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beThe Subject of Re-Union of e Old and
t • New School. • __,
(By Telegraub to the Pittsburgh Gauttea
NEW YORK, May 24 .—There is every
i prospect of an early re-union of the two
1 schools of the Presbyterian Church.
' The Conimittee of Conference on Re-,
union onithe part of the Old School met ,
on Friday, and it.is reported voted 'mau
-1 imouitly for re-union on the basis of the
• 1 atandardii. The Joint Committee of both
I the Old and New Schools met informally
I . on Saturday, and although it is under
stood no vote was taken, there was a
general interchange of views and perfect
i A ll:teeth:lgor the Joint. Committee' was
-. held this afternoon and it is understood
.Ithey agreed to recommend a union on
. the basis of the standards.
ISessions of the Assembilm
. . The two Presbyterian Assem lies met
Dr.at half-past eight this morning, in D
es Spring's Church, for devotional exercs
The Old-Sohool Assembly opened bust
nem sesaions at 9:30. Dr. Carter reported
, for the Committee on Finance. The
7 amount 'collected during the year was
165,616;expSnded $51,049; balance $14,567.
The report twas adopted. •
. The rolloWing Committee was appoint..
ed to attend to the correspondence with
t the Southern churches: Ministers, Atm
grave, Taylor and Hays; Eiders, Rice,
7 Brown and 'combs.
• The Cominittee on Publications made
their report through Dr. Atwater. The
number of issues has been two millions.
; The Sabbath School Visitor has a &cola
.. • lion or 100,000 copies per month. The
t receipts of the year for all purposes were
$160.707; expenditures, $142,724; balance
in Treasury, $14,226. It was
ended that the Sabbath School rasiter b m
supplied to every church.
' . A resolution from the Board of Publi-
I cation . was ;offered, the substance of
which was that the publication of evan
gelical books and tracts in Spanish and
1 .Portugese languages be extended. The
report was oecepted.
A recommendation of the Board wits
read by Dr. Atwater, that the system of
colportage be carried to greater efficien
t cy, and adopted.
1 -Further iecommendations, that the
• ~t books be distributed among ministers
..t who are not able toparchase, and special
I eontribritionsi to this end be solicited,
- 1 were passed. '
•,, i'i A report from the Committee on Devo
tion, that a Union Prayer Meeting be
'.. .4 - held iti the Phurgh of the Covenant;
• 4 Wednesday morning, was adopted. •
, t ,:4 A resolution was adopted .that acorn
mittee be appointed to confer with the
proper authorities connected with the
G. A. R., and to urgently request that
:;• „..t the day for' the - decoration of soldiers'
' graves be changed from Sabbath, the
114 30th, to Saturday,. the 29th. It was
stated by one of the member& that an
g order had been issued by President Grant
' 1 that the day be so changed. Recess.
-•; I' At the afternoon session, the Modera
tor, Rev. Dr. Jacobus, being unable to be
:••Ipresent at the opening, Rev. Dr. Essinge,
V of New Albany, was called to preside.
• i After discussion, a resolution was
' adopted that a discount be allowed on all
school books , and books for congrega
A resolution authoezing the Board of
Publication to publish the Evangelical
. 1 , Works in the Spanish and Portuguese
'': . l \ languages -was adopted.
7. ,- 1 - The entire report of the Board was then
Rev. Mr. Sheerer offered a resolution
that a committee be appointed to exam
ine the general policy of the Board of
' Publication and report to the next Gen
.: eral Assembly.
Com on Church
; reported -thatmittee
there were now 'oneExtensionum h
. dre,d and three churches in assembly,
• sixty-eight morelhan last year, and that
. the contributions were sixteen per cent.
Thu Assembly accepted an invitation
to attend the one hunaredth anniversary
of the Datch Reformed Church, in Fut
. too street, to-morrow forenoon.
The New Schol Presbyterian General
Assembly reass o embled. aa qua r ter past
ten. Rev. Darling, from the Special Com
mittee appointed to collate answers of
Presbyteries to overture on reunion from
last General Assembly, reported that one
hundred Presbyteries of this body had
given their consent to reunion on the
basis proposed by the Joint Committee of
Thirty appointed by the Assemblies
i which met in 1868 at Albany and Harris
The following Presbyteries voted in the
negative: District of Columbia, Detroit,
li4 ashtenan, ,Chicago; total, four.
The Presbyteries assenting to the
amending of the basis by the omission,
first, of all that part of basis In the first
-article which begins with the words • 1 1t
being understood Synods" and the
words "In the separate churches," and
. of the whole of the tenth artiele,number
-seventy-five. • .
The Presbyteries eipresaing their dis
sent to these proposed amendments of
Dubu bas e.
is are:. Catskillt Pittsburgh and
A iew other Presbyteries express
either preference or willingness to have
the union accomplished on the simple
basis of the standards.
The report was sooepted and referred
to a sPecial Committee `yet to be ap.
The.order of the day having been an
-froth-nounoed, namely, reception of delegates
correspondin bodies, the delegates
noturced, and took seats upon the
y he As. platform they were received b t
sembly standing. . ,
Addresses were , made by Rev. Dr.
Bay, , -Rev. Dr . Musgrave and Hon.
Mainight, of Pittsburgh, of the
Old School Assembly, expressive of a
desire for rermion, which were replied to
by ',Rev. Dr. Fowler, Moderator of the School Assembly, in, reelprocal •
Rey. Dr. Jno. L. Lee, representing the
General Synod of the Reformed Mitch
Matra, was introduced and made a few
remarks on Christian unity. .
Delegatekteum New Ragland bodies
were then invited to seats.
Rey. Dr. &gong, of atm., represent
lug the Association of the , Congtega
tonal Churches, made a brief address,
expressing the hope of an early reunion
of the Presbyterian family.
!Rev. Dr. Robert (3. Vermidge, repre
senting the General Association of Con
necticut, made similar retnarks.
Rev. Dr. Fowler returnehanks to the
last two delegates for thei rs entiments of
fealty, and expressed the wish that the
hopes of a - tltdol2 which they had express-
ed would soon be consummated.
In the afternoon eversion, Rev. Dr. Hea
cock, Buffalo, read a - report from the
standing Committee on Fott . :n Missions,
approving the repO f o r ef the permanent
Committee asking increased aid to
the cause. The report was accepted.
Dr. Wood. Secretary of the American
Board, addressed the meeting on the im•
portant question of foreign missions. Re
reported moat favorably the progress
made during the past year in the differ
ent countries to _which American mis
sionaries gained access.
Dr. Riggs, of the Dakotah Mission, laid
particular stress on the missionary work
among the Chinese on the Pacific slope.
Considerable discuksion arose in refer
ence to outrages on Chinese in Califor
nia. Elder Huber, of California, said
the matter had been greatly exaggerated,
and was by no means deserving of inter
ference on the part of the general or
Finally the report was modified by the
omission of the California Chinese affairs,
and so adopted.
Aplosion at the City Gas Worka—.The
Gasometer ' Blown to Pleces--Great
Excitement—One Mau Fatally injured.
ißy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette.)
CINCINNATI, May 24.—At a few Min
utes past 12 o'clock to-day the citizens
were startled with a dull rumbling ex
plosion, accompanied by a trembling of
the earth, shaking of houses and all the
phenomena of an earthquake. The
sound came from the southwest part of
the city. Dense volumes of smoke arose
in that quarter. The fire bells were
.rung and engines came out, but
their • services were not required. The
gasometer of the city . gas works had
exploded with a stunning report. The
huge iron holder, one hundred and thir
ty feet in diameter, forty-two feet in
heighth, with a capacity for half 'a mil
lion cubic feet of gas, was torn to pieces
and tumbled in a confused mass into the
Cistern. What the cause was no one can
tell. The explosion comineuced on the
north side, next to Front street. 'Ten
or -twelve workmen, who had been
engaged in painting the holder,
had just descended, and at the time were
standing by the engine house, but mi
raculously escaped with their lives and
without serious injury. One man, Pat j
McKinzie, an employe of the Gas Coin
pony, was on the top of the column on
a level, with his head nearly touching the
top of the gasometer. .Re was not, blown
off by the explosion, though -his clothes
were all burned off and his entire- body
crisped Boas to cause his death • in three
hours. % Dick and Pat Shields were
driving lumber carts near the scene and
they and their horses were severely
burned. These men will recover, but
the horses will probably die. A man
named Charles Kelly, walking by on the
opposite side of the street, was badly
burned. The foliage on the trees four
hundred feet distant was scorched.
Neighboring holders were injured by the
concussion, one so badly as to leak a
large amount of gas. The , buildings near
were scorched, but except the starting
of the roof of one no other damage was
'The report was heard at a great dis
tance. Great crowds of people went to
witness the scene and much excitement
still prevails. The loss to the Gas Com
pany will be IMMO. Rumors are afloat
that mach more injury has been suffered.
None of the huge iron columns were
brown down, but the massive capitals of
some of them were torn off.
—On Saturday night of last week an
armed 'hand of disguised men stoppei
the train from Louisville to Memphis,
and attempted to murder internal reve
nue officer Hohn, who bad a prisoner on
board, arrested for running an illicit dis
tillery. An assistant of Hohn's, name
unknown, who jumped from the train,
was fired upon by the band and was seen
to fall. Mr. Hohn fired into the gang,
killing one of therm Tho others poured
a VolleY into the train, fortunately
without injuring any one. The train
was im • ediately put in motion. Toe
last see. of the band, they were making
for the oods bearing their comrade.
The ban is supposed to belong to the
gang en • aged in illicit distilleries, ex
tending om East Tennessee to Missfe
—The tia of .A. Robinson, a
Jackson vi le.l Win
111., for the murder n
Murray icConnel, was commenced
Monday a ernoon. The trial is held in
Strewn Ha l, the Court House being en.
tirely too small to hold the crowd. Judge
Woodson, of Greene county,Judge
Aaron Shaw , Hon. James M. obinson
end Hon. A.\ L. Knapp are counsel for
the prisoner,, and Hon. A. M. Brown,
State's Attorney, Hons. L. S. Morrison,
Ketcham, Adams and Delano appear for
thepeople. The impannellmg of a jury
was commenced and it will probably be
several days before one is secured.
—Mr. Dawson's report to the Domin
ion Parliament on the Red river route
has been laid before the Department of
Pcibllo Works. He recommends the
opening of corumunication at once be
tween Lake Superior and the Red river,
in such a way as would admit Of the
'route behig used, and then to proceed
with further works until a first class line
is completed. The cost of the. Parlia.
mentary line Is to be about $250,000, and
the probable ,ultimate cost of a railroad
and continuods navigation about AM,-
—The Com Missioners having the mat
ter in band have agreed upon the terms
of the proposed sale of Western Florida
(that porti n lying west price Apalachi
cola) to Ala ante. The is fixed at
one million dollars in Alabama bonds,
to be delive ed when all the legal forms
are compile With. I West Florida first
votes upon the mattek. then the Legisia
turfs of both Stat esalpt upon it, and then
pro tois to be submitted te Congress for ' a p:
—The order for the election In:Virginia
on the 6th of July; has been issued by
Gen- Canby, in accordance with the proc
lamation of Gen. Grant. Ten days are
granted for registration, from the 14th
POUlt O'CLOCK., A.. 3.E.
NEWS BY CABLE.
[sr Telegraph to the Pittaburgh tieeette,:,
Celtic, May 24.—The police here are
taking,unusual precautions to prevent an
outbreak. Several houses hive been
senyched for coneealed arms.
Loinou, May 24.---_The Times to-day
continues the disclisaion of the Amer'-
can . claims. It argues the depredations
committed by the Alabama are identical
with cases of wrongful capture and can
not be removed from that category on the
ground that an unfriendly spirit was
shown in this country previous to the
occurrence. Whatever direction our
sympathy may have taken, it cannot be
takela into account before any isterna
tional tribunal. Let the question of mis
direction of sympathy be settled by
reflection on cool communing with' con
science on bothsides and let the alleged
injuries be measured ' and appraised be
fore the proper tribunal.
PARIS, May 24.—The elections through
out the country have been most orderly.
The vote was very heavy—more than
half the electors in. Paris cast their votes
on Sunday. the Brat day of voting.
PARIS, May 24— Evening.—Among the
candidates for the Corps Leglslatif whose
elections are certain are Boncel, Picard,
Yambetta, Simon and Pedetin. Jules
Pavre, Gamier, Hughes and Thies are
probably elect ed. Thies r 011ivier has been de
Vntartra, May 24. It is rumored that
Caarteryski, descendant of a famous pat
riot of Poland, is to bel appointed Gov
ernor of Galicia. This is looked upon as
an anti-Russian demonstration on
the part of the Austrian government.
PESTH, May 24.—Prince Kanogen
gowtoh has been released from prison to
prepare fordefenee in the alleged cum
plicity in the murder of Prince Michael
BRILLIN. May zi.—The Parliament of
the Zolverein will meet in this city June
. MARI N E YEWS.
QuEowsrowzi, May 24.—The steam
ship Minnesota, from New York, arrived
yesterday. The steamship China, from
New York, arrived to-14y.
ship Hermann, from Ne r w
York hib , arrived
to•oay. , The steamer Ottawa, from, New
York, has also arrived.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Arrrwint., May 2 4.—Petroleum firmer
at 48V, francs.
Havits, May 24.—Cotton 140 frs on spot.
FRANKFORT, May 24. Five-Twenty
LoNnox, May 24—Eveizing.—Consols
93%. Five-Twenties quiet •but steady at
79. Stocks steady: Erie 1,S 1 .;; Illinois
93M. • Tallow 435. -Sugar, quiet on spot
at 39s &I; afloat 293 3d. Calcutta Linseed
LIVERPOOL, May 24.—COttOR flat; rnid
dlin,z uplands 113.01; Orleans 11, 1 0; sales
10.000 bales. California white Wheat 98
sd; red western Ss. Flour 21s 6d. Corn;
.27s 3d. Oats 3s 4d. Barley 53.
Peas 38a 6d. L'ork 1003. Beef 90a. Lard
66s frd. Cheese 112 s. Bacon 695. Spirits
Petroleum 6:1; refried Is 834 d. Tallow
HAVRE, May 24 —Cotton quiet and
steady; low middlings to arrive 137;4 frs.
Parris, May 24.—Bourse dull; Rentes
71 francs E 0 centimes.
PM/busters Attacked and Defeated After
Mir Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
ILtvalia, May 21.—The following offi
cial account of the landing of filibusters
in the Eastern Department has been
made public. Seven hundred men dis
embarked on the night of the 16th in
the Bay of Nipe._There they quietly
took UP a position,mounting six guns
and fOrtifying three houses. They re
mlined .unfiecovered thirty-six hours.
Captain Mosco attacked them with one
hundred and twenty men, and using -the
ba3 !met stormed one of the houses, and
captured a flag. Ho was finally obliged
to retire, his ammunition giving out.
hund red filib
and sixty usters lostwouny sixt
ed. - The Spkilled an one
lards had four killed. The Preusca adds
that the filibusters fired three cannon
shot into the steamer Mariolla, damag
ing her hull and rigging. The flag
captured by Capt. Mosco is inscribed
"Rifleres Libelled," and was presented
by Amelia Casanova. It:is now in this
city. The troops took the six guns and
turned them against the filibusters, and
spiked the guns before they fell, back.
Four war • steamers have sailetifor the
Bay of Nine. There is a rumor that the
rebel Gen. 4,uesada has been captured
Mr. Plumb assumed the duties Of
United States Consul General to-day.
The United States flagship Contocook
and steamer Yantio have sailed for Man
tanzas. The Saratoga is waiting here to
carry Minister Nelson to Mexico. 'The
Narragansett has gone to Nucivitas to
bring away American residents desirous
- of leaving Twenty-two prisoners, cap
tured on the prize Galvanic, were sent to
Spain yesterday. - -
Sager steady; holders firm.
army officers are ordered to
report to Gen. Canby, commanding Vir
ginia Military District, to be assigned as
registrars at the revision of registration
which is ordered for June 14, to continue
tenvlays.' The regtdations issued by the
commanding General for the election are
the same as heretofore, except that not
more than four hundred shall vote atany
oue.pol). No provision is made as here
tofbre for whites and blacks voting at
separate polls- •I
dGeneral Assem bl y
—The Rhode Ulan
meets to.day, for the inauguration of
State officers. The session will probably
close on Friday. \
. MAY 25 1419
The Commercial Convention—Large At
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.
NEW ORLEANS, May 24.—The dele
gates to the Commercial Convention met
in the hall of the Chamber of Commerce
to-day, and after registration were called
to order by General Cyrus Bussy, when
they formed in procession, headed by a
band, and marched to the Mechanics'
Institute, which was handsomely deco
rated for the occasion. Some of the
mottoes on the walls were, as follows :
"The Mississippi . Valley seeks only her
own; that she demands;" "the South ex
tends to the Noithw a cordial wel
come:" "the West a nd - the South join
hands:" "the River to the Sea, and the
Sea to the River;" "Immigration brings
labor and money to the country, and so
we ahould encourage it." The hall, ,
though very large; was crowded.
The Convention was called to rder by
J. H. Oglesby, Vice President o of the
Chamber of Commerce, and opened with
prayer by Rev. Mr. Mallard. Gen. Wm.
Vandeveer, of Dubuque, Idwa, was elem•
ted temporary Chairman. Committees
on Credentials and Permanent Organiza
tion were appointed, the latter headed by
Dr. English, of Warsaw, "Ills. The wel
coming address was delivered in behalf
of the city by Hon. Alex. Walker.
Gen. Wm. G. Hardie, of Alabama, from
the Committee on Permanent Officers,
reported: Chairman, J. Tilley, of St.
Louis; Vice Presidents, Gen. Wm. Van
deveer, of lowa, Goy. Anderson, of Ken
tucky, J. H. Bowman, of Mississippi, J.
K. McCalley, of Georgia, Geo. H. Wal
ters, of South Carolina, Wm. B. Isaac, of
Wm. H. Sutton, of Arkansas,
E. P. C. Pronto, of Ohio, Hon. B. H. Ep-
Verson, of Bro wn, . M. Byrd, of Ala
\ barna, Milton of Tennessee, Hon.
Thos. Richson,orhiLssouri. Joe. H. Ogles
by, of Louisiana, Captain A. B. Holliday,
of Illinois; Secretary, Arthur C. Haugh,
of New Orleans, and a number of Assist.
\ The Committee also recommended as
subjects upon which committees should
be appointed, the following:
Removing obstructions from the Miss
issippi river and its tributaries; repairing
and extending levees; foreign com
merce; postal subsidies; emigration;'
Pacific Railroad and Western trade.
The committee also recommended two
daily sessions to be held from 9:30 A. am.,
to 12 at. , and from 3.30 to Be. m.
The report was unanimously adopted.
The officers selected were then install.
ed. Mr. - Filiey,. on • taking his seat, as
also did Gen t Vandeveer as temporary
Chairman, made a brief out eloquent
address upon the objact of bringing the,
Among those present are Hon. Horatio
King and Judge Phillpg, and eleven
'Congressman, all of whom were invlied
to sit as. delegates. The prominent fea
tUre_in the progrannne is out,lined,: and
"there Strong off)rt evidbehly In con
templation to secure Congressional aid
both for the Southern. Pacific Railroad
and the improvement of river naviga
tion. This was particularly noticeable
in Gen. Vandeveer's speech.
. The excursion to the bar has been
postponed till to-Morrow morning. -
-Mnj. Gen. Geo. H. Thomas and staff
arrived in Chicago yesterday morning.
—Members of the press in Washington
City have tendered Mrs. Scott Siddons a
complimentary benfit. • 11
—The country about Chateauqua riv
er, Canada, is badly flooded, rendering
many houses uninhabitable.
—Col. W. A. Buskey, of Cincinnati.
was arrested at St. Louis, yesterday,
charged with robbing the mail.
—Monday was universally obseried'
throughout the New Dominion in honor
of the fiftieth birthday of Queen Victoria.
—A row boat containing eighteen lIME
was capsized on Saturday ot eight m last week en ,
be!ow New Orleans, and
—The President has not yet decided
where he will visit during the summer,
apart-from his contemplated visit to West
Point, early in June.
—or the six vessels built for revenue
service on the lakes, but one will go into
commission this season, (the Fessenden)
which will be stationed at Detroit.
—The letter carriers of. Chicago are to
get their summer uniforms, in accord.
ance with .the specifications from the
Postmaster, for seventeen dollars each.
—Ex-Senator B. F. Wade has not yet
responded to the proffer of the appoint
ment as Director of the Pacific Railroad,
in place of J. D. Webster, of Chicago, re.
—An affray occurred Sunday evening,
near a drinking saloon at Newark, N. J.
Stones were thrown, fracturing the skull
of a, boy named Latimer and jaw of Thos.
Forest, a bystander.
—Wm. Griffith, who lost both arms
while firing a salute in honor of General
Grant some time Male, has been appoint
ed watchman at the Treasury Depart
ment, at the request of the President.,
--A lire in Orange, N. J., on Sunday
morning, destroyed a building occupied
be Lennox : dc MoEihenny, carpenters,
and a tenement house occupied by six
families._ Loss $10,000; insurance KOOO.
—By special orders No. 82, Maj. Gen.
Haneock, Commanding Depart
ment of Dakota, Brevet Maj. Gen. A.
Baird,. Inspector General of the Depart
ment, is ordered to Chicago on public
—The St. Louis, and Iron /Mountain
Railroad Co. has " been adv bte
President of the late Memphis ised
tio h n
that the people will subscribe the mil
lion dollars asked for the extension of
the road to that place.
—The Jewelry firm of Giles Bros., of
Chicago, who were robbed of live thous
and dollars worth of diamonds a few
weeks since, have recovered their prop
erty, secured in New York by , two Chi
—R is stated that early In April 11. S.
Assistant Treasurer Van Dyck, at New .
York tendered his resigmstion and tem
porarily retains hie place at the request
of the Secretary. of the Treasury, until a
suitable successor can be found.
'--:The'cargo of the steamship
l fou bst
rteen' t 'off Mhousanartiniqd: b cOnsh
f' C offee ited • of
together , with sundry prods
In all valued at about' =B OO AOO iamb";
The cargo was insured but the vessel was
—Advice" from St. 1110111811 to the 18th
mi11imii _............ Al'.).
inst. say! the steamship alississioni, which IIONDED WAREHOUSE ACCIDENT.
left - Rio Janeiro 23d of April for New
York, ion ashore at Afartinique under Coroner ' s Investfgauen Continued—Fur.
full head of steam. She will probably they Testimony Relative to the Cond
be a total loss. All hands were saved by struction of the Building—Adjourned
the aasiatance of a French war steamer. until Friday, the 28th insr.
—There were five incendiary fires in The jury empannelled by Coroner
Lansinghurg, New York, Sunday night.
Clawson to investigate the muse of the
'The principal sufferers are: D. Baxter,
barn and four horses, 'loss 56,000, parti_ disaster at Finch ce Co's bonded ware
ally insured: Captain J. H. Campbell, honse, in South Pittsburgh, which re
born aucilhall, less $4,000, insured. The suited iu the death of Geo g B. Cavin,
Rensaeler Park Course stables were also r
met pursuant to a djournment, at the
office of Justice Barker, in South Pitts--
=-A Scranton, Pa., dispatch states that
on Monday morning an anonymous no- burgh, at 2 o'clock P. at., yesterday,
tha3, threatening death to any miner who when the following additional testimony
descended the shaft to work, was found
posted at Oxford mine. A wild and most was adduced:
unreasonable panic rapidly spread among Charles _Ramble, sworn—Am an archi
the miners. In all but four mines the tect; was engaged in making plans r
men refused to worm. Finch's warehouse; was employed by
ateA Montana dispatch states a desper- Mr. Kerr. The witness here asked per
fight Occurred between about two nnission to read a paper which he had
hundred Sante Sioux Indians and the reared,
followseing granted, he pro
whites at Muscle Shell settlement, lasting . ceeded as :
seven hotirs. The Indians were re- I was present when Mr. Finch called
pulsed, and thirty wounded, including a on Mr. Kerr to secure his professional • -
renegade and half breed. The white services. Mr. Kerr refused to be in any
men fought from a stockade.
way connected with theinatter, because, •
—The Chicopee Indians, who have as he stated, he was about to leave the .
been making raids on the frontier whites city for • a time, and his other duties
of Texas, since the middle of the rebel- would ` not allow him to devote any time
lion, in consequence of the treatment of to his;: Mr. Finch was urgent, and
rebels, received while en-route from ally agreed with Mr. Kerr to accept
their old homes in Mexico, now desire to him as his l (Kerr's) deputy. Made the
return to the. Indian Reservation, and plans and Specifications in Mr. Kerr's
measures will soon be taken to accom- absence. Gave explicit directions to
plish their wish. \
Mr. Finch to notify me when the trenches
—ln New York City; last night, Wm. were excavated, and before the stone-
Kiernan an Wm. Purcell gag
- into dis_ mason began operations. Received audit
pute in Sheriff street. While the quarrel notice after the masons had been at work
a day or more. Found the etone dumped
was progressing John Purcell, brother to
into tbe•trench on the east side, without
Wm., came up and shot Kiernan throufh
the least regard to proper footings, beds .
the head. When arrested Purcell de- the
bands; the atone inferior in quality,
tiered he intended to do it and was.
and the mortar made of loam sand,
ready to swing for it. Kiernan died in
about ten minutes. showing a total disregard to the instruc
._ tions of the specifications. Cuth
-At Hamilton, Ohio, M 01149 ..Y moru- bert •was not present, and I sent him
ing, MatteW Heuston. the chief clerk, word that such work would not be
was found hanging by the neck, dead, in approved, and ordered the melt
the vault of the office of the County to stop. I returned to the job
Treasury. He was regarded as a quiet after the lapse of several hours and
gentleman, Without cares, having no wife found the masons at work on the front
or children. and with abundant means, wall. They , informed ins that Mr. Finch's
He left no paper or communication indt- clerk. Mr. had d
----, or er em ogo
estive of the 'cause of his suicide.
on. I asked for the specification and
—The total taxable property in St. foundation plan; and was told by the sub ?
Louis. as retUrned by the President of contractor that they could not be found.
the Board of lAssessors, is one Immured I notified him to stop, and thus matters
and thirty million five hundred and rested until the return of Mr. Kerr.
tifty.three thousand; increase since last I asked him to release me from the
year, twenty million three hundred and superintendence; did so because • I
allay thousand; in the county, one him- saw that the workmen employed
dred and forty-five million one hundred were not skillful; that the contractor man
and seventy-six thousand; increase since !fasted entire ignorance of the existence
last year, twenty•tive million six bun- of a specification. I had not agreed, and
dreg and thirty-seven thousand. would not agree, to give the work my con
-A negro named William Chambers , slant supervision; did not agree to stand
while fixing tqaydrant at a notorious lo- over a set of men and direct the laying of
cavity in Chi ago, known as "Conley's every stone and brick. An architect
Patch." was shot at by a prostitute must depend, to a certain extent, upon ! '
named Arline udsou. 'The ball grazed the honesty and fairness of the builder.
Chambers temple , glanced Off and enter- Mr. Kerr recommetded Mr. Haworth to
• stomach of al little boy named Mr. Fineh. and was by Unaccepted. Mr.
Thomas, son of the woman knownms the Haworth tore upon the condemned Stonier * -
proprietor of the "Patch," killing him work, and started it anew. Was on the
almost Instantly. Toe same locality job several times; after lifr. Haworth took
was the scenecif a murder less than two charge; did not go there in the capacity
weeks since. i
of Superintendent; my instructions to
Mr. Haworth Were embodied in the spe
cification, and expected • him to use
therein directing the work. I know he
did'not make the footings of the 'piers
after - the specification% nor was tub
quality of brick, and the manner of lay_ I
tog them, as directed by the specifics-,
tions. I happened on the job when three
or four piers were built. I saw they had ,
used common mortar. Cuthbert alleged.
as a reason, that he had not contracted to
lay them in cement. Drew Haworth's '
attention to several several soft bricks
near the bottom of one of the piers—so'
soft I could cut them with my knife. Do=
not knowlf all these piers were taken
down. Never was on the job but once
after that, when the end floor of joist
were on, never examined the piers; -
but - am' satistied that they were not
granted as the specifications direct-
ed. I objected to taking out the
walls betvreen pillars; would not have
put them on the plan had I considered .
them superfluous. Never gave my con
sent to an additional story. In my judg
ment the piers, had they been construct
ed on the true intent and meaning, of
the specifications, were strong enough to
sustain safely all,the weight that might ,,
be placed upon them. I predicate this
judgment not only upon the recognized
formula giving brick piers the prefer-
ence over rubble masonry, but by nay
persona/ experience with a build- .
ing of- equal. magnitude, and for
the seine purposes, where brick
piers, connected by center-walla
, , •
sustain six floors. I refer to'athe ware-
house of Mr. Mears, in Steubenville,
which I gave my personal supervision.
Mr. Finch made all the contracts for
labor and material: The last time I saw
the work I condemned the quality of
brick being used in the sidewalls; was
told by the person who furnished them
that they were better than he contracted.
to furnish. C. C. KEMBLB.
At this point there was submitted to.
the jury an article of agreement between
Messrs. Finch & Co. and James Ma- I
whinney for good merchantable brick,
from which i t appears that if anterior
brick were used in the construction of
the piers, it was done without iheknowt• \ \
edge of Mr. Finch. .
J. 1 V- Painter," sworn—Am ,a member ?
of the firm of J. S. Finch it Co. I find
by the books that at the time of the first
fall—April 27 ththere were in the build
ing 4,950 full barrels and 600 half barrels
of whisky', distributed lid follows: Fifth
or — so full and 200 half barrels.
Fourth floor-200 full barrela l 150 at one
end and 50 at the other. Third floor
-1,100 barrels, tiered on each afde, so as to.
make the weight equal. Second floor
-550 full and 400 half barrels, scattered
over all the floor. First floor -2.250 bar
rels, scattered over the floor. '"The aver
la 850 pounds. There was mote
age weight of a barrel of whisky
weight at the ends than- in the
centre of the floors. . • When the first_
story_ was up,' had a conversation . :.wit h
Mr. Kemble; he said the piers could not ,
be crushed. After the first fall abSot
1,500 barrels were taken out, prineiNUy.
from the part where the second fan rieT.. ,
_The inquest was here adjourned until..
Friday ' , 28th inst., at two o'clock P. XL..
In the meantime it is the intention of the
Jury to makes thorough examination Or
the building, and ascertain, if I posalblei '
the cause of its fall.
CITY AND SUBURBAN.
Stewart Sampson, who, in June last,
was tried and convicted on three Indict
ments for assault and battery, and nomi
nal sentences passed In two of the oases,
and sentence d4ferred in the other, was
yesterday arrested on a process and
brought into Ccitiri for sentence. Judge
Stowe, before whom he was tried, in
passing the sentences in the two cases
remarked 'that he would suspend Sen
tence in . .the third case, and so long as the
prisoner behaved himself prOperly' he
would not be interferred with, but If he
should be brought before him again he , '
would Inflict the severest penalty of the
law upon him. Recently Sampson, who
is said to be a bail man, assaulted some
person In the Fifteenth ward, and an in
forination was made before the Mayor
against him, which fact having been
made known to the Court the process
for his arrest was issued.. He was sen
tenced to pay a line of $2OO and, the costs
of prosecution and undergo an impris
onment of six.rigmths in the county jail.
Ann Ruter and Elizabeth Kramer are
sisters, daughtera of the Emerald Isle.
They occupy a tenement house in the rear
of No. 143 Cherit alley. Sunday morn
ing, it is alleged, iElizabeth sought to re
plenish her purse by appropriating that
of her sister, containing NO. It is further
alleged that afterltaking tho money, she
sought to divert suspicion from herself
by 'concealing the empty pocketbook in
the wardrobe of ber sister's youthful son,
who was accordingly charged with the
theft. Further investigation, however,
relieved the young Ruter from the
charge, and directed it toward Elizabeth,
who, upon being questioned in regard to
the affair, was so extremely indignant at
the suspicion that it is said she made a
Violent attack upon her sister, beating
,and abusing her in true feminine style.
As a sequel to the affair, informations for
assault and battery and " larceny were
lodged against Elizabeth before Alder
man Mc Masters yesterday, upon which
warrants were issued, •
An Early Beginning.
A somewhat remarkable case of laze°.
ny was discovered On ;which the thief
was Rollert Dill, a littler boy Scarcely
eight years of age, rho.s4l; he resides
on Webster street Allegheny. About
eleven o'clock yeaterdiy morning the
little urchin came to this side of the riv
er for the purpose ails) states of going to
the Theatre, butlindb* that institution
closed he started out in search of, other
amusement. In the coUrse of his wan
derings he stopped at. 11 ',oboes music
Store on Wood etreOt, where he was dis
covered between twelve and;olie o'clock
in the act of stealing pocketbooks 'and
several other small articles out of a show
case. Kleber called an officer and
related the facts to him, whereupon the
little, pilferer was taken to the lock-up
where he disgorged, the articles taken,_
from the case. When questioned asto', -
his reason for tab . nit Ahem, he said ho Taken'to Dinnont.--Allen ILAnder
the insane man whose arrest we no,
named them to play, with. He waskept son,
thb look-up for . Several hours for the ticed .yeaterday, was sent to Diu:ton;
purpose of frightenlng him, and then Holtphal by Mr. George Foittine 3fasti&
released. He appeared to be a harden- day morning. It appears that he wait
ed little wretchhowever, and was but formerly an inmate of the County Home.
concerned about the matter. nut ran away some two weeks since.