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LIVE STOCK REVIEW.
Pull Returns of Transactions at Lib
erty Stock Yards.
BOTTOM OUT OF 'CATTLE MARKETS.
Light Supply and Lower Prices for Steep,
Lambs and Hogs. .
WOBSr MAEKET FOE 11AKT IEAES
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, J
Thuesdat. March 14, 1SS9. S
"With returns for the week all in it ap
pears that through cattle receipts are 1,960
head more than last 'week, and local re
ceipts 80 head more. By looking over the
records of the past six months It is discovered
that through receipts of cattle this week are
the largest. It seems as though bottom is clear
out of cattle markets.
An old-time stockman said to-day: "I hate
not known cattle sell as low since lb61 as they
hare sold this week. We thought last week
we were certainly down to hatd nan, but we
find there is still a lower depth, and if wo hare
another tumble next week trade will go to the
In response to the query, "how low did cat
tle go in 1861," it was answered: "In that year
I bought prime 1,400-pound cattle from an
Ohio farmer for 2J cents per pound, and a nice
bunch of stackers, weighing 800 to 900 pounds,
at $10 a head. From that day to this I have
neTer known cattle sell as low as they did this
week at the Liberty yards."
Fancy War Prices.
A retired cattle dealer tells that a year or
two after 1661. when the Republic was deep in
the business of putting down a first-class re
bellion, he paid HOO for three steers to a farmer
near Burcettstown, the total weight of which
was less than 5,000 pounds. The farmer was
very particular to have his pay in legal tender,
and by no means anxious to sell. Another large
dealer remembers sales of cattleby the car load
at Hesr's Island at 11 cents and quick sales at
this price, much quicker than this week's sales
at 3K to 4 cents. In those good old days of
yore hides brought 11 cents, against 4& to 6
cents now, and tallow 7K. against 2 cents at
Even as late as 1SS4. TKc was paid for 1,200 to
1,300 pound cattleby DiamondMarket butchers.
A receipted bill of that date was shown to the
commercial reporter, for two steers weighing
2.610 pounds, amount $194 70. The price of ten
derloins ana roasts manage to hold up to old
rates, notwithstanding the drop in cattle. A
leading dealer gives as the reason why butch
ers are obliged to keep up prices of meat that
rough stuff, which comprises the greater part
of the beef, can hardly be given away. Against
the high prices of choice parts stands the rough
meat, which sells these times as low as 2c,
and hides and tallow, which do not bring half
what they did a few years ago.
Said this dealer: American people want the
best of ever thing, and butchers cannot well
reduce prices of porter bouse steaks when they
ire forced to sell boiling pieces for almost noth
ing." Sheep and Lambs.
The supply for the week past is a slight de
cline from the previous week. Butthedemand
has not been eaual to the supply, and prices are
off fully 15c from rates of last cek. Common
and light lambs are far beond wants of trade,
and cannot be sold except at big sacrihce. The
range of markets for this class is 3K4c
Holders are tiniply at the mercy of bujers, and
shippers are advised to hold back this grade of
stock until there is an improvement in the
mat Lets. Those who brought stock to the
front this week wish they hadn't.
"With supplies nearly 5,000 head below last
week, markets have been weak and drooping.
The range of prices to-dav Is $5 to $5 10, a fig
ure fully 20c below Monday's prices.
A leading pork packer reports that be has
been abie to du better in Chicago than at
Liberty all this season. At Buffalo and Pitt
burg it is claiired that prices have been rela
tively above prices both West and East. This
week has brought prices here down to their
true level. Following is report of week's
transactions at Libert stockyaids:
, CATTLE. (HOfiS SHEEP
'Thro'. I Local. I
nmrsday 1,VX M I,S1 E
Fridav... 1,32) 2.SE5 J, 320
Mturday. S 20 1,0 l,r0
etmdiiy .. t U0X 5.400 4,840
Monday TOO 10 S.SS 4,840
Tuesday 5M .0 l,snq J.S70
Wednesday "60 JO 3,000 1,650
total 6,100 1.540 21.K5 16,300
Last week 4,140 1,400 KJ,2ool 17.3J0
Thnrsday IS 917
Fridav 96 ....
haturday 17 122 ....
Monday 1,100 4.M 3,301
Tuesday 277 1,036 4,039
Wednesday .... 99 L.4G0 M0
Total 1,505 9.207 7.9S0
Last week ZT 1,459 12,904 7,301
New Yokk Beeves Receipts, 7 carloads
of sale cattle, 79 carloads for exportation, and
55 carloads for city slaughterers direct; no
trading in beeves; quiet and unchanged for
dressed beef sides at 56c; exports to-day 900
beeves and b60 quarters of beef. Private cable
advices from London and Liverpool to-day
quote American cattle dull at llgl2c per
pound for the estimated dressed weight, and
American refrigerator beef Je per pound
low er at scant 8c per pound. Sheep Receipts,
6,400 head, with 1.200 bead carried over yester
day; dull and lower; extremes for sheep at 4
5Kc per pound: for yearling lambs. 5i7Jc;
for spring lambs $2 to $6 each. Hogs Re
ceipts, 2,270 head, all for slaughterers direct;
no sales on the live weight; nominal value,$o 00
Kansas Citt The tre Slock Indicator re
ports: Cattle Receipts. 1,836 head: shipments,
none; good of all classes strong; best dressed
beef and shipping steers lull ICc higher; medium
steers steady to strong; cows, 510c higher;
stockers and feeding steers steady; good to
choice cornfed, $3 S54 10: common to medium.
$2 803 50: stockers and feeding steers, $1 60
83 20; cows, 1 2o2 75. Hogs Receipts, 8,674
head; shipments, 56S head; opened active and
steady, closing weak; good to choice. $4 50
4 5o; common to medium, $4 254 45. Sheep
Receipts. 11,361 head: shipments, 241 head; ac
tive and firm; good to choice muttons, H 25
4 50: common to medium. $2 503 SO.
Chicago The Drotert' Journal reports:
Cattle Receipts. 8.500 head: shipments, 4,000
head; market strong and 10c higher; choice
to extra beeves, $4 20S4 60: steers, $3 004 00;
stockers and feeders, $2 253 35; cows, bulls
and mixed, $1 652 90. Hogs Receipts. 19,0(X)
head; shipments, 7,000 head; market active
and 5c lower; mixed. $4 604 80; heavy. S4 60
4 85: light, $4 604 95; skips, $3 604 4a
Sheep Receipts, 6,000 head; shipments, 2,000
head; market weak; natives, $3 505 10;
western comfed. $4 501 7 Texans, H 00
425: lambs, $4 755 75.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts. 800 head
through. 40 head sale; market steady: feed
ers'. $2 753 25. Sheep and lambs Receipt?.
400 bead through, 1.400 bead sale; market weak
and tendency a shade lower: very little done
up to noon; mostly held over. Hogs Receipts,
3,420 bead through, 3,130 head sale; market act
ive; mediums, 5 10c higher mediums, $510:
jorkcrs weak, 5c off, at 5 15o 20.
St. Locis Cattle Receipts, none: shipments,
none; market stronger; choice heavy," S3 90
4 35; fair to good do. S3 0034 00; stockers and
feeders, ?2 00(33 10: rangers, cornred. 52 S0S3 50;
grassfed. $1 90Q2 85. Hogs Receipts, none;
shipments, none; market weak; choice heavy,
$1 04 80; packing, Jl 604 75; light grades.
$4 5561 70. Sheep Receipts, none; shipments,
none: market stead ; fair to choice, S3 04 75.
CnrcucfATl Hoes in light demand and
lower: common and light. H 004 75: packing
and butchers'. $4 604 85. Receipts, 2,045 head;
shipments. L300 bead.
INDIANAPOLIS Hoes active at S4 704 85.
Cattle steady at S3 0004 25. Sheep steady at
H 004 85; lambs, $4 005 75.
Xew York. March 14. Business in drygoods
continued active with jobbers, though without
.. . m. m ! ai.nw- nf now rlnVBO Tia
any excitement. iu uio.j "- -.. -roand
was conservative as heretofore, with
agents there was little change. Representa
tives on the. road were turning In some good
orders for staple cottons, prints, etc., but spot
,- demand was light. The Fall River strike has
not been felt in this market materially. Prints
sell little better at second bands and flat gold
cambrics are firmer with agents being mostly
New York. March 14. Mining quotations
closed: Amador. 100: Bodie, ISO; Caledonia B
H, 295; Consolidated California and Irgtnti,
812; Ueadwood T. 115; Eureka Consolidated.
200; EI Cnsto, 120; Gould & Curry. 200: Hale &
v JS'orcross. 880; Homcstake, LO0O; Horn bilver.
105: Iron Silver. 325: Mexican, 50; North Belle
Isle. 240; Ophlr, 687; Quicksilver, 600: Savage.
580; Sierra Nevada, 300: Standard. 125: Silver
f Cord. 110; Bnlllvan, 140; Union Consolidated. 360
, ST. Lotus 'Wool quiet and easy; prices on
Changed; offerings light.
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Still Tumbling on Bearish Reports
From Over tho Sea Corn and Oats
Lower Hoc Products Show a
Chicago There was less doing in wheat to
diy, and the market ruled quiet during most of
the session. There were occasional spurts, but
on the whole there was less disposition to trade.
The feeling developed was weaker most of the
session, but closed rather steadier. May opened
a trifle stronger, but under free offerings by a
large local trader declined, with slight fluctua
tions, c, advanced subsequently He, and
closed iic lower than yesterday. July opened
steady, declined Hc, recovered some and
closed about Jc lower.
The early decline was attributed to reported
further financial troubles in Pans, beside
which there was a batch of news telegraphed
from New York about New Zealand having 5,
000.000 bushels of wheat available for export,
and that India will w ithin six weeks have some
of her crop on the European market. At the
decline better buying checked farther depre
ciation, and a rally followed, influenced some
bv rumors of export buying at the seaboard.
Corn exhibitsdmodcrate activity, and though
trading was mainlv local the olume reached a
fair hggregate. The feeling was easier and
lower prices were established. The market
opened at about the closing prices of yester
day, was steady for a time, then sold off J&,
reacted a, declined slightly and closed c
lower than esterday.
Oats were active, but unsettled, and prices
considerably lower. Offerings were large, sev
eral heavy traders selling with increased free
dom. Prices declined cand for a time
considerable excitement prevailed. At inside
figures buyers took hold freely, and a reaction
of ic followed on May, and the market closed
easy at e below yesterday's last sales.
Trading in mess pork was quite brisk early in
the day. and the feeling was weak. Prices de
clined lO12Kc At the decline some buying
orders were received, and prices rallied 15
17Jc, but near the close settled back again 5
"iyic, closing steady. Lard and short ribs sym
pathized with pork.
Tne leaaing iniures rancea as ioiiows:
ISMBUlSUxa Jnlv. 36B36c
Oats No. 2 Mav, 25425Vc; June, 25
tZVzWSy&GaSfai Inly. 25&c
Mess Pork, per bbL May, $12 3012 35
12 17M12 25; June, $12 2512 30; Julj", $12 S7
12 4o12 3012 S7K.
LARS, per 100 Irs. May, $7 007 056 97K
7 00; June, $7 07K7 05: Jul v. 7 07K6I7 12k
7 07K7 10; August. $7 12K7 lo7 12H
hnoBTRrss, per 100 Bs. May. $6 32K6 32K
66 25S6 25; June, S6 35K6 30; July. $6 40
6 42K66 32X6 37. m
Cash quotanous were as follows: Flour dull
but steady and unchanged:No. 2 spring wheat,
9495c; No. 3 spring wheat. 80c: No. 2
Ted, SlJi95c No. 2 corn, 34c: No. 2
oats. 24c No. 2 rye. 43a No. 2 barley,
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, $1 561 60. Prime
timothy seed. $1 361 37. Mess pork, per
barrel, S12 2012 25. Lard, per 100 lbs. $6 95.
Short ribs sides (loose). $6 2006 25. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed). So 37K5 50. Short clear
sides (boxed), S6 626 IS. Sugars Cut loaf,
unchanged; granulated, unchanged; standard
A. unchanged. Receipts Flour, 11,000 bar
rels; wheat, 21,000 bushels: corn. 106,000 bushels:
oais.'62,000 bushels: rye, 3,000 bushels; barley,
50,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 6,000 bar
rels: wheat. 22,000 bushels; corn, 80,000 bushels:
aats, 69,000 bushels; rye. 7,000; barley, 21,000
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was weak but not quotably lower.
Eggs firm at 13X14c
New York Flour heavy and dull. "Wheat
Spot more active and lower; options fairly
active and firm. Barley dull. Barley malt
S met. Corn Spot dull and JicKc lower; op
ons dull and J4KC lower. Oats Spot mod
erately active and !4KC lower: options Jic
low er. Hay firm and in fair demand; shipping,
05c. Hops firm and quiet. Coffee Options
opened Darety steaayanu iua-ju points aown;
closed steady and 1520 points below yester
day; unfavorable cables; quiet: sales, 36,750
bags, including Jlarcli. 17.1WS1..10C: April,
17.0017.10c; May, 17.0517.15: June, 17.20c;
Julv, I7.2017.30c; August, 17.3517.40c: Sep
tember, 17.45317.50c; spot Rio easv: fair car
goes, 19c Sugar Raw strong; fair refining, 5c;
centrifugals. 90 test, 5Jc; refined is with
out prices for the day; the trust held a
meeting, and decided not to offer stock to-day
and arrange prices to-inorrow morning, lo
lasses Foreign firm; 50 test, 23c: New Orleans
quiet. Rice quiet and steady. Cottonseed oil
firm; crude, 42c; yellow, 48c Tallow cas:city,
4 7-lOc Rosin steadv and quiet. Turpentine
quiet and steady at 52Jc Eggsqniet; West
ern, 14c; receipts, 6,309 packages. Pork firm;
old mess. $12 75: new mess, $13 50; extra prime,
S12 75. Beer dull; extra mess, $6 7o7 00;
plate, S3 25S 50. Cut meats fairly active:
sales, pickled bellies, 12 fis, 7c: pickled should
ers, 5Xc; pickled hams, 9JJ10c Middles firm;
short clear, $6 85. Lird easier and quiet; West
ern steam. $7 32K, closing at $7 35; citv, $6 85;
March. $7 33; April, $7 33; Mav.S7317 S3, clos
ing at S7 34 bid; June. $7 35g7 36, closing at
S7 36; July. $7 33 bid: August. $7 377 38, closing
at $7 40 bid; September. $7 40, closing at 7 42,
Butter in moderate demand and weak; West
ern dairy, 15821c; do creamery, 18g27c; Elgin,
2SQ2S)c. Cheese in better demand and steady;
St. Louis riour qniet and unchanged.
"Wheat lower; all early influences were depress
ing: outside markets were declining, cables dull
and lower, weather line and no signs of the
cold w e; there was plenty of May forsale ad
it declined o eric, while July lot only jc,as it
was In demand; from the first decline there was
a Kc reaction in May, but the close was c be
low vesterdav: No. 2 red, cash. 93t9VAc;
Mav, 92e93Kc closingat 93X69: bid; June.
90c closing at90?c asked; JuTy,SlJ82e,
closing at 81?iSlKc asked; August, 80J(c; year,
79ib0c closing atTOJJc. Corn Trading was
confined to Mav, which weakened off a frac
t!on,but closed flrmat31cjNo.2mixed,cash,29Jic;
May, 30X31c, clo.ei 31c Oats !n demand and
firm: No.2nasb,25?fc:Ma,26V26c Ryelower
and dull: No. 2,4JXc Uarley No buyers can
be found. Provisions quiet and easier.
Cincinnati Flour steady. Wheat firm: No. 2
red.9597c: receipts, 1,500 bushels; shipments.50U
bushel-. Corn in moderate demand;JSo. 2
mixed. S4S34KC Oats quiet; No. 2 mixed, 26
26Jc. Rye dulf; No. 2,48c Pork quiet at $12 62X.
Lard barely steady at $6 85. Bulkmeats and
bacon quiet and unchanged. Butter easv.
Sugar strong and higher; hard refined, V
ffXc; New Orleans, 6J66c Eggs quiet at 11
llc Cheese firm.
Philadelphia Flour dull and weak. Wheat
dull, weak and lower. Corn Spot steady, but
?uiet; nothing doing in futures. Oats Demand
or car lots fairly active, and prices ruled
steady. Butter dull and weak; Pennsylvania
creamery extra, 272Sc: Pennsylvania prints
extra, 2930c Eggs dull; Pennsylvania firsts,
Milwaukee Flour dull. Wheat easy: cash,
869c; Mav, SSc: July, 87Jic Corn steady: No. 3,
31J:32a Oats steady; No. 2 white, 2728c
Rve quiet; No. L 4341c Barley firm; No.
2,57Xc Provisions unchanged. Pork, $12 17.
Lard at $6 90. Cheese quiet; Cheddars. ll12c
Baltimore Provisions firm and unchanged.
Butter High grades easy and quiet: western
racked, 1823c; roll, 1519c; creamery, 262Sc
Eggs easy at 13c Coffee quiet; Rio, fair. 19c
Toledo Cloverseed firm and higher; cash,
March, $5 00; April, 54 90; shipments, 395 bags.
A Better Demand nnd Firmer Prices Steel
The market is in better shape than it was a
Week ago, the demand being more urgent and
prices firmer. Steel rails are higher, offers of
$28 having been refused. Quotations on pig
and muck bar have been advanced. The out
look is very encouraging.
Pig Ibon Neutral Gray forge, $14 75,
cash; wtite and mottled, $14 0014 50. cash;
all ore mill. $15 7516 00, cash; No. 1 foundry,
$17 25(17 ou, casu; J o. a lounary, no w, casn;
No. 2 charcoal foundry. . $21 0021 50, cash:
cold blast charcoal, $25 0028 00, cash; Bessemer
iron. $16 7517 00, cash.
Ferro-Manganese Eighty per cent, $55 00
56 (Xh speigel-eisen, $28 0028 50 f o20per cent
Manufactured Iron Bars, $1 751 80, 60
days, 2 per cent off; skeip, grooved, $1 801 85;
sheared. SI 95g2 00.
Muck Bar $27 75 is the extreme
Billets Bessemer steel, $28 50 cash; nail
slabs, $27 752S 00; domestic bloom and rail
ends, $19 0019 50.
Nails Carlots 12d to 400, $190, 60 days; 2
per cent off ior cash.
Wrought Iron Pipe Discounts on steam,
gas and water pipe; Mack. to 1-inch, 55 per
cent, IX t 12 inches, 65; galvanized, X to
lX-inch, 47X per cent; IX to 12 inches, 6a per
cent: oil well casing, 60 per cent: 5-inch cas
ing, 37Xper net foot; 2-inch tubing, 13c: boiler
tubes, 62X and oil well casing, 60 per cent off
Merchant Steel Took 8Xc; crucible
spring, 4Xc; crucible machinery, 5c; open
hearth machinery, 2c
Rail Fasteninos Spikes, 2.20c per pound,
SO days; splice bars. L80t85c per pound; square
nut track bolts. 2.752.85c, and hexagon nut.2.90
95c f. o. b. Pittsburg.
Old Rails American tees, $24 0024 50;
steel do, $18 50 for "hort, $19 50 for long.
Steel Rails Heavy sections, $2829 cash,
Scrap Iron No.1 wrought, $2121 25 peruet
ton; cast scrap, $15 5016: wrought turnings. $13
14. net: cast borings, $1213, gross: car axles,
$25 0025 50, net; old car wheels, $19 0019 50,
gross; rail ends, $19 5020 00; bloom do, 19 60,
Sexlf Iron Grooved sizes. (1 65, cash;
sheered, $1 9a
There is an active demand for finished goods
wheat lo. z May, 7jie5e.wic:
June. 93K93K92Jg93c; Jn'y. 876NJi6K
S7Vc; year. g0Ke818OMSlc .
Cokn No. 2Mav. 3M?36!35?3oJSc; June,
A LONG FELT WANT.
Apartment Houses Recommended as
a Public Necessity and
A BEMUKERATIYE INVESTMENT.
Operations of a Syndicate That is Buying
Property Eight and Left.
ELECTBIC STOCK SELLS ABOTE PAE
"Pittsburg has a large number of elegant
public and private buildings," remarked a
well-known builder yesterday. "Rich peo
ple are well provided for in the matter of
houses to live in and also for business pur
poses: but this cannot be s.iid of the ma
jority of the population They have to take
what they can get, in many cases paying
high rents for inferior accommodations.
What the city needs to overcome this draw
back and attract strangers are flats,
or apartment houses, such as they
have in nearly every other city oi
importance in the country. In New York and
Philadelphia they are very numerous and give
equal satisfaction to landlords and tenants
affording the latter all the conveniences for
living comfortably and yielding to the former a
good return for their investments. I think
they would be popular here if once introduced,
as they may be this year, for I understand sev
eral capitalists have the matter under serious
consideration. The erection of flats would go
a long way toward removing the pressure for
small houses. There is a fortune in it for the
man who will introduce the system in Pitts
burg. "The really important movements of the real
estate market are carefully concealed from the
public," remarked a Fourth avenue agent yes
terday afternoon. "Both the Dame of the pur
chaser and the price paid are as zealously
guarded as if they were state secrets. But in
spite of this precaution against publicity facts
frequently leak out which afford a clue to what
is going on. A number of large deals have
been made in various parts of the city within
the past few months, of which nothing definite
could be learned. AVho the purchasers were
was a mystery. I am now prepared to throw
some light on this matter.
"A year ago, more or less, some half a dozen
of the principal capitalists of the city, includ
ing a prominent politician and two or three
iron manufacturers, formed a syndicate, with
a large capital, to buy up all the available busi
ness property in the city and large tracts of un
improved land in the suburbs. Their agents
have been buj ing right and left ever since.
They have secured several fine properties on
Penn avenue, one or two on "Wood street, and a
number on Diamond alley and Fifth avenue
above the CourtHousc The Cherry alley prop
erty sold a few weeks ago for $120,000 was.accord
ing to my information, purchased by an agent
of this syndicate The rumor that Andrew
Carnegie had bought It and would erect a fine
business office on the ground seems to be with
out foundation. The syndicate has agents in
the suburbs grabbing everything they can get.
One of them has been dickering for a 250-acre
tract for two or three months, and will proba
bly get it. The Intention is to lay it off in acre
"Now I have no objection to this. It is just
what we want. Capitalists have held aloof
from real estate so long that doubts were ex
pressed in some quarters of the stability of
values. The fact that they are putting large
sums of money in it will give others confidence
and lead to further investments. A building
revolution is needed in Pittsburg, and this will
help bring it about; More and better business
bouses are needed. A great many that are in
use aro antiquated and inconvenient. Tbey
must be replaced by others adapted to the
times. This is in the line of the syndicate's
work. It is the beginning of a new era in Pitts
burg. I am glad'these men have taken hold
with so much vim. While they will make
money for themselves they will also benefit the
city. I hope their example will become con
tagious." A Pittsburg furniture dealer said yesterday
that the manufacturers of Grand Rapids,
Micb., have been successful in breaking up the
pool in German plate mirror glass that was or
ganized by New York men about two years
ago. The combination had succeeded in bull
ing the market 10 or 15 per cent, and practically
controlled the output, but prices are now re
stored to the old figures. The German glass is
used mostly in cheap furniture sets, and its
manufacture is largely confined to the small
towns of Bavaria.
The first practical step toward the proposed
consolidation into one great municipality of
New York City, a slice of Westchester county,
all of Staten Island, all of Kings county, and a
part of Queens county, was taken on "Wednes
day, when a bill was introduced in the State
Legislature at Albany with that object in
view. If the project should be carried out as
seems probable the area of New York would
be S20 square miles, containing a population of
about 3,000,000, or about the same as Fans.
Consolidation seems to be popular everywhere
except in this neck of the woods. There is
talk of uniting St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Chicago has just gobbled several outlying dis
tricts; so has Cincinnati. These facts should
have a local bearing. Pittsburg and Allegheny
City consolidated would have a population of
nearly 400.000, placing it in the front rank of
cities, and giving it a prominence and force
commensurate with its large and varied indus
tries and social and moral influences.
CROSSES THE LINE.
A Boom in Westlnghouse Electric Which
Sends It Above Par.
The feature of the stock market yesterday
was a boom in "Westinghouse Electric, which
sent the price away above par, and It was scarce
at that. There were bids of 50 at the close,
with none offered. A broker who handles a
great deal of the stock said he expected it
would reach 75 before the middle of the sum
mer. Favorable legal decisions affecting in
candescent lighting, and a large increase in
orders are said to be the causes for the rapid
advance. Philadelphia Gas sold at 36X, ex-divi-dend.
This is a slight decline from Wednesday.
The best bid for Switch and Signal was 20. It
was offered at 2L Central Traction advanced to
24 with light offerings. Citizen's Traction was
offered at 70, with no takers. Bids and offers:
STOCKS. Ila- Asked. Bid. AsLed.
Pitts. 1'ct.S.AM. EX 540, 5o0
Fld.Title&lrust Co 120 ....
CTh&rtlers Valley (las.. .... .... ..- oO
rhnadellilaCo!. 6 SB" ST, S6K
Central Traction 22 23 23J4 24
aniens' Traction. 70 .... ,0
bilverton Mining Co... .... 1 .... ....
Westinghouse Electric. W 51 54 MX
U. bwltcliiblgnalCo. 20 21 20 21
Pitts. Cyclorama Co 7JS
The morning sales were 100 shares Philadel
phia Gas at 36X. 1 at 36X; 20 Electric at 4
and 200 at 50.
In the afternoon 50 shares of Electric sold at
51. 155 at SIX- 5 at 51X. 10 at 51, 25 at 52X,- 100
at52X, 10 at 52: 2o Philadelphia Gas at 36J,
and 50 at 36X-
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terdav were 231,413 shares,inrlnding: Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western, 22,000; lakS Shore,
10.000; Louisville and Nashville. 6.600; Mis
souri Pacific 2.600: Northwestern. 6,400; Read
ing, 54.600; St. Panl, 47.100; Texas Pacific, 3,200:
Union Pacific, 7,000.
MONEY BEGINS TO MOTE.
Local Bankers Report an Improvement in
The money market was slightly firmer yester
day, owing to a better bon owing demand.
There was no change In rates, however, which
were steady at 56 the former being a con
cession made in special cases. Counter busi
ness was somewhat better than the average for
the month. The Clearing House report was
the best since Monday, the exchanges being $2.
141.842 83 and the balances $284,069 95.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 23 per cent; last loan, 2X per cent;
closed offered at 2X per cent. Prime mercantile
paper, 4X Sterling exchange dull but
steadyatM8oifor60-day bills and $4 8SJ for
Closing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U.S. 4s. reg
U. B. 4., coups
PITTSBURG-, .DISPATCH; Y
U.S. 4s. rcc
U. 8. 4s, 1007. coups ,
Currency, Spcrcent. 1895 ree
Currency, Bpercent. 1895 rec
Currency, 6percent, 1897 rcg ,
Currency, Bpercent, HOSreg....,
Currency, 6 per cent, l&KJreir ,
Bales of 8,000 coupon 4s at IfflH.
Baltimore Bank clearings, $2,002,743; bal
Philadelphia Bank clearings, $10,755,845;
New York Bank clearings, (121,491,117;
Boston Bank clearings, $12,985,939; balances,
S1,707,6S1. Money 22X per cent.
St. Louis Clearings, $2,985,397; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
EXCITED AND UNSETTLED.
Fears of a Scarcity of Oil Sustain the
The oil market was excited and unsettled
yesterday, but less panicky than the day before
It opened at 89, sold off to 89, and then rallied
to SgVith a f ew sales. It then became slug
gish, and remained in that condition until the
afternoon, when it broke and sold at 83X TM
was followed by a rally to 89X. where it hung
until near the close, when it became strongor,
selling up to 90. It closed, amid a great deal
of noise and confusion, at 90X hid. Fear of a
scarcity of the commodity doubtless induced
considerable buying in the last few minutes,
thus causing a littlo boom, but everybody got
all the oil wanted without difficulty at flat for
carrying. It is admitted there is a heavy short
interest. Trading was light at all of the ex
changes. A B. McGrew;quotes puts 88Xto89; calls,
lhe following table, corrected oy l)e "Witt Bll
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.:
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 89H S'" 12:43 P. M.... 8H 89H
10:15a, M.... &i mi 1:00 P. M... 89X 89H
10 JO A. V.. S9H S9H 1:15 P. M.... 89H 89H
10:45 A. II.... 69M K 1:30 P. II.... 83 83
11:00a, X.... S9K &9H 1:45 P. .... 88 89
U:15A. M.... 89! SOW LOOP. X.... 88 89
11:WA. M.... SSH WH 2:15 P. X.... 89 S3H
11:45a. X.... 89M 89 1:80 P. X.... 89 89
12.00 M 89 89K 2:45 P. X.... 89 89.
12:15 P. x.. 89 89 Closed 90 ....
12.50 P. X.... mil 89
Opened. 89c: highest. 90Kc: lowett. 88e;
l)Uy runs 47.918
Average runs 43,303
Dally shipments .- 11,088
Average shipments 73,035
Uallv charters - 47,61
Average charters 50,105
New York closed at 80c
Oil City closed at 90c
Bradrora closed at 90&
Hew Yon. refined, 7.
London, refined, 5 11-160.
Antwerp, refined. 1CSC
Other OH Markets.
On, Citt. March 14. National transit cer
tificates opened, at S9X,c; highest, 90Xc; lowest,
SSXc; closed. 90c
Bradford, March 14. National transit cer
tificates opened atS9c; closed at 9QXc; highest,
90Jc; lowest, 8SJc
TrrusYTLLE. March 14. National transit cer
tificates opened at SSJic: highest, 90c; lowest,
88Xc: closed, 90c
New York. March 14. Petroleum opened
firm at 89Xc, but became weak and declined to
ShJc Heavy buying orders from the West
then caused an advance, on which the market
closed strong at 90Xc Sales, 1,869,000 barrels.
IN GOOD DEMAND.
Buyers and Renfcrs Continue to Hnnnt tho
Real Estate Offices.
There was a good demand for real estate yes
terday, while renters were out in full force.
Business, it is expected, will be very lively the
rest of the month.
Ewing & Byers, No. 167 Federal street,
placed a mortgage of $1,600 for three years at 6
per cent, on llnrd ward property.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold anotber Coltart
square house, Oakland, being No. 202, a nine
roomed brick house with lot 35x90. They also
sold lot No. S3, Ruch plan, 22x100, for $300, easy
John F. Baxter sold lot No.112, Bank of Com
merce addition, Brushton station, situate on
the northeast corner of Bennett and Park
streets; size 40x140 to a 20-foot alley, to E.
btrickler for $750.
. A POWEKFUL POOL
Makes Itself Felt in Wall Street It Booms
St. Panl nnd Slakes tho Bears
Fighting Mad Railroad
New York, March 14. The stock market
was dull and weak to-day, and outside tho
leading shares the re was nothing of interest in
the transactions. The market turned entirely
upon the course of St. Paul, and the unusual
strength shown in that stock rallied the list
when the bears seemed to have everything in
tbeir own hands. The street knows now, if it
did not before, that there is a powerful pool
behind St. Paul, and the sensation of an other
wise featureless day was made by the simul
taneous calling in of loaned stock, and the
rates for uso of St. Paul ran up as high as
per cent per day. with J asked. The opera
tion was extremely exasperating to the bears,
and threats of boycotting the stock were heard
on all hands, which, however, may be taken for
what they are worth.
At the opening this morning the feeling was
very bearish among the traders, and some sell
ing by London encouraged further drives
against the list, with tbe grangers and coal
stocks as the special objective points. In St.
Paul and Reading the aggregate transactions
ran up to large figures, but in neither was the
impression made equal to the efforts put forth,
and shortly before noon the squeeze was begun
which resulted soon in rallying the entire list,
although the covering was believed to be en
tirely from the smaller shorts. The pressure,
however, was sufficient to advance St Paul IX
per cent and others in proportion, when the
bears thought that they detected inside selling,
and when tbe pressure was lifted somewhat
prices went back again.
Among the Coalers Lackawanna showed
most weakness, but its fluctuations were only
fractional. The Vanderbilt stocks were the
weak feature In the afternoon, and Lake Shore
steadily sagged off and at the close was mate
rially lower than last evening. Louisville and
Nashville on the foreign selling was also speci
ally weak. There was less movement among
the specialties than usual of late, but Pullman
and Perry Coal were lower and Denver, Texas
and Fort Worth and Denver and Rio Grande
were higher. Chicago Gas also made a spurt,
but was unable to hold the advance. Tbe
news of tho day was entirely of a negative
character, and bad little influence one way or
the other. The close was quiet and heavy.
Among the final changes Chattanooga rose 1
per cent, but the others are, with but few ex
ceptions, fractionally lower, while Lake Shore
yielded IX and Louisville and Nashville 1 per
The railroad bond market is still quiet to
dull, and the total sales of all issues to-day
reached onlv $1,196,000, with a very even distri
bution of business. There was no special fea
ture to the trading, and while a generally firm
tone prevailed throughout the day important
changes in quotations are few in number.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dallj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney fc Stephenson, members of New York
S310CK XiXCUaiJo, ui cuuiwsicuue:
Open- High- Low
Am. Cotton Oil SB
Atch.. Top. 18. F.... 60
Canadian Pacific 49
Oinadn Southern 52
Central of New Jersey. 93
Chesapeake & Ohio ... 16
C, Bur. & QuIncy..,..W0K
C. Mil. St. Paul.... 62
C, iiU.& bt. P.. pr.... 99
(J.! KoctL&P 4M
C, St. L. Al'Itts
C, bt. L. & Pitts, pt. 38
C. bt. P..M.&O 31V
C.! bt. P..M. & O., pr. 9lg
e. & Northwestern.. ..lPOJi
- 93M 93k
138 . 137M
55 ' 44V
C.JC Northwestern, pi
O. C. C. &1 "0
Col. Coal & Iron 32
Col. & Hocktug Val ., 24
Dei., L. &V I3S
Denver Mod 16
Denver &KloU pf... 13
E.T., Va. AG.....
E.T.,Va, &Ga lstpf .. .
E. T., Va. Ga. 2d pf. 2:
Illinois Central 110M
Lake Erie A Western
Lake Erie & West. pr.. 54
Lake Shore M. S 102
Louisville Nashville. 60
Mo..li. Texas UH
.. Y.. L. E. W iiH
N. Y., L. E. W.pref ....
N. Y., C. Abt.L
N. Y.. U. bt. L. pf.
1 N.Y., C. &St.L.2dpf .. .
K, IJtK. 4s
H. Y., O. & W 16
o'rfolk A Western
Norfolk A Western, pf 49
Northern Pacific 26
Northern Pacific prcf, a(
Ohio A Mississippi
Oregon Improvement. 52
Oregon Transcon KH
Pacific Mall 3UU
Peo. Dec. A Evans 24
Phlladel, & Keadlug.. 44
Pullman Palace Car. ..194
Klchmond W. P. T.. 2554"
lilchmond W.P.T.Pf 79
63 " 52
)AT, MAHOH ' 15,
St. Paul A Duluth 38
St. p., Minn. Man T
bt. L. ASan Fran
at. 1.. A San Fran pr.. 60 61
bt. L. San F.lst pr.
Texas Pacific 19 19
Union l'aclUc 64 64
Wabash preferred 28 2
Weitern Union 85V 85
Wheeling A L. K 64 61
The Market Wealt, In Sympathy With Wall
Street Copper Irregular.
Boston. March 14. The general loan market
was a trifle firmer to-day; call loans, 34 per
cent; time paper, 40. Government bonds
quiet at 107K108X lor 4Xs. and 128129X tot
4s, with 6s ranging from 120130X. The copper
stocks were somewhat irregular this morning,
with tbe rest of the market generally weak, in
sympathy with Walt street In the afternoon
the market was dull and about steady, with no
special feature. Closing prices: ,
Atch. Top. B, E... 50K I Wis. Central, com... 15
Boston Albany.. .215 AIlouezM'gCo.(new) i
Koston A Maine,
Calumet A Hecla....230
Clnn. San, A Cleve. 24iFranEUn,
Eastern R, K 83
Eastern K. It. es 115
Flint Pent M. nfri. 97
Pcwablc (new) 5
Hell 'telephone 224V
Water Power 7
Mexican Cen. com.. 13
M. c, IstMort. bds. 69
. Y. AAewKng...
X. Y.AMewEng 78.127
Butland preferred.. 37
San Diego 26.
Closing quotations or Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Mew York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kallroad 54 54
Heading Railroad 22 1-16 22
Kuflalo, Pittsburg and Western 12
Lehigh Valley..." 51 54K
Lehigh Navigation 52 52
Allegheny Valley bonds 113"
y. Co.'s Hew Jersey 229
Northern Pacific 25V 25
Northern Pacific preferred 59 60
New York Pig iron firm. Copper nominal.
Lake, Marcb, $15 75. Lead fairly active and
steady; domestic, $3 75. Tin quiet and steady.
Straits, $21 30.
LATE NEWS IN BKIEP.
Heavy snow storms prevailed all over the
Northwest yesterday. At Neche, Grand Forks
and Pembina the mercury dropped to 10 below
Charles L. Dougherty has been appointed
storekeeper and ganger at Kansas City, Mo.,
and Garland B. Hale storekeeper at Lexington,
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas F. Barr has re
ported to the "War Department and assumed
the duties of Military Secretory to the Sec
retary of War.
The jury of inquest in the Dawson murder
case, at Charleston, found a verdict to-day that
Dr. McDow was guilty of felonious killing, and
that his colored butler was an accessory.
Secretary Windom yesterday appointed
Charles G. Johnson, of New" Orleans, to be
Superintendent of repairs of public buildings
in the State of Louisiana, vice Mr. Bradley, re
moved. The funeral of Rear Admiral John Lee
Davis took place from the Ebbltt House,
Washington, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning,
and was largely attended by many department
officials, officers and friends.
The officers of the Buffalo Athletic Club
yesterday morning received a brief letter from
ex-rresident Cleveland, in wnira he states that
the signature to his supposed application for
membership was a blnndering forgery.
Mr. Eugene Schuyler, the nominee for As
sistant Secretary of State, is at present in Italy,
and is not expected to arrive in Washington for
at least a month. Meanwhile Mr. Walker
Blaine, whose nomination as Solicitor of State
Department was confirmed yesterday, is occu
pying the Assistant Secretary's desk vacated
by Mr. Rives.
A large delegation from Georgia waited on
Secretary Windom, at tbe Treasury Depart
ment yesterday, and urged the appointment of
Colonel James Atkins, of that State, as Solici
tor of the Treasury. The Secretary promised
to consider tbe matter. The office is under
the Department of Justice, and is now held by
Judge Carey, of New York.
Virgil Jackson was hanged at 9 J8 o'clock
yesterday morning at Utica, N. Y. He was
perfectly calm, and the execution passed off
smootniy. l no crime iorwnicn jacKSonwas
hanged was the murder of Norton Metcalf, in
Augusta Center. The crime was committed
Sunday afternoon, January 29, 1883, and grew
out of tbe relations betn cen Jackson and the
wife of his victim.
Reports from Newfoundland say that the
issue of licenses to American vessels for tbe
purchase of bait and other necessary outfit will
be refused this season, and that the Govern
ment will coincide with the Dominion Govern
ment In its policy. The reason alleged is that
American vessels last season violated the
licenses given them, the bait purchased in New
foundland was sold to the French at 8u Pierre.
The verdict in the Coroner s inquest on the
recent Park Central Hotel disaster, in Hart
ford, Conn., in which 23 persons were killed,
was to the effect that the explosion was caused
by the willful negligence of Alexander Thuer
and Amos Rtsley, and that said Thuer and
Rlsley did, on the 18th day of February, 1889,
thereby willfully and negligently cause ithe
death spoken of. Thuer and Risley are now
nnder bonds of 51,500 each for trial.
The colored people of Springfield, 111., held
a meeting last night and decided upon the erec
tion of a monument in this city to the memory
of Abraham Lincoln, William H. Seward,
Charles Sumner, Wendell Phillips. John
Brown and soldiers of the late war. The pro
posed cost of the monument is about $200,000,
and the fnnds will be raised by donations from
all the colored lodges and churches thronghont
the United States. The association will secure
articles of incorporation.
THE NATIONAL REMEDY, PRAISED BY ALL
Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness
Positively eared by
LITTLE HOP PILLS,
The People's Favorite Liver Pills.
They act slowly, but surelydo not gripe, and
their effect Is lasting; the fact is they have no
equal. Small dose: Pig results. Sugar coated
and easy to take. Send for testimonials. 25c.
at all druggists, or mailed for price. Prepared
by an old apothecary. Five bottles $L
The HOP PILL CO., New London, CL
Hop Ointment cures and makes chapped.
rough, red skin soft and clear. 25 and 50c
jugn, rea i
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week in
x GINGHAMS, PRINTS,
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
ARMOUR & CO.,
Dressed Beef, Mutton, Pork,
Hams, Breakfast Bacon,
And all other varieties of Sausage of the finest
?uality, at very moderate prices, received dally
rom their immense cooling rooms at Chicago.
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL. . . . 8200,000 00,
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest.
JAMES P. SPEER, Vice Prest.
sel-k35-D -JOHN S. STEEL, Cashier. .
Potatoes Moye Slowly, Eggs Drifting
to a Lower Levelt
K0 SIGN OP REVIVAL IN PRODUCE.
Oats and Hay Steady, Shell Corn Scarce
FL0UK QUIET ENOUGH TO TUMBLE
Office of the Pittsbijko Dispatch,
Thursday, March l. .
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Commission merchants report that produce
trade gives few signs of being alive. The mild
weather of the past few days has brought ergs'
to a lower level, but movement is active. At
Chicago an advance of c perdozen is reported
to-day, with firmer markets. All vegetables
move very slowly. Carload lots of potatoes
have been shoved on to markets within a few
days at 25c per bushel, according to well
authenticated reports. As tbe time for the
new crop of vegetables approaches, old stock
grows more and more sluggish. It Is now but
six weeks until the old passes out of market,
and as there has been" too much stuff for de
mauds all winter, what is left over is almost
given away. It is only a question now with
farmers how much can be saved out of the sur
plus. Bdttee Creamery.Elgin, 3031Kc; Ohio do,
2G28c; fresh dairy packed, 202 country
rolls, 2023c; Chanters Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, 12 002 10: choice
peas, 2 052 15.
Beeswax 2325e $1 & forchoice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, 0 607 50; common,
$3 504 00; crab cider. $S 00S 60 $ barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c tt gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make, 12K13c: Limburger,
HKc; domestic Sweitzer cheese, UK12Kc
Dried Peas SI 451 50 1) bushel; split do,
2?l3Kc f a.
Eoas 15c dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, $1 502 00 ft barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 25c ft; cranberries, $3 00
f? barrel; $2 402 60 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do.. 40613c; mixed lots, 3035c $ Si.
Hominy 82 652 75 W barrel.
Hohey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, S510c jS bushel; 2 60
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575c pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c fl pound; turkeys, 13
15c, dressed, bound; ducks, live, 8085c $1
pair; dressed, ligllo $1 pound; geese, 1015c
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 tts to bushel. 50 ft
bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, 6 25;
clover, Alsike, S3 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 lbs, SI Sox blue grass, extra clean,
11 Bis, Jl 00: bine grass, fancy, 14 fis, $1 20:
orchard grass, 14 lbs, $2 00: red top, 14 fis, $1 00:
millet, 50 fis, SI 25; German m'llet, 60 fis, J2 00;
Hungarian grass, 48 fis, 2 00: lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per &.
Tallow Country, 4K5c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
3 50 ft box; common lemons, S2 75 ft box; Mes
sina oranges, $2 50fS3 50 1 box; Florida orauces.
S3 504 60 ft box; Valencia oranges, fancv, S6 50
7 50 case: Malaga grapes, $9 0010 00 it
per keg; bananas, $2 00 firsts: SI 50, good
seconds. $ bunch: cocoannts, S4 004 50 ft
hundred: new figs, 1214c ft pound; dates, 5
CKc ft pound.
vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches:
cabbages, S3 004 00 ft 100; onions, 50c ft bushel;
Spanish onions, 7590c ft crate; turnips, 30
40c ft busheL
Green coffee keeps fluctuating from day to
day, but never fails to settle at a higher point.
The drift of markets is upward. The same i3
true of sugar. Other groceries are unchanged.
Greek Coffee Fancy Rio, 2l22c; choice
Rio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18Kr9c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracalbo, 2223c;
Mocha. 30K31Kc; Santos.U922Kc: Caracas
coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2022c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades, 2628c: old Government Java,
bulk, 3233c; Maracaibo,27K28Kc; Santos,
2324c; peaDerry, 27c: peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice Rio, 25c; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Kc; ordinary, 21c.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7080c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices! 110 test, 7c:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, K0, 8Kc: water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; camadine,
llc; royaline, 14c
Syeuts Com syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strict
ly vrime, 3335e; new maple syrup, $11 10.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 48c; me
dium. 45c: mixed, 4042c
Soda Bl-carbin kegs, 3K4c; bl-carb In s,
5JJc: bi-carb. assorted packages, 56c: sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set, 8c; parafSne, 11012c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c; choice, 6
7c; prime, 6Ji5Vc; Louisiana, ttg6Kc.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6c7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don lavcrs, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, S2 25: California Muscatels;
SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7V7Kc; sultana, 8Kc; currants, new, 4?5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
813c: Salonlca prunes, In 2ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, SS 00; almonds, Lan., per fi,
20c; dd Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
1215c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12JJ
lbc; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per fi. 2122c; lemon
peel, per fi, SI314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per fi, 6c;
anoles. evanorated. 6m(26kc: apricots. Califor
nia, evaporated. 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c:
cherries, nnoitted. 5S6c: rasDberries. evanor
ated, 2424kc; blackberries, 78c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 7c: powdered. TJjc; granu
lated, 77c; confectioners' A, 7Vc; standard
A,6mc: solt whites, i6?i6Kc: yellow, choice,
65jjoXc; yellow, good, 6Ji6c; yellow, fair,
6c; yellow, dark, oJc
Pickles Medium, bbls. (1,200), J4 75; me
diums, half bbls (600), S2 85.
Salt No. 1 ft bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, ft bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, f? bbl, SI 20;
Higgles Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 80; Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 fi pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, SI 30
1 90;2ds. $1 301 35: extra peaches, SI 501 90;
pie peaches, 90c: finest corn. 31 001 50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90c$I 00; lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string dodo, 75
85c: marrowfat peas, SI 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
S2 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, 31 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears, 32 50; do
greengages, t2 00: do egg plums. S2 00: extra
white cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2&s, 90c;
raspberries, SI 151 40; strawberries, SI 10;
gooseberries, 31 201 30; tomatoes. 8292c;
salmon, 1-fi, $1 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-B cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2Bs,
31 251 50; corn beef, 2-fi cans, 31 75; 14-fi cans,
S13 59: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 fi,
31 751 80; mackerel, 1-fi cans, broiled, SI 60;
sardines, domestic, K. S4 154 50; sardines,
domestic Hs, S3 258 60: sardines, imported,
M, 311 5012 50; sardines. Imported, K. 318 00;
sardines, mustard, S4 00; sardines, spiced, 31 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 336 ft
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, 340; extra No.1
mackerel, shore, 332; extruNo.ldo. messed, 336;
No. 2 shore mackerel, 524. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4Kc f! fi.; do medlnm George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless bake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6Kc Herring
Round shore. 35 00 ft bbl.; split, 37 00: lake S2 50
ft 100-fi. half bbl. White flsb, 87 ft 100-fi. half
bbl. Lake trout, S3 50 ft half bbl. Finnan
badders, 10c ft ft. Icelanrt halibut. 13c ft fi.
Buckwheat Flour 1V&W?A f
OATMEAL-3C 306 GO 9 bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5S60c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grnln, Flonr nnd Feed. t
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 3D cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, 5 cars of hay, 3 of flour, 1 of bran, 1 of
oats. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis,
4 cars of corn, 4 of oats, 9 of bay, 2 of barley. 1
of malt. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 3 cars
of bay, 4 of flour, 1 of rye. By Baltimore and
Ohio, 1 car of oats. Sales on call: Three cars
upland prairie bay, $10, month; 1 car sample
oats, 30c, spot; 1 car sample oats, 29c Oats
and hay are steady. Shelled corn is scarce and
firm. There is general complaint among re
tailers of the quality of oats coming to market
this season. On the other hand the grade of
hay is above the average. Holders of flour are
on the anxious scat. Tbey may as well submit
to the Inevitable and face the fact that a loner
level of prices has come to stay. For several
days there has been a cutting of prices by
wholes-ile dealers, and tbe consumer may bank
on Dispatch quotations as the outside of mar
kets. Wheat Jobbing prices No. 3 red, SI 03
Corn No. 2 yellow,ear,4OK041c; high mixed
ear, S0Kte; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 3s39c;
No. 2 jellow, shelled, S73Sc; blgh mixed,
shelled, S637c: mixed, shelled, 3o3oc.
OATS No. 2 white, 32K33c; extra. No, 8, 31
31jc;No.3 white, S0igM4c: No. 2 mixed, 23
Rye-No. 1 Western, 7075c; No. 2, 6o56c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 9598c: .No. 2 Cana
da, 8588c; No. 8 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter, patents, 38 25
66 50; spring patents,86506 75: fancy straight,
winter and spring. 35 505 75; clear winter.
35 005 25: straight XXXX bakers', $4 755 00,
Rye flour. 34 00.
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, 318 00
20 00 ft ton: brown middlings, tli 60lo 00;
winter wheat bran, $14 751S 25; chop feed,
$15 0018 00. ,
HAY-Baled timothy, choice, 315 000)15 25;
No, 1 do,$14 2S14 50:No.2 do. $12 0013 00;
loose from wagon. 318 002O 00; No. 1 upland
prairie. 510 00(210 25; No. 2, S3 OftgS.50; packing
do. $6 507 00.
Straw Oats. 38 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007.25.
Sugar-cured bams, large, 10Jc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c: sugar-cured bams, small,
lie: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California bams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c: sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c:sugar-cnred dried beef
rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
side. 8Kc; bacon clear bellies. 8Kc: dry salt
shoulders, 6r; dry salt clear sides, 7c Mess
Eork, heavy, 314 00: mess pork, family, $14 50.
ard Refined In tierces, 7c: half barrels, 7Jc;
CO-fi tubs,7?c: 20 fi pails, 7c: 60-fi tin cans,
7c:3-fi tin pails, 7SJc; 5-fitin palls, lc: 10-fi
tin pails, 7Kc Smoked sausage, long, oc;large,
5c Fresh pork links. 9c. Pigs feet, half barrel,
S3 75; quarter barrel. $1 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed .meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650 fis,
6c; 650 to 650 fis, 6c: 650 to 750 fis, 6Kc Sheep,
7c ft B. Lambs, 8c ft fi. Hogs, 6c
The best liniment in tbe market can be
bought to-day for 25 cents. Salvation Oil.
Ladles' Ribbed Cotton Hose 25 Cents a
Colors and black extra good value.
Jos. Hokne& Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she gave them Castorla.
Alt ONEY TO LOAN-
On mortgages on improved real estate in sums
of SLOOO and upward. Applv at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK,
mh4-34-ri No. 124 Fourth avenue.
De WITT DIL WORTH,
Oil bought and sold on margin. de27-21-Dsu
YHlTiEI & STEPHENSON
57 FOURTH AVENUE.
ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS
DREXEL. MORGAN & CO,
PASSPORTS PROCURED. an2S-x78
AN ORDINANCE VACATING FORT
street. In Philip Winebiddle's plan of lots,
in the Nineteenth ward. Pittsburg.
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
Fort street, a street laid out in Philip Wine
biddle's plan of lots, in the Nineteenth ward,
Pittsburg, recorded in the Recorder's office of
Allegheny county, in Plan Book voL 4, page
2(8, be and the same is hereby vacated from
Penn avenue, formerly tbe Pittsburg and
Grcensburg Turnpike road, to Winebiddlc
street, in said plan, and said Philip Winebid
dle's plan, so far as it relates to said Fort street,
be and the same is hereby declared null and
AN ORDINANCE-ESTABLISHIN G THE
width of Leonard street.
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 the same, That
Leonard street, between Barton street and the
land of Willis L. King, be and is hereby estab
lished at the width of SO feet, instead of 50 feet,
its present width, and to that end 20 feet of
the present width thereof on the south side
thereof is hereby vacated.
AN ORDINANCE-RELOCATING HER
RON avenue, from Iowa street to Center
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 tbe authority of the same. That the
center line of Herron avenue, from Iowa street
to Center avenne, be and the same is
hereby relocated as follows, to-wit: Tbe
center line shall begin at a dis
tance of 25 feet southerly from a stone
monument situate at tbe intersection of the
center lines of Herron avenue and Iowa street
at a point on the south building lines of Iowa
street; thence deflecting to the right 56 58' for
a distance of 467.01 feet to a pin on the north
building line of Alleqnlppa street; thence de
flecting to the right 3SP 14' for a distance of
432.86 feet to a pin on theline of Center avenue,
intersecting tho said line at an angle of 23 27'
40", and at a distance of 1.089.72 west from a
stone monument at the first angle west from
Craig street, and the said street shall be of a
width of forty (40) feet.
AN ORDINANCE LOCATING RUT
LEDGE street, from Flngal street to Or
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 bv tbe authority ot tho same. That
tbe north 5-foot line of Rntledge street be, and
the same shall be located as follows, to
wit: Beginning at the center line of Fingal
street at a distance of 620.06 feet from the south
b-footllneof Greenleaf street, thence deflect
ing to the right8954'foradistance of 469.92feet
to the west 5-foot line of Republic street,
thence deflecting to tbe left about 67 alontr
said 5-foot line of Republic street for a distance
of 76 leet more or less to a point, ineuce de
flecting to the right 89 54' for a distance of
about 1,000 feet to tbe west line of Orlena alley,
and said street shall be a width of 40 feet, or in
accordance 'with A. & C. Shaler's Plan, of
Lots recorded in Original Flan Book. voL 5,
page 271, and vol. 6, pages 134 and 135, on file
in the office of the Department of Public
AN ORDINANCE VACATING AN UN
NAMED alley parallel with Penn avenue,
in Philip Winebiddle's plan of lots in tbe Nine
teenth ward, Pittsbnrg, between Winebiddle
and Fayette streets, on said plan.
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 the same. That an
unnamed alley laid out in Philip Winebiddle's
plnn of lots in the Nineteenth ward, Pittsburg,
recorded in the Recorder's office of Allegheny
county in Plan Book, vol. 4. page 268, parallel
with the Greeusburg and Pittsburg turnpike
road, now Penn avenue, and between Wine
biddle and Fayette streets, on said plan, be and'
tbe same is hereby vacated from Linden street,
in said plan, now Conrad street, to the western
line of said plan, except so much thereof as is
included within the lines of Conrad, Eveline,
Fitch and Mathilda streets and Winebiddle
avenue, as laid out and located by the city of
Pittsburg, and Philip Winebiddle's plan, so far
as it relates to said unnamed alley, be and tho
same is hereby declared null aud void.
Department of Public Works, 1
PITTSBURG, March 12. 1889. J
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RE
CEIVED at the ofilce of City Controller
until Friday, March 22. A. D. 1889, at 2 o'clock
p. si., for furnishing and delivering f. o. b.
cars, Pittsburg. Weight
Tons. Class. Size. Water pipe, perlength.
25Q B. 4-Inch water pipe. 247 lbs.
60 C. 4-inch water pipe. 264 lbs.
750 B. 6-inch water pipe. 413 lbs.
370 C. 6-Inch water pipe. 471 lbs.
100 C. 8-inch water pipe. 6S51bs.
130 B. 12-Inch water pipe. LOOSlbs.
2j0 B. 16-inch water pipe. L5501M.
2.100 B. 30-inch water pipe. 4,280 lbs.
4,010 tons. Also 300 tons special castings.
Bidders must fix a date limiting the time of
delivery ana completion of contract.
The Chief of Department of Public Works
reserves the right to increase or decrease the
above quantity twenty (2C) per cent. All pipes
to be cast vertically, and to be made of soft
gray iron, and to be tested to a pressure of
three hundred (300) pounds to the sqnare inch,
under the supervision of some person desig
nated by the Superintendent of Water Supply
All pipes must be 12 feet long in the clear,
not including bowl.
A bond of thirty thousand (30.000) dollars
must accompany each bid for pipe, and a five
thousand ($5,000) dollar bond for special cast
ings. No bid will be considered unless accompanied
by bonds In the above amounts probated be
fore the Mayor, or City Clerk, and the bonds
men must be property holders residing in Alle
For specifications, blanks on which bids
must De made, and all otherinformation, apply
at the cilice of Superintendent of Water Sup
ply and Distribution.
All bids must be indorsed on the back of the
envelope with name of bidder and article bid
on. Envelopes for inclosing bids will be fur
nished at tbe office of Superintendent of Water
Supnly-and Distribution, fourth floor Munlci
pafHall. The Department of Awards reserve tbe right
to reject any or all bids.
Chief of Department of Public Works.
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