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cuff MID s-ustuw.
pr., Cahill, a well known and highly
respected physician of this city, died yes-
Fined.—john lloberg amused himself
yesterday by driving a horse, upon
which he was seated, backward and for
ward over-the pavement in the Alle
gheny Diamond. The amusement cost
him two dollars.
Still in Ctistony.--William Hasko-xitz,
a German peddler, who was arrested iu
Ohio and brought to this city some days
since o ' a charge•kof larceny, had a hear
ing be ore the h il t
yesterday and was
comm tted to jail for a further hearing.
Mr. Louis :Tripp, of Louisville, sends
us two of his latest musical.publicatimas.
Velocipede, a valse of the popular sort,
with a comic lithographed title page;
and Douglas," a plaintive ballad, by
Miss Molock, and music by Lady John
Pardon issued.—President Johnson
has signed a pardon for George Werner,
convicted at the May term of the United
States District Court, and sentenced to
the Penitentiary for passing counterfeit
money. tie will probably be released
Black, who plead
guilty to an indictmem for stealing mail
matter fromlock boxes at thd Postoface
last fall, and who since that time has
been in the county jail awaiting sentence,
has been pardoned and was yesterday re
A Good Appointment. --Gen. T. A. Row
ley, United States Marshall for this Dis-,
triot, has been appointed by the Grand:
Lodge of I. 0. of 0. F., of this , State . ;
Chief Marshal of the Semi-Centennial
Celebration, to be held at_, Philadelphia
on the 20th of April.
Sunday Liquor E. An
die made two informationa before Alder
man Lynch, yesterday, charging C.
Mueller, a saloon keeper on Fifth avenue,
for selling liquor on Sunday. Mueller
was arrested and held for a hearing. He
has also been proceeded sash:lit for the
.enalty of 450 in each mai).
Captain BleCalinin.—The funeral of
the late lamented Captain A. C. DicCal
hula, a veteran and s popular steababoat
commander, and long engaged in' the
commerce of this city with the west and
south-viest, will proceed frbm his late
residence No. 54 Centre avenue, at two
o'clock to-morrow afternoon.
Disorderly.—Thos. Richards was ar
rested by one of the night police in Alle
gheny, at an early hour yesterday morn
ing, for disorderly conduct. He was in
toxicated and seemed to be trying how
much noise and disturbance a drunken
man could make. Mayor Drum fined
him five dollars and costs, NOlcb he
aid and was discharged.
Obltuary.—Mrs. Priscilla D. Alden
died.yesterday at the residence, of her
• son-in-law, F. H. Eaton, Esq., Centre
avenue. The deceased wan estimable
Christian lady, universall as y
respected, and her death will be deeply
mourned by a large circle of friends and
acquaintances. Her funeal will take
lace this morning at ten or'clock.
Fell Down.--k horse attached' to one of
_the Idench .
ter Passenger Railway ears,
limbeec* street line, took sick and fell
down at the corner of Federal and Ls
cock- streets, Allegheny, between five
and six o'clock yesterday afternoon. Af
ter being doctored for about an hour, the
animal was enabled to rise to his feet and
walk to the stables, but it seemed pretty
evident that he had made his last trip.
Assault and Dattery.--Fratik Gerardi
made inform:Mon before Alderman Mc•
Masters, yesterday, charging Ed.-O'Don
nell with assault and battery. He al
leges that the accused struck his (the
prosecntor's,) wife with his fist. A war
rant was issued for the arrest of O'Don.;
nell who, it was ascertained, bad been
committed to, jail by Mayor Brush for
disorderly conduct. A committhent was
lodged against him,
Preparing Plans.—Rev. A. M. Milli
gan's congregation (Reformed Presbyte
rian) at present worshipping in the hall
of the Fourth Ward School House, pro
pose to erect during the coming season a
new church edifice on Eighth (Hancock)
street. - Mr. J. M. Ralph, architect, is en
gaged in preparing the plans for the
structure, which will occupy a 'lot of
ground adjoining the Jewish Synagogue.
The estimated cost is 830,000.
• A Bold Trick.—A. couple of young
men entered a • clothing store at the
corner •of Market and Liberty streets,
Tuesday afternoon and, while the atten
tion of the.proprielor _was directed else
where, succeeded in exchanging an old
carpet-sack, which one of them carried,
for a new one filled with valuable cloth
ing, with which they hastily' departed.
They have not been heard of •
the owner of the article atolen.'
Slight Fir es.-About seven o'clock yes
terday morning the roof of an unfinished
house on Porter's Lane, off Kilpatrick
street, by some means caught fire. The
flames, however, were extinguished be
fore any material damage was done-
A few minutes after twelve o'clock
yesterday the root of a house on Brewery
street was discovered to be on fire, caus
ing an alarm to be struck from ox 41,
corner of Second avenue and Brewery
street. The fire was extinguished in a
short time. The damage was slight.
Bellglons.—A meeting will be held in
the First Presbyterian Church, Alle.
gheny, to-day, trom eleven and a half to
twelve and a half o'clock, for the pur
pose of engaging in prayer for the bless
ing of God upon the incoming adminis
tration. This meeting is held in accord
ance with a tacit agreement among re
ligionts people is different sections of the
country. to hold prayer meetings during
yda for this especi par
- pose. All who are in sympathy with the
ob eat are cordially invited to be present.
Let none of our readers fall to remem
, ber that Mrs. Jane G. Swisshelm wilL re
peat her lecture on “Ruatan Suffrage
and its Relation to Divine Law," in the
Second 11. P. Church,
-gcorner, of St ktocon
avenue and Sandaiky reet, Allegheny,
this evening, -for the benefit of the Afri
can M. E. Church of that city. Those
who can appreciate an eloquent, concise
and truthful discourse will certainly be
in attendance. Mrs. Swisshelm has few
peers and no superiors among the ladies
now prominently before the public as a
Sent to the Refuge.
, Hammel, the boy arrested on
suspicion of bog concerned , in the
Allegheny. silverware robbery . ', Wee
yesterday committed; to the House
of Refuge by Mayor Drum. The
_boy's mother called at the Mayor's of
fice and stated he had not been at home for
more than a month, and when at home
was incorrigible. No positive evidence
of his' connection with the robbery was
obtained, although from the circum
stantial evidence there seems to be
very little doubt as to his guilt In the
' False MUMS.
The Fire Department, or rather those
connected with it, yesterday,were thrown
into a commotion by a number of false
alarms the causes or which have not as
, ) '1
yet been ascertained. There were two
slight fires in the morning, accounts of
which 'are published elsewhere, and at
half-past twelve o'clock au alarm was
sounded from box 32, to which the en
gines repaired, but on arriving there no
fire wai3 discovered, nor could the person
be foOnd who had given the alarm.-
About one o'clock, and before the sev
eral cOmpanies called out by the pre
vious alarm had returned to their Engine
HouseS, an alarm was communicated
Penn and Thirtieth streets, whichcorner
proved to be false, and the party, as in
the former case, could not be found.
Shortly after six o'clOck they were again
called out by an alarm from box 17, cor
ner of Wood street and Sixth avenue,
and, like tire two that had preceded it,
there was no cause for it and no one
knew who gave the alarm. ' At seven
o'clock an alarm came from box 27,
Grant and Webster streets, at 7:45 from
box 34, Canal and 'Liberty, and at 8:40
from box 54, Center Avenue and Arthur
street, all of which proved to be false.
. It is presumed that some fellow has
got possession of a key and is having a
Littleton at the expense of the Depart-
If he is detected it will probably
prove an expensive bit of amusement, as
the law Inflicts a severe penalty upon
any one caught tampering with the
Chief Hare has authorized a reward of
$250 to be paid for the arrest and convic
tion of the person who gave the false
Chief of Police Butler has ordered all
the lieys of boxes in the hands of former
members of the police force to be re
turned to the Mayor's office immediate
ly, and any parties known to have keys
belonging to the Fire Alarm in their
possession without authority will be
Moriongahela Valley Railroad.
A meeting of the Board of Directors io:
the Monongahela Valley, Railroad Com
pany was held yesterday afternoon, in
Justice Ammon's office, East Birming
ham., The first business in order being
the election of a Chief Engineer, Mr. Si-'
gismund Leow was unanimonalychosen
to fill that position.
\On motion of Dr. A. Patton, of Greene
county, it was decided to have a survey
Made immediately through the boroughs
of South Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East
Birmingham and Ormsby, and the ad
joining townships to the State line, and
that ,as soon as live miles hoe" been sur
veyed and located, and the right ; way
procured, that so much of thenoad be
nut tinder contract as soon as poible.
The following, offered by the same gen
tleman, was adopted: •
IWmrsittes Believing that the Waynes
burg Branch ' of the Monongahela Valley
Railroad, authorized by the charter, will
be of profit and benefit to_ said railroad,
t. erefore be it •4
Resolved, That timilnitrich be put un
di r contract at the o : . time that the
con tracts shalt be if),*.op the main line,.
where the inte this . branch
shall be - made, andrsectiOn
that the work be
ptishpd ibrward simultaneously With the
work on the main line from the intatseo
tion. I . -
,0n motion of Dr. Patton,' it was re-
Solved to locate the main line at or ,pear
Little Whitely Creek, in Greene county.
Jeremiah Hannon 15;i18 arrested by off
cer Cupplea, yesterdiw; on a charge of
larceny. It appears that the accused was ,
loafing about the kitchen of the Monon
gahela House yester,day, and when he
departed took with him a molasses pitch
er. He went from there to the house of
a negro in the Second ward, where he
offered to sell the pitcher for thirty cents.
The negro, it appears, was formerly em
ployed at the Monongahela House and
recognized the pitcher at once. He agreed
to purchase it, and getting it in his hands
requested Hannon to wait until he could
go and get him the change. He then
went to the Monongahela House and in
quired if they had lost a pitcher and was
informed that such an article had been
stolen a short time before he arrived. The
circumstances of the case were made
cknown at the Ma yor's office and the offi
cer accompanied the negro to nis home,
where he found Jeremiah awaiting his
return. He is in the lock-up awaiting a
Search Warrant Issued.
Mr. Frank Simpson made information
before Mayor Drum, last evening, against
Herman Rosecrantz, a boy about fifteen
years old, charging him with larceny.
Mr. Simpson states that the boy came
into his hardware store, located at the
corner of Ohio street and, the east side
of the Diamond, Allegheny, yesterday
afternoon and examined a revolver and.
some other articles, but went away with
out purohaaing. He returned in an hour
or two afterwards and again looked at
the revolver, but made no purchase. 'Af
ter he had left the second time, the at
tention of the proprietor was called to
another part of the store. When he
came forward again he discovered the
absence of the .revolyer and several.pen
knives, which ` the boy had examined,
and about twelye dollars from the money .
drawer.. Naturally his suspicions rest
upon young Rosecrantz, and hence the
Information. A. search warrant was
Inauguration Prayer Meeting.
The aeon day prayer meeting to-day,
(March 4th,) will be held in the First
Presbyterian Church Lecture Room,
Wood street, at the hour when the in-'
auguration ceremonies are going on in
Washington City. The meeting promises
to 43 one of unusual interest to all who' ,
love their country, and desire to see the,
new Ship of State launched amid .the'
prayers and benedictions of the natioe
All are invitedto come to' the place of
'prayer and invoke the blessing of God
on the incoming administration. Min
isters of all denominations are especially
invited. Services will promptly com
mence at 12 o'clock, M. and be continued
until one o'clock.
Albert 'Vogle made information before
Alderman McMasters yesterday. against
Christian Myers for surety of The peace.
The parties have been engaged in the
brewing liuslhess, and own an establish
ment at Sharpsburgh. Vogle alleges
when be came to the brewery yesterday
morning, he was ordered away by Myers
who threatened to do him bodily harm
if he ever returned to the premises. He
was at a loss to understand this move
ment of his partner as they had not bad
any previous difficulty, and parted on
good terms as usual the evening before.
A. warrant was issued.
UREA' -G4 Tliji
Adjourned Meeting—The Water Com-
LiMission Bill Approved—Paid Fire
An adjourned meeting of the Select
d Common. Councils of the city was
.eld yesterday, (Wednesday) March
th,1869, at two o'clock r. at.
Members Present—Messrs. Ahl, Coffin,
Craig, Dickson, Edwards, Gallaher,
Gross, Heilman, Hartman, Herron,
Holmes, Kane, Kehew, Kirk, Littell,
Lloyd, Murray, McClelland, 'McMahon,
Ogde'l , Quinn, Rush, Schmidt, Shipton,
Torras; S. J. Wainwright, Z. Wain.
wright. Watson, Zern, and President
Onotion of Mr. Shipton the reading
of th minutiss was dispensed with.
Th Chair , announced that Mr. Wat-
Boni the member ,elected from the Six
teenth ward vice Mr. llceveller, deo' d, had
been appointed quthe Street Committee,
and that he was authorized to act on any
and all committees whereon his prede
cessor had been appointed.
TTIE WATER BILL.
hii,:Shipton (in the Chair) stated than
the meeting had been called for a special
purpose. that of considering the bill rela
tive to to the water works, which was re
ferred to the City Solicitor for revision.
On motion of Mr. Ogden Councils re
solved to consider the bill seriatim.
The first section was read.
Mr. Craig submitted the following
amendment: "That within twenty days
after the passage of this act. Councils
shall, in joint session, elect fifteen citi
zens of the city of Pittsburgh who shall
be known as Water Commissioners,
seven of whom shall be residents of the
districts lately consolidated with said
city; five of the aforesaid shall be elected
for the term of three, five for the term of
two, and five for• the term of one,'YErsr,
and annually thereafter at the time of
the election of city officers, five i itizens
from the same districts as those whose
term of office expire, shall be elected for
the term of three years; and all vacan
cies of the Board shall be filled. Vacan
cieS occurring in the interim shat
filled by said Board by appoi un
til the annual election of Water Coin
On motionof Mr. McMahon the amend
ment was laid on the table.
The section was then adopted as read.
The second section, relating to the
qualifications of said Commissioners, was
Ur. Ga a
llaher moved to amend by in
serting freehold qualification.
On motion of Mr. Ogden, the amend
ment was laid on the table.
The resolution was then adopted as
The third section, relative to the rules
by which said Commissioners shall be
governed, and which provtdes that a ma
jority shall constitute a quorum, was
Mr. Hallman moved to amend by mak
ing nine a quorum for the transaction of
Mr. Burgwin amended the amendment
by inserting "at any stated meeting, and
a majority at all, other meetings." The
amendment was accepted.
Mr, Coffin moved to lay the amend
ments on I, he table. The motion was lost.
Mr. Gallaher moved as a substitute for
the amendment that nine shall consti
tute a quorum except when contracts are
Mr. Jones oved to lay the substitute
on the table. m Carried.
The amendment was adopted, and the
question recurring on the section as.
amended, it was approved.
The following sections, from 'the fourth
to the thirteenth, inclusive, were ap
proved as read. , .
Mr. Gallaher introduced a new section
providing that the residents of the new
districts, where pipes shall be laid,•shall
pay in addition to the water tax assessed
a tax equal to the interest of the money
invested in said improvenient,
On motion of Mr. Watson, the section
was laid on the table. .
The 14th section was then taken up.
The section relates to the appointment
of a Chief of the Water Department, and
also fixes his term of qffice during good
behaviour, subject to removal at any
time bY a two-tnirds vote of the . Com
Mr. McClelland moved to amend by
fixing the term of office at three years or
good behaviour., , 111
Mr. Gallaher moved as an amendme n t
that the Board have power to remove t
any time for incapacity' or any other
The amendment was not entertained.
Mr. Craig offered as a substitute the
following: "That the Board of Water
Commissioners shall regulate the term
of office of the Chief of the Water toe
partment, the. term not to exceed five
On motion of Mr. Jones the amend
ment and substitute were laid on the
The section was then approved as read.
The remaining Elections were read and
approved without discussion.
ac Mr tion . BoafffCciertnynmcir the o e n dto re
ap e ;
fifth section, which related to real estate.
Mr. McClelland moved that the section,
amended, requiring the Comaiission-
to submit to Council all contracts for
the purchase of real estate.
The amendment was adopted and the
question recuring on the approval of the
section as amended, it was approved.
jMr. Kirk moved to reconsider therl3th
ection, which relates to , the mer o
electing a Chief of the Wate De part - irent. The motion was lost.
Mr. Gross moved the approval of the
et as a whole. The motion prevailed:
On motion of Mr. M'Auley, the Cleiks
f Councils were directed to have the
ill forwarded to. Harrisburg requesting
is enactment into a law.
"kirk urittrasurn BUSINESS. •
Mr. moved that Councils take up
no new business; but that the
business be taken tip stnd dispod of.
Carried. - • .
The. Chairman then read the ordi
nance. consolidating the road districts,
which passed ; to a third reading in Select
Council rebruenr 22d,.1869, and in Com
mon Council February 22d, 1869,referred
to the Road Committee, with imatrno
tions to report an ordinance providing
for the election of three Rciad Maim's
stoners in the dame manner as other city
officers are elected.
Select Council 1101X-0012GUITSd in the ac
tion of Common Council. . e
On motion of Mr. Jones, tn
nance was Mended by inserting a pro
vision authorizing he
to elect the Commissioner for 1869 and
hereafter he shall be elected as other city
officers are eleeted.
The petition of R. C. Gray, asking
repeal of the wharfage tax on Rail to
iron. In C. C. Feb. 22, 69. Referred
F th in e a W am hti
On mo tion of Mr. Morrow, referred to
m o lit m te l . tt S ee .
o n '
resolution Ogden City
ll Pri nting
the action. Carried. S. C. concurred in
action of Common Council. .
furnish to members of. City' Councils
contract zlrig the Co
fo n : m a
vitioundtichtitoori: consideration of
THURSDAY, 11/11C11 4. 186 P
the ' , Municipal Record" et the
of the city, was called up. S.
Mr. Edwards moved to ref
Com;ittee on City Printing,
stru ions to give the joto to th
and best bidder.
Mr. Morrow moved as an a endment
to the amendment, that the
on City Printing be required to report
the cost of the same to Cou oils. The,
amendmint was adopted. C. C. non
concurred, and adhered to former action.
Mr. Edward's presented a ' petition
from residents and persons doing busi
ness on Seventh street, as kin the remov
al of the Horse market. ißefo red to Com
mittee on, Police.
Mr. Craig presented .a co
from the Central Board (
asking that Cotncils /grant
additional round ?or the
bUilding. Referred to the 1
Mr. Rafferty moved to i
motion was lost. . 1
Mr. Rafferty presented a reMonstrance
against the widening of Webster avenue.
Referred to the Committee on Streets.
Mr. McA.uly preOnted a communica
tion from the Contfoller, accompanying
which was a sworn return by Mr. Hurst
of his time and bill for grading Dinwld
die street of 533.35. The communication
was accepted, the statement of Mr. Hurst
referred to the Finance Committee, and
the ordere to his war
rant for the Controller
of the issue
PAID FIRE DEPARTMENT.
The proposed bill for the creation of a
Paid Fire Department, approved in Se
lect Council February 22d, 1869, and in
Common Council March Ist, 1869, laid
on the table for the present year, was
taken up. -
Mr. Quinn moved to recede from for
mer action and concur with C. C., and
called the yeas and nava. The vote was
Ayes—Messrs. Ahl, Coffin, Dickson,
I Gallaher, Hartman, Kane, Kirk, McClel
land, Quinn, Rafferty, Rush, Wain
wright, S. J., Wainwright, Z., Watson,
Zern-15., • ,
.Nays—Messre. Burgwin, Craig, Ed
wards, Gross, Hallman, Herron,Holmes,
Jones, Kehew, Littell, Lloyd, Murray,
McMahon, Ogden, Phillips, Schmidt,
Shipton, Torrens and. President McAuley
So the motion was lost.
Mr. Phillips moved to adhere to former
action, which motion prevailed.
Council was called to order) by the
President, hir. Tomlinson.
Present: Messrs. Anderson, Albeitz,
'Barr, Berger, 8011, Boggs, But er, Car
rel, Case, Daub; Dunseath, leming,
Lerner, Hare, House, Houston, amison.
Jahn, Jones, Meaner, Meyer, Moore,
"Moorhead, Morgan. McCarthy . , •McClar
ren, McCandless, McMaster% McCleane,
Nixon, Pearson, • Penney, Potts, Reed,
Rook,Seiferth, Sims, Scott, Verner. Vet.
Ardary r k, nd Prey ident Vic Vvaughter,
Tom Weldon. Wilson,
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
PAID FIRE DEpArelltErr.
Mr. Morgan made a personal explana
tion. At the last meeting of Council he
had stated that several of the fire compa
nies were indebted to the Amoskeag
Works, for steamers, and that an agent
of that establishment was in th city for
the purpose of collecting su claims.
Mr. M. read from the Gazette o Tuesday
an article asserting that his stamen,
so made, was not generally credited. He
said he could' substantiate whst he' had
asserted, the editors of the Ga :elite to the
contrary notwithstanding, and proceeded
to give in detail the claims against differ
ent fire companies, amounting to 2. 850.
He did not snow who was the t rof
the article in the Gazette, but said if he
was present at the time he (Mr. Morgan)
made the statement which the article de
nied, he (the author) had not 'die manly
spirit to deny its correctness, but instead
printed what he had to saY.
Mr. Houston, Second ward,' said per
haps it was not too late for an exhibition
of manliness. He was the author of the
article in the Gazette and had the
"manly spirit" to maintain that the
statement made by the gentleman from
the Twenty-first ward, viz: that the agent
of the A.moskeag Works had threatened
to seize the steamers of different fire
companies and thus leave the city with
ont a lire department, was not generally
Credited - by Councils, as it was doubtful
wether the Company had the power to
d so, if lie inclined; •
fr. MOrkall said the agent was in the
city for the purpose . of collecting the
claims, and wasiinformed by the compa
nies that they hadinot the wherewith to
pity them. The agent went hence to Fort
Wayne, Indiana, where he seized an en
gine ad throughthis city with
S'otne assurance was given the agent that
in case of the creation of a paid Fire De
partment, the A.moskeag claims would
Mr. Hare said the gentleman from the
Twenty-first ward (Mr. Morgan) was en
tirely correct in his statement as to the
claims against different firecompanies.
He was about remarking urther con
cerning the subject, when Mr Penny ob
jected, stating the personal explanation
should bo confined. to the gentleman
from the Twenty-first ward. , .
Mr. Houston offered the following:
WrtiaxAS, It has been asserted and
published . that the Asnoskeag Fire
Engine Blinding Company of New
Hampshire hold claims, amounting in
the aggregate to twelve thousand dollars,
against several of the engines in the ac
tive service - of the Pittsburgh Fire De•
partment; and, inasmuch as said manu
facturing company, or firm,
ened, through their agent, to levy upon,
seize and withdraw from service said en
gines, unless the said debts be at once
paid or assumed by the city; therefore,
lieseived, That the Finance Committee
be instructed to inquive into' the finan
el& condition of the companies Compos
ing the Fire Department and report to
Coiincils the propriety of assuming any,
debts so ascertained and taking liens on
properties, engines, dm., of the compan
ies so released from obligations for the
return of tlie, moneys, which, may be so
-advanced-ma of the City Treasury.
The resolution• was seconded by Mr.
Morgan and referred to the Finance
S. C. non-concurred.
sEL.ZOT COUNCIL nUSIICESs. •
Mr. McCandless moved that unfinished
business from Select Council be taken
The action of Select Goal:mil relative to 1
the following business was concurred in:
- In receiving- and filing a communica
tion from Insurance Agents relative to
the tax proposed to be 'levied upon their
Companies for the proposed Paid Fire
Referring to , Survey Committee peti
tion for change of grade on Liberty street
between Clytner and Smith streets.
Referring to Survey C,ommittee peti
tion relative to the location of Forbes
the straightening of Second avenue from
Birmingham bridge to Lock No. 1 „
Referring to Market Committee a peti
tion for the erection of a Market , Rouse
on Pennsylvania avenue.
Accepting a communication from the
Board of . Health in reference to the ex
piration of the terms of service of cer- -
tain members of the Board.
Accepting a report from the Con
troller in reference to sundry accounts,
and instructing him to certify -war
rants for the payment of the same.
Mr. Weldon presented a petition for a
w'ster pipe on Forbts street. Referred
to Water Committee.
Also, account of Allen Dunn for repair
irig break in Old avenue sewer. Referred
t.O Finance Committee.
Also, an ordinance appointing Viewers
to appraise damages to Gallus Bowers for
injury to his property by the grading of
Read three times and passed tinder a
suspension of the rules.
Mr. McMasters, a remonstrance against
the paying of Charles alley. Reerred to
Mr. Vick, petition from Anderson St
Woods for permission to erect an iron
clad building. Referred to the Commit
tee on Wooden Buildings.
Mr. Mayer, petition for grading and
paving St. Patricks alley, Sixth ward.
Referred to the Street Committee.
Mr. Morton, an ordinance separating
the Eighteenth ward from the Street De
partment. Referred to the Road Com
Mr. Barr, resolution appointing a Com
miee to conside the o
erec tt ting a market r
for the accom
modation of citizens of the wards in the
upper part of the city. Referred to the
Mr. Pearson, petition' for the opening
of Fisk street, Seventeenth ward. Re
ferred to the Survey Committee.
Mr. Moorhead moved a reconsideration
of the action of Common Council in con
curring in the action of Select Council
relative to straightening Second avenue.,
Mr. Moorhead then offered an amend
ment to the ordinance that the avenue
be straightened to Brady street instead
of Lick No. 1.
The ordinance as amended was referred
to the Street Committee.
Mr. Reed called up the ordinance rela
tive to grading and paving of Webster
avenue from Roberts street to St. Pat
rick's alley. Read three times and passed
under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Fleming called up the petition of
citizens of the Seventh ward, asking that
the now Hook and Ladder Truck, now out
of service and at the disposal of Coun
cils, be located in that ward.
Mr. Boggs stated that the Committee on
Fire Engines and Hose had taken no ac
tion as yet on the petition, but would do
so at the next meeting.
Mr. Houston moved to take a recess of
ten minutes, while waiting for business
from the Select Council. Carried. •
. Council came to order again and took
up business from Select Cbuncil.
CITY ORDINANCES. .;
The digest and codification of City Or=
dinances, prepared by the City Solcitor
in conjunction with a Select Committee
appointed by Councils, with an ordi
nance approving the same, was pre
Objection being made to the passage of
Mr. Welsh moved to suspend the rules,
which was lost. So the matter was laid
over under the rules.
• WATER COMMISSION.
The proposed act creating a Water
Commission, as approved by Select Coun
cil, was taken up.
Mr. Reed moved that the act be con
sidered section by section. Carried.
Sections one to four were adopted with-'
Section fifth being read, providing that
all contracts for land be subject to the ap
proval of Councils, _
Mr. Rook moved to amend by making
all contracts subject to the approval of
On motion of Mr. Moorhead, the amend
ment was laid on the table.
The fifth section was thenedoPted.
Sections sixth to thirteen were adop
ted without debate.
Section fourteen being .read, providing
that the Chief of Water Commission
shall hold his office during good be
havior, Mr., Reed moved to amend by
limiting his term of office to three years.
Adopted and the section as amended ap
Sections fifteen to twenty-one were
Section `twenty-two, relative to ap
praisements was read.
Mr. Penney moved to amend by incor
porating the words, "if no exception
thereto ne filed within ten days after
notice of the filing thereof in the manner
provided shall have been given to the
parties interested, the same shall be.
The amendment was agreed to, and
the section as amended approved.
Fhe remaining section. of the act were
approved as read.
Mr. Morgan moved to approve the act
as amended as a whole. Carried.
On motion, adjourned.
r lug to , Finance Committee rem).
r payment of accounts of Messrs.
b, Gordon tic Wade. ,
rink to street . Committeea
i companied by an ordinance, for
The Longitude of Pittsburgh.
Workmen were engaged yesterday in
connecting by a line of wire the Alle
gheny Observatory with the Western
Union Telegraph office in Pittsburgh.
from whence a conneceion with the Ob
servatory at Cambridge, Massachusetts,
will be effected
in direct so that the two 0 baerva
tortes will be ation.
The work is under the supervision of
United States officers, of the Survey De
partment, and is being done in ()Pier that
the exact longitude of Pittsburgh may
be obtained. By thlp means the exact
difference of time between Pittsburgh,
and other cities East and West, can be
calculated. The design we under
oand is to have eti
ut Pennsylvania, th in e to
astronomical observations regulated
by the Observatory here. It ,will
require about six clear nights to make
tho necessary observations and to de
terminelhe longitude exactly. As soon
as this is accomplished the telegraph line,
now being constructed, will be taken
down, as it is designed to be used only
for that purpose. The poles of the Fire
Alarm Telegraph in both cities, between
the. Observatory and the telegraph office,
are being used to support the :wire of
the temporary telegraph line.
Auction Sales of Real Estate. •
A. Levate, Auctioneer, invites taken
Mon to ;the *following sales of Real "Es- ;
tate. Out this out for reference:
On Thursday (to -day) at 2 o'clock, two
small brick houses, 38 and 40 Sedgwick
street, Sixth ward, Allegheny.
On Thursday Thursday (t o- day) at 3 o'clock, gull,
good brick house of five rooms, on, the
corner of BidweU street and Ohio ave
nue, Allegheny. -
Also, at private sale, several goad resi
dences on the best streets, incir.dihg the -
North and West Commons.
N. B.—A. Leggate's personal atten
tion given to auct4on sales of all kinds
in Pittsburgh,Allegheny city and county.
blarylnls bupertor Uream Crackers,
only twenty pounds in a barrel, for sale
by all grocers.
OPERA. HOUSE.—Lotta was greeted
with an hiausually large audience last
night, and "The Female Detective" was
presented, in which Lotta assumes five
characters, all of which she rendered in
a manner highly acceptable to the audi
ence. The entertainment concluded
with "Au Object of Interest," a very
laughable and , anausing farce. The same
programme is announced for te.night.
Prrrsnunan THEATRE —To -night lA.r.'l'
Harry Williams, the energetic lessee of
the Pittsburgh Theatre, takes a benefit
at that establishment, on which occasion
the entire strength of Dr. Thayer's
equestrian company, made up of stars in
the profession, will be drawn upon in
order that the entertainment may be
fitting to the occasion. We regret that
this excellent company is soon to leave us.
ACADEMY OF Music.—Onr citizens will
be gratified to learn that we are to have
a brief season of comic opera at the
Academy next Week, particularly as it
is the belebrated Galton Troupe , who in
tend favoring us with a visit. This
troupe has been drawing immense houses
in Philadelphia during the past few
months, and the eastern papers speak in • ' 1
the highest terms of the entire company.
Miss Susan Galton is not only a delight
ful singer but a charming actress and a
heautiftil woman. She will open her en--.
gagement at the Academy- on Xonday
night, with two operas, "Litchen and
Fritchen" and "La Rose de Saint Flepr."
SMYTHE'S AMERICAN THEATRE.—The •
,Victorelli Brothers continue to draw
large houses at the American. They per
form some of the most difficult and .dar
ing feats ever attempted on the trapeze.
There are other brilliant luminaries at -
this establishment who receive a full
share of applause from the audience.
JANanscngs.—The queen of !the Ger.
man stage, Fanny Jananschek, suppor
ted by au excellent company,
at the Abademy Thursday, Friday and.
Saturday evenings, March 11th, 12th and
13th, respectively giElizabeth," "De--
borah" and "Catharine the Second."
One More Unfortunate
A servant girl engaged' with the fami
ly of Air. Hill, on Smithfield street, near',
Liberty street, gave birth to a child last;
evening about half past nine o'clock and;
threw it into a cess pool connected with"
the premises. It was' discovered and;`
rescued alive a short time afterwards,i
when the girl confessed the truth_
and. gave the , name of her betrayer,
whom the officers were in search
of but could not find. The girl had
been with the family for about
two weeks and in her capacity given
satisfaction. After, making ,her confes
sion she remained quiet, and appeared:
unwilling to talk, not attempting to patj.
Hate or justify her heartless eaten. ,
She still remains at the residence of the
gentleman named, but will be removet4
as soon as possible to the hospitala
The affair became noised abroad in
the vicinity of its occurrence soon after,
and for a time created considerable ex.
Marvin's Superior Clickers are ' sups.
rior to all others in this nuirklet. For sa l e
by all grocers in the CIO * and !county. I',
What They ivni lio. . 1
Dr. Ross' Remedies are nurely vegeta
ble preparanons, ana are arum more
good to the people than any other medi
cines ever offered to the public. They
are sold at one dollar per bottle, au
generally one or two bottles have the ote.
sired effect. We make a specialty of tbe
following diseases, and warrant a care in.
every case: Acute or Chronic Rheuma
tism, Catarrh, we have cared hundreds.
of cases, some of long standing; Dyspep
sis, we believe we'have the best remedy
for this disease ever compounded. For
diseases of the Throat and Lungs our
Tar Compouud is doing wonders. „Dr.
Ross' Remedies are manufactured 'and
for sale wholesale and retail, at Itos; 26
and 28 Sixth street, (late St. Clair.) ,
From the Army Hospital; the bloody
battle-field, the mansion of the rich and 1
the humble abode of the poor-l-from. - the
office and sacred desk; from the moun
tain top, distant valley and far-otrf is
lands of the ocean—from every nook mad
corner of the civilized world, is pouring
in the evidence of the astonishing effects
of DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTSRS.
Thousands upon thousands of letters
like tho following may be seen at our of- •
* * a * I have been in the aturT
hospital for fourteen months, speechless
and nearly dead. At Alton 111., they
gave me a bottle of Plantation Bitters.
Three bottles haN a made me a well man. '=
C. H. Flavin.
Aelrome. WATER.--.Bnperlor to'r, the
best imported German Cologne, and%old
at hall the price. Txr.s.TX.
New and Select.—This week Bmoat
elegant stock ofiLin-: -
Mantles, Chi zes,, -
Coverlets, Denti :5,
- White Goods, ce
hiantles,and M. . +
The Weather, although' inelemeiv has
not interfered with the • great clearance
sale at the store recently occupied by
Dennison tit Heckert, trimming ang no-.
tioridealers. Messrs. Maesum 4:Car
lisle having bought out the entire /3 - tOCk,
are determined to close it out with6ut re
gard to cost, and readers whestudy
economy should bestow a large slate of
their patronage on No. 27 Fifth afenue:'
Novelties, Novelties.—The gemstof thC:
season in Dry 'Goode lionsekoeper'i; . .:
Goods, Dress Goods, Silks, Shawls, Lack
Mantles, Lace Oartains, Piques,Chihtzes
We will open this week a moat elpgan , .;
dislay of the most select styles, 't - whiet
we will offer at unusually low prices.
- BATES fit BELL. :1,1
Ask Your'Grocers for biarvin'S;Bup e
rior Spiced Jumbles. zolvimod-ow
This Weell.—A. rare selection: of IwFr
ported and Domestic Dry Goods, Silectet:
with great care, will be opened at Bate)
the very latest vreeitl' y
pers, dime novels, and songsters,lbr se?
at Getty's, AlliquiPa street, Braadoely4
Also, agent for the Daily ,and We
GAZETTE.: • . ,
Constitution:Water is a certain Ore As;
Diabetes and all diseases of tike:RW..
net's. For sale by all Drnggisttur
Unprincipled Men are enig. d ...4,1
vending .inferier imitations of 1,
p l 4 ,
Cocaine for the Flair, and are gib. zu it2..;
- - 1
The place to get White
°hied Plaster, Bydranlio.,CemeAt.
Esker & Caskey's. 13 Sadthi l , e !P
Marlin's superior Lemon ,
sale by , all grocers.
See ihe new Stook of Dry GQOds,
week, at Bates dc Bell's•