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fAYERY BULLISH TOM
Prevails in Wall Street and Many
Prices Move Upward.
COAL STOCKS ARE PROMINENT.
Burlington nd Wheeling and like Erie
Also Conspicuously Strong.
BROKERS AND RAILROAD MEN HOPEFUL
Jew York, Sept 23. The feeling on
the list this morning was more confident
than for some time past Notwithstanding
this leeling, however, there was a great re
luctance to venture into the market, and the
demand was not specially urgent except in
a few stocks. The market, therefore, showed
so indication of weakening except in the
bond department, but even this was re
garded as one of the most encouraging signs
of the times.
The desire to realize, which has been so
marked of late on every little rise of im
portance and has been accepted largely as a
deterrent to new ventures on the bull side,
was still prominent at the opening of the
trading and a large number of stocks were
lower than last night. There was no special
pressure to bell, however, except in Louis
ville and Nashville, and the continued cov
ering by the shorts imparted a firm temper
to the dealings. Reading, however, was
quickly brougnt to the lront and later in
tlie day the demand became more urgent,
with the usual effect of expanding the vol
ume of buiness in the stock while the quo
tation advanced steadily. The other coal
shares were advanced materially on, com
paratively light transactions.
Later in the day there was more general
trading than we have seen for some time
past, and many of the leading stocks, and
even others, showed marked strength under
the stimulus of the demand, Burlington
and Wheeling and Lake Erie being most
Brokers, by the events of the day, are bo
ginning to have strong hopes again of a
revival or outside interest in the market,
especially as railroad men predict a better
business this rail and that tonnage will be
in excess of that or last year. The outlook
for a heavy incrcae in passenger traffic, as
the result of the World's fair, will soon De
gin to influence prices.
The market finally closed fairly active and
firm at somo concession from the best
Government bonds weio dull and steady.
Close of the list:
U. . 4s coun..
lUM'Mutual Union 6S....110
114 .-s. J. u. int. tsrt ..Hi't
V. b. Is. 100
Louis'na stamped 4s. 89
Temn. new sct6 101
Ueuu. new set 5s 100
Tenn. new set &..... 74
ormem rac ists..H64
2ortlnv'n Consols. .1375$
N'w'n Deb. Ss 105
SUL. I. M.Geu. 5s 831$
St. Panl Consols 129
bt.P.,C. & P.lsts....ll9
T.P.UG.Tr. Bets... S3
T.l'.R.O.Tr. Bets... 31
Canada bo. Me 103S
rn.l"acinc ists- iw
l)cn. &. It. G. lsut..l
Pen. A IS. G. 4s. S4
Erie Ms m4
M., K. Jt T, Gen. 6s. N
31., K. i T. Gen.5s..4oH
Union Pac Ists 106
West Shore JOIH
It. O. W. 1st 7
Mining shares closed as follows:
Cholor. 100 Ophlr
tjrown roim jo
Con Cnl. Va 340
Gould Curry. 140
llalei Norcross Mo
blerra Nevada 260
Union Con 160
Yellow Jacket 100
Irou Silver . W
ijulcksllvcr pfd. 1700
Hoin estate 1400
North Star 650
The total sales of stocks to-day wore 440,
Sfll shares, including: Atchison, 14,500; Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western, S.O0O: Erie,
8,900; Louisville and Nashville, 27.S00; Mis
souri Pacific, 7,000; Northern Pacific pre
ferred, 21,500; New England, 19,300; Beading,
197,800; Richmond and West Point. 6,900; St.
Paul, 11,800: St. Paul and Omaha, 5,000; Union
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the .ew York btock Exchange, corrected
daily for Tnr. Pittsburg Dispatch by Whitney
A. Stephenson, oldest Pittsburg members of New
York btock Exchange. 57 Fourth avenue:
Open High Low lng Sept.
Inc. est. est. bid. 2,
Am. Cotton Oil 433f 44f 41Jf 44 43$
Am. Cotton Oil, pfd. 80 81 80 80Ji 80
Am. bug. Befln. Co. 10SM VOH 10HH 109 !o8i
A. b. K. Co.. pfd KB 103
Atch..T. 4b. F 37 37Ji 37 XX 36
Canadian Pacific SS se
Canada Southern.... 6S4 5754" 56$ 56H SS
Central of N J 131,$ 133 lllii 132)4 WX
Central Pacinc SS 2
Chesapeake A Ohio.. 22 S3), 22 W S
C A 0. 1st pfd. CO 60
CIO 2d pfd 42 40
Cnicago Gas Trust... MX 82 81 H 81 H 8I
C. B. AQulncy 90H SH 96H 974 86,
C. Mil Abt. Paul.. 78S 78H 78S 78 78H
Cj M. Ab. P.. pfd.. 12M4 126M K6X 12S 125
C, BoCkLAP 79 80' 7914 80 73
. C.. St. P.. M. AO... 5054 51H 50S4 51 SOU
CSt.P..M.AO..pfd 118 USX 118,'i 119 118
C. A Northwestern.. 113"i 114 1133 1I4V, 113X
CAN. pfd 142 142
c. c. c. a 1 6t eiK ei 6is ev
Col. Coal A Iron 40M 40i, 40 40't, 391,
Col. A Hock. Val.. . 32 32, 32 32)4 HH
Del. Lack. A W 151 5S 1544 155 IbiH
IlcL A Hudson 133 133V IKK 132 1315,
I)en. ABIoG 151-. 154
I Is. A C. F. Trust... 54M 54)$ 531 53 54'fi
T. T.. Va.G 5 5 S 4S
Lake Erie AW 23K 314
Lakcrrle A W..pfd 75! 75 75 75!4 1M
Lake Shore A M. b . VSH 130V 129)4 J30 129
Louisville .t Nash... G5!4 6R 6i C5 65
Jllchlgan Central.... 105 105) 103 105 104
Mobile iOlilo 37 37
Jlissouri Pacific 595, 0051 51 60H S9H
Nau Cordage Co .. 132 13314 132! 133 132
Nat. Cor. Co., pfd.. 119M 12IS 11944 121 119K
Nat. Lead Co 43! 41U 43Q 43", 42
Nat. Lead Co.. pfd.. 94'4 94V 91 94' 9J
N. Y. ten 109)$ 110)4 109)4 1KS 105
N. Y".. a Abt. L.. 16 16)4 16 16, 15M
N Y.C.Abt.L IstpM 72 72
N.Y.C Abt.L 2d pfd 33X 33
N. Y L. E. A... 23 20X 25H 25 26
N.Y-.L.F.AW.pfd 63 63K 63 63 t2
N Y. A N. E : 37U S4' 37 36
N.Y.. O. AW 18 15H 1, 18 IS),
Norrolk A Western.. 9 9 9 9 9?
Norfolk A West, pfd 37. 37 37), 37" XiH
North Amcr Co... KM 125, 12H 121 12K
Northern l'aclfic ... 18'i 1S'4 18)4 18 17
Northern Pac pfd.. 4aH 49J 4SH 48S 4j
regon Imn 20 20
Pacific Mall 30 30J 30 30M 29
Peoria. Ilec. A Ev 18 19
PhlLABead. U4 S65j 56 67 56
P.. C..C.Abt.L.... 21 21 21 20 2uH
P,C..C.Abt.L.pfd 58X 58M 5SX 58 58
Pullman Palace Car. 194 193
Itlcll. A W. P. T... . hH 9 SS 8K
Blch. A W. P.T..pfd 40 43X 41 37
fcU Paul A Duluth... 40i 41 40 41 40M
t-t.P.. M A 31 m'i 113X
Texas Pacific 11V 11 11H 11H 11H
Union Pacific 87J 3S, 37h 3S 35
M abash JOH jow
Wahash. pfd 24 24H 23 24 24
Western Tinlon. 95 MS S3'4 SC 93U
L.K.. 16 27 20Xi V,)i 2S
W.A L. E., pfd..... Co a 65, 67 7S
B. AO 9Vj HM St 94 93
C0RX CLOSES LOWER
And tho Other Cereals Bule Barely Steady
Chicago, Sept. 23. Wheat opened quiet at
about yesterday's closing figures and held
tolerably steady for a time, though finally
developing considerable weakness and
selling off Jc below yesterday's close. Tho
bullish feeling which was so rampant yes
terday was a good deal softened, although
early cables shon ea considerable strengtn
and some advance in English markets. The
receipts in the Northwest were larger than
expected 373 cars and there was nothing
of a bullish nature in the way of crop in
formation. The most nervous sliorts seemed
to have covered on tho excitement yester
day, and there was little demand from that
interest, while the offerings were more
The advices had the effect of bringing out
a good deal of long wheat which showed a
good profit to the holders, which they were
apparently anxious to secure. There was
also more disposition on the part of the bear
element to sell short. With these liberal
offerings, and only a modeiate demand, the
market soon grew weak. At the bottom
there was good buying on better cables and
a tally of Jc Then in the afternoon the
contingent ucgan to sell and prices broke
Jc, closing weak at nearly bottom figures.
Corn was lower and influenced entirely
by the continued fine weather. The cold
-nuve which was feared yesterday is no
longer in sight, and tho crop is so rapidly
reaching maturity that it begins to look as
though one could not do much harm if It
should come. The effect of this was to bring
a large amount of long corn on the market,
as well as to encouraco short selling, with
consequent loner prices.
Oats were quiet within a narrow range
and closed slightly under yesterday's final
H02 products were quiet, but ribs gave
another evidence of the ease with which
th ev could be manipulated by going up to
ts 80 for October, having closed yesterday
at $3 25.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
Fteadr and unchanged; No. 2 Miring wheat,
73f;c: No. 3 spring1 wheat, C0G3c; No. 2 red,
7Sc: No. Scorn, 45c: No. 1 oats. 3233c:
No. 2 white, 34c; No. 3 white, 3J33c; No. 2
rye. 57Uc; No. 2 barley, 65C6c; No. 3 f. o. b,
C3c; No. 4 f. o.b. 4152c; No. 1 flaxseed,
$1 09; prime timothy seed, $1 0. Mess pork,
per barrel, $10 20310 5; laid, per 100 uounds,
17 40: short ribs sides (loose!, 7 45; dry
salted shoulders (boxed). W 80S 90; short
clear sides (boxed), $7 807 95. Whisky,
distillers' finished goods, per gallon, $115.
Sugar Cut loaf, unchanged; granulated, un
changed: standard A, unchanged.
EeCeipts Flonr. 11,000 barrels; wheat, 389,
000 bushels; corn. 349,000 bushels; oats, 305,000
bushels: rye, 25,000 bushels; barley, 81,000
bushels. . ,
Shipments Flour, 25.000 barrels: wheat,
81,000 bushels; corn, 363,000 bushels; oats,
203,000 bushels; rye, 8,000 bushels; barley, 26,
On the Produce Exchange tc-day the but
ter market was weaken creamery, 162tc;
dairy. 1522c Eggs lSJi 19c
Bange or the leading lutures. furnished by John
M. Oakley A Co., bankers and brokers. No. 45
Open-IHlgh-I Low-I Clos-lClose
lng. est. est. lng. Sen.22
-i. ..-- . j.. Tin.Aat AA nrn. K13
oata. 306. Estimates for tomorrow Wheal; ais;
corn, 575; oats, SIS.
New York Ftotm Kecelpts. 27,900 pack
ages; exports, 8,900 barrels, 19.800 sacks; less
active and steady; sales, 16,000 barrels.
COK5MKAX dull and steady.
Wheat Kecelpts, 327.050 bushels: exports
08,000 bushels; sales, 1,130,000 bushels rntures.
96,000 bushels spot; spots dull, lower-and
closing 9teKdy:No.2red,7979iic lnstorennd
elevator, 79J479c afloat: 7930e, f. o. b.:
No. 3 red, 73: uneraded red, 7381c;
No. 1 Northern, b3c; No. 1 hard, 8Sc: No.
2 Northern b0 No. 2 Chicago. 84Wc:Na 2
Milwaukee 7Sc; No. 3 spring, 7&c. Options
were very dull and irregular, closing heavy,
opening firm at advance on firmer cables
and foreign buying, declined K?i0 with
the West and free realizing: ivo. 2 red
September, 7Sc;October, 7979c, clos
ing at 79?c; November, 81Slc, closing
at 81c; December, 82 7-16S3Jc, closing at
8JKc: May, 8SV(89c, closing at SSJJc
11ye firm and quiet.
Barley malt nominal.
Corx Kecelpts, 116,000 bushels; oxports,
41.000 bushels; sales, 5:5,000 bushels futures,
95,000 bushels spot; spot quiet and easier,
closing steady; No. 2, 53c elevator, 52jo
afloat; ungraded mixed, 5353c; options
very dull, ie lower, as folfowing the
West and on realizing; September, 53Q53J4C,
closing nt53e; October, 5253Jc, Closing at
53c; November, 63Jj;53Jgc, closing at 53'c;
December, 5451;c, closing at 54Jc; Mav,
Oats Kecelpts, 118,650 bushels; exports,
9 263 busbeis; sales, 340,000 bushels futures,
123.000 bushels snot: snot Arm and moder
ately active: options dull, lower and weak;
September, 36Ji37c,cl09ing at S6Jc; October.
3737Kc, closing at 37Vc; November, 3S
38c, closing at 3SJc; December. S939?c,
closing at 39Kc: No. 2 white. 3839c: mixed
Western, S6JSKc; white do, 3Si46Kc; No. 2
Hat quiet and easy; shipping, C065c; good
to choice, 758jc
Hops dull and steady: State, common to
choice, lS22c; Pacific coast, 172'2c.
Groceries Coffee options opent d steady,
unchanged to 20 points up, closed steady 15
up to 10 down; sales. 40,000 bags, including
September, 14.75ll.93c; October, 14.40
11 55c; November, 14.3014.40c: December,
14.2014.30c: January, 14.1014 30c; March,
14.10 14.25c: May, 14.0514.20c: July. 1405: spot
Klo quiet and steadv; No. 7, 15J15Jc Sugar
Kaw quiet and firm, refined, firm and
fairly active. Molasses Foreign nominal:
New Orleans quiet. Rice Good demand
Cottosseed oil in fair demand and
TxLLOwqulet and steady; citv ($2forpkgs),
Kosik dull and steady.
TtntPEsniTE dull and easy at 2929tc
Egqs dull and steady; receipts, S,811 pack
ages. Hides dull and steady.
Hog products Pork firm, quiet. Cutmeats
firmer, in demand; pickled bellies, 88?c.
Sales, 6,000 pounds pickled bellies at 8K
S?c, and 3,000 pickled hams at 10ille.
Middles firm; quiet; short clear $9 50. Lard
dull and firm; Western xteam, closed at$7 SO.
Sales 600 tierces at $7 757 SO. Options sales,
250 tlorces; September closed at $7 80, nom
inal; October at $7179 asked; Novemberat $7,29
asked; December at $7 07; January at $7 16
St. Louis Flour firm and unchanged.
Wheat opened with a broader market, but
dullness soon set In, followed by weakness,
the market closing c off on fine weather
and heavy receipts: No. 2 cash higher at
69c: Seotomber, 6?Jo asked; October, 70c
aked; December, 7.l73c, closing at 73
7SKcbid; May. 7f3i8Jc, closing at 79K
79?2c asked. Corn woak on improving crop
prospects closing at Ykifi off; No. 2 cash
42c; September, 42c bid; October, 425o
OatB dull amleasien No. 2 cash, higher at
30c; September, 29c nominal; October, 30c
nominal; May, 35c asked. Bye higher;
No. 2, 53c east side. Barley In improved de
mand at 565Sc. Hay firm and unchanged.
Bran higher at 60s at mill. Flaxseed higher
at $1 05. 1 imothy seed, unchanged. Clover
oeeri, $5 1C5 35, Cornmeal steady at $2 25
2 35 on orders. Bagging, &iTia.
Duluth The market was very active to
day in cash and December wheats at stead
ily strengthening prices. September started
Jic lower, and there as considerable trad
ing in the early hours. Cash No. 1 North
ern sold briskly at 72c early, and later at
73c. Cash No. 2 Nortnern started at 67c and
advanced Jc December No. 2 Northern
changed hands from 74Jo to 74c, and De
cember No. 2 Northern lemained at C9c Sep
tember No. 1 Northern was active, selling
earlvat 7272c Following are closing
prices: No. 1 hara cash 74c: September, 74C;
October, 74c; December. 76c: May, 83c; No.
1 Northern, cash, 72c ; September, 72Wc; Oc
tober, 72c; December, 74c: May, 804c; No.
2 Northern, cash, G6c; September, 66Ke: Oc
tober, 6G?c; Decembur, CSc; No. 3. 59c; re
jected, 5oc; on track. No. 1 hard, 75!c; No.
1 Northern, 73c
Philadelphia Flour steadier. Wheat
steady; No 2 red in export elevator, 75?c; No.
2 red, September, 75t75c; October. 75J
76c; November. 77K'Mc; December, 79K
79JJ- Corn options weak: local car lots
scarce, but met with little inquiry; car lots
No. 2 for local trade, 5536c; No. 2 mixed,
September, h1MS$lc; October, 5252Jic;
Nuvember, C2Ji53c; December, 6252c.
Oats Car lots dull and barely steady; lutures
dull and lower; No. 3 mixed, 35c: No. 2 do.
36c; No. 3 white, S7Kc;-2 white, 31c; No. 2
white, September, 4040c: October, 3S?i
39c; November, 3939Jic; December, 39K
40c Butter, solid packed, steady; mints
lower; Pennsylvania prints, extra, 2730c
Eggs steady: Pennsylvania firsts, 22c
Toledo Wheat active and lower; No. 2
cash and Sentember, 74c; October, 75Jc;
December, 77K82c Corn dull: No. 2 cash,
47c Oats quiet; cash, 33c Kye dull; cash,
17c Clover seed active and higher; prime
cash. $6 33: October, $0 40; December, $6 55
January. M C5. Kecelpts Flour, 771 barrels;
wheat, U.C77 bushels; corn, 30,699 bushels;
oats, L1W0 bushels; rye, 5.110 bushels; clover
seed, 167 bushels. Shipments Flour, 3,450
barrels; whvat. 120,000 bushols: corn, 47,000
bushels; oats, 400 bushels; rye, 1,200 bushels.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat easier;
December, 71Jc: No. 2 spring, 70e: No. 1
Northern? 77c Corn quiet; No. 3. 45c Oats
No. 2 white, 24i35c; No 3 do. 32K33c.
Barley quiet: September, 65c; sample, 4ll
C5c Kyestead:No L 63c. Provisions quiet.
Pork, October, $10 20. Lard, October, $7 40
Keceipts Flour, 5,400 barrels; wheat, 42 500
bushels; harley. 60,000 bushels. Shipments
Flour, 4,300 barrels: wheat, 3,500 bushels:
barley, 34,300 bushels.
Cincinnati Flour steadv. Wheat in fair
demand; No. 2 led, 70&671C; receipts, 10,600
bushels: shipments, 5.0OJ bushels. Corn
easier and lower; No. 2 mixed, '50c. Oats
easy; No. 2 mixed, 33c Kye quiet and firm;
No. 2, 60c Pork easy at $10 25. Lard firm
at $7 15. Bulk meats easy at $7 37K7 50.
Bacon easier at $3 733 87K. Whisky stead) t
sales, 1,069 barrels at $1 li Butter steady.
Sugar steady and firm. Eggs firm at 17c
Baltimore Wheat firmer; No. 2 red spot
and September. 75c; October, 76c: December,
79c Corn steady: mixed pot and Septem
ber, 53e bid: October, 52Jc. Oats slow;
No. 2 white Western, 3S39c Kye quiet and
steady: No. 2, 64c Hay dull and steady.
Provisions steady. Butter firmer; cream
ery, fancy, 2526c E?gs active at 2021c
Coffee firm; K10, fair 17Kc
Kansas City-Wheat Vc higher; No. 2.
hard, old, 60e; new, 61K62c; No. 2 red, 64
C5c Corn dull and lower; No. 2 mixed, 39rf
S9fc; No. 2 white, 4747Kc Oats firm; No.
a mixed, 2627c:No 2 v.hlto,29X31c Ke
ceipts Wheat, 99,000 bushels; corn, 16,030
bnshels; oats, none. Shipments Wheat, 23.
000 bushels; corn, 5,000 bushels; oats, LOUO
Buffalo Wheat No. 1 hard. S6c; No. 1
Northern, S3e; No. 2 red, 77J4c. Corn
No. 2, oOc Receipts Wheat, 210,000 bushels;
corn, iou.OOO bushels.
73. 1 m
Shown by a Number of the Leading
Shares of the Local List.
PHILADELPHIA CO. IS HIGHER
And Citizens' Traction. Switch and Signal
and Airbrake Are Firmer.
LOCAL AND GENERAL FINANCIAL NEWS
Fbidat, Sept 23.
The bullish tone which developed in
Wall street yesterday was continued to
day. Stocks advanced under the lead of
Beading and Pennsylvania, the rise in the
latter, as well as in the former, being
construed as meaning that peace had been
patched up between the two great systems
in conformity with the suggestions of the
English stockholders of Pennsy. Other
shares sympathized with the leader, and
something approximating a genuine bull
market was experienced. The pro
fessional element is still most prominent
In the trading, but, considering the compar
ative ease of the money market, the cessa
tion of gold exports and the elimination of
other depressing factors, it would be a mat
ter of very little surprise to many if the
present movement proved to be the begin
ning of the long-talked-of upward turn.
On the Local Board.
Trading was light and confined to three
or four of the loading Items P. & B. trao
tlon, Duquesne traction, Electrlo second
preferred, Westlnghouse Machine Company
and Metropolitan National Bank being tho
only ones to figure In the trading on 'Change.
There was a continuance of the improving
tone noted yesterday, however, and a few
shares moved up fractionally in response to
considerable eagerness to buy. The demand
for Philadelphia Company, Citizens' trac
tion. Switch and Signal preferred and West
lnghouse Airbrake was most pronounced,
bnt, while they wore stronger, with Phila
delphia Company higher, there was very
little stock offering, and the bidding was
fruitless so far as sains were concerned. The
most persistent bidders for Philadelphia
Company were those who sold most on tho
recent downwaid turn, and the chief
bidders for Citizens traction expressed
themselves as perfectly willlne to take
all that anybody would offer at 63. Several
lots of Airbrake could have been sold at 140,
but there was only ono small lot offering,
and that at 141. Switch and Signal common
was steady under a fair demand, and the
preferred responded to rather a sharp in
quiry with a material advance Others were
unchanged but firm.
P. & B. traction sold at 25, Metropolitan
National Bank at 117, Westlnghouse Llectrlo
second preferred at 37K, Duquesne traction
at 29 and Westlnghouse Machine Company
Westlnghouse Electric second preferred
closed at 3737K and the unlisted street
railway stocks ami bonds as follows: P., A.
ft M. traction, 4IQ15: do 5s. 105106: P. & B.
traction, 25J2- do 5s, 103L03Ji: Duquesno
traction, 2S;29; do 3s, lOl&glOi
IVestinghouse Machine Company.
After the last call 25 shares Westlnghouse
Machine Company sold at 33. The par value
of the stock is 50, and tho capital stock is
$500,000, having been scaled from $1,000,000.
The floating indebtedness has been reduced
to less than $20,000; the company is rushed
vt ith business to such an extent that it can
not keep abroast ot its orders, and it Is said
to be earning more money than Westlng
house Airbrake in eomnarison with the
amount of money Invested. Tips are in cir
culation to buy it for a big rise.
Switch and Signal Preferred.
In commenting upon the upward drift of
the price of tho Union Switch and Signal
Company's preferred stock to-day a well
posted street man said: "The company's
earnings are surprisingly large, and I am
told the preferred stockholders will get a
dividend in tho near future." Agentoman
identified with the company, however, says
that while it is undoubtedly earning a divi
dend on the preferred, and something more
besides, the earnings ore not likely to be ap
plied to dividends for some time yet. They
will bo used to 'cut down the Indebtedness.
Those who ought to know say the company
is earning 10 per cent net.
The Ked Cloud Mining Company has de
clared the regular monthly dividend of 1
per Sent, or So per share, ana the Enterprise
Mining Company has declared its regular
monthly dividend of 2 per cent, or lOo per
share. It is said on excellent authority that
for the first 25 days of August the "runs" of
the latter comoany panned out $75,000. or
$25,000 more than sufficient to pay the divi
dend. An official report of the condition
and prospects of tho company will soon be
made. As a rule the management of mining
piopertios is much more economical and
businesslike now than in days gone by, and
in a general way the public is showing more
interest in mining shares.
The talk on Philadelphia Company to-day
was stiongly bullish. Where tho gas has
been turned into furnaces at points where
operations have been resumed after a sea
son of idleness it has shown a pressure
never experienced since some of the mills
had to bo cut off the lines. At Mansfield the
gaugo showed a pressure of 95 pounds yes
terday. A leading broker said: "Philadel
phia company is better worth 25 to-day than
it ever was. "It has got more gas; it lias
more patrons: it is getting a better price,
and its receipts are larger thar. ever."
Baltimore and Ohio.
The statemont of the entire system 'east
and west of the Ohio river for the month of
1S91. 1892. Decrease.
FrnlngS 2.372,153 2,345.022 27,135
Expenses 1,607,335 1. M0, 432 73,156
July 1 to August 31 :
Net tl.S63.367 (1.28D.850 278.517
Loxdox, Sept. 23. Amount of bullion gone
into the Bauk of England on balance to-day,
Paris, Sept. 23. The weekly. statement of
the Bank of France shows an increase of
3,050,000 f 1 ancs gold and a decrease of 123,000
London. Sept. 23. 4 p.m. Close Consols,
money, 97; for the account, 97 1-16; New York,
Pennsylvania and Ohio lsts,. 31: Canadian
Pacido, 88; Erie, 26 do 2ds, 107; Illinois
Central, 99; Mexican ordinary, 22: St. Paul
common, 80; New Tork Central. 112; Penn
sylvania, 55; Reading, 29; Mexican Cen
tral, new 4i, 6S Kate of discount in the
onen market for both short and three
months' bills, 1 1-1CQ1K per cent.
H. M. Long sold 50 shares Philadelphia
Company at 22 off 'Change and $1,003 Pleas
ant Valley 5s at 102 flat
- Fred Klnehart sold 50 shares Wheeling Gas
W. it. Thompson & Co. sold 198 shares
Pittsburg, Wheeling and Kentucky Kallroad
Pittsburg Brass Company was quoted on
'Change at 60 asked. Metric Metal at 100
asked, Natatonum at 100 asked and Electric
scrip at 9095.
The right-of-way is at present being
secured for the Crescent Oil Pipe Line
through Delaware and Chester counties to
Marcus Hook. In cases where agreements
could not be made with the property owners
the Wayne Title and Trust Company has
been laken as security. Philadelphia Stock
holder. Carothers sold P. & B. traction and W. K.
Thompson & Co , Hill ft Co., Whitney &
Stephenson and Lawrence & Co. bought,
J. B. Barbour sold Duquesne traction to
Lawrence ft Co. and the latter sold Electric
second preferred to the former. Hill & Co.
also sold Electrio to Barbour.
Whitney & Stephenson bought Westing
house Machine Company from J. B. Bar
bour. Sir J. Whittaker E11K ex-Mayor of Lon
don, is on a tour through Canada and in
tends to reach Boston on Tuesday next.
His purpose Is to report upon the operations
or tne electrical railroads in Boston, its
suburban development and to discover good
fields in America for the investment of
English capital through the enhanced
values resulting from this new means of
Allegheny Valley railroad preferred sold
in Philadelphia Company yesterday at IS
Sales and Closing Quotations, a.
Transactions on 'Change were as follows:
10 shares P. & B. traction 25V
10 shares P. B. traction 234
25 shares P. 11. traction. Zttf
2 (hares Metropolitan National Ilank 117
100 shares Westlnghouse Electric 2d pfd Z7H
SlhireiP. AB. traction...... JSJ(
DISPATCH, ' SATURDAY,
100 shares Dnquesne traction S
SO shares WestlnKbouse Electric 2d pfd. W5
25 shares Westlnghouse Machine Co. 35
Total sales, 827 shares. Closing bids and
1st call, ideatt. 3d call.
STOCKS. " ' - ' ' '
Cla Ask Bid Ask Bid Ask
First Nat.. Pitts.... 175 18IJ . "7 .... "
Fidelity T. AT. Co ISO
Liberty Nat. Ilk.... 09
Mouongabela N. B. 140
Second Nat. Bank.. 2S5
Armenia Ins 7S .... ...
Citizens Insurance. SI 35 31 85 81 85
Humboldt 65 .... 65 .... &
Peoples Ins..: 25 .....
Western Ins. Co 40 .... 33
Alleg. Heating Co.. 76 .... 75 .... 76 ....
Brldgewater 27H 36
CliaitlersV.GasCo 12H 12 125 12
Manufact. Gas Co 27 ....
P. N. G. AP. Co... 15 UK 15M .... 15M 16
Philadelphia Coir.. 22J4 rjH 22 22J,' 22 22
Wheeling Gas Co 20 .... 19 .... 20
CentralTractlon.... 29 80 29 ....
Cltliens Xractlon.. 82 03X 62 .... 63 64
Pittsburg Traction 61 .... ....
Pleasant Vallej.... 25 25X 25X 25H 25 25
Pitts. Cas. Shan 16 .... 15 .... 15
N. Y. & C. G. C. Co .... MX .... KX
Hand Street Bridge .... 41 .... 44 .... ....
North.8.Brlgde 50 .... 50 .... 50
Point Bridge J2
Union Bridge 1J 15 13i 15
Hidalgo Mining Co 5H
LaNorlaMln.XJo.. 12c 18c lie
LusterMln.Co &X M 6M 9M S'A 8H
Enterprise Mln. Co 4 h
Westlnghouse E.CO 22 .... 22M .... 22 ....
U. s: AS. Co 18)3 19 18H 18 18X ....
TJ. S. A S. CO., pfd. .... 40 314 40 ....40
West. Airbrake Co. 140 .... 140 .... 140 141
Btend'dU. Cable Co 76J .... 76 .... 76 77
TJ. S. G. Co., com 65
The demand for money is gradually broad
ening, but rates continue to be quoted at
56 per cent. A Fourth avenue broker re
ported the negotiation of a good-sized call
loan at S per cent, and said he was offered
call money from two other sources at the
same rate. Eastern exchange and currency
are trading even.
New York, Sept. 23. Money on call easy
at 33 per cent; last loan 3, closed offered
at By per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 5
7)4 per cent. Sterling exchange, $4 85i lor
60-day bills and $4 87 for demand.
Boston, Sept. 23. Call loans, 45K per
cent; time loans, 5X6 per cent.
Clearing House Figures.
Exchanges to-day (2,3.'S,123 41
Balances to-day 437,947 81
Same day last weekt
Exchanges 2,286,233 70
Balances 581,891 09
Niw York. Sept. 23. Clearings, $95,453,900;
Boston, Sept. 23 Bank clearings, $13,326,
101; balances, $1,348,402. Money, 4K per cent.
Exchange on New York, 815e discount.
Baltimore, Sent. 23. Bank clearings to-day,
$3,017,642; balances, $510,030. Kate, G per cent.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Money firm and un
changed. Bank clearings,, $15,227,053. New
York exchange, 6060c discount. Sterling
exchange dull at $4 85.V for CO-day bills anU
$487 lor sight dratts. ' ,
St. Locis, Sept. 23. Bank clearings to
day. $3,571,797; balances, $339,086. Money quiet
at 67 per cent. Exchange ou New York,
New Orleans, Sept. 23. Clearings, $870,
798. New York exchange Commercial, $1;
bank, 50 cents per $1,000 discount to par.
Memphis, Sept. 23. New Y'oric exchange
selling at $1 50. Clearings, $273,877; balances,
Boston, Sept. 23. Specta!. Electric stock
quotations to-day were as follows:
General Electric 114H U4i
Westlnghouse Electric S7H SIX
Westlnghouse Electric pfd 49K 50
net. r.. as 03
Fort Wayne Electrlo 12'i
Thomson-Houston Trnst (D) i
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
Pennsylvania. 5 55M
Reading 29 29 1-16
Buffalo. New York A Phllaaelphla IK 8
Lehigh Valley 59 WX
Lehigh Navigation 536 ....
Northern Pacific common 17 'a 18
Northern 1'acllic preferred 43fe 48
A DEAL OUT FLFTH AVENUE.
A Good Frico for Business Property Near
Van Braam Street Dickers for Other
Properties Beyond the Hump in Prog
ress Gos&lp, Permits, Etc
Fbidat, Sept 23.
Another deal which has been pending for
some time was closed to-day. The parties
interested request that their names be with
held from publication, but the exact loca
tion of the property and the particnlars
of the deal are given. The realty
Is located on Fifth avenue, near
the loot of Van Braam street. It has a
frontage of 60 feet and is 90 feet in depth,
having three three-story brick storerooms
and dwellings erected thereon, and tho con
sideration was $24,000, or $400 per foot front,
which, though showing an increase in valuos
in the vicinity, is considered by the real es
tate agents who were spoken to respecting
the sale, and parties who aro posted on
values in this locality, as a bargain for the
Several other deals for property in tho
neighborhood aro on and some very valua
ble property Just cast of the Court House Is
likely to change hands iu the near future, as
but from 6 to 8 per cent difference lies be
tween the owners and the Intending pur
chasers. Current Gossip.
A local agent is negotiating for and ex
pects to close tho sale of a tract of 1,300 acres
of coal land located in Westmoreland
county. Tho intending purchasers are East
A deal involving $30,000 which has been,
like others, side-tracked for several weeks
Sast, has been taken up again, and Mr. Ira
. Blrchfield, the agent, expects to close the
sale soon, and likowiso another involving
over $60,000, the early part of next week. The
property is located iu tho Squlirel Ulll dis
trict. Tho Pittsburg and West End Kallway Com
pany will commeuce the erection of ono of
their power houses for the electric lino in a
few days. The building will be located on
Carson street at the end of tho Point bridge.
It will be a three-story brick and iron
structure, and will cost $30,000. A permit
was grantod the company to-day by the
The following permits were issued to-day:
The Pittsburg and West End Kailway Com
pany a brick and Iron thiee-story power
house, Carson street, south end of Point
bridge. Cost, $30,000. Frank Kogler, a brick
two-storv addition. No. 1730 Carson street.
Cost. $2,450. Nelson Nozzollllo.a frame two
story dwelling, Lang avenue near Kelly
street. Cost, $2,000. Thomas Evans ft Co.,
a frame one-story shed. Seventeenth street.
Cost, $300. Thomas O'Hara, a frame one and
one-half story stable, Juno street. Cost,
Beported by the Brokers.
George W. Ache sold lot No. 50 In the
Avondale Place plan, fronting 40 feet on
Homer, street by 120 feet in depth to a 20-foot
alley, for $2,800.
Morris ft Aisbltt sold lot No. SO In the Oak
land Place plan, to J. C. McComb, fronting
24 feet 011 Frazier street by 110 feet in depth,
Liggott Bros, sold to L G. Beam a lot 40x150
feet on College avenue. Twentieth ward, for
$2. 400. Also sold a lot 40x150 on College ave
nue to John S. Lee for $2,200.
W. A. Herron 4 Sons sold lot No. 94 In the
Wilklns estate, third plan, being 52x120 feet
on Savannah street, Edgewood, adjacent to
the Wilklnsbnrg boundary line, for $650; also
sold a lot 20x108 feet on Wlneblddle avenue,
near Dauphin street, for $650.
Peter Shields sold lot No. 200 in William
Fllnn's plan. Twenty-third ward, having a
frontage of 36 leet on Greenfield avenue and
a depth of MO feet toa 20-foot alley, for $L500.
James W. Drape & Co. report the sale of a
collateral interest in a property abovo
8harpsburg of $8,000; also the sale of a prop
erty at Sheridan for $1,500, two Ihousen
and lots in the suburbs for $3,200, and
a lot near Gross street. East End, tor $2,000.
The property corner of East and Third
streets, Allegheny, was withdrawn on a bid
Larkln & Kennedy purohased from Mr.
James C. Dick a two-story frame house at
Sheridan station, with a lot 40x120 feet, for
S. A. Dickie ft Co. sold to B. Morgan four
lots, each 50x120 feet, on DeKay street,
Twenty-second ward, lor a price approxi
mating $4,500. The purchaser has already
commenced the erection of two handsome
frame residences on the property.
John K. Ewlntr ft Co. sold for F. G. Ronr
kaste to Jacob W. Miller a lot 20x100 feet on
Sheridan avenue, being lot No. 71 id the
Frederick G. BohrLaste plan, Tenth ward,
Allegheny, for $300 on monthly payments.
George Schmidt sold a lot corner of Look
out and Miami avenue, 20x95 feet and being
No. 145 in his Eureka Plucu plan, Oakland,
to Miss 8. A. Bailey for $523.
E. T. Scbaffncr sold lots Nos. 164 and 165,
on Birmingham uvenue. In the Sonth View
plan lor the Birmingham Land Improve
ment Company, for $930 cash.
SEPTEMBER?-' 24, -1892,
STAPLES FLRMLY HELD
And Some of Them Show an Advancing
Tendency Coffee Higher Holders of
Kaw Sugar Demand an Advance In
Price Before Selling Fruits and Vege
FbidAY, Sept. 21
Trade was moderately active along the
wholesale mercantile line to-day, but there
were no price changes in the staples ex
cepting an advance in coffee, and note
worthy features were lacking. Grain con-,
tinnes rather easy; provisions are dull and
weak; dairy products are firm; eggs are
showing an advancing tendency, fruits and
vegetables are cheap; coffee Is a trifle
stiongerand'Sugar is steady. The demand
Tor flour is better, an d it will continue to im
prove as the season advances. Regarding
the sugar situation Willett ft Gray's daily
sugar report says of raws: The market is
steady and quiet in absence of stock;
Holders generally want an advance before
selling. Supplies of cane sugars are getting
shorter and new crop cane sugars now
promise much delay. Cables from Domerara
say: "No sugars available until middle of
October." Cable from Brazil says: "New
crop delayed by wet weather and will not be
available for shipment earlier than Novem
ber or December." Beet sugars are virtually
impracticable; Cuba crop Is not available
All grades of roasted coffee were advanced
Ko per pound to-day, and the market was
quoted strong at the advance.
Grain, Flour and Feed.
On call at the Grain and Flour Exchange
to-day one car sample middlings, spot, sold
at $17 50; no other transactions. Bids and
SFOT. Bid, Asked.
Brown middlings 16 00 18 25
Winter wheat bran 16 00
LlKhtmlxed oata 3SX
High mixed shelled corn .... 64
No. 2 yellow ear corn 55 58
Winter wheat bran 15 25 18 00
No. 1 timothy hay 13 75 15 00
No. 2 timothy hay 12 00 13 00
Packing hay 7 50 8 50
Wheat straw 8 50 6 73
No. 2 red wheat 74 "8
No. 2 yellow shelled corn blX 55
No. 2 yellow ear corn hi'4 57
No. 2 white oats S7H ZSX
Winter wheat bran 15 liX 16 00
No. 1 timothy hay 13 SIX 14 25
Kecelpts bulletined: Via the P. ft W. 3
cars hay, 1 car wheat; via tho B. ft O. 3 cars
hay; via the P., C, C. & St. L. 8 cars hay,
4 cars corrf, 2 cars oats; via the P., Ft. W. &
C 5 cars hay, 3 cars-oats, 2 cars bran, 1 car
straw, 1 car shortS) 1 car malt, 2 cars flour.
Total, 30 cars.
BAXQE OF THE 3IARKET.
tThe following quotations for grain, feed, hay
and straw are for car lots on track. Dealers charge
a small advance from store.
Wheat No. 2 red 74 75
No. 3 red .t 70 71
Corn No. 2yellowear ss 56
High mixed ear 54H 55
Mixed car 62 63
No. 2 yellow shelled 54 a WC
High mixed shelled 53 53)$
Mixed shelled....i 51 52
OATS-No. 1 white 33140 39
No. 2white SIX 33
Extra No. 3 white 35i(3 37
Mixed 35 36
Bye-No. 1 Western 66 a 07
No. 2 Western 65 3 66
Flour (Jobbers' prices)! ancy brands. 4 75
5 00: standard v Inter patents. $4 735 00; spring
patents. 4 855 CO: straight winter. 4 254 60:
clear winter, 4 004 25; XXX bakers, 3 754 CO;
rve, 3 5C3 75.
The Exchange price current quotes flour in car
lots on track as follows:
Patentwlnter S4 50(3)1 CO
Patentsprlng 4 504 63
Straight winter 4 104 25
Clear 3 50(33 70
Low grades 2 2503 00
itye nour.. a oouj 00
spring bakers 3 503 7a
MILLFEED-Ho. 1 white middlings, 819 O021 CO:
No. 2 white middlings. 17 003)18 00; winter wheat
bran, 15 2V315 75; brown middlings, 16 5017 50;
chop, 19 0023 00.
Hay-No. 1 tlmothv. 13 5013 75;No. 2tlmothy.
til 5012 50; mixed clover and timothy. 12 50
13 00; packing. 8 003)3 50; No. 1 prairie, 9 0u9 50;
wagon hay. 14 0016 00.
SlBAW-Wheat, 3 756 00; oat, 6 256 50.
SCGAns-Patent cut-loaf. 6Kc; cubes. BMc; pow
dered. 5c; granulated (standard), 5.3)c: con
fectioners A. 5.20c; soft A. 5.10c: fancy yellow.
4fiic: fair yellow, 4H(5)lHc; common yellow, 4M
C'OFFEE Roasted. In packages Standard brands.
21 3-20c; second grades, 2021c: fancy grades,
2429c. Loose Java. 34c: Mocha. 35)36c:
Santos. 2G20)o: Maracalbo. VX"i Peabcrry, 26
28Hc: Caracas. 29,4c; Klo, 232iiC.
COFFEE-Green O. G. Java, 2929Kc: Padang
Java, 2823ic: Mocha. 3131Jc: Peaberry, 21
22c; Santos, 22f323$jc: Maracalbo. 21423c: Car
acas, 23321c; golden Santos, 21X&XC; Klo, 19
Oil Cimon. 116, 6e: headlight, 6Kc: water
white. IXc: Elaine. HHc: Ohio legal test. 6)4c;
miner; whiter-white, 3236c: summer, 3132c.
MOLASSES-Cholce, S838c; fancy, !9,S40c:
Sybuf Corn syrup, 2729c; sugar syrup, 3031ci
fancy flavors. 3235c.
Fruits London layer raisins, 2 50; California
London layers, 1 O02 10: California muscatels,
bags, 55ic; boxed, (1 1S1 25; Valencia, Km
6Mc;Ondara Valencia, 7H7c: California sul
tanas, lO.WSHlc; currants. 4!4lSK!,c; California
Drunes. 9l2c: French prunes, 810Kc: Califor
nia seedless raisins, 1-Ib cartons, (3 75; citron, 20
21c: lemon peel, 11I14C.
KlCE Fancy head Carolina. 65f8c; prime to
choice, 5X6c; Louisiana. 6Cc: Java, 555(c:
CANNED GOODS Standard peaches, 2 052 15;
extra peaches. 2 SSi 50: seconds, $1 952 ou: pie
peaches, 1 30 1 35: finest corn, 1 4C1 50; Uar-
zora couniy corn, 31 ibqxu ju: lima oeans, i
pineapples. I 251 30; extra do, 2 40: Bahama
do, 3 00: damson plums. Eastern, 1 25: Cali
fornia pears. 2 252 35; do green gages, 1 75;
do egg plums. 1 75: do apricots, (1 9u2 10; do
extra white cherries, (2 752 85; do white cherries.
2-It) cans, 1 63: raspberries, t 251 50; straw
berries, 1 1531 25: gooseberries, 1 lfel 25: toina
toes,9597J$c; salmon. 1-lb. 1 261 SO: blackber
ries, 7080c: succotash, 2-1 b cans, soaked, 95c: do
standard 2-lb cans, 1 251 60: corned beef, 2-lb
cans. 1 75(5)1 80; do. 14-lb. 13 09: roast beef, 2-lb.
1 75; chipped beef. 1-lb cans, (1 901 95; baked
beans, 125(3150: lobsters, 1-lb. 82 25; mackerel,
fresh. 1-lb. $1 00: broiled, 1 50; sardines, domestic,
Ks. $4 00: He. ts 25: lit, mustard. 3 25: Imported.
J4s, fio 5012 50: imported. H. 3180023 00; canned
apples, 3-lb, 7075c; gallons, 2 903 00.
Hogs are firmly held and look as if they
wero going to bo higher, but product is weak
and price 1 will probably bo leduced at Sat
urday's meeting ot the dealers.
Large hams $ UK
bmaU IV, (
Shoulders, sugar-cured S'-t
llacon shoulders 8'4
Dry salt shoulders h
Breakfast bacon WX
Extra do 11H
Clear sides, smoked 934
dear bellies, smoked 9H
Pork, heavy 13 00
Light IS CO
Dried beef, knuckles 13
Lard (pure), tierces 8M
Two 50-lb cases 9
Lard (rctlned), tierces 6
Half barrels 64
Palis ;, CK
Two 50-lb cases , 6
Three-lb cases 7
Flve-lb caes Oi
Ten-lb cases . 6H
Butter Elgin creamery,29)i29c: other brands.
2C27C: choice to fancv cuuntry roll, 2325c: fair
to medium grades. 1620c; low grades, 1215c;
cooking. 10llc; grease, 68c.
CliEE8s-Olilo.l04103c: New York. IDcH4fc:
fancy Wisconsin Swiss, blocks, 1415c: do bricks,
10UHc; Wisconsin sweltzer. In tubs. 1313Jjc;
llmburger, 10)a)ll)c: Ohio Swiss, 1213c.
Eggs and Poultry.
EOGS-Strlctly fresh Pennsylvania and Ohio, 20
21c: storage stock, I8l9c.
PoULiitY LJve Spring chickens. 4555c per
pair for small to medium sized and 60tf65c for extra
larp-o: oldchlckeus. 709Cc: ducks. '7&380C; geese,
75cJl 00. Dressed-Chlckens, 14lCc ; ducks,
Berries, Fruits and Vegetables.
Supplies in these lines were fairly heavy
to-day,but the demand was active and prices
were maintained excepting in instances
where concessions were necessary to move
Cranberries wore sold at $2 732 88 per
bushel box and huckleberries at $1 001 10
Fruits wore quoted as follows, the quota
tions being for sound, fjfesh stock: Apples,
$1500300 per bbl: pearii3 507 00 per bbl.
$1752 75pep keg; pedbhes, $100150 per
ciate, 2575c per basket: damson plums,
75e$100 per b-isket; Lombard, 6370c: Ger
man prune, 7583c: grape. 3lo per lb;
45 lb basket". 1215c; ?10 lb, 252Sc;
quinces, 75c$l 00 Der one-half bushel bas
ket: lemons, $550S0O per box: bananas,
$100175perbuncu; oranges, $6 007 0O per
Vegetables continued abundant and easy
as follows: Onions, $2 502 75 per barrel, 90c
$1 00 per bushel; Spanisn onions, $1 231 60
per box; caDbage, $1 231 75 per barrel, $5 00
7 00 per 100: turnips, $2 C02 23 per barrel;
carrots, $2 002 23; celery, 2i30c.
Potatoes wuio higher at $2 753 00 per bar
rel, and 90cl CO per bushel from store.
Su eets wero quoted nt $2 002 23 for Jersey,
and $2 502 75 for Baltimore.
New York, Sept. 23. Sperto. Bar sliver
In London, 3S per onnoeu Now York
dealers' pnee lor silver, cVJJo per ounce.
PRICES ARE BETTER.
Many Articles Are Higher and the
Tendency Is Still Upward.
GENERAL DEMAND INCREASING.
Eessemer, Skelp Iron and Structural Irou In
0OTL00K ALL ABOUND MORE FAY0BABLE
Fbiday, Sept 23.
Conclusive evidence is not wanting that
the consumption ot pig iron has overtaken
production, and this condition has'brought
about a more hopeful feeling in the trade.
In this vicinity prices are more firmly held
than for some weeks, together with a much
larger inquiry, and, while the quotations
are on a very low level, there is not the
cutting now there has been for some time
past. While this is so, conSumers are not
disposed to buy largely, and the orders are
therefore limited in quantity. Still.the stooks
at furnaces are not large and are steadily
decreasing and the current output seems to
be all taken, so that large orders could
hardly be filled. One thing is evident, iron
and steel men will do well to content tnern
telvos with moderate profits, for the day for
large profits has been retired for an in
definite period. This is the era for the
growth ofgreatestablishments that produce
on a large scale and look for profit to the
quantity produced. This polioy restrains
advances of prices and virtually places the
control or business In the hands of the large
An Eastern Opinion.
A well informed Eastern dealer has this to
say: "As a rule the market is more favor
able to sellers than to buyers. Those who
are in the market with orders find that the
leading producers are firm in their prices
and less anxious .to make concessions than
they were some time ago. In the West a
marked success In production is noted. Not
withstanding that the tone of the market
Is better, that tne consumption is now ap
parently larger and in excess of production,
and that prices are favorable to the con
sumer, many buyers continue to confine
their purchases to such material as they
actually require; others, however, contract
for the pig iron necessary to cover their
orders for finished product.1'
The new steel rail market is dull. At a
meeting held In New York the manufact
urers decided to continue the present agree
ment in regard to output. Prices for stan
dard sections remain at $30 f. o. b. at works.
Sales, 3,000 tons for a Southern road at the
Improvement In Pig Iron.
The New York Metal Report on tho situa
tion: "'There Is a perceptible improvement
in the pig Iron market. At tho office of the
Thomas Iron Company we learn that the de
mand is considerably better and the book
ing of orders a much mote frequent occur
rence. The management does not look for
any advance in prices In the near future.
They say that the consumption is in excess
of the demand, a condition that has not been
operative in many months, and that if It
continues a better state of affairs will be
brought about. They will advance prices
just as soon as tbero is something to base
Southern pig iron has advanced 50 cents in
the Eastern markots.
A Firm Temper at the Close.
Tho market closed firm for most descrip
tions of stuff. The demand for Bessemer
was larger than tho proceeding week with
sales for prompt delivery at $14. Mill iron
steady; sales at $12 5012 75. Skelp Iron sales
show an advance: demand improving. Muck
bar steady with more inquiry. Scrap ma
terial firm and tonding upward. Structural
material firm; demand active. Old iron rails
scarce. The mills generally are well sup
plied with orders and are making full time.
KON OBI BEFUBLIC SPECULAR.
3,000 tons specular 5 25 cash
COKE-SMELTED LAKE AOT NATIVE OKE.
3.000 tons mill Iron, late delivery at val-
leyfurnace 1200 cash
2, COO tons Bessemer, October, Novem
ber , 13 85 cash
2,000 tons Bessemer, prompt 13 91 cash
1,800 tons gray forge 12 50 cash
1,500 tons Bessemer, city furnace 14 00 cash
1,500 tons Bessemer, city furnace 14 00 cash
1,000 tons Bessemer 13 90 cash
1,000 tons gray forge 12 50 cash
1,000 tons gray Jorge 12 50 cash
1.C00 tons gray forge 12 50 cash
SCO tons Bessemer, city furnace 14 Ou cash
500 tons gray forge 12 60 cash
COO tons gray forge 12 5U cash
500 tons grar forge 12 50 cash
500 tons gray forge 12 50 cash
600 tons gray forge 12 60 cash
300 tons white Iron 12 00 cash
250 tons gray forge 12 75 cash
200 tons gray forge 12 50 cash
100 tons No. 1 foundry, all ore 15 CO cash
100 tons sllverv No. 1 16 50 cash
10O tons gray forge 12 75 cash
100 tons No. 1 foundry, all ore. .T. 15 00 cash
75 tons mottled 13 00 cash
60 tons No. 1 foundry 14 75 cash
60 tons No. 2 foundry 13 75 cash
60 Ions No. 2 foundry, all ore 14 50 cash
60 tons No. 2 foundry, all ore 14 50 cash
23 tons No. 2 foundry 13 75 cash
23 tons No. 2 foundry 13 73 cash
STEEL SLABS, BLOOMS AJTD BILLETS.
2,600 tons billets, October and Novem
ber 23 50 cash
1,500 tons billets, October. November,
and December 23 50 cash
1,000 tons billets, October and Novem
ber 23 50 cash
l.OOOtonsbllleUat mill, October 23 50 cash
1,00a tons billets at mill, October. 23 50 cash
1,000 tons billets, October. 23 73 cash
590 tons slabs, large, prompt 24 75 cash
500 tons billets, prompt....'. 24 75 cash
200 tons billets, prompt 24 75 caih
200 tons billets, late delivery 23 00 cash
750 tons wide grooved 1 S7X 4 m
650 tons narrow grooved 165 4m
800 tons sheared iron 1 SIX 4 in
SCO tons wide grooved 1 50 4m
BLOOMS. BEAMS, BAIL AND C ENDS.
1,000 tons blooms and rail ends. 17 00 cash
LOCO tons rail and crup ends 17 CO cash
600 tons bloom and beam ends 17 00 cash
125 tons, 80 percent, domestic (61 00 cash
STEEL WIBE BODS.
TOO tons 5 gauge American $32 00 cash
200 tons sheet bars. September. 30 00 cash
100 tons No. 2 foundry 19 50 cash
10O tons cold blast 26 CO cash
75 tons No. 1 foundry 20 00 cash
60 tons No. 2 foundry 19 00 cash
50 tons hot blast 17 50 cash
50 tons Foundry L. 8 19 00 cash
25 tons Kxtra Foundry No. 1 30 00 cash
25 tons No. 1 Foundry 21 00 cash
300 tons soft steel, gross 13 00 cash
250 tons No. 1 W. It. K. scrap, net.... 16 00 cash
250 tons cast borings, gross.: 8 00 cash
200 tons railway springs, gross 18 00 cash
100 tons cast scrap, gross 12 00 cash
50 tons car axles. Iron, net 23 00 cash
2,000 tons neutral 824 90 cash
1,000 tons neutral, next three months. .. 25 00 cash
6CO tons neutral 24 75 cash
5O0 tons neutral 24 75 cash
10O tons neutral 24 75 cash
OLD IRON AND STEEL BAILS.
600 tons old steel rails 13 43 cash
Firmness at Chicago,
Chicago, Sept, 23. Special. Rogers,
Brown & Meacbam say: A good buying
movement, with inquiries on the increase,
and a greater degree of firmness in price on
the part of sellers. Is the situation at this
point. Among the leading Southern manu
facturers offers aro now being declined
which were leadily accepted last month,
and a marked degree or firmness exists.
This applies not only to mill grades, but
also to foundry iron, and there are numer
ous indications pointing to the fact that the
market has turned. Prominent buyers,
however, are refusing to pay anything in
the way of an advance and continue to
maintain they will be able to purchase at
the old figures within the next 30 to CO days.
Heavy consumption is still a marked feat
ure, and nearly all melters of iron are busy.
A Change for the Better.
St. Louis, Sept. 23. SceciaL Rogers,
Brown & Meacham say: If there is any per
ceptible change to noto in the local market
it is decidedly for the better. Iron has been
sold on a declining market since the begin
ning of 1891, but it is safe to say that it has
finally reached bottom and Is now turning
slowly In the other dlreotlon. There is very
llttlo gray forge that could be bought under
$3 60 Birmingham and No. 2 foundry Is being
held at $9 50 Birmingham, fnrnaces declining
orders at less prices. Consumption la
heavier than usual at this time of the year,
and stocks of iron at the Southern furnaces
aro comparatively limited.
Good Beports From Alabama.
BraxiNOBAM, Ala., Sept. 13, Snieiat.
Without much apparent mioa tttora U a
better feeling among iron men. Scrap Iron
has recently gone up $1 per ton, and the in
quiries for pig are more numerous. Thera
has been no advance in the price, however,
which continues at the lowest figures ever
touched, the quotations being merely nom
inal. Production continues at normal fig
ures, though a slight improvement in price
would cause a considerable Increase in the
New York Metal JIarket.
New York, Sept. 23. Pig iron quiet and
steady; American, $13 0013 50. Copper quiet;
lake. $11 0011 10. Leaa steady; domestic,
$4 004 07K- Tin quiet and unchanged;
straits, $20 1520 20.
Boston Stocks Closing Prices.
Atchison & Topeka. 37H
Calnmet & Hecla....277
Santa Fe Copper.... 10
Annlston Land Co.. 21
Rnstnn Land Co 5
Dosron je AiDany....a4
Boston & Maine. ....175
Chi. Bur. Qulncy. 97X
Eastern B. R, Ca 122j
Fltchburtr R. B. pfd. 8414
Mass. Central is
Mex. Central com... 13
N. Y. A N. England 37H
N. Y. AN. Eng. 73.119
Old Colony 181
Wis. Cen. common. 15
AllouezM. Co. (new) 75
Boston & Mont 30M
San Diego Land Co.. 13H
west txa LAiiaco.. 17
Bell Telephone 201
Cent. Mining i'
JN. b BJK
B. B. Copper...... 1
The Strength of Hogs Is Still the Feature
of the markets.
East Liberty, Pa., Sept. 23.
Cattle Beceipts,l,000 bead; shipments, 800
head; nothing doing; all through consign
ments; no cattle shipped to New York to
day. IIoos Receipts, 3,450 head; shipments. 3 250
head; market active: Philadelphias. $5 65
5 75; mixed, $5 50S 60: corn Yorkers,
$5 3Q5 45; giassers, $3 005 25; 14 cars of
hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Kecelpts, 400 head; shipments,
00 head; market steady and unchanged.
By Associated Press.
New York Beeves Becelpts. 1,907 head,
including 39 cars for sale; market slow but
steady; native steers. $3 004 95 per 100
pounds; Texans and Colorados at $3 00433:
bulls and cows. $? 003 10; dressed beef
steady at 78c per pound.. Shipments
to-morrow 5,860 quarters of beef. Calves
Receipts, 212 head; market steady; veals.
$5 008 00 per 100 pounds: grassers, $2 25
2 50. Sheep and lambs Receipt, 5,943
head; market active and a shade firmer;
sheep $4 005 25 per 100 pounds: lambs
$5 256 75: uressed mutton steady at 79o
Ser pound: dressed lambs firm at 9lo;c.
:ogs Receipts, 3,533 head, including 2 cars
for sale; market steady at $3 405 80 per
Chicago The Evening Journal reports:
Cattle Keceipts, 10,000 head: .shipments, 2,
000 bead: market slow and prices weak; good
to prime natlve,$4 733 20; no extra on sale;
others. $3954 25: Texans. $2 532 93; rangers,
$3 233 85: cows. $2 2523 75. Hogs Receipts.
"20,000 head: shipments, 9,000 head; market
slow ana sioo lower; rougn ana common,
$4 905 10; mixed and packers, $3 155 30;
?rime heavy and butchers' weights, $a 50
CO; light, $4 903545. Sheep Receipts. 4,000
heud; shipment". L200 head; market steadv;
natives, $3 505 25; Westerns, $4 104 25;
lambs, $3 505 75.
Cincinnati Hogs stronger nt $1 255 55; re
ceipts, 3,300 head: shipments, J.2U0 head.
Cattle active at $1 04 CO; receipts, 500 he id:
shipments, 400 head. Sheep firm at $2 75-?
3 00; receipts, 1,000 head: shipments, 730
bead. Lambs strong at $3 505 23 per 100
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 3 cars sale;
feeling easy. Hogs Receipts, 21 cars sale;
opened at fair demand but closed at yester
day's prices. Sheep and lambs Receipts,
12 'cars natives, mostly lambs; prices un
Philadelphia, Sept. 23-Wool quiet; prices
steady and unchanged.'
New York, Sept. 23. Wool fairly active,
firm; domestic fleece, 2535c; pulled, 2023c
London, Sept. 23. At the wool sales to-day
14,301 bales of avorage quality were offered.
The attendance was large and the com
petition brisk for good cross breds and
merinos. Inferior grades were not In de
Galveston, Sept. 23. Cotton firm; mid-dllng,73-16c:
low middling, 0 ll-16c: good ordi
nary, 63-16c;net andgross receipts,7,930 bales;
exports coastwise, 3,842 bale; sales, 2.17a
bales; spinners, 5 bales; stock, 66,782 bales.
Weekly Net and gross receipts, 41,896 bales:
exports to Great Britain. 17,596 bales; to
France, 5,245 bales; coastwise, 7,332 bales;
sales, 4,921 bales; spinners, 155 bales.
New Orleans, Sept. 23. Cotton firm:
middling, 73-16c; low middling, 6c; good
ordinary, 6c; net receipts, 1,789 bales: gross
2,236 bales; exports to Great Britain, 3,470
bales; to the continent, 403 bales: sales, 3,200
bales; stock. 6S.496 bales. Weekly Net re
ceipts, 10,994 bales; gross. 17,031 bales; ex
ports to Great Britain, 3.470 bales; to tho
continent. 403 bales; coastwise, 3,013 bales;
sales, li COO bales.
SUnneapolis Grain Market,
Minneapolis The wheat market was more
unsettled to-day, but the range of prices
was narrow. Late In the day there was con
siderable weakness owing to free selling of
wbent by Eastern holders: December opened
at 73c: highest, 73K73c; lowest. 72fc;
closing, 72Kc. On track: No. 1 hard, 74c:
No. 1 Northern, 72c;No. 2 Northern, 66
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