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Tam 1 3A.t.rer a is furnished in the city
tie.dars of the week for lb cents per
iereek; by moil, $8 per annum: 8 mos., $2.
C ommltted..—Alderman Shore, yeater
committed to the county jail. Mar.
Lexet Catlin; charged on oath of Mary
Mil* with assault and battery.
Rammed Same.-Oar friend Mr. Geo.
D. 'Riddle, Secretary of the Ben.
Franklin Insurance Company, of Alla-
Oman has returned from a tour through
the South. -
Malicious Wllaehlef.—Lewls Moore was
"'committed to jail, yesterday, by Alder
man Lindsay, for a hearing on a charge
NOf malicious mischief preferred against
/dm by Thomas Wright.
Police Appeintment—Lientenant Jas.
Woolridge, late of the Diaper's police,
.• : been appointed special police an at
the Union Depot, to fill the va noy
caused by the transferring of office Wil
son to the Western Pennsylvania epot
Jumped the Track.—A locomotive at
tached to a train of freight ears, while
rou ding the onrvein front of the eleva,
tor pn Liberty street, yeaterdaY after
noon, jumped the track, but was re
placed after half an hours' work. No
Severely Crushed.—Yesterday morn
ingi a old lady, , while engaged in Pick
ing n coal between the tracks of the
coal r ilroad, near Denman street, far
ming m, was caught between two care
and hid both arms broken, besides suf
ferin_g other injuries, which it is feared
may prove fatal.
Gas Jekes.—A man yesterday surpris
ed the clerks in the Gas Company's of
fice by producing a big'and asking for a
half bushel of gas. A woman a short
time ago exhibited equal stupidity, of
fering a tin bucket to hold it and asking
a pint of gas, as she had been told it was
cheaper than oil.
Knocked - Down.—Wm. Campbell, a
lame man, alleges that Henry Hell com
mitted an assault and battery upon him
by knocking him down twice. The row
-occurred at Oakland, on the Panhandle
Bar'road. The accused was arrested on
a warrant issued by Alderman M'Mastera,
and gave ball for a hearing.
Plead Guilty.—The remaing parties
implicated in striking false alarms in
Allegheny, waived a hearing yesterday
afternoon and plead guilty. The Mayor
imposed a fine of pi upon each, which
was paid and the parties discharged.
This will probably put an end to the
practice at least for a time.
Aggravated Assault and Battery.—
Frank McDevitt made information be
t - fore the Mayor, yesterday, charging
Miles Ward with aggravated assault and
-battery. He alleges that_ the accused
drove a horse and cart over hie daughter,
' inj6iing hSr severely. Ward was ar
., Tested and held for a hearing.
Another Fonnd.—Wednesday last the
•body of Mr. Williams, one of the five
'persons drowned in tne Upper Monon
gahela river in February last, was found.
There still, remains one more body to re
cover, that of Mr. Harvey, which will
complete the- fatal list. Mr. Williams'
remains were interred at' Monongahela
City the Friday following their discovery.
Roof - on Fire.—Yesterday morning at
half-past nine o'clock, the roof of a
dwelling occupied by Mrs. McCarthy, on
_Etna street, opposite Zug's rolling mill,
naught tire from sparks falling upon it.
An alarm was sounded from box 46, in
the vicinity,_ which. brought the engines
of the Third District out. The fire was
extinguished before any material damage
Alleged Larceny of a Note.—Melvina
Kiefer made information before Alder-
man M'Masters, . yesterday, against
Mary Keifer for larceny. The parties
are relatives. Melvina alleges Mary bor
rowed one hundred and thirteen dollars
from hert.giving a Promissory note for
the same,which she a ft erwards carried
off front felvina's home at Hatfield. A
warrant for-the arrest of the accused was
Dissolving Views—Parties who desire
to attend a very interestJng entertain
ment will am by a card in another column
that the celebrated Oxy.ElydroStereopti
oon, (whicircreated such a sensation
When last exhibited) will be again shown
this evening, in the North Avenue Meth
odist Church, Allegheny City. The
views are very beautiful, and, with the
additional charm of singing by the chil
-dren of the Sabbath School, we are certain
those who attend will be pleased.
Crass bultik—Jawb Sweeny, it appears,
hired a horse and buggy from W. H. Mc-
Clurg yesterday, and instead of using
them pronerly, it is alleged by the pro
prietor tliat he abased the horse shame
fully. When be returned Mr. McClurg,
he alleges, knocked him down. Sweeny
made information (before the Mayor
charging McClurg with assault and bat
tery, and Mr. Mcciurg in turn made In
tl:orlon charging im with malicious
ief. A. compr mice was effected.
The Prodigal's Return.—Ellen Fair
made inlormation before Alderman
Lynch yesterday, cha ging her husband,
Frederick Fair, with esertion and aban
donment.- After con derable search the
officer secured Fred rick end brought
him to the Alderman' office, where his
Ellen fair awaited hi. The breach was
finally healed and th difficulty settled
by Frederick return! home, and prom
ising future good be eviour. The par
ties left the' office • lovingly arm in arm.
ler their residence on Webster street,
Chief ef Police.—Ronert Hague, the
veteran detective and ex-Chief of Police.
has received the appointment of Chief 'of
Police, vice Joseph A:Butler, resigned,
and will enter upon the duties of the
office this tnimfing. Hague's abili
ties to fill the position are beyond ques
tion, and his many good qualifier are so
well huown,in this; community that it is
unatecestarylor wt. to -refer to there,
-"Bob' will do his -duty, and do 'it well,.
and we feel confident that his wisdom"
and experience In the :police; business
will add materially to the effectiveness
of the force. "..%
Three Men InJared,
Triacds3 , shaman William McEvoy,
Jas. Borchelt and John Mullen were on
a train loaded with gravel cui the Cana
nelhiville Railroad. near Saitzburg,4litin
the train ` welt thrown. from the' track.
The, force of ths ooncuesion pitched the
tate illilehtli to the ground,
the serious" injury, or au of them. Bic-
Eioy had his arm broken 'and' is it
feared, injured internally. Burg:be/ 1 W
right leg,was 'broken, above the Utak
and Dialler' was gashed- in a number 91'
pplyhiSlealP being almost torn from
blood. ..The men were brought 10$0,
.efty,and received,. medical attention *Ow
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140 " 111 1 _of Forsythe Br al% 011 Refinery
--4 2 0u. 000 worth •of Property De
stroyed—The, 1 - 1 1• A w ei sum . R ag in g —
Several PenorA s e yeeely septet.
One of tb.e most disastrous conflagra
tion that lag taken place in the city for
several months, occurred at the exten
sive Cell works of Forsythe Bros'., on the
Sharpsburg road, in the Eighteenth
Ward yesterday.• -
About half past ten °Week yesterday
morning, a still containing a quantity of
benzine, which was being distilled , by
steam, a new process, in consequence of
too great a pressure, bursted or exploded,
and the contents which were scattered
over two or there acres of ground igni
ted whenever it came in contact with fire,
and almost instantly everything on the
west side of the bursted still for a dia.
tance of one hundred yards was envelop
ed in flames. Within a short distance
of the still was a frame house occupied
by Mr. Crane, which was ooverered with
the burning fluid and Vie inmates, Mrs.
Crane and her baby, lilts. McDonough,
Thomas Cook and Pat Ryan, becoming
frightened at the explosion ran out into
the flames and were ecotone's" burned,
but none of them severely, how
ever. As soon as the benzine
was consumed the flames on • that
side of the oil works subsided, without
any serious damage having been done.
The benzine remaining in the exploded
tank continued to burn, and from it the
flames communicated to the agitators ,
above and to the oil stills below when
the conflagration became general.. The
settling house, in which there were five
tanks containing about one thousand five
hundred barrels of finished oil, next took
fire and from that the fire spread to the
building in which was the distilled oil
tank, which contained between seven and
eight thousand barrels of distilled oil.
The several buildings referred to were
consumed in a very short space of time
by the devouring element, and the im
mense quantity of oil in the tanks be
coming ignited the flames raged with
still greater fury and defied all efforts_
made to extinguish them. , The entire
works cover about four acres of ground,
and the buildings, with one or two ex
ceptions, were all brick and built itta
substantial manner. The barrelling
house, which is situated on the north
side of the grounds, and two large crude
oil tanks with a capacity of 25,000 bar
rels, each adjoining it, had, up to a late
, hour last night, escaped the flames; and
1 it was thought that they could be saved.
I The cooper shop, a frame structure, situ
ated between the distilled oil tank and
the road, had escaped the flames up to
the time our reporter left the scene of
conflagration, but owing to its proximity
to the great volume of burning oil, it was
probably destroyed. .
_As soon as possible after the first ex
plosion an alarm was struck from box
76, which is located near the Cemetery
gate, over a. mile from the fire, and the
Fire Department in the Third District
responded promptly, and worked faith
fully all day. Their entire efforts 'were
to save the buildings, which the flames
had not reached, surrounding the fire,
as it was impossible , to save those that
were burning when they arrived, or to
save the oil which was already on fire.
A crude oil tank belonging to Koehler
di Brothers, whose refinery is adjoining
that of Forsythe Brothers, was burned,
but it contained but a mill quantity of
oil, and consequently the loss was but
trifling. A building of- the National Re
fining Company, some distance below,
was also on fire, but the flames were ex
tinguished before they had made much
progress. Two oil boats, belonging to
Forsythe Brothers, alio took fire, -end
' floated some distance down the river,
when they were stopped and the fire put
out, before the boats had received any
The loss, so far as could be ascertained,
would not fall short of $200,00, on which
there was about 85,000 insurance. The
fire was still burning when our reporter
left the ground, and thenwas but little,
if any, probability of saving any portion
of the oil in the tanks that were on fire,
or of quenching the flames until the oil
was entirely consumed.
The ladies and child who were
burned were removed to the residence
of a neighbor, and kindly cared for.
Their injuries are not of a serious nature.,
Cook was only slightly burned about the ;
face and hands. Ryan, it appears, hat
been unwell for some days, and at the
time of the explosion was In bed, having
no clothing on but his shirt. On hearing
the explosion he jumped from •the bed,
and seeing the house enveloped inflames
ran out without taking time to put on
any more clothing, and in that condition
ran over a mile before stopping. His
legs and feet were slightly burned. He
stopped in a house near the cemetery
and was kindly cared for by the °can
LATER.-At half-past ten o'clock, last
night, the fire was increasing. A general
alarm had been sounded, and Chief
Engineer Hare telegraphed specially
for the Eagle, Duquesne and Vigilant
Engines to be sant out. The probabili
ties are that the loss will greatly exceed
the estimate made above.
The members of the firm, Messrs.
Boyle and Ogden, are both men of large
business capacity and extensive experi
ence, and enjoy the confidence and re
spect of the entire business community.
Dealers throughout the country will find
them prompt .in filling orders, as well as
honorable and fair in all their business
transactions, and we take pietism° in re
commending them to the. public,. and
also fettle pride a having business men
with inch energy anffenterprise as they
have evinced in our own city. A few
moresuch houses as this, in di ff erent
bran hes of business, would bring mil
1: 1 )
lions f money to Pittsburgh that now
flows nto the coffers of other cities.
-relay morning, Mr: David H.
Oros "n, Mate of the steamboat Hornet,
while 'easing along Liberty street, near
the Mansion House, was attacked by
three men, knocked down and robbed of
twenty-four dollari in money, and his
soldier's discharge paper. Mr. Crorton,
after recovering from tne attack, met
officer Mooney and.furnished him with a
description of the robbers, which led to
the arrest of a man a few hours after
wards who gave his name as Rogers. - He
was looked up until Mayor Brash had his
morning hearing, when he gave his real
name as Santini Small. He was held for
a further hearing tads,' ay one o'clock,
on an information made rlgainst him by
Charged wt Peljury
, ,ih •
Conrad Schmidt ' Made Information be
fore Alderman McMaster'', yesterday,
Against - Henry Suphahn, for perjury.
, :The alleged offence consisted in swear
"lug in a case tried before Judge Stowe
that-ha (Kupbahn ) had passed Scnmidt's
house daringthe last 'year at least one
tbousaud'Amesi end that- each time he
.was menaced.,witts threats •by„ the In
"mates• A • Werrakit. was - iaaledlor - the '
arrest of the accused. The parties
AN EI.MBISITE ZUNDIESS ROLTSL
Increase in Trade—Mlttiburgh ro ws .
petition with the Eastern Lades _Di alar
Booth Establisliment—The Ci.w.iensware
Busine,—Extenalve Immati ons .
It is a self-evident fact tilitt, all branches
of trade are increasing in this city, Par
ticularly the Whelesale and 'Jobbing bu
siness, features 'which until witikin a few
'years past, have been n od alm'on't
elusively to our Easte cities. Philadel
phia, New York and ton. Heretofore
the attention of our merchants and men
of capital has been confined, in a great
degree, to the iron business, a branch.
of trade in which, owing to our unrivaiJ
ed facilities for manufacturing and
transporting we have had no successful
competition, but in consequence of ac
cumulating capital Many energetic buil
ness men have sought other fields of in
vestment, and entered into competition
with eastern merchants in the import
ing business. In no branch of trade is
thiachange more apparent than in the
queensware, which, until recently, has
been exclusively confined to the East.
We, have now, however, a wholesale
Queensware Establishment and Import
ing House which is probably one .of ttie
moat extensive of its character in the
country, either East or West. We refer
to the establishment of Boyts & Odgen;
23 and 25 Wood street, wholesale dealers
hi and importers of Queensware, Glass-'
ware, Rockingham, and Yellow ware and
manufacturers of Lamps.
In order to give our readers some idea
of the immense business done by this
firm, we will endeavor to give a descrip
tion of the establishment, without enter
ing into minute details. The building
-occupies a front on Wood street of forty
feet and extends back eighty feet; isAhree
stories high exclusive of cellars. On
each floor are two rooms twenty by
eighty feet. The cellars, which extend
under the entire building, are devoted
to the reception of crates and other pack
ages of goods as they arrive; and they
are kept full constantly, notwithstanding
a large force of men are continually-em
ployed in:opening goods and re-packing
fill orders. On the first floor are the
sample rooms, in one of which will be
found every description of Queensware
of the 'finest grades and China ware
in endless- variety, and back of
this is the business office. In the
other room an apartment has been
neatly fitted up and arranged as a sam
ple room for Glaas-ware and Lamps. At
the back end of the room is the private
office, which is neatly and comfortably
furnished, and the remaining portion of
the room is used for opening goods. One
of the rooms on the second floor is liter
ally filled with Lamps and Kerosene
goods generally, and in the other we find
the cheaper grades of Queensware, the
Rockingham and Liverpool yellow ware,
for which this firm are the special agents
for one of the largest manufacturing es
tablishments in Liverpool.
The rooms on the third floor are recep-
Moles for Glassware and Lamps, where
both are found in endless variety as well
as immense quantity. -
The china ware is worthy of special
notice, as .it comprises all the newest
styles and in endless.varieties, and is im
ported by this firm direct from Limoges,
France, where it is manufactured. Ow
ing to the fact that Messrs. Boy's &
Ogden purchase their goods from"first
hands and import them direct, they are
enabled to sell them as cheap as they can
be bought in the Eastern cities, and they
agree to duplicate all New York and
Philadelphia bills at New York and Phil
adelphia • prices, thereby saving the
freight from those points to this city to
their customers. To dealers in lamps and
kerosene goods of every description,they
are .enabled to offer superior induce.
ments, from the fact that they are en
gaged in the manufacture of lamps, and
sell them to the trade at a reduction of
fifteen per •cent. on Eastern prices.
The heavy business this firm have been
doing through the South and southwest
renders large importations necessary,
and in addition to the mammoth stock
on hand, goods are daily arriving from
the eastern cities, where several vessels
have just arrived loaded with queens.
ware and china of their importation.
The "Maggli*Chapman," the "Amazon"
and the "*.akion" are now unloading
goods at 'NOW York and Philadelphia,
imported *gilds firm, and there are two
other vessels yet to arrive.
The (pretty of the ware imported by
them is tiqual, if not superior to any in
the country, and we doubt if any other
firm in the country is importing so great
a quantity. - -
Marriage In Open Court
Yesterday morning in the Criminal
Court; an unusual and extraordinary
ceremony took place to relieve the dull
monotony of trials and sentences. The
District Attorrney had called up the case
of the Commonwealth vs. Charles Bar
gess, indicted, on oath of Mary' Jane
Bagshaw, on a charge of fornication and
bastardy. The parties reside in the vi
cinity of- Temperanceville, and the In
dictment in the case set forth, with other
'alleged facts, that, in pursuance of the
intimacy which had existed between
them, a child, now living, was born.
They bad affection enough for each
other, but Charles,
like many other
young men, felt that he could not well
,afford to make the honorable reparation
due the fair and blushing Mary. But
law is a stubborn thing, and rather than
go to jail, Charles agreed to plead guilty
and enter into matrimony. Judge Stowe
aed Sterret were on the bench and
District Attorney Pearson informed the
Court that he was satisfied to permit the
happy compromise to' be effected then
and there. Accordingly a not. pros. was
issued and our genial and happy friend,
Aldermen Morrow, being present, the
Interesting ceremony was performed in
open Court.. The District Attorney, who
has admirable good taste in stalk mat,
tors, kissed the bride, and his/good ex.
ample was very generally, followed, but
before the honorable Judge's turn came
she had called ""stop," • and, any kissing
after that; under a late ruling,:wonld
have been 'assault and battery. Of
course, Alderman Morrow was on time,
but we believe he skipped the mother
and kisied the bady. This : was. the Bret
case of a Wedding in Con Court in this
county, 'and 1 Charles has received the
first sentence, for life ever imposed on
any poor criminal by that Court.
This evening the fret of the three per
formances to Abe given in Masonic Hall,
for charitable purposes. will take place.
The famons4illegheny Quartette Club
have beettcmgaged for to-night and will
give one of their inimitable concerts. To
morrow might the programme will be
changed and varied, the principal per,-
formance being "Oinderella.'' Saturday
night "Ten Nights in a Bar Boom" will
be produced.. The arrangements for the
entertainments Wive been of the meat.
liberal charaoter; no pains being spired
to render each of them, :worthy- of the
patronage of the public. - Those of our
readers - who wigh 'spend a. pleasant
evening: should:4rep In• at licasaoo34,l
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rise L 1! ving—Alialattal Drag
eoae—lte fierasail Dedication.
1111rihA brad n ti ln een ghly gnocea rdeld o n f g ea d terp uty to re riting eo an til d :
progressive young men—those who en
ter the trade Circles determined to prove
their capacities and to infuse new life into
the particular min:men:Ad branch they
adopt, and thus adVance not only their
own interests but those of their neigh
bors_and of the city at large. Enterprise
is commendable in any, but more espe
cially in the case of a young man, who,
combining industry with it, secures
prominent place and position. Several
years ago, before be had attained his
majority in years, Mr. Charles Abel,
a graduate of one of the very first
pharthacentical establishments of the
city, entered i nto the retail . drug'
business, securing a store on the
corner of 'Washington and Wylie streets.
His coirect and careful attention to,busg
nese, keen knowledge of the science of ,
pharmacology, universal mittens* and
courtesy soon attracted a large share of
trade and confidence, and enabled him
not only to satisfactorily transact trade
but to lay away in hard-earned
profits enough tolconsu,mniate a desire
which he has long, entertained to preside
over a drug store which would challenge
admiration from its completeness, neat
ness and beauty. That creditable ambi
tion has at length been rewarded,
and at No. -172 Wylie street, he
finds himself 'at 'the head of such
an establishment as surpasses in beauty
and elegance any similar house in this
country. This isbroad assertion, but
it is true, for the ituagination cannot well
picture a more palatial business room, or
one more elaborately fitted and adorned.
It is a model of beauty and elegance, and
thoroughly complete in its every depart
ment. Arranged on a plan suggested
orignally by the artistic proprietor, and
carried out without regard to expense,
the room presents the appearance
of a saloon parlor, rather than a drug
shop. Marble, iron, black walnut, white
ash oiled, French plate glass, mirrors,
stucco work, elaborate frescoing, stained
glass, gilding, stylish chandeliers, beau
tifully labeled flint, glass bottles, ele
gant furniture, stationary, paintings, and
a thousand and one other materials enter
into combination to' ravish the sight
and charm the fancy. The drugs,
which make up the stock, are all pure
and fresh, as Mr. Abel makes his own
purchases and carefully guards against
adulterations. , A full line of all the
standard perfumes and. toilet exticleEi
grace the shelves. In the laboratory he
is assisted by Mr. Leo Albright A. B.
a graduate of the Philadelphia school of
Pharmacy, and a careful attentive gentle.
On Tuesday evening the "magnificent
store was thrown open, for the first
time, and was dedicated by a sumptuous
banquet in the rooms above. A large num
ber of invited guests sat down to a splen
did wine supper, at 'which John Mar
_shall, Esq., presided. After the cloths
were removed speeohis were made by Bay..
eral gentlemen, and the party adjourned.
We sincerely trust that Mr, Abel will be
generously patronized in the new place
to which he has contributed so much by
establishing snob a grand emporium,
and we commend him to our readers as
eminently worthy their confidence and
Musical Matters—A . Pew Words About
The piano war which at one time
waged so fiercely, has subsided, and a
few instruments remain masters of the
situation. No piano ever surpassed
those manufactured by Messrs. William
Km' abe & Co., of Baltimore, for which
Mrs. Charlotte Blume, No. 43 Fifth
avenue, is sole agent in this city. Its
power, brilliancy, volume and richneiss
have long combined to make it st favorite
nci, only with educated musicians, but
with all classes, for the dullest
intellect could readily discover that
thek l music drawn from a Knabe
pia o possessed a singularly charming
effect, whiob belonged as a characteristic
to sm3 other famous instrument. They
have been in geneial use ao loug, and
have received such an unanimous ver
dict in their favor, that the demand from
year to year taxes the capsoity of the
great establishments where they are
manufactured. Mrs. Blume has just re
ceived a large invoice of these pianos in
various styles of furniture, which she
offers at manufacturers' prices, and to
which we would invite the attention of
those of our readers proposing to invest
In an instrument.
Another piano has made its way up to
the highest degree of populaiity on merit
alone, and is worthy a place amongst the
- best in the market. We refer to those
manufactured in New York by Baines
Brothers. 'Slowly but surely these pianos
rose to public favor and their praises
and special', good - qualities have been
unstintedly sounded by many of the
most gifted musical artists of the
country. They have afforded satisfaction
in every case, and those who have them
speak in gldwing- terms of their sweet
ness, volume of tone, strength, capacity
and durability. The furniture is truly
superb, the manufacturers taking much
pride in sustaining the reputation their
pianos enjoy on that score, and the
•prices range from three hundred_ dol
lars upward. Mrs. Blume has also re
ceived a fresh !supply of these instru
ments which Should, be inspected by
The spring stock of this old established
Fifth avenue home will be found very
large, embracing all lines of musical
goods, and we urge our friends to pay a
purchasing visit if in heed of anything
in the line. They can there secure as
large selection anti m reasonable prices
as at any contemporary bongo. East or
The Duquetme Forge.
By reference to an advertise ment else
where, it will be Seen that Mr. William
Miller, baying purchased the interest of
his former partner, Mr. J. P. Hai*, in
the Duquesne Forge, will hereafter con •
duct that - wail known establishMent.
The' "Duquesne?' is one of the largest
and one of the oldest forging establish
ments of its character in the city, and
bears a very high reputation gar %h. du
rability- and finish of the work;turned
out from it..' Mr. Miller, the present, pro
prietor has been engaged in busi
for 'about thirty years, das
he will hereafter personally sn
all work entrusted to 'hint patrons
"of -the - “Dnquesne" may feel otatift-,
fled: that every , contract- will be exe
cuted in a superior manner. Special
attention will be given to steamboat and
locomotive forging. In these branches
Mr. Miller feels confident no other-estab
llelinientsauywhmaitan excel , thedaDu--
unwise," his past experience in this re - :
srotrot Will a sufficient trtumattee.' The
offide end forge are ideated at the corner of
,Duquegua TWey and. 'lret (formerly
Point) street. Persona needing anything
in theAm-ofostgagfixiat shaft", cranks,
'locomotive forging ' etc:, should remem
ber the plate: 4.;;:i 2:1
Valuable Inv alum.
Alluvial matter =4 make steam boil
ers dirty; but in, the absence of lime
cannot form (+cal 41, Lime it - the adhesive
substance, t — l '''c'elther alone, or in com
bination w.'ith alluvial matter, will do so.
The ws:ear holds the lime in solution, and
whey boiled, forces it out, which assumes
.ne solid character through various
stages—first a semi-liquid that rises to
the surface of the water, and if not re
moved when there, falls on the fines and
other parts, and becomes (by the action
of heat) a hard substance, so firmly at
tached that no drainage can remove it.
Usually sufficient lime is present in our
waters to hold all the alluvial it may re
tain, and both remain on the surface for
'some time. Occasionally, as in a rise of
our rivers, when the water comes from
melted snow, there being so little lime in
such water, that the lack of it may leave
a small loose deposit, altogether harm
less. Steam produced from water so
cleansed has more energy; will do more
work; it carries no sediment to the en
',gine to produce friction—bes Id es, in clean
',boilers evaporation goes on more rapid,
',consequently a saving of fuel. The im
purities of water being thrown on tile
surface in the course of evaporation', IS a
natural law. Vortex action, drawing
such substances off, and removing them,
'is one of nature's ever-acting principles.
The uniting of these principles lin wa
ter, under the -
influences of heat and
pressure, la thesubject of a patent to Mr.
Francis Armstrong, of this city. And
the utility having been tested in too many
instances to admit of a doubt of the fact
of removing all the lime and sediment,
besides taking the lime from, the water,
Old formations of scales become loose
and leave the iron. Some of our largest
and most intelligent uutnufacturers have
bad this invention in use during the last
year, and have testified their satifaction
by purchasing the patent, so far as ' ex.
tending through their entire business.
Mr. Armstrong, in a short time, will,
open an office to prosecute this business,
of which notice will be given. In the
meantime he can be addressed at-Alle
A Howard Regulator for Fort IV aYae
Mr. James R. Reed, of - the well known
and extensive jewelry and timepiece
headquarters of T. R. Reed 44 Co., No. 68
Fifth avenue, left the city yesterday for
Fort Wayne. Indiana, in charge of one
of those celebrated Howard Regulators,
manufactured by the great HOward
Watch and Clock Factory, Boston,which is
designed for the Pittsburgh and Fort
Wayneilroad office at that point. The ,
aocurao , precision and standard excel
lence o these time-pieces are points rap
idly gaining for them deserved populari
ty and general introduction on all the
principal railways of the country.
Messrs. Reed it Co. have already brought
out four of the very best regulators
which are now in use, affording much
satisfaction. The one taken to Fort
Wayne -is, of the finest quality,
and is supplied with the mercu
rial adjustment to prcivide against
the contraction and expansion by heat
and cold. It will be used to regulate
the time on the western section of the
road. We are glad to observe that the
old and- reliable house of Messrs. Reed
dt Co. have been very successful in in
troducing these improved time pieces,
for which they are the • agents, .on the
railways, and that their business enter
prise in that direction Is having a fall
return. At their salesroom they have, in
addition to a full assortment of diamonds
and general jewelry, a large collection
of clocks and watches of the most cele
brated and popular manufacturers.
Their prices haye alwayabeen reasonable,
and—no where else can articles in the
line be selected or bought at greater ad
The Dexter Washing Machine.
Yesterday we saw a trial of this excel
lent labor saving machine. The utensil is
a 1 tight square box with a stationary
washboard on the bottom and a thou
lar rotary washboard connected with the
lnuidle, and so mounted on a strong,
double spiral spring as to render the
pressure on the cloths light and even;
this board is moved by a emg.wheel,
which works in a second cog, which- is
attached to the upright handle. The
cloths are placed in the square tub--be
tween the two washboards which is 'al
ready about half filled with ' strong suds,'
made by dissolving soap in boiling
water, the lid is then fastened, the 'hap-
die worked back and forth for one min
ute, by the watch, when they are taken
out as clean as if they had had ten min
utes' bard hand rubbing, To produce
this effect, are combined the purifying
actions of the hot water arid steam,-and
the friction between the ta washboards:
The proprietors claim t hat as much
' work can be done - as wet by this ma
chine in one hour as ea be done in
eight by one woman, an , judging by
4 1 1
what we saw, we think the do not claim
too much. The Dexter isPittsburgh
machine, patented Nove ber 8, 1868,
and made by Mr. Thomas Merkel, on .
Penn street, opposite the Fair Grounds.
Any person wishing to inspect it, can do
so, by addressing Mr. Merkel or the
agent, Mr. Charles C. Small ,I either
of whom 'will send a machine to any
'Muse and test it, if dirty clethes of any
sort be provided.
Agents for the sale of this machine are
wanted by Thos. Merkel, opposite the
Fair Grounds. •
Americas Life insurance Company of
Philadelphia—Chartered in 1850—
Charter Perpetual—Assets Over -
PHILADELPHIA, Aprill4, 1869.
I hereby acknowledge the receipt of
the fall sum of Three Thousand Dellars,
from American Life Insinnuice,Com.
pony of Philadelphia, in_ payment of
Policy No. 6,899 for $3,000 on the life of
Isaac Whittler, deceased. - •
I also, acknowledge the return of Al
the notes, given for premiums on said
policy. The dividends haying liquidated
the same in fhll. , , •
and Exec'r of Isaac 'Whittier, dec'd.
Applications for insttrance'in' this old
and reliable ComPany may lie _made to
W. *P. Cherrlngton, No. 96M Fourth
avenue, or to Samuel . Harper, No. 93
Diamond street. - - • • •
irlantation Bitters combine r a re znedi
(Anal *lnes with a delicious aroma, and'
a Savor'grateful to the , palate. It is ppure
ly vegetable, and ali She reqUisitese
of,' edemas have `:been complied with:
lt la suitable few all , ages and sexes It
is gentle, stimulating and soothing. All
dyspectic disordesspre awed by it, and
it repairs and restores nature's wagtail'
powers. PLANTATION BITTNIIB_ are In
creasing daily in favor with all °lasso.
It relieves 'suffering, renders lifwalux-,
nry, brightens the present, and;throw,
hopeful light on the future.
• MAGNOLIA WAran:-:Grtinidi to . the
beet Imported German Cologne, and sold
at halt the price.
Foundry Site, Ace., at Auction.—Wed
imalay, April Mat t at tiro , o'oloch n.;
on' the pterniaei, will be told the
ty 'Mown. at the' 'gamy Worhat.'All*.
;chatty City.' Gee 11.- SMiiheon_4 ce'B'
adreztimment. • •:":44-: .
What gem is that ro highly wrought ?
So truly larized=by thousands sought !
Without which household joys are wt.
The Weed Machine.
At 116 Market Street.
Spring Shawls, all the new styles.
Bates dz. Bell's.
Great Auction Sale.—Mr. W.
Moorehead, the well-known taxi:ming
and notion merchant, anxious to make
room for new goods and to close out his
stock completely, will hold an_auction.
sale at his store, No. 81 Market street,
commencing next Monday, at which
great bargains may be expectdd.
Silt and Cloth Mantles, Sprink pat
terns. Bates & Bell's.
Bates Bellla for -44 Bleached arid
Unbleached Muslina, 1234 cer.ta.
M. De Lours Juvenile Fancy Dress
rabibltlon will take place on Thursday
evening, April 16th, at Lafayettes
The programme embraces ball room,
characteristic and fancy dancing, beauti
ful ballet divertisements, &o. • There
will be dancing for all who wish par
ticipate after the exhibition. Tickets
can be had at IClebere's, Blum'S and Mel
lor's music stores. 2t.
Ladles Underwear, _all styles, and , from
medium to superior quality. Bates .a
Constitution Water is a (*mi r k cure fit
Diabetes and all diseases of Alfa' gid
neya. For sabr irjr. all Dtuggiats.
Great Anetioli Sate Co of Ma-
orum & Carlisle's entire 'stock of fancy
goods ancl`,lrimmingei at No. 29 Fifth
avenue, in the store lately occupied by
A. H. English & Co. Auction, sales at 10
A. M. and 2 and 7P. M. See advertise
ment. H. B. SMITHSON it CO..
Prints and Muslim. The best and
choicest br• • ds. Bates dc Be
Lace Curtains and Nottingham Netts.
Bates it Be lfi s.
-‘3l:Dandruff o be killed by the . ttse of
Burnett'a Cotioatne; also irritation of the
Scalp. Bold.y all Druggb3ts, and at 592
Broadway. - .
Dress Goods and Silks, for aults. Bates
& Bell's. . .
• The place to get Winto Lime, Cal
cined Plaster Hydraulic Cement. la at
Baker At Caskery's, 18 Smithfield street
Tucked Muslin Skirts for $1.75. Bates
—Wednesday afternoon the dead body
of a naafi was found in a pond, near. Cin
cinnati, naked and sewed up in a sack,
which contained stones to make it sink.
The body had cuts of a knife'in the fore
head, and wee laid open from the chin to
the abdomen. .
TANNER.C-Ou Tuesday, Apill 1.311t,' 11X19,
,TaMaki P. TANNER.
. . .
iinersieervices will be held at Trintty,Churelt,
tuttair. 'Bost MORNING. at 10 o'clock:2 • .
- IitVIN-On Tuesday. 13th inst..
P. v. ANN IL rellecof tne Wm. A.
Irvin, Esq., in the 62d I,oar of her.age..
Funeral to take froM the:resideiiee of her
son, H. R. Irvin,' Iro. 167E14110a esrpet.lllle.
gheny City, on Mitten:el- Ammaoorr, at tt
o'clock.. and prooeed4o4lleithetrY,Cetnetety.
PATTEBBONOn -0 1'nesday Morning. Apr
13th. at 7 o'clock, liAtteit fr a.. daughter of
Edward A. and Ellen Patterson, aged tame
Fears suift eight months'.
Theldneral will take place on TIIIGIDAY, the
18th Inst., at 4 o'clock, from the residence of
her parents, Etna Borough. Friends of the fam
ily are invited to attend.
Littligliggie thou want lovely;
- fiend° as the summer breeze;
Pleasant 'As the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees.
L AI IL EN, 'UNDER-.
TAKER, No. 168 FOURTH STREET,
ttsbnrgn, fn. COFFINS of all kIuds,CRAYES, -
01.0V114i, 1110 CI cry description of Funeral Fur- -
raining Goods Ira Waned. Rooms open day and
%debt. 'Remo rid Carriages tarnished.
Rinnunicini—Rer. Darla Herr. Ls.o., Itev•il •
MJaco er. bus,
E5Q 11.13... Thomas Ewing, Esq., Ji4.311
egELIIILES & lIEEBLE
DEBTABZEB/3 AND - LIVERY Atrics.
cornet . t dABI DUSKY STREET &VD- I
AVENUE. Allegheny City. 'where their 00.1r7LN"
BOOM e constantly supplied WAY - real and
Imitation Ito! °wood, Mahogany and. Waluut
Coffins, at prices 'Varying from Od tOlllOO. Bo • •
dies preppared for inurineut. Hearses and. Car
riagesed.• also; .11 &Inds of Mourning -
Goods, if require. O dice of en at all hours, day
:BT. T. BOONE'S( ' UNDER=
TAKER AND EMBALMER, No. VS OHIO
ET, ARegkeny, limeys coustantly on hand.
a large aasortment of ready-made Comas of the
Allowing kinds: First, the celebrated American
Burial Cues, Metallic Self-aeiltag Air-tight.
Cases and Caskets, and Rosewood, Walnut and
Rosewo. d Imitation Cogins. Walnut comas ,
from stts upwards. Rosewood Imitation Coigns
from $5 upwards, and no Paint will be s p ared
to give entire eatisfaction. Crape and Gloves
Banished free cf charge. Best Hearses and Car
riages furnished on short notice. Ouriages fur
nished to funerals at *4 • -
The great popularity, op account of Its salutary
medicinal effects, - of SQUIRE'S LONbON EF
FERVESCLATO BT. CARR. POTASSA for which.
I am the sole Agent, has induced certain unprin
cipled parties to imitate' my label,. luta Palm la
as the genuine, worthless trash *Men bearszko•
resemblance even.to the importedurtiele., Moser
desiring :the true Potassa can ohtain
Messrs. J. C. MATTERII., J. 11. citir t axt, J.
E. BURNS A CO. and S. E.
SIMON JO H.N STON,
Agent for the itanufitetnrer,
Corner-Fourtb Avenue, andyjSmith
field Street. ' '
Al* have reduced the price' :of. 11111,08.
NELL'S BEIN 130A2 Sib per iseat.,, mad all ether
Boa •a to very low - • ,
Would rerxentelly latorm ;de trLe4l and ,alk.
ilabln generally, tbat ais ,
OWNS STOCK OF :GOODS
.I4:-stkliy.-: . ..',0041:0,,EA,TP # ,,..;
• B MICITISO AB,; FAHLY VLF.
Cotter of Pen and SW Stroets.
tiEBIPENFIEII4 . 4: - Co.'
No. 50. tiara =STREET; , (lite at. )
Inn ice/tired 0 . 002 Itie.tast itke begs :
lot of New goods iorapiingEsultkraz roughs
to the. learkei. a Th. art maryant :tient sad ft.
and make Vtothea cheaper. Axe better thm any
AretreleMrtmeti. in this city Alum and aPkit*,
414 asammaent ot
'l4 GOODS 'ant at , alt times to he ((Mad at this
'bad bu lithitiiik to `eolv ifittv-sintszT: