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IRON HAS IMPEOYED,
And Pittsburg Is One of the Few
Cities Where it Can Be Seen That
GENERAL BUSINESS -4S BETTER.
Bradstreet's Does Kot Find a Tery Encour
aging Situation, But
IOOES FOBWAED TO DAWKISG SPEDfG.
'Dun's Etriew or Trade Bijs That Larre Btocts Will
Be Carried Orer.
Bradstreet't reports on the condition of
general business are not, as a whole, en
couraging. Iron, however, is regarded as
being considerably firmer, with a slight ad
vance in some lines. There is also a large
increase in the wheat exports, and dry
goods are reasonably active at some centers.
rSFZCIAI, TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, March 1. Special telegrams
to Sradstreet's report, on the whole, a some
what less encouraging condition of general
trade. The only encouraging advices
which reported an improvement in dis
tribution or general merchandise, are
those from Chicago, Kansas City, Pittsburg
and St. Paul. The gains appear to have
been made in drygoods, groceries, boots and
shoes and agricultural implements.
At most of the larger centers, notably
Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore, gen
eral trade is steady, with little or no gain
noted. At Philadelphia trade thus far in
18S9 bas not equaled expectations, and there
is no real activity. Merchants, however,
are hopeful of the spring trade. At Balti
more drygoods, notions and groceries are
most active and merchants are hopeful.
WEA.THEB TO BLAME.
Bains and heavy roads in Louisiana and
Texas have checked business at the interior
and hindered planters. Farmers in Mis-,
souri, Iowa and Kansas are holding back
their grain and stock. Mercantile collec
tions are quite uniformly reported slower.
XionisTille telegraphs that leaf tobacco
offerings continue large, and that the de
mand is active, with prices well supported.
The manufactured tobacco trade is some
what affected by the uncertainty of Con
gressional action on the proposed repeal of
fiie tobacco tax.
General trade in Sew York is quiet.
Honsefurnishing goods are active in all
lines. Groceries, fruits, jewelry, hardware
and building material are quiet to dull.
Prices show no change. Lumber for export
is slightly more active. Philadelphia sugar
refiners are underselling New York. In
activity, due partly to inauguration cere
monies, but principally to continued bear
ishness on Granger and Coal stock, pre
vailed in stock speculation in New York.
This was modified by rising tendencies in
the Oregon and other special stocks.
Increased activity and recovered strength
marked the last days of the week. Bonds
are strong but less active. Money at New
York has been subject to some manipula
tion of rates, bat is lairly easy. Coal loans
22 per cent. Foreign exchange is dull
and a little easier in tone. Demand ster
ling 54 88K4 89.
SOME THEf GS ISCKEASE.
Gross earnings of 49 railroads for the third
reek of February were 3,131,237, against
52,979,319 last year, an increase of 5.1 per
cent. Bank clearings from 38 cities, tele
graphed to Sradstreet's, aggregate $8,801,
604,069 for two months of 1889, against
57,562,446,941 in 1888, an increase of 16 per
The Anaconda Copper Mine continnes to
produce heavily, notwithstanding the syn
dicate's expectation to close it The syn
dicate is still selling copper at 16 cents,
for which it pays 13 cents. Sonthern and
"Western pig iron markets have a stronger
tone. Makers are not forcing stocks. Buy
ers are asking for March options. Sheet
mills have been short of orders, and prices
nave been shaded. Southern crude iron
makers have placed a large quantity of iron
in Northern markets.
Anthracite coal production has been
greatly curtailed, owing to decreased sales,
increased stocks and fears of enforced price
reduction. It is reported that 30,000 miners
are idle. The preliminary report to Brad
tlreet's for February shows 35 strikes and
5,165 strikers compared with 51 strikes, in
volving 14.985 employes in February, 1888,
and 84 strikes involving 26,083 employes in
Betail drvcoods buvers are active nt New
Tork and Boston, and leading styles or
epring and summer wear goods are in ac
tive movement Several large drives of
dress ginghams at New York this week in
duced a large movement Commission men
report an improvement in the re-order de
mand for cotton dress goods, and also in
woolen and worsted fabrics. Prices are un
changed for all desirable grades of cottons.
Brown and bleached goods are well under
the control of orders. Print cloths are
firmer with quotations ranging at 3J3
Bawwoolisin light demand, but with
manufacturers evincing more inclination to
do business. Prices are rather in buyer's
favor. Since January 1 the decline in some
descriptions ranges from i to 1 cent Baw
cotton is 1-10 cent higber on good demand
and a slightly smaller crop movement
Primary raw sugar markets have been
harder on restricted offerings and more
urgent purchasing orders. M. Licht esti
mates a total beet crop of 2,753,000, against
2,433,607 tons (actual) last year. Cuban
crop estimates have declined and Brazilian
holders are firm. Prices here were about
1-16 cent higher. Befined has been steady.
Befined at San Francisco is cent lower;
at New Orleans raw is 1 cent higher and
firm on low stocks.
"Wheat has been irregular and lower, with
speculative influences paramount, influ
enced in part by reports of unexpectedly
larger supplies of reserve wheat in Michi
gan. Exports from both coasts this week
aggregate (including flour as wheat) 1,383,
594 bushels, ajrainst 610,277 bushels last
week and 247,251 bushels in the like week
of 1888. Speculative dealings in Brazilian
coffee here and abroad have increased, tend
ing to force up the price, though European
cables late this week have had a counter in
fluence. Attention is attracted to short
Brazilian crop rumors, owing to bad
weather and other conditions.
Business failures reported to Bradstreet's
number 243 in the United States this week,
against 302 last week and 205 this week last
year. Canada had 67 this week, against 57
last week. The total number of failures
in the United States from January 1 to date
is 2,727, against 2,317 in 1888.
IRON IS BECOMING FIEMEE,
Bat Other Features Are Generally Dnll,
With Largo Stocks on Hand.
Xew Yobk, March 1. B. (x. Dun &Co,'s
weekly review of trade says:
Traders who have been waiting through a be
lated season for the expected winter trade find
that it does not come, and spring has arrived.
Hence there are on hand large stocks of un
used winter goods, which account for the tardi
ness of collections in many quarters, and for
the general sense of disappointment At fully
half the interior paints which report this.week
there is noted a fairly good trade or some im
provement Pittsburg; observes an advance of 25 cents in
some kinds of pig iron, and abetter inquiry for
manufactured in many forms. Greater strength
is also observed at Cleveland. Philadelphia
notes most cautious dealing in drygoods, a
firmer market for leather, and a slow market,
with tardy collections for drugs and chemicals.
As to collections, Omaha alone reports im
provement The money markets are every
where amply supplied for legitimate business.
The manufacturers are buying more freely of
leather, and for hemlock, prices are half a cent
Rubber is firm at 641 for parafnne. The an
thracite coal trade is stagnant The output
thus lar this year has been 4,302.319 tons, against
4,753,(82 last j ear. The accumulation of coal at
"ort itichmond is represented as greater than
at any other time for 30 years. In the minor
metals a severe attack on the copper syndicate
at London caused a fall not followed here; and
tin is a little stronger at 21, with lead firmer
at S.70 cents per pound. It is thought at Phila
delphia that the iron market is firmer. The
market for bar Iron is very unsatisfactory and
scanty, and no improvement in rails is seen.
At New York, No. 2 foundry continues to be of
fered at very low figures, and a pressure to sell
vim rnrls is nntirpd hnt sales nf 1R nv tm, nf
rails make that market firmer, and' it is stated '
mat tne allotment will be readjusted April L
Wheat Is c lower at 97Jc, com unchanged
at 4c and oats Kc stronger at 302c. Pork is
steady. Lard a shade lower. Hogs a quarter
higher. Lower prices are noted for butter and
cheese, but oil Is Jc stronger at 91c. coffee
?c higher at lSc,and cotton 1-16 higher at
$10 19 for middling uplands. Figures indicate
that the excess ot imports over exports, for
February, may be 7,000,000 or more, against over
10.O00.U00 last year. Foreign exchange remains
steady. Daring the past week the stock mar
ket has virtually done nothing and prices are,
on the n hole, unchanged. The Treasury has
put out SL9Ca,000 more cash than it has taken
in during the week, and owing to the large pen
sion payments probably closes the month with
alower cash balance, and a larger volume of
currency in circulation, than at the end of Jan
uary. Meanwhile the general course of prices
for commodities has tended upward slightly for
the past week.
The business failures number 232. as com
pared with 270 last week and 29 the week
previous. For the corresponding week of las:
year the figures were 2(4.
Spring overcoat and suit sale of the season
takes places to-day at our stores. "We have
just received from New York an entire new
stock of spring overcoats, many of them
silk-lined and made from the famous Au
burn meltons and imported Thibet Your
choice to-day at $10, 510. Special sale in
our children's suit department. Many of
our finest children's suits, marked $3, 54
55, reduced to 52 25 to-day. P. C. C. C,
corner Grant and Diamond streets, opposite
new Court House.
LATii NEWS IN BEIEP.
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
accepted 313,000 registered i)i per cent bonds
Jay Opnld and Russell Sage have resigned
from the directory of tbe International and
Great Northern Railroad Company.
John Carroll,a contractor, of St Catherines,
Ontario, has failed. His liabilities are 55,000.
Tbe amount of his assets is not yet known.
Henrv Angles, the fireman who was in
jured in the railroad disaster, near St George.
Ontario, on Wednesday night, died at his home
at "London, Ontario, yesterday morning.
Two thousand employes at tbe furnaces of
the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company of South
Pittsburg, Tcnn., have struck in consequence
of a reduction of 10 per cent In their wages.
Count Bombelles. chief of the late Crown
Prince Rudolfs household, has retired from
the service. The Emperor has bestowed upon
him the Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold.
Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt is seeking to obtain
the lease of the house now leased by the Duke
of Sutherland. The property belongs to the
royal family. The lease has 15 years yet to
A bill has been introduced In the Bundes
rath providing that a loan shall be raised to
meet tbe supplementary estimate of 12,492,304
marks for non-recurring expenditures on ac
count of the army.
The grand jury which has been investigat
ing tbe libel suits of Inspector Bonflcld, Captain
Schaack and Detective Lowenstein against
the Chicago Times, has just finished their in
vestigation, and found "no bill."
The bill making train robbery a capital
crime, which was introduced in the Arizona
Legislature by Louis Martin, of Pima, has
Sassed both Houses and been signed by tbe
lorernor, making it a law in Arizona.
The filing of the additional indictments
against Ives and Stayner seems to have been a
severe blow to the financiers. The prison
keepers are authority for a statement that the
prisoners passed a very restless night
At the two comlnc receptions to be held at
St James' Palace on March 15 and April 2, the
Prince of Wales will, by royal command, repre
sent the Queen and presentations to the heir to
the throne will ho considered of the same honor
as presentations to his royal mother.
Tbe statement that Sir Julian Pa'uncefote
has been appointed British Minister to the
United States is officially confirmed. It Is
stated that Lord Salisbury selected Sir Julian
Pauncefotefor tbe post on account of the
latter's knowledge of the fishery question.
Spring overcoat and suit sale of the season
takes place to-day at our stores. "We have
just received from New York an entire new
stock of spring overcoats, many of them
silk-lined and" made from the famous
Auburn meltons and imported Thibet
Your choice to-day at 510, 510. Special
sale in our children's suit department
Many of our finest children's suits, marked
53, 54. 55, reduced to 52 25 to-day. P. C.
C. C, corner Grant and Diamond streets,
opposite new Court House.
Latest novelties in men's fine neckwear
at James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
Men's Fancy Percale Shirts New Patterns
Two collars and a pair of cuffs, 51 50. See
them in men's furnishing department.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s,
Penn Avenue Stores.
Try Them Now,
Don't fail to try Mrs. Harrison's Inaugura
tion cookies, Marvin's newest production,
and one of the daintiest, most delicious
cakes in existence. us
Men's English Striped Cotton Half-Hose nt
A pair; extra good value. See these and
the other new goods. Department open til
9 o'clock. Jos. Hobke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Rain or fehlne, Don't Delay
Bringing the children to Aufrecht's "Elite"
gallery, 516 Market st, Pittsburg, for the
finest crayons, pastels, large groups, cabi
net photos and fine frames, all at lowest
possible prices. Use elevator. Come early.
Invalids call at 1102 Carson st. and be
cured free of charge.
SORE FROM KNEE TO ANKLE.
Skin entirely jrono. Flesh a mass of disease
Les; diminished one-lhlrd In size. Con
dition hopeless. Cared by the Cntlcnra
For three years I was almost crippled with an
awful sore leg from my knee down tomyankle;
tbe skin was entirely gone, and tbe flesh was
one mass of disease. Some physicians pro
nounced It incurable. It had diminished about
one-third the size of the other, and I was in a
hopeless condition. After trying all kinds of
remedies and spending hundreds of dollars,
from which 1 got no relief whatever, I was per
snaded to try your Cuticura Remedies, and
the result was as follows: After tlireo davs I
noticed a decided change for the better, and at
the end of two months! was complete!) cured.
My flesh was purified, and tbe bone (which had
been exposed for over a year) got sound. The
flesh began to grow, and to-day, and for nearly
two years past my log is as well as ever It was,
sound in every respect, and not a sizn of the
disease to be seen.
a G. AHERN, Dubois, Dodge Co., Ga.
Terrible Snflcrlnir From Skin Diseases.
I have been a terrible sufferer for years from
diseases of the skin and blood, and have been
obliged to shun public places by reason of my
disfiguring humors. Have had th e best of phy
sicians and spent hundreds of dollars, but got
no relief until I used the Cuticura Reme
dies, which have cured me. and left my skin
as clear and my blood as pure as a child's.
IDA MAY BASS,
Olive Branch P. 0., Miss.
From 143 Founds to 172 Found.
I have taken several bottles of Cuticura
Resolvent with all tbe results I could wish
for. About this time last year, when com
mencing its use, I weighed 145 pounds, and to
day.! weigh 172 pounds.
GEO. CAMPBETVTY 1V;iO,Incrfnn T n
Note. The Cuticura Rr.snT.VTVT 1 i",
yond all doubt the greatest blood purifier ever
Coticura, the great skin enre, and Cuti
cura Soap, an exqulite skin beautifler, ex
ternally, and Cuticura Resolvent, tbe new
blood purifier, internally, are a positive cure
for every form of skin and blood disease, from
pimples to scrofula.
Sold everywhere. Price, Cuticura, 60c :Soap,
2oc; Resohent, SL Prepared bv the Potter
Drug and Chemical Co., Boston, Mass.
.63-Send for "How to Cure SUn Diseases."
" ij '-"j w muanflumia, auu auu testimonials.
RARY,SkIu and Scalp ureserved and
WrtfcJ I O hMtlHflA V.TrfM--, Kr.Ji..&j
SO IF MY BACK A CHES!
Back Ache, Kidney Pains, and Weak
ness. Soreness. Lameness. Strains and
Pain relieved in one minute by
the CUTICURA Anti-Paix Pi-art-to
The first and only pain-killing Plaster. 25 cts.
POTTERY is the oldest and most
widely diffused of human arts.
It is as old as man. The Baby
lonians and Nirevite libraries
were pottery. The art was prac
tised over 2,000 years before
A curious charm
attaohes to that which is imperish
able. The strange but exquisite
beauty of color and form is pre
served forever beneath an inde
Our hand-decorated China
is exotic. The Occident and the
Orient both tempt us with their
wares in a wide range of sizes and
designs. The finest work is exe
cuted in miniature and the'won
derfulartby which its breadth of
detail is compressed into the small
est space is worthy of Isabeyor
THEODORE B. STABR,
206 Fifth Ave.,
Madison Square, New York,
Correspondence invited from in
OPTICAL AND MATHEMATICAL GOODS,
boccialty Correct fitting of lenses and
frames. All styles of Spectacles and Eye
Glasses. Experienced Opticians and our own
factory and workmen ate onr inducements.
W4SMITHFIELD ST..PITTSBURG, PA.
B y a thorough knowledge of the natural laws
which govern the operations of digestion and
nutrition,and and by a careful application of the
fine properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps
has provided our breakfast tables with a deli
cately flavored beverage which may save us
many heavy doctors' bills. Itisbythejudlclous
use of such articles of diet that a constitution
may be gradually built up until strong enough
to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds
of subtle maladies are floating around us ready
to attack wherever there is a weak point. We
may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping'our
sel ves well fortified with pure blood and a prop
erly nourished frame." Civil Service Gazette.
Made simplywlthboiHngwaterormllk. Sold
only in half pound tins by Grocers, labeled thus:
Are the Best,
IN THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF
Durability, Evenness of
Point, and "Workmanship.
8amplesTor trial of 12 different styles by man, on
receiptor lOcentstnBUmps. AskforcardKoS
Established 184a. Telephone Call 10T3.
FRANK J. GUCKERT,
Contractor and Manufacturer of
BANK, OFFICE. STORE AND CHURCH
Doors, Walnscoatlng, Ceilings and Hard Wood
Work of every description, for building and
decorative purposes. Mantels, Cabinets and
Furniture of Special Design'. Drawings and
Estimates furnished on application. Office and
factory, Nos. 6S and 70 Seventh Avenue, Pitts
burg, Pa. Hard wood lumber. n27-hi00-TTS
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL
Repairing a specialty.
103 THIRD AVE., near Wood St.
Telephone 851. PITTSBURG, PA.
D. R. SPEER & CO.,
FRAME UAbH, DOOR
AND BOX FACTORY,
THIRD STREET AND DUQTJESNE WAY
JONES' MAGIC ROACH POW -
D,H. Hoacnes banished by con
tract. Satisfaction guaranteed or
uo pav. 35 SEVENTH AVE.,
Pittsburg Pa. .Price Jl 50 per
Genuine has a red H tin
tag on every plug.
OLD HONESTY is acknowledged
to be the PUREST and MOST
LASTING piece of STANDARD
CHEWING TOBACOO on the
market Trying it is a better
test than any talk about it
Give li a fair trial.
YOUR DEALER HAS IT.
JAS. Mm-& BRO.,
BOILERS, PLATE AND SHEET-IRON
PATENT SHEET IRON ANNEALING
With an Increased capacity and hydraulic
machinery we are prepared to furnish all work
in our line cheaper and better than by the old
methods. Repairing and general machine
work. Twenty-ninth street and Allegheny Val
ley Railroad. fe5-55-TTS
ON1STALLI & BIS1, IMPORTERS. AND
dp.ilprs in wines. Honors and French cor-
;.l. f.. fnmUtfnc, RaIa mrmta ff Qam fl.h.
rlel Wine Company, California. 10 DIAMOND
SQUARE, Pittsburg. Foreign produce a spec
mffE FAMOUS GUCKENHETMER PURE
I Rye Whisky of all ages from S2 to 0 per
THE BEST BRANDS OF CHAMPAGNE,
Burgundy, Claret, Rhine and Moselle Wines by
case or bottle. Rich Island Madeira, Old
Oporto Port and Rare Amontillado Sherry for
the sick room. Pinet. Castillon, Otard. Mar
tell and Rochelle Brandies, Holland Gins and
a full stock of Cordials. English Pale Ale.
Brown Stout, Ginger Ale and Pure Vinegars
for the table. All goods strictly pure and at
cheapest posslblo prices. F. ANDRIESSEN.
40 and 42 Ohio street. Allegheny. myl2-TT3
J. DIAMOND, Optician,
as Sixth Street, Pittsburg.
Spectacles and Eyeglasses correctly -tdjusted
to every defect of sight. Field and Opera
Glasses, Telescopes, Microscopes, Barometers,
ARTIFICIAL EYES made to order,
and warranted. Always on hand a
large and complete stock. ja$-TTS3u
Me. L. F. BURKE, Druggist.
Dear Sib Having suffered many years with
Bright's disease, ana trying all kinds of pre
scriptions and patent medicines, I heard ot
Pratt's Aromatic Geneva Gin, and the flrst bot
tle I took gave me more relief than all the other
medicines put together. I can highly recom-
mendit- WM. THOMPSON.
Jos. Fleming, Sole Wholesale and Retail
Agent in Pittsburg, 84 Market street its
f 11 l& 0 1
"- wn. ?, ipih.. ;y
-TTI "TjV'V"" scientific
Hi D JJt, OPTICIAN,
Patentee and sole manufacturer of the Eureka
Eye Glass. No chain required. Eureka nose
blades fitted to other eye glasses.
Oculists prescriptions a specialty. All kind
of lenses ground and spectacles made on the
premises. 908 PENN AVENUE, PITTS.
Seventeenth and Chestnut, Philadelphia.
Almeria and Malaga Grapes,
Bananas, Florida Oranges and all kinds ot
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
JOHN DEBE & CO.,
608 LIBERTY STREET. noo-TTB
ROSEN BAUM& CO.,
MARKET SREET and FIFTH AVENUE STORES.
Our buyers who are now on a ransacking tour in the Eastern markets si
notified us by telegraph last Wednesday of their good fortune in
having secured "some very fat catches," and that the goods had
already been forwarded by LIGHTNING EXPRESS in
order to reach us in time for Friday's and Saturday's
business. Promptly at the hour of rfoon yesterday -
several of the heavy wagons of the Adams
Express Company brought the goods to
our doors. We hastily opened the
boxes, and, this having been
done, our astonishment
knew no bounds. There was one
large shipment of Men's Shoes and
l another of Boys' Knee-Pant Suits. In N
either case the goods were bought for far less
than the cost of manufacture, and just to see how
quick they could be turned into money, we have con-
eluded to offer them to our patrons to-day, Saturday,
at a very slight advance on what they cost us.
ATTRACTIONS EXTRAORDINARY THIS WEEK
600 UMBRELLAS. .
Egyptian Glorias, gold caps, 36-inch,
?i, worth $i 75.
150 dozen drab French Woven Corsets,
real value $1 35; our price,
59o -A. PAIR,
Full lines of the celebrated Her Majes
ty's, G P., P. D., Thompson's, Balls',
Dr. Warner's and the celebrated Equaline
Health at $1.
All leading makes of Nursing, Ab
dominal and Misses' Corsets, and Ferris'
Waists for Ladies and Infants,
A grand display of new Muslin Un
derwear, all made on lock-stitch machines,
which judges of these article will appre
Well-made Corset Covers, 16c up.
Fine Chemises, 35c up.
Skirts, with cambric flouncing, 48c up.
Night Dresses, from 48c up.
Skirt Chemises, 75c up.
FOR EVENING WEAR.
Exquisite, Mosquetaire Lace Mitts, in
Mosquetaire Suede Gloves, in cream,
NEW DRESS TRIMMINGS
A complete line of the Latest Novelties, comprising Persian Bands,
Shaded Galloons and Gimps, Steel Sets, Tinsel Gimps, Steel and Shaded
Bead Ornaments, Girdles, and the oelebrated Direotoire Buttons, largo
and small ones to match.
Beautiful quality plaid Nainsooks, our
own importation, at 8c, ioc, I2c, 15c,
Fine India Linens, ioc to 38c
Sheer, plaid and striped Nainsooks and
Lawns, in over 100 different patterns and
all this season's ideas, from ioc to 35c per
New Victoria Lawns, dotted and plain
Swisses, Tnckings and Tucked Lace
Yokings, India and Silk Mulls, in white
Plain and Tucked Skirtings.
JANE HADINGS. '
A complete line of the popular Jane
Hading Veilings, and ready-made Veils,
45c to $1.
Exquisite Chemisettes, new Crepe
Lisse Ruchlngs, Silk Boat, Jane Hading
Scarfs, at popular prices.
We were the first to put on sale the
now so popular Violets. The sale of
these has been phenomenal We have
them fiom the cheapest to the finest, in
sprays or by the dozen.
THE MEN'S SHOES
WILL BE SOLD AT
$1 29S$1 29
But, shut your eye to the price, until you have seen the quality of thesa
Shoes. They are made of first-class B Calfskin (choice tannery
sto Jr.), have very substantial soles, and are solid throughout
They come in three styles: Button, lace and congress, in
, plain and tipped toes, and all lengths and widths. We
have never retailed the same class of shoes for
less than $2 50, and they are equal (if not
superior) to the "celebrated 3 shoes" of
most stores. $1 29 will be our price
for these shoes to-day, Satur
day, and every man (spend
thrifts excepted) is invited to
come in and get a pair. Don't fail to
call. We won't send you a special invitation.
THE BOYS' KNEE-PANT SUITS
WILL GO FOR
$2 48S$2 48
Don't say "cheap" until you have examined the garments. The price
expresses nothing; the goods alone decide the bargains. You will
find these buits made of some or tne most popular ana Dest
materials, such as handsome dark and light stripes, Scotch
plaids, Scotch silk effects, invisible and interwoven
plaids, mixtures and various plain shades. They
are elegantly pleated and their sizes range
from 4 to 14. The same qualities have
never been known to have been sold
below $4; while some houses (not
twenty blocks from our store) sell
them as "big bargains" for $5. Now,
then, if you want to fit your boy out in one or
these Suits at $2 48 bring him to-day, Saturday, to
Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street
EVIDENCE OF CHEAPNESS
Oan you call to mind any -wideawake
town of 1,000 inhabitants,
where Jots can be bought at Prices
we ask and on such easy terms?
TY CENTS A WEEK!
ONE PER CENT CASE, THEN ONE PER CENT EACH WEEK THEREAFTER UNTIL FULL AMOUNT IS PAID,
.:. PORTLAND .:.
Has 5,000 population. The Evans
addition is less than a mile from
tbe Court House, on the main
street, with three-fourths of the
population lying between it and
the Court House.
SEGUES A BUILDING LOT IN THE GREAT NATURAL GAS
the county-seat of Jay county, In
diana, is half way between Fort
Wayne and Richmond, and 118
miles from Cincinnati by rail, or
about 50 miles in a direct line. It
Is in the largest continuous district
of natural gas-bearing land in the
Tirorld a district which has been
developed and tested by hundreds
of gas wells, demonstrating beyond
all doubt that the gas supply is in
exhaustible, and its quality for fuel
and illumination unsurpassed. The
gas wells now in use at Portland
have an output of over 15,000,000
cubic feet daily, and this supply
may be increased ad infinitum.
The Grand Rapids and Indiana
Railroad and the Lake Erie and
Western Railroad give Portland a
north, south, east and west outlet
The county is one" of the richest
agricultural and stock-raising coun
ties in the State. Portland has fine
public schools, a Normal College,
two newspapers, viz.: "Commer
cial," "Sun;" a building and loan
association, seven churches, two
fine hotels, besides lesser ones, an
opera house, and does a large
wholesale, retail and manufactur
The EVANS ADDITION
North Corporation Line of .the
City of Portland,
And Lies Directly on the Principal
Street of the Town, Less Than One
Mile from the Court Housei
Lots are offered in this subdivi
sion upon the following terms, viz.:
One per cent cash with order, then
one per cent each week thereafter
(or more if so desired by pur
chaser), until full amount is paid,
when warranty deed will be exe
cuted for the property. A rebate
of 10 per cent will be made for all
cash in advance. On receipt of
first payment "a bond ior a deed
will be forwarded to the purchaser
with the amount duly credited; also
a large plat of, the property and a
colored township map showing the
exact location of the addition.
THE TITLE TO THE LAND IS
ABSOLUTELY FREE AND UNIN
CUMBERED, A complete abstract of title fur
nished free to all purchasers on re
ceipt of first payment
THE LOTS ARE 25x140 AND
LARGER, fronting on 50-foot
street with 15-foot alley, and are
equal in value to lots selling in
other localities of the gas belt at
150. We advise taking two or
more lots to secure a good frontage.
There are 12 lots to the block.
WE OFFER LOTS AT PRICES AS
FOLLOWS; $40, $45, $50, $55,
$60, $65, $70, $75, $80 and $85
each; Meridian street lots are $90
and $100. All without interest, and
free of taxes until deed is executed.
If any application is received
after all the lots are disposed of
the money inclosed for first pay
ment will' be returned. No atten
tion paid to inquiries unless the one
per cent for lot is inclosed.
Remember the number of lots is
limited, and "first come, first
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GAS WELLS ABB WITHIN 100
FEET and lie at southeast and
southwest corners, while just
"west of it is the
ONLY OIL FIELD IN THE STATE
M OIL FIELD AT PORTLAND, INDIANA..
FOR TLAND is develop
PORTLAND, INDIANA, March 1, 1888. -
I have made the survey and plat of the land comprised
m the Evans addition to the city of Portland, fay county
Indiana, and hereby certify that there is not a lot in said sub
division that is not suitable for building purposes and suscep
tible of good drainage. The subdivision adjoins the corpora
tion line of the city. Meridian street, which passes through
the property, is the principal street of the city and the main
thoroughfare of the county leading into the city. Sixteenth
street is atso an important highway.
C. E. ROGERS,
ix- County Surveyor and present City Civil Engineer
We, the undersigned, are familiar with. the above de
scribed property and indorse the foregoing statement in refer
HEODORE BAILY, Mayor of the City.
X M. HEARN, Abstractor. '?.
I . MARSH, Editor "Commercial:'
SEBRING BROS., Grocers,
f. C. LOWRIE, Postmaster.
H. V. WELDON, Proprielor Merchants' Hotel.
ing quite rapidly since the
discovery of Natural Gas and
Oil in that locality. Popular
Hon is increasing and 'land
advancing. A number of new
factories, business blocks, and
over 100 dwellings have been A
built within the past year.
There is every reason to be'
lieve that an investment ntadey
now will bring to the pur-1,
chaser large returns in tke
A. E EVANS, TRUSTEE, PORTLAND, IND., OR ROOM 76, JOHNSTON BUILDING, CMCmNATI,