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suxdai morxixq, November 10, 1901 THE PITTSBURG PRESS C3 YORK mKmmm 15 PI HUM Victoria Wolverine Winona Guanynato STOCK MARKET WAS STRONG BUT IRREGULAR AT CLOSE we shall not be surprised if a strong attempt will be made at the coming session' to reopen this question. The rirst etfects of tariff tinkering ia to disturb business, even where it is unsuccessful in making any important change in the law, and any disturbance in business will likely exaggerated by Wall street operators. Jn making these remarks we do not want to be construed as taking a ciecideIlv bear- Lake Street Metropolitan do pref National Biscuit do pref National Carbon do pref Northwestern do pref Shelby Tube do pref South Kid ure of production to keep pace with consumption. Speculation has had very little to do, thus far. with advancing it is questionable if we have ever witnessed such a wide and continuous upward movement in values relatively free from speculation, as has been experienced during the last five or years.

The question is. will the present wave of prosperity culminate in a speculative outbreak, or will it recede in a quiet and orderly fashion? The latter course is to be desired; but it will te all previous' experiences if we escape dangerous speculative excesses. At the moment tlje most unfavorable feature In the market The street has been rlfa with deal rumorl for two weeks past, and although none of thesi deals has actually been announced, the action of the properties involved point to exceedingly advantageous arrangement concerning thenU One of the most notable features of the lntd few days has been the strength in the Vandenj hilt issues. New York Central being the leader, with a strong following of the Junior VanderJ bllts, all of which have scored more or less lmi portant gains. The Cnion Pacific-Northern Pat clflc deal, though still in abeyance, has, it 11 said, almost reached a consummation and thf stocks involved are strons and advancing.

The Atchison securities in the past three dayt have had an exceedingly sharp rise, and is the common there is said to he a powerful bull pool In operation and also an extensive shorl Kiensive snorj Vigor of Wall Street Was Hard to ExplainNorthern Pacific Peace Has Some Influence A Few Notable Exceptions. 154 154 IS lS'i 154 u. o44 C644 6644 6o 6644 62 624 6144 28 615 Soatb. 344 348 34'A 343g 9154 914 90? 91 S. "nl (733J U344 73 173H 1727 Jo.

191 1.I..AS.V.. 2944 2944 2C5 283 294 rf. S9J4 5944 595s i Un.C.4.. 62 624 61 62 61 4044 4144 4044 4144 t. Steel 434 3 434 4344 43'4 do.

1244 3fft C244 24 LmIom I07ii 108 1073 10758 107J8 4. so4 90J4 904 904 15 15J 15 1444 15 I.estber.,.. 124 14 ds. uref. SI SI SI 81 81 Wub.il,....

2l4 2144 2m 21 2148 do. pref. 384 3878 3, 3858 384 V. ITnlon 924 92J4 924 98 928 W. K.

1054 194 185a do. iref. 314 3154 31 31 Xor.Pc.pref.l02;i 102I4 10l'4 10l54 10244 do. pref. Am 97 27 64 103W 648 13 30 01 42 H12 20 13U 40 42'4 103 21 854 4u4 100 244 14 504 40 Si) 104 30 108 Strawboard Union Traction do pref West Chicago American Can do pref City Railway 24 4 1 1:5 A iw! fl! 105 67 2110 Curb Stocks.

(Henry Sproul wires.) i Bid. I Ask. American Hide Leather do pref Bay State Gas British Columbia Copper Brooklyn Ferry Co Compressed Air Co Electric oBat do pref Electric Vehicle do pref Electro Pneumatic General Carriage Havana Com'l Co do pref Illinois iilec. Veh. New Amsterdam Gas Bonds.

N. E. Elec. eh. N.

Y. Elec. Yeh. Trans Otis Elevator do pref Royal Baking Powder Standard Oil Tennessee Copper U. S.

Cast Iron Pipe. pref Union Copper Sea oBara do pref i. American Can do pref A. Elevated R. Ot-a 13.

14 10 18Vi 14 15 is 40 50 1 2 5 l' IVi 13 14 45 5) '4 1 107 10S 6 7U 30 31 01 03 H1 102U 712 714 13 5Vj ovi 3oi 32 5'i 6 7Vi 27 51 51 ft 104 67 07V4 28V4 28i, 7 .1 57 5 i 57 24' 24! WHEAT WAS STRONG, Trade flrlsk and tbe Price and Held the Gan. Chicago. November 0. Liverpool cables were unchanged and had no material effect on the price here, December opening Ac lower at 72c. It declined to 72c.

rallied to 7ic and closed at 7'-ic. May lost A-ic over night, opening at 7rtc, declinea to 75c, rallied to 7c and closed at 704c. Clearances were 530,000 bushels. Here there was some little selling pressure early, mainly from pit selling short wheat. The market rallied from this and closed fairly firm.

There is no change in the general situation. Primary receipts are about the only bearish fact. These are offset by good export and moderate world's stocks. The statistical position is such that a continued large foreign demand seems probable and the extensive feeding of wheat to stock will undoubtedly use up coneiderable of our wheat. The visible supply on Monday will probably show an increase.

Estimated cars for Monday, 110. Corn was dull, December opening ic lower at 59e. sold at 50c, advanced to "Mic and closed at 50c. May opened yc lower at 61ic. sold at 514c, advanced to and closed at 62c.

Speculative operators are of smaller volume, but the cash situation remains unchanged. There is no increased movement from the farms and outside of this market a general scarcity remains. The government report is expected on Monday, which will give the vield per acre of the crop. Ksti-mated cars for Monday, 85. Clearances were 101.000 bushels.

2y orris Brown members of the New Yprk and Pittsburg Stock Exchanges and of the Chicago Board of Trade, furnish the following quotations: Open.v High. Low. Close. Wheat- December May Corn December May Oats-December May Pork-January 'May Lard January Slay Short Riba January 72 71 72 73 7" 7W sm, sovi r.n 61 62 61 02 384 38i 3S 40 iOi 4Qi 40 14.03 15.I? 14.02 14.07 .....15.10 15-22 15.07 13.17 8.6O S.OO S.55 8.CO 8.70 S.72 S.70 8.72 7.7 T.72 7 07 7.70 ftoeii. iCloalnc quotation by Sprout Co.) Btd Asked.

Pennsylvania Reilrtmd Philadelphia Union iTact'ci Klectrlc .4 Pew.ple'4. Con. Traction of N. Consolidated lke Sioraze common. 735s 7444 96 288 1838 97 67 C8 235i 24 tO 65 I I 1 1 1 60 65 i 43s S4 1186 26 263g 1 64 654 i 42 43 ts 78 Storage PhtiatieipMa United Gas Improvement Ctnbria Steel Co, Fenn.

Vehicle Electric Co of Ame'lcan Railways Alkali preferred. W. X. A Asphalt Philadelphia Co Philadelphia Co. oa Hallways General Itttstmrf; Consolidated.

46 46H, 49 4S4 U2fe VA 1 23J4 24 Uonloii Copper Stocks. (Corrected by A. B. Masten Co Open.Uigh. Ixw.CIose, 97 97 97 23M 2755 27 64 64 634 634 1094 I08Vi 1084 4Sa 94i P4Vi 6738 j42g 6 7 644 26i4 2SJi 263s 23 219 2(7 21844 216ft I004 100 too 100 8V3 4814 48 37S 36ft 37 3644 77 95 93 93 95 128 I 14'8 1438 55 S64 2554 25 236 17344 173 (73 172 425s 42-4 423s 42t 72 7IU 7198 714 5798 5744 57 57 237 255 255 394 39i, 3978 39 96 96 93 96 42 4Vi 14144 142 404 40 40i4 4054 774 78 1 194 19A 19v4 73 i 75)4 75i 7534 74 7344 7344 74 131 1073s 107 "4 I07'4 10644 1274 12544 1274 12544 1044 10344 104 10234 54)4 54 5454 164 1574 I628 1574 2254 21fc 22lM 2114 194 194 19 1944 85 42 4144 10154 102 1644 16244 16344 164 173 176 ISA 354 3514 5i4 58 t8J 5744 91 9i 91 xy3 G4I4 102 104 102V4 4644 474 45 42 4444 4244 84 84 84 4 14744 147 1474 47 72! 71)4 102 4338 4344 4344 78 7744 7744 5744 5 5444- 5444 545s 1474 147 1464 7.82 7.87 7.62 7.85 her there hat rjreferred Is a cem that tb tiouid warrant Interest still to be covered.

Whether there hat been much manipulation of -the rjrererr questlcn. but it certainly would enormous earnings of the road she a 5 per cent preferred stock selling at a much fact, mi rallwa higher level than present nguies. in regards earnings. abnoFt the entire system of the L'nitod States has shown plie. nomenal results.

The money situation, although not entirely eatisfactory, has been far from bad, and as a matter c' fact the banks hold today a muctj larger cash reserve than has been shown aj the same period for some years imst. London took a holiday today and consequently xri4 no Influence on our market. East Liberty Stock Market. Central Stock Yards. November 9.

J. P. Huff live stock commission mcr, chants. Central ftock Yards. Kust IJberty, Quotations and receipts as follows: Cattle Supply llrht; market steady.

Wj uote: Choice. 1.4h to t.iiim pounds, 5.6oa prime, l.SOn to Latin pounds. 5.3nr..oii good, 1.2ll to 1,3011 pounds, MdJ butchers, 1. to 1,1 immiivIs, fair. 9(X to 1.000 pounds.

common, to son pounds. fat corns. 81. fid bulls an.1 etags. common ta fresh cows.

S20S3S; good to fresh cows, SO. Hogs Receipts fair, about 20 double-decks on sale. Market slow at a decline of fv4 cents from yesterday. "We quote: Prime heav, les. SS.Do&O.ltu; heavy mediums.

light mediums, 85.75S5.80; heavy yorkers, $5.65.95. 7t; light yorkers. pigs, roughs. Sheep Supply light; market strong. Wa quote: Pest wethers.

J5 to im) pounds, a.6: good. Wi to po pounds, mixed. 70 to 8i pounds. J2.rcKWS.10: culls and common, yearlings, 75 spring lambs. veal calves, heavy and thin, Sl.OOV.'.

Ills Mother Wna "nest Man." The marriage of Henry Kellogg Wlllard, will be unique, in so far as the groom will have no best man, but will be attended toj the hyrneteal altar' by bis aged mother. The ceremony will take place at noon to morrow. The bride is Miss Helen Wilson Parker, of this city. Mr. Wllhtrd Is a mils lionaire son of Henry Willard.

well known as a hotel owner and local financier. is an only child and very reserved in hi intercourse with the world. The innovation of selecting his mothee to escort him to his wedding is in keeping with his reputation. He belongs to non the -clubs and has a reputation as a sort cf Junior Russell Sage. Although a millionaire in his own right, Mr.

Willard. probablv spends let8 than a State de. partmeiit dude in the frivolotles which g) to make life pelasant. New York Special to Chicago Record-Herald. A Hrsfmlilanre, He Isn't golf a good deal like croquet? She Certainly not.

"Well, I heard a fellow over on the golf Jinks using the same kind of language once heard a fellow use when he got mad playing croquet." Yonkers Statesman. A DUNKER MEETING. Unconscious Art of This Eccentrlo Religions Sect. At one side, at vhe long able, sit th sisters, their while prayer-coverlnsa showing full against the general gloom, their mild, serious faces turned toward thq prenchers, and on every hand hang thei black bonnets sombei added to the somber scene At the other side ar the brethren, long-bearded led. long-haireji mil along every men with solemn faces, a low-lying beam stretch row on row oil great hats, their crowns rising like a series of monuments to the doctrine oi humility.

On the platform are the preach- -ers a line of them most of them old and white. The few flickering ing bghi-WaiX Adventure 224 224! 22Vii 22 i4 Amalgamated 8'i bi fcOI Arcadian 4 Atlantic 37 37 S7 Baltic 424 42'4 424 43 Bingham 2S Calumet 64T Centennial 10 16 104 1 Cochiti 4 4 4 34 Copper Range 50 60 53 5'va Elm River 3 Franklin 10 Mass 24 24 24 24 Mohawk 41i 4lVsi 41 Michigan 13 13 13 Vl Osceola 97 58 Old Dominion -5it Old Colony 4 Parrot 36 S014 3 Qulncy 187 Rhode Is'and 4 Trimountain 40 Tamarack 25 2R5 265 260 Utah 25 25 24 2-T)4 U. D. Mining 15 15 1Z 15 lsn stana on the general stock market. We merely point out what are recognized as facts in the situation, and indicate what experience suggests in the way of possibilities.

Under these circumstances, the best plan for an investor 13 to give more than usual attention to the history of corporations whose securities are I quoted in the market. Those which have i stood well in bad times, those which are ably managed, and particularly those which make a fair statement -of operations, are the onfs which present the minimum risk. Another point to consider Is the element of competition. AVe can best illustrate our meaning by citing a case within our personal knowledge, having had some in the iron and steel business. It is more difficult to establish competition in the manufacture of tool steei than cf any other product not protected by patents, and therefore Crucible Steel, for instance, is freer from competition than other iron and steel companies.

It is a comparatively easy-thing to get the capital 10 build a crucible steel plant, but it Is one of the most difficult things to induce a consumer to buy an untried quality of steel. As to speculative securities, the trader takes his chances, and as a rule does not inquire too closely into the intrinsic value, knowing that manipulation has much to do with establishing market values. We have an idea that there will be considerable manipulation in the market for Philadelphia company common which promises to become an active feature. Henry Clews says: "While conditions less favorable than a year ago, and there are weak points that will bear watching, yet the situation at the moment seems more favorable to an upward than a downward movement. Stocks are still highly concentrated In strong hands, and holders are not willing sellers at present level.

No doubt the strongest incentive to operations for higher prices Is the prevalance of general prosperity. From nearly all sections of the country come reports of continued good business conditions. Even in the drouth stricken districts business is better than exnected owing to other offsets, and no complaints are forthcoming-. Bank clearings are phe nomenally neavy. having for several weeks exceeded last year heavy totals I hv 10 to 20 per cent and over.

Railroads are often overburaened with traffic, and earnings continue to show gains of 10 to 15 per cent over the handsome gains of last year. On almost everv side there are the most positive evidences of 'great industrial activity, and as vet there are no important signs of cessation. Good judges expect the boom In Iron to -on- tinue for some months to come, and any iwreiuu irnni present nign ana profitable prices would simply bring in a new lot of orders that would keep both new and old capacity fully employed. The woolen goods trade, which is rarely what is called prosperous. Is in better condition todav than for a lone inH could be extende'u.

a few cafes there i are Indications of production overtaking consumption; but these are exceptional. I Prices in general are very high, and as in the case of iron slight recessions will i quickly revive any abatement in demaml. pun Index, figure is now at 07.7.: which is about tbe highest of the last in vears. It is remarkable but true that this high I level of prices is entirely due to the fail XROWLESS The Disappointment of an Inventor AVho Thought He Had Succeeded. "Would it be possible for me to invent some simple attachment by which the cheery but piercing notes of the early-crowing chanticleer could be prevented without injury to the bird?" This was the question that Eward P.

Howard of Brockton, asked himself not long ago. He was confined to his home at the time with an attack of the grip, and the dulcet tone of the pet bantams belonging to his son were not conducive to the enjoyments of the needful "beauty sleep." Now," Brockton is home of inventors not only of shoe machinery, but of many other "Yankee notions for was it not in the Shoe City that a wise and thoughtful married man invented the anti-snoring machine? This boon to heads of families was an arrangement of steel springs nnd padded clamps, by means of which the relaxation of the jaws so necessary to the well-rounded snore was prevented automatically. It was so planned that the aetbecthc jaws were opened the, tighter, the- machlTfls-TrTrad-jtljus the Fjwrfe was cut off5efore Its effort on the part of the wearer. Mr. Howard remembered the'iTuccess of this anti-snoring device, which, 'by the way, was successfully patented, and he eet out to conquer the crowing of the troublesome roosters in a similar manner.

The bantams upon which the first experiments were made were not the only feathered bipeds in the immediate vicinity, for his residence on. West Elm street, is in the heart of a beautiful residential and he dated to hope that were the effort successful' at home, he might persuade som'e of his neighbors to try the effect -of the "antl-crower" upon several lusty songsters of the Plymouth Rock variety. With copper wires, pliers and'a' stout heart Mr. Howard essayed the he had chosen. There was no danger' of catching ahy contagious disease from tbe bite of the little things, for, as ho told a Journal man, "the bantams were as tame as kittens." Experiment after experiment was made until the proper shaped yoke of bright new wirv had been properly fitted to the roosters' bills.

But let Mr. Howard describe the apparatus in his own words. The device is fastened about the bill of chanticleer after he has gone to roost by a simple clasp and does not interfore In any way with his circulation or digestion. Mr. Rooster dozes comfortably until perhaps about 1:30 a when he awakes and decides to arouse the neighborhood.

He arises from his perch, throws his head back, and opens his mouth to its full extent. "Here is where the fine work of the invention comes in, as it gently but firmly closes the open mouth, and Mr. R. subsides with a gasp of astonishment, to bo similarly 'trun down at each attempt to give bis sleep-destroying call. ''It was my fond hope," continued Mr.

Buys jfifalue 11 is the foreign situation. The European 1 markets are in an exceedingly sensitive state o'ing to well understood causes, and with another British loan In pros- 1 tect American stocks are quite likely to be sold for shipment to the United Mates in an advancing market. This, of --course, would not be favorable 'to tbe foreign exchanges. The cotton movement, how- ever, has been backward for a period, and I Increased exports of this staple would tend to discourage gold shipments. The local money market is not entirely free of danger, bank reserves being low and the return of currency from the- South being tardy, owing to the backward movement of the cotton crop.

Some relict I will be artorded by Secretary Gage's of- fer to buy bonds and by the Increase of money In circulation: but the treasury is still a disturbing feature, locking tip funds collected hy excessive taxation. Congress seems likely to do little 'during the corn-In-' session: It could at least earn the good will of all parties by cutting off superfluous taxes. K. A O. Randolph to Honry Sproul A Co.

Th market xvs active and strons again, with the" exception of Amalgamated Copper, which was notably heavy. The traction, however, were the No news developed to account for thoir rise, hut theie has been a considerable abort interest in thm. which rave evidence of coveing largely. It is said, however, that a new and important interest will be given, a tepresentatlon In the Manhattan directory and strength which was also- shown by Metropolitan may possible have a bearing on this. The meeting of Manhattan, it should be noted, will be held on Wednesday.

An unfavorable bank statement was looked for, but when It came out it was poorer than harl even been anticipated. This, however, was not reflected in the market. There -was little actual news, but one of the newspapers states en what it claims to be high authority, that the Northern Pacific terms have been submitted to and approved by the Union Pacific board. It Is also inferred that a meeting of the Northern Pacific directors next week will result in aomethiiig of importance In the same connection. Atchison officials deny that the company has made any alliance whatever with the Pennsylvania.

Trede reports for tho week are favorable, showing activity and prosperity In mot lines of business throughout the country. There is an Interesting article in the Financial Chronicle this week which deals with the copper situation and contains figures and conclusions which point to a reduction In the selling price of the metal. It Is. in fuet, reported that unofficial cuts are being made by Ihe Amalgamated and its tepresentativea. By private .1.

L. T. Speer Co. As we have predicted for a number of weeks past, the market has at last resumed Its upward course. From extreme dullness and apathy, thourh within a strong undertone preceding election, stocks became strong and advanced almost at a houndj last Wednesday morning.

and the strength has been well maintained throughout the week. Evidences of this renewed movement have been apparent to us for a long time past, as it was well known that the big men were exceedingly long of stocks, many of which were accumulated at hieh prices, and it was necessary for them-, to make a market in order to liquidate some of their holdings. How far and to what extent this rise may run, it Is Impossible to say. but nt the moment existing conditions would decidedly point to continued buoyancy. Howard, "to rear in time a breed of non-crowing fowl, since aside from the great boon to humanity -which a breed of noiseless fowl would be, the financial side would certainly be worth considering as fraught with great- possibilities.

It is well known that the exertion of crowing causes the neck of the ordinary fowl to become lean, tough and stringy, while with the non-crowing fowl the neck should become fat, tender and juicy, thus changing what has been considered a 'piece de resistance' to what gourmands would term a 'bonne Unfortunately, the secreta did not carry out the fond hopes of the inventor, for, the roosters' immediately boycotted the invention and sought relief from the clutches of the muzzles in ever? manner known to birddom. Such grand and lofty tumbling, such contortion. acts in fowlyard, and such gymnastics as those poor fowls indulged in. would have put to shame, a high-salaried artist of the "greatest shoy-ort' earth. Indeed, the antics of a pet dog with his teeth stuck together, with molasses taffy would be Delsarte; as compared with the frantic sCfatchings and headlong plunge of those two bifntams, and so.

lclng a kind-hearted man, Mr. Howard released the victims of his ingenuity, and sorrowfully relinquished all idea of a niche in the American gallery of national benefactors. Vlt was indeed a sad blow to me," said Mr. Howard, "but what could I do? I had to take my fowls as I found them. If I could obtain a breed of domesticated that could be trained to the wearing of my asti-erower, in time, no doubt, by proper breeding.

I could develop a race of crowless bantams, which as blooded fowls. would, be of the. blue ribbon Despita his disappointment at the outcome of his experiments Mr. Howard heartily subscribed to the sentiments of the editorial writer who recently said: "Sancho Panza. invoked blessings on him who first invented sleep, and the man who compels the myriad roosters of this poultry-loving land to silence will do more: to relieve the miserv of noise-worried, nerve-racked mankind than any other since Dr.

Morton discovered anae-thesia. Boston Journal. Died of n. Tarantula Bite. The bite of a small tarantula resulted In the death of Gottlieb Hasler at his home in Evergreen yesterday afternoon.

Although a native of Germany Hasler spent 40 years in California. Last Wednesday be went to the barn on. his ranch to feed the horses. While in the barn the tarantula lighted on his arm and bit him. Although not especially painful the bite was soon followed by a swelling of the arm to twice its nor mal size.

A physician was summoned and the wound was cauterized, but too late to prevent. -blood poisoning. Hasler grew I worse rapidly and tne ena came late yesterday afternoon. He was 74 years old. The tarantula was about the size of a pigeon's egg and was covered with black hair.

San Jose Mercury. One Hundred Shares With a cf AND here, nnd now-iTnj black forms-of New York, November 9. It ras by no means easy to assign a reason for the strength shown by the stock markt today. Kxpeetaticns that some light would bo thrown on the Northern Pacific situation over Sunday played some part in shaping sentiment, and from the preliminary estimates, it was believed that the bank statement would make a fairly "strong showing. The London market was closed today on the celebration of the king's birthday, and no Influence was exerted from that quarter.

The faturcs or today's dealings were Atchison sharts. the local traction stocks, the Fnited Stats Stel i.sufn, ami Missouri Pacific, xioth Pacific and St. Paul, while steady, did net participate in tee buoyancy appearing in the general list. Kxce iona to ihe strong tone were si ma ted Conner and the early d. the Chicago termin il issues, afthoujh the latter rallied with the course of tho busings The last named wore by reports the liaHimore Ohio which will abandon its use of the Chicago terminal facilities at Chicago.

Among the usual! inactive railway St. Iuls an-i Fan Francisco were nottibly stroiis. Southern Hallway and JJrie common were firm, h-'t something less active than of late. There were again dealings in the bond market, which was very tirni. potably for the Third Ave.

litio 4 nfr cents. Til'' market was onite unaffected by the bank statement, and closed strong, although retaining appearances of groat irregular it v. The Vanderbilt issues were comparative'v lnavy, and St. Paul and Union Pacific," reflected further preB-swe. The pronounced strength shown by the local traction 5tock continued, and the advance, t-cored in that direction, was fairly sensational.

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.11 Am. IIS'6 IZO 21 844 82 348 25 26 62 34 434( 25 84 26j 82 66'i 86 34l 25 84, 82 25 4i 81 t9U 66 86J 34'A A3Yi 86ft 343? 4234 WtEK IN UW A Record-Breaking Year Is Now a Fully Assured Fact. GOOD SALES PUT ROUGH. 7 REVIVAL OF ACTIVITY IX III SI -MISS QUARTER. BUILDING STILL ACTIVE.

The year is sufficiently advanced to maKe. it possible to give a clqse estimate of the volume of real estate transactions in Allegheny county, but mostly in Pittsburg, since the opening of the twentittn century. The following shows the number of ueeds made matters of record and their amounts: Number Amount. 3, 4, 5, 754, o.lkjiMMM 2.5.HMHH) January l-'eoruary March Ai a July niKUSt September t-10 012 052 tt 07 Wwl 5 40 4 SO November (estimated). Dtcembcr (i-siirnuteuj 1.207 $45.

105.O H) These." iisures overshadow all others for the same period in the history ot the city. -hnvMiiher und Drprmner are conserva- fivtly estimated. The result may exceed ktho amounts given. Close observers ink the vear business will not fall 4iuw xj 1,000. But whether It be li.isio or tne amount 01 lis-nev involved is suincicni.

to eicvaic ure lVfeil "estate business to a high position ir.e aaing activities 01 Hit ciij Pulse of the Market. Notwithstanding a bad beginning rain oa liOIiO 1 aw: elections oa .1 uraj oper.liior.j in real estate tne past eeiv wereValmost up to the highest level oil the stason. The volume of business xcee lulls expectations, utner cities nave lonjr duiution. out tney ao not last in Tl in Pittsburg, where, as stated Press last bunuay, property is neeu 1. I for-lmprci.

ement. It is not bought for orYament nor because fa-nion ae- lit. This of the o.iuation attracted th attrnt'ou of Georje ti. Thompson, a leading-' broker of Cincinnati, who wa3 in the city iasi wetk He expressed surprise at the sviirciiy of acani plots in the liusine- nielli, t. Ho said neretras no of that kind of property in Cincinnati.

A lot on one of the best streets there changed hands about two years nso ar.d is unimproved. The many skysf i-apei 5 in process of construction here be regaided as evidence of business expansion, in which ittsburg is leading neany v'ry city Li the country. This is high praise, ard ia ail the more that it comes? from a practical man. Among the buyers uf the week were a number of outsiders, business men ant skilled mechanics, who will locate here to share in the general posperi.y. This feature added yest to the TarKet and b.e.ped to swell the volume of trade.

Events the Weet. I S.iies of high-class properties afforded practical evidence mat hig buyers are asain lining up on the bring line. One of the most important transactions of the week in the downtown district was the tale of the two properties at the northeast corner of Se.c'-'d avenue and Wood street for about The' buyer is noi known, but it is said to he bis intention to replace) the existing structures with a modern business block. Another good sale was that of the hiook known as oil ard 613 Smith tlo Jd street, owned bv D. T.

Watson, to 11. W. 9iver. It is said the purchase price to The United Engineering Iroundry Co. acquired nearly four -acres, corner of Firtv-Tns-rth street and Allegheny Valley Railroad, for S175.i0.

The property was fornteriv owned bv tbe Frank Kneeland Co. The same company secured the boidinjj of the Lincoln Foundry Co. on Sixty-first street, for which Sio0.0i0 was paid. These pnrchaes are the outcome of a recent consolidation of plants. There were rumors of other deals in th hnsiness ouarter.

but investigation disolosrd that they were still in the -air. On" cf these rtories wa'. in nubstance. that the Speer Plow Works, on Duqtiesne wav. h-sd been optioned to an Eastern capitalist on telling basis of It- has not verified- Readers will remember former reports affecting this property, all of which proved baseless a a dream.

The present one is probably of tbe same sort. Ka to Sell Hennen. -c rt imt-iKlp i pr CC cf i i in the'ovUr wards and nearby districts a 1 r. ninnhrr of -r, ryrtO- inric 1 i- f.tiM and vacant. rbsnoii 'mas at lun i'licto, auu in a ic di 4.

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Builders find it comparatively easy to sell houses this season. In ordinary times they are compelled to carry them for months. The urgency of the demand is such that many houses are sold long in advance of completion. Several instances of this kind occurred last week, and were noted In The Press. There is in this every encouragement for builders.

They do not have to wait long fer their money. Lot selling was again an Interesting feature. Ail, the plans on tHe market drew like' star penormers or a football game, with the of a visible diminution of the supply. It is intportanf to note that buyers are not speculators, but people who wiil build as as- tbev can make arrangements. They are factors in the upbuilding of a Greater Plttsburgand are doing all they can to help it along.

Among he Official figures to date indicate that the value of building operations this year will not fall below This is pretty-close to Captain J. A. A. Brown's prediction last January. His report for October, made public during the week, shows decided activity for tne season.

During the month 444 permits were issued, aggregating ThU is a slight decrease es compared with tbe same month a year ago, the total of which was swelled by one permit for No unusually large structures were, Included in last month's report. Contracts for many private houses were swarded during the week one for 43 In the Liberty Viow ilan, put Larimer avenue, bv J. Bechtel. They will cost nearly each. M.

G. Gallinger will break ground this for 10 houses in the Crestas East Pittsburg, to cost nearly for the lot. are straws showing how- the wind blows along the line cf material development of the city and suburbs. A list of all the buildings in course of construction in the city and nearby districts would surprise the natives. There has never been so much activity, in this lir.q of building so late in the season.

In the earby Hiatrict. Among several acreage deals in the West End, that of the Friend farm of about 4f acres, adjoining El.iott barossffh, was among the most importknt." While the sale has not been closed, it is understood it will be within the next few days. The price named is about $2,000 an acre. An option was taken on the Stewart farm of 44 acres, near Greentree borough, it is held at $1,0) an acre, and is said to be wanted by a traction company for park purposes. The Pressed Steel Car Co.

added to its holdings at Alleouippa Park by purchasing the McDonald tarm of 4n acres for The property has a large frontage along both sides of the Pittsburg Lake Erie Railroad and also along the Ohio river and will he used in the business of the company for an additional plant, is said. Considerable acreage at Rice's landing, now known as Dilworth, changed hands during the week, the Dil-'orth Coal Co. being the purchaser. The purchases, it is said, aggregate 150 acres in the' town and inn acres lust back of it. The company will build about 20O bouses, contracts for 50 having already been let.

Latest Local Movements. Negotiations are still under way for the purchasv of the Friend property, corner of Third avenue and Duquesne way. It is valued at about C. Dick yesterday concluded a deal for 35 lots in the Ogantx plan. Baldwin township, for which he exchanged improved property In the East End.

The deal aggregates Samuel W. Black Co. sold the property No. 11015 Fifth avenue, adjoining tne property on me rasi luniw -ii 0 street, let 21x87 feet' with two-story brick building, for $22,000 cash. The purchaser bought for improvement.

H. Parker sold for William J. Parker to Sarah Rowhottom, a modern lo-roomed frame house, lot feet, corner of Harrison and Florence avenue. Avatnn. for cash: for W.

11. Netting let No. il. in Semple Terrace, 35x105, Union street. WW; also sold for Morgan Hall lot No.

34 in same plant. on Bucking street. and placed two mortgages, at 0 per of each, on residence property. John F. Sweeny has two more of his new modern frame dwellings on Lincoln avenue one to Charles Rankin, for about S4.2O0.

the other to K. H. Geriocn, for about Thomas t- Woilett A- Son, Thirty-first wa-d contractors, vesterday raised the fifty-first and last of the John F. Sweeny houses in thit ward. About half of these properties are now practically rinishei, ard the entire lot fs to be delivered to the owner complete on or before 1 March 2i.

D. Behen Son sold to James Eddie lot No. 317 In the Lincoln Park plan for 5210: also sold for Mrs. Elizabeth Da urn to Anton Gruber an improved lot 0:1 Harrison street, Eighteenth ward, for also sold for Elien M. Reardon to Mrs.

Elizabeth Fishe-r lot No. 207. Lin- 1 ocln Park plan, for $005. Black A Glonina-er yestcrdav sold their insurance business to D. C.

segley and W. S. Clark under articles of incorpora-S ticn. The Real Estate Trust with which Black ttallinger are prominently connected. is barred from carrying on the Insurance business, hence the sale and dissolution of the old firm, i During the week Vogel Heitz sold for I the estate of Howard G.

Spencer and oth- Iers. of Philadelphia, a tract of mineral and timber land, containing about 4." Hcres. rit'iattd in St. Clair township. Westmoreland count near New FJor-i er-'e.

for Valentine Black has purchased tbe i Union Hotel property, cn the east side of the ButkT piank roafi, near tfce Etna I MARKET OPINIONS. Hu phries Miller on the local market It la very much to us as though we were oing to have what is called a traders' -arket for some time to come. While the average of prices is below the highest of the year. It is considerably above the Jow point at which the noteworthy movement began which immediately followed the national elections last year. One may as well recognize this fact when attempting to forecast movements.

Busi-nfss may or may not have reached the lioodtide, and the hesitation noted in some lines may or may not mark the begin 1 ning of the ebb; but one cannot talk so confidently now of the probability of increased dividends, and with a few exceptions, so far as the local situation is concerned, there are no important deals pending which hold out promise of better things for the general stockholder. Under these circumstances advances in market values are likely to be more the result of variations in the demand for investment than of the operations of bull cliques. Our market never enjoyed the benefit of a general short interest, and therefore is not invitinc for bear operations, except of a spasmodic kind: but it will be influenced by such operations in Wall street. The advent of a session of congress is-usually the signal for unsettling legislation, or attempts at the game, and while the country has had a comparatively long rest from tariff agitation. TRIUMPHAL ARCHES.

Some Modern Instances of These Ancient Monomenta. There is little to recommend the generally received idea that the trlumphat arch from a fashion of decorating the gate of a city against the return of a conquerer, although In its simplest form the arch does appear to symbolize a door or portion of a house which has been decorated in one way or another by the people at home, in order to testify their joy at the return of some one who nas given them reason to be proud of him. the triumphal arcn appeals to have started independency ot city gatherings It was a symbol Jn itself, whether a crude structure of two posts and a cross-bar, or the veiy elaborate marble buildingserected at Rome to commemorate victories and at the same time form a monument to ame nifcmter of the imperial family. Naturally enqigh, the specimens that are extant Beldjsrg to the latter class, tbe-TeTroitt-edLuring-ly of stone; but. their existence in siiea costly material testifies to many forerunners in perishable form which were erected in much the same manner as was tne temporary structure at New York in honor of the American Navy, built after the designs of Mr.

Charles R. Lamb, to add splendor to the greeting given by -New ork to Admiral liewey ana the sailors of the Philippine fleet Whethes the fashion of" triumphal arches was original in Rome we do not know. Since many other things in religion, ceremonial, angury and domestic life were borrowed from the Etruscans, perhaps the latter were the originatois, They were the exemplars to tne early Romans in matters of state and pomp as well as statecraft, until the latter btgan to wage wars outside of Italy and came in contact with the Greeks and Asiastics. The knowledge of the principal of the arch and perhaps the invention of the i true arch composed of wedge shaped blocks held in place by their own weigh 1 without the aid of mortar can be at- trlbuted to the Etruscans. Their tombs show the first beginning of vaults composed of stones overlapping and grad- I uany meeting at tne top.

They show the raise arcn carved out of such overlapping stones but, they also afford many instances of the perfect arch built of dry masonry which supports itself when the keystone Is put In place. The Great Sewer of Rome, which shows the perfection of arch and vault, is attributed to Tarquin, one of the Etruscan kings of early Rome. So that it i3 at least reasonable to suppose that the idea of an independent arch erected for no common useful purpose, but solely for pomp and as a symbol, came from the same people who taught' the Romans not only the aroi-4irjiiciple in architecture, "but their acOTCU-Jv tnd arts of civilization at? well. That there htild be no specimens of Etruscan arches of triumph extant is not surprising, since it is with difficulty that we can reconstruct an Etruscan city or villa. It is only through the tombs they left and some wall paintings, bronzes and picture-clad vases that we know them at all.

The highest point reached by the triumphal arch in the city where so far as we are sure it was a native, was the Arch of Trajan, which formed the entrance to the forum built by that emperor. There were seven others in the complex of forum, basilica and temple beside the famous column which still exists, and this wealtah of arches testifies, as well as any other feature, to the culmination of Rome's glory as the center of the western civilized world. The starting point- of the triumphal arch was Italy, and, so far as visible remains teach the city of Rome. All ages are agreed that the triumphal arch forms one of the most perfect monuments to embody the gratitude of a community for services rendered it in war. partly because of the symbolism alluded to, partly because of its ornamental quality in connection with the architecture of a city, and no less because of the variety of embellishment a structure of the kind can support without appearing to be overloaded.

It is not a thing for use, but for beauty. It is a huga frame statuary, a pedestal and background for many monuments. The very fact that it is not utilitarian sets it apart from architecture proper and places it. at the summit of decoration in is most-dig-nified and majestic culmination. There is no reason to beneve that trl-' nmphal arches are not appreciated in the United States.

The fact that the Naval Arch has failed to elicit a sum large enough to erect it permanently in the best material can be explained by conditions which existed at a certain date for that arch alone and rieed not obtain hereafter. This is the time for a renewed attempt to raise a fund to make it actual. Russia, Austria, Germany and Spain have no modern triumphal arches of any importance or neither has Great Britain; for the specimens at Berlin, Munich and London are singularly lacking in the proportions and artistic grace that seem inseparable from a monument of the A modern-arch exists in northern Italy in memory of Napoleon, which ha a style of its own. It seems reserved to America to take up the fashion where France left it in the century just gone by and use this element of city decoration with a freedom unknown eiiw the days of the Roman emperors. Municipal Journal and Engineer," -v Germani AVant Trusts.

Berlin. November ft. Strong pressure Is being brought to bear for the repeal or tbe laws restricting trusts and monopolies in The advocates of the repeal say that unless German firms com bine to regulate the markets they will be unable to meet American competition. May Can StocUs Active. Chicago.

November 9. The American Can stocks were again the foremost in the dealings, and values were lifted a trifle. The rest of the list was firm at small advances, although trading was limited In volume. The Can shares did not attract much attention from the outside, but the usual disposition to sell was not current with its usual force. There is no definite news on the stock, and sentiment has turned "somewhat, many believing that the price was depressed for a purpose.

Some good interests are known to have bought during the past week. Northwest Elevated common was in good request and a limited amount of stock was available around 40. (Reported by Henry Sproul Co.) I Diamond Match 13341 134 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION First United Presbyterian Church Will Observe Its Hundredth Anniversary. A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH. IT HAS PROSPERED GREATLY "CYDER PRESENT PASTORATE.

DR. REID IN CHARGE 39 YEARS. The members of the First United Presbyterian -Church, of this city, on Fifth avenue, near Boquet street, are anticipating with much pleas-ire the coming celebration of their centennial, which will be held in the church on Sunday, November 24. and Monday, November 25. Both pastor and people look forward to the event aa one of the most pleasant In the history of the church, and 1 who are connected with the congregation are doing their best to make the affair a success.

The celebration will begin on Sunday morning at 10:45 o'clock. Tbe service will open with the singing of the Doxology by the congregation. There will be a special musical program, with a sermon by the Rev. Dr. W.

J. Reid. At the moning service, as well as at all the other services In connection with the anniversary, the musical part of the exercises will be In charge of Mrs. Annie Grace Rlheldaffer, soprano, and Stephen H. Iyahon, who will preside at the or-gan The evening, service-Sunday will begin at 7:45 o'clock.

The- features of this meeting will be addresses, by. the Rev. A. G. Wallace, D.

D-, of SewHckley, who will speak on "The Scotch-Irish in Western Pennsylvania," and by DavM D. Bruce, whose subject will be "Reminiscences.1. The music will include an anthem' in by Barnby, soprano Handel's Messiah, and an evening anthem in E. On Monday evening at 7:45 o'clock will be given a musicalendoaij-upder-ttoe direction of the Rev. W.

J. Reid, Jr. The program follows-. Organ, triumphal march In flat: anthem. Sanctus from Gounod's St.

Cecilia mass: soprano, (aT'Fear Not Ye, b), "I Will Extoll Thee," Mrs. Rlheldaffer; anthem. a). "God so Loved the (b), Risen piano, a) Nocturne in flat minor, b) Polonaise in flat, Mr. Leyshon; soprano, (a) song, from the "Golden Legend." (b) "Who is Sylvia?" fc) "At (d) Spring song.

Mrs. Rlheldaffer; anthem. "Gloria," from Twelfth mass. At the conclusion of the program, refreshments will be served and the remainder of the evening will be spent in social Intercourse. Just loo years ago the First United Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg came into existence.

It first belonged to what was kn ownas the Chartiers Svnod. It is worthy of note that at the time of its inception there were but four United Presbyterian synods la North America. At a meeting of the Chartiers presbytery, held at Buffalo. "November 4. 1801, a petition was presented from Pittsburg and Turtle Creek for preaching and for the moderation of a call.

The first pastor was Rev. Ebenpzer Henderson, who accepted the call December 30. 1R01. and remained In charge only three years. "December 14.

1, Rev. Robert Bruce, D. was installed as pastor of the charge. He continued with the church until 1846, when he was released from further labor. Meanwhile, in 1831, a charter was obtained for the church under the name of "The Associate Congregation of Pittsburg." Tbe third pastor was Rev.

Abraham Henderson, who accepted a call May 20, 1S47, but his pastorate was cut short bv death on July 27, 1R49. He was succeeded by Rev. H. W. Lee, who was in charge until 1S55.

when he resigned. In lS5t the old church, in which the congregation had worshiped for 30 years, was torn down and a new building erected, which the congregation occupied for manv years. Rev. S. B.

Reed succeeded Rev. Mr. Lee. and occupied the pastorate until 1850, when he took charge elsewhere. At a congregational meeting September 12.

1861, a call was made out for the present -castor. Rev. William Reed, D. D. The call was accepted, and the ordination and installation took place April 7.

1S02. Under Rev. Dr. Reed's pastorate the church has had a long continued period of prosperity. When he took charge there Were but ITO members and today the congregation numbers about OT.

Pastor and people travel along very harmoniously, and there has never been any internal trouble since he took charge. Dr. Reed has been pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years, and during thi3 long period of time has labored faithfully and' well to build uo the eon-, gregatlon to Its present high position in the presbytery. It has prospered financially, as Is proven by' the fact that only three yea -s agq the, present church edi-fic was erected at a cost of more than I postoffice, for $20,000. The property was ownfrrf bv the Hanna.

estate. A. Russell sold the A. W. Cummin farm of 25u acres in Chartiers township, ashington county, to M.

B. Jieison. Price withheld. A. C.

McComb Co. closed an exchange deal by which M. W. Lennox, Parker, trades a farm in Nottoway county, containing 220 acres, to Mrs. Jennie Ray, Utiea, for a 50-acre farm in Venango county.

Pa. Consideration. The same firm haa passed the final papers by which B- Hickman transfers a lot on Fifth' avenue, McKeesport, and two lots on Senate street. Driving park plan, Versailles township, for cash. They also sold a farm containing 115 acres near Salina, Westmoreland county, for D.

S. Atkinson and the J. Peoples estate of Greensburg, Wm. J. Detman being the purchaser.

Consideration $2,250. Also a 05-acre farm in Hopewell township. Beaver county for T. J. Marshall, to B- F.

Smith, of Ohio, for $4,000 cash. F. Weber sold for Mary -Mersinger to Charles Hefrich, an improved Jot on Win-field street. Twenty-first ward, for $32.75, having erected thereon a six-room frame dweinng house. Also sold for Amelia Sheaffer to A.

Wirth a tract of land containing 134 acres on OHvant street. Twenty-first ward, which is to lie improved by a fine residence, for cash. J. W. Sherrer sold for Hannah P.

Smith to Edwin Johnson, of the Pittsburg Hardwood 3(1x124, on the south line of Alder street. Twentieth ward, improved with a 10-room modern brick and stone dwelling, for This' property wa? purchased for a home. THE WORK Of CHANCE. How Has Operated In Bringing Good LncYy. Chance works very favoVably at times in the acquisition of wealth and property for those who least expect such luck.

A Versailles wineshop keeper, was at work in his cellar, when suddenly the ground gave way. and he fell into what was at first thought to be a but on lights being brought, the hole was -found to be an entrance to another wine cellar, containing some of the best vintages of France and Spain. The archaeologists of Versailles were aroused, and their examination proves that the mysterious subterranean wine cellar formed part of the-Pavilion dtt Rendezvous, which. Loifls" XV. annexed to the- Pac-au-Ceffs, about which so many queer are related bu the court chroniclers of the period.

The wine is said to have attracted con-noiseurs from all parts. A farmer in the neighborhood of Tavistock, England, was as lucky In another way. In repairing an old mahogany secretaire, knocked down to him at an auction, he discovered a secret drawer containing forty sovereigns, a gold enameled ring and a lot of securities of money, one of which was a certificate for over $500 three per cent consols. An old scrap of paper dated 17(10 led to the belief that 40 guineas had originally been placed three, but had been taken out in modern times and replaced py the sovereigns. A Hastings chemist was even more lucky than the Tavistock farmer, all owing to an accident that befell a lady's pet dog.

He treated the animal so suc-cessfulsa-triat when the grateful owner died, which happened not long afterwards, she left the lucky chemist a good many thousand pounds, which enabled him to change cares of business for the pleasures of retirement. Ixst money has often been regained by the accidental detection of the thelf. A French lady not long since frequently missed some of her in a "most unaccountable manner. One day her servant fell down stairs and was severely tinrt. On aoti; the good Samaritan and pouring oil Into her wounds the mistress was astonished to find all her lost jewels I In the pocket of her maid, who, it seems, had r11 the time been the culprit.

How I much oftener accidents contribute to the loss of money, scarcely needs comment. but the manner in which a gentleman lost an ms winuiiiKs i piay is worm repm-tion, as an instance of the fickleness of fste. He won SOO pounds at the "green table'' at Monaco, and was only waiting for his laundress to bring his dozen shirts home before he should quit the place. The laundress, however, did not turn up at the appointed time, and to while away the hours he went into the Casino. Of course he played and not only lost all he had alreadv Won.

but 1.200 besides, which made him heartily wish he had left the shirts behind that cost him 100 pounds apiece for the washing. London Express. Horrible Symptoms. A little man recently walked into a dry goods store and said: "I do not know how to use the telephone. Will you please call up this number? Thank you." "Here is the number.

What shall I say to the doctor?" "Tell him his paralysed patient is walking around this "Yes," "That I think there is hope for his recovery- I cut off his hair and put 14 fiy blisters on him last night. I found that his appetite is fine, but he won't touch that raw meat. One of his ears fell off during the night, and I think he is blind In one eye. I find that there is no use in giving hint medicine. Jt makes him howl.

His tongue looks as if it had been put through a wringing machine. What does he want me to do? "Jle says to let the patient alone until he gets downtown. By the way. Blank. I don't know your patient, but it mut be a sad esse." "ys." said the littl man.

as it looking for rympathy. think that he was at on time the finest eolii thet ever cracked a bone." New York Mail and Express. strange snaaows everywr then, bring into relief th the unrcgenerato In the half-tilled mows fl either end. From the stables below eoroi the sound of cattle stirring restlessly ii their straw bedding, the half-suppressed bleat of a lamb, the cluck of a nervous chicken. Back of It all, a pushing, vulgar mass, crowding at the wide doors, starea in at the company the sightseers from the neighboring villages, arrayed in bonnets gay with paper nowers of every hue, bright dresses, or the terrible productions of the "fashionable tailor" or-the "gents' furnisher" of the country town.

A second preacher is on his feet expounding the doctrine of humility. lio protests against the tendency of some the sisters to relax a little in fheir strictness as to dress, as ia evidenced here and there by a light blup gown. He beseeches! them to keep apirt from the world, and to shun the ways of the unitenerate. "lift the. young brethren as the old -brethren!" cries.

"lict the young sis--ttrs as the old sisters!" He, simple man, looks over the heads of his co-worshippers at the, world as' it stands there on the barn bridge gaping at him, and the world seems a dreadful thing. Little wonder! As between his people. W'ith their unconscious art, and tbe unre-generate without, our sympathies are willa the brethren. Scrtbner'fl Mngazine. SPINDLE TOP OIL LAST that yon can buy TEXAS STANDARD Oil- STOCK and DIAMOND Cm iJK OIL COMPANY stock at Ji.1.

CE.TH l'EK KHHE. i'ar valuo One Dollar, full paid, non-assessable. Both Comnnnios will bring in on SPINDLE TOP this week. Buy now before the advance tnkfs place. I also advise the purchase of TEXAH FUEL OIL IOTVA HEA I' MONT OIL EASTERN TEXAS OIL, TEXAS GEYSEil OIL at 25 CENTS PER SHARE.

Par value One Dollar. Above Companies are all drilling on SPINDLE TOP HILL. Send for prospectuses that give facts that are interesting. WESLEY EARLY, lO WALL NEW YORK. HlOwp 50 Acres all told, which cannot w.

ii rYA 4. 4 7. Mm Buys One Thousand Shares of a Stock a Par Value of Full-paid and non-assessable IN THE DOVER GOLD MINING COMPANY OF PITTBURG, PA. MINES IN CLEAR CREEK COUNTY COLORADO. The Dover is strictly a Pittsburg Company, the ocefs and directors all being leading; and successful business men of our city, or, in 6ther words, what you would call money-makers.

They are going to make money ut(pf these Mines and wiirniake money for you if you will associate yourself with them iu this enterprise'. Thist6ck has advanced 40 per cent in the past 60 days, AND WE KNOW FOR A a further advance is scheduled for the near future. Many of our customers who bqught theij stock at 10 cents share a little over a year ago could today sell put and treble if they desired to, but they realize they have a good stock which is growing in day, and which wjH at double the present price inside of a year. We arefindent that in the Dover Stock we offer yon an investment which, without a doubt, will prove to be one of the largest and most continuous dividend payers among the entire Liof Colorado Gold Mines (and you are no doubt aware there are some pretty good ones). The LOover property consists of 9 full lode claims and one placer claim, be worked out in the next fifty years.

If good, reliable nining; Investments interest you, we ask that you visit our office -or write for full particulars. Make remittance to EQUITABLE INVESTMENT GOMPANV, 1103 Bank for Sayings Building, Pittsburg, Pa. 71..

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