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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1892.
m IS RAIDED
Ob. the Presumption It Is in
Sore Need of the
Sinews of War.
- TYALL STBEET IS BEAEISH
ta It Because of the Aggressiveness
of Its Officials.
MANHATTAN UNUSUALLY STRONG.
Fpgar and Pacific Mail Hijher and Atchi
son and Missouri Tacific Lower.
MOST CnAKGES FRACTIONAL LOSSES
ISrrCIAL TCLTGRAJI TO THE ClSPATCnO
New Yokk, Dec. 2i Speculation on the
Stock Exchange to-day was very closely
confined to Eeadiiiz, which supplied about
one-half of the transactions. The street is
very bearish on Heading, because, it be
lieves that no matter what the net earnings
of the company may show far the last fiscal
-year, it will have to do some shrewd finan
ciering to meet the interest on
5ts preference bond1!. There is also
,-a growing conviction that the
management of the company has not been
conservative in operating the property, and
that the policy ol the company, or ot those
largely interested in it, in spreading out
into territory heretofore unoccupied by it
is a terious mistake. The company un
questionably has strong financial backing,
but its policy appears to have antagonized
ven more important interests. In a word,
ilie aggressiveness ot President McLeod
and his associates has precipitated a struggle,
and those whom they have antagonized are
obviously the more powerful.
On transactions ot over 50,000 lull shares
Reading closed li' per cent lower than
yesterday, anil the final price was tUe lowes-t
recorded. There was naturally a good deal
or selling lor short account, hence it would
not be surprising If the bears overreached
tln-mselves in their efforts to depress the
prices, of the stocks. All of the
preierence bonds weio also active and
lower. A report that Mr. McLeod would be
fruccredea at the next annual meeting by
lr. J. Louber Welch caused a temporary
rally in the price, but a- soon as this report
ia-''eiiied by Mr. McLeod and some ot his
associates the stocks declined againt
Oilier noteworthy dealings were in Dis
tilling, American Sugar, Atchison, Missouri
3iciflc and Manhattan. Tno last was ex
ceptionally strong, una, though It lost part
ol a sharp advance, it closed fractionally
lnglier than yesterday. The trading in Dis
tilling was lighter than for a Ions time past,
the fluctuations were narrow and in com
mon wi h the majority of the list it closed
fractionally low cr. Sunar Refining was firm
at a slight advance, but Atchison and Mis
souri Pacific yielded to tile general
Ot the specialities Pacific Mall was con
PDicuous, because it closed at a net advance
of 1 per cent in spite ot the formal organiza
tion ot a company to compete with It on the
Money was easy on call, but the market
for time loans and commcinal paper anon a
that there has been no change in the real
condition o' the market. Sterling was
strong, but shipments o specie on Tuesday
sue improbable. That exports will be made
on Wednesday next Is almost a foregone
Isrr-ciAL from now. joesco.1
New York, Dec 23. The same waiting and
rather fi-verish tendency of yesterday char
acterized the market most or the day. There
was only one feature ol interest, and that
wa the progress of the fight in Heading.
The trading was on an enormous scale. 1
ias noticed, however, that the stock fell off
a. point almost Immediately ntter the open
ing on trading in small lots, and it was not
-until the pi ice touched 51 that dealings weie
-very large. At this point the position was
obstinately contested. Over 50,000 shares
were dealt in between 50"i and 51, interest In
the rest of the list being practically nil, the
nr.irkot being clouded by doubts as to the
financial situation. Readinu was practically
tne only stock which moved on its merits.
bemi-conflrmationof yesterday's reports
as to the offer said to have been made by the
SowToikbaiiksto the Treasury was sup
plied from Washington, and it was said in
addition that the banks had offered to loan
tno Treasury $50 000,000 in gold, but that Sec
retary Foster was so satisfied with the posi
tion of affair-1 that he was going for a noli
Iny and no offers of bonds in the immediate
future were likely. Any good effect that
this statement might have had w neutral
ized bv a statement that at least $500,000 gold
-uould be shipped on Wednesdav next This
-cau-ed toe market, which had been dull, to
become weak, the losses during the last hour
being considerable as compared with pre
The temper at the close was bearish and
the room was sensitive as to tight money
The news of Reading was almost all favor
able. It was reported that the Finance
Company ol Pennsylvania would advance
the road 52 000,000 for pre erred interest, and
itwasalMi -.aid by an authority that there
would be a very favorable development in
Il--ading affairs within a week or ten days.
The fact that in spite of this the stock
closed at the lowest elicited some comment.
It is thought that the bull lenders are
Ira '.in? tip to a moderate extent lor a sharp
rise when the situation permits.
It is rumored that Xew England may be
consolidated witli Boston and Maine on the
basis of three shares to one.
Important developments are pending in
the Pacific Mail and Panama trouble.
Gobi to tl.v extent of $50.1,000 will be
shipped on Wednesday by one firm: prob
ably more will.
Considerable more difficulty is found in
making time loans.
bterllngllrm, a shade below tbo highest:
demand still exceeds supply.
IBT ASSOCIATED PBESS.J
Xew York, Dec 23. The stock market was
les active than of late. The tendency of
prices in the early trading was upward, the
most marked advance having been 2 in Man
hattan to HO, the highest price attained
since tho late Crrus W. Field lilted up the
quotation to 175 in opposition to the wishes
of the Gould-Sage intorest, and which re
sulted in the subsequent drop or nearly 10J
points in the stock. Pacific Mail rose 1J on
minors or an impending settlement or the
differences between that company and tho
Tanama Railroad. The general list improved
Ji to Ji per cent. The rise was checked by a
Heavy selling movement in Beading which
declined from 52i to 50J on a reiteration of
the reports Recently current that the com
pany would have to make loans in order to
meet the interest on the prelerence income
ponds. Manhattan reacted 1J imr cent and
the general list declined i to lj& closing at
the lowest figure or the day.
The volnme of business was unusually
small outside ol Heading, which figured lor
165,000 shares. Some of the "traders were
disponed to sell out becanso of the near ap
proach ot the Christmas holidays. Not
withstanding this and the pressure Irorn
bear sources n majority ol the lesdin:r
shares showed losses for the day ot only J
!i per cent.
The silver question was much discussed
and much apprehension was lelt consider
in" cold exports. According to leading
bankers thcie will be no shipments of the
yellow metal by the steamers sallinx to
morrow, or on Tuesday next, but unless
there is a material increase in the supply of
"biTl in thft meantime exDorts are to be
looked for by the middle ot next week.
Railway bonds were generally firm. The
sales were $1,000,000. Belleville and South
ern Illinois lstsaivanced 1J to 112: Cleve
land and Canton firsts 1 to U5; and Toledo,
St Louis and Kansas City lsts IJfto ggj.
"Burlington. Cedar Rapids and Northern 5s
declined 1 to 101J6 Elizabeth and Big
Sandy lsts 1 to S7; Oiegon Improvement 5s
1 to 61 and St. Loui9;SoutU western Uts I to 61.
The Beading issues were weak, declining 1
to l?i per cent. f '
Government bonds closed asTollows:
V. S 4s. coup
U.S. Is """
Pacmc6s ot '!....
Louisiana stpd 4S.
Tenn. new set 6..
Tenn. new set.,
Tena. new seta..
Mntnal TTulon OS IIS
. J. C. Int. CertllUf
Northern Pac. lsts. .119
Northern Pac lDd.Hl)f
Northwest. Consols. 117
Northwest. Deb S...103H
dt. Paul Consols....!!
Canada So. mis 1015
cn. lcific lsts 1C7-
Den. K. G. IsU...ll6
Den. AK.O.43 6
M. K. T. Gen. 6s.. 79
M. K. T. Gen. 6s.. 48 ,
Union l'ac lsts li
R. U. W. Uti
Close in mining shares:
Con. Cal. and Va 140
Gould Curry CO
Hale and Norcross... 70
ron Silver 40 I
quicksilver, pro itw
The total sale of stocks to-day were 235,
TOU shares, including: Atchison. 12,823; Chi
cago Gas, 7.640: Manhattan, 5,460: Missouri
Pacific, 91,900: New England, 2,3.4); Readim-,
104,000; St. Paul, 9,750; Western Union, 3,953.
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the fw York Stock Exchange, corrected
dmlv rorTiiE DISPATCH by Whitney A Stephen
sun, oioest Pittsburg lr.enbers or New York Stock
Exchange, 57 Fourth avenuet
American Cotton Oil
Am. Cotton OH, prefl
Am. sugar Refg Co.1
A. Sugar R.Co., pref
Aicn.. tup. x a. I' ...
Haiti. Oh o Trust,
Central of N. Jersey
Chesapeitfce A Ohio..
Chicago Gas Trust..
a. b. q
a. m. a -t p.
C. M. 4 St. P., pref
t., it. i. x i-
C St. P.. M. A O
i- A. :vwcst'n md.,
c. a. c. a i
Col. Coal A Iron
Col A llocklne Val.
Del.. Lack A West..
iicj. & Hudson
Den. A Kli- Grande
Den. A HloG'e. pref
ins. .vu. . Trust..
E. T. Va. A Ga
Illinois Central ...
Lake Erie A West.
Lake Erie A W.,pref
i.he?nnre -H. . ..
Loulsrihe A Xash'e
National Cord. Co..
at. onl.C pref.
National Lead Co ..
Xt. Lend Co.. prer.
N. Y.. C. A SL L...
N. Y.. L. F A W ..
. Y. AN. E
X. Y.. O. A W... .
Norlolk A Western..
N. A West'n. pref .
North American Co.
Northern Pac tic ...
Nor. Pacific, pref. .
Peo. Dec A Erans .
Philada. A Heading
P.. C. . Abt l
Pullman PaHce Car.
Richmond A W.P.T.
It. AW. P. T.. pid..
St. Paul A Duluth. .
M. P AD., prerd..
St. P.. M &L
Western . nion......
Wheeling A L. E....
W. A L. E., nrePd..
17 i 17
72 , 76
34 I 31'4
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
Pennsylvania &H 54
Kcadiug 25V . 257-16
Btifraio. New York and Philadelphia. 6 6
Lehigh Vallev 57 SI'A
Lehigh Navigation 53
Philadelphia and Erie 15( 32
Northern Pacific common .. 166 6)i
Nortneri. pacific preferred 47 48
Bostois, Dec 23. SpectoLl The closing
quotations of electric stocks to-day were:
Edison Electric HI 4.
Weslinghousc, second preferred..
h ayne i.iecinc
Ft. Wa'vne Electric fAl....
Thomson-Houston Tr. D....7
Thomsou-llousion En. Elec. Weld.
Boston Stocks Closing Prices.
Atrh. A Top 32
Boston A Albany. ...212
Hoston A .Maine 170)4
Clii. Bur. A Q 96
Fltchliurg IS. K 65K
Flint A PereM.,Dfa. 17.S
Mass. Cent 18
Boston A Mont
f alume LA Hccla...
Annislon Land Co..
Mex. Cent, com ui'i
X.I. AN. E 421,
N. Y. A N.t nr. 7s.llS
Old Colony 134
Koston Land C;o"
San Dleo Land Co.
wci tnn i.auaiyO..
Water Power. .... ..
N.E Tel. A Tel
Bntte A Boston Cop.
Rutland com. 23(
l is. cni. com . 14
Allouez M. Co.tnewl 75
Depression Prevails on the Paris, Berlin
and Vienna Bourses.
LomxKf, Dec 23. The amount of bullion
withdrawn from the Hank ot England on
balances to-dav is 8.000.
Paris. Dec 2A A panicky leeling prevails
on the Bourse and a considerable fall has
occurred in the price of 3 per cent rentes.
Av the close last night these securities were
quoted at SSf 7Jc When the Bourse oponed
this morhiug tho price offered uas 971 32c
and the quotation steadily declined until at
this hour (2 p m.) 93 70c is the market price.
At 2:30 p. m. the tone became a shade better.
Rentes had rallied and advanced to 97f 27c
Credit Foncier, which during the early deal
ings had fallen 40 points, gained strength
and at 2:30 had gained 10 points.
At the close the market was very much
depressed. Bank and industrial shares
were freely offered, but there were few purchaser-.
Suez canal shares were CJ; Credit
Foncier, "li Ottoman Bank, llji and Lom
bards i lower. Foreign securities were
weak and priceB showed a fractional de
cline. Advices from Berlin, Frankfort and
Vienna show that the Bourses in those cities
were we.ik through sympathy with the mar
London, Dec 23.-4 p M. Close Consols,
money, 97: do account tf7 7-16; New York,
Prnnbylv.uita and Ohio lsts, 29: Canada
Pacific. : Erie, 24t; do 2ds, lot; Illinois
CentraL HO4; Mexican ordinary, 21; St.
Paul common, 7SJ: New Tork Cential. 112;
Pennsylvania, 5-ifi: Reading, 2R3; Mexicuu
Central new 4s, 67Jf. Bar silver, 33 j. Money,
1 per cent. Bute u. discount in the open
market for both short and three months'
bills, IK per cent.
January Pork Closes Higher and All Other
Chicago, Dec 23. The grain markets aver
aged stionger, but closed with wheat un
changed irotn the final quotations of t..e
day berore, and oats and corn at about He
decline. Provisions were dull except lard,
which was quite weak.
Wheat at the opening was about JiK
lower than yesterday's closing, but a firm
leeling devoloped later in the session, and
prices were advanced alter numerous fluc
tuations llc, then declined Jc, ruling
steady to the close. There were lair offer
ings at the start, and it looked as though
the market might sell off, but the Ohio
State crop report held the market in
check, influenced better bnying and caused
the advance. The leport made the area
sown to wheat 148.000 acres less than last
yeai, and the condition 77, or S points less
than In December, 1S9L bhorts were in
duced to cover, and it was also claimed that
there was good buying by the parties suo
poed to be interested on the long side of the
market. St. Louis pal ties were also credited
with being largo buyers. When the mai ket
reached the higher prices, there was some
pretty iree selling, and most or it attributed
to tho long interest, or parties supposed to
be leading the bull side 01 the market. The
receipts In the NortUwest were smaller, and
advices from La Crosse say buyers have ad
vanced their bids 2 cents.
In com a little more disposition was man
ifested on the part of holders to sell. The
provision interest, it was surmised, un
loaded moderate quantities in a quiet way,
which were taken by the commission
bouses, the action of w heat having a ten
dency to prevent any material decline.
Oats opened easier, but the strength in
wheat caused an advance 01 Hc. This
was followed by liberal selling, anu the ad
vance was all lost. After fluctuating fairly,
the market closed easy at the inside and Jo
decline Irom yesterday.
Pork and ribs were held comparatively
steady during a smart break in lard. The
limpness of lard, some thought, was due to
Moiling by Leopold Bloom, but others
thonghfit was the beginning of an attempt
by Pairbank, who controls the deal, to
shake out weight. Compared with last
night January pork is 2c higher, and May
is 5c lower. January laru is off 10c and May
15c January ribs. 7c lower, and May 5c
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour,
easy; only a few lots sold:No. 2
soring wheat, 71c: No. 3 spring wheat.' 59
64c; No. 2 red, Vljfc No. S com, 4Wc No. a
oats, SOgSoc; No. S white, 53fc; No. S
white, 31c No. 2 rye, 50c No. 2 barley.
65-; No. 3 4256e: No. 4 r. O. h., 3G
IS;. No. 1 flaxseed, SI OS. Prime timothy
seed, $3 00. Mess poik per barrel, $14 37V
14 50. Laid per 100 pounds, $10 S2K! short ribs
sides, loose, $3 1038 15; dry salted shoulders,
boxed, $7 87V8 00; short clear sides, boxed,
$3 6oS 65. Whisky, 'distillers' fimsbod
goods, per gallon, $130. Sugars, cut loaf,
unchanged. No. Scorn. 37c
Receipts Flour, 17,000 barrels: wheat,
219.C03 bushels: corn, 164,000 bushels: oats,
236 000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels; barley,
os,oou unsueis. . . . ..
Shipments Flour, 17,000 barrels; wheat;
19,000 bushels: corn, 84.000 bushels: oats,
146.000 bushels: rye. 5.000 bushels; barley,
55 0t0 bushels. . . . ...
On the Produce Exchange lo-uav. jno
butter market was quiet; creamery, 2029Jc;
dairy, 2026c Eggs strictly fresh, 25i6c
Range of the leading features, furnished by John
M. Oaklev A Co., bankers and brokers. No. 4
ing. I eau i vsw 1 in.
8 10 8 10
8 22 1 8 27
Car receipts ror to-day
oats, 193. Estimates for
corn, 2G5; oats, 159.
1 Wheat. 210: corn, 32.1;
to-morrow: Wheat, 252;
New York Flour Receipts. 3J.9S0 pack
ages: exports, 7,551 barrels, 6,464 sacks;
quiet and Arm: sales, 10,100 barrels.
Corxjieal dull and steady.
Wheat Receipts, 49.609 bushels: exports,
40,825 bushels: sales. 2,255 000 bushels futures,
14.000 bushels spot; spot dull and firmer
with options; No. 2 red. TTo store and
elevator; 77c afloat; 76K"8?o f. o. b.: No. S
red, 73Vc:ungiadedreu, 7i,9c;No. 1 North
ern, SOiJc; No. 1 hard, E6S64c; No. 2 North
ern, bit; No. 2 Milwaukee, 75Jc: No. 3
sprinir, 71c: options wore fairly active and
irregular: options steady and declining
l4c with the W.est, advanced Jc on good
loreign buying, shorts covering and free
buying for Western account, declined o
on realizing anU KK o,yor yesterday : No.
2 1 ed 75K"65ic closing at 75Jc: January,
75Jf76Kc closing at 76c; May, 80K81c,
closing at 80KC-
Barley malt qniet. ,
Cors Receipts, 25,600 bushels: exports. 5,
538 bushels; sales, 50,000 bushels futures, 160,
0.0 bushels sp-d; snot fairly active, cas
ter: No. 2, 48c. elevator; 49c afloat;
ungraded mixed, 49J6&O0C; options, wereuun
jkic lower and s eady witn trading local,
December, 4Mc. January, 48K49c, closing
at 4SJc; Slay, 51U525. closing Slc.
Oats Receipts, SA550 bushels: exports, 7,
260 bnshels:sales,345 000,bushels;futures;31.0t
bushels spot: spotcuill.whlte easier; options,
flrmen quiet: January, S6,c closing
at 36Vc: February, S7Ue closing at
37Kc: Mav, 38i9c, closing at SSc
No. 2 spot; win e, 42c: mixed Western, 36
3Sc: wliite do, 1047c; No. 2, Chicago, 37Kc
IIav In moderate demand.
Hors dull and steady.
Groceries Coffee-Options opened quiet
unchanged to 6 points down, closed steady,
unchanged to 10 up; sales, 14.250 hags, in
cluding December, 16.0016.05c; January,
15.75 15.80c; February, 15.55c; March, 15.40
16.50c: Mav, 15.10015.20c; July. 1505c: Septem
ber, 15.15c Su ars quiet and steady: No. 7
centrifugals, 96 test, Zmc: "ales. 115
bozsheads Muscovado, 89 test, at 3 ex-dock:
refined more active and steady. Molasses
New Orleans, dull and steady. Rice fairly
active and steady.
CoTTOH seed oil less active and firm.
Rosib quiet and steady.
Hides dull and steady.
Egos in light receipts and Arm: receipts,
. lloo products Pork quiet and steady;
middles quiet and firm. Lard quiet and
lower: Western steam closed at $10 50;
sales. 750 tierces at sio boio 70; option aios,
250 tierces: December. $10 50; January, $10 50;
May. $9 95.
Dairt PBODrcTS Butter firm and fairly
active; Western dairy. 1724c: do creamery,
2031c; d.o factory, 1522c: Elgin. 31c Cheese '
In lair dimand and strong.
Philadjelphla Flour Very little doing,
but prlcWsof desirable trade brands stendlly
held. Wheat a shads higher. In sympathy
with Chicoco: steamer No. 2 red in export
plevatnr, 72e: No. 2 red in do, 74c: No 2 red,
December, 7474Vc; Januarv. 74V74c;
February, 7576c: March, 7777yic Corn
options weak: local car lots in moderate
supply and quiet; No. 2 yellow in grain de
pot, 49c: No. 2 mixed, December and Jnnn
ary, 47i447J4c: February and March. 47K
48c Oats Car lots dull; futures neglected
and nominal; No. 3 white. 37c: No. 2 white,
40c: No. 2 white. December B9K40c: Jan
uarv. 3939Jc: February, S9Ji39Jgc: Jfarcli,
SSJftJiOc. Provisions firm and ingoodjoli
ning demand. I'ork Mess, new, $15 50
16 00: do family, $19 0uJ1950. Hams Smoked.
1S13K- Receipi Flour, 3,400 barrels, 4. 100
sacks: wheat, 39,500 bushels; corn, 47,400
bushels: oats, 14,600 bushels. Shipments
Wheat. 24.000 bushels; corn, 9,500 bushels;
oats, 16,000 bushels.
St. Louis Flour dull and unchanged.
Whe'it Cash higherat66Jic; options opened
Hiio off, nut later advanced c Most of
this was a'terward lost, ana the close was
only n shade above yesterday; May, 73c;
July, 72Jc. Corn Cash and December
higher at 37c: options declined early, then
recovered, but later fell off azain and
closed Jic nnder vesterdav; January.
37K37e; February, 37c; May, 41c Oats
Cah better: sample lots selling at 3Sc:
Mav closed Hi better at 34c Bye firm and
higher at 50c Barley quiet: Minnesota sold
at 53c: Inwa, 61c. .Bran higher at 61c on east
tmefc. Hay unchanged. Flaxseed quiet at
$1 05. Cornmeal quiet at $1 80.
Minneapolis The feoling was a little
better than yesterday. Mav opened at 69
6C95e and closed at 60c: it sold up to 70Jc
and down to69Jc; the spread at onetime
between here and Chicago was 8c, but this
narrowed at the close to 8Jc There was not
a brisk demand for cash. Most of the No. 1
Northern sold at 65c and about half or the
No.2Nort(Tern wentuteoc. Receipts or wheat
here were 255 cars and 339 cars at Duluth
and Superior. Close: Mav, 69c; December,
64J4c: on track. No. 1 6SKc: No. 1 Northern,
61c: No. 2 Northern, 5S865KC
Toledo Wheat dull and lower; No. 2 cash
and December, 71Vc; MaV. 77c. Corn dull
-.ind steady; No. 2 cash. 41c; May. 45c
U.its quiet; cash, 35c. Bye dull; cash, 54c
loverseed dull and firm: prime, cash,
December and January, $7 90; February,
$7 95: March, $8 00. Receipt :Flour.J48 bar
rels; wheat. 16.974 bushels; corn, 31,910 bush
els: rye. 130 bushels: cloverseed, 281 baes.
Shipments Flour. 5S7 barrels; wheat, 600
bushels; corn, 1.200 bushels; oats, 400 bush
els; cloverseed, 338 bags.
Baltimore Wheat flrmen No. 2 red, spot,
and December, 74Sc: February, 76c Corn
flrmei; mixed, spot, and year, 47J48c;
February, 47JJc; May. 50Jo bid. Oats fair,
inquiry; No. 2 white Western, 4243c Eve
steady: No. 2, STJc Hay in good demand.
Grain freights 'quiet and unchanged. Pro
visions steady and unohanged. Butter easy;
fancv. S031c. Eggs easy at 28c Coffue
Cincinnati Flour in moderate-demand and
steady. Wheat steady; No. 2 red, 6Sc
Corn lower: No. 2 mixed, 43c. Oats quiet;
No. 2 mixed. 34c. Bye strong: No. 2. 56c
Pork firm: $16 00. Lard dull, $10 12 Bulk
ments dull and steady at $3 50. Bacon firm
at $9 62Ky 75. Whisky steady: sales, 914
batrels at $130. Butter slow and steady.
Ergs weaker.- Sugar easy. Cheese slow
SIlIw nk"-Flour quiet. Wheat unsettled:
May. 70gc; No. 2 spring, 65c: No. 1 Northern,
72c Corn quiet: No. 3, 3738c Oats qniet;
No. 2 white, 34c; No. 3 d 31X32c Barley
No. 2, 65c; sumple. 37665c Bye quiet; No.
1, 56Uc Receipts Floui 5,800 barrels: wheat,
64,50i bushels; barley, 23 000 bushels. Ship
ments Flour, 9 000 barrels; wheat, 7,700
bushels; barley, 5,000 bushels.
Kansas City Wheat quiet and steady;
No.2 hard, 6363e; No. 2 red, 67K6Sc. Corn
dull and stad;No-2 mixed. &U$33c; No. 2
white, 3i35c Oats weak; No. 2 mixed,
28K?"-'9C: Ko- 2 white, 30031c. Bye higher
at 4849c. Eggs quiet at 22c. Receipts
Wheat, 56.000 bushels; corn, 8.000 busnels;
oats, none. Shipments Wheat, 76,000 bushels;
corn, 5,000 bushels; oats, 1,000 bushels.
Buffalo Wheat No. I Northern. 78c: No.
2 red, 76c Corn No No. 2 here in store.
Receipts Wheat, 3,000 bushels: corn, 18,000
bushels. Shipments Wheat, 76,000 bushels;
corn, 65,000 bushels.
When on a visit to lows, Mr. K. Dalton, of
Lnray, Russell Comity, Kansas, called at the
laboratory of Chamberlain & Co, Des Moines,
to show them his six year old boy, whose life
had been saved by Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy, it haying cured him of a Yery serere at
tack of cronp. Mr. Dalton is certain that it
tared his boy's life and is .enthusiastic ia.fek
praiss of the Remedy,
PHILLIE GOES DOWH
A Fraction or So and Airbrake Gains
Bearly Two Fnll Points.
NO OTHER NOTEWORTHY CHANGES.
P. & B. Continues Firm and Cable nd
Glasi fchow Less btrength.
8TEEETG0SSIP.SALESAND PINAL PRICES
Friday, Dec 23.
There was a little flurry in Philadelphia
Company at the last board to-day, during
winch it sold down to 192. closing at 19Jf
19, and at the same board a 60-share lot
ot Westingbouse Airbrake sold at 132, the
stock closing at 132135, but beyond these
movements the market lor the day amounted
to little or nothing. Early in the day one
share ot Pleasant Valley railiray sold at 25,
however; a block of La Nona Mining Com
pany was disposed of at 16c per share, and
a little later a Pittsburg traction
bond changed bunds at 105)4,
which, with 270 shares of Philadelphia
Company and the 50 shares of
Airbrake at the final call, comprised the
public transactions of the day. The up
ward jump in Airbrake and the slight soft
ening in Philadelphia Company were the
only noteworthy changes. Pittsburg and
Birmingham traction was firm and in de
mand from rue usual quarters: Duquesne
traction was steady at Thursday's decline,
and the others of the street railway group
were unchanged. Aside from Airbrake the
industrials railed to present a very firm
front, neither Switch and Signal, Under
ground Cable nor United States Glass an
pearing to show quite as strongly as on the
previous days of the week. Mining and
other shares were featureless.
Outside the Exchange business was not
altogether dormant, more or less trading
occurring in Airbrake, Philadelphia Com
pany, Citizens traction and P. & B. traction,
with an intimation that street railway
bonds were not entirely neglected. In this
latter connection it was learned that a
prominent Fourth avenue fiduciary institu
tion was bid 105lora big block of Cential
traction 5s to-day, but relused to entertain
There were further complaints of gas
shortage to-day, which, with those made yes
terday, were doubtless' responsible for the
closing weakness ot Philadelphia Company;
but it is due to the company to say that some
of those who bowled no gas loudest yester
day stated to-day that their supply had sud
denly assumed very satisfactory proportions.
Friends or the company who claim to have
witnessed the results of various testsand in
vestigations say there is an abnudanvo of
gas, and that the fact will be satis aotorily
demonstrated belore the winter is over.
The only really startling piece of gossip
current was to tne effect that a dispatch
from Chicago had been received in the city
stating that the Westinghpuse Electric and
Manufacturing Company had turned some
of Its contracts, ineluding tho World's Fair
lighting, over to the General Electrio Com
pany, by which it had been absorbed. Mr.
Westinghnuse and Mr. Bannister wero both
in the East, so that the story cnuld be
neither substantiated nor denied here offi
cially, but after the close it was stated that
Mr. Westinhouse had wired that the story
was utterly witnout foundation.
Citizens' traction 5s were quoted at 107.
and Point Bridge second mortgage 6s at 100
Unlisted stret railway securities closed
as follows: P. &. B. traction, 25Q25K: do 5s,
lOOasWed; Duquesne traction, 2727: do
5s, 102K asked: Central traction 5s, lu5; bid.
Westlnghouso Electric scrip was quoted
on 'Change at j33
Electric second preferred was higher in
Boston at 333i.
J. J. Campbell was the seller of Phillle
and Messrs. Carothers, Hill & Co., Stouey
and J. ii. Barbour were the buyers.
Carothers sold Airbrake to S. S. Pinkerton.
Frank Eaton sold La Nona to Kuhn
Bros, and W. R. Thompson & Co. sold Pitts
burg traction 5s to J. Ji. Barnour.
Chartered to-day: The Ingleside Water
Coinpanv. or Allegheny nnd Westmoreland
counties; capital, $5,000. The Minerva Land
and Improvement Company, of California,
Washington county: capital, $10,000. The.
Pittsburg Gauge Company; capital, $50,000:
the dlrectois are W. L. Badgers, E, B. Alsop,
It. II. IVitliii. J. R. McCteery. Tho Cramer
Coal, Coke and Stone Company, or Cramer,
Indiana county; capital, $100,000. The Stand
ard Coal Company, of Fitisburi;; capital,
$300 000; tho incorporators are Thomas H
Chapman, James Lippiucott, Thomas Corde,
J. L. Elrkpatrick, J. D. Lippiucott.
One of the leading drawers of sterling ex
change has advanced tho rate for 60-dav
bills to $4 66$, making them $4 86Vj4 S8.
The market is practically bare oi b.us, but
nevertheless in the ludgment of prominent
shippers nogoldwlllbe forwarded to Eur
ope Saturday. Someoftbem also say that
they have no prders for gold for Tuesday's
vessels. It is expected that some will go
forward on Wednesday.
J. S. Baclie i. Co. to Oakley & Co.: Tho
only stock in which the trading amounted
to anything was Beading, which was sold on
the belief that a new bond issue was going
to be made shortly sous to provide enough
money tojKiy the interest on the incouio
bonds. TllBisiders say that so much money
has been expended qn the road during the
last year that they feel Justified in increas
ing the bondod debt of the load. This sort
of flnancering is anything but favorably
spoken of in Wall street and some long
stock was sold by disgusted holders.
Fioni Snroul & Co.'s market letter: Money
ruled at 6 and was offered down to 4 at the
Close. Exchange is steady but dull and
hankers are less Inclined to look for gold
shipments next week.
The Chicago -Board or Trade will be
closed on Saturday and remain closed until
A German banker is quoted as saying that
$800,000,000 of Ameilcau securities nre held
in Uttrmany, andif the Sherman law Is re
pealed, the Germans will retain their hold
ings, and in six months send over $500,000,000
fresh money for investments. This lur
nlshes 1,300,000,000 reasons for repealing the
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad state
ment for November shows gross earnings,
$2,150,000, an Increase or $30,000 compared
with the corresponding month oflastyeur;
operating expenses, $1,600,000, an Increase of
$30,000, and net earnings, $550,000, a decrease
Sales and Closing Quotations.
The transactions recorded on the Ex
change sales board to-day were as follows:
12 shares Pleasant Valley Railway as
200 shares La NorlaMlnlng Company 15c
$1,000 Pittabnrg traction 5s - 105)i
60 shares Philadelphia Company. I9
SO shares Philadelphia C'omnany 194
10 shares Philadelphia Company 19,
SO shares Philadelphia Company 19JS
lOObhares Philadelphia Company 193a
SO shares Westlngbouse Airbrake 132
Total Hiles, 521 shares stock and v$ 1,000
bonds. Closing bids and offers:
Id call. ; taeatt.
Bid I Ask
Bid I Ask Bid I Ask
Bank or Pittsburg..
Com Nat Bank......
Citizens Nat Baak..
City Deixralt ........
Liberty Nat. Bank..
M. A M. N. Bank..
Motion. Nat. Bank.
Third Nat. Bank...
Third Nat. Bank...
Western Ins Co
P. N. G. AP. Co...
Pa. Gas Co
Wheeling Gas Co. ..
Pleasant Val ey
Pitta., Y. X Ash....
Pitts. & Castle S..,
Pitt. Jnnc R- R--Pitts,
W. 4 Ey.....
N. T. C. G. C. O.
Pg. & Birmingham.
Luster Mining Co..
Enterprise Mln. Oo.
Monon. Water Co..
TJnlonS. AS. Co...
U. S. ft B. Co. ptt..
West. Airbrake Co.
Standard U C. Co.,
U.S. Glass, com
U. S. G. Co.. Ptt...
A NEW TOWN
To UeEtabllshed Near Lock No. 4 on the
Monongahela Fifteen Hundred Acres
to Be Transformed Into a Manufactur
Friday, Dec. 23.
A new town Is to be built near Lock No.
4 on the Monongahela river by a syndicite
of Pittsburg capitalists. The town will be
established on a plan similar to Kensington
as several large manufacturing concerns
have already agreed to remove their works
to the new field. The tract npon
whioh this town will be built con
tains 1,500 acres, and has a large frontage
on both the river and I allroads. Mr. Tenor,
the gentleman who represents the syndi
cate in this new movement, could not bs
round to-day; therefore full particulars of
the enterprise could not be obtained. A
well known real estate broker said, how
ever, that several blocks (60 lots in a block)
in the contemplated town have already
been sold, and that the erection of the new
manufacturing plants will be commenced in
the spring. The laying off and surveying of
this property has been quietly going on for
some ttme, the mutter, lor some unknown
reason, having been kept secrect by the
parties interested. Details in lull will very
likely be made known by the projectors of
the scheme in the near future now that the
matter has leaked out.
The following permits wero issued to-day:
E. T. Cassady, six two-story brick dwell
ings, Herron avenue, between Center and
Wylie avenues; cost. tlZjm. George B. For
saith, a two-story frame dwelling, Butler
-street extension, near Halghts Bun: cost,
$2,250 C. G. Cassldy and Clara M. Morris, a
two-story frame dwelling, Sheridan ave
nue, between Bond and Hneveler street:
cost. $3,700. D. H. Wallace, a two-
.story biick store and dwelling, Penn
avenue, near uenniston avenue; cost h.
Dryden Bros., a two-story frame dwelling
and store, Greenfield avenue, near Lydla
street: cost $2,500. Thomas Brockinan, a
two-story iramo dwelling, Collins avenue,
near Hoeveler street; cost $2,000. W. and J.
Wilson, a two-story frame dwellinsr. Graoe
street, near Wilmot street: cost $1,400.
Keports From the Brokers.
8. J. Fleming sold for Charles Lander,
guardian of Thomas Wnllaee, a property on
Dithridgo street, near Forbes street, Four
teenth ward, consisting of a small frame
house, with a lot havln-r a frontage of 48 feet,
running to a point, for $3,900.
John K. Ewtng Co. sold for E. Z. Miller
to Sarah B. Smith a new frame house ot
seven rooms, hall and attic, lot 25x120 feeton
Norwood avenue, Tenth ward, Allegheny,
for $2,350 cash.
Scott & McMUlen sold for Mrs. Mary Ham
mond to Josenli B. Brennen the residence
property No. 61 Western avenue. Fifth ward
Allegheny, consisting of a modern six-room
bilck dwelling witn a lot 20x65.
Heed B. Coyle & Co. sold for the Bellevne
Land Company lot No. 221 in their plan of
Sunnyslde, Bellevue, frontinsr 60 fet on,
Tlngley avenue bv 19S reet deep, tor $150.
Black & Balrd sold tor John T. Esplen to
George R. Mooro lot No. 103 in the Alta Land
Company's plan on Duquesne Hclghts.front
ing 18 feet on Plymouth-street by a depth of
100 feet, for $235.
James W. Drape & Co. reporlt the follow
ing sales: A house and lot in Alegheny, for
$5,100; a-honso and lot in the suburbs, for
$2,000; n piece of land and buildings near the
city, for $3,000; a collateial interest in a
house and grounds 01 $2,000; one of $1,200,
and two of $1,550 each.
E. T. Schiiffnersold for the Birmingham
Land Improvement Company In its South
View plan, on the Suburban Rapid Transit
Electiic Ball way, Tour lots, being Nos. 103,
106, 107 and 103. on Llnnwood avenue, each
lot being 50x110 ieet, to Mrs. Gertrude E.
Bicuter, lor $800.
The local market continues fairly active
and firm at 6 per cent, but the demand is
less .comprehensive than a week or so ago.
Eastern exchange and currency are quoted
New York, Dec. 23 Money on call easier
at 46 per cent; last loan 4; closed offered
at 4. Prime mercantile paper, 56 Ster
ling exchange quiet hut steady w ith actual
business at $4 85J84 86 ror 60-day bills and
$4 87Ji4 8SJ4 lor demand.
Clearing House Figures.
Same day last week:
, $2,561,019 S3
, 497.SU 45
Nirw York. Dee. 23. Clearings, $126,722,894;
balances, $5 596,310.
BosTOS", Dec. 23. Bank clearings, $16,340,
G07: balances. $2,000,310. Money 6 per cent.
Philadelphia, Dec 23. Clearings, $13 033,
403: balances, $1,781,336 Money, 5 per cent.
Baltimore, Dec. 23. Bank clearings, $2,
313,323; balances, $521,434. Rate, 6 per cent.
Chicago, Dec 23. Bank clearings to-dav,
$16 6i7,971. New Tork exchange, 50c premium.
Sterling exchange dull; 60-day bills, $4 SSt
demand, $4 18. Money strong at "6 per
St. loots. Dec. 23. Bank clearings, $3,994.
103: balances, $370,545. Money quiet a- 607
per cent. Exchange on New York, 25e pre
mium. Cincinnati, Dec 23. Money. 4Q7 per
cent. New York exchange, 25c discount to
par. Clearings. $2,252,150.
New Orleans, Dec. 23. Clearings $2,526,
582. Xew York Commercial. 75c discount;
bank, $1 03 premium.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 23. Clearings, $5";9,
5S9: balances, $105,916. New York Exchange
selling at par.
New York, Dee. 23. Special. Bar sliver
in London l-16d lower at 38d per ounce. Now
Tork dealers' price for assay bars, K lower
at 82c per ounce.
New York, Dec 23. Cotton futures closed
barelv steady; sales, 164,100 bales; Decem
ber, 9.53e: January. 9.58c: February, 9.71c;
March. 9.81c; April, 9.92c: Mav, 10.02c; June,
10.11c: Julv, 10.18c; August. 10.22c.
New Orleans, Dec. 23. Cotton steady:
middlings. 99-16c: low middlings, 9 3-I6c;
good ordinary. 81146c: net receipts, 5,292
bales: gross. 6,151 bales; exports to Great
Britain, 5,358 bales: to the Contlnout, 605
bales; coastwise, 3,457 bales; sales, 3,500
bales; stock. 316,153 bales.
Wilmington. Del., Dec 23. Spirits turpen.
tine steady at27Kc:stralned,95c.Bo9iii steady;
good strained. $1 00; clear strained, 97c Tar
steady at $105. Crude turpentine steady;
hard. $1 00: yellow dip and virgin. $1 07.
Charleston, S. C.Dec. 23. Turpentine firm
at 28c Kosin nrm at fi uu lor good.
CHRISTMAS CHEER ACTIVE.
Poultry, Game, Fancy Groceries, Nuts,
Fruits and Kindred Goods Have the
Call Staples Generally Unchanged as
to Price Current Trade Gossip.
Friday, Dec. 23.
The wholesale merchandise markets were
fairly active to-day, but trade was almost
entirely local and confined principally to
preparations for Christmas. In this respect,
of course, fancy groceries, candies, nuts,
frnits, poultry, etc., had the call and sales
were large. The poultry market was ani
mated and prices were steadily maintained,
but they would undoubtedly have been
somewhat higher if there had been less cold
storage stuff to draw upon. Dairy products
were firm and active the testimony of deal
ers in butter being to the effect that the
week has been an unusually active one with
them. In the staples generally, however,
thore were no price changes or other feat
ures. Game was in active demand to-day and
some prices wero higher.
German cabbage is in the market at $15017
A number of the commission houses did a
good business to-day in trees and other
.Prime linseed oil has advanced 2c, and
will be raised 3c more before January 15.
Grain blockades and car famines are re
ported in all directions.
Armour's wheat man says they are buy
ing a good deal of wheat in the Northwest
to bring to Chicago' and clean so that it will
inspect No. 2. There is good profit in it,
and ho says they will follow it up vigor
ously as long as it proves profitable. He be
lieves the Chicago premium on wheat, if
maintained, will result in accumulating a
stock of 80,000,000 bushels of contract wheat
in Chicago by May L The cleaners are now
turning out 100,000 bushels of No. 3 dRlly, and
their capacity will be doubled if found prof
itable. In addition cleaners will be started
in the Northwest and other markets if Chi
cago prices are held hiuh enough to make
the business as profitable as it Is now.
A dispatch from South Dakota says:
"There is a large amount of grain yet to
thrash in this State, a good per cent or
which must go over till next spring. A
great deal or the marketable grata Is still in
the hands of farmers and In local elevators,
owing, to the fact that the farmers were
shortbn time to haul at to markef, and that
the elk va tors oould not handlo the grata on
acconntof the limited JTumber of cars fur
nished." Grain, Floor and Feed.
Sales on call at the Grain and Flour Ex
change to-day: One car sample shelled corn,
spot, 46Jc; two cars No. 2 white oats, five
days, SSc; 100 sacks river ear corn, five days,
50c; one car winter wheat bran, ten days,
$15 00. Bids and offers:
SPOT. Bid. Asked.
No. 2 white oats
Extra No. 1 white oats
lllgh mixed shelled com
Iowa upland prairie hay
Indiana upland prairie hay
No. 2 red wheat
No. 3 red wheat
No. 2 yellow shelled corn..
1 lgh mixed shelled corn.
No. 2 yellow ear corn
No. 2 white oats
Kn t tlmnthY htT
. 13 23
No. 2 timothy hay 27i
No. 2 yellow shelled corn U
No. 2 yellow car corn 48",
Mo. 2 white oats ''
Winter wheat bran 15 00
No. 2 white middlings .
Rm!nta bulletined: Via the B. A O.
bav: via the P.. CC. A St. L. 1 car barley.
1 car feed.5 earn corn, 2 cars hay, 2 cars oats;
via the P., Ft. W. 4 C. 3 cars oats, 8
cars hay, 1 car bran, I car barley, 1 car
malt. Total, 26 cars.
range op tite market.
tThc following quotations for grain, reed, hay
and straw are ror carlots on track. Dealers charge
a small advance irom store.!
WnE4T No. 2red
Corn No. 2 yellow ear
High mixed ear.
Nu. 2 yellow shelled
High mixed shelled:
OAT6 No. 1 white
Extra No. 3 white
TIve No. 1 Western ....
TCrt 1 WMti-rn . 56
tTT.nTm rtnhiiera' micesl Fancv brands. S4 75
4 85; standard winter patents, $4 504 75; spring
patents. Si SV3A 65: straight winter. SI COiai 25;
clear winter. S3 734 00; XXX bakers' M 753 85;
rye. 3 S03 75.
The Exchange Price Cvrmit quotes flour in car
lnxrfi nn track as follows:
Pati-nt winter $3
Patent spring 4 I
Spring bakers 3 353 50
MILLVEED-No. 1 white middlings. $18 00 la CO:
No. 2 white middlings. $18 &oai7 03; winter wheat
bran, $14 7Mm 00; brown middlings, $1$ 0018 50:
chi-p. $13 0UJ 00.
Hat Choice timothy, $14 00314 25; No. 1 tlmo
thT. $13 2513 50: No 2 timothy, $12 00012 60:
mixed clover ana timothy, 13 0Cai3 so: packing.
7 008 00: No. 1 reeding prairie. $ 09 SO: No. 2
do. $5 KOi 50: wagon hav, SIS 0u17 0 .
STRAW-Wheat, A 00 50; oat, $7 007 50; rye.
$7 O7 50.
RTTrcAW Patent ent loaf. SKe: cubes. 5c: now-
dercd, Sc: granulated (standard). 4aC: confection
er, A, 4 8-lCc: soft A, 4H4l,c; fancy yellow. 4Hc;
rair Tellow. 4J(54!c: common yellow. 3,4c.
COFFEE-Boasted,ln packages-Standard brands,
na-5v! fieennd frrades. 2212123c: fancy STTades. 27(a
Sic. Loose-Java. f6'f374c: Mocha, 3535,Sc:
Maracaibo. 29c: Peiherry, 28ar3S4c: ss
28c; Caracas. 30i31!4c: Rio. 24-7.4c
Maracaibo. 29c: Peiherry, 28-4c: Santos,
ihc; Caracas, si'Kgwi.'ic: mo. .-imitt.
MA- aRKs-r-hnlrr- MSmUc: lancr. &W(a$c:
centrifugals. 23yiiac; new crop New Orleans. 442J
STKUP-Corn srrup. 2325c: sugar srrnp, 5630c;
rancv flavors. 3I(S32c: black strnp. 1516c.
RUITS London larer raisins, s- on: vaiuornia
wuu.ira vhicuuu, o;vov. -' wit. ... ..
HMc: entrants, 4V(STc: California prunes. ll!i
15c; French prunes, 8)j12e: California seedles
raisins, 1-lb cartons. $3 DO: lemon peel. l010Hc
RICE-Fancy head Carolina, SMgOlc: prime to
choice, fi(Sinc: Louisiana, 5i6c: Java, 5jJJ4 c
Canned (JOODS-Standard peaches, $2 0M32 S;
extra peachei. 52 35(32 60: seconds. 1 1 S5l lb: pie
peached. $1 20QI 25: finest corn, $1 351 40; "Har
ford county corn, ft Cxgl 10: lima beans, $1 20ia
1 25; soaked. 6C85c: early June peas. 11 192)1 25;
marrowfat peas, fl 0Sl 10: soaked. 7530c: Krench
peas. $11503120 00 "P 100 cans, orfl 40(2)1 50 "f dozen;
pineapples. SI 33(31 50; extra do. $2 40: Bahama do.
$2 90: Damson plums, Lastern, 1 2S: California
pears, $2 252 &5: do green gages, f 1 75: do egg
plums, (I 75: do apricots, JI 85(2)1 90: do extrt
white cherries, $2 752 80: do. white cherries, 2-lb
can. fl 65: raspberries, $1 30(l 50: strawberries.
$1 15(31 25: gooseberries. $1 10l 25: tomatoes. 95c
1 00: salmon. l-ln.:l 251 35: blackberrles.753S0c:
succotash. 2-lhcans. soaLed. 95e: do standard, 2-lb
cans. (1 25(2)1 50: corned beef, 2-lb cans, f 1 70 ' 90:
do. 14-lb, 313 50: roast beef. 2-lb. II 85: chipped
beef. 1-lb cans, SI 852 00; baked beans, fl 251 35;
lobsters, 1-lb. $2 25: mackerel, fresh. 1-lb. fl 00;
broiled. $: 50: sardines, domestic Ms. i 85: .
$0 25; , mustard. $3 00: Imported. Js. f 10 3J
12 sn: Imported, Ms. 118 2)23 00; canned apples,
3-lb, 7580c: gallons, jp 50(S2 73.
OlLS-Carbon. 110. 6c; hcartlight. lc: water
white. 7c; Elaine. I3c: Ohio legal test. 6!c: miners
winter white. 3310c; do summer, 323:.
Dry salt shomders
Ex Ira do
Clear bellies, smoked
Clear bellies, dry salt
Dried beer, knuckles
Lard (refined), tltrces
Two 50-lb cases
Lard (compound), tierces
Two 50-lb cases
Mess pork, heavy
Mess pork, light
, 17 00
Butter and Cheese.
Rittttcr "Klpln creamerv. 32!'co33l4'c: Ohio
brands. 29o):c: choice to fancy dairy and country
roll. 25-T7c: fair to medium grades, 18324c: low
grades. 121316c: cooking. 9llc: grease. t8c.
CliEESE-Uhlo, rail made. ll(3)n,Hc: summer
made. lOGSlOJic: New York. 11312c: fancy Wis
consin Swiss blocks. 14Mlc: do bricks, laawc:
Wisconsin sweltier. In tubs, 13l3)$c; llmberger,
10'4llc; Ohio Swiss. I314c.
Eggs and Poult-r-c.
EOGR-Strlctlv fresh Pennsylvania and Ohio, 26
27c: special marks. 28c: cold storage. 22212 c.
Poultrt Llve-bprlng chickens. 50i2jfi0c per
pair: old chicken?. 60a70c: ducks, 6070c: geese,
il 25(31 40; tnrkeys. fK2)12c per ft. Dressed
rhlckens. 13014c per ft; turkeys, 14Ca)l,'c: ducks, 14
16c: geese. ll13e.
Berries, Fruit and Vegetables.
A steady demand prevails for cranberrios
and the market holds firm at $3 003 25 per
Apples continue to be quoted at $3 003 50
per bbl.with most sales at $2 603 00; Florida
oranges, $2 5003 00 per box: lomons, $3 503
4 00 per box; bananas. $1 252 00 per bunch;
pineapples. 1015c each bv the bhl; do, extra
large, 20022c; Malaga grapes, $6 0003 00 per
Cabbaee, $2 5003 00 per bbl; German cab
bage, $15 00JS17 00 per 100; onions, $2 5C2 75
per bbl for native and $1 401 50 per box
lor Spanlshr turnips, $1 502 00 per bbl;
rutabaga-", $1 15l 25; beets, $2 002 25; pars
nips, $2 25J32 50: carrots, $1 501 73; Florida
cucumbers, $1 75i 00 per dozen; celery, 25
40c per dozen bunches.
Potatoes, 8085o per hu from store and 70
73o on track. Jersey sweets, firsts, $4 25
4 60 per bbl; do, seconds. $3 003 25: Balti
more firsts, $3 253 50; do, seconds, $2 25
Quail. $2 003 25 per dozen; pheaants,
$7 007 50; prairie" chickens, $6 006 50;
Mallard ducks, $5 005 50; squirrels.
$1 251'75; rabbits, 4045o per pain jack
rabbits, 75cl 00 per pain venison, carcass,
1213cper lb; do, saddles, 16!8:-.
Dried and Evaporated Frnits.
Apples, evaporated. 50-lb boxes, 9Jo per
lb; common dried, 4K5c; apricots, 1518c;
common dried, 89c; California pars, i6Wc;
do plums, pitted, 15c; raspberries, 212iKc;
Leghorn citron, 14l5c;datos. 5c: figs, !uc;
neotui-ines, 10c; orange peel, 1314c.
Seeds Choice mammoth clover, $8 50 per bu;
choice Western timothy. Z C532 15.
Buckwheat Floor 2(S21c per lb.
Beans New York and Michigan pea beans. $2 10
IS per tin.; hand-picked medium, fi 0C2 05;
Lima. 4H(SAMc per ID; Pennsylvania and Ohio
beans. $1 75,2)1 90 perhu.
Dried PEAS-fl 8Cl 90 per bd: dried corn. S.S0
9,K per lb.
BEttswAX-Cholce yellow. 3aa3Jc: dark. 2630c.
CIDER New country. $4 01(33 50 per bbl: sand
refined. $8 (.0(2)7 00: crab. ?3 0L3 SO.
HONET Newcropwhitecloer 820c per lb:
buckwheat, 1416c: strained honey. tSsc.
Tallow Country rough, 3;24c per lb: city ren
Feathers Extra live geese, S860c per lb; No.
2 do, 43rtJ00c: mixed, 30KJC.
Nuts Peanuts, greeu, SfflKV-c per lb: do
roasted, fl 15(2)1 2 per bushel; hickory nuts, f 1 00
0i 25; sbellbarks. fl -3! SO: new walnuts, 60(3
65c: old do, 5055c; butternuts. 5055c for old and
6ur2;G5c for new; olbi-rta. 9Ciper lb; almond. Tarra
gona. 18c:dolTlca, 16c: damaper shell. 25c: shelled
al-nonds. 35c: Brazil nuts, sasc: French walnuts,
DC; pecans, loc: Naples walnuts, 13c; Grenoble wal
nuts. lt.Sc. .
Pickles-$4 5n5 50 per barrel.
Popcorn 3h(SAlis per lb.
HiDES-Green steer hldrs, trimmed, 75 lbs and
up. 7c: amen steer nldcsjtrlmmed, CO to 75 lbs, 7c:
green steer hides, trlmmep. under 00 lhs, 6c: green
cow hides, trimmed, allweights, 4c: grren bull
hides, trimmed, all weight. 4c: green calf skins.
No. 1, 6c; green cair skins. No. 4c: green steer
hides, trimmed, side branded. 4c; green salt steers.
No. 1, 60 lbs and up, 7(2)7Xc: green salt cows. No.
1. all weights, 44.',c: green salt calr. No. I, 6 to 15
lbs. 5Woc; greeu salt klri. No. 1, 15 to S lbs, 4A50I
runnerklp, No. f, 10 to li lbs, 5&4c; No. 2 lade.
runner kip. No. J, w to it. I
Ufa off; No, Icalf, 2c off.
72 & 73
49 K SO
40 (3 47
-47 a 43
45 & 45
33 a 39S
38 (S Z&H
37 & KH
3? (a, X's
36 (& 36,4
69 . 60
3 0-3 25
2 cap 65
IRON TKADE FEATURES
Sales Generally Small, but. Business
Is Good for the Season.
PRICES VERY WELL MAINTAINED,
l specially on Bessemer, Mill Irons and Soft
Billets and labs.
SCRAP AND OLD IR0X RAILS FIRM
Friday, Dec. 23.
In anticipation of the holiday shutdown
by the mills orders lor raw iron are coming
in slowly and generally for limited
amounts. There is no question of price in
volved, but consumers who do not want
material are not tempted to.buy by the as
surance that prices will certainly be ad
vanced in January. Upon this point there
is certainly a wide difference of opinion, in
view of the steady increase in production
reported. Still, at the same time, both
Bides are-well prepared with arguments
that esch one has the rieht side of the ques
tion. Unless all signs fail the year of 1893
will be a great year lor ths iron industries
of the whole country.
An Eastern View.
A well-informed Eastern dealer has this
to say: "For the present business is lim
ited to the actual immediate needs of pur
chasers and no change is looked for until
after the holidays. Ton much greater ex
tent than usual the placing of contracts
during the present month, to run during the
coming year, has been postponed until after
the close of this year, and everywhere is
manifested a disposition to take no risks in
tbefnture, but to await further develop
ments. So far as the statistical situation is
concerned, the increasing consumption ar
gues strongly for higher prices tor pig Iron,
but the conrse or the market does not fully
sustain the theory."
Consumption Pasies Production.
Notwithstanding the Increased ontpnt the
consumption has been sufficiently active to.
absorb the production for the month, and in
addition reduce the accumulated stocks at
the furnaces over 04,000 tons. Under pres
ent conditions, with business restricted to
actual necessities, prices have not much
significance, althoueh producers are firm in
tbolr views and Insist on full quoted rales.
Two very important features must not be
overlooked, however: one Is the vast in
crease of productive capacity, the other the
marvelous progress that has been made
in cheapening cost and the substitution of
steel for iron. Take skelp iron, forlnstanco;
last week we reported sales of 750 tons widn
grooved at $1 57 per 100 pounds, and 650
tons wide-grooved steel skelp, at $147 50, a
difference or ten cents. Complaints or dull
ness and low prices nnd all that sort of
thing are, therefoie, only relative terms,
although so far as the manufacturer is con
cerned it is or will be the survival of the
It should also be noted that this large in
crease in production has brought with it
very little increase in the actual number or
hands employed, but the advance In cheap
ness, although not noticed, is nevertheless
common to alL Houses cost less to build
and furnish, cars and railways and travel
ing facilities are increased and cheapened.
and the one thousand and one things that
we all use are more easily within reach. We
get more for our money and although labor
in its various fields is still the "under dog."
a fair consideration of the question will
show that on the average it gits its fair
Jiroportion; but labor, like capital, must ad
ust Itself to new conditions. Puddlers, for
instance, cannot resist the onwnrd march of
steel; there was a time, not many years ago
either, when the entire finished iron trade
was comnelled to pay tribute to the pud
dlers. They got bi wages and deserved all
they got, but things are different now: the
work is just as laborious, bnt it is no longer
indispensable and whether puddlers work
or not make comparatively little dicerence.
Sales of the Week.
Taking into consideration the nearness of
the holiday week trade showed up reason
ably well this week. Sales reportod:
COXE-SMELTED LAKE A"D JfATIVE ORES.
S, COO tons Bessemer. January ...
LOD tons gray forge
1.000 tons No. 1 mill Iron
50J tons Bessemer, Decem-jer,
$13 75 cash
. 12 00 cash
. 1." 60 cash
. 12 50 cash
. 13 75 cash
. 12 CO cash
, 12 SO cash
. 13 00 cash
, 12 SO cash
, 12 50 cash
, 13 75 cash
. 14 25 caih
. 14 00 cash
. 12 .'0 cash
. 13 75 cash
. 13 25 cash
, IS 00 cash
. 13 20 cash
. 14 75 cash
. 14 00 4 mo
, 15 25 cash
. 13 75 cash
. 1.1 25 cash
. IS 25 cash
SOOtnusNo. I mill Iron
500 tons gray forge..;
StO tons gray rorge. all ore
soo tons gray rorge
$00 tons gray rorge, December
400 tons Bessemer:
3u0 tons Nu. 1 foundry
300 tons No. 2 foundry, all ore
too tons gray forgr, January.
800 tons is o. Sfuunury..-
200 tons No. 2 roundry
. 2COtonsNo. 1 foundry, all ore
lesions off lie-teemer.
75 tons No. 1 foundry extra
75 tons No. 2 foundry
75 tons No.2sllrery
3 tons No. 2 foundry
25 tons No. 3 foundry
25 tons silvery. No.2
STEEL BILLETS AND SLAB .
1.000 tons billets and slaus, Decem
ber $2 40 cash
1 unions billets. SDot 22 45 .ash
l,(Oi tons billets, next three moa 22 73 cash
750 tons billets and slabs ...22 40 cash
U0 tons billets. January. 22 25 cash
son tons billets and slabs, at mil, spot 22 50 cash
200 Ions billets, Jannary, February.
March 23 75 cash
600 tons nentraU January $24 60 cash
SOU tons neutral, spot 24 bS cash
200 tons neutral, January 24 50 cash
ISO tons 81 per cent, dellverea $H0 00 ea.h
BLOOMS. BEAMS. BAH. AND C. ENDS.
450 tons bloom and crop ends. $16 00 cash
To tons bloom and billet ends 16 00 cash
200 tons billet ends 16 00 cash
450 tons sheared iron
SO tons narrow grooved.
250 tons wlue grooved....
,.$ 1 77K 4 ra
. 1 J7 4 m
. 1 sta 4 m
SSOtons wide grooved $ 1 i!4 4 m
325 tons sheet bars, atmlll J23 50 cash
STUTL WIRE BODS.
400 tons at mill. December $30 80
OLD IRON AND STEEL RAILS.
50 tons old steel rails, mixed $! 25
SOO tons old steel rails, mixed 15 30
SOO tons American Ts..... SJ-'O
SOO tons American Tr. Youngstown... 21 W
603 tons short steel rall-i 16 pa
H0 tons mixed steei rails
200 tons American Ts .,
200 t'ini short Heel rails delivered
185 tons American Ts. spot
1(10 tons cold blast
100 loin, cold blast
SO Ions No. 2 ronndry
5(1 tuns cold b'ast
SOtunsNo. 1 f tundry
25 tons cold blast
. 21 lio cash
, 16 SO cash
21 15 cash
$26 50 cash
2K 00 cash
19 00 cash
18 90 Cloll
25 00 cash
20 U0 cash
26 SO CiJh
430 tons No. 1 K. B. W. scrap, net.... J IS 25 cash
jri tons sleel scrap, net 2101 cash
300 tons cast scrap, gross 12 00 cash
200 tons cast borings, gross 8 00 cash
170 tons No. 1 K. It. . scrap, net.... 14 21 cash
10-tons No. I H-Ii-W. scrap. Youngs-
tovn.net -. 1? 00 cash
50 tons nainnncred Iron axles, net. .... 25 iiJ cash
SO tons No. IB. B. W. scrap.net 11 j cuh
I Signs of Actlvy After New Year's.
Philadelphia, -Dec. 23. Special.- Bogers,
Brown and Walker say: The usual dullness
which seem natural to the season close at
hand provails, though here and there 1,000 to
2,000 ton lots of Southern coke ir'n havo
been quietly and quickly deposed of for
early dollverv next year. All indications
point to an active buying movement in Jan
uary. One thing is sure, present prices can
be maintained when the rnrnacemon see the
becomes troublesome, di
gestion defective, sleep
ing an impossibility, ap
petite ceases, take JohaiM
Hoffs Halt Extract. It
acts like a charm and
tastes splendid. Be sure
to get the "genuine,"
which must have the
signature of "Johann
Hoff" on the neck of
every bottle, and take no substitute.
Use Johann HofPs Malt Bonbons for
Sore Throat, Coughs, Colds, de '
for all forms of
restorer, and h&alth
will cure you. J
large volume or business that is apparently
in store lor them.
A Good Outlook at St. Louis.
St. Loins. Dec 23. Special. Kogors,
Brown A Meacliam say: The general ap-
pearauce of the iron business is one of ex
treme dullness, although there has been,
more inquiry during tne past week than the
preceding one. We consider the prospects
for sites very good after the first or Janu
ary, as a large number of the buyers have
been holding off waiting until theytao
.their usual yearly inventory. The railroads
are sending ont bids ror next year's cast
ings, and some hnyers are waiting until
these order-- urc placed before covering
their wants for pig Iron. ,
TJallnrss at Cincinnati.
Cntcra-a-ATl. O., Dec 23. Special. Eogers,
Brown & Co. say: The dullness of the past
four weeks continnes uninterrupted. It is
estimated that new buying is at .the rate or
not over 25 percentol current consumption.
Shipments -'"on in fnll volume and ther Is
every indication that foundries areusin-r
the iron as fsst as recetvod. No evidence of
increased stocks in consumers' bands is vis
ible. The natural inference is that buyine
must be taken up attain early in January.
New York Metal Market.
New Tore, Die. 23. Pig Iron quiet anc?
steady. Conpcr quiet and steady: lake,
$12-20. L-nd firm; domestlo,$3 85. .Tin firm;
straits, $19 55.
Cattle Dull at East liberty, Hogs Iiovrer
and Sheep Slow.
East Liberty; Dec. 23.
Cattle Receipts, ISO head; shipments, 160
bead: market nothing doing; all through,
consignments; no cattle shipped to New
noes Receipts, 1,900 head; shipments,
1,600 head: market slow; fair light to
choice selected. $6 6006 85: 9 cars hogs -shipped
to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts 400 head: shipments,
400 bend; market slow and unchanged, Willi
unfavorable outlook for next week.
By Associated Press.
New Tork Beeves Receipts . 2,393 head,
including 44 carloads for sale; market
opened firmer and 20c per 100 pounds higher;
closed dull and barely steady; native steers.
$3 805 50 per 100 pounds; dressed beef dull
at 89Kc per pound; shipments to-morrow,
1 242 Oeeves and 7,280 quarters of beef. Calves
Receipt-, 49 head; market steady; veals,
$6 50Q9 00 psf 100 pounds. Sheep arjd lambs
Receipts, 3,291 nead; market very dull and
Ho per poll-, d lower: .lieep, $3 255 25 per 100
pounds: 1 imbs, $6 12XS6 62K- Hogs-Receipts
2 694 head, conitiiied direct; market
nominally steady at $G M7 00 per 100 pounds.
Chicago The Evening Journal reports:
Cattle-Receipts, 10,000 bead; shipments, 2,000
head: market stead to 10c lower; choice to
extra steers $3 50Q5 90: good and useful.
$4 9005 25; other-. t3 75Q4 25: stockers, $2 75
03 ltc cows, $3 70gJ 25. Hogs Receipts,
24,000 heai; shipments, 9.000 head: markeB
aciive, 5010c higher: co-union, $8 20Q8 SO;
packers and inixed. $G 3.1Q6 50: prime heavy,
$8 60-26 65; light, $0 25gtf 35. Sheep Receipts,
3 000 nead; ihlpinem. I,0s0 head; market;
slow shad" weiker; natives. $3 755 75;
Westerns, $4 S2i 05. Lambs, $4 008 33.
Buffalo Cattle Eecelpts. 112 loads
through. 2 sale: opened strong and higher;
rood hoirers, $3 003 65: light steers, $3 75
4 00; nu veiy good cattle here. Hogs
Receipts, 27 loads through, 22 sale; opened
slow and vjry dull; li-'ht grades,heavy corn
fed, $6 83. sheep and lambs Receipts, 3
lo.ids throuah.SS --ale; opened dull and lower
lor all grades; choice wethers, $5 25; heavy,
$4 50; Canada d, $4 CO: do wether, $4 90.
Iambs, native fancy, $6 25; Canada common,
Both the method and results when
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and refreshing to the taste, and act!
fenfjy yet promptly on the Kidneys,
aver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fever3 and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasiDg to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt ia
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50a
and"$l bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. I)o not accept any
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LQWSYIUI, KT. HEW X0RK, N.K.
PRIME YELLOW .
its WD24U.-I.il.il AVfc.N'UE,
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TjANikERS AND mtOKES.
is SIXTH ST.
Direct private wire to New Tork and CUfg
cago. juomDcr -tow xuxs !..
Local aeonriiie- bought and soldforcasxa?
or carried on liberal margins. .4T
Investments male at oar discretion ana.
dividends paid quarterly. $!
auterosF paid on uaiaaoa isiuc- xom,
Honey to Icau no call.
Intormatlon books on all markets malls--
on application. 'et -
' Whitney & Stephenson.
-; '57 Fourth Avenue.