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THE PITTSBURG- .DISPATCH, ' SUNDAY, (TDLT 28, 1889.
.EVERY DAT SCIENCE.
Boston's Contribution to the Fleet of
-USES FOE ARTIFICIAL STONE.
Tigments Which Eesist Corrosion by Air
or Bea Water.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDDSTEIAL NOTES
rwnrrrar tor mi dispatch.'.
Reader f 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.
News comes from Boston that under the
auspices of the Aerial Exhibition Associa
tion a steel airship is about to be constructed
upon the vacuum principle. The ship is to
be constructed entirely ot thin plates ot the
greatest possible tensile strength and thor
oughly braced inside by a "new develop
ment in science mechanics" to resist the
pressure or the atmosphere when a' partial
vacuum is obtained. The promoters of the
enterprise expect their machine to lift 200
passengers and SO tons of mail or other mat
ter, to say nothing of all the machinery and
apparatus, with electrical power sufficient
to give a speed to the ship of at least 70
miles an hour. During the earlier trips no
intermediate or steerage passengers will be
taken. The cost is estimated at $250,000,
and a national subscription is to beopened for
the purpose of securing the necessary funds.
Dr. De Bossuet, the inventor, is said to claim
that his plans have had the approval of "the
most eminent scientific and engineering ex
perts in the country." There is no doubt that
aerial navigation will sooner or later become an
accomplished fact, but it is very much opeu to
question whether either theauto-mobile balloon
or the vacuum shell will be the successful airshin
of the future, but rather, so far as we can
judge at present, a self-sustaining machine, or
a motor driven by electricity derived from the
surface of the earth. It seems as if Inventors
never would be convinced of the futilltyof the
dirigible balloon, of which the unfortunate
termination of tho Campbell venture has
just afforded another example. They are mis
led by the ease with which the machine can be
bandied in a dead calm, and will not realize
that in a breeze It becomes comparatively pow
erless. Artificial Stone.
Several Vinds of artificial stone have come
into use during the last 25 years for architec
tural and artistic purposes, and for the pave-.
ment of cellars, for footpaths, areas, eta Borne
of them possess very considerable merit, and
are of great value in districts where duraDle
and cheap building stone is not supplied by
nature. One of the most valuable of these is
the McMurtrie stone, the process for making
which is patented. It consists essentially of
Portland stone, cr Portland cement and sand
cr gravel, compacted into form by tamping, in
the pores of which are formed compounds of
alumina of the fatty acids oy the double com
position ot alum and a potash soap. These
compounds aro insoluble in water, are not act
ed upon by the carbonic acid of the air, and add
considerable to the early strength of the stone
andsomcuhattoits ultimate strength. The
peculiar merit of this stone is that its power
of absorbing vtater is decreased by tho use of
the alum and the soap. All mortars and most
of the artificial stones absorb water freely
porous mortar from 50 to 60 per cent and con
sequently tney diintegrato rapidly under tho
action of frost. The absorbed water also dis
solves the salts of magnesia, lime, soda and
pota'h (of all of which there is always more or
less in cement), and evaporation leaves a white
eSorescnce on the surface, which injures the
appearance of the wall. For these reasons the
ordinary artificial stones are in disrepute for
architectural purposes. The absorptive power
of the JIc.M urine stone is about twice that of
granite, about equal to that of limestones, and
about one-tcntb, or less, of the best sandstones.
The strength and hardness of all varieties of
artificial stone vary directly with the ultimate
strength and hardness attainable Dy the hy
draulic ingredients employed. An obvious
means of improving their quality, therefore, is
the emplojment of the highest grades of
Enumeration of tbo Deaf.
Certain suggestions have just been made by
Dr. A. Graham Bell on the census-taking of
the deaf, which may lead to Important results
in the study of the heredity of this affection,
and to its introdnction into certain families
through unfortunate marriages. This is a
point of grave importance, and one npon
which, up to this time, no special data have
been obtained in this country. A meeting of
the Executive Committee of the conference of
American instructors of the deaf was held in
Washington in .May or this year to consider
the best method of enumerating the clear of
the next census, and among the recommenda
tions that were then formulated for presenta
tion to the committee in charge of the mortal
ity and vital statistics of the "eleventh cen
eus" was the following: "An impression is
prevalent that deafness, blindness, idiocy and
insanity are otten due to consanguinity in the
parents: and statistics have been collected
which show that a considerable percentage of
the deaf, blind, idiotic and insane are the chil
dren of first cousins. These statistics, how
ever, can be of little use in determining the
questions involved until we know what per
centage of the general population are the o3
spring of such unions. Wo therefore reccom
inend that in Section No. I of the census the
question be asked, "Were the parents of this
person first cousins?'
Snmranrizcd Description of the Yesuvlu.
The following details of this vessel were
lately given by Captain E. L. Zalinskl. United
States Army: She is equipped with three 15
inch pneumatic dynamite guns, placed at a
fixed angle of IS', all parallel with the keel
and abreast of each other, pointing forward.
The guns aro trained by steering the vessel,
while ranges aro altered by varying the air
pressure. As the vessel is provided with twin
screws, tho former operation is rapidly per
formed. Three caliber of shell will be used
8-mch and 10-lncb sub-calibers and 15-Inch full
caliber. The ranges will be 2 miles, 1W miles
and Lfi"0 yards. The rate of fire will be once
per minute from each gun, or practically three
rounds per minute. Thirty-three rounds can
be so carried as to maintain the maximum rale
of fire until these arc expended. Comparisons
of the Vesuvius with tho Ilgin. Tripoli, De
structor, Sharpshooter, Rattlesnake and
lloinbe show that she can discbarge more than
three times as much explosive than that car
ried by the largest of these vessels to more than
five times the effective range, and in about one
half the time required where seven torpedo
tubes are used. The Vesuvius has a speed of
more than 20 knots.
An interesting series of experiments has
been conducted by the Dutch State railways
for the purpose of ascertaining exactly tho
relative resistance of various pigments to
atmospheric changes and to the corrosive
action of sea water. The results have proved
that the red leaa paints aro less affected by
atmospheric influence than those that aro com
posed of tho brown oxides of iron, on account
of their adhering more closely to tho metal
and of their possession of greater elasticity.
It was also discovered that any sort of paint
afforded an increased protection if the plates
were pickled in hydrochloric acid before its
apnllcatinn. The prevention of corrosion by
salt water was found to bo possible by the
admixture of tho oxide of some electro-positive
metal, such as caustic lime and soda, but
the efiiciency of such a covering was destroyed
ucuiuaiiwDB properties naa Deen neutral
ized by the absorption of carbonic acid. Mag
nesia, however, was proved to be most service
able, seeing that it does not absorb carbonic
acid, and not only does it protect tbo iron from
galvanic action, but it alio does not affect the
anti-Ioullng qualities of the paint.
The relative value of the rubber fields of the
world has lately been discussed, and prominent
among these is Borneo. Borneo rubber is the
prodnct of two, if not more, species of plants
of the genus Willoughbe'ia, a creeper which
obtains a length of 150 feet, or thereabouts,
and grows wild and untended In the forests;
the rubber is simply its hardened sap, which
flows freely irom the stem if wounded. To ob
tain it rings are chiselled in the bark, at inter
vals of about 14 or 15 Inches apart. As much
as half a hundred weight of rubber is occasion
ally obtained from a very old creeper, but the
usual ouantitv mav be nut rinwn . -.... v
that. The plant is necessarily killed in the
operation. It is not yet clearly ascertained at
what age It is best to take the rubber, tnoueh
six years Is the time usually spoksn of. Only
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for any of these plants, and these is no reason
why the cultivation should not be Indefinitely
Utilization of the Artesian Well.
The artesian well is becoming quite common
In many parts of Australia, and la meeting with
great success. Large areas of land, which have
been hitherto useless for pastoral purposes,
owing to scanty rainfall, are being opened up
through the help of this form of water supply.
The official geologist to New South Wales has
jnst prepared a map, showing the districts
where artesian wells mav be bored with profit
able success. It appears that there are 60,000
iquare miles of arid land which stand over
water-bearing formations, and which could
easily obtain tho necessary water supply to
convert them Into valuable grazing tracts
From some facts lately published by the Gov
ernment of Victoria, it appears that there are
at present ten irrigation and water supply
trusts iu that colony, and that these have
700.000 acres under cultivation at present It is
also stated that negotiations are on foot for the
appropriation of a further 500,000 acres.
In many branches of industry it has of late
been found necessary to supersede natural by
artificial products. The supply of whalebone
has for some time been gradually diminishing,
and now an artificial whalebone has been pro
duced, which is said to be a perfect substitute.
It can be produced very cheaply, as the process
of its manufacture is a simple one. One part
of soaked and softened India rubber, one-fourth
part of shellac one-fifth part of magnesia, and
one-foutth part of gold brimstone are mixed
together. They are then heated in an oven at
120 to 150 degrees Celsius, and the material is
ready for the market.
Utilization of Banning Streams.
The utilization of many running streams is
the subject of many recent devices, among
which may be mentioned that ofM. Tayn, a
Russian engineer. His apparatus consists of
an endless cable, carrying a scries of canvas
cones, which open and shut like an umbrella.
The cable passes over a double drum on board
a pontoon, and at the other end over a pulley
suspended from a buoy. On the lower part of
the rope the cones are opened and forced tor
ward by the current of water, thus setting in
motion a shaft or drum.
The Eiffel Tower Light,
The electric beam from the Eiffel Tower lan
tern has a luminous intensity of about 55,000,
candles. Catadioptric rings are arranged to
make the light stronger as it travels from the
tower, so that in clear weather tts range If not
limited by the earth's curvature should fce 127
miles, with an intensity of 5,000,000 candles. It
has yet to be seen, however, whether this
theory will be confirmed by practical tests.
AKT NEWS AND GOSSIP.
A portrait In oil of a young lady, painted
by Mr. Charles Walz, is on exhibition at
A study of a basket of pansles, the work of
Miss MczClroy, has been shown at Young's dur
ing the week.
MK.GxoBGEHETZEZwas in the city last
week, be having determined to pay another
visit to Cowanshannoc, with a view of spend
ing the remainder of the season there in case
be can secure suitable accommodations, failing
which he will return to the Connoquenessing.
The exhibition of a picture painted several
years ago by Mr. Martin B. Leister recalls a
name that was at one time very familiar in
Pittsburg art circles. The work referred to is a
painting of a handsome vase of flowers of vari
ous kinds, which the artist executed a short
time before leaving this city.
Mr. D. B. Wautxbt is working very indus
triously at his glasshouse interior, which he de
sires to complete so far as concerns the draw
ing of the building and the pose ol the figures
while the works are still shutdown, so that
when work is resumed iu September he will be
free to study the effects ot firelight and the
real spirit of the scene. He leaves during the
week for Ohio, where he intends to make some
out of door studies.
The fact that two studies by Mr. G. T.
Hetzel wert shown in a Wood street art store
about a week ago with cards upon them
marked "Hetzel, artist," was due to an Over
sight on the part of the young man who placed
them in the window, and who failed to fully ap
preciate the distinction between the two Het
zels. The pictures bad been left by their pres
ent owner to be framed, and the first intima
tion the younger Mr. Hetzel bad that tbey
were so exhibited was when be read the notice
of them in last Sunday's Dispatch, after
which he lost no time in having the mistake
One bnndred years ago, 50 years ago. 25 years
ago. Any one looking backward for even the
last mentioned comparatively short period of
time, and contrasting the appearance of the
office furniture then used with that of the
present day. must be strongly Impressed with
the encroachments made by decorative art
upon the domain of the most prosaic business
affairs. It is not so long since any description
ot furniture that could be made to
answer the purpose was held to
bo good enough for office use, no
matter how old, worn and unsightly it might
be. Now all this is changed, and a first-lass
office Is a luxurious apartment indeed. Office
furniture is now demanded of the latest pat
terns and most substantial workmanship: it
must be artistically designed and elegantly
finished. Brussels or other expensive carpets
cover the floor and fine curtains depend from
polished poles of hard wood, while higher art
in the form of pictures adorns the walls. All
this is jnst as it should be, and the Increasing
regard for the beautiful is a cood and healthy
sign. The tact that men object to spending a
great portion of their time surrounded by ob
jects disagreeable to tbo eye and irritating in
tbeirngliness is a positive evidence of progress
in culture and artistic feeling. Progress in any
direction is not to be despised, and progress in
art, perhaps, least of all, since it necessarily,
involves increase in refinement and in every
thing else that is of value in our higher civil
ization. The Gillespie gallery contains three notable
works by foreign artists, but which are now the
property of a prominent business man of this
city. Cb. Moreau, G. Jacquet andRidgway
Knight are the names of the artists, of which
tbo latter at least is well known in Pittsburg.
The picture by Moreau is a rather uninterest
ing work, representing an Old World peasant
family at lunch. Technically, the picture
has some good points abeut it, but on
the whole It has a bare and incomplete
appearance. Tho subiect of Jacquet.s pictnre
is tho bead and bust of a yonng girl, and it is a
pleasant, well painted work, with no reason
whatever for its existence except to serve as a
very pretty piece of decoration. Nevertheless,
it is of a class of work that has a, place in art,
and this picture fits into its place and fills It
well, lor tno reason tnat it is cleverly handled,
in a straightforward and free stylo of execu
tion, of good color, particularly in the flesh
tints, a complete work in its way, and, as such,
deserving of notice. The picture by Bidgway
Knight is the best and most Important of the
three, since it is at once the largest work and
painted with the greatest degree of artistic
feeling. The subject is a young shepherdess
standinc and watching a flock of sheep grazing
nearby. The sheep and landscape are merely
indicated, and that is all that need be said of
this portion of the picture, which simply sup
plies a background to the figure ot the young
girl, wherein all the interest is centered, and
which is a splendid work, in a bold, free style
that leaves but scant opportunity for fault
A i-aege oil painting of tho Yosemite Val
ley has been noticed at Mayer's during
the week. This work, which is cf consider
ably larger size than tho pictures usually seen
in this locality, was executed by Mr. T. Hill, a
California artist, but it is now the property of
a Pittsburg gentleman. This pictnre is a strik
ing one. and, although not bandied in a man
ner that docs anything like justice to
the subject, still it impresses one with
some sense of the granauer ot the
scene, and bears evidence of the splendid field
for work afforded the landscape painter Sv
iwiMvu, .uo Mdwiu wuuciaess. in com
position the effect is both strong and pleasing;
a foreground of briebt. warm tinted i-r--n
with tall, straight trees relieved acalnst barren
and precipitous cliffs, which rise one above the
other until they fade away In the dim dis
tance, while a small mountain stream finds its
way down the valley between them;
such is the subject of the work,
and it is one sufficiently grand
and inspiring to call tor the noblest and great
est efforts from a true lover ot nature. As
well as many points of merit the picture has
several faults, the greatest of which is that the
artist has not done everything that in him lay
to make bis work all that it should be. It is
painted too thinly and too slight: v, and without
enough of the feellng.tbat such noble work
demands and justifies a Loble effort.
And then the work is raw and crude:
there is but little finish in the foreground
and none whatever in the background.
Tha great rugged cliffs show1 none
or the details of tbelr geological fordation,
while the distant mountain peaks lackbotb
firmness and delicacy in the drawing. In uoi
the whole work is bright and pleaslng.or rather
It would be pleasing but for its want of har
mony and feellntr which renders it nnsatist-
ing. A fault of detail, which, though of very.
minA, imnn .-..a 1.111 Ctrllrn AVAtt th. Mlnnl'
ill striko even tbe casual'
observer, is the i
ot the wuite Dorse in
tho foreground. Wil
1 that may bs said for
ana acaintt our
here who conld nl:
artists we have some
teasels before scenes
like this and Drodnce 1
rnd imposing pic
tures if they would bil
For a disordered II r
Pears' Soap tho purl
A BOW OF PROMISE
Hangs Over the Business World, En
couraging the Hustlers.
WORK OH CALIFORNIA
Cincinnati and Cleveland 'Ideas Used in
Beautifying Herron H11L
WILKINS HALL A THING OP MEM0KI
There was a dearth of new features in
local business affairs this week, but the
volume of trade was large for the season,
and prices were well sustained. Evidences
of an unusually large all movement con
tinue' to multiply. The failures in Phila
delphia and Richmond had no perceptible
effect here. Local securities were fairly
active and strong, La Noria and Philadel
phia Gas leading, the former with sales ou
'Change of 3,250 shares and the latter of
2,767. The total sales oi stocks during the
week were 7,000. not counting office and
street transactions. Realty was rather quiet
in respect of sales, but the inquiry! princi
pally for small houses and building lots, was
large and earnest. The number of deeds re
corded was 230, involving 406,472. The
business in mortgages showed an improve
ment over that of the previous week, the
number placed and settled being 179, repre
senting $359,056. The largest was for $10,
000. Petroleum was spasmodic and bullish
at times, going above the dollar line and
tenaciously holding the advance. It; was
dominated by bearish Influences at the close.
The West End boulevard, or California ave
nue, is being pushed through Bellvne as fast as
possible. The surveyors yesterday reported
rapid progress on that section of the road. It
will not only be a public thoroughfare, but an
electric road as n ell. tracks being placed on
both sides and a drive in the middle, and it
will be paved with block stones or aspbaltum.
It is already drawing the attention of investors
to the district through which it passes,and land
is on the jump. One large and several small
tracts changed hands last week at the rate of
C 000 an acre.
Braddock has entirely recovered from the
depression caused by the big strike. Banker
Kelly says the financial condition of the bor
ough is first class, deposits are large and busi
ness active and improving. A large number of
handsome dwelling houses are going up be
tween the old town and Copeland, which is fill
ing up very fast with a good class of people.
Wilklns' Hall, the site of which is occupied
by the magnificent building of the Fidelity
Title and Trust Company, was one of the most
famous landmarks of the city. It was built
about 1818 by Hon. William Wilklns, who
owned a large amonnt of property ia and
around Pittsburg. Its first occupant, an East
ern man. kept the finest restaurant ever opened
in the city, before or since. In 1851 the first
two floors were rented to the sltyand occupied
by Mayor Guthrie and other municipal officers,
who remained there nntil Municipal Hall was
ready for occupancy. After that it was used
for various purposes. It was razed three or
four years ago by Captain Vandegrift, who
intended to build on the site, but for some rea
son he changed bis mind and sold the property
to the Fidelity Title and Trust Company. The
old building was tho sceno of many stirring
and memorable events in abolition times and
during the war, when it echoed the voices of
many of the great orators who moved the peo
ple in those exciting times.
Herron Hill promises to become in a very
short time one of the most populous residence
districts in the city. The demand tor building
lots there is something extraordinary. The
lots are all large, averaging an acre or more in
extent, and the building lines are uniform.
The streets will be paved with asphalt, and the
sidewalks will bo. constructed on the Cleveland
plan very wide, with plenty of shade trees and
grass plots. It Is the purpose of the promoters
to make the place resemble, so far as possible,
the famous Walnut Hills back of Cincinnati.
Herron Hill is the highest point of ground in
the city, and the views from the summit of
hills, valleys and river are magnificent.
The summer dullness made itself felt in the
building trade last week, reducing the number
ot permits to 40, against 67 the wees before.
The lull is only temporary, and will be followed
in a short time by a season of greater activity
than any yet experienced. The estimated cost
of the iO buildings is (80,544. The largest per
mit was taken out "by JoseDh H. Finch &Co.
for seven brick five-story houses, to cost 23,500.
The Exchange National Bank took out a per
mit for an additional story to its present build
ing. It will cost J11.464.
There Is nothing like adapting means to ends,
no matter what the business may be. It is a
puzzle to some people how railroad conductors
can remember people from whom they have col
lected tickets or received fares, In explana
tion one of them Bald yesterday: "It is our
business to remember, and if we were to make
many breaks onr heads would soon come off.
Most people manifest annoyance if spoken to
oftencr than once. My plan differs from those
of other conductors, but I find that it works
very well. I don't look at the face of a person
so much as to the clothing, or some article of
jewelry or ornament. Do you see that woman
over there with a huge pin in her collar? When
I collected her fare I looked at that and when
I went through the car again I at once recog
nized it and knew she bad paid. There is some
thing peculiar in the apparel of almost every
person, and this serves me as a guide in collect
ing fares. It I depended entirely npon faces, I
would make a mess of it and probably lose my
place in a week."
The number of buildings in course of con
struction in the Wilkinsburg district is 125.
All of them will be completed this season.
This means atadd!tlon of over 600 to the pop
ulation. Roads have been cut througn the
woods at the upper part of Edgewood, and
ground broken for two fine residences. The
demand for building sites there is greater than
Every man should think well of the business
in which he Is engaged and endeavor to exalt it
as much as In him lies, but sometimes this
laudable endeavor is carried to an extreme, as
In the case of an East End man who announces
that he is "prepared to remove redundant grass
in the most artistic style." He plies a lawn
Here Is an item that will Interest the Pitts
burg coal kings. It Is exceroted from the
Knoxville. Tenn., Journal: "The Tennessee
ana Ohio Railroad, better known as the Rogers
ville road, will be extended to Big Stone Gap,
Va., at once. This indicates that it will become
a part of the East Tennessee system, and is but
another step toward making tbe East Tennes
see to the South what the Pennsylvania is to
the North tbe carrier of coals for tbe million.
Tbe distance from Rogersville to Big Stone
Gap is about 45 miles, and the extension will
cost much less per mile than any of the roads
now building in Southwest Virginia toward the
coveted iron and coal fields."
Plenty sf Bids for Local Stocks With but
Tbe stock market yesterday was featureless
and dull except for three issues, and they were
not wanted in large blocks. The demand for
La Noria was satisfied with 100 shares at 1.
While this price is half a point lower than tbe
best ot the week, tbe stock was not at all pan
icky. Ifwas offered at 2 at the close, with no
disposition to make concessions.
Philadelphia Oas was fractionally stronger
at 87K. at which figure 100 shares changed
hands. There were orders for it at 87J& Tho
Trust stock ruled about the same as tbe regu
lar. The demand for both was litrht. indicating
'that the buying movement has about run its
dburse for the present.
'.Of a 1nlri tn trnrtfral Itmivlu antt .!.
thstr tendency is downward, and that while
thersjis no likelihood of a material break in any
of tbkm. it is auite evident there will bs no
radical improvement until business picks up In
tbe f attend their earnings Justify expectations
of dlvldlnds. The Philadelphia Company is
badly handicapped by the certainty of losing a
number of mills, all good customers, which
will shortly be supplied with gas delivered
through private lines.
Central Traction fonnd a purchaser for 80
shares at SDK, the first transaction in i,t for
some time. The others held around the old
figures, but were extremely dull. It is the gen
eral opinion of brokers and Investors that these
etocks are too high for the size ot the dividends,
and that concessions are necessary to make
business. Tbey offer greater inducements to
investors than to speculators. ,
There was a great demand for bank and Insur
ance stocks, and the figures were in many cases
higher, but there were no transactions. These
securities are being absorbed by Investors at
better prices than speculators can afford to
fay. There were no features in the rest of the
ist demanding special mention. The market
closed fairly steady but dull. Bids, offers and
Pitts. Pet, 8. and M. Exchange 455 600
AIlesbenyNatlonal Bank 62
Bank of l'lttsburg 1 ,
(Jo mcrclal National Bank 63S 103
Citizens' .National Bank 60
Diamond National Bank 160 ....
Duquesnc National Bank. 150 ....
Kxchange National Bank 81 ....
Fanners' Deposit National Bank 400
Klrst National Bank, Pittsburg 170 ....
yourth National Bank 127 130
Finn Avenue i ....
freehold Bank 62
Fidelity Title and Trust Co 125 ....
iron City National Bank 90
iron ana Glass Dollar Savings 130 ....
Keystone lUnk or Pittsburg. &
Murine National Hank 100
Mechanics' NatlonalBank 100
MerchantsManuiacturers'N.Bank. 61 62
Metropolitan National Bank W ....
Ionontrahela National Bank 105 ....
Odd Fellows' Savings Bank 86 70
Pittsburg National Bank Commerce.. .30 ....
Pittsburg- Banc forSavings SO ....
People's National Bank 150 ....
Bare Deposit Company 62 ....
Third National Bank 160
Tradesmen's National Bank 25 ....
Union National Bank 310 ....
First National Bank, Allegheny ICO ....
Herman National, Allegheny 150 ....
KealLstateLoanandlrustCo 0 ..,,
becond National Bank, Allegheny lfeO ...
Worklngman's Savings, Allegheny.... 73 ....
, Bid. Asked.
Boatman's 3 ....
Citizens' 3tf 37Ji
Mauufaeturers and Merchants' 0
Monongauela 38 ....
Allegheny Gas Co. (111cm.).' 33 ....
Pittsburg lias Co. (Ilium.).... 62
boutnslde Oas Co. (Ilium.) U
XATcaax oas stocks.
Chartlers Valley Oas Co 49 5
Natural tias Co. of W.Va G3X
1'eonle'sNatnral Gas Co
People's Nat. Uasand 1'tpeage Co.
Pennsylvania Gas Co 14
Wheeling lias Co
OIL COIIFAXY STOCKS.
Forest Oil Co
Tuna OU Co
Washington Oil Co
rASSZSGEB EAH.WAT STOCKS.
Central Traction 3W 30
citizens' Traction 6sa 69
Pittsburg Traction 4jK 50
Pleasant Valley 500
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester. .... 255
Pittsburg, Youngstown & Ashtabula.. 30 ....
Plttsburx and Connellsvllle. S3
nttsburg & Late trie ss ....
ntLDunc Junction B. K. Co
Pitts., McK. & Xongh. B. B. Co M
Pitts., Cln. A St. -Louis
Pitts., Va. ft Charleston K. B. Co 33
Pitts. & Western B. B. Co lzV
Pitts. & Western B. B. Co. pref. 3)
Ewalt (Forty-third street) 53
jnononganela Bridge. 20
Pittsburg & Birmingham Bridge 73
Charlotte illnlne Co
Ja NorlaMlnlngCo 1
bllverton Alining Co
Yankee Girl Mining Co 1
Westlnghonse Electric KU
Monongahela Water Co 30
Union Switch and Signal Co
WeitlnffhODse Air Hr&VR frt. - ill
Pittsburg flats Glass Company 190
The sales were 30 shares of Central Traction
at 30K, and 100 La Noria at 1. Alter caU 100
shares ot Philadelphia Oas sold at37X.
A GOOD WEEK
At the Centers Where the Sinews of War
Business at the banks yesterday, although
barren of new features, was satisfactory to tbe
money-handlers. The demand for loans was
light, but other lines were well up. Currency
and exchange, with a few exceptions, were in
sufficient supply, and there was no particular
Inquiry for either. The week's exchanges were
over 82,000.000 in excess of those of the same
time last year. This shonld convince the most
inveterate croaker that the business situation
has a silver lining. The Clearing House re
port for tbe day. week and year is worth study
ing. It Is as follows:
Exchanges 2,242,111 21
Balances.... 42i832 IS
Exchanges for tbe week 13,1 77,09013
Balances for tbe week. 2.531.853 47
Exchanges week or 1883 10,83S,m84
Balances week or 1S88 . 1,962,(59 55
Exchanges last week. 13,475.083 33
Balances last week 2,2:3,645 55
Fxchanges to date. 1839 2C6,6&t5i4 36
Exchances to date, liss 33a, 476. 431 0Q.
Gain, 1889 OTer 1B8S. 33,193.093 3S
Money at New York yesterday was easy,
with no loans,' and closinsr at 2K per cent.
Prime mercantile paper, 45. Sterling ex
change duU and steady at 84 85 for -day
bills and 84 S7J for demand.
The weekly statement of the New York
banks. Issued yesterday, shows the following
changes: Reserve, decrease, $165,750; loans, de
crease, 12,699,100; specie, 'decrease, t2.118.O0O;
legal tenders, increase, 8622,600; deposits, de
crease, 85.318,600; circulation, increase, 813,200.
The banksnowhold 87,089,075 in excess of tbe 25
per cent rule.
Closing; Bond Quotations.
U.S. 4s.reg 12SX
U. S. 43. coup 12j)f
M.K. &T. Gen.53 . SIM
Mutual Union 6. ...ICO
S. J. C. Int. Cert.. .113
Northern Pac. Ists..ll7
Northern Pac. :ds..U5
u. a. 4$s, reg iukm
D. H. 4Ms. coup 106H
Pacific 6s or '95. 118
Tenn. new set. SS....10S
Tenn. new set. 5s. ...102
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 73
Oregon & Trans. 6s. 105
St. 41. 1L Gen. 5s Si)i
St, UAS.fc'. Gcn.Jl.118
tit. Ianl coniols 127
Canada So. Ids B3M
uen. x-acinc,ists ua
Den. A it. G., UU.1C0X
Den. & K. G. 4s 78;
U. 1L. &. Gen. Sa.. S3
St.PI. Chi St, Pc.lsts.117
Tx., PcUO.Tr Ks.88Ti!
Tx.,Pc K.G.lT.Bcts S5S
union rac. isu...u
West Shore ltsft
Yesterday's bond offerings agirregated 8109,000
as follows: Registered 4s, 850,000 at lSSii; $10,
000 at 128: coupon 4Js, 82,000 at 106; registered
4Ks, 817,000 at 106T
Boston Clearings to-day, 313,146,105; bal
ances. 11,266.217. For tho week Clearings,
$89,651,673: balances, 89,772,907. For the cor
responding week last year Clearings, 873,477,
743; balances, 88,756.299. "-
New York Clearings to-day, 897,056,683; bal
ances. $6,653,123. " "
Philadelphia Clearings, 110,703,400; bal
ances, SL43S.630. '
Baltimore Clearings. 81,831,029: balances,
London Tbe bullion withdrawn from the
Bank of England on balance to-day Is 59,000.
Paris Three per cent rentes 83f 92Kc
CniOAGO Money unchanged; clearings,
ST- ?,?ISTc,earinCs to-day, 82,560.103; bal
ances, 8415,153. - i
KOT SO SNAPPY.
Hangs Around the Dollar Line, With
Thcro was very little vim In tho oil market
yesterday, bnt while trading was light all
round, prices were well sustained, only onco
during the day falling under the dollar line.
When tho market touched tbe lowest .point,
995c, the bears were in clover in anticipation
of a bad slump, but at the critical moment Oil
City came to tbe rescue, and by heavy buying
put tbe market on lis feet again.
Some careful traders predicted 81 10 and 81 15
for certificates this week, while others thought
tbe probabilities favored: a lower level. Said
one: "It all depends upon the Standard. If
tbe monopoly thinks it has sufficiently punished
the shorts there will be a drop. But it it wishes
to twist them stiU harder, it will permit an ad
The fluctuations were: Opening, $1 00-K; high
est, 00&: lowest, 99Jc: closing, 81 00i. Fri
day's clearings were 1)14,000 barrels. Cash oil
Features of tbe Market.
Corrected daily by John M. Oakley Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened. liLowest WK"
Highest 100)iciosd 10054
Average runs 82,288
Average shipments 78,008
Average charters 61111
Refined, New York. 7.40e,
Kelinc, London, SXd.
Kefined, Antwerp. UUt.
ltettned, Liverpool. 8 7-181.
A. a. ucurew
calls, II 02.
4 Co. quote: Puts, S6Jic
- M, XiastOMl jCTSjBSII.
tlflcates opened at II OOU: highest, tl 00; low.
est, 90c; closed, f I 00& Sales, 188,000 barrels;
clearances, 1,030,000 barrels; charters, 81,537 bar
rels; shipments, 69,320 barrels; runs, 64,276
Bradford, July S7. National transit cer
tificates opened at ?1 00:closedat SI 0: high
est, Jl 00; lowest, 99&c; clearances, 92000
Trrusvn.lJE, July 27. National transit cer
tificates opened at tl 00; highest, tl 00; low.
est, 9?ic; dosed, tl 0
New York, July 27. Petrolenm opened firm
at tl 00 and declined e in the early trading.
Covering of shorts then rallied the market to
tl OOJi, after which it yielded slightly and
closed stead v at SI nf?. Rrock fexchane: Onen.
Ing, tl 00; highest.!! lllX:Iowest99Js'c' closing
at tl COVi"
ijgfaest, 81 01; lowest, 99Jic, closing at
st, 81 01K; lowest. W,
1 sales, 287,000 barrels.
A GOOD FJNI8H.
The Week In Real Estate Closea 'With Some
I. SI. Fcnnock & Son sold and settled a mort
gage for $5,000, three years, at 6 per cent, no
taxes, ou a farm in Fayette county; also one on
Property in the First ward, Allegheny, for 11,.
800, three years, and one ot S850. three years, in
Shaler township, both at 6 per cent, no tax.
Ewlng.A Byers, No. 107 Federal street, Alle
gheny, sold for William A. Black to Thompson
& Thurbron two more lots, being Nos. 1 and 4
in Black & Bobrkaste's plan. Tenth ward, Alle
gheny, on the line of the Perrysville electric
road, fronting on Perrysville avenne, in size
20x230 feet,each running through from, street to
street; for tl.450. Tbfs makes five lots sold in
the above plan in the past two days.
Black 4 Baird, No. 9o Fourth avenue, sold for
the heirs of Andrew Baird to A. Dover a lot on
Ward street, Oakland, 125x175 feet, for 84,500.
They also placed a mortgage of 118,000 for five
years at 5 per cent, free of titate tax, on a prop
erty In East Liberty.
C. Beringer it Son, 103 Fourth avenue, sold
for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Drum two acres ot land
with a frame dwelling, stable and blacksmith
shop, near Freeporr, lor fOOO cash.
Alles Bailey, ICIFouitli avenue, sold for
William Mayes' heirs. No. 106 Devillers street,
a brick dwelling of six rooms, etc., lot 20x94
feet, for tl.400. to George Schmidt.
Samuel W. Black fc Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold for the Blair estate in Qlenwood, Twenty
third ward, lots Nos. 145, 113 and 151 on Almeda
street, being each 21x120 to a 20-foot alley, for
W. C.Stewart, No. lli Fourth avenue, sold
for Peter Lounes to Levi DeWolf five acres of
land cornering on Shady lane and Homewood
avenue, for 820,000. Mr. DeWolf will have tho
property at once surveyed and laid out in lots,
and will sell them subiect to such building re
strictions as will make it a very handsome resi
JohnT. Baxter sold lots Nos. 312 and 343 In
Villa Park plan, frontage of 123 feet on Mohler
street by 150 feet to a 20-foot alley, for 11,200, to
Mrs. Matilda Ihuma.
THE BUILDING BUSINESS.
A Temporary Lull la Operations Preparn.
tory to a Fresh Start.
Bummer dullness struck the building trade
last week, and tbe number of permits granted
fell off to 40, against 67 the previous week. The
depression is only temporary, however, and the
season's work has only fairly begun. The fol
lowing is the list:
Mrs. Chalet, three-story brick, 20x68 feet, on
Colwell street, between Vine and Miller streets,
John Rudolph, one frame second story add!
ion, 6x14 feet, on 1829 Sarah street, Twenty
Equitable Gas Company, one frame one
story. 12x21 feet, on Snullman street, between
Thirty-first and Thirty-second streets. Twelfth
Mastin, one frame two-story, 27x34 feet, on
Craig street, near Center avenue. Fourteenth
Daniel Hutchinson, one brick two-story, 26x
36 feet, on Sheridan avenue, near Station street,
Daniel Hutchinson, one frame one-half-story,
18x25 feet, on Sheridan avenue. Nine
Mrs. W. E. Wylle, one brick two-story, 22x13
feet, on Sheridan avenue. Nineteenth ward.
S. Wheeler, one frame two-story. 18x31 feet,
on Artisan street, Twenty-second ward.
Thos. O'Brine, two frame two-story. 18x38
feet each, on Shelby avenue. Twenty-seventh
Jos. 8. Finch & Co., seven brick five-story,
85x140 feet, on Second street. Thirtieth ward.
Mrs. S. A.- Core, one frame two-story, 20x24
feet, on Wabash avenue. Thirty-sixth ward.
John McLean, one frame two-story, 16x33
feet on Berg avenue. Twenty-seventh ward.
Wm. Drengwitz, one framo two-story, 20x32
feet, on West & Gray plan. Twenty-seventh
O. F. Yost, one brick two-story, 14x20 feet,
216 Wvlle, Eighth ward.
G. H. Lammert, one brick two-story, 20x30
feet, on Porter street. Eleventh ward.
W. H. Berger, one iron-clad, 33x27 feet; on
Railroad street. Twelfth ward.
William Kentock, one frame two-story, 16x23
feet, on Brereton avenue. Thirteenth ward.
William Barber, one frame two-story, 14x28
feet, on Gazzam street. Fourteenth ward.
Z. Walnwright & Co., one frame one-story,
20x45 feet, on Thirty-sixth street, Fifteenth
Charles Comfort, one brick two-story, 17x12
feet, An Holmes street. Eighteenth ward.
H. Helen, one frame one and one-nalf-story,
14x19 feet, on Ellsworth avenue. Twentieth
H. Schmidt, one frame one-story, 16x32 feet,
on La Force street. Twenty-seven .h ward.
M. Scbendecker, one frame one-story, 17x32
feet, on St. Paul street. Twenty-seventh ward.
George Sweitzer, one frame two-story, 22x18
feet, on Sbelbv alley, Twentb-seventh ward.
George Schmidt, two frame two-story, 20x41
feet, on Cypress street. Twentieth ward.
A. C. Sparlgler. two frame two-story, 30x32
feet, on Sbakesreare street. Twentieth ward.
Barney Carrarigan, one frame two-story, 18x
32 feet, on Grace street. Thirty-second ward.
Albert Manning, one frame one-story addi
tion, 12x11 feet, on 58 Gibbon street,Sixth ward.
Mrs. C. McDonald, one brick two-story addl
tion, 20x20 feet, on Locust street, Fourteenth
Hannah P. Smith, one brick two-story and
attic, 38x37 feet, on Conrad street, Twentioth
J. Lester, one frame two-story, 16x32 feet, on
Berg avenue. Twenty-seventh ward.
Anthony Katage, one framo one-story, 12x14
feet, on 172 Pius street. Twenty-seventh ward.
M. Bchlingeman, one framo two-story, 20x30
feet, on Wrights alley. Twenty-sixth ward.
C. Hadock, one brick two-story, 21x52 feet, on
Second avenue. Twenty-third ward.
W. G. Grey, one frame two-story, 40x44 leet,
on Bates street, Fonrteenth ward.
T. Murry, one brick two-story, 21x33 feet, on
Forbes street. Fourteenth ward.
A. A Burnett, four frame three-story, 56x17
feet, on Beelen street. Fourteenth ward.
C. Larkins. one frame two-storvaddltlnn r
16 feet, on Ruthcr street. Thirteenth ward.
Henry Youngling, one brick two-story, 11x32
feet, on Tustin street. Sixth ward.
Exchange National Bank, one additional
story to the present four, 60x90 feet, on Fifth
avenue, Third ward.
W A RUT.
Paralvsls In Wall Street Stocks Dull and
Featnrxless London Still Has Con
fidence in Uncle Sam's Securi
ties Bonds In the
New Yobk, July 27. The stock market to
day was In no wise different from that of the
preceding day, except in so far as the dullness
being greater made It less interesting. The
rain kept many brokers away from the floor,
and the trading was given over entirely to the
professional clement outside ot the sales of
New York Central, supposed to be for foreign
account. Considerable pressure was again
brought npon Reading, bnt no effect was pro
duced I by the operation. The only movement
of Importance throughout the session was the
further advance of Chicago, Cleveland, Cincin
nati and St, Louis common, which, after open
ing up , declined 1 per cent, but later entirely
recovered the loss with something in addition,
and tbe unusual strength shown in Chicago
Gas. The bnying In the latter was set down to
London was again hleher this morning, and
our market responded with slight galns,thongh
Ruck Island was oft and New York Cen
The subsequent dealings possessed little In
terest, but a general recession of small frac
tions took place in the first half hour, after
which the buying assumed greater proportions,
and a gradual imnrovement folIowed,lasting to
tbe close. Tbe market presented no. other
feature whatever, and finally closed dull and
steady to firm at close to tbe opening prices.
Railroad bonds showed literally no feature
whatever beyond tbe strength in Ohio, Indiana
anil Western issues, of which the firsts rose
to 86U and tbe seconds 2 to 3d. Xhu sales were
The rollowlne table snows tbe prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected dally for Tux Dispatch by
Weitket ft STZmiKSOX. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers olHeir York stock Exchange, 87 Fourth ave
lns. CI. , Col., Cln. AX., new 6s
CI., Col., Cin. AL, pr. WH
Am. Uotun OU. ...... iii
Atcn.. Ton. A a. .... ssH
vsuaaa Bootnem... ..
V Bur. a, OOU..T.....1O0
C .Mil.. St. iani.... mu
a, Jan. aw. p., pr....ieei
est, est. Bids,
tSH 67.S 68
WW WW WW
82K t-H KUi
88 8SK US
8iv eiy sift
C., BoekL P. U M)f
a, St. L. & Htu
a., st. i.. & ritts. pr.
c. st. p.. m. a o...
a. st. r.H.to., pr.
C ft Northwestern.. ..loex iosk
a Northwestern, pr. .... ....
C., a, C. 4 I J8 78
Col. Coal & Iron., 27 27K
Col. & Hocking Vai .! ?
Del., L. AW. ..13J" 143K
Del. & Hudson.....".. " ,.
K. T.. Vs, &G . ;
Si.1". v?- Gs- M Pf-
Lake Krl Western
Lake Erie West. pr.
Loulmile&NasnvlUe. 89 69
Michigan central 87 87
66 s ecu
nuuues umo .... ....
Jlo., h.. Teias
Missouri faeWe 67 67
evr Vork Central.. ...105 103
. Y.. L. E. ft W 28 28
J. i.. C. 4 St. Li
N.Y.. Clbt.l,.2d Df
. YftN. E 4S -49
tl. Y.. O. ft W
Northern Factfle 27W 2714
Nortaern Pacific nref. K2 an
Ohio A Mississippi 2UJ 23
Oregon Transcon SIM 31!
racmesiaU 83JJ J3JJ
Peo. Dee. Evans
Phlladel. ft Beading.. 43 i3
Pullman talaea Car.
Richmond ft v. P. T.. 22 22
St. L. ft San J"ran..r... 27 27
St. L. ft San Iran pf M 66JS
St.l,. ft San j". 1st p. .1: ..
Texas Paclfle 19 19
Union facinc SK 69
w.basn UH 14
V abash preferred M 2JS
Western Union. 84S$ 84
Wheeling ft L. E 6S 63)
bngar Trust 108
National Lead Trust.. Z3.Ta
Chicago Gaa Trust MM KJi
Movements sf Specie.
NbtvYoeje. July 27. The exports of specie
from the port ot New York last week amounted
to8S8,544, of which 8278,030 was in gold and
8606,914 silver. Of the total exports, 8275,710
in gold and 8606,614 in silver went to Europe,
and 82.920 in gold and 8500 in silver went to
South America. The imports of specie for the
week amounted to S6T7,0C9, of which 8590,278
was in gold and 826,791 silver.
Ateh. ft Top. B. B... 33
Boston ft Albany.. .216
Boston ft Malne...2oi
C, B. ft (J. m
Eastern B. K 100
Eastern B. It. 8s ....U6ii
Mexican Cen. com.. 18
Mex.C.lstmtg. bds. BS'4
N. )f. ANewEng... 48
Old Colony.. . 17S
Kntland preferred.. 411
Wis. Ventral, com... 22'
Calumet ft Hecla....208
1'ewablc (new) 2
Bell Telepbone... ..8
Boston Land 6
Water fower.. s
San Diego Zi
Santa Pe copper. 48
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 37
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Bailroad (1 81H
Beading 21 13-14 21
Lehigh Valley ss
ucuiga navigation. ..... ........ BZ
Northern faciflo 27X
Northern Paclfle preferred 63J4
IiYii stock Markets.
Tbe Condition of Business at the EtutLIbertr
OlTOCB OK PlTTSBUEO DISPATCH,!
Saturday, July 27, 1889.
CATTXi Receipts, 640 head; shipments, 600
head: market fair at unchanged prices; 3 cars
of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hoos Receipts. 2.100 head: shipments, 2,000
head; market fair; light Yorkers, 84 8504 90;
medium and light Philadelphias, 84 75;
heavy, 4 301 50; 5 cars of hogs shipped to
New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. L800 head; shipments.1,400
head; market fair at unchanged prices
Chlcngo Grain Market.
Chicago The weather was hot and muggy
here to-day, and during most of ths session
the usual Saturday's quietness prevailed
in the wheat pit. Trade was enlivened by the
filling of some New York buying orders and pos
slbly some for foreign account, but local sen
timent was not sufficiently pronounced in favor
of either the bull or the bear side of wheat to
create any enthusiasm or competitive bidding.
Upon tho whole the feeling was one of weak
ness all the morning, and early trading was at
prices' fractionally below yesterday's closing
Apprehensions of a squeeze in July property
were still further allayed by a sag in the price
from 80c at the opening to 79c, and although
a rally to about the opening price quickly fol
lowed this break, it is not believed that enough
of a shoit interest exists In July to be worth
mentioning. New export business in New
York was variously estimated at from 15 to 22
boatloads, and the news caused the market
Cere to firm up Kc or so, but there was a drag;
ring trade durlngthe last half of the session and
December hung stubbornly around 7!79c.
Past Supreme Archon John W. Cruett, of
the Improved Order of Heptasophs, is a mem
ber of the order of the Golden Chain.
Dnquesne Lodge No. 90. of this citv, in
itiated Dr. Hairy Bullen on last Thursday
night. Four candidates are to be initiated at
the next meeting.
Tbe largest lodge of the Golden Chain Is in
Baltimore.lt has 431 members. There are 22
lodges with a combined membership of nearly
4,000 in Baltimore.
Deputy Supretne Commander Samuel L
Osmond, will institute a big lodge with a select
charter list, in this city, this week. Many vis
itors from other lodges will bo present to as
sist in the ceremonies.
Captains A. C. Shaw and S. P. Woodside,of
Dnquesne Lodge.are contesting for a solid cold
and diamond studded badge, offered by the
lodge, to the captain of the team proposing tbe
greatest number ot acceptable candidates by
January L 1890.
The third annual basket picnic of Alle
gheny Lodge will be held at Avalon station,
P., F.f.4C.R.R. on Thursday. August 8.
C. D. Grupen, M. C. Bryant, H. 8. Oliver, H. J.
Mitchell and A. S. Smith are tbe Committee of
Arrangements. All the lodges in the county
UATB IWCU JUT11CU.
Nearly all the Allegheny County Conclaves
have organized contesting teams.
The new constitutions are now ready, and
all requisitions must be sent to the Supreme
Thomas V. Kessler. Supreme Commander,
and W. H. Sadler, Supreme Treasurer of the
Golden Chain, are both members of Maryland
Conclave of L O. H.. of Baltimore.
Pittsburg Conclave No. 89 Is now tbe largest
conclave of tbe I. O. II. It has about 310 mem
bers. The next largest conclave Is Zeta Con
clave, of Baltimore, with 235 members.
Friendship Conclave, of this city, has been
honored with tho appointment of Brothers
Trent and Langfltt on the Supreme Committee
on Law, and Brother C. C Cornelius being
elected a District Deputy Supreme Archon.
Tbe Supremo Archon yesterday handed to
officers of Industry Conclave No. 81, a warrant
for 12,000, payable to Rebecca Williams, widow
of Richard D. Williams; also a warrant to tbe
officers of West End Conclave No, 77,for 12,000,
Eayable to Barbara Bucb, widow of J. H. E.
ucb. These members died recently, and their
beneficiaries have been promptly paid.
Knights of Pythias.
Brother Kelland will go to tbe Grand Lodge
in August from Great Western.
Smoky City Lodge will have four for the
Knights' rank at their next meeting.
Lorena Lodge has a membership of nearly
2JU This Is remarkable for so young a lodge.
Brother J. M.Cook, of Fort Dnquesne, as
Secretary of tbe Reunion Picnic Committee,
has sent out 150 circulars telling of the coming
Arrangements are about complete for the
grand reunion of the order at Aliquippa Grove
August 10. This will be the first general gath
ering of the organization in this part 01 the
A. O. K. M. C
Captain W. D. Low has been recently
elected Colonel of tbe First Regiment Military
branch, A. O. K. M. C., State ot Psnnsylranla.
The members of S. L Holmes Commandery
No. 10, A. O. K. M. C reflected great credit on
their organization Friday, July 2d, tbe occasion'
being their third annualpicnlc which was held
at Silver Lake Grove. The affair was strictly
select, bOO invitations having been issued to
ladles, over TOO tickets sold. Quito a number
of Supreme and Select Castle Past Offi
cers were present, also representatives from
every uniform rank In tbe county and the major
ity of the castles. Tbe principal decorations
this year were six large silk flags and a number
of pentagons and shields with the motto of tha
Jr. 9,V. A. 9L,
Tha festival sad fcasa&r nf nmnrtvlM
Council No. m, Jr. O. U. A. M., held Friday
evening, was a successful affair. Tha hall was
neatly decorated with plants, flowers and tbe
national colors. The flag presented to the
council by tbe ladles on the hill was presented
by 8. U. Trent, Esq.. in an appropriate address,
and it was received by H. L Courier. The
solid bronze emblem and gavel block donated
by George Crawford were presented by State
Vice Councillor Stephen Collins, and were re
ceived by James W. McCIeary.
Sons sf Veterans.
At the last meeting of the independent
anxilary to tbo Sons of Veterans the following
officers were installed for the term of six
months: President, Mrs. J. Brooks: Vice Pres
ident, Mrs. M. Holly; Treasurer, Mrs. R. Boat
wich; Secretary, Mrs. A. McDermott; Chaplain.
MlssM. Holly: U'her. Miss E. Graham; Inside
8entlnel. Mrs. H. Wagner: Outside Sentinel,
Mrs. M. MaOann. The retiring president. Mrs.
A. Alker. was presented with a very fine plush
reclining chair as a token of appreciation of her
A. O. V. VV.
The first annual lawn fete of the First
Regiment, Select Knights, A. O. U. W.. wiH be
given at Silver Lake Grove next Friday from
2 tn 11 o'clock p. M. A programme will be
issued which will Include the Lewis Quartet,
Mrs. Foster, C. V. Lewis, a concert by ths Se
lect Knights Band and other entertaining fea
tures. Roynl Arcanum.
Grand Reirent Joseph A. Langfltt has ap-
6ointed Pas: Regent James A.Benton, of Iron
ity Council. District Deputy Grand Regent
with councils Ravenna, Orion and West. End
under his supervision
Aff OBAME TBUST.
Capitalists and Frnlt Growers Combining to
Control tho Market and Regolnto
Prices Ootlinn of tbo Plans
for Shipment and Con
trol of tbe Supply.
NewYobk, July 27. A meeting of
wholesale fruit merchants, who are inter
ested in the disposition of the Florida orange
crop, will be held in this city on August 1.
Leading dealers in oranges from the prin
cipal cities throughout. the country will at
tend or have representatives present. The
object of the meeting is ostensibly the com
bination of the large houses in the trade for
the purpose of obtaining lower rates of
freight, quicker, and better transportation
and the concentration of shipments to two
or three ot the most important Northern
cities. The real abject is to form an Orange
Trust, which will control the entire Florida
orange crop, direct the packing and ship
ping and confine the sate of the oranges to
the members of the trust. Last February a
New York evening paper said that steps
were being taken to form this combination
and that matter is now in a lair way of
being carried through.
The call for the meeting was sent by one
of the largest dealers in Florida oranges in
this city, and several wealthy firms are said
to be ready to furnish the financial backing
that will be necessary. It is proposed to
form a pool of 100 leading fruit merchants
and capitalists, each one of whom is to con
tribute $10,000. This will make a total cap
ital of $1,000,000. With this amount pack
ing houses are to be built at difierent points
in Florida, and tbe whole business of sort
ing, packing and shipping the fruit will be
conducted. The entire orange crop of Flor
ida is to be contracted tor and shipped to
the members of the pool in New York. Bos
ton, Chicago, St Louis, Baltimore, Phila
delphia, Kew Orleans and possibly other
The promoters of the scheme claim that it
is not a trust, but that it is a co-operative
arrangement lor the benefit of owners, ship
pers and sellers. The growers will be asked
to sign contracts disposing ot their crop on
the trees at the uniform rate of Si a box for
five years. The fruit will be sold at auction
to the trade. All private sales will be
stopped and the demand for the fruit will
regulate the price.
When baby was sick, wo gave her Castorla,
When sho was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children,she gave them Cast oria
5 per cent
First Morteane Bonds.
Free of All Taxes.
The Central Traction Company, of
Pittsburg, oSers for sale its total'issue
of Three Hundred and Seventy-five
Thousand Dollars, first mortgage five
per cent bonds due 1939. Bonds are for
$500 each, interest pavablesemi-annually,
are free of all taxes and a first lien on all
the property and franchises of the com
pany, whose cable road will be com
pleted by October r.
Proposals for all or any part of these
bonds will be received by the Treasurer
of the company up to and including July
31, and allotments made thereunder.
At 104.46 these bonds pay 4 Jf per cent
annually, at 109.34, 4 per cent, at 1x4.37,
4X per cent and at 119.87, 4 per cent.
The Company reserves the right to
reject any or all offers. For further in
F. L. STEPHENSON, Treas.,
The Central Traction Company,
TTTHITNEY & STEPHENSON,
7 FOURTH AVENUE.
Issue travelers credits through Mesrs. Drexel,
Morgan & Co., New York. Passports procured.
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Stocks. I Stoclcs. I till- I IP
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San Francisco, Philadelphia or Boston Ex
changes. Loans made at low rates of Interest
Established 1878. -89-Weekly Circular FREE.
A. R. CHISHOLM & CO., 61 Broadway, N. Y.
Fidelity Title and Trust Co.
Will remove to its new building,
121 AND 123 FOURTH AVE,
Monday, July 29.
Safe deposit department wiUbe open for busi
Thursday, August 1.
Boxes to rent from $5 per year upward. Se
lection of boxes may be made on and after
MONDAY, JULY 29.
When tho vault and parlors may be seen.
JOHN M. OAKLEY & CO.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
Members Chicago Board of Trade and
Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange.
13 SIXTH ST., Pittsburg.
RIALTO BUILDING. Chicago.
UMBLE TO REMAIN.
Machinist Who Was Compelled to
Leave at Last
COMPLETE AND PERMANENT.
"I have lived in this city for along
time," said Mr. Creahan, "and have a largo
circle of acquaintances both in Pittsburg
and Allegheny. Up to about three or four
years ago, as any of my friends can attest,
I was &3 hale and hearty a man as you could
find in the State. At that time I eaught'a
severe cold. After a while it seemed to
leave me; but whether it was not entirely
well, or I had contracted fresh colds. I da
not know. At any rate, my head became
stopped up, my throat raw and uncomforta
ble, and I had a continual hacking cough."
The gentleman in questio'n is Mr. James
Creahan, No. 41 Mulberry street, Alle
gheny. He is a machinist, and has been
engaged lor some time at Lindsay & 31c
Cutcheon's machine shops, at tho foot oi
Ridge avenue, Allegheny. Previous to his
engaging with them he was with the West
"fThe trouble at first," he continued,
"seemed trifling, and I paid no attention to
it, but it steadily grew worse. My nostrils
would clog up, and sometimes when I nsed
my handkerchief to clear them, my nosa
would commence to bleed. My throat got
worse, and it was a painful operation for
me to swallow my food. My eyes would fill
with water and were so weak and inflamed
that'I could scarcely see. There was a buz
zing noise in my ears and after a while I
began to have severe pains there. My head
ached continually, feeling as if someone had
asteel band tightened around it.
"This continued for at least two years,
when I found that the trouble was more
rapidly extending. I first noticed this in a
pain aronnd my heart and in my groin. The
former was the more severe. It wonld
come on suddenly, completely prostrating
me for a time. Indeed, only about two
months ago I had an attack that nearly
cansed my death. In addition to these
pains, I had palpitation of the heart. It
would be followed by a slow, irregular beat
ing, and a feeling of faintness.
"I slept well enough, but it did me no
good. I would feel more tired in the morn
ing than when I went to bed. My throat at
this time would get choked up, and I could
feel the mucous dripping back into it, V
Mr. Jama CrcaTum. tl Mulberry Street.
"I would keep hawking and spitting con
tinually. There was always something there
that I could neither get up nor down. I
could never eat in the mornings. I had to
force my food down, and what little I did
eat made me feel as though I had a big load
on my stomach. I would often have a
nauseating feeling, with an inclination to
vomit. I tried all the remedies that were
recommended to me, and was under a nhy
sician's care. But I grew steadily worse,
and finally had to lay off from work.
"About this timelreadacaseinone oi the
newspapers that was similar to mine, which
Doctors Copeland & Blair had treated suc
cessfully, lwent to them, and, finding their
charges reasonable and within my means,
placed myself under their care.
"1 soon began to feel better. The soreness
In my throat, pains in my ears and headache
all left me. My eyes ceased to be watery and
no longer troubled me. The pain around my
heart, which caused roo so much suffering and
anxiety, has entirely disappeared. I arise in
the morning feeling' perfectly rested. I have a
good appetite and enjoy my meals. Indeed, I
feel like a new man. It was not by any means
a temporary improvement. I continued to get
stronger and better until the last trace ot my
trouble passed away. There is not a trace of it
left now. I am as well as I was four years ago,
and feel grateful to Drs. Copeland 4 Blair for
my complete recovery."
Mr. Creahan resides, as stated, at No. 41 Mul.
berry street. Allegheny, and his statement can
be easily verified.
VEBY PLAIN TALK, , r
Showing the Outline of a Route Whieh-I$
"When a person with a delicate eonstitu
tion has a tendency to catarrh or consump
tion whether this tendency is inherited or
results from taking cold easily it is notice
able that that person invariably loses flesh;
andloses strength, showing that the nutri
tion is interfered with.
In such a case the sufferer should at once
be placed underlnfluences that will restore tha
defective nutrition and tend to invigorate the
It is to be remembered in every case the pres
.euce of catarrh is an evidence of predisposition
to consumption, and no matter how slight ths
attack may be. It should be treated with the
greatest care and tbe treatment should bo con
tinned until all traces of the catarrh have dls
If the catarrh Is allowed to reach the smallest
tubes in tbe lungs which condition is indi
cated by the spitting np of a yellow materisP-
then immediate attention to the malady is de
manded, or serious lung trouble will result
Catarrh is, nine times out of ten, the cause
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
always a little deeper into the lungs until a
cure becomes difficult and sometimes impossi
ble. "I should like to be treated," aladyremarked
the other day, "but I would not like to have
my name ia the paper." Let It be stated that
Drs. Copeland and Blair never publish a nams
or statement without the full and free consent
of tbo patient, nor do they publish one hun
dredth part of tbe testimonials, letters and
statements received by them from grateful
patients. As observed, the statements given
are entirely voluntary, and are given by tha
Satients for publication. Drs. Copeland and,
lair wonld never publish the most emphatic
testimonials unless the patient giving it under
stood that it was to be printed and gave wUllna
Are located permanently at
66 SIXTH AVENUE,
Where they treat with success all curable
Offlco honrs StollA. K.;2 to 6 P. act 7 to 9
p. Jf. (Sunday Included).
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OUVb.MAMCS SA AllbU, U1U ' f XJU9
EASES of the Ei"E, EAR, THROAT and.
Consultation, U 00. Address all map to
. ' DBS. COPELAND BLAIB, '
8 Sixth ay., Pittsfeug, p.
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