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Knights of the Golden Engle.
f' Four new cutlet are going to be instituted
In this locality soon.
'l; . Arolen Castle Mo, 213, ot the Bouthside, Is
!one of the wide awake castles and does good
V' 'work In conferring the degrees.
- - jlcKecsport Castle is increasing her mem
bership rapidly. This -castle also confers the
Oriental degree, -which is certainly groat.
-, Anchor Csstte No. 838 initiated and con-
. .ferred decrees on. in all, six applicants last
Friday sight. Pretty good tor anew castle.
Venn Castle No. 291 seems to be prompted
with the same activity that tho other castles
are, and is haying candidates at almost every
The Manchester boys are doing some great
hustling and by the end ot the present term,
trill hare a report to send to the Grand Castle,
1 that will astonish eren oar city brethren of
Grand Chief A. C. Lyttle was present and
made a very impressive address on tbe order
"K. Q. E," at the entertainment last Wednes
day evening. The Grand Chief is a great
favorite among the Pittsburg boys.
Lexington Castle Ko. 330, of Doqnesne. In
itiated 11 candidates at their last session. This
castle was instituted only a couple months ace,
but with the material that comprises it and tbe
way they are booming it along, indicate that
they will bo second to none at a very early
Allegheny Castle No. 131 showed no well at
the entertainment Wednesday evening last.
This -castlo was lately reorganized, and the
manner the new members hare gone to work
indicate that this castle will, without doubt,
soon stand among those at the bead of tbe
order. Coroner McDowell Is the Noble Chief
in this castle.
The General Committee Knights of tha
Golden Eagle of Western Pennsylvania,
through their Secretary, Dr. K. T. White, de
sires to return thanks to all those who con
tributed to tbe interest of tbe entertainment
bv taking part in the programme or otherwise,
for the excellent manner in which the various
relections were rendered. Also to the press
lor courtesies extended to the General Com
mittee in various ways.
Star of the West Castle No. 83 initiated
ana conferred degrees on four applicants, in.
eluding the third degree for Brother Knight
Bprosler, of ililroy Castle No. 275, Milroy, Pa-,
f at their last meeting. 8Ur of the West has for
some time back sort of slumbered, or rested as
it were, until lately some new material has
been added, who have, in turn, taking an active
interest in things, and now new members are
beiug taken in at almust every session. Noth
ing like new blood, you know.
The musical andliterary entertainment and
reception given under tbe auspices of tho Gen
eral Committee of the order in Western Penn
sylvania, at Lafayette Hall on Wednesday
evening, proved a grand success financially and
otherwise. The andience was a large and
select one, and the banjo sketches and laugba---ble
jokes of Lonny Long were highly appreci
ated. The piano duet of Miss Katie iiran
i "nlgan and Master Willie McDonald was well
rendered, and tbe recitation of Miss Lizzie
Btcinmerx was well received. The programme
was a lengthy one. and all who took part in it
were entitled to a great deal of credit.
Order of Tonti.
Pittsburg has now IS lodges of Tonti, all of
them flourishing and proud of their leaders.
The total of reservo fund from assessments
No. 1 to 19 inclusive, with interest, shows a
grand total of J193.S16 Ot
John A. Logan Lodge, of Allegheny, post
poned their last meeting on account ofthetr
ball being taken up by a bazaar and fair. They
meet again on tbe 26th.
The time is not far distant when an election
will have to be held for the delegates to the
representative convention. Members had bet
ter prepare themselves for the vote. '
Pittsburg lodge No. 12 initiated four new
members at its last meeting. They have en
rolled and in good standing over 90 members.
Including some of Pittsburg's most prominent
Pittsburg lodges will play a strong part in
the representative convention this time, and
they should see to it that they have their repre
sentatives well posted regarding their duces at
The idea of lodges visiting one another in a
body, which was inaugurated by Goodwill
Lodge, of Allegheny, is a good one, and not
only introduces tbe members throughout tbe
two cities with each other, but adds greatly to
the interest ot tbe meetings when the lodge
room is crowded. Besides, more minds arc set
at work, and therefore more important subjects
are brought out for discussion.
Pittsburg Lodge No. 12. at its meeting on
last r noay evening, eiectea omcers ior me
ensuing year as follows: Past President, H. C
Scott; President, John Fisbering; Vice Presi
dent;. E. M. Joyce: Secretary. J. D. Walter;
Treawcrer,' K. V. Over; Chaplain, George L.
Lauferi Marshal, A. G.' Over; Guard, Wilham
Nelson; Sentinel, Jacob Rerh; Trustees, G. L.
-Lanier, Jacob Been and B. C 8cott
W. H. Sadler, the Snpreme Treasurer of
the Golden Chain, was in this city last week.
The public entertainment to be given by
Bessemer Lodge at Duquesne. Pa to-morrow
sightpromises to be a grand affair.
The order of the Golden Chain has trebled
in the number ot lodges and doubled in mem
bership in this State since May 1 of this year.
An important meeting of the Allegheny
Connty Entertainment Committee will be held
in the lodge room of Fidelity Lodge at No. 80
Federal street, Allegheny, to-morrow evening.
Supreme Organizer Samuel L Osmond, as
sisted by Supreme Treasurer W. B. Sadler, of
Baltimore, lid. and Past Commanders A. B.
Mercer. M. C. Bryant, W. C. Nicbolls, insti
tuted Gas City Lodge at No. 61 Fourth avenue.
In ibis city, last Friday evening, with 3D charter
applicants. The following officers were elected
and installed: Past Commander. S. McElroy;
Commander, Frank A. Grundy; Vice Comman
der, W. 8. Sharon: Assistant Commander, W.
H. Lambert; Prelate. William E. Bunting;
Secretary, George R Beecher: Collector,
Thomas C Griggs: Treasurer, George B. Chal
mers; Gnide, &. D. Lowry; Guardian, J. A.
Sboles: Sentinel, Jesse Hook Trustees, John
N. Hazlett, James N. Campbell and James T.
McMaster; Medical Examiner, Dr. Edwin T.
Painter; Representative to Past Commanders'
Convention, S. McElroy; Alternate, Frank A.
CnthoIIc Mntnal Beneficial Association.
All persons wishing to come in as charter
members of tbe German branch in St. Mary's
parish. Altooua, will be sure and be present at
a meeting held in tbe school hall this (Sunday)
afternoon at 1 o'clock when the charter will be
closed. Special Deputy F. J. Brady is working
up this band, and reports 20 signers so far, two
of them priests.
There will be a meeting held this (Sunday)
afternoon at 1 o'clock in the schoolbouse of St.
Peter and St. Paul's Church, East End, for the
purpose of organizing a branch or tbe C. M. B.
A. Prominent speakers will be present to ex
plain tbe workings of tbe organization. A cor
dial invitation is extended to all tbe members
of this congregation to be present at this meet
Branch 31 elected the followingnamedbro th
ere to serve as officers Ior tbe next year: Presi
dent, Thomas M. Hughes; First Vice-President,
John M. Rourke;. Second Vice-President,
John Poland; Recording Secretary, P. G.Nash;
Assistant Recording Secretary, James B. Mc
Guire; Financial Secretary, John Grant; Treas
urer, Daniel Becher: Marshal, George Meter
ing; Guard, Ed Doris; Trustees. William Cor
bett, James S. McGuire, William J. Turner,
P. G. Nash; Delegate to Grand Council, J. S.
xcGuire; Alternate to Grand Council, F. J.
Brady; Delegates to Advisory Council, John
Grant and P. G. Nash.
Knoxville Council No. S70, O. TJ. A. M
(senior branch) will give an entertainment and
ball on the evening of December 23 at Odd
Fellows Hall, Southside. On this occasion the
National Dramatic Company, under the joint
management of J. C. Getty and Ed C. Carney,
will play the drama of -Shadowed."
Center Avenue Lodge No. Ill held one of
their musical and literary entertainments on
Tuesday evening last, at their ball, comer of
Center avenue and Erin street, upon which oc
casion some of tbe best local talent of tbe city
appeared. Tbe audience was an appreciative
and enthusiastic one. The programme was
very entertaining, the musical portion of It,
both vocal and instrumental being especially
Select Knlghta. A. O. TJ. W.
Liberty Legion No. 20. of S. K. of A. O. TJ.
WM bad a very pleasant time on Wednesday
evening at their hall, corner Penn avenue and
Winebiddle avenue. The following officers
were elected for tbe ensuing yean P. ti, Qeorgo
Brallsford, O, L. C. Morton; V. (i, John Tur
ton; L. li, Jerry Xlamms; Ree R. R. Gaw; Rec.
Treas,&F. Leech; St tt, J. a Jlles; Tieas
R. R. 8mith;8. W., Jas. Brooks; Jr. W Peter
Bell: G Charles Hedenberg; M. K, J. J.
Greene; Trustees, Jas. Brooks and J. 8.Jiles.
After election Past Commander B. P. Leech
presented a badge, designed and made by a
member of tbe Legion, to Comrade J. U. Tur
ton In honor of his work.
Kaltrbta of St. John.
Corom&nderyNo. 132, at McKeesport, have
ordered ISO uniforms to be delivered by Febru
At the regular meeting of Dnqnesne Com
xnaaderyNo.ll2,last Tuesday evening in the
carlors of tbe Episcopal residence, the con
tracts far the uniforms were awarded to a I
'Pittsburg and a Columbus, O., Arm. Ten new
members were obligated and 20 applications re
ceived. An entertainment will be held in Janu
ary for the benefit of the commandery. A spe
cial meeting will bo held Thursday evening
next to take measures for the uniforms.
A number of conclaves will hold their an
nual entertainments in January.
A number of Deputies will become Supreme
Representatives by reason of their districts hav
ing obtaid 300 or more members.
Nearly all the Allegheny county conclaves
will show a handsome net increase in their
membership during the term just closing.
M. R, Fox, of Reading, formerly Superin
tendent of the Reading Hardware Company,
has two conclaves nearly ready for institution.
The conclaves have elected their officers for
the ensuing year. In January the officers will
be installed and the conclaves inspected by the
Tho Supremo Secretary has removed bis
office from 902 East Baltimore street to 823
Madison avenue, Baltimore, where he will have
better facilities to handle the.increasiag work
of the office.
The new corps of officers in the city and
county conclaves are generally well selected,
and no doubt they willcontinue to keep their
conclaves in the front rank and perhaps im
prove the condition of some.
At a meeting of Thomas Paine Camp No.67.
Fraternal Legion, held Thursday evening, the
following officers were elected for the ensuing
term: Commander, Philip Bombach: 8. V.
Com., Walter Hague; J. V. Com, E. Grundy;
Adjutant, Harry Hoover: Enrolling Officer, J.
Cutshall: Treasurer. G. Charles Schade; Guide.
Thomas Thompson; Oiator.Thomas Ventor; In
side Warden. Henry J. Heitman; Sentry, Wes
ley J. Richard. The installation will take place
at tbe next meeting, tbe first Thursday in Jan
uary. LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
AlaTander Foster, a Boston Inmber dealer.
has gone into insolvency. His liabilities are
$22,000, while bis office furniture comprises his
The factory of Mitchell & Shepherd, at
Bradford, England, has been destroyed by fire.
The American squadron of evolution ar
rived at Lisbon yesterday. The squadron con
sists of the new cruisers Chicago, Boston, At
lanta and Yorktown.
The proprietors of the boot and shoe fac
tories in Bristol, England, have locked out
their operatives. By this step 9,000 persons are
thrown out of employment.
A syndicate, with a capital of 110.000,000,
has been formed to buy out tbo business of
British carpet manufacturers and work their
establishments on American patents.
S The gasometer of the Asheville city gas
works exploded yesterday while being repaired.
William Gates and Lewis Guthrie were in
stantly killed and several others were injured.
James H. Pickney. manufacturer of silk
goods at 598 Broadway, New York, and at West
Hoboken, N. J., made a general assignment
yesterday, without preferences, to Frederick H.
Mr. W. M. Greene, now assistant to Presi
dent Ingalls, ot the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chi
cago and St. Louis road, has been appointed
general manager of tbe system, to take effect
January 1, 1890.
Prof. Oldrelve started from the battery
wharf in Boston, at 1:30 o'clock Friday after
soon, to walk on the water to Boston Light, on
a wager of $100. He cannot now be found, and
it is feared that he is lost.
At Glenwood Springs, Col.. Robert Holmes
was sentenced to be hanged, Wilham Chambers
received a me sentence, ana uosepn noimes
was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment, for
the murder of Henry .Holmes on Cache creek
The bodies of 6 of the missing IS persons
and one of tho boats belonging to the British
steamer Cleddy. which was suck off the Isle of
Wight Friday by collision with the British
steamer Isle of Cyprus, have been washed
ashore at St. Catherine Point on the south side
of the island.
Mr. E. W. Kellogg, who is connected with
tbe Thomson-Houston Electric Company, has
just returned to Boston from a visit to Hayti.
He says that the published stories that Minis
ter Douglass is not receiving the treatment to
which be is entitled as an officer of tbe United
States Government are false.
Mrs. H. Keck, aged 70, wife of a Cincinnati
manufacturing jeweler, died In a cab Friday
night, while on her way home. She had been
to the theater with her daughter. Tbey under
took to board a cable car, bnt Mrs. Keck fell,
striking on her bead. A surgeon was called,
who advised that she be taken home in a cab.
During a street fight at Chicago two labor
ersEdward Hughes, of 326 Milwaukee ave
nue, and William Smith, a boarder at tbe St.
Clond Hotel were dangerously stabbed by
JSzra Cohen, a Westslde bartender. Bngbes
was cut three times in the face, arms and
neck. The injured men are at tbe County Hos
pital. Cohen is locked up at the Desplaines
At 8 o'clock yesterday morning engine 15,
drawing a southbound train, ran Into engine
HI, which was side-tracked at One Hundred
and Thirty-seventh street and Fourth avenue,
New York City. William Bunough had bis
jaw, right leg and left arm fractured, and Fire
man Frank Eslack was internally injured.
Both were taken to the Harlem Hospital. The
accident was caused by an open switch.
Mrs. Margaret Taylor, living at Cottage
Grove, Lane county, Ore., yesterday shot and
killed Manoh P. Martin, aged 70 years, and a
pioneer. The woman claims that Martin came
to her bouse during tbe absence of vber hus
band and attempted to assault her. Bhe pro
cured a pistol and repeatedly warned him
to leave. He refused to do so, and vio
lently seized hold of her. She then fired two
shots at Martin's head, producing Instant
FAILED FOE A MILLION.
Two New York Stationery Firms Cannot
Meet Their Eogacemecta.
2KW Toek, December 2L The report
current yesterday of the probable'suspension
of business of the firms of J. Q. Preble &
Co., manufacturers of blank, books and en
velopes, and J. B. Sheffield & Son, manu
facturers ot paper and general stationery,
was verified to-day at Nos. 10 and 13 Thomas
street, where both firms have offices, and
where are situated the city sales rooms of
the companies. To the inquiry of a reporter
in regard to the reports, the following state
ments were made:
Yes, you may state that It is true thas the
firms of J. B. Sheffield A Son and J. C Preble
A Co. have failed. Thevwill both trnrtnvmtr.
gether. In addition to these two firms, tbe
Wabash Manufacturing Company of Chicago
is involved. As to the liabilities of tbe com
panies, the reports that they will reach $2,000,
000 are exaggerated. However, the liabilities
will exceed $1,000,000 just how mncb we can
not say until an adjustment of the affairs of
GAS AT L0WPEESS0EB
In the Neighborhood of McKeesport Ex
tension of Lines.
The National Tube "Works' Murrysville
wells became weak yesterday, and one of
the puddling mills was obliged to shut
The company's Grapeville extension will
soon be finished, and the supply of gas will
be again restored.The ilurrysvflle wells lor
merly showed a 400-pound pressure, but are
now down to ISO pounds. Ihe Union Gas
Company is putting down additional lines
in McKeesport in tbe hops of getting a bet
ter supply, which at present is very weak.
HOME FOE HEW lEAE'S DAI.
Mr. Camecle Expected to Nome the Trustee
for Ills Library Gift.
Councilman John A. Lsrabie says An
drew Carnegie will be here about January
3U and that he is expected then to name the
trustee of the proposed library gift. The
sura offered by Mr. Carnegie for the free
library project is $760,000.
The site of the building will hare to be
purchased with a portion of this amount as
there is no down town property owned by
the city, available' for that purpose.
The McKeesport Machine Company,
The McKeesport Machine Company was
chartered yesterday with a capital stock of
$21,000. A large foundry and machine
shop has already been opened and is doing
a good business. J. W. Taylor is President;
Suane P. Smith, Secretary, and George
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she ci led for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children,she gave them Castorla
THEfWAY TO' WEALTH.
No Boyal fioad, bat Economy and
Perseverance Make It Possible.
millions Made by agcidest.
How Notable Men, Beginning Low, As
csnded tho Golden Ladder.
I5HERITED BIOflES IH TAB C0UKTEI
Toil is not always rewarded with pecuni
ary success. Many a' hard-working man
lives and dies in poverty. There is no more
loyal road to wealth than to learning. Its
acquisition is as much accident as design.
No man -of his acquaintance was more
surprised than was Coal Oil Johnny when
he awoke one morning and found himself a
millionaire. The Schuylkill connty man
who tried to make anthracite coal burn by
stirring it, and failing, flammed the fur
nace door shut in a rage and went away
and left it,not only made himself immensely
wealthy by the act, but did a service of in
estimable value to tbe State, This accident
made him rich and famous.
The mere plodder, the man who has a reg
ular calling and works at it from sun to sun,
without thought of anything else, while as
sured of a living so long as be has health and
ability toperform his daily duty,seldom amasses
wealth. He may, and often does, own the
house he lives in and surround himself with
many of the comforts of life, but he seldom
rises to the Importance ot a capitalist. A
cogent reason for this is that living expenses
are so great as to absorb bis surplus earnings.
In his endeavor to live as well as other
people to be somebody, as the saying is he
pays out all, or the bulk;, of his earnings.
This is not his fault, but the fault of society.
The desire to shine, to dress and live like peo
ple of unlimited means, keeps many a nose to
the grindstone. If Benjamin Franklin's maxim
ilve within tout Income were more closely
observed there would be more happy firesides
and lighter hearts. A patch on tbe knee and
gloves on do not harmonize. There is room
here for a great reform. Society Should look
to causes as well as to effects. The working
man, no matter what his avocation, should not
permit himself to be so dazzled by the splendor
of his rich neighbor as to be tempted to imitate
his extravagance, even on a small scale. It
is not what one earns that makes him rich; it
is what he saves.
It is not intended in these remarks to applaud
great wealth at the expense of a mere compe
tence. No one who Iras lookedinto the subject,
eren superficially, will contend that riches are
an unmitigated blessing. "Uneasy lies the
head that wears a crown," expresses tbe condi
tion of the millionaire as truly as that of the
Jay Gould, guarded wherever he goes, sleep
ing and waking, by a private detective, cannot
be a happy man. Moderation in everything
furnishes tbe maximum of pleasure. The hap
piest man is he who has all he needs and a little
to lay by for the doctor and the undertaker.
Having spoken of tbe general rule governing
wage-workers, it seems necessary to note ex
ceptions, of which Pittsburg furnishes a large
number. Many of her wealthiest citizens be
gan life as plodders, but tbey bad genius and
ability, which, being developed and pursued,
led on to a fortune. There are few communi
ties in the world whose wealthy men were, at
the beginning of their career, less favored by
fortune, except in the matter of mental endow
ments, than those of this great industrial
center. Scarcely one of them was born with a
silver spoon in bis mouth. By intelligent ap
plication, and by taking advantage of their op
portunities, they rose from poverty to wealth.
They were not content to remain mere plod
ders. Nature had. endowed them with talent
for something higher. Like the boy Washing
ton at the Natural Bridge in Virginia tbey
sought to carve their names high among those
of the great financiers of the country, and tbey
Two poor boys came to Pittsburg from Scot
land. Both of them became millionaires. One
is dead, but the other lives, and is using his
immense fortune to add to the knowledge and
happiness of the people of his adopted city
and country. Another poor boy came here
from an adjoining county, where he had served
in an humble capacity on the old State canal.
He died a few months ago, leaving a million
dollars or more to the educational and charit
able institutions of the city. Many other
similar instances might be mentioned, but the
foregoing are sufficient to show that persistent,
intelligent effort is reasonably sure of its re
ward. The lives of these men offer encourage
ment to all who earn their bread by the sweat
of their brow.
It is somewhat different in the country.
There is a great deal of wealth in the rural dis
tricts of Western Pennsylvania, bnt a large
part of it has been inherited. Ithas descended
from father to son for many generations. Talk
ing a few days ago with a gentleman who lives
in the Beaver Valley, he said: "I consider my
self well off in this world's goods, but I earned
very little of it. It came to me in tbe shape of
land from my father, who obtained it from
his father. My grandfather bought
a large tract ot land at an early day, getting it
for a song, as the saying is, and it has remained
in the family ever since. The advancolnits
value has made us all independent. Tbe
same is true of many others of my
acquaintance. There is a valuable prop
erty near McKee's Bocks that has been owned
by one family for nearly 100 years, and ithas
made them all rich. They had patience to
wait, and they are now reaping their reward.
Land is the most valuable of earthly posses
sions, and when one acquired it should not be
lightly parted with.
There is a good deal in this recital worth con
sidering. People of this age look ;oo much to
tbe present to the neglect of the fnture. To
supply a present want, real or Imaginary, they
sacrifice the prospect of luture comfort. They
build a borne or buy a piece of ground, and
immediately sell it because they cin get a little
more than it cost them, whereas if they would
hold it, in the ordinary course of affairs it
would become a valuable possession, a support
in old age and a legacy to their children or de
pendents which would lift them above want.
While material wealth is not the most de
sirable or valuable possession in the world, it is
a good tbing to have, and its attainment will
always command the best powers of man; but
while the field is open to all, few receive it by
their individual efforts. It is severely guarded
by locks and bolts, ithicli only economy and
perseverance can turn back.
Trade keeps up remarkably well considering
the unseasonable weather. There has been
very little diminution in volume and no con
traction of prices. Even dealers In stocks'and
oil were hopeful. They seo in the present lull
a promise of better things to come. When the
yearly settlements are made and the evening
up process is completed, money will be easier.
The holiday trade got a late start, but is in full
swing at last. Sales the last two dajs of the
week were enormous.
That all of the industries of the city, whether
mercantile or manufacturing, are in a prosper
ous condition is shown in the official statement
of tbe manager of the Clearing House that ex.
changes last week exceeded by more than
$2,000,000 those for the same time last yaer.
AN ESCODEAGIKG FINISH.
A material Improvement In Local Secni-I-tlee
Luster Make a Jump.
Tbe feature of the stock market yesterday
was a further advance In Luster Mining Com
pany to SO bid and 80H asked, with very little
offered. It was said the company had secured
new and Improved machinery in San Francisco,
and had taken other steps to develop the prop
erty. Those on tbe inside express confidence in
tbe final outcome of the energetic operations of
those in control of the mine.
Philadelphia Gas held its own on light offers,
and at tbe close exhibited symptoms of a rally.
The prospects of tbe company are said to have
materially improved during tbe month. Cen
tral Traction was a trifle stronger, and lectrio
was no to t!H bid and 48 asked. There' was thn
usual Saturday bidding on bans: stocks, to keep
up quotations, but, while firm, they showed no
Brokers expect a refits! after New Tear's
and show it latbelr looks and actions, The
Keeling .yesterday was quite buoyant; ano
radlng brisk for a short day. The total sales
were 405 shares, contributed by pnuaueipnu
Gas; Luster and Central Traction,
.uite: stocks, BW.A(kea.
Arsenal S3 .
Bank of Pittsburg jj"
Commercial National Bank W w
Citizens National Bank f
Diamond National Bank la
Duqnesne National Bank... 165 ....
Kxcnange National Bank.. '. 22 "
First Nationsl Bank, Pittsburg m ....
Fourth National Bank 128 1
Klfth Avenue - t
First Nat. Bank, Birmingham .250
German NatlonalBank. 30)
Iron City National Bant M
Iron and Glass Dollar Savings .130
Keystone Bank of Pittsburg. r Ci
Masonlo Bank..., my ....
Merchants Manufacturers' Ns.Bank.102 ....
Mechanics' National Bank 63 ce
Metropolitan National BanK 100 ....
Mononnbela National Bank..t HZ
Odd Fellows' Savlnrs Bank 6J
Pittsburg Nat. Bank, of Commerce 235 ....
Pittsburg Bank for Savings , 220 ....
People's Nationsl Bank ,157
Keal Estate Savings Bank, Lira 130 ..
Third National Bank 163 173
Tradesmen's National Bank 243 ....
Second National Hank. Allegheny.. ...Sue
Third National. Allegheny 133
Western Insurance Co w
GaS STOCKS. . ,
AlleghenyGas Co. (Ulum.1. 39
Consolidated Oas Co. (ilium.) S3
Pittsburg Uas Co. (Ilium.) 60 89
KATCBal, GAS BTOCXS.
Allegheny Heating Co 100
Brldgewater i tt
Cnartlers Valley Gas Co US 4S
Ohio Valley S3
People's Nat. Uas Co... 15
Pennsylvania Qas Co........ I'M
Philadelphia Co 29X 29
Westmoreland and Cambria 25
Wheeling ties Co 20
OH. COMPACT BTOCXS.
Washington Oil Co 80
FASSEXOXB KAILWXX STOCKS.
Central Traction 2K SHi
Cltlsens' Traction 67 ....
Pittsburg-Traction. 47 tlH
Pleasant Valley 23 24
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester.2SS
Allegheny Valley. 154
cnartlers Hallway 43 ....
l'itts., Youngstown A Ashtabula B. B. .... 32
Pitts. & Connellsrllle 13
Pittsburg & Lake Erie w.... SO ....
Pitts, ft Western K. B. Co 13)t
N. T. & Cleveland Gas Coat Co S3 37
La Noria Mining Co H V
Luster Mining Co.. SO 3
kankee Girl Mining Co H
ZLECTBIO LIGHT STOCKS.
Westlnghouse Electric HH 43
Westlnjrhouie Air Brake Co 117
Westlnghouse Brake Co., Lira -G:X
Pittsburg Cyclorama Co S
Sales were 5 shares of Philadelphia Oas at
29, 100 at 29K. 100 Luster at SO. and 100 Central
Traction at 32.
J C. Forse sold 100 Central Traction at 33
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 83,314 shares, including: Canada
Southern, 2,400; Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western, 12.809: Lake Shore, 4.600: Missouri Pa
cific, 17,320: Reading, 7,200; St. Paul, 6,625; Union
ACTIYB AND EAST.
Good Demand for Money, bnt the Supply
Equal to Requirements.
The local money market was strong yester
day, as it had been throughout the week. The
demand for accommodations for some time has
been so great as to prevent the accumulation
of a surplus. Still there is nothing resembling
a pinch, nor is there likely to be, as from now
on, owing to large sales of holiday goods, a gen
eral settling up and disbursements of divi
dends and interest, the trend will be toward
Tbe Clearing House report makes a satis
factory exhibit of tbe prosperous condition of
general trade. The exchanges for tbe week
are over $2,000,000 greater than for the corre
sponding time last year, when business was
thought to have about reached high-water
mark. The volume of business so lar this year
is the largest in the history of the city. The
figures which lollow tell a pleasing story of un
Yesterdays-exchanges. f 2,186,811 43
Yesterday's balances......,.., 301.773 Si
Week's exchanges:, 14, 279, 270 Iff
Week's balances 1,833,756 IS
Dally average exchanges 2,379,878 45
Exchanges week of 1S88. 12,207.021 49
Gain over week of 1888 2,071,53574
Money on call at New Tore yesterday was
easy, ranging from 4 to S percent; last loan, 4;
closed offered at 3. Prime mercantile paper,
57K. Sterling exchange quiet and steady
at 54 80 for 60-day bills and S4 84) for de
mand. The weekly statement of the New York
banks, issued Saturday, shows the following
changes: Reserve, increase, 1763,075: loans,
increase, 12,455.400; specie, increase, tl.714,600;
legal tenders, decrease. $257,600; deposits, in
crease, t2,77o,700circulation, decrease, $57,100.
The banks now hold 53,398,725 in excess of the
25 per cent rule.
Closing Bond Quotations.
TJ. B. 4,reg.... 128
U. 8. 4s. ooun 127
Mntnal Union 6s..
N. J. C. Int. Oert.
Northern Pac. Ists
Northern Fae. M.
U. B. 4Ka. ret? 104K
U. 3. 4Hs, conn.... 1MK
Loulslanastamned (s 93X
illssourl 6s Wlii
ienn. new set. Be... lit)
Oregon & Trans. 6a. 103)4
St. L. ALU. Gen. 3s SOX
St. U A b. K. Oen.il. II:
b'v. Paul consols ....12914
St. PL Chi Pr-lita. IIS
Tenn. new set. 5....101H
xenn. new set. as.... hh
Canada Bo. Ms 96ft
Gen. Pacificists.. ...Ill
Den. iKQ, lsts,..122
D.&B.G. West, lsts. 99
union srae. ists...MII3
West Shore 106X
M.1L.AT. Gen.6s.. 74a
Government and State bonds are firm and
New Tone Clearings, $124,033,971; balances,
$5,348,954. For tbe week Clearings. 703.928,
850; balances, $31,913,539. ,,-
Boston Clearings, $10,378,607; balances,
$2,048,033. For the week Clearings, $98,182,042;
balances, $11,473,693. For the corresponding
week last year Clearings, $88,834,473; balances.
$11,162,032. - - i -i
PflttADKLPHU-Clearings, $13,173,730; bal
ances, $1,810,808. For the week Clearings
S7i4S0.ni2; balances, $10,632,385. '
Baltmobe Clearings, $2,320,142; balances,
London The amount of bullion withdrawn
from the Bank of England on balance to-day,
was 25,000. Bar silver 45 15-16d per ounce,
CmcAOO Bank clearings were $71,036,459,
against $6,830,412 for the corresponding week.
The demand for money, especially for grain
and provisions, is exceptionally good, and rates
remain firm at 6 per cent for caU and 6Q8 per
cent for time loans. .
HAS 50 BACKBONE.
Oil Speculation Loilng lta Attraction for
Both Insiders and Outsiders.
Yesterday was another very dull period In
the oil market, the fluctuations being narrow
of a cent and the feeling far from confi
dent. Even pykers wore long faces. Tbe mar
ket opened at $10 highest 81 MK, lowest
and closing 81 04.
Friday's clearances were 104,000 barrels.
Those for the week were 1,937,000. The highest
price was $1 05J and tbo lowest $1 03V. These
figures tell a story ot llstlessness and apathy
which operators only too fully realise. The
strong conditions of tbe market count for
nothing In tbe absence of speculative interest.
An expert said: The work of the drill has
been uneventful, but the operators are not less
active than tbey were a month ago. Tbls ac
tivity is having the effect of adding a great
many small wells to tbe producing capacity,
which will for sometime at least defer tbe com
ing of the day when stocks above ground will
be annihilated. But the stoeks of oil have
nevertheless declined to that point where trad
ing in the commodity is decidedly uncertain,
and speculating In wind Is always unsafe."
Fentares of Ihe Market.
Corrected dally by John M. Oauey & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened u....JM Lowest 1M
Highest 104HClosed T.-104
Average runs. . ................ ,. 64,084
Average shipments 81,094
Average charters , 11,222
Kenned, New York. 7.60c
Heflnerf, London. M.
Beflned, Antwerp. 17Kr.
Refined. Liverpool. S 1-184.
Beflned, Bremen, 7,13m.
A. B. McOrew quotes: Pats, $1 08K; calls,
$1 04Jai 04& '
Other Oil Markets
OrxCrrr, December 2L Petroleum opened
at $104; highest, 8104K; lowest, $104; closed,
Bradford. December 2L Opened at $1 03;
closedat $1 04; highest, $1 0 lowest, $1 03
Tmjsvn.T,B,Docember21. Opened at $104:
highest, $1 04H: lowest, $1 04; dosed, $1 04H-
Nbw Yoke. Decembers!. Petroleum owned
steady at $1 OS&and moved up to mi. A
reaction followed, ud toe surlM4f
..if s.r..j .si .. - m i -r
steady at f 1 06. Stool; Exchange: Opening,
$1 OS; highest, $1 04; lowest. $1 033ft closing,
$1 03K. Consolidated Exchange t Opening,
jl 03; highest. 81 04V; lowest, $1 Q3j closing,
ao Total sales, 111,Q(X barrels.
STILL THBI GO.
Laadsjiad Houses Continue to Attract the
Attention of Investors.
W. W. McNeill 4 Bra, 105 Fourth avenue,
disposed of one-quarter interest in a large
manufacturing concern at Beaver Falls to a
business man of this city. The figures are
private. They also .placed mortgage of $1,760
on Twelfth ward property, 6 per cent, two
Black & Balrd, 95 Fourth avenue, sold to A.
Mibxnaloton Fifth avenue in the James P.
Ban homestead property, being 50x95 feet, for
James Wright sold two lots on Hiland ave
nue, East End, to a a Green, of Pittsburg,
and James Gilbert, of Bbarpsburg, who will
build two large Queen Anne bouses at once.
L. O. Frazier, corner Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, placed si $4,000 mortgage onalargelot
and dwelling in tbe Seventeenth ward, and one
of $2,500 on a small business property in the
Sixteenth ward, both for three years at 0 per
Magaw & Goff. Limited, 145 Fourth avenne,
sold lot No. 74, 25x112, bavlnga good street both
front and rear, in their Oak station nlan,on the
Castle Shannon Kailroad, to W. L. Kebple for
8100 cash. He will build a nice residence.
Samuel W. Black fc Co., 99 Fourth avenne,
sold four perpetual ground rents on property
near Fifth avenue, which net the purchaser 5
per cent on tbe amonnt paid for them, tbe pur
chase price being $2,880.
Charles Somen & Co., 313 Wood street, sold
JorM.A. Strother to J. A. Whitcomb three
Jots on Wadsworth street, near Emmett street,
having a total frontage of 65 feet on Emmett
street and a depth of 100 feet for $1,200. They
also placed a mortgage of $600 for two years at
8 per cent on a vacant lot in the Thirteenth
Permits for That Number of New Buildings
Taken Ont Last Week.
Building was active last week, despite bad
weather and the lateness of the season. It
looks as If it would hold out all winter. The
number of permits issued was 85. and the esti
mated value ot the Improvements 90,303.
The largest was taken out by H. S. A. Stew
art for five two-story brick dweUings onjStan
ton avenue, to cost $25,000. John A. Benshaw,
the Liberty street grocer, was authorized to
erect a three-story brick dwelling on Ellsworth
avenue. It will cost him $10,000. -The follow
ing is the list: . a
Henry Schmitt, frame two-story stable, 18x26
feet, on rear of Butler street, Fifteenth ward.
Ed. Griffiths, frame one-story and mansard
dwelling, 16x30 feet, on Reed street, Thirteenth
Chas. E. Cnmmlngs, frame one-story shop, 10
xl2 feet, on Center avenue. Eleventh ward.
H. Hohmeyer, frame two-story dwelling, 14x
16 feet, on Boquet street. Fourteenth ward.
Second Avenne Passenger Railway Com-
Sany, frame two-story carshed, 60x125 feet, on
econd-avenue. Twenty-third ward.
M. J. Montgomery, two frame two-story
dwellings, 87x32 feet, on Greenbush street.
M. ITinnegan, frame one-story dwelling, 20x18
feet, on Stockholm street, Twelfth ward.
Daniel Miller, frame two-story dwelling, 16x
32 feet, on Brereton avenue, .Thirteenth ward.
T. M. McDonougb, frame addition, two-story
dwelling, 20x40 feet, on Beelcn street, Thir
Mrs. C. A. Shaffer, frame one-story store, llx
23 feet, on Apple street. Twenty-first ward.
Chambers & Coale, frame one-story and attio
stable, 16x20 feet, on Lytle street, Twenty-third
F. G. Hague, frame two-story stable, 16x28
feet, on rear of Meadow street, Twenty-first
. H. O. Hornberger, frame two-story dwelling,
19x33 feet, on Hazelwood avenue. Twenty-third
August Euler. frame two-story dwelling, 20x
34 feeti on Martin street, Twenty-seventh ward.
Wilhelm Michael, frame addition, two-story
dwelling, 18x18 feet, on Plymouth street, Thirty
Peter Schusler, brick two-story and attlo
dwelling, 22x47 feet, on Collins avenue, Nine
Fred Hass, frame two-story dwelling, 22x48
feet, on Bt. Clair street. Nineteenth ward.
Mrs. A. J. Lee, frame two-story dwelling, 22x30
feet, on Collins avenue. Nineteenth ward.
John A. Bensbaw, brick three-story dwelling,
84x34 feet, on Ellsworth avenue. Twentieth
Mrs. Patterson, frame one-story addition to
store, 16x20 feet, on Bedford avenue, Thirteenth
Childs' Hospital, frame two-story hospital
addition, 24x27 feet, on Forbes street. Four
J. Ei Ilabenstcln, frame 'addition one-story
dwelling, 40x33 feet, on Forbes street. Four-
John Klein, frame two-story dwelling, 17x31
feet, on Ella street. Sixteenth ward.
John Price, frame one-story dwelling, 18x33
feet, on Brereton avenue. Thirteenth ward.
Phillip Becker, frame one-story stable and
wagon shed, 18x27 feet, on Hill alley. Thirteenth
H. S. A. Stewart, five brick two-story and
attic dwellings, 33x50 feet, on Stanton avenue.
John O. Frazier, four frame two-story dwell
ings, 20x32 feet each, on Lyman avenue. Twenty-second
Weyman & Bros., brick addition three-story
storage house, 27x74 feet, on Scott alley. Fourth
Peter B. Callaghan, frame two-story dwelling,
18x18 feet, on Bates street. Fourteenth ward.
C. Evans, frame addition two-story dwelling,
20x28 feet, on rear of Second avenue, Twenty
Mrs. Levi Schuck, brick two-story dwelling,
25x45 feet on Broad street. Fourteenth ward.
James C. Dick, frame two-story dwelling, 18x
81 feet, on Boquet Btreet, Fourteenth ward.
F. Bese, frame one-story office, 12x24 feet, on
Penn avenue. Twentieth ward.
Mrs. Morton, two frame two-story and man
sard dwellings, 20x35 feet each, on Blppey
street, Nineteenth ward.
Mrs. Mary Welsh ous. brick two-story dwell
ing. 30x41 feet, on Walnut street; corner ot
O'Hara street, Twentieth ward.
NOT MUCH LIFE
In Bailroad Shares Only Two Active Feat
ores A Favorable) Bank State
ment Boosts Values a Lit
tie at tbe Close.
New Yore, December 2L The general
liquidation which has taken place in the stock
market during tbe past few days makes an ex
tremely dnll one without special feature of any
kind. Only two stocks, Missouri Pacific and
Lackawanna, showed any life whatever, and
both after advancing somewhat relieved
again, losing most of the improvement.
Outside of the two stocks mentioned there
seemed to be no speculative interest in the
market, but foreign houses were buying on a
limited scale, chiefly St. Paul and Union
Pacific There was liberal buying of Missouri
Pacific at the opening, and it rose rapidly and
steadily until it was within per cent of its
yesterday's figure, 76- It then as rapidly re
tired to the opening figure and closed at a
slight advance. Lackawanna was inclined to
heaviness rn the early trading, but toward the
close there was a good demand for tbe stock at
advancing prices, but it also sagged oft be
fore the close.
Tbe opening ot tbe market was strong at ad
vances over last evening's prices, extending to
per cent, duc except in tue siocks meuuoneu
the fluctuations were confined within the nar
rowest limits and no decided tendency In
either direction was shown, though a firm tone
marked the dealings as a rule. The unexpect
edly favorable bank statement gave character
to the final dealings, and tho close was firm.
The final changes are all for small fractions
with advances largely in a majority.
Railroad bonds were relatively more active
than stocks, the sales of all issues reaching
$057,000 for tbe two hours' session, and, while a
firm tone generally prevailed, there were few
changes of importance to record. Tho Iron
Mountain 5s and the new Wabash seconds were
the features, both being active and strong,
though tbe latter reacted toward tbe close.
Sales for the week, $7,203,000. against $7,875,000
The Pott says; The change of sentiment
among the professional speculators as the re
sult of the recently declared extra dividends
on the Vanderhilt and other stocks was mani
fested beyond doubt to-day, though these fa
vorable developments of the last week had
been so unexpected that they caught the larger
part ot the speculative public unprepared for
Tbe rollowlng tania snows tne prices ot active
stocks on tbe Mew "York Stock lxcnange yester
day. Corrected dally for THS Disfatcu by
Whitkiit A HTiriiENBON, oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of Hew xork Btocx xxenange, .7 fourth avenue:
Hlgh- Low. In
ess. est. Hid.
soji zan ton
M x W
an n 87
ma 122)4 in
xh ita km
108 vr.u 107V
7iX Wi 70
S9 KH 3
4114 IX 41
S3 S3 KH
liiJi liiji liii?
Am. Cotton oil Trust., sotf
Am. cotton on.
Atcn xop.n.jr..... 304
Canada Southern S7K
Central Paelflt.... ....
Ches&oeake A Ohio.... toll
0- Bur. a Oulir.....l07M
C Mil. a. Ut. ifaul.... 71
c, mii.'& at. i. pr
c, kockl &r n
c, at. l. a l'itu
CshUS Pitts, pr.. tn
u. at. r.,s,to sen
c at. ru. a o.. pr. ....
C A .aorta-western.. ...111K
C. ftnertfi western, vr. ....
C ft. a .u..v.. ....
CC C. AL, lr M, , 6S. 83
OoL Coat, & iron U'A SSJ4. 26
Col. A Hocking f ai .. .. . .... ....
Del. & Hudson. ,
Denver A KloQ .,
Benver& Bio (i pr
E.T..VS, AGa.lat p.'.
Illinois central. liatf lis 118JX.
Lake Erie A Western.. .. .... ...
f.alTA VrtA A- TO... ,r
Lake Shore AM. ..-lOS
Michigan central...... SSJt
Mobile A Ohio
Mo.. Kan. & Texas.,.. 115
Missouri faolfic 73
New rort central icatf
a. r.. Lt. R. W
m. if., a Ast. iT.
K.X.. a A8t.-L.nr..
N.i.. aftst.ij.2anf ....
. K .44K
. r.,O.A W 203
orfolk A Western..:
NorrolfcA Western. pf. ....
Northern Pacific. 3i?4
Nortnern racing pre& 73W
Ohio Mississippi...., 22j
Pacini) Mall KX
Peo. Deo. Attvans
Phlladel. A Beading.. iSTi
Pullman Palace Car...lSSla
Richmond ft W. P. T.. 215j
Klchmond & W.P.T.pf 8054
St. PA Minn, ft Man..ll2
St. U A San Fran
St. L. A San STan pr.. 33
st.i,. A San jr. 1st pr.
Texas Pacific 20W
Union Pacific C9X
Wabasn .. 16!
Wabash preferred 12
Western Union........ 84
Wheeling A L. , 6S
National Lead Trust.. ISM
Chicago ties Trust.... 43J
WALL STEBET GOSSIP.
Stocks Strong but Dull nnd Featureless
Labor Troubles In England.
By Special Wire to John M. Oakley ft Co..
Sew Yoke, December 21. The stock mar
ket opened strong, especially In Missouri Pa
clflo and Lake Shore, but it was distressingly
dull. A generally Improved feeling follows tbe
Gould and Vanderbilt dividend announcement,
coupled with the continued talk of a car fam
ine on the Western roads, hut the speculative
Instinct has not been yet aroused. Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western showed great re
cuperative powers, bnt Reading was slngglsh.
Chicago, Burlington and Qnincy and St. Paul
were up, but Bock Island did not budge.
Tbe bank statement came out earjy and was
better than expected, showing a gain of nearly
$760,000 In reserves and of twice that much in
actual cash. The publication of these figures
did not stimulate activity or Influence higher
prices, presumably to the disgust of the bulls.
Western Union has not shown the slightest
powei to redever its exceptionally Urge divi
dend, and while it may yet blossom into boll
activity it must be confessed that it looks more
as if it might go down. After the holidays, we
shall hear a good deal of Wanamakerspet
plan of making the telegraph an accessory of
the Postofflce Departnent. Meantime tbe use
of telephone wires ior telegraphing purposes
increases. Dullness profound has been the
characteristic of the market lately, but we hope
tbat tbe blockade will be broken next week.
There has been great industrial activity in
England during the year, bat the inevitable
consequence of trade expansion, hierher wa?es.
is a factor that now promises to give trouble.
The London correspondent of the Chronicle
points ont that coal strikes are threatened in
Great Britain and Germany. In South Wales
the miners have made demands for shorter
hours and higher wages, which the employers
are not willing to accept. The writer says that
if a strike there should ensne 'It would prob
ably precipitate a strike all over the country,
and would throw out of gear every important
Beside this, the railway employes in the
North of England are agitating in favor of
shorter hours, and the brewers are asking for
more pay. Tbe increasing business on our rail
wars here is likely to invite the new labor com
binations who will Insist that they are entitled
to extra dividend as well as stockholders in the
companies. The coal miners are in more or
less distress, and large numbers are being dis
charged for lack of work.
The unseasonable weather so far this winter
must have checked the sale of drygoods, wool
ens, boots and shoes, etc., and the country
merchants must have large stocks of goods un
sold. Perhaps this partly accounts for the ex
ceptional demand for currency in the interior.
CloslDg quotations or Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. Ko. 7
fourth avenue. Members Hew York Stock .Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsvlvama Kailroad. R3K
Heading 19 7-18
buffalo. Pittsburg ft Western 7U
Lehigh Valley..... S2i
H ortnem Pacino pre: erred.,
Or 22 mortgages closed up yesteftay, the
largest was for $10,000. Only one was for pur
There is a deal of some kind going on In the
vicinity of Fifth avenue and Penn, but it is kept
as quiet as a mouse.
Two HtrifDESD and twentt-ses deeds,
transferring property valued at $577,776, were
filed for record last week.
Sales of local stocks on call last week were
1.135 shares, against 1,458 the previous week."
Philadelphia Gas led with 515 shares.
Negotiations between the owners of tbe
Hamilton Hotel property and tbe Americas
Club continue, but there is no prospect of a
speeuy closing or tne aeai.
Wouldn't it be businesslike fer owners of
rookeries on some of tbe best streets, that are
paying 2 or 3 per cent, to tear them down and
put np good business houses tbat would pay 8
It is stated tbat of tbe three great electric
companies, th Westlnghouse, Thomson-Houston
and Edison, the former is the only one that
has ever paid a dividend. Tbe Westlnghouse is
a home company.
There were lively times among real estate
agents last week, and a large number of sales
made, tbe most important being that of the
Schweitzer property, on Fourth avenue, to
Captain Vandergrif t for $120,000.
The statement of the Dollar Savings Bank
shows the amount due the depositors, $12,822,
S35 49; amount due dividends, $236,253 52;
amount due contingent fund, $743,110 06; total,
$13,802,299 Of. Tbe present nnmber of deposit
ors is 32,094, averaging $408 89 each. A 2 per
cent dividend has been declared.
JAME3 J. Johnsos", one of the trustees of
the portion of the Avery estate, belonging to
the Wylie Avenue A. M. E. Church, in speak
ing of the reported sale of the property, yester
day said: "There has been no definite proposi
tion made to us yet for the property, and until
there has been we of course can take no ac
tion. At tbe same time the regular meeting of"
the trustees will be held next week, when it is
very probable the matter will be discussed.
An expression from the members of the church
may also be obtained.
The following nominations for Directors and
officers of the Pittsburg Petroleum, Stock and
Metal Exchange were made yesterday: For
President, Jas. a McKelvey; First Vice Presi
dent, B. F. Arensburg; Second Vice Presidents,
A. A. Adams, S. S. Pinkerton; Treasurer, H.
W. Hagan, John B. Barbonr, Jr.; Secretary,
Captain J.K. Barbonr; Directors, nine to elect,
a K. Harris, J. C. Force. Geo. Heard, G. K,
Knhn, W. L Mnstin, C. K. Kuhn, N. W. Stev
enson, J. B. McKee, Jr., B. J. Stone v, Jr., A. J.
Lawrence, T. J. Campbell, Samuel Fritz. W. D.
Badger, H. E. Wilson and M. L. Jenkins: Ar
bitration Committee. J. C. Morris, B. H. Rob
inson. F. P. Smith: It. T. Hunt, Samuel Fritz.
Jas. Carotbers and Frank Pollock. President
McKee declined a renomination.
Congratulated by the Governor.
One business event of tbe past week was the
dedication of Kaufmann & Bros.' largo annex.
Among tho congratulations forwarded this en
terprising firm was the following:
COMJIOaWXt.T.TH Or-pENNSTT.VAirtA, )
XZCUTTVX CUJLUBER, J.
HJatRiSBtna. December ia, 1&S9. )
Messrs. J. Kanimann & Bros., Pittsburg, ia, :
GEJirLKUMJ Your telegram of tbe Mth Instant,
Inviting me to be present at the dedication and
opening or your enlarged business block; was re
ceived npon my retnrn to Hamsburg, after an
absence of several days.
The Invitation was gratefully appreciated, and
had it been possible for me to have visited Pitts
burg at the time of the opening, I wonld have
had great pleasure In Joining with those who tca
tlSed their appreciation of your enterprise ana
business ability by the acceptance of your invi
tation. Kegrettlng tbe circumstances which prevented
the acceptance of your invitation, lam
Very cordially yours,
JJlKXS A. REAYXB.
ExoBAvnras for all illustrative pur
poses. General printing.
PlTTSBTJBO PHOXO-ENOBAVIHQ CO.,
XXSSU 76, 77, 79 Diamond st.
Fratjenheim & Vixsack's ale and
porter are superior beverages. CaU for
them. All dealers keep them. Or order
direct, 'Phone 1186.
The most healthful winter drinks are ale
and porter. Z. Wainvrright & Co. 's brew is
the best. Telephone W8. -xxsu
MABEETS BY WIREf
A ifatr Speealatlve Movement la Wheat
and Price Slightly Stranger
Pork Rather Mere Active
Chicago Wheat-Speculative trading to
day reached very fair proportions, and a strong
feeling was developed in the market. Outside
news was all more or less of a bullish tenor and
assisted tbe buoyancy of the market. There
was fair buying on long 'account, hut the de
mand was supposed to come mainly from
shorts, who were forced to cover, not liking tbe
change which has come over the market tbe
last few days. A prominent New York trader
was reported as covering a large line through
a Chicago house, and another Arm was credited
with buying very freely on long account
The market opened at about the closing fig
ures of yesterday to o better, ruled firm and
prices gradually advanced Ke, then receded
c, again advanced to full outside figures,
ruled firm, and closed about lc higher than yes
terday. Operators were of the impression that
there was considerable realizing at the advance
by parties wbo had bought previous to the
recent advance. Still the market held up well
and the closing was apparently quite strong.
Cable advices were, on tho whole, not quite
so encouraging to holders as yesterday. Esti
mates on the visible supnly vary from a prob
able decrease to a slight increase.
Corn A fair trade was transacted within a
narrow range and tbe feeling developed was a
trifle firmer, the market syrrpatbizing with
wheat. Transactions were In the main local,
principally in January, May and July. Tbe
market opened at about closing prices of yes
terday, was easy at firt. but soon became
stronger, advancing Jc; ruled easier and
closed a Bbade higher than yesterday.
Oats There was more disposition to sell tbe
futures. Tbe business transacted was only mod
erate, but a weaker feeling existed and prices
Mess Pork Rather more was doing ana the
market was weaker. Prices ruletl 1012)c
lower early In the day. but rallied ZSc and
closed comparatively steady.
Lard Only a fair trade was reported. Prices
ruled about 'JKc lower and closed steady.
Short Bib Sides More was doing and the
market was weaker. Prices ruled fully So
lower early, but closed with more steadiness.
Tbe leading futures ranged as follows:
WHEAT No. 2. December. 77Ji7877it9
78c; January. 78r878079c; May, 82JJa'
Cobk No. 2. December. 33S3Xr3333:
Oats-tNo. 2. December, 20c; January. 20
20)i2q20; May. 2222224?225$c.
Mess Poke, per bbL January. $9 209 20
0 129 17: February. $93069 329 3009 30;
May. $9 6209 659 7X9 65.
Laud, per 100 fts. Jannary.tS 875 009
5 87X5WK: March. $5 955 875 955 95;
may, co vixuo vifiQO uxg-o do.
04 7204 70IS4 12U: February.
4 72K4 73: Mav. 4 95 1 9304 9CX24 92K.
uasn quotations were as iouows: f lour sieaay
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 78c:
No. 3 spring wheat, 6364Kc; No. 2red,78c;
No. 2 com. 33c; No. 2 oats, 20c: No.
2rye.45JJa Mo. 2 barley, 6S60c: No. 1 flaxseed.
$1 35 Prime timothy seed. $1 22. Mess
port, per bbl, $8 62K9 25. Lard, per 100 lbs,
$5 87 Short nbs sides (loose), $4 6534 80. Dry
salted shoulders (boxed), $4 12. Short
clear sides (boxed). $5 00o 05. Sugars
steady. Receipts Flour, 13.000 barrels:
wheat. 54.000 bushels: com. 252,000 bushels;
oats, 106,000 bushels; rye, 17,000 bushels: barley.
35.000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 17,000 bar
rels: wheat. 10.000 bushels: corn. 229.000 bush'
Pels; oats, 112.000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels;
Daney. I8.000 Dusbeis.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was unchanged. Eggs, 2021c
HEAT ON THE HOOP.
The Condition of Bualneai at the Salt Llkertr
O nncE or PrrTSBtmo Dispatch, j
Satdbdat. December 21, 1889. (
CATTC.E Receipts, 640 head; shipments, 340
head; market nothing doing; all throngh con
signments. One car of cattle shipped to New
Hoas Receipts. 1,900 head: shipments. 800
head; market fair; Phlladelphlas, $3 70: York
ers, $3 603 65. Eight cars of hogs shipped to
New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 400 bead; shipments, 400
head; market nothing doing and prospects only
NAYASSA EI0TEKS CONYICTED.
One Found Guilty of DXarder and Eight of
Baltimobe, December 21. The jury in
the Navassa case, as to the murder of
Thomas N. Foster, have rendered the fol
lowing verdict: Henry Jones, guilty of
murder in the first degree; Cxsar Fisher,
Ed. Smith, Charles H. Smith, alias John
"Ward; Alfred Jones, alias "Texas Shorty;"
Edmund Francis, alias Blue Ball; James
Johnson, alias Tom Welsh; Alfred Brown
and Amos Lee, guilty of manslaughter.
James Phillips and Mosew Williams, alias
"Dakota;" not guilty; and not agreed as to
James V. Tasker, George S. Key, Chris. H.
Davis, alias Pompey; Steve Peters, James
H. Bobinson, alias "Snow;" Ed ward Wood
fork and Norman Wooster.alias "Juggler."
George S. Key was convicted of murder
on the first trial, and was only tried tbe
second time as a matter of form as accessory
to the murder of Foster.
Injunction Application Withdrawn.
Wesley Webber states that the dispute
between himself and Clark & Wilson over
the sale of oil from tbe Clafiay & Duval
wells, in Washington county, has been set
tled, and that all is now quiet on the Char
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45 SIXTH ST, Pittsburg.
Bzsxsr ras. 1 victim
nnftinfi. Premature Decay. Kerrous DebstT, Xxies
Xanhood, &a. haTing tried hi rata erery known reme
dy, baa awxrrered a atmsle means o( saU-cure, wblaa
BwHlsend (sealed) nu8g to Ms tHofMia!Tm
. 1 --
"Thirty years is a longrwhilt,
bum is at least that -Ionsftha.
known I had the trouble, though
years it has been more Kvmfand
alized that it Bad a stronger holdio,
Indeed, for the past 15 years, I have not.,
able to do work of any account,".;;- "
The speaker was 5Ir David Sba&xg
Chartiers township, sear HcCarbteyfi
Hotel, He is one of tie oldest resrdeai3vqfj
the township, having lived there for CTVf
years, and is well known throughout to 3
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aam m. n. . navirnaw an nmnnMui.. ".
01 a large livery auu cuuca auuic at uu-i
. 1 12U -.J 1 -A-S.1. r r-a
ton. Pa. j i
"In the first, place," he said, "it seemeel ;
to be more a cold than anything else. TberY-
was a constant discharge from ray Boaey
pains over my eyes and in. the back of my;
head. My eyes were weak and watery. As
the trouble grew worse,! coughed a great
deal. Sometimes I would have violent ilia
of coughing in the morning, and would hays
to cough and raise. In late-years I hava
naa severe pains over my neaxi, which .
alarmed me greatly- There was a dropping
back of matter into my throat. I was con- j
stantly hawKinganaramngiarge quantities' .
ui uiucus. ju.y lurua ucuauie jaw ouy w .9
named, ana it Hurt me to spiu
"If I would tarn around or stoop oyzt
h4hs1 T tAlll ? A MA .- J-! mm fj.4 -AAT aBSS
uuuouif j. nuuiu vcuuiUD u aim a cot. tan v
muuKu x was going 10 iamt.
Mr. David Shaffer, Chartien 'ltnumMp.
"My nights were the worst. It was utterly
Impossible for me to sleep later than 4 o'clock
in the morning. The pain over my heart was so
severe that X could not lay on my left side at
all. I was feverish, and bad to keen changing
my pillow frequently; it wonld become so heat
ed up I could not lie my head on it. My head
would hurt me in the momlne. and both throat
W ' "IB
and head would be choked up with maensj '
tvnenxwoniu get up x was aoweaa; mail,
would stagger about. For years I had to hava
a cup of coffee the first thing on arising before
I could gee my clothes on.
"I tried numbers of doctors, and took large
quantities of medicine, bnt could obtain no re
lief. I had been reading of the cases Just Ilka
mine that Drs. Copeland & Blair bad treated
successfully. 1 had tried so my people that
was almost aiscouragea, out aeterminea to give
them a trial.
"The result was better than I bad ever aa
tlclpated- The pains in my head and chest;
have disappeared. I can now lie on mvlefs
side and sleep comfortably. I get up la tho' "j,.
morning ieeiing reiresnea. ao noc naws ana
raise. I eat well and enlo v mv f ood. Mtstu
are strong again, and to be brief I feel Ilka a' .tl
Querent person 1x0m (noons a was wnen x
went to them." -i
Mr. Shaffer can be seen at the above men-;:
tloned placed, and this statement easily vertf' 'M
MR. BARNES! STORY. Ji
Statement From a Well-Knowo Genf Itmsa-of ' '
The statement given below is from one of
the patients residing out of the city who
was treated from the office of Drs. Copeland1
& Blair. The gentleman in question Is'
Mr- "WillUm Barnes, of Hickman, Pa., a :
thriving town on the Pittsburg, Chartiers
and Youghiogheny Bailroad, about 15 miles
out from Pittsburg.
During a recent conversation with the) '
writer, he said: "Five years ago my trouble
first made its appearance, and it continued'
to grow steadily worse until I was at last ia
a very serious condition. BIy head and
nose were first stopped up, and there was a
dropping from my head to my throat I
would get np ia the morning feeling more
tired than when I went to bed the night
"belore. 1 could eat hut little, and what X.
did eat laid liken heavy load on my stomach.1
"At last the trouble extended to my chest.
There wonld be sharp pains stabbing like a
knile right over my heart, Aly lungs became)
affected and I bad a dry backing cough. 1
grew weaker and weaker and was unable to do
any work. 1 lost all sense of taste and smeU.
I was advised to go to England. I went there,
and spent a great deal of money, bat derived
nobeneflt. 1 became dlsheartenedandhonestly
believed my trouole wonld soon cause my
"I was advised while in this condition to try
Drs. Copeland t Blair. I had read of the
great good they were doing, so determined to
The resnlt has been a great surprise to me.
I Improved rapidly from the very first. I
soon regained my sense of smell and taste. I
bare no more trouble with my heart or palsa
In my chest. I can eat well and feel refreshed .
by my sleep. lean work all day and feel good ,
at night. In fact I am perfectly well. JLowe.
my recovery to Drs. Copeland & Blair, and.
shall be glad to speak with anyone about my.
Result of Home Treatment.
Some time ago Mr. Harry Phillips, of
Hnlton, Allegheny county, Fa., com
menced a course of' home treatment for his
catarrhal trouble, under the care of Drs.
Copeland & Blair.
At tbat time his tronble had assumed a
very aggravated form. Ha stated to tho
writer as follows :
"My nostrils wonld clog up. My head ached
constantly. I had severe pains In my chest.
There was a drooping of mucus from my bead
to my throat. I had night sweats, My heart 3,
would palpitate rapidly, ana do louowed Dy a
slow. Irregular beating and feeling of faintneaC
I was daily growing weaker. Tha slightest ex
ertion tired me, and I was nnflt for work."
'Like another being. All the symptoms I ;
have desert Dea to you nave disappeared, anal
feel as well as I ever was in my life."
Last May Miss Lottie J. Forker, of 299 Arch
street. Meadville. Pa., placed herself under
treatment by mall with Drs. Copeland A Blair,
for ber catarrhal trouble.
On JnneBsbe wrote: "Your medicine Is dotes?
me good. I do not feel to tired, and my heast
acnes nave ceasea." ,r
August 23 ber letter stated: "I feel Quite Ills
a different woman from tbe one I was when I nl
Mmm.ti(BilmnrtmtmAnf ' Si
Mr. M. C Wilson, who commenced using the si
home treatment early in July, wrote on tnextn
of the same month: "I am improving steadllyt
leel much better than 1 have for years pass."
Augnst 18 he wrote: "lam feeling Ilka adlf.
ferent being from tho one I was when I com.
menced your treatment, and am glad t Be sMt 'I
to mage una statement."
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