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CITY AND SUBURBAN.
Tan Gemnrms is furnished in the city
Me six days of Me week for 15 tents per
week; by mail, $l3 per annum: 8 mos., ga.
Our Allegheny subscribers.
Some complaints. baying reached us
trom Allegheny City of the non-delivery,
or late delivery of the GAZETTE, we
have to say that our arrangements are
for the delivery of the paper to all our
_Allegheny subscribers at from 5 to 7
o'clock A. M. If any fall of delivery or
are not dropped before 7 o'clock. A. 11.,
we will thank the subscribers to leave
notice of the delinquency at the office,
in order that the evil may be remedied.
The Public. Schools.—The public
-schools of the city and vicinity will open
on Monday, the 30th inst., for a term of
Allegheny Ceunclls.—A regular semi
monthly meeting of the Select and Corn-
Merl Councils or Allegheny city will bo
held this (Thursday) evening.
The Greys.—A meeting of the Du
quesne Greys will be held at the head
quarters this evening, at half-pas: seven
o'clock. A full attendance is desired, as
business of importance will be brought
before the meeting.
Concluded.—Coroner Clawson yester
`4a3r concluded the Inquest on the body
of the unknown man killed on the rail
road, near Wilkinsburg, Monday night.
The body was not identified. The mry
returned a verdict of accidental death.
Gone to the Country.—Barney Gallaher
and seven other notables were furnished
with free transportation to Claremont
Springs, where they will spend twenty
or thirty days. All letters and papers
for . these parties should be addressed to
Duquesne Greys Election.—Capt. Mer
ritt Batchelor, of the Allegheny Zouaves,
in pursuance of orders from the Gov
ernor, will hold the election for officers
of the Duquesne Greys, this evening, at
Company headquarters. over the Third
National Bank, corner Virgin alley and
Assault and Bittery.—Charles Wil
liams made information before the
Mayor yester day, charging John Sher
man with ,assault and battery. Fe
- alledzes that the accused attacked him
at Oak Dale station, on the U. &. P.
Railroad, and struck hitu with his fist.
A warrant was issued.
That Hog.—Some days since we pub
lished an account of a case before Alder
man Moreland, in which .1. B. Pledge
made information charging Cyrus Fin
ley with cruelty to animals. A hearing
was had in the case yesterday. when it
appeared that the action was not simply
a criminal prosecution, as there was a
claim for damages, which were laid at
M. The accused was required to pay
$35 damages and the costs of proceedings.
Slight Fire.—The fire department was
called out by an alarm of fire last eve
rting about five o'clock, which was occa
sioned by a slight fire in the second
story of McCiarreu's drug store, corner
of the Diamond. and Market streets. The
fire - was caused by the breaking of a bot
tle containing some combustible mate
rial, but was put out by theapplication of
a few buckets of water. The engines did
not go into service consequently the
damage was very light.
John A, Wills, Esq.—We learn that
At the recent commencement of Wash
ington and Jefferson Colleges the de
gree of I.L. D was conferred on John
A. Wills, Esq., now a lawyer of emi
nence in Washington City. Mr. Wills
is a native of Pittsburgh, where he stud
ied his profession and was first admitted
to practice. Many of our citizens will
remember him wan arduous student
and as exhibiting while at our bar each
.earnestness and incorruptible
„integrity, as with his searching and ana
lytical mind gave sure promise of ftiture
professional distinction. His' Alma Mater
has done itself credit in the
. honor .it has
so worthily conferred.
Disorderly.—Patrick Bark was arrest
ed Tuesday evening by officer Miller,
on a oharge of disorderly conduct. Pat
rick; it appears, was slightly under the
influence of liquor, andas a consequence
disposed to be unruly. When the officer
arrested him, instead of going peacably
to the lock-up, be restated and struck
Miller with his flat. Yesterday morning
at the hearing, the facts coming to the
knowledge of the Mayor, he imposed a
fine of $25 on Patrick, and took occasion
to inform the "roughs" and "bruisers , '
assembled that he, ould fine every man
brought before him for striking an offi
cer, while in the discharge of his duty,
$lO, and every man striking an officer
under such circumstances, would be
fined $25. Patrick paid his fr,s and
oostsund was discharged.
• A4leged False Pretenses.
Jos;phiiitoyle boarded at Mr. George
Ef unt ra where he ran a bill to the
amount of V4O, which it appears he ne
glected to pay. Mr. Hunter made in
formation before Deputy Mayor Nichols
of the 17th ward, charging Boyle with
obtaining board under false pretenses.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of
the accused. The false pretense consists,
we believe in a promise to pay the bill
when,he received pay from his employ
ers, which being made after the bill was
contrected, is certainly not false pre
tense under the meaning of the act. It
makes no difference, perhaps, if the bill
clan be collected in that way.
Death of Mn. swang.
It is with unfeigned grief that we an
nottnce the death on Wednesday, at ;the
residence of him father, Mr. James Ham
ilton; on Beech street, Allegheny, of
Mrs. Lizzie S w a nk , wife of oar esteemed
-friend James M \Swank, Esq., editoi of
the Johnstown k.Tribtme, once on the
editorial' corps ef tbi t i paper. •
Our personal knowledge of Mrs. Swank
- dates 1 back to her; childhood, and we
• lave, 'rarely known a lady who in ail
periods of her life and under whatever
• varlet' or pressure of duty, whether
in pr perous or adverse circumstances,
in jo y r sorrow as a child at etahool, as a
'teacher of chilften in' the schools, as
daughter, wire, mother, neighbor or
friend, in the social circle, in the church
connectiona l , 'and in all , the -graces and
amenities of life, has • been more
thorough, sincere, devoted and blame
The bereft husband and obild, the
core stricken family immediate and
collateral, have our moist cordial ,aympa
thy—let it be their consolation that one
AO env.), so good, so loved, is pow turning
41RK - saints In 'Heaven,
The funeral of Mrs. Swank will pro.
deed from her father's residence, Beech
street, Allegheny, at five o'clock this
THE Tat IFOBIL
Third Day of the Instltutee—Leetures,
Music, Discussions and Resoltatialts.
Institute met at nine o'clock yesterday
morning, and after some music,. Miss
Ring delivered an Instructive lecture on
drawing, which was listened to atten
Mr. Burtt ofered the following, which
was adopted. \
Resolved. That \ the election for Corn
-1 mittee on Permanent Certificates beheld
lon Thursday, between nine and ten
o'clock P. M., and that the election offi
cers be Inspectors, Mr. Cameron and
Miss Mcbreight.hint Inspectors, Mr.
Patterson and Mis. Davis.
Resolved, That e recommend that, in
asmuch as four st Led meetings of this
Institute, during t e year, are provided
for, that no mee ts gof the Pittsburgh.
Teachers' Associat on be held.
A drill in gymnastics, under the direc
of Mr. Poi was then had, after
which R. H. Fulton, of Liberty District,
delivered a carefully prepared address
on the subject, "How to teach children
to think." -
A humorous led
delivered by Profl
the conclusion of v
journed until two i
Opened with a song entitled
•'On the Ocean."
Mr. Burtt offered the follosiing resolu
tion which was ado fed: i ,
Resolved, That in, much as the public
school teachers of the city of Pittsburgh
are paid yearly salaries the vacations in
cluded ae well as teaching time, it is
therefore their d ty to attend such
Teachers' Institut as may be hied by
the authority of tli i l city Superintendent
during the vacati n for the benefit of
the teachers, and we request the Central
Board of Educationl to take such action
as will clearly define the duty of the
teachers in this respect.
Superintendent Luckey said it was rot
the intention oftif; Central Beard of
Education to everts the teachers by re
quiring them to attend, but it was his
opinion that all coirld attend , Institutes
with considerable profit, if they did so
in the proper spirit.
Mr. L. H. E icon now delivered a leo.
ture on the Theory and Practice of Teach
ing Geography. He illustrated his
method of teaching it to children, so as
to make it an interesting as well as' ex
ceedingly profitable study. To follow
out this, or any system, perseve
rance and patience were necessary.
The Outline map was a very good plan
and was easily understood by the chil
dren.- The scholars should be taught to
go over the map and point out - the prin
cipal cities, towns, rivers, ikc., at the
same time consulting the book to guide
them. By this method it would become
thoroughly impressed upon their minds.
Map drawing, be thought, another very
great help, and should be encouraged
from the commencement of the study of
Mr. Kelly followed in a few remarks
on the same theme. He thought a very
necessary requisite on the part of the
teachers was a general acquaintance
with - the events of the times, in relation
to different localities, which might be in
terspersed throughout the lessons and
render them more interesting.
The Institute now took a recess of a
few minutes, after which Prof. W. G.
Fox, of Cleveland. aelivered a class drill
in light gymnastics, the teachers acting
Mrs. Anna T. Randall, of the Oswego
Training School was now introduced,
and read in excellent style a poetical se
lection of a dramatic character, entitled
"The Relief of Lucknow."
The lady then read a lecture on Object
Teaching. Many teachers, she said, ask
ed what is object teaching,yet all teachers
I were in a certain degree object teachers.
In this system the principle simply-vas
to find out how nature would teach, and
Rev. Wm. Evans next read a selection,
"The Vagabond," which was Well re
The roll was then called, followed by
singing the selection,
•'Nearer my tkod. to thee."
Prof. Horner leading the audience.
Mrs. Randall then „gave an exercise In
reading, which occupied about half an
hour, which was,followed by light gym
nastics, Conducted by Prof. Fox.
A lesson in drawing by Miss Grace
King concluded the afternoons exercises.
The audience was considerably in
creased at this session by visitors,among
whom were a number of the. Central
Board, present b 1 invitation.
Evening Session. ~
Institute opened at eight o'clock and
was opened with singing the selection
"Waco the green leaveacome again."
Superintendent Luckey opened a dis
cussion on the question , "How should
morals and manners be taught in the
public schools? " He contended that
the teachers should never .attempt to do
more than to teach the child on the gen
eral principles that underlie all moral
ghvernment. Some people thought sec
tarian religion, which they could not dis
tingush from morals, that this matter
should be left entirely out of the course
of school instruction. This, however,
was a mistake. There were certain great
principles in morals which ebbuld be
taught to the pupil by readipg from the
Scriptures, (as was now the custom at
the opening of school,) by precept and by
example. ' All this could be taught with
out the least infringing upon the preju
dices or sympathies of either pupils or
In regard Jo manners the scholars
should be required to treat their teach
ers, visitors and school companions with
courtesy, politeness and kindness on all
=miens. All this could, be done by a
little attention on the part of the teacher.
The Allegheny Quartette favored the
audience with a song entitled, •
"Dawning of the Better. Day."
Prof. Burtt said it . was agreed
by all that religious instruction of
some kind should be given in
the schools, but the greatest difil.
cally was to avoid Sectarianism He
then detailed the numerous difficulties
in the matter and contended that it
would be better to leave this instruction
to the parents of the children, üblesa a
_work could be procured which, would be
free frem objections, from which the
teacher could read at the proper times,
to the children. Stich a Welk - could be
made, but until that cornea, the re
ligious instruction should rather be left
with the parents altogether.
In reference to manners be thought a
good method would be to have a certain
hour in the day when the teacher could
talk, ins plain, practical manner, on
good behaviour, doing right,• kindness
and such topics, sotuetimee convey
ing the instruction by an anecdote or a
simple little song. ,
Mr. Harrison thought the teacher
should look upon moral Instruction as one
of the most important of his duties. He
thought nothing should take the place
of the Bible. The reading of it in pub
lic schools, without comment, could not
The Allegheny . Quartette Club now
sang .__. , ~.
"Beautiful Bens ~
The dieleussion was then contintied,,wits
a few remarks by Rey. Mr. Clark, who
prrTsptauf G-Aur - x)i , ;: rmwD44,Y. Ali:Wu 26, 1869.
The Humboldt Executive Committee
Held Re weekly meeting last night, and
in the absence of Dr. Ehrhardt, Major
Schleiter took the chair.
re on grammar was
Jones, of Erie, upon
hick the Institute ad_
The Press Committee was instructed to
prepare tickets and programmes for the
various festivities. The price of admis
sion to the picnic was fixed at 50 cents,
to the concert at for, the partiiiette and
dress circle and 50 cents for the upper
tiers, and for the banquet O.
It was agreed that all persons taking
part in the procession shall be admitted
without charge to the picnic grounds.
The Press Committee was, authorized
to prenare ribbon badges with the name
of Humboldt printed on them, to be
given to the purchasers of tickets and
participators in the procession.
Captain Swearingen, of the Committee
on Procession, reported that special in
vitations had been extended trl many
societies, and on account of the difficulty
in ascertaining their names and where
abouts he was instructed to publish a
general invitation In the papers.
The Committee on Finance was in
structed to wait no longer for the photo
graphs of the plan of the monument, as
they have been unavoidably delayed,
but to proceed at once to collect money
for the monument.
It was decided to engage one band for
each of the three dlvlslons, and it was
suggested that probably many of the
societies would have bands with them in
Ground has been broken for the founda
tion of.the monument and the masons
will begin their work on it this week.
A programme has been prepared for
the entertainment on the evening of the
13th. Most of the most popular vocal
talent has been secured for this occasion
and there is no doubt that the following
programme will be well produced: It is
to consist Df twelve portions as follows:
.Ist, the grand Jubel Overture of Weber;
2d, Quis est homo, a duet from Rossini's
Stabat. Afater; 3d, a chorus by the sing
ing societies ; 4th, a trio from Luerezia
Borgia; sth, either a tableau or an ex.
hibittou of gymnastic feats by the Turn
ers ' • 6th, the overture from the opera of
the I'Det and Peasant: 7tb, inflammatus;
Bth, a solo by Mr. Apfelbaum ; 9th, a
chorus by the singing societies ; 10th, a
quartette; 11th, grand tableau—Apotho-
Ms of Humboldt , ; 12th, concert waltz.
We were unable to procure the names of
most of the singers, but enough is shown
by the programme to prove that a very
delightful evening is in store for our cit
An incident (we were about to say ac.
cident) occurred yesterday morning of
a highly interesting character to that
portion of our citizens who are so fortu
nate as to be the possessors of personal
property to any considerable extent, and
is interesting to the community at large„
from the fact that such incidents in this
city axe of very rare occurrence. We re
fer to the capture of a burglar—a real
live one—upon whom was found the very
strongest evidences of his guilt in the
shape of a quantity of wearing apparel,
which had neon stolen but a short time
prior to his capture by the police._ He
was a good, kind, accommodating sort
of burglar, and instead of putting the
officers to any trouble walked boldly for
ward and gave himself submissiyely
their clutches when they weren't looking
Officer James Gorntoly, on duty on
Cliff striiet, discovered a bouudle lying
in the lot some distance from the street,
and on getting prssesion of it found that
its - contained clothing. He carried it to
the fence and handed it over to Lieut.
Craig, and started back to Lind, if possi
ble, the owner of the clothing. Shortly
after he left John MeNerny walked up
to the fence and clainiad, the clothing,
and about the same time officer Gormely
returned having found a silk hat, which
had evidently been in the possession of
McNerny, as he was bare-headed.
Upon being questioned, be admitted he
had stolen the hat and had laid it off
'before approaching the officers, because
it did not fit him. The fellow was then
taken in charge and after further investi
gation it was ascertained that
he bad entered the house of Mr.
C. P. Miskimmen, No. 233 Bedford
avenue, through a basement window at
the rear, and carried . away two coats, a
velvet vest, a pair of black pantaloons, a
silk hat, a shirt, and a pair of boots.
The family of Mr. Miskimmen are away
in the country, and that gentleman is
boarding in the vicinity of his house.
The next morning the boots, shirt and
one of the coats were found on the pris
oner and the other articles, except the
hat, were in the bundle. Information
was made.against him for larceny, and
he is awaiting a hearing. Since he has
been locked up he has confessed to the
commission: of two additional robberies,
in one of which other parties are imPli
cated. He will probably "squeal" to a
still greater extent.
Basin Nln Butler County.
A correspondent writes: There has
been for some time past here, a general
holding back, to prepare for the Fall bu
siness. which prop:1101es to be exceedingly
good. We have gained all the Informa
tion possible, on this subject, and the
testimony all points to a good Fall and
The stocks on hand now in the stores
over the county are very light. with no
disposition to increase them until mer
chants lay in their general supply. The
harvest has been exceedingly good,
never better In the history of this county,
which being almost exclusively agri
cultural, a good harvest is everything to
Besides, two railroads will certainly
be built through 'the county within a
year; operations to begin this Fall on
both. This will also help Matters.
New York Ctrens.--Ori Monday next,
Lent's famous Equestrian Troupe from
Fourteenth street, New York, will arrive
,City, and pitch its tent
upon the Diamond, when the public will
have an opportunity of viewing circus
performances of a more elegant and re.
tined type than they have been aeons•
tomed. to see in traveling shows. Mr.
Lent's company enjoys immense popu
larity in New York."
thought as our heist publie achoeht were
in the land of Bibles it would hardly be
safe to drift sway from it. It might be
well to avoid comment, on the scripture
read, but the Bible Itself was grandly
free from all prejudice or sectarianism,
and could not offend any. And the Lord's
Prayer contained nothing which could
not be endorsed by all sects, without in
jury to their conscientious feelings.
Mr. Belly closed this exercise and
held that a teacher could teach more by
example than precept, whether in re
ligion or manners.
At the close of the discussion Mrs.
Anna T. Randall and Rev. W. Evans
read a selection from the "School for
Scandal," which elicited the heartiest
Mrs. Randall followed in the reading
of a pathetic selection entitled, •'Some.
body's Darling," which she rendered in
a faultless and impressive manner, and
closed the elocutionary exercises with a
The.Quartette Club sang the Doxology
and the Institute adjourned until this
morning at nine o'clock.
A Burgiar Caught
ExoeuUve Committee Meeting.
The Republican County Executive
Committee held a regular meeting yea
terday at half-past ten o'clock P. x., in
the Common Pleas Court room.
The roll of members was called, a ft er
which the minutes of the preceding meet
ing were read and approved.
On motion it was resolved that six
members of the Committee should con
stitute a quorum for the transaction 'of
Messrs. W. H. McCleary and John
H. Jones were proposed and elected
members of the Committee.
The Committee on Documents was, on
motion, relieved from the duty of pre
paring a circular relative to the registry
law, and the matter referred to the Sec
The Chairman of the Committee on
Speakers reported' that the Committee
bad secured the services of Gov. Mor
ton to address a meeting in this city
Thursday. September 2d.
The Chair appointed a committee of
five, consisting of James W. Murray,
Esq., Hon. George Wilson, Charles Jer
emy, N. P. Reed and H. C. Mackrell,
Esq., to make arrangements for the re
ception of Goy. Morton on the evening
of the meeting.
The matter of procuring music for the
meeting on September secona was re
ferred to tho Committee on Attendance.
Mr. N. P. Reed was added to the Com
mittee on Printing and appointed Secre
tary of the same. •
The Secretaries were, on motion in
structed to have the names of the Vigi
lance Committee for the Fourteenth
and Seventeenth wards, Pittsburgh, Filth
ward, Allegheny, Union borough and
Leet township published, those districts
having been omitted from the general
list, and the Chairman was authorized to
appoint a Vigilance Committee for Lset
T. M. Bayne, Esq., offered the follow
•• Resolved, That this Committee recom
mend to the Republican voters of Alleghe
ny county, the necessity of prosecuting
the present canvass with vigor, and that
one meeting at least should lie held in
every ward, borough and township in
the county at the earliest convenient
time after the ratification meeting at City
Hall, on the 2d of September, proximo.
How It Was Done.
It sometimes happens in Police Courts
.hat parties get lustice when they are
not seeking for it, and frequently amusing
incidents transpire in which some "loud
mouthed" fellow, who is clamoring for
justice and the vindication of the law,
when it has been violated by others, iw
made to feel the weight of tbe rod him
self, gfeatly to the gratification of / the
community at large. An incident,,lllus
trative of these facts, occurred/at the
Mayor's morning court yester ay, the
facts of whictriire follows: -
Ed. Motiann, one of the numerous
"sharks" who accommodate the travel
ing public with transportation from rail
road depots to hotels, and frequently to
at exhorbitant prices, con
tracted with Mr. John Davis to take him
and two of his friends, from the - Union
Depot to Morgan Jenkins' tavern for the
small sum of twentv-ilve cents and two
drinks. Edward fulfilled his part of the
contract, and Davis paid him the
twenty-five cents and had called for the
drinks, in order to square his account
with Edward. Toe liquor was produced
and Mr. Davis gave a live dollar bill to
the bar 'keeper in payment therefor.
When his chatigewas laid on the counter
McGann, it is alleged, snatched it, and
when Mr. Davis made a demand upon
him for it, refused to give it up. Davis
insisted ,upon his rights, whereupon
Jim. McKenna, ,who usually accompa
nies McGann, drew a knife and threat
ened to cut him. The landlorl inter
fered to prevent a light and called
in an official, who arrested Da
vis, who was accompanied to
the lock up by McGann as a
witness. On arriving at the Captain's
office, he made a statement, and Mr. Davis
was required to leave ten dollars for his
appearance. McGann had been making
himself very offensive while in the
office, and the Captain on hearing the
true state of the case decided to keep
him all night, and locked him up. At
the hearing yesterday morning, a re
spectable gentleman wher witnessed the
transaction made a statement to the
Mayor, whereupon he released Mr
Davis, McKenna, during the hearing,
came forward as a witness on the part
of his friend. McGann was extremely
offensive and it was with great difficulty
that be could be kept quiet.
After disposing of the case against
Mr Davis, the Mayor was of
the opinion that the "willing wit
ness" was worthy of some attention, and
decided to, give him justice, just the
thing that James did not want. He was
called up, however, and required to pay' ,
a fine of $lO and costs, and his friend Ed.
was committed 'for ten days. A few
more such practical lessons may be of
benefit to both Edward -and James, and
they may depend upon receiving them
whenever they place themselves in a
position to receive them.
MESSRS. EDITOR:: Will you allow am
to add a word to t • e very pertinent sug
gestions of "W." . reference to the pro
viding of market acilities for the peo
ple of the upper wads. Evidently a resi
dent in the localit • , the writer but speaks
the sentiments an. feelings of the people
who are to a unit, latest. in favor of the
spot recommended , and are willing and
anxious to lend pe•tzniary support, out
side of their regal: r taxation, toward) the •
enterprise. No of or spot could be select
ed which would a.•.mmodate the great
est number of peo or give more general
satisfaction..lf t• e members of Coun
cils, individ ually, would visit the site,
they would unq • estienably discover
its advantages ver any other yet
proposed, or which can be secured.
There seems to be no question that a
market house is needed somewhere to
acoommodate the many thousands in"
that locality, and this being settled, is it
not the part of wisdom to have the other
preliminaries arranged as quickly as pos
sible? If the Market Committee, after
reviewing all tue sites offered, and ma
king a careful estimate of the advantages'
of each, have finally recommended this
property, that should certainly have
some weight, if not altogether sufficient
to settle the matter. Let the Councils,
then, at the next meeting, act at once,
that the people may know what they are
to. expect. Came:.
The Brat annual picnic of the John W.
Pitkxik Boat Club will take place at
McFarland's ..Grove to-day. The affair
is under the management of .a Com
mittee of Arrangements composed of
gentlemen who have the confidence of
public ad who it la wellknown
will leave no n thing u n done . that should
it l i
be done to insur the affair a success.
We notice among e names of the Man
agers gentlemen with whom we are
acquainted, and ave no hesitancy in
saying that nude their management ,
the picnic will be properly oonduated,
and those participit.ing in the day's en-
J.:Talent WILI have ocause to regret It.
The followizifis an official report of
the result of the Schutzenfest, held
Schntzen Park, Fourteenth ward, on
Wednesday and Thuisdair of last week,
and the prizes awarded at the same :
THE MAIN PRIZE TA ROET-BLX SHOTS.
First, a clock, F. Bogle.
Second, a pair of vases, F. Lutz.
Third, watch key and seal, Jacob Born.
Fourth; a castor. Wm. Holtzheimer.
Fifth, cash IN, H. Schlag.
Sixth, cash 16, G. Mark.
Seventh, cash 85, H. Hammer.
Eighth, cash 65, F. Mnssman.
Ninth, cash 53, Dr. F. Hardtmyer.
Tenth, cash $2, Mr. Koch.
BEST CENTRE SHOTS.
First prize, clock, F. Lutz.
Second, silver set, W. Holtzheimer.
Third, silver butter dish, F. Lutz.
Fourth, a dozen silver butter knives,
Fifth, cash $B, J. Born.
Sixth, cash $6, W. Holtzheimer.
. Seventh, cash $5, H. Schlag.
Eighth, cash $4, Jacob Born.
Ninth, cash $3, H. &Wag.
Tenth, cash 52, Jacob Born.
PREMIUMS-MOST CENTRE SHOTS.
First day—H. Schlag, 31 centre shots,
Second day—J. Born, 39 centre shots,
Both Daya—Jacob Born, 64-810.00.
H. Schlag, 44-87.00.
a Mark, 36-85.00.
M. Hagleman, 30-44.00.
F. Lutz, 27-53.00.
EDITOEEI GAZETTE: Last night about
seven o'clock we crossed the Allegheny
Suspension bridge, and noticing a crowd
near the tower of one of the piers, we
joined it and looked over into the water.
There were five men, perfectly nude,
bathing in the river. Nyith their cos
tume we can of course find no fault, as it
would be impossible first to find the
slightest trace of any, but their actions
were Indecent an their language was
coarse, obscene 7i3d disgusting to a de
gree. Remark unfit for decent ears,
and impossible from decent tongues,
were shouted out so, that none of the
many people passing over the bridge
above would fall to hear them. Thus
ladies and children were forced on one
of our/inost frequented thoroughfares to
hear / language. for which, had it been Dos
sib e, the utterers would have been well
p nished by any of the gentlemen, who,
.owever, found it impossible to do any
thing but hurry away from the spot.
Tho gutters of Fifth avenue would not
have been a more thoroughly public
place for this indecent business than the
one chosen, and our police should pro
tect respectable people from the mere
possibility of a repetition of such a dis
grace. The men were nearer the Pi ts
burgh than the Allegheny side of the
river, but we do not know which city
claims jurisdiction over the spot. If
neither, and the law cannot reach this
outrage, then any man, it seems to us,
would be instilled in shooting at the vil
lainy from the bridge. J. AND. M.
Tte Boys Hi Blue
PurSuant to a call published In yester
day's GazErrz, a meeting of honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors was held
*at the office of Major George F. Morgan,
on - Fourth 'avenue, yesterday, at half
past ten o'clock, for the purpose of ma
king preliminary arrangements for a
Soldiers' Mass Convention, to be held in
this city during the ensuing fall. The
meeting was well attended and all pres
ent joined heartily In the project, but as
the meeting was only a preliminary one,
and its object not generally known
throughout the city and county, It • was
deemed advisable to transact no business
further than a temporary organization,
which was effected, after which the meet
ing adjourned till Tuesday, August 31st,
at 2 o'clock r. IL, when a permanent or
ganization will be effected. -
On Saturday, the 28th, a grand social
picnic will be held at Glenwood Grove,
in aid of the new Catholic Church at
Hazelwood. Besides the object of the
picnic, which the truly charitable Will
not tall to appreciate, the lovers of pleas
ure cannot find a more delightful occa
sion for innocent amusement than the
28th at Glenwood Grove. We hope then,
that the people of Pittsburgh, will, by
their presence at Glenwood Grove on the
28th, show their appreciation of 'amuse
ment which tends to elevate the spirits
and invigorate the health. Admission
and dinner, 50 cents. Trains will leave
the depot of the P & C. It R. at 7, 9 and
11 A. M., and at 1, 3 and 4 r. 2
AU annoyance and trouble from emir
bread during the hot weather. may be
avoided by purchasing Marvin's crack
ers at 91 Liberty street, or at any of the
Important to G. A. Et.—All members of
Rays Post, No, 3, Grand Atmy of the
Republic are earnestly requested to call
on George W. Silvy, 75 Wood street. be
fore Monday next, August 30th, where
they will hear something to their advan
tage. By order, P. C.
'The Evidence given in regard to tne
wonderfully curative merits of the
"magic Macedonian oil," by the Com
pany who are now rightly advertising it,
on the Diamond, Allegheny, and who
are using a four horse chariot for that
purpose is unprecedented.
Now Is the time for preserving fruits.
A large and varied assortment of the
beat kinds of glass jars for this purpose
will be found at the warehouse of the
Keystone Pottery. Messrs. Kier & Co.
proprietors, No. 363 Liberty street.
Marvin'r Lemon Eller/It are simply
delloions; and will be found an exceed
ingly pleasant and excellent substitute
for sour bread during the hot weather.
Bates & Bell are selling Japanese
Silks, Summer Silks, Thin Dress Goods
and Shawls, at very low prices to close
Eruptions, healing and all akin dis
eases removed by using Milk of Violets,
the most elegant toilet Lotion ever. pro
duced. Bold by all druggists and fancy
goods dealers. V. W. Brinkerhoff, N.
Y., general agent.
Figured Grenadines.—gates & Bell offer
Silk Grenadines for 500,, worth 75c. All
Grenadines proportionably cheap.
Margin's superior crackers may be pro.
oared at 91 Liberty street, or at any gro
cery in the two cities. Buy them, try
Youngson, corner of Diamond alley
and Smithfield street, has the best Ice
Cream in the city. Large saucers and
made of the best country cream.
Constltution Water is a certain mire for
Diabetes' and all diseases 'tit. the Kid
neys. For sale by all Druggists.
TO-THE CITIZENS OF ALLEGRE.
To the Friinas of Reform,
When Judie Mellon charged the Drat
Grand Jury under the present liquor 11-
cense. law, he spoke approvingly of
many of its provisions, but - said "What
is most likely to be wanted is Wit cer
tain, prompt administration and enforce
This prophecy has been most terribly
fulfilled. The abuses of the present li
cense law have become so flagrant and
fearful that something must be done or
the evils of the rum traffic will overrun
the best interests of society, and make
the very name of the county you renre
sent a by-word and a reproach. Already
there are double the number of licenses
granted that were deemed amply suillq
dent under the old law. Then we had
552 licensed rum stores; now we have
over 1,000 ! Our County Commissioners
have been so culpably careless in grant
ing licenses that hundreds of improper
persons have obtained them in direct
violation of the spirit of the law.
Not only so, but those who have had
the very best means of knowing the facts
in the case have estimated the number
of unlicensed liquor houses at over 3,000 i •
This would give one to every ten voters
in the county! Can it be possible that the
drinking habits of our citizens require
such a proportion of taverns, bar rooms
and vile doggeries? We indignantly an
swer No! Do our citizens know that if
the estimate given above is accurate (we
have heard it placed as high as 5,000)
that our fair county is, in this respect,
on a level with some of the lowest - find
vilest portions of the city of New York?
We propose, as one movement in the
direction of reform, to place in the
Board of County Commissioners our
tried and trusted fellow citizen, Isaiah
Dickey, Esq. We propose through him
to cut down the number of licensed
liquor stores to the very fewest possible
in accordance with the'spirit of the law.
We also propose that remonstrances
from citizens, drawn up and presented in
accordance with the provisions of the
law shall be received and regirded, and
notignored or set aside in direct viola
tion of the law, as they have repeatedly
been heretofore. In this work of reform
will you give us your , sympathy, l your
co-operation and your vote? REFORM.
The language of nature and experi
ence demonstrates that whoever would
enjoy the pleasures of food, the beauties
of landscape, the joys of companionship,
the riches of literature, or the honors of
station and renown, must preserve their
health. The effect Of foul, injurious food,
-entering the stomach, is to derange the
digestive organs and produce headache,
loss of appetite, nnretreshing sleep, low
spirits, feverish burnings, etc., which are
the symptoms of that horrid disease,
Dyspepsia, which assumes a thousand
shapes, and points toward a miserable
life and premature decay. PLANTATION
BITTERS will prevent, overcome and
counteract all of these effects. They act
with unerring power, and are taken with ,
the!pleasure of a beverage.
MAGNOLIA. WATER.—Superior to the
best imported German Cologne, and sold
at half the price. lIELELT.F.
The Only Cool Spot in the city is
Youngsonls Ice Cream Saloon, tomer of
Diamond 'alley anal Smithfield street.
His cream eicelsalrothers. Take your
lady around and - try it.
Special Reductlen.—Bates Qt Bell offer
Shetland Shawls, a fresh stock, 25 per
cent under regular prices.
SWANK— kt the resides ce of her father. Mr..
James Hamilton, Beech street,'Aliertheny City
on Wednesday mornlnz. Aug.ust 25th, 1554):
LIZZIE, wife of Mr. James M. twank, edhor of
the Johnstown Tratans.
Funeral TO D • F, at 5 o'clock T. M... to pro
ceed to Mount onion Cemetery.
STUART—At Ws residence In Monongahela.
Cttv, nn the 25th hut.. Mr. ANDREW JACK.
SON SLUART, Inthes3dyearof his age.
Notice of funeral In Friday 's Issue. -
ALEX. AI JELLNi Ni:
TARED, No. 1.65 FOGIZTII 'STREET,
Lisburne, Fs. COFFINS of an AP.. 0 .2, CRA.PF4,
GLOVES, snd eL ory description of Funtral Fur..
uisbing (.4,,,,,is fernislied. rooms ~" - - ",.- .--*
~ L , . 4.t is.eniages ftirw.nee for city funcrals at
CE —nec.Darld Eerr. LLD.,
W. JacobtiF, D. 1)., Thom Evrirg, a,• . 1. 4- ' 01 )
ARLES PMEIZIrS ITN. A RLES
AND LIVERY STABLE&
come:. I 13ANDUSEITSTRIC.ZT AND CHURCH
AVENUE Allegheny City, where titer
BOOMS e constantly supplied wick real sad
imitation ewood, Mahogany and _Walnut
CaMes, at prices varying from VS to 47100. Bo •
dies prepared for ingrteent. Hearses sad Gar.
rlages fernislaed: also, Lando of gou,-ping
Goode, If required. °dice oPen at all hours, , day
JOSEPH NIEVER SON,
No. 424 PENN STREET.
Carriages for Fi:Larsls, $2.00 Eae
' COFFINS and all Funeral Furntehment at re- -
dated rates. au7
Persons who are suffering from weak eyes or
dimness of vision can End flotillas better to re
store them to their proper standard than by using
THE SCOTCH PEBBLE SPECTACLES,
An article we can gurantee to be genuine. and ;
at such a price that %hey will come within the
reach of all. All we ask is for you to call and
examine them, and we will prove their minert.
ority Over all others.
W. G. DMISEATH,
JEWELER AND OPT DIAN, aft IfTPTH AVE
-3724 NIIE. •
HENUY G. HALE,
Would resoectiblry In form flit Muds and the
public geners/ly, that his •
SPRING STOCK OF GOODS • '
IS NOW 003,IPLE'rE.
SOLICMING 121 EARLY CALL
Corner of Penn and Sixth Streets,
W HESPENHEID & CO.
Ro. SO SIXTH . STREET. Gam Bt.
Cgalr.) have lust received from the East the best
lot of New Goods tbr Spring Sults ever brought
to the market. The Inn warrant to cut and Ai
and make Clothes cheaper 'and better than any
first-claw house In this city. A new and spies.
did assortment of eRNTLEPIEWB .11118EZ8EI.
IRO GOODS are at all tames t i o be tonne at his
some. Oat Number Is 10 tOICITH wrows