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The Four Grand Sermons Taught Poor
Humanity by Adversity,
FAITH, LAW, LOVE AND STRENGTH.
Eer. George Hodges Talks of the Grim
ALL TEOUBLE CAUSED BT BROKEN LAWB
rWBITTEX FOB THE DISPATCH.!
"It is good for me that I have been in
The man who Wrote that had learned the
hardest of all lessons. He had learned the
lesson of pain. He had worked out the prob
lem ot human sorrow, and got an answer
a good answer. This man had learned the
good of trouble.
He must have been a good man. The fact
that he had learned this lesson shows that
Because tronble tests men.
Trouble enters into different lives differ
ently. It may be just the same trouble, the
same disappointment, the same pain, the
same parting but here it helps and there
ithinders; of one it makes a saint, another
it leaves a sinner as before; beeause people
are different. Just as the same rain which
falls upon a lawn, and makes it fresh and
clean and beautiful, falls also upon a road
which runs near by, and turns it into very
ugly and unpleasant mud. It is the same
rain, but a lawn is different from a road.
This man had stood the test of trouble.
And he has written down, between the lines,
how bitter an experience, how stern a test it
was. For you see it was all over when he
wrote. It had lain a formidable stumbling
block upon his path, and he had made a
stepping-stone out of it; but all that diffi
cult achievement lay away back in the
distance, "it is good for me," he says,
"that I have been in trouble." He can see
that now. He looks back upon it, and it is
"wholly blessed in retrospect, and infinitely
worth suffering." But in the moment of
trouble, with the darkness of the black
shadow, even he, perhaps, could see no
hope and no light. It was only afterward
that he read the meaning and
rOUSD THE BLESSING.
It is best that the afflicted soul, in the
closer presence of the affliction, in the
supreme hour of pain, should simply abide
still and wait. By-and-by, if we do that, if
we wait, if we but hold the hand of God,
without question, withont utterance, patient
till He speak, we will know all that we need
to know. Ve will learn how rejoicing.
waits on iriuuiuuou. -Lmsinan waiiea, ana
But he needed to be a good man in order
"Whether trouble shall help or hinder,
whether it shall speak from Ebal or from
Gerizim, with voice of blessing or of curs
ing, depends very much upon our own
Every trouble comes upon its own blessed
ministry of good, every trial has some de
sire nd loving purpose behind it, every
sorrow has its appointed message and mis
sion il we can only find it if it can only
find us! He whose heart is open will learn
the blessing of adversity, will experienco
the good ot trouble. God's teaching waits
upon our learning. God blesses us when
"we are ready for God's blessing.
This man was able to learn this hard
lesson, because he was a good man fortu
nately, however, he was not so immaculately
good that we have need to be discouraged.
He was good in this sense of that wide word:
that he had the grace of opeu-heartedness.
As for the rest, he was no better than we
are. He had been disobeying God's com
mandments, it seems, and trouble had
stopped him. To him that was the great
good of trouble. Trouble had stood before
him in a path which led to sure disaster,
and he was very thankful for its interven
tion. "It is good for me that I have been in
trouble that I may learn thy statutes."
And again, in another place, he says: "Be
fore I was troubled I went wrong; but now
have I kept Thy word." That, to him, was
what trouble was for,
IT WAS FOE TEACHING.
Trouble is a grim schoolmaster, but it
teaches some exceedingly essential lessons.
These four among a multitude of others
the lesson of strength, the lesson of law, the
lesson of faith, the lesson of love.
Every trouble is an opportunity to win the
crace of strength. "Whatever else trouble is
in the world for, it is here for this good pur
pose to develop strength. A trouble is a
moral or a spiritual task. It is something
hard to do. And it is in the spiritual world
just as in the physical world, strength grows
by encounter with the difficult. A world
without any trouble in it would be, to men
made with our nature, the abode of spiritual
laziness and enervation.
Fortunately, every day is crowded with
trouble. Every day, to every one of ns,
brings its worries, its questions, its tasks; its
domestic, its commercial, its financial
trouble. And so every day we get some
spiritual exercise. Every day we are
blessed with new opportunities for strength.
That is what the common truths of oar
Jives mean. Take them for tasks. Here is
a big stone which you will get out
of the road, pulling and pushing at it, clear
ing the highway and training your spiritual
muscles at the same time. Here is a very
slough of despond, to right and to lelt is
nothing which attracts you, interests or
helps you. Xou are set down in the middle
of this dismal marsh drain it, make the
waste arable, plant it with flowers and
corn. It is your task. It is your chance to
win the crown laid up for him that, "over
cometh." Trouble teaches also the lesson of law.
"We live in a world of law. God who cares
both for each individual of us, and for all
of us together," knows that the very best
government for this universe and this race is
a government of great, universal laws. "We
HAPPINESS IK THIS LITE
and in the life to come, just in proportion
as we live in obedience to these great laws
of God. "We learn what God's laws are
partly by revelation, partly by experience,
and the part wc learn from revelation needs
the emphasis of experience before men
actually realize the lorce of it Row, the
most efficient teacber of God's law is trouble.
"Whenever we break a law of God, whether
in the world of nature or the world of mor
als, there stands trouble to tell us, and
trouble tells us in a way which we do not
soon forget Trouble teaches just as the
sting of fire does. It is a danger mark.
Trouble is affixed to disobedience just as
pain is put in the tip of a tongue of fire, to
keep men away from it It is a deterient
Take trouble out of the world and leave law
in and it would be like taking the sting out
of the flame, but leaving fire as fatally dan
gerous as ever. Men would be without warn
ing. Blessed be God who has set up this
plain danger mark over every sin.
Take it in the world of nature. God has
set in this world this great law for example,
the law of gravitation. It is best for the
world in general that this should be a uni
versal law, and men, accordingly, are
taucht it, so that they will remember it by
accident "Whoever loses his balance in a
third-story window, whether it be an inno
cent child or a young man asleep during an
apostle's sermon, It makes no matter down
he goes. Because that is God's wise law.
Trouble does not come in the physical
world because God is angry, unless you will
say that the fire burns you because God is
angry. Trouble comes not so much from an
act of God as from an act of man. There is
an epidemic or plague or fever in a large
town; children are taken out of their
mothers' arms, the widow's son dies. But
this is not because God is angry. It is be
cause by one of the great wise, universal
laws oj God, whoever drinks contaminated
water is going to get sick. The sickness is
a sign that there' is a broken law some
" -where. And the sickness will certainly go
on in spite of the sincerest prayers, until
STOP BREAKING THAT LAW.
Because God. who. as I safd. thinks of all
men and thinks ahead into the future and
knows what is universally and permanently
good Jor us, has prescribed that trouble and
disobedience even innocent disobedience
shall inevitably go together. I suppose
that sickness always means sin. It means
somebody's carelessness, improvidence,
wrong-doing; it means that somebody has
broken one of the laws of. God. It may be
somebody who lived 100 years ago; it may
be somebody who lives in the next street
But it is always somebody. Physical trou
ble is the result of the breaking of physical
This is true in the moral world. All dis
obedience of God's moral law brings trou
ble. "Wrong is practically distinguished
from right by its inevitable accompaniment
of trouble. You cannot break any com
mandment of God without trouble follow
ing. Xou cannot once offend against truth,
purity, honesty or brotherly love without
an absolutely certain retribution of trouble
in exact proportion to the offense. "We
bring nine-tenths of, our trouble upon our
selves. "We must not blame God for it
Year by year, under the hard tuition of
- trouble, we learn the wisdom of God's law.
Yet trouble falls upon the blameless.
Somebody is almost always to blame, but so
closely are we knit together in the body of
human fellowship that one man's wrong do
ing often injures others. "We are taught
expressly in the Bible that trouble does not
alwavs mean the sin of the troubled. Those
ten men on whom the tower at Siloam fell,
in our Lord's day, did not suffer for any sin
of theirs, Christ said. Somebody had
sinned. Somebody had cemented the stones
of that tower with untempered mortar. But
the ten had no share in that sin.
' WHEN TEOUBLE COMES
it is well to look if we have broken any
law, but there is no need to imagine or to
manufacture any disobedience if we can't
find it People sometimes make grievous
mistakes in attributing trouble to their own
sins. This is especially true of the pro
found sorrow of bereavement "What have
I done? Wha'thave I left undone? cries
the afflicted soul 1 And very often the an
swer is, "Nothing."
Especially do not think that God parts
people on account of the intensity of this
opposition. Do not think that God ever
takes away little children, as a jealous re
buke to the mother's tender love. Keverl
Never did the Father in heaven do that
He who made us with the power to love.
He who gave ns those we loved, gave that
love to be enjoyed In living, gave those dear
ones to be loved. Ton cannot love your
friend, or your child, too mucb. God will
never punish anybody's genuine love. Be
sure of that. "Whatever stern lesson trouble
has to teach, that is not one of them.
But trouble comes, and we have done no
sin. "Why then does trouble come? "We
weary and perplex ourselves trying to
answer. Here is the place for faith. Here
let us trust the wise and loving heart of the
Father in heaven. Trouble comes, and we
cannot defend ourselves. It passes and
leaves ns sad, and blank of understanding.
But God knows all about it Close behind
us is a divine Father. In His sight
all that seems tangled and hard here, is
plain. He is taking care of this world, and
of everybody in it He is taking care of
us, and the wisest care, and the most loving
care. Have faith in Him for that "We are
in trouble. Somehow it is good for us. He
knows how. If we trust Him, He will
guide us. Over the uneven places we will
go safely, holding
HIS STBONG HAND.
Does it make so great & demand on faith
to put such trust in God as that?
You know what the word "tribulation"
means: you know how it comes from the
I name of the flail, which, in old times,parted
the ciian irom the wheat, is it so bard to
seethe fitness of the word? Is it so hard to
see this faithful, grim servant ot God at his
necessary work, actually getting this essen
tial separation effected in human lives?
"Why, we can see the good of trouble, we can
see the blessed work of tribulation every
Here is one, careless and foolish, super
ficial, 'touching only the surface of things,
busied with lower and material concerns,
very much taken up with what is merely
transitory; and if in the midst of such a
life pain comes, grief, parting, and makes
the whole current of thought Btronger and
deeper, turns the face upward, takes one's
best treasure into heaven and one's heart
along with it, makes the soul conscious of
the actual presence of the living and loving
God how plain it is what trouble means
then! "What a clear count upon that hard
saying: "Whom the Lord loveth, He
chasteneth." Here is love working through
trouble, inspiring, uplifting; making this
soul all over new. We see how trouble may
mean character. And if we cannot see that
in our own case, why, neither can this
troubled soul of whom we speak see it in his
case either, just at the moment By-and-by,
if we keep taith, we will discover
THE GOOD OP TBOTJBLE,
and every trouble thus translated i-to bless
ing will give us the greater faith in God-to
meet the next
Finally, trouble teaches sympathy. In a
world without any sorrow in it if, we, as
at present constituted, were put into such a
tearless world how much love and close
ness would go out with the departure of
grief. Sorrow brings people very near to
gether. And sorrow not only creates the need of
sympathy, but it makes the gracious minis
try of sympathy possible. One whom trou
ble has never reached has no real power of
sympathy. Only one who has been in the
depths ot sorrow, can go down into the
depths of another's sorrow. "We who have
stood in need of comfort, can comfort others
as we have been comforted. iTrouble
puts new possibility and power into human
life. The troubled life interests other trou
bled lives. You have a word to say which
no untroubled life cap speak. Your suffering
will do good, because you are able to have
sympathy. "Whatever then your trouble
meant, whatever of testing, whatever of law,
whatever of faith, this it was meant for: to
teach you love. Here at least you should
be able to affirm: It is good for me that I
have been in trouble. Geobge Hodges,
C. M. B. A.
Branch No. 67 was organized last week at
Branch No. 61 of the Eighteenth ward, has
adopted the sicf benefit feature.
Brothers H. E. Charles and P. G. Nash, of
Branch No. 34, will visit Irwin to-day to start a
The new German branch at McKeesport
sent on S2 examinations of charter members
A meeting was held last evening at New
Castle to close the charter. The branch will
probably be instituted in a short time.
Branch No. 49. Scuthside, will hereafter
meet on the second and fourth Thursday even
ings of each month at St. Michael's school
On Thursday Deputy Hagar sent 37 ex
aminations on to the State Examiner fdr the
new branch (German), St. Joseph parish, Six
A meeting wDl be held at MansQeld at ISO
p. m. to-day (Sunday) w commenco a branch.
It will be addressed Dy Brothers J. C. Boyle, J.
A. Skelly and others.
A new branch was started lat Sunday at
Dnnbar by Deputy Homgan, assisted by
Brothers Pagan, Solsson, Tormey and Morgan,
of Branch No. 42, of ConncllsviUe.
Branch No. 43, of Allegheny, will move into
the new hall in the Maglnn building to-morrow
evening. State Chancellor M. J. Clark and the
Grand Deputy will pay this branch a visit on
On Thursday evening. Branch No. 3S, of
Lawrenceville, presented to Grand Deputy J.
W. Sullivan, a handsomely engraved gold
hanging badge, the emblem of the association,
as an appreciation of his energetic efforts In
spreading the association. The branch at the
same meeting appointed a committee to get up
a grand concert to be held after Easter.
"Western Star Lodge No. 21 has removed to
ttclr new hall, on Sixth avenue, second floor,
over the Pittsburg Gas office, where verjr in
teresting meetings are betas held.
I Thursday evenlnc. Anril-4. Actlntr D. D. a.
1M. Ackerroan installed the following officers of
James B. Nicholson Lodge No. 585.T. 0. 0. F,
at their hall. East End: N. G., Geo. E. Younn
V. G.. William H. Gnagan:&, Henry M.
Herschhauser; H. S- Judge Klinefelter: Y
Christof Strabley; W- C. E. Coopers 0 John
A O'Brien; Trustees, George W. Tomer, B. w.
jeaers, jonnii. vensei.
-Pittsburg Lodge No. S38 held Its first ; meet
ing in its new hall. 67 Fourth avenue, 'Fri
day evening in new regalia. Tho fallowing of
fleers werelnstalled: IJoble Grand. Frank A.
Foieht; V. G-, C.W. Stephens; Secretary, Harry
a Foight; Assistant Secretary, J. W. upei.
The members of the lodge very agreeably sur
prised their Treasurer. A. J. Potzer. by prese':
fng him with a beautiful badge, an emblem oi
his rank in the order.
B.K.of A. 0.tJ. W.
The Washington Infantry will act as escort
to the Select Knights in their parade April SO,
and the different comnianderies of the Jr. u.
Tj. A. M. have signified their intention of tak
ing part in it also, as well as the Canton Mill
tans of LO. O. F.
The First Regiment held a battalion anil
at the Grand Central Bink last Wednesday
evening, wnich was well attended. The differ
ent legions all turned ont in good force, ex
cept the Pittsburg Legion No.1, which was rep
resented by the commander and three mem
bers. Colonel'Bowen put them through the en
tire mannal In an able and creditable manner.
Colonel Bowen has become quite popular with
the Select Knights through his strict discipline
and at the same time gentlemanly treatment of
the members. The First Regiment will makea
creditable appearance in the parade on April
SO, no doubt It is very essential that all the le
gions should be well represented at the next
battalion drill on Wednesday evening, April 21
Bona of Veterans.
Major J. F. Slagle Camp No. 119, met In the
new headquarters last Monday night and had
a good attendance. Two candidates were mus
The Independent Auxiliary to the Sons of
Veterans will hold an entertainment in its new
headquarters (Fleeker's Hall, between Thirty
seventh and Thlrty-eiehtb, on Butler street)
to-morrow evening, the proceeds to go to the
relief fond. The society is growing fast. It
initiated eight candidates and balloted for
twelve at the last meeting.
Jr. O. V. A. M.
- Fort Pitt Council No. 220 gave a reception
at Union rink, Allegheny, April 4, which was
largely attended and very enjoyable.
Reliable Council No. 90 has elected the
following officers: Councilor, H. E. Campbell;
Vice Councilor, Louis Steitz, Jr.: Assistant
Recording Secretary, F. F. Cahill; Warden, E.
L. Davidson; Conductor, C. F. Ms Springer;
Inside Sentinel, J. D. Barnes; Outside Sentinel,
Brother Jr. P. C. L. E. Love Installed the
following named officers of Grandview Coun
cil: G, James H. Henderson; V. C, D. A.
Stevens: A. R. 8., Samuel Petty: Condnctor,
L. Frazer; W., R. Snead: IS. C. Henney; O.,
8. P. Olqger; Trustee, J. H. Reitz. The council
is located on Duquesne Heights, and meets on
Sovereigns of Industry.
A lunch basket social will be given by
Northside Council No. 8, Sovereigns of Indus
try, at 174 Federal street Allegheny, Monday
A. O. TJ. W.
Triumph Lodge No. 63, which meets at
Colfax Hall, is in a prosperous condition, and
is receiving many accessions; to its roll of
membership at every meeting.
Dr. G. A Mueller will represent Northside
Conclave No. 85 at the biennial session of the
Supreme Conclave, which convenes at Rich
mond, Va., on the 16th inst
BONDSMEN CALLED' TO BOOK.
The Guardian of the McNUb. Fnmily Alleged
to Have Defaulted In the Sara of 85,000
Other Bits of Litigation.
J. D. "Watson, Esq., yesterday filed a
suit on behalf of Mary J. McNish, admin
istratrix of Mary E. and Susan B. McNish,
and Peter Bchatz, against B. F. Kennedy,
J. H. "Walter, Peter Schatz and J. K. P.
Duff and P. J. Zimmerman, administra
tors of E. G. Krehan. Tho case is an action
to recover on the bond of $10,000 of B. F. Ken
nedy, given as guardian of the two minor chil
dren of H. L. McNish. Kennedy was author
ized by the Orphans' Court to sell some prop
erty belonging to his wards, and gave bond in
the sum of 10,000, Walter, Krehan and Schatz
becoming his sureties.
Kennedy sold the property for $5,000, but it
is claimed, appropriated the money to his own
use. One of the bondsmen, Bchatz, paid over
$3,852 to the account of the children, but the
balance is still unpaid. Judgment for 310,000
on the bond is asked, to be released when Ken
nedy reimburses Schatz to the extent of $3,352
and pays the balance to Mary J. McNish, ad
ministratrix. Monday's Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No. 1 Argument list
Common Pleas No. 2 Harbachvs Kirth;
Reese Evans, receiver, vs Porter; Henderson
Athert Lithographing Co., vs McCormick it
Gillespie; Dlnkel vs. Hollern; Hart vs Frick
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Hattie
Raymond alias Sbafer, James McBratney alias
Greeh, Albert Moorhead alias Wood, Frank
Jefferson, George McClelland, Albert Price,
Monday's Audit List.
Estate of Accountant
Samuel G. B. Love James L. Orr.
Mary A. Gamble Henry Kober.
Andrew weldner A. Al. M. Weldman.
George Nevergold Mary K. Uevergold.
Barah J. Mclntyre George B. Armstrong.
JIaryBuerMe Key. S. G. Molllnger.
Johanna Murphy MaryE. Sullivan.
Sittings From Justice.
A chabteb was granted yesterday to the
First Congregational Church of Braddock.
The divorce suit of Griffith Williams against
Annie C. Williams was discontinued yester
day, the plaintiff paying the costs.
Jennie Hazex, of Water street who
pleaded guilty to keeping a disorderly house
and selling Honor without license, was yester
day sentenced by Judge Magee to nay a fine of
$1,000 and goto the workhouse for one year.
Is the stated case between Edward M. Yard
and the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad
Company, it was ordered yesterday that judg
ment be entered in favor of Yard for ii,0W.
The suit was for damages for a rignt of way.
An application for a charter for the First
Swedish M. E. Church of McKeesport was filed
yesterday. The trustees of the church are
Andrew - Rudberg. Erik Anderson, August
Stolencke, Charles Ormand and Charles San
dell. In the divorce suit of Mary Speelman against
Edward O. Speelman a rule was granted on the
defendant yesterday to show cause why he
should no. pay a reasonable amount for the
support of Mrs. Speelman; also for her counsel
The 6-year-old daughter of J.N. Smith was
taken into court yesterday on the habeas
corpus proceedings instituted by the father to
have the child removed from the custody of its
mother and grandfather, John Forbes, Sr., of
Lawrenceville. After hearing the case, Judge
Effing remanded the child to the care of her
mother, Mrs. Smith, who, he thought was best
able to care for her.
BmBAS Aixshotjse has entered suit against
'Squire Samuel Creelman, William Ross, ex
policeman, Constables Floyd Ross, tVllliam Mc
Cluskey and J. J. Campbell, of Wilklnsburg;
George C-Welscher, of Braddock, and William
Linn, of Mifflin township, for $25,000 damages.
Allshouse was arrested and charged with the
attempted robbery and the shooting of St. Clair
in Wilklnsburg a shot t time ago. There was
no evidence against him and he was discharged,
and brings the suit against his accusers and the
officers. A capias was issued yesterday for the
arrest of the defendants.
Albert Israel, of Lazearville, W. Va.
yesterday filed a petition in the Orphans'
Court appealing from the decision of the
Register in admitting to probate the will of
his father, John Israel, late of Pittsburg. The
will left the estate, amounting to 18,000, to
Israel's widow, and the petitioner claims that
it is in total disregard of the wishes of de
ceased, expressed immediately before its ex
ecution, and the execution of it .was done
under duress and undue influence. A citation
was issued on the widow, returnable Saturday,
Robert Beli Thomas A St'een, A Schmidt
J. M. Perrin and A O. Wallace, taxpayers in
Cbartiers borongh, yesterday filed a bill in
equity against Treasurer Alex. Patterson and
the Burgess of the borough. The plaintiffs
state that George E. Foster was convicted in
the Criminal Courtof assault and battery on
John Meeban, and was fined 6K cents and
costs, amounting to $67 82; The officials of the
borougbjare about to issue a warrant to Foster
to reimburse him for the expense of the suit,
"and an injunction is asked for to restrain them
from so doing, such a course. It being claimed,
would increase the debt of the borough and
would be unlawful and without authority.
A convenient fitting room is a specialty
of our corset department Come to the
grand opening (o-morrow.
- F. Bchoenihal, 612 Penn aye.
FAR FROM FINISHED.
Nearly Four Hundred Building Per
mits 'Taken Out This Season.
DIAMOND STREET IMPROVEMENT.
Real Estate Continues to be a Yery lively
HOME HONEY PLACED ON M0ETGAGE3.
The total number of buUding permits
taken out this year to date is 367, at an esti
mated cost of 587,250. Fifty-eight were Is
sued last week. How does this agree with
the recent statement of a growler that
"Pittsburg is finishedl" The rapid growth
of the city and its beautiful suburbs Is &
matter of pride to every well regulated cit
izen. Only a few growlers look upon it
with alarm. It is not beyond hope that they
will awake some day to a sense of their utter
worthlessness to the community.
A valuable piece of property on Diamond
street changed bands yesterday. The purchas
er is In favor ot widening the street an1
planked down his money with that end in view.
In this connection it may be stated, as coming
from good authority, that the value of property
on that street has appreciated 1020 per cent
since the widening project has been under dis
The number of mortgages placed on record
the past week was 210, representing loans
amounting to over $1,000,000. One was for $315,
000, one for 860.000, one for $27,000 and two for
515,000 .each. Nearly all of this was furnished
by home capitalists.
An entire block on Fifth avenue might have
been sold yesterday but it wasn't. Some peo
ple may accept this as an indication that the
real estate business is in the damps. If tbey
do they will make a mistake. The record of
sales published during the week in The Dis
patch shows that it is a very lively Interest. 11
all the transactions were reported tbey would be
of a magnitude to surprise the public The de
mand for improved land for building purposes
was never greater or more presslns, and 14 is
being gobbled in large and small parcels in all
directions. It Is safe to say that over a quarter
of a million dollars was invested In Teal estate
in Pittsburg and vicinity the past week. This
does not include several deals of which neither
location nor figures could be learned. If this
be stagnation, let us have more of it
Gustavus Oralson, a Swedish builder, who is
in the city taking notes. Is well pleased with
Pittsburg architecture, and especially with the
interior finish of a'majority of the houses. He
thinks our builders show good taste In their
choice of hard woods for this purpose, but is of
the opinion that a combination of various
woods, worked in together, produces a better
effect than can be obtained from one kind.
Hard wood is very largely used in Sweden for
The total number of strikes In March was 44,
ot which only one succeeded. The total num
ber of persons involved was 12,112.
The Pittsburg Heal Estate Record, copies
from The Dispatch and comments thereon
as below: "A whining man or woman is un
fitted to assume the direction of any enterprise
where Important interests are involved." A
whlner is a nuisance even in a lazy man's camp.
Unimportant interests can't support a whlner.
There is no place within the pale of civilization
that is not positively Injured by whiners.
The following decision is of interest to Pitts
burg steamboat men: In the case of the City
of Salem versus Reed the United States Dis
trict Court for the District of Oregoh held that
the regulation contained in section 4.485 of the
United States Revised Statutes forbidding a
steamboat to carry more passengers than al
lowed in her certificate of Inspection applied
to such boats engaged in carrying passengers
on a navigable water of the United States' be-
-tween ports of the same State only.
Stocks About Hold Their Own. With Mo
The stock market yesterday was in the same
boat with oil, so far as new features were con
cerned. Prices fluctuated within a very nar
row range, and, with one or two exceptions, the
closing figures differed very little from those
of the day before. Philadelphia Gas was a
trifle weaker, 100 shares going at 39. Electric
about held its own; there was no pressure to
either buy or sell. La Noria was barely steady,
with a sale of 400 shares at 2& Snitch and
Signal was hela at 24, with 23 bid. There was
no demand for Tractions. Consignee moved up
the hundreth part of a dollar, at which 100
shares changed hands. Having broken the ice,
it may be considered as fairly on the market
There was the usual Saturday demandfor bank
stocks, but none of them were gathered in.
Bids and offers comprised:
' Bid. Asked.
Allegheny National Dank 62
Diamond National Bank 1G0 ....
Exchange National Bank.... 81 ....
Farmers Deposit .National Bank 400 ....
Freehold Bank 52 ....
Fidelity Title and Trust Co 123
Iron City National Bank 91
Metropolitan National Bank 93
Odd Fellows' Savings Bank 64 70
Second National Bank 200 ....
Becond National Bank, Allegheny 180 ...
City Insurance S3
German insurance 64
Humboldt Insurance 40 ....
National Insurance 62
I'ittsbnrg Uas Co. (Ilium.) ex
SonthsldeUas Co. (Ilium.) 26
CUartiers Valley Gas Co 51 siH
Natural Gas Co. of ft . Va &
Ohio Valley Uas Co 40
Pennsylvania Gas Co 18 22
Philadelphia Co 3 33M
Westmoreland and Cambria 40
Wheeling Gas Co SO
Colombia Oil Co . t4
Washington Oil Co 75
Central Traction 21f 22
Citizens' Traction 67 64
i'ittsbnrg and Birmingham 49H CO
N. Y. &C. Gas Coal Co ZJH
Consignee Mining Co 30c 31c
La JJorla Mining Co 2 VA
Luster Mining Co .... l)j
Yankee Girl Mining Co 1
Westlnghoute Electric. siu m
Central District Printing Tel. & Co 225
Union Switch and Signal Co 23X 24
Westlnghonse Brake Co., Llm 61
Ashtabula and Pittsburg 29 30
Pittsburg and ConnellsTille 25
Pitts.,- McK. ft Yough. R. K. Co 85
Pitts., Cln. J: St. Louts J5K 16
Pittsburg and Western Uallroad Co. ... 8J
Pittsburg and Western preferred 16 17K
Bales were 100 shares of Philadelphia Gas Ht
89K. 60 Wheeling Gas at 80, 100 Consignee Min
ing Company at SI cents, 400 La Noria at
and 160 Electric at 67.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 177.202 shares, including: Atch
ison, 2S,SbO: Delaware, Lackawanna and West
em, 6,160; Erie, 1.650; Lake Shore, 4.550: Louis
rtllo and Nashvile, 7,510; .Missouri Pacific. 11,
COS; Northwestern. 13,005; Readine. 18,300;
Richmond and West Point, 3,750: St. Paul,
13.045; Union Pacific, 4,410; Western Union,
MOSEI AND WEATHER
The Snow Storm Make a. Doll Day at the
The local money market was quiet yesterday.
This condition was in great part attributed to
the weather. The borrowing demand was
small and depositing fair, the result of the
day's business being to leave the banks consid
erably ahead in the item of casn. Discount
rates were steady at previous quotations.
Small rates were reported in sufficient supply
for current needs. The Clearing House state
ment for the week shows a small balance in
favor of the coirespondlng tune in 1888, but a
gain of over 013,000,000 for the expired portion
ot the year.
Exchanges...- .'.... t 2,063,139 36
Balance 421,645 90
Exchanges for tbe week 13,081,054 87
Balances for the week .2,096,170 27
Exchanges, dally average 2,180,175 81
Exchanges week of 188S 13,203,310 33
Balances week of 185S 2,193,035 34
Exchanges last week 12,745,879 23
Balances last week 2.364,499 84
Total exchanges to date, 1639.,.. 150,4cO.M'iM
Total exchanges to date, 1533 152.801,976 25
Gain, 1889 over 1883. to date 13,533,280 25
Monev on call at New York yesterdav was easy
at 8 to 3pcr cent Last loan 8, closed offered
at 3. Pi?me mercantile paper, 4- Ster
ling exchange quiet but firm .at H 86V for
KO-d&y bills, and SI 8S f or d eraand.
The exports of specie from the port of New
-SUNDAY, APEIL fr,
York durlnir the week amounted to SS07,661, of
which (269,830 was in gold and 1347,831 silver.
Of the total exports $2,130 in gold and 8344,
862 In silver went to Europe, and $257,700 lu
gold and 83,149 in silver to South America.
The imports of specie for the week amounted
to 67,881, of which 814,265 was gold and 53,
The weekly statement, of tho New York
banks, issued to-day, shows the following
changes: Reserve, decrease. 44,040,550; loans,
decrease, $1,200,800; specie, decrease, $3,118,400;
legal tenders, decrease $2,699,100; deposits, de
crease, $7,095,800; circulation. Increase. $16,800.
The banks now hold $1,409,675 in excess of the
25 per cent rule. '
Closing quotations In New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission ot
an eighth on small lots:
U.S.4US. reg 108 (Siosji
U- B. 4&, COUPS 108 I03
U. 3. 4s, coups 12833129
Currency, 6 per cent. 1895 reg 1M .
Currency, 6 per cent. IS98reg....... 123K
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg 126J
Currency, 6 per cent, issareg. 130
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg. 133
Sales oftioiooo registered 4s at 129J4.
New Yokk Clearings to-day. $117,262,632;
balances, $5,666,60. For tbe week, clearings.
$T11,113,800; balances, $38,702,803, ,
Boston Clearings to-day, "$21,167,723; bal
ances, $3,001,058. For the week, clearings, $94,
699.666; balances. $10,434,937. For the corres
poding week in 1888, clearings, $88,209,448; bal
Philadelphia Clearings, $U.179.428; bal
ances. $1,499,690. For the week, clearings, $79,
827,635; balances, $10,577,661.
Baltimore Clearings, $2,155,675; balances,
St. Louis Clearings to-day, $3,090,705; bal
ances, $340,935. For this week Clearings, $18,
809,786; balances, $2,543,845. For corresponding
week last year Clearings, $16,712,342; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
Paeis Rentes, 85f S7Jo for the account
NOTHING IN OIL.
The Narrowest Market of the Year Com
ing; Pipe Lines Report.,
The oil market yesterday was narrow, dull
and unprofitable to all concerned. It opened
and closed at 90K- The highest point touched
was 90, and the lowest 90. The snowstorm
interfered somewhat with the transmission of
quotations from other points, contributing
materially to tho depression. Trading was very
The report of the pipe lines is due about the
10tb, audit will show a smaller drainage on
stocks than for several previous months, indi
cating smaller shlpmentr and a considerable
increase of runs lrom the wells, which will be
close to 53,000 barrels, this belngthe largest ag
gregate for any month since tbe shutdown.
Oil has been struck in the petroleum fields of
Scott county, Arkansas, where prospectors
have been boring at a depth of about 4,000 feet
Tho supply Is thought to be inexhaustible. !
The shipments of oil from the port of Phila
delphia last week were the largest ever before
experienced, heme 4.065,923 gallons, and since
January 1 there were 25,762,810 gallons, as com
pared with 19,113.666 gallons for the corre
sponding period last year.
The following tame, corrected DyUeWltt 1)11
wortb, broker in petroleum, etc., corner Fifth
arenne and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc. t
10:13 A. a.,
10:30 A. u.,
10:45 A. M..
11:00 A, It..
11:15 P. It..
11:30 r. M.,
11:45 P. M..
Opened. 9054 c; highest, 90Mo: lowest. 90fc;
Dally runs 47,913
Average runs 49,171
Daily snlpmentf ., - 85,091
Average ihtp'menu.... 79,791
DailT coarters 3 21,423
Average cnartera.... ,,,.. 27.013
Clearances wu.mU 786,000
New York closed at S0!a,
Oil City closed at 90Mc ,
Bradrora closed at 9CKC
Mew Xorx. reflnad. 7c
London, reaned, sua.
Antwerp, rennea. 16XC
INDIANA OIL FIELDS.
A Rival to the Petroleum District of Penn-
ItrSCIAL TILEOBAM 70 SHE DISrATCB.1
Ftnslat, April 6. Quite a number of the
gas and oil operators of this locality have jnst
Returned from a prospeoting tour through the
gas fields of Indiana, where they went to look
vfor petroleum, and all agree that everything
foes towaru me convincing conclusion mat ou
xlsts in the Hoosier fields in Immense quan
tities, and that the day is not far distant when
the trade will he astonished by gushing wells in
Indiana, which Jrlll even discount the great
geysers ot the Wood county, Ohio, field. The
small operators having been driven out of tbe
Ohio field by the Standard absorbing all the
territory, are looking for new fleld3 to conquer,
and Indiana will soon receive the benefit of
None of these operators, except the Stand
ard crowd, take much stockln the Gibsonbnrg,
Sandusky connty, field, as none ot the wells in
that locality produce more than 100 barrels per
day, and from that point down as low as 10 and
12 barrels. This, of course, is too small to pay
operating expenses, with oil at Ohio prices.
In the Wood county field the Standard keeps
about ten sets of tools at work punching holes
in the ground, and these will perhaps average
15 wells per month. No important develop
ments have been made, however, for tbe paat
three months, and none are expected, it being
generally conceded that the days for big wells
In the Ohio field are over, although one may
yet be struck somewhere when least expected,
as the nature ot tbe territory is such that no
one can tell anything about what the ground
will produce until the well Is drilled.
A small well or even a dry hole, in the pecul
iar formation underlying tbe Ohio field, can
never be taken as a sufficient guide In the se
lection of a second site. Over near the biggest
gushers in the Cygnet section, the first of this
week, Contractor Martin drilled in about as
poor a specimen of producing well as anybody
would wish for, providing he was on the hunt
for something of the kind. Innumerable in
stances ot this kind, however, are to be found
in the richest portions of tbe Ohio field and
should not be taken as a safe guide in the selec
tion of territory for producing purposes.
The daily yield In the Ohio petroleum field is
not as great as it was two months ago, nor is it
likely that it will ever be increased mucb, no
matter how much drilling is done. Tbe skims
of the first crop of wells in any field is the ele
ment that generally swells the output largely.
It was so in all the Pennsylvania fields, and, so
far, it has proven correct in Ohio.
In the neighborhood of Freeport in San
dusky countv, there has been considerable ex"
citement for the past ten days caused by the
drilling in of three wells for T. J. Vandergrift
one of which is said to be a fair producer,
being capable of 25 barrels a day in the natural
condition. As a result tbe country surround
ing Freeport has been overrun with oil leasers,
who seem determined to have the last slice
left in the field. Even the Standard has put
agents In the field, though as yet they have
not taken much territory. The bulk of the
land is already in the hands of T. J. Vauder
grift, who owns nearly all tbe property be
tween Freeport and Pemberville, a distance of
six miles. Toledo. Cleveland and Findlay par
ties have also secured large blocks of the field,
and dnrlng the summer a great oil boom in
this section is expected.
GOING, GOING, GONE.
Lands ami Houses Being Snatched Up In All
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Mrs. A Watson, of Bismarck, Dak., an elegant
throe-story pressed brick dwelling of eight
rooms andall modern improvements, being No.
75 Chestnut street, Allegheny City, with lot
21x95 feet for $6,000.
S. "j. Fleming, 147 Fourth avenue, sold a
frame house of seven rooms, with lot 24x97, on
ML Washington, for $2,350. He also sold a brick
house of eight rooms, with lot 25x120, on Irwin
avenue, Allegheny, for $4,300, and placed a
mortgage of $7,000 on city property for five
years at 6 per cent.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 181 Fourth avenue,
placed a $1,200 mortgage on a property at Coch
ran station, Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston
Railroad, for three years at 6 per cent.
Lashell & Rankin, No. 67 Fourth avenue, sold
for Mrs. Helen E. Davis three lots 25x150 elch,
on First avenue, Coraopolls, to J. Sotlinger
for $475. ,
D. P. Thomas & Co., 408 Grant street, sold
for the Peoples' Savings Bank to Mrs. Reglna
McClellan lot on Herron avenue. Thirteenth
ward, for $500; also for tbe same parties to Den
nis Lyons lot on Herron avenue. Thirteenth
ward, for $500, and for the estate of Xavier
Bteinbrunnerto Herman Hecbelman, a frame
house and two lots on Lourle street Thirteenth
ward. Allegheny, for $2,600. They also placed a
small mortgage on Thirteenth ward property.
John F. Baxter sold to Jacob Schumacher lot
JN o. 67, Dank of Commerce addition extended,
Brushton station, for $2,000. .
W. A. Herron & Sons sold two lots in North
Homestead place, Twenty-second ward, near
Swissvale station, size 60x120 feet ea cli, for GOO.
Also sold a house and lot on Walnnt street.
Twentieth ward, size 80x100 feet frame ot
eight rooms, $8,300,. spot cash.
C. Beringer Sc Son sold to Charles Somen a
piece of land on Wylie avenue, between Fran
cis and Watt streets, for 510,000.
, L. O. Frazier, corner Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, sold for John loebertIJr.,a new two
story brick six-room dwellinc, lot 20x97 feet to
an alley, situate number 3049 Howley avenue.
Sixteenth ward, to Charles A. -Gloeckler lor
H0MEB FOR THE MILLIONS
The Building Industry Flourishing Like a
Green Bay Tree.
Fifty-eight building permits were taken out
last week mostly for one and two-story dwell
ings. The following 13 the list:
S.M. Morris, frame one-story office, 13x16
feet on Twenty-third street between Penn
and Liberty streets.
O. J. Elliott two brick two-story dwellings,
24x34 feet on Center avenue, between Soho and
Fred Tugaman, frame two-story dwelling,20x
L 84 feet on Elinor street corner Salisbury.
Joseph Gran, frame one-story kitchen, luxia
feet n Maple avenue. Thirty-first ward.
Henry Schneider, frame two-story addition
dwelling, 24x19 feet, on Penn avenue, between
St. Clair and Negley.
George Grabe, brick two-story and mansard,
dwelling, 21x34 feet on Atwood, between Bates
N. Green 4 Co., frame two-story stable,
20x4S-feet. on Sassafras alley, between Thirty
second and Thirty-third streets.
Mr. O'Neill, frame one-story kitchen, 14x14
feet, on Penn avenue, near Wfnebiddle street.
East End Electric Light Company, brick one
story power house. 65x145 feet on Broad street
between Whitfield and Beatty. streets.
J. E. Dieby, frame two-story dwelling; 21.6x40
feet on Meriden street between Sycamore and
H. W. Wilker, frame one-story kitchen, 6x10
feet on Elm street between Franklin and
David Robh, frame stable. 22x38feet onPenn
avenue, between Twenty-sixth and 'Twenty
seventh. Sophia Kramer, frame two-story kitchen,
12x16 feet on Emily street, near Ceres alley.
Jane Gue, brick two-story store and dwelling,
25x32 feet on Knox avenue, corner Lillian.
William E. Sankey, three frame two-story
dwellineSjfiOxSS feet on Oporto street, between
Erie and Herron.
William McNally. two brick two-story and
mansard, 87x32 feet on Kansas street near
John Grocan, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling. 17x34 feet, on Forbes street between
Brady and Moultrie.
D. Wallace, frame two-story dwelling. 19x30
feet, on Small wood avenue, near the bridee. 1
Mrs. B. Coyne, frame two-story dwelling,
26x12 feet on Schaff er street, near Flora.
Jame3 W. Pastorius, frame one-story stable,
12x12 feet on Carson, between Twenty-eighth
John Meikle. frame two-story dwelling, 18x32
feet on Jane street between Thirty-first and
John Fay, frame two-story and mansard, 22x
36 feet, on Craig street, between Ridge and
John McMannis, two frame two-story dwell
ings, 14x16 feet on Ruthven street between
M. Zeimer, frame one-story dwelling, 8x10
feet on Hazlett alley, between Small man and
Wylle Wilson, frame two-story dwelling, 17x
82 feet on Wintbrop street, near Neville.
H. Smith, frame one and one-half story
stable, 16x20 feet on A011 street between
Moultrie and Seneca.
Margaret McCann, frame two-story dwelling,
22x82 feet on Jane street between Thirty
second and Thirty-third.
Torrence Dalley, brick four-story storeroom,
35x30 feet, on Fourth avenue, between Market
and Ferry streets. '
F. P. Livingston, fonr brick and stone dwell
ings, 26x46 feet; on Forty-sixth street corner
William McConnell, frame two-story dwell
ing, 16x32 feet on Bigham street between
Grandview and Sycamore.
J, A Gibson, two-story frame dwelling, 18x30
feet on Oneida street, between Grandview
Edward Collins, frame two-story dwelling. 18
x23feeton Bristol street Twenty-third ward.
William Williams, frame two-story dwelling.
16x18 feet, on Edmond, between Liberty and
George Scbaffer, frame two-story dwelling,
16x18 feet n Edmond, between Penn and Lib
erty. E. Murphy, frame two-story dwelling, 17x18
feet on Mary, between Twenty-eighth and
L. McCance, brick four-story warehouse, 27x
21 feet on Virgin alley, between Liberty and
James L. Williams, brick two-story dwelling,
19x32 feet, on 414 Forbes, between Gist and
Aggie Rogers, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling, 18x33 feet on Holmes, between Fifty
second and McCandless.
James Woberton, three brick two-story and
mansard dwellings, 50x17 feet on Plum alley,
between Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth.
Lizzie M. Keys, frame two-story and attio
dwelling, 24x28 feet, on Lincoln avenue, be
tween Shetland and Moadow streets.
Mrs. Alice Charlter.f rame two-story addition,
16x20 feet on Halleck, near Grand view ave
nue. Jacob Glelm, frame one-story addition stable,
8x14 feet on rear of 8319 Bntler street.
Mrs. Maria Krolt, frame one-story kitchen,
11x20 feet on Larimer, between Carver and
George B. Kelly, frame two-story dwelling,
21x31 feet on Grazier, between Filth avenne
Rosalia Groetscb. brick two-story dwelling,
20 feet 9 inches by 84 feet, on Linden, head of
Franz Joseph Blatz. frame two-story dwell
ing, 16x84 feet, on Thompson street, below
William Hackstein, frame two-story dwell
ing, 20x32 feet on Marchand street near Deni
son. E. F. Daunn. frame addition one-story
kitchen, 12x14 feet on Ivy street between
Walnut and Ellwood.
William A Scott frame two-story dwelling,
16x18 feet, on Deuny avenue, between Grape
Mildred Blakey, frame one-story shop, 14x32
feet on Flowers avenue, near Second avenue.
Albert Berg, brick three-story dwelling, 20x
34 feet on Butler street between Fifty-second
Charles Melllng, two brick two-story dwell
ings. 40x32 feet on Carey alley, between Twenty-sixth
and Twenty-seventh streets.
F. Koehler, three brick two-story dwellings,
40x32 feet, on Rowland street between Six
teenth and Seventeenth streets.
F. M. Kirner, brick one-story kitchen, 6x12
feet on Thirty-seventh street below Butler
Isaac Gilbert frame one-story dwelling, 16x
SO feet on Orwell alley, near Liberty.
Mrs. Amelia McDonoueb, frame one-story
dwelling, 13x12 feet on Kent alley, between
Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth streets.
B. Schmidt, frame one-story molding shed, 20
x60 feet, on Penn avenue, between Thirty-first
and. Thirty-second streets.
James Tnlte, three brick two-story and man
sard, 40.6x23 feet on corner of Smallman and
Philadelphia Carpet Trade.
Philadelphia is said to be the largest carpet
manufacturing center in the world. There are
172 concerns in that city, occupying over 200
large structures as factories, working 7,350
looms and employing 17,800 workmen. These
produced in the aggregate during last year
71,500.000 yards of carpet worth nearly $48,000,
000. Tbe following summary gives some details
of the trade at large:
Looms. Yards. Values.
Ingrains 2,800 33,600,000 316,800,000
Ingrains 800 4.600.000 2.4canm
Brussels and Wilton... 690 10,800,000
Tapestries 350 8,300,000
Damask Venetlin GOO 6,000,000
'Smyrna rugs and whole
carpets 1,500 6,000.000
Axmlnster velvets.... 100 3CO.O0O
List, rag and chain... SOU 2,500,000
Al 1UU.1CI .., AlVfc J,41AI,UUJ
12, 000, 00
,350 7tWO,00O $47,970,000
ACT17E AM WEAK.
The Bank Statemont Has a Depressing
Effect Upon tbe Stock Market A
Slight Rally Toward the Close
Rnllrond Bonds Active.
New YOBff", April 6. The stock market dur-v
ing most of the two hours' session was very
active to-day, and while the temper of the
room was generally bullish and the buying was
of a decidedly good character, the opposition
met from the operations of the local and the
Chicago bears with realizing sales of stocks
bought earlier in tbe week, and the .bad effect
produced by 'the heavy reduction in the re
sources of the banks, as shown by the state
ment, combined to neutralize the improving
tendency, and prices at the closo were Irregu
larly bnt only fractionally changed.
The market opened with a moderate volume
of business, and first prices were from to
per cent higher than the final figures of yester
day, but tor nearly all tbe first hour there was
no decided tone t the dealings, while a gen
eral declining tei.-,'ncy was apparent. The
fluctuations were confined to the smallest frac
tions, however. In all but a few specialties.
Tbe principal interest in the speculation was
still centered in Atchison, Missouri Pacific, tbe
Grangers and Reading, and toward 11 o'clock
Atchison, Burlington and Missouri Pacific de
veloped marked animation and strength and
tbe highest prices of tbe week generally were
reachedrtbongh the Improvement In no case
was for more than a ptmt.
The issue of the bank statement checked the
buying and induoed further sales for both sides
of the account, and in the last few minutes of
the session everything moved off, some losing
all the early gain. The three leaders, however,
were well maintained, but the close was active
and heavy to weak, and generally at but slight
changes from tho opening figures. Tho final
changes are In ar majority of instances in the
direction of higher figures, hut they are frac
tional amounts only.
1 Railroad bonds were active this morning, the
sales of all the issues reaching $615,000, and
they sympathized with the strong tone ot the
share list almost everything traded in advanc
ing. The market dlsnlayed no special feature.
Manitoba firsts rose 5, to 119. Tbe sales of
hands for the week were $7,600,000, against $7,
621,000 for last week.
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch- by Whit
ney &. Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth a venue:
High- Low- .Ing
lag. est. est. Bids.
Am. Cotton oil 5654 .. . MX
Atch.. Top. ft s. F.. 45 45 Wi ..
Canadian Pacific K
Canada Southern S3 U U !
Central of New Jersey. 96J H MM UK
Chesapeake & Ohio.... 16 16K ISM 1H
C, Bur.AQalncy..... 94 94 93U 94
a, Mil. &. St. Paul.... 14 Hit 63 63
c.; J111.4 st. p.. pr....io4 104 104 194
V., KoekLAP 92K 92K S2M H
u., be. jj. d? ruu ....
C St. L. & Pitts, pf.. 37X
C.St. P..M.&O 33X
C., Bt.P.,M. &o.. pr. ....
C. Northwestern.. ..ice
C.& .Northwestern, pf.133
C. C. C. 41 704i
Col. Coal ft Iron 23)4
Col. ft Hocking Val .. Z414
Del., L. ftW 136
Del. ft Hudson 133X
Denver ft Rio ., pr... W
B.T., Va. ftOa
E. T.,Va. ft Oa.. lstpf ....
E. T., Va. ft Ga. 2d pf. 21Jf
llllnoU Central tit
Lake Erie ft Western
Lake Erie ft West. pr.. 57
Lake Snore ft M. S 103
Louisville Nashville. &
Michigan Central MS
Mobile A Ohio
Mo., K. ftTexas
Missouri Pacific. 70
.New York Central.. ..T107
. Y L.E.&W ,7?K
it. X., C. St.L .17)4
j. x., i a at. u nr.. .... .... ....
N.Y.. C. &8t.L.2d pf
H.YiK. 1 43 44 43
. r., o. ft w
Norfolk ft Western .... - ....
Norfolk ft Western, pf
Nortnern Pacific pref. 61
Ohio ft Mississippi..... 21
Oregon Improvement. 48
Pacific Mall 3754
Phlladel. ft Heading.. 44
Pullman Palace Car.,.182
Richmond ft W. P. T.. 26
Richmond ft W.P.T.pf 79H
St. Paul ft Duluth 34
tit. Paul ft Uuluth pf.
St. p., Mtnn. ft Man
8t.L. ft San Fran 22 K
Bt. L. ft San Fran pf.' 57
St. L. ft Ban F.lst pr.
Texas Pacific 20
Union Pacific 61M
Wabash preferred 26
Western Union 84
Wheeling ft L. X. Ci
A Strong Opening, and the Close Firm and
Boston, April 6. To-day's stock market
opened very strong. Thenet result of the half
day's trading, as compared with Friday's close,
was a large advance in Atchison and other
classes of bonds. Atchison stock itself closed
unchanged, but nearly all the other stocks
dealt in showed advances, Chicago, Burlington
and Qulncy leading in that direction. Thetone
at the close was firm and cheerful. .
Atch. ft Too.. 1st 7s. 115
Atch. ftTop. K. R... 45
Boston ft Albany. ..213
Boston ft Maine. ....170
C. B. ftQ. 94
Clnn. San. ft Cleve. 25
Eastern R. R 81
attern R. R, 6s... ..125
FUnt&PereM. pro. 93
Little H. ft Ft. S. 7s. 101
Mexican Can. com.. 13
. X. ft AewJCng... 44
Old Colony. 172
Rutland preferred.. 37
Calumet ft Hecla...,220
Boston Land ,
Water Power ,
Ban Diego ,
L1Y STOCK MAEEZTS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
OFFICE OF PITTSBURG DISPATCH,!
SATURDAY. April 8,1889. J
CATTLE Receipts, 620 head: shipments, 540
head; market nothing doing; all through con
signments. Four cars of cattle shipped to New
Hogs Receipts. 2,700 bead: shipments, 2,900
head: market slow: medium Philadelphias,
S5 1035 15; heavy hogs, $5 00; pigs and Yorkers,
$5 005 10. Eight cars of hogs shipped to New
Sheep Receipts, 600 head: shipments, 400
head. Market firm at unchanged prices.
Chicago Grain Market.
Chicago The wheat market was quiet to
day, and while the feeling was unsettled and a
little nervous, there was generally less disposi
tion to trade, and business was light While
many operators incline to the belief that tbe
large traders are out of tbe May deal, there,
nevertheless, are some who believe that the
effort to force out the holders alluded to for
several days past was done for some purpose.
It was claimed that more long May wheat
came on the market that shorts covered, and
that the market was evening up. Prices for
May declined 2c, recovered lc and closed lc
lower than yesterday. July advanced K'
above yesterday's closing, declined Jc and
closed jc lower.
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Chicago News.! ,
The greatest sayings are those which burst
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Hawkins (weakly) I don't think of it at
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