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UTOCaL LIVE STOCK.
Tho Week's Transactions at the East
Liberty Stock Yards.
HEAVIEST CATTLE EDU OP SEASON.
Exporters and Batchers Heaping a Bounti
BHEEP AND LAMBS IN BIQ SUPPLY
OFFICE OF PTTTSBUBO DISPATCH, 1
Tbuesday. August L lssa.
It will be seen br the accompanying re
port that cattle receipts at Liberty, both
through and local, are unusually large.
The export trade is now at its height, and
vessels are crowded to their utmost capacity,
bearing the prime heavy beeves to Europe.
Goldsmith, the leading exporter of this
country, it is said, has pre-empted all the availa
ble space on Atlantic vessels for weeks ahead.
Fift-no carloads of cattle for Goldsmith
passed through East Liberty yards in one day
this week. Local receipts were 400 head in ex
cess of last week, and 600 in excess of the pre
vious week. The country butcher trade calls
for light cattle at this season, and any
thing above 1.100 pounds is not wanted.
The city batcher trade calls for beeves 1,200 to
l.SuO pounds in weight. On these crudes good
smooth stock allowed a slight advance on last
week's p'lces in spite of heavy run. Common
grades were off, and also prime heavy cattle,
lor which there Is no demand in this market.
A few loads of the latter from Ohio, failing to
find any bidders above S4 35, weie sent East.
Prime heavy steers are no longer wanted in
this market. A Diamond Market butcher said
to-day: "Ibeagbt cattlo this week at $4 25
which were better quality than some I paid S8
for as late as 1SS2. A little over a rear ago I
had to pay in tho neighborhood of fO for the
same crade of cattle. The dron is not nearlv
as great over the ocean, and exporters of cattle
fchould be reaping a big harvest at prices they
are paying on this side." It cannot bo discov
ered that butchers of the Diamond or East
End have low crcd the price of steaks or roasts,
and it is clear tu a blind man that either they
lost heavily a few years ago or are having a
bonanza now. The consumer must pay his
16 or 20 cents for tenderloins and sirloins,
and with the best cattle selling at $4 25 to J4 3a
there ought to be a bandsomo profit to the
butcher, or else he worked Tor glory alone in
otber i cars when he paid 6 to Sc for beeves.
One of the best posted men at the East Liberty
stockyards who has been familiar with trade
there from the begiuning, said to-day: "Butch
ers must be having a regular bonanza of late if
tlieyhavc any trade. They may talk as they
please abont losses from bad debts and the low
prices of rough meat, bnt their opportunities
for making money w ere never better than now.
I pay the same for my tenderloins as I did
when beeves sold at 7c to Ec per pound, and
jou cannot ronvmco me that the butcher who
buys at half these figures does not have a
mighty good thing now."
a Isbcep and Lambs.
It will be seen by report below that tho run
this week was more than 0,000 head above last
week. Notwithstanding heavy run, markets were
fairly maintained at last week's prices. Com
mon grades were weaker, but gooa stock held
its own. Inordinary times a run such as we
bate had this week would break markets, but
tnc strong inclination oi consumers to mutton
in preference to pork at this time of the j ear,
has had the effect of holding aU good stock up
to laet w eek's prices. Follow ing is report of
week's transactions at East Liberty jards:
Last week ... ..
Thursday C!0 1.0SJ
Friday 3 432 553
Saturday 637 1.(91
Wondav L.8JJ 2,761 6,400
Tuesday 4s 510 2,637
Wednesday 60 8a 861
Total - 5,638 13,291
list week l,jr7S 6,618 7,716
Previous week l.SUOl e,30 K,614
Kansas Citt Cattle Receipts, 2.533 head:
shipments, 2,018 head; quality generally com
mon; best grades of Texas and natives strong;
common steady; native beef Bteers quality con
sidered good and 5c higher; cows mostly com
mon and natives strong: stackers and feeding
steers steady: good to choice corn fed steers,
3 904 15; common to medlnm. $3 00U3 75;
stackers and feeding steers, S2 501 00; cows.
SI 002 B0; grass rangers, fl C02 ha Hogs
Receipts, 3,424 bead: shipments, 1,907 head;
market strong: light 7ffl0c higher: medium 5c
higher: he-ivy steadv to atrong; good to choice
light, U 22)4 30: licavv and mixed, J4 00
4 17. Sheei Receipts, 4WJ head; shipments,
none; market strong; medium to choice mut
tons, J3 7301 00: common to medium, $2 50
Sew York Beeves Receipts, 1,000 head, all
for exportation and for city slaughterers di
rect; notmling in beeves; dull for dressed
beef; 43c 'or good to choice Texas and
Colorado sides, and at 6HGJ.Jc for native
stock. Exports to-dav, 200 beeves and 103
sheep. London and Liverpool cables quote
American refrigerator beef dull and lower at
bKc Calves Receipts. LOGO head; dull and
easier at 4K6c for veaK and ZXQ&ic for
buttermilk calves. Sheep Receipts, 5.000 head,
and 2.500 were carried over yesterday; the mar
ket was steady for sheep and lambs; liberal
sales and a good clearance; sheep ranged from
S3 75 to 5 50: lambs from S5 25 to $7 25, with 3
carloads sold S7 37K7 50. Hogs Receipts,
3,600 bead; nominally unchanged at t J 505 0a
BWFALO Cattle Keceipts 124 loads
through; 1 load sale: nothing doing. Sheep
aud lambs Market fairly active; receipts. 8
loads through- 4 loads sale; good to best
sheep, S4 duel S3, fair to good, $4 504 GO;
common. S4 0Ug4 oO; Iamb, good to best. 83 50
60 00; fair to good. $5 235 50; common, $1 60
6 2o: Canadas, good to best, JC 000 25. Hogs
""' siuw; receipts, ij loads tnrougn; 25
loads sale; mediums. 54 55; mixed, $4 604 G5;
cornfed Yorkers. 54 70; grass Yorkers, Si 60
4 GOiPigs, S4S0g4 85.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 12,000 head; ship
ments, 4,000 head; market stronger for
good; beeves, 54 301 60: steers. S3 6004 40;
Mockers and feeders K! 203 25; cow. bulls
and mixed. SI 631 00; Texas cattle. $1 T03 20.
Hogs Receipts, 11.000 bead; shipments. 6,000
head; market steady: mixed, 4 2501 45; heavy
$4 15ffi4 So; licht, 54 304 65; skips, S3 60
4 4a hliecD Receipts, 7,500 head: shipments.
1.209 head: market stead: natives. S3 JofE3 SO-wc-tcrns.
$3 C04 15;Texans. S3 60gl 20: lambs,
so 0L6 oa
St. Louis Cattle Receipts, 2,300 head: ship
ment", none; market strong: choice heavy
native steers. S3 S0ffi4 30: fair to good native
steers, S3 003 90; stockers and feeders, S2 10
2.0!5.Sn-erh- corn fed. S2 003 00: grass fed.
SI 902 Ml Hogs-Receipts. 2.000 head: shi?
inents, 200 bead: market steady; fair to choice
heavy. S4 104 SO: packing. $4 104 35: light
grades, fair to bent. 54 304 60. .Sheep Re
ceipts 1,300 head; shipments, 100 head; market
steady; fair to choice, S3 201 60.
Cincinnati Hogs in good demand and
stronger; common and light, S3 75: packing and
butchers, $4 4034 60; receipts, 1,370 head; ship
ments, 715 head.
IT IS C03ILNG.
The Time When We Shall Dirise ns Well as
Mnnufnctaro Oar Own Silk.
Up to almost the middle of the present cen
tury the people of this and neighboring coun
tries depended wholly upon foreign looms for
their supply of silk goods of every description,
with the exception of sewings, twists, braids,
and a few other comparatively unimportant
productions, and not many years have elapsed
Mnco we were still indebted to the manufactur
ers of England, France and Germany for all the
liner fabrics ot silks consumed in this country
which was looked upon, and with justice, as
one of the best markets for silk goods of su
perior quality in the world.
But a very great and important change has
taken place in this regard within a compara
tively brief period less than two decades
during which marvelous advancement has been
made. Although the volume or importation
of manufactured silk is still large; it is es
nnining compared to what it was. and It is
steadily decreasing year by year. The strongly
prevalent Idea seems to be that American
ladies should attire themselves, so far as it is
reasonably practicable, in the productions of
the American looms.
It is pursuant to this idea and in conformity
with our national policy that the domestic
silk manufacture, in common with the other
Important and growing industries of the coun
try, is becoming widely fostered and protected,
and the results achieved are something truly
marvelous, as must be conceded by all wbo aro
even partially acquainted with the magnitude
of the American silk industry as it exists to
day. We can make anything whatever in
silk if we bare a mind to, and we have the
mind to in every case where there is money
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
The Bear Crowd In the Wheat Fit Dlnke a
(Strong Fight, bnt Are Knocked Ont
Prices Higher Under the Iu-
flnence of Bullish
Chicago The undertone of the wheat
market was quite strong and buoyant to
day, and although the bear crowd made a stub
born fight over every Inch of the ground the
market averagod and closed somowbat above
yesterday's latest buying prices. The strong
est feature of the market was the non-delivery
of any wheat this morning and the fact that
what went around yesterday after the close of
'Change landed with a prominent operator who
was supposed to be manipulating July prop
erty. The reported decrease for July In. Liver
pool stocks of wh-at also had a stimulating
effect. The movement of grain showed an In
crease to-day. At this point arrivals Included
seven cars of spring, of which three were new.
lhis is the Ant new spring wheat of the season.
Late cables reported spot wheat at Liverpool
quiet aud in limited demand, with prices for
futures Jd lower. Foreign houses were mod
erate sellers of wheat here, bnt the volume of
speculative business all told was under an
average. Prices, though fluctuating narrowly,
closed a small fraction higher than yesterday
for the leading futures.
A very fair business was transacted In corn
early in the day. and higher prices were estab
lished. The better feeling was due.largely to
the active demand for cah property, lncb is
selling at about Jjc premium over August. De
liveries on August contracts were next to noth
ing. Operators that usually trade in wheat
were giving com more attention, and a good
many were noticed in the pit to-day, and their
purchases bad considerable to do with the early
activity. Tho market opened a -shade better
than the closing prices of yesterday, was firm
and advanced c eased off some, ruled firm
and closed Hts)c blgber than yesterday.
In oats trading wasrairlyartlve.butaweaker
feeling developed and prices for futures ruled
a trifle lower.
Trading was moderately active In the market
for mess pork, and the feeling was stronger.
Opening sales were made at 7c advance, but
a reduction of 1012c was quickly submitted
to. Toward the closo prices rallied 1517Xc
and closed steady.
The lard market was firmer; sales were made
at57Kc advance, and the appreciation was
moderately well supported.
Trading was fairly active to-day in ribs and
the market was strong. Early in the day sales
were made at 57)c advance, but partially re
ceded about the middle of the session. Toward
the close it rallied again and closed steady.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat- So. 2 September, 77K77J77
T77Kc: December, 7K7978KHc:iear,
3KN No. 2 September, 363fi3
S6c; October, 3636c; December. 3by
2. September. 21K621$-f210
October. 22622g21?i2Hic: ilay, 25k
Mess Pork, per bbL September, S10 77K
10 82010 6510 Xi October. $10 65010 Tina
10 SiUfbia 70; Junnarv. S3 77Vfl)9 R.'tfM 72U
Lard, per 100 As. September, S6 206 27U
68 2068 27X; October, 56 22M6 27K6B 22
Short Ribs, per 100 Sis. September. 85 67
65 0065 52k5 57; October, to 67K5 W
5 6.65 57J$.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steidy and unchanged. Ho. 2 spring wheat, 78
78Vc: No. 3 spring wheat, nominal; No. 2 red,
7i7bc. No.2corn.3GKc. Jo.2oats,21Jic. No.
2 rye. 43c. No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flax
seed. SI 331 33K. Prime timothy seed. SI 43.
Mess pork, per barrel, $10 7010 75. Lard, per
100 pounds. So 17. Short ribs, sides (loose),
to 505 6U Dry salted shoulders (boxed),
85 125 25. bhort clear sides (boxed), So 75
5 87& Sugars unchanged. Receipts Flour,
16 000 barrels: wheat, 157,000 bushels: com. 240.000
bushels; oats, 124,000 bushels; rye. 2.000 bushels;
barley, none. Shipments Flour, 21.000 bar
rels; wheat, 195.000 bushels; com. 401,000 bush
els: oats, 354,000 bushels; rye, 1,000 bushels;
On the Produce Exchange to-day the bntter
market was fairly active and unchanged. Eggs
quiet at lie.
New York Flour quiet, heavy and 510c
lower for certain grades. Wheat Spot dull
and a trifle firmer: options moderately active.
ic higher and firm; local trading. Rye
steady: western. 5253c Barley malt quiet.
Cora Spot moderately active and easier: op
tions fairly active and stronger. Oats Spot
moderately active; white stronger; options
fairly active and Irregular. Hay in fair de
mand and Arm. Hops easv and quiet. Coffee
Options opened steady; October 5 up, others
unchanged to 10 points down: closed barely
steady at 1525 points up and irreg
ular; sales, 55,250 bags, including
August, ll.boc: September, 14.80fiJ15.15c:
October. 14.SOI5.00; November. 14.80c;
December, I4.0515.00c; Januarr. 14.6015.00c;
March. 14 6015.00c: April. 14.60Q14.S5c; May,
14.6515.00c; J une, 14.65c; spot Rio strong; fair
cargoes, 17Kc Sugar Raw dull and easy;
refined quiet and steadv: off A. 8 l-16S4c.
Molasses Foreign dull; New Orleans quiet.
Rice quiet and steady. Cottonseed oil dull.
Tallow steady. Rosin dull and weak; strained
common to good. SI 051 10. Turpentine firm
and quiet at 40Hlc. Eggs Choice in de
mand and firmer; western best, 13143c; do
fair, ll13c: receipts. 4.534 packages. Pork
quiet. Cut meats firm; sales pickled bellies,
L! pounds average, 7c: middles strong. Lard
stronger; good export demand; sales western
steam. SO 60C 55, closing at 56 67K bid; city,
SO 15; August. 56 52; September. 5 666 62,
closing at 56 62 bid: October. 56 62 bid; Novem
ber. $6 406 43. closing at 56 45; February,
56 40, closing at 50 39. Butter dull and weak;
western dairy. 1012c: do creamery, 11817c;
do factory. 812c. Cheese steady and fair
ly active; western, 67c
Pnn.ADEi.pniA Flour Choice old winter
flours steady and firm; new wheats not wanted
and springs contlnned dull at former rates.
Wheat Carlots dull and weak; futures quiet;
No. 3 red in export elevator, SOJc; steamer
No. 2 red. in do. S3c; No. 2 re August,
&ifiS5Xc; September. 84WJfc; October,
81,'4b5ic; November. S5S6c. Corn Offerings
light and market ruled firm: speculation quiet;
No. 2 mixed, in Twentieth street elevator,
45c; No. 2 high mixed in grain depot,
45J4C; No. 2 yellow. In Twentieth street
elevator, 45Jc: No. 2 mixed, August, 4444Kc;
September. 44Vi15c; October. 4445c; No
vember. 41U4oc. Oats, carlots, steady but
quiet; No. white, 33c; No. 2 white, 31Ke; do on
track, 35c: futures fairly and Arm; No 2 white.
August, 31K12Kc; September, 30e31J4c: Oc
tober, 31Ji31Xc, November, 3132. Eggs
steady: Pennsylvania firsts. 14c. Receipts
Flour, 2,000 barrels; wheat, 22,000 bushels; corn,
45.000 bushels; oats, 24.000 bushels. Shipments
Wheat, 22,000 bushels; corn. 15,000 bushels;
oats, 6,000 bushels.
St. Louis Flour quiet but steady. Wheat
higher: there was another buying craze after
Augnst this morning and the demand was
urgent enough to increase the price c and all
other options sold higher in sympathy. The
close was 34c above yesterday; No. 2 red,
cash, 74Ji74c; August closed at 74?ic asked;
September. 75Je bid; December, TSc asked.
Corn Higher and firm; No. 2mlxed, cash, 32c
bid; August closed at 83c: September, 33c
bid; October. 33c; May, 34c asKed. Oats
steady: No. 2 casu, 21r; May, 25e; Augnst,
20c bid: September. 20Jc bid. Bye No. 2, 41c.
Flaxseed Spot, fl 30 bid; August, SI 23. Pro
CtNcnsifATT Flour easier. Wheat easier;
No. 2 red. 7S79c: receipts. 3.400 bushels; ship
ments, 12,500 bushels. Corn quiet and Arm;
No. 2 mixed, SS?38Kc Oats barely steady: No.
2 mixed. 26c. Kye easier; No. 2. 46c. Pork
quiet at SU S7K. -Lard strongerat S5 DO. Bulk
meats in moderate demand: short rib, 55 75.
Bacon firm; short clear, $6 75. Butter in fair
demand. Sugar easier. Eggs firm at lie, loss
off. Cheese firm.
Milwaukee Flour steadv. Wheat firm;
cash, 77ic; September, 76ic. Cora dnll;
No. 3, 37c, Oats Ann; No. i white, 2S29c.
Rye dull; No. 1. 43c. Barloy dull; No. 2
September, 60c Provisions firm. Tork,
iu ". .LAro, so xu. buccw juvrcr: cnou
Baltikork Provisions dull.- Cutter steady;
creamcry.ieeiOXc Eggs Arm at 13Kc Coffee
nominal; Rio fair at lic.
Toledo Cloverseed nominal; cash, $4 40;
October, 54 5a
The Drygoods Market.
New YoitK, Augnst L Hosiery and under
wear, dress goods, shawls, blankets, fancy flan
nels, prints, ginghams, table damask and quilts
were the most active in drygoods to-day. The
demand for staple cotton goods was moderate
but steady, with a good call for low-priced
brown and bleached. The market was without
change or incident, and awaits the more active
trade that August usually brings.
New York Pig iron steady and quiet;
Copper nominal; G. SI. B. August. SIS 75.
Lead quiet and steady: domestic, S3 87K Tin
dull and firm; straits, 519 75.
EYEiiYTIlINQ IN SIGHT.
Bold Postofflco Tbleyea Who Did Not Leave
Chicago, August 1. Inspector Stuart is
investigating a bold postoffice robbery at
North Henderson, III., which occurred yes
terday afternoon in broad daylight. Post
master J. H. Humes notified him by tele
graph that, whilo the office was left unoccu
pied lor a few minutes, unknown thieves en
tered the place and rifled it of its contents.
A money order lor 5135'and stamps to the
amount of $250 were taken. Everything of
value that was portable was quietly gath
ered up and taken away.
BRISK 'FOR "SUMMER
The Activity in Realty a Surprise to
the Oldest Inhabitant.
LEADERS. OP THE STOCK MAEKET.
Two Instances Showing Danger of Delay in
FOLLIES OP SPECULATION SBW5 UP
The activity in the real estate market is
such as to attract general attention. Said a
broker yesterday: "I have never seen any
thing like it. At no time this summer has
the market been really dnll. "We have had
a lull or two, but nothing like stagnation.
Business is more like September than Au
gust. There is a great deal going on that
never conies to the surface. There are one
or two big deals under way in the East End,
and some on the line of the new Ohio liver
"In fact, the activity affects every part ot the
city and suburbs. Money is so abundant and
capitalists are so much interested in realty
that I look for a rushing business after tnis
Delays are dangerous when tire insurance Is
concerned. This was illustrated at Wilkins
burgon Wednesday, when two houses were
wiped out and another damaged to the amount
of about 550a The policy on the latter build
ing expired at 12.30 on that day. Three minutes
earlier, at 1227, the fire was discovered, and in
half an hour the damage was done. It was the
intention of the owner of the property, Mr.
Bears, to renew his insurance In the morning,
but for some reason he concluded to wait until
the afternoon, and then It was too late.
A gentleman wbo formerly kept a drugstore
at the comer of Sixth and Smlthfleld streets,
had a similar experience several years ago. He
was insured for 59,000. Ot this amount 53.000
ran out. Ho was anxious to renew the policy,
but there was a hitch in regard to the rate, and
before this was settled bis place caught Ore
and was entirely destroyed. Ho remarked yes
terday: "I would be 56,000 better off if I hadn't
quibbled over a trifle."
As a very natnral result of Us success in
placing its bonds at a premium. Central Trac
tion Company stock was strong and higher yes
terday. The money thus obtained Is thought
to be sufficient to finish the road without
further assessments upon stockholders. The
shares are S50 each, one-half of which amount
has been paid in. It is the intention to bave
the road ready for business by the middle ot
According to the Commercial Bulletin, at the
close of July, Including surplus and field stock,
less than 15,000,009 barrels ot Pennsylvania oil
was above ground, as compared with 23,5so,8ol
a year ago, 32,289.268 two years ago, and 34,428,
490 In 18S0. The present prospect of production
indicates a maximum jieldof not moro than
65.000 barrels a day, or from 10,000 to 15.000 bar
rels a day under consumption. Under these
conditions, the market, if left to itself, would
naturally seek a higher leveL But the Stand
ard has no respect for statistics. It is a law
unto itself, and prices will continue to move up
or down as it nods its head this way or that.
It is said that the heavy shoe failure In Bos
ton was caused by outside speculation, apropos
of which a leading business man satdyesterdaj:
"I don't doubt it. This evil is greater than is
supposed. A great many business men are
dabbling in stocks. They are so greedy and
impatient that they are not content with
legitimate gains, and they rush into the specu
lative markets regardless of consequences.
There are a few such men in Pittsburg. Not
many ears ago the owner of one of the largest
drygoods stores in the city was completely
broken up by speculation. It was the cause of
the suicide, 12 or 15 years ago, of ono of the
most popular bankers Pittsburg ever had. I
conld recall other instances, but it is not neces
sary. "Speculation is so uncertain, or rather so
certain to turn ont disastrously, that no one
having a legitimate business should touch it,
even with a ten-foot pole. When a merchant
or a manufacturer begins to tempt the fickle
god, be starts on the road .to bankruptcy.
There are exceptions, but they are so few as to
hardly be worth naming."
The leaders of the stock market yesterday
were Central Traction and Electric, Both
scored handsome advances, the former on the
strength of Its successful bond deal with the
Fidelity Title and Trust Company, and the lat
ter as a result of a rush of business and the be
lief that its legal complications will soon come
out all right. The firmness of these stocks
strengthened the entire list, and closing prices
were the best of the day.
The iron market, according to a prominent
local broker, Is without essential change from
last week, but it shows a more decided tend
ency to broaden, and prices are firm. Evidence
of a good business in the fall are cpmlng in
from all parts of the country.
A GOOD MARKET.
Nearly All tbe Local Mocks Strong; nnd
As anticipated. Central Traction cored an
advance yesterday on the strength of its good
luck in placing its bonds at a premium, and
also on the assumption that stockholders will
not again be called upon for an assessment.
It opened at 30. but was soon bid up to 31, at
which figure 200 shares changed hands. It
closed firm, with 32 asked and 31J4J bid. Citi
zens' Traction was stronger also, a small lot
going at 70 At the close 71 was asked.
Pittsburg Traction was about steady and neg
lected. Electric was another strong feature of the
market, advancing to G2 on sales of 50 shares.
There was an office sale of 200 shares at the
same figure. A broker who bandies a great
deal of this stock Imputed the little boom to
the fact that tbe company is crowded with
work, and added that a favorable decision was
expected from Washington In a few days.
The delay in giving out tho statement of tho
condition of the La Nona mine is having a
bearish effect upon that stock. It brought ljf.
but v, as not badly wanted at that price. Phila
delphia Gas was steady at Wednesday's quota
tions. The Trust was about even with the
regular stock, a few shares selling at 37. The
other gas stocks were firm and without special
change. Bids, offers and sales were:
Bid. Asked. J. Asked.
P. P., S. & M. KX
i irst itai. uask. nus.
Mouonfraheli at. ilk.
Mm Hit. Hank. Ay...
Consolidated U. Co .111
Kast knd Oas Co , 111..
1'ltU. Uas Co.. Ill
Houthsldc Gas Co., 111..
Chartlers Val. Cas Co.
Sat. Uas Co. or W. Va,
P N.tr. P. Co
Philadelphia Co SI7i
Whecllnir Uas Ou 30
Plttstmrg 1 Taction
Pitts.. Alle. ft Man....
La fiorla Minlnr Co...
Monongahela W ater. ..
U.S. &S1C Co -
bales at first call were 25 shares of Central
Traction at 30 200 at 31, 25 Switch and Signal
at20JJ, and 100 La Norla at 1. At tbe last
call 6 sh ires of Philadelphia UasTrust sold at
Tiii. 10 Pleasant Valley Railway at 200. 25 Cltl.
zens Traction at 70H. and GO Electric at 62.
Henry u. ixing oougnc
; 50 shares ot Electric
LIYING IN HOPES.
Money a Rather Dnll Article, bnt Shows a
The same old story was repeated at tbe
banks yesterday, everything being In good con
dition for the season, but nothing new. It
was said that tbe broadening tendency of busi
ness was daily becoming more conspicuous, but
Its immediate effects were inslgnlficent. It
was merely ft promise of a good tunc coming.
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70), .... 75S 71
50 .... 50
200 .... 200
IK .... IX 2
62X .... Slg 62
iOH 21 "H)i "ji
Considerable paper was discounted, but for
small amounts, and made very little impres
sion upon the surplus. Clerical business was
about up to the average.
The clearing house statement was scarcely
up to tho mark, the exchanges falling to 51,784,
333.37. The balances were S273.777.1S. While
these figures show a slight shrinkage in busi
ness, tbey are far from discouraging, and
represent a much larger movement than at the
corresponding time last year.
Money at New York yesterday was easy at 2X
Q3 percent; last loan, 2. closed offered at
2K. Prime mercantile paper, 4K6. Ster
ling exchange dull but steady at H &A. for 60
day bills and 54 8 for demand.
Closing Bond Quotations.
U. 8. 4s,reg..
U. b. 4a. coud
M. K. AT. Gen. 33 . CS
Mutual Union 8S....I00H
N. J. C. Int. Cert.. .US
Norlnern Pac lsts..H7
Northw'n deben's.. 114)4
Urciron Trans. 6S.104U
U. . 4S. re.
D. 8. 4SS. COUD 100V
Pacific IS of 'M. 118
Louisiana stamped 4s sstf
Missouri 8c 100)4
'lenn. new set. as. ...108
lenn. new set, is....ira,
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 73
Canada So. 2ds W
On. Pacific, ists 11414
Den. A It. O., Ists...I3i
Den. & It. G. 4s 79'4
U.K. JtT.Qen.es.. 63 ,
Ht. L. 4I.M. Uen. M 84
St. L.Jtb.f. Oen.M.118
St. Paul consols ....123)4
St.Pl. Chi Jt Pclsts.ll7)
Tx., Pc.L.O.Tr Its. 0
union rae. iiu...
West Shore 10SK
New YOBS Clearings, 591,237,633; balances,
Boston Clearings, 512,389,953; balances,
Pnn.ADEi.PHlA Clearings, 511,351,856; bal
Baltimore-Clearings. 52,402,252; balances,
London Bar silver. 42d per ounce. The
amount of bullion withdrawn from the Bank
of England on balance to-day is 23,000. The
bullion in the Bank of England decreased
1.079,327 during the past week. The propor
tion of the Bank of England's reserve to liabil
ity is now 36.64 per cent.
Paius Three per cent rentes, 84f 67Kc The
weekly statement ot tbeBank of France shows
an Increase ot 31,399,000 francs gold and 700,000
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
Beginning of a New Deal In Petroleum A
There was a lively oil market yesterday, but
trading was not very heavy. It being the first
day of the month, to pave the way from Angust
to September, cash oil was in demand, and
about 150,000 barrels were taken by the short
side. It was 4.c below the regular option. The
quantity of oil delivered was considerably less
than expected. Instead of 200,000 or 300,000
barrels only a few small lots were handed over
to the scalpers. This Indicates a scarcity of the
stuff in New York. The market closed strong
at a fraction below the highest point of the
The fluctuations were: Opening. 98c; high
est, 51 OOK; lowest, 9SKc; closing. Jl 00. There
was no important field news. A broker said:
"This Is the best market for the shorts that I
have seen this year. If they work it right they
ought to make enough money this month to
pay their way to tne Paris Exposition."
Ihe Commercial Bulletin recently analyzed
the export movement ot petroleum from the
United States to various countries, finding that
America had regained the markets of Europe,
outside of Great Britain and Ireland, and that
excluding China and the British nossessions in
Australia, there bad been no losses to onr ex
port trade in the countries most contiguous to
the source of Russian supply, tbe British East
Indies actually showing a decided increase.
Tank steamers formerly employed In tbe
Russian trade bave been pressed into the
American service, and tbe Russian pipe line
project has received fresh discouragement
from the Government, whose Interests are cen
tered in the trans-Caucasian Railroad. The
Russian wells are constantly requiring deeper
drilling, and the Baku deposits bave been
showing the same characteristics of decline
always attending gusher" pools.
Features of the Worker,
Corrected daily by John M. Oaxiey & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 98KLowest 88M
Highest lOOJilOosed loo
Average runs 33.694
Average shipments 77,539
Average charters 62,083
Aeflned, Hew York. 7.40c
Keflnerf. London. li.
Kenned, Antwerp, 16 Hr.
Kenned. Liverpool, 6J4d.
A. B. McGrew & Co. quote: Puts, 98c;
calls, SI 0
Other OH Markets.
On, Citt, Angust L National transit certifi
cates opened at 9c: highest, 1 1 OOK; lowest,
Sc; closed, SI CXI.
Bradford, August L National transit cer
tificates opened at 98c; highest, SI Ol'ow
est, 98Kc; closed at SI 00 "
TTTTJSVII.I.E, August L National transit cer
tlflcate opened at 99cj highest, SI OIK: low
est, 9SKc; closed, SI 00.
New York, August L Stock Exchange:
Opening, 99c; highest. SI XXX4; lowest, 9Sc;
closing. 99Jc Consolidated Exchange: Open
ing, 99c; highest. $1 OOJjlowest. 98c, closing,
89c Total sales, 1,020,000 barrels.
DOG DAIS DISCOUNTED.
The Interest in Real Estate Proof Against
Charles E. Cornelius sold this week from his
place at Morningslde lots as follows: Henry
Bremer, one lot, triangular in shape. SuOO; Rey
nolds Wagner, two lots. 20x100, S200: Sarah
Thomas, three lots, 20x100. $600; Andy and
Emma Carr, three lots, 20x100, SoOO.
W E. Hamnett, of 404 Smlthfleld street and
Wilkinsburg. sold for Marshall McWhlnneya
lot in Edgewood, on .Maple avenue, 50x140, to
Samuel W. Black t CpM 99 Fourth avenue,
sold for the Blair estate In Qlenwood, Twenty
third ward, two lots situate on Second avenue,
between Elizabeth and Church streets, and be
ing 23x170 feet each to a 20-foot alley, and
having thereon a two-story frame dwelling, for
S2.500. Tbe same firm also sold to Henry John
son, for 350, a lot 23x120 feet un the east side of
Hartner street,in Denny's Twenty-eighth street
plan, Thirteenth ward.
ueorge x. aicuonneu soia ror w. A. ilerron
& Sons to John Kcrnan two lots on McCandless
avenue, near Wicllff street. Eighteenth ward,
Black & Balrd, No. 93 Fourthvenne, sold for
John llees two lots on Lombard Btreet, having
a total frontage of 43 feet by 135 In depth, for
John f. Baxter, 012 Bmithfield street, sold to
jjinrpuy joi jo. on villa place plan,
Brushton station, frontage of 40 f oet on Black.
adore avenne by 150 to a 20-foot alley, for $300.
J. B, Cooper & Co., 107 Fourth avenue, sold
lots 8 and 9, McNeil plan. Thirteenth ward, to
David Boy for SLOOO.
Thomas McCaffrey, 3509 Butler street, yester
day sold for S. J. Walnright to J. S. Hartsfel
four lots on Liberty avenne, near Thirty-ninth
street, for 3,650.
WOBSE AND W0BSE.
Wall Street Breaks Ihe Record for Dullness
Very Lltllo Life In Stocks Final
ClinngenAboat Evenly Divided
Between Gains nnd
New York, Angust L The dullness at the
Stock Exchange continues to increase, and the
forenoon's business to-day again fell below
that of yesterday, which was the smallest for a
month past. The dealings in the general list
were utterly devoid of feature, and the meager
news of the day was received with complete
indifference whether it was 'favorable or un
favorable. There was another failure in the
leather trade in Boston and tbe bears en
deavored to make some capital out of it, but
the effect was of little consequence. Tbere
was a reduction in coal rates by the Nebraska
Board of Transportation and a small cnt in
rates by the Pennsylvania, but the East-bound
grain rates were restored on the Trunk lines
according to agreement and the difficulty be
tween the Southern and the Canadian Pacifies
Opening figures were generally something
better than last evening's closing prices, and
London prices were also better, but the absence
of any demand for stocks encouraged some
pressure upon the list In the early dealings and
tho improvement of the opening was soon lost,
though the fluctuations were made within the
narrowest limits, excepting the advances of
per cent each in Lead and Northwestern in the
nrst few minutes. Northern Pacific common
also advanced a traction, burreacted later, and
all through the forenoon nothing of impor
tance was developed.
Alter tnai time mere was srrengtn shown by
Sutrar Trust, bnt the Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Columbus and St, Louis stocks soon became
tbe great features of the day, aud tbe common,
ou a largely increased business, rose over 2 per
cent, touching 71VJ. Southern Pacific advanced
on tbe compromise with the Canadian Pacific
and Southern Cotton Oil rose IK.
Tbe best prices wi re tally well maintained In
tho first hour, and the market closed dnll and
firm and. generally about opening figures.
With the exception of a riso of 2 In Cleveland,
Columbus, Cincinnati and St. Louis and lli in
Southern. Paclflo tho final changes are for
small fractions and about equally divided be
tween gains and losses. '
Railroad bonds were even moro than stocks
devoid of features of Interest, the dealings
being entirely of tho hand to mouth order,
while the local sales ot all issues were only
5973,000. No marked tone could be noticed and
most of tbe changes this evening are Insignifi
cant, The followmo table snows tne prices oractlve
stocks on the iew York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected dally ror Tiix UisrATCH by
WurrsET & 8TEPHXNSO.V. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of Mew York Stock Exchange, 67 fourth ave-
High- Low- Ing
esu est. Bids.
an tut an
38 KH 35H
57 57 M
71 j MX 70-3
100H M 100
23 EH 22X
101K 100H 11M
70 70t Till,
311 no Vf
KU S5X 5M
33 33 32)
109 luSH 108)4
144H 143 143
I44J4 144M 1I!4
46H 43H 45
102S 101), 101 X
69i 69X 69U
.. .... KH
10'i 10 ll
67 67h 67
106 ' 105H 105H
26 2 ITH
61 63 63H
49J4 48 t'Ti
29 " 23
MK 64W 64)j
22 Iljj 22
.".'." '.'.'.'. 31
44: 43H 43',
180 ISO 179
H 22 Hi
19 19 19X
59 59 (i 59
847, S4 84
67 67 67
57 56 STA
In. Am. cotton uu an
Ateh.. lop. A b. F.... 3(1
Canaalan Pacine 17
Central orMew Jersey
C., C, O. & U 68
C , C..a A H. pref.... WH
yaesaoeatea Umo ... Z3
w.. cur. a ouii.or..
C., Mil. St. Paul.
c. iiu.4 at. P nr..
C.. JtocKL 4P WK
C.. St. L. ft Pitts
C., St. !,. & puts. pf.
JiSt. P..M.AO 33
C. St. P..M. ft O.. pf. ....
C ft Northwestern.. ..IWJi
Cft Northwestern, pf. ....
Col. Coal ft Iron
Col. ft Hooking Val
Del.. L. 4W 143X-
Del. ft Unison Ut'A
Denver KloU .. .
DenverftltioU.. ot... HA
K.T.. Va.AOa ....
E. T Va. ft Oa. 1st pr. ,...
E. 1-.. Va. ft Oa. 2d pf. ....
Lake Krie Western
Lake Erie ft West. nr.
Lake Shore ft M. S 102X
Louisville ft Nashville. OUj
Mobile ft Ohio
Mo.. Kan. ft Texas.... 10
Missouri Pacific I7
Hew fork Central 1M
V.. L. K. ft W 283
M.Y.. L E. AW., pref 63
3. 1.. C. ft St. I,
. Y., C. ft St. L. nr.
3.Y.. C. ftSt.li.2d pf ...
. YftN. e tan
. Y.. O. ft W
Aorfolk ft Western
-Norfolk Western. pf
Northern Pacific 28),
JKortnern Pacific oref. 64,
Ohio ft Mississippi..... UM
Peo. Dec. ft Evans
Phlladel. ft Ueadlnr..
Pullman I'ataee Car..lS0)
Itlctimona ft W. P. T.. 22M
St, P., Minn, ft Man
St. L. ft San Fran ....
St. L. ft San Fran pL
Texas Paclflo 19
Union facl no la
Western Union UH
Whreling ft L. Jf
Sngar Trust 109K
National Lead Trust., ad
Chicago Uas Trust 56
A HOLE IN THE SURPLUS.
Public Debt fehovra nn Increase
31,017.311 SI Last Month.
'WAsnrNQTON', August L The following Is a
recapitulation of the debt statement, issued
4 ISTXBEST BEARING DX3T.
Honda at 4K per cent S 135,044,950 00
Bonds at 4 per cent 676,081,100 00
Refunding certificates at 4 per cent. lis, 740 00
2avy pension lund at 3 per cent.... 14,000,00000
PaclficKallroadbondsat6percent. 64,63,517 00
589,863, 302 00
Total I S&5, 391,683 96
DZBT OX WHICH INTEREST HAS CEASED SINCE
Total t 2,057,739 88
SEBTBEARINO NO INTEREST.
Old demandandlegal tender notes. 346,737,458 50
Certificates of deposit 17,675,000 00
Onld certificates : 118,541,409 00
Silver certificates 259,557,125 00
Fractional currency, less 18,375,934
estimated as lostor destroyed 6,916,690 47
Principal 749,3,632 97
Principal 11,641,100,240 23
Interest 5,677,089 68
Total (1,646,777,309 91
Less cash Items avail.
able for rednctlon of
the debt 3403,256,286 71
Lets reserve held for re
demption or United
btatts notes 100,000,000 00
Total debt, less available cash items. 11, 143,321, (S3 20
Met cash In the Treasury. 65,857,080 20
Debt, less, cash In Treasury Angust
1, 1889 11,077, 663, 930 96
Debt, less cash In Treasury July
1. 1839 31,076,646.621 45
Increase of debt during the month. 8 1,017.311 51
Increase of debt since June 30, 1889. 1, 017, 811 61.
CASH IN TBE TREASURY AVAILABLE FOE REDUC
TION OF THE PUBLIC DEBT.
Gold held for gold certificates ac
tually outstanding 1 118,541,419 00
Duver ueiu lor stiver ceriiacaies ac-
tnallv outstanding 23B.537.12S 00
U. S. notes held for certificates of
deposit 17,575,000 00
Cash held ror matured debt and in
terest unpaid 7,581,324 95
Fractional currency 1,427 77
Total available for reduction ofdebt 8403,256, 2S6 71
Ileld for redemption of United
States notes, acts June 14, 1875,
and July 12,1832 1100,000,000 00
Unavailable for tbe reduction of the
Fractional silver coin... 823, 012, 876 59
Mlnorcoln 245,553 90
Certificates held as cash a. 40,351,214 00
Met cash balance on hand 63,857,090 24
Total cash In the Treasury as
shown by Treasurer's general
account 3 634,723,023 44
DEBT OF TOE PACIFIC RAILROADS.
For b'onds Issued and Interest paid
by the United States, and condi
tion of tbe slaking fund act of May
Principal outstanding S 64.6Zt.sr2 no
Interest accrued and not yet paid... 323,117 56
interest paia uy tne uniiea states.. 82,436,557 78
INTEREST REPAID BY COMPANIES.
By transportation service t 22,122,258 34
By casn payments 5 per cent net
earnings 1,103,619 75
.Balance ox interest paia ny tne
10, 955, 6M 00
.3 10,965,423 58
A.ftT. Land Gr't7s. 107
Atcb. ft Ton. It. K. .. 33
Wis. Central, com. .. 21X
Calumet ft Hecla....217
Pewablc (new) 2
Qulner . 43
Bell Telephone 230
Boston Land 6
Water rower 6
nosion a AiDany...zi7
Boston ft Maine. ....199
C. IS. ftU. 101)4
una. can. es cieve. z
Flint ft PeraM. prd. 95
Mexican Cen. com.. I43fj
iiiex.i;.isKmir. oas. co
-N. K. ft Aew ICnc. .. 49
Old Colonv. 175
Kutland, com 3
Uutland preferred.. 40
San Diego ,..,.. zS
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Hew York Stock Ex
change. KM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Ballroad 5I!( 61
Heading ;i 15-w -2
Lehigh Valley 53 53
Lehlgb Navigation 51 52
Northern Pacific 23 ZSH
Northern Pacific preferred 64, 64
LsAsmo foreign houses look for a big ex
port business this fall.
The State Railroad Board of Nebraska has
reduced coal rates 45 per cent.
A. D. Wilson, the well-known Allegheny
City real estate agent and operator. Is off on a
trip to California.
The annual election for directors of the En
terprise Savlncs Bank of Allegheny will be held
Monday next, from 12 to 3 o'clock.
The Big Blue Mining Company, of Colorado,
owned principally by Pittsburgers, has declared
its' regular montbly dividend of IK per cent.
The firm of Lowrle A Gross, oil and stock
brokers, has been dissolved. Mr. Gross will
continue in tho business. Mr. Lowrie retires
from tbe Exchange.
John H. Dalzell, Treasurer of the Char
tiers Valley Gas Company, states that that cor
poration will not resume dividends until its
debts are entirely wiped out.
TOO MANX MOUTHS TO A COP.
Bach la the Complaint to Health Officials
Retarding; Slot Fountains.
Humane Agent O'Brien vesterdav re-
I ceived complaints from a leading physician,
suoseanenuy corroborated by others.against
the nickel-fn-tbe-slot drinking machines,
stating that there was danger in them, as
the drinking cups attached are not washed.
Tbere are a great many people suffering
with diseases ot the mouth, which diseases
can be thus transferred. Agent O'Brien
notified the Health office of tbe matter, and
Hill also lay the facts before Chief Brown,
of the Department of Publio Safety.
Apples Comins in Freely and lower.
Potatoes Very Slow.
ARDSDEL CAKTALODPES PLEKTI.
Batter and Eggs Are Quiet Cheese Active
OATS THE WEAK FACTOS OF CEEEALS
OFFICE OF PITTSBUBQ DISPATCH,
THURSDAY, August 1, 1SS9.
Country Produce Jobbing; Prices.
Apples are coming in more freely, and the
effect Is se en in quieter markets. Potatoes are
alow. Elgin bntter is off a shade at headquar
ters, but not enough to influence markets here.
Country bntter drags at nominal prices.
Cheese Is active but unchanged. Eggs are
quiet. Ann Arundel cantaloupes are now in
fair supply at J3 00 to 3 25 per crate, with 25 to
30 in a crate. The watermelon demand is folly
up to supply, with 123 OO per 100 as the outside
rate. In general corntry produce trade was
unexpectedly quiet to-day. Stuff was plenty
and demand light.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 1819c; Ohio do,
1718c; fresh dairy packed, 1213c; country
Beans Navy hand-picked beans, S3 402 60;
medium, 2 302 4a
Beeswax 2t30c ft & for choice; lowgrade,
Cider Sand refined, 6 0437 GO; common,
13 60Q4 00; crab elder, S3 00&8 0 Jt barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c f) gallon.
Cheese Ohio, tic; New York, 10c; Lim
burger, b9c: domestic Sweitzer, 8$12c:
Imported Sweltaer, 22K&
, California Fruits California peaches,
$2 00 51 K-bushel box; cherries, $3 00; apricots,
52 00 a 4-baaket case; plums, Jl 752 00 a 4
Egos 15o fl dozen for strictly fresh.
Fkuits Apples, 12 002 60 ? barrel: pine
apples, Jl ool 2" fl dozen; whortleber
ries, 75cfl(M fl pall; blackberries, &sc
fl quart; wild goose plums, $2 50 fl crate;
currants, $3 5004 fl 2-busnel stand; watermelons.
$15 O0Q23 00 fl hundred; slckel. pears, ti O0
2 25 fl bushel crate; Georgia peaches, 0-basket
cases. S3 50.
Pxatsers Extra live geese. 6060c; No. L
do, 4045c; mixed lots, 3035o fl lb.
Potatoes SI 251 50 fl barrel.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 5060c fl
pair: old, 70is75cfl pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, da fts to bushel, S5 CO
fl bushel: clover, large English, 82 fts. $8 00;
clover, Alslke. SS 50; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 As, Jl 65: blue grass, extra
clean, 14 As. 80c: bine grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 00;
orchard grass, 14 las, Jl 65; red top, 14 fts, SI 25;
millet, 60 fts, SI 00; German Mlllett, 50 fts.
SI 50; Hungarian grass, 60 fts, tl 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, S2 50 ft bushel
of 14 lis.
Tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, 4J
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy. $5 60
6 SO fl box; Messina oranges, 55 005 50 fl box;
rodi. $4 60S 00; California oranges, U &0Q1 75
fl box; bananas, S22S firsts, SI 25 good seconds,
f) bunch; cocoanuts, $4 0004 50 fl hundred;
new figs, 8K9c fl ft; dates, 5K6Kc f ft.
Vegetables 'lomatoe3, home-grown, $20
2 25 fl bushel; wax beans. SI fl bushel; green
beans, 6075c ft bushel; cucumbers, home
raised, SI 50 fl bushel; radishes, 2540c ft
dozen; home-grown cabbage, 50c ft bushel; new
ceicry, iioxue-grown, ouc f uozeu.
Greek Coffee Fancy Rio. 2122c; choice
Bio, 18K20c: prime Rio. 18c; fair Rio, 17618c;
old Government Java, 26c; Maracaibo, 2223c;
Mocha, m 272Sc; Santos, 19Q22Kc; Caracas
2022c: peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La Quayra, 21
Boasted (In papers) Standard brands, 22c:
high grades, 21326c; old Government Java,
2022c; peaberry, 25c; peaberry, choice Rio.
23Hc; prime Rio, 21c; good Rio, 20c; ordi
Spices (whole) Cloves, 21C25c: allspice, 8c;
cassia, be; pepper, 16ct nutmeg, 70S0c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test,7c:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight. 150. 8Kc; water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c: carnadine,
llHc; royaline. 14c
syrups Corn syrups, 2629c: choice sugar
syrups, 33g33c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c; new inaplo syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium. 43c; mUed.4042c
8oda Bl-carb in kegs, $ic; bi-carb in KN
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 6Ji86c; sal
soda In kegs lfc; do granulated. 2c
Cakdles Star, full weight, 9c; stcarine, ft
set, 8Kc;parafflne, ll12c
Kick Head. Carolina. 727Xc: choice. 6V42
w- i , nfli -r ., .
Starcu Pearl, 3c: cornstarch, 5j7c; gloss
starch, o7c. .,.
Foreion Fbutts Layer raisins. $2 65; Lon
don layers, SJ 10; California London layers,
n 50; Muscatels, 82 25: California Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia,
"K08c; sultana, SUc; currants. 4KQ5c;
Turkey prunes, 45c; French prunes,
8K13c; Salonlca prnnes. in 2-ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts. ft 100, S6 00; almonds, Lan per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap ,
12H(216c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12
16c; new dates, 5X6c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans,
11015c; citron, per ft. 2122c; lemon peel, per
ft. 1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c-
avpicc, BiimiitLcu, uattlf?Jt, apxivulD, KjSUHOTl
nla, evaporated, IsQlSc; peaches, evaporated.
iwicu, aim., inrAuues, vaiuornia, evaporatea,
unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpltted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 78c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 98Jc; powdered, 8M
9Kc; granulated. 9Kc; confectioners' A. 8
9c; standard A, 8c; soft whites. 8H8c: yel
low, choice. 8Kc; yellow, good, 78c; yellow,
fair, 8Kc: yellow, dark. 7c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), U 50; medi
um, half bbls (600). J2 75.
dairy, ft bbl, Jl 20: coarse crystal, fl bbl, 81 20;
Higglns' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, $2 80; Hiseins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 O0L
Canned Goods Standard peaches. SI 30
1 90; 2ds, 31 301 35; extra peaches, SI 601 90;
pie peaches, SOc; finest corn, Sll 60; Hid. Co.
corn. 70090c: red cherries, OOcgJl; Lima beans,
51 10: soaked do, 85c; string dodo, 7585c; mar
rowfat peas. SI 101 15: soaked peas. 7075c;
pineapples, SI 4DQ1 50: Bahama do, S2 75; dam
son plums, 95c: greengages, SI 25; egg plnm.
S2; California pears, S2 60: do greengages, S2; do
egg plums, S2; extra white cherries, J2 90: red
cherries. 2 fts. 90c; raspberries, SI 4001 50:
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, SI 3001 40;
tomatoes, 82k92c; salmon, 1-ft, Jl 752 10;
blackberries', 80c; succotash 2 ft cans, soaked.
99c: do green, 2 lis. S125l 50: corn beef, 2-ft cans,
52 05: lfi cans, S14 00; baked beans, SI 451 50;
lobster, 1-ft. SI 761 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans,
broiled, SI 50; sardines, domestics. lAr, S4 60
A 60; sardines, domestic Ks. SS 25i 60; sar
dines. Imported, s, SU 60 12 50; sardines. Im
ported, Xs. S18: sardines, mustard, J4 60; sar
dines, spiced, $4 50.
Fisn Extra No. I bloater mackerel. S36 ft
bbl.; extra No. 1 do. mess, S40; extra No. I
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
130; No. 2 sbore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c ft ft; do medium, George's cod,
6c: do large. 7c: boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6K7Kc Herring
Ronnd shore. So 00 ft bbl: split. S7 00; lake.
$2 60 ft 100-ft balf bbL White fish. S7 0C ft lx
ft balf bbl. Lake trout, J5 60 ft half bbL
Finnan haddock. 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13o
ft 6. Pickerel. K barrel. J2 00; i barrel, SI 10;
Potomac herring, S5 OO ft barrel. J2 50 ft K
OATMEAL- 306 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6&a60c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Floor nnd Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 26 cars. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie,
2 cars of flour, 1 of malt. By Pittsbunr and
Western, 7 cars of oats. By B. fc O..
1 car of hay. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati
and St. Louis, 1 car of bay, 3 of oats, 5 of
corn. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago,
1 car of feed, 3 of flour. 1 of bran, 2 of bar.
Sales on call Five cars 2 y. s. corn. 42)c, Au
gust, Pennsylvania lines; 1 car 2 white oats,
28c, August, Pennsylvania lines. Owing to
liberal receipts and large Incoming crop oats
are the weak factor of cereal markets.
Wheat Jobbing prices New No. 2 red, 83
84c: No. 2 red. SDflOc: No. 3 red. 8S84c
Corn No.2yellowear,45X10Kc:hlch mixed
ear. 45K46c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 42043c;
hleh mixed, shelled, 4142c; mixed, shelled,
Oats-No. 2 white. 32K33c: extra. No. 3.
31SJlKc; No. 3 white, 30K31c; No. 2 mixed
Rte No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 5152c;
No. 1 Western. 4849c
Floue Jobbine prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, 15 50 25; winter straight,
8o005 25; clear winter, ti 755 00; straight
XXXX bakers', H 2o4 SO. Rye flour, 13 50
MH.L7EEO Middlings, fine white. $15 00
15 60 V ton: brown middlings, SH 60012 00: win
ter wheat bran, 11 00ll 25; chop feed, J15 00
Hat Baled timothy, choice. 1515 50: No. 1
do, t!4 00 14 SO; NO. 2 do, 112 50013 00; loose,
from wagon, S18 00018 00; No. 1 upland prairie.
J10 G011 00: No.2, 7 608 00; packing do, to SU
Stbaw Oat 7 60; wheat and rye straw
57 0087 6068 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, llKc; sugar-cured
paw, msaium, lie; suirar-curea nams, smau, i
12Jic; sugar-cured breakfast bacon,10c; sugar-
cured shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California bams,
8Xcj sugar-cured dried beef Data, uc; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds. 12c; bacon shoulders, 7c: bacon
clear sides, 8Hc: bacon clear bellies, Sc; dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, TKc
Mess pork, heavy. 114 00; mess pork, lamily,
S14 60. Lard Refined in tierces, 6Cc; bait
barrels, CJic: 60-ft tuns, 6c; 20-ft pails, c; 50-ft
tin cans. 6c; 3-ft tin palli, TJic; 5-ft tin palls,
7c; 10-ft tin palls, 7Kc:5.i. tin pails, 7fc; io-iBs
tin palls. 7c. Smoked sausage, long, 6c: large,
6c. Fresh pork links, 8c Boneless bams, 10c.
Pigs feet, half barrel, S3 60; quarter barrel,
Armour & Co. furnished tbe following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650
fts,6c;650 to 630 tts.6Jic: 650 to 750fts.6Vc
Sheep, 8c ft ft. Lambs, lOc ft ft. Hogs, 6Jic
Fresh polk loins, 8c
EASY TO SETTLE.
Rendlnc CanI Company Offlclnla Lnoah at
the Claim of the Robert MorrU Land
and Coal Company Conld
rsrxcuL tzleoraic to tbe ddvfatcr.1
New Yobk, Augnst 1. Austin Corbio
was seen to-day by a reporter in regard to
the title of the Robert Morris Land and
Coal Company in their snit to recover 8,000
acres of coal lands from the Beading Coal
and Iron Company. He said there was not
the shadow of a title to these lands except
in tbe Reading; Company; that the people
who claimed this property had periodically,
at least on an average of once a month since
he became President, written letters desir
ing interviews and some compromise, and
had addressed such letters not only to him,
bnt also, he believes, to every director in
the company. Reading, however, would
never pay 1 cent to compromise any claim
of that character, notwithstanding that it
has been intimated that a compromise could
be effected abont on the basis of that of the
fellow who claimed a tannery and finally
offered to accept a shoe-string in fnll settle
ment. -Mr. Corbin declared flatly that even a
compromise on this basis would not be en
tertained. The claim, he said, was abso
lutely withont any foundation. The com
pany, of course, wonld contest it to tbe end
if the claimants really meant to prosecute
it, which Mr. Corbin very much doubted.
"What coal was taken out of that property
would be mined by the Reading Coal and
Iron Company and sold by it, and by no
A statement had been printed purporting
to have been made by Mr. Stewart Newell,
of this city, to tbe effect that previous to
bringing actions against the Reading Com
pany his personal counsel, Abram Wake
man, saw Mr. Alfred Sully, who, as he
then understood, was Mr.Corbm's personal
adviser, and subsequently introduced, him
(Mr. Newell) to a learned counsel-at-law
selected by Mr. Sully, to whom the title of
the Robert Morris Land and Coal Company
nns rllw etnt&1 anil ttila laitnl rr An 4)1 am i
after a thoough examination, 'pronounced
the legal title to the laud in question to be
in the Robert Morris Land nnd Coal Com
pany. Alfred Sully was ont of town to
day, but "Wilberforce Snlly, his brother,
told a reporter that this statement was ab
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Thomas A, Edison is to sail for Europe
next Saturday for the purposo of getting a
view of the Paris Exposition and of the way in
which his various Inventions are displayed
there. He will be accompanied by bis wife.
W. F. Johnson t Co., of Boston, leather
dealers, bave failed for about $225,000. At the
company's offices it is stated that the contin
gent liabilities are $150,000, and direct liabilities
5225.000. The contingent liabilities are said to
be amply secured. Tbe cause of the failure Is
the general condition of tbe leather business
for the past three years, the caution of tbe
banks since the recent failures and consequent
tightening ot money.
Astorm broke over Richmond, Va.,yesterday
during which the city railway stables, located
just without the limits In the West End. were
struck by lightning. The building took fire,
the flames spread rapidly and before aid arrived
the structure was consumed and 60 mules and
horses were burned up; seven street cars were
also destroyed. Tbe loss cannot yet "be esti
mated, but tbe disaster will seriously interfere
with travel for some time.
The forest fires which have been prevailing
in Montana for a week show no signs of abate
ment. From Helena, west, north and south, a
great black cloud of smoke hangs over the
country, ana ior six aays tne sun has not been
seen. Granville Stuart, than whom no man in
Montana is better ablo tojndge. estimates the
damsge at (500,00a At Missoula, in Western
Montana, tbe streets, buildings and sidewalks
are covered with ashes. The air is like a blast
from a furnace. The atmosphere is filled with
crisp embers that bave descended like a light
XOll Vi. MVW.
Although San Francisco is the headquar
ters for a lot of hunters and whalers wbo scour
the northern seas every summer tbe seizure of
the Black Diamond has not excited much feeling
there. One of tho most prominent English test
dents on tbe coast said yesterday: "All this war
sentiment comes from tho residents of British
Columbia and has as much effect on the home
Government as would the claim of one of its
subjects to the exclusive possession of Amer
ica. Eneland recognizes the fact that the seal
fisheries mnst be protected forltsown interests
as well as America's."
Information comes from Mobile, Alx. that
the recent consolidation in that city of rival ice
companies has led to the formation of an ice
trust for the purpose of controlling tho manu
facture and sale of artificial ice in tbe South.
Five large companies, one each in Mobile, Sa
vannah, Charleston, Birmingham and Bruns
wick, are already in tbe combine, and others'
are expected to join until the ice business of
the entire South is broueht under-controL. The
combination which has been organized into a
control company has a capital of 1500,000. and
will control the individual companies through
the ownership of the stock of each.
Governor Foraker has sent the following to
Mayor Mosbv. of Cincinnati, iu relation to
Snnday saloons: "Do not tolerate any defiance
of law. No man is worthy to enjoy tbe free
institutions of America who rebels against a
duly enacted statute and defies the authorities
charged with its enforcement. Smite every
manifestation of such a spirit with a swift and
heavy hand. I do not make these suggestions
from fear you need them, but onlv that you
may have any assurance they may afford yon In
the dltcharee of duty to which you are called by
the action of tbe Turner Hall meeting ot yes
terday, the proceedings of which I have just
read in the papers."
Eleven business houses of Fernville. MiclL,
burned Wednesday nicht. Dr. Cranes, hard
ware and grocery, being the greatest loser.
Dickinson it Raymond lost on hardware
about J7.000; insured to almost cover tbe loss.
The citizens turned out en masse and con
trolled the fire, though tbere was no protection
save bucket. The flro originated from the
barn of W. M. Rogers, and the tramp who did
the deed, probably accidentally, is now In jail.
Two saloons, one billiard hall, two hardware
stores, tbe express office, the postoffice. two
meat markets and other business places were
destroyed. The Cm was confined to one block.
Tbe homeless families are provided for. The
loss will probably reach $35,000.
UHI0N ASD JJ0N-UNI0N MDSIC.
A Picnic Giver Finds Trouble nnd la Served
by Two Bands.
J. M. Hammel, of the Keystone Brewing
Company, bad a picnic, and at one time he
thought it too much of a picnic. It was
held in a grove near Hammebburg, back of
Mt. Oliver. Mr. Hammel hired a non-nnion
orchestra of 12 pieces. Ihe union musi
cians notified him that they would boycott
him. Mr. Hammel discharged his non
union men and hired union men. The non
unionists informed him that they must be
paid, play or no play, and he paid them.
Then they told him it he would invite them
they would play for him exclusively. They
got the invitation. Both bands plaved.
It doesn't appear that the unionists alto
gether liked the outcome, bnt there was
nothing to prevent the attendance of the
Plait's Chlorides, the best disinfectant. An
odorless liquid, prompt, cheap and efficient.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she c led for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she bad Children,she gave thsxn Castoria
A PHENOMENAL PKOPHET.
Death oTa Man Who Predicted Earthquake
and Volcanic Eruptions.
f sr-xciAL telegram to iu Disr atcili
Boston-, August 1. Boston's weather.
prophet is dead. Bis name was Francis Lv
Capen, and be lived in South Boston.
Although many of his predictions failed,
he made many that astonished scientists
by their fulfillment. Some years atro, for
instance, when he went abroad, he inter
ested the scientists of Gibraltar, where an
astronomical observation was then in prog-
res', with his statements and shortly after
ward predicted withii; three days of tha
event an eruption or ML Vesuvius.
Mr. Capen worked hard and incessantly
at his chosen occupation, and strove to ben
efit the community. He graduated from,
Harvard College in K30, anu after teaching
for some years be became interested in
weather observations while at home with
his father engaged in preparatory studies,
for tbe ministry, and soon discov
ered, as he maintained, an essential
cine to the fundamental factors of tbe
weather in the action of the hot waves of tho
air and the cold dips between. Pursuing
his investigations Mr. Capen evolved
theories for many earthy phenomena. It
was in 1871 that he anticipated the eruption
of Vesuvius. In Angust. 1836, he pre
dicted the earthquake period that actually
occurred in this country.
Cat In Sterling; Sliver.
We have this day reduced tbe price of
onr sterling silver spoons and forks 10 cents
per ounce, and a like reduction on all fancy
pieces in cases. K. P. Roberts & Sons,
Jewelers and Silversmiths, corner Fifth ave.
and Market st, w?
EXTRACT OF BEEF.
ARMOUR & CO., CHICAGO,
This is now conceded to be the best in tho
market, s witnessed br the fact that wo have
lust secured the DIPLOMA FOR EXCEL
LENCE at tbe Pure Food Exposition, now be
in held In Philadelphia
CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE,
SUPERIOR IN QUALITY,
And with tho bright appetizing flavor of fresh
ly roasted beef.
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Accounts solicited. Issue Circular Letters
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Available in all paiu of the world. Also Issue
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Special offerings this week in
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
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On mortgages on improved real estate In sums
of 11,000 and np ward. Appl at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK.
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Morgan & Co., New York. Passports procured.
GEORGE T. CARTER,
514-515 Hamilton Building.
814 PENN AVENUE, PITTSBURG, PA..
As old residents know ana back files of Pitts,
bnrg papers prove, is the oldest established
and most prominent physician in the city, de
voting special attention to all chronic diseases.
M C D fl 1 1 0 aQd mental diseases, physical
1 1 Ln V UUO decay.nervous debility, lack oC
energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self distrust,bashf ulnesv
dizzlnes, sleeplessness, pimples, emotions. Im
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blotches, falling har, bones pains, glandular
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ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
IIRiMARV kidney and bladder aerangc
U M 1 1 1 M fl I j ments. weak backgravel, ca
tarrhal discharges. Inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whlttier's life-long, extensive experi
ence, 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. M. to 8 P. sr. Sun
day, 10 A. Jt. to 1 P. sr. only. DR. WHITTIER,
814penn avenne. Pittsburg, Px
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sent free. The genuine Cray's
tipeclnc told by druggists only la
yellow wrapper. -Price, tl per
package, or six for SS, or by mall
on reeelnt or nrlee. hv &rirfr-
ng THE OKAY MEDICINE CO., Baflalo, N. r
Sold In Pittsburg byS. S. UULLAKU. corner
SmlthHelrt and Liberty sts. apU-ii
SPECIALISTS in aU cases re-
auiring scientific and confldcn
al treatment! Dr. S. K. Lake,
M. R. C. P. a. Is tno oldest and
most experienced specialist in
tbe citr. Consultation free and
strictly confidential. Omen
honrs 0 to 4 and 7 to, 8p.M.; Sundays. 2 to 4 p.,
M.uousuit mem peraanaiiy. or write, .lfoctoks
Lake. 908 Penn ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
io3es Ootrtoax Roofc
imposed of Cotton Root. Tansr and
Pennyroyal a recent discovery by an
'old rjhvslcian. Im tueeessfuiZu utsa
tnontUr-eale, EnectuaL Price JL Of mall,
sealed. Ladles, ask your druggist for Cook's
Cotton Boot Compound and take no substitute.
or Inclose 2 stamps for sealed particulars. Ad
dress rOND LILY COMPANY. No. 3 Fisher
Block, 131 Woodward ave-, Detroit. Mich.
lied. Cross Diamond Brand- -ThtealrrdUbl
ptn tor ul. SaftouA.
nn Ladle, aafc Irma-ff!rt rot tUBU...
maud Urmm J, la rrd oiullk bra. Maim
vlU blrltboo. Takeaaatkrr. 8a44.
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