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ENLiKGIKG THE OUT. fl) '"- M
THE OTTSBUEG DISPATCH, MONDAY. " AUGUST 26, 1889.
How a Deity Was Lnst
A Wife Won.
A TRUE STOBX.
rWMTTrw FOB THE DISPATCn.l
Mr. Jack Winters sat in his modest lodg
ings in George's street, 'Westminster, in no
very enviable frame of mind, tugging at his
tawny mustache in a futile endeavor to
solve some means whereby he might clear
himself frith the money-lenders, who had
advanced him 8,000 on his small Irish
property. The impoverished condition of
that country had so far diminished his rents
that he no longer saw the way to pay the
interest on the loan. To let the property go
to the hammer in the present state of things
meant ruin to him, and, in the expectation
that another year might bring a change for
the better, he had sold his favorite hunter
for a couple of hundred, and crossed over to
London to make the best terms he could
with the mortgagees.
But this was not the extent of Jack's
troubles. Detachment duty in a small
country town is the most irksome on which
a dashing sub in a crack cavalry corps may
be detailed, and it is not to be wondered at
that this particular subaltern of Her Majes
ty's Dragoon Guards should very-1're-
(juently avail himself of the hospitality of
the Beamishes, nor that he should fall
deeply in love with witty and winsome
Olive Beamish, the General's second
daughter and "flower of his flock." He had
induced her to consent to an engagement,
but as he now, on this bright May morning,
looked hts affairs square in the lace, be saw
very little chance of his ever being in a po
sition to marry. Like most youngsters when
they enter the service, he had thought it in
cumbent on him to make a book on the
principal events of the year. His was noi
an uncommon experience. Commencing at
first with a modest fiver he had gone on till
he betted in ponies and centuries, until
finally came a succession of black Monday s
at Tatt's, and he was obliged to raise money
on his property to meet his engagements.
"Can't see my way out of the wood," so
liloquized Jack as, after glanoing through
the pages of Bell's Life in vain hope of an
inspiration from one or other of the "proph
ets," he raised his well-knit and soldierly
figure from out the depths of the armchair
and brought his six feet of bone and sinew
into an erect position on the rug, "Sup
pose I shall have to cut the service and turn
sheep farmer in the colonies. Poor little
Olive," and Jack's yes became cloded as
he gazed on a miniature of the pretty girl
over in Ireland who had promised to become
his wife, and all thought of whom he would
have to give up. "Just my luck. AVell, I
daresay, I have earned it And, by Jove!
this is Derby Day, too. And, of course, I
can't go, as I promised the little woman to
keep clear of temptation; and it will be the
first I shall have missed since I joined.
Well.if I can't go, I may as well stroll down
to the club and sec what the fellows are do
ing," and Mr. "Winters seized his hat and
cane and was passing ont when the page en
tered with a letter.
"By George, it is from Olive," exclaimed
the dragoon, as he rapidly broke the cover
and brought the letter to view.
"Dear Jack," it ran, "I had such a queer
dream last night, and it so impressed me
that I am constrained to tell vou about it
and Jack you must not laugh for, really, I
am imbued with some of the convictions of
my old nurse, that dreams are sometimes
sent to us for our advantage, or as warnings,
and my recollection of this particular
dream is so vivid that I really think there
is something in it. We were at Epsom to
gether, and, with our party, witnessed the
race for the Derby from bur box on the
grand stand. 'Without recounting the
whole of the dream, I may at once
say that the result appeared to
le an utter surprise to everyone.
The race was a grand one and
after an exciting finish the favorite was
fceafen by a low sized, but rather lengthv
chestnut with a Boman nose, and blaze on
his forehead, and with a white stocking on
theoff hindleg, looking greatly overtrained
and anything but good looking. How,
Jack, as I know you are dying to go, I
hereby absolve you from your promise, but
you must not do anything rash. If you see
anv horse like that of my dream just invest
5 on him, but not any more for ycu know
"Well, since the little woman says I may
go I may as well run down to the clnb and
join some of the fellows, aqd as to the
dream, if I see any such horse I'll go a
fiver as per commission, but I don't confess
to having much faith in them myself," and
Jack hurried off ta the Junior United Ser
vice Club and, in company with a couple of
comrades, was soon en route for the Downs.
Tne numbers for the bie event of the vear
had gone up, the saddling bell had rung
out its warning, and the excitement in the
inclosures was momentarily becoming more
intense, as Mr. "Winters, card in hand, made
his way to the saddling paddock to inspect
the Derby runners. For a young one he
was a good judge of horseflesh, and here he
was in his element, discussing the merits
and picking out the points of the favorites
for the coming race. But everything over
which his eye traveled was far too good
looking to answer in any respect to the win
ner in the dream, and, as the jockeys were
slung onto their mounts, Jack and his com
rade retraced their steps and took up a
position on the stand. Slowly, and with
stately step and flashing eye, the equine
aristocrats filed before the stand and then
tnrning, came back, sweeping up the in
cline in a preliminary canter, drawing
cconi.ms on their appearance from all
sides, and, as Jack's friend observed, "form
ing a basket among which it was hard to
form any choice. "And now, "Winters,"
his mentor continued, "if you want to put a
bet on, go down and back Telemachus. He
is favorite, and you will still get three's
about him," but Jack was watching the pro
gress up the course of a horse that had just
issued from the "paddock, and as he drew
nearer he fancied he recognized in him
something approaching a resemblance to
Olive's winner. He was alow-lying, long
backed, rough coated horse, with an ugly
head, white blaze on forehead and white
blocking, with action that was far from
pretty, and Mr. "Winters' instant conclusion
was that he was no Derby horse.
Something about the animal, howcver,caused
him to give him a closer scrutiny, and
as he was sent down the course in a prelimi
nary caater, Jack had a good word for the
long, sweeping stride, and noticed that the
quarters, let down like a greyhound's, were
strong and sinewy, the legs flat and clean.
and the flanks deep, indicating good lung
room. But the general verdict was unfavor
able to the horse, and jeers and laughter
greeted his jockey as he swept by. "There
goes the .winner," cried one. "Yes, in a
donkey's race," cut in another.
"What horse is that?" inquired Jack of
"Don't know; never saw him before. Let
me see. 'Tartan and black cap.' It must
be Daniel O'Rourke. Some rank outsider,
whose owner is starting him to give him the
prestige of being seen in good company for
once in his life. He is not quoted in the
"I should like to put a fiver on him,"
"Xonsense, man," cnt in his friend,
laughing, "the horse has no earthly chance.
if either his owner nor trainer have a penny
on lnm, or he would not be in the outside
division, rest assured. Take my advice and
put that fiver on the favorite; he is fit to run
for a kingdom, and if he should fail to get
his nose in front he will give you as good a
run for the money as anything in the race."
Jack then related the story of the dream,
whereat his comrade smiled. "Well, you
must invest a fiver on the outsider in defer
ence to Miss Beamish, bnt I would advise
you to hedge on the favorite," and his
friend departed. Jack descended into the
ring and inquired of a bookmaker the price
of Daniel O'Rourke.
"Daniel O'Kourkel" exclaimed themet
allician. "Never beard of him. "What is
he? A Derby winner! Yon want to back
him? Well, Mr. Winters, if you think
your money will be of more use to me than
to yoursellj I will lay vou. How much to?
Fiver. 100 to 5 Daniel O'Eourke. Thank
"ByJovel" Jack said tojhimself as he
elbowed his way through the crowd, "if I
was a believer in dreams I might try for a
pretty good stake this afternoon. Wonder
what sort of humor Dame Fortune is in.
Don't care to trust the jade again after the
many times she has disappointed me.
Jupiter! though, what a"chauce there must
be of cleaning off the Jews if I was only in
luck! The temptation is a strong one. I
can nfford to lose 200, as I have the money,
and should it come off, I can free the prop
erty, have a talk with the General, marry
Olive . I'll take the plunge, anyway
I can't be worse off than I am. and if luck
favors me why," and Jack circulated
among the bookmakers, spoke open sylla
bles here and there, figured a little in his
book, and at the end of a few minutes stood
to win $8,000 to 200 on the issue of the
"They're off" is the exclamation that
issues from a score of throats on the stand.
The result of thcraceisa matter of history.
Like a shot from a catapult the horses
leave the starter's hands, and for the first
few hundred yards roll away in such close
order that a sheet might have covered the
lot. Soon, however, the field becomes ex
tended as those sent out on a pace making
mission perform their part and "are pulled
back, others have had enough of it and
begin to drop away, and then the interest
commences to center in the Icading horses,
amongst which is the favorite, running well
and strongly, and occupying a good position
on the rails. Jack easily makes ont 'the
colors of this phalanx through his glasses,
but'eannot discern the tartan and black
amongst them, and mentaliv concludes that
he was a fool to attach any importance to a
A few seconds more and they near the
corner, that critical turn in the course
which has often upset a good horse's
chance, and every rider prepares himself
and his horse for it, and the hot pace that
will ensue down the hill to the finish. Now
they are round it, Telemachus on the rails
and leading half a dozen others by a clear
length, and as Jack focusses the runners,
his heart begins to thump in his breast as
he catches a glimpse of the tartan and black
in the rear of the van, and, as he is quick to
see, running strongly, and well within
himself. Every moment the excitement
"The favorite, the favorite!" "Tele
machus for a monkey," shout half a dozen
eager bookmakers, and Jack is conscious
of wishing he had remained in town. And
now, as they approach the distance, a
change is seen to have occurred in the posi
tion of the horses. The favorite still leads,
but he is closely pressed by a horse which
no one seems to recognize, and an
ominous silence suddenly tails over
the big assemblage as the favor
ite's jockey is observed to glance
back at the dark horse and then begin to
ride. "The favorite's beat!" is yelled by
the exultant bookies, and a contrary cry in
response is heard from his supporters.
Gradually, but surely, the dark horse over
hauls the favorite; now he is at his girths;
now at his shoulder, and though his jockey
sits down and rides as he never rode before,
hand and heel working in unison to get
every inch out of the horse, the dark horse
is racing side by side with him, and in
another few yards has run home, the first to
catch the judge's eye, beating the favorite
by a short head after a race ot the wildest
A few minutes more and the numbers arc
run up, and amid a wild yell of exultation
from the talent, Daniel O'Rourke is declared
the winner of the Derby of 1852.
Six months later Mr. and Mrs. Jack
"Winters stood at the door of a boxstall in a
certain training establishment at New
market admiringly stroking the Boman
nose of the horse that had so unexpectedly
carried off the Blue ribbon and enabled
Mr. "Winters to have his talk with the Gen
eral. F. Jay Kate.
L1Y STOCK MAKKETS.
The Condition of Business nt the East Liberty
Office ofPittsbukg Dispatch,
Satuuday, August 24, 18S9. J
CATTLE Receipts, 4SO head; shipments,
2S0 head: market prospects dull; nothing do
ing; all through consignments; no cattle ship
ped to New York to-day.
Hoas Receipts. 1,300 nead: shipments. 1,400
head; market slow on heavy; fair on ligbn;
light Yorkers. W 60Q1 65; grassers, S4 35
4 40; medium and light Philadelphias, 4 40
4 50; heavy hogs, J4 304 35; one car of hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 1,000 head; shipments, 1,200
head; market dull.
CmcAQO Cattle Receipts. 2,500 head: shin
menu, none; market dull; beeves, SI 25Q4 60;
steers, $3 00g4 30; stockers and feeders. $175
2 90; cows, bulls and mixed. $1 002 85:
Texas cattle, SI 602 90. Hogs Receipts, 9,000
head; shipments, 3,000; market weak and 5
cents lower; mixed. $3 S0Q4 20; heavy. $3 CO
4 Ou; light. W S0S4 55; skips. 83 4004 40.
Sheep Receipts, 2,000 head; shipments, 500
head: market steady; feeders firm: natives,
$3 404 CO; westerns, S3 501 00; Texans,
?o wttjf iu; lamus, c outgo ou.
Kansas Citt Cattle Receipts. 1,075 head
shipments, 637 nead: market dull and weak
good to choice corn-fed steers, S3 904 15
common to medium. S3 00U3 75; stockers and
feeding steers, SI 603 10: cows. SI 602 05;
grass range steers, SI W)2 7a Hoirs Receipts,
3,419 head; shipments, 113 head; market demor
alized and 1025c lower: good to choice light,
S4 0004 15; heavy and mixed, $3 503 90.
Sheep Receipts, 1,997 head: shipments, steady;
good to choice muttons, S3 754 00; common to
medium. S250S3 50.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts, 400 head:
shipments. 1.400 head: market slow; choice
heavy native steers, S4 004 50; fair to good do.
S3 804 20; stockers and feeders. S2 fi03 00:
range steers, U 25(3 2a Hoes Receipts. 900
head: shipments, 400 head: market slaw;
fair to choice heavy, S4 004 20; packing grades,
S3 904 20; light grade, fair to best, S4 204 4a
Sheep Receipts, 10U head; shipments, 1,700
head; market steady; fair to choice, S3 251 30.
Buffalo Cattle slow and unchanged.
Receipts, 140 loads through; 7 loads for sale,
bheep and Iambs, dull, but not quotably
lower. Receipts, 11 loads through; 14 loads
for sale. Hogs Receipts, 21 loads throucli,
IS loads for sale; 5c higher on Yorkers; 1015c
lower on heavy mediums; mediums, SI 154 35:
Yorkers, grassers, SI loiii 35; Yorkers, corn
fed, $4 S54 70: pigs, S4 70; roughs, S3 5033 65,
stags, S3 003 25.
Cincinnati Hogs strong; common and
llcbt, S3 504 65: packing and butchers. S4 SO
4 35; receipts, 400 head; shipments, 405 head.
A DK0P IN OIL.
An Explanation Which Involves the Standard
in a Gamo of Twist.
The petroleum market yesterday developed
considerable animation at times, but was not
particularly fruitful of business, trading being
moderate and confined to the room operators.
The market opened at 9$X and closed at 96,
showing a drop of . This was accounted for
by the absence of shorts and a desire on the
part of the lonps to get out, to a continuation
of bearish field news and a further decline of
refined at Antwerp Influences which the bulls
could not overcome, and so they retired as
gracefully as possible to devise measures for a
All in all. It was a weak market, with nothing
on the surface to indicate anything materially
better this week. A broker had this to say: "I
am in receipt of a letter from New l'ork which
states that the Standard has just closed a large
contract in Europe for refined, and. as it wants
crude as cheaply as possible, it has put the
screws on the exchanges. This is a very good
explanation of the slump, which certainly is
not justified by the statistical situation."
Saturday's) Oil Itange.
Corrected .daily by John M. Oakiey & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of tho Pittsburg Petro
Opened S84Lowest 96U
lllsuest Sa)Uosed 96 H
Average runs 50,226
Average shipments 78,511
Average charters 44,633
lteflned, New York, 7.20c
Koflne.', London. iH.
Refined, Antwerp, 17 r.
Keflned. LlrrrpooL 6)4d.
A. B. McOrew &. Co. quote: Puts, KHc;
calls, 98J4tf8c. Jru,4,
Other Oil Markets.
OIL Citt. August 24. National transit certifi
cates opened at 9i54c: highest, 88c: lowest,
08c; closed, 9GKc; charters, 40,912 barrels;
shipments, 93,925 barrels; runs, 53,978 barrels.
Bradford, August 24. National transit
certificates opened at 9tc; closed at 96c:
highest, 98Ke; lowest, 96c; clearances, 460,000
Eggs Advancing, Garden Products
in Too Liberal Supply.
PEACHES FIRMER, POTATOES SLOW
Grade Oats Abundant and Lower-,
Choice in Good Demand.
COFFEE- FIRM AXD TEOTISIOSS QUIET
Office of toe fittsburq Dispatch, J
Saturday, August 21, 18S9. $
Country Produce Jabbing Prices.
Eggs are hieher and decidedly firm. Now
stock cannot be replaced at prices which have
ruled for a week past Creamery butter and
cheese are active but unchanged. The run of
peaches for a day or two past has not been so
heavy and prices are firmer. In general prod
uce lines stuff is too plenty and markets rule
in buyer's favor. Potatoes are abundant and
quiet. Sweet potatoes are drifting toward a
lower level. The abundance of peaches and
California fruits has forced apples to the rear.
The supply of tomatoes is large, and the home
grown article is coming to market in splendid
shape. The same is true of cucumbers, and, in
fact, of all our 'Western Pennsylvania garden
Butteh Creamery, Elgin, 22c; Ohio do,
2021c; fresh dairy packed, 1617c; country
Beans Navy hand-picked beans, S2 402 CO;
medium. S2 302 4a
Beeswax 2830c fl lb for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, S6 507 50; common,
S3 504 00: crab cider, S8 00S 50 fl barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c $t gallon.
Cheese Ohio, 8Skc; New York, lOcj Lim
burger, 89c: domestic Sweitzer, 9)i12c;
imported Sweitzer, 22c.
California Fruits Bartlett pears, S3 00
3 50 fl box; plums. SI 752 00 a 4-basket case.
Eqgs 16l7o ? dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, SI 602 00 V barrel; pine
apples. SI 001 25 $1 dozen: whortleber
ries, 75cSl 00 ! pall; watermelons, $20 0025 CO
ft hundred: peaches, SI 50tg2 25 f bushel box.
Feathers Extra live geese. SOgCOc; No. 1,
do, 40045c: mixed lots, 3035c 1 ft.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 4045c ?)
pair; old, C5Q70C f) pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, S3 60
31 bushel: clover, largo English. 62 Its. Si 00:
clover, Alslke, SS 50; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, SI 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 lis, 90c: blue grass, fancy, 14 &s, SI 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts, SI 05; red top, 14 Ks. SI 25;
millet, 50 lbs. SI 00; German millet, 50 lbs,
SI 50; Hungarian grass, GO fts, SI 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, $2 50 1 bushel of
Tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, 4Ji
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S4 50
5 00; rodi oranges, S5 00fi)5 50; bananas. $2 00
nrsts. si za good seconds, ft uuncn: cocoanuts,
S4 00 4 50 $ hundred; figs, SX9c V lb; dates,
Vegetables Potatoes, SI 251 40 $t barrel;
tomatoes, home-grown, SI 251 50 ?) bushel;
wax beans, SI fl bushel; green beans, C075c f)
bushel; cucumbers, home-raised, SI 50 ft bushel;
radishes, 2540c f) dozen; home-grown, cab
bages, 50c ) bushel; new celery, home-grown,
40c dozen; Southern sweet potatoes, S3 75
4 00, Jerseys, S4 504 75.
Green coSee still shows an upward tendency.
Packages are firm enough to go higher soon.
Sugars are steady. Tho shipments of new
Japan and Formosa teas are beginning to ar
rive at our ports, and while the crop promises
better than last year and prices are lower, the
style and quality are reported below average.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 21K22Xc;
choice Rio. 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio,
lS19c; old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 22823c; Mocha. Z7Q23c; Santos. 1922c;
Caracas. 2022c; peaberry, Rio, 2224c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,
2Xc; high grades, 24X26c; old Government
Java, hulk. Sl31c; Maracaibo. 2627c;
8anto3, 20J22Xc; peaberry, 25c; peaberry,
choice Rio, 23Jc; prime Rio, 21c; good Rio,
zic; orainarv, zuc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c;
cassia. 8c: pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum -(jobbers' prices) 110 test. 7c:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, ISO 8fc; water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, ,15c; carnadine,
llc; rovalinc, 14c
SYRUPS Corn syrups, 2029c: choice sugar
syrups, S3ffi3&c: prime sugar syrup, 80gS3c;
strictly prime, 8335c; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 4Sc: choice, 48c; me
dium. 43c; mixed, 4042c
Boda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb in Us,
5Jfc; bi-carb, assorted packages, 5JgGc; sal
suda in kegs, lc;do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, fnll weight, 9c; stearlne. f?
set, SXc; parafflne, ll12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77fc; choice, (A
7c; prime. 5JJ66Jic: Louisiana, bg6Xc
Starch VearL 3c; cornstarch, 5Cc; gloss
Foreiqn Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65: Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels. $2 25; California Muscatels,
SI 85: Valencia, TXc; Ondara Valencia,9Ji10c;
sultana, 8Xc: currants, 4X5c; Turkey prunes,
4J65c; French prunes, SX13c; Salonica
prunes, in 2-B packages. 8c; cocoanuts, p J00.
id 00; almonds, Lan., per ft, 20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled, 40c: walnuts, nap., 12XQ15c; Sicily
filberts. 12c: Smyrna figs. 1216c: new dates
5X6c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
per B. 2122c; lemon peel, fl B, 13014c: orange
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per B 6c
apples, evaporated, C&gGXc: apricots, Califor
ma, evaporated, 12X15c; peaches,;evaporated.
pared, 2223c; peaches, California evaporated.
unparcd, 10fi!12Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpiited, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7K8c; huckle
MJOARS Cubes, Be; powdered, 9c: granu
lated, 8c; confectioners' A, 8c; standard
A. Sc; soft whites. 88c: yellow, choice,
7c; yellow, good, 7K8c; jellow, fair, 7Mc;
yellow, dark. 7c
Pickles Medium, bbls (L200), $i 50: medi
um, half bbls (600), $Z 75.
Salt No. 1, bbL 95c: No. 1 ex. V bbl, $1 05,
dairy. bbl, II 20; coarse crystal, fl bbl. 81 20;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, J2 fcO, Higgins'
Eureka, 16-14 A pockets, S3 00.
Canned Good's Standard peaches SI 50
1 90; 2ds SI 301 35: extra peaches. 81 9062 00;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, 811 60; Hid. Co.
corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90ctl; Lima beans,
SI 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do. 7585c; mar
rowfat peas, SI 10451 15: soaked peas. 7075c;
pineapples, 81 40S81 50; Bahama do, S2 75, dam
son plums, 95c; greengages, $1 25; egg plums,
82; California pears, F2 50; do gruengages. $2; do,
egg plums, 82; extra white cherries, $2 0: red
cherries, 2 Us. 0c; raspberries, 81 4001 50:
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries. 81 SOjJl 40;
tomatoes, 82k92c; salmon. 1-&. 8 752 10;
blackberries, boo: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
99c; do green, 2 Bs, SI 251 50; corn beef. 2-fl
cans. S2 05; 14-B cans, S14 00; baked beans. 81 45
HU ou; lousier, i-n, si 704JI 80; mackerel, 1-B
cans, Droiled. 81 50: sardines, domestic Z
84 504 60; sardines, domestic Ks. ItS 258 h;
sardines, imported. Jis, $11 5012 50, sardines,
imported, s. S18; sardines, mustard, $4 50; sar
dines, spiced, 84 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $36 W
bbL; extra No. 1 do, mess. $40; extra No. I
macKerei, snore, M2; extra jmo. 1 do. messed,
836: No. 2 shore mackerel, 824. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c ?1 ft: do medium, Georgo's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6)7Jc Herring
Round shore, 85 00 $) bbl; split. 87 00; lake,
82 00 M 100-B half bbL White fish. 87 00 fl 100
ft half bbL Lake trout, 85 50 fl hair bbL
Finnan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
j! ft. Pickerel. barrel, S2 00; K barrel, SI 10;
Potomao' herring, $5 00 ft barrel, $2 50 fl H
Oatmeal SO 3006 60 f) bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 65Q57c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Floor anil Feed.
Beceipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 35 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 1 car .of wheat, 4 of hay. 5 ot oats,
2 of feed. 2 of corn, 4 of flour, 1 of straw. 2 of
rye. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis,
5 cars of oats, 2 of corn, 1 of bran. By Pitts
burg and Lake Eric 1 car of hay, 1 of corn. 2 of
rye. By Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of oats,
1 of hay. Sales on call, 1 car y. e. corn, 46c, 5
riars. retrolar: 1 car No. 2 white oats. 28c first
'half September, regular. Total receipts bul
letined for tne week, xji cars, against 241 last
week and 155 for the week betore. A lartra
proportion of oats coming to the market is low
grade, and for this trade is slow and prices are
roomng. Choice oats are steady. Outsidn of
the Exchange, 5 cars of No. 2 white sold at 28c.
Corn Is a shade easier, a fact attribnted to
favorable outlook of the incoming crop. Pros
pects for a good yield of corn have greatly Im
proved the past month, and barring early
irosts the crop will be a good average
CORN No. 2 yellow, ear, 4647c; high mixed
ear, 4445c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 41k12c;
high mixed, shelled. 4141c; mixed, shelled,
Oats No. 2 white 2S28Kc; extra No. 3,
2626Xc; mixed. 2223c
BTE No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, C04J5IC;
No. 1 Western, 490500; new rye No. 2 Ohio,
j?louh Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, 85 5008 00; winter straight,'
84 7505 00; clear winter, 84 600475; straight"
XXXA bakers'. S4 0004 25; Itye Hour; S3 600
400. Milt-feed Middlings, fine while, 813 500
15 00 fl ton; brown middlings, til 50012 00; win-
ter wheat bran, 811 0011 23; chop feed. Slo 60
HAT-Baled timothy, choice, $14 50014 7o;
No.ldo, S12 50013 00; No. 2 do, S110012 00;
loose from wagon, S15 0017 00; new bay crop,
$10 00014 00, according to' quality: No. 1 up
land prairie, S9 009 50; No. $7 50S 00; pack
ing do, SB 757 0a
Straw Oats, $5 60; wheat and rye straw
$5 5066 00.
"With a very light run of hogs at Chicago to
day markets are weak and prices lower, with
SI 404 45 as the outside price for light packers.
As the corn prospect improves hogs weaken.
Provisions are quiet and unchanged.
Sugar-cured nams, large, llc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c, sugar-cured hams, small,
12Xc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Hc;u?ar
cured shoulders, 6Jc; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders. 9c; sugar-cured California hams.
8c: sugar-cured dried beef flats, 10c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, lie; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, 13c; bacon shoulders. 6Kc; bacon
clear sides, 7Je; bacon clear bellies, Tc; dry
salt shoulders. 6&c: dry salt clear sides, 7c.
Mess pork, heavy, $12 50; mess pork, family,
$13 0a Lard Refined In tierces. 6K half
barrels, 6c; CO-B tits, 6JJc: 20-& pails, 7c: 50-B
tin cans, C&c: 3-lb tin pails: 7c; o-lb tin pails,
7c: 10-lb tin pails, 6c; 5-B tin pails. 7c: 10-lb
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long. 5c: large,
5c. Fresh pork links, 9c. Boneless hams, 10c.
Pigs feet, half barrel, S3 50; quarter Barrel,
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beet carcasses, 450 to 550
Bs, 6Kc: 550 to 650 lbs, 6Jc; 650 to 750 lbs, Gii
7c. Sheep, 8c ?! lb. Lambs, 9c H B. Hogs, 64c.
Fresh pork loins, 8c.
MARKETS JY WIEE.
End of n Ip11 Week In the Wheat Pit
August us Weak am Distant Futures
Corn nnd Oats Lower Ilojr Prod
nets Tlnlly nnd Close Firm.
Chicago There was a tame closing to as
dull and uninteresting a week in the wheat
market as has been witnessed since the new
crop began to move. Fluctuations in specula
tive values were narrow in the extreme, as news
was so scarce that there wero no disturbing in
fluences. Local operators wero again more
inclined to even up their trades than to put out
fresh lines, both sides being quite willing,
apparently, to await developments in the
Northwest. Tho near future of the market
will undoubtedly hinge on tho character of
movement of tho new spring crop out of first
Tho bears are counting with great assurance
ou a general let down in markets as soon as the
weight of Northwestern wheat is f el t. August
wheat was fully as weak as the more distant
futures. Speculative trading was almost en
tirely local and largely in December, which
firmed up XQVic, then broke Xc and closed
practically at bottom, or at 7777gc, which was
c below yesterday's closing prices.
Corn was fairly active and weaker, lower
prices being established, and tho feeling was
but a continuation of that developed several
days ago, the weakening in reports regarding
the growing crop as also the large receipts.
Trading was quite active at times, and there
was considerable doing in way of changing
selling September and buying October. Cables
were dull and reported a limited demand, and
domestic markets showed declines of KGc
The day's arrivals were about as anticipated,
considering the receipts by canal, and estimates
for Monday are placed at 1,400 cars. This spec
ulative market opened at about yesterday's
closing prices, was steady for a timebut soon
declined Xc, rallied KKC. became inactive,
closing Kc lower than yesterday.
Oats were fairly active but unsettled. Shorts
bought August and September and gave them
good Bupport that prices only receded XX
The more deferred deliveries were oifered witn
increased freedom and developed pronounced
weakness,prices declined &. and the market
closed qniet at about inside figures.
A quiet and comparatively firm feeling pre
vailed in market for hog products, and tho
changes in prices were slightly toward the
close advanced somewhat and closed
firm. Speculative offerings were tight and the
demand from all sources was limited. The
receipts of hogs were moderate with sales at a
decline, and the reports from domestic and
foreign markets favored buyers.
The receipts of hogs were moderate and
shipments of all kinds quito heavy for the
closing day of the week. The trading was
mainly on local account. Short ribs are 5Xc
The leading futures ran red as follow-
Wheat So. 2. August 76K77763fS'
September. 76J76Ji7678c; December,
B7SS)"S77C: May 81X8IXS81Ke81Jc.
CORN No. 2, August. 3434Xffi33?CQ33c;
September. 3434333JXc; December.
S3g3Ie33Jf33Xc; May, S5K3535X9
OATS No. 2. August 20X20K2020c;Sep
tember. 20X20X19Ji19c: December, 20X
20X20Xac; May, 23X-SX222Kc
Mess Pork, per bbk September. 89 50
9 6569 509 00: October,S9 509 609 47X69 So:
year. $8 8003 95S 60 J January, S9 12XC9 16
9 07X9 10
Lard, per 100 Bs. September. S3 90G5 92X
5 905 92: October, SS 92X5 955 90&5 92X;
Short Ribs, per 100 Bs. Sep!
Scotember. SI 72W
4 7504 t&H; January, 84 62J4 62X04 5740
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
Sulet and steady. No. 2 spring wheat, 76c:
o. 3 spring wheat nominal: No. 2
red, 76c No. 2 corn. 33Jc JNc2oats.20c
No. 2 rye. 42c No. 2 barley, 64Xc No. 1
flaxseed. 81 26. Prime timothy seed, U 4001 50.
Mess pork, per bbL 89 CO. Lard, per 100 pounds,
85 .9205 95. Short rib sides (loose), H 7504 80.
Dry salted shoulders (boxed), 84 6204 75.
Short clear sides (boxed), 85 1205 25. Sugars
Cut loaf, 909Jic; granulated, sc; standard
A. 8Kc Receipts Flour, 8,000 barrels; wheat,
166.000 bushels; corn. 416,000 bushels; oats.
iio,uw uusneis; rye, m.um Dusneis; Dariey,
3,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 13,000 bar
rels: wheat, 24,000 bushels: corn. 600,000 hush
els: oats. 178,000 bushels; rye, LWX) bushels;
barley, 5,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady: creamery, 11019c: dairy, 9
015c Eggs a sbade easier; fresh, 14014jc.
New York Flour moderately active and
heavy. Wheat Spot easier and dull; options
dull, io lower and weak. Barley malt dull.
Corn Spot steady and dull; options active, J
c lower and heavy. Oats Spot dull and
weaker; options steady. Hay firm. Coffee
Options steady and unchanged to 10 points up;
sales, 21,500 bags, including August. 15.05c;
September. 149515.00o: October, 15.10c; No
vember. 15.10c; December, 15.15c; January,
15.15c: March, 15.10015.20c; May, 15.1515.25c;
spot Rio quiet; fair cargoes, 18Xc Sugar
Raw unsettled and nominal; fair refining, 6c;
centrifugals, 96 test, GJc: refined firm and in
fair demand. Molasses Foreign nominal; New
Orleans quiet. Rice in fair demand and steady;
domestic ityic Cottonseed oil quiet: yel
low, 41047cas to quality. Tallow stroug;4 11-lCc
Rosin steady and quiet; strained common to
good, 81 0201 05. Turpentine quiet at44K4oc.
Eggs about steady and quiet: western, 1761Sc;
receipts. 2,715 packages. Pork quiet; mess in
spected, 811 00011 50: mess uninspected, $10 75;
extra prime, 810 00010 5a Cutmeats dull;
pickled shoulders. 5c; pickled hams, lOJiQllc.
Middles easy; short clear, 85 62k. Lard barely
steady; quiet: western steam, 80 3506 37; Septem
ber, 86 2S06 29, closing at 86 29; October. SO 31.
closing at So 30 asked; November, SO 25: De
cember. 86 17; January. 6 17. Butter Steady
on choice, others easy; western dairy, 912Kc:
do creamery, 11018c; do factory, 10014c
Cheese unsettled and quiet; western, 67c
Philadelphia flour Demana light and
tho general market ruled in buyers' favor.
Wheat weak and prices of all deliveries of No.
2 red declined JiXc high grades firm, light
offerings; lo. 3 red, in export elevator, 75c:
steamer No. 2 red, in export elevator, 804c;
No. 2 red. in exDort elnva.tnr salaam. Kn . rpil.
c"820' September. 820S2K; Octo
ber. S2K0S3c; November. 83K084c Corn
options qniet and lower; carlots quiet but firm;
No. 2 mixed. In Twentieth street elevator.
43Jic; No. 2 high mixed. In Twentieth street
elevator, 44c; No. 2 mixed, August, 4242jic;
September. 4242Xc; October, 425i43Vic; No
vember, 43M044C Oats Carlots dull; No. 3
mixed, 24c: No. 3 white, 25026c; No. 2 white,
29029Xc; futures dull and weak: No. 2 white,
August, 2SK029c; September. 28J29c; Octo
ber, 29029&C; November, 2930c Eggs
steady; Pennsylvania firsts, 19c
St. Louis Floor quiet but steady. Wheat
cash lower; options dull, with a weak heavy
undertone and a sagging tendency; the close
was weak and M,a below yesterday; No. 2
red cash, 73c askod; August, 74Kc asked;
September, 74074c hid; December. 7GKc;
May, SOKQSO-Xe Corn lower; No. 2 mixed,
cash, 31Hc; August closed 310 asked; Sep
tember, 3132c: October, 31Vc asked; Decem
ber, 30Jc year, 30Kc asked; May, SZM. Oats
lower and dull: No. 2 cash. 18c: September.
18018Kc; May,22Ti23c; August, nominal. 18c;
October. 18Kc bid. Itye dull; No. 2 hard, 4SXc
Flaxseed again higher; sales, 123. Provisions
dull and drooping.
Cincinnati Flour dull. Wht rtnii.-Nn
2 red, ic; receipts, 12,000 bushels; shipments,
7,000 bushels. Corn dull and lower; No. 2
mixed, 30c Oats in fair demand and steadv;
No. 2 mixed, 2020Jc. Rye dull; No. 2, 41c
Pork steady at 810 SO. Lard qulot at 85 80.
Bulk meats neglected; short ribs, 85 1005 15.
Bacon steady: short clear, 86 37. Butter easy.
Sugar firm. Eggs steady at 15c Cheeso in
Milwaukee Flour unchanged. Wheat
.easy; cash "74Kc; September, 7iXc Corn
easier; No. 3, 34Xc Oats dull; No. '2 white.
23X24c Ryo quiet; So. 1. j2Uc Barley
lower: No. 2 September, 5959Xe. Provis
ions firm. Pork, cash. 89 C2X; September,
89 62Xc Lard, cash, 85 95: September, 85 95.
Cheese steady; Cheddars, 88Xc
Baltimore Provisions lower. " Butter firm!
western packed. 17018c: creamerv mmv.tr.
-Eggs firmer at 1717Xc Coffee quiet and firm;
Toledo Cloverseed very doll; cash, $4 50;
October, 84 4a , -, ,
ON NEVILLE ISLAND.
Interview With an Old Time Gar
dener as to Garden Stuff.
THE BEST SEASON SINCE THE WAR.
How Watermelons Were Paddled in Canoes
in Olden Times.
A PE0LIFI0 HELD OP CUCUMBERS
Office or Pittsburg Dispatch, J
Saturday. August 24. 1889. J
Mr. James Dickson has been a Neville
Island gardener now close 'to three score
years. An interview with him to-day devel
oped the following facts concerning the
products of that fertile island, which may
he called tho gardeners' paradise. The
yield of Neville's Island for 1S80 in garden
stuffs is fully 20 per cent larger this season
than last, and quality of stuff will showas great
improvement as quantity.
The quantity of cucumbers raised on tho
island, as well as quality, breaks all former
records. The total produced will not fall below
50,000 bushels. Mr. Dickson reports 2,000 bush
els as the product of his gardens and says that,
though the vines are apparently dead, their
yield still continues as good as at the beginning
of the season. Tho quantity of tomatoes raised
on tho island is not up to last season, but tho
improvement in quality more than makes up
for the decline in volume. A gardener who is
able to gather 50 to 60 bushels of tomatoes
daily, as Mr. Dickson is doing tho past week,
and these as fine as ever raised on the island,
will have little ground for complaint concern
ing diminished quantity of yields as compared
with last season.
Tho citron crop this season is practically a
failure. Tho yield of sugar corn is below that
of last year, owing to the absence of hot days
and nights the past summer, which are very
essential elements in the development of a
good corn crop, Lima beans are fully up to
any past season in yield. For Saturday
seven bushels were hulled on the farm of Mr.
Dickson for the Diamond market.
A Good Crop.
Neville's Island nver turned out a better
crop than it will yield this year of our Lord,
18S9. Many an acre will produce Its 250 bushels
of the best Peerless potatoes. The rot, which
Is such a blight to potatoes in clayey soils, has
not yet found its way to this gardeners' para
dise. Ground is so precious for gardening pur
poses (Neville's Island) that wheat, bay or any
other corn than roasting ears, are raised to a
very small extent. The entire island embraces
900 acres, has a population of 400 to 500. The
main employment of this population is gar
dening. Every foot almost is arable, and no equal
spaco in the county furnishes the same amount
of stuff to our markets. In the changes of
the past 20 years the watermelon crop, which
In the olden time was one of the big products
of the island, has become a thing of the past.
A generation ago the gardeners there on Sep
tember mornings could have been seen.push
ing their canoes, laden with the finest of water
melons, toward the Pittsburg wharf.
Said James Dickson: "Many a hundred loads
of watermelons have I pushed from Neville's
Island to Pittsburg in canoes 30 to 40 years ago,
and no better watermelons were evor raised.
1 can remember seasons when I could bavo
walked over my large melon patch and stepped
on a melon from one end to the other without
touching the ground. Now we scarcely raise
any watermelons. The season Is too short.
By the time wo can get our
Melon on to Market
the season is practically over, and other fruite
are so abundant that we cannot sell. The op
portunity of getting watermelons to this mar
ket from more southerly points is now so good
that tho home raised article has been forced to
the wall. But one thing is certain, there are no
melons brought to Pittsburg markets these
days equal n flavor to those we raised on Nev
ille's Island along In the thirties and forties,
when I paddled my own canoe to Pittsburg."
The writer, whose memory goes back to the ear
ly forties, is ready to say amen to the above, as
the flavor of those old Nevillo Island melons
lingers with him still. The boyish appetite
may havo something to do with the amen.
As a finale to the interesting Interview with
Mr. Dickson, he said: "I regard this season as tho
best in our line since the war as a whole. We
have sometimes bad better prices than this sea
son, but are entirely satisfied with the situation.
We are able to furnish our customers with good
goods, as quality of garden stuff was never bet
ter than it is this year. There is no place for
grumblers on Neville's Island at this date."
FIGUEES WON'T LIE.
They Show a Large Gala In Business Over
Same Time Last Vear.
For the dullest part oi the dullest rrfonth
of the year when dogs go mad and men
lose their grip the amount of business
transacted in Pittsburg last week was suffi
cient to feel proud over. It was, in round
numbers, $1,500,000 greater than for the cor
responding week last year. There are very
few cities that can show such a record. There
were no special changes in conditions. The
good time coming is expected to reach
this part of the country some time next'month.
Everything is ready and waiting for it.
A good business was transacted in realty last
week, considering the season and the absence
of a large number ot moneyed men, who take
to land as ducks do to water. There were a
few large deals, but tho majority of the trans
actions were smalL A number of big things
wero commenced, but not completed. Among
these may be mentioned one of S7o,000, involv
ing a piece of property in the suburbs. J. H.
Howley is nursing two 820,000 dickers, which
he Hopes will come to a head In a few days. An
other Fonrth avenue agent stuck on a 850,000
farm in Indiana county, the difference between
buyer and seller being only S50a This Informa
tion from the insido is sufficient to show that
there is more going on than tho public is
There was quite a spurt of activity in the
building trades last week, 51 permits being
taken out against 41 the previous week. The
estimated cost is 879,050. Two of the buildings
thns authorized will cost something over $0,000
each, the remainder being small or medium in
size and price. The number of permits taken
out since January 1 falls but little short of
3,000. With good weather and other favorable
conditions during tho remainder of the season,
which it usually the best of the year for out-of-door
business, there is scarcely a doubt that
the original estimate of 4,000 will be attained.
Counting five persons to a house, thero will bo
offered accommodations for an increase of
20,000 to the population. This shonld convince
the most inveterate croaker that Pittsburg is
not ready to be fenced in.
There are, it is claimed, too many bears
among the stock brokers to give business a
chance to boom. Hero is what a bull says:
"My opinion is that those who aro holding
back orders expecting lower prices are making
a mistake. Under a long siege of dullness values
have shown no disposition to let go, and it is
hardly reasonable to suppose that they will
w eaken now, on the eve of the fall trade. Give
our securities a chance and they will quickly
show that there is more in them than can be
seen on the surface."
Saturday brought to a close a dull and un
eventful week in tho stock market. It was
barren ot surprises either way. There were no
important declines or advances. Steadiness
was the rule throughout. Some things closed
higher than tho opening figures, and a few were
lower, but the changes were, for the most part,
for fractions, and threw very little light
ahead for the guidance of brokers and in
vestors. That there wero no disasters under peculiarly
discouraging circumstances the absence of a
largo number of speculators, rumors of tight
money in the East, the chronic apathy inci
dent to the season and a disposition on the pan
of investors to bear the market was regarded
as a favorable Indication ot the stability of the
market and encouraged the hope that stocks
would share in the general revival of business
which SeptemDer will usher in.
The followins: table snows tne nnrea nrnrtivn
Stockton the New York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected dallv for Thb Dispatch by
Whitney ,t Stephenson, oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of New York Stock Exchange, 87 Fourth ave
Am. Cotton UU. ..,
Atcn.. Tod. A a. F.
Central of New Jersi
ChesaDCAke i Ohio..
C Bur. OOll.CT. ,
C, Mil. A St. Paul.
C Koctl. AP
C tit. U. & Pitts...
C, tit. L. & Pitts, p
C. St. P..M.AO..,
a. c. c. & i
v., v., u. & i., pr..
Col. Coat A Iron....
Col. A llocklajt Vol
Del. & Hudson
E.T.. Va.4Ua ....
E.T.,Va. AG, let pf. ....
K. T.. Va, A Ga. 2d pf. ....
Lake Erie A Western
Lake Krle A Weiu nr.. 6i
Lake Shore AM. 8 101
Louisville A Mash vine. 6HJ.
Mobiles Ohio U
Mo Kan. A Texas
Missouri faclSe 69J
New fork Central
J. V.. L.E. A ZIH
S. VA.N. B 4!lh
. r., O. A Y
Norfolk Western, pf. ....
Northern I'sclOc 30J
Nortnern faclfic nref. 67J
Ohio A Mississippi
Oregon Improrement. XX
Oregon Trauscon 33
Peo. Dee. A Kvans 2H
Fhlladel. A Heading.. IH
Pullman l'alace Car
St. P.. Minn. & Man
, Texas 1'aclfio 20
Wabash preferred SIK
Western Union HH
Wheeling A L. . 69
Sugar Trust 10S
National Lead Trust.. 13
Chicago das Trust 58J4
Closing Bond Quotations.
V. S4s,reg 128
U. S. 4s. coup 129
M.K. AT. Gen. 5s
Mutual Union 6s..,
U. S. 44reg 10JV
O. S. 4,'ts, coop.... lObS
S. J. O. Int. Cert...ll2K
Northern lac Lsts..lI7
Northern Pac. 2ds..llJ4
Northw't'n consols. 147
Oregon A Trans. Cs.lMH
St. L. AI.M. Uen. Ss 85.
racincbsoi 'So iis
Missouri 6s 1004;
ienn. new set. es....iuv
Tenn. new set. 5s.. ..102
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 73
Canada So. 2ds 99
St. I..&S.K. Gcn.M.lIO
St. Paul consols ....123
Tx., PcL. G.Tr Ks. 90
Gen. Paclflclsts 114)4
1SCU. A 11. I., 1SIS...JAM
Den. Alt. O. 4s 78
Erie, 2ds 103
M.K.. AT. Gen. 6a.. 63)4
union irac. J513.....1U
West Shore 105
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New Vork Stock Ex
change. JIM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kallroad 52H 523
Heading 21J 2t 15-lti
Bufialo. Pittsburg and Western S
Lehigh Valley S3 63
Lehigh Navigation 52 MV
Northern Pacific 30 30J
Northern Pacific preferred 6!X 6".'s
Atch. AToc.lst's. 102)41
Wis. Central pf.... 60
Calumet A Hecia....227
Pewablc (new) 1
Bell Telepnone 230
Water Power 6
A.&. Liana ir'is.iua
Atch. ATop.U. 11... Zb
Boston A Albany. ..217)4
Boston A Mame.... .200)2
C.4-B. All 103)4
Mexican Uen. com.. U
Mex.C.lstmtg.bds. 67 X
N. V. ANewiSng... 494
N. Y. AN.E.7S.... 28)4
Old Uoionr 176
Kutland preferred.. 41
New York, August 24. Aspen, 475; Cale
donia B. II., 300; Crown Point, 280; Col.
orado Central. 130; Commonwealth, 250; Dead
wood Ter., 140; Eureka Consolidated, 135; El
Cristo, 100; Gould & Curry. 200: Hale fc Nor
cro3s, 295: Horn Silver. 115; Iron Silver, 200;
Mexican. 345; Mutual, 140; Ontario. 3400; Ophir.
4S5; Occidental, 185; Plymouth, 300; Savage,
200; Sierra Nevada, 200; Union Consolidated.
320; Ward Consolidated, 160; Yellow Jacket,
A Dull Market With a Strong Undertone,
Which U Encouraglne
The sales yesterday comprised 246 shares, of
which 200 were contributed by La Noria. The
advances Included Fourth National Bank,
Monongahela National Bank, Washington Oil,
Natural Gas of West Virginia and Forest Oil.
Philadelphia Gas was fractionally lower. The
other gaa stocks showed no particular change.
The tractions about held their own, except
Pittsburg, which dropped out of sight. There
was the usual Saturday demand for bank and
insurance stocks, but it resulted in nothing but
figures. Bids, offers and sales follow:
Pitts. Pet., S. and M. Exchange 452 500
Arsenal 65 ....
Allegheny National Bank 62Jf ....
Citizens' NatlonSTBank 62)J
City Deposit 50 ....
Duquesne National llans:..... 155 ....
Kxchange National liank 81 , ....
Farmers' Deposit National Bank 400 ....
Fourth National Bank 125)4
Fifth Avenue 42 ....
Freehold Vane 54
Fidelity Title and Trust Co 126
German National Bank
Iron City National Bank go
Marine National Bank 99
Metropolitan National Bauk h
Monongahela National Bank I0;4
People's National Bank 150
Third National Bank 160
Union National Bank 300
Uerman National Allegheny. 150
Heal Estate Loan and Trust Co W
'third National, Allegheny 135
Allegheny Insurance Co.,
NATURAL OAS STOCKS.
Chartlers Valley Gas Co
Manufacturers Gas Co ,
Natural Uas Co. orW. Va.
People's Natural Gas Co ,
People's Nat. Uasand Plpeage Co.,
Pennsylvania Gas Co
Union Gas Co
"Wheeling Uas Co ,
Columbia Oil Co . 2
Forest Oil Co uci
Muiiai 'iiVJU. .................. ....... 41;
uucus llilVUUU ,
Plttsburjr, Allegheny and Manchester.
Pitts., Youngs town & Ashtabula It. K..
Plttsburir Junction K. K. Co
Pitts., Cin. A St. Louis K. K
Pitts. & Western K. R. Co
Pitts. & Western K. K. Co. pref.
Point Urldfre ".
Union Switch and Slsnal Co
Pittsburg Cyclorama Co
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La 'Noria Mining Co
The sales were 45 shares of Central Tration at
Hi. 200 La Noria at Hi and 1 Switch .in,! Kiii
Alio tubal ouius ui siocks at new xotk yester
day; wero 54,653 shares, including: Atchison,
2.400: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
4.550; Erie. 1,800; Missouri, 2,100: Northern
Pacific, preferred, 3,000; Reading. 4,900: Rich
mond and West Point, 4,010; St, Paul, 11,535.
Local Business Continues Well Ahead of
August Lnst Yenr.
Business in Pittsburg keeps ahead of that of
the same time last year, the week's earnings
being about 11,500,000 greater than they were
in the corresponding week of 188S. Thero was
nothing new at the banks yesterday, bnt every
thing moved along in a quiet, satisfactory man
ner. Manager Chaplin's report for tho day,
week and year is interesting, as usual. It is as
Exchanges 1 1,715,0)2 99
Balances 299,712 54
Exchanges for the week 10.277,777 43
Balances for the week. 2.132,806 63
KxehangesweekoriSSI 9;812,742 45
Balances week of 18S8 2,178,32)29
Exchanges last week 10, 761, 361 63
Balances last week 1,771,301 51
Total exchanges 1889 412,161,95123
Total exchanges. 18S3 370,118,9315!)
uain. isaoverisss. 42,046,018 69
The DaUy Invatigator says of the money
scare: "Of the money scare It may be said that
we fear the things we think instead of the
things that are. and there Is no good reason
why stocks shonld decline as they did yester
day under the apprehension of merely possible
stringency. It is true, as Mr. 8. V.White re
marked to us. that the banks of this city have
little more than S3.000.000 above their lepal
amount of reserve, and they had S21.O0O.COO of 1
uce last year, ana mat more man this &J,UW,
000 will have to be sent West and South, but
the Treasury is a great safety valve, and so is
foreign capital when rates ot interest become
attractively high. Sufficient for the day is the
evil thereof, and men should never allow them
selves to be governed by their fears. Money is
moderately easy at 5 per cent now, and the
Treasury has brought about a million and half
of bonds since Tuesday.
New York, August 26. Business In dry
goods to-day was fair for a half holiday, with
principal activity at the hands of Jobbers.
Agentkwere noteo busy as on' other days, feel
ing with increased force the buoyancy of the
trade at second hands. The feeling is conse
quently better, and the undertone is stronger.
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A Good Wock Among the Builders Busi
ness Picking Up.
Fifty-one permits were taken out last week
for buildings all small or medium-sized the
estimated cost of which is 879.05a This is a
good record for what is usually the dullest part
of the dullest month of the year. A steady
growth of this Industry is expected from now
on until the 'snow flies. The following is the
II. Bramfield, frame one-story, 40x40 feet, on
Dnquesne way. First ward.
James McCabe, frame two-story, 24x40 feet,
on No. 2642 Pemi avenue. Twelfth ward.
Mrs. S. Shlller, frame two-story, 18xS2 feet,
on Snnnyside street. Twenty-third ward.
Gustavo Henke, frame two-story, 17x34 feet,
on Spruce street. Twenty-seventh ward.
J. Sarwiskl, frame one-story, 17x34 feet, on
Hemlock street. Twenty-seventh ward.
James Sullivan, frame two-story addition,
16x30 feet, on 228 Brownsville avenue. Thirtieth
Henry Woelver, brick two-story and man
sard, 25x50 feet, on Main street, Seventeenth
A. L. Warner, frame two-story, 17x32 feet,
on Wyckliff street, between Fifty-second and
McCandless, Eighteenth ward.
John Kerney, frame two-story, 20x32 feet, on
Stanton avenue. Eighteenth ward.
Jennie Ralston, frame two-story, 20x46 feet,
on Road avenue. Nineteenth ward.
May E. Ellis, brick two-story, 32x36 feet, on
Merchant street, near Shady lane. Twentieth
J. F. Ganter, frame two-story, 21x12 feet, on
Carver street. Twenty-first ward.
J.P.Fleming, six brick two-story, 78Xx29
feet, on Long alley. Seventeenth ward.
Mrs. William Martin, frame one-story. 20x40
feet, on Hiland avenue. Nineteenth ward.
J. P. Gilson, frame one-story. 12x22 feet, on
Atwell street, near Lincoln avenue. Twenty
J. H. StefBer, frame two-story, 18x32 feet, on
corner of Reynolds and Hastings streets, Twen-ty-second
Henry Flock, frame two-story, 20x32 f eot, on
Magee street. Twenty-third ward.
C. F. Vallowe, brick two-story, 20x50 feet, on
Sidney street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth
streets. Twenty-fifth ward.
I. Morris, two frame two-story, 32x34 feet, on
Sedgwick street, corner of Oakley aUey, Twen-tv-seventh
John W. Keetlng, frame two-story, 36x58 feet,
on Monastery avenue. Twenty-seventh ward.
May Tyrell, frame two-story, 16x32 feet, on
Arlington avenue, Twenty-seventh ward.
Fred Fugman. frame one-storv. 20x21 feet on
Salisbury street. Twenty-seventh ward.
u. a. Jioms, dock two-stnry, 36x37 feet; on
Forbes avenue. Twenty-second ward.
Fred Lynch, two frame two-story, 31x30 feet,
on Second avenue, Twenty-third ward.
Emit F. Fifelfer, frame one-story, 7x11 feet,
on rear of 1732 Carson street, Tweuty-sixth
W. R. Armstrong, stone two-story, 23x43 feet,
on Woodworth street. Sixteenth ward.
Joseph Howard, frame one-story, 8x12 feet,
on Butler street. Eighteenth ward.
C. Elshotz, frame two-story. 18x30 feet, on
Jancuf street. Eighteenth ward.
Mrs. Sarah Colstor. frame two-story, 17x32
feet, on Gem alley, near Gross street. Nine
Thomas Jackson, frame two-story, 21x48 feet,
on Broad street, Nineteenth ward.
Mrs. Mary Eider, brick two-story. 20x47 feet,
on Penn avenue between Forty-ninth and Fif
tieth streets. Eighteenth, ward.
W. J. Baucker, brick two-story, 30x10 feet, on
Center avenue, between Aiken and Graham
streets. Twentieth ward.
J. W. Thompson, brick two-story. 27x36 feet,
on Frankstown avenue, near Long street.
David Shearing, brick two-story, 16x34 feet,
on Twenty-third street, between Jane and Mary
streets. Twenty-fifth ward.
Albert Rose, frame one-story. 12x16 feet, on
rear of 716 West Carson stteet. Thirty-fourth
George Schnidehutte, frame two-story, 16x32
feet, on Seward street. Thirty-fifth ward.
John Kloman, frame two-story, 16x16 feet, on
Horner street, near Wayne, Thirteenth ward.
Jacob Graboskl, frame two-story. 17x32 feet,
on Thirtieth street, near Arch street. Thir
J. Shaffer, two brick two-story, 34x17 feet, ou
Trent street. Eleventh ward.
J. F. fc H. Hamilton, brick one-storv, 22x23
feet, on Mulberry alley, between Twenty-fifth
and Twenty-sixth streets. Twelfth ward.
W. C. George, frame two-story, 17x48 feet, on
Liberty avenue. Sixteenth ward, between
Thirty-ninth and Fortieth streets.
Tim McKlem, frame two-story, 20x32 feet, on
corner of Thirty-third and Dickson streets.
John Horsfall, three frame two-story, 17x43
feet each, on Liberty avenue, between Thirty
ninth and Fortieth street. Sixteenth ward.
Watsou Whitfield, two two-story frame, 17x
36 feet each, on Scioto street. Sixteenth ward.
Thomas McGowan. one two-story frame, 17x
IS feet, on Ella street. Sixteenth ward.
M. Donaly. frame two-story addition. 13x16
feet, on Carson street, between Thirty-fifth and
Thirty-sixth streets. Twenty-fourth ward.
reter. Miller, frame two-story addition, 12x20
feet, on Brownsville avenue, near Hill street,
C. Orsteric frame IX-story, 17x32 feet, on
Grant street. Twenty-seventh ward.
John Keyser, frame two-story, 17x34 feet, on
Somers street. Twenty-seventh ward.
Jos. Wagner, frame two-story, 22x10 feet, on
Hackstown road. Twenty-seventh ward.
Henry Bowers, frame two-story, 20x34 feet,
on Manton alley. Thirty-first ward.
50 shares of
SPKOtn, & La wbesce sold Central Traction
and bought La Noria.
A. G. Btees, of Ewing & Byers, real estate,
has returned from his vacation.
The oil market responds more quickly to
bearish news than to that of the other kind.
Now that Mr. Mustin is back, look out for a
boom in Central Traction. Forty is his figure.
The sales of stocks last week, so far as re
ported, were 2,535 shares. La Noria led, with
Captain Barbour thinks something will
happen to the stock market in about two
Movements of Specie.
New York, August 24. The exports of
specie from the port of New York last week
amounted to S335.500. all in silver, consigned
to Europe. Tho imports of specio for tho
week amounted to S32.818, of which $16,126 was
in gold and SI 6,002 silver.
St. Louis, August 24. Wool Receipts, 2.154
pounds: market dull and depressed, with
prices to a great extent nominal.
New York Pig Iron quiet; Scotch, S19 (
22 50: American, 15 501S 00.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria
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