Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, April 11, 1889, Page 7, Image 7',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
C' JF -S
t-Lr' .- "
THUESDAT, APPJL ii;. 1889
I MEAT' ON THE HOOF.
Leading. Features of Markets at
Liberty Stock lards.
LIGHTEN OP CATTLE, PRICES UP.
Common Stockers Sluggish, Sheep and
Lambs on the Boom.
HOGS IN LIGHT SUPPLI AKD QUIET
t Office or Fittsbukq Dispatch, 1
Wkdnesdat. April 10, 1SS& J
Receipts were 55 loads Monday and 10
Tuesday against 85 loads last weak. All
'were promptly sold, excepting a few com
mon stockers. The proportion of light and
heavy cattle was better adapted to tbe wants of
our local trade than what we hare been receiv
ing for a few weeks past. For a few weeks
there has been too large a proportion of light
weights. This week the distribution has aBout
met the wants of trade, showing that shippers
are catching on to the situation here. One-half
of this week's supplies were from Chicago. The
other half were mainly Ohio cattle, with a few
loads from Indiana. The bulk of supplies were
common to good butcher stock. The ma of
stockers and feeders was considerably below
that of last week. Last week a heavy dose of
common stockers was dumped onto this market
from Chicago. This week there were not as
many, bnt the grade of those received was not
up to the standard. Nice stockers and feeders,
such as will come in early off grass, were in
good demand at S3 403 60, according to qual
ity. Of this grade there were not enough to go
around, and seldom are at this season of the
year. Markets were weak for low grade
An old-time stockman thus puts the situa
tion as to stockers and feeders- "We can't get
enough of the Simon pure, but knot heads,
with horns straight up and tails straight down
are a drag." The latter class of cattle are the
only one's in this week's supplies did not sell
better than last week. The range of prices for
good tutcher stock and shippers was $4 00 to
$4 50. Good medium butcher stock sold at
$3 75 to S3 90. The range tor light butcher
stock was $3 40 to $3 60 On all fat grades
markets were 20 ro 25c higher than last week.
Fair to good stockers n ere fair to steady. Com
mon stockers were not wanted and could only
be sold at concessions. All were sold this
morning, with the exception of a few loads of
these low grade stockers. Bulls that were fat
and weighed from 1,100 to 1,800 pounds were in
active demand. Heavy coarse bulls and light
thin ones w ere not wanted and could only be
sold at a sacrifice.
Calves were very plenty,as they always aro
at this time of the year. The range of pries
was 54 00 to H 75. A few fancy calves weighing
from 120 to 140 pounds, a month old, sold at
frheep and Lambs.
Supplies are not up to demand, and prices
a full quarter above those which ruled a week
ago. btockmen say that the short run is due
to the fact that farmers hold back their stock
at this season for clipping purposes. In the
early part of last week markets were slower
here than at any live stock center in the land.
About the middle of the week the discovery
was made that we were too low in our ideas
here. Pittsburg was a day or two behind Buf
falo. Chicago and Kansas City catching on to
the elevation of sheep prices. Now she is firm
ly there, and for a week past the situation here
is in the holder's lavor. Markets are firmer
this week than they have been any time this
The run is light but equal to demand. A
dealer reports that he has not known so light a
run on Wednesday for many years as to-day.
Isot more than two carloads were received.
The range of prices was Jo to S5 15. A few
bunches of extra selected Yorkers were sold at
to 0. The outside price at Chicago to-day was
H 95, an advance of 5c on yesterday's prices.
SlcCall & Co.'s Report.
The receipts of cattle are light and market
active at an advance of 20 to 30 per cent on all
grades. All sold, the market closing firm.
Prospects are favorable. We quote the follow
ing as ruling prices: Prime, 1,300 to l,600Jb3,
S4-2o4 65; good, 1,200 to 1,400 Rs. $4 004 25;
rough fat, 1,100 to 1,300 lbs, $3 604 00; good
butcher grades, 900 to 1,100 ,2s, S3 S03 80;
common to fair, 900 to 1.000 Jts, S3 25g 60;
bulls and fat cows, 2 003 00; fresh cows and
springers, $20 0OQ40 00 per head.
The offerings of hogs on Monday were fully
equal to the demand, and the market was slow
on light grades, while selected were in demand
at full prices. Yesterday and to-day the sup
ply is light, and tbe market 510c higher than
Monday on light; others unchanged. Sales to
day as follows: Philadelphia and Yorkers.So 10
5 15; extra selected. So 25, roughs, SI 004 65.
Prospects fair for the week.
Receipts of sheep were light and the market
firm at tbe following quotations: Prime Ohio
and Indiana wethers, weighing here 110 to 120
tts, S5 255 65; good wethers,90 to 100 As, S4 85
5 25; fair to good mixed, 85 to 90 fis, $4 50
5 10; common to fair, 75 to 80 tts, S3 404 00;
Srime lambs. 85 to 95 Its, S6 506 90; good, 70 to
) Ks, $5 506 25; common to fair. 50 to 65 tts,
$4 605 50; prime clipped sheep. eo to 100 fts,
54 755 00: good clipped, 75 to 85&s, $4 004 60;
common to fair clipped, 60 to 75 lbs, S3 754 25;
clipped vearlings. 75 to SO lbs, $5 50; yearlings,
55 to 60 tts, S4 S05 00; veal calves, 110 to 120 tts.
53 754 5a
New Yobk Beeves Keceipts, 45 carloads
for exportation, 40 carloads for a city slaught
erers direct and 30 carloads for the market;
market active, firm and higher; sales included
common to prime steers at S4 055 05 per 100
pounds; extra do at So 105 25; common to best
bulls and dry cows at S2 254 00; exports, 300
beeves, 72 sheep and 2,260 quarters of beet
Sheep Keceipts. 8,800 head; market firmer and
higher for sheep, steady for yearlings and for
spring lambs; unshorn sheep sold at $5 006 45
per 100 pounds, with a carload of choice at
56 50; clipped do, from S4 50 to S5 50, with a few
extra at So 655 75; unshorn yearlings at 6 50
7 75: clipped do at $5 5006 37, and spring
lambs at S3 506 5a Hogs Receipts, 8.900
bead, mainly consigned direct to slaughterers)
market reported steady for live bogs at 55 20
Kansas Crnr Cattle Receipts. 2,946 head;
shipments, 2,227 head; active and strong to 10c
higher tor beef, steers and fat cows; stockers
and feeding steers active and strong; good to
choice ccrnfed, S4J54 45, common to me
dium, S33 90; cows. SI 602 Sa Hogs Re
ceipts, 8,288 head; shipments. 1,555 head; opened
weak, closing full 5c lower; good to choice.
$4 5004 55; common to medium, S4 204 45.
Sheep Receipts, 951 head; shipments, none;
active: good to choice muttons, $4 304 60;
common to medium, S2 60Q4.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 11,500 head: ship
ment 6,500 head: market steady; beeves, S4 40
4 70: steers, S3 404 30; stockers and feeders.
S2 603 70; cows, bulls and mixed, SI 753 SO;
Texas steers, S3 403 85. Hogs Receipts. 15,
000 bead; shipments, 7,300 bead; market slow
and'5c lower; mixed, S4 65Q4 90: heavy, S4 60S
4 90; light, $4 705 05; skips, S3 604 40. Sheen
Receipts, 5.000 head; shipments. 1,200 head;
market steady; natives. S4 00S5 50: Western
cornfed. So 005 40; lambs, S4 006 0a
St. Lours Cattle Receipts. 1,000 bead; shln
ments, none: market strong; choice heavy
steers, S4 O04 60; fair to good do, S3 104 00;
stockers and feeders, fair to good, S2 103 20:
rangers, corn-fed. S2 80ffi3 50: grass-fed. S2 00
2 9a Hogs Receipts. 4,500 head: shipments,
none; market steady; choice heavy and butch
ers' selections, S4 704 80; packing, medium
to prime. S4 554 70; light grades, ordinary
tobest, S4 654 75. J
Buffalo Cattle Receipts. SOO head
through: 120 head sale: market active; prime,
54 0O4 25. Sheen and lambs active; receipts,
none through: 10,000 head sale; good sheep, $5 25
5 40; good lambs. S6 15g 5a Hogs Receipts,
6.000 bead through; 1,700 bead sale; active and
irregular; mediums lower; Yorkers higher; me
diums, $5 155 20; Yorkers. 85 25.
CnrcnfKATi Hogs active; common and
light. $4 004 85; packing and butchers', S4 75
o 00; receipts, 3,000 head; shipments, 1,100
New Yobk. April 10. Jobbers of drygoods
were more busy to-day than yesterday. Prices
were fairly regular and steady. Business with
agents consisted of moderate filling in orders
from jobbers for many styles of goods, mostly
cotton, and a brisk demand for novelties.
Satines and fancy white goods are selling for
future delivery. The cotton goods market is
steady. Bleached goods have a freer move
ment "and some heavy yarn goods have been
cleaned up. Prices are unchanged.
St. Louis Owing to tbe open winter the clip
will be 20 per cent larger than last year, "ibe
same cause leaves a heavy stock of heavy
woolens carried over. Importations are far
ahead of last year. Hence tbe outlook is that
opening prices will not be higher than the
present market values. Bright and medium,
1724c; coare braid, 1020c; low sandy, 1016c;
fine light 1621c; fine heavy. ll17cj tub
washed, choice, 36c; inferior, 30S4c
4 WhUky Market.
,ltTinibed EooOs we in good demand at f 1 03.
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Unsettled, With May nnd Jnne
Options a Trifle Higher July Lower
Corn and Oats Lose Ground
Hoc Prodncta Abont Steady.
Chicago The volume of business In wheat
to-day was not as great as that of yesterday,
though still of fair proportions. The feeling
was a little unsettled, and prices were advanced
somewhat above yesterday's closing, but the
.full improvement was not sustained. May
opened weaker and advanced 2c above inside
figures, receded and closed about ie higher
than yesterday's closing. Jnne advanced 2Js"c,
declined lc and closed U.C higher than yester
day. July opened at about yesterday's dosing,
eased off He, and then advanced lc, became
weaker and declined lc, and closed about c
lower than yesterday.
The advance brought out rather free offer
ings, parties who had bought at the lower
prices feeling inclined to realise, and the in
creased offerings created the subsequent de
cline. The shorts, too, had covered freely, and
there was less demand. There was some buy
ing for May delivery, credlted-to parties who
were Identified with the buU Interest, while the
trading In the more deferred futures was gen
eral. A fair business was transacted in corn, and
the feeling was easier. The longs were selling
out and the shorts covering. The market
opened a shade lower than yesterday's closing,
fluctuated frequently within c range, and
closed full iic lower than yesterday.
An unsettled feeling developed in oats and
prices were irregular. A good business was
transacted. Prices for May were bidupjitfi
fC bnt at the advance free selling was in
dulged in"by the Iongs,and a weaker feeling de
veloped aha the appreciation was lost.
A fairly active trade was reported In mess
pork. Prices ruled irregular. Early sales were
madeat57Kc decline, out the reduction was
quickly recovered, with fair buying, mainly for
May delivery. Later the offerings were en
larged and prices closed at inside figures.
The leading natures rangea as ioiiowk
wheat jno. a iiay. '
Oats So. 2 June, 25o; July, 2525M25
Mess Pork, per bbl. May, Sll 8511 92
11 6511 65: June, Ml 92KH 92K0U 7oU 7o;
July, Q12 0012 05U 82U 85.
Labd, per 100 tts May. SB 926 92K66 85
6 85; June, S6 956 90; July, 17 007 W6 95
Short Ribs, per 100 lb. May, $6 07
6 07K6S 955 95; June. S6 12K6 126 0
6 02$: July. S6 206 206 106 Itt
Cash quotations were as lollows: flour steady
and unchanged. No. 2 bpring wheat, 85JS6c;
No. 3 spring wheat, 87c; No. 2 red. fc5Ji86c.
No. 2 corn. 34K31Jic. No. 2oats,25Jc No.
2 rye, 43c No. 2 barley, nominal. No.1 flax
seed. SI 5331 54. Prime timothy seed. SI 30
133. Mess pork, per barrel, Sll 85U 90.
Lard, per 100 lbs. tS 82)4. Short ribs sides
(loose). S5 906 Oa Dry salted shoulders
(boxed). So 37550. Short clear sides (boxed),
56 37K6 5a bugar Cut loaf, unchanged.
Receipts Flour. 17.000 barrels; wheat, 27,000
bushels: corn, 245,000 bushels; oats. 99,000 bush
els: rye, 1,000 bushels: barley, 15,000 bushels.
Shipments Flour. 6,000 barrels; wheat. 11,000
bushels; corn. 317,000 bushels; oats, 48,000 bush
els; rye, 1,000 bushels; barley. 17,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market a active and unchanged. Eggs weak
er at 910c,
New York Flour active and weak. Wheat
Spot dull and nominally unchanged; options
weak and He lower on early and KSViO higher
on late months. Barley steady. Barley malt
dulL Corn Spot fairly active and c
lower; options ic lower and weak. Oats
Spot firm ana moderately active; options
weak and active. Hay quiet and steady; ship
ping, 65c: good to choice, 8095c Coffee
Options opened steady, unchanged to 10 points
up. closed barely steady at 510 points down;
sales, 4S.500 bags, including April, 16.5516.60c;
May, 16.6016.80c; June, 16.S016.90e: July,
16.8517.00c: August. 16.9o17.05c: September.
17.0517.20c; October, 17.2017.25c; November,
and December, 17.1517 30c; January, 17.25
17.40c; February. 17.45c: spot Rio steady: fair
cargoes at lSJic. Sugar Raw stronger; fair
refining. 5Jc: centrifugals, 98 test, 6Jjc; sales,
a&00 bags at 5-3-32C for concrete, ana 6c for
96 test centrifugals, 1.900 tons Iliolo at 4 5-16c;
refined firm and Vic higher: fair demand: C,
66?c; extra C, 7i7Mc; white extra C. 7316
5-16c; yellow, 6M6c: off A, 75-167Kc;
mold A, 8c: standard A, 7Jc: oonf ectioners A,
TJic; cut loaf, 9c; crushed, 9e; powdered,
Sjicarrannlated, 8c; cubes, 8Vc Molasses For
eign; quiet; New Orleans dull. Rice steady
and quiet. Cottonseed oil steady. Tallow
very strong; sales, 325 hhds city at 4?o Rosin
quiet, and steady. Turpentine 40 bbls. sold
at 474Sc closing with no stock and no
price. Egcsflrm with a fair demand; western,
10UKc; receipts. 12.518 packages. Pork
dull, old mess, S12 5012 75: new mess, $13 60
13 75; extra prime, S12 5a Cut meats quiet and
firm; -pickled bellies, 12 pounds average, bjic;
pickled shoulders, oc; pickled hams. 10 lpVic
Lard lower and dull, sales, western steam, S 25.
closing at S7 22V, city, $8 0: April, S7 19
asked; May. S7 197 23, closing at S7 19 asked;
June. S7 227 26, closing at 57 22 asked; Julv,
57 247 23, closing at S7 24 asked; August, S7 27
7 2s, closing at S7 27 asked; September, S7 28
67 30, closing at $728. Butter firm and ac
tive; western dairy. 1220c: do creamery, 18
26c; Elgms. 22Sc Cheese dull and un
settled; western, 8K10Kc
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
"Wheat The market was firm early in the day
on drouth reports from the Northwest; firmer
cables and reactions at other points, but late
became weak and gradually dropped back clos
ing a fraction below yesterday, ex
cept Jnne which was Jc high
er. No 2 red, cah. 87Kc. asked; May,
87K6SSS4c, closed at 87ic bid: June, 84K85Wc,
closed at MJgc; July, 77J7SJc, closed
at 78e bid; August, 77J775ic, closed at TTJgc
nominal: year, 77Jc, closed at 77Kc nominal.
Corn lower and weak: No. 2 mixed, cash,
30VJ30Jc;May,30K30k, closed at30i30c;
June, 31c closed at31$asked; July, 3232jc,
closed at SZVfc bid; August, 33e, closed at
33Uc asked; September, 34Kc. Oats unsettled;
No. 2, cash, 26c: May, 226Kc closed at
2626J4c asked. Rve more doing; No 2, 4345c.
Barley Nothing doing. Provisions dull, weak
and very little demand.
Cincinnati Flour weak. Wheat quiet; No.
2 red, 85c; receipts, 500 bushels; shipments,
1,000 bushels. Corn quiet: No 2 mixed, 35c
Oats steady: No. 2 mixed, 27Uc Rye firm;
No. 2, 52c Pork qniet at J12 50. Lard steady
at $6 8a Bulkmeats and bacon steady. Butter
quiet. Sugar firm. Eggs firm. Cheese steady.
Philadelphia Flour dull and unsettled.
Wheat Options dull and nominal, high grades
firm. CornNo. 2 and steamer in elevator ad
vanced KKc; carlots for local trade dull.
Oats Carlots dull; futures quiet and un
changed. Butter firm; Pennsylvania prints,
Baltimore Provisions dull and qniet
Butter firm: Western packed, 1820c;
best roll. 1718c; creamery, 2526c Eggs
firm at UV12c Coffee quiet and steady; RIo,
fair. 18Klic. Sugar quiet; A soft, 7c
Toledo Cloverseed dull and steady: cash,
$4 55; April, S4 50; receipts, 6 bags; shipments,
New York Pig iron firm. Copper dull and
nominal: lake, April, $14 60. Lead brisker,
with an upward tendency; domestic S3 65. Tin
quiet and fairly steady; Straits, S20 85.
A PEITATS CAE WKECKED.
Fearful Work of a Fast Freight Engine In
the Early Morning.
Chicago, April 10 Just as the regular
east-bound train of" the Santa Fe road was
leaving Lorenzo station, which is 50 miles
from Chicago, at 450 o'clock this morning,
an extra fast stock train, following, ran into
the rear of the passenger train at a good
speed, demolishing the private car of Henry
R. Hart, and damaging the freight engine
so that large quantities of steam escaped,
scalding those who had escaped from the
effects of the crash.
The following were killed: Henry K.
Hart, Miss Alice "Winslovr, Thomas Smith,
cook; Harry, the porter. The injured at
Mercy Hospital are John L. Hart and
wife, Henry; "W. Lamb and E. Ii Palmer.
Their injuries are nearly identical, consist
ing of severe scalds on the hands, laces and
legs. As far as ascertainable in their
present condition no bones were broken.
The surgeons in attendance greatly fear that
pneumonia will supervene, in which cases
their chances of recovery will be rery poor.
Miss Winslow was the fiancee of Mr. Lamb.
It is good business for every one having
a cold, to treat it promptly and properly
until it is gotten rid of intelligent experi
ence lortunately presenting in Dr. Jayne's
Expectorant a curative thoroughly adapted
to cure speedily all coughs and colds, and
to allay any exciting inflammation of the
throat or lungs. ,
Cnndlo bkades. '
Odd conceits in paper, silk and lace.
-Xote our window display. A new assort
ment just opened at Hardy & Hayes',
Jewelers, 533 Smitbfield street, between
Fifth and Sixth avenues. tts
All the leading brands of imported
champagnes sold by G. W. Schmidt, 95 and
j num. avenue.
THE DIAMOND BOOM.
Suggestions of Importance to Both
Sides of the Controversy.
SLOW COLLECTIONS EXPLAINED.
A Pittsburg Firm Compelled to Send East
for Supplies of HardTrare.
STILL ANOTHER EAST END PAEADISE
The leading event that occupies publie
attention in real estate and local business
circles these days continues to be the pro
posed widening of Diamond street. Sum
maries have been made of all the purchases
between Market and Smithfield, which have
been separately reported in TheDispatch
from day to day as they were madeaduring
the past two months. These now aggregate
over $500,000, beginning with the Marvin
sale of 60 feet, and ending, so far, with a
sale of 40 feet, the Bihlman property, so
long and so well known for its restaurant
Mr. J. M. Ouffey.was the buyer of this lot at
540,000. The question now is. will the street be
widened and how farT The ordinances pend
ing before Councils leave this wholly to the
abutting property owners. The new purchasers,
who are reported as including among others
the well-known and enterprising capitalists and
business men, Messrs. Mellon, Magee,
Frick and Craig, have tbe widening
in view. Many of the older owners on the
street favor it likewise. The difficulty, such as
it may be, will come in adjusting fair allow
ances for the property that is damaged or
wholly taken. The general business opinion is
that what is untouched willbe increased in
value from the average price of about $1,000
per foot, at which it has been bought, to at
least 52,000 per foot, and possibly $3,000 where
the lots are 120 feet deep. This increase leaves
ample margin for paying damages.
As to that part of Diamond street above
Smithfield, little has been said and nothing
done beyond introducing an ordinance which
likewise leaves the widening there to the prop
erty owners. Above Smithfield, the street is
already wider by ten feet than below. This
widening is complete on the northerly sidS
where The Dispatch buildiug stands. The
southerly side is about three-fourths of the
length widened. What is now mostdesrable
on the part of Diamond street above Smith
field is a reduction of 'the grade so as to make
the outlet to Forbes and the East End easier.
This, it is supposed, will be considered.
Several Pittsburg firms in the drygoods and
grocery trades complain of tbe tardiness of
their country customers in paying their bills.
A member of one of the firms in question said
yesterday that he had never known collections
to be slower. Country merchants have a good
excuse for this. The roads were in such a
wretched condition dnring the winter that they
were unable to market the prodnce they had
taken in exchange for goods. The result was
that they were unable to meet their bills as
they fell due. This Is further evidence of the
fact that bad roads cost tbe country a large
sum of money every year by cutting down the
volume of business.
The Sunday fire that destroyed the Hubbard
ax factory upset the calculations of several
large hardware firms. One of them had placed
orders there for a full line of axes and shovels
for the spring trade. The fire came before any
part of the order had been filled. The firm will
now be compelled to purchase from Eastern
manufacturers. If the fire had occurred a few
weeks later Pittsburg would be a good many
thousand dollars better off.
There is a good demand for warehouse floors
on side streets. They are wanted for light
manufacturing and other kinds of business
that do not demand a central location. Build
ings of this description are scarce, and pay
from 8 to 10 per cent, on the investment. This
is a pointer for capitalists.
Real estate is still a live interest in and
about Pittsburg. The demand for all descrip
tions of property is unabated. Several large
transactions are in course of development, but
are not quite ripe enough to cut. One of them
is the transfer of abont 25 acres in an East End
suburb to a syndicate composed of local capi
talists. If the deal materializes the purchasers
will, during the summer, put up about 50 houses
on the property and sell the remainder in
large-sized lots to persons who will agree to put
up first-class buildings. If all the plans are
carried out the place will be one of the tomest
in the .East End.
The big bank vault in the Fidelity building Is
approaching completion. The doors are up
-and part of the roof is in place. The job, it is
thought, will be completed in about two weeks,
when there will be a grand test of its ability to
withstand tbe assaults of experts in the line of
opening strong boxes. The cost of the vault
will be .about $75,000.
James W. Drape 4 Co. have sold about 30
houses at auction this season at prices ranging
from SI. SOO to $30,000. One advantage derived
from selling property this way, Mr. Drape re
marked, is that it brings all the prospective
buyers face to face and compels them to act
promptly; and it generally results in securing
higher prices by getting up a friendly rivalry
between the bidders.
A syndicate of local business men, headed by
Joseph S. Brown, Esq . has purchased the con
trolling interest in the Allegheny and New
Brighton Turnpike road at a price approxi
mating 5100,000. It is the general opinion that
the road will be utilized as the route for a new
rapid transit line, to be operated on the cable
system, by electricity, by steam or some new
motive power. There are other theories, how
ever. A gentleman who claimed to know de
nied that tbe Fort "Wayne Railroad Company
was in any way interested in the deal.
AFEAID OF EACH OTHER.
Stock Brokers Still Ploying; the Game of
Watch and Walt.
Yesterday was a dull day on the Stock Ex
change, the totl sales amounting to only 415
shares. One side was afraid to buy and the
other afraid to sell, lest their harmonious rela
tions should be disturbed and the market show
a divergence in favor of the other fellow. The
result was that there were a good many held
over orders. The gassers were barely steady
with the exception of Philadelphia, which was
fractionally stronger. Electric was under a
cloud, going In a small way at 57. Switch and
Signal sold at 26 in the forenoon, but a slight
attack of depression in tbe afternoon caused it
to drop half a point. Tractions were as usual
of late dull apa neglected, the only one show
ing any life being the Pittsburg, 35 shares of
which changed hands at 49. Central is badly
handicapped by fears of an assessment. Bids
and offers were:
Bid. Asked. Hid.-Asked.
Chartiers Val. Gas Co. BIX M a ....
Nat.' Gas Co. of W. Va 60 7i 69 ....
People'sPIpeageGas 16 17V
PhlladelphlaCo 39i m 39$ 39
Pine RunUas.. 8a 90
Wheeling Gas Co .. SWg 30 29 80
Central Traction 533 .... 215J a
Citizens' Traction 67)j .... 63 ....
Pittsburg iTaciion u
Pleasant Valley K.B.. .... ....
l'ltts..Cln.iSt.UK.K. 15M 18
Pitts & Western KK. 8K 9
P.tW.B K.pref.... 16$ 17
Consignee Alining Co.. SO 31
I.a Norta Mlnlnir Co .. 2 Z 2 2
Westinrboose Electric 55 874 KV 57M
U. fawltch Signal Co. 26K I6 25 26)4
Westlng'ee AlrB. Co 122
Westtng'se B. Co. lln-. 64
Pitts. Plate Glass Co .. Ii5 .... us
At the morning call 15 shares of Phila
delphia Oas sold at SOii, s. o. 15. 100 regular at
39, 60 Wheeling Gas at SO, 35 Pittsburg
Traction at 49 8 Electric at 67, and 10 Switch
and Signal at 26K.
In the afternoon 38 Pittsburg and Western
common went at 9, 49 Switch and Signal at 26,
and 40 Central Traction at 2
Henry M. Long sold 200 shares Philadelphia
Gas at 89K and 40 Airbrake at 121. J. F. Stark
sold 50 Electric at S!.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were .296.335 shares, inclnding: Atch
ison, 40.554: Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern, 8,200f Denver, Texas and Ft. Worth, 5,842;
Lake Shore, 14.511: Louisville and Nashville,
20,575; Missouri Pacific, 6,400; Northwestern,
13,310; Northern Pacific preferred, 4 600; Bead
ing, 38,400; 8t. Paul, 49.834; Union Pacific, 13,
650; Western Union, 8.465.
New York. April 10. Amador. 100: Aspen,
1.000: Caledonia. B. H.. 300: Colorado Central.
170; Consolidated calUornU. and Virginia,
775; Commonwealth, 625; Deadwood T.. ISO;
Eureka Consolidated, 100: El Cristo, 140; Hale
&. Norcross, 410; Homestake, 800; Horn Sil
ver, 140: Iron Silver 300; Mono, 100; Mutual, 11U;
Ophlr, 525; Plymouth. 1.000: Savage. 260; Sierra
Nevada, SOO; Standard, 100; Union Consolidated,
ANOTHER "VIEW OF IT. '
Borrowers Not Altogether Dependent Upon
the Banks for Favors.
Bates for money at the local banks yesterday
were unchanged, but a stronger undertone was
reported, which was encouraging as far as It
went. People are not making as much paper
as the bankers wouldlike, but this ii accounted
for, fn part, by the fact that private loans are
larger than usual. A large number of persons
are doing a thriving bussines in this way.
While this is rather hard on the banks, it is all
the samo to business, tbe only difference being
that It does not count in the clearings, leading
some people to think that nothing is doing, be
cause bank funds keep on accumulating.
Keeping this fact in view, it will readily be
seen that tbe condition of business should not
be gauged by the quantity of paper passing
through the regular financial channels. The
exchanges were 52,162,896 61, and the balances
Money on call at New York yesterday was easy
at 3 to tyi per cent. Last loan 3, closed iffered
at 3. Prime mercantile paper, 48. Ster
ling exchange dull but firm at 51 87 for
60-day bills, and 54 88 for demand. x
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.4HS. reg WWaiOSM
U. 8. 4HS. coups 107I0S
U.S. 4s. reg.... K8Sl29Ji
U.S. 4s, coups , USSISH
Currency, 6 per cent. lSSSreg 120
Currency, 6 per cent. 1896 reg. 123
Currency, 6 per cent, 1877 reg KSii
Currency, 6 per cent, 1693 reg 130
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg 132
New YOEK-Clearings, $119,591,974; balances,
Boston Clearings, 515,822,334; balances
9i,tou,tfixr. iuoney y per cent.
PHn.ADEi.pniA Clearings, 510,675,404; bal
Baltimore Clearings, 5LS72,36S; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
St. Louis Clearings, 52,010,275; balances,
London Bar silver 12 y,& per ounce.
Paris Bentes, S5f 75c for the account.
DULL AKD WEAK.
Report of the Pipe Lines Palls toDlstnrb the
The monthly report of the pipe lines, posted
on 'Change yesterday, had no appreciable ef
fect on the oil market. Bullish news has com
pletely lost its virtue. The day was one of the
dullest of the year. The opening price was
S9c. From this the market rallied to 99c, and
then to 90c which was the top price. It held
around this price nntil near the close, when it
dropped to 89Jc, which were tbe final figures.
Trading in puts and calls indicated a belief in
a slight improvement, but between this and a
lower level the chances seemed to be about
even. Several operators wbo had been holding
oil since the price was above 92c, were noticed
selling about 100.000 barrels, showing they had
lost confidence in a spring boom.
A. B. McGrew & Co. quote puts, 89c;
The following table, corrected Dy l)e Witt 1)11
worth, broker In petroleum, etc. corner fifth
avenae and Wood street, iusbarg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc;
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened Ml Bules 12.WP. it.... 90 W4
10 ISA. U.... mh 90 LOOP. M... 90 90
10.30 A. M.... DO 90H 1:15 P. U.. 90 90X
10.15 A. It.... 90 - 90)2 1.30 P. M.... 90 90H
11:00A. 31.... 90 Kii 1:45 P. M.... 89 90
11:15A.M.... 90 90i 2 00P.M.... S3Ja 90
11.30 A. K.... 90 BOH MS P. X.... Kh 90
UI4SA. II.... 90 90X 2 30 P.M.... S9 90
12 00H 90 90X 2:45P.M.... 89 v 90
i2:p. k.... to govi Closed tan ....
12 SOP. II.... 90 eo,H
Opened. 893(o: Signet, 90 e: lowest. 89o:
Jlany ran 53,400
Average runs .' 44.582
Dally shipments.. .- 78,674
Average shipments 71,821
Dallr charters.. 104.782
Average charters 27,232
Clearances u,u,.. 762,000
Hew York closed at SOc
Oil City closea at 90c
Bradroro closea at 90c ,
Heir Yorlc. refined. 7c
London, renned, 5?.t. ,
Antwerp, reflneu. 16M& f
"Oilier OH Markets.
On, Crrr. April io. National transit cer
tificates opened at 89c; highest, OOc; lowest,
89c; closed, W)c ,
Bradford. lApril la National transit cer
tificates opened atS9Jc; closed at 90c; highest,
90Jic: lowest. 89Jc
Trrus'VTLi.E. April 1ft National transit cer
tificates opened. aiS3JicUilhest, 90Kc; lowest,
89c: closed, 90eirr:rzr-
New York; "April 10. Petroleum opened
steady at 88c. and after the first sales moved
up to 90Vc The market then became dnll and
remained so until tbe close, which was Bteady
atOOc. Sales, S68.000 barrels.
REAL ESTATE DEALS.
A Wood Street Merchnnt Buys a Site for a
Fine Stone Besldence.
W. C. Stewart, 114 Fourth avenue, sold for
Hartman & Schwan to a well-known Wood
street merchant a lot on Neglev avenue. Nine-
I teenth ward, adjoining the residence of Hon.
Thomas Mellon, being 108x170 feet, for 57,500
cash. The purchaser intends to erect a hand
some stone residence.
Samuel W, Black & Co , 99 Fourth avenue,
placed a mortgage for 57,000 on a house and lot
in the Fifth ward, Allegheny, for three years,
at 5 per cent.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
for Thomas A. Orr to G. B. Bosworth. of H. C.
Frlck & Co.. a lot 44x100 feet, on Snmmerlea
street, for 81,825. Mr. Bosworth will commence
building a fine dwelling.on this property at
once They also placed a .mortgage of 52.200
for three years, at 6 per cent, on ten vacant lots
near Millvale borough.
And by Good Baling Give Stocks a Hand.
some Boost Nearly Everything Fairly
Active and Higher Railroad
Bonds Brace Up.
New York, April 10. There was more ac
tivity in the stock market this morning than
during the same hours for a long time, but
later tbe market quieted down and lost a por
tion of the early gains, but prices at the close
were materially higher than those of last even
ing. The forelgnerswere the chief factor to
day in continuing the advance, and while the
early London cables, reported handsome ad
vances over prices of last evening, the foreign!
buying orders in this market were sufficient to
open stock K par cent higher in the general
list, while Atchison, which was favorably af
fected by tbe fact that the efforts of Messrs.
Kidder, Peabody &. Co. to bring about a change
In the directory were meeting with some suc
cess, was up Ji per cent.
The feeling was generally bullish, and the
scare over the low bank reserves reported last
Saturday seemod,in view of the large pur
chases by the Secretary of the Treasury, to
have entirely passed away. Still, there was
considerable realizing by the long interests,
and after the opening spurt, while the market
maintained a firm tone, the changes in quota
tions were in but few cases for more than
slight fractions. St. Paul led the upward
movement, and was followed by Lake Erie and
Western preferred, and later by Burlington,
bnt the gains in no case were for more than
fractional amounts. Manhattan came to the
front toward noon, and made a spurt of 3 per
cent, which there is no evidence to show was
anything more than manipulation, as the rest
of the list retired slightly from the best prices
of the morning before noon.
Up to this time there had been a large vol
ume of business, and nearly two-thirds of the
entire day's business was transacted before
noon, but after that time there was a steadily
decreasing business done.and fluctuations were
confined to the smallest fractions, except in a
few specialties, among which Denver, Texas
and Fort Worth and San Francisco pre
ferred were most prominent. In tbennlisted
department, however, there were some sharp
movements, and Sugar Trusts on a very large
business advanced 4, and New Brunswick,
which is attracting somewhat more attention
than of late, , to 21.
There was some heaviness toward delivery
hour, but Atchison was tbe only stock showing
any marked animation, and the market finally
closed qniet but strong at close to the best
prices of tbe day. Colorado Coal is per centi
lower this evening, but with that exception the
entire active list Is higher. Manhattan rose 2K
Consolidated Gas IK. Ban Francisco preferred
1 Louisville and Nashville 1 per cent, and
others fractional amounts.
.Railroad bonds were Jagaln fairly active to
day, tbe sales of all issues aggregating 51,804,
000, though the only marked activity was in
the Louisville. New Albany anrT Chic4c-o eon.
.sojj), vbicb. contributed. $l74,o to the grand
total. The tone of the market was strong
throughout, though there was some weak spots
and a few marked losses sustained. The most
noted advances were St. Paul, Chicago and
Missouri River 5sr 2, to 101, and Shenandoah
Valleygeneral receipts 2, to S3. On the other
hand, Colorado Coal 6s lost 2K, at 93, and Alton
and Terre Haute dividends 3. at 40.
The following table shows tne prices pf active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of ftew York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
lng. Am. Cotton Oil 55
Atch.. Top. ft 8. P.... 4SK
Canadian Pacific 81
Canada Southern. S3
Central or Hew Jersey. 96K
Chesapeake & Ohio ... KM
C. Bur.&Quincy..... Wi
C, Mil. ft 8t. Paul... 65M
C, Mil.&St. P . pr...103
O., KocKL &P 91
C, St. Ife&rTtts
C., St. L. A fltts. pf.. SS
C. ft Northwestern. ...1C5V
C.A Northwestern, pf. ....
Col. Coal ft Iron 27
Del., L. &V XH
Del. ft Hudson
Denver ft Bio G.. pr... JIM
E.T.,Va, ftGa.lstpr ....
K. T., Va. ftGa. 2dpf. ....
Illinois Central 110?,
Like Erie ft Western.. 133 ,
Lake Erie ft West. pr.. 37Ji
Lake Shore ft M. 8. ...102
Lonlsvllleft Nashville. 63
Michigan Central 87
Mobile ft Ohio 10
Mo., K. ftTexas 13
Missouri Pacific 70K
New iork Central.. ...10744
. Y.. L.E. ft W 2SJJ
" X., V. SSI. Li
n. ., o. & st. l. nr.
J.Y., C. &St.L.2dnf ....
N.YftN. E 42X
i. Y., O. ft W 16J
Norfolk ft Western
Norfolk ft Western, pi 60K
Nortnern Pacific pref. 61
Ohio ft Mlsslcalnni.
Peo. Dee. A Kvana
Phlladel. ft Heading.. 44K
Pullman Palace Car ..181K
Richmond ft W. P. T.. 26H
Richmond A W.P.T.pf 7jJ
St. Paul ft Dulutu 32
St. Paul ft Duluth pf.. .. .
St. p., Minn. 4 Man... 99
St.L. 4 San Fran
St. L. ft San Kran pf.. Wi
St. L. ft.SanF.lst pf.. ...
Texas Pacific S0
Wabash preferred 26Ji
Western Union 85
Wheeling ft L. E 66S
A Strong Opening, Followed by a Dnll and
Boston, April 10 The local market was
quite strong this morning, owing to the favora
ble influence exerted by the Improvement in
Wall street, but later In the day the market
was quiet and scarcely np to the best point of
Atch. ft Toe. 1st 7s. lis
Boston A Albany.. .214
Boston ft Maine. ....170
C.. B. 4 93
Clnn. San. ft Clare. 24j
Eastern R. R 81
Eastern R. it. 6s 125K
Flint A PereM 26
FUntftTereM. trd. 97
Mexican Cen. com.. 13H
M. C, IstMort. bds. 6SK
. Y. AewKng... 43
N. Y.&N. E.7S....127
Old colony 172
Rutland preferred.. 37
Calumet A Hecla....213
Pewablc (new) 3.55
Bell Telephone 22s '
Boston Land 6H
Hater Power 6U
San Diego 23
Closing quotations of iilladelphla stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked-
Pennsylvania Railroad MK 54V
Reading Railroad 22 5-18 &H
Rufialo, Pittsburg and Western 117b 12
Lehigh Valley 533 53
Lehigh Navigation SIX SIM
Philadelphia and Erie 29
U. Co.'s New Jersey 232H
Northern Pacific 26) 26
Northern Pacific preferred 61)4 6144
CITY SAVINGS BANK,
SIXTH AVE. AND 8MITHFIELD ST.
Capital, 5100,000, with privilege of $500,000.
Surplus and undivided profits, 523,600.
Transacts a General Banking Business. Ac
counts Solicited. Collections a Specialty.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
JAS. CALLERY President
W.J.BURNS Vice President
JOHN W. TAYLOR Cashier
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
-No. 410 Smithfield St.
t f'APiTAT.. .... fiinnnnnnn.
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest.
JAMES P. SPEER. Vice Prest
mb22-95-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
Ttfl ONEY TO LOAN -
On mortgages on improved real estate in sums
of 51,000 and upward. Applv at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK.
mh4-34-i No. 124 Fourth avenue.
a purely Vegetable
I Compound that exnels
salt bad humors from the
S system. Removes blotch-
'es and pimples, and
makes pure, rich blood.
jas. unra & bro.,
BOILERS, PLATE AND SHEET-IRON
PATENT SHEET IRON ANNEALING
With an Increased capacity and hydraulic
machinery we are prepared to furnish all work
In our line cheaper and better than by the old
methods. Repairing and general machine
work. Twenty-ninth street and Allegheny Val
ley Railroad. i e5-55-TTS
Established 1849. Telephone Call 107a.
PRANK J. GUOKERT,
Contractor and Manufacturer of
BANK, OFFICE. STORE AND CHURCH
Doors, Wainscoatlng, Ceilings and Hard Wood
Work of every description, for building and
decorative purposes. Mantels, Cabinets and
Furniture of Special Design. Drawings and
Estimates furnished on application. Office an 1
factory, Nos. 6S and 70 Seventh Avenue, Pitts
burg. Pa. Hard wood lumber. n27-hl00-TTS
bTEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
Sailing every Wednesday from Philadelphia
and Liverpool. Passenger accommodations tor
all classes unsurpassed. Tickets sold to and
from Great Britain and Ireland, Norway, Swe
den, Denmark, etc
PETER WRIGHT & SONS,
General agents, 807 Walnut st. Philadelphia.
Full Information can be bad ef J. J. MCCOR
MICK, Fourth avenue and Smithfield street.
LOUIS MOESER, bit! Smithfield street.
NORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAST
route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer Service twice a week from
New York to Southampton (London, Havre),
8s.Ia.hn.Apr. 10.1P.K. I SiAller. Apr. 17, 7 A. K
8s.EIbe.Apr.13i 3 pm. Ss.Werra. Apr.24, 9 A. M
S:Eider.Apl6.6.3UAM Ss.Saale.Apr. 24, 1 P. M.
First Cabin, Winter rates, from 575 upward. ,
MAX SCHAMBERQ & CO., Agents, Pitts,
OELRICHS & CO., 3 Bowling Green. New
York City. ja29-71-D
NEW YORK TO LIVERPOOL VIA OUEENS
IOWN, FROM PIER 40 NORTH RIVER.
FAST EXPRESS"MA1L SERVICE.
Gallia, Apr. 10, 1 r MlEtrurla, Apr. 27. 3 P M
Umbria, Apr. 13, 3 P MlAurania. May 4, 8:30 A u
Servia. Apr. 20, 9AM!Gallla, May 8, 11 A M
Bothnia, Apr. 24, 1 P Ml Umbria, May It, 2:3Qpu
Cabin passage, (60, (SO and (100; Intermediate
3. Steerage tickets to and from all parts of
urope at very low rates.
VERNON H. BROWN ft CO., General Agents,
4 Bowling Green, New York.
J. 3. MCCORMICK-Agent.
i ourth ave. and Smlthflcla St., Pittsburg.
To Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin
' and Liverpool.
FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY.
Cabin passage I3S and (S3, according to location
of stateroom. Excursion (63 to 890.
Steerage to and from Europe, at Lowest Rates.
AUSTIN BALDWIN ft CO., General Agents,
53 Broadway, New York.
J. J. MeCORMICK, Agent, Pittsburg. Pa.
A Surplus of New York and Shortage
of Good Ohio Cheese.
BUTTER VERY ACTIYE, EGGS QUIET
Hay and Oats Snpply Below Demand
Corn and Feed Go Slow.
BEIGHT PE0SPECTS F0K LUMBER
OFFICE OF THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
Wednesday, April 10. 18S9. S
Country Prodnce Jobbing; Prices.
Though trade gives no signs of booming, a
more hopeful feeling prevails with merchants.
The old stock of fruit and vegetables is being
worked off for what it will bring. Soon "all
things will become new." Another week or
two will wind up last season's products. Fann
ers and dealers will then sum. up losses and
turn their faces to the future in the hope that
nature will not be so bountiful tbe coming sea
son as last. Butter Is in active demand. Eggs
are quiet. Next week being the windup of
Easter, the customary drop in eggsis expected
to follow, and dealers are already making
preparations for tbe decline. There is a sur
plus of New Yprk cheese and a shortage of
Ohio in this market. Prices rule about the
same for good Ohio cheese as New York.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2829c; Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 2021cj country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, SI 90: choice peas,
Beeswax 2830o $) lb for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, $6 07 50; common,
3 504 00; crab cider. $8 0OS 50 ? barrel;
elder vinegar, 1012c ?1 gallon.
Cheese Qhlo cheese, fall make, 12lZc;
New York, fall make, 1212Kc: Limburger,
lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, 11K12C
Dbied Peas SI 261 35 $1 bushel; split do,
2?3ic V ft- J
Eggs ll12c 9 dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, SI o02 00 $! barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c fl ft: cranberries, J8 00
ft barrel; S3 402 60 per bushel; strawberries,
50c a quart.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do.. 404345c; mixed lots, 3035c f ft.
Hominy 82 652 75 ffl barrel.
Honey New crop, 1017c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, S035ofl bushel; J2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 60 for Jer-
Poultry Live chickens, 7580c ,1R pair;
dressed chickens, lS15c 9 pound; turkeys, 18
20c, dressed, bound; ducks, live, 80685c 1
pair; dressed, li14c jf) pound; geese, 1015c
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Jhs to bushel. SS i)
busnel; clover, large English. 62 Its, 6 25;
clover, Alslke, S3 60; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 lbs, $1 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 lbs, SI 20:
orchard grass, 14 lbs, S2 00; red top, 14 lbs, SI 00:
millet, 50 lbs, SI 25; German millet, 50 lbs, S2 00;
Hungarian grass. 48 lbs, S2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per lb.
Taixow Country, 4x5c; city rendered,
TboficaTj Fbuits Lemons, fancy, S3 50
4 00 box; common lemons, $2 75 ft box; Mes
sina oranges, S3 0P4 00 Ifl box; Florida oranges.
S4 505 00 V t! Valencia oranges, fancy, 85 50
7 00 case: Malaga grapes, SO 00010 00 $3
per keg; bananas, $2 60 firsts; SI 60, good
seconds. $1 bnncb; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 $J
hundred: new figs, 10llo if pound; dates, 5
6Kcf pound. '
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches:
cabbages, SI 502 00 hundred: new cabbage,
$2 0OQ2 50 f) crate; onions. 5075c jfl tjanel;
onion sets, fancy Enes, S3 253 50; Jerseys,
S2 753 00; Western, S2 602 75; turnips, 25
EOc f) bushel.
Coffee options have advanced 50 points in
New York this week, and all signs point to an
other rise in packages. Sugars are again ad
vanced and are firm enough to go up still
higher. General groceries are unchanged. (
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2223c; choice
Rio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair RIo, 1819c;
old Government Java. 27c; Maracalbo, 22023c;
Mocha, 30K11Kc; Santos,;i922c; Caracas
coffee, 20K c; peaberry, Rio, 2i23c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c:
high grades, 2b28ci old Government Javaj
bulk, 32K33Xc;,Maracaibo,27H28c; Santos,
2224c; peaDerry, 27c: peaberry Santos,
2224c; choice Rio, 25Hc; prime Rio, 23c;
good Rio, 22c srdmary, 21Kc.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nntmeg, 7080c
Petboleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight. B0, 8Kc: water
white, 10Kc; globe, 12c; elalne, 15o; carnadine,
HKc; royaline, lie.
Sybups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, S338c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;strict
ly prime, 3335c; hew maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 48c; me
dium, 43c: mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3X4c; bi-carb in 3s,
5c: bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, ljc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearirib,
per set, 8Kc; paraffinc, ll12c- '
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kcj choice, 6Ji
7c; prime, 5Ji5Vc; Louisiana, B6Kc
Stabch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 57c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London 'layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, $2 25: California Muscatels;
SI 85: Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 435c;
Turkey prunes, new, 4Q5c; French prunes,
8K13c: Salonlca prunes, In 2 lb packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00: almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12k15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna tigs, 12K
16c; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per lb, 2122c; lemon
peel, per ft, S1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, Sliced, per lb, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6j6J5c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lbc; peaches, evaporated,
pared. 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2424Kc: blackberries, 78c; huckle
SUGABS Cubes, 8SKc; powdered, 8
8c; granulated, S;sc; confectioners' A,
itaoc; sranuaru a.bc; soitwnues,
yellow, choice. 7KK79sc: yellow, eooi
j"OIlutv, tun, uu, jciiun, IMlft, imv.
Pickles Medium, bbls. (L20O), 54 50; me
diums, half bbls (GOO), S2 75.
Salt-No. 1 $ bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, W bbl, $1 05;
dairy, B bbl, $1 20; coarse crystal, f bbl, SI 20;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 SO; Higgln's
Eureka, 16-14 lb pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaenes, SI 30
1 00; lids, 51 301 35: extra peaches, SI 601 90;
pie peaches, 90c: finest corn. SI 0Ol 50: Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cSl GO; lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 40 1 50; Bahama do,
S2 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, $2 00; California pears. S2 501 do
greengages, 2 00; do egg plums. 52 00: extra
white cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 21bs, 90c;
raspberries, SI 1501 40; strawberries. SI 10;.
gooseberries, SI 201 30; tomatoes, 8292c;
salmon. 1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, SOc; suc
cotash, 2-S cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2tts,
SI 251 50; corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft cans,
S13 59: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 lb,
SI 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 50;
sardines, domestic li", S4 154 50; sardines,
domestic Ks, SS 258 50: sardines, imported,
is, Sll 5012 50; sardines, imported, s. SIS 00;
sardines, mustard, $1 00; sardines, spiced, S4 25.
Fish Extra No.-1 bloater mackerel, $36 fl
bbl.: extra No, 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extraNo.ldo.messed.S36;
No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c $1 ft.; do medium George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless bake, in str'ps, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks. 67c Herring
Hound shore S5 00 bbl.; split, $7 00; lake S2 50
100-fti half bbl. White fish, $7 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, So 50 ft half bbL Finnan
hadders, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut. 13c ft lb.
Buckwheat Flour 2J2? ft Jb.
Oatmeal SC 306 60 M bbl. '
Miners Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6860c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Flonf nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 21 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, 2 cars of e. corn, 1 of feed, 2 of flour,
1 of barley, 1 of oats. By Pittsburg and Lake
Ene, 1 car of corn, 2 of wheat, 1 of flour, 1 of
malt. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St Louis,
1 car of straw, 2 of hay, 1 of flour, 4 of oats.
By Pittsburg and Western, 1 csr of flour.
There was but one sale on call, viz., a car of
coarse w. w. bran, 512 50, 10 days. Tbe demand
for hay and oats continues very active, and
prices have taken an upward turn, as will be
seen by our quotations below. Corn and mill
feed remain in tbe old ruts. The flour drift is
toward greater ease, and buyers pursue the
hand to mouth policy.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 98
99o; No. 3 red. 88091c
.,,..... (.1. AT., n.llnn. 1ia1 fTTV..
"- Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 39$40c: high mixed
ear. 30&iskjc; noiyeiiow, sneuea, xxaMc:
No. 2 jellow, shelled, 37K3bc; bleb mixed,
shelled. 3737c: mixed, shelled, 3536c
Oats No. 2 white, 3333Uc; eitra.No. 3, 32
32Kc; No. 3 white,. S030&c: No. 2 mixed, 23
Rye NO. 1 Western, 7075c: No. 2, 5556c
da, 85S8c; No. 3 Canada, 7072cfLake Shore,
Floub Jobbing prices, winter natents. S6 CO
g6 25; spring patents, S6 256 50: winter straight,
S5 255 60; clear winter, $4 755 00; straight
XXXX bikeis'. U eol;75, Bre floor, ft oa
MrLLFEES Middlings, fine white, S15 00
16 00 ft ton; brown middlings. $12 0012 50;
winter wheat bran, S13 00QI3 50; chop feed,
S15 00Q16 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, S15 E016 00;
No.l do, S14 25314 60; No. 2 do. S13 0013 00:
loose from wagon. 818 002U 00; No. 1 upland
prairie. $10 0010 25; No. 2, S8 008 50; packing
do. $5 506 50.
Straw Oats. S8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 5008 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, lOJc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
Uc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon,10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 8Kc: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c: sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8Jc: sugar
cured dried beef sets, Bici sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, llljc: bacon shoulders, TKc; bacon
clear sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies. 8c: dry
pork, heavy, S14 00; mess pork, family, S14 50L
Lard Refined In tierces, TOjc: half barrels, 7c;
60-ft tubs, 7c: 201b pails, 7c: 50-ft tin cans,
79c: 3-B tin palls, 8c; 5-lb tin palls, 7c; 10-B
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, Sc;large,
5c Fresh porlclinks. 9c. Pigs feet, half barrel,
H 00; quarter barrel. SI 90.
Armour & Co. furnish tbe following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses. 450 to 650 lbs,
7)jc ft lb. Lambs, 8Jc ft ft. Hogs, 6&c Fresh
pork loins, 9c
An active trade in pine and hemlock lumber
is reported. It is too early in the seasonforthe
hard wood trade to boom. Poplar has ad
vanced in price because of its growing popu
larity for inside finish and porch columns.
Clear poplar gives as good satisfaction in these
lines as pine, and prices are much lower. Lum
ber dealers are happy over tbe bright building
prospects for the coming season, the brightest
for many years, they say. Walnut Is again
growing into popular favor, after a few years'
retirement by the fashionable world.
PINK UNPLANED YARD QUOTATIONS.
Clear boards, per M f53 0rj55 CO
Select common boards, per M 30 CO
Common boards peril 20 00
bheathln ' 18 00
Pine frame lumber per M 22 00(3S7 00
Shingles, No.l, Win. peril 00
bhlngles, Ho. 2, 18 In. per M. 37S
Clear boards, per M. f 6000
Surface boards 80 0033 00
Clear, -lnch beaded celling 28 00
Partition boards, peril 33 00
Floorlntr, No.l 30 00
Flooring, No.2. 2S0O
Yellow pine flooring 30 C0K 00
"Weather-boarding, moulded. No. 1.... 30 00
Weather-boarding, moulded. No. 2.... 25 00
Weather-boarding, K-lnch 20 00
BARD WOODS YARD QUOTATIONS.
Ash, 1 to 4 In S30 0040 00
Black walnut, green.log run 3rj0rgo0 00
Mack walnut, dry, log run 60 00(375 00
Cherry t. 65 OO07S 00
(xreen white oak plant, 2 to 4 in 20 00(5)25 00
Dry white oak plank, 2 to 41n 2100(f25 00
Dry white oak boards, tin 1 20 00(323 00
West Va. yellow pine, 1 inch 20 0025 00
West Va. yellow pine, IK Inch 25 00(330 00
West Va. yellow poplar, Xtolln 25 00330 00
Hickory, 1)4 to 3 fn 18 0025 0O
Hemlock building lumber, peril 1300
Bank rails .. 14 00
Boat studdtnz 14 00
Coil car plant 20 00
HARD WOODS-JOBBING PKICE3.
Aih, 1 to4 in f 00(330 00
Black walnut, green, log run 45 00350 00
Black walnut, dry, log run 30 0OSH5 00
Green white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 17 00(3)20 00
Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 18 00320 00
Dry white oak boards, 1 In 19 OOSflO 00
West Va. yellow pine, lln ISOOaMOO
West Va. yellow pine, lk in 19 00322 00
WestVa. yellow poplar, Ktolln IS 00325 00
Hickory, 1) to 3 & 18 00(322 on
Hemlock building timber, fill 100012 00
Bunk rails , 14 00
Boat studding..... 14 00
Coal car plank 13 00
LATE NEWS IN BKIEP.
Frank Cushman, who ten years ago disap
peared with $22,000 belonging to the Merchants'
National Bank of Providence, R. L, has been
captured at Denver.
Yesterday's bond offerings aggregated
$355,600. as follows: Registered 4s, $158,800 at
129. and $200,000 at 129, ex-Interest; coupon 4s,
$6,300 at 129: registered 4Ks. $500 at 108. All
were accepted except the $200,000 registered 4s.
The directors of the Wheeling and Lata
Brie road met in New York yesterday and de
clared the regular quarterly dividend ofl per
cent on tbe preferred stock. The transfer
books close on the 25th inst., and the dividend
is payablo May 15.
The orders for the Richmond to proceed
from tbe mouth of tbe La Platte river. South
America, to Samoa have been countermanded
and the work on the Adamsnow at Mare Island,
and which was also to have gone to Samoa, will
not be pushed with such expedition.
At Chicago Jndge Prendergast yesterday
morning found William Wilson guilty of Inter
ferintrwlth the Judges and clerks of election in
tbe Eighth precinct of the First ward, and sen
tenced him to SOO days in the county jail. His
offense was stealing the ballots after they had
John G. Thompson, the missing postal
clerk of Colnmbus, who left Detroit suddenly
Monday night wnen he learned that the author
ities knew of his whereabouts, is now at tbe
British American Hotel, in Windsor, Canada.
The penalty for his alleged crime Is from one
to ten years in the penitentiary.
Tbe directors of the First National Bank
of Anoka. Minn., claim that the amount of
Cashier Pratt's deficit will not be more than
one-fifth the sum first reported. President
Ticknor says the total amonnt is not enough to
seriously embarrass the bank, and that he feels
sure every depositor will be paid in full. The
Bank Examiner ltlll at wore
Tbejuryin the case of Libbie Beechler,
who killed Henry W. King, Jr., In the Paxton
House at Omaha, Neb., a few months age re
turned a verdict of not guilty yesterday. The
defense was Insanity. The defendant lived
with King in Chicago, and when he married
and came to Omaha to live she followed him
and shot him in tBe hall of the hotel.
The Commandant of tbe Norfolk navy
yard has reported to Secretary Tracy that the
Pensacola is floated and has not been strained.
The accident will not cause over a week's de
lay in the work of repairing. This report was
received at the department in answer to a tele
gram of inquiry from Secretary Tracy, who
had beard a rumor that the vessel was serious
ly Injured, and that the sinking might easily
have been prevented by stopping tbe valve
Light snows and no heavy rains during the
past winter have resulted in the most remark
able drouth this spring that the lumber woods
of Upper Michigan have ever experienced, and
over 1.000,000.000 of logs, banked and ready to
be floated to tbe mills below, are hnng np be
cause there is not enough water in the streams
to float them. Heavy and continued rains
alone will be able to rescue this winter's cut,
and thus keep the mills running the season
Calvin S. Montague, of Michigan, has been
appointed a member of the Board of Pension
Appeals of the Interior Department by trans
fer from the Pension Bureau. Tobe Heret; of
Indiana, has been appointed a special agent of
the Indian Bureau to investigate the Indian
depredation claims. William T. Ford, of the
District of Columbia, has been anpolnted a
chief of division in the Pension Office, vice C.
R. Faulkner, resigned. Mr. Ford has been a
cleric in the Interior Department since 1848.
and was for several years chief of the division
to which he has been re-appointed.
The snitof F. P. Primrose, of Chicago,
formerly in the wool business in this city,
against the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, for $23,000 damage, is in progress In the
United States Circuit Court at Philadelphia.
The snitistbe outcome of an error in a dis
patch sent from this city to Primrose's agent
in Kansas, in June. 18S8. The dispatch was m
cipher, and Intended to say that they bad
purchased all the wool that was wanted. The
change of a letter made the dispatch say
"buy." The agent purchased about 500,000
pounds, of wool before the order was cor
rected. Treasury Agent Simmons and his assistants
spent several hours yesterday in the art rooms
of Allard & Son, Fifth avenue. New York,
whose smuggling operations have kept tbe cus
tom house officials so busy of late. What this
morning's search revealed Mr. Simmons re
fused to state, but that there have been Im
portant developments In the case of late is cer
tain. He says the case looks darker against
Allard it Son as the Investigation proceeds,
and he deplores tbe fact that one of the firm Is
not within reach of the United States law.
It will be weeks before the case is f nlly investi
gated. Theodore and Jacob Hnebler. brothers, en
gaged In tbe grocery business in Chicago, were
seriously stabbed in a desperate encounter
with burglars. Looking across tbe street from
their store, they saw three men trying to pry
open tbe money drawer in Myer's bakery. No
one was In tbe room but tbe burglars. The
grocers, wbo are courageousand powerful men.
rushed in and grappled with two of the intru
ders. The other came to his companions' as
sistance, and by tbe liberal nse of knives thev
soon released themselves. They then clashed
through a small crowd that had assembled and
The trial of the noted Indian chief. Jack
Spaniard, for the murder of Deputy United
States Marshal William Irwin was begun In
Ft, Smith, Ark., yesterday. One of the first
GoVerment witnesses called was a mongrel dog,
Ratler by name. Tbe Government attempted
to prove that Ratler was the prisoner's dog;
Having been seen in the nelgborbood of the
spot where the murder was committed. The
defendant denied ever having seen the animal,
but the doc's affectionate greeting to his old
master made him a dangerous witness. The
animal plckod him out of ST crowd and wagged
his tail with great vigor. Pearl Younger, a
daughter of the noted Belle Btarr and Cole
Younger, toe Kansas desperado, Is witness in
I am satlsfleu tnat Canter u hereditary In ray"
family. My father died of it, a sister of mf
mother died of It, and my own sister died of it.
My feelings may be imagined, then, when the)
horrible disease made its appearance oa my
side. It was a malignant Cancer, eating is- '
wardly in such a way that it could not be ens'
out. Numerous remedies were used for it, bus
the Cancer grew steadily worse, until ltseemed
that I was doomed to follow the others of tha
family. I took Swift's Specific, which, from
the first day, forced out tbe poison and con
tinn-d its nse until I nad taken several bottles,
when I found myself well. 1 know that S. 8. 8.
cured me. Mrs. S. M. Idol.
Wotstos, N. C. Nov. 28, '88.
Send for Book on Cancer and Blood Disease.
Tbe Swtft Specific Co., Drawer 3. Atlanta,
The Deer Creek and S usque
hanna R. R. Co
First Mortgage 5 Per Ct. Gold Bonds.
PRINCIPAL DUE 1919. INTEREST PAYA?
BLE JULY 1 AND JANUARY I,
MERCANTILE TRUST AND DEPOSIT COt
OF BALTIMORE. TRUSTEE.
Issue, SCOO.OOQ. Principal and interest guar
anteed by the Maryland Central Railway Co.
This bond is a first mortgage on IS miles of
road now under construction from Belair, M(L
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. 1888, and is now
on a sound financial basis, doing a prosperous
business. The York and Peach Bottom Railroad
Co., York, Fa., to Peach Bottom (40 miles), has
been acquired by the Maryland Central Rail
way Co., making a system of 101 miles, which)
will be operated by the Maryland Central Rail'
way Co. t
We recommend these bonds as a desirable In
vestment, and off er a limited amount for sale alt
95 per cent and accrued interest, subject to ad
Vance in price.
REA BROS. & CO., Bankers and Brokers,
423 WOOD STREET, PITTSBURG, PA.
re; Intense Itching
and tinging?; mot at
night) worie by
fteraicaugw J i al
lowed to continue
tumor form aad
ITfUIHC PII CQ prtinBde,whIeh often
1 1 uiiiinaa ibLUtDi
.!i and nlcerfite.
B n4VMm!ny Vt mpa.
S WAYNE'S OlAT.
MKNT BtJVMtliMttMlilMVBiirfhlivdln. heala
ulceration, and la most ease removes tbe to
uy address oa receipt of price, 50 eu. a box ; 3 boxM, f L2S
Aiditss letters. DC SWA TNE SOV. PblUdelpbis. Ps-
WHOLESALE H0USL '
JOSEPH HORNE & CO..
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week In
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
De WITT DIL WORTH,
Oil bought and sold on margin. deJ7-21-Dsn
WHITNEY & STEPHMS0&
47 FOURTH AVE2TTJE.
ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS
MESSRS. DREXEL. MORGAN & CO,
PASSPORTS PROCURED. ao2S-x7o .
930 PZNN AVENUE, PITTSBURG, PA
As old residents know and back files of Pitts
burg papers prove, is the oldest established and
most prominent physician In the city, devotins
special attention to all chronic diseases. Front
SSSr" NO FEE UNTIL CURED
'MFRVni IQ ana mental diseases, physical;
llLn V UUO decay.nervousdebility.lackott
energy, amoition ana nope, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self-distrust, bashfnlness,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im
poverished blood, falling powers, organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business, society and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN semM-
blotches, falling hair, bone pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from tbe system.
1 1 R I M A R V kidney and bladder derange
U II 1 1 1 M n 1 1 ments. weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whittier's life-long, extensive experience
Insures scientific and reliable treatment on
common-sense principles. Consultation free.
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as If
here. Office hours 9 A. sr. to 8 p. M. Sunday,
10 A. Jf. to 1 P.M. only. DR. WHITTIER,S30
Penn avenue. Pittsburg, Pa. ap9-31K-DSuwk.
WHAT IS MONEY WITHOUT HEALTH,
Health, Energy and Strength secured by urln
AMORASDA WAFERS. These wafers are a
guaeasttid SPECIFIC and the only reliable anc
safe remedy for the permanent cure of Impotency,
no matter how long standing, Nervous Xeuralsia,
Headache, Nervous Prostration caused by the usa
alcohol or tobacco. Sleeplessness, Mental Depress,
ion. Softening of the Brain resulting in insanity
and leading to misery, decay and death. Prematura
Old Age, Barrenness, Spermatorrhoea, Harraasing
Dreams, Premature Decay of Vital Power, caused
by over exertion of the brain, self-abuse or over
indulgence. 75 cents per box or six boxes for
14X0, sent by mail prepaid on receipt of price,
Six boxes is the complete treatment and with
every purchase of six boxes at one time we wilf
WRITTEN GUARANTEE TO REFUND THE MONEY
if the wafers do not benefit or effect a permanent
cure. Prepared only by the BOSTON MEDICAXi
INSTITUTE. For sale only by JOSEPH
FLEMING fe SON. 412 Market Street, Pitts'
burgh. Pa., P. 0. Box 37. to whom all communi
cation should be addressed.
V( iuvui iucviks mu vrurtr ibises iu wiov
days, and cures in fire days. Price SI 001 at
J. FLEMING'S DRUGSTORE,
juiS-TTS3U 4i JiuKet .reec
a posrrivjs cutust
For LOST or Calling
Body 4 Jllnd. Lack of Strength, Vigor and De
velopment, caused bv Errors, Zi cesses, 4c Book.
JIODK of 8SLT-TRIATMIXT. sod Froofj mailed
r.iiui. rA a.,...... irr?riir uvmn&l. r,v
,tn tcu uc;. AUU.G . ... .......j. .vrt
. N. Y.
ADYtCSmS. BOW TO ACT.
.lTri.imi.il V ii ririfnlTT ! t . 0a
alEW p mMarDecliiiaiKlPiisctlanAldlior
l SMiaaTrmiMKntrrtton Application.
manhood etc. I wiit etui &
fftxfferfBf? frost tin sr
fects orjoat&fol er
DRY GOODS i NOTIONS.