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Opinions About the Merits of
the Various league (Ms.
HOME CLUB PBOSPECTS.
Weak Hiltin: the Greatest Daiger
Ahead of the Boys.
COMMENT ABOUT THE SCUtLERS.
Britishers Think Searle's Intentions Are a
GOSSIP ABOUT THE LEADIKG PUGILISTS
Eight or wrong, the time has come when ire
must talk about baseball; that has to be oar
heading theme whether we will or no. There
is something amusing in this fact, because
theTery people who seem to show their
pride of intellect by saying: "You'll lead
with baseball, of course. It's baseball this
and baseball that," are the ones who nearly
go wild it all that matter which, in their
immense wisdom, they call "bosh" is
not in the paper. Certainly we
all must bow to the inevitable
and just as sure as we cannot stop the sun from
shining is the f act that e must talk about
baseball I haTe eTery license to say that there
never as a time when any sport or pastime
was more productive of cranks or enthusiasts
than baseball is. In this statement we need not
exclude the period of the Gladiators of Rome.
Well, the past week has been a tolerably fair
one for baseball. Certainly it has been a great
improvement on the week previous. The
weather, while not of the kind we
desire, has not been as bad as that of
the opening week. The games have beeu bet
ter.generally speaking. There has not,however,
been a very good opportunity to Judge of the
particular merits or demerits of any particular
club. ve have had proof to guide us certain
distance, but that distance is not far. One of
the particular proof s is that Boston will sot
win the pennant. It is early in the race to
make any predictions yet, but I will be one
among the many who will be extremely sur
prised if Boston comes out first at the finish.
ne trutn is tnat Pittsburg, to my
mind, looks more formidable than
Boston. I say looks, because as
already stated there is little of a tangible kind
to deal with. There is, as I have stated weeks
ago, a fatality about Boston that is singular.
and it seems to me that the fatality is just as
strong this jear as at any time previous. I
nope I don't offend an) body when 1 say that
the pitching power of Boston is not as strong
In reality as it appears on paper. New York
has not by Ay means displayed first-class form
yet Welch will doubtless be as effective
as in the past, and we have yet to
see how the "Immortal Tim" will show
up. There is little fear of Timothy,
however, and he and Welch Bill be the great
Jonahs who will hoodoo opponents. The most
dangerous opponent that the present cham
pions have are the Phillies. There is a team
that will blight the prospects of many people
wno are aspiring for championship honors.
Taking everything into consideration the
Phillies are a better lot than the Bostons. The
Phillies may be weak in batting, but look at
their pitchers. They are on an equality with
Pittsburg in the pitcher's box. Chicago has
c not shown its full strenzth yet
The Home Team.
, The borne club has done tolerably fair so far,
but nobody will claim that championship form
has been shown yet. There has been a display
of the old falling weak batting. Of course in
ne-or two games, the boys have knocked the
ball arouna, bnt there has been an absence of
that steady hitting which characterizes a
champion team. Every poor club now and
again has a batting streak, bnt the winning
team is that which hits steadily. Bnt the weak
hitting of the team bo far has not been so bad
as the poor display of the pitchers. Btaley is
the only man of the lot who has shown up la
anything like good form. Conway did well
enough In the game he pitched, but he must
be tried more throughly. There is
little fear of Conway, however, and
less of Garvin, Jimmy will get all
right The uncertain quantity is Morris.
Edward is jnst about the most uncertain man
that ever went into a box to pitch. And he is
a good fellow and an excellent pitcher. If
Morris would make a desperate resolve to
pitch extraordinary ball I firmly believe be
could do It.
The' Amateur Lencnes.
There is much to be proud of in the amateur
baseball leagues of Allegheny county and the
western part of the State. I often think that
there is, comparatively speaking, more self
sacrifice in the interests of the national came
In these small leagnes than in any of the large
organizations. Among the little bodies it is
Invariably all outlay. The gentlemen who put
up the money never anticipate to make any
vront. Their only wish is to "get out even."
This spirit Is certainly worthy of encourage
ment and is one of the elements that keeps the
national came as pure as it is. The players
also sacrifice money to a very great extent by
losing work and in many Instances helping the
club generally. One of the stockholders of the
TJniontown club, speaking on this matter the
other day, said to me: "We have invested
(2,000. There are ten of us and we hare
each pnt up our 200 without any wish
to make or expectation of making
a cent. We only want onr own money, that Is
the capital, back. What we desire is to have a
ball team that will win the Western Pennsyl
vania League pennant. It is this local pride
and love for the national game that prompts us
to this enthusiasm. Our salary list is about
1700 per month, and it we do not make a suc
cess oi tne team it is not our xauit." Almost
all the local amateur clubs are kept up in a
way similar to the above This seems to prove
conclusively that baseball Is only in its infancy
Think It Looks Queer.
Some of the English sporting authorities are
somewhat suspicions about Henry Searle's
sudden resolve to leave Australia and row in
England for 'the world's championship. His
very sudden change of mind on the matter is
taken to indicate that everything is not square.
Of course this is not stated in plain terms by
the authorities across the water, bnt it is inti
mated quite plain enough to understand. One
or the leading authorities who takes this view
is the London Referee, and I think I cannot do
better than give its opinion in its own words,
or at least the cist of what the referee says,
because the quotation is too long, Searle not
long ago In fact, the other day declared that
"Australia was for the Australians," and that
he would on no account leave his native land
to contest for the title that he had
won. He despised Teemer when the lat
ter was beaten by O'Connor. There are
two Australian bookmakers In England sow,
and simultaneously with their appearance
Bearle cabled the fact of his willingness to row
in England. The entire tenor and spirit of this
authority is to show that the entire effort or
arrangement of the proposed race is question
- Another YIew of It.
' Doubtless Searle's sndden resolve to journey
to'England might be better explained by him
self than by anybody else, but there are a few
apparent facts connected with the case that
ought to have some influence. In the first
place it is quite probable, in fact I think it is
certain, that Searle thinks that there is more
money to win by leaving Australia to row than
by remaining there. Dozens of men have been
prompted to leave home by this same expecta
tion and doubtless dozens more will be simi
larly influenced. We all know by reports that,
mnniiv sneaking Australia's entire ex.
cheauer would be invested on Bearle were he
His countrymen think
to row anyoouy w"-,
him a wonder, and they nave a ngnt to, per
haps because f the goad Australians he has
beaten. It is, then, quite clear that were
he to row la Australia the odds would be eon
elderably In bit favor. On the other hand,
If he rows In England opinions as to his merits
compared with O'Connor would be much more
divided ana there certainly would be much
more money for O'Connor in England
than there would in Australia; But Searle has
waited lninr f nr & race in Australia, and he has
plven Teemer a chance both before and after
the latter was beaten by O'Connor. It is true I
i that there are two of AaftralU.'s leading book- I
makers in nedad at Meceftt. fet if their I
iueion is entirely to paec mkm,
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Barely this fact of itself does not mean there is
anything wrong. Searle must have backing
somewhere. Altogether it seems to me that,
assuming Searle to be the best rower in the
wond, be is doing the best thing possible in a
financial sense, by leaving home to row.
Is O'Connor Getting; Stale?
During a conversation I had with John
Teemer the other day he expressed the opinion
that O'Connor is likely to become stale this
year because of overwork. Teemer remarked
that the Canadian has been in training, at least
at work, for nearly two years. This, Teemer
thinks, will take much of the vigor out of
O'Connor. Enh. Morris, the level-headed
veteran of the scull, was present and ventured
quite a contrary opinion, and gave an excellent
reason and illustration as to why he should not
be. Morris took the general ground
that a young man with a good physique
will not get stale if he trains properly.
In support of this he cited the case of Hanlan,
arguing that he is not even stole yet Hanlan
has certainly done more rowing than probably
Searle will ever do, and it was rather a surprise
to me to hear both Morris and Teemer declare
that in their opinion Hanlan is just as good to
day as be ever was. Hanlan has certainly a
better idea of training than anybody I know of;
that Is, he can take care of himself better than
anybody else can. But if he is as good to-day
as he ever was what about the Australians!
They must be veritable wonders and the easiest
way to make a fortune is for us to beg, borrow
or steal money and Invest it on Searle against
O'Connor or anybody else on this continent
The opinions of such men as Morris and
Teemer on matters of rowing certainly demand
attention, but I am afraid that Hanlan of four,
five or six vears ago was much superior to the
Hanlan of 1S89. x
Two Tnrf Surprises.
During the week there have been two sur
prises on the turf; one in England and another
in America. The former was the defeat of the
great Donovan by Enthusiast for the 2,000
guineas. It had been thought that nothing in
the shape of a horse could defeat the speedy
son of Galopln, but the Sterling stock caused a
surprise as it has many times before. Of
course there are mini who claim that Dono
van was a shads off, but his running with!
Pioneer, who was tnira to uonovan-s second,
does not show that there was much wrong with
the latter. One thing, I think, has already
been settled, viz., that Donovan is not by any
means another Ormonde. The other turf sur
prise was entirely of another kind. It was the
running of Proctor Knott for the $2,000 stakes
at Nashville. That he did not win the stakes
does not at all tarnish the fame of that won
derful runner; indeed, tihen it is considered
how his head was almost pulled off
to allow his stable companion to win
his performance is Jnst as remarkable as if be
had won with ease. The surprise lay in the
fact that as a 8-year-old he showed up in just as
remarkable form as be did last year. During
the last few weeks so many reports have been
in circulation regarding the horse's form that
many people did not at all expect to see Proctor
juioit oispiayno mucn speea ana iiuuk
Kynn'e Latest Defeat. .
The paths of life of pugilists are very uncer
tain and lead to strange terminations and
places. When Paddy Ryan, a few years ago,
fought and defeated old Joe Goss who would
have thought that Patrick would in the future
be knocked down and pounded by a little
newspaper reporter. None of us would for a
moment have even dreamt of the big, robust
and athletic Faddy being knocked into bed for
two or three days by a little newspaperman.
Such is the fact however, according to reoorts
from San Francisco. Mr.Hyan, wearetold.of
f ended the somewhat sensitive little chap, of the
newspaper fraternity whose name was Wells.
Mr. Wells, regardless of his insulter's great
prestige in fistic circles, used bis fists, bat.
tered Paddy's face and knocked him down so
often that he couldn't get up. Poor Paddy
Ryan, and is all thy glory of Collier station to
be sent to oblivion by a member of that impe
cunious, flat-chested and small-muscled class
the newspaper men! Poor Ryan, be has had
many defeats m his time, but this last is the
most excruciating to him and his admirers. As
far as I can learn, however, there is one good
feature in it that is, Ryan deserved the pound
ing he got Ryan is not the only man who now
and again make attempts to tramp rough-shod
over either newspaper men or anynody who are
supposed to be marks. It is fortunate, how
ever, that now and again what is termed a snag
is stuck, and more than meets the eye is found
to exist even among newspaper representatives.
About the Psglllsts.
There has been comparatively little doing
among the pugilists this week. The only con
test of anything like note was that between
Murray and Lyman. In some respects it was
somewhat of the old time order. The men are
of the smallest kind of "bantams," bnt Murray
evidently can hit hard. He won the battle, but
only by almost pounding the head off Lyman.
Murray will certainly be heard from again.
There is nothing new in the proposed battle be
tween Carney and Jack McAuliffe. The latter
is holding out for a ten-round contest and Car
ney wants the bona fide system of to a finish In
the good old fashioned way on the turf. So far
McAuliffe has refused to comply with this
offer, and in refusing I cannot for the life of
meee why he can still claim any champion
.hip title. Who ever heard of a ten-round fight
for A bona fide -pugilistio championship
title? A ni-vT who reluses to fight another
at equal weight under rules that custom has
made venerable and general, cannot have any
claim to first honors. That's all there's in it
Of coarse the ten round idea is more of a
money affair than anything else. A contest of
that kind would, without doubt be a profitable
affair to all concerned, and McAuliffe would
probably be the winner. Bnt it is no way in
which to contest for an international cham
pionship. It is not likely that McAuliffe will
cross the Atlantic for a few weeks, at least
He and his party will probably wait and see
what is going to come of the Sulllvan-Kllraln
affair. If ever these two men get into a ring
together w e may expect a large Importation of
British pugilists and sporting men to this
country. The British are turning out boxers
much, faster than wo are in this country, and
they, no,doubt, think they have a few Cham
plons among their large numbers.
John L. Sullivan has made another resolve
about training. This time he has declared that
he will remain at the seaside until a week or
two before the date of his proposed fight with
Kilraln. He will then leave the seashore and
go near the battle ground. I imagine that there
is something singular in Sullivan's staying in
the bnsv and nonulous East while trainine. His
life has emphatically proven that it is the last
place neougntiogoto. nereioiorenenas fallen
a victim to the smallest temptations, and it is
certain that his moral fortitude is no stronger
to-day than It ever was. Of late years training
him has been one of the most difflculttasks that
a human being could undertake. Sullivan's
training quarters ought certainly to be "far
from the madding crowd." Why he is to be
kept in a way that in the past has proven a fail
nre I don't know. We may expect Kilraln. ac
companied by Mitchell at least shortly. Judg
ing from reports their boxing exhibitions have
not been very successful in England. The un
satisfactory collapse of the Smith-Mitchell af
fair evidently had a bad effect on boxing.
AS DEAD AS A BOOB NAIL.
Speculation aa to the Probablo Origin of a
Washington Post I
A. gentleman who signs himself a for
eigner asks us: "Will you please inform
me why a door nail is deader than any other
kind of a nail?" The expression "dead as
as a door nail" is a very old one. It goes
back of Shakespeare's time. Indeed, it is
used by Shakespeare in the following
Falstaff "Whatl is the old King dead?
PutolAn nail in door.
Dean Swift uses it in his "Conversation
at the Dinner Table," andThackeray speaks
of it as an expression born before the six
teenth century, though we do not know
where it was used as early as that. The
meaning of it is somewhat interesting. In
the old days when knockers were first used
on doors the knocker was stiuck upon the
head of a nail, which was called the ''door
nail." Subsequently the nail cave nlaee to
a lion's head or some other design, but it
was still called the door nail. The faet that
this "nail" was repeatedly pounded on the
head by the heavy metal knocker probably
suggested, as well it might, that nothing
could oe aeaaer man a aoor nail.
Silks Several special good bargains
this week in black silks, gros grains, failles,
armnres and rhadames at prices below cost
of importation. Huous & Hacks.
Spring Newmarkets at Half Price.
00 imported newmarketi at halt their
value to close out, this week, at Eosenbaum
If you go to Pearson for photographs you
are sore of an elegant likeness and finer fin
ished photos, than you will get elsewhere.
Idlewtu) awnings, entirely new,- at
Xaux& Sea's, 7d,fi36 sua. te-
STILL IN THE SWIM.
Business Hereabout Holds Its Own,
and Considerably More.
LARGE GAINS OVER LAST YEAR.
Tne Week's Operations is Money, Petroleum,
Stocks and Eeal Estate.
fSHITS ISSUED FOB 44 BFUDISQS
Business last week was so good, notwith
standing the protracted holiday at the Ex
change, that even the chronic growlers had
nothing to say except in commendation.
Stocks at times showed a retiring disposi
tion, bat they firmed up and closed at about
the best prices. Sales for the five days fell
but little short of 0,000 shares, of which
Philadelphia and "Wheeling Gas and La
Horia contributed about one-half. Petro
lenm suffered a relapse and finished weak.
Lima oil is what ailed it Iron failed to
respond fully to the hopes of the makers,
bnt there was more inquiry and a better
feeling. Beal estate was strong and active,
with a growing demand for suburban lots.
There were 220 transfers, Involving nearly
11,000,000. Jobbers report a good country de
mand and a fair movement of the staples in
that direction. Collections were easier.
Quick transit is rapidly enhancing the value
and desirability of suburban real estate, which
is being taken up so fast that laggards are
likely to get left Here is an Instance. About
a week ago 190 lots at Maple wood, just back of
Wllklnsburg, were put on the market Up to
noon yesterday 62 of them had been sold,
and applicants were on file for nearly half as
many more. Verily, real estate is a lively com
modity. T like the way business is moving," re
marked a Fifth avenue merchant yesterday.
"It is not wild and exciting, blazing up like a
rocket to como down like a stick. It may be
described as slow and sure. This enables people
to think before acting, look before leaping, and
so avoid mistakes. Everything is moving along
nicely; even the Iron market is bracing up.
That labor is well employed at remunerative
wages is shows by the steady accumulation of
funds at the savings banks and y the large
sales of real estate to working people. I have
never known a time when business of all kinds
was in better shape than at present."
The building industry holds its own and a
little more. Forty-four permits were issued
last week, the total cost of the houses being
estimated at $113, 70C. The two largest were by
Brown, Veraer Co one for 13 three-story
brick dwellings in the Nineteenth ward and the
other for eight dwellings of the same material
and Size in the Twentieth ward. About 200
permits were taken out last month. Pittsburg
If there are any Pittsburgers who want to
"go West" here Is a good opening. There are
public lands still undisposed of and open to
settlement in 19 States and 8 Territories, a
large proportion of which compares favorably
with those coveted acres in the Indian Terri
tory. These hinds vary in price from tl25to
13 0 an acre, are accurately surveyed and can
be secured on application without risk of
future disturbance, with every right and title
established by document The total area of
these available lands in acres is 1,815,604,117. of
which Illinois has 85,485,098 and Indiana 21,637,.
760. Ohio V5.68l.97ft, Wisconsin 8i,6U,S&3 and
That some of the banks are closely loaned up
doesnot by any means imply that money is be
coming scarce. Itls still loaning as low as IK
2 per cent in New York and 53 here, with
much more offered than taken. Everything
points to an abundant supply at low rates all
A LITTLE .STB0HGER.
Stock'Trading Rather Blow, but a Setter
There was a conservative feeling among the
stock brokers when they came together yester
day, and the result was that a comparatively
small amount of business was transacted, only
275 shares changing hands. The only shares
traded in were Philadelphia Gas, Pittsburg
and Western preferred, Central Traction and
La Noria, all of which were fractionally higher,
and closed at the best prices of the day. The
rest of the list was steady and dull. Bids,
offers and sales follow:
Pittsburg, Pet. Stock and Metal Ex.. ..510
AlieghenT National Hank. 63 ....
Commercial National Ba.nk 105
Diamond national Bank ISO
Exchange National Bank SI
Farmers' Deposit National Bank 400
Fourth National Bank., 12S ....
Freehold liank. 52 ....
Iron City National Bank SI ....
Keystone Bank of 1'lttsDurg COW
Mechanics' National Bant 105
Mer. and -Manufacturers' Nat. Bank... so
Metropolitan National Bank 93
Odd Fellows' bavlngi Bank 65
Pittsburg Bank for bavlnn 230K
People's Saving. Bank or Pittsburg.. ..150
Third National Bank KB
Tradesmen's National Bank 220
German American Insurance 51
Tentonla Insurance .? 50
Allegheny Gas Company (111.) 33
East End G Co. (111.) SO
Pittsburg Gas Company (111.) 62
bonthalde Gas Company (1U.)
Bridge-water Uaa Co 40
Chartlers Valley Gas Co an
Wheeling Gat Co..
Forest Oil Co SO
Central Traction , SO
Pittsburg Traction MX
PltUburr Junction It. B. Co 24
Pitts. & Western B. B. Co 10V
Pitts. & 'Western K. R. CO., prefd ie3
N. Y. 4C. Gas Coal Co 35
La Noria Mining Co lg
DUTenon uiduik v..
Union Switch and blgnal Co 25
WestlnghonseAlr Brake Co 1:4
Westlnghonse Brake Co., Lim 64 ....
Pittsburg Plata Glass Company, 180 igg
The sales were: 100 shares of Philadelphia
Gas atSSKt SOatSi 60 Pittsburg and West
ernpref erred at 10; SO La Noria at 1U, and 76
Central Traction at SQ.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 123,756 shares, including Atchison,
18,660; Louisville and Nashville, 2,500; Missouri
Pacific 2,550; Northern Pacific preferred,
6.850; Oregon Transcontinental, 8,600; Reading,
16.200: Richmond and West .roint, 4,835; 8t.
Paul, 7,110; Union Paclfle, 7,050; Western
Union, 8,032. -
HONEY. IN GOOD SHAPE.
Clearing House Figures Still Gnlnlng on
Those of Lost Tear.
The local money market was active yester
day, checking being the feature. Discounting
was of fair volume on the usual terms, 56 per
cent, according to time and collateral. Honey,
though less abundant than a month ago, is' still
plentiful, and there are no fears of a stringency.
Clearings for Ave days last week exceeded those
of the f nil week last year br nearly 1230,000.
Figures for the day, week and year to date fol
low: Exchanges 12,239,692 60
Exchanges for the week ., 12,267,012 27
Balances for the week , 2,061,867 St
Exchanges, dally average 2,43,402 43
Exchanges week oflSSS 12.072.7C8 04
Balances week of 1SS3 2,791, Wl 2S
Exchanges last week ;, 15,67,938 24
Balances last week 3,210,725 Si
Total exchanges to date, 1889 221, 7G 692 38
Total exchanges to date, 1SSS 190.112.663 05
Gain. 18SB overlSSS to date... 22.518.S24 21
Money on call at New York, yesterday, was
easy, with no loans, closed offered at 2 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper, 835 Ster
ling exchange quiet but arm at $4 b7 for 60-day
bins and H 80 for demand.
The weekly report of the New York banks,
issued yesterday, shows the following changes:
Reserve, decrease. 53,904,375: loans, increase,
81,025,800; specie, Tlecrease, $3,703,300; legal ten.
ders. decrease, J2M,400; deposits, decrease,
8181.300; circulation, decrease. 810,800. The
banks now hold 89,572,575 in excess of the 25
per cent rule. v
The exports of specie from the port of New
York during the week amounted to $3,867,677, of
which 88.1S6.277 was gold and I18L800 silver.
Of the total exports $2,601,340 in gold and 8171
060 in sliver went to Europe, and 8834,987 in gold
and 87,309 in silver to South America. The im
ports of specie for the week amounted to 9618,
671, of which 8504,658 was gold and 811,013 Bil ver.
U. S. . rer 105
U. 8. 4 lit, OOUPi.. ,10S
U. 8. 4a. re. . .12014
" " JHd
Currency, 6 per cent 1866 rer.., Hi QUO
Cnrnncyr s per cent, 1897 reg .......lr
Currency, Spercent, ISSSreg. 129
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg 1
Government and State bonds were Arm and
New YobK Clearings to-day, 8148,154,381;
balances, 87,678,223. For the week (four days)
-Clearings, 8473,158,025: balances, 828,261592.
BosTOtf-Olearlngs to-day, 817,63,819; bal
ances, 81,862.791. .For the week (five days
Clearings, 885,095,180; balances, 810,240,46a
PHHJllKi.PniA Clearings to-day, $13,672,987;
balances. $1,728,730. For the week-Clearings,
865,007,093; balances 89.085,817.
Baltimore Clearings to-day, $2,176,937; bal
Chioaqo Money easy and unchanged. Sank
8t. Lotus-Clearings, $3,843,345; balances,
$453,379. For this week-Clearings, 810,101,762;
Pabbs Three per. cent rentes, ?7f 65o for
OIL STILL BEOFPINQ.
A Weak and Lower Dlarkct With Very
The oil market opened and closed weak yes
terday. The highest price was 85c at the
opening, and the lowest 800 at the close. Fluc
tuations were too narrow for profitable scalp
ing, and the trading was light at all the maiw
kets. The situation was never more unsatis
factory. Scarcity of certincates and high
charges for carrying deter tho shorts from sell
ing, while the longs can't unload except at a
loss. To this may be added, as another and
important discouraging feature, a total lack of
A broker said: "It is becoming clearer everjj
aay mat me oianaara is at tne oououi ui ue
trouble. Time was when it had more oil than
it could handle; it was very glad of the help of
the Exchange. Now that it can handle all of
Its stuff it gives the Exchange the cold shoul
der. I wouldn't be surprised if it should knock
u s out altogether. It has already squeezed all
the money out of tho business."
A. a McQrew a Co. quote: Puts, 84; calls,
TEATUKIS Or THE 1ZABXXT.
Onened 5 VI Lowest
Bnns .,., M.754
Charters ". ..... 87,SS1
Average , 43,680
Keflned. Mew York, 185.
Kenned, London, SK.
Kenned, Antwerp, fsH.
New York closed Sift.
Oil CI tv closed 84;8.
Bradford closed 84.
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THE BEST INTESTHENT,
Several Parcela of Heal Estate Snatched
Up The Latest Deals.
Alles 4 Bailey, 164 Fourth avenne, sold to
Reese Price, for 8.8. Mason, No. 65 Marion
street, a brick dwelling of six rooms and all
improvements, lot 24x103 feet, for $3,700 cash.
BamuelW. Black i Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold for Mrs. Cain three lots in the Thirteenth
ward. Pittsburg, for 8S00L
L. O. Frazler, corner of Forty-fifth and But
ler streets, sold for Alois Scblrra, No. 8920
Mifflin street,Sixteenth ward. new frame dwell
ing of five rooms, 1st 20x101 feet to a 20-toot
alley, to Morgan Bowen for $2,900 cash.
O. H. Love sold for the Anschntx heirs a
three-store brick bnildlng, No. 192 Ohio street,
Allegheny, lot 21x80 feet, for 813,000.
Black & Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
George W.AcklinforS. E. Lloyd, a lot on
Bayard street, Belleficld, being 60x181 feet, for
$2,250. They also placed a mortgage on Forty,
fourth street property for three years at 6 per
cent ana no state tax.
W. W. McNeil & Bro 105 Fouth avenue, sold
for George Bippert to Adam Davis, a frame
house of five rooms, with lot 20x60, being No.
71 Hamlin street, Fifth ward, Allegheny, for
82.000 cash. They also sold for Adam Davis, of
Klttanning, Pa., a farm of SO acres, with good
seven-room frame house, barn and stables, in
Trumbull county, Ohio, about 1 miles west of
Sharon. Pa., and placed a mortgage of $800 for
three years, at 0 per cent, on property In the
Second ward. Allegheny.
Samuel J. Fleming, 147 Fourth avenue, sold to
T. V. Brown a brick house of eight rooms,
..HI. t.f 4J.1V1 am CbmIi at..A QAM.hnM. ,
86,800 cash. They also sold a frame house of
lour rooms on ueaiora avenue, xnira warn, to
William J. Veis for 2.000. and ulaced a mort
gage of $a,O00 on Allegheny property for four
years at o percent.
John F. Baxter sold to W. H. Moffltt two
lots, Nds. 88 and 39, Bank of Commerce addi
tion extended, near Wllklnsburg, having a
frontage of ICO feet on Baxter street, by 160
feet in depth, for 81,100.
Hart 4 Wilkinson sold the Btrlckler home
stead on Negley avenue for 821,800.
A GOOD KttCOBD.
Homes for the People Gojng TJp With Re
Building operations were actively prosecuted
last week, in spite of bad weathec and labor
troubles, 44 permits being tken out. The total
cost is estimated at $148,700. Following is the
Alf Marland, one frame two-story, 16x82 feet,
on Grandview (avenue, near Oneida street,
Thirty fifth ward.
William Albert, one frame one-story addi
tion, 12x14 feet, on Fetter street, between Ber
tha and Kearsarge streets, Thirty-second ward.
Mrs. Leeds, one frame one-story addition,
10x14 feet, on Natchez street, near Charles
street. Thirty-second warily
Anton Bearing, two frame one and two-story,
82x32 feet, on- Brownsville avenue, Twenty
George Davidson, one frame one-story addl.
tlon-lOxll feet, on Beula street, corner of Pic
nic. Twenty-seventh ward.
W. B. Greves, one frame two-story, 18x20
feet, on rear of Penn avenue, corner of Wine
biddle street, Nineteeth ward.
May Flder, one frame two-story stable, 20x18
f eet,on Penn avenue, between Fitch and Gross
streets. Nineteenth ward.
Charles Wilkarera, one frame two-story,21x31
feet, and 14x14 feet on Broad street, between
Sheridan and Biland avenue,Nineteenth ward.
John Archer, one frame two-story, 18x20 feet,
on Davis alley, between Elliott and Colwell
streets. Thirteenth ward.
Sidney H. Newbury, one frame two-story,
16x30 feet, on Brenton street, between Twenty
eighth and Thirty-third streets, Thirteenth
William Jenkins, one frame two-story, 16x16
feet, and 12x12 feet on Matilda street, corner of
Cypress, Twentieth ward.
Andrew Tamer, one frame two-story. 17x34
feet, on Mifflin, between Main and Winebiddle
streets. Sixteenth ward.
James Hawney, one brick two-story and man
sard, 16x34 feet, on Howley avenue, between
Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth streets. Six
R. T.Hrown, one frame one-storv, 16x42 feet,
on Plummer street, corner of Home, Seven
John Timemann, one frame one-story, 17x33
feet, on Mellwood street, near Craig, Thir
M. .E Kelly, one brick one-story, 12x23 feet,
on Smallman street. Twelfth ward.
Herman Btudt, one brick two-story addition,
12x20 feet, corner of Magee and Forbes street.
W.H.Finley, one frame, two-story, 18x32
feet, on Inwood street, near Frankstown avo
nue, Twenty-first ward.
John Connelly, one frame, one-story addi
tion, 18x14 feet, on Soho street, between Reed
and Emett streets. Thirteenth ward.
John Jolce, one frame, two-story, 16x14 feet,
on 312 London street. Twenty-first ward.
Frank Miller, two brick, two-story and man-'
sard, 0x32 feet and 15x15 feet, on Penn avenue,
between Denniston avenue and Putnam street.
Joseph Krcdweis, ono frame, one-story addi
tion, 11x16 feet, on 1916 Larkins alley Twenty
M. Mangus, one frame two-story, 21x31.6 feet
and 11x14 feet, on Mignonette street, above
Negley avenue. Twentieth ward.
Henry Roberts, one frame addition, 16x32
feet, on Neville street, near the Junction Bail
road. Sixteenth ward.
L. T. Yoder, one brick two-story storeroom,
VUXiO ieec, loo inuu arenue, oecona wara.
P. H. Lawson, one brick two-story addition,
13x11.0 feet, on 309 Main street. Seventeenth
Frank Kanclleper, one frame one-story addi
tion, 12x13 feet, on Martin street, Twenty
Mrs. Mary Kauffmann, one frame two-story,
18x32 and 12x12 feet, on Shetland street, Twenty-first
John A. Reed, one brick two-story and man
sard, 23x68 feet 8 Inches, on Walnut street, near
Eoup, Twentieth ward.
W. D lit ton, one brick two-story dwelling, 22x
84 feet, on Colwell street, between Vine and
Miller streets. Eleventh ward.
George W. Guthrone, one stone and wood
two-story, 4SxM feet, on College lane, Twenty
Fred. Koenlg, one frame two-story, 20x32
feet, on Thirtieth street, between Carson and
the river. Twenty-fourth ward. "
Robert Donnelly, four brick two-story dwell
ings, 16x34 feet, on Fox alley, Twenty-fifth
J. E. Shirley, one brick one-story, 15x15 feet,
on rear of 888 Fifth avenue. Sixth ward.
Sara. Bennett, one frame one-story addition,
16x25 feet, on Second avenue, near Brady street.
D. Giegg, one brick nve-storv, 15x80 feet, on
Wood street, between Diamond and Fifth ave
nue, Third ward.
J. R. McKee, ono brick five-story, 20x80 feet,
on Wood street between Fifth avenue and
D4MBe4 Street, TAwd ward.
Xe-rmea mux, m.Vtietc flve-rtery, j&rje
STODAY, MAY 8,
feet, on Wood street, between Diamond screes
and Flftn avenue. Third ward.
D. Gregg, one brick five-story, 19x80 feet, on
Wood street, between Diamond street and
Fifth avenue, Third ward.
Frank Daln, one frame one-story, 14x42 feet,
on cornefof Dauphin and Fitch streets, Nine
teenth ward. . ,
R. P. Graham, one brick one-story, 28x61 feet,
on comer of Forty-first and Willow streets,
Seventeenth ward. , ,.,
G, Eoeslaer, one frame two-story dwelling,
21x82 feet, onAchille street, near Bhatland,
Twenty-first ward. . .
Brown. Verner 4 Co., elgbtbrlck three-story,
20x42 feet, on Penn avenue, near Conrad street.
Nineteenth ward, ,
Brown, Verner & Co,, 13 brick three-story,
20x42 feet, on- Penn avenne, nearErallne street,
A Narrow Market With No Redeeming Foa
tares Trailing Confined to a Few
Leading Shares Losses In the
nialorltv Bonds Firm.
New Yobs, May 4 According to tha gen
eral expectation the stock market to-day was a
narrow and uninteresting one, and was mora
than usual of late a professional one. The for.
elgners and Philadelphia brokers had some
buying orders in the market, and the Western
ers bought some of the Grangers, but while the
general temper of the room was moderately
bullish there was little demand for stocks and
the traders were sellers of the specialties and
took profits wherever opportunity offered. The
mlrket as a consequence was somewhat fever
Ish and irregular, but except in a few shares
me cnanges in quotations were siignt anu un
important. The onenlng was made ud in a moderate de
gree of animation and first prices were gener
ally slight fractions higher than last evening's
figures, but the business done was principally
confined to a few leading Bhares and the open
ing prices were not maintained, though outside
of the trust stocks there was no decline of
moment Sugar Trusts retired from 91 to 89.
Chicago Gas from 49K to 48. and Cotton Oil
from tfyi to 64. Pullman also later lost i to
iitJ, out these were the only margea move
ments except a drop of i in Chattanooga.
, The general list, after the first decline, re
covered considerable strength in spots, but
in the last hour there was a general decline
and Burlington lost and the rest of the list
followed languidly. The close was quiet and
rather heavy at small fractions below the
opening figures as a rule. Pullman lost 2 per
cent and Chattanooga 1 but the other shares
were for insignificant amounts.
Railroad bonds were also quiet, the sales of
all issues aggregating 8964,000, but unlike trad
ing in shares there was a firm tone almost
throughout the session, and most of the
changes in the quotations are in the direction
of high figures. The trading presented no
special features whatever, and the only marked
advances were Ohio, Indiana and Western
firsts from 2 to 72. The sales of bonds for the
three days of business of this week were 84,769,
000. against $12,761,000 for last week.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dailj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney 4 Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange. 67 Fourth avenue:
ing. Am. Cotton Oil. .,.. iiH
Atctt , lop. A . IT.... 43h
Canadian Jfaciflo. ...... 56
Canada Southern 5314
Central of New Jersey. X
Chesapeake 6 Ohio.... 17K
C, Bur.&Qulncy..... 83
C, Mil. St. Paul.... m
C Mil & st. P., pr....ioe
C KoekL 4f KH
C., St. U & Pitts
C., St. U, & Pitts, pf.. Z3
G.St.r.M. 40 M)i
c, st. f ..ii.AO., pr. ....
C. 4 .Northwestern....l07K
C.& northwestern, pf. ....
Col. Coal & Iron 25
Col. & Hocking Yal .. 19J4
Del.. L.&W... IMS
Del. & Hudson
est. 39 m
E. T..Va. 4 Ga.. 1st pf 70
E. T.. Va. ft Ga. Sd-Df. ...
Lake rle 4 Western..
Lake Erie 4 West, pr, .
LakeShoreftM. 8 103M
Louisville A Nashville. HO
Michigan Central S7
Mobile 4 Ohio
Mo., K. ATexas
Missouri raclflc V.H
New York Central.... .107)4
N. T.. UE.4 W 28
N. If., C. ASt.Ii 1714
M. x.. a & St. l. or..
N.Y.. C. A8t.li.2dW ,
N. Y., O. 4 W
V vs. u .w
Norfolk A Western, vl
NorthSrn Paclfle 25M
Nertnern 1'nclno pref. 62m
Ohio 4 Mississippi..... 23K
Oregon Improvement, HV
Oregon Transcon SSH
Pacific Mall 363
Peo. Dec. A Kvans.
Pbtladel. A Beading.. !
Pullman Palace Car. ..mix
Klchmond A W. V. T.. 2JM
Klchmond A W.P.T.pf 80
St. Pant A Dura th Z2
St. Paul 4 Dnlsth pf.
Bt. P., slum. AMsn...l01K
tit.I fttsan Fran 23X
St. I,. A San Fran pf.. 6l
BX. L. A San F.lst pf.
Texas Paclflo 22M
Wabash preferred ZSH
Western Union SflX
woreiing A L. E.. ...
National Lead Trust .
Total Amount of Bond Purchases.
Washington, May 4. The total amount of
bonds purchased from August 3, 18S7, to date
is 8163,382,850, of which $101,805,650 were 4 per
cents, and $61,677,200 were 4 per cents. The
total cost of, these bonds was 8189,180,259, of
which $110288,210 was paid for the Hi per cents
and 878,912,048 was paid for the i per cents.
The cost of these bondsat maturity would have
been $224,694,152. or 8116,098,507 for the 4 Per
cents and $108,497,645 for the 4 per cents. The
saving by their purchase was $34,413,892, or
$6,828,290 on the 4J per cents and. 829,685,596 on
the 4 per cents.
Closing q notations of Philadelphia stocks, rar
nlshed by Whitney 4 Stephenson, brokers, No. 67
Fourth avenue. Members New York Btock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
PennsrlYAnla Railroad.. .......... .. 5414 MM
Reading KaUroad 22 8-1S 22 H
Bunalo, Pittsburg and Western 1U4 1114
Lehigh Navigation 52V
Philadelphia and Erie 20)4
Allegheny Valley bonds lis
U. Co. 's New Jersey 227
Northern faclflc M
Northern Paclflo preferred 62)4
Atch. A Top. R. It... 43ft
Boston ft Albany.. .215
Doston A Maine. ....181
C It. AU C3Jb
Clnn. San. A Cleve. 25
lukstern B. K SIM
Kastem B. K. s 125
Flint A PereSl 26
Ulnt&l'croM. Dfd. MS
Mexican Ccn. com.. IS
. X. ANewKng... U
Old Colony. 172
Wis. Central, com... 17 M
Wis. Central pr.... 40
Calumet A Hecla....204
Pewablc (new) i
Boston Land 6H
Water I'ower 7
ban Diego 23
Wheat Sold la Anticipation of a Storm la
tho Northwest Cora and Oats Let
Go Hon Products la .
Wheat was more active and the feeling was
weaker and unsettled to-day. July opened at
aoout yesterday's closing, receded cc,
and closed c lower than yesterday. June was
firm'and closed c higher. There was rather
more disposition to realize among speculative
Operators evidently had bought considerable
wheat the past few days on report of dry
weather, and some of this wheat was sold out
in anticipation of ram in the northwest before
Monday. It was rumored that rain bad fallen
at Fargo, and the weather bureau reports in
dications of a severe rain storm, which Is like
ly to work EaBt from the Northwest. Thesa
influences caused the selling of considerable
wheat. At the same time at the decline there
was good buying.
A moderate business was reported in corn,
and the feeling prevailing was eaa'er. The
market opened a shade better than tie closing
prices yesterday, and gradually sold oil iv,
ruled steady and closed ViWtfi lower (han yes
terday. There was some changing of Jane and
July at o premium for tho latter mouth,
A weaker feeling prevailed In oat, owing Jo
an absenco of onttfde buying orders of conse
quence and a desire on the part of a large
trader to sell the May delivery. Offerings of
the latter were liberal and prices declined c.
The more deferred futures, although declining
Kejfc, were not so weak as the May future
and command a greater premlum,ebanges from
Jane to July being made at KC& against Ho
yesterday. . . . ..
Only a fair business was transacted In hog
products and the feeling was easier. Offerings
on speculative account were not very large.and
the demand from all sources was exceedingly
limited. Prices for the leading nrtlcles aver
aged lower, the market closing tame.
'me leading futures rangea as rouows:
wheat wo. a June. eu:
July, 7s5T8577Sk!fi77kc; A
i JUr.- feK
UOBX JN0, KdBJW.
f -.1 , T
85e4884c; August, 8e8e50KK9
Oats-No. 2 June, 28262222?ic; July,
MsssPobx, perbhL-June.$ll 67KS11 67X
11 45011 45; July, $11 70$U 70&11 6all 65; Au
gust, $11 T2Kli 75U 62XU e6- cmta.. -,,
LABB. per 100 fts. -- J une. 88 62M88 87K;
July, 88 67e687X6 82Kgo62i; August,
SHOBT Ribs. rer 100 s.-June, $595g5 80cj
July. 88 0506 06$5 86S 96 August, 86 100
8 106 02X6 02!
Cash quotations were as follows: Klonr steady
and unchanged. No. 3 spring wheat, 81e2Kcj
No. 3 spring wheatt nominal: No. 3 red. I
82c. No. 2 corn. 83Ko bid. ho. 2 oats, 22Kc;
No. 2 rye. 40J40Vc No.2barley nominal. No.
lfUxseed.$166I66K. Prime timothyseed. $128
130. Messpork, per barrel. $U 4031146. Lard,
per 100 lbs, $6 75. Short ribs sides
(loose), $5 8505 90. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), $5 2505 50. Short clear sides (boxed),
8o2aflS7K. Receipts Flour, 8.000 barrels;
wheat. 13,000 bushels: corn. 214000 bushels;
oats. 124,000 bushels: rye. 6,080 buhelsbarley,
25.000 bushels. Shipments Flour. iOOO bar
rels; wheat 63.000 bushels; corn. 466,000 bush
els; oats. 278,000 bushels; rye, 41,000 bushels;
barley, 4,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exobange to-day the-butter
market was flfro; fancy creamery. 2122c;
choice to fine. USWc; "fine dairies, 1617cs fair
to good, 13 25c Eggs firm at 13XC
6. E. of A. O. V. W.
Commander McKee, of Duquesne Legion
No. 10,1s confined to him home by slekness.
Eight other comrades are also on the sick list.
The regimental ofBcers will pay a visit to
Pittsburg Legion No. 1 next Monday night at
their hall, comer Fifth avenue and Market
-Charles K. Preller, .Part Commander of
Keystone Legion No. 3, died last Monday at-bls
residence on Penn avenue, and was burled on
Wednesday in Homewood Cemetery.
The Board of Officers of the Tlrst Regi
ment will hold their regular meeting next
Wednesday evening at Old City Hall. Asa
drill Is held at each of these meetings, officers
will report in fatigue uniform.
Resolutions of sympathy have been hand
somely engrossed by Prof. W. McClelland, and
will do presented to the widow and family of
the late Comrade John Schneider by Pittsburg
Legion, of which he was an old member.
It Is to be hoped that all the members of'
Flttsbnrg Legion No. 1 who carl will b
present at- the regular meeting on Monday
evening. May 6, as the Colonel and staff of the
First Regiment will pay them a visit.and'a good
time is promised. All would like to see Colonel
Rowen well received.
On last Wednesday evening Liberty Legion
No. 20 were surprised by the presentation of a
velvet handmade altar cover, tbe work of Mrs.
It C. Morton, of Brusbton. It is handsomely
embroidered and neatly woven with the name.
and number of the legion, ana legion appre
ciates the gift highly.
The parade on April 80 was fairly weB at
tended. Central Legion No. 9 having the largest
number present, and thereby having the right
of the line. Captain J. A. A. Brown was in
command. All looked and marched welL.
BellevueLeglonNo. 31. as uiual.made the finest
appearance of any legion in the regiment..
spartan .No. 7, naving aaoptea tne suuann
coats, made their first appearance in them on
this occasion, and made a good showing, It is
expected by the next parade that every legion
will be uniformed alike.
Jr. O. TJ. A. M.
Tarentuin Council No. 91, Jr. O. TJ. A. U
celebrated its third anniversary on last
Wednesday evening bv giving an entertain
ment and supper. After the street parade,
which took place at 6:30 v. M., the exercises
were opened in the Opera House. Mr. K T.
Thompson, acting as Master of Ceremonies, in
troduced Mr. 3. K. Long, who made an. intio
ductory address. Dr. S. A. S. Jessop and Prof,
Frischkom, of Klttanning, rendered a fine se
lection with piano and violin; Miss .Belle
Tomer, of Flttsbnrg, sang several very fine
solos; Miss Mary mer, oi tne nttsourg r emaie
College, gave several recitations. This was fol
lowed by Messrs. Jessop and Frisohkom, Miss
Tomer and again Miss Kier. J. D. Daugherty.
Esq., of Kittannlng, was then introduced and
made the address of the evening, after which
supper was served in the basement of the Opera
House. The affair was a grand success and was
greatly appreciated by the large audience pres
On next Tuesday evening Branch No. 60
will be instituted at Mansfield by District Dep
uty J. A. Skelly.
Branch No. 388 musical takes place next
Friday evening at Emptor's Hall, corner
Forty-third and Butler streets.
Meetings will be held at the following
S laces to-day: At2:30P.UAllentownlThiity
rstward:at8vJ0,8t. Mary's, First ward, and
at 7 o'clock at St. Thomas' school at Braddock.
Last evening Branch No. 60 was Instituted
at New Castle by Grand Deputy J. W. Sulli
van, assisted by Deputies J. A. Skelly. ot Me
Keesport, and Jacob Welxel of Pittsburg.
The following is the list of officers: President,
'P. Colligan; First Vice President, J. B. Berger;
Second Vice President, John A. Martin; Re
cording Secretary, H. J. Bell; Assistant Re
cording Secretary, Peter leoe, ii.j Financial
Secretary, M. J. Dnffy; Treasurer, J. B. Bergen
Marshal, George B, Berger; Guard, James L.
TJhl; Trustees. Michael L. TJhl, Florence King,
Martin Gilboy, John A. Martin, Peter Agan.
A. P. A.
Bloomfleld Lodge No. 8, of tbe American
Protestant Association, was Installed last
Tuesday evening at Vaughn's Hall, corner of
Liberty and Etta streets. It will meet every
firstand third Tuesday of the month. It starts
with 40 charter members. Tbe following are
the officers elected: W. M., Edw. 8. G. Porter;
W. D. M., W. a McColllm. Recording Secre
tary, J. Sani'l Oehllng; Assistant Secretary,
William Boyd; Financial Secretary, .Otto
Oehlmg; Treasurer, Frederick Oehllng.
Daughters of St. George.
Tbe first annual tea and reception of Lady
Gladstone Lodsre No. 20. Daughters of St.
Georgevwill be given at Salisbury HalLTwelfth
street, Southside, Thursday and Friday even
ings. May 9 and 10. Music or the Mozart Or
chestra; figures by Colonel KrelL Grand
march at 10 o'clock. All slsterand brother
lodges are cordially Invited to attend.
Pittsburg Lodge No. 43, ot tho Sexennial
Leagno, was instituted last Thursday night at
Solons' Hall, No. 89 Fifth avenue. This is a
new beneficial organization.
One of the Bloat Important Branches of the
West India Trade.
The trim little Yankee brigantine Edith,
of Boston, Captain W. G. Foster master,
was lying discharging logwood from Ja
maica at Providence, B. L, when the Prov
dence Journal's marine reporter strolled on
board in search of an item. The mate gave
him this information: "This brig is a
reg'lar West Indiamanf that's what she was
built for. She has carried many cargoes of
sugar, molasses and melado melado, yes,
melado is a combination of sugar and mo
lasses much like that we call molasses
sugar." Melado, when refined, produce va
rious grades of sugars and syrnps.
Logwood, the sap or jnice of which is ex
tracted very largely for purposes of dyeing
in different colors, grows in swampy places
on low lands, and is the another branch of
the business. The trees are somewhat
shaped like elm trees, with large branches,
but these are more tortuous and kinky,
much more clumsy looking, in fact. The
leaves of the foliage do not grow with any
luxuriance, but are dwarfed, and grow close
to the limb: they are slimmer and longer.
The natives, in securing the wood, cat
down the trees with huge, heavy headed
axes, like beetles, and cut off the bark and
sap wood with these and with machetes,
long scimetar or catless-like knives. The
heavy heads of the axes assist them in
breaking off the limbs when nearly severed,
and they proceed to cut these into con
venient lengths. The heart wood,
which is red (the -sap wood
is yellow), is used for dyeing, and
is fifed up and carted down to the shore or
quay, where it is piled up by the natives.
The carts are of very rude construction,
with clumsy, ungainly, wheels made by
tne natives. If the ship is to be loaded
lying off in the harbor, the logwood is
loaded in canoes carrying two negroes, who
hssdle the wood from tliecmoes to the ship.
The autoes are "dugouts," cut from tha
trunk rf the cottonwood tree. Tho natives
hars cut down all the trees near the shore,
and now have to go from three or four to
even ten miles inland to find good wood.
The older growth, is the best.
The HaytiarnegToes are said to be a laxyr
shiftless set, and addicted to drinking cana
or sugarcane rum (pronounced canya), and
fondofvoudoo worship. Human sacrifices
of infant? even are said to be a part of their
Jekseys. An immense assortment in all
the new styles for seaside and oonntry wear;
xwiran H.uaiHr& Hack,
The tittle Litigations WHck Iatfeate Tary
lag Tlews of the Law.
Rssistzb Coitosb during the SBtwtn of
April Issued fifty-six letters of admlaietraMon
ana forty letters testamentary.
Huoff ScimiDT and wife yesterday filed a
suit against George Ran and others, asking
for a portion of some property in the BlxteeaUi
J0DOB AcifBSoar heard tha argument la the
case of the assignee of Peter Herdlors. the
Metropolitan National Banket Willlamsport
AVBBDiCTfor the plaintiff was readereo,
yesterday, in the case of tbe IT. Balrd Machine:
Company against Joseph A. Steen and Wm. P.
Getty, aslgnee, a suit in replevin to recover
machinery sold to Steen.
Judge Maqks yesterday decided that
Nicholas Hogue had been duly elected Justice
of the Peace of Baldwin township, and dis
missed the petition of P. O. Wolff, the, con
testant, stating that it was defective.
Judge Hawkins yesterday called together
the counsel in the Bheehan case and told them
be was not yet satisfied that Julia Mary
Mitchell Is the daughter of Thomas Bheehan.
Steps were ordered to be taken to secure the
testimony of witnesses at Keokuk and Ham
John GrxLurvr was arrested last Saturday
on a charge of desertion, and put in jail. Mrs.
Gilluly testified that the Information had been
made without her knowledge and consent, and
that 'Squire Effner and his constable were re
sponsible. Tne information was dismissed yes
terday without costs.
A bilx. in equity was filed yesterday by the
Harger Ferry Company against Hugh Fagan,
asking for an in unction to restrain him from
running a skiff ferry across the Monongabela
river, at Soho. Tbe ferry company has a char,
ter, and claims that Fagan's ferry interferes
with the rights granted it.
Judqe Ewxko refused yesterday to approve
the costs In tbe case of Margaret Bassendorf,
alias Daisy Hutchlnson,untll he could get soma
further information on the subject Tbe fees
and costs were fixed at 1700. which sum the
Court thinks exorbitant, and fixsd next Satur
day to determine the ease.
The County Prison Board met yesterday and
approved bills to tha amount of $700. Notice
was received that the act fixing jailkeepers'
salaries at $60 per month had been repealed,
and the matter of fixing salaries placed in the
bands of the board. The matter will be acted
on at the next meeting of tbe board.
Thovas Hollo wat, who was convicted of
murder In the second degree, was sentenced
yesterday by Judge Magee to 12 years in the
penitentiary. Holloway's crime was the kill
ins of Adam Slater, at McKee's Rocks. Slater
expressed a desire to have his throat cut, and
HoDoway accommodated him by cutting his
head almost off.
C. C. DiCKirr, Esq.. counsel for the Alleghe
ny Bessemer Steel Company, by leave of the
court yesterday withdrew his Injunction appli
cation against tbe strikers. He has not aban
doned the case, however. He has discovered
that the men whose names are included in his
original bill are not at present assembling J
arouna tne property.
Isr the case of Honry New, Tillman New and
the steamboat JohaP. Thorn vs. the Pennsyl
vania Natural Oa Company, Judge Acheson
yesterday handed down a decision granting
Henry New 1250 and TlllmanNewLBaTforper
sonal injuries, and to the owners of the boat
the cost of repairs. Tne accident in which the
injuries were received, occurred February 8,
AxxxAiniEB Lohb yesterday filed a pe
tition in the Quarter Sessions Court; asking for
an order to compel his two brothers and three
sisters to contribute- to the support of their
father and mother. The old couple are each
85 years of age and helpfeSJ- The father, it is
claimed, lived with his sol). Jacob A. Lohr.ln
Westmoreland epunty, ani worked on tna
farm until he becakaparalyzed, after which he
of Charles Hreillng, rbarbeAon marxei street,
against Katharine Breiling-, The refusal was
because Breillagvwaes ha ntded tbe suit,
was a resident of Beaver conn tv, and this court
had no jurisdiction. Adivorn was !(
fused in tha case of Agnes T. Lynch agafctt
James Lynch for desernon. Ta'e petition wa
defective, not showing the residence of Lynch.
In the divorce suir of Mr&Margai et O. Fulton,
A. M. Neeper. Esq,, was appointed commis
sioner to take testimony.
MABY B. Fostzb yesterday filed a bill in
equity against S.S-MaronloV Co. She claimed
that their wagons in passing; thnough Evans
alley ran against her house- at. tbb corner of
Liberty street, knocking: out bricks, damaging
the woodwork, etc An injunction to restrain
them was asked for. An answec was filed,
stating there was no sidewalk In the alley, and
that all the wagons thar went through the
alley went close to tbe house,' end the de
fendant's wagons did not do tho mischief. The
injunction was refused. by Judge Ewina-
defendants in the case of the- Consolidated!
Electric Light Company against the MdKees
port Light Cbmnany, yesterday; in the United
States Court, asked foran extension of time to
impeach the testimony of two witnesses He
filed affidavits stating that William H: Church
had told parties that his testimony in tha case
was false, and had offered for money to gtra
evidence that weuld destroy the patent in, salt.
Tbe evidence of Assistant Superintendent
Packard, of the Sawyer-Mann Electric Llgl't
Company, was also stated tcrbe untrue. Alt.
Griffin said that Church had been offered
KLOOOat one time and 810,000 at another for hist
testimony. Hon. John Dalzell. on behalf o
the plaintiff, opposed tbe postponement. Jadgo
Acbeson stated tbat be would allow two days''
time to tage eviuence as to unsres, Dutwouict
allow nothing else.
Monday's Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No 1 Mosely vs Eagen; Hard
tag vs Northrop; Snyder et airs Harney;
Frailer vs StorijtetaI;RobInsonetaTvsHar-'
peretal; Reese vs Clark; Sanderson vs Pitts'
burg and Lake Erie Railroad Company; sams1
vs. Dickey et al; Todd, administratrix; vs Moore
i two cases); Koenervs Pickr Boggs&Buhrvr
luntsraan; Pittsburg and Birmingham Pas
senger Railway Company vs Transverse Boil way
Company; Miller vs Johnston.
-Common Pleas No. 2 Osbornvs CharMers'
Valley Gas Company; Collenavs1 same; Dfehl
vs Schmidt; First German Evangelical Lataer
an Church vs Mueller et aL
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Calsv
Getts, E. 8. Levy, Peter Lazarawitz, George
Anderson, William Galway, Daniel Sheedy,
John Goetz, James Linn, J. A. Steele, Jr., John
Stringer, Henry Werbel. Michael Flynn, Most!
TWINS ABOUND THE B0ILEE.
A Domestic Takes a Novel Method to Pre
vent an Explosion.
"Wehave a hired girl up at onr house,"
said a well-known lawyer yesterday, "and
she beats any domestic that I have ever
seen or heard of. During one of the very
few cold snaps last winter my wife told her
to let the water out of the boiler connected
with the range to let it out every night, so
that it would not freeze or burst She tried
to impress this on her mind particularly one
night, and the next morning when my wife
came downstairs she found a piece of twine
tied securely around the boiler. She called
the girl and asked her the reason for this,
and she innocently replied that it was to
hold the boiler -together sons to keep it from
blowing up. Now, what do you think of
that for sublime Ignorance?"
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she ciied for Castorla,
When she became Mfss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Chfldren.she gave them Castorla
Sufferers from Errors of Tooth. Lost Manhood.
Sealed directions for complete home cure sent
free. HUMANE MEDICAL INST.,
mySsn Hartford. Conn.
7 FOUBTH AVENUE,
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. Drexel,
Morgan & Co., Now Y ortv Passports procured.
BaUroad Mining I fill lTi!5
Stoclcs. I Stocks. UILXO
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ban Francisco, Philadelphia or Boston Ex
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CHAPTER OH THE IJftI3ff
In the Boston GW,of December 23,1866,
occurs the following: "For nearly two yew
I hare suffered constantly with severs hea4-,
aches, said Mia Christine Maekeaw. wW
lives at 95 Newbtiry street.
"I had not been well for several years be
fore that, however," she continued, "At
first I seemed to have a cold all the tiss
'Hysosewpald be stopped so I coaldne
breathe through it. My throat gave ma sv
great deal of trouble, and would wafitaaUflf
11 with mucus.
"As my nose and throat got worse, ts
trouble began to extend, There were shar
pains in my cbest and nda that were e
severe they would almost take my breath
away. J also had a constant pain across
the forehead and over my eyes. My head
wonld ieel dizzy and confused. At timet)
it wonld ache so severely for days that II
seemed as though it would burst.
Miu ChrUlint Mackenzie.
"My sleengrew restless and disturbed,
and I Would feel weak and tired when I '
woke np in tne morning. One minute I,
wonld feel feverish and the next would seea
fo be freezing.
"My eyes became weak. They would
be dim and watery after reading a few min
utes so that I could not see at all. With,
the soreness and discbarge from my head
and throat, the pains in my chest and head
and my loss of strength, I felt very sick in
deed. 'I was discouraged and thought nothing
could be done for me, but having read the
statements of patients who bad bees ctfrei
by Dr. Blair and his associates, I decided to
seetbem. They told me my trouble was catarrn
and that my case was a curable one.
"I placed myself under the treatment and X
began to improve steadily. The headaches aael
pains in my chest disappeared. My noe and
throat are clear.I sleep well and have gamed in
strength and weight. My completa recovery
was an agreeable surprise to me."
H SIMPLE FOES.
Popsbu Explanation of a Matter UeaaHy
Veiled la Technicalities.
' .n this connection there can hardly be a
moi interesting subject than the ultimate
effeci" of catarrh upon the hearing. The
nrocesses'of this disease in poisoning the
breath, rottincaway the delicate machinery
of smell and tdite, poisoning- the la
the blood and nassfflu 'UAH ItUiWfmach. i
feebllng the digestion, vitiating the secre
tions, all this has perhaps been very gen
erally discussed; bnt the very frequent ei&ci
of catarrh of the nose and throat npes the
hearing has not been touched upon as oftat
as the subject warrants.
.A very little study of anatomy will show
the reader that the junction of the baei
passage of tbe nose and the npper parts of
the throat are connected with the ear by a
minute and delicate passage known as the
Eustachian tube. Along this tube the
catarrhal process extends, producing con
gestion and inflammation. By the inrthe
extension of this process to the mucous lin
ing oi the tympanum of the ear is caused, is
some cases, slight forms of catarrh of the
middle ear and in this way partial or com
plete deainess is produced.
Partial or complete deafness may in like
.manner result from the swollen, thickened
tissue encroaching upon the month Of. the
Partial or complete deafness may result
from catarrhal interference with the -nasal
breathing depriving the ear of a proper supply
of pure air or from tbe effects of obstruction la
the nasal passages, causing undue rarlfaotlea,
or condensation of the air in the middle ear.
la such cases as these general remedies
wtrinJh are often nrescribed Drove comnarativelr
ineff ctive. A care can only be obtained by -
skulrxu and seientinc local treatment ana it
It Be s ld here that nothing could be attended
with n'ore disastrous results than unskillful
local treatment combined with ecrastituttOBal
treatment and care for the disease waitf
brongne about the trouble to the nearmg.
A-word? of remark may not be out of plaee
regarding-, tie publishing of the names of
patients treated and cured. Whllatuoi
publication is made each week in the daily
papers,, and the name and address of the p.
tient given, so that the statement eaa he
easily verified and substantiated by any
one, if should be said that all such state
stents' are entirely voluntary.
"1 should lilte to be treated," a lady r.
marked the other dayv but I wonld sot
like tar haver my name la tfie paper."
Let it b .stated that Drs. Cope
land & Blah' never publish ft bum
or statement without the fall and zre
consent of tfie pa tient, nor do they publiti
one hundredth part of the testimoaiak,
letters and statements received by'them frets
grateful patients. As observed, the state.
menta ghrea are entirely Tolnntanr, and an
given by the patient s for publication. Srsw
Copeland & Blair would never publish tie)
most emphatio testimonial unless the
patient giving" it uadentood that it wsi
be printed; and gave' -willing coaseat.
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