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) . ' THE PITTSBUKG- DISPATCH, . SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1889. . ' '
'Jfc3r kit . "" I ' - r u- AHEWBONDOFUMION The English Capital That is Being Poured Into the Country IS A SURE GUARANTEE OP PEACE. Larje Investments Already Made and More Are Contemplated. CAUTIOUS AS WELL AS BKTEEPEISIXG icoBRisrovi'r'rc" or tot nrerxTCH.! 1TEW Yor.v, June 21. Mr. Erastus Winian, the Canadian-American financier, and head of the commercial rating firm ot B. G. Don & Co-. said to the -writer: "En glish capitalist! are investing heavily iu American industries. They have put at least $100,000,000 in them within a year and if they continue they will soon control many of them." Mr. Wiman smiled as he spoke, tut he was nevertheless in earnest, and he confirmed it by further remarks of a like tenor. Mr. Witnan is interested in many of the schemes in which English capital is concerned, and is therefore in a position to speak with, authority. He sails on June 27 to confer with English capitalists in regard to new investments of an important nature. "The steady trend in the direction of the United States of British capital is unmis takable," says Mr. "Wiman. "Every mail brings indications of this character, a fact which is testified to by almost every man at all prominently connected with business and financial matters on the other side. There is I "ast accumulation of money in Great Britain which above all things in the worli needs an interest-earning power. Years of successful accumulations, to which all the civilized world has been contributory in the unceasing payment of interest, has resulted in A PLETHORA. OF FUNDS. " ""While the accumulation has been steadily increasing the opportunities for its employ ment have been diminishing. European national loans have hitherto absorbed large ly, but France, Germany. Austria and Belgium have become very rich and are now competitors in lending money, while investments in Russia, Turkey. Egypt and other countries have reached the limits of safety. Land in former days absorbed largely and paid liberally for borrowed money, but competition from Russia, India, Austria and America in grain and cattle have destroyed the profits of the English 'farmer, so that the employment of money on interest is out of the question. "The consequence of the foregoing is that there is a necessity for an investment outlet which most naturally and profitably turns in the direction of the United States. The spectacle here presented is of a government reducing its indebtedness with a rapidity unequaled in the world's historv, at the same time possessing a surplus in its treas ury beyond any parallel. Further, in spite of taxation necessary to achieve such a re sult, the country is in the highest degree prosperous. It is true that comDetition in railroads and industrial enterprises is a luxury so expensive as to threaten to ANNIHILATE THE PEOFITS, but it is in just this condition that English capital comes to the rescue and by co-operation and combination, rendered possible by large amounts of money, makes the oppor tunity for large returns. The result of econo'mies, abandonment of wasteful meth ods and curtailment of production is the possibility of profits which, to the average English investor, are almost beyond the dreams of avarice. The purchase of numer ous breweries and combinations of various industrial establishments now in process of purchase are indications in this direction. "Fully 50,000,000 have sought invest ment in breweries alone within a year. Steady streams of money pour into farm lands in the Sonth and Southwest and into . mortgage companies, and the .encourage ment which has been given in England tor the supply of all the money necessary for the unification of the salt interests, even up to 525,000,000, is a sign of" the growing ten dency of money in this direction. Mr. Blaine's statement that England is plas tered over with trusts is literally true. Combinations of this character are by no means so unpopular there as here, owing to the meagerness of the market and excessive competition. They arc therefore quick to take advantage of the opportunities pre sented here for safety, profit and perma nency of investment in industrial combina tions. THE QUESTION AS TO "WAR between the United States and Great Brit ain never enters the mind of the British in vestor, and it would be well for the United . States as for Great Britain if by some legis lative arrangement the relations between Canada and the United States could be so adjusted that pending difficulties could be put forever out of sight and thus prevent the possibility of conflict between tie En glish speaking nations of the earth. "In view ot all the foregoing it woutd not be surprising if British money to the extent of hundreds of millions were diverted in this direction; and, fnrther, if a most im portant industrial revolution regarding combinations and competition should im pend in this country. As to whether the control ot great industial establishments would of necessity pass into English hands because of their large investments nothing has yet transpired to indicate a decided tendency. Hitherto purchases of breweries on this side have mainly assumed shape in England through English incorporated companies. "This transfer of property in the United States to English corporations has been somehow achieved without reference to the fact that aliens cannot hold or convey real property in various States, notably New York. A change, however, impends in the form of Englssh proprietorship by the venders of property availing themselves of the general laws in the different States. One of the benefits of this will be that stock of English holders can be trusted in the hands of American representatives, who will thus hold a perpetual proxy." A "WELL-KNOWK PACT. The fact that English capital is invested in many ways in the United States is known to other men besides Mr. "Wiman. A wealthy merchant said: "English money is not bnly a factor in our industries, but also in our politics. "While I am not in a position to furnish legal proof, and, there fore, do not dare to have my name men tioned, lam morally certain that England's agents are to be found in the lobbies of our Congress and many of the Legislatures. These agents are not Englishmen, but Americans paid by English gold. I could name some of them, and if I did it would vmake a most tremendous sensation. They are nearly all prominent, with reputations for patriotism. The English capitalists con trol the new Salt Trust and some of our best tin mines, they are interested in our rail roads and they own large quantities of val uable lands, and lately they have mani fested a desire to branch out into many other investments. "While the Salt Trust is nominally partly American it is really under British control, and no one knows this better than Mr. Wiman, who is himself a holder of the stock. English capital is even going into our factories and stores. Do you think that Englishmen would invest in manufacturing enterprises in direct competition with their borne industries unless they had an object? I don't. It is my firm belief that they will shape things to the detriment of American Industries, and will make up for their losses by increased returns on home invest ments." XS INTENSE PATEIOT. This gentleman became somewhat excited in his remarks, and thereby showed that bis feelings were influencing his ideas to some m extent. He is an intensely patriotic old fashioned American, with very little love for England. Other Americans talked with do not share his opinions. Stephen B. Walker, United States District Attorney for this district, has quite a contrary im pression. "In my opinion," said Mr. Walker, "the English investments are made solely with a business-like view to profit. A verv im portant consideration in this connection is the effect that these relations between the mercantile classes of the two countries will have upon their political attitude toward each other. In spite of all the belligerent talk at time, I am convinced that the re lations of the two countries willalways con tinue to be friendly. This Is a commercial age, and no country will take a step that will work incalculable injury to its mer chants without serious reflection. "In fact, it would require most outrage ous conduct on the part of our Government before, in my opinion, England would ap peal toarms. You may lay it down'as a pretty sure thing that vour grandchildrens' grandchildren will be dead before England and the Uuited States will indulge in war. The English investments may be termed hostages of peace." "What is the spirit of our national laws upon the subject of aliens holding property in our country?" was asked. ONE FEATUEE. "The spirit of our laws," replied Mr. Walker, "is against the holding of property by aliens. So it is, too, against the hold ing of such property by corporations. Both are contrary to the spirit of democracy. But there is no statute in our national laws which prevents either. There is a statute in this State and some others which forbids the holding of real estate by foreigners, but only the State can intervene. The State alone can make complaint, and it never does except in one emergency. If a foreign holder ot our real estate dies intestate then the real estate is forfeited to the State, and his heirs cannot prove title. No action could be taken under the United States statutes to confiscate rear estate held by an alien, nor would there be any relief if the English investors should gain control of any of our industries. There is no law, as a matter of fact, which affects the holding of petsonal property. My own opinion is that America will always be glad to secure English capital, and that there is no such danger as you suggest." Samuel Untermeyer has 'been one of the most important agents in bringing about in vestments of English capital in the United States. He has been the American agent in the sale ot the leading breweries of which there has been so much talk, and he has had his finger in many other pies. He is a very shrewd lawyer and a born promoter of schemes. "I have secured," said Mr. Untermeyer, "the investment of something, like 511,000, 000 of English money in America in the past years. Part of this went into breweries and part into tin mines iu Dakota. The Harney tin mine, which is located in the Black Hills of Dakota, is worked entirely by English capital in competition with tin mines of England. It is owned by English men and run by Englishmen. Of the brew eries into which ENGLISH CAPITAIi has been put, I can name the New York Brewery Company, the Frank Jones Brew ing Company, the Bartholomay Brewing Company, which comprises all the Roches ter breweries, the Chicago Brewing Com pany, which consists of McEvoy's and Wacker's breweries, and the United States Brewing Company. The Bartholomay and Chicago companies are organized under the English law, are under English control, and their stock is altogether in English hands. The others are partly English and partly American. The stock of most of thesecompanies is a mixture partly of En glish and partly of American corporations. The English investments were secured by getting options on the breweries and offer ing them for sale to English capitalists. "The Englishman is not coming over here with a bag of money looking for some spot .to dump it into. That isn't the sort of bus iness man he is. He doesn't buy any grab bigs, at least those I have met don't. The English capitalist is always ready to invest in an enterprise which has an established reputation that is in itself a guarantee of security. A big drygoods house which has nn established reputation, like Stewart's or Lord & Taylor, in New York; Jordon, Marsh, in Boston; Wanamaker's, in Phila delphia, and similar houses in the West, would find no difficulty in securing all the English capital it wanted. That is because these stores are known and people flock to them naturally. Enterprises with a large quantity of risk: in them are not likely,how ever, to find favor across the pond. John Hoe. LATE KEWS IK BRIEF. Nicholas Foley, who murdered Mrs.Pomeroy Clark at Elgin, Neb., was jesterdaj taken from the deputy Sheriff, who had captured him. and hanged to a bridge near the scene of his crime. Testerday'sjbond offerings agcregated S430, 400, as follows: Registered 4s, $2,700 at 129 ex interest; registered 4s, 5427,700 at lOGJjj. All the offers were accepted, except the i,7l0 registered 4s. The Controller of the Currency has auth orized the First National Bmk of Sabullsburg. Wis., and the Bloomfield National Bank of Woomneld, N. J to begin business, each with a capital of SoO.OOQ. William C. Lilly, who was alleged to have stolen a package containing 83 registered let ters from the Chicago postofflce a few weeks ago, was this morning found guilty of having stolen property in his possession, knowing the same to be stolen. A two-story wooden house on Fifth street place. South Boston, Mass., collapsed yesterday morning, burying several peoplo in the ruins. Annie Mullen, aged 10, and Thomas Flaherty, aged 13, were taken out dead. Mrs. Hannah Mullen, aged 32, had a leg broken, and Edward Nolan, aged 13, was severely injured. At Gainesville, Tex,, as Jailer Klebber and Conslablo Auglin were passing an alley jester day with two prisoners, John Wilson and Qus Dobbs, Wilson threw a handful of pepper in the jailer's eyes and attempted to escape. KleV ber, though partly blinded by the pepper, drew bis pistol and fired twice, 6hootlng Wilson dead. A very heavy storm visited central Illinois Thursday night, and the streams are again overflowed. The Sangamon river has snread all over the bottom, and hundreds of acres of farm lands are under water. Much corn is ru ined, while many fields are covered with weeds, the long-continued ram having prevented plowing. Considerable damage was done by the lightning and high wind. Considerable anxiety is felt by the people of Stanhope. Boonton and Dover, N. J., about the condition of the dam at the outlet of Lake Hopatcong. Since the heavy rains of a few days ago experts have been examining the dam. Lake Hopatcong is over three times as largo as Conemaugh Lake, being nearly 10 miles long, with an average width of three-quarters of a mile, while in some places it has been sounded to the depth of 150 feet. Tho water has been raised by the dam 26 feet above its natural level and the lake contains over 20.000,000,000 gallons of water. The dam is abont GO feet high and about 900 feet above tide water. It is ell built and has always been considered safe. It is said a new dam is to be built. The rumored indictment of the "Soo" Rail road officials for an alleged violation of section 2 of the inter-State commerce law seems thus far to be confined to a letter that United States District Attorney Baxter, of Minneapolis, re- vuivcu j.iutii .IUUUI4.9 u. wuuiej, vuainnan OI tho Inter-State Commerce Commission. The section referred to prohibits and discrimina tion in making rates for one shipper over an other. Judge Cooler's letter contained a copy of the "Soo" rate sheet, together -with a way bill of tho Kansas City road, which indicates that the "Soo" took a consignment of alcohol originating at some point not stated on the Kansas City road, from St. Paul to New York for fjyi cents per hundred, a cut under the published tariff rate for that class of goods. It was ascertained at the Pension Bureau yesterday that the commissioner had already reoelved telegrams from tho iTnitert States Pension Agents at Augusta, Me.,Topcka,Kan Detroit, Mich., Boston, Mass., and New York City, that the funds with whlch'to pay army pensions were exhausted and that no further payments of pensions conld be made nntil after Julyl. Mr. Bell, the chief ol tho acent's divi sion, said that all ot the other 12 agents would probably be out of money by the middle of next week, but that the soldiers and their de pendents would only have to wait for a few days for their money, as it was the intention of the Commissioner to have ample funds with which to pay all outstanding vouchers tele graphed to each ot the agents not later than July 2. BeechaM's Pills cure sick headache. Peaks' boap, the purest and best ever made. I AM selling a fine Havana Key West cigar 5 for 25c WirxiAM J. Feidat, YTTSvl 633 Smithfield street TEMPER OF TRADE. A Good Movement With a Rosy Pros pect for the Coming Antnmn. FIVE YOUNGSTERS MAKE A STRIKE. A local Building Contractor Hauls the Weather Clerk Over the Coals. WHIANALLEGHENIMANCHANGEDBASE Business last week was largely of the kind described as "average." There was a fair movement of the leading staples, but new features were conspicuously scarce. All agreed that the prospects for the fall trade were as good as could be desired. Stocks and oil were in the rut all week, but both were remarkably well sustained under the circumstances. Sales of stocks on call and otherwise were 5,812 shares. Coke was better and iron firmer. Business in mortgages was lighter than usual, the number recorded being 1S6, of a value of S291.606. The largest was for $18,000, A num ber were placed but not settled. Of these one was S2S,U00. Ileal estate began to pick up on Monday and was active all week. The transac tions so far as obtainable havo been reported from day to day in this department of The Dispatch. The number of deeds filed for record was 229, representing 8370,837. Said a prominent merchant of whom I re quested an opinion: "With the assurance of good crops, and with stocks of all the leading commodities very low or completely exhausted, the fall trade cannot be otherwise than active. In fact, the conditions favor a boom." Building operations fell off somewhat last week in consequence of bad weather. The number of permits issued was S3, all for small and medium-sized honsesthe estimated value of which is $95,455. The largest permit was taken out by Casper Balstensperger for eight brick two-story buildings on Ann street. Tenth ward. The next largest was taken out by Mar garet Wilkinson for four brick two-story houses on Main street. Seventeenth ward. A contractor vented his feelings thus: "The beastly weather ot the past two or three weeks has almost knocked me out I have a number of houses under contract to be finished by Sep tember L but haven't been able to do a thing on them. Other contractors are in the same predicament If the rain doesn't let up pretty soon we will have to throw up the sponge." I overheard the following conversation on Fifth avenue yesterday. It was between two friends, who had not net for some time: Mr. A "Where are yon living, JohnT I heard you had moved from Allegheny. Mr. B My home is near the mute school at Edgewood. I left Allegheny several months ago. Mr. A 'What Induced you to move to Edge wood? Mr. B. I bought an acre lot there last fall on easy terms, and soon sold enough of it to-almost pay for the lot and house I occupy. It was the best speculation of my life. The place is delightful, and is fast filling up Kith good peo ple. Mr. A Well, you were lucky, or sensible. Are there any more such chances out there T Mr. B. Plenty of them; not only there, but all around the city. Abont 18 months ago five young people, among them being a lady, having $10,000 be tween them, and who were personal friends of Messrs. Black 4 Balrd, made application to that firm to invest their money in real estate. The trust was assumed, and the investment made in vacant land at Roup station. It turned out better than expected, the profit to date be ing almost 100 per cent- This was considered good enough, and the youngsters ordered the transaction to be closed up, which was being done yesterday. The fortunate speculators have so good an opinion of real estate that they propose to re Invest in It through the same firm. They will probably choose the Squirrel Hill district for their second venture. In the course of a talk yesterday, a gentle man who handles a great deal of real estate said: "For several days the demand for business houses has been unusually large. Some want to purchase and others to rent When so many of the saloons were shut up by the decision of Judge White, I thought that business property would be a drng on the market But such is not the case. Many of the buildings thus va cated were suitable for other business, were in good neighborhoods and were soon rented. A few good ones are still empty, but I look for all of them to be occupied before the summer is over." The demand for this description of property is an encouraging indication of a revival of business and of confidence in the future. The following item appears in the Scotch' supplement of the Timber Trades Journal: "The standing wood on St Arnold's Hill, Glen Ogil, Kirriemuir, the property of Mr. Stephen Williamson, 31. PM has been sold to Mr. Henry Young, wood merchant. The trees, numbering 8,680. in three lots, consist of full-grown larch of excellent quality, upward of 70 years old. The exact price has not transpired, but it is re ported to be a little under 2.000." Here is nearly $10,000 for 70 years' growth of a timber not valuable for lumber. Growing trees for profit is an industry that ought to thrive in Western Pennsylvania. A need of better facilities for the handling of supplies and products in large manufactur ing establishments has led to the adoption in New York of tramway cars propelled by elec tric motors. Agieaterpart of the large mills being supplied with electric light systems renders this an easy matter, and it is safe to predict that before long the electric tramway will come to be considered a necessary feature In mill equipment t The Southern lumberman of June 15 con tains a portrait of Dr. Charles L. Goehring, of this city, and a sketch of his geometrical wood carving machine, which was noticed at length in The Dispatch some months ago. BDLLISH YIEWS. The Friends of Favorite Stocks Discern a Uoj Future. Captain Barbour labored hard and earnestly to excite at least a show of interest in stocks yesterday, but the effort was in vain, SO shares of Electric at 50 being the only transaction. There was a scramble for bank, bridge and railroad stocks, bnt the only result of it was the placing of along array of figures on the board. Bids and offers were far apart in most ases, and as there were no imperative orders no attempt was made to bridge the chasm, and the result was one of the tamest markets of a very tame week. There was no change in prices worth mentioning. Gossip was generally bullish. Electric, it was held by some, would soon emerge from under the dona tnai nas nosoarea it ior some time, and, like truth, rise again. Its firmness under peculiarly depressing circumstances wnspolnted to as evidence of inherent strength. Fiiendsof thoas stocks were also sanguine of an im provement, as a result of larger earning and smaller expenditures, when the reforms in management projected and in contemplation shall have been perfected. The weakness of the tractions was attributed to several causes. The fixed charges were said to be heavy, absorbing nearly all the earnings and leaving very little for dividends. It was stated, however, as an offset to this, that traffic was increasing at a rate that would soon lift the earnings far above expenses and make the stock one of the most valuable on the list The firmness with which it is held, and tho indispo sition to part w lth it at the enrrent quotations, faiorcondencein this view. Bids and offers were: BANK STOCKS. JHd. Asked Arsenal 65 .... Allegheny National Bank 62 .... Bankof Pittsburg.- 74 Citizens' National Bank 60 .... City Savings .'. 60 .... Diamond .National Bank 160 .... Duquesne National Bank. 145 Kxchanjre National Bank SI Farmers' Deposit National Bank 400 .... Kirst National Hank, Pittsburg 170 Kourth.Natlousll.ank IU 130 Kittti Avenue .....39 .... Freehold liank S3 German National Bank 220 .... Germanla havings Bank 750 .... Iron City National Bank 91 Keystone Bank or Pittsburg. 60J Masonic Bank ...v 59 .... Mechanics' National Bank 105 .... 119 and Manufacturers' Nat. Bank... 60 ...j PITTSBUKQ- DISPATCH,. Metropolitan National Bank 00 " Odd lellows' Savings Bank .65 70 nttsDurrJational Bank Commerce...! Pittsburg Banc forSavlngs 210 1'eople'sTfatlonal Bank 1"0 Third National Bank 1G0 Tradesmen's National Bank 225 DnfonNatlonal Bank 300 Mononcancla Bank 105 .... Enterprise Savings, Allegheny 50 .... German National Bank,AlleKheny.....l4 Second National Dank, Allegheny ISO Third National Bank, Allegheny. 134 Worklngmans Savings, Allegheny.... 5 .... IKSUKAJtCE STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Allegheny Insurance Co .... S3 Boatman's 27 .... City ..... fS Citizens 3j 40 German 5v . Monongahela 33 Peoples i j Western Insurance Co GAS STOCKS. Bid. Asked. 37 SB ...... .... -Vs Allegheny Gas Co. (Ilium.) Pittsburg Uas Co. (Ilium.) boutbslde Gas Co. (Ilium.) NATOIUA OAS STOCKS. Bid. Asked, Bridgcwatcr 51M 65 Cb&rtlcrs Valley Gas Co 49 Natural Gas Co. or W.Va Sl .... Ohio Valley. J5 Peoples Natural Gas Co SO Peoples Nat. Gas and Pipeage Co 17 .... Pennsylvania Gas Co 14 15s Philadelphia Co S6H XJ Pine l'.un. 90 Westmoreland and Cambria 23)j 3d Wheeling lias Co 29 30 FASSKSOEB BAILWAT STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Central Traction SIX iS-M Citizens' Traction 69 69 Pittsburg and Birmingham 100 -.. Pittsburg Traction BIH 52 Pleasant Valley 195 Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester.230 250 BAU.BOAD STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Allegheny Valley 2 - Plttsburgand ConnellsvJIIc -5 Pittsburg Junction K. K. Co 27 "SO PlUs., McK. & Yough. it. if. Co 56 Pitts., Cin. &bt. lonls 19 Pitts., Va. Jfc Charleston B. It Co S3 Pitts. S. Western It K, Co IS 13 Pitts. & Western B. It Co. pref. 20 '&X BRIDGE STOCKS. Bid. Asked, Ewalt(d street) 53 NorthsldeBrldgo Co 53 .... Monongahela 20 .... MIKISG STOCKS. Bid. Asked. La Norla Mining Co 1,H IX SUverton Alining Co 1 Yankee Girl Mining Co 1 .... ELECTEIC LIGHT STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Westlughouse 50)4 50X MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Union Switch and Signal Co 23? 23g V estlnghouse Air Brake Co 115 117H "Westlnghonse Brake Co.. Lim 64 70 The total sales of stocks at New York yes terday were 72,415 shares, including: Atchison, 7,200; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, 8,600: North-western. 3,000; Northern Pacific preferred, 1,230; Oregon Transcontinental. 1,105; Reading, 5,100; St Paul, 8,700; Union Pacific, 1,000. A GOOD KEC0ED. Bank Clenrinca Last Week Abend of Cor- responding Time Last Year. The local money market was reported in good condition yesterday, with a larger vol ume of discounts than for some time, and the routine departments well up. There was no scarcity of money to supply all demands, but if present expectations be realized, the surplus will not be burdensome by the time the fall trade sets in. In the meantime rates are steady, with a disposition to brace up. The bank clearings were not quite up to the Satnrday level, but they were large enough to indicate a free movement in general trade, and show a gain of nearly 400.000 over the corre spanding week of last year, when there was no special cause for depression, as now, and when the weather was more propltions. The figures for the day, week and year are instructive to all classes who pay attention to such things, and are appended: Exchanges ? 1,833,435 18 Balances 295,OT3 06 Exchanges for the week 11,369,27a 16 Balances lor the neck 1,63j,7iO 30 Exchanges, dally average 1,894 87919 Ex changes week of 188S 11,017,93212 Balances week of 18b3 1,432,723 19 Exchanges last week 11,973.537 18 Balances last week 2.463,120 00 Total exchanges, 1839 303, 8St 668 75 lolil exchanges. lfcSS 272.679 963 20 Gain 1889 over 183S to dat 31,134,705 55 Money on call at New York yesterday was easy, with no loans: closed offered at 2K per cent Prime mercantile paper; S5K. Ster ling exchange dull but steady at S4 87 for 60 day bills, and 4 i$i for demand. The weekly statement of the New York banks, issued yesterday, shows the following changes: Reserve, decrease, $1,382,725, loans, increase, 615,000; specie, decrease, $1,153,200; legal tenders, decrease, $343,900; deposits, de crease, $455,100; circulation, decrease, $23,500. The banks now hold $9,220,600 in excess of the 25 per cent rule. Government Bonds. Government bonds were dull and steady, closing as follows: IT. 8.new4Msrcg...l065 O. S. cur. h'ds, '96i.l21 U. S. cur. b'ds, '97S.124 If. S. cur. h'ds, '9Ss.ia U. b. cur. b'ds, 'Ws.130 u. a. newjjj coup.ivoH U. 8. new 4i reg 12H U.S. new 4s coup. ...129)s U. S. cur. b'ds, 'KSs IIS New York Clearings, $13271,626; balances, $7,706,430. Fortbe week-Clearings, $728,762,836; balances, $36,76.2,503. Boston Clearings, $15,881,357; balances, 81.815,316. For the week Clearings, $97, 708,612: balances, $11,631,485. For the corre sponding week last year Clearings, $70,823,485; balances, $7,(61,042. Philadelphia Clearings, $13,812,455; balances. S1,4S6,1C9. For the -neek Clearings, $77,558,285; balances, 510,491,311. BALTIMOBE-Clearings, $2.159,59S: balances, S346.829. 1 ' CHICAGO Money firm and unchanged. Bank clearings, $10,002,000. St. Louis Clearings, $3,703,694; balances, A FAMILIAR STOEI. Petroleum Still Lingering Among the Low ElUtic-Tlie Outlook. The oil market yesterday was stagnant and disappointing to many, who bad predicted a break of some kind. The opening was S3c the highest 83c. and the lowest and closing 63c, showing a fluctuation of only a for the day. Thiswas too narrow for the scalpers, and the professionals did very little. There was no out- siae interest. Tho Indications at the close were for a con tinuance of the present Condition until Jnly 1, when something will be done with the produc ers' reserve, after which, accoidlng to one au thority, there will be a radical slump, followed by a reaction early in the fall. But the adop tion of the system of trading in futures, which now seems assured, may change all this, A. B. McGrew & Co., quote: Puts, 83Kc; calls, S3& New York, June 22. The volume of trading in petroleum continues insignificant, and tho fluctuations are extremely narrow. Tho mar ket opened steady at 83c, became dull, as usual, and closed dull at 83c Consolidated Exchange: Opening, E3c; highest 83c; low est, 83c: closed, 83Kc Stock Exchange: Opening, 81c; highest, 8icj lowest, 83c; closed, mi Features of the Market. Corrected daily by John M. OaKiey A Co., 45 Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro leum Exchange. " Opened 8.- I Lowest B3H Highest 837a Loosed sl Barrels. Average runs , 51,080 Average shipments 73,105 Average cnaners ou,ooo Kenned, New York, 6.90c. Henne., London, 5Kd. Beflned, Antwerp, Wit. Beflned, Liverpool, S5-16d. Carrying, New York, flat: Oil City, flat: Brad ford, flat; Pittsburg, 25c premium. Other Oil Markets. Oil. Citt, June 22. National transit cer tificates opened at83Jc; highest, S3c; lowest, 83c;cloiedat83c. Bradford, June 22. National transit cer tificates opened at 83Kc; highest 83Jc: lowest 83c; closed at 83c. Clearances, 52,000 barrels. TrrusvrLLE, June 22. National transit cer tificates opened at 64c; highest, 83c; lowest, 83JSc; closed, eC; THE LAND WJ3 LOVE Continues to Change Ownership nt a Rapid Unto Luteal Deals. Alfes & Bailey, No. 161 Fourth avenue, sold to W. H. Wilson, for James Hunter, the prop erty situated on Huron avenue at the intersec tion of Wylle avenue, lot bOxSOO, and frame dwelling of 6 rooms, for $3,100 .cash. Black & Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold for "W. H. H. Piper, guardian for Sarah Lloyd, a lot 29x55 fcot, with three small brick houses thereon, situate on Scott alley, near Penn ave nue, for $6,500. This ii a remarkably good price, considering the location and size of the lot fieed R Coyle &. Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold lot No. C6 in Marion place plan, for $250 cash They also placed a mortgage of $3,600 at 6 per cent on property in WllKinsburp. Samuel "W. Black Co., 99 Fourth avenue, SUNDAY, JUNE 23, sold to William Brey, lor.SSOO, lot 25x120 feet being No. 10 in block No. 1, Danny plan, Twenty-eighth street. Thirteenth Vard. George 8. Martin, 503 Liberty street, sold in the Maplewood Park plan, Wilkinsburg, lots Nos. 99 and 100. having a frontage of 80 feet on Maplewood aVcnue, by 120 feet to Fahnestock lane, for $1,000. to Martin Klohe; also lots Nos. 168 and 169, fronting 80 feet on Mill street by 204 feet to Fahnestock lane, for $990 cash, to Sarah Skelly. John F. Baxter, 512 Smithfield street sold lot No. 256, Bank of Commerce Addition, Brushton station, frontace of 40 feet on Bennett street by 139 to a 20-foot allev. to J. B. Greer for $800. J. R. Cooper it Co.. 107 Fourth avenue, sold for Mrs. Louise Jones to J. E. Williams one lot In the Thirteenth ward for $2,800 cash, and placed a mortgage on Eighth ward property fox $2,000 at 6 per cent A SLIGHT SHRINKAGE. Building Operations Hampered by the Ef forts of Japlter Pluvias. Thirty-two building permits were Issued last week against 40 the week before. All were for small and medium-sized houses. Rainy weather must be held responsible for the drop. The following is the list: W. J. Carson, one brick two-story, 16x30 feet on Thirty-third street Thirteenth ward. Jane Laughlin. one frame one-story, 16x18 feet on Howards' lane, Fourteenth ward. George Gejer, one frame two-story addition', 10x14 feet on Jane street between Twenty eighth and Twenty-ninth streets. Twenty-fourth ward. Patrick McMlIlln. one frame one-story addi tion, 10x12 feet on Brownsville avenue, be tween Williams and Roanoke streets. Thirtieth ward. John Crone, one frame two-story addition, 12x19 feet, on Brownsville avenue, between Williams and Roanoke streets, Thirtieth w ard. Peter Laraneck, one frame two-story, 22x30 feet on Kramer way, near Boggs avenue, Thirty-second ward. ' Michael Gleeson, one frame two-story, 16x30 feet, on Williams street Thirtieth ward. T. C. Lazear, two brick two-story, 32x44 feet, on Alder street between Hiland avenue and Spahr street Twentieth ward. George Wolfram, one frame two-story, 18x34 feet, on Albert street near Boges avenue, Ihirty second ward. William Lenz, two brick two-story, 22 feet 6 inches by T2 feet 4 inches, on Meyran avenue, near Louise street. Fourteenth ward. John Lowery, two brick two-story and man sard, 40x50 feet on Cable place, Fourteenth ward. William Lowery, one frame two-story, 16x18 feet on Yew street near Edmond street, Six teenth ward. W.T. Wood, one brick three-story,2Gx20 feet on Meyran, near Forbes avenue, Fourteenth ward, Fred Frefflnger, one frame two-story. 22x16 feet on Braddock avenue, Twenty-second ward. Mrs. Barbara Jacob, two brick two-story, 20x 46 feet on 6425 Anrellia street Eighteenth ward. Annie Smith, one brick two-story, 17x52 feet on Fisk street near Geneva,Seventeenth ward. J. H. Nobbs, one brick two-story, 17x52 feet, on Fisk street near Geneva,Seventeenth ward A. M. Murphy, one brick two-story, I9x52 feet, on Fisk street, near Geneva. J. H. Nobbs, one brick two-story and man sard, 19x52 feet on Fisk street near Geneva, . Margaret Wilkinson, four brick two-story, 18 x52 feet each, on Mam street.near Butler street, Seventeenth ward. Pittsburg and Buffalo Railroad Company.one frame one-story shop. 18x30 feet, on South Thirtieth street, Twenty-fourth ward. Annie Davis, one frame second story addi tion, 16x16 feet on Walhers' alley, between Carson and river, Twenty-fourth ward. Matthew Rogan, one frame one-story addi tion, 14x14 feet ou Tioga street Twenty-first ward. Phillip RIeman, one frame two-story, 16x32 feet, on Wabash avenue. Thirty-sixth ward. Mrs. Anna Steinert one brick four-story, ISx 103 feet on Sweeny alley, near Enoch street Thirteenth ward. Casper Balstensperger, eight brick two-story, 14x30 feet each, on Arch street Tenth ward. E. Cox, one frame two-story, 16x32 feet, on Mohawk street Fourteenth ward. Miss Nellie Card, one brick two-story, 40x40 feet on DIthridge street, between Fifth ave nue and Center avenue, Fourteenth ward. John Lowery, one brick two-story, 22x59 feet on Fifth avenue, near Hallet streetFourteenth ward. Samuel McGlumphy, one frame two-story, 17 x32 feet, on Wickcllff street between Fifty second and Fifty-third, Eighteenth ward. Wm. Waller, one frame two story, 21x14 feet, on Mohawk street Fourteenth ward. M. C. Kan, six nrick two story, 100x43 feet, on Forty-eighth street, corner of Hatfield street, Seventeenth ward. Business Notes. The national bank depositories now hold $42,270,977 ot Government deposit. Henry M. Long sold yesterday 11 shares ot Tuna Oil Companyat 60. This is the first move ment in this stock for some time. The Westlnghouse Air-brake Company's books are closed for the regular quarterly divi dend, and the usual percentage is looked for. The Committee of Arrangements of the New York Exchange is maturing a plan which will, it is said, when completed revolutionize the ticker service. Extensive iron and steel works are to be erected at Vallejo, Cal. It is stated that $10, 000,000 have been subscribed for this purpose by a syndicate of English capitalists. The new Executive Committee of the Dollar Savings Bank is composed of the following gentlemen: Thomas H. Lane, William Speer, C. A. Dravo. The Auditing Committee con sists of James W. Brown and Edwin Bindley. At the last meeting a semiannual dividend of 2 per cent was declared. During the last 15 years the postal revenues of the Goverment have just about doubIed,or in one-half the time in which population has doubled. For the current fiscal year they are estimated at $55,000; in 1885, when tho popula tion of the United Sta'es was 56,900,C00 the postal revenues were S42,5W,C0O. Now the pop ulation is estimated at 62,900,000. The Michigan Senate has passed the bill regulating passenger fares on radraads at the rate of 2 cents per mile where the gross passen ger earnings of the road are $3,000 a mile or over, 2 cents where the earnings are between $2,000 and $3,000 a mile, and 3 cents for roads whero annual earnings are less than $2,000 a mile. The railroads in the upper peninsula are permitted to charge 5 cents a mile. PACTIONAL ADVANCES Scored by tho Leading Stocks In Splto of a Light Demand and Bearish In flnence" -r Railroad Bonds Qnlct and Firm. New YoBK,Juno 22. The stock market to day was again dull and uninteresting except for two or three stocks, and while there was great Indisposition to trade the market ex hibited a strong tone throughout and most of the leading snares show fractional advances this evening. The opening was fairly steady, but Atchison was per cent higher than last ovening. There was some buying orders from London in tho market and commission houses did the remainder, and while the bears were talking lower figures there was little done against tho list New England and St Paul were the only stocks in the regular list show ing any animation and moved up a fraction in the first hour, uhilo the rest were simply stag nant, although a firm tone marked tho limited dealings. The trnsts were specially active, however, but none of them showed any movement but sugar, which rose over 1 per cent during tho lirt hour and afterward shot up to Ub a rise of i per cent from last night's figures. Lack awanna became conspicnous for activity to ward the close, but Us movements were mado within the narrowest limits, while Wabash pre ferred became strong, though it gained only a small fraction. Cotton Oil weakened toward tne close, but the rest of the list were entirely de void of feature and tho market finally closed quiet, though firm generally at the best figures of the session. The final changes are quite Ir regular and in tho regular list for small frac tions only. Railroad bonds were qnlot and generally nrm, out wituout any special icature. xue sales reached 676,000 for all issues, of which the CUesapeake and Ohio contributed $106,000. Denver and South Park rose 2 to 23. The sales of bonds for the week aggregated $9,100,000, against $9,877,000 for last week. The following table snows tne prices of active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. Corrected flail for The Dispatch by Whit ney & Stephenson, members of iNew York BtocK jxcuangc, o r ourtn avenue: Open- High- liow lur. csu est Am. Cottort Oil 5S$ Atcn., lop. X b. V.... 4S K 46 Canadian Pacific Canada Southern Central ofNew.ierier.ll2M 112!4 112M nos lnc- Jlltls- as 50 54 112 34U 20H 102 71 HIM II ?3 1C9X inirai raeinc Chesapeake A Ohio ... 20 U., Bur.&Ouii.cr.....i02 20 20 101 71X C, alii. St, St. Paul..., 7ift C, aiu.A St. P., pr. C, Koctl. Jfcl' KH C, St L. & Pitts C, St L. 4 Pitts, pf. (i. St.P..M.&0 C, bt.F..M.&0.. pr. .... C & Northwestern.... I093f C& Northwestern, pf. .... C C C 1 '-'i Col. Coal A lroi 29 Col. & Hocking Yal Del., L. &V. 148 Del. Hudson Denver illloG .... Denver & Bio G.. nr. E.T., Va.AOa E.TVa, AGs lit pf.. .... t)67i SOU BOX kOM "i UH ;vi 30 28$ 2'J U MH W'A 147)4 1(75, 17 4SK fl& , .., va Illinois Central U4 Lko Erie ft Western 18X Lake Erie & West pr,. 8H4 BO'A G0i eo'A Lake Shore &. At S HbH IKJTj Va'A 1? LoulsvllleA Nashville. ;oj 70 7094 7034 Michigan Central S9s Mobile Ohio 12J4 alo., b.. ftTexas I1,, Missouri Pacific 74k 744 74M 4K N. V.. L. E. & W 27JJ W N.Y.. L. E.4W., pref 6S J' N. .. C. &StL.... I7tf 17 17K "X N, X.. C. & St L. nr. Jj N.Y.. C. 4St.L.2dnf W4 N.T4N. E HH 62 BIX 618 N.Y.. O. AW i;a 17 17X 17 Norfolk a; Western '? Norfolk Western, pf CITS Northern Pacific 28i 28 28)4 S"5" Nortnern Pacific nref. 67U ei'4 67 67)4 Ohio & Mississippi ,23 Oregon ImproTemcut &! Pacific Mall 34 33 UH 34k Peo. lee. Evans 21)4 Phlladet. &. Heading.. 4S! 43H 4S 48)4 Pullman Palace Car.. .186 ISO 186 18-i Richmond & W. P. T.. 2394 4 23J4 2SI4 Kichmond & W.P.T.pf 84 84 84 84 St. Paul & Dulnth St Paul & Dulnth pr. 85 St r., Minn. iUn 102 Sti.&SanFran 2854 2W4 M? 2SM St. L. & San Pran pf.. 2U 60 M M St. L.. A San P.lst pf. 112)4 Texas Pacific 21J4 UnlonPacinc 61K Cl)4 Sl'4 61M Wabasn..... 151 16 KH 16 Wabash preferred ZH 30 24 23M Western Onion S6J4 S6)4 W4 S6)4 Wheeling A L. E 69)4 Sugar Trust 114 US National Lead Trust. 3U) 2SWS Chicago Gas Trnst SSK S9M Ss)4 Wi Philadelphia Stocks. Bid. Asked. Pennsylvania Kallroad. 51K .... Reading Railroad 24 1-1S Lehlarh Valley -. 638 Lehigh Navigation MX . U. Co. 'sNew Jersey 2324 .... Boston Atch.AToc..lst7s. 117S Atch.LandGrant "S1074 Atch.i1op.it It.. 4694 Boston A Albany.. .212 Boston A Maine 200 C. 11. AU 102)4 Clun. San. A Cleve. 24) Eastern R. if. S3 Eastern R. K. 6s ....125 Little R. & Ft. S. 7.106)4 Mexican 'en. com.. 16) Mex.C 1st mtg. bds. eSH N. Y. ANewEne... 6I9 N.Y. &N.E. 7s... .123)4 Old Colony 175 Stocks. Rutland, com U Is. Central, com, Wis. Central pt, A 22H 6 MlouezMgCo(new) . 85 lainmes x uecia... Catalna tranklln Huron Osceola. fewablo (new).... Uaincy Bell Telephone Boston Land Water Power Tamarack 209 12)4 8)4 , 1H :S 51 .243)4 6 . eC 103)4 MAEKETS BY TOE. A Quiet Day In Wheat, With a Slight Break Iu Fricci Corn Boomed by the Weather Imrd Makes a Spurr. Chicago Early in the session to-day a good business was transacted in wheat but during the most of the , time interest was lacking, and an unusually quiet day was passed. A promi nent local trader was ostensibly buying, at the same time there was good selling by prominent commission houses. July opened JiK higher, bnt the advance was not sustained. Bather free selling caused gradual easing np of prices, and a decline of c was established. The early firmness was due to the strong tenor of cable advices, and the improved weather in the Southwest bad a tendency to create weakness and the subsequent decline. Fluctuations were slight, and operators mani fested but little interest in the market The volume of specnlation was quite liberal dnring the first two hours, but toward the latter part of the session trading decreased perceptibly and dullness prevailed. The weather, although clearer thronghont the corn belt was regarded as too cool to cause the crop to grow rapidly, and, as cables were firmer and shipping demand1 good, a flrmerf eel lngprevalled,butprices only fluctuated. The opening was" firmer and HHc better tor July and steady on the longer futures. There was fair selling on the appreciation, and. as buyers did not take hold with a vim, slight recessions were recorded, but closing sales showed a frac tional gam over yesterday's last transactions. Oats were quiet and steady and without in teresting features. In mess pork trading was only fairly active and prices ruled irregular within a small range. Early sales were made at 23C advance, but the market soon weakened and prices receded l012c. Toward tho closo more steadiness pre vailed and prices rallied again and closed steady. A decidedly stronger feeling prevailed in lard. While the advance in prices was small, there was less pressure to sell and the demand was fairly active. Prices were advanced 2 5c and the market closed steady. A moderate trade was reported in short-rib sides. Prices ruled rather firm attheadvace gained yesterday. The leading futures ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 Jnly. 7Si7oK77K77e; Angust, 7o7S!i757o)ic; September, 7 M f757o7dc; December, 77JT7JC6!77 77C Corn No. 2 July. 3435K3435c; August 353533iS3c; September, 35J4 35K353.c. ' Oats No. 2 J gust, 2222c Mess Pore, per bbl.-July, $11 7011 75 11 tll 72: August Sll 7511 feOigll 72X 11 SO; feeptemuer, Sll 9011 9511 82XQ11 87k. Lard, per 100 Bs. July. $6 558 5o 6 oogO 55; August, S6 6J6 62Io 50 C 02K: September, 56 7C6 726 700 70. &UORT Ribs, per 1U0 lb!. July, Jo82K5 85 5 82i:5 8o: August 85 90(fi5 92go 90 5 92,September, 6 00 005 97K06 00. Cash quotations were as follows: Flour firm and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 79c; No. 8 spring wheat, 7077c: No. 2 red, 79c. No. 2 corn. 85c. Ao. 2oats,22'4c. No. 2 rye, 40Uc No.2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, $1 50. Prime timothy seed, ?1 3C1 S3. Mess pork, per barrel, $11 7011 75. Lard, per 100 pounds,S6 52. Short ribs sides (loose), E5S05 8a Dry salted shoulders (boxed). So 25. Short clear sides (boxed), SG 12Kb 2& Sugars cut loaf, un changed. Receipts Flour.10,000 barrels; wheat 15,000 bushels: com, 120000 bushels: oats. 117,000 bushels; rye, 2,000 bushels; barley, 2,000 bushels. Shipments FIonr,19,000harrels:wheat 39,000 busnels: com. 605,000 bushels; oats, 44,000 bushels; rye, 41,000 bushels; barley. 6.000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was firm and unchanged. Eggs firm atl2Kc. LITE STOCK MARKETS. Condition of the Market nt the East Liberty btock Yard. OFFICE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. J East Liberty, June 22, 18S9. ( CATTLE Receipts. CbO head; shipment, 520 head; market, nothing doing; all through con signments; no cattle shipped to New York to day. Hogs Receipts. 1,000 head; shipments, 800 bead; market firm: all grades 4 S0 60; no hogs shipped to Now York to-day. Sheep Receipt'. 400 head; shipments, 800 head: market nothing doing here. 6. F. O. E. NOTES. Brother Garvey, of Lima Lodge, was in tho city last week. The Finance Committee on the reunion met on last Thursday evening. Brother Tom Gazolle is out again, and we hope be will not be laid up again. Brother James Moore, of Pittsburg Lodge, arrived in Liverpool last Wednesday. Brother Frank McDonald leaves to night for New York and sails on Thursday for Europe. Brother McIlwaine was in New Castle last week and was treated royally by the mem bers of that lodge. Brother Mcinttre, of Pittsburg Lodge, did some noble -work at Johnstown with tho Pittsburg firemen. ' Brother Kelly, of Boston Lodge, Brown, of Indianapolis, and Fessenden. of Paterson, were in the city last week. Brother Handback, of New Castle Lodge No. C9, who moved to Allegheny recently, buried one of bis children last week. Brother C. B. Powers, tho ex-Leagne in pire; J. O. Sutherland. J. L. Holloway, J. O. McCready and W. J. Harlan, of New Castle Lodge, spent a few days in the city last week attending the ball games. They spoke very highly of the coming reunion. New Castle Lodge will be here in full force. Brother Baker, who was formerly a mem ber of Pittsburg Lodge but now a member of Dayton Lodge was in the city a few days last week. He attended a, special meeting on last Thursday ovenlneand said Dayton would turn out a large delegation lor the reunion. Brother Baker will spend tho fall here attending the Exposition. Over 200 varieties of Imported Key "West and Domestic Cigars from 2 to $40 per 100. G. "W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and 97 Filth ave. When baby was sick, wo gave her Castorla, When she was a Child, slice led for Castorla, When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla, When she bad Children,she gaje thorn Cast oria ap9-77.jnrrsu SEOEET SOCIETIES. I. O. G. T. Tarentum Lodge No. 121. L O. Q.T.,on June 12 and 13, held a festival, the net proceeds $71 being for the benefit of the Johnstown sufferers. Danzlitcrso! UcbeUnb. The ladles of Alice Carey Lodge, No. 120, Laura Vane Lodce. No. 138. Ida May and Ade laide Nicholson Lodges D. of K.. have secured Mendel's Hall, 102 and 104 Ohio street, com mencing next Tuesday at 9 A. it. for the pur pose of making clothes, bedding, under clothes and all necessary articles for housekeeping for the relief of their I. O. O. F. members at Johnstown. Royal Arcnnnm. The boat excursion to Economy of Everett Conncil.Royal Arcanum, which will take place next Wednesday, promises to be one of the most enjoyable of the secret society events of the season. The excursionists will leave tor Economy from the foot of Wood street on tho steamer Mayflower at 2 p. 11., and return to the wharl at 111-, jr. The feature' of the day will be a tour among the quaint Economites. an excellent supper on board the boat and some fine music by Stelzner's Orchestra. Order of United Friends. At a meeting held the other evening at August P. Mueller's.cornerFortj-second street and Penn avenue, ladies and gentlemen banded their names in for the purpose of organizing a new Council of the Order of United Friends. Any person desinug to become a charter member will please hand bis name to Grand Deputy Organizer August F. Mueller. Forty second and Penn avenue, or B. F. Leech, 4915 Dearborn street Jr O. V. A. M. South Side Council No. 133, win hold ita third annual picnic at Linden Grove, on the Castle bhannon Railroad, , July 4. Dancing from 11 A. 11. to 11 F. M. Garfield Council No. 0 will give their sixth annual basket picnic at Hulton Grove, Alle gheny Valley Railroad, on Saturday, July 13. The Committee of Arrangements is composed of the following members: John M. Prescott, Jr., Hugh Wilson, J. Reed. W. J. Thomas. J. M. Gould, J. Pressler, F. V. Humes. C. 31. B. A. The committee on holding a reunion will meet this evening at 720 at 4211 Penn avenue. Grand President J. B. Fox instituted Branch No. 61 at Ridgeway, Elk county, last week. On next Thursday evening Branch No. 63 will be instituted at St George's schoolbouse, at Allentown, by Deputy JSL H. Hagar. The examinations of charter members at Braddock will close to-morrow evening. This branch will be instituted on Wednesday.July 3. On the SOth inst Branch No. 41 will hold a special open meeting at Foley's Hall, West End. The meeting will be addressed by Revs. Coserove and Keenoy. and also by Grand First Vice President J. W. Sullivan and others. The Equitable Aid Union. The supreme and grand union sessions of this order have recently been held, and the re ports show a satisfactory condition of the or ganization. The Grand Lodze was held Hst week in Oil City with about 250 representatives in attendance. This order now has an entire raemhersMp of nearly 30,000. extending over 14 States and Territories, from Boston to San Francisco. This order is open to both sexes on eqnal terms. There are but two unions of the order in Pittsburg: No. 102 meets in Frekers Hall. Butler andTblrty-eighth street, on Wed nesday; John C. Ort Secretary; T. R. Evans, Medical Examiner, and W. J. Starr, Represen tative. No. 2S4 meets at Twenty-sixth and Penn on the first and third Tuesdays of each month: Frank Stanick. Secretary; J. J. Green, Medical Examiner, and John Hedrlcks. Repre sentative. Through the exertion of represen tatives, the next session of the Grand Union will be held in Pittsburg, and an organized ef fort is being made to largely increase the mem bership in this vicinity before that time. Ilcptasopln. Pittsburg Conclave No. 89 will have over 300 members after its next meeting. Braddock Conclave No. 78 will show a hand some gain at the close of the present term. S. L. Goldman, Supreme Sentinel, reports the conclaves in the Monongahela Valley are in excellent condition. "All conclaves elect delegates at their last meeting this month to the district conventions, which elect supreme representatives. These conventions meet the first week in July. The Execntlve Committee having in charge the L O. H. relief f nnd, will send several of its members to Johnston n the coming week and arrange some basis to distribute additional re lief now in its hands. It has expended abont f 1,000 already iu food, clothing, cash, etc Friendship Conclave No. 3 proposes to go to work in earnest and become a supreme rep resentative of its own, the same as Pittsburg Conclave No. 89. It has many prominent men in its ranks, and should be able to recruit its membership to 300 without much effort WiiataComiort! RcDirt! NoFuss! Flo Sack Ache! LASTS LONGER, LOOKS BRIGHTER, and makes tlic Shoes WEAR BETTER. Don't let the women have all the best things, but uss t'sIOIflBlaoking ONCE A WEEK ?OR MEM. ONCE A MONTH FOR WOMEN.: I find ita tip top Harness Dressing. WOLFF & RANDOl' 'PH.Philadelphi snvrsu DESKS A. SPECIALTY. Tho SfosT Complete Stock: in the city. BED ROCK PRICES. We also manufacture this wonderful combination. Easy CTUnlr. STEVENS CHAIR CO. No. 3 SIXTH ST, ml2-Wsu PITTSBURO.PA liUOKEIW-FINANCUL. TTTH1TNEY & STEPHENSON, 7 FOURTH AVENUE. Issue travelers' credits through Me.-srs.L'rcxel, Morgan & Co , New York. Passports procured, apas-i ,co.issio.m, 2 Railroad JUinfn?ni II ? Stoolfs. Stocks. I UIL. I I OUGHT MD SOLD an Francisco, Philadc For cash or on margin, either on New York; an Francisco, Philadelphia or Boston ex changes. Loans mado at low rates of interest. Established 187(1. 3- Weekly Circular FREE. . R. CHISHOLM & CO.. 61 Broadway, N. Y. mlll3-97-SU JOHN M. OAKLEY & CO., BANKERS AND BROKERS. Members Chicago Board of Trade and Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange. 45 SIXTH ST., Pittsburg. BIALTO BUILDING, Chicago. mjlss-a-TTSU Jmh mm hbL '7 1 rt TlJH''I'rrnVi'fl''vM rc ZT32y 13 M IMPORTANT CASK Mr. Charles A. Millerfcngly Ap pears as a Witness. A PART OF HIS TESTIMONY. "I will tell you the story just as it is, then you can judge of its importance your self. It seemed very important to me, bo cause I felt, as my friends did, that my trouble could not help but end in my being obliged to give np work and everything else. I was failing so steadily and surely." It was Jlr. Charles A. Miller who was speaking. He has been engaged for a long time at A. Speer & Son's Globe Works, on Duquesne way, below Sixth street. 'It seemed to begin," he continued, "with a cold and cough. My nose would run freely. Then, after a time, it seemed to clog up so, that I was hardly able to breaths through it There would be a dull pain in. my forehead, over my eyes, and ringing and buzzing noise in my ears. My eyes would fill with water, and were so weak and in flamed that I could hardly see to read. I bad to be always hemming and hawking, and raising phlegm, especially after my meals. "It was not long, however, before what I supposed to be a cold, or a succession of colds, became more serious. There were in tense pains in my head, and a clogging up of my throat which made my breathing very difficult I hadvsharp, shooting pains in my chest, running through to the shoulder blades. Dizzy spells would come over me, accompanied by frequent palpitation of the) heart, which, made me miserable all the) time. Mr. Charles A. Jliller. "I lost steadily in flesh. My sleep didn't seem to do me any good. I would get up in the morning feeling as tired as when I went to bed. My Appetite failed. N ight sweats weakened me terribly. I had feverish spells, followed bv a cold, chilly feeling, which made me unfit for business. Whatever I would take on my stomach seemed to rest like a heavy load there. I would have a feeling of discomfort and nausea after eat ing. I would sit down to the table with a hearty appetite, and would only eat a few mouthfnls. I tried everything and everybody, but grew steadily weiker and worse. My head and throat became almost unbearable. The pains in my chest and nigh't sweats in creased. At "last I read in a newspaper ot a case similar to my own which had been treated and cured by Drs. Copeland & Blair. I went to see them myself, and found their charges verv reasonable and within my means, though. I am not a rich man. Although they did not promise much, I felt that they could help me. They did, indeed. I improved steadily from the start under their treatment My head and throat became clear. The night sweats disappeared. I gained in weight, and bad no more pains in my chest or pal pitation of the heart My friends noticed my improvement and congratulated me on it I feel well and strong now; quite like another man. It was not by any means a temporary im- Erovement I continued to get stronger and etter, until the last trace of my trouble passed away. There is not a sum of it left now. lam a well and hearty man, and feel very grateful to Drs. Copeland & Blair for my complete and entire recovery." Mr. Charles A. Miller, who makes this state ment, is engiced, as stated, at A. Speer & Son's Globe Works, on Duquesne way, below Sixth street. He lives in Ohio township, eizbt miles out on the Fort Wayne road, and hit statement can be easily verified. THE FRAZIER CASE. A Remarkable Statement Made by an Arehiisel Well Known in Both Cities, Mr. John G. Frazier, the architect, well known in Pittsburg and Allegheny, for merly a resident of the latter city, at "pres ent livinjc at 5710 Kirkwood street, said: "I was steadily and constantly losing in flesh and strength. In a few months I had fallen away over 25 pounds. My appetita failed me. I conld get no sleep. I was un fit for work, unfit for everything. I dreaded tne slightest exertion; didn't feel like see ing or talking to any. body. I was nervous, weak, irritable and despondent- just man aged to drag; myself through my work that was all. It seemed as if I did nothava strength or ambition enough to lire. My head got to be con tinually affected. My eyes began to troubla me. At last I real, ized that I was get over three months Mr. Frazier. tine deaf. For 1 could hardly hear anything at all, My eyes became aim and watery. They grew so weak that I could hardly see torea'd and had to wear glasses. For two yean or more I realized that this catarrhal trouble was extending, and it has been within the last two years that I be gun to experience its constitutional effect and conld see, as my friends conld, thai X was fast going down. There was difficulty ia breathing, and a sense of weight and oppress ion on my chest What little I did eat did not seem to agree with mo. My stomach nould feci as if it was overloaded as if there was a weight on it. The sense of taste and smell seemea to pe Rone. j. wa bu weujt coaiu hardly get around. My muscles felt as if they bad wasted away. I bad read in the papers, of the work that was being done by Drs. Copeland t Blair. I went to see them. Their charge! seemed to me to be merely nominal, they wera so low. I placed myself nnder their care. "Well, in the luit three weeks I gained six pounds in flesh. I improved steadilv. My ap petite returned. I got sound, refreshing nights of sleep, and woke up in the morning f eelins rested and strong. Mr hearing was entirely restored. My ejes became strong again and I have laid away my glasses, bavin? no further use for tbem. I feel now strong and well, like another man, and am vet grateful to the doctors .for my restoration.' DOCTORS PSLIlffll Are located permanently at 66 SIXTH AYE., Wbei 0 they treatwlth success all curable oases. OfSAohours OtollX. il.:2 to5 P. K.;7to9 V. St fVlunday included). Speckilties-CATARBH, and ALL DIS EASES of the EYE, EAR, THROAT and, LUNGS. Consultation. SL Address all mall to DBS. COPELAND 4I3LAIK, , jell 63 Blxth ave., Pittsburg, Pa, m(wm ss- c St