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V FEATURES OF TRADE.
"Week's Trade in Country Produce Below Expectations. APPLES AKD F0TAT0ESG0 SLOW. light Cereal Eeceipts Bring a Better Tone to Markets. TEE OUTLOOK FOE BETTER PE1CES Office of tiie Pittsburg Dispatch,! Saturday, January 26, 1SS9. Tbe week now winding up started out with an old fashioned snow storm, and trade's people at once began to take heart. Dealers in country produce, particularly, entertained high hopes Jrom the prospect of tight weather. The bright hopes have been blasted, by the mercury's rise, and the week ends with blush and mud on top and the business situa tion much the same as it was last Saturday. The wretched condition of country roads prevents grain, hay and produce from coming to the market, and it is well that it does, for the complaint all winter has been of too much ness. The abundance of all kinds of stnn, together with the open winter, has made the season so far anything but satisfactory to dealers, how ever it may hare been to consumers. Com mission merchants have been working off their apple stock for whatever it would bring, pre ferring to do this lather than repack. It is probablv a low estimate that 25 per cent of all the apples stored have been lost by rot. Good keeping stock brings no better prices than it did in the fall. Dealers prophesy a scarcity of apples toward spring and high prices. But In the best issue the speculator in apples will be a loser on investment for this season. One large dealer reports that he would gladly close out at a small loss. Potatoes Slow. Potatoes are slow at prices which ruled in the fall. Said a leadm; commission merchant to day: "It would be a very hard thing to sell a ' carload of potatoes, without very libery con cessions from market quotations. The market is without strength. Ketail dealers seem to have the idea that they will be able to buy cheaper later on and therefore pursue the hand to mouth policy." Southern shippers have begun to offer eggs at lSKc. hich ould bring tbeir cost to ll&c delivered here. A Liberty street commission merchant said to-day that he declined to ac cept consignments from the South at these figures, and added that be would be glad to close out his nearby stock at 15c Shippers of produce harass the commission l men with inquiries as to what is the matter. They grow tiled waiting for returns, and while tbey are waiting, stuff does not improve. Coun try roll butter that sold readily at 40 to 45 by the wholesale within a very few ears. roes slowly this season at one-half that figure. The whole drift of country produce and dairy pro ducts has been downwatd since harvest time. Speculators' Plans Spoiled. "Weather and bigness of crops have spoiled many a nice plan of the speculator. A leading Diamond market dealer in f ruitand vegetables reports that the weather has been all right for his business if stuff had not been so bountiful. There are signs that cereal markets have touched bottom and that the tide has turned to ard a better day. Receipts in this line have very greatly declined the past week, and the tone of trade shossligbtimprovenient. Wheat has advanced at grain centers, and holders of Sour grow firmer. 'While the hrst month nf the year has not made the best record for job bers, there are healthy signs in most lines that bottom has been reached, and that future changes will be on the ascending scale. If February will but do its duty and furnish us a few old-fashioned vigorous blizzards trade will come out all right in spite of lost time. EVENTS ON 'CHANGE. Tbe Local Business of the Week Dished Up on the Half fehell A f-ymposlnm of Sur prises Locnl Sccdrities Badly Unfiled, bar Recover all tbe Lost Groand A Trace Between Balls and Bears. The local business situation the past week was characterized by several events of more than ordinary importance and interest. One of these was the sale of Lafayette Hall the cradle of the Republican party and the scene of many stirring incidents during the war and since. The knowledge that it was to be razed to give place to a modern business structure caused general regret. Another feature of the week was a boom in petroleum, caused, partly at least,by ihe agree ment between the Standard and the Producers' Association in regard to the disposition of the 4,000,000 or 5,000,000 barrels, the carrying of which was assumed by the Standard company at the beginning of the Shutdown movement. A guarantee of 90 cents for this oil July 1 had a bullish effect upon the market, principally for the reason that it relieved operators from an element of uncertainty that had been bang ing over them for almost a year. The as surance that this block will not be thrown npon the market under 90 is a strong bull card. On Thursday the stock market was treated to a genuine surprise which amounted to almost a panic The United States Supreme Court rendered a decision -which was interpreted on 'Change as inimical to tbe electric companies. This scared the holders ot small quantities of the stock and tbey at once commenced to un load. Over 500 shares changed hands under the6e circumstances. All the offerings were taken Dy a few who knew the real meaning of the decision. There was na trace of the scare next day, when the victims of the delusion were anxious to buy back what they had thrown overboard. Chartiers gas was depressed the latter part of the week owing to the unfavor able nature of the report made by the Presi dent of tbe company at the annual meeting of the stockholders. But the prospect of putting the company on a better footing and strength ening it financially, encouraged the holders of the stock, and they refused to part with it at less than previous quotations. The other specialties were firm and without special fea tures. There was nothinc in the money market to demand more than brief notice. The supply was equal to the requirements. Depositing was in excess of checking, leavinga handsome surplus in tbe vaults of the banks. Rates ruled at 006 per cent for call loans and 67 on time paper. There was no unnsual flow of money to or from the country. Tbe oil boom augmented the bor rowing demand and absorbed considerable cash. While there were no changes in the price lists of the various descriptions of iron and no ap parent appreciation in the demand, the market had a strong undertone that created confidence on the part of holders and made them unwill ing to press sales. They preferred to wait for the expected improvement, which, from exist ing indications, cannot be much longer de layed. This feeling received strength from the fact that consumers had about given up the no tion that prices would suffer another eclipse and were becoming more urgent In their in quiries. THE WEEK AT THE BANKS. What Clearing Bouse Figures Show A Report by Mnnnger Chaplin. Tbe condition of the local money market Sat turday was entirely satisfactory, a fair amount of counter business being transacted and con siderable paper taken at the usual discount, 6 SJi. Call loans were nrm at o&o. The flurry in oil quickened the demand for cash, which was promptly met at the regular rates. Clearing Hon- fijmres for the day and week, as com pared with those of the previous week, show the following changes: Exchanges 12,293,418 52 Balances 382.054 CS Exchanges for the week (12,268,354 26 Balances Tor the week 1.870,1)10 a) Exchanges, daliyaverage - 2.144,725 71 Exchange last week 12,378,818 59 Balances 1.191,656 71 Exchanges, dally average 2,063,136 43 The following official statement, prepared by Manager Chaplin, of the Clearing House, shows tbe condition of tbe IB associated banks of Pitts burg at the closo of business December 31, 1SS8S: RESOURCES. . 18J7. 1888. Bonds to secure clrcu- , latlon f 1.23J..10O 00 1.055,0(0 00 Loans and discounts.... 34,013,M5 S3 33,200,153 33 Kcal jcstate. furniture and fixtures 1.503,74150 1.753,030 97 Cash Item sand balances due from other banks. 12,387,031 17 13,423.767 71 (A 175. 1U 60 51,431,857 01 DIITEBEXCES. Increase. Decrease. Bonds to secure elrcu. Loans aad discounts.. .f 1.136,312 40 UUDO, I 203,500 00 Ileal estate, furniture and fixtures 211.2S9 47 Cash Items and balances due from other banks.. 1.KS.T38M Increase 2,56,833 41 LIABILITIES. 1SS7. 1S83. Capital SUU&ICM 00 10.464. ISO 00 Surplus -5.095,596 7S 5,402,184 14 Undivided profits 853,433 50 Liaxaioa 18S7. ' 1888. Capital, surplni and un- divided profits fI6, 417,700 S3 18,996,635 40 Deposits and balances u due to other banks 31,736,61835 53,506,531 61 Circulation 995,1)00 00 8,7S0 00 tes and bills redls- counted 55,000 00 f, 175, US 60 fH, 431, 957 01 DIFFERENCES. Increase. Decrease. Capital, surplus and un- divided profits t 578,935 IS Deposits and balances due to other banks--.. 1,. 60, 913 25 Circulation I 67,010 00 Hotei. and bills redls- counted 25,000 00 Increase ? 2,256,633 41 Money on call at New York yesterday was easy at 2 per cent. Prime mcrcantilenaper, 4C per cent. Sterling exchange dull Dut steady at H S6 for 60-day bills and SSJ for demand. The weekly statement of the New York banks shows the following changes: Reserve, increase 11,931,250 Loans. Increase 3,496,40(1 Specie, increase 2,8SU5C0 Lejral tenders. Increase 975,500 Deposits. Increase 7,467,0(0 Circulation, decrease 00,300 The banks now hold $20,011,500 in excess of the 25 per cent rule. A SLIGHT REACTION. The Oil Boom Arrested but Not Entirely Broken Cannes and Consequences. It was stated in The Dispatch Saturday that oil would probably open at S3 or there abouts, and then be sold off, as it was evident that the boom was too violent and sudden to be permanent. This view was correct. The market opened yesterday at S8. with a decid edly bullish feeling, but the boys did not know wbat was in store for them. New York and Oil City sold almost from tbe start. This turned the tide, and local operators started in to realize, but when it was ascertained that no large lots were being dumped, prices steadied and a firmer tone set in. While the events of the day rather favored the bulls, the outcome as by no means a Waterloo for the bears. Toward the close the market became strong. The lowest price at which sales were made was 87. At the close 86 was bid. With a full knowledge of the agreement be tween the Standard and the Producers, the re action would seem to be almost inexplicable, but the fact is that the Producers' stuff is far less dangerous than it is generally thought to be. Were it a dominating factor in the mar ket, the assurance that it will be held up to 90 wonld impart strength to the market. Tbe trouble lies in tbe absence of outside support. Oil has beeu unsatisfactory so long, afford ing really no opportunity at all for profit making that tbe "lambs" have withdrawn from the field, leaving the professionals to fight it out among themselves. Whenever this out side support can be induced to take bold the market will recover its lost ground and prices be placed npon a paving basis. The opening was 88, highest S3, lowest 87. closed at 86 bid. Tne following tabic, correctea oy Ue Witt Uil worth. broker In petroleum, etc, corner Fifth avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the order of fluctuations, etc: Time. lild. Ask. Time. Bid. 1 Ask. 1 1 Opened . US balesill:I5 r. M ... 87X( S7ii 10:15 A. M-... 87, S7s 11:30 P. M.... S! 87k 10:30 A.M.... 87 87!jlll:45 P. M.. STM 87J 10:45 A. M.... S7X t7! 120 87 11:00 A.M.... K S7H Closed Opened. 88c: highest, 63e; lowest, S7c; closed, r?c Barrels. Dtllv runs 49,766 Average runs 42,714 Dally snlDmenta 68.483 Average shipments 70,304 Dallv ciiarten - 132,737 Average charters .. 41.644 Clearances , 3,318,000 New York closed at S7c OH City closea at E7r. Bradiora closea at 87c. ew Vorx. refined. 7.10b. London, refined. 6 7-164. Antwerp, rellued. lsHC Other Oil Market. OiLCrrr. January 26. Opened, SSc: closed. S7c; highest, Soc; lowest, S6J6c Bradford, January 26. Opened, 8Sc; high est, 88c: lowest, S6Jc: closed. S7c. TxtuTOM.e. January 26. Opened, 88c; highest, 8Sc: lowest, 86c: closed, fc6c New York, January 26. Petroleum opened firm at SSc, but after the first sales the market weakened and declined to &Gc, closing steady atS7c Sales, 1,022,000 barrels. REAL ESTATE DICKERS. Over TrrelTo Hundred Dollars a Foot for Grouud Oat Pcnn Avenue. Yesterday was a comparatively quiet day in real estate circles. Prospective buyers were few in number, and renters remained at home for the most part to obtain necessary rest after a week of hard work. This change was wel comed by the agents. Several big deals will be brought to a head this week. Black 4 Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold the property No. 932 Penn avenue, lot 24x110 feet.with a two-story brick dwelling, for 30,000, or $L250 per foot front. .This property lies be tween two similar properties sold by the same firm to the same partv some weeks since, thus giving the purchaser a block of 73 feet front. Ewlng fc Byers sold for Reuben Miller, Esq.. to Mr. M. A. Ross lot 72x300 feet, running through from Ridge to Vance avenues. Cora opolis borough, Pittsburg and LaKe Erie Rail road, for 000. They also placed a mortgage of 3,400 on Beaver avenue property. Sixth ward, Allegheny, for three years at 6 per cent. C. H. Love, NotS3 Fourth avenue, sold for B. McWadu an irregular shaped piece of ground, with small frame house, in the Tenth ward, Alleghenv, to C. L. Reno for 3.000 cash. D. P. Thomas fc Co., No. 408 Grant street, sold for the People's Savings Bark to J. W. Breen, Esq.. a piece of land on AVylie avenue for 2,000, and for Catherine Webrung to Mrs. Annie Graham a lot on Second avenue. Hazel wood, for a price approximating 1,200. Samuel V. Black & Co.. 99 Fourth avennp sold at auction six lots in the West End Place plan of lots. Thirty-fifth ward, two on Albany avenue, and four on Rhode Island ave nue, for 420 each. John F. Baxter sold seven lots. Villa Place plan, Brushton station, Nos. 15 to 21 inclusive, with a frontage of 560 feet on Villa street by 870 feet in depth, to Charles Rose for 1,200. Samuel W. Black fc Co., 99 Fourth avenue, yesterday closed the sale of five acres of land in the Thirteenth ward. city, for 7,500. As tbe purchaser intends placing the same on tbe market acain as soon as be can subdivide it into building lots, the location and furtner par ticulars are withheld. This is further evidence of the increasing demand for real estate in the Thirteenth ward, which is growing out or the advantages to be derived from the new pro posed cable line which is to run out Wylie avenue. LITE STOCK MARKETS. Condition of the Mnrketnttbe East Liberty Stock Tarda. Office of Pittsburg dispatch. i Saturday. January 26, 18S9. CATTLE Receipts, 1.100 head: shipments, 1,020 head: market nothinc doing, all through consignments. Thirty-five cars of cattle shipped to New York to-dav. Hogs Receipts, 2,300 head: shipments. 2,300 head; market slow; Philadelphia, 4 905 00: mixed, 4 805 00; pigs and Yorkers. o Oi-iio 20; 10 cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day. SHEEP Receipts, 1,400 head: shipments, 1,400 head; market firm at yesterday's prices. By TelecTanh. ST. Lours Cattle Receipts. 300 head: ship ments, 200 head; market steady; choice heavy native steers, 3 704 20; fair to good do, 3 40 63 80; butchers' steers, medium to choice 2 70g3 20; stockers and feeders, fair to good, 1 502 80: rangers, corn-fed. 3 003 50; grass-fed, 2 002 5a Hogs Receipts, 1,200 head: shipments, 800 bead; market steady: choice heavy and butchers' selections. S4 70 4 SO: packinc medium to prime. 4 OMU R.i- licht grade, ordinary to best, S4 b5l 80. Sheep Receipts, none; shipments, 500 head; market strong; fair to choice, 3 004 SO. Chicago Cattle Receipts. 1,200 head: ship ments, none; market steadier; choice beeves. 4 i0(U 75: steers. 2 904 35: stockers and feeders, 2 2503 40: bulls and mixed, 1 45 3 00: Texas cattle, 2 003 50. Hoes Receipts. 11,0110 head; shipments. 4.500 head; market stronger; mixed. S4 601 80; heavy. 4 65 4 Siy?, pigs. 3 305 00. Sheep Receipts, 1.500 head; shipments, none: marEet steadv; natives. 3 355 00: Western, corn fed, 4 40 4 75; Texans, 3 004 40; lambs, 5 OOffia 50. Cincinnati Hoes steady; common and light; 44 95; packing and butchers' 4 654 85; receipts, 1,960 head: shipments, 2,100 head. Movements of Specie. New York, January 26. The exports of specie from the port of Now York last week amounted to 1.501.729, of which 003,328 was in gold, and 838.401 in silver. AH the silver and 496,130 in gold went to Europe and 167, 19S in gold to South America. The imports of specie for tbe week amounted to 27,076, of which 10,816 was In gold and 16,860 In silver. THE DOMESTIC, MARKETS. Week's Trade in Produce Lines Not Very Satisfactory. DEMAND F0$ POULTRY IMPROVED. A Decline in Grain and Bay Eeceipts Help the Tone of Trade. WHEAT AND FLOUR GROW STRONGER OFFICE OF PITTSBURG DISPATCH, 1 Saturday, January 26, 18S0. J Country Produce, Jobbing Prices. The week's trade in country produce lines winds up as it began, with markets very quiet. Tbe commission merchant who talks cheer fully of the situation has been hard to find. Tbe demand for good poultry has improved and prices havo advanced. With this ex ception everything from the country goes slow. Dairy products give no sign of improvement. At the beginning of the week the promise of old-fashioned winter weather checked the downward drift and a better feeling was de veloped among dealers. But as the weather re turned to its uniform habits for this season, the good feeling has departed and the situa tion Is much as it was a week ago. Itwill re quire an extraordinary amount of wild winter weather through February and March for produce commission merchants to make up for time and trade lost by reason of mild weather. Beans Navy from store, prime band picked, $2 002 10 per bushel; medium, $2 00: Ohio and Pennsylvania do, prime and medium, $2 U0 2 10; imported do, SI 902 00: Lima, SJic per lb; marrowfat, $2 752 SO per bushel. Butter Creamery. Elgin, 2S30c: Ohio do, 232Co: fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 26 2Uc Beeswax 23Q25c per ft for choice; low grade, 1618c Cider Sand refined, 6 50Q7 50, common, $3 504J1 00; crab cider, 8 00S 60 $4 barrel; cider vinegar. 1012c gallon. Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall make, 1213c; Limlmrtter, UJJ12Kc: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313$c. Dried Peas $1 454S1 SO f) bushel; split do, 53Kc W ft. .GU3 i04gi'C ft aozen ior stnciiy iresn. Fruits Apples, $1 00 to $1 60 fl barrel; evap orated raspberries. 25c ft ft; cranberries, S3 00 fl barrel: fc 4002 50 p bushel. Feathers Extra live ceese, C060c; No. 1 do. 4045c: mixed lots. 3035c $3 ft. Hominy S3 303 40 ft barrel. Honey New Crop, 16lTc; buckwheat, 13 15c Potatoes Potatoes, S540c f) bushel; S2 50 2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 5Q for Jer sev sweets. Poultry Live chickens, 5570c f) pair; dressed chickens. 1315c pound: ttskeys, 13 15c dressed f) pound; ducks, live, 80gS5c f! fair; dressed, 1314c $ pound; geese, lOgf lc fl pound. Seeds Clover, choice, 62 lis to bushel, 6 per bushel; clover, large English. 62 fts, $6 25; clover, Alsike,$8 50; clover, white, J9 00; timo thy, choice, 45 fts, 81 85: blue grass, extra clean, 14 fts, SI 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 20; orchatd grass, 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00; millet, 50 fts, SI 25; German millet, 50 fts, S2 00: Hungarian grass, 48 fts, S2 00; lawn grass, mix ture of line grasses, 25c per ft. Sheli.barks SI 50 1 75. Tallow Country, 4K5c; city rendered, 55Hc Tropical Fruits Lemons, S3 504 50 fl box; il.-sslna oranges. 2 503 50 box; Florida oranges, S2 753 00 fl box: Jamaica oranges ncv, 4 505 00 R barrel; Malaga grapes. ' S3 507 00 f keg: bananas, S2 50 firsts, 51 50SI2 00; cood seconds bunch; cocoa nuts, $4 00 y hundred;newflgs, 1214c pound; dates, SKQtiJSc fl pound. Vegetables Celerv, 4050o doz. bunches; cabbages, S3 005 00 fl 100; onions, 50c bushel: Spanish onions, 7590c V crate; turnips, 30 40c ? bushel. Groceries. Green Coffee Fancy Rio. 20J21c; choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio, 1SISJc; old Government Java, 26Kc; Mara caibo, 2IK22Kc: Mocba, 3031c; Santos, 1SK 22c: Caracas coffee, 19Q)21c; peaberry, Rio, 20 21Kc; Laguayra, 20K21Kc. RoASTED(in papers) Standard brands,22c: high grades, 242Sc; old Government Java, bulk, 31'32c; Maracaibo, 2627c; Santos. 21 22c: peaberry, 25c; choice Rio. 24c; prime Rio. 21 Jc; good Rio. 21c: ordinary, 20c Spices (whole) Cloves, 212oc; allspice, Dc; cassia, Sg9c; pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c 1 roleuji (jobbers' prices) 110test, TJc; Ohio, 120. 8c: headlight. 150, 9c; water white. 10!ic: clobe. I2c: elaine. 15c: carnadine. HKc: royaline, 14c Syrups Com syrups, 2325c: choice sugar syrup. S53Gc; prime sugar syrup, S033c; strictly prime, 3533oc N. O. Molasses Fancy, old. 48c; choice, 45c; mixed. 4042c; new crop, 4350c Soda Bi-carb in Kegs, 3$$4c bi-carb in Ks, 5:; bi-carb, assorted packages, oJi6c; salsoda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c Candles Star, full weight, 9c; steatine, per set, 8Kc; paraffine, HK12c Rice Head, Carolina, 1lc; choice, 6Ji 7c; prime. 5346ic; Louisiana, bQ6kc Starch Pearl, 2Kc;cornstarch,o,7c:gloss starch. 5J67c Foreign Fruits Layer raisjns, 2 65: Lon don layers, 3 10; California London layers, 2 50; Muscatels, 2 25; California Muscatels, 2 35: Valencia, new, R-47c; Ondara Valencia. 7J7Kc; sultana, TJic; currants, new, 4 oc; lurkey prunes, new, 4M4Jc; French prunes, S13c; Salonica prunes, m 2-fi pack ages, 8Jc; cocoanuts, per 100, 6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K15c: Sicily Alberts. 12c: Smyrna l.s. 12G16e; new dates, 5J6c: Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft, 21022c; lemon peel per ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12c Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, tc: ap ples, evaporated, 6JJ7Kc; apricots, California, evaporated. 1518c: peaches.evaporated, pared, 2223c: peaches, Calitornia, evaporated, un pared, 1213Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c; cherries, unnitted. SJtOc: raspberries, ev.in. orated, 2124Hc; blackberries, 7Sc; huckle berries, 10ffll2c SUGARSH-Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c; granu lated, TJc: confectioners' A. 7c; standard A, 7c: soft v, hites,6Ji6iV t Tellnw.choicc. CJ6Kc: yellow, good, ta466.'i.: yellow, fair, Gc; yel low, dark. 5Jc PiCKLES--Aledinm , bnls (L200), 4 75; me dmms, half bbls (600), 2 85. Salt No. 1 bhl. 95c: No. 1 ex. 33 bhl. ? 1 OS: dairy. M bbl. 1 20: coarse crvstal, fl bbl. 1 20; Higgles Eureka. 4 bu sack. 2 SO; Higgm's Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets. 3 00. oamned Goods standard Peaches. 1 50 1 60; 2ds, 1 301 35; extra peaches, 1 351 90; pie peaches. 90c; finest corn, 1 301 50: Hfd. Co. con.. .'.g90c: red cherries, 90iJl 00; lima beans. 1 10: soaked do. 85c: string do do. 7585c: marrowfat peas, 1 Wl 15; soaked peas. 11)1$ 75c; pineapples. SI 401 50; Bahama do, 2 75; damson plums, 95c; green gaecs, SI 25: egc plums, S2 00; California pears, 2 50; do green gages 2 00; do egg plums. 2 00; extra white cherries, 2 90: red cherries, 2 ft. 90c: raspber ries, 1 151 40; strawberries, 1 10; gooseber ries. SI 201 30: tomatoes, 92g95c; salmon, 1 ft, 1 752 10; blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do creen. 2fts, 1 25I31 60; corn beef. 2-B cans 1 75; 14-ft can, 13 50: baked beans, 1 40I 45; lobster, 1 ft, 1 75 1 80: mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, 1 50; sardines, domestic, , 4 254 50; sardines, domestic Ks. S 258 50; sardines, imported, is, 11 50S 12 50; sardines, imported, Jjs, S18 00: sardines, mustard. $4 00; sardines, spiced, 1 25. Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 36 bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed. 40; extra No. I mackerel, shore, 32: extra No. 1 do, messed, 30: No. 2 shore mackerel, S2t Codfish Whole Pollock, 4Kc f ft; do medium Gcoree'scod, Cc; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do Georce's c . in blocks, 6j7c Herrine Round shore. So 50 bbl; split. 7; lake. 3 25 ? 100-ft half bbl. White fish. 7 fl 100-ft half bbl. Lake trout, 5 50 fl half bbl. Finnan hadaer. 10c -J? ft. Iceland halibut, 13c ) ft. buckwheat Flour 22Jic per pound. Oatmeal 56 30g 60 f bbl. Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, 5962o gallon. Lard oil, 75c Grain, Floor and Feed. Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex change were 44 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft, Wayne and Chicago, 3 cars of hay, 1 of rye, 1 of feed, 3 of oats, 1 of wheat, 2 of middlings, 3 of flour, 1 of corn, 3 of barley. By Pittsburg, Cin cinnati and St. Louis, II cars of bay, 6 of corn, 2 of bran. 1 of middlings. By Baltimore and Ohio, 5 cars of hay, I of oats. Sales on call, 2 cars 2 v. s. corn, new, SSc track: 1 car packing hay. 5, P. fc L. E.: 1 car 2 y. e. corn, 38c, 10 days, B. k O. Total receipts for the week were 174 cars, against 252 cars last .week. With a de cline of 78 cars from returns a week ago, more active markets are almost assured at an early day. In fact, the tone has already improved, but prices have not advanced. Wheat has taken tbe turn for an upward movement. The bears have been having their innings for some weeks past, and now the bulls are to have theirs tor a season. For No. 2 red wheat 1 05 was offered and refused at the Exchange to day. wheat Jobbing prices No, 2 red, 1 04 1 05; No. 3 red, 9095c Corn No.2vellow.ear,3940cihlch mixed, ear. 3SK?39c;No.l yellow, shelled. 3S39c; high When baby was sick, wo gave her Castorla When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla, When she became MiS3, she clun to Castoria, When she had Children, she gave them Castorla. cai nr .of rahll-h&j-MWF&su 'PITTSBURG DISPATCH, - mixed, shelled, 3637c: mixed, shelled. 3536c. OATS No. 2 white, 3333Kc: extra No. 3, 3233Jic; No. 3 white, 31631 JJc; No. 2 mixed, 29f30c. . Rye No. 1 rye, 6556c: No. 2, 6052c; No. 1 "Western, 5253a Barley No. I Canada, 9095c: No. 2 Canada, 8385c; No. 3 Canada, 7880c; No. 2 Western, 7o78c; No. 3 Western, 6570c; Lake Shore, 7580c Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, $6 50 0 75; spring patents, 86 75?7 00: fancy straight, winter and spring. S5 756 00; clear winter, S5 5085 75; stright XXXX bakers', $5 255 50. Kye flour, S3 75. Cornmeal In paper, 6070c JIillfeed Middlings, fine white, $20 50 21 00 fl ton; brown middlings, S17 5018 00: winter wheat bran, $15 50lo 00; chop feed S15 0018 00. HAY-Baled timothy, choice. 115 5016 00; No. 1 do. 15 O0S15 25; No. 2 do, S12 0013 00: loose from waeon, 23 0028 00: No. 1 upland prairie, 10 0010 50; No. 2, $9 009 50; packing do. $5 OOlSo 50. Straw Oats. 3 008 25; wheat and rye straw, $7 007 25. Provisions. Largo hams. 18 fts and upward, lOKc; medium hams, 14 to 18 fts. lie; small hams, 14 fts and under, 11KC picnic or California bams, Sc; boneless (in skins), lljic: sugar-cured shoul ders, 8Kc: bacon. Sc: dry salt. Be; breakfast bacon, 10c; rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders), lOJic; regular' smoked sides, 0c; bellies, smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8Jc; bellies, dry salt sides, SJc; dried beef, sets 3 pieces, 10c; dried beef, fiats, 8c; dried beef, rounds, lie: dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork, mess, 10 50; pork, family, 17 00; pig pork, half barrels, 9 00; long sausage, 5Jc Lard Tierces. 325 fts, "Mc ?1 ft: half barrel", 120 fts. Tile m ft: tubs, wooden. 60 fts. 7c 33 ft: buck ets, wooden. 20 fts, &c $ ft: 8-ft tin pails, 60 fts. cs, woocien. zu ns, 64C ff a; a-n tin pans, on ms, : ft: 5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, oKc? ft;10-fttln ails, 60 fts. 8c Wft;20-ft tin pails, 80 fts, 8c; 1-ft tin pails, 100 fts, 7c ? ft. 6C P.?"' Dressed Meat. Armour it Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts. 5 5Kc: 600 to 650 fts, 66Kc: 700 to 750 fts, 77Kc Sheep, 7c 1 ft. Lambs, 8c V ft. MABKETSJ5Y WIRE. Wheat Buoyed Up by n Bis Baying move ment Other Cereals Steady Pork Active and Higher Lard nnd Ribs Firm. Chicago, January 20. A large speculative, business was transacted in wheat to-day, and, tho feeling developed was stronger and prices higher. Active buying to cover shorts and good buying of long wheat were also reported. Tbe undertone of the market was much strong er and operators manifested more confidence, bnt at the same time there was a feeling of un certainty, and tbey looked upon the advance with distrust. The opening was slightly easier and prices declined c, but later advanced, with some fluctuations, lc This advance brought out fair speculative offerings, and possibly an attempt to break the market, under which prices declined lc, again rallied to outside figures and closed c higher than yes terday. Foreign ;markets were quoted quiet and steadv. The report that 100,000 bushels wheat had been taken at St. Louis for April delivery to go to Galveston, and 35.000 bushels by local millers had some effect in advancing prices. Corn was in much tne same condition as yes terday. There was very little interest mani fested, and the volume of business was quite limited. The feeling displayed on the whole was rather easier, though prices did not vary much from yesterday. Oats were quiet but steadier, with little dis position to trade. Tradine was quite active in mess pork. The market opened somewhat irregular, within 5 10c of yesterday's closing, and a further ad vance of 1520c was gained. Later the feeling was easier, and prices receded 7K10c and closed comparatively steady. A fairly active trade was reported in lard, and the faeling was steadier. Prices averaged slightly higher, and the market closed rather firm. A moderately active trade was reported in short ribs, and the feeling was stronger. Prices ruled 25c higher, and tbe market closed steady. The leadlnc futures rancea as follows: wheat o. 2, January. Bofc; February. 95K95K95Vie05Wc: Mav. itsswassesajic; Julv. miRituiiiUbiiiSSIAic Corn No. 2, February, 35353435c; March. 35kc: Mav, 3Bi3&ic OATS Iio. 2 Januarv. 24Kc: February, 25 25c; Mav, 2727J27K2c Mess Pork, per bbl. Januarv. 11 60; Febrn ary, 811 BU 70U 60H 60; May, 11 90 12 07K11 8oll 97. Labd. per 100 fts. Januarv, 6 80; March, 6 26 87K6 82K6 82; May, 6 950 97i 6 fc;&(?0 92&. SnORT Ribs, per 100 fts. February, 6 02K 66 12K6 02J6 10: March. 6 156 20Q6 lo 0 17!; May, 6 276-30g6 22K60 30. Cash quotations were as lotlows: Flour, steadv and unchanged. No. 2 sprinz wheat. 9595Uc; No. 3 spring wheat. 87SSic. No. 2 red, 9595J4c No. 2 corn. 34c No. 2 oats, 25c No. 2 rye, 48c No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, SI en. Prime timothy seed. 1 531 54. Mess pork. perbarreL 11 6011 62K- Lard, per 100 lbs. 6 82K6S5. Short ribs sides (loose), 6 15ffl6 22K. Dry salted shoulders (boxed). S6 006 12K. Short clear sides (boxed). S6 S7JJ 06 5a Receipts Flour, 7,000 barrels; wheat, 8,000 bushels: corn, 93.000 bushels: oats. 61,000 bushels: rye, 2,000 bushels: barley, 35,000 bush els. Shipments Flonr. 11,000 barrels: wheat. 21. 000 bushels: corn. 86,000 bushels: oats. 51.000 ousneis; rye. o,uuu nusueis; parley, 35,000 bush els. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was dull and unchanged. Eggs dull and lower at lag 14c New York Flour more active, chiefly for export. Cornmeal steady. Wheat Snot nom inally higher; futures none. Barley dull. Bar ley malt quiet. Corn Spot loner and steadv; options dull. Oats Spot stronger and quie"t; options dull and steady. Hay quiet and steady. Hops quiet and firm. Coffee Options opened steady; unchanged to points up and closed 10 points above esterdav:dull: Rains 1:4 Kn hni-s. including. February. 15.50c: March, 15.4o15.45c; April, lo.40c; May. 15.40015 4.3c: June. 15.45c; Julv, 15.50c; August, 15.5515.60c: September, 15.65c; October, 15.75c; December, 15.80c; spot Rio quiet: fair cargoes, 17c Sugar Raw quiet; refined steady and in fair demand. Molasses Foreign barely steady; 50 test, 20c New Orleans quiet; open kettle, prime to choice, 3C(gil5c Rye rice quiet and firm: domestic 4JJ6kc; Japan. 4?i5J,ic Cottonseed oil weak; crude, 42c; yellow. 49c Tallow weak; country, 5,'c Rosin quiet. Turpentine dull at 45?45?2c Eggs steady and quiet; Western, lo15Kc; receipts, 5,093 packages. Wool steadv and ?ulet; domestic fleece, 3t'3Sc; pulled, 2639c: 'cxas, 1426c Pork dull; old mess. 13 00 S13 25. Cutmeats slowpickled bellies, 1012 pounds average, 7KSc: pickled shoulders, 6KG-c; pickled haras, 1010Vic:middles weak; short clear, 0 70. Lard quiet: Western steam, 7 30: city. 0 80; January. 7 25. nominal; Februarv, 7 24; closing, 7 24 asked; March. 7 25 asked; April, 7 20 asked; May. 7 25 7 28, closing at 7 28 asked; June, 7 29; July, S7 29; August. 7 30: September, 7 31. Butter fine; fair demand: firm. Western dairy, 15gl8c; do. creamery, 1627c; Elgins, 2S2SJJc Cheese strong and quiet; Western, 10lljc St. Louis Flour steady and firm. Wheat opened with an urgent demand, and price ad vanced rapidly, and later there was a decline, but another rally set in and the market closed with May lc and July c hlsher than yesterday. Corn firm, but very quiet. Oats quiet, but not so firm; No.2 cisb,25c bid; May, 2SJjJ2SJic Rye nothing done; No. 2. 47c Barlev, nothing done. Flaxseed steady at 1 55. Provisions firmer. Cincinnati Floor quiet. Wheat dnll and nominal; No. 2 red. 97c; receipts. 1.000 bushels; shipments, 500 bus. els. Corn dull; No. 2 mixed. 85c Oats steadj:No. 2 mixed, 2828fc Rye dull: No. 2, 54c Pork quiet at 12 25. Lard in fair demand at 6 80. Bulkmeats quiet and uuchansed. Bacon quiet and unchanged. But ter quiet. Sugar easier. Cheese and eggs quiet. Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat steady: cash, 89c; May, 93c Corn unchanged; No. 3, 31c Oats steady; No. 2 white, 28c Rye lower; No. 1, 47JJc Barley lower; No. 2, 62Hc Provisions quiet. Pork. Sll 45. Lard, SS SO. Cheese dull; Cheddars, WigjlOKc. Baltimore Provisions dull and un changed. Butter fine grades stiff and general market quiet; western packed, 1621c; cream ery, 2021c Eggs quiet and easier at 141815c Toledo Cloverseed dull and steady; cash. 5 30; March. 5 35. - Drygoods. New York. January 28. Indications are for a steady increase in the volume of business, though present operations are of a cautious character. Interest for the moment centers in prints, which await developments at the bands of jobbers, but which at first hands continued to exhibit an upward tendency as regards lines not advanced. Peabody, Lombard. Slater, and other solid prints were advanced 2H per cent or placed "at value" Ittetnl 9Iarkets. EY.OBK""F15 lron mietiAmerican,S1600 19 00. Copper dull and irregular, with In creasing weakness; lake, January. 16 75. Lead quiet and easy; domestic 3 77U. Tin more active and prices steady; straits, 21 60. Smallpox Epidemic In a Kansas Town. Kansas City, January 27. A special from Oberlin, Kan., says that there are 21 cases of smallpox there Bigorous meas ures are being enforced lor the suppression hue ulsease. - MONDAY, JAJnTARf' '' DALZELL'S GIFT. The Private's Claim Upset by War and Treasury Offlclnls ExpIanntlonsThat Wilt be Read With Inter est by Yetcrnns. Private Dalzell's "Christmas gift" to the boys in bine seems to have caused conster nation in the "War Department. The Dis patch has on several occasions since the publication of the Private's "Gift," en deavored to ascertain whether the old sol diers were entitled to the back pay he claimed conld be had for the asking. An interview with the Second Auditor, printed soon after the publication of the Private's letter, should have settled the matter, as that official clearly stated that Sir. Dalzell was leading the veterans astray, and that there was no ground whatever for the claims he made in behalf of his old comrades. The appended official communications and circu lar letters from officials of the War and Treasury Departments should effectually tettle the controversy: War Department, 1 Quartermaster General's Office, Washington, D. C.. January 26. ) To the Editor ofThe Dispatch: Dear Sir. I inclose a circular letter from the Treasury Department contradicting the statements made in The Dispatch in a letter slcned "Private Dalzell;" I also inclose a letter from him showing that he informs his com rades that they should order his book 'Tor fuller information;" price 81. As he is a claim agent it is evident that bis letter was intended by him solely for wbat additional business it micht bring him. Very resnectf ullv vour obedient servant. 'James Gilliss, Major and Quartermaster, TJ. S. Army. Circular Letter. extra-duty pay, mileage, etc. Treasury Department, ) Second auditor's Office, Washington, D. C January 19, 18S9. i Slit In a recently published letter of Mr. J. M. Dalzell, a claim agent, of Caldwell, O., and in his subsequent utterances through tbe press, he asserts that he has discovered some new laws in relation to tho allowance of mileage (5 cents a mile) to soldiers while on furlough, etc, and, also, ration pay to the same in simi lar cases, or where soldiers were prisoners of war. and. lastly, extra-duty pay between Oc tober. 1862, and April, 1863. These statements are so inaccurate, and have misled so many soldiers and claimants that it will be to their advantage to read tbe following explanations and save themselves and this department un necessary trouble and expense in conducting useless correspondence. First There is no law providing for the pay ment of "mileage" at 5 cents a mile, or other wise, to any soldiers while on furlouzb, or while in the service; neither has such pay ever been allowed or paid by tbe accounting officers in any case 1 lie act appucanio to tue payment of transportation, pay and subsistence of vol unteer soldiers of the late war, when they were discharced and sent home, was passed July 22, 1S61 (over 27 years ago), and it has been in operation ever since its passage, and it is still in force. But it must be apparent to everyone that nearly all soldiers who were entitled to such pay have already received it, or an equivalent lor it. A very large majority of the soldiers were actually furnished transportation by the Gov ernment when they were sent home to be mus tered out (in such cases the soldier has no claim whatever for any further allowance on this account), and so now it is only in ex ceptional cases that a soldier may have a reasonable claim for transportation pay to his Elace of enlistment when discharged and sent ome, and even then he must furnish affirma tively satisfactory evidence that be applied to the Government for his transportation but was refused or could not obtain it or avail himself of it, and he must fully set forth tbe facts showing why he was obliged to pay his own fare home. Ezlra-Duty Pay Forbidden. Second In regard to extra-duty pay granted to enlisted men who were detailed to perform special and extra work as blacksmiths, carpen ters, skilled mechanics, teamsters, etc, nearly all those men so enlisted were either paid such pay while in tho service or on final pavment when discharged: furthermore, section 35, act of March 3, 1863, forbids the payment of extra duty pay to volunteers for services after said date, so that practically it can now only be allowed in exceptional cases. Third The act granting rations to soldiers who were prisoners of war was passed July 25, 1S06, and that granting the same pay to their heirs (not more remote than brothers and sisters) was passed March 2, 1867, and these acts are still in force, but nearly all those entitled to this pay have long since been paid it; and so in regard to the allowance of ration or subsistence-pay to soldiers while on furlough. It will thus be seen that the statements made by Mr. Dalzell in these matters are inaccurate and misleading. Tbey will only excite false hopes and expectations in claimants, and cause them and-tho Government useless trouble and expense William A. Day, Second Auditor. avar departjient. Quartermaster General's Office.. Washington, D C, January 26, 1889. To the Editor of The Dispatch: Sir: I inclose for your information a circu lar from the Second Auditor of tbe Treasury Department, and one from this office, dated the 22d instant, on the subject of claims of soldiers for mileage, commutation of rations and extra duty pay, from which it will be seen that-tbe recent statements published in your paper that there was a large amount due to soldiers, are incorrect and misleading. Very respectfully jour obedient servant, James Gilliss, s Major and Quartermaster fJ. B. Armv. War Department. CE,l- 19. J Quartermaster General's Office, Washington. D. C. January 22. 18S9. In reply to your inquiry on the subject, you are respectfully informed that to entitle soldiers to extra pay during the late war they were required to be regularly detailed on extra duty by competent authority, and employed at constant labor as mechanics, teamsters and laborers for not less than ten days prior to March 3, 1863. Soldiers who were enlisted and mustered as wagoners, and those detailed to drive the com pany or regimental teams, or perform tbe duty of orderlies, were not allowed extra compensa tion. Extra duty pay was not allowed to anv of those above specified after March 3, 1863, it being prohibited by act ot Congress, and as a rule those who were entitled to it before that date have been paid. , If, however, there is anv further legal allow ance due you for extra duty services rendered prior to March 3, 1863, a claim prepared and submitted in accordance with tbe inclosed in structions will be duly considered. Claims for travel pay, or mileage, from place of discharge to the home of the soldier, are adjusted by the Second Auditor of the Treas ury, and those for commutation of rations wiile a prisoner of war, or on furlough, by the Commissary General of Subsistence United States armv, and do not come under the juris diction of this office. Very respectfully your obedient servant, S. B. Holabird, Quartermaster General U. S. Army. Circular Letter. allowances to soldiers. Treasury Department, 7 Third Auditor's Of ice, Washington, D. C, January 22, 1889. Articles have been widely published, pur porting that tbeir author has made recent dis covery of vast masses ot allowances remaining due to soldiers of the late war, payment whereof was not made, for the reason that it was not known, until this discovery, that sol diers were entitled by lawvto surb allowances; and the amount due is stated as 14,000.000. These Incorrect statements are inducing sol diers or their heirs to incur expense in prepar ing claims for allowances which either never became due, or were paid in full at the time. The several kinds of allowances to which sol diers were by law entitled in particular cases were as fully known and recognized durine the war as was the regular "monthly pay," and ments thereof, when due. were as regularly made by the disbursing officers as were pay payments of tbo latter. The instances in which soldiers who became entitled to any such allow ances did not receive payment at tbe time were the rare exceptions, and caused bysome special circumstances in the particular cases. Soldiers on furlough were not entitled to mileage. Leave of absence from duty does not require a soldier to travel; if he does so it is of his own choice, and ho is not entitled to mile age. Soldiers were allowed 25 cents per day for commutations of rations for periods while in captivity as prisoners of war. Payment thereof was regularly made by officers stationed at the several camps and rendezvous to which soldiers were sent when released from such captivity. Payment of commutation of rations when due to soldiers on furlough was inado regularly by officers of the coinniisary department and the "furloughs" were oitber taken up by such officers, or were IndorsetLwith the fact of such payment. A soldier who' cannot produce the ''furlough" was doubtless paid at the time. Soldiers were not entitled to "extra duty pay," except when regularly detailed upon some kind of work recognized by law as "extra duty." and In periods of not less than ten con secutive days. Regular rolls'were kept of men on such service, and pavment therefor was made regularly by the officer under whom the service was rendered. By act of March 3, 1SG3, extra compensation for extra duty was abol ished except to soldiers on duty as clerks and messengers at a few ot the great headquarters specially designated in tbe act and was not again allowed by law nntil July, I860. Except in a few special cases, soldiers did not become entitled to any "commutations," the support and wants of the army being provided for by the quartermaster and commissary de partments, etc 28,' 1889. IN THE NEW ZEALAND -WILDS. Some Interesting Information Aboat tbe Flowers and the Birds. Cornhlll Magazine. We had reached a rapid stream which, flowed between moss-covered banks. I shall not easily forget the impression pro duced by the sight of this stream in the middle of the most exquisite vegetation. Overhead beautWul ferns spread their fronds, almost excluding the light; tinder foot exquisite moss studded with rare ferns, the native maidenhair, and the still more delicate kidney fern. The last mentioned have leaves the shape of violet leaves, but as thin as the yonngest sprigs of maiden hair, semi-transparent, so laige as the palm of the band, and supported by black stems so slender as to be at a short distance invisible. The only place I have seen which could at all compare with this spot is the Anna Thai at Eisenach, in Thuringia. Bnt then, that is partly artificial, while this had never been tonched by human hands. While we stood watching the stream an exquisite sound broke upon our ears. It was like the plpingof those reeds which the dervishes in the East play upon while their brethrenperform their s'trange devotions. This piping was constantly beintr varied, sometimes by even sifter, but sometimes by more metallic sounds; at one moment the song grew so lond that it seemed to be qnite close, the next it appeared to melt away into the distance. Suddenly it ceased. It was a tni the most beautiful songster in the world. We saw one on a branch, a few minutes later. It was abont the size of a blackbird, the plumage of a bine-black with metallic hnes.and in places almost like velvet. The beak was yellow, as were also the legs. At the throat it had two little tufts of white feathers, which gave the the bird a rather quaint appearance. Fortunately, in Kew Zealand some of the birds are pro tected by the Government, but already many. of them have died. We followed the the stream 100 yards or so, every now and then pntting up a pheasant. A CALCUTTA SNAKEEY, One of the Peculiar Amusements of the King of Oudc. From an India Letter. J The Jate King of Oude had bnilt a snakery in tho gardens of his palace at Garden Beach, near Calcutta. It was an oblong pit about 30 feet long by 20 feet broad, the walls being abont 12 feet high and perfectly smooth, so that a snake could not crawl up. In the center of the pit there was a large block of rough masonary, per forated so that it was as full of holes as a sponge. In this honeycombed block the snakes dwelt, and when the sun shone brightly they came ont to bask or to feed. His Majesty used to have live frogs put in the pit and amuse himself by seeing the hungry snakes catch the frogs. When a large snake catches a small frog it is all over in an instant, bnt if a small snake catches a large frog, so that it cannot swallow it at once, the frog's cries are pite ous to hear. Again and again I have heard them while out shooting, and have gone to the bush or tnft of grass from which the piteous cries' came sometimes in time, sometimes too late to save the poor froggy, though the snake generally got shot- As a final story let me tell how a frog has been seen to turn the tables on the snake. Two gentlemen in Cochar some years ago saw a snake, seize a small frog and attempt to swallow it. But suddenly a large frog jumped forward, seized the snake's tail and J began to swallow the snake. How then affair might have ended cannot be told, be cause my friends imprudently drew near to watch the combat, when the lrogsand snake took alarm, and the big frog disgorged the snake's tail, and the snake released the little frog, and they all scuffled off. Bnt the tale is perfectly true, and both the gen tlemen who saw it are still alive; and I only regret that it was not my good luck to see the affair with my own eyes. A TERRAPIN FARM. The Novel Business Venture of Tiro Enter- prising: Mnrjiandcrs. Baltimore Sun.l Colonel Tilghman and Mr. M. T. Golds borough are largely engaged in the propa gation of terrapin, and have about 3,000 confined in a pond, where they are fed and prepared for market. The terrapin are caught by the fishermen and sold to Messrs. Tilghman and Goldsborough. In winter they lie dormant, and do not eat at all, but in summer time they seem to have ravenous appetites. The principal food given tlfeni is hard crabs, and it take3 about 500 or 600 crabs a day to feed them. The crabs are put into a large hopper alive, and are hackled to pieces in passing through the machinery. They are then thrown into the pond for the terrapins, which are so eager to get at their food that they climb up over the backs of each other. They have learned to know what the noise of the hacking machine means, and as soon as it commences to run they begin to gather aronnd and show signs of impatience nntil their food is given them. The terrapin become very tame, and any one can walk down to the edge of the pond and pick tbem up at will. In winter they imbed themselves in the mad and sleep awav their time until spring. Daring such mild weather as has prevailed in this lati tude this winter they come up to the top of the mud, so that their backs may be seen, and appear to be in a half comatose state. Colonel Tilghman soys you can pot ter rapin in a close box and shut the lid, and they will live there all winter without a drop of water, notwithstanding their lives are generally spent in the water. A terra pin pat in a barrel and pearly covered over with old bags or some like material will keep fat all winter. When small ter rapin are put in the pond they sink to the bottom or hide themselves somewhere, and no more is seen of them, until they are fall fledged terrapins ready to get in a stew. SHE PAINTED HER LIPS. The Humiliating Position In Which a So ciety Bello Found Herself. "Bab" in Philadelphia Times. A very funny accident happened at a re ception where a bright woman, who was out for the first time after a lone illness, was the victim. Just before she left home someone said that she had better pot some color on her lips, as they looked pjrlectly blue. A serpent in the shape of n charm ing girl volunteered her mixture, one of carmine and glycerine (which, if any is to be used, is most desirable), and she care fully painted the invalid's mouth, putting the most color in the center, to give it the desired rosebud effect. Tbe newly-painted was warned that she could eat or drink anything cold, but of anything hot she was to beware. Remem bering this, she declined going into the sup per room, and was the center of a group of men and having the largest kind of a time, when an imp of darkness, in the form of a lootman, came along with a tray, on which were cups of coffee and classes of punch. Without a thought the "ladve laire" took a cup of coffee; she sipped it slowly, nnd then, horror of horrors! made bad worse by wiping her mouth on a tiny napkin which had been given her. She soon saw surprise on the faces of some of the men. One glance at the damask in her haud told her what was the matter, nnd with providential presence of mind she put it to her lips again, leaned on the man nearest to her, whispered in muffled tone that she was ill and must go home. Out of the drawing room, quicklv she cot on her wraps, and when she was helped to her car riage tbe man wlio had been her standby could not resist telling her that he was sure she must be ill because her lips had grown so pale. However, the men were good fellows and they never told on her, though she swore by every one of the Buddhist gods and all of tbe Chinese devils that she'd submit to green lips again before she would get in such a fix. Salvation Oil. the great liniment, is made of the purest drugs in the laboratory. 25 cents. SAMOAff MATTEBS Llkelr to Occupy the Attention of Both Branches of ConffreM tbli Week Other IncIdentalComlng Events la tbe Senate and House. Washington, January 27. This week promises to be one of debate in the Senate. Bapid progress was" made last week with the appropriation bills, leaving only the consular and diplomatic bill pending of the four that were reported. This will come up to-morrow, and the amendments proposed by the Foreign Belations Committee, pro viding means to defend and protect Ameri can interests in Samoa, will form the subject of a lively discussion. It may be, however, that these amendments will be considered in secret session. On Tuesday, under an order of the Senate made some davs ago, the British extradition treaty is to he discussed in executive session. Some progress was made last week with Mr. Sher man's anti-trust ''bill, as amended by the Finance Committee, and the author will endeavor to press it to a vote this week. Then Mr. Frye is expected to call up the Pacific Bailroad funding bill and make a speech on it. Messrs. Edmund, Hoar, Sherman and Mitchell are also expected to address the Senate on this measure. Mr. (Chandler's resolution to investigate the Louisiana election is also pending, and may be called np at any time. This will probably precipitate a political debate that will last several days. Armed with the sundry civil appropria tion bill, which was not completed last week. Mr. Kandall will probably deprive the District of Colombia Committee of Mon day, to which it is entitled under the rules. If he does not several other members in charge of important measures stand ready to do it. Prominent among these is Mr. Clardy, who has nndertaken to conduct the conference report on the Nicaragua Canal bill through the House, and is waiting the first opportunity to present it without encountering the opposition of one of the committees in charge of appropriation bills. The Oklahoma ad herents have signified their intention to call up tbeir bill Tuesday, and asMr. Payson and other members antagonistic to the measure are preparing themselves for a vieorous onslaught, a livelv dav mar be ex pected if the bill comes np. Later in the week appropriation bills are likely to pay a prominent part, and when the naval bill is taken up, which Chairman Herbert says will be at the first opportunity, an enter taining discussion of Samoan matters will probably ensue. Mr. Crisp is preparing to call up the pending contested election cases during the week, but while theyconstitnte questions of the highest privilege, it is possible that Mr. Blanchard may raise the question of consid eration against them in favor of the ri7er and harbor bill, which will probably meet with a stronger support than heretofore, as members begin to realize its precarious posi tion. The Edmunds Panama resolution is also among the probabilities, but its consid eration can occupy but one day. THE BALLOON FISH. A Strange Creature That Explodes When Exposed to the Air. Chicago Mall, j "You never saw a balloon fish?" queried the Virginia gentleman of a clerk. "No, I neTer did; never even heard of one before." "I never saw but one, and that one I caught while fishing off the dock at New port News, within almost a stone's throw of where the hnlk or tbe old war ship Cum! beriand is said to repose. When I landed the fish on the dock it was jnst an ordi nary looking fish, but I found before I got the hook loose from its mouth that it was swelling. I became so excited that I forgot to throw my hook and line back into the water. The fish kept swelling, and finally became as round as a ball. I was more as tonished when its hide began to crack and it became evident to me that it was on the point of bursting. It seemed to be suffering great pain. As I did not care to witness the suffering longer I pushed it off the dock with my foot. No sooner had it struck the water than it regained its normal condition and shot out of sight like a flash. I learned from a man who said that he knew that the balloon fish conld not live many minutes out of the water; that they inhale the air, but were unable to exhale it, and therefore, in its efforts to breathe it con gested, until it was only a question of how great an air pressure its hide conld with stand. Sooner or later it was bound to burst, unless replaced in the water." FORMING A BREWERS' TRUST. An Organization to Control Trade and Bat tle With Prohibition. Albany, N. Y., January 27. It is stated that tbe reported effort of a foreign syndicate to control tbe brewing interests of this city conceals the real purpose of a brewing trust which is now being organized throughout this State, and that while or ganization is for the protection of tbe busi ness interests of the brewers by consolida tion and plan of co-operation, the same plan is also to be applied to defend brewers from prohibitory and high license legis lation. It said that brewers fear their business may be rained in this State as it has been ruined in prohibition States, and that na tional and State organizations have been effected to prevent the passage of prohibition laws in anv additional States. The agents of the syndicate decline to talk about the matter. THE NATIONAL REMoV, PRAISEITWAtX Bilious Headache, Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges tion, Constipation, Dizziness r Positively eared by LITTLE HOP PILLS, Tha People's Favorite Liver Pills. 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