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Leading Features of East Liberty
Live Stock Markets.
Desirable Butcher Stock in Active Demand
and Higher.
Office ofPittssueo Dispatch,!
Wednesday, August 11, 1889. J
Receipts ot cattle aggregated between 125
and ISO loads against 115 and 135 for the
previous week. A much larger percentage
than usual were light, common and medium
grades. Between 00 and 100 loads were
common stock dumped into Liberty markets
from Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville, be
ing what was left over at these centers after
the best had been disposed of. The demand
for prime cattle for export purposes has been
so active at Western centers of late that
everything available has been gobbled up, and
large quantities of unsalable, light, common
stock is left over. As a result our markets
here have been over-stocked with inferior
grades of cattle for a week or two past.
There were no strictly prime cattle at the
liberty yards this week. If any such had ap
peared they would readily have brought $1 CO.
One or two carloads that approached prime
brought H 50. All the better grades of cattle
w ere stronger than they were last week, and
were promptly taken early Monday morning.
Common grades were a shade lower on account
of too liberal supply. The attendance of buy
ers was large, as large as at any time this sea
son. Though common grades dragged, there
were customers for everything (rood, and many
more of the better quality would have found
ready sale. The tone or cattle markets, both
at Kerr's Islaud and East Liberty, shows mani
fest improvement the past eck. and it is evi
dent the worst is over. The heavy demand for
export cattle has been the saving factor of
markets. It is not often that such hue oppor
tunities have come to exporters as tnose lur
nished the past six months. The decline of
cattle at Liverpool has not kept pace with that
at Chicago, and exporters have been reaping a
hart est this season.
sheep and Lambs.
Supply has varied very little from last week.
Markets have been active and prices are 25 per
cent higher on all choice grades. Only the
most common grades failed to share in the ad
vance. The bulk ot supplies was of the com
mon and low grades. Choice wethers are
scarce, and in the opinion of leading dealers
likely to continue so the balance of the season.
Said a Liberty street stockman: "AVe have
teen getting very few choice sheep and Iambs
of late, and those we do receive are promptly
taken at outside prices. Low grades are slow,
but would be much slower if we could get all
the choice sheep demanded in this market.
There is not olten a time when a good deck of
wethers will sell more promptly than now. I
had no trouble selling a deck yesterday at
Receipts are always light in August About
17 cars were received on Monday, and there has
been a very light run since. On Monday mar
ket was active and strong at a range of S4 85 to
H 90 for light Yorkers. Since the beginning ot
the week market has been fairly steady, but
shows no improvement. The weakness of lard
has a depressing influence on heavy weights.
UlcCnll fc Co.' Review.
The supply of cattle has been liberal, mostly
common low-fleshed steers and mixed lots of
heifers, cows and steers, which sold slow at
lower prices. Fair to prime cattlv being in
light supply sold readily at a shade higher
prices. We give tho following as ruling
prices: Prime 1,300 to 1.000 pounds. $4 25
4 SO; good 1,200 to 1.400 pounds, H4 25; rough
fat 1.100 to L300 pounds, S3 S03 75: good butch
er grades 900 to 1,100 pounds, 3 253 65; good
heifers and mixed lots 2 903 2a; common to
fair heifers and stock steers, tl2 75; bulls and
fat cows. S22 50; fresh cows and springers, 520
35 per head.
The receipts of hogs wern fair and the mar
ket active for good light corn-fed, while heavy
continue dull and hard to sell. Wo quote: Best
light. HSJgi 95; mediumv.f4 6S4 75; heavy,
$4 504 5:: crashers and stubblers, S4 fio4 6a
The receipts of sheen this week were light
and the market active at an advance ot
15c to 30c per cwt. over last week's prices.
Wc give the following as rullac prices: Prime
Ohio and Indiana wethers, weighing here 110 to
120 pounds, S4 755 00: good, 90 to 100 pounds,
54 50fi;4 75; fair to good mixed. 75 to SO pounds,
S3 6501 25; good yearlings, 75 to 80 pounds,
XI 40i 85; common to fair, 60 to 60 pounds,
S3 60S 4 10; real calves, 110 to 120 pounds, S4 25
65 4U.
The Condition of Business nt the EaatLlbertr
Stock Yards.
Office of PrrrsBtnto Dispatch, 1
Wednesday, August 11. 1889. J
CATTLE Receipts, 850 head; shipments, 850
head: market firm, all through consignment,
prime, $1 501 60: fair to good, H 254 50; com
mon, S3 001 23; stackers, $3 003 25; 15
cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
iioas iteceipts. 1.800 nead: shipments, L600
heavy hogs. S4 404J4 50; 4 cars of hogs shipped
to N ew York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 1,600 head; shipments. L600
head: market firmnrimi. i wk tv. f.t. ,
good. SloOgl
o; common, S2 003 00; lambs.
M outsti uu.
By Telegraph.
New obk Beeves Receipts. 96 carloads
for exportation, alive and dead, 68 carloads for
the market, and 12 carloads for city slaughter
ers direct Good cattle about steady; infeno.
and common dull and easier; all changed hands
ho ever, including native steers at S3 755 per
100 pounds: Colorado do. at S380l; Texas
""ra. $3008370. bu,ls ana dry cows. SI 60
3 ott Exports to-day, 170 beeves and 2,900 quar
ters of beef. Calves Receipts, 1,600 head; a
shade firmer and higher lor all sorts, with a
good business at S2 2503 25 for grassers and
buttermilks; S3 504 50 for mixed lots, and $3
6J) for veals. Sheep Receipts. 7.500 head:
"ore active and nearly all sold, including sheep
at SI 25 per 100 pounds, and lambs at S3 50
750. Hogs Receipts. 7,000 head, nearlv all for
slaugbtererK direct; small lots were sold at S4 75
5 15 per 100 pounds.
Kaksas City Cattle Receipts. 5,435 head:
shipments, 3.837 head; best native beef steers
strong; common weak anda shade lower; Texas
slow and about 5c lower: cows a shade lower
stock ers and feeding steers firm; good to choice
?rH'te1-Bteer' H common to medium.
S3 00U3 a, Mockers and feeding steers SI 60
L COtT"- 51 2 T0: CFS. rane steer. 75
.i0", H?SS-Receipts. 5.832 head; shipments.
1.917 head; market weak and 510c lower
rood to choice light. $4;274 39; heavy and"
mixed. S3 93&4 22. bSetp-Rlceipts, 9
head: shipments. 310 head: market steady: good
to choice muttons, S3 754 00: common to
medium, S2 503 50.
CIIICACO-Cattle Receipts. 15,000 head:shln
ments, C,0U0 head; market stronger for choice
others weak; beeves. S4 604 80: stockers and'
feeders. S3 10; cows, bulls and mixecLSl 003 00
Texas cattle, SI 60S3 15; natives and half
breeds .S3Q3 95. Hogs-Receipts, 15,000 head;
shipments. 6,000 head; market slow; heavvlOc
lower, others S10c lower; mixed, S4 004 40:
heavy. S3 85Q4 20: light, S4 304 70; skips.
so oucq.' on oneep iteceipts, 10,000 head: ship
ments. 3.000 head: market steady to lower
natives, $3 401 70: Westerns, S3 404 00: Tex
ans. S3 504 10; lambs, SI 756 00.
ST. Louis Cattle Receipts. 3.100 head: ship
ments, none; market steady; choice heavy
natite steers, $4 304 50; fair to good da. $4 00
4 ; stockers and feeders. S2 203 15; rangera,
steers. S2 30K3 10. Hogs-Receipts. 3,400 head
shipments, 200 head: market steadv: fair to
choice heavy, $4 204 40: packing. SI 101 a5
light grades, fair to b-st, SI 35! 50. Sheep-
Receipts, 4,200 head; shipments, JOO head: mar
ket firm; fair to choice, S3 404 60.
BCT'FAW) Cattle Receipts 185 carloads
through; 8 carloads of which were for export
2 carloads for sale: steady and unchanged.'
Sheep Receipts. 12 carloads through: 7 car
loads for sale; steady and unchanged. Hogs
Receipts. 20 carloads through; 15 for sale; 6c
higher on Yorkers and pigs; slow on mediums
and heavy; mediums and heavy, S4 404 45
grassers to good corn-fed Yorkers, S4 805 00:
pigs, S4 955 00.
Cincinnati Hogs Supplv excessive and
lower: common and light. $3 751 63; packing
and butchers, S4 S04 50. Receipts, 3.370
bead; shipments, 150 head.
Metal Market.
New York Copper dull: lake. Sll AS Trf
firmer; domestic, S3 87. Tin quiet; Straits,
S20 40; November, S20 85.
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat firm;
cash and September, 76c. Corn dim; No. 3,
86c Oats dull: No. 2 white. 2424c R)e
steady: No. L 43c Barley quiet; No. 2 Sep
tember, 59c Provisions easy. Pork, S9 85. Lard,
S6 25. Cheese unchanged.
All of the When! Fntnrrs nigbcr on Good
Cable From Liverpool Corn fetrenth
ened. by -fold Weather'' Bog
t'rcdnei tcllvr and
Price Irrcculnr.,
Chicago Future deliveries nf wheat aver
aged about lc higher in all ot the leading home
markets to-day. Cables were also higher, spot
wheat in Liverpool being quoted at Kd advance,
but with the demand limited, while fntures
were Id higher. At this point the opening was
buoyant and strong at K$4c improvement
over yesterday's closing range, and the initial
trading was at the lowest prices of the session.
As yesterday, the cash end of the market was
relatively the strongest, August selling up tyfc,
while December was advancing c This
checked the cash bnying finally, as shippers
claimed to be unable to follow the advance. It
is. however, the continuation of the good con
sumptive demand everywhere and the constant
nibbling by exporters that encourages holders,
and it caused many of the shorts to cover out
standing contracts to-day.
An exporting bouse here was reported to
have worked in 150,000 bushels of No. 2 red to
be shipped from St. Louis via New Orleans to
the River Platte country, and another house
with foreign connections took 80,000 bushels of
No. 1 hard wheat late yesterday for export di
rect from Duluth to Scotland. There were al
so some foreign buying orders here, as the
weather on the other side was less favorable.
The volume of speculative trade here was
large in the aggregate. Longs were realizing
freely, one prominent local operator covering,
it was said, a line of nearly 1,000,000 bushels.
There was an urgent demand from the shorts
and a good miscellaneous bnying in a small
way on investment account.
From TSJic early, Denember wheat advanced
during the session to 7878c and closed
78)sQ7Sc or Jf c higher. August was unset
tled and covered a much wider range, and the
price for round lots of old No. 2 red in store
was pushed up to 79c which was" more than
was being paid for free on boat lots at the
same time. Vessel room was taken here to
day for S6.0U0 bushels of wheat. The market
closed quiet and easy with August lKc and
September Hc above yesterday's latest bids.
Corn was moderately active and firmer.
Trading was ot moderate volume, and fluctua
tions kept within narrow limits, the influ
ences on the market were much the same as
on esterdav. the operations of a prominent
local trader having a great deal to do with the
course of price Reports of cold and wet
weather, together with the active cash demand
and advance in wheat, also had a strengthening
influence, and the market was firm. The spec
ulative market opened Kc higher than the
closing prices of yesterday, was firm and ad
vanced .c eased off Vc, ruled firm and closed
Mc higher than yesterday.
Oats were fairly active and stronger, and
prices advanced KffiKc, but extreme outside
figures were not luilr maintained until the
close. '
Trading was quite active in mess pork, but
trading ruled irregular, with liberal offerings
early, the feeling was weak and pi ices 2527ic
lower on near and 104312K0 on the deferred
deliveries. Later the demand improved con
siderably, and prices rallied 710c and closed
A moderately active trade was reported in
lard. At the opening the feeling was stronger
with fair buying by shorts and the brokers of
the Eastern syndicate. Later the demand
slackened, offerings were enlarged and prices
declined 57Kc un the near deliveries and the
market closed rather tame.
Short ribs were active during the early part
of the day. the feeling ruled comparatively
steady and prices, though slightly lower,
fluctuated within a narrow range. During the
latter part of the session a decline of 7K10c
was fully established and the market closed
The leading futures ranged as follows
COKN No. 2. September. a5?;
35?c; October. 35J635J35
Oats No. 2. Eentember. 20f
20c: October. 212120J21c; December,
Mess Pork, per bbl. September, J10 10
10 17K69 909;97XS:October. S10 0zk10 U2K
9 69 75: January, S9 609 659 o069 62i.
Lard, per 100 As. September, SB 32JOJ6 3o
6 27X6 27; October. S6 27V$6 27K6 17K
6 20; January. S3 92X5 95o 905 &.
SHOUT Ribs, per 1UU Jlis. beptember, J5 20
5 2!k5 155 17: October, $5 205 22K&
5 155 15: January, S4 8501 853 821 82.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
dull and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat,
787SJc; No. 3 spring wheat, 7575c; No. 2
red. 7oJfc No. 2 corn, 36c JNo. 2 oats.
wc .o. i .rye. ukc. ao. 2 oaney. nom
inal. No. 1 flaxseed, SI 21. Prime tim
othy seed, SI 121 43. Mess pork, per barrel,
$10 00. Lard, per 100 pounds, S6 27o30. Bhort
rib sides (loose), K lo5 2a Dry salted shoul
ders (boxed), $4 875 Da Short clear sides
lUUJLeuj, to D'?IQd lO.
Sugars Cut loaf, 9'
c; granulated, 8c; Standard "A"
se: KLanrtirri -A " K
eceiots Flour. 17.000 barrels- vhnt V,Q ivi
onsneis; com. ooo,uuu bushels; oats, 1287,000
bushels; rye, 11,000 bushels; barley, 2,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour. 14,000 barrels: wheat,
137,000 bushels: corn. 425,000 bushels: oats, 157,
000 bushels; rye, 1,000 bushels; barley ,2,000 bush
els. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was active; fancy creamers, 1718c:
fine, 1416c; finest dairies. 13llc; fair to
good, 910c Eggs in good demand at Ullc
New York Flour heavy and quiet Corn
meal dull. Wheat Spot dull and lc higher,
options moderately active and lc higher, clos
ing weak. Rye quiet Barley nominal; Canada,
offered for October delivery at 80c, with 75c
. . , - : T l , - w
uiu, aiey uiaii, uuii. vorn spot quiet ana
c higher; light offeringsoptions fairly active
and stronger. Oats Spot less active and unset
tled; options quiet and firm. Hay firm and
fairiy active. Hops weak and quiet Coffee
Options opened steady and 1520 points down,
and closed steady and 515points up; sales, 31,
000 bags, including September, 15.2015.15c;
October, 15.2015.60c; November, 15.25c; De
cember, 15.2515.55c: January, 15l2515.55c;
March, 15.30la.60c: April, 15 00c; May, 15.40
15.65c; spot Rio firmer and active: fair
cargoes, 18c Sugar Raw steadier and
in fair demand; sales, 7,000 bags;
centrifugals, 6Jc for 87 test; 10,000 bags do at
Philadelphia, 7 l-16c for 96 test; 1,100 hhds
Barbadoes,6Vc for 89 test: a cargo do at break
water. 6Jic for 90 test; refined quiet and JffiHc
lower and weak; extra C, 6JJ7c; white extra
C, 77Kc: yeUow. 66c: off A, 7 7-167c;
mold A &4c; standard A, 8c: confectioners' A.
8c; cutloaf, 8c; crushed, 8c; powdered, 8Jc;
granulated, fcjic: cubes. 8c Molasses For
eign quiet; New Orleans quiet Rice quiet and
steady. Cottonseed oil quiet and steadv. Tal
low lower; city, S2 for packings. 4 7-16. Rosin
easy and quiet Turpentine firm and quiet
at 1444c Ears in moderate demand and
firm; western, 1617c: receipts. 4,015 pack
ages. Pork quiet. Cutmeata weaker and
quiet; pickled bellies, 12 lbs. c; pickled
shoulders, 5c: pickled ;hams, 10; middles dull
and weak. Lard Options 48 points lower
and quiet: western steam quoted 'at SS 65:
sales of 250 tierces, for export, at S6 65; sales,
September, SO 666 69: October, S6 5S6 62;
November, iO 31tJ 38. Butter quiet and easy
except for fancy; western dairy, 912c: do
creamery, ll17c; do factory. 812c
Cheese steady and in light demand; western,
Philadelphia Flour quiet and weak.
Wheat strong on light offerings and a good
specnlativc demand; No. 3 red, in export eleva
tor. 77c: No. 2 red. in do. 81c: No. 2 red. Au
gust 8484c: September. 83S4c: Octo
ber. 8i;681c: November, 81ffi8oc Corn
ptions firm, but quiet: carlots dnll and lower;
No. 2 yellow, in grain depot 43c; No. 2 high
and yellow, in Twentieth street elevator, 45c;
No. 2 mixed, in do and grain depot, 15c; do, in
Twentieth street elevator, 44c: No. 2 mixed.
August; 4i3c; September, 43U41c;
October, 441c; November, l4iHJic
Oats Spot lower; No. 2 mixed. 2Sc; No. 3
white, 29c choice new No. 2 white. 82kc: recru.
lar do do. 32c; No. 2 white, 33c; futures a shade
firmer, but quiet; No. 2 white. August 30
31c; September. 29K30Kc: October, wfM
30Jc; November, 3(ik31Vfc Eggs firmer;
Pennsylvania firsts, 17c
St Louis Flour firm but unchanged. Wheat
higher. Prices were sharply higher right from
the beginning. There were several small re
lapses during tho session, but the close was at
the top, and ljc above yesterday; No. 2
red, cash, 7!71c; August, 71;71j&,
closed at 71c bid; September, 74k7lkc,
closed at 71c asked; December, 7777c,
closed at 77c asked; May, 82c, closed at S2c
bid. Corn quiet; No. 2 mixed, cash, 33c; Sep
tember, 33c; year, Sljfc closed at 31JJc bid.
Oats higher; No. 2 cash, 19Uc; August 19lc
bid: SepteraDer, 19cbid;May24c Rye quiet
at 38c Flaxseed SI 19 for cash; SI U bid for
Augnst and September.
C1NCE.NATT Flour in better demand and
unchanged. Wheat firm; No. 2 red. 76c: re
ceipts. i,ouu onsneis; snipments. 7,500 bushels.
Corn firm; No. 3 mixed. 3838c Oats In fair
demand; No. 2 mixed, 20c for new; 2424
for old. Rye easy; No. 2. 14c Pork weaker at
Sll 12. Lard dnll at S6 05S10. Bulkmeats
nominal; short rib, S5 60. Bacon easier; short
clear, S6 62. Butter firmer; fancv creamery
20c; choice dairy, ll12c Sugar fn llgbt de
mand and lower; bard refined. 89c- New
Orleans, 78c Eggs Arm at 12l3c Cheese
scarce and firm.
Baltimore Wheat Western firmer- No. 2
winter red. snot and August 9383c: Sep
tember. 82fac; October, 838c;1becem.
ber, 85c Corn Western quiet; mixed spot
and August 43Ji43c; September. '43KC
new, 3032cj old. 83g35c; do mixed new.2628c'
old.2829c Rye steady at 5052c Hat Old
firm; prime to choice timothy, S16 0017 00
Provisions dulL Butter firm; Western packed,
1012c: creamery. 1617c Eggs firm at 14Kc
ToLSDO-CloTerseed dull and eaiy; October,
Wheat No. 2. September. 76-77J8"76K
677c: December. 78K67oK78!47bKc: year,
76VG77e76V076Jc. May. K&eS2J682K6S!B
B35Jc; Decern-
How Some Ambitious, But Not Care
ful Beal Estate Dealers Were
He is Treated to the Best of Everything and
Loaned Money to Boot.
' Last spring a rumor emanated from a
prominent real estate center on Fourth
avenue, that several large manufacturing
concerns in the East 'and South were on the
point of pulling up stakes and locating in
Pittsburg, being attracted hither by the
abundance of natural gas and the superior
shipping facilities. One of these plants was
an extensive ice factory, iu Columbia, B. C.
Another was an iron mill located in the eastern
part of Pennsylvania. The former went so far
as to send an agent here to select a site and
make arrangements for putting up the
necessary buildings. The negotiations wero
prolonged through several weeks, but finally
fell through. In referring to the part be had
taken in this windy deal, a real estate broker
remarked yesterday: '
"I think all these fellows wanted was noto
riety. The mere fact that they were here
looking for sites, whether they Intended to
purchase or not, naturally caused considera
ble talk about them, both here and at home
and that is probably all they wanted. There is
a great deal of this kind of tree advertising
As bearing out the gentleman's conclusion,
the following true story possesses peculiar
significance. I give it substantially as it was
told to me yesterday evening by one of the
About three years ago a very fancy gentle
man, young and prepossessing In manner and
conversation, came here from Boston, repre
senting himself as the agent of a wealthy syn
dicate organized at the Hub to purchase busi
ness property in Pittsburg. He soon opened
negotiations with three or four of the most
prominent real estate dealers on Fourth ave
nue, but met with so little encouragement that
he soon quit them. They took his measure
from the first; and promptly set htm down as a
fraud. There was considerable rivalry between
real estate, dealers at that time, and of this tho
alleged Bdstonlan was quick to inform himself.
From Fourth avenue be switched off to an
other part of the city, where several young
men had just started in the business of bnying
and selling lands and houses, and were wide
open for business. They, unlike their more
conservative brethien, at once took stock in
the stranger and readily fell into his plans.
To make themselves solid with him they wined
and dined him liberally. One party took him
to Hotel Duquesne; another entertained him
at Hotel Anderson. At both places the win
ing and dining were repeated evening after
evening. He was then taken in a carriage to
the different places of interest in the city and
suburbs, visiting many of the leading manu
facturing concerns and examining a number
of business properties He was very favorably
impressed with Diamond street, and expressed
his Intention to mako large investments on that
thoroughfare. Altogether, he was treated
with as much consideration as if he had been
a scion of royalty. He had a -gay time for a
week or two.
On Saturday alternoon he 'tarsM his atten
tion to personal finances. Representing to his
admirers that ho would have a draft for SI, 000
on the following Monday morning, he re
quested a small temporary loan to tide him
over the interval. The response to this appeal
was prompt and favorable. It touched the
hearts and pockets of his newly-made friends,
and they at once made up a purse of S150 and
tendered it to him, telling him. at the same
time, that if he needed more it wonld be forth
coming. The adventurer then, not to be out
done in generosity. Invited the gentlemen to
dine with him at 8 o'clock the same evening at
the Hotel Duquesne.
This high honor from a representative of
Boston mllionaires was duly acknowl
edged and the invitation promptly ac
cepted. The gentlemen went home,
put on their society clothes, and told
their wives that they would not be home for
supper, having been invited to dine with a dis
tinguished stranger, with whom they expected
to transact considerable business. Thev
reached the hotel at the appointed time. Half
an hour or more passed, but the Boston man
did not make his appearance. They finally
made inquiry at the hotel office, both in regard
to the gentleman and the dinner, and were told
that the man was not known there, and that no
arrangements had been made for a feast
This opened the eyes of the real estate men.
It was clear that they had been badly sold.
Crestfallen and hungry, they returned to
their homes, sadder but wiser men. and told
their better-halves to hurry up the suppers
that they had said they did not want as the
gentleman with whom they had been invited
to dine had been unexpectedly called away
from the city. Until this day the victims of
this swindle have remained in ignorance of the
identity and whereabouts of the man who took
them in so handsomely and then
"Folded his tent lite the Arabs,
And as silently ttoleaway."
Stocks Hold Their Own Under the Pressure
of Extreme Dullness.
The stock market was featureless at both
ends yesterday. Tho forenoon's bnslness com
prised the sale ot ten shares of Citizens' Trac
tion at 69 a decline. The othei tractions were
weaker. Nothing was done in the afternoon.
There was some demand for natural gas stocks,
bnt dealers could not come to terms. Natural
Gas of West Vlrgiula was bid up to 72; with
none offered. Philadelphia was steady at pre
vious quotations. The same may be said of
Switch and Signal and La Nona. Keystone
Bank had a bid of 61, with 63 asked, but these
figures were merely nominal, Intended to make
a show on the board.
The largest private transaction reported was
by Henry M. Long, who bought 300 shares of
Electric at 52 and 62, including dividend.
It was quoted on 'Change at 51JJ bidand62i
asked, dividend off. There were no orders for
anything. The staying qualities of nearly all
the local properties is somewhat surprising
under the circumstances, and afford proof that
a very moderate buying movement would lift
them out of the rut. Bids and offers were-
Hid. Asked. Hid. Asked.
65 61 63
72 .... 73 .. .
35 .... 35
"ii l7S H is
37 37JJ
&H 3744
81X 3r 31
100 .... 100 ....
73'i s
315 .... 31J4 S
68 .... 68 ....
49 .... 49
110 .... 105
1. iv 3.::
55 .... 55
:;; "X tan
Keystone Bank, Pitts.
ltriilgcwater Gas
Sat Uas Co. or W. Va.
Ohio Valley Gas.
P. .N. U. A P. Co
PennsvlvanlaUas Co..
Philadelphia Co
Mheellnr Gas Co
Forest Oil Co
'ft ashlngton Oil Co....
Central Traction. -
CI tlrens' Traction
Pittsburg Traction
Pleasant Vallev
Hand Street Bridge....
Union Bridge .....
La Norla Mining Co...
U.S.Abie. Co -
U. S. A &Tc. Co. prcf.
estinchousc Klectnc
Pitts. Cyclorarca Co...
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 131.123 shares, including: Atchison.
11.420: Erie. 7.416; Missouri Pacific, 7,622: North
wetern. 6,200; Norfolk and Western, preferred,
4,300; Northern Pacific, 7,027; Oregon Trans
continental. 3.350: Reading, 6,810; St Paul. 18.
191; Union Pacific. 3,200. ' '
No New Fentnres bat a Good Average Busi
ness Forelfn Trade.
Fignres of yesterday's Clearing House r6port
are: Exchanges, 1,755,114 78; Balances, S246,
052 64, showing a very good movement of staple
commodities for the season. Clerical bnslness
was not heavy, but aggregated a good average.
Depositing was the feature. Currency and ex
change showed very little difference either
way. . t
The leading feature of our foreign trade in
the fiscal year Just closed, Is the excess in total
trade shown over the preceding fiscal year.
The total value of the exports and imports ot
foreign and domestic merchandise, coin and
bullion, was 11,613,133,881, an excess over the
preceding year of 87,470,061, or' about G per
cent Over three-quarters of the total Increase
in trade was due to the larger movement of
both the Import and export trade in merchan
dise, while the balance was due principally to
the heavy excess in both gold and silver ex
ports this year over last The total exports of
merchandise are placed at S742.401.799, of which
S12.U9.1S3 was foreign merchandise re-exported,
against S695,954,507 in the preceding fiscal year.
The import trade in merchandise also shows an
increase, although not to the same extent the
total aggregating $745,127,478, against J723,957,
114 in the preceding year.
A feature of the merchandise movement was
that the Imports exceeded the exports by only
S2.725,877,while last year the excess was S28.
002,607. The movement of foreign merchandise
re-exported shows little change from last year.
The total imports and exports of merchandise
in the last fiscal year were valued at Sl.487,529,
275, as against (U19.91L621 in the preceding
year, a gain of S67,617,b54. The value of the ex
ports of merchandise was larger during the
year just closed than in any other year since
1883, and was onlv exceeded by the exports of
1831, 1832 and 1SS3. The Imports of merchan
dise during the fiscal year just closed were the
largest In the history of our commerce, exceed
ing the year 1882, when they amounted to S724,
During each of the years from 1876 to 1887,
inclusive, there was an excess of exports of
merchandise over imports, the yearly average
for that period being S134.388.812, the excess
amonntlng in 1881 to $259,712,718. During the
fiscal year 1887-88 the value of the import of
merchandise exceeded that of exports by $28.
002.607. and during the last fiscal year by only
$2,725,677. The latter year, therefore, is espe
cially notable for the fact that for the first
time in 13 years the imports and exports of
merchandise have nearly balanced.
Money on call atNew x ork yesterday was easy
at 21 per cent last loan 3. closed offered at
3. Prune mercantile paper, 4Ji6. sterling
exchange dull but steady at 1 82 for 60-day
bills and $4 87i for demand.
Closing Bond Quotations.
U. S. !, rep 128
U. S. 4s. coud 128
M. K. AT. Oen.Ss
Mutual Union 69..,
N. J. c. Int Cert.,
Northern Fac lsts,
Northern Pac. 2di.
U. S. m, re 105X
U. S. AHs. coup.... lOtu
PaclflcSsofM. 118
Loulslanastampedls 8)
Missouri Ss lOOJi
Northwt'n consols. 147
Northw'n deben's..H4(
Oregon A Trans, ei.105
SLL. 4I.M. Uen. 5s 85
ienn. new sec os....iua
Tcnn. new set. 5S....10B
Tenn. newset.Ss.... 7a
Canada Bo. Ms S9
Cen. 1'aciaclstt 1HX
Den. It O., lsts...I2I .
Den. iH.O. 4a 79
D.&ftO.Westlstl. 101
Zrte,2d IBS
U.K.. AT. Oen.es.. 64
St. L.A3.P. Gen.itllS
au Paul consols ....127
St. PL ChlAPe.ltts.ll7H
Tx Pc.UO.Tr Rs.so
Tx.,Pc.K.G.Tr.Kct ZIK
Union Pae. nts...ua
West Shore .....106
GovernmentandState bonds were strong and
New York Clearings to-day, $100,500,358;
balances. $5,152,908.
Boston Clearings, $13,441,226; balances,
$1,754,178. Money at 3 per cent
Baltimore Clearings to-day. $2,320,433; bal
ances. $231,235.
Philadelphia Clearings, $9,141,763; bal
ance. $1,289,518.
London The amount of bullion withdrawn
from the Bank of England on balance to-day is
50.000. Bar silver, 42 5-13 per ounce.
Paris Three per cent rentes, 85f 47c for
the account
Chicago Monev easy. On call. 55 per
cent; time loans, 67. Bank clearings, $10,235,-
Oil Traders Recover From the Panic nnd
Move on ns Usual.
Oil brokers weraa little nervous when the
cong sounded yesterday, but their appre
hensions proved to be unfounded, as nothing
unusual transpired. New York bought from
the start, which stiffened the market The
lowest figures of the day were made on the an
nouncement of a decline in refined in New
York and Antwerp, but this was offset by the
oversold element buying again, carrying the
price up to the highest point of the day. A
lull ensued, which lasted until shortly before
the close, during which quotations reached
low.water mark.
This was succeeded in the last few minutes
by another little trying spurt which elevated
the commodity to almost the best figures. The
market closed strong, with the trade entirely
recovered from the semi-panic of Tuesday
evening. Trading was above the average, but
not so large as on Ibe previous day, when the
clearings were 1,052,000 barrels. Very little
cash oil was handled. It 'was about c
cheaper than the regular. Other features of
the market are appended.
Yesterday's Oil Range.
Corrected daily by John M. Oasuey Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
leum Exchange
.. wAHLowest...,
.. 97Closed....
, 95X
. 43.US
Average runs I
Average shipments ...... ..
Average charter. '...
Beflned, Mew York, 7.40c
ttennec, jjonaon, &.a.
Refined, Antwerp, l8Kf.
Refined. Liverpool, fid.
A. B. McQrew fc Co. quote: Puts, 85 to
95c; calls, 9Qic.
Other Oil Market.
On, CrrT.August 14. National trinslt certifi
cates opened at 96c: highest 97c: lowest
95c; closed, 97c. Sales, 812,000 barrels; clear
ances, 105,000 barrels; charters 119.563 barrels:
shipments, 89,430 barrels; runs, 70,919 barrels.
PrrrSBrmo, August 14. Petroleum firm and
higher; national transit certificates opened at
95gc; closed at 97Kc; highest 97Jcj lowest,
Bradford, August 14. National transit cer-
uncates opened at voc; closed at M7J
highest, 97Jc; lowest, 95c; clearances, 910,'
Trrusvixi,E, August 14. National transit
certificates opened at 95c; highest, 97c;
lowest, 95JjJc; closed, 97c
New York. August 14. Petroleum opened
firm at 96c. and after a slight decline in the
first hour became strong and moved up sharply
on buying by Standard oil brokers, closing
strong at 97c Total sales, 1,720,000 barrels.
Beat Estate Gives Conclusive Evidence ot
Waklnc Dp Latest Denis.
James W. Drape & Co. sold a house and lot
in the East End, near Penn avenue, for 13,000
cash. They also placed three mortgages of
1,200. SSOO and $700 at 6 per cent on property in
Black & Eaird sold for William L. Mellon to
H. L. Bowman a seven-room frame house,
situate on Walnut street, Twentieth ward, for
Reed B. Coyle 4 Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
to David Jones lots Nos. 17 and 32, in the
Marion Place plan, for SoOO. Mr. Jones will
commence to build immediately.
George 8. Martin, 603 Liberty street sold in
the Maplewood Park plan, wilklnsburg, lot
No. 48, having a frontage of 40 feet on Coal
street by 120 feet to Washington lane, for S400,
to John P. Kennedy.
Ewing & Bvers.No. 107 Federal street, placed
a mortgage of 1790 for two years at 6 per cent
on property in the Tenth ward, Allegheny.
Samuel w. Black A. Co.. 09 Fourth ,,ni
placed a mortgage for 5750 on a property In
the Nineteenth ward, Pittsburg, for three years
V 1'A i.CUI,
L. O. Frazler, corner Fortv-fifth and Butler
streets, sold for William Velte etal,anew
modern frame dwelling, five rooms, etclot
18x100 feet situata on the southwest corner of
Gross street and Mellon alley. Twentieth ward,
to Harrv Dickinson, for S2,60a
John F. Baxter. 512 Smithfield street, sold lot
No. 96. Bank of Commerce addition, Brusbton
station, frontage of 40 feet on Kelly street bv
JlLt02,??f?0i,a"e3, J w- D- Kirkland, for
S600. This is Mr. Kirkland's second purchase
in this plan in less than a week.
Thomas McCaffrey. 3509 Butler street, sold
for Mrs. T. Fuhrer to 8. Shnltz, a lot on Main
street spKxlOO feet, for 11,900. He also sold for
L. W. Menold to Samuel Berry, a lot 32x100
feet on Dearborn street. Nineteenth ward, for
Business Notes.
Plenty of money and big crops are the bull
elements in the stock market
The short Interest in oil was so small that no
one was hnrt by Tuesday's panic
This is a good time to present the La Noria
statement The stock is weakening.
Captain Barbour will take his vacation In
December. He will visit Gettysburg.
The dullness in the stock market is dne to
lack of orders more than anything else.
Beaddock merchants say business there is
first class. Bankers report large deposits,
A. J, Btebs, of Ewing & Brers, real estate,
has gone to Atlantic City for a ten days' vaca
tion. The completion of the extensive Improve
ments to the Junction Railroad should give the
stock a lilt .
Stock brokers affect light-colored clothing.
It would be hard to find a better dressed lot of
men anywhere.
All of the Westlngbouse properties are on a
substantial business footing. Someot them
are running night and-day. - ,
Harris, the Wilkinsbnrg confectioner, is
looking up plans for his new house, nearly op
po'lte bis present place ot business.
An experienced broker remarked yesterday
that be considered natural gas stocks a good
investment He thinks they will brace up in
the fall. 4
jTjm grow earnings of la railroads for eight I
months of this year aggregate $201,478,264,
against $188,83L19I In 18S8. The mileage is 73,
10. against 70,183 miles last year.
Wall Street Saflerlns From an Attack of
Apathy Yery Little Dolntrln Stocks,
and No Important Chances In Quo
' tatlons Bonds Lifeless.
New York. August 14. The stock market
was again extremely dull, with the business al
most entirely in the hands of the traders, local
operators of weight, as well as outside inter
ests, doing literally nothing in the market
There was an attempt to carry yesterday's re
action still farther, and In some instances frac
tional Impressions were made upon prices, but
the general effect of the effort was very disap
pointing, and later in the day there was a re
turn to strength and most stocks closed higher
than last evening. The movements were, in all
except a halt dozen stocks, confined to the
smallest fractions, and the dealings almost
throughout the entire day were barren of
features of importance The fluctuations were
made entirely by the operations by the traders,
who when disappointed In their efforts to get
prices down turned in to cover.
First prices were within a slight fraction of the
closing figures of last evening, but the subse
quent dealings were extremely "dull, and
though the drift of prices was slightly down
ward until toward noon when there was a gen
eral recovery with Rock Island and Erie lead
ing. The reports of the crops along the line of
the former had much to do with the strength
displayed, but the movement was without sig
nificance. Bugar Trust was weak at the open
ing, and opened going down 1 per cent, but re
covered a portion of the loss, fluctuating
within a rapge of less than fi per cent
A further effort was made to get the list
down after 12 o'clock, and Atchison, the Chesa
peake and Ohio's and Northwestern were lead
ers in the decline, the last named losing per
cent The attack died away toward delivery
npur, and a covering movement, which reached
all portions of the list was inaugurated and
the advance was helped along by renewed
buying of Lake. Erie and Western preferred
and Dfllniparn anil Ffnit.ftn Ah nf whfoh mri.
denly rose over 1 per cent whloh was retained
at the close. The close was dull, but firm at
close to the opening prices form most of the
list The final changes are for slight fractions
only. Delaware and Hudson and Norfolk and
Western preferred are each up i per cent and
Chicago and East Illinois L
There was no improvement in railroad bonds
the sales of all issues reaching only $730,000 and
the course of prices was closely in sympathy
with the dealing in stocks, being heavy in the
foreign but reacting toward the close. There
were a few important final changes, and among
those which are lower Chesapeake. Ohio and
Southwestern seconds lose 277c; Chatta
nooga consols 20133. Houston and Texas
second receipts rose 2 to 123.
The following table snows tne prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange vester-
fuy. Corrected dally for The Dispatch by
JVhitnxt ASTirnrNSON. oldest Pltutmrr mem
bers of New York Stock Exchange, 37 fourth aye-
in. Am. Cotton OU nvi
Aten.. Top. A B. F.... 71X
Canadian Piciflc
Canada southern. S3
Central or .New Jersey.mK
CentralPaelrlL 3oS
CoesaoeakeA Ohio.... 15
C Bur. A Ou1i,t.....104
C, Mil. A St. Paul.... 713
C, KocKL AP sax
C.. St L. A Pitts
C, St L. A Pitts, pt
U. St. P..M. AO 33
C, St. Mil O.. pr. 98
C A .Northwestern. ...111)?,
GAMorthwesiatn, pr.
C, C, C. A 1 74K
C. C. C A I., pf 102
Col. Coal A Iron
Col. A Hocking Val .. 15
Del.. L. A V 1WK
Del. A Hudson 147
K.T.. Va. AUa ....
E. T., Va. A Oa. 1st pf. ....
E.T.. Va. AOa.2dpr. ....
Illinois central. 1153,
Lake Erie A Western
Late Erie A West Dr.. tz
Late Snore AM. S.....1M
LonlsvUleAKasbvllle. S3H
Michigan central &S!
Mobile Ohio
Mo., Kan. A Texas
Missouri Pacific 72
taw ifork Central 107
. It.. L. E. A W 28
S.I..L, E. AW., pref 63X
21. I.. C. A St U
in. x c t st. i,. pr.
N.X.. C. ASt-r.. 2d nf ....
est. 52
104 H
est 523
UiH iista
MM an
104)4 104
70 C3H
88X 88
72 71M
107 107
HK 27
esk tSM
ii'ii m'v
17 17H
16 iex
541 S3
293 29H
H7H S7
22J 22M
MX 35K
ii" 44i
17 179
sx an
. 1. O. A W 17K
Norfolk a Western.... 16
.Norfolk Western.pt. 53
Northern Paciae 29?
.Nortnern pacific nref. 67)4
OMoA Mississippi..... 22H
Oregon Improvement
Orejrqp Transcon 33K
PseifloMall 36
Feo. Dec. A Evans
Phlladel. A Heading.. .5
lullman Palace Car.. .179
Richmond, A W. P. T 23
Richmond AW.P.T.pf :...
St. P., Minn. A Man. .102
St.L.ASan Fran
St L. A San irran pf.. ....
M.L,. A ban F. 1st pf.. ...
Texas Pacific 21K
Union TaclOc tl
Wabaan 17K
Wabash preferred 323?
Western Union 85J
Wheeling A L. . 70M
Sugar Trust 107(
National Lead Trust. 234
Chicago Gas Trust 59)4
21 h
59.H MX
Philadelphia Stocks.
Closing quotations of Phlladelnhla stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue.
aismoers .aew xork Stock Ex-
Pennsylvania Railroad 52V
Reading 22 7-16
BuOalo. Pittsburg and Western 9
LehUh Valley 535s
Lehlgn -NaTlsratlon (3
Northern PaclSe 294
Northern Paclflo preferred eih
Boaron Stocks.
Atch.LandGrant lvnt
Boston A AID any... 217
Boston A Maine... ..203
u. a. AQ. 104
Clnn. San. A Cleve. 24K
Eastern R. Ji 100
Eastern It K. 6s ....lio4
flint A Pare M. nfd. 93
Mexican On. com.. 14V
Mex.C.lstmttr. bds. 65V
. X. AAewEns:... 8CV
Old Colony. 173
Kntland preferred.. 40
Wls.Mntral.com... 21
AlIouezMgCo(new).. X
Calumet A Becla....224
franklin. 9
Huron Ji
Osceola. 10
Pewabte (new) 2
Qulncy 51
Bell Telephone 230
Boston Land 6K
Waver Power 6
Tamarack 100V
San lllego 24
Santa Jfe copper.... 72
Mining Stocks.
NEW YOBI. August 14. Amador. 100,-Asnen,
200; Best & Belcher. 350; Caledonia B.H., 300;
Colorado Central, 120; Consolidated California
and Virginia, 725: Commonwealth. 300; Dead
wood Ter., 140; Eureka Consolldated,I:25 El
Cristo, 100; Gould fc Curry, 190: Hale 4Nor
cross, 280: Homestake, 900; Horn Silver, 115;
Iron Sllver,'175: Mexican. 305; Mono.100: Mutnal.
140; North Belle Isle. UJO; Ontario, 34.00; Ophlr.
24.60: Occidental, 180: Plymouth, 440; Savage,
135; Sierra Nevada, 240; Standard, 100; Sulli
van. 116: Union Consolidated. 250; Ward Con
solidated, 170; Yellow Jacket, 280.
A List of Eecent Inventions of n Mechanical
List of United States patents issued Tues
day, August 13, 1889, Xo Western Pennsyl
vania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia In
ventors f nmlshed by O. D. Levis, patent attor
ney, No. 131 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.:
John Surnham. Lima, O., weatherstrip; Edwin
F. Carter, Allegheny, Pa., cutter for mowing ma
chines; James C. Conroy, Pittsburg-, Pa,, assignor
of one-half to Union Water Meter Company
(Mass.), cross for gas mains or pipe: Charles R.
Dellenbanch (assignor or three-fourths to W. H.
Hoover, C. Kees and I. W. King. Pitts
burg, Pa.). steam engines: Alexander
Dow, Mount Healthy, O., clamp file;
Cyrus T. Ilanns, Pittsburg. Pa., "bolting
reel:" Lovren E. Hogus. Greenville, Pa.,lnJector
for steam boilers; Lovren K. Bogus, Greenville,
Pa., injector for steam boilers: William J. Lewis.
Pittsburg, Pa rolling metal: William J. Lewis,
Pittsburg. Pa., rolling metal plates: Henry P.
Mann, Allegheny, Pa., car wheel, two patents;
James B, McEwen, Bldgeway, Pa., eccentric
connection: Arthur J. Moxham. Johnstown, Pa.,
rolling steel or Iron, two patents; William E.
Sefton, Canton, O., plow clevis; PhllllnM. Sharp
less. West Chester, Pa., centrifugal lubri
cator; Daniel C. Storer, Preeport Pa.,
typewriting machine: John C. Sturgeon,
assignor of one-quarter to . 8. A. Daven
port Erie, Pa., plDe coupling; John O.
Sturgeon, Erie, Pa., assignor of one-quarter to 8.
A. Davenport Pipe or nose coupling; Jobn C
Sturgeon, assignor of one-quarter to S. A. Daven
port Erie, Pa., ball and socket pipe ioint; Will
lam J. Jaggart assignor of same to Standard Car
Heatlnz and Ventilating Uomnanv. Plttsbarir.
Pa., pipe coupling; WllmerU.TattershalLbprlng- J
uciu, v., pnouogram cyiinaer: i;sssins 1. momp
son. East Liverpool, O., pottery dipping tub;
llostetter Company, Pittsburg, Pa., stomach bit
ters trade mark.
The Drytroods Market.
New York, August 14. The duplicate de
mand for dry goods from interior jobbers is
beginning to show up encouragingly, especially
from Chicago and St Louis jobbers where
trade Is reported active. The eastern lobbing
trade is developing satisfactorily and the out
look altogether is such as to give a better tone
to the market. Bleached cottons continue in
special request and goods under 7o a yard j
nave an upwara iook. me assignees 01 tne
Riverside and Oswego mills will continue and
complete the season's business.
Wool Markets.
BT. TtTTTS .1T,trw Itttl itnlM. ttfffc mlnu n.
Potatoes Weak Choice Apples Firm
. Peaches Too Plenty.
Oats the Weak Factor of Cereals
FirmerFlour Off.
Office of the PiTTSBUBa Dispatch, J
Wednesday, August 14, 1SS9. S
Country Produce Jobbing Prices
Potatoes are in better supply and w.eak.
Choice apples are scarce and firm. Oeorgia
melons are near their end for this season. Jer
sey's are not panning out as well as expected.
Peaches are in bountiful supply from Delaware,
and markets were not able to absorb all that
came. Half-bushel baskets were slow at tl to
f 1 25. Eggs are very firm aPquotations. Cream
ery and country butter still show an upward
drift, notwithstanding recent advance. A lead
ing jobber of bntter, eggs and cheese said to
day: "Trade has held up unusually well this
month. I was in hopes to have a quiet time
and get away to the mountains for a week or
two, but we have been kept so busy that I have
been forced to stay by the stuff."
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2i,j2c; Ohio do,
1920c; fresh dairy packed, 1516c; country
rolls, 1315e.
Beans Navy hand-picked beans, $2 402 60;
medium, S2 302 40.
Beeswax 2830c p lb for choice; low grade,
Cidkb Sand refined, $6 507 60; common,
$3 504 00: crab cider, f8 008 50 3i barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c gallon.
.Cheese Ohio, 8c; New York, 10c; Llm
burger, 89c: domestic Sweitzer, 9K12Xc:
Imported Sweitier, 22Kc
California Fruits California peaches,
S2 CO W K-busbel box: Bartlett pears. S3 00S
3 50 ft box; grapes, 12 603 00 a 20-pound box;
apricots, $2 00 a 4-basket case; plums, tl 75
2 00 a 4-basket case.
EGGS 1516c ft dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits AnDies. ii bosh m at harmi? rin.
apples, tl 001 25 ft dozen: whortleber
ries. 75cSl 00 ft pail; watermelons, 15 0020 00
ft hundred; Delaware peaches, fl 0C1 25 ft
half-bushel basket
Feathers Extra live geese. 6060c; No. 1,
do, 4045c: mixed lots, 3035c ft B.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 5O60cf?
pair; old, 7075c ft pair. . v
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 As to bushel, 15 60
ft bushel; clover, large English, 62 tts, $6 00;
clover, Alsike, tS 60; clover, white, 19 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, 11 B5; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 Us, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 tts, 81 00;
orchard grass, 14 lbs, II 65; red top, 14 lbs. tl 25;
millet 50 lbs,:tl 00; German millet 50 lbs,
SI 60: Hungarian grass, 60 lbs, tl 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, S3 60 ft bushel of
14 lbs.
Tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, i
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy. t5 50
6 60 ft box: Messina oranges, to 005 50 ft box;
rodl, S4 505 00: bananas, S2 00 firsts, SI 25 good
seconds, ft bunch; cocuanuts, S4 004 60 ft
hundred; new figs, 8K9c ft lb; dates, 563&
ft lb.
Vegetables Potatoes, SI 2501 40 ft barrel;
tomatoes, home-grown, tl 251 50 ft bushel;
wax beans, f 1 ft bushel; green beans, 6075c ft
bushel; cucumbers, home raised, SI 60 ft bushel;
radishes. 2540c ft dozen; home-grown, cab
bages, 50c ft bushel; new celery, home-grown.
50c ft dozen; sweet potatoes, Si 004 50 ft barrel
The drift of sugar Is toward a lower level, as
our quotations will disclose. Coffee is firm
enough to go higher soon. Other groceries are
practically unchanged.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 21X22Ve;
choice Rio. 1920e; prime Rio, 19c:.falr Rio,
18Ji19Kc; old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 2223c; Mocha. 27628c: Santos 1922Xc;
Caracas. 2022c; peaberry, Rio, 2224c; La
Guayra. 2122c-
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,
22c; high grades. 24K26Kc: old Government
Java, bulk. 3131c; Maracaibo. 2627c;
Santos, 20K22Kc; peaberry, 25c; peaberry,
cheice Rio, 23Kc; prime Rio, 21&:; good Rio,
21c; ordinary, 2uc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 214525c: allspice, 8c;
cassia. 6c: pepper, 16c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleuk (jobbers' prices) 110 test 7c:
Ohio. J20, 8fc; headlight, 15. 8Kc; water
white. 10c; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadlne,
llc;roTalice, 14c.
bYRUPS Corn syrups, 2629c: choice sugar
syrups, 33QSSc; prime sugar syrup. 304333c:
strictly prime. 833oc; new maple syrup. 90c.
N. O. MOLASHES-Fancy, 48c: choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c: mixed, 4042c-
Soda Bicarb in kegs, 3K4c; bl-carb in
5c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lJc;do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearfne, M
set. 8Kc; parafflne, ll12c
Rice Head. Carolina, l&iyicj choice, 6ii
7c; prime, &K6Mc: Louisiana, 66Kc
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 57c; gloss
starch, 67c
Foreion Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 60; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
tl 85; Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia, 768c;
sultana, 8Kc: currants, 4g5c: Turkey prunes,
Ji5c; French prunes. 8K13c: Salonlca
prunes, in 2-tt packages, 8c; cocoannts, fl 100,
$6 00; almonds. Lam, per ft. 20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled. 40c: walnuts, nap., 12Q15c; Sicily
filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12Q16c: new dates,
56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
per fit. 2122c; lemon peel, p ft, 1314c: orange
peel, 12Xc
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per & 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6!46Kc: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c: peaches, California evaporated,
unpared, 1012Hc; cherries, pitted, 2I22c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c: raspberries, evapor
ated. 2424Xc; blackberries, 7X8c; huckle
berries, 10Q12&.
SUGARS Cubes, Be; powdered, 9c: granu
lated, 8c; confectioners' A, 8c; standard
A, 8c; soft whites. 88Jic: yellow, choice,
7c; yellow, good, 7XSc; yellow, fair, 7lAcs
syeilow. dark, 7c
1-iCKLES Aiedlum, bbls (1,200), S4 50; medi
um, half bbls faooi. ft! 75.
Salt No. 1, f) bbl. 95c: No. 1 ex. 9 bM, SI 05,
" 3. r1 "ui, 4V, coarse crystal, ft 001, ft zu;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, S2 80, Higgins
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches tl 30Q
1 90; 2dsJl 301 35; extra peaches. SI 601 90;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, $11 50; Hid. Co.
corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cfl; Lima beans,
tl 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do. 7&85c; mar
rowfat peas. SI 10S1 15: soaked peas. 70075c:
pineapples, tl 40051 60; Bahama do, 12 75, dam
sonplums, 95cJ greengages, tl 25; egg plums,
S2; California pears, S2 50; do greengages, S2; do,
egg plums, S2; extra white cherries. S2 90: red
cherries. 2 Ba. 90c: rasnberries. SI 40al &
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, tl 301 40;
tomatoes, 82K92c; salmon. 1-ft. f 754J2 10;
blackberries, SOc; succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
99c; do green, 2 tt, tl 251 60; corn beef. 2-ft
cans. S2 05; 14-ft cans, S14 00; baked beans, tl 45
eiioo; looster. i-b, si 70431 80; mackerel, 1-ft
cans. Drolled, tl 50: sardines, domestic, lis,
tl 604 60; sardines, domestic. K. :SS 258 50;
sardines, imported. Us, til 50012 60, sardines,
imported, &, 118; sardines, mustard, S4 50; sar
dines, spiced, S4 60.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 38 W
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess. S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
36: No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
Rollock. 4c f? B; do medium, George's cod.
:; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in Mocks, 6K7Xa Herring
Round shore, S5 00 $ bbl; split S7 00; lake,
S2 00 f 100-& half bbl. White fish. t7 00 100
ft half bbl. Lake trout to 60 bait bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut 13c
1 ft. Pickerel. & barrel, S2 00; 1 barrel, SI 10;
Potomac herring, to 00 Tp barrel, S2 50 a K
Oatmeal to, 306 60 bbl.
Miners' Oil No. J winter strained, 5557c
W gallon. Lard oil. 75c
Grain, Floor nnd Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, S3 cars. By Pittsburg. Fort Wayne
and Chlcago,8cars of oats. 4 of flour,2 of wheat,
1 of malt By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St
Louis, 8 cars of oats, 2 of hay,3 of com. By Bal
timore and Ohio, 2 cars of oats, 2 of hay. By
Pittsburg and Lake Erie. 1 tar of hay. Sales
on call, 2 cars No. 2 red wheat, 83c, 10 days,
Pennsylvania lines. More than half of the re
ceipts this week are oats, and markets in this
line are extremely dull. We quote only new
oats, which vary little in price from the old.
Choice old oats are worth 2c above quotations
below. Wheat at this date appears to be in the
hands of bells, and an advance of nearly 2c per
bushel Is reported since yesterday. Our flnr
quotations are regarded as too low by some
jobbers, but if the cash buyer cannot secure
flour in job lots at quotations below, the com
mercial reporter of The Dispatch has been
deceived. It should always be remembered
tbat our cereal quotations are for carload lots.
According to reliable Information, the best
spring patent flour can be laid down here in
wood from Minneapolis at to 65.
Wheat Jobbing prices New No. 2 red,
CORN No. 2 yellow, ear, 454246c; high mixed
ear, 4444c; No, 3 yellow, shelled, 4243c;
high ruixeu. shelled, 4142c: mixed. Shelled,
Oats No. 2 white. 28X29c; extra No. 8,
2728c; mixed. 2423c; mixed oats. 25K27Kc
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio,lt5o2c;
No. 1 Western. SXJSlc; new rye No. 2 Ohio,
47048c '
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, 5 59f9S 00; winter straight,
4 75486 00. clear winter. S4 60475; straight
XXXX bakers', tl 0001 25; Rye flour, 3 500
4 oa
Millfeed Middlings, fine white. $13 608
15 00 ton; brown middlings, Sll 50012 00; win
ter wheat bran, (11 00011 25; chop feed, 515 50
16 oa
HAT Baled timothy, choice, 14 5014 75;
No. ldo. S13 50013 75; No. 2 do, Sll 00012 50;
loose from wagon, 16 00018 00; new bay crop,
10 00011 00, according to quality: No. 1 up
land prairie. $9000860; No. S (7 600800; pack
ing do, K 0006 5 50.
Straw Oats, 56 SO; wheat and rye f traw,
5 6006 00.
Sugar-cured bams, large, llKc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c, sugar-cured hams, small,
12Jc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Kc; sugar
enred shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders. 9c; sugar-cured California hams.
8c: sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, lOKe, sngar-cured dried
beef rounds, 12c; bacon shoulders, 6Jfc; baron
clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8Kc; dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, 8c
Mess pork, heavy, S13 00; mess pork, family,
S13 50. Lard Refined in tierces, eke; half
barrels, 6Kc; 60-lk tubs. 6Jc: 20-ft palls.'Ycs 60-ft
tin cans, 6&c: 3-ft tin pails: 7c; 5-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin palls, 6c; 5-ft tin pails. 7c: 10-ft
tin pails, 7c Smoked sansage, long. 5c: large,
5c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless bams, 10c
Pigs feet, half barrel, $3 50; quarter barrel,
$2 00.
Dressed Meat.
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses. 450 to 550
tts,6c:650to650tts,6Uf: G5u to 750 Bs, 6Vc
Sheep, sc yt ft. Lambs, 10c fl A. Hogs, oc
Fresh pork loins, 8Xc
There are no new developments in lumber
lines the past week. Dealers report a great
scarcity 01 dry hemlock and an impossibility to
meet demands in this line. The fall outlook for
a brisk trade is good, neverbetter at this season
of the year.
Clear boards, per SI , SSIOoa.'.'! CD
Select common boards, per M ao 00
Cornmoa boards perM 20 00
bheathlng w 00
Pine frame lumber per 31 a 00(327 00
bhlngles. So. 1, IS In. per M s 00
Shingles, A'o. 2, 19 In. per M S73
Lath loo
Clear boards, per M. , .. f eooo
Surface boards 30 003SOO
Clear. H-lnch beaded celling 26 00
Partition boards, perM 3500
Flooring, No. 1 30 00
Flooring, Ho.t 25 00
Yellow pine flooring 30 OOTJMOOO
Weather-boarding, moulded. No. 1.... 30 00
Weather-boarding, moulded, No. 2.... 23 00
Weather-boarding. )4-lnch .-.. a) 00
Asb. Mo41u S40 0CK3.MOO
Black walnut green, log run s OOiaM 00
111 ek walnut dry, log run GO 00(573 00
Cherry.... 40 09330 00
Green white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 20 00r23CO
Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 In..
20 00325 00
20 00323 00
23 00S30 00
18 00325 00
UC25 00
1 m
jry wnite oak boards, lln
West Va. yellow pine, 1 Inch
WestVa. yellowplne, 1J4 inch....
West Va. yellow poplar, 44 to 1 In.
Hickory, 1)4 to 3 In.......
Hemlock building lumber, perM.
Bankralls u no
Boat studding 1400
Coal car plank ig co
A,,,V"V! $30 00343 00
Walnut log run, green 25 0OB 00
Walnut log run. dry 35 oo&W 01
White oak plank, green 18 00322 00
White oak plank, dry 18 00025 00
White oak boards, dry 13 005)23 00
West Va. yellowplne. 1 in 20 (wacs 00
West Va. yellowplne, 1) in 20 0O5C3 00
Yellow poplar... 20 00034 00
Hickory, & to S In 18 0O325 on
Hemlock. 11S013S0
Bunk rails. M o
Boat studding. M w
Joal car plank u 00
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sta,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week is
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
Why toil and slave forever P Life
was meant for living-, not eternal
slaving:. Cease this weary drudg
ery. SOAPONA does your work
itself, and neither injures hand nor
fatirlc. Then why do it your Tia
nonsense, very nonsense. Awake,
Ladies, Awajtol Tour health and
life are at stake. Use SOAPONA
everywhere. It cleans like magio.
R. W.BELL MFG. CO., Buffalo, N.Y,
Blood Purifier.
A purely Vegetable
Compound that expels,
all bad humors from the
system. Removes blotch
es and pimples, and
makes pure, rich blood.
JAS. D. CALLERY President
Capital and surplus. (125,000.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
The simple application of "Swatse's Oint
ment" without anv internal medicine, will
cure any case of Tetter. Salt Rheum, Ring
worln. Piles, Itch. Sores. Pimples, Erysipelas,
etc., no matter how obstinate or long standing.
Sold bv druggist, or sent bv mall for 50c. 3
boxes, SI 25. Address DR. SWAYNE 4SON,
Philadelphia, Pa. Ask your druggist for it.
Sold by all store dealers. Manufactured by
683 and 634 LIBERTY 8TKEE1C
Ton Want to knonr vhlt vnn nntrht tn
know. enl for medal nIrenla.rrMla.ttTA
apromptand permanent care for Nerroas
Debllit, Weaknr, eta Price SI per box.
aj89-24yrTswk m wiiiUsi Street, N. Y J
The number of people who annually die
from Brlght's disease is simply astonishing.
Beginning by a weakness in the back, accom
panied by pain, which at first may be slight,
still, as the disease nrogresses, there Is an in
creased pain in the small of the back and in
the region of the groins, high colored urine
with brick dust sediment, scanty or copious
flow, with pain in voiding it Not only do the
kidneys themselves become organically dis
eased, terminating in gravel or stone iu the
bladder, diabetes or Brlght's disease, but i -one
of the most potent causes of rheumatism
and dropsy.
Dr. Sharer, one ot the physicians of the
Folypathlc Medical Institute, at 420 Penn arc
The Polypathia Medical Institute is perma
nently located in Pittsburg for the treatment
of rheumatism, kidney and urinary diseases.
Its physicians are not confined to any school of
practice, but embrace any and all remedies
tbat close study and long experience have
found to be the most effectual in curing dis
ease Dr. Shafer, one of the physicians asso
ciated with this medical institution, and a
skilled specialist, gives especial attention to
the treatment ot all kidney and urinary dis
eases. Analysis of specimens of urine free.
Consultation also free.
Office hours, 10 to 11:30 a. St. 1 to 4 and 6 to 8
p. M. Sundays. 1 to 4 p. 31.
Consultation free. au2-D
Sad and sorrowfully glance into the future
many sick persons who suffer pain and who
find an early crave through mistaken treat
ment. Do not forget that the proofs are here
that my celebrated all-German remedies can
not be excelled. Thousand of patients have!
met who said: "I was not a day without medi
cine and grew worse every day." They are cor
rect. Whero dangerous operations have been
previously undertaken my remedy has cured in
a short time. My remedies cure, in fact, most
of the chronic diseases where no other medi-.
cine gives help. Dally sick persons come to
me and complain tbat they have spent 150, S1U0L
worth better. When these doctors had received
the money they left the city by moonlight.
Thousands in Pittsburg and vicinity have been
cured within a year by my wonderful remedies.
Look at the following, a few of those who were
enred in as many weeks as they were years sick.
Mr. Warner, chronic rheumatism, 2 years.
Mr. II. Conrad, chronic dlarrbasa, 2 years.
Sllss Weaver, epilepsy, S years.
Mrs. Emmler.eye trouble, nearly blind, X) years.
Mrs. L. MaAone suffered 6 years wltn spinal dis
ease, nervousness and liver trouble, leading to
Mrs. Ulckson, asthma, 10 years.
Miss Johnson, dropsy. 6 years.
Mrs. Cunther. cancer. I years.
Mrs. KJenms.nn suffered: twoyears with terrible
cramps. She is cured and suffers no more.
It tne disease is not to he recognized by any
other evidence, thentbe urine Is the best means
ot diagnosis; It shows what and where the trouble
Is. As soon as It leaves Its normal straw color,
yon snould not fail to use my celebrated remedies
and be cured from the very root of the trouble.
Airs. M. X. JCxilms,
To be seen In the Invalid's Home, .No. 191 Center
ave., Pittsburg. Certificates are open for Inspec
tion. -KSThe Wylle and Center ave. cars from Market
st. pass the door. aDS-47
Issue traTelers credits through Messrs. Drezel,
.Morgan Se Co., New York. Passports procured.
Members Chicago Board of Trade and
Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange.
45 SIXTH ST., Pittsburg.
As old residents know ana back files of Pitts-,
burg papers prore, is the oldest established
and most prominent physician In the city, do
Totlng special attention to all chronic diseases. .
MCDni lOand mental diseases, physical
N L. II V U U O decay.nerrous debility, lack of
energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self distrust,basbf ulness,
dizziness, sieeplessnrs. pimples, eruntions, im
poverished blood, failing powers,organ!c weak-'
ness, uyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business .society and mar
riage, permanently, safely and prlrately cured.
blotches, falling hair, bones pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, an4 blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
1 1 DIM A RV kidney and bladder aerange
U II 1 1 t II I 1 meats, weak back, grayel. ca
tarrhal discharges. Inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Wbittier's life-Iocg. 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. Jr. to 8 p. m. Sun
day, 10 A. M. to 1 P. it. only. DR. WHITTIER,
814 Penn avenue, Pittsburg; Pa.
SPECIALISTS in all cases re
quirine scientific and confiden
tial treatment! Dr. S. K. Lake.
M. R. C. P. 8, is the oldest and
the city. Ccnsultation free and
strict v confidential. Offlca '
hours a to 4 and 7 to 8 P. M.; Snndays. 2 to 4 P.
M.Consult them personally, or write. D0CT0K3
Lake; 90 Penn are Pittsburg, Pa.
oo3s'S Oottoaa. OSOOt
imnosed of Cotton Root. Tansv and
Pennyroyal a recent disoOTerr by aa
'old Dhvslclan. Is tueetafuUu us sol
kf-Safe. EffectnaL Price SL by mail.
sealed. Ladies, ask your druggist for Cook's
Cotton Boot compound ana take no suosxitute,
or inolose 2 stamps for sealed particulars. Ad
dress POND LILY COMPANY, No. 3 Fliaef
Block, 131 Woodward ave Detroit. MIch,
Kor LUST or ralilns:
MAN HOOD, J ervousi
ness. Weakness nf
Body A Mind, Lack or Strenth. Vigor and De
velopment, caused by Errors, Kxcessas, Ac. Book,
Modi of Hzlt-TbulTuxxt. and Proofs mailed
1 sealed) tree. Address Kttl MEDICAL CU
luitalo. N. Y. deS-W-TTSiwlt
For men! Checks the worst cases in thrM
days, and cures In fire days. Price St 00. at
jaS-39-xTSSa 413 Ifarket tree4
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