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CITY 9,11) SUBCf#I3.AN.
TELE G..sfarrs is ftemished.is Me oily
for six days of Me week for 18 emus per
week; by mail; riper annum: 8 mos.. 32.
Slight Froßt yesterday morning.
Autumn came in beautifully yesterday.
The Allegheny l'ollee were paid off yea
Bue'nem at the Allegheny Mayor's of
fice,vras light last month.
Straw Hats, linen coa and similar
wear have suddenly disa ppeared within
a few days. - j!
The Firemen's aquatic ctntest promises
to be an exciting affair. Both crews are
Sixteen prisoners were taken from the
county jail to the Work Home yester
day, increasing the number of inmates
of that institution to sixty-four.
Seriously 1111.—Bev.-John Douglass,
D.-of this city, we • regret to learn has
beeti confined to his room by serious ill
ness during the past week. Though not
yet convalescent hopes are entertained
that he bas passed the critical period and
will soon be able to again occupy his pal
Aquatic —Articles of agreement have
been signed, and a deposit of fifty dol.
lars a side made, by . Joseph Kaye, Jr.,
and Patrick Luther, for a three mile race
over the . Allegheny;course, to take place
Saturday, September 4th inst. The race
is to be for a purse of 1300, and as'the
contestants are both known to be ex
perts at walling, a lively 'race may be
Slight Fire.— Yesterday afternoon
about four o'clock ,an alarm of fire was
struck frOm box 76; Blady ,street. The
alarm was caused by the burning of the
roof attached to Father Burke's house,
near the Soho bridge, on Second avenue.
The Relief steamer was out and the
flames were subdued before any damage
was done. , The fire is supposed to have;
originated froui a defective flue.
The Prew Fifth . Ward School.,—The
formal opening of the Filth Ward"(Alle
glteriy) Public School building, corner of
Fulton and rage streets; willitake place
this evening at 7% o'clock , : Music by
the Allegheny Quartette plub,, and sev
eral addresses may be 9pected. Parents
and guardians of the children of the
ward, and all others friendly to the
cause of popular e,dacation are cordially
invited to be preeent.
New Officef—Hereafter City Superin
tendent Luckey and Secretary :Sergeant,
of the Ceniral' Board of Education, will
be found atLheir new office, No. St
Fourth avenu `which-was occupied for
the first time yesterday. The rooms are
located in the third•stOry of the building,
and have been tilted up. in a tasteful and
comfortable manner. The meetings of
the Central. Board will also be told at
this place in the future.
Absconding Bearder.—A few days ago
a stranger obtained boarding at the house
of Mr. Showers. in the Third ward, 'Alle
gheny: Tuesday nightlthe new bittariler
disappeared without any formal leave
taking or making arrangements for the
settlement of his little bill. Simulta
neous with his departure eighty-nine dol.
tars disappeared from the pocket-book of
his room mate, who had in the confi
dence of human nature left the article in
his pants when retiring to rest. The
Allegheny police were notified, but the
chap by this time is doubtless beyond
Another Itobbery. 7 —Yesterday after
noon aboyd four o'Cloek, two young men
entered the. store of Mr. Wm. Welty,
in the Sixth ward, Allegheny, and while
one attracted the attention of the atten
dant, alittle boy; to the back part of the
store, the other went through the money
drawer, abstracting therefrom about
$3B. The robbery was not discovered
until the proprietor came in sometime
after and examined the drawer for the
missing lands. From the dlscription of
the men, given by the boy, ne identified
them is two well known char:titers, and
accordingly made information before
Mayor Drum last evening. ' A warrant
Fire Alarm Telegraph.
The following is the report of the Su.
psrintendent of the Fire Alarm Tele
graph, showing the timber of alarms,
number of fires, number of strokes on
the bell, estimated amount of property
destroyed and the . insurance thereon tor
the month of Augut: - . •
There were • seven fires during the
month. The number of blows struck on
the central bell, 365; on the Seventeenth
ward bell, 222; on the TWanty-third Ward
bell, 155. Total amount of loss. 0,235.
Total amount of insurance, $415. Lar
gest fire of the month. boop-skirt facto
ry. of. Shirboles Ze Livingston. on the
11th. The loss at this fire was 5560. In
sured for ;435.,.
Mr. J. H. Wadsworth, a farmer, from
West. Deer township,. came to the city
Tuesday with a load of straw, which he
disposed of and - afterwards entered a ea
loon on Penn, street where he took sev
eral drinks. While in the saloon two
'young men, according to his statement,
prevailed upon him to take a ride out the
road. The party got in the wagon and
when in a piece of woods near East Lib
erty the young men attacked him,
knocked him down- and after stamping
him until he was insensible "went
through" his pockets - and relieved him
of $25; all the money he had. When be
returned to conciousness he ran to East
Liberty, arriving there about eleven
&clock, and remained until. next morn-
Ang. His horses were found the next
day tied tb the fence, but nothing has
,beeti; heard of the villains who.perpetra
4ed the robbery.
A Merited Appointment. • -
~. We. Yearn with pleasure that Robert
McCready. one of the moat efficient de
tectives on • the 'Mayor's force, has re
calved the anpointment of A ssistant As
stitUtior of "the Twenty-second ;District.
tThe ' appointment could ' no t have' been
given to a better'man. Mr. McCready is
a.maqtkif quick; isnot: l oton and exCellent
busineas qualification. He was a good
soldier, having entered the army as a
.:, private and rose to the' rank of Lleuten
, ant by promotion for meritorious con
deal. Oar only regret is losing the ser,
vices of Mr. McCready as a:detective, as
it will be a dlfikiult maths to procure a
man to fill his piece in _that capacity.
Hisintelligetice, ready perception and
• unequaled daring rendered -hien an Olt
Ment and effective (Meer. ' We Vongra:itl4
late him,-however, on his promotiorwee
hi remuneration Will, in the service pr
1 e United States be more in acaordancO
ith his abilities ,than; the pittances ho
was matting• frotq the ititY ' '
Interesting_ inght of
'Thirty Minutes , oh the Paveznent of
the Mayor's Office—Arrest of one or
the Participants—Escape of the Other.
About ten o'clock last night while en
gaged in conversation with several gen
tlemen, on the corner of Fourth avenue
and Smithfield street, our attention was'
attracted to the Mayor's office pavement,
where a small party of men were assem
bled and engaged in blasphemous con
versation which might have been heard
fully two squares away. The. mutual
abuse of each other, between two of the
prominent figure!, eoon led to blows, and
we at once repaired to the scene to watch
the progress of the fight having full con
fidence in the stayawaytiveness of the
police until the skirmish was over. We
found the pugilists to be two well known
charactertqwhose lives have been marked
with court trials, penitentiary confine
ment and pardons, all through the
effects of, bad whisky and pugnielous
dispositions—excepting the pardon busi
ness which resulted from an over
confidence in human nature, on the part
of their respective friends. They fought
and "fit" wickedly.for twenty minutes,
by the watch, and succeeded admirably,
to use a classical expression, in putting
an additional head on the shoulders of
each other. Friends interfered and a
cessation of hostilities ceased for thrce
minutes, when a mutual interchangepf
Opiniodoccurred, in relative to the ms
cular inferiority of each other. Several
fine - specimens of neatly coast - fumed
sentences, in whim holy names were
ingeniously interblended with a femi
nine noun singularly suggestive Of Sirius
the reigning star, and then" they 'went to
work again. Blows were exchanged in
rapid succession and/With good effect,
bringing the claret"' in such copious
draughts as to fully substantiate Har
vey's discovery/that blood will flow.
They interlocked arms In a brotherly
embrace, and then with a thud both
tumbled to 7 the pavement, rolled'over
into the Fitter and kissed mother earth
throughlhe soft aides of cobble atones.
One ofllem, who was the better pugi
list/got the head of his friend in
chancery and proceeded to make an im
ression using the flexors and extensors
of his good right arm with telling effect.
They were separated for round third.
No intermeddling l'Uharlie" had yet up.
peered, although by the watch twenty
rive minutes had passed away. We
wanted the colors made complete at this
stage' of the mill, for red there was
,enough in blood, white, there was
plenty in the pale faces of the powerless
on-lookers, but the blue Was missing.
A few personal remarks passsed when
one of the participants • made a feint
to draw something out of his pocket,
perhaps a knife, nerhepa a pistol
or perhaps a city ordinance but, what i
ever the movement meant, t was a sig
nal for the other
-to launch forth,a terrifie
blow squarely Into The ''smeller"—that's
what the b'hoys call the nasal organ—
and the battle was renewed. Both came
to mother earth and rolled over into the
gutter, and beneath a carriage immedi
ately under the heels of a pair of horses,
both of which had the sound• equine
sense neither to kirk nor to move, nor to
aid in any manner in healing the woes of
our heroes. - Like the pollee, they
kept perfectly quiet. Our pugilists,
iti thisx.awkWard position remained
for , abddt three ,minutes, both en
deavoring to gouge and bite, notwith
standinglhe fact that such proceedings
were-out of order and foul (according to
rule VI of the P. It.. code, page 7 of
Green's Manly Art of Self Defense). No
aquatic sport was present to cry foal,
however, and neither one felt just at
that juncture like taking water or a
waterman'a tactics as much as blood.
They parted. Twenty-eight minutes
by the watch, and yet no police. The
crowd of spectators at this time was quite
large, and a gentleman proposed
forming a ring, but the ropes
were not laid, and this master
ly exhibition of muscular strength
and endurance under'the gas light of the
Mayor's office, at ten , of the clock ,on a
clear and pretty Septernber,flight,
Burned no more dignified' or romantic
character than a street brawl, an ordi
nary, plebeian fisticuff; in fact, we are
ashamed to admit, for the Sporting renu
tation of our parkiesa community, that
this magnificent affair will enter into
history as a rough and tumble street
fight, and nothing morel
Round four was commenced In good
style. One of the parties got in a stnnner
on the gridirons (ribs) of the other,
which was returned by a bunch of fives
lodging in the "bread basket" (stomach)
of the giver. Then a sockdohiger landed
in the "potato trap" (month) of the big
ger man, bringing him to a pavement
contract, and both now went to work in
right go od earnest. We, sickened •and
out of pity exclaimed, "is Pittsburgh
pennyless, parkiess and .polleeless?"
But no, relief for Lucknow was now at,
hand, and -a full body of maced, men
darted around the corner and gaols as
thought the ring was broken and the
pugilists separated. Word had been
telegraphed to Capt. Reed, who dispatch
ed a squad at once to the place. One of
the party was arrested, while, through
some Misunderstanding, the other, in
charge of the arresting officer, took a
walk in a different direction than to the
tombs and escaped. •
Seriously, the affair was a disgrace to
the city, and while we cannot with any
justice find fault withthe Mayor or irl i •
deed with his .police, for permitting the
occurrence to go on so long unnoticed,
still it shows a lack of organization and
an imperfect distribution of the forces.
Had the fight occurred at a later hour or
in a different locality than, on the very
pavement of the Mayor's office, we
should express no surprise that it lasted
half an hour before the guardians of the
night put'an pad to the sanguinary pro
ceedings. ,• •
Now comes the sequel or fanny part of
the- story. On visiting the tombs we
found that one of the pugilists had been
incarcerated early in the evening for die
orderbc,Conduct on Smithfield street.
That the man with whom he subs°.
quentiy bad the mill left an ample for
feit with . Capt. Reed' for his appearance
this morning, and procured his release;
and that.. the party had merely
passed through the hall of Os
Mayor's . Office to the ' street when
the fight between them ,:took place.
It looks as if the prlioner had been taken
nut for the purpose of having the fight.
Both men were terribly used up, and
'tholr, faces wore almost beaten into jolly.
Their punfahment at each others hands
- seems enough penalty for their innocent
amusement, but yze presume they will
be severely dealt with by the authorities,
We cut the fulloviing from the Cape
Ann Weekly Advertiart, and gladly give
it a place in oar columns: 44 0 n Tuesday
morning we received, a call from Mr.
James Conner, one of the largest whole
[Jai° grocers and fish dealers in Pitts.
burgh, Penn., who bas'been iii town the
past week, negotiating for a supply of
mackerel direct_ from our dealers, and
has already, purpbased the largest lot
ever bold to any western dealer in one
day. In this he has shown a commend
, able spirit of enterprise, and has saved
at loot one profit. This will be greatly
,to the beitedt of his patrons, who: no
dodbt will appreciate :bis el/Mete serve
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PITTSBURGH , GAZETTE : ,THUESDAY, .$E
- 1111Nr HO CIL
cerotters Inquest-? - Ifiet Testbnotry and
The Coroners jury empannelled to In
quire,- inter the cause, and after what
manner,•Andrew Tierney came to his
death, met yesterday at half' past ten
oolock, when the following testimony
was taken:. •
Dr. Wm. H. Daly, sworn—On the e/n
-ing of the 28th of August at 8m _o'clock.
I was called in haat to see Andrei , Tier
ney (deoeased). Fanud him/lying iu
bed, suffering great agony. On turning
down the clothing and removing his
shirt discovered apout thtaie feet of the.
intestines protruding from a wound in
the hypocondriac region of the abdomen.
Explored the wound and found it lead
ing inward and upward, penetrating the
diapraghtn. TI knife passed between
the superior surface of the liver and the
wall of the abdomen to penetrate this
structure. /There was great prostra
tion from/ the shock to the system.
The fago t was ashy pale and the &inn
tenaneti wore an anxious expression.
After' returning the bowels, which was
a very difficult matter, owing to the na
taire of the wound, it was dressed with
-the assistance of Dr. Hamilton, who ar
rived about that time. There were two
other wounds—one in the right lilac re
gion, penetrating the abdominal wall;
the other in the ear, which was arrested
by the knife coming in contact with the
mastoid process, of the temporal bone.
This wound bled very copiously. The
next morning the man was pretty com
fortable, considering his condition.
When seen, reaction was still incom
plete. He was not suffering much pain
—anodynes had been administered to
control that. He spoke to me intelli
gently and answered my questions, but
seemed a great deal anxious about his'
condition and bad an enpression of ter
ror about his face, which is always
ominous in cases of that kind. Dr. Ham
ilton saw him with me on Sunday morn
itg at my request. I saw Dim again
Sunday evening alone. His condition
then was not materially changed, with
perhaps the exception of a very slight
improvement. I visited him again Mon
day morning about ten o'clock, finding
him in a very , critical condition, I was
informed that he had bad a change for
the worse about 4A. M. He was lying
on his back with his knees drawn up
breathing vel7 laboriotisly and irregu
larly, skin cold and "clammy: pulse
feeble and easily compressed; some re
storative measures were resor4ed to and
sometime daring the afternoon I
saw him again. At that time
there was evidence of rather better con
dition than in the evening, but he was
suffering violendmiln, and was with dlr.
ficulty restrainoln his bed, his delirium
was great. I administered some , medi
cine and he seemed quieter before I left.
About nine P. M., I called on Dr. W. R.
Hamilton and requested him to see the
man with me again, and on our way to
the house ISM informed that the patient
was dead. He died about half past eight
on Monday evening, forty-eight hours
after he received the injury. A post mor
tern examination was made about fifteen
hours after death. The man appeared to
be about thirty-five years of age, with a
strongly built frame. We made an in
cision frotn,the sternum to lower part of
the abdomen. We carried another in
cision from the navel to the back on the
right side, in order to expose the parts
that had sustained the injury with
out touching them with, the knife:
we found the wound about as I stated in
my evidence a moment ago, except that
I add that the wound was. larger on the
inner surface than on the outer one.
There was circumscribed portions of
peritoneal inflamation, in different parts
of the abdomen, and in the region of the
wound. That portion of the intestines
protruding' from the bowels was in
flamed by being exposed for a half hour
to friction with foreign matter. There
wasbut little blood found in the abclom
nal ' cavity, not over one half an
dunce. The wound in the diaphragm
was from an inch and a quarter to
one anu a half in length and rather of
a gaping character from its direction
across the muscular fibres. The wound
In the iliac region of the abomen was not
of much consequence; it penetrated the
wall. The wound in the region of the
ear was not of a serious nature, though
the hemorrhage ,was profuse.-:After a
close observance of the case my opi nion
is that the man died from the shockpro
duced by the upper wound in the abdo
men, and chiefly so from the fact that
the woundVenitrated the diaphraghm.
Dr. W..R. Hamilton, sworn—l attend
ed on the deceased. Was called - to see
him on Saturday al 9 P. it., found Dr.
Daly there returning the protruded In
testines. The man was In the conditioni
as described by Dr. Daly. I assisted the
Doctor in'drnenin g the man's injurie s.
Visited hitii with Dr. Daly the next
morning and-found him in the condition
as described-by the Doctor. I saw noth
ing more of. him until after his death.
Assisted in'tnaking the post mortem ex
amination. The external wounds were
as described by Dr. Daly. The length of
the upper wound in the integument was
about one and a half inches in extent,
situated in front of and beneath the
angle of the ribs, on the right side, in
the right hypocondriac region. The
wound on the insideot the abdomen was
of greater extent that the external
wound. There were evidences of peri
toneal infiamation, especially of that
portion of the intestine that had' protru
ded.. There was an opening in the dia
phragm as described by. Dr. Daly, and
confection of the lung, near tue wound.
Suctra wound could be Made with a
reaket knife. It is my impression that
the wOnini was inflicted by an under
out, and I think the wound enlarged as
the knife was' withdrawn. I have no
doubt the man tiled from the effects of
the wound Past referred to, from shock as
the consequenae, of the wound.
Michael Muiten, ivern—l saw the difil
catty between Michael Gill and deceased.
It was at Sriyder's saloon on Penrietreet.
Andrew Tterney, Michael Gill and ai man
named Burke were in there When' came
in, playing a gannet forty-fives::• Burke
went home, and Andrew Tierney wanted
me to have a game of cards with him.
Myself and Michael 'Gill; Jam Tierney
and Andrew Tierney played—John Tier
ney and Michael ,G 111... ,*ra pare
ners. AndreciTierney dealt the cards
and ptit seven cards to himself.' ' . John
Tierney told him he had seien cards.
He said, • no he had not: They commenc
ed to play thatband and 0111. !''t•enitred'
a card. and Andrew Tierney told him of
R. Gill said ho did not. Tierney, slap
ped the cards down andgot up from the.
table. We all got up. Andrew Tierney
said, "You - know Gill,' 'you - , reniged;'"
Gill maid,oYou are a liar, I did not" '"Yon'
call me a liar,"sald Tierney, and struck
Gillln the face. John Tierneyt,isame be
tween them and separated them. They,
commenced to argue agate.' 1113rHey said.
to Gill "if you call me a liar again I will,
punch you.", ".NeVer you , mind," said
John Snyder, "If there Is any punching
to be done I will do it," and he put An-:
drew. Tlerney,put of the house and 0111
weutbut imMediately after hfin. They
commenced tq HAht. outside,ohthe;Pave
ment, in front of'Snyder's.saloon, .tand
Were strlkingesich Mbar ! , I- liatiketiton,
a nd saw the blood scar Tierhe r y c la.
neck. , Ltkum In. clown% talhana
• and! saW s knife Iti 4 Atiolikatlitlrs lea
.a :. .. ' S ~f. ~. 1.~.i
ankle aid liiiiiifrhand on Tkiitiers
right shottlder,/k made a grab as his
. hand aniCitt,,•*o. if. He' drew his hand
sweir-froMintafia Oat - is 41!. saw - of
the knlfe.,lliey then let go , and Tierney
called out, "Gill, yon have killed me.
My guts are out." I did not see Gill
1 after that. Tierney walked home.
Wm. Ready, sworn—l was at the corner
of/Point alley and Penn street when the
-tlray occurred. I heard some men
making a great deal of noise on the up-
Der side of the street. It was between
half-past seven and eight o'clock. There
were five or six persons with me and we
went across to see what was the matter.
I saw two men having hold of each other,
a small man and a large one. The large
man had a knife in his hand. I made
the remark to part those men, that
one of them bad a knife. I went to
part them and some one pulled me
away and said to keep out of that muss
and I walked away. I heard the maq
say, "you have let my guts out." He
said it in Irish. The other man replied:
"Devil a knife I hadi .L then walked
back again to the man that was cut and
asked him where heas cut. He had
hie hand holding the Wound. Two men
came and took him wn Point street.
The other man ran across the street and
I think ran down Point alley.
John Tierney, swo —Deceased was
my cousin. I was with the party play.
lag cards the night, of the fight. (The
witness here stated what occurred in the
bar room.) Snyder pdt them out after
Tierney pushed Gill. Gill followed him
out, and as he was going out he said to
Tierney, "you will suffer for that lick
before you go home." He spoke it in
Irish. Snyder closed the dolor and then
I went out. As soon as Andrew saw me
he cried out, "oh John, , I am •killed, Gill
has cut my guts out with a knife. ' He
told me to hold the man. Gill stood back
In the crowd, and I started to take the
wounded man home. I did not . see the
knife. i .
After a few minutes' deliberation the
jury returned the following verdict :
“That the said Andrew Tierney came to
his death, Monday evening, August 80;
1869, at half past eight o'clock, by reason
of wounds inflicted with a knife in the
hands of Michael Gill, Saturday evening,
August 28,1869, near Sdyder's Saloon,
on Penn street, in the Firk ward, Pitts.
The Humboldt Executl4 Committee
Held its regular weekly meeting last
night and transacted a good deal of busir
near, but little of which was of public
interest. A change was made regarding
the pic-nic. Thb - badges are to be sold
at 25 cents each, and the possession of a
badge entitles each person to be trans
ported to and from the grounds at Friend
ship Grove and also to admission.
Dr. Gross very kindly offered the use
of his grove for the day, and the offer_
was accepted. The selection of this
grove will, we believe, be very satisfac
tory to all, as its freshness and ver
dure will be attractions, which the
much used Iron City Park can not offer.
Arrangements have been made with the
'Pennsylvania Railroad) for two special
trains to carry perso to the picnic
grounds. Mr. Kredel \ ns
Marshal of the divisi n of the pro.
cession from thenortho the rivers. The
procession is to form Sixth street,
right resting on Grant, t precisely 8
o'clock, on the morns g of the 14th.
The routeof procession must necessarily
be short in order to give time to hear the
addresses in Allegheny and lie at the-
Union Depot again by 12 o'clock.' A
large attendance'at the picnic is confi
dently expected on account of the sign!.
licence of the occasion and because of
the extremely reasonable charges.
The Committee resolved to endeavor
on Friday morning to secure subscrip
tions for as much money for the monu
ment as possible.
The rehearsals for the concert are go
ing on swimmingly. 1
The Park Commission has contracted
for the masonry of the foundation of the
monument, and Professor Blaeser has
been telegraphed to regarding the bust.
The Committee adjourned, to; meet
again on Friday evening. - 1
It will be good news to many of our
readers to learn that the famous "Conti
nental," next door below the Postoffice,
will be reopened to-day. The enterpris
ing proprietor, Mr. William Holtzheimer,
during the brief season it has been closed ,
has had the establishment renovated
and refitted throughout in the most
complete manner, which now places It
in the front rank for neatness, cleanll
nos and elegance. To-dory, in honor of
the reopening, the patrons will be treat
ed-to an extra dinner. prepared in that
style for which the "Continental" is so
peculiarly celebrated, when all the deli
cacies of the season, consisting in part of
reed birds and shell oysters, the first of
the season, 'green sea turtle steak and
soup; clams and'clam soup - , with other
innumerable dainties of a rare and
appetizing character, will be spread upon
the board. The:most fastidious epicure
will find something to tempt his appetite
at this royal feain„whieff will be worthy
of the oecasiotiand the reputation of the
establishment:- Mr. Hoitzheimer is de.
farmland upon'keeping tip the standard
of the "Continental," and the banquetof
to-day will giVwhis patrons a faller idea
of his supenor excellence as a caterer to
the public tastes,. while at the same
time it cannot fail to , be doubly gratify
ing 113 an evidence of the liberal prin
ciples' upon w.hlohnhe establishment is
to be conducted' hereafter. It is a pleas
ure to record evidences of this character,
()Tinniness tact au& enterprise, :which in
fAture, as in_fhl past ;will certainly
he amply reit - nine/R . od in 'increased 'pa
ronage and greater popularity than the
"Continental" has ever , yet enjoyed.
'A;. Pasteface has -been established at
.oakdale, on the, Pandandle RAilroad, .In
this county, and Mr. .David Johnston,
of- that place, commissioned Post
master. The village
out less .than two years ago, is already
spread over some two hundred acres of
arta. More than- fifty , houses have
sprung • into existence within a few
months. Among them are a tine hotel,
an express and.. telegraph othce, an ex
tensive - malthqusai s plabing, mill, saw
and grist mill, and a church and
academy triveii, been 'beguri and will
lih orHy he co mpleted, Oakdale Sta.
tion -,ls. : about ' one mile east of
Nobleatown,..apd.„ fourteen miles from
Ale ~ kittY - by. , rail. This , ' flourish
ing, new ; town - will quickly rival
.I!.l . Aleatowni its ancient beighbor. Its
:position and advantages are such that it
hide fair to beam.) an important center
and Mart for the rich agricultural dis
trict that surrounds it. Mr. O. H. .Thve,
cot tats ottY, had the sagacity to foresee the
.eligibility of the site, and purchasing it
some two years ago, laid out a town, and
by his characteristleliberallty and enter
prise has secured "the rapid and remark
able growth.we have referred to. ,
..M..,Johnso i , the new Postmaster, Is
Mr, Lovili eral agent, and hits by his
varefill MO utheloue management P unt '
Pt! gin . !Maui PlaccrinlPP.
EMBEIL 2,1: ;\:,
A very ingenious trick, by ivhich a
gang of swindlers are making money by
mutilating•national bank note?' of the
denominittion of flue dollars has been
exposed. The dodge consists of making
ten bills out of nine, and is so managed
that there is but one pasting to each of
the manufactured notes. The nine whole
bills are taken '
and from the right of the
first one-tenth is sliced off; from the
right of the second two-tenths, and so on
to number nine, from which nine
tenths are taken from the right, or what
amounts "to the same thing, one-tenth
from the left. Number one is pasted as
It is, with a tenth gone from , the 'right;
the one-tenth taken from number
one is pasted to the residue of
number two, from which two-tenths
has been taken; these two-tenths
are made to answer the place
of the three-tenths taken from num
ber three, and so on through. Thus
nine five dollar notes are completed,
leaving the original nurqber nine, with a
tenth gone from the left, as a tenth note.
It will be seen that hut a tenth is gone
from each bill, and in a different place
on every one, and a little ingenious past
ing makes the loss imperceptible to or
dinary observers. It is asserted that
large numbers of these mutilated bills
have been circulated. The rogues who
have carried out the fraud were cunning
in selecting the denomination they did.
Larger bills are scrutinized, and smaller
ones would not have been so remunera
tive. The department will not redeem a
bill which bears evidence on its face that
it has been tampered with, and we ad
vise our friends to scrutinize their five
dollar notes closely.
A remarkably singular and probably
fatal accident occurred near Noblestown
Tuesday evening. It appears that Mich
ael McGee, a laborer at- a coal tipple,
near Noblestown, Was In the latter place
Tuesday and after taking several drinks,
procured a quart of wbiskey which he
placed in his bide pocket, or Most proba
bly inside of his shirt, and started for
his _boarding house, a short distance
froth town, and oh the way fell down,
breaking the bottle and cutting a gash
in his . right side, under the ribs, about
three inches in length, penetrating the
abdominal cavity through which
the entrails protruded , about 'four
teen inches. He was found shortly
after the occurrence and removed to his
boarding house, and Dr. Barber summon
ed, and some time after Surgeon Don
nelly was sent for. Dr. Donnelly on ex
amination found the wound as described
above and several smaller wounds made
by the broken glass. The man having
no friends in this country, Dr. Donnelly
had him removed I to Mercy Hospital in
this city yesterday evening, where he
will receive all the attention necessary.
His recovery is considered very doubt
The receipts at the Mayor's office
ing the month of August, from fines,
etc., were heavier than thoSe of any pre
vious month during the year, although
there was not as much business done, so
far as the number of cases are concerned,
as in the preceding month. The follow
ing report showing the number of cases
disposed of and the amount of the re
ceipts, was presented to the Police Com
mittee at their meeting yesterday:
NUMBLIL OP CASES AND inFOßmATlOx3..tain
J all recelp , ts
At an early hour yesterday morning
some thief entered the house of Mr.
Lucius Osgood, on Nunnery Hill, and
carried off a vaulable gold watch. He
broke open a door in the rear of the
house to get in, and made his exit the
same way. One of the` inmatesof the
house saw him departing, but he had got
away before an alarm could be reliat.
Tuesday afternoon during the absence/
of the inmates, the house of Mr. lohnt
Kane, on West street, Third ward, Alle
gheny, was entered and a silver watch
and ten dollars stolen. The theft, must
have been in the house .sotue time as he
had evidently gone through It complete
ly, apparent in the manner in which
numerous articles were scattered over
the floor. This is the second time with
in a few months that the house has been
entered by daylight theives.
The alarm of fire • lkst night about
eleven o'clock, struck Om box 7,s;•cor
ner of Butler and Forty.eighth street%
was occasioned by the igniting of a quan
tity of 01l in EC still at the Standard Ott.
•Works, near the Shaipsburg bridge;
The fire was occasioned by a leak in the.
still which allowed the 01l to fall in the•
furnace and ignite. -For a time a serious
conflagration was imminent. but through
the strenuous exertions of the attendants
the filmes were keptin check, although
still burning at midnight. No fears,
however, were entertained of its doing
further damage than ,Olinsuming the oil
in the still. The loss Mild not be ascer
tained. Th. “Standard'r is owned by
'Messrs. Lockhart & Frew.
The following are the reports of the
Letter Carfiers for the month of August.
, rrrTssusaa. '
Mall Letters. 103,880 180,427
Drop Letters 10,742 4 18,853
Newspapers 35,512 2,738
Mall Letters 36,033
Drop Letters 5,147
“The Pittsburgh Real Estate Regis..
ter."—Farmers and others baying lands
for sale or exchange will find the, above
publication an excellent medium by
which they can bring their property be
fore the public. It is published by the
..enterprising Real Estate Apnts, Croft
and Phillips, No. 139 Fourth avenue, and
will be sent by mail. free:to any one re
questing it: The extensive Real Estate
business done by thia firm fully justifies
them in using, and circulating svaiiB, a
work of this kind. • Alt intbrination con
cerning their manner of doing business,
will oe found in the Register.
Forward your address and obtain a
copy, or call at their office as above. dw
Linen Table Ilamaess,
Dinner Napkins. i
A Rare Uhanee—The Hat store for sale
by. E. R. Wllsoo. See advertisement:
Probably Fatal Accident.
The Mayor's Mice.
Letter Corriere' Report.
Heat . Betate 1 Beal Estate! Leg
gate, auctioneer, invites the special at
tention of btryers to the fine list of city
and anburbaix property he has at present
for sale. - The good property of Mr. Ag
new, near Maysville, is to be sold by
auction on Monday next. For descrip
tive advertisement see seNiinth page.
For description and inspection of fine
Properties on North, Giant, Lincoln,
and Western avenues, Beech, , ' Sheffield
and Anderson streets, call at Mr. Leg
gate's office, 159 Federal street,' Alle
Tne 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, unreireshing sleep, low
spirits, feverish burning% etc. which are
the symptoms of that horrid disease,
Dyspepsia, which assumes a thousand
shapes, and points towards miserable
life and premature decay. PLANTATION
Birrans will prevent, overcome and
counteract all of these effects. They act
with unerring power, and are taken with
the pleasure of a beverage.
BlAcasoma WATEL—Superior to the
best imported Garman Cologne, and sold
at hall the price. .
A Fair Trial will convince every lady
who uses it that Milk of Violets is the
moat elegant and effectual dosmetio 'ever
produced by all druggists and fancy
goods dealers. V. W. Brinckerhoff, N.
Y., sole Wholesale Agents.
Tarlatans. Be'rEs er Bann's.
Real Estatc—Sed advertisement of
McClung it Rainbow,. Real Estaie
Insurance Agents, 193, 197 and 199 Cen
tre avenue. • ' tf.
Constitution Water is a certain cur
Diabetes and all diseases of the
nays. For eale by all Druggists.
AT Oak Grove, Wisconsin, on Bun ay
week, Mr. Richard Hayland was exhibit
ing his horses to two visitors, and, to
show their good qualities, -hitchid-them
to a McCormick reaper, which he mount-.
ed, and started his team. The horses
started up suddenly, the machine struck
a stone, Mr. Hayland was thrown from
his seat, was struck by the reel, falling
on the platform and ground. The sickle
struck him on the top of the head, cutting
his hat about the middle, passing down
ward-diagonally, severing the ear from
the scalp, cutting the carotid artery, and
the arm just above the wrist, and through
the chest, exposihg to view the lungs,
and cutting the suspender on the back
nearly in two. Instantly the men sprang
to his assistance, but he was dead whey
taken froth the machine. -
—The United Trishman publishes an
editorial relative to the bintal:treatment
of Fenian prisoners, twenty-two in all,
in England. One, ,named Cooney, has
been driven toad, and another, named
Hayden, beaten until his life has been
despaired of. The tale of cruelties and
indignities heaped upon the, prisoners
has produced great excitement among
Irish citizens. Other revelations are
—The Private Club stable, on Broad
street, Philadelphia, was destroyed by
fire on' Tuesday night, and only one out
of about forty valuable • horses rescued,
and that one badly scorched. Several
carriages were saved, but a large number
destroyed. The loss is estimated at
. 199 00
. 241 09
. SO 00
• 300 00
—Charles S. Archer and other well
known merchants of New York city,
were arraigned before :he United States
Commissioner on Tuesday, charged with
making fraudulent returns of revenue.
The defendants claim tbat asblack mail"
is at the bottom of the affair.
—The commencement exercises of
Brown University, Providence, R. 1.,
took place yesterday. The graduating
class delivered orations In the First Bap
tist ch arch, In the presence of antinnsnal
number of the Alumni and friends of the
. GILL—On Tuesday. Argue 31st, at 83 &dank
i. 1. , WALTAR JAMES only son of
Wm. and Margaretts' Gill; aged 17 years, 1
month and 14 days. ' ,
ETIDPI9O TO D at O'CLOCt P. M. 4 from the
residence o. his parents, .No. 116 Market street.
Allegheny. . -
LEX. AIKEINi_._ ElltitEit-
ThaLER, Izo. 100 FOURTH STURM.
.ittaar6ll, Pa. COFFINS of all kInda,CMARES.
GLOVF.o, and or or) deaurlpclon of Funeral Bar.
Making Good 6 Irr Walled. Rooms ones
-nfzht. "Ctitnagl.3 farunn?..l foe city funerals at
82.00 each.; 1
Jacobuts, D: D., Thomari Ear,., Ja,,my
Miller, Eaa. •
DZETAKEES AND LIVERY STABLES,
oprnet • I EIANDLIiSKY BTREET AND MIMI&
AVRIRTIL Allegheny City, where their corr
Rocays me constantly supplied with real and
Staltatlon lu. ewood, .Mahogany and Walnut
Corans, at prices 1. arying from 44 to 4200. Bo •
diet prepared for in,rment. Hearses and Al"
!loges furnished: air°,ll , finds of /Warning
Goon, If required. Cllace span at al/Lows, day
JOSEPH METER & SON
Carriages for Funerals, $51.00 Each.
COFFMB and all Funeral Famishment at »-
WA.TORES, JEWELRY, &o.
- Hating juseretnried from the Hut with a
splendid stook of
Watches, Jewelry. Mlvertvare,
OPTICAL GOODS, &c.,
I Om now prepared to offer them at greatly re
duced prices.., , Call and examine betas pur
chasing elsewhere.. „
W. G. DUNSEATH,
JeiveUer. - .60 Fifth Avenue,
Anaii; . Opponie Masonic Hall.
HENRY 164 HALE,
Would respectfully inform his rieuds and
public( morally, that his
SPRING STOCK OF GOODS
HOLICINDIG AN EARLY CALL.
Corner of Penn. and. Sixth Stree
Ns. 424 PENN STREET.