The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, February 26, 1869, Image 8

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The Street Cleaners were- - ractively em
ployed in both cities yesterday, with a
measure of success, In improving the
appearance of some thOroughfares.
Man Trap.--/„,
he attention of tjhe Street
Commissioner is cellos • to a man trap in
the sidewalk'on Smit . field street, near.
First avenue in the s . ape of broken
grating over a coal, va It.
Putnam's Magazine,
to us from Miner: . It s
of contributors, and a
cellany. The article
Combinations,etc.," is
Hall Thieves Abu t.—Yesterday af
ternoon some thief en ered the hall of a
boarding house on Li erty street, Alle
/gheny, and carried off a lot of wearing
apparel belonging to the inmates of the
house. No trace of the thief has been
disco ered.
Ar ested on a Bali Peace.—George
Cooder, charged with felonious assault
and battery before Alderman Strain,
some time since, and hold for trial, was
rearrested yesterday on a bail peace and
committed to jail for trial at the next
term of court. '
Velocipediana.+Several expert veloci
pedestrians of this vicinity intended run
ningla veloolpedc3 race between Pitts
burgh and Wood's Run last evening,
but owing to some hitch in the arrange
ments the affair I did mot come off, and
was postponed indefinitely.
Hand Crushed.---Willie Martin, a lad
abOut fourteen years of age,, had his
hand crushed yesterday morning, be-
tween the cog wheels of a hoisting appa.
ratus at Brown's Rolling Mill, on Du
quesne Way. The physicians think
amputation will not be necessary.
Finally - Discharged. —Thomas and
Sarah Thomas, charged with larceny,
before Alder Man Taylor on Tuesday by
Hannah Morgan proprietress of the
Morgan House, Renn street, had a final
hearing yesterday afternoon,resulting in
their discharge for want of evidence to
hold them.
Off the Track.=-Yesterday afternoon
one of the cars of a freight train which
was being backed on the siding connec
ted with. the Grain Elevator, Liberty
street, Jumped the track and was consid
erably damaged by coming in contact
with a large oak post. It required sevL•
eral hours work to replace it on the
track. •
Runaway.—A horse attached to the
furniture wagon of Collins it CO. took
fright at a locomotive and' ran away, on
Anderson street, Allegheny. The animal
was checked at the toll house of the
Hand street bridge, but not before the
wagon had been considerably damaged
by striking against a post. The driver
escaped without injury.
Hand Crushea.--Wednesday evening,
about seven o'clock, Joseph Rodgers, one
of the helpers at Painter's rolling mill,
in Temperanceyille,,had his right hand
caught in the squeezer of the bar mill
and crashed in such a manner that 'it
will probably have to be amputated. He
is a stranger in e place, having arrived
from Philade is but three weeks since.
A Speculatlon.—Three gentlemen from
this city have obtained a lease for a term
of twenty-one years, on fifty acres of land
in the Fourteenth ward, commencing at
the Oakland Passenger Railway station
on the east side of Filth -avenue and ex
tending to the Bellfield church, a part of
the Schinley estate. They propose to di
vide it into twenty foot lots, and sub
lease it.
Pittsburgh Fruit House Association.—
A i bill supplementary to the act 'nem.,
_ p9rating the Pittsburgh Fruit House As
sociation was read in the Senate Febru
ary 18th, by Mr.j Osterhout, from the
Committee on Corporations, authorizing
said Association to change and fit its
building on St. Clair street, for offices,
stores alai other purtioses, and to let,
lease, sell or dispose of the same as they
deem proper.
An Appreciative Gift.—The oil Men on
Duquesne Way did a kind act the other
day in presenting wharfmaster. Mr. Rob
ert A. Hill with one hundred dollars, to
purchase an artificial leg, he having lost
his natural limb in the service of his
country. The recipient was a brave and
meritorious soldier, and is a faithful and
obliging official, and the gift certainly
could not have been more appropriately
or worthily bestowed.
Rev. Philip Schad; D. D.—Rev. Philip
Schaff, D. D., will deliver an address on
"The Sabbath and Sabbath Laws," in
the Second Preabyterian Church (Rev.
Dr.'Howard's,) this evening, at half-past
soven o'clock. j The eminence of the
speaker andthe importance of the theme
on which be speaks, ought to insure a
full house. Let lid' who are interestedin
a proper observance of our' American
Sabbath take special pains to be present.
Serious Atcidut.—Davi4 Henderson,
a brakeman on a freight train on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, met with o f se
rious accident yesterday evening, result
ing in the loss of his left hand. Ho was
engaged iu coupling cars at thaElevator,
when his hand was caught between the
"bull noses," crushing it so that impute
'Mon was necessary. He was removed to
his residence on Liberty street, and Dr.
Hamilton called\ hi, who performed the
Disorderly Conduct- 7 John Franz made
information before Juitice Helsel yester
day, charging Godfrey Zing, with dis
orderly conduct. He alleges that the de
fendant came to his house drunk and
acted in a very disorderly manner. A
warrant was issued for his arrest.
Louis Mueller made a similar informa
tion before Justice Ammon against John
Succap, who he alleges was acting dis
orderly on the street.. A. warrant was
Teachers' Association.—The Pittsburgh
Teachers' Association will hold its regu
lar monthly meeting to-morrow morn
ing at ten O'clock, in the Chapel of the
High Schc•ol, corner Wood street and
Sixth avenue. The question, "Should
the Classics be. Taught in our higher
Public' Schools end Academies?" will
come up for discussion, Prof Bunt open
ing the argument in the negative, in re
ply to Prof. Crumb's argiVaient, affirma.
tively, at the last meeting. The meet
ing promises to be one of unusual interest;
“A Member of 'Malty Church” coni
rnenting, in a morning ootemporary, on
the respective cards of. Mr. Craig and Mr.
King; which he appends to'bis commen
tary, questioru3 the taste of Mr. King in
the composition of his card, and thinks
it had been more honored in the breach
than In the observance but adds,"lf he
can stand it, I can. Let us have Peace."
MT. King desires to say to "A Member
of Trinity Church," whose trenchant pen
ho a:ways admires and with whose taste
he generally accords, that he still snore
admires and accords, at least in matters
relating to the church, with that charity
which "thinketh no evil," and in this
spirit, not in bravado, says also, "I can
stand it if he can. Let us have peace."
Regular Semi-Monthly Meeting-.Elgh
Ward Election Difficulty.
A regular semi-monthly meeting of
Allegheny City Councils was held yes
terday (Thursday) evening, February
25th, LSO.
Members present : Messrs. Callery,
English, Faulkner, G winner, Hall, Hart
man, Morrison, Patterson, J. C., Phillips,
Riddle; Wettach and President M'Brier.
On motion of Mr. English the reading
of the minutes was dispensed with.
Mr. English, Chairman of the Special
Committee, appointed to investigate the
matter relative to the term of office of
the members elected 'from the Eighth
ward, submitted the following report:
GENTLEMEN:—Your Special Commit
tee, to whom was referred the matter of
the difficulty between the representa
tives from the Eighth ward, in regard
to who IA entitled to the long term, would
respectfully report as follovvs:
That they held a meeting on the 3d of
February, and discussed the question
left open by the decision of the solicitor,
sdbmitted January 29th, to the effect
that Council had the power to single out
the members they wished for the long
term, and also for the short term, when
the parties failed to comply with the
law, and failed to agree among them
selves. Your committee, however, con
sideied the subject' a doubtful exercise
of power, and in order that everyhin
should be done with a view to th t hong
orable adjustment of the differences, it
was suggested at various times and in
sisted upon by the committee that Mr.
Callery and Mr. Morrison should adjust
the matter between themselves, as a
means best calculated to promote har
mony in Connell, thereby preventing the
necessity of having recourse to absolutely
legislating one or the other out of posi
tion at some time during the year.
The proposition was heartily seconded
by Mr. Morrison, who expressed no hesi
tancy in submitting his claims to the
arbitrament of. a chance, but Mr. Callery
protested against such an Idea as being
unjust to him, who. according to his own
declaration, is entitled to the long term
by right. and that neither Council nor
Committee could decree otherwise.
Your Committee heard the testimony
Of His Honor Mayor Drum, in reference
to the omission of the term of service in
his proclamation of January 2d, 1869,
although it had little or — no relevancy.
It was stated that the omissions were
entirely an oversight, and occasioned by
the heat in which the papers were pre,-
pared and alio by the fact that there
were no members of, Select Councils to
elect from any other district.
Your Committee submit the following
preamble and resolutions:
WHEREAS, The representatives ele3ted
January 12th, 1869. from the Eighth
ward, are both coots ding for the long
term, in order to bring he affair to a close
it is important to settle hut, in the opin
ion of the Committee, I the proper crite
rion upon which to base the action.
Resolved, That the prty receiving the
highest number of vot a be declared en
titled to the long term.
Resolved, That J. H. lorrison, having
1 ,
received more votes th n his colleague,
James Callery, is there y entitled to the
long term.
Or March, comes
ows a notable list
—lnteresting niis7
6.1 '.Work, Work,
pecially readable.
First—The proper test of popularity in
an election for Representatives is the ex
cess of bona fide votes' one person has
over another aspiring f'r a similar posi
tion. -
The after thought f Mr. Callery,
whereby a portion of is tickets were
marked in writing, "T o .years," does
not avail him, because, if it had force,
Mr. Morrison could, • if ! he had wished,
resorted to the same expedient.and io this I
event, Mr. Callery, having a less num
ber of votes . than Mr. Morrison for two
years, the former would not (have I,een
eligible for the other or short term, even
though more votes were Cast fur l him
than for his other competitors, whose
tickets were marked for one year.
Mr. gorrison is clearly entitle I to
the long term, not only for the reason
that he received more votes than Mr.
Collery, but because at the election held
for representatives last year Mr. Morri
son received' a 'larger number of votes
than any of his competitor's, but was de
prived of his seat by action of Councils,
showing clearly in • the opinion of, the
Committee that heis not fearful tngo be
fore his constituents, • and further show
ing the popularity was all on his side.
Mr. English moved that the report be
accepted and the resolutions adopted.
Mr. Callery objected to the adoption of
the resolutions, and contended that ho
had received the highest number of votes
for two years, and produced a copy of
the returns of the eliction,which showed,
that ho had received the greatest num
ber of votes for the long term. i
The opinion of the City Solicitor, de
ciding that Councils had no right to de
cide, was read.
Mr. Riddie moved to substitute the
name of James Callery for the two years
term. The substitute was adopted, and
Mr. Callery declared entitled to the long
Mr. Hall presented the following com
munication from the Controller;
GENTLEMEN: In accordance with the
ordinance I respectfully report that J. B.
McAllister, late Weigh Master of the
Seecond ward scales, is in default to the
city in the sum of $751 45. I have given
notice to his bondsman, W. F. Trimble,
Esq., that the city looks to him for the
amount in default.
If not. paid within a reasonable time
the claim will be placed in the hands of
the City Solicitor for collection, unless
otherwise ordered by Councils.
In the matter of City Printing, in which
Common Council asked a Committee of
Conference, Messrs. Hall and Riddle
were appointed.
In the matter of oil refineries In the
Eighth ward, in which C. C. non-oon
-curred in the action of S. fl. in referrince
to the Committee on loire Engines, and
referred to a Special Committee; on mo
tion of Mr. Vallery S. C. receded and
concurred, and Messrs. Callery and J.
C. Patterson were appointed °lithe Com
Mr. Riddell called up the matter of
the proposed extension of Federal street.
He stated that his understanding:was,
that the project of extending the street
had been approved, and not, as reported,
the plan adopted; and moved to recon
sider the action of Councils. The motion
was adopted.
Mr. .7. C. Patterson moved to amend
the minutes so as to read that "the plans
were received and the project of extend
ing Federal street approved."
Mr. Riddle raised the point of order
that the minutes bad been approved, and
Mr. Patterson's motion was out of order.
The point was suatainea.
Mr. Hall - moved to reconsider the ac
tion of Council in the adoption of the
minutes. Carried. '_.
Mr-Patterson's motion was renewed
and adopted.
Mr. Hall stated that as the paper had
passed Common Council, it would be
necessary to recall it in order that the
Action of Select Council might be en
dorsed upon it, and moved that it be re
Select Council
the occasion of Dr. Thayer's benefit at
this establishment, and as a special en
tertainment will be( given we expect to
see the house crowded.
flab, takes a benefit at the American this
evening. The house will doubtless be
called for that purpose. The motion pre
Common Council,
President Slack called the Common
Council to order at 7 o'clock. The fol
lowing members answered to• their
names at the call of the roll: Messrs:
Blair, Comley, Grenet, Gilliland, Hanna,
Hastings, Kirkpatrick, Krebbs, Long,
Megraw, McNeill, Porter, Rememan,
Seldle, Tate, Thompson, Voegtly, War
ner, President Slack. The minutes of
the preceding, meeting were then read
and approved.
Mr. Kirkpatrick presented a petition
for the opening, grading and paving of
O'Hara street, Second ward: Referred
to Street Committee.
Mr. Hanna, a petition for the grading
of -Kilbuck street, from Corry to School
street. Similarly referred.
Mr, Gronet, a petition for a gas lamp
at the corner of Preble and Franklin
streets. Referred to Committee on Gas.
1114 Long, a communication from
MesArs. R. B. and C. A. Brockett, mann
tactiirers of cement pipe, requesting the
appointment of the Street Committee as .
Committee of Isvestigation: to examine
the wares manufactured by them.
Mr. Tate moved the referenne of the
communication to a Special Committee.
After some discussion,' Mr. Tate's mo
tion was lost. and the paper referred to
the Street Committee.
Mr. Warner, a petition for water pipe
on Fulton street, from Washington ave
nue to Franklin street. Referred to the
Committee on Water.
Mr. Hanna, remonstrance against the
proposed, opening of Rebecca street.
Referred to the Committee on Surveys.
Mr. Hastings offered a resolution:in
structing the Street Commissioner to
have stone crossings placed on Ohio
street, at the intersection of that thor
oughfare and West street. Referred to
Street Committee.
Mr. Krebbs, a resolution for the erec
tion of a gas lamp on Pike street. Re
ferred to Committee on Gas. , •
Mr. Tate, a resolution instructing the
Committee on City Property to receive
proposals for insuring city property and
give the contract to the lowest and
best bidder. Adopted.
Mr. Long, a resolution instructing the n .
Committee on City Property to consider
the feasibility of heating the Council
Chamber with hot air. Adopted.
Mr. Long offered the following resolu
Resolved, That, the soon to be extingu
ished A. J., who we understand is about
to take a back seat somewhere in Ten
- nessee, and expects to pass through our
city on his way South, be, and he is
hereby permitted to pass, through our
city, and we earnestly hope that he will
meet with none to molest or make him
Mr. Lotig moved the adoption of the
Mr. Hastings seconded the motion. •
Mr. Tate said he was no friend of the
gentleman referred to, but he hoped the
resolution would not be adopted, as his
former position entitled him to at least a
show of respect.
Mr. Long Said that was his opinion ex
actly. The gentleman should be treated
with respect and allowed to pass through
the town, a privilege which was not ac
corded him at the time of his last visit.
Mr. Hastings withdrew his second to
the motion of Mr. Long, and the resolu
tion was accordingly lost.
Mr. Hastings, a resolution Instructing
the Coinmittee on City Pyop t erty to have
proper guards
„placed around the cor
nices of City Building to prevent the de
facing and injury, of said building by
pigeons which congregaic there. Re
ferred to Committee on City Property.
Mr. Hastings moved a reconsideration
of the motion approving of section sixth
in the Sewerage act, approved at the spe-
cial meeting on Tuesday, FO.nuary 22d. !
Mr. Heineman seconded the motion.
The Chair decided that Mr. Heineman
could not second the motion to recon
skier, inastrAL:h as ho was not present at
the approval of the section.
Mr. Hastings finally withdrew his mo
Mr. Voegtly, from the Committee on
Conference relative to the petition of
citizens in the Seventh ward, asking for
protection from danger' from oil refiner
ies in their midst, reported in favor of
C.C. receding from former action,and con
curring with the action of Select Council
in referring the paper to the Committee
on Fire Engines.
The report of the Committee was adop
ted, and the paper referred accordingly.
On motion, adjourned.
Five Men biasing—Probably Drowned.
The citizens of Monongahela City have
been for a week past in a terrible state of
suspense, in consequence of the probable
death of three of her prominent citizens
under very exciting circumstances. The
facts of the case, as far as we can ascer
tain, are as follow: On Wednesday of
last week, Mr. E. H. Tower, his son-in
law, Mr. R. J. Williams, and Stockton
Hervey, of Monongahela City,. and Mr.
William Lowe, of Wooster, Ohio, left
Monongahela City on the Brownsville
boat, haying in charge the body of Mr.
John McNeely, who died in that place
on the day previous, which they were
taking to Morgantown for interment.
They proceeded to Geneva on the boat,
and then took a hack to Morgantown, a
distance of twelve miles farther up elle
river. They remained in Morgantown
untiVafter the body bad been interred,
and on Friday evening the entire party,
accompanied by Mr. Beckwith Senna, of
Morgantown, embarked in a skiff, to go
to Geneva,,where they intended -to take
the boat for home, and since that time
neither of the parties have been seen or
beard from.
Mr. Williams it appears' had( informed
his wife that he would be at. home the
Saturday following his departure, and
' not arriving at that time . shtk became
uneasy and telegraphed to Morgantown
to ascertain the cause of his detention,
and was informed by telegraph of his
departure from that town at the time and
in the manner stated. The friends of the
others also became uneasy and search was
instituted, which resulted in the finding
of the skiff in which the party had em
barked and a bat which answered the do
scription of that worn by Williams when
he left home, about half way between
Morgantown and Geneva. The skiff was
bottom upwards and the general opin
ion is that the boati has been capsized and
the entire party drowned. Search is be
ing made for the bodies, but no further
facts had been obtained yesterday morn
Opians HOLISM—The Sanyeahs con
tinue to draw large audiences at the
Opera House, Yankee Robinson is also
a good card, and between them theyglve
a very interesing entertainment. To
night the performance will commence
with "A Yankee in China," to be fol
lowed by the Sanyeah exhibition, after
which will be presented "True Love."
U. S. District Court—Judge McCandless.
THURSDAY, February .2.5.—1 n the case
of the United States vs. R. W. Bulkley,
action to recover on an oil distiller's
bond. • Verdict fOr the United States, f in
the sum of 16,000, to be released upon
the payment of 18,250.20.
United States vs. A. A. Bennett and
R. W. Balkley, action to recover on a
distiller's bond. Case continued on ap
plication of the plaintiff's counsel to
May term.
Court of Common Pleas--Judge Sterrett.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. ( 25.—Dannals vs.
Carson. Darlington & Co., action o re-
I cosier for services rendered. The .lain
tiff in this case was in the emplok it the
defendants for a period of four m.nths
and ten days, for which ho claime. $l9B,
with interest. The jury found f•r the
plaintiff in the sum of $l9O.
Daniel E. Ilenkendorf vs. Clar . and.
Sumner, guardians of Benjamin L. Mur
grave. On motion of plaintiff's co nsel,
execution attachment was discont nned
against Clark and Sumner, on pa • •• ent
of costs.
J. R. Landgraff vs N. R. Sernend nger,
action on the case, to recover dama • es al
leged to have been sustained by pl: ntiff,
in consequence of the falling of his • ouse
on Ohio street, Allegheny, cans. d by e
digging a cellar adjoining plat • tiff's
house.. It appears that the plaint' i was
proprietor of a beer saloon, and the the
defendant owned a lot adjoinin: the
property in which said saloon was loca
ted on Ohio street, Allegheny, upon
which he proposed to erect a builiiing,
and, in order to do , made au excava
tionl3 for a cellar, w cb, it is alleged by
the plaintiff, cause his cellar or founda
tion wall to fall, th s throwing down his
house and destroy' g the fixtures in his
saloon. On trial.
No. 71. Steeb vs. Wenzell.
No. 75. Wilson vs. Young et. nx.
No. 79. Donahue vs. Mariner.
No. 24. Gering vs. Fayette 011 Co.
No. 82. Coleman vs. Fisber & Co.
No. 83. Moore vs. Morgan.
No. 89. Czarnecki vs. Fry.
No. 90. Evans vs. Renouff.
No. 91. Stulz vs. Heine.
No. 92. Stein vs. Hunter.
No. 93. Hippeley ot Miller vs. Gonbach.
No. 94. Toner ys. Getty's Admtrs.
No. 98. Reese vs. Mills.
No. 99. Reisick & Bros. vs. Goettman.
No. 100. Kearney vs. Kearney.
The Latest Victim
So many confidence operations have
taken place here within the past year
that they have lost thOir Interest t "ye
local," as well as to his readers, an in
stead of devoting a half column t the
unfortunate chap who has been vi im
ized, as was formerly done, the eis
dismissed with a mere statement o the
facts, and we will not digress from the
The latest case occurred yesterday, the
facts of which are as follows: A German
farmer from Sharon, Pa., on his way to
AicKeesport to visit a brother•in-law, ar
rived at the Union Depot yesterday after
noon, and was accosted soon - after leaving
the train by two young gentlemen, who
were exceedingly obliging and attentive
to him and who escorted kith to the Mo
nongahela House, where they induced
him to go to the bar and take a drink.
After drinking they came out upon the
sidewalk, when one of theyoung gentle
men requelted the other topay him "that
little bill" of one hundred and twenty
five dollars. as -he was in need of some
money. No. 2 took out his pocket
book and took therefrom a certificate
or advertisement of the Syracuseln
surance Company, whiolt resent led
a sl,oooUoverntneut bond, and otfi-r it
to Na. 1, Who, of course, had no cha ge.
No. 2 said that he bad nothing sma ler,
and did not know what to do, as it vas
after banking hours. He then turned to
the German and asked him if he could
i i
change it, or, if not,,if be would not give
him the $125, and take the "bond" as se
curity until he could get the money.
The old- farmer desiring to accommo
date his new friends, who had been so
attentive to him, advanced the green
backs and took the "bond," whereupon
- the parties passed into the Monongahela
House and disappeared. In a few min
utes afterward - the old - farmer thought
there might be something wrong about
the transaction, and called the attention
of a gentleman to the "bond," who in
formed him that it was not worth ten
cents. The old farmer replied, "Mein
Got in Himmel ! vot for you have sich
monish, and sich yellers vot cheats a
man mit his eyes open."
Search Warrant Issued
Robert J. prace, Jr., residing on Ross
street, called at Alderman Flambert's
of yesterday and stated that some
persoirhad entered his house tduring his
absence and stolen a quantity of house
hold furniture, valued at twenty-five
dollars. By subsequent investigation he
had discovered the goods packed up at
the Union Depot, awaiting shipment
from the city,
and had made Inquiries,
but could not ascertain anything relative
to the person who had left them there.
At Brace's request the Alderman issued
a search warrant and placed it in the
hands of officer, with instructions to
arrest l any person claiming the goods at
the depot., --The officer stayed on the
watch until late last night, but failed to
apprehend the thief, who had doubtless
got wind of the intended arrest.
Alleged Fraudulent Attempt Frustrated.
P. L. Cella, a Wylie street merchant,
and .Anthony Raffle, a former resident
on Washington street, appear to have met
with some complications in their bust
nese transactions. Yesterday, Cella made
information before Alderman Strain
against Raffle for fraud. Cella alleges
that some time ago Raffle borrowed fifty
eight dollars of him, which he has not
refunded, and further states that he has
been making arrangements to leave the
State without making any provision for
the payment of the amount. A warrant the hands of officer O'Con
nor for the arrest of the aceused,who was
found on board of a boat, accompanied
by all of his effects, and booked for
Texas. He was brought to the Alder
man's office, and after a hearing com
mitted to Jail for trial in default of three
hundred dollars bail.
Pleasant Occabion.
A pleasant affair took place at the Rush
House lait evening, in the way of a pre
sentation. The employees of the loco
motive works and machine shops of
Smith & Porter, South Pittsburgh, as an
evidence of their appreciation of Mr.
A.Xibbard, who for two years past has
occupied the position of foreman of the
establishment, presented him with a fine
gold watch and chain of the value of
$l5O. The watch was presented, in a
neat and appropriate speech, by Mr.
Lowden Campbetl, which was responded
to by Mr Hibbard. After the presenta
tion the party partook of a splendid
repast, prepared in the highest style of
the art. The watch was purchased at
C. Terreheitien's 130 Smithfield street,
and was of the Appleton Tracey make.
It was appropriately inscribed.
The Lecture Last Night.
Miss Olive Logan made her first appear
ance in Pittsburgh as a lecturer last
evening, at the Academy, and was
greeted by an audience conspicuous
for intelligence, culture and refine
ment—such as only true merit, assisted
by the judicious management and ad
vertising of the Mercantile Library Asso.
ciation can draw together. The parquette,
dress and family circles of the commo
dious hall were filled with the apprecia
tive lecture-going members of the com
munity, and if Miss Logan looked not
over the foot-lights upon a brilliant and
fashionable assemblage, she beheld those
- capable of passing swift and correct
judgment on her claims to public favor
and encouragement as a lecturer. The
subject, "Paris, The City of Luxury,"
admitted, of various themes, and, al
though framing and arranging them.with
no inconsiderable good taste and clever
ness, still the lecture fell in fragments
upon the ears of the audience, like a good
many pretty and entertaining things
strung together on different strings and
the strings themselves tangled and
knotted. We fully appreciate the diffi
culties encountered by ,a lecturer brim
ful of knowledge concerning Paris and
its people and their habits and customs,
in attempting to reduce all into an hour's
talk for the pleasure, instruction and en-
tertainznenl of a critical audience, and
do not eaire to disparage Miss
Logan, e n though , the matter of
her lecture fell far short of our
anticipation. She said many good
things, which sparkled brilliantly
and brought the audience to the side of
the speaker; but she said many other
things to erase the good impressions, and
cause some to form the uncharitable
thought that she was not so earnest in
her hatred of rank and caste in foreign
and home society as portions of her
lecture appeared to indicate. Her advo
cacy of woman's rights was as weak as
the efforts in the same direction put for
ward by her colleague, George Francis
Train, who by the way, is a much older
Woman, and would have been more
appreciated if sandwiched in some other
lecture than the "City of Luxury."
No matter how harsh we may choose
to be on this particular lecture it will not
detract from the high reputation estab
lished by Miss Logan as a woman of su
perior education, refined manners, ele
gant thought and decisive character.
She is at h me on the stage, perfectly
composed a d controls the passions and
emotions o the audience as would the
truest Orator or warmest histrionic geni
us. She is humorous, witty, pathetic,
earnest, patriotic and brilliant, and
anything good she has to say she
sends forth in such a way as to go
straight to the hearts of her audience.
Her stage appearance is good, exhibiting
a correct taste in dress and at the same
time due regard for the prevailing fash
ions. None quitted the hall regretting
their presence therein during the lee
and few there are who will not be
glad to again welcome Miss Logan to the
city and to pay her the just tribute due
her mental worth, literary culture and
Pittsburgh and Ormsby Borough Pas-
senger Railway.
An act is pending in the Legislature to
incorporate a passenger railway compa
ny under the above title, and empow
ering such company to construct a single
or double track railway from the inter
section of tcond avenue and Market
streets; in Pi tsburgh, along said Second
avenue to the Birmingham bridge,
thence across said bridge to McKee
street, in the borough of Birming
ham, thence southwardly along said
McKee street to Washington street, along
Washington to Harmony street, in the
borough of East Birmingham, along
Harmony to Sarah street, and along
Sarah street through the borough of
Ormsby to the terminus; the capital
stock to consist ,of two thousand shares
of fifty dollars each, with the privilege
to ;he directors at any
_time to increase
the number of shares to four thousand;
if , deemed necessary to complete the
road. The consent of the city and bor
oughs is made requisite for the occu
pancy of streets. The last section of the
act provides for the repeal of so much of
the act incorporating the Pittsburgh and
Birmingham Railway Company. and
supplements thereto, as may conflict
with the act incorporating the new com
The following persons are named in
the bill as corporators:
James SalisbutT,Frederiek L.llhmsen,
D. 0. Cunningham, Charles Evans, Jas.
Fawcett, Sellers M'Kee, Henry Lloyd,
Andrew Patterson, E. G. Krehan, John
Beech, August Ammon, John A. Strain,
David Chess, James Byre, John P. Hel
sel, Terrence Campbell, Joseph A. But
lereFrancis Plunkett,R. Biddle Roberts,
R. B. Carnahan, Thos. W. Davis,, Charles
T. Ihmsen, John iNusser, William Phil
lips, David F. M'Kee, B. A. Wolf, A. J.
Baker, James Vick, Henry A. Weaver,
Max. K. Moorhead, Alexanderi Cham
bers, Joseph R. Hunter, H. W.[ Oliver,
Jr., T. :Atterbury, . William i Doyle,
John Adams, Daniel C. Ripley, John N.
Schafer, Alexander King, George E. S:o
-oum, Joseph M'Knight, John P. Pears,
Thomas M'Clurg, James Atkinsdrr, Rob
ert Wilson, Thomas Horner, Peter Ha
berman, William L3ll/18, C. J. Schultz,
Matthew Pate.
How to Reduce Gas 8i1.18.1
Under this head the St. LotOs Dia.
patch gives some sensible suggeetions,
which are doubtless as applicable! to gas
consumers here •
First—ln the lighting of your gas turn
the meter about one-half, then light the
gas, and regulate the lights by the stop
cock that lets the gas into the meter.
This prevents the pressure of gits from
causing the index to move so fast. The
greater the pressure of gas on the meter
the faster it moves, and the larger the
gas bal. Second—From the time the
gas is usnally lighted until half•past 8 or
9 o'clock, the pressure is the came. After
the stores and shops are closed, the
pressure is then greater on the meters in
use; and the stop cock should be turned
at the meter - so as to regulate the pres
sure. An observance of those directions
may entail some little trouble; but it
will most certainly reduce gas bills very
materially. Many persons pay almost as
much for gas that is wasted as fOr what
they consume, and waste may beim:direly
prevented by following these rules.
Mayor's Morning Court.
At the Mayor's Court yesterday morn
ing, there were twenty oases disposed of
as follows:
For drunkenness, fourteen , unfortu
nate victims had been picked nn by the
police during the night; four oflthe num
the a paid fines and costs, amounting in
ggregate to nine nommit
ted to jail, in default B26;
of flueswerci and costs,
for different terms, running from twen
ty-four hours to thirty days, and the re•
wanting one was discharged.
Three individuals had been disorderly
during the night, one of whom was re
leased upon the payment of a fine of five
dollars and costs; one was committed for
ten days and the other for thirty days.
There were also three persons, who,
having no . .visible means of support,"
were arrested as vagrants, one of whom
was discharged, and the others sent to
jail, one for ten and the other for thirty
Krick Home and Lot on Knoll Street,
Allegheny, at Auction.
This day, February 26th, at three
o'clock, will be sold on the premises, the
property No. S Knoll street, situated be
tween James and Linden streets, one
ss nare north of the Third ward public.
s hoot. The house is two stories, pressed
brick front, contains six rooms, finished
attic, bath, hall and vestibule. It his
atone steps in front, projecting cornice
all around, sliding doors in parlors, high
cings, gas and water. It has been
built but one year. The material and
werkmanship are first class. It Is well
finished, and is altogether a very neat
and comfortable dwelling. The location
is very pleasant, abounding in shade
trees and cultivated lots. It is a corner
lot, so that all the rooms are light and
aiffy. Rooms are fourteen feet square.
Visitors are invited to call and examine.
Tiirms of sale, ?1.500 cash; balance - in one
inll two years. Tull particulars by call- ,
on A. LEGGATE, Auctioneer,
159 Federal street, Allegheny.
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. fall and authentic history of Pitts.
hu d igh from 1753 to 1816 is contained in
Ns. 2,8, 4 and sof the above Maga
zine and will be continued to the pres
ent time. A few full sets of back numbers
are still on hand and can be had at the
The March number is now•n press
anctwill be out in a few days, contain
ing another instalment of the history of
our Smoky City, and a great variety of
choice reading by first-class writers.
6 . Publishers, 59 Fourth avenue.
Superfine, fine ( and plain mixed can
dies at. 112 Federal street, Allegheny.
Casstmeres, for men and boys' wear,
at Bates & Bell's.-
Good Pea• Nuts, well roasted,' at 112
Federal street, Allegheny city. 6
Plain and Colored Chintzes and Lawns
at Bates eft Bell's.
The sacrifice of' goods at 27 Fifth ave
nue, lately occupied by Messrs. Dennison
& Hackett, still continues to draw hun
dreds to that establishment. The Stock
embraces everything kept in first-class
trimming and notion houses and is offered
at 'prices away down below original cost.
Call and satisfy yOurself of the character
of bargains afforded.
Lace Curtains, Gilt Cornices and Ves
tibule Lace, at Bates t Bell's.
Cree Brothers Are now selling their
entire stock to quit business. A rare op
portunity to secure bargains, as it is be
ing sold regardless of cost. You save
fifty per cent. by calling soon at 26 Fifth
Linen Pillow Casing, Sheet! g and
Shirting, at Bates & Bell's.
It le a luxury and a comrort to bathe,
shave, or have your hair cut or . reused
at the .elegant establishment` of H. B.
Williamson, No. 190 Federal str:et;
legheny. Try it.
Ladies , Underclothing, at Bates it
French Green Peas, Mushroons, Cel
ery Sauce, Preserved Canton, at 112 Fed
eral street, Allegheny. • 6
Pine Roasted Almonds atlll2 Federal
street, Allegheny, Geo. Beaven. 6
t'lques, fresh stock, at Bates dr. Bell's
Superior Cream Candies, Cream Choc
olates, Cream Almonds and Extra Fine
Bon Bons, at 112 Federal street, Alle
gheny city. 6
The place to get White Lime, Cal
cined Planter, Hydraulic Cement. is at
Raker & Caskey's, 13 Smithfield street
French Corsets and Hoop Skirts, the
choicest and best makes, at Bates Sc
burgu, .Fs. COFFINS of all kinds,CRAPES.
GLOVEa, auq e. ery desciaption'of Funeral Far.
cashing Goods fr ralshed. /looms open day and
night. Hears,. ind Carriages furnished.
BErzaraccso,l:ev Thomas Ewing. Li., Rec.M.
PT. Jacobus. D. D., Esq., Jacob
B Muter , Eec.
AVENC, Allegheny City, where their COFFIN
ROOMS e constantly supplied with real and
Imitation ho e WOO& Mahogany- -and Walnut ' =
Coffins, at prices varying from *1 tolloo. 80.
dies prepared for lu rment. Hearse': and Car
furnished; also, , 11 clads of Mourning
Goods, If required. Cites en at all hours, day
and night. ;
FT, Allegheny', Keeps constantly on hand
a large assortment of ready-made Cofans of the
f Hoeing kinds: First the celebrated American
Burial Cases, Metallic Self-sealing Air-tight
Cast s and Caskets, anti Roaewood, Walnut and
Rosewo, d Imitation Collins. Walnut Collins
from *25 r p wards. Rosewood Imitation Coffins
from d 3 rewards, and no pains will be spared
to give entire satisfaction. Crape and Wove.
furnis fur n ishedcharge. Best Hearses and Car
Magee t n short nonce. Carriazes fur- -
sashed to funerals at iva
Cor. of Penn and St. Clair Streets,
Has now in stock eno of the largest and Moe:
varkid assortments of
Fall and Winter Goods
ever brought to this city. Hie stock embraces
all the latest French and English manufactures of
Also, a fall line of Gent's Furnishing Goods.
For all the latest styles eat clothes, made of the
Oast al. mod by first-class workmen, snd at
0 ; v
matererlal gly low, go to the well known
Merchant Till ° l
, 0 1 0 . {So 8 4 . OLAIR STREET. now Btxth.
THOB. F. DALII4 H. D ' 11. B. BUTTON. Y. D •
ASSOqL&TED thenistlyos together for the
Moe No. /9 3ToCKToN AvENtr& Ana
gh n e:j .p 6 . l.t7. TUGS . F _ DAJ.E, /).•
t }L d. BUTTON