The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, August 28, 1869, Image 1

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f Frs mth, Chiswick, res, e ll e o r tr tl i :7,1
,ulret i oge l vtfN i etalroac z paryfounpiesseE.
•almost Unable
, to carry the vast numbers in waitng at
thd depots. It is no exaggeration to state
that probably a million of peoi)le wit
nessed the race. I I
The Harvard crew wonthe toss for po
sition and chose the Middlesex Riddle,
the outside of the semi -circle. Bo h
boats - started at five o'ciciek, fourtetin
minutes and mix and a half seconds. The
tide at the staat was sluggish and‘ a
light.south . west breeze prevailed,
with smooth water. The Harvards weir,
the first to catch the water and took the
lead, gaining rapidly upon their oppo
nents and making folty-live strokes per
minute against the Oxfords forty. At
Bishop's Creek, three furlongs from the
start, the Harvards led half a length.
and gaining heaciWay 4 they increased
their lead, as they passed the Wil
lows. Their pace was subsequently
slackened and the Oxfords pulled up,
but the Harvards were still tbree-fourgs
of a length aheadl4,Celiven POint, three
quarters of a mile Mb% the start. • The
Oxfords now went on with a steady drag,
tint the Americans tepidly increased
their lead, and at Crab Tree. a mile and
an eighth from tar Aqueduct, were a
couple of lengths Abead; Beyond here
the Harvards were taken wide, and
the Oxfords, quillikning their speed,
reduced tho gar llic the Soap Works,
a mile and a half from the start,
to half a length. The Harvard, now
pulled with a magnificent burst to Ham
inersmilh bridge, a mile and three-quar- 1
tern, but in shooting the bridge lost the
distance they had gained. Opixiaits the
middle wall the Oxfords, , t•litirted and
came up gradually 0.: the Harvards, 1
but when opposite the Doves the
boats . were found to be too Close
togetherCH!; and
~tit'a Harvards gave way,
and- at wick, two and a half miles,
the boats were level. After proceeding
fifty yards further, the Oxfords began to
gain, though temporarily, and the Har
vards soon got even with them. Toe Ox
fords gained rapidly at Chiswick, where
it became clear that the pace apparently
told on the Harvards, who were rather
wild at this part of the race.
From this point the Oxfords rapidly
crew ahead, in a few strokes
obtaining a lead of two lengths. The
Harvards rowing pluckily held them
there for half a mile, when they fell
astern, and the Oxfords, at thirty-eight
strokes per minute, shot Barns Bridge,
RV miles). three lengths ahead. Along
Barns Reach, the Harvards-refreshed
their stroke, Mr. Loring, with river
water, thereby retarding their boat.
The Americans then tried to spurt, but
found the effort ineffectual, and the Oic . -
fords, getting more of a lead, eventually
won the race by four lengths, easing
np in the last few strokes and pulling up
The Oxfords arrived at the ahip at five
o'clock, thirty-six minutes and forty.
seven seconds, making the four and one
nurth miles in twenty-two minutes and
forty and one-half seconds. The Amer
icans were well received at the finish,
and returning, landed at Barnes.
The race was a good, one, and excited
a degree of . enthusiasni along the banks
of the river utterly unknown in 'former
The InternatOnal Boat Race.
. Six . Seconds Behind
[By Teleitreph to the ritCburgh Gazette.]
LONDON, August 27.—/brenoon.—The
newspapers to-day publish their closing
comments on the boat race. The Tele
. graph eulogizes the Elliott beat as light,
fast and graceful; it travels well and suits
She crew. "We do not expect," the Tele
' vraph stays, "that the Harvards can win
the race, but the changes made by them
bring the crews more on a level. On the
whole, we think it will be a capital race s
bat that the Oxfords will defeat their
gallant adversaries without difficulty.
If otherwise, the Harvards must have an
ovation, to show that we are not ashamed
to be beaten by our excellent Cousins."
The writer takes, the opportunity to
• si&cowledge to the' full extent the °b
ilious fiLd'AseAtable _disadvantage the
' Harvards have contended against. "The
river and everything wea change and
tinfamdiar, and masters as they were e.
the seiencertif rowing, they had to - study
almost like the alphaoet of a foreign lan
guage. The Oxfords, on the Charles
I river, would labor under similar (thud.
vantages. All that can .be said is the
Add grace to victory
P ." , y
The Star says: "Tee Americans are in
dividually more po .verful than the Ox
,.fords, but it is thought their training is
r • not according to .the English notion of
The Daily News says: "Above all things
4 , we are anxious that the contest shall be
sharp from first to last—that the victory,
• • •i whether on one or the other side, shall
be so hard to win as to cover the winners
• and losers alike with glory."
.1 The, following is the letter of Mr.
~1 Blaikie, sent to 'the. London Tunes for
•' , "Sim After it has been asserted, for
• . the.last three week; that the Harvard
fcli-artrendeataartartcr-andbm, their
style - of rowing to the gentlemen they
,• • hope to meet on the river, •will you per
mit me to say, in advance of the contest,
• ; . that the assertion is groundless. We be
; lieve our style to be exactly that adopted
• ;
1 by us in each of our last three annual
races against the Yale crew. Our stroke
oar is aware of no change, and the men
who follow stroke are aware of none, nor
has there been any variation of our
method of training or instructions. It is
• said, also, that the Americans will row
:•-•" , in an Eadlish boat. That is equally in
: correct. They will row in a boat built of
Spanish cedar by an American builder,
• the frame of which we brought from
home, and the lines of which are identi
cal with those on which the boat we rowed
in last year was constructed.
. • "If we may Judge bv the stress laid on
these latter points in the English jour
nals, they are deemed, as they appear to
Its, of some importance. We ask' to
place ourselves right in respect to them,
so that whether we are to win or lose,
the merit of our victory or the blame of
oar defeatni may fall where it belongs.
(Signed.] WILLIAM Brantts.
Secretary of the Harvard Club."
LONDON, August 27—Forenoon.—The
impression is general that the race of to
day to Hammersmith will be agreat one.
The bridge at Putney has been com
pletely barred, and no boats except those
- of the umpire and press will be allowed
to pass. Betting is two to one and seven
to four on the. Oxfords. It is reported
that several American gentlemen now
here are prepared to stake one thousand
pounds on the success of the Ilarverda.
The Harvard crew won the toes, aria
chose the Middlesex side, the outside of
the semi -circle. Both boats started at
five o'clock, fourteen minutes, six and a
half seconds. The Oxfords arrived at
the ship first at five. o'clock, thirty
-six minutes, lorty-seven seconds. Time
-of the race, twenty-two minutes, forty
- and a half seconds.
The weather wail fine and hot; there
. was some wind , but the water was in good
vondition. Before the race the excite.
meat was intense. The rivet bank have
been lined with spectators since morn.
inst., and the cars were almost unable to
carry the crowds waiting at the depots.
5:48 P. M. Greenwich time--The Oxford
crew won the race by three lengths. The
Haryards were-".'six spconds. behind.
'Time of race, 4:45g. ' -
Nzw i Toraci — August 27.—A dispatch
to tue World says the great boat race be
tween the Oxfords and Harvards took
place this morning, and was witnessed
by thousands upon thousands of persons.
The river was beautifully, smooth, and
when the tide was at its height the crafts
-shot oat from the shore at • Putney aque
duct and got ready for the start— Both,
crews were in capital trim. At the sig.'
nal a handsome get off was effected,-the
oxfords Jumping to the lead, bat were
soon overtaken : and the boats rowed in
position until they neared Hammer
2•smith bridge,, where the Oxfords 'drew
abead r and increased their advantage UR.
til IWO boat lengths separated them.
• After the bridge was pasted .under,
they further pulled in advance and
xeached - Mortlake about theed
• lengths ahead of the Harvard& , r
, was the finest and most determined ever
lbwed. • •
LONDON, August 27.—The excitement
gay over te great ternational t t
rsce has been, h intense. ln of The banks the
Ithames have been lined with spectators
alnoe an early hour this forenoon. The
..,•eity has been almost deserted and busi
ness quite neglected. Vehicles of all de
•serletions. bearing the Harvard and• O
xford colors and heavily laden - with peo
rpte. crowded all the roads leading to the
<Ones°. and during the entire day_ the
reads in the Vicinity of Putney, Ham-
"'rz~r4i'~:'a"`..raw.u~.~ rTwrz,::e:a: -'.
—A. man named- Stnute ,killed one
Crawford with an ice pick, at Blooming
ton, lnd., on Tuesday last. A disagree
ment at card playing _brought about the
Tragedy. •
—ln the suits of the Erie Republican
office against the Erie Typographical
Union, for cotispiracy and libel, .the
grand jury returned not a true bill in
both oases.
—Prince Arthur was entrtained ye -
terday on board of he F e rench frigate
seculramis, at Halifax, by the officers.
The Prince goes to Charlottstown to-day,
where a grand reception will be given
—The deaths in New York last week
were five hundred and ninety-two, one
hundred and fifty less than in the cor
responding week of 1868. The decrease
is attributed to the Improved Sanitary
condition of the streets.
-1,11,34 Bnn Gaghter o
Col. Henry a A. s
was dau horribly
bnd ursday • nght, at the Ba
Ho ur use, e N T ah h ant Point, i H. by her ball
dress taking fire from a lamp on the
floor In her dressing room. •
—One of the channel spans of the
bridge over the Ohio river, at Louisville,
was completed on Thursday. It Is the
longest span, of truss bridge ever erected
in this country. The bridge, it ie expect
ed, will be finished early in November
—At Granby. Newton county, Bliss., on
On the 21st,'Willishn Lake, proprietor of
Lake's circus, was festally shot by a man
named Killyon, who had been ejected by
Lake. for refusing to pay his admittance.
Killyon escaped; mid one thousand aol
jars, reward . is offered for his apprehen
sion. ',-
-While a party of three men were en
gaged in a quarrel at a picnici near St.
Joseph's Church; Clarkbonnty,lndiana,
an Irishman, named Mike Cuddy,
stepped .0 to-one John Heibig. a Ger
man, and stabbed him in the right side
below the ribs, inflicting a - wound which
May prove fatal. Ca ddy made . his es
—A new and costly Jewish Synagogue,
in St. Louis, was dedicated yesterday ,
with very impoßing ceremonies. The
cc it4e,le one of the most` „ costly in the
country, and the society to Whom It be.
longs, known as the "Gates of Truth,"
have adopted all the latest changes and
innovations in their forms of worship.
Family paws are Introduced and men sit
with their heads uncovered. •
BOSTON, August 27.—The citizens have
calmly submitted to the result of the in
ternational race, all believing that had it
taken place on our own waters the re
sult would have been different. At first
the excitement was intense, but when it
became 'known that only three boat
lengths between the Harvards and Ox.
fords decided the match, every one ac
quiesced in the result.
—A new Jewish temple was dedicated
at. Cincinnati yesterday.
•=Goldsmith Maid and American Girl
will arrive at Lancaster„ Pa., next Mon.
day and go into training for the trot, on
the first of . September, for $2,000.-
-Ground was broken at Carondelet,
Mo.. on Thursday, for two more iron
furnaces, a large number of citizens par-
ticipating in the ceremonies on the occa.
Cur Telegraph to the Plttabtuah 6azette.l
LONDON, August 27.—The 2rones, in an
article on the Erie Railroad acandle,
says: "We need not point out the dark
est side of the story. The utter prostitu
tion of justice, the utter contempt for its
administration, it is plain, would be im
possible, if the violators had not had
good reason to believe, from past °ape
rience, that the legislature is as amen
able to corrupt influences as the judicia
ry. These facts are well known in the
States. We are not without hove that
the consciousness' of existing evils will
lead to the only way of correcting them."
Mews received from Tripoli states that
Miss Tina and two attendant§ were
murdered by their own camel drivers
while traveling on the Abtirgash road
between Mausgraua and Ghat.
sourm AMERICA.
Lissom, August 27 .—Advices from
Paraguayan sources contradict the official
reports received from Rio Janerio. The
Paraguayans assert that the allied forces
are not strong , enough to attack the peal
lione ..of Lopez in the. Cordilleras, and
that they-have remained In a state of
complete imuitign since they appeared in
Rumors were current in Paraguay that
a revolution was imminent in the Argen
tine provinces against the policy of
Pres. Sarmien to, whe is accused of sacri
ficing the Republic to Brazil.
LONDON. August 2 3.—The mail steamer
from Rio Janiero brought as passengers
the Duke of Saxe and wife, the Prin
cess Leapoldine and family.
Latest advicea from Paraguay show
that a battle was imminent The land
and naval forces of allies were in motion.
Official dispatches received at the Bra
zilian War Department announced that
Gen. Parienho had com menced his march
on Villa Rica and the Brazilian iron clad
fleet was steaming up the Tibicusry
river to support the army and assist in
the attack on Villa Rica.
LISBON, Aug. 27.—The session of the
Portugese Cortes closed yesterday. The
King in his speech assured the members
that the government was making every
effort to restore the financial equilibrium
and revive the public credit. The min
isters would consider how to augment
the revenues from ihipigts and diminish
the eithenditu'res of the administration.
He concluded with a declaration that the
independence of Portugal would be sed
ulously preserved.
PARIS, August 27.—The official jour
' nate denounce as falsehoods the reports
that the health of the Emperor is worse.
On the contrary, it is much improved,
though not completely restored. The
Empress embarked at Toulon to-day for
the East.
Gen. Prim has arrived in Paris.
ANTWERP, Aug. 2 7.—Henry Leya, the
artist, died to-day, aged 51.
LONDON. Auguit 27.—The ateimera
West Phaliadelphia and Erin, from
New York, arrived out.
LONDON, August 2 7.—Consols 93;4.
American securities quiet. Five -twenty
bonds: '62s, 84w; '65, 838."; '67. 82%; ten
. forties, 76; 62. s at . Frankfort, 88%. Erie,
' 23; Illinois, 91%; Atlantic and Great
Western, 25%.
PARIS, Augmt 27.—Rentes, 72f. 250.
LIVERPOOL, August 27.—Cotton; sales
of the week, 38.000 bales, including9,ooo
for export and 6,000 on speculation; the
stock amounts to 249,000 bales. including
95.000 American. In the Manchester
market Yarns and Plibrlcs declined lid.,
occasioning a declining tendency here.
We quote middling uplands at 13gd.,
and Orleans at 133,1@13Xd; sales to-day of
7,000 bales, including 1,000 for export and
speculation. California white Wheat
10s. 10d ; red western 9s. 7d. Weather
fine. Breadstuff,' . nominal. Western
Flour 245. 6d. Corn 301 s. 6d. Oats 88.6 d.
Peas 445. The receipts of wheat for the
past three das aounted to 45 quar
ters, includin y g 35,000 .American.,ooo
106 s. Beef 90s. Lard 7s. 6d. Cheese
625. Bacon 665. 6d. Tallow 475. 68.
Turpentine 278. ' "-
LONDON, August 27.—Tallow 465. Bd.
Sugar 395. 6d.®4os. . Petroleum at Ant
werp firm at 84%( Cotton declining at
Havre at 103 f,
(By Telegraph to the FMB burgh Gazettal
HAVANA, August 27.--Daring July
and August no vessel of war of the
United States has touched at Havana.
Intelligence has been received here
from Los. Tunas that' Col. Bengazi, with
his convoy, bad reached that town in
A schooner in the service of the lueur
gents recently landed a cargo of
arms at Sevilla Bay, in the southern part
of the eastern department. The Spanish
troops soon after captured the schooner.
and at last accounts wtagg for the
arms, which had beenn into the Se
villa mountains, adjacent to the bay.
Polities In Tennessee.
tlty Telegraph to thePltteburgh _Gazette.] '
Neswvmr.a. Attgust 27.—Ex-Presideni
Johnson arrived this forenoon on his way
to Red Suiphur Springs. He, will re
main in Nashville several days. •
Horace Maynard, Hamilton, of Shelby,
Thornburg, of Jefferson, and other lead&
jog. Radical Republicans, arrived this
fbrentxm. They held a meeting this af
ternoon and adjourned till to-morrow.
The object of the meeting has not
transpired. Various surmises ere,
afloat, one that they are to take
steps for a thorough reorganizatiod
of the party, and as a necessary, incident
thereto to demand • the removal of all
Banter Federal office holders in the
State. Another is that they contemplate
during Governor t3enter's abSence seta,
ing the State Government. This latter.
is hardly 'Probable. The majority of ,
those present are members of the late
AY, AUGUST 28, 1869.
[Br Telegraph to toenttateurgh Gazette.]
Wnsomenuo, August 27, 1869.
. , Ss Oratory Rawlins had recovered sulll
centlir this morning to visit the War De
porta:tent fora short time,
Prom present appearances the forth
coming monthly statement will make a
very favorable showing Notwithstand-
ing the beaVy payments-or the Govern
ment during the current month, it LB
now thought the reduction will reach at
least tworndliona,
Parties direct from Part Smith, Ark.,
report the Indian tribes in that vicinity
as very quiet and industriously engaged
in farming operations generally. L The
crops in that section of the Stateare in a
most Bbortsbing conditiom cotton prom
isiog notOmoually large yield. The In
diana on the Rot Smith Reservation are
said to be watt pleased with thesubsti
tution of zuilltary far civil ellicerato con
duct the bushman of the. Government
with thew.
The esmptreiler of Currency bas pre
pared a Ciro**. to cashiers or National
Banks, requesting a detailed statement
of items of which their coin or specie
account M composed. The information
is desired for general or . statistical pur
poses, and hoe with any reference to the
Condition of the banks .-in this -respect.
The statement is required from the
morning of September St.h.
ly Telegraph to the Plttaburgb Gazette.l Worm. August 26, 1369:
In the Fenian. Congress to-day bhe re
port of the Committee. on claimants to
representation gave rise tea long diem.
Edon. It wasdeolded that Circles not in
good standing shall not be repreiented,
but that Circles may be restored 'to goody
standing by the Congress and allowed
Another charge has been made against
the notorious Lawrence alias Matt; Be
dell, for swindling Murray, Nelson de
Co., of Chicago, out of 18,000 worth of
flour. It is alleged that Bedell admit
ted the charge to the agent to accOM b u t
him, who visited him In his ell. t
says he has been made a tool of by
The Oxford boat arrived at the ship at
Mortlake at 5 o'clock, vJ minutes and 7 .
seconds.' The news of the victory was
received by the English cable at the as
sociated press aka in this city at :one
o'clock and four minutes, just twenty.
mi antes and thirteen seconds afterwards.
The messenger was obliged to carry the
dispatch three-quarters of a mile on
horseback, part of the way through
dense crow to the nearest telegraph
station, at Mortlake, and the actual g time
of transmission was only t waive minutes.
Additional Markets of Telegraph. •
NEW ORLEA.Nti, August 27.—Cotton:.
receipts for the week were 432 bales; ex
port coastwise were 2;138 bales; stock on
band 797 bales; receipts to-day were 141
bales; sales 16 bates; middlings nomin
ally at 32c. FloUr: superfine very scarce
at 85,80: do,tatile extra scarce at 86,37:
treble extra in good supply at 16,69.
Corn: mixed whlte9sc®ll,oo. Oats
6d@700./ Bran 61,0234. Hay dull; sales
at $2:7428. Pork unchanged: bacon
163fd. sugar cured hams sold at 23@26c.
Lard: tierce 2A34e; keg 2. 9 .30. Sugar Cot
fee, Molasses and Whisky are dull and
BUFFALO. Aug. 27. Flour inactive and
unchanged. Wheat—buyers and sellers
are wide apart; no purchases and impos
sible to give quotations.' Corn dull; car
lots are selling at 90@$1. Oats dull and
heavy; sales 8,000 bu Ohio new at 50c.
Rye unchanged. Barley nominal. Seeds
very dull. Pork steady at $34,60 for
heavy mess. Lard steady at 1834 c. High
wines easier but scarce; sales of 100 bbla;
lots'offered at $1,21.
August 27.—At open board
the market ruled quiet and the transac
tions were only settlements which were
made at lower figures than on 'change:
No 2 wheat closed at 5 1 ,2814@1,29, seller
the month; seller • September in fair de
mand; closed at .151,223501,23 for No. 2.
Corn mod..rately active. closed at 87(4)
87 1 4 c. seller August; 83®86}0. seller
September. thits quiet at 444 c. seller
September; seller August flint at 45@).
OSWEGO, Aug. 2 7.—F1our unchanged;
sales 1,00 bbls.l Wheat quiet; sales 10,-
000 bush amber Michigan at $1,50 for No.
1; Milwaukee Club is held at $1,601 No.
2 do. f 1,45. Corn quiet; No. 2 nominally
at $l. Lake imports were 30,000 bush
wheat, 8,000 bush corn. ,Panal exports
were 23,000 bash wheat.
Monnery l!eport.
The Physician to the Board of Health,
Jr. W. Solvely, makes the following re-.
turn of deaths in the cityof Pittsburgh,
for the week commencing August 14th
and ending August 21st, 1869:
There were 44 !deaths, of which 23 were
males and 2t females; 42 were white and.
2 colored. !
The causes o f death were: Old 'age,
three, drowned one, - hernia one, aphthae
one, syphilis one, cerebral congestion
three, cerebro•spinai meningitis ma% ea
lampria two. marasmus two, enteritis,
two, peritonitis three, diairherione, dys
entery one,"cholera infanturn twelve. ty
phoid fever two, typhus fever one, gastric
favor one, scarlet lever one; hemoptysis
one, pneumonia one, tuberculosis one,
still born two.
Of the above kl ‘ rere were 17 under 1
year; from 1 to 2. 10; 2 to 5,1; sto 10, 2;
10 to 15, 1; 'l5 to 20, I: 20 to 80, 3: 30 to 40,
8r 40 to 60,1; 60 to 60, 1; 60 to 70, 2, and
70 to 80, 2. - Total 44.
1 , . Drowned, Almost. • :
1., Friday afternoon a boy of twelve years,
while bathing in•the Monongahela, near
1 the southern , end of the Birmingham
bridge, astonished his. companions by
[ diving under a raft fifteen logs wide. In
.attepipting e repetition of the perform
ance ho remained under the water so
long a time that his associates' became
alarmed, and after a little search found
his body and took it ashore, 11th to all
appearance being extinct. They seat for
a pbvaielan. and at, once set about to re
suscitate him, in whiab, most happily,
they were successful, Dr. J. D. Thomas
arriving at the river bank Just as !One
of- returninglite were apparent. The
lad, weir, carried to hie home, his almost,
fracAlo Mother joining the prooesslono
her grief : exchanged - , for joy as she ob.,
served that her boy 6111111 ml.
(rip Over tue Central Passenger
Rail way — improvements in the New
Warns—How the Day was Spent.
A "trip to the country," to the deni
zens of the "smoky city," is under al
most any circumstances a pleasure, even
tocontemplate, but when realized under
such circumstances as we were permit
ted to enjoy it yesterday, the pleasure
and enjoyment is beyond description.
Through the courtesy of Chas. P. Duff,
Esq., we receive() an invitation to sworn-
pauy an excursion party over the Central
Passenger Seaway, the acceptance of
which We had no cause to regret.
At half past ten o'clock yesterday
, 1
morning the party, consisting of the
President of the Company, E. P. Jones,
Es q„ a P. Duff. Esq.,
Arthur'', EN., H. W.. Oliver. Jr. , Chas.
Jeremy, R. J. Powers, Gan
A. L. Pearson, Col. Wm. A. Herron, R.
13. Herron, Superintendent of the road,
and several representatives of the city
press, assembled at the office or R. J.
Powers, Esq., Grant Street, and soon
after started 'on the excursion in one of
the new ears of the company, which had
been detailed for the purpose.
After a pleasant ride of about twenty- 1 1
five minutes the car stopped apposite I
the residence of the President, Mr. Zones, 1 1
where a short time was devoted to re
fresbments sad viewing the resident's
grounds, thelocation of which is, in the
true sense of the word, delightful. At
ter partaking of some excellent domes
tic wine and delicious fruit, grown upon
the premises, the entire party were es
corted ever the _grounds, fromthe suzamib
of which a most charming and magnifi
cent view is presented. Mr. Jones has
in course of ereetion a splendid mansion,
which, when ,completed, wfil be one of
the finest residences in the city, and I
we might say with safety, in the western I
part of tla3State. The structure presents '
a front of 80 by6o feet deep, with a
' tower 75 feet high in the cent% and is
of the castellated style of_architecture.
The building is of brick, but is being
painted stone colorpand will be finished
on the inside with hard wood. We re
gret that our limited space dose not af
ford room for a more full description of
this splendid structure, as it wilb not only
to a credit to the city, but is an evidence.
of the good taste and enterprise of the
. After an TX hour sp ent pleasantly, the
trip was resumed and a few minutes'
ride brought us to the present terminus
of the road, at the junction of Herron
and Madison avenue; in the Thirteenth
ward, where the company's car house
and stables are situated.
TELE STABffices ,LE%
The car house,. oand stables - of
the company are all under. one roof.
The building is a frame, two hundred
and forty.two feetin length, twenty-four,
feet wide at one end and sixty at the
other, two stories high.- Tne lot upon
which the structure stands is a triangu•
lar piece of ground, lying between Wadi
eon and Herron avenues, Over the car
house a splendid hall has been arranged
and will be fitted up for the use of the
public. The stable is entered from the
ear house and is arrang ed for the accom
modation of seventy miss and is sup
plied with hydrant water. Mr. George
Corbit was the contractor for the con
etraction or the stables, and also for Mr.
.Jones' new house, which we have re
ierred to above.
ILE tutos's
After an exa nnaon of the stables;
Mr. A. G. Herron, the Superintendent of
the road, took the party in charge and
conducted them to his residence on Her
ron's Hill, at the- head of Line street, a
short distance from Herron avenue,
where a most delicious lunch was served
and dispatched by the excursionists with
a zest, which gave ample evidence of
their appreciation of "mine boat's" way
of doing things., After the lunch came
cigars and a rest of a few mnments, when
the party were escorted to "Fort Herron,"
the highest point within the city limits.
From this commanding eminence a most
delightful view of the city , and its eur
roundings is presented. The threerivers,
Allegheny city, a large portion of the
old city and the South Side boroughs can
be seen on the south and went, and to
the north-etyn lies Bloomfield, Shady
side and Eist Liberty, . Willie Belitield
`lies at the base ot the eastern side of the
hill. In all 'the villages last named,
which are. now portion of the city, a
spirit of progress is manifested.. Neat
and tasty cottages,- - inhabited and in
course of erection, may be seen by hun
dreds in every direction, through the
valley, while lIPOII almost every slight
eminence looms np a palett e l mansion,
the private residences of our capitalists.
So marked is the improvement, when
viewed from this point; that if continued
a few years the entire scope of country
between the hill andthe eastern city line
will present the appearance of a city.
. The present company was incorneMted
.with a capital- of $30,000, under a, new
charter of a most liberal character, grant
ing them the right to purchase the fran
chises and., propertyi.of the Minereyl lie
Coinpany; to extenfi' their line to East
Libi-ity and have cbtitror of all lateral
roads - otitinecting with - the main -line.
The stook was readily', taken and the
company was organised -by the election
of the . following. oflioelp; President k E.
P. JontLe, Esq.; Vice'President andTkeas
urer, Max. K. Pdoorhead;'tecretary, C.
P. Duff; Superintehdent..E. G. Herron;
Directors.-R: Arthnrs, Charles Jeremy,
R. L. MoNish,"Esqs.,-and IL W. Oliver,
Jr. The road from 'Fourth avenue and
Market street to , its !Present terminus itt
two and a half milesin length,
,and had;'
log been repatrosioverlts entire lengtb,
Is in excellent oceidition., The Company
havexeCently placed six new 'care, upon
the road and haVeln all eleven cars and
'thirty-seven horses 'in- Ine,"but intend
soon to add several ears and increase the ,
number of horses to seventy. The - road
mist evidently Deem:tide, paying, ihstitttp.
Sion. In consequence rifathe rapid
provement of that portion of the city,
where It now, terminates and through
which it will pule when extended to East
Liberty, as it will be at no distant day.
• .13ACN'TO THE oliT.
• The excursion party, after having
spent it, delightful day , enjoying the
pure' fresh air from Herrotes, and
surrounding hills, and admiring the
beuti of the surrounding country,
returned to the city In the special car,
when they. „separated, each retiring to
his respective place of bikebuess, feeling
greatly _ invigorated and , well plaited
with the day% 'ettlawnment.'
, -
Rzeoived, That oar thanks are due - to
the Directorsof Ralston Sub-District foi•
'the use of their large and well arranged
building for our sessions,
Revived, We acknowledge otur
tions and heartily tender oar thanks to
the gentlemanly reporters of the prelim
for their very fall and correct report or
our proceedings. Also, to Rev. W. Evans
for his very excellent and entertains ex
ercises in reading. Also, to leteSsrs..Fo.z.
and Jones, of Cleveland. for contributing
so largely to the general interest of the
liviolved. That drawing should hive a
place in all the public achoolsototar
and that we consider Bartholomew's sys
tem of Drawing as the most complete
system published, and most cordially
recommend its adoption by the local
Resolved, That in: ,the opinion of nal
Institute the practice of hunt gyinnastice
In the school room is invaluable, 'and
should be adopted by every Ceacher;and
that the teachers adopt means for estab
llshirig a uniform system In all oar pub
lic schools.
The election for Contaiittee ma -Perms.
pent certificates, was eonclixied, and - re
aulted In the election' of the following:
Messrs. A. Boat, D. .11. IL
Eaton, Philotns Dean, and Miss Jennie
Ralston. " • - -
The roll was Called, after which brief
addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Evans,
r. Heitman, and Dr. Damian, the latter
two being, memtiet:s of the central Spoil
of Education.
Mrs. Anna T. Rendall'was,lntioduced
and give an ekriiitionar3rentertaiiiment.
The lady pcissesaesgreat ability, andr•dur
ing the session of the Institute, has con
tributed much to the enjoyment of those
in attendance. • - • - •
Mr. ".Pryor, who delivered a lecture
Thursday on 'a:lnfinite Ilium:ors," made,
a few remarks by way of explanation of
his theory..
The Institute then adjourned, final] .
South Common, Aileglieny.
:The residents on. Stockkot avenue,.
west of hederal street, it would seein c aro
to be the last to be thought of in the,
Prosecution of the -Park improvements.
although among the first to be taxed..
this neglect may he owing to the fact.
. .
that that portion'of the' Conkritons had
already been graded and much improved
at private expense. of the abutting prop
erty. and this reason '
for delay might
e. If thikpark • or street authorities
would only take care of tne groundstuld
avenue, and keep'them from perversihn
to unlawful uses and , abuses. Express
wagons are permitted day by day td. oo
copy the grounds sad the avenueltself,
almost to the exclusion of private vehl
- At the interaocAlon of the avenue
with r ede rai . -atreeAl .l'agtus genera/1y
stands. on the, ',narrow space enNIF , _
so much of •the,carrlige•lvel rus e-. ' that vete carriagenah only enter by careful
driving, and this part , of the avenue, be
ing unpaved, to sadlycut up by the'horsea
that stand %there, whereby the 'gutter la
obstructed atidthe drainage tram-above
arrested. producing au unsightly
hole. Whether 'sit lbe - ittrk, Coombs
siOrleiS or, the &tract Commissionerjhat
should be maledicted forperraittingluch
'things to rem a in 1 Has the Weyer no
'duty of enforcing the ordinaneft where
their violation Is at the same tittle so pal
pable and so culpable , 4 •
Jenkins. in the presenee' of an'immense
crowd of spectators, crossed the gorge
below Niagara Falls on the Stith inst. on
-a machine of his °am invention, without
the velocipede motion. The machine was
propelled by a groove and, cog attach.
Last Day of the institute-.summin g ti p
—Resolutions A dopted.
The Institute met at nine o'clock yes
terday morning, and the exercises were
()Perked witkeinging.
Mr. Taggart was announced to lecture,
bat was unavoidably absent. The time
allotted for the lecture was occupied by
brio( addresses, chiefly upon the bene
ficial results of the Institute and the ex
cellent manner in which it had been eon ,
ducted` Remarks were made by Mr-
Eberhardt, of Beaver county, Mr. Mur
phy, Stipetlntendent of Axmatrong coun
ty schools, Mr. Holmes, of the Franblin
District, Mx. Bunt, of the Ralston Die.-
strict, -and Mr. Squires, of the O'Hara.
District. •
, Mr. RellY, Chairman °lithe Coin
mittee on Resolutions,. submitted the fol
lowing report, which was unanimously
b l ?eacqvcci4 By the teaehers of Public=
Imola of the Qty of Plttsburglry.asserzi
din yearly Ins titute. That we rejoice.
tat m e sures the improvement
teachers are- now. recognized danp of
vided for in, this Commonwealth.. That
we hail this as smother recognitkut by
our Legislature of that great principle
laid down by the illustrious founder or
our State, viz.:- "That which 'makes
good constitution must keep it, namely
mete 14 wisdom and virtue, qualities
that, because they descend. not with a
worldly inheritance, must be carefully
nropagated by a virtuous educattniapf
` Resolved, That inasmuch as the
school teachers of thts city are paid year—
urd salaries, the vacations including Sat
ays are paidt for as well as- the teach
ing time,
and it is, therefore, their duty
to attend such institutes as may be held
by the authority of the city Superintend
ent during vacation-for the benefit of the.
teachers, and that we request the Central
Board of Education to take , each action.
as will clearly define the duty of the
teachers hi this respect.
.ilesolveel. That we pretest against any
Act of Assembly whteh woraid - cancel
teacheisr certificates given as permanent,
believing such action to be &violation of
vested rights, degrading to the profession
of teaching, and,. therefore, unwise and
P.solvec4 That in. Prof. Geo. J. Luckey,
oar City Superimendent, we recognize.
an honest and conscientious man, and
appreciating his efltirts to advance the
cause of Common School education, we
pledge him our honest co•operation to
sustain him, In all his efforts to elevate
the educational standard of our city
Rssolved., That in closing the exercises
of this Institute. we can truly say,
was good for us to be here." We have
been refreshed, strengthened and enoour--
aged to enter upon the labors or the new
year t 'and to better discharge the resport
bible duties devolving Upon us asTeach-