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THE BROKEN LEG:
E. S. BELL.
It is comforting to think that in this age
you can explain nearly everything on scien
tific principles; that yon can go about, as it
were, with a pair of compasses, a pocket
foot rule, or a retort, and measure, divide,
or analyze, not only the wonders
of the world, but, with one excep
tion, evervthing else. The one exception,
as everyone will readily believe, is love.
"VThatisit? What is the cause of it? To
the first question no answer can be criven;
to the second, I can only answer from my
own experience a broken leg.
Xo! romantic reader, the writer of this is
no lovely ladv, who, while driving a pair of
spirited bav horses, was in terrible danger
by the running away of the afore-mentioned
animals, and was rescued by a noble stran
ger. Nor is the writer a noble stranger who
was assisted when in extremitv by the
daughter of a hundred earls. No, I am plain
"William Spence, merchant, Glasgow, aged
50, and I broke my leg one day last April
by slipping upon a piece of orange peel in
It is popularly supposed that every young
man falls in love as regularly as everychild
takes measles. Both suppositions are incor
rect. I did not fall in love till I was 50, and
never had measles. .
We read a great deal about the joys or
convalescence. I can see nothing jovful in
beine shut up for six weeks in a dull house
in Bath street, with old Mrs. McGregor to
wait on vou. and the doctor for your only
visitor. For the nrst three weess wings
were just bearable, but after that I was per
fectly miserable. At last I could stand it
no longer, and I said to the doctor one day
as he was leaving, "Xou might have pitv on
me and stay awhile." He laughed and sat
down. We talked away for a little, and 1
as just getting cheery when a message
came for him, and he had to go. As he went
he said: ... ,
"Have you no friends or relatives who
could come and sit with yon?"
"No," I said; "I haven't a relative or a
friend 'in the world."
"Well," and he laughed, "why don t you
get married?" .
Then he went away, leaving me Jace to
face with a pertectly new idea. Now, I am
not one of those men who rnn about alter
evervnew thing. I am very cautious in
what notions I take up. . , w T
Whvdid I not get married? Well, 1
could hardly sav. Perhaps it was because
I had never had" time to think of such a
thine. As I lay there all that day I gravely
considered the question; all the sayings for
and against such a step passed to ana iro
before my mind. "A young man married
is a young man marred," I have heard say.
Well, perhaps, I could scarcely call myself
younc. "He that marryeth doeth well, but
he that marryeth not doeth better," says Si.
Paul; but, on the other hand, "it is not good
for man to live alone," and so I went on.
But at last I resolved that I would marry
but whom? That was the question. Be
lieve me, I did not know a single lady. I
went nowhere, except to church, and, as I
neither could sing, play, recite, nor turn
music, I did not frequent any of the semi
religious tea festivals that are so important
a branch of church-going now-a-days.
How could I, an unmarried man, become
married? I might, of course, speak to the
minister, he would surely know some likely
lady; some one, perhaps, about the church
But then I remembered a dreadful old maid
who sat in the same pew as I did, and who
had more than once handed me books in an
officious manner. The minister might think
her suitable. No, things must be managed
in a different wav. When the doctor came
next time be said :
"Well, Mr Spence, have you been think
ing of getting married?"
"Why don't you get married if you think
it such a good thing ?" I asked.
Instead of laughing as I thought he
would, he actually looked quite melancholy
as he replied : ''I only wish I could. I'd
do it to-morrow if I had the money."
"Are you in earnest?" I asked.
"Only too much so. It makes me feel
worse, too, to see men like you who might
marry and don't."
"I suppose" and I hesitated "you you
s-have no idea of any particular person; you
are onlv talking generally."
"I wish I were," he said, "that's the hard
part of it Why she is the dearest, sweetest
girl in the world, and I but what's the
good of talking to you about love; you can't
understand the feeling. .Let me feel your
No, I could not understand the feeling,
but I was determined that before long I
wonld know all about it. I would fall in
love without delay. This brought me to the
old difficulty, with whom?
By this time I was well enough to move
about with the help of a crutch, and was
ready, so to speak, for action.
A few days passed and nothing happened.
Just when 1 was desperately thinking of
putting my case into the hands of a matri
monial agent, Mrs. McGregor came in, and,
throwing down a pink book, said in her
sourest accents: "Here's a young woman
collecting for the Day Nurseries. Ye'll no
be' caun to gi'e onything? She says she'll
ca' the morn for yer answer."
"Providence is kind," said I to myself;
to Mrs. McGregor I only grunted. One
thing was certain, I would see the lady
when she came, and who could tell that she
might not be my future wife.
All afternoon I studied that page of the
report which said "Miss Mary Duncan will
Next day when Mrs. McGregor brought
in my dinner she said, "I'll tell the yonng
woman ye dinna approve o' the nursery
'Ton will do nothing of the kind,"I said,
with severity. "You will kindly show her
in here. I wish to see her myself before I
decide about giving."
What a gay deceiver I was becoming,
"I thocht," and Mrs. McGregor was terri
ble as she said it, "I thocht ye didna ap
prove o' subscriptions, and mair particularly
To this I returned no answer, and she
Soou after this the doctor called, said I was
feverish, and ordered me a soothing powder.
I considered this nothing bnt an insult to a
man on the point of falling in love, a man
who, even at that moment, was listening
eagerly for the sound of the bell.
At last the bell rang, and, before I could
do more than tremble, in came the prettiest
girl I had ever seen.
"You will excuse me," I stammered, "I
cannot walk abont much yet"
"I am sorry you have been ill," said the
sweetest voice in the world.
"Sit down, please," I gasped.
She did so, and then I said, "You are col
lection for tne day nursery, I believe." I
had made up my mind that I would appear
not to approve of it, and then the would ex
"A most deserving object, Mr. Spence."
Mr. Spence sounded from her lips like a
line of poetry.
i J'l don't approve of it," said I, in my
jnost decided tones.
, "Surely." and O! how she smiled, "you
have not read the report."
"Well)" said I, "why should we take
care of other people's babies?"
"Ah I you see the mothers have to go out
to work and leave the poor" little things."
"What are the fat tiers about?" I asked,
"Some are dead, some are out of work,
and others drink."
'That's just putting a premium on idle
ness and drunkenness, and "
"But," she interrupted, "Mr. Spence,
think of the poor children! and then we
don't really take them in for nothing, each
must be paid for at the rate of 3d a day."
"Still, my earyounjr lady," said I, get
ting bolder, "I don't approve of it."
Then she explained, and I objected, till
after half an hour or so she convinced me,
nd I said: "Well, Miss Duncan, I'll give
you 5 if you promise to come back in a
day or two and tell me how you spend it"
She looked charmed at my generosity, and
promised to return with a report of the de
serving cases she wonld spend the money
upon. Then she went away, taking the
sunshine with her. I could scarcely bear to
see her go. Nothing but the fear of fright
ening her away for good prevented me from
proposing on "the spot I had passed the
first great difficulty. I was in love. I felt
myself twice the "man I was, and was pre
pared to look the whole world in the face
On the appointed day Miss Duncan re
turned and rendered an account of her
stewardship. I blushed and trembled when
she spoke to me, and in spite of my 50 years
could have wept at her feet, I don't think
she noticed my strange manner, but,' if she
did, I think she would put it down to nerv
ousness. I gave her another 5 on the same
On the occasion of the third visit I had
made up my mind to speak or die. I ar
ranged everything I intended to say before
hand, and, knowing well that no lady ob
jects to being made love to, felt my mind
tolerably easy as to the result.
The day came and after we had exchanged
the nsual compliments, I seized the oppor
tunity Miss Duncan gave me, and began.
"You must find it rather dull here," she
"I do, indeed," said I. "I spend a most
wearisome time. I have not a single relative
in the world, and except the doctor and
yourself, if you will allow me to call you so,
"How sad," said she.
"Well," I said, "It's dull, at all events.
However, I have been thinking of chancing
all that, and of engaging a companion. I
have been seriously thinking of this." In
the contusion of the moment I could not put
it any better.
"What a good idea, Mr. Spence 1 Have
you heard of any suitable person yet?"
Capital ! What a good plan mine was I
"Not quite yet I thought perhaps you
could recommend one."
"Perhaps I could. What would her
With a sudden inspiration I said
"The first would be to mjrry me."
"Why, it's a wife you want," and she
positively beamed. 1
X Know 1 blushed asT. answered, as bash
fnllv as a maiden of 17
"Yes, I believe it is a wife I want Do
you know of anyone who would take me?"
"Ob. Mr. S pence, this is a far more serious
undertaking than recommending a com
panion." "You see, my dear young lady, my pres
ent illness has taught "me how very solitary
a man can be. I am in a good position to
marry, bnt the fact is. except yourself and
my housekeeper, I don't know anyone I
could marry. I thought, perhaps, you
would help me if you could. Will you?"
If you could have seen her blush.
"I will do the best I can for you," she
said. Then, after a pause, "I think I do
know one who wonld be willine. At least,
I think she would consider the matter."
"The dear girl! I could see it all! It was
herself, of course. How charming!"
"What is she your your friend, like?"
"She is rather tall and dark, with bright
eyes and fresh color "
An admirable description of herself.
"That sounds well," said I, iu my most
matter-of-fact tones, "but how could I
meet her? You see I am not able to go out
"That is a difficulty, certainly, but per
haps it could be got over in fact, she has
seen you already."
I knew I was right
"Ah! she has seen me already! Well,
that's a good deal gained," cried 1. "But do
you happen to know if Bhe is favorably dis
posed toward me?"
"Yes, I think I may sav she is."
"Then do you think I might dispense with
going to see her just at present?"
"I think so."
"What would you advise me to do next?"
"You might write to her."
Little witch! Write to her, indeed:
"There's just one objection that I see to
that plan." said I, in my gravest tone; "I
know neither her name nor her address "
"Oh! I torgot that," she replied.
"May I ask if she is related to you?"
"Yes, she is my "
I broke in stupidly, I now admit "Then
that's an additional attraction. But tell me
"Her name is the same as my own, Mary
Duncan," and she blushed again. "She
lives with us."
How very, plain it all was.
"I think Mr. Spence," she continued,
"you had better write to her, and I will
take the letter." .
"Will it not surprise her to receive a let
ter from an entire stranger containing an
ofier of marriage?"
I was humoring her, vou see
"Well, I'll break the'matter to-night, and
1 11 send round for your letter in the morn
ing; that will make everything right."
"Are you sure, Miss Duncan, that that
you your friend does not care for anyone
"I am quite sure of that," she replied.
Fancy a man of my age being so fortu
nate! "I don't think I could write a love letter,
I wish you would tell me what to say "
"Mr. Spence, your heart will tell you
what to say. I have no experience in let
ters of that kind. Begin to write, and I
have no doubt but the words will come. I'll
send for it early to-morrow."
Then she went away, leaving me over
come with astonishment at the diplomacy
of woman. Here was a vonm innnnt
girl conducting her own first love affair
with Machiavelian astuteness. She had
positively entrapped me into a written
declaration! Who would have given the
pretty creature credit for so much ingenuity!
The letter was the next aifficulty.
After consideration, I resolved to ak
Mrs. McGregor to get me a copy of the com
plete letter writer. Her face when I made
the request was like a thunder cloud in a
deep fog. In conrse of time my want was
supplied, and I turned at once to two letters
relating to love and marriage.
The following was given as a suitable
form in which to make a proposal of mar
riage:. Honored Miss If you will condescend to
do me the favor ol casting your fair and bright
eyes upon these few lines, you will see that at
your feet I lay my hand and heart. I have lone
respectfully admired you, and now seek to
make it known to you.
Should your answer be favorable, kindly
wear a white rose in yonr bonnet on Sunday
If unfavorable, a line to the above address will
oblige yonr devoted Blake: Blakk.
That somehow did not take my fancy; it
may be I was too fastidious. One thing
seemed clear, I must write the letter my
self. Up to this time 1" had always had a great
contempt for literary men. i Iooked-upon
them as gentlemen who lived at home at
case, and who earned a fabulous income by
a few strokes of the pen. Since I wrote that
letter I have changed these opinions. I
know what they endure when engaged in
literary work. After much toil and tribu
lation I produced the following:
MY Deab Miss Duhcan 1 hearlfroni a
mutual friend that you have already seen me.
I understand that by this time she has spoken
of me to yon; that so far simplifies matters. I
will now only say that I am 50 years of age, but
have frequently passed for much less; that my
circumstances and general health' are alike
Our mutual friend has spoken of you In high
terms, and I am willing to take her opinion on
all matters. If yon bare no objection to me
will you be my wife! Judging you iy what our
mutual friend has said I have no hesitation in
saying Hove you. An-earlyOTSWBTWulbJige,
yours faithfully WlLfclAH Bpence.
I thought the allusion to our mutual
friend very happy indeed.
You can imagine my state of mind till the
following morning, when Mrs. McGregor
came in with a small pink scented note.
"Here's a begging letter," she said.
Such is woman and such is her terrible
jealousy. With a reverend hand I opened
the sacred letter and read:
Dear Mb. Spew CE Yonr letter has reached
me by the hand of onrmutnal friend. Yon are
not unknown to me; nay, I may say I know you
well. You are candid about your age, but will
doubtless be pleased to hear that 60 is no draw
back in my eyes.
Onr mutual friend has given me such a good
account of you and yonr circumstances that I
have not the slightest objection, but will be
come your wife with all possible pleasure.
It seems to me the sooner you are rescued
from that harpy Mrs. McGregor, whom I also
know by sight, the better.
P. S. t have loved you secretly for months.
I'll go to seoyou to arrange matters as soon as
Such was the answer to my letter. In one
wav satisfactory enough; and vet, somehow,
it, or rather the tone of it, did not quite
please me. For instance, the word "harpy"
gave me a slight shock. I could not have
imagined such a word falling from such
lips. But when does a man know a woman?
I think I would have liked a little shyness,
not quite such eagerness as was displayed in
the P. S.. any wav. Yet what a grumbler
I was. Not content that I had got what I
Of course, I had to answer the letter. I
did so, and was just wondering how to get it
conveyed to its destination, when a messen
ger called from Miss Duncan. Although I
felt this was a little like sharp practice, I
gave the letter, in which I stated my in
ability to call on her, and my hope that she
would call on me. By return of post an
answer came, saying she would call the fol
lowing day at i o'clock.
On the morning of the eventful day, the
day that was to realize my brightest
hopes, and yet the most awlui of my life,
I said to Mrs. McGregor, "I expect a
lady to call on me this afternoon about 4."
Then Mrs. McGregor smiled a bitter
smile, and said:
"Are you ashamed o' yerser at your age?
day after day having a forward huzzy com
ing here. It's no respectable. If ye dinna
ken what's richt, ither folk dae, I can tell
ve. Pine excuse her comin' in wi her
tracts and Dav Nurseries! Bonnie like
thing! In my" time, Mr. Spence, lassies
had something better adae than rin after
a wheen silly characters o' men. If ye
were a laddie but there's nae fule like an
"Mrs. McGregor," said I, with great dig
nity, "have you quite finished?"
"I may as weel haud my tongue as talk
to a mad man."
"Very well, then this day month, if you
please, Mrs, McGregor.''
Then sue leu tne room, .aiyuearest juary,
you were perfectly right I An old harpy,
Soon after this passage of arms the doctor
"You are looking blooming, Mr. Spence,"
I was glad I looked it. for I never felt
worse in my life.
"We shall soou have you out again," he
continued. "It you had only an agreeable
companion, you could not do better than go
away for a little. Why didn't you follow my
advice? By this time you might have been
married, or on the road to it"
"Well," I cried, "I did follow your ad
vice, and I want you to tell me how soon I
can go away."
"Oh ho! Sits the wind in that quarter!
You sly old fellow! But who is the lady,
if I may ask?"
"Not Miss Duncan in Newton street?"
"Yes, the same."
"Then," said the doctor, "I congratulate
you both. I have known her since I was a
boy. She's a nice, sensible woman. The
very wife for you. I should say, and by no
means bad looking."
"By no means bad looking!" I nearly
choked. "Why, I think she is positively
lovely!" I exclaimed.
"Every man to his taste," replied the
doctor, smiling. "Lovely is hardly the
word I would use; but if you are
"Pleased! Doctor, I assure you I am de
lighted beyond measure. Allow me to tell
you I consider myself the most fortunate of
men. Few at my age could expect such a
wife. Upon my word, I don't know what
you young men have been about to let her
wait so long."
"Come, now, yon are reaping the benefit
of our negligence."
"Well, I cannot understand your having
known that charming creature for so many
years and not loving her."
"I can Understand it However, I con
gratulate you, and may say get married
next week, if you like." And he went,
leaving me surprised at the stupidity of
Bnt my hand trembles as I approach the
climax of story. '
Four o'clock came, and with admirable
punctuality the bell rang. Mrs. McGregor
opened the room door, and there entered,
not Miss Duncan, but a stranger, yet a
stranger whose face had something familiar
"Madam," said I, bowing, "there must
be some mistake."
"None at all," was the reply, "if you are
"That is my name, certainly."
"Then it's all right," and she smiled.
"Who are yon?" I asked, tremblingly,
for a terrible possibility flashed over me.
The unknown stepped quickly across the
room and, throwing her arms around my
neck, exclaimed: "William! William!
don't you know your own little Mary?"
My own little Mary, indeed! Thus we
stood for a few moments, then, as I very
gently attempted to shake her off, she said,
"Don't excite yourself. You are, at least
I hope you are, too much of a gentleman to
break your word. I have your letters all
right, and my niece, Mary Duncan, my
namesake, is a witness that you wanted me
to marry you. There's a dear! Kiss me,
and let us have a comfortable chat about
The awful woman kissed me, and push
ing me down on a chair, seated herself
I knew too late. I had proposed to, and
been accepted by the wrong woman. Now
I recognized her the old maid who sat in
my pew in church.
How that interview ended I know not; I
was completely bewildered. This lido
know, I am to be married to-morrow, unless
I run away to-night
Oh, single men! Don't give money to
charities; don't break your legs; and, above
all, don't write offers of marriage. When I
thinkI am only 50, and may live to 100,
my heart grows faint Oh, that the world
would end to-night Scottish American.
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PITTSBDKG - .. DISPATOt
A Quiet Saturday Winds Up a Quiet
Week in Produce Lines.
POTATOES AND GKAP!S IN PLENTY.
Cereal Eeceipta Big-, and More Waiting
COFFEE OPTIONS FIEM, SBGAE EASY
OFFICE OF PITTSBUBO DISPATCH,
SATURDAY. October 19, 18S9. $
Country Produce Jobbing Trices.
The situation presents no new features since
our last report Commission men report a
quiet Saturday, and volume of trade for the
week short of last week. Markets are over
stocked with Western potatoes, and prices still
tend downward. The average quality of pota
toes on the market is below standard. The
quality of sweet potatoes offered Is fine, but
markets are slow. Dairy products are quiet.
Eggs are firm. Markets are well stocked with
grapes, and these, with California fruits, are
the mainstay In fruit lines at this time. Tho
crop of nearby grapes is much below average,
but along the northern shore of Ohio the fruit
of the vino is abundant, and hence onr markets
are well supplied.
Butter Creamerv, Elgin. 2728c; Ohio do,
2526c: fresh dairy packed, 2221c; country
rolls. 200121c. .- .
BEANS Navy hand-picked beans, $2 25Q2 40;
medium. S2 S02 4a
Beeswax 2830c W & for choice; low grade,
Cidee Sand refined, $6 5087 60; common,
S3 &04 00; crab cider. S3 OOSS 50 fl barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c ?1 irallon.
Chestnuts $l 004 SO per bushel.
Cheese Ohio, llllic: New Ydrk, HKc;
Llmburger. 910Xc; domestic Sweitzer.lu
13c: Imported Sweitzer, 23c
nioos aa dozen ror strictly iresn.
quinces, S7 008 00 f) barrel; cranberries. Jer
seys, 3 uo3 x ft trasnei nox; .Malaga grapes,
large barrel, 38.
leathers Extra live eeese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mired lots, 3035c $ ft,
POULTRYLive spring chickens, 4C45c
pair; old, 6570c ?! pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 lis to bushel, 55 00
5 251 bushel; clover, large English, 02 lbs, 85 50;
clover, Alslke, $8 00; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 Sis, SI 50; blue gras, extra
clean, 14 lbs, 90c; bine grass, fancy, 14 Bis, SI 00;
orchard grass. 14 Its, SI 65; red top, 14 ftSi SI 25;
millet, 50 As, SI 00; German millet. 50 fts, SI 50;
Hungarian grass, GO fts, SI 00: lawn grass,
mixture of fine grasses, 2 50 bushel of 14
Tallow Country, 4c; city rendered, 4J
Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, $4 50
5 00; fancy. So 506 00; .oranges. S4 505 00:
bananas. $2 00 firsts, SI 50 good seconds,
bunch; cocoanuts. S4 001 50 hundred; figa,
SJ9c ft It; dates, 6)c W B; newlayerflgs,
14k16Kc: new dates, 7$c $ It.
Vegetables Potatoes SI 6001 75 $ bar
rel: tomatoes 75cSl ! bushel: wax beans, 75c
bushel; green bean, 4050c f) bushel; cu
cumbers, $2 252 60 1? bushel; cabbages. 84 00
5 00 a hundred: celery, 40c $1 dozen; Southern
sweet potatoes, S2 002 25; Jerseys, 2 75.
Reports from Eastern markets as to coffee
prospects are difficult to reconcile. Bulls and
bears have their daily tussles over options, and
no man can tell what a day may bring forth. At
latest options wore higher. Packages are un
changed. Sugar continues weak notwithstand
ing recent decline. Other groceries continue
In tho old ruts.
Green Coffee Fancy Elo, 2223c;
choice Rio, I321Jc; prime Rio. 20c; low grade
Rio, 1819Jc; old Government Java, 27c; Mar
acaibo, 2324c; Mocha, 2829c; Santos, 20
23c; Caracas 21423c; peaberry, Kio, 2325c;
Li Unayra, 2223c
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,
23Kc; high grades, 25k26c; old Govern
ment Java, bnlk, SlK32c; Maracaibo, 26
27c: Santos, 21623c; peaberry. 26c; choice Rio,
24c; prime Rio, 22c; good Rio, 21c; ordi
bPlCES (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c;
cassia, 8c; pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 7080.
Petroleuu (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight. 150, SJc; water
white, 9c; globe, 1414Kc; elaine, 14)f c; carna
dine, llc; royahne, 14c: globe red oil, U
bYRUPS Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sngar
syrups, 3338c; crime sngar syrup, S0S3c;
strictly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 43c; choice, 48c;
medium, 43c; mixed, 4042c.
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3lc; bi-carb in Ks.
6c; bi carb, assorted packages, 5QCc; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, 5?
set. 8Kc; parafflne, 1112?.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c: choice, 6
7c; prime, 56Vc; Louisiana, b6Kc.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, ogCc; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 82 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50: Muscatels. 2 25: California Mnscatels.
SI 85; Vilencia, SKc; Ondara Valencia, 9JJ10c;
sultana, 8Kc; currants, 55Vc; Turkey prunes,
4J5c; French prunes, 8f13c; Salonica
prunes, in 2-B packages, 8c; uocoanuts, 100.
SC 00; almonds, Lan., ?) ft, 20c: do, Ivica, 19c;
do. shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K15c; Sicily
filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 1216c; new dates,
50c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
$ Si, 2122c; lemon peeu ft, 1314c; orange
Dried' Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c,
apples, evaporated, 8c; aprisots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1215c; peaches, evaporated
pared, 2223r; peaches. California, evaporated,
nnoared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Xc; blackberries, 7Sc; buckle
Sugars Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c; granu
lated, 7c; confectioners' A, TJc; standard A.
7c; soft whites, 67c; yellow, choice, 6
6J2c: yellow, pood, 6K6c; yellow, fair, 6Jgc;
'yellow, dark, 6c
Pickles Medium bbls (1,200), S5 75; medi
um, half bbls (COO), S3 25.
Salt-No. 1. fl bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex. 3? bbl, SI 05;
dairy, 9 bbl, SI 20, coarse crystal, $ bbl, SI 20;
Higgins' Enreka, 4-bu sacks, S2 80: Higglus'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches. S2 00
2 25; 2ds, $1 50 1 65; extra peaches, S2 402 60,
pie peaches, 95c: finest corn, SI 001 50; Hid. Co:
corn, 7090c; red cherrle, EpcSl; Lima beans.
SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do, 7685c: mar
rowfat peas, SI 101 15; soaked peas, 7075c
pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do, S2 75; dam;
son plums, 95c; greengages, SI 25; egg plums,
S2; California pears, S2 60; do greengage, S2; do,
egg plums, S2; extra white cherries, S2 90; red
cherries, 2 &s, 90c: raspberries, SI 401 60;
strawberries, Til 10; gooseberries, 81 30 L 40;
tomatoes, 90cl 00; salmon. 1-ft SI 752 10;
blackberries, 8uc: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked;
99c; do green, 2 ft, SI 25l 50; corn beef. 2-lt
cans. S2 05; 14-ft cans, S14 00: baked beans, SI 45
1 60; lobster, 1-lt, $1 751 80; mackerel 1-ft
cans, broiled, SI 60; sardines, domestic s,
54 254 50; sardines, domestic, lis. 87 235J7 60;
sardines, imported, lis, ;u 50,gj2 60; sardines,
imported, s, S18; sardines, mustard, S3 50;
sardines, spiced, 83 60.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $30 fl
bbl.: extra No. ldo, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, messed.
S3S; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish .Whole
pollock, 4c $1 ft; do medium, George's cod.
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, Cc; do
George's cod in blocks, 6K7kfc Herring
Round shore. S5 00 ?? bbl; split, S7 00; lake,
S3 00 1 100-lt half bbl. White fish, 87 00 M 100
ft half bbl. Lake trout, $5 60 f? half bbl. Fin
nan haddock, 10c ft. Iceland halibut, ISe f)
ft. Pickerel, J bbl, S2 00; y. bbl, SI 10; Poto
mac herring, So 00 ?S bbl. S2 50 M bbl.
Oatmeal E6 S0G 00 V bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6557c
$ gallon. Lard oil, 75c
, Grain, Floor nnd Feed.
The general cereal drift is downward. Oats
and hay are weaker on liberal receipts. Corn
is steady. The wheat and flour situation is un
changed, and this means that it is in favor of
buyers. Receipts as bulletined at the Grain
Exchange, 29 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft Wayne
and Chicago, 4 cars of com, 2 of wheat, 2 of
bay, 3 of oats, 3 of flour, lof feed. By Pitts
burg, Cincinnati and St Louis, i cars of oats, 2
of hay, 1 of millf eed, 1 of barley, 1 of middlings.
By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 3 cars of rye, 1 of
wheat, 1 of corn. By Pittsburg and Western, 1
car of flour. Total receipts bulletined for the
week at theaGram Exchange 223 cars against
19S cars last week and 193 for the week before.
Large quantities are reported as knocking at
the door and unable to come in by reason ol
lack of transportation, and crowded yards.
Prices below are for carload lots on track.
Wheat New No. 2 red, 885c; No. 3, 80
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 43314c; high mixed,
ear, 4243e: No. 2 yellow, shelled. 40c; high
mixed, shelled, S940c; mixed, shelled, 38
Oats No. 2 white. 2727c; extra, No. 3,
26Q26KCJ mixed, 2425c
RYE No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6051c;
No. 1. Western, 4849c; new rye, So. 2 Ohio,
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, J5 005 60; winter straight,
S4 254 60; clear winter, $4 004 25: straight
XXXX bakers', $3 5033 75. Rye flour, $3 60
MtLLFEED Middlings, fine white, $18 00
18 60H ton; brown middlings, SIS 00gl3 60; win-
MONDAT, OCTOBER "'21,
ter wheat bran, 11 6011 76; chop feed, 15 60
Hat Baled tlmothv, No. 1) $12 00313 50:
No. 2 do. Sll 0011 50; loose from wagon, $11 00
13 00, according; to quality; No. 1 upland
prairie. S8 609 00: No. 2, $7 007 60; packing
do, 57 607 76.
Straw Oats, $6 607 00; wheat and rye
straw. $6 0006 25.
Sngar-cnred bams, large, 10Mc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, llc; sugar-cured hams, small,
Uc; sngar-cnred breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, &c; sngar-cnred boneless
shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured California hams, 7c:
sngar-cnred dried beef flats, 9e; sugar-cured
dried beef sets, 10Xc; sngar-cnred dried beef
rounds, 12c: bacon shoulders, 5c; bacon
clear sides, 7Jc: bacon clear bellies, 7Kc; dry
salt shoulders, &c; dry salt clear sides, 7c,
Mess pork, heavy, Sll 60; mess pork, family.
$12 00. Lard Refined, in tierces, 6c: half
barrels, 6c; CO-ft tubs. 6c; 20-ft pails, 7c; 50
& tin cans. 6Kc; 3-D) tin pails. 7c; 6-ft tin
pails, 7c; 10-ft tin palls, 6Jc: 6-B tin pails, 7c; 10
ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 6c;
large, 6c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless
hams, 10Kc Pigs feet, half barrel, $4 00; quar
ter barrel, $2 15.
ff Dressed Meat.
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to 650 Us,
5c; 650 to 650 ft'. 6c; 660 to 750 Bn, 67c
Sheep, Sc fl ft. Lambs, 9c ?! 6. Hogs, 6c
Fresh pork loins, 8c
MAEKETS BY TOE.
Tho Lonss Unload nnd Rntlle Things in
tbe Wheat Pit A Bnll and Bear
Fleht Over tho De
Chicago Trading in wheat was quite heavy
to-day at a lower range of prices. Local opera
tors were on tho selling side at the opening,and
a great deal of long wheat came on the market,
shorts covered freely, and therewas a great
deal done in tho way of evening up trades.
Some local operators formerly on tne bnll side
were prominently identified on the selling side.
Opinions differ greatly as to tbe future course
of tbe market Some houses doing a foreign
business are discouraging selling for the pres
ent. A feature of the market was the fight be
tween the bull and bear Interest around 81c for
December, and 83c for May. Large buying
orders were on the market at tbe best prices,
and also touching the former price soveral
times, but few of the buying orders could be
executed. The market opened weak at Kc
lower, declined c more, held firmly at the
close and closed steady about c lower than
A fair trade was transacted in corn. The
feeling was easy early, but later became more
steady. Offerings were fairly better, while de
mand was confined mainly to shorts. The mar
ket opened a shade under yesterday's closing
prices, was easy for a time and sold off slightly,
ruling steady, and closed a shado over yester
day. Oats were active but weaker and lower, due
to good receipts, the weakness and decline in
wheat and selling by longs. There were in
creased offerings and no demand of conse
quence except th-.t from shorts. Prices xe
cededXc, and tho market closed quiet and
Less activity manifested in pork, and the
feeling was slightly easier. Prices averaged
25c lower, and the market closed quiet.
A firmer feeling was manifested in lard, and
trading was fairly active. Prices rnled 25c
highet, and the market closed steady at outside
Trading In ribs was moderate. Prices ruled
about 25c lower.
Tbe leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2. December. 81KS1?81
Maf !! 30' iaDUary mmCi
OatsNo. 2, October, 18Kc; November,
18JS16Vc: December. 1818&lSKlSJic;
Mess Pork, per bbl. October, 810 75
1110 7oll; November, $9 40; year, $9 50
9 25; January, 9 609 47k.
Lard, per 100 fts. November. $5 97K
6 97K: December, $5 905 92K5 905 62$;
January, $5 92J.
Short Rms, per 100 Its. October. 85 16
6 155 07K5 07K; January. 54 804 77K-
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat,
79Kc; No. 3 spring wheat, 6365kc; No. 2 red,
794c No. 2 corn. 30Kc. No. 2 .oata, 18c
No. 2 rye. 42c Ha 2 barley nominal. No.l
flaxseed. $1 2. Prime timothy seed, SI 16.
Mesa pork, per bbl, S10 7511 00. Lard, per 100
DOunds,S6 32K-' Short nbs sides (loose). So 20
640. Receipts Flonr, 21.000 barrels; wheat, 97.
000 bushels: corn, 210,000 bushels; oats, 200,000
bushels; rye, 12,000 bushels; barley. 103,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour, 23,000 barrels; wheat,
134,000 bushels: com. 419,000 bushels; oats. 185,
000 bushels; rye, 47,000 bushels; barley, 141,000
On the Produce Exchange to-day the but
ter market was dull, weak and unchanged.
New York Flour heavy and dull. Wheat
.Spot dull and ?lc lower; options show large
dealings in unloading by foreign houses and
local longs; prices are down Jlc; market
closed weak. Barley Market quiet; Canada,
(j368c: western, &o65c: barley malt dull; Can
ada; 7590c. Corn Spot steady and moderately
active; options qniet and easy. Oats Spot
dnll and steady; options qniet and irregular.
Hay Market firm: shipping, 4045c: good
choice, 7090c Coffee Options opened."steady,
October 6 points up, others unchanged, and
closed steady 510 points down; Novem
ber, 15.15c; December, 15.0515.15c; Jan
uary. 15.05c; February, 15.20c; March, 15.10
15.15c; April. 15.20c: May. 15.1015.25c;
steady; quiet: fair cargoes l!c Sugar Raw
nominal; refined weak; qniet. Molasses
Foreign dnll; New Orleans qniet; open kettle,
good to fair fancy, 2S4tic Rye firm: fairly
active: domestic, 4KQ6c; Japan, 46Kc
Tallow dull. Rosin firm; qniet; strained com
mon to good, $1 051 10. Turpentine, 48K"
Eggs steady; quiet Western, 2020Xc: re
ceipts, 4,960 packages. Pork unsettled; mess
inspected. S12 0012 60 do. union uninspected,
Sll 75; extra prime. S101025. Cntmeats qniet;
pickled shoulders. 4Kc:pickled bams. 9?l0c;
pickled bellies. 12 pounds, 7Kc; middles firm;
short clear, $5 75. Lard stronger: quiet: sales
Western steam, S6 70; October, $0 70 bid: No
vember, $6 456 46; December, $6 35; January,
S6 33: February, $6 38. Bntter qniet; easy;
Elgins, 25c; western dairy, 915c; do creamery,
1224c; do held. 12019c; do factory, 713c
Cheese quiet; easy; Western, 7J10c
Philadelphia Flour steady bnt demand
light. Wheat weak and prices ot options de
clined iiKc; No. 2 red, October, 81V82c;
November. 8lk82Jc; December, 8283c;
January, 818c Corn Options weak but
almost wholly nominal; car lots for local trade
dull and Kc lower; sales No 3 mixed and high
mixed in Twentieth street elevator, 40Kc; No.
2 yellow, regular, in do., 41Jc;No 2 mixed, Octo
ber 3(rauc; no. a. ob(uc; wecemoer, oo?i
S9i4c; January, 3S39c Oats Car lots qniet
but firm; sales No. 2 mixed, 26c; futures
qniet but steady: No. 2 white oats, 2SQ2SKc;
November, 28jc; December, 2SV2o!: Jan
uary, 28K29c Bntter dnll and woak; Penn
sylvania creamerv extra, 2324c; do prints ex
tra, 2330c iggs steady: Pennsylvania' firsts,
St. .Louis Flour qniet, weak and un
changed. Wheat openedlower and while there
was a slight recovery the close waB about Kc
below yesterday; No. 2 red cash, 77c; Oc
tober, 77!c: December, 7979Jic: year, 77c
bid; May, aiS3c Corn lower, dull and
weak: No. 2 mixed cash. 28c asked; 2&Jc bid;
year, 2727Kc asked; May, 29K29Kc asked.
Oats lower: Ho. 2 mixed cash, 17c bid, 17Jo
asked; November, 18Kc; May, 2121Mo bid;
January, 20c asked. Rye No. 2, S8K0 bid.
Barley dull; Wisconsin, 66Kc Flaxseed
steady at SI 25. Provisions very firm, out
Milwaukee Flonr "pasier. Wheat steady;
cash, 74c; December, 75c, No. 1 Northern,
81Kc. Corn dull; No. 3, SOJic Oata firmer;
No. 2 white, 2121c Rye quiet; No. L
43c Barley easy: No2, ana October, 62Mc
Provisions steady. Pork, $11 00. Lard, $6 20.
Cheese steady: Cheddars, 99Kc.
Baltimore Provisions strong. Bntter
quiet; western packed, 1013c: creamery, 23
2oc Eggs dnll; nearby, 2122e; western, 21c
Coffee nomlnaU Rio cargoes, fair, 19Xc
Toledo Cloverseed active and lower: cash
and October, $3 50; November, $3 47Ki Decem
ber. S3 65; January, S3 60.
movements of Specie.
New York, October 19. The exports of
specie from the port of New York last week
amounted to 8487,855, of which $32,830 was
In gold and $455,025 silver. Of the total exports
$17,000 in gold and 8454,650 silver went to Europe
ana $15,830 gold and $375 silver to South Amer
ica. The Imports of specie for the week
amounted to $34,234, of which $26,299 was In
gold and $7,965 in silver.
New York. October 19. Being Saturday,
business in drygoods was accordingly restricted,
especially as regards transactions on the spot,
though there was no change in the character of
demand, which continues fair for spot goods
and buoyant tor new fabrics for next season.
Staple ginghams are also selling freely and are
likely to be advanced in price Print cloths are
again going upward. The whole cotton goods
is gaining in tone.
New York Pie iron strong. Copper neg
lected; lake, nominal. Lead easier: domestic,
18 85; Straits, $80 06.
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FEATURES W TEADE.
Iowa Produce Sealers Seeking an
Outlet for Potatoes.
UNPRECEDENTED HELD OP OATS.
The Upward Movement of Dairy Products
Comes to a Stand.
CEEEAL SUPPLIES AB0TE DEMAND
orriCE op Pittsburg dispatch,
Saturday. Octdber 19. 18S9. J
A member of the firm ot Lattig Brothers,
Anita, Cass county, Towa, has been in the
city a dajr or two,trying to make arrange
ments for' the disposal of the over-supply of
potatoes. Mr. Lattig reports as follows con
cerning the crop situation In Central Iowa:
"The potato crop is a full average In vol
ume, and the quality is very fine. Farmers
are glad to sell their product in Anita at 15
cents a bushel by the wagon load, and take
a goodly portion of proceeds in store goods.
The corn crop is a good average and prices
range from 1520c a bushel. Oats were
never more abundant The section between
Des Moines and Council Bluffs yielded from
40 to 60 bushels to the acre of oats, and
prices arel215c a bushel, and slow at that
It hardly pays the farmer to prodnce oats in
such a season as we have hadt
A Poor Wheat Country. .-
"Ours is not a good wheat country, and,
this season's yield is below the average,
seldom reaching five bushels to the acre.
Apples are about the only reliable fruit
raised in onr section, and this has been a
splendid year for the crop. The finest
apples ever grown, are sold from wagons In
Anita at 3540c per bushel.
"The potato surplus, and how to dispose
of it, is one of the problems which is per
plexing the farmers of our region. Last
seasonrwe fonnd a good outlet for the orop in
Kansas and Nebraska, where there was a great
scarcity on account of drought. In some sec
tions of those States, Irish potatoes were sold
last spring at SI a bnohel. This year our
Western neighbors have a full crop, and we
are obliged to turn to Eastern markets to dis
pose of our stnff."
Breaking All Records.
It was gathered from this Interview that the
yield of potatoes in the West breaks all pre
vious records, and that. In many sections, farm
ers are feeding them to their cattle and hogs
rather than take the low prices which are
offered at village stores. Another Cass county
producer was visiting our Liberty street com
mission men to-day, with a view to placing 15,
000 bushels of potatoes of bis own raising. A
few weeks ago tbe fear was expressed freely by
dealers here that we would be compelled to
draw on Ireland before winter, as was the case
two years ago. The fear of a potato famine has
melted away since the great West is beard
Dairy Prodncta. '
The feature of theweek as to dairy products
has been the arrest of tbe upward movement
which has been going on for a month past.
Creamery butter is from lcto2o lower than
it was last Saturday.
Cheese has come to a standstill, and prices
are likely to remain as they are for the balance
of the month. With weakening markets stuff
does not move out so freely as for several
Poultry and eggs lose nothing of their firm
ness, and through Pittsburg's natural territory
are reported unusually scarce this season.
In fruit lines grapes are now at the front.
Supply is large, quality fine and demand good.
The supply of lata comes chiefly from Cen
Large Reeeipta of Cereal.
By reference to our domestic market Column
it will be seen that the receipts of grain and hay
have been unusually large this week, and
would have been still larger bnt for tbe diffi
culty of securing transportation. Oats are tbe
weak factor of markets, and are lower than
they were a week ago. Advices from all
sections of the Northwest are' that the oats
crop this season is unprecedented in volume
and quality, and the truth of this is attested by
the liberal supplies coming to market. Hay,
too, shows weakening tendencies. Corn alone
continues firm. The flour situation is practi
cally unchanged, but markets are quiet.
Not Qnlte So Cheap.
The view, as given in this column a short
time ago, that tbe best spring patent flour in
wood ccld be laid down in Pittsburg for less
than S5, Is denied by another leading flour Job
ber, who says that at the,dat of this statement
S5 15 was the lowest possible lay-down price in
carload lots. The difference of view, no doubt
springs from the divergence of opinion as to
what constituted the best brand, of flour. It
should always be kept in mind that the prices
given in our quotations are for carload lots on
The grocery feature of tbe week has been the
frequent drops in sugar,' and now at tbe close
of the week markets rule quiet, notwithstand
ing the decline.
A HIYE OP INDUSXEI.
Lively Times ot the New Town of Wllmerd
tng Bnilneai Matter Generally.
Things are lively out at the new town of
Wilmerding. It has lately been christ
ened East Pittsburg. Lots are selling rap
idly at the rate of 545 a front foot Build
ings are going up as if by magic. The
place will Boon be large enough for a bor
ough, if not for a city of the second class.
Its rapid growth is casting a shadow over
Braddocfc, which has heretofore depended
largely upon that territory for support
The cause of this sudden rise of a town,
almost unexampled In Western Pennsylva
nia, is to be found in the statement of a
gentleman who enjoys the confidence of Mr.
George Westinghouse. He said Saturday
evening: "Within two years all the West
ingbonse Interests will be centered at Wilmer
ding, or East Pittsburg, as it is now called.
This will make it one of the greatest manufac
turing centers in the country greater, even,
Business last week about held its own in vol
ume and distribution, without material chango
in values of staple products. Money was strin
gent in the East, where it was subjected to ma
nipulation by the loan crowd, but it was easy
here at &6 on call and 67 on time. There Is
an ample supply in the country for commercial
purposes, it is omy tne speculative inierestwat
feels the nlnch. There was an easier feeling in
the iron trade, but general conditions were un
changed, ine leature 01 cniei interest in local
securities was a shrinkage in natural gas
shares, led by the Bridge-water and Philadel
phia companies. Both showed some recovery
at the close. Real estate was active, with a
large number of sales, some of them involving
large amounts of money. The outlook is
for an active market the rest of the
season. The development of tbe Ar
bnckle well was the only event of much
consequence In tbe petroleum market. Trading
on 'Change was light, and prices adhered very
closely to the dollar line. Clearing House -figures
continue to show large gains over last year
in all branches of legitimate trade.
The lateness of the season is hurrying up tbe
builders. Business was good last week. Sixty
two permits were taken out. Involving 5170,225.
An unusually small number of large houses
appear in the list but this is not to be re
gretted, since there is greater need of small
ones. The most important is the Central
Traction Company's bnilding on Wylie avenue,
whieh will cost S57.00U. E. 21. Hill was author
ized to put up two brick two-story dwelhngs on
Margaretta street. uvj hhivubi, iiiiasiu;).
S. Rauwolf will erect a three-story brick on
Penn a-venue. lie thinks it will cost him,
410,000. Last but not quite least, L R. Mellon
secured permission to erect two brick two
story dwellings on Rippey street, at an expense
or 812,000. No one was enterprising enough to
undertake a block. Capitalists must be edu
cated up to that point. umi
Considerable business was transacted at the
Stock Exchange Saturday for a short day,
and tbe feeling was more buoyant than usual,
indicating that tbe brokers are seriously think
ing of getting down to work. They had better,
for autumn is slipping away, and the year will
soon be a memory. The sales were 688 shares.
Almost tbe entire list was firm and fraction
ally higher. Central Traction was the weakest,
spot selling down to 31K- It closed freely,
ottered at that figure. This is bard to under
stand. The road is making rapid progress, and
will be ready for tbe holiday travel. No more
assessments will be required to complete it. It
passes tbrougn tbe best portions of tbe city,
and taps a country district that is rapidly
settling up. It will undoubtedly have a large
patronage. This should insure good dividends,
in addition to running expenses, interest, etc
Philadelphia gas was fractionally higher and j
firm, bids being below the views of
holders, there were no- transactions. There
were a few o&ice sales at slight concessions
from Exchange quotations. The other natural
gassers were steady, with no particular change.
Electric was firm and featureless, waiting tor
something to turn up. Friends ot tbe company
think it will come out triumphant from its
legal entanglements. Bank and insuranco
stocks were firm and inactive, with some ad
vances and no declines.
The total sales ot stocks at N ew r orfc yeiter
day were 92,685 shares; Including Atchison,
7,000; Delaware, Lackawanna-and Western,
3,931; Erie, l,6Wr Missouri Pacific, 5,451: North
ern Pacific preferred, 9,900; Reading, 1,100;
Erie and W. P., 2,860; St Paul, 1LS80; Union
The roliowine table snows tne prices oracttre
stockson the Mew York Stock Excnange yester
day. Corrected dally for Tin dispatch by
WnrnrET & Stephenson, oldest Mtuburtr mem
bers of .New X ore Htocx Excnange, 67 ironrth ave
Am. Cotton On, ,
Atcn., Top. 577,
Canada tioaUiern ...
Central orKeir Jener.l2i
Cheupeake & Ohio..- zsu
C Bnr. A QaU,cT.....1014
C, Mil. i St. iaul.... tt'i
C Mll.&8t.P.. pr.... 112)4
a, kocxl stir a
C st. l. & ruts
12Jtf . 122)$
U., BI. Jj. X 1JIIS. PI.. . .
C. St P..M.SU.. 33
C.S "Tortnwestern ill,
C.& flortnwestern. nf.
C, C, C. & 1 75
C,C,U. A I., pf
Col. Coat & iron 31Sf
Col. A Boctlnjt Val
Dei.. L. A W. 142J(
Del. & Undson 150ft
Denver ft Bio O
E.T.. Va. 4Ga 10)4
E. T..Va. ftUa.lst pf. ...
K. T Va. A Oa. 2d or. 21H
Illinois Central...... .. ....
Lake Enn A Western
Lake Erie West. Dr.. est
Lake Shore &M. S 105M
Mo.. Kan. ft Texas
Missouri faelfle 73X
Mew xork Central 106K
M. X L. Z. ft (V 29M
H. X.. C ft St. U 16
ti. i a ft st. l. or.
S.X.. C BL,.-2d cf ....
n.x&n. ss 0
X. Y O. ft W ....
.Norfolk ft Western
.Norfolk Western.pt. 6SV
.Morthera Paeine SIX
Mortnern xaeine ore. 73J
Oregon improvement. .. .
Oregon Transcon. 33h
Pacific Mall ....
Peo. Dec. ft Kvans..... 19
Phlladel. ft Heading . 41
Fnllman Palace Car...l&5
fitchmona ft W. P. T.. 23
Klchmond ft W.P.T.nf SOS
St. P., Minn, ft Man.. 115
St. L. ft San fran , ....
St L. ft San Jrran pf.. teii
St.L. ft San V. 1st pf,
Texas Pacific 1S3(
Union Pacific MM
Wabash preferred 11
Western Union tlH
Wheeling ft L. JE.
bnirar Tmst 73
National Lead Trust.. 23tf
Chicago Gas Trnst.... ss3
TJ. S. 43,IT(r 127
U.S. 4s. coup 127
U. S. 4s, re 103!
D. S. 4)is, coup.... 105)
Mutual Union 6s. ...108
Jf. J. V. Int Cert...U2X
Northern Pac lst..ll4!k
Northw't'n consols. 145
Missouri s 101X
Oreiton ft Trans. Ss.lOSK
St L.4I.M. Oen.M ftl
lenn. new set. es... uu
Tenn. new set. 5s. ...101
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 74
Canada So. 2ds...... 98
Oen. Pacificists 104
St L. 8. V. Gen. M. 120
St. Paul consols ...,126V
StPl. Uht ft Pe.lsta.117
Tx., PcL. G.Tr B.K
Den. ft it O., 1SU...1HH
uen. sa.u. fs...... jsjft
Erie, Ids 101
M.K. &T. Gen. 6a., 63
union z-ac. iiu...H3
West Shore Jfl6
L1YE STOCK MAEKETS.
The Condition of Business at the East LIB ert7
Office or Prnsnu na Dispatch. 1
BATUBDAT, October 18. 1889. J
CATTXE Beceipts,410 head; shipments,
480 head; market, nothing doing; all through
consignments; 10 cars of cattle'shipped to New
Hogs Receipts, 3,300 head: shipments. 3,800
head; market slow; heavy and medium Phila
delphia, i 504 60: best Yorkers, 451 50;
common Yorkers, Si 3581 40; 8 cars of hogs
shipped to New York towiay.
Sheep Receipts, 2017 head; shipments, L200
head; market closing dull and prospects lower;
prime. 6004 70: fair to (rood, H 0084 25;
common, 2 003 00; lambs, (4 066 75.
Kansas Crrr-Cattle Receipts, 3.680 head:
shipments, 2,018 bead: market weak and lo
lower on native steers: Texas strong; native
beeves, t8 2S4 40: cows, fl 5002 SO: stackers
and feeders, 822503 00: Texas, U 390280. Hoes
Receipts. 6,108 head; shipments, L442 head;
market steady and 5c higher; good to choice
light, U 00i 20; heavy and mixed, S8 900
4 05. Sheep Receipts, 10,444 bead; shipments,
975 head; market steady and active; good to
choice muttons, S3 5004 80; stackers and feed
ers, tt 003 60.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 300 head: ship
ment, none; market steady; choice to ex
tra beeves, U 6004 90; steers, $8 0004 26;
BwcKers sou iceaers. 91 vu&'d vui cows, onus
and mixed, SI 102 65; Texas cattle, SI 500
2 85; Western rangers, S2 6004 00. Hogs
Receipts, 17,000 head; shipments, 6,000 head;
market steady to strong; mixed. U 090
440; heavy, S3 854 25; light, S3 954 40; skips,
53 254 00. Sheep Receipts, 1.600 bead; ship
ments, none: market firm; natives. SB 0006 00;
Western. S3 5004 15; Texans, S3 2504 20; lambs,
ST. Louis-Cattle 'Receipts. 100 head; ship
meats .none; market strong; choice heavy
native steers, S4 S04 80; fair to good, da, S3 40,
4 25; stackers and feeders, fl 7004 60. Hogs
Receipts, 1,600 head: shipments none, market
lower: fair to choice heavy, S3 8004 10; paok
mg grades,S3 7004 30; light fair to best, S4 90
0525. Sheep Receipts, 600 head; shipments
none; market strong; fair.to choice, SB 2004 6U
Buffalo Cattle unchanged: receipts, 139
loads through: 24 sale. Hogs dnll and lower;
receipts, a toaas wrougn: u saie; medium
and heavy. S4 25 4 40; mixed, U 4U04 45; corn
Yorkers, S4 4004 45; pigs, 0004 30.
BIGGEST BRIDGE IN THE WOULD.
Description of the Great Structure Over
the Forth River.
The Forth bridge, the greatest engineer
ing triumph of the world, is now almost
completed. Very little now remains to he
done before the vast structure will be
opened for railway traffic, and In a few
weeks the gangs of mechanics and laborers
employed neon it will have departed.
The whole viaduct, exclusive of a few
lower stone arches at either end, consists of
three portions, the south approach viaduct,
tbe cantilever bridge and the north ap
proach viaduct. The principal dimensions
iave frequently been given, but they
may here De Dnenv repeated. The total
-length from bank to bank is 8,091 feet, or
inlly one' and one-half miles. Including
the masonry arches, which are situated on
the sloping banks of the Firth, the length
is 8,296 feet. The approach viaducts do not
present much of a startling nature
beyond their great height. The south
viaduct rests on ten great masonry
piers of gray granite. These have
their foundations on the low-lying land and
in tbe bed of tbe shallow water of the Firth.
The tenth takes the viaduct out 1779 feet,
and is situated within 680 feet of where, tbe
deep water channel begins. These piers
carry a ponderous steel lattice trirder bridge,
the stretch from pier to pier being 168 feet.
Tbe rail level is 1S9 feet above high water,
and this is just tbe height suitable for the
elevation of tbe land to the north and south
on which the approach railways to the
bridge are laid. The girders rest on sliding
bed-plates, and between each of them
space of six inches is left for expansion.
The greatest expansion yet observed, in the
heat of a summer day, is only two inches.
Dr. Flint's Remedy should be taken when
ever there Is felt pain or soreness in the back,
or uneasiness In the extremities, increased by
motion, as these are tbe premonitarysymptoras
of spinal congestion. Descriptive treatise with
each bottle; ot address Mack Drug Co N. Y.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, sbeciiedforCaatoria,
When she became Miss, she clnng to Castoria,
When she had Children,sbe gave them Castoria
Tfl weak HEN
manhood , etc I wlffwnTV Tato&Mo ewttal (KilB
eontaUaB; fan partieaUrs tor bom eon, nee or
IfRoVrrOWLW, MKh, CWMl.
. o'oW wnwnwk
Tito Great 3Etcrrnlxtatrfe
XK sgi 1JW
I AM of the opinion S. S. ashoaJdsteadatl
the head of the list of blood remedies. I ar-Tj
rived at this conclusion from the testimony of I
scores of persons who have told em of Mm
good results from its use. X have bees seBiag
S. S. S. for years, and it has wea a htrge MjVi
C. A. Gbottith, Mayflower, Artrj
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases magpttl
The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3, AMmsJ
Ga. ' aalxwx
EXTRACT OF BEEF.1
ARMOUR & CO., CHICAGO!
This is now conceded to be sfeo best la thai
market, as witnessed by the faetthatwahagaj
just secured the DIPLOMA. FOR XCjfLl
LENCB at the Pure FoodExposHeB,ews-l
ing neia in rniuuieipsia.
CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE
BUPERIOR IN QIALHT3!
Ana witn tne ongut appeassfc naver ec i
ly roasted beef.
I UMJU.UVJ.1 M UUliU UUXlI&tl
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a ix nnu ait smithfield street.
fraisact a General
Accounts solicited. Issae Ckeatar XAtiygA
u iivjTsujfc, iw use uj, uavuesa, aem
Available in all puts of the world. AIMS
For use in this country, Canada, Xexleei, "
Indies, South and Central Aiaerisa. ' '
-plDELTTY TITLE AND TBUST 0O..
J 121 and 13 Fourth are.
Capital 608.088. FattBatf. -iXB
INSURES TITLES TO BEAIJtWl
Acts in aU fiduciary capacities.. DeaftJtari
able investment securities. Kastt haaMifM
superior vault from 16 per aswm nawt.'g .
xteceives aeposits aau loans omt a-
gages and approved collaterals. t3C
JAMES J. DONNBLL. TWe FmcH.
u. n. mo v ai, jsee-y aa '-Meat
JOHNFLOCKER & Odafj
xAsui-Acnrsoras w -firL
Flockers Lubricating Ketnp Pa
FOB EAILKOAD TJBB.
Clothes Lines. Twines, fcH Cord, Ftasi
rihtlt. Tina. -kTL-l.. T &!., -.. J
Boper Tarred Lath Yarnpoa Tan, ssavy
WORKS East screes, AHec&mr c
OFFICE AND SALKROOM-W
ttaDorg. Telepnone jo. 187Q.
TTTTH1TNEY 4 STEPHENS!,
Z FOURTH AVmtTUB.
Turn tnTDltfsriUu ISMaak "- --
M organ 4 Co New York. Pass!
JOHN M. OAKLEY L
Stocks. Beads, Grata, Pettnlaaw, .
Private wire to New York as
45 SIXTH ST., PWtobsrj.
814 PENN ATENUK, PITTOS
As old residents knew aed basic was I
burg papers prove, is the oldest eats
and most prominent physician in tSMl I
voting special attention to au caress
rromrwpon-iu.iLLL IIIU H I
MrDVnileand sseatal disaaMS
I decay, narvoas
, ambition and hoye. iaapalwa 1
disordered sight, self dtotras '
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimpMR,
poverished blood, failing powers.)
nesa, dyspepsia, consnpoen.
blotches, falling hair, bones, TMj
sweuiBas. Ulcerations ot wu
ulcers, old sores, are enrsd fori
poisons thoroughly eradicated frasa tsV
tarrnai QMenarges, bmhisswwi i
pain ml symptoms receive seAtehteg
prompt reiiei aaa reu euros.
T)r Whittier's llfe-kK. e
ence, insures scientific and rettaMaj
oa common sonso principles, wium
Patients at a distance as eartnfcdtr 1
here, umee ooars s a. jc. sa s r. i
10A.Jt.tolP.X- only. pi. WJ
Penn avenue, pmsDurg, .
GRAY'S SPECIFIC M
LOSS Of MCI
seat free. Te ftn
lint of i
Bg THE SKAT XEIHCINK CO,
Sold in Pittatmrg by a. 9. HOLM
DSBtsaaeia anu idoerty -
SPECIALISTS' la aJt
qnlrlBg loteuUBc aasl
siSBb. ual treatoMOttDr.lR.jp
flliJVPm M- R. C. P. S is Am
HiMr the city. CtensaWaitem i
" ,W strictly nnnHsimiM.
hours to 4 and 7 to if. x.; SfrnHau
jtConsult them perseaauy, or witta, .
LAKE, aas penn ars rnwm, ra.
loosed of Cotton Boot. 1
'old nhvsiottav M mm
mmnKtHiu Safe. BMStMt.
sealed. Ladies, ask yoar
or ISMiOMSStSUB&Mar I
s . 1,111 Bin
tag A '
niang tne person lor ssnsfaiHsssf
riage, permanently, safeiy aaa NtnWr
BLftOD AND SKINSSTc-
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