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A. GOOD CHARACTER
j The LiTing Impress of the Almighty's
Image Upon Mankind
BY WHICH GOD REVEALS HIMSELF.
A Mental and Spiritual Quality That is
'THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION'S MISSION
tmuxrrx toe the Disr.wcH.1
"So God created man in His own image: in
the imge of God created He him."
And so there is something divine in man.
Man, made in body in the image of the ani
mals, is in mind and sonl an image of the
Omniscient and Omnipotent God. It is a
revelation -of the dignitj and nobility of
Here is the ground of all aspiration and
tope for man. It is a pledge of progress.
It is the best encouragement of all efforts to
better the condition of men; to uplift, civil
ize, culture and Christianize men. To this
being, fashioned thus in likeness to the most
bigh God, what shall be impossible? Here
is one, say of him what yon will weak,
miserable, the slave of his lower nature,
lar, far removed from "original righteous
ness," almost more of an animal than of a
man and yet, in spite of all (we have God's
word for it) in spite of all, created in the
divine image, possessing heavenlypossibili
ties. ,ln every man, from the saint to the
sot; in every man, though he lie mud-bespattered
in the lowest gutter; in every man,
born anywhere from the palace to the tene
ment, wise or unwise, good or bad,is a spark
of the divine nature. Somewhat godlike
resides within him. Upon his heart is
stamped, however blurred and broken, the
image of God.
How plain that was to Christ! to Him
how evident the divine image of manl
Something good He saw, some possibility
"of better things even in people whom the
religions world of that time despised and
nbhored. He won to Himself the publicans
and the sinners by His long recognition of
possibilities in them. That is the first step
toward helping men. Seek out what is ex
cellent in them; recognize that. Show them
that higher things are possible to them.
Pan the spark oi divine nature into flames
BUEN UP THE TAKES.
Here is the ground of all aspiration and
hope for onr own selves. All efforts after
self-culture, growth, making the most of
ourselves, rest upon this truth: that we have
semething in us which is worth making the
most of. I am made in the image of God.
God is my father. I am His child. "Why
not grow like Him more and more? "Why
content myself with the life of an animal?
"Why fill my mind quite full of thoughts of
what I shall eat or drink or wear, when
higher thoughts are possible to me? I be
long to a divine family. "Why not live as be
comes my position? I am made in the im
age of God. Somewhat of His nature is
Within me. "Why not try to live up to that.
This divine element within us we name
character, the word means a stamp or
seal, the impress of a design or image.
In one place our Lord is called the "char
acter" of God. That is the word in the
Greek, and it is translated "the express im
age," the exact likeness, as an impression
in wax is the likeness of the seal. He is the
ideal of character. He is the model by
which character must be measured and.
compared, because He is the clearest image
of God. He, as man, was most like God of
any man who erer lived. He is thus the
embodiment of all that is highest in charac
ter. Character eludes definition. "We know
what it is, until you ask us. "We can no
more define it, one has said, than we can
. paint the lightnign with charcoal. But we
Jopproached a definition when we say that
.character is likeness to God. Character is
the stamp of God's image on the heart and
mind of man. "We all have character in
some degree, and we all have the possibility
of attaining character in a very high degree.
because we are all made in the image of
God. To attain the highest character is to
MOST MKE GOD.
"We observe of character that it is a quality,
mental and spiritual. It in no wise de
pends upon greatness of stature nor stout
ness of muscle. The image o! God is not in our
body,but in our mind and souL In the posses
sion of the power of tnousht; in the longing
which we have, and which no animal has,
for growth, lor higher attainments, for per
fection, in the impulse to self-sacrifice; in
the power to look into the distance and to
see the invisible in such faculties we
discern onr likeness to God. These go to
"We observe further that character does
not depend upon circumstances. Like great
ness, it is not in the circumstances, bnt in
the man. Indeed character and greatness
are the same thing. A great man is a man
-of character. He is one in whom that side
of human nature is emphasized which is
nearest heaven. That is what we mean
when we say of such an one, not that he is a
great orator, or a great financier, or a great
general, but a great man. Some men have
been great generals, poets, painters, work
ers, but not great men. They have lacked
character. God alone is great, and men are
great in proportion as they are in His image,
like Him. Character, then, is greatness-not
of achievement, but of mind or souL It is
remarked by some eminent persons in his
tory that all the doings and sayings which
are recorded of them do not equal their
fame. The men were greater than their
deeds. Emerson illustrates this by a quota
tion about Hercules. " How did you know,"
some one questions, "that Hercules was a
god?" "Because," is the answer, "I was
content the moment mv eyes fell on him.
"When I beheld Thesus I desired that I
might see him offer battle, or, at least, guide
his horses in the chariot-race ; but Hercules
did not wait ibr a contest, he conquered
' whether he stood, or walked, or sat, or
whatever thing he did."
IT IS 2.0T -EKOTJQH
to say that character is in the man, that
character is what the man is, we observe
' still further that it depends upon the man.
Every man, we say, without a possible ex
ception, is made in the image of God; has it
in him, that is. to be In a measure like God.
Now all awaits the action of the man. Shall
the likeness of God'Jn him be blurred or
clear? That depends upon him. The highest
character, the closest human likeness to
God, lies within the attainment of every
human sonl. Xou can be of such a charac
ter, .you can be so divine a man or woman,
that we will be helped raly by entering
'ijour presence when you speak, better
thoughts shall come into our hearts, base
ness and meanness, even foolishness shall
beimpossible while we are beholding you;
you trill uplift us, bring out all that is best
'in us, drive out ajl that is unworthy, make
us honest and earnest, just -by looking at
us. "When we see you or even hear your
name we will begin to think of higher
things: we will think of God. Ton will be
to us, in a way, a Revelation of God. "We
will draw closer to Him as we approach
you, the image and likeness of Him.
God is jileased to reveal not only His will
but Himself to men, through other men.
Everything may be a indow through which
to loofinto the infinite; but man by far the
widest window. Through Jesus Christ we
see God almost face to face: through holjr
people of all times we catch glimpses of the
divine nature. Abraham and Moses, the
coodiv fellowshin of the prophets, St. Paul.
tioun, tne gionoua-vumauv ui me
apostles, the noble army of martyrs, Atha
nasius, Augustine, Gregory of Kazianzas,
Bernard, Francis of Assisi, Francis of Sales,
Tauler, A'Kempis, and down to your
brother or yonr sisterTrhose saintly life is
lived daily in vour sight through these
holy people, made in God's image, bearing
His character or stamp, and showing it
"WE JJBA-W SEAS TO OOD.
feWe learn better what His holiness, and
i tove ana Jis tenderness mean, we see
Him. Now whetberyou and I shall be such
an one as these, having such a character,
being close to God, and bringing others close
to Him, depends upon us. We can be, by
God's grace, if we wilL God, who has
made-us in His, image, has thereby made it
possible for us.
Character,we sayyis likeness to God, or if
that seems too vague or high, put it in this
way: Characters likeness to Christ. In Him
we behold a man like us, living the divine
life. Following Hint we learn what it is
for a man to be like God. All greatness,all
worth, all high character is an approach,
Whether conscious or not, to the life of
Christ "Wherein any man is good, whether
in his high purpose or his unstained hon
esty or his love for his felIow,men 0 his
f;entle courtesy therein the man is a little
ike Christ The best that is in you is a
faint reflection of the good that dwells in
Christ And if you would have a high char
acter, and make the most of yourself, and
realize the possibilities of your nature, and
be whst you may be and what God wants
you to be, study the life of Christ. Head
it over and over in the pages of the gospels
till you get it by heart. See how He de
ported Himself; see how He faced trial,
met temptation, encountered difficulty; see
how He used His life; listen to His words;
ask vourself often how would Christ have
acted, what would He have said in this
case and in that, if He had stood here where
It is the mission of the Christian religion
to emphasize the pre-eminence of character.
That I know, has been sometimes half-forgotten,
but it has lain at the heart of Chris
tianity all the way through, nevertheless,
this truth of truths, that character is pre
eminent above everything.
Imagine a man reading the Bible for the
first time even the Jewish part of .it a
man with no prejudice, ith no previous
knowledge, who had never even heard the
names of Jew and Christ'an; he might miss
some things which we account important,
AETICLES OP OUK FAITH
he might not find; but this at least he would
discover: That the'God of the Bible is a
God of rightousness, and that He who has
made man in His own image, wants us to
L-e like Him. "Where will you open the
Bible, at what page soever, and find any
thing required ot man above character?
"What doth the Lord require of thee but
to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk
humbly with thy God " so say all the
prophets. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor a's
thyself." so savs the Master: so sav all who
walk in His steps. The Scriptures, old and
new, are ethical to the heart. God insists
upon a right life. "Nothing can take
the place ot it, the creeds are but reasons for
right living; the sacraments are but helps
toward character; the test of the whole
matter of religion is the fruit which it yields.
And as a tree is for the fruit, and not the
fruit for the tree, so is all religion for good
living, and valuable and true only as it
makes men good and brings out the image
of God which is in them.
This cannot be emphasized too strongly
this Christian truth of the supremacy of
character. It cannot be said too often that
no man can be a good Christian without be
ing a good man. Ko adherence to church
formularies, no attendance upon church
services," no participation in sacraments, no
amount of theological faith is going to avail
the man who is not daily striving after
character, who is not to his utmost living
honestly, honorably and helpfully among
his fellow men. "Little children, let no
man deceive you. He that doeth righteous
is righteous, even as He is righteous. He
that committeth sin is of the deril." There
is the clear mark of division. Every good
man is, sofar, a Christian. "Why call ye
me Lord, iord, and do not the things which
I say." "If thou wilt enter into life"
listen: "What is the great essential condi
tion? "What is required of a man who
would enter into life? "If thou wilt enter
into life, keep the commandments." What
an emphatic declaration of the supremacy
of character! George Hodges.
LATE tfEWS m BRIEF.
The Boston Stock Exchange has voted to
close Wednesday. May L
Richards. Albert has purchased theMt
"Vernon Hotel property and furniture for S100.
000. The King of Holland will go abroad on May
2, with the hope of effecting a complete cure of
The strike of the employes of the Vienna
r Tramway Companv has entirely ended, and
the directors of the company have resigned.
The Secretarv of the jfavy has directed
that all navy yards he closed on the 80th Inst
Studies and work at the naval academy will be
Messrs. Kasson, Phelps and Bates, tha
American delegates to the Samoan conference,
made a social call upon Prince Bismarck at 2.30
o'clock yesterday afternoon, in Berlin.
Rev. Messrs. Taylor, Edward es and Hooper,
who were captured by Bushirl, the chief of the
insurgents, and held by him for a ransom of
1,000, were released on the payment of the
sum demanded and have arrived at ZanzIbar.I I
The large flve-story building of tne Lowell
Manufacturing Company, on Market street
Lowell, Mass., known as the Carpet Mill, was
gutted byflre early yesterday mornlns. causin"
a loss of $200,000, as roughly estimated by Agent
The Quebec Government has served a pro
test on the Federal Government against any
settlement of the northern and northwestern
boundary question with Ontario without its
consent and without the question being settled
with Quebec at the same time.
The .New York Stock Exchange, the Con.
solidated Stock and Petroleum Exchange and
the CoSee Exchange will be closed on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The
Produce Exchange and the Cotton Exchange
will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
An international antl-s'lavery Congress
will be held at Lucerne in July next The
Papal delegate will preside, and Dr. Wind
thorst and Count De Mun, the well known Ger
man and French Catholic leaders respectively
and other prominent papists will atttend.
Tho Duke of Edinburgh reached Ports
mouth yesterday. His condition is better,
though he Is suffering from extreme weakness
and is confined to his bed. The Duchess of
Edinburgh was at Portsmouth, awaiting his
arrival. TTheDuke went direct to Portsmouth
traveling plght and day and made no stop on
While a -gang of Sew York pole choppers
under Foreman Hess, of the Department of
Public Works, was engaged yesterday in lower
ing a 25-foot pole, it suddenly fell without warn
ing, carrying with it Lineman Patrick Mullane,
who was engaged in cutting the wires at the top
of the pole. He sustained a compound fracture
of the left leg and ankle joint
S. J. Ritchie, of Akron, O., had an interview
with Sir John Macdonald Friday night relative
to the proposed visit to Canada of the inter
State Commission. The object of the visit is to
hold a conference with the Government on rail
way matters. The Premier said the Dominion
Government would be perfectly willing to re
ceive the commission, and suegested the end of
May or early in June as a desirable time.
Peter J. Nansett has been a prisoner on
hoard the schooner Carolina, at New Bedford,
Mass from Capo Verde Islands, for the past
week. He is not allowed to land nnder the
pauper law, because last fall, being ill, he
asked aid as a State pauper to send him to his
native land, from which he is now returned.
He has a wife anaUve children, and has him
self lived in New Bedford for 40 years. He was
a whaler for 20 years. Nansett claims that
rather than go back to the Islands he will com
This year beeins the enforcement of the
new license law in Boston, which limits the
number of licensed places in that city to "SO,
and as there "were over 2,000 applicants there
are 1.600 drinking places that must close by
MayL The list of rejected applications In
eludes some of. the most prominent dealers
within the city limits. There is not a single
sporting house in town except Councilman Billy
Mahoney's place, on LaGrange street that has
been granted a license. Among the noted
sporting resorts that, will have to close are
those of ex-Oarsman Thomas Bntler and
Sculler George Hosmer.
Judge a woman's refinement by her Per
fumery whether a loud disagreeable scent,
or the refined fragrance of Atkinson's Ex
tracts or Sachets. su
The celebrated X. 2C X 1855 Pure Eye
"Whisky, the finest in the United States, can
always be had at G. W. Schmidt's, 95 and
97 Fifth Ave., City.
Don't BiWtfae Special Sale
Of velvet carpets and Smyrna rugs at Ed
ward Groetzinge'f'BI"&i'jf and 629 Penn ave
nue, this week.
FniE-watch repairing, lowest prices, at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. "R-.FSU
TIKE A LONG BEST.
The Pittsburg Exchange Adjourns
Until Thursday Morning. .
BROKERS LIKE' PIGS IN CLOVER.
Permits Granted for Forty-Four Houses to
Help Supply a Great Want
MONET, MORTGAGES ASD EEAL ESTATE
At a members' meeting held on the floor
of the Exchange at 11 o'clock yesterday it
was agreed to adjourn until 10 o'clock
Thursday. New York, Oil City and Brad
ford took the same action. Some of the oil
men voted in the negative on account of the
critical-condition of the market, and the
risk the long interest would incur, but the
stock brokers almost unanimously favored
the proposition, as it would enable them to
swap ideas and probably bring holder and
buyer into closer relations. Business in
stocks has been so unsatisfactory for several
days that any kind of a change would be wel
come. The prospect is good for a stronger and
more active market when the traders face each
A Fonrth street real estato dealer was asked
yesterday what effect the completion of the
Government building would have on property
in that part of the city. He replied: "1 think
prices will go up. Tbey are already higher
than before the building was commenced.
There is good reason for this. Business will bo
drawn that way, and this is sufficient to en
hance values. A good class of buildings will
be erected, and those already up will be greatly
improved. All this means higher prices for
property. I would not be surprised to see an
advance of $500 to $1,000 a foot on Smithfleld,
below Fourth, within a year after the Govern
ment building is completed, and a correspond
ing increase on adjacent streets. It will have
the effect, also, of relieving Fifth avenne of the
crowds that hang around the postoffice every
evening, to the great annoyance of pedestrians
and obstruction to business. Fifth avenue
would be a better street if it were less
The building industry keeps well to the fore,
despite holidays and rainy weather. This Is of
especial importance to Pittsburg, as every
house pnt up supplies a want and adds to the
population. Forty-four permits were taken
out last week; the largest by the Allegheny Or
phan Asylum, for ten three and two-story brick
houses in the Twelfth ward. Tho next largest
was by J. B. Phillips, for six two-story brick
houses in the Twenty-hfth ward. The cost of
the U buildings is estimated at 5108.6S7.
Building and loan associations had their
origin in Philadelphia, where the earliest one
was organized in January, 1831, and they aro
said to have been the means of making 80,000
people owners of real estate. There are, about
SO in Pittsburg and vicinity, and their opera
tions have been very beneficial to the working
people. The number of associations in Penn
sylvania at present is estimated at 900, the ag
gregate capital at 65,000,000, and the total
savings paid into the associations in a year at
over $17,000,000. The total number of these as
sociations In the United States is estimated at
about 4,000, the accumulations held by them at
about $300,000,000, and the amount which will
be paid in the form of dues during tho current
year at about $65,000,000.
The superior attractions of Shadyside as a
place of residence have drawn unusual atten
tion to that pretty suburb, and considerable
property there has changed hands within the
last two or three weeks, the ageregate of the
sales being not much under $200,000. As might
be expected prices are pretty steep for fancy
properties, bnt they are quite moderate for
others, the former Eelling as high as $500 a front
foot Those less eligibly situated are from $50
to $250. This difference affords sufficient mar
gin to suit rich and poor, and to enaole almost
anyone to secure a home in one of, the most de
sirable places near the city.
A Pittsburg iron manufacturer, in a brief in
terview yesterday, attributed the nnsatisfac;
tory state ot the market to the demoralized
condition of the American merchant marine.
That trade is active in England, he said, was
due to the fact that the markets of Uje world
were open to that country, while the United.
States had to depend almost entirely upon the'
home demand, being practically shut out even
.from Mexico and South Amerioa. He added
that as President Harrison was known to be in
favor of improving onr trade relations abroad,
by opening up new markets, it was, probable
that some measure of relief would soon be
adopted. This is a subject in which Pittsburg
has peculiar interest.
The demand for mortgages keeps up and
there is not likely to be an abatement so long
as money continues plenty and cheap. Real
estate affords the best security for the surplus
capital of our citizens, and the fact seems to
have struck homo at last The number of
mortgages recorded during the week was 267,
aggregating $418,543. The largest were for $21,
000, $20,000, $18,000, two for $15,000 each, $11,700,
$10,000, and U for sums ranging from $5,000 to
$9,000 each. The usual rates were 4f5per
cent, but in a few cases 6 was accepted.
Stock Broken Think the Recess Will Im
prove the market.
There was no special movement in any of the
local stocks yesterday. The leading features
were increased strength in Wheeling Gas and
weakness in Philadelphia, the former advanc
ing to 33 and closing strong at that figure, and
the latter falling off to 41K- It was afterward
offered at 4l without purchasers. The pros
pective extension of the Philadelphia mains tp
the Bellevernon gas field may have had a de
pressing effect upon the stock, as, if carried
out it vt ould absorb about all the cash in the
treasury.hesides indicating a decreased amount
of gas from the present sources of supply.
Chartiers was dull and quiet Electric was un
changed and entirely neglected. The Tractions
were steady and quiet the only transactions in
them being a sale of 100 shares of Central at 33.
Nothing was done in Switch and Signal, which
hung around tho old figure, while the mining
shares were about as fiat as a boarding-houso
pancake. Bank stocks were in good demand,
but, as usual, onlv one or two were offered.
Brokers were hopeful that the recess would
result in stimulating business. There were
orders for most of the specialties, but thev are
below the market Bids, offers and sales
follow: .. . v. .
AlfeRheny National Bank.,,,,.,...,.... 63j
Bank of Pittsburg :. 7S ,.
Citizens National Bank...... 63 ..,
Diamond .National Bank ISO ;i,
Farmers' Deposit National Bank 400 ...
First National Bank, Pittsburg 170 ....
Fourth National Bank 126 ....
Freehold Bank 62 ....
German National Bank 325 ....
Mechanics1 National Bank 10S ....
iler. and Manufacturers' Nat Bank... 60
Metropolitan .National Bank 94 ....
Odd Fellows' Savlnps Bank 65 70
Pittsburg National Bank Commerc....230 ....
People's National Bank. 150 ....
Third National Bank 162 ....
Tradesmen's National Bank ,225 ....
Second National Bank, Allegheny.. ...ISO ....
Boatman's Insurance...... 35
German Insurance SS
Union Insurance GO
Allegheny Gas Company (lit) 33 ....
Pittsbnrg Gas Company (111.) ,.... 62 ....
Southslde Gas Company (111.) 28
Brldgewatcr Gas Co 40
Chartiers Valley Gas Co 63 S4H
Manufacturers' Gas Co 25 ....
Natural Gas Co. of V. Va 68 62
Ohio Valley Ua , 43
PennsTlvanla Gas , 22
Philadelphia Co 41 4l!f
Pine Kufi Gas Go.: 83 90
Westmoreland and Cambria ... 39
Wheeling UasCo 33 34
Tuna Oil Co ,. 67
Washington Oil Co ;. 75
Central Traction 29J( 30
Pittsbnrg Traction M MX
Pleasant Valley , 175
Allegheny Valley. 2
Pittsburg Junction K.B. Co 25
Pitts., McK. & Yough. B. It Co 56 ....
Pitts., On. &3t Louis 16 1..,.
Pitts. 4 Western, preferred J83( 19
Pittsburg and Birmingham 75 ...1
buspenslon Bridge Co 70 ....
TjiSorla-SIlnlng Co ,.. IK
SUverton Mining Co 1
ft estingbouse Electric. SS K
Union Switch and bignal Co 25 2SH
Westlnghouse Air Brake Co 1V3X 120
Westlnghouse Brake Co., Llm..i...... 64
Tho sales were 100 shares of Wheeling Gas,
at S3, to Jfnnaaeipnia at 41$, w Plttsbi
Traction at 5 and 100 Central Traction at
Belore call vu shares 01 Pittsburg and Wern
preferred sold at 19 and 260 Wheeling GM at
The total sales of stocks at New YorUiester
day were 47,020 shares, Including: .RiisOD,
PITTSBITRGI - .DISPATCH,
2,400: Erie, 1,050; LaTce Shore, 1,000; Louisville
and Nashville, 5,030; Northwestern, 2,930; North
ern Paclfla preferred, 2,200: Oregon Trans
continental, 1,310: Beading.6.GO0; Richmond and
West Point, 1,225; St Paul, 2,863; Union Pa
80J1ETHIKG GOING ON.
Facts and Figures Thnt; Tell a Story of
Last week's business at the banks was suffl
clently large to show that there is something
going on in Pittsburg besides sitting around
and complaining that "the times are awfully
dnll " While industrial and commercial activ
ity is no?so pronounced, to jndge merely from
surface indications, as in some former seasons,
there is a largo movement constantly going for
ward in all departments of trade that piles up
a huge aggregate or cash and keens everybody
busy to keep up with engagements. There has
never been a time in the history of the city
when business was in a healthier condition or
rested on a more satisfactory basis than it does-to-day.
To establish this statement beyond
cavil a few figures may be quoted. Here they
Balances ....( ,. ? S?
Exchanges for the week... ' '"'S$ U
Balances for the week...." "!&"?' J5
Exchanges, dally average "S-SS m
Exchanges week of 188?. !""""" 59
Balances week of 1888 ?-'5"5
Exchanges last week "JS&SX S2
Balances last week...., 35S"S2"S
Total exchanges to date, 1839 "S'JS'SS S?
Total exchanges to date? 1888 """ISpSX Si
Increase, 1889 over 1883 to date 22,325,660 03
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 1U per cent Prime mercantile paper,
3?i5 Sterling exchange dull but steady at
51 7 for60rday bills and $188 for demand.
Tha weekly statment of the NewYork banks,
Issued yesterday, shows the following changes:
Reserve, increase, $1,340,800: loans, decrease,
$982,000; specie, decrease, $819,800: legal ten
ders, increase, $2,201,800; deposits, .increase.
$16,800; circulation, " decrease, $7,000. The
banks now hold $13,426,950 in excess of the 25
per Cent rule.
The exports of specie from the port ofNew
York during the week amounted to 31,794,208, of
which 11.140.875 was in gold and $053,423 silver.
Of the total exports $1,024,299 in gold and S650.
423 in silver went to Europe, and $116,576 in gold
and $3,000 in silver to South America. The im
ports of specie for the week amounted to $167,
208, of which $110,619 was gold and $58,559 silver.
U.S.4K8. rcg 108 3ip8
V. S. 4S4S. coup 108 gipjg
V. S. 45, coups. 12S129
Currency, 6 per cent 1895 reg 12",,
Currency, 6 per cent 1896 reg.. 123$
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg utfJa
Currency, 6 per cent, 1898 reg 130
Currency, 6 per cent, lS99reg 132
Government and State bonds are steady and
New York Clearings to-day, $127,170,541;
balances. $6,327,411. For tho week Clearings,
$636,036,373; balances, $37,301,329.
Boston Clearings to-day, $15,096,027; bal
ances. $8,733,726. For the week, five days Clear
ings, $S0,012,292; balances, $733,726.
PHTtAUELPniA Clearings to-day, $12,379,110;
balances. $2,012,419. For the week Clearings,
$68,528,295: balances, $9,722,432.
' Baltimore Clearings to-day, $1,833,833; bal
Chicago Money onx call easy at65per
cent; time loans, 67. Bank clearings, $10,333,
000. St. Louis Clearings to-day, ?2572,436: bal
ances. $431,318. For the week Clearings, $15,608,
456; balances, $2,260,602.
London The amount of bullion gone into
the bank ot England on balance to-day is 30,000.
Paris Three per cent rentes, 87f for ac
count STILL AT SEA.
Tho Lons Adjournment Throws the Oil Mar
ket Into a Chaotic Condition.
The oil market was in a chaotic condition
yesterday, and while there was no particular
excitement the anxiety growing out of the
long adjournment from yesterday noon until
Thursday was very pronounced. With tha
bearish outlook in the field and other uncer
tainties, and with the market on the decline,
the main risk growing out of the recess, It was
thought was mainly against the longs, who
did not take advantage of selling at the top.
On the other hand, the shorts hajl no special
difficulty In getting all tho oil they wanted at
flat to 25 cents, showing abont the same condi
tion as prevailed on the decline from 90 to 80,
part of which time the longs had to pay from
25 to40 cents for carrying. Taking all, things
into consideration, it was the.opimon of some
of the most experienced brokers that tbe sus
pension would work no particular harm to tho
Bhort interest and might improve it Many of
the brokers opposed tbe adjournment but the
Governor ot New York having declared on
Friday that Wednesday wonld be a legal holi
day in that State, it was forced on Pittsburg,
it being too late for the other exchanges to re
consider their action and leave the exchanges
open on Monday.
As anticipated, the market opened off from
fc to Kc all along tho line. The first price
here was 85c. but it was almost immediately
hammered down to 84c, and fluctuated be
iween inab point auu coc umu near ino close,
when It weakened to 81Kc. JJc below the open
ing, where it stood at the finish. Trading in
puts and calls indicated considerable doubt as
to which side of the market would profit by the
shutdown, both being apprehensive of a snake
1 1.A HaO Put, irftn,- t Q07j? onrl Antic n.
,85c "There was considerable trading, but no
T,i,onf,11w HrffO Mnpl'l war. nntnn.
rZATUBIg OF THE 2IABKET.
Opened.,, ,...85 Lowest..,, , U
Highest. .-.!.. .65 closed.....t,.... SI,1
Buns - ,..., 62.153
Average :.. 47,004
bhlpments, , -. 81,194
Average , 73,625
Charters 5 , 67,500
Clearances .-. 2,191,000
lteflned. New York, 6J(,
New York closed S4J.
Bradford closed 84H.
Oil City closed SIM.
THOUSANDS IN IT.
Valuable Properly on Penn Avenne Chances
Bands Other Deals.
Black 4 Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
for the Bos3 estate the property No. 932 Penn
avenue, being a three story brick dwelling with
lot 24x110 feet through to Exchange alley, for
Geo. T. McConnell sold for the Collins heirs,
to A McQuillan, lot 20x100 on Harrison street,
near Forty-ninth, with frame dwelling of five
rooms, -for $1,525 cash.
Alles Bailey, 104 Fourth avenue, placed a
mortgage on property in the Thirteenth ward
for $2,800, for three years, at 6 per cent
Ewing & Byors, No. 107 Federal street sold
for J. K. Ewing to Mrs. Jones, a lot on Fleming
avenue, Eleventh ward, Allegheny, for $200
h. O. Frazier sold for William H. Elder,
Twentieth ward, two-story and mansard frame
dwelling of seven rooms, lot 12UxllO. to alley,
to Josephine P. Sheridan, for $2.u00 cash; also
placed a $1,100 mortgage on Sixteenth ward
property .for three years, at 6 por cent
Samuel W. Black fcCo., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to William S. Da is, for $5,800, a new two
story and mansard eight room brick dwelling,
with lot 24x124 feet on tbe west side of Atwood
street second dwelling south of Bates street,
John F. Baxter sold to Gustave A Dath lots
Nos. 33 and 34, Bank of Commerce addition,
frontage of 80 feet on Grazier street by
185 to a 20 foot alley, for fl.SOO: also lots Nos.
31, 65 and 66, Bank of Commence addition, ex
tended, Brushton station, triangular shaped,
fronting on Baxter street for $1,300.
SUPPLYING A WANT.
Tho Building Industry Keeps Fully Abreast
of tho Times.
Fourty-four building permits were taken out
last week, mainly for dwellings, the estimated
cost ot which Is $108,687. This is rapidly sup
"plying a want that is one of the-greatest draw
backs to the city a scarcity of dwelling houses.
The following is the list;
W. H. Wilson, one brick three-story addi
tion, 14x16 feet, on Grandview avenue, near
Eearsargo street, Thirty-second ward.
John Echment one frame one storied 16x32
feet on Grandview avenue, near Republic
street Thirty-fifth ward.
Simon Munro, one frame one-story addition,
8x12 feet on Carnegie street, between McCand
less avenue and Fif ty-thlra street Eighteenth
Geor'ce Smith, one frame one-story addition,
8x12 feet on Carnegie street between McCand
less avenne and Fitty-thlrd street, Eighteenth
J, B. Phillips, six brick two-story houses.
123x30 feet and 84x15 feet on comerof Twenty
third and Sidney streets, Twenty-fifth ward.
John Lyad, ten brick two-story 160x3 feet
and 10x12 feet on Smallman street between
Thirty sixth and Thlrty-Seventh streets, Fif
Roger Williams. M.TJ,, two stone and brick
two-story houses, 23x20 teet and 15x30 feet, on
Emerson street between Pennsylvania Rail
road and Adler street Twentieth ward.
John Lange, one frame one-story addition,
14x18 feet, on lot No. 121 Nineteenth street be
tween. Jane and Sarah streets, Twenty-sixth
wardr " '
Charles Wayne, oae frame mansard. 39x38
SUNDAY, APPJL 28,
feet, ou Sarah street betwecn-Twenty-second
andTwenty-thlrd streets. Twenty-fifth ward.
Elizabeth Beltzsomer, one framo two-story,
22x44 feet on Stanwix street, between Syca
more "and Virginia avenues. Thirty-second
Peter Sullivan, one frame two-story, 19x23
feet on Bangor Btreet, between Prospect and
Watches street Thirty-sec3nd"ward.
R. L. McCready, one frame two-story, 20x31
feet and 12x12 feet, on 4550 Penn avenue, Six
James Whitten, one frame two-story, 16x82
feet, on Harmar avenue, near Wayne, Thir
Carbon Iron Company, one frame one-story
addition on Smallman street, corner of Thirty
second, Fifteenth ward.
H. O. Waddle, ona brick three-story. 25x40
feet on corner Walnut Street and Filbert,
Twenty -first ward.
M. F. Bailey, one frame two-story, 38.3x36.6 on
Euclid street near Banm, Twentieth ward.
Edward Wind, one "brick two-story, 23x40
feet and 16x13 feet, on corner of Larimer and
Carver, Twenty-first ward.
Mrs. Nevergold, one brick two-story and
Mansard, 20x30 feet on Cabot way, between
Fourth and Fifth streets. Thirtieth ward.
Mcintosh, Hemphill & Co., limited, one iron
clad, two-story front building, 50x150 feet, rear
building 50x150 feet on River street, between
Eleventh and Twelfth streets. Ninth ward.
Mcintosh. Hemphill & Co.. limited, one
brick one-story building. 48x206 feet on Alle
gheny river bank, between Twelfth and Thir
teenth streets, Ninth ward.
Henry Whitman, one frame two-story, 17x17
feet, and 12x12 feet on Keystone street, near
Carnegie street Eighteenth ward.
A. CvHayer.ionebrlck two-story, 21x34 feet,
and 15x18 feet pn Fortieth street betweenPenn
avenue and Davison street Seventeenth ward.
Peter Heilman, one brick two-story, 22x32
feet, and 16x16 feet, on Auburn street, between
Larimer and Ashley streets. Twenty-first ward.
Peter Harnick, one frame two-story, 17.6x48
feet, on Huron street Twenty-seventh ward.
Clara B. Hundellng, one frame two-story, 20x
32 feet, on Plymouth street Thirty-fifth ward.
G. C. Qlnhansen, one briok two-story and
mansard front building, 18 6x18 feet, back
building 12x18. feet, on No. 2015 Sarah street
between Twentieth and Twenty-first streets,
Mrs. Mary Bushell, one brick two-front build
ing, 19x36 feet, and rear buildings, 14.6x15 feet,
on lot 38 Second avenue. First ward.
J. E. Blackmore.ono Ironclad two-story front
40x40 feot and rear 40x60 feet on lots 2ljS7, 39,
41 Smallman street Twelfth ward.
Allegheny Orphan Asylum, five brick three
story front buildings, 92x58 feet, rear build
ing 40x11 feet on corner Twenty-fourth street
and Penn avenue. Twelfth ward.
Allegheny Orphan Asylum, five brick two
story, 70x29 feot, on Mulberry alley, near Twenty-fourth
street Twelfth ward.
Mr. John McCaflerty, one frame one-story
addition, 10x12 feet, on Hiland avenue, near
Walnut street Twentieth ward.
A, Pew, one frame two-story, 40.6x42 feet on
Evahn street near Liberty avenue. Twentieth
James" Hugus, one frame two-story front
building, 16x20 feet back buildings 16x25 feet,
on Wabash avenue, near Main street Thirty
sixth ward. '
Robert Erskin, one framo two-story, 16x32
feet and 14x12 feet, on Bigelow street Twenty
Mrs. C. Harriets, one brick, three-story,
20x160 feet, 5158 Butler street Eighteenth ward.
William McCue, one frame two-story, 16x32
feet, on Natronia street, between McCandless
and Flftv-second streets. Eighteenth ward.
G. H. Scbanroeker, one frame one-story ad
dition, 12x12 feet, on lot 4010 North street be
tween Fortieth and Forty-first streets, Seven
Ll L. Duva, one brick two-story, 14x16 feet,
on Forty-fourth street near North street
Wm. McAllester. three brick two-story, 40x29
feet on Locust alley, between Fortieth and
Forty-flrtt streets, Seventeenth ward.
James O'Neill, one frame two-story, 20x28
feet on Forbes avenue, near Brady street,
Fourteenth ward. "'
George H. Gledhlll, four brick two-story,
19.9x32.6, on Bluff street, near Magee street
Beaty Bros., one frame two-story front build
ing, 20x29 feet, back building 18x25 feet on
Grazier street near Dill as avenue. Twenty-first
E. S. Webb, one stono four-story dwelling,
on No. 716 Fifth avenne. Fourteenth ward.
Liquidations on Both Sides of tho Stock
Market Completed for tbe Holla
days AtFirm ToneWltb n Close)
at tho Best Prices.
New Yor; April 27. The trading on the
stock market was the smallest for any Satur
day for a long time; and the changes in quota
tions were on a similar scale, although a stroug
tone was! developed and most stocks traded in
were left fractionally higher than last evening.
The advance, at the board -was small and the
holidays seemed already to have begun, as the
Interest In the speculation was reduced to tbe
smallest limits and the liquidations on both
sides of the account seemed to have been com
The heaviness of last evening, however, was
carried over to this morning, and first prices
were from to per cent lower than last
night's figures. The subsequent dealings devel
oped a little business in Atchison, Union Pa
cific and Reading, but the fluctuations were
confined to per cent,and sbowed no tendency
in cither direction, and the market settled
down to utter stagnation.
Toward the close, however, there was a
renewal of tho buying apparently for foreign
accountand Pullman and Xoulsville and Nash
ville showed marked strengtb, tho former
movinsr ud about 2 per cent and tbe latter 1
per cent, from its lowest point The movement
exieuucu w u purnuua ui tuo usk,uuncvci,
and though tbe trains wore confined to .small
fractions, the market closed firm though dull
at about tno oest prices reacneu.
The dealings in railroad bonds were on a
somewhat more liberal scale than those in
shares, bnt the total transactions were only
$890,000.; The tono of the dealings, however,
was rather mixed, and important changes are
few in number and principally among tbe In
active issue. Tbe Wabash Issues were the
strong point in the list. Among these which
are hizher. Keokuk and Des Moines flrst3 rose
2, to 105: Jersey Central convertibles, 3, to
12Si; Wabash seconds, 4, to 100, and the con-
vertiDie xoceipts, z, 10 iuu. xue iinaea luciuut;
Denver and Rio Grande Western assented, SU,
The sales of bonds for the week were materi
ally larger than those of last week, being $12,
761,000 against $5,036,000.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on tho" New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for, The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of liew York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fonrth avenue:
Open- High- Low- Ing
ins. est est Bids.
Am. Cotton Oil 5S ... .... MM
Atch.. lop. & S. F.... J m 5
Canaaian Tacific 61X 62A Bl SIX
Canada Southern 52M HH Ha S2K
Central of New Jersey. 86?5
CentralJfaeiac 36 36 83 38J,
Chesaneake & Ohio.... 1JK 17H 17M 17
C, Bur.&Qulncy..... 91 94H 94. Si
Cm Mil. Bt. Paul.. ..613? 65)4 e4j C3J4
C, Mll.&St. P.. pr. .... .. 105
C, KocKL&B S3 S3 S3 93
C, St. L. b fltts 16V
C, St. Ii. &Pitts. pf.. .... 33
C.. St. P.. M. & 0 33
C, St.P.,M. &0., pf. 93 83 93 93
'0. Northwestern.. ..1C6M lOflJS VXH 106
U.& Northwestern, pf. 139!i
Ool. Coal 4 Iron 21), 24Jf 24tf 24
Col. & Hocking Yal 19
Del.. L. &W ISI'A 137K 137f 137
Del. Hudson 136g
Denver &KloG 17
Denver & Bio U pr... S5 4S)i 4SX W&
E.T., Va. &Oa 9
E.T.,Va. &Ga., lstpr ra
E. T Va. & Ga. 2d pf. 22
Illinois Ceniral 1131 U3V 113 113
Lato Erie ft Western.. 18H li'A 18H 1854
Lake Erie ftTfest pr.. 59J4 58, 8SH 58H
Late Shore &M.S 103 103H 103 van
Louisville & Nashville. 673 C3 67JJ 68)j
Michigan Central- 87
Mobile Ohio 9K
Mo., K. 4Texas 12 12 12 11
Missouri l'acinc 70!? 71M 701 71
New York Central 107K 107H 107M 107X
N. Y.. L. E. & W 2SW 29k 283, 29
N.r.rL. .&W.oreno 7q" 7ia 70?f
N. Y., C. &SUV Kii
N. Y., O. t St L. pf. 72
N.Y., C. 8t.L.2dnf i 41(4
N.YAN..E Hi'A 43X 43K 43)4
N. Y..O. ft W J7
Norfolk ft Western IS
Norfolk; Western, pj.627 63J, B2,' MX
Northern l'acinc. .i 2SX
Nortnern Bacl&c pref. 61 61 61 61
Ohio ft Mississippi... 22V
Oregon Improvement; 49 4 41 4BJJ
Oregon Transcon W J2 82
PacincMall f , .... S65f
Feo. Dec. ft Evans.... 23)j
l'hlladel. ft Beading.. 44V -45K 44 43
Pullman Palace Car. ..192 M 192 191H
Bichmond ft W. V. T.. 28 28JJ 2654 20S
KichmondftW.P.T.pf .... - 80
St. Paul ft Dulutb 31
St. Paul ft Duluth pr.. 85 85 83 85
St P., Minn.ftMan...l00K 1003 10CK 100
St. L. ft San-Fran 23S 23ft 23SJ 23K
St. L. ft San Fran pf.. 602 BOH 6JK 601
St. L. ft San F.lst pr. - 111
Texas Pacific 2t 21 i21 21
Union Paclflc 60M 60!" 89 605,
Wabash 14 UH UK Wi
Wabash preferred 23 . 2SM 28 28
Western Union i 83f 85 85)4 85
Wheeling ft L.E 68K 66 65fc 65?S
National Lead Trust.. UK 21K 21H 21ft
A. AT. LandOr't7s.l08
Atch. ft Top. H. Jt. ., 42
Boston ft Albany.. .217
B., II. ft Erie 7s. i... 1
C B. ftU Sl.!i
Old Colony. 172
itntland preferred.. 33
Wis. Central, com... J8H
Calumet ft Hecla...a203
unn. Ban. ft uieve. 24
Eastern B. K 81
Eastern It It 6s...125
Flint iPereM. pro. 97
Mexican Cetu com.. 12!
N. Y. ANewEng... 43!
N. Y.ftNewfiftg 7I.126J
Osceola. ....--. 9
Bell lelephone 253
Boston Land 6K
Water Power 6
Tamarack , ,, , ,,r.l05JS
HYJi STOCK KAEZETS.
Condition of tho Market at tha Enst Liberty
Office of Pixtsbtteo Dispatch,
SATUBDAY. April 27, 1889 J
Cattle Receipts. 660 head; shipments.
520 head; mafket steady at unchanged prices;
no cattle shipped to New York to-day.
hogs Receipts.. 1.300 head: shipments, lsou
head; market slow; all grades, WS51 9a; 5
cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 1,000 bead: shipments, 200
head ; market slow at unchanged prices.
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fonrth avenne. Members .New York Stock Ex
Pennsylvania Kallroad -...53 65H
Beading Kallroad 22 9-18 23)4
lluflalo, Pittsburg and Western HX 12.,
Lehigh Valley 63H 53
Lehigh Navigation.., ii
Philadelphia and Erie 30
Allegheny Valley bonds 113s ....
Northern Pacific 25H 25J4
Northern PaclUc preferred 60H 61
Chlcngo Grain Market.
Chicago Tradlnc in wheat to-day was spas
modically active and the feeling unsettled,
prices advanced sharply from yesterday's clos
ing, but the advance was not sustained. July
opened lie highor and advanced c more, then
declined c and closed e higher than yester
day. Tbe early strength was due to firmer
Reports of severe wind storms in Dakota
and dry weather in the Northwest and that
rain will be badly needed there within a week.
together with reports that 14 boat loads of
wheat had been taken in all at New York yes
terday helped, to strengthen the market. The
shorts trovered freely. At tho advance thfire
was considerable realizing by NewTtork parties
who bought at the lower flgnres,belng sufficient
to cause a sharp reaction from top prices
reachcd,af ter which the market ruled steadier.
SITTINGS FROM JUSTICE.
Little Bits of Litigation Found Afloat In
Iieeal Quarters Yesterday.
A chaster was granted yesterday for the
Supreme Castle of tbe Ancient Order of the
Knights of the Mystic Chain.
W. A. Stone, Esa, yesterday confessed
judgment for the Montour Railroad Company
in favor of the Imperial Coal Company, for
04,911 50. The matter is a standing account
between the two companies.
The will of the late Gerhard Stratman, of
Allegheny, bequeathes S100 to St. Mary's Ger
man Catholic congregation of Allegheny. $200
to St. Joseph's German Catholic Orphan Asy
lum, and $50 for masses. Tbe rest of his estate
was left to his daughter, Fhilemina.
In the suit of the executors fit Samuel Rey
nolds against Matthew Cridge, an action grow
ing out of the transfer of some bonds of the
Evergreen Railroad, a verdict was rendered
for the plaintiff yesterday for $7.21 32.
Judge Ewing yesterday appointed Thomas
C. Lazear, C. L. Fitzhugh and William W.
Young as viewers in the matter of condemning
the property of Jacob J. "Vandergrif t for the
Purpose of building a lockhouse at the Herr's
A petition was filed yesterday for the disso
lution of tho charter of the Mutual Building
and Loan Association, of Banksville. The as
sociation was formed in 1882, and the shares
have matured, fulfilling the object for which
the association was organized.
Mits. Cathabine M. Neel yesterday sued
for divorce from Jordan S. Neel. She alleges
that for tho past ten years he has lived with
Annie M. Clark at Coal Center. Washington
county, and has neglected and dishonored his
wife by shunning her, and parading Miss Clark
as his wife.
Amono the suits for divorce, ju'st entered,
are Millie E. Gallagher against Patrick H. Gal
lagher, for desertion; Anson P. Norton against
Hannah Lucy Norton, for desertion: Andrew
Seitz against Ann Seitz, for desertion; Mary
Apn McFarland against John McFarland, for
desertion; Anna Dullard against Ernest E.
Bullara, infidelity; Edward Davis against
Frances Davis, infidelity.
An application was filed in court yesterday
for the dissolution qt the Central Mutual Bene
ficial Society of Saloon Keepers, a corporation.
It was stated in the petition that at a meeting
of tho association it was unanimously resolved
by the members to apply to tho court for a de
cree of dissolution. No reasons were assigned
for this course of action. The application was
signed by O. Heckmann, Secretary.
The will of Elizabeth Donavan, of McKeesJ
port, was filed for probata yesterday. Her
estate is left to relatives with the exception of
81,000, bequeathed to tho Rev. James Nolan,
Sastor of the St. Peter'a Roman Catholic
burch, of McKeesport, of which the de
ceased was a member, to bo used in paying off
tho indebtedness of the church; also $300 for
masses for the reposo ot her soul.
The Moot Court yesterday afternoon partlcl
pated in by thelaw students was held In Or
phans' Court room No. 2. John C. Shoemaker
acted as judge. The case heard was an action
for damages Detween J. P. McKirdv and M.
Silvey for damages to tho amount 'of $1,000.
Tho plaintiff was supposed to have met with
an accident on the promises of the respondent,
Messrs. McKenna and Wright represented the
plaintiff, and Mr. Went appeared for the re
spondeat. The Court reserved its decision in
Judge Magee yesterday decided the case of
the contest of election of Thomas Roach as
Justice of the Peace of Bethel township. A
petition had been filed by James Higbeo and
others, asking that the election of Roach be
declared illegal, null and void. The reason
given was that Roach, while he was a candi
date, also served as Inspector of Elections.
He received a majority of 13 votes over his
opponent, William woods. Judge Magee, in
his opinion, states that while it was Illegal for
a candidate for offico to serve on tbe Election
Board, yet tbe election of Roach as Justice Of
-the Peace was legal, and. he could not declare
it void. Tbe petition was dismissed.
Pnrchaso of Bonds to Date.
Washesgtoit, April 27. Tho total amount
of bonds purchased to date, under the circnlar
of April 17, is 5133,673,950, of which $50,463,550
were i per cents and 32,210,200 were 4 per
cents. The total cost of these bonds was S161,
550,125, of which $72,538,32 was paid for tbe 4
per cents and $89,011,293 was paid for tho i
Excursion to Homestead via tho P. Si Ii. E.
Sunday, April 22, to accommodate the
members and friends of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians who desire to attend the cere
monies of the presentation of a banner to the
Homestead Society, this company will run
a special as follows: Leave Pittsburg at
120 P. sr., city time; stop at Thirteenth,
Twenty-second and Twenty-sixth -streets;
returning, leave Homestead at 6 P. M., city
time. Round trip rate, 23 cents. Tickets
will' bo on sale Saturday at J. J. McCor
mick's, 401 Smithfleld St., and n Sunday at
the depot and Twenty-second street.
Don't Miss tbo Speclnl Snle
Of velvet carpets and Smyrna rugs at Ed
ward Groetzlnger's, 627 and G29 Eenn ave
nue, this week.
The family trade supplied with choice
old wines and liquors at G. W. Schmidt's,
93 and 97 Fifth Ave., City.
Feabsox leads them all in fine cabinet
photos; try him; you are sure to be pleased.
96 Fifth ave. and 43 Federal st.. Allegheny.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, She cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children.she gave them Castoria.
-TTTHTTNEY & STEPHENSON,
CT FOURTH AVENUE,
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. Drexel,
Morgan & Co., New York. Passports procured.
COMMISSION, X -
Railroad Mining mil I "Ti5i
Stocks. I Stocks. J UisU I Q
BOUGHT AND SOLD &$&
ban flb rancisco, Philadelphia or Boston Ex-
changes. Loans made at low rates of Interest.
bllshedl876. 4S- Weekly Circular FREE.
A. R. CHISHOLM & CO., 61 Broadway, N.
WHY HE WILL TALK.
A Good Reason for Making a Public
TBE CASE OP A BOSTON MM.
The Boston Traveller, under data of Jan
uary 12, 1889, has the following:
"Yes, I am perfectly well now, but I
would not for anything be in the condition
again I was in a short time ago."
The speaker was Mr. S. Weisbrod, whom
the writer found at his residence, No. 107
"At first," ha continued, "I noticed that
I was constantly catching cold, but later I
seemed to have a cold all the time. My
nose wonld be stopped, and there was a con
stant discharge from it. I could feel the
mucus dropping back into my throat.
JuV. 8. Weisbrod, 107 Warwick BL
"I was continually hawking and spitting,
especially the first three or fonr hours after
gettinz up in the morning. Physicians told
me my trouble was catarrh. My nose and
throat got so bad, and the disease was so
disagreeable, that I tried in every way to
get rid of it, but got only slight temporary
"I noticed that I had a heavy, racking
congb, which kept gradually getting worse.
It became hollow, and would be especially
bad in the morning. Any change in the
weather would cause my head and throat to
stuff up and my cough to annoy me more.
At night I had smothering spells, and
wonld have to sit up in a chair for' hours in
order to get my breath. There was a feeling
as though something was bonnd so tightly
around my chest that X could n6t breathe.
I was afraid I had asthma.
"I kept losing in flesh and growing thin
ner. My cough became hollow and more
persistent, and I could not walk even a
short distance without getting out of breath.
''My friends have since told me that they
thought I had consumption, and that they
never expected me to recover.
"A .short time ago, having read the state
ment of an acquaintance in the papers, I de
cided to place myself nnder tbe care of Dr.
Blair and his associates. I will simply say that
the result was at surprise to myself and my
family, and that I now feel well and strong.
All tbe disagreeable symptoms of my disease
have left me, and Ihave gained in strength, and
On handing the above notes of what he had
said to Mr. Weisbrod, be remarked:
'It may sound like an exaggeration to soma
who have not-been through what I have, but
that is exactly how I felt, and I will willingly
state so personally to any one. 1 make this
statement because I am pleased with my re
covery." A DANGEROUS WAT. .
Trodden br many, Perhaps, Without Know
When catarrh bas existed in the head and
upper parts of the throat for any length of
time, the, patient living in a district where
people are subject to catarrhal affection, and
the disease has been left uncured, the catarrh
. We are here to keep
were not here to do this, who can tell where
prices would go to? Judge from these
I2"c Percales for 8yc yard.
I2c Chambray Ginghams
for 9c yard.
Finest American Sateens for
Challis, light and "dark
grounds, for 6c yard.
Finest French Sateens for
i2"c )ress Ginghams for
6oc Black Henrietta, 42
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$1 00 Figured Shanghai Silks,
28 inches wide, for 59c.
$2 25 Faille Francaise for
$1 39 yard.
$2.50 Black Gros Grain Silk
for $1 63 yard.
Loot for Bargain Box,
1,000 pairs Kid Gloves,
$1 00 to $1 50 a pair, for 50c a pair,
IT IS HOUSEKEEPERS' WEEK IN THE BASEMENT,
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invariably, soaetimes slowly, extends dowil
the windpipe and into the bronchial tnbaalf
which tnbes convey the air into the di ffereat j
parts of thelungs. The tubes become affected"!
from the swelling and the mucus arisisgl
from catarrh, and in some instances becoaa i
Bluggednpso that the air'cannotgetiaasj
freely as it should. Shortness of breath "1S
lows, and the patient breathes with laDofj
and difficulty. 1
In other cases there is a sound oi cracklBjt
and wheezing inside the chest. At thfip
staee of the disease the breathincr is usually
more rapid than when in health. Tha paa
tient has also hot flashes over his body. "3
The pain which accompanies this coadi
tion is or a dull character, felt In the chet,
behind the breast bone or nnder the shoulJ
last a few days and then be absent for sev-
eral others, -the cough that occurs in tnaq
first stages of bronchial catarrh is dry,,'!
comes at intervals, Is hacking in character A
and usnally.most troublesome in the morn j
ing on arising or on going to bed at nigljl
ease extending in the lungs. JJ-
At first there may be nothing brought tra
by the cough; then there is a little tough,
tenacious mucus, wnica ma paueiit ouua -great
difficulty in bringing np. '
Sometimes there are fits of coughing in j
duced by the tough mucus so violent as to j
cause vomiting. Later on the mucus that is
raised is found to contain some particles of'j
yellow matter, which indicates that tha "4
small tubes in the lungs are now affected. j
With this there are often streaks of blood
mixed with the mucus. In, some cases tha s
patient becomes very pale, Has fever and ex-
pectorates before any cough appears. -m
w In some cases small masses of cheesy sub
stance are spit np, which, when pressed be I
tween the fingers, emit a bad odor; in other -
cases partrcles of a hard, chalky natnre are V
spit up. The raising of cheesy or chalky
lumps indicates serious mischief at work in '
In some cases catarrh will extend into tha
lungs in a few weeks; in other cases it may 1
be months, and even years, before the dis
ease attacks the lungs sufficiently to causa
serious interference with the general health. -When
the disease has developed to such a ,
point the patient is said to have catarrhal J
consumption. With bronchial catarrh there '3 -more
or less fever, which differs with tha differ
ent parts oi tne aay sngnt in tne morning,
higher in the afternoon and evening.
Sometimes during the day tha patient has a.
creeping, chilly sensation, which may last from
half an hour to an hour, the surface of tha
body feeling dry and hot. During the night,
near the morning; there may be sweats. Such,
sweats are known as night sweats.
The pulse is usually more rapid than normal,
and the patient loses flesh and strength. A
fresh cold is all that Is needed at thi3 point to
develop rapid consumption. In some instance
the natient loses strength and flesh slowly. '
The muscles gradually waste away. Then tha j
patient gradually regains soma of the strength
only to lose it again. I
A weak stomach and a dislike for food, which; i
seems to have lost its taste, cause tha patients
to think that he nas a disease at the stomach I
instead of thelungs. With these diarrhea uju
allv occurs and there is the same disturbance
of the kidneys. In bronchial catarrh the voice
onen Decomes wea&, uus&y ana uoarrc. xiieru
is a burning pain in tho throat, with difficulty
Are located permanently at
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prices down. If wej
50c Mohair, 44 inches wide,3
lor 49c yard.
60c Cheviot, 40 inches wide,
for 34c yard. .'4
22-inch Printed China Silks
50c Henrietta Cloth for 340
$1 50 Faille Francaise Silk
for 89c yard.
$1 00 Black GroS Grain'
Dress Silk for 74c yard.
$1 25 Fancy Striped Surah'
Silk, in new effects, for 79c
70c Black Henrietta Cloth1
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50c Colored Satins for 25
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