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Skill Shown in Laying, Locating and
Testing Submarine Cables.
THE FLY AS A DISEASE CARRIER.
Nearsightedness Gives a Soldier a Eepnta
tion for Bravery.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDDSTEIAL NOTES
rwniTTEx ron raa DiariTcn.l
Headers of The Dispatch who desire
information on subjects relating to Indus
trial development and progress in mechani
cal, civil and electrical engineering and the
sciences can have their queries answered
through this column.
There are now ten cables across the At
lantic, and their location and condition is
about as well known by those who have to
do with them as though they were exposed
to view for the entire distance. It has been
said of Captain Trott, the well-known cable
fisherman, that he knows the mountains and
vajleys, lanes and avenues of the ocean as
well as a cabman knows the streets of Lon
don. Crossing the Atlantic on one occasion
with his repair steamer, and realizing that
he was in the vicinity of the spot where a
stretch of cable had been lost by another
company's steamer some time previous, the
captain set to work, picked up the cable
within an hour or two, and delivered it to
its owners on his arrival in port. There are
now throughout the world over 116,000 miles
of submarine cables, with nearly 123,000
miles of conductors. All cables are tested
before leaving the factory. "When put on
shipboard, the ship's electrician is in con
stant communication with the shore through
all the cable on the ship. The slightest
fault is detected just as soon as it goes into
the water. Paying out is immediately stopped
and the cable tepaired. Von could not
see a pinhole in the insulation, but it can be lo
cated by tho fine testing instruments, some
times within a quarter of a mile in the entire
stretch of 2,000 miles. Aside from electrical
considerations, it is believed that armor, or
iron-protected, wires are necessary for protec
tion from chafing on the rocks and from the
teeth of the parasite. Even-thins is said to
have its parasite, and the cable at the bottom
of the sea is no exception. Cables hare been
taken up from a depth of a mile and a half
with the hemp covering badly eaten away, and
at a depth of over half a mile strong currents
'.f the ocean ha c rasped the armored wires on
the rocky bottom. Experience bas not yet de
termined tbo full lasting qualities of electric
cables, fapecimcns liare been taken up winch
fbow no signs of deterioration alter having
been m the water for more than 35 years.
"Water, and especially salt water, seems to be a
preserver of insulating compounds.
Dr. L. Wobster Fox states in a lecture, be
fore the Franklin Institute that a condition of
defective vision, ninth the Americans should
be specially careful to guard against, but which
they are almost criminal in neglecting. Is myo
pia, or near sightedness. Myopia is rapidly on
the increase among school children. This
means that, as generation follows generation,
visual defects will also multiply. When Dr.
Cohen, of liresUu. examined the eyes oX 10,000
children, 1,000 were near-sighted, lie found,
wbat was more important, that the number in
creased as be ascended the schools from the
primary to the higher classes. Bad light and
uaJlv constructed desks were both agencies
which caused the children to stoop over their
work. 3 hen, again, ten hours a day is much
too long for a grow ing boy or girl to be har
nesed to such close work. Parents and teach
ers have a great responsibility resting upon
tbem. They should see that children
hate proper glasses, and should
riecr allow thcm to assume cramped
positions as stooping forward nils
the blood vessels, and long continuance of this
brings out changes which aro hurtful to vision.
Reading by moonlight, or defective artificial
light, or in railway cars, is also a great source
ot evil. The pleasure a near-sighted person
first experiences hen using tbo proper glasses,
is beyond description. An instance is on record
-of a general, who, during our lato ciwlwar,
acquired a reputation for bravery ou the field
of oattle far bcjoml -snathe deserved, as he
expressed it jears afterward when he had his
near-sightedness corrected by glasses. He
found that his bravery was due to defective
vision, in fact through not being able to see
danger. Myopia was the cause of bis reputa
tion, although many lives were lost; for no
doubt, lie frequently led his men into danger,
where, had he had good vision, he would never
have ventured. f
Infinite nrletv of Electrical Applications.
Few persons realize the limitless scope of
clectrlcty. and thopart it is coming to play
even in our own age Unused and disused
vatcr is everywhere coming under the yoke of
thedjnamo. Mountain streams in Switzer
land, nrhlcli have never before been used for
any purpose except that of contributing to the
pleasure of sight-seers, are now supplying
power to mills five miles distant, and the manu
factures of that country are having a great re
vival. In our own country an important utili
zation of power will shortly be carried into
effect. The "Dalles ot the St. Louis" are a
series of cascades some miles in length, over
which the whole volume of the river precipi
tates itself, a few miles west of Dulutb. and
the total fall is more than 600 feet. It is pro
posed, with a single dam at this point, to run
all the street cars in Dulutb, to furnisn electric
light for the city, and to supply a large amount
of power for other uses, what cannot fail to
open the eyes of the public to the marvelous
possibilities of electricity Is the proposal of the
Electro-Automatic Transit Company, of Balti
more, to construct an electric railway that will
run at a speed of three miles a minute, or ISO
miles an hour. The morning papers may thus
be delivered for the breakfast table, and the
evening papers before supper time at distant
joints. Letters will be delivered almost with
the promptitude of the telegraph, and the
mails between New York and Omaha will be
carried in a night. Although it is intended
that at first this railroad shall carry only mail
and light freight, it is the purpose of the man
agers of the company to ultimately adapt the
E)stcm to passenger traffic, L c as soon as the
success of the enterprise gives the public suf
ficient confidence in,its feasibility.
The riy m a Diirnse Carrier.
It has long been known that the house fly and
various other flies have been the cause ot ma
lignant pustule by carrying the contagion of
autrax from diseased animals or animal sub
stances to man. During the past year Dr.
Alcssi has been experimenting with flies to
determine their liability to spread the infec
tion of tuberculosis. The bacillus of this disease
was found in the intestines and the excrement
of flies which had feasted on tuberculous
sputa: ana their dried fasces, in which, with
the aid of the microscope, the bacillus was
known to exist, was used for inoculating rab
bits, and the animals became tubeiculous.
According to the "Annals d'Hygiene Pub
llque," it has been found in the Nile country
that the granular opthalmia or that region can
he spread by means of house flies passing from
the eyes of those who are affected with the dis
ease to other persons.
An effective mode for Increasing the yield of
wells is to shoot" them with nitro-glycerine.
This was done with excellent, results recently
In Pennsylvania. The well operated upon was
a. six-inch one, with a depth of 315 feet. It was
bored principally through solid rock. The re
sult of the explosion was expected to open np
a region ISO feet in diameter, thus tapping a
large area for drawing from. A torpedo 6
inrlies in diameter and 2 feet 6 Inches long was
filled witli rackarock, with a quarter-gallon
can of nitro-glycerine at the bottom, and was
lowered with a tarred roi unil dcnniitnl n
the bottom of the well. A smaller torpedo, i
-w" """. uuio liiujuiruux, mill a Biaaji cup
per fulminate of merenrv ran and fnftn lA3riin-
to the surface was then sent down. In two J
ii'jnuies alter the fuso was lighted the water in
the well was thrown 100 feet into the air, and
the work was done.
New Insulating Material.
Considering the importance of the part the
Insulation now plays In various electrical ap
plications, it is interesting to note that a new
insulating material has appeared In Germany.
It consists of paper.which has been thoroughly
snaked in an ainmnnlacal copper solution.
The nasty mass is then pressed against the
conducting wires to be covered by means of
rollers, and tlio whole is finally submitted to
strong pnsurc Whcu dry the covered wiro
J passed through a bath of boiling linseed oil,
ivnd left in it until the covering is saturated.
Xbii makes it elastic and impermeable to moist
ure. The covering is said to be durable and
omlnently efficient as a non-conductor.
Use of Ice Water.
The official organ of the New Hampshire
Board of Health has an article on ice water,
which Is supposed to be so injurious to health,
drunk slowly and in moderate quantities, con
stitutes a healthful and invigorating drink. It
is true'that tho inordinate use of ice
water, or its use under some special conditions
and circumstances, is attended with great
dancer: so is the improper use of any other
drink or food. There are some individuals,
undoubtedly, who cannot driuk ico water with
out Injury, and who ought never to use it. but
to a majority of persons it is refreshing and
healthful; experience gives the reliable rule
for each one to follow.
Curious Fbonoeraphlc Phenomenon.
In the "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,"
O, W. Holmes shows that in -'the person named
John," there were, for all practical purposes,
two distinct entitles, "John as he thinks him
self," and "John as we regard him," outside ot
the third problematic individual. "John as he
actually is." A singular counterpart to this
idea occurs in the use of the phonograph. It
is found that lew persons, if any, know the
sound of their own voice. When several per
sons in succession have spoken into the ma
chine, each may recognize in reproduction the
voice of a friend or acquaintance, but does not
identity his own, vhich often sounds to bun
harsh, unnatural and "uncanny."
Cattle Food From Sinrcb Refuse.
Among the latest American patents is one
for a process of obtaining dry feed for animals
from the refuse of starch and glucose. The
coarse refuse is first subjected to pressure to
free it from water, and to it is added the fine
refuse, containing the glutinous nitrogenous
parts of tho grain. This combination is sub
jected to pressure to express the greater part
of the moisture, and finally placed under the
Influence of beat, for the purposoof evaporat
ing the remaining moisture.
At a recent meeting ot tbo Linnean Society
in England a most extraordinary fruit was ex
hibited, the so-called "miraculous berry" of
West Africa, belonging to the Sapotaceae.
Covered externally with a soft, sweet pulp, it
imparts to the palate la sensation which ren
ders it possible to partake of sour substances,
and even of tartaric acid, lime juice and vin
egar, and to give them a flavor ot absolute
The Supreme Secretary of the Order of
Tontl Says tbo Order Is Ail Klght and the
Fidelity Companies Will Have to Fay.
John Robman, Jr. S. K., has received the
Alj- Dear Sir and lixother:
Referring to the clipping you have sent me, I
reply. The clipping says that the defalcation
was known in February, 1SS9, to the supreme
officers, and that the Supreme Treasurer was
carried on until June, and the supreme officers
were aware of it. Now as perfect and com
plete refutation of this I hand you the report
submitted by the supreme financiers in Feb
ruary, showing by the books of the Supremo
Treasurer that he bad received 75,000, mostly
excess of relief fund money. A resolution at
once prevailed, authorizing the same to be put
in United States Government bonds by the
Supreme trustees, leaving as much as $25,000 in
the Supreme Treasurer's hands with which to
meet sick claims as tbey come in. Now this
resolution was complied with. Notice the re
port and you will observe the 75,000 in the
Supreme Treasurer's hands at that time.
included moneys received to and including as
sessment No. 41. There was no defalcation in
February, because all the money was turned
over to the Supreme Trustees in compliance
with the resolution. On the 2bth of June. lbSS.
at a meeting of the Bupreme Executive Com
mittee, the Supreme Financiers reported 39,-
000 in the hands of the Supreme Treasurer,
from assessments Nos. 43, 41, 45 and 46. He
was asked it be could turn that over. He said
be could not. He was immediately removed,
and M. Burkhardt put in his place as Supreme
Treasurer, and on the morning of the 27th of
June, 18S9, the companies that bonded him
were notified. Now this is a very plain case.
The Supreme Treasurer used $39,000 of money
belonging to the Older of Tontl. He was at
once arrested on a warrant sworn out by the
Supreme President. The companies (there are
three of them) are on his boud for 50,000, and
tbey will be compelled to pay the money, if
they refuse, which they have not yet done. By
the terms of the bond we cannot bring any ac
tion in litigation until 90 days from the date
they are notified of the deficit. The supreme
officers know nothing of any stock of any kind
purchased by the Supreme Treasurer, as be
could not, according to tue law of the order,
place money anywhere on only deposit, subject
to his check at sight. (See constitution.) Only
tho Supreme Trustees can make investments,
and these Investments are made under condi
tions set forth in the laws of the Order of Tonti.
We have all our reserve Invested by the Su
preme Trustees, every dime of which is as se
cure as it is possible to make it in every case.
1 believe that both interest and principal are
guaranteed by title Insurance companies.
The clipping also says the books are in bad
shape, I do not hesitate to say that no set of
books in any bank or commercial house or in
stitution of any kind are in- nicer condition, or
more readily or easily understood, than the
books of the Order of Tonti. So simple and
plain that a child can read them, and for five
years in every audit ever made there bas never
been one cent of descrepancy in any one of
mem. as an eviaence oi inis, tne supreme
Financiers commenced work at 9 o'clock on
the morning ot the 28th, and finished at 6 p. H.
of the same day, and came to the Supreme Ex
ecutive Committee meeting on that evening,
the 26th, with a report that showed to the cent
how much money was in the Supreme Trea
surer's lianus. I need make no reference
to the other newspaper talk. The balance of
the article is as erroneous as those parts I have
referred to. These reports are not only false,
but malicious in the extreme.
You ask what effect it really has on the
finances of tho order. 1 answer no perceptible
effect at all. The Order of Tonti has plenty of
money, and a great deal more at this time than
it has any immediate use for. The Supreme
Trustees are greatly pushed to find security for
the investment of the reserve. That is, such
as come within the provisions of our law for
investing. The amount taken is about one
assessment, and if you were to admit the worst
coloring that the worst onemv could put upon
it, it would mean a loss of 2 60 to each mem
ber of the order.
When you have been engaged in this work
as long as I have, and have fought as many bat
tles with corporations and the papers that help
them, you will learn to be affrighted at nothing
you see in the columns ot a newspaper deroga
tory to fraternal voluntary beneficial societies.
D. H. Keksey, Bupreme Secretary.
Captain William Gtlg. of Chartlers street,
Allegheny, President of Good Will Lodge No.
204, Order of Tonti, is spending his summer va
cation on Lake Erie.
O. TJ. A. M.
At a regular meeting of Birmingham Coun
cil T.0. 260, O. U. A. M held in Weber's Hall,
corner Twentj-sevcnth and Sarah streets, the
following officers w ere installed by D. D. S. C.
John Tompkin, assisted by K. M. Johnston:
Councilor, Charles Shearing; V. C. William K.
White: R. S., Isaac Bennitt; A. R. 8., Henry
Smith; F. 8., Henry Fritz; Treasurer. James P.
Johnston: Ind., John D. Monrry; Examiner.
Joe N. Houck; L P.. Michael Smith! O. P.,
William C. Amon: Trustee. James Coats.
July 8, at a regular meeting of Capital
Council No. 364, it being the forty-ninth anni
versary or the order, the following officers
were installed by D. D. B. C John Tompkin,
assisted by State Deputy James P. Johnston:
Councilor, Thomas AicGee; V. a, George
Knowels;R. S.. William Wise; A. R. 8., James
Henry Heslnger: Trustees. William Hot
Thomas McGhee. James Scbarren, John
C M. B. A.
Last Monday evening Branch 64 was institu
ted at Braddock by Deputies Skelly and Sulli
van. The following officers were installed:
President, John A. Carr: First Vice President,
James Nugent; Second Vice President, Patrick
Shea; Recording Secretary. Edward D.Nu
gent; Assistant Recording Secretary, Charles
McGarvey; Financial Secretary, William J.
AValls: Treasurer, M.J. Dougherty; Marshal,
John A. Logan; Guard, Peter Hammil: Trus
tees. John A. Carr. Edward Nugent. Charles
McGarvey, Rodger Doberty, Joseph A. Lydon.
Kalchta of Pythias.
P. C. C. Adam Facklnger, assisted by P. C.
C. Jacob Balzer, installed the.following officers
of Mozart Lodge No. 1S9, K. of P., at their last
meeting: C C, Henry Matthies: V. C, Leopold
Hocchstetter: Pr., John Fink; Ma. A, Louis
Bommer;L G.. A. Tscbudie;IC. it and S., Os
wald Heckman; Treasurer. Charles Angcloch;
Representative to Grand Lodge, OswalcTHeck
man. r. O. A. M. ,
The new council of the TJ. O. A. M. of tbe
East End, was instituted at Wolrs Hall. Penn
avenue, by J. P. Johnson, D. D. G. C. of Alle
gheny county, with a membership of 40. A ban
quet was served to the visitors at tbe armory of
Company F after the installation, J. W. Stew
art, Treasurer of the council, being the caterer.
Jr. O. U. A. M.
J. H. Ilondcrson.member of Luckey School
Board, Thirty firth ward, will represent Grand
view Council No. 259, Jr. O. TJ. A M.. at Har
tlsbnxg at the session of State Council,
TOO HOT TO HUSTLE.
Effects of Torrid Temperature Felt in
Many Lines of Trade.
POINTERS 0DT FIFTH AYENDE.
A Large Number or Fine Residences on the
String for Both Cities.
RAPID TRANSIT DOWN THE TALLET
Hot weatber may be a blessing, but it
should be taken in small doses and in tbe
shade. It was too much for the hustlers last
week, and the result was an apathetic feel
ing in business circles and a comparatively
small volume of transactions, although con
siderably larger than for the corresponding
time in 18S8. Stocks and petroleum were
featureless, and closed at declines from the
opening. The total sales of stock reported
were 3,793 shares, of which Elcctrio con
The number of mortgages recorded was
1G4, representing 389,889. This is a slight
decrease in number from the previous week,
but a gain in amount. Real estate main
tained its customary activity. The number of
transfers recorded was 266, Involving $727,902.
Jobbers reported a large trade in seasonable
goods. The close was characterized by a cheer
ful and hopeful feeling all round.
The future of real estate in Pittsburg is a
most .interesting subject to all who give
thought to it. A great deal of money has been
made by the immense advanco in values in the
last ten-years. The movement has been stead
ily upward since 1879, when the iron trade re
vived. That great advances will also take
place in the future no one doutits, but whero
to look for them is the important question, as
to which any ten persons would be liable to
give as many different opinions.
One of the sections from which .Treat things
were expected was Fifth avenue extension, be
tween the Court House and Bono. When
talk favored tbe cutting down of the "hump"
prospects looked bright for speculation out
there. After the "hump" project 'fell through
there was a period of dullness. Now, however,
activity is again apparent in that quarter not
in sales, but In improvements. A better class
of stores is being established along tbe avenue.
Tbey look also as If they have come prepared
to do business. In the ten to twenty thousand
people the cable line carries daily they will
doubtless find abundant custom later on.
Property on Fifth avenne extension ranges
from about SI00 per foot near the Court Hcuse
to about SlSO per foot beyond tbe market
Both Pittsburg and Allegheny will soon be
in position to boast of a number of new and
fine residences. On this side Mr. H. G. Brown
will erect this season two handsome residences
from plans prepared by Messrs. Longfellow,
Alden &. Harlow, 43 Sixth avenne. The in
terior of tbe Pittsburg Club House will also be
remodeled by the same firm. Thomas Brown
will erect a three-story brick dwelling to cost
about $3,500. A brick two-story dwelling will
be erected by Mrs. Shannon to cost 33.000.
William Hiller is tbe builder. T. C. Lazear
will electa three-story brick store and dwell
ing at a cost ot $3,000. A three-story frame
dwelling will be erected by C. L. Magee to cost
$15,000, C. A. Balpb is tbe builder.
In Allegheny Mr. Joseph Albree will erect a
residence from plans prepared by T. 1). Evans.
Major A. T. Penteoost will erect a residence
from plans prepared by James P. Bailey. The
same architect bas finished the plans for a new
R P. church on Hiland avenne. to cost about
$20,000. Architects Alston A Eckert have made
plans for a tenement bouse of pressed brick. It
is to have electric bells, wood mantels and til
ing. Cost, $45,000.
A New York stock authority says: Until rail
way matters become more settled in tbe West,
we think tbe safest course will be to sell on the
rallies and buy on the slumps.
Building operations were on a larger scale
last week than for some time. Fifty-six per
mits were taken out, the cost being estimated
at (160,410. The largest was by the Marine,
National Bank for a brick and stone five-stors
structure At Ha 300 Smithfield street, to cost
$46,000. The builders are A. A S. Wilson. Tbe
next largest was taken out by George K. Ste
venson for a two-story brick on Fifth avenue.
Fourteenth ward. It will cost $16,000. The
Wilsons have the contract.
C. D. Schlmelfelder took out a permit for a
three-story bricc residence on Magee street,
near Forbes. It will cost him 6,000. The con
tract bas been awarded to J. M. Ruskauff.
Jay Gould's engagements for tbe day are
scrawled on a blackboard in his private office.
Russell Sage scribbles his daily programme in
hieroglyphics on bis cuff. John Jacob Astor
keeps tally of bis time on tbe margins of an
almanac's pages. A Pittsburg broker uses his
collar for the same purpose.
Mr. John McKee bas shaken the dust of the
Stock Exchange from his feet for the time be
ing. He left yesterday evening for New York,
where be will give stocks a whirl as the repre
sentative of a syndicate ot local capitalists who
are speculatively inclined.
Mr. McKee is a bright, active man,
thoroughly conversant with all plans of specu
lation, and will no doubt be even more success
ful in the broader field of activity which be
bas chosen than be bas been here. He Is all
Tbe attention of investors in real estate is
being turned to the country down the Fort
Wayne Railroad, and especially to Emsworth,
where Dr. Riggr has just purchased several
acres of ground, upon which he intends to
erect a tine residence this summer. Several
other gontlemen were prospecting around the
same place last week with a view to making In.
vestments. A large number of new bouses
will be erected there this season.
In addition to existing railroad facilities,
which are first class, it is now settled that one
if not two electric roads will be built within a
year. Tbe contract for the bridge across
Woods Run for the use of one of these roads
was let last week. The immediate effect of
this will be to open up new territory from Alle
gheny City to Emsworth. One or both of tbe
roads will ultimately be extended to Sewickley.
The Blnger property at Wilklnsburg is again
on the market, and can be bought for $100,000.
The tract contains over SO acres, upon which is
a residence that cost $65,000. This is 'a draw
back, as investors do not like to pot somuch
money in a building. Tne other Improvements
are on an equally expensive scale.
The property has been on the market off and
on for 20 years, and the best offer for it was
$70,000 about a year ago.
Tbe first street railway was operated in 1832
from New York to Harlem. It did not appear
in Boston until 1S33. Tbe first "horse car" line
was opened on the Baltimore and Ohio line
prior to tbe introduction of tbo steam engine,
but was not designated as a street -railway.
From a comparatively recent beginning a vast
enterprise bas sprung np; to-day there are 20,
000 cars In use in the streets of cities in the
United States, reauiring the services of 1S0.000
horses. But their day is about over. More
rapid transit is demanded. Horses must go.
Tbey are going so fast in Pittsburg that in a
few years none will be left.
NEARLY ALL FIGURES.
Stocks Dull, but Prices Well Sustained
Broken Continue .Hopeful.
There was only one transaction at the stock
call yesterday, that of 100 shares of La Noria
at lf a decline. Electric was offered at 50,
with 43 bid. Holders of it are not anxious to
sell at present quotations. Philadelphia Gas
could have been bought at 86 Tbe best bid
was 36. Pittsburg and Western common was
offered at 13& with X2H bid; for tbe preferred
20waathe best figure that could have been
obtained. There la said to be a quiet buying
movement in this stock; on tbe strength of bet
ter management and increased earnings, which
will eanse some surpriselater on.
Tbe Tractions wero weak. Central being of
fered at 31; for Citizens' C8 was bid. Pitts
burg was neglected. (Nobody wanted Pleasant
Valley or Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manches
ter. Cheap lots oi any of these, however,
would not have gone a-begging. There was a
good demand for bank, and insurance stocks,
but orders were below the market. Tberewas
no change in conditions, and no news to affect
values, which, with two or three exceptions,
were well sustained throughout tbe week.
Brokers say all, the favorites are in good
shape for a revival, which they predict will
take placo before long. Bids and offers were:
. bxsk stocks.
' Bid. Asked.
Citizens' National Bank K, ....
Duquesne National Bank Mi
Farmers' Deposit National Dank 400 ....
Kirth Avenue 40 ....
Freehold Bank S3
Ucrman National Bank 313 ....
Iron and Ulan Dollar Savings 1J0 ....
Keystone flank of Pittsburg 62
Marine National Bank 102
Masonic Bnfc 69 ....
Monnngahela It5 ....
Odd lellowv Savings Bank M 70
Pittsburg National Bank Commerce... IKJ
Second National Bank S23
Safe Deposit Company Si ....
Union National Bank 301
First National Bank, Allegheny 155 ....
Herman National, Allegheny ItO ....
Ileal Kstate Loan and Trust Co fO ....
Worklngman's Savings, Allegheny.... 70 ....
Allemannla 43 ....
Birmingham 40 ....
Teutonla 50 ....
Union. ....... .............. 45 .
' Bid. Asked.
Allegheny Gas Co. (ilium.) 38 ....
Consolidated (las Co. (Ilium ) 3
1'lttsburg tas Co. (Ilium.) 02 ....
Soutuslde Uas Co. (Ilium.) S5
KATCBJLL QAS STOCKS.
Brldgewater .. 43
Natural Uas Co. of W.Va 63
Pennsylvania Gas Co Wi
fhllauelpbla Co !6K 305J
Wheeling Uas Co Vaii 30
Oil. COMPANr STOCKS.
Tana OU Co 63
FAESEXGEn RAILWAY STOCKS.
Central Traction 31 31K
Citizens' Traction S&X
Pittsburg; Youngstown & Ashtabula.. 3M
Pitts., McK. & Trough. K. K. Co 55
Pitts., Cin. & St. Louis 20
J'ltts. & Western K. B, Co ISt 13K
Pitts. 4 Western K. K. Co. pref. 19)J SOjJ
Honongahela Bridge. 20 ....
Pittsburg & Birmingham.... 72 ....
l.a Noria Mining Co IX 1
bllverton Mining Co 1
Yankee Girl Mining Co t
Westlnghonse Electric 4J 50
Union Switch and Signal Co 2S
AY estinghouse Air Brake Co lit
Total sales of stocks at New York yesterday
were 89.620 shares. Including: .Atchison, 8,665;
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, 1.410; Eric,
1,100; Lake Shore. 4,200 .Louisville and Nashville,
8,360; Missouri Pacific, 2.6S9; Northwestern.
2,025; Reading, 5,800; Richmond and West
Point. 2,010: St. PauL 10,635; Union Pacific,
3,100; Western Union. 1,765.
Nothing Excltlne at the Banks, but Every,
thins; Hans Uigb.
Notwithstanding the hot weather and con
sequent indisposition of tbe average citizen to
do any unnecessary bustling, the week in bank
ing circles was far from discouraging, the ex
changes showinga gain of about $1,500,000 over
the same time last year.
Business yesterday was a fair average in all
lines. Checking was good, depositing moder
ate and discounting middling. There was no
change in rates or other conditions. Currency
was sufficient for all requirements. The
amount of idle money held bv the banks is not
considered too large for the possibilities of the
fall trade. Tbe situation is encouraging, and
there is about as much doing as people care
for until Old Sol cools off a trifle.
Manager Chaplin, as is his wont, made an ex
cellent report of the business of tbe Clearing
House for tbe day, week and year. His figures
are instructive, and should be carefully
studied. They are appended:
Exchanges t 2,1(3,604 C3
Balances .' 468,708 04
Exchanges for tbe week 12,4S57a CS
Balances for tbe week. &7S0.433 45
Exchanges, dally average il2t,3:s
Exchanges week or 18S9 11,85154 43
Balances week or 1S83 1,879,63:03
Exchanges last week li, 471,133 IS
Balances last week 1,876,018 78
Exchanges to date, 1889 239,838,288 63
Exchanges to date, 1338 306,434.581 61
Ualn. 1889 over 1838 33,403,727 03
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy with no loans, closed offered at 2 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper, 4K6K. Sterling
exchange dulL but steady at 483 lor 60-day bills
and 4S7Jf for demand.
The New York bank statement, issued yester
day, shows tbe following changes: Reserve, In
crease, $1,612,075; loans, decrease, $2,515,300;
specie, Increase, $1,066,000; legal tenders. In
crease, $64,000; deposits, decrease, Jt 418,300: cir
culation, decrease, $18,900. The banks now hold
$3,630,100 in excess of the 23 per cent rule.
Closing Bond Quotations.
U. 8. 4s,reg 128
U. a. 4s. coup ,.128
U. S. 4Ss. reg ..10M
U. S. 4Hs, coup 1063
Pacific 6s of '95. 118
Missouri 6s 100
Tenn. new set. 6s.. ..106
M. K.&T. Oen.Gs . E7X
Mutual Union 63... .102
N. J. C. Int. Cert...ll3X
Northern Pae. Ists..ll7!
Northern 1'ac. 2ds..ll5
North w't'n consols. 14SH
Oregon A Trans. 6s. 105
Tnn. new set. 5s. ...102)$
St.!.. &I.M. Uen. 6s 86
rrjuHtt i. h v f:n t in
Canada Bo. Zds
Uen. A R. O.. lsts..
Si. Paul consols ....IMtf
Tx., PO.L.O.TT Bs.89)
Union Pac. lsts 117M
West Shqre 100
Uen. Alt. G. 4s 7WV
Erie, 2ds 102J4
U.K. AT. Gen. 6s.. 63
Government and State bonds are dull and
New York Clearings, to-day. 8126,945,830;
balances. 46,499,966. For the week Clearings,
$702,035,026; balances $33,745,020.
Boston Clearings, to-day, $18,592,062; bal
ances, $2,765,281. For tbe week Clearings, $102,
116,307; balances, $13,355,894. For tbe corre
sponding week last year Clearings, $32,529,0)8:
Ualtimoee Clearings. $1,834,396; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, today, $12,399,
208; balances $2,076,225. For the week Clear
ings, $73,064,860; balances, $11,127,128.
LoNDOlr The amount of bullion withdrawn
from the Bank of England on balance to-day
is 86,000. Bar silver, 42,d per ounce.
Paris Three per cent rentes S3f 20c for
Chicago Money firm and unchanged. Bank
St. Louis Clearings,
For Holding on to tbe New Rules A Feat
Tbe oil market yesterday was as deeply in the
rut as ever. It was not so firm as the day be
fore, and it tailed to develope a single new
feature. The first few minutes after the open
ing was the only time when any animation was
shown. A 2,000 barrel bundle was bought at
the opening figure, 61c but tbe purchaser
almost immediately weakened and sold it at tbe
same price. He was afraid to hM it.
Tbe rest of the day was devoted mainly to
killing time. Tbe closing4 was very tame.
Friday's clearings were 222,000 barrels. Yester
day's wero still less. Fluctuations and other
features will be found below.
An oil broker, who still baa faith in the suc
cess of tbe new rules, gives the following rea
sons for holding on to tbem:
First Because the possibility of a corner is
only one-thirtieth as great as under the old
Second Because it benefits tbe trade at large
and not a few individuals.
Third Because theymultiply the character
of the petroleum to be bought or sold in the
Fourth Because they knock out the narrow
margin feature of the business.
Fifth Because they make the exchanges
more acceptable to the producer, independent,
refiners, investor and speculator.
Sixth Because they enable brokers and deal
ers to buy and sell cash oil each business day.
Seventh Because when understood and
practiced they will stimulate trading to the
benefit of alL
Eighth Because those opposed to them offer
no reason against them that is not prompted by
Ninth Because they offer better opportuni
ties to all traders in petroleum certificate.
Tenth Because tbey are backed by the best I
spirit ux mo x-eirvieuu xuxenanges.
Eleventh Because tbey make it clear that
upon tbe floor of tbe Petroleum Exchanges
there is coupled with every transaction, not
only an intent to receive or deliver the petro
leum, but an obligation to do so.
Twelfth" Because tbey make it clear that on
tbe Petroleum Exchanges they deal in petro
leum and not in marginal differences.
Features of the Uarket.
Corrected daily by John M. Oasuey ft Co., 45
Slxtb street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
opened. JiyiLowcst MV
Highest 91Closed .. SIX
Average runs.i.....i , H.9W
Average shipments ..,
teased. New York, 7.28c
JttA&sd. London, d.
Kenned, Antwerp, 17V r.
Kenneo.' Liverpool, I
A. B. McQrew & Co. auote: Put. vlKct
calls, 92H92c. ,
Other Oil markets.
New Yoek. J nly 13. The petroleum market
opened steady at 9rc but after the first sales
there was no interest shown in tbe trading, and
fluctuations were very narrow. Tbe market
closed dull at DlKc Stock Exchange Open
lugr Sljjtc; highest. 81Kc; lowest, 91KC. clos
ing at Sljkc Consolidated Exchange Open
ing MKc; highest, 9lkc: lowest. 9lJc, closing
at91Jc Total sales. 154,000 barrels.
HALF A HUNDRED HOMES.
A Good Week for Pittsburg Bnilde
List Rapidly Growing.
Fifty-six permits for new buildings were
taken out last week. The cost is estimated at
$160,410. A few are large and costly, but the
majority are small to medium. The fallowing
is the list:
George Gowey, one frame one-story, 12x12
feet, on Carnegie street, Eighteenth ward.
Wm. M. Bell, one frame two-story, 28x40 feet,
on Baum street. Twentieth ward.
J. Henry Croutzer, one frame two-story, 18x16
feet, on Lytle avenue. Twenty-third ward.
W. N. Boebmer fc Bro., two frame two-story,
34x46 feet, on Wjsser street, Thirty-second
W.N. Boebmer &Bro., two frame two-story,
34x46 feet, on Wysser street, Thirty-second
Milton King, one brick two-story and man
sard, 38x37 feet, on Stanwick street. Thirty
Charles Lee, one frame two-story, 18x20 feet,
on Wilbert street. Thirty-second ward.
Wm. Rowland, one frame two-story addition,
23x12 feet, on "No. 76 Wyoming street. Thirty
Wm. Kalb, one frame two-story, 16x32 feet,
on Belonda street, between Mason and Wilbert
streets. Thirty-second ward.
Henry Oerding, two frame two-story, 36x46
feet, on Southern avenue, Thirty-second ward.
Philip Baumann, one frame two-story, 18x3J
feet, on Grace street, Thirty-second ward.
Mrs. H. Vogel, one frame two-story. 16x32
feet, on Matchey street. Thirty-second ward.
Eiler, Bruitweiser & Coone frame one-story,
32x40 feet, on Wharton street, Twenty-third
John Zinsmelster,two brick three-story, 40x89
feet, on corner ot Penn avenue and Forty
fourth street. Seventeenth ward.
John Zlnsmeister, one brick two-story, 19x26
feet, rear ot corner ot Penn avenue and Forty-
lourtn street, seventeentn wara.
Hubbard &. Co., one frame one-story, 6(1120
feet, on Forty-eighth street, near Allegheny
Valley Railroad, beventeenth ward.
Philip Murpby, one frame one-story addi
tion, 12x12 feet, on Boquet street, Fourteenth
Jos. Tetoral, one frame one-story, 12x24 feet,
on Boquet street. Fourteenth ward.
Armstrong, Bro. fc Co., one iron-clad three-
story, 65x120 feet, on Twenty-fourth street,
Armstrong, Bro. & Co., one brick and iron
clad two-story, 30x107 feet, on Twenty-fourth
street, Twelfth ward.
Peter McGee, one brick one-story addition,
25x28 feet, on Webster avenue. Third ward.
Henry Steim, one frame one-story, 8x24 feet,
on Steuoen street. Thirty-sixth ward.
Henry Wolfram, one frame .two-story, 18x34
feet, on Albert street, near Boggs avenue,
William Kosler, one frame two-story, 12x
16 feet, on 93 Fifteenth street, Twenty-eighth
D. R Heitt, three brick two-story and man
sard, 40x34 feet, on Tannehlll street, near Cen
John Zalinski, one frame two-story, 11x11
feet, on htobo street, near Fifth avenue, Four
Daniel Rearers, two brick two-story, 32x32
feet, on Hatfield street, between Forty-sixth
and Forty-seventh streets. Seventeenth ward.
William H. Hanlon, three brick two-story
and mansard, 45x44 feet, on Plummer street,
between Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh streets.
Tom Wilkes, one frame two-story, 17x32 feet,
on Holmes, near Fifty-second street, Eight
John Weisman, one frame one-story, ad
ditional, 18x14 feet, on corner Pearl street and
Liberty avenue, Twentieth ward.
8. Voettes. one frame two-story, 27x52 feet,
on Lincoln avenue Twenty-first ward.
R Martin, one frame two-story, 27x52 feet, on
Lincoln avenue. Twenty-first ward.
John Henriger, one frame two-story, 24x37
feet, on corner of Ihompson and Shetland
streets. Twenty-first ward.
Frank Wisnicwiwski, two brick two-story and
mansard, 21x64 feet, on Pine alley, between
Ninth and Tenth streets. Twenty-ninth ward.
Frank Klaus, one frame two-story, 18x34 feet,
on Industry street. Thirty-first ward.
3acob Kratt, one frame two-story, 14x18 feet,
on Republican street. Thirty-fifth ward.
J. Shaffer, four bnck two-story, 17x47 feet, on
corner Wylle avenue and Trent street. Eleventh
C. J. Wadstrom, one brick two-story, 20x32
feet, on Lowrey avenue, Sixteenth ward.
D. C. Phillips, three brick three-story, 46x53
feet on Sidney street, between Twentv-third
4 and Twenty-fourth streets. Twenty-fifth ward.
Andrew Bock, one frame one-story addition,
4x106 feet, on No. 119 Twenty-fifth street,
Louis Barckoff, one frame two-story stable,
20x30 feet, on rear of 211 Frankstown avenue,
Jacob Plot, ono frame two-story, 17x31 feet,
on Edmon street. Twentieth ward.
William McCune, one frame one-story, 12x24
feet, on Harvard street. Nineteenth ward.
w. a. ljeonnara, two brick two-story, 50x30
feet, on Forty-third street. Seventeenth ward.
Phillip Self, une brick two-story addition, lOx
16 feet, on corner Thirty-eighth street and Penn
avenue. Sixteenth ward.
Frank Mickel, ono frame two-story, 17x46
feet, on Mifflin street. Sixteenth ward.
George K. Stevenson, one brick two-story,
on Fifth avenue. Fourteenth ward.
A. Rigby. one frame two-story, 24x20 feet, on
Craig street. Thirteenth ward. ,
Rees, Lindsay & Co., one brick one-ltory, 24x
17 feet, on Liberty street, between1 Thirtieth
and Thirty-first streets, Twelfth ward.
Rees, Lindsay fc Co., one brick two-story, 17
x40 feet, on Liberty avenue, between Thirtieth
and Thirty-first streets. Twelfth ward.
Mrs. Anna Steneick, four bricK two-story and
mansard,4oxl8 feet, on Sweeny's alley.Elerenth
Mr. Kuhn, one brick two-story and man
sard. 20x53 feet, on Center avenue. Eleventh
William Roddy, one brick two-story, 20x32
feet, on Erin street. Eleventh ward. .
C. D. Scbimelfeder, one brick three-story, IB
x81 feet, on Magee street, near Forbes avenue.
Marine National Bank, one stone and brick
five-story, 25x60 feet. No, 300 Smithfield street.
Opening Up the Twenty-Third Ward Resi
dences Changing Bands.
The convenience of reaching the Twenty
third ward by tho new electric road, and the in-,
creased facilities on the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad, are being taken advantage of by
many who are well versed in real estate values.
Property in this section of the city has not yet
advanced much in price, for the reason that it
could not be purchased from tho large estates
in which it was held. The Blair estate, one of
the largest there, bas Just opened np several
plans of lots and is selling the lots through
Its agents, Samuel W. Black & Co.. 99 Fourth
avenue; who sold three more flue, level lots, on
the comor of Elizabeth and Lytle streets, be
ing 25x110 feet each, for tbe low price of $1,400.
Kelly & Rogers, No. 6315 Station street, sold
for J. C. Knipp to J. W. Matthews, a seven
roomed frame bouse and lot, on Meadow street,
for $2,709. They also sold for J. C. Shupp, to
Mrs. B. C. Doyle, a fire-roomed frame house
and lot, 23x100, on Mayflower street, for $2,200
. Black fe Balrd. No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Philip Wolt the property No. 1317 Penn ave
nue, near i nirteentn street, being a two-story
brick building, storeroom and dwelling, on a
lot 14x100 feet, for $5,000. Tbey also placed a
mortgage ot $300 on a property in tbe East End
for three years at 6 per cent, and another of
$700 for three years at 6 per cent on a small
property in Homewood.
A Small Finrrr In Stocks The Trusts At
tacked, bat Hold Their Own Every-
thins Closes at tbe Beat Prices
Railroad Bonds' Dull.
NewYohk. July 13. The stock market to
day showed a decidedly improved tone to that
of yesterday, and before tbe session was over
every department had scored material ad
vances. At tbe opening the general list seemed
to have recovered from the scare ot yesterday,
and white first prices were from H to per
cent higher than last evening's closing figures,
there was a very moderate business, with no
pressure td sell. Some slight gains were scored
by a few shares over tbe opening figures in the
first few minutes, but the general run of stocks
yielded slightly from first prices, tbe fluctua
tions, however, being small and without signifi
cance. Tbe trusts, however, were again made tbe
objects of attack by means of liberal shorts,
but the excitement of yesterday was lacking
and no large amounts changed hands after tbe
urst tew minutes. x.eaa snnwca strengtn at
lifted rapidly and Sngar rose to 11, Lead to
25K aud Chicago Gas to 68. The general list,
which had not seeminelv been affected bv tha
eakneuia at teut alto xlt (Ho tlmulu
and everything on tbe list rose, the gains ex
tending to about 1 per cent, with tbe Grangers
most prominent in the movement. London
was si purchaser, and the prominent dealers on
the floor aided the advance, while tbe trusts
teemed to be supported by insiders. The mar
ket held the improved appearance until tbe
close, which was quiet but strong at the best
Railroad bonds were dull, tbe sales of all
issues reaching only $373,000. and the dealings
were confined to a comparatively small number
of issues. The market showed a firm tone, but
the changes in quotations were entirely insig
nificant except in a small number of cases.
Bales of bonus for the week, $5,894,000, against
$5,112,000 for last week.
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock .Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit,
ney A Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue;
, Open- High- I.OW- lag
Ins. est. est. Bids.
Am. Cotton OU UV 53V S3V 64H
AtCD.. lop. JtS.K.... SS! 38 n!i 38H
Canadian Pacini MM &JW KU SS
Canada southern1. ttjj S3M 53)i 53
CentralorNewJersey.il lllj 113 113V
Central fsxlflu toil
Chetaneake Ohio ... SIM 20! SOU 2054
C. Bur. A Quii.er..... 09 KOM VJX 300V
C, Mil. a St. Paul.... C9jJ 6SH 63i GJ'4
C Jin.&St. f.. pr....W7 108), 107 103
C, KoctLir. BUM KH 83 93V
C, St. fj. A Pitts 11
C St. P..M. 0 32M XH 32K Ti
C St. P-M. AO.. pr. R
C X Northwestern. ...107 108 lu7 107
CJt Northwestern, pr. 140)4
CoL Coal A Iron 23M S'A 29 29
Col. A Uocklug Val '. ... H'4
Del.. L.A W. 1UW US 145)1 JloS
Del. ft Hudson 144)2 113 141 144)1
Denver A KloU.. pi 4o,S
E.T.. Va.&Ga 104
E.T.,Va, tOa.lst pf. 73
E. 1.. Va. A Ga. Id pf. 23
Illinois Oemral 113
Lake Krl ,t Western.. 17 17)1 17 KM
Lake Erie West. or.. 53H (9)2 53 4 68 "a
Lake Shore ft 11. S 103)4 103 103 I03H
LoalsTUleft.NasuTUle.eeX W 68J, 6954
Moblleft Ohio 13 13 13 13
Mo., K. ATexas lOX
Missouri faclDc M,H 69 (S'A 63
Mew York Central 106 106 ion IMTg
Ii. Y L. E. ft W Z0X VSH H H
N.r.. L E.&W., pref 64
x. jr.. c. at. l it it is; it
I. I.. V. ft St. L. Of. 63
H.Y.. C. ASt.L.MEf 335f
M. Y ft M. E SO 50H 49H 50K
l. Y.. O. AW 17 17 Wi na
Norfolk a; Western 14
Norfolk Western, nl. 31 61 51 51
Northern Fad He 27H VH 27)4 27K
Nortncrn Racine nref. S4 U a l!4
OUIo ft Mississippi..... ZOi 'tl!i H 22)3
Oregon Improvement. 53
Oregon Uranscon 32V H 32V 32V
PacmcMall 32X; 32) 31)4 32
Phtladel. ft Heading.. 6H 46V? 46 46K
fullman 1'alace Car...lSI) 184)4 184)4 184
RlChmona ft W. F. T.. 23 23) 23) 231i
KIchmondftW.l'.T.cf 794 795 79 79)4
St. L. ft San Fran 26U
St. J., ft San nan pf.. 57 67 67 6S)J
St.ii. ft San Jf. 1st pf. 110
Texas Paclnc 19 19)4 ) 19)4
Union faclac 574 t&H 5744 M!
Wabash preferred 294 29K 2S3 29H
Western Union. S4V 85 84V 84V
Wheeling ft L. 63)4 68)4 G&H 68)4
Sugar Trust 109 110)4
National Lead Trust.. 25 24J
Chicago Gas Trust 56V 5S 54)4 57
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Hew York Stock Ex
change. lllil. Asked.
Pennsylvania Uallroad 51)4 51K
Beading 28 5-16
Lehigh Valley 53K au
Lehigh Mavlgatlon 6.1)? MS
Jortaern raclUc Eh 27)4
Wis. Central nf.
A. AT. Land Gr't 7s. 103)4
Calumet A Uecla....2OT
a ten. sxop. n. a... 334
Boston ft Albany. ..216)4
Boston ft Maine.. ...192
C, B. AQ. 109
Eastern It. B 994
I'ewablo (new) 2
funtsjrereai. old. w
neii Aeiepnone... ..f
Boston Land......... 6)4
fYaier Power... 6
Mexican Cen. com.. 15)4
:g. DOS. 66
r, AAeirlSng... 60K
San Diego 25
N. Y. ft J.. E. 7s.. ..128)4
Wls.Central.com... 23 j
MAEKETS BY WIEE.
Wheat Strong; at tbe Start, Bat Breaks
Under tbe influence of large Receipts
Other Commodities Moving
Slowly, and Featureless.
Chicago There was fairly good trad
ing in wheat to-day, but most of the busi
ness was transacted early in the' session. At
the start a feeling of firmness existed, but this
gave place to a weak and panicky feeling. Tbe
opening was strong, and prices, after some
slight fluctuations, were advanced 8c in
fluenced by some firm cables. Wet weather in
England and a rumor through private, sources
that late cables noted in a stronger tone tban
the public ones. Liverpool was quoted firm
and slightly higher, but public London cables
quoted cargoes on passage as easier and ne
glected, and this created suspicion that tbo
lato cables might have been manufactured
But tbe advance was only temporary, for
selling soon started in, which soon caused a
steady shrinkage in prices and developed a de
cidedly weak feeling by the time the estimated
receipts for Monday were made. It is esti
mated 101 cars of wheat would be received on
Monday, of which 83 would be new and 63 yew
No. 2. It was reported that St. Louis would
show up with 300,000 hushels wheat on Monday,
and the increasing receipts was the principal
factor of the market. Selling became gen
eral, and prices declined 2c for July and lc
for the deferred futures, and closed 2o lower
for July and HHc lower for the other futures
than yesterday. A prominent local tradesman
was reported as being a free seller.
Corn ruled rather quiet the greater part of
tbe session, though there were periods of mod
erate activity. The feeling was rather easier
and slightly lower prices were established, fine
weatber for tho growing crop and the decline
in wheat being depressing influences and had a
tendency to Increase offerings. The market
opened at yesterday's closing prices and sold
off gradually Jc, remained quiot and inactive,
changing but little and closed y,Q,a lower
In oats an active business transpired with a,
narrow range of prices.
Trading was only moderate in mess pork.
Opening rates were made at 6c decline, but an
advance of 1215c was established with lair
buying. Later the market ruled higher and
prices receded 510c and closed quiet.
Rather a quiet and Arm feeling prevailed in
tbe lard market and changes were slight.
Very little Interest was manifested in the
market for short rib sides, and the feeling was
steady. Changes in prices very slight. .
The leading futures ranged as follows:
WHIAT No. 2JuIy,7Vii373)i7BHa762i'
ft07o7oc: .December, naimvxm
rn.- IkT. n A . DCIfflKIatOWI
September. 353535K3oc; October. 35
Oats No. 2. August 22!4r213c: Sentember.
Mess Pork, per bbL August, $112011 32K
11 2011 30; September. 811 25U 4011 25
11 30; October, $10 40Q10 4510 S2K10 45.
Lard, per 100 Bis. August, Hi 25Q8 27K
6 250 27K; September. $6 3734426 37XS6 S&IC
6 37J4;; October, $6 356 874ei 32K 37V.
Shout Ribs, per 1U0 Bs. August. $5 70
6 725 705 70; September, 55 7505 755 72J4;
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 777Vc;
No. 3 spring wheat, 7677c; No. 2 red,
7778Kc No. 2 corn. 35Jio N o. 2 oats, 22Q2ac
No. 2 rye. 43c No. 2 barley nominaL No. 1 flax
seed, 1 3L Prima timothy seed, $1 41. Mess
pork, per barrel, $11 30U 35. Lard, per 100
pounds, $3 25. Short ribs, sides (loose), $5 70.
Dry salted shoulders (boxed), $5 255 37K.
Short clear sides (boxed). $6 0u3 12 Sugars
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 7000 barrels:
wheat, 18,000 bushels; corn, 278.000 bushels: oats,
126,000 bushels: rye. 6JD0O bushels; barley,
none. Shipments Flour. 6.000 barrels: wheat.
62.000 bushels: corn. 294,000 bushels: oats, 205,000
bushels; rye. 2,000 busnels; barley. 1.000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day tha butter
market was quiet and unchanged. Eggs quiet
11T ST0CE MAEKETS.
Condition of the Market at tha East Liberty
Stock Yards. .
OrncE or Pittsbuho Dispatch, i
Saturday, July 13, 18S9.
Cattle Receipts, 200 head; shipments, 200
bead; market nothing doing; all through con
signments; 1 car of cattle shipped to New York
Hoos Receipts. 1,700 head: shipments, 1.900
bead; market fair; Yorkers, $4 8004 90; Phlla
delphias, $1 651 75: heavies, $4 5034 60; S
cars of hogssbipped to New York to-day.
SriEEP Receipt;. 1,400 head; shipments. 1,600
head; market slow and a shade lower than yes
Wben baby was sick, we.gavo her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she ciiod for Castoria,
When sho became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
Wben she bad Cuildxen.she garo tbem Cast orla
LATE NEWS 15 BBIEF.
Dr. McGregor, the English agent in New
Guinea, has ascended Mount Owen Stanley,
tbe highest peak in the country. He secured
specimens of new plants and birds.
Tbe Budget Committee of the French
Chamber of Deputies have voted to recommend
to tbe Chamber a measure empowering tbe
Government to purchase Millet's picture, '"The
A passenger train leaving Carrolton.HL,
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was wrecked
a few miles east of Greenfield, and Miss Eva
Davis, ot Carlinville, was killed. Several
other passengers were injured.
Tbe Otis Steel Company, of Cleveland. O.,
has been formed into an English company with
a capital of f 000,000. Tbe new company bas is
sued shares, which have been offered to the
public through the Trustees, Executors and
Securities' Insurance Corporation. The issue
is divided Into 300,000 pounds first mortgage
debentures, 300,000 8 per cents and 300,000 or
dinary. A masked highwayman attempted to rob
the stage near Champion Mill, Cat, yesterday.
Tbe driver whipped his team to a run, and was
followed bra shot from the robbers pistol,
which made a slight wound on one of the
horses. The driver bad $S0O which bo was tak
ing to Champion Mill to pay off the employes
of tbe Sierra Lumber Company. Several pas
sengers were on the stage, but all were un
armed. Officers are in pursuit.
W. B. Walls, a well-known lawyer and pol
itician of Indianapolis, was arrested on a grand
jury indictment for embezzlement yesterday
and beld in bonds of $1,000. The charge is
that he made unauthorized collections for an
estate for which be was attorney and kent tbe
money. The amountcharged to nave been em
bezzled is 2L200. Walls was formerly tbe law
partner ot W. A. Zernbamer, who was recently
released from the penitentiary after serving a
sentence for tally sheet forging.
New York railroad officials, bankers and
lawyers agreed that there was no likelihood of
even an attempt being made to form a railway
trust, as set forth in tbe McCook circular. The
attorney for one ot tbe largest railway com
panies bavlng offices in the city said: "The
injunction obtained against the Oregon Trans
continental Company preventing it from voting
its controlling stock at tbe Oregon Navigation
election a month ago, following tbe decision
refusing to allow the East Tennessee Com
pany to vote its Memphis and Charleston stock
killed all hopes of a railroad trust ever being
The Birmingham. Ala.. Courier, owned and
edited by colored men, came out in a double
leaded editorial yesterday denouncing Presi
dent Harrison's treatment of tbe negroes of
the South. It says: "Let tbe colored race give
Benjamin Harrison a receipt in full for all
claims tbey hare on bim, and in 1892 let tbe
self-respecting negroes of the South show this
man that they have rights which even a Presi
dent of tha United States mnst respect." Tbe
Eaper goes on to say that President Harrison
as treated colored men with contempt, and
that he seems to think he has discharged every
obligation by appointing a few of tbem to
small and unimportant offices.
A letter from Panama Jnly 4 says: The
New Orleans and Colombia Steamship Com
pany Is attempting to effect a contract for the
purpose of establishing a line between New
Orleans and a number of the principal Colom
bian Atlantic ports. The company also asks
for a subsidy of $4,000 for each round trip. On
the 20th of April the steamer Rapel. belonging
to the Compana Hud-Americana de Vapores,
left Valparaiso, calling at Talfahuano for
Montevideo and Buenos Ayres. A telegram
bas been received from Castro, announcing the
total loss ot xne vessel ana eleven oi her crew.
According to the telegram the Rapel struck on
the rocks at Hamblin or Socorro Island on the
2S:h at 8 p. M. and went down immediately.
At Sbelbyville, Ind., tbe State is nlalntitl
in a suit filed in court yesterday against.the
Cleveland. Cincinnati, Chicago and St, Louis
Railway, formerly the "Big Four," demanding
a forfeiture from the company of 20,000 for
failure to observe a statute enacted by the last
Legislature requiring all railroads in the State
to put up at all stations where there is a tele
graph office bulletin boards noting tbe time of
the arrival of all trains, the penalty in each in
stance being a forfeiture of 525. Six weeks'
failure on tbe part of the company to note the
arrival of 21 trains daily makes the aggregate
demanded. A big legal fight is imminent at
the next term of court in September. A sim
ilar suit will probably be instituted against the
Pennsylvania Company as lessees of the Jeff er
sonville, Madison and Indianapolis.
A horrible tragedy was enacted in Somer
ville, Mass., at an early hour yesterday murn
idg. The victims are Mrs. Catherine Smith,
aged 45, her son Thomas, aged 14, and the
perpetrator of the terrible deed, Augus
tus Rosenberg, while two other children
of Mrs. Smith were Injured, one of
whom will die. Tbe murderer has been
living with Mrs. Smith for about a year. The
cause of the tragedy Is not known, although it
is stated that Rosenberg complained about the
way he bas been treated in money matters by
the woman. It is supposed that a recent quar
rel over their financial affairs was the chief
cause of the tragedy. Rosenberg jumped from
the window after accomplishing his bloody
work, and was presumed for some time to have
escaped, but his dead body was shortly after
ward found in Dane court, about 600 feet from
the scene of tbe murders. There was no
wound, and from froth at the mouth it is sup
posed that he either died in a fit or by poison.
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Margeanx, Grand Vin Chateau Lafitte, by
the case or bottle. G. "W. Schmidt,
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5 to Lake Chautauqua and return, on
Tuesdays and Saturdays, via the P. & L. E.
R. R. "Trains leave at 8 A. si. and 4:10 p.
M. Pullman service.
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Excursion tickets, good until September
30, are on sale at the Pittsburg and western
depot, Allegheny. Rate ?5 00. Train
leaves at 820 A. M. city time, daily, except
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Hood's Sarsaparilla actually accomplishes all
that is claimed for It, bas given this medicine a
popularity and sale greater than any other sar
saparilla or blood purifier.
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A S0OTHEM LEAGUER i
A Pittsburg Player Who Played In J
INTERYJEW WITH A BASS SINGER
Among baseball players and. the. enthusi
astic readers of baseball columns, Mr. Louis
Kensinger's name is a familiar one. A suc
cessful amateur player in Pittsburg, hia
first professional engagements as pitcher
were in the Southern League, 4where his
"curve" was effective and his work more
than satisfactory. Obliged to give up ball
playing, he returned to his home in Pitts
burg, and has since been living at 3913
"Woolslayer, near the corner of Thirty-ninta
street and Penn avenne. It was here that
the writer found him.
"Yes," said Mr. Kensinger, in reply to a
quesiion. "It had been a number ot years.
I can't say just how long. It came on so
steadily and gradually that I couldn't say
when it began. My nostrils would clog np
and I noticed I was more than usually
liable to wbat seemed to be slight colds. I
began to have headaches continually, and
it seemed as if I had cold all the time. A
dry, hacking congb set in, and my throat
got into a raw, inflamed state. There
would be a dropping back of matter from
my head into my throat, and X was all the
time hawking and raising and trying to
clear it .
"This condition of things lasted soma
time without getting much worse or much
better, aad it has only been within the last
year or two that I realized that the trouble
had extended until I was really in a
serious condition. My nights became rest
less. I would wake np leeling as if I were
choking. My throat would get filled up.
My breathing was labored and difficult
There was something like a weight on my
chest, pressing down.
Mr, Louis Keminger, 3313 Woolslayer street.
"Such nights as these would leave me en
tirely unfit for work tbe next day. And as
if that were not enough, there would be
sharp, shooting pains, stabbing like a
knife, that would run through me, so severe
that they would take my breath away.
When I would get np in the morning I
wonld feel weak and miserable. Usually
there wonld be a dizzy spell when I would
first get up, an J I would stagger in trying;
to walk. I couldn't eat I didn't seem to
have any relish for food at ail. My cense
of taste was almost gone. My hearing and.
sight were both affected. The ringing and
buzzing sounds in my ears had been fol
lowed by a partial deafness in one ot them,
and my eyes were so dim and blurred I could
hardly see to read. '
"In the last year I could see that the
trouble was extending faster and that I was
getting worse more rapidly than ever. The
slightest exertion would put me ont of
breath. My heart would beat bard and
fast Then the palpitation would be fol
lowed by slow, irregular beating and faint
cess. I tried various remedies and physi
cians. In fact, did everything that I was
advised to do, but I got no help. Some
time ago I went to Drs. Copeland & Blair.
Their charges were reasonable, such as I
could afford, and I placed myself under
their care. It was not; very long before I
could see that my trouble was leaving me.
My head and heart became clear. I began
to sleep soundly and well, to eat heartily
and to relish what I did eat I had no more
trouble with my hearing or with my eyes.
"No more cough a.nd no more pains in the
chest or about tbe heart 1 was soon able to go
to work regularly. I haven't lost a day slnca
on account of my health. I feel strong and
well now. and it is only what is due to the
doctors thatl should make this statement"
Mr. Kensinger lives at the address given,
which is in that section of the city known as
Lawrenceville. He is engaged at Nichols
Bridge Works, nn Thirty-sixth street below
Butler street Tbe statement can easily be
verified. Mr. Kensinger is also well known in
connection with hia singing', his bass voice
forming one of the attractions of a quartet
frequently heard in public We states that hia
catarrhal trouble made it bad, and sometimes
almost impossible for him tn sing, but that
during the treatment he found that the vocal
trouble was passing away and that now hia
voice is clear even in the loner notes; that it
does not seem to become tired and strained as
before, and that he has had no more difficulty
VERY PLAIN TALK,
Showing the Outline of a Route Which Is Of.
'When a person with a delicate constitu
tion has a tendency to catarrh or consump
tion whether this tendency is inherited or
results from taking cold easily it is no
ticeable that that person invariably loses
flesh and loses strength, showing that the
nutrition is interfered with.
In such a case the sufferer should at once
be placed under influences that will restore
the detective nutrition and tend to invigo
rate the constitution.
It is to be remembered in every case tbe
presence of catarrh is an evidence of pre
disposition to consumption, and no matter
how slight the attack may be, it should be
treated with the greatest care and the treat
ment should be continued until all traces of
tbe catarrh have disappeared. .
It the catarrh is allowed to reach the smallest
tnbes in the lungs which condition is Indi
cated by the spitting np of a yellow material
then immediate attention to the maladv is de
manded, or serious lung trouble will result
Catarrh is. nine' times out of ten, the causa
that produces consumption, and hence no one
can afford to neglect a case of catarrh, however
slight It is easily cured, if taken in time and
treated regularly and correctly by a specialist
If left to itself it is rarely cured without a
change of climate, but with each new cold it
gets more and more troublesome, extending al
waj s a little deeper into the lungs until a cure
becomes difficult and sometimes impossible.
"I should like to be treated," a ladr re
marked the other day, "but I would not
like to have my name in tbe paper." Let
it be stated that Drs. Copeland and Blair
never publish a name or statement without
the full and free consent of the patient nor
do tbey publish one hundredth part ot tbe
testimonials, letters and statements received
by tbem from grateful patients. As observed,
the statements given are entlfelv volnntarr.
and are given by tha patients for publication.
Drs. Copeland and Blair would never publish .
the most emphatic testimonial unless the pa
tient giving it understood that it was ta be
printed and gave willing consent
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