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HONETAKY. TCESDAT Evening, March 12. Money is growing stringent In New York, and was loaned there to-dayat the rate of 12 per cent per annum. The increased stringency has caused a general decline of nearly 1 per cent in the prices of stocks from the highest prices of yester day. The revolution in Erie has caused a rise in the stock from 30} a month ago to 36} yesterday, and 35} to-day. Ingthis market, money keeps moderately easy, but It is believed the surplus of loanable funds ia diminishing, and we may look for a closer local money market before long. There seems to be a tendency in -exchange to turn in favor of New York In all the principal Western cities. In Cincinnati and Bt. Louis ex change is higher than a week ago, and in this city was quoted to-day at from 250 per 81,000 dis count to par lor sales between banks. THE YONKERS INSURANCE COMPANY. It seems to be part of the policy of some of the insolvent New York insurance companies to keep their creditors here in doubt while their oflioers buy up the claims at about half what they know the company can pay. Last week the suit to place the Yonkers Insurance Company, of New Yoik, in bankruptcy was withdrawn, on the un derstanding that a dividend waste be declared immediately. None has been declared yet, and the delay is being taken advantage of by certain parties to insinuate that the dividend is nncer join. Concurrent with this it is known that too -on the dollar is being offered by the speculators lor the claims. Patting this and that to gether, it looks as though the .offers of 50c and the insinuations of uncertainty oi dividends came from the same .source ; they lit together like the two halves of a sixpence. The ctatement of the assets and Ua> billies of the Yorkers, show that the company ought to pay at least 70 cents on the dollar. There is no reaeon why a dividend of at least 50 per cent should not be paid at once, and 20 per cent more soon. Those who hold claims against the -company should not be in a hurry to sell them for much less than 70 per cent of their face. THE FORESHADOWING OF ANOTHER GIGANTIC CON SOLIDATION OF RAILROADS. The new hne of railroad from this city to Buffo* lo.no w being built under the name of the “ Canada Southern” in Canada, and the 41 Chicago A Can ada Southern.” from a point opposite Amherat burg, on the Detroit River, to Chicago, will prob ably be completed in about a year from the pres ent dale, and, when completed, seems likelv t« become the main trunk line of the most exten sive railroad consolidation in tbs United. States except the Pennsylvania Company, and will, pos sibly, even exceed that gigantic concern in the number of miles actually controlled by nearly the-same set of Directors. t The rente, cost, and directness of this new Hue from Chicago to Buffalo, as compared with the presentLahe Shore route, or’ with any present tine through Canada, are given in the following facta winch are compiled partly from Poor's Jtailrood Manual ana partly from some addi tional facts published in the New York JZvcning Pott ot the 4th instant: The Eastern terminus of the Canada Southern is at the International Bridge now building at •Buffalo; from there the road runs west to Bt. Thomas, where a branch leads directly west to St. Clair, on the St. Clair River, a distance of 184 nrlea. The main road continues southwest from St. Thrmas to Amher&tburg, on the Detroit River,making the distance fromßuffalo 229 miles, lie Eastern connections with the seaboard will be by the New York Central, the Erie, the Midland, and the Buffalo A Washington Railways, whioh two latter roads, in connection with the Penn sylvania Railroad, will furnith two new lines to New York and one to Philadelphia, Balti more, and Washington. Its Western connec tions to Chicago will be by the Chicago A Canada Southern, from opposite Amheracburg, as well as by the Peninsular A Midland, and the Michigan Air-Line Railways from St. Clair. It will thus have four distinct lines at which connection can be made at its eastern ter minus, and five distinct lines from its western terminus to Chicago. Of the entire road 96 per cent is straight, with no opposing grade exceed ing Hi teen loet per mile. The distance by this read from Buflalo to Toledo, the terminus of the Toledo A Wabash Road, is twenty-three miles leas than by the Lake Shore. From Buffalo to Chicago, by the Chicago A Canada Southern, the distance is thirty three miles less than by the “Loop Line ” of the Great Western and the Michigan Central, lony-five miles less than by the Lake Shore “Air-Line,” and fifty-five miles less than by the Old Line of the Michigan Southern. The maximum grade of the entire Canada Southern and the Chicago A Canada Southern, which two roadk form the direct main line from Buffalo to Chicago, is fifteen feet to the mile. Both these roads are under contract to be ffniahedby the close of the present year, and are to be covered with steel rails. The road lias been built is build ing for casb. When the road is completed and folly equipped it will be represented by a capi tal (shares and bonds) of $16,000,000, and the Cui cagoA Canada Southern of $14,000,€00, making a total for the entire line from Buffalo to Chicago of $30.000,CW. The Lake Shore A Michigan South ern, its lomhern competitor, has now a capital (shares and bonds) of $74,000,000. The Great Westeis and the Michigan Central, its northern competitor, combined have a capital (shares and bonds) t>f $55,000,000. In the light of these foots it is olar that the road is one of the most im portaitnow building, and its progress will be wateltd with interest by all interested in cheap freiglts and in improved facilities for transpor tationbetween the great West andAtl antic sea board . It is however, in the names of the officers and Dixecors of the new road that we must look for the ppspeot of consolidation with a system of nearlf 2,c00 miles of road concentrated under one nanagement, and now terminating in Chi <ogo' The President ot the Canada Southern is - kr. Milton Courtright, who is a Director in both '• be Rook Island and the Chicago A Northwestern, most prominent of - tho projectors o&abniid e* of the new road are Messrs. Milton Court- John F. Tracy, Daniel Drew, William L, .Sett, Sidney Dillon, David Dows, George Op dye Henry Farnham, M. L. Sykes, John M. Buv e , H. H. Porter, B. F. Allen, John B. Alley, R.AForsyth. John Ross, J. S. Casement, ana John Casey. Of th» above eighteen* ten are Directors in the Northwestern or the Rock Island, and as the Presidency of the two latter roads is held by Mr. 3*acy,with a majority of the same Directors in iach, lit is easy to see that when the /new road t? Buffalo is finished it will be a ''practical consolidation of the Northwestern, the Rock Island, and the Canada Southern. The present activity in the extensions of the North western will make the aggregate mileage of these three corporations about 2.8C0 miles within a year from the present time. Thistast consolidation—which, if not formal and technical, will be real—will extend from Chi cago northward to Lake Superior; northwest ward £0 the centre of Dakota Territory; west ward to Omaha; southwestward to Kansas, and eastward to Buffalo. It is not to be presumed, however, that the managers will be content with out the extension of their own line to the Atlan tic seaboard; whether that extension will be sought by the building of some new line, such as the urojected “New York, West Shore A Chi* cagoV' or by consolidation with some of the ex isting roads that traverse the State of New York remains yet to be seen. Bnt whichever way it is accomplished, the building of the new short line through Canada foreshadows the eventual con solidation at about 3.300 miles of railroad. STOCKS AND RONDS. Quotations for buying and selling in this mar ket this afternoon are furnished by Messrs. Lunt, PrestonAKean as follows: Buying. Selling. United States 6's of ’Bl ns} ncg S-20’S of ’62 HU 111} *64 111} mg « ’65 Ul| 112} « ’65 Jan. and July t..110| ill « ’67 “ “ 44 Ill} 112} « ’6B 44 “ 44 112g 112| 10-40'8 107} . 107} Unitedfitates live per cents 108} United States Currency 6’a Uii 114} Chicago City 7’s 100 Cook Comity 7’e 100 Cold Exchange liog ■SterlingExchange (largedrafts) ... lO9£ollOl Gold and Gold Coupons.... 109} 110} Land Warrants, ico’e 175 185 “ “ 120*8 132 142 Agricultural College Land Scrip. ... 1730175 LATEST. New York, March 12.—Gold firm at 11010110}. Loans were from 4 per cent per annum to 1-lGper cent per day. Clearings, $2i,500,c00. Governments dull and steady. There are many •conflicting rumors and theories on the Stock Ex change regarding Erie. The stock has been ac tive all day, opening at 36}. selling up to 37, down to 35}, then gradually advancing to and closing at 364. Stocks on the general list opened steady. The market was firmer daring tho afternoon, and advanced 401 i per cent from the lowest figures of the day. The greatest improve ment was in Erie, Northwestern common, .Pacific Mail, ’Western Union, and Union Pacific. Sales of Erie were lance to day. Express stocks strong. Canton sold down to S2|, and closed at 93}. Boston, Hartford .A Erie was g per cent- better this afternoon. Columbus, Chicago A Indiana Central Is firm, with an advancing tendency on rumors from Baltimore that the Baltimore A Ohio ia trying to •wrest it from the Pennsylvania Company. The market closed steady. Money duiirg the forenoon was tight, with loans as high as 1-16 per cent. later it was of fer* d freely at 7, and closed 6 to 7 per cent. State bonds steady on Tennessee and North •Carolina. Missouri stronger; sales at9sonseo .and call. Tennessee } better. Sterling, 109}. CcnDs e ’Bi Leil . l^-----115 2 I Coups, ’67 cS •ra:;;::::::..iuS amU -es «« Coops, ’64.. lUi 1 10 40 8...... 107. Coups* ’65 list Currency 6’s U4i -Ccups, ’65, nerr 110J I MtomS” 145 . 95 l ow Tlrginiss 04 o*a Tenntsieeß 66J IOW Kortt Carolinas-SSi New Tennessee* 66} | New N. Carolinas....24} New Virginias 67 I Caito? Clo6C i : 93 New Jersey Oentn»l.US| 73* Wabash preferred.. 80, l«afe; 5* IMSS:::-.:;:: SJ‘ 6]J Terre Haute pref... 64 New York Central.. 988 Chicago * A1t0n....117 N Y Central tcrlp. 94i Chi & Alton prel--..120 Kris ....36J Ohio* Mississippi.. 4u| Smiimd -.66 Cin, CoL&Cleve.... 88 B a CWcago.Bur.AQ...l36 Harlem preferred..l 26 lAke Shore.j--. Rfadins 113} Indiana Central.— 244 Michigan Central—.ll7} IllinoisOentral 13- Pittsburgh 99} UnionPacmo.---- 3G| Nuithweetern 7si Union Northwesternpref— 9H Cen.Paciflcßonds..lo2} -NcuiLwestejnprei-- 9H -Bock 151and.........1182 COMHEKCIAIi, Tuesday Evening, March 12. The following were the receipts and shipments of dour, grain, and produce for the past twenty* four hours: Itcceived. Shipped. Ife72. 1871. 1872. 1871. Flour, brla 7,002 5.830 1,816 3,641 Wheat, hu 3.976 c.115 8,616 3.389 Corn, bu 49,160 12,125 11,775 25,072 Oats, bU 8,161 6,989 8,180 1,389 Bye.bu l/to 1,825 800 350 Barley,bu 2,140 350 4,803 4,094 Grass seed tt5..147,291 C 7,124 73,280 72,011 Flaxseed, 10b... 21,750 20,000 Broom corn, ISB. 25,270 55.980 .. . 29 754 Cured meals, lbs 02,220 ai.tvo 2,u0,984 2C6J46 Beef, hrls 42 .... 235 Fork, hrlS 640 50C 209 487 lird, toe 89.830 17,900 424,870 JoO Tallow, CSB 32.830 9,711 .... 1 9 . 140 Butter, IBP.—•• 41.680 31,478 5,401 0,980 D bOge*Ko «39 16« 876 !... Live hogs, No— 8.374 1.271 6,190 9is ciltle*NO 1.6W 1.6L2 U*s Sheep,No~ 696 179 ■ 1,365 181 , Hides, tts 1X5,325 63.970 65.660 71,000 Blghwinee.brls. 449 186 uo 665 Wool, 25s 23,126 1,635 71,702 13,941 Potatoes, bn,.... 1,(61 1,013 310 Lumber, m 1,365 215 595 1706 Shingles, m...... 1,210 2,100 911 i.gga Lalh.m .... 0 ’320 Salt, brls 70 .... 1,888 650 Withdrawn yesterday for city consumption 391 bu barter. The following grain has been inspected into store up to 10 o’clock this morning: 127 oars com and'l car oats; or 51,000 bn. * There was another season of weakness in pro duce ciiclea to-day, and the decline in the prices of several leading articles was so great as to cause some operators to characterize the markets as panicky. The Eastern news was generally blue for holders. Blghwines were dull, and again easier, in sym pathy with weakness in Now York. Sales were made of isobrts at 84c; but at the close there were free sellers at 840, and no one making a public bid of over 830. Dressed hogs were very quiet at about yester day’s prices. Sales were confined to 452 head at $5.00®5.10, the outside for choice shipping lots. A few soft sold at $4.75, and a lew pigs at $5.20. Lake freights were firm, and in good demand. The schooner Yankee Blade was chartered for com to Oswego at 180, and the schooner City of Chicago was re-chartered yesterday afternoon for coin to Buffalo at 122 c. Provisions were rather more active, but weak all around; except on pork, which was steady at about yesterday’s prices. Lard was early de pre seed about 10c per 100 its, by the news of a de cline of 3d per 112 its in Liverpool, and ruled weak throughout, with numerous anxious sellers, and many lots taken, chiefly in settlement, hleats were also weak, holders being obliged to submit to a further reduction If they would effect sales. The market in New York was lower on both pork and Urd; the stocks are telling heavily there as well as at the. West. The market closed at the following range of quotations: Mess pork, cash or seller March, $11.66011.70; do seller April, $1175011.80'r do seller May, $U92J01195; do seller June, $12,000 12 05; prime mess. $1125. Lard, cash or seller March, $8 25; do seller April, $8 30; do seller May, $8 40; do seller June, $8.5006.52|. Green meats held atsgofor shoulders; and Gi©Bo for hams. Dry-salted meats at 4o for shoulders; 6}o for rough sides; 52c for short ribs; GJOGio for short clear. Boxed meats go higher than the above quotations for loose. Boxed Com berlande, 6c. Sweet-pickled bams, 7}®9o. Bacon qvctoa *t eg'S-ejA ohonldoro; 7c for short ribs; 7i«7}olor abort clear: and lie tor Rama, all packed. Mess beef, .$8.7609.00; extra mess beef. $10.76®U.00. Beef bams, $24.00 City tallow, 808 Jo. Sales were reported of 1.165 brls mess pork, seller March, or oasb, at $12.70; 1,000 brls do, at $12.65; 1,510 brls do, seller May at $11.95; 1,000 brls do seller June at $12.00; 400 tos lard at $8.85 ; 660 tes do at $8.25; 60 tes do (kettled) at $8.50; l.cootcsdo seller April at 18.40; 1,250 tea doat SB37J; icotes doat $8.35 ; 250 tOB do at $8.825; 2,250 tes do at $8.50; 350 tea do at $8.475; 250t0s do at $8.45 ; I,BCO tos do at $8 60 ; 250 tCB do at $8 50 : 20,- COO lbs greenhouses (average 15 lbs) at 73c; 20 tes sweet pickled do at 80; 220,000 lbs shoulders at •4c ;50 boxes long clear at Cso; 150 boxes short clear at 6Jo; 20,000 lbs clear rib bacon at CJo loose: 6 brls beef tongues at $16.00. Flour was quiet; unchanged on the higher grades, with a moderate’demand for home con sumption, and dull and easier on shipping grades (low), owing to a farther depression East. Sales were reported of 100 brls white winter extra at $9.00; ico brls do at $8.50; GObfls do on private terms t ICO brls winter seconds at $6.75 ; 50 bra spring extra at $7.00 ; 200bris do at $6 50; 200 brls 00 at $6 26; 100 brie doSat $6.20; 100 brls dost $615; 150 brls do on private terms. Total, 1,150 brls. Also 10 tons bran atsic.oo. and 10 tons mid dlings at $16.50 both on track. , Wheat was more active, but again weak, de clining Iolsc, under news of a further drop in Liverpool, and a corresponding heavy feeling in New York. The heaviness hero was intensified by the fact that the market has already been on the down-grade for several days past, and a little fillip to-day was sufficient to make a great many holders drop loads which they had already found difficult to carry. There was very little doing in cash wheat, but options were taken quite freely by the shorts. Seller April opened at $1,233, declined to $1.225, improved £O, and fell to $1.22 at the close. Seller the month sold at sL2f}ol.2os; seller May at $126401.27}; and seller June sold early $1.28 All closed at inside figures. Other grades than No. 2 spring were lifeless. Cash sales were reported of 800 bu No. 2 spring at $1.21}; 10,000 bu do at $1.215; 20,000 bu do at $1.21} ; 5,000 bu do at $1.21. Total, 35,800 bu. Com was more active, but very weak, a offer ing a decline of lo on cash and near options, and 5010 on the more deferred options, there being quite a large business transacted in the latter. Liverpool was again lower, and our fine weather was accepted by many as a promise of a good crop in autumn, while New York was also weak. These things brought out so many sellers that the market broke down under the weight of offer ings, though they were liberally taken, principally by the short interest. Seller April opened at 36}0, fell to S6so, improved back }c under liberal pur chases, again weakened and closed dull at36}o. Seller May sold at 4Oso4l}c; seller June at 413& 42} c; seller July at 42042}0 ; and seller last half of April at 390395 c. Cash closed at36o. Cash sales were reported of 20,000 buNo. 2at36}c; 10,C00budoat36i; 5 000 bu do atS6o: 14,000 bu, part to arrive, at 36c on track. Total, 49,000 bo. Oats were dull, and again }c lower, thousli reported strong on New York; they were dragged down by sympathy with wheat and com. Seller the month sold at 300 : seller April at 30$ c ; seller May at 333 c, and seller June ac 34034} c, closing witn no demand. Cash sales were reported of 5,0c0 bu at 3Cc; and GOO bu strictly fresh receipts at 30$ c. Eje was weak, but more active, declining fully lo per bn on options. Seiler April sold early at 59c, but No. 2 would scarcely bring 680 at the close for the option or cash. Sales were reported of 800 b" (fteah) No. 2at 71c; and 4,000 bu do (regular) ItL OSU. Barley was easier, but more active, at 52c cash No. 2or seller April. No. 3 was nominal at 469 48c; and rejected at 439450. Cash sales were restricted to BCO bn No. 2 (Central) at 6230; 10,000 bu do at 52c ; 4CO bu rejected (Central) at 460; 800 bu by sample at 680; 600 bu do at 650. Total, 12,£00 bu. Tbo following were the stocks of grain in store in this city on the evening of Saturday last, and at corresponding dates: WHEAT. MareJi March. March 11,’72. 4,’72. 13,’71. No. 1 amber 1,230 1,230 .... No. 1 red 200 200 No. 2 red 1350 1350 653 No. 3 Winter 4,600 4.600 695 No. 1 Spring 26.214 27,214 338,613 No. 2 Spring 1,408,099 1,417,024 3,977.431 No. 8 spring 66,405 66,536 149,435 No. 1 hard spring.... 7,475 7,832 .... No. 2 hard spring..... 37,191 87.191 .... Ecjected spring 28,905 28,970 38,912 No grade spring 1,269 1,269 5,100 Total 1,586,438 1,592,916 8,510,839 CORN. Yellow 43,182 43,182 27,618 No. 1 77,017 77,017 1.073 No. 2 5,068,438 5,052.433 220,573 Rejected 117,669 117,327 10.748 No grade 1,839 1,829 28,848 Kiln dried .... 1,924 New No. 2 .... 2,478,504 Total ~..5,307,731 6,291,793 2,770,188 OATS. No. 1 6,310 6,810 6,966 No. 2 1,017,008 931,224 657,617 Rejected 73,811 71,872 33,431 No grade 1,116 1,116 Total 1,097,740 1,010,522 607,917 BYE. No. 1 65,003 55806 18,104 No. 2 234,579 232,259 62,025 Rejected 7,544 7.554 8,009 Total 297,126 295,609 83,138 BARLEY No. 2.... 449,556 455,299 258,666 No. 3 58,791 67,917 39,108 Rejected 7,997 8,831 8.595 Total 526.344 532.0C7 306,369 Total 8,815,879 bu, Including 20.439 bu in private store. Increase during the week, 87,218 bu cate, 1,617bn rye: decrease,6,44B bu wheat, 4,606 bu com. Total increase, 98,190 bu. In addition to the above amounts in store, there are afloat on vessels in the harbor 49.551 bu wheat, 916,598 bu corn, and 166,626 bu oats: total, 3,121,773 bn. One year ago vessels in the harbor contained 194,140 bu wheat and 751,668 bu com; total, 949,408 bu—two-thirds of which was includ led in the amounts reported in store.* The total amount of grain in store and afloat is 9,937,162 bn. Tie Missouri Democrat of Monday publishes the following from a Chicago operator: 44 A large proportion of the mess pork hero is held by speculators on slender margins, and a further decline of 25 or 50 cents will In all proba bility precipitate a panic through the anxiety of the money loaners slaughtering the owners in trying to sell, in order to realize before the margins all expire. The decline of $1.25 gold in Liverpool on pork m the last three weeks dees not have a very en couraging effect, and the hogs keep coming. The total packing of the whole country is full 1,300,000 more than last year. The seabord packing is un precedented, and second mess pork relatively much cheaper than it could be laid there from the West. In breadstuffs I look for an advance on wheat, flour, and rye. The receipts of wheat are next to nothing; the shipments to mills on Ohio River alone exceed the receipts. The stock of flour here is less than I ever knew it before. The stock of wheat is about 1,000,000 bushels less than last year, and a steadily increasing demand coming in. We are shipping car loads of flour to Macou, Georgia, from here on orders, and expect to do considerable with the South before the new wheat comes in. The above simply shows that all Chicago opera tors are not necessarily able to look into the middle of next week. Pork, so far, is Arm, and wheat, flour, and rye have all fallen off since that letter was written ; the latter are still weak. LATEST. In the afternoon there was little doing, but wheat and com were both flirmer than at I o’clock. At the 4 o’clock call there was more doing than yesterday, with the following re sults : Mess Port, seller April, sale at $11.72*; clOEcd with £11.70 bid; do seller May at $11,921 bid, $11.06 asked. Lard is wide, except on seller June, which sold at $8.55. Meats inactive; s|c bid lor 500,000 lbs. short ribs, seller June. 'Wheat, cash, SI.SCJ do last hall, sold $1.21. closed with $1,205 bid; do seller April sold closed at $firstname.lastname@example.org: do seller May, sold Eat $1,262; closed with $1,262 hid. Corn sold at 362 c; do seller April sold at 3G3c, and closed with sego; do seller May closed at 40?& 40|c; do seller Jnne sold at 41c; closed at 405®4ic. do July sold at 420. Oats sold freely at 30gc seller April; nominal at ss|@33jo seller May. For corn 450 was bid, buyer the year; and for wheat seller the yearisl.lsJ was hid, and $1.17 asked. . CHICAGO DAILY MARKET. Weekly Review* Tuesday Evening, March is. BUTTER—The week just closed has witnessed nn important changes in the condition of this market. The demand for choice table butter keens steadily in excess of the supply, and the Sttifi arriving from day to day la picked up at fnUprioes?Ol other descriptions tfie supply is infp&l eioesslre. In fact, and-while prices are not onotahlr lower there la a weak feeling aU Mere la a steady, fair movement both on°locai and ahipplng aooonnt, mid Bales were et iectedatthe following range ot prices: Btnotly cho)cedalty,Ma27o; to toohoioe tub and Hr kin. 163 220: inferior to common, 7'»«4C. BAGGING —Trading in this department has ruledaWUta etacklhronghoat the' week and while there has been no material softening in prices a less buoyant feeling has prevailed. The fetccks are not large, but are sufllotent to meet all requirements, and orders arc l>elag promptly tilled at the annexed quo WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 18, 1872.' tatlona : Stark, 39}0; Grahampton, 37}0; Phila delphia, 37}0; Ludlow, 37j0; Lewiston, 87o; American, Sso; Royal River. 350; burlaps, bags, 2]}022}0; gunnies.single, 19}02O}o; do double, 28} c; woolsacks,7oc. , •* BUILDING MATERIALS—The rolume of busi ness transacted in this branch of the market lua been comparatively small, the unfavorable weather of the past week: baring materially re tarded building operations. In prices, no quota ble changes have taken place; the following rates-, being firmly sattained ail around: Stucco, 32.75® 300 NewYorkstnoco casting,s3.76o4.oo; superfine' do, $4 00®4 25; cement, $1.76; Bosendale cement, - $3 0003.25: marble dust, $s 00; lime in balk. $125: rhlteeana,-? brt. $3.0003.25; plastering hair, & bn, 35040 c; fire brick, per 1,000, $40.00090100; bond ing brick, $12.00016.00; fire clay; $4.0005.00 P bn BEANS—Continue in good demand, not only to satisfy local wants, but for. shipment, and as the receipts are very moderate, the market remains firm at the advance established a fortnight ago. We repeat our list as follows : $1.6001.75 for com mon; $i 8502.12} for fair to choice medium, and at $2 2502.50 for navies. - BROOM COEN—Is very quiet, but steady. We quote: Common, S4O 00070,00 ton; fair to me dium, I8O.OO01COO.COO; choice, $110.000180.000, and choice hurt, $140.000180.00. COOPERAGE—Was quiet, and unchanged. We quote : Pork barrels, $l2OOl SO; lard tier ces, $1.600167; whiskey barrels, 5L9002.10 flour barrels, 50063 c. Staves and headings quoted at $lB 0(020.00 for pork barrels, and $6.5009.00 for barrets. CHEESE—An advance of lo has been establish ed In New York factory, and }o in Western grades, since the date of our last review, and there are indications of a farther upward move ment, as prices here are still relatively lower man at the East, and stocks are generally light There Is a fair inquiry, and all prime goods are “stiff” at the quotations: New York factory, genuine, 18019 c; Western factory, 18016 c; Ohio factory, 16016|0. COAL—With the single exception of Blosaburg, which is in short supply, and 600 per ton higher, the different varieties of coal are steadyatlast week's prices. Business is more quiet. We now quote: Lehigh,prepared, $12.00012.60; Lehigh, lump, $11.60; Lackawanna, $11.60012.00; Erie, $1000; Briar Hill, $lO 00; Walnut Hill, $10.00; Caerry Mine. SBXOO9 00; Indiana. $8.00; Hooking Talley. $7.6008 CO; Blossburg, $9.60010.60; Minonk, sc.6o; Wilmington. $6 00. CIDER— Remains firm. There is a fair inquiry at $8X009.00 per brl, according to quality. DRUGS AND CHEMICALS—Prices have been more than usually steady since our last report, there having been no quotable change in any article in the list. Business continues steadily active at the subjoined prices: Acid, citric. IS $1.35 0 ... Acid, oxalic. IS 38 0 40 Acid, tartaric, powdered, IB 70 0 75 Ammonia, oarb.. IS 23 0 25 Axle-grease, Bidwell’s, doz 1.50 0 .... Beans, Touqna, IB 0 1.10 Borax, ref.. IB *B6 0 88 Blue-vitriol, IB 14 0 16 Corrosive sublimate 1.20 0 1.25 Cream tartar, pure, IB 48 0 60 Cochineal, Bond., IB 90 0 1.00 Chloroform. IB 1.45.0 1.50 Glycerine, 1-1B bulk, IB 83 0 38 Gum camphor, IB 80 0 85 Gum ouium. lb 7.25. 0 7.50 Gum shellac. IB 45 0 60 Glue, white, IB 40 0 60 lodine, IB 13.50 0 .... Lye, cone, case... 6.00 0 .... Morphia, sulpb.. oz 6.60 0 .... OU. bergamot, Sand., IB 6.00 0 6.50 Oil, castor, gal 1.25 0 1.60 Oil lemon, Sanderson’s 7.00 0 7.50 Potaesa, cblor., tt 65 0 .... Potassium, cyan, fused, lb 85 0 .... Potassium, iod., tt 9.60 0.... Potash, Babbitt's, case 8.00 0 .... Quinine, eulph., oz 2.60 0 2.76 Red precip., IB 1.40 0 1.60 Root ipecac, ppwd., IB 2.25 0 2.60 Root rhei, E. 1., powd., a 1.60 0 .... Sal epsom, tt 4}o 6 Silver nit., oryst., oz 1.1001.15 Soap, caatile, gen., tt 14 0 .... Sulphur, tt 6 0 6 EGGS—Under liberal receipts the market has been somewhat unsettled, and prices, to-day, were lower, sales making at 10017c—chlelly at the inside figure. FRUITS—DRIED—The volume of trade exhib its a slight falling oil, as compared with the pre ceding two or three weeks, but this is attributed to the unfavorable character of the weather,and has not resulted in any 44 softening" in priooa. All descriptions are firm, but apples are especial ly so, as the supply is light, and chiefly in the hands ef speculators, who are refusing to sell at the current rates. Foreign fruits and most vari eties of domestics are In fair stock and our deal ers are prepared to fill orders promptly. We quote: Dates, 9|01Oo; figs, drums, 16017 c; figs, box, 200210 ; Turkey prunes, old, 0010 c; do, new, 12012|o; French, do, 14015 c; raisins, new, $3 0003.15; blackberries, 16|0l6o; pitted cherries, 85036 c; peaches, pared, 22023 c; peaches,halves, 8109 c; do, quarters, 708 c; currants, 1001010 ; ap ples, new, Southern, 8|09o; do, new, Western, &109lo; do, new, Michigan, 10011 c, FISH—A reasonably active business has been doing in this market daring the week, and the feeling is still very firm. No changes have taken place in values, the following being the current pilces: No. 1 whltefisb, $5.2506 60; No, 2 do, $5.0005.26; No. 1 trout, $5.0006.25; No. 1 shore mackeral, $10.00010.25; No. 1 bay, $8 6009.00; No. 2 shore mackeral, $8.0008.60; No. 2 bay maokeral, S7 C 007.50; No. 1 shore kits, $2.0002.10; No. 1 bay, $1.6001.60; family kits. $1.1501.20; bankood,s6 00 06 60; George’s cod, $7,0007.50; box herring, No. 1,40045 c; box herring, scaled, 46060 c; California salmon, half brl, $10.50011.00. GREEN FRUITS—OnIy a light demand exists for green fruits, and the general market is weak and unsettled. Choice sound apples are being held with firmness, but other fruits may‘be bought at a concession from the quotations: Apples, from store. $3.0004.50; cranberries. $9.00 011.60 for wild, and $13.00014.00 for cultivated; lemons, $5.0005.50; oranges, Messina, s>* box, $5.60 06 co. GROCERIES—The demand for groceries con tinues steadily active, and the volume of business transacted during the past week exceeds that of any former week at this season of the year. But notwithstanding the unusual activity, thegener ai market has ruled «uUr. and in coffees and re fined sugars a decline is noted. Wo now quote: Candles— Star, lull weight, 190198 c; steanne, 160160, Coffees—Choice Rio, at 2480248 c; prime do at 2880231 c: good, at 2210238 c, common, at 2040 21J0;0.G. Java, at 288®32 Jo; Singapore, at 2*Bo 2&8 c; Costa Rica, at 24|02580: Miracaibo, at 240 24i0. Rice—Rangoon, at 80880 : Carolina, at 9|o 980. Sugars— Hard sugars, at I23013io; A, standard, at 120128c; A,N0. 2, at ll|0l2o; £,atlllftll|o; XC, at 1110113 c; C, at ll80U|c: choice brown, at ic|0llo; fair do, at 1001080 ; New Orleans do, at 98011 c; molasses, do at 00100. Syrups— Diamond, at $1.2501.30; common mo lasses, at 800360; Porto Rico molasses, at 450 6O0; good sugar-house syrup, at 400600; extra, at 60065 c; choice silver drips, extra fine, at 80035 c; New Orlean a, at 55070 c. Spices—Allspice, at 1340140 ; cloves, at 100200 ; cassia, at 40042 c; pepper, at 2140220; nutmegs, at $1.20®1 25. Soaps—French mottled, at 6406}0; standard, at 6i@6Jo ; German mottled, at 71® 71c; White Lilly, at 7074 c; White Hose, at 64070; brown Windsor, at 4404Jc; palm, at 4044 c. Stabch—Gloss, at Si'SlOo; corn, 100104 c; laun dry. at64®7o; common, at 50C4c. HAY—Utile or nothing ia doing in this article, aside from meeting the current wants of local consumers, and the weakness noted a week ago is still a feature of the market. The receipts arc, at present, light, owing to the low prices preva lent, bat the offerings are quite snnlcient to sup ply the demand. We quote the wholesale prices paid by dealers: On track—Timothy, beater pressed. sl3 00013 50; do, loose pressed, $12.00® 12.50 ; prairie pressed, $8 5039.60. On wagon— Timothy, loose, S1O.OO011OO; prairie, loose, $8 000 9.C0. For delivery of pressed hay, 51.0001.60, ac cording to distance. HIDES—In this market we have no changes to report. The demand continues steadily fair, and all offerings are promptly taken at the quoted >nces, which are as follows: Green salted cared,, ight.ilc; do heavy, l0|o; part cored, 10011c; green frozen, 809o; murrain kip, llio; veal kip, 14c; green calf, 170; dry salted, 16017 c; dry kip, 230; dry calf, 260; dry flint, 19020 c; deacons, 50065 c; nrnbby, scored, cat, or otherwise damaged, two hirde price; branded, 10 per eent off. BIBON and STEEL—The market Is steady and fairly active at the prices given below; Horse-shoe iron Cio Bar iron 4 6-100 4 7-10 rates Heavy band 51-100 5 310 rates Light band 5 5-100 6 7-10 rates Hoop 5 8-100 6 rates Oval. 51-100 6 310 rates Bound and square 4 6-100 4 7-10 rates Half oval ana half round 5 4-100 5 6-10 rates Busslan iron, perfect. 20 rates Boesla, No. 1, stained 18 rates Sheet iron CJ 0 6 races Norway railroad 7J 08$ rates German plow steel ....9 012 rates Bessemer plow steel... 101 012$ rates Spring and tire steel 0 011 rates LEATHEE—Business is slowly improving, and a fairly active movement is now witnessed. Prices are firm all round; especially so for domestic stock, which the* high price of hides makes it impossible to produce at the current rates. We quote: HEHLOCK. City harness .370 .39 Bongh np- Conntryhar- per. 11 to ness 340 .36 13 Use 350 .37 Line city, 4P* Bongh np tb 390 .42 per, 14 to Kip, & » 80® 1.00 18 lbs 320 .34 Kip, veals... 1.000 1.16 Rough up- City upper per, dam- No. 1, &It .260 .29 aged 280 .30 City upper Buffalo No. 2, &ft .250 .27 slaughter, Country up- sole, best. .340 .86 per, No. 1. .230 .26 Buffalo Collar, It. .210 .23 slaught e r Calf, city... $1,200 1.40 sole, No. 1. .310 .33 Calf, conn- “BA” sole .31® .32 try. 1.100 1.25 „ .. oak. Calf $ 1.25® 1.45 French calf. Kip, No. 1, 24 to 26 lbs $1,900 2.20 medium... ,800 1.00 French calf, Kip, No. 1, 26 to SO lbs 1.800 2.10 heavy. 75® .85 French calf, Harness 400 .45 30t036 Iba 1.600 2.00 French calf, French kip, jodot 65.00085.00 Goto 100 lbs 1.000 1.60 French calf, Lcmoine.. 60.00080.00 LUMBER—The market was steadyatthe prices ruling for some time past, there being no new features. The demand Is steady, but not active, as many buyers hold off, anticipating a decline. We quote: First and second clear $48.00 052.00 Second clear, 1 inch to 2 inch 47.00050 00 Third clear, 1 inch 39.00&40.00 Third clear, thick 43.00045.00 First and second clear flooring,togeth er, rough -40.00 First and second clear siding, together 23.00025.00 Common siding . 20.00 Common flooring, dressed first 23 00 Common flooring, dressed second 29.00030.00 Wagon box boards, selected, 16 inches end upwards 33 00040.00 A stock boards 34 00035.00 B Stock boards -- 29.00030 00 Common boards 22.00 Joist, scantling, small timber, etc., 1C feet and under - 20 00 Fencing 18.00019.00 Joists and scantlings, 18024 feet 20.00028.00 Pickets, square... 16,00018.00 Pickets, fiat 18.00 Cedar posts, split 16.00018.00 Cedar posts, round 20.00022.00 Lath 4.250 4.75 Sawed shingles, No. 1 1.250 2.75 Sawed shingles, A or star 4.00 Shingles on track are steady at $3.37403.50 for A or Star, and $1.5002.00 for No. 1 sawed. METALS AND TINNERS’ STOCK.—W© have to note a farther advance of 600 in tin plate and 2o m copper bottoms, the upward movement heie being in sympathy with an advance in New York. The demand continues large, and the market is qnoted firm at the following revised list: Tin Plate—lo,loxl4, $14.00; do 12x12, $14.50; do CO; do roofing, IC, sl3 50. Fig Tin—Large, 45c; email, 460; bar, 470. Sheet Zing—Full cask, Hie; less quantity, 12c; slab. 90. Sheet Iron-No. 24, 6o rates. Copper—Copper bottoms, 420; braizers*, over 12tte,380; tln'd copper, 870. ‘ .... Wire—2 to 6.8o; 6.8, and 9, 10c; 10 to 11, no» way as high as 270280 have been obtained out 12, !2}o; is and 14, 12}o ; leandieo. 16o; 17. Iso, 18,160; 19.100; 20, 200 ; full bundle, 20 per cent discount;fence wire, by ton, 7}o per io;b(Us, ■ 7i NAlLß—Remain eteady and firm at 35 25 rates. The demand is active ot the annexed quotations. tod to 60d per keg, $5 25; 8d per keg, $o 60; 6d per keg. $5.75; 4d per keg, $6.00; 3d per keg. $6 75 , fine 3d per keg, $8 00. blue 2d, common, per Keg, $9.00; clinch, $7.60. . ft OlLS—Values have undergone no material . change. Linseed, carbon, and turpentine are firm, while other aeaoriptione rule steady. There is a fair and increasing the annexed quotations: Carbon, 24}0250, extra winter lard, 85o; No. 1, 750; No, 2, 650, linseed-raw, 950; do boiled, $1.00: whale, 950, sperm, $2.1002.15; neatsfoot oil, 9OC01.CO; Dana ou, CCo; straits, 700: elephant oil, $1.00; turpen tine, 980. , , POTATOES—Are steady at about last weeks prices, common mixed lots selling at 760780,-and good to choice straight lota at 9Ooosl.Os—from store. The supply is fair, and the demand good. POULTRY—Prices were firm to-day at the an nexed quotations: Chickens, dressed, dozen. $3 €004,76; turkeys do, }>* tt, Uol3}c; geese, do f dozen, $7.00010.00; do, live, $9.00011.00; ducks. $3 500 4.50. A A ' PAPER—The market rules quiet and steady at former rates. We quote: News, 13}014o; book, 18020 c: common wrapping, 3}040. PAPER STOCK—Is in light demand, and prices remain nominally unchanged, as follows: Cotton rags, mixed, 3}03}0; all cotton, mixed, 4}04J0; woollen rags, i}o; woollen rags, soft, 7}o; Manilla rope. 4|o; sacking, 340. _ , . PAINTS AND COLORS—Trade ia improving, and the market is quoted firmer for all goods in the list, though no decided advance has vet taken place. We repeat our quotations, as follows: WHITE LEADS. Strictlypure $ _*®lLso Fancy brands....... 10.50011.00 ZINC. Genuine TieiUe Montague American Snow 'white COLORS. Railroad Colors 11-50 Rochelle 0chre......4.6096.00 -English Yen red.......................... 8.6091.00 English orange mineral.... 15.00 English red lead 13.60 American red lead. 11.50 Paris white............................... 4.0091.50 Whiting 2.50 PIGIRON—A further advance ot 11.00 per ton is noted in Scotch pig. The demand is large, while the supply is extremely light. We now quote: No. 1 Scotch, Coltncss No 1 Scotch, Sammerlee 53.00 No. 1 Scotch, Glengamook.*. 63 00 No. i scotch, Egmuon ca oo No. 1 Lake 5uperi0r......... 60 oo No. 2 Lake Superior. . 49.00 No. 1 Tuscarawas 62.00 No. 1 Missouri 49.00 SALT—Is quiet and steady. We quote: Sagi naw, fine, $2.16; Onondaga, fine, $2.16; coarse, $2.20, and diamond C, $2 40 & brl. SEEDS—Timothy was more active than for sev eral days past, and firmer on the lower grades at $2.550 266 for common; $2.70®2.80 for fair; $3.00 lor good; ands3 05&8.i0forprioie. Clover was quiet at $5.6505.76, and $6.00 zor mammoth. Mil let, 750800. Hungarian sold at 75085o; and fiax was nominal at $1.6501.80. TEAS—Remain quiet and steady. We quote: Young hyson, common to lair, 580 C3c; good. 60074; choice to extra, $1.20ft135; superior to fine old hyson, 9O0S1.1O; common im perial, 73080 a; good to choice do, 90c051.10 ; fine to good gunpowder, 78096 c; choice to extra, $L260l 43; choice to extra Japan leaf, 98oft$l.l0; fair to good do, 700800; colored natural leaf Japan, 60070 c; common to fine Oolong, 00065 c ; good, 70080 c ; choice to extra, 90oft$i 00. TOBACCO—In this market a fair business is doing, and prices are firm at the following range: Chewing—Extra, 95c95l 00; choice, 85990 c; common, 65970 c; poor, 65-9600. Smoking—Extra, 80932 c; medium, 25928 c; common stems, 22924 c. Plug—Natural leaf, 90995 c; half bright 709 8Co; black, sound. 58962 c. WOOD—Is in demand and prices are steady as follows: Beach, $12.00; maple, $13.00; hick ory, tII.CO slabs, $8 0099.00 delivered. WOOL—Continues in active request, and a firm and buoyant tone still pervades the market. The only decided change during the past week was an advance of 2o in prime tnb-waaned. We qnote: Washed, fine, in good condition ...60964c Washed, medium, in good condition C 09660 Washed, coarse - 68981 c Unwashed, fine 319420 Unwashed, medium 389450 Unwashed, coarse ...40946a Tub-washed, prime condition 75985 c Tub-washed, poor to good condition 60973 c Dingy and poorly washed wool, 29100 less; burry and catted wool, 3916 c less. RAIL FREIGHTS—Are active to the extent of the freight room available. The following are the present rates per 100 its: Salted Fourth Flour and Grain in bulk From Chicago to class, cornmeaU bulk, meats. Is GW York 65 1.30 65 75 Boston 70 1.40 70 80 Pldl. and Balt 60 1.20 60 70 Albany, Troy and Schenectady...: 60 L2O CO 70 Montreal and Pres cott 60 1.30 60 70 Toronto 35 70 35 40 Buffalo. 35 70 35 40 Dunkirk 321 65 32j 37i Erie 30 60 SO 88 Cleveland. 27* 55 2?* 82* Detroit, Monroe, and Toledo. .25 50 25 SO Grand Rapids 25 60 25 E. Saginaw, Bay City and wenona-.,......30 80 80 Indianapolis. 25 '6O 25 Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayt0n..........80 60 80 ... Newark, 0 40 80 40 Wheeling 45 90 45 Washington. D. C 70 1.40 70 80 Charleston, S. C 85 1.70 Savannah, Ga.... 85 1.70 s ... OBZOXOO SStVT GOODS MARKET, In comparison with last week there has been some improvement in the demand for dry goods, the attendance of country buyers being percepti bly on the increase. All our leading dealers are doing a larger business than at this season last year, and a good feeling is evinced all around. The stocks, both of domestic and foreign textiles, are large, and seem to have been selected with more than ordinary care,and all orders are being filled promptly and satisfactory. Among the changes during tho week is noted an advance of lo in Wamsutta bleached cotton. We quote: * PRINTS. Cocheco 12 c Garner .11 c Mcrrlmao D 1U Amoskeag 10 Dunncll 11* Mourning 11 Richmond 11* Mallory Pink 13 Spragne 11* Wamsutta 8* American ll* GINGHAMS. Lancaster 14 o I Glasglow 12* c Bates 14- I Hartford 11* BROWN COTTONS. Indian Head, 4-4....15 Medford I3*c Indian Head, 3-4....12* Atlantic P 12* Atlantic A, 4*4 15 Agawam F 12* StarkA 15 Lawrence LL 12* Great Falla E 14* UtioaO Ul PINE BROWNS. Nashua E 16 c PepporellO I2*c Nashua R 14* Pepperell N ll* Nashua 0 13* Massachusetts B 8.13 Pepperell E 14* Dwight Star 14* Pepperell B 18* Portsmouth P 9 BLEACHED COTTON. Lonsdale cambric..23*o Blackstone,AA,eoft.l6 o New York mils 22 Hill, 4-4 17 Wamsutta 1.20 Boot, E. 4-4 13* FruitoftheLoom4-4.18 Canoe, 3-4 8* Lonsdale, soft 18 « TICKS, Swift River 13 ;o Amoskeag, ACA 81 o Amoskeag, D .......18 WiMow Brook ..26 Amoskeag, C .......20 Minnehaha, 7-8 .....30 Amoskeag, B .......22 Mlnnftlittlin., 4-4 .....35 Amoskeag, A 26 DENIMS. York, blue 26 c Otis, CC, blue 18 o Amoskeag, bine and Warren, AXA, hr’n.23 brown 26 .Warren, 88, brown.2l Otis, AXA, blue ....23 Warren, CC, brown.lß Otis, 88, blue 21 STRIPES. American, 3-3.- 12*01 Amoskeag, 3-3 10 c American, 6-3 13* ) Amoskeag, 6-3 20 CORSET JEANS. Nanmkeag sateens.l 7 o I Canoe River lljo Pequot sateens 16* | Bates 10* CAMBRICS. Garner, 34 09ioo|Paper iß*9l4*o terms: Spool thread, grain bags, etc., 30 days, or 1 per cent off 10 days. Domestics, cottonades, Kentucky jeans, etc., 1< per cent off 30,2 per cent off 10 days. Regular department goods, 4 per cent off 60, 5 per cent off 30,6 per cent off 10 days. CHICAGO LIVE-STOCK MARKET. Tuesday Evening, March 12. The receipts of live stock during the week, up to this evening, were as follows: Cattle. Hogs . Sheep . Monday 1,598 3,374 696 Tuesday 2,433 6,973 2,203 Total 4,031 10,347 2,899 Same period last week.. 4 527 13,283 3,274 Week before last 4.681 14,217 1,757 The following were the shipments: Cattle. Bogs. Sheep. Monday 1,612 5,190 1.355 firm tone that has pervaded the cattle market for some time past is still preva lent; the market ruling strong to-day at the ad vanced prices established yesterday. The re ceipts, as will be seen, have been light so far this week, the total up to this evening being only 4 031 Lead, or too less than for the same period last week, and 650 less than week before last; hence, under an active shipping demand, and a fair-inquiry from hatchers and feeders, sales were quick, and at prices that could scarcely prove otherwise than remunerative to sellers. The quality of the stock marketed fell somewhat below that of yesterday, though it was better than the average of the past few weeks, and better than is usually seen in the market at this season of the year. The beet droves were taken on New York. Albany, and Boston accounts, at $5.7696 85 for choice to extra steers averaging from 1,300 to 1,637 B>s. Among the notable sales were 27 head, averaging 1,394 ids,ats6.4s; 64head, averaging 1,487 IBs.at $6.50,; and 28 head, averaging 1,637 IBs, at $6 83. Common to good fleshy steers of from Ifim y> 1,350 ids were in demand for such points as Pitts burgh. Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Buffalo, at $4,7595 60. The bulk of the stocktaken for ship ment, however, was bought at $6 0096.00. Stock ers and butchers’ stuff were active to the extent of the supply, all tho offerings meeting with ready sale at full former rates. The pens were empty at the close, and, unless the arrivals dur ing the remaining days of the week prove larger than is now anticipated, the present high prices will, no doubt, be firmly sustained, CLOSING PRICES. M « i_ . rftrt Extra—Graded ateere, averaging 1,500 tos and upward .48.60»6.70 Choice Beevea—Fine, fat, well-formed 3-vear to 5-year old steers, and aver- • -aging I,B£o to 1,450 188 5.75®6.20 Good x Jeeves Well fattened, finely formed steers, averaging 1,200 to 1,350 Qjp 5.20®5.50 Fair Grades—Fair steers, in fair flesh, averaging 1,050 to 1,250 IBs • • 4 Medium Claes—Mediomsteers and good cows for city slaughter, averaging 800 to 1,100 lbs - 3.6034.70 Stock Cattle-Common cattle In decent flesh, averaging 700 to 1,050 1b5..... Inferior—Light and thin oows and steers 2 76®3.z0 CATTLE SALES TO-DAY. . jf Q A. v. Price. 17’choice Shipping steers 1.285 $3.80 24 calves J gSi ll choice steers V**® B r zL* 18 good steers - •*»;**} 37 medium steers /:.% 16 choiceshipping steers 1.416 b.ooj 1C choice shipping steers 1.337 6.85 ic choice shipping steers 1.6.W 18good steers...., . c w 33 good steers 1,268 6.60 .40 medium steers i,iu 6.00 16 choice steers ..1,379 6.90 16 choice steers 1,307 6.00 60 Texas cattle 1,252 4.25 16 good smooth steers.. 1,244 570 64 medium steers 1,191 475 22 light smooth steers 1,049 612} no light smooth steers 1,132 560 ;64 extra steers 1,487 6.50 27 extra steers... ..1,894 6.45 28 extra steers....... ...,...•.1,637 6.85 145 Texas cattle .....1,035 4xo ■IB Texas cattle 973 8.60 16Texas cattle ...1,100 625 60 Texas cattle 1,253 600 16 extra steers 1,437 c.so 17 choice steers... 1,223 675 32 choice steers 1,353 600 18 COWS 1,029 4.60 16 choice steers 1,370 600 70 choice steers 1,245 5.90 24 butchers’ cows 907 375 10 butchers’ steers 1,041 4 37} 17 prod steers 1,216 6.50 HOGS—The hog trade was agvin active to-day and for light, smooth, even lots a shade better prices were realized. There was considerable common light stock on sale, but we learned of no transactions below $4.40, and few below $4 45, while the larger transfers were at $4,600 4 65. A few droves were taken at $4 7004.75, and m a single instance $4.80 was paid. The pens are empty and the market closed strong at $4.3504.45 for common; at $4.5004 55 for medium; and at $4.600475 for good to ohoice. . HOG SALES TO-DAT. No. Av. Price. No. Av. Price. No. Av. Price 48 218 $4.60 50 812 $4.55 41 276 $4.45 87 174 4.45 65 239 465 63 216 4.55 £62 202 4.40 20 301 4.60 48 250 4.45 169 254 4CO .88 207 4.50 47 327 4.624 58 257 460 58' 249 4.75 70 214 4.60 64 234 4.60 61 250 4.50 60 197 4.50 61 222 4.55 54 191 4.40 33 210 4.60 54 268 480 103 224 4.80 22 160 4.40 68 262 460 63 209 4.60 66 257 455 127 229 4.50 64 188 4.50 36 317 460 65 202 4.60 61 209 440 67 195 450 44 304 446 55 225 4.50 61 177 4.45 63 2C5 4.46 60 235 450 40 264 4.50 €3 224 450 37 246 450 66 169 4.55 62 259 4.50 67 194 4.60 54 243 4.55 66 200 4.45 65 192 450 30 223 4.65 ~ 66 216 450 40 291 465 51 311 4.60 63 216 465 65 251 460 64 224 4.50 GO 2TG 460 66 172 4.55 61 223 4.60 71 195 4.40 CO 234 4.65 62 212 450 ICS 260 4.65 73 180 440 60 238 4.60 65 261’ 465 76 190 4.50 76 196 4.50 66 203 450 92 150 4.40 68 185 440 69 250 450 62 _ 258 _ 456 14.50 12.50 11.00 SBEEP—Exceeding firmness still characterizes the sheep market. The receipts were fair, bat fell short of the demand, and. the pens were cleared at a farther advance of l2|o per 100 its. Sales were reported at $5 5008.60—the outside price for an extra drove averaging 119 lbs. All sold and the market closed firm at $5 0005.75 for common, 1C.0056.75 for medium, and at 57.00ft8.00 for good to really choice. RABBETS B7 TELEGRAPH. Liverpool, March 12—11:16 a. m—Flour, 250 26b Cd. Winter wheat, lla Cd ; do No. l, lie; No. 2, lls; white, llsßd. Corn, 27a 9d0285. Pork, 655. Lard, 43s Cs. Receipts for last three days, 21,000 qra, 17,000 of which arc American. Liverpool, March 12—1:20 p. m.—Flour, 250 26e. Spring wheat, 10s lOdolls. Corn, 27s 6do 27b 9d. Lard, 435. London, March 12—5 p. m.—Consols, money, 9210928 ; account, 92gft92|. Bonds, '62s, 92|; '668. 931 ; ’OTe, 93; 10.40 a, 891. Paris. March 12.—Rentes, 66f 670. Liverpool, March 12— Evening.—Cotton heavy; middling upland, 110113 d; Orleans, llgd. Sales, B,cco hales; speculative and export, 2,000 bales. Red spring wheat, 10s lodftlls; red winter, lie Cd. Receipts past three days, 21,060 bu. America, 17 000 bu. Flour, 260265. Corn, 27a 6d 027 9d. Oats, 1b 9d. I.ard, 435. Cheese, 70s. Cumberland middles, 31s; short ribs, 329. Manchester advices less favorable. Cause, dnl ness. Buffalo Live Stock market. Buffalo, March 12.— Cattle—Receipts, 627!; supply since Friday, 190 cars, against 170 during the same time last week. Market active, with prices a little lower thau those of closing days of last week. Sales 483 Illinois steers, 1,133 to 1,348 Its at $6 6806 85; 72 lowa store, 1.163 to 1,193 ms, $g 60; 48 Indiana steers; 1,200 to 0,331 ms, at $5 8780610; 120 Missouri steers, 1,134 to 1.200 ms, at §5.75; 20 Missouri oxen, 1.748 ms, at $6.35; 16 Michigan oxen, 1,277 ms, at $3,128; 87 Ohio steers, 1285 ms, at $c 23. Sheep—Supply since Friday 6,200 head, against 3,630 head late week; buyers and sellers thus far apart; paleß, 450 Michigan sheep, av 75 to 89 ms. at $6.5008.45; 263 Indiana sheep, av 85 ms, at s7x2B; 467 Indiana, av 83 to 99 ms, on p, t. Hogs—Receipts since Friday, 11,300 head, against 11,6C0head last week; market brisk; sales, to-day, 1,150, av 220 ms, atss.i6; 238, av 202 ms, at $4,971, also 2 car-loads at $5,128. IVcvr York Dry Goods market. New York, March 13.—Although the weather was not very favorable for active trade, still there is a good business doing in styles adapted to the wants of the season, and the market is buoyant. Printing dotbß are firm and keep sold ahead of production at 7806 c. Printed oallcoes of all desireable makes continue In good request at 118 c. Some efforts have been made to force prices to 12c but they proved unsuccessful. .Percales are in good demand and sold at an advance, an are lawns and mmt classes of worsted dress goods. Worsted braids are in request at 550 for common No. 53, and 80 080 c for Alpaca braids; the latter an extreme. Spool cotton, best brands, meets with a ready sale, at 700 for elx-cord soft finish. Heavy brown sheetings in fair demand and firm at 148016 c for best eastern brands, and 1310140 for light and heavy southern sheetings. Worsted shawls are in good request. Milwaukee, March 12.— Breadbtuffs— Flour dull and 'ncminal. Wheat steady; No. 1, $1,23; No. 2, $1.23. Oats dull, shade lower; No 2, yiio. Corn, dull and drooping; No. 2.37 c. Rye steady; No. 1, 70J0. Barley firm ; No. 2, 68c8- Provisions— Pork dull,unsettled; $11.76012.00. CINCINNATI. Cleveland, March 12.— Breadstutfs— Wheat dull and lo lower; No. 1 winter red offered at 31.CG. and $1.55 bid; No. 2, $1.4501.46. Com dull and a shade lower at COO. Oats dull and a shade lower at 400. Petroleum—Refined, firm and bicber-at 21 22c /or car lot*, and 23®23ic for email lots. St. Long, March 12.— Bkeadstutfs—Flour, lower grades neglected; other qualities tlrm: taper winter, $6 25-30.40 ; XX, $7 CO®7.CO, Wheat firm ; No. 2 Chicago spring, $1.41: No. 3 fall, by sample, $176. Com easier; No. 2, 40J®410. Oats dull and drooping; No. 2, 30Jo. Barley dull and unchanged. Itjo higher; No. 2, 81S 82JC. ■Whiskey—Dull; country lota, 850. Provisions—Pork lower: small lots cash, sl2 £0; seller March and April, $12.25: June $12.75. Dry .salt meat and bacon nominal. Lard sal* able at 81c, nothing doing. Hogs am> Cattle—Unchanged. LOUISVILLE. Louisville, March.l2.—Tobacco Very aotlva and firm : lugs, 6Jft7io; low to medium leal, 8® 100 ; good to line shipping leaf, 10J®130. Cotton—Bull and lower; middling, 21Jo. Bbeadstuffs—Flour firm and active at 17.50. Grain quiet and firm at yesterday’s quotations. Provisions—Quiet but little doing. Bales made of Bacon—Shoulders, 60 ; clear rib, 7Jo; clear, 7jo. Bulk meats nothing doing; shoolders, 60 ; clear rib, CJo; clear, OJo. Mesa pork inaotive, iso. Whiskey—Quiet, at 84c. TOLEDO, Toledo, March 12.—Bkeadstuffs— Wheat dull hutclosed firmer. No.l white Mlolilgan, $1.595®1G0; amber Michigan,sl.s6olssl; No. 1 red, $1.68; No. 2 do, $1.61101.62. Corn dull and a shade lower: high mixed, 4540; low do, 450. Oats doll and unchanged. New York, Maxell 12.—CorroN—Weak; mid dling uplands. a2so. , , Bkeadstdtfs—Flour dull; receipts, 7,800 brls; supeifine Western and State, fo.OOTJS.so; common to good extra, 5G.45-5C.75; good to choice, ?C.802> 7.40; -white wheat Western extra,57.45®7.80; ex tra Ohio,s7 60®7.65; extra St. Louis, $6 email@example.com. Bye flour steady at $1.1096.05. Com meal un changed. Wheat dull; receipts,|l2,ooo bn.;.;white Michigan, $1.80: choice amber Michigan, $1.70. •Rjo, barley and malt unchanged. Corn heavy; receipte, 03,000 hn; new Western mixed afloat, 670; yellow Western, 67J968C. Oats more ac tive'; receipts, .4,000 bn; Western In etore and afloat, 53.1-3 550; white Ohio, 66®68c. Eons—Heavy, at 256*270. Hors —Unchanged Groceries— Coffee nominal. Molasses dull; New Orleans, &3®Cso. Rice firmer, at BJ®9c. Petroleum— Crude, iSJo; refined, 22i'2>22Jc. Turpentine— Dull end heavy; 80®8io. Provisions— Pork Jess active; new mess, $1310; prime, $11.60®11.75; now prime mess, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Beef unchanged. Dressed hogs dull, at si@ 6Jo. Lard more active, and a shade easier; No. i to prime steam, BJ®9io; kettle, 9go. Butter— Western in good demand, at 11@23c. Cheese— Firm, at 13®2GC. Whiskey—Heavy, at S7o. BUFFALO. „ • Buffalo, March 12—Breadstuffs— Market veiy quiet. Wheat—No. a nominally at $1.11®L45. Corn—Sales on track at 570. PHILADELPHIA. PHILADELPHIA, March 12.—BBEAD8TOFPS—PlOUI firm. Wheat firm;red, §1.61 ®163; amber,Sl.63 @1.71; white. $1.75®1.93. Rye dull at 83c. Com dull; mixed Western, 63J®650. Oats—White, 544 e esc; mixed, 52® 63c. Barley unchanged. Provisions— Declining ; mess pork, $13.50. WHISKEY— DuII at 900. BALTIMORE. ’ Baltimore, March 12.—Breadstuffs— Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheal firm. Corn dull; mixed Western, C3|®64. Oats dull at 51@54c. Bye quiet at email@example.com. Provisions— Mess pork, $14.00. Bulk shoulders, eicj'Bideci, 6io; clear rib, Cio loose; Jo more packed. Bacon—Shoulders, 61o; sides, 740; clear rib, 7go packed. Sugar-cured hams, 13®1340. Lard quiet at 9J@9Jc. Whiskey—Dull atß9@9oc. CINCINNATI. • Cincinnati, March 13.—Breadstuffs— Plour steady, fami1y,§7.25®7.50. Wheat drooping; red, $1.68® 1.60. * Oils—Lard, dull and lower, 78c. Others un changed. .. Provisions— Dull, and holders anxious to sell. Fork offered|at sl2 25. Lard,B3®sJo. Bulk meats 4jo, Co; oio. Bacon 6gc, Tie, and 7go. _ . . Hoes—Scarce and firm, $4,50®4 80. Receipts, too. i ■Whiskey—Higher, 84c. • __ .. The Friet Current will pnbliPh to-morrow its report of pork packing in the West. Total num ber of hogs packed this year, 4,811,555; total last year, 3,695,251. Average weight of hogsabout 4 pounds and of lard about 1 pound less than last year. - • An Amusing Incident on the HtuuaibaL Rood* From the St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald. On Conductor Foote’s train, on the Hanni bal «fc St. Joseph Railroad, that arrived in St. Joseph on Friday evening, was a certain decidedly antiquated dame, who occasioned considerable merriment for the other passen ** She boarded the train at Laclede, loaded down with bandboxes, satchels, and other traps. Soon the conductor came along and demanded her ticket. The old lady looked up, and thus she did speak: “ Axe you the corn-doctor of these ore car boxes? Weil, I’m going to Hiawatha, Kan. I’m 5S years old, and never was in these pesky boxes before, I’ve heem tell these ere boxes often blow up, but I reckon there ain’t any danger, is there.” The conductor blandly assured her that it was all right,and bho remained quietly in her seat until the train neared St. Joseph. When the omnibus agent passed through 90 202 4.65 Foreign markets* The Produce markets. MILWAUKEE. ST. LOUIS. NEW YORK. the car, the old lady was advised to stop at some good' hotel until morning. Bat this part of the programme she couldn't see. She remarked, “Iheem tell of them are hotels, where they charge a lone woman as mnohforone night as otter keep her a month. I reckon I’ll stay at the depot,” and in the depot she stayed all night, sitting np and carefully watching her traps. In the morning she opened one of her enormous carpet-bags and took a cold snack to break her fast, and then, taking np all her posses sions, she slowly plodded her way to the ferry landing. TEE QUADRUPLE MURDER NEAR DAYTON, O, Plan murders His Wife and Three Chil dren—Arrest of the ITlardcrcr —Inianllj from Spiritual Excitement Probably the Cause* Dayton (March 10) Despatch the Cincinnati Com* merclalT ' _ At 4 o’clock this aitemoon Coroner Ben nett was notified of a quadruple murder in Mad River Township, six miles northeast of this city, on the Valley pike, and at once proceeded to the scene of thin most horrible crime, soon followed by Ollicer Salisbury, and a large number of citizens. The officer had not proceeded over two miles when he overtook the Coroner, who had met the mur derer, who was then m the custody of some farmers, who were bringing him to town to deliver him np to the authorities. The Cor oner recognized the prisoner to he Leonard Marquardt, whom he had known for years Ho immediately turned the prisoner over to the officer, who at once started for the city with his charge, in a spring wagon, which he pressed into service* By this time the report became current in North Dayton, commonly called Texas, where the murderer and the family were well known, and where large crowds of ex cited men had and as the wagon neared them contaiuingthe murderer, shouts of “Killhim,” “Shoot him,” “Stone him to death,” were made, and violence was only prevented by the coolness and firmness of the officer, who succeeded in landing his prisoner safe in the station house. The re port in tho city soon became coneral, and the absorbing topio in all circles to-night is this most atrocious crime. Alter the Coroner delivered the prisoner into the officer's hands he continued on his way, and upon arriving at the house, imme diately empanelled a jury. After the swear ing in of the jury they adjourned till 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. Your reporter at half-past 5 o’clock started for the scene of the murder. Arriving at the lionse, he found his way through, a large crowd of nervous and excited people into a log house, where upon the iloor lay the life less body of Mary Morqnardt, the wife, ap parently 25 yeais old, her body stripped naked, and hearing finger-marks on her neck, death having probably been caused by stran gulation. The door was besmeared with blood, and, from the confusion of the furni ture, a terrible struggle must have ensued. Leaving this heart-sickening sight and crossing a small held into a narrow strip of wood, one of equal horror presented it self. 'Within a space of two hundred feet lay the bodies of three children, the smallest a boy baby, not over 5 months old, lying on its back with its skull broken In and judging from the muddy ground where it lay it evently died without a struggle. Farther in the woods lay the body of a boy some 8 years old, and ten steps from that the body of a little girl, not over 7 years old. The two latter bore no signs of violence though it is believed they were drowned in a drain which runs through the held, or strangled to death. Near these bodies bung the clothes of the mother. In the midst of the excitement which prevailed hero it was impossible to obtain anything relia ble as to when or how the murders were com mitted. It is said that there were three children who made their escape and are kindly cared for by some neighbors. Coroner Bennett had the bodies removed to the home, which he looked up, and adjourned the jury to meet at the school house near by at 9 o’clock in the morning, where a thorough exami nation of the bodies will bo made, and the exact causes of death will he known. Your reporter returned, and proceeded at onoe to interview the murderer. Upon entering the etatton-honse where he Is confined, we found him seemingly enjoying his supper, consisting of oraokers, bologna, and water. The following conversation ensued: Reporter. I believe your name is Leonard Marquardl ? How old are you ? Prisoner. Yes, elr; if I live till the 12th of this month I will he 36 years old. Reporter. 'Whore were yon born I Prisoner. In Germany; came to this country eighteen years ago. Reporter. How long have you been on this spree! Prisoner. I am not on a spree; never been drunk in my life. Gentlemen, I want yon all to understand lam not drunk; lam not crazy; I merely done as the spirits directed me to. Sly wife and 1 carried our three children into the woods last night, and was going to heaven with them, but the spirits told us to go back, and Mary and I done so, leaving the children in the woods. Reporter. Why did yon kill your wife I Prisoner. I did not kill my wife; I merely choked her playfully, and if she is dead, 1 know she Is in heaven, for she was a good woman, and loved mo, and I loved her. Here he buret Into tears and wept bitterly. Reporter. Why and how did you murder your children 1 Prisoner. I did not kill my children; I know nothing about them; my wife mar have hilled them. I tell you I only choked Mary (meaning hia wife). Here he again wept piteously, and then showed ns a scar on the hack of his neck, and said his wife attempted to cut his head oft because the spirits told her to dd so. This he said was done several days ago. 'When asked what time he did this he said he didn’t know what time, 44 for the spirits told me to do so, and 1 had taken my clock and noth our looking-glasses to the woods and destroyed them by fire, so 1 couldn’t tell what time it was done.” The general impression of those that were present at this interview is, that he is laboring under insanity, caused by excitement over Spiritualism. It was very evident that, had he cot been removed from the immediate vicinity of the crime before dark and before the orowd had become so largo and enraged, he would have been hung toa tree without Judge or jury. A RABID BRIDE. A Lady Bitten by a Hind Bog—Becomes Babid in Bleven Weeks—An Aw fat Wed* ding morn* From the Piltston (Pa) Gazette. About eleven weeks ago a young lady named Cox, daughter of Miles Cox, of Stod dardville, went into the yard to kill aomo chickens. The dog followed her, and, pick ing up one of the chickens, ran off with it. She chased him with a stick to recover it, and, coming up with him, he turned upon her and hither in the arm, lacerating it fear fully. Her mother and brother, coming to the rescue, were also badly bitten by the in furiated beast. The wounds healed, how ever, and nothing more was thought of the matter. , , , The young woman was engaged to he mar ried to a young man living at Goldsboro, named Alfred Kerrick, and the wedding was appointed to come oh: at the place about two weeks ago. . , , On the wedding morning, as she was about to perform her ablutions, the sight of the water sent a shiver through her whole sys tem, and frightened her, and, at thehreak fast-table, the coffee had such an effect upon her that she spilled it over the table. She then complained of feeing unwell, and her friends advised her to remain at home, hut she said she did not want to disappoint Al, and, accompanied by a sister, proceeded to Goldsboro, whore the wedding ceremony was performed. , , Immediately after this, shewaa seized with spasms, hearing all the indications of hydro phobia. In one of her lucid intervals, she warned the comnany that she would bite them if they dicT not keep away from her. “But,” said she to her husband, “Al, you need not be afraid, I won't bite you.” In one of her paroxysms, she bit a lady who was endeavoring to soothe her. It was the wife of Doc. Hoffmau, who drives the stage from Goldsboro to the Sand Cut, outhe Sand Cut. on the D. L». &. W. E. E, Soon lifter assuring her husband that she wonld not hit© him, she was seized with convulsions, and, laying back in his arms, died. The other members of the family who were bitten by the dog. have not, as yet, displayed any symptoms of the disease, bat they live in hourly dread. OCEAK NAVIQATIOH. GtffiTAßD LIIE Established 1840. Steam between New York, Boater. Liverpool, Queenstown, Glas gow, Londonderry, fHREE SAILINGS EVERY WI2&. passengers booked to and from German and Bo ana: navian ports, and all parts of Europe at lowest rate* Sight drafts from Ml upward. 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All uSEPn riuhi SEtURE^SEiTTrO^DAI To hear the greatest living interpreter ot Bhakspears, Uni Costal In the Immortal Bard’s Immortal Plays, MACBETH, The Merchant of Venice WEST SIDE—To-morrow Night—Union Park Con gregational Church, MACBETH, in which Hiss Cash man sets the Murder Scene.” (First time ever give* in this city.) ' SOUTH SlDE—Friday Night—Michigan av. Bap* tidt Church, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, amt Miscellaneous Readings. Admission, $1; Reserved Seats, 2S cents extra. Foe sale as follows: ... . West side recital—Horton’s Library. 6® West Lake-st.; West Side Library. 239 West Madison-a&s and Strehl’s Drug Store. 50 West Madison-st. South Side Recital—Cobb’s Library, 471 Wabasa av.: Y. M. C. U. Rooms. 812 Wabash-av.; and Bliss dk Sharp’s, 154 Twenty-second-aL, CLOSE THEATRE. Overwhelming success of H ABB Y LINDEN, Tbe only personator of WOOL in the Hidden Hand. The PLANTATION SCENE received with shouts, Thursday, first appearance of Mr. JOHNNY Me* VEIGH with his Bunch of Roses.” _ Saturday evening, annual benefit of R. I* MARSH. A great bill. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Halsted-st, near ’Afadiann. OVEEFLOWING HOUSES To witness the greatest of all dramas. ACROSS THE CONTINENT. it will bo continued every evening until further up* tlce, and WEDNESDAY MATINEB; Miss SUSAN DENIN will shortly appear. WEST SIDE OPERA HOPSEi Arlington, Cotton & Kemble’, Staffer,!,. Two Glorious Burlesques the some evening. JOHN GARTH! JOHN GARTHf ACROSS THE CONTINENT! HABBIGAN AND HAHT In their great Specialty of TMIJB LITTLE FRAUDS ' Every evening and Saturday Matinee. 6LOBE THEATRE. ' Col Wood’s Museum Company at tha Glebe. SATUBDAY EVENING, March 15,1372. BENEFIT OF R. L. MAB«H? An Immense Bill. ■ CENTRAL HVV Corner Wabash-av. and Tw • PROP. MACALLII ? • . The Great Wizard, will appear on * r j ' ING,March 11, In a startling nr -. :x- .r . 'from the World of Wonder, mat . * and Saturday afternoon, at 2 o’cl .: , mission—Parquet and Dress Circle, - Get your reserved seats at tioket office during the day* Doors open at 7, performance at 8. ' ARNOLD JONES. Bus. Agt. WEST IWELFTfI-ST. TURNER HILL. Sixth Annual Ball of the St. Bridget’s Temperanos and Benevolent Society, Friday evening. March 15, 1672. Tlekets admitting gentleman and ladies, $L Music by the Great Western Band. ** Trip It as yon go. with the light fantastic toe.” AUCTION SALES. By GEO. P. GOBE A CO., land2Bandolph.ee.. cor. Miohlgan-aT. ANOTHER GREAT AUCTION SALE BY CATALOGUE, FOR CASH On Wednesday, March 13, at 9 1-2 a. hl. When there will bo offered a very largo and oompleM sxock of BOOTS, SHOES SLJPPSRS, All grades of leather and Serge Goods for Bovs’, Youths’ omen’s. Misses', and Children’s Woac * wiil be sold. Catalogues and goods ready tor inspeo* tion Mond.V'- GKO. P. GORE & CO., Cor. Randolph-st and Michigan ar. Special Auction Sale, cm THUBSDAY, March 14, at 9i a. m., ot parlor and cbamberSnltei, Laangei, Cbalr,,. ®non, Carpets, and 30 CRATES CROCKERY, in upon lafo GEO. P. GOBE i CO., Corner Randolph-st. and Michlgan-ar. SPECTACLES. For Bight is Priceless ! I Bnt the Diamond Spectacles will Pres emit II you value your eyesight, use these Perfect Lenses. Ground from minute crystal pebbles, melted to* gether, and derive their name, “Diamond,” ou.m-. count of their Ha&dness and brilliancy. They win last many years without change, and are warranted superior to all others In uao. Manufactured by- J. E. SPENCER & CO-, Opticians. New York. CAUTION.—None genuine unless stamped with oss trademark. For sale by responsible agents throughout the Unios. J. B. MAYO <fc CO„4GB3tate-su, and 37 West Madison. Jewelers and Opticians, are sole agents for Tun, prom whom they can only be obtained. No pedlars employed. • INSURANCE BUFFALO CITY, WESTERN, FIRE AN® MABIiIE., Adjusted in above Companies purchased By C. GRANVILLE-HAMMOND, PROPOSALS. Proposals for Army Transportation. CHIEF QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE, SAN Antonio. Texas, Feb 1. 1372-Sealed proposals, la. triplicate, of the form furnished by the uuderslgnao, will be received until 12 m. Wednesday, the Ist of May, 1a72, for transportation ot army supplies gout the lal day of July, 1872, to the »oth day ot Jane, 1375. on the following routes, vlz.t Routes Nos. One, twin Three, Four, Five, Six. Seven, and Eight peUu*. and requirements can be obtained «pon appli»upa. to the Chief Quartermaster, Military Division of tu® Missouri, Chicago, Illinois; tho Deputy Quarter master, St Louis, Missouri; the cepotQuarter master, New Orleans, Louisiana, and at this office. A. copy of the requirements, with this to be attached to each proposal offered, jamma. w.ktn, chief Quartermaster. BIDS FOR STONEWORK Will bo received for Cleveland stone (front and rear) ; store 43 feet front; 5 stories. Specifications can bo teen and proposals received until March 33, at office* Estate of P. F. W. PECK, corner of Monroe and La- Salle-sts. ; NOTICES. '"dsssoiutiokt. The copartnership heretofore existing between tii a nndenigued under the firm name of Leopold Mayor A Steiner is thio-day dissolved by mutnal consent. Ei ther party is authorized to use the firm-name In set, tlement. Tha books, notes and papers wDI be found at the office of Leopold Mayer, at preaentat tha old place. LEOPOLD MAYER, Chicago, Feb. 29,1872. HENRY STEINER. OKFICB OF STEXKBB, 660. 'Wabaab-av. The undersigned is prepared to make loans on roa estate or gocdvoUatAxaltocarity. RRyUV P^TTinTB Z>ZSSOLUTZO». Notice is hereby given that the partnership known asSXRENG & GKEINER, is from this, day dissolved by mutual consent. All claims to and. from thi* firm wiilbe settled by Mr. A. Greiner, No. 315 Milwaakee av., U presented during this month. CHARLES STRENG, March 10.1872. ALBIN GREINER. boales. FAIRBANKS’ IfV?. BTANDABD JM, SCAXiZIS, ii of au BbM« Morse ft t*, w WWSV ™ P vxt -Vf7T~Q>t J3V KEDIOAL CARDS. sfsState-st.. Chicago. 111., ol great exporienco anj reputation 111 coring nervous dehlhty, chro lc ana special discaton. leatorlng lost SSVonteed. sailed personally or hy mall troe- aaatea ®r. €. Bigelow, „,„ ST otaego,m.,has lor is, 464 SOUTH STAraoTMUnJojg . oC^ OHBONIO,7iEa In om&f CTrea guaranteed. Olroa- Koom«MP»nrt*- So dootor. Oonanltatton M. OOn. CURE I NO PAY 11 * DK, J. KR3AJV, Honth Clark-aL. Chicago, may bo oon(Manually nSrsbnally or hy mad. treoot charge, on .11 SSSS i Dr. EEAN is the only ph™ctao la tie City Ihst mrmta oareiornopay. 5