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Increasing in Number, Popularity
and Wealth, and Gradually
TAKIXG THE TLACK OF THE SALOON
Where Men Can no Longer Congregate
and Discnss Freely
AKT. SCIENCE, RELIGION AND POLITICS
HE was a long time
getting about it, but
she is getting there
with the celeritv and
of every created in
telligence that fully
perfects itself before
launching itself. Pitts
burg has decided to put
on metropolitan dress
and go it. not while
the is young, but in the
ripeness of years and discretion.
Heretofore we hare had some clubs that
were able to elbow on terms of equality, at
least in some respects, the oldest in the land,
for instance the Dnquesne, notwithstanding
Dr. Hay's estimate of it, but they were not
many, and but a small percentage of our
population belonged to them. Kow, how
ever, they are springing up on every hand
and some of them are, or will be in a short
time, equipped with almost Oriental prodi
gality and with infinitely more comfort.
There is a general trend socially, musi
cally and politically at present toward club
life. TheKandall Club and the County
Democracy are both preparing for an exist
ence combining elegance and taste with
politics, and they will rival in equipment,it
is said, their wealthier neighbors, the
Americus and the Young 3Ien's Republican
Tariff clubs, on the other side of the politi
The Americus club has several sites in
view, and all that is left to be determined is
the scale of grandeur on which it will build.
One party thinks an expenditure of $40,000
or $50,000 will be ample, while another
favors a"n outlay of $75,000 or $100,000, and
when a compromise or a surrender is effected
active operations will begin. The sites in
view are all in the lower part of the citv.
The Toung Men's Republican Tariff Club
will, on April 1, take possession ot tne
building belonging to the late Dr. Gallaher,
on Sixth avenue, and it will be made a
vision of beauty with consolation for those
whoe natures require something more sub
stantial than the aesthetic.
The Prohsinn musical organization, which
is so well known in the musical and social
world that it needs no introduction, has se
cured new quarters at JSo.305 Penn avenue.
5VIIV CLUBS INCREASE.
This development of love for club life is
pregnant with suggestions. As remarked,
by Mr. C. P. Jahn, it is doubtless primarily
owing to the large increase of wealth in
late year enabling men to enjoy them
selves better than formerly, and in the end
more cheaply. A dinner can be furnished
to a member of a club for half a dollar that
would cost him otherwise a dollar, and if
he wish to indulge his appetite to a greater
degree than implied by that outlay he can
do it at a relatively decreased cost.
But there are a number of reasons that
may be assigned. In the first place the
Brooks high license law has diminished the
number of beer balls, and as the drinkers
have not diminished in proportion, the
comforts of the saloon have been decreased
so that in many places where art, science,
music, politics, etc, might once have been
discussed freely, there is now scant oppor
tunity on account of crowding so that dis
cussers must either hold their tongues or
"hire a hall."
CLUBS SUPEESEDIKG SALOONS.
Then there is possible danger that prohi
bition will win and the saloon must go, and
only the club can take its place.
All nations seem to have lound and still
find it necessary to have loafing places
when satiated with home delights, and
while women may find the high tea, or the
sewing circle, or missionary meeting suffi
cient, men generally want some other kind
According to St. Paul, the Greeks
met in public places to hear everv
new thing and to talk about it. The
Koman of leisure spent a considerable por
tion of his time in the bath. Modern
French and Germans sing, talk art, or
music, or politics, make " love or chatter
amiably or otherwise over a glass of wine
or beer! The Englishman has for centuries
enjoyed himself and taken "his ease in his
"Where village statesmen talked with looks
And tews much older than their ale went
"IIE "WAESIEST TVELCOaTE.
Shenstone complained that
Who'er has traveled life's dull round,
Where'er his sices may have been,
May sigh to think he ftill has found
The warmest welcome at an inn.
But while the miscellaneous gathering of
people in the drinking saloon may conduce
to mental as well as social pleasure in En
gland, Prance and Germany, the saloon of
that type is an exotic in the country.
There is yet too much heterogeneity
add democracy in the gathering to allow
it to be a disseminator of culture, and so
far it is claimed to be more of a nursery for
a certain kind of politicians than a moral,
mental or real culture lift, and those who
wish to choose their company are becoming
more and more iu favor of the club, though
their reasons for liking it may be diver
gent Before A. D. 1900 those of us who live
will have an opportunity to form an esti
- mate ot the merits or demerits of club life.
Jn the rural districts the church still largely
'supplies the place of club and theater, but
it would seem that cities want extended
THE SEW N0EHAL.
It Is Getting There in Great Shape It Get
The new State formal School at Slippery
Bock, of which Mr. James E. Morrow, of
Allegheny, has been elected Principal, bids
fair to be very successful. The district for
which it is intended comprises Allegheny,
Beaver and Butler counties, and the build
ings, which contain an elegant library, are
said to be about the finest in the State.
As it is only about CO miles from Pitts
burg, many persons from this city alone
hare registered for the first school term,
which begins on the 26th of the month.
A Silent Appeal for Help.
"When your kidneys and bladder are inactive
Ihey are making a silent appeal for help. Don't
disregard it, but with Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters safely impel them to activity. They
are in imminent dancer, and it is f onlliardinebS
to shut one's cjesto the fact. Be wise in
time, too, if you experience manifestations of
djspepsia. malaria, rheumatism, constipation
nr nerve trouble. The Bitters before a meal
adds zest to it.
TnOSE NEW MATTING
At Groatzlocer's Are the Prettiest Ever
Brought to This City.
The demand for China and India mattings
becomes greater each seasonjond the manu
" ' facturers are continually introducing new
The styles this spring are the most beauti
B JLever shown by us. "
' The prices range from $5 per roll up. A
. .-.. v-uuutius ti yaras uy3 ceuu a yaru;
"f cheap is no name for it.
627 and G29 Pinn'ayenue.
NATIONAL GUARD KOTES.
Inspector of Rifle Practice Biiown
and Paymaster Miller, of the Fourteenth, did
not accompany the regiment on the trip last
The election to have been held in Company
H last Friday night lias been postponed for ten
days. This Is the second postponement of this
Subgeon W. H. Exoxish, of the Eight
eenth, well known for his vocal ability, now
speaks In a very low whisper, the result of the
baa weather in Washington.
Several belated guardsmen who were left
in Washington by not showing up in time to
come home with their regiments, tamed up
serenely in the city jestcrday, somewhat the
worse of the wear and tear due to the lack of
luxuries on freight trains.
Captain Shannon, of the Washington In
fantry, is thoroughly delighted "with the show
ing and actions of his men while away. Had
the weather been better, their uniform would
have appeared to much better advantage, but
aS it was compliments were showored upon
The war cloud which hangs over the Samoan
affair has stirred up tho fighting blood of hot
only tho militia boys, but also many of the old
vets. After the Washington trip the only pro
viso the boys ask, is .that, in case of war, the
fighting be confined to dry days, or umbrellas
be adopted in place of bayonbts.
W. P. CflRONlOER, of Company H, Eigh
teenth, was on of the members of the Guard
who thought the Washington trip the finest
he had ever taken. Tho reason was found in
the fact that ho had just received an appoint
.ment in the Pension office, and would remain
behind to fill his new position when the boys
There were ten commissions issued from
division headquarters during the month of
February, those in this city being First Lieu
tenant Lewis T. Brown, of Battery B. and As
sistant Surgeon Oscar 8. Brumbaugh, of the
Eichteenth. William P. Jones, of Jlinersville,
Pa., was also given a commission as Brevet
Second Lieutenant for college services.
The Fourteenth Begiment has lost one of its
best oflBcers In Captain E. S. Hill, of Comnany
K, who died at his home in Mansfield Friday
afternoon. Captain Hill enlisted as a private
in K Company in 1878, and has filled everyin
termediate position to the captaincy. The
held, staff and line officers will attend the
funeral in full uniform this afternoon, the
train leaving Union depot at 12:35, the services
to take place at 2 o'clock.
The difference of feeling of local merchants
toward the militia can best be illustrated by
the amount of trouble enlisted men experience
ingcttinc leave of absence for militia duty,
sumo employes going so far as to refuse em
ployment to guardsmen. Too much credit
cannot be Riven to Mr. George Westinghouse
in this particular, as in a certain company 21 of
its members are at work in one department of
a Vestingbouse concern, and their absence for
the Washington trip was immediately granted
for the asking.
A prominent New Jersey officer of the Na
tional Guard was discharged by court martial
last week for appearing on the nfle range In a
private's uniform and having his qualifying
score credited to one of the enlisted men. Al
most a similar case occurred at the match at
Mount Gretna last fall, when a member of one
regiment shot for some time in the name of
one of the members of the team from the Four
teenth Regiment of this city. The change was
not discovered until the "ringer" had shot for
some time, but the matter was quieted up.
The Pennsylania Railroad, in taking the
Ninth Regiment to Washington, tried to bull
doze Colonel Keck into making him unload his
men at Bennings station, six miles out of the
ciy, as the cars were wanted at once in the
East. Colonel Keck' refused to unload, and
said he would stay on the cars until they took
him to Jersey City, if necessary. The result
was ho was unloaded in Washington. On the
return, however, tho railroad company said he
would either have to walk out to Bennings
station or stay in Washington. He walked to
Bennings station. ,
THE bill now pending in the State Legis
lature for a naval battalion, provides that the
commandant shall be a Lieutenant Com
mander, who shall rank as a Major of Infantry,
his staff to consist of an adjutant, ordnance
officer, paymaster and surgeon, each with the
rank of a first lieutenant. There shall be at
tached to the staff, one master at arms, two
yeomen, one hospital steward and a chief
bugler. Each company is to have one lieu
tenant commanding, two second lieutenants,
two ensigns, two boatswain's mates, two cun
ner's mates, two cockswains, two quarter
masters and il seamen.
Veterans who stood on Pennsylvania ave
nue, Tuesday afternoon, and who are familiar
with military organizations of the past and
present, could pot help but notice the marked
change that has come over the various State
regiments. The decided decreaso in gaudiness
of uniform, but the greater earnestness of pur
pose, and more thoroughly correct military de
velopment, than even of four years ago, was re
markable. True, some of the Western com
panies were still dressed like pirates in 10-cent
drama, with red pants and yellow, blouses, but
lour years hence will probably see the National
Guard of all the States patterned after the
regular army In equipments.
Captain John G. Rootiee, of the Third
United States Cavalry, renowned as an Indian
fighter and engaging writer on Indian customs,
in speaking of the inaugural parade, says: "The
Seventh New York still maintains its- old-time
prestige for tactical accurracy, but for a
fighting organization, trimmed down to the
buff and ready to move out at a moment's
notice upon tho skirmish line, there was noth
ing in the procession comparable to the
Pennsylvania National Guard. Its three
superb brigades, aggrecating an effective
strength of fully 7,000 men, and havlngattachcd
to each brigade a troop of cavalry and a battery
of light artillery, looked like veterans, moved
like veterans and would turn into veterans in
less than no time, because their officers are old
soldiers to whom the service of war is some
thing more than a holiday pastime." Pretty
good praise for the Pennsylvania boys, coming
from such a source.
The officers of the Eighteenth Regiment
have returned from the rather damp trip last
week with the gratifying knowledge that of the
25,000 men in line their organization came out
second in appearance and first in numbers and
military discipline. .The Seventh New York
was, of course, accorded first place, as without
doubt it is the finest military body in the coun
try, but the Eighteenth has the croud distinc
tion of second place on tho list. The result of
their good showing is that Adjutant General
Hastings voluntarily has offered to intercede
with Governor Beaver for the enlistment of a
tenth company to supply the vacancy caused
by the disbandment of Company K one year
ago. Two features in the Eighteenth particu
larly attracted attention, the pioneer corp and
the large and well-equipped staff. Tho former
was the only body of tho Jucd in the parade,
out it is extremely probable many other regi
ments will copy the idea.
Company K, Fourteenth Reclraect Speaks.
At a meeting of Company K, Fourteenth
Begiment. held in their armory on Friday
evening, March 8, 1889, tiro following reso
lutions were adopted:
Whebeas, It has pleased the Almighty
God, to call from bis earthly duty, our be
loved Captain and Friend, E. S. Hill, and
Whereas, "We realize that in his death we
sustain not only the loss ot an officer,
through whose untiring and zealous efforts
our company has been raised to its present
high standard, but we have also lest a friend
whose band of help was always extended,
and whose heart was ever in sympathy with
the afflicted; therefore, be it
Besolved, That we extend our heartfelt
sympathy to his wife and family, in this
their sad hour of bereavement, and
Besolved, That we ever hold in beloved
remembrance the hours spent in his com
panionship, and under his wise command
during the time of our duty to the State,
Besolved, That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to his afflicted family, and that they
be published in the Mansfield Union, Mans
field Item, Pittsburg Dispatch and Meriden
A. GLENN- JOHXSOJT.
Sep.ot. A. W. McMillen, Committee.
Cost. Gus. A. Beabd. S
Novelty styles in imported long wraps,
t lace circulars, embroidered fichus, mantles.
etc. All the newest spring shapes ot ladies'
overgarments. " Hugus & Hacke.
DABBS thinks with good reascn that he is
making the finest photographs and portraits
of his life.
For a good fitting dress suit or overcoat
go to Pitcairn's, 434 "Wood stieet. wfin
ELBEBOK CBEAMEBYis the best" butter;
warranted pure 'Elgin. Ask yonr grocer
for it. . Scott, Poth & Co.,
Wholesale deaIirs,First and Smithfield sts.
FOURTH ATENDE PADS
At Breezily Recounted by One of the Genns
You being of the populace that doesn't
have an office ou Fourth avenue, of course
your idea is that all the smartness on the
street is pent up in the heads of the gentle
men who have their names Cut inlaid in marble
and brought out more prominently by means of
gold leaf; the gentlemen who are in broker
firms, and who do the owl act as to winking
and blinking when you Call to get pointers on
stocks. Well, you are right just a little bit,
which is to acknowledge that the brokers are
pretty well built for quick headwork, but
at the same time tne entire volume ot
wit and wisdom of the avenue doesn't
lie heaoed tip within their anatomies. Airs
have much to do with making a man, and this
is as true of Fourth avenue as anywhere. Ap
pearances pull a fellow through in five minutes
where brains without appearances would leave
him in the lurch for five hours; for. you ob
serve, it would take him that expenditure of
time to let tho world into the fact that he has
brains. When the tailor makes the man, and
the man has cheek and keeps his tongue rest
ing quietly inside of it,you can safely count that
that chap will get your confidence and make
his point while you are snubbing some man
that nature has displayed handiwork in mak
ing, but with whom the tailor has. bad
tho least to do. See? You may nave
a pretty fair average sort of dome of thought
on your own shoulders, and you may say to
yourself every time you think ot it: "Ap
pearance is nothing: intellect's everything"
and then, you know, the first tailor-made dude
that comes into your countingroom meets your
encouraging smile, or if you are not much on
smillnc, finds outward evidence that there is
within your head the pi epossession which
pretty things make on all of us.
I don't say this Is to your discredit, but Imust
say from my superior perch as the office boy
that it is this Instinctive or acquired quality of
heaa that has much to do with keeping
up the supply of citizens who don't
hit the right side of the market
every time. And I must add to this the re-
proach that it Is a mild decree of this quality
that causes you to ignore the Office Boy when
you call down in Fourth avenue, while you
cock your nose in the air and make your digni
fied and important way to the throne of the
chief of our firm. Not that the chief isn't all
right. He is up in the business and there is no
disconntinc him; but all the same there is An
other there or thereabouts who is unsuspected
of deep thought as to stocks and the specula
tive markets, and who is always passed lightly
by, except when there is message work to be
done, who knows a thing or two, and who
has ears to hear, and, what's more, lets them
Having the regard of a growing boy for bread
and butter. 1 don't propose to be sarcastic as to
the firm or its customers and get magnificent
toward the latter, because you and they don't
study and understand Fourth avenne botany
as illustrated in the buds of finance who perch
on highest office stools, when chance is ripe for
such, and who do the responsible leg-work in
tho intervals of those chances. That would be
to put on airs and, for my part, I am not putting
on more than one air at a time, which is about
as much as boy or man can handle without
stumbling. All the same I "know what's what,"
and when a young fellow has got on that tar,
and knows how to apply the knowledge, he can
take in and stow away a deal of Interesting in
formation, and perhaps get np some little
speculative deals of his own that may oc
casionally turn out to the glory of his pocket,
The other day I thought I was onto a big
thing; big enough to see me through next
summer, when I expect to have an inaugural all
to myself in the line of a starter on hot-season
trips, such as the chief and the other partners
of the firm and their high and mlghtinesses,the
clerks, take every year. I had heard of de
clines in ti actions, owing partly to increased
expenses, and In part to unfavorable impres
sions caused byslieht accidents occasionally
resulting in delaying tho cars. Though all
concede these lines will do a growing business as
the city grows, these temporary interruptions
and little disappointments produced some de
clines in quotations during the week. Now here
is how I expected to hit the market. I have
beard of a man who was reported to have said
that be had ridden twice a day on the traction
and had never been on a delayed car. What
was my conclusion from this? Why, that this
man was a Mascotte. How could I apply this
theory so as to bulge my pocketT Why. by ne
gotiating with the traction companies and with
the man. Whereupon I called on the head
men of the two companies, expecting to play
one against the other, a inothod that is not al
together unknown on our street.
Says I: "What will you give to insure one of
your cars pop sure against accident or delay of
That was the form I put to each head man.
Both thought it would be a good thing to have
such assurance, but they both seemed struck
with the same idea, namely, that the only as
surance that they called tangible and pal
pable was the description I bad on exhibit
in making the proposition. That was cheap
wit, however, and I didn't care so long as I
monopolized the salable quality of the article.
Says I, "A mascotte is what I propose, and
don't you bother yourself as to the elegance of
the theory. I'll look out for the practice and
if it is 'no workee, no payee.' See?1
Then I explained further that I had a man in
hiding that had never been on a delayed trip,
though he had traveled over 1,000 miles on the
rope roads. Neither Mr. Elkins nor Mr. Ver
ner believed me. That was evident by their
exclamations; but they were too polite to for
mulate disbelief in the vulgar way. Still the
possibility was worth grasping, so each in tnrn
admitted, for if the unknown chap was a real
mascotte he might be used to advantage by
assigning him to duty on unlucky cars. I will
not tell you what this transaction netted me:
but putting to it what 1 may gain br keeping
my ears open about electric licbt and gas, pho
nograph, and the true inwardness of other
sucn tmngs, I hope to be able ;to go down in
style to the seaside next iJuly.
Improved Order of Hepnsophs.
Pittsburg Conclave No. 89 proposes to be
800 strong by April 16.
The headquarters of the Supreme officers
will be at the Exchange Hotel, Richmond,
during the Supreme meeting.
The officers ot Dnquesne Conclave No. 69
tendered a banquet to the mcm'bers'on Friday
evening, March 8. Six candidates were in"
The degree team and others will leave on
Tuesday evening at 7:10, to pay a fraternal visit
to McKeesport conclave. The team will Initiate
a number of applicants.
. The workers in secret orders have been
kept quite busy lately. The A. O. U. W. Grand
Council of Pittsburg met hero in February,
that of the Royal Arcanum willmeet in March,
and the Supreme Conclave of the L O. H. in
Meridian Conclave No. 177, Latrobe, gave
a reception last night. A number of members
from Greensburg and Irwin Conclaves were
present. In the early part of the evening a
business session was held and. five prominent
citizens of the town iniatiatcd. Addresses were
made by S. A. Will, Esq., the Supreme Archon;
Gustavas Brown, Supreme Treasurer, of Balti
more, and S. A. Kline, Esq.. Representative
elect from Greensbhrg Conclave. C. A Shir
ley, Pittsburg Conclave, No. 9, accompanied
the Supreme Archon. The conclave is in ex
c. in. n. a.
District Deputy C. P. Keefer reports every
thing in (rood $hape for a branch at St. An
drew's Church, In Allegheny.
A meeting will be held at 1 o'clock to-day at
St Joseph's School Hall, Sixteenth ward, to
form a German branch. Deputies Hagan and
Gallager will address the meeting.
A petition is in the hands of Mr. J. Letskus
for a branch in St. George's parish. Thirty-first
ward. He has several names signed to it and
expects to have a meeting In s few days.
Grand Deputy J. W. Sullivan and Bro. F.
O. Brien, of No. 47, on last Sunday visited
Butler and closed the application f qr a charter
for a branch. Forty names were signed. This
branch will be instituted on next Saturday.
TheStatcBecretary's report for March 1
shows an increase in the, past six months of
seven branches, as follows: Four in Pittsburc,
N os. 49, 0, 51 and 62: one in ML Alton, No. 53;
one in 8barpsburg, No. 51, and one in Phila
delphia, No. 55. Total increase In the member
ship in State for the same time, 117; total
membership In the State. 3,000.
Mrs. Bridget Ann O'Connor, widow of the
lite Edward O'Connor, who was a member of
East End Council No. 270 Royal Arcanum, and
died on the 81st day of January, was, on March
L paid in full the amount of $4,000. it being his
insurance benefit in the abovo order.
Royal Arcanum circles are in a flutter of
excitement over the approaching Grand Coun
cil session here, beginning March 19. Elaborate
preparations are going on. looking to the enter
tainment ofvisitipg friends and members of
the order. A large public meeting will be held
In Old City Hall on Tuesday evening, March 19,
when it is expected at least 8.000 people will
cather to hear the distinguished men in the
order discuss its merits, and to enjoy a deligbt
"ful programme of choice vocal and instru
mental music. Toerge's Orchestra, the Alpine
Quartet, Miss Burkhart and Miss Mecusker. a
noted vocalist from Buffalo, will take part. On
Wednesday night a banquet at the Seventh
Avenue Hotel will lure the epicures.
F. G. KEiNEiiAif, manufacturer of re
galia and lodge supplies for all societies.
Flags and.banners a specialty, at low rat?
su Si Sixth Steeet.
TRADE IN GOOD FOBM.
Business Men Inclined to the Belief
That the Worst is Over.
BIG CHANGES ON WOOD STEEET.
Bise and Fall of tho Greatest-Real Estate
Boom of Modern Times.
PIMSBUBGEESCAUGHT IK THE CEAZE
Business the past week' afforded encour
aging indications of improvement. The
volume of transactions was larger than for
tfie previous week, and prices were steadier
for all staple commodities. The specula
tive markets were moderately active, but in
several lines prices were not maintained.
This was especially true of petroleum,
which closed weak and 1 cents lower than
the opening Monday morning. In local
stocks the features of the week were ad
vances in Westinghouse Electrio and Switch
and Signal, and depression In gas and faction
There was greater activity at the banks. Iron
manufacturers reported moro inquiry and a
decidedly better feeling. Real estate of all
kinds was in active demand and values were
fully maintained. In short trade in all branches
was of satisfactory proportions for the season,
with good prospects of a steady enhancement.
'Wo have passed the worst" was tho general
sentiment of representative men.
According to a well-authenticated report
some radical changes will soon be made on
Wood street, from Virgin alley to Liberty,
which will not only improve the appearance
but add materially to the value of business
property on that thoroughfare. Details of the
projected Improvements are wanting, but, ac
cording to the statement of The Dispatch's
informant, the Arrott, Penn Bank and
National Bank of Commerce buildings are to
be raised two or three storfes, the upper floors
to bo fitted up for offices. WhenTemodeled,
the Penn building will be occupied by the
German National Bank,
A number of other buildings are to - be
worked over so as to put them in line with the
other improvements. In fact, if the report be
reliable and all tho plans carried out, as is
probable. Wood street, within the Unfits indi
cated, will before many months undergo such
a complete transformation that old habitues
will hardly recognize it. While these improve
ments will be of especial benefit to Wood
street, they will be of more or less value to the
entire city, by setting a praiseworthy example
of enterprise and local pride to say nothing of
their bearing upon business and real estate.
At a recent meeting of the Chicago Real
Estate Board a new stale of commissions was
adopted, the salient features of which are
herewith given. It is of equal interest to
agents and landlords, and shows that the claim
in some quarters that Pittsburg rates are
higher than elsewhere is unfounded:
for negotiating and making leases where rents,
are not collected by agent stores and business
property, lease not exceeding two years, charge
on account of first year's reutal 5 per cent.
Where term exceeds two years, add for each addi
tional year l per cent. Bcsldence property, on
total rent for term of lease, 2H per cent. When a
building is occupied by stores and fiats It shall be
considered in all cases as' residence property.
Gronnd lease, term less than IS years, on total
rent covered by lease, 2)4 per cent; where property
is subject to reappraisal during life of lease the
charge is to be computed for the full term on basis
of tho first five years' rental. Gronnd leases ex
ceeding IS years on the appraised value of prop
erty at date of making leasa SK per cent; if more
than one appraisal is mentioned in the lease then
tbe percentage is- to be figured on an average of
the appraised values specified.
Where a tenant has a privilege for "renewal"
expressed In lease it is to be understood that the
owner of property shall pay a commission for
said renewal at the same rate as though the leace
when first written had covered the whole time.
This Commission Is to be pala at the time of the
renewal. Where agent collects the rent it is
understood that when the collection of the rents
ou property is not left with the agent for a full
year he shall bo entitled to charge at the rates
specified herein "for negotiating and making
leases where rents are not colleoted bv agent."
For negotiating and making lease, In addition to
amount expended for advertising. (2. The owner
Is to pay for all advertising connected with rent
ing the property. For Tenting ind collecting 3)
to 5 per cent, according to amount.
For making sales on real estate On a sale for
3,000 or less. S per cent. On a sale for (10,0001 On
the first (3,000, S per cent: on excess over 13,000,
2K per cent. On a sale exceeding (10,000, 2Ji per
cent. For the payment of taxes On unimproved
property on amount of taxes paid, 2X per cent.
On improved property on amount of taxes paid, 1
percent. No charge to be made less than (1. Dis
bursementsIn the management of property the
agent shall be paid on disbursements for janitor
service, coal, and all expenses except Insurance,
taxes, Interest and repairs, 2)i per cent. Loans
On real estate loans 1'A per cent shall be charged,
and in addition thereto the attorney's fees for ex
amination of titlo and Bocorder's fees.
A Pittsburg gentleman, who has just re
turned from San Biego, Cal., yesterday gave
Tije Dispatch representative some details of
the rise and collapse .of one of the most re
markable real estate booms of modern times.
About two years ago a new town called Cor
onado was laid out on a scale of great magni
tude on Coronado Beach in San Diego Bay, near
tho city of San Dleco. Everything seemed
propitious for the success .of the enterprise.
The completion of the big flume by which an
abundance of water for domestic and irrigating
purposes was to bo brought to the em
bryonic city was a strong factor in
its favor. The Hotel del Coronado was
erected on the ueach at a cost ot 31,500,000. The
projectors undertook to do their own plumb
ing, bnt soon gave it up and employed a Pitts
burg man to finish the work. He charged 6,000
for the job. Everything was on an immense
scale. The hotel company soon sold $3,000,000
worth of lots. The demand for them was so
enormous and the struggle to get lu first so
'great that as hish as S1S0 was paid by many in
dividuals for cood place3 in tho line of strug
gling humanity. Lots that had before been
considered almost worthless brought fabulous
prices. Extensive public and private works
were projected on all sides.
The excitement lasted' for some time, but
finally a reaction set In. 1 he boom had run its
course. There was sot enough of money or en
thusiasm to keep it up. Values dropped to
zero. The hotel company was heavily in debt.
Lots conld hardly be given away. A Pittsburg
capitalist holds a mortgage for $10,000 on one of
tho best blocks in Coronado. It would not tell
for half the amount if put under the hammer.
Hundreds of people were financially ruined,
and hundreds of others so badly crippled that
it will require years for them to make up their
losses. Scores of people who went there with
$5,000 or $10,000 had to borrow money to defray
their expenses home.
Electric and Switch Still Climbing Trac
tions nnd the Gnasora Flat.
The features of the stock market yesterday
were furthei advances In Electric and Switch
and Signal, the former selling up to 40, and
the latter to 21. Becent decision favorably
affecting the former, and good business pros
pects of both make them desirable invest
ments, as is shown by the demand for them.
Tractions and the passers were the weak spots.
LaNorlawas unchanged. The demand for it
seems to have been fully supplied. There was
the usual clamor for bank stocks, bnt only one
small lot changed hands. Bids and offers
Allegheny Nat. Hank...... 62
Dank of Pittsburg 74
Diamond National Hunt IK ....
Kxchange Jlat. Bank .81
First National Dank, Pittsburg... 169
Fourth National Dank .....123 123
Fidelity lltleaud Trust Co lis
German National Dank. 32S . ....
Iron City National Dank..! .. 91 ....
Mechanics' National Dank 101 ....
Odd Fellows' Savings Bank 63 65
Pittsburg National Dank Commerce. ...215 ....
Third National Bank 162
Tradesmen's N. Bank. 220 ....
German National Dank. Allegheny.. ..140 ....
Third National Dank, Allegheny ISO ....
Boatman's Insurance r... 30 40
Ucnnan American Insurance .... 80
People' Insurance.... 43
AlltglicnyUaa Co. (Ilium.).... St) ....
Pittsburg lias Co. (Ilium.)...., 61
Sootbslde Gas Co 26
Olmrtlcrs Valley Oas CO... M
Pennsylvania Gas Co 14H
Philadelphia Co fie,', H
Wheeling Gas 4,'o 26W " zslf
Central Traction 2Z)i . -S3
SUNDAT, MAHOH. 10,
Cltisens' Traction 70 ....
Pittsburg Traction... 49 49X
Northslde Drldge CO 83 ....
l'SNorla Mining CO 1W K
Sllverton Mining Co , 1 Vfi
Westlnghouso Electric 4SW W
Union Switch and Signal Co. .... mi 22
Westinghouse Drake Co., Llm... ,..... 60 ....
The salss were: 20 shares M. & M. National
Bank at 605f, 100 Pennsylvania Gas at 15, 205
Citizens' Traction at 70K 25 Central Traction
at 22, SO at 2 300 Phfladelpbia Gas azmi.
day were 218,902 shares, including Atchison,
6.550: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
18,000; Erie, 9.810; Lake Shore, 4,956; Louisville
and Nashville, 6,440;Ndrthwestern, 7,061! North
ern Pacific, preferred, 4,650; Oregon Transcon
tinental, 8.400; Reading. 41,185; Richmond and
West Point, 6,725; St. Paul, 23,110; 0nion Pa
cific, 14,971; western Union, 10,035.
A SLIGHT IMFKOYEJIENT.
Moro Dolnc and a Better Peeling Among the
There was some improvement in the local
money market yesterday. Checking was
activo at most -of the banks, but depositing was
light. The borrowing demand was moderate.
Rates were steady at 6C. Curb rates were a
shade lower. The flow of money was in favor
of the city, adding considerably to the very
large amount of idle funds. The Clearing
House report indicated a fair business.
Exchanges ? 1,824,828 39
Balances 312.304 4S
Exchanges for the week... - 11.841.SS9 52
Balances for the week 2,381.33192
Exchangcs,.daliy average 1,973,898 2s
Exchanges week or 1888 10,763.293 92
Exchanges last week.... 12.9as.3S5 81
Balances last week 2,607,739 2
Exchanges, daily average 2, 160, 504 27
Money on rail at New York yesterday ruled
easy with no loans; closed offered at 2 per cent.
Prime mercantile paper, 4o Sterling ex
change dull but steady at 1 85M for 60-day bills
and S4 8S for demand.
The weekly statement of the New York
banks, issued yesterday, shows the following
changes: Reserve, decrease, 3,722,250; loans,
increase, $1,060,100; specie, decrease, 53,290,400;
legal tenders, decrease, $262,900; deposits, in
crease, S175,i00; circulation, increase, 530,200.
Tho banks now hold 3,548,800 In excess of the
25 par cent rule.
. Government Bond.
Closing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
O.S.4H. reg 10710SM
V. H. 4S1S. coups 107V103J$
U.S. 4s, rcg..... 123)ai29
U. 8. 48,1907, coup 12412;a
Currency, 6 per cent. 1305 reg. 120
Currency, 6 per cent, isoarcg. iSiH
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg 126
Currency, 6 per cent, 1898 reg.. .. 129
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg ISlif
Sales to-day of 813,000 coupons 4s at 129K, and
(25,009 registered 4s at 128.
NEW York Clearings to-day. $U2,530,482;
balances. 5,010,292. For the week Clearings,
Sfi70,lS0,657; balances, $35,545,091.
BOSTON Clearings to-day, 514,211,100; bal
ances, $1,452,145. For the week Clearings, $87,
028,082; balances, $8,929,270.
Philadelphia Clearings to-day, $11,012,
621; balances, $1,280,616. For the week Clear
ings, $68,448,991; balances, $8,692,727.
Baltimore Clearings to-day, $2,046,367; bal
Chicago Money in good demand- On call,
55K; prime loans, 67. Bank clearings, 9,-
St. Loins Clearings to-day, $3,054,533; bal
THE OIL PROBLEM.
Frlcos Go Down In the Fnco of a Bullish
The petroleum market is not governed by the
ordinary laws of trade. It does not move up or
down according to any well defined plan that
maybe calculated in advance, but operates
after a fashion peculiarly its own advancing
when, to ordinary comprehension, it should de
cline, and declining when it should advance.
This defiance and contradiction of established
principles serves two purposes, both of which
reflect seriously upon the market they puzzle
professional traders and completely mystify
outsiders. Nobody cares to engage in a busi
ness that he don'tand can't understand.
The market yesterday was of this character.
It declined in the face of a decidedly bullish
statistical report, showinga redaction of about
1,000,000 barrels during February. This indi
cates a disposition or conspiracy in some quar
ter to make oil trading not only extremely un
certain but ridiculous. It is certainly alienat
ing tbe outside element and throwing the mar
ket entirely into tbe hands of professionals,
whose sole business it is to scalp one another.
The market opened at 91c, sold up to 91c,
then receded to Wtc, rallied and sold up to
90c, and closed at OOJc. Tbe close on Mon
day was 92c showing a drop of lKc during
the week. "I am afraid the spring slump has
come," said an operator yesterday evening. "I
have felt for some time that it was in the air,
but I didn't expect it so soon. I shouldn't be
surprised If the market sold still lower before
it rallies. I think tbe long interest is selling.
If this be so, there will be no Improvement
until it is ready for a new deal."
A B. McGrew quotes puts S to 8 calls,
lhe fallowing tame, corrected oy Vo Witt 1)11
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc.:
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Did. Ask.
Opened 9iH Sales 11:15 P. M.... 00 90
10:15 A. M.... 91 9m 11:30 P. H.... 90 KH
10:30 A. M.... 91 K ili 11:45 p. u.. 90 90H
10:45 A. It.... 904? 90Si VIM 90) ....
11:00 A.M.... 90X 90H Closed
Opened. 91HCI highest, 9i;c: lowest. SOKc:
Dally runs...... 51.919
Average runs 4V48I
Dally snloments.....: - 107,524
Average shipments - 70,433
Dallv cnarter ..- 42,85)
Average charters (5.129
New York closed al DOKc
O'l City closed atOOKc
Dradrora closed at 00.V-
NewVorx. reanerf. 7.15c
London, renned, 5J.
Antwerp, renned, 17H&
flOMES FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Building Trade Dcglunlnjf to Assume
Its Old-Tlmo Proportions.
With the coming of the spring season a great
improvement Is noticeable in the building
trade. Forty-four permits were issued the
past week, the largest number iu the same
time since the beginning ot the year. The
estimated cost of these structures is $54,291.
John Adrian, brick and frame one-story and
basement drying hous;, 34x60 feet, on Klncaid
street, corner Conrad.
Miss E. Graff, frame two-story dwelling, 22x
SO feet, on St. Clair street, between Rural and
, R. Johnston, two brick two-story and man
sard dwellings, 32x24 feet, on Penn street, cor
ner of Twentieth street
Nicholas Zimmerman, frame two-story dwell
ing, 18x32 feet, on Collins avenue near Hoverler
Frank Haslinger, frame two-story dwelling.
18x16 feet, on Park street, near Shetland
P. E. Fischer, frame one-story stable and
wagon shed, 24x16 feet, on rear of Carson
street, between Seventh and Eighth streets.
James Laird, brick two-story and mansard
store and dwelling, 23x36 feet, on Fifth avenue,
corner of Ward street, Fourteenth ward.
lames A Lang, frame two-story dwelling,
16x32 feet on Rowan avenue.near Grape street.
UCUfUa ,V. JSXUUUbUMCUU, UUUUJ6 M...! ITW
Ftory dwellings, 14.6x32 feet, on Lyric street,
.between Rowan and Lincoln avenues.
William Wreiand, frame two-story dwelling,
16x30 feet on rear of Winslow, between Lari
mer and Park.
A. Vollmer, brick two-story and mansard
dwelling, 16x34 feet, on Pride street, between
Locust and Vickroy streets.
Thomas A. Bell, frame one-story kitchen, lOx
10 feet, on corner of Granite and Wylie ave
nues. W. H. Fritz, frame two-story shop, 16x43
feet, on corner of Sheridan avenue and Car
D. B. Murdock, two brick two-story and
mansard dwellings, 20x34 feet, on Fifth avenue,
near Oakland avenue.
D. B. Murdock. frame two-story dwelling, 16x
32 feet, on lot near Forbes street. Twenty
James Laird, two brick two-story and man
sard dwellings, 20x34 feet, on. Mawhinney
street, between Forbes and Bcllefield ave
nues. Henry Engelinohr, frame one-storvupholster-ing
shop, 16x20 feet, on Sarah street, between
Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth streets.
J. H. Nobbs, brick two-story and mansard
dwelling, 20x42 feet, on Fisk street, between
Davidson and Geneva.
James Carnaban, frame one-story kitchen, 12
xl2 feet, on Erin street, between Wylle and
Donahue Brothers, frame one-story dwelling
and store, 18x34 feet, on Jano street between
Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets.
Theodoro Weiss, frame one-story hall, 30x60
feet, on Larimer avenue, near Auburn street
Andrew Desport brick one-storv dwelling, 17
xSl feet on corner Eose and Vino streets,
Jacob Kuntz, frame two-Story dwelling, 16x18
feet on Carroll street, between Pearl and
James McAllister, frame one-story and base;
ment stable, 24x40 feet, on lot 200 yards north
of Negley avenue. Nineteenth ward.
James McAllister, frame two-story dwelling.
16xS8 feet on lot 200 feet north of Negley ave
nue. Nineteenth ward. ,a.
Jacob Kuhn, frame One-story dwelling, 14x26
feet, on 216 McCrickart plan, near Flowersave
nne. Twenty-third ward.
Elizabeth 8. Harbangb, brick two-story
dwelling, 25x38 feet on Finaiice street between
Homewood and Albion streets.
Valentine Kirchcunskl, frame two-Story and
mansard, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth
Jobn.Eokert, frame one-story and basement
dwelling, 16x30 feet, on Republic street, corner
William Placke. frame one-story carpenter
shop, 18x18 feet on Carrol street, betweenPearl
and Forty-sixth streets.
Wm. H. Watson, frame twotory and man
sard dwelling, 17x33 feet on Boquet street, be
tween Baird street and Fifth avenue.
F. W. Miller, frame two-story dwelling. 18x32
feet, on Greenbusb street between Boggs ave
nue and Wyoming street
G. Y. C. Chess, frame two-story stable, 18x18
feet, on Steuben street, corner of Alexander
street " ....,
John Stewart, frame one-story kitchen, 40x18
feet on Carver street, near Larimer avenue.
George Knorr, frame onestory and basement
dwelling; 17x34 feet on Shamokin street, near
Charles McNiell, frame two-story dwelling.
20x30 feet, on Juliet street, between Cato and
L. H. Smith, frame two-story dwelling. 20x40
feet on Graham street, Twentieth ward,
between Center avenue and Pennsylvania
L. H. Smith, three frame two-story dwellings,
21x40 feet, on Potter street, between Graham
and Noble streets.
Sarah Reese, two frame two-story dwellings,
15x14 feet on Herbert street between Amer
ican dnd Vespucius.
Charles Hester, frame one-story dwelling, 14x
21 feet on Odessa street near Lincoln avenue.
William Brodks, frame one-story junk house,
14x20 feet, on Twenty-first street, near Jos
Mrs. Ellen Morgan, brick addition two-story
dwelling, 13x23 feet, on Sixteenth street be
tween Fox alley and Bingham street
Eckbart Daum, frame two-story dwelling,
20x18 feet on Boquet street, between Pier
and Forbes streets.
They Will RemalnAbout the Sams aa Last
There was a good demand for houses and
rooms at tho real estate offices yesterday.
Agents reported that rents remain about the
same as last year. Owners have advanced
prices in Some cases.
Samuel J. Fleming, 147 Fourth avenue, sold
No. 27 Congress street, city, brick houso of
seven rooms, for $3,300. He also sold to Mrs.
McCaulley brick house ot eight rooms. Broad
street. East End, for $4,000: also closed the sale
of a Sherman avenue, Allegheny, dwelling of
eigne rooms, with lot sum, xor ia,im ae aiso
placed two mortgages, one for $2,000 on farm
property outside of the county, and one for
L 1,500 on city property, all at 6 per cent
tfamuei w. alack je Co., vu j ourtn avenue,
sold the property No. 812 'Wylle avenue,
thirteenth ward, a two-story brick dwelling,
seven rooms, etc., lot 18xlOQ, for a price ap
propriating $2,650 cash. ,
John F. Baxter sold two lots, Bank of Com
merce addition extended, Brushton station,
Nos. 51 and 52, with a frontage of 100 feet on
Baxter street by 250 feet, to W. H. Moffitt,
Mellon Bros. Sold to William H. McNulty
three lots on Mellon street, Nineteenth ward,
Of a Panic In Paris Demoralize the Stock
Mnrkct The Entire Active List
Lower Some Marked Advances
In Railroad Bonda.
New Yore, March 9. The stock market
was more active to-day than during the same
hours on any previous day this year, and was
decidedly weak in all -its departments, the re
sult of the trading being material losses in quo
tations all over the list There was a timid
feeling at the opening this morning, and the
selling by Chicago and the local operators was
very marked, prices on the first sales being
from ioi per cent lower than last evening's
quotations all around, while Omaha common
was exceptional with a drop of Vyi per cent
There was evidently no effort to support prices
and the decline was rapid when the news of a
panic in Paris came in to help prices down and
the selling became more general throughout.
The Coalers, Grangers and Union Pacific were
especially active and felt the full force of the
Sressure, and among the specialties Tennessee
'oal received most attention and lost a large
proportion of its late gains.
The traders put out a great many stocks, en
couraged by the bad advices from tbe other
side, but at tbe low figures good buying came
in, and by 11 o'clock tbe decline had met with a
cljeckandthe market for the time being be
came comparatively dull, while slight improve
ment was shown in quotations. The Oregon
stocks were conspicuously weak In the first
drive, and Short Line dropped nearly two
points, while the others were held up better.
Toward noon the bank statement was issued
and showed a loss of over $3,000,000 in the sur
plus reserve, and a rumor that $3,000,000 had
been shipped West brought on a renewal of the
selling movement and prices again rapidly
dropped, reaching still lower figures than had
been seen during the first hour. The rumors also
stated that a large amount of gold had been
taken for Shipment to Europe, but inquiry de
veloped the fact that none bad been so taken
but there was an unusually heavy inquiry for
cable transfers, presumably to aid the cor
respondents on the other side in trouble. No
Improvement was seen In the list and the
market finally closed active and weak at the
lowest prices ot the day. The entire active
list is lower. Louisville and Nashville lost IK;
Union Pacific, 1; St Paul, Beading and
Oregon Navigation, IK each; Cleveland, Colum
bus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Colorado
Coal, Lackawanna, Manhattan and Tennessee
Coal, each 1 per cent and the others fractional
Railroad bonds failed to respond to the ac
tivity and weakness existing in shares and
were dull, the sales of all issues aggregating
only $540,000, and while a weak tone prevailed
for some time, prices were well held through
nut and some marked advances were estab
lished in a few issues. No special feature
marked the trading. Among those which
are higher this evening. Long Island firsts rose
2K.tol22K- Mexican National firsts lost 2,
at 100. The sales of bonds for tbe week were
$9,275,000, against $3,484,000 for last week.
Tbe following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange,
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low- Clos
ing, est. est. lnr.
Am. Cotton OU 57M 57!
Atch., Top. S. '.... 50 Wi 50K 60!
Canada Southern 53 H 53 an j:jj
Central of New Jersey. 94H 94H 94t 94
Central Daclfic 35 S3 S5 35
Chesapeake & Ohio ... 16 ISJf is isif
.. liur. & Qulncy loo 100 99; 99
C, Mil. & St. Daul.... C2J, 63 62 62iJ
C, MH.&St. D., pf.... 99 93M 98J,
C, HockLAD 85 95 94J S4'4
C, St. L. & Dltts 17H
C, St. Ii. &Fltts. pf. ml
C, St. 1. it A 0 32 32 31K 3I)J
c, st. r.,M.AO., pr. 9i tux, 9i oi
C.& Northwestern... .ice."? 106)3 'CSX 10iH
CJb northwestern, pr.140 140 140 140
C. C. C. 41 7IJ 70V 70
Col. Coal & Iron 32 32 32 32
Col. A Hoctlng Val .. 24 24JC 24 . 24
Dei., L. AW 1MH M9J, 1384f 12V
Del. A Hudson -....I32X 1U MIH 1J1K
E.T., Va. AOa W H 9
E.T.,Va, AUa., lstpf 69
K.T.. Va. AGa. 2dpf. 22V
Illinois Central llOJi 1I0J4 1104 IOCS
Lake Erie ft Western.. 17k 1tf 17J KH
Lake Erie A West. pr.. M WA 55H 55K
Lake Shore A U.S. ....102 ice lai; 102
Louisville A Nashville. HOK e0 S9!j S9
Michigan Central Slii SIX 87 87
Mobile A Ohio 10
Mo.. JiL. ATexas mi
Missouri Pacific 71K 1IH TOW 70
. Y.. L. E. A V 238 28S 28 2DW
M. "r L. . AW.pref tai
a. y., c. &stL n.'i
N. Y., C. St. L. f. 7J
X.Y., C. ASt.L.2d pf 40
N.Y4S.B 4GX 4&X 45 v.
A. Y., O. A W 17 17 17 16H
orfolk A Western I7tf
Norfolk A Western, of 50 50 494 49M
Northern Pacific 26K 28J 2i( 25H
Northern Pacific pref. 61), GUJ 60 60V
Oregon Improvement tiU
WTienbaby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she gave them Castorla.
Burdock Blood Bit
ters cured me of oft
recurring Sick Head
ache, from which I
often rendering labor
C. Blackett Ronixsow.
Tublisher "Canada Presbyterian."
I thank you for the great good BURDOCK
BLOOD BITTERS have done me. I was long
isubject to very severe Sick- Headache. By
using two bottles I was permanently cured.
''. ' JlAGOIE SULLIVAN.
Oregon Transeon MW
Pacific Mill. Xl
Peo, Dec. A Evans 25
Fhlladel. A Beading.. 45)
Pullman Palace Car. ..19a
Richmond A w. P. T., ai
Richmond A W.P.T.pf 79&
St P., Minn. AMan...lC0
St. L. A San Fran...... ....
St L. A San Fran pf.. 62
St. L. A San K.Jst pC
Texas Pacific V4
Union Pacific 65
Western Union ..84
Wheeling A L. E 64
an vh kA
26 25 14 H
46 4t 44i
19 198 197
-i Kii 23
T9 79 79JJ
loog 100M 100
,.,. .... Z4H
63 83 6lg
20M SOU 19
S MjJ MM
88 S5 8Mi
61, 64 RX
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Mnrhetatthe East Liberty
OmcE or Pittsbuko Dispatch, ?
Satdhdat. March 9, 1889. J
Cattle Receipts, 1,480 head: shipments,
1,000 head. Nothing doing; all through con
signments. One car shipped to New York to
day. Hoos Active; receipts. 1,500 head: ship
ments. 1,600 head; medium Philadelphia, $5 09
05 05: heavy hogs, $4 90; pigs and Yorkers,
$3 005 05. Three cars shipped to New York
Sheep Receipts, 1,000 head: shipments,
800 head. Market fair at unchanged prices.
Chicago Grain Market.
Chicago A large business was transacted
in wheat to-day and a weak and panicky feel
ing was developed. May wheat opened lo
lower, held steady for a while and recovered
Ho of the decline, then became weak and de
clined 3Jic, or to a point 3Je below yesterday's
closing, improved some and closed easy and
about 3c lower than yesterday. Junq also de
clined Sc below yesterday's closing and closed
3c lower. July declined 2c below yesterday's
closing and closed lc lower.
At tho opening there was a feint made to
hold the market under fair buying by a prom
inent local trader, and the market even ad
vanced some, but when it dropped back to the
opening figure it was discovered that the early
support was wanting, that the peg around
1 01K for May bad been removed, as it were,
and with free speculative offerings the market
broke badly all around, and a great deal of
long wheat came out on the decline. The break
was no doubt assisted considerably by the re
ported financial panic in Paris. Favorable
crop prospects here and improved conditions
in California on account of rain also had a
A General Decline, With Copper Stocks
Leading; the Ran.
Boston, March 9. The stock market was de
pressed all tho morning. The weakness of
local securities was general, excepting Califor
nia Southern stocks and bonds. Copper stocks
took the lead in tbe decline. No improvement
was perceptible at the close and the feeling at
that time was an uneasy one.
A. AT. LandRr't7s.l09
it is. iniru com... io$
AtcH. ATod.K. R... 50K
Boston A Albany.. .216
Boston A Maine.. ...183
C B. A. 100
Clnn. san. A Cleve. 25
Eastern R. R 83
Eastern R. It 6s 125
Flint A Pere M...... 23
Calumet A Beda.
Osceola 14 '
Pewable (new) 5
JTilntAPereM. Dltt. 95 4lell Telephone.
Boston Land 7
Water Power 7 3-16
Mexican cen. com., m
M. C. 1st Hon. Dels. 70H
N. Y, ANewEnc... 46
Old Colony. 171
San JJlego 28V
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ranted fresh and sweet.
SCOTT, POTH &C0.,
BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE, Etc,
First Ave. and SmitMeldSt
MONEY, DIAMOND RINGS,
Solid Gold & Silver Watches Giien Awayl
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Illustrated CtaIornA of WiielsM. Tvu
nonas, ae. voT iw& Aiontaiy f April bn
will s&bosbm & rttalt of U coot it with munft u4 dinmm
of tho wl&nen. Tb.1 offer U mftdo iolW to lntrodoco oat pablt
eadon Into now konuw, Wt, u pHUbm, ftr thoroarnly
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E. J. HEMJNGRA.T. JAS. A. KcGILIi, Manager. -VV. B. McCOBMIOK.
UEW FIRM AJSTO NEW STOCK.
TUESDAY, 5IAP.CH 12, we will open np to the public at 1211 CAESON
STREET, S. S., a new and complete line of
umioruni n ruDMiouiMPrnnno
i iviUi3i run bj runiiiiimivii nuuiiiY
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Call and see ns. We will save you money. n -
JAS. A. JIcGILIi (for several years
pleased to meet his many friends at
mm cacu ursi purcuuse. uuuus
Southside installment Compan,i
1 21 1 Larson btreet, b. b.,
Like te flrlgteal. '
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Popinjaw I declare, Blobson, that pic
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Blobson (gloomily) It wouldn't be ray
wife if it wasn't. .
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ONCE A WEEK FOR MEN.
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I find it a tip tap Harness Dressing.
sari oil no
BOUGHT AND SOLD SSSSFSSg
Han Francisco, Philadelphia or Boston Ex
changes. Loans made at low rates of interest.
Established 1876. jg-Weeklj- Circular FREEL
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De WITT DIL WOR TH,
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WHITNEY & STEPHESS0S.
47 FOURTH AVENUE.
IS3UE TRAVELERS' CREDITS
MESSRS. DREXEL. MORCJAN & CO.,
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As old residents know and bade ales or Pitts,
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ana mental diseases, pnysicai
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4 kmow thyself;
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