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THE PITTSBURG- - DISPATCH SdNDAT, JUNE -30. 1889.
Samaria and Gallilee.
&HECHEM A SPOT OP GREAT BEAUTY
The Fountain of the Virgin at Kazareth
and Its Memories.
THE MOUKT ON WHICH CHRIST TAUGHT
, rWBITTEir FOB THX SISFA3CH.J
The vale of Shechein, for intrinsic beauty
and hallowed associations, is the most inter
esting spot of Samaria and Central Pales
tine. The late Dean Stanley, who accom
panied the Prince of "Wales, when a boy,
through the Holy Land, thus describes this
Tale: "A valley jrreen with crass, gray
with olives, gardens sloping down on each
side, fresh springs rushing down in all di
rections; at the end a white town em
bosomed in all this verdure, the most beau
tiful, perhaps it might be said the only
beautiful spot in Central Palestine."
The tourist, traveling northward from
Jerusalem, follows the same thoroughfare,
now only a path, that the Prophet of Naz
areth and his disciples often traversed in
their journeys to and from Galilee. On the
eastern boundary of the vale of Shechem,
where it opens upon one of the most fertile
plains in all that land, is Jacob's well, at
the present day partially filled with rub
bish, but without a doubt the very well dug
by the Israelite whose name it bears, and the
very same where the Nazarene rested upon
ills journey from Jerusalem to trainee ana
talked with the Samarian women, who had
come for water, while the disciples had gone
down the valley to the town ot Shechem to
procure food. 'Like two sentinels, Mount
Gerizim and Mount Ebal rise up on the
south and north sides of this narrow valley,
which, at this point, cannot be more than
150 yards in width. On the slope o! Mount
Gerizim is Jacob's well, and on Ebal, across
the valley, the tomb of 4 Joseph, who, when
dying in Egypt, gave "commandment con
cerning his bones." Those bones were
sacredly carried to this home of his boyhood
in the Land of Premise.
IN THE Y-AXE OF SHECHEM.
From this valley the favorite son of Israel
had been sold to the Midianite caravan on
their way to Egypt, and here his bones were
permitted to rest after he had finished that
wonderful career as Prime Minister of
Pharaoh. There is no sacred spot in the
land of Palestine better identified than this
well of Jacob, who "drank thereof himself,
and his children and his cattle." It is also
perfectly certain that here our Lord con-
versed with the Samarian woman concerning
the water of life and true worship. Here,
resting by Jacob's well, He said: "Neither
in this mountain" (referring to Gerizim,
where the Samaritan temple stood), "nor
yet at Jerusalem, is the place where men
ought to worship, but they that worship the
Father must worship Hun in spirit and
The modern name of Shechem is Uablous,
a corruption of Neapolis. Here is the only
Samaritan synagogue now existing, and
here worship the oldest and the smallest
religious sect in the world, their number
being less than 200. Following this vale of
Shechem as it winds westward and north
ward six miles, we come to a basin, from
which rises an oblong bill, overlooking the
Mediterranean Sea, on the crown of which
are the ruins of the city of Samaria. On
the summit and along the hillsides are scat
tered Corinthian columns and capitals, of
which more than a hundred are counted,
which are all that remain ot Herod's great
colonnade. Samaria was once the Versailles
or "Windsor of Shechem, the metropolis of
the northern kingdom of Israel, as Jerusa
lem was of the southern. The ruins of
Herod's summer palace and temple, and the
rains of the church ot John the .Baptist, are
all that remain of the ancient city of Sa
maria, monuments of the. murderous king
and his great victim.
THE KAZABETH OF TO-DAY.
From Samaria our course is northward
across the plain of Esdraelon, where so
often the Israelite and Philistine met in
deadly battle, and where, in the twelfth
century, the Crusaders, under Saladin,
staked their all against the Saracen and
lost. An hour's ride up the Galilean hills
brings us to the vale and town of Nazareth.
"Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?"
expressed the popular estimate of the vil
lage when the carpenter's son entered upon
His wonderful career. Then it was a mere
hamlet. Now it is the prettiest town of
Galilee, with upward of 3,000 inhabitants.
Our faith is too weak to take in the sacred
objects of modern Nazareth, such as the
carpenter shop of Joseph, the vessels or
water pots used at the marriage of Cana,
which contained the water, converted into
the wine by Jesus. But, down the mountain
slope, on the northwestern edge of the
town, is one object which cannot have
changed materially since the days when the
son of Mary wandered and meditated on
these Galilean bills. This is the Fountain
of the "Virgin, as it is now called, which is
the one spring of water from which Nazareth
Our tent was pitched close by this spring
on a lovely Saturday evening of May. Very
early in the morning we were awakened by
the chattering and laughing voices of the
girls who came tripping to the Fountain of
the Virgin with earthen jars upon their
beads with which to bear water to the homes
of Nazareth. Imagine a town of 3,000 in
habitants supplied with water carried in
earthen jars upon the heads ot the Oriental
maidens and you have the every morning
scene at Nazareth.
BY THE SEA OF GALILEE.
It requires no great stretch of the imagi
nation to recall, in witnessing this troop of
girls, the Rachels and Rebekahs of the
olden time and the vircin espoused to the
young carpenter of Nazareth, who must
have often tripped down this mountain
slope with her earthen jar upon her head.
There is a tradition that Mary was at the
spring when the angel announced to her
that she was to be the mother of the world's
Redeemer, The Church and Convent of the
Annunciation is the one public building of
Nazareth of importance. This has for gen
erations furnished a refuge for travelers
who there sought retreat from the Bedouin
of Esdraelon. Among my pleasantest
memories is the- Sabbath service! enjoyed
in company with the late Bishop Stevens,
of Philadelphia, in the Church ot the An
nunciation at Nazareth.
From Nazareth onr course is northeast to
the little inland Sea of Galilee, a half dav's
Journey. The sea at the beginning of the
Christian era was lined with important com
mercial cities Capernaum, Bethsaida,
Chorazin but now has upon its shores the
one unimportant town of Liberias. The
Sea of Galilee, a gem in the Lebanon range
of mountains, 13 by 6 miles, into which the
Jordan empties and from which it flows on
its war to the Dead Sea, certainly transcends
in interest and hallowed association any
spot on the globe. From our tent we could
look down upon the shore where the greatest
of teachers began His ministry. There He
called the fisheimen of Bethsaida to be
fishers of men. On the northwestern corner
of the lake is
THE PLAIIT OF GENKESAEET,
reaching some five miles into the foot hills
of Lebanon and six miles along the shore,
rich and fertile, where grew the lilies of the
field, of which the Prophet of Nazareth de
clared that Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these. Standing in a
fisherman's boat, somewhere on the shore of
Gennesaret, the multitude lining the shore,
the parable of the sower was spoken. And
there before our eyes are the different kinds
of soil into which the seed falls, the thin
earth on the mountain side, the stony
places, the wayside or path across the plain
trodden, down where some seed would fall
to be taken up by the birds of the air, and
the thorns so prolific on the plain, which .
choked the good seed after it had roote'p
steeu into thenea sou. XAere too, are tne
A'-Mffi IK HOLT LAND.
Becollections of a Journey Through
tares so like the wheat, which an enemy
might sow and destroy the looked-for
As our eyes turn northward to Lebanon,
we discover, nestling in the mountain
ranges, the city of Safed, one of the four
holy cities of the Hebrews, which perfectly
answers to our Savior's picture in the Ser
mon on the Mount, "a city that is set on a
hill which cannot be hid." "When He ex
horted to the multitude to "let their light
so shine before the world that others might
see their good works and glorify their
Father in heaven," he said'ye are the light
of the world, a city that is set on a hill
which cannot be hid."
THE MOUKT WHEBEON CHRIST STOOD.
From the mount where these memorable
words were spoken we turn our eyes to
Lebanon and see the city which to-day, as
more than 18 centuries ago.answers to the ob
ject lesson of the prophet of Nazareth.
And as we look across the little inland sea
at the foot of Lebanon, fed bv the melting
snows of Monnt Hermon, the beauty ana
force of that sublime conclusion to the Ser
mon on the Monnt, is seen as never before.
Before the Jordan empties itself into the lake
it traverses for a few miles the plain ot Gen
nesaret In the olden time the cities of
Capernaum and Bethsaida stood on these
banks. In the spring time the Jordan often
overflowed its banks, and searched out the
flimsy foundations of the dwellings.
THE LESSON OF THE BEATITUDES.
The greatest of teachers, who spoke as
never man spoke( and who was wont to
gather his most impressive lessons from
objects before His eye, concluded
His great sermon on the Mount of
Beatitudes, with those words which have
become household words throughout Christ
endom. The man who hears and obeys the
truth is likened to him who builds his house
on the rock. When the rains and winds
and storms beat on that house it stands be
cause it rests on solid foundations. The
man who does not obey the truth and follow
its leader, builds on the sand, and when the
floods and storms beat on his house it is
"Whosoever heareth these sayings of
mine and doeth them, I will liken him to
a wise man which built his house on the
rock: and whosoever heareth these savings
of mine and doeth them not, I will liken
him to a foolish man who built his house
on the sand." And the people were aston
ished at His teaching. J. H. Yodno.
THE SAFE DEPOSIT BUILDING.
A Dtncntflcent Structure Perfectly Equipped.
The ingennity of man could not produces
more perfectly adapted safe deposit build
ing than the new and elegant structure, No.
83 Fourth avenue. The Safe Deposit Com
pany, of Pittsburg, has achieved this result
by adding three stories and a handsome col
umned stone front to the former building,
and has now a business building that is a
credit to the city and a source of pride to
Pittsburgers. The first floor is occupied by
this company's offices and by their huge fire
and burglar proof vault The remaining
five stories, which are as light and well
ventilated as good location and skillful ar
rangements can i make them, are divided
into offices, which are rented either singly
or en suite, as desired. The majority o'f
them are now rented, but a limited nnmber
ot highly desirable rooms may yet be ob
tained. The building is equipped
with both elevator and stairs. The
stairs are of iron and stone, as indeed
is the entire structure, which is perfectly
fireproof. Not a beam or joist of wood has
been employed in the construction a fact
that adds very greatly to the serurity of oc
cupants, and induces perfect ease ot mind
even to those who, in less favored localities,
would fear the possibility of fire. The
Franklin Electric Supply has installed a
complete electric light plant in the build
ing, including dynamos, and this renders it
quite independent of interruption by storms,
crossed or broken wires and other accidents
which often prove annoying to users ef
The magnificent receiving vault of the
Safe Deposit Company is arranged for the
reception of valuables in either small or
large bulk, each patron having a box for
his exclusive use, the key to which he keeps
in his own possession. The convenience to
the public of such an institution, centrally
located, is very great, and there can be no
possibility of loss to subscribers from fire,
burglars or assaults. The building is
guarded day and night, the guards being re
lieved -at stated times, so that alert and
watchful men are constantly on duty look
ing after the safety of the vault and build
ing. LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Illinois division of the Sons of Vet
erans, in their annual commencement yester
day, appointed a committee, with General A.
Gurney, of Springfield, as Chairman, for the
purpose of raising money to erect a monument
over the grave of Dr. M. F. Stephenson, the
founder of the Grand Army of the Republic in
the United States. The monument will be
erected at Petersburg, I1L, where he Is burled.
A dispatch from Delagoa Bay reports a
serious state of affairs there, arising from the
railway troubles. A portion of the railway
has been destroyed by the Portuguese. An
English engineer who tried to defend the work
was fired upon. The foreign residents are
greatly alarmed and arc crowding to the British
consulate for protection. The Portuguese have
placed a British Interpreter under arrest. The
English residents demand his release.
The President has made the following
consular appointments: William T.Sorsby, of
Mississippi, at Guayaquil; Edward C Goode
now, of Maine, at St. Stephens, N. B.: Daniel
B. Hubbard, of Massachusetts, at Annaberg,
Germany; Hngo M. Starkhloff, of Missouri, at
Bremen; Wm. T. Gunnell, of New York, at
Manchester; John A Tibbitts, of Connecticut,
at Bradford; Robert JV. Turner, of Kansas, at
Cadiz; M. D. Sampson, of Kansas, at St, John,
An alarming condition of the Illinois corn
crop is reported to the State Board of Agricul
ture, which has returns from Its regular cor
respondent in every county of the State except
Grundy and Hardin. A special crop bulletin
which was issued yesterday announces that it
is Impossible to estimate the damage done to
the corn crop by continuous rains during the
past six weeks and the overflowing of thou
sands ot acres of river bottom lands in the cen
tral and southern portions of the State.
Kate Stopher, of Shelby county, Ky., be
came much interested in a religions revival last
lall, and has since spent a large part of her
time in prayer and reading the Bible. Her
prayers were not answered, she said, and she
fasted 11 days by way of penance. She then
consented to take nourishment, but after five
days bad passed she began a second fast which
has now lasted 21 days. Her mind does not
seem affected, and thoach greatly reduced in
flesh her health is good. She is 28 Tears old.
The final act of tne Michigan Legislature
was to pass a new general election law. It is a
modification of the Australian svstem. The
gartles are required to send to the Secretary of
tate a party heading for their tickets and he
provides their tickets, all to be of uniform
color, size and texture. In front of the polling
place a railing Is to be placed with an exit ana
entrance gate and gatekeeper. Only one voter
is to be allowed within the railing at a time.
One or more booths are to be provided at each
stand for the voter to prepare his ballot in
A dispatch from the City of Mexico says
that two colored emigration commissioners
from Texas have arrived there to consult with
Government officials in regard to procuring
land for a large colony of co
ilored cotton raisers
from Texas. Mr. Ellis, one of the commis
sioners, a bright, well-educated colored man,
stated that he nad an appointment with Secre
tary Fncbecco and would fully explain the
project to him. He farther said that it satis
factory arrangements could be made with the
Government for land that a colony of at least
10,000 persons would soon be in Mexico.
A gang of 12 men, about midnight Thurs
day night, took from the jail at Tulare, CaL,
one Eagan, a man suspected of having com
mltted several robberies. They put a rope
round his neck, dragged him to a tree and
warned him to confess. He protested in
nocence, when they strung him up. After
nanging until nearly aeaa, tney let mm down
and again demanded a confession. Again he
refused, and was a second time boisted in the
air. When lowered a second time he begged
for mercy and was returned to jail. There is
nothing except suspicion against the man, and
the outrage has caused a great sensation.
Tbe Cincinnati Police Commissioners con
sidered charges against Chief of Police Dletsca
prelerred by citizens who, on Sunday last,
asked bim in rain to order arrests for violation
of the Sunday closing law for saloons. The
chief showed thatlils action was based on an
order issued on Saturday by Mayor Mosby.
The board found the chief guilty and sentenced
him to a public reprimand, which was at once
adminlsterd, coupled with an assurance that
the board retained its confidence in bis up
rightness as an ufflcer. The occasion for the
order by the Mayor thatno arrests be madelast
Sunday was the presence here of the Turners
at their great festival. The Mayor explains
that be did not mean to suspend the lav, bat
only to postpone arrests till Monday.
HOESES TOO SLOW
To Suit Modern Ideas of Travel, and
They Must 60 to the Bear or
TO TEE MUNICIPAL SHINDEEY.
Sketches of tbe Horse Eailroads and the
Evolution Therefrom of
Lthe hew sistem of bapid teansit
A rapid transit boom has struck Pitts
burg with unprecedented violence, and
threatens to seize upon every street in the
city nay, more, so great is the number of
schemes that have been chartered, projected
and talked abont in a less definite way that
there is a dearth of streets to accommodate
them all, and it is seriously contemplated to
open up a number of new ones to supply the
Bapid transit is all right, but there is
danger of overdoing it, to say nothing of in
conveniencing the public by establishing
lines where they are not necessary and
would b in the way of improvement. This
superabundance of a good thing might, in
some cases, cost more than it amounted to.
Tbe ambition to be identified with rapid transit
is altogether praiseworthy, but the money end
ot tbe business should not be overlooked. As
too many cooVs spoil the broth, so too mneh of
rapid transit might endanger dividends and in
volve financial trouble. True enough, the city
is growing and travel increasing, but scarcely
in a ratio corresponding to the number of
projects for handling it. With rapid transit
on every street and some of the alleys, as pro
posed, it seems doubtful if there will be
enough patronage for all, in which case the
weakest would go to the wall. Thus money
would be needlessly wasted, and possibly good
intentions nipped in the bud.
Bat. on the other hand, some good might
come of thus crowding tbe market by assisting
to open up thinly settled districts and by re
ducing fares to a very low point, which would
not be an unmixed evil, and the people could
stand it if the companies could, but it might
be hard on those who furnished the cash to
make low fares possible.
The boom will probably run its course, what
ever that may be, with or without opposition,
but, in the meantime, measures should betaken
to reserve a few of the streets such as Forbes
and Diamond, in Pittsburg, and Ridge avenue,
Allegheny, so as to have unrestricted access to
the rural regions, and where pedestrians could
promenade and horsemen exhibit tbe paces of
their flyers with none to molest or make them
In this connection a short sketch of the evo
lution of rapid transit from the coach and
horse car to traction and electric roads may be
interesting. It covers a period of less than 10
years. The first street car line west of tbe
Allegheny Mountains was the Citizens'. It
was established about 1855, with Nathaniel
Holmes as President Tbe next in order was
the Birmingham line. W. M. Hiraii was the
first President. Then followed the Fourth
avenue line, constructed about 1858, and which
has recently been absorbed by tbe Fifth Ave
nne Traction Company. The original route
terminated at Oakland. B. C. Sawyer was the
first President. About the same time the
Manchester line was started. Its route was
along Rebecca street, Tbe next venture was
the Wylle avenue line to MInersville. t
Following this, in the early sixties, was the
Troy Hill line, of which Commodore Eountz
was the first President. Next on the list was
the Pleasant Valley line, which went Into
operation about 1572, with 'William McCreary
as President Then, a year or two later, came
the Birmingham Short Line, of which Abram
Garrison was the first President The next
was the Second avenue line to Hazolwood.
James F. Fawcett was the first President
Then, last of the old lines, came the West End,
or Temperanceville, of which John Burns was
the first President
All of these roads were prosperous and made
money for tbe stockholders. Three of them
have been reorganized and adopted the cable
system, and one, the Pleasant Valley, will soon
discard horses for electricity. Tbe rest will
join the procession in due season, as the word
bas been passed along the lines that horses
The business feature of the week was a sur
prising panic in oil on Monday, which sent the
price up from 83 to SI 03 in about 15 minutes,
from which it as quickly dropped ten points,
saving tbe shorts from disaster, and the
adoption of the plan for trading in futures.
The market closed steady. Stocks were gen
erally weak and neglected, the total sales being
6,934 shares. Beal estate opened dull, but im
proved later on and closed fairly active. The
number of deeds recorded 'were 219, represent
The number of building permits issued was
41, and the estimated value $101,270. The
largest $11,000, was for Father Sheedy's school
house. Business in mortgages was rather
below the average both in number and amount;
178, of a value of $300,611, were placed' on record,
the largest being for $20,000. Iron was un
changed but firmer. Jobbers did a larger busi
ness in seasonable goods. The week closed
with good prospects and a buoyant feeling all
The Americans are the most feverish and
restless set of people in the world. The secret
of this is to be found in the fear that some
other firm around the corner, or across the
water, or on the other side of the globe, will
find some better way of doing what we are
doing. The dealer watches the shipments of
goods from his neighbor's store. The manu
facturer watches tbe processes employed by his
neighbor, and so it goes all through the list
While this is all right the objective point of all
this anxiety and worry is to exceed.
While this may be all correct it leads to un
due worry and unnecessary competition. Fre
quently more harm than good results. If
things were allowed to take their own course it
would be better. The struggle to undersell
our neighbor In one way is creditable and in
the other is not Our neighbors are as sharp,
smart and energetic as we, and the result
simply is that cost is reduced, that margins are
na rowed, and that we are left practically
where we began. Tbe general public realizes
whatever benefits result from this feverish
A WINDI DAT.
Local Securities Close Dull, hot With a
Brokers tried to make a show of business at
tbe stock call yesterday by bidding for stuff
which they knew they couldn't get, and neg
lecting that which they could have scooped in
if they had had enough nerve. The result of
this windy work was a large number of figures
and no business, not a single transaction tak
There were no changes in quotations worthy
of note, but the feeling was better than at tbe
beginning of tbe week. The difference be
tween bids and offers was from 1 to 25 points,
the latter for German American Insurance.
Tbe proposed plan to facilitate trading was
discussed in all its bearings and met general
approval. It is believed its adoption will in
crease the outside interest and improve busi
ness. At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester Pas
senger Railway Company yesterday, a dividend
of 6 per cent, semi-annual, was declared. As
tbe stock bas sold recently at $250, this is
equivalent to 2 per cent It was offered at $275
after the meeting, withont takers. Bids and
Arsenal 65 ....
AlleghenyNatlonal Bank 62 ....
Citizens' National Bank. 62 ....
City Savings 60 ....
Diamond National Bank 160
Iraqaesne National Bank. .....145 ....
Exchange National Bank , 80 ....
rimtn1 Deposit National Banc 400 ....
First National Bank, Pittsburg 170
Fourth National Bank 12S
Freehold Bank 6354
Fidelity Title and Trust Co 125
iron City National Bank 91
Iron and Glass Dollar savings ID
Keystone Bank of Pittsburg 6S3
Metropolitan national u&iik
Odd Fellows' Savings Bank.
Metropolitan National Bank 94
rHriVltnwOSiTlnn Kank fiS
Pittsburg National Bank Commerce..
jrircsDurg otDK ioroaTiugs......i........u..
People's National Bnk , 150 r
Third National Bank ."; 160
Tradesman's aaUoatl Sank,....,......rs
Union National Bank too ....
Uerman national ank,Allefrheny.....Ul
Beal Estate Loan and Trust Co 80 ....
Second National Bank, Allegheny 180
Workingman's savings, Allegheny.... 67$ ....
llononjahela .105 ....
City '... S3
Citizens 33 Zli
Uerman 0 85
Allegheny Gas Co. (Ilium.) SSH
1'ittsbarg Uas Co. (Ilium.) 62)j ....
Bouthslde Gas Co. (Ilium.) , 25
NATBILJX QXS STOCKS.
Brldgewater 47 60k
Chartiers Valley Gas Co,
Manufacturers' (Jus Co ,....26 ....
Mxtnral Has Co. or W.Va 63 ....
Ohio Valley. 35
Peoples Natural Gas Co 60
Peoples Mat. Gas and Plpeage Co 17H
Pennsylvania Gas Co I'M
Philadelphia Co 7 ilA
Union Gas Co 64 CO
Wheeling Uas Co 28$ 2
OIL COMPANY STOCKS.
Forest Oil Co 103 ....
Washington Oil Co 75
FASSENQEH BAIL WAT STOCKS.
Central Traction SIX 81K
Citizens' Traction 68
Pittsburg and Birmingham 100
Pittsburg Traction...., 61
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester. ....
Allegheny Valley 2 ....
Chartiers Railway 40
ruunurg, loungsiown sAsniaouia.. ou4
Pittsburg and Connellsvllle.
Pittsburgh Lake trie 60
Pittsburg Junction K. K. Co 27
Pitts., McK. A Yougb. R. K. Co 63
Pitts., Cin. A St Louis 19
Pitts. & Western K. R. Co 12
Pitts, A Western B. K. Co. pref. 20
Northslde Bridge Co 64
Monongahela. ....-; 20 ....
Mrarao stocks. .
Charlotte Mining Co S
La Horia Mining Co IX f
Sllrerton Mining Co 1
Yankee Girl Mining Co .; 1
XLXCTBIC LIGHT STOCKS.
Westlnghouse 47X 43
Monongahela Water Co 35
union switch ana sirnai uo -
W estlnghouse Air Brake .Co 115
FlUiburg Cyclorama Co 64
of the Exchange, Andrew Caster J
sold 100 shares La Noria at and 10 shares.
i. una uii at ov a., ju. Aiong soia zo snares
Philadelphia Company at 3SJ& W. F. Maxon
sold 100 shares Westlnghouse Electric at 47K-
Tbe total sales of stocks at New York yes
terdaywero 87,0.T1 shares, including: Atchison,
10,620: Lake Shore, 3,375; Louisville and Nash
ville, 1,700; Missouri Pacific. 2,375; Northwest
ern, 1,710: Union Pacific, 2,900; St Paul, 11,900;
A EOSI EEC0ED.
Clearing; House Statistics That Should be
Bend br Every Grumbler.
New features were very scarce at tbe hanks
yesterday, but Manager Chaplin, of the Clear
ing 'House, smiled and said they were doing
well enough for the weather, and in support of
his assertion be produced the following figures
for the day, week and year, showing, among
other things that the week's business was
nearly $100,000 ahead of the same time last
year. They are important enough to be read
with prayerful attention:
Exchanges, I L 934,645 93
Balances.... 347, CM 90
Exchanges for tbe week 11,613,690 39
Balances for the week 1,691,714 63
Exchanges, dally average 1,918 943 39
Exchanges for the month 47,264,741 60
Balances for the month 7,980,621 63
Exchanges week of 1833 .'... 11,271,670 63
Balances week or 1888 2,480,676 25
Exchanges last week. lL360,'i75 16
Balances last week L63U.700 30
Exchanges six months. 18S9 315,348.475 81
Balances six months, 1889 66,097,25J 20
Exchanges six months. 1883 284,967,633 S3
Balances six months, 1SS3 43,943,65 43
Gain, 1839 over 1833 SO, 380, 841 93
Gain in balances same time 7,148,690 82
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy, with no loans: closed offered at 3. Prime
mercantile paper. i&i. Sterling exchange
dull but steady at $4 8b) for 00-day bills, and
$4 SS for demand.
Tiie New York bank statement, Issued yes
terday, shows tbe following changes: Re
serve, decrease, $1,628,275, loans, increase, $629,
300; specie, decrease, $1,609,700; legal tenders,
decrease, ,$559,500; deposits, decrease, $2,163,700;
circulation, decrease, $41,300. The banks now
hold $3,974,950 in excess of tbe 25 per cent rule.
Closing; Bond Quotations,
IT. S. 4s,reg 1281
M. E.4T. Gen. 6s . E7K
Mutual Union 6s. ...103
N.J.C. Int. Cert. ..115
Northern 1'ac. lsts.,119
Northern Bac. 2ds.. 114
U. B. 4S. COUP JZ9H
U. 8. 44s, reg 10SV
U. S. 4ks, conp 106M
Pacific (Ts or '95. 118
Missouri 6s 102)f
lenn. new set 6s 103
Oregon A Trans. 6s.l05
StL. &I.M. Uen. 6s 83
tit. L. A a. K Gen. Aim
Tenn. new set. 5s... .107)4
Tenn. newset.Ss.... 76 I
Canada bo. 2d 1 93H
1st. Faul consols n6?
jcn. racincisw '"
Den. AR. G., lata. ..102
Den. &B. G. 49 815
Erie, 2ds 103fe
st. ri. i;ni & ire. ibibijj
Tx., Fc.ii. G.Tr.Ks. 89
union rac. sis lis
West Short 10SM
U.K. AT. Gen. 6s.. 61
Government and State bonds were firm and
'New Yobk Clearings to-day. $131,660,472;
balances. $6,219,254. For the week Clearings,
$744,13S,06S; balances, $39,950,792.
Boston Clearings to-day. 515.161,541; bal
ances. $1,906,553. For the week Clearings, $96,
235.109; balances, $10,786,035.
PHrx.AxiEi.PHrA Clearings to-day. $14,139,
159; balances. $1,418,407. For the week Clear
ings, $77,943,416; balances, $11,176,183.
Baltuiobe Clearings, $1315,535; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
ST. LOOTS Clearings to-dav. $2,763.1311 bal
ances. $484,618. For this week Clearings, $17,
893.465: balances, $3,794,424. For last week
Clearings 821,545,403; balances, $6,100,140. For
corresponding week last year Clearings, $13,
907,471; balances, $2,090,60L For this month
Clearings, $33,333,370; balances, $17,485,061.
London The amount of bullion gone into
the Bank of England balances to-day is 18,000.
Pabis Three per cent rentes 84f 70o for
BTK0SG AND ACTIVE.
The New Deal or Something Else Helps
tho Oil Marker.
Cash and July were the only options that re
ceived attention at the Petroleum, Exchange
yesterday. In one or two instances 95 was bid
for the former, and at least one sale was made
at that figure, the object being, probably, to
get up a little corner in it which would pass
unnoticed amid the other transactions.
July oil opened strong and active at 93. There
were sales between this figure and 93, when
there was a quick advance to 94. From this
point' the market soon broke to 93 and fluc
tuated between that and 93 until near the
close, when it softened and finished steady at
, The deal between the Standard and the pro
ducers had tbe effect of strengthening the
market and tbe chances are that a fair average
price will prevail for an indefinite period. This
view is strengthened by tbe tact that consump
tion for tbe expired portion of the year is about
1,500,000 barrels greater than lor the corre
sponaing uma la 1000.
This large and steady reduction of the work
ing stock points strongly to dollar oil in the
near future. Whatever may be done with tbe
Ohio product now.lt can make but little change
In the situation, Friday's clearings were 85V
A. B. McQrew t Co., brokers, quote: Puts,
90; calls, 959
Fcnlurea of tho Market.
Corrected daily by John H. Oamey & Co., 45
Sixtb street members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 93 I Lowest 92
Highest 94J4J Closed tlh
Average shipments 73,049
Average charters 46,323
Kenned, New York; 7.20c
Iteflnc", lvondon, 5 ll-l6d.
Kenned, Antwerp, 17r.
Kenned. Liverpool. 65-1M. ,
Carrying, Bradford, 25c
The Wyoming Oil Field.
Speaking of the oil interests of Wyoming, the
Sweet Water Chieftain 'Little developments,
however, have been made in tbe fields on ac
count of transportation facilities being so poor.
It has been almost an impossibility to get ma
chinery into tbe country even to prospect Bnt
now that a railroad is penetrating the central
part ot the State, different corporations are1 on
tbo move and conslderableactivity is witnessed
all over the country, and it is now being pre-
tf!fw( liv nrfimiTtpnc fill mm Mtint thaiA will
bora greater oil excitement witnessed in Wyo
ming in the next twelve or eighteen months
than was ever experienced in Pennsylvania or
Ohio." This may be presuming too much, bnt
it Is safe to say that the oil exists here in greater
quantitlM Uoa either ot the &bore named
States. In Pennsylvania, the oil bearing rock
is only from fifteen to thirty feet in thickness,
while in Wyoming it Is from 200 to COO feet in
thickness. The rock here is exactly like that
found at Bradford, Pa., which is the region of
the best wells ever found in the East
Other Oil niarkeu.
On, CITY, June 29, National transit cer
tificates opened, 83c; highest, &43c; lowest,
82Jc; closed", 92J&.
Trrpsvn.i.K, June 29. National transit cer
tificates opened, 93c; highest 94Vc; lowest,
82c; closed, 92Jc.
New York. June 29. Petroleum Opened
steady at92c; and in tbe first hour advanced
to 94c A. reaction then set in on which the
early advanqe was almost entirely lost, the
market closing steady at 92c Stock Ex
change Opening, 83c; highest, 94c: lowest
0214c; closing at 92c Consolidated Exchange
Opening, 92c; highest, 94c; lowest 82c;
closing 92c Total sales, 738,000 barrels.
A GOOD FINISH.
Heal Estate Dealers Wind Up the
With Importnnt Sales.
John F. Baxter, 612 Smitbfield street sold to
a well-known businessman lot No. 4, Saum
Grove plan, having a frontage of 43 feet on
Center avenue by ISO in depth, for $4,800. The
purchaser will immediately commence tne
erection of a business stand.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
for the Mnrphy estate property, Jfos. 908K and
810 Penn avenue, having a frontage of 26 feet
on the-avenue and 110 in depth to Exchange
alley, with two three-story brick houses there
on, for $34,300 cash.,
Geo. S. Martin, 503 Liberty street sold in the
Maplewood Park plan, Wilkinsburg, lots Nos.
23 and 24, fronting 40 feet each on Coal street
by 120 feet to Washington lane, for $900, to
Godfrey Weber; also lot No. 172 in the same
plan, fronting 40 feet on Grand avenne by 160
teet to McKee's lane, for $475, to J. A. Mercer.
Samuel W. Black dc Co., 89 Fourth avenne,
placed a mortgage for $9,000 for three years at
4K per cent, free at State tax, on property in
the Fourth ward. Pittsburg.
W. W. McNeill Bro,105 Fourth avenue,
placed a mortgage of $500 on property in tbe
Sixteenth ward, three years, at 6 per cent, and
one of 5LSO0 on property in tthe Fourteenth
ward, three years, at 6 per cent
L. O. Frazier, comer Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, sold for the Gross estate lot 0x160 feet
to a 20-foot alley, situate on the east side of
Conrad street, near Harriet street Twentieth
ward, to Charles K. Yeager for $2,500, or $5U
per foot front
Ewing & Byers placed a $2,000 mortgage for
one year, at 0 per cent on New Brighton road
es & Bailev. 164 Fourth avenne. placed a
mortgage for 51,300, at 6 per cent, for three
years, on Center avenue nronerty. Eleventh
Better Weather for Building and a Sport
In tbe Business.
There was considerable activity in the build
ing trade last week, the number of permits be
ing 41 against 36 tbe week before. The esti
mated value of the-buildings is $101 270. The
following is the list:
T. D. Maloy, one frame one-story addition, 80
xSO feet on rear of 3706-3703 Butler street Fif
James Anil, one frame two-story. 86x100 feet
on Denny street near Liberty and Penn, Six
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad, one frame
one-story, 128x60 feet on Carson street, Thir
Charles Hnbner, one brick two-story and
mansard, 20x49 feet, on Van Braam street
John Schiller, one brick three story, 0.9x72
feet, on Fifta avenue, near Marion street
Rev. Sheedy, one brick three-story, 80x100
feet, on 216 Penn avenue, First ward.
Joseph Mitchell, one brick two-story, 16x49
feet on Liberty avenue, between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets, Ninth ward.
8. M. Miller, one brick three-story, 23x57 feet,
on 120 Erin street, Eleventh ward.
Robert McCoy, one brick two-story, 26x49
feet on Erin street Eleventh ward.
James McGarvey, one brick one-story, 12x18
feet on Colwell street Eighth ward.
S. K. Lake, one brick two-story, 24x26 feet
on Fourth street and Penn avenue, Fourth
R. McEldowney. one brick two-story, 13x41
feet on coiner of Twenty-seventh and Penn
avenne. Twelfth ward.
M. L Bauer, one frame one-story, 12x20 feet
on Lombard street near Reed, Eleventh
Mary B. Reed.one frame two-story 18x42 feet,
on Garrett street Twenty-first ward.
R.Heinman, four frame two-story, 60x46
feet on McCandless street Eighteenth ward.
Mrs. B. Schuster, four frame two-story, 60x48
feet on McCandless street Eighteenth ward.
John Geider, one frame two-story, 18x32 feet,
on Brereton street, near Twenty-eighth street,
L. MalensLl, one frame two-story, 18x32 feet
on Brereton street near Twenty-eighth street
William .Holmes, two brick two-story and
mansard. 24x34 feet on Miltenberger street
comer of Tustln street, Sixth ward.
Adam Leldeman, one brick two-story, 12x14
feet on Forbes street Sixth ward.
John Mooney, two brick two-story, 24x32 feet
on Ligonier streetnear Penn arenue.Slxteenth
James Campbell, one brick two-story, 17x32
feet on Harrison street Seventeenth ward.
J. G. Glltzncr, one frame two-story,16x32 feet,
on Thompson street. Twenty-first ward.
1. saunoers, one irame two-story, lvxia leer,
on Edmotidstreet, near Penn avenue,Twentieth
F. C. Lauer, three brick two-story, 23x21 feet
on Endfield street near Ben Venue, Twentieth
John Robson fe Son, 11 brick four-tory,
103x30 feet on Second avenue, near Lock No. 1,
Sam Colraan, one frame two-story, 16x32 feet
on Second avenue, betneen Bates and Glenn
streets, Fourteenth ward.
Rees Williams, one brick two-story and man
sard, 20x33K feet, on 893 Fifth avenue, Four
William McCarthy, one frame two-story, 17x45
feet on Edmond street near Laurel, Sixteenth
Henrv Paul, one frame two-story. 17x32 feet,
on Jliffln street, between Thirty-eighth and
Thirty-ninth streets. Sixteenth ward.
J. M. Loper. one frame one-story addition,
8x20 feet on Main street Sixteenth ward.
Mary J. Johnson, one stone and brick two
storv and mansard. 22x74 feet on Fisk street
between Davison and Geneva, Seventeenth
Rob Dickey, one brick two-story, 81x40 feet,
on Rlppey street Nineteenth ward.
Robert Sleeth,two brick two-story 21x64 feet,
on River avenue, near Station street Nine
Robert Sleeth,one frame two-story 21x48 feet
on Collins avenue, near Station streeA Nine
Dan Cocoran, one frame two-story 16x32 feet,
on Dickson street near Hill, Thirteenth ward.
Jacob Lime, two frame two-story 23x52 feet,
on Culver alley, near Hoverler street Nine
Joseph Webb, one brick two-story and man
sard 21x66 feet on corner of Carson and Twen
ty seventh streets, Twenty-fifth ward,
Alois Wlrtb. one brick two-story addition
10x16 feet on Yew street Twentieth ward.
Frank H. Specr, one frame two-story 100x20
feet, on Fifth avenue, Twenty-first ward.
Joseph Lerandusky, one frame one-story
14x24 feet, on 163 Pius, Twenty-seventh ward.
The Trusts Resume Tbelr Upward Move
ment, and Prevent a Bad Break Tbe
Bank Statement More Favorable
Than Expected Bonds
Let Go. I
New York, June 29. The stock market to
day was fairly active, but the animation was
almost entirely confined to the trusts, which
again furnished more business than the regu
lar list They were also decidedly strong
throughout especially lead and sugar, and to
a certain extent checked the declining tenden
cy intbe general list, caused principally by the
hammering of tbe traders. There was a gener
al expectation of a bad bank statement and
this served to restrict buying and encouraged
the bearers and traders to bring considerable
pressure upon the list so that first prices were
from H to per cent below last evening's
closing figures, and further declines of a like
amount were scored in tho early trading, under
tbe lead of St. Paul abd Atchison.
The unusual strength shown in sugar and
lead trusts, however, acted as a wet blanket
upon the bears, and in very large transactions
lead rose from 82) to 34 and sugar from 115
to 117K in tne first hour. The Tegular list re
sponded witb a rally of small fractions which,
however, was sufficient to bring most of the list
up above first prices. Lead gave way again
after 11 o'clock, but sugar steadily rose until at
the close it baa reached 118. a net gain of 3
per cent The general list fell awav again, but
the bank statement proving better than expect
ed, prices rallied again toward the close, wblch
was fairly active and firm at but slight changes
from last evening's, figures. There was little
or no news from tbe West and the market was
uninfluenced by anything outside of the board
room. The final changes are insignificant and
about equally divided between gains and
looses. Lead shows a gain o per cent
Railroad bonds were dull, tbe total sales be
ing only $330,000, and the number of issues un
usually small. The market was weaker than
at anytime within the last few weeks, and
JmostoX the important .changM la aaotatlonsj
are declines. Morris and Essex first consols
lost 8X, at 44.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for Ths Dispatch by Whit
ney it Stephenson, members of ftew York
Stock Exchange. 67 Fourth avenue:
Elgh- Low- Inc
est est Bids.
44 43 44,
1013 101U 101i
70S 69X 70H
H KH oH
.. .... 94J4
108M 1U8H 1083
SOU I0 30)4
15)j 15K 15'4
147X 147 147H
'."'. "'.'. 114
104K 101J, 104
68 MJ, 6S3
72 72)4 72
27 2614 26$
62)4 52 62M
17 17H 175?
653 6534 653
.... .... M
184 183)4 1S3
24)4 24 24K
20)4 20 20
COX 60 60t(
Isji MX 858
60X 69 63i
ins'. Am. Cotton Oil hii
Aten.. top. A b,F.. 44
Canada Southern. 53
CentralPaeulL ......... ....
C, Bur.-fi Ouli.r.....l01l
C., Mil. A Bt Paul.... 70JJ
C, KOCEl. AP
C. St Ij. Pitts
C St. P..M.AO
a, st. pm. o or. ....
C. A orthweitern...l08X
V.A northwestern, nT.139X
C. C. C. A I .?..... ...:
Col. Coat A Iron 30S,
Col. A Booking Val .. KH
Uel., L. A W H7X
Del. A Hudson
X. T., Vs. AGs ....
E.T.,Va. ftOalst pr ....
E. 1'.. Va. A Ga. 2d pr. ....
Illinois Central .. .
Lake Erin ft Western.. 18M
Lake Eris A West pr.
Lake Shore M. S.....104
LoulsvUle A Nashville. CS
MobUeft Ohio 14
Mo., Jx. ftTexa ....
Missouri Pael&o TZX
New York Central
f. X.. I1.B.& W ZSM
a. 1 a a, a....
N. r.. O. A W.
Norfolk A Wrstpm.
Norfolk A Western, nf.
Northern Pacific 2s
Nortnem pacific nref. lays
Ohio A Mississippi 22H
Oregon Improvement ...
Oregon Transeon 34J4
Peo. Dec. ft Krans
Fblladel. ft Beading.. tlH
Pullman Palace Car.. .184
Richmond ft W. P. T 24
Kichmondft W.P.T.pf ....
bt. Paul ft JJuluth
t. Paul ft UulDth pf.
Bt. p., Minn. & Man... ....
SC-L. ft San Fran
St. L,. ft San JTran pf.
St. u. ft Man P.lst pf.
Texas Paclflo 20X
Union Paclflc COM
Wabash preferred 29)4
Western Union Kit
Wheeling ft L.
Bngar Trust 115
national Lead Trust,. 32K
Chicago Gas Trust.,
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenne. Members Mew York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kallroad 51K
Reading; Kallroad 23 15-16
LehUh Valley 5S!4 ' ....
Lehigh .Navijratloa 63)J
Northern Paclflo 28 ....
northern Paclflo preferred 63
Atch. ftTop.ItK... 44
N. r. ft.New.enir... 52)4
Wis. Central pr,... 69)j
Boston ft Albany. ..214K
Boston A Maine... ..185
c. li.ta 101K
iuji. on. a i;ierc Z4
Eastern K. R 34 W
Eastern E. E. 6s ..U6)
Flint ft PereM 28
Flint ft PereM. nfd. 9d
Little K. ft Ft 8. 7s. 103S
Calumet ft Heda....207
Pewabio mew) 2
Bell Telephone 243
Boston Land 6
Water Power...., ... 6)4
Mexican Cen. com.,
MAEKETS BY WISE. -
Bad Reports From the Northwest and
Southern Germany Cnnse aNervona
Feeling In tbe Wheat Fit
Prices Drop a Trifle.
Chicago. Trading was quite activein wheat
to-day, and the feeling developed was nervous
and unsettled. At times indications pointed
strongly to the market going higher, and again
showed signs of weakness. Fluctuations were
not large. July advanced c, receded lc,
and closed o lower than yesterday. August
advanced c, and closed K lower. December
was the strongest on the list early, and ad
vanced Kc then became weak, declining lc,
and closed Kc lower than yesterday.
The influences governing tbe market were
of about the same tenor as received the past
few days, excepting that the advices from the
Northwest represent the crop in a worse condi
tion than heretofore. Speculative buying is
based principally upon thee reports. Hot
winds were again reported, and some sections
favored with slight rains.
The short interest took back to the winter
wheat which they claim is turning out well,
with the exception, perhaps, of some localities.
It is spring wheat against winter wheat which
causes the changing conditions ot the market
News was received of damage to crops in
Southern Germany by recent heavy rains. For
eign market advices were more encouraging;
Corn ruled moderately active, though at times
the market was quite dull, fluctuations being
within a narrow range and trading chiefly of a
local character. The feeling was rather easy
early in the day, but as tbe session advanced a
better tone was apparent The market opened
a shade under the closing prices ot yesterday,
was easy for a time, due mainly to the fine
weather and to the receipts being over the esti
mates. At the decline a good demand existed
for the near futures, shippers purchasing fair
quantities and the market advanced c, ruled
steady and closed a shade better than yester
day. In oats a liberal business was transacted
within an exceedingly narrow range.
HesS pork was moderately active early, but
dullness prevailed later. An unsettled feeling
existed and opening sales were at 5c decline.
After a further recession of 2c a better tone
developed. Buyers took bold quite liberally,
and prices advanced 12c, but outside figures
were not maintained at the close.
In lard a dull, weak feeling existed. Prices
declined 57c, and the market closed easy at
abont inside hgures.
Short rib sides were weak and prices ranged
lower, but a good deal of business transpired
within a narrow range. Opening sales were
about the same as yesterday s closing, receded
57c and closed steady.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
WHEAT No. 2 July. 80Ji81J8080Kc:
August 799798786780; September, 7
79J4,78?i783ic: December, 81H81580
tfoKN-No. 2 Inly. 34358434Kc:
August 85K?sdV353&Hc; September, 35J
Oats No. 2 July. 22?22Jct August 22?S
22Z2i22Xc; September, fflzezs
MessPobk, per bbh July, $11 701180
11 b7Kll 76; August, $11 8011 90U 77g
11 c: September, $11 90 12 00U 85
Lard, per 100 Bs.-July, $3 658 65
6 60Q8 WM August $8 62)46 62K0 GO4J0 t0;
September, $6 72K0 72K6 70e 70.
Short Ribs, per 100 fc.-July, $5 9005 95
& 905 90; August $5 97KS6 00o 9505 95;
September. $6 05S 07K8 0u3 02&
L,asn quotations were as ioiiows: r i
and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat 31Kc; No.
3 spring wheat nominal; No. 2 red, 81c. No.
2corn,3oc. no. zoats.:2c jo.a rye. 4zso
43c. No. 2 barley nominalr No. 1 flaxseed,
$1 44143. Prime timothy seed. $1 501 52.
Mess pork, per barrel, $11 7511 0. Lard, per
100 pounds, $6 506 S2K. Short ribs sides
(loose). S5 900 6 W5. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), $5 255S7 Short clear sides (boxed),
$6 250 37 Sugars cut loaf, unchanged. Re
ceipts Flour. 6,000 barrels; wheat 11,000 bush
els: corn, 272 000 bushels: oats, 133,000 bushels;
rye, 3,000 bushels: barley, LOOO bushels. Ship
ments Flour,12,000barrels;wheat47,000busn els;
com. 245.000 'bushels; oats, 67,000 bushels; rye.
2,000 bushels; barley, 1,000 buBhels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day tbe butter
market was firm and unchanged. Eggs firm
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the market at the EastLlberur
Office Pittsburg Dispatch, j
Saturday, June 29, ISS9.
CATTM Receipts, 420 bead; shipments, 340
head; market nothing doing; all through con
signments; 8 cars o f cattle shipped to New York
Hoas Receipts. L100 nead: shipments, 1.500
head; market firm; pigs and light Yorkers,
S4 751 85; medium and Pbiladelphias $4 65
4 65; extreme heavy hogs, $4 404 50; 2 cars of
bogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 2,000 bead; shipments, 800
head: market firm. Prices unchanged.
Keeping Her Sown.
Mrs. Struckitt (who recently entertained
a count) Have you ever had any foreign
noblemen as guests?
Mrs. Jlanorborn (quietly) No; only as
BEECHAM'fl Pills cure bilious and nervous Ills
PEAE3' Soap secures a beautiful complexion
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, sheciiedforCastoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children,she gave them Cast oria
NATIONAL GUARD BOTES.
Mr. Thomas Lawleh, an old member of
Company A. Eighteenth, who has been resid
ing In Chicago lor the past three years. Is back-
in tne city, ana expects to aou tne oiue ones
Out of respect to the memory of General
Cameron, General Hastings ordered the Adju
tant General's office to be closed yesterday,
and all flags or armories throughout the State
to be displayed at half mast
Special orders grant leave of absence to
Colonel Jobn H. Sannderson for four months,
with permission to go beyond the seas, and dis
charges Ltentenant William H. Robinson, of
Company D, Tenth Regiment ,
Colosel Silas W. Pettit, Division Judge
Advocate, having tendered his resignation, is
honorably discharged, to take effect from
June. Colonel Pettit Is one of the oldest offi
cers In the N. G. P., having been commissioned
as First Lieutenant in 1870.
The commission of Captain J. T.Armstrong,
of Company A. Tenth Regiment located at
Monocgahela City, expires next Wednesday,
and an election has been ordered for the 8th.
Captain Armstrong has been a member of the
Tenth since 1876, but will not be a candidate for
re-election, as be expects to remove his resi
dence to McKeezport
Goveror Hill, of New York, has approved
the naval militia bill, wblch increases
the active military force by three
battalions of naval reserve artillery
and a naval reserve torpedo corps.
Each battalion is to be composed of four com
panies, making an Increase in tbe uniformed
guard ot perhaps 1,000 officers and men, to be
commanded by officers witb naval titles.
The next regular monthly meeting of the
Washington Infantry will be held on Tuesday
evening, July 2, at 8 o'clock. On the Fourth
the boys will spend the day at Wilkinsburg on
the invitation of tbe Sheridan Sabers and Citi
zens' Committee of Wilkinsburg. The inten
tion is to bave a regular old-fashioned Fourth
of July celebration with a street parade, and
speeches, games of sport fireworks, eta. in a
neighboring woods. A company is also ex
pected to be present from Wellsburg, V. Va.
Company D Eighteenth, will occupy the
regimental rifle range at Hlghbridge on Jcly
V After tbe grounds had been fixed up in
first-class shape a month ago, some miscreants
who lived in the vicinity, destroyed the targets
and rifle pits, and tore things up pretty
generally. A reward of $25 is offered for
information that may lead to the arrest of the
parties committing the depredations, and they
may expect the full penalty of the law if
cangbt Tbe range has been pnt in condition
again, and target practice will be resumed at
The Sheridan Troop of Tyrone. First City
Troop ot Philadelphia, Governor's Troop of
Harrisburg and Batteries C, A and B are or
dered to go into camp at ML Gretna from
August 10 to 17. In addition, tbe Secretary of
War bas ordered several troops of cavalry and
three batteries from tbe tegular service to re-
Sort at Mt Gretna at the same time for camp
uty. The camp will be peculiarly attractive
on this account and it is expected that the
militia will receive valuable pointers from the
regulars as to military duty.
The armories are beginning -to present a
more lively appearance now that tne camping
time approaches. There is but one time In the
year that the guardsmen really has any pleas
ure connected with his military duties, and
that is in camp. In other portions of the State,
pretty armories fitted up with libraries, car
peted meeting rooms and gymnastic features
tend to make things pleasant for the boys when
they care to spend an evening as guardsmen,
but in Pittsburg it requires an immense
amount of courage and bull-headed respect for
duty to bring men-aronnd once a week to the
close, ill ventilated garrets honored by the
title of armories which are provided for the
Colonel F. L Rutxeoqe and a number of
other officers of the Eighteenth Regiment vis
ited Brownsville last Thursday and located a
site for the coming encampment ot the regi
ment The grounds selected are about a mile
and a half above the town, lying close to the
Si onongabela river and are beautifully adapted
for the purpose, being perfectly level, with a
large supply of fresh water, and large enough
for battalion drill and skirmish duty. Tbe
property Is owned by Captain 8. S. Brown and
will make as fine a location as any in this end
of tbe State. It can be reached by both rail
and boat, tbe latter route making a very pretty
trip in itselr. The regiment will go into camp
abont the 19th of next month and remain until
THE Fourteenth Regiment, with tne excep
tion of Companies C, I and F, were expected
back in the city last night from Johnstown, the
three companies mentioned being still held for
guard duty. The regiment has had an experi
ence of four weeks' continuous and hard duty,
and, on tbe whole, must be complimented for
the manner in which thomcers and men nave
conducted themselves. General Hastings bas
Informed Colonel Parchment that the State
will equip his regiment with uniforms to re
place those worn out while on duty at Johns
town, and that tbe coming encampment may be
held or postponed at tbe option of the officers.
The pay for the term of duty, amonnting to al
most $20,000, will be sent down through the
regular channels at an early date.
The Massachusetts rifle team, which left for
England a week ago, is undoubtedly the
strongest that ever left the United States. The
ordinary 45-caIiber Springfield rifle will be used
and great things are expected. They have won
the Hil ton trophy, emblematic of the military
and naval championship of tbe United States,
for the past three years, against tbe best teams
in tbe United States Army and National
Guard, and their trip to Chicago in 1837, where
they won their remarkable victory over the
famous United States Army team from the
Division of the Missouri and eight other State
teams, is still fresh in the memory. Aside
from its other achievements tbe team also won
for the past three years tbe trophy known as
"The Soldier of Marathon," which is em
blematic of the championship of the United
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A Modern Tubal Cain Relates His Own
Experience, " ,
DESCRIBING A LONG SIEGE '
"It was between three and four years!
ago," said Mr. Keongh. "that exposure
brought on a cold. After a-while It seemed
to leave me. But whether It was not en
tirely well, ox other exposure brought oa
fresh colds, I don't know. At any rate nay.
head became stopped up; my throat raw and. .
uncomfortable and X had a continual hack- .
The speaker was Mr. John O. Keongh,
who resides at -Beynoldton, across tha
Toughiogheny river from McKeesport, and
is engaged in. the National Boiling' Mill at
"The trouble at first seemed to be small,
but it steadily grew worse. X began to feel
that there was something the matter with '
my nasal organs and bronchial tubes. My
nostrils would clog up, first on one side and
then on the other. There was a dry fever
ish feeling inside. My throat would chokat
up. add there seemed to be a weight or op
pression on my chest that at times almost
suffocated me. X was constantly hawking;
and raising and could feel tha mucus drop
ping back into my throat I found it hard
to breathe, could not seem to get air enough
through the passages. X was constantly
raising white particles about the size nl
half a pea. At times something would
stick in my throat that X could not get up
"My sleep did not refresh me. I would
get up in the morning tired and unrested,
in fact more tired than when I went to bed.
X had a bad taste in my month, and could
eat hardly any breakfast What X did eat
X had to torce down. X wonld have s con
stant desire to vomit after eating. Fre
quently in the afternoons chilly feelings
would set in. These would last a few min
utes, and were followed by a feverish, burn- .
ing sensation. I had dull pains in my fore
head over the eyes, and sharp pains In my
chest, extending through to the region oi -,
the shoulder blades. My heart would beat
hard and last This would be followed by
a slow, irregular beating, and a sensation of
Mr, John C. KeougK
"Frequently I would have to quit work
with the headaches, the pains in my chest
and the trouble with my stomach. X could
see that I was steadily growing weaker and
losing flesh and strength, and feared the)
trouble had extended to my lungs. I tried
almost everything without getting any help'.
Some time ago X read in the papers of a case
in many respects like my own, which had
been treated and cured by Drs. Copeland &
Blair. I went to see them myself and fonndtheir
charges were very low. I improved gradually
under their treatment Tbe headaches passed
away, and I gained in strength and weight
My throat became clear, and I could breathe
easily. I have a good appetite now, can sleep
well, and get up In the morning refreshed,
strong and able to work. Tbe cough gradually
grew less. The smothering and dlcry spells
stopped, and I feel quite strong and well now,
and am glad to make this statement"
A CANDID ANSWER.
It is Made in Reply fo Questions Which Hav
Frequently Been Asked.
Do Drs. Copeland and Blair cure all cases
Unquestionably, no. ,
This question has frequently been asked
and may as well be squarely answered.
Xn some cases catarrh has been allowed to
proceed unchecked so far reaching and
fatally impairing the lungs and causing con
sumption or reaching the stomach and caus
ing dyspepsia and inflammation of tha
stomach, that medical skill is powerless.
Xn such cases they do not profess to in
variably eflict a cure.
In some cases, where catarrh has not
taken such a hold upon the constitution as
to prevent the possibility of a radical cure,
the patient having begun treatment mar be
come careless and negligent, intrequent in
his visits and forgetful as to uses of his
medicine, and will thus undoubtedly fall to
obtain a care.
When the patient fails to come to tha
office regularly for treatment for the time
during which "he is instructed to come, or
does not follow up his treatment regularly
and systematically, they do not profess to
be able to eflect a cure.
They work no miracles and perform no
sorceries. They cure catarrh, but it is by
patient, regular, systematic and methodi
cal, as well as skillful treatment Those
who hope to be relieved of this lingering
and insidious disease in an hour, a day. or
a week, need not come to them for treat
ment The fact, however, that they do cure ca
tarrh and often in its serious and advanced
stages, when the patients follow their treat
ment regularly and faithfully, does not lack
a demonstration at this time. Tha crowds
that daily fill their parlors will testify to
this. And more than that, ont of the many
who have been cured and have willingly of
fered their statements for publication, ona
has been given each week, together with
the outline of the face and the name and
residence. Of course, none of these have
been or would be published without the full
consent and approval of the patient. Theso
have not been obscure or unknown people
from another city or State. They are all
residents of Pittsburg, Allegheny or vicin
ity, some of them very well known, and
their statements could easily be verified.
Such, for instance, as the statement of Mr.
William J. Adams, of Mansfield, who had
had catharral and bronchial trouble for years
and gained 15 pounds in six weeks under
treatment; of Mr. Robert W. Huffman, 163
Jackson street, Allegheny, who passed
through a similar experience: of Mr. J. 6.
Frazier, 710 Kirkwood street, Pittsburg,
who gained 17 pounds in weight in less
than two months, and is restored in health
and strength; oi Mr. Charles A. Miller, of
Ohio township, whose experience was likd
that of Mr. Frazier, and of many others
who might ba mentioned.
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