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EVERY DAT SCIENCE.
Central African Methods of Smelting
Iron and Steel.
MABI KEW USES FOR ALUMINIUM.
Electric Locomotives, Derricks and list
SCIENTIFIC AliD LNDUSTEIAL NOTES
rPREPAHED rOB THS DTSPATCn.l
Reader of The Dispatch wbo 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.
c A recent writer on Central Africa, who
has spent seven years in that country as a
missionary, gives an account ol the meth
ods that are employed by the natives to
smelt iron and copper ores. He says that the
copper miners constitute a distinct caste,
and their methods of mining and smelting
are carefull transmitted and lailh ully fol
lowed irom generation to generation. At
one place be remarked that the copper was
cast in sand molds in the form o the letter
H, and at another the form of a Maltese
cross was used, and both shapes were most
accurately cast without the slightest varia
tion in a nnmber ol castings he examined.
The copper ore is found principally in
beds of malachite deposited on the summits
of barren hills. Pits of from 15 to 20 tret are
dng, and as these become too deep lor work
ing other shafts are sunk, but there are no
lateral working'!. Other families are devoted
entirely to iron manu'acture, their methods
of smelting being to dig a hole in the
ground, which they fill with charcoal anJ
iron ore; this is covered with soil mud.opeii
ings being le.t at each end. The fire is lit at
one end, and relays o boys who work night
and day enact with small bellows the part
of a blowing engine. After several days the
trench is thrown open and the reduced
metal removed. Tne iron workers are very
skilliul, considering their rude appliances,
and manulacture hoes, axheads, spears,
knives and bullets.
Uses ol Aluminium.
The uses of aluminium have heretofore
been greatly restricted. This is probably
owing to its former high -price, for no metal
possessing the properties of aluminium
could help coming into larger use if its cost
were moderate. Much has beeu said as to
the impossibility of soldering, it bejng
against its popular use, but there is reason
to believe that this difficulty will soon be
overcome. The lollowing are a few of the
purposes to which it is now put: Telescope
tubes, marine glasses, eve glasses and sex
, tants, especially on account of its lightness;
fine wire for the making of lace, embroid
ery, etc.; leaf, in the place ol silver leaf;
(saber sheaths, 6word handles, etc. statu
ettes and worts o art, jewelry and deliCate
physical apparatus culinary utensils, har
ness fittiags, metillic parts of soldiers' uniform-.,
dental purpe,surgical instruments,
reflectors (as it is not tarnished by the prod
ucts of combustion), photographic ap
paratus, aeronautical and engineering pur
poses, and especially lor the making o al
loys. The varmusalloys of aluminium are not
only adapted to take the place ol bronze,
brass anJ steel, hut they also so far surpass
all of those metals, both physically and
chemically, as to make their extended use
assured But an even more inipirtant ue
ol uluiuiiiiuui seems to be its employment
in the iron industry, of uhich it promises
shortly to become a valuable (actor, owing
to certain effects which it produces when
present, eveu in the most minute prunor
tions. Experiments are now being carried
on at numerous iron and steel works in
America, in England and on the European
continent. The results so far attained, how
ever, are greitl vat variance, for while in
the majority of cases the improvements
made have encouraged the continuance of
the trials, in othera the result has not been
satisfactory. This may possibly be ac
counted lor by the act that many of the to
called aluminium alloys contain little or no
aluminium, and again, others contain such
Tarring proportions o carbon, silicon aud
other impurities, as to render their use
Holtlnc by Electricity.
Among the practical uses to which elec
trical power can be applied may now be
added that ot supplying the motor for hoist
ing machines and derricks. A New York
company is now preparing a hoisting motor,
which is expected to be on the market in a
few days. The motor will be built on a
much larger base than the stationary elec
tric motor, and will have attached to it a
large drum. These hoisting motors will be
portable, so that they can be easily taken
Irom place to place, much the same as a
portable engine is now taken. Thev will he
mide in sizes, anvwhere from 3 to 15
horse power, and larger if desired. It is
claimed that the cost of running these
portable motors will be much less than iinv
other form ol pnvwr now used, as the effi
ciency will be greater and the necessary
labor less. Like any motor, it can be run
by any electric light or power circuit,
whether it be a central station or isolated
plant. The principal addition to the porta
ble tyre ol motor is the new brake, which,
in the course of evolution, offered more
diffi nlties than any other part of the new
An Electric LincomotlTe
"Will trains eventually be run bv elec
tricity? The electrician is met by this ques
tion almost daily, and his only reply is that
they will if the problem of their commer
cial success be finally solved. O course, run
ning machinery of any kind from pnmiry
batteries- is commercially out of the ques
tion. There is now, however, Being con
structed at Borne, N. Y., an electric loco
motive which is probably the first engine
that it has been attempted to run on regular
railroad tracks irom storage batteries. The
ordinary rciUrv type of electric motor will
sot be employed. Suction magnets are to
be located on either side of the piston, and
the current will be supplied from storage
batteries in the firebox. The locomotive is
smaller than the usu tl type, and has driving
wheels of less diameter. The question ol
the economical utilizition of fuel by means
of storage batteries is one that has not yet
been determined, but it may be possible to
generate electricity by means ol large com
pound condensing ei-gines, with a final loss
t the motor nott much greater than that
which is lonnd in that great wasteful gor
mandizer of coal, thesteam locomotive.
New Tunning Material.
Canaigre is a tanning material which has
everal times during the past lew vears been
mentioned as new, or as a possibility lor
the tanner, and as giving promise ol super
set! ing the uncertain and much-adulterated
gambier. Canaigre is found in large quan
tities in the sandy soil on both sides oi the
Bio Gratide and northward over a large
portion of Western Texas and New Mexigo.
It is said to have been ued in tanning by
the Mexicans lor over two centuries The
roots o ctnaigre consists ol clusters, resem
bling sweet potatoes. They are tonud near
the sunace or sometimes on the top of the
ground, and il allowed to get very dry they
become so hard as to resist any ordinary
method of cutting. The ground root is at
present used in a number ol tanneries, and
has beeu found more closely to resemble
gambier in its action than any other tan
nin? material. An extract has also been
prepared and used, which contains from 40
to CO per cent tannin, and it is thought that
in this form it will probably replace
Application or Zinc to Iron.
By a new and interesting process lino is
now applied to iron in such a manner as to
prevent liability of the line becoming de
tached, besides imparting to the metal the
property of taking a polish or being galvan
ized with any desired metallic coloring.
In accomplishing this result, the iron is
first cleaned by being subjected to the
action ol a mordant, after winch it is drawn
through a solution ot sulphate ol line, a
little ammonia Is thrown upon it, and im
mersion in the zinc bath follows. The
superfluous zinc is removed by the brushes
while in a sott condition, so that onlv a
clean ziuc alloyed layer is visible alter the
operation. This layer is not a coating of
zinc, hut it is the original surface o iron,
and therefore inseparable from it. Not only
does it per eclly resKt all influences ol tem
perature, but it can be heated without in
juring the layer ol iron and zinc alloy.
A New itoadwnv.
A patent has been obtained by JL J.
Dickins, of Bromley, England, lor an in
vention which consists in placing wedge
shaped or round courses of stone, brick,
terra cotla, wood, rubber, or other material
(softer than the material or which the body
of the road is composed) at regular inter
vals: such courses'lo be either at an ingle
of 90, or less, to the direction ortlie road,
according to thegradientot the same. These
courses to be bedded on concrete ind sur
rounded with asphalt, cement, or other
paving as preferred, harder than the inter
mittent courses. The upper surlicenl the
common paving will wear slightly rounded,
leaving the solter courses slightly lower than
tlie general line ol surface; the corrugation
will then give the uecessiry foothold, and
Jrom depressions for conducting the sunace
water to the channels at the side ot the road.
Improvements in Cooklnc Appirntus.
A patent has just been taken out for what
is claimed to be a new mode of cooking.
The process is remarkable for its simplicity.
A very simple form of oven, is heated by a
iamp which Is placed beneath it. The floor
of the oven is covered with a thin sheet or
water, in which the cooker or steamer is
seated so as to torm a water joint By this
method the inventor chums thnt no odor is
permitted to escape, and the fl ivor of the
food is perfectly retained. In cooking such
articles as fish, cabbage, and other fond
which gives off an uupleisaut odor, this
process is extremely valuable.
Glycerine In Tempering Meet.
Glycerine is lonnd to possess many advant
ages in tempering steel and cast iron. The
specific gravity ol the glycerine may be
varied between 1.08 and 1,26 at 15 Cent,
by adding water, according to the composi
tion of the steel. The quantity ol the
glycerine should be Irom one to six times
grerter than the weight of the pieces to be
plunged into it, and its temperature may be
varied from 15 to 200 Cent., according to
the hardness of the metal. The harder the
steel to be tempered, the higher should be
the temperature of the glycerine.
The Upof Ice In Pneumonia.
The London Lancet refers to the success
which has attended the treatment of pneu
monia by the application of ice. The method
adopted is to apply over the affected lung
an India rubber bag containing ice
continuously lor from 12 to 24 hours after
the crisis. In addition to the Icil treat
ment the patients are given t-uch medicines
as are usually employed, that is to say,
opium, ipecacuanha, digitalis, brandy, etc.
PEDAGOHIE AND PUPIL.
Teachers' warrants for the amount of $35,-
297 Z& uill be issued to-morrow.
Miss Eulalia A, Greaves, of the Home
wood scuouL baa beeu elected to a position In
Ok Tuesday, It being Grand Army Day, the
public sch ols will bold but one session, from 8
a. it. to list.
Nothing will likely be done toward the
opening ot night schools In Pittsburg till after
the next meeting I the Central Board.
The official announcement of the awarding
of two gold medals to the Pittsburg educa
tional exhibit is expected to be received Oils
Secretary Scandrett, of the Allegheny
Board of Control, has now a regular assistant,
and the educational rooms will be open during
the whole day,
Mrs. Rev. Boone, nee Annie E. Jamison, of
Idaho Territory, is visiting at her mother's
residence on Observatory avenue, Allegheny,
falie wa.s formerly well known in educational
circles as the asitant principal of the Luckey
Little Olive, the youngest daughter of
Prof. J. SI, Loiran, of the Peebles school, is
lying, since Fiiday, qnite sick with diphtheria.
Mr. Logan has hi- present headquarters at
(superintendent Lackey's residence. Hi many
friends hope that the little sufferer will soon
A general session of the Teachers' Insti
tute "w ill be held October 12. Contrary to ex
pectations, Superintendent Luckey does not
expect to have the Superintendents of all
the btate Normal bUiuols present till a later
date, A class drill anil dl"Uisiins by local
pereonuges win ue tne programme.
The Increase In attendance at the Washing
ton school-, (Seventeenth ward, is fel over Sep
tember ot last year, and an additional teacher
will be aked for at the ui xt meeting nf the
Central Board. Another big increase is ex
pected after the loruplet on of home 30 new
bouses, tiow in process ol election, around the
locality of the Main street building.
Miss L. E. Moore, of the Bellevue Hospital,
formerly a teacher in the Liberty school, is
home ill. Miss Mooie Is the first and only
Pittsburg teacher to break auay from the
ranks of ber former profession to become r
pnjsician. This step required both courage
and great peiseveranct, and that Miss Muoie
is endowed hi h these qualities can 1 seen
from her succe in tue training school at
BelleTueHoi-pit.il. bhe has been there for a
year and uill next tear enterameil ral scho
in New York. After graduating imm which
Pittsburgers will beanie to see the .-Ign. "Dr
L. E. Moore," on one ot the pilncipal meets of
this city. Miss Moore Is very inucu in earnest
abbui her new profession.
The September increase In the school enroll
ment is quite graf f ving. Thirtv-oneschnol dis
tricts have been heard from w ith the Forbes
Hnmewood, Howard, Minersrllle, Morse,
O'Hara, andSterrtt yet to rerort. The Oak
land district beads with the bicgest Increase
(99), flowed rthe Hllmd. (75), St. Chlr
(89). Liberty, (67). Alt. Albion, (56), which lost
so tuanv last veai bv th nnenincr nf a narnriii,i
school; the Oram (55) The bigjrrst derrvass
is at the North. (51). Ralston, (53), and Bed
ford (4S) The Ralston school has one teacher
less ibis year. The netinciase in enrollment
is 846. A remarkable fact is tbat the decrease
is not where the parochial schools are situated.
Tux Teachers' Academy held its regular ses
sion jesterday afternoon. Some 100 members
were In attendance. Miss Katie Evans, of the
Soho school, was Initiated as a member. Alter
much enthusiasm had been expended. It was
decided to rescind the resolution passed at the
last meeting, viz.. tbat all members who were
delinquent in paying Institute dues or non
attendance should be placed on the retired list;
so the members who expected tobedecaplia ed
at yesterdays meeting still remain full fledged
members. The great force nf the argnments
m-ed to rei-cmd the action that the academy In
tended to follow was that the Institute and
academy are two distinct b'dies,aud a member
failing In bis duties to the first body hould not
duliar nlm from the second. A special meeting
will be called to elect fflcrrs.
Tns Allegheny schools were never In such a
flourishing condition. The nieht schools start
tomorrow evenmg In 13 ol the wards. The
new rule of having a teacher for every 23 pupils
and an aaorinnai one wuen there are over half
of this number, instead of I for every 40 pupils,
as heretofore, goes Into vocue. The Bund nf
Control meets on Tuesdav evening when writing
and drawing teachers will lie aked for the sub
urban wards, as the rule Is at present only
the cbnoU having 12 or 15 rooms .ire allowed
tbee social teacher, and tbe pi in for the
outside wards Is to have I wo or three schools as
me district to be snpervsed by a nntingand
drawing teacher. On .Monday evening the
High 8cbonl Cdmmlttee will elect three teach
ers tor the High School. Fifteen applicants
have been examined and 23 have since made an
appearance. Just one ueek ago there was not
a single applicant; now there are 40 in tbe
woods for three positions. The increase In at
tendance Is qmtev marked. The Fifth ward
tcbool added another teacher to Its force last
A v GREAT QUESTION.
Hints on the Revival of the Building
Industry in Pittsburg.
CHEAP HOMES FOR THE PEOPLE.
Capitalists and Contractors in One Boat and
Should Pall Together.
THE PEOGEESS MADE AND A LOOK AHEAD
Manager Chaplin, of the,Pittsburg Clear
ing House, smiled all overi yesterday when
he said: "The exchanges', this week are
about 53,200,000 greater thin tor the corre
sponding week last vear. Baltimore put us,
in a hole last week, but I think we have her
on the hip this week." I
There is more in this statement than ap
pears on the surface. It confirms all that
has been said in regard toUhe expansion
and healthy condition of business, and
should strengthen confidence in the tuture,
for if the opening of the fall season shows
such splendid results, what nny not be ex
pected of it when at its height? But, better
still, prosperity is not confined to Pittsburg.
Everv commercial and industrial center in
the Union is experiencing a revival in legit
imate trade. There will be substantial rea
son for a general and reverent observance of
Thanksgiving Day this year, for never before
has Providence Smi'ed more benignly upon the
efforts of the creators and distributors of
Outsiders, people who pass most of their
lives In quiet country places, are more im
pressed with the bustling appearance of the
city than those who have grown familiar with
it. William Cook, who lives on a farm near
Butler, and thinks highly of that thriving little
city, spent several days in Pittsburg last week,
taking in the Exposition and other places of
interest. He lived here 25 years ago. In talk
ing with The Dispatch representative he
"I am astonished at the growth of the city
and the evidence of business tbat meets me on
every band. When I lived here I seldom had
any trouble In crossing the streets. To-day I
have several times narrowly escaped being run
over by wagons and street cars. But
what strikes me most Is the large number of
Sue buildings on almost every street Busi
ness must be good to Justify such costly struct
ures. They have changed the charaoter of
some nf the streets -o much that I can scarcely
recognize them. Fifth avenue, Wood and
Smithneld bare undergone a complete trans
formation since I used to loaf around the poU
office corner. I remember the rickety building
that stood on the present site occupied by the
Hamilton block. I think Colonel Fricker kept
a saloon in it. Afterward it was turned into a
beer ball, with girls for waiters. la my time
the buildings on the corners now occupied b'v
the Howard and the Kaufiuann blocks were
worse than an thing we hare in Butler. I can
hardly realize the changes that tare taken
place in all parts of the city in so short a time.
Alter feeing what I bare I fully believe the
a atement that I hare often read in the papers,
that Pittsburg is growing."
Yes, Pittsburg is growing. Everybody real
izes it as completely as the gentleman from
Butler. And It is not a mushroom growth,
either. She can boast of some of the finest
buildings In the country. Iter industrial
development keeps pace with the increase in
population. Fourteen years ago she had no
clearinghouse. Now she could not get along
without one. Natural'gas has given her manu
facturing interests an Impetus which bas placed
them beyond rivalry, besides attracting hither
a large amount of outside capital and thousands
of people who have settled down and become
useful citizens. Au luterest io which Pitts
burg owes so much, and which, promises to do
still greater things for ber in the future, should
be sustained, not only by pnbllo sentiment,
but bv liber 1 municipal regulations affecting
its expansion and right to enjoy a reasonable
income. But great as tbe growth of tbe city
bas been since the Butler gentleman shook its
dust from bis feet, it should and would have
been more pronounced but for one drawback,
which exists in full force to-day. That draw
back is a scarcity of bouses.
This touches a subject that has received con
siderable attention in this department of Tbe
Dispatch. The need pf more bouses to ac
commodate the people who desire to make their
homes here is universally admitted, bnt bow to
get tli em is tbe difficulty. There is a disposition
on the part of some to blame capitalists for
want of enterprise and acumen In this matter.
It is said they lnvet their money In bonds and
stocks Instead of bming land and building
houses, which would pty them better. That
Is their own concern. Everyman has a right to
use his money aa he pleases, so long as he keeps
within the law. The fact is, too much la ex
pected of tbe capitalists on short notice. It is
onl) within a comparatively recent period that
they have paid much attention lo real estate.
They are doing well and promise to do better.
They are not idle, but it takes time to mature
plans for large Investments. Haste Invites
di aster. Between 3,000 and 4,000 houses will
be erected this year. Without the co-nperatlon
of the capitalists this would be impossible.
They are looking over the field and laving
plans ror next ear wblch will eclipse all their
former efforts in this direction. Having real
ized tbat Investments In real estate are safe
aud profitable, they show a disposition to make
tbe iiHist of their opportunity, and prosecute
the good work until every lot in Pittsburg and
vicinity has a bnnse on it. Tbe zeal u hich they
are manifesting justifies this conclusion. The
Philadelphia idea nf houses for the people will,
in a few years, be tbe Pittsburg idea.
But tbere is another feature ot the hone
question that is attracting attention trom all
classes of people, but more particularly from
those of moderate means who aspire to pro
prietorship The demand is for cheap bouses.
It is claimed that It coys more to build In Pitts
burg than It does In Philadelphia. Perhaps It
does, for they have redured the business to a
science there, where contracts are of a magni
tude unknown almost anywhere el-e in Amer
ica, frequently embracing entire squares. Two
buildings, together, cau be put up cheaper than
one. proportionately, and 100 than 50. This
constitutes the difference In cost between Phil
adelphia and Pittsburg, as claimecP'by loi.al
con tractors. But concessions are bein made.
At least one contractor bas recently offered to
duplicate Philadelphia prices for the same class
ol buildings. This shows tbat the cost qf build
ing here will bear scaling, and' may prove the
entering wedge to lower prices all round. It is
to be hoped tbat it will. If one contractor can
stand a cut they all can, and as tbey are a wide
awake body of men, it is nut likely that they
will throw business bebmd their backs. Now
that they haVe taken the matter into considera
tion there Is reaou to hope for good resul.s.
Contractors and capitalists should work to
gether. Like other merchantable commodities,
houses should be built and sold on the piinclple
of small profits and quick sales. There is a
houce in the East End that has been adorned
with a "for sale" for over a year. The owner,
who il contractor and capitalist in one, wants
about $2,000 more tban It cost him. He could
have sold it for a reasonable price long ago, and
been In a position to turn bis money two or
three limes. By doing su be would have realized
a larger profit than he will If he geta his price.
He lias not only kept his money tied up for a
j ear, but kept somebody out of a home.
Having entered upon a career of housebuild
ing, capitalists aim contractors um not cease
from their labors un.il Pittsburg becomes acity
oi homes for a million people. Prices will come
down and buildings go up to suit everybody.
Only a little time is needed to adapt ineaus to
ends. Too much should not be expected at the
start. (Jive capiulUu time to think and con
tractors to act. Prudeuc e and patience will
solve what now seems a difficult problem.
PIEM BUT DOLL.
Local Blocks Wind Up the Week In Good
Stocks were generally firm yesterday, tot In
active. The sales were 110 shares, The only
thing tbat exhibited decided weakness was La
Noria. for which 1 was bid, and 1 asked. It
ft rinnhtfni if it onn mIUpb fYn. ., . -
th .Tn.. uiMMi h.i,m,,-i,. 1. . r
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-"'"v;';7 ," suwewesao
disrepute. Traction and natural gas stocks
were fractionally higher, with more buyers
than sellers. Investors, after studying these
properties thoroughly, seem to barb made up
their minds that they are good things to bare
about tbe bouse.
Bank and Insurance stocks were Tery firm,
and the demand for them extended throughout
nearly the entire list, but as orders were below
holders' figures, there were no transactions.
The outlook Is for an active market this week.
Bids, offers and sales follow:
Pitts. Pet.. Stock & Metal Ex.
.. Sltf ....
Commercial National Bank
lluquemie National Kant
hxcliintte National Hank
Farmers' Depo.ll National HanK
rourcn national liana
Iron and Ulass Dollar Savings
Merc, hunts Manufacture rs'Na. liana
Metropolitan National Bank
Mooonrauela National jf ink
Pittsburg Nat. Hank of Commerce
site Deposit Uouip.tnv
Tradesmen's National Bank
Union National Bank
Enterprise Savings, Allegheny
German National, Allegheny
Keal Estate l.oau and Trust Co
second National Bank. Allegheny..
'llilrd National, Alleicheuy
A n.thtnr Tnenran.n O. i
Birmingham , , 4U
German American - 51
Man .tiler 43
Million .raliela 37
Western Insurance Co ,
Allegheny Ga Co. (Ilium.)
Consolidated Uas Co. (ilium.)
Last fcnJ Ua Co. (Ilium.)
1'lttsburg lias Co. (Ilium.)
KATOBAL OAS STOCKS,
Allegheny Heating Co
Cliartiers Valley bas Co
Natural lias Co. or W. Va
Pennsylvania Gas Co
f hllacfelphla Co
fine Kun .1
Westmoreland and Cambria
Wheeling lias Co
. 81 1
OIL COMPANY STOCKS. i
Forest Oil Co 110
llaielwoon Oil Co 51
Tuna Oil Co
rassENOEn bail wax stocks.
Central Traction 31M 31$
Citizens' Traction 7lh
Pleasant Valley m
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester. .... -35
Allegheny Valley. 1 ..J.
thartiers Railway 43 J.
ruts., ioungstownft Ash. K. K.. pier, u
Pitts. June. K. K. Co 28
Pitts., McK. & Youjrh. E. It. Co..
ruis., bin. s su L,uui3
1'ltts. & Western It. li. Co
Ewalt (Forty-third St.)
l'lttl)urir.t Blrmlnifhm Hrlitmt..
t'olnt Bridge " Z)i
Do. preferred is
buipenslon Brldjte Co. (Sixth st.) 72
. Bid. Askel
i.a nona Mining Co 1
Yankee Ulrl Mining- Co
Allegheny County Electric
e.tlngliouse Uectric 50
Monongahela Water Co
Union Switch and signal Co
w estlnjthouse Air Brako Co 1
ntUburi; riateUlass ISO
luesales were: Ten shares Pittburc Trie
tion at 48. 40 Central Traction at 31W. and btiat
ilft. K. J. btonev, Jr.. s dd 20 P.tisourg Tile
tion at wye, and 10 Philadelphia Uas at I
Henry M. Long sold 10 Pie aant Yalley at
Edward P. Long sold 35 Shares Philadelphia
U.is at 8 and 201 lures La Noria at t.
The total sales orstockn at New York jefer-
uy with 1UW.&0O snares inciuciinir Atcupon,
3.112: Erie, 3 &0; Like Shore. 2.433: LouiSrille
and NahvilK, 8,020; Mfssottri Pacific, io);
ew jer-ey Uentrai. Z.WJ0: Heading, ftlOQ St.
raui, 0,111; union pacmc, 1.3JO.
PILI.NG IT UP.
Clearing Ilouae Figures Lenvlng Last Year'n
Record Out of Sight.
A very good business was transacted at the
banks yesterday, the demand for discounts be
i g liberal and routine business fair, with
checking a strong feature. There were no
changes In conditions other than a steadily
broadening tendency. The week's exchanges
weie over 3,000.000 greater than tho-o for the
same week last year. Tne Clearing House re
port for the day, week and year tollows:
Exchanges t 2,091,193 88
Balances 5S0.2B 47
Exchanges for the week U3tn G64 58
Balances for the week S,0XU7d JS
Exchanges week of 188s 10.1l3,2b6lO
Balances week of 1S5S I. ..Aim 75
Exchanges previous week 1:13.1193
ltaltnc.es previous week 1.99,417 57
hxihanite to date 18) ll.4A.X3 9
Exchange to date IfeS 424.741.S14 54
bain, lKUmer 1833. 44.7IU.0c9 41
The Wall Street Newi of Friday has this to
say: "The couh-e of the luuuey market bears
out the fnrie of our reuiaika made ibe pest few
day. 1 hat It bas been manipulated heretofore
f;oes without saving, fur .veMerclav funus were
n reasonable supply at comparative!) low rates,
and there wai IiSj evidence of manipulation
than anv day during the week, so ibat it looks
as thejugn tne worst was over. Onlv a small
amount of money is now going West, and the
ratea in the Western cities aie griming easier
from day to dav. Tbe condition nf the domes
tic exchanges at tbe leading ci les shows that
tue e mux nas readied its Height, and tbat the
reflux movement will soon be In order.
These rates indicate that tbe next move on
tbe programme is likely to be in favor of this
center. We are ne.irmg the October disburse
ment' also, and should the ner-e'-sity arise and
the Trea-ury should not intervene to prevent
stringenci, although the department is already
pledged to easy money, these disbursements
would be of very material service, as tbe Gov
ernment alone pas out S6 600 000 interest."
Money on call atNew York yesterday was easy
at 44K per cent, last loan 4. elused offered
at4. Prime mercantile paper. 5J$"K. Sterling
exchange dull butsieady at U && for 60-day
bills and bS for demand. '
The we. kly statement of the New York
banks, issued yei-terday, hows the following
eti mges) Reserve, decrease. $1,043,1450: loans, de
crease, S20,600j specie, decrease, 11,424,000;
legal tenders, deci ease, 1330,700; deposits, de
crease, fJ2.841.200; circuhtiou, increase, J14,200.
The banks now hold 81)35,750 In excess of the 25
per cent rule.
Closing Ttonil Qootntlons.
U. 8. s,re 126K 11. K. 4T. Gen.ts
U. b. 4s. coup ISh Mutual Union 6s. .,
U. S. 4s. reu HUH N. J. C. Int. Cert.
U. S. 4Js. coup.... lOoKiNortuern Fac. lsU
racincosoi 'sj 11s
Missouri 6s 101
1 enn. new net. 8s... 1D7
lenn. new set. 3s... .101
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 733f
Canada So. 2ls WH
Cen. Pacific, lsts lift
Den. All. G., lits...i;i
Den. & U. U. 4s TvH
D. A It. U. West, liu. 110
trie, srts 104k
11. H.. T. Uen.es. 65
Northern l'ac. 2.I..1H!
N orthw't'n consols. I47U
UreKon Irans. 6.I(WX
St. I.. St I M. ben. U 90
St. !.. S.h. ljen.Jl.II9
St. 1'aul consols ....126
St. PI. ClilftPe.lsls.1ISK
ix., rc,i.u,n ks. uci
Union l'ac. Htj...lH
West Sliora .1UjK
Government and Bute bonds are dull and
Now, York Clearings to-day, 1118.241,745;
balances. Sl.97t.2o8. Fur the week Clearings?
$634,910,008: balances, 120.127,936.
Boston Cletrings to-dav, 14,SP9977; bal
ances. SI.1T0 234. For the week Clearings,
t79.8o3.640; balances, H1.063.2G9. For the cor
responding week Clearings. 84,191,4255 bal
ances. 8,S90,148. "
Baltijiobb Clearings. Jl.7b5.072; balances.
Philadelphia-Clearing to-day, JltWISV
621; nalanpe. 11.563,637. For the week Clear
ings $06,579,955; balances. $10,618,975.
Lowdon The amount of bullion withdrawn
from the Bank of England on balance to-day is
PARis-Tbree per cent rentes, 861" 2Kc f or th e
8t. Louis Clearings to-day, $3.04i672; bal
ances. $j42,8ta. For this week-Clearings, $18,
084,733; balmces. $1,31(1728, For last week
Clearings, $19,783,289; balances, $3,650,471. For
same week last year-Clearlugs, $17,062,070;
The OU Market Alino.i Give Pl t)jr the
There was very little trading In of! at tbls
point yesterday. The opening quotation was
8S& the highest 9 tbe lowest B& and tbe
closing 9. The unly strength developed was
caused by a Tew shorts covering against de
livery dav. Thn n.vi. ..i.,rinM were 2.142.
000 barrels, about an average day's business in
tiie good old times.
u"e w' ue a special Tneetlne m-morrow
wternooa at 8 o'clock ot the brolterslor tie
"i " " 92TV"
Upurpo'e or voting on the p' oposed plan ot sdoDt
nnc the old ststein of dealing. Feellngls divid
ed, bnt It is thought the bulk of it is In favor
of eating crow.
Features of ibe Market.
Corrected daily by John M. Oakley & Co., 43
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened SSVIl.owest 88H
BVliest., KitlOoied K
Average runs , 6I.M4
AveraKe shipments 80.257
Average charters w iUM
Keflned. New York. 7.10e.
Kellne', London. 5 ll-16d.
Keflned, Antwerp, 47tr.
Keflned. LlTerpooi, bjil.
A. R McQrew 4 Co. quote: Puts, 88Jc;
Oilier Oil Market.
TrrtrsviHE, September 28. National transit
certificates opened at ; highest, B9Jic;
lowest. 831$c; closed at myc
OIL ClTT. September !& National, tranxlt
certiflcates opened at OSJc; highest. 95c;
lowest, 880. cp.-ed, 9!c. Sales, 8S OtO barret;
clearances. 194.000 barrels; charters, btt,507 bar
rels; shipments, tJl,150 barrels; ruus, 4J.135 bar
rels. New York," September 28. Petroleum
opened steady at B8e, and moved up to 99Kc
on light trading, clos nz arm at b9 :. Stock Ex
change: Opening, 9Sjc; highest. 8c: low
est, DSJic: closing, ttlj. C nsoliibted Ex
change: Opening, 98J'; highest, 99c; low
est, KfXc; closiug. 8i)Jic. Total sales, 129,000
P1TTSBUKH IS GROWING.
Permits for Flfiy-Two Bnlldtngi Taken Oat
Several days of bad weather last week caused
a slight reduction in tbe number of building
permits taken nut, as compared with tbe week
before, but the record 1 a good one, neverthe
less, and indlcaie-i tbat this important Industry
bas staying qualities, founded upon a perma
nent demand lor houses, which will keep it well
to tbe fore. The time is not far off when 100 or
200 permits a week will be about tbe regular
The nnmher granted last week was 52, involv
ing $149,487. Tue largest Issned was for the
Pittsburg Natatorium, a two-story brick on
Juquesne way, to cost $22,(00. The next in size
were: W. A. Nlmlck, brick three-story dwell
ing, corner First avenue and Ro-.s street, cost
$ 0,000. A. 8. Birchfield, brick two-i-torv. on
Negley avenue. Twentieth ward, cost $14,1X0.
Dr. C. Spahr, brick two-story, on Hiland ave
nue, Tuentieth ward, cost $7,000. -Jos. Huf
nagle, brick four-story, corner of Butler and
Forty-fifth streets, cost $12,000. Jamet Magee,
six two-story brick dwellings on Bluff stieet,
$17,300. Tbe full list is appended:
William Sliireman. frame one-tory, 20x35
feet, on Gist street. Fourteenth ward.
Ph. Blatton, frame two-story, 2ux05 feet, on
Pearl stre.'t. Sixteenth ward.
William Alcr, frame two-story, 20x16 feet, on
Mifflin street, Sixteenth ward.
Joseph Kufnagle, brick four-story, 20x65
feet, on corner o I Butlerand Forty-fifth streets.
Anna Karnealy. frame two-story, 20x40 feet,
on Butler street. Eighteenth ward.
a. A. Bnen, frame two-story, 19x32 feet, on
Harvard street, Nineteenth ward.
Dr. C. Spahr, brick two-story. 28x50 feet, on
Hiland avenue, Twentieth uarti. '
William Beriter, brick two-story, 22x42 feet,
on Homevvood avenue. Twenty-first ward.
Mrs. U D- Barker, frame two-story, 22x24
feet 011 Collins avenue. Twenty-first ward.
H. Staggart, frame two-story, 14x16 feet, on
133 Eighteenth street. Twenty-sixth ward.
William Kramer, frame three-story, 25x66
ieet, on Boggs avenue. Thirty-second ward.
J. H. Hagemann. frame twii-stnry, 16x16 feet,
No. 43 Bojtgs avenue, Thlrtj-secmid ward.
William Reynolds, frame two-story, 18x18
feet, on William street, Thirtieth: ward.
William Donne, frame one-story. 14x20 feet,
on 131 Nineteenth street, Tuentv-sixtb ward.
Matthews, frame two-story, 21x30 feet,
on Svlvan avenue, Twenty-tbird ward.
William Blakley. frame two-story, 23x24 feet,
on Sylvan avenue, Twenty-third ward.
Mrs. C. Hearley, Irame three-story, 20x60
feet, on Second avenue, Twenty-third ward.
Edward H. crawioni, six brick two-story. 12x
32 leei, on Long alley. Seventeenth ward.
James Shaugtinesat, two brick two-story, 25x
xS2 feet, on Fulton street. Eighth ward.
Jane Mager, six brick two-story and man
sard, 18x53 feet, on Bluff street, Sixth ward.
E. S. Cook, brick two-story, 17x33 feet, on
Webster avenue, Thirteenth ward.
Mrs. A. Acker, frame one-story, 15x15 feet, on
Craig street, Thlrteenih ward.
Mrs. Mary Oloutiiger, frame two-story, 30x39
fiet, on miner of Thomas and Fifth avenue,
W. Bvlreland, frame two-stnry addition, 8x11
feet, on forty-second street. Seventeenth
W. O. Knowlson, brick two-story. 20x18 feet,
on Liber y -treet, r-ixteenth Sard.
Dan Haggerty, one-story brick, 25x60 feet, on
1326 Penn avenue. Ninth ward.
U. T. Busbfleld, three frame two-story. 19x13
feet, on Larimer avenue. Twenty-tlrst ward
J. H. Drape, Irame two-story, 20x31 feet, on
Mariepoe avenue. Twentieth ward.
Thomas Crawford, frame two-story, 17x18
feet, 011 rear of Pearl s reet. Twentieth ward.
Mary J. Arbuckle frame two-story, 17x12
feet, ou Natrone alley, Eighteenth ward.
E. M. Uanster, brick two-stoiy, 20x52 feet, on
Butler street, Eighteenth ward.
Jos. Tetral, frame one-story, 12x16 feet, on
East Boquet street, Fourteenth ward.
Jos." Wolf, frame two-story, 18x3J feet, on
Way e street, Thirteenth ward.
N. Rickenwald, frame one-story, 11x16 feet,
on 89 V aslilngton street, Tnirtv-nrst ward.
M. M. GarUnd, Irame one-storv, 10x16 feet,
on 22 Maple 'ireet, Thirty-Ant ward.
A. Stuchenberg. frame two-story, 14x11 feet,
on 49 wa-ning on street, imrty-nrst ward.
J. 8. Maple, frame one-story, 22x28 leet, on
Lovai alley. Tlilrtv-rlrst ward.
E. B. W illiams, frame two-story, 20x43 feet,
on Maple avenue, Tbirtj-flrst ward.
John Hui!hi, frame two-story, 20x32 feet,
on Kreeland street. Thirty-first ward.
M. M- U'Connell, frame two-story, 16x16 feet,
on Flora alley. Twenty-first ward.
B. F. Wilson, brick two-story. 21x55. feet, on
r l-a street, oevenieeniu wuru.
E oil lilschel, frame oue-Siory, 14x16
on Center avenue. Thirteenth ward.
W. A. Nimick, brick three-story, 60x80 feet,
on corner of First and Ross streets, Second
Fred Lynch, two frame two-story, 30x26 feet,
on Allegheny street, Twentv-ihird ward.
U. K. hpeer & Co., iron one-story, 24x50 feel,
on Duquesne ay. First ward.
Pittsburg Natatorium, brick two story, 6Qx
10U feet, on Duquesne wav. Fourth ward.
D. Crovley. inme one-story, 10x12 feet, on
Julius street. Fourteenth ward.
H. Heineman, brick two-story, 20x48 feet, on
Mevran ave iue. Fourteenth ward.
George' Hertet, two frame two-story, 30x30
feet, on St. Clair street. Nineteenth ward.
Murphy 4 Dlehold, frame two-story, Kx82
feet, on Collins avenue, Nineteenth ward.
Jeremiah Damius, frame one-story,14x20 leet,
on Penn avenue. Twentieth ward,
A S. Burchfield, brick two-story, 48x52 feet,
ou Negley avenue. Twentieth ward.
MOVEMENTS IN KEAlftT.
A Fifth Avenne Rpxldence Chnnges Owners
Oibrr Gond D -nls.
Alles & Bailey, 164 Kourth avenue, sold for
B. McCracken the fine residence property. No.
559 Fifth avenue, opposite tbe Fifth avenue
Music Hall a brick dwelling of eight rooms
and Improvements, lot 45x190 to Colwell street,
to John Guntz lor 50,500 cash.
W. C. Stewart, 114 Fourth avenue, sold for
R. H. Douglas, attorney.at-law, 15 acres for
$15,000 cash, located on .Squirrel Hill, near tbe
prnui sed St henley Park.to a prominent real es
tate broker In tbe East End.
Kellv 5 Rogers, No. 6315 Station street sold
for L. Hlckline to K. D. .Mcllwalne, alotSUxlib
on Bond streer. Nineteenth ward, for f 1.110;
sold t Hamilton J. Rogers for A. Kinj. a
home and lot on Harvaid street for 11200. and
to Mrs. M. Turner, a lot 25x185 in the Speer
plin. Grazier street, for $700.
Elng & lijeri. No. 93 Federal street, placed
a mongg'" or $3,000 at 8 per tent for five years
on Litoc k street property, Allegheny;
L, O. Frjzier, corner Forty llfih and Butler
stieety sold for P. 8. Brady, No. 168 Tbirty
sevenih street, Fifteenth ward, a two-story
brick dwelling of six room, lot 4UxS0 feet, to
an eight foot alley, to Elizabeth Braudner for
Samuel W. Black 4 Co , 99 Fouith avenue,
placed a mortgage for $25,000 for five years at
5 3-10 per cent on properf r on Diamond street.
Black t Balrd, No. 9S Fourth avenue, sold to
Samuel Pauley, for Patrick JlcDtrmott, the
nroosrty on the corner nf Fourth avenue and
Ross street, being N... 01 Ross s reet, having a
lot 18x4 J reet with a three-story frame bulldiug,
John K. Baxter, 612 Smithneld street, gold to
Thomas J. O'Connell lot -No. 464, having a
frontage of 40 feet on Blackadnre avenne, by
183 feet to an allev.in tbe New Villa Parle Plan,
at Brushton, for $450.
.LIVE STOCK MARKETS.
The Condition of Bomnrss at the East Liberty
' OFFICK OF P1TT8BURO DISPATCH, 1
bATUHDAV, September 2S. 1889. J
Catti.E Receipts, 680 head; shmments,
680 bead; market nothing doing; all through
consignments; 4 cars of cattle shipped to New
Hoos Receipts. 2,700 nead: shipments. 3.100
bead; marker active; good medium and
Yorkers. (4 905 CO: light Pbiladelpbiaa. $4 75
4 85; grassers and heavy boss, $1 604 70; 6
cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
. njisitr-swci.F.-. , u., .uiuiuei
sheep tieceipi, i.zuu neao; snipments.
aeoheauj maraei biow at yesteraaya prices.
i'-'- TT -v T T
inii xhvsxai uvxa.
Subsidence ef the Whirl la Railroad Marn
Declines and Recoveries SnjrM
Trust and Alcblson Monost
llze AtlenlUn Both
Forced to the Wall.
NevTYobe, Beptember 24 Tbe stock mar
ket to-day presented little of tbe excitement of
yesterday, and while the feeling was reaction
ary in the early trading -and material declines
from yesterday's figure took place, the recov
ery was full and decided, and at tbe close tbere
were more advances tban declines. Tbe bears
renewed their pressure at tbe opening, and
first prices were quite Irregular, but generally
lower, aud 'tbe declines from last evening's
figures extended to percent in tbe general
list, while Manitoba, which displayed such
marked strength toward tbe close yesterday,
was down 1 per cent at llfij
Sugar Trust and Atcbinson of course monop
olized the attention, and botb wer extremely
weak under tbe pressure brought to bear, and
Sngar, after openingup J$ was forced off to
87. At tbat figure it met good support, bow
ever, and the decline stopped tbere. Atchison
opened off at 85) and retired to 34. There
was good bu ing on tbe declines, and it seemed
for the most part to en tne from commb-sion
people, and when tbe decllno was checked
these purchases were supplemented by liberal
covering of shorts which soon brongbt the entire
lit up to the neighborhood of the opening fig
ures. Including even Sugar and Atcbinson. The
est of the list, while shown g some animation,
especially in Louisville and Nashville, Beading,
bt. Paul aud some others, moved wilbin nar
row limits aud responded quickly to tbe buy
ing. 1 be bank statement, while it showed fur
ther loss In tbe surplus reserve and brings the
latter down to less than 11,000.000, seemed to
have little or no effect upon tbe course of
prices with the prevailing bullish feeling, and
the finil pncti were generally the best of the
day, tbe tune of tbe market being strong. Man
itoba recovered to I16 and is tbe only stock
snowing a decided change tor the day, losing 1
The dealings In railroad bords were quiet, as
usual, and without feature of Interest. Ibe
sales readied $411,000, and tbe tone was gener-1
ally steady to firm, tbe closing prices showing
few changes of importance. Sales of bonds
for the week, $1,893,600, against $4,221,000 last
To John M, Oskley & Co. from Wattou A Glbioat
The market opened somewhat weaker, tbe
feature being another sharp attack on sngar
and Atchison, but tbere was some excellent
buying of botb at tbe decline, there being some
big buying of Atchison for foreign account.
Boston shorts are said to bare picked up about
10 000 shares. Parties close to Messrs. Kidder,
Peabod) & Co. claim tbere is no truth what
ever 111 the report uf a probable assessment and
tbat in fact no definite plan of organizing tbe
finances of tbe company bu barn decided
upon. It bas beeu developed tint tba .decline
in sugar was materially aided by some insiders
who have sold their stuck and were naturally
more tban willing to buy back at the decline.
M. P. Haveiuyer, President of tbe trust, was
in town to-uav. He is very einpiia'ic in bis
denials of any project to Issue bonds, while bis
statements In regard to the trust and its earn
ings are of a most decidedly encouraging kind.
Tue general market continnrs strong, and alter
the publication of the bank statement showing
a smaller decrease in reserve tban was antici
pated, tbe best prices of tbe day were made
aud tbe feeling at the close was In favor of
better prices next week.
The following table snows tne prices orsctlve
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected dally for Tin DtsrATCH by
WUITNET ASTXruKNBON. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers or .New York Stocx xcuange, 67 fourth ave
. Jf ssjj
Am. Cotton OU.
Atcn.. lou. A s.
Central of New Jersey.l28j(
Cheubeakt A Uhio
C. Bur. (Jan. t. ....108V4J
C, JI11. & SU Paul... 7JM
C. 1111.4 St-'P.. or.. ..117
C. Koca I. A P ....101
c. st. l. & ruts ....
C St. P.. il. AU
c Bt. r..jt.co.. pr. ....
C 4 .Northirestern....ll3H
C.i Northwestern, pf. ....
a, a, c. 41 71K
u., v., U.11., pi. ...uu
Col. Coal It Irou ,
Col. & HocKlair Vsl ,
Del.. L. 4 vv
Del. & Hudson
Denver 4 Kloli.. di.
E.T.. Vs.4Ua ....
E.T..VS. tOa. 1st pf, ..,.
E. 1.. Va. A Ua. 2d pf. ....
lUlnols Central. ....
Lake trl va estern... ....
Lake Erie A West. pi.. MM
Lake Snore AM. S.....1MH
LOulsvlllei Nashville. ",
Mlcliljrin Central 93
Mobile 4 Ohio
Mo.. Kan. 4 Texas.... 12H
Missouri faolflc 75
New Vork Central lOSK
N. .. L.E. VV 10
N. I., C 431, Li
n. i., c. 4 st. L. pr.
N.V.. tt 4Hl.L.MDf ....
N. X4.M. E 49
N. V., o. W . ISJf
orrolk western... is
Norfolk A Western. PL ....
Northern fact Or
Nortnern Paclne nref. 71 K
Ohio 4 Mississippi..... ....
Oregon Improvement. ....-
Oregon rranscon 3S
Pacific alall MS
I'eo. Dec. A trans.
I'hlladel. A Iteadlu.. 4Stf
fullman Palace Car...lg:?
Richmond 4 W. P. T 23
Klchmond 4 W.P.T.pf .. .
St. P., Minn. 4 Man..ll5H
St. L. 4 San Kran
St. L. A San Fran pf.. ...
st.L. A San r. 1st pi
Texas 1'aelfle Z0K
Union Haeinc toii
Wabash preferred Ki
Western Union H
Whirling A L. .,..., 7If
burar Trust S0
National Lead Trnst.. 3S4
Chicago Uas Trnst.... UH
-n-.. -. 1 1 ,1 ,1-
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. Ho. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Mew York Stock x-
Pennsrlvanta Kallroad .... SIK
unnsio. riSDuraanu wesiern..... v
Lehleh Valler Ms
i-ennrn navigation, 81:
Fifty-two building permits were Issued last
week, representing SI49.4S7.
La Noria is suffering from a very black eye
Hef recovery is almost despaired of.
Tns value of the mortgazes recorded last
week was $287,771. Business was Ujbt
Real estate is Improving in activity all
along the line. All tbe agencies are busy.
Turks was les anxiety to sell Philadelphia
Gas yesterday than a few days before. .Look
out for a boom in it.
Electric Is resting on the shelf awaiting
that decision. It Is noticeable tbat there Is no
anxiety to market it.
Local stocks, with one or two exceptions,
closed tbe week with considerable gains to
their credit. The weak spots weze the min
ers. The Attorney General of the State of New
York bas decided tbat all statements filed with
the Superintendent of Banking by savings
banks are public records, and may he exam
ined by anybody -who applies for the privilege.
On Friday an important transaction In real
estate was consummated in Hazelwood in tbe
sale of two acres, 120 perches of land adjoining
the residence of T. M. Jenkins.for $6,000. There
is more back of this purchase than appears on
tho surface. S
Counterfeit silver dollars made their ap-
peirance at urana forks, nortn Dakota, last
week. A number have been found dated 1878.
Tbey are almost a perfect imitation, but lighter
tban tbe eenulue. There Is sunnoed to hn &
gang of counterfeiters working in the North-
Messbs. ZiHtixnuAN 4 Forshat, tbe ex
change and specie brokers of Wall street, have
discovered tbe existence of a large number of
counterfeit krnnor notes of tbe Pundsvalls
Enskilda Bank of Ruudsvalla, Sweden, dated
1875. Notes of this decoiuluatlon are being
offered in New York which came from San
MARKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat RIninlnlns lis Activity, bnt Prices
Decline Under Depressing Outside In
fluences Final Figures Show
si Fractional Loss All
Chicago The volume of business transacted
m wheat to-day was larger than usual fur tbe
closing day of the week, though smalle than
yesterday and on the day before. Flactua Inns
were withm narrower limits, and after gc
lower opening tbe market weakened a little
more and averaged, most of tbe session, frac
tionally under yesterday's ruling figures: Part
of tbe gossip received was that Dulutb parties
were buying wheat here and that a prominent
local operator was willing to help the crowd
caf. .iiia fypt .1-
break toe marks. If
selling any wbwt
Foreign was Hid to fee "ob te fesee" te-4sy.
A general break of I to Je wae expected by
both the bulls and bears ou the deftreselag in
fluences. Tbe selling pressure, however, wae
not especially htavy until late in the session,
when realizing by longs beeemeqalte large and
General, and December wheat broke toKKc
lay being carried down toSte. Final oIoSibk
figures showed a net decline ot 9c
Corn was moderately active at times. with tbe
feeling developed somewhat easier. The mar
ket opened at about yesterday's closing prices,
was steady for a time, then sold otfje, ruled
quiet and steady, dosing with pear month a
lower and May about the same aa yesterday.
A moderate volume of trade was witnessed
in oats. Prices advanced K0c. May was
sold freely and prices remained steady.
Trading In pork was rather light, ami the feel
ing easier. Deferred deliveries rather weak
and prices declined 15Q0c closing tame.
A light trade reported ia lard; prices 2e
lower, tbe market closing quiet.
Trading was only fair In short Tibs arfd tbe
feeling easier: prices declined 2fi6e, and tbe
market closed steady.
Tbe leading rutures ranrsa aa follows-
WHIAT No. 2. October. MHWmamiQ
OUTc; lcucujuer. ctoopHUJ
Cokn No. 2, October, 8IJ41
November, 8l98Ic: Dvceiuber, 8lK81Hc:
Oats No. 1 October. 1919?ct December,
Mess pork, per bbL Urtnuer, $11 36; No
vember. $9 &4f0 7t)9 52K99 STV: January, $8 35
ffl9 40Sa259flK. '
tr, oer 100 Bs. October, mweapium
6 OIKW ft-Ki November, $6 86 66 90; Janu
arvjjotttKSoOTX. Shoht Bras, per 100 JM. October, $4 9tg
4 9u: November, 75! 80g4 7504 80; January,
H72H94 70. """'
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
firm and unchanged. Ko. 3 spring whear,
80KQ80c: No. 3 spring wheat, UBsSTic;
No. i red. 8C"408O3c. Jlo. 3 eom,81Jic No.
2 oats. l9Jic No. 3 rye. 44WC N. 2 bar
ley, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed. $1 28. Prime tim
othy seed, $1 2L Mess pork, per bbt, $11 GO.
Lard, per 100 pounds, K L6 15. Short ribs
sides (loose), $5 00. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), uncuanged. Short clear sides (boxed),
nncliauged. Sugars Cat loaf, uncbaneecl.
Receipts Flour; 18.000 barrels; wheat, 68,000
bushels; com, MK080 bushels; oats, 182,000
busbils; rye, 18.000 bushels; barley, ,)
bushels. Shipments Flour, 27.W0 barrel:
wheat, 13.000 bnsheli; corn. 560,000 bushels:
oats. 61.000 bushels; rye, 3,000 bushels; barley,
On tbe Produce Exchange tvday the butter
market was dull but steady. Eggs, blank.
NOT AFKAID OF BUBS.
Aroostook Girls Fear Mice Mock
Than Tbey De Bralo.
IIMCTAL TXLIOBAM TO THI DIsrATOK.
BahGok, Me., September 23. Last year
John West, of PortJge Lake, Aroostook
County, caught a young cub bear, and tied
him Op In a barn. The cab seemed con
tented at first, bnt toon became restless,
broke bis fastening and escaped into the
woods with a piece of the chain
around his neck. A few weeks ago
one of Mr. West's daughters went
ontto drive the row home from pasture,
when she caught light of young brain in
the edge of the woods. She returned to tbe
house, and securing the assistance of her
elder sister and a dog, went back after the
Tbe cnb wouldn't be coaxed bsck to tbe
house, so the eirls got s long pole, and after
driving him Into a hole under a log, at
tached the chain to the middle of- the stick,
and one at either end, dragged him.
struggling back home. Aroostook girls, like
all their iez, are afraid of mlee, but they
don't mind bears.
CVLB. A. Kates.
At Homestead on Sunday, Oetoher 8, a
meeting will be beld to start a branch.
Amee'lngwasheld but Sunday at Nobles
town, Several names were signed to aa appli
cation for a charter.
On next Tbnrsdsr evening a meeting will
be held in Soho. District Deputy P. V Gal
lagher and others will explain tbe association.
A meeting will be held in Wheellne tbis
afternoon. 11 will be addressed by 3. A. Burns.
of Allegheny, the Supreme Deputy for West
Virginia, and J. W, Sullivan, of Pittsburg,
Grand Deputy of Fennstlvania.
Where Did He Gat That Half
"W. S. Brown, of 520 "Ward street, was
yesterday presented with a valuable
hat by District Attorney Orlady, of Hant-
Jngtnn county, and other friends, as a token
of bis services daring the Johnstown disas
ter. Mr. Brown's store was crowded yes
terday with people admiring the wonderful
chapeau, and he intends to pnt it on exhi
bition in his window,
Not In I ho Parks.
City Solicitor Blphinstone, of Allegheny,
yesterday notified the Duff Manufacturing
Company to secure another site. The elec
tric light plant will be erected where their
works now are, at the corner of Marian
avenue and Martin street. It seems the
Duff lease was never signed by the com
pany, and they are tenants at will, and
compelled to vacate with three months' no
tice. 'When baby was stele we gave her Castorta,
When she was a Child, sheet led for Castoria,
Wben she became Miss, lie clung to Castoria,
When she had Cbildien,suo gave them Castorta
WANTED. BY A
First-Class Bmm2 House in MM,
as correspondent, a gentleman of high stand
ing, who has a large acquaintance among local
capitalists and merchants, and can place in
vestment bonds and command some stock bnsl
oes. With such an one a libs ral arrangement
will be made. Addre-s, stating experience and
references, BONDS, PostoOce box 8997. New
York City. se7d
-irrHlTNEY S BTEPHEUSON,
a FOURTH AVENtJE.
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. Drere-l,
Morgan & Co , New York. Passports procured.
Railroad Mining fill l1
Stocks. Stocks, UIL JO
innfiin1 awti so 5h ?"!.
either on Krnr Ynrlr
an Francisco, Pbiudi
elnhla nr RrAirm TT-r.
Loans made at low rates ot Interest,
id 1876. 43-Weekly Clrcmlir PRRR
''v,:i,ul, w- ' Brosdway, K. Y.
JOHN M. OAKLEY & CO,,
BANKERS AND BSOKEB&
Members Chicago-Board of Trade aad
Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange.
45 SIXTH ST.. Pittsburg.
BIALTO BUILDEfO, Csleago.
A Home Security,
Rye Per Cent Merest)
v FREE OF TAXES.
The Fidelity Title and Trust Company offera
for sale, at SI 02K and accrued interest, a lim
ited number ol ijo-vearflrst mortgage bonds of
the H. O. Flick Coke Cornpanv. tbe capital
stock of which Is 5.U)O,08Q. fully paid In.
These bonds are redeemable by a sinking
fund at tbe rate of f 100.080 per annum, at II OS,
commencing Julv 1, 1804, Interest being pa vable
semi-annually, January and July 1, at tbe
office of this company.
We have carefully examined Into tbe sound
ness of this security, andean rtcommead Uas
one ot tbe most desirable investments on the
FIDELITY TITLE ATRTJBT COMPANY,
121 128 Fourth avenne,
KU48 Pittsburg, fa.
Tr Ttttis of a Street
MR. J0HH STAJB V
It k seMea At. sIm average
the varies street nil war
steps e tbe r aad gives bit fetch I
eoadoeter, or drop It Io me ke-x, it
nappes to oe or Hie KiM geewa asp
"bebtH," gives saefe tttaa a eeisiay I
at tbe driver of the vebiete. Met H
a thought pass Hregli hie sis4 e,
trials asd haHf4tiM.aT.ste ksiffct es
ribbeoe. While the penssvfir la
sheltered froa tfee wiiHry Week,
sun's bet rays, lis Mver, if
position exposed Mr tbe sJaet aatt
the wlatermonthe, ad tbia4ee aW 1
heavy rains in tM. m tetter- M ft '
was riding on tbe front tttsttfens tt
the short line cars that rsa la Msmsl
Is Allegheay, be eeuiaed we twKowissrj
Kreeiiug mtertiew irom Jesw sns, .
jaannaitan street, Allegftenjr.
"Mr trouble hid existed ewer suri
It was hereditary tim my Mktr, w4se
01 iue same eauee. 1 wae epeotftatr
with pbysiciaae and fer seeefteiM ea
sily, bat ooaW etaia m reifeC Jfsy j
anu neaa were ttefpM p. jmt t
iru wouiu eiog up agxi nm tM 1
throat wae sore, aad I bed great
swallowing my teed. I had a steft, I
pais over my eyes, watea w
grew worse, ex lead ing Mtiretv
head asd down tbe baek of toy afc. XV
wuam on wiia water, aaa were sen
inflamed that I bo a Id seareeW ess
was s constant bulling sad rteeWi
u wj crs.
Afr. John Staib. KO Manhutfx ,
"Thiscontinaediorsonit! tuu 1
ting much worse or much taltc,. stfijj
ouiy wnuin me jest year or twe sfjst J
ixed that the trouble had ealushsT'sl
was in a serious condition. JCy aijpf
cane restless. I wH write m tumor
II l were chotciajrj TlHsf a ,
back of matter freea air sWetsi imtts
tnroat. Jly Breataing wae labeeesi w
ficult. There was seeeetkiiisr Mm b 1
on ray enesi preseiag unwa. ttaesi 1
these would leave bh eatireiy sail I
iik next aay. as if mis war
dry. hacking oah set ie
would have seeh hard eo 'fcla 1
I would be eeaapletely pros trs sed 1
alter. My appetite failed see.
grr, tt tbe verv slzht er mi 1
I had to foree dawn what IMrl
and the food would lie like a I
BT stomach, easeine a
with an Incllaatlon ta veit.
-ia tne last; year 1 ooM se,1
trouble was extesxUaft feetaay aasl f i
ting wefK mora ran WW Nsm
slightest exertion weM ft)j
fast. Then the nalpiitte
towed by a slew, imgwlar
reiiflgoffaiat4Mse. I Had
nrehest. raaala tbftuks(
blade. They were so severe a4 1
almost take my Bream awev.
told me I had cousuraptten. I gassr
and tbin so rapidly that I Mt MM sj
npmvwort Some tine aaja 1
pr. Cnpelaad aad lr. I wee t atf
could afford, so 1 plaeed ayseK sm
"Itwasnotleeg until I aeKeed a'h
menu My Bead beeame eer, 1 1
got no In tbe BaerniM feelhwpet
heartily and rH Bed waatlsM eat;..
more wouuio wiia ay ueaneg er atf 1
VllU);U 161 li CUD KQ4.UH plS (B I
geared, my heart doe not 1
ave no more feellec of fefi
to-dav a nerfeetlv well bub. asd
that I owi my reeorry ta Sea, I
Mr. Stalb lives at the address
and this statememeat can he tisilty 1
Additional Xvldeaee T ItfatWl
A short time ago Mr. Jeka-fTJi
mi .! r -I 1
vyoicago junction, v., piaeea 1
treatment by mail with Dr. I
Blair. In writing about his treofcle I
"Two years ago I was ill wish
mrA naveo fnllsa sanaifsk1 fvMJKi 4 1
muA ubivi iuej iwivivts nvn r j
not sleep at night, Tbe mucas waal
back into mv throat, and I woala"
feeling as though I was chokig.J
scabs woulU coifie rom my nostrils vW
I used m handkerehief. Thev wessl 1
be streaked with- blood. My eyesjfw
auecveu auu were cuuHBisaiiy re
watery substance. I was unable teat
my duties, leeiing wear asd Hfed
time. I had a hacking- conga asd-1
noises io my ears. GradaaJI v I oe4
was becoming deal I wsald hTeT1
spells and my memory railed saa, ill
pains in ray chest aud had bo appetUeg
"jl snort time aiier j-commeoee-t a
with Dn Copeland & BUirla!
Improvement. The dropping m say I
stopped, my cough and te awema lg(
chest left me. lean Bow ktMBaad eat 1
The result has been a great earyrfse tsTi
as I bad given up an nope of ever
well apaln." '?!
About the middle 0 last VarXlaal
J. eoraer, 01 2try.&rea street, Jeea
Pa., placed henelt under treutaseist t
with Drs. Copeland 8e Sietr. HIi
ber case by letter Just nrevress se M
above mentioned she eemplaiaed aljt
neadacnes, imioweo ay speM eflv
wuicn woaia eorapei ner te msb-i
noun, alter waien see weata m
worn out. sharp Mia la tse Iwam
ihrouch to the shoulder biadM. 1
by others In ber stoaaeb aid sWe.
un June y see wrote: "issf bh
far me rood. I lo set feel eottfea.i
bas onlv ached twice, aad that mi
fresh cold I caozbt."
On JulyZberTettersuted thatahei
Ine very well.
August 28 she wrote: "I feel sMteeJ
different wobmb from tae oe I weVjwfl
Seme time ago Mr. Ma WHsats, aJ
ourg, ra., piaeea niDHeii uiwer if
mail, wttb lira. Coueland Bteir.
his case by latter early la July. Be
ox a tail, neavy leriisg n se hi
eves, a bad taste In (be aeatk.
ralslBg tvUetTBi. diaiatss nf sstbt
in the chest, with a tight, pweaed i
soreness In tbe langs aad a weak
condition of tbe limbs.
July 96 he wrotet "lamttBaeeT
feel ever so much better than I sw
August 143 he wrote: "Ifeelltkaa
iw from the ose I was whea Issmm
treatment, aad I am auite wttltac I
stateBient of what year trwWawK kwR
me sbeaia be aacta w tee pepeM."
Are leeatad BenaaasaUr atj
66 SIXTH AYE
Where they treat witeftaeeees tM 1
OfSee hours-e to 11 A. x.; 1 ta f r.,
p. w. (Sunday Included). "
EASK4 Of tM JEXJV JUUt,
BS. COPBLAXf 1