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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1892.
TALK OF T STREET.
Matthew Marshall Discusses
a Sumter of Very In
A WIDE EAUGE OF TOPICS,
From Gould's Death to the Brussels
HOW GREAT RICHES ARE GAINED.
Ingenuitj and Hard Work Alwav Keces
kary for Money-Making.
THE AKTI-OPTION BILL AND ITS ECOPE
fSPICIAI, TTLFGHAM TO TOE DISPATCH.1
ITew Yokk, Deo. 13. "Affairs in "Wall
Btieet" is the topic of Matthew Marshall's
letter for to-morrow's Sun. It is as follows:
The temporary cessation of cold shipments
last week encouraged speculation for a rise,
or rather discouraged sales for a fall. As I
have often pointed out, the prices of our
securities are not necessarily dependent
upon the quantity of gold in the country.
The outflow of gold has not yet begun to
offset, in nominal amount, the paper money
injected into our currency by the issue of
legal tendei notes against silver purchases
under the act of July, 189a Hence, the
quantity of currency afloat is steadily in
creasing, and until the gold shipments ex
ceed ihe increase prices ought not to falL
Still, imagination is very powerful, and
aided by the fear it produces of undefined
impending disaster, leads to the most ir
rational behavior. The decrease of $1,335,
200 in specie presumably gold reported
in Saturday's bank statement, without
gold shipments to account tor it, looks a
little as if the metal was beginning to be
hoarded, either in anticipation ot the prem
ium which is expected to accrue upon it as
soon as any considerable amonnt has been
exported, or else to provide for the ap
proaching January assessment of personal
An Advantage Under the law.
Under the law, as it stands, State, city
and county taxes cannot be assessed upon
actual coin orcoin certificates of the United
States any more than upon Government
bonds, and it mav be, theretore, that, since
the bonds are difficult to get, some corpora
tion and private persons are temporarily
turning their bank balances into gold coin
or cold certificates for the purpose of re
ducing their assessments for personal taxes.
The rise in "Western Union Telegraph
slock, as well as in that of the Manhattan
Elevated Railway Company, which took
piace toward the end of the week, is note
, worthy chiefly because of.the cause to
which it is popularly ascribed. In these
days of low rates ol interest and scarcity of
good investments, it shonld not be difficult
to understand why a stock paving 5 per
cent, with a prospect of 6 per cent,
shonld go to par, nor whj one which pays
6 with a prospect of 7 should go
above 130. But this explanation is set
aside in favor of one which ascribes the rise
entirely to the fact that the control of the
companies mentioned has, by Jay Gould's
death, passed from his hands and that of
his family into those of my esteemed
friend, Jupiter Morgan. Mr. Morgan ought
to be as much flattered by this preference of
ability and integrity to Mr. Gould's as Mr.
Gould's family and friends have reason to
be pained, but such is fame.
The Attacks on Gould's 'Wealth.
The publication jn the newspapers, br the
- way, -of the enormous amount of Mr. Gould's
property accumulatioos has called forth
anew the denunciations of that large class
ot our fellow citizens who, having no talent
for moneymakinc themselves, and not even
being able to comprehend the nature and
the 'workings of the talent in otRers, jump
to the conclusion that the bare fact that a
man possesses as much wealth as Mr. Gould
is proof of his dishonesty.
Approval of many of the transactions in
which Mr. Gould made his great gains is
impossible, but to say that they were dis
honest, when judged either bylaw or by
the prevailing rules of commercial moral
ity, is equally contrary to the truth. He
was no worse a man than thousands of
others who do exactly as he did take
every possible advantage and stick at noth
ing not a crime according to law to accom
plish their aims. The men with whom he
dealt were as unscrupulous as he was, and
once in awhile more skillful or more lucky,
so that they brought him to the brink of
ruin. Out of the jaws of defeat, however,
he snatched safety if not victory, and he
lived so to consolidate and fortify his
wealth as to hold it securely until his
labor and In(jenulty Get Credit.
Much of this wealth was actually created
by his own labor and ingenuity, and in
most cases not onlv was nobody the poorer
for his operations, but the country as a
whole was richer. To take an unproductive
piece of railroad or telegranh property,
and bring it into a condition of comparative
efficiency and productivity, is an injurr to
none and a benefit to all. This is what Mr.
Gould did in the case of the Manhattan
Kail road Company and the Western Union
Telegraph Company, and nobody lost the
millions he thus made.
I think I have already mentioned on a
previous occasion but it will do no harm
to repeat the remark here that the popular
estimate of the number of men in this coun
try who are anything like as rich as Mr.
Gould was, and of the aggregate amount of
wealth which they possess, is excessive
beyond all reason. Out of the 60,000,
000 of onr population, 11,000,000 are
voters that is, males ot mature age.
One of our city newspapers
recently canvassed the entire country to
make np a list of citizens who possessed
f LCOO.000 and upwara, and the number It dis
covered, including many whom I happen to
know have nothing like $1,000,000, was only
about 4,000." The proportion In the country
or men owning SLOOo.OOO is therefore only
4000 to 11,000,000, or I in 2,730, and when it
comes to the owners of $11', 000. 000 and up
ward the number Is vastly less.
Jlillionaires Few and Tar Between.
In point or fact, not only are millionaires
and multi-millionaires few and far between,
and the wealth which they possess in the
aggregate a small fraction of that of the
world, butftbose who at the closo or their
lives have accumulated oven moderate lor
tunes are also few, compared with those
who have done little more than get a living
for themselves and their families.
This proves that, as I say, the talent for
ranking money, even on a small scale, is not
widely diffused, while that for making it on
a large scale is as rare as a genius for music,
painting, poetry or war. It is not surprising.
therefore, that the mass o men snonld be
puzzled to explain to themselves the pro
cess bv which men like Gould accumulate
millions, but to sav that it is one of robbery
is shooting wide of the mark.
Interest in the International monetary
Conference becomes more and more languid
as its proceedings drag on without shaping
anv definite project upon which to take a
vote. In fact, nothing approaching unanim
ity can be discovered in a sufficient num
ber of the delegates to enable a forecast to
be made of their ultimate action. Ei-metal-lism
Is not seriously proposed, even by the
American members, and both the Ilotlis
chlld and the JJorltz Levy schemes have
been rejected without even a debate.
No Determination Tet Anticipated.
The opinion which has from the first gen
erally prevailed in this city, that the con
ference will break up without achieving any
practical result, Is as decided as ever, and
the conviction that this country roust dis
pose of the silver question without the aid
and oonnsel of Europe is taking hold or
many who have hitherto fought against tr.
In anticipation of the failure of the con
ference, Benator Hill, of this State, has Intro
duced Into the United States Senate a bill
for repenting so much of the act of July,
1893, as reqnires the purchaso by the Gov
ernment of 1,600,000 ounces of silver and the
issue of legal tender notes to pay for it. A
bill to tlie name effect lias been introduced
In the House of Kepresentatlves by Mr.
Williams, ot Massachusetts.
To compensate In some measure for the
stoppage of currency expansion, which
would follow a cessation of note Issuesjunder
the act or July, 1890. Mr. Harter. or Ohio, has
again Introduced his bill for enlarging the
circulation of the national Danks and for
reviving that of State banks by relieving It
or the 10 per cent tax which now suppresses
it. In the opinion or those best qualified to
Jndge, neither of these measures will be
passed by the present Congress, but will be
left totho consideration of Its successor.
The Anti-Option Bill's Chances.
In spite ot the demonstration recently
furnished by the upward course or the cot
ton market or the benefits to producers of
what is called dealing in options, but which
is really only buying and selling commodi
ties for future delivery, the advocates of
the anti-option law are reported as deter
mined to push It through Congress at that
It Is difficult for anyone familiar with bus
iness methods in this great commercial cen
ter to comprehend the dense misconcep
tions of the rustic mind on the suDjcct, but
when a man like Senator Washburn, of
Minnesota, gravely a-serts that the present
low price of wheat is due entirely to the
dealings in futures of the Chicago Produce
Exchange, one does not Know what to ex
pect. Apart from possible action by Congress in
regard to finance and trade, nothing
threatens Immediate injury to the business
of tho country. Talk of the silver men
about an Impending financial crash In case
the Brussels conference comes to nothing is
mere bluster. A continued depreciation of
silver will undoubtedly be bad lor those who
have Investments In obligations payable In
silver currency and a further apprecia
tion of cold will make the buidcn or
cold debts heavier upon those who owe
them. Conversely, raising the value or
stiver would be good lor some, and HUferty
to pay in silver debts contracted In cold
would be good tor others. But in any event,
there will, as "Jack Cade" say, always ba
cakes and ale, and ginger will be hot in the
Cereals Rule Firmer and the Clique
Chicago, Dec 10. Wheat to-day only
maintained the price it closed at yesterday,
although averaging above that during the
most of the session. Cotmwas in good de
mand and closed c higher. Ptovlsions, in
a small way, weio again egged on by the
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
quiet and unchanged. Ho. 2 sprint; wheat,
lic; So. 3 spring wheat, C3GGc No. 2 red,
72&c: No. 2 corn, Jfc; No. 2 oats, 30KC: No.
2 w ulte. 33c on track; .'a 3 white, 32H32Jc;
No. 2 rye, 47c: No. 2 barley. 61c: No. 3 f. o. u.,
33tC7c: No. i r. o. b., 3350c; No. 1 flaxseed,
$1 U61 09; prime timotiiy seed, $2 00: mess
pork, per bol, $14 45ffil4 50; lard, per 100 lbs,
$9 G7; short rh, sides (loose), 18 1008 20;
dry salted shoulders (boxed). $7 S1K&J 60;
short clear sides (boxed), SS 508 55. whis
ky, distillers' finished good', per gal., $1 25.
Sugars unchanged. No. 3 corn, 38 1 6c
Range of tne leading features, furnished by John
M. Oakley A Co., bankers and brokers. No. 45
Open- Blgn- uow- Ulos- Close.
Articles. lag. est. est. lag. Dec. 9
December 75S 72W KX , 1iM
January n 7J" 73X 73S 73
May 79 79i 784 7854 78K
July 77 77J. T1H 77j H
December. 413 42M 41ft ! 41K
January 43 434 43 43 ml
Mav 47 474 47 47't 47
July 47 47S 47K t!H 475$
December 30, S0H 304 SO-i SOS
January ZlH SIM 31.4 314 31H
May 334 35 .5 35k U,4
December. 14 40 14 45 14 40 14 41 14 35
January 15 8) 15 70 15 60 15 05 15 66
May 15 65 15 80 15 60 15 75 15 05
December. 955 ACS 955 9 63 9 55
January 9 00 9 70 0 57 9 67 9 57
May 892 9 10 892 9C5 892
January 807 817 807 8 15 807
May 8 07 I 8 17 8 07 I 8 15 8 10
Car receipts for to-day: 'Wheat. 145: corn. 176:
oats, 173. Estimates for to-morrow: Wheat, 150;
corn, ISO; uts, 140.
Money has ruled steady to firm all week at
5Sper cent, with most business at 6 per
cent, and to-day a strong 6 per cent market
wls quoted. The President of .one of the.
leading national banks said: "Honey Is
rather tight at 6 per cent; there is nothing
doing at S per cent; merchants and manu
facturers are soiling enormous quantities of
goods on time and taking notes, and we
have to take care of them. The situation will
probably ease up a little later on." Eastern
exchange and currency are quoted at par to-'
KewYouk, Dec 10 Money on call eas vat
3 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, ISG.
Sterling exchange firm, with actual business
in bankers' I1III1 at $4 85?it31 86 lor 60 days,
and $1 S7f4 S3 tor deniaiiu.
Bostox, Mass., Dec 10. Call loans at E;
time loans, 3&
Clearing Honse Figures.
Exchanges to-day 12,523,220 20
Balances to-day 393,28 82
Same day last week:
Exchanges t2,S4S12 73
Balances 443,309 21
Tho Azures for the past two weeks com
pare as lollows:
Exchanges this week 515.033.513 07
fiaiances mis weeK 2.612,185 7S
Kxclianges last week 14.506.196 83
Balaucesiast week 2.169.003 60
For the week of 1SD1 corresponding with
last week the exchanges aggregated $12,70,
Total exchanges to date. 1E91 S720.687 538 48;
same time last rear, $641,192,872 6S: gain this
year to date, $79,494,665 c8.
Nsw York, Dec 10. r,ank clearings, $127,
1C2.9J3; balances. $4,671,257. For the eek
Clearings, $7S9 915.487: balances, ?35,225,S06.
Boston, Dec la Bank clearlmrs, $17,671,
597; balances. $1,648,317. Money 5 per cent.
Exchange on New York 12) discount to par.
For the week Exchanges, $100,939,035: bal
Philadelphia, Dec 10. CIparings, $11,329,
319; balances $1,619,683. For the week
Clearing, $72,655,833; balances, $10,293,398.
Money i per cent.
Baltimore, Dec 10 Bank clearings were
$2,801,740; ualances, $555,006. Money 6 per
St. Louis. Mo., Dec. 10. Bank clearings to
$4,263,438; balances, $431,488. Clearings this
week, $28,828,298; l)Hlnnce. $2,678,727. Clear
ings last week, $23,377527: balances, $3,237,391.
Clenrlnirt for correspomttnz week Inst vear,
$27 004.C63: balances, $3,495,049. Money quiet at
67 per cent. Exhange on New York par to
Chicago, Dec 10. Bank clearintrg to-day.
$18,012,431; for tho week, $115,850,061: for the
corresponding week laxt vear, $97.220 597.
New York exchange, 60c premium. Sterling
exchange dull; 60-day bills, H 85: demand,
$4. 18. Money easy at 56 per cent.
New York 31-tal Market,
Nxw York, Dec la Plsr Iron quiet and
steady: American, $13 00$15 50. Copper
firm; lake, $12 2a Lead quiet; domestic.
$3 75. Tin firm; straits, $19 M.
Wealthy Contractor Missing.
New Yobk. Dec 11. Albert De Lenr, a
wealthy contractor, of Milwaukee, "Wis.,
has been missing since Sunday, December
. He came to this city about two weeks
ago and stopped at the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
where he left an unpaid board bill ana his
lnggage. The missing man's wife came to
this city on Saturday in quest of her bus
band. She states he took about $200 with
him when he? left home, and that once be
fore he disappeared and was found in an in
Mr. J. P. Biaize, an extensive real estate
dealer in Des Moines, Iowa, narrowly escaped
one of the severest attacks of pneumonia
while in the northern part of that state during
a recent blizzard, says the Saturday Seviev.
Mr. Biaize had occasion to drive several miles
during the storm and was- so thoroughly
uucuiumm naa unauie 10 get warm, and
inside of an hour after his return he was
threatened with a severe case of pneumonia
or lung fever. Mr. Biaize sent to the nearest
drug store and got a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, of which he had often heard,
and took a number of large doses. He says
the effect was wonderful and in a short time
he was breathing qqite easily. He kept on
taking the medicine and the next day was able
to come to Des Moines. Mr. Biaize regards
"" WUAC AO BU11J1JT JYOHUeHUl.
ACTIVE AND HIGHER.
Tho Upward Movement in the Gould
TRUSTS PROMINENTLY STRONG.
Atchison the Only Keally Weak rolnt in
the Eailwaj List.
A BROADEKING MARKET IS EXPECTED
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
KewYoek, Dec 10. The stock market
made the best showing for a half holiday
that it has in a long time. The dealings
were on a scale that would have easily
run np to half a million shares had it been
a full business day. The Gould stocks were
unquestionably the feature of the market.
Western Union, on transactions exceeding
55,000 shares, closed 4 per cent higher than
yesterday, though at a fractional recession
from the best price. A point and a half
was added to the value of Missouri Pacific,
-while Manhattan Railway retained all of its
advance, closing with a net gain of 3 per
cent. It seems to be a foregone conclusion
that the present head of the Gould family
will welcome the co-operation in -the man
agement of those properties of other inter
ests of recognized power and influence. The
explanation of the present advance in Man
hattan Railway and Western Union
will probably be fonnd in doe time to be an
increase m the holdings of both stocks by
the Vanderbllt and Morgan interests. The
effective buying of Western Union the last
two days has certainly not been for specula
tive account. Altogether the character and
prospect of the Gould stocks appear to have
undergone a change during the last week or
ten days, and in consequence1 the market
for securities geneially leflects a distinct
As a group the industrial stocks were sec
ond only to the Gould stocks In imnortance.
The sharp advance in Sugar Refining and
Distilling and Cattle, feeding yesterday ap
peared to invite a good deal of realizing,
particularly at the opening. Distilling re
covered from the effects or It belore the
close, but Sugar Refining did not closo frac
tionally lower. Accoidlng to official state
ments the business of the Distilling Com
pany is now upon a more profitable basis
than over be. ore Chicago Gas became
aetivo to-dav, and surpassed, so far as activ
ity was concerned, tho two industrials al
ready mentioned, but the larger volume or
trading resulted in slightly lower prices.
The other industrials were comparatively
In the railway list tho heaviest transac
tions were In Atchison, and that stock
showed no disposition tx recover from the
decline that has been in progie$s all the
week. It is the only stock on the list that
close materially lower than last (Saturday.
Bock Island was strong throughout, but did
not fluctuate widely.
While the closing was strong, with the
market evidently headed in the direction
of higher prices next week, its course
may be chanced by shipments ot
specie on Tuesday. There has been no
special change In foreign exchange.
TRADERS ARE BULLISH.
Higher Prices Predicted for Sugar
Distilling and Cattle Feeding.
Dow, Jones & Co., one of the leading
houses in "Wall street, furnish the follow
ing exclusively for The Dispatch:
The trading in the Gould stocks cul
minated in a 1 ush to buy Wo3tem Union
this morning, all yesterday's rumors as to
Gould's buying, squeezing of shorts and
Vanderbilt control being current in the
room. The most probable view is that there
is a coalition of some kind between
Gould and the Drcxel-Morgan inter
ests, although nothing has as yet
developed. The talk among tho bull leaders
who seem to be In complete control is that
Western Union is worth par and will be a
steady 6 per cent stock. The rapid advance
in this stock sent tho boars in Missouri
Pacific flocking to cover, especially as theie
was gieat activity in Distillers at an ad
vance. After the first hour the trading cen
tered almost entirely in the Gould stocks
and the dullness in the general listaroused
some comment. Attempts had been mado
In the first hour to awaken activity in rail
way shares, but it failed altogether and the
same llstlessness so conspicuous of late
characteiizcd the dealings in them.
The comparative weakness in Sugar lent
color to the idea that 'Mr. b. V. White is un
loading his stock, and It is asserted by
traders that at no time of lata has bugar
been a real bull maiket, as overy advance
has brought out considerable stock and
been followrd by-decided weakness. Never
theless, the Keene and Ilavemeyer Interests
say that the stock will sell much higher,
aud the Idea apnears to be that the market
is being let alone while there is unloading
going on with a view to a subsequent ad
The room Is talking 75 for DIstlllcisnext
week. President Greonhut says that the
Dustness hns never been so large before. An
official flsures that the recent advance in
spirits means $10,000,000 Increase per annum
to the company.
London opinions predict a gold premium
here unless the Sherman act Is repealed, and
hint that President Harrison Is leaving the
stiver question tor Cleveland to deal with.
Gold shipments next Tuesday will possllily
not be as heavy as expected; if any is
shipped it will be by German houses.
Lazard Freres will not ship.
Atchison has reduced Its bills payable
$2 750,000 out of re venue, since June 39.
Tho temper of the traders was very bull
ish after hours in expectation of broadening
markets next week.
The following table shows Ihe prices of active
stocks 011 the New York StocK Kxcliange.corrected
daily for The Pittsbukq Dispatch by Whitney
& Stephenson, oldest Pittsburg members of New
York stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Open High Low Clos- Dec.
ing. est. est. lng. 9.
Am. Cotton Oil 43 43J 43 4354 43X
Am. Cotton OH. p"d. SI 81 81 81 "
Am. bugar Kefg. Co. 110 l.aTt ICSI4 H9Ji llo
Am. Su. Itefg. Co.nra jo2t ica 102H 10314 102U
Atch.. Top. & S. F.. 34'i S5a 344 3 Hi 34JL
Baltimore AObio.... WJf So '4 SUfe MH ju
Canadian Paclflc SOJi 894
Canada Southern.... 55 60 55 &ZH UH
Central or .N.Jersey KSH lfflk
Central PaclHc 3 is
Chesapeake &OI1I0.. S3 3M 23 22U 2&
C. A O.. 2d pfd 42
Chicago Gas Trust.. 931. f.iy 03 1 93V 83K
C Bur. Qulncy .. Oi 991 IB); V9h mt,
G..M. A St. Pan-.... 7SH 73H 7B1 73 78.
C M. ibt.raul.prd 1213, ui&
C, Itock I. & P 81 s-tJi &i 83-4 SIC
C, St. P. M. & O.... 49 49 49 43)4 481
O..St. P.M.0.,pref 119 119
C. A Northwestern.. 1124 1IJH 115H 1V1H 112i
CCC.AI 60 604 GOJs C0H MJ
C C C. A I., pref. 85'i 93
Col. Coal A Iron 41 42J 4IH 4I" 4-
CoL. A Hocking Val s" 3X
Del.. Lack. A West. 152J4 153 1S2J4 1j2S IV. 1,
Del. A Hudson 1S2Ji 132,1,
Den.' A Eio Grande .. is is
D. AK.G., pref..... 62X 52! BIH 51V 52!
1). A C. V. Trust.... 70J4 7054 69J4 70'f 70!,
E. T. Va. A Ga 4 4 4 34 3)J
Illinois Central 101 101 101 Wii 101
LakeKrle A West KJ, ziu
L. E. A W-, pref.... 75 75 75 74H
Lake Shore A M. b.. I30i 130'. Jf-i 130V 130
Louisville A Nash... 71H 7IS 71J4 7IM 71.
Manhattan 134H 137 134 133
Michigan Central ... 100 106. 106, 1004
Missouri Paclflc oTi S9 572 584 SIX
ISatlonal Cord. Co.. 141k 142 141 141 141
Nat. Cord. Co., nref 117 ll7Jf HO- UflU ms
National Lead Co.. 43 43 47), 47 H 47U
Nat. Lead Co., pref. 93 93 92, 'jiU 92K
New York Central.. U0$ ltoji H0J, 103K luOW
N.Y.. CASt. L 15 15i
N.Y.U.ASt.L..lspra 72 72
N.Y.C.ASt.L.:pref 33 33'i
N. Y.L. JS. A W... 24 24K 24! UH Hit
N.Y.L.E. A W. pref W M 5Vi 55H 2
N. Y. A . K.. 43 43H 41 43S 41H
N. Y.. O. A W UH 181, 18V 18 1SH
North American Co 11. ll.'t, 11, III, lii
Northern Paclflc .... 17H 17K 17!, 17 -
North'n Paclflc pref GO1, 50'. 493, 50i 49
PaclUc Mall 28 23, n 1SH 27a
P.. D. AK 17H 17)4 17) 17
Phlla. A lteadlng.... && 60 55, &e 55V
P.. C C. ASt. L 19-j ii2
Pullman Palace Car 193 191 193 193 193
Richmond AW. P.T. 8J &H 8! SH 8H
R. A W. P.T. pref.. M S3 SS S3 5
St. Paul A Duluth 0K 41
St. Paul A D. pret 108 10s
TexasPaclilc VH l'i)f 9K 95! OK
Union Paclflc SIH '54 S74 37K r;
WaoaSh IDs 1U4 UH 115- 11
JVabash peer 54 244 SI, ax 244
western Union .... 93)4 97 flj-i IK)'. S2,s
Wheeling J.. E 21 "1
hecl'g A L.E. pref 63 C3". 63 63X 63l
The total sales of stocks to-day were 260,
000 shares, including Atchison, 25,05; Chicago
Gas, 4,500; Manhattan, 6,870: Missouri Pucinc,
20 500; Northern Paclflc preforred, 8,S00; New
England. 2,900: Beading, 13,700: Richmond
Terminal. L020; St. Paul, 6,700; Union
Pacific, 4,200: Western Union, 55,136.
Government bonds were steady. Close of
U. 8. 4s reg
do 4s coup
do 4-fs reg
Paclflc 6s 0? '95.
Mutual Union 6s 112
N. J. C. Int Cert... .nil,
Northern Pac. lsts..l8-tf
do do 2d, 113-4
do debentures 5s. ..105
St.L.&I. M. gen. 5s. Kltf
StvL.A s. F.gen.M..lC8
St. Paul Consols 1304
T. P. L..O. Tr.rtcts.. 7SH
T. p. K.G. Tr.Ects.. 80
Union Pac. Ists 103
West Shore 101
Missouri us... ....jtu
Tenn. new set. 6s. ...104
do do 5s 101
Canada bo. 2d9 101 Jf
cen. i'acine ists iua
do do 4s 833i
M:K.T. ren.63.... 80JS
M.K.T.ecn. 5s 48
E. G. W 79tf
Mining shares closed as follows:
Crown Point 90
blerra Nevada loo
Union Con 100
Yellow Jacket. 05
Iron Sifter 15
8 ulct Silver 375
nick Silver. m-ef....l00
Con. Cal. and Y.....SO
Dead wood 110
Gould and Curry "70
Hale & Norcross 140
North Star. C50
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
Buffalo, N. T. & Philadelphia 6K
Lcblcli Valley 58
Lehigh Navigation MM
Philadelphia and Erie K
Northern Pacific common 1714
Northern Pacific preferred.,
Boston, Dec. 10. Special Closing quota
tions or electric stocks to-day were:
Boston Electric Light Co 114 113
Edison Ulectrlc(lll) 133 140
General Electric 113 iUH
WcstlnKhouse second pfd 3)4 U4
Westlnirbouse first pfd. 4) 49;
Port Wayuo Klectrlc 1"-H IS
Fort Wayne Electric (A) 77, 8
Thomson-Houston Trust (D) 7H 8
Thomson-Houston K. 1). Weld.... lh 10
New Yore, Dec. 10. Special. Bar silver
in London 3Sd por ounce. New York
dealers' price lor assay bars, S4o per ounce.
New York Flock Receipts, 42,600 pack
ages; exports, 1,500 barrels, 6,000 sacks;
model ate demand and easier; sales, 10,
200 barrels; low extras, $2 002 75; winter
wheat, low grades, $2 002 75: fair to fancy,
$2 753 SO: patents, $3 S5Q1 20: Minnesota
clear. $2 503 50; straights. $3 504 20: pat
ents, $4 20&4 75: rve mixtnres, $3 003 75;
buckwheat flour, $1 90. Uuckn heat, 53Kc
Cobnmeal quiet and steady; yellow West
ern. $2 752 8J.
Wheat Receipts, 140,000 bushels: exports,
89 000 bushels; sales, 470,000 bushels futures;
8,000 bushels suot. Spot dull and steady;
No. 2 led, 78Jc in store and elevator, 78JJo
afloat; 7SK'9?e f. o. b.; No. 3 red, 74JJc: ho.
1 Noithetn, SSlc; No. 2 Notthern, 80Vic: No. 2
Milwaukee, 77Jc; No. 3 spring. 74Jc: options
very dnll and irregular, closing steadv at
Jc decline, after opening steady at Qio
advance and declining ic; trading en
tirely local and nwnlting ino Government
report: No. 2 red March. 80 9-16Q81C, closing
at 80c: Mav. 82 7-1682 13-10c. closing at 82cj
June, 82S2Je, cloning at82Jc.
ItYK stead) and dull; Westnrn, 54"S.
Barlet (lull; Western, 6580c; No. 2 Tor
Bableymalt qnlet; Westorn,7982c; city
made Canada, 75S0c.
Com Receipts, 52,000 bushels; exports,
19,000 bushels; sales, 275.000 bushels futures,
29.00J bushels spot; spots firmeranddull; No.
2, oljc elevator: 52c afloat: options were
moderately active a.x,iia higher on firmer
cables, higher Chicago and short covering;
December, 51J4c closing, Olc; January, 51
51c, closing 31c;May, Si ll-1632Jc, clos-
Oats Receipts, 23,350 bushels; sales, 20,000
bushels futures; 36,030 bushels spot: spot
dull and flr.i.er; outlons quiet and steady;
December, 36Jc; January, 374c: May, 39e;
No. 2 spot wnite. 41c: mixeu Western 30
38c: white do. 404Sc; No. 2 Chtcaeo, 37J4C
Hat firmer; shipping, 60S5; good to
Hors cull and easy: State, common to
choice, 182ic; Pacific coast, 182(c.
Groceries Coffeo Options opened barel v
steady, 1015 points down, closed firm, 10
20 points down: sales, 26,000 bags, including
December, 16.0516.10c; Januarv. 15 7515.80c:
Febrnarv, 15.60c; Match. 15 40 15 Sic: Mav.
15.1015 25e: July. 15c; September, 14.90S
15.05c; October, 14 85c: spot Rio dull but
steady, No. 7, 16c. Sugar Raw dull; fair
renning, a 13-ioc; uentniaiais, wo" test, zc;
refined firm and in good demand; off A, iyi
4c; mold A, 415-164c; standard A,
411-16l"ic; cnnfectioneis' A, 1 9-1654Jie: cut
loaf, 6 5-165c: orushrd, 5 5-165e: pow-
uereu, 4 -3-io-pc; granuiaceu, 4 ii-iogsoc;
cubes, 4 13 165c. Molasses Foreign nomi
nal; New Orleans moderately active and
steady: open kettle, new, good to choice, 25
37c. Rice In fair demand and steady; do
mestic, fair to extra, 45c: Japan. 45c
Cottonseed Oil firm; crude, 3737Kc; yel
Tallow dull and steady: olty ($2 for pack
Rosin dull and steady; strained, common
TnnrESTiifE, 3'Xc. t
Boos weak: Western, best, 2Sc.
Hides quiet and steadv; wet salted New
Orleans selected, 45 tn 60 lbs, 57c: Texas
selected, 50 to 60 lbs, 57c.
Hoo Pkoduots Pork dull and firm: old
mess, $14 5014 75; new mess, $15 5016 00;
extr.v prime, $17 00017 50. Cutmeats quiet:
pickled bellies. 88c; do shoulders, 8
cc; do hams, lOjjll-: middles quiet; short
clear, $3 55. Lam quiet and stiougen West
ern steam closed nt $10 G010 10: sales, none;
i-ecemner, 3.1: January,?..) as asueu; juarcn,
$9 45; Mav, $9 35
Dairy Products Bntter qnlet and weak;
Western dalrv, 172tc; do creamery, 2031c;
do ractory, 1523c: Elgin. 3031c. Cheese
firm and falily active; part skims, 339c.
Baltimore Wheat dull: spot nnd the
month, 74474Ke January, 75i75Kc; May,
8181Jc; steamer No. 2 red, CJo bid: leceipts,
45,236 bushels; shipments, 88,000 bushels.
Corn firmer: snot, 4SJc; year, S!8c;
Januarv, 4SI9c: February, 4Sjic blu; May,
61(35c: Meamer mixed, 46c bid: re
ceipts, 31,221 bushels; shipments. 29,382 bush
els. Oats steady: No. 2 white Western, 42
42Kc: No. 2 mixed Western, 3S384c; re
ceipts, 2,000 bushels; fihinments, none. Rye
quiet. Hay steady. Grain freights qnlet.
Cotton firm; middlings, 9c. Provisions
steady, llutter steady. E-gs firm. Coffeo
St. Louis Flour unchange. Wheat opened;
firm, and alter fluctuating within narrow
limits, closed about as yesterdav: ensh, 68
0680: December, 68c; January." 69c; May,
75Jc; July, 75o. Corn moved up from the
openlncr aud closed Kc above yesterdav;
cash, 38c: December, 38c: January, 38Jo:
February, 33c: May, 43;c. Eve firm at 47
43c. Rarley mill; small sales; Nebraska, 50
Sic. Bran lower nt 58c. Hay unchanged.
Flaxseed higher at $1 07. Eggs firmer at 22)fc.
Corn meal lower at $1 80.
Toledo Wheat dull and steady; No. 2 cash
and December, 7454c; May, 79o. Corn dnll
nnd steady: No. 2 cash, 43c; No. 3, 42c: No. 4,
40c, Outs quiet: cash, 33c. H e dnll, cash,
51c. Cloverseed firm and higher; prime,
casii and December, $7 63; January, $7 70;
March, $7 75. Receipts Flour. 140 barrels:
wheat, 17.616 bushels; corn, 10.716 bushels;
clover-seed, 332 bags. Shipments Flour,
1,768 barrels; wheat, 4,700 bushels: corn, 1 00U
bushels; oats. 400 bushels; ryo, 1,200 bushels;
clnverseed, 650 bass.
Philadelphia Flour quiet. Wheat opened
firm, closed steady; No. 2 red. In export ele
vator. 74Kc: No. 2 red, 75Kc: January, 76Vio:
February. 77?i78c; Maicn, 79Kft79fc. Corn
firm: N". 2 mixed and yellow, in export ele
vator, 49c: N. 2 mixed, December and Jan
uary. 49i50Jic: February, WQXo. Oats
advancl-u o under ltidit offerings: No. 3
white, 40c: No. 2 do, 42c: No. 2 nhtte Decem
ber, 4004'Ke: January, 40Uc; Febrnary
nnd Match, 40Ji44c. Eggs quiet and easy;
Pennsylvania ursts, 29c
Milwaukee Flrur qniet. Wheat qnlet
May 72c: No. 2 spring, e6e: No. I Northern,
73c Corn quiet; No. 3. new, 38"392. Oats
lirm, No. 2 white. 34S5c: No. 3 do, 32K
33Jc Barley quiet; No. 2, 6ic: sample, 32'
6Kc Rye quiet; No. 1, 51c Provisions
qufet. Pork January, $15 62f. Lard Jan
uary, 59 60. Receipts Flour, 3 800 ban-els;
wheat, 35,000 bushels; barley, 19.700 bushels.
Shipments Flour, 2 0C0 barrels; wheat, 16,500
bushels; barloy, 15,409 bushels.
Minneapolis The market declined a to
day; May opened 73Jo and closed at 72Jic;
December, 67c, and closed, CTJc; there was
a fair cash trade. No. 1 Northern going at
67c and No. 2 Northern at 60c; receipts hero
were 611 curs and 413. cars Duluth and
Superior; close. May, 72Xc; December, 6714c;
on track, No. 1 haid, 08: N". 1 Northern,
OSJic: No. 2 Northern, 586oe.
Duluth The market was weak to-day; the
opening was io higher than yesterday's
closo for spot wheats and futures, but prices
eased off Tiefore noon. Mar declining c
close, N. 1 hard cash, 7(c; December, 70c;
May, 76Jc: No. 1 Northern, cash, 67Jic: De
cember, 68c: May, 74c: No. 2 Northern,
c.isli, C2c: December. 62J4c; No. 3, 56c; re
Cincinnati Flour steady. Wheat quiot
nnd firm; No. 2 red, 7PKo; receipts, 2.500 bush
els; shipments, 1,500 bushels. Corn firm; No.
2 mixed, 43Ko. Oats Btroncer; No. 2 mixed,
333.c Rve dnll: No. 2. 53c. Pork firm at
$14 50. T,ardqulet"at$9 35. Bulk meats and
bacon firm. Whisky active; sales, 1, 159 bar
lels at $1 25. Butter steady, bugar firm.
Eggs steady at 23c Cheese steady.
Kansas City Wheat hither: No. 3
hard, 6565Kc; No. 2 red, 69e9Vc Corn
firm: No. 2 mixed. B3Ji33J.c: No. 2 white,
ZSmic. Oats steady; No 2 mixed, I930o;
No. a white, 3132c Eigs Ann, at lr19n.
Receipts Wheat, 80,009 Irashels: com, 7.IXW
bushels; onto, 1,000 bushels. Shipments
Wheat, 83,000 bushels: corn, 3,000 bushels;
Buffalo Wheat No. 1 hard dull at -82Jc;
No. 1 Northern, 79c No. 2 red. 76c Corn
No. 2, 47c Receipts Wheat, 2,000 bushels;
corn. 15,000 bushels. Shipments Wheat,
183,090 bushels; corn, 97,000 bushels.
Louisiana stamped 4soejf
GENERAL TRADE GOOD
Despite the Fact That December Is
Usually a Dull Month.
HOLIDAY GOODS HAVE THE CALL.
Markets Firm' as a Rule and Prices
- ELott little Change.
CUREENT TBADB K0TES AND GOSSIP
Saturday, Dee. 10.
General reports have noted a good trade
during the past week, notwithstanding De
cember is u sunlly a slow month for every
thing but holiday goods. Locally, the bank
exchanges of the week were nearly 53,000,
000 in excess of those of the corresponding
week last year, showing that business has
been much larger than a year ago, and the
daily reports indicated a very satisfactory
state of affairs, ease of collections being one
cf the most encouraging features. Grain,
ieed and hay ruled easier, but in the main
the markets were firm at about nncbanged
The Eastern Fish Market.
It is in the midst of the quiet season in
the dry and pickled fish trade, and the mar
ket is quiet, says a Boston paper.
But the holders of mackerel are in
different sellers. They are aware that
the supply is small, and that all they own
will be wanted later in the season. At
Gloccester the market on mackerel is quiet,
without changes in quotations. There are
no mackerel arriving of any consequence
from domestic ports, with only small arri
vals from forehen ports. The latest advices
to the fish bureau from Halifax suggest that
tho great body or mackerel caught
this season in the Provinces hns
already been sent to market. The job
bers are quoting mackerel firmly
at: Medium 3s, $11 50: large 3s. $11 50; medium
2s. $12 0016 00: lan;c2s, $16 00017 00; Is. $25 00
26 00, as to quality: bloater is, $30 0038 09.
At Gloucester mackerel are quoted at $27 CO
Q2S 00 lor extra Is; Is, $21 0922 00; 2s. $15 00
16 00: medium and large 33,512 00 IS 00. The
wholesale codfish market is firmer, es
pecially on medium fish, tor the reason that
tills grade Las been more thoroughly taken
np than large. But the reports generally
indicate a rather small supply of codfish.
Tim Jobbers have not nut ud their prices.
though medium fish from cargoes are 25c 'H
qtl firmer. -They quote: Large dry bank,
$6 75: medium, $4 75: lar ;o nickled bank, $6 00
60 25: medium. $3 754 00; large shore or
Geores, $6 757 CO; medium, $5 005 50;
pickled pollock nominal, $3 50; boneless
hake, 44&o $ lb; cod, 59c.
General Trade Notes.
The packing of the West ror the week was
370,000 hogs, against 625,000 for the corres
ponding week In 1891 and 475,000 in 1899. The
flgtrre-rate packing since .v ovember 1 is about
1,593,000 hogs, against 2.623,009 for the enr.
le -ponding time In 1891, a decrease or J.OSO,
000, or over 40 per cent.
The Piice Current in its weekly review
says: "Interior wheat supplies in most re
gions outside or the Northwest are reduced
below usual at this time of year. Growing
crops are maintaining fairly encouraging
condition. Corn Is being offered a little
more freely, though generally held confi
dently." Tho synopsis sent Irwin-Green by
J. W. Hoyt, of Cincinnati, snrs that it will
lequire a crop or 530,000,000 bushels of wheat
to meet the demands upon It, and that with
a crop or that size the reserves at the end of
the crop yoar will be 25,000,000 bushels less
Strange to say fine "ripe" American cneese
is an article that is hard to find. One of the
largest fancy grocery houses that caters to
ttio best retail trade of Chicago has not got
a single American cheese that Is well ma
tured. The head or the department that
sells cheese said yesterday: "We have such
a demand for choice American cheese that
it is all sold before it has time to acquire
ago. Onr best cheeses come irom New York
State, ana the supply does not begin to
equal the demand." Such a state of things
never exists in Canada, where lancy Cana
dian cheese with some "snap" to it is to be
had in every respectable retail grocery. The
French-Canadians, as well as the Canadians
ot Dritisli descent, aro all groat lovers of
fancy cheese. The same is true of Great
Britain and all the continental countries.
Here is a chance ror American capital to
reap handsome fortunes. -
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Sales on call at tho Grain and Flour Ex
change to-day: One car winter wheat bran,
in elevator, $15 00; one car new, high-mixed
shelled corn, five days, 46Jc; one car do,
same delivery, 46c
Receipts bulletined: Via the P. & W., 1
car flour; via the P. & L. E., 1 car hay; via
tho P., C, C. & St. L., 2 cars hay, 8 cars corn,
2 cars Drn, w cars oatj; via me i . it. w.
& C, 2 cars corn, 8 cars bay, 9 cars oats, 1 car
rye Total, 44 cars.
t-jCJQf: of tee market.
The folio wine quotations for grain, feed, bay
and straw are for carlots on track. Dealers charge
a small advance from store.
WnKAT No. 2 red TSKi
jo. 3rca 73
Corn No. 2 yellow ear so
High mixed ear. 49
Mixed ear 46 (a
No. 2 yellow shelled K
High mixed shelled 47,'(a 48
Mixed shelled 45 (a 48
New No. 2 shelled 47 47K
New high mixed shelled corn 40 (a 4S-
Oats-Iio. 1 white 40,-s- 41
No. 2 white .-. 3.TW,(o 40
Kxtra No. 3 white 38. 39
lio. 3 , 37 g 37-4
Mixed 35 (is 33
Bye No. 1 Western 59 (8 60
No. 2 Western 50 57
Flour (Jobbers' prices) Fancy brands. $4 JS3
4 85: standard winter patents. $4 50(34 75: spring
patents. $4 COJJ4 K5; straight winter. $4 0i4 23:
clear winter. i 754 Ou; XXX bakers, S3 iUaS 83;
rye. J3 503 73.
The Exclisntre Price Current quotes flour In car
ots on track as follows:
Patent winter $3
Patent spring 4 4(
Straight winter 3 25
Clear winter s
Low grades 2
Kye tiour 3
Spring bakers 3
Mili.fied No. 1 white middlings. $13 0019 CO;
No. 2 white middlings, $13 50 17 Ou: winter wheat
bran, V14 50015 00; brown middlings, $13 0013 50;
chop. $18 iKXoja 00.
Hat Choice timothy, $14 003114 25: Mo. 1 tim
othy. $13 25I3 75; No. 2 timothy, (12 00(3)12 50;
mixed clover and tlmothr. $12 60 1 3 w. packing.
$7 00(313 U): No. 1 feeding prarlc $10 00I0 50; No.
2 do. $9 0O&J 5j: wagon liav. $13 WI7 Ou.
STRAW- Wheat, $3 006 5J: oat, $3 5C7 00; rye,
$7 0U7 50.
SrGAB-Fatent cut-loaf, 5-ic: cubes. 5c; pow
dered, Sc; granulated (standard), 47jic: comectlon
ers A, 4 8-i0c: soft a, 4Stc: lam-y yellow, 4c:
uirveuow, 4$(.Mic: common jenow. j,-s(gic.
COFFEE huastcd.lu packages Standaru brands,
23 13-iOc: second grades. 22S'23'c: lancy grades,
2732i4c. Loose Java. 376t-8c: Mocha. ij,x-:
Maracalbo. 29ic: I'eaberrr. 23'-29c; Santos, JS
29c: Caracas, 3l(33Ic: Kio. 24S-3c.
AlOl.ASbEs Choice, ZXD-Wtc: fancy. 34-333e:
centrirugals, 2S29c; new crop New Orleans. 43
SYitup Corn syrup, 23ne: sugar syrup, 2030c:
fancy flavors. 3l33c; blacK strap, 1617c.
Fruits Loudon layer raisins, $2 60; California
London larers, $2 102 15: California muscatels,
nags. b3)4c; tioxed. $1 151 25; Valencia, 7Sf7Mc;
ondara Valencia, s'iia.Vic: Callfurnla sultauas, 11
UMc: currants. 41(3t)c: California prunes, 11.
loc: French prunes, 8tt12c: Callfurnla seedless
raisins. 1-lb cartons, $3 90; citron. 192Uc; lemou
KiCE Fancy head Carolina. eiOSiic; prime to
choice, 53c; Louisiana, 5,HSc; Java. tHhc;
oannld UOOPS Slandard peaches, $2 102 33;
extra peaches. 2 45(3t2 5p; seconds, $1 85l 95: pie
Deachej, $1 :ut 23; tflnest corn. $1 491 o0; liar
ford county corn. $1 0&l 10: lima beans. $1 -j0
1 25; soaked, sHl35c: early June peas, $1 151 :
marrowfat peas. $1 05 1 1 1: soaked. 75Sjc: r rench
peas, $11 SOoA-Ju to S 100 cans, or fl 40 l 50? dozen;
pineapples. ? 1 351 50: extra do, $2 4u: llahauia do,
3 00; Damson plums. Eastern. $1 25; California
pears, $2 C5" &; do green gag-s. $1 75: do egar
p;uins, it 75; do apricots, si w: iu: uo extra
white cherries. $2 752 8J:do white cherries. 2-1 b
cans. $1 05; raspberries. r30100; straw berries.
$1 151 25: gooselterrles. $1 lul 15: tomatoes. 05c
$1 00; salmun, 1-lb. $1 il 35: olackberries.75j0c;
buccotash. 2-lhcans, soaited. 95c: do standard. 2-lb
caun, $1 15131 50; corned beef, 2-lb cans. M 75 1 00;
do H-ll). $13 50: roast beef, 2-lb. $185: chipped
beer, 1-lb cans. SI 852 Cu: baked beans, $1 15l 3;
lobsters, 1-lb, $2 15: mackerel, fresh, 1-lb, 1 90;
broiled, $1 6u; sardines, domestic, its. $3 85: ,'-.
! 2o; !, mustard. $3 CO: Imported, lis, flu iu
12 SO: Imported. -4s,v$18 t3 00; canned apples,
3-lb, 80e5:: gallons, $2 05J 00.
No price changes were made to-day, and
former quotations are repeated as follows:
Medium $ 12X
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorta.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
When she ad Children, she gave them Castor!.
Shoulders, sugar-enred '
Bacon shoulders 84
Dry salt shoulders 8)4
Breakfast bacon 12
Extra do 13
Clear bellies, smoked 10
Clcarbellles, drr salt 9
Dried beef, knuckles 13
Lard (refined) tierces H
Tiro 50-lb cases' t'H
Lard (compound), tierces 714
Hair barrels 74
Two 50-lb cases t 7f
Three-lb cases 8
Flve-lb cases Vt
Ten-lb cases 'Jt
Mess norlr. hftiv-r . 16 50
-Mess pork, light 17 50
Butter and Cheese.
BUTTiR-Elgln creamery. CH3IHc: other
orands!2P.nc: choice to fancy, dairy and country
roll, a-.; fair to medium grades. 1824c; low
granes. iac?ioc; cooKinir. wguc: jrrease, aysc.
.uftiBE-unio, iiH(gii?tc new xorK. isihc;
fancy Wisconsin Swiss blocks, 14lSc: do bricks.
12!fdl3e: Wisconsin sweltzer. In tubs. l!U,Sc;
llmberger, 10llc; Ohio Swiss, i:i13c
Kggs and Poultry.
Eoos-Strlctlr fresh Pennsylvania and Ohio, 28
27c: BDCcl.il marks, 3c: cold slot are, sr.
POCLTRT Live Spring chickens, Jfl45c per
pair: old chickens. SC3V:: dncks, G065c: geese,
$1 5ai Si: tnrkejrs. H12c per lb. Dressed
Chickens. l.i:cpcrlb; turkeys, 13315c; ducks, 14
lie; geese. ll12c
Bbls. bbls. bbls. Palls
2U0 lb 100 lb 53 lb IS lb
$40 00 t20 40 110 40 I 1 10
35 00 17 90 9 1? 2 84
32 CO 13 40 8 40 2 SO
23 00 14 0 7 40 2 SO
24 01 12 40 6 40 2 CO
:i 00 10 90 5 R5 1 73
22 00 II 40 5 90 1 33
M tO 10 40 & 40 1 70
18 00 940 490 153
15 no 7 90 4 15 1 3S
14 00 7 4 3 90 1 25
Extra mess bloaters.
EitfH lNo.1 bloaters.
Kxtra No. ljness....
Kxtra No. 1 shore...
Med. No. 1 mess....
Med. No. 1 shore....
Ex. No.2 shore mess.
Ex.No.2 shore large
Ex. No. 2med.shore
No. 2 medium
No. 3 large.
Barrels. 200 lbs. $
nan Darreis. juu ids
Quarter bbls. 50 lbs
Barrels Half barrels
Kegs Lake herring
Half barrels. 70 lb
Quarter barrels, 35 lb
Palls, 10 lb
Half barrels. 100 lb
Large, per lb 5W3)3
20-lb boxes, l(a2-lb bricks, per lb Ofia?
20-lb boxes. l(S2-lb bricks, choice 7ii3
Smoked bloaters (OoWeu). 50 In box 90
Smoked bloaters (Eastport), 100 In box.... SO
BUCKWHEAT FLOUR-22!sC per lb.
Beaks New York and Michigan pea beans. $2 10
2 15 per bu. ; hand-picked medium. $2 0002 1$;
Lima, 4U(25c per lb; Pennsylvania and "Ohio
bc-ins. 81 731 OJnerbu.
BEESWAX-Choice yellow. !T235c: dark. MfflftOc.
CinER Jlew country. $4 5un 00: crab, $8 0O3 SO
Hoe New crop white clover, 200210 per lb;
buckwheat, 14 Site: strained honey, 83f.
Tallow Country rough, 34c per ; city ren
FEATHiRS-Extra live geese, 5860c per lb; No.2
do. 4350c: mixed. 30a40c.
.NUTS Chrstnnu. $2 00250 per bushel, peanuts,
green. 3!441s'c per lb: no roasted. $i 151 2S per
bushel: hickory nnts. jl 0U1 25: shellharks, $1 25
1 50: new walnuts, 6063o: dIii do. 50"5c: butter
nuts, 5Ct$55c for utd and 8 05c for new; Alberts,
9c per lb: almonds, Tarragona, I8e: do Ivica, 16c:
do paper shell, '25c: shelled aimouds, 35c: Brazil
nuts, 8asic: French walnuts. 9c; pecans, 10c;
Naples walnuts. 13c; Grenoble walnuU, llhC
FICKLES-S4 50a? 50 per barrel.
HIDES Green steer hides, trimmed. 75 lbs and
np. 7r; green steer hides trimmed. 60 to 75 lbs, 7c;
green steer hides, trimmed, under 81 lbs, 8c; green
cow hides, trimmed, all wclhts. 4c; green bull
hides, trimmed, all weights, 4c: green calf skins.
No. 1, 6c: green calf skins. .Vo. 2, 4c; green steer
hides, trimmed, side branded. 4c: green salt
leers. No. 1, 60 lbs and nn. 775C: green salt
cows. No. I, all weights, 4iv;c; green sail calf.
No. 1. e to 15 lbs. 5"f3c; green salt kip, .So. 1, 15
to 2S lbs, 45c: ruaoer skip. No. 1. 10 to 15 lbs, J
4c: No. 2 hides. l,c off; No. 2 calf, 2c off.
Cattle Steady and Hogs and Sheep Firm at
the Central Yards.
East Libkett, Dec 10.
Cattle Receipts, 20 loads; market firm at
$4 905 15 for prime heavy: other grades.
$2 404 70: fresh cows, $2040 per head:
calves, 66c per lb for vealers and 34c for
Hoos Becelpts light and market firm at
$6 4'G 65 lor Fhiladelphlas aud $6 106 30
Snrar Receipts fair and market firm at
$4 9CG5 20 for best sheep and $5 4t5 75 for
good to choice lambs.
Chicago The Evening Journal reports: Cat
tle Receipts, 1,500 heud;sblpments, 1,000 head;
market slow and weak: Christmas beeves,
5 7266 60: others. $2 855 40; heifers, $2 75
3 50; stockers, $1 702 60: feeders, $2 603 10;
cows, $1 152 0. Ilogs Becelpts. 12,000 head;
shipments, 5,000 bead; market uneven, closed
lower; rougli and common, $5 733 85: pack
ing and mixed, $3 906 15: butcherv nnd
medium weights, $6-.06 30: light, $5 706 15.
Sheep Receipts, 1,500 neud; shipments, 600
head: market active and prices strong;
Christmas wethers. $5 50ao 00: nativoo.
$4 00(25 25; Western, $4 504 90; Texans, $4 30
4 90; lambs, $3 456 00.
Uaffalo Cattle Receipts, 170 loads
through, I sale; opened stronz and higher;
extra Christmas steer--, $6 M6 75: good to
choice exports, $5 095 43. Hogs Receipts,
63 loads throucb. 12 sale: opened fairly ac
tive and higher; heavy corn fed, $6 406 50;
packers and mediums, $6 33j 40. sutep
and lambs Receipts, 8 loads, 12 sale; opened
steadv nnd firm; choice to lancy wethers
$5 005 50; fair tr. good sheep, $4 504 8j;
Canada, $1 3C5 25; lambs, native, choice to
fancy, $5 75b 00; do, fair to good. $5 255 Co
Canada, common to fancy, $5 85Q6 15.
rlncln-ati Hogs steady at $5 256 25; re
ceipts. 5,320 head: shipments, 2,470 head. Cat
tle steady nt $1 6004 76; receipts, 500 bead;
shipments, 175 nend. Sheep steady at $2 75
5 00; receints, none; shipments, 400 head.
Lambs strong at $4 005 35.
WASHinoToir, Dec. 10. The returns or tho
price or cotton on the plantation on the first
day or December, according to the report of
the statistician or the Department of Agri
culture, indicate a return to nearly normal
larru values under the stimulus or a short
crop, the resnlt largely of a reduced acreage.
The New Orleans price or middling in tno
first st eek or March, when planters wero
earnestly asked by this department to re
duce the acreage, was 6 7-16 cents, and in the
first week of December it was 9 7-16 cents,
an increaseoM5 per cent. Plantation prices
aro now hleher relatively than ever belore,
in comparison with export prices, showing
either a narrow margin In marketing or a
holdlnir for future advance. Tho average of
plantation price is 8.4 cents. That of Vir
ginia 8.6 cents; North Carolina, 8.6c; South
Carolina. 8.6c; Georgia, 8.5c: Florida upland,
8.2c: Alabama, 8.5: Mississippi, 8.5c: Louis
iana, 8.4c: Texas, 8.1c; Arkansas, 8.5c; Ten
KJALVESTOlf, Dec 10. Cotton firm; mid
dling, 9c: low middling, 9c; pood ordi
nary, 8c: net nnd gross receipts, 7,312 baler;
exports coastwise. 4,435 bales; soles, 2,081
bales; stock, 157,737 bales.
New 'Orleans, Dec. 10. Cotton dull; mid-
'JSSSASBKPA a box."
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S also to be especially efficacious and rsmadlal ,
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5 New York Depot, 366 Canal St. J
CHOICE TIMOTHY HAY.
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dllng 9c; low mlddllnir,93c- good ordinary,
&c: nee receipts, 12,100 hales; gross, 12,42a
bales; exports to Great Britain, 9,229 bales)
to France, 7,700 bales: coastwise, 5,595 bales;
ales, 4,000 bale-; stock, 246,613 bales.
New York. Dec la Cotton easy; middling
uplands, 9.64c; middling Orleans, ai59.18c
sale", 701 bales; futures closed steady; sales,
154,600 bales: December. 9.37c; January, 9.42cj
Febrnary, 953c: March. a61c: Ajjril, 9.74c;
May, 9.84c; June, 9.93c; July, 10.00c; Auznst,
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