The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, December 30, 1868, Image 8

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.littolgoeirtei•atrdiproull, of the Re.
formed TreabyttfrlWOlitielr, Allegheny,
baa magnet:l- hie ;charge and accepted a
ProfeeporshlPlafhe'Theological Seminarr.
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Officers Elected .- The following officers
, have ibeon eleetid by the. St. Marys Atd
' Society, of Allegheny, to serve for the en
siting, year: President. John 'Gipprlch;
Vice President, Chas.' Lauer; Treasurer,
CasPar. Ftische; Messenger, Jos. Welcher.
Assault and Battery.--Ann Qualter made
information before the Mayor'yesterday,
charging her son-in-law, John Jackson,
witikassault And battery... She alleges that
John struck her on the head with a broom
stick: john was arrested and -held for a
Meld for Trlal.—Jcihn Burke and David
Lewis, charged with'feloinouslpssault and
battery on oath of John webb, who it will
be remembered was thrown over a preci
pice in the Eleventh- ward a few weeks
since, had hearing before Alderman
Strain, acting Mayor, yeetea-day, and were
held to bail to answer at court.
Needs Flsmg - --There is a crossing over
an alley intersecting with,Federal street,
betweeknobrusciii and 'ISa blls, which bad 6
ly needs the attention of - the Allegheny
Street Commissioner. An hour or two's
work would :ke it pansabla and relieve
the4mMense .throng ot;ipedestrians.wlm.
pass 'ilia W: ,conslif rabic+ mmoyanoti:
Pittsburgh gran mite ,Aissociation.---The
annual meet ng of the - Pittsburgh Gyni
nastic Association was held at Wilkins'
nail, Monday, .eveninu.. at which the fol.:
lowing officers were elected for the ensuing
year: President ' , &E. Umbsfaetter,' Vice
.Wasident, nk S. Lonm; Secretary,
James II; mack; Treasurer, Wm. C.
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Abandonme t.—Margaret Harkins Made
information "fore the Mayor yesterday
charging her usband, Pat: Harkins, with
abandonment. She alleges tint Pat la her
husband' and the father of her - children,
anti '•that he has -abandoned both her and
her children and refused .to contribute to,
their Anylidrt. •' A warrant was issued for
the - arrest of Patrick. •
Sudden Death.—Alderman Wm. Neeper,
in the absence of Coroner Clawson, held an
inquest on the body of E. B. Harding, who
died snddenlyte Liberty - street, in front of
"Carter's Exchange," about eleven o'clock
Monday evening. After examining sev
eraL.witnesses a- verdict of death from' mi.
poplexy was rendered. The deceased was
about. thirty-eight years of age, and a son
of Majoi Harding, formerly , commandant
at the Allegheny arsenal. He leave s a
widow and two children. '
Alleged, Larceny.—Officer John Sarber,.
of AlderndanDonaldson'apolice, yesterday'
arrested a woman named Mary Dougherty,
charged before the Alderman with stealing
r2O from John Daffy. The woman occu
pies a little Wherf-boat mciored'opposite
Temperanceville, a short distance above
the Ferry Landing, where shp'ertis arrested,
shoat 4 o ' clock in the moping. The_pla - ce
kept bp her is of a disre • ntable - character.
After a hearing she w - committed to fail
for trial. - '
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Burglarious Alt • .. pt.—At an early hour
yesterday morni g g the store 'of Mr. George
Kaiser,'N. 11-Ohio street, Allegheny, was
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made the's fie of burglarious operations,
which to tely failed to realize anything '
for , the . g tors. The front door was
.., opened g • means ot a bar. bat in doing so
an al. m bell placed •at its top gave • the
- - alar gg ; •which frightened the burglars away.
Mr t, was about ten dollars in the money
• awer and a lame show case filled,,with
• . linable fincY articles, none of which,
lb:Weyer ere disturbed. '
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Poetry ar ino 11 on. - -Pio f. Le Grand Cow
per. the finished terpsichorean whose
fashionable drawing room is located in the
elegant iron building, N0.'51 Fifth avenue,
is now, forming dames for the second and
_quarter of• the season, which will °atm
mews on . Saturday next, for juveniles and
on the following Monday evening for gen
tlemen., To enjoy the advantages of the
full, term all should commence at .the be.
ginning. The term closes 'on April- Ist.
Those desiring further informaticin should
call for a circular at Prof. Cowper's, rooms.
Should be Attended To.—The present
ufficrvtelither affoi•ds an excellent 'opporttf
nity for all citizens to have the sidewalks
and gutters In front of their 'residences
thoroughly gleaned, Yet, not% ithstandlng
this fact, we notice-but very few availing
themselves of Its , benefit. The ,officiate of
both cities !Mc:1111(11;13e that the ordinance in
relation to.this nutter Is enforced prompt
ly,-while there is - no excuse ror - delay: A
walk . through any of our principal 'thor
oughfare% or in Alleglieny, would be suffi
cient to convince any one of the , necessity
of ,having something done:. •
From the Old to the New.—Rey.
J. Eressly and hia.corwegation. took formal
leave of their old church -edifice on Sunday
afternoon-last; on which occasion' . Dr.
Prefily preached a farewell sermon. Ser
vices will be held' the ,`basement id the
new 'building •on East Common, Sunday
next: - The congregation-have been wor
shipiag in the building Over thirty
years, during which time Dr. Presaly has
has ogagpiedAhs-pniplt, The , new; church;
when completed' will be one of the finest
structurasirr point of liniah in Allegheny
Rev, Dr. Spioull, of the, Reformed Pres
lyterian'(Covenanter) Churab,,preaahed a
farewell' sermon in the building which his
congregation baie,been occupying for ever
thirty-two years, on Sunday night last, pre
paratory:AO:entering their new edifice on
SandtiskyatFeeto where services will be
held Sunday next. - • •
• - - , ---c-; r, Western - University. . -
The annual address . - before the Alumni
Aasociatipn of - the Western , University
was:delivered last night in the University
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fllall, corner of Ross and Diamond streets,
''by W.
D. Moore. Esq., me mber of the
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class ofro 4 4l:r- The subject chosen by the
gentleman was ' , modern culture," a theme
- which he handled .in an able and instrus
- tivanianner, and to the' entertainment of
those, in . attendance.• The audience was
quite a selectand fashionable one, and
seemed Well pressed ,with the Manner in
Which the-evenlni hail been spent. In the
afternoon the annual meeting of the Alumni
waaheld. There Was - a,very largo number
present, and the occasion was one of much
it s
I' eresl, not only to, those directly' con
cted With the - Association, but to..the vial
- - who were present by specialinvitation.
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A Vexatious creditor.
Thomas Hugnes, we belleve, - . acknowl
edges that he owes Michael Moran a little
bill, - but thhika the manner taken by
square the account suciently
annaing to throvi even the, patron saints
into a tire-heat; and quite beyond the en
durance of a rather timid advocate of the
estimable virtue. According ,to his state;
manta Michael first entered suit against ,
him before Alderman Lynch, and obtained
judgment: He then transferred It to Al
Berman Strain, again obtainhig judgment.
Thirdly, it was brought before Alderman
MoMastem - with the same result in favor
bf MichieL . How long this Will continue
to bet e h style of managing the . case,.
Thomasiuya he can't tell, but to put a stop
to it if possible. he made information be
fore Alderman Afahuiterayesterday against ,
his vezations..credit4?r for' barratry, upon
which a warrant Was issued. Thomas
thi n ks 0 reWitting bv. making Michael,
the Alfa dent, and putting him -through
in Balm manner to that which he luta
auffered% ;. '
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The - Convention met - art:WO WO:O4=A
the Ant half. hourvma Mitt% npyrigtr.aligj
ions' exercises,- opening with prayer byltev.
Mr. Coulter, of Allegheny city. -
The Chairman suggested that the Coin;
mittee on Resolutions propose some "Red
Hot" resolutions, of course, , in regard to
some'of the , officers of the Convention who
are absent.
The third resolution in the report of the
Easiness Committee, presented on Monday
evening, was then taken up; The resoln.
tion reads as follows:
Resolved, That we demand the restora
tion of our political rights on the ground of
our birthright, as a recognition of our man
hood, as a defence of onr liberties, and as a
means of protection to"our wives and chil
dren. • •
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he resolution , was adopted without' any
dis ussion. - ,
he third resolution, claiming suffrae
in' nsequence of servicearendered by the
colored people in time of 'War and hi time
of peace, and especially during the slave
holders' reliellien was thee takea up.
Ur. Cole, of. :Allegheny* said , that the
Convention was called for the 'purpose of
discussing the methods' of securing the
electiVe, franchise, and he 'thought there
should be an expression of opinion on that
Bunter thought there bould-certainly ,
be noopnosition to the adoption of the 1 . 88-
011A1011 as it read. .
Mr. Gatewood, of Manchester, said he
was one who had , mate - up from "Egys,"
'ont'of the land of opprion,' and ni lit
not be capable of advising the Conven tion
ins learned manner; but he felt that it was
thduty of all to express their views upon
the subject under consideration. Let them
appeal to Congress and labor to secure their
rights as best they could. ' The colored
peophiliad always fired, their shot into the .
ground, and 'they should now aim higher.
I%ir. Carson .thought the colored people
had a right to suffrage. It had been gran-
ted to them when William Nun came to
this 'country and when the' government
was founded. A colonial convention, which
subsequently met in Philadelphia, and
was presided over ,by William Penn,' in'
the constitution adopted, gave the elective
franchise to the free black man. An
amendment to this effect was subsequently
adopted In the State Convention, but was
repealed in r 1839. if the - black man voted
for one hundred ands seventy-six years
in the early part of this government, why
could he not vote now f
After, some further 'discussion by Messrs.
Coulter, Murra y and Galloway i a vote , was
taken on the re m 'lnti and it was unani
mously adopte d.
1 - Mr. Sampson, Secretary, who had been
I absent, came into the Convention and it was
moved that a vote of censure be passed in
consequence of bis absence.
A reasonable excuse having been offered
and accepted, the motion was lost. •
The Secretary was then requested to cid
the roll of delegates, in order that' they
might have an ;opportunity of paying the
fee of membership.
Mr. Thompson gave notice that he would
bring up the matter of appointing dele
gates to the National ponvention at three
o'clock, and moved that that be made the
special business for that hour.
A delegate moved toSmendi by taking up
the busmosshnmediately.
' After , 'tonsiderable discussion, Mr. Pul
press moved to lay the matter on the table
until three o'clock, which was adopted.
- ' The fifth and sixth resolutions in the re
port of the Breainess Committee, presented
at the previous session, were taken up seri
atim and adopted without discussion.
Mr. Murray, from the Business Commit
tee, submitted the following report:
Resoived, That as economy is the great
principle of financial suocess, and that as
finance holds a controlling influence `over
the progress• of ,political rights, we would`
therefore teem:amend. colored men to the
substantial business enterprises and the
banking interests of the Country, and we
would' farther recommend, the establish
ment of a savings bank among the.colored
people, controlled by men of our own race,
as a means of develpping the effective
power and creating an influence, in the
monetary as well as political affairs of the
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country. .
Be.solved, That we
" establish, a savings
bank, to be located in Pittsburgh, and, that
a committee be appointed to draft a consti
tution to contra it.' .
The resolutions ware under consideration
when the Convention adjourned. •
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The e-
Convention rassembled at two
o'clock, puratant to adjournment.,
The minutes of. th 6 preceding session'
were read , Snd .approved. -.. •
The resolution pending. at adjournment
of themornieg session, relative to the es
tablishment of a Savbigs Bank in this city,
was taken up.
- Mr. Hunter favored ihe adoption of the.
resolution in an able and forcible
meatMr; 'Stewart, of 'New Clastle„Opposed•the
resolution, on the ground that ft was keep- .
ing up the distinction °traces.
Mr. Thoinas moved to indefinitely post=
pone the qu.estion.
Mr. Hunter moved to lay the motion to
postpone on the table.
The motion was lost; and the question re
curring on the motion to , indefinitely post
pone, it was adopted
Mr. Murray, * t om the . Business, Comni4-
lee read the following memorial. to the
To the - onorcthle the Afembera , of the Senate
and ffettee of Repreaentativa of the /Rate
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of Pennsylvania: . •
GENTLMEN : We, your petitioners, would
most respectfully urge you to the consider
ation of providing impartial school privi
leges to the colored children of the State.
In goVernment where the will of the peo
ple is legislated tato law. it must needs be
that the .j notice of that will depends upon
the_intelligence of .the people and , thus
upo their general education; hende the ne
cessity for our present common school Rya
tem of education in a Republican govern-,
moot. When children are deprived of the
fall benefit of the system,- their qualifica
tions for useful citizenship, are seriously,
Malted in their influence to elevate moral..
ity, and the industrial interest of society is
rendered - as powerless as the man deprived
of 'the ballot is rendered powerless to se-:
care good gqveniment.' , The intention of
the law regulating our COMIA9Zi scheol In
terest may be good, but nevertheless
schools provided for colored children in
most instances are inferior and fen
dared mean and uncomfortable at the
whims of the Political prejudices of the
school. directors. In a very fgreat majority
of the separate schools provided for colored
children the buildings are meanlyadapted
to educational purposes, are. seldom or
never repaired and the elatis rooms fur
nished with bad seats, often backless, and
other facilities not only greatly inferior In
their kind bat entirely unaclapted to the
PurPoses. And in almost all cases where'
the attempt bas been m ade colored children
have been refused admission into the higher
common schools, and henceircessariw , ere
confined to a set- of. InferiOr schools pro:
Tided for them or have to pass out gre a tly
deficient. in the qualificatklnsculnized by
other childrekto prepare them for practical
We onlyeak that colored children be ed.
mitttici with white childxen impartially in
to the common school privileges of the
State, and in every instance where they are
forced to be educated in separate K 4100114
that such schools be as excellent as those
proylded for ether children, and that they
be at feast respectable.
We ask t this as= fatheis whoni posterity
will hold responsible; we ask it as loyal
izens of the State, as having been soldiers
of the nation and knot so much on ,the
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canoe of our Manikaa#'
Elevate onr dichoot tritttageS;and pos.
tertty wi l WWI yatt. — Maksj,hci law strict,
.that nowhere in the &Idol regulktions
our great ;Cenunonwealth drmocent
children be , the victims of proscription nor
shall a base discrimination on accou nt of
color trample down impartial law.
The paper was re-committed for correc
tion. It Was subsequently reported by the
COmmittee and 'adopted. •
The matter of the election Of delegates
to National Convention was then taken
On motion it was resolved that the dele
gates at large be appointed by the Conven
tion, and the following gentlemen were
chosen: Rev.l John Peck, of Pittsburgh;
C. W. Nighton, of Lawrence Co.; and Rev.
Henry Highland Garnet, of Pittsburgh.
Prof. Neale, from the Business Commit
tee,' reported a preamble and resolution c
recommending that the various religious
societies he requested to observe the first
of January, 1869; as a day or fasting and
prayer, -in commemoration' of the eman
After eonsiderable discnasion the resoln
ton was adopted. -
Accompanying the report of,the Business
Committee was a resolution , expressive of
the sense of the Qimmitted that colored
men in business, who •made invidious and
degrading distinctions between white and
black men in the Coniiiii'%f their, business,
prevent or .hinder colored 'people fronts
vuring their rights, are unworthy 'the re
spect and confident% of the race..- The res
olution was referred back to the Business
A re solution recommending Avery Colt
lege and Wilberforce University to the col-.
ored people'of the State as worthy or : their
patronage was adopted.
The following .'. address, presented"'hiy
P. H. Murray, was unanimously adopted,
without discussion - •
Of nearly every State lathe North, Penn
sylvania has been the most Tansistent and
obstinate in her aggressions Upon the rights
of the colored man and her opposition, to
his civil and Political enfranchtwment.
Sixty thonsand anditore. of her citizens
remain upon her soil only to• plow and
plant it; only to dig out her rich ores; only
to labor in building up her substantial
wealth, and only to' help fight her battles
in behalf of the nation without any recog
nitien or participation in her governing
powers, 'or even the enrollment of her bleak
heroes' names on her State. Roll of Hdnor.
In her courts of law, neither'in the bar
no the jury box; in her halls of legislation,
'neither in the Senate nor the house; at the
polls, neither to vote nor to he electors; in
her spools, to be proacribedi'in her public
institutions always to have oar• pauperlam,
insanity and. crime recognized btit never
our manhood. We are her friends and it
cannot profit' her -to keep us weak. 'We
are her laborers and to fettered is
to destroy our productive powers.
We are to be - punished for crimes and
should be rewarded' for We are
taxed and we should be represented. • We
have to bear her burdens and we should
enjoy her franchises.
• We are struggling em into the higher
levels of intellectual and political. We
are contending for the equality of man.
We are contending, for a voice and vote in
the councils of the State, should the State
fail to heed oar claims, we shall still 're
main herlriends; bat every time we look
upon our national banner with beautc-ous
stripes and radient stars, we shall remem
ber only-how tinder its shadows we fought
'and bled for the maintenance of these
rights for whidli we ask and feel to , be oars.
The remainder of the session was occu
pied in hearing-reports or committees, al
ter which the Convention adjourned to meet
at seven o'clock.
The Convention re-assembled at seven
o'clock, and was called to order by Presi
dent Garnett.
The exerciqes were opened by singing
"Come ye who love the Lord, -
And let your joys be known." .
After which Rev. Mr. Coulter, of Alleghe
ny city, led in- prayer.
The minutes of the preceding meeting
were read and approved.
Mr. Jackson, from the Finance Conimit
tee, subtuitted the report of the Committee
relative to the expenses which would be
incurred by delegates to the National Con
vention. The report, was received and adop
Mr. Thomas moved that the Finance Com
mittee be directed to levk a tax , upon the.
delegates present to defray the expenses of
the delegates - to the National Convention.
The motion was lea on the table..
Mr. Hughes,. from the Business Commip
ee, submitted the following:
Resolved, That we hereby tender our
most' hearty and - sincere thanks to the
Pittsburgh Commercial, Dispatch, GAzErrz
and Evening Chrome/e for the 'excellent
notices of the nroceedings of this Convert
tion and that elf the reporters whose at
tendance we have had here carry with them
our honored, esteem and commendations
for their fsithfutand respectful reports of
our proceedings?. and that we recommend
the several•journals and reporters, herein
mentioned, to the patronage of the people'
of the county; not forgetting all,others who
have noticed us respectfully.. , • ,
The resolution was amended 'by adding
the Pittsburgh Poet, after which it; was
adopted. . = • • •
A resolution tendering the thanks of the'
tonvehtion- to the citizens of Pittsburgh
and Allegheny for their hospitallty Ole.
gates was adopted. '
The thanks Of the Convention were ten
dered to its officers.
Mr; Hughes submitted the following
' Resolved, That while we bow in humble
submission to the will of Almighty -- God,
whose inscrutable wisdom and goodness
has removed from the stage of action our
dearest friend and unyielding defender, the
Hon. Thaddeus. Stevens, of Pennsylvania,
we most deeply deplore the loss of one
whose seivices and value was so inestima-,
ble; that a long life spent in the servile of his
country; and in ,defence of the dearest
rights of the colored man, has endeared
him to our hearts, and we will ever eherish
and teach our children to chetish his un
fading memory, as freedom's unflinchinir
champion,: the nation's ablest son awl.
sinelei r Tyranny's and Treason's deadliest'
ibe, tbe black man's' tried, truest and most
deterrnined friend, the fearless advocate.of
the cause of humanity, and the unswerv
ing supporter of Justice and Equal Rights.
The reisolution was adopted unantmously
by a rising vote. _ _ ,
Resolved, That this. Convention Is hereby
conittituted an annual organization, and
whet:tit adjourns it will do so to meet again
In the city of Allegheny on Wednesday,
the 21st day of December, MA
The resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Stewart, an Executive
committee. cllnsisting of one from each
county represented In this Convention, was
appointed - to call the next meeting and, at-
tend to all other business that may be ne
cessary, ,
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r_ The following gentlemen were appoint
ed: S. A. Neale, of Allegheny, M. Manna,
of Venango, Stewart, of Lawrence, Nesbit,
of Blair, Hughes, of Dauphin, Johnston, of,
Fayette.. , • .
O ttlnotian'Of Prof.i Nealis iComititteiet
Three was appointed •to • siper/Wend the
printing or the,proosedings ot the Conven
tion in . pamphlet form. N
The' resolution' offered at the preceding
session, relative to the degra di ng distino
tions made. by colored men gainst their
race, . was then taken up, nd, after a
lengthy discussion, Mr. Hugh called the
previous question. I", ,
The nail was sustained, and the main
question was put and carried.
Mr. Devine moved .a, mons
the resolution, *4* after 1
discussion, was voted down.
;'. On motion, it was ' resolved
other session, and the Con.
jounied, to meet at nine o'olocl
lug. • ' ' 1
~+rb'N{,C{q~~ ( uLiH~..rl k" .. + --, iC~iS'Z '+is
*mu Hougg.'-Attik'alanktienukit going
public evinced theiret op;do
/0 b-n of Wile
Ravel's talent as an attresi last evening by
liberally patronizing 1 I the - °Pere Honse,
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where she,llinnw_playing in engagement.
The “velza4tilkiff" was -preserded in a
'most adziliralttle, intoner. ,To-night 2.1'11e
Ravel take4-_,a benefit, when "Mardo the
Mute" will•be- preaented '' with M'Lle Rayel
In the title role. s - ' -
s Pm:seamen Tn - haTatfiasie Summer.
field, thd pleasing actress, is the attraction
at the PittsbnaghTheatre the present week,
and she is being liberally illetronized. In
her line of characters ithe has few if any
equals. The extravaganza entitled the
Talisman" a FairTalisman"stilloccupies the boards.
I .
InAsomo HALL—The celebrated New
comb Minstrel Troupe will commence .a
short season of four nights at Masonic Hall
to-night. This troupe, has a high reputa
tion and their'entertainments will doubt
less draw crowded honees.
TECE ACADEMY.—Efartz is trump! No
fnoi•e skillful manipulator, `no more enter
taining man of, mystery, no more clever
magician or ; master of legerdeman has ever,
visited our , city. He 'was greeted at the
Academy last night - his large . and intern- -
gent audience, each, one .ef, whom , he left,
mystified and lost - in I wonderment. His
tricksAre_all,sligi4t of hand, using little or
ho riled:lab: l y and when he does' e mploy it
he takes .care.. to, explain the mystery.
Hartz gal - wonderful:man, Superior in our
jwilgenent .tol.Anderson, .Heller or Signor
Blitz, and as4o-night will okse his engage ; .
- met:there , we trust 'there willbe a large
attendance. H o , - 0 1 _
• ca•DnuMMEn Bov.=--Tile public are lin
pat ently awaitilg', forlThnraday evening
to arrive; Wham' another oppcgttmity will be
tiff ed them el: - seem g the beautiful elle
'gor - of “The 'Drtunnacr BOy of 'Shiloh,"'
wh eh drew such ' large : ; audiences last
we k. The AcidemY: of Mtn& ino , been
Penrod for Thnrsday, ;Friday mid Satur
day, and the box-sheet is
,now open at the
shoe store,' Of ;Thos: E. Phelps, - ,Ifo. 46
Smithfield street. Beata' are beingyapidly
taken, and it is probable that the attend
ance will. be even larger than it was last
R eek. ' • r .
Mission Cnunca. FAnt.—Among the
many Fairs and F'estiVals noii• in progress
in this vicinity, - thatgiven at the Mission
Church, corner of North and Avery streets,
Allegheny, should not be forgotten. The
Fair is 'enlivened with !vocal and instru
mental music at intervals, thus furnishing
the visitnr with all the enjoyments of a
regular Fair, in addition , to a concert by
'trained vocalists, for the small admission
price of fifteen cents. i
ORPHANS' • FAm—The Orphans' Fair
now in progress. in the I basement of the
Cathedral, is one of the most attractive
plaCes of amusement of all the number
with which our pleasbri3-loving'public are
supplied at the present time. Every evening
companies of ' , fair women and brave men"
crowd'the room in which it is held, and
mingle in the enjoyment of the occasion.
The price of admission is but twenty-five
cents. I
Republican Ball which' comes off at City
Hall this evening, promises to be one of
the, if not the finest affairs of the.season.
.The managers have spared neither trouble
nor expense in making all the preliminarY
arrangements, and if ia not a perfect suc
cess, it will be through no Tatilt of theirs.
Republicans have a right to dance and be
merry, in view of their glorious record of
the last campaign. The tickets are but
one dollar. . • .
Case., . A Sad .
Yesterday morning it young man
tered the Union Depot about nine o'clock,
and began In such a 'Manner' as In
duced'officer Chas, Havls l to eject him from
the building, under the supposition that
he was Intoxicated. His actions when put
outside led to the belief t hat he was labor
ing under the effects of mama a potu, and
accordingly the officer arrested and con
veyed' him in a wagon to the lock-up.
When placed in a cell he stripped off his
coat 'emit shirt, and in a I few minutes bad
them torn - into ribbons.i • At intervals he
would recover sufficiently to converse with
those about him. During one of these
lucid periods he gave his name as Enid.
Candorosin, and stated that was a Mexi
can by birth and of Freh parentage. lie
speaks French, - Span ish and Italian,
and says 'he .• came here from Michi
gan. He became quite violent during the
afternoon, and officers Cupoles and Mess
ner were compelled to put handcuffs upon
him to prevent his self-destruction. Sub
sequently he"was committed to jail las a
vagrant, but he should, land will, doubt
less, be removed to Dixmont. It is the
opinion of those who were with him in the
afternoon that he was afilicted with insan
ity, rather than mania a potu.
Larceny by Bailee.
Several days since F. An:thing made in
formation, before the lidayor, charging Juo.
Bentley. with larceny byl bailee; in which
he alleged that he had given the accused
fifty gold sovereigns to defray the expense
of his (the prosecutor's) family from the
"old country" to this city, and that he ap
propnated the money to his own use. It
was ascertained that Bentley had gone to
the West instead of the 'told country," and
that he was located in Toledo. The au.
thorities there were informed of the charge
against him, and yesterday a' dispatch was
receivedatating that he had been arrested
and would be held untill an officer should
arrive with the necessary papers. Officer
Gnmbert was sent to Toledo for him.
• - Delegates Appointed.
At a meeting of the rdonongahela Presby
tery, of the - United Presbyterian Church,
held yesterday afternoon, in Dr. J. G.
Brown's church, Diamond, street, the fol
lowing delegates were elePted to represent
tho Presbytery in the peckers!, Assembly
which . convenes in Mclnmouth, Illinois,
May 1, 1869:
.Ministerat—Dr. J. G. Brown, Rem W. J.
Reid, S. B. Reid. ,
Alternates—Dr. D. Kerr; Revs. Wm. Cole
man, F. A. Hutchinson.
Ruling (Elders-E. Robh, Wm.' Hall, S.
Mahood. •
Alternates—Thomas Dittehell. Wm. Fle
m John Groves.
11. e ore
Complaint was made , be Mayor Drum
yesterday morning by several residents of
the Spring Garden Run road, Seventh
ward Allegheny, against ,the owners of a
hair drying establishment which has lately
been erected in that vicinity. The com
plainants state that the structure is a flimsy
frame affair, and Is in great danger of being
burned clown, from the insecure manner
in which ; the stones are, piled _up. It_ Is
used for drying hair for iliortariand the
allegation is that the steneh arising from
the prooess .is almost,intolerable, in fact
awful. The Mayor notified, the owners of
the establishment to abate the nuisance
which they promised to de as soon es.pea=
Cutting AT
A row occurred about
night at Jim Williams! sal
street, oPposite the Union.
Dennis O'Leary and a wo
to give her name, in which
eeived a out or gash on t
above the right ear.
O'Leary attacked her with
dieted the wound. Dennis
woman WU the aggressor a
exult upon 'hint - by . 61 shyl
him, whereupon he respo
lug" a plate at her "k
Tho parties were both - tine
to the lookup. • ,
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Ideration o f.•
*del able -
old an
on ad
1. morn-
~r.l'F J. Y k ~~ . .w,
MalaWiting a ,N,ahuance.
i t oo en ih o o ie n lcwi tthe las4
Depot, betwaen
an who refttsed
the woman re
he aide of head.
e alleges that
a knife and in
' states that the
nd amde the as.
ng" a cruet 'at
oded by fibeav
nowledge box. ,,
,isted 'and taken
• -ainatieeln — lleat tire.
Not far.'frititti - ; the* ileigris Building, -
says a oorrespondent, there happeriadA lit
tle piece of romance Which might 'deserve
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place in a newspaper. . On the 4th. day of
last July a pretty young lady become ac
quainted with a well doing young man,
who had "great- expectations," having a
rich bachelor uncle without any heir save
himself. Of course, John, as the hero may
be called, had to please his relative in all
things, not even excepting his love affairs,
and the female society he kept. The young
folks on becoming acquainted, became
enamoured with each other, and after a few
weeks of courtship, matrimony appeared
not a great way off in the dim future. 1 , 21 n
fortunately, some busy person carried unfa:
vorable reports about a "Dutch girl" his
nephew waa going to see in Lawrenceville,
where'she resided. These rumors were
vague, only saying she was 'Watch," a
great objection in the eyes of the old man,
and that She was not worthy of John's
heart.. The girl, inspired by love, deter
mined on proving herself to the contrary.
So on learning that the' family where the
old bachelor resided needed a housekeepeirl'
she consulted John, and determined tci
take the place. She applied, was accepted;
and ,entered upon her duties. :' Her tidy
ways, good humor, sweet and. pleasant
xriannera, soon, won for her the love of all
about the house, not even exceting the
old cynic, whose - objections to her 'she had
determined to overcome. John was in the
secret, and was pleased to observe what
rapid inroads the object of his Own affeo;
Lions: was making on ill about her. The
old gentleman frequently spoke in dispar
agement of John'a Dutch girl, and set him
self abotit making a -match for him with
his favorite, who he never dreamed. was the
self same yixen he had despised for no
good reason. The denouement came,, the
old bachelor acknowledged himself:sold,
butwei Willing that John'should take the
girl and be happy. 'A' wedding maybe'ex
pected shortly, in the neighborhood of
Fifth Ave., when the names will , come out
in the usnaladvertisement.
Important Annottneement—Grand Clear
anus Sale at Fleming's Extensive Knit
Street. Fur Emporium, No. 139 Wood
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The entire stock of the' mammoth fur
emporium of Mr. William Flething, 4No.
139 Wood street, will be offered at a grand
clearance sale, to commence this day and
continue till every article is disposed of, to
make room for spring goods. The prices
throughout haVe been specially reduced, .
and purchasers can ' rest 'assured that they
will economise largely by •buying ' at this
time. The stock embracesiEngenias, Boas.
Collars, Capes, one, two; .three, four and
five stripe Muffs, Gents' Collars, Gloves,
Caps, Misses' and Children's Sets,-
made from the most desirable fur, such as
Hudson Bay, Sable, Water Mink, German
Fitch, Siberian Squirrel and all the other
tine grades known to farriers. In either
wholesale 'or retail departments the pur
chaser could ordinarily have saved froth
fifteen to twenty-five per cent. on his pur
chases, and now he can procure still greater
The large and fresh stock of Hats and
Caps, of all the recent styles, - for Men and
Boys, will be included in the special clear
ance sale, and the same sweeping , abate
ment of prices will be made in -them. As
all goods are warranted, and salesmen are
governed by an inexorable'rule to make no
false representations, we hope our readers
will take advantage of the present grand
clearance sale at Fleming's, sign of the
Goldin Hat, 139 Wood street. ,
Alleikeny Ward Ileminaticins. r
.krhe Republicans of the Bth Ward. Alia
glieny, at a recent meeting, suggested' the
following names forTnomination at 'the en
suing primary 'election.
Coamon Councils, (2 to be nominated.)
Gotlieb Seidle, Robert Porter, Julius pro- ,
itzinger, Simon Alcßoberts, G. P. Wilhelm.
School Areciorl ' (to be nominated.)
George McConnell,lf. W. Minnemayer, D.
J. Jackson, G. P. Wilhelm.
A sae isor, (1 to be nominated.) Gotlieb
Fischer, David Crow,Christian Rinker.
Inspectors; GotliebE:ischer, Samuel Rey
Return Inspectors.—Alonzo Young, John
Mofowell,•Harvey Hayden.
Conalabie.--John Long.
The choicest brands of Dry Goods at the
owest prices. Bates it Bell.
American Silks at Bates & Beira.
“Let There Be Light”—ln obedieneato
this great command, the sun, moon and
stars were created, as was also all the arti-
Mal lights, the principal among - which are
gas and kerosene, and in order that the
latter may be used to , advantage as illumi
natora, Weldon ft Belly, - plumbers and gas
titters, corner of Wood street and Virgin
allay, offer for sale a large and very fine
assortment of chandeliers for oil lamps and
gas, and gas fixtures of every deacription.
Still In Favor.—The poplins at 21 Fifth
avenue, are in fLEI great favor as ever. The
new supplies received by Messrs. Bates dt
Bell are very superior and:warranted to
give unlimited satisfaction.
Bates 8 1 13 ell's, for Broohe Shawls.
Mink Sable ,Furs.—We ask special at
tention to our kook of Mink Sables. which
we offer this week at extremely tow prices;
'also Hudson Bay Sables, which must be
returned if not sold this week. • Call and
see them at J. M. Carr's, 118 Federal street.
Linen• Goods of all kinds, embroidered
piano covers and embroidered stand covers, ,
at Bates tit Bell's.
Elegant. —The assortment of miislins at
21 Fifth avenue, is one of the finest .we
have ever had the pleapure of examining. ,
It comprises everything in the line, and in
quality cannot be excelled.
Dress,Goods—Of all the popular makes
and at the lowest prices of the day. Bates
dt 13ell:
At $1,750 —Try our Laced Kid •Gloyes.
Black and Colored Grey Pair warranted,
at $425.. Plain kids, splendid quality.
J. M. Carr's, 118 Federal ntriet.
Evening and promenade silks of every
description, at every price. Batts dt - Bell'a
for a large variety.
Flannels of all kinds—popular prises—=at
Bates dc Bell's.'
New Year's Presenos.—Furs of all kinds,
gloves, hosiery, lace collars, 2 5c, hemmed
Musdkerchiefs, be, tucked handkerchiefs,
15c, at J. M. Carr's,
.118 Federal street., -
Fars.—A 'good aasortnient of long make,
at Bates & Bell's.
Carnmerer.Onr. assortment is complete
and - prled Bates
Furs, Gloves and collars for gentlemen;
cheap, at J. hi. Cares, 118 Federal street.
Cloaki.=-The balance of Our stooi at low.
Woes to eltise out. Bates & Bell.
Fate, Fun, Fure.--Good bargains this
week at J. M. Carr's, 118 Federal street.
Asthma is not a terrible diSease _when
Whitcomb's Remedy is taken. tali:W
Long Brodie Snawb3, goo . n quality, at
822.60.. Bates Bates lit Bell.
For White and Gray Blan*eta. Bates et
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Allegheny, isminningsolden,opinions
from all good housekeepersfor the variety,
qualify and cheapness of the articles whide"
are there kept for sale. The enterpriaingy"
proprietor ' Mr. Henderson George, seems - -
to understand exactly what is needed in sy,
first class family grocery, and manages his:
business according to that knowledae L —.
which is the result of his succaiss and the
cause' of the popularity of hstablish
ment. For the , holidays he has laid in a
new supply of groceries and everything. =
else in his line, and offers them at prices of
which former sales aro a criterion. The
store Is located at No. ]64 Federal street,
Allegheny, a few doors above the Diamond. -,
Purchasers of groceries should not forget
the place.
Chifichilla.—The material' is iveemirlic
veyfashionable. - Messrs. Bates 6tßell;'2l
Fi h avenue, have a fine assortment bn
ha d. They sell at the very lowest prices
and give their patrons the fullest opportu
nity to please themselves. IWe should
recommend oar readers to buy there.
Ladles' Underiarments.—A large assort
ment at Bates iklßellts.
It ia a matter of importance to the public :
to know that Colonel J. D. Egan, 41 Sixth
avenue, near Smithfield street, has one of.
the' largest and best selected stacks
to; be found in the city, comprising
all the latest publiCations. of Text Books,
Novels, Gift Books, 'etc. He has just re.
ceived a large and well selected stock= of
Holiday Goods, . comprising Books,. for
Christmas presents, which will be ,sold at
the most reasonable terms. A fine stock
Stationery, including every variety. of Pa - -
per and Envelopes, will also be .fonnd in
this well conducted establishment.
Not too Late.. , -41ifOgh Christmas has
passed, It Is not yet. late for folks to sup
ply themselves with the fine goods which -
were procured foi..the occasion by the' en
terprising firm of Bates do Bell. 21 Fifth
avenue. Most elegant shawls and mantles•
mil:ming sold there. •
)BeWool Shawls in great variety. Bates et,
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kW. W, Moorhead, No. 81 Market' street,
nowing the demand which would Biking
tip for articles in his line of business during
the holidays, d9termlned not to .be behind
his competitors and took ineastues to sup
ply himself before , the, rush would com
mence. His establishment now, from cel
lar to garret, is filled with articles fancy,
useful and ornamental in endless proftui
ion, any of which would make a beautiful
and appropriate' Christtnas or New Year's
gift to a friend. Purchasers can have no
difficulty in making a. selection, unless, in:
deed,.they become bewildered with the
rich and magnificent display wnieh will
be afforded them by a visit to the place.
Great Demand—There has been - a great
demand for cassimeres experienced at 21
Fifth avenue, thiswinter. The chief reason
might be found In the excellent quality of
the goods which Messrs. Bates dr, Bell are
offering to their patrons.
Cloaking Cloths—Desirable shades. Bates
BelL -
Chapped Hands, face and all roughness
of the skin, certainly Cured 14 , using the
Juniper Tar Soap, made by Caswell, This;
and dr, Co. New York. It surpasses all
other remedies as it will prevent'roughness
of the skin if used durmg cold weather.
It is easily applied, avoiding all the trouble
of - the greasy compounds now in use. It
can be used by ladies with the most tender ,
skin, without irritation 'or pain, making it
soft and clear. Sold- by the druggists en=,.
erally. wT
New Year's Celehratiou.—All presents ;
are not given at c Christmas. There are
many persons who reserve their favors for
New Year's Day. Bateke4 Bell •still sell
their stock at low prices.
Nottitigham Lace from '33 cenis.; Bates
Kcnwood Boarding School for , Boys.—
Four vacancies on January 6th. - Apply to
Rev. J. P. Taylor, New. Brighton, Pa.. 2w.
The place to_get Waite Lune, Calcined
Plaster, Hydraulic at Ecker JS
Caskey's, 167 First street. . ,
French Corsets for $l. Bates tk'Bell's.
No: 168 FOURTH STREET. Pittsburgh, Pa.
INS of all kinds, CRAPES, LOVES, and es.
ery description of Fun,..ral Furnishing Goods-fur.
fished.- Rooms open day and night. Hearse and
Carriages famished. •
RSIMIIINCES—Rev. David - Kerr, D.D., Be..vM.
W. Jacobus, D. D.. Thomas Ewing, Esq.. Jacob H.
hillier, Eso. ' - :
Allegheny City. where their COl , l O l BOOMS ar*
supplied W a lnut and imitation Mum.
Wood, Mahogany and Collins, at prices vs=
Tying from CI to *lOO. Bodies prspared for inter.
moot. Hearses and Carriages furnished; also, -all
Linda of Mourning HoodS, If required. Orrice eves
at all hours, day and night.' '
TAKER AND EMBALMER, 1.10. 4,5•1MT10 ;
BT .ET, Allegheny, , seeps constantly on hand a
large assortment of ready-made Coffins of thelbl- :
lowing kinds: First, the celebrated America:lEn- , s
rial Oases, Metallic Belt-sealing Air-tient Cases ~.
and Caskets, and Rosewood, Walnut and Rosewood
imitation Coffins. Walnut Ccitans from $25
wards. Rosewood. Imitation Coffins. from .35
wards,' and no paint will be , spared to give entire t
satisfaction. • Crape and Gloves furnished free of
charge. , Best Rearms and. Carriages furnished on
short notice. Carriages furnished to Amaral!
Gramm . •
Corner of Peniand St. Clair Streets, -
. ,
Has now In stock one of tie largest and most varied i
assortments of ' •
Fall and Winier Goods -
ever brought to this oily. His !toot embraces'al
the latest French and English manufacture.* or
CLOTHS, OABBEttEBRES ovsuoolerzgas
Also. stall line of Genies Yarnlshinx Goods. ,st?
For all the latest stYies out clothes, made of the belt."-•*;
material, and by that-class workmen, bad' at price. •_;•. - 1
r a ratrftgly low, go to the welltntown ?Hernlmn .•
NO. 50'13T. CLAIR, STREET, nowßrix •
TIIOS. P. DALY. P ••••/1.• 13"T621":14:11
-A. SOCIATED themselves together for the - ' '
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dry. TllOB. V. DAI.N,
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