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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY, - FEBRUARY ' 1, 189L'
All communications lor this department
should be mailed to reach The Dispatch not
later than Saturday mominc . Reasonable
space will be freely ciren to all organizations
classified under this Leading.
Jr. O. TJ. A. 31.
.Marshal Kafkoffs appointments hiT6 been
llainbridge Council has ordered a new silk
flic lor the parade.
There are now 567 councils in the State. The
600 mark w ill be reached about May I.
The second annual session of the State Coun
cil of IllinoU was held in Chicago last week.
Vilcinsburc Council, No. 92. made a donation
"' c'tothe Washington Monument fund last
.Sons ot Liberty Council, No. 452, will apply
for membership in the Funeral Benefit Asso
ciation. The entertainment (riven by Vesuvius Coun
cil, No. 116, of Sharpsburc, last week, was verj
A new council has been organized at Seventy
Six, Bearer county. There are about 35 names
on the application.
Mr. J. K. Veroer, late Mauaccr of the Pitts
burn Force Company, who died last week, was
a member of Reliable Council, Xo. 90.
Goheenville Council No. 60 was instituted at
Goheenville, Annsironc county, on Tuesday
evening by D. S. C D. B. fehuniaker, of Dean
ville. Brother 12. J. Kroecer, of Reliable Conncil
No. 90, died on Friday of last week and was
buried bunJay, 15 councils bemg represented
at the funeral.
Brother Thomas Breeze, one of the oldest
members of Pittsburg Council No. 117. has
been announced as a candidate for School Di
rector in the Fifth Hard, Pittsburg.
Everything is ready for the reception under
the auspices of the commandery next Thurs
day evening, and an enjmaule time is assured
to those who are fortunate enough to be
Marsnal Staving, of the Northside Division,
has appointed the following staff tifficers: Ad
jutant General, H. V. Evans, of Standard
Council, No. bChlef of Staff, William Baeder,
ol Hope Council, No. US; Color Bearer, James
Irwin, of Allegheny Council, No. 112.
It will be gratilying news to many members
of he order in this vicinity to lno that Bro.
Fred. J. bhaler, an old Pittsburg boy. but at
present State Secretary ol Illinois, will return
to this city nextiLonth to remain. Bro. bhaler
will go into business here, and his many friends,
tbohae not torgotten him, will give him a
hearty welcome to his former home.
The General Parade Committee met last
night. The matter in connection with the for
mation of the parade was settled, the Alle
ghcn division having decided to come to Pitts
burg to form. This was a w ie actloi., brothers,
aud does away with the probability of friction
on a day when there should be no bard feilings
existing among the members. Cnief Marshal
Morlej has appointed Rev. J. B. Koehne, of
Duqucsne Council, as chaplain of his staff.
Brother Dibcrt, Marshal of the Pittsburg di
vision, is going to war sure. Here is his staff:
George T. Fleming, 110. Assistant Adjutant
General; Thomas C bcutt, 245. Chief of Staff;
Harvey Henderson, Esq.. 31fe. Division Judge
Advocate; Charles Conner, 175. Division Com
missary; A. C. McCoy. 12S. Division Quarter
master: R. M. ErsLiue, aw. Division Ordnanco
Officer; Geurge T. JlacCurd, Chief of Division
Medical Staff: S P. Nikirk. '213, Division Color
Bearer; John Smith, 126. Right Guide; 11. R.
McClnng, 117. Lett Guide; C. L. Ross, S73,
V ashington Ensigi Bearer. The National
Color Bearer and Ditlsion Bugler will be ap
pointed later. '
Our membership knows very little ot the sub
ordinate councils under the jurisdiction of the
National Conncik There are 14 States in which
councils have been organized that have no
htate councils. These are Maine, Delaware,
North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana,
Texas, Kansas, Missouri, California, Iowa,
Wisconsin. Indiana and Nebraska. There
is a total of about 40 cou icils
with a combined membership of nearly 5.000,
Tlie last session of the National Council made
it necessarj for S ates to !tae ten councils be
fore the can organize a (state Council. State
Secretary Deemer thinks this is a ml. take, as
the sooner the councils in a htate can have
their own organization the better for them and
the order. The national councils seem too far
away, but when they have their own goern
ment, and feel the responsibility resting on
them, tuev are more inclined to effort, and will
reach out for new territory.
A. O. U. W.
Deputy A. L Osmond will present Oakland
Lodge with an elegant gold mounted gavel
Past Master Workman J. W. E asset t, of
Greerisburg, has about SO on a charter list at
The examinations are now going on among
the charter applicants for the lodge at Pleasant
Valley and tlie lodge institution will Boon fol
low. Teutonia Lodge No. 152, of Allegheny City,
proposes to have the slue degree. The Mogul
lian."andis making arrangements to receive it.
Nodonut the members ul the German lodge
will be accommodated by their EngUsh
Grand Master Workman William It.
Ford, who officiated at the institution of the
new lodge at Oakland, has taken a deep inter
est in it, as it is located in his ward. An ele
gant Bible will be presented to them by him ere
many dais nave elapsed.
Past Master Workman George Scott, late of
Good Intent Lodge No. 29. West End, who was
knd to rest last Sunday, had just finished his
term as presiding officer of the above lodge,
thereby entitllug him to the rank of a Past
Master. It is thought his death was the result
of an injury iccened in the Wood street dis
aster. The nomination and election of officers
among the Mogullian Conclaves has com
menced: then comes the installation, wbicn is
as good as & ciicus. Industry Conclave No.
25i U1 nominate and elect her officers Tues
flay eenmg next, ana the installation will be
set for a later date to give the bojs a chance to
see the fun.
Manchester Lodge No. 26, situated on Beaver
avenue, Alleghenj Citj, will bold a rousin
lneetiuj Friday evening next, and expect to
b.3eFas Giana Mas er Workman Ford and
Deputy Aptatt present to enliven the occasion.
This is the initiatory step to start visits jmong
lodges. Members of the order are cordially in
vitcd to be present and help in the good work.
Superintendent J. L. Kolshouse and Engineer
G. W. Todd, both of uboni are stationed at the
Allecheny Poor Farm, are now lull fledged
members of Industry Conclave No. 2534. of the
Mogullians, and it Is safe to predict, they ill
attend lodge once a month for the purpose of
taking in the "bungle" of the Moguliians
which meets the first Tuesday of each month'
Special Deputy Grand Master Workman
Samuel L Osmond, assisted by Past Grand
Master Workman William R. Ford, Grand
Recoider J. M. McNair, Grand Receiver O. K.
Gardner. Grand Inside Watchman Charles L.
Hannan and Past Master Workmen McCoy,
McCntcheon, Geisenhainner and a large dele
gation from a number of the city lodges, insti
tuted Oakland Lodge No. 248, of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen, in Radeliffe's
Hall, at 4012 Forbes street. Wednesday ninht,
with a fine charter list. The following officers
were chosen and installed: Past Master Work
mail. Morris W Meade; Master Workman, W.
JI Granger; Foreman, Charles C Emmons;
0creei, Edward R. McDouel!;Guide, George
K. Roll; Recorder. W. C. Berrmger; Financier,
David H. Leuif; Receiver, C. A. Corbm; Inside
Watchman, William Ward; Outside Watch
?2anV rP' HamuiPr;TrusteeS, Edward Fisher.
M. J. Dain and R. K bellers, Jr.; Medical
Examiner. Dr. M. W. Everson; Representa.lve
to the Grand Lodge, Morns W. .Mead. Oak
land lodge will meet regularly every Wednes
day night in the hall lu hich It was instituted.
Echo Castle No. 18, has been strengthened by
the accession of ten new members.
"S. K. District Department Select Com
minder" a somewhat new title is the way a
correspondent of the Mjstic Chain Journal
At the next meeting of Echo Castle No. 18.
Saturday eveuiug. February 14. D. D. 8. c7
William Pouting, of the filth district of Alle-
Ebeny county, and other members of .the,
upreme and Select Castles will pay it San
m.wM ,. w ,. win uo caieDratea lo
manner befitting the occasion. Tne committee
F ' VLh
in charge report a programme of choice music
and literary, entertainment and refreshments.
A large turnout is expected, and a huge time
The Golden Eagles.
V. Hermit E. 8. Hackwelder was sick last
W. J. Armstrong is the heavy-weight of the
A. A. Bream, N. C, is improving. The boys
are glad tQ hear this.
Brother C. K. Geary goes to Philadelphia on
business the coming week.
A new commandery is In progress which
promises to be a large one.
Brother Walter J. Baron is able to be about
once more after a severe illness.
Brother N. T. Wilson leaves for Texas next
week, on a pleasure and business trip.
W. C Baker, of the Grand Opera House, is a
charter member of the new castle Omega.
Brother George Rentz is about to embark in
business for himself. The boys wish him suc
cess. Brother Shellman Jones is happy, as he says
Omega Castle has the finest showing of any he
Charles H. Hart, of the Grand Army Band.
Is a member of the Omega Castle. Charley is
proud of it,
Venerable Hermit. E. S. Hackwelder, did
the best ork possible on Friday evening at
Brother John Rowan is highly pleased at the
showing or the new Omega Castle. There was
58 at the last meeting.
Brother Sherman T. Sharp is about to take a
trip on the seas of matrimony. The boys wish
him success through life.
D. G. C. Samuel Hackwelder, and officers
initiated the new members of Omega Castle at
the lodge rooms of Anchor Castle Friday even
ing. The following officers were elected at the last
meeting at the Central Hotel Monday evening
for the new Omega Castle: P. C, James H.
Hamilton; N. a. A. A. Bream; V. C. Shellman
Jones; V. H., Glen McDonald; H. P.. C. K.
Geary; M. of R, j. B. Leslie: C of E., J. F.
Bergman; K. of E.. John Rowan) S. H., L. M.
fecbofleld; W. B., William Magill; W. C, Sher
man L SboopjE,. William Metchen;E.. George
Rents; : G , A. N. McCandlass; S. G., August
Kessler; Trustees, Kramer, Metchen and Berg,
Daughters or Liberty.
Pride of the West Council No. 27 has made a
donation of 15 to the' Washington Monument
National Councilor J. v". McCleary went to
Steubenville last night to institute a new
A new conncil is on the way at Mansfield and
will be instituted in two weeks. Another is be
ing organized in Kuoxville.
1 he council recently instituted at Sharon.Pa.,
will give an entertainment in the Opera House
at that place on Friday evening, February 13.
The recent visit ot National Councilor Mc
Cleary to Allegheny Council No. 23 will likely
be beneficial to that councik
General Putnam Conncil No. 28 will present
a fine banner to General Putnam Council No.
125, Jr. O. U. A. M., on the evening of Febru
The great fair will open next Saturday even
ing. The arrangements are about all complet
ed, and everything is ready for the people who
have lots ol money to spend. It should be
spent liberally, too.
Tho reception of Pittsburg Council No. 31 on
Tnesday evening was all that w as expected of
it. being most enjoyable in every particular.
The sociability among those present was so
marked as to cause the affair to resemble a
The Past Councilors Association met
Wednesday evening. This organization Is
growing in avor and numbers, and Its success
is now assured, despite the discouraging re
norts that have been circulated concerning it.
It will meet acain on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Alice P. Love, a member of the Na
tional Council and a resident of New York
City, is expected to be in the city during Feb
ruary. A number of receptions will be arranged
for her. She is one ot the oldest and certainly
one of the most estimable women in the organ
ization. Select Knights of America.
Bellevue Xegion No. SI will install officers
next Thursday evening, on which occasion all
comrades are cordially invited to be present.
P. S. C. Samuel Shaner has been appointed
Adjutant General on tho staff of Grand Com
Colonel C. V. Lewis will announce his ap
pointments in a few days, soon after which he
nill pay an official visit to each legion of the
The Recorders of legions should be more
prompt In furnishing the Colonel with the
names and addresses of the officers-elect of
Tarentnm Legion No. S3 was paid an official
vlsitxm batnrday evening last by Grand Com
mander Kirker on which occasion the officers
were installed by him.
Past ConinianderAlfred J. Lehrle, of Anthra
cite Legion No. 84, of Scranton, Pa., has been
made Deputy Grand Commander of Lacka
wanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties. A
better man would be hardjfo find.
General Ordersl Nos. 1 and 2 in relation to
the military deportment of the First Regiment
and Official Circular No. 2 have been issued by
Grand Commander Kirker, and contain much
valuable information pertaining to tho order.
Past Commander H. H. Bennger, of Brad
ford Legion No. 16. has been selected to repre
sent the Grand Commander as his deputy in
the counties of Clearfield, Camerom, McKean
aud Elk, Those who are acquainted here
abouts with him are pleased with the selection.
The secret work as exemplified by Grand
Vice Commander Dr, J. C. Dunn, at the meet
ing of General Meado Legion No. 19, Monday
evening last, was a pleasing feature. Although
some members claim it to be rather long i: is
admitted to be far superior in many respects to
the old ritual and with judicious trimming can
bo made first-class.
Order of Royal Americans.
Brownsville Gnild No 8 is in a healthy condi
tion, new members being added at nearly every
None are more Interested In the order than
the ladies, and why notf They are directly
Supreme Medical Examiner Dr. Gamble will
go to Oalilornia, Fa., Monday, in the interests
of the order.
Supreme Secretary William H. Arison will
visit Wayne-burg, Pa., in the interest of the
order, this week.
The Supreme President and other supreme
officers will make an official visit to Turtle
Creek Guild No. 8. this month.
Visitors are always welcome at the office of
the Supreme Guild, and members of the order
are especially invited to calk
Keystone Gnild No, 4, at Webster, reports
three new petitions at its last meeting. Vogel's
new hall furnishes a nice place for meetings.
The growth of the business features of the
order during the past month has been verv sat
isfactory, and it will be doubled next month.
Guild No. 1, of Monongabela City, has taken
ten shares in the investment and loan fund,
which will in lime enable it to own its own
Thirteen thousand dollars stock In the in
vestment and loan fund was taken by tho mem
bers of Guild No. 1 during the month of Jan
uary. The Supreme President and Supreme Secre
tary pain a fraternal visit to Braddock Guild
No. 5 J anuary 22, and found the companions in
terested and enthusiastic
One hundred and sixty-six persons signed the
petition for charter of No. 1 Guild, and over
100 wete initiated on the night of institution.
Order of Solon.
Supreme Member C F. Thunn and wife, of
New York, have been visiting friends in this
Tast President Hill, of Star Lodge No. fi re
ports having increased its membership roll to
06 during the past ear.
D. S. O. J. H. Blue has a charter list com
plete for the fourth lodge at Cleveland, O. It
nill organize in a few days.
D. S. O. Samuel Beatty reports an increase of
15 for the month of January, with a total ot
122 on the roll in Allegheny Lodge No. 2.
Supreme Member William Adams, of Wil
merding, has ordered a trunk of supplies, and
will organize a bright lodge of Solon soon.
Applications for the special endowment cer
tificate ate now in the hands of the supreme
officers and will bo issued to all secretaries of
Past Presidei t Weidenmeyer organized
Renter (German) Lodge January 13 at S9 Fifth
avenue. Officers were elected and Installed.
This lodge has bright prospects.
Secretary B. Stadleipan, of Snccs1 Lodge
No, 102 reports bis lodge having increased to 80
memners during the year. No. 102 will bold an
open meeting and social entertainment Feb
The Supreme Vice President instituted
Lawrence Lodge, No. 157, January 13, with 32,
charter members. An open meeting was held
January 27 and the membership increased to
The members of Dnquesne Lodge No. 15,
have gotten p an appropriate memorial,
handsomely executed. It Is a touching and
beautiful tribute of respect to the memory of
their late brother, Morris L Goldsmith.
L O. O. F.
Meonsnlci'Lodge No. 9. will hart two. candi
dates to initiate at the meeting of February 7.
It Is making arrangements t6 celebrate Its an
niversary with a hop, February 22.
Pittsburg Lodge No 336 has ten candidates to
initiate at the meeting of February 6. The de
grees will follow In regular order at the meet
ings during the month. If the other lodges get
a "move on" like this, there will be no trouble
about the 100.000 members tor Pennsylvania.
Notices have been sent to tho lodges in Alle
gheny county of an open meeting of Robert
Blum Lodge No. 414. to be held in its hall.
North and East Diamond streets, Allegheny
City, Tuesday evening, February 3, at which
time Henry Sutmeyer will present the deed for
the property he has purchased for the Odd Fel
lows' Widows and Orphans' Home of Pennsyl
vania. The neptasophs.
Scranton Conclave No. 117 excels all other
conclaves in its poetic toasts.
East End Conclave No, 79 has passed the
century mark. s. P. Sadler says it ought to
"double up" the comingyear.
Leetonia Conclave No. 14S, Leetonia. O., held
an entertainment January 24. The Supreme
Archon was present and installed the officers
and inspected the conclave.
The majority of the conclaves have now or
ganized recruiting and contesting teams for
the present year. The inspection reports from
the deputies are coming in rapidly.
Mrs. James A. Wilson, of Baltimore, recently
solicited ten busine'ss men in Baltimore to join
whom her husband could not procure. She has
been suitably rewarded by the Supreme Con
clave. Friendship Conclave No. 3 objects to being
classed as a second-class conclave. It has now
alive Archon. and if ho stirs up the member
ship it will certainly Improve and redeem its
Dr. William J. MeClnre, ne of the best
known physicians of York county. Pa., died a
few days ago. He was the first Past Supreme
Archon created by service who died in the
order. He n as likewise prominent in several
The Alternate District Depnty of "District 3
has published a good report of his visits. In
this connection we desire to remark he ought
to be in charge of a district. In fact we have
other alternates in the order that are certainly
in line of promotion.
J. K. Monrehead Conclave No. 82, holds Its
next anniversary on Wednesday, Jfebrnary 4,
at Turner Hall, Forbes street. One thousand
invitations have been given out, and many
more asked which cannot be procured. The
programme is an excellent one, with enough of
variety to suit all tastes.
West End Conclave No. 77, holds its compli
mentary reception at Metropolitan Hall,
Wednesday evening, February 4. Admission
is procured bv invitation. A good programme
his been arranged. This conclave In six years
has lost four members by death. The Supreme
Conclave paid to their families ?5,000, for
which the deceased members paid as assess
ments only $144. Tho conclave has struck a
boomin applications made for membership.
The Sexennial League closed tbn year with
over 12,000 members and has over $130,000 In Its
A ladles' lodge will be Instituted In Alle
cheny In abont three weeks. M. E. Smith, 1,
D., 43 East Diamond, Allegheny, is the medi
Ladies have been admitted to the League
during the last three mouths, and there are
now over 20 ladies' lodges, one of them having
over 200 members.
The officers in all the lodges in this district
have been installed tor the year 1891, Imperial
Lodge, of Freeport. No. 170. giving an open In
stallation, after which a charter sheet for a
ladies' lodgo was started in a successful man
ner. General Lodge Notes.
Central Lodge. Sons of St. George, held a
special meeting Wednesday evening. John
Kennworthy, W. G. P. of the State, was there
by request to exemplify the workings of the
new ritual. Soma members declare the new
ritual is a farcical comedy of errors where the
farce is excelled by the errors.
Mt. Washington Lodge. K. of P.-at its last
meeting elected two candidates and received
two proposition for membership, and passed a
resolution to confer the rank of Page on the
first Tuesday, the rank of Esquire on the
second Tuesday and the rank of Knight on the
third Tuesday of each month and the fourth
Tuesday is set apart for regular bnsines's and
entertainment. Next Tuesday will bo Page
rank night and several candidates are due.
At the last regular meeting of 357, P. O. S.
of A., of McKeesport, the following officers
were installed by District President E. G. Sex
ton: President, A. F. Gerin; Vice President,
George Craig; M. F. and C J. W. Sbarron)
Recording Secretary, Fred Held; Treasurer,
J. N". Dersam; Financial Secretary, D. H. Wed
dell: Conductor, F. Smolenskie: Inner Guard,
Ed Jenway; Outer Guard, 1. H. Sliller. Inter
esting rcmaiks were made by Past Presidents
Taylor of 357, and Price of 293, and the newly
Pvthlan Sisterhood, No. 3, installed officers
in Hons'an'a Hall. Bntier street, last week as
follows. Past Chancellor. Mrs. C. Taylor, offi
ciating: P. C, Mrs. D. S. Millhizer; C. a, Mrs.
J. Shannon; V. C Mrs. J. O. Arthur; P., Miss
Alice Smith; M. at A., Mrs. T. Asbury; Assist
ant M. at A., Mrs. George Tann; L G., Mrs. J.
Cunningham: O. G.. Mrs. J. Fellows: Mystio
One. Mrs. W. Terry: K. of R. and 8., Miss
Laura Headtick: MT. of E-. Mrs. W. L Stewart.
After the ceremony, the retiring P. C, Mrs.
uuaries Taylor, was presented wun a gold
badge by the Sisterhood. The presentation
speech was made by Mrs. John Shannon, C. C,
tho recipient reponding in her own behalf.
Cqrn Firm and Higher Oats Dull and In
active A Fair Business in Pork and
That Market Steady Markets
From Many Cities.
CHICAGO Corn opened firm. The receipts
of corn were 50 cars less than the previous
daj's estimates, and the weather was unfavor
able to any improvement in the grading. Theso
were the motives which put it about c higher
than it had closed .yesterday, and the advance
in the price of wheat raised it to 61o for May.
Ihe opening price was 52c, with a few sales
atfc;o and some at 52c It subsequently
sold, as stated, at 53c.
Oats were dull and inactive. May opened at
4574bc, sold to 464c to 45Jc, closing ic
Pork A fair business was transacted, and
the market was comparatively steady. At the
decline tho demand improved and prices ral
lied 15Q17c, and closed quite firm.
Lard 1 rading was moderately active. Prices
ruled 25c higher early, but a little pressure
to Bell caused a weaker feeling, and the ad
vance was lo-L Toward the close prices rallied
again, and ruled steady. Short ribs, good trade
reported within a range of 57a
The leading futures ranged as follows, as cor
rected by John M. Oakley St Co., 45 Sixth street,
members Chicago Board of Trade:
Upen-lUigb-I Low-1 Clos-
mff. 1 vsu 1 tai. 1 ing.
CO UN, tlO. 1
OATB. SO. 2
6 IS I
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flonr firm; winter patents. S4 504 80; spring,
H 404 80; bakers', 2 7o3 85. N". 2 spring
wheat. 95e; No. 3 spring wheat. OSQPSUc; No. 2
red. K:: No. 2 corn. 50g503.c: No. 2 oats,
44Jc: N o. 2 rye, 7172e; N o. 2 uaricv nominal;
No. 1 flaxseed, tf "2; prime timothy seed,
!l27l 28. Mess porK per bbl. SO 85. Lard,
per 100 lbs, $5 75 Short rib sides (loose),
H 504 65; dry salted suoulders (boxed), U 00
64 10; short clear sides (boxed). So Ul5 05.
No. 2 white oats, 46c; No. 3 white oats, 45c;
No. 3 barley, f. o. b., 637uc: No. 4 barley, f.0.0.,
6261c On ihe Produce Exchange to-day the
buttermarket was unchanged. Eggs, 2122c
LOCAL LIVE STOCK
Condition of Markets at East Liberty Stoclc
OFFICE OF FlTTSBUHQ DISPATCH, J
Saturday, Jan. 3L
Cattle Receipts, 945 head; shipments, 985
head. Nothing doing; all through consign
ments; no cattle snipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts, 2.SO0 head; shipments, 3.100
head. Market firm; Philadelpbias, $3 85
3 05: mixed and heavy Yorkers. 3 803 90;
light Yorkers. S3 653 75: pigs. 13 003 50; four
cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 1,300 bead; shipments, 1,000
head. Market slow at unchanged prices.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When sbo was a Child, sho ci led for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she bad Ch.ildren.she gave them Castorla
Light Shed Upon the Kennedy Pur
chases in Allegheny City.
BISHOP PHELAN STEPS FORWARD
He Will Erect 0ns of the Finest School
Buildings in the Conntj.
GE0DND TO BE BE0KBN IN THE SEEING
The Northside purchases of Mr. A. B.
Kennedy, of the firm of J. B. Larkin & Co.,
and his willingness to take all that is of
fered in the same locality at a fair price is
being discussed in real estate circles and
abont City Hall in Allegheny. He was
discreetly silent until his purchases
amounted to nearly 530,000, and even then
no one could tell what disposition was to be
made of the load. He seemed to be in no
haste, and evidently did not care whether he
sold or bought. He began just as the Gov
ernment Inspectors left the city, and this
gave rise to the report that a site was being
quietly picked up for the postoffice, although
a number ot the knowing ones insisted that a
new and splendidly equipped theater would be
built upon the place in tbe spring. To set all
donbts at rest Mr. Kennedy yesterday said:
"1 never had any objection to stating my pur
pose to any person In interest, but the number
of such persons was few, and in this as in other
matters of business I only used the caution and
care necessary to its proper transaction. This
property will be used for educational purposes,
and I have to-day transferred it to Bishop
Fbelan. It is his intention to erect on.tiis -itc.
early in the spring, a magnificent parochial
se.bonl that will compare In value, appearance
and appointments with tbe finest school build
ing in tbe county creditable alike to the city
of Allegheny and the Pro-Cathedral congrega
tion. The building will be modern in every re
spert, and will cost when finished about $75,000,
exclusive of grounds."
To the question: "Have yon all the ground
yon wantT" Mr. Kennedy said: '"Yes; we have
all that is necessary for the purpose stated."
Penn Avenue Improvement.
It was announced yesterday that the south
west corner of Penn avenue and Thirteenth
street, lot 50x100, will be improved after April
next with a four or five story building having
stores on tbe first floor and the upper part so
arranged as to be adapted to business or flats
for light housekeeping. Inquiry was inadeot
W. A. Herron & Sons, who sold the lot some
time ago. They admitted that it had been
bought for Improvement, but would not say
whether it would be built on now or a year
later. They knew that plans had been pre
pared for such a building as above described,
and said a decision would be reached in regard
to It in a few days.
As to such buildings paying, a member of the
firm said: "The best answer is to give our ex
perience in renting houses of this kind. Vo
have one on Penn avenue, near Eleventh street
stores on tlie first floor and flats above. While
the rent Is reasonable, it pays the owner well,
and gives persons of small families who mnst
live in the down-town district good satisfac
tion. It has all tbe latest improvements."
Local Business Improving.
There was some expansion of local business
during the past week, as compared with the
early part ot the month, but tho volume was
considerably smaller tban that of the corre
sponding time last year. This is easily ac
counted for, howovor, when the conditions
under which 1890 and 1K91 came upon the scene
are taken Into consideration. Obstructions are
being removed, the money market is well sup
plied, and there is a disposition in all quarters
tojbegin pushing things. Signs of awakening
are visible on every hand. By tbe timo the
weather settles in the spring, if not before, all
the activities of the country will be running at
their full capacity, with Pittsburg in the lead
Growth of Electric Lighting.
On December 30. 1S00, the East End Electrio
Light Company reported: Number ot 16-candlo
power lamps equivalent on circuit, 20,134; arc
lights on circuit, 400. At the same lime 18S9,
tbe number ot the former was 11,508, and of the
latter 835. This illustrates the rapid growth
of the electrio lighting busines In this city.
President Rowand, of the. Eat End Company,
says more incandescent lights are used In Pitts
burg than in any other city in the United
The Building Record.
During the past week 47 permits were Issued,
representing 61 buildings 12 brick, 40 frame
and 2 composite tbe total cost of all being
78,623. The Eleventh and Fourteenth wards
led with seven each, followed by the Sixteenth
The month turned out much better than was
expected from the baa start. The number of
permits issued was 96, representing 135 struct
ures, mostly dwellings, the estimated cost be
ing 151,063. The number of houses for which
permits were issued in January, 1890, was 171.
The list of permits taken out yesterday is
large enough to be a reminder of old times. It
Mrs. A. J. Lee, framo two story dwelling, 20x
47 feet, on Rippey street. Ninth ward. Coat,
Frank Killian, frame two-story dwelling. 24x
52 feet, on Larimer avenue. Nineteenth ward.
Karl Schnnpf, frame two-story and attio
dwelling, 20x32 feet, on Industry street. Thirty
first ward. Cost,Sl,500.
Mrs. Abby L. Barnes, frame one-story stable.
16x13 feet, on rear Amber street, Twentioth
ward. Cost J150.
John Henning, two frame one-story and man
sard dwellings. 19x33 feet each, on rear of
Forbes street. Fourteenth ward. Cost $2,000.
John Henning, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling, 22xC0ftet, on Forbes street. Four
teenth ward. Cost 2.000.
Patrick O'Shaughnessy, brick three-story
dwelling. 15x20 feet, on Peach street, Eighth
ward. Cost $1,000.
T. Griffin, three frame three-story dwellings,
20x24 feet each, on Cedar street, Sixteenth
ward. Cost $800 each.
Denny estate, brick one-story office, 21x60
teet. on corner Thirty-second and Smallnian
streets. Twelfth ward. Cost 3.000.
Mr-. Brioget O'Brien, frame two story and
mansard dwelling, 20x32 feet, on Kirkpatrick
street. Thirteenth ward. Cost t,00u.
Samuel Neeson, frame two story and attic
dwelling, 21x28 feet, on Butler street extension,
Eighteenth ward. Cost, $1,000.
Janie Rees & Son, buck and iron-clad boiler
works. 96x210 feet, on Penn avenue, First ward.
Young bat Vigorous.
BInce its acquisition by purchase of the busi
ness of the East End Electric Light Company
east of the city line, the Wilkinsburg Electrio
Company has found it necessary to enlarge its
plant to more tban double Its present capacity,
which will be done at once. It basnpuardof
500 customers, and tho number i constantly in
creasing. It is furnishing 6,500 incandescent
and 46 arc lights, bringing in a revenue of about
$15,000 per annum. The district in which the
company operates is being built up so fast tbat
there is reasonable certainty of doubling both
service and earnings within the next three or
Etna Alivo aud Kicking.
Magaw Goff furnish tho following interest
ing information about a district that is not
beard of as often as It ought to be: One of the
places that very little has been said about, aud
yet that is coming to tho fore, is tbat part of
Sbaler township adjoining Etna. One short
year has seen many lots laid out and sold and
quite a number of handsome four and five
roomed houses bmlt, of which 15 were pnt up
on Etna Park Place lots ana sold on easy
terms. There will be some 25 more houses
built and sold or rented this spring in that lo
cality. Tbe exhilarating' influence ot the con
structlon of tbe electric Hue by the Citizens'
Traction Company through this place is Just
beginning to be felt. Ibey have distributed
tbe new rails up past the Spang mills, and are
othervviso preparing to goto work in earnest.
Directors of the P. A. & M.
Tbe Pittsburg. Allegheny and Manchester
RailwayCompany held its annual stockholders'
meeting yesterday, aud elected the following
Board of Managers: C. L. Magee, Frederick
Gwinner, Joshua Rhodes, J, H. Dalzeli. Tbe
President's annual report was read and ap
proved. The meeting of the-directors for or
ganization will be held tbe first ot this week.
Business News and Gossip.
Mr. George Schmidt has'begun the erection
of tho 20 houses.spoken or sometime ago, in his
Eureka Place plan, Oakland. Tho cellars are
Nothing will be done toward demolishing the
Fifth Avenue Market House until a permanent
place is found for the animated curiosities be
lomrlng to the city.
.Seed B, Coylt S CtvbaTe sold within the last
six months 50.000 worth of property in the
Watson Place plan, on the Perrysville road,
and the Inquiry for building sites is unabated.
The largest of 57 mortgages on file for record
yesterday was for $10,000. Twelve were lor
Tbe second annual Farmers' Institute for
Venango county will be held at Franklin the
12th and 13th of this month, under tbe auspices
of the State Board of Agriculture.
Samuel W. Black & Co. say things will bo
lively in the Hazilwood district as soon as
spring open3. Building will be on a scale to
break the record of any former year.
The McCracken building ou Wylie avenue,
near Washington street, has been converted
into a flat by remodeling and adding another
story. This is tbe owner's second venture of
the kind, and his conclusion is that flats will
pay in Pittsburg.
Five shares of tho Allegheny County Light
Company's stock have been lost. The number
is 842 and was Issued to Ann Whiston, October
January weather was bad enough, but it
might have been worse. There were only five
fair days. Thirteen days were more or less
snowy and nine rainy. The rest were a com
promise of Doth elements. The weather clerk
accommodatingly kept the temperature con
siderably above zero.
Black & Balrd say the demand for small
houses increases as the supply grows snorter.
During the month Just ended over 150 trans
actions in real estate were reported in this col
umn. This shows that the buyer Is still on bis
Samuel W. Black fc Co. sold four lots In the
Blair estate .plan, on Lytle street. Twenty-third
ward, near Elizabeth street, size 25x120 each,
for a price approximating 3,200.
Movements in Realty.
Black & Baird sold for the Conlin heirs the
property No. 436 Fifth avenue, having a front
age of 25 feet by 150 in deptb, through to Ann
street, with the brick buildings thereon for
A. Z. Byers & Co. sold for Mrs. Nancy Mc
Coy to Miss jlary Ingoldsby a two-story and
mansard brick house of seven rooms, hall, ves
tibule, bath, laundry and all modern conven
iences, being No. 7 Webster street, Second
ward, Allegheny, for 6.800,
Kelly 4 Rogers sold for R, E. Twyford to J.
C. Dick a lot 25x120 on Rowan avenue, with
three houses, for $4,500.
Reed B. Coyle fc Co. sold to A. J. Pentecost,
a lot 60x150 feet, in tbe Watson place plan on
tbe Perrysville road, for $1,100.
John K. Ewing fc Co. sola for J. O. Ewing, of
the above firm, to Julius Baker, a lot 60x150 on
Frankstown avenue. East End. for 1,500 cash.
The purchaser intends to build a handsome
residence at once.
Alles fc Bailey sold for George "W. Biggs &
Co. to J. B. Cherry a lot on Webster avenue,
near Orange street, size 40 teet by 130, for $1,000
George Schmidt sold another lot on Alle
quippa street, 20x100 to an alley, being No. 117
in his Eureka place plan, Oakland, to Mr. Will
iam Black for $550.
Charles Somers & Co. sold for J. O'Neil to G.
Mattes the properly No. 372 Chartiers street,
Allegheny City, being a two-story framo house
of six rooms, etc., with lot 20x140 feet to an
alley, for $4,100.
Baxter, Thompson it Co. sold four two-story
mansard brick dwellings. Just completed, with
lot 68x54 feet, on Camon near Ledlie street,
Eleventh ward, city, for 6,000 cash.
Electrio Continues Its Upward Movement
Features of tho Market.
Stock traders demonstrated their confidence
in the outcome of Electrio yesterday by buying
it at an advance on tbe prico of the previous
day. Tbe first sale was at 9, and all subsequent
transactions were at a good margin above that
Brokers spoken to on the subject were confi
dent tbe full amount of preferred stock had
been or would be subscribed for. It was not
thought an extension of time would be neces
sary. The latest developments will be found
in another column. It improved a point and a
half auringtbe week.
Closing prices of all the active stocks, ascom
paied with tbose of the previous Saturday,
show fractional losses almost without exception,
but the finish was iu nearly every case an im
provement on the lowest prices pat on the
Trading during the week and month was
exceptionally heavy. Sales jesterday were
314 shares; for the week, 0,072. and for the
month, 12,056. Details of yesterday's business
are given in the following table:
Pitts, 1'et.. Stock Metal Ex 400
Anchor Savings 51 ....
Ciennan National Bank 325
Iron and Glass Dollar havings 130
Keystone Bank of Pittsburg. 75 ....
Masonic Ifanc , 59
MonouKaliela .National Bau 127 ....
Third .National tiank 66
Nations' Bank for Savings, Allegheny .... 52
MATtmAL GAS STOCKS.
Natural Gas Co. of W. Va 60
Philadelphia Co 10J4 10
Oil. COMPANY STOCKS.
Columbia Oil Co S
Tuna Oil Co 60
Washington Oil Co .... 85
Central Traction 18)j
Citizens' Traction 57 59
Pittsbnrg 'traction 85
Pleasant Valley - 2-iM 21X
Pitts. June. K. K. Co 24
Consignee 50 130
La NorlaMlnlneCo 18 25
Luster Mining Co 20 205.
rLECTIUC LIGHT STOCKS.
Westinghouse Electric SS4 H
Union Switch and Signal Co .. 10'A 1W1
V estlncrbcuse Air Brake Co S3 BS
Pittsbnrg Cyclorama Co 4 9
(standard Underground Cable Co 55 ....
Sales were 4 shares of Electric at 9, 10 at Sii,
20 at 9V. 70 at 9 90 at 9 120 at 9, 17 Luster
at 20, and 20 at 20.
Tne total sales ot stocks at New York yes
terday were 70.781 shares. Including: Lacka
wanna, 2.000; Louisville and Nashville, 2.800;
Missouri Pacific, 2,000: Northern Pacific, 4,095;
Northern Pacific, preferred, 7,160; Richmond
and Wost Point, 2,805; St. Paul. 7,525; Union
Pacific, 5,700; Western Union, 1,605.
Bank Clearings Almost TJp to the Level of
Bank clearings the past week were almost as
great as those for the same "week last j car,
showing that there is nothing specially wrong
about busiucss. It is improving right along.
Financiers spoken to yesterday reported
money uncomfortably easy, but they thought
tbat with the incoming of good weather there
would be a gooa demand for it. They were not
afraid it would lie idle very long. A number
of new enterprises will be started before long
which will make heavy drafts upon tbe banks.
Saturday's excnanjte 1,913.808 82
baturdav's balances 272.417 01
Week's exchanges 13.04Z.9U 41
etk balances 1.RU.3J5 01
Previous week's exchanges 13.gu2.3i2 5
liclianceswecL-orisa) 13,704,7a 34
A bank officer, speaking of the money market
vestcrday alternoon, said: "I-, seldom happens
that funds are as plentiful at this time of the
year as they are now. This is due to the re
luctance ot people to go into business until all
trouble is removed. This is being done, and I
tbink it sate to predict tbat tbis month will
show two borrowers to one in January. Enter
prise cannot be suppressed in Pittsburg."
Money on call at New YorK esterdav was
easy.uith no loans, closing at 3per cent. Prime
mercantile paper, 5457. Sterling exchange
quiet and steady at $4 o44 bo for 60-day bills
and 4 SGJil 87 for demand.
The weeklv stitcment of tho New York
banks, issued jesterday, shows the following
changes:. Reserve, decrease, $146,C50; loans, in
crease, 4,131,700; specie, increase, 100,000;
legal tenders, increase, $l,130,b00; doDosit. in
crease, to.513,400; circulation, decrease, $57,600.
The banks now bold $23,043,125 in excess of the
requirements of the 25 per cent rule.
Closing Bond Quotations.
O. 8. 48, Tee. 120
U.S. 4S, coop 120
JI. K. T. Uen. 5s..
Mutual Union S3..,
N. J. O. Int. Cert.
Northern l'ac. lsls..
Northern l'ac. 2ds..
Nortw'n dclicn's 5,.
Orecon .t 'Ir-u.s. ts.
U.S. 43, reg ivi
V. S. 45, COUP 103
l"acitl06sdr '95 109
Louisiana stampcd.il Si
lean, new set. fs... 102
lenn. newstt. 53 100
1.1. .1. M. ben. 5s.
Tenn. newcet. is.... 39t jt.L. 4. b.l'.Ocn.M
Canada bo. 2ds IS ist. Paul consols...,
Central Pacific lsu.lus 1st. 1. Chi & fc. Itts.
Uen. & It. G, lU...ll6H1x., Pc L.G.Tr.Ks.
Uen. iU.O. 4s..... th, fx.. Pc. K b.Tr.Ki.
u.Stf. u, wesusts. S9J4 union racino uu,
KrleZds -. West Shore
Sx. 5.C1, uen. 6s.. 78X1
New York Bank clearings to-day, 97,
125.261; balances. $4,787,lli For the week
Clearings. $533,261,647 balances. 28,591.447. "
BOSTON Bank clearings to-dav, $13,621,783;
balances, $1,035,815. Monev, 4 per cent. I'.x
rhance on New York, 12i to 2d cuts discount.
Fbrthe week Cleinng-. CsitS7.i,!):l; balances,
Ji) 635,372. For the month Clearlugs, 1424,681,
461; balances, $47,253 136. For the correspond,
ing week last year Clearings, ftH.S63.682; bal
ances. $10,218,412. For the corresponding month
last year Clearings, $464,760,935; balances, $49,
B52.955. PmuLDELTHlA Tho bank clearings to-dy
were $9,968,002 and balances. $1,477,962. Clear
ings for the week ending to-day wore $59,622,
837: balances. $9,504,449. Money 6 per cent.
Baltimore Bank clearings, $2,253,980; bal
ances. 1343.263. -Money 6 percent.
St. Louis Clearings, 2,825,489: balances,
$290,447, Money 78 per cent. Exchange on
New York 25c par t premium.
Memphis New York exchange selling at
par. Clearings, 367.573: balances $101,723.
New Orleans Clearmes. $1,983,859.
Cincinnati Mrey 4fJ6 per cent. New
York exchange par. Cleitrings. $1,909,350; clear
ings for the month, $58 031 800; for January, 1890,
$57,029,600; for the week, 812,643,200; same week
last year, $12,149,200.
THE COTJBSZ OF OH.
Characteristics of the Local Market for the
Week and Month.
About 2,000 barrels of oil changed hands yes
terday at 75. The market closed on a bid of
Trading during the month was light and
mostly in the way of covering shorts. Clearings
were not posted, but aggregated about 100,000
Average daily runs increased from 63.333 to
88.821. average shipments from 66,543 to 78.534
and average charters from 2.182 to 30,819. Re
fined advanced at all points.
Fluctuations of the market durine the week
are shown in the following table. There were
no sales on Wednesday.
niKh- Low- Clos
est, est. lng.
74( 74$ 7454
74M 74 74
74JJ 744 Yfii
74 TIH 75
76 75 75M
The gain for the week was Jic and for the
month 2c. The hishest point for the month.
76, was reached on tho 21st, and tbe lowest,
11. on the SOth. The feeling was bullish at the
McGrew, Wilson & Co., Eisner building,
quote puts, 76; calls, 78c.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
Shares Dull and Heavy and Moving Down
wardBonds Relatively More Active
and Stronger The VanderbUU and
Gonlds the Strong Points.
New York, Jan. 3L Tho stock market to
day was doll throughout and rather heavy.
Northern Pacific was the weakest point in tbe
list still, and there is evidence that there has
been realizing for the past tew days, but the
loss was a small fraction only, and in all
other cases, with tbe single exception of Jersey
Central, tbe fluctuations of thejday were en
The Granger stock, however, continued to
drop, while the Vanderbllt and Gould stocks
were tbe strong points. Union Pacific is
stronger. The movements In the market call
for no comment, while the general tendency
was downward, owing to the mild pres
sure of the bears during the early
hour. After the Issue of tbe
bank statement there was a firmer tone shown
and the close was firm, though null, with a
promise of a stronger market next week. The
final changes are in almost all cases small de
clines, bat Jersey Central is down 1 per cent
Railroad bonds were relatively more active
and stronger than stocks to-day, and on tran
sactions of $5S6.000 there were a number of
marked advances scored, although these were
generally among the Inactive issues, which have
not be-n traded in for some days.
Ine following table snows tne prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Bxcnange yester
day. Corrected daily for Una Dispatch by
Whitney & bTiirnENtON. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of the .New York btock Exchange, 57 i'ourtn
Open- High- Low
tne. est. est.
Am. Cotton Oil
Am. Cotton Oil orer.
Am. Cotton Oil Trust.
A ten., lop. &S.
Canadian Pacific ,
29J4 29J Sy,
Canada doutnern 497i 43
Central of NerJerieT.IC3 109)j
Chesapeake A Ohio
ChlcaEO tras Trust W,i 41
C. Bur. & Qulncy 8oj 86 14
C Mil. &St. Paul.. -. 53H 52
c. Mil. & St. P.. pr.
C, KocK X. & P. 63 68
C, St. P.. M. &0 Zi)i 24)
1;.. si. x'.. .11. s v. ni. ....
C. & Northwestern. ...104
C C C X 1 63
C. C. C. & l.Dref.
Col. Coal & iron 36 87 367
Col. & UocklnK Valley 264 M!i 26H
Cb.es. & Ohio 1st nrer.
Ches. Ohio 2d prer
Bel.. Lacki Vcet...137 Villi 136V
Uefc. & Hudson 13414 134U 134
Uen. Klo Grande.... 19 19K 9!
Den. &KioUrande.nt60K 60H 60jj
K. T.. Va. & Ua
Late Krie & West 1494 14H 1414
uiKo Erie & West pr. 56 C6K 6BjJ
LaKe Snore 4 M. S... .109U 100'i, K9
Loulsrllie&Nashvttle. 74jJ U'A 73X
Missouri raclnc. ....... 65 U 63 65H
National LieadTrust... 19 V3H I9M
New r ore Central 192j VKii 1013
N.Y.. C St. L, ..
N. Y.. L..K.& W 20 20 19Jf
N. Y.. L. E.AW. pd '
N.Y. &N. E. Zlli an Zlil
n. .. o. & w
NoriolK & Western or.
Northern Paciac 27?4 28H 27f
Northern Pacidcnr.... 7254 72ft 72Jt
1'acUcMal! 34 SI SZH
Peo.. Dec. & Bvans
Pnlladel. atBeadlnr... .. .
Pnllman Palace uar. ..
Klebmona W. r. T .
Blcnmond & W.P.S.w
St. Paul & Dulutn
St. Paul & Dulutn or..
St. P.. Minn. & Man..
18H is iH
St. L San if. 1st pt,
Western Union. 79 K
Wneellng&Li. K. 30
Wheeling UK. prer.. 72H
North American Co... 16
P., C, C. &bt. L,
P., C, C. &St. L. pr.. ....
WALI STBEKT GOSSIP.
Money Accumulating and Most Find Em
ploymentThe Trend of Stocks.
Watson &. Gibson wire as follows to John M.
Oakley & Co.. brokers, of this city:
Tbe stock market opened steady this morn
ing but it did not take long for it to develop
weakness, and it closed at nearly bottom
prices. There was no news of consequence
and orders were so few that no special signifi
cance need attach to the day's business. At
tbe same timo tbcre is no visible demand for
stocks by new buyers, and while holders are in
no way nervous thoso who own Western stocks
especially, can hardly hope for encouraging re
sults during tbe coming six months, judged by
their earning power last year or their pros
pects for tbe first half of this year, they are
dear, and it will he difficult to find enthusiastic
friends for these properties.
Monev is accumulating here and this makes
it easy for brokers to carry stocks, but easy
money interests banks and brokers more tban
traders for tbe public are not likely to hesitate
abont buyingstock' when tbe are in a humor,
for it is simply because brokes have to skirm
ish around to get money to carry them. Capi
tal, however, must find, emnloyment. and good
bonds and stocks ought to be as mvi lng as any
other form of investment, if not, inaeed, more
Is Absolutely the Best,
Because It is most economical: ''An even teaspoonful
of Cleveland's Baking Powder will do as much or more than
a heaping teaspoonful of other' powders." Mrs. S. T.
Rorer, Principal Philadelphia Cooking School.
Because-Always "good luck" with it: Cleveland's
Baking Powder is so sure that I can use it in the dark or with
my eyes shut and be sure of the same happy results." Mrs.
M. H. B.
Because "Cleveland's makes a fine grained, spongy
cake." Pattern CoohBook.
Because It has the best' keeping qualities: As
! shown by a series of tests of
Mass. btate Analyst, ur. 15. l yavenpprt, June, 10-90.
Because It is highest in leavening power, yielding
(average of Official Reports) 12.87 percent carbonic acid gas;
an average equalledJ)y,no othercream of tartarjDowder.
attractive bv reason of the quickness with
which they can ba converted into cash if occa
Lake Shore is one of tbe stocks that prom
ises best, and as it can be more cbeaoly
operated than almost, if not. any other line in
this country, and as it is likely to constantly
grow, irregularly, perhaps, but nevertheless in
the end gain In volume with an increasing net
profit per ton. it is a favorite. Western Union
is less feverish, but it is said to be good for a
Lead Trust we still favor, and Erie seconds
and Richmond collateral fives aro first among
HAS TOUCHED BOTTOM.
BEABING THE MAEKET HASN'T MUCH
BESOLTS JTJST HOW.
The End of the Deadlock in the Senate
Brings a Feeling of Belief Effect of tho
Bank of England's Action Money Flow
ing in to New York.
rSPlnAL TKLEOHAM TO THE DISPATCnT.l
New York, Jan. 3L Henry Clews fc Co.. In
their weekly financial review, say: We have to
record another week of dullness and weakness
on the btock Exchange. The season's invest
ment demand appears to have beon satisfied;
'and the speculative movement tbat set in with
the restoration of ease in money has exhausted
itself by advancing prices to a level tbat leaves
little room for further rise until some new ele
ment of stimnlus is forthcoming. "Bear" at
tempts to force prices to a lower level d 0 not
afford eocouraging results, and tbe fluctuations
are consequently within such a narrow range
of prices as to discourage operations. Under
these circumstances, the market is a narrow
one, and transactions are largely confined to a
few specialties which are affected for the time
being by exceptional considerations.
Factors connected with politics and legisla
tion hold tbe market in suspense aud are pro
ducing an unsettled undertone. In the States,
as well as at Washington, party politics are as
suming phases of conflict and "crookedness"
wbicn suggest unwelcome tendencies in the
working of our political institutions. Schemes
to defeat the results of elections and to abuse
the power of majorities "cast a shadow upon the
political horizon; and the tendency toward
broad sectional differences upon fundamental
issues suggest political possibilities which none
like to consider, but which, none the less, all
are nnable to disregard.
The sudden uprising of the Farmers' party
also has a disturbing tendency. It throws
practical politics into confnsion and defies all
possibility of forecasting the settlement of
national questions upon which vast interests
are dependent. The serious feature of tbis
movement is that while its broad platform in
cludes barely a single sensible or wholesome
Issue and is little else tban an expression of tbe
lowest form of popular ignorance, yet it is
backed by a mass of voters possibly large
enough to constitute it a determining power in
the next Federal elections. The virtual mis
carriage of the Federal elections bill and of the
cloture rule In tbe Senate seems to have been
welcomed irrespective of party attachments,
for the reason that it was calculated to revive
' sectional hostilities at a time when the bonds
of amity between North and South
were Deing cemented by new material
interests. Tho possibility of the pas
sage of the freo coinage bill still continues
to contribute, among other causes, to tbe dim
ness of the market: but this factor would have
much more effect were it supposed that there
is much probability of the enactment of the
measure. The unfortnnate sudden decease of
the Secretary of tbe Treasury may be regarded
as in some measure favorable to the silver
faction. Mr. Wlndom was undoubtedly tbe
chief Intellectual force arrayed against further
commitments to silver currency, and it may be
reasonably feared that the loss of his firm
counsels will leave tbe President more exposed
to the astute management of the silver men.
Unless a strong successor to the deceased
Secretary is appointed a new set of uncertain
ties must surround this question.
London is now becoming an important ele
ment concerning tbe future of this market.
Tbe action of the Bank of England in reducing
its rate of discount from 3 to 3 per cent, is
conclusive evidence of decided ease In the
money market. What tbat ease means and
what effect it mav have upon speculation are
open questions. Judging solely from tbe pres
ent condition of the London stock market, it
might be inferred that tbe ease in money is In
a measure caused by tbe absence of demand
from the Exchange. Speculation is, at tho
moment, as dull in London as it is here; and,
even on the very day tbat the bank reduced its
rate, London was a seller of securities at New
York. It is reasonable to expect that the
' holders of tbe largo mass of new securities
issued in Great Britain within the last three
years will avail themselves, as far as possible,
of the case in money for reviving their suffer
ing specialties; but bow far such a movement
would extend to American Investments re
mains to be seen.
tlThe uncertainty about tho upshot of onr
silver legislation no doubt creates much shy
ness toward tbose of our Issues which might
be deemed payable in silver. Tbe metropolitan
financial press i3 loud In its warnings as to the
consequences of free coinage, and predicts a
sweeping return of corporate securities in the
event ofthe adoption of that measure. Still,
there seems to be no reasonable room for
doubt tbat, in the event of tbe pending silver
schemes being defeated, London speculation
would run very actively into Americans; tho
more so on account of the d.sastrous losses
that have fallen upon British investors from
tbe sort of foreign enterprises to which they
have been committed during recent years. In
tbis view, the fate of silver legislation will
have very much to do with the future coarse of
speculation and of prices both at London and
Tbe local money market continues to ex
hibit extreme ease, and so far from offering
any obstacle to speculation aSords to it every
facility. Money is flowing to tnls center from
the interior in liberal volume, the net receipts
of the banks from tbat snuree dnring the week
having amounted to $2,750,000. The transac
tions with the Sub-Treasury, however, snow a
net loss to tbe banks of $3,600,000; which is
mainly attributable to tbe current specially
large payments of duties at tbe Custom House,
consequent upon the termination on February
1 of the period within which goods may be
withdrawn from bond at the old rates of duty.
AtCh. & Top 29J
G, II. &q 85!4
Eastern It. K. 6 122
KltcUburgK. 12. 83
Mass. Central 192
ilex. Cen. com 23
N. Y. &N. En..... 37
N. Y. & N. Ene. 7S..123K
Kntland preferred.. 60
Wis. Cen. common. 22
Allouec Mg. Co...., 2K
Boston A Mont 4I.S
Calumet & llecia....250
Frantttin .... .....
Boston Land Co. ... 6
San Dleso Land Co. 20
west End Land 00. 2IH
Bell Telephone Ifc5)i
l.amson Store S 21
Water power S
N. Enz-. Telephone. 51
Butte & Bost. copper 15
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished bv Whitney & Mephensou, brokers. No. 57
Fourin. avenue. Members .New York mock Ex
change! Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad. 5Ht 51 Ji
Keadinir 15 15-IS IS
buffalo. New York and Philadelphia 8 8K
Lenljth Valljr SOW 60)j
Leblgb Navigation iTi 47
Nortnern Pacinc common Z7ft ZS
Northern PacIHc orererred 72M 71
Price of Bar Silver.
rSrECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUE DI3PArCn.l
NewYouk, Jan. 31. Bar silver in London
was 46Jd per ounce, and the New York selling
price, as reported by bullion dealers, tl 02.
the leading brands made by
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Catarrh is a malady that, if the person so
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its progress, tbe disease eventually envelops
tbe whole system and leaves its victim a physl.
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Mr. William MeDonough, t Moultrie Street,
Mr. 'William McDonougb. of No. 2 Moultrie
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for about three years and did not know what
nry trouble really was. My principal symptoms
were a depressed, heavy feeling in my chest,
with occasional sharp pains although my ap
petite was good I suffered a misery and sick
feeling at my stomach after eating I slept
soundly, but got up in the morning all wore out.
My greatest trouble, however, was with my
heart. There was a tight, compressed feeling
there. For a time my heart would beat rapidly
and so bard I wonder it did not burst. The pal
pitation would be followed by a slow, irregular
beating and a feeling of falntness. I went to
Drs. Copeland and Blair. They told me my
trouble came from catarrh of tbe stomaeh. I
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Mr. Thomas Jfaybury's Statement la Brief;
Mr. Thomas Maybury. of No. 213 Thlrty-nintb,'
street, in the employ of the Carnegie Irony
Works, says: "For 13 years I noticed mors 0
less catarrhal trouble, bat in tbe last year or so
It became very much aggravated. I suffered
almost constantly. I had about all tho symp
toms and in their worst form. My work was a
drag on me and life a positive burden. 1 wasf
lu tbis condition, unable to find relief, when Ii
called on Drs. Copeland and Blair. After ex
amination, feeling tbat tbey thoroughly under'
stood my case, and finding their charges so
very reasonable, I decided to place myself;
under their care. I don't believe I ever mada
a better resolution In my life." Concludes Mr.
Maybury: "I improved almost from the star
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ferson from what I was when 1 went to tbem-t
am 100 percent a better man than X havoteoii
f or years."
Additional Evidence by Mall.
Mr. Vf. T. Henshaw, of Prospect, Pa,, sayjL
"For years I suffered from catarrh without,
being able to find relief. Drs. Copeland. and'
Blair cured me. treating me by mail."
Mr. Henry Rose, of Eckbart's Mines, MiL,
says: "I suffered constantly from chronla
catarrh; conld get no relief. Drs. Copeland ana
Blair cured me entirely at home." "
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