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THE' -PITTSBURG- D1SP&TCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 18S9.
THE EPIPHAMY STAR
Hot. George Bodies Disconrses of the
WHO HAVE EYES, YET CAXXOT SEE
Only the Three Wise Men fiecognized the
Star of Bethlehem.
SPIRITUAL GRACE OP KIC0GKITI05
rmtirro" fob the dispatch.!
A the year 1601 the great
astronomer, Kepler, saw a
strange sight in the sky. The
two great planets, Jupiter
and Saturn, stood in con
junction. In the following
year a third planet joined
the group, the planet Mars.
This singular assemblage of
bright stars takes place, so the astronomers
teach, every 800 years. It was visible in the
year 800. It was visible and here is the
notable thing about it in the year one, in
the year when Christ was born. Astrono
mers are agreed, I understand, that Jupiter
and Saturn met three times in the year 747
of the Roman era, a little before the Chris
tian year one. In the Roman year 748 Mars
joined the group. This was two years be
fore the accepted date of the birth of Christ.
But here comes the strangest fact of all.
Kepler, in 1864, saw in the midst of the
three nlanets a bright, new star. This
glowing star, after showing for a few days,
vanished away. The astronomical records
of the Chinese show that in the year which
in the Roman era was numbered 750, and in
our era is numbered 1, the very year of the
birth of the Messiah, the same thing hap
rencd. This bright, new, evanescent star
Did the Eastern astrologers, whose mys
terious visit is written in St Matthew's
gospel, read in that strange grouping of
planets a message which started them on
their journev? .And after a two-years'
journey did the new star shine out to light
them over the path from Jerusalem to
THE STAB Or BETHLEHEM.
Perhaps so. At any rate, with no "per
haps" about it, this is certain that the whole
world saw a strange sight in the sky about
the time when Christ was born. This is
history and science.
The fact which I want to bring out is that
everybody saw the star. You cannot hide a
star. The wise men from the East had not
the sight of the star all to themselves, we
may be quite sure of that.
This fact that everybody knew about this
star emphasizes one singular thing about
those mysterious Eastern pilgrims. They
were not alone in their witness of the bright,
new star, but in ono respect they do
f-eem to have been quite alone.
"When they saw the star they rejoiced
with exceeding great joy." And nobody
else, so far as we know, did that Many
faces were, no doubt, upturned with curi
osity, with admiration, with wonder. And
many laces, probably, were not upturned at
all. For some people walk so unheedingly,
so blindly, through this interesting and
beautiful world, that, as Charles Lamb sug
gested, they would not be at all surprised if
the 6un'vere to rise, some fine moraine, in
the West, they would only wonder why so
many people were looking so curiously into
the sky. I suppose that many people" saw
uo star at all.
But among all who faw and wondered,
the wise men alone found cause for rejoicing,
they alone read the enigma of the sky,
they alone translated the message of God
which He had written upon the heavens.
Even when they declared plainly and
openly, as they did in the streets of Jeru
salem, what the message was, what the star
meant, people only looked blankly or un
easily one at another. Some were per
plexed, some were "troubled." some were
too much in a hurry even to listen; some
said, "Is that so? " and that was the end of
it for them. Alone came the mlcrims to
the Holy City, and there were no accessions
to their company when they went away.
Now, here is a strange thing. Here is
something to wonder at. And if, like the
wise men, we do not content ourselves with
wonderine, but translate wonder into search
and make our wonder a guide-post and not
a hitching-post, a way and not a wall, we
may learn something here.
I find in these wise men of the Epiphany
an example of the spiritual grace of recog
nition. Sirs WHO HECOGXIZED.
They were eminently the men who recog
nized. There is a plain distinction between
observation and recognition; between seeing
a man and knowing who and what kind of
man he is; between seeing a wheel in a ma
chine and knowing what the wheel is for;
between seeing a star and knowing as much
about it as Professor Langley knows; be
tween reading a sentence of Plato or St.
John, ana recognizing the meaning of
wnicn tne words are the messengers. There
is a plain distinction, I say, between obser
vation and recognition.
A little child was one day carried in his
mother's arms into the most sacred building
in the world. The mother and the child had
journeyed in from Bethlehem. They had
traveled over country roads and city streets,
meeting many people, but not attracting
anybody's straying attention. And they
stood in the temple court amid a crowd of
others, quite unnoticed. A great many
people saw them, but what they saw was
only a peasant woman with a baby; a com
mon sight Nobody looked twice at them.
But suddenly an old man chanced to see
them, and at once he recoznized them. A
voice spoke in his heart and told him the
great secret He took the child in his arms
end thanked God. Here was the child of
ancient promise; here was the Savior.
"Lord," he cried,"Mine eyes have seen Thy
salvation." But the bystanders saw no sal
vation. They were only observers. Here
was one who recognized.
Our Lord stopped, one day, in the midst
of a crowd which was pressing upon Him,
and asked a question which the disciples
thought was a very queer question, indeed.
He said, "Who touched Me?" Why, they
were all touching Him. les; they were all
touching Him, just as all the people in the
temple were beholding the holy child, just
as everybody in the world was seeing the
Epiphany star. But there was only one
who was tonchine Him in the sense in
which He meant it with the touch which
gained a. blessing, the touch of spiritual
closeness, of recognition.
There are always two conditions necessary
to the act of seeing: there must be a visible
object, and there must be a seeing eve. I
suppose that hardly any two people see' the
same object in precisely the same way, be
cause we all look out of different eyes.
"The eye sees what it brings of seeing." j
have heard of one to whom the whole world
is gray. The world, as he sees it, is a world
of gray grass and gray trees and gray sun
sets and gray people. But the grayness is
in the man's eyes. I know a man who
misses one little corner out of every star.
Every point of light an electric lamp, a
moon, or a star has a little piece nicked
out of the lower lefthand corner. But there
is no nick in the star.
These things are parables of this growth
of recognition of which I speak. To one
man all things connected with the spiritual
life, with the great problems which have
engaged the great thinkers all these things
are simply uninteresting. The church,
which stands for these things; the creed
which voices the profoundest interpretation
which the race has put upon these things, he
sets quite aside. They are without interest
to him. They are all a dull gray. But the
dull gray is all in the man.
THE MIND SEES.
For, alter all, it is not the eye which sees;
it is the mind, behind the eye, which looks
through. It is not the ear which hears.
The men heard lust thu ram snimrl nhn
said, some of them, "An angel spoke to j
him," and some of them, "It thnndered."
It is the same service and the same sermon
after which some go away touched and
helped, and others go away unhelped. I
suppose that the dullest sermon that was
ever preached helped somebody helned
somebody who was ready to be helped. It
is the same sacrament from which some
carry away a blessed and strengthening
presence in their hearts, and some carry
away nothing at all, except a sense of
separation between God and them. So it is
said, "The pure in heart bhall see God,"
for only the pure can see God. The old
legends told how the star of the Epiphany,
after its ta&k of guiding was done, fell into
a well, where it may be seen to-day, but
only by the pure hearted. Only the pure
hearted mav behold the stars of God, may
hear the voice of God. It isn't that the
stars of truth are not visible, or that the
voice of truth is not audible, it is only that
there is an impediment of the spiritual
senses. It was strange that a star which
everybody saw was really seen only by three
or four. But you see that that was one of
those strange things which happen every
Certain sentences of Holy Scripture flash
up into new light under the illumination
of universal truth, that the difference be
tween observation and recognition, between
looking on and loosing in, is mainly a dil
ference between men. If we would s'ee any
thingthis is the principle we must have
in ua the faculty of seeing. One of the sen
tences which I have in mind is this:
"Spiritual things are spiritually discerned."
Another is this: "If any man shall do His
will, he shall know of the doctrine whether
it be of God." Xou see that these are
simply statements on the spiritual side of
this universal truth, that sight depends
upon the seer.
If the revelation, the message, the gospel
of the Christian religion, which is to some
so blessedly full of comfort and joy and
peace and spiritual satisfaction unspeakable.
does not touch you, does not commend itself
to you as true, does not bring any of its
blessed peace and rest, of its sufficient an
swer, into your lite, if to you the Star of
Bethlehem is but a common and unmeaning
star among the multitudes of heaven, and
Christ but a common man, wholly human
and not divine at all, among the multitudes
of earth, you must confess that there is at
least a possibility that the blindness is in
you. Yon may be only an observer, lacking
the grace of recognition.
AVe do well to call those Epiphany pil
grims the wise men. Here is precisely the
distinction between a wise man and an un
wise man. The wise man sees, recognizes.
Now, what made the wise men recognize
the star? How came they, in a blind world,
to see? We want to know the answer to
these questions, because the answer is the
secret of the grace of recognition.
lucre are two answers, having verv much
the same meaning, and each embodied by
the Master in a short word. One answer is
centered in the word "seek," the other in
the word "watch." Thewise men here saw,
because they watched and sought. Nobody
else saw, because nobody else was either
seeking or watching.
The wise men, we cannot help believing,
were looking for that star. The old tradi
tion which shows them studying the prophe
cies of Balaam and Daniel, pondering the
meaning of the promise of the star, and
watching the sky, night after night, for its
appearing that old legend has n heart of
truth in it. The wise men recognized the
star because they were seeking and watching
for it. They were ready for the sight.
For watching and seeking result in readi
ness, and the reward of readiness is recog
nition. If we would behold new stars of truth in
the sky of God, we must be ready. God is
always revealing truth, but we are not
always attentive to His views; we are not
always ready. Sometimes the revelation
comes In a language we do not understand.
We ought long ago to have learned that
language, but we have been idle over our
lessons, and when the revelation comes we pay
the inevitable penalty, of not understanding
it. The highest revelations of God are like
the profoundest books only they are helped
uui.au icuu Lueuj juteiijireniiv. iKnnir
men who date the real beginning of their
intellectual and spiritual lives to the read
ing of two books: The sermons of Fred
erick Eobertson and the poems of Robert
Browning. These books have actually re
generated these men. They rose np "from
reading them, and, for the "first time, saw.
But we do not pnt these helpful books into
the Sunday school library. "Why not? Be
cause we know that they would do the boys
and girls no good at all. The boys and girls
have not yet learned the intellectual lan
guage in which these books are written.
They helped the men, because the men were
ready Kecognition W8its upon readiness.
Spiritual recognition waits upon spiritual
Make yourself spiritually ready. Seek
the revelation of truth along the path of
daily duty. Keep your eyes and your heart
open anu sensitive to an higher influences.
Put yourself in the way of the surest Chris
tian teaching you can find. Live among
the saints; study the Christian Scriptures as
the wise men studied the sky; do the nearest
task; follow the clearest religious liht
which you can see, and "you shall fin3 "
Christ said so. Tou may trust Him. What
ever of truth you need to know, you shall
Tho Advantages of Edncntlon.
"2Tow, if I hadn't been able to read, what
a fix I might have been in!" Life.
Electrical Diagnosis of tho Brain.
Several of the Eastern papers are noticing
the electropathic diagnosis and treatment of
the brain discovered by the electrical phe
nomenon, Dr. S. L. Johnson, of this city,
and speak-favorably of the remarkable re
suits gained in diseases of the brain by his
VELVET CARPETS AT S7 1-2 CENTS.
Same Goods That Ilnvo Ilcen Helling nt
S1.S3 a Yard nil Season.
"We have about 1,000 yards velvet carpets
of patterns which will not be duplicated in
the spring goods.
They are worth $1.25 a yard everywhere,
but ours will go at 87J cents while they
Borders to match all patterns.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
The Best That Is Blade.
Marvin's rye bread is made by native
Germans and is the best made this side of
the Fatherland. If you want areally pure
wholesome article, try it. tussu '
TJSE Rosalia flour, manufactured only by
Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and
Allegheny Valley Railroad, guaranteed the
very best in the market.
F. G. Rertemax, manufacturer of re
galia and lodge supplies for all societies.
Flags and banners a specialty, nt low rates.
54 Sixth Street.
Fixe silk umbrellas, lowest prices, at '
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. No charge for j
engraving. wrsu I
Dabbs is making finer photographs than
L A. Justice, Past Archon of Tonngstown
Conclave, is a Past Grand Master Workman of
the A. O. U. W. or Ohio.
Indiana Conclave, of Indiana, Pa., was In
stituted last July with 13 charter members;
now reports 85 on Its roll.
S. U. Trent, Esq., is the Supremo Representative-elect
from Friendship Conclave; G.
E. 'Williams, is tholternate.
C. E.HambrigW, Deputy Supreme Archon
of Allegheny count)-, Maryland, is the Grand
Warden of the Royal Arcanum of Maryland.
The L O. H. Degree team visited J. K.
Moorhead Conclave, of this city, on last Mon
day evening. Three candidates were initiated
and live applications were received. A num
ber of visitors wore present Speeches and a
banquet were the closing exercises of an enjoy
The contest between Captains David "W.
Sloan, Past Archon. and C. E. Harabright,
Deputy Supreme Archon, of Knobly Conclave
of Cumberland, Md., resulted in favor of Cap
tain Hambright, who, with aids, proposed five
more candidates there between July 1, lhSS.
and January 1, 1SS9, than Captain Bloan and
aids. A solid gold badge and a banquet was
Supreme Organizer Samuel L Osmond re
cently instituted a fine conclave at Youngs
town, O. The following officers wore chosen:
Past Archon, I. A. Justice, Esq.; Deputv Su
preme Archon, J. M. Reno: Provost, M. W.
Johnson, Esq.; Prelate, J. W. Jewhurst; In
spector, Franks. McKeoj Secretary. Mansfield
F. Milton: Financier. C. C. Howard: Treasurer.
J. M. Stanton; Warder.D. A. Walker; Sentinel,
Frank Predmore: trustees, C. E. Kennedy; A.
M. Archer, John S. Roller: Medical Examiner,
Dr.Gcorge S. Peck: Representative to Supreme
Conclave, L A. Justice; alternate, J. M. Reno.
At a regular meeting of Pittsburg Con
clataNo. 89, held last Thursday evening, the
following gentlemen were made "Hops:" V.
H. Miles, Thomas P. Druitt, J. W. Heustis, C.
IL Ogden and E. A. Graff. Deputy Supreme
Archon S. U. Trent, Esq., assisted by Supreme
Organizer Osmond, installed the following
officers: Past Archon. Albert Clinc: Archon.
John I. Shaw; Provost. Samuel McKlroy; Pre
late, H. J. Lawrence; Inspector, R. Lowrv;
Secretary, 0. D. Hartzell: Financier, V. 1.
McGregor; Treasurer, W. H. Duffell: Warder,
J. Howard Speer; Sentinel, Humphries Stiller;
Trustees, A. C. Shaw, John W. Grove. Joseph
Mcftaugher, Jr.; Medical Examiners, Drs. R.
W. McClelland. Cyrus B. King.E. J. Matson;
Representative to Supreme Conclave, S. A
Duncan. Among the visitors was Past Archon
R. D. Bryce, of Homestead Conclave. Past
Archon ft. A. Dnncan, on behalf of conclave,
presented an elegant umbrella to Deputy S. TJ.
Trent. Major bidney Omohundro presented
Archon John I. Shaw with a Waterbury watch.
Supreme Organizer Osmond, for the conclave,
presented Past Archon Omohundro with a
solid sold badge of the order.
Knights of Pythias.
The open Installation of Smoky City Lodge
Ko. 392, which took place on Thursday evening,
at Maltby Hall, was a most interesting occasion.
A choice musical and literary programme was
presented, after which the following officers
were installed by District Deputy 0. 13. Dr. J.
N. Staun, assisted by D. R. Thompson, J. C.
Stulz and Wm. Sellers: J. C. McKowan, C. C;
William Wavman. V. C: Scott Dibert. Prelate:
E. Jones, Warden; T. J. Thomas, L G.; M.
Jones, O. G.
District Deputy Philip Adler, assisted by E.
Wraas and Charles Heinricb, of Gustav
Adolph Lodge Uo. 419, installed Jthe following
officers of Mozart Lodge No. 1S9, K. of P., last
Tuesday evening: Chancellor Commander,
Joseph Hcinmiller; Vice Chancellor, Henry
Mathers: Prolate, Leopold Hoechstetter; Inner
Guard, Adam Fakmger; Outer Guard, Peter
Sturm. The order is in a very flourishing con
dition in the First district. According to an
interview with the District Deputy, Dr. Staub,
over 100 members were gained in tho term.
The funds of the lodges have increased, despite
the fact that over $2,000 was expended for
charity and relief. Suspensions were few. Of
the 13 lodges In the city. Invincible Lodge, of
the East End, leads with 27 new members. An
organized effort is being made to properly cel
ebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of
the order February 19 next.
Order ofGolden Chnin.
M. C. Bryant, Deputy Supreme Conncilor,
installed the following officers of Allegheny
Lodge, No. 48. Order of the Golden Chain, Jan
uary 8: Commander, H. J. Mitchell; Vice Com
mander, Wm. C. Nicholls: Assistant Vice Com
mander, J. K. Liglitcan; Past Commander, C.
D.Grupen; Prelate. D. B. Stevenson; Secre
tary, L M. Eitenmiller: Collector, J. G. Smith;
Treasurer, A. S. Smith: Guide, W. H. Mc
Claren; Guardian, O. K. Shannon; Sentinel, R.
P. Oliver; Trustees. H. B. Oliver, Dr. O.K.
Shannon, M. C. Bryant,
Tho following are tho officers of Avalon
Castle No. 242 of Pittsburg, for tho ensuing six
months tflrm; Past f!hipf "Wm T Pmrotlt
Noble Chief, .Thomas E. Morgan; Vice Chief,'
H. J. Bombaugn; High Priest, J, E. Stroniberg:
Venerable Hermit, J. H. Stromberg; Master of
Records, Louis Smith, Jr.; Clerk of Exchequer,
George F. Cramer: Keeper of Exchequer. W.
E. Macfarlane; Sir Herald, H. H. Heckmani
Worthy Bard, Thomas Aston; Worthy Cham
berlain, Anthony Schaefcr: Ensign, Jacob
Schacfer; Esquire, C. S. Herman; First Guards
man. W. H. Bateman: Second Guardsman,
Ernest Keller; Itepresentative to the Grand
Castle, Louis Smith, Jr.
Knights of tho Golden Eagle.
The following are the officers of Star of tho
"West Castle No. 83, of Pittsburg, for the ensu
ing Bis months' term: Past Chief, G. A Trivan;
Noble Chief, E. G. Tavlor: Vice Chief, G. W.
Scott; High Priest. Fred Pickard: Venerable
Hermit, E. S. Hackwelder; Master of Records,
Samuel Hackwelder; Clerk of Exchequer, H.
E. Atkins; Keeper of Exchequer, James Mc
Cauley; Sir Herald, 0. L. Koerner; Worthy
Bard, E. C. Jennings; Worthy Chamberlain, R.
P. Jennings: Ensign, Thos. Pickard; Esqniro,
Charles Hellers: First Guardman, Davis
Chersky; Second Guardsman, David Rees;
Trustees, Thompson, Tavlor, Irwin; Represen
tative to the Grand Castle, S. Hackwelder.
Knights or Honor.
January 8, Security Lodge No.703, K. of H.,
had a very pleasant time Installing the officers
elected for the ensuing six months. The inter
esting ceremonies were conducted bv D. G. D.
Thompson, assisted by P. G. D. A. j'. Gill and
Grand Guide Wm. Pitcalrn. The officers in
stalled were: Dictator, John A. Adams; V. D
W. C. Kraue; Reporter, J. F. Lobaugh; F. r!)
W. H. Arthurs; Treasurer, J. A. Elphinstone,
and Sentinel, C. Burgy. The order at large is
in a highly prosperous condition. In Pennsyl
vania over 1,000 applications have been received
during the past j ear.
The tenth anniversary of Orion Conncil.No.
224. Royal Arcanum, will be celebrated at Odd
Fellows' Hall, corner Eighteenth and Sarah
streets, Southside, on the night of January 21
the program being unusually select The en
trrtainnient will no doubt be an event long to
bo remembered. The Great Western Band has
been engaged for the occasion. The committee
of arrangements consists of the following well
known gentlemen: J. A H. Hunker, Phillip
Hoerr. Wm. C. Burt, Caleb Davis. George
Lauffer.C. E. Breitweisser. Dr. H. T RnmixEa
and Ed. Campbell.
At the last regular meeting of Allegheny
Council No. 228, National Union, the following
officers were installed for this year: President,
Robert Shearer; VicoPresident,H. A. Buehner:
Speaker. Wm. Hall; Secretary. Archie Gar
diner; Financial Secretary, Thomas W. Mc
Masters; Treasurer, John H. McCbesney: Chap
lain. Wm. Summerville: Usher, Geo.. A Drake;
Sergeant-at-Arms, L. W. Kartlick: Doorkeeper,
Fred Koerner: Trustees H. C. Thompson, F.
P. Crooks and A. B. Smith. Wm. V. Koerner
was appointed Council Deputy.
An election of officers of the Kccentric
Circle was held Thursday night The follow
ing gentlemen were elected tor tho ensuing
term: President, Harry H. Peterson; Vice
President, D. F. Danahey: Treasurer, John J.
Reno; Secretary, M. S. Welsh; Speaker, Jos.
Carlin; Steward, Owen Smith; Surgeons, P.
Madden; Engeue Sheehan; Musical Instructor,
J. L. Malone; Instructor of Elocution, John
Sons of Veterans.
Tho members of Major J. F.Slagle Camp
No. 119. S. of V., were surprised at their lait
meeting by a visit from tho Independent Aux
iliary, who camo in in a bodv, br ingig nwith
them all kinds of choice refreshments. The
members hardly knew how to entertain the fair
ladies, but they succeeded, with the ladies' as
sistance, and every one present greatly enjoyed
Jr. O. U. A. M.
Hi dale Council No. 235 held a grand enter
tainment at the Sixth ward schoolhouse, Alle
gheny, on Thursday evening. C. E. Brown
was manager, and Mrs. Alice Parsons, the Vog
ler sisters. Leon J. Long, the Hamiltons and
others took part in the programme. There was
a large audience present.
v. a. nr.
Lincoln Commandery No. 4, of Bellevne,
will hold a special meeting next Wednesday
evening. The Supromo officers will be present
and install officers. There will also bo three
candidates initiated. Members of sister com
mandenes arc requested to be present.
The following are tho newly elected officers
of the Tariffed
C.ui'ts: rresiucnr, L. Keiuuerg,
R. Price: Trcasurpr. Hirry Feinherg: Commit
tee on Uniform, W. Rosenberg and A, Shultz.
A STIFF UPPEB LIP
Characterizes Hustlers in All the
Branches of Local Industry.
OIL AND STOCKS GAININGJGROUB.
Five Hundred Applicants for Seal Estate
in the City and Suburbs.
MIEMTS GBANTED FOE 33 NEW HOUSES
The salient features of the week in local
business circles present several points of
general interest. Money ruled easy, with, a
fair demand for strictly legitimate purposes.
The upward movement in local securities
continued. Gas shares were notably strong.
Philadelphia, Chartiers and "Wheeling led
In activity, and even closed higher than it
opened on Monday.
Tho influences underlying the oil market were
rather bearish early in the week. Prices were
wayward and the direction downward. Later on,
however, the nulls took a hand in the play, and
established a firmer feeling, though without
augmenting the figures until just before tho
close at noon yesterday, when they scored the
biggest victory of the week, and claimed to
havo changed tho tide permanently in their
favor. The bears couldn't see it, however, and
propose to continue the hammering process
until they disclose the colored gentleman in the
woodpile. It may be found that he belongs to
the Standard family.
Easiness in real estate was fully up to the aver
age of the midwinter season. There were, it is
estimated by a Fourth avenue dealer, at least
600 inquiries for property during the week and
about 100 sales, cash being paid in most cases.
Leases and rents were about closed up, A
largo number of mortgages wero placed on
city and suburban property, gcneraUy at 6 per
cent The money thus realized will be largely
applied to building purposes and to tho enlarge
ment of business enterprises. Thirty-three
permits for new buildings were granted during
the week, at an estimated cost of $29,000.
Iron manifested a waiting disposition. It was
the genoral opinion that a good demand would
soon set in and prices improve. Acting on this
theory, the furnaces were not pushing
their product. But wbile there was no pressure
to sell there was no anxiety to buy the result
being a doll market so far as business was con
cerned. HOLD THEIfi OWN.
AH tho Spcclnltlci in Local Stocks Firm
Gas Still Cllmhinsr.
Business at the Stock Exchange yesterday
was not remarkably buoyant, but all the spe
cialties were strong. This was notably the case
with natural gas. The Philadelphia Company
maintained its position at 40, with few sellers.
Chartiers was also very strong. There was a
better demand for Traction and Electric. Bank
stocks, as a rule, are considered a good and
safe investment They were badly wanted, but
with one exception sellers failed to respond.
A Fourth avenue broker who returned from
New York yesterday reported a better feeling
in railroad stock, owing to the probable speedy
settlement of existing troubles, and the adop
tion of a system which will D'revent the use of
railroad securities for speculative purposes.
The following quotations show the drift of
prices on the local Exchange:
stocks. Hid. Asked
Allegheny National Bank 60
Bank of Pittsburg 70
Commercial National Bank 93
Diamond National Bank 150
Duqueene national Bank IS) ....
Exchange National Bank 81
first National Bank, Pittsburg 163
Fourth National Bank 115
Freehold Bank 43
Iron City National Bank. 90 ....
Keystone National. 60 ....
Masonic Bank 53 ....
Jiercts'ana ilannr. National Bank... 6S
Odd Fellows' Savings Bank 63
Pittsburg National Bank Commerce. ...205
ritteburg Bank for Savings 100
i-eopies' national Bant
l'conlcs' Havlnra Hank.
Tradesmen's N, Bank ,
Herman National Bank
Second National Bank, Allegheny.
Citizens' Insurance Co ,
National Insurance Co
Allegheny Gas Co. (Ilium.) ,
EastEnd (las Co. (Ilium.)
Chartiers Valley Gas Co
Natural Gas Co., W. Va
Pennsylvania Gas Co ,
Philadelphia Gas Co
Wheeling Gas Co ,
ixmimoia uu km.
Washington Oil Co '. 79
wuzens' Traction 77 go
Pittsburg Traction 43
La Noria Mining Co ijf i4
Allegheny County Electric 100
WestluKhouse Electric 33 hju
Union bwltch and signal Co 9 wu
Westinghouse Alrbralce Co 60 63
Pittsburg Cycloraraa Co 5
The sales comprised 100 shares Wheeling Gas
at 30, and 25 shares at 2! 100 Philadelphia Gas
at 40, 100 Keystone Bank at 60, After the call
20 shares of Keystone were sold by John D.
Bailey, presumably at 60. Sales on change ag.
gregated 235 shares, divided as above. A few
Email transactions took place outside princi
pally in gas.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day wero 117,152 shares, including Delaware.
Lackawanna and Western, 17,200; Erie, 12.W0
Lake Shore, 7,305; Michigan Central, 2,480;
Missouri Pacinc, 3,200; Northwestern, 3,110
Reading, 14,700; St, Paul, 16,000.
Business at thr- Banks Yesterday and Dur
ing tho Week.
Bankers reported a good demand for yester
day with which to clear up the week's obliga
tions. There was no outside movement bow
ever. Reports from all the prominent centers
show an easy feeling, with supplies adequate
to the demand. Pittsburg Clearing Honse
business was slightly below the average, the
exchanges Deing $1,726,708 32, and the balances
$267,794 4a The subjoined table gives the totals
for the past two weeks:
Monday $2,451,05127 t 393,623 68
Tuesday. 1,975,43148 304,377 77
Wednesday 2,043,04153 310,410 58
Thursday 1,635,852 85 268,833 64
Friday 1,710.154 40 267,639 37
Saturday 1,728,708 32 267,79140
Totals 111,572,849 89 (1,837,639 42
Exchanges, dailyaverage Jl, 928, 303 32
Wednesday f 2.S84.121 20
Thursday 2,405,703 66
Friday 2,442,534 &
Saturday 2,133,696 42
t 476,245 86
Totals for the week. .$12. 202, 169 34
f 1,952, 313 73
These aggregates were In excess of those for
the same time last year. They represent a
healthy condition of the money market, and a
large amount of substantial business. It should
be remembered that last week was limited to
four days, while the excitement attendant upon
the Wood street accident practically clipped
a day down this week.
Money on call at New York yesterday ruled
easy, with no loans at the board. It closed
offered at 2 per cent. Prime mercantile paper
was in demand at 4t.
The weekly statement uf tho New York banks
shows tho following changes:
Reserve. Increase 17,216,050
Loans, decrease toislaoo
Specie. Increase 5,118.200
Legal tenders. Increase 2,401,200
Deposits. Increase L231.40O
Circulation, increase 12,600
The banks hold $14,432,545 in excess of tho
25 per cent rule.
New TOBK-Clearings to-day, $112,295,868;
balances. $G,5S2,17L For the week, clearings.
$050,364413: balances, 835,372.630. -
BOSTON Clearings to-day, $16,310,484; bal
ances, $1,806,450. For tho week, clearings. J90.-
54,670; balanceal$8,332,2ua For same week last
year, clearings, $95,697,370; balances, $9,215,043.
BAiJnJ0EEclearln8s' ftSSS.m; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings. $11,174,309; bal
ances, 81,555,476. For the week, clearings; $69,
917.251; balances, $9,999,519.
CnioAQO Money easy at 08 per cent.
Bank clearings, $10,497,000.
The Market Opens Weal, but Grows Better
nnd Closes Rather Bullish.
The oil market yesterday was short bnt not
very sweet. The opening was weak, In the ab
sence of support, at 86,1 below that of Fri
day. Then the boys braced up, resolved to do
or die, and elevated the figures to 86. They
soon found the thing wouldn't work, and lost
courage, the result being a drop to 85Jf, the
low water mark for the day.
This was followed by a spasmodic reaction to
86, at which the market stood when the ham
mer fell. This was amaterialgainoverlin.il
figures, and gave the bulls reason to hope
tjat the tido had turned In their favor. Toe
feeling was strong at the close.
In the opinion of the bull element the worst
is over, for the present at least. Theopentng
Srlce was 88; highest. 86: lowest. 85 closed.
. Friday's clearings were 1368,000 barrels.
Field news was unimportant. The carrying
rates were unchanged,
A B. McQrew quotes: Puts, Sc; calls, 87o
Tne following table, corrected ny Do Witt Dll
wortb, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, .Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc. :
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Did. Ask.
Opened 60 Sales 11:15 r. M.... 88 885$
10:15 A. II.... 8C 86 11:30 F. M.. 86 86S
10:30 A. M.... S3 86 11:45 P. X.... K 86X
10:45 A.M.... 853 t0 12 W0 SBh ....
11:00 A. M.... 83S 83 Closed
Opened. S6c: Wgiie.t, S6s'c; lowest. S5Xcs
1)UT runs........ 45,23
Average rum 42,083
Dally cnarters - 25,695
Average cnarters 3L8SS
New York closed at 85Xc
OU City closed at 86c.
Uradrord cloaca at t6iic
lew YorE. rettned. 7c
London, re&ned. Gd.
Antwerp, reflned, lsf.
Taylorstown Oil News.
rSFECIAI. TELEGllAM TO TITB DtSFATCS.l
Taylokstown, January 12. TbeBeabout is
almost atogood agasser as the John Grimes'
A bit was lost in hole this morning, and a
good fishing job is expected.
The Donabcy, since drilled in the sand,
is showing up for a 75-barrcl well.
James Hodgcns, Sr., No. 5, will be shot in a
few days. James Hodgens, Jr., No. 2, will get
the Band this afternoon. This well is sur
rounded by the White Brothers wells and Indi
cations show for a nice well.
KEALIZLNG ON EBALTI.
A Twenty-Flro Thonsnnd Dollar Deal In
tho Thirteenth Ward.
The feeling in real estate circles yesterday
was quiet but hopeful. Considerable business
was transacted that was not reported. A cer
tain class of buyers aro wedded to tho opinion
that it would injure them to do business openly.
There was considerable favorable talk concern
ing tho Exchange scheme. Negotiations were
opened for the sale of two farms and a big
suburban hotel. Steps were taken to plat 1
ten-acre lot, near the city, for building pur
poses. Black & Baird, 85 Fourth avenne, sold for
William Locffler, to Dr. John Logan, a new
two-story and mansard brick dwelling on Fifth
avenue, near Halket street, Oakland, with lot
25x127 feet, for 8,000. This is tho fourth and
last of the four houses recently built by Mr.
Loeffler, all of which havo been sold by the
Ewing & Byors placoda mortgage of $1,000
for two years, at 6 per cent, on Sarah street
D. P. Thomas & Co.. 408 Grantstreet, sold for
Caspar Wensel, to Mary S. Sneer, the property
lying between Wylie and Webster avenues.
Thirteenth ward, Pittsburg, consisting of a
number of lot", brickyard and three brick
honsps, for 525,000. They also placed a mort
gage of 51,000 on East End property.
Alles & Bailey placed a mortgage for $1,000
for three ears at 6 ner cent on nrouertv in tha
Twelfth ward, Allegheny City.
John F. Baxter sold lot No. 40, Bank of Com
merce addition extended, Brushton Station,
frontage of 50 feet on Baxter street; 150 to 50
foot alley, to Fred Fenker, for 8500.
W. W. McNeill ABro., of 1G2 Fourth avenne,
reported the sale and settlement of a mortgage
iorti,uw on property at urusnton station,
Pennsylvania Railroad, 3 years, at 6 per cent;
also, one of $1,100, one of $275 and one of $500 on
properties in the Second ward. Allegheny, all
at 6 per cant; also, a mortgage of 1,500 at 8 per
cent on property at Bridgeville, in Upper St.
Thomas McCaffrey, 3509 Bntler street,- ro-
Sorted the following transactions: Sold for
:ose Harty, on Forty-fifth street, near Fenn
avenue, frame house, stable and lot tor 51,500;
also for Daniel Douglass to Thomas Hogan,
corner Main street anuHowlev avenue, house
and lot for $1,600; also for William H. and
George A. McWilliains to Elizabeth Phillips,
five lots fronting on Dauphin 6treet, Nine
teenth ward, for 81,250 each; also for 8. F.
xMlnor to George W. Suckling, lot 20x100 on
Mifflin street, near Main, for $700; also for
Denny estate to John E. Fuchs, lot in
Thirteenth ward, for $450; al3o for G. W.
Rankin, administrator of John Woolslaver's
estate, to' John Spcrber, lot 20x100, on Liberty
avenue, between Thirty-ninth and Fortieth
streets, for $875: also sold for Marearet Georire
to Alex Wilkinson, frame house and lot on
Denny, near Thirty-fourth street, for 12,250;
also for S. F. Minor to W. G. Unis. lot 20x100,
on Mifflin street, near Main, for $700; also for S.
F. Minor to Margaret George, lot 20x100, on
Mifflin street, near Main, for 1700: also same to
John Thoma, lot 20x100. on Mifflin street, near
Main, for $700. He also placed a mortgage of
$850, one of $1,000 and one of $3,000, all for three
years at 6 per cent, in Thirteenth, Sixteenth
and Eighteenth wards. There is a big demand
for property along Butler, Penn avenue and
adjoining streets since the cable cars com
menced to run out that way.
Reed B. Coyle & Co. sold for Mr. Lloyd a
modern brick residence of 10 rooms, on Craig
street, in the Fulton place plan, with lot 50xlli
for 514,000 cash.
A LUILDIXG SPDET.
Thirty.Tbrco Permits Issued tho Fait Week
Descriptions of the Houses.
Inspector Frank issued 33 permits for build
ings of all kinds tho past week a large majori
ty of them being dwellings. Tho total cost of
these structures is estimated at $29,000. This is
considered a remarkably good record for this
season. The list is appended:
A Northrop, iron-clad one-story wareroom,
20x72 feet, on Twenty-third street, between
Mary and June.
John and Mary Brenner, frame two-story
dwelling, 17x32 feet, on Erie street, Twenty
Jokn Butz, frame two-story dwelling,
18x34 feet, on Webster avenue, between Fran
cis and Morgan streets.
Christian Hieber, frame two-story dwelling,
22x32 feet, on Brereton avenue.
Frank Kotoniski, two-story dwelling, 20x18
feet, on Conkling street, Thirteenth ward.
Simon Kruczkowski, trame two-storv dwell
ing, 20x16 feet, on Conkling street. Thirteenth
Samuel Riddle, frame two-story manu
factory, 21x75 feet, on Liberty street, between
Thirtieth and Thirty-first streets.
Francis A Fischer, frame two-story dwelling,
16x30 feet, on Brereton avenue, between Dick
son and Hancock streets.
John Sperber, frame two-story dwelling,
17x32 feet, on Liberty street, between Thirty
ninth and Fortieth streets.
Louis Kerchner, frame two-story stable, 24x82
feet, on rear of Second street, corner of Maple
J. W. Eoessnor, frame one-story and mansard
dwelling, 18x34 feet, on Rose street, between
Charles and Addison streets.
George Garbart, frame two-story dwelling,
17x32 feet, on Keystone 6treet, between Fif ty-
urst auu ruty-beuuiiuDbicui
Bartley Carn, frame one-story dwelling, 12x24
feet, on Park avenue, between Renfrew and
F. L. Loeffler, frame one-story stable, 14x11
feet, on rear of Craig street, between Forbes
and Marbury streets.
Jacob Josephs, frame two-story dwelling,
27xZ7 feet, on Second avenue, between
Mauriel and Henry streets.
Mrs. C. Watson, frame two-story and attic
dwelling, 21x41 feet, on Park avenue, near
Dilworth, Porter & Co., ironclad one-story
spike mill, 4Sxl50 feet, on river bank between
South Fourth and Fifth streets.
Jacob Zanner, frame second-storv addition to
dwelling 12x16 feet on Harcum's alley, between
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets.
George Schanring, frame addition to two
story dwelling, 12x14 feet, on Boggs avenue, be
tween Saffel street and Southern avenue.
Martin Scherer, frame one-storymeat shop,
12x15 feet, on Webster avenue, between Somers
and Cbanney streets.
Henry Gray, two frame two-story dwelling?,
14x17 feet, on Dauphin street. Nineteenth
John O. B. Sawyer, frame ono and a half-story
stable, 30x18 feet, on Thirty-ninth street, be
tween Butler street and Penn avenue.
Elizabeth Von Hofen. frame two-story dwell
ing house, 18x32 feet, on Mt. Oliver street, near
Murphy & Diebold, brick two-story boiler
house, 20x74 feet, on Enterprise street, between
Radroad and Frankstown avenue.
George W. Suckling, f ramo two-story dwell
ing, lbx32 feet, on Mifflin street. Sixteenth
ward, between Mam and Friendship streets.
Patrick McQougb, frame two-story dwelling.
20x16 feet, on Bryant street, between Hlland
and Euclid streets. Nineteenth ward.
A L. Watklns, framo two-story dwelling, 20x
41 feot.on Sheridan street,nearIlooveler street,
E. JI. Lauscne, framfi two-story dwelling
house, 20x41 feet, on Hoevcier street, between
Collins and Sheridan streets. Nineteenth ward.
George Marks, frame two-story dwc'ling. 22x
30 feet, on Castor street, between Independence
anil Adolph streets. Thirty-sixth ward.
Henry Holz. frame two-story dwelling and
storeroom, 18x32 feet, on Second avenue, near
James Webb, frame two-story dwelling on
Blaine street, between Frazier street and Balti
more and Ohio Railroad.
Michael Hupf. frame two-story dwelling, 18x
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorli
When she was a Child, sho cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, sho clung to Castoria,
When sho had Children, she gave them Castorlx
82 feet, on Sterling street, Twenty-seventh
C. N. Reiner, frame two-story dwelling, 18x31
feet, on Mayflower street, near Park street,
PEICES MOTE UP.
A Moro Confident Feeling Takes Possession
of Wall Street Operators.
New Yoke, January 12. The stock market
to-day was more active than usual of late, and
the'improvement In business went hand in
hand with a strong tone which became very
pronounced toward the close and carried prices
up. The news of the day was almost all of a
favorable character, and the bank statement
showing an almost unprecedented gain to the
banks, was a factor in the late dealings when
the most marked strength of the day was
shown. London and the continent were both
liberal purchasers of their special ties, particu
larly at tho opening, and after that time tho
very fair local buying was sufficient to keep
prices moving steadily toward higher figures.
All classes of stocks felt the stimulus of the
more confident tone to the speculation, al
though the Grangers and Trunk lines were
most prominent in the upward movement.
Specially share advances were made by Man
hattan, Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg
and Omaha preferred, tho first named gaining
over 4 per cent en a comparatively heavy trad
ing for that stock.
First prices were generally a shade lower than
last evening's figures, because of. the realiza
tions of the short-waisted bolls, but thedemand
for stock made itself felt immediately and
E rices moved up all around, with Delaware and
ludson, Rock Inland and tho specialties lead
ing. The improvement continued slowly until
toward the close, when the issue of the bank
statement made a more urgent demand for
stocks, and In the last few minutes of the ses
sion prices wore lifted more rapidly, the mar
ket closing fairly active and strong at the high
est prices reached.
The entire list is higher. Manhattan rose
4, Koine, Watertown and Ogdensburg 2,
Omaha preferred ljf, Delaware and Hudson
1, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and Erie
preierreo eacn 1$, jUicnigan central 1, iiani
tobaand Consolidated Gas 1 per cent eacb, and
others fractional amounts.
Railroad bonds showed abont the usual
amount of animation this morning, the sales of
all issues reaching $983,000 for the two honrs of
business. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
6s and the Texas Pacific lsts were the most
active bonds, the latter furnishiDg$9l,0O0 to the
day's total. The tone of the market continued
firm to strong, but the improvement in quota
tions was most marked in the inactive issues,
the gains among the others being confined to
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenne:
Open- High- Low
Am. Cotton Oil 52
Atch., Top. & 8. F.... UU
Canada Southern S2
Central ofNew Jersey. 9aS
C, Bur.&Qulnoy 109
C, Jill. & St. Paul.... 64
V., J111.& Bt. P.. pf....l04
O.. Kockl. !.. 83K
C., St. P., 11. iO 32
0., St. P..M. &0., pf. 82
C. & Northwestern. ...1CJ5J
C.& .Northwestern, pf. ....
v. a a a i
Col.. Coal & Iron
Col. & Hocking Val
Del., L. & W 141J4
Del. & Hudson 132
E.T., Va. &a
E.T.,Va. &Oa., lstpr....
E.T., Va. AQa.2dpf. ....
Illinois Central VSJi
Late Shore AM. S 10436
Louisville A Nashville. S7X
Michigan Central 87
Mobile & Ohio ti
Mo., K. &Texas 13M
Sllsaouri Pacific 74K
New York Central.. ...108
S. Y.. L. E. W 2S
N. Y., L. E. & W.prer M
N. Y., C. A St. L.:.
N. Y,, U&St. L. pf.. 69
N. Y&N. E 44X
JJ. Y., O. & W 5...
Norfolk & Western, pf BH
Northern Pacific 25JJ
Northern Pacific pref. 60
Ohio & Mississippi 22
Oregon Improvement. 71
Oregon Tranacon 31
Peo. Dec. AKvans
Fhlladcl. & Headta?.. 4
Pullman Palace Car...!"!
Richmond &. W. P. T.. 24V
Kichmond A W.P.T.pf78K
St. Paul & DUuthpf.
Kt. P., Jllnn. A Man..
St. I,. ASsn Fran
St. L. A San Fran pf.
tit. L. San F. lit pdl4jj
Wabash preferred M
Western Union 84
Wheeling & L. COM
Boston & Albany.. .202
Boston & Maine 179S
C. B.&l) 110H
CInn. San. A Cleve. 24S4
Batland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central, com... 18
Wis. Central pf.... SS
Calumet A Heels. ...Ztt
.eastern it. r. vj
Eastern R. it. 6s 124
Flint A Fere M 29
Flint APereM. nrd. 03
Mexican Ci rural .... 14
Kelt Telephone 20SH
Bolton Land 7m
Water Power 8
M. 0 lstMort. Ms. 68,S
.i, i. snew&nz... mi
Old Colony. 170
San Diego ,. 27
NewYobk. January 12.-Amador. 150: Best
and Belcher, 575: Caledonia, 2S5; Crown Point,
V 587; Consolidated California and Virginia, 875;
.ueuuwuuu, iw; urouiu anu uurry, ju; naie ana
Norcross, $12; Iron Silver, $3; Mexican, 370;
Mono, 110; Mutual, 135; 8 avajo, 150: Ontario,
S32 60; Ophir, $8; Plymouth, 88; Savage, 350;
Sierra Navada, 330; Union Consolidated, $3;
YeUow Jacket. 4S0.
Since the Wood street disaster quite a num
ber of citizens have taken out accident policies.
The local Insurance business was never in a
better condition. Agents aro reaping a rich
There was a heavy demand on 'Change
yesterday for bank stocks, but the response
The People's Natural Gas and Pipeage Com
pany yesterday declared its first quarterly
dividend of 2 per cent.
George B. Hixl returned yesterday from a
business trip to New York. He thinks the
railroad trouble is in a fair way for settlement,
and that prices will soon shoot np.
Ex-Mayor HejiisyA. 'Weaver declines the
Presidency of the proposed Real Estate Ex
change in favor of W. A. Herron, who Is the
Nestor of the business In Pittsburg.
S.A.KEAS 4 Co., No. 2 Wall street, New
York, have just issued a small volume entitled
"Bond Values and Interest Tables," whjch Is of
special value to investors. The matters of
which it treats are presented in convenient,
compact shape for ready reference, and are
easily understood. It is a great improvement
upon any former work upon tbe same subject.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
Wheat Brcnks Under a Flood of Selling
Orders Corn and Oats Steady Pork
Unsettled and Prices Irregnlnr L,nrd
Tumbles and Rallies Short Ribs
Chicago Tho wheat market was heavy and
the feeling at the same time unsettled within a
lower range of prices. The weakness developed
yesterday, and tho uncertainty in regard to the
final Government report created uneasiness
among traders, especially the weaker "longs,"
and when tbe rush was made to sell there was
demoralization for the time being. The open
ing was stronger than yestcrday's.cIosing, and
prices from tho start were Jo to c higher,
caused by some shorts covering, but the specu
lative offerings increased and prices settled
bock c, and fluctuated for a wbilo within a
small range, but suddenly the speculative
offerings became heavy, supposed to be due to
the receipt of the Government report, and
when prices reached below $1 02 for May stop
limit loss orders were reached, and under a
flood of selling orders prices declined to a point
2c below tho top price reached early in tho
morning. Although tho Government report
was not as largo as expected, it had its effect
on tho already weak market which existed.
There was a recovery of c later, influenced
by covering of "shorts," but again ruled easier,
and tho closing was 2c lower than yesterday.
Very little interest was shown in corn. The
market opened about yesterday's closing
figures, changed but little, operators who
usually trade in this cereal giving wheat their
attention, and at the close prices were about
the same as tho final figures yesterday.
There was only moderato interest in oats, and
quiet and easy feeling prevailed in the near
lutures, but tne more distant ones were s.eady.
A fairly active trade was reported in mess
pork and tho feeling was somewhat unsettled
and prices irregnlar. Opening sales were made
at 1.0c decline and a further reduction of 10c
was submitted to. About tbe middle of the
session a stronger feeling was developed and
prices rallied 1215c, closing steady. .
Trading was- moderately active in lard.
Early a weaker feeling prevailed and prices
receded 7V10c; later more steadiness pre
vailed and prices rallied slightly, closing com
Only a light business was reported in short
ribs and tbe feeling .was easier.
Prices ruled 6U7jc lower and the market
closed steady at outside figures.
Tbe leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2, January. 96c; February. 99Ji
W4ViV!c; May, $1 031 031
i opjjjj juiv, Kmukvmmyic.
Cobn-No. 2 January, &c; March, S53oc;
May, 363i36K3653okc. ,,m,
Oats No. 2 January, 24Kc; May, Z7?i27&
"Mess Portx,per bbl. January, $13 20013 30
13 2013 30: March, $13 3U13 4513C0
13 45; May, $13 6013 6513 S013 65.
Lahd per 100 Its. January, $7 27H07 3O
mmi&f 30; March. $7 37KW S7K7 3JK
7 37K; May, $7 507 52U7 4o&7 47.
hhobt UBS, per 100 ffii January, So BoiS
March, $0 95; May, $7 057 107 05
quotations were as follows: Flour,
l ancnanged. Ho. Z spring wheat.
No. 3 spring wheat. 83c; No. 2 red,
85Ki96c. No. 2 corn. SSMtXSXlic No. 2 oats.
ZvsSMc. No. 2 rye, 48c. No. 2 barley, nom
inal. Ao. 1 flaxseed, $1 62. Prime timothy
seed $1 541 55. Mess pork, per barrel, $13 30.
Lard, per 100 lbs. 17 30. Short ribs sides (loose).
$8 00. Dry salted shoulders (boxed). $8 37K
6 60. Shorf clear sides (boxed), $7 257 37k.
Receipts Flour, 7,000 barrels; wheat, 12,000
bushels; corn, 97,000 bushels: oats. 85,000 bush
els: rye, 4,000 bushels: barley, 45,000 bushels.
Shipments Flour. 7,000 barrels: wheat. 14,000
bushels: corn. 98,000 bushels: aats. 72.000 bushels;
rye, 9,000 bushels; barley, 23,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was better: extra creamerv. 2&g26c;
extra firsts. 2123c; fancy dairy. 2123c; extra
firsts, 1618c Eggs better at IBJiQlSc.
LlVf! STOCK 3IAEEETS.
Condition of the Market nt tho East Liberty
OmcK or Pittsburg dispatch.
SATURDAY, January 12, 1SS9. J
Cattlk Receipts, 817 head: shipments, 6413
head: market nothing doing; 21 cars of cattle
shipped to New York to day.
HOGS Receipts, 2,000 head: shipments, 2,5X0
head; market active; Philadelphias, $5 205 25;
mixed. $5 40o 50: Yorkers, $5 4o5 65: com
mon to fair, $5 30Q5 40; pigs, $5 505 5; 11 cars
of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 2,000 bead: shipments, 1,800
head; market stronger at yesterday's prices.
Items Abont Litigants nnd Lawyers
What Thcv Are Haying; nnd Doing.
Phillip Y. Pendleton was yesterday ad
mitted to practice at the Allegheny County
Charters were granted yesterday to the
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, of
Pittsburg, and to the U. P. Church, of West
Ik the casaof the Commonwealth ts M. F.
Cassidy, Alderman, the Prothonotarv was or
dered to pay to the State $130 paid into bis
hands by the defendant, as fines collected in
certain Law and Order cases.
Subpoenas in divorce were Issned yesterday
in the following cases, in all of which desertion
was the canse for complaint: Mary Behers vs
Franklin Behers; Appoloma McKeown vs John
McKeown: Mary A. Powell vs Leroy C.Powell.
Hawson Marshall yesterday withdrew
tho caveat he had filed before Register Conner,
Erotesting against the probating of the will of
is father, Michael Marshall, who had left tbe
bulk of his estate to his widow, Ann Marshal,
and son Thomas P., giving Hawdon $2,000.
Frederick Reiser, of McKeesport, son of
Augusta Reiber, a widow with seven children,
filed a petition yesterday asking for the ac
pointment of a Commissioner in Lunacy, al
leging that bis mother was unable to care for
her property. H. B. Herron was appointed to
hold the inquest.
In the divorce suit of Agnes Scott against
John K. Scott, the latter yesterday withdrew
his request for a Jury trial, and R. H. Douglass,
Esa.. was annolnted a Commissioner to take
testimony. The suit grew out of the contro
versy between Scott and Dr. Bingaman. In
addition to tbe divorce suit there is one pend
ing against Scott in tho Criminal Court for as
sault and battery on Dr. Bingaman.
The Judges of the Common Pleas and Or
phans' Court met yesterday and decided that
the examining committee for the admission of
students to the bar be increased from five to
six members, three of them to be appointed
each year to servo for two years. The commit
tee appointed' for 1SS9 was A. JI. Watson,
Andrew P. Morrison andJ. Mc. F. Carpenter,
to serve ono year, and W. B. Rodgers, William
Scott and T. B. Alcorn, to serve tor two years.
Judge Ewn? o yesterday filed an opinion In
the suit of the First National Bank of Pitts
burg against W. J. Kountz and R. H. King and
others. The suit was brought under the act of
1S10, entitled "an act regulating suits on prom
issory notes and for taking stock in execution."
The Court had awarded a process in the nature
of a foreign attachment to attach stock stand
ing in the names of other persons, bnt alleged
to belong to W. J. Kountz. The Court yester
day discharged the rules taken to quash the
Blondny's Trial List.
Common Pleas No. 1 Reno et al vs P. 6W.
Ry. Co.;Perkins et alvs B.,P. & C. Ry. Co.:
Morrison vs school district of Mifflin township;
Mugele vs Greer et aL: Wharton, Jr.. & Co.
vs P., K. it St. C. Ry. Co.: McKelvy vs ilc
Kee, administrator; Wilson et al vs Walton et
al;VanVoorhis vs Gnmbert; Musterman vs
Mnsterman; Ollinler vs Weiss; Call vs Ray.
Common Fleas No. 2 Jones vs Chartiers
Valley Gas Company; Rowley vs Sons of Vet
erans; Louis vs Nimlck & Brittaln Manufact
uring Company; Jutte et al vs Chartiers Val
ley Gas Company; Didier vs Pennsylvania
Company; Byrnes et alvs Porter et al; Sem
melroch vs Tiers et al; Farrar vs Herron; Rob
inson et al vs Howley; Donley vs Pittsburg Lo
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs P. M.
Mclnerny, P. M. Connelly, Yerck Wall, Henry
Mebel, James Neil!, William Bcchtold et al,
W F.Jones, Springer Lenhart, Joseph Allen,
Mary rSchock et al, William Hall, Frank
Gardener, Patrick Sullivan, Henrv Reifer,
Catharine Schmidt (2), Mary Herdman (2).
Barney Walker (2), Andrew Wilson, Andrew
McGlnmphey, Reddy Cobbs, Mike Filkin,
George W. Kaywood, Wm. Gray.
Will BABIES CRI.
What to Do With tho Little One When
It Screams at Night.
St. Louis Republic.
The baby screams and the father, more
often the mother, walks the floor with jt
through the long hours of the night. Do
healthy babies cry? They do not; when a
baby cries there is something wrong in the
management. Frequently it is the arrange
ment of the clothing. Swaddle a young ape
in the clothing a baby is obliged to wear
and he will scream his life ont. They crawl
naked in the sand aronnd the parental hut.
Give the babies elbow room. A stoic could
not endure the constrained positions into
which babies are forced by their unnatural
Often the fault is in the diet. The stimu
lants which pervade the culinary depart
ment irritate the young and delicate nervous
tissue. Then bafiies cry and bother people;
and "'paregoric" is brought upon the scene.
The baby cries for a little common-sense
treatment and receives pouon. Some
people have conscientious 'scruples abont
giving children paregoric, but other nar
cotics are sold under pleasanter names and
at popular prices.
Life along the river front and the comi
cal side of the life ot a New York policeman
at Harris' this week.
According to recent investigation is caused by
excess of lactic acid in the blood. This acid
attacks the fibrous tissues, particularly in the
joints, and causes the local manifestations of
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shoulders, and in the joints at the knees, ankles,
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The largest contracts given out by tho
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excavating a site for the Fourteenth ward
police station, John Wales. $5,299, and re
pairing the storm damage to Southside mar
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