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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 1889.
FOE GOD OE (LESAE.
Eer. G. Hodges on Combining Com
mon and Religious Duties.
ALL GOOD WORK IS WORK FOR GOD.
The Christian Should he a loyal Citizen
and a Voter.
FAITHFULNESS IX WORE AND PEATEE
rWBITTEJJ K)R TUB DISPATCH.!
HERE are two kinds
of questions which
are kept out, by com
mon content, and
Tery prudently, from
the discussions of all
ing societies: Ques
tions about politics
and questions about
religion. These questions are barred out,
not because they are not interesting, but
because they are altogether too interesting.
They are subjects concerning which most
men who think at all hare such deciilea ana
alert convictions that they do not readily
lend themselves to the purposes of social
Our Lord was once confronted with both
these questions at the same moment. There
appeared before Him a company, strangely
consorted, of ecclesiastics and politicians.
And they said, "Whose side are you on?"
Are you on our side? or are you on our side?
Do you believe in the State, or do you be
lieve in the Church nhieh?"
The question was the more difficult, be
cause it was asked as we would say to-day
in the heat of a political campaign. The
future of the Jewish nation waited upon the
issue. One of two courses must be speedily
adopted, one of two parties must win. There
must be a sharp, and definite religious re
bellion, throwing off this Roman and heathen
yoke; or there must be a definite and final
political submission, a shitting ot the voke
into the easiest place upon the national Lack
and shoulders. The question turned upon
a payment of taxes, Shall we resist the tax
and'rebel? or shall we pay the tax and sub
mit? That was what they asked Christ
A DELICATE QUESTION.
And Christ took that petty, local question
of provincial politics, and answered it by
the statement of a principle as wide as the
world and as lasting as time. He refused
to descend into the partisan arena. You
are both right. He answered, and both
wrong. "Render unto Cse?ar the things
which be Caesar's, aid unto God the things
which be God's."
This is by no means contradictory to that
other word of Christ: "Ye cannot serve God
complicated machinery is constructed and'
balanced for just that purpose. If you take
away the hour band you might as well take
away the minute hand and the dial and
the wheels ana the case and the clock. It
is the hour hand which makes all this
machinery good for anything.
Take awav religion out of human life and
you have taken the hour-hand off the clock;
the pendulum may go on swinging, and the
wheels may go on wheeling, and the ticking
may sound' as loud as ever, but all goes lor
nothing. The busiest life without the
thoueht of God, without the spirit of re
ligion, is onlv a tangle of noisy wheels rush
ing around in a great hurry, for nothing.
The pleasures of society and the pursuit of
sanctity, the world o"f business and the
world of prayer are just as harmoniously
adjusted in a right life as the bonr-hand
balances the minute-hand in a good clock.
And to the question is not as its first
askers imagined, Which shall we serve,
God or Caesar It is not, Sanaa we te good
business men, good housekeepers, or shall
we be good Christians? But, How may we
I do both, and be both?
Consider now, in this Connection, how
helpful to genuine devotion is simple faith
fulness in work.
My Father worketh," says our Lord,
"and I work." And so when we work, we
are following a divine example. God, hav
ing become man,humbled himself to become
a working man, and to labor daily at the
bench of a carpenter, that this divine ex
ample might be plain beyond mistake.
Think ot that when tasks multiply upon
Moreover, all good work is work for God
really for God. This is His world; we
are His servants. He has given us the
tools with which to work, and has set us
down where He would have us use them.
If you have a strong arm, if you have a
quick brain, if you have a knowledge of
art, of trade, of finance,
HE GATE IT TO TOTJ.
When you use these divinely given tools
of vours, in this divinely appointed place of
yours, you are doing something for God.
"Who sweeps a room as for God's laws,
makes'that, and the action fine." And so it
was right that Fra Angelico should pray
Delore lie painted. lie was Uods artist.
So it was rizht that that great merchant
should inscribe "to God's glory," at the top
of the pages of his ledger. He was God's
servant, doing his share of the work which
had been given bim to do. When Hadyn
was composing "tb creation," he wrote
upon each leaf of his manuscript "to the
sole glory of God;" and when at "let there
be light," the whole vast audience rose up
in uncontrollable applause, he waved them
down, with tears in his eyes, crying out, "it
is not mine, it is God's." It was God's, but
no more than your own work is, if you do it
faithfully as God's servant.
But there is work and work. There is
the work which a horse does, and the work
which a man may do. A man may work
like a horse, with no higher purpose than a
horse has. Or he may work like a man.
He works like a man, who does his work
consciously for God, doing the best he
knows how, because that is the kind of
work God wants. This kind of work needs
faithfulness in prayer.
Among the races at the Olympic games
was a race which was run with torches. The
torch was lighted at an altar beside the
Friendship Conclave In Pythian Hall, corner
Fifth avenne and Market street, to-morrow
tfglit. Deputy Stephen Collins will also install
the officers of the conclave.
Deputy Martin Schroeder Installed the fol
lowing officers of West End Conclave, on last
Thursday night: Past Archon.William Graham;
Archon, A. F. Turner: Provost, John Collins:
Prelate, John Panner; Secretary, Robert
Wouds; Financier, John L. Forster: Treasurer,
William H. Yinglmg; Inspector, C. L. Koerner;
Warden, James M. Klrby; Sentinel, Daniel F.
Danahey; Medical Examiner, Dr. Charles
Ganglolf: Representative to Supremo Con.
clave. Homer L. McGaw; Alternate, C. L.
Special Deputy Morris Cohen, assisted by
Supreme Organizer Osmond, installed the fol
lowing officers of Sharpsburg Conclave on last
Monday evening: Past Archon, John - D.
Heiber; Archon, SamuelMcClay.Esq.tProvost,
J. Q. A. Irvine: Inspector, Charles A. Clowes;
Prelate, H. J. Ingham; Secretary, H. Robison;
Financier, G. F. Haine: Treasurer, J. A,
Donaldson; Warden, J. S. Kirk; Sentinel, H. 8.
McConnell; Trustees. R. A. Robinoon, W. E.
Koch. James R. Darragh; Medical Examiner,
Dr. W. E. Johnston: Representative to Su
preme Conclave, Jamas R. Darragh; Alternate,
John D. Heiber.
The following officers were installed in
Monongahela Conclave, of this city, last Tues
day nignt: Past Archon, M. O. Cohen; Archon,
J. Campbell; Provost, R. V. Barker; Prelate,
B. Jacobs Inspector, T. M. Wood; Secre
tary. Captain Jos. B. Eaton; Financier, R. T.
Hill; Treasurer. E. S. Morrow; Warder, Ed.
Lutz; Sentinel, R. B. Brown; Trustees, W. H.
Hagan. L. De Wolf, D. C. Snyder: Medical Ex
amiuers, Drs. H. B. Orr. A. Blumberg, W. M.
Johnson: Representative to Sunreme Conclave.
D. C. Snyder; Alternate, General A. L. Pearson.
Morris Cohen and B. N. Jacobs were presented
solid gold badges for bringing in the largest
number of new members during the past term.
Brother Lndwig will veceive a similar badge,
the prize offered by Dr. II. B. Orr.
With the Bright Outlook of the Local
A WEEK'S RECORD TO BE PROUD OP.
No Phenomenal Activity, hut Everything
on a Steadily Growing Basis.
MONEY, OIL. STOCKS AND EEAL ESTATE
C. 31. B. A.
Tho Advisory Council meots this, Sunday,
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
A meeting will take place this evening at 4
o clock at St. John's School, on South Four,
teenth street, to organize a branch.
According to the report of tho Secretary of
the Advisory Council, the membership in Alio
gheny county increased 66 per cent last jear.V
A meeting will be held at 12:30 to-day at St.
Malachi's School, on the Southside, to hear the
benefits of the association explained. District
Deputy Buckley and others will deliver ad
dressee. At St, Joseph's School. Sharnbunr. there
will be a meeting this evening at 7:30 o'clock, to
be addressed by District Deputy C P. Keefer
and others. Fifteen persons have applied for
The following officers of Branch No. 31 were
installed by Past Chancellor P. G. Nash, last
Wednesday evening: President, F. J. Bradj;
First Vice President, Thomas M. Hughes; Sec
ond Vice President, John Conlon; Recording
Secretary, H. E. Charle; Assistant Recording
Secretary, P. G. Nash; Financial Secretary,
John Grant; Treasurer, William Corbett; Mar
shal, J. P. Jacobs; Gnard, Edward Doris; Trus
tees, Daniel Becher. F. J. Brads". Charles Ebbe,
William J. Tomer, James McGuire.
and Mammon." ilammon. anions the Jews.
meant the world. The saying world indeed
seems to mean that one or the other, God or I starting point, and the winner was he who
--.lammon, ine cnurcn or ine noria, mustoe was not only first at the goai but was the
given up. But Christ is here His own in- first t0 cet there with his torch sU11 burn.
terpreter. There is some use alter all even . ins. Swiftness went fornothingif the light
lor "unrighteous Mammon." "Make vour- ! went out.
selves friends" by it. Go into the world as The light ;s the light of Go(L Kindle the
into the field of opportunity. Make your- torch at the altar of God. The busv man
self so useful in the world, so helpful in the and the busy woman of an peopleshould
world, such an enlightening and uph'tmg , begin this dav with the petition that their
influence in the world, that other men and WOrdsand acts and thoughts, may be to the
women may have reason to be eternally . praise and glorv of God's hdlv name, that
I they may be strengthened against tempta
is not one tion and delivered from evil,
the world. . tt, . , .... .i i I.:..
any more than the service ot God forbids the busiest person mav be helped to live relig
service of Caesar. Men are not to flee lrom , innslr hr fnithfnlnp.. in rl- ,! ft,
grateful to you,
Thus the commanded choice
which forbids all contact with
Cassar iuto the solitude ot the hermit's cell.
and are not to take refuge against Mammon
behind the rags of the mendicant or the vow
of perpetual poverty. When Christ named
us in His prayer, on the uight in which He
was betrayed, His petition was not that wc
should be taken out of the world, onlv that
we should be kept from the evil. And men
and women are not to think that because
they are in the world and full of its duties
and its cares, they are thereby, on account
ot any necessity, "removed from God, and
les' able to serve Him.
If men look with pity and wonder, rather
than with admiration, upon Simon of
the pillar, perched up high in the air,
taking small interest in the world, and lend
ing no hand to better it, and paying abso
lutely no service to Caesar; there is another,
his counterpart, who is far less admirable
and to be imitated, and that is the Simon of
the store, or of the office, or of the kitchen,
or of the parlor, who cares only for what
mav please his senses, not for what may
profit his soul; only for this world, not at
all for the world to come; who puts the
lower before the higher; and pays
2JO VISIBLE SEEVICE TO GOD.
The Christian is to be a loyal and inter
ested citizen; he is to vote, and to take bis
part in politics. The best course for men
who are desirous of getting the name of God
written in the Constitution of the United
States, is to bring the spirit of God into the
politics of the United States by their ex
ample. The Christian is to be a working citizen;
he is to give bis time and thought and
strength, to his trade, or his traffic, or his
profession. It is just as much his duty to
do his daily work industnously.honestly,
persistently, efficiently, and to support his
family, as it is to say his pravers. Everv
man is serving God, who is sincerely and
helpfully doing that which he can do best.
He is right who affirms that Dickens was
better employed in writing his novels than
he would have been in preaching the gospel,
simpiv because the one was his mission
rather than the other; that Mendelssohn did
well to compose music instead of going out
as a missionary to the Choctaws; and that
Shakespeare was bora to serve the world
and his Maker better as a playwright than as
a bishop." He is not robbing God who pays
his due to Carsar.
But let him who renders un A Coesar that
which is Cscfjr's see to it that he does not
stop there. The man of politics, the man of
business, the man of affairs, the man of the
world, if he would be a man. must deserve
that title which is the synonym for all that
is manliest and best in human life he must
be a Christian.
It is, indeed, to be remembered that
although tht choice between God and Cajsar,
between God and Mammon, between holy
living and the calls of a busy life, is not
a strict alternative, yet there is a choice,
and a serious one. It consists in the
duty of men and women to put God
first, in a way so deep, so constant, so com
prehensive and pervading, that only an
earnest person can understand what the
words imply. They are to think in every
difficulty: What would God have me to do?
They are to put awav every regulation of
Mammon, every edict of Caar, which runs
counter to the will of God. Whatever im
pediment comes in between- the soul and
God, they are absolutely to cast or t. If it
is the pleasures of the world; if the play or
the ball, or the card party, or the novel,
comes in between their soul and heaven,
making their devotions briefer or their
hearts colder, or their good example weaker,
.they are in that respect, and just so far, to
put this spiritual impediment out If it
is the occupations of the world; if business
cares or household worries hinder the relig
ious life; if certain commercial methods or
certain social customs put a stronp strain
upon the conscience, they are just so lar, to
A COMMON MISTAKE.
But it was the mistake of those Hebrew
religionists and politicians, and it is the
mistake into which some honest people
stumble to-day, to suppose that the common
duties cannot be thoroughly done, and the
heavenly duties done also. It is a good
deal the same kind of blunder which a man
would make who should take the hour hand
off the lace of his clock, so as not to tire the
clock. He would be like the man or woman
who says: "I am so very busy, I have so
many cares that I will have to leave re
Why, a clock is made to carry an hour
band and a minute hand together. All its
The annual election of officers and tho In
stallation of the same is tbc order of the day
at this season among the different Councils of
Allegheny county. All the former have been
'Perfected and most of the latter. Among them
was the installation of the officers of Spring
Held Council No. 213, on Monday evening, and
Mansfield Valley Council No. 810, on Friday
evening, by D. D. G. R. George Dunkcla, who
will perform the t-arue duty for Hazelwood
Council on the night of the 21th. The Past
Regents' Association of Allegheny county will
hold their annual election of officers on Thurs
day evening, the 31st of January, and at the
same time perfect arrangements for the re
ception of the Grand Council, which meets in
Pittsburg on the third Tuesday of March, 18S9.
Lincoln Commandery, No. 4, of Bellevne,
has ordered new uniforms.
aSf srx r towarrt" : wK2srss-
Deputy Past Commander Cooper visited
Lincoln Commandery last Wednesday evening;
also Comrades Langbein and Case, of No. 3,
and assisted the comrades to initiate three
candidates into the mysteries of the order.
lously, by faithiulness in work, and bv
faithfulness in prayer. It remains to ipeak
DEAlCfO WTTir HINDEBANCES.
If some busv people are asked whvthev
live so unreligiously, so unspiritually; why
animais, ana not up toward heaven as
j men and angels may, they will say
that they have so many thincs to
think of and so little private time, and so
many peace-destroying and temper-spoiling
obstacles that devotion is impossible. There
is a proverb in French to the effect that
"Earnestness achieves the impossible."
And there is a maxim in English which is
even better, which counsels ns to "turn
stumbling-blocks into stepping stones."
And anybody can do that, by God's help,
if they only try hard enough."
There is a picture by Domenichino of a
woman and an angel. The woman holds a
tablet on which is written in golden letters
a verse from a psalm; the angel kneels be
side her. The woman is the blessed St.
Francesca. Franceses was a noble lady,
rich and beautiful, living in the midst of
the gayest society of Rome. She was at her
prayers one day, the siory goes, and was
called away six times while sue was trying
to read a single verse in the Psalter; and
every time went cheerfully and attended to
the duty or the pleasure and came back de
voutly. And the sixth time when she came
back she found the whole verse shining in
.bright gold, touched by an angel's finger.
The beautiful old story is not true, but its
meaning is both true and helpful; that even
a life which is busy with pleasures need not
be nndevout, need not be wholly given over
unto Csesar, and that God blesses with an
especial blessing a worship and a service
which costs something some inconvenience,
some sacrifice, some patience, some self-restraint,
I. O. O. F.
On Tuesday evening, January 22. Fort Pitt
Lodge, No. SS3, will have a very handsome ban
ner presented to it. Several prominent mem
bers of the order are expected to be present.
Members of sister lodges are invited to be
On Wednesday last a lodge of the Rebekah
de ree was instituted at Wilkinsburg with ap-
Sropriate ceremonies. It will be known as
lystic Cross No. 17C, and starts with good pros
Sects. The folloning officers were elected:
oble Grand. Alonzo Eckcr; Vice Grand, Mrs.
Jobn Porter: Secretary. John Porter: Record
ing Secretary, C. H. McKelvy; Treasurer, Mrs.
V. A. M.
Daughters of Liberty.
The following officers have been installed
in Unity Council No. 11. Daughters of Liberty
Councilor. Maggie Dusbanc: A. C, Annie Duff;
V. C, Annie Anderson; A. V. C, Ruth Hay
den; R. S., Came B. Long; F. S., Mollie B
Johnston: A. S., Kate Lindner; Treasurer. Eva
Hoak; Guide, Celia Pastiouis: I. G., Bella
Richards; O. G., Georgean Moore: P. A. C
Jennie Robson; Trustees, Isaac Bennett, Harry
Williams, Maggie Dushanc.
Business the past week was in the direc
tion of a steady improvement in the volume
of transactions, and a general hardening of
values, the only notable exception being pe
troleum, which gradually yielded to a pow
erful bearish influence that was both unac
countable and unexpected. It was gener
ally conceded that a big deal was being
manipulated, of which selling was a prom
inent lactor, with the ulterior purpose of
loading up heavily at 85c and under, and it
became known that there was heavy buying
in New York afd the "West at these figures.
The combination working the deal may
change front any day and put prices up,
but it is probable ithas not fully supplied its
wants and will retain its grip on the market
for some time longer. Considerable long oil
was dumped during the week.
The local stock market presented some inter
esting features. There was a lively demand
for all the specialties, gas, traction and electric
heading the list, but holders refused to re
spond, except in cases of urgency. Brokers at
tended the Exchange clay after day with
pockets lull of ordcrs,'but were unable to ob
tain what they wanted on terms satisfactory to
their customers. These securities, with their
growing possibilities, were considered good in
vestments, and those in possession of them
were not anxious to let them go. The result of
this was increased steadiness all along the line,
with comparatively few sales. The inquiry for
bank stocks was unusually urgent, but the fig
ures at which they were held were too steep
for ordinary purses. Practically they were out
of the market.
Real estate was active so far as inquiry could
make it so, but the number of deals consum
mated was rather beyond the average. It was
difficult to bring buyers and sellers to look at
prices through the same glasses This di
vergence of views stood in the way of several
transactions. The sensation of the week among
real estate men was the so-called Wood street
deal, embracing an entire block to be used for
hotel purposes. Persistent attempts to run the
rumor down resulted in adding to the mystery.
All that could be learned of a reliable nature
was that a Fourth avenue dealer had sold a
property on that street for 5100.000, or there
abouts, and that part of the purchase money
bad been paid. All other information was
withheld. From anothcrsource itwaslearned,
in an indirect way, that the same parties were
negotiating for the adjoining block, but that
there was a slight hitch In regard to the price.
It was promised that light would be thrown on
tbesubjectthis week. Inspector Frank granted
88 permits for new buildings principally small
frame residences the estimated cost of which
Iron was a shade firmer in consequence of a
slight improvement in the demand, but there
was no change in quotations. The prospect for
a revival increases as the season advances.
Large prospective building operations, it is ex
pected, will mare than absorb the stock of
structural iron on hand. Pig already feels the
stimulus of increasing business. Coal andcoke
were depressed owing to tho uncertainty of the
outcome of the labor agitation.
ances, $1,912,666. For the week Clearings,
S9S,80i,140; balances, $10,250,131.
Philadelphia clearings, $12.5S0,310; bal
ances, $1,865,007. For the week Clearings,
$73,520,67o; balances, $10,740,631.
Baltimore Clearings to-day, $2,170,081;
St. Louis Bank clearings to-day, $3,206,233;
Chicago Money unchanged at 57 per cent.
MOURNERS' WERE HANI.
The Petroleum Mnrket Persistently Refuses
to Brace Up Wet Blankets.
The session of tbe Petroleum Exchange yes
terday was a short horse and soon curried.
It lasted about two hours. The market was
dull and lifeless from the start. Thero was no
snap in it. The dumping of long oil and the
producers' nightmare disheartened the boys,
and they resorted to scllping to earn an honest
The opening was 84, J under Friday. This
struck the keynote fir tho day. About 10
o'clock the bulls made i feeble attempt to brace
up. They put their itufC. up to 8 hut it
wouldn't stay there. Tfce downward procession
was then resumed and continued until tho cor
bined noise of gong and gavel announced that
the meeting was over. It was a jolly if not a
happy crowd that trooped out of the exchange
The opening was 84, highest 84f, lowest 84,
closed IHi4, higher tlan Friday. It was an
off day at all of tho Oil centers. New York
wasqnietas well as the West. Outside news
was generally bullish, tut had no effect upon
the market. Friday's clearings were 2,118,000
A. B McGrew quotel puts 83c calls. 84JJo
Tne following tabie, corrected by De Witt Oil
worth, broker In petrjeum. etc., comer. Fifth
avenne and Wood strctt, Pittsburg, etfows the
order of fluctuations, etf.:
HOMES FOR THE MILLION.
10:15 A. M...
10:30 a. it...
10: A. M...
11:00 A. jr....
11:15 P. M...
11:13 P. H...
nighJdt, Sjici lowest, 84c;
JliUy run , 4.330
Averaffp runs 42.fttf7
.Daily shipments 70.610
Avenue shipments ,...., 69,53)
Dailv charters - 0,343
Averace charters .- 38,80a
Clearances ..2,143, 000
Hew York closed at 8-fc.
Oil City closed si 84XC
Bradford closed al 84 He
ew VorJE. reHned. Ja
London, retlncd. 6H.I.
Antwerp, reflned. JSJfG
BIDDERS GO BEGGING.
Stock Broilers Still Unable to Supply Their
Stocks wero strong yesterday but not active,
bidders making nearly, all the noise, but ac
complishing little. Brokers were on hand at
the opening of the session, which was presided
over by Captain Barbour, full of orders for all
tho specialties, but they were unable to supply
their wants, owing to the advanced views of
those owning the stuff. The result was there
were only two sales one of La Noria and one
of Philadelphia Gas. The demand for bank
stocks was something extraordinary, but there
were no responses. Good dividend-payers are
not picked up every day. Bids and oilers fol
A. O. F.
At th e last regular meeting of Court Pride
of Allentown, No. 62S5, the following officers
P. Pet. S. AM. Ex
AlleehenvKat. Hank ,
Bank of Pittsburg
Commercial National Bank
Citizens' National Bank
Diamond Jtt'l Bank
Exchange Nat. Bank
First National Hank, Pittsburg.
Fourth National Bank
Imn fit,- Kf.llnn.1 llanlr
i Iron and Ulass Dollar Savings' Ban k"'.!l23
I At:!buuu jkiuil oi iiiifcourg, ex aiv,
-u. nuu .'1. .Hl. JUQK,
Hughes; S. W., J. Potts: J. V T. Howells; J.
B., II. Brownhill; 8. B., A. McCormick: D.
Delegate, w. Curtis; D. Deputy, T. Powell;
Trustee and Physician, J. B. bweeny.
K. O. T. ar.
The following officers of L. W. Ebert tent.
No. 47, were installed Friday. January 11, by
Past Sir Knight Commander George Colston:
P. 8. K. C, B. L. Eslcr; Commander. Charles'
Vogtrberger: Lt. C, P. G. Guth: R. K., v. B
Munur; F. K., J. J. McGrew; Prelate, L. D
Boegs: Sergeant, S. F. Scott; M. A. F. MMr:
First M. O.. H. Grant: Second At. n v
) Kundi: Picket, William N. McCracken; Senti-
uci, . v. .uuvo.cn, i. ujsitiau, r.uartner;
Trustees, W. E. Bunting, R. L. Esler, Charles
O. V. A. 91.
Zara Council No. SS6 Councilor, William
L. Reed; V. C, A. H. Vankerk: R. S., William
S. Murphy; Treas., Henry Henning; F. S., Sam
A. Wallace: Ind., H. R. Thomas: Ex., k. &
Turbett;L P.,John Snider; O. P., John T.
Honader: Jr. Ex. C, W. A. J. Burket; Rep.,
John P. Kenny.
General Custer Council No. 23S Councilor.
D. F. Croford; V. C William Barton; R. S..
J. W. Patton; A. R. S., W. E. Bunting; F. S.
B. F. trreen; Treas.. G. H. Scbawaker; Ind.,
W. H. Moist; Ex., Sanford Thompson; L P..
T. S. Ross; O. P., J. B. Bartlett; Jr. Ex. C, P.
S. Brown; Rep., P. S. Brown.
Colonel Sam Black Council !No. SSlrVnn.
cilor, Charles Swank; V. C, James Houston;
It. S James Hazen; A. B, S., John Satch; F.
S ard Borland; Treas., Charles Cregg; Ind.,
Wilson Jefferson; Ex., Charles Anden L P.
John Simons; O. P.. S. T. Ander; P. C, William
Wallace: Rep., William Cregg.
Lexington Council No. 377 Councilor
GcoigeH. Myers: V. C, Jacob Ochsenirt; R
8., J. B. Ross; A. R. S., A. F. Reed; F. S., H
A. Howard; Treasurer, Kerr; Ind., Milo
Johnston; Ex., John H. Esler: L P., W. C.
Jefferson; P. P., Andrew Miller; P. C, A. Sill;
Rep., H. A. Howard; Trustee, John Arth.
Birmingham Council No. 200. Councilor.
J. M. BienV. C, Churls Sheearing; B, S.
John W. Gray;A. R. S., William W. White;
F. 8.. Henry FntzjTreas., James P. Johnstor;
Ind., Hen Smith: Ex., John Salsbury; f p
lrnlt HVinlat. n I 11 O TTM:i. T ...m.1
iani W. Ellott: Rep., Robert M. Johnston
Trustee, James Coats.
Officers for tho several councils for tho
present term have been installed, as follows:
Knoxville Council No. 370 Councilor. Mark
Andrews; V. C. James Kenedav: R. S., Ed.
Glasgow: A. S., A. Caldwell; F.S., JohnRoredy:
Treas., W. W. Murry; Ind., J. W. Hall; Exam..
E. L. Larman; L P., Jobn Sluth; O. P.. David
Dewald: Jr. E. O, Prof. G. L Stul; Representa
tive, W. W. Murry.
At -the regular meeting of George W.
Childs Commandery No. 17, Loyal Legion, O.
U. A. M., the following officers were installed
byD. N. Commander Henry Smith: Com.
Thomas Asnell; V. C, John Bcary; R. S . Al
Teaters; Treasurer, John P. Spineweber; Mar
shal, Charles Sheeren; Warden, HarrvHunter;
Chaplain, Isaac Bennett; Guards. WmTw El
liott. Walter Triplet; P.O., Jas. P. Johnston;
Captain. John Beary; First Lieutenant Charles
Galley: Second Lieutenant, Thomas A. Duff;
Color Bearer, Thomas Keshan; Trustees, Henry
Sweeny, R. M. Johnston, Isaac Bennett, J. P.
Equitable Aid Union.
The following officers were installed at tho
last meeting of Etna Lodge, Equitablo Aid
Union: President, Mrs. A. M. Williams; Vice
President, Mrs. John Hieber; Secretary, E. A.
Patterson;Accountant, J.D. Hunter; Treasu
rer, S. A. Yahres; Chaplain, Mrs. S. A. Yahres;
Conductors. Chas. Noel and Mrs. M. Moyle;
Sentinel, Mrs. Chas. Harding; Guard, Chas.
i Metropolitan National Hank
Odd lei lows' Savings Bank
Peoples' National Bant
lteat Estate Savings Bank, Limited..
Union National Hank
I German National Bank. Alipffhimir
I I...-! !.-..-. . m . .r ....-
j.c4i iBiaic i.uau unu .irusi company.. ,2
becond National Bank, Allegheny.. ...17S
Allcinannia Insurance 40
Ben Franklin Insurance
Herman American Insurance Co 60
AlanTrs amr Merchants Insurance .. .
National Insurance Co 53
,'1'eutonla Insurance 59
Union Insurance 44
Allegheny Uas Co. (Ilium.) ." wit
Chartlers Valley (las Co ''" '55'
Philadelphia Uas Co ' 331
Natural Gas Co. of W.Va " 55
Wheeling Uas Co " ' w
Tuna Oil Co A
Washington Oil Co '" ro"
La Noria Mining Co.,.,
BUTerion Mining uo. ,
.bast i-na uectrlc.
Order of Chosen Friends.
Goodwill Council No. 12 will hold their sec
ond annual reception at Cyclorama Hall on
Wednesday evening, January 23. Committee
of Arrangements C. M. Cochrane, TJ. S. Gillijt
Emma E. Leety, V. E. Pauhn, George P. Stein
mark, William Crede, George P. Leety. In
stallation of officers next Friday evening.
The degree team will visit Beaver Avenue
Conclave, of Allegheny, on Tuesday night.
Deputy Martin Schroeder will visit Ingram
Conclave at Ingram station to-morrow night.
Pittsburg Conclave No. 89 hag apnointed C.
M. Fairroau and A. C Shaw contest captains.
Each captain has 24 aids.
The. Heptaaopb, degree team will visit
Sons of Veterans.
The following named officers were installed
at tbe last meeting of Colonel Collier Camp
No. 139, Sons of Veterans, bv Past Captain m'
L. Sautter: Captain, L. If. Kno; First Lieu
tenant, Bert Williams; Second Lieutenant, G
Humphreys; Chaplain. S. J. Smith; First Ser
geant, Win. It Coats; Quartermaster Sergeant.
H. W. Rcnnof.
British American Association.
The British American Association will hold
a meeting on Monday evening,the 21st inst, for
the purpose of instituting the Lawrenceville
Branch, No, 15. It is expected that prominent
speakers will be present, among them J. H.
Williams, Esq., Worthy Grand Secretary of the
Knights of the Golden Eagle.
Venus Castle. No. 291, K. G. E, have just
received their working paraphernalia and did
tho work of the pilgrim's degree for the first
time in regular form on Friday evening, Janu
ary 11. This castle is but seven weeks old and
numbers 100 members, with 35 names on the ap
The recently organized club of Catholic
young men of tbe East End will be called the
Carroll Club. It has 55 members. The rooms
are In the Moreland block. F. J. Brady is
u esiingnouse iuectrlc...., 35V 38
MonougaheW Nav. Co 371
Union switch and Signal Co Jo"
Westinghouse Brake Co., Lira 60 "63
The sales comprised 100 shares La Noria at
i and 300 Philadelphia Gas at 3S. The ses
sion was brief, being rushed through to begin
the sale of oil aud gas leases of the Fort Pitt
Natural Gas Company.
Tho total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 110,765 shares, including: Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western. 7,200; Erie,
6.0S5; Lake Shore. 2,320; Missouri Pacific, 10,
410; Heading, 7,100; Richmond and West Point.
1 625; St Paul 12,521; Union Pacific 3,515
Western Union, 2,791.
BREAKING THE EECORD.
Business nt the Banks Shows a Steady Im
provement Comparative Figures.
"The root of all evil" moved along cheerily
yesterday, all the banks reporting a brisk busi
ness in tho way of checking and depositing,
with a rather better run of countrv discounts.
"One reason why we don't figure larger in the
eyes of the country," said a cashier yesterday,
"is that we try to d- an absolutely safe busi
ness. Wildcattlng finds no lavor in Pittsburg.
A bank lailnre here is looked upon as some
thing extraordinary, and causes a sensation.
Such a thing very seldom happens, as you
The Clearing Houc business was hardly up
to tho mark for Saturday, the exchanges beine
$1,960,211 13, aud the balances $393,552 OS).
Exchanges for tbe week 112, 378. 818 69
n iqi Rn ti
Estate Changing Hands at a Lively
Rate Big Figures.
There was no falling off i.' the demand for
real estate yesterday. Buyers are beginning to
see that there is no prospect of a reaction in
prices. The necessary result of this clever un
derstanding of the situation is an increased,
number of sales. Were all the transactions re
ported tbe public would be surprised at their
number and magnitude. ,
Jobn F. Baxter sold to A. M. Husmann lots
Nos. 44 and 45, Bank of Commerce addition ex
tended, Brushton station, frontage of 100 feet
on Baxter street by 153 to a 20-foot alley, for
L. O. Frazier. corner Fortv-fifth and Butler
streets, sold 125x160 feet on Liberty avenue,
Twentieth ward, for 18,100, fortho Gross estate;
20x100 feet on the cast side of Edmnnd street,
sameard,to Joseph iBurkharr, for $500; for
Go Tge D. Dubarry, Esq.. No. 6012 Penn ave
nue, satno ward, new trick dwelling, 6 rooms,
lot 25x110 feet to alley, to Miss M. Burrett, for
$5,000: for the Gross estate, 20x100 feet to an
alley, on the east side of Edmund street, same
ward, to Frank Boggs, for $500; for James M.
Hamilton. No. 2123 Ponn avenue. Twelfth ward,
frame dwelling, lot 24r.lOO feet, to alley, to Mc
Cabe and Byrne, for $S,750; for the Irwin estate,
26x100 feet, on tho liarthest corner of Forty
sixth and Plummer streets, to F. P. Living
ston, for $1,350; for GJM. Lang, 22x100 feet, on
me east sine 01 i-iummer street, seventeenth
ward, to & E Jones for $1,000. He also placed
a mortgage for $2,500 on a Bal Iwin township
farm, for three ears,at6percent;oneof $2,000
on a Seventeenth ward property, for three
years, at 6 per cent, and one on Nineteenth
ward property, of $7M, for threo years, at 6 per
Tt T) Thnrn,. AP. AfQ n.n .......... U
J . t .UVUIMU, W.j 1W UlAllb OklCCb, DU1U 1U1
tho Peoples' Savings Bank, to Mary S. Speer, a
lot on Wylie avenue for $1,200: also to Catherine
Lippert, lot on Herron avenue for $500; also to
N. E. Haw, lot on Wjlie avenne for $500, and
for E. P. Jones, Jr., 1o Robert Hastings, lot on
Wadsworth street for$350.
Lishell & Rankin sold for John Watson four
lo's at Coraopolls, on 'Mill street, cornering on
Fifth avenue; terms private.
Samuel W. Black 4 Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to Joseph Greiner for 8750 cash, lot No. 24,
25x120 on the south side of Brereton avenue, iu
the Denny plan. Twenty-eighth ward. .
Alles 4 Bailey, 161 iFourth avenue, sold fof
John Doian, frame dtvclline of three rooms,
etc., lot 25 feet 8 Inches by 167 feet, to James J.
Wilson for $1,225 cash!
W. J. C. Floyd sold for the Denny estato to
Armstrong & Co. fire lots for $2,0C0; also to
Cornelius Curtin one lot for 5250; also toThomas
S. Lewis, lot No. 5, section 20, for $425: also to
Sarah L Floyd, lot N,o. 4, section 20, for $425.
They also sold for Rote Trainor to Ed Scanlon
one lot. Thirteenth ward,f or $500,one to Timothy
Quinn f or $450, one to, Arthur Burns for $450;
also two lots for W, J. C. Floyd to Christian
Hebner for $500. The? had many inquiries for
Z 191, 638 71
txcuanges, uanyaverage 2.rfi3,li6 43
Last week's exchanges
Business among the maioritv of dealers
rip photographic goods has been s'teadily get
ting less lor ine past year, wnich tbey at
tribute mostly to the tailing business of the
If off Does Yonr Watch Unnf
If your watch needs repairing, take it to
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. Good work;
low prices; established 1853. wrsu
"Wobkingmen bay a pair of pants for
$1 25 or ?1 75, home made, at Jackson's
Star Corner, 954 and 956 Liberty street.
1 ktj Ran At
Exchangee, dally average 1,928,808 32
xnese ngures show a handsome gain the
present week over tho previous one, and rep
resent a material increase over tho business of
the same period last year.
Money on call in New York yesterday was
easv at 2 per cent. Prime mercantile paper,
4&Kc Sterling exchange dull but firm at
$4 80K for 60-day bills and $4 83K for demand
The weekly statement of the New York banks
shous the following changes:
Beserre. tnciease 3,480,400
Loans, Increase 3,007.300
Specie. Increase 3,518.000
L,egai tenuers. increase 1,639,400
Deposits, Increase 6,7Su,000
Circulation, decrease 33,800
The banks bold $18,029,500 In excess of the
25 per cent rule.
The exports of gold from the port of New
York last week amounted to $431,048, of
which $88,409 was in gold, and $342,637 in Bll
ver. Of the total exports, $22,159 in gold and
$333,736 silver was shipped to Europe, and $60,
250 in gold and $3,901 silver ,went to
South America. The imports of specie for
the week amounted to $119,962, of which $167.
486 was in gold and $53,476 in silver.
New YofeK Clearing to-day. $120,717,552;
balances. $7,557,994. Eor the week Clearings,
s.ua,u,a;: uaiances, 93v,;ud,&sa.
A Project for Amalgamating the Flour
Dealers nntl the Grocers,
Upon this subject a .correspondent of The
Dispatch, who is fully posted on tho condi
tion and needs of the trade, make3 some
pertinent and forcible suggestions. His state
ments are worthy of careful consideration. He
Thero has been soma talk lately among the
wholesale flour men of this city concerning the
necessity of forming an organization, not
necessarily to regulate or control prices, but
merely for trade protection in a variety of
ways. Such a thing is much needed, as the
flour business is undoubtedly the most "cut"
and "hacked" in town. The fact that no such
organization as indicated exists is largely ac
countable for this state of affairs. The flour
dealers of this city had an organization once
upon a time, but it didn't survive long. Prom
ises were broken all around, with the inevitable
result that cutting soon became a common
practice, and business treucbery tho rule rather
than the exception. Of course the association
soon "busted." That was a natural consum
mation. But the latest idea conceived will, I think.
prove effective where tb 1 other very largely
failed. It is now propo ed to ask admittance
to the Wholesale Grocers' Association of
Pittsburg a model body which has bad great
success in the work intended, because of unan
imity in working. Now the interests of the
wholesale flour and grocery men are closely
identified; every wholesale grocery house sells
flour. The advantage of being nnited strongly
in business relations must therefore be ap
parent to all concerned.
The matter has not as yet taken definite
shape, though thero has been some talk in
dulged in. But as things stand something
must be done to organize, our flour dealers,
and everything points in tbe direction of amal
gation with the grocers' organization as the
most suitable and likely mean's of attaining tho
aims and objects desired.
Descriptive List of Building Permits Grant
ed tbe Past Week.
There was quite a building boom tbe past
week, the number of permits granted being S3,
and the estimated cost $46,653. The number of
frame houses is a prominent feature, but they
will be located for the most part In the out-,
skirts and suburbs. Tbe list, which is append
ed, embraces several good residences and a few
small business edifices.
Margaret McKain, frame one-story dwelling.
16x32 feet, on picnic street, between Spring
and Josephine streets. ,
Frank Eicbenlaub, frame two-story and man
sard dwelling, 19x34 feet, on Cedar avenue. Six
teenth ward, between Liberty and Laurel ave
nues. J. C. Knapp, two frame two-story dwellings,
28x34 feet, on Meadow street, between Park
and Laurel avenues.
James Muir, frame two-story dwelling, 16x32
feet, on Mellwood avenue, Denny plan, Thir-
,J S. Ekey, frame two-story dwelling, 18x34
feet, on Luna street, between East sireet and
D. O. Driscell, brick addition one-story
kitchen, 12x14 feet, on corner of Geneva and
Peter H. Werkenmeister, frame one-story
and basement dwelling, 29x29 feet, on Norton
avenue. Thirty-second ward.
Emory congregation, frame one-story church,
21x55.6 feet, on Rowan, between Lincoln and
Robert Wavman, frame two-story dwelling,
16x18 feet, on New York avenue, near Syracuse
street, Thirty-fifth ward.
Alt Marland.frame two-story dwelling, 16x32
feet, on Grandviow avenue, between Hallock
and Meriden streets.
V. Cornwall, frame one-story shop, 14x40
feet, on Mint alley, between Sixth and Seventh
Edward R. Webb, brick addition two-story
dwelling, 10.6x22 feet, on Thirty-ninth street,
between Butler and Penn avenues.
E. Hartmann, frame two story dwelling, 18x
30 feet, on Friendship avenue, near Ella street.
Leo Gunklc, frame addition two-story dwell
ing, 16x24 feet, on Birmingham road, between
Pius street and Monastery avenue.
Thomas Patterson, brick two-story stable. 19x
32 feit, on Penn avenue, between Thirty-third
and Tbirt)-fourth streets.
Pat Boyle, frame one-story wagon shed, 20x33
feet, on Davis street, between Wylio and Web
Doerfiiuger 4 Foster, four brick two-story
and mansard dwellings, 75x33 feet, on Cliif
street, corner of Caaatt street,
Doerflingcr S: Foster, six brick two-story
dwellings, 72x34 feet, near Cliff.
Sussanna Foltzer, frame one-story kitchen,
13x16 feet, on Manor street, Twenty-ninth
Andrew Molvie, frame two-story dwelling, 21
x29 feet, on Enfield street. Twentieth ward.
J. B. Sleets, two frame two-story dwellings,
17x32 feet, on Natrona alley, between Fifty-first
and Fifty-second streets,
Robert Owen, frame two-story dwelling, 18x
23 feet, on Ellicott street, Thirteenth ward.
Gustav Shickhaus frame two-story dwelling,
20x20 feet, on St. Clair street. Twentieth ward,
near Mignonette street.
Ignaz Wenzel, frame one-story shop, on
Greeley street, 28x8 feet. Twenty-seventh ward.
Henry Stein, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling, 40x48 feet, on Main street, between
Wabash and Mill streets.
James Pritcbard. frame one-story and man
sard dwelling. 21x34 feet, on Greeley street.
Hoover, Hughes & Co., frame two-story
factory, 30x120 feet, on Mary and Harcum's al
ley, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth
J. W. Kirker. frame two-story stable. 16x20
feet, on Tennis street, between Lincoln avenne
and Montezuma street.
L. A. Dible, frame two-story dwelling, 24x14
feet, on Tbirty-fitth street, between Odessa al
ley and Montezuma street.
L. A. Dible. frame one-story shop, 16x32
feet, on rear of Montezuma street, betweeu
Odessa alley and Ronan avenue.
Thomas Hammond, frame two-story dwelling,
20x28 feet, on Mahon avenuo, between Bono
and Chauncey streets.
Roland Glover, framo two-story dwelling, 20x
2S feet, on Mahon avenue, between Soho street
and Center avenue.
John Fischer, framo one-story and mansard
dwelling, 20x30 feet, on Regma street, near
Mrs. Mary Walsh, brick two-story dwelling,
20x30 feet, on Mahon street, between Center
avenuo and Soho street.
J. C. Noble, frame two-story dwelling, 2Sx24
feet, on Eveline, between Coral and Harriett
Jas. Baumgartner, frame two-story dwelling,
17.6x35 feet, on Liberty avenue.between Thirty
ninth and Fortieth streets.
Philip Moelber. frame two-story storeroom,
20x30 feet, on Penn avenue, Ninth ward, near
W.J. Watson, frame one and one-half Btory
dwelling, 12x14 feet, on Grazier street, near
city line, Twenty-first ward.
at the last annual meeting, with the under,
standing that he would consider the matter be
fore accepting tbe position, has intimated his
determination ot declining the office.
Ho considers it Impossible to do justice to the
many duties incumbent upon the President o
this body and at tho same time run a large re
tail trade. His refusal to serve causes general
regret, as he was considered tho right man Jor
MAEKETS BY TOE.
Whcnt Demoralized by a Drop In Demand
Corn and Oats Weak and. Lower
Pork Weakens Under Largo
Offerings Lard Easy.
Chicago The wheat market ruled quiet
and rather tame most of the session. The open
ing was abont c lower than yesterday's clos
incr, and advanced slightly, and then declined
lKc sold within a small range and closed
about 1c lower than yesterday. The weakness
was attributed to the falling off in demand, the
support of the market being removed by a
lack of buying orders. At the same time there
was fair selling by parties who recently have
Speculative trading In corn was only of mod
erate volume, transactions being confined
largely to tbe operations ot room traders. The
market opened at abont yesterday's closing
prices, declined c, reacted a trifle, became
quiet and inactive, closing Vt&Afi lower than
In oats there was fair trading in May early.one
operator selling about 200,000 bushels. A weak
er feelint; developed and was Increased by the
decline in wheat and corn. Late in tbe session
dullness prevailed, and closing prices were !4
He decline yesterday's close. The near futures
A fairly active trade was reported in mess
pork, but the market was somewhat unsettled
and prices Irregular. Early there was fair de
mand and prices gradually improved. Later
the offerings were enlarged and prices settled
back again 25Z7a Toward tho cloe the
feeling was steadier and prices rallied 57c,
but were not supported and closed easy.
An unsettled and weak feeling prevailed in
lard during the greater portion of the day.
Early sales were made at 25c advance on
closing figures of yesterday. Xater the-marke t
weakened and prices declined 1012J4o and tho
market closed easy.
Trading was moderately active in short ribs.
Prices receded 1015c and tho market closed
The leadin-r futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2, January, 6K9696K
96Kc; March, 99c: Mav, SI 0101 0S1 COX
Until further notice, commission
on all trades in the Chicago market
and Petroleum will be for tha
round turn. No extra charges.
JOHN IU. OAKLEY & CO.,
45 SIXTH STREET.
Members Chicago Board of .Trade
and Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange.
CKDEK THE HASIJIEE.
Salo of tho Fort Pitt Natural Gas Company
An important sale of oil i and gas leases be
longing to the Fort Pitt Natural Gas Company
took place at tbe Exchange yesterday noon.
The sale was made necessary by tho terms of
the charter of the company, which restrict the
business of the company to gas. The leases
and wells are in Robinson and Stowe town
ships, being what is known as tho Crafton dis
trict. The land comprises 1.335K acres. Tho
leases are all subject to a royalty of one-eightb
on oil and $500 for each gas well. The sale was
conditional upon the purchaser assuming cer
tain drilling contracts.
The contest for tho property was between
the Forest Oil Company, represented by W. J.
Young, of Oil City, and the Union Oil Com
pany, represented by H. F. Taylor. Bidding
was brisk up to565,'00. A short adjournment
was then taken to allow the crowd a chance to
compare notes. When Mr. Bailey again took
the stand there appeared to be a disposition to
go slow. Bids of $500 and $250 were made.
Young and Taylor having the field to them
selves. Slowly the price crept up to $17,500, whero it
stuck, despite all persuasions to augment It,
The property was finally knocked down at that
figure to W. J. Young. Almost all the oi men
present expressed tbe opinion that the price
was a bargain.
The Forest Oil Company Is a corporation of
Oil City, with a capital of $L20O,O0O. J. J.
Vandergrift is President and General Man
ager; J. R. Campbell, Treasurer, and J. C. Bu
A STEADY FMSH.
Wall Street Securities Rather Slinky, bnt
Close Firm Gains and Losses About
Equal Pullman Sports and
Breaks tho Record.
New Yoke. January 19. The stock market
was again fairly active to-day, and for the gen
eral list inclined to strength, but an at
tack upon the Southwestern checked
this tendency, and such small advances
as had been made in the early deal
ings ere generally neutralized. Toward the
close there was. as usual of late, a disposition
to trade, though the trade as a rule seemed in
clined to cover at the opening, while London
was a buyer of Erie, and the first prices iu
most of tho active shares showed advances
over last evening's figures extending to K per
cent. Pullman wa3 a special feature of tho
early trading, again breaking the record of the
The upward spurt soon ceased and a deter
mined attack upon Consolidated Gas changed
the temper of the speculation. This was fol
lowed by a further drive at tho Sontbwesterns
and Atchison and Missouri Pacific gave nay
rapidly, the former reaching 50, which is the
lowest price si"ce lSSL The activity accom
panying tbe raid was very marked in those two
stocks, ami Atchison lor tne urst time since its
listing upon the New York Stock Exchange led
the list in point of activity. New Haven was
also very strong again at the opening and it
atrain reached its Inchest ficures. 255. The bank
statement was favorable, but had no apparent
effect, and while tbe general list was well held
throughout, a sagging tendency was displajed
after the tirst break in gas. The close was
fairly active and rather heavy at close to tho
opening figures. Pullman receded with the
rest of the list from its highest figure, and it
closed with a net gain of 1 per cent, while
Consolidated Gas lost 2, and Atchison
The other changes were about equally divided
between gains and losses.
Railroad bonds were nuiet and without
feature of special importance, the fluctuations
being small and the tone somewhat irregular.
Tho Gulf. Colorado and Santa Fe issues were
still weak in sympathy with the movement in
Atchison. St. Louis, Alton and Terra Haute
second 7s rose 2 to 110.
The foliott log table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dailj for The Dispatch- by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low
Am. Cotton Oil J
Atch., Top. S. S. F.... 63
Cantila Southern 5IH
Central ofJ.ew Jersey. SiH
.ei owiu.rjr. - rtjuruary, My
Mtss Pork, per bbl. Jannary, 112 65Q
12 6512 42$12 42K;Februarv, $12 5.5812 62K
12 42012 42; May, $12 8512 9512 70
Lard per ICO Bs. February, $6 9006 95Q
6 826 S5; March. $6 97A6 97U66 87K
6 87Ji; May. $7 07K7 10G 97X7 10.
Suoet Ribs, per 100 Bn. January, K 5501
6 556 456 45; March. $6 606 62K6 50
6 50; May. $6 72KS6 756 600 6
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour,
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat.
959CKc; No. 3 spring wheat. SoiiiSc; No. 2
red,9.5i9GKc No. 2 corn. 34Kc No, 2 oats. 24K;
No. 2 rye.48c. No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flax
seed, $1 62. Prime timothy seed, $1 581 59. Mess
pork, per barrel. $1250. Lard, per 1001bi.$6 82
66 8a. Shortribs sides (loose). $6 45. Dry
salted shoulders (boxed). $6 006 12W. Short
clear sides (boxed), $6 S7K7 00. Receipts
Flour, 12,000 barrels; wheat, 21.000 bushels:corn.
94,000 bushels: oats. 78,000 bushels: rye, 4.000
bushels; barley, 48.0PO bushels. Shipments
FJonr,6,000barreIs: wheat. 16,000 bushels; com.
87,000 bushels: aats, 73,000 bushels; rye. 4,000
bushels; barley, 21.000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was dull: fancy creamerv, 2425c;
choice to fine, lS20e; fine dairies. 1618c;good
to choice, ll12c Eggs steady at 15c
De WITT DILWORTH,
Oil bought and sold on margin. de27.21-psa
AVIIliWEY & STEPHEiS(0,
SI FOURTH AVENUE.
ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS
MESSRS. DREXEL. MORGAN & CO,
PASSPORTS PROCURED. an2S-x78
BOUGHT AND SOLD J&X
San Francisco, Philadelphia or Boston Ex
changes. Loans made at low rates of interest.
Established 1876L -Weekly Circular FREE.
A. R. CHISHOLM & CO., 61 Broadway, N. Y.
WE STOCK MAKEETS.
Condition of the Market at tbe East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg dispatch.
Satut.day, Jauuary 19, 18S9. J
Cattle Receipts, L007 head; shipments,
551 head: market, nothing doing; all through
consignments; 14 cars of cattle shipped to New
York to day.
HOGS Receipts, L400 head; shipments, 2,000
head; market steady on light, slow on common;
Philadelphia?. So 055 15: mixed, $515; Yorkers,
and pigs. $5 15g5 25: 10 cars of hogs shipped
to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 1,400 head: shipments. 1,800
head; market steady at unchanged prices
LUCKI AND MLDCKY.
People Who Pay for Their Errors,
People Who Do Not.
A number of sentences were imposed in
the Criminal Court yesterday by Judges
Collier and Slagle. Andrew Wilson, for
assault and battery, was fined 510 andvsts.
George Foster, for assault and battery, was
fined 6 cents and costs. Barney Walker, for
larceny, was sent one year to the workhouse.
George W. Kaywood, for assault and battery,
wa3 given threo months to the workhouse.
Agnes Taylor was fined 6 cents and costs
for assault and battery. Joseph Bradley and
Thomas Diston, for burglary, were each given
18 months to tbo workhouse.and Henry Nesbit,
for the same offense, was sent three years to
the penitentiary. Alex Cobb", for selling
liquor without license, was fined $300 and sent
six months to the workhouse, and for keeping
a gambling house was given a year to the w ork
house. Louis Hirsch, for assaultjand battery,
was sent to the workhouse for six months.
John Scbrad, for burclary, received 18 months
to the workhone. Calvin A. Watson, for mis
demeanor in selling oleomargarine, was fined
$200 and given 20 days to jaiL WaUon was
convicted some time ago.
Sentence was suspended in tho case of Mary
Hcrdman, convicted of shoplifting in Fleish
man's store, it having been proven that her
mind was affected.
BoSTOjf-Clearings to-day, $15,738,630; bal- 100.'
New Yonir, January 19, Mining stocks
closed: Amador, 175; Best and Belcher, COO;
Caledonia, 235; Consolidated California and
Virginia. 850: Commonwealth, 501; Deadwood,
160; Homestake, 1225; Mutual; 145; Navajo, 150;
N. Commonwealth, 110; Ontario, 3350; Ophlr,
625; Plymouth, 823; Standard,' 100 Silver King,
U., Iror. & Qulncy....
C, llll. & St. Paul..,
C, Jlil.ASt. P.. pr...
C, Kockl. A I
a, St. L. & Pitts
a, at. l. &. puts. pr.
(1. st. p.. m. & o
I:.. St. P..M. AO.. nf. 02
C. 4 Northwestern....IWJf
C.i northwestern, pf. ....
Col., Coil & Iron ZV,i
Col. & Uocklng Val .. .-...
Del., h. & V 140
Del. Hudson lMlt
Lake Erie A Western
Lake Erie i West. pf.. 52
Lake Snore AM. S 102tf
Louisville Nashville. 57 '4
Mobile ft Ohio
Mo., li. Jt Texas
Mlssonri Pacific 73 M
.New York Central lOsli
N. Y.. L. E. A Y SStf
N. Y., L. E. A W.pref 65
JJ. Y., C. Ast-L
N. Y., CtSt. I,, pf.
N.Y., C. &ht. L.Sdpf....
N. YA.N. E m
N. Y., O. & W an
Norfolk & Western
Norfolk & Western, pf ....
Northern Pacific pref. 60
Oregon Transcon 30
l'co. Dec. & Evans.... 21
l'hlladcl. A Itradlnj?.. ii'4
l'ullmau falace Car... 135
Itlchmond & W. 1". T.. 24
Kichmond ,t W.P.T.pf ....
St. Paul A Dulutb...... 40
St. Paul lluluth pr.
bt. 1'., Minn. &3Ian..,101
St. I.. A San Fran
St. 1.. A San Fran pf.. 63
St. L. A San i'. 1st pf. ....
Texas l'aclflc !t
Union Pacific t3
Western Union MH
Wheeling A L. K 61
EEFDSES TO SERTE.
Presidency of tbe Retail Grocers'
Association Still Unfilled.
S. B. Charters, who was elected President
of the Pittsburg Retail Grocers' Association
To'OIorrow's Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No. 1 Williams vs Bender;
Aiken vs Pennsylvania Railroad; McCombs
vs City of Pittsburg; JIcGeary vs City of
Pittsburg; Wat-on vs Scarer; Glasser vs JIc
Jlillan et al (2); Martin et ux vs McMillan: Mc
Cormick vsWIHey;Oehlmervs Weiss; Holtz
man vs People's Natural Gas Company; Simp
son vs KImberland; Danse vs Kerr's Sons; Van
Voorhis vs Gumbert et al.
Common Pleas No. 2 McCnne vs Bingham;
Arrott vs Ritchey; Zeigler vs Heiner; Kiggins
et al vs New York and Cleveland Gas Coal
Companv: McCann vs Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road; Pflaum vs boronghof JIcKeesport; bor
owzh of Tarentum vs Nesbit, owner.
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Joseph
Mill. John Griffith, John Miller. Harry Hov
slip, William Gray, Harry Scbumutz. Jr., Frc'd
and Karl Grimpe, Dora Moehring, William
Miller, David Elkins. Thomas Brennen. Thomas
O'Donnell et al, William Beckerlon. James D.
Freeland, Emma Crozier (2), Wesley S. CreaL
E. S. Levy, Albert Goldman. John McConley,
Cath. Martin, Christine Keib. P. J. Morrow,
Chris Lierzoff. James Flanigan, Mike Ca
hill. Newton Cook, Dan McCarty et al, John
Smith. Jennie Durnin, W.J. Sullivan and Will
iam Probert (2j. Kath. Laiighlin,John Corrian.
Calvin Stevens. J. VanCellam, Anna Weigert,
Charles Faraeher. Alnhonso Yurie. .Tno-nh
Zimmerman, Thomas F. Soloman, Martin Mc
Caffrey, Thomas Harrison (2).
Lines From Legal Quarters.
' A vebdict in favor of Jacob Burrett against
thoB. tO. RaiJ way Company for $2,000, was
rendered yesterday. The suit was for damages
for injuries received in a railroad wreck.
Arnold Wiehaji yesterday entered suit
against tbe defunct Farmers and Mechanics'
Bank, of East Birmingham, to recover $170. the
amount he had on deposit when the bank
Pekcy Dioby, the Law Librarian, is com
piling and will publish a book containing all
Orphans' Court, Equity, and Quarter Sessions
rules since the issuance of "Anderson's Rules;"
also all rules covering the liquor license law s.
JUDClEAcnE'SOX, of the United States Cir
cuit Court, yesterday made an amended order
in tho bankruptcy case of Carrier against
Banm, authorizing Levi Bird Duff, the assignee,
to compromise a suit pending In the Eastern
district of Michigan.
Sobpenas in divorce were issued yester
day in the cases of Thomas C. Potts against
Lena E. Potts, and Harry C. Dillon aeainst
Elmlra G. Dillon, both for desertion: Carrie
M. Jones against Albert D.Jones for infidelity,
and Ellsworth Masspy against Martha J. Mas
sey. In the last case it was alleged that Mrs.
Massey had a former husband, Frank Fisher,
still living, from whom she had never been
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