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leading Features of the Lumber Trade for the Year Past THE OUTLOOK WAS SEVER BETTER. Growing Taste for Hard Wood for Interior Finishing. FACTS AS TO OAK, WALSDT, CIPEESS Office or the Pittsburg Dispatch, 1 Monday. January 21, 1SS0. The year 1887 was one of the very best on record for the lumber trade of this city. While dealers do not claim a boom for that Year, they do claim that they have had no better for a healthy, satisfactory trade. At the opening of 1888 the outlook was none the brightest for the lumber trade. Labor troubles were brewing, and the 'approaching struggle for political ascendancy between tbe great parties had a discouraging effect on trade. Dealers had little hope in the early months of 1SSS of keeping up the record of the previous year. Now that the returns arc all in and books posted, according to the statement of one of our leading jobbers, the j ear just past shows no falling off in the volume of trade. Out, on the contrary, a slight increase in volume of trade, with a closer margin of profit, which makes the year's Dusiness a fair stand-off to the previous year. Said this jobber: "Results of 1SS8 have been to us a veiy pleasant sur prise, and we are more than satisfied since our books were posted and balances struck. Prices were not well maintained through the greater part of the year, but since the 1st of December there has been a decided improvement in this respect. Prices are firmer and demand has in creased very much the past two mouths." Lumber Season Late. Through the lumber region of the Northwest fully two months of tho logging season have been lost, because of scarcity of snow crop. The open winter has been adverse to lumber men as to many other tradespeople. The loss of two months of the average logging season lias created a shortage in lumber supplies. It is scarcely possible to make up for this short age in tbe time left, with the healthiest kind of blizzards for the remainder of winter. This fact has already made its impression on mar kets by increased firmness and a strong de mand. The outlook for the lumber trade is therefore an immense improvement on what it was this time a year ago. The quantity of pine used from year to year varies little, though other woods are making some inroads on the pine. Poplar particularly is taking the place of pino for many purposes. Poplar was not, until recent years, considered of much value for building purposes. Ex perience has proved its adaptability for all Kinds of work, excepting for building timbers and framing purposes. Especially has poplar wood grown into favor of late years for finish ing work. In this line of work it has proved more acceptable than pine on account of its clear quality, width and susceptibility to high finish. By staining, the poplar can be made to very successfully imitate the hard woods. There is no change in the demand for hem lock for rough work in construction of build ings. No other material has been found to take its place in this line. IJard Wood. The demand for hard wood keeps growing every year, and the year past has been no ex ception to this rule. In this line an increase in volume of trade of fully S3 per cent over last j car is reported. Pittsburg has been slow to take to hardwood finish for the interior of dwel lmgs.buthas been catching on very hard in the past few years. Not only is this the fact as to tbe finer class of dwellings recently erected, but also as to business blocks. White and red oak, for inside finish, have the lead in fashion at this date. Cypress and yellow pine are also coming into ue largely for inte rior finish. Three vears ago cypress was an unknown wood in Pittsburg homes. Now some of the most elegant rooms in the city are finished in this wood. Where expense is no item, mahogany is in favor for inside finish. Black walnut, which had such a large run a few years ago, and w hich of late years has been considered out of date except for bank work and heavy furniture, is again comingmto favor in certain quarters, and promises to be again DODUl&r at an earlv tlar. Harmony and brilliancy of effect are every year becoming more and more a study in tho inside finish of the finer class of I'jttsbnrg homes. Color in Architecture. Tbe time has come when architects and builders give as much attention to color in in terior finish of fine dwellings as the artist to his coloring for paintings. Effects of colors are studied in the interior finish of rooms to an extent that would astonish builders and architects of a generation ago. No longer are first-class dwellings finished throughout in the same 6tyle of wood. Mural decorations have become prominent features in the interior finish of fine dwellings. Every room is Unified in different wood, and all first-class dwellings furnish to the eve a great variety of finish. This growing taste has in late years very much increased the de mand for the different varieties of hard woods, so that the trade in this line shows a steady in crease every year. All lumber dealers report that while the volume of business was never as large as tbe past year, margins are uncomfortably narrow, and that their only salvation is found in push ing trade so as to handle large quantities of stuff. IN HIS 01VN DEFENSE. Baekm Testifies That lie Silently Wonnded Green in Trying to Repulso Him. rSrXCXM. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Geeexsbueg, January 21. Not until this morning did Nicholas Backus, the de fendant in the Backus-Green murder case, admit to his counsel that he was in any way implicated in the killing of James Green. He has up until to-day insisted that the murder was committed bygone Helwick, but the evidence was such as to entirely ex plode any such theory wheu advanced by the counsel, and a renewed effort on the part of the counsel brought about a confession so far as a stab in the leg of tbe victim was concerned, but the prisoner positively de nied that he inflicted the second cut. This morning the prisoner was put upon the stand to testify in his own behalf, saying that he stabbed Green in the leg when he (Green) raised the shovel and, with an oath, came toward him and threatened to kill him. He exhibited a mark on his right arm where he stated Green struck him with the shovel. The only nervousness exhibited by the prisoner during the whole trial was at a time when the aged mother, sick and weary from travel and a sister of the deceased, dressed in deep mourning, came in nnd quietly took a seat near the District At torney. The prisoner's counsel will make a strong plea ior acquittal on the grounds of seii-aeiense, out the general impression is that the verdict will be manslaughter or probably second degree. The case will go to the jury to-morrow morning. FOR li'CAUSLAND'S DEATH. The Evidence is More Damnging Against ZackTnjIor Than Clark. ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.1 Watnksbubg, January 21. The inter est in the murder trial is still growing as the case progresses. The evidence of Thomas Mountjoy was very damaging. Taylor told him he saw James McAllister cross the hol low within 100 yards of where McCausland was murdered on the day of the murder. Also told Mountjoy tie didn't know how old man Parker knew them when they went down the hollow and that he didn't think that Ben Provens could tell them when they crossed the river. Lueien Longanecker testified he crossed the river September 10 and was going toward Masontown. About three-iourths of a mile from the river he saw two men going toward Masontown. One was a fleshy, heavy set man, and the other was a slender and taller man. He spoke to the fleshy man for George Clark, and thinks it was him. James E. Altman swore to seeing Zack Tavlor in SheriffSterling's stable brushing himself off. .mis was about rj. o ciock. All tnese facts were strongly corroborated by wit nesses. The evidence is claimed to be much stronger against Taylor's case than in Clark's. There was a good deal of evidence ruled out by the Court as irrelevant. There was a large attendance of ladies in court this alternooa. MARKETS BY WIRE. BallishNcwa Unsettles Wheat, but Itltnllies and Close Higher Corn nod Oats Without Scosntlonn! Features Porknnd Lnrd Steady. CniCAGO A fair speculative business was transacted in wheat, and the feeling was some what unsettled, though no very important changes occurred. Tho opening was rather weaker, with sales at io decline, and sold off c more. This early weakness was evident ly due to the fall of snow which was supposed to have extended through the winter wheat dis tricts. The market gradually became stronger, and prices were advanced lja This Improve ment was due to good buying partly on long ac count, and one bull trader was reportedas having Increased his holdings. It was also known that the visible supply would show a liberal decrease, and this assisted the advanc ing tendency. The subsequent decline of 1c was attributed to a cable advice giving the stock of w heat at Odessa as over 4,600,000 bushels greater than one year ago. Exception t were taken to this report. During the latter part of the ses sion the feeling was steadier, and the closing was about He higher than Saturday's. There was verylittlo interest manifested in corn, trading being of a local spasmodic char acter and fluctuations limited to Kc range. The feeling comcared with Saturday was steady, though transactions were at slightly reduced prices, and at the close the market was a trifle lower than Saturday. Oats were quiet and steady. There was no pressure to buy or sell, hence prices changed were only KSJc. Considerable Interest was manifested in mess pork, and trading was quite active. Opening sales were made at 10c advance, but a weaker feeling was soon manifested and a reduction of 4045c was submitted to. Later the market ruled with more steadiness and prices rallied 17J20c and closed comparatively steady. Trading was fairly active in lard, but the feeling was weak. Prices on the whole range declined 1012c and the market closed rather firm at medium'figures. A fairly active trade was reached in short ribs and sides, and tbe feeling was weaker. Prices were about2Xc higher at opening,butthe market soon weakened and prices declined 15 17c. At the reduction the inquiry was fair and the market ruled steadier and prices ad vanced 7K10c and ruled quiet. The 1 eading futures ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2, January, 96'96c; Febru 97KK96Kc: May, $1 01J1 01KS1 OOffil 00; July, 92il2c Corn No. 2 Januarv, 34c: March, 35J35i4c; May. 3&Va'3G:i3eKr3(i?ic uats No. 2 January. 2imimVPc: February. 25ic: Mav. 27Ki Z.iiC & .mess .fork, per obi. jannary, si- su; r enrn- arv. 512 47K'2 47U012 2012 30; May, 512 85 fg'lZ 60&1Z 4U1Z wx- Lard per 100 lis. January, SS 83; March. JO 82H?6 87KS6 77KS6 STJfi May, $7 02 7 0266 8766 97J5. Short Rms, per 100 lbs. January. 86 40 6 40: March. t 52J6 S2XS6 40C 47K; May, 58 656 656 4Ko o7 Cash quotations were as follows: Klour, steadv and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 96i9Gc: No. 3 spring wheat. 95X08c: No. 2 red. y&W9ec- No. 2 corn. 34c bid. No. 2oatk 24Jc. N o. 2 rye.4Sc No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed. SI 62. Prime timothy seed. 51 571 58. Mess pork, per barrel. 51225. Lard, per 100 lbs. 56 82K. Short ribs sides (loose). 56 4a Dry salted" shoulders (boxed). SO 0006 12. Short clear sides tboxed), 56 756 87i. Sugars Cutloaf, 78c; granulated. Tc; standard "A." 7c Recciuts Flour. 13.000 barrels: wheat. 20.000 bushels: corn. 107,000 bushels: oats. 95,000 bushels: rye, 5,000 bushels: barley, 74,000 bush els. Shipments Flour. 9,000barrels; wheat. 14. 000 bushels; com. 92,000 bushels: oats. 87.000 bushels; rye. none: barley, 43.000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was dull and unchanged. Eggs steady at IjQIGc New York Flour dull and heavy. Wheat Spot irregular, closing barely steady; options moueraiciy active ana lower, closing hb'tc under Saturday. Rye quiet. Barley malt dull. Corn Spot weak and c lower: options active and KKc lower. Oats weak. Hay easy and quiet. Hops Choice firm and quiet. Coffee Options opened steady and 1025 points up; closed steady at 1020 points above Saturday; sales, 53,000 bags, including Januarv, 15.90 18.00c: February. 15.7515.s3s: March, April and May, 15.7ot3l5.S0c; June, 15.75c; Jul v, 15.80c, August. 15.S515.90c: September, 15.9316.00c; October, 16.0&S1G.05C; December, 16.15c; spot ttio stronger; iair cargoes, i j$c nv"v - f" Sugar Raw uuu;renneaauu ana easy; "U." ,c; extra i 'C.M 5&66K: white extra "C." 6kfi6 3-lGc: I yeuow, ojiu; 011 -vi," dosc; mnia -A," Va standard 'A,"GJc confectioners' "A,"GJic; cut loaf, 8c; crushed, 8c: powdered. TVc; granu lated. 7c: cubes. TJfc Molasses Forelcn auiet: sales of 6 cargoes Mantanzas, to arrive. 20c ior ou ieai; .w unc&ns tiuii; open Kettle, nrimc to choice, 30J5c. Rice quiet and firm. Tallow dull; city. 6Jc Tnrpentine nominal at 45453.4C Eggs Fair speculative demand; western, 1717Jc. Pork lower; old mess, $13 50 13 75; new mes. 514. Cutmeats steady. Butter Fancy steady; others weak; western dairy, 13lSc; creamery. 10325Kc: Elgin, 27c Cheese btrnng and in moderate demand; west ern, 10KllKc Cincinnati Flour in light demand: family. 54 254 40; fancy, 54 201 80. Wheat In fair demand and steady; No. 2 red, 51 00; receipts, COObushels; shipments, none. Corn dull and easier: No. 2 mixed, .535Jc Oats firm; No. 2 raixd, 2S2SJc Rye dull; No. 2, 51K543ic Pork dull at 513 00. Lard lower at 56 70. Itulkmcats dull, ard nominal: short ribs. 56 87J. Bacon easy: short clear, SS 37. Butter easy; fanoy North western creamerv, 272Sc: prime dairy roll, 12 13c Cheese Demand light and firm; choice cured mild Ohio flat. 10llc St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat The decrease in visible supply being larger than was expected, and better prices elsewhere caused an improvement here, but the market was unsettled and irregular and tne close was aoouc as Saturday. Uorn firm, except for May. which was easier; No. 2 cash, 29-X30c; March. 3131Kc; Mav. 32?i32Jc Oats steady; cash, 24Kc bid: Mav, 27 27jc bid. Rye weak; No. 3, 46c. Barlev quiet; sample lots of Wisconsin sold at 70c Flaxseed steady at 51 5a Bagging qniet at 7g9a Iron cotton ties. 1 10. Provisions very dull and generally tunci, mill uujj a swan juu Lraue. Philadelphia Flour quiet and without quotable change. Wheat Spot and February ruled steady under light offerings, but very lit tle demand either from t-hippers or millers; late futures opened a shade lower, but after ward recovered and closed steady. Corn steady, but quiet. Oats Car lots dull and barely steady; mtures dull and yha lower. Provisions steadv, but demand slow. Butter dull and weak; Pennsylvania creamery extra, 25c; Pennsylvania prints extra, 28c Eggs dnll; Pennsylvania firsts, 17c. Cheese steadv: cart skims, 6gSc ' v Milwaukee Flour quiet Wheat steady: cash, 90K3lc: May, 94Kc Corn qniet; No. 3, 31c Oats higher; No. 2 white, Dskc Rye steady; No. 1, 49c Barley unchanged; No. 2. 64Uc Provisions lower. Pork. 512 20. Lard, 56 7 Cheese dull; Cheddars, 1010Kc Baltimore Provisions steady.Butter barely steady:western packed. 1517c: creamery, 1S 26c Eggs steady at 15c Coffee firm; rio, fair, !c rTilT.T'nnr?IrVATCA;r4 fW fn4 41vm .-!. (and February, 5 CO; March. 55 S Grain in Sight. Chicago, January 21 Tho visible supply of grain in comparison with that of la6t week, as reported by the Board of Trade, is as fol lows: Wheat, 30.599,000 bushels; decrease, 809, 000 bushels. Corn. 16,236,000 bushels; in crease, lOiOOObnshels. Oats, 8.393,000 bushels; decrease, 39.000 bushels. Rye, l,bS5.000 bushels: decrease, 2,000 bushels. Barley, 2,3S3,000 bushels; decrease, 229.009 bushels. New York. January 2L Stocks of grain in store and afloat January 19: Wheat, 9,176,719 bushels; corn, 4,180.557 bushels; oats, 1,991,683 bushels; rye, 144.997 bushels: barley, 257,582 bushels; malt, 160,642 bushels; peas, 26,132 bushels. Brazilian Coffee Market. Rio Db Janeiro. January 2L Coffee Regular first, 5,700 rcis per 10 kilos: good sec ond. 5.200 reis; receipts during tbe week, 85,000 bags; purchases for the United States, 30.000 bags; clearances for do, 81,000 bags; stock. 363,000 bags. Santos, January 21. Coffee Good aver ages 5,550 reis per 10 kilos; receipts during the week, 58,000 bags; purchases for the United States. 14.000 bacs: clearances for do. I7nnn bags; stock, 275,000 bags. ONE PROHIBITION ARGUMENT. Employes Threatened With Dismissal If Tbey DU Not Sign That Way. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Greensville, January 21. The evi dence in the Greensville, Stoneboro and Sharpsville license cases was heard to-day. The arguments will follow to-morrow. The Sharpsville remonstrances have a large ma jority, but affidavits were presented show ing that some of the furnace owners had threatened their employes with dismissal if they refused to sign the remonstrance. Stoneboro is very close, with chances in favor of license. In Greenville Michael Hamill has a small majority, but Fell and Sparrow are very close, Sparrow being the lowest. Don't be imposed on with counterfeits. The genuine Salvation Oil is what yon want. 25c TKE DIED IN ITS YOUTH. ; he Flour and Grocery Amalgamation Scheme Gets a Black Eye. LEADING DEALERS OPrOSE IT. The Bulls Finally Get Control of the Oil Market and Boom Prices. EEAL ESTATE AND 'STOCK TEANSFEES The movement, to which reference was made in this department of The Dispatch on Sunday, to bring about the amalgama tion of the wholesale flour dealers and the wholesale grocers, bids fair to die in its in fancy. Several of the leading flour men were interviewed on the subject yesterday, and they, one and all, put the seal of their disapprobation upon the scheme, as imprac ticable under the existing conditions of the business in Pittsburg. Said Mr. Llewellyn, speaking for himself and Mr. T. C. Jenkins: "We don't belong to any trade organization or society, and we never will. We have always done business upon our own 'merits, and we will still pursue that course. By acting inde pendently we are enabled to give our customers the benefit of our experience and facilities. We conld not do this it we were members of a com bine. The scheme won't work here. It has been tried several times and always went to pieces. It is based upon a wrong business theory. It seeks to sink the large dealers and elevate the small by making all equal. This is good for the latter, but death for the former. It sweeps away all the advantages they may have acquired by reason of lifelong experience and large capital, and puts them in direct com petition with people of little means and still less experience. Wo decline to consider the proposition." Another wholesale firm on Liberty! street, who refused the use of their name, was equal ly emphatic in opposition to the project. Said one of them: "We don't think it will succeed. The same thing has been tried here several times and always collapsed. Were we to go into it our enstomers would at once cry out, "Trust," and buy from the mills. Most people have a horror of trusts. The opinion once formed that we belonged to one our trade would be crippled. Another thing: Ironclad prices in Pittsburg won't work. We have sev eral difficulties to contend with. Ohio Is full of small mills. They are run at small expense and can afford to sell their product at very low figures. These alternate with supply and de mand. We could not compete with them if we were bound by established rates. Then there are mills at home that we must look after. We are free from all entangling alliances and in tend to remain so." Several other flour dealers were spoken to on the same subject, but while they were less out spoken against the scheme, they were none the less indisposed to give it their support. Amal gamation between flour dealers and grocers, or an independent flour combine, may therefore be considered out of the question for the pres ent. NO INSPIRATION. Solders of Favorite Stocks Still Show an Indisposition to Sell. "We want more inspiration," said Captain Barbour at the afternoon stock call yesterday, whose persuasive talk had failed to screw the courage of tbe boys up to the sticking point. The remark was equally applicable to the fore noon business. It was a dull day all through not for lack of bidders, but the stuff they wanted was not for sale. Tbe fact is, the bet ter classes of stocks are scarce. Large blocks of Electric have been taken by parties in New England, Quebec and Montreal, where they aro held as an Investment. The same is true to . sums cjkfcvufc v uaoi ium uiiiiuns vud huia 1 ing margin and very naturally restricts busi- i ness. iiids ana oners were: HOBXIXO. ATTER1TOON Did. Asked. Bid. Asked. 62f 93 M 129 130 59 MJi 1J0 .... 140 .... SSX '.'.'' "SSM "' 57 ... R7 S3 25 39!f 39 33 .... 294 29J( .... 29Jf 63 73 79H .... 79H SO .... 50 IK W IK i "ffiTa ""36 "36 37 10 7 ETOCKS. Allegheny Nat. Bank. Commercial Nat. J!nk Iron Glass Dol. Sav. Keystone Hank Mer. & Man. Nat. Jink. German National K. E. L. JfcT. K. Co.... Allegheny Gu Co., Ill Cliartlers Valley tins.. Mauuractnrers1 Gas Co 1'liiladelohla Gas Co... Wheeling Gas Co Tuna Oil Co Waihlnftton Oil Co.... Citizens1 Traction rittsbargTractlon LaNoria M. Co AllCR'y Co. Electric. Wcst'house Elec L't.. Union Switch & Signal Pitts. Cyclorama Co... Sales at the morning call embraced 25 shares Westinghonse Electric, s. o., 60 days, at 36; 25, s. o., 90 days. 35; 40, s. o., 3 days. 36, and three shares regular at 36. In the afternoon 10 shares Citizens' Traction so'd at 79; 100 Philadelphia Gas, regular, at S8-K, and 20, s. o., 3 days, at 3 Henry M. Long sold 50 Electric at 3636V. The total sales of stocks were 229,933 shares. Atchison. 47,177, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western. 23,910: Delaware and Hudson, 6,420; Lake Shore, 8,600; Missouri Pacific, 15.125; Northwestern. 6,400; Reading. 19,300; Richmond and West Point, 6,410: St Panl. 23,910: Texas Pacific 3,760; Union Pacific, 7,250; Western Union, 7,825. ONLY TEMPORARILY. The Cold Snap Makes a Slight Inroad Upon Business at Banks. The sudden change in the weather cut down business at the banks yesterday, especially in the line of deposits. Tho clearing house report was verv favorable, however, the figures be ing: Exchanges, 52,483,421 02; balances, $334, 2S1 01. Same time last week: Exchanges, 2. 251.121 306; balances, $319,263 15. For the three weeks of the present year the clearing house exchanges foot up over 5-36.000,000, against about 530.000.000 for the same time last year. This steady growth, if maintained, and there Is no known reason why it should not be, will soon place Pittsburg abreast of the' foremost finan cial ceutcrs of the country. Money on call in New York yesterday was easy at 2 to 2 per cent, last loan 2, closed offered 2. Prime mercantile paper, 455c Sterling exchange firm and active at M 68 lor 60-day bills and S4 88 for demand. Bonds closed in New York yesterday: U. S. 4s, registered, 127; U. S. 4s, coupon, 127; U. S. 4s. registered, 109; U. S. 4s, coupon, 109; Pacific 6s of '95,119. New York Clearings. $72,611,960: bal ances. 53,584,228. Boston Clearings, $16,967,432; balances, $1,923,777. Money 2 per cent. Philadelphia Clearings, $10,291,755; bal ances, 1,402,256. Baltimore Clearings, 52.355.26S; balances, $203,044. CniCAGO Money unchanged at57 per cent. Bank clearings, 59,954,000. St. Louis Clearings, 53,455,626; balances, 5642,289. WEATHER AND BUSINESS. Sodden Changes InTemperntnre Make Home Preferable to the Street. Sudden changes of weather ars not conducive to business. They are great boom breakers. Nothing takes the snap ont of a banker, mer chant or manufacturer quicker than a sudden drop in temperature. Taking this subject for a text, a Fourth avenue financier said yester day evening: Business at our bank has been rather slack to-day. But it is always so after a sudden change of weather from warm to cold. People are so afraid of taking colds that they won't venture out the first day of a storm if they can help it. Of course, if they have notes to pay or want to borrow money they must face the blast, but if depositing is their onlv business, they generally put it off until, like the case of the shorn Iamb, the wind" becomes tempered to their feelings. In other words, they stay at home nntil thv become accus tomed to the change. That is tho reason why our deposits are comparatively small to day." The same cause holds good, to some extent at least in all lines of business, here and else where, but it is particularly effective in this locality, and in this parallel of latitude when changes in the weathsx are more frequent and violent than they are 100 miles north or south- THE BOLLS IN CLOTEE. They Take Hold of the Oil Market nnd Organize n Boom. Yesterday was a field day for the bulls at the Petroleum Exchange. They turned tbe tables on the bears in handsome style, and held their grip. Tbe selling movement seemed to have reached tbe end of its string, and prices went up like a rocket. The bulls took the market in hand at the start and held on until the travel fell. The opening was S4c, c above that of I PITTSBURG DISPATCH," Saturday; the highest was 86Kc, 2c above the highest of Saturday; the lowest was 84c, c above that of Saturday, 'and the close was 8bc 2Kc abovo that of Saturday. These com parative figures show at a glance tbe upward drift of the market. The feeling was firm throughout. The selling was principally by those who had bought at S5c and under. Some long oil was also dumped, but it had no effect upon the market. Tho boom had set in and it bad to run its course. Whether it has come to stay is a matter about which there are conflicting opinions.' Some think the improvement is only a spurt to give the longs a chance to unload; .others, reasoning from a bullish standpoint, think the rubicon of stagnation has been passed, and that the improvement has elements of permanency which render a reaction im probable for some time at least. It should be remembered that these are only theories. Oil is always a slippery article, to which tbe line from Burns applies with peculiar force: "The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglee." The field news was in the direction of in creased production. Jennings No. 3, on tbe Donnelly farm, Mt. Morris, caino in Sunday, and was doing ten barrels an hour. Jennings Co.'s No. 3, on tho Bauerlein farm, Brush Creek, bad one bit in the sand, and was also waking ten barrels an hour. Several old wells showed au increased output. Refined at Lon don advanced &. Saturday's clearings were 576,000 barrels? Tne following ta&ic, corrected oy Do Witt 1)11 worth, broker In netroleum. etc., corner Fifth avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the order of fluctuations, etc. : Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask. Opened 84 Sa's 12:P. M.... S3J4 85S 10Tl5A. M.... M Ml 1:00P. M... S5 S5l 10:3) A. it.... 8H W Ii;5P. M.... SS 83 W 1CS5A. M.. 84V 84 1J0F. M.... S5!4 SoS H:(OA. M.... 846 85 1:45P. M.... 85V( 859j lliWA, M.... 84 85 t:00r. K.... 8i 854 11:30a. M.... 85 S5H 1:15 P. M.... SoV, 8554 11:45A. M.... 85! S3H !lP. X.... 851, 85M 12:00 M S5 8JS 5:45 P. M.... boH 8o,n l!:3r. M.... Sa'4 8.YVO:.ed 88ft .... HlJOP. M.... SiH Si Opened. HHc; closed. !Gc- highest. S6)c; lowest. MH:: Barrel". .. 47.711 .. 41.1G4 96. ca .. 71,137 8S, 095 .. 40, III .. 5:6,000 DMly runs ATernge runs Dally sninments Average shipments DaUV charters Average charters Clearances New York closed a! 8f.c Oil CUT closed at SfiWc. Jiradiora dosca at Sblc Jew VorK. renned. 7c. London, renned. 6l. Antwerp, renned, lsMt Oil Notts From T.iylorstovrn. tSFKCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.'! Tatlobstown, January 21. James Mc Mannis No. 2 is in the sand, and shut down to make tank connections, but looks favorable ior quite a nice well. John Hodgens No. 2 and James Hodgens, Jr., No. 4 will start up this week. The Beabont is still drilling, but seems no good for either gas or oil in quantity worthy of mention. The tools have been found at Carson 3 and Robert Noble 2, and operations resumed. The Houston has been packed, and estimated to be producing about 12o barrels. Oilier OH AInrkefs. Oil Crrr. January 21. Opened. 84Kc; high est, 86c; lowest, 84c; closed, S6Kc New York, January 21. Petroleum opened firm at 84c, and after the first sales became strong and advanced to86Kc A slight re action then occurred, but the advance was well held, and the market closed strong at 86Jic Sales, 575,000 barrels. SOME GOOD SALES. An Important Deal in Diamond Alley Real Estate Other Dickers. There was very llttlo vim in real estate circles yesterday, dealers being kept busy for tbe most part answering questions of prospective buy ers. It is probable the mystery surrounding the Wood street deal will be cleared up to day. It was reported on good authority that nego tiations had been closed for a desirable piece of property on XJiamond street, between Wood and Smlthfleld, the consideration being 540.000. or thereabouts. This is between $700 and 5800 per front foot, showing that property in tbe locality mentioned is on the jump. The pur chasers are said to be newspaper men. Black & Baird, 95 Fourth avenue, sold for George W. Knopf a Queen Anne dwelling of 11 rooms on Amber street, with lot 40x110 feet, for 50.000. They aNo placed the following mortgages: One of 52,300. for three years at 6 per cent, on Sandnsky street property, Alle gheny City: one of $4,000 on Ben Venue prop erty for fire years, at 6 per cent, and one of 53.000 on Penn avenue property for one year at 0 per cent. W. A. Hcrron & Sons sold lot No. 394, In the Rnch plan. Thirteenth ward, site 20x100 feet, for $350. They also sold about eight acres on Grape street, Twentv-third ward, with small frame house, for $3,500 cash. Samuel W. Black & Co.. 99 Fourth avenue, sold at auction lots Nos. 56 and 57, on New York avenne, In West End Place plan of lots. Thirty fifth ward, to L. Biederman and John Lee, for 5128. They also sold a mortgage for 5600. three years, at 6 nor cent, on property in Leesdale.Pa., on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Reed B. Coyle & Co., No. 181 Fourth avenue. foiu ior mre. n. ll uook, to josepn id. Scbaeler, one of those fine brick residences on Oakland square, corner of Boquet street, Oak land. They report a great Inquiry for these fine residences, and several more will likely be disposed of in a few days. Black fc Baird, 95 Fourth avenne, sold for H. C. Shepherd, of Wheeling, West Va., a tract of land containing 6 1-20 acres, on Park avenue, Twenty-secona ward, between Braddock and Biddle street, for $5,000 cash. ATCHISOff HAMMERED. The Benrs Find n Weak Spot and Make the Most of It Small Business In Wall Street nnd a Heavy Feellnt. New York, January 2L Tho stock market was a divided one to-day, with the Southwest erns weak and the dull stocks and specialties remarkably strong, but tho general list de veloped strength as the day wore along, and the result of tho day's trading is to leave tbe list generally fractionally higher than at the close on Saturday. Tbe feeling on the street was conservatively bullish this morning, but the bears found a weak spot in Atchison and the attacks upon that stock of Saturday were renewed with marked effect, an extreme de cline of 2$ per cent being established, and it reached still lower prices than had been here tofore attained. There was free covering of shorts at the low figures, and this caused a sharp rally in Atchi son and brought the rest of the list up to some thing above the previons best figures. A de crease in the Northwestern earnings for the month of December of over $200,000 seemed to have no effect unon the improvement, and other items of bearish information were equal ly without influence. The coal stocks were veryprominent, and Delaware and Hudson was specially active and strong, followed by Lacka wanna and Jersey Central. Pullman resumed its upward course, and a net gain of more than 3 per cent orer the best price of last week was scored. Gas Trust and Lake Erie and West ern preferred, among the inactive shares, were specially prominent for tho advances made, but the others were quiet and strong through out the day after the first break in Atchison. First prices were only slightly changed from ', Saturday's close, except in Atchison and Bnr- linn-ton anil vhlA thit tnnn nf tlia .--!- ne strong at the opening, the attack upon Atchi son checkcirae Improving tendency. Tho gen eral list reached the best prices of the dav toward delivery hour, after which realizations caused a fractional setback and gave the mar ket at tbe close a rather heavy appearance, the uubiucaa uujng uciuj; univ moaerate. .Atcmson shows a net decline of per cent, but Pull man rose 5J, Delaware and Hudson 21, Chi cago Gas Trust 1, Lake Erio and Western preferred 1J and Jersey Central 1 per cent. The railroad bond market was less active than on any day since the activity began, sales reaching only $1,377,000, of which $232,000 were in the Reading general 4s. The tone of tho trading was generally firm to strong, but there were few marked improvements, and the weak ness of Atchison was reflected in a decline in the Gulf. Colorado and Sante Fe bonds, with some talk of a receiver for the road. The firsts lost 2 per cent, to 107, and the seconds, after a drop of 5K per cent, to 70), recovered to 74. a net loss ot 1 per cent. There were no other losses of moment. Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern firsts rose 3. to 99. The following table shows the pricei of active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit ney it Stephenson, members of New York Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue: Open In)-. Am. Cotton Oil I7i Atch., Top. & S. i... 43s Canada Southern MJ4 Central of New Jersey. 93 C, l;ur. A Qulncy 100W a. Mil. St. Paul... 64 C, Mil. A St. P.. pr.... 104 C, Ifockl. &P 97 C fat. L. & Pitts.. . C, fat. L. & Pitts, pf. C, St. 1., M. & O C, St. P.,M. & O., pf. 9.1 (i & Northwestern. ...1C7H C& Northwestern, pr. .... O. O. C. &I 5SM Col., Coal & Iron 31 Col. & Hocking Val .. Wi Del., L. &.VT 1337a Uel. Hudson 134H Denver & KloU Denver iltioU., pf. E.T., Va. &Ua..... E. T., Va. A Oa., 1st pf .... Jllgh- Low Clos est, est. in p. 4W 4MJ 473 43 51fe tSH 97 mi 103'ji 108,'J 10S So'i f!4H S5U 1W1) 0U( 104K 9SM S7,i 98K 15 35 J2 OIK 9214 92 108 J07K 107( 142H 8K sax S'M SI.'I 31M 31M 255 35,J S5M 141 139V 140 137Ji liii 13BH 1B .... .... 43V m 65 22 22 S 115 115 115 Illinois Central e. i., va. a ua. za pr. ii ..iu "TUESDAY; JANUARY Lake Erie ft Western.. 16X 1GH Lake JCrie & Wot pf.. 52 54 Lake Shore ft M. S 102! K2 Louisville ft Nashville. 57)4. SiX Michigan Central S3M &5tf Mobile ft Ohio Mo., K. ft Texas Missouri Pacific 72 T2V iew York Central 10S5( 10S t. Y.. L. E. ft W I8J4 Z8H N. Y., L. E. ft W.pref 65 65X N. Y., C. &St.L N. Y., C.ftSt.1,. or.. 70 70 N.Y., C. 4 St. L.2dpf N. YftN. E 41 45M N. Y., O. ft W 15X 15J Norfolk ft Western Norfolk ft Western, pr 81 51 Northern Pacific Northern Pacific prcf. 60 60S Ohioft Mississippi..... 22! 22li Oregon Improvement. 70! "0) Oregon Transcon 30 30 PacificMall 36J4 38$ Peo. llec. ft Kvan Phlladel. ft Heading.. 48! 43V Pullman Palace Car.. .1873? 192M Richmond ft W. P. T.. 24) 21 Richmond ft W.P.T.pf St. Paul ft Duluth 39K 39) St. Paul ft Dilutb pf. fat. P., Minn, ft Man.. .100 1003 St.L. ft San Fran 24 2 St.-L. ft San Fran pr.. 61)4 X St. L. ft San F. 1st pf. 113 113 Texas Pacific 211 21H UnlonPaclflc 63 63 Wabash Wabash preferred 255 25 Western Union Wi S4 Wheeling ft h. E 61, 62 16 1G 52 BK ma 101g 57 S1H 8)' Ui 8 -ii 72K 28 2S2 65 65 18 70 !0 38 44U 45 15J4 15 18 51 52 2515 60 60S 2 225 70J4 69i 30M 30 K .... 23J1 48 48 mH 192JS Uii 2I .... 78X 39 39 94 100 0O 24K Z3& 61 6IH 113 113 20JJ Vfli 63J4 631 12M 25S 24 X 84H 61 6i;i A CONTRADICTOR! MARKET. Somo Stocks Weak and So mo Strong on the Boston Exchange. Boston, January 21. In tho stock market tho wc;k opened with continued severe liqui dation in Atchison stock and several of the same family ol bond'. West End and Pullman were strong and active. Atch. ft Ton. B. E., 49 Old Colour. 171 Itutlandcomraon.. . 4 Kntland preferred.. 37 Wis. Central pt... 38 AlIouezM'jtCo.(new) 414 Calumet ft ilecla....2S4 Catatna 17 Franklin lsy Huron 5 Qulncv 77 Hell Telephone 20944 Boston Land TA Water Power 8! Tamarack 150i San Diego 24 llostonft Alb.iny., .202 Boston ft Maine 173 C. a. ftu I09 ('inn. san. ft Clevc. 24 Eastern It. K 92( Eastern K. It. 6s 124J4 Flint ft l'eroat 30 Flint ft PereM. nr.l. 9SH K.c..st.j.&c.n.73.j:iM Little R. ft Ft. S. 7s.1o.iW Mcilcau Central.... 13JJ M. C, IstMort. bds. 631 -N. X. ft .New En... 45k N. Y.ftewEnc 7S.126 Philadelphia Stocks. Closing quotations or Philadelphia stocks, fur nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57 Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex change. Bid. Asked. Pennsylvania liallroad 54 54 Reading KMlroad 24! 24 5-16 Lehigh Valley 54 64 Lehigh Navigation 51 52 Allegheny Valley bonds 113 II. Co.'s New Jersey 22l4 Northern Pacific 25jJ Northern Pacific preferred COM 60i mining Stocks. New Yohk, January 21. Mining stocks closed: Amador, 175: Caledonia B. H., 2S0; Consolidated California and Virginia, 875; Halo and Norcross. 485: Homcstake, 1225; Iron Kilver, 315; Ontario, 3300; Ophlr, 525; Plymouth, 837; Sierra Nevada, 300; Standard. 100; Silver King, 100; Union Consolidated, 200; Yellow Jacket, $4. Business Notes. The manipulator of the big Wood street deal promises to turn on the light to-day. The Wllkinsburg Natural Gas Company is sinking another well. The old one is still plugged up. The Edgewood borough scheme is tied up in the Supreme Court, where it may remain for a year or two. There was considerable demand yesterday for La Noria. There is a large amount of ore ready for crushing. There may be something in it At the annual meeting of the Junction Rail road Company the following directors were elected: J. W. Chalfant, C. B. Herron, James Callery, Jacob Painter, Jr., Reuben Miller, William Metcalf, W. L. Vankirk, William Vankirk. A. E. W. Painter, C. L. Fitzhugh, Charles F. Mayer and William F. Frick. T. M.King was chosen President. The report of receipts and expenses for the year ending De cember 31, 1SSS, was presented. It was as fol lows: Receipts from freight, $195,235 72; from passengers and miscellaneous. $0077 42, an in crease of $19.26343 over loS7. Operating ex penses, total, $43,675 60. as against $41,108 52 in 1877. Net earnings, $152,637 48, an increase of $1L696 29 over 1857. Net surplus January L 1SS9, $46,409 59. MY stock: markets. Condition of tho Market nt the East Liberty Stock Yards. Office of Pittsbubo dispatch. 1 Monday, January 21, 1889. J Cattle Receipts, 1,540 head; shipments, 2,299 head; market slow, 15 to 30c off from last week; 60 cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day. Hoos Receipts, 6,900 head: shipments, 6,700 head; market firm; Fhiladelphias, $5 155 25: Yorkers and pigs. S5 S05 35: common to fair, $5 205 SO; 18 cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day. Sheep Heceipts, 7,200 head: shipments, 6,000 head; market slow; 10 to 15c off from last week. Ilerr's Island. Receipts of cattle are about the same this week as last, the total being 29 loads, 28 of which were from Chicago. Tho grade is a slight im provement over last week. There were some four loads of poor, their stock weighing 900 to 1,100 pounds. About six loads were heavy cattle, weighing 1,400 to 1,600 pounds. The bal ance was good butcher stock, from 1.200 to 1,400. Prices are off SOc to 40c per cwt. The highest price was 85. Some were sold at S4 50 that would have brought $5 a week ago. Veal calves were scarae and firm at 6c to 7c. Receipts of hogs were 600 head, about the same as last week, and only one-half tbe lum ber of two weeks ago. There were not as many heavy weight hogs in this week's receipts as lor seiral weeks past PricesVary little from last week. The range was 85 to $5 50. Receipts of sheep and lambs were 900 head, which is 300 above last week. About 150 head came from Ohio, from a new dealer. Grades showed a slight Improvement over last week. Prices ranged from 4c to 5c for sheep, 5c to 5c for lambs. All live stock received at Kerr's Island this week show ed an improvement in qnality over receipts for some weeks past. With the improvement in grade of cattle, and, at tho same time, reduction in prices, the situa tion ought to be satisfactory to butchers. Br Telegraph. New Yokk Beeves Receipts yesterday and to-day, 4,400 head, making 10,960 tor the week: fresh arrivals included 94 cailoads for city slaughterers direct 91 carloads tor a beef ex porter and 67 carloads for the market; the trading was fairly brisk and the market closed moderatclv firm: common to extra nativo steers sold at $3 605 00 per 100 pounds; bulls and dry cows at 12 103 ou: exports, 4,200 quar ters of beef and 135 beevev for the week, 543 beeves. Ill sheen and 7.180 Quarters of beef. Sheep Receipts, 17,500 head, making 42,350 for the week; market dull and easier for sheep: weak and lower for lambs; sheep sold at $4 00 5 75 per 100 pounds, with a few tops at $6 00; lambs at $5 057 25. Hogs Receipts, 13.500 head, making 41,600 for the week: a carload of good Kentucky pigs and $5 205 60 are tho reported extremes. Chicago Cattle Heceipts. 8,500 head: ship ments, 3,500: market slow and steady: choice beeves, $4 40 1 70: steers, $2 S54 10; stockers and feeders, $2 603 60: cows, bulls and mixed, $1 003 60: Texas cattle, $1 803 00. Hogs Heceipts. 11.00 head; shipments, 4.5C0 head; market opened higher, with advance lost; mixed. $1 855 05; heavy. "$4 005 12K; light, $4 8o5 10: skips, $3 405 05. Sheep Receipts, 8.000 head; shipments, 2.CO0 bead: market weaker, 5 to 10 cents lower; natives. 82 75fi)5 30; Western, corn fed, $4 404 65; Tcxans, 83 40 i 30; lambs. 84 806 50. Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 2.000 head through: 3,200 head sale; fairly actire. 1525c lower than last Monday; prime steers, S3 85 4 25. Butchers' stock steady: mixed, $2 503 W. Sheep and lambs Recc(pts.2,O0O head througb. 16,000 head sale; dull with lower tendency will probably sell 25o lower than last Monday. Good sheep, quotable at SI 2'4 75: good lambs quotable at $5 506 00. Hogs Receipts, 4,500 head through; 21.000 head sale; fairly active medium. 10c off; Yorkers, 510c off: mediums, $5 055 10; Yorkers and pig, $5 S05 35. St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 90U head; ship ments, 700 bead; market strong; choice beavv native steers, $4 104 70; fair to good do, $3 70 4 20: butchers' steers, medium to choice, $3 10 4 00; stockers and feeder", fair to good, $2 00 (S3 10: rangers, corn-fed. $3 004?3 70; grass-fed, 82 102 tKX Hogs Receipts, 2,700 head; ship ments, 1.300 head; market easier; choice heavy and butchers' selections, $5 005 10; packing, medium to prime. $4 855 CO; light grades, ordinary to best, S4 804 95. Sheep Receipts, 200 head: shipment. 800 head; mar ket strong: fair to choice, $3 004 SO. Cincinnati Hogs in light demand and easier; common and light, $4 255 05: packing and butchers', $4 905 10; receipts, 3,760 bead; shipments, 1,260 head. Baltimoke Hogs Full supply and market Blow; quotations, 86 757 00; receipts, 8,206 head. Whisky Market. There Is an active demand at $1 03. Wool Markets. x St. Louis Wool quiet and steady at previ ous quotations. DOMESTIC MARKETS. Wild Wintery Weather -Gives New Heart to Commission Men. BETTER TONE TO PRODUCE TRADE. Retail Dealers of Grain arid Hay Eeport Difficulty of SECURING SIMON PORE PRODUCTS Office of Pittsburgi dispatch, j Monday, January 21, 1889. i. Country Produce, Jobbing Prices. It is too early in the week and weather Is too rough to obtain anything tangible in pro duce lines. The feeling with commission men Is more hopeful since winter weather has put in an appearance. Monday is with tradesmen as with preachers, generally blue, but a continu ance of the wild winter weather which has at last come to time will no doubt improve trade, and a better record than has been made for some weeks past is confidently looked for in produce lines for this week. Beans Navy from store, prime hand picked, $2 002 10 per bnshel; medium, $2 00; Ohio and Pennsylvania do, prime and medium. $2 W4$ 2 10; imported do, $1 902 00: Lima, 5c per ft; marrowfat, $2 752 SO per bushel. BCTTER Creamery, Elgin, 2830c; Ohio do, 2427c: fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 26 20c. Beeswax 2325c per ft for choice; low grade, 1018c. Cider Sand retlned, $6 507 50, common, $3 504 00: crab cider, $8 008 50 f? barrel; cider vinegar. 1012c Tfi gallon. Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Kc; New York, fall make, 12K13c; Limburger, llk12Ke: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Ka Dried Peas $1 45fi)l 50 1 bushel; split do, 23Kc w ft. Kacs 1618c dnzen for strictly fresh. Fruits Apples, $1 00 to $1 50 ,3 barrel; evap orated raspberries, 25c , ft: cranoerries, $800 $ barrel: $2402 50 bushel. Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1 do. 4045c; mixed lots. 3CSc 11 ft. HOMINY-$3303 40 9 barrel. Honey New Crop, lG17c; buckwheat, 13 15c Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c J? bushel; $2 60 2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer bey sweets. Poultry Live chickens, 5570e 5p pair; dressed chickens. 1315c 1 pound; turkeys, 13 15c dressed fl pound; ducks, live, 805c g fair; dressed, 1314c 9 pound; geese, 10 lc fl pound. Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, $6 per bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, $6 25; clover, Alsike,$S 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo thv, choice, 45 IS), $1 'JO: bine grass, extra clean. 11 fts, $1 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, $1 20; orchard grass, 14 fts, $2 00; red top, 14 fts, $1 00; millet, 50 fts, $1 25: German millet, 50 fts, $2 00: Hungarian grass, 48 fts, $2 00; lawn grass, mix ture of fine grasses, 25cpcr ft. SHELI.BABKS $1 501 75. Tallow Country, 4J5c: city rendered, 55c Tropical Fruits Lemons, $3 003 SO ty box: Messina oranges. $2 503 50 W box; Florida oranges, $2 753 00 $1 box; Jamaica oranges, fancy, $1 50o 00 fl barrel; Malaga grapes. $5 507 00 fl keg: bananas, $2 60 firsts, Jl 502 00; good seconds 3 bunch; cocoa nut?, $4 00 ty hundred; new fig 1214c fl pound dates, 5K64c ?1 pound. Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches; cabbages, $3 005 00 fl 100; onions, SOc fl bushel: Spanish onions, 7590c fl crate; turnips, SO glOc fl bushel. Groceries. Green Coffee - Fancy Rio. 20K21c; qhoice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio, lSlSJic; old Government Java, 26c; Mara caibo, 2122Kc: Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18K 22c: Caracas coffee, 19S21c; peaberry, Rio. 20 21Kc; Laguayra, 2021c. Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,22c; high grades, 242fiKc; old Government Java, bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 2627c: Santos, 21K 22Jc: peaberry, 25Ke; choice Rio. 24c; prime Rio, 21&c; good Rio. 21c: ordinary, 20c. Spices (whole) Cloves. 212oc: allspice. 9c: cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c. Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, TVfc: Ohio, 120, 8c; headlight. 150, 9c; water white. 10Kc: globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, HKc; rovaline, 14c. Syrups Com syrups, 2325c: choice sugar syrup. C536c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strictly prime, 3335c. N. O. Molasses Fancy, old. 48c; choice, 45c; mixed. 4042c; new crop, 4350c Soda Bi-carb in Kegs, 34cj bi-carb in Ks, 5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, oJi6c; salsoda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c Candles Star, full weight, 9Jc; stearine, per set, 8jC; parafQne, HK12c. Rice Head. Carolina, 77c: choice, 6 7c; prime, 6K66Kc: Louisiana, 66kc Starch Pearl, 2Jc; cornstarcb,5Jj7c:glos3 starch. 57c. Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon don layers, $3 10; California London layers, $2 50: Muscatels. E2 25: California Muscatels. $2 33: Valencia, new, C3j7c; Ondara Velencia. 7V7K; sultana, 1c; currents, new, 4 oc; Turkey prunes, new, 442c; French prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft pack ages, 8c; cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K15c: Sicily filberts. 12c; Smyrna figs, 12Q!lGc; new dates. 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon peel per ft, 1314c: Orange peel, 12c. Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 8c: ap ples, evaporated, 6JJ7c; apricots, California, evaporated, 1518c:peaches,evaporated, pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated, un pared, 12X13Kc: cherries, pitted, 2122c; cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evap orated, 2424Xc; blackberries, 78c; huckle berries, loailic SSfOARS Cubes, 7Jc powdered, TJc; granu lated. 7Vic: confectioners' A. 7c: standard A. 7c; soft white3,66' r yellow.choice, (Q6c:- yenow, gooa, o4su.-i.; yenow, iair, oyc; yel low, dark. 5Jsc Pickles Medium , bbls (1,200), $4 75; me diums, half bbls (600), $2 85. Salt No. 1 W bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, fl bbl, $1 05; dairy, fl bbl. $1 20: coarse crystal, 33 bbl. $1 20; Higgles Eureka, 4 bu sack, J2 80; Higgin's Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00. Canned Goods standard Peaches. SI 50 1 60; 2ds, $1 301 35; extra peaches. $1 351 00; pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, $1 301 50: Hfd. Co. corn. 7090c: red cherries, 90c$l 00; lima beans, $1 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do, 7o85c: marrowfat peas, $1 10-5)1 15; soaked peas. 70(3 75c; pineapples. $1 401 50; Bahama do, 32 7o; damson plums, U5c; green gaees, $1 25: egg plums. $2 00; California pears, J2 50; do green gages, $2 00; do egg plums. $2 00; extra white cherries, $2 90: red cherries, 2 fts. 90c: raspber ries, $1 1501 40; strawberries, $1 10; gooseber ries SI 2001 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, 1 ft, Jl 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suceotash. 2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, $1 251 50; corn beef. 2-ft cans, $1 75; 14-ft cans, $13 50: baked beans. $1 401 45; lobster, 1 ft. $1 75 1 80: mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50; sardines, domestic, VA 54 24 50; sardines, domestic Ms. $8 25S 50: sardines, imported. Ha, $11 50 12 50; sardines, imported, s, $18 00: sardines, mustard. S4 00: sardine1", spiced, $4 25. Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, "Sofi fl bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed, $40; extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, messed, $36; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Wholo Pollock, 4Kc p ft; do medium George's cod, 6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do George's cod. in blocks, 67Kc. Herring Round, shore, $5 50 ?3 bbl; split. $7; lake. S3 25 fl 100-ft half bbl. White fish, $7 fl 100-ft half bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 fl half bbl. Finnan hadder". 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut, 13c fl ft. Buckwheat Flour 2M24o per pound. Oatmeal SO 30fl 60 P lib!. Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, fl gallon. Lard oik 75c Grain, Flonr nnd Feed. Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex change wero 49 cars. Uy Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago, 7 cars of hay, 1 of feed, 5 of flour, 12 of barley, 3 of oats, 1 of bran, 2 of e. corn, 1 of middlings. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis, i cars of corn, 1 of oats, 8 of bay, 2 of bran, 1 of middlings. 1 of floor. Sales on call: One 1 car No. 1 timothy hay $15, 10 days; 1 car sample wbito oats 31c, 10 days, track. Cereal markets are in general steady. While buyers look for concessions, sellers are not dis posed to concede. Retail dealers complain that stulx coming to the front this season is below the average in quality. One of the heaviest retailers of the city reports that it has been very difficult all the winter to procure a tirst class article of corn and oats, and that f nil prices are readily paid for such. Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, $L05 1 C6; No. 3 red, 0095c. Cobx No.2 vellow, ear, 39K40c; high mixed, ear. 3Sy39c;Nn.l yellow, shelled, 3838e; high mixed, shelled, 3637c; mixed, shelled, 353bc. Oats No. 2 white, 32U33c; extra No. 3, 3031c; No. 3 white, 3031c; No. 2 mixed, 2030c Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 5055c; No. I Western, 5053c. Baeiey No. 1 Canada, 95!)8c; No. 2 Canada, 9095c: No. 3 Canada, &90c; No. 2 W.cstern, 83S5c; No. 3 Western, 6570c; Lake Shore, 75b0c. Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, S6 50 G 75; spring patents, SS 7587 00: fancy straight winter and spring. $5 750 00; clear winter, 5 50R5 75; srflcht XXXX bakers', 5 255 50. Rye flour. J3 75. Cornmeal In paper. 6070e. MILLFEED Middlings, fine white, $20 60 21 00 fl ton; brown middlings, 817 5018 00: wlAter wheat bran. 315 S018 00; chop feed 15 0018 00. Hay Baled timothy, choice. $15 50SU6 00; No. 1 do, J15 00Q15 25: No. 2 do, J12 00013 00; loose from wagon, 23 002S 00; No. 1 upland prairie. $9 5010 00; No. 2, $8 O0Q8 oOr packing do. $5 756 00. ...., Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye straw, $7 007 25. Provisions. As will be seen by our quotations, there la another drop in bams, bacon and lard. Large hams. 18 Its and upward. 10Hc; medium hams, 14 to 18 fts. lie; small hams, 11 fts and under, HKe; picnic or California hams, 8$c; boneless (in skins), Ucx sugar-cured shoul ders, syia bacon. 8c: dry salt, 9c; breakfast bacon, 10c; roulette (boneless s. c. shoulders), 10Kc; regular smoked sides, 9c; hellies, smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8ic; bellies, dry salt sides, 8c; dried beef, sets 3 pieces, 10c; dried beef, fiats, 8c; dried beef, rounds, lie: dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork, mess, $16 50; pork, family, $17 00; pig pork, half barrels, $9 00; long sausage. 5c. Lar" Tierces. 325 fts, 7kc fl ft; half barrels, 120 fts, TJJc fl ft; tubs, wooden. 60 fts. 7c fl ft; buck ets, wooden, 20 fts, c fl ft: 3-ft tin pails, 60 fts, 8c W ft; 5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 8c V ft;10-fttm Sails, 60 fts. 8c ft ft: 20-ft tin pails, 80 fts, 8c; 1-ft tin pails, 100 fts, 7c V Dressed meat. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasjes, 450 to 550 fif. 5 5Kc; 600 to 650 fts, 66Ke: 700 to 750 fts, 77c Sheep, 7c fl ft. Lambs, 8c V ft. Oletal Markets. New York Pig Iron quiet. Copper easier, especially futures: lake, January. $17 25. Lead weaker; domestic, $3 82. Tin dull and weaker; straits, $21 55. St. Louis Lead dull at $3 553 60. WHOLESALE HOUSE.. JOSEPH HORNE & CO., Cor. Wood and Liberty Sis., Importers and Jobbers of Special offerings thifl week In SILKS, PLUSHES, DRESS GOODS, . SATEENS, SEERSUCKER, GINGHAMS, PRINTS,' and OHEVIOTa For largest assortment and lowest prices call and see us. wholesaleTxclusively fe22r83-D PILES! 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