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Week's Kan of Cattle at Liberty Liglit Prices Decline. HEAVY WEIGHTS DEOPPING MOST. Markets Continue in Favor of Buyers of Sheep and Hogs. CHEAP POKE TBOMCTS ASSURED Office of Pittsburg dispatch. ( Thuksday, January 24, 18S9. 5 It w ill be seen by the accompanying re port of the week's work at the Central Stock Yards that local supplies of cattle this week are 530 head below those of last week. Last week's run was the heaviest for two months past The large receipts brought a reduc tion of 2025c per cwt on heavy cattle, and 10 15c on light grades. Markets last week began and ended very slow. Toward the close of the week a few loads left over must have been sold by shading prices. With diminished supplies this week there comes no improvement to the trade, hut the reverse. A leading stockman rcpjrts a de cline on heavy cattle of SOc from last week's prices. On medium grades the decline has not been so great. Low grade cattle have suffered no decline as there i as no room to go Ion er. Bulls are the only thing in cattle lines that are firmer and higher than a week ago. This is explained by the fact that the supply last week was the largest for years, there being eicht loads re ceived where the demand!) of trade call for but one-fourth this amount. The ruling rates for all butcher and export cattle range from 25 fiOc below the figures of two weeks ago. The heaviest stock suffers most by this decline. Hogs. What is true of heavy weightcattle isequally true of heavy hogs that demand for the past month has fallen below supply. An old-time dealer, who purchases largely for Eastern packets, reports that the weakness of markets for heavy hogs reverses all his former ex periences. The opportunities of putting weight on to porkers have seldom been as good as this., season. Hence farmers all over the West are bringing their com to markets in hog This has brought an over supply in heavy weights, and as a consequence, draggy markets. Advices from Chicago to-day are that hogs there have declined 10c from yesterday's prices, with $4 S55 15 as the range lor packing hogs. The range at Liberty is So OOgo 15. One of our leading packers report that he can do better to-day at Chicago than at home, as the grades run better at the former place. Prices of hogs at Liberty are fully 75c below prices of a year ago. One heavy buyer claims that they are bound to go still lower. Our ham and lard' should certainly be cheaper the com ing season than for many years past. &beep and Lnnibs. With sheep supplies 2,370 head above last week, markets have been slow all the week and prices have declined. The heaviest decline is in lambs, which are fully 50c per cwt below prices of a week ago. Sheep have suffered a decline of 1525c Markets to-day are reported a shade steadier than for the first three days of the week. Following is the report of transactions at the Liberty yards for the week : ItECEIFTS. CATTLE. I HOGS. SHEEP Thro'. I Local, i Thursday 2,080 60 7.3)0 1,100 Iridav 400 30 VJ75 5,810 ?aturdv tf0 ISO 3.450 5,430 S-unrty 480 1,510 6.SS 5,940 Monday ft ISO 5,550 330 Toesdav 120 10 3,975 4,1)50 Wednesday SKI JO 5,100 1,670 Total 5,150 1,700 32,775 19,030 Last week S.431 5.530 31,455) 16,660 Thursday IS 5.164 500 ITIdav 3,617 93 hJturrtav 7 1,761 599 Monday 1,337 5,Afi 5.338 Tuesday 55 1,602 4.350 Wednesday 31 1,953 119 Total j 1,651 2399 10,639 Last week j 5,51 19.499 S.899 By Telecraph. New Yohk Beeves Receipts, 24 carloads for a beef exporter. 11 carloads for city slaughterers direct and 1 carload for the mar ket, ana 20 carloads of sale cattle were carried o er 5 esterday: there was no trading in beef cat tle: dressed beef dull and Ion er at 5;4c per pound for native si Jes; exports 17s beeves, 34 sheep and 1,740 quarters of beef. To-daj's Liverpool cable quotes American refrigerator beef dull at ."?ic per pound. Sheep Receipts, 3.300 head, and more than 1,500 were carried over yesterdav: market decidedly firm for sheep at S4 U56 00 per 100 pounds; market steady for lambs at So 507 50; dressed mutton firm at S7 OOgS 50 per 100 pounds; dressed lambs steady at 9 00010 00. Hogs Receipts. S.000 head: none for sale alive; nominal value J5 30g5 70 per 100 pounds. St. Loots Cattle Receipts. 1.30U head: ship ments, 400 bead; market slow; choice heavy native steers, S4 104 60; fair to good do, J3 50 g4 15: butchers' steers, S4 16Q1 60; fair to good do, 3 504 15; botchers1 steers, medium to choice. 12 7033 SO; stockers and feeders, fair to good, SI 90f2 SO- rangers, corn-fed. S3 003 50; grass-fed. J2 00.! 90. Hogs Receipts, 3,600 head; shipments, 1,000 head; market steadv: choice heavy and butchers' selections, $4 70J8 4 85; packing, medium to prime. S4 604 75; light grades, ordinary to best, S4 t04 So. Sheep Receipts, 900 head: shipments, none, market steady; fair to choice, S3 004 60. Chicago The jDrorer' Journal reports: Cattle Receipts. 23,000 head: shipments, 4,500 head: market slow, weak and a shade lower; beeves. 54 004 80: steers, S2 90ffi3 90; stock ers and reeders, 52 103 35: cons, bulls and mixed, SI 403 10: Texas cattle, SI 853 3a Hoss Receipts. 18.000 head; shipments, 5,000 head; market weak and 5c lower; heaw. S4 75 J4 90; light, S4 75z5 U2: skips, S3 005 HO. hheep Receipts, 10.000 head; shipments, 3,500 head: market irregular: natives. S3 0025 40: Westerns, corn fed, S4 404 75; lambs, $3 25 4 30. Bufffai.0 Cattle steady, offerings of butch ers sold at 33c Receipts, 700 head, throuch; sales,20 head. Sheep and lambs Receipts, none, through; sales, 3,000 head; sheep steadv; lambs a shade higher on top grades at S5 35 6 15. Hogs dull and prospects lower: receipts, 3,000 head, throuch: sales. 2.250 head: a few mediums sold at 5 00; no Yorkers sold up to noon; bidding, S5 20. Baltimore Beef cattle Market slow: average quality better; best beeves, $4 37K 4 50: generally rated first qualitv. S4 0004 37; medium or good fair quality, S3 253 75: ordi nary. S2 253 00: most sales were firmer at 52 75 04 37; receipts, L000 brad; sales, 500 bead, hheep Receipts. 3,201 head: sheep, 2 505 25; lambs, S4 006 00. CiscDrarATl Hogs dull and easier; common and light, S4 005 00: packing and butchers' S4 75g4 Bar receipts, 3,550 head; shipments, 2,500 head. HTTSBUEG IKON. The Market Dnll bat Firm, With a flood Prospect Ahead. The iron market may be quoted dnll bnt firm, with a good prospect of a chance for the bet ter. This change will occur just so soon as buyers can be assured that prices have reached low water mark. With this prospect in view, there is no pressure to se'k PIG Iron Neutral Gray forge, S15 00015 25, cash; wtite and mottled, 14 50015 00. cash; all ore milk S16 00016 25, cash; No. 1 foundry, 17 50017 75. cash; No. 2 foundry. SiB 7517 00, cash; No. 2 charcoal foundrv.J21 50022 0U, cash: cold blast charcoal, 25 00028 00, cash; Bessemer iron. 17 00. cash. Feuro-Manoanese Eighty per cent, $54 60 055 00: speigel-eisen, S27 00Q28 00 f or20per cent cash. Majtcfactured Iron Bars, 1 75i 80, 60 days, 2 per cent off; Ekelp, grooved, 1 701 75; sheared. 1 9502 00.- Muck Bar 28 002S 50 are the extremes. Billets Bessemer steel, 28 50 cash: nail slabs, S27 7528 00; domestic bloom and rail ends. 19 00019 5a Nails Carlols J2d to 40d, SI 90, 60 days; 2 per cent off for cash. wrought Iron pipe msconnts on steam. cent: oil well casing, 60 per cent: 5JJ-inch cas ing, 37 per net foot; 2-mch tubing, 13c: boiler tubes and oil well casing, 60 per cent off large lots. Merchant Steel Tool, SJc; crucible Fpnng, 4c; crucible machinery, 5c; open hcarth machinery. 2?c . Rail Fastenings Spikes, 22c per pound, 80 days;splicc b.irs. L80l tec per pound; square nut track bolts. 2.85c and hexagon nut. 2.90 2.95c t o. b. Pittsburg. Old Rails American tees, S24 50025 00: steel do. 18 50 for short, 19 50forlnng. Steel Rails Heavy sections. S2S29 cash, at works. Scrap Iron No.1 wrought $21021 25 pernet ton; cast scrap. 15 50016: wrought turnings. 13 H- ": cast borings. 12013, jrrof: car axles. Ei 50026 50, net; old car wheels, 19 50020 CO, grow; rail ends, W 50020 00; bloom do, 19 60, cash. mabkeis by toe. Lone Wheat Breaks the Market, bnt Losses Recovered Corn Higher and Oats Steady Fork Forced Down Lard and Ribs Firm. Chicago Quite a large business was transacted in wheat to-day, and the feeling was unsettled and feverish. The open ing was about the same to c higher than jes terda's closing, bnt the market declined Jc under large offerings, and apparently nobody to take them. Later it ruled stronger, and ad vanced lc, then became easier and closed about Jic higher than yesterday. The early de cline, it is claimed, again brought out consider able long wheat, some of which was forced on the market for lack of margins. The reported failure of an'Eastern firm also contributed to the weakness, thongh this was subsequently denied. The later reaction and improvement were attributed to active cover ing by shorts, and possibly some buying of long account in expectation of a reaction. Trading on outside account was fairly large. It was ru mored that a prominent local operator had margined his trade down to S5c, and rnmored export buying at the seaboard assisted the re covery from inside figures. Corn opened a trifle better than the closing prices of yesterday, was steady for a time, then advanced Hc, the near futures showing the greater strength, reacted some and closed i Jc higher than yesterday. Oats were buiet and steady with slight fluctu ations. The trade in mess pork was moderately active, but prices ruled with considerable irregularity. Offerings were rather free earlyin the day, and a reduction of 3035c on closing figures of yes terday was submitted to. The market devel oped little more strength and prices gradually improved 1012c and closed comparatively steady. Lard was moderatelv active and some unsold. Prices ruled 8710c fower early in the day. but rallied again to 57c and closed steady. Short ribs were less active and weaker. Prices ruled 1012Xc lower early, but rallied to 2K5c later and closed steady. The leading futures raucea as follows: Wheat No. 2, Januarv. 93Uc; Febrnary. 93939293c: May, 9797i9597c; July, 8KS8KKc CORN No. 2 Januarv. S4i3531lR35c: March. 335JS3555c; May, 337 3436c. Oats No. 2 Januarv. 24Xc: February, 24 21'c; May. 27Z627K27Jc. Mess Pons, per bbl January, til 6511 75 11 65811 70: -.March, Sll 75U 90U 7511 85; May, $12 S012 3012 0512 10. Lasd. per 100 lbs January, $6 85: March. $6 S7K6 87X6 S2X6 S7K; May, $8 977 00 66 S2H6 95. Shobt Ribs, per 100 ft January, S6C0; March. $6 i2H6 42X6 32K6 35; May, $6 47 66 17&&6 406 4a Cash quotations were as follows: Klour, ami ana nncbanced. JNo. 2. spring wheat. fc: Mo. 3 snrimr wheat, nominal: No. 2 red. IMlfe. Kn. 2 rorn MUc No. 2 oats. 24JQ2l,& No. 2 rye, 4Sc No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed. SI 60. Prime timothy seed, SI 57. Mess pork, per barrel, Sll 80011 85. Lard, per 100 lbs. 6 82W6 85. Short ribs sides (looe), $6 30. Dry salted shoulders (boxed), S6 006 25. Short clear sides (boxed), S6 02XQ6 75. Sugars, cut loaf. TJigEJc; granulateii, 7c; standard A, 6Jic Receipts Flonr. 1L000 barrels: wheat. 26.000 bushels: corn. 8.000 bushels: oats. 78,000 bushels: rye, 6,000 bushels: barley, 66,000 bush els. Shipments Flour. 10,000 barrels; wheat. 17, 000 bushels; corn. 78,000 bnshels: oats. 7.000 bushels; rye. 7,000 bushels; barley, 40,000 bush els. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was dull and unchanged. Eggs steady at 1515.Jfc- New York Flour heavy and dull. Wheat Spot irregular, closing firmer; options ic higher than j esterday. Barley steady. Barley malt quiet. Corn Spot moderately active and K6Kc higher: options J4Kc higher and firm. Oats Spot stronger; options quiet and firmer. Hay quiet. Hops firm. Coffee quiet. Options opened steady, 510 points up; closed steady, 15gf25 points above yesterdav; sales, 33,500 bags, including January. 15.6515.80c; February, 15.60 li70c: March, 15.5515.65c: April and May, 15.5015.65c; June 15.60c; July, 15.60015.70c; August, 15.6515.70c: September, 15.7015.80c; October, 15.S0ffil5.95c; December. 15.85015.90c; spot Rio steady; fair cargoes, lTJc Sugar Raw weik; fair refining, 4c: centrifugals, 96 test, 5 9 16c: refined more active and steady. Molasses Foreign, strong: sales, two cargoes. unua to arrive atc. luce quiet ana nrm. Cottonseed oil depressed: crude. 43c; yellow, 50c Tallow depressed, inactive: city. 5c Rosin auiet. Turpentine quiet at 4545c Esgs dull and lower; Western, 16 lbc; re ceipts, 3,591 packages. Fork lower and dull; old mess, S13 25013 50; new mess, $13 50!13 75; extra prime, $13. Cutrneats firm; pickled bel lies, 7JCSc; do shoulders, 6ic; do hams. lOJic; middles easy, short clear, $7. Lard lower: snot quiet; options quiet: sales: Western spot, $7 3507 40, closinc at 17 3007 S5: city, 6 85; January, 7 2S; February, $7 2807 32, closinc; at 7 29; March, 7 29; April, S7 30; May. 7 S0 7 34. closinc at 57 30 asked: June. S7 3107 35, closing at 7 31 asked; August, 7 3407 37, clos inc at S7 35. Bntter firm on choice; Western dairy, 13018c; do. creamery, 162GXc: Elgin's, 28c Cheese strong and quiet; Western, 10K llc St. Loots Klour quiet and unchanged. Wheat essentially unchanged: options higher; the market was unsettled at the opening, but after selling JKC lower there came are action that carried the pnre up 1c andtheclose was a above yesterday. Corn Arm and higher. Oats higher and strong. Rye nothing doinc. Barley No demand whatever. Provisions dull and lower. Pork, $12 5012 75 Lard Prime steam nominal at 6 70. Cry salt meats Shoulders. 5 50; longs and ribs, 6 50; short clear, 0 70. Bacon Shoulders, boxed, 6 50; longs and ribs. 7 4O0S7 50: short clear. 57 62j. Bagging. 7J09c Iron cotton ties, SI 00. Cincinnati Flour dull. Wheat dull and lower; No. 2 red. 97c; receipts, 100 bushels; ship ments 2,100 bushels. Corn steadv; No. 2, 35c Oats firm; No. 2 mixed, 2814029c Rye quiet and steady: No. 2. 54c Pork dull at J12 50. Lard quiet at S6 80. Buikmeats and bacon dulL Sugar easier. Cheese firm. Milwaukee Flonr dull and nncbanced. Wheat firmer: cash, 8Sc;May, 91Jc; jDiy, 9(c Corn firm; No. 3, 32c Oats steady; No. 2 white, 28c Re weaker: No. 1. 47Jic Bar- lev stronger; No. 2, 62KC Provisions easier. Pork, 11 75i Lard, S6 KM c Cheese dull; ched- dars, 1O01OKC Philadelphia Flour quiet Wheat firm; options closed Jfc higher in sympathy with the advance in the West. Corn steady but quiet. Oats Demand light and prices of car lots were barely steadv. Butter firm; Pennsylvania creamerv, extra, 27. Eggs steady; Pennsylvania firsts, 16c Baltimore Provisions dull and quiet. But ter rather firm: western packed, 16021c; cream ery, 20027c Eges steady at 15k16c Coffee quiet; Rio fair, 1717c Toledo Cloverseeddull;cash and February. S5 25; March, So 32X- JERUSALEM AS A MARKET. An Opening for a Thousand Articles Dcnlt In br Oar Traders. It seems somewhat startling to associate Jerusalem with trade, particularly when the newest nation in the world comes into direct relations with it in that respect it beinc one of the oldest says the ICorlh Brltith Matt. Yet that ancient city furnishes a market of consid erable extent for many commodities. Kero sene, for instance, is largely used there If white pine lumber were introduced it would take immensely. Indeed, it is thonght that such a product does reach the place by wav of Austria, Any good sewing machine, as It be came known, would take the place of the cheap, clumsy machines from Germany, which have been used because none others were to be had. Even the poverty of the inhabitants does not prevent them from seeing that abetter thongh mare expensive machine is more profit able in tho end than the cheap and inferior German product Cod-liver oil, quinine and other drugi are in fair demand in Palestine There can be little doubt in short, that there is a market for a thousand and one articles of those dealt in by our traders, and yet which are, perhaps, even now quite unknown to the inhabitants, and never have been so much as heard of by them. A Demand for Paper In Venezuela. The demand for paper.of every description of foreign origin steadily increases in Venezuela, says the Jtorlh BritUh MaiL Common white printing paper is not charged any duty. The packing should be as light as possible, as tho total dues are levied on the gross weight in clusive of the packing. Cigarette papers pay 10 centimes per kilogramme; wall paper, 75 centimes; highly finished wall paper, 250 centimes, and writing paper, 25 centimes per kilogramme. Metal DIarket. St. Louis Lead steady; refined, S2 60. New York Pig iron steady. Copper fever ish; lake, January, 17 00. Lead firm and fairly active; domestic, 3 82. Tin steady: straits, 21 GO. WVlsky Market. The demand continues good finished goods. 9 1 03 for at Wool Market. St. Lours Wool quiet and weak, bnt pricos nnc hanged: receipts, 13.950 pounds. When baby was sick, we gave ber Castorta When she was a Child, she cried for Castorta, When she became Miss, she clung to Castorta, When she had Children, she gave them Castorta, mhll-UCS-KWFixSTf- I HARD ON THENERYES. Trials of a Young Man in Charge of the Repairing Department of A BIG LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENCY Panic in Electric Stocks Caused by a U. S. Supreme Court Decision. BATTLE BETWEEN BULLS AND BEARS There is one branch of the real estate bus iness that is not strewn with roses. It is full of trouble and vexation of spirit. Job was peculiarly fortunate that he was not subjected to anything so trying on the nerves and so exasperating to the most an gelic disposition. Reference is made to the repairs department, which is an important adjunct to every well-regulated real estate agency. It is generally placed in charge of a mild-mannered young man who wants to establish a reputation for goodness of dispo sition, or of an elderly gentleman who has had a large amount of domestic training, and thinks he is proof against outside temptation to break any part of the decalogue. This subject first dawned upon the mind of The DibPATcu representative yesterday afternoon while he was waiting upon a Fourth avenue agent for an item of news. Just in front of him was a hole in a window over which, in large, gilt letters, was the legend, "Repairs Department." A large, aggressive-looking w oman was on the outside of the window. On the inside was a yonng man whoso flushed face and nervous movements indicated a severe struggle to maintain a respectable degree of composure. They had been wrangling for some time, and were evidently about ready to wind up the interview. The listener caught the ominous words of the young man as be turned his back upon the woman: "I won't do it; that settles it" "I'll see," was the parting shot as she flounced out of the room. After repairing damages to his feelings and caressing his mustacho for a few seconds, the young roan unburdened himself to his journalistic visitor as follows: "That woman is a perfect terror. We rented her a house in Allegheny some time ago. It was in good repair, but she took it into her head that she wanted a bath room bnilt in it and she has been troubling us about it ever since Not long ago my employer threatened to throw her out of the office, bnt she defied him and he didn't try to carry out his threat You heard how she talked to-day. I am really afraid of her. AVe would be willing to pay some one handsomely to get ber out of the house. But as she is prompt with her rent we can do nothing. She will never get that bath room, that's certain. But she is not the only person to give us trouble. There arc plenty of others like her. but not quite so dangerous, perhaps. There is no end of her wants. No matter what the condition of the houses may be they want something new, a door cut through a partition, a new roof, an extra porch, a dormer window, a new-fangled pump, paint inside or out some times both, paper for walls and ceilings and everything else almost they can think of. This Is all well enough, but tho fact is landlords can't afford such improvements. They would cost more than the income from the property. "This is a trying position for any man," he continued, with a sigh. "They give me no rest When persuasion fails they threaten. I expec; to be garroted or sandbagged some night I am expecting a man every minute who wants a partition fence When he finds he can't get it he will get mad and probably shake his fist under my nose. If I should lose my temper at the same time there would be a fight I gen erally succeed in'keeping my indignation under control, but it's hard work. "The fact is, roost of these people are un reasonable The law compels landlords to keep their houses in a good state of repair, but they are not satisfied with this. They want extras and luxuries that would amount to more than the rent. I do not include all of our customers in this category. The majority of them are all right It's the cranks, or those who want things different from anybody else, that give us trouble." A PANIC IN ELECTRIC. Small Holders Unload on the Strength of a Supremo Court Decision. Something unusual happened at the Stock Exchange yesterday. A report that the Su preme Court had rendered a decision adverse to the electric people caused some scare among holders of small lots of that stock, and they dumped abont all they had upon the market Holders of big bundles looked on, smiled and bid the stuff in as fast as it was offered. A sub sequent report that the decision related to a refrigerator infringement case, and had no direct bearing upon the local electric com panies, caused a reaction and steadied prices. Losses were recovered in the afternoon, and the market closed firm, not only for Electric, but for-all the specialties. Some who unloaded in the forenoon were bidders at the last calk Bids offered are given below: ATTEBSfOOS. Hid. Asked. 36 .... STOCKS. Allegheny Gas Co.. Ill Cliartlers Valley (las.. Jat. Gas Co., W. Va.. Pennsylvania Gas Co.. Fniladelchla Gas Co... Wheeling Uas Co Citizens Traction l'ltteburg Traction LaXorla M. Co 1. inter M. Co West'bonse Elcc Union Switch blznal 14 58 Is. IS St 29 79 49 m 10 351 IDS 35.S 35S Sales in the forenoon included Philadelphia Gas. s. o. 30 davs. at 39. 50 shares loO rezu- lar at 39, 100 at 3S, 550 La Noria at . and 482 Westinghouse Electric at 35035J35). Be fore call 100 shares sold at 36. In the afternoon ISO shares Electric -sold at 35iJ0355635?i35, and 50 Wheeling Gas at 2SJJ. The total sales for the day aggregated 1,072 shares quite a boom for Pittsburg and a big day's work for Captain Barbour, who, despite a periodical attack of rheumatism, kept the boys down to business from first to last. The total sales of stocks in New York yester day were 177,4SS shares, including: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western? 24,690: Erie, 4,400; Lake Shorc3,517; Missouri Pacic4.0l0: North western, 12,450: Reading, 39.200; Richmond and West Point4,825;St Paul,19,010: Union Pacific. 6,970; Western Union, 3,239. PLUVIUS RESPONSIBLE. Depositing at Bank Cut Down by Bain and Muddy Streets. The local money market continues to work very easily. There was free checking yester day, but deposits fell below the average This was explained by a Fourth street financier in this wise: "The weather isthreatenlng and the streets very muddy. This has a tendency to keep people at home They won't come out if they can avoid it A large number of our cus tomers are women and men who have retired from business. Many of tnem live In the suburbs. They seldom venture out in bad weather. But we lose nothing in the end. If we miss their favors one day or one week we are sure to catch them the next" Call loans were quoted at 506 per cent, and time paper at 607. Government bonds were strong, the 4's advancinc Vf. Exchanges at the Clearins House were 1.869,092 and the balances 310,893 22, showing a good average bnsiness be tween banks. Money on call at New York yesterday was easy at 2 per cent Prime mercantile paper, 405c Sterling exchange active and firm at $4 86 for 60-day bills and 84 89 for demand. Bonds closed in New Vork yesterday: U. S. 4b, registered. 127K: U. S. 4s, coupon, 127J4; U. & 48. registered; 109; U. K. 4Js, coupon, 109; Pacific 6s of '95, 120. New York Clearings, 109,896,217; balances. 5,117,288. Boston Clearings, Slo.506,327; balances. 1,792,566. Money 2 per cent Baltimore Clearings, 2,003.550; balances. 317,204. PniLADELPHlA Clearings, $9,954,513; bal- ranees, 9ifoo,xr. St. Loots Clearings, $2,948,176; balances. $658,329. Chicago Money on call at 55X per cent; time loans b7 per cent Bank clearinirs. $9,598,000. A PITCHED BATTLE. Balls ncd Bears Strugglo for Supremacy nt the Oil Exchange. The bells and the bears had a battle royal at the Petroleum Exehange yesterday. The mar ket was steady at the opening. Oil Oity bought at S5c, bnt turned seller when the price dropped below those figures. McKee, Spronl and Law rence were the principal traders here. New York sold at 84Jfc The tide turned at Sc, J.10RNIXO. . Hid. Asked. '.'". "w 53 "isx "33 59 79 47S 50 1H Is. and a buying movement set in. This strength ened the market From that time on there was a firm tone and a more hopeful feeling. The bulls fought every inch of ground and bad a decided advantage at the close. Both sides were on their metil, however, and fairly made Rome howl in their endeavoru to depressor elevate tho quotations. All in all, it was the most exciting day that had been witnessed since the beginning of the year. The cause of the early slump was a report that the Standard and the producers had failed to come to terms in regard to the big bundle of oil that is in dispute between them. This was very bearish news, and materially as sisted the selling movement Later it was re ported they were acting harmoniously and would probably reach an amicable agreement This was decidedly bullish, as tending to re lieve the market from an uncertainty, and re sulted in a reaction that carried prices up a few points and held the market steady for the rest of the day. The opening was 4JJc; high est 85jgc; lowest 84Kc; closed, S5c a gain for the day of c and jc above tho lowest point rsached. ( A. B. McGrew quotes puts U, calls 86 to 8GK- Tne following taDie correctea by lie Witt Dll worth. broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth avenue and Wood street Pittsburg, shows the order of fluctuations, etc. : Time. Kid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask. Opened MSi Sa't 12:45 p. M.... tSH M5 10:15A. M.... tR .)$ 1:00P. M... 8V 85V1 10:30.1. X.... 83X 5! 1:15P. M.... MX &'i 10:15a. m.... & S.V4 1:3) r. M.... S6ii Kit 11.-00 A. M.... MH t&X 1:45 P. M.... 85M 8-i! 11:15A. M.... 65 85 2:00 P. it.... S-Vi & 11:30A. M.... 84 85 !:15F. X.... 85'fi M I1:45A. X.... UH 61V 2:30 P. X.... 85a 85 13:00 M M 81 2:45 P. X.... H 85J i::l5P. x.... 84 85 Closed 85,H .... 12:30 P. M.... 84 85 Opened. 84c; highest 85Sc: lowest H'aC; dosed, 053C- Barrils. DsllT run , 42.015 Average runs 45.194 Dally shipments 81,(150 Average shipments 70,999 llailv charters - 60,873 Average charters '. .- 42.3511 Clearances ... 3,379,000 New York closed at 85KC Oil City closed al SSHc Bradrora closed at B. HewYom. reflned. 7.103. London, reaned. 8 15-16J. Antwerp, renned. 18H& Olhcr Oil Markets. Bradford, January 24. Opened, 84Kc; high est 85c: lowest. 81c: closed. 85Kc On. CtTY.Jannary 24. Opened, 84c; highest 85c; lowest 84c; closed. 85c. TrrusviLLE, January 24. Opened, 84c; highest 85c: lowest 84Kc; closed, 85Mc New York, January 24. Petroleum opened firm at S4c,but became strong on light trading and advanced to 85c. The market then be came dull and heavv and receded to the open ing figures, but rallied again and closed firm at 85c. Sales, 1,180,000 barrels. STILL IN DEMAND. Beat Estate a BIjf Factor la Bnsiness Cal cnlntlons Wood Street Structures. There is always a demand for real estate in Pittsburg. The-inquiries yesterday were as numerous as on any previous day this week. Some deals were closed up and others begun. Several large ones have been hanging nro for some time. Progress was reported in some of these cases yesterday. There were conflicting rumors floating around yesterday concerning the description of buildings that will be erected on Wood street in place of those wrecked by the storm. Mr. JIcKce, one of the owners of the Weldin building, said that all the parties interested had about decided on a uniform block from Diamond street to the building occupied by Mr. Hendricks, four honses five stories high, cost inz about $20,000 each. From another source it was learned that the matter of the appeal from the Building In spector's decision was still pending, and until this tangle was settled no definite arrangement could be made about rebuilding. Just what will be done seems to be an open question. One thing is clear, however new buildings of some sort will bo put up in place of the old ones. Alles 4 Bailey, 164 Fourth ave., sold for Mrs. MorEtt anew brick dwelling of seven rooms and all conveniences, on Locust street between Magee and Stevenson streets, to H. Hayes, of Harrisburg, Pa. The price could not be learned. H. B. Smithson. auctioneer, sold yesterday morning 70 feet on Madison avenue by 111 feet on Second street Allegheny, to S. H. Shannon for $25,800. Black & Baird, 95 Fourth avenue, sold for U. Schwendeman -to Mrs. Mary Leonard a two story brick dwelling and storeroom, No. 378 Webster avenue, for S2.450 cash. Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue, sola for $3,250 cash, a lot 120x155 on the south west corner of Herron avenue and Iowa street Thirteenth ward. The purchaser will build a handsome residence on the same. Messrs. Black & Co. report an unprecedented demand for property on the hill, owing to the advant ages the proposea cable roaa running out Wylie avenue will present and which is to be constructed at once. James W. Drape & Co. sold two houses and lots on Rebecca street East End. six rooms in each house, and lot 33x120 feet, for $6,050. LOSSES EECOYEEEP. A Lively Day Anions Wall Street Stock Jobbers Benrs Unnblo to Hold Their Grip Prices Tumble and Re actBonds Irreculnr. New York, January 2t The stock market was still less active to-day, and the dealings were even more than usual of lato devoid of special feature. The reduction in the Bank of England's rate of discount with continued ease of money both here and abroad gave the for eigners renewed confidence this morning, and they took some lots of stocks here and gave for the time being a better tone to the local mar ket than was seen yesterday. The local opera tors were waiting for news from the Presi dents meeting at Chicago, however, and in the meantime the bears as usual seized the oppor tunity to make a demonstration against the list especially the Coalers and Union Pacific, and aid was received from Chicago in the shape of pressure to sell the Grangers. The depres sion caused by these efforts was not in propor tion to tho amount of work done, the declines established being confined to small fractions in every case. The poor success led to a covering movement late in the day and the losses were about recovered before the close. First prices were firm to strong and the ad vances over last evening's figures extended to per cent and further slight gains were gen erally made, thouch only Wheeling and Lake Erie displajcd any real strength. Toward noon tho market subsided into the most extreme dullness and some heaviness developed in the Coalers and Grangers, which after 12 M. was accompanied by more animation under the at tempts of the bears to depress quotations. In the last hour there was renewed strength all over the list and prices recovered almost all the losses of the day, and in some cases fractions in addition. The close was dull but firm. Most of tho list is slightly higher, but in no case is the final change for more than a frac tion. There was again a moderate business in rail road bonds, the sales of all issues reaching $1,787,000, out of which $154,000 were in Nickel Plate fours, $140,000 Chesapeake and Ohio cer tificates and $1C9,0U0 Reading fours. The move ments in tne general list however, were on a parity with the fluctuations in stocks, and while the tone of the market was firm to strong some weakness was shown here and there, and final prices arc soincwuat irregular. The following table shows the pricesof active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. Corrected dailj for The Disf-atch by Whit ney & Stephenson, members of New York Stock Excbangc, 67 Fourth avenue: Open- Hluh- Low Inc. est. est. Clos inc 49M WH 5214 ro-ii 9S)4 35 S, low 64 1MM fi 15 iXH 91)i 106H Hl sin 29'4 24 H 140 136 i lf 44 8H 64 21! 1I3H 53 102 57, 85 8 72, 1C854 S8 04 'f n 70 ft IF Am. cotton oil 4'J? Atch.. Top. Jt S. T.... 60i Canadian Pacific !1!i Canada Southern XH Central orNcw Jersey. 7,i Ccntrall'aclUc .... U., Bur. & Qulncy ItOM C, Jill. & ht. Paul... 63&, C, Jlll.ibt. P.. pr.... 101,1 C, Kockl. &P 97 C, M. L. & Pitts C, St. L. APltts. pf. C, St. P.. it. A 0 31 C, St. P., SI. & O., pf. .... O. & Northwestern... .117 C& Northwestern, pf. .... O. U. C. & 1 58 Col., Coal It Iron 29 Col. & Hocking Val .. 25 Del., L. 4W 140 Del. & Hudson 136, Denver A KloU Denver Jt Klo G., pf. K.T., Va. &Oa E. T.,Va. & Oa.. 1st pf .... E. T., Va. ft Ga. 2d pf. 2tj Illinois Central 113! Lake Erie St West pf.. 53 Lake Shore & M. 8..102J 50 'i 52 50 1 S.' 109 )i 64 ioi x 93 60 i 52H 100S 90S 31T 1C7 5S" At 136 tin 106J1 57)1 29H 25Ji 139K 13d" U3M 52 101 6&H LouisTiue& .w.isnvuie. 37 Michigan central., . 84 Mobile ft Ohio Mo., K. ftTevas Missouri Pacific Newlork Central.. N. Y.. L. E. & W... 7?tf ,.10SM N. Y., L. E. ft W.pref I .1. I., V. AOh U...... .... N. Y., C St. L. pf. N.V., C. ft St. L.2dpf .... N. YAN. E 44 N. V.. O. ft W ISM Norfolk Western Norfolk ft Western, pf 51V Northern Pacific 25JJ Northern Pacific pref. e s Ohio ft Mississippi 2l Oregon Improvement .... Oregon Transcon 30)f Pacific Mall Peo. Dec. ft Evans..... 22X Phlladel. ft Heading,. 43 Pullman Palace Car.. .133 214 H3,'I 53l 10214 57 13 13 72, 72, 10SK 1094 27S 611 61H 45" 4IJ 15!4" ISM 5144 61 H SIM 25 254, 23J 60k 60 C0!i 21X 21 2IX 3M 304, 22X VM 22X" 4SH 47j 43 193 100M "1 Richmond & W. P. T.. UX HK Richmond A W.F.T.pf 734 78 St. Paul&Dulnth St. Paul & Duluth pf. St. P., Minn. &Jlan...lOC'4 10OK St.L.A8an Fran " St L. & San Fran pf.. 61 a St. L. & San V. Hi pf. Texas Pacific 2K 20? Union Pacific 2$ 63 Wabash 12M 12K Wabash preferred...,. 2iH J4M Western Union 84' ' Wi Wheeling & L. 63M 65 MX 23!, 80 79J 39 M 100)4 100M .... m 61,f 62 .... 1MM 20 20,'J ev4 em ISM HX UH I5'4 Wi 84! m 61 BOSTON STOCKS. Atchison and tho Coppers Lose Ground Other Securities Irrecnlar. Boston, January 24. The stock market to day was featureless, with some Irregularity in tone. Atchison, Chicago, Burlington and Sulncy, copper stocks, etc, lost ground, while exicans and West End were a trifle firmer. Atch. &Top..lst7. 119 Atch. ATop.B. B... 50 Boston & Albany.. .202j C. K. (l Jin Wis. Central, com... Wis. Central pf.. AUonczM,KCo.(neir) 4 Calumet ft ilecU....278M nn. San. ft Cleve. UH, Catalna 17 r-asiernic. k vo Eastern R. It 6s 124 Flint iPtre.M. prd. 9 K.CSt.J.&C.lJ.7s.l23H Mexican Central .... USj 31. C 1st Hon. bits. 69 . y. ftKewKn-... 44H Old Colony 170H Bntland preferred.. 37 Franklin U Huron 4U Osceola 1S,S 0,alncT 73'4 neii jciepnoae iu Boston Land IK Water rower.. H Tamaracc San Diego .148 i. 24 Philadelphia rttoelti. Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57 Fourth avenue. Members New York btock Ex change. Bid. Pennsylvania Kallroad 53V Beading Hsilroad 24 Buffalo, Pittsburg and Western 124 I-ehlxh Vallcv 54H LehlRh .Navigation MH Allegheny Valley bonds 113 u. Oo.'s New Jersey 225 Northern Pacific 23', Northern Pacific preferred GO Asked. 54 24 1-16 12H 54X 2 GO), lUinlntr Stocks. New York, January 24. Mining stocks closed: Amador, 150; Bodie, 175; Caledonia, 255; Consolidated California and Virginia. 787; Com monwealth. 550; Deadwood, 160; Oould and Currv, 270; Hale and Norcross, 496; Homestake, 1250; Iron Silver, 315; Ontario, 8350; Plymouth, 825; Savage, 490: Sierra Nevada, 290; Standard, Union Consolidated, 290. LATJ5 NEWS IN BRIEF. Cardinal Haynald has offered his celebrated herbarium, valued at E50.0U0, to the Hungarian National Museum. Charles Yriarte has published a most in teresting work in two volumes of the life and policy of Ca;sar Borgia. The Secretary ot the Treasury yesterday afternoon accepted the following bonds: 4s, registered, $6,000 at 109. General Von Scellendorf, Prussian Minister of War, and Dr. Von Schelllng, Imperial Min ister of Justice, have resigned. Baumeister.Schoene and Hartman, of the Vienna Burg Theater, have been decorated with the Order of Francis Joseph. The Secretary of State has received a cable message from the United States Consul at Colon, savin 2- that affairs on the Isthmus of Panama are quiet The Cologne Gazette proposes the insertion of a special Geffcken paragraph in the German penal code, which, it says, requires thorough revision from beginning to end. A dispatch says that Sheriff J. L. Kibbee, of Boyd county, Kentucky, made an assign ment late last night, and left home before day light this morning. He is said to be short $14,000. The death of M. Leronx, member of the Chamber of Deputies, entails a bye election on Febrnary 19 in the Department of the Nord, the lamest constituency in France, next to that of the Seine. Representative Morrow, of California, is in receipt of a telegram from San Francisco in forming him that a recount of the votes in the Fourth Congressional district increases his majority 62, making his majority 655 over his Democratic competitor, Mr. FarraU. The suit brought by Miss Bessie Hubhell against Dr. Charles Bliss for $20,000 damages for breach of promise of marriage was discon tinued yesterday in the New York Supreme Court on account of the doctor's death, he having been killed by a fall the day before. The Dublin Express (Conservative) asserts that the London Times has secured fresh and important documents from the United States, will be produced before the Parnell Bsion in support of its charges against wnicn wi commission in sunDort 01 its cuarm Parnellite members of the House of Commons. The fruition ot the Czarina's hopes of making a sojourn in Naples is now extremely uncertain. She is afflicted with a malady re sembling palsy, and is slowly growing worse. She has been subject to paroxysms of nervous prostrations and tits of trembling ever since the railway disaster at Borki. A duel was fought to-day between M. Cornudet the member of the Chamber ot Deputies for the Department ofCreuz, and M. 'Chabrouillaud.editorof a newspaper. The latter gentleman was wounded. The duel was the result of a quarrel growing out of the candi dacy of General Boulanger. The British Minister at Athens will shortly give bis decision as arbitrator upon the claim of the United States Government against Den mark, for compensation on account ot the Danish commander at St Thomas firing upon the American ship Benjamin Franklin, as that vessel was leaving port in 1854, without per mission from the authorities. Important arrangements have been made in Chicago in a case of clever forgery through which thousands of people, who have been us ing what they supposed to be Arnold's ink, have been nsing a counterfeit finid nut up in genuine, bottles, but labelled with forged fac similes of the well-known label of the English manufacturers. William Bitter's ale and lagerbeer brewery, in Chicopee, Mass.. and 400 barrels of lager beer were seized yesterday by United States officers. The officers secured positive evi dence, including ilr. Bitter's confession, that he has been using beer stamps a second time. He was also found bottling beer in the brewery contrary to law. The Senate Pacific Railway Committee will meet Monday next to consider Mr. Mitchell's bill providing for an ascertainment and fund ing of tho debts of the Central and Union Pa cific Railway Companies. In the meantime. Chairman Frye will probably call up tho bill pendinc in the Senate, as a special order, deal ing only with the Union Pacific and Central Branch, and make a speech upon it A company of United States troops arrived at Purcell, Ind. T., yesterday, from Fort Reno, crossed the Canadian river and proceeded to put tbe "boomers" out of the Oklahoma coun try. Over 600 families were driven out and thev arc now encamped around Purcell. Some of the people resisted and had to be tied to wagons and were pulled out in this way. United States Consul Wlllard.at Guaymas, Mexico, has sent a dispatch to the State De partment denying the report that a number of American citizens had been killed by Yagin Indians near Orltz, CO miles from Guaymas. He says that the Indians attacked a small force of Mexican soldiers, and killed several of them, but that no foreigners were injured. Mr. Gladstone, who is now it Naples, in reply to a correspondent who had called his at tention to the fact that a branch of the Irish National Leaeue had been named after him, writes: "I have no connection of any sort with tbe League nor have I any knowledge what soever on the subject I suppose my name was chosen owing to my efforts to free the Irish from opprcssivo laws such as are absolutely certain to produce obiectionable acts on the 1 part of some Irishmen, tile fewness of which I nnlv wnmler nt iinrl fenl thfinVfMl tnr " In a dense fog yesterday morning a train at Fulton and Nostrand avenues station, on the Kings County Elevated Railroad, in Brooklyn, on the down track, was run into by a train In the rear which had been following. No dam age was caused, but the passengers were greatly shaken uo and excited. One of them, Samuel Konff on, lost bis presence of mind and jumped off the front platform of the first car into the street He was killed on the spot. The cars wero not damnged, and none of the other pass tengers wero hurt The steamer Australia arrived yesterday frcm Honolulu bringing news up to the 14th instant The Hiawaiian Gazette of January 12 sajstheKingof Ravutu and tho Queen of Rimatara havo arrived at Racotanga, their mission being to have a British protectorato es tablished over their inlands. Being disap pointed in this, they drew up a pathetic peti tion to Queen Victoria and her Prime Minister, praying for the protection of the British flag over those islands and the island of Maria. This petition has been forwarded to England. The Car Trust has won a victory in its snit against the Iron Mountain and Southern Rail road Company. The snit was brought in tho United States Circuit Court in New York. It was to recover about $850,000. and grew out of an agreement made in 1830 between the trust and tbe Wabash system. By its terms the trust was to supply the rolling stock of the system. The Wabash went into the hands ot the Iron Mountain and the agreement was not carried nut The decision was rendered by. Judge Wheeler yesterday. He holds that the Car Trust is entitled to judgment A New Bulldlne for the Vandersrrlfts. Captain J. J. Vandergrift has about de cided to erect a large business block on the site of tbe United Pipe Lines and Vander grift's offices. It will have a 30-foot front ing, running through to Diamond street, to be used by all of the companies with which he is connected. Dueing the late campaign Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup worked wonders for the orators. DOMESTIC MARKETS. Balmy Weather the KeYcrse Pleasant to Produce Men. of APPLES GOING TO GARBAGE PILE. Wretched. Soads Cause Light Receipts of Grain and Hay. WHEAT STILL KEEPS DESCENDING Ofwce or Pittsbuko Dispatch, j Thursday, January 24, 1889. $ Country Produce, Jobbing Prices. The cold weather having lost its grip, the high hopes of revival to trade, cherished by produce commission merchants for the past few days, have been nipped in the bud. Large quan tities of apples travel daily to the garbage pile. Prices for all but the best-keeping article are only nominal. The only question with dealers is as to how much can be saved from the wreck and rot Along Liberty street the mam busi ness to-day seemed to be assorting apples. In reply to the query, "How much for apples T" the response was, "Whatever you have a mind to give." The encouraging features in country produce lines since the opening of the year have been like angels' visits, few and far be tween. The situation is, however, very com fortable to the millions who consume. Beans Navy from store, prime hand picked, $2 002 10 per bnshel; medium, $2 00: Ohio and Pennsylvania do, prime and mediui $2 00 2 10; imported do, $1 902 00: Lima, 5Jic per ft; marrowfat, $2 752 80 per bushel. Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2830c; Ohio do, 2326c; fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 20 29c Beeswax 2325c per B for choice; low grade, 16lbc Cider Sand refined, $6 507 50, common, $3 504 00: crab cider, $8 0033 50 f) barrel; cider vinegar. 1012c $ gallon. Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Kc; New York, fall make, 12K13c; Liraburger, llk12J4c: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313.Kc. Dried peas $1 451 50 p bushel; split do, 2Zc 9 ft. EGOS 1617c ?t dozen for strictly fresh. Fruits Apples, $1 00 to $1 60 barrel; evap orated raspberries, 25c ft; cranberries, $8 00 $ barrel: $2 4002 50 $ bushel. Feathers Extra live geese, 50S60c; No. 1 do. 4Uj4oc; mixea lots, sutgioc fi m. H0MINTi-$3 303 40 fl barrel. Honet New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13 15c. Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c ft bushel; $2 50 2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer- SGV SWGGtS Poultry Live chickens, 6570o ft pair; dressed chickens, 1315c ft pound; turkeys, 13 6 15c dressed ft pound; ducks, live, 805c ft pair; dressed, 1314c ft pound; geese, 10 lie 1 pound. Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bnshel, $3 per bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, $6 25; clover. Alsike, 53 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo thy, choice, 4o fts, $1 83: blue grass, extra clean. 14 fts. SI 00: blue crass, fancv. 14 fts. SI 20: orchard grass, 14 fts, $2 00; red top, 14 fts, $1 00; millet, SO fts, $1 25; German millet 60 fts, $2 00: Hungarian grass, 48 fts, $2 00; lawn grass, mix ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft. SHEU.BARKS $1 501 75. Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered, 55Kc Tropical Fruits Lemons, $3 504 60 ft box; Messina oranges. $2 603 50 ft box; Florida oranges, $2 753 00 ft box; Jamaica oranges .ncv, $4 505 00 ft barrel; Malaga grapes. $5 607 00 ft keg: bananas, $2 50 firsts, $1 502 00; good seconds ft bunch; cocoa nuts, $4 00 ft hundred; new figs, 1214c ft pound; dates, 5JbKo ft pound. VEGETABLESCelery, 4050c doz. bunches; cabbages, $3 005 00 ft 100; onions, 50c ft bushel: Spanish onions, 7590c ft crate; turnips, 30 40c ft bushel. Groceries. Green Coffee Fancy EIo, 2021Kc; choice Bio, 1920c; prime Kio, 19c; fair Bio, 1S1SKc; old Government Java, 26c; Mara caibo, 21K22Kc: Mocha. 3031c; Santos, 1X 22c; Caracas coif ee, 1921c; peaberry, Bio. 20 21Hc; Lagnayra, 20K21Kc ROASTED(in papers Standard brands,22c: high grades, 242BJc; old Governmeut Java, I bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 227c; Santps, 21K I 4C, Real,err?'trJ,c.! CD0'ce R1?i, 24c; prime .tlio, l?c; goou xuu, ic; urumary, uc Gn.r.,1.. f-tK.t.l f 1 iwab Ol l0i nil Spices (whole) Cloves, 21025c: allspice. Vc: cassia, SS ;9c: nenner. ic; nutmeg, vuassuc. 1 tRoleum (jobbers' prices) 110test, 71c; nt.t. iaw tils... i.Mniit. isno n.......i.i:. lOKc: globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine, HKc; rovaline, 14c. Svbups Com syrups, 2325ci choice sugar syrup, 3530c; prime sngar syrup, 3033c; strictly prime, 3335c. If. O. Molasses Fancy, old. 48c: choice, 45c; mixed. 4042c; new crop, 4350c Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K$4cj bi-carb In Ks. 5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; salsoda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c Candles Star, full weight, 8$c; stearine, per set, 8Kc; parafflne, UM12c Rice Head, Carolina, 77c: choice, 6J 7c; prime, 56c; Louisiana, 64J6Kc. Starch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch,5j7c: gloss starch. 67c. Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon don layers, $3 10; California London layers, $2 50; Muscatels, $2 25; California Muscatels, S2 35; Valencia, new, t7c; Ondara Velencia. 77K; sultana, 7jc; currants, new, 4JJ oc; Turkey prunes, new, 443c; French prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft pack ages, 8Kc: encoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds, Lan., per fi, 20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K15c: Sicily filberts. 12c; Smyrna L. 12J4(210c; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecaus, ll15c: citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon peel per ft, 1314c; Orange peel, 12c Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 8c; ap ples, evaporated, 67Kc; apricots, California, evaporated, 1518c;peaches,evaporated, pared, 2223c: peaches. California, evaporated, un- pared, 12K13Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c; cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evap orated, 2124Kc; blackberries, 7Sc; huckle berries, 1012cl SrGARS Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c; granu lated, 7c: confectioners' A. 7c; standard A. 7c; sof t whites,6K6ft' t yellow.choicc, 66Kc; yellow, 'good, 6j46t: yellow, fair, 6Jc; yel low, dark. 5?ic. PICKLES-Medlum , bDls (1,200),. $4 75; me diums, nan ddis (tAi), 5J so. halt sso. 1 yt bbl, Stoc; o. 1 ex, dairy, ft bbl. $1 20: coarse crystal, ' Biggin's Eureka, 4 bu sack, $2 I Enrnka. 16-14 ft nockets. S3 00. I bbl, $1 05; bbl. $1 20; ; Higgin's CATJNED Goods Standard Peaches. $1 50 1 60; 2ds, $1 301 35; extra peaches. $1 351 DO; pie peaches. 00c; finest corn, $1 301 50: Hfd. Co. con.. ug90c; red cherries, 00c$l 00; lima beans, $1 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do, 7o85c: marrowfat peas, $1 1001 15; soaked peas. 70 75c; pineapples. $1 401 50; Bahama do. $2 75; damson plums, 95c; green gaces, $1 25: egg plums, $2 00; California pears, $2 50; do green gages, $2 00; do egg plums. $2 00; extra white cherries, $2 90: red cherries, lifts. 90c: raspber ries, $1 151 40; strawberries, $1 10; gooseber ries. $1 201 SO: tomatoes, !'295c; salmon, 1 ft, $1 752 10; blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do irreen. 2ft3, $1 25. 1 50; corn beef. 2-ft cant. $1 75; 14-ft cans, $13 SO: baked beans. $1 401 45; lobster, 1 ft, $1 75 1 80; mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled. $1 50: sardines, domestic, !s, $4 254 50; sardines, domestic Ks, $8 258 50; sardines, imported. Mi, $11 60 12 60; sardines, imported, s, $18 00: sardines, mustard. $4,00; sardines, spiced, $4 25. Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $36 ft bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed, $40; extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, $32: extra No. 1 do. messed, $30; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole Pollock, 4c fl ft; do medium George's cod, 6c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips 6c; do George's c .u in blocks, 67Kc Herring Round shore, $5 50 t bbl; split. $7; lake. $3 25 $ 100-ft half -bbL White fish, $7 $ 100-ft half bbl. Lake trout, $5 60 R half bbl. Finnan badden. 10c $1 ft. Iceland halibut, 13c ft ft. Buckwiieat Flour 2?i2Jc per pound. Oatmeal S6 80(36 CO S bbl. Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c Grain, Flonr and Feed. Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex change were 16 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago, 2 cars of wheat, 2 of flour, 1 of barley. By Pittsburg; Cincinnati and St. Louis, 4 cars of hay. By Baltimore and Ohio, 2 cars of flour, 2 of hay, 1 of corn. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of bran, 1 of flour. There were no sales on call at the Exchange. Receipts thus far for the week have been little more than one-half of last week. Yesterday and to-day there were bulletined 28 carloads in all. For the game days last week 52 cars were re ceived. Wretched roads through the country are held responsible for light supplies. Good com and oats manage to hold their own. Hay continues weak. Wheat still keeps drifting downward. Flour can hardly hold up to its present figures much longer if wheat keeps descending. Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, f 1 W 105;No.3red,00U5c. CORN No.2vellow, ear, 39X)c; high mixed, ear. 3SK39c;No.l yellow, shelled, 3839c: high mixed, shelled, 3637c: mixed, shelled. 5536c. OATS No. 2 white, 3333c: extra No. 3, 323⁣ No. 3 white, 3131Kc; No. 2 mixed, 2930c Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6055c: No. I Western, 500530. Barley No. 1 Canada, 968c: No. 2 Canada, 9095c: No. 3 Canada, e890c; No. 2 Western, 83S5c; No. 3 Western, 6570c; Lake Shore, 7580c Fr-otTR Jobbing prices, winter patents, $6 60 66 75; spring patents, $6 757 00: fancy straight, winter and spring. $5 756 00; clear winter, S5 505 75; stright XXXX bakers', 15 255 60. Bye flour, S3 73. Coknmeal In paper, 6070c. MrLLTEED Middlings, fine white, $20 60 21) ft ton; brown middlings, $17 5018 00: .winter wheat bran, $15 60lf) 00; chop feed $15 00018 00. HAT-Baled timothy, choice. $15 60018 00; No. 1 do, $15 00015 25; No. 2 do, $13 0013 00; loose from wagon, $23 00028 00: No. 1 upland prairie. $10 0010 60; No. 2, $9 009 60; packing do. $5 0005 50. , Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye straw, $7 007 25. Provisions. Large hams, 18 fts and upward, 10K! medium hams, 14 to 18 fts. lie; small bams, 14 fts and under, llc; picnic or California bams, 8c; boneless (In skins), HJic: sugar-cured shoul ders, 8Kc: bacon. 8c: dry salt 9c; breakfast bacon, 10c; rouletts (boneless s. c. shoulders), lOJc; regular smoked sides, 9c; bellies, smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8Kc; bellies, dry salt sides, 8c; dried beef, sets 3 pieces, 10c; dried beef, flats. 8c; dried beef, rounds, lie: dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork, mess, $16 60; pork, family, $17 00; pig pork, half barrels, $9 00; long sausage. 5Kc Lard Tierces. 325 fts, 7cftft: half barrels, 120 fts, 7c ft ft: tubs, wooden, 60 fts. 7c ft ft; buck ets, wooden, 20 fts, 8c ft ft; 3-9 tin pails. 60 fts, 8c ft ft:5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 8teft ft;10-fttln Sails, 60 fts. 8c ft ft; 20-ft tin pails, 80 fts, 8c; -fi tin palls, 100 fts, 7c ft ft. Dressed Bleat. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts 5 5Kc: 600 to 650 fts, 66c: 700 to 750 fts, 797Kc Sheep, 7c ft ft. Lambs, 8c ft ft. , A HITCH 15 A COMBIHB. The Chattier and Philadelphia Gaa Com panles Not Working-Harmoniously. At the annual meeting of the Chartiers Val ley Gas Company yesterday, the following di rectors were chosen: James A. Chambers, James Laughlln, Jr., H. Sellers McKee, Adam C. Dravo, William H. Singer, William E. Schmertz, Duncan C. Phillips, Calvin Wells, John H. Dalzell, Mark W. Watson, James M. Bailey, Daniel C. Ripley and Edward E. Den niston. President Chambers in his report stated that, In accordance with contract the Chartiers Company had been operated by the Philadel phia Company the past year, and added: "The gross receipts of the combined companies were about $2,500,000; the expenses about $1,100,000, our net receipts being about $400,000, which is much less than we expected to receive as our proportion for the year: the results therefore are not entirely satisfactory. There is a dis agreement between the companies as to cer tain charges that have been returned to us and charged to operating expenses." The financial statement shows: Available assets, stock, accounts and cash, $937,819 85; assets unavailable, plant, etc., $4,458,266 93; total assets, $5,396,086 78; total liabilities, $5,396, 086 78. A stockholders' meeting has been called for March 6, of this year, to vote on a proposition to issne bonds covered by a mort gage on the plant for $1,000,000. Etrrpi's Cotton Crop. According to the Glasgow MaiVs telegraphic advices received from Alexandria the arrivals of new cotton have hitherto been less important than those of 1837, and there seems to be no doubt that the 1888 crop is below the average, and will not exceed about 400,000 bales. It is expected, however, that much larger quanti ties 'will be delivered during the next few weeks, since the communications with the in terior have latelv been interrupted by heavy rains, and as the Egyptian Government intends raising the carnage rates on the railways, great efforts will be made to bring as much cotton as possible to the market before the new tariff comes into force. An Opening for American Machinery. In a communication received from a Glasgow Mail correspondent in Yokohama, it is stated, among other things, that the Japanese are con structing and fitting up large numbers of small cotton factories, which contain from 4,000 spindles, or perhaps even less, to 5,000 each. It appears also that a ready and extensive sale conld be found in tbe country for handmills for rice-grinding purposes, and of abont the same price and size as ordinary coffee mills, the object being to grind tbe rice Into flno meal. Business Notes. Litz insurance men report quite a boom in their business. The Pittsburg Cattle Company has declared a cash dividend of 6 per cent and a stock divi dend of 11. Somebody must hava inside views about La Noria. There was a big movement in that stock yesterday. Captain Barbour, the veteran of the Pe troleum, Stock and Metal Exchange, is af flicted with rheumatism. A fine building for the accommodation of several local oil companies will ornament Fourth avenue before long. It will be erected on the site of the one now occupied by tbe United Pipe Lines and Captain Vandergrift's offices. It will run through to Diamond street, having a front of about 30 feet. Captain Van dergrift is the proprietor. 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