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Reading Times from Reading, Pennsylvania • Page 13

Reading Timesi
Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 K. oVT. IS UNDER PRESSURE XEW TORK, March 16. Europe sold stocks here today and the market sagged slowly. It was the attitude of foreign holders of stocks which was primarily responsible for the movement. London was depressed by uncertainty over the home rule question. American speculative issues were unloaded by London and there was also selling on direct orders lrom the Continent, particularly among the low priced railroad stocks. At home, sentiment was uncertain. Outside interest was still at low ebb. The rise of the closing days of last week appeared "to have exhausted the resources of the bullish traders. Early movements were irregular, but gradually the market moved downward, under the influence of European selling. The close showed a majority of fractional losses. Kansas Texas issues were again under pressure and their pronounced weakness gave, rise to rumors concerning a possible change in dividend policy. The preferred at 46, and the common at 1G, fell to the low prices of the last ten! 8 13 years. New Haven was again heavy, but late In the day it made up its loss. Reports from the steel trade were less favorable. Total sales, 154,000 shares. Bond3 were easy. Total sales, U. S. Bonds were unchanged on call. July LARD May July RIBS May July THE GRAIN MARKET Dry Weather and Winter 93' 39 21.50 21.55 10.71,6 10.95 9314 68.. Wi 39 21.62V4 21.66 10.77 10.97 11.50 11.55 11.57. 11.65 Cash Quotations were: A Salesman mailed an important order to hishouse. The letter was delayed. The goods arrived 48 hours too late. A Western Union Day or Night Letter would have saved this salesman a customer. The cost would have been trifling. THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. Telephone or call at any offict for 3 id 4 4 .7 1U1M 6 93 ssy4 67V4 67.. 39'i 21.50 21.65 Killing Sends Wheat Up CHICAGO, March 16. Enough complaints of dry weather and of winter killing came today to give wheat an upward jerk. Closing prices were nervous, varying from a shade off to "iac net advance. Corn, oats and provisions wound up substantially tho same as on Saturday night. WHEAT May July CORN May July OATS May July PORK May 93i 884 67 6714 3314 39 21.62 21.65 10.75 10.77'! 10.92 10.97 11147 11.521 U.67 11.62 Rve No. 2. 60a61c. Barley. 4Sa64c. Tim othv, J3.75a5.25. Clover, Pork, $12,62. Ird. J10.60. Ribs, 10.62all.37, PETROLEUM OIL CITY, March 16. Credit bal ance, 2.50; rung, average, 105,694 shipments, average, 87,540. Judge C. N. Brumm, of Pottsville, announces his candidacy for Progressive gubernatorial nomination. THE READING NEWS TIMES, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1914 FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL FOREIGN SELLING CAUSES MARKET TO SLOWLY Home Rule Question Causes the Depressive Feeling Abroad INTERSTATE COMMISSION INSPECTING THE READING Slecial Devoting Week to Physiclal Examination of Tracks Charles Hansel, of the Interstate Commerce Commission; Chief Engi neer "William Hunter, of theNReading Railway, and others are snaking: a physical examination of the Reading system. Totlay they will go over a portion of the Schuylkill Susquehanna branch, visit Glendower, Tamaqua and Newberry Junction. Wednesday they will go over the Shamokin division. Thursday the spe cial will pass over the East Penn, C. F. and Perkiomen Railroad, Pick erlng Valley and Colebrookdale branches. Friday the W. will be looked over and Saturday the Chester Valley, Stony Creek and Northeast Penn branches. John Bowers, who suffered a broken leg at the Tardley bridge, went to the Trenton hospital to have the limb ex amined. Robert L. Franciseus, an engineer at Coatesville, became ill, on his en Sine. J. M. Wilson, foreman of the St Clair roundhouse, visited Jl. B. Wilson, chief car inspector. District Passenger Agent D. Lorah Mauger is arranging an excursion to Scranton to hear Billy Sunday. The special train will leave Scranton after the close of the evening sermon. Charles H. Weand is arranging for re served seats for the Reading party. J. J. Welsh, ear clerk for the Penn sylvania Railroad at Manayunk sta tion, died of pneumonia. He was 40. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company will run a three day specially conducted tour to Washington on Thursday, March 19, J. 12. Trindle, traveling passenger agent of the Norfolk Western, New York city, was a caller In Reading. rOST OFFICE CHANGES Postmaster Seitzinger opened bids Monday for repairs to be made to the postoffice building. There were two bidders; D. E. Dampman, $495, and H. J. Raudenbush, $949. Mr. Seitzinger will recommend that the contract be awarded to Mr. Dampman. Tho new parcel post order in ref erence to books and catalogues went into effect Monday. The weght limit was formerly eight ounces. Hereaf ter books and catalogues up to 60 pounds in weight can be sent as parcel post fourth class matter in tna nrst and second zones, and up to 20 pounds the other zones. The cost of send ing tho same is reduced about one half. The letter carriers and postoffice clerks received their semi monthly salaries Monday. A total. of M.639.66 was distributed. NEW AUTO AGENCY. The agency for the Pullman motor car has been taKen oy Brothers, proprietors of the Pennsyl vania Garage, 1018 Court street. They received their demonstrator, a model 6 46 which makes a very stunning appearance. The car has wire wneeis, one man top and vulcan electric gear shift and self starter. The sale or tne car is grauiying ana several orders have been placed for the car. If you expect to make a fortune you must have a plan mapped out. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN? Do yourealize that whatever it is a Cash Capital will be required? If so, how are you going to get it? The BANKERS SERVICE THEIFT CLUS is going to provide hundreds of people with Cash and will assist in the foundation of many fortunes by giving the people of Reading an opportunity of getting a start towards the realization of their ambitions. The measure of your achievements is not the size of your income; it is, the difference between what you earn and what you spend. Everybody, is welcome to join our Thrift Club, and there is no charge for membership. Full particulars will be published in daily papers. Watch for our announcements. First National Bank "The Bank with the Chime Clock" PENN SQUARE READING, PA. ii XEW YORK STOCK QUOTATIONS Furnished by 1). E. Berg, 310 Colonial Trust Building. Open. High. Low. Close, Anaconda 35 35 35 35M UMmehn zl.etaoinsnrdcmfwypa Amer Loco, Ainer Foundry, Southern Ry, Illinois Central St. Paul Union Pacific Southern Pacific 34 Amer Smelters 68 Amal Copper American Sugar Distillers 3 Steel, 34 74'i 74 398 100 63 64fr do Pfd llo 110 Col Knel and Trnn 22 Rep Steel, 25 25 do Pfd 25 25 do Pfd 90 91 Pressed Steel, 43s 43 Rubber, Pacific Mail 24 24 Western Union 63 63 American Ice 31 31 Brooklyn Rapid 92 92 Interboro, 15 15 do Pfd 60 60 Amer Cotton 43 Erie, 28 28 do Pfd 44 44 Ontario Western 26 26 34 50 73i 99 lSvi 3 111) 33 25 25 so 43 62 24 63 31 91 14 59 43 28 44 26 Great Northern, Pfd 126 127 26 Pacific 112 112 ini Canadian Pacific 205 205 2044 nocK jsiana 4'i do Pfd 7 New York 90 Ncv Cons 15 Utah Copper 54 American Can 29 do Pfd 94 n.lLl .1 ouiiiipnem oieei do Pfd'xd R4i Am Tel 122 90 15 64 29 94 44 8434 123 OV4 90 15 53 29 93 43 84' 122 Gen Elec imi UM 347 Westinghouse Elec. 76 7S 76 34 50 8 100 110 32 Reading 163'i 164 163 163 Lehigh Valley 146 145 146 Chesapeake Ohio. 63 63 62 57 Norfolk Western. 103 103 103 103 Baltimore 8S 88 Wj Pennsylvania in in xwy Missouri Pacific 34 34 24 24 17 17 16 16V Louisville 137 137 137 137 25 25 25 25 109 HO 10 99 99 98 96i 97 157 158 157 94 94 25 25 90 43V, 62 24 63 31 91 14 59 43 2S 44 26 9S 96 35714 94 127 205 4 90 15 M4 29 93 84 122 14T 73T PHILADELPHIA PRODUCE PHILADELPHIA. March 16. BUTTE11 Lower; western creamery, extra, 2Sc; nearDy prints, lancy, 32c. EGGS Lower: nearbv firsts, f. c. S7.50; do. current receipts, f. c. 17.20: western extra firsts, f. c. 47.50: do. firsts, i. c. 17.20. CHEESE Firm: New York full cream. earlier receipts, 19al9c; do. current make, 184c. WHEAT Steady: No. 2 red. exnort. SI al.00; No. 1 northern Duluth, export, ll.05al.06. CORN Higher: new No. 2 yellow, nat ural, local, 70.a71c: do. kiln dried. 72'i a73c. OATS Steady; No. 2 white, 46a46e. POTATOES Lower: rer bushel. 76aS32: Jersey, per basket, 20a50c. LIVE POULTRY Steady; fowls, 17alSc; young chickens, 15a20c; old roosters, 12a 13c; turkeys, 19a21c; ducks, ISaZOc; geese, 15al7c. DRESSED POULTRY Steady; fowls, western fancy heavy, lSalSc; medium sixes, 16al7c; light weights, 12al5c; old roosters, 15c; roasting chickens, 18a20c; broiling, 24a35c; capons, large, 23a25c; small, lSa30c; turkeys, fancy, 24a2c; fair, 20a23c; ducks, HalSc; geese, Hal6c. TALLOW feteady; city prime, in tierces, 7c; country prime, 7c; dark, 6c; cakes, 7c. HAY Finn; timothy No. 1, large bales, No. 1 medium bales, jlSalS.50; No. 2, No. 3, J14al5. CLOVER Mixed, light mixed, No. 1, No. 2, J15al6. $4,000,000 CONTRACT Signed Tor Coke Plant by Edward M. Mcllrain Edward M. Mcllvain, formerly of Reading, has signed contracts for the construction of the second largest plant in the world for the manufacture of coke and coal by producta is to be constructed for the Lehigh Coke Company at South Bethlehem, at an aproxlmate cost of $4,000,000. It will supply fuel for the blast furnaces and foundries of the Bethlehem Steel Company, of which Charles M. Schwab is president BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE NEW YORK, March 16. BUTTER Parely steady; creamery, extras, 27Va2Sc; firsts, 25al7c; seconds, 23a25c; extris, held, 2a27c; firsts, 24a26c; seconds, 21a 22c; factory, current make, firsts, 19a 20c; seconds, packing stock, current make, No. 2, 16c. CHEESE Firm state, whole milk, fall and summer, specials, lS'UaMc; average, fancy, 18Vic; winter made, specials, 17 74 al8c; average fancy, 17al7V4c; Wisconsin, whole milk, daisies, 18al9c; twins and flats, 18'4al9c; young Americas, skims. 144al41ic. EGGS Weak; fresh gathered extras, 24e; extra firsts, 25V4c; firsts, 24ifca2fic; seconds, hennery browns, 26c; mixed colors, 2oa2olic. FLOUR Quiet; spring patents, 4.90; winter straights, winter patents, spring clears, extra, No. 1 winter, extra No. 2, winter, READ ESTATE TRANSFERS. Two story brick dwelling, 109 River Road, lot 20 by 115 feet, Sigmund Goldsmith, Isaac Goldsmtih and their wives, Miriam Merzlacher and her husband and Julius Goldsmith to Jea. nie Goldsmith. Price, $480. Two and from the same parties the property at 947 Elm street, two etory brick, lot 19 feet 10 inches by 115 feet. Price $2,800. Two story brick dwelling, 928 Pear street lot 14 by 100 feet, Emma E. Eben, administratrix of W. Eben to Joseph A. DeBoeser. Price, $560. Same property from Joseph A. DeBoeser and wife to Emma Eben. Price, $2,400. CHICAGO CATTLE CHICAGO, March 16. HOGS active; bulk of sales, 4S.70a8.80; light, 8.S0a9.95; mixed, heavy, J8.40a8.82'; rough, pigs, g.70. CATTLE Receipts, steady; calves mubtly 60c lower; beeves, Texas steers, stockers and feeders, cows and heifers, calves, SHEEP Receipts, 25.000; steady; native, J4.80a6.30; yearlings, lambs, native, western, METALS AND MONEY NEW YORK, March 16. Money on call firm. Range, la2; ruling rate, closing bid, closing asked, 2. Time money easier. 60 days, 2a3; 90 days, 3as4: montns, aas'i. Copper Dull; standard spot, electrolytic, 14.12al4.26c; lake, castings, I4al4.12c. Tin Firm. Spot, 37.9Oa38.20c. T.eod 3.5ja4.05c. Spelter 3.25a5.30c. Iron Quiet. 13.25al4c; nominal; CITY FINANCES. City Treasurer Filbert's daily financial statement follows: Receipts, water rents, licenses, highways, $7.80. Expenditures, city, $41.95. CONSTRUCTION NEWS February Not Active in Building Business Here According to the Construction News recently issued, February was not very active for building purposes. Per mits In 89 cities show that 11,668 buildings were erected at a 143,316,809, against 13.SC6 permits involving an estimate cost of $50,587, 103 the corresponding month last year, a decrease of 1,708 buildings and J7.270.294 or 14 per cent. There were increases in 47 and a decrease in 42 cities. In Pennsylvania, Reading ranks third, with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia the only cities leading it. While there were only .36 buildings erected in Reading last February against 44 the same month last year, the estimated cost in February this year was $95,750 against $81,475, the same month a year ago, a gain of 17 per cent. Kantner Son, contractors, took out a permit to build a two story brick factory, 20 by 30 feet, for John T. Brossman, rear of 31 North Tenth street. Repair permits were issued to Or lando Trout, 218 Mulberry street, and to M. O. Hummel, 135 Walnut street HOUSE SFAVEIt PERMITS Plumbing Inspector Corbit the following permits for house sewer connections the past week: H. J. Fick. 247 Washington street; Mary E. Barth, osi cedar street; John Warren. 46 North Third street: Mrs. Fi nnlr Stichter. 1515 Cotton street: M. G. Hollis, 206 Lemon street; Alice M. Lencke, 822 Franklin street; F. P. Lauer, 339 Cherry street; and H. M. Miller, 915 Moss street. POLICE COURT Ten Days to Think Over His Future Divinity Harry Smith, aged 30. was sent in from the Homeopathic Hospital on the charge of being demented. He is a fanatic on religion and informed the court that he was very much afraid of his "future divinity." He was remanded for 10 days and in the mean time a commission in lunacy will be applied for. William Hall, aged 33, got 10 davs in default of $6.25 on tho charge of panhandling. He was arrested at Sixth and Franklin streets by Detectives Hallissey and McGovern. Thomas Moran, aged 38, was trying to dispose of an extra' pair of shoes at Second and Tenn streets, when he was sent in on suspicion. He said that he was on his way to Philadelphia to get work and that he had been working at Bainbridge the past six months. The shoes he was trying to sell were his own personal property, he declared. He was given 10 days in default of $6.25. Suspected of attacking a young woman on North Fourth street last week, Robert X. Smith, aged 25, was a prisoner before Alderman Yarnell at police court on Monday. Detective Hallissej', who made the arrest, asked that Smith be held pending an investigation and he was remanded. Smith denies the charge. George Wade, aged 25, was arrested at Greenwich and Mulberry streets on Sunday afternoon on the charge of shooting crap. He was discharged with the warning that a Jail sentence will be imposed if arrested on the same charge again. 1 FIFTH WARD ELECTS Former Mayor Gctz Against Paid Fire Department At the meeting of the Fifth Ward Dem ocratic Association Monday night at Loeb's Cafe, 246 Penn street. James K. Getz, former mayor, spoke against a paid fire department and the annual nomination of officers was held. They are: President, II. M. Balmer; first vice presi flent, Alfred Frank; second vice president, George Repholtg, secretary, W. G. ICd wards; treasurer, John B. Nicholas: ward executive committee, Henry Loeb, John Fager, James K. Getz. Harry and John Snyder; city execurive committee, Harry Wolf and John Fager; auditing committee, appointed by H. M. B. Balmer who presided at the session, Charles Du 4 gan and Harry woir. James Jv. Get, former mayor of the city, in response to the demand for an address took occasion to express his dis approval of the institution of a paid fe department. Harry Loeb pleaded with the voters of the city not to be hasty in criticising the present city administration. James Dugan also spoke. The agita tion to have the place of meeting removed from Iioeb's Cafe met with the disapproval of the voters present, they un animously voting to continue meeting there. FUNERALS The funeral of Miss Lucia Boginski took place from the residence of her parents, Mr and Mrs. Andrew Boginski, 300 South Seventh street. Monday. The services held in St. Mary's Catholic Church were conducted bv cost of 'Father Malusecki. Interment in Catholic cemetery. Undertaker, Kern. The floral tributes were: Cross on pillow, parents; carnations, brother Mar. cus and wife; carnations and roses, Pociehowski family; carnations and roses, Joseph Tommeski and family; design, brothers and sisters; carna tions and roses, Captain John Iliester; carnations and roses, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Upczak; carnations, sister Cecelie; broken heart, sister Ro3e; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janiscuski; carnations, Helen Morris; wreath, Helen Korejoi and family; carnations, Mrs. Pizepior; poses and carnations, Mary Dougherty; carnations, Joseph and Lillie Wolicki; carnations and roses, Mr. and Mrs. Ttata The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Miller took place from the residence of her son, Peter F. Miller, 230 West But mvood street, Monday. The services held at the house were conducted by Rev. W. Kershner. Interment in Hain's Church cemetery. Undertaker, Seidell The funeral of Duane T. Scher rrierhorn took place from his late residence, 926 North Fourth Monday. The services held at the house were conducted by Rev. II. p. Walter. The funeral left on the 12.33 train for Wissahickon, and interment was made in the West Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadelphia. Undertaker, Seidel. The funeral of James E. Howe took place from his late residence, 53.1 Spruce street, Monday. The services held at the house were conducted by Rev. J. Franklin Cropp. Interment in Aulcnbach's cemetery. Undertaker, Auman. The funeral of Henry A. Kendall took place from his late residence, 1115 Fairview street Monday. The services held at the house were conducted by J. Addison Ktitz. Interment in Trinity Lutheran cemetery. Undertaker, Cramp. The funeral of Marguerite; Hoell Thirteen mann took place from the residence of her son in Jaw, Byron Dengler, in Mt Penn on Perkiomen avenue Monday. The services held In St Matthew's Evangelical Church, were conducted by Rev. Tompkins and Rev. Mover of Schuylkill Seminary. Interment in Aulenbach's cemetery. Un dcrtaker, Lutz. The funeral of George H. Mundell too place from his late residence, 1460 Cotton street, Monday. The services held were conducted by Kev. Mr. Cropp at ttie house. Interment in Aulenbach's ceme atry. Undertaker, Lutz. The funeral of Miss Minnie M. Slote. daughter of R. and Elizabeth Slote, took dace from the parents' residence, 1022 Muhlenberg street, Monday. The services held at tha were conducted hy Rev. A. M. Sweigert and Rev. Mr. Tocum. Interment wan made in Charles Evans cemetery. Under, laker, Hennhiger. The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta S. Anderson, who drownecL.with her husband 'n the Tulpehocken on January 24, took place Pflturday from the residence of hpr son in law, Philip Edwards, 812. Schuylkill avenue, Monday. Tho services held In Kissinger's Church wera conducted by Rev. Dr. K. S. Brownmilbr and Rev. L. Browrimiller. Interment in Kissinger's cemetery. Undertaker, The funeral of Mrs. Cntharine Stephe't took place from her lute residence, 242 North Ninth street at 10.30 a. m. Satur day. High mass of requiem was celebrated in fc t. Paul's Romna Catholic churclj by lit. Rev. Bornemann. TnteN mrnt in Gethsemane eemetery. Undertaker, Kern. The funeral of Ellen daughter of Win. and Ellen Koch, took place Satur day from the parents' residence. 710 Deem street. The services held at the hou.a were conducted by Rev. E. S. Brownmil ler. Interment in Womelsdorf cemetery. Undertaker, Auman. TELEPHONE REPORT. NEW YORK. March 16. The rapid growth of the Bell Telephone System, and its attitude toward government owner ship are set forth in detail in the annual report of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company made public today. GASOLINE 15c Retail at Onr AVarehoufse "Argoline" JJft Motor Oil Transmission Greases Ellis Oil Works Foot of Cl.cstnut Street, Reading, Pa. The Man of Moderate Means and His Will If you are a man in moderate circum stances it is doubly important that you make a will. Your estate can afford no mistakes, no losses. Every dollar must be conserved to your heirs. Equally important is your choice of executor. A son or a friend may be thoroughly honest and yet fail. The experience and judgment of this Company can serve you better than any individual. Our officers will explain. THE PENNSYLVANIA TRUST 536 PENN STREET. Asset over $6,400,000.00 1 111 3 AUMAN Undertaker and Erabalmer BOTH PHONES 247 PENN STREET Funeral parlor and apartments for funeral services when desired. Tho largest and most complete show rooms in tho city. No charga whatever la made for the use of parlors or any part of the building. IFOR ALE New and Modern Office BtlUding 22 24 North 5th Street 32'Feet Frontage Especially Designed for and Formerly Occupied By The READING NEWS LOCA TIO thf 8ite the Hub of eading' around wIiicl1 every" flfJJJJJJflfQ VP toDatc nd of first class construction in every PRICE is Right and Terms to Suit. APPLY TO Joseph L. Baum, 30QN. 6th St BELL PHONE, 1346 2. NEW PHONE, 709 F.

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