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PEEYIEW OF TEADE.
fablers Eeport JJiminiolied Volume,
but Prices Are Firm.
IBRIGHT PROSPECTS OP ACTIVITY
mhtn Holidays Are Over and There ia
Beturo. to Eeal Life.
A DKOP 15 HIDES AND PBOTISIOKS
OmcE orPirrsBDEO Dispatch,!
Satubday. December 10, lS8a
The week past has been characterized Ty
general quietness in all the jobbing lines.
The close of the year is a time when retail
ers buy sparingly with an eye to stock-taking
and January settlements. Markets hold
up Veil in general to last week's prices, but
the amount ot goods handled shows a de
cline. There is an improved demand for JgooS,
,;fresh poultry, and prices have advanced
within a few days. The same is true ol
fresh same. But old stock, with which the
commission -men have been overstocked. for
some weeks past, is hard to dispose of at any
price. There is scarcely any fresh venison on
Mie Slerp Christmas Turkey.
There Is little douDt that the Christmas tur
turkey will be steep in price. The nearby
crop is scarcer than for years past, and it is
cow too late to receive any sufficient quantities
from the West. The soft weather has made
such shipments too risky.
'The en: market has been slow all the past
week. The soft weather which has been much
complained of has enabled the bens to get in
'their work ahead of the nsnal time. There is a
more free movement of tropical fruits as the
holidays approach, but no sign of an advance
In prices. In vegetable lines cabbage is the
- most active and firm. Prices have fully
doubled in the past two weeks. Potatoes are
- ;also a shade firmer. There is a general and
. : strong faith among produce dealers that prices
J 1111 tnlrft an nnvKFtl tlirn anil thft nrpMnt
Jwill take an
y '"J&jQuietness give place to activity as soon as holi'
- joayaoings are iairiy over.
The Cereal Mtuallou. ,
;-Itwfllbe seen by reference to the domestic
""- market column that the receipts of grain and
- .bay bulletined at the Grain Exchange for the
week were much larger than for some weeks
.' past. The total was "65 carloads against 171
-- ilast week. Notwithstanding tbese liberal re-
- jceipts markets are steady for all good stuff.
. ,i-.Tew corn is weak at lower prices than last
'.'The word quiet defines the flour situation.
- Stock in the hands of onr jobbers is much re
duced from what it was a month ago, and mill
ers of the Northwest are firm on patents.
An offer of one of our leading jobbers a day
or two ago to take five carloads at 5c below the
asking price was respectfully declined.
Flour is no doubt at its lowest for this season.
and an advance is generally looked for early in
the coming year.
In this department of trade we note a de
cline in hams, lard and mess pork, the latter
having been reduced yesterday by the powers
that be SI per barrel.
' The large consumption of poultry, game and
oysters at this season of the year, not to speak
of plum podding, candies, etc-, has uniformly
a depressing influence on staple meats and hog
products. The old reliable foods are forced to
take a back seat for a season.
- In grocery lines the feature of the week has
been the decline of sugar. Twice has sugar
lyielded to the pressure and closes very -weak.
STn.e coffee trade is weak, but prices are
firm, and there is no likelihood of a drop.
, Any change in package coffee is abont certain
to be an advance.
Hides and Harness Leather.
The trade in these lines gives no signs of
improvement. As will be seen by the list of
prices below, which is furnished by James Cal
lery Co, there has been a reduction on hides,
light hides are particularly slow. This, how
ever, is the quiet season for trade, and a better
day is sure to come in the next few weeks, ac
cording to all forme; experience.
So. 1 green salted steers, 60 pounds and
No. I green salted rows, all weights. 4H
So. 1 green salted hides, 40 to ft) pounds.. 4S
So. 1 frreen salted hides, S5 to 40 pounds.. 4fi
,So.l pw salted bull 4
t'oJlma salted c&lftflns... ....;..... z
So. I preen salted veal kips ij
So. 1 green salted runner Mps... ... a
No. 1 green steers, 60 pounds and over.... 7
So. green cows, allwelghts 4
.Mo. 1 green bulls 3
So. 1 green tildes, 40 to 60 pounds 4'
So. 1 green hides. 3 to 40 pounds 4
Mo. 1 green calfskins 5
So. I green veal tins.
So. 1 green runner tips..
Sheepskins 15c & up
Maiiow, prime 4
Seduction for No. 2 stock, lcperlb. on steers
and light Maes, He on bulls and 2c on calfskins.
Below are rates on harness leather:
No. 1 extra trace selection, weights SO to 27
1 pounds.. ,...3234
. iXo. B extra trace selection, weights 10 to 57
,1 pounds 1332 j
So. 1 medium selection, weights 17 to 22 1
ppnnus . ........................ ..... .....2830
No.-lJ medium selection, weights 17 to 2!
So. 2all weights I4S8
iHtack line leather, made from stags, heads
and bellies, spilt to an even substance 2527
- Fine harness baefcs ""55
r ;rine finished rein leather, russet and stained.
fer dozen -.RICO
ne finished bridle leather, russet and
stained, per pound 45
MEAT ON THE HOOF.
-'The Condition of Business sut the EastUberrV
'"., . Ktock Yards.
' Office of Pittsburg Dispatch. I
Saturday. December 21, 1889.
Cattle Receipts, 610 head: shipments, 340
bead; market nothing doing; all through con-
, signments. One car of cattle shipped to New
Hoos Receipts. L900 head- shipments. 800
head;' market fain Philadelphias, S3 70: York
ers. S3 603 65. Eight cars of hogs shipped to
New 1 ork to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 400 head; shipments, 400
head; market nothing doing and prospects only
" , Br Teletrnph.
,5T. XociS Cattle Receipts. 300 head; ship-
- . -ments. 300 head: market steady; good to
. fancy natives, 15 10: fair to good, S3 304 85;
f stockers and feeders. S23 30r range steers.
k ?21103 1U. Hogs-Receipts, 2.600 head;shipl
ments, 1.700 head; market 10 wen fair to choice
,heavy, S3 003 70: packing grades. S3 503 65;
light, fair to best, S3 453 6U Sheep Receipts,
.. '100. head; shipments, none; strong; fair to
choice, S3 404 90; lambs, S4 o05 60.
-j Kaitsas Cmr Cattle Receipts. 4,200 head:
shipments. 1.900 head: market strong: common
i . weak; natives, at S3 O03 80: cows, a 40
V 245; stockers. S2 25g3 la Hogs Receipts.
7.400 head; shipments, 900 head; market 2K7c
M, (Iover; everything sold T3 503 57K; bulk, 2 00
. 4S4 6U Sheep Receipts, 100 head; shiptocnts,
;.. 403 head: market strong to 10c higher: choice
mnttons. S3 S05XIP; stockers and feeders. S3 50
- 4 6U
J BIovementB of Specie.
- New York, "December 2L The exports of
,-'"-, specie from the port of New York last week
amounted to $1,185,066, of which $66,797 was in
.gold and SU1S.269 in silver. Of the total ex
: ijports.S10.107 in gold and 81.116.669 silver went
.TUoEnrope and $56,690 in gold and SL600 sliver
-.-itdjSouth America. The imports of specie for
' theweek amounted toS303.933, of which S284.286
m jS.was In gold and S19.649 silver.
'', Mining Stocks.
-, JJeV York. December2L Belcher. 150;Best
' .andBelcher. 245; Caledonia B.H., 125; Crown
PoinC125: Consolidated California and Vlr-
l,gjnia7M25; Com. T. Bd.. 3300; Dead wood T. 140;
. ya,'Cristo.l50; Gould tCurry, 130; Hale &Nor-
sjice cross; 23: Homestake. 900; Horn Silver, 190:
1 Iron Silver, 150; North Belle Isle, 100: On-
- tario; 3500; Plymouth. 290: Savage, 140; Sierra
Nevada, 170; Union Consolidated, 20L
- - Literary Cnlinre In Buffalo.
' "Buffalo Courier.!
-! &h'ejersoa who goes into the drygoods
; stores to buy books doesn't always find the
$' same learned clerks that he does inagen-
nibiboolJ store. "Have yon 'Arnold's
' -jPdems?'." asked a thin-chested young nan
liu'Meldrnm's yesterday. " Arnold's
JPoems?" answered the fair girl. "I,et's
8ee,3Ir. Enipley, have we 'Benedict Ar-
nold'a Poems?' "
jPlTTSBUBO Beef Company, wholesale
agents for Swift's Chicago dressed beef, for
week ending December 21, 1889. sold 142 car-
. casseSj-avetRRe weight, 614 pounds; average
jpnce.per pounu, u.oic
'Aemour & Co.. of this citv. renort the
Sfollowlngisilesof dressed beef for the week;
feri"dicg7December21: 164 carcasses, average
N-eIgbt,;78 pounds; average price,' $5 16.
MABKETS BY WIBE.
A Fair Spccalallve Movement In Wheat
and Prices Slightly Stronger
Fork Rather More Active
Chicago Wheat Speculative trading to
day reached very fair proportions, and a strong
feeling was developed in the' market. Outside
news was all more or less of a bullish" tenor and
assisted the buoyancy of the market. There
was fair buying on long account, but the de
mand was supposed to come mainly from
shorts, who were forced to coyer, not liking the
change which has come over the market the
last few days. A prominent New York trader
was reported as covering a large line through
a Chicago house, and another firm was credited
with buying very freely on long account.
The market opened at about the. closing fig
ures of yesterday to Ho better, ruled firm and
prices gradually advanced &c'then receded
c, again advanced to full outside figures,
ruled firm, and closed about lc higher than yes
terday. Operators were of the impression that
there was considerable real izingat the advance
by parties who had bought previous to the
recent advance. Still the market held up well
and the closing was apparently quite strong.
Cable advices were, on the whole, not quite
so encouraging to holders as yesterday. Esti
mates on the visible snpoly vary from a prob
able decrease to a slight increase.
Corn A fair trade was transacted within a
narrow range and the feeling developed was a
trifle firmer, tb market sympathizing with
wheat. Transactions were in the main local,
principally in January. Mav and July. The
market opened at about closing prices of yes
terdav. was easv at first, bnt soon became
stronger, advancing HQc; ruled easier and
closed a shade higher than yesterday. s
Oats There was more disposition to sell the
futures. The business transacted was only mod
erate, but a weaker feeling existed and prices
Mess Fork Rather more was doing and the
market was weaker. Prices ruled 1012c
lower early in the day, bnt rallied 265c and
closed comparatively steady.
Lard Only a fair trade was reported. Prices
ruled abont 2Xc lower and closed steady.
Short Rib Sides More was doing and the
market was weaker. Prices ruled fully 5c
lower early, but closed with more steadiness.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Whbat No. 2. December. 77Ji7Se7T?
T5c; January. 78797879c; May, 82?J
CORK No. Z December. 3333;
January,31313131c; M ay,32j
Oats No. 2. December, 20Kc; January. 20?
Mess Pork, per bbL January. J9 209 20
9 129 1"H: February. S8 309 S2K9 309 30;
May. J9 62XS9 659 SMm 65.
Labs, per 100 Ba.-Januarr.S5 S75 90
5S7K57K: March. $5 955 87K5 955 95;
May, t6 07X86 0760 056 05.
Short Ribs, per 100 as.-Jannary. $4 72J
Sit 72K4 704 T2&; February, S4 72K 75
S vzeti o; May. 4 ttaS4 Vo4 W&'4 Kft.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour steady
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 78c:
No. 3 spring wheat, 6364Xc; No. 2red.78jc;
No. 2 corn. 33c; No. 2 oats, 2c: No.
2rye,45c No.2 barley, 6860c No. 1 flaxseed.
Slo5. Prime timothy seed. 122. Mesa
pork, per bbk J8 62X9 25. Lard, per 100 lbs.
So STJf Short nbs sides (loose), 14 654 SO. Dry
salted shoulders f boxed), S4 12. Short,
clear sides (boxed), $5 005 05. Sugars
steady. Receipts Flour, 13.000 barrels:
wheat, 51000 bnshels: corn. 252.000 bushels;
oats, 106,000 bushels; rye, 17.000 bushels: barley,
35.000 bushels. Shipments Flour," 17,000 bar
rels; wheat, 10,000 bushels: corn. 229,000 bush
els; oats, 112,000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels;
barley, 18.000 bushels.
On the Prodnce Exchange to-day the butter
market was unchanged. .Eggs, 2021c.
New "York Flour fair business and steady.
Cornmeal dnllandsteady: yellow Western. $2 25
2 65. Wheat Spot moderately active, cniefly
export and firmer; 'options dull at 3c np,
and firm. Rye quiat; Western, BOffiffic; Janada,
6062i. Barley dull; Western, oOeSc-Canada,
IStgiTZc Barley malt quiet; Canada, 77Kc
Corn weaker and fairly active; options active
and unchanged to c lower and' firm. Oats
Spot dnll and easy; options firm and quiet.
Hay steady and quiet: shipping, 4550a Coffee
Options opened steady and unchanged to 10
points down, closed barely steady and un
changed to 10 points down: sales, 18.000 Ihgs,
including December, 15.7015.80c; February,,
15.85c: March, 15.95c; April. 15.9516.00e; Mav,
16.0016.10c; July. 1610c: September, 1620
1625c; October, 16.1016.25c; spot rio dull
and -fair cargoes, 19c: No. 7, 17c.
Sugar Raw. dull and nominal: refined dnll.
Molasses Foreign nominal; New Orleans
farrly active: open kettle and fancy. 465g47c.
Riceqniet, steady; domestic, 4X6J-c; Japan,
55J4c. Cottonseed oil quiet; crude. 27c:
yellow. 33c Tallow qnlet; city,- (packages S2).
4c Eggs firmer; Western. 2324c; receipts,
4.S0G packages. Fork quiet: mess, inspection.
S10SO10 55; do nninsjected. -J10 2510 50:
ciira prime, s oma o. , i;ut. meats, nrm;
sales pickled bellies, 12 pounds. EJgc: pickled
shoulders, 4K pickled bamsT 8i85ic:
midales dull, ihort cleir S3 11 ' Lard steady,
quiet; January, $6 20; February, t6 28; March,
6 34; May. f6 42. closing, bid. Butter quiet,
weak; Elgin, 28J29c; Western dairy, 19c;
Western cre-amery, 1427c; do held 1017c;
do factory 7010c. Cheese dull, easy; Western,
Mutneapolis Receipts of wheat for the
past 24 hours were 217 cars and shipments 16.
In tbo face of the strength in future samples
dragged along slowly to some extent, and sell
ers were troubled to maintain old prices. After
the early selections had been made at pretty
mil ngurcs, tnere were some offerings of No. 1
Northern that was hardly gilt-edged, consider
ably under the range of early sales. Millers
bought most of them for current use only,
though some had confidence in the market.
Closing prices; No. 1 bard. December and Jan
uary. 79c: on track. Januarv. 79c: Mav. 84Vfe:
on track, SOJc: No. 1 Northern, December and
January, 77c; May, 82c: on track. 78c; No. a
Northern, December and January, 73c; May.
78c; on track, 7376c
St. Louis Flour quiet and steady. Wheat
higher: the opening was somewhat easier, bnt
a sharp demand on advices from outside mar
kets caused a strong close at Jic above yester
day; No. 2 red, cash, 78Jc bid; December, 7eVc,
closed at 76Kc bid; year, TSKc. closed at 7fcc
bid; May. 82c; closed at8c; July. 7778c,
closed at 7SJc bid.- Corn easy. No. 2
mixed, cash. 26J5c; December. g26c
closed at 28c bid; January. 26?ic: February.
2727K27Kc, closed at 27jc asked; March.
27Uc closed at 27c asked: May, 29
29c Oats lower with free selling, No. 2
cash, 19Jic: May, 22K22Kc Rye, 4142c
Barley,;dull and neglected. Provisions quiet
and essentially unchanged. Flaxseed salable
at II SO.
MriWAUKEE Flour dull and steady. Wheat
firm; No. 2 spring on track, cash, 7475c;
Mav. T75-&: No. 1 Northern. 84c Corn nnlcf
No. S, on track, 2929c Oate slow; No. on
track, 22K2Sc Rye easier; No. 1. in store,
45jc. Barley dull: No. 2, in store, 30Jc. Pro
visions quiet. Pork. S9 17 Xard firm Cheese
steady: Cheddars, 99c
BAXTIMORK Provisions quiet. Butter steady;
Western packed, 1419c; best roll 1718c;
creamery. 2326c. Eegs qnie: at -22023c. Cof
fee firm; Rio fair at 1920c.
Toledo Cloversecd active and steady; cash,
December and January, S3 SO; February, S3 52W;
March, S3 57&
THE GOLDEN E0SE IN AMERICA.
Miss Caldwell the Only Yankee Woman
Who Wears lb
New York World.!
"Since the Empress of Brazil has taken
flight to Europe," said a learned church
man yesterday, "it is an odd fact that trre
only possessor of the Golden Rdse, the fa
mous pontificial decoration, that I know of
on the "Western hemisphere, is Miss
Gwendoline Caldwell, who is still,
of course, an American. It does
not seem to have brought good
fortune in secular afiairs to its; possessors.
Therese, of Brazil, has lost her throne; Miss
Caldwell has lost her prince; Isabella, of
Spain, is an ex-queen, losing her throne a
few weeks after she secured the Golden
Bose; the present Queen of Spain received
the rose and lost her husband; the Empress
ot Austria has it,but mourns a son. Eugenie
has the Golden Bose but what else?
The rose is firstinentioned in history, I be
lieve, ip the twelfth century, though it is
known to have existed hundreds of years
before. It was formerly given to men, but
is bestowed now on women oniv."
AN IIKNATDBAL BK0THEE.
HI Tastes Bnn to School Exhibitions Bather 1
A number of years ago a school exhibition
was on the programme at Mnkwanago, and
on the night of the momentous event one of
the little girls who was to have taken part
in it lay dangerously sick at home. The
doctor had jnst made his evening -visit and
pronounced the case almost hopeless, when
her brother rushed into the house crying.
"Mamma, mamma. Where's the-comb? I
want to comb my hair to go to the exhibi
tion." "Sakes alive, Joseph," she replied, "and
your poor sister expected to die at any min
ute! There, take the comb, and go, along
with yer. I do believe you had rather go to
that old exhibition than to go to tout own
The Week's Wind-Up Shows Im
provement in Produce Lines.
FRESH POULTRY AND GAME' FIRM
Heavy Grain and Hay Receipts, out Choice
Staff in Demand.
8DGAE- DEOFPlNGi COFFEE STEOKG
office of Pitts-bubo dispatch,!
Saturday. December 21. 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Commission merchants report a slight im
provement in trade the past day or two. The
week's windup certainly shows an improve
ment over its beginning. There is a good de
mand for fresh ponltry at higher prices than
last week, and from present appearances
Christmas turkey will be higher than was paid
at Thanksgiving. Western shippers have been
sending in small quantities of late on account
of soft weather. There is a better demand for
fresh game, and prices are higher. But old
stock is very dnll. the weather having, depre
ciated its value. Demand for apples and pota
toes has improved, and higher prices are al
most sure to be realized wbenJioliday doings
are at an end.
Butter Creamery. Elgin, S0S2c: Ohio do.
2SI29c: fresh dairy packed, 2527c; country
Be ans Navy band-picked beans, $2 252 30;
medium. S2 102 20.
Beeswax 2830c H tt for choice: low grade,
Cider Sand refined, S6 507GO; common,
S3 504 00; crab cider.SS 008 50 $ barrel; cider
vinegar, 1012c ? gallon.
Chestnuts 85 005 50 S bushel; walnuts,
6070c f? bushel.
CnEESE Ohio. llUKc; New York, UKc;
Llmburge'r, 9Kllc; domestic Sweitzer, 11
13Kc; imported Sweitzer, 23.
EGGS 2627c ?t dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apple., fancy, S3 503 00 ?! barrel;
California pears, S3 04 00 a box; cranberries.
Sll0012 00 ft barrel; Malaga grapes, large
barrel. S3 00.
Gaiee Squlrrels75c$l ft dozen: quail, SI 75
f) dozen; prairie chickens. t4 505 00 V dozen;
pheasants, $5 005 50 ft dozen: rabblts,3035c a
pair; venison saddle. 1012c Tp pound; venison
carcass, 79c V pound.
Feathers Extra live eeese, 6060c; No. li
do. 4045c: mixed lots, 3035c ft ft.
Poultry Live chickens, 5065c a pair;
dressed. 89c a pound; ducks, 6575c 3S pair;
geese, SI 251 30 ?? pair; live turkeys, 10llc
lb: dressed turkeys, 16lSc $3 ft.
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 Bs to bushel, 84 20
4 40 ft bushel; clover, large English. 62fts,S435
4 60, clover, Alsike. S8 00: clover, white, $9; timo
thy, choice, 45 Bis. SI 50; blue grass, extra clean,
14 fts. SI 2501 30; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts. SI 30;
orchard grass, M Bs. SI 40: red top, 14 Bs. $1 25;
millet, 50 Bs. SI 00: millet. 6070c $ bushel;
Hungarian grass, 50 fiv 65c, lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, S3 00 it bushel of 14 Bs.
Tallow Country, 4c; city rendered, 4J
, 'Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, S2 00
225; tancy, S4 005 00; Florida oranges, $3 00
2 50; Jamaica oranges. S3 O04 00 ft barrel;
bananas, SI 50 firsts. SI 00 good seconds, f
bunch; cocoanuts, S4 00fi)l 50 ?! hundred; figs,
8K9c ft B: dates ,56n $ B: new layer
figs. 12H15jc:new dates, 7c fi b.
Vegetables Potatoes, from store. 5560c;
on track, 4550c: cabbages, S7 008 00 a hun
dred; celery, 40c ft dozen: Jerseys, S4 004 25;
turnips, SI 001 50 a barrel; onions, SI 75 a bar
rel. Buckwheat Foour 2J2c $ pound.
The weakness of sugar the past week has cul
minated in another drop, as our quotations
will disclose. Package coffee loses none of its
firmness, bnt trade is quiet and the looked-for
rise is not likely' to materialize till the turn of
Greek Cojtee Fancy Rio, 2324c; choice
Rio, 2122c; prim- Rio, 20Kc, low crade. Rio,
18X19.Kc; old Government Java; 2728c; Mar
acaibo. 23U24$c; Mocha. 23K2c: Banto,
20K24c: Caracas. 2224c; peaberry. Rio, 23K
24c: La Guayra, 23K624C.
Roasted (in papers! Standard brands. 24c:
high grades. 2529c; old Government Java,
bulk. Sl33c; Maracalbot 2728c; Santos,
24X28c; peaberry, 28c; choice RIn, 25c;
prime Rio. 23Jfc; good Rio, 22Jc; ordinary, 21c.
Spicks (whole) Cloves, 1920c; allspice, 10c;
cassia. 8c: nenner. 17c: nntmeir- 70(SSOc . w
Peteoletjm (Jobbers' prices) 110 test 7Jc;
Ohio, 120, 8c; headlight, lio, 8Kc; water
wbite,10Kc; globe. 1414Kc; elalne. J4ic; car
nadine; Uc; royallne, lUi. globe red oil, H
MDTEBS'OtL No.l winter strained, 4647e
V gallomsummer, 4043c. Lard oil, 70c.
Btrups Corn syrup, 2830c; choice sugar
syrnp, 333Sc; prime sugar syrup, 8033c;
strictly prime. 3335c; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancr, new crop, 48o0c;
choice, 47c: medium. 3S43c: mixed, 4042c.
SODA Bi-carb in kegs. S35c; bi-carh in Jft,
Sia bi-carb, assorted packages, 5J6; sal
soda in kegs, lc: do granulated, 2c mLfr-
CANDLES-star, foil weight, 9c;steartae?M
set. 8Kc; parafflne, U12c. t? r
RICE Head, Carolina, 67c: choice, 6V
6Jf c: prime, 66e: Louisiana, 66!4c.
Starch Pearl, 2 c; cornstarch, o6c; gloss
Starch, 47c -
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins. 82 65: Lon
don layers. S3 90; California London layers.
-a -- . , - . ..... 7 r- --
S2 25; Valencia,7jc; Undara Valencia,oV8c;
sultana, 9Kc:currant4,55-c: Turkey prunes,
45c; French prunes, BgSJic: Salonica
prunes, in 2-B packages. 6c: cocoanuts, a 100,
SO 00; almonds, Lan.. ?) fi, 20c'f do. Ivica, 19c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nan.. 1415c: Sicily
filberts, 13c: Smyrna tigs, 1213c; new dates,
66Kc; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, U15c; cit
ron, $R ft, 1920c; lemon peel18c fl ft; orange
Dried Feuits Apples, sliced, per a, 6c, ap
pies, evaporated, 9c: apricots, California, evap
orated, 14Q16c; peaches, evaporated, pared,
262Sc: peaches. California, evaporated, un
pared, 1921c; cherries, pltted,1314c; cher
ries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evaporated.
25K26Kc; blackberries, 7K8c: huckleberries;
SUGAES Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c: granu
lated, 7c; confectioners' A, 6c; standard A.
6c; soft white, 6X5Kc; yellow, choice, 6
6Sc: yellow, good. Ofiltic: vellow. fair. SVCfi)
if '?-muscatels, w; uainornia. .muscatels,
65&; yellow, dark. SHc
Pickles Medium, bbls 11,200), 85 60; medi
um, half bbls (600). S3 21
HALIK0- J: bbl 95c: No- le bH a 03;
dairy. $1 bbl, Jl 20; coarse crystal. $ bbL $1 20;
Hlgglna' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, 3 80; Hlgglns'
Enreka, 16-14 a pockets. S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $2 00
2 25; 2ds, $1 651 80; extra peaches. S2 402 60;
pie peaches, 95c; finest com, Jl 00150: Hid Co.
corn. 754390c; red cherries, 90cSl; Lima beans.
Jl 20; soaked do. 85c; string do. 6065c: mar
rowfat peas, $1 lol 15; soaked peas, 70080c;
pineapples ?1 401 60; Bahama do,' ?1 75;
damson plnms, 95c; Greengages. SI 25;
egg plums, ?2 00; California pears. $2 60; do
greengages, SI 85; do egg plums, SI 85; extra
white cherries, f2 40; raspberries, 95cSl 10;
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, SI 301 40;
tomatoes, 8590c; salmon, 1-a, $1 651 90;
blackberries, 05c; succotash, 2 a cans, soaked.
90c; do green, 2-B, SI 251 60; corn beef, 2-ft
cans, 52 05; 14-B cans. S14; baked beans, SI 45
i ou; lousLei, i-jo, si oti du; mackerel, l-B
cans, broiled, SI 60; sardines, domestic lis,
S4 254 60: sardines, domestic. is. J6 7E7 Uk
sardines, imported, Js, Sll 6012 60; sardines,
importea. Ks, S18; sardines, mustard, S3 30;
sardines, spiced. S3 SO.
Fisn Extra No. l bloater mackerel, S36
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, mess,
$35: No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock. 4Kc V ft: do medium. fieon-e.' rod.
-6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's -cod in blocxs, 67fc. Herring
xvonnu bijure, ww Dnj.t spat, iu our laKe,
S2 75spi00-Bhalfbbl. White tlsb, $6 00 ffl 100
B half bbl. Lake front, 15 SO ?J half bbl. Fin
nan haddock. 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut. 13c V
a. Pickerel. X bbl. $2 C0; bbl. $1 10; Poto
mac herring, $5 00 W bll, $2 60 per hi bbL
OATMEAl-(J 006 25 ft bbl.
Grain, Floor nnd Feed.
Receipts, as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 39 cars. Uy Pittsbnrg, Ft Wayne and
Chicago, 2 cars of barley, 5 of hay, 1 of corn. 2
of feed, 4 of flour, 1 of oats, 1 of straw. By
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis, Scars of
oats. 11 of corn, 3 of bay, 1 of wheat. By Baltl
more and Ohio, 2 cars of hay, 2 of wheat. By
Pittsburg and Western, ,1 car- of hay. There
was- a single sale on call, namely, a car 61 No.
1 timothy hay at $11 00, b. and o. spot Total
receipts of grain and hay for the week were
265 cars, against 174 last week and 192 the pre
vious week. New shell corn is soft and slow.
Choice grades In ail qereU .lines are firm at
quotations. But all stuff of inferior aualitv
goes begging for customers.' Good hay and old
corn are very Arm.
Prices below aro for carload lots on track.
WHEAT-Now No.'2 red, 8586c; .No. 8,82
83c ' '
Coen No. 2 yellow, ear, 4243c: new 8637c;
blgh mixed, ear, 4041c; No. 2 yellow, shelled,
4242c; new. S536c: high mixed, shelled, 41
41Kc; mixed, shelled, 41041HC
OATS-No. 2 white, SOgSlc: extra, No. 8, 29
80c; mixed, 25gC8.
-.TT10-1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6S54c;
No. 1 Western, 61062c
Bakley Western, 4565c; Canada barley,
FliOtTB Jobbing prices Fancy winter and,
Ptf.nJ. ""cuts, S5 005 60;. winter straight,
V-ZSS ?:, c,ear "Inter. (4 004 25; straight
XXXX bakers', S3 608 75. Bye flour, S3 600
MriirEzi--lU4411a; fiii" whiteftlS 00,
f ki "'' "0
16 00 $ ton; brown mlSdUngs. S12 0014 00;
winter wheat bran, 111 26311 50; chop feed,
5 5016 00. ,,,,
HAY-Baled timothy, .No. .L IU6u12 00;
No. 2 do, J8 00Q10 00 loose, from wagon, 11 00
012 00. according-to quality: Na 2 prairie hay,
7 008 00: packing dcvS7 257.50.
Straw Oats, S6"75r00; wheat and rye
straw, 6 00 5 25.
Hams of all sizes, bacon and lard have been
reduced, as our quotations will disclose.
Sugas-cured hams, large, 8c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c; sugar-cured bams, small,
lOXc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 8c; sugar
cured shoulders, 5Jc; Sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 7Kc; sugar-cured California hams,
6c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sugar-cured
dried beef sets, 10c; -sugar-enred dried beer
rounds, 12c; bacon shoulders, 6c; bacon clear
sides, 7Xc; bacon clear bellies, 7Kc; dry salt
shoulders, 6c: dry. salt clear sides, 7c. Mess
pork, heavy, Sll 50;. mess' pork, family, 812 .
Lard Refined, in tierces, 5c; half-barrels,
6c; COB tubs, c; 20-B pails. 6c; 50-B tin cans.
6c; 8-B tin pails, 6Jic; 5-B tin palls, 6Kc; 10-B
tin pails, 6Vc; 5-B tin palls. 6Kc bmoked
sausage, long, 6c: large, 5c Fresh pork links,
9c Boneless ham. 10Kc Pigs feet, half bar
rel, $4 00; quarter barrel, $2 15.
The following prices are furnished by Armour
&, Co. on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550
Bs,5c; 560 to 650 Bs, 6c; 650'to7o0Bs, 6&6?ic.
Sheep, 8c ft B. Lambs, .9c B. Hogs. 5c ,
Fresh pork loins, 7c
Fentnroi of the Stock Market Here and
Elsewhere Money in Good Demand
and Plentiful Saturday's Quo-
lallons The OlIMnrkel.
Trade keeps up, remarkably well considering
the unseasonable weather. There has been
very little diminution in volume and no con
traction of prices. Even dealers in stocks and
oil were hopeful. They see in the present lull
a promise of better things to come. When the
yearly settlements are made and the evening
np process Is completed, money will be easier.
The holiday trade got a late start, but is In full
swing at last. Sales the last two days of the
week were enormous.
That all of the industries of the city, whether
mercantile or manufacturing, are in a prosper
ous condition is shown in the official statement
of the manager of the Clearing House that'ex
changes last week exceeded, by more tban
$2,000,000 those for the same time last yaer.
The feature of the stock market Saturday
was a further advance in Luster Mining Com
pany to 30 bid and 30)4 asked, 'with very little
offered. It was said the company had secured
new and improved machinery in San Francisco,
and had taken other steps to develop the prop
erty. Those on the Inside express confidence in
the final outcome of. the energetic operations of
those in control of the mine
Philadelphia Oas held its own on light offers,
and at the close exhibited symptoms of a rally.
The prospects of the company are said to hare
materially improved .r.unng the mqnth. Cen
tral Traction was a trifle stronger,'and Electric
iras up to 47 bid and IS asked. There was the
usual Saturday bidding on bank stocks, to keep
up quotations, but, while firm, they showed no
Brokers expect a revival after New Year's
and show it in their looks and actions. The
leeling yesterday was quite buoyant, and
trading brisk for a short day. The total sales
were 405 shares, contributed by Philadelphia
Gas, Luster and Central Traction.
Tne following tame snows tne prices 01 active
stocks on the Mew fork Stock Excnange yester
day. Corrected dally for The Dispatch by
Whitney ABtefuexson, oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of .New Y orx stock JCxcnange, 57 1'omth ave
Am. CotfonUU Trust., son
Am. Cotton on. .,
Atcn.. Top.&B.F..... 34)4
Canadian Pacific ..... ...
Canada Southern SIH
Central of Hew Jersey.l22)
Central faeinc '...
Chesaoeake A Ohio.... :si
C Bar. OuliieT.....107X
C .Mil. a St. xaul ... 71
a, Jlll.Aot. f.. pf,
C. BockL tf 99
C St. I & Pitts '
C St. L. & Pitts. PC. A1H
C St. f. M. JO...... 33il
c. st. P..M. A o.. nr. ....
C. Northwestern 111
C. ft northwestern, pf. .. .
C, C. O. & 1. .,.... ....
a. C. C. Al., nf 93
CoU Coal & Iron....... S)i
Col. Hocrine Vl .. .. ,
Del.. L. & V. 137)4
Del. A Hudson.
Denver AKloU '.
.E.T.. Vs, G.....; ....
E.T..VS. AUa.lst Pf. ....
K. T.. ,Viw4Ua.'iapr. ....
Illinois Central....;. .'.118X
Lake Erin A Western
-Lake Erie a West. pr.
Late Shore AM. S.-.-lOSH
Mlehlcan central...... BSM
Mo.. Bun. & Texas.... 113(
Missouri 1'aolflc 73
Mew Xotk Central.. ...lCSJi
M. Y L.JE.& W
H. Y..L.K. & W.pref.. M!
21. X.. a A St. L 17!4
m. x.. a ft st. l. pr..
-N.lt.. U ASt.L.2d Of ....
H.Y&N. IE 4414
S. Y O. ft W VlH
S orfolk a Western
-N orrolt' Western, pf. ....
Northern Tscine Sifi
1 nuruiera jracmc.
! Nortnern facinc nret Kit
unioft Mississippi...- ZEM
Oreidn Transcon US
Peo. Deb. ft Kvans
Phlladel. A Heading.. &
Pullman Palace Oar...lS3)4
Blehmona A W. P. T.. 214
KIchmond ft W.P.T.pf SOU.
St. P.. Minn, ft Man. .112
St. L. ft San Kran pf.. 39
Texas Pacific H
Union Paclflo SSH
Wabash prererred J2
Western Union 84
Whoeling & L. .... 6354
Sugar Trust. tSH
National rad Trust.. 1B!4
Ohlcago Gas Trust.... 43)4
Closing Bond Qaotntloos.
U. 8. 4s. re?..
M.K.ftT.Gen.51 . H
Mutual Union ss.... 10O
N.J. O. Int. Oert...lI3
Northern Pae. lsts.JISH
Northern Pae. 3ds..ll2
V. H. 4s. coup.,
U. 8. 4if, reg..
D. B. 4Ks, conn.... UAH
Missouri 0s 102!4
Tenn. new set. 6s. ..no
Tenn.new set, Se,.ioi4
Tenn. newset.Ss..,. T4H
Canada So. 2ds 9S
Orecon ft Trn. (IlIQJVi
SUU4I.M. Gen. 5s 90J
St. U ft 8. K. Oen.il. 112)4
St. Pan! ooniols ....129M
St. PI. Chi A p.i,u im
van. jracine. ibis.. ...irz
Uen. ftK. ii., lata.. .123
Den. A R. O. 4s...... 7894
Erie. Ms 1G0S4
U. R. AT. Gen. Ss.. 7H
Tx., PcL. O.Tr.Ks. SOX
union rse. Ists....ll3
West Shore 106X
Ateh. ft Ton., 1st 7s. 117
A. AT. Land Ort?s. Ill
Ateh. ATop.U. K... 3S4
Boston ft Altisny...:i5
Boston ft Jklalae.....a)0
C. B. . :..107H
Clnn. San. ft dore. UH
Eastern B. B. 8s ... .124)4
Flint ft Pen 31 22
nintiPprnM. nrd. fi2
Rutland, com 4
ttutiand preferred.. 52K
Wis. Central pr.... 63
Calomet ft Hacla....249
Bell Teiepnone 202
k Mexican uen. com.. 18)4
1 jucx.i'.iitmtir. dqs. esu
S. Y. A Amr nr
Santa ft copper,
N. Y. ft S.X. 7s
Philadelphia Atoeks. '
Closing qnoutlons or Philadelphia stock far
nlshed by Whitney ft Stephenson, broken. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Slew York stock ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania BaUroad. S2X
tteaamc 19 7-16
Buffalo, Pittsbnrg ft Western 7V
LehUh Valley 62it
uvuiKll Jftvisaviuu .
Northern X'aciuc preterred...
Featnres of the SInrker.
Corrected'dally By John M. OaKiey A Co., 45
Sixth street, members or the Pittsburg Petro
Opened IM Lowest 104
Highest 104HClosed ...".".104
Average runs 54,084
Average shipments 81,094
Average charters ,....... 31,322
Keflned, New York. 7.60c
Keflno,, London, ta.
Bellned, Antwerp. TiHt.
Ilellncd. Liverpool. l-16d.
Kenned. Bremen, 7.13m.
A. B. McQrew quotes: Puts,- Jl 03W: calls.
Nmr Toss-Pig iron -qnlet: American,
S16 6019 6U Copper unchanged. Lead steady;
domestic S3 9a Tin quiet and steady; straits.
$21 10. r. - "
When baby was sick-, we fjare her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she ctledfor Castorla,
When she became Miss, she-cluns to Castorla,
When she had Cbildrcn.she (rave them Castorla
A SKIPPER'S, SAY SO.
Sitting Upon a Coil on 'Bis Tied-Up
Craft, an Old Captain Talks.
WHAT THEY DO IN WINTERTIME.
Eiver Boatmen Always Detect the Work la
a City's Iron Hills.
IDLE PECCJADILL03 AND ' PECULATIOSS
HE skipper sat
on a coil of rope
in the bows of
the Maria Anne
we may as
well call her
that as theIron
City or the Jim
didn't look a bit
ner, as he pla
8 c h a n m and
blu e smoke
wreatus curling upward. It was Sunday
morning in Pittsburg and on allthisside of
the world, for that matter and the bells
clanged and chimed from the churches,
making a mighty to-do all over the city.
But the old skipper merely took in the bells
as he took in the iresh air and the sunshine.
He considered them as parts of the general
entertainment gotten up for his benefit, and
enjoyed them accordingly in a leisurely if
not undemonstrative manner. It was De
cember; but it was notDecember weather by
any manner of means. There was some sug
gestion of frost along the river bank, of
course; but'then the warmth and the sun
beams cast a glamor over Jack Frost's
mischief-making, till December ou the
Monongahela looked really.like May.
MEECTJRT AND A MAN '8 THIEST.
But our skipper! Little cared he which
of the four seasons danced the tight-rope of
the year. In the summer he drank his
beer, and liked it well; in the winter he
imbibed bis whisky, and liked it better.
During the balance of the 12 months
he alternated bis drinks, according 'to the
weather. , When the excesses of heat or
cold necessitate the stoppage of navigation,
then he drinks a little more tban usual.
Consequently weather is regarded by him
as a matter of drinks.
Sitting on his ropes, with the fragrant
j elf QutU Mad Only. Found Such a Seat!
odor ot the red-gold juice of the rye .linger
ing lovingly about his lips, be was accosted
by the ubiquitous Mr. P. Quill.
The extreme corner of the shipper's left
eye just lifted the least bit in the world and
fixed itself on the bold intruder for the
space of two seconds and a half. Then it
dropped, and a full and true portrait of Mr.
Quill was photographed on the mariner's
"How d,ye do?" remarked the Captain;
"won't you sit down?"
Mr. Quill looked up the deck and down
.the deck nay, he even glanced casually to
ward the water, for not a chair or stool or
even a rope coil of any description' conld he.
discern, witn- tne single exception 01 the
Captain's own throne.
"I I don't see anything to sit on," he
IMMATEKIAI, TO HIM.
"Oh! it don't matter, sir," said the skip
pei" "don't matter in the least. Sit down
where you like. Ton needn't apologize. I
"H'm! I guess I'll stand," said Mr.
Quill. "By the way, I want to have a talk
with you, Captain er Captain what did
you say your name was?"
"Didn't say my name wasnothin'," said,
the Captain. "What do you want to talk
""Well." blurted out the interviewer, "I
want to know what yon. rivermen do when
you are not working on the river during
the frost and ice season, for instance, or in
the beat of summer?"
"Wiy," replied the skipper, slowly roll
ing out ma words as though he were engaged
in covering them over with a 'solution of
tobacco smoke before sending them out into
the captious world, "why. some of us does
nothln', and some of the hands goes down
to; the dockyards,-on tbe Mississippi and
hammers away there; and some more of
them gets sent to tbe workhouse. If I was
to tell you what we all do, I'd have" a long,
long story, young man."
, "Are you off work long at a time?"
queried Mr. Quill.
"Well, sometimes we are; sometimes
we're not," replied the skipper. "It all
depends on the climate, I s'pose. In '87 we
were ofl for 15 weeks'. That was anrettv
bip can tie.
Some winters we only get off
Last summer was pretty bad;
nearly a month altogether, I
we were off
TOO MUCH WATEB.
"Why, I thought we had lots oT water last
sunyner?" put in Mr. Quill.
Up went the corner of the old Captain's
eye again, and he once more photographed
the interviewer. ''I reckon we had lots of
water, young man," the Captain said after
a painfnl . pause. "Indeea, anybody who
knew anything about the matter would say
we had a darn' sight too much water! We
had so much, in fact, that navigation was
almost impossible part of the time."
. "How do you like getting off work?"
asked the interviewer, anxious to change
"Why, sir, I like it fairly," the other re
plied. "It's always pleasant to sit at a fire
and let your wife cook for you and have
your children to talk to. Oh, yes. I like it
"Don't vou feel a sort of fanzine- to sen
the old boat again, when you're off?"
"Why, ifl want o see ier, all I've got
to do is to come down to the whari and
take a look. Any time X want, I can get on
board, just as jam now, and smoke and en
joy myself. No, sir, on the whole, I guess,
being at home is tbe best part of the trade.
You see, you have your two homes yodr
river home and your land home and you
can live in either just as you darn' please."
THE DECK HANDS FEEL IT.
"But about the boodle side of the ques
tion?" ' . .
"Oh! I take that as it comes," said the
skipper, knocking; the nshes out of his pipe,
which bad sow been smoked out. "We
captains are able to live quite comfortably,
even with the 15 weeks' worth of salary
knocked, off. It is the hands who feel the
pinch; but then they can nearly always get
some work or other to keeD them poise. A
iaW Jail; bat the great aajority manage
to eep ont, I was a hand once
myself, and had a pretty rough
time of it, I remember being off" once for
seten weeks. The first week, two others
and myself had a little money, and we
spent it, too, you bet I The second week we
were ont of cash, so we worked in a milt.
Bnt we got tired of that, and set np a wild
camp ot our own down near Chartiers. How
we lived I don't know, but we managed to
get along somehow. I'm afraid some of the
neighboring chicken coops got visited, and
I know we killed a pet terrier one day we
were very hungry; and very nice he tasted
after a short time over our "fire. "We would
have been driven to mill wort again, 6r to
water rats, if the thaw hadn't come and
navigation reopened. I'm happy to say,
though, that that was an unusual experi
ence. A SKTPPEB USED TO 8KIFPING
"There was another timq whenwe boarded
on "Water street, and skipped by the back
windows at the end of the first week. "We got
down to McKee'a Kocks and camped round
there. "Well. I stole something else that
time I stole my wife. Yes, sir; she and I
money she had, and got spliced there. When
I got back to Pittsburg I went to work and
paid mvlate landlady the week's board that
lowed her.. I never did like mill work, I'
must say. liiver work's no soft snap; but
it's heaven compared with mill labor.
I was greaser in two "or three mills
here, at different times, during
off-work times; and I nearly got cut up into
bits once or twice. I'd rather swim to JIc
Keesport and back than throw another
strap over another wheel in one of those
Here the old gentleman, got np from his
ropes, and looked around on all sides. "Say,
young man," be said, "this is Sunday I
know, and I don't keep no 'speak-easy' up
in that cabin 0' mine. But still, if you
wouldn't mind coming up eh?"
Mr. Quill didn't mind going np in the
IMPORTOiiAM LITTLE SDNSHINfi.
A Very Pretty Btory About a Little Girl's
Washington Post. I
Little Sunshine Is one of us up at our
boarding house. We call her Sunshine be
cause she looks.as if some playful fairy had
spilled an apronful of sunbeams on her
head. Still we should have to call her
Sunshine if her hair were black as mid
night, for she brightens every nook and
cranny of the.house.
Yesterday' her mamma there's a diction
ary word we do not like, this "mamma"
with its stilted accent at the end; the babies
call it "mama," and surely they know best
yesterday Sunshine's mamma brought a
package home with her. She carried it be
neath her cloak, but Sunshine's eyes are
very bright when Christmas time is near.
"Ob, mama, mama, let me see."
"No, my child."
"Yes, mama, please; please let me see."
"Not now, my child."
Little Sunshine stood in silence for a time,
philosophizing. Then she said:
".'Mama, will 00 let me see it now if I
promise to be dest'as much surprised when
00 div it to me Tris'mas?"
EIMING UP TBE 8HIHHS.
A Bootblack Gels a Register to Prevent
Employe Prom Stealing.
Asa Philadelphian stepped down from
the chair and surveyed his well-polished
boots with satislaction, the bootblacK rung
up the price of the shine on a primitive
looking concern, an imitation of the cash
registers thatj ornament the city's bars and
Philadelphian What in the world is
Bootblack Dat is de register, boss. Dat
tells how many shines I does.
Questioning brought out the statement
that this particular "shiner" was one of
several who were working for an employer,
and the crude register was .an invention of
the capitalisHo'prevent hir employes from
"knocking down" as the bootblack put It.
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