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. . a 9 ajm1h jm .vn.ww frw
Sionen installation ot officer!.
AB&'1KrUi VW-.w,W M www,..w.....
F , The next Inspection 'by the Deputies will be
thorough and complete U the blanks are an in
rdlcauon ot what Is required.
r j. K. Moorebead Conclave still leads In the
Increase ot Its membership, and has 18 appll
. uatious pending to start the new year.
rltrlris Nrac 1 nd S exnfct each to be 600
' strong by January 1, 1891. This will give them
two delegates laxn. next supreme wmcure
Kittanninc Conclave will have several ap
plicants ready for initiation when Brother
Charles Cornelius, the Deputy, makes his
Duqnesne Conclare elected an excellent
corps bt officers at Its last meeting, The at
tendance was larger than at any previous meet
inc'dorlns the term.
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"With the close of this month the crowtn oi
i.TM.iivn wiiirtn9 thA last term will DO
tmade known. The workers and non-workers
I'xeadily be ulstlncuisnea.
-It has been rumored Friendship Conclare
. 3 will co to work ana recruit its raemuw
t5tfYi"unrt then annlT to be made a sep-
tarate supreme representative district.
KllnmhiiMF nnnrliT No. G3 elected its an
nual officers at their last meeting. This con
rclavo was also well officered, and those chosen
a continuation oi rood material seiecreu.
t. tit ciw.i tho well known chvslcian
lot Write avenue, was Initiated as a member of
Fifth ATenoe Conclave. John Dimr-llns, the
Market street caterer, was elected Archon of
this conclave Tor the eusninc rear. The con
clave presented Fast Arohon W. B. Kunx with
a handsome badce of the order as a recognition
of his excellent service renaereu uie owic.
new applications were aiso treceive- --
Select KnUhta A. O. V. W.
Pittsborg .Legion No. 1 wilt hold their an
nul iotinn fnr nffieers to-morrow evening,
when a lively lime is anticipated.
-Deputy Grand Commander Benton i-atter-;
w.,n .......orf , rhn t-nmiwdes of General
icade Leftfon Sa 19 at the Installation ot offl
crs of the various legions north of the Alle-
iKhen- - . .
Invitations have been Issued ry uenerai
; j-i -itTl r iDfnrthn T-nrian's fifth an
na-, ifi'"" ,-"rv. !., . 1.HI
I reception, wmc- m ui-'" ...-,..
i -kj rinnt cmwt. on Wednesday even-
,i.w -- -;rr, ti-iii Bnn-
February a. ine ungin-i jj.uj-i " ---
"ply the music.
: n....i M. TirlnnKo. 19 has adoptedSt
R,aew set of by-laws, wherein it is Jaiddown that
a member becoming sick cr disabled will be en
IwtiSed to SS per week as sick benefits. Tne same
en:..iTt..nrnltaT the Committee onIw
n ..1 irA.i1 TwMnn ??A. 19. S. I. Of A.
i O.TJ.W held a meeting on Friday .evening
? ii.m. .twiM the following were elected officers
I'iof the Iieon for the ensuing yean Com
iAhnG.BurlandiVice6omnder -William Ji?wwc5 ""m:rMUte
S'Willlajn H. Mnhl; Kecordlng ireasurer, j. j
"oeuiutnww "- n w. -- t
bbUlne: 'Ireasurer, niiuuu ,""izi
Klunlor Workman, John -Burns; ateaicw x-
analner. Dr. B. a. smitn.
H. Golden Chain.
Supreme Organizer Osmond is worktagun
a fine list for a charter lodge to be located In!
J-xr.irnnrt todire. of McKeesport, Pa is
preparing to give a grand public entertainment
pat an early date.
-Tii. Tr'nmraiiiders' Convention, to elect
Ra Supreme Representative and an alternate, has
ibeen called to conveno in the room of Pitts
"burc Louse No. 81, Fourth avenue, this city.
fon Wednesday evening, January o, uu.
-rf,. iiiM.hinT Oonntv Entertainment
- rT,ttm tn.t lut Uondav nlchl at F. Beletz
"Idge of Allegheny, Pa. The Boston Quartet,
of Boston. Mass- has been engaged to give an
- - entertainment at Old City Hall, in this city, on
. ithe evening of February a. 1890.
, -Bessemer lodgef Dnquesne, Pa opened
rti. niir T .Trunin Rink at Dnauesne. Pa- on
; , last Monday night. Deputy bupreme Com
!vmanderS.L Osmond, of this city, delivered
14 the opening address. A first-class entertain-Bg-ment
was given, followed by a dance.
-IJn.rtvLodire. No. 65. of this city, has
riected the followlnc officers: Commander, S.
fe 'H. Kalston; Vice Commander, M. D. Shields;
-, Assistant Uommaaoer, ii.j.i5au5man,jrreiai,
f ,t.J.aiaovay;uiuuc,i- """3"j ,r
?;ttary, Barancl Harper; Collector. J. W. Macvay;
lTreasnrer, Thomas C. Bcott: Guardian. V. N.
atHarper: eenunei, u. xw uuiaucn; iimi, jj
Ih. suuneyer, Andrew Richmond, H. F.
.Catbollo Knloml BearBelnl AmeclBtloa.
-Branch SI of Allratown. has fixed- its in-
- , . TstaUaUon day lor xnsrsoay next. ,
S'raoiBoerswlllbe instaUed on Tuesday even-1-
-jiA in Brunei! 47. O. M. B. A on ilt Washinc-
fh (nitillaHnn in Branch S3. C. M- B. A
jot Lawrenceville. will be held on Monday
LnrMidDenntvfW. 'Sullivan, of this city.
spald an official visit to Branch 59. of New Cas
Stie, Paon last evening.
. branch 67. AUecbenr City, will hold an
' Jopen meeting on Friday evening, January 3, at
lot. AnuxewB ocawi oau, aiicbucu.
-rtnuinh SS will hold an oien meetinc on
Thursday. January 9. at Holy Trinity Schdol-
nouse. corner oi xuiton aueet ana uenmrsTe-
Janlor Order O. TJ. A. M.
it-i-Rav. i. W. Montcomerv. of the Cumber-
Jland Presbyterian Chnrch. of this city, will
'to-daVjijecemDer &, aeuvera sermon io ine
iUr.-O. U. A. J1. iv council, mo eerxnon wui
Pbe strictly unbiased, and attack no creed or
community. A large attendance ot the order
A new council ot the Jr. O. U. A. M.
called Thomas A. Armstrong 29Lwas instituted
December 7, 16S9, in Mundle's Hall. IN Ohio
street, Aiiegneny uny, oy j. r. uonnston, oune
' Deputy Councilor. The following are the
officers: Councilor, Joseph Paul; V. (X, Fred
Bennitt; A. R. &, Benl. F. Mclntyre; A. B. a,
Wm. C Miller; F. S-, Thomas Hood; Treasnrer,
John Brlnkman: Inductor, T. C Hall; Ex
aminer, W. Evans; I. E, Ed Cramer: O. P.,
Joseph Christy, J ry Trustees, W. H.S. Hamil-
4 -XOD, dOBCpH rfiOl, .U lrUICIWl. f,. ., 4. W.
i, FT-Xiran. or. &. r Xi. o. jihiiiiiwju.
. Nntlonnl Colon.
Duqnesne Council No. SIS. ot the N. TJ
elected the following officers for the ensuing
dent, Yineent Turner: Speaker. T. J. Haworth ;
Secretary, it. J. onaw; financial secretary, w.
i 8. Turner; Treasurer, John Eeelen; Chaplain.
ty. C Lewis: Usher. H. M. Marshall: Serceant
I Tfmk TIT,or. rinnrlr0An(r OTniiATin MllllflT.
L -r-Prnilpiit John Maronls: Trustees- Eft.
, -". ,'-ry- r-r '
wortn, uarquis, Aiarsnau.
Electric Council No. 1SS, National Union.
' last evening elected the following officers for
1S9U President, L. Mentzer, Jr.: Vice Presl
W.C Enoch: Sneaker. F. E. Reed: Secretary.
. F. Hunt: Financial Secretary, W. C. George;
eton: Usher. P. A. Peterson; Sergeant at Arms-
W.iU Maize; uoorEeeper, uenjamin jurco
i miArr Ki -President. Robert R. Little: Trustees.
fjileed, Johnston, Richardson.
Order of TonlU
Christen Lodce No. SS. Order of Tontl has
' riveted the follovinir officers for the ensulnc
'yean Philip Sehlender, President; J. Christ
Rodfrer. Vice President: C. L. Wilson. Secrc-
rotary; Charles E. Cummings, Medical Exam-
n.. Wolwrt T!lin nhftnliiln? TTrnd Plmmttl.
.4i""."r"i;.- tx :- "iarTTi. . 3t KiTTr
AMarsnai; w m. vuiniana, unara; Aom n ei
.iel. Sentinel: Robert McClain. Wm. Fisher and
fAdolpb. Herter, Trustees.
O. C. A. 31.
" Atarecularmeetincof Shingiu Council.
fE33,0. U.A. M the following officers were
..elected for the ensuing term: C, M. W. Miller;
KV.CC. A. Stevenson: K. 8., J. L. Drocourt;
feA. K. S J. B. Lewis: r. o m. k. ueorge; mol.
I Elmer Hunter: ex. h. ta. amnart: i. r., unris
Kohl; O. P John Faloney; Representative to
State Council, Robert Reno; Proxy, E. Eckcr.
Knlcbta of Pythlna.
E--A1 a reeular meeting of Great Western
fLodge 815, K. of P., the following officers were
elf cted for the enruinc term: C. C- Simon
Conen: v. i, w. tu u. namnuinj -relate, n.
ITATaylonM. A, Robert McGaffin; Trustee for
7 1UWIW", W m 1iUVUUkt
COULDITT BTAND 05 A TiCL
Why iLlttle Jolinny Denbtcd the Truth ofn
I'Sorlev's sailor brother Taa is
MMrstt sea, after a lengthened Tovace,
5iali aerer weary ot regaling the lamily
witH'Terjr "tall" yarns of the briny deep.
fttie Johnny McBorley is among the sost
entbosinticofhiiauditon; but, as Uncle
Tjim found oat the other night, there is a
limit even to Johnny's believing powers.
iTJncle Tarn was in the midst oi a thrilling
witZ't t hi- sea. in which he said:
& .-"33ie ship stood on onetack a' day an the
...---rli. 41.A thf " trhrpnnon .Tnnnnx.
WA sua 1 (TaJ '
U t j;nB. helieve that, uncle. X had ae
ttack inine o! y Sanday shwaMterfay, 1
LiW'JIWS''iriHEF. ' 1
The Muskeget Life saving sution, on Nan
tucket Beach, was burned Friday night.
-Three lives were lostaafi je1rPni!
seriously injured at a fire in the old St. Ignatius
church bnllding, at San Francisco.
President Harrison sent a letter and a doll
to a little girl who presented him with a knlie
as he passed throagh-Richmond, Ind recently.
At Mt. Vernon, Mlclu, William Major mur
dered his wife, his daughter and his J?rand
daoshter, and" then committed suicide by bang
ing. The failure of the New England Shoe Com
panv, at Chicago, Is now said to have been a
widespread conspiracy to defraud the cred
itors. AtHezel, a D, the scene of the diphtheria
epidemic, 32 Russian children have died ot the
disease, only two having recovered. A number
arerstiU sick, but as the district is isolated fears
of contagion are not entertained.
The past week has been marked by an un
usual number otdoaths In Boston. Total deaths
number m In Christmas week last year the
r-nr wr 190 OonsnmDtioa carried Off 43
this week, pneumonia 38, bronchitis 16.
AtPottstown.Pa, Chester, a year-old child
of Elmer Goodman, was found dead in bed
from eating too much candy. Elmer, a 10-year-old
son of Isaac Schafer. died yesterday morn
ing in convulsions as a result of the same
C. Hall and Max Nold were arrested at
Kansas City last night on a charge of highway
robbery. At the time they were preparing to
waylay the driver of transfer wagon. On one
of them was fonnd a murderous slungshot. ana
on the other a pockrtbook, taken from o. i
Derom whon he was assaulted by footpads
some time since.
L Monasch,FinancialSecretaryof the Turn-
h RniMIf mtA l,n A w!4ttnn is Short 1U
hl accounts. The discrepancy is estimated at
$25,0001 Monasohis a lithographer, and has
been Financial Secretary of the association for
many years. Monaschis anxious to make a
settlement, and it is not likely that a criminal
prosecution will follow.
. A loss of about $50,000 was caused by a fire
which broke out vesterday morning in the oil
cloth factory of William Brasher Co.. In
Brooklyn. William J. Fllnn, driver ot an en
gine, was run over and seriously injured. An
explosion of napmha knocked Robert Engles
and Henry Mapes from a ladder, and they were
badly injured. Insurance $40,000.
A colored man named J ohn Bprague caused
much excitement and terror at Des Moines, la-,
br nhasinff nennle aroncd with an ax. He
struck Abram Warlord on the head, inflicting
a serious wonnd and threatened to kill several
inmates of a house on Elm street. He was
caught in the cellar of his house by Deputy
Marshal Burns, who hurried him Into a patrol
wagon. Tho colored man was crazed with
Mary Lombard and Oelia King, who with
80 other women, arc employed in the rag room
of the Seymonr Paper Mill at Windsor Locks,
Conru, have the smallpox, and the other women
and the people of the town are much alarmed
at the prospect of the disease spreading. The
mill proprietors say that the rags used were
thoroughly disinfected before being nnloaded
from the vessel which brought them from
Egypt They have arranged for the vaccina
tion of all the women employed in the rag room,
and the local Board ot Health has disinfected
A WISH QUICKLY GEAT1FIED.
A Lady Expresses a Desire to See a Tiger
and One Appears.
"You'd better not wish for the impossi
ble," said an Irish-tongued gentleman to a
friend who, in a fit of depression.had wished
she had died in her cradle, "ion may get
it!" One might apply the same stricture to
wishing for the possible when its attainment
wonld not be altogether pleasant
Last summer, says the London Graphic,
two ladies staying ia:India drove in a bul
lock tonga to "see the view from a neighbor
ing hill. The prospect of the thick jungle,
stretching away for hundreds oi miles, nat
urally suggested the idea of .game, and one
of them said:
"How I should like to see a real, lire
tiger just once in his native glen."
The sun was beginning to sink as they
started to drive homeward by an unfre
quented track cleared through the jungle.
Soon they came to an open space, ana there.
"All at once," writes one of them, "on :
looking up, I saw what I at first thought to
be the stump of a feUed tree about 30 yards
off the roadway. As we drew a little near
er I saw it was moving.
" Look, I said to my friend. 'It's a
"Fortunately, the bullocks did not scent
him, or they would have Jolted and proba
bly upset the tonga, leaving us at the ten
der merer of the beast. As we were passing
him he left the tree under which he had
been standing, and came toward us in a
crouching manner, as if making ready for a
spring. We then saw it was a tiger, and a
Terr fine one.
"To say we were frightened would not be
wide oi the mark, especially as he moved
parallel with us for about 20 yards, keeping
his eye upon us the whole time, and looking
as if determined to have at least one of us
for a meal. The driver whipped up his bul
locks, we shouted, and one of us opened and
shut a white umbrella. This apparently
frightened the tiger, who disappeared into
A HABIT OP BURNING AWAl.
An Old.Fasnloned Lady Haa a Novel Care
for Bad Temper.
A lady who does not believe in the present
"high pressure" system of worK and amuse
ment says that she owes her placidity of dis
position and her capacity for endurance, to
an old habit of running away.
"When I was a child," she says, "1 had a
notoriously hot temper. As soon as my
mother saw one Of the 'fits' coming on, she
used to say gently, 'Perhaps you'd better
run away a little while, dear.? Then I
would take my sled, or my little gar
den hoe, according to the season, dash out
of doors, and stay there until the evil spirit
had passed by.
"We kept up that little habit, my mother
and L I entered the young ladies' semin
ary of our town, and there 1 worked very
hard, but. Unlike manv of the girls, 1 did
not break down. "Whenever my mother
noticed that my forehead was beginning to
tie itself up in a knot' over my books, she
" Eun away for"an hour, daughter. The
snnshine is very bright, and I want you to
go out and soak yourself in it.'
"Of course,! didn't always want to go,but
mother could be firm as well as .indulgent,
and the result was that I did a good deal of
running away, either to bed or Into the
open air. The other girls kept themselves
awake on coffee, in order to study late at
night, and some of them did outstrip, me in
book knowledge. Still, I came to believe so
fully in my mother's prescription, that I
made it one of my rules of life, and I am
consequently one of the people who hare
-Lived to fight another day."
MILLIONS Of M0NEI
Will bet Paid as Interest on Government
"Beads Next Week.
WASHnrGTOS, December 28. The
Treasurer to-day mailfd 34,DG9 checks, ag.
gregating $7,430,961, in payment of interest
due January 1 on registered 4 per cent bonds
and Pacific Hail bonds. All these checks
are puuehed with figures representing
the amount for which they are drawn, ana
are the first checks so marked ever issued
by the Treasury Department. The idea of
punching the checks originated with Treas
urer Haston, and is intended as an addi
tional protection of the interests of the Gov
ernment in preventing the raising of checks.
In view of the fact that the first proximo
is a legal holiday, it is more than probable
that Secretary windom will, authorize the
pavmentof these interest checks Monday or
Tuesday next. It is explained that 'the
Secretary favors this prepayment ot interest
merely at a matter oi coavenieaee to the
public and sot because of any alarm of
rumors of a stringency in the money market.
HKADACHB-Carier'sLlttle Liver rills.
HfDACHI-Cartr'sillM Liver Pills.
HEA1?A0HE Carter's Ltttk Liver PlUs.
'-Carter's LMM Liver PiU.
ANOTHER BIG WEEK
la BwiMw, notwithstanding tlie
Iilerrifrlion of a .Holiday.
PLEKTI OP CHEAP LANO LEFT.
The II Ismiranee Companies Not Beady
te Spread Oat in Pittsburg.
A QUIIT SOBBLS -ON THE SODTHBIDE
The holiday interruption had ho percep
tible effect upon the volume of trade last
week. What was lost by itwasmade up
later on. According to the Clearing House
report a reliable authority the weeas
business exceeded that of the corresponding
time last year by nearly a million and
three-quarters. This prosperity bids fair to
last throughout the-winter. There were no
changes in conditions or ralueaof a radical
Beal estate maintained its customary
activity, with a large number of small
transactions, and some large ones, to show
lor it. Stocks and petroleum were quiet,
but quotations underwent no particular
change, except in the case of Luster Mining
Company, which made a remarkable jump.
Permits for SO new buildings were issued,
which, it is estimated, will cost $59,572.
It is repotted that the Tyler Tube Works, of
Boston, will be removed to Washington, Pa.
andjthat besido erecting buildings for their
present business, the company is contemplating
the establishment there of a rolling mill.
Washington, in every way prosperous as well as
famous, may yet achieve additional distinction
as a manufacturing center. The people ot this
bustling suburb of Pittsburg are to be congrat
ulated on their good iuce.
A rumor has been rife for two or three days
to the effect that theEquitablelnsurance Com
pany was negotiating for the purchase of the
St. Charles or Central Hotel properties, in or
der to acquire a site for a magnificent granite
building for the use ot thexompany, and also
for ofaces. Henry A Weaver t Co. were
spoken to in relation -to the matter yesterday,
and they stated explicitly that the report had
no foundation in fact
Mr. Weaver added: "The Equitable, the
.Manhattan and and the Sew "iork Life Insur
ance Companies have been urged by their Pitts
burg agents to buy property and put up large
buildings in this city, but so far they have not
been able to see their way clear for such an ar
rangement All stories connecting either of
these companies with any real estate deals hers
at present are pure fiction."
It was learned yesterday that 200 shares of
the Butler Salt and Chemical Company have
been placed in this city at 510 per snare ana
over. The par value is $50. It will probably
be listed and traded in on'Change. Handsome
dividends are expected.
A promoter ot one of the national bank
schemes which are being worked up In the
.East End, said yesterday: I think the project
with which 1 am connected will be a success.
More than half of the necessary capital has
"been pledged, and the rest will be forthcoming
when wanted. Some of the best citizens of the
East End are connected with the movement
They think there is sufficient business in that
part of the city to support suchA bank as we
propose to establish.
"Two or three others are talked of, but I
know nothing about them, but do not look for
any of them to materialise' except, perhaps,
the one proposed for Lawrenceville, where
there appears to be a good opening."
Those who think that all the cheap residence
sites around Pittsburg have been taken up are
very much mistaken. Good lots within three
or four miles of City Hall can be bought as low
as 815a Lots were sold last week near Belts
hoover for $100. There is land for all and at
prices to suit lean purses as well as fat ones.
The Southslde Traction Railway Company,
through Its agents, is said to be acquiring con-,
siderable property in the vicinity of South and
Bingham street to complete the approaches to
the new river bridge which the company pro
poses to build. The movement has been kept
very quiet so as to avoid a boom in prices. It
is understood the company has secured about
all the ground it needs for the purpose indi
Improvements in the hill wards notably the
Eleventh and Thirteenth keep pace with those
in other parts of the city, and the prospect is
good for large accessions of population next
year. With rapid transit, which is now assured,
these wards offer peculiar attractions to people
ot moderate means desiring to establish homes.
It will scarcely be believed, but it is a fact
nevertheless, that there are properties in the
lower part of Pittsburg which yield less than 3
per cent to their owners, who are unable to im
prove them and will not sell to those who are.
This prevents improvement where most
needed and where business sites are particu
larly scarce and in demand. These properties
should be improved by some means.
To keep them in their present condition is
detrimental to the city, and is not likely to ben
efit the owners. By selling at a fair valuation
they wonld be able to invest elsewhere and se
cure' better return. This would benefit the en
tire city, and give, business a chance in a dis
trict where it is now badly crippled.
Damp cellars is a standing complaint in Pitts
burg. The best way to keep them dry that has
yet been devised is to build an area wall
around the whole of the site, so that the earth
does not rest directly against the walls ot the
house. To form such an area a four-inch wall
is built parallel to the main walls, and about
two inches from them. The bottom of the en
closed space is formed into a gutter, so that any
water that finds Its way through the outer cas-,
ing may have an opportunity of running away
to the drains.
The top of the cavity is usually covered in
just above the ground line with a row of orna
mental bricks,or sometimes with bricks laid on
edee. When these means are adopted, it is de
sirable that openings in the main wall should be
-provided tor ventilation.
BEAD! FOB A CHANGE.
rieaty et Figures Bet Utile Business in
Sales ot stocks yesterday were 160 shares, all
but 10 of which wero Philadelphia Gas. It was
a shade weaker. Luster was bid jip to 44, but
there was none for sale. Passenger railway
shares, except Pittsburg, Allegheny and Man
chester, were, If anything, a trifle easier. Pleas,
ant Valley was passed over in the bidding: The
weaker feeling was due to the absence.of bust,
ness, and had very little bearing upon actual
TTherewasthe usual Saturday craze for bank
stocks, but Waders all fell short of the mark.
There were no sales. Such changes as wero
noticed were in tho direction ot a higher level.
All other investment securities were firm. Tl,a
speculative feeling is good, but it is restrained
bvthrht money. After the completion ot the
January statements there will, it is thought, be
a good market for local securities. They are in
Ugh fave with investors.
Arse nsl. ...-
Allegheny National Bank -
Bank of Pittsburg...........
Commercial National Bank.
Citizens National Bank.. ,
Diamond National Bank.
Daqnesne National Bank.
Exchange National Bank...
ui , w.nnjk ........ ...... 4iK
Pint Hat. Bank, Birmingham 250 ,..,
German National Bank .SOU ....
Iron City National Bank.... 91 ....
Keystone Bank of Pittsburg , a ....
Masonlo Bank tv,"".V"if.5i"
Merchants Manufacturers' Na.Bank.l ...
Metropolitan .National Banx..... ....103 ....
Monoumbela National Bank.... Ill ....
Odd FeUows' Savings Bank. 68
People's Jiatioaal Bank......... .160
Trademen's NationsBank. 1M ...,
Union National Bank ivi;
BeatEstateLiOan and Trust Co... ..80 ....
Second National Bank. Allegheny ....
Third National, Allegheny ....1SSJ ....
INSURANCE STOCKS, fe i J .,
Armenia. ...a......... ." S;vr?.7 V
tt,tm.,f . .... .. AT.IrTfT-A.'
Man. ft Alex,
Western InsHranse Co...........
'Allegheny Gas Co. (Ilium.),....
V..lt.4..iul Hum V Ml!tta..
Pittsburg UM Co. (Ilium.).,....;....,
Bouthtlde Qs Co. (Ulurn.)....;.....
VXTUHXL 6AS STOCKS.
Allegheny Heating Co. i.
i. W "
ChartlersVaUeyGasCo i... '
People's JJat-Oasanuripeagouo..... -;,
Pennsylvania Oas Co
' '(xl coxrAJrV STOCKS.
Tuna Oil Co. ;
PiSSBHQEE BJJLWAT STOCKS.
" ' , - A- Bid. Asked.
Central Traction. , K S
Citizens' Traction ; JJ Sru
Pittsburg Traction v-S'"',"';::-45 aoo
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester.5 aw
Aliesheny Tall ey.,. - "
Pitts. & Conneilsvllle ,
Pittsburgh Lake Erie
Pitts. June. B K. Co...., ....... ..
Pitts., McK. & Youfth. EfcB. Co...
Pitts., Cln. ft St. Louis.. ........i..
Pitts., Vs. & Charleston K. K. CO..
M... '. W.AM. 1 If A ...
1'ltta. A Western K. B. Co. pref. IS
IT. T. & Cleveland Gas Coal Co
la Norla Mining Co
Lnster Ulnln? Co
iankeeQlrl Mining Co..
Westinghouse Electric ...
Union Storage Co. ....... .......;.
Union Switch and Signal Co
Westinjtbonie Air Brake Co...
Pittsburg Plate Glass Coy .ISO
The sales were ISO shares of Philadelphia Gas
at SO, and 10 of Electric at 4754 -
Robinson Bros, sold JU.000 Irwin boreugh
school bonds. 4 8-10, at par and Interest.
Andrew Caster sold300shares of Philadelphia
C. L. McCntcheon sold 60 shares of Philadel
phia Gas at 80. , . ..
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day wero 116,916 shares. Including: Atchison,
2.7U0: Delaware. Lackawanna and WesteriiM,
400; Denver, Texas and Ft Worth. 2,710; Erie,
4,420; Lake Shore, 8,930; Louisville and Nash
ville, 2.836; Missouri Pacific. 8,100; Northwest,
ern, 1,700, Northern Pacific preferred, 2,600:
Pacific Mail. 3.058; Reading. 18,160; Richmond
and West Point, 1,8815 St. Paul 5,210; Union
Pacific, 8.603L "
BASKEKS IN CL0TIK.
inrnnnrv irrrinmrnii iii...t....i..iiii
They Report a Hashing Business for a Holl
Business at the local banks was up to high
water mark yesterday, the demand for loans
being brisk and checking and depositing heavy.
Money was easy and rates unchanged at 67
for call and time accommodations.
The Clearing House report was highly satis,
factoiy, showing" a large volume of general
trade. The exchanges for the week exceeded
those for the corresponding time last year by
(1.692,132 73. This leaves no ground for com
plaint. The report is worth a careful perusal.
Yesterday's exchanges. li!!
Yesterday's balances .. H?-! V,
Week's exchanges , JfSS-JSfi
"WecK's balances. .'. JIH'S? S
Dally average exchanges .JSU-iS V,
Kr.hriiiri w.fr nflRSS.. 10.672.87711
Balances week oflSSS 32iSSi2S
Galnoverweekof isss...... i,eM,13273
Money on call at New "York yesterday was
tight, rangingfrom4to 10 per cent; last loan,f4;
closed offered at S. Prime mercantile paper,
S?f7K. Sterling exchange quiet and weak
at W 80 for 80iay bills and M 8S& for demand.
The weekly statement of the New York
banks, issued, Saturday, shows the following
changes: Reserve, decrease. $1,372,060: loans,
increase. 82.217.600; specie, decrease, 81.226,000;
legal tenders, decrease. 860,000; deposits. In.
crease, 8344,000: circulation, decrease, 8115,200.
The banks now hold 12,021,675 in excess of the
25 percent rule. -
Closing Bond Qaotatlons.
U. 8. 4s,reg VXHi
U. 8. . coup 127H
Mutual Union 6S....100H
u. u.4S. rer.. ...... iw
D. B. 4)is, coup.... 1M
Pacifies of 95.. ...-US
Louisiana. ttmpea 4 S4)j
Missouri 63 ...103
Venn. nw set. As... 109
Tenn. new set. Sfl....l02J4
N. J. c. int. cen...uzx
Northern Pae. lsts..lI7
Northern i'ae. 2d..112X
Oregon Is Trans. &S.103J4
SC U 4I.M. Gen..Ss 88H
Term, new set. Ss.... 74!
St. bS3.r. uen.Jkii2
Su Caul eoniois ....130
St.PL CM A P&lits. 118
uauaaa do. la....... v;
nn A fV 1t 117
Den. AB.G. 4 7SV
U.&K.U. HM,IHS. as
Erie, Ms. Id
union irae. inM.iui
West Shore 106
U.K.. &T. Gen. Cs.. 73H
Government bonds firm and dull. State bonds
firm and neglected.
New York- Clearings to-day, J12Cora7ffij
balances. 88,539.872. For the week Clearings,
8603,992,959; balances, 880,149,921.
Boston Clearinfcs to-day, 815.916,661: Ibsl
aneea. C2.041.233. For the week Clearinira, ESQ.-,
868,218: balances, 89,666.465. for tbeTcorre-
spondlng week last year Clearings, 173,
pjma.DEi.PHiA Clearjngs to-day, 810,864,198;
balances, 82,037,647. For the week enled to
dayClearings, 861,810,678; balances, 89,U0,6SS.
BairutOBS Clearings,. 82,190,051; usances.
Loktjok The amount of bullion
Bank of England on balance to-day is
Chicago Clearings for the fire
d&vs of the week lust closed were !
against to'aow lar -n corresponaing pcrmu
last year. New York exchange was 2550o
premium. Money was firm at 66K'per cent
on call and 68 per cent on time loans. To
day's clearings, 810,718,00a
St. Louis Clearings, 83,072,586: balances,
8232,431. For this week Clearings, (816,626,407;
balances, 81.820,747. Same weekjfast year
Clearlngs.-8i6,iii4,K; oaiances, ,;
THE WOEST TET.
A Day's Trading In Oil Dwindle!
The oil market suffered from 1
some other malady., yesterday, wh!
the life out of it. Business was the dullest of
the week. It is doubtful if 10,000 barrels of
oil changed hands.
The onenlng was 103J& highest 103 lowest
and closing at 193K, the range bfeing ii of a
cent Within this narrow limit very little
could be done and nothing was Attempted, It
Is surprising that the market holds up so well,
considering the stagnation. That there, is
something behind it no one donlbts. What is
the Standard dolngT I
The Week's clearances were (probably the
smallest on record, being less) than 1,000.000
barrels. True, there were pnly five days, but
another would have made only a slight differ
ence. All the support the market has Is from
the inside in the nature ot scalpiWg, and this is
becoming monotonous. It sometning cannot
bo done to interest the outside pablic there
soon will be no market at all.
Features, of the Marker.
Corrected dally by John M. Oaaiey 4 Co45
Sixth street, memoera or sue Jf lttSDurg rev
(hum I...- ICttf! Lowed ......I0t
Highest J033i (Closed... 103)j
Average runs i.. ft.615
Average shipments; .,...,.... jJ
Average charters. - zwi
Kenned, Hew York. 7,Mc
tteflnei, London. 6d.
Keflned, Antwerp, ViUt.
Keflned, Liverpool. 6 i-Hd.
Be&ned, Bremen. 7.10m.
A, B. McGrew quotes
Puts; II OSHr cal
Other &H Markets.
On. Crrr. December 28. Petroleum opened
at 81 0! hlghesttt 08Jit lowest, 1 03; closed,
BEABrosl), December 28. Opened at 81 C&;
closed, 03Jb! highest 81 ; lowest 5103.
TrnJSVii.i.B, December Opened at 81 ;
highest II 03Ji! lowest, fl rejfc closed, 81 OSJi.
NkwYobk. December 28. Petroleum opened
steady at II 08K and sagged oil to I 03H,
closing steady at 810 Stock Exchange: Open
ing, il 03K: highest H 03i lowest H 0$i;
closing. 81 0 Consolidated Exchange: Open
ing. IT08K: Ittlghest. fl 03k: lowest WOBJii
closing, ttOBJfr Total sales. 84,060 barrels.
IT WILL SOT D0W5.
A Botsct Street Dweillag Flekesl TJp
Other Dickers In Really.
Black 4Balrd,93 Fonrth avenue, sold for
Frank Murray to John Ichteay, a two-story and
mansard fr fne dwelling, on Boquet street,
Oakland, adjoining F. T. Lusk's property, hav
ing a frontage of 86. feet by about 230 feet la
depth, for $9,080. f .
John F. Baxter, SIS Besithfleld street, sold lot
No. 184, Baum Grove plan, Roup station, front
ing 40 feet oa St Clairtreet,by 102 feet to a 20
foot alley, to W. P., Potter, Esq., for I2.2),
There is quite a demand tor this property,
since the improvements aro nearing comple
tion. Ewing Brers, No. 98 Federal street sold
for Daniel L. Emeilckto William Jones, a two
Story Irame bouse of tour rooms and attic,
, with lot 25xll5,J5itnated' onSoath street, near
'Brighton road and Woods' Ra avsow, Tsath
'ward, Allegany, for laeso.
9fcKed & Cejls Co.. 181 Fovrtk avstnM, sold
"lotsKos.ad89itt TiwtwtwpJ 1
atCuiaS)isaAc.MI9. Xs ssHst SM
1MLAMHXS Til CITI.
Mtrtr Persak lor New ! aka
6at Last Week.
Balldine holds up remarkably wall for so late
in the season. So far there has been only a
break in the operations. Advantage is being
taken ot the mild weather to rush work on un
finished bouses and to finish foundations for
others. From indications there will be uoma-1
tenal lujl this winter. Hearly all the permits
taken out last week were for medium Bleed
dwellings. The following is tho Hat:
Oliver Iron and Steel' Company, Ironclad one
story blacksmith shop, 70x90 feet, on the river
bank. Twenty-eighth ward.
Oliver Iron and Bteel Company, frame one
story warehouse. 16x50 feet, on South Eleventh
street. Twenty-ninth ward. '
W. X JEarley, frame addition one-story boner
honse, 9x17 feet, on Washington street. Twenty-ninth
Thomas Snowden, bnck two-story and attic
dwelling, 85x40 feet, on Shady avenue, Twen-
J. A. Taylor, frame twotory dwelling, 17x83
feet, on Scioto street, Twentieth ward.
Mrs. James Tracey, frame two-story dwelling.
20x82 feet, on Bingham, street, Thirty-second
Barney Moore, frame three-Story stable. 80x40
feet, on William street. Thirty-second ward.
Matthias Keck, stone one-story kitchen, 16x18
feet, on Millwood avenue Thirteenth ward.
James Holbrook, frame two-story dwelling.
1ft-oo m An nfnhawtr etront Knnrteentb ward.
Joel Pollard, five frame one and one-half and
two-story dwellings, 17x82 feet each, on valley
View plan. Nineteenth ward.
E. A. Baker, brick one-story store, 20x40 feet,
on Forbes street, Fourteenth ward.
Samuel Ingulf, frame two-story dwelling,
18x2a feet, on Atwood Btreet, Fourteenth ward.
John Belling, two brick two-storyand attic
dwellings, 17x80 feet, on Liberty street, Six
teenth ward. . ,
AnnaM. Stewart, frame twotorv dwelling.
14x82 feet, on Margaretta street, Nineteenth
Lotus Clnb,f rame addition two-story kitchen,
12x14 feet, on Carson street,Twenty-eixth ward.
" D.L. Jones, frame two-story dwelling, 18x20
feet, on Thlrty-tbird street, Thirteenth ward.
nenry r ox, irame one-siorjr suup, "--" "i
on Frankatowh avenue. Twenty-first ward.
JM. B. Rafter, brick two-story dwelling, 20xlB
feet, on Linden street, Sixth ward.
H. ftobenritz, brick two-story and mansard
dwelling, 16x20 feet, on Bank alley, Eighth
Patrick Green, frame two-story dwelling, 17x
82 feet on Brereton avenue, Thirteenth ward.
Mrs. a A. Hamill, frame two-story store and
dwelling 18x38 feet on Thirty-third street
Thirteenth ward. , . .
William Petty, two brick two-story dwell
ings, 21x14 feet each, on Junilla street, Thir
teenth ward. ... , .
F. Plohr, frame two-story stable, 20x20 feet,
on Tew street. Twentieth wartL
F. Messenger, frame two-story dwelling, 18x
23 feet on Whittteritstreet Twenty-first ward,
umm4 r.i,-mwaii hriMr Addition to two-story
kitchen, 12x15 feet, on Carson street. Twenty
nlntn warn. . . . .
Third Presbyterian Church, brick twe-jtory
dwelling, 18x51 feet, on Virgin alley, Third
Wharton McKnlght ironclad two-story sta
ble, 16x50 feet, on Bell's alley, First waro.
J. W. Sorg, eight brick two-story and man
sard dwellings. 15x83 feet each, on Breed's
alley, Twenty-eighth ward. ......
The Linden Club, frame two-storyaubhouse,
52x122 feet on Linden avenue, Twenty-first
ward. . .
George Hargenwader, frame twewtory dwell
ing, 22x80 leet on Virginia street, Thirty-second
EVERYTHING LETS 60.
Bear Pot on Their Wnr Paint and Make
si Bald on the Share List Lower
Stock Prices All Round.
NbTtYobk. December 28. The stock mar
ket to-day unexpectedly showed more anima
tion than during the same hours on any previ
ous day this week, but the increased activity
was had at the expense of values, the bears
pressing tho active stocks for sale throughout
the session. This pressure was specially ee
vere against the coalers, the reports in regard
to the coal trade being particularly discourag
ing, but the impression made upon those stocks
was not so great as upon some of the others,
where a smaller amount of stock had to be sold
to make a decline. ,
Sugar Refineries, Missouri Pacific, St Paul
ti rnimiiifi and Nashville were all conspicu
ously weak, while there was not a strong spot
to be fonnd in the list There was also some
attempt to get Erie down and the stock did sell
at its lowest price for months, the attack being
accompanied by the old story of a new bond
issue The monetary situation received special
attention at the hands of the bears, and the
most pessimistic utterances were spread
through the street in this regard,especially as
far as next week is concerned. For the time
being the general expectation Is to see a
marked decline daring the ensuing week.
The opening was rather heavy, and first
prices were generally f rom H to per Cent
lower than last evening's figures, and the early
dealings were marked by special pressure upon
hugar. Union Pacific, St Paul and Wisconsin
Central. Theie was a let-up toward U o'clock,
but no recovery, and after that time the attack
was renewed with vigor, and Lackawanna,
Reading, Louisville and Nashville and some
others felt the brunt of the pressure.
The decline continued without interruption
until the close of business. Which was fairly
active and weak at the lowest prices of the ses
sion. The list is invariably lower. Sugar Is
down 1. Louisville and Nashville, Missouri
-Pari fin and fit. PanI M per cent each, and
Beading and Chicago Gas Trnst 1 per cent
Railroad bonds were quiet, and sympathized
closely with the decline in stocks, though the
movement in the downward action was not
as pronounced as in the stock market The
sales ot all Issues reached 420,000, which was
well rnd widely distributed.
The rollowlne tame snows tue prices oi active
stocks on the Mew York Stock Excnange yester
day. Corrected dally for Tub Dispatch by
TVHiTNaT ft STiTHXHSOir. oldest Pituburg'mem
bers ofKew York Stock Xxcnange. S7.lrourth ave
Am. Cotton On Trust
Atcn xop.ftD. r..... a
Canadian PaciSe mi
Canada Southern KH
Central of JJew Jersey .121
Central PaeiSi ...
Cnesancakeft Ohio.... ,26
C Bnr. ft OuUit.....1W
C MIL. ft St t"aul.... 70f
X.'. VlH 7!H ii'A
U., JlUi.COb- f'
U..DI.I. dErnu -..
c. atL. t: Pitts, ut. 40
C St. P..3tftO
c st.P-.M. o.. nt ....
Ci ft Northwestern 111.
p. ft fl ortb western, pr. ....
U., C. C. ft I..... 71
c. a, c. &l. nr S3H
Col. Coat ft iron. S3X
Col. ft'Bocklns Vai
Dei.. L. ft W 1SCK
Del. ft Hudson
CT Vs. fttia -. ....
E.T..Va. ftUa.lst pf.. ....
K. T.. Va. ftUa. Zd pr. ....
Illinois Central. ,.118
Lake Erin . Western
XakeKrteft Westpr.. ....
lxralrrUie Nashville, tsiii
Michigan central. 87H
Mo.. Ban. ft Texas.... 11
Mlaionn Paoille 71 H
I Newl'ort Central ..108H
h, ti, Ij.E.& W...... 26K
k.. a ft st !. nr..
x.. u. aou u...... ....
Ay., c &stii.2d nr
K.wr.. o. w
nu m 19
NorVik Western, pt 60
NortArn faclfie prer. Wi
Oregon Transeon Jjfjfi
Peo. Dee.w Kvans..... ..-.
Phlladel. A Beading.. S3M
Rlenmona AW. P. T..
Kichmond ft W.P.T.or 77if
St P.. Minn I ft Man.. ....
St. 1 ft San ilran ...
St h. ft San ran pf.. S
Texas Paeifla.l K
Wabasn L -
Wabash orererSed tl'4
Western Unions. :H
Wheeling ft U 1. 67k
,Bugar Trust.. ...1 "i
ManAtitl lAarf TMBlt.. IB
Chloajo Uas Xrufi.... H
19 . 18V
' WALtifeTBEET GOSSIP.
Mosey Rather UUtt htrt -Every Prospect
Pleases KnllroW Stares Lose Ground.
By Special Wire to John il. Oakley t Co.. 3
NkvtYobk, December 28. Trade publica
tions are naturally hopeful in their expressions
concerning the promise of the new year, and,
as an example, we Vote the following para
graph fromto-day'al'ryoedsCAronJcfs: "In
dryeoods lobbing the year has not been
marked with any great drives or surplus stock
thrown upon the market to break prices, but
on the contrary, there has been a general ab
sence ot seasonable (stuff offered at special
Theflnanclal situation couldn't be betters
money is abundant anW can be obtained at low
rates of Interest. Allprunk line railways are
taxed to their utmost Jreipht-carrylnc capacity
and eive promise of fair dividend to their
stockholders, and is slime cases, an extra divi
dend for the year has already bees declared,
In a word, the trade the eouatry is m a very
year never, were brMkter or sees ehsstrel
meoarrti!tBf they are w. . '
MslthsSseaisKsfeVi sesssesi .was et esdy
two hoars' daratftw. Sod all hum 4U0te
Monday, so that Jatersst rats wt stat wromA
neat before speculative. eyes, the Jtuwrai ipm
kt showed greater weakness astd aettrtty than
yesterday. Leading shares lost awariy ope
point The Coalers while weak resisted the
deollne better thaa the Grangers, manifestly
by reason ot the existing short interest In the
former.. New York UeBtral and Tennessee
Coal and Iron were the only conspicuous exam
ples of Sranees. Lake Bbore,Kic!iisu Ceo'
tral and Canada Southern, in spite of their re--cent
extra dividends which have yet to be pafd,
'were all lower.
, The bank statement was unfaveras, show
ing a loss in reserves of over 81,300.060, the loss
in actual cash being about the same. Higher
interest 'rates here, and extraordinary heavy
exports of American "products, have weakened
the rate of sterling exchange to a poiat which
makes gold Imports possible. , The condition of
theBankof England reserveJs so low and the
requirements for the monthly settlement on she
Berlin Stock Exchange are so great that aay
attempt to withdraw at this time from foreign
money centers wonld be vigorously resisted.
Erie was weak to-day, and we can only repeat
what we said overa week ago, that we expect
lower prices for it We have not changed our,
ideas of Louisville and Nashville, which, we
think, is a' sale. Atchison is dnll,.but ought to
decline, and Indeed we expect lower prices all
along the list on Monday. We do not see how
the Coal stocks can stand up long under the
incubus of a warm winter, slack demand for
coal, big. stocks, light coal tonnage and M.080
miners out of employment
Bos tan Stocks.
A tell, ft Top. K. K. pf 11
Boston ft Albany...217
Boston ft Maine.. ...2)5
. H. Ik a. 106K
AUonezMsCo i. 1.26
Calumet ft Becla....Z5S
Franuin.. ........... jv
Huron ........ S
Clun. San. ft Clove. 24J
Useeoia. ..... ......... si
Eastern a. ji.... .is
Flint i'ereil .2
FUntftPereSl. old. 02
Mexican Cen. coin.. IS
rewanio ....... ......
Qnlncr ..- "
Bell Telepnone... ..a
Boston Land H
Water Power........ 6M
San Dleeo n
Santa Se copper..... IX
. x". ft AewlCnjt... tiM
Rutland nrftfeiTed SO
Philadelphia Stocks. '
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney 8teDhenson.brokera,'a'os7
fourth avenue. Members ttew York Stock Ex-
Pennsylvania KaUroad.. ......... ?2K
Lenlffh Valley.....,. ...... ........... 52t
Kortnem Paciuo. ............ ...-.
C. H. Lots, the real estate agent, is on the
The Dollar Savings Bank is the richest insti
tution of the kind in Pittsburg.,
Two large flats will be erected in Allegheny
city next season, plans for which are being
TJitmss all signs fall, tho coming year wul
keep the real estate men busy. The prospect
could hardly be better.
So jab as the figures ot the Clearing House
are any guide, trie business of Pittsburg has
doubled in the last six years.
The Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester
Ball way Company yesterday declared the usual
annual dividend of fi per cent
J. Kl Ewnra, of Ewlng 4 Byers, real estate
agents and dealers, Allegheny, has returned
from a business trip to Chicago.
. ahcsttect J. A. BNTDEB has prepared
plans for a foundry and machine shop for the
Paisley Stove Works at Beaver falls.
The sales of stocks on call for the five days
of last week were L378 shares, against 650 the
previous week. Philadelphia Gas led with 885
FrDELTTT Title and Trust Company officials
report a steady increase of business. This in
stitution prevents a great deal of money being
sent out of the city.
J ANTTABT 1 is the regular dividend period of
88 local banks, 17 insurance companies and six
street railway companies, besides a number of
It was positively denied yesterday that the
Avery Church property on Virgin alley had
been purchased by the Pennsylvania Bailroad.
There is a mistake somewhere. .
Thb holiday trade seemed to lag forawhile.
bnt the rush at the close of last week was un
paralleled. Could there be better evidence of
the prosperity of the community.
The annual meeting of the Fifth National
Bank will be held January 14, that of the Su
burban Rapid Transit Railway Company on
the 13th. and that of the Iron City Mutual In
surance Company on the 28th, ,
It was stated yesterday byaa officer of the
Fidelity Title and Trust Company" that a full'
statement' of the, condition of. the suspended
Lawrence Bank could not be made for three or
four weeks. The books and accounts are being
examined as fast as possible.
MABKETS BY; WISE.
Wheat Moving Slowly, bat Prices' Brace
Up Corn and OnU a Shade Better
Pork Favors Sellers
Lard Bather Mixed.
Chicago The volume of trading in wheat
was light to-day, and while prices were gener
ally kept within the range of yesterday, the
closing was a higher. There were r.o special
t .-Ltnrea to note, and there was nothing special
in the character of the trading. The opening
was a trifle stronger than yesterday's closing,
and prices advanced Ke, later eased oft Xc,
then ruled stronger. Cable advices generally
quiet and steady markets, and some private
cables reported a strongor feeling.
Advices from the Northwest reported things
in good condition and farmers' deliveries very
light Not much change is expected in the
visible supply, either a small increase or small
decrease being probable.
A moderate trade was transacted in corn
and the feeling was somewhat firmer, trading
being at slightly higher prices. There were no
new features presented and values were gov
erned to a great extent by local influences.
Offerings were not as heavy as on several days
nast while a good demand existed from shorts,
under which the market rnled Arm. A promi
nent local trader was credited with selling Jan
nary and February and buying May. June and
July The market opened at about yesterday's
closing prices, was firm and gradually advanced
j?st eased off a little and closed HSMP bet
t8Oats Steadier, but with a lighter volume of
business. There was moderate selling by par
ties who bought yesterday, and also a fair de
mand to cover shorts, and prices were bid up
KKc Trading tho last .hour was light and
an easier feeling prevailed. , . v .
in,, mirttiit fnr oork was rather a met but
the feeling was steady withprices a little moro
favorable to sellers.
Rather more steadiness prevailed in lard, hut'
trading was moderate. Prices steady.
Short Ribs Trading was only fairly active.
Early, prices were a trifle easier, but toward the
close the market was steadier and prices slightly
The leading futures ranged as follows:
WHEAT No. 2, DecembetJJgmKe77?fa.
770: January. 77Ke7877XdWc; May, (figg
CoBM-Not 2. January. S0e3eji3830c;
February, 2930S2930c; May. 81832gg
B1OATC-No. 2. January, 22C826ss-0Kc;
February" 20&20J4c: May. -lft22,e21?B
MISS POME, per nbL-January. SS 009 OS
8 W9 05: February. 109 I9 109 17X;
MayTW 4&SM) 799 42H? .
IArt. per M8 5BS.-Jauary. K 776 898
SHOUT KEBS, per 100 --January. 57V
4 6001 57X4 6S February. Si WX&i 62J
1 60g4 62; May. M 801 BXi 84t-3C "
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheaV77 No.
8 sprins: wheat, none; No. 2 red, 77c; No. 2
corn. 31Kc No. 2 oats, 20c. No. 2 rye. iiie.
No.2 barTey.SagiOOc. No. lflaxseeo. 1 &. Prime
lard, per 100 lba.,as77K. Short nbs sides,
(loose), SI 60et Drysalted shoulders
(boxed). H VQi- Hurars-Cuaoaf nuchanced.
Receipts Flour, 21,060 barrelsr wheat, 41,080
bushels: corn.EB.0W bushels: oats, 1W.000 bush
els: rye., 18,000 bushels: barley, 6S.000 bushels.
Shipments Flour, Ra,080 barrels; wheat, 12,089
bushels: corn. 329,000 bushels; oats, 159.000 bush
els: rye, 6.000 bushels; barley, AOOO bushels.
On the Produce Exchant;e to-day the butter
market was unchanged, Eggs, 18319c.
MEAT OS THE HOOF.
The Cea-Wea ef BswhMse at the Beat ikertr
OnriCX 0 PITTSDIBTATCB, I
SATB-DAT, Deosiber28, 1888. (
CATTUt Receipts, 198 head; s-iptae-cs,
1,W head; mar-et eleesd firm, wish fab- eros
peeta for Mondays four ears of eHe sbiayed
to New: Tork to-day,
Hoos Re.celpta, 1.960 head; ehlpeoenM. lea
.bead: market active; all Kradej, fff wm w,
1 twocars of hoes shipped to New York to-day.
"SHEXP-Reoeipti, 2,006 head; skipmeats, 2,
Bi; ssarketslewM UBO-a-fedpciees.
XxxsA h-rgalM effsri-f In all dspart ;
sawta this wee, the test uvises to esc
sesek wtTessteffy. - -
A fc-sr f Tmswt SuwftMM JsWsfced sad
,1 wm walking (r8ghsefc-iekjlet-tess
bordering a cypress swaasp, and ease
aeress.a curious, conical pile of .earth and
ticks;, it was about three feet 1b height and
the same in diameter at its base. I dug into
it at onee, believing it to be aa alligator's
swst, and unearthed 20 eggs. They
were pure white, and about tho
sise of goose eggs, but somewhat dif
ferent in shape, both ends being rounded
alike. "Wishing te seeif they would batch
out, X carried them hose and placed theas
in a pile of earth and sticks resembling the
genuine nest Around it I built a pea of
boards, so the young could hot get away
should the eggs batch. Inside the pea a
trough containing water was placed, sunk
level with the. ground.
One momine. aboat- three weeks after, X
visited, the nest and was pleased 10 near a
number of small voices; there on the top of
the nest, and in the trough of water, were
several little 'gators, not over five inches in
length. Nearly all the eggs- were finely
I kept the little fellows about a year, and
became quite-attached -to them. X could
take them' in my hands and' caress them
without any resistance on their part; in
fact, they seemed to like it "When I went
out to see them after being absent sometime
they would come crawling up to the side of
the pea at my call. X never knew them to
eat a particle of anything during the time
that X kept them. I finally put them in a
swamp to shut for themselves.
THE INTENTION OF BOAR
More Than 2,066 .Years Ago tho Cauls
Wero Manufacturing It.
More than 2,000 years sgq the Gauls were
combining the ashes of the beech, tree with
goat's fat and making- soap, says an ex
change. When Marios Claudius Marcellus
was hastening southward over the Flamln-
... . . r . . . , -
ian-way, laden with spoils wrested from the
hands of Viridomar, the Gallic King lying
dead by the banks of the Po, his followers
were bringing with them a knowledge of the
method of making soap. The awful rain of
burning ashes which fell upon Pompeii in
79, buried (with palaces and statues) the
humble shop of a soapmaker, and in several
other cities of Italy the business had even
then a footing.
In the eighth century there were many
soap manufacturers in Italy and Spain, and
600 years later the Phoenicians carried the
business into France, and established the
first factories in Marseilles. Prior to the
invention of soap, fullers' earth was largely
used for cleaning purposes, and the juice of
certain plants served a similar purpose.
The earth was spread upon cloth, stamped
in with the feet, and subsequently removed
by scouring. It was also used in baths, and
as late even as the eighteenth century was
employed by the Itomans in that way.
A, WAEEANT FOB A BIBD.
A Woman Asks to Have a TroBblesosss
Cincinnati Times-Star.1 '
"There is a tame crow in Newtown, O.,
which has been taught to speak," said
'Squire Schwab. "If tho diminutive bird
would do more talking than stealing the
populace would be better ofit You know
crows' have a penchant for things that are
not theirs, and this crow has made a record
lor itself which is not a particularly fine
one, and if it were a human being it would
be sent to the 'pen.' for life. "When I was
in Newtown last week a woman appeared
before a magistrate and sworeout a warrant
for the bird's arrest, charging it with appro
priating a dozen spoons for its own use, but
when the Constable tried to serve the war
rant on Mr. Crow it was nowhere to be
"When the 'Squire finished telling the
above story Constable Long said bad Joe
Mulhattan heard it, it would have made
WHr HE DIDN'T BID.
A Scotch Minister Who Was a Match far.
Many years ago two gentlemen, both
Justices of the. Peace, were walking from
Glasgow to Govan (at that time a beautiful
country road) when they saw in the dis
tance the Bev. Mr. Thorn, minister of the.
latter Tiirish. coming toward them. Mr.
Thorn was somewhat eccentric, and the two
friedds resolved to have a joke at his ex
pense. When they came up to the minister
one of them accosted him thus:
"Good morning, Mr. Thorn, how is it
that you do not imitate the example of
your Master, and enter the city riding upon
"Because," was the ready reply, "they
has made them a' Justices o" the Peace."
Reward of Industry.
'Detroit Free tress.3
A counterfeiter captured in Baltimore the
other day stated that he had been in the
business for IT years, most of the time mak
ing bogus coin,, and as near as he could
figure his income had averagedonly 93 cents
per day. He was clean discouraged, and
willing to go 'to prison, where he would at
least be sure oi his board and clothes.
"When baby was sick, we Rare her Castoria,
Whaa'she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clnng to Castoria,
When she had Children,she gave them Castoria
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BANl-tata A-TD WKJKM8.
SMcks; Beads, Orate, Fetreleu-L
Private wire te Ne w York aad Chicago.
46 SIXTH ST Pitta rag.
The Stay Told by Mr, lmm
"I had become diseouragedr adj&eui
given up an nope 01 ever irejng fSiSSiJ
again, as my trouble had existed forve
H m and T mtntfl lint obtain SBVrMl
I had tried a number ot physiciansJlSajS
had spent large suras of money,, but'0Hly3?
seemed to get worse instead, ot better. .jjj
The' speaker was Mr, I-eman J'.-Ware,.!
who resides at No. 29 "Windsor streetiAllii J
gheny. He is foreman of the hinge depart
ment of Lindsay & McCutcheon's ttea-
sive machine shops. located on Eebeocai
street, Allegheny, and is well knowa
throughout the community. ' ' rf3
"I wis ahontlS Years old when I first so- J
Heed mv tronhle." continued Mr. Warden.-"
"It came on with a severe cold. Atrsiay3ip
head became stopped up. My nostriIs,ww
so clogged that I could scarcely breathe.pi 4
had a dull, heaw nain in mr forehead dMl
rectly over my eyes. There was a dropping
hack of matter into mr throat, and I was!
constantly hawking and raising,. tryingfto-J!
clear it. There seemed to be a lump which; 1
could neither get up nor down. My.eyesf-31
1. -.a j ;. ..... ...3 . .. .nV. .tfia
were weaa. aim uisvuargeu n wawij su-rM
stance. X had a constant ringing in my"
Zeman F. Warden, 9 TPindsor Street:
"Gradually mr trouble erew worse and
mw thmat Kwmm anfprK and nt iimex Wfllf il
so sore that X could scarcely swallow. ?
Pinally my whole system became involved S
I would get up in the morning more tired'-jj
than when I went to bed. X had no appe- I
tite. X would sit down at the table feeling
hungry, but the very sight of food seemed &
to nanseate me. vv nai urae a qiu e-tx'-au
greit difficulty in retaining on my stomach.'
.My cpest and lungs were soon mvorvea. ;
Sharp pains wouia snoot tnrongn my cnest,
stabbing like a knife. Tbey would be so severe
... .(.....a ... ... a1mA. ..V. T,W ll.A4t H
"It was while in this condition that I read of a ',
case similar to mine, tnat bad oeen cured oy
Drs. Copeland fc Blair. I called at their
office, and afier consultation, placed myself j
nnder their care. .
"I soon beiran to notice an improvement. My.-.
nostrils were no longer stopped. My head ceased
to acne, jay eyes were.nu juukce . j j.w;
... .........ma Wa.... nwH V .M.ll4 r wSrf
UCl.J . ...UW., .M WW .. .- W ..- J
... mail T Attl f n tA ,Wf tllra ft ftiffurilnc .a
person, ana owe toe cuaugo m my cow(uuoa;u
Tr- fl neland A Blair. ' Lv.?3
Mr. Warden can be seen at either of the abovej
places, and this interview easily vennea.
MH. BAHNES' STORY.
Slaismeat From a Well-Koowa Oeallemsa efs
Hlrkmnn. Pa. - .-".
The statement given below is from one of
the patients residing out of the city.whos
was treated from the office ot Drs. Copeianat
& Blair. The gentleman in question is;Mr.
"William Barnes, of Hickman, Pa.,"athnv-i
ing town on the Pittsburg, Chartiefs and j
xougbiogbeny jiauroao, aooui 10 mues obij
During a recent conversation with tup!
w:.. ha M- "TTivo veai-i fttro m-r tronhln'
,.W, WW w.w. w..-- -- 0 j -.
first made its appearanc, and it continued7!
to grow steadily worse until A was at last lus
a very serious condition. My head and J
nose were urss stoppeu up, uu uicro ru j
drnnnincp from mr head to mv throat.?!::!
would get np in the morning feeling moiej
tired than wnen x went to oea ine mgnt oe-
fore. X could eat hut little, and whatX did'
eat laid like a heavy load on my stomach.'- 'i
"At last the trouble extended to mv chest!
There would be sharp pains stabbinjr like a j
imifA rif ht over mv heart. Mr lunea became 5
affected and I had a dry hacking con(:b.H:l
erew weaker and weaker and was unaoie to do :
nn-'ornrk- I lost all sense of taste and smell-ft
I was advised to go to England. I wentthere,
&nit suent a irreat deal of money, but derived!!
no beuCfit. 1 became disheartened and hon-j
eatly believed my trouoie wo-ia soon cause myg
-I was advised while in this condition to try!
n ft.n.i.rl Xr ttlIr. T Tia7 rorf nt thm
VIS. wWyO.wM. "- w... w www -- -- - -AM
createood they were doing; so determlned'tea
seetnem. . , , '.-a
The result has been a ereat surprise to a.-a
r imnrnnd ranldlv from the verr first. I sooa"
recained my sense of smell and taste. I have j
no more trouoie wrcu xoj ucaik m iwujw w b
chest. I can eat well and feel refreshed by myl
sleep. I can work all day ana reel gooaiass
nicbt. In fact I am perfectly weU. lowamyj
recoverv to Drs. Copeland & Blair, and shall! bel
glad to speak with anyone about my case.? .
Result of Home Trestmeat. .1
Borne time ago Mr. Harry Phillipsla
Hulton, Allegheny countji Pa., co"3
msneed a course of home treatment for.hisj
catarrhal trouble, under tue care 01 um
i flnnelanil & Blair. H
At that time his trouble naa -ssaw-sj
-verr airwavated form. He statedw tftel
writer as follows: 1
"My nostrils would closup. Mtheadachesti
constantly, i. naa severe pM j "!l;l
There was a droppin of mucus from my beadl
tn -m-r f nr.!vt. I had nlsrht sweats. Mr heart
would palpitate rapidly, and be followed by al
slow, irregular ueauug anu 'H"''-'"'-J
j, was -any ki ia wc-wbi. " "vr?4
ertion urea me, ana x was bhuum -:j
"Like another being; All the symptesMf
have described to you nave oisappearea, 1
.i o woll an T aver was in mv life."
iAstMay Miss Louie J. Forker, of 288 Are
street. Meadville, Pa placed herself . ujadec
treatment by mail with Drs. Copeland B-c
-f,Ariitrrha1 tronble. . -J3s
OoJunaOsbewrote: "l'onr medicine Is doi-sej
me cood. X do not feel so tired, and my esV
aches bare ceased." ,J9P
August 0 her letter stated; "I feel quits Ussf
a different woman from ths one-was waeal
commenced your treatment." 439-sl
Mr. M. C Wilson, who commenced nire
home treatment early in July, wrote oa the -Mt
nr inn soma month! "I aa improviast lUs-Het
feel much better than I have for years p-t.'i-s
Autust 18 he wrote: "I am feellne like; aids
ferentbeiueirom the one x was wue-AC
menced your treatment, and am glad te M
tn Tnikn this stalemenL." I
Are located per-uwis-My s4 "
M' SIXTH AVE,!
"vThere they treat wife
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EASES of the EYE, EAR, THJV5iISSJ