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j?fif v n - . .. l W fonvxti k SOCIBTIES e' All communications for this department should he mailed to reach The Dispatch not later than Saturday morning. Eeasonahlo space ti ill be freely piven to all organiza tions classified under this heading. Jr. O. TJ. A. M. Ho, for Cleveland. A Jr. O. TT. A. M.parade will take place at Hazcltqn, Pa., July i. Brother J. A. Mcrarland, of Lorena Coun cil, died Friday. Funeral to-day. The Council recently instituted in Bridge Villc, Pa, ill hold a picnic July i. State Councilor Collins returned home from Lancaster. Pa, Monday morning. The afteeuth anniversary of Smoky City Council No. 119, will be celebrated nest Fri day evening. The Jr. 0. U. A. M. will be largely repre sented in the parades and other observances, on Decoration Day. State Councilor Collins will attend the meeting of Invincible Council No. S3, Mon thly evening. Visitors from a number of other councils will be present. The corner stono of the new school house at Wilinerding, Pa, was laid Saturday after noon by State Councilor Stephen Collins. The exercises were in charge of North Star Council No. 490, of that place. Brother Luther Snoop, of Manorville Council No. 290. rased throuch the city Tuesdav, on his wav to Los Angelo, Cal, where he expects to locate permanently. Ho will also try to organize a council there. A living monument has already been erected to the memory of onr late Junior Past Stato Councilor, by the organization of J. P. Winower Council Xo. CIS. It will bo composed of quite a number of the brightest young men of this city. Councils will soon begin to elect delegates to the next State Council. A word of advico ma j-not be out of place. Brothers remember our exalted principles are ever at stake, but at no time i- it as necessary to have the f uturo well being and prosperity of our order at heart as w lien we select the men who are to make the laws for our government and to outline the policy v Inch our organization is to pursue. Let the men you select bo sober, industrious, intelligent and conserva tive representatives. At the meeting of Benjamin Franklin Council SIS, 102 Fourth avenue, Tuesday evening, there will ba a number of special feature-.. Two pi omincnt voung men of this city ill be initiated, and the State Councilor and about 20 Deputy Stato Councilors will be present Among other visitors will be How-, ard L. Calder, Lsq, a prominent young at torney of Harrisourg, ihois Deputyfctate Councilor, and ono ot the hard workers of the Middle district. Every member of the order is invited to be present, and they will not regret being there. Connellsville is promised the lanrest and most enthusiastically patriotic Fourth of July in her history, savs the Courier of that city. The American Mechanics are getting down to work in earnest to make- their big parade a grand success. They have been spun ed on to this by the recent Socialistic speeches and demonstrations in the coke region. The red flag has been peculiarly ag gravating to the intense patriotism of the American Mechanics, and they are anxious to show the rabble who rally under it how well American labor loves the American flag. From present indications the demon- sn-auon win no tnc largest ever witnessed in Western Pennsylvania. B. T. O. Elks. The next Grand Lodge meeting and re union will be held at Buffalo. The grand social session and ball given at the Auditorium was a marked success. The Denver delegates wore badges of solid silver, 'with the features of Vivian, the lounucr ui uie x.iks, in renei. The beautiful floral representation of the National Capitol, brought by the Washing ton Lodge, was admired by everyone in The Pittsburg and McKeesport lodge mem bers who attended tho Louisville reunion speak very highly of the manner in which they were received and entertained. Tho Chicago Lodge Xo. 4 gave a grand re ception last Tuesday afternoon at Louisville to their brethren in Union Hall. Champagne punch was one of the features ot the enter tainment. At the conclusion of the social session at Louisville last Monday evening, the stage was given over to dancing, while refresh ments were served in the rear. The dancing was kept up until 2 o'clock; when "Home, Sweet Home" was played by the band, and the ball broke up and the fun was over, but the pleasant memories of it will linger for many n day. The Elks' ball was certainly a grand success. Brother a B. Hav, of Washington Lodge, the cliainnau of the grand social session, opened tho session last Monday night by a humorous speech, in which he paid many compliments to the ladies, and introduced Governor'Buckner as tho speaker of tho evening. Speeches were then made bv Major Alfred Orendorff, of Springfield, IlC; John H. Dec, Boston; Major Armstrong, Cleveland: Dr. Quinlin, Chicago; Hon. Bovd "Winchester, Louisville; F. S. Parson, Louis ville; Hamilton E. Leach, Washington, and Rev. H. G. Perry, Chicago. Tho presentation of the prize banner was made to Washing ton (D. C) Lodge by Colonel Harry Wcissin ger, ami a handsome solid silver gavel was presented to the Grand Exalted ltuler. Dr. Pinion Quinlin, of Chicago, by Judge Hollo Wells, of Pueblo, CaL, on behalf of the Pueblo Lodge. Protected Home Circle. Last Liberty Xo. 59 added two to the role last week. Pittsburg Xo. 4$, initiated a number of candidates last Saturday evening. July 15 will be Protected Home Circle day. Placo and time of trains later. Mt. Washington Xo. 2L meets Tuesday. Work is expected for tliat evening. The McKeesport Circle reports a boom in the order there Dr. Frank IV". Burlingame is hustling for it Banner Circle Xo. 38, at Sharpsburg, is booming. Sister Mollie L. Cricks is a worker, and is getting members Allcnto'B n Xo. SO meets Monday evening at Incline HalL The Supremo Organizer will be present at this meeting. Triumph, of Allegheny, is doing finely withameuibciship of CO and three candi dates for its next meeting. Charles Schliser, of Allegheny, is pushing tlieGennaneircle with the assistance oflC C Xcudal, of the postolhoe. With the instituting of tho new circle at Duquesne Hcit!lit, the order has a member ship of over 500 in Pittsburg. Dr. Hugh McXary, late port phvsician of Sharlot Harbor, Florida, is Medical Exam iner for Peerless Xo. 75 at Duquesne Heights. Wednesday evening, May 27, Supreme Or pmizcr W. S. Bailey will institute a circle at Diuiuesne Heights, in Grand View Hall, with 24 charter applicants. A meeting of the General Committee on ricmc. N called for Wednesday evening, June !0, 7-45 o'clock, at Solon Hall, 09 Firth avenue. J. 11. Johnson is Chairman cndW. fc. lUiley, secretary. Order of Solon. Deputy Davis organized lodges at Boston mid McEeesport smce May L Supreme Vice Piesident McMillen has Just returned from a trip to Johnstown. Deputy Samuel C. Beatty reports flvo new members tor next meeting of Allegheny Lodge Xo. 2. Central Lodge Xo. 37, of Allegheny, is look-ThK'.ip-mtu new-material, bixnewmembers ntn add.xl to the roll since May L 1-m!i ti pi !-rii t outlook. Success Lodge Xr. KJJ -. .; iiine into tlm fifth placo inifie Hour nitiirv. Its i.ieml:rs aio great work el's. The Nwp'vino Provident ronorts several In itiates Kir lUll Lodge Xo. 7," to be received nt its next itsrular meeting, Tuesday even ing. May 20. o. j - Deputy Glauser has turned upat Franklin Pa. An orjeu nieetinir vn lipid at time place Wednesday evening and largely at- J tended. The result tras a lodge of Solon. Supreme President Ball and Supreme Treas urer Godfrey were present. , Tno Board of Supreme Trustees has re ceived during the past four weeks applica tions for loans aggregating $50,000, at 6 per cent interest. The special session of the Supreme lodge will convene to-morrow. Representatives from all parts of the country are expected to be present Eintracht Lodge No. 104, has moved into handsome new quarters .at Incline Hall, Knoxville. Regular meetings first and third Tuesdays of each month. Star Lodge No. 5 will entertain its friends Thursday evening, May 23. A select pro gramme has been arranged, and a large attendance is expected. The Heptasophs. Greensburg Conclave had 11 applications at its last meeting. J. K. Moorehcad Conclave has challenged McEeesport Conclave. There has been an other good increase in the order during the last month. The county conclaves are doing propor tionally better than the city conclaves. Friendship Conclave Xo. 3 has been doing very good work during the present year. The Alpine Quartet, of this city, will ap pear for Mt. Pleasant Conclave Monday evening. Mt Pleasant Conclave will give a recep tion in the Mt. Pleasant Opera House to morrow evening. , J. TY. Cruett, one of the Supreme Trustees, met with tho misfortuno and loss of consid erable property by a flro during the week. The conclaves will be redistrictedand con ventions orderedfor tho selection of district deputies as soon as the same can be ar ranged. SuprcmeOrganizerEdwardF. James, from Philadelphia, is in the city on business con nected with his department, and to hold a conference with the Supreme Archon. Under the lawns adopted at the last Su preme session the subordinate officers are now agents of the members. They should be now interested in making good selections to fill the responsible positions. C.SLB.A. The father of Attorney J. M. Bourke, mem ber of 34, fell a victim to the poisoned sturgeon last week. Members tender Brother Bourke their sympathy In his great loss. Tho C. M. B. A. excursion to the Thousand Isles, July 20. is now tho principal topic in C. M. B. A. circles in this city. The fare for the round trip has been placed at $12, good for 15 days. Xames will te received Dy J. M. Molanphy, Liberty avenue and Thirty-third' street. Xew branches are now under way in St. Mary of the Mount and Holy Cross, South side, and St, Peter's, in Allegheny. Deputy F. J. Brady will holding a meeting at 1 o'clock this afternoon at Holy Cross School Hall. The annual convention of tho L. C. B. A. will bo held July 20 in Corry, Pa. Branch 34, East End, is making great Preparations for their open meeting next riday evening.May 29, in Odd Fellows' Hall, Frankstown avenue. Musical and literary attractions will constitute the programme. Members of sister branches are cordially in vited to attend. This branch is looming up in members: having elected no less than seven last Friday evening, one of them bo ing a priest. Sexennial League. Five new members last month was the record of Xo. 43. The League now has 28 districts, is S3 months old, and has called 36 assessments. Twenty-one new lodge's were instituted last month. Seven were sisterhood lodges. Tho Sexennial League is getting over 1,000 new members every month, is rapidly ex tending all over the country, and has lodges In Xova Scotia. Xew Mexico and Canada. All the local lodges are increasing their weiuuersuip. Brother J. C. Miller, of Xo. 43. is doing well at his new venture in McKeesport. Brother Alva Borland is prospering also in Blalrs villo. Brother George Hill, of Xo. 170, con templates a change in his domestic relations. We can congratulate him. L O. G. T. Duncan Lodge is still increasing in mem bership wonderfully. Friendship Lodge has initiated 21 candi dates during the last quarter. Lawrence Lodge had no initiation last meeting night, but had a large number of visitors. West Manchester Lodge has appointed a committee to make arrangements for its an nual Fourth of July picnic It would be a good idea for the delegates to the next session of tho Grand Lodge to use their efforts in trying to get the Grand Lodge to hold a session in Pittsburg or Alle gheny some time in the near future. Tho semi-annual convention of the Alle gheny County District, Independent Order ot Good Templars, was held yesterday in tho West Manchester Lodge Hall, Ohio and West Diamond streets, Allegheny. Fifty delegates were present. District Chief Templa W. W. Calpass, of Tarentuin, presided. The morning was taen up by "organization and other routine business. In the afternoon resolutions were passed reaffirming the stand previously taken against all traffic in liquor and indorsing the use in schools of the scientific temperance Instruction books. Several addresses were made showing that the district is In a prosperous and united condition. The election of officers was held and those elected are: District Chief Tem plar, Harry E. Johnson; District Chief Coun cillor, Thomas N. Kev: District Vice Tem plar, Laura Donnell; District Superintend ent, K. K. Thorne; District Secretary, Omert Haggerty; District Treasurer, W. F. Itay; District Chaplain, W. a Fuller; Marshal, Benjamin Elkins; Guard, W. F. Dickens; Sentinel. W. X. Baker. These officers wero installed and the convention adjourned. General Lodge Notes. Tho next regular meeting of Reliable Counoil 56, L S. of I, will be held next Thursday evening, May 28, at Engineers' Hall, Xo. 19 Federal street, Allegheny, at which time officers will be nominated for tho ensuing term. Mt. Washington Lodge 332, K. of P, al its meeting last Thursday evening conferred the rank of Pago upon three candidates, the rank of Esquire upon two, tho rank of Knight upon tno and received flvo propositions for membership. D. D. G. C. David Deakin was S resent and said ho -n as proud of the manner i which 333 is doing the work. The Board of Managers of the Chosen Friends Sick Benefit Leairue of the Western District of Pennsylvania met at Wilkins burg last Wednesday, when a full number of members were reported on the rolL Certifi cates will be issued Juno 1, and the next meeting of tho board will be held at Mendel's Hall, Allegheny, at 8 o'clock, Friday, June 5. The Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F, met the past week, and showed the order has gained nearly 5,000 members, having -LOOS lodges in working order now. The District Deputy Grand Masters arc: For Middle District, Thomas Mathews; Xorthom District, James B. McMeans; Southern District, Charles F. McElhatton; Southeastern District Cleon Gicquelais, of McKeesport Members or Union Lodge Xo. 87, A. O.U. W, turned out in eoodlv numbers last Friilnir night to listen to an address by Bev. F. H. i osier, pastor ot tno iignteenth street M. P. Church, of tho Southside, and they were gratified far beyond their most sanguine ex pectations. The reverend gentleman is a member of Erie Lodge Xo. 59. Jurisdiction of Xew York, and promises to visit Union Lodge often. Xoxt Friday night this lodgo will nominate its officers for the ensuing term, and a lively time is expected. Six months ago a young order known as TheShieldcamoquietly into thecity.and was established with-aDout 20 youhg men as charter members. Tho supreme officers promised that the order would pay $100 for SCO, the latter amount to be paid in In assess ments of H each. More or less distrust was placed in the scheme, owing to the failure of several similar organizations. During the past week, however, the members wero notified that their money would bo paid them on May 23, the dity it is due. On that evening a complimentary entertainment will he riven in Sailer's Hull, nnmoi- Smifh. field and Diamond streets, where there will be recitations and music by well known local talent, and an address by the Supreme Past President of the organization, ho will cash the certificates of the members, giving each a check for $100. The thirty-eighth annual conclave of the Knights Templar of Pennsylvania will be held in Eric commencing Tuesday at 3 r. M. About 450 Knights will go from. Pittsburg and Allegheny, and many of them will be accompanied by ladies. Pittsburg Com mandery Xp. 1 wiU go by the P. 4-L. E, 200 strong. This commandery has secured 60 rooms at the Becd House, where . the head quarters of the 'Grand Commandery will be hold. Ascalon Commandery Xo. 59 will go by the E. & P.i and will send 75 members and ladies, .Allegheny Commandery Xo. 35 will also go by tlip E. & P, and will have 125 members, accompanied bv ladies. Theso latter twu cciiiiikindcrics will go in a special train or Pullman cars, on which they will remain while in Eiic Various members of Tanered Commandery Xo. 48 will accom pany Ascalon Commandery, and Xo. 50, of Washington. Fa., will accompany Allegheny Xo. 35. Badges for lodges, societies, etc. Fine and reasonable.atMcMahonBros. &'Adams', 2 Fourth aveun su TTFPt THE THE TREND OF TRADE. Two NiceTroperties Picked Up in the Bustling East End. FIGUEES ON ELECTRIC LIGHTING. low t Interest Bates Tend to Drive Money Prom the'City. THE FEATURES OP LOCAL SPECULATION The Mrs. Tomer property, on Center ave nue, near Liberty HaU, consisting of a large lot, two dwellings and a, store, changed ownership yesterday at a price closely ap proximating $13,000. It was purchased by Mr. E. M. Chessman as an investment Sheriff McCleary has bought, or will buy in tho next few days, 60x200 feet running from Oakland avenue to Atwood street, from James McKnight, for $9,000. He Intends to build a home for himself on this property. The price is considered very reasonable for that locality. Electric Lighting In Pittsburg. It has been stated in this column, on good authority, that there are more incandescent electric lights InPittBburg than in any other city in tho United States. There are three local companics-rAUcgheny County, East End and Westinghouse, and business is pretty evenly dividod between them. The following tablo shows the exact number of Incandescent lights connected In t circuit each month by the East End company since Its organization, January 20, 18SG, up to the end of the year 1S90. The business of this company is largely that of residence lighting: 1890. January February March April May. Jane. ...., July. , Augu&t , September , October November December , 11,855 12,261 13,001 14.65S 15,955 16,632 17,107 17,878 18,242 19,072 19.308 20,134 Business has increased rapidly this year in consequence of the large number of buildings that have been erected, and the number of lights now in the circuit Is" about 50,000. A Capitalist Talks. Eeforring to interest rates on money,, a Fourth avenue financier said yesterday: "Borrowers mako a mistake by trying to get money below 6 per centMy experience Is that the majority of persons who have money to loan feel that it is worth at least 6 per cent per annum, and if they can't get it one way they will another. They will put it Into stocks and bonds, of which there Is a large variety in Pittsburg, most of them per fectly reliable, or they will invest in iron, copper or lead, where, as a general thing, 7 Ser cent is assured. Thus borrowers in try lg to keep down tho rate of interest make money scarcer by forcing it out of the city, and aro the principal sufferers. Pittsburg is so prosperous, there are so many openings for profitable investment, that so-called cheap money is next to impossible. "Capitalists are generally satisfied with 6 per cent on loans, and, all things considered, it is only a reasonable price for Pittsburg borrowers to pay." Business News and Gossip. The air yesterday was full of rumors of war between the Pittsburg and Duquesne Tractions. There were 26 bids for bank stocks yester day and only four offers. The anthracite coal trade exhibits signs of improvement, and it is thought that by the time warm weather sets in the trade will be very active. Ten bankers in Wall street have each put ud $60,000. making a total of $600,000 "with which to pay tho interest on $100,000,000 of gold, which they are going to buy and hold for 60 days. They intend to compel England and Eussiatopaya handsome premium on the gold they buy or leave it in this country. General John M. Corse, who, by the way, is a native of Pittsburg, has decided not to take the position of General Manager of the Flint and Pero Marquette Railroad. It is stated officially that nearly enough of the Westinghouse Electric stock has been sent in to the Mercantile Trust Company, assenting to tho plan of reorganization, to guarantee the announcement of tho adop tion of the latter at the meeting on Juno L President Thompson, of the National Lead Trust, in which many Pittsburgers are in terested, says that the subject of increasing the dividend has not been considered, nor is there any proposition to reduce the capital ization. He adds that business is in a pros perous condition. Low prices are a better basis for bull spec ulation than high, and no one realizes this fact better than the large stock operators. ltailroad Earnings Pittsburg and .West ern, second week May. net decrease, $3,099. .Iowa Central, second week May, net de crease, $2,485. Northern l'acinc, secona weeic May, net decrease, $20,612. From January 1, net increase, $345,964. The Building Becord. .During the past week 27 building permits were issued, representing 32 buildings 3 brick, 28 frame and 1 ironclad, the total post of all being $24,693. The Thirty-second ward led with seven buildings, followed by the Thirteenth and Twenty-first with four each. The number of permits taken out the pre vious week was 45, representing 48 buildings, the estimated cost being $35,365. Number of buildings for which permits have been granted this year to aate, to?. lesteraays st follows: John.Friend, frame two-story dwelling, ISx, 32 f eet, on Hanan street, Thirteenth ward: Cost, $1,100. William Gruneberg, frame two-story and mansard dwelling, 18x32 feet, on Journal street, Thirty-fifth ward. Cost, $370. James Hester, frame two-story dwelling, 14x28 feet, on Dairy street, Twenty-first ward. Cost, $900. William H. Myers, frame addition one story kitchen, 8xi6 feet, on rear Jones ave nue, Twelfth ward. Cost, $30. 3Iovements in Bealty. C. H. Lovo sold the property Xo. 310 Forbes street, lot 20x120, with a brick dwelling, for Mrs. Knost, for $5,500 cash. J. Wehner was the purchaser. ' The Aspinwall Land Company sold the fol lowing lots in their plan at Aspinwall, Pa.: Xo. 36, 50x100, to Sarah E. Marshall, for $800; Xo. 37, 50x100, to Annie E. Laurence, for $800; Xo. 33, 50x100, to M. H. Marshall, for $800; No. 47 and.48, lOOxlOL to Frank K. Patterson, for $1,830; Xo. 323, 25x100, to Matthew Kobinson, for $300 "Xo. 321, 25x100, to William B. Kobin son. for $300. Baxter, Thompson & Co. sold three lots in Bank of Commerce addition plan, Brushton Station, together fronting 120. feet on the north side of Bennett street by 137 feet to a 20-foot alley, for $2,530. A. Z. Byors & Co. sold for M. M. Ritchie to M. D. Eowland six vacant lots, 25x150 each, fronting on Broadway, Coraopolis, for $2,600. Kelloy & Eogers sold for James Parker to JohnW. Martin 25 lots on Dairy avenue. near the Larimer avenue bridge, for a price approximating $L200; also sold 42 lots for A. G. ilcGonagal.in his plan at the termination of the new Larimer avenue bridge, for prices ranging from $225 to $400 each; also sold for Miller Bros. 2 lots on Grazier street to the Homewood Sub-District School Board, for $1,500: also sold for Mrs. Sargent nine lots on Euclid avenue to Win. Fox & Co. for $9,000; also sold for Fox & Watklns a house and lot on Euclid avenue for a price approximating $5,000; also sold to a prominent business man fn o brick houses in the Twenty-first ward for Mrs. Caroline Groff for a price approxi- mauug ?w,uuu. Aiieyaisomaaeseverai other sales during the week. Heed B. Coyle & Co. sold for Mrs. Caroline E. Leonard, of Corpus Chrlsti, Tex, the .property Xo. 16 Carroll street, Allegheny, being a trame dwelling of six rooms, with lot 20x06 foot to Alpine avenue, for $2,600 cash. Black &Balrd report tho following addi tional sales in Ellwood: Lot 822, to Wcitz i Bros, for $160; Charles Meune, lot 931 for $500; John G. -Simpson, lot 862 for $500: J. M. B. Brackemeyer, lot 853 for $500; A. W. Harbison, lots Xos. 934 and 9S5 Tor $1,000; K. Monford, lot 725 for $600r E. 8. Kelly, lot 713 for $600; Connor 5?IyejL9SS85)r$6)0i 'J.W.Knox, lots Nos. 745 and 746 for $1,100: John K. Ewing & Co. sold for Bobort Barr to the Plbneer Savlng.and Investment Com Pan& of Allegheny City, the property Xo. 75 Shcflleld street, Fifth Maid, Alleaheuy, con sisting of a small frame honse of three rooms nud a frame, stable, lot 20x124, through to Hamlin street, for $2,450 cash. J. E. Glass sold-for A. U. Watkins to Josiah w hitehouse, lot Xo. 76 in Alequippa place plan. Thirteenth ward, for $350. Samuel W. Black & Co. sold a new Queen Anne brick house or 12 rooms, with all modern Improvements, for a price approxi mating $10,000. The purchaser will occupy the same in the near future. u. - auiiio a, uu. buiu lor Asauore iu I Aaron a two-story frame dwelling of flvo m. r. nipple & Co. sold for Isadore H. 1836. 1887. 18S8. 1839. 82 8241,723 4,197 170 8991,735 4,63 225 9301,763 5,035 290 9801,801 5,653 3101,01G1,87T 6,917 3881,030 2,052 7,831 4401,103 2,120 8.525 6001,240 2,330 8,867 301,3612,453 9,416 893 1,583 2,606 10,243 6021,690 3,38310,963 662 1,703 3,996 11,503 PITTSBURG DISPATCH;' rooms, with lot 36x100 feet, situated on the west side of Burrows street, Fourteenth ward, for $2,600. - j HOME SECURITIES. A PERIOD OF LIGHT TRADING AND- OP SHRINKAGE IN VALUES. The Market in a WaltlnB Mood in Conse quence of Unsettled Foreign Affiiirs Strong and Weak Features Careful Keview of tho Week's Operations. Tho pa3t week was ,a dull ond so-fat as trading in local s'tocks was concerned. For this the. unsettled condition of European affairs was no doubt directly responsible by inducing hesitation oil the part of investors. Conditions were greatly improved yesteiv day, however, and the worst was thought to he over. Nety York was active and strong, while Europe was decidedly bullish on American stocks. The Xew Tork bank state ment was favorable, inone was easy, and a better tone prevailed generally. , A. J. Lawrence & Co, In their weekly letter roviewing local financial affairs, say: "The past week witnessed a dull, waiting market. There seemed to be something in tho air which deterred trading, and although there were some investment buying of bonds and speculative purchases of tno traotion stocks, the market was not up to the average of previous weeks. It may be far-fetched to at tribute this state of affairs to the unsettled condition of foreign flnances, and yet we be lieve that this statement may be demon strated. "Wo are an Important link In the financial chain which girdles the globe, as may be Judged from the faot that the banking capi tal or Allegheny county is consmeraoiy in excess of $100,000,000, or larger than any one of a score of States and Territories of the United States. A strain upon any single link is felt throughout the entire chain. In that mannerwomaybe said to havofelt the strain abroad, but at tho same time it must be said that the recent official test by the Controller of the Currency proves our 'link' to be one of the strongest In the country. "There is another channel through which we have been influencedbycurrentflnancia events. There has always been an. active speculative element in Pittsburg, and since the lapso of tho oil trade this element has cravitated to Wall street The securities dealt in in the latter market have been di rectly affected by gold exports, and the feel ing of local traders has reflected the hesita tion which has marked dealings in the East This view of the situation strengthens the conviction that improvement abroad and In Xew York will be felt here, and as no city in tho country of tho size of Pittsburg can eqval our list of home securities, we aro almost certain to have an active market "In a speculative way, Westinghouse Elec tric was dead, but in all that goes toward putting the company in good shape) active progress has been reported. During the week a considerable amount of stock was for warded to the Mercantile Trust Company assenting to the proposed plan of reorgani zation. The consensus of opinion among holders appears to be that the plan offers the best solution to tho problem, that the largest Individual interests have indorsed it, and that delay in its ratification means loss to the company innew business which might be accepted were tho additional capital to be secured by the reorganization immedi ately available. It Is to be hoped, therefore, that prompt action will be taken by all stockholders, in aiding the officers to put the company on its feet before the summer and fall trade is passed. "Traction stocks wero comparatively act-, lvo and promise to become more so. The announcement of a cut in ra'es byme of the lines competing for the East Liberty Valley traffio adds a new element to the specula tion, the result of which cannot be foreseen. The sharp advance in Airbrake and Under ground cable is regarded in some quarters as a significant indication of Mr. Westing house's success in Electric." The only feature of the market beyond the ordinary was renewed interest in the Trac tions, the new ones being the favorites. This was due to the starting of the Duquesne, to apprehensions of a spirited rate war and to . talk of possible combinations or consolida tions. These influencej were both bullish and bearish and served to enliven the nn nnusually dull routln-j of office and street talk. Theresu'tof all this was to cause the street railways, for the first time in their history to overshadow tho old time favorites Electric and Philadelphia Gas. Hence forth their position as the leaders of the market seems to be assured. Their import ance in the work of developing the city jus ti nes inis prediction. Yesterday's final bids, as compared with those of the. previous Saturday, show that concessions wero made in Chartiers and Philadelphia Gas, Central, Citizens' and Pittsburg Traction, PleasantValley, Luster, .Electric ana juonongahela Water company all confined to fractions excepting Pitts burg Traotion, which fell off $6 a share, and Electric, which lost $L Xew York and Cleveland Gas Coal was offered down point at yesterday's call. The gains were Pipage, Wheeling Gas, Secona Avenue Street Railway, Hidalgo Mining, Airbrake and' Standard Underground Cable all trifling excepting Second Avenue, which added $2 50 to its credit; Airbrake, $2 75, and Cable, $6. The reStof the list was steady, and in the main featureless. Total sales for the week were 1,991 shares, Duquesne Trac tion leading with 550, followed by Birming ham with 390, and Electric with 356. Yesterday's sales wero 75 shares of "La Noria at 25 cents, 50 New York and Cloveland Gas Coal at 3 PJ Luster at 12 10 Pitts burg, Virginia and Charleston Railway at 45K- Closing bids and asking prices for the week are appended: ' BANE STOCKS. Bid. Asked. .. 66 .. M ,. 63)4 .... .. 66 ..215 -.,.. Arsensal Bank of Pittsburg Citizens' National Bank City Deposit DUmpnd,Natlonal Bank DnauesnaNational Bank 175 Exchange National Bank. 83)4 85 Farmers' Deposit National Bank 550 First National Bank, Pittsburg 175 Fourth National Bank 123 Freehold 60 German National Bank 805 Iron City National Bank , 82)4 Keystone Bank of Pittsburg 75 Liberty National Bank 102 Marine National Bank 110 Masonic Bank 65 Mer. &Man. National Bank 64 Mechanics' National Bank .7. ' .... Metropolitan National Bank 110 Monongahela National Bank 129 Odd Fellows Savlnirs Bank 70 Pittsburg National Bank of Commerce. 2M Pittsburg Bank for Savings 250 People's National Bank 180 Safe Deposit Company. 63)4 Third National Bank 125 84 113 GAS STOCKS. Allegheny Gas Co. (Illnm.) Pittsburg Gas Co. (Ilium. Southside Gas Co. (Ilium.) HATtTOAi: QAS STOCKS. Manufacturers' Gas Co ,. Ohio Vallev Bid. Asked. , 42 45 .72 Bid. Asked. 24 .20 People's Nat Gas and PlpeageCo. 9ft 12)4 18 10 PhlladelDhla Co, lac Wheeling Gas Co, FASSEXGEH SAIL WAT STOCKS. ' Bid. Asked. Central Traction 18)4 19 Citizens' Traction 67)4 Pittsburg Traction 32 Pleasant Valley 24)4 25 Second Avenue 52)4 55 SAILBOAT) STOCKS. . "" . , , Bid. Asked. ruts., mca.. anu longn. a. k. jo go Pitts., Va. 4 Charleston B. B. Co 4S Pitts., Wheeling &Ky 50 COAL STOCKS. Bid N.T.4C, Gas Coal Co 37 BRIDGE STOCKS. Bid. Ewalt (Forty-third street) 60 Hand Street '. Point 10 Point pref. 43 Asked. 39 , Asked. 50 1!!4 20 JIININO STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Hidalgo Alining cos 4 La Noria Mining Co 30 Luster Mining Co 12W Silverton Mining Co IX 31 12?4 ELECTMC STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Westinghouse Electric 13)4 14 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Monongahela water Co 27)4 Union Switch and Signal Co 8 Union Switch and Signal Co. pref....; 23 Westinghouse Air Broke Co 94 96 Standard UndergroundCable Co 64 70 At New York yesterday the total sales of stocks wero 191,123 shares, including': Atchi Bon, 13,900; Louisville and- Xashvlllc, 9,935; Missouri Pacific, 2,300; Xorth American, 1,740: Xorthern Pacific preferred,, 4,0S5; Richmond and West Point, 1,943; St. Paul, 64,274; Union Pacific, 12,030. . AMONG THE BAHKEBS. A Good Business Becord for the Week; but No Bosh. Money in this market was in large supply and ruled easy all week. Loans-, wero made In the regukyr way at 67 per cent as the extremes. This was shaded in somo in stances by private capitalists, who accepted 6 per cent. Reports from all the financial centers were to tho effect that funds wero abundant at 46 on call, 5 being tho prevail ing figure. The country has been shipping goldabroad at a rate to cause anxiety in the East, but England and the Continent have received the yellow metal with a sense of relief, and neen greatly impressed witn tne miie ais luruaiico ic nas caused on tnia sloe oi tiio ocean. The rate for money on call has not wr ' SUNDAY, 'MAT 24y been affected. This fact, indeed, is an Im pressive one, and raises the credit of the United States higher In European estimation than itever stood before. The gold sent abroad will come back in time to move the crops. In business the week made a fair record. Conditions offered nothing now. Bank clearings fell off from the total of the week before, Dut wero large enough to indicate a good movement in trade circles. Boutine lines wero up to tho usual level, depositing being quite heavy, showing large casn trans actions. The Clearing House report, which follows, speaks for itself: Saturday's exch-ini-es 1 2,118,676 03 8turday' balances.... : 7.284 00 Week's exchanges...! 11,069,021 09 TVeek's balance! 2,203,721 21 Previous week's exchanges 13,459,488 31 Exchanges week of 1890... M-'35 Balances week of 1890 j....... 2.062.27169 The weekly statement of the Xew York banks, issuedyesterday, shows the following changes: Reserve, increase, $304,800: loans, decrease, $5,657,400; specie, decrease, $2,494,800; legal tenders, increase, $974,200; deposits, decrease, $7,301,600; circulation, increase, $10,600. The amount now held by the banks in excess of the requirements of tho 25 per cent rule is $5,217,775. ' At New York yesterday money on call was easy, with all loans at 3 per cent, closing offered at 3. Prime mercantile paper, 5K7. Sterling exchange quiet and steady at $4 &) for 60-day bills, anf $4 81 for demand. Closing Bond Quotation. M.K. &T.2ds 41)4 Mutual Union 6s 100 N. J. C. Int. Cert... .109f Northern Pac. lsts ..116 XortbernPaC. Ids... 110 Northw't'n consols.136 U. S. 4s, coup 118 U,S.4s, reg 100 U. 8.48, coup 101 Pacific 6s of 95 Ill Louisiana stamped 4s 85 Missouri 63. Tenn. new set. 6s.. ..101 Tenn. new set. 5s... .100 Tenn. new set. 3s.... 70 Canada So. Ms 97 Central Pacific lstslOTk Dea. tlt. G. Ists....ll4 Den. & K. G. 4s 82H R.G.West. lsts - Erie" 2d 10OJ M.K. &T.lsts 7iH Northw'ndeben's5s.l02 Oregon & Trans. 6s.. St.L.&I.M.Gen.5s85!4 St.L.&B.F.Gen.M103 St. Paul consols 123)4 St P., C. & Pc. lsts.112 Tex. Pac. lsts 90 Tex. Pac. 2ds 33 Union licmcist3....iU3 West Shore 102) Rio G. west lsts . 76J Bank Clearings. Chicago Clearings, $13,142,000. Clearings for the week, $86,565,021. against $83,032,613 for the corresponding week last year. Bates for money were easy on the basis of 5G per cent. Nsw York Clearings, $109,825,605: balances, $3,484,332. For the week clearings, $654,789,273; balances, $29,327,6S9. Boston Clearings, $15,720,035; baladces, $1,06,770. Money 5 per cent. Exchange on Xew York, 1520 cents discount For tho week, clfcrings $91,829,162; balances, $9,631,399. For tho same week last year, clearings $U7, 579,605; balances, $11,164,314. Philadelphia Clearings, $9,109,681; bal ances, $1,323,401. Clearings for the week, $66,124,097; balances, $10,321,901. Money llji per cent Baltimore Clearincs. $2,034,787: balances. I $351,368. Money, 6 per cent. tiinciawATi juonoy o&o per cent, .new York Exchange firm at 70o premium. Clear ings, $2,06il00; for the week, $12,564,850; for corresponding week last year, $12,913,350. WALL STREET'S DAY AND WEEK. HOW WELL KNOWN OPERATORS READ THE SPECULATIVE SIGNS. The Upward Movement In Stocks Contin uedGrangers Lead the Market Not All Change's Are Advances Bonds Dull and Featureless Shares Close Active. Xew Yokk, May 23. The stock market to day continued its upward movement, and while in only a few stocks was there mater ial Improvement for the day everything ad vanced, and bull points for next week wero thick. The bank statement showed again a small increase in the surplus reserve, but this bad no apparent effect at the time, for It had been effectually discounted in the early dealings. The Grangers led in the market, andbnying orders from the West were, if anything, the leading element in the strength of the mar ket, the confidence being based on the latest reports of the condition of crops and the anticipation of an unusually heavy freight movement this season. St. Paul was, as usual of late, the most active stock by a large margin, but Rock Island displayed most strength, and with the two Industrials it is alone in scoring a marked advance for the day. Thj opening was made at a slightly lower leverof prices than those of last evening, and Louisville and Xashville was down per cent, but the buying began in earnest Immediately, and prices, under tho lead of Northern Paciflo preferred, moved up until li ar-at ViTT-aaUnHno nrVian Tj-irti- Tain rt ..was ud lTer cent fcordace and Suear iwere stronger In the later trading," and' jaiiea to react witn tne general list. The issue was anticipated by another) upward movement, in most cases reach ing best prices of the day. The trading, however, was devoid or special feature, and the market finally closed fairly active and strong, though not in all cases at at the best prices. The final advances of note include only Cordage, lc; Bock Island, lc, and Sugar, 1 per cent. There were 179, lio listed, and 11,915 unlisted shares traded in, St. Paul contributing &1.274. Railroad bonds were dull and without feature of importance, but they displayed a strong tono and a few ara materially higher than the last previous sales. Tho business amounts to only 360,000, and was confined to a comparatively small number of issues. Henry Clews Advocates Prudakice. Henry Clews, in his special weekly letter, says: Sinco my last weekly advices, busi ness at the Stock Exohange has continued to reflect the effect of past and still continued largo exports of gold, transactions having been restricted and the tendency of prices downward. As the causes of the extraor dinary shipments of specie come to be better understood, however, confidence has im proved and the impression is very general that the drain is probably nearing an end. Later advices from Europe show that our loss of specie is not so entirely due to for eign financial and political exigencies as has been generally supposed on this side of the Atlantic. Tho Rothschilds have not with drawn from tho Russian loan syndicate, as reported, but have merely recommended to the Czar's Government a postponement until affairs in Paris have settled into a more normal condition; nor was that deferment influenced by any apprehensions that Russia contemplated preparations for early war, which is considered in the best in formed quarters as outside of present prob abilities, and which sentiment Lord Salis bury .on Wednesday emphatically affirmed in his speech at Glasgow. So far, therefore, as war scare has contributed to any uneasi ness on this side the Atlantic, it has been wholly baseless. Nor doe3 the disturbance of confidence in Europe from financial causes appear, from later accounts, to have been so serious as was inferred from the earlier cable reports. After-effects of tho events of last fall continue to appear first in one cajpital and then in another, with the result of causing fresh timidity; and the great banks under such circumstances seek to. fortify themselves by liberal cash re serves; but tho latest accounts from Europe show that there is no such grave apprehen sion of serious monetary or credit dis turbances as has here been supposed to exist at the great centers. We do not need to cross the Atlantic to find facts which go farther than has been supposed toward accounting for the recent extraordinary exports of gold. Important causes lie much nearer home, and aro to be found mainly in the fact of the hew tariff having induced an extraordinary importa tion of goods in anticipation of tho opera tion of the higher rates of duty. In addi tion to the adverse trade balance thus accru ing, there was a lanro return of Securities. consequent on the Baring and South Ameri can troubles, which has been variously esti mated between $40,000,000 and $50,000,000. It is thus easily appaient how an adverse bal ance of over $50,000,000 may have arisen within the last few months. The Question That Concerns Us. All great influxesof gold are soon followed by refluxes, as their effect Is to restore con fidence; and the restoration of confidence is attended with a desire to employ idle money. The question in this case that concerns us Is whether gold, will flow back to New,York in time to meet the usual fall demand for money to move the grain crops. Three months will elapse before that demand will begin to be much felt If during that time Europe re covers its equilibrium, it may be expected to invest the balances it has collected from us. If confidence does not recover to that extent, still necessity will compel suoh largo European purchases from our abundant crops as will place within our reach the gold we nave so freely jiarted with. In any event, it isnottobe overlooked that,slnce the specie exports set in, we have added $13,000,000 to our silver currency and that, before the fall demand from tho West becomes nct ive, we shall have a furthpr Increase of $Pj,000,000of that form of currency. To say nothing, therefore, of tho prospective excess of the Government's payments ovou its re ceipts, it is clear we can reckon upon tho loss or gold being largely compensated lor by the incveasjo in tho paper circulati on. It Is no trifling warrant for confidence that we have been able to pay upon demand our entire floating indebtedness to Europe, with out a symptom of distress anywhere and with sotlittlo effect upon the value of securi ties. Still, confidence should jiot be per mitted encourage irepklessness; and pru- i uenc m Ldrawn ucut men will not aiiow iiisuibbivgs iuuo speculative operations, uy.tne :-p- 189t- extraordinary temptations presented by ex hilarating crop anuTailroad prospects, until it is quite clear that the outflow of gold has reached an end. It cannot at present be said that we are certainly clear of the dan ger of a money market that might compel realizing on stocks. It Is encouraging, how ever, that the banks continue to mako largo tains of currency In their transactions with oth the 8ub-Treasury and the interior, the gains from the former source during the week having been $LSOO,000 and from the latter about $5,250,000, a total of $6,550,000. Tho exports of gold for tho week amount in round figures to $6",000,000. Gould a Great Factor. John M. Oakley & Co. received the follow ing oyer their special wire: The market to day has kept its high pressure of yesterday, and made gains, notwithstanding sales by traders to realize and the usual operation for short account which fight every rise. The bank statement, showing an increase in reserves, largely due to the fact that de posits fell off over $7,000,000, was fully as good, if not better, than expected. It re flected tho largo currency, receipts from the interior. It will not do to bant on a cessa tion of .gold exports, however, for there is no positive reason for expecting such a happy prospect. It would be singular if tho $7,000,000 sent out this -rfeek abruptly ended L the reflux of the yellow metal; oven if more gum gues, it uoes not nnpiy au. juuguuike continuance, yet the announcement would be used by room traders as a pretext fer hammering the market. One of the best informed dealers In for eign exchange expresses to us the opinion that the most senseless part of the present gold-shipping opocn is the. refusal of the united States Treasury to part with its gold bars. The effect of such refusal, he urges, is not only to Increase the expenses to the Government of coining tho bullion held back to take the place of the coin sent, but it forces tho merchants to pay an unneces sarily high prico for their exchange. Rock Island was a very strong card to-day, but It Is almost invidious to mention any one stock, as tho general list shared equally at the improved feeling. St. Paul was as conspicuous as ever ana enormous transac tions took place in it, due, doubtless, to very skillful manipulation, which may, In part, at least, be salely attributed to Mr. Keene. A bull feeling pervades the country, and spec ulators want to be bullish as far as circum stances will allow. The short Interest has by no means been eliminated. Mr. Gould still remains a great factor, but the race of speculative giants has about run nut. There remains npon the scene one of the former galaxy, who promises to redeem his former losses and come forth again as the central figure of Wall street. James R. Keene possesses speculative instinct which has developed in toafaculty which marks him as a leader. His exploits in the speculative arena will do much to stimulate the business in Wall street and place it in the front rank of the world's greatest exchanges. Men and not. four walls make exchanges and markets, and a man like Mr. Keene does more than all his critics to awaken through purely speculative means an energy and spirit which communicate their hopeful In fluence to commercial and industrial chan nels. Wall street sets the pace for the rest of the country, and it is quick to interpret all signs in the heavens above or the earth beneath and translate them to the country. The following table shows the prices of active stocks on the New YorkStock Exchangeyestcrdar. Corrected daily for The Dispatch hy WnrrSKr & STErnKNEON-. oldest Plttshorg members of the New York Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue: O Q A ma 0 Am. SuflrarReflninsr Co... 85; ST 8574 Am. Sugar Beflnlng Co. pfd jun. uotion mi , Am. Cotton Oil pfd , Atch. Top. & 3. F Canadian Pacific , Canada Southern Central oTNew Jersey Central Pacific , Chesapeake and Ohio , Chicago Gas Trust , C, Bur. & Qulncy , C, Mil. St. Paul...,...., a Mil. & St. Paul prer..., C, RockI.&P C, St. P., M. & O C, St. P., M.&0.pref..., C. & Northwestern , C. & Northwestern pref.., C.C., C. &1 Col. Coal Iron , Col. & Hocking Val , C &0. 1st pref. , C. &0. 2d pref. , Del., Lack. & West Del. & Hudson Denver & Bio Grande Den. Rio Grande pref.., E.T., Va. & Ga Illinois Central Lake Erie & West. Lake Erie & West, prer... Lake Shore M.S Louisville Nashville...., Michigan Central Mobile & Ohio Missouri Pacific National Lead Trust New York Central n.yT, c. a st l N.Y., a St, 1st prer... N.Y., C St. L. 2d prer. N.Y.. L.E. &-W a' 48 H 25 47 31)4 31)4 W 49H 50 43J,' 30: 16: mi 62 113)6 78)8 30H lfcS 614 89)S 64)4 111 T1H 51 k 89H 64M 113K 77S 84 81 84 1033 108)4 108M 623 36,4 27M 63H S2H 36 27M Z7J4 43 23 49 28 137 44 23 137)4 135X 18 S7;a 18"4 Ws; 53 53 110)4 78)4 53 1I0J4 110)4 Wi TiA 41 54 83 68,1 18M 1Q1H 41 H 6S 18 lOS 183 13)4 13)4' 13)4 20)4 62K N. Y., L. Y. W., pref... Wi 35H 17)4 S23,' 23 17)4 62K 3554 17)4 J. I. EXt. X... ......... J..., N.Y..O. W Norfolk & Western , Norfolk Western, prer.., Northern Pacific , Northern Pacific, prer. Ohio Mississippi , Oregon Improvement , Pacific Mall , Peo., Dec. Evans , Philadelphia & Beading .... Pullman Palace Car Richmond W. P. T Richmond W. P. T.,pre. St. Paul & Dulnth, prefT.... St. Paul, Minn. A Man St. L. San Fran, 1st pref. Texas Pacific Union Pacific Wabash Wabash, prer. Western Union Wheeling & L. E Wheeling L. E., pref..... North American Co P., 0.. C. & St. L P.. C. C. & St. L.. pref.... National Cordage Co National Cordage Co., pref. 63)4 69)1 53)4 25)4 70)4 53 25)4 cox 29 2Mj 3554 37 32 '16)4 323 32.4 WJ4 163 1434 14V 47 V 10M 14 47 4 im 804 36M 7654 16)4 2134: 80j 16)4 KM 36), 77 16)4 101 103)4 10254 101 lovs 105)41 Boston Stocks. Atch.iTopeka 313! Calumet Heda ...:250 Franklin 17)4 Huron 2 Kearsarsre 12 iioston &, AiDany....urj Boston Maine 196 C. B.Q S9J4 j5iern is. 11. ts.....ii FltchburgB. B 80 Flint &PereM.prr. 77 K.C.StJ. C.B.7sll6 Mass Central 18 Osceola 26)4 Qulncv 102 Santa Fe Copper 52)4 Tamarack 150 Boston Land Co 5'4 West End Land Co.. 21)4 Mex. Cen. com 20)4 14- x..N..bns M N.Y. &N.Eng.7s..ll8 Old Colony 167)4 Wis. Cen. com 20"4 AlloueiM. Co.(nCTT) 3)4 Atlantic 14K Boston Mont 41,4 JJeu Telephone 200 Lamson Store S 1714 Water Power "ZH Continental Mln 16 N. Enr. Tel. Tel.. T.XH Butte Boston Cop. 15 Philadelphia Stocks Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur nished by Whitney Stephenson, brokers. No. 57 Fourth avenue, members New York Stock Ei- cnange. Bid. Pennsylvania Railroad 493 Beading Wi Buffalo, New York and Fhlladelp'a. 7,4 Lehigh Valley. .'. 48 Lehigh Navigation 47 Philadelphia Erie 294; Northern Pacific common 2j& Asked. 50 16 15-16 7 43!i 47)4 Northern Pacific preferred. .. 70 Sibling Stock Quotations. New York, May 23. Alice, 155; Adams Con solidated, 180; Aspen, 150; Belcher, 200; Best and Belcher, 600; Bodie, 100; Chollar, 240; Crown Point, ISO: Consolidated California and Virginia, 1050; Gould and Curry, 250; Hale ana Norcross, 230: Homestake,950; Horn Silver, 350; Silver, 100; Mexican, S30; Ontario, 3800; Ophir, 600; Savage, 235; Sierra Nevada, 230. Features of the Local Marker. The oil market was Inexpressibly dull aU week and finished yesterday without a sale. You should use ..Anan a. vm. m- Sr W3 Powder Because : It is not only free from Lime and Alum, but also from Ammonia, and Tartaric Acid. Because:' The materials used are the best that science can produce and are beyond question perfectly wholesome. . u Because All the Ingredients are t pxtiinly printed on every label; information which other manufacturers are afraid to srive. Cleveland Baking Powder. Co., Dr. C. N. Hoacxand; President. ' New York. bid or offer. So far this month there has been but ono transaction, and. that only Looo barrels. The highest point touched during the week was bTjS and 'the lowest67c. There was only one broker on the floor yesterday when the curtain was rung down. Refined heldsteadyand unchanged. There were increases ranging from 3,000 to ,00O barrels in average daily runs, shipments and charters. " Cleveland, May 23. Petroleum, Snow. White 110 test, 6Jfc: 74 test gasoline, 8c; 86 test gasoline, 3c: 63" test naphtha, 6Kc New York, May 23. Petroleum was very narrow, opening steady, and prices re mained unchanged until tho close, which was rlnll. TnTwvlvnTifn ntT. mnt- rlosinsr a 6SC. June o-Dtions closinz at 6854c. Lima oil closing at 16c. , Total sales, 24,000barrels. . OlL City, May 23. National Transit certi- 68Jc; closed, 6Sc. Sales, 45,000 bbls.; clear ances, 12,000 bbls.; charters, 14,159 bbls.; ship ments, 81,700 bbls.: runs, 80,015 bbls. Bradford, May 23. National Transit certi ficates opened at 68J4c; closed at CSKc: high est, 6SJ4c; lowest, 68Jc; clearances, 18,tX bbls. A FIELD DAY FOR BEARS. Prices Go Down All Along' the Line Favorable Weather the Important Pac ' tor A Slump in Oats From the Start Harked Weakness Everywhere.- CHICAGO The bears scored a sig nal victory and were in supreme control of the market from the start. So much long wheat was thrown overboard at the opening that It put the bull party nt a great disad vantage all day. This wheat wentr into tho hands ot people who did not want it except as ammunition to use on any bull party that was daring enough to attempt n rally. Ves sels were chartered to-dav for 350,000 bushels of wheat and 415,000 bnshels of corn, but no attention was paid to such matters. The call for margins was too loud and persistent to permit of other considerations. Wheat left off at a decline ofljc, corn dropped 2o and pork 37Kc ' The weather was the all-important con sideration. The brilliant weather following tho recent heavy and general rains made a crop outlook which the ordinary bear seemed willing to bank on to his last dollar. The heavy receipts at Duluth and Minneap olis 248 cars together with the news that tho corn flood from the country had started, also furnished great encouragement. Tho main bullish items were the reported en gagement of 110,000 bushels of wheat here, 80,000 bushels at Duluth and 116,000 bushels at New York for export. The Toronto Millers Convention also promulgated a .bullish statement of the scarcity of supplies in the Dominion: The early cables fovnlshed n little encouragement, but closing ones favored the bears. The wheat market opened very weak; with sellers so eager to dispose of their property that tbey started by offering July at $ cent under yesterday's closing. The competition to get rid of it, however, was so Keen teat it coma not Deaosoroea in sum cient quantities or fast enough to-suit the unhappy holders, who underbid each other until 9S cents was the sellers' asking prices; thus, in about one minute's trading, was Vyi cent lopped remorselessly off the price. Tho I trice here once being down could ndt be ifted again, at least not over cent a bushel. July sold on the first decline down to 98 cents, and did not subsequently get above 89 cent, and closed at 08 cent. The good accounts from tho cornfields and tho liberal receipts wero tho influences under which corn dropped 2Kc and closed with a decline. The Atlantic clearances yesterday were over 80,000 bushels, and 200, 000 bushels were taken here to go out by way of Montreal. There were sellers at the opening from July at from 53c down to 62;Sc, a recovery to 53c, and then a steady decline set in which continued until 6IK0 was reached. Covering of shorts again car ried it up to 52c, but it closed weak at 5H 51Kc. There was a big slump in oats at . the start, Earticularly In the July future. Tho open lg for July was 4242;ic but inside of a minute it was selling at 41c There was a reaction to 41Jc, only to be followed by another decllno fo 41c. The close at 41c Indicated a loss of lo since yesterday. Long oats came out in large quantities and the selling was heavy. The crop prospects are still unfavorable, but receipts continue heavy, causing weakness in .the cash mar ket. There wa3 considerable activity in the provision market and a much lower range of prices. Tho weakness was due to sympathy with corn. There was a slight reaction from bottom prices, but the market left off weak. Tho decline in pork amounts to 37c, in lard and ribs 10c. 1 The leading futures ranged as follows, as corrected by John M. Oakley & Co., 45 Sixth street, members of Chicago Board of Trade: Clos ing. ARTICLES. WHEAT, Bo. 2. 3Iav. June July. , COK3T, NO. 2. May. June July. : OATS, NO. 2. May.... .'..... June .' July. Mess Fobs. Slay July. September LAltD. May. July. September......,.,, Shout bibs. May July September 513 45)f -43 41)4 10 53 10 67)4 10 05 625 6 32)4 655 575 5 87)4 615 Cash Quotations were as follows: Flour quiet and unchanged. No. 2 spring 44446c: .No. 2 rye, 84c; No.2barleynominajl; No. 3, f. o. b., 6S76c; No. 4 nominal; No. VHWI KV..d.' Al V lr IS s v 1 flaxseed, si 16; prime .timotay seed, si 26: mess pork,per barrel, $10 650510 60: lard, per 100 ponnds, $6 25: short ribs sides (loose), $5 755 85; dry salted shoulders (boxed), $5 005 10; short clear sides (boxed), $6 20 6 30; whisky, distillers' finished goods, per gallon, $1 16; sngars, cut loaf, 55Jc; granu lated, 4c; standard A, 4o. On the'Produce Exchange to-day the but ter market was unchanged. .Eggs easier at 14K01SC. LIVE STOCK MARKETS. Receipts, Shipments and Prices at East Lib erty and AD Other Yards. Ojtice o Tub Pittsbcbo Disi-atch, ) Saturday, May 23. J Cattlc--Recoipts, 1,512 head;shipments, I7l86"h"ead;market,nb thing doing; all through consignments; 23 cars cattle shipped to New York to-day. Hogs Receipts, 3,400 head; shipments,'3,000 head; market dull; Philadelphias, $4 8001 80; best Yorkers, $4 704 80; common and fair Yorkers, $4 604 60; pigs, $4 004 40; 13 cars hogs shipped to New York to-day. Sheep Receipts, 1600 head; shipments, 1,400 head; market slow atyesterdaj's prices. BTVEES A SIT HIGHEB. Tho Fool Boats Rather Busy and Malting Things LlveUer. The marks show 6 feet 6 Inches, a slight in crease over yesterday. The Courier arrived last evening fromPox kersburg, and Jefc about midnight for the same place. Titers is considerable activity on the rivers. The pool boats have all they can at tend to. and if tho rain continues the river men expect to get some of tho lighter craft away. f. Open- High- Low ing, est. est. 1102)4 5102V it 02 1 03 1 02!i 1 01U 89 09)4 98)4 58)4 56)4 54)4 51 51 52 53 534 513 47 47 45J4 45 45 43 42)4 42K 41 10 87)4 10 87)4 10 47)4 11 00 11 DO 10 60 11 20 11 20 10 87)4 6324 6 32)4 6 22)4 6 42)4 6 42)i 6 30 6 65 6 65 6 52)4 5 85 5 S5 5 70 5 97.4 5 974 5 824 ' 6 22)4 6 224 6 07K 13 BVIDENGB IN QUMTJTI All Testimony Can Be Easily. Verified, CITY AND SUBURBAN ECHOES, "We have been presenting to our readers' from time to time records -of cases that have been cuwd and the statement made by the patient so relieved: These cases were all presented to the reader accompanied by tho address and cut of the patient making the statement, so that their truth could be easi ly verified. Nearly every case, so presented were considered by the patient and their friends remarkable cures, as they had all been long sufferers from the disease and taken every known method to effect a cure, all failing until they tried Dre. Copelaad and Blair's treatment. These statements only go to prove onr claim: that onr treat ment Is the one most successful and sure in its results. This week Mr. Joseph Beckert, china and glass decorator, residing at 15 Garland ave nue, Pittsburg, makes a statement to the pnbllo which is followed by short state ments from Pittsburg and surrounaing country. Mr. Beckert says: "My troubles began over a year and a hall ago. My head pained me terriDiy. .tyes were weak, in fact, I had a very t ronblesome time with my head. My food did not di gest. 'Lay like a lump on the stomach.' My sleep -nas disturbed; always felt tired in the morning. Was very nervous. Pains in the side and back, lost weight and felt so badly that I bad despaired of ever being cured. I am Mr. neekrrt. Piiubwm. now feeling better every way, and able to work. Alter all else failed Drs. Copeland and Blair's treatment was successful." From Thirty-Ninth Street and Penn Avenue. Mr. James White, residing on Penn ave nue, near Thirty-ninth street, Pittsburg, savs: "For over a year I was a constant sufferer. My troubles made my life miser able. I cannot describe the good that Drs. Copeland and Blair's treatment afforded me. I am better now than I have been for years" From Center Avenue, Pittsburg. Mr. Emil Westenhagen, living at 331 Cen ter avenue, thi3 city, says: "My troubles existed for over four years. I never had a well dav. I was almost a physical wreck. Drs. Coneland and Blair's treatment changed it all. I am now well and strong." From 19 Overlook Street, Allegheny. Mr. William Mawhinny says: "I suffered for two years. My troubles affected my whole system so that I conid scarcely work. I never had a well day. To-day, owing to tho treatment of Drs. Copeland and Blair, I am a well man." From Duquesne, Pa. a Mr. R. JIcDonald S3ys: "I wa3 a constant sufferer for 10 years. My head pained me. I suffered from nausea and weak stomach; In fact, I was ailing in every way. To-day I feel better than ever before, all of which, is due to Drs. Copeland and Blair's treatment." From Deny Station, Pennsylvania. Mr! J. 0. Nicely, residing at Derry station, Pennsylvania, said: "I was troubledfor over six years. It affected my head, throat, chest and stomach, making my life miserable. My ailments have disappeared and I take pleas ure in recommending Drs. Copeland and Blair's treatment." From Butler, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Anna Mangold, residing in Butler, Pennsylvania, said: "My whole system was undermined by disease. I was as near dead as it was possible to be and still alive. To day I feel better than ever before. Their treatment saved my life and I cannot find words to express my gratitude." DBS. CoPELAim axd Blair have established a permanent office at 66 Sixth avenue, Pitts burg, Pa., where all curable cases will be suecessTuUy treated. Office hours, 9 to 11 A.r., 2 to 5 T. x. and 7 to 0 r. M. (Sundays included.- Specialties Catarrh and alt..ai3 enses' of the eye, ear, throat and lungs, chronic diseases. Consultation $L Many cases treated successfully by mail. Send 3-cent stamp for question blank. Address all maU to DR. TV. H. COPELAND, my24-Tussn 66 Sixth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. T. W. HAUS, Designer and contractor in all kinds of GRANITE. Cemetery vaults, statuary and large monu ments a specialty. Call or write for designs and prices beforo contracting. Office, room 613, Penn Dniiaing, 'enn av., nttsDurg. Jall-93-sn The Electrical Construction and Maintenance Company, Electric Engineers and Contractors. Electria Bells, Burglar Alarms, Annunciators, etc.. Incandescent Light and Bell Wiring a specialty. Sole agents for the Jenney motors. 125 FIFTH AVENUE Pittsburg, h. Telephone 1774. oc!2-143-sn BROKERS-FINANCIAI- Whitney & Stephenson, 57 Fourth Avenue. &pS048 FAHNESTOCK & CO., BANKERS AND BROKERS. No. 2 Wall Street, New York. Supply selected Investment bonds for 'cash, or in exchange for marketable securities. ' Execute commission orders for investors, at the Stock Exchange or in the open mart Furnish Information respecting bonds. apl2-139-TTSu . John M. Oakley & Cbft, BANKERS AND BROKERS. " Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Petroleum. Private wire to New York and Chicagf ',1 45 SIXTH ST., Pittsburg. - IS hcsi Tl's,rrEtBloIt ntrtU I n new yontMul color and Ufa to BBAY Hair. Vm Only IB. HATS' Hum HEALTH. Most ntbiariorr Hair grower. &S. !SMonSnipfr CoV,!3 B'dway.S.Y. flair book fre JUTS' XUX CO 13. Bnt CUBS f.r Craa, Enlm, Xaln. it. Sold by JOS FLEMING 4 SONS and drug gists. myS4-01-MTh-EOSa NE83 A HUD WISH COBIObv Peck's LNYISJBLE T0B4JU8 m C0SH10SS. Wlilnenhnrd. Com- IGrtablo and felt aloin;r. Snccesrfnl where all Bra dies fall. Sold by F. HISIOX. onr. 803 Broaawayow York. Write t or Waatratcd Book otWoofj fOU. Mention this paper. my23-S0-TUS-zosu CONSUMPTION. I haTO a poslti remedy for the abors disease ; by Urn use thousands of cases of tho worst kind and of loss otaadiaghaYs been cored. Iadeedsbstrosgisiayfaita bits efficacy, that I will send two bottxis rzzz,mtii a VALUABLE TEEATTSK on this disease to any sat. fercr who will send ire their Express and P.O. address, 2'. A. Slocum, ill. C, 181 Penrl St-, N. Y. de30-SS-suwk Dowd-3 Health Exerciser F:r Prus-wcilrrs 4 Sedrstirr Stnlt! Oentleaes, Lauh. Tontlil; Atbleta or IntaUd. A complete rasuium. Takes njsbtrt c In rqcare Soot roes; new, sdesticc. durable. ccoiprearDtrre. cheap. Indorsed by 90,080 pbyatclsss. bow tains: It.. Send tor llhutntod etio roirr, w ecrmisM, bo D I.. Dowd. g(4e&itai esl Onltait, a East Ukh St,, HlHar 1 fffflll'li'ti'i iifJsJMillllllllli P. L. (TKaSI 1U1X.) - ., a--..