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..EHE BRIDGE OFEABH
An Enchanted Structure Governed
by a Spiritual Magnet That
LEADS TO LIGHT OE DARKNESS.
Our Lives, Our Character and Our Destiny
Controlled by Uaoit
BEV.GEOEGE HODGES' LENTEN LESSON.
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HE reward of strength
is more strength. The
punishment of weakness
is more weakness. It is
true that nothing suc
ceeds like success, and
that nothing fails like
failure. To him that
hath shall be giTen, and
he shall have abund
ance, while from him
that hath not shall be taken away, even
that he hath.
Hen go from strength to strength slowly.
They advance not so much by sudden leap
ing as by gradual crowing. So men go
from weakness to weakness not quite so
slowly and yet not at a bound gradually.
The opposite of growth is decay, and that
progresses little by little. Ho one eTer
got to the heights of saintlinass without
climbing up step after step. And no one
erer fell to the abysses of sin as a
man falls from the roof of a house, straight
down, a descent without pause or inter
ruption, from high to low. All holiness is
won by slight acts of self-denial, resolution,
aspiration, going on from strength to
strength. And all slavery to evil is at
tained only by small acts of self-indulgence,
committed now and then, as one might sell
himself into servitude for a, dollar a week.
Every week getting nearer to the shackles
of the master, belonging less to himself and
more to his purchaser. Every sinful thought
is a part of the price which Satan is paying
for your scrnl. You tike that from him, and
little by little you get to be his in return; so
that by and by men belong not so much to
themselves as to the devil. They have sold
themselves into slavery. But that always
go on little by little, growing from weak
ness to weakness.
That element of our nature which makes ns
go from strength to strength, or from weak
ness to weakness, we call the power of habit.
The fact that we give it a name don't mean
that we understand it "We do not under
stand it any more than we understand the
law of gravitation. We simply know that
it is. We know that between strength and
strength, between good and better, and be
tween better and worse is a bridge which we
call habit. We know, as I said, that no
man makes a great leap over the gulf which
parts virtue from sin. Kot that; he begins on
the side of goodness and walks along over
toward badness upon the bridge of habit.
A2T EKCrTATTTED B2IDGE.
There is a kind of magic about this bridge
of habit. It is an enchanted bridge. Ho
matter which side you start from, every
time you put your foot down it becomes
easier to keep going on in that direction,
and harder to turn back. There is some
sort of spiritual magnet at each end of this
bridge, drawing, drawing, drawing a man
on. And there is this strange thing about
it that when one turns his face toward
either of these terminal magnets, that
becomes for the moment the stronger. When
you turn your back upon the magnet you
Jireak this current of spiritual magnetism.
"And so whoever has his face turned toward
the right, and keeps it turned steadily in
that direction, keeps diligently walking
in that way, will presently find that the
magnet at his back has wholly lost its power
of attraction. It has been" easier for that
man to go toward right than to turn back
toward wrong. He will go on from strength
The whole world is passing and repassing
over this bridge of habit. It is like the
bridge Chinevat, which stretches, so
they believed in Persia, from earth to
heaven. Only it reaches farther than that
One end is in hell. Over this bridge of
habit journeys the race. We are everyone
of us upon it, having our faces turned one
way or the other. We are daily growing
better or growing worse. And if we are
growing better, it is daily getting easier for
us to be better. And if we are growing
worse the magnet of habit on that side is
tugging at us with a stronger grip.
It is a fact worth thinking about that the
direction of our lives, our character, and our
destiny is daily being determined by habit.
Whether we go from strength to strength, or
from weakness to weakness, depends very
greatly upon habit
It is for this reason that I ask you to
think this morning about habit; and now
especially because -Lent begins this week,
and Lent is a time for the formation of good
habits. This idea of Lent as a time for the
formation of habits is not so common as it
ought to be. There are too many who re
gard Lent as a space of 40 days divided off
from the rest of the year, bounded upon one
side by Ash Wednesday and upon the other
side by Easter Even, during which certain
duties shall be done, certain nleasant thincr.
left undone, the duties and the pleasures be
ginning when this space is over. We hear
of people who make solemn resolution that
during 40 davs they will not talk unkindly
about anybody that is a good resolution to
make; but, if it is good for 40 days, why
not for seventy; why not for seventy times
seventy? Isn't this a better formula for
Lenten resolutions: Not for 40 days I
will do, or I won't do, this or that; but
during these 40 days I will try to get into
this or tbat good habit, or out of this or
that bad habit. Isn't that a more reasona
ble and more religions resolution.
TUB TEST O" LETT
is not the sort of person you are between
' Shrove Tuesday and Easter, but the sort of
person you are after that Lent is not a
journey which you get to the end of and
then rest It is a preparation lor a journer.
Lent is a time for getting ready. And if
at the end of it there is an end'also of the
spiritual meaning of it; if it is done onlv as
a sermon is done when the voice of" the
preacher stops; if that is all that Lent
means to you, you are like a foolish man
who should regularly every summer care
fully pack his trunk to go somewhere and
never go. Buch a Lent is like a book
which U all preface the introduction in
troducing nothing. Like a road which
Lent is a time for the formation of good
religious habits. If we are to bestow this
time fruitfully we will settle candidly with
ourselves now at the beginning just what
irreligious habits we have, and what better
habits we ought to have, and then endeavor
during these 40 days, God helping ns, to get
those better habits fixed.
The advantage of such an employment of
this Christian season appears more clearly
when we consider what habit is, and under
what laws it acts.
Habit is that faculty of our nature . by
which after we have done a thing over we
can do it more easily the next time, and
still "more easily the third time. This ap-
"-ajrplles to the actions of the body, of the mind,
- and of the soul alike.
Compare the act of walking in a baby and
a man. The baby walks slowly, hesitat
ingly, and with great deliberation. He
stops to think al every step which foot he
shall put forward next and just how he
shall manage to get that foot forward. The
man doesn't give that matter a thought He
did when he was a baby, but the more he
walked the more he got the habit of walk
ing; and now it is all habit; he isn't con
scious of the movements of his feet ,
Compare a beginner iu music with a prac
tical player. The beginner plods along
slowly and blunderingly. There has to be
an art of deliberate charm about each sep
arate note. But the second time that piece
. upiayecutis easier, and the third tunc
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easier still, until by and by the fingers seem
to play themselves, and the musician can
plav and talk at the same time. That is
what habit does.
HABIT LIKE A BBOOK.
Habit is like a mountain brook, swelled
by the rains of spring. It makes a way for
itself amid the trees and rocks; nowhere,
now there, having hard work sometimes to
force its way. But the next time it will fol
low the path it made before and will dig it
deeper, and the next time it will flow more
easily still. Look at any brook; watch its
curious windings out and in it is a picture of
habit. It runs there so naturally, just because
it has got into the habit of doing it
Take one matter of which we almost never
think the continual balancing of the human
body. We do not stand upright one instant
without making an effort to balance our body.
No sculptor can so carve the image of a man
that he can safely plant it on its feet and let it
stand alone. The first breeze will topple it
over. The upper part of the human frame
throws the body all the time out of balance a
balance which we are all the time restoring
yet without thinking about it, without con
scious effort. That is how habit helps us. It
makes the difficult easy. That balance Is a
hard matter for the little child to catch. It
only gets the habit after many falls. But the
habit gained there it is, a permanent posses
sion. It is hard to see ho w the world could go on
without this power of habit Habit is capital.
It is so much bard-earned experience laid up
in a bank that will not break. You live every
day upon the interest of it. Take awayihis
fact of habit ont of human nature and we would
ail be like babies. Every utterance, every ao
tion, would take as much attention and be at
tended with as much difficulty as when we did
it first Dr. Manderley says that it would take
ns nearly all day to dress ourselves, and that
this exertion would weary ns completely.
You see then what It is about habit whiob.
makes it so necessaiy, and so valuable to us.
Habit converts the difficult into the easy. Keep
persistently in the path of habit and there is
hardly a limit to what you can -make of your
self. Wealth, knowledge, skill, are the re
wards of persistent habit They come to those
who say that is what I want; if I do thus and
thus lone enough I can attain that; and thus
begin and keep on.
A, PEBMA2TErT POSSESSION.
Longfellow, in his poem on St Augustine's
ladder, speaks, you remember, about '.'climb
ing up on stepping stones of our dead selves to
better things." A good habit is a dead self.
Yon.have got the victory there over sell Your
will has so prevailed over your more indolent
or lower Inclination that now those lower In
clinations do not dare to lift their heaas thev
cannot The rounds In the ladder of life are
Who ever has gained a habit then, has gained
much much evil if it is a bad habit much help
if it is a good one. A habit once formed is a
permanent possession. Yon can change it but
only as you can change a cold cast by filing it
It Is henceforth a part of yourself. It has be
come one of your instincts. You need not give
yourself much further trouble about it The
habit of telling the truth, the habit of kindly
thoughtfulness, the habit of charity, the habit
of church attendance, the habit of prayer all
these, once become real habits, will be as easy
and natural to a man as the habit of walking or
sleeping. You can attain these moral and re
ligious habits just as you attain physical habits.
The teacher of science will contradict us with
out waiting for the teacher of religion if we
say that there is any Christian virtue whatever
which we cannot make into a habit of our life.
The difficulty is in the trying. It is the same
in the spiritual world as in the physical. You
may conquer a piece of music and a bad tem
per in much the same way. Begin earnestly,
and continue persistently. So not let mistakes
discourage you. Try again and again. Your
temper, your besetting sin, whatever it is. may
get the better of you to-day that you have to
expect but keep on contendingand to-morrow
?ou will begin to get the better of It So with
he struggle against any evil and for any virtue
whatsoever. It was believed among the Bo
hemians that by the utterance and iteration
and reiteration of a certain mysterious word,
if a man said it often enough, power might be
gained over the mightiest demon of the lowest
bell. We believe that, too, only there is no
mystery about it The word is "No." Say
that over and over again. Whenever tempta
tion comes "Nor' There isn't a temptation in
all the universe strong enough to overcome tbe
man who stands resolutely steadfast in the
strength of Christ persistently saying "Nor
MAXIMS TO BE OBSERVED.
Here are certain scientific rules for the form
ation of habit This is what Prof. Bain says:
He lays down these two maxims to be
observed: First, begin with a strong and de
cided initiative. What does that meant It
means be in earnest about the matter. Know
definitely what habit you desire to form and
set about it resolutely. Try, if you can, to so
arrange matters that it will be inconvenient for
you to break your resolutions. Let somebody
know, if you need to, what you intend to
do, then, if you fail, somebody else will know
about it, and that thought will fortify yon.
That is the philosophy of taking a publlo
pledge. It is a strong and decided initiative.
And then, be watchful, especially at first
against exceptions. Exceptions may be fatal;
they are always mischievous. Whatever you
do three times you can domuch more easily the
fourth, but let the fifth time go by, and you
will find tbe sixth nearly as hard as the first It
is, as one says, like dropping a ball of yarn, you
unwind in one slip more than you can rewind
In many turns.
I find, in addition to these rules, written in a
scientific paper by a scientific professor, still
another to this effect: "Keep the faculty of
effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exer
cise every day." This is so exactly the prin
ciple upon which the self-denials of Lent are
most reasonably based, that I quote his com
ment also: "Keep the faculty or effort alive
in yon by a little gratuitous exercise every
day. That is, be systematically ascetic or he
roic in little unnecessary points, do every day
or two something for no other reason than that
yon would rather not do it so that when the
hour of dire need draws nigh it may find you
not unarmed and untrained to stand the test
Ascetics of this sort is like the insurance a
man pays on his house and goods. The tax
does him no good at the time, and possibly
may never bring him in a return. But if the
fire does come, his having paid it will be his
salvation from ruin. So with the man who has
daily inured himself to habits of concentrated
attention, energetic volition and self-denial in
unnecessary things. He trill stand like a
tower when everything rocks around him, and
when his softer fellow-mortals are winnowed
like chaff before him." This is what science
says about Lent It sounds like a paragraph
ont of an Ash Wednesday sermon. Dr. Pusey
might have preached It It is simply a scien
tific exposition of the reasonable aid of the
purpose of Lent Tim is what the self-denials
of Lent are? or f or tho formation of habit that
above all. Geokge Hodges.
The attraction at this popular theater this
week is certainly a good one. Charles B.
Palmer's Comedy Company, supporting the
talented young actress, Miss Agnes Cody,
in the two border dramas entitled "49" and
"The Danites." Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday will be produced the refined
border drama "49," Thursday, Friday and
Saturday the story of Mormon life, entitled
"The Danites," Miss Cody appearing as
Carrots in '"49" and Billy Piper in "The
As a great many people confound the
beautiful and successful play of '"49" as a
rough border drama, a few worers may not
be amiss to disabuse their minds of that
'"49" is a name given to an old miner, a
man of good education, who has exiled him
self from home in the States on account of
domestic troubles.and has lived and Worked
in the mines for 25 years, keeping his name
and history a secret
During one of the worst snow storms that
ever occurred in the mountains an old In
dian squaw with two little white children
( about 4 years old) lost their way, and when
discovered the squaw was dead, but the
children (two little girls) were ali-'e and
taken to camp and brought up by "Mississ
ippi," the only woman there at" the time.
Miss Belle, one of the children, is petted
and' sent to a fashionable school in '.Frisco,
while the other one, poor little Carrots, the
light-footed, merry-hearted little wait, is
left to take care of herself she becomes the
special favorite of the camp, and the sun
shine of old '49's life. At one time wo find
her singing and dancing to please these
honest-hearted miners. Then we find her
tending the sick bed of a poor old man, now
laying the table for 49's dinner and at
tending to the domestic cares of his primi
tive home, and at last we find her in spa
cious apartments in St Louis, surrounded
with all the elegance that wealth can pro
cure. The first actopens in a well-to-do lawyer's
office in St Louis. Act 2d A modern
fashionable hotel in California. Acts 3d
and 4th The home of Eorty-nine in a can
on in the mountains. Act 5th Magnifi
cent apartments in the Lindell Hotel, St.
Just imagine the contrast all these
miners back in civilization, arrayed in full
evening dress suits, Belle and Little Car
rots, the waif, "dressed in magnificent satins
and sparkling jewels then see the play by
this popular company, and you will readily
understand why " '49'' has been such, a tre
A BETTER PROSPECT.
Trade Picking Up, With Indications
of Continued Improvement.
A FINANCIAL THEORY UPSET.
Stockholders of the la Noria Mining Com
pany Demand a Settlement,
PETEOLEUH, STOCKS AND EBAL ESTATE
The local business situation underwent
no material change for better or worse the
past week. The volume of transactions in
all departments was larger than for the
same time last year, and fully up to the most
hopeful expectation. There were no radical
changes in values, bnt they displayed a
stronger tone and a disposition to move up.
Oil was active and, in spite of bear tactics
and secret manipulation, persistently main
tained, a position above the 90 line, fre
quently rising above 92, with a good pros
pect of reaching a still higher point
There was no . special feature in
stocks, the most of them being under
bearish influence, Philadelphia gas alone show
ing an advancing tendency at the close. Real
estate was active. Nearly all descriptions of
property were in demand. About 100 transac
tions were reported during the week, some of
them being of considerable magnitude. Values
of choice properties, and especially unim
proved lots and small houses, were very firm,
with a hardening tendency. Bankers reported
large supplies of loanable funds, with a mod
erate borrowing demand. Bates were steady
at 66 per cent the former for gilt-edged col
lateral. There was more inquiry for iron and
prices were firmer.
The La Noria Mining Company is a Pitts
burg enterprise, and the majority of the stock
Is held by Pittsburg people. For some time it
has been in tho dumps on account of the lack
of authentic Information as to the financial
condition of the company, no detailed state
ment having been made to the stockholders
since its organization, about three years ago.
This neglect has been tbe source of numerous
-complaints, and considerable dissatisfaction
with tho management It is stated on good
authority that (300,000 has been expended on
tbe mine during the time Indicated, with no
return to the stockholders exoept. promises.
Two years ago the officials of the enterprise in
serted an Imposing advertisement in tbe Pitts
burg papers, in which they stated that on or
before August 1, 18S7, the mill would be in op
eration. This promise has not been fulfilled,
and tbe stockholders, very naturally, would like
to know why.
The promoters of the company comprise
some of our best huslness men, and the above
statements are made solely in the Interest of
the stockholders who are handicapped by the
omission to furnish ,them with needful infor
mation as to the status of the enterprise, and
with no intention to impugn the motives of the
Borne valuable information concerning the
petroleum industry of Canada has just come to
So far as yet developed, tho paying wells are
confined to a belt of land, 2 mil es in width and 13
miles in length, situated about 16 miles east of
Port Barnia, nearly parallel with St Clair
river. Tho oil territory is divided into two dis
trictsnamely, Petrolia and Oil Springs. The
annual production of crude oil in Petrolia
averages from 350,000 to 450,000 barrels; and tbe
production at Oil Springs is placed at 150,000 to
200,000 barrels making the total annual aver
age production of crude oil 600,000 barrels for
the entire region. There are nine refineries in
operation at Petrolia, which, In
connection with the wells and other works
incident to this industry, give employment
to about 3,000 men, sustaining a population of
about 8,000 people. The total quantity of re
fined oil for illuminating purposes manu
factured from the crude averages 250,000 barrels.
The capital Invested In the oil business is esti
mated at 572,000. The oil producers of Canada
have been obliged to develop a high degree of
ingenuity and Improvement upon every plan
tending to lessen tbe cost of sinking wells and
the expense of pumping the oil. They hare so
far succeeded that the cost of sinking wells 475
feet tbe depth required has been reduced
from 600 to 100, including casing and pump
complete; ana the expense of pumping from 1
to about Is. each well per day.
'This is a season ot contradictions," re
marked a prominent financier yesterday. "Tho
old rule was dullness before a Presidents!
election; this time it came afterward. Another
thing is worth noticing. Financiers have gen
erally held and they were supported by facts
that an abundance of money at cheap rates
meant that business was in the dumps. Re
cent observations knock that theory on the
head. Money has seldom been so cheap and
plenty as it is now, but the times are far from
dull. Nearly all the wheels of industry are
turning, the stores are well stocked and the
markets full of luxuries. Nearly everybody
appears to have money. This is not only ap
parent from the dally purchases, which include
many luxuries, but also from the fact that a
large proportion of the real estate sales are for
spot cash. Then, again, the people are not
heavily in debt and collections are easy. While
this condition prevails more or less all over the
country, it Is especially noticeable in Pittsburg,
and I am glad to be able to state it as a fact
not as an opinion; and, while It upsets a time
honored theory, It presents a new phase of
social economy which it would be well to culti
vate." "There is more fruit consumed in Pittsburg
every year than in any other city of equal size
north of Mason and Dixon's line," remarked a
prominent dealer yesterday. "It has not been
many years since the receipt' of a carload of
bananas was considered a great event Now
we receive probably a dozen carloads daily dur
ing the season. It is the same with oranges,
grapes and other fine foreign and domestic
fruits. Consumption of them has increased
wonderfully, but with all this prices are really
lower than they were five or ten years ago.
Production thus appears to keep pace with
consumption. The best oranges come from
Florida. Nearly all the bananas sold here are
grown in Central America. California will In
time be the greatest fruit country in the world.
Some of the finest raisins, prunes, canned and
preserved units in the market come from there.
California wine is also rapidly superseding the
STOCKS STEADY TO WEAK.
A Good Demand for tho Dividend Payers
The Others Neglected.
The stock market was steady vesterdavfor
the good dividend payers ana weak forthe restl
Gas was slumpy all along tho line, with the ex
ception of Philadelphia, which -scored an ad
vance and left oil strong. Electric about hold
its own. La Nona was in the dumps. Trac
tions were depressed, because of the frequent
accidents to people and to the motive power,
making tho running of cars irregular and un
certain. Brokers say there is a good prospect
ahead for most of the local securities. Bids
and offers comprised:
Allegheny Gas Co. (Illnm.) ss
Pittsburg Uas Co. (Ulnm.) si an
Sonthsldc Gas Co A ja
Allegheny Heating Co HiH
CUartlers Valley Gas Co, a"
Pennsylvania Gas Co 14
I'hlladelpuia vt: .. 37 su
Ti lieellna- Gas A
PlttsburgJunctlouKaltwavCo " """ 25
Pittsburg, McK. &Yongh.KalIroaa.... 56
Panhandle Banroaa 141
Pittsburg and 'Western Bailroad 8J
Westlngnooso Electric 4?
TJnton Switch and Signal Co 19
tt.Y.A Cleveland Uas lVi1 m
iiorthside Bridge Co..
1 JSorla Mining Co "
Bank of Plttsbnrg
Commercial National Bank
Citizens1 National Bank
Diamond iiatlonal Bank
Exchange Iat. Bank
fourth National Bank
JTreehold Bank ,,.,
Fidelity Title and TrnstCo
uerman national .Banc, ..
Iron City National Bank 91
Iron and GlassDollar Savings Bank....30
Keystone Bank of Pittsburg
M. and M.Nat. Bank 8H
Metropolitan Nat. Bank 92
Odd 1'ellowa' Savings Bank 63
Pittsburg National Bant Commerce. ...5M
Peoples' .National Bank i
becond National Bank 178
Uerman National Bank, Allegheny....!)
Beat .Estate Savings Bank, Limited.... 73
Second National Bank, Allegheny.. ...180
Allemannla Insurance..? 40
Boatraans' Insurance ....
Birmingham Insurance 41
Citizens Insurance Co
Uerman American Insurance Uo S2
Manufacturers' and Jlercliants'Ins Co
Tcntonla Insurance Co
Western Insurance , 68
The sales were 6 shares Westinghouse Elec
tric at 42K, 20 Switch and Signal at 18 35 at
19, 8 Piladelpbia Gas at 87, 600 SQverton
Mining at VA, 20 M. &M. National Bank at 60.
20 at 603i and fi shares Citizens' National Bank
IN THE MNETIES.
The Petroleum Market Winds Up With a
Tbe oil market was firm at the opening yes
terday. It sold off In the first hour, but quick
ly recovered and was bullish tbe rest of tbe
day. The first price was 92ic which was also
tbe lowest Tho highest was 92c. Trading
during the day was of moderate proportions,
dealers being In doubtfes to the future course
of the market.
The average daily shipments of petroleum
out of the Pennsylvania and New York oil re
gions during the month of February were very
nearly double tbe runs, tho average shipments
up to February 27 being 79,271 barrels, and the
average runs 40.2S2 barrels. This indicates a
reduction of stocks during tbe month of over
1,000.000 barrels, which will reduce tbe stocks in
tbe Pennsylvania and New York ell regions to
about 17,01X1,000 barrels, as against 26,000,000 bar
rels a year ago. This is the smallest stock in
the region since October, 1SS0.
A. ii. McQrow quotes: Puts, 81Uc; calls,
Xho following tanie, corrected Dy Vo "Witt 111
wortu, broker in petroleum, etc.. corner Firth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc. :
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 2 Sales 11:15 P. M.... 92 82K
10:15 A. IS.... SWj 92 11:30 P. It.... 922 82 ?
10:30 A. M.... 92!i KIK 11145 T. II.... 92K KJf
10:45 A.M.... 91H 92K I2a KH ..?.
UMax.il.... Kjj KH Closed
Opened. 91Xc: Signet, 02e; lowest. J2Ko;
UaUy runs ; 76.545
Average runs 42.724
Average shipments., . 78,952
Dally cnarters 115,363
Average charters ......v. 41,126
Clearances ,.,IIhu.,. 1,812, 000
New York closed at 92Xc
Oil Cltr closed at 92Ke.
Bradrora closed at 92e.
New York, refined, J.lOc
London, refined. S 15-160.
Antwerp, refined. 17t
THE W0EST 0TEB.
Improvement Iu tho Oloney Market That
May be Pcrmanenr.
There was a radical Improvement in grading
at the banks yesterday. Counter business was
active, while a considerable amount of paper
was offered for discount Rates wire steady at
C6. Bankers think tbe worst is over, and that
from this time on business will continue to
pick up. The Clearing House statement, with
comparisons, is as follows:
Exchanges IL 867,655 49
Balances a. 404,675 32
Exchanges for the week... 7. 12,963.385 61
Balances for the week 2,(07.739 73
Exchanges, dally average 2,160,564 27
Exchanges for week, 1833 11,048,765 zs
Balances for week, 1S33 2.009,05140
Exchanges last week 11,132.261 92
Balances last week 2,200,478 31
Exchanges, dally average 2,228,652 39
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 1 to 2 per cent, closed offered at 2.
Prime mercantile paper 46; Sterling exchange
dull but steady and unchanged.
Tho weekly statement of the New York
banks, issued yesterday, shows tho following
changes: Reserve-, decrease, t3,469,800: loans,
increase, H045.300; specie, decrease, 53,758,400;
legal tenders, increase, 5235,700; deposits, de
crease, S201400; circulation, decrease, $38,100.
The banks now hold 512,275,550 in excess of the
25 per cent rule.
Closing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros., Wood
street Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lota:
JJ. S. 4H&. reg lCTKiaiOSK
y. s. 4ts. coups imx:os!i
U.S. 45, rcg. 127k3l2S
D. S. 4s, 1907, coups 12SKQ129
Currency, 6 per cent ISM reg..., .U0
Currency, 6 per cent !S96 reg....... ......122
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg 125
Currency, 6 per cent, 1898 reg. 123
Currency, 6 per cent, 1399 reg 131
2,000 registered 4s were sold at 12
NKW York Clearings to-day, J127,ES9,872;
balances, $8,467,110. -For the week Clearings.
8540,840,337; balances, 530,293,39a
BoSTOif Clearings to-day, $17,051,639; bal
ances. $1,659,130. Forthe week Clearings. $93.
674,461; balances, $11,624,041.
Philadelphia Clearings to-day, $12,672,
494; balances, $1,673,767. Forthe week Clear
ings, $67,207,503; balances, $9,632,901.
Baltuiobe Clearings, $2,788,852; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank Clear
St. Louis Clearings to-day, $3,416,528; bal
ances, $325,832. For the week Clearings, $18,
800,260: balances, $3,381,712.
BEAL ESTATE POINTERS.
Two Hundred New Dwelling Honses Nearly
v Beady for Occnpnncy.
There were fewer inquiries for real estate
than usual yesterday, owing, probably, to the
unfavorable state of the weather. A largo
amount of money was invested in mortgages
during the week. It is estimated that 200 new
houses in the city and suburbs will be ready
for occupancy by April L The majority of
them are small, and will be occupied by their
Baltensperger k Williams, 154 Fourth ave
nue, sold for Mrs. Mary A. Birmingham a two
story frame house of seven rooms, hall, bath,
eta, being No. 22 Scott street. Seventh ward,
city, for $3,000.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for tbe Freehold Bank to H. A. O. Nichols
four lots at Eomewood, Pennsylvania Rail
road, for a price approximating $2,000. Tbey
also placed a mortgage of $8,000 on East End
property for three years, at 0 per cent
The total sales of Btocks at New York yester
day were 98,787 shares, including: Atchison,
6,070; Erie, 4,400; Louisville and Nashville,
8,925; Missouri Pacific, 2.000; Northern Pacific
preferred, 3,670; Oregon Transcontinental, 4.SO0;
Keadlng, 3,500; St. Paul. 10,150; Union Pacific,
4,000; Western Union, 5.88C.
W.W. McNeill &Bro., 162 Fourth avenue,
sold for Julia A. Boswell, property No. 121
Sandusky street Allegheny, to the Allegheny
County Light Company, for $12,000; alBo sold
sold for Charles B. Lindcrman, a fine residence
property at Craf ton, to Mr. John W. Taylor, of
theProthonotarv's office, for 3.375: also sold a.
lot 25x793 feet on Avery street Fourth
ward, Allegheny, to Mrs. Mary L. Hammer, for
$2,300. They also placed a mortgage of $7,500
at 5 per cent for five years on Fourth ward,
Allegheny City, property.
John F. Baxter sold to H. B. Walters lot 91,
Bank ot Commerce addition, Brushton station,
frontage of 40 feet on Kelly street by 137 to a
20-foot allev. for $550.
Samuel W. Black & Co. sold for $12,000, for
tbe executors of. the Martha H. Childs estate,
a three-story. tn-room brick dwelling, with
lot 62x153 feet 'on tho southeast corner of
Shady lane and Arabella street Twentieth
Black &BaIrd sold to Laura E. Fulton, for
MrsJsabella Smelgh, a new Queen Anne frame
dwelling of 8 rooms and finished attic, on Sum
merlea street, at Roup station, P. R. R., with
lot 44x161 feet to an alley, for $8,500 cash.
Moro Doing, With a Rosy Ontlook, When
the Flowers Bloom.
The building industries continue to Improve
as tbe spring season approaches. Twenty-six
permits were granted last week. The esti
mated cost of these structures Is $39,607.
Samuel Scott brick two-story aad mansard
dwelling, 16x37 feeton Webster avcnue.EIghth
Samuel Scott brick one-story and mansard
dwelling, 148xS7 feet ou Webster avenue.
W. Ferguson's heirs, frame 2-story dwell
ing, 32x34 feet, on Steuben streetnear Wabash
Hemlig estate, two brick two-story dwellings,
80x32 feet, on Thirty-eighth street below
Geoige Crawford, frame two-story kitchen,
14x18 feet on Steuben street between Planet
and city line.
Christ Miller, frame IH-story kitchen. 15x15
feet on Nixon street, Twenty-second ward.
Julius Beiler and others, brick one-story
music hall, 27x62 feet 805 Penn-aYenuc
Frank Edwards, frame two-story dwelling,
22x16 feet on Washington avenue, near Ar
H. Lantennan, frame two-story dwelling,
80x34 feet on Walnut street between Sum
Mrs. Jacob Helsel. frame one-story kitchen,
14x18 feeton Sarah street between Twenty
first and Twenty-second streets.
George B. Meaner, two frame two-story attle
dwellings, 23x32 feet on Klrkwood street near
St, Clair street . ., ,
Edwin Doris, frame two-story dwelling, 15x28
feet on Beatty street between Rippeyand
John Hornett frame two-story dwelling,
16x32 feet on Homestead street between Com
mercial and Bank streets.
John Bck, frame one-story and mansard
dwelling, 20x32 feet on Brownsville Road,
Joseph Keeling, brick two-story stable,
18x100 feet, on Josepheus street between
Twentieth and Twonty.flrst streets.
Mrs. Woodworth, frame two-story dwelling,
16x32 feet on Berthand street near Morgan
Catharine Hahn, frame one-story dwelling,
16x32 feet on Wylie avenue, between Watt and
John Jones, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling, 20x34 feet, on Twenty-sixth street be
tween Sidney street and Harcums alley.
James B. Meanor, frame one-story office. 14x
24 feeton Peru avenue between Fisk and Main
E. Graham, frame two-story stable 20x20 feet
on Second avenue, corner Tecumseh street
. Charles Wessel, frame one-story stable and
warehouse 30x60 and 28x28 feet, on Riverside
avenue between Monongabela river and Pitts
burg and Lake Erie Railroad.
D. Hallen, frame one and one-half story sta
ble 18x40 feet on Penn avenue between Denni
son and Stanton avenues.
John P. O'Brien, frame two-story and man
sard dwelling and store 19x34 feet on Penn ave
nue near Matilda street.
Nicholas Melchior, frame two-story dwelling
17.6x34 feet, on Edmond street between Penn
avenue and Liberty street
A. L. Williams, frame two-story dwelling
20x41 feet, on Sheridan avenne near Hoeveler
Hemlig estate, two brick two-story dwellings
30x32 f cot, on Thirty-eighth street below Butler.
New Lead Mines In Russia.
Very extensive lead deposits have been re
cently discovered in the upper basin of the
River Kubina and its affluents. Tho most im
portant find is at Catheriniskoe, but the others
are also valuable. Tbe use of lead has proba
bly at least doubled in Russia during the last
five or six years, and tho increased demand led
to explorations and exploitations for further
supplies being conducted under Government
patronage, or indeed by the Russian Govern
ment itself, in the Kirghiz steppes and in Tevck
and elsewhere. Those conducted in Kirghiz
and Tevek yielded bnt scanty results, but the
efforts of the promoters were very ruccessf ul
in the Kubina basin, and works are there to be
WOBKING Off EBA0T1MS.
Wall Street Stocks Wind Up tho Week
With Prices Generally Higher
Strong and Weak Spots
Railroad Bonds Firm.
New YonK, March 2. Except in the lastfew
minutes the stock market was dull to-day, but
except In the first half hour it was strong In
all its departments, and prices are materially
higher for most of the list although some
fractional losses were sustained. The feeling
this morning was very hopeful on the bnll
side. The professionals were doing most 6f the
selling, while London and other prominent in
terests were conspicuous buyers. The opening
prices were generally higher, although some
stocks were unehanged and a few slightly low
er. The advances, however, extended to per
cent The pressure in the early dealings was
sufficient to keep figures down, and even to de
press prices small fractions, but except iu
Oregon Improvement the losses sustained were
for insignificant fractions only, Tho absorp
tion of stocks, however, steadily continued,
and, after tbe effort was over, tbe market while
remaining dull, fully recovered slowly, and
Manhattan became the most marked feature
of tho upward movement and after opening up
per cent at 1 0 it rose to 1 06 after
ward reaching J per cent Chattanooga was
another specially strong stock, and Short Line
was an exception to the other Oregon stocks in
showing a marked advance at the close. St.
Paul seemed to be the special object of the
first attack, but while It became comparatively
active, tbe imnresslou made was entirely insig
nificant and it was afterward letseverelyalone.
In none of tbe rest of the list was tbe move
ment of any Importance whatever, ana while
the market at the close was active and strong,
the gains were generally confined to the small
est fractions. Chattanooga, however, rose
Manhattan 1 and Short Line 1 per cent. The
total sales were 98,787, of which 10,150 were in
Railroad bonds were quiet the sales of all
issues aggregating SSS0,000 for the two hours'
session, while the market showed a more de
cided tone than at any previous time this week.
Prices were strong almost throughout, and' tbe
special feature was the strength in the Denver
and Rio Grande Western issues. Closing
figures are generally higher, declines being very
few In number. The sales of bonds for the
week were $8,481,000, against $9,802,000 for last
Tbe following table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected aailj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low
inr. est. est.
Am. Cotton Oil 13H
Atch., Top. &-S. F.... 42 62 51K
Canada douthern 5
Central of New Jersey. Kit
Chesapeake A Ohio.... 15K
'., Bur. & Ouincy.....lon
C, Mil. ft St. Paul.... K.
U, Mil. 4 St. P.. pr.... 9SH
C, KockLftP 96
a. st. L. ft puts
a, st. h. & puts. pt. 4ok
U, 8t.P.,M. ftO 83
a, st. p.,m. &o., pr. ....
C. ft Northwestern... .106
C C. C&I 739
Col. Coal ft Iron
Col. & Hocking Val .. J6K
Del., L. 4W 141K
Del. ft Hudson
E.T., Va. ftUa 9
E.T.,Va. &Ga., lstpr ....
S.T., Va.ftOa. 2dpf. .. .
Lake Erie ft Western
Lake Erie ft West. pr.. 67
Lake Shore & M. S 104)4
Louisville ft Nashville. 61
ilo., K. A Texas
Missouri Pacific 72H
.new xora ienirau
N. I.. L.E. AW 29K 29K
N. x., L. E. 4 W.pref 63 6S?J
iN. I., U. SBt. Li ....
n. x., c ft st. l. pr. ' ....
N.., C. &St.L.2dpf
N. Y&N. E 47M 47.'4 47
n. v., o. ft w v; ...: ..
Norfolk ft Western
Norfolk ft Western, nf .....
Northern Paciflo 2i'4 27W
Northern Pacific pref. 62 S2
Ohio ft Mississippi..... 23fcj 23H
Oregon Improvement M! Bin
Oregon Transcon 34H &H
Pacific Mall 37Jf SSJi
Peo. Deo. ft Evans
Pblladel. ft Beading.. 47 47
Pullman Palace Car.. .2003 201)4
.Richmond ft W. P. T.. 27 27
Richmond &W.P.T.pr80-X K)V
Bt.PanlftDuluth 37 33
ht. Paul ft Dulutli nf.
St. P., Minn, ftilan
St. L. Ban Fran 25 25K 25H
Bt. Li. ft San Fran pr.
bt. L. ft Ban If.lst pf.
Texas Pacific..., 21K 21 M
Union Pacific 66)4 C6K
Wabash preferred 27 ' 27
Western Union 8694 67
Wheeling ft X E 63 thJi
MARKETS BY WISE.
A Break In Slay and Jnly Wheat Caused by
Frco SclIIne Corn Lower Bog
Products Dull, but Prices
Chicago A. break of iic occurred In May
wheat and 8c for July delivery to-day. No
special news was received to cause tho decline,
and the depression was the result of lack of
suppott The speculative offerings were
heavy, considerable long wheat coming cm the
market besides which there may have been
some shorts 6elllng. Every effort to sell
brought lower prices, there apparently being
no opposition to stop the decline.
The short interest evidently had been pretty
well covered, and the parties who hvo been
identified with tbe bull side, while not known
to have sold freely to-day, evidently bad done
so the past week or more. From surface indi
cations it is surmised that trade is getting out
of May and shifting into J uly, but there is still
a great deal of uncertainty regard
ing the market and operators are
naturally not too over-sanguine that the May
deal has already been abandoned.
There was a fair trade in corn early, with a
quiet feeling later. The market opened at
about tbe closing prices yesterday, and was
firm, advancing &c, doe to covering by shorts.
The demand was soon satisfied, however, and
rices reacted c. influenced by tbe decline
i wheat ana to the free selling by one or two
prominent houses, became steady and closed
fully Jic lower than yesterday.
Trading la oats was small and price changes
Onlyia limited business was reported In bog
products, but the leeling was moderately firm
considering tho unsettled condition of other
markets, and prices averaged higher on all
leading articles, although outside figures were
not fully supportsd. ?'
The leading tuturcsrangea as follows:
OKN No. 2 March. 34
wheat wo. is March. El DO-ji: May. si UTiifl
1 07U1 081 08K: Jane,,Si 0lUgl 01e8g)
88Kc:July. 8e5849$f91c7 S
OATS-No. 2 March, 25Jic; May, 27K27Jsc:
Mess Poek, per bbl. March, IU 20; May,
$11 37K0U4O11 30U 37Jfti July, J1I62)J
II 6711 47U 67K.
Labd, per 100 Us. March. J8 72K: May.
$6 80S 8288 753882; July, tS 8503 9ftg8 85
Shobt Rms, per 100 Bs. March, to 85;
May. 88 02KQ8 08 028 05; June, 86 10
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
quiet and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed. Jl 48. Prime timothy
seed. SI 441 45. Mess pork, per barrel,
fll251130. Lard. per 1001bs.S870672H. Short
ribs Bides (loose). 56 8508 85: dry salted
shoulders (boxed). $5 255 37K; short clear
sides (boxed), 8 126 25. Sugars, cut loaf,
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 12,000 barrels;
wheat, 65,000 bushels; corn, 173,000 bushels;
oats, 118,000 bushels: rye, 4,000 bushels: barley,
44,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 6,000, bar
rels; wheat 29.000 bushelst com. 125,000 bush
els: oats. 59.000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels;
barley, 32,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day tbe butter
market was easy and unchanged. Eggs easy
The degree team will visit McKeesport
Conclave March 12.
Joseph A. Langfltt E3q., representative
elect of Friendship Conclave, is the Vice Grand
Regentof the Royal Arcanum of Pennsylvania.
E. 8. Morrow, who'was elected one of the
grand trustees of tbe Grand Lodge of A. O. U.
w., is the treasurer of Monongahela Conclave,
of this city.
Dr. I. P. Kllngensmith will represent Blairs
vllle Conclave, of Blairsville, at the coming
Supreme Conclave session. Dr. Klingensmitn
is a very prominent Mason.
S. A. Kline, Esq., of Greensburg, Pa, will
represent his conclave at Ricbmond, Va., next
montb. Brother Kline is a Past Grand Master
Workman of the A. O. XT. W., of Pennsylvania.
Supreme Organizer Bamuel L Osmond
leaves for Newatk, N. J., on Tuesday. He will
lnstituto conclaves in that city, also in Brook
lyn, N. Y., before the Supreme Conclave con
venes; Pittsburg Conclave No. 89, of this city, on
last Thursday night had 18 applications and
Initiated 15 candidates. Seventv-two applica
tions have been received by No. 89 In tho last
Dr. P. N. Elsenberg, of Norristown, Pa
Conclave, one of the Supreme Committee on
Laws and Appeals, was in attendance during
the session of the Grand Lodge of A. O. TJ. W
held in this city last week.
Meridian Conclave, of Latrobe, Pa., has
issued invitations for a fraternal meeting of
Latrobe, Irwin and Greensbnrg conclaves, to
be held in Anderson's Hall, Latrobe, Friday,
March 8. Supreme Archon 8. A. Will andS.
N. Trent, Esq., will deliver the addresses.
C. M. B. A.
Branch No. 88, of Lawrenceville. had 12
applications for membership at their last
Grand Secretary W. C. Sheila passed
through the city last Tuesday morning on his
way to install Branch No. 65, of Philadelphia.
Cnnil Hannfm T W D.llt.n (.. a mh.
mittee from the Advisory Council, will leave
on the 830 train on the Pittsburg ana Western
Railroad this morning for Butler. A meeting
will be held there in the afternoon to start a
A meeting will be held on Sunday, the 10th
Instant at St. Joseph's school hall. Sixteenth
ward, to organize a German branch. Tbey have
16 names signed to an application for a charter.
The papers are in charge ot Brother Lorenz
Kern, of Penn auenue.
On Saturday evening Grand Deputy J. W.
Sullivan, assisted by Chancellor Louis A. Kelly
and Brothers Meebam and Hartman. of No. 88,
and Brother Jos FarrelL of No. 51, installed
Branch 54 at St. Joseph School Hall, Sharps
burg. The following is the list of officers:
President Patrick McNamara; First Vice
President John A. Farrell; Second Vice Presi
dent, John Ryland; Recording Secretary,
Samuel V. Meehan; A. R. S.. Thomas A. Dnffy;
F. S., Thomas W. Casey; Treasurer, Francis
Snyder; Marshal, M. G. Halleran, Guard,
Charles O'Donnell; Trustees. John A. Farrell,
John Aft Jr., George W. 8trief, M. G.
Halleran, Thomas F. Mclntyre.
At tho regular meeting of the Sons of
Joshua, Loyal Orange Lodge No. 13, on Friday
evening, the annual election for officers took
place with the following result: David Russell.
W. M.t William Wilkinson. Jr D. M.j Oeorrn
Carlisle, Secretary; George Herron, Treasurer;,
xuuuiu 4uuacabu. Aaaiaukub (secretary; oam
uel Fleming, Chaplain; James Hutchinson,
Director of Ceremonies: John Murdv, Inside
Tyler; Brothers Stewart, Dawson, Fltzimmons,
White and Agnew were elected to serve as
committeemen. Past Master Matthew Stewart
was elected as Grand Representative to the
Supreme Grand Lodge. Brother Robert G.
Padden, W. D. M., conducted the election and
Knights of.tlie Golden Ensle.
Venus Castle No. 291, at a recent meeting
elected 17 candidates and received 15 proposi
tions for membership. After the close of the
castle the members held a meeting for the
mrpose of forming a commandery and organ
zed by electing R. Crawford, Chairman: J. B.
Haney. Vice Chairman; A. B. Young, Secre
tary; M. D. L. Heastings, Treasurer, and opened
a book for recruits and added 25 names to the
rolL The meeting adjourned until Friday
Knight" of Pjthlns.
Great Western Lodge No. 345 is recruiting
for a division of tbe N. R. Members of other
lodges are invited. The Committee of Ar
rangements for the late anniversary entertain
ment are to be a permanent committee to get
up a picnic in the summer, in which all lodges
in the two cities are to participate. The pro
ceeds are to be used to create a fund to build a
hall for the order.
K. O. T. M.
Tent No. 37, of'Bennett, will give an enter
tainment and oyster supper March 7.
At the last meeting of I W. Ebert Tent
No. 47, six applications for membership were
received. Dr. F. Gertner was installed as
o. v. a. m.
Shingiss Council No. SV3, O. TJ. A. M., of
Sheridanville, Pa., gave a musical and literary
entertainment in their hall last Thursday even
ing, which was a decided success financially,
ana was highly appreciated by tbe large audi
ence present The proceeds will replenish their
treasury to a considerable extent
Allegheny Council No. 223 will hold a select
reception for their members and friends on
Tuesday evening, March 6, at Cyclorama Hall.
Hakdsojie is that handsome does. But
if you wish to be beautiful buy the "Belle"
Jane Hading veiling by the yard, 65 cents
upward; at all drygoods stores. r
F. G. Eeineitan, manufacturer of re
galia and lodge supplies for all societies.
Flags and banners a specialty, at low ratS
su 54 Sixth Stbeet.-
ORNAMEST YOUR PARLORS.
$35 Worth for S5.
During this month a full 'size cravon for
$5, worth $25, at Elite Gallery, 516 Market
When I Was n Small Boy v
My mother always repaired my breeches
and jacket, but since I got to bo a great biz
man. Dickson, the well-known tailor, 65
Fifth avenue, corner Wood street, second
floor, has been substituted, who now docs
all my cleaning, pressing and renovating in
great shape. Telephone 1558.
Gennlne Diamond Rings, 84 00,
Elgin watches $6 00. All the latest novel
ties in'fine jewelry at Hauch's, No. 295 Filth
avenue. Established 1853. wrsu
Lace Bed Sets,
Full sizes, beautiful designs, from 1 50
to 56; real antique lace sets 7" CO to flO;
worth nearly double at Rosenbauin & Co's.
Fine watch repairing, lowest; price", at
Hauch's. No. 295 Fifth avenue.. WF3u
Invalids call at 1102 Carson st and be
cured free of charge. ,
JEtoile dn Nord, Drap and Venice, En
glish percales, etc., in immense assortment,
the best washing and wearing fabrics in the
market. Hugtjs & Hacke.
The best engravers and those who make
plates for reproduction say they prefer
Dabbs' negatives and photographs to any
others'. That they get the best-results, etc.,
from them. ,
Fate of the New Trial la the Judges' Hands
One Street Car Company Sues Another
An Italian Entanglement.
The testimony taken on tbe motion for a
new trial in the TJhnmey murder case, was
submitted to Judges Collier and Slagle
yesterday, with a very brief argument
District Attorney .Porter reviewed the
case, and held that the Tocoros showed that at
the time Mrs. Barton said Juror H. H. Nieman
had made tbe remark abont negroes, credited
to him, he was serving on a Jury, and so she
could not have heard him "ay it With refer
ence to the jurors gettiug whisky, he held that
that there was no evidence of Intoxication of
any of them.
Thomas M. Marshall, Jr., contended for a new
trial, arguing on the testimony taken and giv
ing credence to that of Mrs. Barton. He also
laid great stress on tbe whisky question.
The Judges reserved their decision.
LOOSE MARRIAGE TIES.
Judge White, In an Opinion, Says Divorces
are Too Frequent.
Judge White, In an opinion banded down
In a divorce case yesterday, very plainly deliv
ered himself on the marriage ties. He said
they are too frequently held as only an arrange
ment which could be dissolved at the wish of
Divorces, he said, were becoming too fre
quent In many cases the quarrels and bick
erings were indulged in for the purpose of se
curing a divorce. The looseness of the pro
ceedings have become a great evil in society.
Two hundred and fifty applications were made
in this county last year.
NOT SBTJBERT'S SERENADE,
Bnt There Dlnr ho Music Before Certain
Money Blatters Are Settled.
Charles Reitz. executor of the will of John
N. Shnbert, yesterday entered suit against
Michael Groetsch to recover 31,450.
Reitz claims that previous to his death, Shn
bert lodged with Groetsch. On September 28,
188, Shubert bad JL450, which Groetsch be
came possessed of. After Shubert died, Reitz,
as executor of his will, demanded the money
from Groetsch, but the latter refused to give
it up. Reitz holds that it belongs to Shubert' s
estate and brings suit to recover it
A Beautiful Mix.
W. T. Chaffer & Co. ask the" courts that
PaggI pay them for certain teas, coffees, etc.,
received by the gent from the Nlblocks, who
were convicted of stealing the goods. It is
said PaggI jnmped bis bond and fled to Italy,
and his bondsman, Miraglia, is asked to pay
tSOO, as he was on Paggi's bond.
Greek and Greek.
The Pittsburg and Birmingham Passenger
Railway Company filed a suit yesterday against
tbe Pittsburg Traction Company for damages
sustained in a collision of cars at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Smlthfield street about a
Lines From Lesal Quarters.
Gkaxt, Bennett t Co. yesterday entered
suit against tbe Pennsylvania Natural Gas
Company for 313,825 19.
Burr was filed yesterday by Alexander
Downey against the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company for 310,000 damages for the death of
his son. John Downey, who was killed on Jan
uary 3. 1889, at Swissvale station, while on his
way to school.
Aix of the officials of the United States
Court Including District Attorney Allen, As
sistant District Attorney Alcorn. Clerks Mc
Candless and Gamble, left yesterday in com
pany with Jndge Acheson for Scranton to hold
the March term of court there.
New trials were refused yesterday in the fol
lowing cases: M. E. Cozard vs J, H. McKee,
Martha Brown vs Baltimore and Ohio Railway,
Dinsmore & Gladdes vs S. W. Penn Gas Com
pany, O. M. Sampson vs J. H. Sampson. Anna
Williams vs J. W. Williams, Km ma Walker vs
A ktoibeb of prisoners were released from
jail yesterday on their own recognizance on the
application of Warden Berlin. The men have
been in 'jail for some time, their cases never
having come to trial. They were William
Hlckey, Pat Martin. Phil Wormsley and Ed
McAfee, charged with burglary; James Shaw,
and two men named Hawkins and Mitchell,
who were held as accessories to the shooting
of a man at a K. of L. picnic at Mansfield.
LATE NEWS LN BBIEP.
Brigadier General William S. Roseerans
was yesterday placed on the retired list of the
army, to data from March 1, 1889. Major
William F. Smith was also placed on there
The Secretary Of War yesterday ordered a
court martial for the trial of Major Garrett J.
Lydecker, Corps ot Engineers, on charges of
neglect of dnty in connection with the Work of
constructing the Washington aqueduct tunnel.
Henry George, his wife, two daughters and
Miss Minnie Crawford sailed from New York
for Europe on the steamship Ems yesterday
morning. Mr. George expects to remain abroad
about four months. Friday night he was ten
dered a serenade by tbe members of the Single
Tax League, at the steamer's wharf in Ho
boken. After a trial that lasted almost four weeks.
Dr. Reynolds has been acquitted In New York
of tbe charge of making false claims against
the London Assurance Company In regard to
furniture destroyed with his country house at
Flushing, L.L It is understood that Dr. Rey
nolds will bring suit for heavy damages against
the Assurance Company. He claims the suit
has cost him upward of $20,000.
A. runaway occurred at Barre, Mass., yes
terday morning, which resulted in tho death of
one person and serions -fnlnrv or tvn ntbor.
The accident was caused by a horse taking
fright while descending a bill and running
away, overturning a carriage which contained
Jason Despar, Agnes Craddock and Maggie
Sinclair. Tbe latter was instantly killed and
the other young lady will not recover. Mr.
Despar sustained severe internal Injuries. Miss
Sinclair was 23 years of age.
The terrapin market in Philadelphia, New
York and Baltimore has been "cornered."
When, early Friday morning, the stewards of
the various Philadelphia clubs went to market
to procure the great American delicacy, they
were informed that there was not a genuine
terrapin in the city. This .was an unheard-of
calamity. Telegrams were sent to New York
and Baltimore. The answer in both cases was
tho same: "Market cornered for Inauguration
ball about three weeks ago."
Katie Labbe, the woman, who was so hor
ribly stabbed by her husband. Tunis Labbe.
Thursday afternoon in Paterson, N. J., died
Friday morning at 5 o'clock. She was only 19
years old. About midnight she made a state
ment, declaring that her husband had met her
on the street and accompanied her to tbe
house ot Mrs. Slaatmaker, a friend living in
Chestnut street. After they had been there
for two hours Labbe suddenly attacked her
with a knife. Cornelius Vanderhoek, a neigh
bor, threw Labbe out of the room, but he drove
Vanderhoek off and completed his deadly
At the meeting of the New York Academy
of Medicine, Dr. W.K Forest spoke on the
cost of the yellow fever cpidemii. Ho said
that the epidemic in tho South in 1873 cost
25,000 lives and 8200,000,000. He claimed that
the mild winter argued IU for the South this
summer, and 1SS8 might bo equaled. Dr. For
est claimed that yellow fever was one of the
easiest epidemics to stamp out, provided the
necessary authority and funds wtre allowed,
because it only traveled on the surface of the
earth, and at the rate of 50 feet per day. He
recommended that the Government take hold
of tho matter at once, and that Congress ap
propriate at least 31,000,000 for necessary tents
Allegheny Board of Control.
The Allegheny Board of School Con
trollerswill meet on Tuesday evening and
organize for the year. President J. A.
Emery will not be a candidate for re-election,
as he intends to remove to Sewickley
in a few weeks. Tbe only candidate an
nounced for the position is James S. Young,
Esq. Mr. E. B. Scandrett has no opposi
tion for the office of secretary.
That Arrest for Immoral Renting.
Mr. E. F. Greenwood, as agent ior Mr.
Sebastian Delp, called at this office yester
day to state that the Eureka House, on De
catur street, was not rented for immoral
purposes, and that Mr. Delp was not
directly responsible for the renting of it The
trial will show jnst who was responsible.
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