taining maps of the world or Great Britain and Ireland in
their design, thereby imprinting an idea of space on the
youthful mind which is not conveyed by an ordinary sized
map. We commend the idea to makers of kamptulicon,
"Of carpets intended to be used as coverings for the
lloor, the one ordered by Napoleon III., and at present on
the shelves of the tapestry factory at Gobelins, is doubt-
less the most valuable; it is, indeed, said to be worth
;£,"10,0()0, but the jeweled carpets belonging to the Shah
of Persia, the Sultan of Turkey, and the Maharajah of
Baroda are far more costly. Decorated with rare peai-ls
and diamonds, both the carpets of the Shah and the Sul-
tan are valued at ;£'500,000 apiece, while the carpet,
10x0 feet, stored in the Maharajah's treasure room, is
reputed to have cost ;^^300,000.
"The latter carpet took three years to weave, but that is
not surprising, for we are told that it is woven from strings
of pure pearls, with a centre and corner circle of dia-
monds. It is interesting to note that the sum spent on
this latter specimen of floor covering if coflverted into
sovereigns would make a pretty little golden carpet 10x0
feet, the design embracing 11,273 reproductions of the
Oueen's head; as the carpet would contain .seventeen
layers of sovereigns, no one could cavil at its want of
"pile." There would, moreover, be some p/^8,370 not
utilized in the carpet. This sum alone would provide
^100 a quarter to the owner. Personally we should pre-
fer the latter carpet to the Maharajah's."
I Inited States Minister Denhv sends from Peking in
answer to an inquiry the following facts relative to
patents and trade marks:
" There is no patent office in China. There is no pro-
hibition against the introduction of patented articles in
"With regard to copyright, trade marks and patents,
there are no treaties between the United States and China.
vShould disputes relating thereto arise between American
citizens in China, they would be tried before the American
consuls and decided according to the law of the United
States A patent held valid in the United States would
be so held in China in all cases in which Americans are
" With regard to native Chinese, they stand in all these
matters in the same relation to American citizens as the
inhabitants of any foreign country. The international
recognition of rights to patents, trade marks, &c., de-
pends entirely on treaties. In the absence of such treaties
there is nothing to prevent American books being re-
rinte.1, American trade marks copied and native produce
sold under them and American patented goods reproduced
by native workmen. The native laws, however, give
remedies for fraudulent repre.sentation or obtaining money
under false pretenses. I have on several occasions ap-
plied to the Chinese Government to furnish protection
against the fraudulent use of American trade marks. In
each case energetic action has been taken by the local
magistrates, and the perpetrators of the frauds have been
punished and damages assessed,
" Beyond such preventive action, I do not see how
under existing treaties and laws the Government of China
can do anything."
Vy/ D. Baker, of John Gay's Sons' selling staff, is to re-
' sume traveling over his old territory in Indiana and
Michigan for the fall season. Here is the way he notified
a customer of that fact:
" 'And the cat came back because he couldn't stay away.'
So says the song, and how applicable to my case, for
under a kind disposition of Providence and the consent of
my respected chiefs, I am to once more visit your lively
city and incidentally call on the trade to show them the
beauties we produce in the shape of carpets, viz. : Flemish
Taps, Rajahs, Pai-k Mills and other well-known brands.
Presuming upon the friendship and kind courtesy shown
me in the past by you, I come as a suitor for a share of
your valuable business.
" My goods are fine, my prices right.
And as for patterns, they're out of sight.
" By the last phrase I do not mean literally not to be
seen, but I use it in the usual language of the day, mean-
ing unapproachable. I shall make my bow and sing my
little song about the - — of , and, as the theatrical
playbills say, ' We hope to earn your approbation and be
the recipients of many an encore.' "
TuK Caki'KT and Ui'Hor.sTKRy TxAUK Ricv;kw.
CARPET WOOL MARKET.
Latest quotations are as fol-
Donskoi, washed ... 17
Kandahar, white... 20
Karadi, washed 10
Khorassan, washed. 17
Joria, white 21
Mosul, washed 16^
Orfa, unwashed 12
■^nuE market is quiet.
, — Cents. -
Aleppo, unwashed. . 11^ to 12^
Angora, " . . 12
Bagdad, colors IS
Calmuc, unwashed.. 10
" wa.?hed ... 13
Camel hair 12
China black 11
China white 11
Cordova, unwashed. 13
C r i mean fleece,
Damascus.un washed 11|^
In their circular dated March 24 H. W. 1 1 am man d &
Co., the Liverpool wool brokers, say :
The public auctions of East India wools in progress at the date
of our last circular closed without further changes on the 18th inst, —
the total quantity offered was 30,004 bales, of which 8,3'JO bales are
now held over account importers.
Considering the condition of the trade generally and the un-
desirable character of much of the offering, the result of the scries
may he considered fairly satisfactory, in fact rather better than was
anticipated. Competition throughout was rather quiet, but progress
was much impeded by numerous and extravagant limits, to v/hich
the heavy withdrawals are mainly due.
Compared with previous sales' rates, good yellows ruled fully ^d.
per pound lower, otherwise clean wools generally were practically
unchanged, except for some irregularity in white Kandahar; of this
class, however, the bulk of the offering was faulty and wasty, and
for most of the old wool held over from previous Bales lower prices
had to be accepted. Jorias, of which there was a small but good
selection, were quite firm, and all clean blanket descriptions, such as
Marwar and Jessulmere realized late rates, The cleaner parcels of
yellow wools up to 'Jd. per pound benefited considerably by the de-
mand from the States, but the uncleaned and heavy shrinkage wools
were avoided — the total purchases amounted to 4,800 bales against
2,300 bales in January. Ginned whites and yellows were rather
easier to buy, but grays were again in good demand, and most of
the Bussorah held over from January was disposed of at full rates.
In the course of their circular on the same subject
Hughes & Isherwood, wool brokers, Liverpool, say ;
Really long, soft wool was exceptionally scarce, and thus readily
made 7j4'd. to 7^d. per pound, while at and since the sales we have
made 7)^d. and 8d. per pound for a .small quantity, solely owing to
its merit and its scarcity. Undermarks were generally X*^- P**^
pound down ; heavy, greasy grays were often 'A'^- to ^d, lower, and
almost unsalable. Of Bubruck there was a fairly large and good
assortment, and prices were unchanged, v/hites bringing Oj^'L and
7d. , and yellows y^d, to Od. jjer pound. Vicanere whites ruled
steady at 7^d, to 7|^d. , but yellov/s — thanks to withdrawals in Janu-
ary — were in large supply and fully X'^- P'-r pound cheaper, pie'.ies
and grays being barely quotably lower. Pacputtan v/hites were
only sparingly represented, and at 6)^ to 7d. per pouud showed no
change, but yellows and undermarks v/ere barely steady. On the
other hand Kolvi, Kulat and indeed all other medium Karachi yel-
lows were in strong demand, and mark an average gain of about
per cent. Greasy parcels, however, of v/hich there were far too
many, afforded another proof of their unsuitability to the require-
ments of any section of the trade by again losing X'i- P''^ pound.
Several shipments of nicely bred Biossora, fairly clean, v/hich had
been held over from January, sold at 5j4^d. to 5^d, for the yellows,
4^d. to yd, for the black and brown, and 4d. to 4Xd. (chiefiy 4Xd. )
for the gray.
Already reduced or altogether removed limits have led to a few
withdrawn lots finding buyers, and the total quantity sold at and
since the auctions thus aggregates 31,4*9 bales, of which the Q<mti-
nent gets 3,2<K> bales, the United States and Canada 4,850 bales, and
the home trade 13,41i) bale:;. Wil)i'lr,awals, therefore, finally figure
at 8,300 bales; and adding to thes'; 1,9.08 bales which have mean-
while arrived per Ilispania, and 11,96'! bales advised by Jones as
afloat (including to-day's clearance of .^..^OO bales), it will be seen
that the supply in view for the May series already amounts to 22,284
^^B DEATH OF JOHN L. HOUSTON. Bl^
A,-; we g'o to press we learn that John L. Houston, form-
erly president of the Hartford Carpet Company, is
dead. 'J'he news comes too late to enable us to give further
details in this issue.
E. T, Mason & Co., 28 to 32 Greene street, New York,
have gone into the importation of Oriental rugs in addi-
tion to their regular lines of Japanese rugs and straw
Jai'ankhf- auctions are conducted on a plan which gives
rise to none of the noise and confusion which attend such
sales in the United States, liach bidder writes his name
and bid upon a slip of paper, which he places in a box.
When the bidding is over the box is opened by the auc-
cioneer, and the goods declared the property of the highest
bidder, — Ex,
Tuf, New York Carpet Lining Company report a good
demand for their products in carpet lining, especially the
medium grades, to which they devote particular attention.
They will be pleased to send prices and samples on appli-
cation to yjQH ICast Ninety-fifth street, New York. Orders
may alsfj be placed with F. J, Donovan, their ;ielling
agent, 874 Broadway, New Vork.
Thk H, B. Claflin Company are very much pleased with
the reception accorded to their travelers who left last
week for their filling-in trip. Duplicates have Vjecn coming
in with remarkable frequency, and the season will beyond
doubt prove to be one of the best in the history of the de-
partment. The Oriental rug and carpet departments are
alsf> doing an extra<jrdinary business, and the cut order
department has assumed a magnitude far beyond anything
that Manager Winters anticipated,
Tjjeke are some products of American manufacturing
skill that have no superiors in the world. Among this
class are the Smyrna rugs and carpets ma^le by John
Bromley & Sons, of Philadelphia, and sf>ld by 'J", B, Shoalf
& Co., of this city. In fabric, finish, color and perma-
nency they have for years found no superiors. Manufac-
turers in other lines might take a valuable lesson from
this standard and stalwart old house. While keeping up
the fabric to its highest point, they let no opportunity pass
to add to and improve their line ofpatterns,
Pitt & Scott, foreign freight and express forv/arders,
;J9 Broadway, New York, have published " J^oreign Im-
port Duties and Foreign Shippers' Hand-Book of Useful
Information," which is a complete reference book, giving
the rates of imix)rt duties levied by the different Euro-
pean governments on all classes of product and manufac-
tures, and also containing other information of importance
to foreign shippers and all others having business connec-
tion abroad. The price of the bo<>>k is $1.50, and a dis-
count of 20 per cent, will be made on all orders received
before .May I. It will be rea<ly for delivery in June,
Charles Wolf & Co., carpet and furniture dealers, are
to remove on May 1 from Avenue B to 2735 Third avenue.
A. Pearson's Sons succeed the late Alexander Pearson
in carpets, furniture, &c. , at 59 to 63 Myrtle avenue,
The carpet and furniture store of Joseph Albert & Co.,
251 and 253 First avenue, was entered on April 3 by
burglars, who took $800 from the safe
The H. B. Claflin Company have declared a quarterly
dividend of 1>2 per cent, on their common stock, payable
to-day, April 15. The quarterly interest on the preferred
stock will be paid May 1.
A story has been passing from mouth to mouth during
the past few days to the effect that a prominent dry goods
jobbing house intends to give up its carpet department
and that the manager has made a connection with a heavy
carpet commission concern.
Charles F. Allen, carpet and furniture dealer. Grand
street, Brooklyn, has secured an additional store 20x90
feet, and now occupies the stores and basements from 586
to 596, 100 feet front and 90 feet deep, including the en-
tire middle building, three stories high.
Exports of carpeting and kindred goods from the port
of New York during the past four weeks were as follows:
Carpeting — Manchester, 25 rolls, $730; Mexico, 24 rolls,
$705; Southampton, 3 rolls, $150; Antwerp, 7pkgs., $97;
Hamburg, 3 pkgs., $90. Carpet Sweepers — Hamburg,
48 cs., $635; British Australia, 7 cs., $144; Antwerp, 7
cs., $115; Glasgow, 6 cs. , $90 ; New Zealand, 6 cs., $73;
Rotterdam, 3 cs , $33.
John J. Mahoney, Patrick Hassen, Nicholas Carlin and
James Hallon, of Astoria, were held in $1,000 bonds to
await the action of the grand jurj' on March 30 by Mag-
istrate Smith in Long Island City, charged with burglary
in the third degree. The furniture store of Simon Bau-
mann. No. 3 Flushing avenue, was broken into a week
before, and rugs and clocks valued at $40 were stolen.
Detectives recovered the property buried in the sand and
mud on Berrian's Island.
Max Kest keeps a small carpet store at 198 Stanton street,
and lives in the rear rooms with his wife and two children.
On the night of the 31st ult. fire broke out in the store
just as the family was preparing to retire. In their anx-
iety to escape the parents rushed out of their apartments
and forgot all about little Max, who was sound asleep.
Once outside the parents missed the son, and immediately
set up a shout to rescue " My boy! my boy ! " &c. Chief
Cook, of the Fire Department, hearing the cry, burst
through the flames and smoke and rescued nine year old
Max none too soon. The damage to the stock and build-
ing was less than $1,000.
A public hearing was given on the 7th inst. by Mayor
Van Wyck upon the bill which recently passed the Legis-
lature, providing for the repeal of the $250 annual license
fee imposed upon local auctioneers and substituting there-
for a State bond of $5,000 and a city bond of $25,000.
The $250 fee which was imposed last year has been a
source of much dissatisfaction among auctioneers, who
claimed that it was an unjustifiable tax upon their busi-
ness. The mayor will give another hearing before dis-
posing of the bill.
Costikyan Freres have found the extension of their floor
room at 139 Broadway greatly to the advantage of their
trade, and have had notable success with the withdrawals
they have made from the shipments for this season's trade.
They have impartial testimony that their lots of goods in
the various lines of rugs and carpets are among the
choicest as to selection and condition in all similar goods
landed in the country. That is where the buyer will find
the best advantage in securing jobber's prices and having
hardly anything in his purchase to diminish his profits, as
is usually the case, and to avoid which the buyer has been
compelled to resort to selection and pay a higher price.
Costikyan Freres consider this notable improvement in
their importations an important step forward in the whole-
sale trade of Oriental rugs and carpets.
The Dry Goods Alliance, of this city, was incorporated
on the 12th ult. to deal in such articles as are sold in de-
partment stores. The capital stock is $25,000 and the
directors are O. S. Putnam, of the Barnard, Sumner &
Putnam Company, Worcester, Mass. ; William G. Webber,
of Wm. G. Webber & Co., Salem, Mass. ; A. M. Church,
of the A. M. Church Company, Troy, N. Y. ; H. Horst-
meyer, of H. S. Barney & Co., Schenectady, N. Y. ; J. E.
Sage, of Sage, Allen & Co., Hartford, Conn. ; S. A.
Howe, of Howe & Stetson, New Haven, Conn. ; A. Reid,
of Reid & Hughes, Norwich, Conn. ; G. F. Hughes, of
Reid & Hughes, Waterbur}', Conn. ; J. G. Howland, of
the Howland Drj' Goods Company, Bridgeport, Conn. ;
J. H. Bunce, Middletown, Conn. ; C. L. Upham, of Ives,
Upham & Rand, Meriden, Conn. ; George L. Fordyce, of
George L. Fordyce & Co., Youngstown, Ohio, and Jacob
Shartenberg, of Shartenberg & Robmson, Pawtucket,
R. I. The Alliance is already established in business as a
New York headquarters for the above firms at 52 Frank-
lin street, having been started some years ago. J. A. R.
Husband is the local representative.
. . . .Joseph Lomax's Sons have dissolved, and the busi-
ness is continued by Joseph Lomax, his brother Ralph
. . . .Mrs. Mar}' Watt, wife of Joseph Watt, of the carpet
manufacturing firm of John Watt's Sons, died of typhoid
fever on the ■2d inst.
....S)-dney Sykes, of the Port Hope (Ont.) Carpet
Manufacturing Company, has been in town and has placed
an order for several more power looms.
....A bust of George Draper, of Massachusetts, is to
be presented to the Pennsylvania Museum and School of
Industrial Art by the New England Cotton Manufactur-
ers' Association April 16.
.... Lawrence Collins has removed his Ingrain plant to
the floor immediately above his old quarters. The change
gives him more room and a much better light. Mr. Col-
lins has most of his looms in operation.
. . . .W. K. Smith, junior member of the firm of W. T.
Smith & Son, has returned from the Pacific Slope to re-
sume his duties at the mill. Wm. T. Smith, the senior
member of the firm, expects to make a short trip South
within the next few weeks.
.... William Wright, the well-known South street car-
pet dealer, will soon remove to the building at the south-
west corner of Nineteenth and Market streets. The
building is 25x125 feet, has three stories, and will be oc-
cupied entirely by Mr. Wright.
. . . .D. Jamieson's Sons have enlarged their ofiices and
removed them to the extreme northern portion of their
first floor, where they will be entered directly from the
street. The "burling room" succeeds to the position
formerly occupied by the ofiices. All their looms are run-
ning as usual.
.... Ferd. Werner, Ingrain carpets, Hancock and Som-
erset streets, is extremely busy in filling recent orders
and getting out his new fall styles. He reports a fairly
good season, but could conveniently do more. His Pro-
Brussels are really artistic in design and coloring, and are
becoming more and more popular.
. . . .William Henry Harrison Wallace, brother of John
C. Wallace, dealer in carpet yarns, died on the 4th inst. at
the age of fifty-eight years. Mr. Wallace was for sixteen
years connected with his brother in the yam business, al-
though a member of the Philadelphia bar. He had sensed
in the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry during
....John Watt's Sons' Hancock street, above Lehigh
avenue, report a " first-class" season, and are now busily
engaged in getting out new designs and colorings to be
made in their popular " Herculean " Ingrains. In fact,
so popular have these goods become that the Messrs.
Watts have decided to make a specialty of them, and will
be obliged to put in a number of new looms to meet the
.... McCallimi & McCallum furnished the new law
library in the city hall with a superb royal Wilton carpet,
made at the New Glen Echo Mills. It is a modest design
in gold, resting upon a ground of judicial green, corre-
sponding with the other ornamentations of the room.
Albert Graff, of Albert Graff & Co., is expected to
arrive home from China and Japan in the course of a day
or two. He comes by way of Vancouver, having sailed
from Japan by the steamer Empress of Japan. Mr.
Graff made large purchases of mattings while abroad,
most of which are already on exhibition at 609 Chestnut
. . . .The James Dunlap Carpet Company will build a
new mill and boiler house at Fifty-sixth street and Lan-
caster avenue. The mill will be 102x310 feet and one
story in height. The boiler house will be 50x50 feet.
This increase in the manufacturing facilities of the com-
pany is an evidence of the rapid growth of the demand
for its goods.
.... A striking exhibition of color combination has been
on exhibition in the easterly windows of McCallum &
McCallum's store on Chestnut street for a few days. It
consists of a carpet with a handsome shade of solid green
for a centre, surrounded by a border of brilliant Oriental
colors, in which bright crimson, black and gold are skill-
.... Horace Wyman, of the Crompton-Knowles Loom
Works, Worcester, Mass., called at their agency here a few
days ago on his way home from a trip to the South. Mr.
Wyman is favorably mentioned in connection with the
power looms made by his company, which are producing
the very high grade of Axminster carpets turned out by
the Lowell Company.
.... Samuel McGary, or Neppard, pleaded guilty in
Quarter Sessions Court, this city, last week on a charge of
obtaining furniture, carpets and other goods by false pre-
tenses, and was sentenced to six months in jail. McGary
had a store at Twenty-seventh and Dauphin streets, and
obtained the goods on thirty days' credit. When the time
had expired collectors called for the payment of the bills.
They found, it is said, that the store was closed and that
the stock had disappeared.
.... A letter was received from Consul-General Lee on
the 5th inst. conveying thanks for contributions made to
the Cuban relief fund by department chiefs at John Wana-
maker's. The letter, which was addressed to John E.
Wilson, one of the chiefs, was as follows: " Please convey
to the employees of Mr. Wanamaker my appreciation of
Ttte Carpet and Upholstery Trade Review.
their contribution to the destitute of this island. The
amount, $200, will be applied where it could do most good.
In great haste, very truly yours — Fitzhugh Lee, Consul-
. . . .Edward L. Farr, of the Farr & Bailey Manufactur-
ing Company, Camden, N. J., sailed for Europe March
23, and will be absent about one month. He will visit
several countries on the Continent, after having called at
the great burlap centre — -Dundee, Scotland.
.... The James Hall Carpet Company have had a very
fair spring season on their Ingrain carpets, Pro-Brussels
and Granites. They are at present making some improve-
ments in their mill, including a new ofifice and salesroom.
Edwin W. Harrison, of the company, has attended to the
road traveling, while John Hall looks after the manufac-
. . . .McElroy& Scholes report a most excellent business
for the past season, better than any during the past five
yearSi They are now having all they can do to fill dupli-
cate orders, enough of which are on file to keep the looms
running for an indefinite period. Joseph S. McElroyis now
out upon his second trip of the season through Western
Pennsylvania and Ohio.
. . . .Harvey & Clark, manufacturers of jute and Smyrna
rugs, have been succeeded by the Ramas Carpet and Rug
Company, in which company the firm of D. Jamieson's
Sons are interested The product will be increased and
larger sizes will be added to the line as soon as possible.
The oiBce of the new company is at 1732 Blair street, in
the mill with D. Jamieson's Sons.
. . . .Thomas Develon's Sons'Victoria Carpet Mills, Han-
cock street and Lehigh avenue, have found a ready sale for
all their grades of Ingrains, and are now hard at work
upon new effects for the coming season. Judging from a
glimpse of a few of the new designs thus far completed,
we have no hesitation in saying that the offerings will
meet the approbation of all purchasers of first-class goods.
. . . .C. H. Masland & Sons are hard at work upon their
new offerings in their "Sevellan," patented weave, Amber
Extra Supers, Fernbrook Extras, Savon Art carpets, Art
Squares and all the other grades of Ingrain carpets made
in their large mill. They will line up in the front rank
with their new array of designs and color tints, made
especially for the fall trade. We predict for them an un-