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THE PITTSBTIRG- DISPATCH ' STINDAY, JANUARY:- 27, 1889. V
TBE FIRESIDE SPHINX
A Collection of Enigmatical Nuts for
Address communications for this department
to E. R. CllADBOUKN.Letwston, Jfdtne.
453 HIEKOGLYPHIC TBANSrOSITIONa.
Express each of these pictures in the fewest
possible words, then transpose the definition
into a -word answering the definition given
Example The first object thns transposed
means Change. Answer: One rat tail altera
tion. Definitions after the first: A relative. Never
in front. A number less than 20. Not the
same. Men in high office. Conquers. Roman
magistrates. Trains of attendance. J. P. B.
454 WHAT AM I?
Though never intended to cause distress.
Yet I often am used as a compress:
Though never fatigued, of toil have no dread,
No doubt you have seen me lying in bed.
No tourist am I, as you will decide,
Still thousands of miles in a saddle ride;
Though peaceful inclined, averse to all strife,
1'ou alwuj s may see me with dirk or knife.
When war's dark shadows above yon may flit
On the fiiege gun's carriage I ever sit;
No carpenter I, or architect skilled.
let capitals many, nave neipea to Duna.
At the blacksmith's trade 1 should be a dolt.
Though oft I aist in making a bolt.
Not fund of water, no love for the sea.
On board each ship near the mast 1 may be.
The river's course I assist you to span
Wherever bridges have been built By man.
If mv name you do not easily find,
A railway car may recall it to mind.
11. C. WOODFOKD.
1. Festive. 2. A wise sentence. JLThefinest
kind of silk received from India. 4. A man
skilled in traveling on ice. 5. A jailer or
varden. 6. Thinner. Oliver Twist.
456 WHAT AKE THE BOTTEBrLIES?
The lenten season comes apace,
"What shall we two one threet
Quoth the butteilly in doleful cry,
1 really cannot see!
The winter was filled with cayety.
With ball and party and rout;
How can we survive and keep alivo
Our jojous spirits without!
Tor the workers life always seems as full
tne three an at any season.
Are are so complete that our dainty feet
Quickly tire of pursuing a season.
But, yet at odd times a doubt will intrude;
Is self all the meaiiing-of life?
For w hat reason should I be a gay butterfly.
And bear no part in the strife!
457 AIT EXPERIMENT!.
Sir Alphabet, a great friend of sport, had
three small lions, which, only to enjoy a nice
pastime, he fed patiently, until they glew quite
twice as big, and, like being as niai.y glutton
ous caterpillars, they passed through a com
plete series of metamorphoses, and out of their
dormant chrysalis-state arrived at perfection
and beauty. Then his careful patience w as re
garded by" having a lodge to stay in, a bright
pigment to paint it red, and last'but not least
a lively tune and merry dance in it. May his
friends enjoy the same surprise!
Salem, O, T. Bosch.
Long years ago, the Portuguese,
In me, rode over stormy seas.
Held on my course 'mid pirates bold.
Who sought to seize my treight of gold,
Sailed on until I reached the shore
Of India, famed in ancient lore.
"Then back I sailed and in the hold
Were richest spices wealth untold
Which netted to the Captain brave
All riches that bis heart could crave.
Now this I'll tell: Scan well my name,
Backward and forward I'm the same
A palindrome, no more or less,
So use vour wits my name to guess.
ALLEGHENY, PA. A. B. OT.
459 EEVEP.SED RHOMBOID.
Across: L To remit the penalty of. 2. A
person of keen, irritable temper. 3. Tapped.
4. Repelled. 6. A fillet. 6. A large, short
Down: 1. A letter. 2. A relation of degree.
3. To snatch away. 4. To protract. 5. The aro
matic principle. 6. Native carbonate of soda
(Min.). 7. With redness. 8. A wench (Obs.).
B. To pour out (Prov. Eng.). 10. An insepara
ble prefix or preposition. 1L A letter.
Do not be a dull all.
Use your idle brain;
Who can wish, though small,
In ignorance to remain?
Learn to speak your thoughts next,
Learn the truth to see;
Who from idle pretext
Would a dullard be?
4G1 missing rhymes.
In the following1 jingle the missing word at
the end of each line is to be supplied. The
dashes in each case represent the smallest num
ber of letters which, will express the required
word. The lines numbered alike sbonld rhyme
1 A young woman whose name was
1 Had contracted a curious
1 There was naught could her hunger
2 The Doctor looked
2 And blinking his
3 Said 'twould be no
3 Till she changed her
1 To prescribe anything but green
J. H. FEZANDEE.
New York, . Y.
446 Patient, patent: maid, mad; Gentile, gen
tle: soldier, solder; minister, minster; waiter,
448 The authors sentence: Benj. Z. Dick
wrought X fly maps, q. v.
451 Pungently, alcanna bewits.
R A P I L L O
C AT F I S h
H OB A T I O
One Secret of Longevity.
Those anxious to prolong this rapid transi
tory existence of ours bevond the average span,
should loster his digestion, negatively by ab
Biaming from indiscretions in diet, and affirma
tively by the use of that peerless stomachic,
Ho&tctter's Stomach Bitters, when be expe
riences symptoms of indigestion. The impair
ment of the digestive function is fatal to vigor.
Subdue with the Bitters, also, fever and ague,
biliousness and constipation,
Blood diseases cured Iree of charge at
1102 Carson street, Southside.
. Go to Hauch's for fine silverware; lowest
siwrices. 293 Fifth are. wrsn
j, Roynl Arcannm.
Orion Council, R. A., gave their decennial
entertainment in Odd Fellows' Hall. South
side, on Thursday evening. The full Great
Western Band gave a number of orchestral
selections in their most approved manner. Dr.
English won the hearts and applause of all
present by his finished rendition of several
sclos, and Miss Inez Mecusker, the talented so-
Srano of Buffalo, N. Y., won new laurels,
rion is to be congratulated on its selection of
The following officers of Edgar Thompson
Council, No. 512, at Braddock, were installed
on Wednesday evening by District Deputy
Grand Regent Stephen Collins: Regent, F. F.
Sneathen; Vieo Regent. E. O. Anderson, M. D.;
Orator, S. E. Bethune; P. IL, J. K. Fisher; Sec
retary, Charles Italie; Collector, V. C Knorr;
Treasurer, W. J. Vance; Chaplain, E. W. Lay
man: Guide, R. A. Hart; Warden, R. G. Camp
bell; Sentinel, M. Qumn; Representative to
Grand Council, A. L. White.
fin Tuesday evening, January 22, the fol
lowing officers ot Everett Council 851, Royal
Arcanum, were installed by Deputy Grand
Regent Stephen Collins: Regent; William M.
Hamilton; Vice Regent, George Wright, Jr.;
Past Regent, William M. Bell: Orator, L, Mc
Kinnon; Secretary, Philip Keller, Jr.; Col
lector, C. E. Riddle: Treasurer, W. E. Martin;
Chaplain, J. E. Blackmore: Guide, James
lionar: Wardeu, George T. Hind; Sentry, R.
II. Alexander. After the ceremony of in
stallation the newly approved secretary was
presented with a handsome minute book and
case by the retiring secretary, George Wright,
A. O. K. of M. C
Denis Commandery, of McKeesport has
extended an invitation to S. L Holmes Com
mandery to participate in installation exercises
next week. The invitation has been unanim
The exhibition drill at Imperial Hall, Jan
uary 17. between Invincible Commandery No.
10 and 8. 1. Holmes Commandery No. 10, was
warmly apnlauded by the spectators. While
the Invincibles seemed to be somewhat ahead
in company movements, the East End boys
carried off the honors on 6word exercise.
S. I. Holmes Commandery No. 10 held their
fourth serai-montblv reception at their hall on
Fridav. January 25. A verv large and en
thusiastic crowd was present. A strong effort
is being made to induce the Commandery to
hold these receptions weekly and the question
will be taken under advisement at the next
The new hall of Star of Liberty Castle No.
102, A. O. K. of M. C. will bo dedicated Wed
nesday evening, January 30. and will be known
as Mystic Chain HalL An invitation has been
extended to all the secret orders of the East
End t5 be present. New carpet, chairs and
lurmture have been procured bnd the hall re
modeled and refitted in a very complete and
convenient manner. The following orders will
occupy the hall: Eureka Council Jr. A. U. A.
M.; Invincible Lodge 111, K. of P.; Star of Lib
ertv Castle, A. O. K. M. C; Amencus Castle,
G. E.; Patriotic S. of A.
Jr. O. C. A. M.
The "Juniors' " new paper. The American,
will be issued February It will be an eight
page weekly, and will be a departure from the
ordinary form of secret society papers.
Rev. C. V. Wilson, of Emory Church, will
deliver a sermon to the Jr. O. U. A. M., of the
various councils of the East End. by special
request of General Marion Council 155.
In anticipation of the coming parade on
Washington's Birthday there is a great boom
in the order. Every council in Allegheny
county is taking in new members at the rate,
of 10 to 21 a week. The order will soon nnmber
15,000 in this county,
An application for aecharter for anew
council is being signed by arhumber of leading
professional and business men. The papers
are now in the hands of S. U. Trent, Esq., and
Stephen Collins, who will be glad to see those
wishing to attach their names.
An application for a charter for Braddock
Council has been forwarded to the State of
ficers. It is signed by 78 residents of Brad
dock, including many of the most prominent
business men of the town. It is the intention
to bare it organized in time to participate in
the big parade, February 22.
I. O. O. F.
Adelaide Nicholson Lodge No. 186, L O. O.
F., Danghtersof Rebekah.will be instituted on
Tuesday afternoon, January 29, at 1:30, in the
hall of J. B. Nicholson Lodge No. SS5, L O.
O. F., East End. The institution, election of
officers, and installation will be the programme
for the afternoon, and in the evening the de
gree will be conferred on at least 20 applicants
by tho Alice Cjirey Degree Staff in full cos
At a meeting held by Abraham Lincoln
Lodge 900. L O. O. F.. on Fridav evening, at G.
A. R. Hall, 1923 Car.-on street, two candidates
were initiated by the new team, and the team
work was much admired by all. There were
many visitors present who represented differ
ent lodges of Pittsburg and vicinity. Abraham
Lincoln Lodge is in a flourishing condition, and
present prospects are that many new members
will be enrolled before spring. The members
promise to keep the new team busy.
J?K. Moorhead Conclave, of this city, will
celebrate its fifth anniversary at Turner Hall
on March L
Mt. Pleasant Conclave, of Mt Pleasant,Pa.,
gave an entertainment last Friday night, b. A.
Will, Esq., was present and made an address on
the aims and objects ot the order. Rev. Oris
man and Kev. Elliott also made addresses.
Yough Conclave, of Connellsville, Pa., re
ports 109 members, an increase of 62 since Jan
uary 18, 18S8. J. M. Kurtz, Cashier of the First
National Bank of Connellsville, who is the
Deputy Supreme Archon for Fayette countv,
will in all probability receive the diamond
studded gold badge offered by the Supreme
Order of Tontl.
Pittsburg Lodge, No. 12, will install its new
officers at the next meeting, February 1.
The semi-annual meeting of the Supreme
Executive Committee is to be held on January
2s, at the office of the Supreme Lodge, Phila
delphia. Iron City Lodge has installed new officers
for the ensuing year as follows. Past President,
George F. Marshall; President, Frank A. Bass
ford; V. P., A. H. Patterson, Jr.; Secretary,
John Rebinan, Jr.; Treasurer, L G. Klauss:
Chaplain, W. E. Forrester; Guard, C. F. Wes
tcrman; Sentinel, William J. Gill; Trustees,
George F. Ewens, Robert Marshall, John
Sons of Veterans.
The Independent Auxiliary to the Sons of
Veterans, at their last meeting, initiated six
candidates and balloted for eight others. The
society is in a flourishing condition.
The officers of Captain William F. Jones
Camp No. 218, S. V., of Braddock, will be in
stalled to-morrow by P. C. Alf G. Lojd. of
Colonel F. H. Collier Camp No. 139.
Major J. F. Slagle Camp 119, Sons of Vet
erans, will have six recruits to muster at their
hall, corner Penn avenue and Thirtieth street,
on Friday, February L A-tterward the Oriental
degree will be conferred on several candi
dates. Knights of the Golden Engle.
The following are the officers of Mononga
hela Castle No. 120, of Homestead. Pa., for the
ensuing six months' term: Fast Chief, George
M. Wilson; Noble Chief, Thos. R. Davis; Vice
Chief, Robert T. Jones;. High Priest, T.J.
Davis; Venerable Hermit, John C. Schnltz;
Master of Records, Oren S. Swisher; Clerk of
Exchequer, B. R. Culbertson; Keeper of Ex
chequer, Geo. W. Giles; Sir Herald, Wm. D.
Roberts; AV'orthy Chamberlain, W. J. Lewis:
Ensign, A. J. Tiley; Esquire, David W. Davis;
First Guardsman, Oliver Trollope; Second
Gauardsman, Daniel Lewis: Trustees, Math.
Foye, John Miller, A. C. Ackard; Representa
tive to the Grand Castle, Oren S. Swisher.
Knights of Pythian.
The open installation and entertainment by
Homestead Lodge No. 479, K. of P., given Fri
day evening, was largely attended. The exer
cises were of a most interesting character, and
consisted of speeches, solos, duets and instru
mental mnsic Among those who took part in
the programme were Prof. Edwards and fami
ly, Prof. Basil Brennan, Signor Gilli, Miss
Mat tie Evans, tbe Glee Club and others. Ad
dresses were delivered by G. C. Thomas Perry
Hon. J. F. Cox and P. G. Thomas Sample. Mr.
Basil Brennan presided at tbe piano.
C. DL, B.iA.
This afternoon all the presidents of the
various branches in the city will meet at 132
Fifth avenue for important business.
Branch No. 34 will celebrate Washington's
birthday by holding its annual entertainment
and reception in Liberty Hall. East End, on
the evening of February 22. The member sell
ing the most tickets is to receive a handsome
gold society pin.
F. G. Eeineman, manufacturer of re
galia and lodge, supplies for all societies.
Flags and banners a specialty, at low rates.
54 Sixth Street.
The most complete line of black and
white silk in stripes, plaids, checks and fig
ures ever shown, irom $1 to 52 per vard.
HT7GUS & HACKE.
Fine watch repairing at Hauch's, No. 295
Fifth are. Established 1853. wrsu
PITTSBDEG HIGHLY HONORED.
She Will Take the Lead With n. Special
Educational Exhibit at tho Paris Exposi
tion Nice Progress In Cooking.
Pittsburg can feel proud of its educational
fame. Superintendent Luckey received word
yesterday from Mr. C. Wellman Parks, the
United States Superintendent of Education
of the Paris Exposition of 1889, that Pitts
burg has been chosen to send an exhibit of
the primary work of its schools. A liberal
space has been allotted both on the floor and on
the wall behind for the exhibition of the primary
work of the Pittsburg schools. In the letter of
the United States Superintendent he says that
he hopes the space occupied will Inure to the
mutual advantage of Pittsburg and the United
States. The other grades will be represented
by other cities. Mr. Parks will be in the city
by February 1. Nothing Is yet known as to
what form Pittsburg's exhibit will take.
The third exhibition of the work ot the Pub
lie Cooking School occurred yesterday at the
Grant School. Sixty-five pupils, 50 girls and 15
boys received diplomas, which makes the total
number of 300 graduates since the school
Yesterday the same number and variety of
dishes artistically arranged as marked the pre
vious exhibitions was displayed. An immense
throng viewed the dainty arrangements. The
prize on this occasion for the best loaf of
bread was offered by H. I. Gourley. The
judges, Miss Nannie Gillespie, of the Hiland
School; Mrs. V. Bennet, Grant, and Miss Tillie
McCutcheon, Bedford. The prize was awarded
to Anna Englesdorf, of the Humboldt, with
honorable mention of Ina Oyer and George
Van Der Hoven, of the Forbes School.
General A. L. Pearson addressed the
audience, and in the course of a, very neat
speech said he complimented the good sense of
the people of Pittsburg, to establish a cooking
school, that the more that is known about how
to cook tbe better it will be for the people, and
spoke of the importance of learning to cook
for the youth of both sexes. The 15 boys of the
clsss were nearly all present, each wearing a
white cap. similar to that of tbe bakers, with a
knot of red ribbon on the lapel of their coats,
for it was a '-red recertlon1' dav.
In this class of pupils there were two colored
children, one bovand one girl. The schools
making the highest per cent in deportment
were the Forbes and Washington. In attend
ance, the Ralston and Moorhead. Tbe pupil
who cooked the highest number of dishes hap-
Eens to be a boy. Howard Barnes, of the Moor
ead. His number is 393, closely following him
is Margaret Miller. Her number is 349.
There will be no boys in tbe class of pupils
who enter the cooking school next Monday. Four
have signified their intention to enter, but
were not accepted this time, for Miss Torrey
thinks the girls need the Instruction more than
While the boys of the class did excellently
well, and a boy ranks head of the class, it is
conceded that to have them make the success
that the girls do, there should De none -nt
boys in the class, for otherwiso they have the
girls to work against who take more interest in
Every parent that had a child in this cooking
class sent answers, as leqnested, as to what
they thought of the success of the school, and
the benefit it accrued to tbe children. In every
instance a reply came, one verbally. In every
instance but tbe verbal one the answer is that
it s a success. The verbal answerwas regard
ing one of the boys. His mother said that she
thought it did not do him any gooa. but it was
impossible to get a boy to have the same inter
est as a girl In this kind of work. On the other
hand. Howard Barnes, a pupil, in a talk, spoke
enthusiastically of his work. His mother Is
somewhat ot an invalid, and be does most of
the cooking at home. Some of the answers re
ceived are appended:
Mrs. Van Der Hoven writes; "Instruction in
cooking is beneficial to boys while In camp or
on fishing excursions. This instruction is bene
ficial to a boy should he be required to attend
to the cooking in bis mother's absence. It
would also be of benefit to a boy in case the re
mainder of the family were confined with some
Robert Blaze says: "I would suggest that we
have a kitchen school on tbe Southside so that
more pupils, especially girls, could attend. As
it is now it is too far from some school districts,
and it puts parents to more or less expense for
car fare and other incidental expenses con
nected with it which makes it objectionable In
Mrs. Robinson writes: "I think tbe cooking
school quite a success, and would advise other
people to'send their children."
Mrs. J. C. Anfhammer says: "The kitchen
school has given Sadie a lively interest in
cooking and home work, and instead of being
performed mechanically is done with intelli
gence. I think It an excellent thing, and am
sorry that the term is not twice as long."
Frank D. Nobbs' opinion is as follows: "Think
the kitchen school a grand thing so far as It
goes. Am sorry there are not more lessons in
the course We return thanks to all connected
with the schools."
M. Cunningham says; "It is my opinion that
the cooking kitchen is a great blessing to the
people of Pittsburg. Before my daughter
attended the school she never attempted cook
ing in any form, and home work was very dis
tasteful to her, but now every day cooks very
palatable things, and housework she now con
siders as pleasant. I can sav positively that it
has been of great value to her."
A discussion is going on in educational
circles regarding tbe advisability of doing
away with school boards in each ward, and
substituting in their place a central board,
which would have the power to elect teachers
throughout the city and control all educational
affairs. This has been talked of for many
years. Some approve of it, others oppose It.
The report of the re-examination of all pu
pils who failed at the High School preliminary
examination Is now in. One hundred and three
were examined In drawing; 11 failed to pass,
either in drawing or else passed In this branch
but did not make the required average, Co per
cent for the four studies. Nos. 121, 163, 188, 417,
430, 522, 530, 53$, 549, 557, 579 were the unsuccess
The Soho night school closed last Tuesday
night. A fine programme entertained the
goodly-sized audience who were present for the
closing exercises. The Welsh Glee Club con
tributed a number of choruses in an especial
manner, while individual members sang solos.
Miss Edith Harris gave two recitations in her
usual excellent style. Superintendent Luckey,
Secretary Reisfar and J. P. Andrews gave short
addresses. The ladies who had charge of the
snecessf ul term were tbe Misses M. J. Louden.
M. Hopkins and E. Hulmes.
NEW NATURALIZATION LAW.
Provisions of the Bill Being Prepared for
"Washingtok, January 26. The House
Judiciary Committee to-day held a special
meeting to consider the naturalization bill
reported by Mr. Oates' sub-committee. The
first section was discussed this morning and
amended by including Anarchists and
polygamists in the class of people ineligible
to citizenship, and by striking out require
ment that the applicant for naturalization
must be able to read the Constitution of the
United States in English. In its present
shape the first section reads:
Bo it enacted. That no alien whfthas ever
been convicted of a felony or other infamous
crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpi
tude, or who is an Anarchist or polygamlst, or
who immigrated to the United States in viola
tion of anv of tbe laws thereof, or who cannot
speak thetngllsh language, shall be natural
ized or adjudged by any Court to be a citizen
of the United States or of any State: nor shall
any alien be naturalized who has not continu
ously for five years next preceding his applica
tion resided within the United States and for
the last preceding 12 months within the State,
district or Territory in which the application
The bill will be further considered next
GREAT BRITAIN ACCEPTS.
She Will Send n Bepresentatlve to Oar
Washington, January 26. The Secre
tary of State has received from Mr. Phelps,
Minister of the United States to Great
Britain, a telegram stating that the British
Government has notified him of its ac
ceptance of the invitation to the interna
tional maritime conference, to be held in
"Washington this autumn, subject to certain
reservations as to the nature of the particu
lar questions to be submitted and to the ne
cessity of ratification by the powers repre
sented before the decision of the conference
becomes binding. The form of acceptance
is entirely satisfactory to the State Depart
The Bonrd of Awards Lets Contracts.
The coutract for tbe maionry on "Wiljmet
street was let to James Carnmie yesterday
afternoon. James McKnight obtained the
contract for the embankment on Willmet
street, and the Scaife Foundry Company
the contract for two large cylinders for the
The Local Business of the Week
Dished Up on the Half Shell.
A SYMPOSIUM OP SUBPKISES,
Local Securities Badly Eattled, but Be
co?er all the Lost Ground.
A TRUCE BETWEEN BULLS AND BEAES
The local business situation the past week
was characterized by several events of more
than ordinary importance and interest. One
of these was the sale of Xafayette Hall
the cradle of the Republican party and the
scene of many stirring incidents during the
war and since. The knowledge that it was
to be razed to give place to a modern business
structure caused general regret.
Another feature of the week was a boom in
petroleum, caused, partly at least,by the agree
ment between the Standard and the Producers'
Association in regard to the disposition of the
4,000,000 or 5,000,000 barrels, the carrying of
which was assumed by tbe Standard company
at the beginning of the shutdown movement.
A guarantee of 90 cents for this oil July 1 bad
a bullish effect upon the market, principally
for the reason that it relieved operators from
an element,of uncertainty that had been hang
ing over them for almost a year. The as
surance that this block will not be thrown
upon the market under 90 Is a strong bull
On Thursday the stock market was treated to
a genuine surprise which amounted to almost
a panic The United States Supreme Court
rendered a decision which was interpreted on
'Change as inimical to tbe electric companies.
This scared the holders ot small quantities of
the stock and they at once commenced to un
load. Over 500 shares changed hands under
these circumstahces. All the offerings were
taken ny a few who knew the real meaning of
the decision. There was ns trace of the scare
next day, when the victims of the delusion
were anxious to buy back what they had thrown
overboard. Chartlers gas was depressed the
latter part of the week owing to the unfavor
able nature of the report made by the Presi
dent of tbe company at the annual meeting of
the stockholders. But the prospect of putting
the company on a better footing and strength
ening it financially, encouraged the holders of
the stock, and they refused to part with it at
less than previous quotations. The other
specialties were firm and without special fea
tures. There was nothing in tbe money market to
demand more than brief notice. The supply
hwas eqnal to the requirements. Depositing
was in excess of checking, leaving a handsome
surplus in the vaults of the banks. Rates
ruled at 58 per cent for call loans
and 67 on time paper. There
was no unusual flow of money to or from the
country. Tbe oil boom augmented the bor
rowing demand and absorbed considerable
Whilo there were no changes in the price lists
of the various descriptions of iron and no ap
parent appreciation in the demand, the market
bad a strong undertone that created confidence
on the part of holders and made them unwill
ing to press sales. They preferred to wait for
the expected improvement, which, from exist
ing indications, cannot be much longer de
layed. This feeling received strength from tbe
fact that consumers had about given up the no
tion that prices would 'suffer another eclipse
and were becoming more urgent in their in
quiries. FIRM BUT NOT ACTITE.
Tho Demand for Local Stocks Continues
Greater Than tbe Offerings.
The stock market yesterday was firm, but
not very active. Nothing transpired to indi
cate the future course of speculative values.
Tho specialties were all firm, the demand be
ing greater than the offerings. All signs of
the electric scare had disappeared, and Char
tiers showed a bolder front. The demand for
bank stock was a feature of the day, but, as
usual, none of it was available.
AlIeghenyNat. Bank SI
Commercial National Bank 93 S3
Citizen ' .National Hank 61
Diamond MH Banc 150 ....
First National Hank, Plttsunrg 163
Fourth National Bank 119 ....
Freehold Bank..., 49 ....
Iron City National Bank 91 ....
Iron and Glass Dollar Havings Bank ...125
Tradesmen's N. Bank 5
ManTra and Merchants Insurance
Pennsylvania Insurance 27
Union Insurance 43
Allegheny (ias Co. (lllnm.) MM
bouthslde Gas Co. (Ilium.)
rhurttpriL Vallev U&s Co S2t
Natural Gas Co. of W.Va 57tf
Pennsylvania Gas Co 1376 IS
Philadelphia Gas Co SSK 39
Wheeling Gas Co 2SJ4 23&
Citizens' Traction 79
Pittsburg Traction 43 tdl,
l.aNorla Mining Co 1 li
bllverton Minlnir Co lli ....
Westlnphouse Electric S6M ....
Union Switch and Blpnal Co 12K 13
Westinghouse Brake Co., Llm 119ft
The sales were 50 shares La Noria at 1. 75
Westinghouse Electric at 36K 35 Union Switch
and Signal at 12Ji and 10 Westinghouse Air
brake at 120.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 78,925 shares, including: Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western. 4,330; Missouri Pa
ciflc, 2,125; Northwestern, 2,000; Heading, 6,400;
Richmond and West Point, 8,600; St. Paul,
6,400; Texas Pacific, 5,360.
TEE WEEK AT THE BANKS.
What Clearing House Figures Show A
Report' by nlanneer Chaplla.
The condition of the local money market yes
terday was entirely satisfactory, a fair amonnt
of counter business being transacted and con
siderable paper taken at the usual discount, 6
7. Call loans were firm at fi0. The flurry in
oil quickened the demand for cash, which was
promptly met at tho regular rates. Clearing
House flgures for tbe day and week, as com
pared with those of the previous week, show
the following changes:
Exchanges R, 293, 413 52
Balances 382.054 65
Exchanges for tbe week 112,288,354 28
Balances for the week , 1,870,940 20
Exchanges, dally average ZP44.723 71
Exchanges last week 12,378,819 59
Balances 2.191,656 71
Exchanges, dally average 2,063,136 43
The following official statement, prepared by
Manager Chaplln.Tf the Clearing House, shows
thi condition of thel9associatedbanksof Pitts
burg at the closo of business December 31, IbSS:
Bonds to secure circu
lation f. 1,255,500 00 f 1,055,000 CO
Loans and discounts.... 34,013,843 93 35,200,158 33
Keal estate, furniture
and fixtures 1,508,74160 1,753,030 97
Cash Items and balances
due from other banks. 12, 397, 031 17 J3, 423,767 71
149,175,118 60 $51,431,957 01
Bonds to secure circu
Loans and discounts....; 1,186,312 40
Ileal estate, furniture
and fixtures 244,289 47
Cash items and balances
due from other banks.. 1,026,736 64
Increase $ 2.256,838 41
Capital $10,463,650 00
Surplus 5,095,596 75
Undivided profits 853,453 50
Capital, surplns and nn
Tided nrofits S16.M17.7CO 2.1 S1B.99S.S3S 1
Deposits and balances
due to other banks 31,736,618 33 33,506,531 61
Circulation 995,800 03 928,790 00
Notes and bills redls-
counted 25,000 00
$49,175,118 60 $51,431,937 01
CAnital. anrnins and un
divided profits $ 578,93515
Deposits and balances '
due to other banks 1,769,91326
Notefc and bills redls-
$ 67,010 00
Increase (2,256,633 41
Money on lall at New York yesterday was
easy at 2 per cent. Prime mercantile paper,
46 per cent. Sterling exchange dull but
steady at $4 86 for 60-day bills and J4 68i for
Tbe weekly statement of the New York
banks shows the following changes:
Kcserre. increase $1,981,250
Loans, Increase.,, ,..,..,,,.. 3,496,400
Bpecie. Increase 1881.500
Legal tenders, Increase 975,500
Deposits, lncreae.i , 7,457,000
Circulation, deereaie .'. ,. 90.SOO
The banks now hold 20,014,600 in excess of
the 25 per cent rule.
Bonds closed in New York yesterday: U. S.
4s, registered, 127Ji: U. S. is, coupon, 127;
U. S. 4Xs, registered, 109; U. S. 4s, coupon,
109; Pacific 6a of 85, 12a
Nirw YoEK-CIearlngs today, 8107.999,886;
balances. Jl.368,098. For the week, clearings,
8653,681,833; balances, $32,669,291.
Boston Clearings to-day, $15,742,145; bal
ances. $2,108,101. For the week, clearings, 596,
304,205; balances, $11,525,987.
Philadelphia Clearings to-day, $11,246,
492; balances, $1,589,018. Clearings for the week,
$61,543,075; balances, $49,331,96L
Baivtimore-CI eatings to-day, $1,876,727; bal
A SLIGHT REACTION.
The Oil Boom Arrested bnt Not Entirely
Broken Cannes and Consequences;
It was stated in The Dispatch yesterday
that oil would probably open at 88 or there
abouts, and then be sold off, as it was evident
that the boom was too violent and sndden to be
permanent. This view was correct. The
market opened yesterday at 88, with a decid
edly bullish feeling, but the boys did not know
what was In store for them. New York and
Oil City sold almost from the start. This
turned the tide, and local operators started in
to realize, but when it was ascertained that no
largo lots were being dumped, prices steadied
and a firmer tone set in. While the events of
the day rather favored the bulls, the outcome
was by no means a Waterloo for the bears.
Toward the close the market became strong.
The lowest price at which sales were made was
87. At the close 86K was bid.
With a full knowledge of the agreement be
tween the Standard and tbe Producers, the re
action would seem to be almost inexplicable,
but tbe fact is that the Producers' stuff is far
less dangerous than it is generally thought to
be. Were it a dominating factor in the mar
ker, the assurance that it will be held up to 90
would impart strength to the market. Tbe
trouble lies in the absence of outside support.
Oil has been unsatisfactory so long, afford
ing really no opportunity at all for profit
making that the "lambs" have withdrawn from
the field, leaving tbe professionals to fight it
out among themselves. Whenever this out
side sunnort can be induced to take hold tbe
market will recover its lost ground and prices -I
De placed upon a paving oasis, tho opening
was 88, highest 88, lowest 87, closed at S6J bid.
Tne following taoie, corrected by lie Witt Dll
worth, broker in petroleum, etc., corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.:
Time. Hid. Ask. Time. Hid. Ask.
Opened 88 Sales 11:15 P. M.... SIM t!7H
10:15 A. M.... S7H S7 11:30 P. M.. gj 87U
10:30 A. M.... 87 Sin 11:45 P. M.... 87K 87J4
10:45 A.M.... glH aH 12M 87
11:00 A.M.... 87X 87)4 Closed
Opened. gsci nlgneot, 83c; lowest, 87c;
Drily runs 49,6S
Average rnni 42,714
Dally intmnents 68,483
New York closed st 87c
Oil City closea at 87c.
liradlora closed at 87c.
Hew Ifora. retined. J.lOe.
London, renned. 8 7-16J.
Antwerp, reilned. 18MC
REAL ESTATE DICKERS.
Over Twelve Hundred Dollars a Fool for
Ground Out Penn Avenue.
Yesterday was a comparatively quiet day in
real estate circles. Prospective buyers were
few in number, and renters remained at home
for the most part to obtain necessary rest after
a week of hard work. This changa was wel
comed by the agents. Several big deals will be
brought to a bead this week.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
the property No. 932 Penn avenue, lot 21x110
feet. with a two-story brick dwelling, or $30,000,
or $1,250 per foot front. This property lies be
tween two similar properties sold by tbe same
firm to the same party some weeks since, thus
giving tbe purchaser a block of 73 feet front.
Ewing & Byers sold for Reuben Miller, Esq.,
to Mr. M. A. Ross 1ft 72x300 feet, running
through from Ridge to Vance avenues, Cora
opolis borough, Pittsburg and Lake Erie Rail
road, for G00. Thev also placed a mortgage of
$3,400 on Beaver avenue property. Sixth ward,
Allegheny, for three years at 6 per cent.
C. H. Love, No, 93 Fourth avenue, sold for B.
McWadu an irregular shaped piece of ground,
with small frame house, in the Tenth ward,
Allegheny, to C. L. Reno for $3,000 cash.
D. P. Thomas & Co., No. 403 Grant street,
sold for the People's Savings Bank to J. W.
Breen, Esq., a piece of land on Wylie avenue
for 82,000, and for Catherine Wehrung to Mrs.
Annie Graham a lot on Second avenue. Hazel
wood, for a price approximating 31,200.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold at auction six lots m the West End
Place plan of lots. Thirty-fifth ward, two on
Albany avenue, and four on Rhode Island ave
nue, for $420 each.
John F. Baxter sold seven lots. Villa Place
plan, Brushton station, Nos. 15 to 21 inclusive,
with a frontage oi 560 feet on Villa street bv
370 feet in depth, to Charles Rose for 81,200.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
yesterday closed tbe sale of five acres of land
In tbe Thirteenth ward. city, for $7,600. As the
purchaser intends placing tbe same on tbe
market again as soon as he can subdivide it
Into building lots, the location and further par
ticulars are withheld. This is further evidence
of the increasing demand for real estate in the
Thirteenth ward, which is growing out of the
advantages to be derived from the new pro
posed cable line which is to run out Wylle
Twenty-Two Permits Issued the Past Week
by Inspector Frank.
None of the buildings for which permits were
issued the past week will be elaborate or cost
ly. Frame houses were still in the majority.
The permits number 22, and the estimated cost
of the structures is S53,9lo.
Annie M. Wilman, frame two-story dwelling,
18x30 feet on Auburn street, between Park
avenue and Lowell street.
Emily C. Wilson, frame two-story dwelling,
176 feet by 32 feet on Edmond streetbetween
Center and Liberty streets.
Thomas Glynn, frame one-story dwelling, I8x
32 feet, on Jane street, between Thirty-second
and Thirty-third streets.
Philip Lew, frame one-story addition, kitchen,
14x14 feet, on corner of Eccles and Sterling
J, WIndknecht, frame two-story dwelling I7x
31 feet, on Merriban's 'alley, between Twenty
first and Twenty-second streets.
M. & R. Walsb, seven frame two-story 'dwell
Ings,18x32 feet each.on Joel's lane, between Vir
ginia ancUSycamore streets,
"flohn Biggy, four frame two-story additions
30x13 feet, on Forward avenue, near Whittaker
street, Twenty-second ward.
Mrs. Bertha Davis, frame two-story dwelling
17x34 feet, on Pearl street, between Laurel and
David Millstein, frame mansard dwelling 20x
SO feet, on Juniper street, between Cedar and
Herman Scbaefer, frame two-story dwelling
17x30 feet, on Fifty-second street, between Key-
Dtuue Bueekauu -lairuua alley. f
Bernard Apple, frame two-story dwelling.
iiiiD icc(,uu ouuiuuiL street, near onamoKin,
George Nickel, frame one-storyand mansard,
20x60 feet, on Penn avenue, between Forty
third and Forty-fourth streets,
John Sullivan, frame one-story and basement
stable, 20x30 feet, on Park avenue. Twenty-first
Chnrcb of the Ascension, frame one-story
building, 41x78 feet, on Ellsworth street, be
tween Neville and Bidwell streets.
C. H. Klineman, frame addition one-story
bathroom, 10x13 feet, on Vickroy street, be
tween Stevenson and Pride streets.
August J. Noll.two frame two-story kitchens,
11x16 feet, on-Larkins alley, between Twenty
first and Twenty-second streets.
N. Green & Co., Limited, frame two-story
storage house for lumber, 51x64 feet, on corner
Thirty-third and Liberty, Sixteenth ward.
J. T. & A. Hamilton, frame one-story storage
for glassware, 25x120 feet, on Twenty-sixth
street, between Smallman and Allegheny Val
A. K. Stephenson, three brick two-story
dwellings, 40.6x39 feet, on Shakespeare street,
between Denmson avenue and Shady Lane.
William Lindsay's heirs, brick two-story
store and offices, 20x60 feet, on Smithfield
street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
John Nanstel, frame two-story dwelling,
28x24 feet, on Butler street, in Negley Run.
W. J. Lewis, addition two-story office build
ing, 80x80 feet, on corner of Sixth avenue and
Smithfield street .
A GROWING BUSINESS.
Pack of Tomatoes nnd Corn for tho
Season of 1SSS.
The annual report of the tomato pack of the
United States and Canada, as compiled by the
jLjnencan tvxi, iuuicaics a bccuhu era 01
over-production. The acreage was largely in
creased in all directions, but fortunately (as the
result shows) the weather was unfavorable to
the proper and full development of tbe crop;
and yet, in spite of a cold apd backward season,
beriods of heavy rainfall in some States, and
long drouths in others, and early killing frosts
in October, the pack turns out to be unusually
large, reaching a total of 8,319,437 cases, against
2,817,048 cases in 1887.
Tbe canning industry ha) grown rapidly in
the Western and Southern States, largely re
ducing tbe demand upon Baltimore, Philadel
phia and New York for such goods. In a few
years each section of tbe country bids fair to
supply us wants from home canneries, xne
leading points of production are Maryland and
Virginia, credited with 1.118,733 cases: New Jer
sey, 789,363; Delaware. 227,030; New York, 197,
432; Western States, 796,699; Eastern States, 43,
360: Canada, 73,990.
From tbe same source it is learned that tho
total corn pack In 1SS8 was 8,491,474 cases of
two dozen tins each, an increase over the pack
In 1887 of 1.180,050 cases. This large gain is due
to the multiplication of canning house's in the
leading corn growing States, Blinois. Indiana
and Iowa alone putting up about 1,000.000 cases,
or nearly one-third of the supply. Maryland
and Virginia produced l,037,4o0 cases: the State
of New York. 563,468 cases; Maine, 496200 cases,
which was 247,969 cases less than were packed
in 1887, the shrinkage being dne to killing
frosts early in September.
A NOTABLE EVENT.
Tbe Beginning of Anthracite Iron Proposed
Celebration of the Event.
A movement has been set on foot at Allen
town to celebrate, on July 4. 1890. the fiftieth
anniversary of the first successful cast of pie
iron by the use of anthracite coal. It was in
1839 that tho Lehigh Coal and Navigation Com
pany brought David Thomas, of Wales", to this
country, and, at their suggestion, he selected
the site of the present borough of Catasauqua
as a place to try tbe experiment of utilizing the
at that time almost valueless iron ores of
Lehigh county, by the use ot the then almost
equally valueless anthracite coal of Carbon
Every share of discouragement conspired to
make, the trial a failure; but all obstacles were
surmountea Dy tne determination oi tne man,
and on July 4, 1840. after months of weary labor,
the first cast of anthracite iron was made. In
1810 less thai: 1,500 tons of anthracite pig iron
were made in the United States; in 1S90 the
product will be 8,000,000 tons.
To fittingly celebrate the semi-centennial of
tbe manufacture of. anthracite pig iron, it is
proposed to put pp at Catasauqua a bronze
monument, on a pedestal of pig Iron, in honor
of David Thomas, and to have a great industrial
demonstration, in which the Lehigh Valley,
from Easton to Mauch Chunk, are to partici
pate. MINERAL INDUSTRIES.
AH Previous Records Broken by the Out
put of tbe Past Year.
Tbe year just closed has been a very eventful
as well as a very prosperous one to the mineral
industries. The value of the mineral products,
which In 18S7 amounted to the enormous total
of $042,284,223. was still further increased in
nearly every item in 1888, when it undoubtedly
exceeded $550,000,000, or more than the aggre
gate value of the mineral products of all .Euro
' SCALPEBS AT W0EK.
They Make It Lively for tho Sports Bear
Raid on Atchison A General- De
cline and Final Recovery
to Best Prices.
New Yonx, January 28. Outside of the
dealings in two or three stocks tbe stock mar
ket presented no feature of interest to-day,
being dull, tame and uninteresting throughout
tho session. The bears made another drive at
Atchison, and with marked success, the stock
developing no support and yielded readily,
breaking two points. The general list was
inclined to strength, although the profession
was scalping tbe market on shorts, but the
weakness in Atchison checked the Improve
ment, almost everything going slightly below
the opening figures. Pullman was again a
strong feature, however, and was followed by
Cotton Oil and Ontario and Western, but tbe
fluctuations were on the usual limited scale,
and tbe movement were, for the most part, ut
terly devoid of significance.
First prices were from to Jper centhigher
than last evening's figures generally, but Atch
ison began to decline immediately and the gen
eral list yielded fractionally. The decline was
checked and some slight recovery made before
the end of the first hour. Cotton Oil was a
feature with a gain of 1 per cent. The general
list threw oil its weak tone and, while very
dull, continued to creep up slowly until tbe
close, when it was firm at about the level of
first figures. With tbe exceptions of losses of
in Atcbison and 1 per cent in Richmond
and West Point preferred and a gain of 1 in
Pullman, tbe final changes are for slight frac
tions only and about equally divided between
gains and losses.
Railroad bonds were again quite active, with
the Reading Issues the special features of tbe
day. The general 4s attracted most attention
and furnished 5497,000 to tbe day's total of
81.951,000. Tho first preferred incomes contrib
uted 8316,000. The general list was firm to
strong, but beyond the animation in Toledo,
Ann Arbor and North Michigan Ists, which
displayed marked strength also, there was no
special feature. The sales of bonds for the
week were $11,652,000, against $9,960,000 for last
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dailj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange. 57 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low'
Am. Cotton Oil 60
Atch., Top. & 3. F.... 60K
Canada Southern 61
Central orNew Jersey. 977S
C, Bur. Qulnoy IMJi
C. Mil. & St. Paul.... 64'4
C, Mil. A St. P.. pf.... 101
C, KockL &P 97i
v., at. Lj. aritts
c, st. l. A Plus. pf.
U, rit. P., M. 4 o
C, St. P..M. & o., pf.
C. & Northwestern... .107 107
C.& .Northwestern, or.
CC. C. &1 57i
Col., Coal A Iron 29,
col. uocKlnz val
Del.k L. & W 140!
Del. & Hudson 136
E.T., V. &Oa
E. T Va. & Ga., 1st pf 64 61
K. T., Va. 4 Ga. 2d pf.
Illinois Central 114 114
Lake Erie A Western
Lake Erie A West. nf..
Lake Shore & M. S 1018
Louisville & Nashville. 11 'A
Mobile 4 Ohio
Mo., K. ATexas 13
Missouri Pacific IZii
Mew York Central
N. Y.. L. E. A W 28M
N.Y..L. E. iW.pref ....
N.YiN. E 45X
it, Y., O. & W 15J5
Norfolk A Western
Norfolk A Western, pf 51
Northern Pacific pref. 60
Ohio A Mississippi.
Oregon Transcon 30
Peo. Dec. A Evans
Pbiladel. A Heading.. 48t
Pullman Palace Car...l94X
Richmond A W. P. T.. S3
Klchmond A W.P.T.pf ....
St. Paul A Dnluth 39f
1 101 102
67 57 87
13 13 nu
KX 11X 7214
NX 23 a
60" 59 ji
St. Paul A uviuin pr. 93
St. P., Minn. Allan 100!
St. L. A San Fran 248
St. L. A San Pran pf.. 62V C2 62H B1H
St. L. A SanF.lst pf. 109.
Texas Pacific MX 20 39 m4
OulouPaclflC 63 63 62V 62
Wabash preferred 25 55 25 25
Western Union 84 84K 843$ 84K
Wheeling- A L. E 64M 64j 63 63
Mining Stocks. (
New Yokk, January 28. Amador, ISO;
Best and Belcher, 500; Bodie, 160; Caledonia, B.
H 255; Chollar. 300; Consolidated California
and Virginia, 775; Commonwealth, 525; Dead
wood, T., 165; Halo and Norcross, 460: Home
stake, 1250; Iron Silver, 315; " Mexican, 300;
Mono, 100; Navajo, 150; Ontario. 3300: Ophir,
600: Savase. 300: Sierre Nevada. 290: Standard.
110; Silver King. 115; Union Consolidated, 280;
xeuow j acne t, 400.
Atch. A Top,. 1st 7s. 119
Atch. A Top. R. K... 49
PoetonA Albany.. .202
C U. AU 10BH
Clnn. Ban. A Cleve. U
Kastern R. K 93
Eastern R. 1C 6 124M
Flint A PereM 29
Flint A Fere M. md. 99
Mexican Cen. com,, I3K
31. C IstMort. bds. m(
N. V. A New Ens... ,45
N. Y.ANewing 71.126
Old Colony. mH
Rutland preferred.. 37
Calumet A ilecta....273
Hell Telephone 208
Boston Land VA
Water Power 7
Tamarack , 147
San Diego.. 22
UTB STOCK JIAEiTETS.
Condition or the Market at the East Liberty
Office or Pittsburg dispatch. (
Saturday. January 26, 1889. 5
Cattle Receipts. LlIX head; shipments,
1,020 head: market nothing doing, all through
consignments. Thirty-five cars of cattle shipped
to New York to-day.
Hoas Receipts, 2,300 head: shipments. 2,300
bead; market slow; Philadelphias, $1 8005 00:
mixed, U 8005 00; pigs and Yorkers. 5 055 20;
10 cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 1,100 head: shipments, 1,400
head: market Arm at yesterday's prices.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When (he became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she gave them Castorla.
MAEKETS BY WIEE.
Wheat Baoyed Up by a Bl: Baying Move
ment Olher Cereals Steady Pork
Active nnd Higher Lard
and Ribs Firm.
Chicago, January 28. A large speculative
business was transacted in wheat to-day. and
the feeling developed was stronger and prices
higher. Active buying to cover shorts and
good buying of long wheat were also reported.
The undertone of tho market was much strong
er and operators manifested more confidence,
but at the same time there was a feeling of un
certainty, and they looked upon the advance
with distrust. The opening was slightly easier
and prices declined c, but later advanced,
with some fluctuations, c. This advance
brought out fair speculative offerings, and
possibly an attempt to break tne market, under
which prices declined lc, agaiu rallied to
outside figures and closed a higher than yes
terday. Foreign ;markets were quoted quiet
and steady. The reportgtbat 100.0CO bnsbels
wheat bad been taken at St. Louis for April
delivery to go to Galveston, and 35,000 bushels
by local millers bad some effect in advancing
Corn was in much the same condition as yes
terday. There was very little interest mani
fested, and tbe volume of business was quite
limited. Tbe feeling displayed on the vnole
was rather easier, though prices did not vary
much from yesterday.
Oats were quiet bnt steadier, with little dis
position to trade.
Trading was quite active in mess pork. The
market opened somewhat irregular, within 5
10c of yesterday's closing, and a further ad
vance of 1520c was gained. Later tbe feeling
was eisier, and prices receded 7J10c and
closed comparatively steady.
A fairly active trade was reported in lard, and
the feeling was steadier. Prices averaged
slightly higher, and the market closed rather
A moderately active trade was reported In
short ribs, and the feeling was stronger. Prices
ruled 25c higher, and the market closed
The leading futures raneea as follows:
Wheat No. 2, January. 954c; February.
95K95J495K!95tic: May, 9SKQ9998e99ic;
Cobn No. 2, February, 353534K35c;
March. 35!c; May, 33ffc
Oats No. 2 January. 24Jic: February, 20
2oc: Mar, 272727K27Kc
Mess Pork, per bbl. Januarv. $11 60; Febru
ary, fll 62KU 70I1 60011 60; May. $11 90
12 07K11 8511 97Ji-
Labd. per 100 fis. Januarv, $6 80; March.
82KS 87K6 826 82 May, $6 956 97
ohokt kies, per 1U0 B3. February. $8 0ZK
68 12V6 V2m 10: March. $6 156 206 15
66 17J$; May. $6 276 30g6 22K6 30.
Cash quotations were as tonows: Flour,
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat.
9595c: No. 3 spring wheat. 8788Kc. No. 2
red, 9oQ95c No. 2 corn. 31Jic. No. 2 oats,
25c. No. 2 rye, 48c. No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1
flaxseed, $1 60. Prime timothy seed. $1531 54.
Mess pork, per barrel, $11 6011 62K- Lard, per
100 lb. $G826 85. Short ribs sides (loose).
$6 156 22J Dry salted shoulders fboxedl.
$6 006 12J. Short clear sides (boxed), 86 37
88 60. Receipts Flour. 7,000 barrel'; wheat,
8.000 bnsbels: corn. 99,000 bushels: oats. 61,000
bushels; rye, 2,000 bushels: barley, 35,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour. 11,000 barrels; wheat. 21.
000 bnsbels; corn. 86,000 bushels: oats. 51.000
bushels; rye, 5,000 bnshels; barley, 35,000 bush
els. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was dull and unchanged. Eggs dull
and lower at 1314c
A PECDLIAE CASE.
Register Cdnnor Refuses Letters to nn
Estate Becaase tbe Executor Is Insolv
ent No Precedent-
An interesting appeal was filed yesterday
from the decision of Register Connor, who
raised a very fine point that has never been
covered by law in any way.
Chris Hauoh asked for letters testament
ary as executor of the estate of Anna Maria
Schwan, and the Register refused them on
the ground that there were no acts relative
to the issuance of letters to ap insolvent ex
ecutor, and he did not wish to establish a bad
precedent, as the money of an estate could be
collected before a bond could be filed, and the
executor, not being responsible, could keep the
Several years ago George Schwan died, nam
ing Hauch as bis executor. He was also
named executor by Mrs. Hauch, who shortly
after making her will, became insane, thus pre
venting her from making another will. Hauch
became insolvent before she died and George
Schwan asked the Court that Hauch be re
moved or ordered to file a bond and file an ac
count of the father's estate.
Haucb. while admitting his insolvency, has
tipciit;u iiuiu iuu ucuiaiuii ui iue xiegisier, on
the grounds that a bond need not be filed until
letters testamentary are granted. The case
will be argued January 30.
THEY WANT A DIVORCE.
One of tbe Owners In tbe Opera House In
cluded in tbe List.
Subpoenas were issued yesterday in the case
of Carrie B. Coleman against.Williain II. Cole
man, one of the owners of the Opera House,
now traveling in France: also in the cases of
Alois Slrlin against Anne Sirlin. for desertion,
Celia C. Scboeller against Charles C. Scbneller
for cruelty, and William Deiserath against
H. J. Bigger, Esq., was appointed to take
testimony in tbe case of Charles H. Jones
against Amelia Jones.
PLEASED THE PLAINTIFF.
A Master's Decision Reversed and
$8,745 34 Given for Infringement.
A surprise was occasioned when the U. S.
Court reversed the decision of J. C. Sturgeon,
of Erie, master in the case of Alanson Cary
and others against tbe Lowell Manufacturing
Company for infringement on a patent.
The master only gave nominal damages
to tbe plaintiff, but tbe Court made the dam
ages 88,715 3i. The patent was on a process for
tempering steel springs.
Monday's Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No. 1 Morton vs McMillan,
Commonwealth vs Kirkpatrick & Co., same vs
Over, same vs Brady, same vs Staving. Swager
vs Montour Railway Company, Hufscbmidt vs
Woodrow, Hufschmidt vs McCulloueh, Mc
Lean vs Citizens' Traction Company, Cridge vs
Friday, et al, Welsh vs Oliver & Roberts, Liv
ingston & Co. vs Peoples' Natural Gas Com
pany, Murray vs City of Pittsburg, Boyd vs
Haunan, Bandie vs Guffey & Co.
Common Pleas No. 2 Watt vs Pittsburg. Cin
cinnati and St. Lous Railway Company. John
son vs Flowers, Hope vs Hope, et al Snubka
gel vs Dierstein, Old vs Mansfield 4 Co.,Warne
& Co. vs Robison. Mason vs Elk.
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs John
Griffith. Fred and Karl Grirape, Dora Men
ring, Thomas Brennen, Thomas O'Donnell,
et al., Christ Llerzopf. David Elklns, Wesley C.
Creal. Albert Goldman, Rose Hall. Catherine.
Martin, P. G. Morrow. W. F. Spade, George H.
Havens, James Hartzell, A. W. Gross, Thomas
O'Brien, F. C. Harbison, Jobp Rodgers, James
Flannigan, Weston Cook.
To Aid Settlement.
A new rule has been made by Judges Over(
and Hawkins, of the Orphans Court. Here
after there will be 10 terms each year. Instead
of but four, thus greatly facilitating the work
of adm lnistrators hi settling up estates.
Selling; Poor Man's Butter.
Willla( Probert and W. J. Sullivan were
each fined S10O and costs in Criminal Court for
selling oleomargarine. Delia Cronin was sen
tenced to jail six months for larceny.
Prefers Morcanza to Coins; Home.
A young giri of 19, residing on Grant
street, was arrested Friday evening at the
instance of her brother and sister, who
wished her sent to Morganza because of an
escapade with a ITew York drummer. The
girl, however, said she preferred Morganza
to home, and, as she is too old to go there
Inspector McAleese says his only alternative
is to discharge her.
Good Work for tbe Hospital.
Ladies of the East Liberty Presbyterian
Church (Dr. -Kunler) met Friday, with
about 150 present! Sewed all day for the
benefit of the Homeopathic Hospital, and
made 125 sheets', 195 jiljow cases, 4 dozen
towels and 13 counterpanes. Lunch was
served. This lattes was unusually good,
and received unstinted praise.
A Vlnltor among the Masons.
Division Ko. 2, in Allegheny, was visited
Friday evening by E. E. G. Commander
"William W. Allen, Grand Recorder Charles
A. Meyers and Mr. "William J. Kelley,
Chairman of the Committee on Foreign
Correspondence. The party left Hams
burg yesterday morning.
LATJ4 MWS J$ BRIEF.
While skylarking in a Baltimore saloon
Friday night. Edward Gordon, the barkeeper.
Was accidentally shot in the left breast and fatal
ly wonnddd by Peter J. Campbell, a member of
the Maryland Legislature. Campbell gave him
self up to the police.
Samuel Wakefield. Jr., colored, shot and
killed James W. Trainor, his employer in New
Iberia parish. La., Friday evening, and. was in
turn slain by a mob while on his way to jail, the
Sheriff being knocked down and tho prisoner
The work of obtaining a jury in the case of
ex-Alderman Thomas Cleary, of New York, in
dicted for receiving a bribe in connection with
the granting of the franchise to tbe Broadway
Railroad CompanvinlSSf, was resumed yester
day. The Jury box. after five days of bard
work, was still empty.
A strike embracing the entire Yerkes
street car system at Chicago is imminent. The
trouble is that a number of men on the West
side lines are under suspension on charges of
"knocking down" tares. Nothing definite can
be known until tbe new extra list istposteo,
but tbe men say that if men are discharged
from tbe service on this criminal charge with
out being brought to trial, and others dis
charged on the charge of knowing of the
alleged robbery and not reporting it, a strike)
A snow storm is blowing in the Northwest
and traveling southeast at a great rate. It
started up in Canada Thursday afternoon and
reached Dakota Friday night. The storm ex
tends from the northern line of Dakota to
Sioux City, Iowa. Tbe temperature has fallen
about 30 degrees in 21 hours, but is not yet
below zero except at one or two places. There
is heavy snow and high wind, which at some
points has reached tbe dignity of blizzard, out
generally it is not bad. Trains are all running,
and unless tbe storm continues a day longer
there will be no blockade. The storm aapears
to be losing force as it travels east.
Mary Webster, head nurse at the Cooper
Hospital, Camden. N. J., was nearly murdered
while on duty in the fourth floor of the hos
pital, about 1 o'clock yesterday morning, by an
unknown man whose motive was robbery. A fe
male nurse in another room heard Miss Web
ster scream, and running to her saw a man hur
riedly leaving the room. She saw Miss Web
ster lying on tho floor with her throat cut. The
pocket of her dress, which bad contained her
pocketbook, was cut off, and her watch had
also been cut from the body of her dress, and
her long hair was cut off. Tbe man escaped,
from the building by lowering himself from tho
window on bed sheets which he had tied to
gether and fastened to a shntter.
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