Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 16, 1889, SECOND PART, Page 13, Image 13

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Two lieu Who Survived the Full
Force of an Electric Shock.
One of the living Curiosities Was a Eesi
dent of fittsbnrg.
Kew Tokk, June 15. Those who are
actively opposed to the use of electricity in
capital punishment have discovered two
survivors of the alternating current, such as
it is proposed to use in the death punish
ment of William ETemmler. One of them is
unable, however, to answer a summons to
testify, and the other has been secreted for
reasons best known to the competitors inter
ested in the controversy.
The most important questions raised in the
natter are whether the method will be in
hnnianly cruel, and will it disfigure the
subject? It has been the good fortune of
your correspondent to meet W. J. Bell, one
of the men mentioned.and get from him facts
more important than all the theories that in
terested persons may offer. Bell is 26 years
old, and is from St Paul, where he was for
nine years telegraph lineman. He is a
strongly-built man, rather under-sized, with
a broad, open face and honest features. He
looks as though accustomed to hardships
and of tough constitution.
In 18S8 Bell was in the employ of the St
Paul District Telegraph Company. On
June 22 a wire was cut at Sixth and Wa
basha streets. He was sent to repair the
damage. The wire was connected with
miles of lines throughout the city. One end
lay on the ground. Bell picked it up with
his left hand and climbed the pole.
"The wire I held," he says, "was very
leavy. I noticed that there was a guy wire
fastened to my pole which communicated
with the electric light wires used for incan
descent lights. I did not think of the cur
rents being on, and I climbed right up my
pole until my right hand struck the guy
wire. In a moment I was struck. My le!t
hand being on the telegraph wire grounded
me connected him with the ground and,
, in consequence, the full current in the elec
tric light wires passed through my body.
"Electricity will alwajsrun to the ground
first, if it gets the opportunity, and so it lelt
the wires to pass through me. It is hard to
define my feelings. First of all, I think.
my mind was filled with horror. There had
been two men killed that year and I felt,
like a flash, that my time had come. That
was only a meutal feeling. The physical
sensation was different First came a curious
feeling in my legs, as though I was about to
have a chill.
"Then it seemed as if I was swelling up
like a balloon, and was going to burst
There was no pain merely that sense of
coming dissolution. Of course I was unable
to let go of either wire until I became un
conscious. Then I suppose the weight of
the telegraph wire broke my hold on the
other wire, and I fell to the ground. I have
since fixed the time that I sustained the
shock at 20 seconds. I base my computation
on the statement of Miss Swetland, a lady
who lived in the corner house, and to whom
"She was looking out of the window when
she saw my predicament She rushed as
fast as she could through two rooms, down
stairs and around the corner of the building
in time to see me fall. She has done it since
then in 20 seconds. I fell just 15 feet, but
some men wno had gathered grabbed me
and broke my fall. I lay like dead, and
the men summoned an ambulance. My
heart pulsation ceased entirely, and so did
my circulation. Everybody but Miss Swet
land insisted that I was dead.
"She refused to let them carry me away,
but took pails of water from a passing
sprinkling cart and poured them oyer me.
At the end of 30 minutes signs of life re
turned and I got up dazed. I did not know
what I was doing, but ran for three blocks,
and then fell down again insensible. ras
removed to the hospital this time and there
I remained insensible two days.
"After I regained consciousness I was
unable to see anything, and could only
recognize friends who visited me by their
Toices. As I hare said, I felt no actual
pain during the shock, although where the
electric light wire struck my right hand it
burned a hole to the bone; but the after
effects were terrible. My left side having
been grounded, the worst results were
noticeable -there.
ran all over me for weekend I felt as cold
as ice from the hips down for six months.
Apparently there was no circulation of the
blood and I was awfully lame and my head
ached. I could not tree, and the light was
painful to my eyes, so that I had to wear
blue glasses. I could not think consecu
tively;, nor was I capableof any work. Even
now, if I did not take medicine, I should be
in much the same plight"
Bell has two small white scars as evidence
of his experience. One is on the right fore
finger just below the second joint on the
under side. It is very small and looks as
though it marked some small cut The
other scar is on the thumb of his left hand
and is even less noticeable. Bell has been
living in a little house in Varick street, and
his expenses have been paid by the people
who have held him in seclusion until the
time should come when his testimony
would be of service to them. It will be no
ticed that he savs that he suffered nn rutin
during the shock, which would seem to set
tle the question as to the cruelty of elec
trical executions.
While in this city he has been under the
care of Dr. J. T. O'Connor, expert in nerv
ous diseases. Dr. O'Conorsaid to your cor
respondent that Bell's case was the most re
markable he had ever had. Why he was
cot killed outright was a mystery.
"I imagined before I came across this
man," he said, "that such a shock as he re
ceived would kill any man. Of conrse, if
he survived another man might, but I would
not want to venture an opinion as to that"
Bell says that the current that passed
through him is identical with that which
has been adopted by 2Tew York State for
electrical executions, the same dynamos
controlling the currents.
Charles Young, the only other survivor
of a shock of this nature, is a son of Prof.
xoung, oi .rrinceton. He was in the em
ploy of the Westinghouse Company, at
Pittsburg, and received his shock while
handling a live wire. The result has been
a nervous prostration, which prevents his
moving at all. He was removed to his
Princeton home, where he now lies in a
critical condition, and it has been beyond
the ability of any physician to aid him.
The doctors know, of course, what his
condition is due to, and what the actual
effects are, but why those effects should ex
ist, they say they are unable to understand.
WEAKstomach.Beecbam'sPllls actlike magic
PeaiiS' Soap secures a beautiful complexion.
Imported Mjcrry Wine.
Imperial Amorosa, 1810 $3 50
Imperial Amontillado, 1828 3 00
Pemartin Eeserve. 1840. 2 00
Solera Cabinet, 1860 l 60
Vinode Pasto 100
Jfnll quarts, case or gallon.
William J. Friday,
n-FSTj 633 Smithfield street
TJeess Goods 12-inch wide French all
wool dress goods in plaids, stripes and
checks at 50c, actual worth SI a yard.
Mtvrsu Hdgus &HACEX.
Ovee 200 varieties of Imnorted Key
West and Domestic Cigars from 52 to 540
per 100.
G. W. Schmidt.
Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
The Case Argued In the Conns A Number
of Sentence.
An argument was heard in the United
States Circuit Court yesterday in the mat
ter of appointing a successor to the late
John Scott as one of the receivers oi the
Allegheny Valley Railroad. Mr. George
Shiras appeared for the motion. He argued
that heretofore the receivership had been
conducted by two receivers appointed at the
suggestion of the Pennsylvania Bailroad
Company. Mr. W. H. Barnes, the sur
viving receiver, while he might not now
be connected with the Pennsylvania Eail
road Company, yet he had been associated
with them for many years, and it is desired
that ha have a co-receiver not so closely
identified with the Pennsylvania Bailroad
John "H. Hampton, Esq., appeared for
the Alleirhenv Valley Railroad and
opposed the motion. He contended
that Mr. Barnes was fully capable to handle
the business; that he had done so satisfac
torily in the past He had been appointed
on account of the ill health of President
Scott, which accounted for two receivers.
The Court took the papers and reserved
the decision. The Pennsylvania Railroad
Company's counsel will be heard in the case
if it is desired.
The following sentences were imposed
yesterday in the Criminal Court: Lewis
Pfeil, assault and battery, $10 and costs:
Frank Stowickey, aggravated assault and
battery, six months to the workhouse; Henry
Bills, illegal liquor selling, $550 fine and
six months to the workhouse; Howard Will
iams, assault and battery, 6 cents fine and
costs; Thomas Maekeviak, aggravated as
sault and battery and indecent assault, $20
fine and costs. In the case of Lizzie Nolan,
who had pleaded guilty to abandoning an
infant, sentence was suspended. A young
man naa agreea to marry ner, ana mis met
produced leniency.
William Barum, of the Thirty-fifth ward,
the father of Clara Barum, a 13-year-old
girl, yesterday entered suiton behalf of his
daughter, against James WGittings for
$5,000 damages. It is claimed that Gittings,
without warrant or authority, went to the
house and arrested the girl and had her
taken in the patrol wagon to the station
house on some charge. Damages are asked
for false arrest
Tbe steamboat Seven Sons was sold by the
"United States Marshal yesterday at public
sale. It was purchased by James G. .Fairfield
for $1,550.
A surety of the peace case between Amos
Sonrbrine and Grant Miller alias White.
Both oi the men are sprinters and some
trouble arose about a match which had been
declared off. Two-thirds of the cost were
put on Miller and one-third on Sourbrine.
L. Franz Becker yesterday sued for a
divorce from his wife, Katherinc M. E.
Becker, alleging desertion.
In Common Pleas Court No. 2 yesterday,
overseers of elections were appointed for 48
oi the districts in the county for the contest
on Tuesday.
In the garnishee proceedings of the Mc
Neal Pipe and Foundry Company against
Albert C. Weaver, judgment was entered
yesterday against the garnishees, George L.
Drum, $1,795 25. In default, and Henry
Peachman, $1,795 25. for want of an ap
pearance. James M. Caldwell, 'Esq., yesterday was
appointed commissioner in the divorce case
of James P. Lenahan against Ellen Lena
ban. Following is the trial list for the Crim
inal Court Monday : Commonwealth vs.
Charles E. Alien, Daniel Davis, John Witt
mer (2), Thomas Kelly, Jessie Havis, Harry
Gallino, Charles Donahue, John Morosquek
(2), J. G. Schriner, McClurg Donally et al.
The andit list for Monday is as follows:
Estate of Accountant
Elizabeth Kemaley W. W. Alsbach.
Andrew Finney. Joseph Fayne.
Mary J. femtth,
A. A. Itinimo.
Mark Collins ,
Annie C Cooper
Elizabeth Mmon
JlarrL,. Cruinpton...
Charles W. Harris...
Dr. Joseph Conrtnev,
Charles A. Fllson....
..Safe Deposit Co.
..F. C Miller.
..John Jonrdan.
..H. II. Crumpton.
..William Ulakely.
..J. M. Courtney.
, .James V. AlcMasters.
XV. U. Conies, of SienbenWIIe. Took Sev
eral Kinds of Poison nnd Died.
William H. Coates, who kept a saloon on
North Fourth street, Steubenville, O., com
mitted suicide yesterday morning by taking
a dose of rough on rats and other poisons.
He suffered untold agony for nearly six
hours before he died. ,.
The cause assigned for the deed was the
relusal of his wife to have anything further
to do with him. He had been to Pittsburg
to sea her Friday, and had returned in a
state of intoxication. After taking the
poison a doctor was called, but Coates re
sisted assistance, stretched himself out on
his billiard table, bid his friends, a number
of whom stood around him, good-by, and
died. A message was sent to his wife at
128 Third avenue at once. Mrs. Coates
started for Steubenville yesterday. She
did not have the appearance ot a sorrowing
widow, being attired in a pink dress and
light hat. She says that Coates was not the
only one of his family who had committed
suicide, his own mother and several of his
relatives having died by their own hands.
Small tots of One-Hair Pair to Three Pairs
of a Pattern.
Our large sales of the past few months
have left a few pairs of a kind in many
patterns of both lace and turcoman cur
tains. They will go at the same low prices as
characterize our carpet remnant sale.
That is sufficient to inform you they are
very, very cheap.
Edwabd Gboexzingeb,
627 and C29 Penn avenue.
The great magnet that can do wonders at
Jackson's, extraordinary reductions. Hark
down in every department. Suits of fine
all-wool cheviot, cassimere', worsteds, now
marked down to $8, $10, $12; worth double
the amount. See these bargains; it will pay
you; odd pants lor ordinary wear, warranted
not to rip, at 51 50; worth double. Hen's
fine dress pants at $2, 82 50 and 53, only
equaled by custom tailors. Visit our ha't
department for nobby styles. Stiff and soft
hats marked down to the lowest notch. We
don't intend to make reductions at the end
of tbe season. Now is the time to give
buyers the benefit Jacksoxs',
Clothiers, Tailors, Hatters and Furnishers,
951 and 956 Liberty street, Star Corner.
Pure Kye Wbisky.
XXX 1852, Private Stock 52 00
XXX 1870, Choice Old Cabinet 1 so
Choice Old Gibson 2 00
1879 Gibson 150
Guckenheimer Lubling 175
Guckenheimer Pure Eye 1 00
Large' Old Rye 150
Superior Y, Overholt 1 25
XXXX Old Honongahela 100
Full quarts, case or gallon.
Wm. J. Friday, 633 Smithfield street
Imported Sherry.
1828, Imperial Amontillado Sherry,
full quarts $3 00
1828, Imported Brown Sherry, full
quarts'. 3 00
Pemartin Sherry, full quarts 2 00
Choice Old Brown Sherry, full quarts. 2 00
HatmonV Sherry, full quarts 1 50
Fine Old Topaz Sherry, full quarts.... 1 00
For sale by G. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97
Fifth ave.
I Did it Because BIy Mother Told Me So.
Commence at once and save your money
in your dress, and in no better way can you
succeed than by having Dickson, the Tailor,
of 65 Fifth ave., cor. V00d st, 2d floor,
clean, repair and put your last summer
clothes in good -shape at a trifle. Telephone
1558. Give him a trial.
Lace Ctjktaiks Many lots of which
we have from to 3 pairs, each style only,
will be sold at very ranch under value to
close. Htjgus & Hacke.
Encouraging Facts and Gossip About
the Business Situation.
Tips on Beal Estate Deals, One of Which
Concerns Seville Island.
Manager Chaplin, of the Pittsburg Clear
ing House, is ail optimist from head to heel.
He can see rainbows where less hopeful eyes
discern only clouds. He has no love for
growlers, and occasionally takes pains to let
them know it When I interrogated him
yesterday as to the condition of business, he
smiled blandly and said:
"It's all right Some people say it's dead,
but if so, the corpse is remarkably well
preserved. The clearings this week are al
most $2,000,000 greater than for the correspond
ing time last year. This tells the whole story."
But this was not the only evidence gathered
showing that business is on the road to recov
ery. Tbe week was neither one of tbe bestnor
one of tbe worst; It was about betwixt and be
tween, wbich was as much as could be expected
under the circumstances. In nearly every de
partment of trade the improvement over the
previous week was patent to even the most
careless observer. Stocks were generally firm,
with sales ot 6,773 shares. Petroleum was steady
and dull. A large business was done In mort
gages, the number recorded being 161, for $373,-
251. Beal estate was rather quiet but the busi
ness transacted was quite respectable in vol
ume. Some of the deals were for large amounts.
Jobbers reported a liberal movement of season
Able goods. The week closed with a good feel
ing all round.
From the unfavorable condition of tbe
leather and other causes not necessary to
mention, it was feared that the number of
building permits would make a sorry showing.
This was not the case, however, as 43 were
issued for an aggregate amount of 71,230. The
number issued for the month of May was S61,
and the estimated cost was $771,474. Bo far this
year the gain over 1SS3 is 05 permits and $290,000.
1 asked a contractor if he thought the estimate,
made early in tbe season, of 4,000 houses for
the year, woald be made good. He said: "I
begin to think we will have to come down a pec
or two. The flood has had a bad effect Lum
ber is higher. This will discourage many who
had thonght of building. The weather is also
against us. I think it the end of tbe year sees
8,000 wo should be satisfied."
No large business concern can be success
fully carried on without strict discipline among
the employes. This has contributed m no
small degree to the success and popularity of
the Pennsylvania Bailroad. Just before the
heavy rain set in Friday night I saw a passen
ger tram roll up to the Union depot but It did
not stop under the shed. The rear brakeman
took his station and stood there until tbe storm
was over. He had neither overcoat nor um
brella. When bis duty had been discharged,
be walked into the station looking as if be had
just been fished from tbe river.
'Why didn't you seek shelter!" he was
"Because my place was at the train, storm or
no storm," was bis reply.
Devotion to duty, such as this, is a conspicu
ous trait of the American character, and heroes
are no: so scarce as they seem.
The reference to hopeful men in a previous
paragraph, leads me to remark that the city is
full of them. They generally wear a smile and
move along as if they had something to do and
had very little time to do it In. They talk rap
idly and to the point I overtook one of them
yesterday scurrying across the street as If run
ning a blopkade. He is a hardware dealer, and
said he had Just received an order from Johns
town for stoves and their equipments to enable
tbe people there to cook their food, they hav
ing become tired of swallowing it raw. "It is
wonderful," he took time to observe, "how
quickly our people recover from disaster.
Johnstown will be on its feet again in a few
months. They have the will and the way will
be provided."
Leaving this gentleman, in a few minutes I
caught a glimpse of a real estate dealer and
another man as they dashed through the street
in a buggy, going in tbe direction of the East
End; 1 afterward learned that tbey drove to
tbe Union station and took a train for Edge-
wood, where they made a careful examination
of the McKelvy farm, with what object I could
not learn, but it is likely their visit had some
connection with the report that the farm is to
be sold and sub-divided.
Several other real estate pointers were ob
tained during the day, but they were so vague
that it was impossible to make much out of
them. One gentleman told me that there was
a 50,000 deal in progress for something on
Neville Island, but he didn't know what A
transaction on Penn avenue was mentioned, as
was also one on Smithfield street, between
Fourth avenue and the river, but everything
save tbe bare rumor was studiously withheld.
It is a fact known to many, however, that there
Is a good deal going on in real estate that does
not appear upon the surface.
The promise to the people of Wilklnsbnrg of
a supply of Allegheny river water by tbe last of
July or beginning of August seems to have
been made without due consideration. From
Inquiry and observation I think it is safe to put
the date a month later. The pipes have been
laid, but the pumping station and tbe reservoir
are far from completion. It is about settled, as
I understand, that the company will supply
water to all the towns between Wllkinsburg
and North Braddock.
I was Informed yesterday that good water
had been fonnd at a depth of 25 feet in the dis
trict that is being opened in the upper part of
Edgewood. This will be good news to those
who have recently purchased lots there, some
of whom contemplate building this summer.
La Norla tbe Only Bright Spot in the Stock
La Noria monopolized nearly all the business
at the stock call yesterday, contributing 300 of
tbe 315 shares sold. It was a trifle stronger. A
broker remarked that he believed this stock
was being held up to enable certain gentlemen
to unload. Another broker said it had not yet
reached the top, and if the mill panned out as
expected there would be a boom in it before
long. These antagonistic views were not calcu
lated to throw much light on the situation.
The other stocks traded in were Chartlers
Gas . and "Westinghouse Airbrake, neither
showing any change in figures. Electric was
slightly weaker. The tractions and the gassers
were barely steady. Everything else was about
where it stood all week. There was the usual
Saturday demand for bank, insurance and
bridge stocks, but they were held above the
views of buyers. Bids, offers ana sales were:
Bid. Asked
Arsenal 65 ....
Diamond National Bank .....160 ....
Duquesne National Hank M0 ....
KTrhanre National Bank 81
Fourth National Bank 125 130
Fifth Avenue 40 ....
Freehold Uauk 53 ....
Farmers and Mechanics' 220 325
Iron City Jsalional Bank 92 ....
Mechanics" .National bank 105 ....
Metropolitan National Bank 94 ....
Odd Fellows' Savings Bank 65 70
Pittsburg National Bank Commerce... 232),' ....
Pittsburg Bant forSavlngs 210 ....
People's National Bank 150 ....
Third National Bank 160 ..
Tradesmen's National Bank 22s ....
Union National Bank 300 ....
Real Estate Loan and Trust Co., Al'gy 80 ....
Second National Bank, Allegheny 180
Monongahela 105
Bid. Asked.
Allegheny Insurance.Co 50 56
Allemannia 40 ....
Boatman's 27 ....
Ben Franklin 45 ....
Birmingham 40 45
Central. '.'.. 49
German American 61 ....
Humboldt ..? 40 45
Monongahela S3 ....
Icutonla 50 ....
Union 40
i. 1
"Western Insurance Co .... &
Did. Asked.
Allegheny Gas Co. (lllnm.), 37
Consolidated Oas Co. (Ilium,) 33
mtaburgUas Co. (Ilium.) 63 ....
Soutbslde Gas Co. (Ilium.) M
Bid, Asked,
Chartlers ValleyGas Co M .
Manufacturers Gas Co
atural Gas Co. of W.Va fo 70
Peoples Nat, Gas andtfpeageCo 17
Pennsylvania Gas Co 10 .-..
Philadelphia Co S6X 37
PineKnn 13
Union GasCo 54 0
"Wheeling Gas Co 30)4 31
Bid. Asked.
Forest Oil Co 06
Bid. Asked.
Central Traction 3l 32
Citizens' Traction 69M
Pittsburg Traction S2
Pittsburg, Allegheny and AIanchester.240
Bid. Asked.
Allegheny Valley 2 10
Chartlers Railway 40 .,.
P'gh, Youngt'n & Ashtabula. 30 ....
Pittsburg and Connellsvllle. .... 25
rittsDurg junction it. it. uo -u
Pitts., McK. & Yough. K. It. Co
. M
nits., uin. &ai. iioms
Pitts. & Western K. R. Co ,
Pitts. & "Western B. B. Co. pref.
. 18
. 12
. 21X
N. Y.
&C. Gas Coal Co 33
Bid. Asked.
tforthslde Bridge Co.. SO
Monongahela 20 ....
Union.! 13 15)4
Bid. Asked.
Charlotte Mining Co .
La JJoria Mining Co IK Uf
Bilverton Mining Co 1
Bid, Asked.
Allegheny County 99 102
Westinghouse S3 S3X
Bid. Asked.
Union Switch and Signal Co 23K 21,.
"Westinghouse Air Brake Co v U7)i W
The sales were 10 shares of Chartlers Gas at
60. 100 La Norla at 1. b. 0. SO, 200 regular at
1, ando Airbrake at 117.
Tbe total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 108.500 shares, including: Atchison,
7,250; Erie. 8,530; Louisville and Nashville. 1.925;
Missouri Pacific, 2.205; Northwestern, 5,700;
Northern Pacific preferred, 1,612: Reading,4, 100;
St. Paul, 19.200; Union Pacific, 7,711; Western
Union, 1,889. '
Financial Affairs Bracing Up Continued
Gains Over Last Tear.
The money market yesterday was in good
shape, showing steady improvement in all
lines, especially discounts. There was no
change in rates, but tbey were firm. Checking
was a feature, and depositing was larger than
for some time. Clearings were nearly $2,000,
000 larger than for the corresponding week last
year, when there was no disaster or other ab
normal conditions to depress trade. The report
for the day, week and year is. worth studying.
It is as follows:
Exchanges , t 2,0M,OB 10
Balance S7S.GU2 S3
Exchanges for the week 11,978,537 18
Balances for tbe week 2,463,120 00
Exchanges, dally average - 3,906, 42 86
Exchanges week of 1888 10,105.630 42
Balances week of 1889 1,730,93) 60
Exchanges last week.. 10,(99,3,72 19
Balances last week 1,922,576 66
Total exchanges, 1889 292,6U9tl 59
Total exchanges, 1888 281,680,031 08
Gain. 1889 over 1838 to date 30,901933 51
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy, with no loans; closed offered at 2 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper, SJiffioK- Ster
ling exchange dull, but steady, at SI W for CO
day bills, and $4 SSJi for demand.
The weekly statement of the New York
banks, Issued yesterday, shows the following
changes: Reserve, decrease, $452,950, loans,
increase, $2,384,400; specie, decrease, $1,834,900;
leeal tenders, increase. Sl.466.900: deposits in
crease, $2,339,800; circulation, decrease, $27,900.
Tbe banks now hold $10,603,225 in excess of tbe
25 per cent rule.
The exports of specie from the port of New
York last week amounted to $4,675,493,; of
wbich $4,530,343 was in gold and $145,150 silver.
All the silver and $4,661,922 in gold went to Eu
rope, and $18,671 gold went to couth America.
Of the gold shipped to Europe, $4,513,272 went
to France, $4,007,015 of it being consigned di
rect to Paris. The imports of specie for the
week amounted to $34,855, of which $25,294
was gold and $9,661 silver.
Closing Bond Quotations.
U. S. 43,reg 12S!
M.K. &T. Gen.Ss.. 57J4
Mutual Union 6s.. ..103
. J. C. Int. Cert...lloJ$
Northern l'ae. UU..12I
u. s. 4s. conp j:2$
U.8.44s(reg 106
U. S. 4s, coup 10G&
raciuessoi '... . us
Loul6lanastamped4s 90
Missouri 6s.. 103K
'lenn. new set, 6s....l08)j
Tenn. new set. 5s... .105 h
Tenn. new set. its.... 78
Canada So. "is 99&
Cen. racialists WV4
lien. It, K. G., lsts..,119X
Den, & R. G. 4s Sin
D.&K.G.West.lsts. 102
Erie. 2ds ..I03)s
11. K.&T. Geo. 6s.. 62X
Northern l'ac. 2ds..ll5
Northw't'n consols. H6
Northw'n deben's..ll3
Oregon & Trans. Cs.lOoJi
St. L. 4 1. SI. Gen. 5s 86
St.L.&S. X. den. M121
Si. 1'aul consols 129
St. I'l. Chi A Pc. lsU120
Tx., Pc.L. U.Tr.Ks. 89a
Tx..l!.K.G.Tr.llcts 38)
union l'ac. sts lieil
West bhore I0jj
New Yohk Clearings, $126,607,279; bal
ances. $6,233,718. For the week Clearings,
$712,196,(i59: balances, $36,428,636.
BOSTON Clearings, $16,457,739; balances,
$1,502,514. Mpney 2 per cent
Baltimobe Clearings, $1,909,830; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, $11,901,789; bal.
ances 11,749,158. For tbe week Clearings,
$63,562,671; balances, 9,609,694.
Chicago Money on call, 4J5 per cent;
time loans, 56. Bank clearings, $10,190,000,
ST.LOTjis-Clearings, $3,071,319; balances,
An Advance In Oil Prevented by the Stand
ard Monopoly.
Tbe temper of the oil market was bullish at
fhe opening yesterday, and it continued strong
all day. But while strong, It was very dull, trad
ing being very light at all of the exchanges, and
no outsido support. The opening, 83c was
the highest, and the closing, S3Jc, the lowest.
These were tbe only fluctuations, and there
were no sales above or below them, Finkerton
was the heaviest buyer. Tbe clearings were
376,000 barrels. There were no rumors of Im
portance, and no change in the general condi
tions. A-broker remarked: "I believe the Standard
will defeat every attempt to advance prices.
They want cheap oil for refining, and will work
the ropes so as to get it." Sproul Lawrence
posted the following field news:
Brush Creek The Hite A Brennan No. 2well
is flowing at the rate of 7o barrels per day. Tbe
United Oil and Gas Company's No. 2 well is
flowing at the rate of 10J barrels per day.
Turkey Foot Given No. 4 well is fluwincr at
Llie rate of 100 barrels per day.
Asauersiown .Montgomery No. Z well is
through tbe sand and dry. Thn Ueggs well has
filled up and is In the 100-foot sand.
A. B. McGrew & iCo. quote: Pats, 83c;
calls, S3Hc '
Features ot the Market.
Corrected daily by John M. Oaxiey t Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
leum Exchange.
Opened MILowcst 8SH
Highest NH Closed 81H
Average runs , to, 050
Average shipments 74.839
Average charters 42,176
Refined, New York, 6.90c
HrflnC' ljondon, 5 8-16(1.
Refined, Antwerp, 17f.
Refined. Liverpool, 6Kd.
Carrying, Now York natt Oil Cltv, SSc storage;
Bradford fiat; Pittsburg, 25c premium.
Other Oil Markets.
On. Crr?, June 15. National transit cer
tificates opened atS3Wc; highest, S3c; lowest,
3c;cIosed.at83c. n
Bbasforo. June 15. National transit cer
tificates opened at S3Mc; lowest, 83Kc: highest,
83c; closed, SSJ$c
TrxusviUE, June 15. National transit cer
tificates opened at 83c; highest, 83c; lowest,
83c; closed. E3c.
New Yobk, June 16L Petroleum was In
tensely dull, and the movement of prices was
tho narrowest possible, only one fluctuation of
iio being recorded in each Exchange. Con
solidated Exchange: Opening, 83e; highest,
83c; Ion est, &Xc; closing. S3jc. Stock
Ki-changc: Opening, 83Jc; highest, 83Uc: low
est. 83JBc; closing 83J6& Total sales, 410,000
They Shovr That ibe Interest la Healty Is
. Gaining Headtvay.
Allcs & Bailey, 164 Fourth avenue, sold for
George H. Kuhn the property situated No. 42
Center avenue, a brick dwelling of five rooms
and improvements, for $2,700.
. D. Behen & Son sold for John W. Wiley to
Micbacl and Mary Gannon, for $1,650, lot 21x136,
on Penn avenue, near Winebiddle street.
BeedB. Coyle&Co. sold for J. A. Graver to
B. F. Miller a frame dwelling of five rooms and
attic, with lot 29x132 feet, on Elliott street,
Brcshtdn station, Pennsylvania Railroad, for
$2,400 easy payments and no interest.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
John D.DaviS, Esq., lota Nos. 15 and 18 in the
Lloyd Circle plan of lots, fronting 100 feet on
Dltbridge street by 172 feet in depth, for $7,600,
They also placed a mortgage of $7,000 for three
years at 5 per cent on two properties on Hlland
and Ellsworth avenues respectively.
W. W. McNeill & Bra, 105 Fourth avenue,
sold the property at No. 171 Devllliers street
Eleventh ward, to Mrs. AmaliaL. Newlln, for
3600, and placed a mortgage of $000 on Four
teenth ward property.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold two more of those fine lots in tbe S. L.
Boggs plan at $137 each to John G. Brown, who
intends erecting two fine 6-room awellings on
.them at once.
The auction sale that was to take place yes
terday was postponed until next Saturday.
The same firm sold to Ed and J. Poland three
lots In "West End place plan of lots. Thirty
fifth ward, Nos. 321, 822 and 323, situate on Sa
vannah avenue, being 22x121 feet each, to a 20
foot alley, for $300,
John F.Baxter, 512 Smithfield street sold lot
No. 114, Bank of Commerce addition, frontage
"' w ieet on Dennett street Dyiisu to a zu-ioot
alley, for $800, to 8. A. Laubhoim.
George S. Martin, 503 Liberty street sold, in
the Maplewood Park plan. Wllkinsburg, lot No.
82, fronting 40 feet on Coal street by 120 feet to
Washington lane, for $100, to William Roll: also
lot No. 75 in the same plan, to Miss H. Boebe,
fronting 40 feet on Maplewood avenue by 120
feet to Washington lane, for $100.
Mellon Brothers sold to J. J. Aland, 5 lots.
25x175 feet each, in B. A. Negley's hill plan, for
$1,600: also to James & Hamilton lot No. 116. A.
F. Klckerd, No. 117, and W. M. Edwards Nos.
118 and 119, In Mellon'splan of Turtle creek
lots, 25x152 feet each, for $125 each; also to
Pittsburg and Southwest Land Company, 1
acres on Falrmonnt avenue. In B. A. Negley's
hill plan, for $5,000.
No Paralysis In the Building Industry
Week's Record.
Notwithstanding the general depression last
week, building operations went forward on a
liberal scale; tho number of permits Usued be
ing 43, and the total cost $72,622. The list is as
B. Beinger. three frame two-story houses,40x34
feet, on corner of Pearl street and Laurel ave
nue. Sixteenth ward.
Q. Wals, one brick two-story dwelling, 17x32
feet, on Smallman street, Fifteenth ward.
William Bogouhal, one frame two-story, 20x
24 feet, on Soho street. Thirteenth ward.
Felix Hlgway, one brick two-story, 20x46 feet,
on Webster avenue. Thirteenth ward.
W. E. Hughs, one frame two-story. 20x34
feet, on Eleanor street. Twenty-seventh ward.
T. Sankev. four brick two-storv. 13x43 feet.
r on McClurg street, Twenty-fourth ward.
a. aiauK, one trame one-story, 10x21 leet, on
Thompson street. Twenty-first ward.
P. Bower, one frame three-story, 47x66 feet,
on Park street, Twenty-first ward.
Jos. Little, two brick two-story, 84x31 feet, on
Perry street. Eleventh ward.
Mrs. Brumm, one frame two-story, 22x44 feet,
on Edwin street, Twentieth ward.
Henry Walling, one frame one-story, 22x16
feet, on Benball street, Twentv-seventh ward.
Mary King, one frame two-story, 16x30 feet,
on Harding street, between Thirty-third and
Bidge streets, Thirteenth ward.
Charles Busbton, one frame one story, 17x34
feet, on Syracuse street, Eighteenth ward.
John W. Brand, one frame two-story, 17x16
feet, on Linoleum alley, Thirteenth uard.
Herman Helin, one frame two-story, 16xS2
iccl, vu jMisworm aveuue. xweuiietn wara.
Jacob Yost, one brick two-story building, 17x
32 feet, on Keystone street, near Fifty-second,
Eighteenth ward. ,
Mrs. O. Duncan, one frame, two-story, 21x43
feet 0 inches, on Second avenue, Twenty-third
P. M. Cashing, two brick two-story, 20x52
feet, on Main street. Seventeenth ward.
'Wm. Cette, five frame two-story, 18x48 feet
eacb, on Gross street, near Liberty avenue.
Twentieth wd.
G. M. Folsom, one brick two-story, 21x62 feet,
241 Main street, Seventeenth ward.
James Hardy, one brick two-story, 24x64 feet,
on Ward street. Fourteenth ward.
Wm. Turton, one frame one-story, 15x21 feet,
on Mohawk street. Fourteenth ward.
John Leech, one lrame one-story, 16x25 feet,
on Lemmiugton avenue, Twenty-first ward. "
Albert Geschefski, one frame two-story. 20x
32 feet, Boup street, near Conrad, Twentieth
B. Ebert, one frame two-story, 16x28 feet, on
Rebecca street, Twentieth ward.
A, Steib, one frame one-story addition, 9 feet
6 inches by 18 feet, on rear of 4703 Penn avenue,
Twentieth ward.
Mrs. E. L. Board, one brick two-story, 21x52
feec, on Fish street, between Davison and Ge
nera streets, Seventeenth ward.
Chas. P. Naser, one brick two-story and
mausaru, 21x00 leet, on riss; street, near ue
neva street, Seventeenth ward.
Myles McMifZ, one frame two-story, 18x32
feet, on Kusset street, Twentv-third tfard.
Frank Sbmnowskl, one "brick two-story
building, 22x33 feet, on .Brereton street. Thir
teenth ward.
Henry Brandan, one frame two-story addi
tion, 20x16 feet, on .Republic street; Thirty
fifth ward.
M. Diebold, one frame two-story, 16x28 feet,
on Oak street, near Huron avenue, Thirteenth
John Barry, one frame one-story, 20x35 feet,
on Plummer street, between Forty-fifth and
Forty-sixth streets. Seventeenth ward.
George Hess, one brick one-story, 21x37 feet,
on Walnut street, near Copeland street, Twen
tieth ward.
Henry Stolte, one frame two-story, 17x23
feet, on Mcrrlman's alley, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets. Twenty-sixth ward.
P. Henne, one frame two-story, 20x30 feet, on
Sweetbriar street, Thirty-fifth ward.
Robert N. Porter, one frame two-story, 16x23
feet, on Belonda street, Thirty-second ward.
Charles Bailey, one ironclad foundry, 125x50
feet, on corner of Thirty-sixth street and A. V.
R. B., Fif :eenth ward.
S. Fleitz, one frame one-story addition, 10x14
feer, 4107 Peun avenue, Seventeenth-Hard.
M. Wiepost, one frame one-story, 16x30 feet,
on Berg avenue, comer of Coal street, Twenty
seveutn ward.
L. Schodouski, one frame two-story dwelling;
18x80 feet, on Preble avenue, Thirteenth ward.
John Rynerwosky, one frame two-story, 18x32
feet, on Preble avenue. Thirteenth word.
Jacob Nurbacb, one frame tn o-story, 18x82
feet, on Lincoln avenue, Twenty-first ward.
Improvement In the Temper of the Stock
Market A Itenctlonary Movement
Seta la and Elevates Prices
Bamored Settlement of
Kate Troubles.
New Yore, June 15. The stock market was
very quiet to-day, but there was a material im
provement In the tono of the dealings over that
of yesterday, and while the final changes are
small and irregnlar, there was a general ad
vance during the session, with somcf special
movements among a few shares. The opening
of the market was rather tame, but the temper
of the room traders was reactionary, and first
prices were generally to i per cent lower
than the closing figures of last evening. A
moderate amount ot buying orders was met,
however, and the selling was done mostly by
the bolters, and after some little hesitation
prices began to move upward.
The news received pointea to a satisfactory
adjustment ortho Western rate troubles, and
the Western stocks were the; only ones show
ing any animation, while the advances were 1
Set cent in the first half hour, Atchison and
urlington leading with . followed by New
England, St, Paul, Northwestern. Missouri
Pacific and Lake Shore. Oregon Short Line
-alterwatd moved up 2 per cent, to 51, and To-
leao.Ann Amor anajMortn jtucnigan aisomaoe
a sharp upward movement. Later, However,
New England developed marked weakness and
not only lost all of its early advantages, but
scored a material decline, as well as Chicago
Oas, and the rest of tbe list then re
tired somewhat from tbe best figures. A better
tone was shown just before the close of busi
ness, and some covering of shorts was indulged
in, which rallied the entire list. The market
closed quiet and firm at the rally. The final
changes are irregnlar and for small fractions
generally, bnt Toledo, Ann Arbor and North
Michigan Is up and Oregon Short Line .
Railroad bonds were quiet, the sales of all
issues aggregating only J652,000. There was a
firm tone generally, but the movements in tbe
list were confined to the smallest fractions and
changes aro lew In number. Hocking Valley
6s lost 2K. The sales of bonds for tbe week
were $9,877,000, against $8,308,000 for. last week.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dallj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney it Stephenson, members of bew York
stock Exchange, 07 irourtn 1 venue:
ing Bids.
Am. Cotton Oil 59)4
Atch.. lop. &.F.... M
Cauaatan Pacific ....
Canada Southern. 5434
Central orNew jerscy.UOi
Chesapeake & Ohio
U., Bur. A Ouli.er Vf-
C Mil. ft St. Paul.... 72
c, am. at. p pr....ii5
V., RocaL AP 98)4
C St. L. A Pitts
a, St. L. A Pitts, pf.
C St. P., 11. AO
C Bt. pm.ao., pr. ....
O. A Northwestern.... 110
CAM orthwestern, pf . ...
U.UU.AL 73,
Col. Coal A Iron 29)4
Col. A Hocking Val .. 15 .
Del.. L. & W UiJi
Del. A Hudson 148
Denver A RloG ....
Denver & Rio U., pf.
E. T Va. AUa - 10l
E. T., Va. A Oa 1st pf.. ..
E. T.. Va A Oa. 2d pf. 25
Illinois Ceuiral
Lake Erie ft Western
Lake Erie A West. pr,. C0K
Lake Shore AiU 8 loak
4Stt HH
Wi B8M
110K lCSX
73 73
29i 29K
u is
148 nn
140 148
c: ::::
10 103C
25" 25"
60H 60H
100)4 1WK
Louisville ft Nashville. 70X"
Mlchfcan Central;
Mobile Ohio
Mo., K. ATexai
Missouri Pacific. 76
New York Central
h. Y..JJ.E.AW 27
M.Y., L.E.&W., pref 70
X. Y.. C. &St.L.:.... Wi
M.Y4N. E k4
a. y..o. & w i7
Norfolk Western
Norfolk A Western, nf. H
Northern Pacific
Nortnern pacific oref. 66X
Ohio & Mississippi
Oregon Improvement. ....
Oregon Transcon Kid
Pacifleaiall...., .
Peo. Dec. & Evans
PhiiadeL & Reading.. 47
Pullman palace Car 4
Richmond & Vf. p. -j 25JJ
bt. Paul & Dninth a
St. Paul & Uulpth pf.
tit. .US Ban Fran...
St. L. ft Ban Fran pf.. 61M
ht. ii. 4 an F.lit pi.. ....
Texas Pacific 21
Union Pacific &H
Wabash preferred 29f
Western Onion &S
Wheeling & u. E 7014
National Lead Trust.. 29X
Sugar Trust ..109X
TOTS 70)4
? iSj,
23 273f 2
18H IStf 18)1
61 K W COJj
17,3 17tf 17i
ivi wi m
.... .... s?l
as 66M m
3354 S2K KX
47 flX 47)4
..?. ..?. 1S7M
25X 25 2932
U 8.1 S4
6i)4 61-4 m
21 21M 21S
S3 C2H S2S
29f 29 2H
83 SIX "63
Boatoo Stock.
Atch. 4 Top.. 1st 7s. 117)4
A.4T. Land Gr't7s. 108
Atch.&Top.lt.R... it
ikutonA Albany,. .212)4
Roston & Maine 1J4
C.yB. i 103,4
Clun. Ban. Clove. 23K
Eastern R. R 92
Eastern K. E. 8s ....125
Flint A Pereal 29
Flint PereM. nM. 98
Mexican Cen. com.. 13V
Mex.C.lstmtg.bds. 65 Ji
. Y.&,KfrrEnx...WH
N. Y. & N. E. 7S....129X.
Did Coionr 1.174H
Wls.central.com... 21&
Wis. Central pf.... 53
AUouezMgCO(new). 90
rranmn. 9
Huron 1)4
Pewablc (new) 2
Quincy 50
Bell Telephone 214
Boston Land 6H
Water Power Oft
Tho Upward movement In Wheat Continued
All tbe Unrly Options Higher Crop
Advices From the West Conflict'
log, bnt Generally Favorable.
Chicago Wheat was quite active again to
day, and a nervous, unsettled feeling existed,
with a further improvement in prices estab
lished, but the full advance not unstained.
June advanced ifi and closed c higher than
yesterday. July opened c higher, further ad'
yanced c after numerous fluctuations, and
closed o higher than yesterday. Deferred
futures advanced c and closed from tbe
samo to He nnder yesterday. Local speculative
operations had about as mnch to do with the
changes in the market as any other influences
brought to bear on the market.
Crop advices were so conflicting that opera
tors could place but little reliance on them.
From some sections in tbe Northwest, refer
ring to Dakota, telegrams were received stat
ing that while the growing wheat looked fine.
showed no damage, but rain would be bene
ficial, others claimed the crop looking very
badly; again other advices noted rain, and
others no rain at all. From the West crop ad
vices continue favorable, and harvesting pro
gressing rapidly. Foreign markets were
A moderato business was transacted in corn
early In the session, after which the market be-
uamo quiet ana inactive, xneieeiingoeveiopea
was comparatively firm, and early trades were
at higher prices, influenced largely by the
strength in wheat. There was but little doing
on outside account, and transactions were con
fined principally to local operators. July and
September received the most attention. Tho
market opened at yesterday's closing prices
and advanced HQlic, reacted to Inside prices
and closed about tne same as yesterday.
Oats were stronger and a shade higher.
Trading was fair and chiefly In the way of
changing contracts from July to September.
Rather more life was manifested in the mar
ket for mess pork. The feeling, however, was
somewhat unsettled and prices ruled irrregnlar.
Early a decline of 10a was submitted to, but
toward the close tbe market was steadier and
the decline was recovered.
The lard market was dnll and decidedly weak
during the greater portion of tbe day. prices
declined 25c, bat rallied slightly and the
market closeu quiet.
a lair trade was reportedin short no sides,
and there was little change to note in prices.
Early crises declined 2&25c later the mar-
ket ruled steadier and a portion of the reduc
tion was recovered.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2 July. 78K793Q78?
August. WXJ68n5SiW6c: September.
76757ofe December, n&!Sii&7
CORif No. 3 Jnlv.
August, S4K34i4ji:
Oats No. 2 July. WAW2Z,
gust. 22Kc: September. 22KW22Jj22);ftf22Mc.
Mess Pork, per bbh July, Sll 6uU feV
11 60ail 62K; August, Sll 7011 75Q11 60
11 75; September, Jlf 774U 8011 7011 80.
LARD, per 100 As. July, 6 ttg6 606 65V
6 67X: August, S6 fi56 65S 62G 60; Septem
ber. 6 758 756 706 TAi.
SHORT Ems, per 100 As. July, $5 805 80
5 755i!0; August, $5 87K5 87K5 82K
6 87: September. t5 955 95o 90o 55.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
firm; spnng.wbeat patents, $4 50; winters, $4 25
4 50; bakers'. $3 003 50. No. 2 spring wheat.
81c; No. 3 spring wheat, 74Q75c; No. 2 red, 81c
No. 2 corn. 34o bid. No. 2 oata,22c No. 2
rye. 8Mj39Xc No. 2 barley; nominal. No. 1
flaxseed, 1 54. Prime timothy seed, SI 25.
Mess pork, per barrel, Sll 60011 65. Lard, per
100 pounds, $6 52. Short ribs sides (loose).
$5 705 80. Dry salted shoulders (boxed),
$5 125 25. Short clear sides (boxed), 8 12
6 25. Sugars unchanged. Beceipts Flour,
8,000 barrels; wheat, 6,000 bushels: corn. 222 000
bushels: oats, 140,000 bushels: rye. 1,000 bushels;
barley, 2,000 bushels. Shipments Flonr, 12,000
barrels; wheat, 22.000 bttsuels; com. 165,000 bush
els; oats. 420,000 bushels; rye, 1,000 bushels; bar
ley. 6,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was firm; fancy creamery, 15$16c;
fine, 1515Mc; finest dairies, 1213Kc; fine, 10
12c. Eggs Arm at 12c.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Stock Yards.
Opfice Pittsburg) Dispatch. J
Bast Liberty, Jane 15, 1889.
CATTUE Receipts, 260 head; shipments; 20
head; market, nothing doing all through con
signments; no cattle shipped to New York to
day. -
Hoos Receipts. 300 head: shipments, 400
bead; market slow; all grades S4 404 50; no hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
SnEEp Receipts. 800 head; shipments, 1,600
bead; market steady; prices unchanged.
The Allegheny county district conventions
will meet JulyS.
Pittsburg Conclave will have 300 members
by July L This will give it a sufficient number
for a district.
The Supreme Arcbon Is now. considering
several applications for a supremo organizer
In chief. A selection will soon be made.
The Supreme Archon and the Execntlvo
Committee of the Belief Corps did timely and
excellent service at Johnstown In relieving
their distressed brethren. The Supreme Archon
says tbe conclaves all over the jurisdiction re
sponded promptly to bis appeal lor aid.
The Secretary of Johnstown Conrlave says
In a letter to tho Supreme Archon! "The Heps
have by their kind treatment to their members
here gained the praise of the whole commu
nity, and if our disaster does not result in
much good to the order. It will be a great sur
prise to me."
The Twenty-third Supreme Representative
District Delegate Convention met at Youngs
town, O., on tbe 14th Inst. James S. Beans, of
Acme Conclave No. 87, Steubenville, was
elected District Supreme Representative, and
Charles A. Parsons, of Royal Conclave No. 179.
Cleveland, as alternate. The convention passed
some important resolutions and laid out a
systematic plan of work for tbe conclaves tn
the Jurisdiction. Supreme Provost I. A. Jus
tice, Esq. addressed tho convention. Youngs
town Conclave No. 183 tendered a reception to
tbe delegates present at the Tod House.
C. ST. B. A. .
Election of officers for the new branch in
All en town will take place next Friday evening.
On Tuesday Chancellor Doare will visit'
Connollsville, and on Wednesday McKoesport,
The Advisory Conncil meets this evening
at 7.30. The question of having a reunion will
be decided upon.
Supreme Chancellor H. W. Dearc, of De
troit, will address a special meeting of Branch
49 at St. Michael's schoolhouse, Southside, at
ISO p. m. to-day.
Branch 2 held an open meeting in the base
ment of the Cathedral last Tuesday evening.
Addresses were delivered by the Rev. Messrs.
Wall and James Keenoy, and also by James A.
Burns, H. W. Deare and G. W. Gardner, Jr.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child she ciied for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Ghildren,she gave them Castorla ,
345ic; September, 3oj2
James B. Dean has been appointed ganger
at Cincinnati, O.
Tbe Journal de St. Petenburg makes an
emphatic denial of the alarmist reports circu
lated by foreign newspaners attributing war
like intentions to Russia. '
-J. T. Yutzy, of Nebraska, has been ap
pointed a special agent of the General Land Of
fice, and Robert E. Johnston, of Ohio, a swamp
land agent in the same office,
Several provisions of the Samoan treaty
will be enforced before the treaty is formally
ratified. Tbe consuls at Apia will forthwith
invite oamoa's aanesion to tne treaty.
At the War Department it is said that there
is no fear of a general outbreak of the Indians,
and that the present difficulty appears to be ot
a personal nature and that whisky is at the
bottom of the trouble.
Yesterday's bond offerings aggregated $81,
150 as follows: Registered 4s. $650 at 129; I LOCO at
129, ex-interest: registered 4 Vs. $75,600 at 116.
All the offers were accepted except the $1,000
4 per cent registered, 129, ex-interest.
The roof of the Mercod Market at the City
of Mexico fell in yesterday, bnrytng nearly 40
persons. Eight dead and 11 wounded have
already been taken out. Soldiers are removing
tbe rubbish and searching for bodies.
The Controller of the Currency has re
ceived a telegram from the cashier of the
Puget Sonnd National Bank, Seattle, W. T.,
saying: Loss to baqks by fire nominal. All
vaults stood the test well. AH banks now do
ing business in temporary quarters.
While the British steamer Kansas was pro
ceeding np tbe Mersey to Liverpool yesterday
morning to take on passengers for Boston, she
came in collision with the Dutch steamer Les
tris, outward bound. Both vessels were badly
damaged and had to be docked. Severalplates
of tbe collision compartment of the Kansas
were started and the compartment filled with
A courier arrived from the mllitarypost at
Santa Maria, Tex., bringing the account of a
murder and suicide which occurred there
Thursday night. Corporal Adler Hatchings
and Private Panl Marquant, of I troop. Third
Cavalry, while on their way back from a ball,
had a quarrel, which resulted in Hutcbings
shooting Marquant fatally, after which he blew
bis own brains out.
The Lehigh Valloy's cut in rates on corn
from Buffalo to New York has as yet resulted
In no retaliatory move by tbe other lines, nor Is
it certain that the 6-cent rate from Chicago
to New York given on the 1,000.000 bubels 19
xnursaays aeai win De continued, xne wnoie
affair seems to be the result of a sudden deter
mination to take tbe big lump more than to
make a deliberate and permanent cut In rates.
Tbe June floods bare worked disaster to
the farmers of Southern Indiana wno have
crops in tbe bottom lands. The Wabash river
is over 16 feet in the channel and still rising.
The White river has created a great deal of
damage to the bottom farms and has washed
out thousands of acres of corn and wheat, and
farmers have been compelled to move their
families and live stock to high ground. Tbe
damage to all of Southern Indiana and Illinois
connties along the White and Wabash rivers
will amount to many thousands of dollars, and
it is feared worse trouble may e jsue.
The Organization Committee of the new
labor organization known as the Brotherhood
of United Labor met in Chicago with T. B.
Barry as President. It was reported that labor
organizations representing about 7,000 mem
bers bad signified their intention of uniting
with the new order. Mr. Barry presented his
plan ot government for the new order, which is
a radical departure from the methods used by
the Knights of Labor. AH power is to rest in
the local organizations and tbe annual con
vention and executive officii can only advise
measures, having no power to formulate a
policy of their own.
At Armagh, yesterday, four employes of
the Sunday school excursion train, which was
wrecked near Armagh, on Wednesday, with
snch fatal results, were arraigned In court and
charged with felonious killing. The prisoners
are McOratb, the engineer; Parkinson, tbe fire
man: Moorehead. tbe guard, and Elliot, the
traffic manager's clerk. Tbe magistrate dis
charged Parkinson. A passenger of the train
testified that when the train was stopped on
the grade, Moorehead placed a stone nnder a
wheel of the last carriage and uncoupled a
number of the carriages. The detached por
tion of the train immediately descended the
grade at a rapid rate. The doors of all the
cars were locked. Tne court adjourned. Mc
Grath and Mooreheaa were released on balL
A sensational seqnel to the supposed
attempted suicide of J. A. Newcome in the
Clearwater. Kan., bank May 29, promises to be
forthcoming In the near future. Eybt since the
shooting Newcome has been more or less un
conscious until Thursday night, when he made
rapid strides toward recovery, and jesterday
his brain was quite clear. Sending for his
attorneys, be imparted to them the startling
information that be did not attempt suicide,
bat that someone who was in the bank at tbe
time had shot him. He said he had transferred
to a Mr. Tlllinghast by trust deed some $30,000
worth of property, and that though be bad
frequently asked for restitution it had never
been made. Finally, he alleges, Tlllinghast In
duced him to meet him in his office In Clear
water, and there he was shot.
A New Baptist Church.
The members of the old Messiah Baptist
Church met last night at their hall, corner
of Forty-third and Butler streets, and re
organized into a regular Baptist Church.
Tt will be called the Seventh Baptist
Church of Pittsburg. There was a large
number present and the prospects of the
new church are extremely flattering. The
following officers were elected: Church
Clerk, A. L. Hannah; Treasurer, J. T.
Lavely; Trustees, Harrison Griffith, D.
Boois, W. T. "White, William Gregg. W.
W. Vinson. The election of deacons was
postponed for another meeting.
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Why Mr. Hpffman is Willing to Talk
for Publication.
"Just put it down and describe It as I
give it to yon," said Mr. Huffman.
"Though it's passed now, there is not any
thing I have forgotten about it. Men don't
forget snch things."
Mr. Eobert "W. Huffman resides at 163
Jackson street, Allegheny. The descrip
tion which be furnishes is worthy of special
note, oi those who read the following
through to the end will agree:
"Ii was my bead that first began to trouble
me," he said. "My nostrils would clog up,
first on one side and .then on the other.
Sometimes they would be sore and sensitive '
on the inside. At times there wonld be a
discharge. I could feel the mucus drop
back into my throat. Across my forehead
and over my eyes there was -a dull, heavy
feeling. This continued all the time, never
leaving me a moment. It was not exactly a
headache. It was jnst a dull, dreary pain.
A miserable feeling that came from my nose
and head being all stuffed up, I can't de
scribe it any other way.
"My throat would become filled up with
mucus. Something seemed to stick there
that could not get up nor down, though I
would hack and cough in trying to dislodge
it. I would keep swallowing, though there
would something always remain that X
could not seem to swallow. My throat was
sore and raw. In later years I had great
difficulty in breathing. Seemed as if there
was not room to get the air into my lungs.
When I drew my breath it was accompanied
by a wheezing sound. At night I bad ft
choked up and smothered sensation.
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Mr. Mobert W. Huffmann. 163 Jackson Street,
"I would catch cold without any apparent
cause. A continual hacking cough set in
which, try as I wonld, I could not get rid of.
"Alter a time sharp pains sticking like a
knife would take me in the region of the
heart, sometimes so severe as to almost take
away my breath. The slightest exertion
put me ont of breath. Frequently without
apparent cause I would have palpitation of
the heart. My heart wonld beat very fast.
This would be followed by a slow, irregnlar
beating, sometimes accompanied by dizzi
ness. "I would "sleep well at night, but when I
got up would reel tired and unrefreshed as
if I had not had any sleep. I had no ap
petite for breakfast. There would be a bad
taste in my mouth. I wonld feel hungry
but could not eat, the sight and smell of
food seemed to sicken me. My stomach was
out of order. After eating there would be
a dnll, heavy feeling in my stomach. I
lost steadily In strength and weight. I tried
almost everything but without getting any re-
"My condition when I went to Drsl Copeland
and Blair was as I have described it. Under
their treatment I improved steadily from the
start. My head and throat became clear. The
pains m my chest, palpitation of tbe heart and
the tired feeling in the morning; all passed
away. My cough has disappeared I sleep
well and eat well. I have no more headache,
and feel quite like another person. My friends
noticed my improvement every day. lam glad
to witness in this what Drs. Copeland and Blair
have done for mf."
Mr. Huffman lives, as stated at 163 Jackson
street, Allegheny. He is engaged in the Alle
gheny Market, at McBrtde's Restaurant. His
statement can easily be verified.
Containing Truth With Which Evsryois
Should Become Familiar.
"When catarrh has existed in the bead and
upper parts of the throat for any length of
time,, tbe patient living in a district where
people are subject to catarrhal affection, and
the disease has been left nncured, the ca
tarrh invariably, sometimes slowly, extends
down the windpipe and into tbe bronchial
tubes, which tubes convey the air into the
different parts of the lungs. The tubes be
come affected from the swelling and the
muens arising from catarrh, and in some
instances become plngged up so that the
air cannot get in as freely as it should
Shortness of breath follows and the patient
breathes with labor and difficulty.
In other cases there is a sonnd of crack
ing and wheezing inside the chest. At
this stage of the disease the breathing la
usually more rapid than when in health.
The patient has also hot flashes oyer bis
Tne pain which accompanies this condi
tion is ot a dnll character, felt in the chest,
behind the breast bone or under the shoul
der blade. Tbe pain may come and go
last a few days and then be absent for sev
eral others. The cough that occurs in the
first stigesof bronchial catarrh is dry, comes
at intervals, is hacking in character, and
usually most troublesome in the morning on
arising or on going to bed at night, and it
may be the first evidence of the disease ex
tending in the lungs.
At first there may be nothing brought up
oy tne cougn; men mere is a nine tougn,
tenacious mucus, which the patient find
great difficulty in bringing up.
Sometimes there are fits of coughing in
duced by the tough mucus so violent as to
cause vomiting. Later on the mucus that is
raised Is found to contain some particles of
yellow matter, which indicates that the small
tubes in the lungs are now affected. With this
there are often streaks of bloodmlxed with the
mucus. In some cases the patient becomes
very pale, has fever and expectorates before
any cough appears.
In some cases small masses of cheesey sub
stance are spit up, which, when pressed be
tween the fingers, emit a bad odor; in other
cases, particles of a hard chalky nature are
spit op. The raising of cheesey or chalky lumps
indicates serious mlchief at work In the lungs.
In some cases catarrah will extend into the
lungs in a few weeks; In other cases it may be
mouths, and even years, before the disease at
tacks the lungs sufficiently to cause serious in
terference with the general health. When the
disease has developed to such a point the pa
tientis said to have catarrhal consumption.
With bronchial catarrah there is more or less
fever, which differs with tho different parts of
the day slight In the morning, higher in the
afternoon and evening.
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