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THE PITTSBBBG -- DISPATCH," "WEDNESDAY, APEIL 2 1889;
FEATOES OF TEADE.
Seed and Agricultural Implements
Moving Out Freely.
PLOWS AND HARROWS IK DEMAND.
"Woolen Goods Tery Active for the First
Quarter of the Tear.
IMPORTED CLOTHS LEAD DOMESTIC
Office of PnrsBCKG Dispatch, 1
TTJESDAT. April 23, 1SS9.
The seed tradeovas slow opening up this
season, being two weeks behind its average
time. The trade was not fully on until the
middle of March. Since then all lost
ground has been recovered, and trade cives
no signs thus far of falling off. A leading
dealer in garden and field seeds and agri
cultural implements thus puts the situa
tion: "Our trade this spring lias been better
than any former season, and we are not over
half through flith ths spring's business.
Prospects for a good harvest are so promis
ing that the trade in agricultural imple
ments has received a great stimulus in the
past few weeks. I do not remember when
demand for plows and harrows was so active
as it is at the present time. I have already
sold this spring S00 spring tooth harrows,
manulactured at Auburn. N. Y., winch were
only introduced here last season, and orders
are still coming in freely. Our seed trade has
been far bej ond calculations. Orders for field
seeds have come to us from ca-t of the moun
tains, as well as fiom all parts of Pittsburg's
natural territory through Western Pennsyl
vania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia."
The Seed Outlook.
Prices of seeds have been steady most of the
season. Clover has been unusuallv high. Timo
thy seed has fluctuated most. At present it
Ebovs an upward tendency. The trade in
cloi er and timothy is now less in the hands of
seedsmen than it as in former years. Whole
sale grocers of late years have been encroach
ing nioie and more upon thisdepartment of the
Whatecr depression exists in country pro
duce trade and it must be admitted that this
lias been a poor season in this line, both to the
fanner and the middleman the demand for
the herewith to pmduce ne w crops, and the
implements needed by the acrlcultunsts, was
never better at this stage of the came than
now It is to be hoped that they ho sow it
maj be, "in teats may in autumn time "come
again rejoicing bringing their sheaves with
them.' In this faith and hope the farmers of
Pittsburg's territory are evidently laying in
Woolenn nnd Other Goods.
Our jobbers of woolens are agreed in the
statement that the hrst quarter of the year
showed an increased volume of business over
the corresponding period of last year, which
was a better season than the one which pre
ceded it. For some reason, which dealers do
not attemnt to explain, April shows an unex
The falling off in the jobbing trade has come
a few weeks ahead of its customary time.
The jobber should still be at his busiest ac
cording to past experiences. But if there
should be no improvement between now and
Mav Day, the first four months of 18S9 will ho
a "fair standoff to the same period for
18SS, which was a- good jear for
the trade. An eqnal volume of goods
has already been placed by Pittsburg
jabbers. Foreign goods manage to keep the
lead by a small majority. The domestic article
i gaming with certain classes because of its
bright colors. In plain worsted goods imported
wtKilcns manage to Lcep the lead in this mar
ket, notwithstanding heavy duties amounting
in some lines to T5 per cent. A consignment of
Lnglish cloths received not long since through
our Custom House, by one of xur jobbers,
amonmeu to ST.OuO of which 3,000 went into
the coffers of Uncle Sam. And jet, with this
heavy tax, the same jobber sajs that considera
bly more than one-half of the woolen gooas he
handles are imported. In goods that are at
tractive to the c c the domestic is ahead of the
imported. The imported goods, however, have
received more of the time, oatience and work
that is demanded to bring the highest results
lor real elegance and wear.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Ulnrkct at the lut Liberty
Office of Pittsbcrg Dispatch, 1
TUISDAY. April 23, 1S89. J
Cattle Receipts, 310 head; shipments,
260 head; market dull at unchanged prices; no
cattle shipped to 2s ew York to-day.
Hogs Receipts. 900 head: shipment's. TOO
head; market slow: Philadelphias, fo 005 10;
ptgs and Yorkers, So OCg-o 10; 2 cars of hogs
shinped to New York to-day.
biroEi" Receipts, 4,400 head: shipments,
4.000 head: market slow and 1620c off from
Kansas Citt Cattle Receipts. 4.132 head;
shipments. 779 head; market weakcr.cxcept for
fat con s and heifers and stockers and feeding
steers; good to choice corn-fed, t4 00 4 25; com
mon to medium, S3 00jj3 PC; stockers and feed
ing steers. S2 003 60: cows, S175S325. Hogs
Receipts, 10,"39head; shipments. 319 head; weak
and&gloc lower mostlj 10c lower: good to
choice. SI 42KQ4 o!i: common to medium, S-i 25
4 40. Sheep RecciDts. f02 head: no ship
ments: strong and 10c higher; good to choice
muttons, $4 Sogl 7a: common to medium, 2 50
St. Lours Cattle Receipts. 300 head; ship
ments, none; market strong; choice heavy
native steers, S3 90S 4 40: fair to good do. S3 00
4 ft): stockers and feeder-, fair to good, 42 10
3 10: rangers, corn-fed. S2 75fi3 50: grass-fed.
52 0o2 85. Hogs Receipts. e,000 head; shipment-.
400 head: market easy; choice
heavy and butchers' selections. S4 604 75:
packing, medium to prime, S4 50K4 65: light
CTad-. ordinary to best, S4 COfll 75. Sheep
Receipts, 800 head: shipments none; market
stead; fair to choice. S3 004 CO.
New Yoek Bqeves Receipts, 270 head,
all for exportation; no trading in beef cattle;
finncr lor dressed lecf at GgTc-for city slaugh
tered, and at S'jfj-jjfc for Western; Exports
to-day KG beeves and 4,700 quarters of beef.
Sheep Receipts. 2,700 head; slow but firm at
53 755 00 per 100 pounds" for clipped sheep;
54 2-i4j5 75 fur un-liorn do; S4 7oo 75 for
clipped -. iarlings. Sa 507 53 for nnsnorn do,
and 54 007 00 per head for spring lambs. Hogs
Receipts, b,000 head: none offered alive;
nominally steady at S3 205 50; none for sale.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 3,000 head:
shipments. 4,000 bead: market steady;
beeves S4 CO; steers. IS S0I 25; stockers
aJid feeders. S2 503 00; cows, bulls and
mixed. SI 033 15; Texas steers, S3 30
3 9a Hogs Receipts. 12.CO0 head; shipment-,
(,.300 head: market steady; mixed. S4 CO
U S2,: heavy. SI 53g4 80: light, S4 704 95:
skips Si 504 40. Sheen Receipts, COOUhead;
shipments. 2.C00 head; market strung: natives.
53 TV" 3 40; Western cornfed, S4 9WJ35 30; lambs,
54 755 00.
IStrrFAi-o Cattle slow, tending lower: re
ceipts. 10 loads through: no --ale. Sheep and
lambs No frc-h receipts; stock held oer
mostly common stock, for w inch littln demand
at weak pricc-u Hogs No-fresh receipts; mar
ket slow and weak to 5c off.
0nCIJ"I"ATI Hogs easier; common and
light, SI OOl'SO; packing and butchers', S4 05
d'i 85; receipts, 2,000 head; shipments, 1,450
Philadelphia The wool market is quiet
St. Louis Arrivals continue light and the
market is quiet, but steady and unchanged.
NEW Yobk Wool quiet and weak: domestic
fleece. SMKtec; pulled, 2339c; Texas, 142Sa
IJostox The movement in all kinds of wool
during the past week have been moderate. The
nuiie general suspension of business on Mon
day added to the effect of the general dullness
Sales have been confined to small lots, and in
this way previous prices have been realized, bnt
to move large lines concessions in prices would
have to be made. Oh-oaiid Pennsylvania fleeces
lme been sold at 32c for X and 3.1(gS4cor XX.
In Michigan fleeces there have been sales of X
at 2P30c, although some strictly choice w ool is
held higher. Combing and delaine fleeces are
miet and firm. Territory and other unw sued
wu 'Is are in fair demand, and Tor flneSGgOOc
Will be paid and for medium and fine medium
0" 33c, clean. Pulled wools are m steady de
mand, with salesof super at 3037cand extra
at2fJE30c Foreign wools are held firm and
meet with good demand.
Drysoodn Marki t.
Nfw Yoke, April 23. A holiday feeling over
shadows the bnslness in drygoods. Jobbers are
doing little more than making an active distri
bution of flags, decoration prints and buntings,
though bargain offerings are not neglected,
with agents there are some clearing-up jobs
and a good deal of inquiry for tall goods. The
market for cotton goods has a firmer tendency,
with a reaction setting In from the abnormal! v
low prices of woolen fabrics Some flannel
dress goods have advanced 5 per cent, and
agents have advanced 4-4 brown cottons Jc a
MEETS BY WIRE.
WUcnt Weak nnd "Lower The July Option
Breaks the Record Corn "famblcs
Oats Barely Hold Advanced
Ground Hoc Products
Chicago During most of the sessioivtc-day
a dull and heavy feeling prevailed in wheat,
and prices again touched a lower point than
reached in the recent decline. In fact, the
prices at which July wheat sold to-day were
lower than July wheat has sold in April for
many years with the exception of the early
part of April last year, when July- sold as low
Th e opening was easy and prices Hc lower
for July, and after selling within narrow range
prices further declined lc. rallied c and closed
J4c lower than yesterday. May opened about
lc lower, sold off lc more and closed c lower.
It was the sharp break in May and June which
helpea to take July with them. Foreign mar
ket advices were unfavorable and domestic
markets wero lower.
Corn ruled quiet the greater part of the ses
sion, fluctuations being narrow and the feeling
steady. -The market opened at yesterday's
closing prices, fluctuated frequently within Kc
range and closed a shade lower than yesterday.
Oats were fairly active early, but later be
came quiet, fluctuations being confined to a
range of Jc:the close was at about yesterday s
i Trading in mess pork was active and the feel
ing was weak; prices declined 3540c on the
whole range, and the market closed quiet at
A quiet and dull feeling prevailed in lard;
nrices ruled 5Kc lower and the market
closed easy. "
Rather more was dome in short ribs and the
feeling was weak during the greater portion of
the day; prices 1012Kc lower, and the market
closed qmet at inside figures.
1 he leading lutures ranged as rollows:
Wheat No. 2 May, SieSlKesOS100 June-81esi4SSO-xe80Kc;
7&c: ear, 75?iol75ic.
Conx-No. 2 .".lav. 34V34;fi83!634Js'c;
June, 34J-s(S3534V34c: July,33.k35c
OATS No. 2 Mav.' imic: June, 22
Mess Pork, per bbl. Mav, Sll 7511 o
11 3511 42K: June. Sll 82M11 85U 45
11 47; July, Sll 92K11 95U a!SU oO. -:
Ljlko. tier 100 fts. Mav. Sfi S7ij;ffiG SO: June.
Sfi 87M-6 906 S2Km 85: July, 6 956 95
6 S7K 87J
bHoar RIBS, per 100 lbs May. So 955 97
5 S35 87K: June, $8 02S6 00; July, St 10b 10
66 00 02K.
lasn quotations were as follows: riour nomi
nally unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 79S0c;
No. 3 spring wheat, 69c for poor; No. 2 red. 79
S0c No. 2 corn. 34J434Kc No. 2 oats,
tSTJjJc. No. 2 rye. 40c No. 2 barley nominal.
No. 1 flaxseed. SI 55. Prime timothy seed.
SI 351 36. Mess pork, per barrek Sll 40
11 45. Lard, per 100 lbs S6 806 S2K- Short
ribs sides tioose). S5 STICKS 95. Drv salted
shoulders (boxed). $5 255 50. Short clear
siae jnoxeaj, so sa635. sugars unt loat,
SJ93ic; granulated, 8c; standard A, 8.
Receipts Flour, 13.000 barrels; wheat, 17,000
bushels: corn, 163,000 bushels; oats. 141,000
bushels: rye. 2,000 bushels: barlev, 17,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour. 23,000 barrels; wheat,
27.000 bushels; corn. 43,000 bushels: oats. 121.
000 bushels; rye, 9,000 bushels; barley, 17,000
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was weaker but not qnotably lower.
Eggs steady atl010J4c
New York Flour heavy, irregnlar and mod
erately active. Wheat Spot moderately active
and lc lower: options JlJc lower. Rye
quiet. Barley and barley malt quiet. Corn
Spot active and steady; options dnll and VKc
higher on May. He lower on other months.
Oats Spot easier and moderately active: op
tions Jfe'eC higher. Hay firm and quiet. Hops
firm and quiet. Coffee Options opened steady
and 510 points down; closed quiet; sales, 31,
500 bags, including May. 16 6o16.75c; June,
16.7516.b0c: Julv, 16.90ai6.95c: August, 17.00
17.05c; September. 17.10 17.20c; October, 17.15
17.20c; November, 17.25c; December, 17.25
17.30c: spot Rio steady; fair cargoes lS5c
Sugar Raw firmer: fair refining,
Cc bid; centrifugals, 96 test, c
bid: refined firm at VJ&AH higher,
in good demand. Molasses Foreign strong; 50
test, 29c; New Orleans quiet. Rice steady and
quiet. Cottonseed oil stronger; crude, 42c; yel
low, 5052c for best. Tallow easy. Rosin
quiet and steady. Turoentine quiet and steady
at 46c Eggs quiet and steads; Western, 12s
12"4c; receipts. 9.500 packages. Pork firm;
old mes, S12 5012 75: new mess $13 5013 75:
extra prime, S12 50. Cut meats quiet: pickled
bellies, 67c: pickled bams 10104c;
pickled shoulders, 5c; middles dull; short
clear, SO 70. Lard depressed and lower; sales
western steam, S7 1507 17K; city, SO 70; May,
S7117 2a closing at S712bid; June. $7 15 bid;
July S7 17 25Jclosing at S7 19; August, S7 22:
September, 57 30, closing at S7 25. Butter
easy and in moderate demand: Western
dairy, ll20c;do creamerv, 1826c: Elgms, 27c;
Cheese dull and steady; Western, 610c
St. Louis Flour dull. Wheat lower: trad
ing very much lighter, as there were no free
offerings and the only demand come from
shorts, all of which made a very narrow mar
ket; outside advices were depressing, and at
the close Mav was 1c and the others c below1
estcrdav; No. 2 red, cash. 81c asked; Mav,
816b2c, closing at 80cbid: June. 77771c,
closing at 76c asked; Julv, 7475Jc, closing
at 74JJ74jc; August, 74575c, closing at 74c
bid. Com firm for the near options, with a
good demand for May that advanced it from
30K30 c to 3Kc: No. 2. mixed, cash, 30J
30Jjc; Mav, 30K."M302Jc, closed at 30c
asked: July. 32kg32c closing at 32c; Au
gust 33J4C, closing at 33J4c asked; September,
33Ji33(;c Oats higher: No. 2 cash, 24c;
May, 23'gr: June closed at 23c bid. Rye
No. 2, 4l42c. Barley Little doing. Flax
seed quotable at SI 45. Provisions flat.
PinLADELrniA Flour weak and unsettled.
Wheat quiet. Corn Spot and April advanced
Klc.with fair inquiry for both export and
local consumption. No speculation and prices
futures beyond this month nominal. Oats Car
lotsjeasier; futures quiet but steady. Provisions
in lair jobbing demand. Butter steady; Penn
sylvania creamery, extra, 2b27c; do prints
extra, 29c. Eggs weaker; Pennsylvania firsts
Cincinnati Flour dull. Wheat dull; No. 2
Ted. 8586 receipts. 1,500: shipments, none.
Corn quiet: No. 2 mixed, 36c. Oats weak; No.
2 mixed, 26c. Rve barely steady; No, 2, 50c.
Pork easier at S12 25. Lard weaker: current
make. SO C5. Bulk meats and bacon quiet and
unchanged. Butter steady. Sugar strong and
fiigher; hard refined. 8Jj9"Sc; New Orleans,
77Jg. Eggs and cheese steady.
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat weak;
cash.77Kc; May, 77J: July, 77c Corn steady;
No: 3, 33C34c. Oats dull; No. 2 white.
272Sc R.ve easy; No. 1, 42Vc. Barley
eas; No. 2,66c Provisions eay. Pork, Sll 3&
Lard. S6 85. Cheese steady; Cheddars, 10llc
Baltimore Provisions quiet and steadv.
Mess pork, old, $13 50; new $13 75. Butter quiet
and firm; Western packed. 1820c; best roll,
15017c; creamery, 244827c Eggs dull and weak
at lie Coffee dull and easy; Rio, fair, 18lSc
Toledo Clover seed very dull; cash and
April, $1 Co. Receipts 17 bags; shipments, 4b6
EPISCOPAL TESTRY ELtCTIOJiS.
The Names of the New Trustees of the Most
The annual elections for vestrymen in the
Episcopal churches of the two cities took
place yesterday and resulted as follows:
bt- Peter's William Metcalf, Henry Smith, C.
C. Dickej, J. Stuart Brown. George bSUaltnpc,
William Hilpln. H. J. McComb. -A. Isortliop.
Thomas s. Blair. II. Il.bmlthand C. H. lebbctts.
bt. Andrew's F. It. iirnnot, J. B. Jackson, W.
Ij. McClintocfc, William .Unlllns, 11. M. Tin die,
K. B. Alsop, J. 1". Henderson, A. St. Cavltt.
George A. Gormly. F. b. Blssell and bamuel
Trluity Church Henry G. Hale, Thomas C.
Jenkins A. V. fainter, TA 1111am H. blncer. It.
K. Brown. A. II. Smith. Steplifn C McCandless
H. L. Mason. J. B. llunlevr, . T. llravo. Colonel
A. S. M, ilorjcan, John H. Shoenbcrjter, C. M.
Calvary Cliurrh, Kast End Samuel Martin, Rob
ert Brace, b. T. Dudley, M. J Braden, Jtenbcn
.Miller, M. A. Woodward, George M. T. Taj lor,
Joseph W. Brown and K. M. Fergnson.
St. James corner Penn avenue and Sixteenth
street K. B.Urunot.J. B. Jsckson.J.A. Jacksun,
Ueorjre H. bcott. William Lockhart, WlUIamMc
Uann, G. W. Sllnneineir.
Emmanuel (Tlinrch, corner North and Allegheny
atenucs. Alleehtny Thomas Turner, H. H.
-mltli, John McCIurg, 1111am Jackson, H, A.
Tanner. Kobert Musrravc, Ldward U. Taylor.
Bichard Howe. Clarence H. bwearingen, fcamuel
Doubt, W alter H. Jarboe and Henry J. Ford.
bt. John's-C. V. Price. Ur. F.G. Gardner. Dr.
J. W. McFarland, C R. Miller, lohn Kenworthy,
A. II. CuiUns and U. W. Verneit
Eminannel P. F Church, Allegheny Thomas
Turner, John McClurg, William Jackson, H. a.
Tanner, Kobert Mnsgrave, Bdward B. Tavlor,
Clarence H. bwcaringen, bamuel Doubt, Walter
S. Jarboe, Klcusrd Hull, Henry H. Siultli, U.J.
Church of the Good bhepberd. Hazelwood
George C. Unrpwln. J. Bakewcll Phillips C K.
Chamberla'lu, J.C Cor, John Smith, Kobert C
.Cornelius Kobert Garland.
HE ACCEPTED THE CALL.
Hov. Joscphua Chenney n the Succcasor
of cx-Fnther Scully.
Rev. Josephus Cheaney, D. D., sometimes
called "the little Texas giant," has settled
in Pittsburg. He has accepted the call of
the Messiah Baptist Church, the pulpit of which
was so suddenly vacated by F. C Scully, the
The call is only temporary, but will be made
permanent after June 18 if preacher and con
gregation are satisfied with each other. The
congregation has returned to the Baptist fold.
Baeey's Teicophekotjs prevents the
hair from falling out, makes it thick, soft,
glossy, abundant. "W
A CAUSELESS SCARE.
Empty Saloons Wanted for Business
Purposes ancf Dwellings.
A MYSTERY OP LIBRARY HALL,
InTolriug an' Alleged Movement to Obtain
Control of the Stock.
SWEITZER AND PEBTZELS OOCKED OUT
"There is no danger that the buildings
that will be vacated by those saloon keep
ers who failed to get licenses will remain
empty very long," remarked a real estate
dealer yesterday. "Some of them can read
ily be converted into first-class business
houses, adapted to almost any kind of re
tail trade, and others, with slight changes,
can be converted into comfortable dwell
ings, thus meeting one of the most pressing
wants ot the city, and it both cases bringing as
high a rental as they have been paying."
There is a small cloud on the horizon of the
Mercantile Hall Company, but what it por
tends whether a storm or an April shower
must be left to developments to determine. The
company ha; never paid a dividend, and this
seems to be the handle that is being
worked by some person or persons, at
present unknown, with a view, presumably.
of getting control of the stock, but for
what purpose is another mystery, but it may
not be amiss to say that the real estate boom
may not be far from the bottom of it. Several
of the stockholders havo quite recently been
importuned, orally and in writing, to sell, but
at what figure has not transpired. A few facts,
gleaned from a reliable source, may throw light
on the subject. The total incumbrance on the
building, including mortgages and stoclc, is. in
round numbers, 5297,000. The value of the
building and ground is variously estimated at
from 300.000 to $100,000. At the minimum fig
ure $300,000 would pay off the entire indebted
ness, leaving a handsome balance tu the com
pany. The movement to acquire possession of
this valuable property by surreptitiously buy
ing up the stock has the flavor of a job. and it
would be well enough for the stockholders to
Inqnire into the matter and ascertain, if possi
ble, just what it means, and if it should turn
out to be in the nature of a gobble they should
take prompt action to protect their interests.
Some of the heavy dealers in rye and barley
on the local Exchange looked blue yesterday
in consequence of the small number of saloons
that were granted licenses. One of them said:
"The temperance agitation has ruined the
local market for rye and barley. There is no
demand for them, and no quotations. Several
dealers with large stocks on hand will lose con
siderable money. Beer, barley and rye must
stand or fall together. Just now they are all
in the soup." A Liberty street commission
merchant said the knocking out of so many
saloons bad depressed sweitzer cheese, bologna
sausage and pretzels; those agreeable adjuncts
of a glass of foaming lager.
'There is danger that the abundance and
cheapness of money will lead to wild and ex
travagant speculation," remarked a Wood
street banker yesterday. "All of our panics
were preceded by this kind of craze. It pos
sesses all the allurements of gamblimr, and so
absorbs its devotees that they throw judgment
to the winds and act from impulse, taking risks
which, under other circumstances, they could
not be induced to consider for a moment. Of
course, a few individuals make colossal for
tunes, but the great majority of those who go
into this game of chance come out mined in
morals as well as fortune. Having had some
experience in this direction, my advice is to
avoid speculation as a rock upon which
countless thousands have split. Far better
it is "to be reasonably certain of
small gains, which, if kept up, will certainly
lead on to tortnne, than to risk everything on
the turn of a card or the casting of a die, for
that is about what speculation amounts to. Of
course 1 do not include in this characterization
that large class of securities, some of them
local, that have a substantial backing such as
gas, electric, traction and a few others for
they represent a certain fixed value at which
they are c;enerally marketable. But the wild
schemes concocted by unprincipled adven
turers, that start off with a hurrah, corners in
the necessaries of life, which oppress the
poor. Western land booms, and others of a
similar character, I warn all to be shy of. It is
a good rule for a man to engage in nothing
that he can't thoroughly understand and have
a voice in its management. lie can't do this in
the speculative market."
The reference by Councils of the Diamond
street widening scheme to a competent official
for examination as to practicabdity,cost,etc,be
fore beginning the work, meets the approval of
all who are interested in the project. Said a gen
tleman yesterday: ""While I am in favor of im
proving the street, and have bought property
there with that end in view, Lam glad that the
whole matter is to be thoroughly investieated
before anything is done. This will be more
satisfactory than to go into it blindly,not know
ing where we will come out. The cost once as
certained, and the practicability and necessity
of the work indorsed by authority that will
command respect, the first and most important
step will have been taken. The rest will be
ThoT Are Not Disposed to Push Thines in
the Stock "tlnrkct.
There were no surprises in the stock market
yesterday, trading being confined to about half
a dozen issues, of which the sales aggregated a
trifle over 1,000 shares. The market was rather
dumpish at the opening, but it braced up a
little as the day wore on. The gaspers, as on
the previous day, were strong, but the demand
was not so pronounced, and they closed at a
fractional decline from the best prices. Elec
tric tvas weak and neglected. It was vainly
offered at K but bidders would not go above
58. The-Tractions were strong, Central selling
up to S0& .-tnd Citizens' to 7 Switch and
Signal was fractionally lower, at 25, as was also
Pittsburg and Western preferred. La Ndria
was weak and active. 300 shares changing hands
t at lli and !?. Trading was on a conservative
basis, there being no prcsing demand for any
thlnz and no nn due anxiety to sell. The con
tinued weakness of Electric is attributed to
pending litication, causing buyers to hold back
until the difficulties are settled.
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Chartiers Val. Gas Co. 54 53 JH GIJ
reoplc'sl'ipeageUas 16Ji Is
l'cnuaUvanlaGa W 22
IMiiladelphlaCo 2h 42 42?f
Wheeling Gas Co M 31ii 31 zih
Tuna Oil Co 63
CentralTractlon a) 30Jf 30 sojf
Citizens' Traction 75 7 75 ....
inttsburjr Traction.... SZ S3-
rieasantValleyK.lt... 170 J75
lilts. & t cstern 11. K. n
I. 4; W. K. K. pref.... 19 MX 18& ....
Consignee Mining Co. . 2uc ....
I.aoriaMlnIr.K Co... 1 1
W estlnchoubc Electric 53 5S 58 59M
U. iwltch&SIsrnalCo. 20tf 25
Westtng'se AirlS. Co 120
Westlug'sc 11. Co. lltr. 04 .... .... ....
Sales at the first call were 200 shares of La
Noria at IK, 100 at li, 50 Philadelphia Gas at
43, 140 Central Traction at 30, 10 Switch and
Sigual at 25K. 50 at 25 and 25 Citizens' Traction
At the afternoon call 10 shares of Chartiers
Gas sold at 61, 15 Central Traction at 3oW. 10
Philadelphia Gas at 42, 40 at 42. 200 Pitts
burg and Western preferred at 1 200 at 18
and 15 Switch and Signal at 25.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 149,012 shares. Including: Delaware.
Lackawanna and Western, 3,000; Lonisville and
Nashville, 12.500-, Northwestern, 7,100; St Paul,
10,400; Beading, 33,600; Union Pacific, 8,400.
A GOOD BUSINESS.
Tho Local Banks Unny Taking: in and Pny
Iue Out Jloney.
The local hanks, with not more than one or
two exceptions, had a good run of business
yesterday, depositing being large and discount
ing of fair volume at the customary rates of
56 pet cent. This reflects a growing improve
ment of business in commercial and manufac
ing lines. The Clearing House exchanges were
$2,457,872 5S and the balances $546,1)54 71. Said
a prominent financier : This Is a good time to
go into business, money being abundant and
cheap, and if there is not a great expansion be
fore the reason is over I shall feel very much
money on can uoew i orx yesteraay was
at - (oz per cent; last loan, ij; closed o'i
at2K- Prime mercantile paper, 46. Sterling
exchange dnll but steadv at S4 80 for 60-day
bills and H 88 for demand.
Closing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bro.. Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U.S.4s. reg .. 8 faiM1
U. 8. 4is. coups . 108, OS
U. S. 4s, coups l29i129X
Currency, C per cent. 1895 ree 121
Currency, 6 per cent. 1896 ree. 1"
Currency, 6pcrcent, 1897 rejr 17
Currency, 6 per cent, 1898 reg 129X
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 rcg "
Government and State bonds are firm and
New York Bank clearings to-day, $122,
369,023: balances, $6,921,510.
Boston Bank clearings to-day, $20,913,002;
balances, $1,647,835, Money per cent.
BAirraiOBE Bank clearings to-day, 81,723,
723; balances, $219,919.
Philadelphia Bank clearings to-day, $11,
870,174; balances, $1,458,592.
Chicaoo Money unchanged. Bank clear
Londou The amount of bullion gone Into
the bank ot England on balance to-day is
Pabis Rentes, 87f 50c for the account.
A BETTER MARKET.
Oil Opens Awnv Down bnt Recovers Lost
Ground, Closing; Stronp.
When the oil market opened yesterday at ?c
below the close of the previous day, the bulls
acknowledged themselves to be in the soup,
bnt declared they would make it interesting
before the fight was over. And they may, for
it was the opinion of a number of thf shrewdest
operators that the break had spent its force,
and that there was every indication of a rally.
Tune alone can determine the valuo of this
opinion. The market opened at 81c, and
soon sold down to 81c, reacted a little and
dropped to 81"c It then recovered and sold
up to 82c, from which it broke to 79Kc. but
almost Instantly reacted to 808C, and ttien to
81Kc and cloaed at 81c a recovery of 2 cents
fiom the lowest of the day, affording a good
opportunity for scalping, and encouraging the
longs to hope for better things to-day. A
broker said: "The market was weaker here
than in New York, where it did not sell under
80c I think prices touched bottom to-day, and
that there is a reasonable prospect of a rally of
2 or 3 cents. I do not look for a boom so long
as the value of the Lima stuff is in doubt, but I
think the conditions justify a stronger mar
ket." A. B. McGrew & Co. quote puts 8C"c; calls,
the lollowing are the closing quotations:
Opened 81K Lowest 79M
Highest. 82 Closed 81"
Kuns 69.Uo2 Averages 45,208
bhipments 107,31s Averages 72,040
Charters 38,858 Averages 32,203
Oil City sales- 1,806,000
Oil city opened 82, closed 81.
THE NEWS REACHES NEW I0RK.
An Article in tho Snn Tells Why Oil Has
Taken n Drop.
New York,, April 23. The Sun of this even
ing has this: "The oil market on the Consoli
dated Exchange has been in a semi-panicky
state all day, owing to the conflicting rumors
in circulation regarding the utilization of Lima
oil for illuminating purposes. Since lastWednes
day National Transit certificates have declined
10 cents from 00 to SO, without any change in
the commercial or statistical situation that
justified the loss. It is known that the Stand
ard Oil Company has purchased millions of
dollars worth of Ohio oil property, and is about
to construct a pipeline from the Ohio to the
Pennsylvania field. This Is regarded as signifi
cant. "It is asserted that they can refine the Ohio
article at a price that can compete with the
Pennsylvania product. If it is true the trade
will be revolutionized."
An Oil Suit.
Franklin, April 23. The papers in a suit
that will prove of great interest to oil men have
been prepared and will be served as soon as
possible. During the Luclnda oil excitement,
four weeks ago, ,an operator named Willets
leased the farm of George Clark and paid a
bonus of $2,500. A well was drilled and the
farm was discovered to be no good as oil terri
tory, and worth about $800 for f anuine pnr
Doses, and the plaintiff sues to recover the
bonus money paid, on the ground that tbe land
was represented to him to be on the "belt."
and first-class oil territory. Should this case
be decided in favor of tbe plaintiff. It is said
many similar suits "will follow, as at least a
Quarter of a million dollars was expended
uring the Luclnda excitement, one-half of
which was paid out as bonus money. The Lu
clnda territory has proved a dead failure. A
large number of wells in different stages of
drilling have' suspended operations and tbe
black flag has been displaved on the derricks.
Other Oil Markets.
On. Cttt. April 23. National transit cer
tificates opened at 82Jc; highest, 82c; low
est, 79Jc; closed, 81c
Bradford. April 23. National transit cer
tificates opened atS2Vc; closed at 81c; highest,
82-vJc: lowest. 79&C
Titustille, April 23. National transit cer
tificates, opened at 82c: highest, 82Jc; low
est, 79c: closed, 81Jsc
New York, April 23. Petroleum opened
weak, but after a sharp decline rallied and
moved up to 82c Another break then oc
curred, on which the price dropped to 80c and
was followed bv a rally, on which the market
closed firm at 81c Sales. 4,089,000 barrels.
REAL ESTATE MOVEMENTS.
Four New Houses on WjIIe Avenne Chanse
Hands Other Deals.
Allis & Bailey, 164 Fourth avenue, sold for
Thomas Griffin to Patrick Harper tour brick
dwellings of five rooms each and improve
ment", lot 40x112 feet, at 787 and 789 Wjlie ave
nue, for 85.500.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenne,
sold a mortgage for $500 on property on Frazier
street. Fourteenth ward.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Herman Gotsch lot No. 10 in the Wattcrs'
plan, on Amnada streer, Brushton, being 25x
127 feet, f oi $400 cash. They also placed a mort
gage of $2,700 for one year, at 6 per cent, on a
property at Roup Station.
LONDON GIVES THE CUE
To the Wall Street StockTrnders, whoBear
the Market Nearly Everything
Weak, Closlnc nfthe Lowest
Prices Bonds Active.
New York, April 23. The trading in the
stock market to-day was the smallest for any
full day for weeks, and the fluctuations were
od the same limited scale; and although there
was a drooping tendency throughout the
greater portion of the day the changes in
quotations were entirely insignificant. The
lower London market gave the cuo for the tem
per of the local market to-day, and while there
was little disposition shown by the foreigners
to trade, what business was done for their ac
count was mostly selling of their specialties.
Louisville and Nashville vias weak for'the
first time in many days. Commission people
were doing little or nothing, and the bears wero
encouraged -to attack a few of the leaders
which sqenied most vulnerable, and they grew
bolder as the nay -Rore along. The highest
prices were generally made in the first half
hour and the lowest in the last. The move
ments even among the specialties were not so
marked as usual of late, although Tennessee
Coal was specially weak toward the close.
Tbe opening was made on a moderate volume
of business, but prices were from 14 to per
cent lower than last, evening's figures, while
the great bulk of the trading was confined to a
half dozen stocks. Atchison and Tennessee
Coal and afterward Cotton Oil and Lead Trusts
were specially weak in tbe early dealings,
while Consolidated Gas was the strong point in
the list. Tbe activity soon died away, and a
slight rally occurred toward 11 o'clock, but in
the dullness which followed there was no
movement except here and there, and such
changes as did occur were invariably iu the di
rection of lower figures.
In the afternoonlhicago Gas developed
marked strength a'nd again crossed SO, but to
ward delivery hour the downward tendency in
the general list became more pronounced and
Reading was attacked with force and driven
down materially, while the trading in the stock
became very active for the time being. St.
Paul and Tennessee Coal afterward joined the
downward movement, and rumors of ail kinds1
in regard to the situation in the West were
circulated, bringingdown Burlington and Rock
The weakness in the last hour was most pro
nounced, and the market finally closed weak
though dnll at about the lowest prices of tbe
day. In tbe unlisted department there was an
active business In Cotton Oil, Sugar Trusts,
Lead Trusts and Pipe Line certificates, though
the only movement was in Cotton Oil. Bruns
wlcK was dull and steadv, closing at 21& The
general list closed lower in all except a few In
stances. Tennessee lost 2, Reading lli, Hock
Island and St. Paul I per cent.
Railroad bonds were again in active demand,
and the business done was not only larger In
the aggregate than on any day for the past two
weeks, bnt tbe number of issues traded in
showed a marked increase, and out of a total
day's business of $2,616,000 the West Shore 4s
furnished $300,000, Chesapeake and Ohio 5s
$176,000. Texas Pacific flrsta $154,000 and the
Reading 4s $130,000. The market was in marked
contrast to tbe share speculation, also in its
strong tone, and almost everything traded in is
higher this evening. The most Important ad
vances are St. Paul extensions, 2 to 126. and
GalvestomHarrisburg and San Antonio seconds
The following table snows tbe prices of active
stocks on tho New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney Js Stephenson, members of "New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
High- Low- lng
lnr. est. est. Blrta.
Am. Cotton Oil 55K 54S4
Atch.. lop. & B. F.... W 42 41Jf 41S
Canadian Racine ?H
Canada Southern....... 52M 52K 62! 52
Central or .New Jersey. 96H W'4 6H MX
Chesapeake 4 Ohio ... 17X 17$ 17 17
C., Bur. & Qumcy..... 91 93J 83 , ,
c, am. at. raui.... 65 63"; eH wi
C, JMl.&St. P.. pr....l0J'l 105'4 W4H 104K
C..KOCKLAP 922 92S 82 82U
C, St. L. & l-ltts "6'4
O., St. L. & PIUS. pf. 1
C.. St. P., M, & 0 33
C, bt. P., JI. 4 O.. pr. 81
C.& Northwestern.... 106)i 1065 I05M 105X
C. A .Northwestern, pf.138 138 13 136)
C C. C.&1 68 63 C5' 63
Col. Coal A Iron 23 .23 VM. 23
Col. 4 Hocking Val .. 188 18 18V liH
Del.. L. &W... I37J4 137U 130M IMh
Del. & Hudson 134 134X Wi 114
Denver & Rio O., pr. tti
E.T., Va. &Oa 9 9 9 9
E.T.,Va. &Oa.. Istpr 67Jf
E. T.. Va. & Ga. 2d pf. 21
Illinois Central 112.,
Lake Krle It Western.. ISHS l8"i 18l I8i
Lake Erie & West. pr.. 5SX 58SJ 58 57 H
Lake Shore & M. S 1024 1024 102 VX.
Louisville AHasbvllle. 66 WIS 65K UK
Michigan Central S6,'j S6,S 85H &X
Mobiles Ohio hi'a
Mo., K. &Texa Kii 12 12J !
Missouri Pacific. 70H 70 70! 70M
New York Central 107X 107X 107J4 307
". Y.. L. E. & W 28 28V4 23 274
H. Y., L. E.&i.nref 69M MX 6X 6994
N. Y., C. &St. L 17
N.Y.. C.&St. L. pf. 70
X.Y.. C. 8t.L.2dnf 40
.Yi,.E 43?, 43!4 'Vi 42V
i. V., O. AW 165?
Norfolk Western 1514
Norfolk A Western, of. 49", 491$ r49? 49
Northern Pacific..- 25
Xortnern Pacific pref. 605f 608 ,C0?i GO.
Ohio& Mississippi..... 22tf 22 22Vj 22V
Oregon Improvement 43
Oregon Transcon 31 31M 30 3Ctf
Peo. Dec. & Evans 22!
Phlladel. & Heading.. tiK 4oii UK U
Pullman Palace Car...l8S 1884 183)4 1M!4
Klchmond & W. P. T 25
Kichmond&W.P.T.pf 79J 79Jf 78K 7i?
1st. Paul Duluth 31
St. Paul S Duluth pr. ".... 85
St. p.. Minn. A .Man... 83H 23 93X 9334
St. L. & San Fran 23)4
St. L. & San Fran pf.. 59M 59 50 SH
bt. L. A San i'.lst pr. ill
Texas Pacific 21! 215 20-M 20V
UnionPaclflc 69 5UJ E9iJ sojj
Wabash 13V 34 134 13S
Wabash preferred XH 27X 263 28J6
Western Union S3'4 fS So1 85!,
Wheeling & L. K 68H 68M etli K'A
Afoh JK-Tivt 17 till
Wis. Central pf.... SS
Calumet A Hecta....2l0
Pewabic (new) 3!4
Bell 'telephone 237
Boston Land 6
Water Power 6)4
Atch. & Top.lt. K... 414
Boston A Albany.. .215
c. a. &y 93
Eastern it. li. 6s 125
Flint A rereM 26
FUntAPereM. nrd. 97
K.C. St. J.&C.fi. 7S.J20
Mexican Cen. com.. 12Ji
A. Y. Aewne... 43
'. Y.ifiewEni! 7s.l26t
Old Colony 172H
Kutland preferred.. 40
San Diego Tlii
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Js'ew York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania liallroad 54!4 S4X
Hearting Kallroad 22 1-18 22!
Bu3alo, Pittsburg and Western 11 12
Lehigh Valley 53! 5454'
Lehigh Navigation .". 51K
U.Co.'s New Jersey 2324 ....
Xonhern Pacific 2W4 28
Northern Pacific preferred Wh eo
New Yobk. April 23. Amador. 100: Aspen,
1050; Bodie, 125; Caledonia. B. H., 300; Consoli
dated California and Virginia, 812: Deadvcood,
T., 100; Eureka Consolidated, 175; El Cnsto,
165; Gould & Curry, 295; Hale & Norcross, 460;
Horn Silver, 130: Mexican, 550; Jlono, 110;
Mutual, 140; Ophir, 550; Savage, 530; Sierra
Nevada. 380: Standard. 100: Union Consolidated,
537; Yellow Jacket. 325; Small Hopes, 100.
OfT for Paris.
Mr. T. A. Gillespie, general superin
tendent of the Philadelphia Company, and
Mr. A. L. McKaifr, general agent of the
Fuel Gas and Electric'' Engineering Com
pany, left for New York last night. They
will embark on a French steamer to-day for
Havre, and visit the Pari3 Exposition and
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
AVheu she was a Child, she ciied for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children.sho gave them Castoria.
EVERY POUND WARRANTED PURE
Chartiers Creamery Co
Warehouse and General Offices,
6(6 LIBERTY STREET,
Factories throughout' "Western
For prices see market quotations.
The Deer Creek and Susque
hanna R. R. Co.
First Mortgage 5 Per Ct. Gold Bonds.
PRINCIPAL DUE 1919. INTEREST PAYA
BLE JULY 1 AND JANUARY 1,
MERCANTILE TRUST AND DEPOSIT CO.,
OF BALTIMORE. TRUSTEE.
Issue, SCO0.000. Principal and interest guar
anteed by tbe Maryland Central Railway Co.
This bond is a first mortgage on 10 miles of
road now under construction from Belalr, Md.,
connecting with the Maryland Central Railway
Co., to Stafford. Md. The Maryland 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 aud Peach Bottom Railroad
Co., York, Pa., to Peach Bottom (40 miles), lias
been acquired by the 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, nnd offer a limltedamotint 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.
Strawberries Drifting Lower Egj3
and Batter Quiet.
TIIOPICAL FKDIT IN GOOD DEMAND.
Hay and Oats Weak Shell Corn Strong
SUGAES UP ALL ALONG THE LHJf!
Office of pittsbubo dispatch, ?
TUESDAT, April 23, 1889. J
Country Prodnce Jobbing Pricei.
The lull which usually follows Easter is here.
A leading jobber of butter, egss and cheese
said to-day: "Our trade was never better than
last week at that time of tbe year, and we
looked for a quiet time this week. On Friday
and Saturday-all bands were busy shoving out
stuff. Now we are having a needed rest." Eggs
are slow at He as the outside. Strawberries are
coming in freely from tbe Southwest by way of
Chicago, and are lower. New cabbage Is also
in good supply from Southern sources. Tropi
cal fruits are active. Creamery butter grows
easier a9 grazing improves and lower prices
cannot be far away. Potatoes are slow and
likely to remain so. as the new crop from the
South grows more and more plentiful in mar
kets. Buttee Creamery. Elgin, 2829c: Ohio do,
2526c; fresh. dairy packed, 2021c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
BEANS $1 751 00.
Beeswax 2830c "j"; ft for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, 6 50427 0; common,
$3 604 00; crab cider, SS 008 60 1 barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c 1 gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make, 1212Kc; Limburger,
lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, ll12c.
Dried Peas SI 251 S3 ft bushel; split do,
rrl3J4c V ft-
Eoos 10llc -p dozen for strictly fresh:
goose eggs, 56c V dozen; duck eggs, 18c )
FRUITS Apples, $1 E02 60 "P barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 23c f) ft; cranberries, $45
$ barrel, 60cSl 00 per bushel; strawberries,
25035c a quarr.
Feathers Extra live geese. 50060c; No. 1
do., 4043c; mixed lots, 3035c "j ft.
Honey New crop. 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Hominy S2 652 75 fl barrel.
Potatoes Potatoes. 3035c f? bushel; $3 75
4 00 for Jersey sweets; seed sweets, J2 59
Poultry Live chickens, 75S80c " pair;
dressed chickens, l&15c f ft; turkeys, 1820c
dressed, p ft; ducks, live. 8085c fl pair;
dressed, 1314c ft ft; geese. 1015c ft ft.
Seeds Clover.choice, 62 fts to bushel, 85 60 ft
bushel; clover.large English, 62 fts.S6 00: clover,
Alsike, SS 50; clover, white, $0 00: timotby,
choicp. 45 fts. $1 65; bluo grass; extra clean, 14
fts, 90c: blue grass, fancy. 14 ft. 1 00: orchard
grass, 14 fts, U 65; red top, 14 fts, SI 25; millet,
50 fts, SI 00: Germah millet, 60 fts, SI 50; Hun
garian grass, 60 fts, SI 00; lawn grass, mixture
of fine grasses, S2 50 f) bushel of 14 fts.
Tallow Country, 45c: city rendered.
Tropical Fruits Lemoni,fancv.$3 50iS4 00
ft box; common lemons, S2 755,3 25 fl box: Mes
sina oranges, S3 004 00 ft box: Florida orangey
S4 505 00 fl box; Valencia oranges, fancy. S3 50
7 00 fl case: bananas, S2 50, firsts: SI 50, good
seconds, ft bunch; cocoanuts, $4 004 50 fl
hundred; new tigs. t)10c f) pound: dates, 5M
6Hc fl pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbaces, S3 504 00 f! hundred: new cabbage,
S3 003 50 fl crate; onions. SI 001 25 fl barrel;
onion sets, fancy "Eries. S2 503 00; Jersevs,
S2 002 50; turnips, 4000c fl barrel.
Sugars have again advanced c all along the
ltne. Advices from New York to our jobbers
here indicate an unusually short supply of raw
sugars. It is claimed that refiners of sugar
will not be able to fix prtces as the Sugar Trust
did a year ago. but will soon be forced to go
into the world's markets' and pay the regular
rates for raws.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2223c: choice
Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 1819c;
old Government Java, 27c, Maracaibo. 2223c;
Mocha, 30K31c; Santps, 1922: Caracas
coffee. 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands. 21c;
high grades, 262Sc; old Government Java,
bulk, 323c; Maracaibo, 27"428)c Santos,
22243; peaberrv. 27c; peaberry Santos. 2224c:
choice Rio, -25KC; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Vc; ordinary, 2l4c
SpicesJ whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
casia, 8S9c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg; 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers prices) 110 test, 7c:
Ohio. 120, 8Jc: headlight, 150. 8K water
white, lOJc: globe, 12c; eiaine, 15c; carnadine,
HJic; royaline. 14c.
bYRUPS Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugarsyrup, 3033c; strict
ly prime, 333dc; new maple syrup, SOc
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choioe, 46c; me
dium, 43c; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 34c; bi-rarb in ,
53Jc: bi-carb, assorted packages. 5JJE6c; sal
soda in kegs, ljic: do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight; 9c;stearine,per
set, 8Kc: paraffine, ll12c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6Ji
7c; prime. 5JJ6Vc; Louisiana, j6c.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6j7c; g!os3
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, S2 25: Caifornia Muscatels,
51 85; Valencia, new, 67c: Ondara Valencia,
7USc; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4ibc;
Turkey prunes, new, 405c: French prnnes,
813c: Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, S6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap..
1215c; Sicily filberts. 12c; Smyrna figs, 12J
10c; new dates, 5K86e; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, ll15c; citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon
peel, per ft, 1314c; orange peel. Lc
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, .evaporated, 6!46Jc: apricots, Califor
nea, evaporated. lo18c: peaches, evaporated,
pared, 22323c: peaches California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c: cherries, pitted, 212c;
cherries, imputed, 5Sc; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Wc; blackberries, 78c; huckle
Sugars Cubes. 9J49c; powdered, 94
95c;granulated,8c; confectioners' A.8K8c:
standard A. 8c: soft whites. 868Vc: eilow,
choice. 7Sc; yellow, good. 7"475c; yeli
low. fair. 7c: yellow, dark, 74c
Pickles Medium, bbls. (L200), S4 50; me
diums, hal f bbls. (600). $2 7-5.
Salt-IS o. 1 fl bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, fl bbl. $1 05;
dairy, fl bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, fl bbl. 51 0;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sack3, S2 bO, Higgln's
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, SI 30
1 90; 2ds. SI 301 35; extra peaches. SI 601 90;
pie peaches, OUc; finest coin, SI-Oil 1 50; Hfd.
Co. com, 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 plnms, 95c; greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears, S2 50; do
greengages. S2 00; do egg plums, S2 00; extra
white cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries, SI 401 50; strawberries, SI 10:
gooseberries, $1 201 30: tomatoes, 82S2c;
salmon, 1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, bOc; suc
cotash. 2-ft cans, noakert, 99c; do green, 2fts,
SI 2ol 50; corn beef, 2-fi cans, 31 75; 14-ft cans
S13 50; baked beans. SI 4001 4o; lobster, 1 ft.
SI 751 80: mackeel. i-ft cans,, broiled. SI 50:
sardines, domestic. s, S4 154 50; sardines,
domestic, s, S8 268 CO: sardines. Imported,
li, Sll 50U 50; sardines, imported, Us, $18 00;
sardines, -mustard, S4 00. sardines, spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, J36 fl
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess. $10; extra No. 1
roackcrcl.shore, $32; extra No. 1 do. messed. S36:
No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock. 4cJB ft.; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 67Kc Herring
Round shore. S5 00 fl bbl.; split, S7 00; lake. $2 50
fl 100-ft. half bbl. White tish, $7 SI 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, S3 50 fl half bbl. linnan
haddock, 10c fl ft. Ireland halibut, 13c fl ft.
Pickerel. J5 barrel, S2 00; f barrel. $1 10.
Buckwheat Flour 223ic fl ft.
OATMEAL SB 3036 60 fl bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5860c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Flour nnd Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at tbo Grain Ex
change, 33 jars.. By Pittsburg, Ft, Wayne and
Chicago, 8 cars of oats, 5 of bay, 1 of ear Corn, 2
of barley, 1 of feed, 1 of .floor, 1 of middlings.
By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis, 3 cars
of hay, 6 of oats. 1 of s. corn, Ipf middlings. By
Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of hay, 2 of
wheat. 1 of rye. By Pittsburg and Western, 1
car of oats. There were no sales on call. Hay
and oats show weakening tendencies. Shell
corn is the firm factor of cereal markets. Our
quotations in flour are again reduced to a level
correspoudlng to prices at which jobbers have
been selling for a day or two back. Tbe best
patents are delivered here in carload lots at
less than S6 from Minneapolis. Bears are hav
ing -the lead In wheat and flour markets the
WHEAT Jobbing prices No. 2 red, tW95c
No. 3 red, 8588c.
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 4142c: hieh
mixed ear. 3738c; No. 1 veifow, shelled, 38
89c; No. 2 yellow, shelled. 38S9: high mixed,
shelled, 3S3SKc; mixed, shelled, 3536c.
OATS No. 2 white. 3131Kc: extra. No. 3,
3030Kc; No.3 white, 29i9Kc; No. 2 mixed.
Rye No. 1 Western, 7075c; No. 2, 5558c
Barley No. 1 Canada. 9598c: No. 2 Cana
da. 8588c; No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore.
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents'
S5 758 00: spring patents. 58 006 25; winter
straight, S5 0005 25; clear winter. 54 755 00;
M raiglit XXXX bakers', 54 251 60. Rye flour.
S3 503 75.
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, 515 00
16 00 fl ton: brown middlings, 512 0012 60;
winter wheat bran, $13 0013 50; chop feed,
S15 0016 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, 514 60014 75;
No, 1 do. $14 0014 25; No. 2 do. 512 0013 00;
loose from wagon, 518 0020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. 510 0010 25; No. 2. $8 008 50; packing
Straw Oats. 58 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, 57 607 508 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10Kc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
Uc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Kc:sugar
cured shoulders, 8c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c; sugar
cured dried beef Sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, HXc bacon shoulders, bacon
dear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8c: dry
salt shoulders, 6c: dry salt clear sides, 7c.
Mess pork, heavy, 514 00: mess pors, famirr,
514 50. Lard Refilled in tierces: 7c; half
barrels, 7J4c: 60-ft tubs, 7e; 20-ft pails. 7c; 50
ft tin cans, 7Kc:3-ft tin pails, 8c;5-ft tin palla,
7c: 10-ft tin pails, 7c. Smoked sausage, long,
6c; large, 5c. Fresh pork links. 9c. Pigs feet,
half barrel, 54 00; quarter barrel, 51 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to550 fts,
5KC: 650 to 650 fts 6Vc: 650 to 750 fts, 6Kc Sheep,
Sc fl ft. Lambs, 9c fl ft. Hogs, Oc. Fresh
pork loins, 9c
New York Pig iron quiet. Copper dull
and heavy; lake, April. 513 50. Lead steady; do
mestic, 53 65. Tin quiet and firm; Straits, 120 85.
THE NATIONAL REMEDY, PRAISED BY ALL
Biliousness, Dyspepsia,, Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness
Positively cn,red by
LITTLE HOP PILLS,
The People's Favoriis Liver Pills.
They act slowly, bu; surely, do not gripe, and
tneir enect is lasting; me iacc is wey nave no
equal. Small dose: Dig results. Sugar coated
and easy to take. Send for testimonials. 25c,
at all druggists, or mailed for price. Prepared
by an old apothecary, Five bottles SL
The HOP PILL CO., New London, Ct.
Hop Ointment cures and makes chapped,
rough, red skin soft and clear. 25 and 60c
EXTRACT OF BEEF.
ARMOUR & CO, CHICAGO,
This Is now conceded to be the best in the
market, as witnessed bv the fact that we have
just secured the DIPLOMA FOR EXCEL-
LhJiSCE at the Pure Food .Exposition, now be.
ing held in Philadelphia.
CLEANLY XN MANUFACTURE,
SUPERIOR IN QU ALITT,
And with the bright appetizing flavor of fresh
ly roastea oeei.
FOR SALE BY
FLEISHMAN & CO.
504 TO 508 MARKET ST.
bTEAMElW AND EXCURSIONS.
HAMKUKG-A.MLK1CAN PACKET CO.-EX-PKLiiS
service between .New York. South
ampton and Hamburg by the new twin-screw
steamers of 10,000 tons and 12,500 horse power.
Past time to London and the Continent, steam
ers unexcelled for sarety.speed and enmfoct.
Regular service: Kverv Thursday from Jiew
York to Plymouth (London), Cherbourg (Paris
and Hamburg:. Ihrongh tickets to London and
Paris. jLxcellent fare. Kates extremely low.
Apply to the General office. No. 37Broadwav. dew
York. K. J. COBT1S. Manager; C. B. K1CHAED
& CO., General Passage Office, 61 Broadwar,
New York: MAX SCUAUBEKO CO.. 5C7femlth-
field St.. Pittsburg.
ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS,
THE ONLY DIRECT LINE
Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled.
Prepaid Intermediate", S3U. Steerage. $19.
Passengers bv this route are saved the ex
pense and inconvenience attending transfer to
Liverpool or from New York.
J. J. MCCORMICK, or A. D. SCORER & SON,
Atlantic Express Service.
LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN.
Steamship "CITY OF HOME," rrom .NewYork,
WEUNESUAY, May J, May 23. June 28, JulyZl.
Largest and finest passenger steamer afloat.
Saloon passage, too to S100; second-class, S3u.
Steamers every Saturday from New York to
GLASGOW and LONDONDERRY.
Cabin passage to Glasgow. Londonderry, Liver
pool 950 and 60. Second-class, f30.
Saloon excursion tickets at reduced rates.
Travelers' circular letters or credit and drafts
for any amount Issued at lowest current rats.
Por books of tours,- tickets or further luforma
tea AtXrtvto HKNDEKSON BKOTHEKS, N. Y., or
3. J. McCUltMICK, Fourth ana bmlthfield: A. I).
SCOKElia SON. 'IS. Smltb field St.. Pittsburg; W.
bEMPLE. Jr., 1G3 iedcraist., Alleehcnr.
NORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAST
route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer Service twice a week from
New York to Southampton (London, Havre),
Ss.Saale.Apr. 21. 1 PM I Ss.FuIdaMay4,8.S0A3r
Ss.Eras,Apr. 27, 3-20P M I Ss.Lahn,May 8, 11 AM
S". Trave. May 1, 7 A M I Ss.Elbe. Mav 11,2 P M
First Cabin, Winter rates, from $100 upward.
MAXSCHAMBERQ & CO.. Agents, Pitts
OELRICHS & CO., 2 Bowling Green. New
York City. ja29-71-D
NEW YOKK TO LIVERPOOL VIA QTJEENS
TOWN, KB.OM PlElt 40 NORTH B1VEB.
FAST EXPREsillAIL SERVICE.
Bothnia, Apr. 24. 1 P M iUmbrls Mav 11,2:30 p M
Etrurla, Apr. 27. J p M Servla, May 18. 8AM
Aurania, May 4, 8:AM Botliula.MiyE,ll:aASI
Gallia, May 8, 11 A n SEtrurta, May 25, 3 m
tThis steamer will notcarry steerage.
SThcse steamers carry first-class passengers only
Cabin passage. 60, ?S0 and (ICo; Intermediate,
ta. Steerigc tickets to and from all parts of
Europe at very low rates. '
VERNON U. BKOW N & CO., General Agents,
4 Bonling Green, New York.
J. J. MCCORMICK. Agent.
Fourth ave. and smitllfield sL, Pittsburg.
To Glasgow. Belfast, Dublin
FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY.
Cabin passago f 33 to 850. according to location
of stateroom. Excursion (6 to HO.
Steerage to and from Europe at Loir est Rates.
AUSTIN BALDWIN St CO., General Agents,
SI Broadway, NewYor.
J. J. McCORMICK, Agent, Pittsborg. Pa.
THE LARGEST FACTORY" I
,IN THE WOHLD. JT
foFff r qceeos 100.060
&T J&STjr p0Ulins PEa ow
r SOLO EVEBIWHEBE
JOSEPH HORNE CO.;
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.t
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week la
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
512 AND SI4 SMITHFIELD STREET, qM
Transact a General MM Business.
Accounts solicited. Issue Circular Letter
of Credit, for use of travelers,.atid Commer
IN STERLING, -
Available In all patts of the world. Also tans
For use in this country, Canada, Mexico, West
Indies, South and Central America.
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
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CAPITAL . . - . S'200,000 00.
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JAMiS P. SPEER, Vice Presfc
mh22-93-l JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier..
jiyl ONEY TO LOAN -
On mortgages on improved real estate in sums'
of SLOCO and upward. AppI at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK. ,
mhl-34-D No. 121 Fourth avenuei
De WITT DIL WORTH.
Oil bought and sold on margin. deJT-21-Dsu
WHITNEY & STEPHEXS0S,
Bl FOURTH AVENUE..
ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS M
MESSRS. DREXEL. MORGAN & COL,
PASSPORTS PROCURED. an2S-x78
814 PENT AVENUE. PITTSBURG. PA-
As old residents know and back files of Pitts
burg papers prove, is tbe oldest established an J
most prominent physician in the city, devoting,
special attention to all chronic diseases. From
Mr"nni lr ana mental diseases, nhvslcal
INLn V UUO decay, nervous debility, lackot
energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem
ory. disordered sight, self-distrust, bashfulness.
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im
poverished blood, failinirnowers. organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business, society and mar
riage, permanently, saieiy anu privately curea.
BLOOD AND SKIN SSS&5
blotches, falling hair, bone pains, -glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat.
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
nolsons thoroughly eradicated from thesystcm-
IIR1MARV kidney and bladder derange
U (I I linil I 1 ments, weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges, inflammation and other
painiui symptoms receive searcning treatment;
nromnt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whittier's life-lonr. extensive exDerienco
insures scientific and reliable treatment on
common-sense principles. Consultation tree.
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as If
hre. Office hours 0 A. M. to 8 p. M. Sundiy.
10 a.m. to I P.M. only. DR. WHITTIER. 830
Penn avenue. Pittsburg, Pa. ap9-31-ssuk
WHAT IS MONEY WITHOUT- HEALTH;
Health, Energy and Strength secured by niina
AMORANDA WAFERS. These wafers are q
GfAKAXTKiD sFscinc and the only reliable and
safe remedy for the permanent cure of Impotency,
no matter how long standing, Nervous Neuralgia
Headache, Nervous Prostration caused by the usa
alcohol or tobacco. Sleeplessness, Mental Depress
ion, Softening of tho Brain resulting in insanity
and leading to misery, decay and death, Prematura
Old Age, Barrenness, Spermatorrhoea, Harrassing
Dreamt, Premature Decay of Vital Power, caused
by over exertion of the brain, self-abuse or ovei
indulgence. 75 cents per box or six boxes for
61.00, 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 will
WRITTEN GUARANTEE TO REFUND THE MONEY
if the wafers Jo not benefit or effect, permanent
cure. Prepared only by tho BOSTON MEDICAIi
INSTITUTE. For sale only by JOSEPH
FLEMING & SON. 412 Market Street. Pit's
burgh, Pa, P. 0. Box 37. to whom all communi
cation should be addressed.
OFFICES. 901 PENN AVE.,
All forms of Delicate and Com
plicated Diseases requiring Co?
pidestiai. and SCIESTIFIO
Medication are treated at this Dispensary with,
"a success rarely attained. Dr. S. K. Lake is a
member ot the Royal College of Physicians
and Surgeons, and is tbe oldest and most expe
ripnrprt Rpr.riAi.iST in the citv. Snecial atten
tion given to Nervous Debility from excessive M
causing physical and mental decay, lack of
energy, despondencv, etc.: also Cancers, Old
Srres. Fits, Plies Rheumatism, and all diseases
of the Skin, Blood. Lungs, Urinary Organs
'etc. Consultation free and strictly confiden
tial. Office hours 9 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. it.; Sun
days 2 to i P. if. only. Call at office "ot address
H. K. LAKJS.il. D.. M. R. C. P.S..or EL J.
Lake, m. D. sel-lSl-wwrvvk
GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDICINE
NERVOUS DEBILITY, A
LOSS OF MEMORY.
Fall particulars In pamphlet
sent free. The ffennlne GraT'i
Specltle sold by drorglst" only ttr
yeiiow wrapper, rnre. fl per
nackasre. or six for S3, or bv malt
on rpcelnt of nrlce. bv addrp- ft9
ng THE OKAY MClllL'lNK CO . Buffalo. N. V 3i
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uliia lxe. MCAictlwllli b.aa ri!i.
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no other. All rills is nutc
boftnt boxes, plak snappers, ars dmgT
oasafitcrrelt. Ewf 4. (sump) tor
prilculsrs and 'Bcllcrfor Ladle," ,
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