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Jules. Simon, Member of the French Academy,
There are two sorts of professors in tbe
university, especially in tbe resident staff of
f tbe University at Pans: the professors
L whose ambition it is to cense being proles.
sors, and while they are snch, to be profes
sors as little as possible; and those who are
proud of and delighted with their functions,
and whose horizon is bounded by their
classroom. I might go on to say that the
second sort are blockheads and the first
fools; bnt yon will immediately want to
know to which category I belonged. Take
it that I wag a fool, and let is say no more
abont it! It was not so with-M. Tan pin.
; Among ourselves we used to call him M.
Tanpin, and even those who thee'd and
i thouM-him did not address him otherwise
How do you do. M. Taupin? He would
always answer: Very well, because he en
joyea robust health, and an optimism even
more robust than his health. I fancy he
woflTd have thought himself well if he had
had fever or neuralgia; buthe never had the
most trifling indisposition. He was plump,
, i fresh and ruddy, always smiling, always
lively Happiness in person was M. Tau-
pinl Ana yet he did his five hours' class
teaching a day at tbe Stanislas College. It
;- -was the fiith form where they pound away
steadily at Cornelius Nepos, which you find
bo deadly dull. For that he was paid 166
i ratios 60 centimes a month. That was the
outcome o his three years spent at the Nor
mal School, and of his decree of Agregede
grammaire. I was then M. Cousin's assist-
unt at the Sorbonne. He deeply pitied me
" lor only having flitted through the career of
scholastic instruction. "Secondary instruc-
tion," he said, pursing his cheeks, "Is the
best of all instruction," and so forth. He
was my best friend.
Every day we went long walks together
after dinner at Flicotenux's for our 70 cen
' times a head. He used to tell me the great
events of his life. Tbe composition en ver
sion had leit something to be desired; but
xhe composition en theme of April 15 was,
perhaps, the bisgest thing of the year. That
young Guibouret was a fellow of great prom
ise. Tnere was an admirable touch of Latin
ity in his style! "The fellow has some
phrases," he would say, "which make me
It befeHthat, one whole week long, my
friend Taupin seemed to be quite changed.
He was absent-minded; wandered; hardly so
much as mentioned his pupil Guibouret and
his pupil's rival Taberiau. One day he
gave me notice that he would be unable to
dine with me on the morrow, having an
invitation from the family of one of his
pupils. Here was a novelty! I asked for
names, but he got out of it by circumlocu
tion. I cracked a joke or two which were
coldly received. "What is the matter with
him, then?" thought X. During my walk
for the first time a solitary one I never
ceased meditating on this event. On the
, morrow of the great day he turned up at
Flicoteanx's, in a pair ot 29-sou -gloves, a
clean shirt and well-blacked boots. He
saw that I contemplated him in astonish
ment. "All right," he said to me. blushing to
the ears, "I will tell you all about it as we
walk alone" During all dinner time he
never said a word,-and I, too, was speech
less. "He is going to get married," I thought
"But how on earth did it come about?" 1
couldn't imagine H. Taupn addressing a
word to a woman who was not the mother of
But pupils have sisters as well as mothers.
He agg-bt Guibouret. Oh! out of "sheer
friendliness, for Madame Guibouret hardly
managed to make both ends meet, with her
two children, outof the little pension allowed
to her oat of the funds of the Church of
- Saint Suipice. where her husband had been
chapel master. The two women were pro
foundly grateful to him. Ultimately they
fot attached to him, because it was impossi
le not to lore that good soul when you saw
him at close quarters. He bad no relations.
He had never known his mother. His
father had died while be held the scholar
shi at the Stanislas College, for he was a
child of tbe house , where his whole life had
been spent. When he entered the Normal
School, it was at the Stanislas College that
lie spent his leave days, taking bis meals
with the ushers, and accompanying them in
the school walks. After he cot his fellow
ship he had been ofiered a fifth form at
Kbuen, but be had preferred to enter the
Stanislas College as an elementary master.
Gradually he bad reached his post'of filth
form pro essor, which he held to be his mar
shal's baton. The idea ot entering one of
the lycees had never struck him; such a pro
- motion would have doubled his salary: but
to leave Stanislas was, for him, to leave tbe
paternal roof. The porter, the classroom
servant were his lriends, the director was a
sort of father to him. Big and little among
the scholars ran after him in the street to
greet M. Tanpin, and to get a hand-shake or
a lriendly pat on the cheek, according to
tbeir age. All he wanted was a home.
I will take my oath that Mademoiselle
Guibouret made some advances, for be was
quite incapable ot so much as looking at her
before obtaining permission. Once at lib
erty he became, I have no doubt, as full of
chatter as a magpie. He kept Mademoiselle
Guibouret posted up in every incident of
the classroom. She was a very good mu-
sician, being the daughter of a chapel mas
ter; and a surprising thing in a Normalian
and grammarian he bad a gennine talent
for the violoncello. I -suppose they played
duets, and the result was that they got mar
ried. He was a, brave fellow, was my friend.
Taupin. He found himself at a bound at
the head of a family, and of a needv familr.
too. His 166 francs wonld have all their
work cut out to satisfy so many wants. To
be sure, Charles Guibouret was very strong
. in composition; but he was still only in the
fifth form. Prom that to becoming, in his
turn, fifth-form professor at the Stanislas
4 College was a far cry. The two sweethearts
made np their minds that Leon should try
and give Latin lessons, and Leonie piano or
singing lessons. They saw tbe future
t through such rose-colored spectacles that
they talked of indulging in a wedding trip.
Mamma made all kinds of objections.
They were going to make a foolish start!
Fancy M. Taupin asking for leave! They
'bad an answer lor everything. It should
only be a short trip, the leave should only
slast three days. They would put up at tbe
'smallest inn. This should be their first and
last freak. Briefly, it was decided that they
" should spend three days at Houen. I leave
you to imagine what a pleasant journey it
was. They had never bad so long a tete-a-tete.
Neither of tbem had ever traveled so
far before. They discovered the beauties of
nature on both sides at once.
It was night when they arrived. They
were guided by a little Normand who took
them to a little inn through a labyrinth of
They bad made a hearty breakfast at
Paris to save the expense of dinner. It
was only 8 o'clock. To begin with, tbey
thought they would go and have a look at
the town. They were advised to make for
the Qnai Boieldien, apd to return past tbe
tPalaia de Justice, which looks fairy-like at
"We must make ourselves a bit tidy,"
said Leonie. She, took what was necessary
from their bag, and passing it to Leon, said:
, VShave yourself as quickly as you can
ijnanage it I ean't bear that rough chin of
yours." He began Jo hunt for his razors,
v and finally came to the conclusion that he
had,forgottnlhem. Toucan imagine how
foolish t looked.
"Go and get shaved, and be quics:."
r'-Bnt you'll be alone here.
'3T ever mind!" , ? ;
"But there's'no lock tortne door."
"5Je se your fanfei J. .-win push it
mm-' - r-' he. . -1. i
f through the hasp and 1 shall be all right-
But mind you mate naste.
He went out, asking below for the nearest
They had a good laugh at this Parisian,
who wanted to get shaved at 8 o'clock at
night, aud on a Thursday, too. Still, they
gave him the address he asked for. "Turn
to the right, then to the right again, then to
the left It's one of the first houses on the
right-hand side." This was not too explicit,
but he said to himself : "I shall see the sign
board all right"
The signboard ? If there is no signboard
there will be sure to be a brass plate at the
end of a pole, the helmet of Mambrmo.
The distance .was longer than he had ex
pected, but at length he caught sight of a
brass plate swaying in the wind and creak
ing on its hook. He reaches the shop; it is
closed. He knocks; no answer. He keeps
on knocking. A sergeant de ville comes up.
"What are you up to there?"
"You can see for yourself. I want to get
in and be shaved."
"xou can't get in, and you won't be
shaved. Be off to bed."
"Come, now "
"Don't resist Ton are a suspicious per
son, young man; and if you continue to
make a row I shall have to arrest you."
M. Taupin, seeing there was no help for
it, politely took off his hat and explained
his situation and his wants to the sergeant
de ville. He touched his heart
"Sir," said the representative of author
ity, "these cheap barbers only shave o'
mornings. I will take you to a hair
dresser's." This he did. Never had our
friend found himself attended to in such a
delicate luxury. He paid without too deep
a sigh the 20 sous asked for, and started off
at a trot to return to bis dear Leonie. He
was running along, divided between the
hope of a kiss which was to greet him and
the fear of the reproaches that were to be
expected atter his long absence, when he
pulled np short from the doubt entering bis
mind: "Am I going the right way?"
He looked round. He was in a little
street, dimly lit by two lamps a long way
from one another, which cast an intermittent
light through the rain: Neither shops, nor
passers-by. He suddenly had the feeling of
being lost in a labyrinth. The first thing to
do was to get out of the gloom. He retraced
his steps, persuaded that he would promptly
bit once more upon the brightly-lit square
he bad just left; but he soon saw that he
had lost his way. In. the distance he heard
a halt-hour strike; then, after what seemed
a century, three-qnarttrs.
"It is close on 9 o'clock. What is she
doing? what will she think?"
In an instant the whole horror of the situa
tion dawned upon him. How could a man
find his way back to an inn -of which he
didn't know the name, an inn of the poorest
kind, in a town like Bouen, an inn situated
in a street, or rather in a lane, of which he
knew neither the name nor the neighbor
hood? To be sure, be knew well enough
thatmatters could be made all right next
day by the aid of the police; be was not in a
wood. But till next day was an eternity!
To condemn that dear child to so much
anxiety for so long, in such a state of isola
tion, on ber very wedding day, was enongh
to make a maq mad! As he continued to
run, he felt his head giving wav.
At length he hears steps in these deserted
alleys; he gets a glimpse of a passer-by. At
all hazards he follows him. "Sir," he
shouts, with the whole force of his lungs,
"suvLhave lost jny way. For goodness'
sake, help me to find it again. Sir! Sir!"
The man took long strides, as though trying
to escape from a drunkard or a malefactor.
"I can t do better than followhim," thought
Tanpin. "I shall be sure then not to be -going
in a circle." His reasoning proved to
be just In another minute he passed from
profound darkness to brilliant light. He
was in front of the vestibule of 'the Grand
Theater. Men! Men at last!
He felt a momentary joy which was soon
dashed by a poignant thought He knew
neither the name of the street in which
his inn was, nor the name of the inn.
He had gone out with the indifference
of a man who has only 0 paces to
walk. That yon cau lose yourself at night
in a big city, he had not so much as sus
pected. Perhaps the innkeeper gave him
his address when he picked him up at the
station 1 He feverishly turns his pockets in
side out Nothing. A tiny purse contain
ing 40 francs (he had 80, but as a wise pre
caution against thieves he had given half to
Leonie); the memorandum book used for
his class notes; a Guide Joanne; Le Petit
Journal. That was all.
What was to be done? He looks at the
people passing in front of him, endeavoring
to find the face of some good, kind man, the
sort of man capable of giving good advice.
He goes up to several, and stops when ontbe
point of spraking, owinj to some gesture or
look which seems to him ill-omened. At
last, summoning up all his courage:
"Sir." he says to a pleasant-looking old
man. But the plasant-looking old man J
irowns, and disaaintuiiy throws him a two
"I'm not asking for alms, sir! I am not
a beggar! 1 am a professor"
Labor wasted; the stranger, maybe a bit
shame faced at"his mistake, hurriedlymakes
Tanpin, whose bead is completely turned,
aud who is out of breath alter his wild jour
ney, sits down on a bendh and becomes lost
in thought To find his inn without know
ing its name is impossible. How discover
tbe name? There had been five or six
omnibuses in the station yard and five or six
touts at most These touts are doubtless al
ways the same.. If he only knev tbe name
of the five or six inns which include his own,
that would be much; nav, everything. He
would take a commissionaire and have
himself conducted from door to door until
be had succeeded; he would load the com
missionaire with gpld. It's no longer any
question of economy. Leonie's anxiety
must not be prolonged, and she must not
pass her wedding night in fear and solitude.
He feels soothed now that his course is
determined on, and that he thinks himself
sure of success. He asks himself if be was
not mad just now. Too can't lose yourself
in a town like Bouen. There are police
who know all the inns. The first step is to
seek the police. There, sure enough, is a
sergeant de ville on his beat in front of the
theater. He politely takes off his bat:
"Sir," he says But he stops short as he
recognizes the sergeant who took him to the
hair dresser's. Life is full of these strange
meetings! The sergeant, too, recognizes
"You again?" he says in no very benevo
"Yes, it's I, and you can do me a great
service." He begins to blurt out bis story;
but he notices two things, as be tells it:
first, that it sounds shockingly improbable,
and nert that he tells it wretchedly. He
stammers, gets confused, becomes incompre
hensible. "I seem like a drunken man,"
he says at length, at the very moment when
the sergeant arrives, on bis side, at the same
"You can finish your explanation at the
police station," says the sergeant, taking
bold of his collar.
At the police station! Like a malefactor
or a vagabond! At the police station, a
Erofessor of Stanislas College! The sergeant
egins to lug him along.
The little man struggles. "You have no
rieht to arrest me," he says. "I have com
mitted no offense.- I am not begging. I
am a .member of an honorable profession, as
I can prove. I have money in my pocket.
My sole misfortune is that I can't find tbe
inn at which I had put up. Ydu ought to
help me to findit, if you fulfilled yourduty,
instead of insulting me."
It seems he was eloquent, from what he
afterward told me. The sergeant was shaken.
The few bystanders who bad crowded round
began to suggest: .f'TaJce Him to M.
rate bjaa to xl uauptin,
"Yes," U said, "tikeme to M. Dauphin."
"But Who is it?" he said to himself. "It
can only be the Commissary."
He was takenTeforethis functionary, who
proved in effect to be the Commissary on
duty at the Grand? Theater. Taupin, who
had restored order to bis idess, addressed
him steadily and clearly. He saw he was
listened to; he thought success was sure.
"Monsiear," said the Commissary, after
having let him speak as much as he wanted,
and after examining tbe money and the note
book he had in bis pocket "I believe you
" At this poor Taupin couldn't help
shaking him warmly by the hand. "I be
lieve you, but your case is none the less dif
ficult to unravel. It will be -a matter of
four-and-twenty hours," he added, seeing
Taupin anxious. "To-morrow, by the aid of
the police notes, -we shall infallibly find
Madame Taupin. For this evening the best
thing you can do "
At this moment be was interrspted by a
loud noise in the corridor. The door was
hurriedly opened, and several people all
cried at once: "M. le Commissaire! M.
Dauphin! M. le Commissaire! The man
ager wants you."
"Wait for me here." said M. Dauphin,
L and hurried out His absence lasted only a
few seconds. He returned almost immedi
ately, and considerably put out "Here's a
vexations 'business; one of the musicians
has a solo in the fourth act and can't play
it! We shall have to parley with the Bouen
public, which is no very indulgent one.
Here's my address; come and see me to-morrow
morning, and everything shall be ar
ranged." "I thought all was again lost," said
Taupin to me, as he told me the story of his
wedding Journey, "when I was struck by a
" A musician? What musician?' I
said, 'what instrument?'
" 'The violoncello.
" 'M. le Commissaire,' I then said, re
straining my emotion, 'I am myself, I ven
ture to say, a violoncellist of some small
value. It was I who accompanied Mad
emoiselle Msrimon at the last concert in aid
of tbe poor of the Fifth Arrondissement
If I can be of service to the treasury ' "
They did not leave him time to finish.
The Commissary took him by the arm and
dragged him at a trot into the manager's
sanctum. The violoncello was brought
Taupin surpassed himself. At the end of a
iew bare tbe manager stopped him. "What's
"Nothing; but only let M. le Commis
saire do, this evening,' what he has prom
ised to do for me to-morrow evening, and I
am ready to play as long as you like, and
whatever you like."
'I don't bind myself to succeed," said M.
Dauphin, "but I give you my word to spare
no pains to bring the thing off to-night
To-morrow, success will be certain."
In the twinkling of an eye Taupin found
himself hurried along the corridors, under
neath the stage, and then installed as solo
ist at a higher music stand tnan tbe others.
The musicians surrounded him, proffered
him thanks and welcome. He was astound
ed to hear himself addressed by name; but
he had no time to think of that, for the three
knocks were sounded, and from that moment
he was given up, body and soul, to his score.
The solo passage was eagerly awaited. He
got through it with superb maestria, "I
thought of Leonie," he told me. He was
overwhelmed with applause. The violins
and bows rattled on the desks. The public
cried "bis!" with frenzy, and Taupin gave
"Ah! if you only would, M. Taupin,"
said the manager to him, holding out a
blank form of engagement But these words
brought back all his grief, recalling him
brusquely to the reality. "The three agents
I have despatched have discovered noth
ing," said M. Dauphin to him. "Try and
sleep to-night. Come to my office at 7 o'clock
to-morrow morning, before it opens. I will
be thero expressly on your account, and
will restore vou to the arms of Madam Tau
pin." He paid a stifi sum for leave to spend the
night in the servants' room at a big hotel.
Needless to say he couldn't sleep a wink.
At 6 o'clock "be was prowling round the
Commissary's office. As soon as M. Dauphin
arrived, he rushed toward him.
"A little -patience," said the worthy
Commissary. "My people are at the cen
tral office; wejriust wait till they have come
back." About 8 o'clock an agent arrived.
"Well?" said Taupin.
"You put up," said the Commissary, con
sulting bis notes, "at tbe inn of the Belle
Pomme Normande, in the Bue des Verder
ettes. It's a good way from here. Will you
take a cab?"
"I will go with you." They threaded a
labyrinth of streets that seemed intermin
able to my poor friend. On the road, the
Commissary called a newspaper man,
bought a copyof the Petit .Kouennais.hastily
ran it through, and passed it on to Taupin,
"I have no heart for reading newspapers."
"What a child you are! Aren't you go
ing to her? Bead that I tell you."
Tanpin threw a careless eye over the paper
and read on the first page these words in
startling tyne: M. Taupin an Grand Thea
tre de Bouen.
"What a scandal," he thought; and then:
"There are many Taupins In tbe world.
But how did they learn my name?"
"The director made the announcement
while you were on the way to the orchestra.
He even told them you were a Professor in
a big college at Paris, a thing I blame him
Taupin dropped his head with a downcast
air. "I am lost," be said; "I shall be dis
missed." They reached tbe door.of the Belle Pomme
Normande. "My wife? Where is my wife?"
"She has gone, Monsieur; and it was the
best thing she could do, so as not to see you
arrive in charge of the Commissary of Po
lice." But poor Taupin beard no more. Though
he had all the gentleness of a child, he was
seized for the only time in his life with a
terrible fit of anger.
"You don't mean to say my wife has left
me? What have you said to her? What
have you done to her?"
It was as much as they could do to calm
him down. The hostess on her side shouted
witli just as much vigor:
"Lett bis wife to go to the theater! On
his wedding dav! It was I who told her to
go; aud she didn't want any telling: and
there isn't a woman who wouldn't -back ber
And all the men backed her, too, as it
would seem; for all the morning customers
of the inn had rushed into the damp and
dirty courtyard, where, but for the presence
of the Commissary, they would have given
Taupin a warm reception.
M. Dauphin had great difficulty in re
storing calm. He succeeded at length in
making himself beard, while Taupin, beaten
down, collapsed on an old form, was strug
gling with the premonitory symptoms of a
tainting fit His explanations at first pro
voked laughter; then the woman of the inn
took pity on him, and the drinkers did as
she did. She went so far as to look upon
Taupin as a hero of romance. "Come,
come, all will be welll" When she knows
the real truth about it! Poor little woman!
Poor dear man!
Tanpin insisted upon taking the very
next train, despite the advice of the Com
missary and the hostess, who feared he
would never reach Paris. He started: what
a journey! He arrived: what an arrival!
He found his rooms in the state in which
they had been before his marriage. All the
little trifles which might have reminded
him of Leonie had disappeared. On Tan
pin's desk was a sealed letter containing
only these words:
"Adieu forever! Leohie."
It was naturally on me that devolved the
part of conciliator. It was as much as I
could do to gain admission at Madam Gui
bouret's. As I entered, I saw that for some
days they had all been bathed in tears.
"How," said I to Leonie, "could you
have been so cruel? How was it you did not
see that he was the victim of some acci
dent?" I learnt that after a night of cruel anxiety,
she bad set but in tbe morning with the
hostess to get the police to search for ber
husband; that on setting foot in. the street
she bad heard the newspaper men crying
xaupip ictse aaioHjjineiaiesi intelligence,
j Add that,"baying t)&Jetit BouenriaU, she
had read the story other husband' exploits
at the Grand Theater, the correctness of his
fingering, the alternate brilliance and pas
sion of his style "All that while I was
dying of fear and despair!"
In the end, however, I got myself listened
to, and, after long efforts, believed. Madam
Guibouret, was the first to come round;
Augusfe pleaded warmly for his master.
The young wife's heart spoke more loudly
still, with the npshot that I brought her
back in smiles and tears to No. 14, Ene
Madame, where M. Tanpin was waiting for
us, more dead than alive.
Then-joy was so great, and they found
themselves so fully recompensed for tbMr
trials, that M. Taupm has never since failed
when we are speaking of the past to tell me,
with a shake of tbe hand: "It was a short
time after that delightful wedding journey
He is now Principal of one of the first
lycees in Paris. You may be sure that
when be goes on a trip to Luchon or Biar
ritz in September with Leonie, he never
forgets to take a fine pair of razors. He has
got one of the professors at the school to
bring out an illustrated edition of Tom
Thumb. He recommends it io his pupils.
"Observe," he says, "the little fellow's
sense in dropping Stones on the road, so as
to be sure of finding his way back 1 Make
a point my children, of always knowing
your whereabouts." LeJFigaro Ittustre.
NEAEING THE END.
The I.at Daya of the Year Find Bnslnesi on
a Solid Bnalt, and Feaco and Plenty
Everywhere The Condition
Of the Oil Market, Etc.
Business has had a hard row to hoe for
several weeks all through, the Beason, in
fact; and to expect anything unusual of it
anything like a pyrotechnic display of
activity would be asking too much. Busi
ness has its metes and bounds, its possibili
ties and limitations, within which it must
move with the precision of inexorable law.
It is holding np bravely under peculiarly
trying circumstances. Constant rains and
bad roads, which are daily getting worse,
are more than sufficient to account for any
shrinkage that may have been experienced dur
ing tbe past and preceding weeks.
That business fs in a healthy state, that mer
chandise of all kinds is moving lreely. that the
products of the mills and factories continue to
find ready markets, that money is easy and well
distributed, that the people are courageous
ahd hopeful in the face of severe trials to their
faith and patience, shows that the business
fabric of the country, and of Pittsburg particu
larly, rests upon a solid superstructure, which
cannot be overturned by ordinary means. This
community has everything to be thankful for.
It is prosperous to a degree never known be
fore. To complain under such circumstances
wonld be the height of ingratitude to a wise
and merciful Providence, Which orders every
thing for tbe best
Saturday was a great day for figures at the
Stock Exchange. If brokers cauldn't buy or
sell, they could make offers and they did. The
Antim lint wan nrettv well covered, but tbe re
sult hardly paid for the trouble, as there was
not a single transaction.
Values were generally well sustained, and in
some cases higher," The most of the improve
ment was in bank and insurance stocks, but,
except in the case of Wheeling Gas, which de
clined to 20 bid. The changes Were not impor
tant or significant.
Bomething is" needed to break the dreary
monotony changes in conditions statements
to surprise investors oneway or another a
leader a plunger, to stir up things. Pittsburg
securities are the best on the market They
represent large and valuable Interests in which
every citizen is more or less interested. That
they are not in better demand is one of the
things which nobody can find out There are
strong indications of a revival of interest in
them at the beginning of the new year. New
deals will then be in order.
BUSINESS AT THE BANKS.
A Big Gain Over last Yenr, Notwlthitond.
ins Iho Weather.
Money was plenty Saturday, but held a little
closer in anticipation of a call for bank state
ments. Bates were unchanged at 67 per cent
Counter business was well up. Tbe exchanges
f nr thn wepk were nearlv a million and a half
greater than those for the corresponding weekt
last year, me Clearing nonse report snows
Batnrday's exchanges...., f 2,067,419 ZJ
Saturday's balances ifi3.7C8 9
Week's exchanges..,.-v..,i-.. 12.6M.T3S u
"tteet's balances ;. ......... 1,SJ9,5C1M
Dally averaee exchanges.. .i.. ....... 2,115,709 63
Exchange week of 1888 u,a.979S8
Gain over week of 1883 1,493,256 37
Money on call at New York Saturday easy;
no loans; closed offered at 3 per cent Prime
mercantile paper, 607K- Sterling exchange
quiet and steady at $4 80 for 60-day bills and
S4 84K for demand.
The weekly statement of tbe New York
banks, issued Saturday, shows the following
changes: Reserve. Increase, $1,927,600; loans,
decrease, $1,132,200 f specie, increase, $21,500;
legal tenders, increase. SU69,10O; deposit', de
crease, 52,987,000: circulation, decrease, f lal.SOU
The banks now hold $2,630,650 in excess of the
23 per cent rnle.
A BAD W1NDCP.
Scarcely a Grense Spot left of the Local
A number of solemn-visaged brokers
assembled at the Oil Exchange Saturday and
went through the regular routine of procedure,
opening and closing the market, but that was
about all they did. There was no business cut
out for tbem, and they couldn't make it. It
was a dull session, even for Saturday.
The market opened at 104, highest 10 low
est lOi, closing I04J showing a range ot only
one-fourth of a cent too narrow for even such
scalpers to work on profitably. There was no
pronounced feeling from first to last either
way. Lambs were conspicuously absent, and
the room traders were mercifully inclined to
each other. The market was dead.
A well-posted broker remarked: -'Production
is larger than the runs show, it it keens up
for three or four months at tbe present rate
oil will drop to 90 cents or lower. I do not at
tribute tbe depression in business to the Stand
ard, but to tbe lack of outside interest. So far
as 1 know the Standard has done nothing for
two or three months."
Friday's clearances were 186,000 barrels. For
the week tbey were 2,603,000 barrels about an
hour's work in the good old tunes.
Feature of the Market.
Corrected daily by John M. Oaxiey & Co., 43
Sixth street, members ot tbe Pittsburg Petro
lnnm xchan e.
IC4 Lowest "
.." . 78.829
Average charters .... 33,971
itenneo, .new xorx. j.ouc
Kenner, London. 6 J-16a. v
Refined, Antwerp, t!Ht. .
Kenned. Liverpool. 6 mm.
Kenned, Bremen, 7.20m.
A. B. McQrew quotes: Puts, $1 03; calls,
81 M1 05.
Closing Bond Quotation!.
tJ, 8. 4s,reg 12S
U. h. 4a. coun 127
M.K. AT.Gen.Bs 64
Mutual Union 6S....1W
V. J. V. Int. Cert.. .
Northern Pac. 2ds. .1113i
Xnrthw't'n consols. 143
U. 8. 4H. rec Vi
V. 8. 4ss. coup.... IIAH
Pacific 6s of '95. 115
Lonlslanas tamped 4s nii
Aiusonn es iiu
Tcnn. new set. 6s... 109
Tenn. new set. M....102
Tenn. new set. Ss.... UK
Canada SO. Ms 98
Cen. Pacificist 112
Den. Alt. ., lsti.. .118
Uen. &R.Q. 4s 7M
Erie, Mi 101
U.iL. &T.Gen. 6s.. 74
Oreiran It Trans. 6s.l02
St. 1,.& 8.1'. Gen.il. 117
bu Hani consols ....128
St.PL0ht& Pelf U. 118k
Tx. Pc.K.G.Tr.Kct 32Ji
union rac. uu "
West Shore 103
Atch. &TOP.,IstTi. 115JJ
A.&T. Land Or' 1 7s. 11 1J
Boston St Altiany..:2l6
Boston & Maine.. ...200
C B. &U....... 103
Clnn. Ban. A Cleve. 24
Eastern B. it 1I2X
Eastern K. E. 6s ....125
Flint fere M 22
Flint ft Pen M..tfd. 91
Little B. ft Ft. B. 7s. 90X
Mexican Uen. com.. 17
ilex.U.Htmtc bd. tSii
S. r. fiewKnr... 44
Wis. central, com.,
Wis. central pt.
Calumet a Becia...
Osceola, .... .1.....
Santa Fe copper..,,
Upslng auotatlons of Philadelphia stocks, fur.
nliEed by Whitney ft Stenhenson. brokers. Nc-jW
Fourth avenue. Members New xork BtoekEx-
ell:n'fc BM. A.ed.
Pennsylvania Eallroad 52 M
uaaaio, rmiDurgffi western, o
LehiKh Valley.... Si ,
LenlKh Navlcatlon 8
Northern Pacific ....,. 2
i i. , -J .
PmsBTJEO Beef Co., wholesale agents
for Swlft'g'Chlcago' Dressed Beei,.sald for
week ending Dec 14, 133 carcasses of
beef; average wejght per carcass, 674
pounds; average price per poundr6.66j cents.
ABMOtm & Co., of this cltf. report the
following sales of dressed beef Jot the week
ending December 14: 352 carcasses; average
weight, 683 poundsj syerage price, 5 JS.
Rainy Weather the Chief Obstacle to
Good Produce Trade.
VEGETABLES Itf BETTEE DEMAKD.
Oats Moving Upward, Other Cereals and
flay Continue Firm.
GENERAL GROCERIES UNCHANGED
OFFICE OF FITTSBUBG DISPATCH, J
SATUBDAT. December H, 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
There. is an improved demand for 'cabbage
and potatoes the past few days. Sweet potatoes
are very firm. Apples and tropical fruits are
quiet. All choice dairy products are firm at
quotations, and the outlook is for higher
nrices. There is an Improved demand for good
poultry. Soft weather has been the troublesome
quantity to -produce trade all tbe week. Mar
kets for game and egss have been particularly
slow. Commission men are longing earnestly
for a little old-fashioned winter weather. A
drop in the mercury to the vicinity of zero and
improved country mads are the special needs
of trade at this date.
Butteb Creamery; Elgin. 3u32c; Ohio
do, 2S29c; fresh dairy packed, 2627c; coun
try rolls. 2125c
Beaks Navy band-picked beans. $2 252 30;
medium. 2 102 20.
Beeswax 2SSS0C tt for choice; low grade,
Uideb Sand refined, 16 E07 GO; common,
S3 ami 00; crab cider, SS 008 60 ) barrel;
Cider vinegar, 1012c ) gallon.
Chestnuts 85 005 SO bushel; walnuts,
C070c ft bushel.
Cheese Ohio, llUKc; New York, HKc;
Idmburger, 9llc; domestio Sweitzer, 11(2
13kc; imported Sweitzer, 23c
Eaas 2627c V dozen for strictlv fresh.
ITbuitS Anples. fancy, S2 603 00 V barrel;
California pears, S3 6001 00 a box; cranberries,
til 0012 0011 barrel; Malaga grapes, large bar.
Game Squirrels, 75cJl 9 dozen; quail, II
dozen; prairie chickens, $1 605 00 $1
dozen; pheasants, ?1 505 09 fl dozen: rabbits,
SI 501 75 f) dozen; venison saddle, 1215c V
pound; venison carcass. 810o pound.
Feathers Extra live geese, 6060c; No. 1,
do, 4045c; mixed lots. 3035c W B.
Poultry Live quickens, 5o65c a pair;
dressed, 89c a pound; ducks, 6o75c ft pair;
geese, SI 2ol 30 $ pair: live turkeys, 10llc ft
tt: dressed turkeys, 1213c t &
Seeps Clover, choice, ffitts to bushel, SI 20
HVjl bushel; clover.large Engiish,62tts, H 35
4 60; clover, Alsike, S8 00; clover, white, SO; timo
thy, choice. 45 fis, SI 60; blue grass, extra clean,
14 &s. SI 251 30; blue grass, fancy, 14 Kg, SI 30;
orchard grass, 14 Bs, SI 40; red top. 14 fis. SI 25;
millet, SO fis, SI 00; millet, 6070c ft bushel;
Hungarian grass, SO fis, 6oc; lawn grass,
mixture of flne grasses, $3 001 bushel of 14
Tallow Country, 4c; city rendered, 4J
Tbopical Fruits Lemons, common, S2 50
2 25; fancy, S4 005 00: Florida oranges. ,S2 00
3 00; Jamaica oranges. S3 004 00 ft barrel;
bananas, S2 00 firsts, SI 50 good seconds
fl bunch; cocoanuts, 14 U04 60 ft hundred;
ugs, 8M9c ft fi; dates, 6c ft fi; new layer
figs, 12K16&c; new dates. 7)c fl ft.
vegetables Potatoes, from store, 5560Ci
on track, 4550c; cabbages, S7 008 00 a hun
dred; celery, 40c ft dozen; Jerseys, S4 004 2o;
turnips, SI 001 oO a barrel; onions, 82 a barrel.
BUCKWHEAT FLOUR 2K2C ft pound.
Greek Coffee Fancy Bio, 2324c; choice
Rio, 2122c; prime Bio, 20c; low grade Rio,
lRt:fi)19Hn old Government Java. 27iS)2Sc: Mar.
acaibo, 23K24Ke; Mocba,2SK29Hc; Santos,
20$24c: Caracas, 2224c; peaberry, Rio, 23
2ic: La Quayra, 23K24c
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades. 25&29c; old Government Java,
bulk. 31KS33C; Maracalbo, 272Sc; Santos,
24K28Kc; peaberry, 28Jic; choice Rio. 25c;
He: good Rio. 2Ri: ordlnarr. 21c
CTr,va fnlml.t HIavo. 1 OiOUa. ntl.nl aa IAa.
cassia, 8c; pepper, 17c; nutmeg, 70S0c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, TVc;
Ohio, 120, 8c; headlight, 150. Xc; water
white, 10Kc; globe, 1414c: elaine, 14Jic; car
nadine, llc; royaline, 14c; globe red oil, lie
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 4647c
ft gallon; summer, 40043c. Lard oil. 70c.
Syrups Corn syrup, 2830c; choice sugar
syrup, S338c: prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly prime, 8335c: new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. .Molasses Fancy, new crop, 4850c;
choice, 47c: medium, 83043c: mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 83c; bl-carb in Ks.
5c: bi-carb, acsorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, ft
set, 8Kc; parafflne, ll12c
RICE Head, Carolina, 6?i7c; choice, 6ffi
6c: prime, 56c: Louisiana, 5&Vc
bTAncrr Pearl, 2Jcj cornstarch, 56c; gloss
Foreion Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers, S2 90; California London layets,
S2 75; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
S2 10; Valencia,7c; Ondara Valencia, e8c;
snltana,9c; cnrrants,55c; Turkey prunes,
4M5c; French prunes. 69$c; Balonica
prunes. In 2-fi packages, 8c; cocoanuts, ft 100,
SS 00; almonds, Lan., ft ft, 20c; do. Ivica, 19c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nan., 1215c; Sicily
fiinerts, 12ci Smyrna figs, 12t?13c; new dates,
66Kc; Brtzil nuts, 10c: pecans, 11615c; cit
ron, ft fi, 1920c; lemon peel, ft fi, 16c: orange
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per fi 6c, ap
ples, evaporated, 9c; apricots, California, evap
orated. 14K16c: Reaches, evaporated, pared,
2828c: peaches, California, evaporated, nn
pared, 1921c; cherries. pitted,lilK14c; cher
ries nnpitted, 66c; raspberries, evaporated,
25K26Xc: blackberries, 7K8c; huckleberries,
Sugars Cubes, 7Jc; powdered, TJfc; granu
lated, 7!4c; confectioners' A, 7c; standard A,
6Jc; soft white, 66Jjc; yellow, choice, 6y,
6kc; yellow, good, 66c: yellow, fair, 5
5c; vellow, dark, 5c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), So 60; medi
um, half bbls (600), S3 25.
SALT N o 1. fl bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, ft bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, SI 20:
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, S2 SO; Hlggins'
Eureka, 16-14 fi pockets, S3 00.
Cannes Goods Standard peaches, 82 00
2 25; 2ds, SI 651 80; extra peaches, $2 402 Ml;
pie peaches, 95c; finest corn. SI 001 50, Hid Co.
corn, 769oc; red cherries, 90cSl: Lima beans,
SI 20; soaked do, 85c: string do, 6065c: mar
rowfat peas, SI 101 15; sdiked peas, 7080c:
pineapples. $1 401 50; Bahama do, S3 75;
damson plnms, 95c; greengages, $1 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears. $2 60: do
greengages, SI 85: do egg plums, SI 85; extra
white cherries, $2 40; raspberries, 85c$l 10;
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, SI 301 40:
tomatoes, 8590c; salmon, 1-fi, SI 651 90;
blackberries, 06c: succotash, 2-fi cans, soaked,
90c; do green. 2-fi, SI 251 SO; corn beef. 2-fi
cans, J2 05; 14-fi cans. S14; baked beans, SI 45
1 50: lobster, 1-fi, SI 751 80; mackerel, IB.
cans, broiled, SI 60; sardines, domestic Ws,
S4 J.ji 60; sardines, domestic, s, S6 757 00;
sardines, imported, i SU$012 60, sardines,
imported, Ks, $18; sardines, mustard. S3 30;
sardines, spiced, S3 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $36 ft
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, mess,
S36: No. 2shore mackerel, $24. Codfish-Whole
pollock, 4c ft fi; do medium. George's cod,
8c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips, 6c: do
George's cod in blocks. 6&7Kc Herring
Round shore, $4 60 ft bbl; split, S6 60; lake,
$2 75 ft 100-fi half bbl. White fish, $6 00 ft 100
fi half bbL Lake trout, 85 50 fl half bbl. Fin
nan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c f)
fi. Pickerel, K1"I,S2 00: lA . SI 10; Poto
mac herring, $5 00 ft bbl, 82 50 fl J bbL
OAT1IEAL-S6 006 35 ft bbL
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change 7 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, 3 cars of oats, 2 of hay. 4 of flour, 1 of
barley, 1 of malt. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and
St. Louis. 9 cars of corn, 2 of hay, 1 of mill feed,
1 of middlings, 1 of wheat, 1 of straw. By Pltts
Durg and Lako Erie, 1 car of wheat There was
only one sale on call, namely, a car of white
middlings at $15, 10 days, P. R. R. Total re
ceipts bulletined for the week, 174 cars, against
192 last week, and 164 the previous week. The
firmness of oats for a few days past has termi
nated in a sharp advance, as our quotations
will disclose. Other cereals and choice grades
of hay are fairly steady. Flour is easy, but un-
changed. .... ,
Prices below areior carload lots on track.
Wheat New No, 2 red, 8485c; No. 3,800
Corn No. 2 yellow, -ear, 42$43c; new, 87838c;
high mixed, ear. 4041c; No. 2 yellow, shelled,
4212c;new.86K37Kc; high mixed, shelled,
4141Kc; mixed, shelled, 4141Kc
uats No. 2 white, 3G31c; extra. No. 3,
2930c; mixed. 27K28Kc a vl ei
RYE No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio,5354c;
No. 1 Western, 6152c . .
Barley Western, 4565c; Canada barley,
Flour Jobblne prices Fancy winter and
spring patents. $5 0035 60; winter Straight.
$4 254 50; clear winter, $4 004 25; straight
XXXX bakers', S3 603 75, Rye flour, S3 SOS
MlLLTKKBi-Middlings, fine white. 815 00
16 50 ft ton; brown middlings, $11 00 13 00:
winter wheat bran,' $11 25li 60; chop feed,
$15 6016 (XL i
Hay Baled timothy, 2To. J, S1J 2511 oO;
No. 2 do, SS 0010 00; loose from wagon, SU 00
012 00, according to quality; No. 2 prairie hay,
$7 008 00; packing do, $7 2S7 50.
Straw Oats. So 7607 00; wheat and rye
straw. S3 00e 25.
h,au, medium. I0c: sugar-cared hams, small,
HJc; sugar-cured-breakfast bacon, SKc;sngar
cured shoulders, 6c; sugar-cured boneless
shoalders.Tcisugar-cured California hams, 6c:
sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sugar-cured
dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, 12c; bacon shoulders. 6cJ bacon
clear sides, 7Kc; bacon clear bellies, TKc; dry
salt shoulders, 6&c: dry- salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavy. $11 60; mess pork, family. '
$12 00. Lard refined, in tierces, 5c: half
barrels, OHc; 60-fi tubs, oVc; 20-ft palls, c; 60
fi tin cans, 6c; 3-fi tin pails, 6c: 5-ft tin pails,
6Kc; 10-ft tin palls, 6cr o-fi tin pails,
CMC Smoked sausage, long, 6c; large; 6c
Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless bams, 10c
Pigs feet, half barrel, $4 00; quarter barrel,
The following prices are furnished by Armour
4 Co. on dressed meat": Beef carcasses, 450 to560
fis, 6c; 660 to 650 fis, 6c; 650 to 750 fis. 6K6c.
Sheep, , 8c ft ft. Lambs; 9c fl ft. Hogs,6K&
Fresh pork loins. 7c
M-ABKETS BY TOE.
Nothing Remarkable Transpiring- In the
Whent Pit, bnt Prices Stendy Corn
Higher Hob Prodneta la
Chicago Wheat A very fair volume of
speculative business was transacted to-day,ana
the market was steady with fluctuations con
fined within narrow limits. While a good deal
of short wheat-has been covered on the recent
break, there no doubt was a considerable short
age created, new lines being put out by parties
who calculated on a still further decline.
Should the right influences develop, such as
would encourage buying; there mignt be some
little flurry among the short Interest. Ope
rators rather incline to buy on weak spots than
eolL and especially as there is an impression
that some of the principal lutes of long wheat
have been closed out.
The opening was a shade easier than yester
day's closing, ruled easy for awhile, ana then
strengthened: and prices were advanced Ke,
again held steady and closed about M?ac
higher than yesterday. The indications are
that the increase in the visible snpplv will be
small, possibly will not exceed 1,000,000 bnsbels,
and estimated by some less. Advices from the
Northwest state that the big movement from
the country is over.
Cor A fair trade was transacted, and the
feelinft developed was much stronger, a high
range of prices Being established. Offerings of
all futures, with the exception of May, were
exceedingly limited. December was decidedly
stronger, and closed with a net gain for tbe
day compared with yesterday of lc The specu
lative market, January. February and May
opened at about the closing prices of yesterday,
was strong and advanced ic, eased off a
little, and became quiet, closing K higher
Oats were steady, with a moderate volnme of
business. Operators endeavored to change
contracts from December to January at a
difference, and a few trades were made. May,
was offered fairly attbe openingat a fractional
decline. A large operator took all there was
for sale, and bid prices np ic, and the market
Pork Very little business was transacted
and cnanges only slight. Prices ruled 25c
higher early In the day, but closed easier again
and very quiet.
Lard Nothing of consequence was doing,
and prices are without change
Ribs The market attracted no particular at
tention. The leading futures ranged as follows-
Wheat No. 2. December. 7777477
77Kc; January. 77K7&7767S&c; May, 82
CORN No. 2. December, 31K3331
32Kc: January, 81313131Vc: February,
8ie3131K31Kc; May, 3333M33K
Oats No. 2, December. 20M20c; January,
wxjgrie May. aHr-er ?ac.
ess Pork, ner bbL January. 89 3539 35
inary. dv a
9 27U9 30; March. $9 459 609 459 60; May,
$9 74i9 7269 67K09 7a
Lard, per 100 fis. January. $5 905 92W
6 905 92: February, 15 955 9o5 955 So;
May, $6 1U6 10OB 0700 10.
Short Ribs, per loo fis. January, $4 72K
4 75R4 72W4 72; March, $4 904 824 80
4 80; May. $4 924 954 924 92.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour steady
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 77c: No.
3 .spring wheat,- 6569c; No. 2 red. 77c;
No. 2 corn. 32-kc; No. 2 oats, 20JJC: No. 2 rye.
45c Nc2 barley, 58c No. 1 flaxseed, $1 38.
Prime timothy seed, $1 201 22. iMess pork, per
bbL S8 759 2a. Lard, per 100 lbs, S5 05 92.
Short ribs sides (loose). S4 704 80. Dry salted
shoulders rboxed), $4 124 25. Short clear
sides (boxed), $5 05S 10. Whisky Distillers'
finished goodspergaL SI 02. Sugars Cut IOaf,
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 22,000 barrels:
wheat, 62.000 bushels: corn. 219.000 bushels;
oats, 123,000 bushels; rye, 9.000 bushels; barley,
45.000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 16,000 barrels;
wheat, 18,000 bushels: corn. 231,000 bushels;
oats, 116,000 bushels; rye, 22,000 bushels; barley,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the bntter
market was unchanged. Eggs,2021c
New York Flour quiot, closing easy.
Cornmeal dull and steady. Wheat Spot dull
and unchanged; options dull, unchanged to He
up, and steady. Rye weak. Barley weak;
western. 5065c; Canada, 6973c Barley malt
quiet; Canada, 77c Corn Snot dull and
steady; options firmer and dull. Oats Spot
firm and quiet; options dull and firmer. Hay
steady and quiet. Hops in fair demand and
firmer. Cofiee Options opened barely steady
and unchanged to 10 points down; closed firm
at 1020 points np: sales, 62,600 bags, including
December, iai016.15c: January, 16 15.16.30c;
February. 16.2516.40c; March, 16.3016.50c;
April, 16.60c; Mav. 16.4016.60c; June, 13.40(3
16 60c; July, 16.45l55c; September, 16.35
16.65c; October, 16.3016.60c; November, 16.25c;
spot Rio firm and in fair demand; fair cargoes,
19c Sngar Raw quiet and steady; fair re
fining. 6ic; centrifugals, 96 test, 6c: refined
dull and weak. "Molasses Foreign nominal;
New Orleans strong. Rice steady and in fair
demana; domestic, 40c; Japan. 4K5lc
Cottonseed oil weak; crude, 2727c; yellow,
83c. Tallow strong; city ($2 for pkgs.). lc
bid. Rosin quiet: strained common to good.
$1 221 25 asked. Turpentine quiet at 45
45c Eggs firmer; Western. 2425c; receipts,
3,540 Dackages. Fork easier; mess, inspected,
$10 6010 75: do uninspected. $10 2510 50; ex
tra prime, $9 &09 75. Cnt meats slow; pickled
shoulders, 4c: middles weak; short clear, $5 60.
Lard quiet and steady; Western steam. $6 25;
options, sales L.000 tierces; Jannarv, 6 23 bid;
FebiUary, $6 SO asked; March, $6 37 asked;
April, S6 42 asked; May, S6 48, closing at $6 47.
Butter weak and quret; Western dairy, 919c;
do creamery, 1427c; do held, 1019c: do fac
torr, 719c. Cheese quiet and easy; Western,
PHILADELPHIA Flour quiet with a light
demand. Wheat quiet; options ruled firm;
fair to good milling wheat, 7885c; choice and
fancy lungberry. 87092c: No. 2 red, December,
8081c: January, 8181c; February, S2
83c; March. 83Ji8iic- Corn Options steaay,
but qnlet; car lots u eak and lower; new No. 3
mixed In Twentieth street elevator, 38c: new
steamer in export elevator, 33c, quoted for
local trade at 3940c: new No. 2 in export ele
vator, 39c, quoted for local trade at 4142c:
old No. 2 high mixed, in grain depot, 44c: do.
on track, 44c; old No. 2 yellow, in Twentieth
street elevator. 43c; No. 2 mixed December,
3939c: Jannarv.3!ljijS39c; February, 3939Jc;
March. 39Vi39c Oats Car lots strong,, with
an npward tendency; No. 3 white quoted at
80c; No. 2 white, in Twentieth street elevator,
31c: do, in grain depot, Slc; futures quiet
but steady; No. 2 white. December, 3031c;
January, 30kJ30Jic: February, tO30J$c;
March, 3031c Butter quiet and weak:
Pennsylvania creamery, extra, 2627c Eggs
dnll and unsettled; Pennsylvania firsts, 24c
8t. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat higher; the opening was l-16c lower than
yesterday's close; there was a rally late and tbe
market closed K3sC above yesterday's; No. 2
red, cash, 77c: January, 77c bid; May.81c
nominal. Corn weaker: No, 2 mixed, cash,
2727c; December closed at27c bldiJann
ary, 27c asked; February, 27i7c asked;
May. 29JJ29c Oats More doing; .No. 2
cash, 20c; May, 22c bid. Rye in demand and
stronger, with No. 2 at 45c Barley very slow;
Iowa. 35c; Minnesota, &Jc. Flaxseed, 51 23.
Provisions dull. I
Milwaukee Flour dull and steady. Wheat
firm; No. 2 spring on track, cash, 72074c: May,
773teNo. l Northern, 81c Corn steady; No. S,
on track, 29c Oats No. 2 white, on track.
2223c Re steady; No. 1. in store, 46c
Barley quiet; No. 2, in store, 46c Provisions
firm. Pork, S9 00. Lard, (5 80. Cheese un
changed. Toledo Cloverseed dnll and firm; cash and
December, $3 60; February, S3 65.
New York, December It The drygoods
market at first bands maintains previous
strong tone, and additional changes of prices of
cottons are indicated for the near future.
Masonville 4-4 bleached shirtings were placed
"at value" Additional prices of prints are
likely to be made soon, but no changes ate
looked for in-that direction.
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,
Ween she bad Chlldrea.she gate them Castoria
Is the MOST ELEGANT
XXT TKS WOKI.D.
Of all VruggUta, but betcaro of imitation.
Jobbing Interests Are Quieting Do.wn
Preparatory to the
BEGULAR JAKUAEY SETTLEMEHT.
Tropical Fruits 8Iow,Cranuerrie3 Advanced
lj a Trust.
IMPROVED T05B OP ALL CEEEALS
Omci OFPITTSBUBG DISPATCH. 1
Batubdat. December 14, 1889.
The jobbing trade the past week has been
quiet, and in most lines shows a decline
from last week. This has been due in part
to tbe continued soft weather, but probably
as much to the fact that retailers at this
season of the year are permitting their stocks
to run down to a minimum before tbe
striking of balance sheets. In produce
lines the week has developed very few marked
features. Potatoes aresteadilygrowingfirmer.
Creamery butter has been advanced since last
Satuiday, and Li steady at the advance. The
trade in butterine shows no falling off. Re
p erts are rife that the Imitations of butter are
treely sold in market places for tbe genuine by
women who affect the ways and apparel of
A Hundred Tons of It a Week.
With three or four carloads of butterine com
ing to our markets every week, it is very evi
dent that consumers are using large quantities
of what they buy for butter, but which has no
claim to be the genuine article The law Is
practically a dead letter, and only serves to
make tbe consumer pay butter prices for but
terine. In the past few days there has been a strong
npward movement of cabbage, which has been
very scarce. A full supply Is expected at tbe
beginning of the week. One Liberty street
commission man reports, that he will have a
carload from New York and one from Ohio on
A Cranberry Trust Next.
Cranberries have advanced $2 per barrel since
last week. Cape Cod berries are mostly mar
keted, and Jerseys are out of the hands of
growers, and under the control of strong hands
who are able to hold the stock until they get
their own prices. It seems that among the
various trusts, for which the people pay so
dearly, we are now to have a Cranberry Trust.
Tropical fruits are moving very slowly, and
E rices are weaker than last week. Commission
ousesare stocked with Florida oranges, and
prices are lower than for years at this season of
All kinds of game are in supply beyond de
mand, and prices are merely nominal. Indeed
it has been many years since our markets were
so well stocked with wild meats of every de
scription. Large supplies and soft weather have
knocked ont profits.
CerenU Still Move Slowly.
Receipts continue light, and tone of markets
Shows improvement over last week. Thougb
sales have been light at the Exchange, outside
deals are brisk and markets are stronger than
they have been any time this season. Oats are
higher and very firm. Old corn and choice are
steady at quotations. Flour Is quiet and
promises to be the balance of the year, lor the
reason that jobbers are carrying heavy stocks
and retailers are disposed to allow them to bear
the burden until after January settlements.
For the same reason the jobbing grocery trade
had quieted down the past week. Jobbers are
having a mnch needed rest after the unusual
activity of October and November. Another
rise in package coffee is due. Tbe movement
of coffee options has been steadily upward
and markets have recovered the ground lost in
June last, when there was a 8 decline by reason
of an attempted cornering of the market.
Hogs and Hog Product!.
For the first time this season, bogs reached a
point, within a few days, where provisions cor
responded in price. The prediction that the
best selected hogs wonld drop to $3 50 beforo
the season was out has been practically ful
filled. Though quotations from Chicago to-day
are S3 60, markets are slow. At East Liberty
the run of bogs this week was the largest for
years and prices there were very little better
than at Chicago. Receipts at East Liberty on
Monday were above 10,000 head, and the total
received for the week was more than 10,000
greater than last week.
Only Half a Dozen Stocks Find Favor on
Wall Street, Bat Some Marked
Advances Scored Lon
don Dravra Oat.
New Yoke, December 14. The stock mar
ket betrayed the same general characteristics
as usual of late, but there was a stronger tone
to the general list, and marked advances were
scored in a few instances. Less than a half
dozen stocks monopolized the interest taken in
the speculation, while the others were dull and
London was not a factor in the dealings, and
the market was a mere local affair, but the
earlier condition of money and the prospect of
plenty to be bad at ruling rates inclined the
shorts to cover in the general list, while the
purchasing continued in sugar, and a rumor on
the board that the Olcott plan of reorganiza
tion in Kansas ahd Texas had been accepted
and that there would be a settlement between
the different committees brought in heavy buy
ing of that stock, which made it one
of the leaders in the general list. Lacka
wanna was strong and active. The strength in
that stock was explained by the assertion that
there was too much on the bear side, and some
of the smaller ones were being forced to cover.
Missouri Pacific, notwithstanding the publica
tion yesterday of the so-called report to June 30,
was strong all the way out.
The opening was steady, most of the stocks
bein? unchanged from last night's figures, but
the bears were inclined to cover all arennd. A
strontr tone was develoned throughout the list.
with Kansas and Texas, Atchison. Lackawan
na, Chicago and East Illinois preferred and the
trusts especially conspicuous for the advances
made. Manitoba also became one of the lead
ing strong stocks later. The bank statement
was issued early, and was considered favorable,
showing a large increase in surplus reserve, and
the upward movement, which had halted some
what, gained in force, and tbe market finally
closed fairly active and strong at the best prices
of tbe day.
Almost everything on the list is higher to
night, and while the gains are generally con
fined to small fractions, sngar rose Z. Kansas
and Texas, V,i. and Manitoba, 1. The sales
of listed stocks reached 90,881, and sugar re
fineries contributed 20.320 shares out of the
total of 24,450 unlisted shares. Railroad bonds
were quiet, and while the tone of tbe general
market was firm, the majority of the important
changes are declines. The sales were only
S500.000. of which $175,000 were Kansas and
Texas fis, which were tbe strong features of the
dealings. Laclede Gas 5s lost 2 at 88.
Tbe rollowine tame mows tne prices of active
stocks on the Hew Trork Stock xcnange yester-i
dy. Corrected daily for Tub Dispatch by
Whitxey A Stiphxkson, oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of .New xorx stock Kxcnange, 7 i ourth ave
Am. Cotton Oil Trust.. Xlf
Am. Cotton Oil S3V
Atcn., lop.is.y 33H
Canadian Pacific ....
Canada Southern 55
Central of New Jersey.122.
cnessneake A Ohio.... zsk
C. Bur. A Oulner. ....10414
a. Mil. A St. f lul.... 69if
a, 31U.& at. r.. pi....im
C JtockL r. S7M
C, St. L. A I'ltts..
c. St. l. & put, pt. a
C. 3t. P.. M. S.O
c... at. rii. a u.. or. ....
Clt northwestern UOft
C. & northwestern, pf. ....
C'C C. I 71
c. c, a & i nf
Col. Coat St Iron 39
Col. A Hoctlne Vat 20
Uel.. L. A W 1J7X
Del. A Hudson
XlenverAKlo Q .
Denver A Blou.. pr...
K.T.. Vs. AOs -
K.T..VS, Alia.jst PI. ....
K. T.. Vs. AOa.zd or. ....
Illinois Central. .... .. ...
Lake Erin A Western.. 17
Lake Erie A West. Dr.. 64
Laite shore A Jtt. 8 I07H
Mobile A Ohio
Mo.. Kan-A Texas.... V
Missouri Macule S7K
1. .. L. Z.A W.... HH
ft. Y.. C. A St. U "S
.i c. ASt.L. or.. .... '
N.I.. V. ASt.L.Zdpf ....
K.liM. H 44
a. r.. O.A w w
Norfolk Western. of. S9X
Northern Pacific S2K
Nortnern faclttc prtt 7
Ohio Mississippi..... 2IX
Oregon Improvement. ....
Peo. Dee. A Kvaat. .... U
FMladel. A Klflg.. 40
Pnnman Paiaee G. ....
Kltnmontf A W. P. 1.. a"i
Mehmond A WP-T.Pf .. .
St. P- Minn. A Mui..ll(!4
St-L. AMD .Fran - .
St. L. A San. Iran pr.. ....
St.L. A Han Jf. 1st pf.
Texas Paelne... .
Union Paeine - Sili
Wabash nrererred.... 30S4
Western Union...,,.,. 3
Wheeling A L. . 68J.
Buirar Trust.. 89
National Lead Trust.. W
Chicago ttas Trust.... 40J4"
19 19 4
MBAT ON THE HOOP.
The Condition of Business at theEawLlOerty.
Otticz ov PrrrsBtme Dispatch.'P
9ATCRD AT. December 14. 1889. ,
Cattls: Kecelpts. L100 head; shipments,
1,400 head; doing nothing all through eon-v
signments; no cattle shipped to new xoric to-
Hoas Receipts. 200 head: shipment. 1.700
head; market active; Philadelphlas, S3 853 90;i
Yorkers, $3 703 75; no hogs shipped tojNewfi
YorkT to-day. - - Mf
Sheep Receipts. 800 bead; shipments, 488O
fiAAil market fllnw- nrlftpji rnph.tnwil, -r&-J
' , " ' B- JS
,, .. i
A.7 ncMtttfn. gil
CrscTUNATT Cattle Receipts, 240 head;S
shipments, vu neaa; marxet quiet Dut steady at
previous prices; common. 1 251 75; fairjtof
medium hntcher prade. 2 00tf23 00? annAttnm
choice. S3 2303 75: zood to choice shioTjersTl
13 754 15. Sheep are in light supply and finn;a
common to fair. J2 0003 0: Drime to cholco.8
S3 754 75; extra wethers and yearlings, $S 0O"
choice sbloplnir. S5 7oS 00: heavy. So 2505 60:S
common to choice butchers' qualities, $4 60 fi
o ou. 1 -
BtrETALO Cattle steady and unchanged; re-t
ceipts, 6 loads through, 4 sale. Sheep and?
lambs nrm ana higner; receipts, lb loads!
thronzb. 20 sale: sheeD. choice to extra. 85 I
5 75: good to choice. $0 255 50: Iambs, choice toi
extra, so wwq w; eooa to choice. WJm&VSV
Canadas. S6 507 00. Hogs stronger' and-.,
higher; receipts. IS loads through. SO sale; roe-
dinms and heavy. S3 803 90; mixed, S3 75ffl'
3 sj; x oncers, m 70433 w;pigs, w to3 7U.
uaitAuu vafcuo xvcvciuu. 4W ueauv31!
smpments, none; market quiet ana weak;',
beeves. Fi 6005 40: steers. 2 75S) I 25: stacker ,
and feeders, U fc03 00; Texas cattle; SI 50 i
2 90. Hoes Receipts. 10.000 head: sblDments..
none; market higher: mixed, 3 5003 65; heavy.-
a ( iv, iiu., ivsso iv. raueei xvetHSiyis ,
z,uw neaa; smpments, none; marcel steaay:-,
natives, S3 005 90; Western corn-fed. $3 90
4 w; -xexans, wwi w; tamos, So outgo 00.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 700 head: shio-Sti
ments, 600 bead; market strong; good to fancy
i 40; stackers and feeders, fl 9u3 20: ranges
steers. 1 003 00. Hoes Receipts. L600 head:S
shipments. 2,3U0head; market shade higher: fair?
to choice neavy, ti 4oW oo; packincr grades,
K403 50; Ugbt, fair to best. 132533 50. Sheep 3
Receipts, none; shipments, none; market i
strong; fair to choice. Ti 404 80.
Kaxsaa Crrr Cattle Receipts. 800 head:!
shipments. 1.300 head: marketsteadv:feeders 523k
10c lower; natives. S3 004 40: cows, $1 50fJ 30;
stackers and feeders. S2 003 00. Hogs Ke-j
ceipts. 6,600 head; shipments, 1,000 head: market!
WOTiiic higher: everytmngsellingat S3 &U3 oiS
Sheep Receipts, 200 head; shipments, none;!
market stronger: good to choice muttons, S3 80 Jj
Kjo vu; stocsers ana ieeaers, 5J zogs? w.
Tlae Great HxternunatoF o
I A3f of the opinion S. S. S. should stand atl
the head ot the list of blood remedies., I ,
rived at this conclusion from tbe testimonyjif
scores of persons who have told meof.thoj
good results from its use. I have been selling!
8. S. 8. for years, and it has won a large saleJM
C. A. Griffith, Mayflower, Ark
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
Tiik Swut Specific Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta?!
EXTRACT OF BEEF.,
ARMOUR & CO., CHICAGO,
SOLE MANUFACTURERS. . 3S
This is now conceded to be the best in the
market, as witnessed by tbe fact that was
secured tbe DIPLOMA FOR EXCELLENCE!
at tbe Pure Food Exposition, held in PhiladeM
P CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE.
SUPERIOR IN QUALITYiS
And with the bright appetizing flavor of fresh-1
y roasteu Deer. n
PARIS EXPOSITION. 18S9. U-l
The GOLD MEDAL has been awarded toi
ARMOUR & CO., Chicago.1
For their exhibit of
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As old residents' know and back flies of Pitts
bnrg papers prove, is the oldest established
aud most prominent physician in tbe city, do;
voting special attention io an enronic niseasey
sYboTrsTsNO FEEUN riLCURED
MCDUm IO and mental disease, physical
IM t n V.U U Odecay, nervous debility, lack of
energy, amDition ana nope, impairea memory;
disordered sight; self distrust, bashfulness,'
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im-j
povenshed blood, falling powers, organic weak
ness. dvsoepsia. constipation, consumption. urH
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BLOOD AND SKIN JsrJ3U2&
blotches, falling hair, bones, pains, glandular!
swellings, ulcerations oi tongne, moutn, tnroat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
Dolsons thoroughly eradicated from the svstemil
IIPIMAPV kidney and bladder deranges
Ullllinil I , ments, wean cacic, gravel, ca-j
tarrbal discharges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
prompt reiiex anu real cures. j
Dr. Whittier's life-long: extensive exner
ence, insures scientific and reliable treatment
on common-sense principles. Consultation free.'l
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as if!
nere. umca nours a a. m. to r. n. ecnaay.w
10 A. M.tolp.l only. DR. WHITTIER, Mil
Penn avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
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sent free. The genuine dray's
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tbe city. Consultation free and
strictlv confidential. Offlea
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