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CITY AND SUBURBAN.
The Dispatch has been sued for libel on
oath of George Hall.
The jail was scrubbed out and thorough
ly cleansed on S•tturday.
The Letter Carriers appeared in their
new xtniforms on Saturday.
Seventeen cases were disposed of at
Mayor Blaolanore's morning court yester
da • .
Thus far there have been but four fires
during the present month—three of them
Hi.—Capt. M. W. Lewis is seriously ill.
Officer Joe Cupples is filling his place as
officer of.the day at the tombs.
The Board of Inspectors of the County
Prison will meet on Saturday of next week,
when the annual. elec lon for offibers of the
institution will be 'h ,Id.
Surety.- , -F. W. vardend alleges that
John Diebold threa ened to kill him. A
warrant for the arres of the bold man was
issued by Alderman Irwln.
Committed.—Alderman Thomas yester
day committed for a heariug, Thomas Da
vis charged with assault and battery, 'on
oath of his wife, Miry Davis.
Coal yet remains a scarce article on oar;
streets. It is selling for eleven and twelve
cents per bushel delivered. 4%. coal famine
in Pittsburgh is quite a novelseusation.
The rafile which was to have taken place
for a fine black horse, on Christmas eve,
ac "Our House," Diamond alley, was post
poned,. and will take place positively to
Charged With Horse Stealing.---William
Simpson, arrested several days ago for
stealing a horse from John Smith, was re
leased on bail by Mayor Blaokmore on
The foundation of the New City Hall, on
Smithfield street, is about completed. It
is a splendid piece of masonry, and will
cost the city about 530,000, fifty per cent.
more than the original estimate.
Prof. BenJ. Jones, Principal of the Bir
mhigham Public School, was, on Thursday
afternoon, presented with a beautiful gold
pen and case by the scholars of his class, as
a token of appreciation and esteem. _L.
Fowl Appropriation. Officers Moore
and Dulyanev arrested Archibald Rynd in
East Liberty, on Saturday night, for steal
ing a couple of game cocks from a resident
in that locality. Reis in the lock-up await
ing a hearing.
A Knock Down.--Edward . 1411M11 al
leges that Patrick,Quinn niet him on the
street on Christmas day, and unceremoni
ously knocked him down. A warrant for
the arrest of the pugilistic Patrick was is
sued by Alderman Herron.
The New Comic'ls.—The new City Coun
cils will meet for organization on the first
Monday of January, when Mayor Brush
will be inaugurated. The election for the
minor 'city otlicers will take place on the
second Tuesday of the month.
The couteact for the building of a new
church at Bellileld, on the site of the beau
tiful one recently destroyed by tire, has
been awarded at $16,500. The building
will be ten feet deeper than the old one,
4nd fully equal in every respect.
Corner Loafers.—The Allegheny police
made a raid on a crpwd of loafers at the
'corner of Ohio and West streets, Third
ward, and succeeded in capturing two of
them. Mayor Drum tined them each one
dollar and costs, which they paid and were
The New Truck.—Chiet Engineer Hare
and several members of the Committee on
Fire Engines left, for New York, yesterday,
to bring home the new hook and ladder
truck built there for the Fire Department
of this city. The Committee expect to re
turn pbout next Thursday. •
Kicked laiim—Bernard Wynn alleges
that Martin Joiee knocked him down ,and
;wound up the assault by administering to
him a vigorouikick while he lay upon the
ground. Bernard was arrested Saturday
afternoon and held for his appearance be
fore Mayor Blackmore this "morning. •
The election_of officers for the Pittsburgh
Gymnastic Association, to serve for the
ensuing year, 1860, will take place in Wil
kins Hall, Fourth avenue, on Monday even
ing, 28th inst., between 7% and 10 o'clock.
By order of the President, '
N. B. Mbitirean, Secretary.,
Taken Over--Joseph G. Miller, sentenced
to two years and nine months imprison
-ment in the Western Penitentiary forhorSe
stealing, was taken over on Saturday alter-
John Anderson, a lad convicted of steal
ing a watch, was taken to the House of
Refuge at the same time.
Fire Alarm.—The apparatus: to connect
the steeple on the Seventeenth ward School
House. (Lawrenceville,) with the Central
Station of the Fire Alarm Telegraph, was
shipped irom New York on the 23d inst.,
and;is expected to arrive in this city to
day. It is the intention to use the bell in
striking the hour, and for alarms of fire.
New Theatre.---It is probable that Mr.
Coleman will carry out his design of re
modeling Odd Fellows' Hall, arid convert
it into a first class theatre. On Saturday
be was engaged in bargaining for a: lot in
Diamond alley, in the rear of his property,
twenty-five by one hundred feet. 'Mr.
Houck, the owner of the lot, values it at
1316.000. • '
Runaway.—A two-horse team attached to
a large, heavy coal wagon ran off on Re
becca street, Allegheny, Saturday after
noon. The wagon came in contact with a
`post on the corner and lost one of the hind
wheels. The frightened animals ran a
square or two further but were caught be
fore any more damage was done. There
was no driver in the wagon at the time.
Fatal Result.-31r. John Crowthers, who
was so seriously hurt by the explosion at
tne Superior Iron Works, the particulars
of. which we published several - days ago,
has since died from the effects of his inju
ries. Mi. Griffith, the other employe, who
was ?dm> dangerously Injured, is quite low,
and his recovery is considered very doubt
Western Universtty.—This institution
'will resume. its session Monday, January
4th. Students prepared for any of -the reg
ular College Scientific or Preparatory classes
can then be admitted. The Commercial
Department is in charge of a gentleman
-fully competent for its duties. -For inbr
mation or catalogues apply to the President
of the - Faculty, University Building, corner
of Ross and Diamond streets, between the
hours of nine and two.
A correspondent, in whose integrity and
truth we have unbounded conlidence,writes
us a letter detailing his experience in send
' ing money . East to large publishing houses
for advertised literary works "to be sent
free 'of postage on receipt of price," in
which he has suffered material loss, never
receiving the books ordered and paid for.
We• suppose such cases might ,-- be singled
out, where the Motive is direct fraud, but
with all slimt-class Eastern publishers,
such as advertise in the GAZETTE from
time to time, integrity and good faith to all
is their motto, and no thought of dishonesty
can reasonably be attached. to their fair
!Highway. ttobbery.-J—About ten o'clock on
Christmas night a man whose name we
failed to learn was knocked down in Bir
mingham,- near Grosvenor street, and
robbed of his pocket ; book containing ten
dollars and a package of car tickets. The
assailant escaped with his booty.
Last Meeting.--The present City Coun
cils Will hold their 'last regular meeting
this afternovn at two o'clock, at the usual
place. The ne* Councils will be organized
January 4th, 1869, at Which time the Mayor
elect will lae sworn in. He will not, hots
ever, take his seat until February Ist.
Disorderly.—Johannah Franz alleges that
Franz Mann came to her house on Satur
day and acted in a disorderly manner by
calling her names and otherwise improp
erly conducting himself. ; The parties re
side in Birmingham. Justice Helsel is
sued a warrant for the arrest of the accused.
Assaulted.—John Kennedy and Rody
Corbin got into a row In a beer saloon on
Penn street, Christmns night. John seems
to have got the worst of it; as he appeared
before Alderman Irvin and lodged informa
tion against his opponent for assault
and battery, upon Which a warrant was is
Good.—That portion of the. Greensburg
Turnpike lying within the city limits, hav
ing been purchased by the city for the sum
of five thousand dollars, was taken posses
sion of on Friday by the city, and free tliv- r.
el over the road between here and. Wilkins
burg commeneed. By this purchase two
toll gates are abolished.
Cross Suits.-Benjamin Sanbur v made in
formation yesterday against William Liv
ingston, before Alderman Irvin, for assault
and battery. This is a cross suit, Living
ston having entered snit against Sansbury
for assault, before Alderman Taylor, a few
days ago. Livingston in this case was ar
rested and held for a hearing. •
Admitted.—On Saturday, on motion of
William Bakewell, Esq., William A. Sipe,
Esq., of Indianapolis, Indiana, was quali
fied and admitted to practice in the several
courts of the county. In the Court of Com
mon Pleas, on motion of T. MI Marshall,
Esq., J. Smith De Shane, of New Castle,
wan - qualified and admitted to practice.
At a Regular Meeting of McCandless
Lodge No. 390 A. Y. M.-, held on Thursday
evening, Dec. 24th, 1868, the following
named persons were elected to serve for the
ensuing Masonic year: , W. -M., C. C. Ar
ensberg; S. W., A. J.. Hsrbaugh; J. W.,
George Teeso; Secretary, Wm. A. Syter;
Treasurer, Geo. T. VanDoren; Trustees,
John G. Robinson, A. D. Anderson, John
Rescued.--officer Wm. Hoak, on Christ
mas night, arrested a man named Tryhook,
ho was acting in a disorderly manner at
a ball in City Bail. While the prisoner was
on his way to the lock-up in charge of the
officer, it is alleged that Jacob Slagle inter
fered, and after a scuffle rescued him. In
formation was made against Slagle by the
officer on Saturday, upon which Mayor
Blacknaore issued a warrant.
28th, is generally observed in Europe and
in a large portion of this country as a Ma
sonic holiday or time ,of festivity. It is
called St, John's day, and in former years
the fraternity were accustomed to prepare
a feast and conduct the installation cere
monies Of officers elect. We have no knowl
edge of any intended celebration of it this
year by the lodges in this vicinity.
The gas Jets on St. Pistils Cathedral' tower
were lighted for the first time on Saturday
night. The wind was blowing strong, and
the experimental test was by no, means sat,
isfactory, although the effect froth the score
or more of burning jets attached to the
cross was very fine. The gas is \lighted by
a current of. electricity. Another experi
ment will shortly be made, when, it is to
be hoped, every light will shine out and
furnish a cross of fire in the clouds.
Bitten by a Borse.—Dr. Jas Robinson, of
the Seventeenth ward, while (making a
professional call, on .Saturday afternoon,
hitched his horse to a - post on Wylie street.
A few minutes afterward James Hindman
attempted to Pass that way when he was
seized by the animal and severely bitten on
the right shoulder. Mr. Hindman proceed
ed immediately to the Mayor'S office and
lodged an . information against the owner
of the animal for assault and battery. The
case will be heard to-day.
A Neighborly Misanderstanditig.—Henry
Markland made information Saturday - af
ternoon, before Mayor Blockmore, against
Martin-Joyce, John Josce, James Adler
and James Meiling, for assault and battery.
The parties are neighbors, Markland
siding at No. 12 Pennstreet, and the others
occupying houses in the vicinity. The
origin of the ditlicultycould not be made
out. but Markland allOges that the accused
beat him severely, of course without prov
ocation. They were arrested and held for a
District Court Argument_ List.—The
members, of the Bar interested will take
notice that at nine o'clock this morning,
and from "day to day thereafter until it is
disposed of,the argument list will be taken
'up in the District Court. The list is un
usually, heavy, having been accumulating
for a long time, and it will require prompt
ness to dispose of it during the coming
week. Tho equity list is' also a large one,
and will take considerable time. There
will be but one week allotted to argument,
as upon the 'following week, commencing
January 4th, jury trials will be resumed in
their regular order by Judge Kirkpatrick.
The Westorn Pennsylvania Convention
of Loyal but Disfranchised Men will con
vene in the A. M. E. Church, corner Of
Wylie and Elm streets, this (Monday)
morning at ten o'clock, and continuo in
session two' ays. --
The prominent questions for discussion
before the Convention will be Religion,
Education, Wealth-, Economy, Suffrage.
A mass, Meeting will be held each even
ing in the - main audience room of the
church, and eminent speakers ,will address
the people upon the suujects named above.
All who are friendly to the cause of free
dom are cordially invited to be present.
S. A. NEALE, Chairman,
A. I. BILLOWS,
Ps.vi. J. CAnsoN.
Committee on Address, tie.
St. Peters Episcopal Church.
The Superintendent and teachers of the
Sunday School connected with St. Peters
Episcopal Church, corner of Grant and
Diamond streets, will give the children the
annual Christmas celebration this afternoon,
commencing at half-past two o'clock. A
short religious service will take place In
the church, conducted by the r actor, Rev.
Eger, after which all will adjourn to the
unday School room, where a feast of good
things, such as delight the little folks, will
be given them.
Afraid of Poboa.
James Brightmore has a healthy fear of
any poisonous substance, which caused
him to make information before Alderman
Strain Saturday against his wife Bridget
for surety of the peace. lie states that,
from sundry dark threatenings, ho has be.
come muqh alarmed for fear his loving
spouse will hasten his departure from this
mundane sphere by means of poison.
James further alleges that he is in a _con
stant state of fear on account of, certain
threatenings of a pugilistic individual
named Wm. McCloskey, into whose soci
ety he is' frequently thrown. To relieve
the apprehensions of the unfortunate man,
warrants for the arrest of Bridget and Mr.
McCloskey were issued by the Alderman.
PITTSBURGH GAZETTE': MON DA*, "DECEMBER 28, 1888:
How it was Observed—Present Making. r
Amusements—Feeding of the Hungry—
The Visit of Santa Clans—A Christmas
Treat, &c., R;e.
Christmas, the long anticipated holiday,
has come and gone, now taking its place
among those days to be rehiambered for
the joy, gladness and happiness which
marked them. The holiday ,was ushered
in by a wind storm accompanied with snow
flakes enough to whiten the grounds but
not sufficient to invite sleighing or even to
soften the frosty ground underfoot. The
sun made his appearance at the usual time,
but the air was so cold and piercing that it
seemed his well directed rays were frozen
into icicles before striking the earth. Not
withstanding the efforts of stern old Winter
to the contrary; the dap was universally
observed, and thousands of persons put it
din in a manner fully up to their b ght
est anticipations of enjoyment. Present
making.was qtlite general, and while we
have heard of a few princely gifts, still the
large majority were trifling in their char
acter, just valuable enough to make the
recipient feel the weight of the compliment
bestowed. The order preserved in the city
was very good,, notwithstanding the fact
that the drinking saloons transacted Lan
immense business and that much drunk-en
ness prevailed on the streets. Nearly all
of the wholesale and retail stores were
closed and the day, especially the after•
noon, passed away like a quiet Sabbath.
The chi'dren of Bellfield Union Sabbath
School were entertained in their old chapel
on Christmas morning with a grand holi
day treat. The chapel which had 'been
deserted for the elegant new one , recently
destroyed by fire, was made a perfect gar
den of beauty, b eing tastefully and elabo
rately adorned with sweet flowers and ev
ergreens, and the fruit-laden Christmas
trees which so delight the young. Some
two hundred and forty boxes of sweet
meats were distributed to the scholars, the
gift of the friends of the school. The oc
casion was a peculiarly happy one, and the
bright little innocents were no better pleased
in receiving than were the zealous teachers
DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD.
The Philomathic Circle of Allegheny
continued at an early hour in the morning
the distribution of poultry, oysters, bread
and beef to the poor, at the corner of La
cock and Sandusky streets. The attend
ance, was large, and the sight was
pleasing to the extreme. There were
old and-young, genteel and vulgar, well
dressed and ragged, colored and white, and
of all sexes, present for the bountiful gift
of food. A gentleman present to witness
'the novel occasion, said that it war, the
opening of a new book to him. for he could
not imagine that so many on a bright, cold
Christmas morning could be found in our
prosperous communities without so much
as a breakfast between them and death.
An aged lady, with a careworn, pretty little
girl of ten summers. received a pair of
chickens and some bread from the gener
ons donors, and after making a most pro
found bow, turned to her companion and
said: "Mary, dear, God has answered our
prayers." The remark was not intended
for vulgar ears, but it made a deep impres
sion on those who recognized in it a power
, ful sermon.
Altogether, the Philomathle Circle made
nearly three hundred poor families happy
in abundance on Christmas day, and we_
feel sure that their generous and philan
thropic conduct will be remembered where
remembrance is held precious.
THE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS.
At precisely three o'clock on Christmas
morning, ere the gray had streaked the
clouds to warn of the sun's rising, theven
erable old Kriss Kingle, or St. Nicholas, or
Santa Claus, as he rejoices' in either of
these names, made his appearance. He
looked very old, but the same happy smile
was on his face, and he laughed right mer
rily as he tied his team of winged horses to
the tower of St. Pants Cathedral, lighted
up the cross and his pipe too, and proceed
ed toparcel out his gifts. He had a long
list of the names of good and bad children,
and calling a number of his attendants to
gether he proceeded to read them off. He
read the good ones first and ordered the best
toys and sweet meats to be distributed
among them equally, and what was left be
was going to take back to Boston, but
thought the naughty little children here
must feel sorry for doing wrong, -- so he
'would forgive them and. show them by
trindtteas that itis always better to be good.
Then be set all his agents to work to till
the thousands of little stockings hanging
up in every house at the chimney pieces,
and to fill the plates on the tables,
and to place fruits and toys and
sweet meats on the pretty green trees
planted in cozy parlor corners by the kind
parents, who }mew their children were
good and that the kind old fellow wouldn't
forget them. It was awful to see old Santa
Claus work. In one hour he had distrib
uted His whole stock. His agents, nice lit
tle fellows as big as Toth Thumb ' went down
the chimneys and filled the stockings and
plates and trees, and then came back to re
port. Before he left Santa Claus jumped
over into Allegheny, then brick to Birming
ham, then out to Lawrenceville; to see if
any good little boy or girl had been forgot
ten, and he found that he had slighted
some; but the people were moving by this
time on the streets and he had to unloose
his horses and whip off, promising to do
better next year. Let all the children who
did not get anything be good for a year and
they will be the first remembered next
THE RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS.
The Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran
churches and those of many other religious
denominations, held services on Friday,
which were largely attended. At St. Paula
Cathedral the fi st mass was celebrated at
five o'clock, and was attended by fully live.
thousand people. The'altar was brilliantly
Illuminated by thousands of lights forming
appropriate legends in words of fire. The
brass band attached to the °church 'played
in good style a stirring Christums hymn on
the entry , of the priests, and the choir,
specially strengthened for the occasion,
fully sustained its reputation. Rev. M.
Wall occupied the pidpit and delivered a
charitable discourse of no ordinary power
and brilliancy. The services in the Episco
pal and Lutheran churches, although not
BO pompous, were very interesting, and
large congregations were present.
The Opera House, at its matinee and
evening performances, at which Edwin
Boothappeared; was crowded to its utmost.
capacity, yielding immense profit to the
enterprising management. The Old
Theatre was also crowded, and many were
turned away from the doors unable to gain
admittance. Burnell's Museum was also
patronized, being thronged from early morn
till late at night. The Orphans' Fair re
ceived a full share of the amusement seek
ers and took in a great deal of money. The
Mission Fair in Allegheny, the Trinity.
Church Fair in Lawrenceville, and others t
were largely attended. .‘
At the Academy there was an enormou.,l
audience present at both afternoon ane
evening entertainments, and yet multitudeh
were turned away disappointed,• unable tc
get standing room. The popularity of thel
“Drummer Boy of Shiloh," it would airi
pear, never will dle out.. Altogether the'
places of amusement were well attended;
and a vast sum of money was expended in
The cold weather kept the streets com.,t
partitively free from pedestrians, but stink
there were enough out in their best upper
el'tp give the city an unusual holiday ap-i
pearance. .The toyshops,jewelry stores
and Other establishments which kept their ,
doors open :for, trade transacted a fair share I
of business, but by no means so large as
was done the corresponding day of- last
Christmas past was , a happy, enjoyable
day, and may we all live to be merry on
the next .ne.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Presentee New
Plan of Vacation to Councifs. ' '
The officials of the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company have withdrawn their orig
inal plan regarding their wants for depot
lacilities in the 'Seventh street neighbor
hood and substituted another •plan which
has been deposited for the inspection of
members of Council in the office of the City
,It proposes the vacation - of Grant street,
from Seventh to Liberty; Eighth street,
from Liberty to Fountain; Cherry alley,
from Seventh to Liberty; Plum alley, from
Liberty, and Poplar street, from Washing
ton to Elm. This, part of the proposition.
being acceded to, the Company will remove
its tracks ' from Liberty and erect a new
freight depot on Seventh street, probably
at the corner of Seventh and Grant streets, I
but it is not proposed to change the passen
ger depot at present.
In order to obviate the difficulties and
dangers which now surround the ap
proaches to the Union Depot, the,Comnany
construct two bridges, thus:
commencing at the grade of Washing
ton street, at the intersection of Poplar
street, which is the first cross street. on
Washington, above the Grain Elevator.
and terminating on Penn street, immedi
ately opposite the yards of the Pittsburgh,
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway Compa
ny. This bridge will stand at an elevation
of sixteen and a half feet above the level
of Liberty street, at the north-west corner
of the Elevator building. After extending
over Liberty street, it will run obliquely to
the point designated on Penn street, which
is immediately west of the tracks of the
Fort Wayne and Cleveland and Pittsburgh
roads. Its length will be between 700 and
800 feet, with a width . corresponding
to that of Washington street, which is forty
feet. It is also proposed to construct another
bridge over the south half of pberty
street, commencing at a point opposite the
old Mansion - House, running eastwardly,
and rising so as to intersect the Washing
ton street bridge at the Elevator; thence
gradually , descneding so as to strike the
grade of Liberty street at or near Steven
son alley. This bridge will be about the
' same length'as that leading from Washing
ton to Penn street. These bridges are to be
constructed of iron and handsomely orna
mented. The ground in front of the Union
Depot will be securely fenced, so as to cut
off all communication except by means of
the bridges, which will be made to accom
modate vehicles as well as foot passengers.
Foot travelers, who wish to reach Liberty.
street, by way of Washington street, can
[ take the bridge, and on reaching the Grain
Elevator, descend a flight of steps which
`are to be placed at this point. Steps will
L•also be constructed from the Liberty street
bridge, descending into the.yard in front of
the Union Depot. Another blight will lead
I i'rom the Washington street bridge, south
of the Elevator, at the point 'where the
tpresent steps descend. -As these bridges
will be constructed to accommodate 'all
kinds of vehicles, and as they will span all
the railway tracks centering at this point,
it is claimed that all the difficulties and
dangers -, now , existing, will be en
tirely' overcome. That portion of Llb
etty street . =not occupied, by the prop
osed bridge will be left open to travel--
as at present—the bridge, however,
being free to the use of every pon.on.
It will - be observed that all communica
tion 7 ith the Depot, by way of Grant street,
will be cut off. Those who find this thor
oughfare their nearest route to the railway
trains will be compelled to take the Wash
ington street bridge or go down: to Smith
field street and approaCh the depot from the
bridge along Liberty Street.
We shall have something to say of this
new plan in the course of-a few days, and
in the meanwhile, invite dur members of
Council to examine the matter closely EO
as to be prepared to vote intelligently when
the matter comes up for legislation.
Among the many pleasant and agreeable
reminiscences of Christmas to each o
Sheriff Cluley's deputies was the receiptlof
a fifty dollar greenback limn their genial
and courteous superior in office. The
Sheriff has a just and prOper appreciation
of a good assistant, and a happy tact and
method in rewarding merit. Stich ac- . _
-knowledgments serve to strengthen the
bonds of friendship and esteem between
tho giver and recipient, and aid in the
ready and cheerful performance of duty.
Prothonotary Walters invited each of his
deputies to partake of a Christmas dinner
at his residence on Center avenue. While
assembled in the parlor, previous to the
announcement of the feast, each of the
!deputies was surprised byia handsome gift,
embracing gold watches and chains, and
presented in behalf of Mr. Walters by Rev.
J. J. Jones with a few happy and felicitous
remarks. - The surprised recipients were
unable to convey their gratitude in words,
but allowed their countenances to reflect
their feelings. At the conclusion of the
interesting ceremony the company partook
Or a bountiful repaat'vrith a relish which
spoke volume& for the culinary abilities of
the accomplished hostess.
Trinity Church Fair.
The congregation of the Trinity Metho
dist Episcopal Church are now holding at
their Church, corner of Smallman and
Twenty-fifth street, a grand fair and festi
val. It has so far been well attended, and
bOth in point of pleasure and profit a
decided success. It will keep open
every afternoon and evening - of the
present_ week, closing on New Year's
night. The contest for the reception chair
to be awarded by vote to the most popular
candidate for the Shrievalty, is waxing
warm and attracts much attention. A gold
watch is up for the most popular.engineer,
while a rich and elegant full set of silver
is to' bo awarded to the most popular gen
tleman. The Fair is specially , attractive,
pleasant ladies attending the handsomely
decorated booths, music enlivening the oc
casion and princely meals served up at ail
hours, together with elegant and toothsome
refreshments. Let all attend. The Citi
zens Pabsenger Railway cars run every few
minutes within a' minute's walk of the
The Allegheuy Blot.
The particulars of the political riot in
Allegheny, on the evening previous to the
last-election, during which Mr. Geo. Both
well was assaulted and almost killed, are
still fresh in the minds of our readers.. One
of the parties implicated in the assault,
Charles , Maulli, eluded the vigilance of the
police for some time, but was apprehended
in -a saloon on Ohio street, Allegheny,
Christmas afternoon by Chief of Police
!3c.ame aware of his where
morning he gave bail
Mayor Blaultmorts on Christmas morning
Committed a man giving his name as John
B. Turner, to, jail, for vagrancy. Turner
had been arrested the evening before by
officers Gordon and Wilson, while begging
at the Union Depot, and representing him-,
self as being deaf and dumb. The offiders
had recourse to stratagem to bring bank
his sleeping .powers of conversation, and
hearing. While walking down Liberty
street, they proposed to place him in front
of an approaching engine, and started to,
carry the idea into execution, when the fel
low suddenly becameicognizant of every
thing and bellowed like a bull. At the
lock-up he gave his name as designated,
and said ho resided in Buffalo, N. Y. lie
wore three coats, one of which, from its
make-up and general appearance, together
with a silver star and the number 46 pin
made to it, is supposed to have belonged to
one of the Buffalo policemen. A number
of bank checks, all filled up, were found
up in his pockets, but he seemed entirely
destitute of money. He won't need any for
A short time ago, Mayor Drum, in ac_
cordaricti with instructions from the City
Councils, placed a night-watchman oh
Troy Hill.- John Kennedy, a resident of
that lodality. has often since expressed an
earnest desire to gaze upon the countenance
of the new official, but from the fact that he
had never done so, concluded that none
such existed. To make sure, however, on
Saturday evening he placed himself on the
outside of a considerable quantity of that
exhiliarating beverage, beer. and started
out to make a circuit of the hill. As "he
traveled along, with frolic and song he
cheered his, lonely way." and found him
self in Avery few moments face to face with
the object of his search, who immediately
took charge of and conveyed him to the
lock-up. He was furnished with a flight's
lodging by the city, at an expense of three
dollars and a-half, which he paid to secure
a release. He expressed himself as satis
fied with the sight of the watchman. He
has no particular desire to see him again.
Once is sufficient..
On Saturday afternoon Chief of Police
Bowden arrested a man named John Neelis
for stealing a cow belonging to Mr. James
McDonald, proprietor of the St. Lawrence
Hotel, Federal street. Neelts drove the.
animal on Friday afternoon from the Alle
gheny Commons up to Butchers Run and
sold it for $2O to Mr. George Beilitein.. The
purchaser, suspecting it to be stolen from
the price asked, told the seller to call on
Saturday afternoon and get the money at
the Allegheny market. When 'he called
the Chief of Police, who had become aware
of the loss of the cow, proniptly arrested
him. At the Mayor's office he confessed to
the theft and acknowledged that he had been
guilty of the' same offense several times
before. Residents along Ridge avenue and
vicinity have lost' several valuable cows
lately, and it is suspected that Neelis
knows something of their whereabouts.
The one which he sold for 520 to Mr. Beil
stein was valued at 575. He will be com
mitted on a charge of larceny to-day.
Officer Svrain, of Mayor Drum's police,
had occasion, on Christmas afternoon, to
pay an official visit to the, residence of a
min named Falkenstein, on Concord street,
Seventh ward, Allegheny. The officer
found Falkenstein and his wife lying on
the Boor of their wretched domicil, sleep
ing off the effects of a drunken spree, while
their little boy, about six years of age, oc
cupied one corner of the room upon a bun
dle of old dirty rags. The furniture of the
apartment was scattered in innumerable
small pieces, giving evidence_ of a dome.-
tie nettle of considerable proportions. The
little fellow stated tnat he had eaten noth
ing since the previous afternoon, and had'
been lying on his 'rag bed, almost frozen,
the fire having gone out. A kind hearted
lady in the Vleinity upon being made aware
of the case.--took charge of him until his
lawful protectors 'were brought to their
senses. The man and wife' were 'taken to
the Mayor's office and after remaining there
all night on Saturday morning were com
mitted to jail. '
Two young Alleghenian became in
volved in a dispute on Christmas day,
Which assumed' such huge proportions as
finally to ffemand settlement only in ac
cordance with the latest rules of the
"P. R." With this purpose in view they
adjourned, accoMpanied by a crowd of
friends, to the 'ground in the rear of the
Western Penitentiary, and proceeded to
divest themselVes of all extra coverings—
in other words to "strip for the fray."
Things went smoothly enouth until the
word was given to "go in," when suddenly
they discovered that the little difildifity
might as well, and could be, settled with
out recourse to fighting. A consultation
took place, irounititd honor on both sides
Was satisfied, and the crowd dispersed,
aided in their , departure by the appearance
of the , police, who had got wind of the
affair. They were too late, however, as the
crowd disappeared at their approach like
snow before the summer sun. , •
For same time,past Mr. Charles Seibert.
Proprietor of a wholesale liquor store on
Liberty street, noticed the mysterious
dfsappearance of bottles of wine and other
valuable liquors,, but was unable to account
for it. Clrcumetatices at length aroused his
suspicions and caused hint to place a watch
over the movements of a lad in his employ
named John Kurtz.
_On Saturday evening
the boy was detected in the act of convey
ing off several bottles of wine under his
coat. Officer Reddy was called in and con
veyed the young employ 6 to the watch
house, where be . was locked up for a bear
ing. The goods already stolen amount in
value to , between two and three hundred
dollars. - Young ' Kurtz acknowledges
having taken liquors on former occasions,
but says hb -Sliva3s paid for them after
wards. He retildes with his father, Adam
Kurtz, on Centre avenue, Allegheny.
Philip Sullivan states that lie was at the
Opera. House•on Christmas night, and on
his way home stepped at a beer saloon in
Birmingham. There was a large crowd in
the saloon- at the time and Sullivan, find
ing it impossible to get waited on imme
diately, took a seat at the stove. He had
been seated but a minute or two when he
was attacked by one of the crowd, who was
seconded by the rest. After beating him
pretty severely be was thrown out of the
house by ono of them. which humane action
.he verily : believes only saved his life. On
Saturday he made information against Jbhn
Mackin, before Justice Ammon, for assault
and battery, believing him to, be the ring
leader hi, the attack. The accused was ar
rested and gave bail for Court in the sum
; The Purest and sweetest Cod Liver Oil
in the world,; manufactured from fresh,
' ; healthy livers, upon the sea shore; it is per
ifectlY pure and sweet. Patients who have
once taken it, cat; take none other. Ask
or "Plaz.Ard andCaawell's Cod Liver Oil,"
flanufactured by Caswell, Hazard Lk, Co.;
"few York- sold by all druggists. hi
Kellwood Boarding School for Boys.—
'Our vacancies, on January 6th. Apply to
l iev, J. P. Taylor, New Brighton, Pa. 2w.
The place to get; Wbite lame, Calcined
~plaster, Hydraulic Cement. is - at Ecker
'Quincy's, 157 First street.
Saw Him at Last.
Stolen and Recovered
Effects of Liquor:
A :Toting Thief.
A .Chrletmas Difficulty.
First Ward, Allegheny, Polities.
The Republicans of the First ward Alle.
gheny, held a caucus meeting on Saturday
night and selected the following gentlemen
as candidates foi Republican nomination,
toAe ;voted for at the primary meeting to
belfelifilext Sattirday evening:
,For Councils (three td be voted for:
John Frazer, Thomas Smith, Ai -- Etuana, g.
M. Long, Joseph Fleming.
School Directors (two:to be voted for)—
Samuel R. Smith, J. B. Ingham, Henry
Gerwig, Robert White.
Director of the Poor—Samuel Riddle,
John Brown, Jr.
Assessor—G. W. Lyon, Alexander Glenn,
Judge of Election—John J. Morrow.
Inspectors—W. G. Algoe, Wm. Atwell.
Return; Inspectors—JosePh T. JohnsoM
Samuel Kain. •
Constable—Samuel Irwin, Jas. Taylor.
On Saturday afternoon a very handsome
young lady, of good family and respectable,
connections, -- permitted her love for the
beautiful in dress and ornament to lead her I
into the disreputable , act of stealing from
the counters of Macrum & Carlisle, trim.:
ming merchants, 19. Fifth avenue, a quan=
tity of fine silk sashes, bonnet ribbons and
ties. She was discovered in the act and
taken in custody, and goods valued at fit;
teen dollars, which she had stolen from the,
counters, found concealed on her parson:,
We believe no criminal prosecution- was;
entered, but that she was let off after mapy i
tears of sorrow and repentance. , There is;
mck telling how much our merchants lose
from the operations of female thieves, and;
it is almost exacting too much to ask in the:
name of mercy that they be permitted to"
escape the disgrace of publication and pun=
A Household Fairy.
Away back in 'ancient times, according
to mythology, people were_relieved of con
siderable trouble and helped along in their
journies through life by the aidof some
good fairy, which took their burdens upon ,
itself. In these days, however, we have
none of those mythological crehtures'tci
labor for us, consequently we are compell=
ed .to supply their places by others of a
more practical character, such as for in=
stance one of those handsome and servicea .
ble Singer Sewing Machines, which may
be• purchased from the agents, Messrs.
Straw Jr, Morton, at the corner of Penn and
- Sixth streets. Without making any great'
boast of the Singer. the agents simply ask
for it a trial, feeling confident that it will,
be fully up to the standard of .a lirst-class
family sewing machine.
If any of our readers have delayed ml&k.
ing their holiday presents to friends on ac
count of, not being able to decide upon ar
appropriate gift, they should call at tin
popular drug and perfumery establishmen•
of Burns it Caughey, corner of Penn tine
St. Clair streets, and select something frorr
the large and varied assortment of fine per'
fumery or , fancy articles with which thf
firm have supplied themselves. Any o
their rich toilette or cologne sets, fanc3
hair brushes, fine perfumeries, beautifu
combs, ..tc.otc., would maks? an appropri
ate and acceptable present, and the reason
able prices at which they are offered can
not be taken exception to by any pur
BECK—FERGUSON—On Christmas Bye, Decent
bet. 24th, IS6& at the Pa:savage, by the Bev
P. P. Davies, ROBERT D. BACK, of . East Bir
mlnuham, and Miss EA R; FEROTi4iON, c
KERR—BELL-On Thursday. December . 24th
at the residence o(M. M. Roffman, Esq., by th
Rev. Sylvester BUM Mr. JAMES B. KERR, s -
Pittsburgh. to Miss ANNIE A. BELL, of Noble:
CARR—At Edgefield. on the 20th inst., CAR(
LINE, wife of Witham Carr, in the 4lat year of tit
The innersl will take place at 2 Alock, P. Y. c
TUESDAY, 29th inst. Carriages will lease the co
ner of 'Seventh avenue and Emithlielditreet at 12
o'clock, P 51. 2
BETZ EL—On Friday,'December 25th, at her re
tarp°. on Spring' Garden Run' Mrs. tiEORG
HETZEL, wite of George Hetzei, Sr., in the 791
year of her age.
,DEFDEIir—At 11 o'clock Friday night, Mra. Jt
DITA DICYDEN, in the 68th year of her age. -
i„ LEI. AIKEN, lINDERTAALEI -
o. 186 FOURTH STREET, Pittsburgh, P
FINS of all kinds, CRAPES, GLOVES, and e
ery description of Funeral Famishing Ooods In
niched. Rooms, open day and night. Hearse *3
Ritygnsa - cns—Rev. David Herr, D D., Res.
W. Jacobus, D. D., Thomas Ewing, Esq., Jacob
QIIARLES &PEEBLES lINDEB
TAKERS AND LIVERY STABLESfrotnel
B DUSKY STREET AND CHURCH VEND
Allegheny City. where their CuI..FIN ROOMS a
eog#tantly supplied with real and imitation Rot
wood, Mahogany and Walnut Coffins, at prices v
rying from $4 to 6100. Bodies prepared fur lute
meld. Hearses and Carriages furnished; also
rinds or. Mourning Goodli, Ir required. Ogles op
at allhours, day and night.
4011ERT T. RODNEY, UNDER
TAKER AND EMBALMER, No. 45 OR
hE&T, Allegheny, seeps constantly on hand
large assortment of ready-made Coffins of the fl
lotting kinds: First. the celebrated American It
Idal Gases, Metallic Self-sealing Alr-ti ht Cat
and CRAM, and Itoliewood sewo
Imitation Coslns. Walnut Iltallint and o
,tollins fro ti
wards. Rosewood Imitation Coffins fro $5 li.
wards, and no paint will be spared the WI
satisfaction. Crape and Gloves furnish d free
charge. Best Hearses and Carriages tithed
Short notice. Carriages furnished to fun rale IA
WARRANTED TO ninon Viat
FOB SALE BY
DUNSEATH & NASLET'T.
56 FIFTH STREET.
ELENHII G. HALE,
Corner ofPenn andSt.Clair Stroll
Has now In stock one of the largest and most Tar,
Fall and Winter Goodo
ever brought to thin . cttl•. His stock embrabts!
the latest French and English manufactures of
CLOTHS, CIABINMEENES AND OVABODATIV
Aiso. a full line of Oent's Furnishing Goodt.i
FOR: A STYLISH OVERCOAT
Mir: Y 4:
BOR A STYLISH WALKINHCOAI.,
FOR A. STYLISH PAD( OF PAN3S,_,,.
FOE A. STYLISH VEST OF ALL HE__W°.
For all the latest styles cut clothe., made of the
material, and by tirst.class workmen, and ailg,
surprisingly low, go to_the well:pawn !dog.
NO. 50 ST. CLAIR STEEET, now StAl
THOB. F. DALE, M. D E. R. SUTTON.
THE V NO ER SIGN ED ILIVE
SUcIATED themselves together for the
PRACTICE OF MEDICIN4
Otho, \o. 19 STOCKTON AVENHS.....AIIeI I
city. THOS. F. DALE Di
n 013.043 H. surroN, k. D.