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aME"1 PITTSBURG vDISPATOH,'.nTIJESDATv SpRIL9; 188?3pV &r&,C
& S1TRVEY OF TEADE.
it.ln Spite of Moving Day and Snow
Storm, Week's Trade Pair.
'PRODUCE MARKETS MORE ACTIVE.
"Wheat and Flour Hade Uncertain lj the
,vi: Bulls and Bears.
"LIGHT WEIGHT HIDES DEPRESSED
: Office of Pittsbubo Dispatch, 1
? JIONDAT, April 8, 1S89. J
Last week's trade received a black eye on
'the first day, moving day, and the last, by
reason of the snow storm. In spite of these
? ., adverse influences the volume of business in
produce lines showed no decline on the
previous week, and in some lines was
There was a very active movement in
' butter and eggs. The week closed with a
very firm market in both lines. Advices
from Chicago to a leading jobber, received
this morning, give the assurance that markets
are more bare of butter than tor some weeks,
and that a rise this week is looked for by deal
ers ceneraliy. Ecgs which were selling at lie
on Friday (some say even lower) were firmly
held at 12c to-day, the winter-like weather be
ing considered responsible for the change.
At a number of Liberty street commission
bouses trade was reported' better than the pre
vious week and Friday one of the best days of
By reference to the books of one heavy jobber
of butter and eges, it was ascertained that on
this day a year a:o the price of Ohio creamery
butter was 4c above its rate to-day, and esES 6c
per dozen above the outside figures for the past
Cheese continues in active demand, with the
exception of the domestic Swiss article, which
coes very slow all this season. On low-crade
sweitzer the cash buyer will find holders ready
to make bijr concessions, and on hich grades
There has been a slightly increased demand
for apples and potatoes as compared with re
cent weeks. The onion trade is thoroughly de
moralized. A year ago at this date onions were
active at S6 a barrel; and now they are a drag at
50 to 75 cents a barrel. A Liberty street com
mission merchant thirfks it a low estimate to
p ut th e shrinkage of his sales to-day, on account
of suow storms, at $500.
The wide fluctuations in wheat the past week
are little felt in our .domestic markets, as very
little bas been bought here. Our home millers
are so well stocked that the tussle of the bulls
and bears affects them very little. The effect,
however, is seen and felt in the flour drift,
which is plainly downward. The jobbing rates
of flour are 20c below last week's rates. The
band to mouth policy is pursued by buyers in
the present uncertain condition ot the flour
Receipts of grain and hay are the lightest for
months past. Markets, however, continue
sluggish, with the situation as it has been all
season, in the buyer's favor. The exception to
this is choice hair and oats. There has not been
a sufficiency in either line to supply the wants
In the line of general groceries, the marked
feature of the' week was tne sharp advance in
green coffee. Twice during the week there
has been a rise of 40 points. The advance
reached our markets to-day by a Ccrise on
package coffee. The present outlook for the
coffee trade is a firm marker, with a drift
toward a higher level of prices, the supply being
much below the average of recent years at this
The failure of a large Boston tannerylast
week to the extent of 5300,000 has had a depress
ing influence on the market for light hides.
Our borne tanneries demand chiefly heavy
hides. Lightweights are shipped to other mar
kets. It was reported in this column a few
"days ago that margins were almost wiped out
"at buff leather tanneries. The recent failure
has confirmed the statement then given as
from one of our prominent Allegheny tanners
that New England manufactures must be
losers at present prices of buff leather. While
prices of heavy hides are unchanged, light
weights are cheaper in the East, and very much
depressed here. They find their best market in
the West at this date.
LITE STOCK 2IAKEETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
. Stock Yards.
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch,
ilosDAT. April 8, 18S3. I
CATTLE Receipts, 2,000 head: shipinents,l,160
head; market, firm and 1525c higher. Sir
cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts. 6,600 head: shipments. 4,900
bead; market firm; medium Philadelphia!.
S5 10: heavy hogs, $5 00; pigs and Yorkers, $5 05
0510. Nineteen cars of hogs shipped to New
Sheep Receipts, 3,600 head: shipments, 3,000
head. Market firm and higher.
New York Beeves Receipts, 5,030 head,
making 10,660 for the week; fresh arrivals in
eluded 107 carloads for exportation, alive and
dead; 146 carloads for city slaughterers direct
and 3G carloads to be sold; market active, firm
and higher; common to prime steers sold at
$3 954 85 per 100 pounds; extra do. at $4 95
5 10; bulls at S3 406 40; dry cows at 23;
exports to-day, 695 beeves. Sheep Receipts.
9,000 bead, making 28,000 head for the week;
market firm and higher for sheep; steady for
yearling lambs; sheep sold at & 25Q6 25 per
100 pounds unshorn, and S4 505 50 clipped;
yearlings at S5 257 53, unshorn, and at So S0
6 37, clipped; spring lambs at $3 505 50 each.
Hogs Receipts 12,300 head, making 33,700
head lor the week; fair to good sold alive at
to 25S5 40 per 100 pounds, and the feeling was
Kansas Crrr Cattle Receipts. 3,650 head;
shipments, 3,233 head; qnalitv not so good;
market opened weak and 5l0c lower for
dressed and shipping steers, closing stronger
with the decline fully regained; cows and
heifers scarce and higher; stockers and feeding
steer quiet bat firm; good to choice cornfed,
4 104 35; common to medium, S2 S03 90:
stockers and feeding steers, $1 603 40; cows,
1 60g2 75. Hogs Receipts, 3.787 head; ship
ments, none: market slow and 5c lower; good
to choice. $4 574 65; common to medium,
S4 2084 Ml Sheep Receipts, 1.190 head; ship
ments, S71 bead; market active and firm;
good to choice. S4 254 50; common to me
dium, $2 00j31 00.
Chicago Cattle Heceints. 14,000 head:
BhlDments, 7,000 bead; market active and a
shade lower: cboice to extra beeves, $4 40
4 60:;steers, S3 40: stockers and feeders. $240
5 55; cows, bulls and mixed. 1 603 20;
Texas steers, 3 003 85. Hogs Receipts. 17.000
bead; shipments. 6,500 head: market slow
and 510c lower; mixed, 4 754 95; heavy,
5 705 80; light, 4 80. Sheen Receipts, 7.000
head; shipments, 3,000 bead; market strong and
10c higher; natives. 3 754 60; cornfed, 4 90
5 50; lambs, 4 756 5a
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 1,000 bead; ship
ments, 400 bead: steady; choice heaw na
tive steers, 4 404 50; fair to good do, 3 10
4 00; stockers and feeders, fair to good, 2 10
8 20: rangers, corn-fed. 2 803 50: grass-fed.
2 003 10. Hogs Receipts. 3,400 head; ship
ments, 2,500 bead: market easy; cboice heavy
and butcbers selections, 4 704 85; packing,
medium to crime, S4 604 70; light trradej. or
dinary to best, 4 7064 80. Sheep-Receipts,
800 bead; shipments, none; market strong; fair
to choice, 3 003 25.
Buffalo Cattle Active and 25c higher than
last Monday; receipts. SU0 head through: 200
bead sale: good. 4 0u4 25. Sheep and
lambs Receipts, none through: 14,000 head of
sale: active and a shade higher on lambs; sheep
steady; good sheep, 5 2505 40; good lambs, 6 15
6 50. Hogs active, and 510c higher; receipts,
9.500 head through; 11,000 head sale; mediums,
$5 205 25; Yorkers. 5 20.
CmcnrNATi Hogs In good demand: com
mon and light 4 004 85: packing and butch
ers'. 4 704 95; receipts, 2,400 head; shipments,
LoiTDOJf, April 8. The Jlfdr Lane Expresi,
In its weekly review of the British grain trade,
says: The deliveries of English wheat have
been of inferior quality and weight. Prices
have declined on the average ls7d. The sales
of English wheat for the week were 50.417 quar
ters at 30s Id per quarter, against 41,596 quarters
at 30s 2d perquarter for tbe corresponding week
last year, flour Is 6d lower. Russian and
American wheats are down 6d. Corn has-fallcn
3d. At to-dav's markets all sorts of wheats
were 6d lower. Flour drdpped 36d. There
was some inquiry for oats, and prices advanced
Is. Corn was 6d dearer. The fresh arrivals
from America give great satisfaction as to con
dition and quality.
Grain In Slffhu
Chicago, April 8. The visible supply of
grain, in comparison with that of one week
ago, as reported by tbe Board of Trade, Is as
i?.U,ow,: wheat, 28,799,000 bushels; decrease,
. 641.W0 bushels. Corn, 18,502,000 bushels; de
crease, 337.O00 bushels. Oats, 7.009.000 bushels;
- decrease, 178.000 bushels. Rye. 1546,000 bushels;
, decrease, 2,000 bushels. Barley, 1,184,000 bush
'. elj decrease, 164,000 bushel.
MARKETS BY WIRE.
Favornbie Crop 'Ucp'ons Cause a Drop In
All Wheat Future Corn and Oats
Lower Hoe ProdncU Active
Chicago A larger business was done In
wheat to-day, and interest centered principally
in the July future. Sellers were tbe most
numerous and a lower range of prices was es
tablished, In which all futures shared. Oper
ators now being of the .opinion that the May
deal is over, aro getting more confident and
selling. 'Parties who would not sell for fear of
manipulation heretofore are now selling freely,
and it was rumored that two prominent floor
traders had entered on a bear campaign for
July delivery, at least they were reported as
being heavy sellers to-day."
Outside influences were all favorable to short
sellers. May opened Jilc lower and declined
3Jc more, closing about 5c lower than Satur
day. June closed 4&c lower. July opened
weak3c lower, ruled steady for a while,
then declined lc more and closed about 2Jc
lower than Saturday. Crop reports continue
favorable and aro having more effect upon th
A fair business was transacted early in corn
within a narrow range, after which the market
ruled quiet. The feeling developed was some
what easier and slightly lower prices were
established. The market opened at about
Saturday's closing prices, was steady for a
time, then sold off c, reacted a trifle and
closed JrC lower than Saturday.
Oats were active but unsettled and Irregular;
a large business transacted. The opening, was
easy and a flight decline on May was witnessed.
Buying by a large operator reversed the down
ward current and now an advance of Kc "waJ
recorded. This brought in a large number of
sellers for all deliveries, and although the trade
was good prices gradually receded KSz-sC-Around
inside prices shorts bought evenli, out
the market was quiet and easy at about the
lowest of the day and HQHc than Saturday.
Pork was active, irregular and somewhat un
settled. Opening sales were made at 15c de
cline, with rather free offerings, and a further
reduction of 15c was submitted to. Later the
market was steadier and prices rallied S
7&C. Toward the close tbe feeling was
weaker and prices receded 1517Kc. and the
market closed quiet. Lard was more active,
but rather unsettled. Prices on the whole
range declined 7fc and tbe market closed
rather tame. An easier feeling prevailed in
shoit ribs and trading was quite active. Prices
ruled irregular and declined 1215c
The leading futures ranged as lollows:
Wheat No. 2 May. 0U90KS6V86c:
June.89K90S6ii6!6c; J uiy,boK?s6siJi
83c; year, 7b);7bc,
Corn No.2Alay. ik35c; June, 35J&35Ji
35K35J$c; July, S6S6Ie3636Jc
OATS-So.p May, 25$f: June, 2iK25;iI2l
25c; July, 2oV25i2425c.
Mess Pork, per blL May. 11 2512 20
11 9011 90; June. 12 25 12 2511 9512 00;
July, 12 30212 32V 12 10 12 10.
Lard, per 100 . May. 6 956 37K6 90
6 90; June, 7 027 02K6 926 dix July.
56 97M6 97K6 0766 97.
Shoht Ribs, per 100 &s. May. 6 056 05
6 056 05; June, 6 2066 206 126 12; July,
6 276 27Ji6 17K66 2a
Cash quotations were as follows: Klonr dull
and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat, 85S5Jc;
No. 3 spring wheat, 81S4c; No. 2 red. bc No.
2 corn, 34c. Ka2 oats, 25c No. 2 rye. 43c
No. 2 barley, nominal. No.1 flaxseed. SI 54.
Prime timothy seed. SI 821 33. Mess pork,
per barrel. 11 9012 00. Lard, per 100 lbs.
6 82K6 85. Short ribs sides (loose). 6 00
6 la Urv salted shoulders (boxed). 5 505 7o.
Short clear sides (boxed), 6 5066 62J. Sugar
Cut loaf. SgSVc; granulated. 8c; Stand
ard "A." TKc Receipts Flour. 14.000 bar
rels; wheat, 17,000 bushels: corn. 114,000 bushels;
oats. 81,000 bushels: rye, 2,000 bushels; barley,
19,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 6,000 bar
rels; wheat. 7,000 bushels; corn. 31,000 bushels;
oats, 54.000 bushels; rye,',2,OO0 bushels; barley,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was active and unchanged. Eggs firm
New York Flour weak and 510c lower.
Wheat Spot weak and l15c lower; options
K!Ko lower. Barley steady. Barley malt
d.ul. Corn Spot moderately active and
steady; options iKc lower. Oats Spot Ji
Jc higher, strong and fairly active; options
weak and iic lower. Hay quiet and steady.
Coffee Options opened steady at 1025 points
down, closed steady at 515 points down;
sales, 30.750 bags, including April, 16.35c;
Mav, 16.4516.55c; June, 16.5516.65c; July,
lb.7016.75c: Augusf. lG.8016.90c: September.
16.9017.00c; October, 17.0u17.05c; November
and December, 17.0517.10c; January, 17.10
17,15c: March. 17.15c; spot Rio quiet; fair
cargoes at 18c Sugar Raw steadier; fair re
fining. o?8o ll-16c; refined firm and quiet.
Molasses Foreign quiet; 50 test 25c; New
Orleans quiet. Rice steady and quiet. Pe
troleum steady and quiet; crude, in barrels,
Parkers, 7 25: refined, here 7 00: Philadel
phia and Baltimore. 6 90: United closed 9a
Cottonseed oil steady. Tallow stronger; city,
4!4 11-16C. Rosin steady and quiet. Turpen
tine quiet and steady at45Vc Eggs in firm
demand "and moderate; western, 10UJc;
receipts, 5.463 packages. Fork stead r: old
mes 12 5012 75: new mess, 13 5013 75;
extra prime, 12 5a Cut meats quiet; sales,
pickled bellies, 12 pounds. 7c; 14 pounds, 6c;
pickled shoulders, 55c; pickled bams,
i10Kc; middles dull; short clear, 6 85.
Lard dull and lower; sales. Western steam.
7 25; cr.y, 6 70; April. 7 22 asked; May. 7 23
7 29, closing at 7 23 asked; June. 7 257 31,
closing at $7 25 asked; July, 7 277 33, closing
at 7 27 asked; August, 7 29 asked; September,
57 327 39, closing at 7 317 32, Butter firmer
and active: Western dairy, ll19c; do cream
erv, 1726c; Elgins,27H2Sc Cheese easy and
quiet; Western, 910&c
Philadelphia Flour Demand light and
market weak. Wheat No speculation and
process of options nominally lc lower; carlots
scarce and firm, though quiet. Corn Options
Jc lower; carlots dull. Oats Carlots steady;
futures dull and lower. Provisions steady with
fair jobbing business; pork; mess, new, 14 00
14 50; do. prime mess, new, 13 5U: do. family,
15 0015 50; hams smoked, UJ12c Lard,
pure refined. 88Kc Butter firm and active;
Pennsylvania creamery, extra, 26c; do. prints,
rxtra, 28c Eggs firm and in good demand;
Pennsylvania firsts, 12c Cheese dull; part
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat The close was at declines from Satur
day of 2c for May, lc for June and August
and IJio lor July; No. 2 red, cah. SSc, nominal:
MT JvS0OOO rinsed WUl" Mrt! .Tnna R15B
85c, closed MJc asked; August, 77K78Jc,
closed 77Kc: year, TTKc. closed TTiic Corn low
er: No. 2 mixed, 30k30Kc; May, 31c, closed
31Jc asked; Julv, S2Jc, closed 32Kc asked.
Oats lower; No. 2, cash. 25SJ26cbid; May,26V
26Kc Rye dull; No. 2, 4042Vc Flaxseed
quotable at 1 45. Provisions dull.
CnrciirarATi Flour heavy; family, 3 85
4 00; fancy, 4 354 5a Wheat dull and lower;
Io. 2 mixed, 85c; receipts. 2,700 bushels; ship
ments. 1,000 bushels. Corn steady: No. 2 mixed,
35c Oats firmer; No. 2 mixed, 2iUc Rye
strong and higher; No. 2, 52c Pork dnll at
12 62. Lard, 6 75. Bulkmeats dull; short
rib, 6 37K. Bacon lower; short clear, S7 4a
Butter quiet; fancy Elgin creamery. 272Sc;
choice dairy roll, 1617c Linseed oil steady at
55Kc Sugar easier: bard refined, 88Jc; New
Orleans, 5c Eggs and cheese firm.
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat easy;
cash. 83c; May, 83JJc: July, 8Jc.Corn firm;
No. 3, 33K34c Oats firm; No. 2 white, 2S
28Kc Rye quiet; No. L 45c Barley
dnfl; No. 2, 55c Provisions easier. Pork,
11 80. Lard, 6 Sa Cheese steady; Cheddars,
Baltimore Provision quiet and steady.
Butter firm; Western packea. 1820c: best roll,
1718c; -creamery, 2526c Eggs steady at lie
Coffee quiet and firm; fair, 1818c
Toledo Cloverseed steadv: cash, 4 50; re
ceipts, 250 bags; shipments, 659 bags.
Brazilian Coffee Market.
Rio Djs Janeiro. April 8. Coffee
Regular first, 6,200 reis per 10 kilos; good sec
ond. 5,650 reis; receipts during the week,
70,000 bags; purchases for the United States,
19.000 bags; clearances for do, 44,000 bags; stock,
Santos. April 8 Coffee Good aver
age, 5,600 reis per 10 kilos: receipts during the
week, 67,000 bags; purchases for the United
States, 8,000 bags; clearances for do, 19,000
bags; stock, 258,000 bags. .-
New York, April 8. A good Monday trade
was realized by jobbers-with nearby retailers
in drygoods. Business was of an even charac
ter without speculation and prices were gen
erally steady. Demand at first hands continued
moderate, but with enlarging sales of unticket
ed bleached goods to the manufacturing trade.
The cotton goods market remains steady, with
fine goods well sold up.
New York Pig iron steady; American, 15
I7 6a Copper nominal: lake, April, 14.
Lc4 easier; domestic, 3 65. Tin quiet and
steady; Straits, 20 95.
St. Louis Wool quiet and unchanged;
bright medium, 1724c; coarse braid. 1920c;
fine light, 1521c; fine heavy, ll17c; tub
washed choice, 36c; inferior, 34.
Gold was found in California in 1848,
the same year Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup ap
peared. A CHOICE line of handkerchiefs, collars
and cuffs, rnchings, veilings, umbrellas,
fans, jewelry and many specialties and nov
elties tor ladies and children's wear. Come
to the grand opening to-dav and to-morrow.
F. Echoehxhai,;- 612 Peso. aye.
SOME BOSTON IDEAS
To be Incorporated in a Fine Dwell
ing to be Erected Here.
ONE BUSINESS MAN'S MISTAKE.
Women Knocked Oat by a Decision of the
Maryland Court of Appeals.
PUSHING THE DIAMOND STEEETHOUSES
Black & Baud, No. 05 'Fourth avenue,
sold to F. E. Alden, of the firm of Longfel
low, Alden & Harlon, the Boston architects,
yesterday an elegant residence site, being
160x161 feet, on Lindon aveuue, above Fenn.
The price was 54,800, or 530 a front foot.
These lots have just been put on the -market,
this being the first one sold. -They are all
large, the smallest being 150 feet front. Mr.
Alden, who is a successor to the late Archi
tect Richardson, of Court House fame, pro
poses to erect at once astone residence of a de
sign not hitherto seen In this city. It will em
body the latest Boston ideas in building and
cost about 910,000.
Business men sometimes do rash things.
Here is an instance. The owner of a hotel
site in an East End suburb, on which there is
a good two-story brick bouse, advanced the
rent at the beginning of the month from $300
to $400 a year. The tenant refused to pay it
and made preparations to move. The owner,
failing to find a suitable person to take the
place, proposed to the tenant that if he would
remain at the original rental ho might have tbe
property on as long a lease as he desired, the
owner also agreeing to pay taxes and keep up
repairs. The proposition was accepted, and a
lease for 99 years properly executed and signed.
The lessee considers that be made several
thousand dollars by tbe transaction. He could
sell the lease at a big advance The owner is
now kicking himself for bis hot haste
A gentleman connected in an official capacity
with one of tbe leading building and loan asso
ciations on the Southside said yesterday that
they were In a prosperous condition ana grow
ing stronger every day. Working people are
beginning to realize their advantages as sav
ings institutions and as the best and quickest
means of acquiring homes. As a general
thing, he added, they are honestly and econom
It Is probable that the Wilkinsburg water
works project will develop into a bigger thing
than is generally supposed. If present arrange
ments are carried out, not only Wilkinsburg,
but nearly tbe entire valley will be supplied.
Pipes are now being laid to Wilmington and
Turtle creek. Water will be pumped from the
Allegheny river at first, and afterward from a
reservoir, the construction of which will be be
gun as soon after the pipes are down as possi
ble. Tbe pressure will be sufficient to throw
water over any house in the borough.
Bermuda would seem to be a good place for
land speculatf rs, the average price being $250
an acre. Here that quantity of land has sold
within a year for 30,000. and was considered a
good speculation at that. Evidently Bermuda
Is not in tbe swim.
As an evidence that the value of Wilkins
burg property is rapidly appreciating, it is
stated that building lots on Wood street have
recently been sold at $125 a front foot Ten
years ago they would not have brought $10.
This is not a boom, but tbe legitimate outcome
of a demand backed up by hard cash.
A recent decision of Judge Robinson, of the
Court of Appeals, at Baltimore, virtually
clouds the title to nearly one-third of the
property in Maryland. Tbe decision is one in
regard to the holding of property by married
women, and the transfer to them of titles, and
'was rendered in the case of Levi vs Rothschild.
It virtually makes all property held by a mar
ried woman, no matter how acquired, responsi
ble for the debts of the husband. This has
caused tbe rejection of hundreds of mort
gages. It is probable that a test case will be
carried before the Court of Appeals to clear up
Work is progressing on the new buildings on
Diamond street as if the widening scheme had
been settled in the negative. The stone walls
follow tbe old lines, and are being pushed for
ward with surprising rapidity. Commenting
on this a gentleman said yesterday: "They evi
dently mean to compel tbe wideners to go deep
down into their pockets or abandon the idea.
If it is the intention to make the improvement
something should be done at once Every day's
delay adds to the cost."
MOVEMENTS IN STOCKS.
Chartlers Gas, Switch and Signal and La
Korla Score Advnnces.
The stock market yesterday had some strong
and some weak spots. A good demand for
Switch and Signal put the price up to 24 at
the first call, from which it receded in the
afternoon. Tbe advance was said to be a bull
movement altogether, as there was no inside
news from the company. The prospect of early
dividends gave Chartlers Gas quite a boom.one
sale being made at 52. There was no pressure
to dispose of it Electric was a trifle weaker,
and to a great extent neglected. Philadelnbla
Gas was dnll at about Saturday's closing prices.
Friends of La Noria were encouraged by favor
able news from tbe mine, and took 200 shares
at 2; 2 was bid for 25 shares, and 100 were of
fered at the same price. Tractions were weak
and dull. The total sales at both calls amounted
to 910 shares.
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
PitU. Pet.S.&M.Ex.. 825 575
Freehold Bank......... 52
Iron City National B'k 1
City Insurance 35
German Insurance 85
Western Insurance 56
Chartlers Val. Uas Co. 52 52 63 54
PhlladelphlaOo S9 39tf 39K 39J
Wheelinr R Co . .. ' 30 Mi 30
Central Traction :i 22 21)4 ....
Citizens' Traction 48 CT,1 68
Pittsburg Traction 49)4
fltts. June. It. K. Co 25
l'ltts. Western B.K. JO ....
l & W. B. B-,pref.. J7K
N. Y.iCGasOoalCo Zl
Consignee Mining Co 31 ... 21
LafloriaMlniEK Co... .... 2. 2 m
Westlncnouse Electric 67 Sl'4 57 57,
U. Switch ftSignal Co. 24 21 24 24
At the morning call 10 shares of Chartlers
Gas sold at 52, 50 Electric at 57, 25 Switch and
Signal at Sl'j and 250 at 24. After call 50
shares of Philadelphia Gas went at 2SM.
In the afternoon 40 shares of Wheeling Gas
sold at 29K. 200 Pittsburg and Western pre
ferred at 17, 50 Consignee Mining Companv at
31 cents. 200 La Noria at 2, 50 Electric at tf
and 25 Switch and Signal at 24J.
Robinson Bros, sold $30,000 McKeesport and
Bellevernon'6s at 105 and interest." Henry M.
Long sold 40 shares of Electric at 57 and 50
shares Consignee Mining Company at 31c.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terdav were 298.370 shares. Including: Atch
ison, 54,530; Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern. 12,200: Lake Shore, 10,835: Louisville and
Nashvile, 7,b70; Missouri Pacific, 16,420; North
western, 80,700; Reading, 23,600; Richmond and
West Point, 7.400: St. Paul, 33,721; Union Pa
cific, 18,750; Western Union, 3,192.
Local Banks Settle Their Clearing House
Balances With Gold.
As denoting a scarcity of currency, some of
the local banks settled th eir Clearing House
balances yesterday with uold. The exchanges
were $2,349,687 05 and the balances $475,241 23.
The accumulation of checks since Saturday
afternoon contributed largely to these totals.
Business was fairly active, but there was no
radical change in the situation. The borrowing
demand was moderate. Acceptable paper was
taken at 56 per cent. A speedy improvement
is expected as a natural result of the expansion
of business incident to the season.
Money on call at New York yesterday was easy
at 3 to 4 per cent. Last loan 3, closed offered
at 8. Prime mercantile paper, 4J6. Ster
ling exchange dull but firm at $4 863f for
60-day bills, and 84 S8$f for demand.
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. 4Kb. reg 103 G110SJ4
U. 8. 4H. conps 10S 13103)2
U. 8. 4s. rcg IKKtamn
U. S. 4s, coop 123129j
Currency, (percent. ISSSreg 120
Currency, 6 per cent, IS95 res,.. ...,.. 12S-
Currency, 8 per cent, 1897 reft.... lMJf
Currency, 6 per cent, isajreg., ...130
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg 132
New YOBK-Cleafings. $09,382,462; balances,
Boston Clearings, $17,947,38S: balances,
$1,895,874. Money K to 2 per cent.
PmLADELPttlA Clearings, $10,272,923; bal
BAtTlJtOBE Clearings, $2,405,453; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
St. Louis-Clearings, $1,180,820; balances,
London Bar silver 42 5-16d per ounce. The
amount of bullion gone into the Bank of En
gland on balance to-day was 271,000.
Pabis Rentes, 85f 57&c for the account.
BOUND BY THE STANDARD.
The Tentacles of the Octopus Squeezing the
The oil market floundered along in the rut
yesterday, as it bad been doing for some time,
being dull and spiritless. It opened at 90jc,
with one sale, and then dropped to 90c, around
which it hung nearly all the rest of the day,
with very little doing. Just before the close
there were, a few small sales atS9c,from
which there' was a rally to 90c, which were the
final figures. Carrying was flat all round, ex
cept Oil City, Where it was 15c Said a broker
after the gavel fell: "I don't look for any maj
terial change for some time. The Standard
has bound us hand and foot, and we can do
nothing without its permission. Prices will
probably be lower before they are higher."
The Harrison Oil Company's wells No?. 4 and
S, at Taylorstown, were reported in the sand
and doing 30 and 35 barrels an hour respect
ively. Jennings fcCo.'s No. 4, on the Donnelly
farm, ML Morris, struck the top of the sand
and was showing as favorably as any of the
others In the same locality, some of which
started off at between 300 and 400 barrels.
A B. McGrew & Co. quote puts, S9c;
The following taoic, correetea Dy Ve Witt Dll
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc. :
Time. Bid. Ask. lime. Bid. Ask.
Opened WH Snle 12:45 p. M.... 80 90)4
10:15A. M.... DO 90H l:COP. M... 90 90)4
10:30 a. M.... 90 90)( 1:15 P. M.... 89 90
10:45a. M.... 90 90) lOOr. M.... SO 9054
11 .-00 A. II.... 90 90H 1:45 P. M.... 90H 90)
11:15A. M.. 90 B0U 2:00 P. M.... 90K 90M
11:30a. M.... 90 90)4 Z:15P. M.... 90i 90
11:45a. If.... 90 90)4 2:30 P. II.... 90 90)4
12:00M 90 Q0X 2:45 P. II.... 90 Wi
32:15 r. M.... 90 90)j Closed 90
12:30 P. M.. 90 90H
UpeneiL 90c; highest, 90Ko: lowest, 89Je;
Dally runs , 60,073
Average rani - 49.351
Dally shipments - 82,753
Average shipments 80,335
Averace charters 21.610
Clearances ,.... 43,000
.New York closed at 893c
Oil City closed at 8938c
Bradroro closed at 90c.
Hew rorK. rained, lc.
London, renned, ZH'-
Antwerp, renned, UHC
Other OH markets.
On,. Crrr. April 8. National transit cer
tificates opened at 90c; highest, 90c; lowest,
89c closed. 89c
Bradford. April 8. National transit cer
tificates opened atSXc; closed at 90c; highest,
90Jic: lowest, S9Jic
TTTU8TXLX.E, April 8. National transit cer
tificates opened at 90c: highest, 90c; lowest,
893c: closed, 89c
New York, April & Petroleum opened
steady at 90c, but after the first sales, became
weak and declined to 89c A slight rally fol
lowed, and the market closed steady at 40c
Sales, 607,000 barrels.
Sales of Renl Estate,
L. O. Frazier, corner Forty.fifth and Butler
streets, sold for William Velts .two new frame
dwellings of five rooms each, each having a lot
20x100 feet to alley, sltuate.on the north side of
Liberty avenue, near Fortieth street, Sixteenth
ward, to the Pittsburg Homestead Loan and
Trust Company for $5,400.
A WET BLANKET
Thrown Over Wall Street, Which Demoral
izes tbe Stock Market Everything
Loses Ground Atchison a Feature
'Railroad Bonds Firm.
New Yore; April a There was another
marked and sudden change in tbe temper of
tbe stock market to-day, and it was active and
decidedly weak throughout, there being only
one strong spot in the list. Everything to-night
is materially lower than at the close on Satur
day. The influence of the bank statement was
felt in full this morning, for the low state of
the resources of the banks not only called a
halt in the foreign buying, which was becoming
somewhat of a factor last week, but if encour
aged further attacks by tbe bearish element
and induced realizing by the short-waisted
bulls upon tbe rise of last week. There was a
notable absence of support, especially in the
stocks which so lately have been the leaders of
the upward movements.
Atchison was again the great feature of the
dav, and, while commanding a premium for use
which reached V per cent per diem, was sold
recklessly by the bears in the general belief
that after Tuesday there will be heavy blocks
of the stock bought for the purposes of con
trol. The report of the earnings for February
also went some way in encouraging the press
ure, as there was a deficiency in meeting fixed
charges. Similar reports about Missouri Pacific
were circulated, and that stock was a good sec
ond, with New England and Northwestern fol
lowing. The other Grangers were not forgotten,
and only St. Paul out of the entire list showed
any support whatever, and it is exceptional in
showing a small advance at the close this
The opening figures were a great disappoint
ment to those who had regarded the flurry at
the close on Saturday as a temporary setback,
as first prices were .from 14 to per cent lower
than the final figures ot Saturday. Missouri
Pacific took the lead in the early decline, while
tbe amount of business done was only moder
ate and although there was some recovery to
ward 11 o'clock it was entirely insignificant as
were ail the rest of the rallies during tbe day.
Atchison then became the leader, and was
Joined by New England, and before noon the
movement had become very marked. Cotton
Oil became prominent after noon, but the de
cline was steadily maintained throughout,
though the strength in St. Paul became very
noticeable at this time.
Toward delivery hour the pressure was re
moved and the market subsided into dullness,
but there was another attack upon Atchison in
the last hour, when the greater portion of its
loss for the day was sustained. The market
'closed fairly active and weak, although a slight
rally occurred! Most of the list, however, was
t or near the lowest figures for the day.
Atchison is down 3 per cent, N ew England ,
Missouri Pacific and Colorado Coal 1, Rock
Island, Jersey Central. Big Four, and Union
Pacific Vyi each, and Burlington .
'Railroad bonds were quiet, although the deal
ing extended to an unusually large number of
issues, and the sales of all issues aggregated
$1,164,000, out of which Short Line ffs fur
nished $126,000 and Chesapeake and Ohio St
$104,000. Tbe list did not sympathize with the
decline in shares, bat remained firm without a
special feature. San Francisco, Class A, rose
2, to 12a
The f ollqwlng table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
stock Jizcnange, 01 r ounn avenue:
ing. Am. Cotton Oil 56)4
Atcn.. Top. A a. F.... AiH
Canadian pacific 51
Canada Southern SIX
Central of New Jersey. 96
Chesapeake & Ohio.... 16)4
C, Bur. & Qulncy..... 94
C, Mil. A St. Paul..., 61
C.; MU.4 8t. P.. pr....WH4
C, KocKL &1 Wi
C, St. L. & Pitts
C bt.L. & PltU.pt
C st. P.. m. & o ia
U, St. P..M. &o.. pf. 91
C & Northwestern... .1P51
C.& Northwestern, pf.138
CO. C. A 1 70
Col. Coal A Iron 2S
Col. & Hocking Val
Del., L. &Y. 136J4
Del. Hnnson 133K
Denver&RloU.. or... 43
E.T., Va. iOa
E.T.,Va. &Oa.. lstpr ....
E. T.. Va. & Ga. 2d pf. 21 (4
Illinois Central 111)4
Lake Erie X Western.. 17i
Lake Erie & West. pr.. 57!4
Lake Shore All. S 102
Lonlsvllle& Nashville. 62H i,C3)i
imcuiKia ijenirfti...... ....
Mo., K. ATexas
Missouri Paclflc 71 K
New York Central.. ...106)4
N. Y.. L. E. A W 28H
N. Y., C. ASUL
N. X., C. A St. L. Df.
N.Y., CASt.L.Zdnf ....
N.YAN. E 43K
N. Y., O. A W 16J
Norfolk A Western
Norfolk A Western, pf 60
Northern Paclflc 13
Nortnern Paclflc prof. 61
Ohio A Mississippi... . SU4
Oregon Improvement. Mi
Oregon Transcon 83
Pacific Mall J6V
Peo. Dec, A Evans.....
51 , 50&
The Market Opened Strong, But a Sharp
Decline Soon Followed.
Boston, April 8. The market opened strong
this morning, but a change for the worse soon
followed. Instead of the expected squeeze in
Atchison the stock declined at 2, and the rest
of the market, with the exception of a few
uoaus, ueciinea in sympamy.
Atcn. AToc..lst7s. 115
Boston A Albany.. .2H.-J
C., B. AQ. 93
Clnn. San. A Cleve. 25
Eastern R. K SO
Eastern R. it. 6s 125
FllntAPereM. Dfd. 96
Mexican Cen. com.. 13
N. Y. ANewEmr... 42)4
Old Colony. 172
Kntland preferred.. 37
AIloueiM'gCo. (new 75
Pewablo (new)...... 3
Qnlncy . 50
((ell Telephone 225
Boston Land 64g
Philadelphia Stocks. '
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked-
Pennsylvania Railroad 54 54f
Heading Railroad 21 21 15-16
Huflalo, Pittsburg and Western 12
Lehigh Valley...? 53)4 KH
Lehigh Navigation 51J4 MM
Allegheny Valley bonds
Pittsburg, Clnn. A St. L. bonds
Northern Pacific M 26)4
Northern Pacific preferred..... 61)4.
New York. ApriL 8. Mining quotations
closed: Amador. 100: Bodie, 105; Caledonla'B.
H., 300; Consolidated California and Virginia,
825; Deadwood T.. ISO; EI Cristo, 160; -Horn Sil
ver, 140; Iron Silver, 315: Savage, 270; Sierra
Nevada, 310; Standard. 100; Sullivan, 145; Union
Consolidated. 330; Yellow Jacket. 325; Aspen, 10.
AN ORDINANCES-AUTHORIZING THE
grading, paving and curbing of Howe
Street, from Aiken avenue to Ivy street, in tbe
Twentieth ward, Pittsburg.
Whereas, It appears by the petition and affi
davit on file in tbe office of the Clerk of Coun
cils that one-third in interest of the owners of
property fronting and abutting upon the
said street hare - petitioned the Coun
cils of said city o enact an ordinance
for the grading, paving and curbing of .the
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city ot Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it Is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of the same, That the
Chief of tbe Department of Public Works be
and is hereby authorized and directed to ad
vertise in accordance with tbe acts of Assem
bly of tbe Commonwealth ot Pennsylvania and
the ordinances of tbe said city of Pittsburg re
lating thereto and regulating the same, for pro
posals for the grading, paving and curbing of
Howe street, from Aiken avenue to Ivy street,
the contract therefor to be let in the manner
directed by the said acts of Assembly and
ordinances. The cost and expense of the
same to be assessed and collected
in accordance with the provisions of an act of
Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, entitled "An act authorizing and direct
ing Councils of cities of the second class to pro
vide for the improvement of streets, lanes,
alleys and public highways, sewers and side
walks, requiring plans of streets, providing for
the appointment of a Board of Viewers of
Street Improvements, prescribing their duties,
granting appeals to Councils and court, pro
viding for the assessment and collection of
damages and benefits, authorizing ,the use of
private property, and providing for filing liens
and regulating proceedings thereon, and pro
hibiting the use of public streets without au
thority of Councils," approved the 14th day of
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of
ordinance conflicting with the provisions of
this ordinance be and the same is hereby re
pealed so far as the same affects this ordi
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 18th dav of March, A. D. 18S9.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of.
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office, March 22, 1889. Approved:
TO. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: ROBERT
OSTERMAIER, Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book. vol. 7. nacre 13.
otn aay 01 Apni, a. d. 100&.
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
grading of Keystone street, from Fifty
fourth street to Fifty-fifth street, in the
Eighteenth ward, Pittsburg.
Whereas. It appears by the petition and affi
davit on file in the office of tbe Clerk of Coun
cils that one-third in Interest of the owners of
property fronting and abutting upon the said,
street have petitioned tbe Councils of said
city to enact an ordinance for grading of same;
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 the
Chief of the Department of Public Works be
and is hereby authorized and directed to ad
vertise in accordance with the acts of Assem
bly of the Commonwealtb of Pennsylvania and
the ordinances of the said city of Pittsburg re
lating thereto and regulating the same, for pro
posals ior tne irraaing 01 jieysione street,
from Fifty-fourth to Fifty-fifttt street, the
contract therefor to be let in tbe manner di
rected by the said acts ot Assembly and ordi
nances. Tbe cost and expense of tbe same
to be assessed and collected in accordance with
the provisions of an act of Assembly of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, en
titled "An act authorizing and di
recting Councils of cities of the second-class to
provide for the improvement of streets, lanes,
alleys and public highways, sewers and side
walks, requiring plans of streets, 'providing for
the appointment of a Board of Viewers of
Street Improvements, prescribing their duties,
granting appeals to Councils and Court, pro
viding for tbe assessment and collection of
damages and benefits, authorizing the use of
private property and providing for tbe filing of
liens and regulating proceedings thereon, and
prohibiting the use of public streets, without
the authority of Councils," approved the 14th
day of June, A. D. 18S7.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of ordi
nance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed
so far as tbe same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted Into a law in Councils
this 18th day of March. A. D. 18S9.
H. P. FORD. President of Select Coun
cil. Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Se
lect Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President
of Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office, March 22.1889. Approved: WM.
McCALLIN. Slayor. Attest: ROBERT OS
TERMAIER. Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 7. page
9, 5th day of April. A. D.1SS9. ap6-8
CITY TAXES-NOTICE IS HEREBY
given that tbe duplicates for March and
September installments of City, Special and
Sub-District School Taxes for the year 1859
have been placed in my bands for collection by
tbe Board of Assessors authorized to assess the
First installment of City Taxes payable in
March or April, second installment payable in
April or September. Five per cent discount al
lowed on second installment only, if paid with
first; installment in month of March, but no
discount is allowed on first installment.
Business Tax and Water Rents payable in
month of June. Five per cent added on all
delinquent taxes on May 1, on July 1 for Busi
ness Tax and Water Rents, and October 1 for
second installment of City Taxes.
No statement furnished unless you intend
paying your taxes with checks.
Office will be kept1 open on last Saturday in
March and April, until 8 o'cloek P. M.
J. F. DENNISTON,
mhl4-100-D City Treasurer.
Phlladel. A Beading.. 1H
Pullman Palace Car. ..IS.
Richmond & W. P. T.. 28
Klchmond A W.P.T.rf DO
St. Paul A Duluth 32
St. 1-aul A Duluth pf.
St. P., Minn. AMan
St. L. A flan Fran Tt
St. L. A San Fran pri57
St. L. A San F.lst pf.
Texas Pacific 20
Union Paclflc 6IK
Western Onion 85
WheeUng A L. E 66?,
The Deer Creek and Susque
hanna R. R. Co.
First Mortgage 5 PerCt. Gold Bonds.
PRINCIPAL DUE 1919. INTEREST PAYA
BLE JULY 1 AND JANUARY 1,
MERCANTILE TRUST AND DEPOSIT CO.,
OF BALTIMORE. TRUSTEE.
Issue, tCOO.OOO. Principal and interest pnar
anteed by tbe.Maryland Central Railway Co.
This bond is a first mortgage on 16 miles of
road no.w under construction from Belair, Md.,
connecting with the Maryland Central Railway
Co., to Stafford. Md. The Marvland Central
Railway Co., Baltimore to Delta, Pa. (45 miles),
was reorganized In December, 1883, and is now
on a sound financial basis, doing a prosperous
business. The York and Peach Bottom Railroad
Co., York, Pa., to Peach Bottom (40 miles), has
'been acquired by tbe Maryland Central Rail
way Co., making a system of 101 miles, which
will be operated by the Maryland Central Rail
We recommend these bonds as a desirable in
vestment, and offer a limited amount for sale at
95 per cent and accrued interest, subject to ad
vance in price.
REA BROS. & CO., Bankers and Brokers,
423 WOOD STREET, PITTSBURG, PA.
Produce Mercbants. Coming Out of
the Slough of Despond.
LAKE FISH IN EXCELLENT DEMAND
Wheat Still Descending and Flour is
Forced to Succumb."
BAELEI TEET BL0W0ATS LIYELT
O JTICE OF THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
Monday. April 8, 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing Price.
It Is too early in the week to furnish produce
pointers. Monday is ever Dluo in this line.
There is, however, a more hopeful feeling
among dealers generally. Creamery batter
continues in active demand, and an advance is
almost certain in the near future. Eggs in job
lots can be had at llc. A favorable week's
weather, it Is thought, will lift produce trade
out of the slough of despond, where it has been
all tbe past winter. Certain it is that a more
hopeful feeling prevails among merchants than
for months past. For some unknown reason
there is a scarcity of beeswax and a consequent
advance in prices.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2829c; Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 2021cj country
rolls. 2023c; Chartlers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, 11 90: choice peas,
Beeswax 2S30c 31 B forchoice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined. 16 E07 50; common,
3 504 00; crab -cider. 8 0068 50 $) barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c fl gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make, 1213c: Limburger,
lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, lil2c
Dried Peas $1 451 50 p bushel; split do,
2c V ft
Eoas ll12c ty dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, $1 O0l oO barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 25c fl tt: cranberries, f8 00
J1 barrel; S2 402 50 per bushel; strawberries,
50c a quart.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do.. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c $t ft.
Hominy $2 652 75 fl barrel.
Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, S035o f! bushel; 82 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 00c pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c It pound; turkeys, 18
20c, dressed, fl bound; ducks, live, 8085c 33
pair; dressed, 1314c f) pound; geese, 1015c
Seeds Clover, cboice, 62 lbs to bushel, 6 fl
bushel; clover, large English. 62 fts, $0 25;
clover, Alsike, $8 60: clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 Bs, $1 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 Sis, SI 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 &s, SI 20:
orchard grass, 14 Its, S2 00; red top, 14 its, SI 00:
millet, 50 lbs, SI 25; German mfllet, 50 fts, $2 00;
Hungarian grass. 48 lbs, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per lb.
Tallow Country, 4K5c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 50
4 00 fl box; common lemons, S2 75 fl box; Mes
sina oranges, S3 00(34 00 fl box;Floridaoranges.
S4 60i 00 t box: Valencia oranges, fancy. So 0
6 00 fl case: Malaga grapes, 00i0 00 fl
per keg; bananas, 32 50 firsts; SI 50, good
seconds. $1 bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 ft
hundred: new figs, 1214c ft pound; dates, 5
6Kc 33 pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches:
cabbages, SI 502 50 ft hundred: new cabbage,
S2 002 50 ft crate; onions. 5075c f? barrel;
ohinn sets, fancy Enes, S3 253 50: Jerseys,
S2 753 00; Western, S2 502 75; turnips, 25
SOc ft bushel.
Tbere is a good demand for lake flsb, which
are unusually fine this season. Mackerel can
hardly fail to go np before the fresh catch
comes in. Coffe and sngar continue firm, and
any change iu either is likely to be upward.
Qreen Coffee Fancy Rio, 2223c; choice
Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracalbo, 2223c;
Mocha, 30K31Kc; Santos.;i922c; Caracas
coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2i23c; La
fRoASTED (in papers) Standard brands, 24c:
high grades, 2b28c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32K33Kc;laracaibo, 27K2Sfc; Santos,
2224c; peaDerry, 27c; peaberry Santos,
2224c; choice Rio, 25Kc; prime.;Rio, 23c;
good Rio, 22Kc. ardinary, 2lJc.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7O80c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Xc; headlight, 150 8c: water
white, 10Kc; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; camadine,
llKc; royaline, 14c r
Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 33388c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c;strlct
ly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium. 43c: mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb in K',
63fc: bi-carb, assorted packages, 5J6c: sal
soda In kegs, fic; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine,
per set, 8Kc; parafiBne, ll12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c; choice, 6
7c: prime, 5?i6Jic; Louisiana, b6Kc
Starch Pearl. 3c; cornstarch, 5X7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels;
51 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4$oc;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
813c: Salonica prunes, in 2 lb packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, S6 00: almonds, Lan., per lb,
20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 123
ltjc; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, 11615c; citron, per lb. 2122c; lemon
peel,-per S, S1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per lb, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 66c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peacbes, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2424Kc: blackberries, 78c; buckle
SUGARS Cubes, 8K8Jc; powdered, 8H
8c; granulated, 8asj4c; confectioners' A,
75i7c: standard A, 7c: softwhites,7H75ic;
yellow, choice. 774o; yellow, good, 646c;
yellow, fair, 63c; yellow, dark, 6c
PICKLES Medium, bbls. (1,200), S4 50; me
diums, half bbls (COO), S2 75.
Salt-No. 1 ft bhl, 95c; No. 1 ex, ft bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, $1 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, SI 20;
Higghvs Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 0; Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 & pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard pearnes, SI SO
1 90; 2ds, SI 301 5: extra peaches, $1 501 90;
pie peacbes, 90c; finest corn. SI 001 50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cSl 00; lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
52 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears, f 2 50: do
greengages, i2 00; do egg plums. S2 00: extra
white cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 2&s, 90c;
raspberries, SI 151 40; strawberries, SI 10;
gooseberries, $1 201 30; tomatoes, 8292c;
salmon, 1-fi, $1 752 10; blackberries, SOc; suc
cotash, 2-& cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 22s,
SI 251 50; corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 11-B cans,
$13 59: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 &,
SI 751 80; mackerel, 1-B cans, broiled, SI 50;
sardines, domestic, K SI 154 50; sardines,
domestic Ms, S8 253 50: sardines, imported,
lis. $11 5012 60; sardines, imported, Ks $18 00;
sardines, mustard, $1 00; sardines, spiced. $4 25.
FISH Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 836 ft
bbl.: extra No. I do, mess, S40: extra No. 1
mackerel, shote, S32; extra No. 1 do. messed, 36;
Nd. 2 sboro mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock,- 4c v1 lb.; do medium George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless bake, in strips, 6c; do
George's pod in blocks, 6X7Kc Herring
Round shore, S5 00 ft bbl.; split, 7 00: lake S2 50
100-ft. half bbl. White fish, S7 f? 100-lb. half
bbl. Lake trout, So 50 f) half bbl. Finnan
badders, 10c ft lb. Iceland halibut, 13c ft lb.
Buckwheat Flour 22JJ ft lb.
OATMEAL S6 806 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter Strained, 6860c
f) gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at tbe Grain Ex.
changel8 cars. ByPlttsburg.FortWayneand
Chicago, 2 cars of oats, 1 of middlings, 1 of rye,
1 of flour, 1 of hay. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati
and St. Louis, 3 cars of corn, 2 of hay, 1 of
millfeed, 1 of flour, 1 ot middlings. By Balti
more and Ohio, 3 cars of hay. There was but
one sale on call, viz., 1 car w. oats, sample, 33c,
5 days. Jobbing rates of flour have been
dropped fully 20c in the past week, and on tbe
strength of this buyers have lound wholesale
grocers ready to make concessions. It is best
to sield grace fully to the inevitable, and we
tberef6re drop our fluctuations on flour 25c all
along the line. Tbe cash buyer will find little
difficulty obtaining all he wants at our reduced
quotations. May wheat fell to 89c at noon to
day in Chicago. Good hay and oats are scarce
and firm. Low grades are slow. The same is
true of millfeed and all grades of corn. Barley
is decreased, and particularly so say dealers, on
account of the uncertainties as to temperance
Wheat Jobbing DricesNc 3 red, $1 00
1 01: No. 3 red. 9093c
Corn No. 2 yeliow,ear,88838Kc;high mixed
ear. 36K37ct No. 1 yellow, shelled, ' S839c:
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 37K33c; high mixed,
shelled. 8737c: mixed, shelled, 3536c
OATS No. 2 white. 32K33c; extra. No, 3, 81
31Kc;No.3 white, 8030J4c: No. 2 mixed, 23
RYE No. 1 Western, 7075c; No. 2, 5556c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 9598c: No. 2 Cana
da, 85g88c;No.8 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents. 8 00
a 625: spring patents, SB 25 i 50: winter straight.
255 60; clear winter. 5-1 755 00; straight
XXXX bakers', SI 604.75. Rye flour, S4 00.
Millteed Middlings, fine white, $18 00
17 00 ?t 'ton: brown middlings. $13 0013 50;
winter wheat bran, $13 00U 50; chop feed,
$15 0016 00.
HAY-Baled" timothy, choice, $14 2514 50;
No.l do, $13.50811 00: No. 2 do, $11 6012 00;
loose from wagon. $18 004520.00: Noll upland
Srairie. $10 0010 25; No. 2, $8 00S 50; packing
0. $5 506 5a
Straw Oats. $8 0OQ8 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 5068 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10Kc; sugar-cured
hams, medium. He: sugar-cured hams, small.
llKc;sugar-cured breakfast bacon,10Vc; sugar
cured shoulders, 8Kc; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c: sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8$c: sugar-
curea anea oeei sets, uic: sngar-cureu anea
beef rounds, HKc: bacon shoulders, Kc; bacon
clear sides. 8J(c; bacon clear bellies. 3jc: dry
saItshoulders.Cr;drysaltclear sides,7c Mess
pork, heavy, $14 00; mess pork, family. $14 5a
Lard Refined in tierces, 7Jic:half barrels, 7Kc;
60-& tubs, 7c: 201b palls, Tc: 50-ft tin cans,
7kc; 3-ft tin palls, 8c; S-B tin pails, 7c; 10-&
tin pails, "ic Smoked sansage. long, 6c;large,
5c Fresh pork links. 9c Pigs feet, half barrel,
SI 00; quarter barrel. SI 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 lbs,
6c; 550 to 650 lbs, 6c: 650 to 760 lbs, 6Kc Sheep,
7c ft B. Lambs, 8J4C V B. Hogs, 6&c Fresh
a nnrely Vegetable
Compound that expels
Ball bad humors from tbe
(system. Removes blotcb
'es and pimples, and
makes pure, rich blood.
ezema,wltchr, Scaly, Skin Tortures.
The limpls pUoUoa ef -Swtmt Oiwthett" without
UT lntMMl medicine. irfU core nr exu of Tetter. Silt
Bheora, 8lBfronn. Pile. Ittn. Soret, Pimples, IrrrtpelM. U
BomuteTkovoDK&ute or long lunding . Sold Dy J"1!".
or lent by miU &r 50 ctt. S Boiei, tUi. 'jj'
SwTjr4So,rnll4elDhi,r. Alt our drais"
MBS. DR. OROSSLE3T,
One of the Consulting Physicians of the
Catarrh and Dyspepsia Institute
, at 323 Fenn avenue
Mr. John H. King; a. well-known citizen of
Allegheny county, residing at Tarentum, has
for a long time suffered from Catarrh. He
had a hacking cough, dizziness and pain over
the eyes. The tough, tenacious mucous In his
bead and throat was bard to raise, and gave
him such a choked-up feeling. He took cold
easily, and his throat often became sore Hav
ing been unable to find any relief, he began
treatment with the specialists for Catarrh at
22 Ninth street. He says:
"In testimony that I have been cured of
Catarrh by tbe physicians of the Catarrh and
Dyspepsia Institute, I hereby sign my name.
"JOHN H. KING."
The above lady physician can be consulted
by ladies suffering from diseases peculiar to
their sex. The medicines used are positively
curative and are so prepared as to allow the
patient to use the treatment herself. They
treat successfully Catarrh. Rheumatism. Dys
pepsia, Bronchitis, Asthma, Blood, Kidney
and Female Diseases.
Office hours. 10 A. M. to 4 P. jr., and 6 to 8 P.
M. Sundays, 12 to 4 P. 31. Consultation free
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