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THE PITTSBtrKG' DISPATCH, ' WEDNESDAY,' ' DECEMBER " 28,' - 1892.'"
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On Easier Sterling Exchange
and Normal Bates
MANHATTAN MOST ACTIVE,
Followed by N. Y. & N. E. and N.
Y. & S, Preferred.
INDUSTRIALS ALL EDLE HIGHER
ind inimated Under the lead of Distilling
and Cattle Feeding.
KIPPER THE OKLT EEAIJiT WEAK SPOT
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TTIE DISPATCn.J
Tew Yoek, Dec. 27. A moderate
volume of business on tlie Stock Exchange
to-day resulted in generally higher prices.
A slightly easier market for sterling ex
change, normal rates for money on call
and two or three special moTements,
notably in Manhattan Bailway and in
New England, were apparently the causes
for the improvement. Local traders take a
hopeful view of the market in the imme
diate future because of the magnitude of
the short interest Should the rates for
sterling advance again toward the close of
the week and gold be taken for export the
bearish leeling will doubtless return.
For the first time in several years Man
hattan Kail way surpassed allotherstocks in
point of activity. I.t closed 4 per cent
higher than on Saturday, though at a re
action of i per cent from the highest price.
The chances are that the activity in New
York and New England and New York and
Northern preferred whs due to speculative
operations, and that the advance in Man
hattan is the result of a steady absorption
of the stock by capitalists who foresee the
lailure of the rapid transit commissioners'
ccheme for an underground railroad and
the probability that such lailure will open
the way for the Manhattan Company to ex
tend its system.
Gas stocks and the industrials were note
worthy features. Both Chicago and Con
solidated Gas were exceptionally strong at
material net advances. Of the industrials
Distilling and Cattle Feeding was the most
active and also scored, the greatest net sain.
In the general list it is to bo noted that a
number ot stocks made decided progress
toward higher prices on very slieht transac
tions. These wero Western Union, Louis
villn and Nashville and Lackawanna.
Northern Pacific pre'erred was conspicu
ously heavy throughout and was the
only stock actively dealt in that closed
lower than on Saturday. The gross earnings
of the company as reported weekly are not
only smaller than they were a year aao,
when the traffic returns were unusually
light, Dut even smaller than two years ago,
when the company was operating over 700
miles less 1 oad than at present. This condi
tion of affairs Is manifestly discouraging
to those who are endeavoring to hold up the
price of the stock, yet not more so than the
Heady decline in the 5 per cent consolidated
bonds of the company.
The closing was in the main firm, out
final prices were not up to the best re
corded. SPECIAL FROM DOW. JOKES CO.
New York, Dec 27. The covering of shorts
by those who believe in probable action on
the part of Secretary Foster and a continu
ance or the buying in Manhattan set the tone
to the market. It was noticed that stocks re
sponded very readily to covering purchases
.and quite a bullish feeling developed from -"""this.
The avoidance-of a shipment of gold
practically arranged for last week accentu
ated the bull feeling. It was felt, however,
that there was very little special news be
hind the advance In Manhattan beyond the
probability that there would be no bid for
the ranid transit franchise on the 29th and
that anything done in that direction woald
have to be done by the Manhattan. It wns
also claimed by bulls of the stock that it
was selling as it had sold during Gould's
lifetime, considerably below its real value.
Beading advanced very quickly and the
bears attempted no demonstration. Its
arrangement with the Finance Company of
Pennsylvania, which will in future act as its
fiscal agent, was reckoned a bull point, and
bo also was the extreme probability that
whatever was paid on the incomes would bo
paid in cash, although the full dividend on
thirds might not be paid. Heading, how
ever, is said to be short of rolling stock and
it is thought that there may be trouble in
connection with re-arrangements of rela
tions with the Delaware and Hudson and the
Lackawanna, which will have to be made
earlv in the year.
Theio was very little bullish feeling of a
pronounced character in the general list,
which became inactive immediately after
the morning's advance. Several stocks,
however, were in good demand in the loan
crowd, notably Burlington, Reading and St.
Paul, all of which loaned below money
The announcement that Secretary Foster
would not offer any bonds, and saw no
necessity therefor was not regarded by the
nest authorities as favorable, but the room
considered it evidence that the situation
was improved in some way.
New England's advance was considered
Dy those who had watched the stock as just
what might have been exDectcd and is be
lieved to be aue to a demonstration against
the short interest, which is known to be
large, the basis of this being tlio tact that a
portion of the traffic formerly sent by the
Connecticut Itiverroad overthe New Haven
will be delivere.l to tbo Kew England and
New York and Northern.
Fresh selling of Northern Pacific bonds
caused the weakness in the preferred. It is
thought that control of the toad is being
Bought by some part'es, probably in the in
terest of the Great Northern.
The exchange market has been remaik
ably firm, the supply of bills to-day being
the largest known for months.
It is possible that gold mav be exported
Some activity in money is looked for this
rBT ASSOCIATED rUESR.
New Yore, Dec. 27. The stock market was
dull but strong to day. In the early trading
there was an advance of 2 per cent in
Chicago Gas, IX per cent in Jersey Central,
1 in Delaware, 1 In Distilling and Cattle
Feeding and l to J in the general list The
dealings were quite moderate, and in the af
ternoon a reaction ensued, but in the after
noon stocks developed marked strength and
advanced sharply under a brisk inquiry for
both the long and short accounts. A rise of
S per cent in Manhattan, 4 per cent in New1
York and If ortbern and Jf, per cent In New
England induced buying ot the general run
of stocks during tne last hour of the busl
.ness, and final quotations were about the
.hlguest of the day, save In the case of
Northern Pacific preferred, which was
pressed for snle and left off attT&a net
loss of JjJ per cent.
Manhmtan moved up on reports that the
franchise or the proposed underground
rapid transit scheme would tall inio the
hands of capitalists identified wltu that
Louisville and Nashville was noticeably
stronger toward the close, rising over a
point to 70-J.
Thelact teat no gold was engaged for ex
port to-morrow, in connection with the
fctatemciits credited to Secretary Foster, of
the Treasury Department, that there was
no occasion for a sale or bonds, or any other
move calculated to Increase the Govern
ment gold reserve. Induced more or less
buying of stocks. The comparative ease of
money, which ruled at 56 per cent, had
also u tendency to strengtuen the market.
Speculation left off Irregular, but in the
Hallway bonds wero active. Tho sales
were $1,320,000. The feature of the market
was a rise or 6 per cent in New York and
Vortbern 6s to 74. The Beading issues were
iractioually higher. Louisville, Kvansvllle
k St. Louis 5s, Orezon Improvement 5s, Ore
con Collateral Trust Ss and Sr. Paul Ter
minal 6s rose 11 per cent; Burlington and
Qnincv, NebrasKH 1-, Metropolitan Elevated
2nds Northwest 5 year debentures Ss and
Northern Pacific consols 5s decllned2l
percent. There was some pressure to, sell
Northern Pacific junior bonds.
Government bonds closed as follows:
U.S. 4s.reg. 1KH
V. S Js, coup 1UH
U.S. Is 103
l'Clflc6JOr '85 1CS
Louisiana stpd 4s.... 374
Missouri 6s 105
Tenn. new set 6s 1(3
Tenn. new sets..... 76
Cin&daSo. 2nfls 102
Northern Pac. 2ndj.mf
Northwest. Deb ia.AOZ'i
St. Paul Consols... .131
Union Pac lsts 107
West Shore 104
B. G. W. lsts TOW
Atch. 4s MS
Atch. 2Kb. class A... MJ4
Gal.. H. San Ss.... MX
Ccn. Pacific lsts 107J
Den. &R.G. lsts... 16)
Den. iltu. 4S. M,t
Krlc Inds 10H
M. K. T. Gen. 6s.. 79H
M. K. 4T. Gen. 5s.. 4SV
Mutual Union 6s 112
. J. C. Int. Cert...tlIH
Northern Pac lsts. .119 i
Gal.. H. San2d5s.l02
H. T. V. 5S ll
U. St, T. C. consol 6.1W
Close in mining shares:
Crown Point 50
Con. Cal. and Va..... 150
Gonld Curry 70
Sierra Nevada no
Union Con H"
Oulek Sliver s
Onlrk Silver nfd 1700
Hale anil Norcross...
Homes tale WO
The total sales of stocks to-day were 216,
000 shares, including: Atchison, 8,750: Bur
lington. 3,600; Chicago Gas. 11,400; Distilling,
16,500; Manhattan, 20,600; New England. 15,
S0U; Northern Pacific, preferred, 16,700; Bead
ins, 37,700: St. Paul, 11,800; Sugar, 12,100;
Western Union, 7,400.
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange, corrected
daily rbr The Dispatch by Whitney A Stephen
son, oiliest Pittsburg uienbers of New York btock
lWIISUSjUf VI a1 vus u a i luuv
Open High Low- Clos- Dec.
lng. est, est. lng. 74.
American Cotton Oil 40" VH 40 40 KM
Am. Cotton Oil, pref 78V 79 73 79 .8
Am. Sugar Rerg Co. I07JJ 1073 107 107 107
A. Sugar R.Co., pref 93 93 9S 98 S7J
Atclu.Top. JtS. t'... 321 33 Sl B5
Baltimore Ohio... MX 947t 94 94 ...:..
Baltl. Jb Ohio. Tru.t 91 ......
Canadian Pacific 8SX SS)j
Canada Southern... 57H M'.i 57), 58k .--..
Central of N.Jersey K8 124 123.S 123 123
Central Pacific Hi .......
Chesapeake & Ohio.. 22 22)4 22 H 214
Chicago Gas Trust.. SiV 87 85!4 toh 85
C. n. AQ 96V 97S 96 7!
C. 31. & U P. 76H 70 76H 76)4 76
C M. A St. P.. pref -- ISO 1
C. E.1.4P.. ....... M 84 S3 83f
C.. St. P.. M. 4 0.. 43H 4SV 46i 46 40
C,.8t,P..M.i0.pref 118 MH U8 118H 1I7S
ClilcairoANorthw'ii U0i 110X I10X UoS 110X
C C. C.&I....:... E7H 57K B7 an
Col. foal Iron 39 39)a 39 W54 39J
Col. Allocking Val S3, SH
Del.. Lack West.. 148 149 148 14SH
Del. A Hudson 129.'i ISJ 129,1 129 129
Den. A Rhi Grande 16 15V
Den. A Klo G'e. pref laH 52 51 52 SIX
Dls. A C. J-. Trust.. 62)4 6i)i 6VA 63 61
Illinois Centrm ... 93 9S 98 8811
Lake Krle A West 213t
Lake Eric AW., pref ?4'4
Lake Shore A 31. S... 1SH 119 1H IMj
Loul.villeA Nash'e 69)4 70 69J( 70J 695
Manhattan 145 Hs)i 144 143)i
Mlclllflll Central.... 106 106 106 108
3Ilssourl Pacific 55K 56X, 55H S5K 55,
National Cord. Co.. 133 131 137 137 1571$
Nat, Cnrd.Oo.. pref. llf 113 H2) 113't 112
National Lead Co... 44 45 44J4 44X 3H
Hat, Lent Co.. prer. 93 93 93 82 92
M York Central.. 109 109 109 108S,
N.Y., C. A St, L.... 17 17 17J 17
N. Y , C. St.L.lst 74
N. Y., IX. A St. L. 2d" 344
N. Y.. L. K. A W- 23H I3H 23 23S
N.Y..L.K.&W. ptd. SIJs 54'S S4 53 23'.
. Y. AN. E 421 45 423 45X 42
X. Y.. 0..tV 18 18M 18 18S 17
Nonolk 4. Western 9 9H
N. A West'n, pref.. 37 37 37 37 37
North American Co. 10 10 10 10 9
Northern Pacific.... 16 16 16 16 16M
Nor. I'aelflc. pref... 47X 48 47W 47 A7H
Ohio A Miss 22 22 21 21 2C
r-aclfle JIall 23 28 27 27
Peo. Dec A Evans 16)4 16
Phllada. A Reading. 51 52 51 HU 51
P.. C. C. A St. L... 19 19 19 18 19
P. C. C. Abt-L. pfd 59 69
Pullman Palace car. 194 194)4 194 194 193
Richmond A W.P.T. 7 7 7 7 7
M. AW. 1 T.. ptd 30 30
St. Paul A imlnth 40 40
M. P. AD., prefd 105 115
St P., 31. AM. 111 111
Texas I'aelflc 9 9 9 9 9
Union Pacific 37 37 37 S3 37
Wabash, prefd 23V 23V 23V 23
Western Union 92 93V 92V 93 92
Wheeling A L. E.... 20 22 20 21 20
W. A L. .. prefd.. 63 63 63 62 62
WHEAT IS HIGHER
And Provisions Advance, bnt Corn and
Oats Are Featureless.
Chicago. Dec 27. Wheat was active to-day
and nervously strong. Tho price Jumped
np ic, closing with a net gain or Jc. 'Other
grains were stagnant. Provisions, in
fluenced by light receipts of hogs, left off
lS!c higher than Defore the holidays.
The big lailure at Minneapolis made an
apprehensive feeling among shortB in
wheat and caused a general dispo
sition to cover, while tho figures
were smallor than usual. Cables
were hisher, and advice3 from Kansas and
Nebraska and some areas in Missouri re
ported a good deal of wheat in those States
bare of snow, with the mercury from 5 to
10 below zero and more or less dnmago
feared. There was a decrease of 672,000
bushels in the amount of wheat and flour on
ocean passage and the report sent out by
Bcerbohm Saturday of only 60,000,000 bushels
yield in the United Kingdom, against 72,000,
.000 bushels last year, was also a very bullish
factor. Indian wheat shiDments last week
were only 140,000 bushels, against 200,000
bushels the week previous and 320,000 bush
els for the same week last year. Coupled
with these conditions was a prospect that
the increase In the visible supply would bo
smaller than ozpected. Calls had been sold
for to-day at 79 cents. There was safety in
selling against them at that price by those
who had bought the-e privilege. That was
the only class of selling which the operators
chirea to indulge in freely, howevor, for
some time. The incrense or l,SI4,0u0 bushels
in the visible had no immediate" effect, but
was felt later, as the trading slackoned and
Corn was depressed whtlo wheat was soar
ing. Tho liberal receipts since tho last ses
sion, 775 cars, with 500 cars predicted for to
morrow, together with an Increase of 403.-
000 bushels in the visible. as not looked
upon as favorable for anv advance. Tho
weakest feature or the situation was the
pressure of through billed Xo. 3 corn at
33Kc, and its being finally sold as low as 36c
W uli pleasant, clear, dry, frosty weather a
large portion oi what is now So. 3 will prob
ably grade No. 2 before long. The continu
ally growing elevatorstocks is another weak
spot in the armor of the bulls.
In oats there was a moderate trade and a
steudv market. The offerings were not large
and tho demand limited, there bein no par
ticular incentive for opnrators to take either
side. Compared with Friday night prices
are He up.
The very light receipts of hogs only 29,000
since Friday, and talk of the improbability
oi receipts increasing much for some time
caused u spirited opening to the provision
market and at quite an advance over Fri
day's closing prices. Pork started at an ad
vance of 15c, lard was 10c higher and ribs
started with a gain of 17)0 to 20c The first
prices were about the highest or the day, ex
cept lor May pork, which climbed 12o over
the opening quotation. The closing quota
tions showed the following net gains as com
pared with the resting prices on Friday:
ninuary pork, I5c; May, 5e: January lard,
20c; May, 12Kc; January ribs, 20c, andUav.
cuh,qnotations wore? as follows: Flour,
steadier, with no quotable change; No. 2
spring wheat, 72ic; No. 3 spring wheat. 57
59c; No. 2 led, Tilic No. 2 corn, 40c No. 2
oats,303'jKc: No. a white, f. o. b.. 34&R35WC:
No. 3 wnlte, 3131Kc No. 2rye, 60jfc. No. 2
barley, 65c; No. 3 f. a. b., 4465c; No. I f. o. h
S548c Xo. 1 flaxseed, $1 09. Prime timotbv
seed, $2 01 Mess pork per barrel, $14 55
14 60. Lard per 100 pounds, $10 40; short ribs
sides, loose, $8 308 35; dry salted shoulders
boxed. t 87K8 u); short clear sides, boxed,
$3 &i&S 65. iVhisky, distillers' finished
goods, per gallon, $1 30. Sugars, cut loaf,
SJgc: granulated, 5c; standard "A," 4c No.
3 corn, ofyic
On tho Produce Exchange to-day, the
butter mnrketwas stronu; creamery, 2039c
dairy, 1926c. .Eggs firm; strictly ftesh, 25i
Range of the leading features, furnished bv John
31. Oakley A Co., bankers and brokers. No. 45
Open- HIgn- Low- Clos- Close.
AnTrcr.ES. lng. est. est, lng. Dec 23
December 72 72 72 72 71
January 72 72 72 72'i 71f
3Iay 78 79 78 78 77
July 70 76 76 76 75
December .- 40 40V
January 41 41 41 41 41
3ljr 45 46 45K 45 4574
JOlV 45 45 45
December ....... SO 29
January 30 30 30 30 gu
iay 34 31 34 84 14
December 14 55 14 40
January 15 7 15 72 15 60 15 67 II S3
31 ay IS SO 15 97 15 60 15 92 15 87
December 10 40 1015
January 10 20 10 40 10 20 10 40 10 20
May 9 75 9 75 9 20 967 9(15
January. IB 830 S25 330 8 10
May 45 847 835 840 327
r reiuu lur wiayi n ileal, 341: corn, 2i:
oats, 194. Estimates for to-morrow I Wheat, 550:
corn, 500; eats, 810.
DUQUESM IS 'ACTIVE
ind Bather Weak and P. & B. Is
ictire and Barely Steady.
PHILADELPHIA COMPANY FIRMER
ind Westingconss Airbrake Ixaibits a
Tendencj to Advance.'
THE GAS BUPPLT GROWING SHORTER
Tuesday, Dec. 27.
The general character of the local stock
market showed little change to-day ai the
result of its rest of two days. There was
fair trading in Duquesne and Pittsburg and
Birmingham tractions, and one small tran
saction in Central traction and one in
Philadelphia Company, but the movements
occasioned no talk and were not regarded
as significant, particularly since prices were
about the same as those prevalent for some
time past The only hem on the list that
showed any noteworthy changes besides
Duquesne traction was "We&tinghouse
Airbrake. It was bid up to 131
on call, with intimations that 132
was bid privately without success. The
only stock oflering at the "close was 139.
The opening price of Duquesne was at 27,
but it subsequently sagged under free offer
ings and closed off K from the hixhest.
Pittsburg and Birmingham sold at 2524,
closing at 24 bid.
Central traction sold at 28 In a small way
and thereafter was neglected. Philadelphia
Company opened at about last Saturday's
closing price, improved to 19 sales and
closed at 19519Jg. The company's condition
with regard to the supply of gas is growing
worse, it anything, a the list of com
plainants is growing and the period during
the 24 hours whon they do have a little gas
is steadily growing shorter; and yet there
are those who contend that the company
has plenty of gas.andtbat the complaints of
shortago are grossly eraagerated. Such
claims would be ludicrous indeed if the sit
uation was not a serious one and they were
not made with so little tezard to the facts.
Hundreds and hundreds of good people who
have been suffering during tne cold snap
know that tho company has not uearuas
enough to supply all its patrons, but they
do not know it any better than
the company officials know it The publio
know the supply is short, for all the papers
have been saving so for a week past, as the
result or complaints to them by communica
tions and in person, so that opinions of
those who claim the supply is ample cannot
bave any appreciable weight or influence.
In this connection it is well to remember
that the PhiladelDhia Company has not kept
faith witn the public It promised to let its
patrons know some time ago what
tho prospects wero for plenty of
gas this winter, and it did not
keep the promise It promised to give Its
household patrons the prelercnce in its serv
ice, and it has not kept Its promise. It
promised to cntitsmanufacturlngpatronase
if necessary to properly care tor its other
patrons, but instead of doing so it deliber
ately extended its service among the mann
lactnrers. Its operations are characterized
by greed. It evidently has not the moral
courage to equalize supply and demand,
prelerring rather to let some suffer in cold
weather and trusting they will stick to the
company and burn what gas they can get
when the mills and manufacturing concerns
are not running lull blast. The Philadelphia
company needs to be awakened to a sense of
its obligations to the best end of its busi
ness. Aside from the stocks mentioned the mar
ket was leatureless. The unlisted street
railways closed as follows: P. & B. trac
tion, 2425; Duquesne traction, 2627; P.,
A. & M. traction, 13 bid.
Sales and Closing Quotations.
The transactions recorded on the Ex
change sales board to-day were as follows:
- FJBST CALL.
100 shares P. 4 B. traction 25
10 shares Duquesne traction...; 27
15 shares Central traction 23
EOsharesP. AB. traction 24
50 shares P. 4B. traction 24
300 shares Drquesne traction 27
85 shares Duquesne traction 27
200 shares Duquesne traction. 27
G tharcs Duquesne t action 29
50 shares Duquesae traction 27
10 shares Philadelphia Company 19
15 shares 1. A B. traction 24
Total sales, 690 shares. Closing bids and
IstcaU. tieali. )a call.
STOCKS. i i r
Bid Ask Bid Ask Bid lAsk
ComNatBank 90 , ....
Citizens 33 32 ....
'lentonla, 56 56
Western Ins Co 40 .... 40 .... 40
P. N. G. A P. Co 15 ....
Fa. Gas Co 9
Philadelphia Co.... 19f 191 IW 19 1 ....
Wheeling Gas Co 17
Central Traction.... 23 28
Citizens Traction... 63 C4
Pittsburg Traction 60 61
Pleasant Valley 24 .... 24 .... 24
feecoml Avenue..... 50 50 ....
Chartiers Railway C5 .... 65 .... 65
Pitts., Y. A Ash.... 47 41 47 49 47 49
Pitts. A Castle S..., 6 10 .... 10 6 10
Pitts. June H. K 32 35
Pitts. W. & Ky. 53 .... 56 .... 66
N.T.ISC. G. C. C. 50 51 60 51 60 51
Pg. & Birmingham 75 .... 75 .... 75
La Koria Mln. Co 18c .... 18c .... 18c
Luster Mining Co.. 9 .... 9 9 9 S,
Monou. Water Co.. 29 31 29 31 30 31
TJ. S. AS. Co. pfd.. .. 4)
West. Airbrake Co. 130 ... IM .... 131 139
Standard U C. Co.. 77 78 77 78 .... 78
U.S. Glass, com 66
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the llonongahela Connecting Callroad Com
pany will be held Monday, January 9.
Carotbers and Lawrence & Co., sold P. &
B., and Hill & Co., Sproul & Co. and Kuhn
Morris & Brown were the chief sellers of
Duquesne, and Rill & Co., Carotbers, 8. S.
Plnkerton and J. B. Barbour the buyers,
W. H. Watt sold Phillie to B. V. Arcns
berg, and S. S. Pinkerton sold Central
traction to J. Carothera.
J. D. Bailey was on 'Chance to-day, having
recovered from bis rather prolonged illness.
Tho Treasury department is gradually re
covering the gold lost by tbe recent heavy
shipments abroad, having received $1,900,01.0
from New Orleans and $1,000,000 from Phila
delphia. The heavv disbursements, how.
ever, have, reduced the net cash to $26,600,000.
Pension payments continue the chief source
of drain, $13,655,000 having been paid out on
this account this month. Pension payments
ill reach $14,000,030 before the mouth is out.
This rate, if continued, will make the pen
sion payments $lGS,000,000per annum.
From Sproul & Co.'s Kew York market let
ten Money was on tbe whole closer with 6
per cent rate in lorce, while industrial
collateral is apparently entirely out of fa
vor. The market is evidently preparing for
the disturbance which will natnrally occur
Just before and after January 1, though
the fact that gold shipments are not looked
for this week may exercise a modifying In
fluence. In the late afternoon an upward
movement in New England supplemented
by a similar kind or activity in New York
& Northern became the absorbing feature.
This proceeding was interpreted as both
sympathetic and significant, tbo possibility
that the New England is about to acquire
an Independent entrance to this city com
ing again to the front.
The Pleasant Valley-Manchester deal is
not yet closed, but "everything is working
J. S. Bache & Co. to Oakley & Co.: The
Manhattan is earning between ten and
twelve per cent on the stock, and a compar
ison is boing made between this stock and
the surface roads; tbe bulls say that thev
ought to sell on the same basis as the street
railroad, but they do not say that the ele
vated road requires ten times as much re
pairs and that the chances of accident are
also much greater. The sterling exchange
market is much weaker, and the chances of
gold shipments are rather remote; still we
do not see ho w a larger movement than a
drive against the shoris can set in at pres
ent, as long as tbe dangerous silver coinage
policy hangs over tbe financial community.
TLe New York Commercial Ridlelin esti
mates the withdrawals of lorehin capital
from this country in the two years ending
September SO, 1S92, at $93,000,000, and for the
months of Ootober and November, 1802, ut
(11,250.000. For the present month, so Mr,
the withdrawals amount to more than $20.
000,000. '1 here is semi-official authority for stating
that reports recently published regarding
position of negotiation between the Ha-
tionnl Lead aad Linseed OH Company aro
not exactly lacts. No suoh an advanced
staio of proceedings has been reached as
some of these reports intimate. The special
committee of the National Oil Company,
which Is investigating tbe Linseed Oil Com
pany's asset:, will not complete Its work
until February J, and until this report is
filed no agreement can be reached for ratifi
cation by the respective stockholders of both
The local situation remains unchanged,
with the exception of intimations of a bet
ter supply of favorable funds. All business,
however, continues to be done at 6 per cent.
Eastern exchange and currency are quoted
New York, Dec- 27. Money on call steady
at 56 per cent, last loan 6, cloed offered at
5. Prime mercantile paper B6. Sterllnr
exchange firm, with actual business at $4 88
for 60-day bankers' bills and H 87Ji for de
mand. Clearing Bonse Figures.
Exchanges to-day $2,841,754 04
Balances to-day. 236,481 13
Same day last week:
Exchanges JS. 203,179 41
Balances 345,658 27
Chicago; Dee. 27. Clearings, $21,422,096;
New York exchange, 70 to 80c premium.
Sterling exchange quiet; $4 86 lor 60-day bills,
$4 88Ji for sight drafts. Money strong at 6 per
Memphis, TEif.,Dec 27. Clearings, $443,110;
balances, $30,415. New York exchange selling
ClsctuitATl, Dec. 27. Money B6 per cent,
New York exchange, par. Clearings, $3,043,
850. St. Louis. Dec 27. Clearings, $4,636,429; bal
New York, Doc 27. Clearings, $93,662,035:
Boston. Dec. 27. Clearinars, $16,934,007: bal
ances, $2,261,183. Money, 6 per cent. Ex
change on New York par to loc premium.
Philapklphia, Dec 27. Clearings? $11,627,
614: balances, $1,543,504. Money, 5 per cent.
Baltimore, Deo. 27. Clearings, $2,219,052;
balances, $405,620. Money, 6 per cent.
New York, Dec. 27. Flour Receipts, 51,000
packages, 14,900 bbls., 600 sacks. More active
and firmer: 10c advance asked; City Mills
lower on sales made lnte Friday. Sales, 33,000
bbls. Low extras. $2 002 25; winter wheat,
low grade, $2 002 55: fair to tancy, $2 60Q3 75;
patents, $3 854 15; Minnesota clear, $2 50
S 50; straight, $3 50410; patents, $4 254 75;
rye mixtures, $2 9t'03 50.
Corkmeal quiet and steady; yellow West
ern, $2 7520.
ft heat Keceipts, 100 750 bushels: exports,
233,400 bushels; sales, 2.600,000 bushels futures,
94,000 bushels spot. Spot3 moderately ac
tive, lilzher, with options closing firm: No. 2
red, 7SV79f store and elevator, 79Q79?e
afloat; 7779Uc f. o. b.; No. 3 red, 74j74?ic:
ungraded led, 7331c: No. 1 Northern, 81
82c; No. 1 hard, 87KS7M: No. 2 Northern,
77K77J; No. 2 Milwaukee, 77K7 No. 3
spring, 71Jic. Onttons were lairly active,
excited mid lJilK higher; openlng'strong
and advancing l&l?ic on higher cables.
Wall street and iorotgn free buyers, de
creased amount on passage, large shortage
in Liverpool stocks, increased visible less
than expected, decreased New York stocks,
and shorts covering, reacted KKC on real
izing, and closed Arm: No. 2 red, Jnnnary,
7679 9-16c, closiug, 77c; March. 79K08OC,
closing. 79c; May, 8182Kc, closing, slc
Bye dull and nominal; Western, 5453c.
Stock of grain in stora and afloat, Decem
ber 24: Wheat, 16,882,659 bushels; corn, 2,407.
408 bushels; oats, 2,301,146 bushels; bailey,
144,526 bushels: mult, 18,680 bushels; peas, 031
bushels: rye, 105,268 bushels.
Barley dull; We3tern,6t'30c;No. 2 Toronto
Barley malt dnll: Western, 7082c; city
made CanaJa, $1 00l 05.
Cork Keceipts, 34,400 bushels; exports,
16,400 bushels; sales, 2'JO.OOO bushels futures;
112.000 bushels spot. Spots moderately active,
firm; No. 2, 4S49c elevator, 4950c afloat;
ungraded mixed, 49J450c; ,o. 3, 4850c;
steamer mixel,4849c; options were dull,
weak and c tower on the increase in
amount on pxsnge and local realizing;
December, tS04Sjic, closing I8ic; January,
849c, closing 4sjc; May, 51Ji5IJic, clos
Oats Keceipts, 76,600 bushels; exports,
2,800 bushels; sales, 100,000 bushels;
futures, 153.000 bushels spot. Spot fairly
active; mixed higher. Option dull nnd
steady; Januarv, 3G3c: May. 3839c, clos
ing 3Sc; spot No. 2 white, 41KKc: mixed
Western, itSSc; white do, 4u47c; No. 2
Hay quiet and easy; shipping, 60G5c;
good to choice, 7590c.
Ilors quint and Meidy: State, common to
choice, 2023c; Pacific coast, 2023c.
Groceries Coflee Option", firm at 520
points up: closed firm at 2545 up. Sales,
34,720 bags, Including: December, 16.20c: Jan
uary, 15.9516.05c; Februnrv. 15.75015 90c;
March, 15.65180c; April, 15.60c; May, 15 40
15.60c: July. 15" 45c; September, IS4015.55c
Spot Rio firmer and quiet; No 7,16c Suar
Raw firmer and more active; lair refining,
3c; centrifugals, 96 test, 3 7-16c; sales, 350 tons
Muscovado, 89 test, at 3c cx-dockanda cargo
of centrifugals at breakwater to Boston at
3 7-16o c.i. f; letlned.qniet. Molasses Foreign
nominal; Now Orleans quiet and steady;
open kettle, new, good to choice, 25337c
Rico in fair demand and stendv: domestic.
rair to extra. 4s?ic; japan, 45e'c
i.ottonseed oil quiet and bteady; crude,
44;c; yellow, 4747Ju.
1 allow quiet and firm; city ($2 for pack
Rosin duil and firmer; strained, common
to good, $1 321 37K-
Turpentink quiet and steady at 3031Kc.
Egos firmer: llehtieceipts; Western best,
31c: receipts, 6,613 packages.
Hides quiet and" steady; wet salted New
Orleans selected, 45 Co lbs, 57c; Texas se
lected, 5j60 lbs, 57c
Hoo Products Pork quiet and firm; old
mess, $15 00015 25; new mess, $16 00Q16 60;
extra prime nominal. Cut meats quiet and
firm; pickled bellies 9Jc; do shoulders,
Sc; do hams. llKllc Middles quiet;
Biiort clear, 8 75. Luidfirin; Western sieiim
closed at $10 bi; option Mile. 250 tierce De
cember, $10 55: January, $10 55; May, $9 95.
Dairy Products Butter in moderate de
mand and strong; Western dairy, 1724c: do
creamery, 2032c; do lactory, 1522c: Elgin,
332c. Cheose in fair demand and firmer;
part stuns, 3p9c.
Cincinnati Flour, moderato demand,
steady: fnncy,$3 153 40; family, $2 232 50.
Wheat, -good demand, strong: No. 2 reu CUc.
Receipts, 6,500 bushels; shipments, 7.500
bushels. Corn weaker, No. 2 mixed, 43c
Oats, rair demand, firmer; No. 2 mixed, 34c.
Rvo, firm; No. 2, 66c Purr, quiet, steauy,
$16. Lard, fair demand, stiong, $10 25. Bulk
meats steady, '$8 62. Bacon, dull, $9 62
$9 75. Whisky, steady, firm: sales 9&. barrels,
$1 30. Linseed oil, moderate demand, firm,
47c. Butter, qniet; fancy Elgin creamery,
32c: Onto, 2527c; prime dairy, 1719c Eggs,
23c Suarar. light demand, steady; New'Oi
loans, 3'iiic Cheese, steady; prime to
choice Ohio flat, 9X10c.
Minneapolis The Corser failure was tbe
chief topic ot gossip on the board to-day.
The opening was quite ationsr. May openod
at 70c, but soon declined under tbe selling
pressure. Then there was a lecovery to 71c.
and all through tho middle of the session
the feeling was strong. December opened
at 64c and closed at 63c There was a fair
demand for cash wheat. Sales of No. 1
Northern were princlpailv from 64Ko to
65c No. 2 Northern sold fi om 50c to 60c.
ueccrpesot wneat iiere, ois cars lor tnree
days, and at DMIuth and buperior, 785 cars.
Close: Mav. 70c: December. 65c On track:
No. lhard, GGc-.No. 1 Northern, 64Kc; No. S
Toledo Wheat lower: No. 2, cash and De
cember, 72Ve: May, 77Jic. Corn dull hut
steady; No. 3 cash, 41c: No. 3, 40c; No. 4,38c
Oats quiet: cash, 25c Rye dull; cash, 5ic
CIovereed active and higher; prime, cash,
December and January, $7 95; February, $8;
March, $3 05. Receipts Flour, 267 barrels;
wheat, 33,007 bushels; corn. 66,186 bushels;
oats. 2.052 bushels; rye, 413busnels; clover
seed, 895 bags. Shipments Flour, 2,637 bar
rels; wheat, 1,900 bushels; corn, 1,950 bushels;
rye, 600 bushels; cloverseed, 210 bags.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat higher;
Mav, 70c; No. 2 spring, 66c; No. 1 Northern,
7172c Corn quiet: No. 3. 37Kc Oats qutet;
No. 2 white, 33X31Kc; No. J do, 313iKc
Barley quiet; No. -A 69c; sample, 35&0c.
Bye quiet: No. 1, 66c Provisions quiet.
Pork January, $15 at. Lard Jan uary,
$9 67. Receipts Flour. 2.000 barrels; wheat,
bO.000 bushels: barley, 28,000 bushels. Ship
mentsFlour, 10,000 barrels; wheat, 12,00.)
bushels; barley, 7,000 bushels.
Kansas City Wheat higher and in fair de
mand; No. 2, 63K64c; No. 2 red, CSUc.
Corn weak and mixed corn generally Uo
lownr; No. 2 mixed, 3232c: No. 2 white,
S4KQ35C. Oats weak; Nu. 2 mixed, 28K29;
No. 2 white, 30631c. E.'gs firm; 2223c
Receipts Wheat, 153,000 bushels; corn. !.J9,0vO
bushels; oats. 55,000 bushels. Shipments
Wheat, 139,000 bushels; corn, 13,000 bushels;
oats, 2,000 bushels.
Buffalo Wheat No. 1 hard qnlct at 81Jic;
No. 1 Northern-, 7Sjc; No. 2 red, 77KC- Corn
No No. 2 offered m store. Receipts Corn,
20,000 bushels. Shipments Wheat, 23,000
bushels; corn, 12,000 bushels.
When on n visit to Iowa, Mr. K. Dalton, of
Luray, Eussell County, 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 having cured him of a very severe at
tack of croup. Mr. Dalton is certain that it
taved his boy's life and is enthusiastic in his
praise of the Kemedy.
TBE REALTY MARKET.
Bather Quiet After Christmas A Syndicate
of Iron Men Likely to Purchase 400
Acres Fronting on the Monongahela.
Tuesday, Dec 27.
Not a great deal of business was trans
acted to-day in the realty circles, though
quite a number of important deals were
slated for settlement
A meeting was to have been held to-day
in the office "of James H. Wilkinson be
tween the intending purchasers and sellers
of a tract of about 400 acres of
ground situated up the HonongaheU
river, but like the other contemplated con
ferences did not materialize, the Christmas
tu'key evidently having interfered, as sev
eral of the parties interested did not put in
an appearance. This deal, if it goes
through, and it undoubtedly will from pres
ent indications, will be one of the largest
transactions of the year, as it involves $200,
000. The particulars cannot be made known
as yet. The in ten ding purchasers, ho wever,
are several prominent local iron merchants,
who have formed a syndicate for the pur
pose or purchasing this land, and will re
move their works from the city to this new
Only one permit was issued to-day that
was taken out by Andrew Boehiu for a two
story frame dwelling, Morninggide road,
Eighteenth ward: oost, $850.
Reports From the Brokers.
John K. Ewing & Co. sold the property
No. 34 Craig street, First ward, Allegheny,
for James C. Dick to Mollle E. McDowell,
consisting of a brick house of six rooms and
a frame house of six rooms on rear of a lot
20x150 feet, for 54,000.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a lot 24x120 feet,
on Flsk streot, Seventeenth ward, for $2,040,
$85 per foot front. The purchaser has already
prepared to build thereon.
Samuel W. Black & Co. sold lot No. 22,
23x148, on the east side of Mathilda street, in
the Friendship Grove and Park plan, for
Baxter Thompson & Co. sold a lot on tho
westerly side of Brushton avenue, 25x120
ieet to a 20-foot alley, for $1,125 cash.
Black & Balrd void to William C. Stevens,
for the heirs of Dr. A. G. Watters, a lot on
Cobasset street, Duquesne Heights, 25 feet
front by 155 feet deep to Meriden street, tor
A. Z. Bvers & Co. sold for W. A. Black,
Esq., to George Thumm lot No. 119 in bis
plan Tenth ward, Allegheny, fronting 20
feet on Howard avenue and extending
through 100 feet to East End avenue, for $200.
MERCHANDISE MARKETS QUIET.
"Wholesalers and Retailers Operating Light
ly No Change In Elgin Creamerr Batter
Eggs Quoted Higher Poultry and
Game Firmly Held.
Tuesday, Dec 27.
The wholesale merchandise markets
opened np quietly after the double holiday,
but the quietude was only natural to the
time of year and excited no comment. Both
wholesalers and retailers are sailing close
in shore just now, and activity and note
worthy features will undoubtedly be con
spicuously lacking until well into the new
At the meeting of the Elgin butter board
yesterday sales were made at last week's
prices (30c), and as the board adjourned for
two weeks thero will probably be no change
in prices current here until after the next
meeting of the board. Htjwever, Elgin ad
vices quote a very firm market.
Wholesale groceis, dealers in hog prod
ucts, produce commission men and mer
chandise brokers had no new suggestions to
offer, but here and there a sllxhtly firmer
tone was apparent. Eggs were qnoted
higher. The only really weak spot was in
grain nnd leed, though Western markets
mani'ested an upward tendency.
Poultry and came are firmly held and in
game some prices are higher, but while tbe
demand for poultry at the moment is quiet
stocks are light and not being pressed tor
On the Chicago Board of Trade business
has been fair for the last halt of December.
Wheat and corn are kept down in value by
the continued overwhelming receipts, re
sulting in an enormous supply in ware
houses. This is especially true or wheat,
which keeps on showing great gains in "the
visible" everv week. The greatest rush
is in the Northwest, and consequently the
mammoth elevators In Minneapolis and Du
luth are fairly loaded down with wheat,
while country elevators also hold laige
quantities. Quite a number of well-known
capitalists, attracted by its extraordinary
cheapness, havo been buying wheat in a
wholesale way, Dut the price lulls back with
every largo purchase, as there is an over
whelming amount for sale. Provisions pre
sent a striking contrast to grain and are sell
ing at nu unusually high price in sympathy
with hogs. Cudahy is said to have sold a
good share of his holdings at liberal ad
vances on the prices that the pork and lard
cost him, but Charles Wright keeps on buy
ing on every break in prices. The future of
the market will depend npon whether the
hog receipts increase or continue to fall be
low tbe requirements of packers.
Grain, Fonr and Feed.
No sales occurrod on call at the Grain and
Flour Exchange to-day. The principal bids
and offers were as follows:
No. 2 yellow shelled corn 45.H 47)
Extra ,o, 3 white oats 3S 38
No. 1 white oats 37 33
Winter wheat bran .... 16 00
No 2 yellow shelled corn 45M 47Jj
High mixed shelled corn 45 46
No. 2 yellow car corn Uli CO
SI lied ear corn -.. 4'J
Ac 2 white oats 37 WX
No. 2 white middlings 17 00
No. 1 while middlings 18 CO
No. 1 timothy hay 13 25 U 75
No. 2 timothy liar 13IO
Clover bar 12 00 ISO)
Ho. 1 feeding prairie nay 9 00 9 50
No. 2 yellow shelled corn 45)f 475f
No. 2 yellow car corn 48 50
No. 2 white oats 37 iSH
t Receipts bulletined: Via the P., C, C & St.
L. 5 cars oats, 2 cars hay,!l car wheat, 3 cars
corn; via the P., Ft. W. & C 12 cars corn,
10 cars liny. 2cnrs oate, lcar feed, 1 car bar
ley, 3 cars flour. Total,31 cars.
ItASGE OF TnE MARKET.
The lollowlng quotations for grain, feed, hay
and straw aro for c.irlots on track. Dealers charge
a small advance irom sure, j
Wheat M). 2 red
Mo. 3 red
Cons No. 2 yellow ear
High mixed ear
Mixed ear ,
No. 2 yellow t-helled..'.
HIkIi mixed shelled
Oats No. l white
No. 2 while
Extra No. 3 white
Rye-No. l Western
No. 2 Western 56 (A 57
Floub (Jobbers' prices) Fancy brands, fi 75
4 85; standard winter patents, ft 504 75: spring
patents, f I 5X34 ': straight winter, ft 004 15;
clear winter. $4 75l 00: XXX bakers', Jj3 7KB3 85;
rye, 13 50(33 75.
'i he Exchange Price Current quotes floor in car
loads on track as follows:
Patentwlnter (3 THZi CO
Patcntsprlng 4 1031 15
Straight winter 3 213 50
Clear winter 3 (023 25
Low grades , 2 0C-f 55
Kyo flour 3 00s)3 25
Spring bakers 3 25(3150
Milleed No. 1 white middlings. 111 00
18 00; No. 3 white middlings, $1600(31650: winter
wheat bran. fl4 7.V3I5 00; brown middlings, f 15 5u
16 00: chop. SIC 0C21 00.
IIAY-Gnolce timothy, fl4 00(314 25: No. 1 timo
thy, J13 2513 50: No. 2 tlmothv. 51200(31250:
mixed cloTer and timothy. $125(013 W: packing.
I7CO33 0O No. 1 feeding prairie. t9 0C950; No. 2
uo. s oc8 50: wagon uj. 515 0017 00.
bTBAW Wheal, JdOO&SdO; oat, 7 00(3750; rye.
SCOAR-Patentcnt loaf. 5Xc: cnbes, 6c: pow
dered, 5e; granulated (standard). 4c: confection
ers A. 4 8-lOc: soft '. 4HS4Acr fancy yellow. 4Kc;
lair yellow, 41 j4Hc; conimon yellow. 3b(34e.
Coffee Roasted. In parkages- Standard brands.
23 3-20c; second grades. 3e: fancy grades. 27
32c. Loose-Java. StU&ilH": Mocha. a335j4c:
Maracaibo. 29c: Pealierrr, 2S28)c: Santos. 2s3
2Sc: Caracas 30!.31e: Hlo. 24.7Mc
Mci.SSES-C;ioice. d34J4c: liner. S5,H(336c:
centrifugals, 23330c; new crop lew Orleans, 44
SYliDP-Corn STrnp, 23Sc: sugar syrnp, 2630c;
fancr flavors, 31(33:c: black strap. 15(3I6c.
FnoiTS Londoa lavcr raltlns. S3 50: California
London layers. 12 103215: California muscatel,
bags. 6r.'4c: boxed, SI 15(31 25: Valencia, 7h(37Je:
Oiuiara Valencia. 8M8)-c: CallfornU sultanas. It
eilWc: currants. 4Iialc: California primes. H,S
15c: French nrunes,-8,l$(3i:c: California seedless
raisins. 1-lb cartons, 3 w. lemon peel. I0(31oJic.
KiqE-lrancy bead Carolina. 6S(3o;ic; prime to
choice, 5Vf36c; Louisiana, 5t6c; Java, SQSc;
Canneo Ooons Standard peaches. $2 0032 25;
extra peaches, f 2 3S2 M: seconds, ft 85(31 Do; pie
peaches, fl SOI 25: finest corn, fl 33(31 40: Har
lord county corn. fUJaSl 10: lima beans, fl 20
I 25: soaked. 8085c: earlv June peas, fl 151 :
marrowfat peas. 11 051 10: soaked. 75aocr trench
peas, til 50(820 (.0 H loucaus. orl 40l 50 dozen:
pineapples, fl 33(31 50: extra do. S24o: Ualiama do.
U 0J; Damson plums. Eastern, ft 25: Calirornta
pears. 2 25(32 8S; do Kreen Kages. 1 73: do egg
p urns, f I 75: do apricots, l 85(31 SO: uo extra
white cherries, 12 7102 30; do red., cherries, S-Ib
48 (o 47
4'J (A 4GK
59 (dt CO
cans. I 75; raspberries, fl 30(31 50; strawberries.
11 15l 25: gooseberries, f 1 101 25: tomatoes. 95c
fl OOfbalmon. 1-lb. (125(31 ffifblackberrles. 7580c;
succotash. 2-lb cans, soaked. 95c: do standard. 2-Ib
cans. II 2il 50: corned beef. 2-lb cans, f 1 73l SO:
co, 14-lb. 13 SO: roast beef. 2-lb. II 85: chipped
beef. 1-lb cans, $1 83(32 00: baked beans, II 2331 S3:
lobsters, 1-lb. f2 23: mackerel, fresh. 1-lb. fl 90;
broiled, fl 50: sardines, domestic, !. (3 85; Ms
fa 25: Vs. mustard. 13 CO: imported. ;s. fio 5U3
12 50: imported, Ks. IIS (A323 05; canned apples,
3-Ib. 7530c: gallons. 32 50(32 75.
oils Carbon. 1:0. 6c: headlight, 6!e: water
white. 7c: Elaine. 13c; Ohio legal test. OWc-.mlners'
winter white, 3340c; do summer, 33333c.
Large hams I 12'4
Shoulders sugar-cured 10U
Bacon shoulders 9H
Dry salt shoulders 8J1
Breasfast bacon 12
Extra do.... ............ 13
Clear bellies, smoked 10
Slear bellies, dry salt h
rled beef, knuckles 13
Lard (refined), tierces Wi
Two50-lb cases 1U?
Lard (compound), tierces..., 8I4
Hair barrels 8i
Two aYbcaVes!I:.."!!r."I.'.".'."I!!."ri! SS
Three-lb cases.. 8K
Five-lb cases 8
Ten-lb cases 8.S
MessporK, heavy 17 00
Mess pork, light 18 09
Butter and Cheese.
BtJTTin Elgin creamery. S233Kc: Ohio
brands. 281329c ; choice to fancy dairy and country
roll. 2527c: fair to medluni grades, 1824c: low
grades. 1216c: cooking. 9llc; grease. 68c.
CUIESE-Ohlo, fall made, llHXc: summer
made. 1010)c: New York, ll12c: rancv Wis
consin bnlss blocks. 14M15c; do bricks. 13313'ic;
Wisconsin sweltzer, in tubs, 13I3JiC; lunberger,
10llc; Ohio Swiss, 1314c.
Eggs and Poultry.
EOOS Strictly fresn Pennsylvania and Ohio, 27(3
23c: special marks, 20c: cold storage. 2225e.
POULTOT Live-Spring chickens. 50(360c per
pair: old cblckens. 6070c: aucks, 607i)c; eeese,
f.1 50(31 60; turkeys, ll12c per lb. Dressed
Chickens, 13l4c per lb: turkeys, 15l7c; ducks, 14
16c; geese, Jl13c.
Dried and Evaporated Fruits.
Apples, evaporated. BO-lb boxes, 9Jc per
lb: common dried, 45c: apricots, lo13c:
pitted cherries, 17c; California peaches, 14
17c; common dried, S9c; California pears.
16Jc: do plums, pitted, loc: raspberries, 2
f'2iKe: Leghorn clfon, 14 15c; dates, 5c:
is, 914c; nectarines. 10c; orange peel, 13
Berries, Fruit and Vegetables.
Cranberries were' quoted firm to-day at
$3 003 50 per box.
Apples. $2 504 00 per bbl: Florida oranges,
$2 503 00 per box: bananas, $1 252 25 per
buuen; pineapples 1015c each by tbe bbl;
do, extra large, 2225c; lemons, $3 254 00
per box; Malaga umpes, $6 OOQS OOperlceg;
Persian dates, 56c per lb by the case or
Cabbage, $2 S02 73 per bbl for native and
$15 0018 00 per 100 for German; onions, $2 50
Q2 73 for natlvo and $1 331 40 per box
lor Spanish; tnrnlps, $1 60-2 00 per ubl;
rntabagnx, $1 151 23; beets, $2 002 25: pars
nips, $2 252 50: cairots, $1 601 73; Florida
cucumbers, tl 752 00 per dozen; celery, 25
0c per dozen bunches.
Potatoes, 083c per bn from store and 70
7io on tracK. Choice Jersey sweet pota
toes. St 25 4 50 per bbl; do, seconds. $3 00
3 25: Baltimore sweets, S3 253 SO; do,
seconds, $2 502 73.
Qunll. $2 C02 25 per dozen; pheasants,
$7 007 50; prairie chickens, $5 5007 00;
Mallard ducts. $5 005 50; squirrels.
$1 231 75: rabbits, 4045s per pair; Jack:
rabbits, 75c51 00; venison, carcass, ll12c
per lb; do, saddles, ic18c
Seeps Choice mammoth cover, f3 50 per bn;
choice Western timothy. 2 05(33 15.
Buckwheat Floue ::c per lb.
Beaks New York and .altcbfean pea beans, fl 95
(32 00 per bu: hand-picked medium, fl 902)1 95:
Lima, Hme per lb: Pennsylvania and Ohio
beans, fl 7i! 80perbu.
Peas Dried, fl 80131 90 per bu; dried corn, 8J3
9)e per lb.
BEtsWAX Choice yellow. 32333c; dark. 2630c.
CIDER New country, fl 00(35 50 per bbl; sand
refined, $S 50(37 03: crab, fl 0S 50.
UONET New crop white clover, 1&320C per lb;
buckwheat. 14l6c: strained honey. 89c
Tall' iw Country rough, 3J(34c perlb ; city ren
Featuebs Extra live geese, 5SG0c per lb; No.
2 do. 43350c: mixed, 3(X340c
Nuts Peanuts, green. 3K4c per lb: do
roasted, f 1 15(31 25 per bushel; hickory nuts, Tc&
1 00: sheHbarks. fl 00(31 25: new walnuts. 60(365c:
old do. 5055c; butternuts, 5055c for old ami 603
65c for new; filberts. 9c per lb; almonds. Tarra
gona. 18c: dolvlca. 16c: do paper shell. 23c: shelled
almonds, 35c; Urazllnuts, 88&c: French walnuta.
9c; pecans. 10c; Maples walnuts, I3c; Grenoble
PiCKLEs-f4 softs 50 per barrel.
Pofcokn 3,4)ic per lb.
Hides Ureen steer hides, trimmed, 75 lbs and
np, 7c; sreen steer hides, trimmed. 60 to 75 lbs. 7c;
green steer hides, trimmed, under 60 lbs, 6c; green
cow hides, tnmmed..all weights, 4c: green bull
hides, trimmed, all weights, 4c: green calf skins.
No. 1, 6c: green calf skins. No. 2, 4c; green steer
hides, trimmed, side branded, 4c; green salt steers.
No. 1, 60 lbs and up. 7(37c; green salt cows. So,
1, all weights. 4(34)10: green salt calf. No. 1. 6 to 15
lbs, 6,S(3Wc; green salt kip. Ku, 1. 15 to 25 lbs, 45c;
runner kin, .No. 1, 10 to 15 lbs, 34c; No. Z hides,
IJic off; Nu. 1 calf, 2c off.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. Wool quiet; prices
New Yoek, Dee. 27. wool jdnll but flrmr
domestic fleece, 25J2c; pulled, 2032c;
Galvestox. Tzx, Dec, 27. Cotton easy;
middling, ?c; low middling, !c; good ordi
nary, 8c: nut and gros receiD.s, 1,159 bales;
sales, 09 hales: stock:, 136,450 bales.
New Orleans, Dec 27. Cotton quiet; mid
dling, 9kc; low middling, 9.c: good ordi
nary; 8c; net receipts, 24,777 bales; gross re
ceipts, 2d,330 bales'; exports to Great Britain,
3,850 bales: coastwise. 2,013 bales; tales, 3,203
bales; stock, 351.H0 bales.
New Yoke, Dec. 27. Cotton futures closed
steady: sales, 137,510 bales: December, $9 8;
Jnnuarv, $9 02: February, $9 74; March, $9 86;
April, $9 96; iM.iv. S10 06; June, $10 15; July,
f 10 22: August. $10 26.
New Yoke, Dec. 27. Hubbard, Price & Co.
say: The statistical position shows a vis
ible supply or 4,339,325, of which 3.241,825 aro
American. The crop in sight is 4.498.411 and
tbe movement ror the weeic 2ie,.U7. The
amount of cotton that will be in sight bv
the end of tbe year will vary Dut little from
New Yonfc, Dee. 27. SpecialA Bar silver
in London, 3Sd per ounce. Now York dealers
price for assay bars,82c per ounce.
Paius, Dec 27. Three per cent rentes,
97f for tho account. ,
London, 4 r. m. Cloie Consols, 97 9-16 for
tbe account: New York, Pennsylvania and
Ohio firsts, 29. Canadian Pacific, 90; Erie,
1iyt: Erie seconds, 104: Illinois Central, 100;
Mexican, ordinary, 21: St. Paul, common,
tsW: New York Central, 112: Pennsylvania,
55k; Reading, 26; Mexican Central, new 4-,
SJ. Bar silver, 33d. Money 1 percent.
Rate 01 discount In the open market for
both shore and threo months' bills 11
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
Buffalo. New York and Philadelphia. CH
Lehigh Valley WJi
Lehigh Navigation S:
Phlladelpbla and Eric
Northern Pacldo common 36
2ortuera Pacinc preferred 47K
' Electric Stocks.
BoSTOS, Dec 27. Special. The closing
quotations of lec,trlc stocks to-day were:
Boston Klectrtc Light Co
Edison Electric III
Westlnghuuse. second prexerred....
Wcstlughouse. first preferred
Ft. Wayne Klectrlc
Ft. Wayne Klectrlc (A)
Thomson-Houston Tr. l
Thomson-Houston Ku. Elec. Weld..
Boston Stocks Closing Prices.
Atch. & Top
Boston A Albany...
Boston A Maine....
Chi. Hur. i
Eastern it. It.. 6s..
Mex. Cent, com
N. T.4N. K
N.Y. JkN.tng. 7s
Uoston A Mont...
Calumet & Hecla
Boston Land Co....
West End Land Co-
i.amson btore S
Wis. Cent, com'....
Wis. Cent,, pfd
N. E. Tel. & Tel
Uutte li Boston Cop,
SICK HEADACHE-Carter,sL,tUe Llverpim.
SICK HEADACHE-rt,.,,,,, L,Ter pmu
SICK HEADACnE-Carter,j Llt0e LlTer pj
SICK UEADACHE-,, LatteL,Ter Fills.
Cattle Steady at the Central Tarda and Hogs
and Sheep Slow.
East Libxktt, Pa., Dec 27.
Cattle Receipts, 310 bead; shipments,
120 head: market steady at yesterday's
prices; no cattle shipped to New Tort to
day. Hoas Receipts, 1,800 head; shipments, 1,500
head; market slow: Phlladelphias. $6 800
6 83; mixed, $6 75S 80; Yorkers, $6 506 65; 7
cars of hogs were shipped to New York to
day. Sheep Receipts, 1,600 head: shipments,
1,600 head; market slow at yesterday's prices,
By Associated Press.
Chicago The Evening Journal reports:
Cattle, receipts, 7,000 bead; shipments, 2,500
bead: market slow, barely steady: choice to
prime steers, $5 505 83; lair to good, $5 00Q
& 35: others, $4 504 90; stockers and feeders,
S3 003 75; fed Texans, $3 25Q3 80; cows. $275
3 25. llogs Receipts, 11,000 head; market 5
10c higher; good mixed and packers. $6 50
6 60; common, $8 33S 40: prime heavy and
hatchers' weicbts, $6 63t S3; light, $6 4043
6 60. Sheep Receipts, 5,u00head: shipments,
1,000 head; markot steady; natives. $3 753
6 00; Westerns, $4 8005 05; fed Texans, $4 75;
lambs. $3 756 25.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 195 loads
through, 101 sale: opened irregular, bnt set
tled to abont 2023c stronger: extra steers,
$5 73. Hogs Receipts, 74 loads through, 105
sale; opened steady, but dull; heavy grades,
cornfed, $6 806 90. Sheep and lambs Re
ceipts, 22 loads through, 80 sale; opened slow
and dull for common; good grades steady,
but with few here; choice wethers, $4 90; fair
sheep, $4 40: Canada do, $4 60; Iambs, native
choice, $6 15; Canada common, $6 15.
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, 3,O0O head;
shlpmentf.LoOO head. The market was active;
steers, steady to strong; cows, 5315c, with
Instances of 25o higher; feeders qniet and
unchanged. Dressed beef and shipping;
steers. $2 856 00: cows, SI 404 00; stockers
and feeders. $2 703 75. Bogs Receipts, 3,000
head; shipments, 200 head; market 10c
higher; all grades, $5 00 5 60-,bnlt, $6 206 45.
Sheep Receipts, 100 head; shipments, none;
tbe market was dull; muttons 4Q3c
Cincinnati Hogs steady and stronger a
$5 756 65; receipts, 5.C0U head; shipments,
5,100 head. Cattle steady at $1 234 83; re
ceipts, 1,500 head: shipments, 1,200 head.
Sheep dull nt $2 753 23; receipt", 200 head;
shipments, 700 head; lambs barely steady at
$3 505 50.
Philadelphia Flour firm abd quiet; West?
ern winter clear, S3 233 63; do do straight,
S3 633 90; Winter patent, $4 004 25: Minne
sota clear, $3 0003 50; do stralgnc, $3 604 00.
Wheat Speculation strongly bullish, prices
closed llKc higher on .call; better in
quiry for export, but advance checked busi
ness: ungrauod in export elevator, 76c; No.
2 rod in ao, 75c: No, 2 red December, 75K
75?c: Jannarv, 73Ji76c; February, 7777ic;
March, 7Si78Kc corn Options firm and
advanced jiGyio in sympathy with wheat.
Local car lots quiet and steady with ample
offerings; steamer. No. 2 high mixed in
tradesmen's elevator, 48Jc; No. 2 yellow in
grain denor, 4S49c: No. 2 mixed in grain
depot, 48Jic: do 111 export elevator, spot and
January, sc: .no. -t mixeu, uecemoer, tifC'e
43c: Januarv, 473iH4Sc: February. 4SK4Si4
March. 4818Xc Oats Market for car lots
steady; trauu qniet; futnres dull; No. 2
mixed. 37c; No. 3 white, 37c: No. 2 white,
40i649Kc; No. 2 white. December. 39Kt0e;
January. 3939Xc; February, 32J$37?ic;
March, 39J40c Butter quiet and ieauy;
Pennsylvania creamery. ' extra, S031c;
Pennsylvania print, extra. 34i7c. Kgs
scarce and wanted; Pennsylvania first, 32c.
St. Louis Floor dull and unchanged.
Wheat opened strong and Jj up; the buying
was verv active; later there wns a let down
of Jic and the close was 5c abovo
Friuuy: cash, 67c, December, Wfc; Janu
arv, 67c: Februi.ry, C9e; May, 74c: July,
75c. Corn opened firm, like wheat, but
trading was light and prices soon turned
and the close was 4c under Friday; cash,
3GJc; December, 36c: January, 36gc; Feb
rnaiy. 37c: May, iVitt:; oats, samplo
lots No. 2 sold at Z3yu; May closed lower,
34c. Rye quiet. 4S$19c. Barley quiet: Min
nesota sold 53Q33C. Bran slow; sacked lots
at'mill brougnt 60Glc. and on east track,
61c. Hay firm; tlmotny, $10 0013 00; prairie,
$7 50010 00. Flaxseed higher, $1 07. Corn
meal quiet, $1 80. Bagging, liGic.
New Orleans Rice steady; ordinary to
good,23c Sugar steady: open kettle
strictly prime to choice, Z'Ac: fnllv lair to
prime, 33 l-16c; fair to good fair, 22 15-16c:
conimon to good common, 2.c; centri
fugal off white, 4J-JiJic: grav do, 34c;
choice yellow clarined. 3)3-163Jc; prime
do. 33-163Jc; off do, 3 7-163jjc; seconds,
2S3Kc Mohifses strong: open kettle fnncy,
33u;ouoice, 3031c; strictly prime, 2S)29c;
good prime, 2S27c; prime, 2425c; good com
mon to good fair, 2U23c; centrifugal choice,
18o; strictly prime, 2829c; good prime, 26Q
27c; prime, 2425c; good common to good
fair, i023; centrifugals choice. ISc; strictly
16c: prime 10 good prime, 1215c; rair to
good lair, 9llc; common to gi.od common,
67c; fermenting, 35c: syrnp, 232Sc
ISaltlmore Wheat strong; No. 2 red, spot,
75c; Decomber, 73c: January, 753c: May,
8040. Corn quiet: mixed spot, 484Sc;
year, 4S4Je; January, 47?ic: May, 50Ja
asked. Oats quiet: No. 2 wuite Western,
4243c Rye slow; No. 2, 6SVc asked. Hay
quiet and steady, $14 50&I5 50. Grain
freights dull; steam to Liverpool per
quarter, 91. Provisions firm; mess pork,
$1S 25. Butter qulot; 30331c Eggs firm,
27c Coffee firmer; No. 7, ltfjfc
New York Metal Market,
New York, Dec 27. Pig Iron dull, steady;
American, $15 50. Copper quiet and steady;
lake, $12 20. Lead firm; domestic, $3 83. Tin
firm and quiet; straits, $19 60.
New Yoke, Dec 27. The drygoods market
opened very quiet. Mail orders were few
and buyers on the spot presented no im
portant demands. Converters and cutters
wero inquiring for goods, but agents were
chiefly busy with deliveries of goods sold.
The condition of tbe market and its tone
Rio De Jaiteibo, Dec 27. Coffee First
ordinary, 12,230 rels per 10 Kilos; good second,
11,750 reis; receipts during the past week,
69.000 bass; purchases for United States,
43,000 hags; shipments to United States,
62.000 bags: stock, 158,000 bags.
SA3T0S, Dec 27. Coffee Good average,
11,100 rels per 10 kilos; receipts during the
week, 92.000 bags: purchases for United
States, 22,000 bags; shipments to United
States, 51,000 bags; stock, 359,000 bags.
The Highest Tip of the "World's Fair.
CniCACO, Dec ?T. The Illinois Ststa
building at the "World's Fair grounds was
finished to-day. The summit of the flag
pole is the highest point on the Exposition
grounds, 55 "feet above a dome which
reaches a height of 236 feet 6 inches. The
building cost 5200,000.
A Failure in Finery.
Philadelphia, Dec 27. Executions
aggregating nearly 833,000 were issued to
day against the large wholesale and retail
millinery house of Julius SicheL
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung- to Castoris,
When she bad Children, she give them Cosoria
23R AND 210 FIc'aaI A V 1SNUE,
John M. Oakley & Co.,
JANKERS AND BROKER
45 SIXTH ST.
Direct private wiro to New York and Chi
cago. Member New York, Chicago and Pitts
Local securities bought and sold for casi
or carried on liberal margins.
Investments made at our discretion anl
dividends paid quarterly.
Interest paid on balance (since 1885.)
Money to lean on calL
Information books on all markets mailed
on application. lei
Whitney Sc Stephenson;
57 Fourth Avenue;