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Growth of Demand, for Typewriters
PROMISES TO EKLARGE THEIR USE.
lincle Sam's Trade With Pittsburg Mer
AND 0PS WELL FOE THE NEW TEAE
Office of the PrrrsBCBG Dispatch,
Monday, January 7, 18S9.
There are now in active use in Pittsburg
and Allegheny about 1,000 typewriters. A
half-dozen years ago this labor-saving ma
chine was little used except by professional
men. Since that time it has been growing
steadily in favor with business men, until a
typewriter has become a recognized necessity
in tbe appointments of offices where business
transactions are large.
An interview with Mr. A. Martin, the agent
o the Remington typewriter for the recion of
which Pittsburg is the center, developed the
fact that the year past lias been one of the best
in sales of typewriters. Said Mr. Martin: "Our
sales for the past sir years have showed an in
crease each year of from 25 to 33 per cent, and
1SS8 shows no decline. An attempt has been
made in the past year to bring the public to see
the advantage of a typewriter to the borne, ana
a few families of the citv now have tbem in use
in place of tbe old-rashioned method of writing
bvpen. We have 6trong confidence that the
time is not far away "when the typewriter will
be in general use by families, as it is already
generally adopted in offices."
rnoKOGRArHS a-d tttewbiters.
In response to an inquiry as to the effect of
the phonograph on typewriters. Mr. Martin
said in substance: "We have not yet noticed
anv effect on the sale of typewriters by the
phonograph. There is hardly time, as the
phonograph has not yet come into practical
use. What revolutions in business habits may
be made by the phonograph, of coarse, it is
impossible to foretell. The greater its success,
howcter, the greater will be the stimulus to
typewriters. The typewriter must be a neccs
sarv accompaniment of tbe phonograph, and
the'more tbe latter is adopted by our business
men the greater will be tbe demand for tbe
typewriter. The problem is by no means solved
as to the adaptation of the phonograph to
business, and in its present status I have no
fears that it will do any damage to the stenog
rapher'f. ocenpation. or that it will affect the
demand f or t pewriters in any other way than
to stimulate it. At uresent, however, he would
be a raMi man who vould venture to tell what
revolutions will be broucbt about in business
methods bv Edison's new invention. I will be
able to talk more intelligently on this matter a
few months hence."
CUSTOM HOUSE TRADE.
A visit to Uncle Sam's warehouse, on the
corner of Fenn avenue and Garrison alley, de
veloped the fact that the ycarlSSS had been the
best j ear in volume ot goods imported by mer
chants. The year 16S7 made so good a record,
and the first half of 18SS so poor a one. that up
to midsummer the prospect of keeping up the
record was by no means flattering.
Now, that the returns for the year are all in,
it appears that the value of goods received
through the cntom house this year is an ad
vance on last Through the fall months receipts
were larger than they had ever been for those
months. December showed a decided falling
off in volume, as it alvrajs does in the few
weeks preceding holidays. Holiday importa
tions close up in the latter part of November.
Since that time custom house business has
In the past few dars there has been a decided
improvement, as invoices for spring roods al
ready becin to come in quite lively. The Dis
patch rcnorted four months ago that all signs
pointed to the conclusion that at the year's
windnp lbSS would show the largest volume of
business through the custom house of Pitts
burg that has been done since the privilege
was first granted to our merchants to clear
poods at home. Secretary Keating justifies
this prophecy to-day bv the statement that last
j ear shows the heaviest volume of trade in the
history or the custom house, and adds that
tbe new year opens unusually bright.
MARKETS BT TELEGRAPH.
A Rally In Wheat Giving to Shortage in the
Vislblo Supply Corn Quiet nud Ont
Active Pork DnsettlcTT Lard Jatronccr.
Chicago. January ".A moderate business
was transacted in wheat. The early feeling
was v eak, and prices declined c below the
closing figures of Saturday, but rallied c
later, and after some fluctuations closed about
c higher than Saturday. There were pretty
fair offerings early in the session, and operators
felt bearish. Even when tho visible supply
was announced, showing a decrease, the mar
ket sagged off a trifle. Bnt there was very
good baying around 1 01 and under for May,
and the decrease in the visible no doubt stimu
lated some buying, and a reaction of Jc fol
lowed, then sold off c again railed with some
fluctuations, this time selling to the outside
prices of tbe day. and the closing was steady.
There was some little outside business, and
some selling orders from millers in tbe North
west were received. While one large local trader
was credited ith being a free seller, others
were reported as being free Duyers.
In com the trading was again on the light
local order: little interest manifested in tbe
market tbe entire session. Fluctuations were
limited to iQi. The market opened at about
Saturday's closing prices and at the close
showed Kc advance.
In oats a fair volume of business was Iran',
acted, especially during the latter part of the
session. Early the market was quiet and easy.
later the strength and advances in wheat in
duced buyers to take hold moderately, and
prices for May advanced c, the market clos
Tradmc was quite brisk in mess pork and al
most exclusively for May delivery. The market
opened rather firm at 15c advance and a
further appreciation of 1527Jc was gained.
Later prices settled back 7fcpl0c but rallied
quickly 1012Kc Near the close the market
was easier again at 710c decline and closed
Quite a good speculative trade was reported
in lara and the feeling was stronger. Opening
sales were made at ofglOc advance, but a re
action of Sc was quickly submitted to. Later
the market showed more strength and prices
rallied 57c and closed comparatively steady
at medium ngures.
The mai ket for short ribs sides was moder
ately active and the feeling was stronger.
Prices were advanced 1015c and the market
closed comparatively steady.
The leading futures raneed as follows:
Wheat No. 2, January. S9JclffSl 0038Jc
699c: February. 99eU01K99KcSl Oljfc
Nav, 1 03J1 0&1 01 0 July, SVS&
Corn No. 2 January. S3K33-'B5t33Kc:
.February. SiHSiic; March, iijiQibc; May,
Oats No. 2 January. 24JE24Xc; February,
25c; May. Zty&2SZWc
Mess Pork, per bul.-Jsuuarv. $13 20Q13 20:
February, SI3 30(5)13 32U13 2513 25: May,
J13 4SK13 T013 4513 37.
L.AKD pr ICO lbs. January. $7 55$?7 55
7 4567 4b: February. S7 57K07 57J7 507 50:
May. 7 7 7JJS7 677 U7K.
Siiokt Rrus, per 10(1 &. January, 58 97V
6 93: February. $6 957 006 957 00; May,
P 107 207 107 15.
Cash quotaaons were as rollows; Klonr.
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat.
No. 3 sprinc wheat. SOffiOOe: No.
2 red, OSKJc No. 2 corn. 3c No. 2 oats,
24c No. 2 rye. 48c No. 2 barley nomin
al. No. 1 flaxseed, $1 6L Prime timothy seed,
1 501 fiL Mess pork, per barrel, 13 2013 25.
Lard, per 100 lb. t730. Short nlis sides (loose).
6 50. Short clear sides (boxed), J7 12J7 25.
Sugars Cut loaf. Eo-c: granulated 7c;
standard A. 7c Receipts Flour, 10,000 barrels;
wheat, 19.000 bnsbel:corn. 188,000 bushels: oats.
114.0UO bushels: rye. 6.000 bushels: barley, 50.(XO
bushels. Shipments FIour.10,000 barrels: wheat,
53.000 bushels: corn. 243,000 bushels: oats. 119.000
bushels: rve. 6.000 bnshcls: barlcy.25,000 bnshels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was dull; fancy creamery. 2b2bc: choice
to nne, 204222c; fine dairy, 1821c: (rood to
choice, 14E15C. Eggs dull and easy at 16c
New YoEK-FIonr Receipts. 25.402 pack
ages; exports, 2,649 barrels. 3,172 sacks: steady,
moderately active export and home tradeales,
19,151 barrels. Cornmeal moderate business,
steady. Wheat Receipts. &300 bushels; ex
ports. 1.252 bushels; sales. 1,832,000 bushels fut
ures, 24,000 bushels spot: spot market unset
tled, with the options kc lower, closing stead v:
No. 2 red, 1 011 01K in elevator. $1 01U
1 04 afloat. SI UIM&I 01i f. o. b.; No. 3
red. 96c: No. 1 wliiu-, $1 01K: No-1 red, SI 09;
No. 2 Chicaco. SI 07I 07; options dull, ir
regular and lower: advanced ?c, closing
c under Ratnrdav: No. 2 re'l. January,
cljsing at $1 (K: 'February. 1 Olgl 0
closing at SI 01: March, 11 2K1 03& clos
ing at SI 03J.J: itav. Jl 03. cloiiig at Si 05;
June, SI 05V1 05, closing at II 05K:
July, a 01Sl 02. Rye dull, western 88GOc
Barley dull, steady. Barley malt dulL
Corn-Riceipts. 431,400 bushels: exports, 109.
282 bushels: sales. 536.000 bushels futures; 291,
000 bushels spot; Bpot market active, He
higher, firm: No. 2, 44JiHKc in elevator,
456c afloat: ungraded mixed, ZS&tnic;
No. 3, 3Sg;39?ic No. 2 white, 45i47c; steamer
mixed, 4142JJc: options fairly active, HSKc
higher, strong; January. 41J45c closing at
45c; February, 44V45V(c. closing at 45Vfc;
March. 45JJc; May. 45H015HC. closing at 4oKc
Oats Receipts, 64.000 bushels; exports, none;
sales, 200,000 bushels; futures, 218,000 bush
els spot: spot market a trifle hither, moder
atelynctire: options quiet at U Kc higher;
January, sni31Kc. closing at 31Ke: February,
3232Hc, closing at 325-Sc; May. S333c clos
ing at 33Kc; spot No. 2 white, 31K
31c; mixed western, 27K32c: white do. 23
S9c; No. 2 Chicaco. 32KC Hops steady, quiet.
Coffee Options opened irreeular, chiefly 510
points up. closed weak at 3040 points below
Saturday; sales. 66.500 bags, including January,
15.5015.70c; February, 15.2515.70c: March
and April. 15.3015.65c: May. 15.3515.75c:June,
15.7015.75c; July, 15.5015.80c; August 15.750
15.85c; September and October. 16.00c; Decem
ber. 16.10c. Spot Rio easy; fair cargoes, 17c.
Sugar Raw barely steady and dull; refined
more active. Molasses Foreign nominal: New
Orleans quiet. Rice strong and quiet. Pork
stronger and quiet: mess, a4 0014 oQ. Cut
meats stronger; pickled bellies, 7K3.c;
pickled shoulders, 7c; pickled bams. 10c; mid
ales quiet and stronger; short clear, S7 50. Lard
higher; covering contracts; spot dnll: specula
tion firm; sales, western steam, $7 95: January.
S7 83: February. $7 S77 SS, closing at $7 88;
March, S7 S97 90. closing at 7 89; April. $7 93
asked: Mav, S7 957 96, closing at 17 95 asked:
June, $7 96 bid. Butter quiet and weak; west
ern dairy, 1422c; do creamery. 1719c Cheese
firm and qniet; western, 10lic.
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat declined JJc. but rallied e on the
reported decrease in visible supply, then be
came unsettled, but closed c above Satur
day's. Cash. 9oc nominal; May, 99KGS1U1;
closed at SI 03: June. 9Sc: July. SSeSSc,
closed at 8SJi89c; August, UTc Corn,
large offerings depressed the market, but buy
ers of Mav took bold freely at the decline and
steadied prices; cash. 29J30c; January, 29Jc;
February, 35Ve; March, 31Kc: closed at 31ic
bid; May, 3333fc, closed atS3Jebid. Oats
cash lower; No. 2. 23c bid: May, 27K27K
Rye stronger: No. 2 cash, 48c; May. 51c: Barley
unchanged! Baggineeasy;ranginc at 1012c.
Iron cotton ties, II 201 25. Provisions firm
and higher. Pork, small lots, new mess, $13 75,
Lard S7 30, with $7 40 asked at close. Dry salt
meats Small lots, loose shoulders, 16 25; longs
and ribs. 17 00; short clear. S7 25. Boxed lots,
longs. So 80; ribs, 17 007 12K: short clear, 17 25;
Bacon Shoulders, 87 00: longs. S7 25; ribs, $7 80
7 SS; short clear, S8 12J Ribs. February,
17 87K; March, SS 00. Hams, S10 3712 75.
Philadelphia Flour weak bnt not quota
bly changed in prices. Wheat dnll and lower;
No. 2 red, January, 95iS?95c February. ObVQ
6Kc; March. 9S9sKc; April, 89KS100;
May, $1 01?il 02J Corn Export demand
light and market for No. 2 and steamer in ele
vator ic lower: grades below steamer were
scarce and ruled firm with moderate demand.
Oats Carlots dull and barely steady. Provi
sions steady but dull. Pork Mess, new, $15
15 50: do prime mess, new, ill 50; do family,
S16 5017. Hams Smoked, HK12c Lard
Pure, 99!c Butter dull and weak; Pennsyl
vania creamery, extra, 2So; Pennsylvania
prints, extra, 30c Ecgs steady: Pennsylvania
firsts, 20c. Cheese steady; part skims, 68c.
Cincinnati Flour in moderate demand;
family, S4 254 40; fancy, $4 754 85. Wheat
easier; No. 2 red, 97c: receipts, 1,600 bushels;
shipments, 600 bushels. Corn in fair demand
and prices well sustained; No. 2 mixed, 35Kc
Oats barelv steady; No. 2 mixed, 27c. Rye
unsettled; No. 2, 5556c Pork in light demand
at J13 50. Lard stronger at S7 45. Bnlkmeats
quiet and firmer; short rib. $7 007 12K.
Bacon steady and quiet; short clear. 8 50.
Butter dull; fancy Northwestern creamery,
32d3c: prime dairv roll. 1315c Sjigar steady;
hard refined, 78c; New Orleans, 6!45c,
Cheese steady and firm; choice mild Ohio flat,
Baltimore Wheat Western firm; No. 2
winter red. spot, 9595Jic; February,963i9Gfc;
March, 9j9SKc Corn Western steady;
mixed, spot. 41g41Kc: January. 41J441)c;
February. 4!41c; March, 4142c; steam
er, spot,SSc. Oats dull; western white, 32
33c; do mixed, 2931c; traded No. 2 white, 3Jc
asked. Rye quiet at 60c Coffee quiet; rio
fair at 17jjc
MttWAUKEE Flour unchanged. Wheat,
firm; cash. 92?c; February, 94c: May, 97c
Corn steadv; No. 3, 30c Oats steady: No. 2
white, 2S2SJc Rye quiet; No. 1, 4Sc Bar
ley firm: No. 2, 6Sc Provisions firm. Pork,
cash and January, 13 15. Lard. S7 50. Butter
steady at 2022c Cheese unchanged; Ched
Toledo Cloverseed active and steady; cash
and January, So 15; March, $5 25.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Mnrliet nt the East Liberty
Cattle Receipts, 2,261 head: shipments,
1.425 head; market steady at last week's prices;
35 cars of cattle, shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts, 7,900 head: shipments, 5,500
head; market firm: Philadelphia?, S5 055 15:
mixed. $5 105 15; Yorkers, $ 105 20: common
to fair; 55 0u5 10; pics, 15 005 25; 30 cars of
Iiors Khinnerf.to New York- to-dar.
SHEEP Receipts, 7,800 head: shipments, 4,000
linnd. T.!i,-lrn cto.rfv , l.ct vtndVc nlo ,
.wuu, U.H.UW un-uj . ..bba pi.u
New York Beeves Receipts, 2.61S head,
making 8,230 for the week; fair demand, quick
trade and an early and full clearances: com
mon to pnme native steers sold at S3 S55 25
per 100 ponnds; extra and fancy do, $-5 505 65;
ordinary Colorado do at S2 50; poor native at
3 603 70; bulls and dry cows at S23, with se
lected extra and fancy bulls up to S3 504 25.
Sheep Receipts. 13.S74 head, making 28.420
head for the week; market firm for good sheep;
null and easier for all kind of lambs, but
nearly everythtug sold; sheep ranged from HSI
6 25 per 100 pounds, with a few tops up to 85 50:
lambs sold at S5 107 65, with one carload sold
atS7 75 and two carloads holding for 18, with
S7 80 bid. Hogs Receipts, 19,540 head, mak
ing 31.200 for the week; no sales on tho live
weight; nominally dull at S5 305 60.
ST. Lours Cattle Receipts. SOO head; ship
ments, 600 head; market stronger; choice heavy
native steers. 14 905 30; fair to good native
steers. J4 004 90: butchers' steers, medium to
choice. $3 104 00; stockers and feeders, fair to
good, S2 OOgtf 15; rangers, com-fed, $3 003 !;
grass-fed. 2 103 00. Hogs Receipts, 4,400
head; shipments, 700 bead; market nigher;
cholceheavyand butchers' selections, $5 205 00;
packing medium to prime. $5 105 20; light
eradps. ordinary to best, SI 955 00. Sheep
Receipts, 500 head: shipments, 800 head; market
strong; fair to choice, S3 004 80.
Chicago Cattle Receipts, 10,000 head: ship
ments. 4,000 head: market steady; choice beeve's,
84 501 65: steers. S2 904 35: stockers and
feeders, $2 403 30: cows, bulls and mixed,
51 403 00: Indian steers, S3 203 75. Hogs Re
ceipts. 11.000 head: shipments, 6,500 head;
market strong. 510c higher: mixed, $5 10
5 30: heavy, $5 155 35: light, 15 lP 35; skips,
$3 00515. Sheep Receipts, 7,000 head; ship
ments, 2,000 head: market strong: natives, 13 00
4 75: Western corn-fed. S4 254 67V; Texans.
52 503 50; Iambs. $4 756 00.
Buffalo Cattle firm; receipts, LOOO head
through. i700 head sale: prime, 13 504 60;
mixed butchers' stock. $2 503 00. Sheep and
lambs Receipts. 2,000 head through, 11,000 head
sale: sheep active and firm; good, $4 O04 50;
lambs dull: western. $5 355 60; common, 16 50
6 75. Hogs Receipts, 4,500 head through.
18,000 head sale; active and 1015c hicher;
raedinms. $5 155 20; Yorkers, 5 25; pigs,
CnrcriTNATi Hogs in good demand and
firm: common and light, $4 405 20: packing
and butchers', 15 055 20; receipts, 7,550 head;
shipments, 1,100 head.
BALTIMORE Swine Fair supply and mod
erately good demand. Quotations, 77c; re
ceipts, 7,626 head.
Prices Generally Hold. Firm, With the Lund
IFrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Boston. January 7. Trading in the Boston
stock market to-day was productive of little
feature. Prices generally held firm, whilo the
land stocks continued prominent and strong.
The market was inactive and steady nntil with
in half an hour of the close, then it weakened
a trifle and closed barelv steady, with no feat
ure of interest, ana at me loiiowing prices:
,,-t. r'nllatn.1 Ss CS lfcltlthnrr
Atch. Collateral Ss
Mexican Central .... I3fc
S. Y. & iewKui... 445
Old Colony. 171
Oreiron Short Line.. 41X
Union Pacific m
West End Land I3M
Bell Telephone Ml
C&lnmct & Ilecla ?
CliU Kan.S W.M.. 88
Mcx. Central 4s 67M
Mex. Central inc.... Zli
. Y. N. E. 2d 63.105
Atchison stock 5f.!
Boston & Albany.. .SOHj
4i)l Boston & Montana.. 61
. B. A jsortnern
C 13. AV, 109!f
Clnn. ban. & Clevc. Wi
Brazilian Coffee Slarltct.
Rio Dk Janeiro. January 7. Coffee
Regular first, 5,700 reis per 10 kilos: good sec
ond. 5,200 reis; receipts during the week,
85,000 bags; purchases for the United States,
89.000 bags; clearances for do, 34,000 bags; stock,
Santos, January 7. Coffee Good aver
ages, 5,700 reis per 10 kilos; receipts during tho
week, 63,000 bags; purchases for the United
Stales, 1,600 bags; clearances for do, 41,000
bags; stock, 250,000 bags.
Grain in Sisfat.
Chicago, January 7 The visible supply of
grain compared with that of one week ago, ac
cording to the Board of Trade official report, Is
as follows: Wheat, 37,923.000 bushels; decrease.
30S.0G0 bushels. Com. 10,141,000 bushels; in
crease. 643.000 bushels. Oats, 8.622.000 bushels;
decrease, 2,000 bushels. Rye. 1,666.000 bushels;
decrease, 13,000 bushels. Barley, 2,271,000 bush
els; decrease, 33,009 bushels.
Prrs at all points of production are steady
A SIGN. OF PROGRESS.
An Architectural Departure That
Prnmisps RnnH Kpsnlfs.
A PARALYTIC PETROLEUM MARKET
Gas Stocks Weak and Yery Slow, "With a
Slight Break in Philadelphia.
TARIFF YICT0ET BEGINNING TO TELL
The close observer cannot have failed to
notice the ornate style of architecture in
vogue this season. It is conspicuously
prominent along the line of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad as far out as Braddock.
Architects have no distinct name for it, bnt
say" it is the outgrowth of a demand for
something to break the monotony that is so
striking not to say wearisome in some of
the older parts of the city. But with or
without a name, it is very attractive, im
parting additional cfcanns to localities
already highly favored by nature. Ben
Venue, Shadyside, Roup, Dallas, "Wilkins
burg and other places that might be named
are already blossoming like the rose in archi
It is a composite style embodying the Gothic
the Saracenic and the Queen Anne One
architect described it as "Queen Anne run to
seed." Another called- it the American style.
That it suits the popular taste the frequency
with which it is encountered is sufficient proof.
It does not appear to add materially to tbe
cost of construction, while it certainly affords
advantages in the way of home comforts that
the plain or old-fashioned stylo does not
possess. Without indulging in nndue praise of
the new departure, it way be said of it that it
is a sign of progress in thehomelifeof the
people that is highly commendable in them,
and is also creditable to the architects whose
skill In blending old and new ideas in building
achieved so pleasing a combination.
AN OFF DAI IN STOCKS.
Gas Weaker, 3 ith a Break In Philadelphia
The Coarse of Prices.
The movement in coal stocks yesterday was
less pronounced than usual of late, but it was
up to expectation and not bad for a gloomy
Monday. There was a brisk demand for gas
shares, but prices were rather weak. The most
notable event of the day was a fractional break
in Philadelphia. Bank stock was again in de
mand, and also to a limited extent, electric and
traction. All in all the market lacked vim.
The total sales ag regated only 410 shares. Bids
and offers are appended:
stocks. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Allegheny Nat. Bank. SI 82
Masonic Bank 58 .... ...
Exchange iat. Bank. 81 82 81J 82
XL. and M. Nat. Bank. 57
Metropolitan N.liank. 90
Tradesmen's X. Bank. 220
Pitts.N. B'k Com 23
Brldgcwaterl'l. Gas S3 .... &-H
KitUnnlngCN.G.Co. 57 53 ....
at. Gas Co., W. Va., S 59.S
Philadelphia Co 33ft M SS', 39
Wheeling Gas Co 28 S 29 57 M
West'houseElec. L t.. SO'A 36 Xi 36H
The sales included 10 shares Masonic Bank
at57K; 10 shares Natural Gas AY. Va.. 57K; 190
shares Philadelphia Company 39K, 39V, 39; 150
shares Westinghouse Electric 36, 36& 36, the
latter seller's option 60 days. The close was n eak
and spiritless. After the last call there was
considerable chaffing in the way of offers even
lower than those noted, but only a few shares
changed hands, not enough to influence the
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 169,074 shares, including: Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western. 12,275; Erie, 3,950;
Missouri Pacific 8,820; Northwestern, 4.365;
New Jersey Central, 4.430; Northern Pacific,
preferred, 4",315: Readinc. 41.598: Richmond and
West Point, 4,850;Sr, Paul, 30,595; Union Pacific,
Everything in Gootl Shape at the Banks
Cleorins House Business.
The money market is working smoothly.
Loanable funds are abundant at the customary
rates. Until January settlements are closed up
nothing new can be expected A good counter
business was reported. Clearing House busi
ness continues to show a gain over last year.
The exchanges yesterday were $2,481,051 27, and
the balances $398,628 66.
Messrs. Blake Bros. & Co., of New York and
Boston, offer in another column a selection of
Money on call at New York was easy at 3 to
4 per cent, last loan 4, closed offered at 4.
Prime mercantile paper. 5J7 per cent. Ster
ling exchange firm and active at $44 for 60 day
bills and $4 SS for demand. Government and
State bonds are firm.
Tho following were the elosing prices of bonds
in New York:
U. S. 4R, registered, 12 U. 8. 4s, coupon,
126Vi; U. S. 4s. registeied, 10S5: U. S. 4Ks,
coupon, 108; Pacific 6s of '95, 119.
New Yoke Clearings, $88,505,910; balances,
Boston Clearings, $16,861,737; balances, 81,
617.835; money, 5 per cent.
Philadelphia Clearings, $10,916,785; bal
Baltimore Clearings, $2,271,517; balances,
CniCAGO Money unchanged; bank clearings,
St. Louis Clearings, S4,523,88S; balances.
WORKING A MTSTERT.
A Windy Day In OH, With a Break at the
Yesterday was a windy day at the Petroleum
Exchange. The pikers were in clover. They
took advantage of every fluctuation to buy or
sell. Some of them made handsome profits.
The market opened steady atS6K, an yt above
Saturday's close. Bullish advices soon sent tbe
price up to 86J. This was followed by a drop
to 86 and a quick reaction to 87 the highest
price of the day. Oil City then came prom
inently forward as a buyer and considerable
unloading resulted, which soon caused a break,
from which there was no recovery. The market
closed weak at 85.
'There were no special influences at work
other than noted. Brokers refuse to hazard
predictions as to the outcome of tbe anomalous
situation. One or two small bets were made
that 85 would be touched to-day. The field
news was too unimportant to be a factor in the
day's operations. The local carrylngrate was
30. Refined was up a little in New York and
down a sixteenth in London. Saturday's clear
ances were 1,040,000. Among the prominent
operators on tbe floor of the exchange were
Siessrs. Lowry. Fisher and McKee.
A. B. McGrew quotes: Puts, 84; calls, 86
Tne following table, corrected by De Witt 1)11
worth, broker in petroleum, etc corner Fifth
aTenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc. :
lime. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened S6K Sas 12:45 p. H.... PH ST
10115 A. M.... M5 86V 1:00 P. V... 87 87
10:30A. H.... 87 S71 1:15P. K.... 87 87H
10:5A. M.. 87 87S 1:30 P. M.... 86 87
11.-00A. X.... 8S i! J:P. M.... 86J 67
ll:I5A. M.... - 67 J:00P. M.... 863, 67
1J:30A, M.... S6M 67 1:15 P. M.... 80 67
11:45a. M.... 66 .87 l:30p. M.... 87 SIX
12:00 M S6 Sfi'i 2:45 P. M.... 86H 86)
12:15 p. M.... MH MWClosed 85 ....
12:30 P. M.... S03 87
OnenriL S6Kc: blgheat. SlUe: lowest. Softc:
Dally run 39.373
Average runt 43,016
Daily snlumenu 70.490
'Averace shipments 68,851
Dallv charters 3,015
Average charters ,.,.. 38,063
Clearances 1, MO, OCO
New Kork closed at 85c
Oil Citv closed at 86c.
Bradlord closed at 86c.
Kew i'orE. rertned. Ic
London, refined. 631.
Antwerp, refined. 1C
NEWS FE0M TAILOEST0WN.
Weill Located, Going Down and Coming In
A Cood Producer.
rSPZCIAL TKLIORAM TO THX tlSPATCH.l
Taylobstow", January 7. Owing to the
almost impassable roads and the inclement
weather, progress among the wells has been
light Not much has been done on any loca
tions west of here, but in the eastern direction
tion the "Jo-Jo's" have started on another
well on the Thompson lease, the Washington f
Oil Company on the L. ly, near the Suodgrass
line, and tbe same company has made loca
tions on the farms of James Hoddens, Jr., and
Isaac Hodgens. Another well will go down on
the farm-of James Hodgens. Sr., also on the
one adjoining, that of John Hodgens.
The W. C. Grimes Wild Cat, owned by 'Wash
ington parties, was at first reported quite a
gasser, and later as having a nice showing of
oil. but close investigation shows it not to be
mnch good for either purpose.
The William Beabout and Donahey wells will
get the sand this week.
Business in the Knox Brothers' district Is as
lively as ever. Ten wells are going down on
the Robert Knoxand almost as many on the
farm of William Knox. . ,
The Shamrock White, which came in Frl
day, is qnite a nice well,the best In that sec
tion. John McMannis 4 Is down 1,600 feet, and
James McMannis 2.1,800 feet.
Other Oil markets.
Bradford, January 7. Opened, 86Jc;hlgh.
est, STJic: Jowest. 85c: closed. 85Jc
Tttcsvillk, January 7. Opened, 86c;
highest, 67Jc: lowest, 85c; closed, 85c
Oil cmr. January 7. Opened, 86c; highest,
87c; lowest, 85c; closed, 85c
New YofcK, January 7. Petroleum opened
firm at 86c, and advanced to 87c It then
sagged back to 87c and remained around that
fienre until tbe last half hour, when the market
broke under Western selling orders and closed
at 86c. ' Sales, 1,268,000 barrels.
Seal Estate Men Have Somo Good Things
on tho String.
"We never expect much on Monday," said a
real estate dealer yesterday morning. The re
sult showed that he knew what he was talking
about. The framework of several deals was
laid, but not much was accomplished in the
way of sales. Many prospectors were abroad
with cash in their.pocket, but they didn't find
the iron hot enough to strike. They will prob
ably turn up again.
W. A Herron & Sons sold another Forbes
street house, Oakland, for William Wood, of
Philadelpia, being tbe fourth that this firm has
disposed of in that locality within a short time.
These houses front welLand are of a high
class. The price was $11,000.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
George W. Garrett lots Nos. 139, 110 and 141 in
the Baum Grove plan of lots at Roup station,
P. R. R., having a total frontage of 128 feet on
Euclid avenue, near Friendship avenue, and
being 114 feet, in depth to a 20-foot alley, for a
price approximating 5,000.
FRENCH IRON TRADE.
Snbstitution of Steel Sleepers for Wooden
Ones Prices Held Up.
From the SoTthBritlih Mail it is learned
that although the French iron market displays
no ereat activity, the price of bars and girders
is firmly maintained at 14 francs, and the
Paris merchants have abandoned their policy
of competition at any price. Some of the
French works have again secured' important
contracts abroad. Attention is called to a con
tract for 7.000 steel sleepers,which will be adjudi
cated by the Board of the French Government
Railways on tbe 4th of January next, and it is
expected that several private railway compan
ies will also shortly decide on substituting
steel sleepers for the wooden ones at present In
In Paris old rails are still in great demand,
and are firmly held at 85f per ton of 1,000 kilos.
Some of tbe most important iron firms in
LyonB have lately turned their attention to the
export trade, and it is f -id that they are meet
ing with a considerable amount of success to
tbe detriment Of their British and German
Old Industries Reviving nnd New Ones
Starting Up Important movements.
Below is given a list of new mills and new
movements in the industrial world. It shows
that the success of protection was farorablo to
the manufacturing interests:
The Niagara Iron Company Works at Buffalo,
which have been shut down 12 years, will start
with 200 men. At Enfield. N.H., a box factory;
l'lttsfleld, Mass., silk mill: Hlllsboro Bridge, 8.
H., shoe factory: Perryvllle, Mass., yarn mill;
Hartland, Me., shoe mill; walllngford, Conn..
ladies1 nnderwear mill, to employ 200 women;
Acnshnet, Mass., cotton: Banning, Ga., pulp;
Galveston, Tex., wool and ecourlne; wlnns
boro', N. C, cotton; Covington. Kv., woolen,
capital !10,000; Turner Stone Company. Chicago,
capital 150,000. At Salem, Ore., a woolen mill
will be established If the people will pnt up S50,
000. Spring Valley, N. Y., silk mill to employ 300
The Coalers Suffer on Account of Warm
Weather Bonds Active.
New York. January 7. Tbe stock market
to-day showed no change in its temper from
those of last week, and the dealings Were con
fined principally, although to a smaller degree
than usual of late, to the professional element,
while the interest in the speculation was
centered in a half dozen or so of the leading
shares, all the rest being dull and entirely
featureless. The foreigners gave evidences of
more confidence in American securities, and
the commission neople were talking if anything
more hopefully, the selling being almost en
tirely from the bears and the traders who made
a demonstration against the coal stocks, and
Reading in particular, because of the contin
ued warm weather. The Grangers and South
westerns were very well held. St. Paul was
one of the strong features of the day, tbe for
eign purchases being more marked in that
stocks than in anything else on the list.
The decline culminated at noon, and prices
after that time showed an advancing tendency,
although there was very little progress made
until well into the afternoon, when Union
Pacific, St. Paul, Reading and some of the
specialties developed strength and the early
losses generally were recovered. Intense dull
ness and stagnation became the features
toward the end of the session, and the market
closed dull and steady at irregnlar changes of
small fractions from tbe opening prices. The
final declines were few and unimportant, but
among those which are, higher this evening
Omaha preferred rose 1, St. Paul 1U, Missouri
Pacific 1, Milwaukee. Lake Shore and
Western preferred 5J and Perry Coal li.
Railroad bonds were more active than for
sometime, and the sales of all issues reached
$1,822,000, of which the Reading first Incomes
furnished $2,701,000, though there was no special
animation developed anywhere else in the list.
There wa a generally strong tone throughout
the day, and tbe steady appreciation of values
was tbe marked f eatere of the dealings. The
advances were not very heavy except in a few
issues, and of these the most important was
Chesapeake and Ohio, series B certificates,
The following table shows the prices pi active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney fe Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth svepue:
Open- High- Low- Clos
ing, est. est. lng.
Am. Cotton Oil 53 JiW
Atch.. Top. 8. F.. 56 56M Sbii 66
Canadian Pacific Jl
Canada Southern Wi li VOL HH
Central of New Jersey. S8 S8Ji iTA V7H
C. Bur. & Qnlncy 109 109 103 loa
C, Mil. & St. l'aul... 62 63K ffilj 63
v., sin. St. r.. pr....i03i$ io3) 103 iow
C, Kocfcl. &B 97H mn J7Ji 97jJ
C, St. h. & Pitts 11)4
C, St, L. & Pitts, pf, 38
C,St.V..M. &0 32 32 32 32
C., St. F.,M. JtO., pf. 8l 92 Wit S'S
C. A Northwestern. ...107? o107K lXh "1079J
CA jsoiihwestern, pf. 140H
U. C. O. il 57
Col., Coal & Iron S0'4 20l4 30 30
Col. & Hocking Val 25
Del., L&W 14114 141! 140X H0K
Del. & Hudson 132 132 131 131 h'
E.T., Va. &Oa.., tH
E.T.,Va. &Ga., lstpf 64
E.T., Va.&Ga. Zdpf. 22
Illinois Central 114K
Lake Eric & Western 16)5
Lake Erie & West. pr Sl 82
Late Short & M. S 103 lot 1C3H 103
Louisville A Nashville E7 67 bi7i S7
Michigan Central 87 .... .... 87K
Mobile Ohio 8
Missouri Pacific 72H 73J ) 72X 73
iNew York Central j(n
8. y.. l.x ft w nn zi 27M zm
N. Y., L. E. A W.prcf 61X 615 615( 61
N. Y., C. ft St. L... ?. ..?. 17
N. Y., C ft St. I., pf. 67
N.Y., C. &St. L.2dpf .... 37)4
Norfolk ft Western UU
Norfolk A Western, pf SOU
Northern Pacific an
Northern Pacific prer. 53 K S9V SIM S3X
Ohio A Mississippi lj 22 njj nu
Oregon Improvement 71)
Oregon Transcon 31 31 30K 305sJ
PaciflcMall 3j$( 3G 38 K'i
Pco. Dec. AKvans 22)J
Phlladel. A Heading.. 4SH 4SV' 47S 43
Pullman Palace Car J73X
Kldimond A V. P. T.. 24V !4 ti'A 24)2
KIchmond&W.P.T.pf7i 78M 73K 7SU
Bt.PauUl)nlnth...... 40 40 39
St. Paul Dulutlipf. 84
bt. P., Minn. & Man , 99
St. I.. & San Fran..... S6H
St. L. A San Fran pf.. B6H G6K 66X ISH
St. L. A San F. 1st pf. .. Hit
Texas Pacific 22 fjij 22 22!4
Onion Pacific..... H 65H 64K 6h
Wabash .- .. 12$
Wabash preferred 24
Western Union S3X E3V S3X KH
Wheeling A L. K 60 60 60 S9
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 67
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Did. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad S3H 6SU
Reading Railroad 24 1-18 24)4
Buffalo, Pittsburg and Western I2fc ni
Lehigh Valley Mft- ss
Lehigh Navigation N2
V. Co.'i New Jersey.,.!..,..! 221 S2IW
Northern Pacific 2iH' ' 23)4
Northern Pacific preferred...,..:... M)i C9H
-rtv"""--, - . - - .
TUESD&Y, JANTTAUT 8,
Blue Monday in Produce lines,
. Weather Adverse to Trade.
TROPICAL FKUITS MORE ACTIVE.
Hay.GroWs Weaker on Account of Too
T0NE OP CEREAL MARKETS BETTER
Office of rrrrsBUito Dispatch, I
MONDAY, January 7, 1888. J
Country Prodnce, Jobbing Prices.
There are few features of special Interest in
produco lines. To-day will pass as a blue
Monday. Weather Is unfavorable to active
trade movements. Nothing short of a first
class blizzard will apparently lift the produce
trade out of tbe ruts in which it has been
moving f or.weeks past.
Eggs are reported very slow, with 22c as the
outside figure. Butter is in the same boat.
Poultry continues scarce and firm. A Liberty
.street commission firm reports receipt of 3.000
pounds of poultry from Sioux City, la., which
came through in 48 hours, and went off like hot
The" demand for tropical fruits Improves.
Bananas are scarcer and higher. Valenciaand,
Messina oranges are in good supply and drift
ing toward lower prices.
Tho rise or fall of tho mercury is the big
factor in the produce trade at this date, and as
it rises or falls commission merchants are de
pressed or buoyant.
Beans Navy from store, primehand picked,
$2 002 10 per bushel; medium, $2 00: Ohio and
Pennsylvania do, prime and medium, $2 UOil
2 10; imported do. $1 902 CO: Lima, 6c per ft;
marrowfat, 82 752 80 per bushel.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 3303oc: Ohio do,
2730c: fresh dairy packed, 2325c: country
rolls. 1820c; Chartiers Creamery Co.butter.35c.
Beeswax 2325c per ft for choice; low
CiDEn-Sand refined, $6 E07 50, common,
53 504 00: crab cider, $8 003 SO fl iiarrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c $1 gallon.
Cheese Ohio ohcese. September make, 11
12c; New York, September make, 1212Ke;
Limburger, HX12fec: domestic Sneitzer
cheese, 1313c .
Dried Peas SI 451 SO 13 bushel; split do,
Kggs 2022c ? dozen for strictly fresh.
"Fruits Apples, SI 25 to SI 75 9 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c jj? ft; cranberries, $8 00
r? barrel: S2 75 a bushel. ,
Feathers Extra live geese. 5060c; No. I
do. 4045c; mixed lots. S035c f? ft.
Hominy S3 303 40 p barrel.
Honey New Crop, 18c; buckwheat, 1315c
Potatoes Potatoes, 3510o j8 bushel; S2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 5570o fl pair;
dressed chickens. 1213c ?1 pound: turkeys, 13
15c live. 1618o dressed fl pound: ducks,
live. SO85c $ pair; dressed, 16c $ pound;
geese, SI 0Ol 10 fl pair.
"Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, J6 per
bushel; clover, large English. 62 fts, $6 25;
clover. Alsike.SS 60: clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, SI IX); blue grass, extra clean.
14 fts. SI 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 20;
orchard grass, 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14 fts, $1 00;
millet, 60 fts, $1 25; German millet, 50 lbs, S2 00:
Hungarian grass, 48 fts, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft.
SHELLBARKS SI 501 75.
Taxlow Country, 4X5c: city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, S3 0003 50 W
box: Messina oranges. S2 603 60 box;
Florida oranges, $3 003 60 Ifl box; Jamaica
oranges, fancy, S4 505 00 13 barrel; Malaga
grapes. So 507 00 13 keg: banauas, $2 00
firsts, SI 2501 60; good seconds fl bunch; cocoa
nuts, S4 00 y hundred; pineapples, S10 0018 00
V hundred; new figs, 1214c 13 pound; dates,
5K6J$c V pound.
Vegetables Celery, 1030c 13 bunch; cab
bages. S3 005 00 fl 10O; onions, oOc 13 bushel:
Spanish onions, SI 001 25 f crate; turnips, 30
40c $ bushel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 20K21Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Kio, 19c; fair Rio,
IS ISJic; old Government Java, 26c; Mara
caibo, 2IKi2Kc; Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18
22c: Caracas coffee, 19K21c; peaberry, Rio. 20
2IKc; Laguayra, 2021Ke.
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 22c;
high grades, 23K26c; old Government Java,
bulk. S0K31c;Maracaibo 25K20Kc; Santos,.
21622c; peaberry, 251c; choice Rio, 23Kc; prime
Rio, 21c; good Rio, 20kc: ordinary, 19Kc.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 212oc; allspice, c;
cassia, 8ac; pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) H0te8t, TVJc;
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight. 150; 9c; water white.
VfAc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, llKc;
Toyaline, 14c ,. . ,
Syrups Corn syrups, 232oc: choice sugar
syrup. 3538c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c.
N. O. JloLASSES Fancy, old. 48c; choice, 45c;
mixed. 4012c; new crop, 4350c. ,
Soda Bi-carb in Kegs, ZGlic-, bi-carb in Js,
5JJc: bi-carb, assorted packages, 6Ji6c; salsoda
in kegs, lJic; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine,
Rice Heid. Carolina, 77c: choice, 6
7c; prime. 5K6c; Louisiana, 66c.
bTARCH Pearl, 2Mc; cornstarch, b7c: gloss
Foreign Fruits Iyer raisins, 82 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers.
$2 60; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
$2 35: Valencia, new, 7c; Ondara Velencia.
7K7K-'; sultana, 7c; currents, new, 4
oc; lurkey prunes, new, 4K-lic; French
prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft pack
ages. SHc: encoannts. per 100. S6 00: almonds.
Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivfca, 19c; do shelled, 40c;
walnuts, nap.. 12KQ15c
Sicilv filberts. 12c:
Smyrna ngs, nii&ibc,
Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans-
ll15c: citron, per ft, 21)22c; lemon peel per ft,
1814c: Orange peel. 12Kc
Dried Fruits ApDles, sliced, per ft, 8c; ap
ples, evaporated, 67Kc; apricots, California,
evaporated, 1518c;peaches,evaporated, pared,
2223c; peaches. Call torn fa, evaporated, un
pared, 12i13Kc: cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted. 56c; raspberries, evap
orated, 2424c; blackberries, 7K8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 8e; powdered, 8c; granu
lated, Kc; confectioners' A, 7c; standard A,
7?c; softwhites, 67Kcj yellow, choice, 6K
b52c: yellow, cood. b563ic: yellow, fair. 6Kc:
yellow, dark, 6c.
Pickles Mediums, bbls (1,200), SI 75; me
diums, half bbls (600), S3 00.
Salt-No. 1 $ bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, bbl, $1 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, M bbl, SI 20;
Higgins Eureka, 4 bu sack, S2 80; Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, 83 00.
Canned Goods Standard Peaches. SI SO
1 60; 2ds, $1 3C1 35; extra peaches, SI 35 1 90;
pie peaches, TOj; finest corn, SI 301 60: Hfd.
Co. corn. 7590c; red cherries, 90cSl 00: lima
beans, SI 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do. 7585c:
marrowfat peas, SI 10Q1 15; soaked peas. 'IMS
75c; pineapples, SI 401 SO; Bahama do, $2 75;
damson plums, 9oc; green gazes, SI 25: egg
plums, S2 00; California pears, S2 50; do green
gages. S2 00; do egg plums, S3 00; extra white
cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 2fi, 90c: raspber
ries, SI 151 40: strawberries. SI 10; gooseber
ries, SI 2C1 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, 1
Si, fl 7&2 10: blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-B
cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, SI 25(31 60;
corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft cans S13 50:
baked beans. SI 40 I 45; lobster, 1 ft. SI 75
1 80: mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 60; sardines,
domestic, l4s $4 254 5' sardines, domestic,
Kf. & 258 50; sardines. Imported. ",s, $11 SO
12 50; sardines, imported, Ks, $18 00; sardines,
mustard. SI 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 mess mackerel. $30 bbl;
No. 1 do, S2022; extra No. 2 do, S24 00; large
No. 3 do, $20. Whole codfish George's medium,
4Vc; do large, 4c; boneless hake. 6c; do cod
fish, 7K8c; smoked halibut, 1012c; blue fish,
8c; split herring. SO 006 0; white flsb, half bbl.
100 fts, S7 SO: lake herring, new, 100 fts, S3 25;
Portland round herring. 200 fts. $4 SO; do half
bbls, 100 Bu, 16 65: trout, 100 ft, $5 50.
Buckwheat Flour 3)i3c per pound.
Oatmeal $6 306 60 ft ubl.
Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, 6962c
f) gallon. Lard oil, 75c '
Grain, Flour and Feed. ,-
Receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change were 67 cars, against 77 cars last Mon
day. It will be seen from the returns below
that more than one-half of the receipts to-day
consisted of bay, the total In this line being S6
cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicaco,
16 cars of hay, 1 of rye, 6 of oats, 1 of mid
dlings. 1 of barley. 2 of flour, 1 of feed, 1 of
corn, 2 of bran. By Pittsburg,,Cincinnati and
St. Louis, 5 cars of corn, 15 of hay, 8 of oats, 2
of flour, 1 of shorts. By Pittsburg and West
ern, 6 cars of bay, 1 of flour. Sales on call: Two
cars extra 3 w. oats, 32c, 5 days. The weak
factor of markets is bay, the weakness being
due to too bountiful receipts. Oats -and corn
are steady. The desperate efforts to keep
wheat above the dollar line at grain centers
are thus far unavailing. Both January and
February wheat are below this line from latest
advices. The tone of cereal markets is an im
pTovememt on a week ago, and active trade
movements will no doubt be inaugurated as
soon as tbe January settlements are aver. At
least this is the feeling in tbe Grain Exchange
WHEAT-Jobbing prices No. 2 red, $1 07
I 08; No. 8 red.'95c$l.
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 41J2c; high mixed,
ear. 8940c: No. 1 vellow, shelled, S940c; high
mixed, shelled, 3637c; mixed, shelled, 853e.
Oats-No. 2 white, 3333Kc; extra No. 8,
81K32c;No. 3 white, a631c; No. 2 mixed,
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6061c;
No."l Western, 5053c; new rye, 5&M57C.
Barley-No. 1 Canada, 88cfl00; No. 2
Canada, 95S98c: No. 3 Canada, 90092c; No. 2
Western, S385c; No. 8 Western, 7075c; Lako
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, S6 2o
8 50; spring patents, S3 50(38 75: fancy straight,
winter and spring; $5 75Q6 00; clear winter.
$5 505 75; stright XXXX bakers', $5 255 50.
Rye flour. $3 754 00.
Cornsieal In paper, 6070c
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $20 SO
21 00 ) ton; brown middlings, $17 50Q1S 0U:
winter wheat bran, $15 60ld 00; chop feed
$21 0022 00.
HAY-Balled timothy, choice. $16 00016 50;
No. 1 do, $15 5016 00: No. 2 do, $13 6C14 50;
loose from wazon, $23 0026 00; No. 1 upland
prairie. $10.5010 75; No. 2, $9 S010 00; packing
do. S3 00. '
Straw Oats. $8 009 00; wheat and rye
straw, $8 0008 50.
Large hams, 18 fts and upward. 10Jc; medium
hams, 14 to 18 fts. HJc; small hams, 14 fts and
under, llc; picnic or California hams, 9Jc:
boneless (in skins), 12c; sugar-cured shoul
ders, 9ic: bacon. SJc; dry salt, Siic; breakfast
bacon, lOJic; rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders),
lOJJc; regular smoked sides, fljc; bellies,
smoked sides, 9Vc; regular dry salt sides, 8c;
bellies, dry salt sides, 8c; dried beef, sets 3
pieces, 10c; dried beef, fiats. 9c; dried beef,
rounds, 12c: dried beef, knuckles, 12c; pork,
mess, $16 50; pork, family, 817 00; nig pork, half
barrels, $9 00; long sausage. 5Jic Lard
Tierces. 325 fts, 7c V ft; half barrels. 120 fts.
8Jc fl ft; tubs, wooden, 60 fts. 8Kc 13 &: buck
ets, wooden, 20 fts, 8c 1 ft; 3-ft,tin pails, 60 fts,
8c W ft;5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 8c 13 ft; 10-ft tin
Sails, 60 fts. 8c ft; 20-ft tin pails, 80 fts, 8c;
J-fi tin pails, 100 fts, be ft.
Armour Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts. S
5Uc;t00.to650fts, 66Kc:700 to 750 fts. 77c
Sheep, 7c fl ft. Lambs, 8f ft ft.
London, January 7. Tho Mark Lane Ex
press. In its weekly Teview of the British grain
trade, says: The freezing and foggy weather
encourages wheat farmers. Owing to the good,
reserves of leading cereals the exchanges have
not shown the bnoyancy which frequently
characterizes the opening of a new year. There
is little change in prices from those of Decem
ber. The sales of English wheat during tho
Sast week were 25.718 quarters, at 30s Id, against
r,616 quarters at 31s 3d during tbe correspond
ing week last year. Corn at Liverpool is in fair
demand. Three cargoes of California wheat
bave been sold. One cargo sold at 38s 9d for
15,240 quarters, and two cargoes at 39s. Adense
fog prevailed to-day and there was a poor at
tendance at tbe market Little business was
done. English wheat was firm. Prices of
foreign showed a hardening tendency. Flour
was dearer for the ordinary makes, but the
opinion prevails that the best English is kept
St. Louis, January 7. Lead easier at$3 55
New York, January 7. Lead easier. Tin
dnll; straits. $21 9a
New York, January 7. Mining quotations:
Amador, 150: Caledonia, SCO: C&nsolidated Cal
ifornia and Virginia, $9; Deadwood, 160: Home
stake. 11.50; Iron Silver, 300: Mutual, 125; Ply
mouth, $8; Sierra Nevada, S3.
NewYork Pig Iron steady. Copper steady;
lake, January, S17 35.
THE OFFICIAL CONDITIONS.
Terms Under Which tbe Borllngton En
gineers' Strike Was Settled.
Chicago, January 7. The following let
ter was received by Vice President Stone, of
the Burlington 'Boad, to-day, and tnrned
over to the strikers' committee:
Boston, January 3.
The Company will not follow up, blacklist or
in any manner attempt to prescribe those who
were concerned in the strike, but on the con
trary, will cheerfully give to all who bave not
been guilty of violence, or other improper con
duct, letters of introduction, showing their
record in our service, and will in all proper
ways assist them in finding employment. The
first duty of the management is to those who
are in the company's employ, and we must re
member and protect their interests by promo
tions, and by every other means in our power.
Beyond this, if it should become necessary to
go outside of tbe service for men in any ca
pacity it is our intention to select tbe best men
available, and In making selections not to ex
clude those who were engaged in the strike of
February 27, if they are the best men available,
and provided they have not since been gnilty of
violence or other improper conduct. You are
authorized to give a copy of this message to
engineers who call upon you.
C. E. Perkins.
Chicago, January 4. We, the undersigned
committee. In behalf of our respective organi
zations tho Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers and Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
menand as representatives of the ex-employes
of tbe Burlington system, who left the service
of said company February 27, 1888. or later, on
account of the strike, approve of the forego
ing agreement and hereby declare the strike
of said ex-employes as settled.
Alex. R. Cavneb, William C. Hayes,
a, W. Perley, A. W. Logan,
T. Hollinrake, Edward Kent,
Thomas Humphreys, T. P. Bellows,
A. LeMay, S. M. Dixon,
Which Leonard Tracy Gave Miss Heaton a
Note for 95,000.
New York, January 7. Helen Dauv
ray's former husband, Leonard F. Tracy,
gained a point in the general term Superior
Court to-day in the suit of Eva Heaton, the
actress, against him for the payment of a
$5,000 noto made payable to her on demand.
Miss Heaton had some time since gotten a
verdict in a lower court for 55,400. The de
cision of the court to-day orders a new trial
on the gronnd of error.
There was a romance behind the story.
Miss Heaton, who is known on the stage as
Etelka "Wardell, met Tracy in Philadelphia
in 1877, when both were members of an
amateur dramatic company. She was then
an electrician and earning $300 a month.
Tracy fell in love with the pretty actress,
and they were engaged. She advanced
Tracy at different times a total of $5,000. At
last he sent her a note severing the engage
ment. He did not care, lie said, to marry
an actress. Then he went to Europe, and
came back with Helen Dauvray as his wife.
Soon alter Miss Heaton visited Tracy at his
Broadway office and secured the note in dis
pute. THREE DAIS AT HOME.
Benjamin Hopkins, the Ex-Fidelity Bank
Cashier, Succumbs to Death.
Cincinnati, January 7. Benjamin E.
Hopkins, late assistant cashier of the de
funct Fidelity National Bank, died at 6:30
this morning, at his residence, No. 268
Eichmond street. He had been home but
three days, arriving here Friday, January
4, from the Columbus penitentiary. He
had been pardoned by President Cleveland
on December 20, but the delay in making
out his papers prolonged his confinement.
The death of Mr. Hopkins was hastened,
in the opinion of his friends, by the long
suspense awaiting his pardon, and by the
excitement of return to his home, as well as
by the painful fact that one of his sons is in
jail charged with being an accomplice of
young Tinkler, the forger. Hu family were
unremitting in their attentions since his re
turn, and his wife, it is said, has not closed
her eves in sleep since he came. She was
bending over him this morning when he
Water Worts Than Fire.
Chicago, January 7. There was a
small fire and a great flood early this morn
ing at the Mentonc apartment building at
the southwest corner of Dearborn avenue
and Erie street. Estimated damage by fire,
5500; by water; $14,000.
Tbe Dock Strlko Terminated.
Minneapolis, January 7. The big
strike of the coal handlers atDuluthhas
come to an end. Last night it was decided
to discontinue tbe strike, and to apply for
work at the reduced rate.
"When the mucous surfaces of the bron
chia are sore or inflamed, Dr. Jayne's Ex
pectorant will afford prompt relief. For
breaking up a cold or subduing a cough
you will find in it a certain remedy.
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LATK NEWS H BRIEF.
Russia baa placed a flotilla of war vessels
on the Vistula river.
The eviction of the tenants on tbe Olphert
estates, at Falcarragh County Donegal, was
not resumed yesterday, as was intended.
The Secretary ot the Treasury yesterday
afternoon accepted the following bids: Regis
tered 4s, $50,000 at 108K, and J2.500 at 108
A meeting of tbe Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations will be held this morning to
examine Consnl General Sewall In relation to
tbe condition of affairs in Samoa.
Mr. Mackenzie, the agent of the British
East African Company, on New Year's Day
presented hundreds of slaves vUb papers
giving them their freedom. His action has
created much rejoicing and enthusiasm.
Governor Beaver yesterday signed the war
rant for tho execution of Mrs. Sarah Jane
Whiteling, of Philadelphia, convicted of pois
oning her husband ana two children, and set
the 27th day of March next for the hanging.
The exploration of the antiquities of Asia
Minor is pttracting special attention. The in
scriptions discovered by Prof. Ramsey in Phry
gia, more particularly, nave just been published
by the Hellene Society, while other results of
the explorations have been published by the
Royal Geographical Society.
The inquiry into the alleged outrages on
tho Seal Islands ot St. Padl and St. George and
the operations of tho Alaska Commercial Com
pany on those islands, was resumed by the
House Committee on Fisheries yesterday
morning. Five witnesses were examined, all of
whom entered a general denial of tbe charges.
In a cutting affrav at Prairie Hill. Texas,
Saturday night. Kirk Davis was disemboweled,
dying in a few hours, and R. A. Cramer, pro
prietor of tbe Commercial Hotel, was fatally
wounded. Davis was a tenant on Cramer's
farm. The quarrel was the outgrowth of a
lawsuit between the parties. which Cramer
The mansion of Hon. Percy Seawen Wynd
bam was destroyed by fire Sunday night. The
children of Lady Elcho, Mr. Wyndham's
daughter, who were in tbe bouse, were rescued
in their nightgowns. Lord Stalbridge directed
the firemen in their efforts to extinguish tbe
flames. Tbe pictures and plate were saved.
The loss 100,000.
A courier has broucht in news of a fight
that occurred on Wednesday last between a
anartet of Gros Ventres and River Crow In
ians. The struggle occurred about sundown
on January 2, on the banks of Cottonwood
creek, in tbe foot hills, three of the reds being'
killed outright and the fourth so seriously
slashed that be died on Friday night-
Princess Lleven, while sleigh riding at
Charkeff. Russia, attempted to cross the rail
way track at that place. A train that was
rapidly approaching struck tbe sleigh and
killed the coachman. Both of his feet were
cutoff. The Princess was hurled from the
sleigh to the middle of the track, where she lay
senseless. The.train passed over her, but did
her no injury.
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
public sale of the property of tho City of
Pittsburg, situate in the Thirtieth ward of said
city, now used and occupied as the Thirtieth
wara ponce station.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
City of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of tbe same. That the
Department of Public Safety be and is hereby
authorized and empowered to make public sale,
subject to the approval of the Councils of all
that certain lot or piece of ground and the im
provements tbereon. situate in tbe Thirtieth
ward of the City of Pittsburg, bounded and
described as follows, to-wit: Beginning on the
north side of Carson street, at the corner of lot
now or formerly owned by Jno. H. Pace and
wife and at a distance of 52 f eet eastwardly
from Third street, thence extending along Car
son street eastwardly 20 feet and in depth
northwardly parallel with Third street, pre
serving tbe same width of 20 feet, 100 feet to
Chestnut alley. Being the same lot or piece
of ground which tbe South Pittsburg Co-Oper-ation
Association of the countv of Allegheny
by its deed, dated August 2, 1873, recorded in
Deed Book vol. 811, page 532: granted and con
veyed unto tbe said City of Pittsburg.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of or
dinance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and tbe same is hereby repealed
so faras the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 10th day of December, A. D. 1888.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office, December 14, 1888. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN, Mayor. Attest: V. H.
McCLEARY. Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in- Ordinance Book. vol. 6, page SCO,
3d day of January, A. D. 1SS9. ja5
AN ORDmANCE-REGULATING THE
manner of granting permits for the erec
tion of wooden buildings within the fire limits
of the city of Pittsburg.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cil assembled, and it is hereby ordained and en
acted by the authority of the same.That all pro
visions of existing ordinances and regulations
governing tbe granting of permits for the erec
tion of wooden buildings shall be applicable to
and shall be exclusively executed and enforced
by the Building Inspectors and the Superin
tendent and Assistant Superintendents of tbe
Fire Bureau, who shall constitute a board to
pass upon all wooden bnilding permits thathave
been approved by the Building Inspectors, sub
ject to the approval as hereinafter provided.
They shall select their own Chairman, and
adopt such rules and regulations astbeymay
think best adapted to the purpose. subject to the
approval nf the Chief of tbe Department of
Public Safety, nnder the Acts of Assembly and
ordinance of the city.
Section 2 That before any permits for the
erection of wooden bmldlncrs within the limits
aforesaid are issued they shall be approved by !
the Chief of tbe Department of Public Safety.
Section 3 That any ordinance or part of or-
diuance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be, and the same is hereby repealed
so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 10th davof December. A. D. 1888.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L, HOLLIDAY. President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk ot Common Courcil.
Mayor's office, December 23, 1SS8. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: W. H.
McCLEARY, Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded.in Ordinance Book, vol. 6, paee 561,
3d day of January, A. D. 1889. " jao
Office of the Board of Assessors;!
Pittsburg, Pa.. January 7, 1889.
Valuations upon property in tbe Seventeenth,
Twenty-second and Thirty-second wards have
been completed for tbe triennial assessment of
1859. Appeals may be made as follows: From
January 14 to 17 inclusive, upon forms furnished
with transcripts, which can be had at once upon
personal application, or by letter or postal card.
AH nnpeals mnst be probated at this office.
Office hours from 9 a.m. till 4 P. M.
Attention is called to section 23 of the new
charter, which provides that "The Board of
Assessors shall assess all property taxable for
city purposes at its actual cash value; provided,
that no property shall be assessed for a less
amount than the price paid for it at tbe last
By order of board.
FRANK P. CASE. 1
PHILIP HOERR. J-Assessors.
JA31ES J. LARKIN, J
Office of the Board dF assessors, t
Pittsburg, Pa., January 3, 1889.
Valuations upon property in the First,
Sixth, .Twelfth First, Twelfth Second, Thir
Thirty-fourth, Thirty.flfth and Thirty-sath
wards ' have been completed for tbe
triennial assessment of 1SS9. Appeals
may be made as follows: First, Slxtb,
Twelfth First, Twelfth Second, close
January 12, i p. jr.; Thirteenth, Sixteenth,
Twenty-tblrd.close January 14, 4 P. M.; Twenty
eishth, Thirty-fonrth. Thirty-fifth, close Janu
ary 15. 4 P. M., Thirty-sixth, close January 16,
i P. 31., npon forms furnished with tran
scripts, which can be had at once upon per
sonal application, or Dy letter or postal card.
All appeals must be probated at this office.
Office hours from 9 A. 31. till 4 P. M.
Attention is called to Section 23 of the new
charter, which provides that "The Board of
Assessors shall assess ail property taxable for
city purposes at its actual cash value; provided,
that no property shall be assessed for a less
amount tban the price paid for at the last re
By order of Board.
FRANK P. CASE, )
PHILIP HOERR, Assessors.
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