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TI1E SCKAHTON TllLBU-NE-SATUIlDAY MORNiSHH. aEPTEMJJEK 15, lay.
AS VIEWED BV
Some Impressions of Scranton That Will In
terest City Residents.
POINTS TOO OFTEN IGNORED
Cleverly Written Incidents of a Visit
to This City by One Who Had Mis
takenly Regarded Scranton as Only
a Dirty Coal Town Without Other
Attractions How This Falsa Opin
ion Was Dispelled and Some
Thoughts Suggested by the Disil
lusionment. Fur the Saturday Tribune.
Chicauo. Sept. 11.
WvN THE curs, en route forSmuitou
II my compuniou ami 1 chatted
III ulong dreading to reach the city
vzs as there we were to part. With
eyes accustomed to the Hat, uninterest
ing environs of Chicago, and ears long
used to bearing others enthuse over the
beauties and wonders of the west
we were not a little surprised as we
drew near to the wnoko-bi'grhiieil city,
at the sight of the towering masses of
bills which stretched away on every
Bide, losing themselves in the clouds
that seem to touch their rugged heads.
As au obstacle Hashing past the car
window for an instant obscured the
night from our gaze, we turned to each
other with the same thought expressed
in our countenances that one need
not go to the rookies in search of
treasures from nature's workshop.
Why has Scranton been heard from
Jiolitically and commercially only? I
uul heretofore thought of it merely as
a coal center, and consequently a dirty
place to live in. It had been pictured
tjofore my fancy as a place located
somewhere up among the hills of east
ern Pennsylvania, the inhabitants con
sisting of miners and the like, with the
necessary number of capitalists, of
course, and only counting in the re
turns on election day or in the books of
the census taker. With this idea in
my mind I entered the city, and for
the benefit of others as benighted as
myself I will describe my one day's
THE CULM BANKS.
Bringing our eyes reluctantly back
from the beautiful autumn tinted hills,
to the details of the city, we saw what
must constitute the principal reason of
its being so very dirty, jutting out in
every direction, were huge black
mounds aye, hills, for they are higher
than the highest buildiug, even the
Masonic temple of our own city would
look dwarfed if standing beside
them. In answer to our question we
found that these black hills were com
posed of culm, which is the dust and
very tine coal taken from the mines.
There are tracks built upon the tops
of these mounds, and little cars
drawn by mules, carry the stud' to the
edge and dump it otf, and thus they
are constantly growiug larger, not
withstanding the fact that they have
been en tire and steadily burning for
years, giving warmth to hundreds of
tramps and vagabonds. I would that
we could have a steady tire like that
for the poor of the whole world. The
little mules as they toiled up the hills
resembled nothing so much as an army
, of ants building their own city.
Following the iron path,like a thing
of life, the train wound along on its
way to the depot which, together with
most of the business of the city, lies in
the valley or low down at the foot of
the mountain upon which Scranton is
built In the waiting room of the
depot the question arose, what should
we do with our day, as we had it all
at our disposal. We finally decided to
do the city as much as two unattend
ed ladies could. We inquired our way
to the nearest coal mine, determined
if possible to descend, and see the in
side. DOWN IN A COAL MINE.
At the offlce of the Oxford mine the
pentlemanly superintendent told us
that he would himself go down with
us. We first went into the engine
room and heard the engineer telephone
somewhere for "a carriage for the vis
itors." Thinking we were going in
style, if we were unattended, we fol
lowed the superintennent in silence,
but with eye and earoii the alert for
everything to be seen or heard.
Arriving at the mouth of the mine
we were told to step onto a rough plat
form, which was the carriage provided
for the 'company'. Visions of cushioned
seats and silken curtains, vanished as
we were handed a torch and told to
grasp the chains around us. The
superintendent enquired if wo were
afraid, but a large experience in visit
ing in Chicago elevators, had taught us
to put our trust in strong chains, and
steam so we said "No"; catching our
breath as we glided along. Occasion
ally on either side we nassed great
black holes which our guide courteously
Informed us were exhausted and aban
teaching the bottom of the shaft
four hundred feet below the surface of
the ground we stepped ofl'and followed
our escort along a car track, passing
many so called cars, that were waiting
to be hoisted above. We obtained
some fine specimens of ore, and bored
our gentlemanly guide, by asking
every question that woman's curiosity
could devise. The superintendent of
the Oxford mine possesses one attri
bute, however, that all men do not,
which made him keen his boredom to
himself and answer all of our questions
in so polite a manner that we did not
realize till long afterwards what a
nuisance we must have been. lie dis
abused our minds of another fallacious
idea, by telling us, that coal is always
found in valleys, not under mountains
as we had imagined.
THE PATIENT MINE MULE.
As the men were at work miles dis
tant, we abandoned the idea of seeing
them and contented ourselves with a
visit to the mules, fifty or more, that
remain below ground all of the time.
Their large, intelligent eyes, which at
times are almost human in expression,
seemed to us to assume a pathetic,
pleading look in their soft depths, as
though grateful for the sight of some
thing besides that black, impenetrable
darkness forever surrounding them.
When our guide swung his torch in
front of them they did not even blink,
as the pupils of their eyes have lost the
power of contracting: but in our Imag
ination, perhaps, the pathetio look
seemed to deeien, when our guide in
formed us that they will remain there
the rest of their lives, only being taken
to the world above to be treated for ill
ness. Returning to the ofllee we found
that we had been down just twenty
five minutes: but our minds had trav
eled so fast that we felt as if It must
have been hours, lieturning to the
ipnot we mrocured dinner and found
that the whole afternoon was at our
disposal. Our eyes turned involun
tarily to the beautiful hills, away off
on every side. We determined, if pos
sible, to reach the top aud look over
not from curiosity, my malo readers,
but from an investigating nature,
which desires to see and understand
all that comes in our way.
TO NAY AUO FALLS.
A few judicious questions gave us to
understand that a lovely place called
Nay Aug Falls was situated away up
there somewhere, and was well worth
visiting. Wo also gained the satis
factory information that the electric
cars went directly there, so that what
at llrst seemed a prodigious undertak
ing proved to be a very easy one. The
cars, propelled by a mighty, though in
visible power, went up the most re
markable grades with surprising
rapidity. The track ahead of us
seemed to rise and fall In its serpentine
windings aud gave us the sensiitiou of
being in a vessel, rising with billows.
In about half an hour wo reached
the summit of this rango of hills, and
tho cars stopped, as it was the ter
minus of the line. At lirst we felt
very much disappointed and not a lit
tle surprised that any one should have
directed us there for beauty. Though
It was, undoubtedly high up, still it
was but a large, tint space of ground
cleared of trees and underbrush, with
nothing to recommend it to us, except
that from it we could see over the en
tire city. True to our instinct of in
vestigation, however, we pushed on
ahead and suddenly came to the brink
of the wildest, most romantic spot it
had ever been our fortune to see. It is
the Yosemile in miniature. We found
somo stairs, built by man, 'tis true, but
otherwise nature had done it all, and
to mo it seemed that she had done her
best. On the opposite side of the
gorge, aud at diliereut heights were
three railroads seeming to cling to the
hillside as they felt their way along to
the deep tunnels that pierce the moun
tain to let them through. The train
on the upper track as you gazed at it
from the bottom of the gorge looked
as if it rolled on the clouds and that
its passengers were journeying toward
the mansions in the skies, but as our
feet were weighed down by the desire
to remain earth for a time yet, we did
not care to investigate the point where
it disappeared into tho mountain.
M'K ANTON'S l'AMOL'8 C ATA K ACT.
At the bottom of the gorge we found
the falls of unique name. At this sea
sou of the year the stream was so nar
row that we easily stopped across it,
but the plunge It took immediately be
yond us sent it into a deep, dark basin,
and on looking into it, it made us catch
our breath aud experience a curious
weakening of the knees.
Climbing the hills on the other side
we came upon some ruins, whose mas
sive walls of stone and curious archi
tectural design excited our liveliest
curiosity, which was satisfied on our
return to the city by the information
that they were the ruins of an exploded
and abandoned powder magazine.
When train tiiini arrived my com
panion took the train for Chicago and
I returned north, feeling very much
pleased with our visit to Scranton.
Henceforth that city will be something
to me more than a black spot on the
earth. S. A. It.
NEWS NOTES FROM WALES.
LoNno, Sept. (J. The Welsh, section of
tbe Iucorporat.id Socioty of Musicians
ceases to exist in October. la its stead
two tactions will b formed, a North
Wales section at Llamltidro aud the South
Wales section at Cardiff.
Some of my conntrymen abroad linve
heard of tbe fanatic Welshman, Dr. Pan
Jones, who despite his heathenish nauie, is
a Christian minister. The doctor is a
harnilesD socinlUtic agitator and he is
treated as the innocent clown of the Welsh
pross aud the minguided tool of the Welsh
platform. The doctor is very mixed over
the land question and gave evidence be
fore the Welsh laud commission and dem
onstrated very clearly that ho didn't
know whut be meant in trying to express
opinions which ho never held. Imagine-,
therefore, bow hazy he was when trying
to rellect the opinions of others. lie niado
tbe most conflicting statements which
showed that be is a crank of the irraapou
Biblo typo. A few years ago hoyisitod
America and did nothing to disturb the
The South Wales tin plato trado U
brightening up considerably owing to the
reduction of 40 per cent, in the Auiorican
tariff oa their production. Tbe employers
nuticipate such a good run of work ai will
compensate them in somo degree for their
troubles under tbe McKiuley tariff. The
McKinley tariff wns a most disastrous
piece of legislation fur tbe tin plato trade
and unless the Pittsburg tin plate workers
have considerably advanced by tho emi
gration of South Wnlea workmen during
tbe depression there is.no doubt whatever,
that the Sonth Wales tmdj will be
"boomed" at ouce.
Waloa is a country for taking consus.
Some census is continually ou the tapis.
Some religious bodv is continually taking
a census, then the bishops want h religious
cousus. Recently the iigures of tho na
tional census were published showing the
number of Welsh-speaking residents of
Wnlos and, of course, it is not satisfactory
to all. If people think that they can gaursn
roligious work by censuses, wbnt a terrible
mistake? Wales will soon bo ''census
mad." For a little leas "consuV and more
"sensos" we sbould be truly thankful.
A dusky potentate, Prince Ademuyiwa,
of Jebu Kemo, a country on the west cotst
of tbo Dark Continent, paid a visit to Pon
typridd, whore be preached with tbe Kev.
John Evuns Eglwysfuch. He was much
impressed with tbe emotional Christianity
of the Welsh. The prince also delivered a
trenchant address ou the iniquities of tbo
Tho Herald and Gonedl warn Wales to
beware of tbe treachery of English mem
bers as to tbe disestablishment. Both pa
pers fear that some Irish measure may
take the place of the disestablishment bill.
The ceremony of laying tbe foundation
tone of tbo Penarth intermediate schools
wr.s performod by Lady Windsor last
It is possible that the King of tbt Bel
gians will pay a visit to the famous Llnn
The Swansea regatta will collapse. The
Vigilant, Satanita and Britannia will not
Mr. Brewer, for many years chief engi
neer of tbe Taff Vale railway, is dead.
The Llanelly agricultural show was a
great success last week. Owg.v.
Criiiolsing- a Young- Lady.
"She would be a pretty girl for but one
"What's thatr asked Charloy.
George Iler face is always covered with
purple and red blotches.
Charley Oh, that's easily enough dis
posed of. Used to be the same way my
self, but I caught on to the trouble one
day, and got rid of it in ho time.
tieorge What was itf
Charley Simply blood eruptions. Took
a short coarse of P. P. P. I tell yon, it's
the boss blood corrector. The governor
bad rheumatism so bad that you could
hear him holler clear across the country
every time he moved. He tried it, and
yon know what an athletio old irent be is
now. If somebody would give Miss Daisy
a pointer, she would thank them after
wards. AU-jdrug stores sell iu '
HOW THE BOYS
Diminished Ranks of tbo Oao Hundred and
Forty-Third Its Record.
ONE PATHETIC OBJECT LESSON
With 709 Men May 3, Only 266 Were
in the Ranks Two Months Later,
Yet 100 Recruits Were Received in
. tho Interval The Regiment's Old
Commissary Sergeant Writes an
Tbe few surviving members of tbe
One Hundred and Forty-third regi
ment, Pennsylvania volunteers, most'
of whom live in Lackawanna. Luzorue
and Susquehanna counties, will be in
terested in a letter following, which
was written by Myron S. Towne, the
regiment's old commissary sergeant. A
portion was read at' tbo recent reunion
at Montroie, Pa.
In reading the letter, one point
should be particularly borne in mind;
tbo writer had no means of knowing
how many new men or recruits wire
being received all through, that cam
paign, although they numbered over
100. Many of the slightly wounded
rejoined their companies and regi
men te; many were wounded a second
time or killod. For example, oa May
0, Lieutenant O E. Vaughn wa? shot
through the hand, seriously injuring
one of bis fingers, but be refused to
leave the Hold. Ho was again wound
ed, as described by tbe writer, iu tbe
latter part of June. This accounts, in
a measure, for tbe apparent increnso in
the morning reports from time to time.
The reputation and character of the
oomrade and writer for truth and ac
curacy is fully indorsed by the com
rades of his company and regiment.
Following is tho letter, which ex
riai'itus .UtE PATHETIC.
Captain P. Do Lncy, President 1431 Peun.
sylvnuia Volunteers' association, Scran
Doar Captain: I kept a diary of every
day's evtnts in the WilderneSB campaign
from (Culpepper) to July 17 in front of
Petersburg, when I left tbe old regiment
to tuUe command of Comrnny F, Forty
fltth United States cavalry troops. Think
ing tbe old comrades might be pleased to
know what rations they had during that
fearful struggle 1 make a few extracts. Jt
further shows what dreadful losses the
regiment sustained in those bloody con
tests. Slay 8 tbe wbolo regiment was out on
picket on the Rnpidon. As soon as orders
were received, Colonel Dana called in the
regiment, which nrrived in camp about U
p. in., and I was ordered to draw aud issue
three day's rations. The requisition called
for T30, of these seventeen were musiciaus
and four non-commissioned staff, making
70'J muskets, fcoen after midnight, about
1 a. m., tbe morning of May 4, iu a driz
zliug rain, we marched away into the
darkness from tho light of our burning
camp to begin what provod to be a series
ot tho bloodiest battles ever recorded iu
the history of men.
May 8, issued live days' hard bread, cof
foe, sugar and salt: Slay 10, one day's beef
to -50 men, all that were in lino; May 11,
two days' bard bread, coffee and sugar,
one day's pork, ono of beef in afternoon;
May 12, a bloody day, Jlujor Conyiugham
wn6 wounded; Mny 13, two days beef;
May 15, tbe usual hard bread, coffee, sugar
and salt to 20) men, all that were present
at morning report: May' 16, three days',
viz: 130 pounds suifar. 09 pounds coffee and
807 pounds bard bread to 3d!) umn, includ
ing five at hospital; May 19, 69 pounds
coffee, 141 pounds sugar, 35 pounds salt;
May 23, two days' beef to 831 men; May
34, 1,834 pounds hard bread, lit) pounds
sugar, 105 pounas cofloe, 50 pounds salt,
1 day's pork; May 25; one day's beef, 70
pounds coffee, 131 pounds sugar, throe
days' bard bread; May 28; ono day's beef,
crossed Paraunkoy river, 297 men: May
30, three days usual bard bread, coffee,
sugar and salt, two days' pork, to 300 men;
Muy 31, ouo day, beef, to 301 man; June 3,
two days' beef; Juno 4, three days, and
June 5, two days, of usual hard bread, cof
fee. suRnr aud salt, two days' beef: June
0, one day's btef; Juno 7, two days' usual
ration, one day of pork, to 330 men; near
liottom Ilridgo, White Oak swamp. June 8,
two days' beef; June 0. lU0i Bounds sucar.
53 coffeo, 25 salt, 251 pork, 41) beans, 10 2-3
canteens wnifKy (one-tnirti ration); June
10, 13 pounds soap; June II, two days;
Jane 12, two days of tho usual bnrd bread,
sugar, coffee and salt, with 1)8 pounds
bacon, CO apples, 40 soap, to 381 mou; and
marched for James river (these rations and
extras came from White House binding);
June 14, one day's beef; Juno 15, three
days, the usual Lard bread, coffeo, sugar
aud salt nnd two days' pork to 334 mou;
crossed the James June 10, oue day, and
June 17, two days, usual bard bread,, cof
feo, sugar and ono day's beef, 334 men;
June 18, Alonzo Mott, of Company H, was
killed in the assault on Petersburg; Juno
11), two days of hard bread, coffee, sugar;
Juno 20, onc-batf gill whisky to each of
203 mon (it will botoeu the regiment lost
from ration list 41 men in the as-ault.
From this time on our luxuries of living
increased and were more regular, but the
gallant boys of tbe reginiont kept wasting
away: June 23, pounds coffee, S7
pounds of sugar, 10i quarts of salt. 134M
quarts of beans, C gallons of cabbage, 12
gallons of vinegar, 15 papors of pepper, 202
bushels of potatea, !'.) bushels ot apples, 830
pounds of beef, to U'.ri men; Jane 25, two
days wero issuod to 27iJ meq,. musicians
nut included. At this time a young sprig
o a colonel commnnaea tue brigade, of a
Maine or Massachusetts regiments by
name of Tilth u or Tilton. ' Does any com
rade remember what sin the musicians
committed that they hud to fast at this
man's ordei f My diary (loos not state. I
rouiemhor tho fact, but I have forgotten
July 1 we received 82W pounds of coffee.
44 quarts of salt, 550 hard bread, 17
candles. 14 papers pepper, 23 gallons mo
lasses, 20G pounds of pork, 843 pounds of
beef, some vinegar, 275 men; July 2. 1 day,
soft bread, (our lirsl); July 4, from sani
tary commission somo sauer kraut, 21
gallons cucumbers pic'.;le, 5 gallons onions
pickles, 10 lemons, 70 founds fresh cab
bage; July 13, 1 day pork with common
rations aud 172 beads cabbage, (tbe pork
was spoiled at time of getting tbesn ra
tions.) Stephen Jordon, of Company 13,
was wounded by an exploding shell;
July 17, my last service Iu the old regi
ment was to issue our share of pickles and
potatoes given the brigade by the sani
tary commission to 200 men.
HOW UNCLK SAM SAVED THE BEEF.
It must be remembered that the ration
requisition had to be approved by the
brigadier commander ami agree with
morning report ot the number present for
duty, or the brigadier commissary was not
allowed to issue, hence any boys not up at
morning report was left out or gruo.
This was the cause of Lieutenant O. K.
Vaughn, acting adjutant, beiug wounded.
Tbo comrades will remember at nean Fort
Hill where we dug wolls iu i rear of lines
for water, back of which was a shell
plowed and bullet swept hill. On the rear
side ol this lull was brigade neaaquarters.
The requisition culled for three more ra
tions than were on the morning report,
which this young colonel would not ap
prove. Leaving the detail I returned
to have the papers made to agree.
While the lieutenant was engaged
at this, sitting on a bank, a
harp shooter's bullet coming over the
breast work hit boido brush put up for a
itoade and broke tbe lieutenant's shoulder.
Bo-ibis hair splitting caused a worthy man
agrevious wound, deprived the govern
ment of tbe services of a brave and faith
ful officer, and Unole Ham saved three aud
three quarter pounds of beef.
It will be seen the regiment lost from
thewtion list from May 4 to July 17 404
men. It was mora than tbis for we had
quite a number of men detailed in trains.
When the trains were turned in at City
I'oiut tnese men tvera roturned. 1 have
no means of knowing the number. They
were inciuaea in tbe laBt Out not in tne
It was at the battle of tbe North Anna,
May 23, that Sergeant Priichard, tho ar
uioror of Company D, was shot through
tbe throat, making a bole through tbe
windpipe und nearly cuttiug it off. He
refused to lay down. or could not. I washed
off the blood and tried to make him as
comfortable as possible. Ho could not
speaK. making motions to write, l gave
him paper. He wrote: "Toll 'Doc' Reamer
to give me something to make me die
easy." The doctor answered: "Tell Pritch
ard I cannot kill him." Early next moru-
mg we nuod an army wagon with pine
boughs about a foot doeu.DUttme wounded
soldiers on each tide as close as they could
sit. Pritchard was the lost man put in, ou
me rigns nana smo next to a soiuier witu
a woundod arm, so that with bis well arm
be could wet his lips. We filled their can
teens with water, which wns all we could
do for them. When tbe wagon rolled away
on tbo road to Port Royal, I shall never
forget tbo sad look of distress be gave us;
we all knew that he must die, Sornotiines
iu tbe night I awaken and In mind see tbo
face ot that dying comrade as it theu
looked, nud it gives mo the nightmare.
All bail the boys in blue who bore aloft
tbe starry banner raid battle Binoke on
many bloody fields of carnage, when tbe
ship of Btato bud dragged her anchors and
wns drifting on the breakers. All honor
to loyal futhers, mothers, daughters, who
cheered them on from homo. Peace to
tho ashes of tho slain, robed in army
blankets, by comrades laid to rest nt mid
night's lonely hour by lantern's flickering
glure, or whon polo Luna's light was
dimly shining. .
May the living groen of remembrauce
never fado uutil the race shall dio.
Mvnov a. Tow se,
Commissory Sergeant, Ono Hundred nnd
Forty-third, Pennsylvania Volunteers,
formerly privato, Company H.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Stocks and Bonds.
New York. Sept. 14. Business at the
Stock exchange showed a considerable
falling off today. The total sales were
only 151,184 shares, aud Chicago Oas fig
ured for 311,400 shares, or more than doublo
the amount of any other stock ou the list,
Tne ram;o of to lav's privet or tbe ae
tive stocks of tho New York stock mnrket are
Rivnn Ixilow. Tho quotations are furnished
The TuiiiiiNB by G. du H. Diminkk. manager
of Willlum Liuu Aden Co., stock brokers,
il- Sprueo street, Scranton.
Open- Hlith- Loir Clos
imr. ost ot ini;.
Am. Cot. oil :a -.uy, -mh
Am Hugar. Wi 1K 111". U'U
A.T.&S.F 7H M m 7.
Cucspoake& Ohio... tH 20! 20 tfiK
Chio. Oas. i:Ui T.iii TniJ 704,;
Chic & N. W MUM (H lOUi
C, B. a Q 75j IU TfiVjj Tf.&i,
C, V. C. & Bt. h.... 411 ) 3!f'ii 311
O. M. A tit. Paul.... m4 W1& CU MilA
C'hicaffo.K. I. & Pac. 0454 64Vjj Wi (144
D. & 11.. liKijZ rira i;w"i WS
D,, L. W i;;H 173.. 17.-I54 17:1
U. & c. P i:i4 vvti i:a i:iu
tf. E. Co :w iu a)2
1US. V.OUC UlSj, Vl 'M't l'l(-
LakeBuore IM IM 1:7 1M
L. & N Wi f M I'M
MunUctau UtH lWii 11M 11S2
Mlna Poc 30 xn-ifi 2!l5 211
Nat. Cordage 15 l't'4 lf
Nat. Lead 4J 42,4 41MJ 42
New Jersey Cent
N. Y. Central
N. Y. & N. E 2S L'S 27
N. Y., U E. & W.... V 15? VH VM
N. Y.. S. W 17 17'i 17M Kid
N. Y., a & W.. nr.. 47 48 ml 4b
North Pao GW f.ti 51.4 514
North Puc.pr 2U4 21 19 lva
0. 4 W 174 17'.r. 17 17
Phil. & Beading..... . SM t Xl
men w.c luvi ivy, . idja luu
T., C. ft L
Texas Pac W$ 1"4 104
Union PadQc U'A U 13)4 13)4
Wabash pi- KM 16
Western Union DIM Vl Wli U
CHICAUO BOAP.D OP TRADE PRICES.
Open- Hiuh- Low Clos
ing, est. est. ing.
May CHI fil'4 615a 61
Sei. fM-'S Bl-ig
Dec 665g W &0?8 Wvs
May '. mi M 8TS
Kept UU)4 oUJ4 UU)4 BUM
May M 54j 6I 61!(i
sept m 51 6l5 644
Dec 63)4 63 W)a 6s
Jan K3 830 815 815
fcopt. n0 tdO m
Dee 8K! 885 875 8S0
Jan . 1430 1435 1(07 1407
Sopt WJ 1400 1400 14U0
Scranton Wholesale Uarkst.
Scuaxtojj, Sept. 14. Fruit and Produce
urieu appios per pouna, ojjhic.: evap
orated apples, JOullc. per pound; Turkish
prunes, 6a5Jc; English currant. 2a2)o.;
layer raisins, Il.7oal.h0; muscatels. 1.00a
1.40 per box; new Valencias, Ca7c. per
Beans Marrow-fats, S3.40a3.50 per
bushel; mediums, Feudal. uo.
Peas Green, tl.J5al.C0 pr bnshol; split,
I2.50a2.60: lenttls, 5 to Ho. per pound.
Potatoes New, 70 to 75c. per bushel.
Onions Bushel, 70 to 75c.
Butter 17o. to 23c. per lb.
Cheese UallKc per 10.
Egos fresh. 17,alSa.
Meats -Hams, 12c.; small hams, 13c;
skinned hams. 14c.: California hams,
9c: shoulders, 8c; bellies, 10)c; smoked
brvnkfast bacon, l'J)c.
iSmokkd Beef Outeides, 13c; sets,
15c; insides nud knuckles, 10i0. Acme
Bliced smoked boef, 1 pound cans, t2.4S
Poiik Mess at J17; short cut, SIS.
Laud Leaf in tierees at 10i.; in tubs,
lOe.t In 10-pound pails, 11)49. per pound;
5-pound pails. 11 'fee. per pound; 8-ponnd
pails, UH. per pound; compound lard
tierco3, 7.jC; tubs, 7)40.; 10-pounn pails,
8Jfc. per pound; 5-pound pnils, $c. per
pound; 3-pound pails, bVia por pound.
Flour Minnesota patent, per barrel,
I4.00a4.20; Ohio and Indiana amber, at
13.25; Graham at I3.21; ryt flour, at
Feed Mixed, perewt., at $1.25.
QBAiit Rye. 05e.; corn, 00 to 03c; oats,
40 to 50c. rwr bushel.
IiVB Stkaw Per ton, $12a!4.
lT-w York rrodnci Market.
New York, Sept. 14. Flour Freely
oltered, dull, weak.
Wheat Dull, lower wltli options; No.
2 rod store aud elevator. 572i'a5Sc:
afloat, tS.c; f. o. b., 6Sn5!)j.; ungraded
red, 53a5tic.; No. 1 northern, 03a04c:
options declined ac aud c.o eJ weak
ana luiny active; uecumoer aua iuay
most active: fcentember. 57Jic; October,
5SJc; December, CO'a; May, 05)r.
ttcoBN Lmll, lower, weuk; JNo. .', 04 He;
elevator, 64c.; afloat; options were dull,
henvy aud la2c. lower; May most ac
tive; September, faiffc: October,
COJoO. ; December, 5Sc; Aioy, 67c
Oats Dull, lower, wenk; ontious dull.
weaker; September, 343'c.; Oetobor, 35c;
movemuer, aua; December, sfc; way,
40ic.; No. 2, white, Octobur, 87.: spot
sales, No 2, 34e.; No. 2 white. S7)'a33c,;
No. 2 Chieago, .1535X0.; No. 8 83c; No.
3 white, t0a37c; mixed western, 85a
3fic; white do., 37a40jc.: white state, 37a
Deek Qniet; family tlOalS; extra mess,
Beek hams Dull, $i2.
Tikhced bekk Firm: fair demand, city
extra India mess, $17.40.
Cut Meats Less active, firm; pickled
bellies, 12 lbs, 9)a9.c: pickled shoulders,
7a7)ic; pickled hams, llall'c; middles
Laud Lower, dull; western steam, 19.15
bid, city, 8a8c: September $9.20 nom
inal; Jauuary, 3.65 bid; refined, easier;
continent, f9.C5; South America, t'J.65; com
Poke CJuiet, Bteady; mess tl5.50al0;
extra prime, tl3.50.al4.
Butter Quiet; fancy, firm; state dairy,
14a22c: do. creamery, 18a24c.; Pennsyl
vania do., 1824a; western dairy, 13al7c;
do. creamery, 15a24o. ; do. factory,
16c ; clgins, 24a24Xo, ; imitation creamery,
CrreKSE Fair demand for fancy, firmer;
state large, 8at0)o.; do. fancy, lOalOc ;
do. small, 8alOXo.j part skims, 48Xa;
iull skims, 8a8c . -
Anthracite trade cireleg were stirred
yesterday by a long artiole In the finan
cial department of tbe Philadelphia
Press descriptive of tbe demoralized
condition of that branch of the fnel in
dustry. The article began as follows:
The anthracite coal trade has not been
in such a demoralized state for years at
this season ot tbe year as it Is at the pres
ent time. Though the fall demand should
be felt and the distribution of coal active
there is no demand, prices are at a lower
point than ror a long period and there Is
little hope of an improvemfnt which will
enable the trade to take advantage of the
lau season. A year ago lu tbe month of
August the average price ot Btove coal, tbe
mon important size, in New York, was
H15 per ton; in August of this year the
average price was 4.42 per ton. More re
cently a lending company Las sold stove
coal at 3.20 in New York, bo that tbe av
erage prico this month is likely to be lower
than in August. Odd cargoes of stove coal
have been sold at 3. The official or ciroj
lur price of stove coal iu New York is
$4.15; so that the cut is 95 cents per ton,
which, if continued for a year, would mean
a loss ot $45,000,000 to the trade. Tue aver
age price of all coal in New York is lower
than tbe figures given for stove, lu August
it was f6 per ton, an uuprecedeutodly
low figure. The cause which has brought
about tho lower prices is overproduction.
Notwithstanding the low prices the great
companies go on mining coal from mouth
to month at a greater rate than tbe mar
ket will take. In this respect tho manage
ment of tho trade is as bad as it can bo.
It is almost inconceivable that the man
agers of the great producing compauies
und the carriers of coal should continue to
send coal to market without relation
to tbe demand. Theto is not an
easier great business problem than
adjusting tbe production of anthracite
coal to the demand, but such is the greed
of some of the carrying companies and the
necessities of others that the market is
constantly overstocked and tbe profits of
coal mining are narrowed and sometime
lost. Thero is, however, a pretense of
management of tbe trado. Month after
month the representatives of tbe leadiug
companies meet, and after comparing
notes as to the requirements of the public,
agree on tonnage. But tbe agreement is
constantly brokon, and not a man among
those who make it believes that it will be
Tbe remainder of the Press artiole is
chiefly devoted to a minute history of
the efforts of a committee of coal oper
ators and agents to get the various
producing companies to agree to a new
nble of percentages of output, and to
a diicuision of the many, difficulties
which this committee has encountered.
There are some inacoaraoies in the ar
ticle, but its central point is unfortu
nately too true. Tbe coal trade today
is in tbe worst oondition that it has
been in during many years; and unless
some decided and earnest ac
tion shall soon be taken and
lived-up to by those primarily
interested, the developments of tbe
next few months are certain to bring
new lessons in disaster. Singularly
enougb, in all tbe allusions tbat have
recently been made to tbis snbjact by
the newspapers and trade journals, the
real oanse of the tronbls has been over
looked. Diffieult as it has been to get
the large New York companies to agree
to soma fair basis of restriction, in or
der tbat the trade might not utterly go
to pieoes, and so tbat tbe work in the
mines might be fairly apportioned in
stead of boiug monopolized in some
sections while other colleries are idle
or on short time, this task has bean
easy compared with the effort to
get the Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany to act in unison with the
other companies. The Pennsylvania
has been willing at all times to profit
by the restrictions of the other com
panies, and has manifested no shrink
ing modesty in grabbing for tbe oyster
after the other fellows had opened the
shell; but it has steadily refused to go
into any agreement relative to a re
adjustment of percentages and has, by
its deliberate overproduction in txtess
of market needs, rendered futile the
rcstriotivo efforts of tho remainder of
the trade and brongbt about the pres
ent unprecedented instability of mar
This poliey is the more singular in
view of tbe fact that tbe Pennsylvania
is only too willing to go into trallio and
passenger pools, with other carrying
companies, and to live up to ngrae
ments thus made. There is no argu
ment in favor 'of traffic pools which
does not apply with equal foros and
pertineney to the need of intelligent
and systematic control of the anthra
cite coal trade; and there is one
argument in favor of the latter
whieh does not apply to the for
mer. That argumeut is the fact
tbat anthraoite coal is a limited quan
tity steadily diminishing, thus render
ing doubly essential such a husbanding
of the resourees of the mines as shall pre
serve it from the ruinous circuits tauos
of indiscriminate ont-tbroat eom peti
tion. General freight, on the other
hand, is, npon the whole, an increasing
commodity and allows less need of an
understanding among its carriers. The
Pennsylvania company, so long aslU
could be carried along by the
efforts of the other producers of
anthracite, was perfectly willing to rnn
its mines full time, producing monthly
nearly 500. OOU tons whether the
market requirements were great or
small. Now, however, tnat it has suc
ceeded iu precipitating a crisis which
bids fair to result in utter and relent
less competitive warfare, it and its
shippers may well panse to behold the
folly of its insensate greed, which not
only hurts others, but threatens also to
react with heavy damage upon itself,
There is a remote chance that all
this threateued and imminent havoo
may be averted. It is jaopsrded not a
little by those oarrier companies
whieh, while sending representatives
to the conferences of the sales agents
and participating in tbe interchange of
opinions from which tho monthly ton
nage qnota is evolved, openly boast
that if they do not please to observe
such restrictive limits they will do
Bantly ignore them. Dot even these
companies are not so difQonlt to argue
with as is the Pennsylvania Railroad
company, which foolishly thinks tbat
it can go on forever, ignoring sound
business principles in its relations with
the anthracite trade without some day
getting the worst of its false policy, It
is within the power - largely of the
Pennsylvania company to say whether
the anthracite trade shall gradually be
put back on a parmanent and harmoni
ons basis, where it will give steady em
ployment at good wages to tbe miners
of northeastern Pennsylvania and re
turn a fair chare of profit ;to the capi
tal ana thought invested la it, or
whether it shall sink down into
a desperate struggle for existence, in
which pricec will collapse, wages be
come precarious, profits vanish - and
tbe consuming publie be treated to tbe
rapid extinction of an invaluable na
tural, resource. The Pennsylvania
Kallroad company should reflect that
freight revenaec are not to be obtained
from trade demoralization; kui rather
from general diff asion of reasonable
profits and prosperity.
J ' 9
"At this timt last Tear. " aalrl 7. R
Kerbaugh, who has for rears been one
of the largest contractors oa the Penn
sylvania lines, to an Indianapolis Jour
nal man, "we bad 2, 0OU men at work
on tbe Pennsylvania liaes building
bridges and other work of that kind.
Now we haven't a single workman en
gaged in that task, which is a sufficient
commeatary on the bad times. But
this state of things cannot last much
longer, and the railroads will soon be
giving employment tojthouiands of
men, jott as they did before the de
pression. Work on a big sys
tem like the Pennsylvania c:n
never eease. There are no bounds
to tbe improvements tbat must be
maae, end tbe nroeressof development
and expansion is indefinite. Htd work
gone straight ahead tbe Pennsylvania
company would have finished its great
scneme or quadruple tracks between
New York, and Pituburg in a couple of
years. That company Is ever to the
front with Improved appliances. Its
uioca Bystem or signuling has been
famous for years, aud now that i tn ha
superseded by an automatio system, in
wmca comprosseu air iroin tbe ad
vancing locomotive does all the work,
rendering the business of an operator
A cable message from Uomburar.
Germany, has been received hv Mrs.
E. B. Leisenring. of Upper Lshigb.
stating that ber husband, the president
of tbe Lehigh Coal nnd Navigation
company, who has been seriously ill in
Hamburg, is much improved. Not
withstanding this, Mrs. L)iesnrlng and
several other members of the family
sailed for Europj yestorday, as was
planned Deiore air. LiUenring s sink
The Lobanon Manufacturing com
pany has received a contrast for 430
additional freight cars to be built for
tbe Lehigh Valley Railroad company.
All car shop employes are working on
fnll time. The Lackawanna Iron and
Steel company, purchaser of Robert H.
Coleman's assigned estate, will, a Leb
anon dispatch says, add a lurge and im
proved iron fnrnuce to the extensive
plant at Cornwall.
Rival trolley companies, the Schuyl
kill Traction company and tbe Potts
ville Traction company, are eagerly
seeking franchises In ooal region to wof.
ine former has tbe leading streets in
Pottsville. Tbe Pottsville company
proposes to build a trolley road from
Tamaqua to Pottsville, Mineraville, St.
Clair, Port Gibson, Fraokville and Gil
berton, making in all over thirty-six
miles of electrio railway.
The statement of shipments of an
thracite coal, approximate!, for tbe
week ended Sopt. 8, compared with tho
corresponding period lust year, is as
Regions. ScptAW. Sept.D.KI. Doe'so
Wyoming, tons.... :io:.'.57ij 403,503 GU.'.KM
L.eUiK'U. tons llil.n 131,1711 14.W5
Sehuylkill, tons..., I(i7,l'51 'M.'M 37 403
Total 030,1)58 730,387 103,334
Total for voar to
dato 30.735,041 21,483,007 1,727,500
Minor Industrial notes:
Sixty per cent, of tbe freight cars now
owned by the Pennsylvania company are
of 00,000 pound capacity.
For the first time in eighteen months
tbo receipts for August of tbe Northern
Pacific railroad show au increase.
The Minnesota State Railroad commis
mission has ordered tbe Northern Pacitid
railroad to reduce tbe rate on coal from
Duiutn to Moorbead from S3 to $2.25.
The Central is about to pluce au order
for 3,600 thirty ton; gondolas, equipped
wuu vub uuuuiey coupler. ineso will on
eaual to 17.500 small bonoer cars, and
will have a capacity of 105,000 tons of
coal, xuey win 00 longer and wider than
the twenty-five tou cars now in nso. The
small cars are beiug destroyed as they be
come too expensive for repairs aud' tho
new gondolas .will replace tho small ones.
The Locomotive Engineer Journal of a
recent date baa a flue article descriptive of
engine jno. l'J. 01 tne .Delaware, Susque
hanna .and Schuylkill. The engine is tbe
largest "Mogul" locomotive in tbe world.
The cylinder is 22 by 28 and the weight of
the engine complete with tender ii iMI.uuO.
Tbe engine was designed bv Daniel Coxe.
jr., superintendent of the road, nud is a
tine example of a modern freight locomo
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