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JifCAL LIYE STOCK
Leading Features of Trade for the
Weet at Herr's Island.
SHEEP SUPPLY BELOW DEMANDS.!
Bun cf Cattle antLHogs Heavy, ands Old
FACTS AS TO HIDES AND CALF SK1KS
Office or PnTsmnto Dispatch,!
Monday, February 25, 1SS9. f
Beceipts of cattle at "Herr's Island -were
30 carloads against 31 last week. All were
from Chicago. About one-third ot those re
ceived were consigned to Zeigler and Ger
son. The balance were divided between 11: en
stein Ackerman. Andy Frohm, Eli Katz and
L. RoUichild, There were about three loads of
cattle, weighing 1.600 pounds. The balance
ranee from 1,100 to 1,400 pounds. No more than
a carload went below 1,000 in weight. The jrrade
ot cattle In this week's supplies was higher
than for some weeks past. Markets varied
very little from a week ago. Some dealers re
port a drop and weaker markets. But from
the best information that could be had in talks
with dealers this week's record is a fair stand
off to last
The lowest price received was S3 35 to $3 SO
for a bunch ranging under 1,000 pounds. The
range of prices for good smooth butcher s tock,
weighing 1,100 to L40U, was 3ic to 3c The
Highest price obtained was 4Mc for a few prime
steers weighing close to 1,600. Veal cal.es con
tinue scarce at 6c to Tc.
Lean Fork In Demand
The supply was 1,000 head, against 1,100 a
week ago, and 600 for a number of weeks be
fore. There were no roughs and no very heaTy
hogs In this week's run. The heaviest were
not much over 250 pounds in weight. There is
no market at Herr's Island for heavy hoes.
Butchers seem to want lean pork, as lard is a
drag in the market, bald a Diamond Market
butcher to-day: "I never knew the time when
lard was so low as compared with prices of hogs
as it has been this season." The range of
prices was 54 75 to $5 10. The latter was paid
lor a nice bunch of Ohio hogs, weighing from
200 to 240 pounds.
Sheep and Lambs.
Receipts were 600 head, against 1,000 a week
ago." A, leading buyer reports that he was
unable to procure a single lamb. The quality
of sheep received was above the average.
Stock was cleaned up early at prices, for sheep,
oi 4c to oc, ana lamDS, ec .o &c.;
A leading dealer in live stock at Herr's
Island, who has been familiar with the trade
there a score of years or more, furnishes some
items "of interest concerning hides and calf
tkirc Siid be: "It was not many years ago
when 8c to 10c was paid for hides, now the
range is 3c to5c when the former prices
were paid tanneis were not half so particular
about grubs in the hides as they are of late
years. If ot more than one in twenty can pass
as first-class. A hand or cut, or two grubs in a
hide takes lc per ponnd from its value, and it
is a very rare hide that is free from one of
these blemishes. As to calf skins, they are
hardly worth handling. I saw one sell the
other day for 28c that would have brought over
1 not many years ago. Raw tallow, which
once sold at 6c, now brings 2c."
One of oar Pittsburg poncpackers who has
just returned from a trip to Chicago, tells the
following bog story:
A Utile Hoc Story.
"At the Western metropolis last week a
bunch of hogs numbering 63 were brought to
the stockyards, the average weight of which
was all pounds. These fat porkers first saw
the light of day last April, and were, therefore,
not more than 10 months old. This," said the
packer, "beats all lormer records so far as my
Receipts of hogs at Chicago to-dav were 18,
000. with an advance of 5c to 10c, and the range
of prices. 51 45 to S4 75. -The cry here is for
lean pork. The packer quoted above, said:
"Ours is one of the poorest markets for bogs.
There has been sometimes a difficulty this
season in getting the grades wanted for pack
ing. If we had a market here fcr such prod
ucts as short ribs and mess pork as they have
in Chicago, we could utilize much heavier
weight hogs than we have been able to do this
LIVE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Jlnrkct nt the East Liberty
CATTLE Receipts, 1,880 head: shipments.
1320 head; market firm and a sliade stronger
than last week's prices. Seventeen cars of cat
tle shipped. to York to-day.
Hogs Receipts, 5,000 head: shipments. 4,600
bead; market active; medium Philadelphias,
$5 005 70: heavy hogs, SI bOgi P0; pigs and
Yorkers, Jo 105 20. Fifteen cars of hogs
chipped to New York to day.
SHEEP-Keeeipts, 4.630 head: f hlpments, 1600
head; market active at prices 25c better than
New York Beeves Receipts, 5,300 head,
making 10,450 for the week. Fresh arrivals in
cluded 119 cars for export and S7 cars for the
matket Market dull, out prices were much
the same as quoted Fndav last. Common to
prime steers told at $3 504 45 per 100 pounds;
a few picked extra and fancy do at S4 605 00;
fat-oxen and bull at $2 203 25. Exports to
day will include 250 beeves and'S.OiO quarters of
beet The week's shipments" from this port
were 896 beeves and 10,450 quarters of beef
Sheep Receipts, 9,60ft making 25,800 for the
week. Market firmer and hicher at S4 006 00
per 100 pounds for sheep, and $5 707 50 for
Iambs; a few extra lambs poins at $7 7a Hogs
Receipts 1L200, making 2t,GO0 for the meek:
none alive offered; nominally firmer at ?5 20
Kassas CiTY-Cattle-Receipts, 3.4R3 head:
shipments. 1622 head: heavy steers slow and
weak: medium weight about steady: cows
steady to a shade higher; stockers and feeding
steers strong; good to choice cornfed, $4 G0
4 25; common to medium. $2 R SO: stockers
and feeding steers. $1 603 20; cows. SI 25
2 75. Hogs Receipts, 4,014 head; shipments,
377 head; market active and about 5c higher
good to choice. $4 404 45; common to me
dium, J4 1501 30. Sheep Receipts, 2,431 head;
Bhipments. 64 head: market steadv; good to
choice muttons, $4 254 50: common to medi
um, $2 504 00.
- Chicago Cattle Rcceints, 14.000 head: ship
ments, 4,500 head: market steady; beeves, 54 00
4 30; steers, S3 003 OOpstockers and feeders.
$2 203 40; cows, bulls and mixed, Jl 55
3 35. Hogs Receipts. 17.IXX) head; shipments,
8.0U0 head; market strong and 10c hiehenmlxed
$4 504 60; heavy. $4 551 72)f; light, $4 60
4 87J& skips, $1 504 95. Sheep Receipts, 10.
000 head; shipments, 4,000 head: market a shade
lower on heaw; natives. J3505 25; westerns,
comfed, $4 504 SOjTexans, 53 50450; lambs!
ST. Lours-Cattle-Receipts. 900 head; ship
ments, 100 head; market strong; choice
heavy native steers, S3 754 25; fair to good do,
12 80S3 SO; stockers and feeders, fair to good,
51 75300; rangerSjCorn-fed. S3 003 40: grass
fed. SI 803 00. Hogs-Receipts. 2,200 head;
shipments. 600 head; market higher; choice
heavy and butchers' selections,' S4 504 65;
packing, medinm to prime. 54 40S4 60; light
grades, ordinary to best, $4 554 75. Sheep
Receipts, 300 head: shipments. 300 head; mar
ket strong; fair to choice. S3 005 00.
BtrrrAix) Cattle Receipts, 2,200 head
through: 2.3X1 head sale; market steadv: good
steers. 53 654 10; mixed butchers', 52 503 00
Sbeep and lambs -Receipts, 1,000 head
through: 13,000 head sale; market active and a
shade higher on sheep: 54 855 25 for good:
lambs slow at 56 006 50. Hogs Receipts.
4,500 head through; 8.750 head sale: market
active at 1020e higher; mediums, 55 005 05:
Yorkers, $5 255 30.
CrsciKNATi Hogg scarce and higher:
common and light. $4 004 85; packing and
butchers. 54 6004 85. Receipts, &C0O head:
shipments, 1350 head.
Balttjiobe hwine Lignt supply and good
uemanu; quoiauons at jo uuora Gift; receipts,
Brazilian Coflee Market.
Rio Db Janeiro. February 25. Coffee
Regular first. 6,050 reis per 10 kilos; good sec
ond. 5,500 reis; receipts during the week,
S6.000 bags; purchases for the United States,
1G.000 bags; clearances for do, 37,000 bags; stock,
Sastos,-February 25. Coffee Good aver
age, 5,850 reis per 10 kilos: receipts during the
week, 72,000 bags; purchases lor the Unitd
States, 20,000 bags: clearances for do, 6,030
bags; stock, 256,000 bags..
New YoEK.February25. Petroleum opened
strong at 81ic bnt after tbe first sales the
price sagged off to 90c. It recovered this be
fore noon, and remained steady until tbe last
half hour, when some buying orders from the
"West caused a sudden spurt, on which the
market closed strong at S2l4c Consolidated
Exchange Opening, Slc; highest,92Kc; low
est. 9Cc; closing, 92Kc. Stock Exchange
Opening, 91c; highest, 92Vc; lowest, WA; clos
ing, 82c. Total sales, 940,000 barrels.
BT. LotTIS Wwil nntpt: snA nnrfoftnf-Ail
Bright medinm, 15S26)c: coarse braid, 1722c, I
Jtmci tub washed, choice, S7c; inferior, 31635c
Wheat Lower All Along the Line Good Re
ports Conccrnlne the Growing Crop
' Hoc Prodncta Stronger and
Active Corn "sud " " "
Chicago A moderate business was trans
acted in wheat, and the feeling was weaker
with prices averaging somewhat lower all
round. The opening was JJc lower than
Saturday's closing, declined Kc more, then
rallied lc, declined ljfc and closed about lc
loner than Saturday. Domestic markets were
all wtoakcr. and Minneapolis, which has been
5g7c ovir Chicago, is now selling on a par with
Chlc-p prices. Reports were also received of
raUi l!i California, and that the winter wheat
crop In the South and Southwest was looking
Corn was quiet and steady -all day, trading
beinc rather light and almost entirely local
There was nothing new of importance de
veloped, and fluctuations did not show much
change from those of Saturday.
In oats during the first part of the session a
fair business transpired, one buyer taking all
tbe May oSered. Prices advanced a fraction.
After early bnvers had been filled up dullness
prevailed. Offerings became larger and prices
receded KSKc, and the market closed qniet
A little more life was manifested in bog
products, and the market was stronger in a
general way. A fairly active trade was re
ported in mess pork, but almost exclusively in
contracts for May delivery. Early the market
was strong and prices ruled 710c higher, but
gradually settled back again 15gl"Kc, and
A moderate trade was reported in the lard
market, and tbe feeling was steadier. Prices
were advanced 2K5c early, but receded
again, and closed quiet.
Less interest was manifested in ribs and
tradfnr was steadv. Earlv sales were made at
25c advance, but prices wero not supported
to the close.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
WniAT-.No. 2 Februarv, 51 04?i; March,
51 05K; May. 51 09K1 09KQ1 07341 0SJ;
Cobk No. 2, February. SlWc; March, 34K
34c; Mav, 35K35J!!3535Kc
Oats No. 2, February. 2akc; March, 25Ji
Mess Pork, per bbL March, 511 05; Mav,
511 40U 42KU 2511 25; June, 511 40
H-426ll 35S11 35l
Lakd. per 100 Bs. March. 58 77V; May.
56 926 92U66 S7K6 S7&; June, M 97K
6 97K&6 92$& 92K.
Shokt Ribs,- per 100 Bs. March. 55 S7K
5 9685 6TVG5 tjTV: May, 58 10Q6 1036 05
6 05; J une, $6" 1586 12
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
firm and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat.
51 OiV; No. 3 spring wheat, 88S9c; No. 2 red.
51 W& No. 2 corn. SlH3iKc; No. 2 oats, 25c;
No. 2 rye. 43JJc: No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1
flaxseed, 51 54. Prime timothy seed. 51 421 43.
Mess pork, per barrel, 511 05U 10. Lard, per
100 lbs. 56 7o6 77 J J. Short ribs sides (loose).
56 85g6 95: drv salted shoulders (boxed). 55 25
5 37; short clear sides (boxed), 56 126 25.
Sugars, cut loaf, unchanged. Receipts Flonr,
13.000 barrels; wheat, 32,000 bushels: corn, 114,
000 bushels: oats. 83,000 bushels; rye, 9,000 bush
els: barley, 31,000 bushels. Shipments Flour,
7,000, barrels: wheat. 20.000 bushels; com. 157,
000 bushels: oats. 84.000 bushels; rye, 4,000
bushels; barley, 21000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady and unchanged. Eggs
steady at 1313)c
New York Flour fairly active. Wheat
Spot dull and -Sc lower; options 5ilc lower.
Barley dull, iiarlev malt auiet. Cornmeal
steady. Corn &pot steady and quiet: options
dull and KVc lower. Oats Spot more active
and stronger; options moderately active and
lower. Hay quiet and steady; shipping, 6570c;
good to choice, S095c. Hops steady and quiet
Coffee Options opened barely steady at 515
points down; closed steady at J0Q25 points
down; unsettled cables, fair business; sales, 65,
250 bags, including February, at 16.2u16.3Co;
March and April. 16.20ai6.25e; May. 16.20
16.30c; June, ia3516.45c; Jnlv, 16.45ai6.55c;
August, 16.5516.65c; September, 16.6516.E0c;
October. 16.7016 SOc: November, ia7016.75c;
December, 16.6518.80c: January, 16.75c; spot
Rio strong: fair cargoes, 17c. Sugar
Raw strong; fair refining, 413-16c; centri
fugals, 96 test, 5 9-16c; refined quiet and easy.
Molasses Foreign strong; 60 test, 21c; New
Orleans quiet. Itice quiet and steady.
Cottonseed oil firm; crude, 40042c; yellow,
4Sc Tallow lower; sales 164 hhds city at 5
5c Rosin dull and nominally firm: strained,
common to good, 51 10l 12k. Turpentine
firm and quiet at 4Sc bid. Eggs in fair demand
and firmer: Western, 15c; receipts, 5,647
packages. Fork quiet. Cntmeats dull; pickled
shoulders, 5JJSXcj do hams, 9JJ10c; do
bellies. 12 lbs. 6Ji7c; 10 lbs, 8c. Middles steady.
L-ird steadier and quiet; sales western steam,
57 23; citv. 56 80: February, 57 22; March. 57 22:
April, 57 22; Mav, 57 23; June, 57 25; July,
57 27; August, 57 29: September. 57 31 But
ter in moderate demand; choice steady: west
ern dairy. 1330c: do creamery, 1629c;
Elgins. SOgSlc Cheese quiet and easy; west
St. Loots Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat loner. The market opened lower and
declined owing to weak markets elsewhere and
snow, then leld quiet audfiniL but late went
off again ana at the close Hay was o and July
lc below Saturday: No. 2.red cash, 96?c nom
inal; May. BSeSSifesOJJc." closing at 9
9Sc bid; June. 95J$9Ge, cioMnjt at 95c bid:
July, S3Soc, closing at 85?c bid; August,
8c Cornquiet and unsettled: No. 2 mixed,
cash, 2727c; March. ZZc, closing at
27c bid; Mav. 3030J36Xc closing at 30c
bid: June. 3114c: July. 3J?c Oats firmer: No.
2 cash, 2:; May closed at 27c bid. Rye,
No. 2,at 45c. Barley qniet; Iowa, 49c; Minne
sota, 60c Flaxseed quotable at 51 50. Pro
visions firmer, generally with demand fair.
Cincinnati Flour heavy; family, $5 15
4 30: fancy. 54 704 90. Wheat dull and nomi
nal: No.2red, 97c; receipts, 3,500 bushels; ship
ments. 1000 bushels. Corn easy; No. 2 mixed.
3233c. Oats lower; No. 2 mixed, 26Jc
Rxe dull: No. 2,53c Pork neglected, nominal
at 511 5011 62K Lard active and stronger at
$6 70. Bulkmeats firm: short ribs. $6 00. Bacon
quiet: short clear, S7 37K7 50. Butter steadv:
fancy Elgin creamery, 3ic; choice dairy roll, 16
Q17c Linseed oil steady at 551357c Sugar
firm and quiet; hard refined, TJgTJfc: New Or
leans, 652,tC Eggs stronger. Cheese firm.
Philadelphia Flonr Prices firmly held,
but demand light Wheat dull and opened '4c
lower. Com weak. Oats dull, bnt steady, Pro
visions dall Pork New mess, 515; do prime
mess, new, 31450: do family, 51150. Hams,
smoked, Sllll 50. Lard, pure refined. 58. But
ter inactive and weak; Pennsylvania creamery,
extra, 28g30c; Pennsylvania prints, extra. 30
31c Eggs higher; Pennsylvania firsts, 15c
Cheese dull: part skims, 6g8c
MH.WAUKKE Flour unchanged. Wheat
easy: cash, 94Uc: May, 96Jc; July, 91c Corn
dull; No. 3, 29jj30c Oats quiet; No. 2, 28
2!Xc- Rye steady; No. 1 45c Barley firmer;
No. 2, 59c Provisions easier. Pork, 511 40.
Lard, $6 77K. Cheese firm; Cheddars, 10Xllc
Baltthoke Provisions quiet and easy.
Butter steady: western packed, 1620c: best
roll, 1518c; creamerv. 2830c Eggs strong
and higher: fair, lolSc
Toledo Cloverseed active and lower: cash
and March, H 65: April, 54 80.
of the Implements 3Iost Needed
The employment of agricultural machinery
is extending rapidly in Uruguay, says the North
British Mail, the sources from which supplies
are drawn being "for tbe most part Great
Britain and the United States. Kecently also,
as was to be expected, Germany has been doing
her best to create a demand there for articles
of German origin. The machinery In most re
quest at present consists of threshing machines
with engines of from eight to ten horse-power,
and of which there are, it is believed, at pres
ent about 4C0in use, not to mention less power
ful machines. Reaping and mowing machines,
sheaf-binding machines, and American plows
are in favor in Uruguay, and there is a great
demand for portable engines of from six to ten
horse-power to work them. France some time
ago forwarded some threshing machines to the
country, bnt her efforts met with bnt little suc
Annlfonn duty of finer cent Is charged on
all machines imported into the place. Tbe de
mand might be greatly developed by sending
out competent mechanics, not merely to set up
and repair machinery, but also to explain its
uses and manner of working to the inhabitants.
In Colombia a ready market might be found
for plows 'and other Implements for rice-growing
purooses offered at reasonable nrW tk
methods of preparation of thp soil at present in
vogue there are of the most primitive kind.
There is also a need of better machinery to
clean and prepare coffee.
A Western Authority Estimates a Shortage
of Over Half a Million.
The Cincinnati Price Cut rent states that
present indications point to a shortage iothe
winter packing amounting to less than 600.000
hogs In number, compared with last year, but
probably not less than 550,000 decrease. The
gain In average weight has been large, and the
percentage yield has been 2 or 8 per cent more
than usual, so that the indications are that the
actual manufacture of product will not fall
greatly below last rear, althomrh it is nia
that the winter season will close with smaller
stocks than a year ago.
The average price of hog product is now
20 per cent lower than a year age The indica
tions as to wants of loreign markets for our
surplus are better than last year, and this is
being reflected in the comparatively active
operations at this time of packers who cure
largely for British martets.
SOME STEEP TBICES.
Eeal Estate Valuations Sky High in
New York and Chicago.
PITTSBDEG IEFT AWAY BEHIND.
A Local Financier Invents the Greatest
Bank Tault in the World.
STOCKS QUIET AND PETROLEUM ACTITE
A Liberty street merchant who returned
yesterday morning from Chicago, where he
had been on business, stated that there was
a genuine boom'in real estate in that city,
as evidence of which he mentioned the sale
of a lot on the corner of Dearborn and Mad
ison streets, near the Court House, at $7,500
a front foot. Figured down, this is abont
$180 per square foot. The -purchaser was
immediately offered a big premium for his
bargain, which was refused. This lays
Pittsburg prices completely in the shade;
and yet some inconsiderate Eastern people
affect to believe that values here are Inflated.
The largest and most remarkable safe de
posit vault in the world was completed at De
troit on Wednesday and shipped to Pittsburg
on Thursday. Ijtwlll arrive here during the
present week, and will be set up in tbe build
ing of tbe Fidelity Title and Trust Company,
for which it was manufactured. It is composed
of large blocks of metal closely joined together,
is 31 feet long tiy 17 feet wide, and weighs 500
tons. It Is the invention of Mr. John T. Hough,
formerly of Pittsburg, and John A. Harper,
President of the Bank of Pittsburg. The prin
ciple upon which it is constructed is not only
new but novel and is believed to embody all
tbe elements required to render it absolutely
fire and burglar proof. Mr. Houeh
will arrive in the city to-day to
superintend the work of unloading and setting
up this monster vault, which requires & cars to
transport it from Detroit It is the fourth one
of the kind that has been turned out, but the
others are smaller. One is in Chicago, one in
Kansas City and one in Allegheny. A company
has been organized for tbe manufacture of
these vaults, with a capital of 5125,000. The
stockholders are John W. Chalfant, William
Metcaif, Reuben Miller, H. S. A. Stewart, Wil
son McCandless, P. C. Knox. George L Whit
ney, William Roseburg, J. T. Hough, John A.
Harper and O. L.Magee. William Metcaif Is
the President. The works are located here and
The downtown properties of the late Joshua
Jones, of New York, were sold on Wednesday.
Viewed from the gallery of the Real Estate Ex
change the gathering was but a sea of hats and
of struggling arms and hands striving to attract
the attention of the auctioneer. Every institu
tion lending money upon real estate was repre
sented. Every real estate operator of promin
ence was there, with many more whose names,
while not so familiar, represented 'millions of
capital. It was impossible to estimate ac
curately the amount that this restless mass
represented, but it is safe to say that the
owners of over 5700,000,000 witnessed the most
important sale of real estate that has taken
place on the Island of Manhattan since the
whole of it was purchashed by Peter Minuitf or
522. The prices in every case were in
excess of the executors' valuations, the most
notable instance being No. 203 Broad
way. Many brokers bad commission -to buy
this very choice piece, and the competition was
llvely.but when the sum of 5211,000 was reached,
and tbe property was finally knocked down at
this figure, a 1mm went through the vast
crowd. This price was at tbe rate of 584 50 per
square foot The following'shows the figures
at which some of the property bought of late
years was purchased, and the present felling
price: Bought May, 1882. for $49,900; sold for
863,650. Bought April, 1SS3, for 36,000; sold for
S4S.OO0. Bought July, 1885, for 5117.500; sold for
5130.000. Bought April 1835, for 580,200; sold
for 3103,000. Bought February, 1882, for 5170,
000; sold for .5227,000. 'Bought "May, 1881, for
8160,000: sold for 8225,000.
"so far as big properties are concerned, the
real estate market is rather quiet at present,"
remarked a Fourth street dealer yesterday.
"They involve large sums of money and have
to be managed cautiously. We 'have several
deals of this kind on hand, but it may take
months to close them up. So far as prices are
concerned, I think they have about touched
the high-water mark until the city outgrows its
present limits. Of course I don't refer to small
unimproved building lots, the values of which
are constantly fluctuating. On the other hand,
I see no reason for thinking that values will
decrease, for the reason, principally, that de
sirable sites, large and small, are getting scarce.
This scarcity, of course, will send intending
purchasers farther and farther from the city,
until in a few years all the land between Se
wicklcy and Braddock will be taken up. These
places will eventually become-the Dan and the
Beersheba of Pittsburg. There is plenty of
good ground to build on at each of the local
ities mentioned, and prices are reasonable.
They will be much higher In a year or two."
When the thermometer hovered around zero
for a day or two last week, citizens deserted
the streets except In cases of emergency, and
toasted their toes by the fire. "It's, awful
cold," was the general comment But the cold
snap in question was nothing to, what Mr.
LasUell, of Lashcll Sc Rankin, experienced in
the Northwest on Saturday. He was in She
boygan on that day, when the mercury regis
tered 23 helow, with two feet of snow on the
ground. Among other places visited by Mr.
Lash ell during his trip was Burt Lake, Mich.,
where he purchased a fine summer resort
STOCES FIRM TO WEAK.
WestlngboBse Electric the Only Thing Show.
Incnn Advancing Tendency.
Business at the Stock Exchange yesterday
was of very moderate dimensions, the total
sales amounting to only 335 shares, of which 150
were La Koria. Westinghouse Electric was a
trifle stronger, the rest of the list may be de
scribed as steady to weak. Bids and offers
STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Pitts. PetS. 4M. Ex.. 533
Second national Bank.. ITS .... 17;
Allegheny Gai Co., Ill
rittlbnrjt Gas Co., lit
AUexheny Heat'g- Co..
Fenn'a. Gas Co
'Wheeling Uas Co
Citizens' Traction t
Plttsburtr Traction.. .
La Xorla M. Co
Union Switch & Slinil.
Westlng'se AlrB. Co..
At the first call 70 shares Westinghouse Elec
tric sold at41: 100 La Noria at l?f,65 Phila
delphia Gas at ZP, and 60 Westinghouse Air
brake at 120.
In tbe afternoon 60 shires of La Noria went
Henry M. Long sold 40 shares Westinghouse
Airbrake at 120K.and25 shares Central Trac
tion at 25
The total sales or stocks at New York yester
day were 166.650 shares, including: Atchison.
6,430; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
9,455: Lake Shore, 3,423; Northwestern. 11683:
Missouri Pacific, 4.010: Northern Pacific pre
ferred, 3,074; Oregon Transcontinental, 5,133:
Heading, 18,300; St. Paul, 39,655; Union Pacific.
Local Financiers Think There Will Soon be
a Demand for Money.
. The money market ruled easy yesterday, the
only feature being a considerable increase In
the supply of loanable funds. There was no
change in rates, which were about steady at
tbe usual quotations. "11 only one-half of the
new business promised the coming 'spring ma
terializes, we wfil find abundant employment
for our idle capital' was tbe encouraging re
mark of a veteran financier The exchanges
were $2,445,954 09 and the balances $469,810 95.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at K to 2 per cent; closed offered at 2.
Prime mercantile paper, 48. Bterllng ex
change duirbut firm at $486 for 60-day Mils
and $4 SSJi for demand.
Closing, quotations In New York furnished
The Dispatch, by Kobinson, Bros.. Wood!
street.,Local dealers charge a commission of'
an eSenth'on small lots:
U.S. 4s, S.....4 1CTOW6,S
THE 'PITTSBUEG msWQSESIrn J12W
U. S. 4!s. coups 109 A109X
U.S. 4. re.... 13Hl!2 '
U. S. 41,1907, coups , rS!(9
Currency, Spercent 1895 reg ISO,,
Currency, Spercent I89Sreir. tePi
Currency, Spercent 1897 rer 125')
Currency, 6 per cent, 1693 reg IS)1
Currency, 8 per cent 1899 reg 131,i
Forty thousand dollars reg. 4s Void at 129.
During the past week the Secretary of the
Treasury bonght 51720,400 of 4Ks, mostly at
10!, and 54,000 Coupon 4s at 125
New Tobk Clearings, 567,253,105; balances,
Boston Clearings 515.400,008; balances. $!
041,285. Money J per cent
BAT.TnioitE-learlncs, 52,347,033; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, 517,395,564; bal
Chicago Money on call 65K per cent;
time loans, 67 per cent Bank clearings, $11,
750,000. St. Louis Clearings, 53,972,145; balances,
ACTIYE BI SPELLS,
Petroleum Makes Another Effort to Beach
the Dollar Line.'
Trading at tbe Petroleum Exchange yester
day was rather quiet at the opening and for
some time after, but decidedly active in the
last hour. There was considerable general
trading both East ana West but no large
blocks changed bands. The market opened at
91K. the same as Saturday's closing, where it
held for about an-hour. It then declined to
90 with one sale. This was succeeded by a
rally to OIK t lie opening quotation where it
bung until the last hour, when it made a spurt
and reached 92, with the best trading of the
day. There was a stump just before the fin
ish, which pulled tbe price down to 91 which
were the final figures, with indications of a
new deal to-dav, which will test the mettle of
the opposing elements.
A. B. McQrewquotes: Puts, 9191Jc; calls,
Hie following tsoie, corrected DyDeTVItt Dll
worth, broker la petroleum, etc. comer Fifth
avenue and Wood street Flltsbnrg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.
lime. Bid. Ask. , Time. Bid. I Ak.
Opened nH S' 12:45 r. jc.... M 91
10H6A. m.... 91,'i eiM 1:00 r. u... 90 91
10:30a. v.... 91 9l 1:15 P. M.... KH 91
10:15a. II.... 91 91U 1:30 P. X.... 90h 91
11:OOA.-M.... SI 91K l:p. M.... 81 91
11:15 A. X.... 91 91 t:OOF. X.... 9i 91i
11:90 a. X.... 91 Sin t:15P. X.... 91 91K
11:45a. X.... 91 9VA 1:30 P. X.... 91 S1)J
12:00 X 91 mi 2:45 r. X.... 91!4 91H
11:15 p. x.. 91 IH Cloied KH
12:30 r. X.... 91 H.'il
Opened. 91H aigheat, Kc; lowest SCKoi
Dtlly runs 9H.H1
Average runs 40,371
Hew York closed at S2)4c
Oil City cloiea al KHc
Uradrora closed at S2Vc
liew yorg. refined. I.lOSi
London, reflned. 6t.
Antwerp, reflned. 17t
Other OH Markets.
Titusttxm-. February 25. Opened, SVic;
highest 9ZHc: lowest, 90c; closed, 92c
Bradfokd. Februarv 25. Opened. 91Kc;
highest 92c: lowest 90c: dosed. 92J4c
On. Crrr. February 25. Opened, BUic; high
est OZ&c; lowest 90Jic, closed. my,c
H0ME8 FOR MANY.
The Building; Industry Beginning; to Show
Increased Tim and Activity.
Thirty permits "for new buildings were
granted last week, the estimated cost of which
is $27,170. Tbe list Is appended:
Joseph Keeling, brick two-story stable, 18x100
feet on rear" of Josephine street, between
Twentieth and Twenty-first streets.
Robert S. "Waters, frame two-story feedstore,
20x60 feet, on Penn avenue, between Euclid
Joseph Bowers, frame two-story dwelling, 18x
18 feet, on Orion street, near Shady lane.
H. & (. C. Burgwin. frame one-storv shOD.
40x20 feet on Twenty-first street, Twenty-sixth
B. Slathels, frame two-story stable, 20x20 feet,
on Ann street, between Seneca and Morgan.
T. J, Salsgiver. frame two-story dwelling, 16x
23 feet, on Tennis street near Lincoln avenue.
Park Bros & Co., Llm., iron-clad one-story
machine shop, 40x120 feet on Bmallman.be
tween Thirty first and Thirty-second streets.
Mlchnel Donahoe, two frame two-story dwell
ings, 27x28 feet, on Rural avenue, between St
Clair and Hiland avenues.
Catharine Oindell, frame two-story dwell
ing, 20x30 feet on Dallas street corner of Mc
pherson Btreet '"' v
Tliomas H. Jones, frame one-storv stable, lOx
12 feet, on Worden street, near Main street
H. & G. C. Burgwin, frame one-story shop, 40
x20 feet on Twenty-first street, Twenty-sixth
Frederick Stolz, frame two-story dwelling, 17
x34feet on Pearl street, between Liberty and
Charles Merachek," 'frame one-story store
room, 18x30 feet, on Tioga street, near Albion
August Stuckensberg, frame two-story dwell
ing. 18x32 feet on Excelsior street between
Maple and Allen avenues.
D. S. Davis, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling, 21x32 feet, on Frazier, between Bo
quet and Ward streets.
Lebrecht Biedermann. frame one-story
uncumu, maio icci, uu new xorK arenue, De
tween Camden and Syracuse streets.
Frank Helwich, frame two-story dwelling,
18x32 feet on Francis street, between Webster
and Wt lie avenues.
Frank Felberg, frame one-story dwelling,
18x30 feet on Francis street between Webster
auu tryiie avenues.
Presbyterian Mlssion.f rame one-story chnrcb,
36x50 feet, on Morningside road. Eighteenth
M. R. Greaves, frame two-story dwelling, 20x
32 feet, on Penn avenue, corner of WinebidjUe
C. A. Shaner. frame one-story slaughterilSxSO
feet, on Wabash street near Alexander street.
J. L. Davis, frame two-story and mansard
dwelling, 21x82 feet on Frazier street, between
Boquet and Ward streets.
M. A. Clarkson, brick two-story dwelling,
16x32 feet on Gilmore street near Ward.
Henry Horstnlan, frame two-story dwelling,
21x32 feet on Walter avenue, near Freeland
Krueger fe Hughes, frame one-story carpen
ter shop, 18x32 feet, on Cobden street near
James T. Early, brick two-story and mansard
dweIling2Ux33 feet 'on Sarah street between
Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets.
Phillip Ernst frame two-story dwelllng,17x32
feet on Liberty street, between Thirty-ninth
and Fortieth streets.
L. Jlngst, frame one-St6ry wagon shed, 20x30
feet on Penn avenue, opposite St Mary's Cem
etery. Mattheis HIrschkorn, frame second-story
dwelling, 16x24 feet on Eighteenth street
W. F. Schade,f rame twe-storv dwelling. 27x32
feet on Howley street, between Fortieth and
wain streets. ,
LUCEE RUNNING TO WASTE.
Money for Capitalists la Small Tenement
Houses A Case of Blindness.
There was a gpod Inquiry at the real estate
offices yesterday for the usual descriptions of
property, unimproved lots and small houses,
and several deals were broughtto a conclusion.
One agent remarked: '-There has been no
general advance in rents, bnt if the demand
keeps up until moving time there probably-will
be. especially for four or five-roomed tene
ments. If I had 200 such houses I could secure
tenants for all of them In a week. There Is
more money in such houses for capitalists than
in a gold mine. 1 am surprised they can't
W.J.C. FToyd, 8313 Penn avenue, sold for
John Fennessy a lot on Webster street Thir
teenth ward, for $500; also, .for the Denny es
tate, a lot on Thirty-third street to William
Brownlee forS450, and one to John Dale for
ww: aiso one on iiicicson street to W. F, Brand
for $425; also two properties in the Thirteenth
ward for 17,000 each. These sales were private.
Black fc Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold for
A. V. D. Watterson, Esq., to W. V. Dermitt
lot No. 27 in Mr. Watterson's plan at Ed"-e-wood
station, Pennsylvania railroad, size 61x225
feet for $1325; They aiso placed a mortgage of
$3,600 for five years at 6 per cent on a property
in the East End. . v v 1
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a brick honse of
six rooms, with lot 20x90, on Colwell near Vine
street for 82.800.
James W. Drape & Co. sold four small frame
houses on Forty-ninth street, near Hatfield
street-of tbe estate of James Douglas, de
ceased, for $3,200. cash: als.o one-third interest
in the planing mill property on Beiter street
East End, subject to certain claims and liens,
for $1850, cash.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to 8. Craig for $3,250, a lot 50x142 feet on
the west side of Craig street being lot No. 4 in
the Fulton Place plan of lots. Fourteenth
Yokk, February 25. Mining stocks
closed: Amador. ISO?
Aiuauur, iou; iaie
Caledonia, B. H., 275;
Colorado Central, 175; Consolidated California
and Virginia. 837;.. Commonwealth, 600;Dead
wood, 150: Hale fc Norcross, 405; Homestake,
lJOfr. Iron BilTer,S25; Mexican, 840; MutnaW145;
In the Stock Market Aflard tbe Bean an
Opportunity to Do Some Hammering.
Early Weakness Followed by
Improvement at the
Nrw Yobjc February 25. The stock market
to-day was dull and stagnant except for a few
of the leading shares, though there was a gen
eral heavy tone for most of the day. The in
terest in the dealings was centered almost en
tirely in the Granger and Southwestern stocks.
London was a liberal seller of St Paul in the
early trading, and tbe advices pointed to the
publication at that center of the passing
or the dividend jof preferred stock, which
induced freer realizations bv tho for
eigners, and a marked impression was made on
both common and preferred stock, but as the
dividend is not due until April and tbe action
by the directors cannot be taken until next
mouth, there was a disposition to buy stock on
the decline, especially by the Western con
tingent and after the first drop the price of
the stock was very well held.
uispatcnes irom unicago siaune mat uie
Missouri Pacific and the union Pacific had not
signed the agreement on Saturday were circu-
lated, and bid considerable effect upon the
first-named stock, which was afterward extend
ed to the other Sonthwesterns,but these stc-ies
were afterward.disprored, and a better feeling
prevailed toward the latter part of the after
noon, which neutralized to- some degree the
sharp losses of the early dealings. The bears,
however, did notabandon the search for weak
spots, and a heaTy drive was made' against the
Coalers in tbe afternoon.of which Beading bore
the brunt and was forced off a fraction, while
the losses in the rest were insignificant
In the early dealings St Paul and Cotton Oil
were prominent for weakness, and the latter
dropped a point hut tbe movements in the
rest of the list were confined to the smallest
fractions without perceptible tendency in
either direction, and after the first half hour's
business the market sank into pronounced
dullness with an improving tendency toward
noon. The drive at the Coal stocks was made
after 12 it. o'clock, and the influence of the
movement extended to tbe general list which
sagged off slowly, whlle'Manbattan and Oregon
Imnrovement made decided declines. Toward
delivery hour there was some improvement
however, and 'after that time a steady tone
marked the limited transactions, the market
finally closing dull and steady at abont open
ing prices for the great majority of stocks
dealt in. .Cleveland. Columbus, Cincinnati and
Indianapolis shows the handsome advance of
2 per cent bnt the Test of the list almost
without exception, are lower. St Paul lost
1 Pullman and Reading each 1 per cent, and
others fractional amounts.
The railroad bond market was unusually dull
to-dav, the total sales of all issues aggregating
only $1,007,000. which was quite evenly distrib
uted among the issues dealt in. The same lack
of feature which distinguished the trading in
shares was shown in the bond market and
while some heaviness was apparent in the fore
noon a better tone prevailed toward the close.
The final changes are Irregular, and the im
portant ones are few in number. Amorlg those
which are hlrher, Henderson bridge firsts rose
zx. to lit ana uanttooa consols z, to uu
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
oiock rcnange, 0 ronnn yenue:
Open- High- tow
ing, est est
Am. Cotton Oil S8
Atch., Top. ft 8. F.... 51
Canadian Pacific 52S
Canada Southern sK
Central of New Jersey. 9S)j
Central raclfic MX
Chesapeake A Ohio.... 1154
C, Bur. ft Qnlncy....102
C, Mil. ft St. raul.... VOi
C, Mll.ftSt. P.. pr.... 97
C, Kockl. 41' 96!
C, St. L. ft Pitts...:... IS
C, St L. ft Pitts. pf..40
C, St. P., St ft O
C, St. FAl.&0., pf. 91
C..& Northwestern. ...1C6X
Cft northwestern, pf.140
C. C. C. ft 1 7J
Col. Coal ft Iron 34V
Col. ft Hocking Val .. 2S
Del., L. iff HIM
Del. ft Hudson 135
Denver ft KloU
E.T., Va. AGs 9
E.T.,Va. ftGa.. lstpr .. .
Illinois Central 109K
Lske Erie ft Western.. 18
lake Erie ft West pf,. i'i
lake Shore &M. B 104H
Michigan Central 89&
Mo., K. A Texas 11
Missouri Pacific 703
N.Y.. L.E.&W 29tf
' 2iH !,
MM v WS
ii. r., u. st ii
N. lc.. CL ft St. L. nr.
N.Y., C. ftStb.Idpf ....
N. YAN. E 47W
N. Y.. O. ft W 17"J
or folk ft Western
Norfolk ft Western, pf a
northern Pacific Self
.Northern Pacific pref. 62
Ohio A Mississippi
Oregon Improvement. S3
Oregon Transcon 33
Pacific Mall 37 4
Pee. Dec. ft Kvan 25
Phllsdel. ft Heading.. 4714
Pullman Palace Car.. ,199
Richmond ft W. P. T.. tB
Klchmond ft W.P.T.pf 79
St. Paul ADnlnth 17M
St. Paul ft Dnlnth pf.
St P., Minn, ft Man... HUtf
StL. ft San Fran ....
St. b. ft San Fran pf.. 63W
St. L. ft San F.lst pf..HCj
Wabash preferred 26H
Western Union tM
Wheeling ft L. 63X
Extreme Dullness Weakens Prices A Few
of the Itedeeinlnir Features.
Boston, February 25. The stock market
was, with a few exceptions, weak and lower
this morning. There was no apparent excuse
for the weakness except the general dullness.
The stronger features were Fitchburg, Bell
.Leiepnone anu uregon oaortxane.
Atch. ft Top., 1st 7s. 119M
Rutland creferred.. 37
Wis. Central, com... 155
AUh.4Top.it It. . a2H
Boston ft Maine 164tt
C Jtfttt. lOih
Clnn. San. ft Cleve. 2S
Eastern R. it ..' SO
Eastern it It 6s 129M
Flint ft Pere M 29
Flint ft PereM. pro. 97M
Mexican Cen. com.. 14
M..C., IstMortbds. 70H
. If. ft Sew Ene... 47
N. Y.AMewEns; 75.127
Old Colony. 169X
uaiumet ft uecis....2b
san Ulego 2IM
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
aiemuers icw jora &tocs:.gx-
Buflalo, Pittsburg and Western.
Lehigh Valley.. .t
.. 23 9-18
Northern Pacific preferred tVi
Contract for Pis Iron In S ranee.
We hear, says tbe Glasgow Mail, that the
Longwy Company has entered into a contract
to deliver 159,000 tons of pig iron within three
years from the present 'time to two rolling
mills near Manbenge, in the North of France.
The base price is fixed at 46KI per ton of 1,000
kilos, with a sliding scale depending on tbe
Quotations for coke at any given time. Al
though the sliding scale acts as a safety valve,
this transaction shows that the buyers have
considerable confidence n tbe future of the
French iron trade when they purchase so far
ahead with every probability ot coke becoming
dearer in the meantime
Outlets for Machinery Abroad.
There is a good opening for flour milling ma
chinery in South Brazil, where, owing to the
scarcity of such a thing, the development of
wheat production is retarded. .In some parts
of China, and notably at Pekin, there is a de
mand for windniills to raise water to irrigate
the soil. A want exists in Colombia of ade
anate bnt ohean machinery to extract the
1-juico from tbe sugarcane. At present there
is no sucn tning mere.
Grain In Sight.
New Yobk Followine is a statement of the
visible supply of grain, afloat and in store, on
Saturday, February 23, as compiled at the New
York Produce Exchange: Wheat, 32,740,409
bushels; decrease, 695,057 bushels. Corn. 15,
462,701 busbeli: Increase, b74.20e bushels. Oats,
8,067,131 bushels; decrease, 87,972 bushels. Rye,
1,678.443 bushels: decrease, 84,290 bushels. Bar
ley, 2,085,159 bushels; decrease, 1(7,000 bushels.
ST, LOUIS Lead, in demand, improved; cor
roding, $3 4o3 60; chemically hard, $3 62).
New Y6bk Copper dull and heavy; lake,
March, $16 60. Lead quiet and firm; domestic,
S3 75. Tin Spot firmer; futures easier; straitx,
' Drygoods market.
New Yoek, February 25. Business In dry
goods opened with a good promise for the
week. The Jobbing trade was more active in
general lines. The commission business was
also of an improved character. The market
was very steady in tone. Business in closing
woolens is declining as buyers complete their
Jx proves its wondrous worth Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup, fries 25 cents a bottle;
Produce Commission Men find Mon
day Both Bine and Cold.
SOUTHERN EGGS COMING FREELY.
An Improved Demand for Ear Corn, Oats
f ACKA6E COFFEE ' AGAIN ASCENDS
Office of the FirrsBtmo Dispatch, j
Monday, February 25, 1889.
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
It Is too early in the week to furnish pointers
on produce trade. Commission men report few
orders, and mercury too close to zero for ship
ments. The drop of the mercury has given a
firmer tone to eggs. In the past week Southern
J eggs have been coming m in carloads, bpt do
not bring as good p'rioes as the nearby stock.
Boutbernhenlrnltatthis season corresponds
to the Northern, which is produced in summer,
and is not as fresh and rich as our homo
product in springtime. The demand for choice
apples Improves as the season advances. Pota
toes, cabbage and onions are as slow and low as
Btjtteb Creamery Elgin, 8331c; Ohio do,
2S23c: fresh dairy packed, 2023c; country
rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
i Beans Choice medium, 2 0OQ2 10: choice
peas. $2 052 15.
Beeswax 2325c V H for choice; low grade,
Cidee Sand refined, 6 507 50: common,
$3 5034 00; crab cider, f8 0O850 ft barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c gallon.
CHEESE Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c:
New York, fall make. 12K13c; Llm burger,
UK12c: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Kc
Dried Peas SI 451 60 V bushel; split do,
Eggs 15o-9 dozen for strictly fresb. i
Fbuits Apples. Jl OOffiSI 60$ barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c f! fi: cranberries, 3 00
f? barrel: 82 40052 50 per bushel.
FzathebS Extra live geese, E060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lot?, 3035c W ft.
HosONT 13 652 75 'f barrel.
Honey New Crop, l617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c 9 bushel; $2 50
'2 75 for Southern sweets; 3 253 50 f or Jer-
PontTEY Live chickens, 6575c 9 pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c t pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed 9 pound; ducks, live. S085c Jt
pair; dressed, 13Hc 9 pound; geese, 10llo
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 lbs to bushel, SO V
bushel; clover, large English, 62 lbs, $6 2o;
clover, Alslke, 8850; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 Bs, $1 So; blue grass, extra clean,
14 lbs, $1 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 Its. Jl 20;
orchard grass. Hfis, S2 00; red top, 14 Us, SI 00;
millet, 50 lbs, $L 2V, German millet 50 as, $2 00;
Hungarian grass, 43 lbs, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per &.
Tai,i.ow Country, 4V5c; city rendered.
tropical. Fbuits Lemons, fancy, S3 CO
4 00 9 box; common lemons, 82 75 9
box; Messina oranges, S2 503 60 Jl box;
Florida oranges, S3 003 50 ft box; Jamaica
oranges, fancy, $5 O05 50 $ case; Malaga
grapes, S5 5037 00 9 keg; bananas, S2 50
firsts: 81 502 00, good seconds, 9 bunch;
cocaanutsv$4 004 50 1 hundred; new flg3,T2
14c 9 poqnd; dates, 5j6Kc 9 ponnd.
Vegetables Celery. 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, $3004 00 Jl 100: onions, 50o 9 bushel;
Spanish onions, 7o90c $ crate; turnips, 30
40c per busheL
The advance in green coffee and firm feeling
of tbe past week has at last culminated in a c
advance in packages. Jobbers here say that
the price of roasted coffee should go up an
other Kc in order to correspond with the cost
of tbe green article- Advices from New York
show that coffee is firmly held at the advance,
and another rise is among the strong probabili
ties in the'near future.
Omen Coffee Fancy Rio, 20K621K:;
choice Bio, 1920c; prime Bio, 19c; fair Bio.
1818Kc: old Government Java, 20Kc; Mara
caibo, 21J,22Jc; Mocha, 3031c; Santos. 18
22c; Caracas coffee, 2021C; peaberry, Bio,
2021c; Laguayra, 20)2ijc
Roasted (In papers) Standard brands, 23c;
high grades, 254327c; old Government Java,
bulk. 31K32; Maracaibo. 26g27c: Santos,
2223c; peaberry, 26c; peaberry Santos, 21
23c; choice Bio, 24oi prime Bio, 22c; good
Rio. 21Kc; ordinary, 20Kc
Spices (wnolej-Cloves, 21025c; allspice, 9c:
cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 70S0c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test7ic:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, 9c; water white.
lOiic; globe,'12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, llc;
SYRTJPS-Com syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 8338c; prime sugar syrup, S033c;
xy. u. oiuiiAass r aucy, ouc; cno:ce, se; me
aium, -to; mixea, wgtzc
Soda Bi-carb In kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb In s,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs,lc; do granulated, 2c.
UANDLES-Star. full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set, oc; paraiune, lWQtizc
Bice Head. Carolina. i&V.c:
: ueaa, caronna, I
7c: prime. 56Vc; Louisiana, 66c
okabuu rearj, z?ic; cornstarcn,
gloss starch. IMBHc
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers.
82 50: Muscatels. 82 25: California Muscatels
82 35; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7Vi07Kc; sultana. 7c: currants, new, 45c;
Turkey prunes, new, 4K4c: French prunes,
8Kloc; Salonica prunes, in 2-& packages, 8Kc,
cocoanuts, per 100,86 CO; almonds, Lan., per a;
29c; do lvlca, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts,piap.,
12M15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna rigs, 12
16c: new dates. 5K6c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, 11015c: citron, per ft. 2122c: lemon
peel, per lb. 13gl4c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fbuits Apples, sliced, per ft. 8 c;
apples, evaporated, 6c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lKc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 12K13c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7Sc: huckle
Suoaes Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c: grann
lated,7c:confectioners' A, 6c; standard 4,6:;
soft whites, 6ft:; yellow, choice, 66J4c;
yellow, good, 6K6c; yellow, fair, 6c; yel
low, dark, 5c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), 8475; me
diums, half bills (600). 82 85.
8ALT-N0, 1 9 bbl, 85c'; No. 1 ex, bbl, 81 05;
dairy, bbl. 8120; coarse crystal, 9 bbl, 81 20;
Hlegin's Eureka, i bu sack, S2 80; Biggin's Eu
reka, 16-14 & pockets, 83 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, 8U50
1 60; 2ds, 81 S0S1 35: extra peaches, 81 351 to;
gie peaches. 90c; finest corn, 81 301 50; Hfd.
o. corn, 7090c: red cherries. 90cl CO; lima
beans, U 10: -soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, 81 101 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, fl 401 0; Bahama do,
82 7o: damson plums, 95c; green gages, 81 25;
eggplnms.82 00; California pears, 82 0;dogreen
gages. 82 CO: do egg plums, 82 00; extra white
cherries, 82 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c: raspber
ries, $1 151 40; strawberries. 81 10; goose
berries, 81 201 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmgn,
1-ft, fl 752 10; blackberries, SOc; succotash,
2-6 cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2&s, 81 251 50;
com beef, 2-& cans, 81 75: 14-ft cans, 13 50;
baked beans. 81 401 45; lobster, I lb, 81 758
I 80: mackerel. Mb cans, broiled. 81 50: sardines.
domestic Mi. U 254 50; sardines, domestic
258 aO; sardines, imported, t, 811 0
lardines. imnorted. Ms. 818 00: sardines.
mustard, 84 CO; sardines, spiced. 84 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel,
838 9 bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, $40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, sbore, 832; extra No.
1 do, messed, 836; No. 2 shore mackerel, 824.
Codfish Whole pollock, 4c 9 ft; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c: boneless bake.
In strips, 6c: do George's coa In blocks, 6
7c Herring Round shore, 85 60 9 bbl; split
17: lake 3 25100-6 half bbl. White fish, 87 fl
100-ft half bDt Lake trout 85 60 9 half bbl.
Finnan hadrlers. 10f 9 lb. Te.Aland halfhnfL 13a
uuckwheat i xouK-2a2c per pound.
Oatmeal $6 306 60 ? bbL
Miners OilNo. 1 winter strained, 5860c
9 gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change 35 cars. By Pittsburg, Fprt Wayne' and
Chicago. 1 car of corn, 3 of oats, 3 of hay, 1 of
wheat, 7 of flour, 1 of barley, 1 of middlings.
By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis, 8 of
hay, 5 of com, 1 of middlings, 2 of flour, 1 of
wheat, 2 of bran. Baltimore and Ohio, 4 cars
of hay. Sales on call, 1 car w. oats, sample.
31c, track; 1 car s. corn, sample, elevator; 1
car 2 y. e. com, 41c, S days; 1 car extra 3 w. oats.
Sue, 3 days. Demand for ear corn has Improved
within a few dayst and prices have advanced.
Oats are dull and lower, as will be seen by
? notations below1. Good milting wheat and
ancy patent Hour are firm, with little likeli
hood of either touching lower figures' this
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 1108
Corn No. 2 yellow. ear,40K41c; high mixed
ear, S9XG40c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 3839c;
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 37X3Sc;.high mixed,
shelled. 3637c; mixed, shelled. 3536c:
Oats No.2white,3ie31Kc; extra No. 3, 30
0SOKc; No. 3 white, 29Ji30c; No. 2 mixed, 2S0
Rye-No. 1 Western. 60061c: No. 2. 65053c.
Barlet-.No. 1 Canada, 095c;No.2 Canada,
83g85c; No. 3 Canada, 78080c; No. 2 Western,
757l!c; No. 3 Western, 65870c laie Bhore, 75
Floue Jobbing prices, winter patents $3 50,
8375; spriogpatents,tS 757 00; fancy straight,
S756 00; clear winter.
CXXX bakers', $5 OOgS 23.
aje nour, M uu.
MlLLrEED Middlings, fine white, $18 00
20 00 9 ton; brown middlings, 814 5015 00;
winter wheat bran, 811 7515 25; chop feed,
815 00018 00.
Hat Baled timothy, choice, 815 0O13 25;
No. 1 do, 814 25I4 50; No. 2 do, 812 00013 CO:
loose from wagon, 818 O020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. 89 7510 00; .No. 2, $8 003 50; packing
do, 88 507 00.
Straw Oats. 88 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, 87 O07 25.
Sugarured hams, large. lOc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c; sugar-cured hams, small,
lie; sugar-cured breakfast bacon,- 10c; sugar
cured shonlders, SJc: susarured boneless
shoulders, 8JJc; sugar-cured California hams,
ec;sugar-cured dried beef fiats, 8c; sugar
cured dried Deef sets,9c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 73c; bacon clear
sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8c; dry salt
shoulders. 6Jfc; dry salt clear sides, 7Jc Mess
pork, heavy, 814 00; mess pork, family, 814 50;
Lard Reflned In tierces. 7c; half barrels, 7cr
60-ft tubs, 7Xc:20-li; palls, 7kc; 50-ft tin cans,
7Hc; 3-ft tin palls, TJJc; Sft tin paUs, 7c;
10-& tin pails, 7H& Smoked sausage, long. 5c;
large, 5c Fresh pork links. 9c Pigs feet half
barrels, 83 75; quarter barrels, 81 75.
Armour & Co. furnish tbe following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fis,
65Kc; 600 to 650 its, 66Xc; 700 to 750 lis, H
7c 8heep,.7c ft. Lambs, 8C V ft.
Losdow, February 25. The Mark Lane Ez
preu, in its weekly review of the British grain
trade, says: Last week in London the average
price of English-wheat fell to 31s, owing to the
fact that tbe greater portion of the wheat
tendered by farmers was of poor quality. The
deliveries do not improve. Tbe sales of En
glish wheat for the week were 49,762 quarters
at 29s 5d,against 55,303 quarters at 80s 2a for the
corresponding week last year. Foreign wheat
was firmer, with a slight Increase of business.
Corn shows a tendency toward weakness. The
inquiry for oats improved, and there was an
occasional advance of 3d.
LATE NEWS Iff BEIEF.
A ten thousand spindle cotton mill to cost
8200,000 Is to be put up at Waco, Tex., this com
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
afternoon accepted 876,l004per cents, coupon,
atlCOJi, and 820,000 4j per cents, registered, at
Counsellor Brooke, for Messrs. Ives and
Stayner. asked for a stay of tbe proceedings
until this morning before Judge Martine in the
Court of General Sessions yesterday forenoon.
The stay was granted.
Governor Jackson, of Maryland, yesterday
granted a nolle prosequi in the case of the
State vs James Graham Pearre, who was con
victed of an' attempt to commit an assault on
Mrs. Kirkland, in Baltimore, and pending an
appeal while under 85.000 bait fled the State.
The Court of Appeals sustained the court below
by a divided court
Finn Bros., of Grayling, Mich., working on
prospects north of the Michigan miue, Satur
day, struck gold ten feet from the surface. The
gold Is in quartz, in nucgets, and from a few
pounds of rock a gold button worth 8136 was
smelted. This is the fifth prospect on which
quartz carrying gold in wonderful amount has
The Captain of the steamer Kongolf,
which arrived from Gonaives, Hayti. yester
day, denies the statement from Boston, pub
lished last week, that Hippolyte's army had
been routed at Gonaives, and Hippolyte him
self killed by one of his dissatisfied followers.
The Captain of the Kongolf says that on the
17th instant when his vessel left the Haytlan
port Hippolyte was still alive and well, ana
intent upon the defeat of Legitime There was
no evidence of a disturbance at that time.
It ii an old saying that "money talks." It
talked to the tune of $500 for the benefit of the
Parneil Defense Fund at the meeting held in
New York City Sunday night in the big hall at
tached to the Church of the Paulist fathers.
The chairman said the meeting was to "cele
brate the wake of the Parneil Commission."
From the point of view of most of tbe speakers
it was a celebration of the obsequies of the
London Timet, and the Impending overthrow
of the Tory party in Great Britain. General
O'Beirne, Judge Brown and Dr. William P.
Mrs. Lizzie McAnley and her two children
were found dead in bed together at Chicago.
In the woman's mouth was a rubber tube con
necting with the gas jet The gas turned on
full indicated that Mrs. McAulev deliberately
planned to kill her two children and herself.
Sheistbo woman who shot her husband De
cember 4, 1S87, while in a fit of jealousy. No
indictment was found against her by the grand
jury. She has suffered from a mild form of
insanity ever since the murder. One of the
children found dead by her side was a boy 3
years old, -the other a girl 1 years of age.
The President , has commuted to Im
prisonment for life the death sentence of Kis-Kee-Da,
alias Locate, a New Mexican convict
ed of murder and sentenced to be hanged No-
euiuer v, 1000, uui. subsequently respited. Ine
President says: "If this convict was not an
Indian, and if I was not entirely unfamiliar
with the intoxicant Tis-Wing," which for the
time being made him insane, I should, I think,
feel that I could sot interfere with his case.
But the Judge and District Attorney, who sen
tenced and prosecuted him, advised a commu
tation, and as they knew moro of the Indian
character and tbe effects of tbe particular
beverage spoken of, I follow their judgment
FAILED TO CAUSE A STBIKE.
Toe Iron Workers nt Keadlnff Accept tbe
Redaction In Wages.
Reading, February 25. The announced
redactions in wages of employes of the
Beading Iron "Works, this city, and the
Brooke Iron Company, at Birdsboro. went
into effect to-day. Similar reductions, to
take effect at a later date, bare been an
nounced in a number of other iron mills
throughout the. Schuylkill valley, and it
has been intimated that the men would re
fuse to accept the reductions. The em
ployes of the two firms mentioned, how
ever, after holding meetings, went to work
this morning at the reducedrates, and it is
now believed that the reductions announced
at other places will be accepted without
One thousand men are affected by the
reduction at the Beading works and about
200 at the Brooke works.
Her. Mr. Fulton Sustained.
In an interview yesterday Superintendent
Morrow, of the Allegheny schools sustained
Bev. J. 31. Fulton, in his statements of
Sunday in regard to children not reaching
the High School and added: "This small
percentage of children who finish school, or
even the higher grades, will continue until
the parents get a better conception of the
value of a' thorough public school educa
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