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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 1889.
BONDS OF WEDLOCK.
The Troubles Arising From the Want
of Uniform and Consistent
LAWS OH MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Discussed From Humanitarian and Lejjal
SOUTH CAEOLIKA'S PKODDEST BOAST
nVHITTEN TOE THE DISrXTCH.1
Perhaps there is no better illustration of
the conflict that exists, and which has raged
for years between cnurch and State, than
the different laws of the several States of the
Union which regulate marriage and divorce.
The law of God, as recorded in the gospels
of the evangelists, is in direct opposition to
the law of the land.
I witnessed a very apparent illustration
of this fact a few years ago in Chicago. It
was a bill of divorce that came up for hear
ing before one of the circuit judges. I
think it was before Judge Barnum. The
defendant pleaded in his answer that the
marriage had not been celebrated at the al
leged time and place set forth in the bill:
and the certificate of the celebrant was ad
mitted in evidence. It was thr stereotyped
form of the Episcopal Church. On the top,
belore vou come to the words, "This is to
certifv," were encraved two hands, clasped
together, one large and robust, the other
small and delicate; directly over them, and
forming a semi-circle, were the words of St.
Matthew, xix, 6: "Quod ergo Deus con
lunsit, homo non separet." What God
hath joined together let no man put
asunder. Notwithstanding this behest, the
decree was granted, and they were no longer
"two in one fl.esh."
A FUNDASICTAIi rEIXCITLE.
"With this, however, I find no fault, on
the principle that "all law is good" while
it is a law, and the liberty of our people de-
S ends on its promulgation to the letter.
Teither am I laying down any plan of con
science making; that is not my forte; beside
the holiness ot the matrimonial state and
its ecclesiastical dissolution belongs to the
canon law and not to the common or stat
utory law. It would ill become me to ap
peal to sacred truths to sustain a mode of
action, not simply of immutable facts, but
of practice and expedience. Necessity has
no law, and expedience is often one form of
It is no principle with sensible men, of
whatever cast of opinion, to do always what
is abstractedly best. Where no direct duty
forbids we may be obliged to do, as being
best under circumstances, what we murmer
and rise against while we do it. We see to
attempt more is to effect less; that we must ac
cept so mucbor gain nothing; and so perforce
we reconcile ourselves to what we would
have far otherwise if we could. So it is
with divorce, and the laws that regulate it
can be fully appreciated by those who can
or would gladly get along i ithout it.
A CIVIL CONTRACT.
If marriage be "the most beneficial insti
tution of society," as the learned jurist Mr.
Kent defiues it (2 Kent Com , 75, 7G), and if
it be true that "our law considers marriage
in no other light than as a civil contract"
(1 Blackstone Com., 439), I think that on
these grounds the statutes which govern it
and provide for its dissolution, should be
enacted by the highest legislative body wc
know o', the Congress of the United States.
There are other reasons, too, which seem to
favor Federal legislation and establish uni
form laws for marriage and divorce.
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, lias submitted a
proposition, a joint resolution as it were, to
Concress, that the Sixteenth Amendment of
our Constitution shall declare: "Congress
shall have the power to make a uniform law
of marriage and divorce." To the thinking
men and women of our country this resolu
tion of the Congressman must and will meet
with favor. The laws of marriage and di
vorce as they now exist in many of the
States is not a preventative against polyga
my and its baneful effect, but a mere charter
to make it legal and a protection from ar
rest and punishment in its uxorious opera
tions. It might be ell to mention right
here, that in those days of intellectual're
fiuement, many a beautiful young woman
learns, or her offspring after she is dead
learns, that on account of the looseness of
the laws, the form of marriage has been a
Soms objections have arisen to Mr.
Springer's proposed amendment, and I be
lieve Irom the Democrats, that it would be
an open insult to put into our sacred Con
stitution an express prohibition of a prac
tice so barbaric and ancient; and also that
it would be an encroachment upon rights
of the States. It seems to me these objec
tions are very slim to the benefits that would
arise from Federal legislation. I have suf
ficient confidence in the ability of Congress
to regulate this question to such an extent
that it will, to say the least, make them uni
form; that marriage will be something more
than a mere experiment; that some of the
absurdities of the present srstem will be
wiped away; that fraudulent divorces and
collusions of the parties will be a thing of
the past; that trivial grounds for divorce
rill no longer pave the way to the deprav
ity of families and undermine the social
column of our existence.
I have said a mere experiment, simply be
cause a great many enter into the state of
matrimony for a season, and then, taking
advantage of the' State law for putting the
wife and husband aside and "marrying"
A painstaking writer, and a friend of my
own, took the trouble to form a table of sta
tistics on the subject, and developed this j
Bome of the States granted one divorce to
ten marriages, yet quite a fair proportion of
them granted one divorce to every six sol- j
emnizauons oi tne marriage contract
Coupled with this startling intelligence is
the fact that one-third of the bills filed for
absolute divorce are either withdrawn or
dismissed for the want ot equity, and their
future lives and happiness are so far blasted
that time itself, with ail its lorce and effi
cacy, can never replace the peace and calm j
iiukiuicu uy tuia jjuujjc uuucc 01 meir
quarrels and domestic troubles. On the
principle of the old adage "take away the
opportunity and you take away the sin,"
remove those bad laws from the statute
books and yon will surely remove those
piques and difficulties as surely as night fol
lows day, and day again brings on night
In Canada where there is no divorce
court is a fair manifestation of this truth.
Every bill ot divorce is there granted bv an
act of Parliament for the relief of the" in
jured party, and I think that I am safe in
saying there is no country under the sun
freer from domestic strife and unhappy mar
riages. DIVORCE IN CANADA.
The session of 51, Victoria, ending in the
spring of 1888, granted three absolute di
vorces; one for the relief of Andrew Max
well. Irvine, on account of the infidelity of
his "wife; the second was for the relief of
Catherine Morrison, on account of the
cruelty and drunkenness of her husband;
the third for the relief of Eleonora Elizabeth
Tudor, in consequence of the continuous nu
chas tity of her liegelord;and what is signifi
cant, too, in both cases Of infidelity the mar
riage was solemnized in the United States,
where the contract was more easily rescinded.
For several years prior to this session not a
single case was reported from committee or
notice of motion given to the House.
In England, since jurisdiction has been
taken away from the ecclesiastical court by
act of Parlirment, dated August 28, 1857
(20 and 21 Vic c 85), over matrimonial
causes, and transferrin!: it to a new court
styled 'The Court for Divorce ami Matri
monial Causes," dissolutions of the mar
riage contract have increased in geometri
cal procession, while the tastes, desires and
inclinations of the principles must be close
ly the same as before the act of 1857.
ABSURDITIES OF THE TKESENT LAW.
Be this as it may, the absurdities and con
flict of the present laws here are truly more
dangerous and pernicious than might ap
pear at first sight. Iu some instances par
ties are married in one State and not iu an
o'ther. A young couple may depart, as they
fondly think, on their honeymoon in one of
Pullman's magnificent coaches and on wak
ing in the morning find themselves in any
thing but an enviable predicament, subject
to arrest for one of the meanest and most
disgraceful crimes known, to the criminal
In some places celebration, too, is neces
sary; in others it cuts no figure; I mean by
celebration not only the act of a civil or re
ligious officer declaring the parties to be
husband and wife, but the prerequisite for
such act and the duties resulting therefrom;
not only the ceremony proper, but the con
sent of the parties or license (consent of the
State), or banus (consent of the church) and
the registry of the fact that the marriage
has been celebrated. The necessity of this
celebration depends on the lex loci or law
of the place. If a couple desire to marry in
Marvland, they must not only have a cele
bration, but a religious one. If for some i
reason these two warm-hearted Marylanders
wish to av'oid this, they need but step over
Kb celebration was necessary by'the
common law previous to the Council of
Trent, A. D. 1653, or by the civil law or by
the law of ScotlanJ. Whether or not one
is necessarv by the common law of England
is doubtful. However, I believe it was
finally settled that it was necessary in the
celebrated case.of the Queen versus Millis,
which embraces several hundred pages of a
very learned discussions by the most erudite
jurists ui lue umc, unu una view iias ukku
sustained by Maryland, Massachusetts and
North Carolina, aud probably in Canada.
But the contrary has been held in Tennessee,
Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois,
Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, Hew York, Ohio and Pennsyl
vania. It may be well to notice that in only three
States, Kentucky, Maryland and Massa
chusetts, a celebration is necessary, in four
more it is probably necessary, in eight
others probably not, and in Connecticut,
Colorado, Dakota, Oregon and Utah, the
question is simply undecided; but it is ab
solutely not necessary in the remaining
seventeen, nor in the District of Columbia.
TRIVIAL CAUSES FOR DIVORCE.
The trivial grounds of the causes for di
vorce have also been a cause, and justly,
too, of complaint. In each of the United
States, with one exception, divorce is al
lowed. In South Carolina, divorce is en
tirely unknown, not even is it granted by
legislation, as in Canada. An act was
passed in 1872 allowing it, but it was re
pealed in 1878. Xot only has it always
been the proud boast of South Carolina that
she has never granted a single legislative
divorce, or vested the authority in her
courts, save the acts above referred to, but
also has she been lauded to the skies ad
sidera by Judge Kisbet, of the Supreme
Court of Georgia, in those remarkable
words: "In South Carolina, to her unfading
honor, a divorce has not been granted since
the Revolution." 2for is this all. One of
her own best known jurists, Judge O'Neal,
contends that its firmness iu that re
spect has been for the good of the
people and of the State in every
respect. "The most distressing cases," says
the Judge, "even upon scriutural grounds,
have been again and again presented to the
Legislature, and they have uniformly re
fused to annul the marriage tie. Thev have
nobly adhered to the injunction, 'Those
whom God hath joined together let no man
put asunder.' The working of this stern
policy has been for the good of the people
and State in every respect,"
SOUTH CAROLINA'S BOAST.
Chancellor Durgan, too, in rendering
judgment in Hair versus Hair, says: "The
policy of this State has ever been against
divorces. It is one of her boasts that no
divorce was ever granted in South Caro
lina." These extracts from those learned jurists
may be a little far-fetched to the point at
issue, but never do you hear such a halo or
crown of joy expressed by the judges in the
"Western States, where divorce can be got on
the slightest pretext, as in Illinois, "on
other grounds, in the discretion of the
court." This elastic word "discretion" has
always had an animal magnetism about it
a mysterious influence of drawing thou
sands of votaries to its shrine, to dissolve
the sacred tie between man and
wife which was to bind them to
gether in love till "death doth them part."
" 'Tis true, 'tis pity; pity 'tis, 'tis true."
It is a significant fact that the author of
the proposed amendment comes from Illi
nois, which, rightly or wrongly, has the
reputation of being the easiest State in the
Union to obtain a divorce. Chicago has be
come as famous in that respect as for "corner
ing" wheat or slaughtering bullocks. How
if there is any truth in the principle that
men esteem what is their own more highly
than what is another's, we would have the
Congressman and Senator Cullom opposing
the amendment with the same energy they
are now employing in its advancement.
A QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY.
As I intimated in the beginning of this
article, since it might not be public policy
to make the marriage laws entirely indissol
uble, but as being best under circumstances
and for the benefit ot all to make them uni
versal, since not eternal; and perforce make
those who come under tnem regard marriage
as something permanent with their own
lives and not depending on the whim or
caprice of fancy, and only to be dissolved
by such conduct as shall render the connec
tion wholly intolerable or inconsistent
with the happiness and safety of the
other. The Catholic Churcii, while she
repudiates divorce, does not favor her chil
dren remaining together in unhappy wed
lock. But this church or any other has
nothing to do with that part ot it which
belongs to the State. I have not on this
account appealed to a single Catholic the
ologian or ecclesiastical writer. Thej would
want us to do, very likely, what they have
been taught, viz., to do what is abstract
edly best. They may lack the experience;
they may never nave been married.
A very learned Judge, well schooled in
the teachings of that chuich, interpreting
the laws of his State, nicely remarked that
"True, indeed, is k that this union is in
tended to be for life; that only in the most
extreme circumstances should it he dis
solved, but the very fact of its sacred na
ture, too sacred to be made a matter of tem
porary arrangement, is the strong reason
why, when it ceases to have anything
sacred about it, when an erring one has
trampled it in the mud of his corruption by
his polluted feet, the law should cease to
call it sacred and pronounce it profaned
and dissolved." T. J. Fitzgerald.
Pittsburg, February 22, 18S9.
Called Oat for Nothing.
A small blaze at the corner of Borland
alley and Bebecca street, Allegheny, early
yesterday morning, caused the alarm from
box 41, but when the engines arrived the
fire was already extinguished.
of foreign lands and the
snorts u which th&t rrcel?
baseball and bull-fighting in Havana, and an
incident of the Smith-Kilrain fight, described
by Jtlahcly Hall in to-morrnw's Dispatch.
Pon't risk anything with a stubborn
rough, when a sale remedy may be had in
Dr. Jayne's Expectorant Sore lungs and
throats are speedily helped by it
Compelled to Move
Our store April 1, and will give at least 10
per cent discount for-cash on any pair of
shoes. Many lines below cost.
tts Cain & Verner.
Largest line of low priced goods in
two cities. John S. Boberts,
D 414 Wood st
Cain & Vcriicr
Are offering great discounts in shoes. It
will pay you to invest now. Fifth ave. and
Market st its
Remarkable "Growth of the Church
Founded by Wesleji
EARLY STRUGGLES OP PIONEERS
Who Eode the Circuits and Kept Methodism
Alive in the Wilderness.
STATISTICS AND CHDECH DIRECTOR!
The Methodist Church, represented to
day in the two cities by buildings that are
at once commodious and substantial, and
by a membership that rivals its sister
churches of other denominations, did not
begin its work in this city until as late as
1800, and then by a handful of people, emi
grants from England and Ireland. They were
regarded as fanatics and ridiculed accord
ingly, suffering many things at the hands
of those belonging to the rowdy element of
society, who were both vicious and lawless
in many respects; the same element that the
Presbyterians had to combat in the early
history of their Church. The Methodist
enthusiasm and spirit was not regarded as
anything more than unusual, and so came
in for its share of ridicule.
Among those who came to labor in this
vicinity were John Wrenshall and Thomas
Cooper. The latter organized a class in
1803. The class numbered 13. This was
the nucleus of the Methodist Church in
Pittsburg. For three years they had no
stated place of worship, meeting sometimes
in a room of old Fort Pitt, at other times in
the shade of some old forest tree, and occa
sionally in the Court House. In 1806 Mr.
Cooper rented a house and chapel where
they held religious services until 1810. In
that year a lot was purchased on Second
street, and a small stone churcii was built,
1 with Key. William Knox preacher.
Many stories are told of the annoyances
that the Methodists had to suffer in holding
their meetings. At one time during the
progress of a prayer meeting in the house
of Mr. Cooper a young rowdy, fired off a
squib in the room. The eccentric preacher
began singini "Shout! shout! we're gain
ing ground, and the power of the Lord is
coming down." The young man, fearing
the consequences of his misdeeds, got
alarmed and fled.
The little stone chapel was the home of
Methodism in Pittsburg until 1817, when
the Smithfield Church was formed, and
their first plain church was built on the
f corner of Smithfield and Seventh avenue.
The Methodist Church was the youngest
of the Christian denominations, and the
last to enter Allegheny county. In the
time of circuit-riders they were very dili
gent in hunting up all Methodist families,
and "classes or societies" that had been
iormed then made the beginnings for
many a small church. In 1788 the
Pittsburg circuit was formed, including
"Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, and
parts of Washington and Fayette, and Bev.
Charles Conway was appointed preacher.
He went, as did one of old, into the wilder
ness to preach the gospel. He rode the cir
cuit from 1788 to 1700, preaching occasion
ally in Pittsburg. In 1790 the entire cir
cuit numbered but 97, but very soon tbev
gathered strength, and the power in which
they trusted did not fail them. They grew
and were prospered, taking a place among
the influential churches and establishing, a
little later, schools that were to strengthen
and advance their educational interests.
They have now several prominent colleges
in the State, the oldest of which is Alle
gheny College, Meadville, of which Dr. W.
G. Williams is President; Beaver College,
which is near us; Mt. Union and Scio,
within the limit of the State. The Pittsburg
Female College has taken a gratifying place
among the other denominational schools
of the city. The last year has increased its
number of students with corresponding in
crease of financial income. Dr. A. H. Kor
cross and his assistants are doing what lies in
their power to make the school in every way
worthy of the reputation it bears. The ap
pended summary will tell the story of the
growth of the church since 1800 better than
METHODIST CHURCH STATISTICS.
Christ Church O. J. Cowles, D. D., pastor.
Membership. 402; congregational expenses,
53.350; Sunday school pupils, 140.
Liberty Street M. D. Uchliter.pastor. Mem
bersLiD, 164; congregational expenses, $700; Sun
dav school pupils, 135.
Smithfield btieet Rev. C. E. Locke, pastor.
Congregational expenses, 52,200; membership,
4SS: Sunday school pupils, 613.
Fifth avenue Rev. J. T. Riley, pastor. Mem
hcrship, 2S0; Sunday school pupils, 325; congre
gational expenses, 51,500.
Trinity ltcv. J. W. Kessler, pastor. Church
membership, SO: Sunday school pupils, 201; con
gregational expenses, S1.C0O.
Centenary Church Rev. O. A. Emerson,
pastor. Church membership, 211; Sunday scuool
pupils, 300: congregational expenses. fL,300.
Butler Street W. H. Pearce, pastor. Church
members. 735; Sunday school pupils, 1,060;
church expenses. SZS00.
Emor C. V. Wilson, pastor. Membership,
H9; Sunday school pupils, 5S0; congregational
Denny Rev. R, Cartwrigbt, pastor. Full
membership, 286: Sunday school pupils, 275;
congregational expenses, $1,000.
Hazelwood Rev. J. A. Ballantyne.
St. Paul Rev. J. G. Goslcv. Full members,
225; Sunday school pupils, 403; congregational
Oakland Rev. B. F. Beazell. pastor. Con
gregational expenses, S1.500; full members, 123;
Sunday school pupils. 25'J.
Homewood Rev. J. 13. Risk, pastor. Full
members, 200: Sunday school, 257; congrega
tional expenses. 51,000.
Wilkmsburg Rev. J. F. Core, past or. Mem
bers, 307; Sunday school. 3S5; congregational
Squirrel Hill Rev. W. Med'ey, pastor.
Membership, 90; Sunday school, 135; congrega
tional expenses, M00.
Buena Vista Kcv. J. J. Mcllyar, pastor.
Members, 27S; Sunday school, 421; congrega
tional expenses, S1.500.
Arch Street Rev. W. F. Conner, pastor.
Members, 4G5; Sunday school, 676; congrega
tional expeLSct, S1.S25".
North Avenue Rev. T. I. Leak, pastor.
Membership, 1,000: Sunday school pupils, 1,021;
conjregational expenses J2.950.
Union Rev. C. A. Holmes. D-D. Member
ship, 5J0: Sunday school pupils, 462; congrega
tional expenses, $2,000.
Simiibou and Hoboken Rev J. E. Williams:
Merabership,120; congregational expcnscs,$l,000;
Sunday school pupils, 1C0.
Union Centenary Rev. L. McGuire. Mem
bersh.p, S50; Sunday school, 250; congregational
Binpham Street Rev. R. T. Miller. Member
ship, 272; Sunday school, 351; congregational ex
Walton street Rev. B. R. Wilburn. Member
ship, 24C; Sunday school, 3G5; congregational
South Pittsburg Rev.M. D. Lichliter. M eni
bership, US; Sunday school, 125; congregation
al expenses, 500.
.Main street ticv. n. u. ucacom. Memoer-
ship, 472; Sunday school, 529; congregational
I expenses, $1,700.
jNit. Washington Her. J. A. Danks. Mem
bership, 241; Sunday school, 250; congregation
al expanses, $1,000.
South Street Bev. It, L. Miller, D.D. Mem
bership, 132: Sunday school, 400; congregational
Allegheny German Rev. L. Allinger and
'Rev. D. Bau, Union avenue and Ohio street.
Pittsburg, First Gorman Fortieth street
and Alleutown, Rev. J. Graessle and B. BneL
Woods' Run Rev. W. Johnson. Member
ship, 75: Sunday school, 100; congregational ex
Hivlson Cuapel Bennett station, W. P. R.
It, Rev. L. R. Beacmn, pitor.
Wesley Chapel G. S. Holmes. Membership,
56: congregational expenses, S700; Sunday
Warren Rev. J. II. Watson, pastor.
Christ Penn avenue and Eighth street,
pastor. Rev. O. J. Cowles, D. D.
Liberty Street Liberty aud Fourth streets,
Rev. M. D. Lichliter.
Smithfleld Street Smithfield street and
Seventh avenue. Rev. C. E. Locke.
Fifth Avenue Filth avenue, between Elm
and Logan, Rev. J. T. Bilei.
Tnr.itv Sinallmanaiul Twenty-fifth s'trects.
Rev. J. V. KV'sler.
Centenary Kirkpatrick, near Center avenue,
Rev. O. A. Emerson.
Butler street Butler and Fortieth, Rev. W.
Emory Penn avenue, East End, Rev. U. V.
Dennj Thirty-fourth street, near Penn ave
nue, Rev. R. Cartwrigbt.
Hazelwood Rev. J. A. Ballantyne.
St Paul-Liberty avenue. East End, Rev. D,
Oakland Rev. B. F. Beazell.
Homewood Ber. J. B. Risk.
Wilkinsbnrg Rer. J. F. Core.
Squirrel HlTl-Rev. N. Medley.
Buena Vista Street, Buena Vista street and
Jackson, Allegheny Rev. W. F. Conner.
North Avenue, North avenue and Arch
Rev. T. J. Leak, D. D.
Union, Pennsylvania avenue and Manhattan,
Allegheny Rev. C. A Holmes. D. D.
Simpson Chapel, Buquesnebnrough Rev. J.
Union Centenary, Sharpsburg Rer. L. Mc
Guire. Bingham Street, South Fourteenth and Bing
ham Rer. B, T. Miller.
Walton, South.Twenty-flfth street and Sarah
Rer. B. R. Wilburn.
South Pittsburg, West Carson Rev. M. D.
Main street, Thirty-fifth ward Bev. H. C.
Beacom, D, D.
Mt Washington Rer. J. A. Danks.
South street. Excelsior and Allen streets,
Thirty-first ward Rev. R. L. Miller, D. D.
Allegheny (German), Ohio street and Union
avenue Rev. h. Allinger and Rev. D. Ban.
Pittsburg, First German Church, Fortieth
street and Allentown Rev. P. J. Graessle.
Pittsburg, Second German Church, East Lib
erty D. Graessle and B. Briel.
Wood's Run Rev. W. Johnson.
Hudson Chapel, Bennett station, W. P. B, R.
Rev. L. It Beacom.
Wesley Chapel, 1726 Penn avenue Bev.
George S. Holmes. t
Warren Bev. J. H. Watson.
A M. . DIEECTOET.
Bethel, Wylie avenue and Elm Ber. D. S.
Brown's Chapel, Hemlock and Boyle,
Allegheny Bev. W. S. Lowne.
St James, Mary and Heberton, East End
Ber. J. N. Morris.
Brownsville Kev. George G. Skinner.
Zion, Avery and North avenue, Allegheny
Rer. John A. Mulligan.
John Wesley Chapel. Arthur street, near
Center avenue Ber. John Holliday.
Southsidc, South Fourteenth street Rer. W.
METHODIST PEOTESTAKT DIEECTOET.
First Fifth avenue, between bmithflcld and
Grant Rev. David Jones.
Second Fifth avenne and Marlon BeT.
Birmingham South Eighteenth street, near
Carson, Ber. M. L, Jennings.
Mt Oliver-Rev. G. W. Morris.
First Union and Allegheny avenues, Alle
gheny. Rev. W. R. Cowl.
Fourth Park avenue, East End, Rev. G. G.
Third Second avenue, above Brady, sup.
Primitive Msthodists Forty-seventh and
First Wesleyan Wylie avenue, near Tunnel
DEATH IN A CANAL.
A Demented Mother Either Suicides or Falls
Into tbo Wnter.
tSFXCIAT. TELEOEAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Netv Yoee, February 22. Policeman
Johnston heard a splash at 2 o'clock this
morning, while he was near the foot of Bond
street,Brooklyn. He found a woman strug
gling in the water. She was taken out
alive, but she died before the arrival of an
ambulance surgeon. On the bank of the
canal a 6-year-old girl was found crying.
She told the policeman that the woman was
The woman was subsequently identified
as Mrs. Anna Heineth, the wife of Augnst
Heineth, a tailor of 740 Park avenue. She
left home with her little daughter at 3
o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and it is
supposed she had been wandering around
the streets until she stumbled or threw her
self into the canal. She had been demented
JDST AS SWEET AS PIE.
Sirs. Potter Entertnlns 9Imc. Ilndlng and
Mr. Lnnstry at a Mldnlicut Supper
IfirECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yoek, February 22. After the
performances at Palmer's, the Fifth Avenue
and the Grand Opera House, on Thursday
night, the three ladies who had done the
most toward entertaining their respective
audiences, namely, Mme. Hading, Mrs.
Langtry and Mrs. Potter, threw aside their
wonderful costumes and got into theirevery
day attire in a hurry. Before 11:30 o'clock
three cabs were bowling from three different
points toward the Brevoort House.
The ladies met in the ladies' parlor,
greeted each other eflusively, and had sup
per together. No one else was invited.
Mrs. Potter was the hostess. It was 1 A. jr.
when Mme. Hading and Mrs. Langtry
HE MUST KEEP S0BEE.
Tbo Will of the Keir Hnmpshlro Millionaire
Sustained in Court.
Dover, February 22. The jury in the
Baker will case to-day returned a verdict
sustaining the will. The estate is valued
at over 51,000,000. Testator 'stipulated in
his will that his son Hiram should receive
55,000 a year until his death, provided he
does not become intoxicated; that in ten
years he may draw $250,000 and a like
amount every succeeding ten years, but
that in case he gets intoxticated he looses
The son contested the will on the ground
that his father was unduly prejudiced
against him on thequestion of his drinking,
and that he was mentally incapacitated at
the time ot making the will.
WINTER AND SUMMER BLEND.
The Kins or the Whetstone Joins that of
ISr-ECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCrt.l
New Yoek, February 22. On the
Flushing meadows, to-day, the haymakers
were swinging the scythe, raking up and
drawing in. The ring of the whetstone on
the blade blended with the ring of the skate
on the ice near at hand, where the boys
were enjoying their holiday.
ANOTHER BRIDGE ROBBERY.
Jacob En it Knocked Down nnd Relieved of
S40 on Hie Ft. Wayne Atrnctare.
Jacob Hart, who lives on Ohio street,
Allegheny, was knocked down on the Ft.
Wayne railroad bridge last night by two
colored men, who went through their vic
tim for 40. The rascals escaped.
Itmay not be out of way to again remark,
for the ten thousandth time, that the bridge
should be guarded by at least two police
men. A Steetins of Sunday School Workers.
The primary meeting of the American
Church Sunday School Association of the
Episcopal diocese of Pittsburg, will.be held
in Trinity Church, Sixth avenne, on Thurs
day, February 28. At 10 A. M., morning
service and organization; at 2 v. m., a
model lesson for primary pupils, conducted
by the Bev. George Hodges, of Pittsburg,
and a discussion of Sunday school work by
clergy and laity. At 7:30 P. at, there will
be a special address by the Bev. B. P..
Snope, of Wheeling. It is expected that
Bev. D. P. Morgan, of New York City, will
also be present.
Shoes can be bought cheaper now than
ever before. Every pair of shoes is subject
to a cash discount of at least 10 per cent.
Many shoes below cost
tts Cain & Verner.
Scott's Mincrnl Base,
Made only by Dr. Charles S. Scott, 624
Penn avenue, opposite Home's. Not a joint
in the teeth or plate. See them, and you
will order them. They aro warranted for
'Compelled to Slave
Our store April 1, and will give at least 10
per cent discount for cash on any pair of
shoe?. Many lines below cost
tts Cain & Verner.
line hand printed goods in the
John S. Kobebts,
414 Wood st
FIGHTING A FAMINE.
Cincinnati in Deep Distress Eeceives
Help From Pittsburg.
FUKNITDKE BDRBED FOE FUEL.
The First Experiment of Shipping Black
Diamonds by Railroad.
A KOTABLB EVENT IN LOCAL HISTOEI
Monongahela river coal is to be sent
"West and South by rail. This departure
cannot but have an important bearing upon
that great industry, in opening up new mar
kets and keeping old ones supplied, regard
less of the uncertainties of water transporta
tion. It was different "before the war," as
the following incidents in local history will
In the winter of 1857-58 there was a coal
famine in Cincinnati. Fuel was so scarce
that the people burned nearly everything
that was inflammable, even the furnitnre in
their houses. Biver transportation was im
possible on account of low water, and ship
ment by rail was scarcely thought of. These
facts being brought to the notice of the citi
zens of Pittsburg, a public meeting was called
to devise plans for relief.
A Liberal Donation.
The meeting was attended by nearly all the
representative business men of the city. It
was resolved to make a donation of 40 carloads
of coal to the suffering Cincinnatians, sending
it a roundabout way over the Fort "Wayne road
to Crestline, thence over the Bee Line to
Columbus, and thence to Cincinnati. This was
very expensive, but It was the only way of get
ting coal to the sufferers. General Cass, Pres
ident of the Fort Wayne road at that time, do
nated the cars, and the coal men of Pittsburg
the coat Two days before the coal was shipped
it started in to rain, and the river was soon at
flood heighth. The Cincinnati committee in
.charge of relief measures, knowing they would
in a few days be in receipt of a supply of Pitts
burg coal by river, telegraphed to the Mayor of
Pittsburg, Hon. Henry A. Weaver, asking in
structions as to what disposition tijey should
make of the coal that had been shipped by rail.
The reply was that the coal had been donated
to thefpoor of Cincinnati, and that the com
mittee 'was at full liberty to dispose ot it as
might be deemed best to carry out the purpose
of the donors. The Cincinnati Committee,
thereupon, stopped the coal at Columbus, sold
it tbei e at a high price and distributed the pro
ceeds among the poor of the city.
Now comes the sequel. In the following year,
Cincinnati having no street car line, but being
desirous of building one, by theauthority of the
City Council, resolved to send a committee of
40 to Pittsburg and other Eastern cities to ex
amine the workings of the system. At that
time the only street car line in Pittsburg was
the Citizens. An Invitation was extended to
the members of this committee by
tbo Mayor and Councils of Pittsburg,
requesting them to become the guests
of the city on that occasion. Arrange
ments were made to show them the manufact
ories and other places of local interest and
give them a banquet at the Monongahela
House, of which Colonel J. McD. Crossan was
proprietor. On the following day a dispatch
was received from Mayor Bishop, of Cincin
nati, afterward Governor of Ohio, stating that
instead of 40. as originally proposed, the visit
ing committee had been increased to 150, in
cluding members of the City Council, Judges
and officials of all the courts, and many prom
inent citizens. The reply of the Mayor and
committee of Pittsburg was: "Come on. We
will be glad to have all of you for oar guests."
Reception of tho Visitors.
Next day the visitors arrived, with Mayor
Bishop at their head. They were received at
the depot by tho Pittsburg Committee of Ar
rangements, headed by Mayor Weaver, and, to
the inspiring strains of music by Gouny's fa
mous brass band, were escorted to tho Monon
gahela House, where they wero voted the free
dom of the city. Mayor Weaver extending the
welcome in a felicitous speech befitting the oc
casion. The distinguished guests were then
assigned quarters at the various hotels.
Among the visitors was Ben Eggleston, after
ward member of Congress from Cincinnati. At
the banquet on the following day he made an
eloquent speech, in the course of which he re
ferred to the coal incident of the year before,
for which he warmly thanked the donors in the
name of the people of Cincinnati The visitors
left the city highly delighted with their treat
ment by the officials and citizens of the then
TOO BUSY TO TORN OUT.
Washington's Birthday No Holiday for the
Kcnl Estate Men.
Yesterday was no holiday for real estate
dealers and agents. They were busy from
morning till night describing property to ap
plicants for purchase or rent, and while few
sales were effected, so far as reports show, the
foundations for a considerable number of im
portant deals were laid. Prospective buyers
of unimproved lots are turning their attention
to Temperar.ceville. where there is a large
amount of that kind of property at what are
considered low prices.
James W. Drape & Co. sold a small house
and lirge lot at Crafton, near railroad station,
for FA0O0L They also placed a mortgage of $20,
000 on business property In tho city at i per
cent; also a mortgage of 6,000 on an East End
residence property at 5 per cent; aUo tu o mort
gages of So,000 cich on suburban aud McKecs
port property at 6 per cent.
Alles & Bailey. 161 Fourth avenue, placed a
S1.000 mortgage for three j ears at 6 per cent in
tho Ninth ward, Allegheny City.
Mellon Bros, yesterday sold to It J. Scott of
Carnesie, Phipps & Oo., a building lot front
ing on Negley avenue. Nineteenth ward, near
Margaretta, for $8,300. Mr. Scott will erect a
hue brick residence thereon. This is in close
proximity to the property lately sold to Messrs.
Magee, Stewart and Fllnn.
Samuel W. Black & Co. sold a mortgage for
$1,200, for two years at 6 per cent, on a two
story brick dn elling on Main street, Fourth
Black & liaird sold to John A. Munson, for
H. C. Frick. Esq.. a two-storv irame dwelling.
No. 416 Lincoln aienue, East End, with lot 50x
210 feet for $6,500.
C. H. Love sold lot No. 10, 60x120 feet, on
Edwin street, Spahr place, East End. for Jacob
Doolittle. The purchaser was S. I. Kichard.
DINTS FROM GUATEMALA.
A Great Opening for tho Establishment of
We hear on excellent authority from Gu
atemala, says the A'orth British Mail, that
there is a great opening there for the establish
ment of manufactories. The existing ones are
exceedingly limited in number, compared with
the excellent facilities which aro at hand for
their development and tho need for their im
provement. Water power is abundant and a
spirit of enterprise, combined with the re
quisite amount of capital, is all that is lacking
to create large industries.
There are but few factories in Guatemala
worthy of the name. In Quezabtcnaqgo and
in Antigna thero are a few flour mills and one
or two furniture factories of limited size. In
the city of Quateinala thero are factories on a
very small scale for tho prodnction of certain
articles of merchandise; but all that is ro(le
for use and near is done by band with the help
of tho now ubiquitous sowing machine. There
are favorable inducements for the establish
ment of factories for glass and china ware, pa
per, furniture, wagons,agricultural implements
and woolen goods. All these articles are im
ported just now, and aro sold at exorbitant
Ronton Wool Market.
Boston The wool trade has been rather
tamo dunn? the past nock and the sales foot
up only l,5oi,400 pounds, 0Si,l00of which are
domestic and 543.000 foreign. Prices show no
material change, but an caster feeling has been
developed on ordinary grades of domestic,
which holders are anxious to closo out. Fine
fleeces are in very lieht stock and are firmly
held. Bales of Ohio X and XX fleeces have
been made at 333ic, and No. 1 Ohio atSSc.
which is the extreme price; Michigan X fleeces
sold at 3I31Kc, and this is a full rate for most
of tho stock offering.
of foreign lands and the
sports in which thai excel:
baseball and bull-flgliling in Harana, and an
incident of the Srnith-ICilraln fight, described
by Tilukcly Hall in to-morrow's Dispatch.
Cntn & Verner
Are offering great discounts in shoes. It
will pay you to invest now. Fifth ave. and
Market st. " tts
Staplo Mean Fall la Follow Live Stock In
tho DecIIno Game and Poultry
Scarce, Steep-jEflect of the
Lenten Scnson on Prices.
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch,
FRIDAY, February 22, 1889. J
Few new features of market basket ma
terials in the week now closing. It has
been an uncomfortably quiet week all along
the line, according to the testimony of
wholesalers and retailers. The season for
game is practically at an end. Pheasants
and qnail are still to bo fonnd in the stalls,
but prices are steep. Poultry, too, is passing
beyond the average citizen's purse. The de
mand for gamo, and poultry declines as prices
One dealer remarked, "while supplies are
light demand is equally light, and we have no
difficulty meeting all wauts."
Staple meats drop not, though prices of live
stock have suffered a heavy decline since last
fall. The 1,600-pound steer costs the butcher at
least $30 less than last September, but the con
sumer will not probably hnd any difference in
the price he has to pay for 'his tenderloins and
roasts. The butcher claims that his profits
now are but a fair offset to the close margins
of a year ago. Meat on the hoof has not been
as low since before the war a3 it has been the
Better Business In Lent.
A fair trade in fish and oysters is reported'
In these lines a lull usually occurs immediately
before Lent. Dealers look forward to an ac
tive movement from the 6th of March.
In the line of vegetables, dealers say that
there is plenty of stuff, but a sad scarcity of
customers and greenbacks. In floral lines
there has been an improvement in trade over
past two weeks. One of our leading florists
thus puts the situation: "We can notice an im
proved demand for our goods the past few
days, and .expect improvement to continue up
to lent." In response to the query, "What has
Lent to do with your business?" it was an
swered, "The social season is our winding up,
and the entertainments on foot are to be
worked off the board between now and the
Christian fast. A large amount of feasting is
usually done as a preliminary to Lent."
Following are tho latest prices as furnished
by retail dealers in market basket materials:
The prices called for at the Diamond Markets
remain unchanged. The best cuts of tenderloin
steak range from 20 to 25c, with the last figure
for very fancy, which are very often no bet
ter than the 20c article; sirloin, best cuts,
from 18 to 20c; standing rib roast, 15 to 20c;
chuck roast. 10 to 12c; best round steaks, 15c;
boiling beef, 5 to 8c; sweet breads, 25c per
pair: beef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, oc a
pound: calf livers. 25c apiece; corned beef
from 5 to 10c per pound. Veal for stewing
commands 10c; roast, 12 to 15c: cutlets. 20c
per pound; spring lambs, fore quarter, 12 to
15c: hind quarters, 15 to 20c A leg of mut
ton, hind quarter, of prime quality, brings
12c; fore quarter, 8c; lorn of mutton, 15c.
Vegetables and Fruit.
Jersey sweet potatoes, 25c a half peck;
potatoes,15c a half peck; celery.10 to 15ca bunch;
squash, 15 to S5c; tomatoes, 60c per quart
box; pumpkin. 15 to 25c; cabbage, 5 to 10c;
aDples, 15c to 20c half peck; bananas, 15 to 25c
a dozen: lemons. 25 to 30c perdozen;oranges,35
50c: Malaga grapes 25c per pound; onions, 25c a
half peck; spinach, 25c per half peck; lettilce.lOc
perbunch,3 tor 25c; radishes,5c per bunch; cran
berries, 15c per quart: cucumbers, 25 to 35c a
piece; mushrooms, $1 pound.
Pigeons, 50c a pair. Quail, 84 50 to $5 00 a
dozen. Pheasants, $2 00 a pair. Praine chick
ens, $2 00 a pair.
Batter, Eggs and Poultry.
The best creamery butter is 40c Fancy
pound rolls of country butter are 50c
Tho ruling retail price for eggs is 20c
Choice country eggs bring 25c
The range for dressed chickens is SI to
$1 50 per pair. Turkeys, 20c per pound; fancy,
Fish and Oysters.
Following are the articles in this line still on
the stalls, with prices: Lake salmon, 12c; Cali
fornia salmon, 40c pound; white fish, 12c; her
ring, 4 pounds for 25c; fresh mackerel, 3oc apiece;
Spanish mackerel, 45c to 50c a pound; sea sal
mon, 40c a pound: blue fish, 20c; perch, 10c;
halibut, 2oc; rock bass, SOe; black bass, 20c: lake
trout, 12fc: lobsters. 25c; green sea turtle. 28c
Oysters: standard, $1 per gallon; select, $1 50
to $1 75; N. Y. counts, $1 75 per gallon; snaps,
90c: shell oysters, 25c dozen; smelts, 20 to 23c
pound; clams, $1 25 gallon; scollops, 50c a
La France roses, $3 50 per dozen; Bride
roses, $3 00 per dozen; Perlcs, $1 25 per dozen;
Niphetos, $1 25 per dozen; Bennetts, $2 00
per dozen: Magna Cbarta- roses, SI 00;
American Beauty, 50cl 00 apiece; Mermets,
$2 00 per dozen; Ho Wattville. $2 00; carnations,
50 cents a dozen; Violets, $2 09 a hundred;
Lilv of the Valley, 75c per dozen; Maiden
Hair fern, 50c per doz. fronds. Bermuda
Easter lilies. $3 00 per dozen: tulips, 75c per
dozen; mignonette, 75c per dozen; lilacs, $1 50
a bunch; daffodils, 75c per dozen; Dutch hya
cinths, 20c apiece; freezia, 50c a bunch.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
New York Beeves Receipts, 2,700 head,
including 43 carloads for exportation. 26 car
loads for city slaughterers direct and 20 car
loads for the market. The demand was light
and tradlne very slow at barely the closing
figures of Wednesday, and a number of car
loads wero to sell at a late hour. Common to
strictly prime steers sold at $3 504 55; bulls,
S2 2002 75, with a few choice bulls at S3 05.
Sheep and Iambs Receipts, 2,200 bead; 5,000
head carried over yesterday: the market was
tame and closed heavy and 15c per 1C0 pounds
lower for lambs, and not more than one-half of
the offerings changed hands; sheep ranged
from $4 60 to $5 80 per 100 pounds: lambs firm
at SI 657 60; outside figures on barely on car
load. Hogs Receipts. 2,160 head; nono for
sale alive; nominally weak and lower at $1 90
St. Louis Cattle Heceints. 200 head; ship
ments, none; market steady; choice
heavv native steers. 3 70iS4 40: fair to cood do.
$2 90J53 SO; stockcrs and feeders, fair ti good,
SI O2i;0: rangers, corn-fed. S3 003 40: Krass
fed. SI 75Q2 80. Hogs Receipts. 2,500 head;
shipments, none: market higher; choice
heavy and butchers' selections tl 404 45;
packing, medium to prime. SI 351 60; light
eradr-s. ordinary to choice, $4 4004 60. Sheen
Receipts, COO head; shipments, none; market
strong; fair to choice, $3 004 75.
CmcAao Cattle Receipts, 9.000 head: ship
ments, 4,500 head: market more active: steady
to strong; beeves, SI 0OSJ4 50; steers, $3 004 00;
stockers and feeders. $2 40i?3 40; cows, bulls
and mixed.Sl 90g3 10: bulk. $2 1C2 50. Hoes
Receipts. 21.CO0 head; shipments, 8.000 head;
markot stromr and 5c hicher: mixed. SI VMl 60:
heavv, $4 401 60: light. S4 451 70; pig, $4 00
Qi 65. Sheep Receipts, 4,500 head;shinments,
2,000 head: market strorg; natives. SI 2525 30;
western, S4 334S0;Texans, $3 004 50; lambs,
$4 7506 50.
Kaksas City Cattle Receipts, 1,903 head:
shipments. 820 bead; market active; dressed
beef, steers and cows, 10c higher; stockers and
feeding steers active and 10c higher: good to
choice cornfed, $3 9o4 25:common to medinm,
$2 80Q3 50; stockers and feedinc steers, 81 (KM?
3 20,cows, 81 252 bO. Hogs Receipts, 5,5s2;
shipments, 901; strons, active 510c higher:
good to choice, $4 354 42: common to medi
um. $4 004 2o. Sheep Receipts, 46 head
shipments, none; market steady; good to
choice muttons, $1 254 50; common to medi
um, $2 503 90.
Buffai.0 Cattle Receipts, 2,000 head
through; 160 head sale; market steady; mixed
butchers, $2 503 00. Sheep aud lambs Mar
ket steady; receipts, 400 head through: 3.400
head sale; good sheep. $1 5005 00; cood Iambs,
So 8306 50. Hogs Market steady; receipts,
3.400 head through: 3.S20 head sale; medium,
$4 SO; Yorkers, J4 901 95.
A DECREASE IS BDSIXESS.
One Pipe Line Shows a FallinKOflTof 1,300,
000 Barrels of Oil.
"Washington, Pa., February 22. The
January report of the Southwestern Penn
sylvania Pipe Line Company is as follows:
Total liabilities, 290,384 barrels; gross stocks,
332,227; sediment and surplus, 41.S42: runs from
wells, 178,719: regular deliveries, 55,580; other
delivc ries, 150.311. The acgregate runs for ISS8
wero 1,845 C04 oirrels, as against over 3.200,000
barrels durinc 15S7. The aczrejrtto deliveries
ilurinc lfSS were almost 2,GCO,O0O b-irrel, or
about 1,500,000 barrels less than during 1S87.
The decrease in runs during lSSb. is
chargeable. to two causes, a decline in pro
duction throughout the field, and the pres
ence of JosephCraig's pipe line, the West
ern and Atlantic, which has made cons.der
able headway, especially in the Taylors
town field, ti here they are to-day handling
about 1,500 barrels a day of the 3,500 bar
rels of production.
The oil which the Southwest Company
run during 188S was nearly all produced
in Washington county, Sliannopin and
Greene county producing together probably
not more than 1,000 barrels a day on an
average. During the first six months of
1887, the gross stocks (oil -stored in tanks)
was'considerably in excess of one million
Honoring the Country's Father No
Help to Friday's Trade.
DULLNESS IN ALL PKODUCE LINES.
Grain and Hay Keceipts tho Lightest for
the Week fast.
GENERAL GROCERIES ARE MCflAKGED
Office op the Pittsbueg Dispatcfi, j
Friday, February 22, 18S9. J
Country Produce Jobbias Priced.
Produco commission houses might as well
have closed for the holiday, for any good they
did to-day. The expected activity In cheese
which usually precedes Lent has not yet ma
terialized. From aU trade centers both at homo
and abroad comes the report that stocks of
cheese are unusually lieht. A fair estimate
puts the shortage at 100,000 boxes as compared
with a year ago. And still trade revives not.
A Chicago dealer who was here to-day puts the
situation of trade in the following sulphurous
terms: "Infernally flat." Butter and eggs of
choice quality bold their own, but no hiore.
Dullness rules all along the lines of country
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 3331c; Ohio do,
2623c: fresh dairy packed, 2l.23c; country
roll", I822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
BeAss Choice medium, S2 002 10: choice
peas. $2 052 15.
Beeswax 23025c ?! a for choice; lowgrade.
CIDER Sand rehned. $6 50737 50: common,
S3 5OS4 00; crab cider, $8 00850 barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c p gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Kc;
New York, fall make. 12jl3c; Limbureer,
HK12Ho: domestic Sweitzercheese. 1313Kc
DRIED Peas SI 451 GO 31 bushel; split do,
Eaos 1516c ft dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. SI 0OSS1 50?) barrel; evap
orated raspoernes, 25c fl ft: cranberries, SS 00
f? barrel: S2 40SS2 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live ceese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c $ fi.
HOMT-S2 652 To ?t barrel.
Hosey New Crop, lb17c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes. 3540c "fr bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 25g3 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575e fl pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c f) pound; turkeys, 13
15c uressed ft pound; ducks, live. 80b5e fl
pair; dresed, lS14c fl pound; geese, 10llc
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 tts to bushel, S6 ft
bushel; clover, large English, 62 Its, $6 2o;
clover, Alsike, $8 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 tts, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean.
14 tts, $1 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 tts. SI 20;
orchard grass. 14 tts, $2 00; red top, 14 tts, SI 00;
millet, 50 tts, $1 21; German millet. 50 tts. S2 OO;
Hungarian grass, 43 tts, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per tt.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancv, $3 00
4 00 fl box; common lemons, $2 75 ft
box; Messina oranges, $2 503 50 fl box;
Florida oranges, S3 003 50 fl box; Jamaica
oranges, fancy. So OOiSfa 50 fl case; Malaia
grapes, $5 507 00 ft keg; bananas, $2 50
firsts: $1 502 00, good seconds, fl bunch:
couoanuts, $4 004 50 fl hundred; new figs, 12
14e fl pound; dates, 5g6Kc fl pound.
. VEOETABLES-Celerv. 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, S3004 00 JJ 100; onions, 50c fl bu3hel;
Spanish onions, 7S90c fl crate; turnip3, 30
40c per bushel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021Jc;
choice Rio, 1020c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Bio.
17K18Kc: old Government Java,26c; Mara
caibo, 2122Kc; Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 1S
22c; Caracas coffee, 19K21c; peaberry, Rio,
2021c; Laguayra, 20K21Kc.
Roasted (in papers) Standard btands,22$c;
high grades, 24J026Kc; old Government Java,
bnlk, 310)32; Maracaibo. 2627c: Santos, 21K
22c: peaberry, 25c; choice Rio, 21c; prime
Rio, 21Kc; good Rio, 21c; ordinary, 20c.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9c:
cassia. SigOc: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7080a
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) HO" test, TJc:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, lCu, 9c; water white.
lOic; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadme, Hc;
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 3535c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime. 3335c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 48; me
dium, 45; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bl-carb in kegs, 34c; bi-carb In Us,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 5J6c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set, 8Kc; parafBne, HKS12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 7g7ie; choice, 6J
7c: prime, Sgec; Louisiana, 6i6c.
Srarch Pearl. 2c; cornstarch, 57c:
gloss starch, 5?7c
Foreion Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
$2 50: Muscatels. S2 25; California Mnscatels,
S2 35; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7M7)c; sultana. 7jc: currants, new, 45c;
Turkey prunes, new, 44,Jc: French prunes,
SXfjliic; Salonica prunes, in 2-B pickages, 8Kc,
cocoanuts, per 1C0.S6 00: almonds. Lan., per tt;
2Sc: do Ivica. 19c: do shelled. 40c: walnuts.:nap..
12g)15c; Sicily Alberts, 12c; Smyrna hgs, 12
lbc; new dates. 56c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans 11015c; citron, per tt. 2122c: lemon
peel, per tt. 1314c; orance peel, 12Ja
Dried Fruits Apple, sliced, per tt. 8 c;
apples, evaporated, 6JJ7Jc; apricots. Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lbc; peaches, evaporated,
pared. 2iiffl23c: peaches. California, evaporated.
unpared, 12K13Jc; cherries pitted. 21622c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7f3Sc: huckle
Sugars Cubes, 73c; pondered, TUc: granu
lated,7c:confectinners' A,bc; standard A, 6Jic;
soft whites. 66ic; yellow, choice, 66?c;
yellow, good, bG?c; yellow, fair, fic; yel
low, dark, 5Jjc
PlCKLES-OIedlnm, bbN (1,200), $4 75; me
diums, half bl Is (600). $2 85.
Salt No, 1 fl ubl, 95c; No. 1 ex. fl bbl, SI 03;
dairy, fl bbl. Si 20; coarse crvtal, S bbl, SI 20;
Hisgin's Eureka, 4 bn sack, 52 60; Higgin's Eu
reka, iu-i lb pockets. S3 W.
Canned Goods Standard peaches. SI 500
1 60;2ds, SI 30fi!l 35: extra peaches, SI 351 !U;
Bie peaches. 90c; finest corn. SI 30S1 50; Hid.
o. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cl 00; lima
beans, $1 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, $1 lXG)l 16; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples. SI 401 50: Bahama do,
$2 7a; darasnn -plnms, Doc; green gages, SI 25;
cggplums.S2 00;California pears. S250;do green
gages. $2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra -n hito
cherries $2 90; red cherries, 2tts, SOc: raspber
ries, SI 151 40: strawberries SI 10; goose
berries, SI 2001 30; tomatoes, 9295c: salmon,
1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, SOc; succotash,
2-ft cans, soakpu. 90c; dn green, 2tts, SI 251 50;
corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; ll-a cans, SU 50;
baked beans. SI 4CQ1 45; lobster, 1 tt, SI 75
1 0;Jnackcrel, 1-ft cans, broiled. $1 50; sardines,
domestic. is. $125150; sardines, domestic,
Ks, S8 25SS 50; sardines, imported. s, Sll 50(&
12 50; sardines imported. s. SIS 00; sardines,
mustard, $4 00; sardines spiced, S4 23.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel,
S38 fl bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, S-10;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No.
1 do, messed. SJ6; No. 2 shore mackerel, $21.
Codfish Whole pollock. 4Kc fl tt; do medium
George's cod, Co: do large. 7c; boneless bake,
in. strips 0c: do George's cod in blocks 6K
7Jc Kerrins Round shore, $5 50 fl bbl; spflt.
S7: lake SI 25 fl 100-tt half bbl. White fish, $7 fl
100-B half bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 fl half bbl.
Finnan hadders. 10c fl B. Iceland halibut, 13c
Buckwheat Flour llCf&Zic per pound.
Oatmeal 56 306 60 f! bbL
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 69g62c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
The regular attendants at the Grain Ex
change were for the most part celebrating the
birthday of the country's father. The meeting
was short, sweet and small. There were no
sales on call. Receipts as bulletined were 17
cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Cbicaco.
1 cars of bran. 2 of flour. 1 of middlings. By
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis 1 car of
millfeed, 4 of oats, 1 of corn, 3 of hay, 1 of bran.
Nothing more can be said of grain and hay
markot! than that the situation is dull, with no
indications of improvement in sight.
Wheat Jobbinc prices No. 2 red, $108
1 09; No. 3 red. 98 SSI 0L
Corn No. 2 velluw. car, SSg'XIc; high mixed
ear. 26S!57c; No. 1 veliow. shelled. XfcglOc
No. 2 yellow, shelled." C7t-ifeasc; hiirh mixed,
shelled, 3fi37c; mixed, cnelled. orotic:
Oats No. 2 white, 3:'il32Kc: era No. 3. 31
GKlc; No. 3 white. 306Ju)c; No. 2 mixed, 29
RYE No. 1 Western. 6"(g61r: No. 2. oo56c
Barley No.l Canada, 90Q95c:No.2Canada,
83S5c;No.3Canad3,7SM)c; No. 2 Western.
757Sc;No. 3AVestern, 65g70c Lake Shore, 75
a lour Jobbing prices, winter patents so ov.
ltvo liotir. S3 75.
MlLLFCED Middlings, fine white, $18 0W9
20 00 f 1 tou; brown middlings, Sll 5015 CO;
winter whi-at bran, $11 75lo 25; chop feed.
$l.i 00S18 CO.
Hay L'alcd timothy, choice, $15 00315 25;
No. 1 do. S14 25914 50; So. 2 do, $12 00013 00:
loose from vi aenn. Sib 00020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. S9 754210 00; No. 2, S3 003 50; packing
do. S6 507 00.
Straw Oats. $S 008 25; Wheat and rye
straw, S7 007 25.
Sugar-cured hams, large, lOc: sngar-cured-hams,
medinm, 10Mc; sugar-cured hams, small,
lie; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders. Sc: smtar-enred boneless
shoulders. Wic; sugar-cured California haras,
8Kc;sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c; sugar
cured dried Dcef sets,9c; sugar-cured dried beer
rounds He; bacon shoulders, 7Ke: bacon clear
sides. 8Kc; bacon clear bellies, 8c: dry salt
shoulders. 6J.fr; dry salt clear sides. Mess
pork, heavy. $14 00r mess pork, family. 14 50;
Lard-Refined in tierces. 7c: half barrels, 7c;
60-tt tubs.7Kc;20-ft pils.7o; 60-ft tin cans,
VHe; 3-fi tin pails, 7c: SB tin pals, 7c;
10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoted sausage, long. 5c:
large, 5c Fresh pork links 9c Pigs feet, halt
barrels, $3 75; quarter barrels, $1 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 tts.
55Kc; COO to &50 tts, 66c; 700 to 750 Bs, 6
7c Sheep, 7c fl tt. Lambs, $$: f &
Counterfeit Bail Won't Oo.
Eobert Annstead, the colored man who
was arrested Thursday night for passinjf
counterfeit monev, had a hearing before
r United States Commissioner McCandless
yesterday morning, and was held for trial in
default oi $1,000 bail.
The extraordinary cases reported to theSietety
for Psychical Research, comprising prenentu
ments and phantasms of living persons, to
gether vnth other ghostly experiences of a mar
velous character, wilt be found in to-morrovf
Dispatch. Eve ybody should read this re
markable and exhaustive contribution. It it
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Our baby when two months old was
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