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BEADING THE LEADER.
"HoTinq Up on Rumors and the
Campaign Against the Shorts.
I'BIQ ADVANCES AT THE CLOSE,
Especially $n New England, Northern
Pacific and Distillers.
'BONDS STRONGER AND MORE ACTIVE
New York, Spt 22. The coal situation
Attracted attention chiefly because of the
movement in the Beading securities. This
is attributed to a squeeze of the shorts,
and while the new rumors ot a change in
the status of the combination that Jersey
Central will become the lessee of both
Reading and Lehigh Valley meet with but
few believers, the interest displayed in the
stock market centers entirely in
Beading, though the activity and
strength in that stock are powerless
either to stimulate trading in the rest
of the list or to impart more than a firm
temper to the trading. The threatening
aspect of Trunk Line affairs, notwithstand
ing the withdrawal of an obnoxious rate by
the Nickel Plate, and the even less enconr
agine prospects farther West in the railroad
world, acted as deterrent in the stock mar
ket, and until a more promising state of
affairs is developed it will be hardly possi
ble .'or a movement conSned to one group of
stocks to lavorably allect the rest ot the
The temper of the traders was favorable
to a rally and Loudon was to a limited ex
tent a buyer ot Louisville and Nashville at
the lowest prices, but the withdrawal of
ontside support to the speculation was
clearly marked and the dullness was not
relieved. The opening was made at only
slight chauges from last evening's prices.
The pressure upon Louisville ana Burling
ton was continued with some effect, but
there was no pressure to sell in any other
portion of the market nnd while both lost
farjte tractions, both later in the day were
lined materially, responding to the firm
temper displayed by everything ele on the
The Hebrew holiday contributed in a
f:roat measure to the dullness in the general
1st, but there is no reason to suppose the
ab--enteos hud not seen that their interests
were protected, and with the growth of the
bull sentiment in the board there was a
gratlfving increase in the amount of busi
ness done among the leading share Prices
moved up almost steadily thloughout the
Among the stocts which became promi
nent for actiritv and strength late in the
day weie Xew England, Northern Pacific
preferred and Distillers, and all scored sub
stantial improvement toward the close. The
inaiket finally closed active and stiongat
or near the best figures of the day.
Railroad bonds furnished the most en
couraging featnres of the market, their in
crease in activity reflecting an increasing
intoiest on the part of investors, and while
the Atchison incomes and the Northern
Pacific 5s weie specially prominent in the
dealings the trading extended to a larger
number of high class issues than for some
time past. The Readings w ere strong and
both the 2ds and 3ds were moved up m
Government bonds were dull and steady.
Close of the list:
U. S. 4sreg.... I13HMctual Union 6s.,
II. b 4s coup my .N.J. C. Int. Cert
u. a. 2S.... JIM
Pacific 6s of '05 107
Lotiis'na stamped 4s. 92
Turn, new set 6s... ."100
"Jean new sel5s....100
Northern Pac. 2ds.114
Northw'n Consols. .137H
X'w'n Deb. 5s ins
StL. A I. M.Gen. Ss S3!j
Teun. new set 3s..... 74H
Canada So. 2d. ...... 101
St. Paul Consols 12;U
M.P..C, A P.1SU....119
T. P.L.G.Tr. Kcts... HI
Oii.racmc ists -ire
Den. A H. G. 10U...11SS
Den. K.U. (s. .S3
M.. K. A T. Gen. 6s. 78
51., K A T. Gen.Ss..H
T.P.R G.Tr. Kcts... SI
union nc. ista.... ,106)4.
tVest Shore 102U
U. G. W. ists TS
Mining shares closed as follows:
Cholor 90 Plymouth
Crown Point ......... 1M) falerra Nevada,
Cun Cai. a vi. 340
Deadwood ...... 19u
Union Con i7j
Yellow Jacket 90
Iron Silver. no
Gould & Curry HO
Hale A Noroross ..... 220
Homes take ....1400
Mexican...... ........ lsr
(Quicksilver pfd. 160
Bulwer . 23
The total sales of stocks to-day were 317,
S30 shares, including: Atchison, 4,000; Chi
cago Gas, 10.600; Erie, 7,500; Louisville and
Nashvllle.lS. 100; Missouri Paciflc,4,800; North
ern Paciho preterred, 15,800; New England,
12,900. Reading. 187,100; St. Paul, 8,200; StlPaul
and Omaha, 4,700.
J. 8. Bacho A Co. to Oakley & Co.: "The
bulls showed their strength in Heading,
which advanced on enormous trading and
bur buying of the shorts. tVe estimate that
the short interest to-night in Beading N re
duced by 20,000 shares. The rise in ti.'a
siock was attended by reports that Mr.
Boberts, of the Pennsylvania, was going to
make an agreement with the Beading, and
that the threatened war between the Penn
sylvania and other coal roads was altogether
averted. Although the market is a little
more active, still it is entirely professional.
The short interest in some stocks is very
largo indeed, and for that reason a smart
rally can come about at anv moment. A
great deal in to-morrow's market will de
pend upon whether tho Europeans are will
Jng to snppoit their favorite stocks against
attacks by the bears."
Trie following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the Arw York btoek Exchange, corrected
ially for The PITTSBURG Dispatch by hllney
btephenson. oldest Pittsburg members of X ew
York Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Am. Cotton Oil ....
Am. Cotton oil, pfd.
Am. bug. Itenn. Co.
A. b. It- Co.. pM.
Atcli..T. Ad. K
Canadian Pacific. .
Central or S.J......
Chesapeake & Ohio..
UiO. Jt pfd
C. io. 2rtnfd
C'nicago Gas Trust...,
C. B. SOulncv
C Mil &bt. Paul..
C, M. A b P.. pfd..
C. Rockl. A P
a. St. P.. M. A O. .
C A Northwestern..
c an. pra ,
C t .. c. a I ....,
Col Coal & Iron...
Col. A Hock. Val..
Del. Lack. A W...,
Del A Hudson.....
Den. A Rio G.. pfd,.
ni.u r . i ru6i...
E. T.. Va. A G
Lake Erie AW
Lakehric A .pfd
j.ake snore dt 31. 9..
1 ouisvllle A Nash...
Mobile A Olilo
Nat. Cordage Co ...
Nat. Cor. Co.. pfd..
Nat. Lead Co
N at. Lead Co.. pfd..
N. Y. On
N. Y.. C. Abt. I,....
N Y.. 1 E. A . .
S. Y..L..R.A W.pfd
N.Y. AN E........
N. Y.. O. A V
Norfolk A Western
Norfolk A West, pfd
Northern Pacific ...
Northern Pac pfd..
Peoria, Dec. A Ev..
Phil. A Read
P.. C. C. Abt. L...
P .CCA bt. L. pfd
a uiiiiisu i Micr ,ar.
icn. i. r. t...
Rich. A XV. P.T..pfd
St. P. A D. pfd
i-t. P.. M. A M..
Dnlon Pacific ,
AVabash. pfd ,
w. al. r. ,
W.A L. E., pfd...
B. A O
WHEAT IS HIGHER,
Sentiment Changes From the Bear to the
Bull Side Heavy Holdings of the
Plungers Corn, Oat and Provisions
Chicago, Sept. M. Wheat was fairly
active on the Board of Trade to day, and
barring a brief period of weakness in the
yearly trading, the tone of the market was
1 iow,,,jf uuw uimuna. vtuies were a
j viwud unovr, tuuugu quotations were no
1 ulgber, ana domestic markets showed llttl
change, Wliile there was little in the move
ment of other conditions that was muoh
more bullish than when prices rM a cent
lower. But sentiment seemed o have
turned largely to the bull side
during the last few days and there
was a good class of buying, with
little for sale. The impression has gone oat
that during the last few days there hays
been Ilea vy purchases by prominent parties
for investment. Sid Kent is credited with a
long line of 2,000,000 bushels. Bloom with
over 1,000,000, Linn fully 1,000,000, with many
others holding from 250,000 to 500,000 each.
This absorption has not only brought a
strong element into the market, bnt has
taken up much of the surplus and relieved
trade of any selling pressure. Roohe has
returned from "the Northwest and brings a
gloomy aocount of the situation there and
savs that in many sootlons of Southern
Minnesota the wheat will not pay for har
vesting. All these influences have combined
to make a firm market, at least for the time
being. December opened Ha lower at 73o,
and atter minor fluctuations advanced to
7to, closing strong at 77c
corn opened lower and weak for a time,
on account of the continued fine weather
and absence ot frosts in the corn belt, the
lact that the receipts overran the estimates
and (that the grading continues high.
Later, when wheat strengthened, corn took
an up turn, helped some by reports of a oold
wave, but the advance did not hold. Octo
ber opened Je lower at 45c, sold at- 450,
advanoed to 46c, reacted to 45X. advanced
to 46c, but broke Again and closed at 45?io.
Oats were firm in the early dealings, but
bnt broke later, following the course of
corn, but rallied with that cereal toward
the close and closed within a point of the
top figures of the day and He under yester
day's final figures.
Hog products were dull and featureless at
a somewhat lower range of figures during
most of the session, though pork and lard
recovered the loss. Bibs, nowevor, closed
10c lower for the near futures.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steady and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat,
74c: No. 3 spring wheat, 66666c; No. 8 red,
74c: No. 2 corn, iSUc; No. 2 oats, S3c; No. 2
white, 84c: No. 8 whito, 8233c; No. 2 rye,
87c; No. 2 barlev, 6566c; No. S f.ab, 4585c;
No. 1 f.o.b. SS57c: No. 1 flaxseed, 107&;
prime timothy seed, si 70. Aiess port, per
barrel, $10 1510 20: lard, per iw nonnas,
$7 40: short ribs sides (loose), $7 37X07 50;
dry salted shoulders (boxed), $6 806 90;
short clear sides (boxed), 7 90795. Whisky,
distillers' finished goods, per gallon, $115.
Sugar Cut loat unchanged.
Receipts Flour. 13,000 barrels; wheat, 298,
000 bushels; corn. 280,000 bushels; oats, 298,000
bushels: ryo, 14,000 bushels; barley, 72,000
Shipments Flour, 14,000 barrels: wheat,
356,000 bushels; corn, 300,000 bushels; oats,
257.000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels; barley, 19,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the but
ter market was higher; creamery, 1724Xc;
dairy, 1722c Ejgs firmer at 1919c.
Range or the leading intnres, farnlsbed by John
U Oakley A Co., bankers and brokers. No. 45
Decern Der.. ..
January. 6 12
Car receipts for to-day 'Wheat, 422: corn, 438;
oats. 244. Lstlmates for to-morrow 'Wheat, 467;
corn, 23; oats, IX.
New York Flocr Receipts, 24,600 pack
ages; exports, 6,600 barreli, 7,800 sacks; aetlye
and steadier, holders asking higher prices;
sales, 27,800 barrels.
Coksmkal steady and qn!e
Wheat Receipts, 152,000 bushels: exports
101,000 bushels;sa!es, 1,005,000 bushels futures,
144,000 bushels spot; spot moderately active
and firmer: No. 2 reef, 79c in store and
elevator, 80e afloat, 7980$e, f. o. b.:
Na 3 red, 7Sc; ungraded red. 7282c;
Not 1 Northern, 6c; Na 2 do. 81c; No. 1
hard. 89io: No 3 Chicago. S5e:
No. 2 Milnuukee. 780; Na S spring, Tilc;
No. 2 Milwaukee, "80 Options wore dull;
opened weak at a decline of J-K on large
receipts and an increase east ot the Rockies
and on the Pacific coast, reacted lljc with
the West and free covering by aborts with
cables firmer, closing firm at$QQver
yesterday's; Na 2 red September, 76V
STSVio, closing at 79ic; October, 782
79?j;c, closing at 79c; November, 80
Sic, closing at 81c; December, 8115-16
SUVic, closing at E3c: March, 868Jo, clos
lns at 87c; May, E880o, closing at 88Jc.
Rye firm and quiet.
Cons Receipts, 192,000 bushels; exports,
17.000 bushels; sales, 1,000,000 bushels futures,
95,000 bushels spot; spot dull and weaker;
No. 2, 5353e elevator, B0VS53$o afloat;
''intruded mixed, 5358Kc; options opened
weak and declined ou no frost in the West,
free offerings and weak West; advanced K
c on decrease east of the Rockies and with
wheat closlnir firm at J43X under yester
day. Soptember,53c; Oetober,83S3c,clos
ing at 53Kc; November. 53J54c, closing
at 54c: December, 5455c, closing at S3c;
Mav. 55g503o, olosins at5bc
Oats Receipts, 109 000 bushels; exports,
1,000 bushels: sales, 200,000 bushels futures,
161,000 bushels spot; spots firmer and fairly
active; options quiet and firmer; Septem
ber, S6SS7c. cfosinz at 37c; Ootobor,
37l37c, closing at 37c; November, 38
082c, eiosinir at33Jc; December. 8939c,
closing at 39c: No. 2 white,3S3SKc: mixed
esiern, aaimnsc; wuue ao, ssioc; Aa
Bat dull and weak.
Hops quiet and steady; Pacific coast, 17
Gkoceries Coffee options opened strong
5 to 35 points up, closed steady 20 to 30 up;
sales. 48 250 bags, including September,
14.6514.70c: October, 14.3514.50c; Novem
ber, ll.3014.40c: December, 14.1514.35c.
January, 14.25I4.S0c; FeDruarj-. 14S0o;
March, 14.1514.25c; May, 14.2014.S0c: spot
Rio qulotanu firmer; No.7,15c. Sugar Raw
quiet and firm, refined fairly active and firm.
Molasses Foreign nominal: New Orleans
dull and steady. Rice firm and active.
Cottosseed on, firm and quiet; yellow,
Tallow steady and quiet;city ($2forpkgs),
liosiK dull nnd steady.
TunpEXTiKE dull and steady.
Eoqs fairly steady; receipts, 10,450 paok-age-.
JIides quiet and steady.
Hoo pnonrjcre Pork moderate demand;
steady. Cntmeats firm and scarce; pickled
bellies, Sc bid; middles quiet; short clear,
$9 00. Lard firm; quiet; Western steam,
$7 77V.C. Sale'. 750 tierces: ontiona Sales.
none; September closed at $7 78, and October
at $7 75; nominal.
Daiby products Butter quiet; steady;
St. Louis Flour steady and unchanged.
Wheat opened easy, but rallied and ad
vanced steadily to the close on the strength
at Chicago, tho end Being "PI Na 2
red cash higher at 69c: September, 68Ji
ff)3.rn nlnntncr at i?qa l,frl. rt.ni.. m7A
70c, closinir at "OJc; Deco'tnher, 725i734o,
closinj at 73JJc; May, 7tK8ic, closing at
8OH0 asked. Corn opened low er and on crop
conditions closed JiGJJo off: No. 2 cash
hlirherat 42?c; Senteniocr, 42o nominal;
October, 42ki3c. closlcz at 42?fo asked;
December, 42&42c closing at 420 asked;
year, 42o nominal; May, 45c aked. Oats
dull and firmer; Na 2 cash, 29Kc; Septem
ber, 29Jic nominal; October, 29Jgc, closing at
SOo bid; Mav, 36c asked. Rye higher; east
side, 52c bid. Barley steady: spot sold at
63c Bran, 53c at mill. Hay firm and un
changed. Flaxseed higher at $1 04. 1 imothy
seed, $1 501 75. Clover seed, $5 255 35.
Corn meal teady at tt 252 85 on orders,
Philadelphia Flour slow and weak.
Wheat opened a shade easier- but afterward
recovered ana closed JJo figlion No 2 red
in export elevator. 75c; No. 2 red, spot, 'iUQ
75JJc: October. 76S76ic;November,77U77ko:
December, 7979Kc Corn in absence of
speculative trading, prices ot options wholly
nominal; local car lots qnlet; ungraded
mixed on track, 54e. No. 2 mixed, for local
trade, 55c: No. 2 mixed, September, 53S53fc;
October, 5252icj November, 6353c; De
cember, 5252)$c Oats No. 2 white, scarce
and steadily held; free offerings of un
graded and the lower grades; faturos dull:
No. 3 white, S7J4C: No. 2 white, 41c; No. 2
white, September, 4040Jio: October, 3S
89Kc; November, S9VJ9Jic; December, 89H
40c Eiigs steady; Pennsylvania firsts. 22c
Cincinnati Flour steady. Wheat quiet;
Na 2 red, 70c: leceipts, 800 bushels: ship
ments, 8,000 bushels. Corn quiet and lower;
Na 2 mixed, 5051c. Oats dull and dropp
ing; Na 2 mixed, 8S34c Rye nominal:
Na 2, 69c Fork dull; at $10 25. .Lard in
moderate demand at J7 15. Bulkmeats quiet
at 157 50. Bacon steady at $9 00. Whisky
steady; sales, 9S5 bnrrels at $1 15. Butter
eav. Sugar firm. Eggs strong and higher
at 17c. Cheese firm.
Buffalo-Wheat No. 1 hard, S4Kc: No. 1
Northern, eWc; No. 3 red, 77o. Corn
I.nu.s,oi& ueceipis n neat, sao.ODo bushels;
corn, 82u,ooo bushels. Shipments Wheat,
400,000 butholii corn, 250,000 bushels.
WW& IRE STRONG
Under the 'Lead of the Gassers and
the Chief Industrial,
BUT HO BIG CHANGES OCCUR.
Philadilphla Company Most Prominent In
LOCAL AND GENERAL FINANCIAL NEWS
Tbtjbsdat, Sept 22.
The bulls pawed up the turf rather
threateningly to-day, both on the Chicago
Board of Trade and the New York Stock
Exchange. "Wheat advanced materially
and.to a certain extent, com, oats and pro
visions sympathized. The bears In "Wall
street made a demonstration against the
list through Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy
and IjonisviUe and Nashville, bat they did
not accomplish mnoh, few long stocks
being dislodged. On the other hand,
the bulls took hold of Beading on
the report that the Pennsylvania and Bead
ing were abont to enter into an
agreement that would avert the
threatened war between the Pennsv
on one hand and the coal roads on the other,
and on enormous trading, a good percentage
of which was by the snorts, the stock ad-
v mi coo soarpiy ana maintained 113 gain
throughout. Other stocks exhibited sur
prising strength, and, as the short interest
is said to be. still quite large in some of tho
leading shares, it is probable the rally will
be contrhned Friday. While the market
continues to be mainly professional, there
is said to be evidence of an early and f nil
revival of outside interests due, it is be
lieved, to a more rational view of the
cholera situation and the tendency of money
in the direction of comparative ease.
On the Local Board.
JL steady to strong tone characterized the
local list to-day, but, while Philadelphia
Company continued the upward reaction of
yesterday and Airbrake continued to ad
vance, there were no significant price
chances and a positive tendency was lack
ing. The shares which changed hands at
the calls, or Immediately thereafter, were
Dnquesne traotlon, P. & B. traction, Phila
delphia Company, Pleasant Valley Railway,
Citizens traotlon and Chartlers valley Gas,
with tho business In Philadelphia Company
more than half tho total. Duquesne
traction sold at 29 and looked
a trifle heavy at the close at
2S4329Vf. P. & B. traction onened ud with
a sale at 25, bnt the best bid at the close
was 25. iirst sales of Philadelphia Com
pany were at 22, the last at 22, and the
close was apparently quite strong at 22)
22. Pleasant Valley was fractionally off ac
2514 sales and a close at 2525. Citizens
traction sold at 63, with good buying orders
in the hands of some of the brokers at that
price, but after the sale none of the stock
was offered under 63V. Chartlers Valley Gas
sold at 12 closing at 12K12?i-
Airbrake was firmer at 1(0 bid. Standard
Underground Cable advanced to 76 bid,
and with the exception of Wheeling Gas,
which fell off to ISii asked, the others were
steady to firm at about previously reported
One of the featnres of the last call was a
bid of. 43 for Consolidated Gas, the first in
many moons. The bid as considered much
too low, however, as was also the bid of 74
for Pittsburg Gas.
Westinghouse Electric cut no figure in the
trading, and it was kll but neglected in the
bidding and offering. For the unassentod
22 was bid and the second preferred was
quoted at 37K3
United States Glass.
Considerable United States Glass has been
taken off the market this week at varlons
pricos. Yesterday The Dispatch was told of
recent sales at 65. To-day a sale of 100
shares at "about" 65 was reported, and John
T. Patterson noted a sale of 120 shares at CiU
made early In the week. A few shares ot
preferred have also been seeking a market.
The stock sold, it Is understood, belonged to
Mr. Duncan, who recently withdrew from
the combine to go into business on
the old plan all by himself. Mr.
Duncan was not dissatisfied with
the management of the combined factories,
so the story goes, or with the cronts present
and prospective. He simply became tired
of the inactivity thrust upon him by the com
bine and determined to withdraw and re
enter the arena as of yore. Friends of U. S.
Glass say he will not antagonize the trust,
which, of course, remains to be seen.
The statement given out yesterday by an
offioial of the Northern Pacific Company,
containing figures giving a calculation of
the intrlnsio value of the preferred shares
of the company, appeared to have an ex
cellent effect for a time in checking the de
cline. The statement showed that there be
longs to the stock $3,500,000 consolidated
bonds reserved for dividends which at
70 are equivalent to $2 450,000; $1,000,
000 land notes secured upon land sold
to actual settlers equal to $1,000,000;
200,000 acres of land in Minnesota acquired
under the recent United States decision
equal In money to $1,000,000, and 4,500,000
acres of land in the Dakotas, whloh, at $2 an
acre, is equal to $9,000,000, making a total of
$13,450,000, equivalent to $36 75 per share on
$36,500,000 preferred stock outstanding, leav
ing a nominal value of $11 25 per sharo to
represent the Hen upon the entire property
and voting power. It was stated also that
the valuation pnt upon the land was below
its actual worth.
Lohdoh, Sept. 22. The bullion In the Bank
of England increased X 149,000 during tho
past week. The proportion of the Bank
of England's reserve to liability, whloh last
week was 48.53 per cent, is now 49.54 per cent.
Amonnt of bullion gone into the Bank of
England on balance to-day 5,000.
liOSDOJT, Sept. 224 P.M. Close Consols.
money, 97 for the account; New York,
Pennsylvania and Ohio Ists, 32; Canadian
Pacliio, 98: Erie, 3; do 2ds, 10; Illinois
Central, 8!; Mexican ordinary, 22: St. Paul
Pacliio, 93: Erie, 2; do 2ds, 167; Illinois
Central, S3W; Mexican ordinary, 22: St Paul
oommon,80New York Central, 112; Penn
sylvania, 55; Beading, 28; Mexican Cen
tral, new 4s, 6S; bar silver, SSJd. Money
per cent. Bate of dlsoonnt in the onen
market for both short and three months'
bills, 1 1-161 per cent
Unlisted street railway stocks and bonds
-closed as follows: Duquesne traction, 28
2do5s,101Kl2; P-. A. & M. traction.
434345; do 6s. 105 10C; P. 4 B. traction, 25
25& do 53, 10361 OSK.
A sale of $5,000 Duquesne traction 5s oc
curred on the quiet at the last call. It was
not posted and the price was not learned.
Andrew Caster offered Fidelity Title and
Trust at 130 and bid 120 for a small lot of it
The Philadelphia Company well, near the
Snee roarer in the Elizabeth field, will not
be drilled in until Saturday. Tho pressure
or the snee, it is saio, nas aimuusnea quite
perceptibly of late.
The annual meeting otthe stockholders of
the Allezheny Heatinir Company will be
held Monday, October 3.
After the second call 24K was bid for l.BOO
shares Pleasant Valley, 25025)4; for smaller
lots, and 12 was bid for Allegheny Valley
Messrs. Long, Hill Co., Lawrence & Co.
and J. J. Campbell were the sellers of Phila
delphia Company, and Spronl & Co. and J.
Carothers were the chief buyers.
J. B. Barbour sold Duquesne traotlon to
Long, the latter sold Pleasant Valley to Bill
& Co. and W. J. Robinson, and Carothers
sold P. and B. traction to Sproul & Co.
A. A. Adams bought Citizens traotlon
It is quite evident now that there will be
the liveliest Kind of a battle, in the courts
over the question or the right to build ele
vated railroads in Philadelphia. The street
railway interests are now formally arrayed
against the enterprise and determined to
exhanst the resources of the law and every
thing olse to defeat the scheme. The claim
is now made by tnem that there is enough
litigation of various kinds provided in their
programme of action to keep the matter
tied up in tho courts for at least five years.
Belmont & Co. and the other big interests in
New York say that as they have publicly
committed themselves to build the roads
they will not be bluffed out ot the deal.
Different lawyers of eminence have given
different opinions on the law pertaining to
the subject, and there is, at least, a fine, fat
time in store for them.
In some quarters the American Sugar Be
fining Company is believed to be a second
Standard Oil, so far as its profits and oontrol
of the product are concerned. Legislation .
cannot sonousiy aneos is, oecause tne com
pany would at once adjust Its business to
any changed condlton and the same would
be charged to the consnmor. No competi
tion is to be feared, as against a $75,000,000
capital the small man could not compete
and the large man oould be easily made to
see greater profits by purchases or the Amer
ican Sugar Itefliilng certificates.
Sales and Closing Quotations.
Transactions on 'Change to-day were aa
XTBST CALL, "
100 shares DannHnrreUon,....., ...
assBaret or, m Jtt wacu0!i,,,,,.M
-Tujra-'xutii.'-vn'e'.i-- - 1 t- nst- "-
'60 shares PlilladelphUCompanySSs'CT 22H'
AI-riB CALL. "
10 shares Philadelphia Company 2H
( snares Philadelphia Company 22M
- SECOND CALL.
10 shares Pleasant Valley 2JH
10 shares Pleasant Valley . 23)4
100 shares Citizens traction 81
100 shares Philadelphia Company . SV4
SCO shares Philadelphia Company ............. S2X
25 shares Chartlers Valley Gas..... 12)4
Total sales, 645 shares. Closing bids and
lit call. id call. 3d call.
STOCKS. , " , , ,-- ' ,
Bid Ask Bid Ask Bid Ask
First Nat., Pitts.... .... IS "7!7.
Fidelity T. AT. Co 120 130
Third Nat. Bk 127 1U
Citizens' Insurance 80 .... 11 S5
Humboldt 65 .... AS .... 65
Western Ins. Co ) .... 40 .... 40
OonsoUdated6as.il. : 48 ....
Pltutmrr Gas. U - -. 74 -
illeg. HeailngSDo.. 78 .... T6 .... 78 ....
Brldrewater 27 ....
Chattier V. Gas Co. 12)4 12H 12U 1234
P.N, G. A P. Co... 1SH W 15X 154 I'M ...
PtiUdelphla Co.... 22)4 MX 22)4 22X 22)4
Wheeling Gas Co... .... 70 . 19)4
CentralTraction.... 29 .... 29
Citizens Traction 6314 6234 63X
Plttsbnrg Traction ?!
Pleasant Valley.... 23)4 X 25)4 23M 25
becond Avenue 53 ....
Pitts, t Cas. Sban 15 .... 15 .... 15
Pitts. Jane. B. B... 34 83
Pitts., Wheel. 4 Ky 62 -
EwslHOd st) Bridge 03
North.ii.BrlKde.... 93 95
Point Bridge 12
Union Bridre....... IS) 14)4
La Norla Min. Co 20o
Luster Mln. Co 4 X 8)4 X
Enterprise M. Co... 4 4)4 4 4)4 ... 4)4
-UestlnghonseKCo 22)4 .... 22)4 .... 22)4 ....
Monon. Water Co.. 31)4
V. S. & B. Co 182 1834" UK 18 W 1W
U. S. A 8. Co., pfd. 32 40 .... 40 82 40
West. Airbrake Co. 13934 143 140 142 140 ....
Btand'd U. Cable Co 7(1)4 .... 7834 .... 78K .
O. S. G. Co.. com.. 65 .... 63
U. S. G. Co., pfd I . .... 123
Disconnt rates In Pittsburg continue to be
quoted at E6 per cent, with the supply of
funds ample and the domand gradually im
proving. Eastern exohange and currency
are trading even.
New Yore, Sept. 22. Money on call easy
at S3 per cent; last loan 3, closed offered
at 3 ver cent. Prime mercantile naner. 50
6 per cent--Steilins exchange quiet but
steady at $4 8! for 60-day bills and $4 86J
Boston, Sept. 22. Call loans, 45 per
cent; time loans, 5KQ6 per cent.
Clearing House Figures.
' Pittsburg .
Exchanges to-day $2, Ml, 260 21
Balances to-day 422,982 95
Same day last weeki
Exchanges 12,562,011 83
Balances 620,739 14
New York. Sept 22. Clearings, $112,659,414;
Boston, Sept. 22 Bank clearings (15,622,
513; balances, $1,9S9,976. Money, 4K5 per
cent. Exchange on New York, 12J415o dis
count. Baltimore, Sept. 22. Bank clearings to-day,
$2,207,870; balance, $26,222 Kate, 6 per cent
Philadelphia, Sept. 22. The bank clear
ings to-day were $13,262,806; balances, $1,633,
765 Money, 4 percent
New Orleans, Sept 22. Clearings, $1,353,
543. Memphis, Sept 22. New Yort exchange
selling at $1 50. Clearings, $174,051; balances,
Chicago, Sent 22. Money unchanged. Bank
clearings, $18,131,295. New York exohange, 40
50o discount Sterling exchange un
changed. St. Louis, Sept 22. Bank clearings to
day. $3,829,929; balances, $467,952. Money qnlet
at 67 per cent Exchange ou New York,
New York, Sept. 22. ieciot Bar silver
in London, 3Sd per ounce: New York
dealers' price lor silver, 83o per ounce.
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
BuffakyNew York & Philadelphia 734
Lehigh Valley 59
Lehigh Navigation 53
Philadelphia Erie .'. 29
Northern Pacific common 18
Northern Pacific preferred 43H
Boston Stocks Closing Prices.
Atchison & Topeka. 37
Boston A Albany... .203
Boston A Maine. ...,17234
Chi. Bur. A Qulncy. G834
Easterns. B. 6s 122
Fltchbursr It. R. pfd. 84)4
Annlston Land Co.. 21
Boston Land Co 6
West End Land Co.. 17
Bell Telephone 200
t.amson Store 3 17
Water Power 2
mass. i,enirai.. ...... jo
Mex. Central com... IS
N. Y. A N. England 36)4
N. Y. AN. Eng. 7s.. .118
Uld colony 180)4
Wis. Cen. common. 15)
Allonez M. Co. (new)lOO
Boston A Mont 30
Cent. Mining 5K
N. E ". 58
B. A B. Copper 7K
Boston, Sept. 22. ffpeeutf. Electrio Btook
quotations to-day wore as follows:
General Electric ,
Westinghouse Electric ,
Westinghouse Electric pfd ,
Fort Wayne Electric
Fort Wayne Electric (A) ,
Thomson-Houston Trust (D).
T. E. E. W
New York Metal Market
New York, Sept 22. Pig iron steady;
American, $13 0015 50. Copper dull; lake.
$11 0011 10. Lead steady; domestic, $4 00a
1 07X- Tin easyt straits, $20 15020 20.
Wilmington, N. C, Sept 22. Spirits of tur
pentine firm at 25c; rosin firm; strained, 85o;
good strained, 90c; tar firm at $1 35; crude
turpentine steady; hard, $100; yellow dip
and virgin, $160.
Savannah. Ga., Sept 22. Tnrpontine
steady as 26c; rosin firm at $1 051 10.
Charleston, Sept 22. Turpentine steady
at 2Cc; rosin firm; good strained 90c.
Galvestojt, Sept. 22. Cotton firm; mid
dling. Tiic: low middling, 6Jgc: good ordin
ary, CyiOi net and gross receipts, 5,846 bales;
exports coastwise, 3,490 balet: sales, 324 bales;
spinners, 99 bales; stock, 62,619 bales.
New Orlxahs, Sept. 22. Cotton firm;
middling, 7Jfc; low middling, 6 ll-16c; good
ordinary, 6JgC; net receipts, 1,673 bales; gross,
2,175 bales; sales, 1,900 bales; stook, 71,329
New Yobk. Soot, 22. Cotton steady: mid
dling uplands, 7Jc; middling Orleans, 7 9-16c;
sales, 1,177 bales.
Liverpool, Sept. 22. Cotton steady, with
fair demand; American middling, 4c; sales,
12,000 bales, of whloh 1,600 were for specula
tion and export, and included 9,300 Ameri
can; futures closed firm.
Toledo Wheat firm and higher: No. 2 cash,
74Wo; September,74$i;c: December, 78K78c;
May, 83c. Corn dull: No. 2 cash, ll(u. Oats
quiet; cash, S3c Bye dull; No. 2 cash, 58s.
Clover seed active and firm; prime
cash. Ootober and Novembor. $0 15:
December, $6 20; Na 2, $5 90. Be
celpts rlour, 231 barrels; wheat,- 130,981
bushels; corn, 31,075 bushels; oats, 1,385 bush
els; rye, 4,414 bushels; clover seed, 400
bushels. Shipments Flour, 1,847 barrels;
wheat, 45,423 bushels; corn, 600 bushels; rye,
1,200 bushels; clover seed, 25 bushels.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat higher:
December, 72icj Na 2 spring, 70 Na 1
Northern, 77c. Corn aotlye: No. 8, 4545o.
Oats steady; No. 2 white, 84$S5o; No. 3 do,
82;33;o. Barley firm; September, 6SX69c;
sample, 4263c. Bye higher; No. 2, 61c.
Pork, October, $10 15. Lard, October, $7 37.
Receipts Flour, 3,000 barrels; wheat, 70,0u0
bushels; barley, 61,500 bushels. Shipments
Flour, 2,000 barrels; wheat, none; barley,
Minneapolis Tho wheat market was active
and higher to-day. The sentiment was very
bullish amonir the scalpers. There was very
little wheat on the market and a great deal
deal of news regarding the crop in the North
west turning out poorly. The following was
the range of prloes: December opened at
72c; highest, 7Sc; lowest, 72o; closing, 73Jic
On track: No. 1 nard, 74o; No. 1 Northern,
72Jic; No. 2 Northern, 6769o.
Kansas City Wheat in demand, closing
lo higher; Na 1 hard, old, 60c; new, 61Q61KC;
Na 2 red, 644365c. Corn steady; Na 2 mixed,
8939ic: No. 2 white, 4747Ko. Oats firm;
Na 2 mixed, 26K27c; No. 2 white, 29X30Ka.
Eggs steady at ibc. iteoeipts Wheat, 60,o00
bushels; corn, 13,000 bushels: oats, 1,000 bush
els. Shipments Wheat, 51,000 bushels; corn,
3,000 bushels; oats, L000 bushels.
Baltimore Wbeatsteady, Na 3 red spot
and September, 7475o, Corn firm; mixed
spot and September, 53o bid; October, 52c
Oats dull but steady; No. 2 white Western,
88Kc. Rvedull. Cotton nominal. Middling
at 7Jdo. Provisions firm. Butter Urn,; cream
ery, fanoy,2526c. Eggs active at 21a Coffee
firm; Bio, fair, 17Xo.
Shall In slxe, great in results! Da Witt's
Little Early Risers, Bait pill for oonstlpation,
best for sidx neadaeno aX tour itomaoh.
'" NEW STEELWOBKS- '
"Win Bo Erected In the Seventeenth "vTara
by Eastern Capitalists, TVho Buy Four
Acres for 850,000 Good Price for a Lot
on Ellsworth Avenue. '
Thursday, Sept, 2Z
A large deal in LawrencevlHe acreage
was closed to-day. Black & Baird sold lor
Mrs. Mary-B. Foster four acres of land lo
cated in the Seventeenth ward.and bounded
by the Allegheny Valley Ballroad, Fifty
fourth and Fifty-fifth streets and the Alle
gheny river, for $50,000. The purchasers
are Eastern capitalists who will commence
shortly the erection of a largo Iron and
steel works, having purchased the property
for that purpose. This traot was formerly
known as the Burgess property, and origin
ally contained 6Ji acres, of which 3X acres
are now under water. The new works when
inoneratlon. it is rnnni-ted. will emnlOT over
600 or 600 men and boys.
Another Good Sale Closed,
v Henry A. Breed yesterday sold for D. W.
C BIdwell to a well-known business man a
piece of property fronting 100 feet on Ells
worth avenue by 250 feet In depth for $22,500,
or $225 per foot front The purohaser will,
early next spring, erect a magnificent dwell
ing, the cost of which will be considerably
more than tho price paid for the site.
Notes of Gossip.
Ground has been broken for the erection
of the Christ M. E. Church, corner of Liberty
and Centre avenues.
Tive large dwellings are nearing comple
tion in the College Place plan, fronting on
The sale of a tract of 8i acres of realty
located In the eastern portion of the city was
closed yesterday, the consideration being in
the neighborhood of $30,000. The particulars
of this deal will be in shape for publication
in a few aays.
Many large deals which have been side
tracked owinc to the cholera scare and varl
ons othor difficulties have been taken up
again and are nearing the consummation
point at a very rapid gait
The following permits were issued to-day:
Mrs. L Moliler, a briok two-story dwelling,
Farragut street near Stanton. avenue; cost.
$3,680. W. H. Melaney, a frame two-story
dwelling, Dauphin street, near Bebeoca
street; cost, $1,700. John Geib, two flame two
Storv dwellings. Boot street, near Bailey
"avenue; cost, $2,000 for both. Baker 4 Lowe,
a lrame one-story storeroom, Butler street,
near McCandless avenue; cost, $550. George
Grass, a frame two-story dwelling, Mary
street; cost, $800. George Minslnger, a frame
addition, Joels lane; cost $250.
Beports From the Agents.
John K. Ewlng & Co. sold for Mrs. Anna J.
Miller to Frank W. Zaoher a frame house
with a lot 20x100 feet, on McGlrr avenue, Co
lumbia Park, Second ward, Allegheny, for
Beed B. Coyle & Co. report tho sale of two
more lots, Nos. 4 and 17, in their Highland
Place plan, overlooking Highland Park,
Nineteenth ward, fronting 50 feet on the
west side of Negley avenue, corner Bunker
Hill street, and extending back 203 feet to
Paciflo street for $1,000.
Black & Baird sold to Edward A. Sheehan
lot No. 367 in the Alta Laud Company's plan
on Duquesne Heights for $50. Also sold to
Robert Beaven lot No. 404, in same plan,
E. T. Schaffner, the Hill Top real estate
agent, sold for the Birmingham Land Im
provement Company to Samuel Simpson
lots Nos. 151, 152, 153 and 151, in their South
View plan on the Suburban Rapid Transit
electrio railway, each lot fiontlngSOfeet on
Birmingham avenue and extending back 150
leet to an auey lor sfz.uw.
Another lot was sold for $2,500 on Heberton
avenue in the Highland avenue district by
Samuel W. Black & Co., fronting 50 feet on
the east side of said avenue, beginning 100
feet southwatdly from Hlsbland Park. This
leaves but one lot on this delightful avenue.
Peter Shields sold lot No. 107 In the Schen
ley Park Land Company's plan, Twenty
third ward, being 25x100 feet to a 20-foot
alley, located on Ilaldano stieet, for $500.
C. H. Love sold two more lots in the Hun.
tor plan at Wllklnsburg, being Nos. 63 and
64, to Alexander Glass lor $350 each.
S. A. Dickie & Co. report the sale of a lot
on Linden avenue for William Corbett to
W. P. Knisht, bolng 49x120 feet, for$l,950. A
brick dwelling will be erected by the pur
chaser very shoitly.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a fine business
property on Fifth avenue, near Stevenson
street, size 40x90 feet for $19,500.
GRAIN IS EASY
And the Demand for Floor Is Improving
Hay Firmer and New i York Cheese
Higher Sugar Somewhat Easier Pro
visions "Weak Gossip and Quotations.
Thursday, Sept. 22.
No new features of prominence were
noted in local mercantile circles to-day.
Trade was fair and prioes were unchanged.
Grain was a little easier, according to the
bids and offers on 'Change, but it was ad
mitted that no one of the cereals, excepting
possibly rye could be laid down here at the
prices bid. The demand for flour has im
proved somewhat, as it always does about
this season, and hay is a little firmer under
comparatively light receipts. Provisions
oontlnue heavy and some ot the quotations
willpiobably ba revised downward Satur
day. Groceries and dairy products are
about unchanged, though eucar is a shade
easier and New Toik cnoese a fraction
The demand for refined susrar has moder
ated, and lennera are making deliveries
more promptly: still the unusual demand for
granulated keeps that grade backward. The
manufacture is now virtually limited to cane
sugar, the assortment of which Is by no
means complete. The supply should beequal
to reanlremonts until the croD of Louisiana
is at hand next month, which crop meets a
portion or the demand. A few English re
fined are on tho way here, but the American
granulated still remains cheapest, all things
considered. Beflneis have been busy trying
to obtain beet sugars now detained In port.
This detention may necessitate the running
of refineries entirely on cano snsars for the
tlmo being, but tho American Sugar Refining
Company is sufficiently well supplied with
such to meet any ordinary demand for re
fined. Large receipts of Cuba cane sugars
are noted at New Orleans for supplying the
river districts with refined sugars. European
markets are comparatively steady in view
of the cessation of demand from America.
Crop Expert Prime says: A correspondent
of mine who has recently been oyer the
entire corn belt reports that he has not seen
since 1872 suoh an uneven and spotted corn
crop as is on the ground to-day. AVe need
all of this month, without any more frost, 1
think, to give us 75 per cent of a crop. The
spring wheat thrashings have been more
or less delayed recently by rain. Tbe crop
is disappointing in yield and quality, aris
ing from the premature rineninz of the
grain by sudden hot weather in August.
Rains all over the winter wheat bolt in tbe
last fortnight have put the ground in ex
cellent oonditlon for seeding and the gen
eral seeding of winter wheat has begun.
Everything now points to the conclusion
that the ciop will so Into the eround earlier
and in better shape than it did last autumn.
Grain, Flour and Feed.
No tales occurred on call at the Grain and
Flour Exchange to-day, very little Interest
being manifested In the proceedings by any
one. The bids and offers were lew and far
between, as follows:
Winter wheat bran
No. 1 yellow shelled corn
No. 2 yellow car corn,
No. 2 white oats
No. 1 timothy hay
No. 2 timothy hay
. 13 W
. 12 0U
No. 2whlte oats 37H
Winter wheat bran 15 00
No. 3 white middlings
No. 1 timothy hay 13 50
Receipts bulletined: Via tho B.
cars hay, 1 car corn; via the P. & L. E. 2 cars
hay, s cars rve, 1 cars flour; via the P., C,
C, it St. L. 2 cars oats, 4 cars hay, 2 cars
bran, 6 cars corn, 2 cars feed; via the P., Ft.
W. & C lOcars nay, 2 cars oats, 1 car mid
dlings, 1 car Drau, 1 car corn, 4 cars flour.
Total, 46 cars.
B4.XGE OP TOE MARKET.
The following quotations for grain, feed, bay
and straw are for car lots on track. Dealers charge
a small advance from store.
WHEAT No. 2red 74
No. 3 red 70
Cons No. 2 yellow ear MW
High mixed ear 53
iuixea ear .". sz
No. 2 yellow shelled 64
High mixed shelled 63
Mixed shelled 51
Oats-No. 1 white 8S)4
ivxiran 0.3 wnite 37,4M 33
No. 3 white saiga 37
Mixed , 35 S 86
RYB-No. I Western 66 67
No. 2 Western 65 68
Floub (Jobbers' prices)-Fancy brands. $4 75
6 00: Standard winter patents, (4 7!3 00; spring
atcnu, 14 ivxgw uj: siraignt winter, si -o& no:
bakers, S3 ;
rt,N HUM ,0
Th Exchange. prtoe.currsatuuoUsfl.our la ear
iu on Irion 11 Milawii
Straight winter, v 4 104 25
wiear.a... ....... .........a............. ....... mso 7u
Low grades. ., ..;.. 2233 00
Bye flonr..t .". 3 8aa.l 85
Spring bakers 3 503 "S
MiLLFEED-Ito. 1 white middlings. 119 002l (0:
No. : white middlings, $17 50(318 CO: winter wheat
bran, 115 25315 75; brown middlings, $17 0C1S CO;
Chop. $19 0X323 00.
Hat-No. 1 timothy. $13 5013 75:No. 2 tlmothr,
$11 6012 50; mixed clover and tlmothr. (12 60
U 00: packing. $8 0008 50; No. 1 cralrle, p 0u9 50
wagon hay. 114 C0H 00.
BTBAW-Wbeat, (5 7SS CO; oat. $6 2S6 50.
BUOABS-Patent cut-loaf, )4et cubes. tHC pow
dered. 5c: granalated (standard), 5.30c: con
fectioners A. 6.20c: soft A. 6.10OI fancy yelloir,
4c: lair yellow, 4K43c; common yellow, 4X
Comts-Eoasted.ln packages Standard brands,
2013-20: second grades. 193420Ke; fancy grades,
23M2SC Loose-Java. 33)40. Mocha. 3&335KC:
Santos. 262o)4c: ilaracalbo. 17)40; Peaberry, 2t)
26Wct Caracas. S9)4oj Rio, 2334c
COPTIE-Oreen-O. G. Java. 2929)4e: Fading
Java. 2828)4e: Mooha, 3131ko: Peaberry. 2l
22o; Santos. BH(3a)c: Maracaibo. 21)423o; Car
acas, 232(c; gotdenj Santos, 21)422)4c; Bio, 19
Oil Carbon, 118, 6o: headlight, 6)4c: water
white, 7)4o: Elaine, 13)4ot Ohio legal test, 6X0(
miners winter white, 3288c; summer, 3132c.
MOLASSXS-Ohoice, S$33S)4ci fancy, S9,S40c:
Sybcf Corn syrup, 2729o; sugar syrup, 3031e;
fancy flavors, 3233c
Fruits London layer raisins, $1 50; California
London layers, 1 S02 10: California muscatels,
bags, tY35)4c; boxed, $1 15(31 25; Valencia. VA
SHciOndari Valencia. 7k7Mo: California sul
tanas. lOaiOHc; currants, 4)44c; California
cranes. 9Sl2o: French prunes, 810)4e: Califor
nia seedless raisins. 1-tt cartons, 76; citron, 19
29c: lemon neeL HOUXc.
BICE Fancy head CaroUna, 6M6)jc; prime to
choice, 634136c; Louisiana, s3c: Java, 6K53i4o;
CANNED GOODS-Btandard peaches, 12 05(32 13 1
extra peacnes. 2 8J2 50: seconds, l 9V3i 00: pie
peaches, $1 30l 35: finest corn, l 4C31 60; Har
ford county corn, 1 05(31 10; lima beans, II 203
1 25: soaked, 80(3&o: early Jane peas. SI 1531 25:
marrowfat peas, II csl 10; soaked. 7075c: French
peas, U 60022 00 ? 100 cans or II 402 60 dozen:
Slneapples. I 25(31 30: extra do. ?2 40; Bahama
0, $3 coi damson plums. Eastern, 1 25: Cali
fornia pears. 12 thxi 35: do green gages. 11 70;
Plums. 11 75: do anricots. St 90(3:
extra white cherries. 12 750)2 85: do white cherries.
2-a cans. It 65: raspberries, $1 231 50; straw
berries. $1 1531 25; gooseberries. 11 10(31 25; toma
toes, 92H95c; salmon, 1-lb. II 2S1 80; blackber
ries, 70380c: succotash, 2-1 0 cans, soaked, Oio: do
standard 2-lb cans, II 251 60: corned beef, 2-lb
cans. $1 751 80; do. 14-lb. 1 13 09: roast beef! 2-lb,
$1 75; chipped beef, 1-lb cans, 1 90(31 95; baked
beans, 11 25(31 50; lobsters. 1-lb. 12 25: mackerel,
fresh, l-lb. $1 00; broiled, 1 50:sardlpes. domestic,
Ms. $4 00: H. K 25: Ms, mustard. t35: imported.
Ms, 110 60l 50: Imported. H: H8OOJ23 00; canned
apples, 3-tb, 7C75c; gallons, 2 BOSS 00.
Bnmn Elgin crcamery.28K29e: otherbrands.
2S27c: choice to fanoy country roll. 2325c: me
dium grades. 16(318c; low grades, 1215c; cooking.
10311c; grease, 6Sc
CIIXK84-Ohlo.l0)t1034e: New York. HhSllXo":
fancy Wisconsin Swiss, blocks, 1413c: do bricks.
10)4Uc; Wisconsin sweltzer. In tubs. 1313)4c;
lhnburger, 10)ll)4c: Ohio Swiss, 13313c.
Egcs and Poultry.
EGGS Strictly fresh Pennsylvania and Ohio,
21c: storage stock. 1&319C.
POULIBT Live Soring chickens. 45CdS5o Tier
Lpalr for small to medl
lnm sized and Sfrafisc for extra
I large: old chickens.
70330c: ducks. 70(rs0c: geeae.
Dressed Chickens. 14(316c H: ducks.
Berries, Fruits and Vegetables.
Quotations on berries to-day were as fol
lows: Cranberries, $2 753 00 per box;
huckleberries, $1 001 10 per pail, and 6070c
Peaches, pears and plums were not quite
so abundant, but the market was easy at
the following quotations: Peaches, $1 00
1 60 per bu crate. 25G0c per basket; pears,
$4 006 50 per bbl tor good to choice. $2 00
8 50 lor common to fair, and $1 752 75 per
keg; plums, 7580c per basket for Damson,
and 5065c for gages and Lowbards. Apples,
$1 E03 00 per bbl. Lemons were quoted ac
$5 006 00 per box, bananas at $1 002 00 per
bunch, and grapes at 34o per lb. The sup
ply of the latter was heavv and sales were
generally by the basket, 4Mb baskets
bringln? 12 15c and 810-lb 25&28C. Quinces
sold at 50e per peck basket and $1 per -bu.
Quotations on vegetable were unchanged
as follows: Onions, $2 75300 per bbl, 90c
$1 00 per bn; cabbage, $1 251 50 per bbl, $5 00
7 00 per 100; carrots and turnips, $2 082 25;
celery, 2530o per dozen. Supplies were
Potatoes were firmer at $2 502 75 per bbl.
The week will probably close on a strong
three-dollar market. Sweets were easier on
the basis of $2 50 for Jerseys.
Tho Boston Globs says: "The quantity of
mackerel landed last week was quite heavy
and they were mostly large fish. Prices
again show an advance, sales having been
made at $15 U016 00 per barrel as theyjrun.
The New England catch of salt mackerel to
date has been 40,438 barrels, against 25,881
barrels last year. 10,323 barrels In 1890, 9 931
barrels in 1880. 26,511 barrels in 1883 and 56,919
barrels in 1S87. The Imports of new snlt
mackerel at Boston to date havobeen 19,707
barrels, while last year they were bnt 17,842
barrels. Imports of salt mackerel since
January 1 are estimated at 28,061 barrels,
against 22,893 barrels last year."
MACKEREL. Bbls bbls Mils Palls Palls
200 lb 100 lb 50-lb 10-lb 20-lb
Extra No. 1 mess.... $23COS14 405740SI60 $2 30
Extra No. 1 shore... 26 CO 13 40 690 150 113
Kx. No. 2 large shore 20 50 10 41 5 40 125 170
Kx.No.2 med., shore 18 00 9 40 4 90 1 10 1 55
ho. 3 large ,. 15 50 8 15 4 27 1 CO 140
Ho. 3 small 10 60 5C0 300 75 105
Half bbls, 100 lb
Barrels Half barrels
Half bbls, 70 lb
Quarter bbli, 301b..
Half bbls, 701b
Quarter bbls, 301b..
Palls. 15 lb
Palls. 101b ,
Half bbls, 100 lb
Large, per lb. ,
Medium, per lb..
20-lb boxes, l2-lb bricks, per lb 6 SK
20-lb boxes, l2-lb bricks, choice 8 8)5
Sixrs Choice recleaned Western timothy, $1 9J
per bushel: choice recleaned Western clover, $7 85;
white clover, $12 75; orchard grass, $1 90; millet.
fl 601 60.
BEANS New York and Michigan pea beans. 12 10
2 15 per bushel; hand-picked medium. $2 002 03
per busbel: Lima, 3X4c: Pennsylvania and Ohio
beans. $1 90(5)1 95 per nmliel.
HKXSWAX-Cholce yellow. 3C35c; dark. 2530c
,HoNKT-New crop white clover. 202lc per
pound; buckwheat, IMUc.
TALLOW-Country, 3)4c per pound: city, 4
Feathers Extra live geese, 5S60 per pound:
No. Ida, 48o0c; mixed, 3040c
Peaxbts Green, 45c per pound; do roasted.
$1 25I 40 per bushel.
Cider Sand refined. $6 50675 per barrel; Penn
sylvania champagne elder, ft 256 50: new country
elder. $4 005 50: crab cider. 87 608 CO.
PICKLES-J4 505 50 per barrel.
1'OPCORX 43c per lb.
Hides Green steer hides, trimmed, 75 lbs and
up, ec; green steer bides, trimmed, 00 to 73 lbs. 6c:
green steer hides, trimmed, under 60 lbs, 3)tC:
green cow hides, trimmed, all weights, SJic; green
till hides, trimmed, all weights, 4c: green calf
6klns, No. 1. 6c: green calf skins. No. 2, 2c; green
steer hides, trlmmel, side branded. 4c; green salt
steers. No. 1, S3 lbs and np. TSiJMc: green salt
Steers. No. 1. 60 lbs and less. 4&4Ue: rpppn salt
cows. No. 1, all weights. 4Me: green salt calf. No.
1, 8 to 16 lbs. 5)4'3c: green salt kip. No. 1. 16 to 25
lbs. 45c: runner kip No. 1, 10 to 25 lbs, 8lc; No.
2 bides, l)ac off; No. 2 calf; 2c off.
Flour In the Northwest,
MnnraAPOLis, Misir., Sept. 22. Tne North
western Miller says: The flour output was
practically unchanged last week, attaining
almost the 200,000-barrel mark. The week's
production was 198,320 barrels, averairing 33,
106 barrels daily, ajminst 197,744 bnrrels the
uievious week, 180,980 barrels for the corre
sponding time in 1591, and 161,640 barrels in
1690. Nineteen mills were In nnnrntlnn
(Wednesday and they were grinding at
tne rate 01 aoout 33,000 barrels per 24 hours.
Most of them are using a little new wheat,
the proportion varying from 5 to 20 per cent
and as far as can be ascertained
it is working very favorable. In
faot some millers think that the flour
made partly from new wheat is better than
that from old wheat alone. While the sales
of flour for the past week have probably
boen equal to the output there is no snap to
luomanah oumo 01 tne neavior concerns
sold in excess of their production while
others did not do so well. Tbe domestic
trade was rather better than the foreign.' In
order to sell, however, It is necessary to ac
cept pretty low prices and millers -who are
disposed to hold up quotations are given a
cold shoulder. Foreigners bid largely for
patent but usually want It at figures edls
below the views of the millers. Bakers and
lowlzrades are pretty dull. Freight rates
are Mgher and work against the exporting
business. Direot exports for the week were
61,640 barrels against 55,583 barrels for the
Carter's Lltfle'Llver pnis.
Carter's Little Liver Pills.
"Carter's Little Liver Pills.
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Hogs Higher in Chicago and Cattle and
Chicago The JSenfrw Journal reports:
Cattle Receipts, 19,000 bead; shipments, 4,
000 head: market steady: prime to extra
steers, $5 0005 50; good to choice, $1 504 90;
others, $3505 25; Texans, $2 353 10; rangers,
$3 354 45; cows, $2 202 60. Hogs Receipts,
23,000 head; shipments, 10,000 head; market
active and So higher; ronghand common,
$5 005 20; mixed and packers, $5 25 5 45;
Frime heavy and butohers' weights, $5 50jJ
70; light. $5 00350. Sheep Receipts, 8,000
bead; shipments, 1.200 head; market steadv
natives, $3 255 25; Westerns, $4 104 S3;
lambs, $3 505 90.
New York Beeves Receipts, 110 head,
all for exporters and slaughterers; no trad,
lnci feeling weak; dressed beef dull at 79
8K per pound. .Shipments to-day, 612
beeves and 115 sheen, calves Receipts, 184
head; market doll; veals. $5 008 00 per 100
pounds; grassers, $2 002 50. Sheep and
Iambs Receipts, 6,309 head; sheep and
Iambs a shade easier; sheep sold at $4 00
6 25 per 100 pounds: lambs at $5 C06 62H;
dressed mutton firm at 79o per pound:
dressed lambs steady at 9llo. Hogs-Receipts,
4,761 head, consigned direct; market
nominally steady at $5 4005 80 per 100
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, 7,200 head;
shipments, 6.600' head; market extremely
dull and generally weak: dressed beef and
shipping steers. $2 253 75; cows, $1 252 75;
Texas and Indian steer. $2 252 50; stoctc
er and feeders, $2 353 00. lio?s-Receipts,
6 600 head; shipments, none. The market
active, opening steady, closing510c higher,
$4 805 37K: bulk, $5 155 30. Sheep Re
ceipts, l,20o head; shipments. 200 bead. Tho
market was low; muttons, $4 CO.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 60 loads
through, 5 sale; steady forgood; dullfor com
mon; old cows, $2 052 !0: fat steers. $3 85
4 00. Hogs Recelots, 22 loads through, 14
sale; steady for all grades; heavy cornfed,
$5 65; packers and mediums, $5 60. Sheep
and lambs Receipts, 4 loads through, IS
sale; opened strong, but weakened on ar
rival ot 12 loads of Canadas: choice wethers,
$4 75; fair sheep, $4 00. Lambs, native best,
St. Louis Cattle Receipts,4,400 head; ship
ments, 4,200 head; market lower; no cboico
natives higher: common to jrocd native
steers, $2 70Q4 00: fair to -ood Indians, $2 20
3 00. Hogs Receipts. 3,500 head; shipments.
2,600 head; market 10c higher: hiavy. $5 20
5 55; mixed, $5 105 40; light, $5 255 40.
hheep-Recolpts, 1,600 bead; shipments, 600
head; market slow; top price, $4 35.
Cincinnati nogs stronger: common and
light, $4 255 25; packing and butchers,
$5 105 50; leceipts, 2,900 head; shipments,
1,000 head. Cattle dull at $1504 50; re
ceipts, 375 head; shipments, 260 head.
Sheep firm at $2 755 00; receipts, 870
head; shipments, 475 nead. Lambs firm;
common to choice, $2 755 00 per 100 pounds.
F0TJNDET AND F0EQE IRONS
Firmer at. All Distributing Points Bad Be
ports From London.
New York, Sept. 22. Special The Iron
Age says: From practically every Important
distributing point or foundry and forga
irons come reports of a firmer market. This
is due primarily to the attitnde of the lead
ing Southern furnace companies, who have
marked up their prices 25c per ton. As yet
there is very little evidence that they are
making any sales, but it is pretty clear that
buyers are taking a little more interest la
the market and are more readily picking up
what bargains are offered. For immediate
work makers of soft steel billets. East and
West. Still seoure nretty fair nrtens- Tn th
East business in bars is somewhat disap
pointing and plates are only moderately ao
tive. LoHDOir, Sept. 22. The movement in prices
of warrants has been downward, and the
market is at present in a weak and spiritless
condition. Scotch sold at 41s 4d, Cleveland
at 39s 9d and hematite at 49s. Stocks in store
havo been further reduced to 333,000 ton
Scotch and 11,000 tons Cleveland, but that
fact Is offset by the unfavorable condition of
tbe manuiactured iron and steel trades and
tho depiesslon in the Clyde ship building
Industry. In tbe latter line there are now
15,000 idle workmen. There are now 78 fur
naces in operation In Scotland. Statements
of last year's business of several concerns
are very unfavorable. The Round Oak
Works show a loss of .18,192: Palmer's Ship
building Works, JE22.100. and the Steel Com
pany of Scotland X 13,000. Losses are at
tributed chiefly to low prices.
DELEGATES TO THE S7N0D
Chosen at a Meeting of the BlairsviHe Pres
bytery. At a meeting of the BlairsviHe Presby
tery the organization of a Second Presbyte
rian Church at Braddock and a church ai
Hastings, Cambria county, was referred to a
committee. Key. H. V. Means was re
leased from the churches of Union and
West Fairfield to accept a call to Phillips
burg. The pastoral relationship between
Bev. J. M. Jones and the Cross Boads
Church was dissolved. Bev. "William
Smith was dismissed from the Mnrraysville
Church to the Presbytery of Lodi, Wiscon
sin. Principals and alternates to the Synod
that meets at Washington, Pa., next month
were selected as follows: E. M. Bowman,
principal, and J. A. Marquis, alternate;
J. McCracken, principal, and T. F. Hill,
alternate; J. jr. Kelly, principal, and D.
W. Townsend, D. D., alternate; Key. W.
B. Balston, principal, and J. B. Carothers,
alternate; D. JL Jllller, principal, and C.
C Hays, alternate. Lay delegates to
Synod: Braddock, A. JL Carlice, John M.
Larimer; Poke Bun. T. JL Miller, J. 0.
JlcCorkin; Congruity, W. a Sloan, H.
Jones: Salem, George H. Long, D. W.
Morrison; Greensburg, First Church,
William Griffen; Westminster Church,
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When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
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