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Pail to Diminish the Strength
of the New York
THE TRUSTS STILL LEAD.
Whisky, Sugar, Gas, Rational lead,
Starch and Cordage Prominent.
EOCK ISLAND IS QUITE ACTIVE
On the Prospect of the Liquidation of Its
Claim k gainst the 1!. St L.
GALL 3I0XET ADVANCES SEAR THE CLOSE
f SFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
N'ewYobk, Dec. 13. Though to-day's
itock market was not a large affair, a
tendency to broaden was discernible and a
degree of strength was displayed that was
remarkable in view of the heavy eiports of
gold to-day, those scheduled lor to-morrow
and the prospects of still heavier ones next
week. The amount shipped to-day was
U,7jO,000 and the amount encaged for to
morrow's steamer is 51,000,000. "Wall street
has apparently begun to view this move
ment of gold out of the country with a cer
tain degree of complacency and to regard its
continuauce as inevitable.
The event looked forward to with the
gr?aest interest to-day was the declaration
ot its quarterly dividend by the Distilling
and Caulc Feedirg Company. The ex
pectations of those best informed as to the
anairs of the distilling company that the
dividend would be lja per cent were
fulfilled. The street, as usual, argued hat
the increase of 1 per cent dividend hsd
been discounted and sold the stock, with
the iesult of leaving the price a point loner
National Lead rivalod Distilling in respect
to activu v and closed at a net advance of 2
pci cent. The movement vas based upon
reports of progress in the direction of a
consolidation with, or absorption of, the
Naiwiai Linseed Oil Company. Dealings in
tl o stock of the last named were light and
) it the price fractionally lower than
--eidav Of the other industrial Sujrur
Sieftmngand Chicago Gas were moderately
acme and the maitct fcr them was firm.
Notional starch showed animation for the
fi-t time and scored a net advance of 2J
pci cent The mnihet for Nat.onal Cordaite
w .s not affected by the announcement that
the stockholders have assented to an
increase o 100 percent in the common stock.
In the railroad share list tho miht import
nut dealings were in Hock Island. A nuin
!n.i of cuctimstances combinod to stimulate
tx demand for it. One iias a notice that the
! -organization committee of the Minne
a m i sand Pr. LouU Hallway Company ha9
ti m the court notice that the committee
1 a in hand sufficient to pay off the obllza
t i which amounts to about $4,O0O,OCO and Is
t icfl held bv the Kocfc Island Company.
Th. 1 quidation of this claim means that the
r t nor compmiv will leceive between
t 'i (i00and?l,000.000in cash.
1 e maiket developed us createst strength
in the afternoon, but sold off slishtly at the
t oscowmctoan adance in the rate for
cj ' loans to 6 per cent. Tho closing was
srEciAL teom now. joses & co.3
r lORK, Dec 13 Tnero . were throe
features of interest til at affected stocks
favorably to-day. The first was tiie con
i annus advance in Lead on proiress in the
"..'nations with Linseed Oil, and the
U wlertjre that the stock had earned 7 per
i t Jveene biokers wero buyers at the ad
v nee Ihe second was a sharp advance in
To k Island on the announcement that the
M nncapolis and fct. Louis Railway will
I i ff the equipment bonds, thus
C mi; Rock Island S4.000.OW) cash for
t' bonds. Thn btarted a lively move
r ent in the other grangers and
reel some belated bears to cover,
e-lirriallv m Burlington, Boston laving
t ,,c1 citing Ion,; stock for the time being.
A i trd feniuie of importance was omo
mr in lnio Pacific on the return from
1 i .pei Mr r.r.iscosin, :is it is understood
t , .e will control the loadaftcrtho next
. o, 'ion It i be'ieved that lie has secured
t upport of the London firm whose proxy
as sxrd b Wonnser tor Gould last spring.
r lends o' t'nion PJclflc say also that action
a bo taken u- Congre-s on the Pacific
i , r 'ad-- funding bills. It is thought that
.rn bujing would lollow either of these
1 e statement that Manhattan had earned
f tent lor the quarter caused an ad-
. n tho stock, although the dividend,
p t ie tase of Western Union and Dis-
. - had been discounted. The latter,
k was inclined to sag on realizations,
net weak spots wero Reading, despite
st ,t of so'iie bonds abroad bv Secretary
o , and Northern Tjcific, preferred, in
. 'nowevcr, supDoitwas promised by
I oicli'lna m the cent of a further fall.
T r- ceneral impression among traders is
a the market is more natural than ot late.
vonioie gold can be shipped this week,
r. miticnch or German steamer sails till
7 esdav next. Exports next week are
to be heavv. Sterling is higher.
- i ator i ullom's amendment to the inter
.. r commerce law is considered im-
lBV ASSOCIATED TRESS.!
n w Yoru, Dec 13. Tho movements on
i o -tot k Exchange to-day in some respects
n e more important than for somo time
The unwavering strength or the in
.. si lal group was sufficient to excite at-
f ti. n Distilling and Cattle Feeding
. 1 itli .x net loss ot 1 per cent. Amen--ia'
was firm throughout on a frac
t.tjh h-glicr range, u hilo Chicago Gas.
a sell ng down Ji, rose 1 per cent.
Nanona' Lad and National Starch Com
r on weieieally tho features. Tho former
i ise :38 to 3 and the latter Z to37J. botli
!! ks being bought on a large scale by
leading houses. Among the specialties
i . orn'lo Coal and Iron was taken freely
and sold up to 42. General Electric dis
i i ied considerable vrength nearthe close.
. s ng rom 113 to 113JJ Hocking Coal and
1 on"iifier advancing 2, reacted 1 per cent.
Tne heaviness of the rail n ay share market
e ns in the dav was the subject of general
.en aik. and the shipments of gold were not
regarded as a satislactnrv explanation for
t ie seiiinc A decline of J?4 was recorded,
a d no substantial lecoveiy occurred until
a ei i o'clock, "lien Rock 'Island suddenly
. rned into prominence and completclv
r nnged the speculative temper. Rock
I , nd figured for over 31,000 shares, and was
aken in'round amounts lrom8JJup toE
i tie Minneanolis and St. Louis share's
onndeil up "2 points. The movement in
1. icfc Inland started up speculation in rail
av stocks generally, and a rapid advance
, P. per cent ensued. Illinois Central
was"a notable exception, selling down Ji to
it railroad bonds 2"ew York and Northern
I- declined H to 70. The Atchison and Read-in-
oovernmeni; ouuus uiusou us iwiuns;
t s,, 4, rcg 11J"
T b 46 coup UAH
Mtual Union Cs ....111
N J. C Int. Cert .II1"
Northern I'ac lsts .118V
Northern i'ae 2ds..I12JB
North. Consols li'Si
North. Debentures.. 104
st.L. & I. 31. Gen.Ss KM
St. L. A S. F. G. M.lifl
st. iaul Consols.... 13d
t. I'.. C & l'ac. lst&117
I arllicCsilI ' ..-.'to
J c stamped
i -.ouri Cs
i . niv fcrft- 6...
a new set. 5'. ...101
m ne sei .
caJS" -as -
(rD I'aclBc lsts .
lira 4 It .. lsts .
T. P. L. G. Tr. Kct6 80
T. F. K. G. Tr. Rets 28
Union P&dflc lsts...l07
J. r. & R. G. 1'
I r. Zii
U. G. W.lsU
Jl K i T. Gen. m. I"?.
41 K 41. Gen. as.. o,t
Mining shares closed as follows:
frown Point SO I'lJTOOUin
i ii, iV a ... HO
lime and Norcross... 15
Ilnestke J ww
V rt i Vlrt IW
tarlo . . ...."-00
T total sales of Ftock to-day were S3LOO0
silrls'Tncluding? Atelllson. 10,105; Chicajr o
&s. 16,530; Erie, 10.400; Missouri PacfJJC,
7,& Northern rflcIficprolerred.15.lC5:
New England. 3.900; Beading . 180J St.
l'aai 10.120; Union Pacific, 1G,60; W estorn
The following Uble shows the prices of aetlra
ocks on the New York Stock Exchange, corrected
dally lor lac DisrATCil bj "A altnejr & btephen-
son. oHcst Pittsburp members ot New Tort Block
Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Anierlcan Cotton Ull
Am. Cotton Oil pref)
Am. sugar ltere uo.
A. Sugar It. fo.prcr.
A. T. A S F
Baltimore Jt Ohio....
Bait, i OHIO Trust..
Central of N. Jersey
Chesapeake A Ohio
CAO.. 2J pfa ....,
Chlraco Gas Trust
' M. .t t. P. ...
C, M. 4 S P. P'ef
&. K I. 4. r
n st p.. m. .t. O
Clilcago a Minowo
t;.. u., u. a. i - ...
CoL Coat and Iron
Col. Jl Ilockluz VaU
Del.. Lack A AVcst.
Del A Hudson
Den. .t Rio Grande.
Ills A c F. Trust.
E. T. Va. A Ga ....
Illinois Central. ...
Lake Erie X. West.
Lake Lrle AW., prcf
l.aice anore & ai. 3
Missouri Pacific. ..
National Cord. Co
National Load Co ..
Nat. Lead Co.. pref.
New York Central.
N. Y. . G A M. L. .
N. Y.. L. E. A..
N. Y.. L. K. AW..P
J. l. x -. r.
N. Y.. O. f. W
Norfolk A Western..
N A West' n. prefd.
North Ainer can Co.
A Pacific urefd....
Oreton Im pro ement
Peo. Dec. A Evans..
Phllada. A Reading.
P . C. CAM. L ..
P. CCAbt U pfd.
Pullman Palace Car.
R. AW. P. 1.. pfa..
St Paul A Dnlutli..
bt. P. A D.. prefd..
Ft. I?., M. A M....
Wheeling A L. E.
w. AL.E.. prefd
New York Ft-orR Receipts, 49,700
ages: exports, 15,300 harrel, 30,900
quiet and easy; sales, 16,900 barrel.
CoRXJtEAL in demand and steady.
Wheat Receipts, 153,000 bushels: exports,
49000 bushels; sales, 1,740.000 busheis futures:
80.000 bushels snot. Spot dull, lower and
weak; No. 2 ted, 7SJc in store apd elevator,
7Sie afloat; 77i679Jic f. o. b.: No. 3 red,
74Kc: ungraded led, 74S0c: No. 1 North
ern, SlJic; No. 2 Northern, T7ic: No. 2 Mil
waukee, 76Jic; No 3 spring, 7o?c; options
dull, weak and ViK lower on weak West,
lower late cables and longs realizing; No. 2
red December. 7G5577e, closing at 70Kc;
January. 77K77c. clsing at 77KC: March,
79K80e, closing at 79c; May, S1XQS2 3-I6c,
cliwing at SI5IC
Rte dull and nominal.
Baillet duil; Western, COgSOc
Coax Receipt-, 50,000 bushels; exports,
C7.000 bushols; sales, 350.000 bushels lutures,
51.001 bushels spot; spot dull and t-ady: No.
2. 51K51Jo elevator: 52;45:c "float:
steamer mixed, 52c: options upeued Ann at
tic advance, declined KsC as lollowinz
tne 'est, closing steadv and unchanged to
Ue decline: trading local, switching: Janu
arv. 5IJi5:Kc, closing 51c; May, 5353Kc
. Oats lieceipts, 32,000 busbels; exports. 400
bushel": sales, 45,000 bushels futures; 92,000
bushels spot: spot quiet and flr.i.; ontlons
dull and steadv: January, 37U37J,c. closing
37J8C; Maj, :i9K30c, closing Mc; No. 2
si.t white. 4lVi4ic: mixed Western 3o0
3Sc: w hitc do, 4lc; No. 2 Chicago, 375c.
IIay firm. . , ,
Iiors ilnll and weak; State good to choice,
lc:3c; Pacific coast, lS22c.
GitocEitiES Coffee Options opened steady.
5QI5 points up: closed steady, unchanged
to 10 up: s lies. C9,000 nags, including Decom
ter, 15C0ffiI55. Jannarv. 15 20I5.45e: Teb
ru.irv. I5.i5r.25c: .March. 14 90I5 10c; April,
14t-0I4 85c; .Mav. H.53lt.80c: Julr H40
14 05c: August. It fiOc; September, H 4014.43v;
spot Rio l"ull and easy; No. 7. lBc. sugar
null: refined quiet and steady; raw dull.
Molasses New Orleans moderately active
and steady. Rico iu lair demand and
Cottonseed Oil firm.
Tallow qniot and steady.
Rosi dull and steadv.
Tukpeatine quiet and steady.
Kcgs quiet and steady: receipts, 5,171 pack
ages. Hides dull and steady.
Hon PnoDCCTS Pork quiet and strong. Cut
meats quiet anil steady. Middles quiet; short
clear, $S 55. Laid Spot dull; options moro
actneand lriegular; Vestern steam closed
nt $10 Ou: "ales, 50 tierces; options sales 2,000
tiercet; December, $9 93, closing at J9 92 bid;
January, $9 9 closing at $0 95; nominal,
Mai eh closed at $9 75; May, $9 509 55, closing
at i9 65
Daiut Pkodccts Butter in moderate de
mand and weak: Western dairy, 1723c; do
creamery. 2030c; Elgin, 30e. Cheese in fair
demand and sins
Philadelphia Flour unchanged. Wheat
dnll and leaturelesM ungraded, in grain
'epot. 73c; No. 2 led, in eXDort elevator,
".'ljc: No 2 red, December, 7."Vi75ysc; Jan
ua iv, "i.7P,c: February, Ti&iSz: March,
79c. Corn a shade easier null little ex
liiii c inquiry: loc.il c.n lets quiet and stendy,
with moderate offerincs; No. 2 mixed and
3 cllow, in elevator, 50Jc; No. 2 mixed, in ex
port elevator, spot and Docember, 50c: No. 2
mixed, December, tOJJffiSOJjc; January. iiJB
50iic: February, 405(jc: March, 19.!.,
50;,ic. Oats Carlots declined c under moie
liberal offerings and alight demand: lutures
wholly nominal; No. 3 white, 3SKc: No. 2
white, 1HjC42c: No. 2 white December, lo
Ale- Janulrr. toUailc: Febrnarv and Maich.
tOi'fZtlVc. L ks F.-csh stock scarce and 1
lirai; Pennsylvania firsts, 29s.
St. Louis Flour firm and unchanged,
wnent onencd lower, then rallied rurtially.
but soon gave way on a gain and closed K
5Jc under yesterday; cash, 67Jic: December,
(T7Mc; Januarv. Cic; February, 60Jic; May,
7lc;Julv, 7SJa Corn Cash firm at33c:
options better early, but lost the advance
and clo"ed a shade off and weak: December,
SSMc: January. 3S$(c: February, 39;c: May,
431 ,c Oats firm atKJJjC asked: May auvancod
lie, but closed the same as yesterday, 3ic
Rj e higher at tSe cash: 53Jc bid Mav. J.ir
lcy steadv: Minnesota sold at 636ic; Kan
sas, lie. 'Bran dull at 39c. Hay dull aud un
changed. Flaxseed steady at $1 07. Corn
meal quiet at $1 SO.
Minneapolis The opening was weak and
them was a decline to the close. May opened
at 72- mid closed 71Kc; December opened
GOJac'und closed (Xc Tho cash market was
without spec.al leatnre. No. 1 Northern
sold early at Goc. The principal sales of No.
2 Northern were 5S85Sc. Receipts of
wheat here wet e 181 cars and at Dulutn and
Supeiior IS! cars; close: May, 71c? De
cember, GGJc; on track: No. 1 hard.
CGe:No. 1 Northern. G4Jc;.No. 2 Northern, 57
Toledo Wheat dnll and lower: No. 2 cash
and December, 735c; May, 79e. Corn dull
and steadv; No. 2 cash, 43c; No. S, 12c; No.
1,10c Re dull; cash, 51c Otts quiet: cash,
Silc Cloverseed higher and steady; prime,
casn, December and Jannary, $7 80; March,
$3 00. Receipts Flour, 172 barrels: 'wheat,
'.7.099 bush-Is; corn, 33.X32 bushels; rye, 600
bushel"; cloverseed, 112 bags, shipments
Flour, 3,541 barrels; wheat, 3,200 busbels:
corn, 3 100 bushels; rye, 1,100 bushels; clover
seed, SOU bass.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat lower;
May, 71c: No. 2 spring. C6c: No. 1 bard, 73fc
Corn quiet: No. 3 new,39c. Oats steady; No.
2 white, 34Je: No. 3 do, 3JX33Kc Barley
quiet: No. 2, 6tc: sample, 40g41c Rye
quiet; No. 1. 52c. Provisions quiet. Pork
.Tannarv. $15 7a Lnrd January, $9 67. Re
ceiptsFlour, 8 000 barrels; wheat, 53,000
bushels; barley, tl 000 bushels. Shipments
Flour, 15.0M) barrels; wheat, 15,000 bushels;
barley. 16,000 bushels.
Cincinnati Flour easy. Wheat scarce
and nominal: No. 2 red, 70c; receipts, 3,000
bushels; shipments, 3,000 bushels. Corn
stronger; No. 2 mixed, 1341c Oats easv;
No 2 mixed, 35c Rve quiet and firm: No. 2,
53Kc! Tork firm at fit 59. Lard strong at
$9 50. Bulkmcats steady at $8 50. Bacon
strong at $10 00. Whisky active; sales, L,2t3
barrels at $1 25. Bntter weak, bugar easy.
Eggs steady aud firm at 23c Cheese slow
lialtlmorc Wheat firm; No. 2 red, spot
and December, 71K75c; January, 75Vc!
May.SOKc Corn uull: mixed spot, t9Jic:
vear. !9c; Jannary, !9Vc Oats dnll: Nu. 2
white Vt estern, 126tic Rve dull and
easy; No. 2, 5SjC asked. Hay steady at $15 00
1C 00. Grain irelghts dull and unchanged.
I-10 visions quiet; mess pork, $1G 00. Butter
e-isier: ci-camery. fancy, 30c Egs easier;
2Sc for best. Coffee dull.
Kanas Cltv Wheat steady, closing weak;
No. 2 hard, bSKGesjJc; No. 2 red, 70c Corn
firm and in good deumnd; No. 2 mixed, Sl
34Kc nominal: No. 2 white. .-.5c. Oats strung
and higher; No. 2 lulled, 30jlc; N". 2 white,
31032c Rye flitu: Na 2, 1'Xa. E.'g3 flrm.at
l.-ij'Mc. Boceipts Wheat, 7.000 bushels: corn,
S.uxi bushels. Shipments-Wheat. 18,000 busli-
x elv oats, none.
DUQUESNE AND P. & B.
Move Upward Rather Sharply Under
.a Good General Demand,
CLOSING STRONG ON THE GAINS.
P. B., It Is Faid, Will Tc a Four Per Cent
Uocfc. Keit Tear.
GOSSIP, SALES AND CLOSING PRICES
Tuesday, Dec 13.
Duquesue traction was again prominent
for activity and strength to-day, but it was
compelled to divide the honors with Pitts
burg and Birmingham traction, which dis
played surprising strength and was moder
ately active. Lustre Mining Company,
Allegheny National Bank, Pleasant Valley
Bailway and Central traction were also
traded in lightly, but they were completely
overshadowed by the movements of the
two leaders. Duqucsne traction opened at
28 sales, moved up to 29' sales at the
last call, sold at 29 after the close and the
curb close was 29 bid for 200 shares.
The movement in the stock was still
the principal topic of discussion
in the street, but there were few fresh ad
ditions to the stories and gossip current
Monday. It was suggested, however, that
tho Philadelphia people wero after control
of the line lor the nnrposo of annulling the 1
lease; also that some or the Dnquesne people
wanted to carry out the Elkins-Widener
idea of consolidating the Pittsburg-Du-quesne
combine with the Pleasant Vallev
Manchestor system, and that the selling of
Duquesne was by those who weie bitterly
opposed to such a scheme: also that the
stock sold was all 'giound floor" stuff that
was onlv recontly distributed and was
offered where it was most likely to
find a purchaser. Much -moro
of a kindred nature was in circulation, but
alter silting it thoroughly the only thing
that appeared to be at all definite was that
there was a good market for the stock in tho
East. It is hardly piobable that Messrs.
niklns, Widener et al. would buy 9,000 or
10,000 shares of Duquesne stock on aiising
market, and Ktand icadyto take more, be
cause thev thought ita good Investment;
butlf there isa deal looking ton faitncr
combination of street railway interests it Is
not jet known to the stieet in a general
way. Other local street railway men besides
the President or the Duquesne have quite
lecently visited Philadeluhla, however,
which lends color to the rumor of
another combine, nnd it is possible
the outline of it will soon bo plainly visible;
but at present all that can bo said is that tho
East has been a heavy buyer and that the
stock is steadily advancing under the con
tlnuance 01 a demand for that account. It
may be, as suggested, that somo of the Du
quesne insiders started the movement in
order to get lid of tome of their "ground
floor" brethren before certain schemes w ere
sprung and developed, but there appears to
be verv llttlo indeed to support the sugges
tion. It is a problem that must solve
itself, but in figuring on it the fact
should not bo overlooked that the
DUlldlng of the Difqucsne line intensi
fied the bitterness engendered between its
chier projector and the Pittsburg traction
m.fnates by tho cold shoulder given the
founcrbv the latter after tho cable line was
in operation, and that they (Elkins, idc
ner, otal) would probably like nothing bet
ter than an opportunity to play another
winning game of freeze-out.
The strength of P. & B. traction was due,
it was said, to official talk about a dividend
next month. Tho stock will pay a quarterly
dividend ot 1 per cent, according to such
talk, which will put it on a 1 per
cent basis. "I believe there will be a divi
dend in January," said a gentleman well
posted on P.& B.,"but I have been mistaken
before with lespoet to dividends on tho
stock, and may be now. I have good reason
to believe, however, that tho stock will
rank as a 4 per cent dividend payer through
out the coming year."
In the lemainder or the list prominent
features were lacking. Gas shares were
steady, Undergiound cable was fractionally
higher and others wore generally well held.
P. & B. traction clo-ed at 25525J: Du
quesi.o traction at 2929 and P., A. & M.
trartion at 13J4 bid.
Alter the clnse 29 was bid for Duquesne:
CeAtrai traction was ouoted at 2S 'S; P.
& B. traction was quoted at 25i5!4. and
43Ji was bid for P., .1. & M. traction, uujer-
Citizens traction 5s wero w anted at 106X at
the second calk
The long-talked of project for the exten
sion or theSbaipsburg branch of the Citi
zens traction line to Asplnwall is to be
carried out at last. Work on tho extension
will be begun immediately. A forco of 100
men has been employed and the officials of
the company say they w ill have cars running
by January 15. The terminus will bo at a
point near tho new West Penn station. It is
faid tho Aspinwall Land Company gave the
comp tny a bonus ot $3,000 lor the extension.
At present the line only extends to Guy
asuta, the second station beyond Sharpsburg.
Sales and Closing Quotations.
The transactions recorded on the Ex
change sales board to-day were as follows:
10 shares Lustre Mining Company 9'
IU shares l.ustreilllnlng Company 9j
10 shares Allegheny National Bank 67J4
100 shares Pleasant Valley Railway 24v$
10 shares P. & B. traction 24s4
10 shares P. & B. traction 2o
50 shares I. A U. traction 24f
&0sharesP. & B. traction 25
10 shares P. & B. traction So
165 shares P. X B. traciion "-5
5u shares Duquesne traction 2i'.l
10 shares Central traction Wi
S shares Tleasant Valley railway 21
50 shares Duquesne traction...
100 shares Duquesne traction...
15 shares Duquesne traction...
SO shares Duquesne traction...
JO shares Duquesne tractlou...
10 shares Duquesne traction. ,
10 shares Duquesne traction.
706 shares. Closing bids and
id call, saeau.
BUI! Ask But Ask
90 .... 90
;;:: "" swij :;::
'."'. '.'.'.'. 43" ""
.... 59 .... 39
.... 40 .... 40
10 .... 10 ....
2034 K 20J4 205
.... 1734 17 173.
M!4 .... 28K ....
62 63 6254 ezii
59V .... 59 60
24i 23 24 25
.... 63 ... 63
46 .... 4654 ....
.... 10 .... 10
.... 58 .... 56
60 53 50 52
95 .... 94 9S
isiii '.'.'.'. is" '.'.'.'.
Bid I A.k
Allegheny N at Bnk
Keystone Hank. Pg
M. 4. 31. Nat.Bs.nB
Pitts. Nat. Bk. Com
Third Nat. lianK....
Penna. Gas Co
Wheeling Gas Co...
Pitts.. Y. & Ash....
PilU. A Castle S....
Pitts. W. S ivr..
N. Y. AC. G. C.Co
Luster Mining Co.
u. . . co
V. b. 4S.Co.,pfd..
AX est. Airbrake Co.
Standard U. C. Co.
U. S. Glass, com....
'Julius F. Stark sold $5,000 V. & B. traction
Ss at par.
It was stated this afternoon that Attorney
Charles McEce was at woik on the lease nnd
other final papers in the P. V.-P., A. & M.
deal, and that the P. V. holders would get
their Manchester stock about January L
Hill & Co. and Kuhn Bros. wer the buyers
of P. & B., and Spronl & Co. wero tho prin
H. M. Long bought Pleasant Valley from
W. J. Iloblnson.
J. P. Barbour and Hill & Co. bought Du
quesne, and Messrs. Pinkerton, Carothers,
W. B, .Thompson & Co. and Sproul & Co.
B. F. Arensburg sold Lustro to Kuhn Bros.
S. Fritz took Central traction from Hill &
This week's gold shipments, in the opin
ion of those who should know, will aggre
gate about $3,000,000. One or the largest
shinnents or specie taken ont for many
rnnnthn on one vessel was carried to Europe
to-uay on the North German Lloyd, iteamer J
THE PITTSBUKG DISPATCH. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER
Traye. There was $2,750,000 in gold and 575..
000 in silver. .
Tho opinion seems to be gaining grfiuna
that definite action upon the option bill wil.
be delayed, at least until nfter the new year,
and that if It leaves the Senate at all it will
do so with amendments requiring the con
currence of the House and involving greater
delay in its passage.
The Fqultable Gas Company has struct a
300 pound a mtnnte gasser on the McDowell
farm at Now Texas, located aboutthrce
miles south of east fiom the big Mllltown
WiIeSs'srs. George I. Whitney and W. T. Wal
lace were to-day elected members or the
Pittsburg Oil Stock Exchange.
Mr. C. B. MoVey. Secretary of tho Fidelity
Title nnd Trust Company, has resigned the
prsition, to take effect February L 1893.
Georgo J. Gould as to-day elected Presi
dent of the Manhattan Company. The regu
lar lWppr cent dividend was declared.
The Whlskv Trust has declared a quar
terlv dividend of IK percent to-day. ,
For the first week or December the earn
ings of tho Buffalo, Rochester and Jfittsburg
Railroad show a deciease of$l,255.
Mr. George Gould continues to state dis
tinctly and emphatically that he is out or
Wall street as a speculator and operator,
and has no Intention of coming in as an in
vestor. Hisfiiends claim there Is no evi
dence that ho is in the market now, and he
tells his closest associates that he knows or
no property in which he could invest his
money to better advantage than Western
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
Huffdlo. N Y. and Philadelphia
Philadelphia and Erie ,
Northern Pacific common
Northern Pacific preferred
Eostok, Dec. 13. tpeciaL Closing quota
tions or electric stocks weio as jollows:
nnstin Tin-trip T.lrht Comnanv US lis
Edison Llectrlc III 13o
General Electric 1'3'4
General Electric, preftrred Ho
W estlnrhouse. first preferred 49
Detroit Electric Works
Ft. Wavne Electric 12H
Ft. Wayne Electric (A) 7
Thomson-Houston Tr. D 7M
Thomson-Houston Eu. Elcc. Weld . 7H
Boston Stocks Closing Prices.
Boston A. Alhanv... .2035V
Boston .t Maine . ...175
Chi . liur. & Quincv. 995J
F.tr.M. K.R.pfd. 75
Mass. Central ISM
Mcx. Cen., com 11
N. Y. & N. England. 422a
N. Y. & N. Mir. 78.119
Allonez M. Co. (new) 10
Annlston L,ana uo...
Boston Land Co 554
Sar. DIcgo Land Co.. 11
West bna L,ana v,o.. nx
Bell Telephone 2005S
Water Power 2 1-1G
Bnton & Mont. 345s
Centennial Mining.. 74
Calumet .Cliecla ....iu
N. E. Tel. A. T.
B. & B. Copper.,
The local money market continues steady
to firm at 6 per cent, but now that tho
Comptroller's call has been reeoived and
answered it is believed the market will ease
up a little. Eastern exchange and currency
aio trading even.
New York, Dec. 13. Money on cill more
stringent, langins trorn 3 to 7 per cent; last
loan, 3; closed Affored at 1. Prime mercan
tile paper, 5fi. Sterling exchange stiong
at $4 86 lor GO-day bankers' bills, and $4 68 for
Clearing House Figaros.
Same day last week:
, 12,369,943 63
, 395, 020 36
New Yore, Dec. 13. Clearings, $183,912,833;
Bostos. Dec. 13. Clearings, $19,703,714; bal
ances. $1,500 323. Monev 66 per cent. Ex
change on New York510c discount.
Puilapelpuia, Doc. 13. Clearings, $14,000,
S17; balances, $1,734,175. Money IK Pr cent.
Baltimore. Dee. 13. Clearing!', t3,ltt,336;
balances, $2'1S.1W!. Kate 6 per cent.
St. Lonis. Dec. 13. Clearings, $4,619,541; bal
ances, $103 559. Monev quiet ut 6 per cent.
New Orleans. Dec. 13. Clearings, $3,8S3.93C
Memphis, Dec. 14. Clearings, $081,537: bal
ance. $133,033. New York exchauge selling
Chicago, Dee. 13. Clearings to-dav, $16,9,8,
316. Now York exchange, 25c premium.
Sterling exchange strong: 60-day bills. $t 8jB;
demand, $i 8SJ. Money active at 5K6 per
Cincinnati, Dec. 13. Money 16 per cent.
New York exchange par. Clearings, $2,270,
550. Bar Silver.
New York. Dec. 13. SpedaW Bar stiver
in London SSJid per ounce. New York
dealers' price lor assay bars, 835c per ounce.
Paris, Dec. 13 Three per cent rentes, S3f
67Jo for the account.
Londov. Dec. 13 t p.m. Closing: Consols,
monev, 97 3-16;do account. 97; New York,
PonnsyU ania and Ohio firsts, 29: Canadian
Pacific, 92: Erie, 24: do second-,, 10 Illi
nois Central, 103J: .Mexican ordinary, 21:
fit. P.ml common. 79: New Yoik Central,
112; PennsylvanLi, 55: Beading, 2SJi; Mex
ican Centr.il, now ts,.C0. Barsilvei, 3Sd.
Money 1 per cent. R.ito or discount in tho
open market for both short and three
months' bills, 1 13-161J per cent.
THE C00LEYS JUBILANT.
Flaws in the Indictments TVH1 Probably
Quash Host of the Kemaining Cases.
TJNIONTOWN, Dec. 13. The Connells
ville shooting case, taken up yesterday, did
not close until noon to-day, when the Com
monwealth stated that at the afternoon sit
ting the first case would be that against
Lute Cooley and his family for receiving
At the outset in the afternoon Attorney
A. F. Downs, for the deiendants, held that
as there could not be a conviction on the
first count, which alleged stealing, and as
the second count did not state the value of
the stolen goods alleged to have been re
ceived, the charge ought to be quashed.
After some argument the court, stating that
it was loth to quash, gave the District At
torney till to-morrow to combat the argu
ment." The same flaw is evident in the seven in
dictments, and it is expected that the cases
will be quashed. In that case they will bo
deferred till the March term. It is ex
pected that the same flaw will be discov
ered in the indictments against Lida Pas
torious and her lather. The Cooleys are
jubilant. A charge of robbery against
David would have been gone on with, but
the witnesses were not present. A requisi
tion from 'West Virginia is asked for here
against Sam Yeager.
"WHEN" PEOPLE DESIRE
A good room they Invariably read the To Let
Boom Columns of THE DISPATCH.
WILL DISCUSS 8&10LLL
Promises a Sensation When He
Speaks Next Sunday.
New York, Dec. 13. At Cooper Union
last evening, Dr. McGlynn advocated the
opening of the "World's Fair on Sunday and
in closing said: "Next Sunday I will dis
cuss Satolli and the school question. Mgr.
Satolli, you will recollect, represents
the Pope in America. At the conference
of American archbishops, neld in this city,
Jim Satolli discussed the school ques
tion. Next Sunday I propose to discuss
him and the schoofquesticu."
Hlppolyte Escapes Julius Ccesar's Fate.
New Yor-K, Dec. 13. The Atlas line
steamship Adirondack, at this port to-day
from Kingston, Jamaica, brings a confirma
tion of the report that an attempt had been
made to kill President Hippolyte, of Haiti,
while walking in his own gardens. It was
supposed that the gang were iu the inter
est of General Manigal and other exiled
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria
LIBERTY STREET AGAIN.
The Property No. 1235 Liberty Street
Changes Hands 840,000 Paid for a Six
Story Brick Warehouse, With a Lot
37x100 Keet A Number or Other Good
Tuesday, Dec 13.
Another important deal in Liberty street
realty has just been' consummated, and the
consideration shows that the value of prop
erty on this thoroughfare is steadily in
creasing. Joseph P. P.ankin & Co. sold tho
property No. 12?5 Liberty street, consisting
or a six-story brick warehouse and a lot
having a rrontage or 27 feet by 100 feet In
depth, for Mr. Thomas McFadden, Jr., for a
price close to $10,003. Tho building though
comparatively a new structure, will be ro
raodeled by the purchaser and utilized as
both a cold and warm storage house.
Thq following permits wero is?ned to-day:
CeptralSoap Company to remove and le
roodela frame boiler bouse, Liberty avenue,
between Thirty and Thirty-first streets;oost,
$6p0. ' N. Seibert, a two-story frame dwelling.
Fall-mount street, corner of Rosetta street;
cost; $2,803. Harry Coats, a one-story frame
rt,welllng, Beecher street, near Idlewild
street; cost, $400. E. A. Wright, a two-story
frame dwelling, Clybonrne stroet, near
Aiken avenue; cost, $5 000. Jcel Moore, a
two-story frame dwelling, neither ailov,
near Frankstown avenue; cost. $S00. Jacob
Neiver, a two-story frame dwelling. Orphan
street, near Nora street: cost $1,000. Peter
Kunfman, a two story Tramo dwelling, No.
101 Atlantic avenue; cost, $1,100.
Reported by the Brokers.
George Brooks, or Btushton, sold tor C. C
Dornbush, in the East View plan, a house
and 13 lots ror $6,500.
J. H. Coleman & Co. sold for J. C. Dick two
lots SOxlCO each on Frazier street, near
Boquet street, Fourteenth ward, for $2.6C0.
Eeed B. Coyle & Co. sold for theFldellty
Title and Trust Company lots Nos.293a and
291a in the Watson Placo plan, Tenth ward,
Allegheny, fronting 50 feet on tho Watson
boulevard bj, 125 feet to Chemung stieet, lor
John K. Ewing & Co. sold for Alex M.
Herd to A. D. Wilson the property No. 30
Pennsylvania avenue, Allogheny, belnea
two-story trame house of six rooms, lot20x
1C0. for $2,750 cash.
Gns Stunomaw bought through the agency
of E. D. Wingenroth lot No 103 in Nadine
Park plan, 25x110 feet, for $300 cash.
Black & Baird sold for tho Alta Land Cora-
Eany lots No. 102 and 103 In their plan on
mquesno Heights fur $200. They also sold
for Georgo U. Moore lot 105 In the same plan
to W. G. Stephens for $100.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold four lot3, each 20
x70 feet, free of all stieetsand sewer lions,
situated on northerly side of Herron ave
nue, near Wylio avenuo, for $3,100 for all.
Scott McMillcn sold ror V . J. Thompon
to J. C. Longmore the property No. 19 Alpine
nvenue. Allegheny, for $3,500 cash.
Tho Burrell and Kensington Improvement
Companies leport tho following sale of lots
nt Kensington: Henrv Stubert. Pittsburg,
lot 272, block23, $87750 cash; Kensington Sand
Company, New Kensington. 10 feet of lot Q,
block 7, ror$703cah: F. G. Husler, Mansfield,
south 10 feet of lot 31, all of lots 32, 33. 31, 35.
36 and 15 ftot ot lot 37, block 1, for $5,0o2 50
But Reports From Elgin Say the Drift of
the Market Is Upward Grain and Hay
Weak Eastern CoBee Markets Steady
to Strong General Business Good.
Tuesday, Dec 13.
The Elgin Butter Board reaffirmed last
week's prices at yesterday's session, but the
advices which accompanied the statement
of the action of the board intimated that
the tendency of the market was upward.
Stocks here are now said to be rather heavy,
however, and dealers are not worrying
much about the probability of an advance.
October-made cheeso is in the maiket in
good supply now, and it takes precedence
of summei;-made stock, both m demand and
In produce commission lines trade was
slow to-day, but prices were not omy firmly
maintained but in a few Instances they
A lew Florida cucumbers wero In tho mar
ket to-day nt $2 50 per dozen.
Grain and hay continue to rule weak un
der rather heavy receipts.
It is tho universal testimony of bank
officials that business has been unsually
good this year and that it is still exception
The stocks of wheat "in sight" in this
country are 10,000,000 bushels abovo the high
est point In any previous year, and the
Economist states that piivuto houses not in
cluded in the official statement contain fully
30,000,000 bushels additional, while deliveries
back in tho country aro on a scalo of liber
ality only surpassed during tho few weeks
immediately following harvest.
The spot market lor Rio and Sant03 cof
rees is firm, but quiet, say Into Eastern ad
vices. Holders express great confidences in
a higher range or value-", not far oil, and
claim that any pronounced demand would
suiely produce n etionger market. The
warehouse deliveries show a somewhat
smaller average, however, the amount being
about 10,000 bags per day for tho week. In
Maracaibo and Central America coffees tho
market is dull and quiet. Stocks continue
to bo slowly reduced, and tho entire stocks
are now to limited that it is impossible to
find any desirablo coffees. Stocks in first
hands now are 16,052 bags, including 6.508
Dags of Maiacaiboinbond and 770 bags of
the same, duty paid. Javas are quiet, with
the market steady. Some tew coffees aro
being sold at steady lates. Mochas are firm,
with quite a business being done at full
Grain, Flour and Feed.
No sales occurred on call at the Grain
and Flour Exchange to-day. Bids and
SPOT. Bid. Asked.
Old No. 2 yellow shelled corn...
No. 1 white oats
No. 2 wlnte oats
No. 1 while niMdllngs
No. 2 white oats
No. 1 timothy hay
No. 2 timothy hay
Choice timothy hay
No. 2 yellow car corn
No. 2 white oats
.... IS 50
12 00 12 75
14 10 15 CO
Whiter wheat bran 15 03
No. 1 timothy hay 13 00 14 10
Receipts bulletinod: Via the P. & L. E.,
3 cars hay; via the P. A W., 3 cais hay, 1 car
corn, 1 car reed, 1 car flour; via the P., C-, C.
& St. L., 9 cars liav, 1 car corn, 1 car bran,
2 cars o.its: via the" P., Ft. . & C, G cars hay,
8 cars oats, 2 cais corn, 2 cars barley, 1 car
malt. Total, tl cars.
UlNGr op iiie market.
The following quotations for grain, feed, hay
anu straw are for carloU on track. Dealers charge
a small auvauce lrom siore.j
Wheat No. 2 red
Corn No. 2yclloweir
High mixed ear.
No. 2 vellow shelled
IIIrIi inlxed shelled
New No. 2shellcit
New high mixed shelled corn.
Oat-, No. 1 white
t, No. 2wiilte
Extra No. 3 white
EYt No. 1 Western
Nn. 1 WpRtArn ...
Flouk (Jobbers' prices) Fancv brands. J4 75
4 S5: standard winter p.-uents, J4 504 75: sprhie
intents. S4 503H 6.1: strairlit winter. ?l ai 25:
clear winter. )S 754 00: XXX bakers, S3 73(2.3 83;
rye, $3 M33 73.
The Exchaniro Price Current quotes flour In car
ots on track as follows:
Patent winter $3 7553100
Putentspring vsgl 33
btralght winter 3 2C3 50
Clear winter 5 S2S? s!
Low grides 2 OOgi 50
Kve flour 30l&f5
.bprlne bakers 3 353 50
Millfeep-No. 1 white middlings. $18 0CI9 00:
No. 2whlte middlings, ei 5017 00: whiter wheat
bran. 14 50313 00; Drown middlings, $18 001G 50;
chop, 118 00023 00. ....
llAY-CtaoTce timothy. $1100314 25: No. 1 tim
othy. $13 25I3 75: No. 2 timothy. $12 001912 50;
mixed clover and timothy. $12 50313 00: packing.
: oos te: No. 1 feeding prarie. $10 0010 50; No.
2 do. $9 001 50: wagon hy. $13 C0li 00.
bTBAW-Wheat, s ooao 53: oat, $3 aCj 00; rye,
$7 0u7 50.
StJOAR-Patent cut-loaf, 5jc; cubes, 5c: pow
dered, 5c; grauulated (standard), lc: enniectton
ers' A. 48-14; sort A, 4ic: lancy yell"W, 4c:
fair yellow, 34Hc: common yellow. lc.
COFFEE Roasted. In packages-Standard brands,
23 13-Mc; second grades, 224'5a)c: ianc-grades,
Zli!!. Loose-Java. 37C.'Sc: Moclia. 35)4o3e:
Maracaluo. 29Mc: I'caberry. 23H2)c;fcantos,J)
29c; Caracas. 3i32c: lllo. 24t.3c. ..,...
MOLASSES-Ciiolce, 2323Uc: fancy. 34K35c:
centrifugals, 2Si20c; new crop New UNean. 453
bYRCP-C'orn svrnp. 23J3c: sugr syrup, SGj0c:
fancy flavors, 3l($33c; black strap, I!', ,,, ,
FBUtTS-London laver raisins, $2 50: California
London layers, 2 1032 15: California muscatels,
bags. 68Jc: boxed, $1 1531 25: Valencia. 7Si7Xct
Ondara Valencia, SMSSXci CaUfornla sultanas It
enjio; currants, tffopet Callfoml praaet, U&
49 (5 49h
40 (& 47
43 HA 48S
4B 3 47
46 til 4G4
33 (3 36
59 fi4 6'J
56 3 57
15c: French prunes, 8V312c; CaUTornla seedless
raisins. 1-lb cartons, $3 90; citron, 1920c; lemoa
P RiCK-Kaiicy head Carolina. 656i4c; prime to
choice, 51,38c: Louisiana, 56c; Java. 5)J4c;
Japan. 5?(3Cc. . .
Caxnkd GOOPS Standard peaches. $2 2032 35;
extra peaches. 12 4532 50: seconds, tl 831 9S:ple
peacucs, u -uyi -: nnesi cum, ti wh w. -
n,.'e" en rjiThtn na mirinV orSl 4o51l 50 W dozen
plneapnk'S. si 3331 50: extra do. $2 4J: Bahama do.
$2 90; Damson plums. Eastern. $1 25; California
pears, $2 2S2 33; dp grccu gages. It 73: do egr
plums, $1 75; do apricots, $1 'Jf2 10: do exira
white cherries, $2 7532 83: do white cherries. 2-10
cans. II 63; raspberries. $1 3331 50: strawberries.
IIJ531 23: goosetcrrles. (1 lol 25: tomatoes. Ooc
$1 00: salmon. 1-lb. $1 2'.1 33: blackberrles.7o30c:
succotash. 2-tli cans, soak.cn. 83c: do standard. 2-lp
can, ft 2531 50; corned beef, 2-lbcans. 51 7al DO:
do 14-lb. $13 50: roast beef, 2-lb. $1 S3; chipped
beef. 1-lb cans, SI 832 CO: hiked beans, (isai 33;
lobsters, 1-lb. $2 M: mackerel, rresh, 1-lb, $190;
broiled, 11 50; sardines, domestic StS. $3 80: .
$125; J. mustard. $1(0: Imported, 8, $10 50
12 BO: Imported. Ms. $18 0133 00; canned apples,
3-lb. 803'tc: gallon. $2 953 03.
OiLS-Canmn. 110, Cc: headlight. 6Mc; water
white. 7c: Elaine, 13c; Ohio legal ti st. 6Kc; miners
winter white, SSiy-Hc; do summer, 3':3Cc.
Large hams 12
Shoulders, sugar-cured 0J
15 a con shoulders W
Dry salt shoulders o'l
Itre-iklast bacon 12
Char bellies, tmoked 10
Clear bellies, drr salt
Dried beer, knuckles 13
I.ard (refined) tierces 11
1 wo 50-lb cases 11 a
Lard (compound), tierces u
Hair barrels 8
Tubs ? i
Two50-Ib cases 8
Three-lb cases 3-4
Hve-lb cases 8i
Ten-lb cases 8
Mess pork, heavy 16 0
Mess pork, light 17 50
Butter and Cheese.
BCTTER-Elgln creamery. 32331Me: other
brands, 2?Jlc: choice to fancy dairy umiI country
roll. 20:8c: ralr to medium grades. 18324c; low
grades. I:3t6c: cooking, 0llc; grease, G3c.
CiIEtSE-Oluo. fall made. Illlj4c: sum
mer made, 1010.Mc; New York, i:312Xe;
rnncv Wisconsin Swiss blocks, 14315c: do brick,
12K3I3C; Wisconsin swcltzer. In tubs. ligMJsc;
llmberger, 10llc; Ohio Swiss, l:I3c.
Eggs and Poultry.
FGGS-Strlctlv fresh Pennsylvania and Ohio, 26
27c: special marks, 2Sc: cold storage. 22323c.
PocLTKY-Llvc bpri-g chickens, 4o55c per
pair: old chictens. 6l70c: ducks, K055c: cccse.
31 2531 33: turkeys. 11312c per lb. Dressed
Chickens, 1.313c per ; turkeys, 14lCc; ducks. 11
15c; geese, 'J10c.
Berries, Fruit and Vegetables.
Cranberries are selling at $2 7503 CO per
box, mostly at $3 00.
Apples, $2 253 50 por bbl for good to
choice stock, the outside prico for Golden
Gate; Catawba nnd Concord grapes, $23 00
30 00 per 100 810-lb baskets; small baskets,
$15 001S 00 per 100; Florida oranges, $2 56
3 50 per box; Jnmaica do, $6 106 50 per bbl;
bananas, $1 OOQl'SD per bunch from store:
Malaga grapes, $6 003 CO per keg; Persian
dates, Co per lb by the case.
Cabbage was scarce and higher to-day:
none for sale in bulk: barrel containing 15
to 20 head quoted at $2 503 50: onions. $2 50
2 75 por bbl for native, nnd $1 2501 35 per
box for Spanish: beets, $2 002 25 perbDl;
paisntps, $2 252 DO: turnios, $1 502 00;
lutabnga. $1 151 23; carrots, $1 5tl 75;
celery,' 2035c per dozen.
Potatoes, 6090c por ou from store, 70S0o
on track. Jeriey sweets, $4 00t 25 per bbl;
do seconds, $3 003 23; Baltimore sweets,
$3 233 30; do seconds, $2 502 75.
Quail, $1 752 00 per dozen; pheasants, $7 00
7 50; prairie chickens. $0 507 00; squirrels,
$1 251 50: ducks Mallaul. $4 00t 50; rab
uits, J025e por pair: venison, carcass, 12 13c
per lb; do saddles, ie20c
Beans New York and Mlchlgaa pea beans. $210
32 15 per bu. : hand-picked nu-dluin. $2 0032(5:
Lima, DtOlllc per lit: Pennsylvania and Ohio
beans. $1 7t31 93 perbu.
ItLKSWAX-Choice yellow. 3233c: dark, M333C.
CIPER-Ncw country. $1 506 00: crab, 3 00S SC
IIose'v New crop white cloTer. 20321c per lb;
buckwheat, 14ai6c: 6tralncd honey, 8ae.
TALtow-Country rough, 3040 per lb; city ren
Ffatiiers Extra live geese, 5SG0C per lb; No.2
do. 43350c: mixed. 3040c.
NUTS ClKstnuts. $2 003250 per bushel: peanuts,
green, 3K4"2C per lb: 1T0 roasted. $1 15l 25 per
bushel: hicaory nuts, t 0U1 2.3: shellbarks. It 25
31 50r new walnuts, G063c: old do. S033c: butter
nuts. 5C(533c for ola and '63c for new: fllDerts.
9 per lb: almonds, larragona, ISc: do Ivica. 16c:
do paper shell, 25c; shelled almonds. 35c: Brazil
nut?. 83sc: French walnuts. 9c; picans, 10c;
Naples walnuts. l"c; Grenoble walnuts, 13$c.
Pickles $4 I03 50 per barrel.
PorcOKX-3'i4Hc per lb.
1IIDFS -Green steer hid s, trimmed, 75 lbs and
up. 7c; green steer hides trimmed. CO to 75 lbs, 7c;
green steer hides, trimmed, under CO lbs, 6c: green
cow hides, trimmed, all weights, 4c; green bull
bides, trimmed, all weights, 4c; green calfskins.
No. 1, Cc; green calf skins. 2o. 2, 4c; greeu steer
hides, trimmed, side branded. 4c: green talt
steers. No. 1, 60 lbs and up. 77Jic: green salt
cows. No. I, all weUhts. 44c; green salt calf.
No. I, 6 to 15 lbs. 5'30c: green salt kip. So. 1, 15
to 25 lbs. 435o: runner skip. No. 1, 10 to 15 lbs, 3
4c: No. 2 hides, ljicoff; No. 2 calf, 2eoff.
TVheat Lower, Corn Firmer and Hog Prod
ucts Close Unchanged.
Chicago, Dec. 13. Wheat to-day was firm
for about 15 minutes after tho opening, but
v.eakened and closed from o to Ko lower
thnn it did yesterday. There was no ex
port demand at Now York, only two boat
loads being reported sold there and none at
Corn was firm and averaged a shade
higher, bnt closed steady at yesterday's
final quotations, excopt for this month,
which is Ko higher.
Provisions started strong, averaginghigh
er, but closed without any gain to speak iOf.
The storms deranging the telegraph wires
and making the transmission of orders slow
and difllcult, helped to hamper trade in
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
dnll and depiesed. No. 2 spring wheat,
32K33c: No. 2 1 vo, 47c: No. 2 barley, 64c; No. 3,
Sic; No. t, 3315c: No. 1 flaxseed, $1 09; prime
timothy seed, $2 00: mess pork, per bbl,
$14 50iSH 02 lard, per 100 lbs, $9 G3; short
ribs sides (loose), $8 255 30; dry salted
shouldeis (boxoil) $7 378" 50; short clear
sidos (boxed), $S 7o8 75. v hisky, disttlleis'
finished goods, per gal, $1 23. Sugars, cut
loaf, unchanged; granulated unchanged;
sundard "A" unchanged. No. 3 corn, SSJc.
lieceipts Flour, 20 0C0 barrels; wheat, itl,
000 bushels; corn. I3L0u0 bushels; onts, 101.000
bushels; rye. .c0 hushels; bailey, 23.0OJ bush-
s'hipments-FIour, 18,000 barrels; wheat,
20.000 bushclstcorn, 47.0C0 bushels; oats. 134,
000 bushels; rye, t,0u0 bushels: barloy, 67.0JO
On tho Produce Exchange to-day tho bntter
market very dull: creamery, 2G29c;
daily. 102Gc. Eggs steady; strictly lreah,
Thmuwasa decrease of nearly 1,000,000
bushels in the amount of wheat on ocean
aage, but at the same time an increase of
U 000 bushels was reported in tho visible.
Tho leceipts In the Northwest wero 975 cars
against 636 cars a year ago and 371 cars two
In oats there was a moderate trade bid
within is range. The close was about tho
same a yesterday for May, nut at a de
cline or U4. n the near futures.
Tho bulls in provisions, aided by light
receipts or hogs, were enabled to unload
upon shorts. Cndnhy sold January pork
opetilv, while Wilght was afreobuyerof
Range oftne leading features, furnished bv John
M. Oakley & Co., bankers aud brokers. No. 45
, Open- Illgn- low- t'los- Close.
ARTICLES. lug. est. est. Ing. Dec.12
- -1 - -.
December TIM 72
January 7SH 71J4 72t 72. 71lJ
Jlay 7S 7SJ 7S'A 1Hi 7SS
July 77 77X 76 ;t ;;;.
December 423 $ 42 Ki 425J
January W 43H 43H 43H 43
May 47t 47,'s 47? 471 47S
July 4734 4s 47)4 47fi 47M
December MH 30
January 31U 31U 31S 31S 3IH
Mav 35 33?, 15,'i 5H UH
December. 14 43 14 55
January 15 77 15 80 13 65 13 70 15 67
May 5 93 15 97 15 82 15 90 15 83
December 9 62 9 70
January 9 6! 9 C7 1 62 OCT 9 73
JIay.... 923 9 40 920 9 40 923
January 82 827 822 8 25 31
May 330 833 827 32 8 25
Car receipt for to-day: Wheat, 311: corn,
oats. 217. Estimates lor to-morrow: Wheat,
corn, 140; oats. 120,
Buffalo Wheat No. 1 hard dull at 82Jic;
No. 1 Northorn, 79yic; No. 2 red, 73Jc. Corn
No. 2,-none oflored. Kecelpts Wheat, 8,000
bushels; corn, 11,000 bushels.
OIL PROPERTY SOLD.
Bltts & Walker, or Bntler, Clean TJp
830,000 in Three Months In the Hun
dred Foot District "Wells Showing
Light In the McDonald Field.
A special to The Dispatch last evening
from Butler says:
Signaturos wero affixed to-day closing a
big oil deal. The property transferred is
located in the disappointing "Hundred
Foot," but Is 1 queen, not only In that decep
tive territory, but In the oil" region.
Abont two years ago Guckert & Steele, of
Pittsburg, developed the proparty, and,
after receiving a large profit on their invest
ment, concluded to sell It. There were sev
eral anxious buyers, but about three months
ago they sold the leases, comprising 110
acres, 11 producing wells, at one-eighth roy
alty, and one gas well, for $03,000,
J. V. Bltts taking a three-fourths 'inierext,
and William Walker tho remaining fourth.
Tho gross output wns about 11,000 barrels
per month. By thoroughly practical man
agement the production was gradually in
creased to 13,000 barrels per month, to the
amazement of the owners of hundreds of
wells that continued to docllno In produc
tion. To cap tho climax, and. after the
property had produced, in about threo
months, over 10,000 barrels, Messrs. nitts &
Walker sold it to tho McCalmont Oil Com
pany for $73 000. The net profit of Bltts &
Walker is $30,030.
Keports From the Fields.
The Vheeling Gas Company's No. 2 on the
J. P. Scott farm, south of McDonald,
reached a pay streak In the fourth sand
yesterday, and made several goodflows dur
ing the forenoon.
Greenlee and Hartman's No. 3 on the
Potter larm was one bit in the Gordon sand
yesterday morning, when they startea to
move back the boiler.
Their No. 2 it making to barrels a day, and
No. 1 is doing 12 ban els an hour.
Tho Forest OH Comnanv's Devlne. in east
ern McCurdy, has made several flows from
the fourth sand. They expect to get another
Greenlee & Forst have put the 6 casing
in their No. 1 Aiken, in the eastern McCurdy,
and they are rigging up at No. 2 on the John
Tho Devonian Oil Companv is drilling its
No. 5 on the K. McDonald farm to tho fifth
sand from the Gordon, and their No. 1 i3
down 1,100 feet. They will drill No.2Cubbage
to the inurth sand.
The Florence Oil Company Is starting No.
2 on the Gibson farm.
Tho Oakdale Gas Company's No. 2 on the
Lutz farm, north of Oakdale. was 12 feet In
tho fifth sand yesterday without a showing
Fisher Stalev's well on the Klouse farm
in the Uudercllff field has strnck a pav iu
the 30-foot and is showing considerable 01L
Guckert & Steele' well ou the Vander
vortfarm in the Garvin district i 60 feet
in the 109-foot. They expect a pay when iu
Schlegol, Lenz & Co. will get the sand this
week in their Ni. 2 Gardner in tho Garvin
pool. Their No. 1 Vandervort is down 800
The Ganges Yesterday.
The estimated production of the McDonald
field yesterday was 2'),O0O barrels COO more
than on Saturday. The Woodland Oil Com
rianv's No. 2 Scott was making 15 barrels an
honh Knox Bros. & Co.'s No. 2 Scott. 25 an
honr. Tho stock iu the field was 15,000 bar
rels. Tho runs from the SIstersville field were
Buns and Shipments Monday.
Tho National Transit runs were 32,373; ship
ments, 6,097. Buns of Southwest Pennsyl
vania from: McDonald, 11,433; outside or Mc
Donald, 7,903; total run, 22,390. B.iekeye
runsotMacksburg oil, 6,107: shipments. 5C1.
Bnckeye rnn or Lima oil. 12 031: shipments,
15,313. Euroka runs, 20,222; shipments, none.
New York Transit shipments, 37,633. South
ern Plpo Line shipments, 12,011.
The rnns or the W. L. Jlellon Pipe Lines
wero 8,253: receipts from other lines, none;
total receipts 8 233; shipments, 7.873
Tho Western and Atlantic Fipo Line rnns
for Saturday. Sunday and Monday were 5,760
barrels and tho shipments for tho same time
wore 10,921 barrels.
The Oil Market.
Range of the Jannary option: Opening,
5c: highest, 54c; lowest, 53c: closing, 53c.
Refined oil New York. 5.43c; London, 4
4d: Antwerp. 12r.
New York, Dec. IX Petrolonm opened
Cull and nominally easier: not a single
transaction was reported. Tho closing quo
tation was 53Vic bid and 53c asked.
Oil City, Pa.. Dec. 13. Opened. 54c; high
est. Me; lowest, 53Jc: clood. 53c: sales,
30,000 barrels: elearances.HO.OOO b irrels; ship
ments, 101,300 barrels; runs, 102,518 barrel'.
Cattle Active, Hogs Easier and Sheep Un
changed at East Liberty.
East Liberty, Dec 13.
Cattle Receipts, 320 head; shipments, 36D;
market active at yesterday's prices: no cat
tlo shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts, I.COO head: s!iipments,L500;
market firm: Philadelphlas.$a 4506 50; mixed,
$6 336 40; Yorkers, $0 233 33; 7 cars hos
Bhipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 2,500 head; shipments,
1;700; market fair at yesterday's prices.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Chicago Tho Evening Journal reports: Cat
tleReceipts, 9,000 head; shipments, 2,500
head; market dull and weak: Christmas
beeves, ?5 506 50; others, $2 S03 05; stock
ers, $1 9002 30; stockers and feeders, $1 9J
3 10; cow-, $1 102 SO. Ho-rs Receipts 21.
000 head; shipments, 7,000 head: market
steady; rongh and common, $5 906 30:
prime heavv, $6 356 53: butchers', $6 200)
6 30; light, $5 906 20: skips and pigs, $1 750
5 S3. Sheep Receipts.ll.OOO head; shipments
1,500 head: fancy grades steadv: others23c
lower: Chi isttnas wethers. $3 5006 00: na
tives $1 0003 25: mixed. $3503140: Westerns.
$4 1001 89; Texans, $3 750t 60; lambs, $4 C0
New Tork Beeves Receipts, 525 bead, all
for exporters and slaughtorers; no trade;
reeling firm. Dressed beer steady at 7K3
9c per pound. Shipments to-day, ,00
beeves; to-morrow, 400 beeves and 3,931
quarters or beef. Calvo-. Receipts. 233 head;
market firm. Veals $5 0003 25 per 100 pounds;
grns calvea, $2 37KS-' 4: Western calves,
$3 75. Sheep and liunbs Receipts, 856 head;
market steady: sheer. $3 6001 00 per 100
pounds: lambs, $5 37K06OO. Hosts Receipts.
3.E95 head; market active; $5 7006 30 per 100
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, 5,903 head;
shipments. 3,000 head; market forgood cattle
strong, others quiet and steady. Represen
tative sain: Dressed beer and shipping
steers. $1 27K03 CO: cows and heifers, $1 830
3 25: stockers anil feeders, $3 0C3 u.
lies Receipts, 9.500 head: shipments, 600
head: market active, opening 5e, closing, 10c
higher; extreme ranse, $1 4006 30; bnlk, $6 15
0020. Sheep Receipts, 1,000 bead; ship
ments, 1,500 head: market dull and un
changed: muttons, $4 0001 50.
Clncln-atl Hogs stronger and higher at
$5 OC06 40; receipts, 2,400 head: shipments,
1,050 nead. Cnttlo strong nt $1 50Q3 00; re
ceipts, 320 head; shipments, 540 nead. Sheep
firm at $2 033 25; receipts, 550 bead; shiii
rncnts, 69 bond. Lambs in good demand and
strong at $4 0005 50.
Galveston, Dec 33. Cotton firm: mld-dlin-,
9Kc: low middling, 9Wc; good ordi
nary, 8c: nctandgros-s receipts, 6,031 bale-;
sales 119 bales, all spinners; stock, 153,251
New Orlkaks, Dee. 13. Cotton steady;
middling 9 9-lSc: low middling, 9 9 16c; good
ordinarv, 8 11-16C: net receipts, 22,320 bales;
gross, 23,155. bales; exroits to tho continent,
6,700 bales; coastw ise, LSC3 bales; sales, 4.C00
New York 31 tal Market.
New York, Doc. 13. Pis iron steady and
quiet: American, $13 000113 50. Cooper In
moderate demand and firm; lak, $12 23.
Lead quiet and steady; domestic, $3 73. Tin
it caker; straits, $19 S3.
Wilmooto, N. C, Dec. 13. Spirits of tur
pentine firm at 27Jc. Rosin firm; strained,
93c; good strained, $1 00. Tar steadv at$l CO.
Crude turpontine steady; hard, $1 00: yellow
dip, $1 70; virgin, $1 70.
PniLAPELrniA, Dec 13. Wool dull; prices
New York, Dec 13. Wool in fair demand;
domestic fleece, 2535c; pulled, 20032c;
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A Demented Italian 'Wanders Abont Gather
ing; Up Slips or Paper.
Peter JIaetro is in the workhouse. Hs
was sent there yesterday morning for 30
days. The Italian is crazy and has been
wandering around Lawrenceville for several
Earlv vesterday morning Maetro was
found "at Penn avenue and Twenty-first
street He was covered with mud, and on
his arm was a huge market basket. In it
was a filthy looking bag nearly filled with
little scraps of paper. Mactro claims that
a will was stolen from him, and to recover
it he has traveled from Genoa. Every slip
of paper he sees be gathers up, hoping it is
the missing document. When he finds the
right paper he intend to return to Italy
and torment his relatives, who, ho says,
stole the will.
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