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TRADE'S BEST YEAR
STarks tlio Progress and
the Close of 1892.
FAILURES WERE FEWER,
Their Proportionate Number Show
ing a Striking Decrease.
HEAVIEST UirORTS-EVKR KNOWN,
the Islarce of Foreign 1rade,Js
Still in ur FaTor.
1R0X BUSINESS SHOWS
'ew York, Dec. 30 H. G. Dnn &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says: The
most prosperous year ever known in busi
ness closed to-day with strongly favorable
indications forthe future From nearly
all points comes the report that the holi
day trade has been the largest ever known,
and while wholesale trade is not usually
ictn eat this season of stocktaking, it is
low remarkably large.
IThe number of failures occurrins in the
Jmted Slates in the rear 1892 is 10.344. he-
glnc a less number than in any vear since
ISfcG, and shoning a difference in favor of
the present year, as compared w ith 1S91, of
2,029 The indebtedness ot the failures for
the past year, also, shows a marked de
crease, beine 5114,000,000 in 189-', against
?lu9,C00,OO0 in 1891, and a nearly similar
(.mount in 1S90.
ihe largely augmented number of
liaders and jhe enormous increasing trans
actions in the year render these figures
very significant Only 1 in every 113
traders m the United States sucenmbed in
1892. against 1 in every 93 in 1891, and 1 in
eery92Sn 1890 The average liability of
the failures in the last year was 511,000, be
ing the lowest average reported since 1878.
Eonk Clearings tno Largest.
Settlements through clearing houses out
ride Xe York in December were, appar
ently, the largest ever made in any month,
exceeding last year's by more than 10 per
cent. For the year the volume is also about
10 per cent larger ihau last year and the
largest ever kno n.
K:iIro.vl earnings in December show an
increase of about 3 per cent over last year
and for the vear an increase of about 5.5
per cent. Tlie lorcign trade has been
smaller than last year: in volume of ex
ports at Xeu York 57.800.00u in value for
the pa-t four v.eeks, and at cotton ports
about $10,000,000 lcs. but imports at Xew
York hive been 53,000,000 Jarger, and the
month still shows a great excess of exports.
For the year the excess of merchan
dise evports has been not Tar from 570,
000,000, with the largest imports and the
largest total of exports and imports eer
known in any year.'
The year clones with all woolen, cotton
and silk machinery fully employed, and un-s-old
stocks of goods are" lighter'tbin usual,
while the demand lor the coining season
already exc-eds the capacity of many mills.
The order in drygoods are extraordinary.
Sales ot wool at the chief rrarkets have
been 309.000,000 pounds, against 246,000,000
last year, and loreign imports have been
the largest ever known, with a domestic
supply tut slightly behind the largest.
Eoots, SIiocs and Iron Goods,
Shipments of boots and shoes from the
East hate been 8 per cent laner than last
year, and nearly 3 per cent larger than in
any preMous vear. while the increase in ten
J ears has been over 30 per cent.
At Pittsburg, iron is slower and the de
mand for finished nroduct is diminishing;
but glass is fairly active. The iron situation
in Clei eland is lmpnning but remains
weak at Philadelphia.
Generally m iron the trade is weaker, the
demand for finished products being at pres
int light; but steel rails have been reduced
to ?2U per ton, and sales of 78,000 tons have
followed. Tnis great industry has been
much aOected by the market for the securi
ties, whicii has been depressed for some
months by foreign selling and monetary un
certainties, so that companies have "been
restricted in purchases of rails and supplies.
But for the past week stocks have been
stronger, gaining about 52 per share in
Speculation in products has been com
paratively inactive, thongh uheat has been
advanced by a Western poo! nearly 2 cents.
Cotto-i has been steady and strong with
Features Xoteil by Bra-Utreet'g.
Ereultirtet's to-morronr will say: The
features of the general trade situation this
wees: are louna in continued dullness; stim
ulus to the coal trade due to the coal snap;
the announcement that Southern pig iron
Mocks are oversold; competition by makers
for orders for manufactured iron and steel
he cut of Si per ton by the steel rail corn
nation; lower prices for soft steel at St.
ais, for rice at Xew Orleans, leather at
Uen, and corn and oats, with small ad
tes on wheat, hogs atid silk goods, and
1 y quotations for wool, cotton, .sugar
unexpected decrease of 1,051,000
lsof available wheat cast of liockv
tains stimulated prices and traoe
im simultaneously, because it was
seted. and, to some people, inexpli-
lhe missing wheat had been shipped
orthwestern elevators, and no doubt
Bart reappear again. Snow storms
istinas celebrating caused part of
irently heavy decline, Dut it is
le for the regular weekly de-
available wheat stocks to "show
Exports of wheat from both
week (flour included) equal
ishels; 3,106,000 bushels one
M.000 bushels in the week two
ind 1,898,000 bushels three
ntlos on Trail Street
-e week has been distin-
its dullness and the ab
eral features. The ap
1 with its chances and
which was reinforced
of the recent squeeze in
Uii the other hand, the
tes seemed to dimin
hensiou in regard to
which overhangs the
engagement on Fri
r export failed to
npression, it being
action nas the out
exchange and not
aich govern that
y, in fact, be as-
lack inquiry for
t orehensive in
high level of
: ifluence of
t-1 im the in-
5- ' TUco.
Wf ng De-
f J Dec
Minneapolis , 7.1i9fi3
Xot Included In totals.
BL0WH ,1110 ETERNITY.
A Quarrj-many'Slrlkes a Dynamite Cartridge
n LIttIo Too Heavy a Blow.
Pokt JltRVis. N. Y., Dec 30. Special
William Wolcott, foreman of John
Smith's blue-stone quarry near Xackawaxen,
Pike county, Pa., met with a violent death
.yesterday. He was damming a dynamite
into a hole drilled in the rock, using an iron
He struck the cartridge too heavy a blow
and it exploded with terrific force, hurling
"Wolcott a considerable distance and stun
niug into insensibility three of his fellow
workmen. His windpipe was nearly severed,
one eye blown out, his lower jaw broken,
and his scalp torn in shreds. He died shortly
A DUEL TO THE DEATH.
Two Kentncklans Miow That the Code Still
Flourishes in tho Soutli.
ClxCTXXATr, Dec 30. ISpeciaL' John
Barnes, his wife and James Kerr, his
brother-in-law, lived near Gardnersville,
Kv. Monday the two men were drinking
heavily. Yesterday morning neighbors
broke into the house and found Mrs.
Barnes lying across the bed with her head
crushed beyond recognition.
Both men, frightfully cut, lay (lead on
the floor, each with a knife in his hand.
They had fought a duel after one had killed
the woman. Barnes frequently quarreled
with his wife
A Movement for Independence.
JIOjrrKEAii Dec 30. At a meeting of a
number of the leading citizens held here
last night, it was decided to form a Cana
dian National League to promote national
sentiment. A large number gave their sup
port to the movement
Fine Fresh Candy for Xew Year.
A lilr snnnltr Inafc TAnMftrt fi-nm nnr VAnr
Yolk manufacturer. No finer, better, purer
canaies niaae or soia in I'ltcsourg, ana more
different kinds than shown in any other
store. Try a pound box to-day.
New Candy Department
bpecial Clearance Sale
OT winter wraps, cloth Jactcts. plush
sacqnes, ladies' fur caps, muffs ana collars
at immense leductions fiom former prices
to close this season's stock before annual
inventory. H. J Ltuch,
438-440 ilnrket street
Wo have now in store a large stock of all
tho finest evaporated and dried frnits, both
domestic and foreign. We can do von irood
on these goods. Send for price list Goods
delivered everywhere. iliixin Baoa.,
Fine Groceries and Table Delicacies, 182
Federal street, Allegheny.
Give Your Boys a Usetnl Present
Printing presses and outfits $1 75, $2 50, $5,
7 SO, $10 to $31. Send 5c for catalogue.
W. A. Uumo,
SO Fifth avenue, corner ilaiket street
Nothing Is Nicer
Than a- box or Maginn's flno confections.
Put up in tasty boxes. 913-915 Liberty street
and SO Federal street Allegheny.
When we started this special offering last Tuesday morning we had no idea that the Public
would respond to our call in such an emphatic manner. It simply amplifies a previous
statement that our announcements are read with eager interest and taken advantage of by
a discriminating and appreciative public. To-day will wind up this remarkable sale, and we
advise all to hasten, for $25, $24, $23 and $22 Ulsters are not picked up every day at $15.
fin . .'T- - Mirm-fm if-r. ., f- t ""tyi.
Special attention is called to the fact that we jiave a line of $8, $10 and $12 Ulsters which
have been sold previously at $18, $17, $16 and 15. These will be placed on sale this
morning. Those not wishing to pay the h igher price will do well to avail themselves of
our liberal offer.
Sweeping reductions have been made in our entire line of Fine Overcoats. The $20
quality now marked $15. Those that were $18 are now $12. Those that were $12 now
down to $8.
SAll the better qualities of Boys' U Isters, Cape and Plain Oyercoats reduced to
low-grade prices. Economical buyers, please note this.
IN THE GORDON SAND.
reople's Gas Company's Ko. 160 Dixon
Duo To-Day Other on Top of the Pay
Somo Good Showings ih Batter
There were no wells reported yesterday
as completed. Four are expected to get the
pay to-day in the McDonald field.
The People's Gas Company's Ko. 1G0 on
the Dixon farm, south of Willow Grove, was
drilling in the Gordon sand yesterday after
noon and they expected to reach a pay late
last evening. Their No. 161 on the Dixon
was on top of the sand, ana No. 159 Wallace
is due to-day.
Jennings & Co.'s No. 11 Bell was Just on
top of the fifth sand and is due to-aay.
BoTLEr.-l.entz & Co got a pay in their
No. 2 on the George W. Gardner farm, in the
Garvin pool, at 64 feet in the sand, and it
will make a 15-barrel pamper.
Golden & fa's No. 1 F. Needcr will make
a small pumper.
Most of the wells drilling in the Garvin
pool aio shut down on aocount of tho little
water they have had being frozen up.
The HcJunkin well on the Cowan larm, in
Middlesex township, is good for 45 barrels a
The Thompson Oil Company's No. 1
Xhomnson will mako a 70 barrel well. Their
.Tno. 2 Is in the sand, but is showing light
Collins & ileasley got Id feet of good sand
on the T. Thompson larm, and they expect
to get a good well.
The Heckert well is in the sand and show
J. C. McDowell, of tbo right of way de
partment of the National Transit Comnany,
is lying ill with typhoid fever, at bis homo
on Center avenuo in tho East End.
Tho estimated production of the McDonald
field yesterday was 18,000 barrels, the
same as the day before. The Woodland Oil
Company's No. 2 Scott was reported to ho
making 25 ban els an hour. The stock in the
field waB 45.003 barrels.
Sistefsville luns were 16,890 barrels.
Bans and Shipments Thursday.
tiho National Transit rnns were 32,557;
shipments, 24.0E8. BucKeye runs of Macks
burg oil. C.S02; shipments, 187. Buckeye
luns of Lima o'l, 4S.693; shipments, 58,539.
New Tork Transit Shipments, 33,481 South
ern Pipo Lino shipments, 12.297. ijouthwest.
Pa., Pipe Lino runs from McDonald wero
11610; outside of McDonald, 8,273: total,
19,883. Eureka Pipe Line runs, 18,052; ship
Iherunsof the Western Atlantic Pipe
Line on Thursday were 3.4S2 and the ship
ments 3, 0C9 barrels.
The rnns of the W. L. Mellon lines for
Thursday wero 7,549; deliveries, 8,587 bar
rels. The runs of tho Tidewater Pine Line Com
pany wero 10,163: total, 117,682; average, 4,203;
total shipments, 218,975; average, 7,821 bar
rels. The Oil Market
Eange of the January ontlon: Opening,
52Jc; highest, 52Jic; lowest 52Jc; closing,
Kefined oil New York 6.40c; London, 4VSI
4 9-16d; Antwerp, 12f.
New l obk, Deo.'30. Petroleumneglected
throughout; not a single sale was reported.
January options, 62Jgo bid, offered at 52Jic
Lima oil, sales none; 18o bid, 20c asked.
Oil Cirr, Dec. 30. Opened, 52; highest,
52J lowest, 52: close, 52: sales, 14.000;
clearances, 104,000; runs, 86,791; shipments,
A PIPE AND AN OISTEB
It e call memories of the Day the Slerrlmac
Sank the Cumberland.
Kobfolk. Va., Dec 30. Special
Police Sergeant Andrew Stevens has in his
possession a chalk pipe in which an oyster
has attached itself. It was taken from a
shoal place near where the United States
steamer Cumberland was sunk in the mouth
of James Biver by the Confederate ram
It was thought possible that the pipe was
washed from the wreckage of the ill-starred
frisate to the point where it was found by
the oyster men from whom Sergeant
Stevens purchased it .-
OF OUR GREAT.,
A 6TJICIDE BEFOBE THE GLASS.
The Victim a Fottsville Jeweler Afflicted
With Softening of the Brain.
Pottsville, Dec 30. At 1 o'olock this
afternoon Edward Fisher, a prominent jew
eler of Pottiville, stood before mirror and
fired five shots into his body, one taking
effect in the lace, which may prove fatal.
Mr. Fisher has been a victim of softening
oi tne Drain ior some montns past
CHOLERA fighting and the arms we have
to do It with, a feature oi THE DISPATCH
Fewer New Industries In tho South.
Chattauoooa, Dec 30. The Tracl'iman
has compiled leports of new industries es
tablished in 1892 in Alabama, Arkan
sas, Florida, Georgia, Eentucky,Louisiana,
Mississippi, Korth Carolina, South Caro
lina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and "West
Virginia. The total is 2,440, 323 less than
ior irm, ova less man ior 189U, ana 141 less
than for 1889.
Judge Dean's Successor To-Day.
Harbisbueg, Dec 30. It is understood
that Governor Patiison will appoint Augus
tus S. Landis, ot Hollidaysburg, successor
to Judge Dean on the bench of Blair county
BABY F01 MS OLD.
Distressing 6kln Disease From Birth.
Cured in Fivo Weeks, Made
Healthy and Beautiful by
Mylaby boy had been suffering from birth with
some sort of an eruption. The doctors called it
eczema. His little nect was one raw and exposed
"sv. miss of red. Inflamed
C?V flesh. His arms and
across and under his
tliichs, wherever the
fat flesh made a fold,
cre Just the same,
f'or four weeks after
nis birth he suffered
wllh Hits eruption,
-induntill got Ccti-
ilierewas little sleep
for anr one. In live
weeks he it as com
pletely cured. He
was nine weeks old
Febnlarv 1. an. I vmt
ought to see his skin now, smooth, even, and a
beautiful pink and white color. He is as healthy
as ho can be. Tbe CUTIC0RA.KESOLVENT has given
nlm tone Igor and strength. 1 enclose bis portrait.
Thanks to the famous Cdticura Beuedies. Thev
cannot be spoken of too highly, they have done all
that has been claimed for them.
WM. A. GARDNER, 184 E. 123d St, N. Y.
From the aee of two months my baby suffered
with the eczema on her face and body. Doctored
without avail. Used Cuticura Remedies. Found
them in every respect satlsiactory. 1 he child has
now a beautiful skin and is cured. We cheer
fully recommend the same to all mothers.
MBS. J. BOTHENUERG, 1G63 first ay. , N. Y.
The new Blood and Skin Purifier, Internally, and
CUTICrrejL. the &:reat Skin fhire and ITTTTrrrwi
bOAP.an exquisite Skin Beantlder, externally, ln
slantfy relieve and speedily cure every disease and
humor of the skin, scalp and blood, with loss or
, hair from infancy to age, from pimples to scrofula.
Sold everywhere Trice. Cuticdba, Mel Soar,
55c: RESOkVINT. Jl. Prepared br the POTTBB
Dp.ua andChemical Cobpoeation, Boston, Mass.
,-"How to Cure Skin Disease. " 64 pages. SO
illustrations, and testimonials, mailed free.
RARV'Q u,nJlnj! Sca,P purified andbeauti
DnD I O aed by Cuticura bOAT. Absolutely
In one minute the Cnttcnrm
Antl-1'aln Plaster relieves rhen
lnotlc. sciatic hip. kidney, chest aud
muscular pains and weaknesses. Price
SIR fl aV M MkB j0k 4Hb
in i p
Mnslng and dreaming the time away
Awake, fair maiden, 'tis Christmas Day.
Better a morry than a mnslng mood on
By the way, ir you have overlooked any
thing in the way of optical gooas O iera
and Eye Glasses, Etc come to us for it."
Our assortment is a e6od as ever, thongh
our stock is dlminished.owing to large sales.
Cheap as wo always sell, we will sell
cheaDer this week. Want to dispose of all
CHESSMAN OPTICAL CO.,
42 Federal St., Allegheny, Pa.
, A POSITIVE CURE FOR ALL
All prominent druggists are selling Black Gin.
and guarantee the same to help in all cases, as no
bottle yet sold has failed to do Just what has been
claimedforit We ask you to ghe it a trill for
nil taia rt
r!?ye'f S.hron,c Catarrh of the Bladder,
b. ti::.-ir:- ""
origni-s uisease, Diabetes,
-,,.. . !".ji
E7i5S JffiSSSKFn;... Sl-OOper bottle
WM. F. ZOELLER, Sole Prop'r
NEW PHOTO STUDIO,
101 FIFTH AVE., : :
: : : : PITTSBURG.
: OF NEW YORK
$10 PER DOZEN. 1 : :
SEND WANT ADS EARLY
For The Sunday Dispatch, in
Order That They May Be Prop
$2.35 FOR CHOICE
From two large tables piled high
with Cape Overcoats, in Kilt or
Inverness styles, made of plaids,
checks and plain effects, and lined
throughout with warm cassimere;
sizes 24 to 14; former prices $4,
4.50 and $$.
$4.78 FOR CHOICE
From a bie line of Bovs' Cape Overcoat,
which previous to Christmas were marked
6. S7 and SSi.amonsr them are choice
I styles and materials, which are hound to
pjeuse me uiuab pui.iuuiur uujcia
$6.65 FOR CHOICE
From a line of Young Men's black, blue,
brown, gray, Oxford aud tan Meltons and
Kerseys, and black and blue Chinchilla
and Beaver Overcoats; sizes 14 to 20, aud
worth from $10 to S1& These reductions
will make the goods go lively.
FINE STEEL SKATES
Boy's Snit or
rvyhr- nbr7-r ' -
-WL o v SfiBaFiK
r vl 7MailKvVvTV I S Ft Ji
Ladies' and Gents'
$3.00 Shoes at $2.18.
$3.50 Shoes at $2.50.
$4.00 Shoes at $2.90.
$5.00 Shoes at $3.90.
Leading Shoe Dealer,
406, 408 and 410 I 433 ani 435
MARKET ST. WOOD STREET.
IF WE'VE EEAED 01
We've heard more than one. hundred
say within the past few
1. nu n.
Is the Finest and Best
For family, medicinal or social use
sold in the city of Pittsburg.
Full Quarts $1, or Six for $5.
SOLD ONLY BY
JOS. FLEMING & SON,
"Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
413 Market Street, Cor. Diamond.
At this price we
shall offer to-day a
lot of Men's fine,
Brown and Blaclt
(Same as illustrated)
Made, trimmed and
finished in a first-
W M A Rn
bf ai i ilsi
m a life. 1
tiay . sn (TUtST
$10 ULSTER SALE.
The balance of the regular 18 and $20 Ulsters or Storm Over
coats, which, since Christmas, we are selling at the reduced price of
$ia, will be closed out to-day at JS10. And, to make the line com
plete, we have added several other fine lots of our high-price garments,
and so we will offer to-day a FINER ASSORTMENT OF STORM
OVERCOATS FOR Sio THAN YOU CAN FIND ELSEWHERE AT
ALMOST ANY PRICE.
OVERCOATS AND SUITS
This clearance sale means business and you cannot: afford
to let it pass if you need a Suit or Overcoat, or both. Note
what 20 per cent discount means:.
Overcoats & Suits Always
20 Per Gent Off - -
Go Now For - -
Every grade of Men's, Boys' and Children's Overcoate
and Men's Suits will go at this immense discount; no matter
whether the price is 2 or $35. Thus you can select just what
pleases you, and still get the very biggest bargain ever offered.
You'll have to be quick about seeing these, for this wiH be a
sharp, decided sale.
Ctothiors, Tailors and Hatters,
WE WANT YOU
To examine oar goods suitable for holiday gifts and the prices on same.
1,500 watches of all kinds from $2 SO to $95.
4,000 gold rings of every description from $1 up. -
125 pair genuine diamond ear drops, $7 SO to $1,000.
160 genuine diamond studs, $5 to $330 or solid gold spectacles at $3 and the largest
stock of diamonds, watches, Jewelry, silverware and clocks at lowest prices in the two
Open every evening until 10 o'clock!
Opera and Field Glasses,
At this price we
shall offer to-day a
line of imported,
and Melton Over
coats in all differ
ent new shades, sin
gle or double
breasted, and in
every respect equal
to custom work.
These coats are
really worth $22,
Dut if you come
Will buy choice.
fftM srniHflna si
$8 $9.60 $12'
161-163 Federal Street,
932 and 934 Liberty St. ani 703, 705 and 707
SmithMd St and 311 Smithfield St
THE ONLY REASON
For the continued increase of THE
DISPATCH Want Ads is that thej
give satisfactory returns.
About 75 dozen of this popular Soft
Hit (a great favorite), all regular S3, 54,
$3.50 and S3 qualities, will be closed at
The balance of unrivaled Jlodjeska
Hats, in 15, 4 and 53 grades, have also
been marked down to 52, SO.
GOOD 01, SEAL CUPS!
We won't pack away a single one. It's
dangerous to carry over furs. We're afraid
of moths and dead capita. So here go re
ductions which will do the work:
Former 518 Seal Caps now 512.
Former 515 Seal Caps now 510.
Former 512 Seal Caps now 57.5a
Former 55 Seal Caps now 52.50.
WINTER CAPS, ALL KINDS,
Made of Flush. Astrakhan.Velonr.Bearer.
Chinchilla Cloths, eta, marked down to 9
close before stocE-taking:
All 51.98 "Winter Caps now $1.33.
All 51.75 "Winter Cap now 5L23.
All 51.49 "Winter Caps now 98c
All SL24 Winter Caps now 69a
All 98c Winter Caps now 49a
All 75o Winter Caps now 39a
000 Boys Plush Tele
scope uaps, tvoi tl 00c,
will go to-day at on.