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MTUEES OF TEAM.
Klie fland-to-Moutli Policy Pursued
by Retailers ot Cheese.
SWEITZEE AKD L1HBUEQER SLOW,
flight Receipts of Cattle -at Litertyt Grade
E KA1AV lVAMIM
lEOGS PLEKTT aXD MiEEETS WEAE.
OFFICE OF PlTTSBTTEO DISPATCH, J
xuuksday. ueceniDerno, i&sa. i
A leading jobber of sweitxer cheese re
ports that volume of trade is larger than at
this time' last year, bat prices are lover all
along the line at least lo per pound. Said
"We were looking for onr goods to go up
ibutwere disappointed. The open weather
liiasenablea factories to seep running mucn
longer than their average time. "When
.(markets are treat and prices droop, as at
present, .retailers puisne the hand-to-month
policy and bay only what they need. As a re-
Isult jobbers are compelled to carry larger
stocks this .season than usual. When markets
fare weak we have to bear the burden. When
iithlogs are moving upward retailers bny more
As an evidence of the caution of retailers this
season one leading Jobber of domestic cheese
" said to-day: "The amount of cheese carried oy
i -jobbers here at this time is more than 3,000
5- IbaTpR annrA thn average si this time of the
." ... . - " ....
year, taking the past nve years as a Dasis."
j Liberty Live Stock.
Sit will be .seen by the accompanying report
that receipts of cattle for local trade were E00
ieau leas mui ivib wcui. wju j,uv ugau hh
t.l ..- 1. Ckl ...I.,.
yaauine previous wccii. ouiupcia kicwaio
tfit' jtiA f.nt !, MnMlfv tnxrrtm gull nHn UTOrfnrtS
-M.U ... -MM. UW.-.J, ,,..V ..,. j
5 ihave the lead in Christmas times and withhold
stock. Receipts of cattle, both through and
."local, this week are the lightest of the season.
iTwo weeks ago the number of through cattio
ireccivMi at TJbertv was R450 and this week
2,400. These figures indicate that other places
besides 1'lttsuurg are consuming mucn less oi
-beef these holiday times than usual. In this
1 week's receipts at East Liberty there were very
Piew prime catue. xne average was a buauu ue
Slow last week.
Few Active Buyers.
Bayers were scarcer than usual. Itisprob-
ti able that many of the regular buyers were
i cluing attention to Christmas turkeys and
uistocklngs. Certain it Is that regular haters
Pwere conspicuously absent.
The best price obtained for carload lots was
51 30. a drop of 1015c from last week. The
Jgrade, however, of the best offered this week
was below the best of last week's offerings.
Handy butcher cattle weighing from 1,100 to
1.300 pounds were fully 10c better than the same
grade a w eek ago owing to short supplies. The
run of sheep and lambs was light and demand
was light. Last week's prices were maintained,
but no more. Very choice wethers were firm
on account of their scarcity. Hogs are weak
and slow. Tbe outside unce to-dav ranees
gE from $3 T53 S5. At Chicago this morning, ac
3ivording to advices received by one of our lead-
b).Ui4 (JAWnV.n, W..V VWMV,W fl...... W. 0.WV.b.4
snogs was jo ou.
The Week at Liberty.
(Following is'a report of the past week's trans-
factions at the East Liberty yards:
9f CATTLE. nOGS. SHEXF
Ifet. Ihro'. I Local.
BThursday J,li .... 7.950 1.650
gFrldar 340 .... Z,J ,rsi
Hbaturday 3 200 . 440
Bbunday. SU 630 6,160 2,970
.Monday 60 190 2,475
RTnesday. 110 1.K3 1,870
Wednesday, 360 .... 1,350 1,760
S Total 1,400 1,340 28,210 11.440
R glistweek 3,570 2,150 23,875 13,200
jylPreTlonsweek.... 6.4j0 2,560 38,3501 15,730
j- naar ....... ......
.Last week. .......
- ' Hy TelecniDh.
. & NEW York. Beeves Recelnt. l am Toii
?s. Including 4S carloads tor home trade 'lauguter-
tfS. ers direct: a carloads for exportation alive and
. 5 carloads to be sold: there was no trading in
. beef cattle worth noting either yesterday or to-
dar; dressed beef had a fair demand at 57c
per pound for sides; exports, 2,800 quarter of
ibeef; to-day's Liverpool cable quotes American
,. "Srefrigerated beef slow at scant 8c per pound
9nd American beeves dull at 10J12c per
pound for the dressed weight, sinking the offal.
4; -Calves Receipts, 400; no demand to-day,
viand a very dull market yesterday; grass-"
' ers and Western calves nominally nuo-
. . ted at S 0003 25 per 100 pounds, veals at
. i vuuo uu. oueep rveceipis, o,2iju neaa; sneep
-4 closed dull at a redaction equal to jic per
pound; about steady at a like reduction. D 50
' 46 25 per 100 pounds; lambs at S5 257i;
jijf dressed mutton dnIlat8S10cperponnd;dressed
Chimbs qniet at 9llc; a few verv choice dressed
itf Hm?eiDE..at IIK116- Sogs-Eecelpts.
-gK,ia200 head; all for slaughterers direct: no trad-
jjj ing in hve hogs; nominally dull at S3 751 ia
tCmcAOO Cattle Kecelpts. 13,000 head:
shipments. 4,000 head: market slow, closing 10c
lower: beeves. $2 805; stockersand feeders.
S22 90; cows, bulls and mixed, $1 202 90;
Texas cattle, t22 75. Hogs Receipts, 13.000
head; shipments, 3.000head: market strong and
. oc higher; mixed, S3 03 65: heavy. S3 4503 70:
j-r ll(-ht S3 Hl33 Tn. clln, !59 t?c - T.'
l v-yu -v, b, WW.IM OUCCp lie
ceipu. i,uuu neaa;snipments, i,(iuo bead: mar
ket steady; natives, $3 505 40; Western corn
fed. 4 90; Texans. $33 75; lambs. S5G.
8T. Loins Cattle Receipts. TuO heart- nhtn.
ments. 100; market firm; good to fancy native
jf el,ers and feeders. C 00g3 15: range steers.
S2 003 DU. Hogs Receipts, 3,500 head: shlo-
tuents, IfOO; market higher: fair to choice
heavy, S3 50433 60: packing grades, S3 405 55
light, fair to best. 3 4003 SO. Sheen Rmwlnta
none: shipments, none: market strnnir fair
to choice, S3 404 90; lambs. S4 605 60.
Jt Kakbab Citt Cattle Receipts. 5.000 head:
i" shipments. ZOOO bead: market lOffiZOc low-
T&er; natives. S3 20i 40: cows. 11 50C82 40;
TWiEtockers and feeders, S2 003 oa Hogs
f ' Receipts. 10,000 head; shipments. 600 bead; mar-
rkt steady: all grades selling at El SXfliJE.i ks-
- .ii m. c-nz-so tx at -r, , X? .'
. uiuku,ww7ju4iu ouccp xveceipts, vuu neaa;
shipments, 6U0 bead; market steady; good to
Jchoice muttons, S44 75; stockers and feeders.
I S3 S04 00.
BUTFAT.O Cattle steadv and nnr.hiTicrofl.
. ceints. 129 loads throutrh. 5 for nale Khnen o
Elambs dull and heavy; lower tendency; receipts.
ceints, 25 loads through. 80 on sale: mediates
and heavy, S3 65; mixed, S3 70; Yorkers. S3 700
SiTR? nif-n f3 7WZ 7S- mni.1i, 9 mi&Q
iwub m.iuu,a m uu BAic xLugs 'Breaay; xe-
S75; pigs, S3 703 75; roughs, $3 003 25.
New York, December 25. Following the
Christmas holiday the drygoods market to-day
was featureless. The demand was restricted
to small transaction&r whether by mail or by
personal selection. Agents were delivering
many goods on nrevlous sales, and tn-io ?
Irtaple. as well as patterned fabrics. mnMnn
Sin an unusually good condition and under a
lrm tone, altbongh some articles kindred to
print cioins are less nrm in sympathy with
(the print cloth market. There was no ptan
INEW York Pie iron steadv. Rnnrwr rfnii
landjlrm: Lake. January, S4 25. Lead nominal;
tdomestic, S3 9a Tin quiet and steady at S2 15.
CULTEE OFFERED A JOB.
Boston Dime Hniemn Man Prefers Him to
n Wax Figure.
"SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THX DI6PATCH.1
LTOiomw TlMiAmlu. OA n4uAKK. ;.
eawuw., a'wwwu.wi a. AucuiuuneLuroi
aTdime museum in this city to-dav sent the
KSowinj; telegram to John Culver, the
juror in the Cronin murder case who came
inearmaldng the jury disagree, and who
. resointely opposed the death penalty.
" Bostoit. December 25.
4fe tTo John Culver, ex-Juror, Cronin murder case,
''-. T:vnston. 11L :
pwiat salary will you accept to exhibit
ronrself in my dime tnusenmT I am oblig-
fed:to use wax figures of tbe convicted mnrder
ersJas they are in jail. 1 have also a wax figure
U'rim-nn inT rTtTtr von npwmnallv tnr avI.it.1.
i.-'.tion. iViU guarantee you against violence.
9-- FHAM-: P. PiLLn-o,
' nULt.,M Tfllln-a WnrM'a UiiiAnm Un..,
, t" v m.
3booh to tbe people is Salvation OU.
flAnybodyfcan afford to pay 25 cents for a
No Vte In the Wheat Pk-Prkea Weake
Under Liberal Meriao-Ceni aid
Oats Weaker Perk. Almost
Chicago, December 28. The market in
wheat early ruled weak, and after opening at
about Tuesday's closing figures, prices gener
ally sagged of He then advanced c, ruled
steady, closing about Via lower. Only a moder
ate business was transacted, with the North
west represented as doing some selling early
and buying later. Eastern telegraphic commu
nication was interfered with, the wires being
down on account of storms, andno foreign
news was received, It being holiday season
The early weakness was not attributable to
any special reason other than there were fair
offerings and a limited demand. Bat around
82c for May there were some baying ordeis re
ceived. Tbe demand was stimulated some by
reports from the Southwest that the Hessian
fly abounded in some of the wheat fields in
central Missouri, and that damage to tbe grow
ing wheat bad apparently been done.
There was large trading in corn, the volnme
of business being unusually heavy and the
tendency again forlower prices. The continued
fine weather and the liberal receipts here and
in the Southwest were the chief weakening
factors. Large selling orders for May and July
for country account were on the market, and
tho sharp decline was due to the execution of
tbe same, tbe local crowd giving the market but
little support. The market opened K6c
lower than the closing prices of yesterday, was
weak, sold off in all KKC rallied Hc,
ruled steady, closing &o lower than Tues
Oats were active, but weaker and lower.
Fine weather, moderate receipts, lower prices
for corn and free selling for May by local and
outside parties, had a depressing effect on
values. Prices receded Xc the market
closing quiet at about inside figures.
A fairly active trade was reported in pork,
and the feeling was weak during tbe greater
portion of the session. Prices ruled 7K10c
lower and closed easy.
Lard Trading was only moderate. Prices
rnled 2K5c lower, and the market closed
steady at medium figures.
Trading was more active in ribs, bat the feel
ing was easy. Prices ruled 2c lower and tbe
market closed quiet
The leading futures ranged as follows
Wheat- No. 2, December, 77?S77-JJ77?j
77Kc:Jannaiy. 77Jj77JiQ77Jrt?ic;May, Siy
Cokk Noi January. yXg3GX303ic;
February. 30K30c: May, 3232tf3153ikc.
OATS jno. a, January, !SUMzu4t3sJfcc;
Mkss Poek, per bbL January. S912K9 Wi
69 02K9 05; February. S3 17j&9 22J9 15tJ
S 15; May, $9 ,5569 559 459 45.
Lard, per 100 Bis. January. $5 855 82;
February to 855 85; May, 8 00tg6 02XS6 00
Short Ribs, per 100 Ks. Jannary, $i 65;
March. H 751 754 72K61 72; May. S4 87K
Cash quotations were as follows: Floor dnll
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 77c: No. 2
red, 77c; No. 2 corn, 3lke. No. 2 oats, 20c Mo. 2
rye. 44Jc. No. 2 barley, 5S60c. No. 1 flaxseed.
Si 35. Prime timothy seed. SI 22. Mess
pork, per bbL S8 50. Lard, per 100 lbs,, S5 80.
Short nbs sides loose), $1 65. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed), S4 124 25. Short-clear
sides (boxed). $5 005 OS. bugars unchanged.
Receipts Flour, 19.000 barrels: wheat, 61.000
bushels: corn. 447.000 bushels; oats, 151,000
bushels; rye. 23.000 bushels: barley, 42,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour, 52,000 barrels; wheat,
21,000 bushels; corn, 374,000 burhels; oats.
139,000 bushels; rye, 9.000 bushels; barley, 43,000
On the Prodnce Exchange to-day the butter
market was dull: fancy creamery, 272c;
choice to fine, 1719c; finest dairies, 18f 20c;
New Yore Flour dull and heavy. Wheat
Spot dull and lower: options dull and ye&i.c
lower ana steady. Rye easy. Barley doll;
barley malt q olet. Corn Spot fairly active.
tjic lower ana wean; opuons active, yna.s
lower and steady. Oats Spot dull and Ion en
options moderately active and weaker. Hay
8uiet and steady. Hops strong and quiet,
offee Options 1520 points down; closed
steady; sales. 47,750 bagaincludlng December,
ia7515.b5c; January, la.7515.80c; February,
15.85c: March, 15.9015.95c: April, 15.95l&00c;
Mav, 16.00lo.05c; July, iai016.15c; August,
16.15c: September, 10.20316.25c: October. 18.15
16.20c; November, 18.15c; spot Rio quiet and
easy; fair cargoes, lOJic: No. 7, 17(x. Sugar
Raw, dull and nominal; fair refin
ing, 4c; centrifugals, V6-10c; refined, quiet.
Molasses New Orleans steady. Rice steady
and quiet. Tallow weakr city, 4Kc. Rosin
qu'et and firm. Turpentine dull and steadier
at43t44c. Eggs Freshin demand; Western,
26c; recelpts.2,3 Ji packages. Porkqniet:mess,un
spected.S10 2501060 extra prime,S9509 75. Cut
meats slow; middles inactive. Lard eaiser and
dnll; sales, 500 tierces Western steam at SG 15,
closing, S6 15 bid; option Sales, 3,000 tierces,
January. S6 1S6 15, closing 6 14 asked: Feb
rnary, S6 23 asked; March, So 266 30, closing,
$3 28 asked; May. S6 37428 29. closing, SO S7X
aJiked. i3utter dnll and weak; Elgin, 28029c;
Western-dairy. fl16ct Wisstern cfeAmery, U
27c; do lield 10lSc; do factory 718c Cheese
quiet and steady; Western, 810c.
Philadelphia Flonr quiet. Wheat Op
tions dull and firmly held; rejected, 6565c;
fair to good milling, 78QS5c; choice and fancv
longberrv, 8893;c: Nai red, December. 80K
net. and a shade
CAMCI, UIU .1U. UIACU ,U (lll ucuut, UHC,
new No. 2 high mixed, track and trrain dnnnt
O mtv.J f.. A ..I., it.. .. .,1
S9c: steamer, for local trade, $BlSJci No. 3 at
353Gc; Nn. 4 at 3435c: No. 2 mixed Decem
ber. 3IK3Sc; Januarv, Siii3!, February,
37KS7c: March, 37K3Sa Oats Car lots
declined )c; No. 8 white, S0KS303ic; No. 2
white, Slc; futures dull and Jc lower; No. 2
white, December, 30481Jic: January. 3tftie
30c; February. 3O-!0Kc; March. 303la
jL43 steauj; irennsyiTania nrsts, oc.
St. Loins Flour quiet. WheatThe market
ruled dull tilllate in tbe session, when selling be
came heavy, and the close was HK abovti
Tuesday. No. 2, December. 77Xc, closed at
77?ic bid; May. 81 K31c. closed at 8I?fc; Jnly.
7T?c, closed atTTJJc asked. Corn lower; No. 2
mixed, cash. 25Jc; December, closed at259
25Ue asked; year, 25J25;c, nominal; January,
25JI25c asked; February. 26c asked; March,
27c; May, 28Kcbld; Jnly,2c. Oats lower;
No. 2 cash. 20c asked; May, 21Jc asked: Jan
uary, 19c bid. Rye in better demand: 45c for
No. 2. Barley, more doing; Minnesota. 68c;
Wisconsin, February delivery. 50c. Provisions
dull, only a small demand; prices quotably un
changed. Minneapolis The two days' receipts were
271 cars andjshipments, 30cars. The early de
mand v.as slow, with holders asking about
Tuesday's figures. Bulxequentlv there was
more inquiry, and with a little shading in prices
the offerings were pretty well cleaned up. The
prospect for local stocks appears to indicate a
small increase. If there isanv. Closing quota
tions: No. 1 hard, December TSKc; January, 79c;
May. S3Jc: on track. 7980c; No. 1 Northern,
December. 6Vfc; January, 76c;-May, 81Jc; on
track, 773878c: No. 2 Northern December and
January, 73c; May. 78c; on track, 7376c.
Milwaukee Flour dull and steadv.
Wheat quiet: No. 2 spring on track, cash, 73
74c; May, Tejgc; No. 1 Northern, 82c. Com
easier: No. 3, on track, 28;29c. Oate Blow:
No. 2 white, on track. 2223c. Rye easier;
No. 1. in store. 44K44c Barley steady: No.
2, in store. 46Jc. Provisions qniet. Pork. S9 05.
Lard. S5S2K. Cheese unchanred: rhertrlnr.
Baltimore Provisions qniet and un
changed. Butter qniet Western, packed. 14
19c; best roll, 1719eS creamery, 2326c.
Eggs steady at 2223c. Coffee qniet; Rio fair
Toledo Cloverseed dnll and steady: cash,
December and January, S3 50.
TAEG A JA0KF TOGETHER.
Senator fjatt and General Alger Going
onth for a Few Days.
rsrECIAI. TILEGEAM TO TOT DISPATCH.!
New Xoek, December 26. Ex-Senator
Thomas C. Piatt is starting for -a ten-day
trip in the Sonth, tbe principal object of
which is the inspection of tbe Tennessee
Coal and Iron Company's properties, and
others in which he is interested.
General Eussell A. Alger, who is a large
stockholder in the Tennessee company, and
has other interests in the South, is to be
Mr. Piatt's companion, tbe jaunt being a
supplement or complement to the one to
Alaska they enjoyed last summer.
DirflTHEBIA IN DAKOTA.
The Disease Is Aianmtna; Serlona Propor'
lions In Several Localities.
Sioux Falls, S. D., December 20. In
telligence received in this cityjgives details
of serions ravages of scarlet fever and diph
theria in Campbell county. .Forty cases are
reported, 26 ot which proved fataL
Mitchell, Huron and Aberdeen 'also re
ported several deaths from these diseases.
Some of the public schools nave been closed.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
Whrn she became Miss, sbe clung to Castorla,
When she had Chlldxen.she gave them Castorla
BasiMee Hen See, Nothing bat Good
in the Outlook for Kext Year.
BIG DEAL IN THE FIRST WAED.
A Doable Investment Made Twenty lean
Ago Turns Oat Handsomely.
FIFTX MW BOUSES FOE EDGEW00D
Business was not of the rushing sort yes
terday, but there was enough of it to show
that it had not been entirely knocked out
by the holiday. Tuesday's sales made a
splendid showing in the Clearing House
Ihe most pleasing and satisfactory feature
of the situation is the feeling of confidence
in the future, which pervades all classes.
Bankers, brokers, merchants and manufac
turers alike are animated by high hopes
that the coming year will surpass all previous
ones in the volnme of trade.
The possibilities of 1890 are boundless, and
there is nothing in sight to warrant anticipa
tions of disaster of any kind.
The reported sale ot a lot of ground to the
Union Storage Co., mentioned in The Dis
patch yesterday, was fully confirmed later In
the day. The deal was made through the real
estate firm ot W. A. Herron A Sons. The lot is
situated at the corner of Liberty street and
Second avenue, and its dimensions are 60x160
feet. The exact price could not be learned, but
It Is understood to approximate S30.000. As
stated, the storage company will utilize .the
ground for a large and magnificent warehouse
which, as estimated, will cost S100.000.
This property was sold about 18 months ago
to a Michigan floor firm as a site for a ware
house for S22.50Q, bnt they changed their minds
about coming to Pittsburg and disposed ot tbe
lot to the present owners at a handsome profit.
An East End capitalist, who owns several
acres of land near Edgewood, is making ar
rangements to build 60 bouses there next
spring.'for sale or rent. As they will be con
venient to Swlssvale, where a large number of
men are employed at the Switch and Signal
Works, and close to Braddock andWilkins
burg, the Investment will no doubt prove a suc
A few months ago an interview with a prom
inent city architect was published in The Dis
patch, in which he stated that the time was
not far off when houses would be built of iron,
instead of wood. He gave as a reason for this
opinion that the lumber supply was becoming
scarcer every year, and would eventually com
mand such prices as to make it more costly
According to European advices, the construc
tion of Iron houses has already become a large
and Important industry in England, Belgium,
France and parts of Germany and Italy, and is
beginning to receive attention in the United
States. This is a matter of great importance to
Pittsburg, which, from her supremacy in the
iron trade, should lead m every now industrial
movement in which iron Is a component part.
A prominent life insurance agent of this city,
who lives near Point Breeze buns up bis stock
ing along with those of bis five boys, Christmas
"What do you think I gotf" be remarked yes
terday. "A dressing gown or a smoking cap, or a gold
headed cane 7"
"No, indeed, I got a monkey on a stick," be
replied, as he laughed heartily at the joke his
young hopefuls had played on him.
There were two very much surprised people
at McKeesport Christmas morning. They are
Germans, and are man and wife. When tbey
settled in McKeesport, the man without bis
wife's knowledge, made an investment which
was to run for 20 years. Later on, the wife hav
ing some spare money, did the same thing with
out her husband's knowledge. It was to ran 15
The time expired on Tuesday, and each, still
withont the other's knowledge, received a
checkiorthe amount duo $500 to the husband,
and 1,000 to tbe wife. Ihe hnsband put his
check in bis wife's stocking as a Christmas
gift. Sbo did the same for her husband. When
they were found Christmas morning there was
a surprise all round, and tbe story leaked out.
The deals were made through a Pittsburg in
surance firm. t
Ko tenant should more into a house until sat
isfied that the building Is in good sanitary re
pair. It is much easier to get repairs made be
fore occupancy than afterward. Besides there
is the danger to health, even if the unsanitary
conditions are endured but a short time. Don't
rely on getting damages from the landlord.
That is not what you want You want health
and no amount of damages will secure that.
Know that the residence is sanitarily perfect,
and the sense of security from disease which
you will feel will repay all trouble.
The citizens of Boston are desirous of im
proving their building laws- A committee hav
ing the matter in hand are discussing the bost
methods of guarding against fire. It has been
said that the recent fire was caused by electric
wires. Whether that fact is established or
not, the dangers from that source will be pro
vided for. It is already intimated that insur
ance companies will insist on tbe insertion of a
fusible plug on every telephone or telegraph
wire entering a building, and no material capa
ble of being carbonized will be allowed on J
switch boards and cnt-onTs.
TWO GOOSE EGGS.
Nothing Doing la Stocks, Bnt a Strong Feel
Ing Behind Tbem.
Some quotations were made bnt there was
no actual business at either of tbe stock calls
yesterday. Both resulted in goose eggs. There
was said to be a fair amount of orders on band
but they didn't fit the market.
Bnt while there were no transactions the feel
ing was decidedly bullish, and almost every
thing bid on was higher. Luster was bid np to
S5Jic with none offered nnder 50. Tbe par val
ue is 10. Philadelphia Gas was another strong
feature. Electric held its own and a little
more, ss did tbe tractions.
Bid. Asked. Hid. Alted.
flrnmnerrlal a- Hank. 9ft
Citizens Mat. Bank... 64)j
Rxchauxe Ka. Jiani... 8i)
Third Mat. Bank 1M
Allemanma insurance, vt
(lmrtlers Valler (i.Co.
Peoples N. O. k P. Co.
Pennsylvania Gas Co
Columbia OU Co.
Pitts. Traction 47)4
Pitts.. A. & Jlan......
1'ltts. A Lake iSrle....
Pitts. Cln. ABUlAjuls.
Pt.. Va. AC It. It. Co..
N. Y. & CI. G. C. Co..
La Norla Mining Co...
Luster Mining Co
lankceUlrl Mining Co
Union H. A Signal Co..
George li. Hill it Co. sold 75 shares of Pitts
burg Traction at 47K J. F. Stark sold 50 shares
of Pittsburg Traction at-47K
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 98,100 shares, including: Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western, 20,600; Missouri Pa
cific, 13,063; Readlngr45,900.
Alcn. ft Top. It. K. pf W
Boston & Albany.. .21 5J
Rutland prererrea.. so
U Is, Central, com... S4K
Wis. Central pr.... g
Calnmet A Hecla....2S9
Huron ....!.. 3
Osceola, , 20
Uell Telepnone 201
Boston Land fl
Water Power 7K
San Diego 20
Santa ,Fe copper 1.40
C B. t 107ft
Uun. San. A cure. :4
Kastern R. K. 131
Eastern it. II. M ....124
Flints FereM 22
Flint l-erM. nfd. (2
Mexican Cen. com 17
.a. i. Aiewiuu:,
H. Y. 411.E.7S..
doting Quotation' of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Mew York Stock Bx
ehanre. BI'l. Asked.
t-euniTiraniaisuiroaa.... ,. kim
Keaaihk is i-;
Butraio, Fituburg A Western
iionnernfMiM .. ........ 7X 75
BETTER THAN EXPECT! D.
Fair Baalnesa at tbe Banks and Cask a
Business at tbe banks was nothing to brag of
yesterday, bnt better than expected so soon
after the greatest holiday of the year. There
was a moderate demand for discounts, and
checking and depositing were fair. There was
no change in rates, but they were slightly
Tuesday's business, as reflected in the Clear
ing House statement, was large, the exchanges
being $2,657,215 26 and the balances S337.S22 63.
Currency was in better supply, but still rather
Money on call at New YorE yesteraay wss
tight, rangingfrom 8 to 15 percent; last loan, 15;
closed offered at 15. Prime mercantile paper.
5M7K. Sterling exchange quiet and weak
at ti WA for 60-day bills and Si 84 for demand.
U. S. 4s,RC..,
U. B. 4a, coup.
U. S. 4K. res,
. K. T nra.Sa . etH
Mutual Union 66.... 100.S
N. J. C. Intr Cert...l 2H
Northern 1'ac lta..UB?a
nivron Jk Tnm- fla.104
U. 8. 4K coup.,.. 104
Loulsianastampedla 94 .
Missouri es ,U.102H
Tenn. new net. Ss... 109 M
Tenn. new set. M....lu2)i
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 7iH
Canada Bo. 2ds 96JJ
Oen. PaeiOo.lsts 113
Den. AK. a., UU...II7K
Den. A B.G. ...,.. 79
Erie, Ms 101
M.ILT. Gen. e.. 74
3t.L. 4 1. M. (Jen. a 90
St. L.& a. V. Qen.iL II2X
Si. Paul consols ..,.129
union xrac. jsu..."ift
West (Shore loai
New Tore Clearings, 8135,920,505; balances,
Boston Clearings, 116,410,071; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, 13,687,434; bal
Baltimore Clearings. S2.508.417: balances,
Paris Three per cent rentes 87f82Hcfor
Chicago Bank clearings, S13.334.00a New
York exchange at par. Money, 6 per cent on
call, and 68J 8 per cent for time loans.
OIL STILL KESTING.
More Feeling Than Bnslness In the Mar
ket NarrowSAll Tbronob.
Tbe oil market was dull and expressionless
yesterday until just before tbe close, when it
brightened up a little on a small amount of
baying. Tracing was light, however, all day.
The bull movement originated in New York,
but an attempt to follow It up here was entirely
unsuccessful. Brokers bad no use for tbe stuff
and outsiders wouldn't take it. The opening
was SI 03, highest SI 03, lowest SI 03, closing
SI 03, showing a range of c.
Certificates were reported scarce, bnt the
apathy which prevailed and the narrow range
of prices had a contrary appearance to an out
sider. Wednesday's clearances were 364,000
J. M. Oakley & Co. received the following
from their New York correspondents, Watson
& Gibson, yesterday: Evidence continues to
accumulate of very important expansion on
the market for Russian petroleum in tbe far
East, and ot increased energy and enterprise
In developing and marketing the Russian pe
troleum product. Batoum.tbo port of ship
ment of petroleum.on tbe Black Sea, is reached
by tneTranscaucasian Railway. 660 miles from
Baku, the seat of the Russian petroleum Indus
try. As we have frequently said before, one
obstacle to tbe exportation of Russian oil has
been tbe cost of transportation over this line of
road, particularly owing to tho heavy grades
over the Suram pass, 3,000 feet above sea level.
It is perhaps not generally known, however.
that a pipe line Is constructing, which will be
ready for operation early in the coming spring,
that will overcome a large portion of this diffi
culty, and consequently Increase the capacity
of the railway and cheapen the cost of trans
portation overit, .
Consular statistics show that the exports of
Illuminating oil from the port ot Batoumlast
year were 109,000,000 gallons, against 42.000,000
gallons the preceding year, and as large ship
ments were made by railway to Austria, the
actual increase of exports from Batoum was
considerably greater than tbe figures show.
The Shanghai Mercury for the 22d of August
last, says that one of the most striking fea
tures of China trade statistics is the rapid
growth of the import ot Russian kerosene Into
that country. It says that while previous to
January!, 18S9, no Russian Oil had been re
ceived at tbe port of Ningpo during tbe first
quarter of this year the receipts of Russian
oil wnicn tnen nrst oegan. amounted to in.ww,
000 gallons, against 287.240 gallons ot American
oil, while In the second quarter the Russian
receipts were 169,000, against the American
Russian oil was also introdnced this year for
tbe first time at Manila, and tbe energy with
which Russian refiners are pushing out for
trade has resulted in a lowering ot prices in tbe
far East for American oik and as the trade in
that region is not so fastidious in its reqaire-
meau, we are lncuuea to ueucTO taat in oraep
to profitably meet the- growing Compemrdifot
Russia, American refiners will be compelled to
utilize tbe cheaper grade oil of Ohio.
In this view of the case we are compelled to
believo that thero must bo a closer approxima
tion of the market value of Ohio ana Pennsyl
vania crude, and this is perhaps as likely to be
arrived at by a lowering of the price of Penn
sylvania oil as by any exceptional advance in
the Ohio product
Other Oil Markets.
Oil Ottt. December 26. Petroleum opened
at II 02; highest, SI 03K; lowest, SI 02; dosed,
Bradford. December 28. Opened at SI 03;
closed, SI 03; highest, II 03K; lowest, SI 03.
TmravrLLE, Decembers!. Opened at 51 02;
highest, SI 03i; lowest, SI 02; closed, SI 03-
Jiktv York, December 26. Petroleum dull
and tbe movement was very narrow. The
opening was steady at SI 02. and light buying
caused an advance to SI U. Interest then
died out. and the market closed dull at SI 03.
Stock Kxhange: Opening, SI 02k; highest;
SI 03J.J: lowest, SI 02K; closing, SI Ol Consoli
dated Exchange: Opening, SI 02V; highest,
SI 03: lowest, SI 02; closing, SI 03. Sales, 84,
Fentares of Ibo Market.
Corrected dally by John M. Oasuey A Co., 46
Sixth street, members of tbe Pittsburg Petro
Opened ....103 I Lowest ..,.103
Highest 103KUoted ; 103 J,
Average runs 54.S9S
Average shipments 78,212
Average charters , 26,391
Kenned. KewXork. 7.60c.
KeflneC, London. 6d.
IteOned, Antwerp, KHt.
Kenned, Liverpool. 6 l-16d.
Kenned, Bremen, 7.13m.
A. B. McGrew qnotes: Puts, fl 02V: calls.
51031M. 7 X
SOME LIFE LEFT.
Real Estate Moves Slowly Alter tbe BoIN
dny A Few Good Deals.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a large block of
property In the First ward, corner Liberty and
Second arenne; size 60x160 feet. The pur
chasers wero the Union Storage Company, of
Pittsburg, who intend erecting a large cold
storage warehouse covering tbe entire lot, and
to be six or eight stories high, with the latest
improvements in the line of cola storage. Tho
price approximates $30,000.
W. C. Stewart, 114 Fourth avenue, sold for
James Steen, a brick dwelling located onTJu
quesne Heights, to a prominent business man,
for $7,600 cash.
Black & Balrd, 95 Fourth avenue, sold to J.
C, Williams lot No. 544 in tho original plan of
Homestead, for SLO0O. ,-
Ewing fc Byers, 83 Federal street, sold for J.
G. Qnigley to George Strayer.a two-story frame
house of four rooms and attic, with lot 14x45
feet, being No. 179 Kush street. Sixth ward,
-ajiegnenv,xor ci,ow casn.
Samuel W. Black & Co.. 99 Fourth avenue.
sold No. 4,block "B," Denny estate pIan,Thlrty
third street, on tbe north side of Melwood
avenue,Thirteenth ward; size 25x100 to an alley.'
DULL AND NABROW.
Trading In Knllroad Shares Down to Zero
London Slock , Exchange Closed
Sugar Bought on a
NEwToBK.T)ecember 28. Owing to the elos
ing of the London Stock Exchango to-day and
the extremely slim attendance at the board, tbe
bnslness done in stocks here was on the same
limited scale as that of Tuesday, and the fluc
tuations except in a half dozen stocks, which
monopolized all tbe interest 'tn the speculation,
were made within a range of less than half jief
cent The features of tbe forenoon's opera
tions were the selling of Lackawanna and
Beading short to a limited extent and the buy
ing of Sugar Eeflneries in response to the
widely distributing points to bny which were
circulated at tho opening ot bnslness. The
Coal stocks were sensibly affected by tbe con
tinned unseasonable weather and reports of a
partial cessation of work in the collieries, bnt
lit'Je Impression was mado npon their prices.
Tbe endeavor fn tbe afternoon to recoup the
short sales of the foronoon resulted in an ad
vance which completely lped out the losses
of the morning. Sugar was bought on a story
that the capital stock was to be reduced by a
cancellation of certificates, It jaado a mo
terlal advance is the foreaoon, rising 3 per
CMt from Its lowest, na&Ily closed with a sjaia
of 1 for the day. Pacific Mall was streag alea
on the rumors of increased compensation for
the transportation of tbe malls, bat it occupied
a small place in the marker. There was fair
trading in Missouri Pacific, which after a de
cline of J In the early dealings, fully recov
ered, the dealings in tbe stock possessing no
particular significance. Tennessee Coal made
one of its spurts.
The opening prices were generally un
changed, though one or two stocks showed
fractional declines. The general list presented
a firm front almosttbroughout tbe whole day,
the fluctuations were so small that no charac
ter was given to the dealings, and lu the after
noon the market was as near total stagnation
as It is possible to get. Tbe close was dull, but
steady to firm at about opening figures. The
final changes are for Insignificant fractions,
except In Tennessee Coal, which rose IK-
Railroad bonds as usual were more active
than stocks, the business aggregating 96S,000,
but the market failed to present as strong a
front as usual ot late and weakness was the
principal feature In the forenoon, while abet
ter tone prevailed later in the dav. The deal
ings are without feature of interest and the
final chances are Irregular.
Tbe JPoiC financial article says: There was a
disposition manifested to-day to look for lower
prices for tbe next week, owing to the Con
tinued closeness of the money market, which
can scarcely be relieved much until after tbe
first of tbe year. Call loans in the forenoon
were 9, 7 and 9 per cent, and thongh these rates
wonld of themselves not check speculation, tbe
apprehensions of a temporary pinch before the
interest and divideua disbursements conld re
lieve the money market do have an effect,
which In conjunction with the usual holiday
dullness, makes lower prices.
Tbe rouowinar tame snows itne prices 01 active
stocks on tbe Mew York Stock xenange yester
day. Corrected dally for Tux Dispatch by
Whttxet A Htxphesson. oldest Pittsburg mem
ber! of Hew xorx utocx ttxebange. 67 lrourtU avenue:
est- ttt. 151c".
32)4 31k 31 f
37)4 2634 36K
S4 M 33
72 71 72X
SIX S6K 66
10s' lai'fi lcnn
70 70X 10
1H 1HH IMS
89.X 9S 93
54 33S K
M1K 1UH 111
... .. . 142
70l; 7014 70
38), 3S) 38
1954 19M 19
Unii MSH l&jSj
'.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. an
X 9M H
iYi wi 21
nan us) Hsu
18 18 17)4
64 OH 63
mx 108 hex
S6X ss MX
98 83 97 M
u im "H
71 71 71?s
iosk las'.i ios)
27H 27 27
17X 17)4 H
44 41)4 434
SDH 20 20)4
19 J9 19
7J 75 75
35 34V UM
37)4 36)2 ZVi
ss zm zf-i
IS9M 189x 1SSK
211, ZJM SIX
39 39 88
21 K 21 21
69M CS'i 691,
Zlfi IIH 31 H
83)4 S3)4 83)4
6894 68H 67k
C7H UU 74
193 19 18
43? 43 OX
ing. Am. Cotton Oil Trust., xai
Am. Cotton ou. 37
Atcn.. Xop.Aa.F..... 34
Canadian PaclUe 77
Canada sjonthern 57
Central of Hew Jersey
Cnesaneake A Ohio,.
C Bar. A Outlier. ....107K
C itli. &. St raul.... 70S
U, ilU.A8t.f-. pr....lHJs
C, KocEL AP
U, DU U A Pitts
a, St. L. A Pitts, pf.
C. 3t.P..M. AO 34
a. at. p..m. ao.. pr. ....
CAMortbwestern. pr. .. .
C, a. C. A 1 70K
c c. c a i.. or
Col. Coal 4 Iron 3SK
Col. A Rocking Val .. 10M
Del.. L. A V. 1301
Del. A Hnrtson
llenver A K10 .. ol... ...
K.T.. Va.AUa - m
E.T..Va. AUa.lst pf. ....
t a.. Va. Alia. 2d pr. ZIX
Illinois Central. 118
Late criAA western.. ii
Lake trie A West. pr.. 64
Lae Snore AM. a...1085
Louisville AH ash vine. 88
Mlcblnn Csntral V3
Mo.. Kan. A Texas.... 11
llMOuri Pacific 71H -
Mew fork Central K&
. V.. L. E. A (V 27
. y.. a a at u nx
N. x a A St L. pf.
v.x.. u. ABt.i.. id or ....
M. Y AM. 15 42H
M. y.. U. A W 20J4
Norfolk A Western.... 19
Morrolk Western. pf. . .
-Norm em trtcine pref. 7SH
Oblo A Mississippi..,.. UK
Oregon Improvement. ....
Oregon Xranscon as
Peo. Dec A Kvani
Pnlladel. A Heading.. 3S
Pullman Palace Oor...l89!4
Richmond A W. P. T .. 21
Klchmond A W.P.T.pf ....
8UX A San Fran
SU li. A San Jrran pr.. 89
st.ii. A ban jr. 1st pr.
Texas Pacific 21
Union Padno 69H
Wabash preferred l
Western Union SIM
Wheeling A L. jC...... 68 jj
Sugar Trnst. SS
National Lead TrnsU. 1K
Chicago Uas Trust.... 43
K. J. Btoney, Jr., has been elected to fill a
vacancy in tbe .Board of Directors of the
Anchor Savings Bank.
The annual meeting of the Standard Under
ground Cable Company will be held at the
Westinghouse building on January 21.
John B. Barbour, formerly with J. S. Mc
Kelvy, has become identified with Ilea Bros. &
Co., and yesterday represented that firm at the
After this dato the Assistant Treasurer of
the United States at New York will receive
only United States notes and silver certificates
for deposits on account of shipments of cur
rency irom jvasmngton.
ThERX are 63 banks in Allegheny county,
representing $101,220,700. These figures do not
of course Include tho resource of numerous
private bankers, which would make a 'consid
erable item; nor do they take into account the
many budding and loan associations, which
perform somo of the functions of a bank.
The demand for local bonds is most satis
factory and is daily on tbe increase. The re
demption of abont 5500,000 ot Allegheny
County 5s tbe first of tbe year has started the
holders of these bonds to hunt for equally good
Investments, and it is safe to say almost all tbo
proceeds ot these bonds will be reinvested in
S. S. Pinkerton has declined tbe nomina
tion for Second Vice President ot the Pitts
burg Petroleum. Stock and Metal Exchange,
in favor of A. J. Lawrence, who has expressed
his willingness to serve. Mr. Pinkerton will
probaby be chosen as a director. It is ex
pected there will be some pretty warm work at
tbe election, which will take place January 2.
The deal in the Avery Church property, on
Virgin alley, reported yesterday, was not a cash 1
sale. It was traded for a lotflOO by 764 f eet,
corner Center avenue and- Grove street, on
whlkh there are 14 houses, owned by E. B.
Mahood, tbe Liberty street grain merchant.!
It was a double deal on tbe part of the agents
by which both the railroad and church people
got what they wanted.
Tbe over-Issue of stock by James J. West,
tbe Chicago editor, has been noticed in The
Dispatch, together with his sentence to tbe
penitentiary. If the stock certificates had been
registered, this over-issue could not have oc
curred. The Union Transfer and Trust Com
pany, of this city, make a specialty of this busi
ness, to which the attention of managers and
directors of corporations Is directed.
LDTCUEREI) IN 11EE SLEEP.
A Jealons Man Kills His Wife and Then
Speingfield, Mass., December 26. A
most revolting crime was committed this
morning at Ludlow, John Bassette, a mill
band employed by tbe Ludlow Manufactur
ing Company, killing bis wife and attempt
ing suicide. Bassette was insanely jealous
of his wife, and so far as known without
reason, and bad frequently threatened her
lite, though little attention was paid to it.
He bought a revolver two weeks ago with
tbe avowed purpose ot killing her.
At 3 o'clock this morning Bassette called
to his eldest son Horace to come down stairs
and sit with his mother, who was sick, while
he went for tbe doctor, and then went out,
while tbe young man came down and sat in
the kitchen. His parents slept in a room off
the kitchen. He called his mother several
times, but as she did not answer he supposed
she was sleeping, and did not enter the
Meanwhile Bassette had gone to Officer
Trombley's house and surrendered himself.
saying mat ne-nau Kiiieu uu wiie, auu
evincing much satisfaction with his crime.
-He said he was suffering from wounds sbe
had inflicted on him, hut said he "had
finished her up in good shape." On exam
ination six wounds were lonnd, two stabs
near the heart, two in the left side, and two
deep, jagged gashes over the stomach, from
which ne has little, if any, chance of re
covery. K0 USE F0KTI1E LEPERS.
The Marine Hospital Service Will Establish
Some Quarantine Regulations.
"Washington-, December 26. At tbe
last annual meeting of the American Pub
lic Health Association, at Brooklyn, K. Y.,
a resolution was adopted calling upon the
officers of the United States Marine Hospi
tal Service to exercise the same watchful
vigilance to prevent tbe introduction Into
the United States of persons suffering from
leprosy as it does to prevent the introduc
tion ot yellow fever, cholera, etc.
In accordance with the tenor ot tbis reso
lution Surgeon General Hamilton has pre
pared a series of resolutions, having thisend
4n view, which will be sent to tbe proper
officials for their guidance in dealing with
persons suffering from this disease. Ihe
resolutions have bees approved by the
lull Which Follows Holidays Im
ported by Produce Men.
SOPPLIES 0FP00LTEY CLEANED DP
All Cereals Are ' Steady; xcepting Sew
Com, Which-Is Sick.
COFFEE OPTIONS FIE1T SUGAE WIAX
OrMCE OK PITTSBURG! DISPATCH,
Thubsdat. December 28. 1888L J
Conntrr Prodnce Jobbing Price.
The usual loll which follows, holiday trade is
here. Everything in the poultry line was
cleaned up at outside prices early yesterday
morning. W. H. McQowan. Liberty street com
mission merchant, reports a growing demand
for nnpalled poultry. Said he: "InNewTork
any other kind of poultry Is forbidden to be
sold by law, and tbe time is coming when this
will be the law here. Poultry with the entrails
in will keep mncb longer than that with entrails
out, and In a season such as this the people
realize the importance of neglecting nothing
that will help to keep the stock from taint.
Large quantities of poultry were sold in this
martet the past few days which baa passed tbe
border line of sweetness and which would have
been all right If the entrails had been let
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 3032c; Ohio do,
2S9c: fresh dairy packed, 2527c; country
Beaks Navy hand-picked beans, 2 25492 30;
medium. $2 102 20.
Beeswax 2830c f) & for choice; low grade,
ClDEK Sand refined, 18 507 SO; common,
S3 504 00: crab clder.SS 008 60 $ barrel;cider
vinegar, 1012c f. gallon.
Chestnuts 5 00S 60 $ bushel; walnuts,
6070c tft bushel.
Cheese Ohio, llllc; New York, llWc;
Limburper, 9Kllc; domestic Bweitzer, 110
13Kc; imported Sweitzer, 23X-
EGOS 2125c 1 dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apple., fancy, $2 603 00 p barrel;
California pears. 3 6034 00 a box: cranberries.
tll0012 00 fl barrel; Jlalaga grapes, large
barrel. 8 00.'
Game Sqnlrrels.75cfl fl dozen: quail, SI 73
f) dozen; prairie chickens. H 605 00 f) dozen;
pheasants, f5 006 50 f dozen: rabbits,3035c a
pair; venison saddle. 1012c ft ponnd; venison
carcass, 79c V pound.
Feathsbs Extra live ceeae, 6060c; No. I,
do, 4045c: mixed lots. 3035c f) B.
Pouitrt Live chickens, 50065c a pair;
dressed. 8tfc a pound; ducks, 65Q75c ?1 pair;
(reese, SI 251 30 $l-pafr:lire turkeys, 12013c
ft: dressed turkeys, 16018c $1 lb.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel. $4 20
4 40 y b usbel; clover, large English. 62 fts, S4 35
4 60. clover, Alsite. $8 00: clover, white, $9; timo
thv. choice. 45 fts. Si 50; blue grass, extra clean,
14 fts. 1 2501 30; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts. SI 30;
orchard grass, 11 &s. SI 40: red top, 14 fts. SI 25;
millet, 50 fts, 51 00: millet. 600c fl bushel;
Hungarian grass, 60 fti, 65c, lawn grass, mix
ture 01 nne grasses, wuJt Dnsnei 01 14 ds.
tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, 4fo
Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, S2 00
225; fancy, H 0025 00; Florida oranges, S3 00
2 50; Jamaica oranges. $3 004 00 $) barrel;
bananas, SI GO firsts, SI 00 good seconds, fl
bnnch; cocoannts, 54 004 60 13 hundred; figs,
8KQ9c ff Si; dates ,5M6Kc $ ft: new layer
figs, 12K15Kc; new dates. 7c fl ft.
Vegetables Potatoes, from store, 5560c;
on track, 4550c; cabbages, $7 008 00 a hun
dred; celery. 40c f) dozen: Jerseys. S4 004 25;
turnips, SI 001 60 a barrel; onions, SI 75 a bar
rel. Buckwheat Flour 22c fl pound.
Oreen coffee is now within He of the highest
price reached two weeks ago. Options in East
ern markets are in favor of bulls. The general
feeling is that higher prices will be reached
after the holidays. Package coffee is un
changed, but steady. Sugars are weak. Gen
eral groceries are quiet, as is their custom prior
to January settlements.
Green Coffee Fancy Bio, 2324c; choice
Rio, 2122c; prime Rlo,20c; low gradeBib.
18K19Kc; old Government Java, '2728c; Mar
acatbo, 23K21jC; Mocha, 28K2a5'e: Banto,
20K24cj Caracas'. 2202-tc; peaberry, ftio, 23
24c: La Guayra, 23K&21C
Boasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades. 2529c; old Government Java,
bnlk. SlUBiXSc: Maracalbo. 27028c: Santos.
24K28Kc; peaberry, 28c; choice Rio, 25c;
prime Kio, 23c: good Bio, 22Kc; ordinary, 21 c
Spices (whole) Cloves, 1920c; allspice, 10c;
cassia, 8c; pepper, 17c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petbolkum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7Jc;
Ohio, 120; oKciTieadlight; UOP, 8Kc; water
white, 10Kcfgiuhe,1414Kc;elaIne, 14cr car
nadine, UXe; royaline, IW; globe red oil, 11
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 4647o
V gaIIon;summer, 4043c Lard oil, 70a
Struts Corn syrop, 2830c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugar syrnp, 3033c;
strictly prime. 3335c; new maple syrnp, 00c
N.O. Molasses Fancy, new crop, 4850c;
choice, 47c: medium. 3S13c; mixed, 4o42c
Soda Bi-carb In kegs. 33Jic; bl-carb in Ks.
5c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegS, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles tar, full weight, 9c; stearine, fl
set. 8Xc; paraffine, ll12c
Bice Head. Carolina, 67c: choice, 6
6c; prime, 5X6c: Louisiana, 66c
Starch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch, 66c: gloss
starch. 47c v
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 00; California London layers,
S2 75; Muscatels, 82 40; California Musoatels,
S2 25:VaIencia,7jc;Ondara Valencia,8e8c;
sultana, 0Xc;currants,oK5; Turkey prunes,
45c; French prunes, 69c: Salonlca
prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8Kc: cocoannts, $) 100,
S6 00; almonds, Lan., ) ft, 20c; do. lvica, 19c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.. 1415c: Sicily
nluerts, 13c: Smyrna figs, 1213c; new dates.
tj4$oc; Brazil nnts, iuc; pecans, iiHiioc; cit
ron, ft ID,
, 1920cj lemon peel, 18c fl tt; orange
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c, ap
ples, evaporated, 9c: apricots, California, evap
orated, I4loc; peaches, evaporated, pared,
2628c; peaches California, evaporated, un
pared. 192Ic; cherries, pltted,1314Kc; cher
ries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evaporated,
25K26Kc; blackberries, 7Xoc;huckleberrie3,
SUGARS Cubes, 7Kc; powdered, 7Jic; granu
lated, 6c; confectioners, 6c; standard A,
6c; soft white, 66lc; yellow, choice, 59i
5jlc; yellow, good. 5&c; yellow, fair, S
vsct jeiiuw, uiuk,tv.
PICKLES Medium, bbls (l.aJOJ, lb 60; medi
um, half bbls (600). S3 25.
Halt No. 1, ft bbl, 93c; No. 1 ex, JJ bbl, SI 03;
dairy, f) bbl, SI JO; coarse crystal. 7 bbl, SI 20:
HIggins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, S2 80; Higgins'
Eureka, 16-14 & pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goons Standard peaches, S2 00
2 2S;2ds, SI 65I SO; extra peaches, S3 402 60;
pie peaches, 95c: finest corn, SI 00 1 SO; Hid Co.
corn, 7o90c; red cherries, 90cSl; Lima beans,
SI 20;8oaked do, 85; string do, 6063c: mar
rowfat was, SI 101 IS; soaked peas, 70880c;
pineapples SI nl SO; Bahama do, $1 75;
damson plums, 95c; Greengages. SI ZS;
egg plums, S3 00; Calif ornia pears. $2 SO; do
greengages, SI 85; do egg plums, SI 83; extra
white cherries. S3 40; raspberries, B5cSl 10;
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, SI 301 40;
tomatoes, tj390c; salmon, 1-tt, SI 6S1 90;
blackberries, 65c; succotash, 2 lb cans, soaked,
90c: do ereen. '2.1b. SI 251 50; corn beef. 2-&
cans. S2 05; 11-& cans. S14: baked beans, SI 45
1 SO; lobstei, 1-ft. SI 7601 80; mackerel, 1-B.
cans, broiled. SI SO: sardines, domestic V.n.
S4 254 SO; sardines, domestic Ks. 6 757 (X);
sardines, imported, ifi, Sll S012 60; sardines,
imported, Ks, 518; sardines, mustard, S3 30;
sardines, spiced, S3 60.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S38 fl
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, mess,
$36: No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c fl &; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocKs, 67Kc Herring
Round shore, S4 SO f) bbL; split, S6 50; lake,
S2 751100-IIhalfbbL White fish, SS 00 100
& half bbl. Lake trout, 85 60 fl half bbl. Fin
nan haddock, 10c it ft, Iceland halibut. 13c ft
ft. Pickerel, jf bbl. 82 00; U bbl, 81 10; Poto
mac herring, So 00 ft bhl, U 50 per bbL
Oatmeal 56 00S8 23 fl bbL
Grain, Flonr and Feed.
Sales on call at the Grain Exchange, 1 car
sample screenings, 86, 5 days, elevator; 3 cars of
No. 2 white oats, 28c, January delivery. Re
ceipts as bulletined, 40 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft.
Wayne and Chicago, 2 cars of oats, 3 of bay. 4
of Hour, 2 of rye, 1 of barley, 1 of wheat. By
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis, 3 cars of
bay. 5 of corn. 6 of oats, 1 of rye, 1 of wheat.
By Baltimore and Ohio, 3 cars of bay, 1 of oats,
lot corn. ByPittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of
bran, 1 of flour, 3 of rye. By Pittsburg and
Western, 1 car of hay. All cereals are steady,
with the exception of now corn, which is re
ported very sick.
Prices below are for carload lots on track.
Wheat New No. 2 red,8586c; No. 8,82
CORN No. 2 yellow, ear, new. S6g37c: blgh
mixed, ear, 404Ic; No. 2 yellow, shelled, old,
41J242c; new, 3530c; high mixed, shelled, 40
Oats No. 2 white, 2929Kc; extra, Nc 3,
JJ&atXWc! mixed. 2CE)27.
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, S354c; '
xio.1 vy estem, vnsiotv.
Barley Western, 45965c: Canaaa barley,
FWrtnt Jobbing .prices Fancy winter and
spring patents. So 0635 SO: winter straight.
Him k; clear wiatw, H OW. 36; straight
XXXXtasn',SSSNJ7CBfa flar,S8 58
MHxraxs-KlddllefK, Im white, S15 069
MM V too; blown MlddlkHp. 12 0SI4 00;
wir wheat bran. lll.aSSU 60; chop feed,
HAT Baled timothy, Ko. 1, Sll 604J12 00:
No. 2 do, S8 004310 00; loose from wagon. SU 00
12 00. according to quality: No. 2 prairie bay,
97 OStfS 00: packing do. 37 257 50.
Straw Oats. W75g7 00; wheat and rye
straw.W 008 25.
Bagar-cnred hams, larse, sc; sugar-cured
haras, medium, 10c: sugar-cared bams, small,
10Kc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 8c; sugar
cared shoulders, 5c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 7Jc; sngar-enred California hams,
6c; sugar-cured dried beet flats. 9c; sngar-enred
dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, 12c; bacon shoulders. 6c: bacon clear
sides, 7c; bacon clear bellies, 7Jcr dry salt
shoulders, c; dry salt clear sides, 7c Mess
pork.heavy, Sll GO; mess pork, family, J12 00.
Lard Refined, in tierces, 5c; half-barrels,
8c; 60S. tubs, 6Kc: 20-lb palls. 6c; 50-ft tin cans.
6cr 3-ft tin pails; 6Kc; 6-ft tin pails, 6Kc; 10-
tin pails, 6c; o-B tin -palls. 6Kc Smoked
sausage, long, 5c: large, 5c Fresh pork links,
8c. Boneless hams, 10Xc- Pigs' feet, half bar
rel, H 00; quarter barrel, S3 15.
The following prices are furnished by Armour
& Co. on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650
fts, 5c; 5oO to 650 fts, 6c; 650 to 750 fts, 6XS6XC.
Sheep. 8c V ft. Lambs, 80 ft ft. Hogs. 5c.
Fresh pork loins, 7c.
.LITE NEWS IS BRIEF.
The Secretary otlhe. Treasury has accepted
the resignations of la. B. Moore, Collector of
Customs at Dulutb. and D. P. Asbury, Super
vising Inspector of Steam Vessels at St. Louis.
Clarence Mart, a Moline, DL, painter,
plunged a knife into William Chatterton, lead
ing man of a traveling dramatic company, yes
terday, and the doctors say the victim cannot
General Boulanger denies the reports that
he hasbeen engaged to deliver a course of
lectnres in tbe United States. He says he
never thought of going on a lecturing tour in
The main building of the Western College
at Toledo, Iowa, was burned yesterday, only a
part of tbe library and the contents of tbe
treasury being saved. The loss Is 1150,000: in
There is a mysterious discrepancy In the
accounts of the stanm clerks of the Chicago
postoffice. The shortage is almost continuous,
and every effort to straighten matters has
Congressman Bynum will introduce a reso
lution In Congress for an investigation of the
failure ot District Attorney Chambers to have
Colonel W. N. Dudley arrested because of tbe
"Blocks of Five" letter.
John Cain, who was shot In the abdomen p
.Baltimore unnstmas morning, died yesterday
at- the City Hospital. Charles Yates who is
charged with doing the shooting, Is held for the
action of the Coroner's Inquest.
Two young men, John P. Jones and William
H. Palmer, of Baneor. Pa., were found dead in
a room at the Pacific Hotel at Bethlehem. Fa.,
this morning. They had blown out the gas be
fore retiring, and were asphyxiated.
At Dewitt, near Syracuse, N. T.. two aged
women, living by themselves, were found yes
terday morning asphyxiated by coal gas. One
is dead and tbe other will die. Their names
were Sarah Demeriet, aged 80, and Charlotte
Thompson, aged 7U.
Miss Sarah F. N Ichols. a well-known society
lady of Lowell, Mass., disappeared Christmas
flight. Sbe went out to post a letter, and has
not been seen since In her room was a note
saying: "Forgive and forget." The affair is
Involved in mystery.
Despite the orders issued by the Govern
ment prohibiting the holding of meetings by
members of the Salvation Army in Switzer
land, members of that organization continue to
bold open-air meetings in Geneva. The au
thorities bave decided to adopt vigorous meas
ures to suppress.
The City of Kingston, which used to ply up
and down the Hudson river, and which was
sold some time ago, to the Northern Pacifio
itauroaa company tor tnernget eonna trade,
is proceeding safely bnt slowly to ber new
home by the way of Cape Horn. She has just
been heard of at Barbadoes.
The Wabash Manufacturing Company, of
Chicago, has made an assignment for the bene
fit or its creditors. Its liabilities are estimated
at $200,000, and the assets at a little less than
that. Tbe failure grows out of the recent fail
ure of tbe affiliated firms of J. Q. Preble & Co.
and Sheffield & Co., who are in the same line of
business in New York.
Judge Patterson, of the New York Supreme
Court, yesterday handed down a decision in tbe
snit of A. Gerushem & Co., stockholders of the
old Houston and Texas Central Railroad Com
pany, containing an iniunction restraining the
Central Trust Company, as trustee. C. P. Hunt
ington and others from issuing stock of the re
organized Houston and Texas Central Railway
The steamship Slrins, which left Rio
Janeiro December 4 and arrived at New York
yesterday, reports that several foreign war
ships, among them the United States steamer
Richmond, bad arrived In the harbor, and that
quietness reigned In the city; but that a riot
bad taken place in the Bio Grande district, al
though no particulars could bedearned at the
time of sailing.
Edward Gumbs, r the confidential book
keeper and accountant for tbe Cincinnati,
Washington and Baltimore, and Ohio and Mis
sissippi Railway Companies, was arrested and
locked up on the charge of embezzlement. The
warrant for bis arrest was sworn to by S. T.
McLaughlin, general manager of tbe Conti
nental Line; It charges the stealing of $1,000.
After Gumbs was locked up he acknowledged
A BEVY COMET DISC0YERED.
Prof. Brooks, of the Smith Observatory,
Makes His Third Find.
GiarETA, N. Y., December 26. Prof.
Brooks, director of Smith Observatory, dis
covered a new comet this evening. Its
position is as follows: Right ascension, 18
hours 23 minutes; declination north, Hi
degrees 40 minutes, with a slow westerly
The comet is bright and telescopic This
makes the third comet discovered by Prof.
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