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BHE SOLDIER'S DBEAH
'A Thanksgiving Evening Bivouac on
a Southern Battlefield.
SLEEPING IN THE MUD AND KA1N.
A Wearj Warrior's Yision of louth, Homo
AWAKEXED BT THE BATTLE'S EOAE
rWRITTXN FOB THE DISPATCn.l
"Onr bugle sang truce when the night cloud
And the sentinel stars kept their watch In
the 6k v;
A thousand bad sunk on the ground overpow
ered. The wear; to sleep and the wounded to die"
It is Thanksgiving evening.
Ail dsy long through the pouring rain,
through mud churned into a sticky, pasty
mass by the feet of men and hors:s, and cut
into deep sullies by the ponderous wheels,
without rest, with scarce a morsel to eat,
save that hurriedly snatched from the hav
ersack, cold, wet, footsore and weary, the
column has held its way, till at nightfall,
for the first time, comes the welcome order
Thanksgiving evening; what a contrast!
Far away in the North, in the homes which
these men are seeking to defend, there is
comfb.t and good cheer; there is music and
there is dancing; the sound of happy voices,
and if, perchance, a shadow falls when now
and then comes a thought of the absent, it is
quickly raised, for realization is not there,
and then is jt not Thanksgiving? But what
is tbcw to give thanks for here? To these
thousands of exhausted, famished men this
is the eve of battle, and to many the eve of
death, for them there is no music to-night
but the mournful sough of the wind through
the leafless brunches, no comfort but a bit of
hardtack washed down, perhaps, by a
draught of bitter, black coffee, and after
that a bed on the cold earth 'neath the
dripping skies. Xo comfort. Stay; there
is one, one thing at least to be thankful for,
it is rest, sleep, and in the land of dreams
to forget. Not dreams of blood and car
nage,of bardshipand wretchedness. O, no,
for be.ore its kind fairy, who there leads the
wanderer on, evil things and darkness fly.
"What U it that is passing through the
mind of that stalwart fellow, who with sev
eral of his comrades, has thrown himself
down at the foot of yon lofty pine? What
is it that makes the hard lines on
that weather-beaten face soften, and
causes the sleeper to look almost
as if he were young again, and
why that smile? the smile that his mother
might have remembered as bis when a boy.
The answer is simple; it is because he is a
boy, a boy again. Time to him was turned
backward in its flight and the rain that is
splashing heavily around and upon him is
the gentle patter of a summer shower falling
upon the roof of the old, red barn at home,
the old, red barn, wherein on rainy days
like this one, he and other lads, hsppy
in a respite from work or school, were wont
to enjoy themselves as only countrv boys
know how. Or he is coming through the
meadows, through the long, sweet grass,
over which the shadows are creeping from
the "West, with dog at his heels, and the
lazy cows, with tinkling bell note, rambling
on before. How pleasant and peaceful it is,
in the barnyard where the milking is
THE TINGE OF BLOOD.
He sees it all jnst as it used to be, and
yet, 'tis fanny, but why does that reddish
tinge on the creamy foam, cast by the light
of the setting sun, make him think of
blood? He stirs uneasily but does not
awake. Uo, not yet 'Twas but a rocket
that for a moment illumined with sickly
glare the misty darkness the boom of some
distant gun. The opposing watch fires,
like the many eyes of two riant monsters
who will at dawn fly at each others' throats,
plow sullenly and red; the rain is still Jail
ing, bat thesoldier sleeps on.
Again with the changing scene he is
seated at bis father's well-spread table on
this same Thanksgiving Day. Faces
smile merrily into his; faces that he has
not seen lor many a day, and some that have
long been dust. How happy he is, and
what an appetite ! How delicious the smell
of the old gobbler, staffed to the bursting
point with luscious dressing; and that plum
pudding what fragrance in its steam 1
Once more waves the fairy wand,
and as a young man he has
scored his first great success. No
matte; what : 'tis a modest one
enough, no doubt, but to him it is great, and
so thinks she to whom he is telling it, to
gether with another story the only one that
never grows wearisome w ith repeating. How
pleased is the girl; how she smiles, and,
blushing, looks down only to raise her eyes
again the next moment to the eager, confi
dent face of her young lover. Little she
guesses what will happen ere they two hare
trodden life's path to its ending; that the
future is to tell. And so the pictures come
and go, bnt always touched with light, as
gaily roams the warrior through the happy
past, till all too soon the morning star is
"What was that! Surely not the crowing
of a cock, of the honest, old chanticleer,
whose load clarion was wont to herald the
day in the long ago? If yes, then has his
voice become strangely altered; it is a
shriek, a scream, like 'the wail of a lost
soul, the warcrv of a demon. And those
other sounds; what can they be? Is it?
Soldier arise, 'tis the shriek oi the shell that
fills thy dream ear, the roll of the alarm
drum, the thunder of cannon. The combat,
which had raged the day before, has opened
again, even sooner than was expected, by a
sadden, combined movement of the whole
Confederate line. It is a rude awakening,
indeed, but the gallant fellows are no slug
gards. Before the quick commands of
"Fall in there! fall inl Close up!" are
scarce uttered, every man is on
his feet Hunger, weariness, all are forgot
ten, and in their place gleaming in every
eve and throbbing in every nerve is the
wild, fierce thrill ot battle. Crash! the
ground shakes. The rising sun, bursting
through the cloud rack, touches for an in
stant the crimson and blue of the starry
banner and gilds the polished steel, then is
swallowed up again in another cloud, from
out of whose depths blazes the death light
ning. Men fall, singly, by twos and threes,
and here and there by scores, but the gaps
thus formed close quickly, and grim and
defiant the veterans stand firm, waiting for
the order to charge.
It comes at last and with ringing cheers
away they go down the slope and across
the fields where lately waved the golden
grain, bnt where now another harvest is
being reaped; over fences and yonder wall
of stone to where blue and gray seem to
mingle and flame meets flame in sheets of
withering fire. Listen to the death rattle,
for sorely that crash of musketry is nothing
else. It sounds all the plainer now that the
deeper thunder of the batteries covering the
advance is for the moment hushed. There
is music enough this morning, but 'tis of a
kind that the turkey-stuffing, cbampague
gnzzling stay-at-homes would hardly care to
dance to. Louder and loader sounds this
dreadful music Hotter and fiercer
wages the fight, advanced, forced
back, a point gained here and there another
lost, writhing like monstrous serpents,
straggle the serried lines until can it be?
Tes; the blue falters, wavers and then back
ward reels, while above the howling of the
awful storm peals again and again the rebel
yell. They fly; the forces of the Union flee
headlong in mad disaster, and see! To
complete the route, from away to the right
into the crowd of wild-eyed, frantic men
sweep the horses of rebellion, crushing,
trampling with cruel hoo's, and the bright
sabers, now red, fall and rise and fall again.
Is the day lost, and does treason triumph?
Eo; there is a stop. The stone wall lately
passed is reached again and the boys rally.
The rebel horsemen pause, too, In their mur
derous work, for upon them comes a band of
other riders headed by one whose golden
curls lead on to victory. "Custer! Coster!"
bursts from 10,000 throats, and Custer it is.
Straight for the haughty Southern cavaliers
ride the farmer boys of the .North. Horse
rears against horse, steel rings with steel;
there is a perfect feast o! blows,
a trampling, a rushing to and
fro and the tide of battle
turns. Before the Confederate legions can
recover from the confusion into which that
gallant charge has thrown them reinforce
ments have arrived and victory is won. But
at what cost? Ask the dead, the bloody
heaps of slain, the things that so late were
men. Listen to those cries of agony that,
now that the war cloud has spent its
thunder, are filling all the air; think of the
tears, the aching hearts, the bitter, hopeless
longing for those who will never come
again; ask the widow and the orphan.
Oh, war, war, savage war! thou art indeed
terrible. Yet there is in thy dread spirit
something that we could ill do without, for
from the ground sown with blood and tears
springs future good, and man learns "wbat
a noble thing it is to suffer and be strong."
c. ai. B. A.
Brother E. V. Lacber,of Branch 13, Is work
ing up a branch on Troy HilL
A meetingwill be held at Elizabeth on
Sunday next, December 1, to sort a branch,
-Brothers F. J. Albrect and J. Mohn are
nuking an effort to start a branch in St Phlio
mena's parish, Ninth itard.
District Deputy J. A. SLeily. of McKees-
Eort. will pay an official visit to Branch 64, of
raddock, at their next meeting.
A meeting will bo "held at Tarentum this
afternoon to start a branch. Several members
from Pittsburg will go up on the 125 train.
All the branches will nominate officers at
their last meeting this month; also two repre
senutires to the Advisory Council and also one
representative and one alternate to the next
Branch 43. of St Peter's ptrish in Alle
gheny, has passed tne 100 mark in membership.
Brancb 67, of St. Andrew's, says they will soon
catch No. 43. Tbeyaro hustlers in 67. They
have gained 25 per cent in membership in two
Brancb 54, of Sharpsburg, held an open
meeting on last Wednesday evening; also. No.
45. or Lawrenceville, held an open meeting on
tauuday evening. Several applications for mem
bership in both branches Is the result of the
At the reunion of Brauch No.1, of Titus
rille, to be held next Wednesday evening, the
following State officers will be present: JB.
Fox, of Bradford. Grand President: J. W. Sul
livan, of Pittsburg. Grand First Vice Presi
dent; Jas. A. bkelly, of McKeesport, Grand
PittsburgConcIave contemplates holding a
reception in December.
The increase in membership Is general
throughout the j unsdiction.
The officers ot Conclaves for the ensuing
year will be elected in December and installed
-Industry Conclave No. 84 has five appli
cants ready for initiation and several applica
Charles E. Cornelius, Esa- Deputy of Dis
trict No. 2. will officially visit Southside Con
clave No. 76 to-morrow evening.
Las: Monday evening J. K. Moorhead Con
clave had three Initiates, committees reported
on four applicants and received five new appli
cations. N ot so bad for one night.
The entertainment given by Monongahela
Conclave No. 139, on Tuesday last, and that
given by Amity No. 8S. on Friday evening last
were both highly successful In every respect.
The Fraternal Congress, held in Boston No
vember 12 and 13, considered many measures
important to the orders composing the Con
gress. Full reports will soon be published in
pamphlet form for distribution. The next an
nual session will be held in this city.
Dr. Hallockhas drawn his card from No. 4S,
and placed it in home lodge at Massillon, O.
The Sexennial Leagne immediately after
the great disaster came to Johnstown with re
lief and have now an energetic lodge estab
Brother F. M. Liop IsDeputy Supreme Pres
ident for the Pittsburg district, and we expect
to bear from him soon, as he has a new lodge in
Allegheny almost ready for institution and
otbeisin some of the neighboring towns.
The Sexennial League has now 85 lodges
and over 4,009 members, and has been organ
ized only 13 months. Has a membership of
i.bw in r nuaaeipnia -arene. .rmsDurg noage
No. 48 meets every first and third Thursdays of
each month at hall. No. SS Fifth avenue. There
will be several initiations next meeting night,
Jr. O. U. A. M.
Welcome Council No. 134, Jr. O. TJ. A. 1L.
will attend services at the Main btreet M. K.
Church on Sunday. November 24, at 1030 A. M.
Bev. Beacnm will officiate.
A new council is to be instituted Saturday
evening, November 30, In Allegheny City. The
charter is now open at Christy's music store,
No. 61 Cbestnnt street, Allegheny. The coun
cil is to be called John A. Armstrong No. 91.
William Penn Council No. 64, Junior Order
United American Mechanics, will present the
Washington school house with a nag to float
over the new school bouse, at the corner of
Sycamore and Bertha streets. A rousing time
is expected. David Miles has agreed to provide
40 or 53 trained singers, who will give variety to
8. K. of A. O. TJ. W.
Comrade McKte, of No. 10, was at his best
on Thursday evening, and was continually
looking up the Colonel, and thanking him for
having saved his (AIcKee's) life while at camp
The reception of the First Regiment was a
great success, financially and otherwise. The
legions were all well represented, and a more
pleasant affair could not be imagined. The
comrades in their bright uniforms made a
brilliant appearance, and they never appeared
to a better advantage .than on this occasion.
It is to be hoped that the comrades of each and
every legion will render due thanks to the
press of the city for kind consideration.
I. O. O. F.
The good work has fairly began and goes
bravely on in all the lodges in the two cities,
initiations and degree work at the regular
meetings being the order of the day.
Brotbor John H. Short, of No. 24. has the
sympathy of all the membership in this juris
diction In the loss of his very interesting little
child, who died suddenly during the past week.
JAPANESE WARE BAZA AH.
Grand Holiday Display.
This department will close January 1,
1890, making it an exclusive holiday dis
play, uan ana see our wonaenui selection.
Wit Haslage & Son,
18 Diamond (Market square).
Drnwlnc to a Close.
If you are in search of bargains in dry
goods, carpets and rugs go to the immense
bankrupt sale at 723 and 725 Liberty street,
corner Eighth, during the coming week.
The assignee is determined that everything
must go regardless of price in order that he
can make a prompt settlement with the
Apoetkait or photograph by Dabbs
will make an acceptable Christmas present
His gallery will be open Thanksgiving
Eye-oiASSES and spectacles to suit your
eyes. I have had long experience. My
charges are very reasonable.
Alio Loch, 145 Federal.
Fine watches a specialty, low prices a
certainty, at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave.
The Cnnary Is the Finest
Flavored oyster in the market
Use Dr. Griffith's Ta-va-zon for the blood,
liver, kidneys and nerves. 301 Grant st
Don't Buy Inferior Oritera
"When yon can get the Canary brand.
F. & Vs. Pittsburg beer grows in favor
every year. Kept by all dealers.
"When tiaby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Chfldren,she gave them Castorla
NOT WEN A KIPPLE
Caused in Business Circles by the
Failure of the Lawrence Bank.
EVERYTHING IS IN GOOD SHAPE.
Timely Talk on the Interesting Subject of
Kext Spring's Flitting.
FAEMEfiS CUP OFF FK0M THE HAERED
Notwithstanding a bank failure and
continuons bad weather last week influ
ences sufficient to paralyze business in any
other city the general trade movement was
spirited in quality and large in volume,
being $2,024,000 greater than for the corres
ponding time last year, showing a degree of
prosperity that should be gratifying to the
business part of the community and discour
aging to the croakers.
The only shrinkage in values was in the
speculative commodities stocks and oil
and these were depressed simply by reason of
the withdrawal of support.
The sensation of the week In financial circle
was the failure ot tha Lawrence Bank, a
private institution operating under State law,
bnt the only effect it had upon the business of
the city was to make bankers a little more
cautious in scrutinising collateral for loans.
Outside of the banks the failure was discussed
and put aside as an ordinary incident having
no special bearing upon the general trade of
Reports on the street yesterday afternoon
were to the effect that depositors, it not paid in
full, would recover at least 75 per cent The
bank wants reasonable time to enable It to
make the most of its assets, and this should not
be refused, as to act hastily would inevitably
result In the sacrifice of much valuable prop
erty. The change of moving day is essential to the
health and comfort of a large part of the com
munity. Tenants should impress this upon
their landloras and urge them to sign the
agreement Prompt action is "necessary to
secure the benefit of the change next year.
A lite-long friend of W. W. Young, President
of the Lawrence Bank, thus writes:
To the Hnanclal Editor of The Dispatch:
Whatever may be the outcome of the unfortu
nate failure which has agitated financial circlet
for a few days past, there is one thing sure, that
the bnBlness integrity of W. W. Young will come
ont unscathed. He has, no doubt, done unwise
things let him who has not cast the first stone
bnt the public may rest assured there Is no
crookedness. Mr. Young bat a big heart, and
when he saw friends In financial straits was ever
ready to extend a helping hand. A truer. Under
friend 1 never knew. Be is generous to a fault.
When the whole story of the Lawrence Bank
trouble Is told It will bo found that W. W. Young
has been more "sinned against than sinning."
He has been made a scapegoat for others' delin
quencies. When he saw a friend In straits there
was no man readier to-help, and his generous na
ture has brought upon him burdens sufficient to
crush the bravest soul. A little chanty for a kind
and true-hearted man In the deeps will be timely
now. East End.
House renting promises to be quite lively
next spring. Applications are already being
made, and in a month there will be a perfect
rush, unless all signs should fait The demand,
so far, is principally for five and six-roomed
houses or flats, within 15 or 20 minutes of the
postofflce, and costing from $20 to $55 a month.
There are two classes of people in Pittsburg
who would use flats if they conld get just
wbat they want Ono class wants everything
on one floor, so as to do away with the dumb
waiter. This is easy to do here, where natural
gas is so generally used as to easily secure a
constant supply of hot water, and no coal to
carry. The other class would be satisfied with
the New York stylo of flats rooms en snite,
dumb-waiter and servants downstairs. This
'demand for flats should Interest capitalists
who are on the lookout for investments which
would pay 10 or 15 per cent
The supply of tenements, from all indica
tions, will fall far short of the demand. Very
few of those now occupied will be vacated, un
less under compulsion, and the newcomers,
whose name will be legion, will be compelled to
do considerable hustling to secure quarters,
notwithstanding the large number of houses
erected during the year. Whole houses, as
stated, are, and will be scarce. There is little
probability of a material advance in rental,
except, perhaps, in specially desirable business
There Is a dearth of business houses, which
may serve owners as a pretext for advancing
prices. This is another pointer for capitalists.
A city of the sue and Importance of Pittsburg
should see to it mat mil opportunity be given
for the expansion of business, which cannot be
done so long as there are insufficient accommo
dations for it.
As usual there will be a large movement
toward the suburbs, and rents will undonbtedly
have an upward tendency, as a natural result
of quicker transit and extensive street im
Tenants should insist upon their landlords
signing the agreement for changing moving
day. The only persons having valid reasons for
opposing the change are the doctors.
The weather last week was not of the kind
that brings joy to the hearts of the people en
gaged in outdoor occupations. The English
epithet ''beastly" describes it perfectly. It may
not have rained cats and dogs, but almost
everything else came down. City streets were
a 'terror to dainty pedestrians, and country
roads simply horrible, and are likely to remain
in that condition the rest of the season. Farmers
living at any considerable distance from the
railroads are as completely shut ont of a mar
ket for their produce as if none existed.
Builders, of course, suffered from the weather
as much as other people. Still they were not
knocked out entirely, bnt made considerable
progress on bouses under roof, and did a good
deal between showers to complete foundations.
The number of permits issued during the week
was 39, and the estimated cost of the improve
The Pittsburg Incline Company Is doing a
good deal to develop property in the Thirty
first ward, Knoxville and Beltzhoover boroughs.
The new freight and passenger incline is being
pushed forward as rapidly as possible. It starts
on Washington street, between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets, and lands at the intersection
of Washington, Brownsville and Arlington ave
nues. Thirty-first ward (AUentown). The work
will be completed April L, 18901
It Is unnecessary to point out the results that
will attend this enterprise. It means much to
the Southside generally, but very much more
to hill property on that side of the river.
"Will the bank failure have a bad effect upon
the real estate market:"
This question was put to a prominent Fourth
avenue agent yesterday evening. His reply
Not the least It will be a benefit It will
cause people to buy real estate1 who never
bought before. They know it is safe. I sold a
lot in the Twenty-second ward this morning to
a man who would, have made a different invest
ment but for the bank failure. Many others
will follow his example. Tho fact Is, real es
tate is the best and safest thing that money can-
be put Into and people are fast nnddlnglt one"
Not Stack Tim. nnd Values Yield
Natural gas stocks continued their downward
career yesterday, led by Philadelphia. Even
Bridgewater joined the funeral procession.
The tractions 1ere not much better, although
the belief that they have a rosy future prevents
them from falling hopelessly into the rut.
Railroad shares, on the other hand, were firm,
concessions being refused. There was an act
ive demand for bank, insurance, and bridge
stocks, which in some cases showed advances.
It should be said, perhaps, that the weakness
of the market was due more to the absence of
support than anything else, although the bank
failure and bad wea tier exerted a depressing
The dm f8rlynMetire' properties'
was at the lowest p6int of the week. Total sales
were 190 shares. Details follow:
Pitts. Pet. Stock & Metal Ex...
SAKE STOCKS. ., . . .
Bank or Pittsburg J
Exchange IN atlonal Bank... so
First National Bank, Pittsburg 17
Iron City National Bank
Masonic Bank..... !
Merchants & Manufacturers' Na. Bank.107 .
Mechanics' National Bank. 64
Metropolitan National Bank.., 100
Mononcrahela National Kank... ........113
Odd fellows' Savings Bank 6S
Pittsburg Nat. Bank of Commerce 235
People's National Bank..., .153
Third National Bank 1SJ
German National, Allegheny 150
ileal Estate Loan and Trust Co.. 80
second National Bank. Allegheny..... OT
Third National, Allegheny 137
Alleghenv Insuranoe Co , Si
City -a ....
Citizen 3? 40
German American. 51 ....
Humboldt 41 50
Man. &. Mer 43
Western Insurance Co.... CO
Allegheny Gas Co. (Ilium.) 39
Consolidated Gas Co. (Ilium.) SS
Pittsburg las Co. (Ilium.) 64 .-
boutbslde Gas Co. (ilium.) !5
NATUIUI. GAS STOCKS.
Allegheny Beating Co 100 110
Pennsylvania Gas Co Wi 14
Philadelphia Co S0 30tt
OIL COMPANY STOCKS.
Columbia Oil Co 2H 3
passexqek railway stocks.
Central Traction 33S4 Zi'i
Citizens' Traction 63V W ,
Pleasant Yalley MK KH
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester.SSS
Pitts. & Connellsvllle SO
Pittsburgh Lake Erie CO
Pitts. June. B. K. Co 30
Pitts., McK. & Yough. K. B. Co 60
Pitts., Oln. & St. Louis Jt 58
Pitts., Va. & Charleston K. It. Co 3S
Pitts. & Western K. K. Co U MX
Pitts, fk Western a. It. Co. pref X
IT. Y. 4 Cleveland Gas Coal Co 37
Northern Liberties 80
Monongahela Bridge. Z5
Point Bridge 5
La Norla Mining Co H H
Luster Mining Co 10 SO
lankee Girl Mining Co 3X
ELECTEIC LIGHT STOCKS.
, Bid. Asked.
Westlngbouse Electric 473t
Monongahela Navigation Co 75 ....
Blonongahela Water Co 33
Union btorage Co 75
Westlngbouse Air Brake Co 1)4
Westlngbouse Brake Co., Llm 63
Pittsburg Cyclorama Co 5 10
Sales were 10 shares of Philadelphia Oas at
S0, 25at30H. EOatSO, 50 Central Traction at
33H, 60 at 33, 10 Switch and Signal at 19, and 25
Citizens' Traction at 69.
Trie total sales of stocks at New i ork yester
day were 126.058 shares, including: Atchison,
8.275; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
2,700: Louisville and Nashville, 2,225; North
western, 1,519; Northern Pacific, preferred,
4,485; Oregon Transcontinental, i325; Pacific
Mail, 2,060: Reading, 7,200: Kichmona and West
Point, 2,819; St Paul, 2,830: Union Pacific,
In This Hnppy Commuuliy, as Shown by
That business in Pittsburg is on a substantial
basis of activity is demonstrated by the Clear
ing House report, which shows a gain in ex
changes over the corresponding week last year
of J2,024,774 20.
The week in financial circles closed yesterday
with a good supply of funds and a fair demand
from the best class of borrowers merchants
and manufacturers. There was no trouble to
get money on good collateral at 6 per cent, but
outsiders were taxed a little more. The talk
cf tight money, frequently heard the past few
days, is misleading. There is no tightness, no
squeeze, but nono to throw away, and more
caution is exercised in discounting. Gilt-edged
paper is wanted.
The Clearing Honse report shows that pros
perity is uninterrupted. It is as follows:
lesterdav's exchanges s 2.15.031 2(1
Yesterday's balances 3C9 910 47
Week's exchanges', 13.723,803 46
JJallv average 2,28,13174
Week's balances I,01.j,018 05
Exchanges week of 1S33 1I,7M,C34 28
Balances week of 1SSS 1,874,914 47
Gain for week over 1683 2,024,774 SO
Money on call at New York yesieraay was
easy at 5 to 6 per cent. Prime mercantile paper,
6Q7JJ. Sterling exchange quiet and steady
at S4 SOJi for CO-day billsandfl 85 for demand.
Tlie weekly statement of the New York
banks, issued yesterday, shows the following
changes: Reserve, increase, 935,325; loans,
decrease, 007,200; speoie, increase, 450,000;
legal tenders, decrease. $337,400; deposits, de
crease, $3,292,900: circulation, increase, $3 000.
The banks now bold 1,485,200 in excess of tho
25 per cent rule.
Closing Bond Quotations,
TJ. S. 4s,reg 127
U. b.4j. eoun 127
M.K. AT. Geo. 53 59
Mutual Union G3....100Si
N. J. C. Int. Oert...US')i
Northern Pac lits. .115
Northern Pac. 2ds..lll
Northw't'u consols. 143
U. S. 454s, reg 104H
u. b. 4ss, coup,... una
Missouri Ss 102
Tenn. new set. Sa... 109
Tenn. new set. SS....102
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 7S!4
Canada So. 2d M
Cen. Pacl0c.au 113
Den. AK. G., 1SU...I18
Den. &R.G.4S 7W
Krte.2ds 7. 105
Oregon A Trans. es.lOJn
St. 1 41. M. Gen. U 84
St. L.4.S. f. Gen.M.117
St. Paul consols ....127)4
St. PI, CblAPc.lsts.U8
rx., PcL. G.Tr Ks. KM
Tx.,Pc K.G.TT.KCU S7M
union i-ac. lsts...U3
West bhore UH
Jl. K. &T. Gen. 6s.. 67J
Yesterdays bond offerings were as follows
Coupon 4s, ilOO at 127; registered , J9.S50 at
127; registered KS 26,000 at 105
New Yore Clearings, $130,026,037: balances,
55.723,896. For the week Clearings, $789,437,165;
Boston Clearings, $14,300,595; balances,
$1,663,036. For the week Clearings, 895,253,701;
balances, $10,544,576, For the corresponding
week last year Clearings, $37,835,937: balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, $13,362,218; bal
ances. $1,638,498. For the week Clearings,
$79,758,061: balances, 810,642,345.
Baltlmobe Clearings, t2,31D,996; balances,
Lond'on The amount of bullion withdrawn
from tho Bank of England is 51,000.
Paris Three per cent rentes, 87f 53c for
Chicago Bank clearings for the week wero
$72,774,580. against $68,350,812 for the correspond
ing week last year. New York exchange at par.
Money rates continue unchanged at 0 per cent
for call and 73 per cent for time loans.
St. Louis Clearings to-day, $3,130,711;
balances. $503,588. For this week Clearings,
$20,920,553; balances, $3,659,729. For tho same
wees last year, clearings, $17,209,764: balances,
OH Keeps Up Its Reputation for Narrowness
The oil market yesterday presented the same
dull and uninteresting features which had
characterized it the previous days ol the week.
The only strength It had 'was furnished by
shorts covering, giving the bulls a chance to
runup prices. It was a pykers' market pure
and simple, outsiders taking no hand in it
Elements of weakness were a decline in re
fined at Antwerp and reports or good field
prospects in the new district near Shanopin.
Tho market ODened at 109? iiio-ho.c 11M,'
lowest 109, closing 110. Friday's clearances
were 700 Out) barrels. Clearances for tha week
were 3,658,000 barrels. The feeling at the close
favored a stronger and more active market this
A Washington, Pa., telegram was to the fol
lowing purport: The Clark welt which sur
prised the trade by coming in witb a boom, has
increased its production to 15 barrels per hour.
One ot the peculiar features connected with
the striking of this well, is the fact that the
Grayson well, In this territory, which was dry
and had been abandoned, commenced flowing
and is now considered a fair well. Knox No.
20, the McKown gusner. Is reported to have In
creased its production from 25 to 53 barrels ner
The reports from Manntngton that the B toner
well and the oil fields thereabouts bad been
abandoned are without foundation. Four wells
are now drilling In that field and good results
are expected when the drill strikes the sand.
Jennings dfc Co. In Luck.
It is only a week since Jennings & Co. struck
theirgusher on the Davis farm, one and a half
miles from Crafton and one mile southeast of
Arbuckle. This well is still making a 16-barrel
producer an hour, and not drilled in yet. This
developes their SOO-acro leases around it
Yesterday afternoon their Cape farm No. 2,
three and one-quarter miles southwest of pres
ent operations at Brush creek, touched the
sand and started flowing at a 15-barrel ra te per
hour, with Indications of considerable Improve
ment. These wills being in advance are of. U
creurt lapottue aoaTelop ce&uderable
'territory. Bad roads retard operations. Pro
duction can hardly increase much, even with
good wells, and It makes the chances better for
the producer to got a Continued increase in
prico for his oil than at any previous time In
Features of the Market. r
Corrected dally by John M. Oasiey & Co., 45
Sixth street members of lie Pittsburg Petro
Opened KSLowcst IW
uiznea 110UCloied WJ
Average shipments ,
;.cuucu, jjgvr rone i,uc
Keflne.', London. JJf".
Jenned, Antwerp, l7Kf.
ltenned. Liverpool. l-Ud.
Beflned, Bremen, 7.25m.
A B. McQrew fc Co. quote: Puts, $1 09;
Other Oil Markets.
TrrusvnxE. NovemberZS. Opened at $1 09j
highest, $1 lOJi; lowest. $1 09K: closed at $1-10.
Bradford. November 23. Openedat$l 09K:
closed at $1 10; highest, $1 10Ji: lowest 09Ji
Clearances, 640,000 barrels.
Oil Crrr. November 23. Opened at SI 09K;
highest, $1 lOJi; lowest, $1 09K; closed, $1 lOii.
Sales 112,000 barrels: clearances, 636,000 barrels;
charters, 62.693 barrels: shipments, 49,610 bar
rels; runs, 41,692 barrels.
New YoKK,Novcmber23. Petroleum opened
at $1 09 and moved up slightly In the first
hour. The market became dull and remained
so until the close, which was firm at $1 10.
Stock Exchange: Opening, $1 09J& highest,
$1 10; lowest, $1 09; closing, $1 10. Consoli
dated Exchange: Opening, $1 09 highest
$1 10; lowest $1 09K; closing, $1 09& Total
sales. 47.000 barrels.
MOVEMENTS IN REALTY.
A Number of Floe Properties Transferred
nt Reasonable Valuations.
Alles & Bailey. 161 Fourth avenue, sold for
Mary E. H1U. No. 114 Fulton street a brick
dwelling of nine rooms, bathroom, laundry,
etc., lot 30x100 feet, for $7,000 cash.
Black & Baird. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to a
well-known attorney two lots on Dlthrldge
street, in the Lloyd plan, having a total front
ago of 100 feet by about 175 in depth, for $9,000.
Dithridge street has recently been paved with
asphalt, and the lots in this plan are selling rap
idly, there being but few remaining unsold.
John F. Baxter, 512 Smltbfield street Sold lot
No 127, Bank of Commerce addition plan,Brush
ton station, frontage of 40 feet on Frankstown
avenue by 140 to a 20-foot alley, to Mr. Harry
Walsh, for $300.
W. W. McNeill & Bra, 105 Fourth avenue,
sold for Robert E. Mercer to Mrs. Alline B.
Speer a lot 50x120 feet on Ben Venue avenue.
Twentieth ward, for 2.500: also sold for James
Nesbet to John O'Grady another of those new
six-roomed frame dwellings on Morrison ave
nue. Second ward, Allegheny, for $1,600 cash.
They also placed a mortgage of $2,000 on East
End property for two years at 6 per cent
I. JI. Pennock ft Son have sold and settled a
mortgage on property in Homestead for $2,000,
three years at 6 per cent; also a mortgage on
property In the Eighteenth ward, city, for
$1,000, five years at 6 per cent.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth avenne.
placed a mortgage of S'2,200 for three years at S
per cent on property in the Twenty-first ward,
Samuel W. Black & Co. placed a mortgage
for $7,500 for three years at 4K per cent, free of
State tax, on property on bmithfield street
Ewing & Byers. No. 93 Federal street placed
a mortgage of $2,400 on Second ward property
for five years at 6 per cent.
Charles Somcrs ft Co., 313 Wood street sold
for William Kertz to J. McCormack a property
on Birmingham avenue, West Bellevue. con
sisting of a six-roomed house with an Irregular
shaped lot, for $3,200;
WIND AND WEATHER
Unablo to Knock Oat Bnildinn; Operation
In and About Plitabarg.
The weather last week was anything but
agreeable to those contemplating building this
year; but, with this drawback, to say nothing
of the lateness of the season, permits were
taken out, involving an expenditure of $60,460.
The largest permit was Issued to D. F. McAfee
for a five-story brick on Water street between
Market and Wood, at a cost of 310,000. Several
others will cost between $4,000 and $5,000. The
A. Hahn, frame two-story, 18x33 feet; on
Monastery street. Twenty-seventh ward.
John F. Kent, frame one-story, 26x28 feet, on
Bingler street, Twenty-third ward.
D.F.McFee, brick five-story, 80x80 feet, on
Water street, between Market and .Wood
streets. First ward.
Carroll ft Porter, iron-clad one-story, 100x300
feet, on Penn avenue, First ward.
Charles Stadelman, brick two-story, 18r&0
feet, on Cliff street Eleventh ward.
Jos. R. Stauffer, brick two-story, 2SxS0 feet, on
Amber street, Twentieth ward.
Waite ft Rowand, additional two-story, 24x60
feet on Carson street, Twenty-fifth ward.
Joseph Emil. frame two-story, 18x49 feet, on
Eccles street Twenty-seventh ward.
Dilwortb, Porter ft Co., four iron-clad ware
house, on Bingham street. Thirtieth ward.
Mrs. Ellen Niger, frame one-story,16xl8feet,
on Brownsville avenue. Thirtieth ward.
Thirty-third Street TJ. P. Church, ope frame
one-story, 24x34 feet on Thirty-third street.
J. C. Musser. frame two-story, 11x83 feet, on
Rose street, Thirteenth ward.
John Jones, frame one-story, 12x13 feet Nine
teenth street. Twenty-sixth ward.
Fred Fisher, frame two-story, 20xS6 feet, 1929
Carson streer. Twenty-sixth ward.
Frank Earnley, frame two-story, 21x50 feet,
Arlington avenue. Twenty-seventh ward.
H. S. Brnkaw, frame one-story addition, 16x
12 feet, 46 West Carson street,ThIrty-third ward.
Robert Brown, frame one-story, 16x26 feet,
Griffith street. Fourteenth ward.
W. M. McComb, frame ironclad, one-story,
16x50 feet, corner of Carson, Twenty-fifth ward.
Carbon Iron Company, ironclad one-story, 50
xl32 feet, Thirty-second street, Fifteenth ward.
Carbon Iron Company, frame one-story, 60x
131 feet, Thirty-second street. Fifteenth ward.
J. H. Metz. frame one-story, 12x20 feet, 93
Sixteenth street. Twenty-eighth ward.
M. O'Deary, frame two-story, 22x3tl feet Sus
quehanna street. Twenty-first ward.
R. Doolittle. frame one-story, 20x25 feet, on
bank of Allegheny river. Eighteenth ward.
William Krensler, addition of one story,
31x57 feet, ou Butler street, Fifteenth ward.
August Schmidt, frame two-story and man
sard, 23x21 feet, on Brownsville avenue. Thirty
P. Bledenback, brick three-story. 20x70 feet,
on Liberty avenue. Sixteenth ward.
William Longmore, frame two-story, 16x30
feet, on Bissell place. Eighteenth ward.
Margaret Buchanan, frame one-story, 17x30
feet, on Mornlngsido road. Eighteenth ward.
B. Nicholson, frame two-story, 20x50 feet, on
Broad street Nineteenth ward.
James Thomas, frame two-story. 16xS2 feet, on
Cobden 'street, Twenty-seventh ward.
Mary SGoff. frame two-story, 15x24 feet on
Walton street. Thirty-first ward.
A. W. Able, frame two-story 18x30 feet on
Charles street. Thirteenth ward.
B. McNiel. frame one-story, 20x40 feet on
Liberty street Sixteenth ward.
Uer Cunningham, two frame two-story, 20x43
feet, on Kansas street
George Zeiirelter, frame two-story, 17xS0feet
on Yew street. Twentieth ward.
Edwatd Gray, frame two-story, 12x11 feet on
Taylor street. Sixteenth ward.
Margaret M.Turner, frame two-story, 20x40
feet, on Grazier street, Twenty-flret ward.
George B. Keller, trame two-story, 20x40 feet
on Grazier street. Twenty-first ward.
William Kirkpatriek, ironclad one-story, 24x
40 feet, on Liberty avenue. Twelfth Ward.
William Feltman, frame two-story, 26x31 feet
on Yew street Twentieth ward.
Gives Railroad Share a Idfr More Inter
est In the Trusts Cotton, OH Braces
Up A Slrong and Active Close.
New York, November 23. The stock mar
ket, owing to the absence of a large number of
brokers at the Eastern sports, was quiet to dull
to-day. and the fluctuations as a rule were
slight and without significance. The bears re
newed their attack upon Reading with bnt
poor success, and Louisville and Nashville and
some of the specialties felt the Influence of the
pressure brought to bear.
The market displayed a firm undertone
throughout, and after the Issue of the bank.
statement, which was published earlier than
Xisnal, and was regarded as favorable, there
was covering of shorts on a liberal scale, and
the upward movement which followed was very
pronounced. Outside of Reading and Atchison
there was little interest in the stocks of tha
usually active list, though the Northern Pa
cifies attracted considerable attention. Atchi
son was strong on the seinl-offlclal statement
that the success ot the reorganization plan
would be announced to-day, but like all the
active stocks its final gain was Insignificant
The center ot Interest in the regular list was
Chesapeake and Ohio, which was strong and
active for ail three classes of stock on the be
lief that the IVanderbilt-Drexel-Morgan Inter
est were buying for a turn, and bad advised
their friends. The common stock was most
active, but the preferred stock took the lead in
the upward movement, ajd both made ma
There as mora Interest In the trusts and
the reorganization of Cotton Oil, on reports
that a majority of the certificates had been
deposited under that plan and that after De
cember a certificate will be received only
upon tb pajmsut ottoek palr MMjrb
fixed by the commltt, XoK dal44 ttrssgta
was shown by Cotton Oil In the last hour, afid
it closed with a marked gain.;
A large short interest in the stock is reported"
to have been covered yesterday, which was not
without its influence upon the stock. San Fran
cisco pref erred was the special weak point In
the list, and it dropped 3 per cent to SO, oallght
trading, but recovered abouthalf of the loss.
The close was active and strong at about tho
best prices-of the day. The sales ot tbeJCtlve
stocks were, however, only 87,701.
Railroad bonds were active for the short ses
sion to-day. the sales reaching $786,000 though
onlytwo issues, Atlantic ft Pariflo Incomes and
the Guir, Colorado and Santa Fo 6s.bowed any
special animation. The tone of the dealings
was moderately strong all the way. but final
changes were In but few cases for more than
fractional amounts. Tho sales of bonds for the
week were $7,279,W against $8,336,000' for
The rouowinr tania snows tne prices oraetlva
stocks on the New It ork stock Excnange yeatcr
day. Corrected dairy for Tra Dispatch by
vyHrrNKYftBTErBXSSOir. oldest Plttsbnrjr mem
bers of New Yore Stock Exchange, Hlfourth ave
nues Opes- High- Low
tnar. esu est.
Am. Cotton OB. ...... Zii ttH IK
Atett.. Top.&B.r..... S3H SMj SSH
Canadian Paeiae ..... TOi 73 rai
Canada tiouthern ui M MK
Central of NawJersey.lZl tau SMi
CbewDtakei Ohio.... SSW SK ttli
Cl Car. ali,T..,.Jfta losk 100
C. Mil. ft at. -Caul.... 70 70X 10H
., iiu.4 8t.p.rpr. ,
V., BockLftP. 90 WX Wi
v.. at l. & Pitts .... ....
C, at. L. ft Pitts, pf,
C. St. P.. U. ftU 34 .31 M
C. at. iMJt. so., pr.
C ft Northwestern U3)t UiH 112X
CAMorthwiuteni. TtT. ... ...
a, u. c. x 74
i.e., a 4 1 pr 9
Col. Coal ft iron 34V
Ool. A Hoeklne Val .. 214
Dei. L.vv. Hl
yel. ft Hudson. .
S.T.. Va.ftUa - ....
E.T..Va. ftUa.lat vf. ....
p. 1.. Va. ftOa-Zd pr. ....
Ullnols Central. 117
Late Short 4 M. d 1MH
MleMgan central 96
Mo.. Kan. ft Texas.... 10
iiluonn facinc m
Hew Kork Central.
J.J..L.E. W 285i
M.Y..L.E. ft W.pref.. 8
. V.. C A St. L...... 1314
K. .. C ft St. L. PL
N.r.. c ftiit.L.2dnr ....
N.JC4N. JC 4IJi
Jt. x. O. ft W n KX
unncrm-acinc.... -u w
Jrfortnern pactne ore& 7K 77 76K
Obloft Mississippi..... 22S TOi iZK
Oregon Improvement. 4154 41M 41!
Oregon Tranison UK UH X
PacincMall 34 3SH UH
Heo. Dec. ft Krans.
1'hlladet. ft lieadlnx.. 41K tlft 403C
Pullman Palace Car ....
Ricnmona ft w. v. r.. Ziyi aw EK
KlchmondAW.P.T.pf 81 81 81
St. p., Minn, ft Han..lU6X TOtf 100
3U L. ,4 aan f ran
St. L. ft Ban Jfran pr.. St S3
st.L,. San r. 1st pt
Texas 1'aolflo 20V low
Union t'aclfle 63M 70X
Wabash preferred..... J3 ....
Western Union Wi H4
Wheeling ft L. , 65 6j
Huttar Trust 70 70
national Lead Trust.. 1S Wi
WALt STEKET GOSSIP.
Silver Coinage and Probable Legislation by
Congress Large Railway Earnings.
By John M. Oakley ft Co. i Special 'Wire.
New York, November 23. There Is always
some uncertainty Immediately preceding the
assembling of Congress, and this year that un
certainty is increased, as we have an adminis
tration whose policy has not yet been defined
There will be questions ot silver coinage, sub
sidies to Tnerchant marine, postal, telegraphic,
and legislation on tha Paciflo railroads.
Amendments to the inter-State commerce act
especially witb reference to Canadian competi
tion and anti-trust bills, will be Introduced.
The silver question will perhaps attract more
attention In financial circles than any otber
There is a snong silver party in this country,
and in the West it is the popular one. Here
tofore the Senate has stood between the House
and radical silver legislation, but the Senate
this session may be modified by tha addition
of Senators from four new Western States.
Any considerable increase in silver coinage
and tbe removal of tha important restrictions
now subordinating it to gold would be a
measure of inflation, and bulls on stocks are
inclined to regard this prospect with com
placenoy if not witb gratification. If, however.
anything should be determined upon to compel
tbe Treasury to redeem greenbacks In silver
instead of gold, our gold might suddenly com
mand a premium, and thus a shrinkage In the
circulating medium would instantly bo accom
plished, in that event gold would Be like so
much wheat or cotton a mere commodity.
This would only result from very radical legis
lation, but it would come as surely as effect
follows cause. If free coinage of silver should
a One possible result of the discussion of sliver
vills in Congress might be that English invest
ors In American stocks would become alarmed
at tbe prospect of their dividends and principal
being paid in silver when not pledged In gold.
How much silver would appreciate In value by
an increased use in this country is problemat
ical, but it would be enhanced. The prospect of
legislation favorable to silver Is so good that
the price of this metal is gradually rising and
doubtless will go. higher.
Trade conditions generally are favorable.
Our exports for tha four months ending Octo
ber 31 were 1274,643.000, against $218,681,000 for
tbe same period last year, while tha value of
imports during tbe same four months in 1889
were $253,610,000 as against 33,328,000 in 18SS.
Tbe domestic trade is particularly good in iron
and steel products and the volume ot clearings
at 37 cities In the United States for the past ten
months was 12 per cent in excess ot a like total
Railway earnings also show large Increases,
and business generally is reported good. Coal,
wool and leather ara exceptions to this general
rule, and business In these three commodities
has been unprofitable, and Is now very doll.
The impression common to people is that an
era of prosperity lies ahead of us, and this
opinion is so unanimous that in stock ex
change circles, and in tbe financial columns of
our papers, hardly any expressions of a bearish
character are beard. It Is confessed that money
is dear, with no immediate promise of
considerable relief, and tbat speculative busi
ness is very small in volume. There is a gen
eral anticipation of better prices to come. We
don't believe tha short interest is anything like
as large as represented, for only a few pro
fessional speculators have tha courage to sell
stocks short In an atmosphere surcharged witb
extreme bullishness. The only question to be
determined is whether the prices of stocks do
not now register this bullish sentiment, and
whether those who are inclined to buy stocks
are not already carrying as large lines as their
circumstances permit If this be so, witb tbe
proverbial inconsistencies and incongruities of
Wall street business, may the market not be a
The stock market to-day has not been very
active or Interesting. Cotton Oil and Sugar
Trust opened up and were the strongest feat
ures of tbe whola session. Lead was firm at
the beginning and end, with decided weakness
In between. Atchison was strong on the
acknowledged success of tbe reorganization
plan and the new traffic agreement with Rock
Island. Tho Grangers were without change.
Northwest had 109 miles more road in October,
18S9, than in October, 1888, and yet its receipts
were only 174,000 greater. Richmond Terminal
was the weakness feature, and Louisville and
Nashville, Union Pacific, Fort Worth and
Denver and the Vanderbilts showed not buoy
ancy. Wisconsin Central and the Northern
Pacifies were strong.
The bank statement was more favorable on
its face than in reality, as its increase of Wo,'
000 in reserves was largely dne to the loss of $3,
200,000 In deposits, so that the actual gain ot
cash was only a little over $100,000.
Coslng'o.notatlons of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished "by Whitney ft Btenhenson. brokers. JTo. ST
rourtb avenue. Members Mew Yore WookJEx-
""""" BM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Eallroad. .. SJ ok
Buffalo, nttsnurg esicrn oj o
Leaigh Valley...". ( H$ MM
oriuern racing. .,......... .. --jb
.Nortucrn Pacine prererren, 70X
Ateh. ft Top.. 1st 7s. 117
a. at. Ijindllr't7s.lll
Wla. central, com... 21H
Wis. Central pf,... at
Calumet ft Aeau. 2K
Atch.ftTop.lt. It. .UK
Boston ft AJ6nr...216M
Boston ft siame.....a
c a. tu. ios
(Sim. H&n. A dera. 23
yataCT .. 65
Eastern ft. it U8H
Flint PenH zs
Mexican Cen. com.. 15
JUex.C.lltiattr. bd. MM
S. r. AtttwCnt... 40S
neii leiepnone isr
Boston Land ...... s
Water rower 6K
Santa r"e copper..,. 70
Tub annual meeting of tha HonongiheJa In
surance Company will be held December &
ArEETTSO of the stockholders of the Yan
kee Girl Mining Company will be held Decem
The' Hanover and York Railroad baa been
transferred to the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany. Amooha Is to hava a new Central High
School and McKeesport two additional school
Theee are 35 copper stocks listed on tho
Boston Stot-k Exchange, of which sly eif at
WoekIs progresstef; as fast as the weather
win permit on tes els ctrle read wuWasfclngfiiim
avenue, AllegSeny, n,
fUUMotlMl, Mt WMkwMlM
Wh in Tt ember and assovat of mosey involved
taw since early In the fall.
Architect F, C 8AI7ES has complete
plans for a handsome frame dwelling for Mr.
X, Ji. Jenkins, to be erected at Haselwood.
The sales ot stocks las? week, were 2,018
shares, against L87 tha preview week. PbUa
delpbla Gas led in activity, with 1,115 shares.
Real zstats boomers are not wanted In
this community. Let values regulate tbara
selves to the demand. Artificial Inflation is
It is reported that tha Oak Alley Church,
property is about to bo disposed of to a syndi
rate, possibly to tha Pennsylvania Railroad
lie price is saio to be 130,000.
iTBE Northern Paciflo reports gross earnings
for tbe second week of November at S3,S33, an
increase of 883,66a For tbe first IB days of No
vouber -earnings increased 1220,654.
Irthe farmers had agitated road improve
ment last summer, they might now bo able to
coma to the city with their wagons full of pro
duce. They should remember this next year.
To a community Jhat stood np under tha
Johnstown disaster without a growl or a mur
mur, , there Is nothing appalling in tha failure
of a small private bank. It Is this. undaunted
courage that has made Pittsborg great
E. T. ScKAPrerEH, real estate dealer on tha
Southside. says: "There Is no letup iere.
Prices are jnst about right. Holders are not
extravagant in their ideas, and although noth
ing is more certain than tbat property on the
hill will be largely benefited when the new in
clines -are completed, there are hundreds of
opportunities for good investments."
PnrxADELPnlA Gas touched SO yesterday,
the lowest point in Its history. It was not a
break, there was .nothing panicky about it; it
was merely tha rejection of public opinion in
regard to natural gas stocks generally, that
they ara very unce.taln. A small baying de
mand would put it up again-, so tbe decline
possesses no real significance beyond the
UAEKETS BY WISE.
Wheat Active, bat WUhont Backbone De
cember and Mar Options Let G
Pork Ea.y surd Steady
Chicago-, November ST- In wheat a good
speculative business was transacted to-day, at
a further decline In prices. There was rather
heavy liquidation of Decemb ex wheat, and dif
ferences widened to 4K81$c between Decem
ber and Slay. Tha opening; was weak, and
prices declined Jjc for December and Ke for
May, ruled quiet later in thu session, and
closed J34c lowor for December and Ha
lower for May than closing figures yesterday.
Liberal receipts -of spring wheat and prospects
of an increase of 6,750.000 busbete to 2,250,000
bushels In the visible supply werer tha weaken
ing influences. European advices noted a
quieter and easier feeling; For tbta week ex
port clearances aggregated 215,009 packages of
flour and 500,000 bushels of wheat, boing nearly
100,000 packages less of flour and 3OQ,rtO0 bushels
less of wheat than last week.
Com But little interest was manifested in
this market, trading betngllmlted to local oper
ators, and fluctuations confined to1 5)a
range. The feeling at times was easy, bnt tha
market on tha whole was steady, values show
ing little If any change from yesterday.
Oats were weaker with a fair volume or trad
ing in May, but little of consequence was dona
in the near futures, and, as offerings were free,
prices declined fie Alay declined !o on stilling
by two large traders, but reacted. KSWC on
buying by a heavy operator, and tha market
' Un mess pork trading was fairly active nnd
xna feeling was easier. Prices ruled 104J13.He
lower and tbe market closed steady
Lard An unsettled and weak feeling pre
vailed and prices ruled 7K10c lower, duo
cnieny to tne aeciina in me mew rommarEec
Short Rib Sides A eomparatrvelylight trade
was reported, and no particular changes were.
reported. Prices rather favored buyers
The leading tntures ranged as fellows:
Wheat No. 2. December. 78JQ7J873
TBKc: Tanuarv, 80ieS0!i735iSOc; May, JUJ-Jfe
CoimNo. 2. December. ZlWgmX&Pi9
31c; January, 31631H3131c; May.39H
Oats No. 2, December, 319243c; May. 22g
Mess Pobk. per bbt Year. 98 3009 369
9 2589 25: January. SB 47K39 47K3 33feS I7;
May, $9 SC9 809 67VQV 70.
Lard, ner 100 Ibi Decemberja 00600fi5 00a
5 92K: January. S3 97K5 875 0065 92Kt
May, & 156 156 106 10.
BnoETtrBS,per iwm. lear.w vixKi vix
i 82kl 97J$; January 87KQ1 87VCi SOi
tOKraiay. w4a wso uzo ra4.
Caan Quotations vera aa f oHewai Flomr a a let
and unchanged. No. 3 spring wheat. ;7Jci
no.a spring wneat, uxgsjc: no. a rea.70j.ic.
45c No. 2 barley. 58c. No. 1 flaxseed.
S13fi.Prlmetimotfayseed.il 200123. Mess pork.
per bbL 9 75. Lard, per 100 lbs. 96 05-
Bhort riDs sides (loose), aa uwsuou. Dry
salted shoulders (boxed), 4 Z7K4 SOL. Short
clear sides (boxed). 15 255 37. Sugars un
changed. Receipts Flour. 18,000 barrels; wb eat
97,000 bushels.' corn. 223,000 bushels; oats, 140,000
bushels; rye, 18,080 bushels; barley, 63,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour, 23,000 barrels; wheat,
31.000 bushels: corn. 379.900 bushels: oats, 167,
000 bnsholsr rye, 2,000 busbels; barley, 29,000
On tbe Produce Exchange to-day the' butter
market was unchanged. Eggs, 21g22a
UT STOCK XABXET&
Tbe Condition of BaslneM at tbe BaatUsertr
Otficb oyPrrrsBUSs Dispatch.!
Satuedat. Npveaber 28, UBS. J
Catttjs Receipts, 1,340 head; anipmedbs,
1,240 bead; market nothing doing, all through
consignment; 10 cars of cattle skipped to New
' Hoss Beceipta. 3JM head; ihlpnsata, 3,400
head; market, slow: Philadelphia, H 00;
Yorkers, IS 7593 So; 9 cars of bogs afcipfs to
New York to-day.
Sheet Recetpts.1,600 bead; alupaeata, 1,460
bead; market slow at unchanged prices.
For rosettes and badges, call as T. G.
Beinemsn, Hi Sixth street, city.
Tbe Canary Is tbe Plaest
Flavored oyster in the market,
SICK HEADACHJ:Clrter,, uaierjver Pitts.
SICK BEADAtd:U4crter,i idttje Liver Pflbt
BIOS, HEABACfilLcjrtej,, ume jUverPlIls.
SICK BEADACHECirter,g rjju. Liver Pins.
TfWm HKAB NOI
CUKEJfbr PecVa Pat.
vlffil TnboiM-. Kv Ci
Writs or eallfnr
illastrated book EKKB. SM onlr by HVHISCOX,
853 Broa&rar. cer. 1
Ittoow, jw jcrt .naaaaBta.
-rrrHrrNEY t stephesson,
a FOURTH AVENUE
Issue travelers' credits througk Messrs. Sresel,
Morgan fc Co, New York, Passports procured.
A RAPID ROAD TO RICHBS
JEO to 60,000 margin 10 shares upward.
- JACKSON, SPJtAGUE 4 CO..
Eo3-91-flu 80 New St. N. Y.
A(- TO 1100 TUDICIOTJSLT INVESTED
In stock options in Wall st. leads to wealth.
STEVENSON fc CO., Brokers.
Stocks. I stecKs.
For cash or on margin,
eitner oa new ioric
Ban Francisco. Philade
Philadelphia or Boston Ex
changes. Loans made at low rates of interest;
Established 1H7Q. ?- weexyr Circular rttUK.
A. R.CHKHOLM &CO., 81 Broadway, N.Y.
J0HM M. OAKLEY 4:C0.,
BAXKBHS AMD BBOl
Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Fetroteaes.
Private wire to NeW3fork a4 CMeage.
SIXTH, gf, PKtebBff. - " .
- -e -
" lAM. WfllHTMIf
tJ. 5T V "It ft A . .
The Important Statement Made by i
. Promfnent Iron Worker.
A MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST.
"I am an ironworker by trade, and wm
brought up in the bnsipess from my boy '
hood, and X think it is to rav work that I -'4
can partially lay the cause of ray trple.',' J
The speaker was- Mr. Francis MXfxn
No. 1336 Second avenue. He is employed'at
the Eliza Furnaes, operated bwUessrs.
Laoghlins& Jones. 4 . , -J
"T win11.hAAAmA'.vTiA44af4 atfnwnTV '
continued Mr. Knox, "and would thaa'stepT1
nnt intn thA Ir f-ui1 nW T trnnld e&tn. -i va
. ,. .. i--- .
cold after cold, bnt paid very little attsn-s
tion to them. Finally, some time ago,' I ;
found X was getting into bad shape, lly ..
head became stopped np and ached me con
tinually. A dull, heavy pain directly net'.
the eyes. 3Ir nostrils would clog op, say
on one side and then on the other. My;i
throat became raw, and was all choked -np. -r
A dry hacking cough set in. There wouldvS
be a dropping back of mucus Into my throat,'
and I was constantly hawking and raising ' -
large clots or phlegm.
"ify tronble gradually grew -worse. There J
was a constant rinein? nolsa in mv head; :
My eyes were weak and discharged a watery
Mr. Francis Knar, 1235 Second Avtnue. j
"Sharp pains would shoot through ray
chest ana siae. xne worst pain was in
small of mv back. It was so severe at lis s
that X was unable to bend over or lifVaayij
heavy weight. Tbe slightest exertion troBMjb
tire me. I would arise in the mor
more tired than when I went to bed. 1 1
no appetite. The very sight of food caused 3
a nauseating feeling in my stomach. Mj
Tti tpnnlil ttaat Tin A .nil foaf 'I'hB 11l. :
palpitation would be followed by a slow?? '
irregular peaung ana a leeiing ot iaimpsns. "
"Night sweats weakened me terribly. I'j
1 lost rapidly in weight. At last I was '
obliged, to succumb. X was to weak. and. .
laid nff from my work. "43
"About this time I read of a ewe si4lr g
to mine, which bad been cored by Bni J
joneiana a isiair. x. eaiiea at tneir oscevf
and, after consultation, placed myself na4e
tieir care. "-
"Gradually I began to notice an Irawerei .,
ment in my condition. First, my head beI
came ciear ana my nostrils were no loBgtem
ciwtkcu up. xuo nneiBt. iq jay neaa sionneaa
Mr eves became strong. The soreness in nri
throat and pains in my chest and back d!aa-j
peared. I nave no palpitation of tbe neutii
MyppetitaiiOod,andtarisa refreshed ad.i
lavisuratea oy my mznts sieep. i gamea asm I
pounds in 15 days. I have returned te'wefkjl
and etn now do as good a day's labor as thai
best of them. In ict,l stand to-day aa wsH 5
lever was. ana owe my recovery to urs. Ce-,
land & Blair." SI
Mri Knox can be seen at either of,,
places naiseu aeoye ana mis iBW71tmyz
VEBY PLAIN TALK.
Sfcewfeff e Outline ef a Hosts Wl4ij
When a:persoa with a delioate
tion bass tendency to catarrh, or
tion whether this tendency is inheri&aSParJ
results from taking cold easily if is boWSS!
able that that person invariably Iesee atek
Jt T .....it. t.Ai 4l4L.. .... 25
auuutooiuugiiu, BuuwuJK hum utam
tioa is interfered with. - i
In such s case the snfferer should at
be placed tinder influences that wUlvej
store the defective nutrition and tend te ip
vigorate the constitution.
It is to be remembered in every t
presence ef otarrt Is an evidence of pritisesi
anion to consumption, asdnomatterhowaHeME
the attack may be, it should be treated iM 9
the greatest care asd the treatment seeaUaeij
enntmuea untu au traces ox tao
If the catarrh iar allowed to reach the i
tabes in the las gs which condition ui
bv the soitUag va ot a yellow matar!
immediate attention to tbe malady M.de-1
manned, or serious inng trounia wui raw
Catarrh; is, nine times ont or ten,te
that produces consuiiptlon. and heaee M
can afford to neglect case ot catarrh, kspeiegg
slight. It is easily eured. if taken ia thus idl
treated regularly and correctly by a i
If left to Itself it is rarely cured wiaee;a1
change of climate, but with each sew oeMlpH
gets more and more troublesome, btV witiest etifi
ways x unie aecver into wb iwsgsiBui a am
becomes dlgcalt and sesaetlmea lnpaseJMe. '
I should like to be treated," a ladyreasatMCj
tne otner uay, -put a woovanot iixe to i
nametntbepaner." Let trne stated ti
Copeland ft Blair sever pubiian. a mass ?
statement without tbe rail ana tree i
the patient, nor do they pe&Ush one hnailiedefc j
part of tne testimonials. letters andstatomeil
received by them from grateful patientsvr Jmtm
otnervee, tne statement given are enurey l
notary, ana are given dtmojkiwiib iori
cation. Drs. Copelaad BluJr woaM
nnhlisb the most emobatto testimonial
the patient giving it understood taatlsXWMavl
oe pnuiea ana cava willing cuuooaw
Tresisd by Mail.
Last Hay His Lottie J. forker, of MAnU
treatment By mail with Dra. CopeJaad
for her catarrhal tronble.
On June 9 she wrote: "Your asedleeiHl
doing ma good. Ido not feel to tired; aad asjrj
neaoacnes nave ceaseo. -""ajl
August 26 her letter stated: "If eel quiee Hbai
a different woman from the one I we wheal!
commenced your treatment,"
Mr. M. C Wilson, who eomiencod
home treatment early in July, wrote oa
or tne same bobuu - a am unprovrac
feel much better than I have for veers
Aiumi! 18 ba wrote? M am leeiln
different being from the one I was whem I
raenced yoar treatment, and am (lad to fee
W WtM-W . .-. i,
Are located permanently a
M SIXTH AYE;
gtiM Vfa.Ajit wltTi megeMaMcnraMei
rMAbnwa Ctnll.i2:2 to 5 r.Jt'tTl
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Specialties CATARRH, aajd AXfiJ'Sl
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