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Lenten Season Stimulates Trade in Fish and Oysters. AS ACTIVE MOVEMENT IN BUTTER. Vegetables From Sew Orleans and Ber muda to tbe Front. WHAT'S TO PAI FOE SDNDAT MKHER Orncs of Pittsburg Dispatch, i Fkidat. March 15. 1SS9. $ At the meat stalls there has been no change of prices for choice cats, notwith standing the fact that cattle are off from 2c to 3c per pound from rates of last fall. The drop has affected prices of rough meat, hides and tallow, but has not reached tenderloins and porterhouse steaks. If batchers had a profit last fall they should be reaping hand some profits now, when a 1,500-pound steer costs $35 less. Trade in the products of old ocean has very much improved since Ash Wednesday. The restaurant demand for crabs has been far be yond the supply for a week past. A leading dealer reports that he could not fill one-fourth of his orders in this line. The bulk of the trade in fish is still in the line of the frozen article. Fresh flounders, scol lops and blue salmon begin to put in their ap pearance in small quantities. Scollops bring 2 50 per gallon, anifat this figure there is no profit to the dealer. Fresh mackerel are on the stalls at 60c per pound. There are no new features of interest in the lines of butter, eggs and poultry. The latter grows scarce as the season advances. Eggs are In good supply and demand, with prices varying very little from a week ago. Oleois no longer offered at market stalls. The risk is too great. Dealers who have paid heavy fines, and have the fear of heavier pen alties before them, have surrendered, and are now sell only butter. Green Goods. New vegetables, from the Gulf of Mexico, begin to put in an appearance, reminding ns that old things are passing away and all things are soon to become new. Radishes, tomatoes, beets, celery from New Orleans, new potatoes and onions from Bermuda are at the front. Strawberries are drifting to lower prices, but are still steep enough for the majority of parses. Those who are satisfied with the old reliable fruit' and vegetables can obtain them at figures as low as they have been at any time for a decade or two in the middle of March. Florists report an improvement in trade of last week. The fact that Lent is fully onis however, fully felt In tbe trade. A leading florist desires The Dispatch readers to know that quotations below are for choice varieties of roses, and says that there are common varieties which range from 75c to SI per dozen below rates here given. Following are latest prices for market basket filling, as furnished by retail dealers: Meats. The prices called for at the Diamond Markets remain unchanged. The best cuts of tenderloin steak range from 20 to 25c, with the last figure for very fancy, which are very often no bet ter than the 20c article; sirloin, best cuts, f mm 18 tn Me; standmi? rib roast. 15 to 20c: chnck roast. 10 to 12c; best round steaks, 15c; J Douing Deer, o to oc; sweet ureaus, ajc per pain beef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, fita pound: calf livers. 25e apiece; corned beef from 5 to 10c per pound. Veal for stewing commands 10c: roast, 12 to 15c: cutlets. 20c per pound; spring lambs, fore quarter, 12)4 to loc: hind quarters, 15 to 20c A leg of mut ton, hind quarter, of prime quality, brings 12c;fore quarter, 8c; loin of -mutton, 15c Vcse tables and Fruit. Jersey sweet potatoes, 25c a half peck; totatoes,15e a half peck; celery.10 to 15c a bunch; fcew Bermuda potatoes, 40c per peck; new Ber muda onions, 25c per quart; tomatoes, 40c per quart box; pumpkin. 15 to 25c; cabbage, 5 to 10c; apples, 15c to 20c per half peck; bananas, 15 to 25c a dozen: lemons. 25 to BOc per dozen: oranges, S550c; onions, 25c a half peck; spinach, 25c per half peck; lettuce,10c perbunch,3 tor 25c:radishes,7c per bunch; cran berries, 15c per quart: cucumbers, 25 to 35c a piece; mushrooms, SI a pound: asparagus, 20c a bunch; new beets, 15c a bunch; strawberries, 75c a quart. Batter, Eggs and Poultry. Choice creamery butter, 38 to 40c Good Country butter, 35c Fancy pound rolls, 60c The- ruling retail price for eggs is 20c Choice country eggsbnng'zSc. The range for dressed chickens is SI to SI 25 per pair. Turkeys. 25c per pound. Fish nod Oysters. Following are the articles in this line still on the stalls, with prices: Lake salmon, 12)c; Cali fornia salmon, 40c pound; white fish, 12c; her ring, 4 pounds for 25c; fresh mackerel, 3oc apiece; Spanish mackerel. 45c to 50c a pound; sea sal mon, 40c a pound: blue fish, 20c; perch. 10c; halibut, 25c; rock bass, SOc; black bass, 20c: lake trout, U&c: lobsters. 25c; green sea turtle. 2Sc Oysters: standard, SI per gallon; select, tl 50 to 1 75: N. Y. counts, II 75 per gallon; snaps, 80c: shell oysters, 25c dozen; smelts, 20 to 25c ponnd; dams, SI 25 gallon; scollops, 50c a quart. Flowers. La France roses, S3 00 per doaen; Bride roses, 2 00 per dozen; Pcrles, 1 25 per dozen; Nlphetos, SI 25 per dozen; Bennetts, S2 00 per dozen: Magna Cbarta roses, SI 00; American Beautv, 50cl 00 apiece; Mermets, 12 00 per dozen; De Wattnlle. 2 00; carnations, 50 cents a dozen; Violets, J2 09 a hundred; Lilv of tbe Valley, 75c per dozen; Maiden Hair fern, 50c per doz. fronds. Bermuda Easter lilies. S3 00 per dozen; tulips. 75c per dozen; mignonette, 75c per dozen; lilacs, 25c a spray: daffodils. 75c per dozen; Dutch hya cinths, 20c apiece: pansies, 25c a dozen; Jacque minot roses, S2 50 a dozen. LITE STOCK MAEEETS. Condition of the Market at tbe East Liberty Stock Tarda. OmcB or PrrrsBtjno Dispatch,') PRIDAT.Mrchl5, 1889. Cattle Receipts, 1,940 bead: shipments, 2,060 head. Market dnll and weak. Nothing doing; all through consignments. No cattle shipped to New York to-day. Hogs Dull; all grades $5 005 10. Re ceipts. 2,600 head: shipments, 2,400 head. Ten cars of hogs shipped to New York. Sheep Nothing doing: none for sale. Six loads passed through. Receipts, 2,400 bead; shipments, 2,000 head. Br Telecravh. Kansas Cttt Cattle Receipts. 2,685 head; shipments. 1,213 head; best grades of heavy steers active and 5lCc higher; medium about steady; cows, stockers and feeding steers steady at 56 10c higher; good to choice corn fed. S3 90SJ4 15: common to medium, $2 753 00; stockers and feeding steers, SI 603 20; cows, $1 352 Ji Hogs Receipts, 5.772 head; ship, ments, 185 head: weak and 2K5c lower, dot ing dull and weak: good to choice, S4 45 4 62; common to medium. S4 1001 3a. bbeep Receipts, 53 head: no shipments; active and steady to strong; good to choice muttons, S4 25 l 50: common to medium. S2 503 90. New Yoek Beeves ReceiDts, 40 carloads for tbe market. 35 carloads for city slaughter ers direct and 21 carloads for a beef exporter; dull market, unchanged prices and not all sold: poor to prime steers sold at S3 2S4 25 per 100 lbs: extra do. at H 854 65; bulls and dry cows, 52 203 00. Sheep Receipts, 2,400 head, and 4.000 bead were carried over yesterday; a little more than one-half tbe offerings changed hands, and tbe market closed weak: sales in cluded sheep at $4 005 50 per 100 lbs; yearling lambs at S4 757 25. Hogs Receipts, 4,500 head, all for slaughterers direct, except a carload of really prime hogs that sold alive at 53 per 100 lbs; light pigs would go to $5 30; dull feeling. CHICAGO Cattle Receipts. 9.000 head: ship ments, 8,000 head: market dull and 10c lower; choice beeves, S4 0024 35; steers, S3 003 b0: stockers and feeders. $2 00S 40;Texas steers, SI 750300. Hoes Receipts. 2,000 bead; ship ments. 7.500 head; market slow, heavy and 5c lower: mixed. S4 554 80; heavy. H 554 85: light, 6004 95; skips, W 504 3a. Sheep Receipts, 5.000 head: shipments, 2.W0 head: market weak; natives. S3 504 00; western cornfed, S4 40 4 75:lambs,$4 755 80. ST. Lorns Cattle Receipts. 600; shipments, 400: market stronger; choice heavy native steers. S3 SO0i 40; fair to good do, S3 00g4 00; stockers and feeders, fair to good, $2 003 20; rangers, cornfed. S2 7033 40; grassf ed. Si 90 2 90? Hogs Receipts. 3,200; shipments. 1200; market steadv; choice "heavy. S4 .004 80: pack ing, S4 604 75: light grades.! 654 70. Sheep Receipts, 200; shipments, 600; market strong; fair to choice, S3 004 9a Bcpfaia) Cattle Market steady: receipts. 2.000 head, thrnugb. SO head sale: mixed butch ers'. S275Q3 25. Sheep and lambs Market weak and tendencv a shade lowen receipts, 2.000 heart throngb, L000 bead sale: good sheep, 54 3584 65; good lambs, S5 855 85. Hogs Market active; lu20c lower; receipts, 4.600 head through. 8,100 bead sale; offerings all sold Straight at $5 655 76. Cm cis k ati Hogs In good demand: lowen common ana debt, (4 0004 o; pscung ana butchers', M 604 80; receipts, 2.6B0 head; ship. mcnU. 1,700 head. MABKETS BY WIRE. Wheat More Active, bat Early Options Lower Corn Qalet and Oats Higher Hog Products Neglected and Barely Steady. CHICAGO There was quite a good trade In wheat to-day, but principally on local account. Outside news was scarce and outside business light The feeling developed was weaker, in fluenced by fine and favorable weather for the growing crop here, good weather abroad and dull and easier cables. The opening was Y& lower than yesterday's closing, and under free speculative offerings prices further de clined ljc though not without numerous slight fluctuations. Around 95c for May, how ever, a prominent local trader bought freely, which started the market up and prevented further decline The buying was evidently to cover shorts as the party was credited a day or two ago with being large seller. From the inside prices for Maya recovery of lHc followed, and closed about lHc lower than closing figures of yester day. June closed about Je lower, and July closed about Uc lower. , There was but little interest manifested In corn, fluctuations being within narrow limits and trading almost exclusively local. The feeling on the whole was somewhat easier, the fine weather having a tendency to increase of ferings. , A fair volume of business transpired in oats. The opening was weak and rather unsettled, but at inside figures of the day. Offerings were fair, but the buying by a large house pro duced a change in the sentiment. A stronger feeling developed and prices advanced ic A recession of c followed. Later in the session, however, a stronger feeling developed, and prices advanced Jc the market closing steady at a net gain of $ic over yesterday's last sales. Hog products attracted very little attention, and trading was light. Local operators were not much interested in the market and the out side orders wore smaller than usual. Prices declined slightly on all the leading articles. Later the market showed more steadiness and prices rallied again, with purchases credited to those who sold early. Tne market closed quiet at about outside figures. The leading futures rancea as follows: Wheat No. 2 May. 65i96J91K15Kc: June, 2Ji92V9191Jic; July, K2S7S6 6860; iear. 6O80lc m Cork No. 2 May, S35Vc; June, S 85e35Ke35Jc: July, S6We36V2c , OArs No. 2 May, 22o25M25JJc; June. 25&625KC; July, 25V2KS2oK255gc Mess Pork, per bbl. May, $12 1?K12 25 12 1012 20; June, S12 25; July, 512 254212 32 12 25gl2 32X- Laed, per 100 fts. May, S6 95; June, 57 00; July. 57 057 057 02K7 05. ShoetRibs, per 100 fc. May, S6 206 22J 6 17KS6 2iii; June, 56 27K; July. S8 306 32$. Casn quotations were as follows: Flour steady and unchanged: No. 2 spring wheat, 93US3$c: No. 3 spring wheat. 9192c:No.2 red, 93$493Kc No. 2 corn. 34634ftc; No. 2 oats, 24ac No. 2 rye. 43c .No. 2 barley, nominal. So. 1 flaxseed, SI 55. Prime tim othy seed. $1 SS1 39. Mess pork, per barrel, S12 1512 2a Lard, per 100 lbs. S3 S7K6 9a Short ribs sides (loose). S6 1506 2a Dry salted shoulders (boxed). $5 505 62& Short clear sides (boxed), S6 62J6 75. bugars Cut loaf, unchanged. Receipts Flour. 8,000 bar rels; wheat, 53,000 bushels: corn, 186,000 bushels: oats. 64,000 bushels: rye, 2,000 bushels: barley, 25,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 8,000 bar rels: wheat. 20.000 bushels; corn. 89,000 bushels: oats, 69.000 bushels; rye. 8,000; barley, 25,000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the bntter market was weaker but not quotably lower. Eggs 13J4014C New Yoek Flour heavy and 515c lower. Wheat Spot heavy and quiet; options freely offered at lower prices andJiS&c lower. Barley Sulet: ungraded Canada. 7583c Barley malt nil; Canada, 90cjJSl 10 for old and new. Corn Spot dull and ilc lower; options dull and KKc lower. Oats Spot dull and lower: op tions firm. Hay moderately active and firm. Hops quiet and firm. Coffee Options opened steadv and 2030 points down: closed steady and 2XJ30 points below yesterday: lower ca bles; good business; sales, 78,250 bags, including March. 16.SD10S5c: April, 16.8016.90c; Mav. l&S5ei6.95c; June, 16.9016.95c; Julv, 17.00 17.10c; August, 17.1017.20c; September, 17.20 17.S0c: spot Rio easier: fair cargoes, 19c Su gar Raw strong; fair refining, 5 3-16c; centrifugals. 96 test, 5 15-1 6c: refined In active demand and Jc higher; C, 5K5Jic; extra C. 66Jic; white extra C, 6i6 5-16c: vel-low.655Xc;offA,67-166c:mould A,7c; standard A, 8c; confectioners' A, 7c; cut loaf, c: crushed, SJc; powdered. 7o; granu lated, Tiici cubes, 3i"c Molasses Foreign strong: New Orleans dull; open kettle, good to fancy, 2S42c Rice steady and quiet. Cottonseed oil strong: crude. 42c; yellow, 48c Tallow irregular; city, 4J4c Rosin quiet and steady. Turpentine steadv and quiet at 62c Eggs quiet and weaker; Western, ISJJc; receipts, 5,665 packages. Pork strong; old mess, $12 To: new mess, 13 50: extra prime, S12 75. Beef quiet; extra mess, S6 757 00; plate, S8 25 8 5a Cut meats steady and quiet; pickled bellies, 12 .fcs average, 77Kc: pickled should ers, 6Hc; pickled hams. 9J10c Middles firm. Lnrd a trifle lower and dull; Western steam, S7 2 closing at S7 80; citv, S6 SO: March and April, S7 267 28; May. S7 29, closing at S7 28; June, S7 307 32; July, S7 827 34, Augu6t, S7 36; September, $7 38. Butter quiet and easy; West ern dairy, 1421c: do creamery, 1827c; Elgin. 282Sc Cheese firm and in moderate demand; Western, 9KUKc St. Louis Flour quiet and easy, with light demand and trading. Wheat-Cash lower; options fluctuated considerably; owing to con tinued fine spring weather, lower cables and declines in all other markets selling was free enongh to run May down 1K1Jc and July affiVc: the market improved later, and Mav and June closed He lower and July 1-lCc better; 'u. jt icu. v.n.11, eygtii iuitt, oioou, ciwseu V.ytfm 92c bid: Jnne, 89j90c, closed 89c bid; Julv. 81J81jc. closed 81Jc: August 79JJS0c closed 80c bid. Com lower; No. 2 mixed, cash, 29Vfc; April, 29Kc clnsed 29c bid; May, 30JCs3oc Oats lower: No. 2. cash, 25c bid; May. 2526c, closed 26c bid. Ryo dull;No-2.42c asked. Barley Nothing do ing. Provisions very dulL CiNcnorATi Flour very dull. Wheat, mod eratedemand;No.2 red, 95c; receipts, 2,500bush els; shipments, none Corn weaker; No. 2 mixed, S4c Oats stronger and scarce; No. 2 mixed, 26K327C Rye dnll; No. 2, 4Sc Pork barely steady at $12 62. Lard dull, lower to sell, S3 85. Bulkmeats and bacon firm and unchanged. Butter quiet. Sugar firm. Eggs dull. Cheese firm. Philadelphia Flour dull and weak. Wheat Options neglected and closed nominally 2c lower. Corn Options opened a shade lower but subsequently recovered and closed firm under a fair export inquiry and light offerings; car lots dull but held firmly. Oats Car lots firm with a fair demand; No. 3 whites were scarce and Kc higher; futures quiet but steady. Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat easier: cash, 86Uc; May,87Jc; July. 87c Corn firm. No. 3, 3233c Oats steady; No. 2 white, 27K 2Sc Rye firm; No. J, 41c Barley dull: No. 2. 58c Provisions easy. Pork, S12 12J4 Lard, 18 85. Cheese quiet; Cheddars. ll12c Baltimore Provision firm and unchanged. Butter firm: western backed, 1823c; roll, 15 19c; creamery easy at2628c Eggs easy at 13c Coffee quiet at a deline; fair, ltc Toledo Cloverseed. steady: cash, March, So 00; April, H 90; receipts, 250 bag; shipments, 979 bags. BRITISH IE0S. v.. n . ...,. fMKs.u r. rv,iE3mo , a .w,s Almost Everything Firm and Active, With Prices Holding Stronc Special Keport by Cable for tbe American Manu facturer. London, March 14. Scotch Pig The activity in this market con tinues, with prices holding strong. No. IColtness 55s. 6d. t.o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Summerlee 51s. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Gartshcrrie 51s. 60. f. o. b. Glasgow No.lLangloan 53s. Gd. f.o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Carnbroe 46s. to. f. o. b, Glasgow No. 1 Shorts -63s. 6d. f . o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Glengarnock 50s. 6d. atArdrossan. No.lDalmellington...45s. 6d. atArdrossan. NclEglinton 44s. fid. atArdrossan. Bessemer Pig Active market and prices sustained West Coast brands quoted at 4Ss Od. for Nns. 1, 2, 8, f. o. b. shipping point. Middlesbrough Pig Market firm but quiet. Good brands quoted at 37s. 9d. for No. 8. to. b. Spiegeleisen Firm market and demand con tinues to improve. English 20 per cent quoted at 80s. f. o. b. at works. Steel Rails An increased demand holds the market firm. Standard sections quoted at 4 7s. Od. f. o. b. shipping point. Steel Blooms Demand better and market firm. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 4 fts. Od. f. o. b. shipping point. Steel Billets Fair demand and market firm. Bessemer (size 2x2) quoted at 4 5s. f. o. b. shipping point. ' Steel Slabs This market holds firm on a fair demand. Ordinary sizes quoted at 4 2s. 64. f. o. b. shipping point. crop Ends While tbe demand is only mod erate the market is steady. Run of the mill quoted at 2 10s. Od. f. o. b. shipping point. Steel Wire 'Rods Firm market the demand bettei. Mild steeL, No. 6, quoted at 6. Os. Od. f t h fthlmiinf? port. Old Ralls Th(s market is barely steady, but bnslnees is fair. J.ees quovea at t os.ua. ana double beads at S Os. Od. c. L t. N ew York. Scrap Iron No material change from last week. Heavy wrought quoted at 2 5s. Od. f.o.b. shipping points. Manufacturedlron Market firm and demand good. Stafford, ord. tiiarkedbars(to.h.L'poon 2s 6d " common bars 0 0s0d612s6d M blk. sheet singles 0 Os Od 712s6d Welshbars, tab. Wales... 6 6s Od 0 OsOd Steamer Freights-Glasgow to New York, 6s. Od. Ltverpool to New York. 9s. 04. Takb no "just as good," but call for the "old reliable'' Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. SETTLED AT LAST. The Final Payment Made in Connec tion With the Failure of the NATION'S BANK FOR SAVINGS A Pittsburg Financier Compelled to Toe the Hark Out In Montana. THE ELECTBI0 BOOM CULMINATES The Nation's Bank failed in 1873. It was a bad failure. Tbe amount of money in volved in it -was between $1,000,000 and $2, 000,000. Hundreds of citizens were finan cially mined or so badly crippled that they never" recovered from the blow. At least two of the victims ended their lives by suicide. The stockholders -were held re sponsible for the losses, and so heavy was the pressure that several of them were re duced to poverty. Ever since the failure ,the work of settlement has been going on. A few days ago one of the stockholders -walked into a Ponrth avenue bank and presented a note for discount. "When he had received the money he remarked to the cashier: ""With, this I will make the last payment In connection with the Nation's Bank failure. All the claims will then be settled iuiu uin ooo&s closed. In connection with this incident, the cashier in question said: "The gentleman whoso note 1 discounted was one of the stockholders of the Nation's Bank, and was one of the principal sufferers. I don't remember how many shares he held, but his liabilities were J20O.00O. The last of this large sum was liquidated with the money received on tbe note. He was in tbe lumber business at the time and was worth about J400.000. One-half of his fortune was swept away by the failure. Do you know how the Nation's Bank was organized? No? Well, I will tell you. Some half a dozen citizens of the upper part of the city conceived the scheme to enable them to got money for specu lative purposes, as alleged. They organized the bank with a capital of $100,000. They then induced a number of wealthy and influential men to take stock in the concern and deposit their money in it. This gave the bank a good standing in the community, and the deposits soon ran up to over $1,000,000. This money, so I understand, was used In all sorts of wild speculation; most of which turned out badly. This went on as long as the money lasted, and then the crash came. The cashier was held responsible for the failure and accused of all sorts of crookedness. This was hardly fair. He certainly knew what was going on, but he was simply an agent to execute the will of his superiors. His protests were unheeded. But he was well paid for his services." This retrospection called to the cashier's recollection an incident that transpired in this city some years before the war. A man, whose name is omittted for good reasons, opened a bank in a little bnildlcg that formed one of the row that stood on the site now occupied by the Kaufmann block. He had good business qual flcatlons, was shrewd and enterprising. His banking capital was about $50,000. He soon be came popular and secured a large list of depos itors. One day he forgot to open his bank. He had skipped. Going Wet he took tbe benefit of the bankrupt law. Finally be located in a town in Montana, and when he thought suffi cient time had elapsed for the Pittsburg affair to be forgotten he opened a bank. His cus tomers were of the regular Western type of that day honest, rugged, reckless and dis posed to shoot on the slightest provocation. One morning the bank doors were found closed. The banker had pocketed all the funds and made a break for the mountains. The word soon spread, and he was pursued by a number of his victims, captured, taken back to town and strung np by the neck until ho consented to open the bank and pay depositors In full. He reformed after this and continued in the banking business there for several years with good success. a'flurri in electric. It Sella Up to 57 1-2, but Weakens In the Afternoon Wcstinghouso Electric was the strong card at the opening of the stock market yesterday, there being a large and eager demand for it. Sales were made at 55, 56, 56 and 50 on the floor. Outside, Henry M. Long disposed of 550 shares at 65, 50, 57 and 57J. These were the top prices of the day. There was less demand for the stock in the afternoon, and it manifest ed a lack of staying qualities, which some ac cepted as an indication of a reaction. Others thought tbe depression was only temporary, and pointed to the fact that it was still very low in comparison with the Edison and other elec tric stocks, claiming, also, that its purchase by Eastern people as an investment was proof that capitalists have conndence in the future of the stock. The last sale of tbe day was at 56. Philadelphia Gas was stronger, selling up to 37. One hundred shares of Central Traction were sold at 24 an advance. Switch and Signal was a trifle weaker, while La Noria was hardly thought of. lIOBXIXa. APTEKHOOK. stocks. Did. Asked. Bid. Asked. Cltliens' at. BsnK S3 , Mechanics' .Nat. Bnk.. 102 .... 103 Jler. iMan. Nat Unk. WH 61 .:. Philadelphia Co jj 30)4 S7K S7K "VYheellnr Gas On .. 28 29 f2 CentralTractlon 23X 24 3H 24 Citizens' 'traction C9V .... C9H l.a Nora Mining Co 1J 1 18 bllverton Mining Co 1H ... .... Y estiughousc Electric. 54 87 55 66M U. bwltch&blirnalCo. 20 20K 20)4 20,2 Diamond list. Bank 135 BankofCommercc. ." 215 .... Tradesmen's N'lttank ,. 29 Ohio Valley Ga 25 40 Hazelwood OH Co 42 flttsburun Traction 19 At the first call 10 shares of M. & M. National Bank'sold at 61, 20 shares of Wheeling Gas at 2 35 shares of Switch and Signal at 21, 15 at 20,25 Electric at 65,115 at 56, 50 at 56V, 10 at 68 and 100 shares of Central Traction at 24. in the afternoon 200 shares of Westinghouse Electric sold at 5 100 at 5 100 at 56, and 60 Philadelphia Gas at 37. The total sales of stocks at New Ynrl.- . -ierday were 817,143 shares, Including: Atchison, 20,680: Erie, 8,600; Lake Shore, 12.S0O; Louisville and Nashville, 8.000; Missouri Pacific, 17,800; Northwestern, 26,500; Northern Pacific pre ferred. 10,700: Oregon Transcontinental, 9,600; Reading, 44,000; Richmond and West Point. 10,700: St. Paul, 28.700; Union Pacific, 14,800: Western Union, 7,800. MONET IN DEMAND. Improvement In the Sllcailon at the Bnnks The Borrower Abroad. There was an Improvement in the borrowing demand for money at most of the local banks yesterday. Discount bills were easy at 56 per cent. Counter business was also more active than for some time. The Clearing House re port indicated a fair business, as the exchanges amounted to $1,654,062 73 and the balances to $390,641 19. Money on call at New York yesterday was easy at 22K P ent; last loan, 24 per cent; closed offered at 24 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 4i&ei. htcrXiaf exchange doll but steady at 54 t5J for Kkiays, and 14 8S for de mand. Government Bonds. Closing quotations In New York furnished The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood street. Local dealers charge a commission of an eighth on small lots: TJ.S.4HS. reg lWJSOlOSX U. S. 4ds. coups 1077s1032 U. 8. 4s. rep IMVaiM U. . 45,1107, COUPS... 129i130 Currency, Spereent. 1835 reg 13) Currency, Spereent. !896reg. 123 Currency, fl per cent, 1897 reg 126 Currency, Bperceut, 1898 reg 12s Currency, 6percent, 1839 reir. mu bales coupon 4s: SS, 000 at 129 and 118, 000 at 1283f . NEVT Yobk Bank clearings, $109,160,491; balances, $5,170,529. Boston Bank clearings, $12,687,652; balances. $1,623,061. Money 2K3 per cent. Pnn,Ai)KLPHrA Bank clearings, $9,845,647: balances, $1,231,449. ..! BAirniORE Bank clearings, $1,712,249; bal ances. $318,450. Chicago Clearings, $10,231,000. St. Loots Clearings, $2,855,633; balances, $484,124. ANOTHER BOAREOR0W. (Hi' Bought la New York Held Oat of tbe market. Good buying caused a firmer feeling at the opening of the oil market yesterday. But this didn't last long, and the downward march was resumed. The initial quotation was OOKc. The market then weakened, and sold at 90c. Once during the day sales were made at 90c The market held between WMo and 89c nearly all day, rallying a little late in the afternoon and closing with a rather soft feeling at 89Jc, with good prospects for a lower level of jirlces to ay. Most of the buying was ln!ewYork, where large blocks are said to be held out of the market. What will be done with it is what brokers would like to know. One of them said: "I look for some of the severest tall twisting before long that has ever been known to the trade." A B.McGrew quotes puts 89; calls. 90K. The following taole, corrected uy He Witt ilil worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth avenne and Wood street, flluburg, shows the order of fluctuations, etc: Time. Did. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask. Opened WX 8M 12:45 r. H.... 8SW 89J lOllSA. M.... 8V 90 1:00 P. M... 89X gr 10:30a. M.... 83K 90 1:15 P. X.... 89X 90 10S45A. M 89 80S 1:30P. J.... 88, 90 H:0OA. it.... 89S 89 l:45r. X.... 8SJ 90 11:15a. X.... 89Xr tOi 3:00 P. x.... 88 90 MIMA. X.... 90 H fcliP. X.... S3 90 11:45A. X.... 89? 90 1.30 P. X.. 89V 893 12:O0M 90 tax 2:tfr. X.... -S9 90 12:15 F. X.... 90 90H Closed ....... tWa .... 13:33 P. X.... 90 90)j Opened. 90Hc: highest, 90Mo: lowest. 85Jc: closed, 89u Barrels. IMUy runs '. 52.271 Average runs.. ....... ......., ... 43,993 .Dally sntnmenu.i .- W.l Average shipments 72,200 liailv charters - 63,825 Aversneharters., , ...- 51,891 Clearances M,u J,M4,000 New York closed at 837, c OH City closed at 89Sc Jsradrora eloiea at Wis. New Vorx. refined, Ic. London, refined, 5 U-Ud. Antwerp, reflnedvisxr. Other Oil Markets. On, CITT. March 15. National transit cer tificates opened at DOc; highest, 90Vc; lowest, 9Jc; closed, 89Kc Bradfokd. March 15. National transit cer tificates opened at 90c; closed at 89c; highest, SOe: lowest, 89&C. TrrrsvrxxE, March 15. National transit cer tificates opened at 90c: highest, SKio: lowest, 89c: dosed, S9&C. New York. March 15. Petroleum opened steady at 90c, and after a decline to 89c and an advance to 90c. became weak again and declined to 89?c, closing steady at 89c. Sales, 890,000 barrels. LANDS AND HOUSES. Heal Eitnte Dealers and Agents Report a S Good. Demand for Both. W. A.Herron& Sons sold another Forbes street atfd "Coltart Square" house, bel-i; No. 8428 Forbes street, lot 216x150 feet, with an ele gant three-story brick dwelling. This makes five of the eight bouses in this plan fronting Forbes street sold this season. Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church two lots on Amanda street, Brashton, each 25x 124 feet to an alley, for $800. They also report the closing of the sale of a large down-town business lot for $50,000, particulars of which cannot be given at present. C. Beringer Sc Son, 103 Fourth avenue, sold to Mrs. Caroline Gold, for J. A. Eckert, a house of six rooms, with four lots 20x100 feet each, in the Eleventh ward of Allegheny, for $3,900 cash. They also placed a mortgage on Sharps burg property for $4,000 at 6 per cent Mellon Bros, sold to George T. Dennlston a lot fronting 63 feet on Ben Venue avenue and 50 feet on Mariepoe avenue, in Ben Venue Place, for $L200. This lot adjoins Mr. Dennis ton's residence. James W. Drape & Co. placed a mortgage of $50,000 on an extensive property near Columbus, O., at special rates. They also placed a mortgage of $4,000 on a farm near McKees port at 6 per cent; also,-two mortgages of $3,500 on a property In the Fourth ward, city, and Mifflin township at 6 per cent: also, a mortgage of $3,500 on three housns and lots on Albert street Thirty-second ward, city, at 6 per cent They also sold a bouse and lot in the city, near Fulton street at $5,000; also, a farm of 60 acres in McCandless township, near Perrys vllle, at $5,000; also, a house and lot in Second ward, Allegheny, near tbe parks (particulars of which are withheld for the present) at $10,500. They also sold the property No. 105 Liberty street, Allegheny, a brick, dwelling of nine rooms, with lot 23x80 feet for $8,600 cash. Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold for Tattersall .Ingham to Anthony Schlllo a fine two-story and mansard briok residence, on southeast corner of Penn avenue and Fortieth street Lawrencevllle, with lot about 35x100 feet, for $11,500. Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue, sold tbe nroperty No. 621 Fifth avenne. consist ing of a one-story brick business building and lot 22x90, for $3,500. - L M. Pennock & Son sold a mortgage for $8,000, five years, on city property, at 6 3-10 per ceut DEPBESSIM INFLUENCES Came a Slump In Slocks The Declines Heavy and Uniform Everything Lower at the Close Railroad Bonds Quiet. New York, March 15. The stock market was weaker than It has been for some time to-day, but the amount of business done will compare favorably with any previous day this year. All the influences at work upon tho market seemed to be of a depressing nature, though the engagement of over $1,000,000 for export was probably the most important There was an uneasy feeling reported at Paris, and this was reflected in the London market and American securities on tbe other side were all lower with considerable selling to liquidate. The ultimate destination of the gold is un known, bnt the low state of the surplus reserve at present gave rise to apprehensions of the future scarcity of money, especially if the out go of gold should be continued. Tbe squeeze in St Paul did not seem to have any further effect upon the general list and although the stock loaned at 1-16 per day for use, there was plenty of stock for sale, and after opening down nearly a point it sagged off and to-night is materially lower. The pressure to-day reached all portions of tbe list and out side of the Grangers there was more selling than at any previous time this year, and the declines on an unusually large business are heavy and uniform, and the number of stocks dealt In was remarkable. There was a renewal of the reports of rate cutting in the West and tbe alleged accusation of Judge Cooleythattbe trunk lines were shading on their export rates was used with much effect against the general list All tbe Grangers were weak,but Rock Island and Burlington and Qulncy reached lower figures than have heretofore been attained, and a raid was made upon Missouri Pacific in the afternoon which made it one of the weakest' stocks on tbe list The other Gould shares sympathized and Manhattan especially yielded very readily. Pullman led tbe specialties, and of those shares Memphis and Charleston was the only one showing any strength, and that has not been traded in for a long time. San Francisco preferred became the feature just before tbe close and dropped rapidly. Tbe lowest prices were generally reached after 1 P. If., but the rally from the lowest points was insignificant and the market finally closed fairly active and heavy to weak at or near tbe lowest figures of the day, Everything without exception is lower. Pullman lost 3; ; per cent 'aciflc and cy and St Paul. 1: Atchison, lJi; New England, 1 Pacific Mail, l per cent, and some oi tin specialties larger amounts. Railroad bondsxrere quiet, and In some por tions of the list sympathized with the depres sion lnjsbareg, giving, an unsettled tone to the market Some marked movements were made, while most issues were dull and almost un changed. The weakness in the Kansas and Texas issues was a feature, bnt beyond, that the trading calls Tor little comment Tbe sales reached only $1,124,000. The declines include Kansas and Texas 6s 1, at 51; tbe 7s, 2 at 57, and Ohio and Mississippi seconds 2, at 117. The advances were Beech Creek firsts 2, to The following table shows the prices of active stocks .on the New York Stock Exchange. Corrected dallj for The Dispatch by Whit ney & Stephenson, members of New York Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenne: Open in ir. Hlgh- Low est est Am. Cotton Oil S5K Atch.. Top. Jt-S. F.... : Canadian i'acific 48 49 1iH 92ft ia" 93H eis 97M 31 91)4 lOUi Canada Southern 52. Central ofNcw Jersey. 93! Central racinc Chesapeake A Ohio ... 16U C . Knr. & Qulncy..... KK O., Mil. a St. Paul.... 02 C MU.&St. P.. pf.... 98 C, BockL P 94 (i, St. P.. 41. & 0 31 c, st. p,m. A o., pr. 9t (3. & Northwestern. ...105W C4 Northwestern, pf. .... CO. C&I 69K Col. Coal & Iron 317, Col. A- Hocklnn Val .. 24 Dei., I,, t W ...I37ii Oel. & Hudson 131 Denver ft KloO Denver A KioU., pr... J3V E.T., V.AUa... B4 E. T.iVa. 4 Ga.. lstpf.. E. T.. Va. & Ga. 2d pf. 21 H Illinois Central 109 Lake Erie A Western.. 17 Lake ErleA West pr.. UK Lake Sh ore Jk M. 8 101 LoslivUle A Nashville. BH Michigan Central toh Mobile A Ohio Mo.. H. ATexas . MlMOttrt Pacific........ 'OH . Y.. L. K. A W 27 K, Y., L. . A W.pref ST K. ., C. AHtL .1..- 24 137S 109 100M 12)2 N.r., a ft 8t L. pf. 3.Y., C. A8tL.2dpf N. Y A N. B 4iM 44 K. Y.. O. ft W Wi 18) Norfolk A Western Norfolk ft Western, pf 43K 49H Northern Pacific 23)i 2SH Northern Pacific pref. 69)f 69JJ Ohio A Mississippi... . 21 21 Oregon Improvement 5K 81 Si Orenon Transcon X2H 32K Pacific Mall KM S6)j Pco. Dec ft Kvans..... 24 24 Philadel. A Headline.. 43f , 44 Pullman Palace Car. ..192 192 Richmond A W. P. T.. 25 J5X Richmond A W.P.T.pf 7 79 bt. Paul A Dntnth 35 35 St. vanl A Dnlntb pt.. 88 88 St P., Minn. A Man... 99 99 St L. ft San Fran St L. A San Fran pf.. 60- 60), St. L. A San IT.lst pf. .... Texas Pacllle 18 19 UnlonPaclflc 63 tan Wabash I3H I3X Wabash preferred 25)i 251 Western Onion 852 MK Wheeling A L..K 63 aA BOSTON STOCKS Continue In Their Unfavorable Condition, With Copper Still Wenk. Boston, March 15. Call loans, 3&5 per cent Time paper firmer at 46 per cent Gov ernment bonds quiet at 107?i108H f or 4s, and 1280129 for 4s, with 6s ranging from 120 13 Sterling exchange strong at $4 89 for sight, $4 88 for 60 days and $4 84 for commer cial bills. The depressed condition of Wall street this morning, due to shipments of specie and to fears of trouble abroad and of higher money, had an unfavorable influence upon the local stock market and resulted in lower quota tions. Coppers, as usual of late, furnished their own causes for weakness. Atch. AToo..lst7s. 115 A.&T. LandGr't7s.l09J( Atch. ATop. It K... 49 Boston A Albany.. .214 Boston A Maine. ....18854 &. B.AQ. 99), Clnn. san. A acre. 24)6 Kastern R. a 82 Eastern R. It 8s lis Flint Pereal 27 FuntArereM. nrd. 95 K.C.stJ.ftC.B. 75.123 Little K. ft Pt 8. 7s. 107 Mexican Cen. com.. 13V OKd.AL.Cham.com. S Old coionr 172 Rutland preferred.. 37 Wls.Centrat.com... 15)4 UloueiM'gCo.(new) 1)2 Calumet A Hecla....220 Catalpa 17 Franklin 12 Osceola 12 X Qnlncr 50 HeU -telephone 225! Boston Land 7 Water Power 6 Tamarack. 128 J. Y. tJievKu... 43)$ Ban Diego 25)4 -1. 1.SABVJUIK VS.UJ 0IL AS FUEL Testa Show That It Is Cheaper and Better Than Con!. At the convention of the National Electric Light Association, M. J. Francisco took up the subject of the use of oil as a fuel. He stated that during the past few months the following facts hare been gleaned from an extensive cor respondence on this subject with parties who are using liquid fuel. The Boston and Albany Railroad Company, after a careful test made In their shops by a Lehigh University professor, say that the cost of fuel Is about the same. Though they purchase their coal in large quan tities at onetime and secure low mes, they prefer liquid fuel, because it Is clean and re quires no firemen, and gives a better supply of Bteam. Day, Cordage & Co., of Boston, claim that with Cumberland coal at $4 60 per ton and liquid fuel at $1 15 per barrel, they save 15 cents per 100 horse-power per hour, and the oil is preferable. The Fairbanks Scale Company, of Vermont report that they find it a great saving over coal, while the boilers are heated evenly tbe entire length; also that the insur ance companies have not increased their rates. T. P. Brown, manager of the Toledo, Columbus and Southern Railway, reports a saving of 33 per cent of tbe price of coal by using liquid fuel; also that two carrels of oil equal one ton of soft coal, while manufacturers on this road find it only costs one-half as mnch as coal for their stationary boilers. Money In Florida Oranges. Florida orange growers predict that In a few years the Btates of Florida, Louisiana and Cali fornia will be able to supply the entire demand for this delicious fruit The pecuniary motive for engaging in orange culture Is sufficiently strong, as appears from the fact that while an acre devoted to the culture of cotton will pro duce a crop worth $50, a well-established orange grove will yield $300 an acre at the low price of $1 a boi George R. Fairbanks, President of the Florida Fruit Exchange, in an address be fore the American Pomologlcal Convention, re cently held at Ocala, said: "When we realize that more than one-fiftieth of the orange trees in Florida are bearing, we are amazed at the possible and probable future development of this industry." The present total domestic pro duction is about 4,000.000 boxes, of which Cali fornia and Louisiana furnish about one-quarter, and the imports from abroad amount to about 3,000,000 boxes in addition. Philadelphia Stocks. Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. Mo. 57 Fourth avenne. Members Mew York Stock Ex change. Bid. Asked. Pennsylvania Kallroad 546 Hi Reading Railroad 21 3-18 21 Huflalo, Plttsbnrg and Western 11)5 Lehigh Valley 53 Lehigh .Navigation H7i KM Allegheny Valley bonds 111k .... Northern Pacific 23)2 "25H Northern Pacific preferred 59 59)2 Plltibnrg Capital In Philadelphia. . An oil refining and shipping depot In connec tion with a new steamship line to Antwerp is being prepared in Philadelphia in anticipation of an extensive foreign trade. Wm. L. Elklns, of that city, is President backed by capitalists in Pittsburg who have at command $1,000,000 for immediate use. There will be four piers 630 feet long and a double-decked shed of al most equal length. Dllnlng Stock. New Yoke, March 15. Mining quotations closed: Amador. 100; Bodle, 130: Caledonia B H, 300; Consolidated California and Virginia, 825; Deadwood T, 150; Eureka Consolidated, 200; EI Cristo, 115; Halo iNorcross, STOrHorn Silver, 105: Iron Silver. 835; Mexican, 880; Mutual, 140; Navajo, 105; Ophlr, 687: Plymouth, 1200; Quicksilver, 600; Standard, 100: Silver Cord, 100; Sullivan, 14& Drygooda market. New Yoek. March 15. The jobbing trade in drygoods continued active, but without excite ment or new features, except that attending a large drive made by H. B. Claflln fc Co. in Glen wood seersuckers at 5c, the price of which with agents was 7c. Prints were mora active with jobbers, bnt in moderate demand from agents. Tbe latter are sellingnothing to arrive because of the Fall River strike, but goods in stock are without change in prices thongh the feeling in some instances is firmer. The de mand for staple cottons continues moderate, but is better than a little while ago. Fancy cottons are in good request metal Olarkor. New Yoek Pig iron steady. Copperirregn lar and nominal; lake, March, $lo 50. Lead firmer with fair demand; domestic, $3 75. Tin dull and steady; straits, $21 40. Fig Tin Steady market, but demand moder ate. Straits, Sl 12s. 6d, for spot; futures (three months) 95 7s. 6d. Copper This mar ket Is weak, with considerable pressure to sell. During the recent break Chill bars spot sold as low as 48, future delivery 48. The situation is still precarious. Chili bars are now quoted at 50 0s. Od. for spor, 43 for future delivery. Best selected English 60. Lead Barely steady marker, trade moderate. Spanish quoted at 12 17s. 6d. Spelter This market held barely steady on a moderate demand. Ordinary Silesian quoted at 17 12s. 6cl. Tin Plate The demand has increased and prices are firmer. PROMINENT GUESTS. The Biennial Sessions of the Soyal Arennnm to be Held In This City An Event to be Itlndo memorable The biennial meeting of the Grand Coun cil of the Bovul Arcanum will he held in this city on next Tuesday and Wednesday. The business sessions of the conncil will be held in Lafayette Hall, commencing on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Three rep resentatives to the Supreme Conncil, which will meet in Atlantic City next Jane, will be chosen. Vice Regent Joseph Langfitt, of this city, will be chosen Grand Regent. The Seventh Avenue Hotel willibe the headquarters of the visiting delegates. About 200 representatives will be in at tendance. On Tuesday evening an open meeting will be held "in Old City Hull: Toerge's Orchestra the Alpine Quartet, Miss Inez McCusker, soloist, and Miss Lillian Burkhart will take part in the programme. Addresses will be made by Supreme Regent S. N. Lindsley, of TJtica, M. Y.; Past Supreme-Regent A. O. Tripp, of Baltimore; Colonel Chill Hazzard and Joseph Lang fitt, Esq. A banquet will be held in the Seventh Avenue Hotel on Wednesday evening. J. J. Miller, Esq., is to be toast master. Responses will be made by Jndge Collier, William E. Pord, Colonel Trippe, Mr. S.N. Lindsley, Grand Eegent H. K. Lathey, of Philadelphia, and C. J. Kinzler. At the Wednesday morning session the Past Degree Corps will exemplify the cere monial work' of the order. DOMESTIC MABEETS. Not a Good Friday, in the View of Produce Commission Hen. NEW STUFF DISPLACING TBE OLD. Cereal Markets Eeyive Kot, Shell Corn Scarce aniPirm. FLOUR SETTLING TO A LOWER LETEL Omox or TffEPrrrsBTjRa Dispatch, ( Fbidat, March 15, 18S9. I Country Produce Jobbing Prices. Fruit and vegetables are. If anything; slower than at any time since the ingathering of fruits and crops. Old potatoes, onions and cabbage are very poor stock, and grow poorer as the season approaches its goal. Already new stuff begins to show np from the sunny Sonth and the old must soon take a back seat. The de mand for eggs Is good, but prices do not ad vance. Country and creamery butter sell read ily, but there are no signs of a rise. New maple syrup la n&t as active as it was on its first ap pearance, and prices show drooping tendencies. To-day has not been a good Friday to produce commission men, if we take their general views of tbe trade situation. BtrrrKn Creamery.Elrin, 3031Mc; Ohio do, 2628c: fresh dairy packed, 2023cj country rolls. 2023c; Cbartlers Creamery Co. butter, 3l32c Beans Choice medium, $2 002 10: choice peas, 32 052 15. Beeswax 2325e 91 & forcholce; low grade, 13c. Cider Sand refined. $6 5007 60; common, $3 604 00; crab cider. $3 008 0 $ barrel; cider vinegar, 1012o ft gallon. Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall make, 1213c: Limbnrger, like; domestic Sweitzer cheese, llK12Kc Dried Peas tl 451 60 fl bushel; split do, 2?i3ic W ft. Eaos loc fl dozen for strictly fresh. Fruits Apples, tl 5002 00 fl barrel; evap orated raspberries. 25c fl ft; cranberries, $8 00 ft barrel; 2 402 60 per bushel. Feathebs Extra live ceese, 6060c; No. 1 do.. 40615c; mixed lots, 3035c fl ft. Homint S2 652 75 fl barrel. Honet New crop, 1617c: buckwheat, 13 15c Potatoes Potatoes, 8540c fl bnshel; J2 50 2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 60 for Jer- Poultry Live chickens, 6575c fi pair: dressed chickens, 1315c fl pound; turkeys, 13 15c, dressed, flpound; ducks, live, 80085c fl pair; dressed, ligHc f) pound; geese, 1015c per pound. Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, S6 fl bushel; clover, large English. 62 fts, 88 25; clover, Alslke, SS 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo thy, choice, 45 fts, tl 85: bine grass, extra clean, 14 fts, tl 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, tl 20: orchard grass, 14 fts, (2 00-, red top, 14 fts, tl 00: millet, SOfts, tl 25; German m'llet, 60 fts, 52 00; Hungarian grass. 43 fts, S2 00: lawn grass, mix? ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft. Taixow Country, 4J5c; city rendered, 65Xc Tropical Feutts Lemons, fancy, $3 00 3 60 fl box; common lemons, S3 75 ft box; Mes sina oranges, 13 603 50 fl box; Florida o ranees. S3 &04 50 fl box: Valencia oranges, fancy, $8 60 7 50 fl case: Malaga grapes, 9 0010 CO ft per keg; bananas, J2 00 firsts: SI 60, good seconds, fl bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 fl hundred: new figs, 1214c fl pound; dates, 5 6Kc fl pound. m Vegetables Celery. 4050c doz. bunches: cabbages, S3 0064 00 fl 100; onions, SOc fl busbel; Spanish onions, 7590c fl crate; turnips, 30 40c fl bushel. Groceries. Gbeeh Coptee Fancy Rio, 2122c; choice Rio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c; old Government Java, 27o; Maracaibo, 22023c; Mocha. 3031c; Santos,!1922c: Caracas coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2022c; La guayra, 2122c Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c; high grades, 2628c; old Government Java, bulk, 32)S3Jc; Maracaibo, Z7K2Sc;Santos, 2324c; peaberry, 27c: peaberry Santos, 2221c; choice Rio, 25c; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio, 22Kc: ordinary, 214a Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c; cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7080c Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c; Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, 8Kc: water white, lOKc; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; camadine, UKc; royaline, lie Sybtps Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar syrup, S338c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strict ly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup, $11 10. N. o. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 48c; me dium, 45c: mixed, 4042c. Soda Bl-carb fn kegs. 3X4c; bi-carb in Jfs, 5c: bi-carb, assorted packages. 5J6c: sal soda in kegs, 13c; do granulated, 2c. Candles Star, full wcizht, 10Kc; stearine, per set, 8Kc; paraffin e, ll12c. Rice Head, Carolina, 77c: choice, 6J 7c: prime, 5K6Uc: Louisiana, BQ6Kc. STARCH Pearl, 8c; cornstarch, 5x7c; gloss starch. 5Ji7c Fobbob Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon don layers. S3 10; California London layers, S2 SO; Muscatels, S3 25: California Muscatels; 51 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia, ?i7Kc; sultana, 8J5cj currants, new, 4J85c; urkey prunes, new,4J5c; French prunes, 83i13c: Salonlca prunes, In 2ft packages, 8c: cocoanuts, per 100, S8 00: almonds, Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12i15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12 lec; new dates, 5X6o; Brazil nuts. 10c; pecans, 11015c: citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon peel, per ft, S1314c; orange peek 12c Dried Fbuits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c; apples, evaporated, 666c; apricots, Califor nia, evaporated, 16ltic; peaches, evaporated, pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated, unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c: cherries, unpitted, 5Sc; raspberries, evapor ated. 2124c; blackberries, 78c; huckle berries, 1012C Suoars Cubes, 7c: powdered. 3c; granu lated, 7J7J$c: confectioners A, 7c; standard A.63ic: solt whites, 6JJGKc: yellow, choice, BoJc; yellow, good, t6c; yellow, fair, 6c; yellow, dark, ojic. Picexes Medium, bbls. (L200), S4 75; me diums, half bbls (GOO), S2 85. Salt-No. 1 fl bbL 95c: No. 1 ex, ft bbL SI 05: dairy, fl bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, W bbl, SI 20; HigghVs Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 80; Hlggin's Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 CO. Canned Goods Standard peac-nes, SI 30 1 S0;2ds, tl 301 So: extra peaches, tl 601 90; pie peaches, 90c: finest com. tl 001 60; Hfd. Co. corn, 70600c; red cherries, 90cSl 00; lima beans, tl 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75 85c; marrowfat peas, SI 101 15: soaked peas, 7075c; pineapples, tl 401 60; Bahama do, 52 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, SI 25; egg plums, S2 00; California pears. $2 50; do greengages, $2 00; do egg plums. S2 00; extra white cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2&S, 90c; raspberries tl 15Q1 40; strawberries, SI 10: gooseberries SI 2001 30: tomatoes, 8292c; salmon, 1-ft, SI 752 TO; blackberries, 80c; uc cotasb, 2ft cans, soaked, 90c; do greeo, 2&s, tl 251 60; corn beef, 2-ft cans ft 75; 14-Jb cans, tl3 59: baked beans, tl 401 45; lobster, 1 ft, tl 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans broiled, tl 60; sardines, domestic, s 4 154 60; sardines domestic KS t8 258 50; sardines imported, Ks Sll S012 50; sardines Imported, K". S18 00; sardines mustard, S4 00; sardines spiced, S4 25. FISH Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S36 fl bbL: extra No. t do, mess HO: extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, $32: extraNo. Ida messed, S38; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole pollock, 4c fl ft.; do medium George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do George's cod In blocks 67Kc. Herring Hound shore, $5 00 fl bbl.; split, S7 CO: lake S2 60 fl 100-&. half bbl. White fish, S7 ffl 100-ft. half bbl. Lake trout, So 50 fl halt bbL Finnan hadders 10c ft ft. Icelanu halibut. 13c ft ft. Bucktwheat Flour 22J ft ft. Oatm eal SG 3006 60 t bbL Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c. Grain, Flour and Feed. Total receipts as bulletined at tbe Grain Ex change, 44 cars By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago, 11 cars of hay, 6 of flour, 2 of barley. 1 of shorts. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis 3 cars of hay, 4 of corn, 1 of oats By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of oats, 3 of flour, 4 of rye, 1 of bay. By Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of hav, 1 of flour. Sales on call: Onecar sample oats, 29c. spot,P. AW,;lcar No. 2 -prairie hay, $8 25, 5 days P., C. & St L. Sbeltt corn is the most active factor of .cereal mar kets In this line only demand exceeds supply. The highest bid for No. 2 red wheat to-day was SI 03. Flour Is easy, with situation in favor of buyers While prices have declined 25c all along the line within a day or two, the cash customer might find holders still ready to shade a little ratner than miss a sale. Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, SI 03 10i:No.3red,9195c Corn No. 2 y-llow.ear,40K!S41c; high mixed ear,39V40c;-No.'l yellow, shelled, 3s39c; No. 2 xellow, shelled, 37K38c; bleh mixed, shelled. S637c; mixed, shelled, 3536c . Oats No. 2 white, 32V33c; extra. No, 3.81 31Kc; No. Sorbite, 80dOKc: No. 2 mixed, 23 29c RYE No. 1 Western, 7075c; No. 2, 5556c Barley No. 1 Canada, 959Sc: No. 2 Cana da. 85b8c: No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore, 7880c ' Flour Jobbing prices winter patents 46 25 b 50; spring ptenU,S650tl 75: fancy straight, winter and spring, S5 0876; clear winter, S5 0005 25; BtraightXXXX bakers', 755 00. Rye flour, H 00. Millpeed Middlings fine whits 18 009 20 00 ft ton: brown middlings tl4 60015 00; winter wheat bran, $14 75815 26: chop feed, $15 0018 00. Hay Baled timothy, choice, $15 00A15 26; No.1 do, $1 26U 56; No.' 3 do, $13 0013 09; loose from wagon. $18 00320 60: No. 1 upland Srairie. $10 00010 25; No. 2, $8 0008,60; packing o. $6 6007 00. Straw Oats 18 0008 25; wheat and ryo straw,$7 0007 25. Provisions. Tbe downward drift of hogs has come to a stand. Receipts at Chicago to-day were 20,000 head, and prices advanced 5c Sugar-cured hams large, 10c; sugar-cured hams medium, 10c; sugar-cured hams, small, lie: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar cured shoulders &c: sugar-cured boneless shoulders 9?c; sugar-cured California hams 8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats 8c: sugar cured dried beef sets 9c:sogar-cured dried beet rounds, lie; bacon shoulders 7c: bacon clear sides 8c; bacon clear bellies. 8c; dry salt shoulders 6r; dry salt clear sides 7$c. Mess pork, heavy, $14 00: mess pork, family, $14 50. Lard Refined in tierces, 7c; half barrels 7ct 60-ft tnbs7c: 20 ft pails 7c: 60-ft tin cans 7kc;8-ft tin palls 7c; 5-fttin palls 7c;10-lb tin palls 7Kc Smoked sausage, long, 6c; large, 5c Fresh pork links 9c Pigs feet, half barrel, $3 75; quarter barrel. $1 75. Dressed Blent. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to 650 fts 6c; 650 to 650 fts 6c: 650 to 750 fts Kie. Sheep, 7c ft ft. Lambs 8c ft ft. Hogs e&c Wool Markets. New York "Wool weak and quiet; doraestlo fleece, 3238c; pulled, 23039c; Texasl5027c ' St. Louis Wool dull and nominally un changed: unwashed, bright medium. 18026c; coarse braid, ll21c; low sandy, 1017c: Una light. 1622c; flue heavy, 1218c; tub washed, 22Z7c Philadelphia Wool quiet and prices un changed. Boston Manufacturers have shown mora disposition to operate in wool during the past few days and the sales for the week foot up 2.462,000 pounds of all kinds Of this amount 637.000 pounds were domestic mostly Territory, scoured and pulled; line washed fleeces are in fair request, but the small supplies offering re strict .orders. On most kinds prices have favored buyers as holders are anxious to close out stocks. The sales inclnde X and XX ana above. Ohio fleeces at S235c; Michigan X at 3131Kc, and super and extra pulled at S040c. Territory wools sold on a basis of 6860c for fine. 5558c for fine medjum and 48S0cfor medium scoured. Nothing of consequence has been done in Texas or California, as tbeso wools are nearly all sold. The sales of foreign wool include 362.000 pounds of Australian at 35042c and 432,000 pounds of carpet on private terms. EfcESEa ia I am satisfied tuat Cancer is Hereditary in my family. My father died of it, a sister of my mother died of it, and my own sister died of it. My feelings may be imagined, then, when the horrible disease made its appearance on my side. It was a malignant Cancer, eating ir wardlv in such a way that it could not be cut out: Numerous remedies were used for it, but the Cancer grew steadily worse, until ltseemed that I was doomed to follow the others of the family. I took Swift's Specific, which, from the first day, forced out the poison and con tinued its use until I bad taken several bottles when I found myself well. 1 know that S.S.S. cured me. Mrs. S. M. Idol. Winston. N. C, Nov. 26, '88. Send for Book on Cancer and Blood Diseases The Swot Specific Co., Drawer 3. Atlanta, Ga. fel-7-TT3 WHOLESALE HOUSE. JOSEPH HORNE & CO., Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.f Importers' and Jobbers of s. Special offerings this week in SLTjKS, PLUSHES, DRESS GOODS, SATEENS, SEERSUCKER, GINGHAMS, PRTNTS, and OHEVIOTa For largest assortment and lowest prices call and see us t wholesaleTxclusively fe22-rS3-D THE FREEHOLD BANK, No. 410 Smithfield St. CAPITAL, . . - . S-200,000 00. DISCOUNTS DAILY. EDWARD HOUSE, Prest JAMES P. 8PEER. Vice Prest sel-k35-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier. czema,,Itchy, Sealr, Skin Tortures. SWAYNE'S OINTMENT Tbt simple spplle&tfoa f Swaym'b Onmmrr witlunt ur Internal medicine, win cure vtr cue of Tetter, Salt SWAYNE'S OINTMENT IMn Elnon.rito.lteh,Sore rtaple,Irrtplfcn SKIN DISEASES nommiurtLoirotntlutaarkmgiuiidinc. Sola by druggists, or icnt by ratil tor 50 cts. S Boxes, $1.15. Address. D. Bwsm Sox, rHUidd;U, Fs. Alt Joojdlxg!st fbcK. M' ONEY TO LOAN On mortgages on improved real estate in sums of 31,000 and upward. Applv at i ji.ua; an mh-34-T DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK. No. 124 Fourth avenue. BROKERS FINANCIAL. De WITT DIL WORTH, BROKER IN IPIETiROLIETriM: Oil bought and sold on margin. deJ7-21-DSU wmim & STEPHENS0X 67 FOURTH AVENUE. ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS rrfBOUGir MESSRS. DREXEL. MORGAN 4 CO, NEW YORK. PASSPORTS PROCURED. ao2S-x75 MEDICAL, DOCTOR WHITTIER 930 PENN AVKNDE. PITTSBURG. PA, As old residents know and back files of Pitts, burg papers prove, is the oldest established and most prominent physician in the city, devoting special attention to all chronic diseases. From rnsibleperson, NQ ptTg ya tirnwnllP and mental diseases, nhoini IvLnVUUO decay, nervous debility, lacS of energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem ory, disordered sight, self-distrust, bashfulneas, dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im poverished blood, failing powers, organic weak ness, dyspepsiaconstipation, consumption, un fitting the person for business,society and mar- ness, dyspepsia, consapauon, consumption, fitting the person for busineis,society and t riage, permanently, safely and privately en BCbOD AND SKIN &?& cured. In ill stages, ernntirm blotches, falling hair, bone pains, glandular swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system. TlRIWARY Wdney and bladder derange Unilinn I i ments, weak back. graveTca tarrhal discharges, inflammation and otae? painful symptoms receive searching treatment prompt relie f and reJ cures. Dr. whittler's life-long, extensive experience Insures scientific and reliable treatment on common-sense principles. Consultation free. Patients at a distance as .carefully treated as It beret Office hours 8A.K.to8p. m. Sunday, 10A.lttDlP. M. only. DR. WHITTIER, J4 Penn avenue, Pittsburg, Pa, ieS-6-DSuw MEN ONLY A posnrvK CUKE For LOST or railing MAN HOOD, N ervoos ness. AVeakness of Body A Mind, Lack or Strenirth, Vigor and De velopment, caused by Errors, Excesses, &c Book, 3IODK of Sklf-Tbiutmxst. and Proofs mailed (sealed) free. Address K1UE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, H. Y. deOS-o7-TTS&wk fc HARE'S REMEDY Tor men! Checks the worst cases in three) days, and cures in five days. Price SI 00. at J. FLEMING'S DRUGSTORE, ja5-29-TTSSu 412 Market street. IjWfllfA&VWKmS. 80W TO AST. .ra totVlrrmniOUiibooiBMlored. Pre- l fUr" k lnnred W(mSlomh Xsnelncf. --- p. luaMiiD aDbiuni suu m uinrLHjri&i uiuir J 8ealo4TntlMieatfrMaasUauloB. ' MMiTM cnjarsrtrutjvisik. delS -grrstrlt m WEAK! (ecu oTTOOftbina r- ill tan. earlr decay, lost lood-etc. l Tuiujua creuae xSe coasazsBvr hSIVtL ifltl 1 ftifl putlcalArB for feoxao care. PROF. r. o. FOWLSR, Moedus, Cerw. ; l-uoS-StDSuwk anrew.