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The Freshet In the Allegheny—The
[Special Dispatch to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
TicavorrA, Sept. 9, 1889.
The river is falling at the rate of three
Inches per hour. The tributaries have
nearly all ran out, and no great rise need
be feared. The damage has been quite
extensive in some sections. -
The railroads are again in good run
Slight showers during to-day.
The Mississippi Valley Commercial on.
vents:ls 'lliad Day's Proceedings—
Adjourned Sine Die.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette.l
- KEOKUK, lowa, September 9.—The
Mississippi Valley Commercial Conven
; ton reassembled this morning at nine
o'clock. The report of the Committee on
the Mississippi river and its tributaries
was called for, but the Committee not
. . being ready other business was called for.
An address prepared and put in print
by Mr. Dalhonde, of New Orleans, hav
ing reference to 'Louisiana and its re
sources, was presented and ordered to be
printed with the proceedings, without
A.' resolution was passed to petition
• : Congress to make an appropriation for
- holding a World's Fair in the Valley of
the Mississippi in 1871. -
A resolution was passed inpointing a
Committee to superintend the printing
of the proceedings. Mississippi
Committee on the Mississippi
; • , River then presented its report, or that
:. ; ry.q. part of its report of yesterday, which
;'..,•, ,:• was recommitted to it in the shape , of a
' . bill to authorise the construction: of a
bridge across the Ohio river, &c. .
Section first provides that any bridge
hereafter, built across the Ohip river shall
• • r Y z be made with continuous and unbroken
, apans, and the span across the main-low
- - 1 . 'water mark forty feet above high
water mark for the elevation of the bot
tom chord of the bridge. All the other
spans shall be at least three hundred feet
in length in the clear, and the span
crossing the , main low water channel
• . • shall be fully four hundred feet of unob
. structed passage way in all stages of
N - • Section two provides that bridges built
under this Act shall be at right angles
with the directiOn of the current in the
main channel, and the piers be always
. ;parallel to the current, and ttsi-___bridge
t 4 atIVI berso—ieesuni—thstlWotirrent of
; " the main channel shall move in a straight
- • , • line on4thousand feet above the bridge
and - five hundred feet below, and no rip
'' ;• " `. rati shall bee placed around the basis of
the piers to Compensate for inadequate
• I Section three equires that before
. ^- - 1 building a bridge so do river
, ; by a State or persons for the
, ; bridge shall be snbm i inspec
tion and approval of etary of
• : War, and if approved, ling of
; ' . • the bridge may be commenced at Mice,
but if the conditions of this act are not,
. - complied with, the Secretary of War
' I shall detail a Board of United States
.y, , .' ' Engineers, who shall decide what
- i changes shall be made to secure a coca
. , pliance with the provisions of this act.
Section four provides that persons or
' . corporations constructing bridges shall
: - take measures to prevent any change oc
. cuffing in the river bed after the work
shall have been' commenced ,that would
' injuriously affect the navigation of the
i Section five provides that any bridge
' • .: built under the act shall be a careful
• ,' structure and shall be known as a post
• ; route and no charge shall be made for the
transmission of the mails over' it. or
troops and munitions of war of the United
Section six provides that all bridges
S hereafter built on the Mississippi below
. •' 3 . the month of the Missouri shall be con
ander the foregoing conditions,
y 1 with the exception that the main span
shall be five hundred feet in the clear.
. •- Section seven provides that the
`-.:, bridges hereafter built on the Missouri
, river and on the Mississippi below the
t month of the Missouri shall be built
. • y
.; upon the same conditions, with the fol
. , lowing exceptions: If constructed with
continuous spans, the span over the main
‘' . • - 1 channel to be not less than three hun
,:, 1 dreiffeet clear of the water-way and not
. ; leas than fifty feet above high water
, mark. If constructed with a draw er
i pivot it must be not less than three bun
. 2 .'..• , •, 1 dred feet clear of water way, and that
i the draw shall be promptly opened for
Section eight reserves the right to
.. •. • . ; alter and amend this act so as to prevent
; or remove all material obstructions to
the navigation of said river by the con
; ... struction of bridges.
The report closes with a resolu
, i tion requesting the Secretary. of War
to constitute a board of army en
- !. ,'.. gineera to examine all other nevi
. • • gable streams tributary to .the Ms
• . ~. sissippi that may be creased by railway
~- • • lines, and fix the spans and report the
• .•. , . conditions and general principles upon
. ~. which railway bridges may hereafter be
•, : •
constructed over them.
A minority report was presented by
two of the Committee and a substitute
_ by Judge Miller, but after a lengthy de
- - - - , bate, which was at times sharp and often
personal, the minority report and the
-, • - -•• substitute of Judge Miller were laid on
- . the table and the majority report pima
• " ' above adopted.
• "The resolutions presented yesterday,
- .' .- , in favor of the removal of the national
- , ':- ' Capital were taken up and passed. -
^ • ••• • ' • The Committee on Foreign Commerce
• made a long and elaborate report through
their Chairman, Judge Burwell, of
. Lonialina,concluding with resolutions,
• 'First looking to reciprocal trade with
all nations;, requesting the appointing
power to give . -to the Mississippi . Valley
a fail share of the diplomatic appoint
, merits; requesting the cities and towns on
• the Missisalpi to extend the muni
cipal facilities and commercial' won
' ninnies ' indicated in the report; to
.contract the rivalry of the cross , routes
, and to regain the foreign and dottimitio
.commerce of this. Valley; request.
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jug aid from the cities and towns
on the Mississippi!, to establish an immi
grant depot in New Orleans; requesting
the reduction of the revenue on some
articles of permanent and popular con
sumption; and that the representatives
of the Mississippi Valley introduce a bill
for the increase and equalization of the
postal steam system, by giving subsidies
to steamers running between New Or.
leans and foreign ports.
The Committee to memorialize Con
gress in accordance with the resolution,
was named as follows: Vandever, lowa,
Stannard. Missouri, Davis, Ohio. Turner.
Illinois, Kerr, Pennsylvania, Delahay,
Adjoutned until two o'clock.
ConVentiofi met at two o'clock. The
first business in , order was announced as
the report of the Committee on Foreign
Commerce. After a brief debate, the re.
port and resolutions were adopted.
Colonel Grosvener, from the Immigra
tion Committee, offered a resolution that
an increased supply of skilled and intel
ligent labor is peculiarly necessary for
the development of the resources of the
Mimissippi Valley, and the Convention
heartily favors every effort to encourage
free immigration from every quarter.
Mr. Shryock, of St. Louis, offered a
resolution in favor of a reduction of the
duty on salt from twenty-four per cent.
to fifteen per cent. ad valorem. Laid on
the table, as was also a substitute offered
by Col. Grosvenor in favor of a revision
of our tariff system, the Convention re
garding them as not germain to the ob
jects for which it assembled.
After resolutions of thanks to the citi
zens of Keokuk, the officers of the Con
vention, (Szi , the Convention adjourned
THE COAL MME HORROR.
The Work of Recovethig the Dead Bod
kes—Trorible with the Miners Appre•
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh outtte.i
.SCRANTON. September 9.-1:30 A. M.—
Ninety bodies have been found; eighty
two have been brought to the surface. A
doctor was called for to attend the men
who explored the mine, but none pres
ent volunteered, and Dr. Richard, of
Plymouth, came from Plymouth to per
ferm the duty of resuscitating the min
ers if more foul air is encountered. Reaps
of coal left in the " chute have been light
ed and are blazing in a long line extend
ing from the railroad up to the hill.
Great outbreaks of grief occur among the
women in the nearest miners' houses.
The air in the mines is so bad that par
ties can stay but a few minutes.
Later, explorations of the mine have
developed a sadder phase of the tragedy.
Many chambers have been entered and
miners found in them dead, the-breasts
of nine showing that they have been
~~EtckeA.flv~s E by - Pei
ment, without warning, while they were
at work. Roadmen, roofmen, doormen
and others were found'dead in different
gangways, showing that the destruction
must have come swift and sudden.
The spirit • evinced by the miners. to
day has been bitter in the extreme, and
is not assuaged by the offers of assist
anee and sympathy flowing in from every
side. The Railroad Company make all
exertions possible, and the wishes of the
miners in every respect are consulted,
but they remain obdurate. The more
reasonable are ready to listen to reason,
but they are in the minority; many are
refractory and vicious. Trouble is ap
prehended, and has been averted only
Avo'nn.kr..w Pa., September 9, 2:20
P.' ma..—Tbonais Carson and Geo. Morgan.
very experienced miners, with twenty
men, have just`roturned from the mine
and report that Okay have explored every
part of the works Mad are satisfied that
all the bodies have been recovered.
Outside parties say John Davis of Ply
mouth, and Jas. A. Kerr, ci.A.vondale,
are still missing, but they uit , be mis
taken. One hundred and eight
number of bodies taken oat.
Stock Board voted $1.,000 for the relief of
the Avondale sufferers, and the Com
mercial Exchange will give as much
LATEST FROM CUBA.
(By Telegraph to the PlttaburAh Gazette.l
HAvANA., September 9.—Gen. Lesca
left the city at noon to-day, for Sagna,
with the new battalion of volunteers,
four hundred strong. A detatchmeut
of two hundred Spaniards met the insur
gents in Sevilla Bay and put them to
In a skirmish near Raman thirty rebels
are reported to have been killed.
NEWS BY CABLE.
By Telegraph to the
SPAIN Miro:mai Gazette.]
MADRID, September B.—Slight disturb
ances occurred in the city, owing to the
removal of the volunteers from the posts
they have held since the revoluton- Sev
eral of the volunteers were wounded.
LONDON, September 8.-r The Bishop of
Bath has resigned.
' Boston Items.
(By Tel( graph to the Pittsburgh Gasetts.l
Bosvosr, September 9.- - The State Cen
tral Committee of the Labor Reform
party of Massachusetts voted to call a
political State Convention at Mechanics
Hall, Worcester, September 28, to nomi
nate a State Labor ticket.
It is reported that the Government is
negotiating for the—porchase of Long
Islandot the head of Boston harbor; for
the purpose of erecting strong fortifica
There was an extensive conflagration
in East Cambridge this morning, des.
troying a block of wood working facto.
ries on Otis, First and Second streets.
The following are the losses: F. Gel.
dowski $lOO,OOO, insured $80,000; Wood.
bury & Co. $40,000, insured $20,000: Dan.
tel Harrison & Co. $5,000, insured $4,000;
Monroe & pli man $12,000, insured slo,ooo*
Beal & Hooper $5,000, fully insured.
—The special train on the Grand Trank
Railway oollided with the regular
freight train, betareen Gilead - add hal
bourn, on Tuesday tight, soiled,* botli
engine" and Ciittl. A 9 rig en gl neer
of the freight train was badly Inj
FOUR O'CLOCK, 4• mil•
Funeral of Secretary Rawlins)-Imps.
lug Demonstration—Respect to tit.
Late Senator Fessenden.
By Telegraph so the Pitteberan Sesette.l
... • WASTifircerorr, D. C., Sept. 9, 1869.
1 4 Yr1eBRAL OP SECRETARY RAWLINS. •
Early this morning a large number of
Persons were at the War Department
anxious for a view of the remains of the
late Secretary Rawlins, which still rest
ed, covered profuselymith Sowers, upon
the catafalque h?t the room of the Gen
eral of the army. Many were adinitted
for that purpose, but shortly before nine
o'clock the doors of the building Were
ordered, to be closed to all, excepting
those connected with, officially and per
sonally, Gen. Rawlins, and for whom va
rious rooms were appropriated. All
army and navy metiers in tne District
were present, with Messrs. Fish,
Cresswell, Hoar and Robeson, of the Cab
inet, with Assistant Secretary Richard.
son and Otto, representing the Treasury
and Interior Departments. The Presi
dent arrived at half-past nine and went
immediately into the room where the
remains were. General Porter, Lieuten
ant-Colonel Lee, Major Webster and
General Parker Were present. General
Sherman, together with the army offi
cers of all grades in Washington, officers
of the-navy, members of the diplomatic
corps. justices of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia, chiefs of
bureaus, officers of Senate and Honee - of
Representatives, and thenntimate friends
of deceased, including Judge Gresham,
Judge of the District Court of Indians,
and Governor Walker, of Virginia, com
posed the attendants of the solemn servi
• Mrs. Rawlins, accompanied by her ,'
father, Mr. Hurlburt, and two small
children of the, deceased, Mrs. Hurl-
hurt, two brothers of the Secretary, Mrs.
Charles Hume, an aunt, and Mr, and
Mrs. T. L. Hume, Miss. Sarah Rawlins,
cousin of Gen. Rawlins, formed a
weeping group surrounding the cats-
At ten o'clocg the funeral services
commenced with a prayer by Rev. J. G.
Butler, of the English Lutheran Curch.
Rev. Mr. Brown, of the Methodisth 1
copal Church, followed by reading an
appropriate chapter from Scripture, ,
when Rev. Mr. Wilson, pastor of '
McKendree Chapel of this dty,who at
tended General Rawlins_ in his last mo
meuts, delivered, with deep feeling, a
short address, ii, which he spoke of the
'Christian character of the deceased and
his strong faith in the Redeemer as an
example to the living. The ceremonies'
at the War Department closed with
prayer by Rev. Mr. Hamilton, of the
Baltimore Conference. , •
The-friends of the deceatted then slowly
passel from the but ldin g, Mrs. Rawlins,
pale and sinking with grief, supported
by Gen. Parker and her father, being
first to leave the room. This touching
feature of the solemn ceremonies, inten.
siffed if possible the grief everywhere
manifested. The few other ladies and im
mediate friends of the deceased followed
when the coffin strewn with flowers was
removed by the Guard of Honor, followed
by the distinguished pall-bearers. Presi-.
dent Grant was much affected during
The - funeral procession started about
eleven o'clock, needed by the full ma
rine band followed by a battalion of
marines and artillery on foot, with a
squadron of cavalry, and battery of the
Eighth artillery forming the military
escort. The hearse was trimmed with
black plumes, drawn by six gray horses
with suitable a
trimmings each animal
led by a groom, by black ribbons attach.
ed to the bit. Then followed the mourn
ers, in carriages and public vehicles, two
hundred or more in number, two - abreast,
extending from the Executive Mansion
to the'Capitol, distance one mile. The car
riages were the President's, Members of
the Cabins welatives of deceased, For
eign Ministers;efficers of the Army and
Navy, distinguished visitors and all
others present at tliceremonies at the
War Department, togetheT with corpora
tion officers of Washington, Alexandria
and Georgetown, and many pHvate citi
zens. A large sized omnibus contained
the most feeble inmates of the Soldiers'
' Home, while their companions walhed,
in the rear.
Pennsylvania avenue; leading -from
the War Department, to the Congrese
Cemetery, was thronged with
persons from early this morning.
Many houses along the route were
draped with mourning and flags at
half mas .
It had Busi beeneasn intended was entirely sus
the remains in the vault, but yesterday
it was deteimieed to deposit them tem
porarily in a private vault which was
1 te edered for the purpose. The services
I at the burying ground were very brief.
Dr. Wilson read the burial service of
1 the Episcopal Church, after which a
1 requiem was sung by. the Beethoven
[ Club. Mrs
. Rawlins was mach affected at the
):gave. She was supported on the arm of
A salute of three volleys of musketry
and a salvo of artillery concluded the
Preaident Grant will leave Washing
ton to-night to join his familk at New
York. He will be accompanied by At
torney General Hoar, who will continde
his journey to Massachusetts.
The Members of Congress present at
the funeral wore Charles O'Neill and
Leonard Myers, ot Pennsylvania, Joel
F. Asper, of Missouri, Eben O. Inger
soll, of Illinois, Thomas A. Jenckes, of
Rhode Island, Aaron A. Sergeant, of
California, of the House of Represent
atives, and Senators Cole, of California,
and Spencer of Alabama.
Toionst OF Besmear.
Acting- Secretary of the Treasury,
Richardson, has ordered the custom
house at Portland 'closed, and the flags
Wall the 'diatom' houses and rotibllo
works, under the control' orthe ' Depart
throanit the dinntry % at :half
mast on the It inst., the' ilay , on which,
the olisequifie of L
Seriator - Fessenden will
. ~ .: rat,o3o : ,4,fxplizivr.'
u th e floor .of a bal
SE? C31113E11 ' 10, -1.869
cony on Pennsylvania avenue gave way
while a number of persons were on it,
waiting to witness the paysing of the
funoral procession of Gen. Rawlins, and .
Mrs. Chick and her son, aged about six
years, fell to the pavement. The former
was 'injured internally and the latter
sustained a compound fracture of the
Convention. at Caleaga—The Proceed..
LEY Telegraph te. the Pittsburgh Gazette.:
Cawsoo t -September 9.—The Woman's
Suffrage COnvention assembled to-day.
After some preliminary business the
Committee on Organization announced
that they nominated Mrs. Mary A.
Livermore, Of' Chicago, as President
Foi Vice Presidents, Mrs. Longley, of
Ohio, Mrs:Welhlto, Ind., Mrs. Hazzard,
of St. Louis, Mrs. Adams, of lowa, Mrs.
Bishop, of Mlim., Prof. Stone, of Mich.,
Mrs. Amanda M. Way, of Indianapolis.
Treasurer, Kale M. Doggett, of Chicago.
Miss Boynton put the question as to
whethet the report be accepted, which
Mrs. Livermore expressed her thanks
for the honor conferred on her.
Mr. Blackwell', husband of Mrs. Lnoy
Stone Blackwell r came in at this time.
• Mrs.' Kate Doggett took the floor and
read the minutes of the . Convention of
February last and announced that Mrs.
Livermore has established several Wo
man Snffrage Asiohlations in the court •
ties of the - State; through whose labors a
petition for woman's suffrage; to be pre
sented to the Constitutional Convention
has been so numerously signed.
Mrs. Adams, of lowa, took the floor
and gave an account of the work in
lowa. The Legislature, she said, was
ready to give them all they desired, and
all the men in the State seemed dis
posed to lend a helping hand' in the
Mrs. Livermore said Mrs. Willard
meant that the man and woman should
stand on the same footing, that is, own
all things , equally, and not be obliged to
ask for ten or fifty cents or five dollars,
but have the same right to it as the man
Mrs. Williard said that she was glad
that lowa was tio good, so willing to give
the women their rights; but there was
one right they would not give, that of
maternity. They wanted a law that
would make the mother as independent
in her 'sphere as the man was in his.
Mr. BlaCkwell said it was the duty of
every woman to be here, or to learn what
is doing in this movement. 'ln New Jer
sey the woman has no right to any prop
erty; when she is married it goes directly
-to :he control of the' husband. It
the husband dies, .she has the
- life interest of one-third only.
The whole question of the
elevation of woman is in that of suf
frage. Wonlen will never be paid in'tlile
-or any other country until they have the
right of suffrage. The disfranchised
class is the only one that is imperfectly
' paid. He is not hopeful that men_ will
regard women as an equal in married life
until they have the right of ballot.
When women attend to the domestic.
duties and to the rearing of her children
Burnis doing her share. while the man
ishes the materials for theta support,
and when death strikes down the man
she should have one-half of the property.
He did not want one law for the man
and one for the woman, one law for the
widower and onefor the widow.
A Committee of three was appointed
on resolutions. 'Mr. J. M. Booth was ap
' pointed chairman, and Mrs. Hazzard, of
St. Louis, and Mrs. Lucy Stone, of New
England, were appointed the others.
!dr. Booth said he could not act and
resigned in favor of Judge Waite, who
Mrs. Elation, of Minnesota, was appoint
ed to the Committee in place of Mrs.
At the afternoon session addresses
were made by Mrs. Lucy Stone, Mrs.
D. Hericourt and Mrs. Susan B. Anthony.
Mrs. Willard, the author of Sexology,
was announced to lecture on Saturday
night, on the "Sphere of Woman and
the Orbit of Man."
A long letter from the Hon. Geo. W.
Julian, of Indiana, was read, in which
he comes out strongly iu favor of woman
Mississippi state Convention.
LB, Telegraph to the Pataburgh Gazett..3
JACKSON. MISS., SOptolnfler 9.—The
National Union Convention adjourned
sins die this evening. Great harmony
prevailed. The State ticket was com
pleted, as follows: Thos. Sinclair, color
ed. for Secretary of State; A. W.
Wills, for Auditor; James McElroy,
-fcr Treasurer; R. H. Lowry, Attorney
General; ThomaaJ. Garthright, Superin
tendent of Education, and L. A. Brown
for Congress, in the Fifth district.
Speech** were made by Messrs. Dant,
Jellards and Harrison. colored, of Ten
nessee. eliciting enthuslastio applause.
The Mississippi Press Association held
a session this week at'Canton. They ac
cepted the invitation tovlsit Memphis
--A fearful storm of wind an r ata
prevailed at Boston Wednesday nigiq,
the heaviest being
seven and- ,
eight o'clock. G. M. 'Clark, in going to
the rescue of. a boy reported buried_ in
the ruins of the Coliseum, was struck
by flying planks and was killed. Several
other persons were injured•but none fa
tally. Among prominent buildings
damaged was the old Methodist Church
on Hanover street, the steeple of which
was blown down.: The Broadway Meth
odist Church, South Boston, is almost
entirely destroyed, involving a loss of
$4O 000. The Coliseum was unroofed
and the walls partially demolished. The
Central Church (Dr. Todd's) was badly_
damaged by a portion of the steeple fall
ing through the -roof. Dr. Garrett's
church was partially unroofed. Theroof
of the Hartford and Erie machine shop
was partly blown off, and the old Colony
machine shop damaged. The Normal
School was badly damaged, and portl4ns
of the skating rink carried away.' A
large number of buildings in process of
erection, in all sections of the city, were
more or lees damaged. Hundreds of
chimnies were blown down, signs and
awnings carried away kin all directions
on the Common and all parts of the city.
Strong trees were twisted, split or torn
:up by the root& The old elm survived
the gale with the loss of il"few 'branches.
Cambridge,, Chelsea, Charlettob, and,
other. pose suffered in the same pro
portion ' , With Baden. The damage In
Boston mat violintria estimated at over
a million of dollars.
Regular Meeting—sunnily Reports—
Petitions ruin Remonstrances—The
Poor Farm Again, ac., Arc.
A regular meeting of the Allegheny
Councils was held last evening.
President Moßrier in the Chair.
Members Present—Messrs. English,
Faulkner, gwinner, Hall, Long, till
more, J. C. Patterson, A. Patterson, Rid
dle, Reiter, and Weltach.
The reading of the minutes was dis
pensed with. . _
Mr. Riddle offered a remonstrance
against the widening of Pasture lane.
Referred to Committee on Streets.
Mr. Patterson, a petition for the open
ing of Fulton street, between Western.
avenue and Ridge street. Referred td .
Committee on Streets:
The President read a communication
from the Secretary of the Humboldt
Centennial, inviting the Councils to par
ticipate in the celebration and laying of
the corner stone of the monument. The
invitation was accepted.
THE WATER SUPPLY. '
Mr. Wettach, from the Committee on
presented a report, accom
panied by the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the Superintendent of
Water Works be authorized to lay water
pipes on Balkans street, from Robinson
street to River avenue, First alley, be
tween East and Middle streets, and on
Resolved, That the superintendent, of
Water Works be authorized to erect a
fire plug at the corner of Manhattan
street and Western avenue.
In relation to the short supplyof water
pipes, the committee reported that with
the exception of a short period the sup
ply was ample for all demands, and for
the present also. The previous short
supply was occasioned by the capacity
of the water works being taken up in
completing a previous contract.
The petitions for water on Lane alley,
and Taggert Frazier and Cliff streets,
were laid over.
Report received and the resolutions
Mr. Hall, from the Finance Comthittee,
presented a report from that Committee,
acccompanied by the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Controller be and'is
hereby authorized to certify a warrant
in favor of James Mqrgan - for the sum of
$27 49, and in fever of Sum:beryllle dt
Blackstock for the sum of $26 91, to re
fund exeess, of taxes assessed through
error of the Ward Assessor.
Report adopted , and resolution, read
three timeSithd passed.
- Scrowrsottaisies BEPear. •
Mr. Hail abaci' presented the ixionthly
report of the City Controller, of which
the following lea recapitulatiore
No. 3. Engines
6. 'Wharves and Lanaings....
" 7. Snryeys
•• 3. Contingent Funa
••11 Water Works
" 13. Gas...,
" 15. Registry
•• -rot ce
" Notes in Bank
or. J. Hamilton
" What r improvement
• Watermatn Coupon&
Total am' t'Pald 145.117 52
Total amount Paid for the Month. 1552,94
The following accompanied the report:
Gentlemen: In relation to the bill of
Barr & Moser, architects, for plan and
specifictitions of the proposed Market
House in the 'Firs, Ward Square,
amounting to 6500. I wish particularly to
call the attention of your honorable bod•
ies to the fact that it was before the Mar
ket Committee at the last meeting and
is now reported for payment.
The report was received and the Con
troller authorized to certify warrants for
the various sums.
CITY HALL SQUARE.
Mr. Riddle, from the Committee. on
City Property, presented a report with
Resolved, By the Select and Common
Councils of Allegheny, that we approve
of the pattern for a fence far enclosing
Second Ward Diamond Square, and that
the Committee is hereby authorized to
advertise_for proposals for constructing
said fence, and award contract to lowest
and best bidder, provided the cost does
not exceed Co per foot.
Report received and resolution read
three times and passed.
THE STREET rogsAntarsisr.
Mr. J. C. Patterson, from the Street
Committee, presented a' report, accom•
panted by the following resolution:
Resolved, By the Select and Common
Councils of the city of Allegheny, and it
is hereby enacted by authority of the
same, that Thos. Bell and F. Altvater be
and they are hereby authorized to grade
a roadway from a point on East Lane to
their own property on Quarry street, at
their own expense and under the direc
tion of the City, Engineer.
The committee recommend the approv
al of the original grade of Jefferson street,
as suiting the best interests of the great
balk of the property holders on said
, The Committee reported adversely to
thR placing of a sewer drop on theicorner
of West and Third streets, for the want
In releitihn,tO Market street, the 'Com
mittee reportekan ordinance rescinding
that portion of the previous, ordinance
authorizing the grldinfinti paving of
the street, which autnor ed the reserva
tion of forty feet central sp cßwhere the
width of said street is ninety, eat and
over, and providing for the grad and
paving of the entire street.
The Committee reported that the sea
son is too far advanced to commence the
work of extending the trunk sewer
through the First ward over Ohio street
to the Ohio river, and recommended - the
early commencement of the work next
The report was accepted, recommenda
tions approved and resoltitions passed
The ordinance relating to Marketstreet
was also passed finally.
Mr. Patterson presented the profile of
the grade on Sarah street, which was ap
proved, accompanied by a remonstrance
against tho proposed grade.
Referred to the Street Committee.
C. 'ID, concurred' provided work on the
street be suspended until the Committee
reviewed their action and reported a de
Also, an ordinance for the grading
and paving of Pitt alley. lAld - over.
Mr. Wettaoh, a resolution authorising
the Controller anti City Engineer to pro.
vide for the numbering of houses in the
city, and for placing sign boards with
the names of.the streets , at the various
Mr. English offered a resolution for the
appointment of a Committee to prepare
a report of the feeling of Councils relative
to the death of James Marshall, Esq.
The resolution was adopted and Messrs.
English, Hall and J. l'atterson ap
pointed on ths part of S. C. In C. C.
Messrs. Megraw, Warner and Hanna
were appointed. After a. short absence,
Mr. English, from the Committee, pre
' sented the following:
RESOLVTIONS OF rits-PEcr.
- WHEREAS, We learn with nrdbUndi
sorrow of the sudden deatiVbf bur es.
teemed fellow•citizen; ,Jtitroes Marshall,
who for a long period held thei.position.
of President of Select Council; and who
for many years has been 'identified with
the matertal prosperity of our city, freely
giving much of his time to Pis advance
meat and prosperity, and ait dfl. times.
Proving by his actions and arduous ser
vices in its behalf his anseltisirmish nu
its best interests;.therefore be it
gesorvecl, That in the death of James.
Marshall this community has met with.
an irreparable lose in a public spirited
citizen, a faithful and honest officer,- and'
a Christian gentleman. and that ere'pym-
Patbini in the great bereavement Of his
family and friends is this, their hour of
sorrow and sanction.
lite:laved; That Councils direct their
respective chambers to De draped in
mourning for sixty days in memory of
the deceased, and that these resolutions
be entered on the minutes of Councils.
Appropriate remarks were made by
essrs. Mcßrier, Long and others; in
eulogy of the character of the . deceased,
Mr. Hall moved to amend the last res. _
ointion by adding, "and that the mem
bers of ibis council attend the funeral."'
The resolutions as amended .were
unanimously adopted in both branches.
Common Came r a..
President Slack in the 621 r.
Present—Metiers. Blair, I Comley, Fra
zier, Gilliland, Grenet„ Hanna, Hastings,.
Hrebbs, Kopp, Megraw, McNeill. Ober,
Price, Porter, Heineman', Seidl°. Tate,
Thompson. Toegtly, Warner and Pres
Minutes of last meeting read and ap
t. PETITIONS ite.
Mr: Ober presented a petition for the re
moval of stagnant water from the foot of
Troy Hill. Referred 1,0 the Street Com
Mr. Price - offered a resolution chang
ing the name Carroll street, in Second
Ward, to Ackley "street. Referred to
(Amirante° on Streets.
- • nmairsinCommyrinn'srenpony.
Mr, Hanna, Chairman of the Commit
tee on markets. presented a report show
ing the following receipts for the month
of August. ,
Du. can Dallas. 'clerk or markets. ... . . $1,M0,90
IL T. white, betond Ward 'cotes. 317 97
Cf. B. McNeal, Diamond scales 91M.87'
2, 9,53 63
1 401 at
Total ....... 2,C01,74
The report was aecoospanied by the
.Reaolved, That that put of Sherman
avenue lying between Montgomery ave
nue and Ohio street be set apart for
quartering market wagons and that the
Street Commissioner be instructed to
have said portion of the avenue cleared
of the material at present deposited
Report accepted and resolution adopt
Mr. Voegtly presented a petition from
residents in the Fourth ward remonstra
ting against certain assessments, for sew
Referred to Committee on Streets and
2. 820 08
NEW GA.S POSTS.
Mr. Grenet from the Committee on Gas
presented a report accompanied by the
• Resolved; That the Stapenntendent of
Water Works be and he is hereby in
structed to have gas lamps - placed at the,
corner of Lacook street and. Arbucklo
alley, corner of Race and Rose alleys, cor
ner of River avenue and Balkam street
and on Western avenue 'at corners of
Manhattan and Chartiers streets.
The report was received and the reso
THE POOR FARM MATTER.
Mr. McNeill, from the Committee on
Poor Farm, presented a report, accom
panied by the following resolution:
Resolved, By the Select and Common
Councils of the city of Allegheny, That
the action of the Board of Poor Directors
in the purchase of the Boyd Farm be
and is hereby approved. .
A. lengthy discussion ensued on the
resolution, consisting mainly of a re-hash
of the old statements on both sides in
reference to this matter, which are al,'
ready well known. Finally, by 'Derails
sion, Mr. McNeill withdrew the report,
when Mra Hastings presented a resolu
tion for a meeting of theiCouncils
day morning, 15th inst., at the Federal
street Bepot of the Western Pennsylva
nia railroad for the purpose of visiting
the Bayd and Barnsley farms.
The resolution was adopted. S. C.
Business from Select Council not acted
upon at the last meeting was then taken
up, and concurrences had in all except
the resolution for painting City Hall,
which was tabled; and resolution for the
employment of pages, also tabled.
THOSE SEWER BONDS.
Mr. Warner called up the ordinance
relative to the - issue ofeewer '
At last meeting, tirti - : geneman
offered an amendment to the ordinance,
'but action was deferred by the adjourn
noelit4lCouncils, and iticalling it up he
withdrew his amendment., ,A discussion
then ensued relative to concurrence
with the actin of Select Council in adopt
ing the ordinance, pending whichl the
hour of ten arrived, and Councils id
ionened. ' •
Petroleum Production for August.
The Titusville Herald's monthly
learn report shows a large inork
the average daily production,.•
places at 12,157 barrels per day for the
t birtrone days or August.. Total pro
duction since January Ist, 2,225,988 bar
rels; same time in 1888, it was 2,392,779
barrels. The largest increase in the pro
duction during the month took place is
the Church run district, near Titusville.
?HOMO nevi *ellsUre drilling through...
out the oil regions.