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1 ~e~1u sad Financial Letter.
91i ?U ee. o1eared yesterd -y for foreign ports with on agkreate of i4.eo. bales of aotton. Tbh reosipts of hogs at Ht. Louis as reported no t. the #t lust., since November i. amon a ted to@SAts, against 216,513 during the correspond leg me lust year. The importation of malt seems to be on the in Screase Yesterday two vessels reached hire from Liverpool, one with 4720 sacks of salt and the other with 4000 sacks. Among other articles composing the cargo of the steamship Aitmore, which cleared yesterday for Liverpool, were 1126 barrels of flour. 8iosacks of wheat, ales bushels of wheat in bulk, and 4$,000 bushels of corn In bulk. In ten sears, between pi0n and 1270. the aggre gate debt of the nine principal +Ities of New Jersey-Newark, Jersey City, Trenton. Pater son, Elisabeth. HohokenNew Brunswick, Cam den and liahway-increased from to.r,rol to $31,006.94o. The population in the same period Increased from 272.707 to 405,048. Ho that while the population was doubling the debt quad rupled. A bill was introduced in the United States House of Representatives last Friday for the reg ulation of salaries of letter carriers. In cities Of more than a5,000 population it provides for two classes of carriers, to he paid $i1oo and Psoo. and in Cities between 25,000 and 7maeo popula tioa the carriers are to receive seoo a year It provides also for auxiliary carriers at 40o0 a year. subject to promotion after one year's ser vice. ____ The sugar planters, and those parties in this elty who have made advances to themn, are much troubled about the present condition of affairs. The soft weather which has prevailed for a week or ten days past, has had an injurious eteet upon both the wind-rowed and standing Cane, causing a souring of the same, which has rendered It unfit for the puposes of sugar mak leg. The consequence will be that the larger portion of the cane remaining on the hands of planters will have to be rolled to make molasses. This will prove a serious loss, some estimating it at 50 per cent of the crop. We earnestly hope that this estimate may prove excessive, We had occasion yesterday to allude, on pas set, to the adroit and somewhat extravagant manner in which our St. Louis friends are wont to press their claims to commercial Im portance, and even supremacy. A casual glance at a well known banking journal con Arms us in the opinion we had formed. The St. Louis Clearing-House reports stoolioeoeoee as the resultof the last year's banking business of that city. This sum looks very large, and is oaloulated to convey a very exalted idea of the Anancial transactions of the "Future City." But a "round, unvarnished tale" will upset the cal eulations naturally deduced by unsophisticated people from these "official" data, The truth is, that the St. Louis Clearing-House makes re turnp of credits and debits, and the seeoeeaoee must necessarily be divided by two, which will give, in round numbers. Swoaoo,eeo as the total result of the business of that much vaunted city. Here in New Orleans. and it is the general oustom in other cities, the clearing-houses re turn only the credits. Those in New Orleans. during the past year, amounte I to a little over 596,000,000--only 175.00e,000 under the sum which St. Louis, with double the population of New Orleans, is entitled to. Comparisons are gen. erally invidious, but we could not permit this statement to go forth uncorrected. The Jetties. A Western contemporary makes the state ment that the jetties at the South Pass have so tar cost$1,400,000, of which the national treasury has, as yet, paid only s$5e.000. We do not give this as a matter of news to our readers, but simply, in connection, to copy the following paragraph from the lit. Louis Republican of the lath inst.: Now that Capt. Ends has fairly earned his sec ond ha -million of dollars, the outcry will be tadt he got his channel by dredging and not by te jetties. In anticipation of this it ma as Well be said that no dred eboat ever did witn the jetties what his dredgeboat has ne itht jetties, and if he can make and p a ann for twenty years for the money government has contracted to pay. it doesnt inu matter whether he keels the depth by dreding or not.. The only thing ople are conoejrned in Is that he Is to be pal ci a oertain an or getting a channel of a certain depth and width, and a certain amount additional or annum for maintaining that channel. If le does that work it is of very small importance bow he does it. The dredgeboats will be used until the extreme depth has been secured, and then their mission will be ended, just as surely that the nitro-glycerine employed to blast tie rocks from the Hell Gate channel, New ork, is no longer needed to keep those rocks from reforming. The Cotton Yield. The Financial ChronIcle, In its last number, reviews the reports of the various cotton ex changes for December 1. and arrives at the fol lowing deductions: Th gives us a crop of 4,0t9,070 bales, or 87, t0 bales more than the reports of last month. his increase is due to a material change in the timate for Louisiana We make no account (for te purposes of this compilation) of the anges in acreage from last year, for the reason that the Cotton Exchange reports have always heretofore given the yield of the State, and not the condition of the plant. But if we understnd rightly the New Orleans report this month, they would have us add the increased in their department to their estimate of he e4, As the acreage in Louisiana (accord ango tac Agricultural Bureau) wase this year * per cent more, and in Arkansas 5 per cent more, andi aMississippi 4 par cent more than lat year, this would add for the New Orleans e ment, say a or cent, or 834080 bales to L~ou s art to crop; about 2 per cent or 12,780) bales to Misaissippi's crop, out t per cent or 17,700 bales to the Arkansas scropt. naking a total to be added to the above ot 65,.ie. If. therefore, our view of the New Orleans report Is correct the Cotton Exchan e reports this month show a crop of 4,104,2801 bales. Breadstuff Statistics. [New York Produce Exchange Weekly.) The shipments of wheat from British India have most ceased, as during the three weeks en edNovember 2:1 only :ins.o)e quarters of wheat bad been added to the quantity on passage for thj United Kingdom. e shipments of wheat from Egypt for the United Kingdom have recently been very small wit still smaller shipments ex pectedi. The crop of cereals in Russia in 1877 was larIg, but much of it was damaged badly, or nearly destroyed, by rainy weather in Septom r and October. Owing to The relns there is a Quantity of cereals remaining in the field nthrehed. and almost the whole of the wheat, ryeand barley is out of conditionand will he re qredto be dried to put in shipable condition. condition of things apolls to nearly the whole of Russia. It is mentioned that, during tme period of 190 days of military administra lion at Odessa. only 19 hart been set apart for the general goods rail traffic, thus catusing the con ition ofthe grain at the interior railway sta ion to be most wretched. The range of prices paid~ for wheat in Azov ports is fronm five to ten ubles per tschetwert of six bushels indicat o thenerally variable condition of the crop. Altlbreaa Cotten Geods in English Mar kets. The Manchester Guardian, commenting upon the ~thatat American cotton goods were push ing Elish productions out of the home and fforeign market, offers the following explana The reason why American cotton goods are competing auccessfuihy with English calicoes is no doubt the fanct that they are offered at low prices posaibly at lower prices than similar Qualities of Imnglish make. English goods as pure and excellent in every way~ the Ameni can ones are always belin made, though not In n ameqantitw, because ae 4encd for them is ýt Whether orntaeAmerican coh .every~ tMhere,. sad tha the~r cry 00 .114 a at les than they utd aQWn býsiq, for, atre tiýl fe vorat,1e to cheap oti etll It Is probable, however, that a arge proportion of the American ealicoes ox' ported constitutes surplus manufacture which the home market is unable to absorb, and which is consequently forced off at a loss abroad. Wheat from mouth Russia. The New York Journal of Commerce says: We have a very blue and bearish report from the United States Consul at Odessa about the grain crop of South Russia for the current year. le says it is the largest harvested for twenty flive years, was well gathered, and mostly n good condition. The Consul ventures to think that this unprn cedented crop when it can be got to market, will "no doubt dove a depressing influence upon the price of grain from other countries-a fact that is worthy of note by American exporters of grain." But those exporters will also bear In mind that not abushelof grain can be moved out till the war ceases-the Russians being effectu ally blockaded in the Black Sea by the Turkish fleet. With the war suddenly over and winter coming on, probably the bulk of the crop could not be shipped till next spring. The averago annual export of wheat for eight years from Odessa and South Russia, from 155a to 1H76 (omitlingls7s, for which no returns areat hand), was less than 14 H10,000 bushels. The increase on this must be very large to produce the result confidently predicted by our Consul at Odessa. The expected termination of the Eastern war at en early day has already sent, down wheat two or th ee cents a bushel in this market: but the revort from Odessa will probably have but little if any effect here. Another Petroleum Coembination. IChicago Tribune, is'h inst.] A combination repi esenting $Sem,00ece0. and intended to control the coal oil resources of the country, as well as the relining and sale of the manufactured article, has been formed in halti more. The Standard Oil Company, which has made other efforts in the same direction, is in the combination, which was actively engineered by T. N. Camden, of the Camden Consolidated Oil Company, of P'arlaersburK, W. Va., The new combination is named the Baltimore Oil Com ppny, and includes the Crystal Oil Refinery of West & Sons, and the refineries of Christopher & Co., Brown Hammill & Co, United Oil Coim Rany. lad ý Co., Messrs Sylvia C. Hunt, and the referees of Newbold & Son, Carswell & Sons and Roster Broihers are either bought out or negotiations to that end are about being closed. Negotiations are also being made with the firm lols&Co. It. is b alievcd that by this act ion all the outside minor interests will be merged into one consolidation. The desperate efforts made to control, and so raise the prices of. pe troleum indlate that the manufacturers are having a hard time, and need to use extraor dinary means to keep themselves ailoat. Removal of the Wheat Belt. [From the Buffalo Courler.1 The removal of the "wheat belt." westward is strikingly exhibited by the trade of Cleveland. Only thirty-live years ago she shipped morn wheat than any other port on the great lakes, Buffalo alone excepted. Massillon. now scarce ly known in the wheat trndo, was the chief point of original receipt. and received a larger amount of wheat than any other port in the world from theactual producers. Now both Cleveland and Massilion draw a large propor tion of their breadstuffs and grain from the Northwest. Westwar4 the wheat-producing region takes its war; but this condition of af fairs, although it will last for many years. will not be permanent. With improvedlagriculturn, wheat will again be grown in large quantities where it is now neglected' and the inoreased settlement of the West will, after a certain point is reached, provide consumers nearer the places of production in that region. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. MONETARY. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT, Thursday Evening. Dec. 20. 1577. NEW OBLUANS CLEARING-UOUSB. Clearings. Balances. December is .......2,064.ec; 07 $180,347 -x December 17 ........2321.380 98 253.412 08 December is ........ 2,06,072 c1 243,248 86 December 19... . 2 5cce00 38 242,913 49 December 20.......2.318,950 29 264.737 44 Total thus far......S..812,177,0es 97 $1.14,6519 42 At the banks the demand for money is fair and the counter transactions good. But little commercial paper is offered on the street, and rates areeasy. Exceptional commercial paper 58 111 cent: Al do 10@12; second grade do 15@1;: loans on eollaterals 90ic: Al mortgage paper 901o: second grade do -@W- 1 cent per annum. Gold steady. Foreign Exchange moderately active. Sight steady and in fair demand. tRtate Consols are easier at 84 '@C s4c. Premium Bonds are ruling weak at 34%5r&J. Stocks are o ulet. Gold opened in New York at 102':. and closed at 102%; here, it opened at 102'60103,, and closed at 1 2'c0103. Sales-Sorwe at 1(I.o4; $11.010 at 102,.. $5(0x1 and $4!0e at 10e. STERLING MALES-£8scc bill of lading at 490!o0491; £13.000 do at 490@491; £5000 do at - ; £2500 do at 490@(x492; £3000 do at 491. Bank ster line. -@494; commercial bills, 49(x491. FRANC SALES--o.ooo and 69.0x) commercial at 5.,V. Bank francs. -; commercial, 5.15t8 5.14',. SIGHT SALES-S20e.onee at !e@7-1c8 cent dis count. Bank sight, 5-lc a cent discount; com mercial 'e@7-16 'la cent discount. NEW ORLEANS STOOK EXCHANGE BALES. FIRST CALL. 35c000 State Consols...................... 478 10,0( do ........................ 84 SECOND CALL. 20,000 State Consols.... ........ t 5.(oee Premium Bonds.................. 34 10,ece do . ....................i34,' BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD CALLS. 33,008 State Consols.............. 17,o00 Premium Bonds ............. .. THIRD CALL. 1i.0e0 Premium Bonds.............. . i1,oeo do do (S. to drawinr) . 34,, Slo,(cooltateO Consols reported 19th inst. at 8s', should have been 85'4. CBESCENT CITY OPEN STOCK BOARD SALES, BEFORE FIRST CALL. 520,000 Premium Bonds................... 35 BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND CALLS. 1,.0e0 Premium Bonds................. 34? 20 sharce Lamm's Fireless Engine Co.... 88 cc BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD CALLS. 510.000 State Consols....................... 84' 20,000 Premium Bonds............... 34', 5,000 do . .................... 35 10,0(0) (10 (S. to drawing.)i. 348 [Br Telegraph.) NEW YoRK, Dec. 20 -Money closed at 304 per cent. Exchange closed steady at 4(38'486)4 . Gold closed at 1o211. Governments closed steady eprrency sixes 112. Pacific Railroad bonds closed as follo*s: Union firsts 107V@107?.; do land grants 103@13c'6; do sinking funds 94'.0944%; Centrals 1o7@(10os. In State bonds Louisiana consols fell off to 85, and Tennessoes to 41 for old, and 40 for new. COMMERCIAL. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT. Thursday Evening, Dec. 20, 1877. GEN#ERAL REMARKS-To-day has been a rainy, gloomy day, and has thrown a damper or "wet blanket" on business generally. Es pecially was the effect observed on the landings. The olerations in sugar were greatly cur tailed by the above cause, though the demand was good and the prices steady. The receipts were light, amounting to 872 hhds; sales 365 hhds. The demand for molasses was good, and mar ket steady at a slight advance. Receipts 3181 bhls: sales 1562 bbls. In cotton, notwithstanding the weather, the demand was fair, and sales reached 7200 bales, at prices fully up to yesterday's quotations. The Liverpool and Havre markets had a down ward tendency, but New York spots and futures appeared to be a shade better. There is a large stock of flour on hand, and we have nothing that is striking to note in this trade. There is only a small demand, and that is merely for local trade. The arrivals t day reached only 4000 barrels: sales, 800 barrels, the market being dull and easy. There was a little better feeling in pork, and the market was Quite steady at $12 75, and $13 on job sales to the trade. COTTON-'Rhe influences bearing on the market at the opening to-day were not unfa vorable. Liverpool it is true, was reported dull at yesterday's decline ad Havre dull and tend : but NewYork there was 6 deo lraaanttthm quotations, the market elosing irregular and e offilal quotations of the Cotton Exchange were AN follows: To-DAY. TMTfBlDA1. Low Ordinary....... Ordinary '%. 8111 Good Ordinary............. . M 14 Low Middling .............. 10, lo Middling ............... 161 106' Good Middling. ....... 1! 11 L Middling Fair..... " "..-"" 12 12 Sales to-day 7200 bales. Market Irregular and easy. COTTON STATIEMENT. In store and on shipboard Sept. 1, 1877.....21,803 Gross receipts since yesterday.. 11.613 Gross receipts previously........0s7,17- 099,260 Total supply........................... 720.010 Exported o-day ............... 61132 Exported previously............ 4:11,02-- 438,314 Total stocks this day............... 22,302 Total stock this day last year......... 281,365 The exports to-day consisted of 3248 bales to Havre. 270x bales to Bremen, and 678 bales to New York, N- t receipts since yesterday.......... 10,704, Receipts from other ports............ 1,147 Net receipts last Thursday .... ....... 12,101 Net receipts this day last year............ 2,25.0 Net receipts since Friday ........ . 1. 63777 Net receipts same time Inst week 52,775 Net receipts sane time last year. . aiong Net receipts since September 1........573.462 Net receipts same time last Aar . 6 . . ... 53,i91 Cotton on shipboard as per account of the Cotton Exchange, as follows: Liyerpool e,11020 bales Havre 40 614, Bremenri 10, Mediterranean 2731, North fne1 7750, Spain 185, Mexico 106, coastwise 6682; total, 130,518 bales. This taken from the stock at noon, as noted at the Ex change, leaves in presses 145,784 hales. The port receipts as given In the telegrams to the Cotton Exchange, from noon yesterday to noon to-day, show 30.001 bales, against 30.111 hales last Thursday. 22,104 bales last year, and 25,971+ bales the year before. The movement at ports for six days up to noon to-day is given below: Received Same time Samn time since Fri- last week. last year. day. New Orleans .. .0:3,777 62,775 :0,653 Galveston ..... 2:s152 22,882 21,440 Mobile......... 211,23 18.3:3 14,265 Savannah....... .25,09 24.731 22.563 Charleston .... 18.1861 19,732 10.:00 Wilmington ..... 5,04 7,300 .3"10n Norfolk .........18,221 12.943 17.814 Baltiimore ...... 743 204 125 New York....... 4,590 0.151 5,,547 Boston........... 4. 4 5,:1:14 2,127 Philadelphia . 851 1.110 1,6(40 Other forts,. Total........... 196,1487 171.605 141,778 Receipts at ports since BsDtember 3.....2.071,401 Receipts same time last year ..........2,234,o1o Receipts same time year before..........2.032,10n The exports from all United States ports, con solidated as per telegrams to the Cotton Ex change, for six days have been as follows: G. B. France. Cont. Chan. Stocks. This week.. 67.571 31.448 18,28911 .. 11,0st Last week.. 631(81:1 20.123 21.764 .... 745,967 This week last year.- 86 094 16,974 20,313 6,6411 041.159 OCEAN FREIGHTS-Are quoted as follows: By steam - Cotton to Liverpool 15-32d; to Revel -d; to Bremen (1-1611: to Boston, Provi dence, Fall River, Philadelphia and Baltimore. via New York %c; to New York %c: grain to Liverpool 10%d. By sali - Cotton to Liverpool 13-32@7-16d; to Havre 94e: to Bremen 1I-10e; to Genoa 1c; grain to the Continent lo@i0%d, RStm rates to Northern ports are quoted at 82 22 on molasses ` bbl to New York, and $7948 f hhd on sugar. By still the rate on molasses to New York is 11 50 3 bbl. SUGAR-Receipts 872 hhds. Sales 365 hhds. The rain, which prevailed more or less through out the day, somewhat interrupted business at the sugar landing, and transactions were re stricted In consequence. The demand was good, and prices were steady. We quote: In ferior 2Y114t'c; common to good common 4'94 51,e;fair to good fair 614046.; fullyfair0'Y@7c prime 7'4;: strictly prime 7'c; gray clarified 707 c- yellow elarifed, as in quality. 73@s44 1; off whites, good to choice, 8dsl8e white clari fied 8%04l0c. MOLASSES-Receipts 3181 bhls. Sales 1502 bbls. Demand good and market steady at a slight advance on the better grades.We quote: Common 2001250; fair 26428e; prime 324350: strict ly prime 30@38e: choice -(0)42(. FLOUR--There is still nothing new in the flour trade, and the market continues to rule (ull and easy with only a very moderate inquiry from the local trade. The sales to-day were about 800 bbis and the fresh arrivals footed up 4000 bbls. Sales-25 bbls at $5 58: 25 at i5 5x0: 100 ar$0. 75 and lomat$6 12%; 6eatso 15:10eat.$1 26: 100 ia $6 37%;: 50 and 71 at 4.0 01: 26, 25 and 5u at S6 75; 100 on orivate terms. We quote tne to superfine at 1404 25: single extra $4 25r114 50; double extra 84 50144 75; treble extras, low to choice, $54015 75; choice extras 56 7506@ 25: fancy choice SO 5(o0} 75 I bbl. On these prices dealers obtain an advance of 5es on ob sales. CORN MEAL-Is barely steady at $2 40R'2 45 for choice qualities. The demand Is small and no saies reported outside of job lots. Dealers still sell at $2 650' 2 75 P tbl. CREAM AND PEARL MEAL-There is about the usual supply, and the market is quiet and steady at. 61 4( o 1 15o f bbl. Demand light; sales 5o bhis crnam at $4 60. CORN FLOUR-Is quoted at $3 7594, as In quality. Local demand small, and this article is chiefly sold for export. GRITS - Demand steady and fair, prices ruling easy in lots at $3 44x(23 50 11 bbl for No. 2 and $3 75@3 so for choice; dealers jobbing at $3 66@4 V bbl. RYE FLOUR-There is a moderate supply, but quite equal to the demand, at $4 25404 50 V bbl. PORK-We note a moderate inquiry to-day for meas, the market ruling steady at $12 75 on round lots. !13 on job sales to the trade and $13 501'13 75 on jobbing orders. Sales-25 and o6 hbis at $12 75. DRY SALT MEAT--This article continues to have the call in the provision trade, and rules quite steady at 414e for loose and Sc for packed shoulders on sIles from first handds; m ealers jobbing at 6'i'6~1 for loose and packed. Males 1615410 lb shoulders. loose. lit 4l4c: 72 boxes do at Ic. BACON-This articlo is so little called for now, except in a jobbing way that wholesale quotations are necessarily nominal. We quote the market quiet and easy; shoulders 016@.o, clear rib sides 5Ve. and clear sides 5Ajc. LARD-Market steady, with a fair demand in the local trade1 and some inquiry for export. We quote packers tierce at 814e, refined tierce at 5Yt5s c, and kettle rendered at s34, dealers obtaining an advance of 'e on these prices. Males-9e tierces packers' leaf, in lots, at 8.e;c; 500 buckets kettle at se. HAMS-Market weak and nominal. There is a moderate local demand, but nothing doing at present on export orders. We quote un eanvased and plain canvased 10@10c, and 12 011 I3le for choice sugar cured, dealers obtaining kili advance on these prices. BREAKFAST BACON-Quiet and steady at 9@9*e in a wholesale way, dealers jobbing at 956@¶0%c. PACKERS' HOG PRODUCTS-Dealers are selling on orders in the job trade at $7 25 f half bbl for pig pork, $12 3 bbl for prime mess pork, $Si for prime pork, and $11 so for rump ork. Pigs' feet are selling at $1 s0e1 e5 e. Ham sausages are dill and quoted at s@ 83 c 5 ib. Family pork is jobbing at $12 se0o hil. Pickled Digs' tongues are quoted at 7% s¶e apiece. Plekled heads are offering at $10@11 S tierce, and jowls at ps 1o@9 S barrel. Bo logna sausage 7%@7%c. Spare ribs $5 50647 So. WHISKY-Is easy and unchanged, city made selling at irregular prices from $1 01@1 05. and Western rectilied at $1 o0a1l es 8 gallon. CORN-Is only in moderate demand and prices easy. Sales-500 white, in lots, at 55e; 400 yellow at 54c 9 bushel. OATS-The demand is good and the market easier. Sales-300 choieo Galena at 37c; 1200 in lots at 360e; 2000 and 150 at 37c Fj bushel. BRAN-is not much in demand. Sales-1i0 bags at 823e S cwt. HAY-Supply fair: demand moderate. Sales 500 bales choice at Six, 6o do at $17 V ton. COFFEE-There is a good demand and prices firm. QUOTATIONS FOR GOLD. Cargoes. Job Lots. Prime.............195;3@19% 20 @2o0' Good......................19 @19' 19'@19X Fair..................... 185)4415 15%6@19 Ordinary............17 @17)1 17't@1734 TOBACCO-Quiet. Stock on sale is estimated at o0on hhds. QUOTATIONS. Inferior lugs............................. S @ 33 Low lugs .................................. 33%@ 3X Medium ........ ................... 4 @ 4% Good to fine.................. .......... 4#@ 53: Low leaf................................. 5%@ 6% Medium ............. ........ 7 @ 8 Good ......................... 9 @®% Fine...............................,.....11 @11% Selections........ ................12 @12% BUTTER-Moderate stock and demand fair. We qnote New York creamery, fine, s3@aic; New York dairy 18@270, as in quality; Western repacked 8@17e. as in quality. CHEESE-Fair stock and demand light. New York cream 15@1sc. Western factory 12@1sc. SA -In good demand at 853e in lots: jobbinaats%'i@4c1 lb. WOO More stocks offering than there is de mand, and it is held above the views of buyers, Bu is quoted at 11190. Louislana clear 2M%e. CIý ST3 g fl5. I our lust reot one GSrggo, all coarse0 sold t 72al per sag @foat ta one to arrive on r P vate term We uokoaro piloe at 1078 o@ac oording to filling, ealers are selling f'oal wae eouse at 78Uso or coarse,$ 6 i for fne, as in quelity and qua tits, Tgrkslu Island neg lected; old nominal lyat a1o20 Ybtuhei. Table sal np1 ckets 19(@7 ,s each.5 asin el160 ducks $a; geese s0(c47; turkeys $12@14 dozen. EGGi3-Western 2li@27c: Louisiana aoeaae ' doaen. RIICE-Is In moderate supply. No. 2 8StK%, common 4' e0i14c ordinary 6@6'c, fair 5Rs , good r re5e@c.,p rime 04ab',e, choic, 6O1 I lb. BULK CORN-None offering, and the market ls nominally 6rd c 9 bushel. WHEAT-None here, and nominally at Si 1o0 1 35 V bushel for winter, and $t 20l 25 for Ad¶JLENTR-Potatoes are selling at $1 so@ 105: onions at $2 25W2 714 apples at $1 7604 ' bbl: cabbages at Se, is 100, and $1 7502 $1 crate. BAt GING-Hteady at 12Y4 In round lots; re tailing at 12t0130. Baling twine at 134c In round lots; retalling at 14c. Domestic Markets. New YORK, Dec. 20.-Coffee quiet and non] nally unclanged. Sugar qunIt and steady : salve :oc hhds and 14i1 bags, on basis of 7'4(1,7,4 for fair to good fair: rfll ned sugar quiet and nominallii unchanged. Linonei oil 60ot41, :i p. m.--Groceries quiet and nominally un I changed. UINNNNArit, Ile. 20.-Polk qulot and a shaile nasinr at $11 700111 8s. Bacon--shoublers 4'. cleur ribs 7.Y'1794, hams li4i12. Out meats- unchanged; shoulders 42, clear rib 56', clear side e. Lard-prime winter 8'4s(1 . Hogs r iiot and unchanged; pries rangIng from ¶a 50 to 4 in. Whisky unchanged at 41 05. (lawAoo, Doe. 2o.-The market opened with wheat active at Si 09o' January; 81 10% Febru ary. Corn firm at 45Y December; 42Y_(64256 January' 42'.144 May. Pork steady; sales at 512 ea Foefruarv. Lard-7.52s' bid and 7.8 asked February. Afterwards provisions became quiet and rather easier. Pork 811 sf51411 5s2 Jan nary; $11 90111 975 February, Lard 7.7007 72% January; 7,50867.52% February. Bacon, mostly common, shoulders 44; short rib r; short clear Union Stock Yards-Hogs-oftlcial receipts yesterday lo64;: estimated to-tiny 16.10x1: mar kot quiet and flrm; light grades 84 0504 16, heavy $4d4 10. 1:20 p. mi, Morning Call.-Wheat unsettled; sluls 'a January; 81 ou,' February. Corn easIer, offered at 44', cash or liecember; 42'.4421, Jan uiry; 41 !sia41?, February; 4%'4 May. Pork quiet $11 80@11 52- January; $11 il5 February. iard inlet: 7.70(u7.721, January: 7.A) 27.s2A, February. a :an p. m.. Close.-Wheat steady' i 0811% Jan uary' $1 01,41 0i ;'4 February. 6orn steady; 44"6 Debeoenbr; 42'9427 January: 42'4 Febrn ary; 41'e May. Pork quIet; 811 8o January: $11 90C411 97 ' February. Lard firm: 7.72t (m 7.75 January: 7.82!,'C7.85 February. with sales at 7.82', February. IrT. Louts, Dec'. I.-Wheat-No. 2 red $1 24 bid cash: No. a rod $1 204 hid ,January; sales at SI 244441 24% February; 81 151 19 cash. Corn opened at 4( and closed at 45 December. 42-4 o 42y January. 459( cash. Oato-27'482,6 7% bid cash. Pork-small lots S11i 7; $11 92, bid Feb. ruary. Cut meats-shoulders 44. clear rib 6.11, clear sides 5.95(16 Loose bacon-nothing doing. Lard nominal. Whisky $1 05. LOUNsVILLrE. Dec. 20.-Flour dull; new fancy SO 5000 75: Al f5106 25; extra family $5t, 26: extra $404 26. Wheat-new red $1 10421 1i; amber and white 51 214+41 22';. New oats 21144:0. Corn-new 16('u:1s ' bushel on arrival. Moss Pork $12. Shoulders 401494%: clear rib sides isio' 6 10. Lard-prime steam 5.00: choice 8'4 in tierces, 9',; In kegs. Bacon nominal. Poreign Markets. Livenrona. Dec. 20. 12:15 p. m.-Cotton dull: Middling Uplands ( 7-1ld; Middling Orleans ac'd: Pales 7801 hales. of which fods were for ex port and speculation. 12:30 p. m.-Bacon-long clear middles 349; short clear asr. Corn- new 29a 3d; old 29l 08lsf . Lard-prime Western 428 ad. Pork-prime mesa Western ais. Oats-No. 2 Western al, Tal low p. y. e . London as edr'ciaa 9d. Wheat spring No. 2 to No. 1 los 4dciias; winter 11s5h 115 ad, 1:45 p. m.-Flour unchanged at 29ls 6d. Wheat buoyant. bit nominally unchanged in priews: spring los 9d@lls 3d: Call o nia club 1:'aiaas 3d: do average 12s lid@Uts. ilour and wheat on fassage 1.124,000 quarters, or 100,000 quarters ss than last reported. Corn 3d higher at 30n: quantity on passage 536,o100. or 36,000 quarters loss than last reported. Canada peas unchanged at ias Wd. a p. m.-Wheat firm; winter Western un chanaed at 11s 5d. Cheese-American choice steady at 64a. Beef unchanged; India mess dull at 93s; do extra steady at 113s; prime mess dull at sea. Pork unchanged; orimre mess. Eastern, uuiet at 67a: do Western dull at Eis, Fa.on duil: Oumberland cut unchanged at il: short rib la lower at li.a long clear unchanged at 34s; short clear ass. Wams dull long out 40s: shoulders quiet at 31S. Lard dull, prime Western 42$ ad. Lard oil dull at 475. Tallow- rime city dull at 40$. Turpentine-spdrits id lower at 255. Refined petroleum steady at 11 .'113(d. LoSnoN. Dec. 20, 2 p. m.-Flour unchanged at 29s ad. Wheat strong, although not generally higher; cargoes off coast-Chicago spring un changed at 0o8 3d445s15; red winter ad better at 31 ed: Oalifornia club unchanged at 621; car goes to arrive-Chicago unchanged at raes wdt 51s: California club unchanged at ilsstaeos: ar rivals for orders light. Corn 3d better at 3sf ld for cargoes off coast; to arrive stronger at yes terday's outside price, 29s ad; arrivals for or ders light, Ocean Freights. Nr.w YORK, Dec. 20.-Ocean freights are more qulet, because rates were stronger on the berth and the moderate room offered was not wanted at any further advance, as grain was higher. RIVER NEWS. OFFICE NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT, Friday. Dec. 21. 1877. Arrivals. Isabel, Alvin, Polle, Mary Ida Henry Tote, W. .t 1'oltevent, Chas. Morgan, V. P. Hchenck, H. C. Yaeger, Yazoo Valley, Cotton Valley, Bertha, Frank Pargoud. Departures. Isabel. Alvin, hielle, Mary Ida, Henry Tote, W. .1. Poitevent, Yazoo Valley Frank Pargoud, Bertha, J. O. Fletcher. City of Alton. To Arrive. Alvin, Isabel, Martha, lower coast; Mary Ida, Henry Tote. C. K. Peck. Belle Blue Wing No. :3, upper coast: Assumption, W. J. Poite vent, St. Mary. Lafourche; Gov. Allen, Oua chita Belle, Bayou Sara; J. H. Hanna, St. John, Baton Rouge: Cherokee, Mary Houston, Cincin nati; C. H. Durfee, La Belle, Bart Able REod river; Susie Silver Sc. Louis; Natchez Vicks burg: Era No. 10, Willie, -ouf river; 7trenton, Tensas: Bastrop, Clara S.. Bartholomew. The weather yesterday was cloudy and rainy, with a stiff wind from the east. Business not very active. The John Means left Wednesday night, and I will be followed to-day by the Storm No. :. The Storm has a lot of sugar and molasses engaged. The City of Alton left here with 125, hales cot ton 225 hogsheads sugar, 1800 barrels molasses and te0 barrels rice. She had besides a lot of wagons, camels. etc. belonging to Coles'.Circus and destined to St. Louis. TheJ. 0. Fletcher left yesterday forthe Arkan sas. Capt. Hennigen intends to run her between 1 Fort Smith and Little Rock. The Cotton Valley laid over on account of bad I weather; she go-s to-day sure. The Charles Morgan arrived Wednesday night from the Ohio, and the U. 1'. Schenck yesterday morning. The Schenek was adver- 1 tised to return yesterday, but her late arrival. together with the had weather, prevented it. 1 She will get off some line to-day. Capt. Carter I claimed that as he was the last in, the Morgan should be the first out, according to the "memo randa" published in the river column of the DEMOcRAT some time ago, but at a meeting held during the day itwas decided that he should go ilr.t. and that the Morgan should go to-mor row. Pollee-Where Were Thsw t The W. J. i'oitevont arrived from the La fourche Wednesday evening. Having a large load, Capt. Terrebonne instructed the mate to take off a portion of it. enough, in fact, to Blear her decks. The mate found a crowd of about forty white men on the wharf from which he so lected a number, and started them to work; the balance wanted work also and insisted on being employed. Refused by the mate they became noisy and made threats. Capt. Terrebonne not finding any police thereabouts, sent to the har bor Station for help. The messenger returned without any, whereupon several of the more demonstrative ones in the crowd attempted to stop work by threats to the others, and by block ing the staging. Capt. Terrebone again sent to the station, and word was brought back that there was no one there. The officers of the boat were then forced to drive the crowd off, which they did. Capt. Terrebonne feels that he has just grounds for complaint, for from half-past 6 up to 1o o'clock, when the work was stopped, and during nearly the whole of which time there was more or less noise made by these men, some of whom were drunk, not a single policeman put in an appearance. The Bart Able leaves for Alexandria and Grand Ecore to-morrow. She will be at the landing to-day. The Assumption leaves this morning for the Lafourche, and will go through to Thibo daux. Capt. Leathers telegraphs that the Natehez passed Bayou Sara yesterday, twenty minutes ahead of time. leaves to-maorrow positively for the Ohio. Capt. Aite i b trn, e nuand, the Morgan, sand a bet ter managed or more popular boat never ran to Olneinnati. Harry Stein, a most clever young man and an efficient clerk, has charge of the office. Ca t. (Gus Hodge has telegraphed to Capt. .1. W. Blanks, President of the New Orleans and Ounachita Transportation Company, that the Bastrop would arrive to-day from Bayou Bar tholomew, and return to-morrow. The St. Louis Republican, of the pith, has the following news 1?) Item, in reference to the Kate Kinney and the New Orleans and Red River Transportation Company: "TheKate Kinney, which recently left this Port to enter the New Orleans and Shreveport trade, as an independent boat, same as last year, has been taken into the lied River Transportation line, to which she was to run in opposition. the left New Orleans on Fri day niht for Shreveportcommanded by Capt. Dannalls with Joe Dodd and Dime Devenney in the office, and the balance of the crew of the lost Lotus. The New Orleans papers say 'she has entered the line,' but the Shreveport Times received a telegram stating that she had been tiurethsed. The fact is more probable that the lied River Company has agreed to pay Capt. Joe Kinney sit;eo for the use of the boat for live months, to keep her In good condition, and in case of her loss to Day S$Jt,oeutt for her. The Bertha left for the Atchafalaya yesterday, and will return to leave on Saturday, the 291th. The Bertha took the L'ssie Taylor'a freight. We mentloned in yesterday s paper that CJapt. Kenison was trying to get the C. K. Peck to re place the Taylor. During the day we heard that he had etTeted the arrangement., and that she would leave to-morrow. We could not. ascertain positively if such was a tact, but there isn't a doubt but that he will have a boat to leave to-morrow. (Opt. K. does not let the grass grow under his feet, and will go ahead while others are loitering t.y the way. The Martha. leaving Wednesday for Port. Eads, will doubtless te on hand to leave again to-day at 12 m. The Alvin leit yesterday. The New Orleans and Ouachita Transporta tion Company's steamer Cotton Valley, J. W. Carlton in command. M« sers. Gilruth and Has kell clerks, leaves to-day at 5 p. in., for Ouachita through to Camden. The Mt. Francis Belle leaves daily at 7:45 a. m. from Bienvillo street for Westwego, running in connection with the New Orleans and Texas Raflroad to Donaldsonville. The Blue Wing line steamer Belle leaves to day at 9 a. in, for the upper coast to Bonnet farre. The Belle is a daylight boat both ways. H. E. Harper commands. The coast, Donaldsonville and Laftourche acket Assumption, P. A. Charlet master, N. Th.Dupuis clerk, leaves to-day at 10 m. for Thibtodatix. The fine steamer IJohn H. Hanna, Frank Ber geron in command, leaves to-day at 10 a. in. for Baton Rongo and coast landings. Capt. E. B. Trinidad has charge of the office. '1 he coast and Bayou tara United States mail packet Gov. Allen, John J. Brown master, S. 8. Streck clerk, leaves to-day at 5 p. m. The tri-weekly coast, Donaldsonville and La f>urche packet Henry Tote will arrive this evening and return to-morrow, as usual. The M. I. daily line steamer Mary Ida will arrive this evening and return to-morrow. The Ida has discontinued her trips to the Tureaud plantation, and now goes only to Welham's. The Blue Wing line steamer Blue Wing No. 3, J. A, Comstock master, Messrs. Wood anti Dean clerks, leaves to-morrow at 10 a. m. for the up er coast. t, Joe Dalferes' elegant Bayou Lafourche packet St. Mary is receiving to leave to-morrow at to a. in. for Laurel Valley. The fleet Natchez. T. P. Leathers in command, J. F. Muie in the office. loaves as usual to-mor row for Vicksburg The Bart Able, Richard ionnott master, Geo. C. Hamilton clerk, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. in., without fail. for Alexandria and Grand Ecore. The Ounachita Belle, John C. Libano in com mand. will arrive this evening and leave to morrow as usual, for Bayou Sara. Capt. J. P. McElroy's semi-weekly coast and Bat .n Rouge paiket St. John is receiving to leave at 5 D. m. to-morrow. The New Orleans and Red River Transporta tion Company's steamer La Belle. M. N. Wood master. John M.Lylse clerk, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. in. for lied river, through to Shreveport. The New Orleans and Ouachita Transporta tion Company's steamer Willie, L. P. Dela houssaye in command, J. V. Jordan and Tom Knee clerks, leaves to-morrow at 5 p. m. for SEhut river, through to Eason's Ferry. The steamer My Choice, with 5 barges, from St. Louis, will be found at her landlug this morning, with a big cargo, 2t1.101 packages, alsoi sire sacks oil ctake, r.4 eetibushels bulk corn and '2549 bushels bulk rye. (By Telegranh.) VICicsUaO. Dec. 19.-To J. B. Woods & Co.. 104 Common street: The steamer Susie Silver will arrive Saturday morning and leave for St. Louis Monday, the 24th Inst. JOHN T. McCORD Master. BATON Rovoi, Dec. 20.-To Capt. J. W. Blanki: The Willie will arrive to-night and leave for PBruf river Saturday positively. L. P. D LAHOUSSAYE, Master. BAyou SARA. Dec. 20. 2 10 p. m.-Janney & Work, 100 Common street: Twenty minutes ahead of time. 4700 bales, 8200 sacks. T. P. LEATHERS. steamer Nntchez. Exehange Clippings. St. Louis Republican. December 1s: The rumor that the Valley Barge Company has bought the Smoky City is a mistake. The company is receiving bids for the building of one. Capt. James Good, of the Valley Barge Com. "any. arrived in Cincinnati yesterday, and tele graphed liberally from there. He goes on to Mason City, W. Va.. to see the two barges built there for his compan and now nearly ready. The Port ERals left Grand Tower yesterday with three barges brought there by the Grand Lake, which again left this port yesterday at noon with two barges. She will take these to Cairo for the Port Eads and return here. Mr. E. Mason, formerly the popular river and commercial man of the Shreveport Times, has ended his connection with that journal. He quit on the 0th Inst. and is now secretary of the Shreveport Cotton Exchange. Memphis Avalanche. December 19: The weather is delightful, cotton picking pro gresses finely, and everything looks cheerful. Capt. Pegram. of the great steamer Jas. How ard, came up yesterday, and reports that the prospect along the entire valley could not pre sent a more encouraging aspect. Cotton is rushing forward with great rapidity, and large shipments await the comingot the boats at all landings along the river. Both the Howard and Dean, to leave this afternoon, will have full cargoes to go in with. Freights were ad vancred to st per bale from this port by these boats last evening. STEAMSHIPS. BR EMEN. NOBTH GERMAN LLOYD. STEAM BETWEEN BREMEN AND NEW OR LEANS, VIA HAVRE, SOUTH AMPTON AND HAVANA. The steamships of the North Ger man oyd will resume their Regular Trips next fall, as follows: From Bremen. From New Orleans. NTIINBERG. Nov. 21 about Dec. o0. BRAUNSCHWEIG, Dec,27 about Jan. 27. These steamers touch outward at Havre and Havana, and on their home trip at Havana and Southampton. PRICES OF PASSAGE: From Bremen. Southampton or Havre 'to Ha vana or New Orleans-Cabin, $150 (gold): Steer ag0, e$3~6 (old). From New Orleans to Southampton, Havre or Bremen-Cabin, $150 (gold); Steerage $45 (gold). From New Orleans to Havana--iabin, $s5 (gold); Steerage, $16 (gold). Children under ton years, half price: chil dren under one year, free. The company reserves the right to change the route of the steamers, their advertised days of departure and the rices of passa Pasage tickets from Bremen, outham pton or Havre to New Orleans issued by the under sined. For further particulars an y to ED. F. STOOKMEYEE & CO., Agents, ansl ly 42 Union stress SHIPS. PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. FOR PROVIDENCE. RHODE ISLAND. The first-class schooner A. H. HICKMAN Shaw. master. is now loading and will have prompt dispatch. For freight or pansage apply to the captain, on board. 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