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THE PltfTSBUEG DISPATOH, SUmAY MAT
BUTLER AND POETEB,
A Champion Arises to Defend the
Conduct of the Admiral.
THAT LITTLE FLEET OF MORTAKS
Played an Important Fart in the Capture
of Kew Orleans,
AXI AHOUKT OP STEONG EVIDENCES
nTElTTHf TOO THE DISPATCH. 1
In your issue of May 5 I wag very much
surprised to find General Ben Butler accus
ing Admiral David D. Porter of cowardice
and turning tail to the enemy. Now, I have
had toe honor of a oommand in the nary
under Porter, and know that lie has not a
cowardly bone in his body. I have the
official reports, to the Secretary of Navy
Farragut, Porter, and all the other navy
commanders engaged in that celebrated con
flict, and think it comes with a very bad
grace from a General who cannot truthfully
claim a single military success.
Now for the record. March 18, 1863, in
a letter from Farragut to Seoretary Welles
he says : "Captain Porter has arrived with
his mortar fleet I shall push things for
ward with all possible dispatch." April 2
he says : "On the first day's fire they put a
ahotthrongh one of the mortar vessels and
killed one man; the second day they sunk
one with a rifle shot. They .have sent down
five fire rafts. I sent Commander Bell last
evening to destroy the chain and raft across
the river, but he could accomplish but little
in consequence of one of his gunboats get
ting on shore, and she was only saved by
great exertion, as the enemy were firing on
them all the time. Commander Porter, how
ever, kept up such a tremendous fire on
them from the mortars that the enemy's shot
did the gunboats no injury, and the cable
was separated and their connection broken
sufficiently to pass through on the left
At anchor off New Orleans, April 25. he
says: "About 3:30,a. m. I attacked Fort
St. Phillip and Port Jackson with my little
fleet, while Commander Porter most gal
lantly bombarded them, and, beside, took
them in flank with his steamers. I have
not heard what became of the gunboats
Kennebec, Itasca and "Winona. I then
then pushed up for the city ol New Orleans,
leaving two gunboats to aid General Butler
in landing at the quarantine, and sent him
a communication by Commander Boggs, re
questing him to come at once. I shall now
send down with this letter Commander
Smith in the Mississippi to look alter Gen
On the 29th he says: "I am taking every
means to secure the occupation by General
Butler of all the forts along the coast On
the evening ot the 29th Captain Bailey ar
rived from below with the gratifying intel
ligence that the forts had surrendered to
Commander Porter and had delivered up all
public property and were being paroled,
and that the navy had been made to surren
der unconditionally, as ther had conducted
themselves wUb bad faith, burning and
inkiag-their vessels while a flag of truce
,-TJnderdateof May 7, 1862, Captain Bai
ley, in a letter to the becretary or the navy,
says: "Both forts surrendered to Com
mander Porter, who was near at hand with
the vessels of his flotilla. As I left the river
General Butler had garrisoned Ports St.
Phillip and Jackson."
. rOETEB-WAS THESE.
Commander Swartwont, of the sloop of
war Portsmouth, under date of April 28, in
a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, says:
"Having received the glorious tidings to-day
that Ports Jackson and St Phillip have
surrendered to Commander Porter, I have
concluded to proceed up the river.
I ivtised that General Butler was havinc
a sech made at the Department lot the
lord Jt"oftthe" Harriet XanB.-Porfer's flair
ship at the time Lo H accused of "turning
tail to the enemy." I am under the im
pression that he will have to go to Galves
ton, Tex., for it She was captured by the
rebels January 1, 1863, and Commander
"Wainwright and her executive officer, Lieu
tenant Commander Lea, were killed, with
several of her crew.
In conclusion I will only give you an ex
tract of a congratulatory letter from the
Secretary of the Navy:
The important part which yon have borne in
the organization or the mortar flotilla and the
movement on New Orleans has identified jour
name with one of the most
on record, and to your able assistance with the
flotilla is Flag Officer Farragut much indebted
for the successful results he has accomplished.
To yourself and the officers and seamen of the
mortar flotilla the department extends Its con
gratulations. I am respectfully, eta.
Tc Commander D. 1) Porter, commanding U. S.
Jlortar Flotilla, Gulf or -Mexico.
I could give a more detailed and satis
factory account, but I think I have proved
that no sucn occurence tooe place. .Everyone
knows of Butler's vindictive disposition and
that he never forgave Porter and Terry for
capturing Port Fisher after he had aban
doned the attempt Who Has it that turned
tail to the enemy on that occasion? I am
certain it was not Porter. J. B.
BISTER SUE'S BUDGET.
A Resume of the Week in Local Religion
and Charitable Circles.
A Presbyterian ministers' club is among
the interesting items talked of in'clerical cir
cles. Nothing will be decided upon until after
the heated term.
The coming of Miss Johnston from the
Plymouth Church, Chicago, to Dr. Kumler's
Church, East Liberty, will be gratifying to
lovers of fine music The lady has been ar
ranged for at a salary of 2,000.
Children's Day occurs the Sd of June la
almost all Protestant denominations. As a rule
special care has been given to tho appearance
of the church; in some instances the floral
decorations vie with those of Easter and Christ
mas. The morning service is, as a rule, given
up to the children.
Now is the season of picnics upon us, and
the different churches are busy closing their
contracts for a '"picnic day" at one of the
' many places of interest which abound near
onr own city, and the average small child
t comes to Sunday school with a look of antici
pation that will brook no denial.
A property has at last been decided upon
for a children's hospital in the Last End. It was
bought by a fund bequeathed by the late Miss
Holmes, and is the SlacDeritt property on the
corner of Forbes and Craft streets, East End.
It is in every way desirable, and will make a
bright and cheerful home for sick children.
The lady managers of the Home for Aged
Men, located at Wilkinsburg, will hold their
annual fair and lunch May SO. Lunch will be
served from 12 until 4 p. u. Great pains have
Veen taken to make this bazaar a success. The
fancy articles include many clever designs in
dainty needle work, and some hand painted.
enma win ue buuwh mat is most artistic.
The missionary circles of the Fourth Pres
byterian Church give their annual entertain
ment Friday evening, the 21th of May. The
special feature of the evening will be a "Jap
anese wedding.' The costumes were procured
at Philadelphia, and the sum expended for
tbeir use helps -another missionary circle in its
good work. The tickets are unique, being
small Japanese fans, at 25 cents apiece.
A pestTVAIi of days is promised by the sev
eral circles of icing's Daughters,East End. The
entertainment-will beheld the 4th of June at
East Liberty, and it is hoped they will be able
to procure the gymnasium for that purpose.
The proceeds of the entertainment will be de
voted to the endowment of the "Flossie Howe
Coj," to be arranged for in the new hospital
Rocked on the Crest of the Wares,
The landsman, tourist or commercial traveler,
speedily Begins, and not only begins, bat con
tinues, to leel the extreme of human misery
during the transit across the tempestuous At
lant c. Bat if, with wise prescience, he has
provided himself with a supply of Hostettcr's
btomach Bitters, his pangs are promptly miti
gated, and then cease ere the good ship again
urups ner anchor, inisiswona jaiowing, ana
voouswasor our yaentsmen. summervoyagera,
wMMb tatt liyirwjMWfuwn
KATIONAL GDABD BOTES.
Major Wamkb Gbbehlajtd, Quarter
master of the Second Brigade, was in the city
during the week on businesi.
Next Saturday the State Fenoibles of Phua
delphia will celebrate the seventf-sixth anni
versary of the organization of the corps.
Major Habpee's first instructions, in the
military art were as an active member of the
n ashington Infantry previous to the war.
The usual order for Memorial Day has been
issued by Captain Shannon, of the Washington
Infantry. This company will go to the East
End this year as escort to Post 117.
Neithee of the local regiments will turn
out on Decoration Bay with the Grand Army,
although both have received invitations. Sev
everal companies, however, will parade Indl-
The inspection of Battery B takes place next
Wednesday evening, after which an election
will be held for Senior First Lieutenant and
Captain, the commissions of Captain Hunt and
Lieutenant Shepherd expiring by limitation
on the same date, the 22d.
Captain E. Moeqak McCombs, who has
been connected with the guard In this city for
many years, is under the treatment of a physi
cian, having almost entirely lost the use of his
vocal organs. Captain McCombs speaks of re
tiring from military life permanently.
Pexxstlvakia's allotment out of the
400,000 appropriated by Congress fortheequlp
ment of the militia is $3,578. The regulations
provide that requisitions for militia supplies
must be made by the Governors of States and
Territories direct to the Secretary of War.
The actual number of men in line from
Pennsylvania during the Centennial parade
was 7.061 The First Brigade famished 2,838
men, the Second Brigade 2,672, and the Third
Brigade 2,028. The staff of the Governor and
General Hartranft making up the difference.
Majob Frank Patterson, Inspecting Offi
cer of the Second Brigade, not having recov
ered sufficiently from his fall in New York
City to continue the springinspections. Captain
George C. Hamilton, of Warren, has been de
tailed to finish the duty, assisted by Captain
Jas. R, M, unlock, of the Second Brigade staff.
Governor Beaver has not as yet signed
the bill appropriating 575,000 for dress uni
forms. While it was generally understood at
first he was going to veto the measure. It Is
now thought the delay In doing so means the
success of the bill. The officers of the First
Brigade have declared themselves solidly for
distinctive uniforms for each regiment
A petition signed by the commandants of
the different organizations has been forwarded
to Adjutant General Hastings to change the
date of the coming Bummer encampments from
July to Auirust The country regiments will be
greatly benefited by the change, as many of
their men are engaged in farming and could
not leave their private interests so early in the
The formation of a battalion of colored
companies is being very strongly agitated in
the eastern portion of the State. There are
30,000 colored voters represented in the Na
tional Guard by but one company of GO men,
the Gray Invincibles, of Philadelphia. As sev
eral other colored organizations outside the
Guard have applied for admission, among them
the Twin City Rifles, of this city, the organiza
tion of the battalion has been suggested.
The Fourteenth Regiment has about decided
on Saltsbnrg as the location for the next en
campment The site for the Eighteenth has
not yet been definitely selected, bat is probable
it will be up the Monongahela river somewhere
in the vicinity of Brownsville. Several very
pretty and desirable locations in that direction
are being considered, being far enough away
from the city to be out of reach of excursions,
and thus enabling the men to keep down to
It is quite probable that the three troops of
cavalry and the three batteries of artillery in
the State will go into camp next summer at
Mt Gretna, under command of Major J. Bid
die Porter, Second Regiment N. G. P with
Major Randolph, of the Third United States
Artillery, as inspecting officer for the General
Government Major Porter is a Parisian by
birth, and also received considerable Instruc
tion in the FrenfcB Military Training School at
Paris. Major Randolph is said to be one of the
best artillery officers in the regular service at
present and will give the organizations en
camped afrMt Gretna next summertbe benefit
of some of his Ideas.
THE.report of the Adjutant General for the
yearJSSS was placed in the hands of the printer
lastAfonday. It will be some time before it
will be in shape for issue, but local members of
the guard need not feel sorry on that account
Jor the ratine and comments of the Fourteenth
lhnd Eighteenth .Regiments are certaln-
4 It not liable to cause tears of lor.
Both have been pretty severely dealt
with by the powers at Harrisburg, according to
an officer who had the fortune to read some of
the matter in manuscript form, the Fourteenth,
however, getting slightly the best of It and
bting placed above the Eighteenth. It has
been a very cold day. indeed, wben the Pitts
burg mfUtia did not get the worst of It during
the present administration, due to the ex
pression of political sentiment of several
prominent local military gentlemen just after
the nomination of Governor Beaver.
Last Friday night Company C, Eighteenth
Regiment was put through the annual spring
inspection by Captain Hamilton. The com
pany presented 60 men and 2 officers. Lieu
tenant Gardner being relieved by sickness.
Two hours were spent putting the men through
guard duty, squad drill and skirmish drill, and
Captain McCombs can be congratulated on
passing through one of the most severe inspec
tions ever held in this city, and will undoubt
edly ne raiea very mgn lor tne nne oppearance
of his command. Last night Company X of Mo
Keesporthad 60 men and 3 officers in line when
Captain Murdock, the inspecting officer, made
his appearance. The company looked well,
and showed a pretty thorough knowledge of
tactical duties, besides having a splendid
armory to make their display. Captain Coon
showed hjs men to be particularly well versed
in skirmish drill. Daring the following week
the other companies of the Eighteenth will be
put through the ordeal by Captain Hamilton,
assisted by Lieutenant Bean, of the regular
HORSFORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE
Slakes Delicious Lemonade.
Ateaspoonful added to a glass of hot or cold
water, and sweetened to the taste, will be found
refreshing and invigorating.
Short Lengths of All Kinds Carpets Go on
Sale Monday at One-Third Their Value.
Twice each year we clean up all odds and
Remnants of carpets from 5 to 25 yards in
length all placed on first floor.
Bemnants moquette carpets.
Remnants body brnssels.
Bemnants tapestry brnssels.
Bemnants rag carpets.
Bemnants cottage carpets.
Bemnants hemp carpets.
"We have done a big season's business,
consequently there is a large stock of these
but they will go very fast at the prices-i
one-third real value.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Best $1 50 per doz. cabinet photos in the
city. Panel picture with each doz. cabinets.
lies' Popular Gallebv, 10 and 12
Sixth st suiiwr
New patterns that prove more desirable
and less in cost than goods offered in pre
vious seasons. P. C Schoene'ck,
711 Liberty street
For Jllnv Festival.
An immense choice of fine fans from 25c to
$5, also feather fans at 37)c, worth ?L Pine
painted fans COc np, also pocket fans 10a up
at Bosenbaum & Co's.
Wraps Now is the time to buy a stylish
wrap; all the latest styles in wraps, jackets,
connemaras, etc.; prices all reduced for our
clearance sale. Huatrs & Hacks.
The photographs made by Pearson are
decidedly the best finished in the two cities.
Have your photographs taken by Dabbs
and yon can be quite sure yon have the best
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 sho had Chlldren,she gave them Castor! a
STILL IN GOOD FORM.
Local Business Moying Along Very
Kicely for Torrid Weather.
A OT IDEA CONCERNING PARKS,
Prominent Men Keeping an Eye on the
Diamond Btreet Eailwar Scheme,
ALLEGHENY PEOPLE ORGANIZE A KICK
TThe business situation last week was fea
tureless so far as nevf developments were
concerned. There was a fair movement in
most of the staples, and prices were well
maintained. Iron was an exception, being
both dull and weaker. Oil was traded in
on a generally lower level, but it rallied
yesterday arid closed steady i firm. Stocks
were dull and neglected, with no material
change in prices. The number of real estate
transfers recorued during the week was 216,
representing 100,828. Business In mortgages
was light -
The agitation in favor of publio parks
breathing places for the people bids fair to
result in something tangible, sooner or later.
On this subject a business gentleman said yes
terday: MI am in favor of parks; the more of
them the better. I would like to see one in
every ward of the city, if that were possible.
Right here I want to make a suggestion. You
may remember that eight or nine years ago
what was called the marginal railroad scheme
attracted considerable attention, the scheme
being to build a road around the entire water
front of the city. It was killed in Councils
after a hot fight Now why couldn't this water
front Bay from Snuthfleld street on the Monon
gahela down and around the point and up the
Allegheny to Sixth street be converted into a
boulevard? Piles could be driven and the
space filled up to almost any desiied width at
a comparatively small cost The ground is
almost worthless as it is. It is not needed for
business purposes and the city, to which it be
longs, could well spare it for the purpose indi
cated. Once filled up, it could be beautified
with trees, shrubbery, fountains, etc, and made
an ornament to the city and it would he large
enough for the entire population. I think the
idea is entirely practical and I am certain it
could be carried out at a less cost than most of
the other schemes that have been suggested."
The building trade was a lively element in
local business affairs last week, the number of
permits takes out being 74, against C? the pre
vious week. The total cost of these buildings
is estimated at 1183,398. Dwellings were in the
majority, but there were a larger number of
business houses tnan usual. The largest per
mit was taken out by P. il. Magee, for a resi
dence to cost 525,000. The next largest was for
the Hilana school building; to cost 121,500, ana
the third by the Free Dispensary, for a build
ing to cost 518,000, the present quarters being
too small and inconvenient to meet all require
ments. Pittsburg is growing.
There was considerable talk among business
men yesterday concerning tho possibility of
constructing a railway on Diamond street
While the majority of them thought the
charter recently granted for that purpose was
intended to bar them out a few of the more
cautions advised that a close watch be kept
upon every movement in this direction, and a
prohibitory clause Inserted in every ordnance
which Councils may adopt in reference to the
subject otherwise a "snake in the grass"
might some time snrprise the public It would
be a valuable franchise, and once secured the
people would be practically powerless to rid
themselves of the infliction. A real estate
dealer said: "While I do not believe that a
railway will ever be laid on Diamond street
the mere suggestion of one, backed by a char
ter, has had a. depressing effect upon the
friends of the proposed improvement The
sooner the purpose of the promoters oftthe
movement is ascertained the better, so that if
they really mean what the charter indicates,
the other side can organize for effectual re
sistance. An attempt to introduce cars on that
street would raise one of the biggest rows ever
seen In Pittsburg."
There is quite a kick in Allegheny against
the proposed railway on Ridge avenue, a char
ter for which was obtained last week. The
protesters, who include many of the prominent
citizens of the avenue, declare that the road is
not necessary, there being two lines in opera
tion in the immediate vicinity, sufficient to sat
isfy all demands for rapid transit and that it
would seriously affect the value of the thor
oughfare for residence purposes. Just what
shape the protest will take is not known, but it
is quite probable that it will be relegated to
Councils and fought out there.
Dating the past month or two there has been
a brisk movement in real estate in the Bewick
ley district down the Fort Wayne railroad,
Edgeworth and Shields stations being the
pivotal points. The demand for residence sites
is almost equal to that in the East End, owing
to the comparatively low prices, improved rail
road transit and tho natural attractions of the
locality. In addition to these allurements
there are water, natural and manufactured gas
and paved streets. A number of handsome
dwellings are going up at the places mentioned,
which are admirable outlets to the teeming
population of the city.
A Dnll nnd Featareless Market Strong
Points Very Scarce.
Stocks were dull and featureless yesterday,
only three securities being traded in, and they
only to the extent of 208 shares. Nothing on
the list showed a material change for better or
worse. The best features of tho market were
Philadelphia Gas, Electric and Switch and Sig
nal. While Philadelphia was no higher It was
active and manifested an inherent strength
very gratifying to its friends. The rest of the
list was about steady and doll. There was the
usual demand for bank stocks, bnt baying or
ders were below the market and nothing was
done. Bids, offers and sales foUow:
Pittsburg, Pet Btock and Metal Ex 600
Commercial National Hank 103
Citizens National Bank. SI ....
Diamond National bank... ....160 ....
Exchange National Bank'. SOX ....
Farmers' Deposit National Bant 400 ....
pirt National Bank. Pittsburc 170
Fourth National Bank 127
Freehold Bank S3
Fidelity Title and Trust Co 123)4;
JUononganeia jxauonai 107 ....
German National Bank..,.. 325 ...
Iron City National Bank 91 ...
Masonic Bank S3 ...
Mechanics' National Bank 105
Mer. and Manufacturers' Nat. Bank... 60
Odd FeUows' Savings Bank 63
Pittsburg National Bank Commerc....ai3f
Pittsburg Bank for Savings 210 ...
People's National BanL ISO
Third National Bank 160
Tradesmen's National Bank Z3
Second National Bank, Allegheny.... .180 200
Boatman's Insurance 35
'W estern Insurance Company 55
Allegheny uas uompauy uu.r
Pittsburg Gas Company fill.;
Knnthilde Gas Company (111.
Allegheny Heating Company 110
lSrldgewater Gas Co is 50
Cbsrtlers Valley Gas Co jgj,
ODIo Valley Gas...... j-
People's Natural Gaa Co 00
Pennsylvania Gas Co 23
Philadelphia Co 36X . S7
Pine Kun Gas Go 83 SI
WhepllngGasCo 30X sofc
Tuna Oil Co. .......... .... ... . 67
Washington Oil Co 74J.
Central Traction..., ajf 3
Citizens Traction ., 70 71
Pittsburg and Birmingham 53 4
Allegheny Valley K.H..... 2
Pittsbnrg and Connellsvllle a
Pitts., ifcK. 4 Yough. B. K. Co 55
Pitts., ClruASt. Louis. 15
Pitts. & W estern It. It Co ujf
Pitts. & Western K. K. Co., prefd ufk 22
N. V.AC. Oas Coal Co.: gj
Ewalt (Forty-third street bridge) S3
Hand Street Bridge 31
Monongahela Bridge.., 20
La Norla Mining Co ljf j
BUverton Mining Co.. 1
Westlnghouse laeetrle..... B7 6S
Tininn Hwlteh and Siraal Co.. nrePd.
USIOD OW11CU auu aiKiwi iai.. 24 Z4j
Westlnghonse Air Brake Co us
westlnghonse uraae wo ram 64 ....
Sales were 333 shares of Philadelphia Gas at
87, 5 Pittsburg Traction at 53, and 200 La Noria
Tho total'sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 153,835 shares, including Atchison,
18.950: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
8.700s Lake Shore, 8,500; Louisville & Nashville.
8,810; Northwestern. 6,600; Northern Pacific
preferred, 4,705; Oregon Transcontinental, 16,-
SB4; Reading, U,30; Bt Paul, 12,815; Union Pa
SOMETHING GOING OK.
Leeal Clearing Howe Figures Show Largo
Gains Over Last Year,
Business at the banks was of the usual rou
tihe character yesterday, the aggregate of the
transactions being satisfactory for the season
and the weather. The clearings for the week
are over $2,000,000 larger than those for the cor
responding period ot ISS&showIng that, some
thing must be going on. The following figures
Exchanges, dally average..., SSI?
jucasagesweaai ia ",.. ?
Balances week of 1S88 '-SIS-SSS?
Exchanges last week. SS'SSSl
Jialances last week , 2-62TI5?22
Exchanges to date, 139 247,05U5o5 85
Exchanges to date. 1885 ZftSi'KJ!?
Gain, 1889 over 18S3 to date 26,779.70105
.Money on call at Now York yesterday was
easy with no loans; closed offered at 2per cent
Prime mercantile paper, 8K5). Sterling
exchange quiet but steady at ft 67 for 60-day
bills and Si 9 for demand.
The wceklystatemcntof theNewYorkbanks,
issued yesterday, shows the following changes:
Reserve, Increase, $5,231,750; loans, decrease,
$3,645,500;' specie, increase, f3,9,800; legal ten
ders, increase, 82,477,400: deposits, increase,
$2,869,800; circulation, decrease. $9,700. uThe
hanks now hold ?lt,2W,S25 In excess of the 25
per cent rule.
V. S. 4tf1 reg .. 10SM
V. B. 48, coup 1OT!
V. 8. 4s, reg.... ISM
U. O. , COUP... ..lA
Currency, 6 per cent, 1853 reg 12'M
Currency, 6 per cent, 1896 reg ISO
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg 128
Currency, 6 per cent, 1898 reg 131
Currency, 6 per cent 3899 reg 183
Government and Btate bonds were quiet
New York Clearings, $127,782,8S3; balances,
BOSTON-Clearings to-day, $15,915,968; bal
ances, $1,683,641 For the week-Clearings, $91,
965,289; balances, $9,793,089. For the corres
ponding week in 1883-Clearings, $84,87a,600;
Philadelphia Clearings to-day,$12,925,098;
balances, $1,922,902. For the week ended to-day
-Clearings, $69,726,178; balances, $10,483,461.
Baltimore Clearings, $1946,222; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
Bt. Louis Clearings, $2,824,585; balances,
$862,542, For the week-Clearings, $18,859,511:
balances, S3, 803,968. For last week Clearings,
$18,510,543; balances, $2,932,29
Lokdon The amount of bullion gone Into
the Bank of England on balance to-day is S3,
000. Paeis Three per cent rentes, 87f 62Xo for
Bbeuw The statement of the Imperial
Bank of Germany shows an Increase in specie
of 9,460,000 marks.
OUT OP THE BUT.
Tbo Bails Take Charge of tho Oil Market
A Lively Day
There was a firm feeling at the opening of
the oil market yesterday, and trading was brisk
all along the line. The bulls were in good
voice and got in their work from the start
There was no apparent reason for the sudden
Showing of strength other than it seemed all
hands were determined to pull the market out
of the rut They succeeded, for the closing
price was 1 higher than the opening.
Tne first price was 80. Bull tactlcsere
then applied, and tho pnoe rose tq81K, from
which it soon broke to 80 It then recovered
on good buying and reached 82, which proved
to be the fop of the day. It then slumped oft
to 61, reacted, and sold up to 82, declined and
closed at 81l, with chances considered good
for an unward spurt to-morrow. A broker
said: "1 expect tho market to see its best on
Monday, after which it will seek a lower
level." There was nothing of special import
ance in the field news.
Features of the Market.
Corrected daily by John M. Oasiey t Co., 45
Sixth street members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 80l Lowest , SOU
Highest 82?i Closed 81J4
Average runs 43,137
Average shipments 70,593
Average charters 40.359
Refined, New York, 6.65c
Keflnex, London, S&d.
Refined, Antwerp, Wit.
Kenned. Liverpool, 6!4d.
Carrying, New York, flat; Oil City, no rate;
Bradford, fiat; Pittsburg, flat to 19 cents.
Other Oil Markets.
TiTvavTLLE. May 18. National transit cer
tificates opened at SOc: highest 82:: lowest
80c; dosed, 81Jc.
Bbadfobd. May 18. National transit cer
tificates opened at 60c; highest, 82c; lowest
80c; closed, 81c; runs, 55.325 barrels; ship
ments, 64,263 barrels; charters, 7,619 barrels;
clearances, 872,000 barrels.
On. City, May 18. National transit cer
tificates opened at 80c; highest 83c; low
est 80c: closed. 81c: sales, 776.000 barrels,
clearances, 1,240 000 barrels;rnns. 69,715 barrels;
shipments, 64,263 barrels; charters, 7,619 bar
rels. New York, May 18. Petroleum opened
steady at 81Kcbut altera slight decline be
came strong and advanced to 82Jc. A sharp re
action then set in on which the market closed
weak at 81Kc Consolidated Exchange: Sales,
202,000 barrels; opening. 81Hc: highest 82Kc;
lowest fcWc: closing, 81Kc Stock Exchange:
Sales, 453,000 barrels; opening, 81c: highest,
82c; lowest, 80c; closing, 81c Sales, 655,
A B. McGrew & Co. quote: Puts, 8080c;
EEAL ESTATE DEALS.
Salo of Another Piece of Diamond Alloy
Property to a Wldener.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
the property No. 2 Diamond street 22x100
feet with a large brick building, for $16,500.
The purchaser is heartily in favor of the pro
posed widening of the street They also sold to
Michael Frank for Mrs. Mary Bowen, a house
on Hill street between West and Pitt streets,
Brushton, for $2,300.
John F. Baxter, agent 512 Smlthfleld street
reports the sale of a "Villa Park" lot on Wood
street near Brushton, to Mrs. Nancy J. Davis,
0 feet front and extending back 150 feet to a
20-foot alley, on easy payments, for $600.
Alles& Bailey, 164 Fourth avenue, sold for
James J. Munn to George Burger, a brick
dwelling and all conveniences. No. 67 Miller
street Pittsburg. Consideration confidential.
Ewing & Byers sold a mortgage ot $1,200 at
6 per cent interest on Federal street property,
Second ward, Allegheny.
A BDILDISG BOOM.
Seventy-Four Permits Taken Oat Last
Week Descriptions and Cost.
There was quite a boom in the building trade
last week, the number of permits Issued being
74 the largest of any week Blnce the opening
of the season. As usual, the large majority of
the houses are dwellings. The total cost is es
timated at 8193.399. The following is the list :
Philadelphia Company, one iron addition,
10x12 feet, on Mignonette street, near Penn
avenue. Twentieth ward.
Matblas Harty, one brick two-story. 17x32
feet on Edmond street between Penn avenue
and Liberty avenue. Twentieth ward.
W. J. Pfeil, one brick two-story, 17x44 feet, on
No. 2518 Carey alley, Twenty-flfth wa,rd.
James Burkley, one brick two-story, 15x20
feet, on corner of Tenth and Bingham streets,
C. P. Kellerman, two brick two-story, 20x48
feet on Main street, between Penn avenne and
Bank street. Seventeenth ward.
A H. Waddell, one frame one-story, 16x21
feet on Filbert street corner of Walnut street
Matblas Hisdorf, one frame one-story addi
tion, 16x12 feet on Torley street Sixteenth
W. M. Farrefi, one brick two-story, 22x23
feet on Ivy street between Walnut street and
Ellsworth avenne. Twentieth ward.
Madness HerleyA Co., one brick two-story,
23x75 feet on Fifth avenuo near Meyran ave
nne. Fourteenth ward.
Louis Ostheim, one frame one-story addition,
on Carey alley between Twentieth and Twenty
first street Twenty-sixth ward.
Mrs. Camp, one frame two-story, 20xS8 feet'
on between Denniston and Shady ave
nues, Twentieth ward.
Levi B. Richards, ono frame two-story, 26x32
feet, on Edwin street near Eilaud avenne,
James Fitzgerald, one frame one-story, 12x12
feet on Dauphin street near Conrad, Nine
Hiland school, one brick, two-story school
house, 80x80 feet on Black street near Hiland
avenue. Nineteenth ward.
David Martin, two trarao two-story, 16x32
feet on Brownsville avenuo near Carson,
Eliza Sill, one frame two-stnrv. 17iM taut, on
I Fifty-fifth street between Stanton avenue and
ouuei street, fagoteentn ward.
G. A Gerckel, one brick two-story, 24xl0 feet,
on Forbes street between Craig and Neville
streets, Fourteenth ward. .
Nancy Moorhoad, one frame one-story, 24x24
feet on Rowan avenuo, near Lincoln, Twenty
first ward. '
Ralph Reed, one frame (wwtory, 21x15 feet
on Prospect street, between Bangor ana 1)11
worth streets. Thirty-second ward.
Christy Byrne, four brick two-story, 18x44
feet, on Butler street, Detweeu Fifty-seventh
ahd Fit ty-eighth streets. Eighteenth ward.
J. M. Pennock, Jr., four brick two-story, ISx
feet, on Butler street, between Fifty-seventh
and Fifty-eighth streets, Hghteenth ward.
James McKoe, one frame two-story, 16x17
feet on Moorhead street near Denniston ave
nue, Twentieth ward. .
m P. H. Hamburger, two brick one-story, SexM
feet on Sixth street, between Dnquesne way
and Penn atecne, Fourth ward.
John Felton, one frame two-story, 16x32 feet,
on Colden street. Twenty-seventh ward.
Free Dispensary, one brick three-story, 4flx
120 feetL an RWtn BVAntiA Third mirfL
Mrs. Anna Spencer, one brick two-stoir. Six
feet, on Lilac street, between Westminster
street and Ellsworth avenoe, Twentieth ward,
D. a Negley, one brick two-story, 45x42 feet
on Fifth avenue, near Denniston, Twentieth
B D. Brent one brick three-story, 25xS0 feet
on Fifth avenne near DeBoto street, Four-
Lenhart Ruppert, one frame two-story dwell
ing, on Auburn street Twenty-first ward,
Mrs. Anna Hopkins, one frame two-storv ad
dition 12x12 feet on Brownsville avenue. Thirty-first
W. E. Wilson, one frame two-story, 17x40feet,
on Ellsworth avonna near O'Hara street Twen
M.Gorman, one frame two-story. 21x32 feet,
on Juliet near Cato street Fourteenth ward.
John Huckestein, one frame one-story, and
mansard, I8x48feet, on Evallne between Dau
phin and Conrad streets, Nineteenth ward.
A. Harrison Foundry Company, one brick
one-story addition, 85x35 feet, on Ninth Street,
near Bingham, Twenty-eighth ward.
A Harrison Foundry Company, ona brick
one-story addition, 69x54 feet, on Ninth street
near Bingham, Twenty-ninth ward.
Jacob Bentley. one frame one-story audition,
10x10 feet, on corner of Twenty-first and Sarah
streets, Twenty-sixth ward.
M. C. Boska, one frame one-story, 14x23 feet
on Park avenue, between Thompson and
Howell streets. Twenty-first ward.
William Williams, one frame two-story, 14x
20 feet on Frankstown avenue, between Mnrt
land and Lang streets, Twenty-first ward. "
C. H. O'Bonnell, one fiame one-story, 14x13
feet on Clayburn street. between Graham and
Aiken streets. Twentieth ward.
Thomas Well, one frame one-story, 16x32
feet on Blaine street near Frazier, Fourteenth
Christy Byne, four brick two-story, 18x44
feet on Butler street between Fifth seventh
and Fifty-eighth streets. Eighteenth ward.
J. M. Pennock, Jr., four brick two-story. 18x
43 feet on Butler street between Fifty-seventh
and Fifty-eighth street Eighteenth ward.
Samuel Merk, one frame two-story, 17x48
feet on Butler street between Fifty-second and
Fifty-third streets, Eighteenth ward.
Citizens' Traction, one frame two-story store
house, 20x100 feet, on Penn avenue, between
Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth streets. Six
F. M. Magee, one stone three-story, 60x52 feet
on Hiland avenue, near McCully street, Nine
James Henderson, one frame two-story, 25x30
feet on Woodvllle street Thirty-fifth ward.
Philip Nell), one brick two-story, 24x24 feet
on Arch street near Shaffer, Twelfth ward.
W. 8. Lowery. one brick two-story, 16x20 feet,
on 15 Hazel street Seventh ward.
Peter Casey, one brick one-story, 16x43 feet
on corner of Logan and Bedford streets,
William Addy, one frame, two-story, 12x12
feet, on Griffith street Fourteenth ward.
D. D. Marry, three brick two-story, 20x46 feet
on Fifth avenue, near Seneca street Four
Fat Higgins, one brick two-story, 22x40 feet
on Eriu street between Wylie and Webster
avenues. Eleventh ward.
I Jos. O'Hara, one brick two-story, 17x52 feet
on Dinwiddle street near Wick, Eleventh
Ben Grove, Jr., one frame two-story, 16x28 J
leei, on roe auey,petween ruiy-secona ana
Fifty-third streets, Eighteenth ward.
W. B. Grenage, one frame one-story, 20x30
feet on Rebecca street Nineteenth ward.
Fred Hampe, one frame two-story stable, 80x
72 feet on Barkheimer, Twenty-seventh ward.
Jas. McMerkin, one frame two-story. 17x32
feet n Edmund street between Penn avenne
and Liberty, Twentieth ward.
Robert Lougbridge, one lrame two-story, 17x
43 feet n Edmund street Twentieth ward.
John Andrews, one frame two-story, 18x32
feet, on Brenton street near Thirty-third
street Thirteenth ward..
Hcnery Zeigler, one frame, two-story, 17x46
feet, on Howley avenue, between Main and
Flsk streets. Sixteenth ward.
George 8haffer, one brick, two-story, 20x27
feet on Carson street between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets. Twenty-ninth ward.
Philip Young, one frame, two-story, addi
tion, 13x17 feet, on No. 82, Sixteenth street
Mary E. Miller, one frame, one-story, 20x40
feet, on Urandvlew, Thirty second ward.
Mary E. Miller, two frame, two-story, 18x32
feet on Grandview, Thirty-second ward.
Tin Hald, one frame, one-story, 10x20 feet on
Breed street. Twenty-eighth ward.
Mrs. J. Denholen, one brick, two-story, 36x28
feet on Baum street Twentieth ward.
M. Finnegan, one-frame, one-story, 20x24 feet,
on Stockoln street near Hill, Twelfth ward.
James Veraer, two frames, ona story, 25x26
feet, on Penn avenue. Ninth ward.
C. Blyholder. one frame, one-story, 18x23 feet
on Penn-avenue, between Fortieth and Forty
first streets, Sixteenth ward.
Ontou I ranciscns, one frame, two-story,17x32
feet on Carrol street near Pearl, Sixteenth
J. Tavlor. one frame, two-storv. 16x16 feet on
Foe alley, between Fifty-second and Fifty-third
streets. Eighteenth ward.
Jacob Conrad, one frame, two-story, 21x30
feet, on Lyric street near Lincoln, Twenty
Mrs. Morgan, one brick, two-story, 20x32 feet
on Wylie avenne. Eleventh ward.
TnE Treasurer of the Philadelphia Com
pany has sent out a circular announcing quar
ly dividends henceforth.
r Bbadfobd aud Titus ville will vote on the
new rules for trading in oil futures to-morrow.
Bradford, It is thought will vote in the nega
tive, which will kill the measure.
At their semi-annual meeting the managers
of the Dollar Savings Bank declared a dividend
of 2 per cent payable Jnly L The aggregate
deposits havo increased to about 14,000,000.
M0YED UP A PEG.
Stocks Active, With a Sranll Advance All
Along tho Line The Struggle Over
Transcontinental Resumed A
Boom In Rochester and
New Yobk, May 18. Tho stock market was
again active this morning and strong in all its
departments, although the grangers, outside
of Oregon Transcontinental, were the principal
feature. The contest in Transcontinental
was not finished with the closing of the books,
and the heavy short interest in the stock was
still endeavoring to cover, which was the occa
sion of another pyrotechnic rise in the price of
the stock, though this time it was stock traded
in in the regular way. The great demand forced
its price up 20 per cent to 65 in the first hour,
but a supply of stock met this improvement
and it reacted to 37. This brought in new buy
ers, aud It again advanced to 42, where it
closed. There were rumors of an adjustment
of tho difficulties between the opposing parties
in the company, but they gained little credence
and had no appreciable effect upon the1 coarse
of the stock to-day.
Unlike the previous few days, the excitement
in Transcontinental did not have the effect of
restricting the trading in the general list and
Transcontinental to-day went back to third
place in point of activity. The baying of the
grangers was specially good, and there seems
to be a large short Interest in all of them which
Is now getting frightened, and the result was a
marked advance in all those stocks with larger
dealintrs than nsnal of late. Burlington was
the leader from the opening, and with bnt
slight interruption it steadily rose ever 2 per
coi)t. St Paul preferred was also sharply ad
vanced, selling up to 115 from 11 Its last
sale, but reacted to 112. Atchison, Union Pa
cific and St Paul wcro also prominent, but the
movements in these stocks, liko the remainder
of the list were confined to smaller fractions,
and the transactions developed no fcaturo of
special interest The day's business reached
158,833 shares, of which Burlington contributed
8.000. Atchison 10,850, Oregon Transcontinental
16.394, Union Pacific 12,850 and St Paul 12,315.
Almost everything traded in to-day is higher
to-night Oregon Transcontinental rose 7 per
cent St Paul preferred 2, Burlington and
Qulncy IM, Union Pacific and Rock Island
each IK. Atchison 1 per cent and others frac
Railroad bonds were rather dull again, but
the tone ot the market was firm and most of
the issues traded in are higher. The sales
reached J698.0(Xtof which the Dulnth. South
Shore and Atlantic contributed 8163,000, al
though it failed to advance more than hi per
cent Among the important gains were Bur
lington, Grand Rapids and Northern lsts, 2 to
102; Denver and Sonth Park lsts. ZM to V3K:
Chattanooga lsts, 1 to 135, and Rochester and
Pittsburg lsts, 4 to 120. There were no losses
of anv importance. Tbo sales of bonds for the
were 7.654,000, against 9,758,000 for last week.
The following table snou s tne price of active
stacks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dallj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney A Stephenson, members of New York
mcj u, s, iiCtJiiouauii, iUgmwctP vv ,
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Am, cotton Oil.
U.. Koexl. AP 80S S7tf
C St. L. & Plttr. ! ..
a, St. L. Pitts, pf.
C, St. P.. 31. AO..
U, Bt.-P..M. O.. pf. 9S 88
a & Jforthwcstern....U!9J4; 110
Col. Coal A Iron.....
Col. A Hacking Val ..
Del..L.&W. MOM 0
Dei. A Hudson. 138!i 1SIW
Denver A Bio G pf.
E. T Va. AUs
E. T., Vs. ft Ga.. 1st pf 74Jf 74tf
K T.. Vs. AGs. Id nf. 24 24
Illinois Central 115 115
Lake Kile. Westernt. 18K WH
Lake Erie A West. pr. . S9& 69 w
Lake Shore ft M. 8.. .-UTS', 1MH
Louisville 4 Nashville. 57H Kh
Mo., h.. ATexas. 12 12
ItlMOurl PsclSe 72!f 73
New York Central ,
N. Y.. L. E. & Vf SSJ ZSK
N.T., L. E. AW., pref Tog I0
N. YA X. E ':.... 445J 452
&. v.. O. & W 17 17
Norfolk Wester ,
Norfolk Western. pf,
Northern Paclfle.T.... 2M
Nortncrn pacific nref, 6214 SVi
Ohio A .Mississippi..... TX 222
Oregon improvement MV ut.
Oregon Traascon 3S& a
PaeifleMall 38 X
Phlladel. A Heading.. Wi 46
Pullman PaUce Car. ..1& 183 4
Btchmona & W, p. T.. S5J ZSH
itlchmond W.P.T.pf S3 81
t. Paul A DtUuth pr.
St P., Minn. AMan...WH 100
St. L. A San ran a ) 23
St. L. San fran pf.. Wft 69X
St.li. A San JCUi pr.
Texas Paelfie lltf 2H4
Union l'aclflc 60 eiH
Wabasn.... 15tf 15
Wabash preferred a? 231,
Western Union SUM rc
Whf elmg & h. K 66 65H
National Lead Trust .22
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stdeka, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change, BIU Asked.
Pennsylvania Ballroad S3 KS)f
Heading BaUroad 22 15-18 13
Bafialo. Pittsburg and Western..... 10 11
Lehigh Valley Uh 6.1
LeHlgh navigation .'.... (2K
Northern Pacific im 26J
northern Pacific preferred .. 62H 62.H
Boston & Albany.. .1145
Boston A ilalne.,.. .181
c 11. a a wk
Eastern K. K 85
Eastern K. B. es ....12!
Punt&PereM. nrd. 37
K.CStJ.A C.B. 7l.I22
Mexican Cen. com.. llW
Ji. Y. AAewJJng... UH
Ola Colour. "....175
Wis. Central, com..,
Wis. Central pf...
Calumet A Heels....23
t'rankiln. . 934
Pewablo (new) 2
Bell Telephone.. ..!
ft ater Power- 8J4
San Diego 15
MAEKETS BY WIBE.
Wheat Qalet and About Stendy Corn and
Oars Depressed, the Latter Closing
Easj Hog ProdaclA Dal! and
Prices a Little Off.
Chicago Wheat quiet and doll to-day. with
fluctuations confined to narrow limits. Nothing
specially now was developed. The feeling waa
weaker early, aud prices declined He from
opening figures, which were the samo as yester
day's closing, recovered again and ruled firm,
closing about the same as yesterday. Some ex
port demand was again reported at tha sea
board. There was a good demand for cash
wheat on milling account and sales comprised
mostly winter wheat, which sold at l2o
premium over June prices.
A good business was transacted In corn, and
at a still further decline in prices. The weaken
ing influences were much the same as yester
daythe large receipts and favorable weather.
Speculative offerings were heavy, and the vol
ume of business quite large. The market
opened lA$Mfi lower than the closing prices of
yesterday, was steady for a time, but soon be
came weak, declining c, ruled steady and
closed e lower than yesterday.
Oats were traded In rather sparingly for
future delivery. A qnlet and easier feeling
prevailed and prices declined c, more
from an absence of baying orders than to in
creased offerings and the market closed easy.
Only a fair trade was reported in mess pork
and the feeling was easier. Prices declined 15
f)17Kc and the market closed quiet at inside
Aattietand rather dnll feeling prevailed in
the lard market Offerings were fair early,
while the demand was light and prices receded
67c and closed rather quiet
Trading was only moderately active in the
market for short ribs. Prices declined 67Jc
and the marxet closed steady at inside figures.
The leading futures ranged as rollows:
"Wheat-No. 2 June, 80Ji81S0J4g81c:
July. 77X77476V077Hc; August 74V743i
7474c; year, 7&7fc.
Cokk No. 2 June, 333333V33Ke:
July. 34K34K34JiJ4c; August. 8i3
Oats No. 2 June, 2222Jc; July, 2ZVQ
22K2222c; August, :.
Mess PonK, per bbl. June, 811 57KH 60
11 6011 47K: July. Sll 72UH 72Sll 55
11 65; August, 811 70011 77K11 7011 62J
Lard, per 100 Rs. June, 80 77K6 75; Jul v.
88 87K6 87H6 806 80; August, tG S7K
SHORT KIB3, per 100 Ita. June, f5 82
6 80; July. So 9205 825 855 85; August,
85 855 92K.
Casn quotations were as rollows: Flour quiet
and weaker; winters, 81 004 75: spring wheat
patents, 84 7W 50; bakers', S3 203 50;No. 2
spring wheat, S2MK83c; No. 3 spring wheat, 70
80c; No. 2 red, 82gS3c No. 2 corn, 33c N 0. 2
oats, 22c No. 2 rye. 40c No. 2 barley,
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, II 04. Prime timothy
seed, SI 36. Mess pork, per -barrel, ill So
11 60. Lard, per 100 pounds, 86 75. Short ribs
sides (loose). $5 805 00. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), 5 12K5 25. Short clear sides (boxed),
86 12K66 25. Sugar unchanged. Receipts
Flour, 9,000 barrels; wheat, 17,000 bushels: corn,
335,000 bushels; oats, 188,000 bushels: rye, 1.000
bushels; barley, 6,000 bushels. Shipments
Flonr. 5.000 barrels: wheat 102L00O bushels: corn.
215,000 bnsbels: oats, 238,000 bushels; rye, 3,000
bushels; barley, none.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the bntter
market was verv weak; fancy creamerv, 15016c;
choice to fine, 12V14c;fine dairies, 1214c; fair
to good, 810c Eggs firmer at 12c
UY BTOCK MARKETS.
Condition of tho DIarket at the East Liberty
Office Pittsburg Dispatch, j
East Liberty. May 18, 1889. f
cattle Receipts, 780 head; shipments,
COO bead; market nothing doing, all through
consignments. 21 cars ot cattle shipped to New
Hoas Receipts. 1.300 head: shipments. 2,100
bead; market doll; Philadelphlas, 84 iOQl 60;
pigs and Yorkers. 84 404 0; 8 cars ot hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 800 head; shipments,
800 head; market firm at unchanged prices.
A clergyman, after years of suffering from
that loathsome disease, catarrh, vainly trying
every known remedy, at last found a recipe
which completely cured and saved him from
death. Any sufferer from this dreadful disease
sending self-addressed stamped envelope to
Prof. J. A. Lawrence, 88 Warren st, New York
City, will receive tne recipe iree ox charge.
All black embroidered China silks, 27
inches wide, $1 25 a yard; the handsomest
lightweight dress fabric shown this season.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacke.
Bosenbaum & Co. show more hats and
bonnets than a dozen other stores combined.
See for yourself and compare prices.
Peaeson, the leading photographer, al
ways gives you the worth of yonr money;
his cab. photos are the best
Ebad Kramer & Redman's advertise
ment on second page of this paper. It will
interest nil householders.
JOHN M. OAKLEY & CO.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
Members Chicago Board of Trade and
Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange.
45 SIXTH ST Pittsburg.
RIALTO BUILDING, Chicago.
Ateh.. top. a. ?.... m 44X
Canadian PaeiBs. ...... SSM 6H2
Canada 8outbe.ro. S2 ss
Central of New Jersey. 97 87
Chesspeake & Ohio..., nv 17K
C, Bur. Quiney. ...,uo3 van
0., MIL & St. Paul.... m N
C. Mll.&Bt. P.. nr....H3K 1U
THE FIRESIDE SPHIM
Addrcis communication far this department
foE.lt CHADBOUKX. LewUtoft, Maine.
WHSSB THE SPHCrx STTXHESS.
Twelve well-known American towns, which
have the same termination, represented by tha
631 A POETIC PILGRIMAGE.
Four poets from onr planet whirled
Set oat to find the nether world.
While waiting on the Styxian Shore
For Charon's nark to row them o'er.
The first a grave and reverened Greek;
"With bitterness was beard to speak
Of those who would applaud him dead.
Who, when he lived, refused him bread,
The second one of Erin's sons,
A master hand at squibs and puns
Thought in a row he'd like to mix.
Because he felt like crossing SItx.
The other two being canny Scots,
Of course refused to word their thoughts,
While waiting alt old Charon's sloop,
Procrustes came across the group,
And took a notion in his head
He'd cut them down to fit bis bed.
He of the Greek just left as much
As always will our feelings touch;
Off Erin's bard, to fit him in.
He took as much aa tanned bis skin;
When third was fitted to-the bed ,
lie was a thing for babes to dfead.
One of those rural running brooks
That seemed to Shakespeare nature? 3 books.
At last he fitted in the fourth,
Wben of the Wizard of the North
There was as much remaining as
Just showed what countryman he was.
'Twas now the Celt came to the front,
His talents torture couldn't blunt;
He from bis restless conch did start
And joined each amputated parr.
"Behold." be cried to. all the rest
"The thing; of which we are in quest?
, . W. WILSOS.
C92 PHOKETIC CHAEADE.
Oi'm a simple Orrisri soldier.
But Oi have ma aspirations;
A footman, boor, of lowest rank.
ir Ul only get me rations.
Belolke they think it's all Oi want;
Thev do not know me measure.
Add forty-five inches to what Oi am,
'Dado I wouldn't that give me pleasura I
And wouldn't the regiment too tha mars.
Och! Corp'ral, allanna, plaze don't lock; me
Sure, OI niver was dramin' o trafson i
693 a nttmebical tahgle.
A Spanish soldier, having straggled from tha
main body of troops, was overtaken by a heavy
shower of rain. As protection from the storm
he dinned a large L 2, 3, 4. while over his arm
hung a L 2, 3. 4. in which, be expected sbortlj
to 1,2, 3. 4 quantities of 1, 1 3, 4, when he and
bis comrades should 1,2,3,4 the. tows they
Coming unexpectedly upon a3.2,l,4ofl,
3, 4, he greedily imbibed a largo draught after
which be thus paradoxically apostrophized it:
"You are wet; you are dry. So like wise waa L
I drank of you. and yoa quenched my thirst.
Yon would greatly aid my companions and ma
in the work before us, bat the 3, 2, J. 4 In which
yoa are is too unwieldly for me to carry, and,
being wet 70a cannot bo transferred to tho L
2, 3, 4 on my arm; therefore, most reluctantly I
leave yoa, with the assurance that your influ
ence will go with me." M. C W.
694 MISTAKEX GBJTDEB.
In Etniopia's wide domain
The fertile mind vast stores may gain
For fiction tale, and wondrous story.
In which Munchausen well might glory.
Thus tret is socb a one indeed.
Thrilling the minds of all who read.
Certain it is, strange things abound '
Within that conntrv's denth nrofonnd.
The serpent's home, the wild Deast's,lair.
With insects queer, and plants most rare.
There too, we read, that even on trees
Bntter is found, and sometimes cheese.
Complete Is two three, but Why they call
Two three a one, I know not at all;
As names are given, regardless of sex.
Which oft mislead, sometime perplex,
Here too, doubtless, (He offender
Mistaken was abouttho gender.
1 ' M. WOODrOBD.
Why it is so I do not know.
Tell me the reason if yoa can;
Bat when "a shrew" I have in view,
I thing about a "Target max."
696 PECULIAB STAB.
L In Greek. 2. A game at cards. 3. A half
year's stipend dne a minister's relict 4. A
regal summer flower. 5u Not anxiously dill-
fent. 6. Things to be observed. 7. Loaners.
To support. 9. Certain European birds. 10.
Wickedness. U Part of an egg. 12. Halt
(Abb.) ft. Bzbs.
If an island's end
You'll place before.
You'll get "a young bear,"
And nothing more.
A 4 of clubs.
B, 7 of club.
C, queen of clabs.
D, o of clubs.
C. 6 of hearts,
D, 9 of hearts.
A, queen of hearts.
B, 2 of hearts.
Remark by author:
If A had taken this
trick with the 10 of trumps, instead of with tha
queen, he and bis partner could have made the
A, ace of hearts.
B, 3 of hearts.
C, 7 of hearts.
D, king of hearts.
A, 10 of hearts.
a, i of hearts.
C, knave of diamonds.
D, 3 of diamonds.
A. aco of clubs.
B, 8 of clubs.
C, 2 ot dabs.
D, knave of clubs.
C, 8 of hearts.
D, 4 of diamonds.
A. king of clubs,
B, 5 of hearts. N
C, 9 of clubs,
D, 6 of diamonds.
A, knave of diamonds.
B, 10 of diamonds.
C. 3 of clubs.
D. 6 of SDades.
C, 10 of clubs.
D, 5 of diamonds.
a, 2 of diamonds.
B, 9 of diamonds.
C, 6 of clubs.
D. 3 of spades.
A, king of diamonds.
A, 2 of spades.
B, queen of diamonds. B, ace ot diamonds.
Remarks by author: Should B throw away
a spade instead of the ace. ot diamonds in the
tenth trick, C would, of coarse, lead spaaes in
stead or diamonds on the next trick, and A
would make tho three remaining tricks in
C, 7 of diamonds. C. 8 of diamonds.
D, 7 of spades. 1), 8 of spades.
A, 10 of spades. A king of spakes.
B, 4 of spades. B, 6 of spades.
C, knave of spades.
D, 9 of spades.
A, ace of spades.
B, queen of spades.
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tatoes, ham, tongue, grapes, orange, a peck ot
pears, pickled butter, saflk, salmon, swedes,
rice, macaroni, dates, pu.mpkin. sqnash, celery,
oysters, pineapple, csnva46acjf t W
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SUBSCRIPTION FOR $5,000,000
OREGON PACIFIC '
First Mortgage6 Per Cent doJd Bonds,.
Due October 1, 1900.
Secared by a Deed of Trut to the Fame
Loaa and Trust Company, Trastee, C
eHnz the Franchises. Road, Xqalpmsat
and All Lands Belonging to the Company
BONDS S1.&0B EACH, INTEREST PAY
ABLE APRIL AND OCTOBER-
JOHN L BLAIR,
Blairstown, N. J,
H. C. ATWOOD.
Peace Dale. R. L
GEO. 8. BROWN.
San Francisco, Cal.
T. EL HOGG. ,
T. E. CAUTHORN,
E. A. ABBEY,
THE OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD
COSIPAM Y Is organized for the purpose of pro
viding the State of Oregon with an urgently
needed means of communication with other
States and foreign countries by means of a rail
road from YAQTJ1NABAY on the Paciflo
Ocean, running through the central portion of
the State to the eastern boundary thereof, a
distance of about 800 miles, where connection
will be made with the railroad line already
built to tbat point, as well as with those under
construction and projected.
YAQ.UINA BAY. from its commanding geo
graphical position and the scarcity of ports oa
the Oregon seaboard, is destined to be the fu
ture great seaport of Oregon, for, among
others, the followins reasons:
First-It is the ONLY PORT IN OREGON
ON THE SEA connected by a railway with
the great agricultural districts in tha State.
Second-THE OREGON PACIFIC RAIL,
ROAD crosses the four north and south lines
of railroad in the Willamette valley, the greSc
agricultural district of Oregon, and the Wil
lamette Biver at Albany, gathering business to
he delivered at the port of Yaqnina.
Third The distanco to the Paciflo Ocean
from the heart of the Willamette valley by the
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD is only 7J
miles, while by the way of Portland and the
Columbia lllver it Is 230 miles to tha sea.
Fourth It is the terminus of a railroad trav
ersing an agricultural country of unsurpassed
fertility, pro-lucing millions of bushels of grata
annually and large yields of other agricul
tural products, and supporting herds of cattle,
sheep and horses. The railroad also passes
through a country rich in deposits of coatirou.
gold and silver, and, for 50 miles, through one)
of the finest b vlles of timber anywhere in the
world. The timber district has been preserved
to this time by the absence of needed railroad
Fifth The whole business of Central. South
ern and Eastern Oregon will be carried by tha
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD COM
PANY to Yaqrdn-i, and distributed from that
port in about one-half the time consumed, and
aiaDouiose-nau rne cost ior transportation
charged by any other existing or projected
The business imm ediately available to tha
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD, and the
huge business that w4U eome to it, as its line Is
poshed farther east ard, until it reaches Boiso
City, and there mal es connection with the
present transcontinental lines as well as others
to be completed, demo pstrates that Yaqulo
Bay is to be the f atnre .treat seaport of Oregon,
Tho topography of the- eastern portion ot the
State of Oregon, and the territory of Idaho,
compels all roads, creating Oregon over its
eastern border to enter t be Stats at or near the
point determined as its oistern terminus by the
OREGON PACZFIG RAILROAD COM
PANY. With adequate oeeas shlpptng facilities to
handle, the traffic there wosld now be available
sofSaent business to meet all the fixed charges.
From the heart of tha Willamette Valley to
the sea the distance by the Oregon Pacific .
Railroad is bat 73 miles, wir.'le the shortest Una
bx other roads Is 230 miles hi length, which wffl
exutbla tha OREGON PACvlG-RAlER'OAD
to hold the business agatasc competition. As
distance and time add t the. cost of transpor
tation It is simply 3.f impossibility for compet
ing lines to hau'ie the bastri'css at the same
rata aa is none -.rj vine uiii.ijUiM trAUuriu
RAILROAD COMPANY. Central Eastern
Oregon being a treeless coantTy will draw its
timber and co 1 supply from along the Una of
the OREGON PACIFIC RAHiROAD in the
Cascade Itoontains. Tha supplies of timber
and coal (till be taken East mi the trains going
to tha eat fertile plains of thiit district for
agrigplcaral products to ha det'vered at the
rort of Yaquina, thus securing; tcuc each way.
Thh gives without interference. ti. e OREGON
PACIFIC- RAILROAD the remunerative local
business, and will enable it to do through busi
ness at prices that will command! Ma full share
of that trade
THE OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD
COMPANY will locate and owntbe towns
along tha Una of its nuutand reap t&o benefits
resulting' therefrom. The prtncijwil lands
through which the Company'sline. ruAs and is
located are owned by the Compauyv and
amount to over nine hundred, and fify thou
sand acres. More tban three-quarters afthese-,
lands are open rolling plains and immediately '
available for tillage.
The franchise confers exceptional advant
ages on the Company, and among them IS tha
return to the Company, by tha State. aC all
taxes levied and collected until 19001 on the
lands and other properties of the Company
The company has In operation 138 miles of
continuous road, at the end of which; It enters,
the timber tract above referred to:30 miles, are
in the bands of the Construction Department,
and 40 miles of roadbed through the-Jlalheux
Valley are ready forrailsi. The-whole Una
will be completed by the antmnn of ISStt Steal
rails for the completion of the road, together
with fasteaings, have bees purchased.
The five millions of bonds sow offered are)
the remainder of the total issue- of fifteen
millions provided for in the mortgage, and by
an arrangement between the RailroaaCcnpanj'
and Messrs. Barker Brothers A Cc, of Enila-,
delphia, the proceeds of these bonds are held
by tbat firm to be paid to the. Railroad Com
pany only as the work ef construction
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD CO,
By T. E. HOGG, President,
New Yobk, May 15,1883.
The undersigned will receive subscriptions
for the above-mentioned FIVE: MILLION
DOLLARS ($5,00X000) 8 per cent Gold bonds of
the Oregon Paciflo Railroad Company at par
and accrued interest
The subscription will be opened atlQ-o'clock
on Thursday, May 23, and will close at 12 o'clock
on Saturday, May 25. Dot the right fs reserved
to reject any and all applicatiocu.or to clone the
subscriptions at an earlier date and to allot a
smaller amount than applied for.
Payment to be made: 10 per cent at tha fhne
of allotment 45 per cent June 15. aad the bal
ance of 45 per cent on Jnly 11; Interest to bo ad
justed to date of final paymentwben the bonds
will be delivered. Payments may ha antici
pated if desired, and interest will bo allowed
thereon at 6 percent
Copies of the Articles of Incorporation and
of the mortgage have b een deposited with; the
undersigned, from whom forms of appUcattioa
may bo obtained.
BARKER BROTHERS & CO.,
125 South 4th st., Philadelphia.
MANHATTAN TRUST CO.,
10 Wall st, New York.
TTTHITNEY fc STEPHENSON,
7 FOURTH AVENUE.
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. DrexeL.
Morgan & Co , New York. Passports procured.
Railroad Mining fill II C.
Stoctcs. Sloclis. "IL J JLO
changes. Loans made at low rates of Interest
Established 18761 WWekly Circular FRSS.
a. B.CHISHOUM 4 CO., 01 Broadway, N.Y