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THE MARKET BASKET,
V Garden Staff ComiDg Within Beach
- of the Average Consumer.
FRESH CAUGHT FISH IN PLENTY.
Choice Country Butter in DemandPoul
try Very Scarce.
FLOEISTS AEB FORCED TO HUSTLE
Office of Pittsbttbg Dispatch, 1
Feidat. April 12, 18K9.
At frnit and TegetabU stalls everything
is reported cheaper than last -week, -with the
exception of sweet potatoes. Sonthern
strawberries come in freely, and are retailed at
25c to 35c per quart. Lettuce and asparagus
of the very best quality are coming to the front
in supply ample for all demands at prices low
er than last week. Tomatoes are scarce and
firm, but prices are unchanged.
Trade in the lines of new garden stuff has
been fair all the week, but there has been noth
ing akin to a boom. A leading dealer at Dia
mond market said: "We hare no reason to
complain of business this week. If the weather
prophet will only be kind to us on Saturday,
trade for the week will be all that we could
In the line of lake and ocean products trade
Is now at its best. Fresh caught fish from the
lakes begin to come in freely ai the ice is mov
ing out. Frozen fish are now virtually out of
the market for this season. The demand for
fresh more than keeps pace with the supply.
Another week brings us to Easter, and fish
dealers look for their best trade from now on
till a weeK or two after the close of the Lenten
fast. Said a leading dealer in this line: "Lent
s an aid to our trade at a time of the year
when It would otherwise be at its worst. The
truth is, however, that the fish trade is usually
best for a few weeks after Lent is past."
Batter Rather Scarce.
Choice country butter is scarce and firm, for
the reason that cows have left hay and fodder
and grass is too short to furnish the required
allowance. The season is between hay and
grass, and the fact shows itself In dairy pro
ducts. Eggs should be bought at two dozen for a
quarter, according to jobbing rates. A country
man who visits our markets weekly reports,
however, that he had no difficulty selling his
egg stock at 13c to grocers.
Poultry was seldom scarcer at this season
than it is now. A peddler from Clinton reports
that this week is the first time in five years
that he has brought no poultry to market, and
for the good and sufficient reason that there
was none on his beat for sale.
Florists report improvement in their line of
trade. The season for flower and vegetable
seeds and trees is now at its height. A leading
florist reports that demands on his products,
especially for fruit trees, are so strong that all
bands are hustling. Everybody at this time of
the year wants fruit trees right away. This
condition of things will continue up to May.
Following are the latest retail prices for
Saturday's market basket material, as gath
ered from dealers:
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,
from 18 to 20c; standing rib roast, 15 to 20c;
chuck roast. 10 to 12c; best round steaks, 15c;
boiling beef, 5 to 8c: sweet breads, 25c per
pair: oeef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, 5c a
pound: calf livers. 25c 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 to
15c: bind quarters, 15 to 20c A leg of mut
ton, bind quarter, of prime quality, brings
12c;fore quarter, 8c; loin of mutton; 15c
Vegetables and Frnit.
Jersey sweet potatoes, 35c a half peck;
potatoes, 15c a half peck; celery, 10 to 15c a
bunch; new Bermuda potatoes, S5c per Ji
peck; new Bermuda onions, 25o per quart;
tomatoes, 40c per quart box; cabbage, 5
to 10c; apples, 15c to 20c per half peck;
bananas, "la to 25c a dozen: lemons. 20 to
25c per dozen: oranges, 25040c: onions, 20c a
half peck: spinach, 20c per half peck; lettuce, 7c
pcrbunch,4 tor 25c;radishes,7c per bunch; cran
berries, 15c per quart: cucumbers, 15 to 25c a
piece; mushrooms, SI a pound; asparagus, 15c a
bunch, 2 for 25c; new beets, 15c a bunch; straw
berries, 25c to 35c
Baiter, Egg and Poultry.
Choice creamery butter, S5c Good country
butter, 25c Fancy pound rolls, 40c
The ruling retail price for eggs is 15c, or 2
dozen for 25c
The range for dressed chickens is $125 to
$150 per pair. Turkeys, 25c per pound. Spring
chickens $2 per pair.
Fish and Oysters.
Following are the articles in this line on
the stalls, with prices: Lake salmon, 12c; Cali
fornia salmon, 40c pound; white fish, 12c; her
ring, 4 pounds for 25c; Spanish mackerel, 45c
to 50c a pound; shad, 80c apiece; sea salmon,
40c a pound: blue fish, 20c; perch. 10c;
halibut, 25c; rock bas&jSOc; black bass, 20c: lake
trout, 12c: lobsters. 25c; green sea turtle, 23c
Oysters: standard, II per gallon; select, tl 50
to SI 75; N. V. counts, SI 75 per gallon; snaps,
90c: shell oysters, 25c dozen; smelts, 20 to 25c
pound; clams, tl 25 gallon; scollops, 50c a
Li France roses, S3 00 per dozen; Bride
roses, S2 00 per dozen; Perles, $1 25 per dozen;
Nlphetos, SI 25 per dozen; Bennetts, $2 00
per dozen: Magna Cbarta roses, SI 00;
American Beauty, 50cSl 00 apiece; Mermets,
2 00 per dozen; lie Wattville, 2 00; carnations,
60 cents a dozen; Violets, $2 09 a hundred;
Lily of the 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 MARKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
Fkiday. April 12, 1689. J
Cattle Receipts, 1,620 head: shipments,
1,600 head; market weak and a shade lower.
Two cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts. 2.600 head: shipments. 2,100
head; market weak; Pbiladelphias, $5 10
5 16; pigs and Yorkers, $5 055 10. Seven cars
of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 2,400 bead: shipments, 1,800
head; market dull and 25c lower than Wednes
New YORg Beeves Receipts 263 carloads
Including 125 carloads for exnortation: the mar.
ket was anil and weak and closed heavy; com
mon to prime steers sold at S3 764 85 per 100
Bs; tops at $5 15; fat bulls anddry cows at SI 75
3 50. Exports to-dav and to-morrow include
2.395 cattle, 2,150 sheep and 3,730 quarters of
beef. Sheep Receipts, 9,200 head, with 20
carloads of export sheep beside to arrive late;
sheep fell off 25c per 100 Bs; yearlings about
steady: market closed dull and weak; sheep
sold at 85 150 12 perlOO s for unshorn and
at S4 255 12$ for clipped; yearling lambs at
6 407 50 unshorn, and S5 00g625 for clipped;
spring lambs at $4 006 00 each.Hogs Receipts
2.700 head; none offered alive; nominal value,
S5 00Q5 4a
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 600 head; ship
ments, 200 head: market strong; choice heavy
steers. $4 004 50: fair to good do, $3 '2084 00;
stockers and feeders, fair to good, S2 103 20;
rangers, corn-fed, 2 75423 70: grass-fed. S2 00
2 80. Hogs Receipts. 4,200 bead; shipments,
1,700 head; market easv; choice heavy and
butchers' selections, S4 60S4 70; packing, me
dium to prime, S4 454 60; light grades, or
dinary to best, $4 60ffi4 70. Sheep Receipts,
200 bead; shipments, none; market steady; fair
to choice, $3 004 90.
KANSAS Crrr Cattle Receipts. 3,398 head;
shipments. L152 head; medium steady to strong:
cows, stockers and feeding steers steady; mixed
to choice corn fed, $4 104 40; common to me
dium. S3 004 00; stockers and feeding steers,
S3 0OS24 35; cows. SI 75S 00. Hogs Receipts,
5,585 head; shipments. 2,731 head: market weak
and 5c lower; good to choice , 42$4 47H: com
mon to medium. S4 01 37. Sheep Receipts.
91S head: no shipments; market steady: good
to choice muttons, H 254 50; common to
medium, S2 604 00.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 10,000 head: ship
ments, 5.500 head: market strong at 10c decline;
beeves, 84 404 65: steers, S3 004 85 stockers
ana ieaers. S3 W&3 '", cuw - uu" " wulcu,
S2 0U3 40; Texas steers, S3 003 8a Hoes Re
ceipts. 14.000 head: shipments. 7,000 head; mar
ket strong and 5c higher; mixed and heavy,
604 80; light, S4 655 00: skip. S3 404 40.
Sheen Receipts; 5.000 head; shipments. 2,000
head; market steady; natives. S4 005 60: West
ern cornfed, S4 S05 50: lambs, S4 756 15.
Botfaxc Cattle Market weak and 1015c
lower; receipts. 1.200 bead through: 300 head
sale: good steers, S3 904 15. Sheep andlambs
weak and 25040c lower; receipts, 800 head
through; 10.000 head sale: good sheep, 90
5 00: good lambs, $5 756 25. Hogs Market
weak and 10c lower: receipts, 6,000 head
through: 3,500 head sale: mediums and Yorkers,
S4 905 05.
CutctHifATi Hogs In light demand and
owen common and light $4 0084 80: packing
butchers', H 6081 70. s
MABKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Active and Unsettled; With Slight
Chances In Prices The May Falnre
Manipulated Hoe Products"
Banc Aronnd Old Figures.
Chicago There was good trading In wheat
during most of the session to-day, principally
for July delivery. The feeling was somewhat
unsettled, and the course of the various fut
ures was somewhat Irregular. May, for In
stance, advanced 3c, broke off Sc and closed
lc higher than yesterday. Not much Interest
was manifest in May and little attention given
that month, consequently trading was light
Either buying or selling caused wide fluctua
tions. For J une prices advanced SJic declined
2Jc and closed about Jc higher than yesterday.
July opened K?sC lower, advanced Jcand
then for a while fluctuated with moderate
range until after 11 o'clock, when the market
broke off about 2iic reacted some and closed
lie lower than yesterday.
It was the opinion of traders that the May
future was bid un to affect the deferred
to sell. The shorts covered freely, and opera
tors, too, got loaded with long wheat which
came out again on the break and helped to In
crease the weakness. It was rumored also that
the wheat brought here yesterday for shipment
had been sold out again for May delivery.
Whether this Is so ornot, the rumor had its In
fluence on the market Rains were reported
throughout the Northwest, and this has made
sellers more confident
A fair business was transacted In corn early
in the session, after which the market became
quiet and inactive The feeling developed was
steady, opening sales being at yesterday's clos
ing prices, and under a fair local demand the
market advanced c The demand was soon
satisfied, however, and the market reacted to
inside figures, and corn quotations were about
the same as yesterday.
Oats were weak and lower. The openlngwas
at yesterdays'close to He lower, with a down
ward tendenc. Prices lor May declined lKc,
rallied slightly, but closed steady at nearly in
side figures. Fluctuations in June and July
were small and the feeling rather steady.
An unsettled feeling prevailed in hog pro
ducts and prices fluctuated frequently,withln a
small range At the opening the market was
stronger, owing to the steady hog market and
Increased orders to purchase on behalf of out
side parties. Prices were slightly advanced on
the leading articles. Rather free offerings,
however, caused a weaker feeling and prices
declined again, but soon rallied with fair buy
ing by local shorts. The upward tendency was
checked again, and prices receded, but toward
the close the feeling was steadier and prices
improved again slightly, the market closing at'
about medium figures.
The leading futures ranged as follows
WHKAT No. 2 May, 8&VS3K8&K8Sc;
June. SfrKS9XS687Vc: Jnly. 2Jias
81K68iaf c; year, 775S77&77H78Jic.
COBS No.2May.S4J34c; June, 3535c;
OATS No. 2 May, 2oj
MESS PORE, per
eil 4011 50: June. SU 57U6011
July, eil 72$11 7511 60&11 70.
Lard, per 100 As. May, $6 826 80; June,
S6 S2K66 87K6 826 85; July, 16 fc66 92K0
6 snob 9a
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. May. S5 921
Jnnc S5 976 005 97K8 00; July, S6 071
o uAO UWS'O US.
Cash quotations were as follows: Klour dull
but steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat,
86JS7c; No. 3 spring wheat. 767Sc; No. 2 red,
8fiJi87c No. 2 corn, Hiic No. 2 oats. 24c No.
2 rye 43c No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flax
seed. SI 54. Prime timothy seed. SI 301 35.
Mess pork, per barrel. Sll S011 55. Lard,
per 100 lbs.$8 806 82. Short ribs sides (loose),
$5 906 00. Dry salted shoulders (boxed).
So 37550. Short clear sides (boxed), S4 37
6 5a Suear TJnchanced. Receipts Flour.
8.000 barrels; wheat 22,000 bushels: com. 153,000
bushels; oats. 118,000 bushels: rye, 1,003 bush
els: barley, 14,000 bushels. Shipments Flonr,
12.000 bairels: wheat 10,000 bushels; corn.CS;
000 bnshels: oats. 224,000 bushels; rye, 5,000 bush
els; barley. 21,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was active; fancy creamerv, 2425c;
choice to fine. 2123c; fine dairy, 2123c; good
to choice, 1518cc Eggs weak at 910c
New York Flour dull, heavy andunsettled.
Wheat Spbt c lower and weak; options Q
fie lower, dull and weak. Barley quiet Bar
ley malt dull. Corn Spot qniet and stronger;
options VtiiMc lower, active and steady. Oats
Spot steady and quiet; options K6c lower
and weak. Hay quiet and steady. Coffee
Options steady: sales, 24.250 bags, including.
May, 16.7516.85c; June. 16.8516.90e: July,
17.0Oc: Augustl7.15c; September. 17.2517.30c;
October, 17.35c; December, 17.3517.40c; Jan
nary, 17.40c; February, 17.45c; spot
Rio steady; fair cargoes at 18c
Sugar Raw steady, fair refining. 6c; centrifu
gals, 96 test 67c; sales 10.000 tons beet
19s 6d, c i. f.; refined active, ic higher and
firm; C. 6Jc; extra C, 7ii7Kc; white, extra C,
7 7-lt7 9-16c; yellow, 66(;c;.ofT A, 7 9-16
7c; mould A, 8c: standard A, 8c; confec
tioners' A, 8c; cntloaf, 9c; crushed, 9jc; pow
dered, 8Jic; granulated, 8c; cubes, 6c
Molasses Foreign quiet; 606 test 27c; New
Orleans dull; open kettle, good to fancy, 28
42c Rice steady and qniet Cottonseed oil
steady. Tallow quiet; city, 4Jic; out of town,
good to choice, 45c Rosin quiet and steady.
Turpentine steady and quiet at 4950c Egcs
quiet and steady; western, J0lljic Pork
quiet Cut meats quiet: pickled bellies, 14
pounds average, 6?c; pickled, bams, 1010-c;
pickled shoulders, 5c Lard easier and quiet;
western steam, S7 17; city, S8 70; April. S7 15;
May. $7 1507 16, closing $7 15; June, S7 177 20,
closing $7 18: July, S7 20; August S7 217 25,
closing 17 24; September, $7 257 26, closing
$7 25. Butter Fresh firm and in good demand;
western dairy, 120200: do creamery, 1826c;
Elgins, 27Z5c Cheese quiet and steady;
St. Louis Flour dull and weak; auotably
unchanged. Wheat Cash, about lifeless; the
break at Chicago caused the local market to
decline rapidly, though somewhat firmer at
the close; No. 2 red, cab. S5S6c bid; Jane,
S3Jie84c closed at 83c bid; July, 76K78c
closed at TV&: Aueust, 7677c closed at
76Vc bid; year, 76?Q77c, closed at 76Mc Corn
dull and lower; No. 2 mixed, cash, 3oc; May,
305i30c: June, 81c, closed at 31c bid; July, 82
3232Kc, closed at 32c: August 33c,
closed at 83c bid; September, 31c closed at 34c
bid. Oats lower: No. 2, cash, 25c asked, 24c
bid; May, 25J25c closed at'25Mc asked.
Rye, No. 2, 42c bid. Barley slow; Iowa. 60c
Flaxseed, SI 45. Provisions dull.
Cikctnitati Flour heavr. Wheat neglect
ed: No. 2 red, 8587c; receipts, 2,000 bushels;
shipments, none Corn barely steady: No. 2
mixed, 35c Oats slightly stronger; No. 2 mixed,
272c Rye Arm but quiet: No, 2, 49c
Pork quiet at S12 50. Lard steady at S6 75.
Bulkmeats and bacon steady. Butter easier;
fancy Elgin creamery, 2627c: choice dairy
roll, 1618c Sugar strong and hither; bard
refined, 89c; New Orleans, 5g6c Eggs
barely steady. Cheese easier. i
Phtlabklphia Flour weak and unsettled.
Wheat dull, and option prices were wholly
nominal: carlots firm. Corn Options opened a
shade firmer, but the improvement was sub
sequently lost; carlots for local trade ruled
steady, with a moderate demand. Oats Car
lots dull and weak; futures dull and weak.
Butter Pennsylvania creamery extra, 27c; do
prints, 29c .Eggs weak: Pennsylvania firsts,
MnATAUKKE Flour scarce Wheat firm;
cash, 8080W;c: JIav. 80S0 July, 81SlJe
Com easier: No. 3, 3333c Oats steady; No.
2 white 2828c Rye steady: No. L 4444Jc
. Hai-lev steady: No. 2. 57c Provisions easv.
Pork, Sll 31 Lard, 6 75. Cheese steady; Ched
Baltimore Provisions dull and slow. Mess
pork. 513 00. Butter-quiet: fresh scarce and
wanted: Western;paGkea.l823c; best roll, 16
17c; creamery, 2728c Eggs easy at 12c Coffee
firm: Rio, fair. 1818c
Toledo Cloverseed firm and higher; cash,
April, S4 75; receipts, 37 bags; shipments, 371
Philadelphia Market quiet and prices
largely nominal: flue washed delaine, X and
Try, 3437c; other grades unchanged.
St. Lours The receipts of new crop are light
as yet, not enough arriving to indicate market
New York: Wool weak and quiet; domestic
fleece 3238c; pulled, 2339c; Texas, I527c
Boston There Is more doing in wool this
week, the sales amounting to 1,975.000 pounds
of all kinds. Sales are still mostly in small
lots, but a few large lines have been moved this
week, notably 100,000 -pounds or unwashed
fleeces in the range of 04f24c Fine washed
fleeces of all kinds have been very quiet; small
sales reported at previous prices, including
Ohio and Pennsylvania X at 32c; XX at3331c;
MIchican X at 2930c A sale of 20.000 pounds
New York X fleeces Is reported at2930c In
fine delaine fleeces there have been sales of
131.000 pounds at 3135c for Ohio and Pennsyl
vania and 3334c for Michigan. Territory. Ore
gon and California wools have been sold to a,
moderate extent on the basis of 29c In
pulled wool there has been a good trade, with
sales of super at S040c; extra at 2526c
Australian wool In demand at3941c Foreign
carpet wools are also in better' demand.
NkwYoek Pic iron steady. Copper nomi
nal; lake April. Sll SOL Lad brisk, closing
easy; domestic S3 77. Tin firm and quite ac
tive; Straits, J20 75.
London Pig tin Weak market, with a fair
business at the decline; Straits 92 15s for
spot; futures (8 months) 93 10.. Copper This
market is barely stiady, with trade moderate;
Chill bars are now quoted "at 49 7s 8d for f u
ture delivery; best selected English, 47. Lead
Firm 'market and the demand better; Spanish
quoted at 12 10s.' Spelter Fair trade and
market steady; ordinary Bileslan quoted at 17,'
Tin plate Finn market and demand better.
bbl. May. Ill 55K11 65
PROOF OF PROGRESS.
The Drygoods Trade of Pittsburg
Larger Than Last Year.
TURKETFOOT OIL TERRITORY.
The Far West Excited Orer Developments in
Coal and Petroleum.
GOOD W0EDS FE0M A HEW 10EK MAS
One of the many 'wholesale drygoods
houses in this -city reports an increase of
$15,000 in the sales for March of this year
over those of the same month in 1888. This
indicates that at least one branch of busi
ness is fairly booming. Close investigation
shows that all other branches except iron are
doing better than at the same time last year.
Mr. Ruf us H. Herron, wellkhown In connec
tion with local real estate matters, returned
yesterday from the. Turkeyfoot oil region In
West Virginia, where he has large interests.
He reported the oil business down there in
good shape He has two good producing wells
and Is drilling several others. Mr. Herron be
lieves from present indications that the Tnr
keyfoot field will eventually rival the best pro
ducing oil districts in Pennsylvania. It has al
most unlimited possibilities and is being worked
with care and good j ndgment
Almot, Kan., is considerably worked up over
the recent coal discoveries there At last ac
counts the drill had reached a depth of 1,816
feet, and had passed through four veins of
coal. The first was reached 1.680 feet below
the earth's surface and was 40 inches thick.
Thirty feet below this a 28-inch rein was found.
A third vein 24 Inches thick was found 30 feet
further down, and 96 feet below the third vein
a fourth layer was found S feet thick, which
makes a total of lOJf feet of coal discovered.
An analysis by W. D. Church, of Topeka, a
practical chemist, makes It out to be an anthra
cite coal fully equal to the Pennsylvania
A. E. Orr, of the firm of David Dows 4 Co.,
New York, and President of the Produce Ex
change of that city, was in Pittsburg yester
day, and visited many places of interest He
expressed himself well pleased with the evi
dences of thrift and enterprise that met him
on every hand. Mr. Orr, while admitting that
business was a little off for the season, ex
pressed confidence in a speedy revival.
Philadelphia builds houses at the rate of 7,000
a year. Pittsburg, with about one-third the
population of the Eastern metropolis of the
State, will do more than half as well this season,
between 3,000 and 4,000 houses being practically
assured. With four or five exceptions. Pitts
burg is the greatest builder in the Union. This
speaks well for the foresight and enterprise of
A Cleveland gentleman who was In the elty
yesterday said the opening of the lake trade
would undoubtedly give business a fresh im
petus, as it would affect a variety of interests
and a great body of men, both of which have
lain dormant for several months. It would re
sult particularly to the advantage of Iron
manufacturers, as the railroads "would be com
pelled to reduce their rates on ores to compete
with water transportation.
Prof. Richard Sean, who has been experi
menting for some time with Florence, Col.,
petroleum for lubricating purposes, has dem
onstrated that it is an oil which may be made a
lubricant surpassing the world-renowned
Franklin oil. made from Pennsylvania petrol
eum. The discoveries made by Mr. Dean arc,
it is said, bound to revolutionize the oil busi
ness In Colorado. Here ,is 65 per cent of the
crude oil which heretofore has found buta very
poor market even as fuel, but which may now
be turned Into ready cash, and a product for
which there is a large market
A Liberty street frnit dealer said yesterday
that indications pointed to an enormous crop of
oranges in Florida next season, and a big re
duction in. prices.. The orange industry, he
added, like almost everything else, is being
overdone The market will be surfeited if pro
duction is not restricted.
COMING TO THE FE0NT.
Pittsbnre nnd Western the Redeeming Feat
ure of the Stock Market.
Pittsburg and Western Railroad shares were
the particularly bright spot in the stock mar
ket yesterday. There was lively competition
for both preferred and common. For the lat
ter 9 was bid and 10 asked for large blocks.
Preferred closed at .17 bid and 18 asked.
Pleasant Valley Street Railway stock was an
other redeeming feature of the day, 125 being
bid. This is an advance of $15 per share over
the price of the previous day. Plate Glass was
bid up $7 50 a share without offerings. The
gassers were weak, except Chartiers, which was
higher and firm. There was no anxiety to buy
Electric, Tractions or Switch and Signal, all of
which were depressed. Bids, offers and sales
MORNEf Q. AFTERNOON.
Bid. Asked. Hid. Asked.
Pitts. PetS. 4M. Ex.. MO 815
P. & VV. 4's, new.. i...
Pits. Jnnc. 1st niort...
Soothelde Gas Co
Chartiers Vat Gas Co.
Pine Bun Gas
Wheellnr Gas Co . ..
Central Traction ...
P., Y. & Ash. . K....
ruts, jnnc K. K. Co..
Pitts. & Western K. K.
p. w. R. E. nref....
HH - VH U
39 w as a
63 70 63 ....
IS .... IS ....
9 .... 9X 10
17 18 173 IS
30 .... ....
2 , 2t , 2X
55K 65 S5S "56
25 25 25K 25g
11 VU 119 121
155 .... ley ....
Consignee Mining Co..
LaMoria Mining Co...
Sllyerton airoinp i-o...
U. Switch &8IgnalCo.
Westing'se AlrB. Co..
Westlng'se B. Co. 11m.
Pitts. Plate Glass Co ..
Sales at the first call were 100 Philadelphia
Gas at 39, 135 at 39, 13 Panhandle at 16, 5 Elec
tric at 65V. 10 at 5 100 at 60and 10 Switch and
Signal at 25.
In the afternoon 130 shares Philadelphia Gas
went at 39, 50 Chartiers at 53. 108 Electric at 66,
50 Central Traction at 22 and 30 s. o. b. at 22.
One membership changed bands at $505.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 279,937 shares. Including; Atch
ison, 23.355; Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern, 17,500; Lake Shore 3,820: Louisville and
Nashville, 8,866; Missouri Pacific 4,650; North
western, 13,925; Northern Pacific preferred,
10,460; Reading, S9.340; Richmond and West
Point 3,566; St Paul, 24,322; Union Pacific,
19,706; Western Union, 20,065.
Bankers Hopeful of a Spurt Inline Money
There was nothing new in the local money
market yesterday. A very moderate amount
of paper was offered for discount, which was
.accepted at the usual rates. "The demand for
money is hardly upto expectations," remarkeda
Wood street financier, "but it is improving, and
we expect before long to find employment for
uuridle capital." Checking and deooslting were
fair in volume There was less'pressure for
small notes, but the scarcity was sufficient to
give some inconvenience. Manager Chaplin
got out another favorable Clearing House
statement, the exchanges footing up 2,293,
837 25, and the balances 610,198 43.
Money on call at New York yesterday was easy
at 3 to 6 per cent Last loan 3, closed offered
at 3. Prime mercantile paper, 46. Ster
ling exchange dull but steady at $4 87 for
(iO-day bills, and S4 8S for demand.
Closing quotations' In New York furnished
The Dispatch by. Robinson Bros.. Wood
street. Local dealers-charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U. S. 4s. 1reg .' lTOSiaiosw
U. S. 4Ss. conp 107ai8l
U.S. 40. rer. ' iMWatKtf
U. S. 4s, coups .'. ...126129H
Currency, Sperccnt 1895rer 120
Currency, 6 per cent 189S rcg. 123
Currency, per cent, 1897 reg 120
Currency, Spercent le9Srfg..; 129
Currency, j per cent, isasreg 131
Government and State bonds doll and steady.
New York Clearings, $118,987,842; balances,
Boston' 'Clearings, $18,876,644; b&laaees,
$1,898,504. Mosey per cent.
PHH.ADE1PHIA Cleanngs, (11,045,434; bal
Baltimore Bank -clearings, $2,103,969; bal
Chicago Money 'unchanged. Bank clear
St. Louis Clearings, S3,035,816; balances,
London The amount of bullion gone into
tbe Bank of England on balance to-day Is
Paris Rentes, S6f 40c for the account.
HBXT TO NOTHING.
Oil Dealers Almost Despairing of a Change
For tbe Better.
There was next to no oil market at all yester
day. Even the scalpers looked blue Tbe con
tinued absence of outside support is viewed
with alarm by many dealers. Without it a
change for the better, under present condi
tions, is next to Impossible The market opened
at89Jc, advanced to 90c, dropped to 89c. and
closed at SBUc There were a few sales at 90c,
deliverable Monday, with offers at tbe s.me
price Trading was Yerylhiht, and extended to
puts and calls.
A. a. aicurew a vo. quote; rg 074 "',
u fnllAwfnv MM MTT.Mirt t,V llA Witt Dll-
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street,. Pittsburg, shows tbe
order of fluctuations, etc. t
Bid. I Ask.
Bid. I Ask.
10 JO A. M...
110 A. it...
llllS JL. M...
12:15 r. x...
12: r. x...
1:00 r. x.,
5:00 P. x.,
2:15 r. X.,
1:30 r. x..
2:45 r. X
Upendl 89Ko; aigheot, 00c; lowest, S9c;
Dinr runs.. 43,875
Average runs ?!
Dally snloments .1 "rilf;
Average shipments , 'xx
Dallv charters - 'tlw
Average charters ... 3'p7
Clearances . 628,000
Mew York closed at 83c
Oil City elcseu at 90c. .
Bradroro closed at 90s. "-
Mew Tore. rettnedV 7c
London, renned. iii'U
Antwerp, renned. 1BXC.
Other Oil Markets.
On. Crrr, April 12. National transit cer
tificates opened at 89c; highest, 90c; lowest
89c; closed,' 90e
Bradford. April 12, National transit cor
tlficaajs opened at S9c; closed at 90c; highest,
90c: lowest, 89e
Trrusvrxi.E, April 12. National transit cer
tificates opened at 89c: highest, 90c; lowest,
89c: closed, 90c.
New York, April 12. Petroleum opened
weak at 89c, bnt advanced slowly on small
transactions and closed firm at 90c Sales, 337,
STILL THE! GO.
A Sewlckler Residence Changes Hands
Other Dickers la City nnd Suburbs.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold for William G. McCullougb, a two-story
frame dwelling of eight rooms, ete; lot 60x200,
on Beaver street Sewickley, for $6,000.
George T. McConnell sold for John Keeley to
Ann Dickinson, a frame house of six rooms,
lot 20x100, on Scioto, near Gross street,
Twentieth ward, for $2,500 cash.
C. H. Love sold two lots on Homewood ave-J
nne and Bennett street zzxloo ieet eacn, lor
Emil Loos and Charles Nichol to David Robin
son, for $1,100.
Ewing & Byers. No. 107 Federal street,placed
a mortgage of $1,500. for one year at 6 per
cent, on property at Osborn station.
Black A Baird, Fo. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Mrs. Jennie Novinskl for the Rhodes estate, a
tbrce-storv brick dwelling, on tbe northeast
comer of Logan and Franklin streets, with lot
24x48 feet, for $4,000.
D. C.Negley sold to the Pittsburg Homestead
Loan and Trust Company lots Nos.88 and 89 on
Grazier street each 25x130 feet, In Charles E.
Speers Dallas plan of lota, for $1,400.
C. Beringer & Son,. 103 Fourth avenue sold
for Dr. S. D. Jennjngs,a small farm of 16 acres,
near Perrysvllle, for S1.50O; also, for James Mc
Curry, a five-room frame house and lot at
Homewood station, Pennsylvania Railroad, for
James W. Drape & Co. sold a double house
and lot on Thirty-ninth street, below Butler
street, for $4,900 cash. Tbey also sold a piece of
land in Ross township at $250 an acre; also
placed two mortgages on subnrban and city
properties of $19,000, at 6 per cent; also two
mortgages of $6,600 on a farm in Allegheny
county, and also on a farm In Beaver county, at
6 per cent
QUIET BUT FEVERISH.
Lower London Quotations ond'BeorUh Ad
vices Fall to Smash the Market Pitts
burg nnd Western on the Winning
Side Slight Chances.
New York, April 12. The stock market was
quiet but feverish and irregular throughout
the day, and prices made no material progress
in either direction, the final changes in all the
active shares being for fractional amounts
only. London prices came lower this morning
for the first time in several days, and tbe
foreign houses also evinced a desire to sell
some of the stocks bought moro liberally during
the past few days. This gave the bears a
handle with which to hammer the list a little,
bnt their operations lacked confidence and
when tbe buying assumed anything like the
proportions of the past few days they were
quick to run, and in the Grangers at one time
bid prices up 00 themselves rapidly.
The lower quotations from London were sup
plemented by bearish advices from Chicago
again, but the market showed the most deter
mined resistance to the efforts to get it down,
and while some heavy drives were made at
portions of the list Atchison being specially
conspicuous, there was little impression made
except for a short time. The market opened
with a spurt of activity, but this soon died
away and tbe market was, for the most part
Suiet to dull, with short periods of animation
iroughout the day. First prices showed de
clines from last evening's figures, extending to
per cent, and these losses were further in
creased by small fractional declines in tbe
eany transactions.' They were entirely insig
nificant until after 11 o'clock, when a buying
movement set in which largely increased the
amount of business done and advanced quota
tions all over tbe list, and with the Grangers
leading almost everything was bought up to
something over the opening prices.
This was followed by dullness and compara
tive stagnation which lasted until toward 2 P.
H., when tbe list got a sagging tendency, and,
pressure being brought npon Atchison, con
siderable, of a decline was brought about Tbe
buying began again before the close, and the
market closed quiet and firm at irregular
changes for tbe day. Several of the specialties
mado marked movements during the day.
Memphis and Charleston was very prominent
scoring a final ealn of 2c per cent; and was
followed by Pittsburg and Western aHd
Colorado coaL In the unlisted department
8nr Trust made a further advance at first.
but became feverish and finally lost all the im
provement Brunswick was less active, but
Kcnred a. slieht advance.
Railroad bonds were again fairly active, but
the business was very widely distributed among
an unusually large number of issues. As usual
of late, the tone of the dealings was firm to
strong, but the changes in quotations were ex
tremely small ami tut? uuai Kama ui impurtauuB
are few in number, while a few bonds are lower.
The following table snows tn e prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange
Corrected nail for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of frew York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Am. Cotton Oil. ...
Atcb.. Top. A B. K.
Canada, Southern. . ..
Central of New Jersey.
Chesapeake & Ohio ... 11K
C, Kur.Jt Qulncy..... 94
C, Mil. St Paul..- 5
C, JlU.&St. P.. pr....lWH
C, KocKLAP 93
C St. L. & Pitts
C., St I.. & Pitts, pf.. .. .
C, St. P..M.4 0 34
C, St. P..M.4 0.. pr. 94
a- Northwestern. ...WCH
0.4 .Northwestern, ptlSsH
C (J. C 41 70,.
Col. Coal i. Iron 2S
Col. ft Hocking Val .. 23
W., L. AW I38JJ
Del. A HniUon... 134
Denver A Bio G., pr... 44
E.T., Va. AGs
E.t.Va. AOa., lstpr ....
K. T.. Va. AGa. 2dpf. ....
Illinois Central U2H
Lake Erie A Western.. 13$
Lake Erie A West pr.. M
Lake Shore AM. 8 103t
Louisville A Nashville. CI
Mobile A Ohio
Mo., X.. ATexas..: 13
Missouri Pacific 'X
New York Central.... 1074
N. V.. L. E.AW 2SJ4
N. i L. . A W.nref 9)g
N. ., C &BLL 18
N. I., C. A St L. nr.. ....
N. Y a. A Sti.. 2d pf ....
N. YAN. E MWf
N. Y., O. A W 1734
Norfolk A Western.... IS
Norfolk A Western. c( IS
Northern Pacific XX
Kortaarn Paclio preX. Vt
APEIL 13, 1889.
Ohio A Mississippi ZBi
Oregon Improvement 46
Oregon Transcon S3J4
Pacific Mall CT
Peo. Dec. A Evans
Phtladel. A Beading.. Jtf
Pullman Palace Oar...I81j
Richmond A W. P. T.. 28
Klchmond A W.P.T.pf ma
St Paul ADalutli 33
St. Paul A Duluth pf.. .. .
St P., Minn. A Man... SS
Ht.L. ASan Fran 23V
St. L. A San Fran pf.. VX
St. L. A San F.lst pf.. .. .
Texas Pacific. .......... 20
Union Pacific 62
Western Onion 5
Wheeling A L. K S7K
22 223. tat
f!f V... $$
isik wfi lsivj
2H1 28 28H
803. 80 80H
33 31 K
93 97 7
2434 23 23K
6014 Wi 60M.
.... .... Ill
203C 20V 20M
234 six an
13X 1ZH 3k
.... .... -aw
KX i 85,',
e7 7J 67
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 87
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Ballroad.. Wi U
Reading Railroad 22 1-18 M
Buflalo, Pittsburg and Western 11H 12
Lehigh Valley.. HX 5
V. Co.-s New Jersey 22TO
Northern Pacific 2834
monnern Pacific preferred ca
Atcb. ATon..lst7s. 118
A. AT. LandGr't7s.l07
Boston A Albany.. .214
Old Colony. 172
Kntland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central pf.... 34
Calumet A Hecla....210
ooaton a juaine.....i,tt
Clnn. Han. A'cieve." 24J
eastern K. it si
Eastern K. It 8s 125
Flint A Pereil 27
FUntAPereH. nfd. 97
Llttlft H Vt M 7. 1A1
rewaoic (new) 3
Bell Telephone 227
Boston Land 8X
Water Power- 73a
Ban Diego 23
Mexican Oen. com.. 13
ci. j., ltijnort. Das. 70
N. Y. AAewEng... 43.54
New York. April 12. Amador. 100: Aspen,
LOOO; Caledonia, B. H., 300; Consoli
dated California and Virginia, 762;
Commonwealth, 625: Deadwoon T 150;
Eureka Consolidated, 100: El Cristo.16; Hale
& Norcross. 400; Horn Silver, 125: Homestake,
100; Iron Silver 00; Mexican, 380; Mono, 110;
Mutual, 115; Ontario. 8,350; Ophlr, 490; Savage,
450; Sierra Nevada, 285; Standard, 100: Sullivan,
145; Union Consolidated, 350; Yellow Jacket,800.
The Market for Most Descriptions Firm
With a Good Soilness.
Special Beport by Cable for the American Manu
facturer. London, April 11.
Bcotch Pig Market continues firm with good
No. 1 Coltness 66s, Cd. f. 0. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Summerlee 56s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Oartsherrie 53s. Od. f. o. h. Glasgow
No. 1 Langloan 66s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Carnbroe 47s. 6d. f. 0. b. Glasgow
No..l8hotts 53s. Gd. f.0. b. Glasgow
No. lGlengarnock.....62s. 6d. atArdrossan.
No. 1 Dalmellington ...46s. 6d. at Ardrossan.
NclEglinton 45s. 6d. atArdrossan.
Bessemer Pig Strong prices and market
continues active. West Coast brands quoted
at 60s 6d for Nns. 1. 2, 3, f. 0. b. shipping point
Middlesbrough Pig Market firm but quiet
Good brands quoted at 39s. Od. for No. 3. f. o. b.
Spiegeleisen Firm market and demand fair.
English 20 per cent quoted at 80s. f. o. b. at
Steel Wire Rods Market is firm and demand
fair. Mild steel. No. 6, quoted at 6 Os. Od. f. o.
b. shipping port.
Steel Rails This market continues active,
with prices strong. Standard sections quoted at
4 7s. 6d. f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Blooms Demand better and market
firm. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 4 0s. Od. f. o. b.
Steel Billets Firm market and demand good.
Bessemer (size 2x2) quoted at 4 6s. f. o. b.
Steel Slabs This market is held firm, with
demand moderate. Ordinary sizes quoted at
4 0s. Od. f. o. b. shipping point
Crop Ends No material change since last
week. Run of tbe mill quoted at 2 15s. Od. f.
o. b. shipping point
Old Rails Steady market but demand mod
erate. Tees quoted at 3 7s. 6d. and double
laads at 3 15s. Od. c. i, f. New York.
Scrap Iron Demand moderate, but market
held steady. Heavy wrought quoted at 2 5s.
f. o. b. shipping points.
Manufactured. Iron Market continues firm,
with good business.
Stafford, ord. marked bars(f.o.b.L'pool)S 23 6d
" common bars 0 0s0dg)515s0d
" blk. sheet singles 0 Os Od 712s6d
Welsh bars, f. o. b. Wales... 6 6s 0d 0 OsOd
Steamer Freights Glasgow to New York,
Od. Liverpool to New York. 10s. Od.
contributes a very
briaht letter to to-:
morrovfs DISPATCH. Bhe talks of,Mrs. James
O. Blaine? Jr., and her desire or fame and a
divorce; relates an incident of a college dra
matic performance, and speaks of the current
of travel already setting toward Europe.
This is Your Chance o Control the OHIO
RIVER GAS FIELD, 30 Miles Below Louis
ville, First Bottom Above Overflow Below the
Falls of (he Ohio and Suitable for a great
903 acres, the heart of this GAS DISTRICT;
has 2 miles river front; best of cement rock and
valuable clays; handsomely Improved; most at
tractive' place and surroundings on the Ohio
river ($65,000 offered for it in 1872). Inspection
and offers for purchase of this property straight
or for incorporation and development invited.
To inspect It the famons "Cedar Farm'
come by dally boat of tbe Louisville, St Louis
and Texas Railway, getting off at water tank
one mile below Rock Haven; will be shown by
J. P. Kintner, at the mansion on the premises.
Hurry, before April 17. Apply at ALEXAN
DER'S HOTEL, Louisville, Ky.. to E. & Gra
ham (non-resident), to arrive from Texas, on
special purpose to dispose of this valuable prop
erty, April 17., ' aplctSi
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL, . . - . 8200,000 00.
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest
JAMES P. SPEER, Vice Prest
mh22-95-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
The. Deer Creek and Susque
hanna R. R. Co.
First Mortgage 5 Per Ct. Gold Bonds.
PRINCIPAL DUE 1919. INTEREST PAYA
BLE JULY 1 AND JANUARY 1,
MERCANTILE TRUST AND DEPOSIT CO.,
OF BALTIMORE, TRUSTEE.
Issue, SCO0.O0O. Principal and interest guar
anteed by the Maryland Central Railway Co.
This bond is a first mortgage on 16 miles of
road now under construction from Belalr, Md
connecting with tbe Maryland Central Railway
Co., to Stafford. Md. The Maryland Central
Railway Co., Baltimore to Delta, Pa. (45 miles),
was reorganized In December, 1888, and is now
on a sound financial basis, doing a prosperous
business. The York and Peach Bottom Railroad
Co., York, Pa., to Peach Bottom (40 miles), has
been acquired by the Maryland Central Rail
way Co., making a system of 101 miles, .which
will be operated by the Maryland Central Rail
We recommend these bonds as a desirable in
vestment, and offer a limitedamount for saleat
95 per cent and accrued interest, subject to ad
vance In price.
REA BROS. & CO., Bankers and Brokers,
423 WOOD STREET. PITTSBURG, PA;
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week In
For largest assortment and lowest prices' call
and see us.
CITY SAVINGS BAJtfK,
SIXTH AVE. AND SMITHFIELD ST.
Capital, $100,000, with privilege of $500,000.
Surplus and undivided profits, $23,600.
Transacts a General Banking Business. Ac
counts Solicited. Collections a Specialty.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
JA8. CALLERY..... President
W.J.BURNS.; -. Vice President
JOHN W. TAYLOR Cashier
The Season Being Between Hay and
Grass, Batter is Scarce.
APPLES ACTIVE, POTATOES SLOW.
Choice Oats and Hay Strong, Flonr Easy,
COFFEE AKD SUGAR TEND UPWARD
OFFICE OT THZPTTTSBURO DISPATCH, (
FEIDAY, April 12, 1889. J
Country Prodace Jobbing Prices. ,
Butter and egg markets are lively, without
any change in prices. A scarcity of good coun
try butter is reported for the reason that wears
now In the season which is between hay and
grass. Eggs are in good demand until 12c is
asked by the jobber. Then trade suddenly be
comes slow. There is an active demand for
choice apples. One Liberty street commission
merchant reports sales of 100 barrels of Rome
Beauties and Willows to-day at $2 to $2 25" per
barrels. Potatoes give no signs of Improve
ment, Onions, cabbage and tdmips can hardly
be given away. It cannot be long until all old
stuff will he worked off at greater or less loss.
The hope of commission men Is that we will not
again for a term of years enjoy such a bountiful
crop from field and garden. Another such
abundant year as the past has been would
knock out the commission trade and be utterly
discouraging to producers.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2S29c; Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 20&21c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, $1 90: choice peas,
Beeswax 284330c ft 2 for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined. $6 607 50; common,
$3 504 00; crab cider. $3 008 50 $1 barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c ft gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Kc;
New York, fall make, 1212Kc: Limburger,
He; domestic Sweitzer cheese, llK12Kc
Dried Peas $1 251 35 V bushel; split do,
Egos U12o $ dozen for strictly fresh.
Fetjits Apples, $1 502 00 barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 25c $l A; cranberries, $8 00
f) barrel; $2 102 50 per bushel; strawberries,
60c a quart.
Feathers Extra lire geese, 5060c; No. 1
do., 4045c; mixed Iota, 3035c Su
Hommr $2 652 75 V barrel.
Hoset New crop, 1017c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, S035c ft bushel; $2 60
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 GO for Jer
sey sweets. ..
Poultry Live chickens, 7580c ft pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c pound; turkeys, 18
20c, dressed, ? pound; ducks, live, 0Q85c W
pair; dressed, 1314c V pound; geese, lOffilSc
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fis to bushel, $6 fl
bushel; clover, large English. 62 As, $6 2o;
clover, Alslke, 33 SO; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice 15 fts, $1 85; blue grass, extra clean,
11 lbs, $1 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 Its, $1 20:
orchard grass, 11 fis, $2 00; red top, 11 lbs. $1 00:
millet, 60 lis, $1 25; German millet, 50 fts, $2 00;
Hungarian grass. 18 lbs, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25o per lb.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropica!. Fbtjits Lemons, fancy, $3 50
4 00 $ box; common lemons, $2 75 VI box; Mes
sina oranges, $3 001 00 ft box; Florida oranges.
$4 505 00 ft box; Valencia oranges, fancy, $5 50
7 00 ft case: Malaga grapes, $9 00010 00 ft
per kegt bananas, $2 60 firsts: $1 50, good
seconds, ft bunch: cocoanuts. $4 0004 60 VI
hundred: new figs, lOQllc ft pound; dates, 6
,c n pounu.
eqetabies Celery. 40050c doz. bunches:
caDoages, ?i xgs uj -fi nunurea: new caDDage,
$2 0002 60 ft crate; onions. G075c, ft barrel;
onion sets, fancy Enes, $3 253 10: Jerseys,
$2 753 00; Western, $2 502 75; turnips, 25
30c ft bushel.
There was an advance of 15 points on ereen
coffee at New York yesterday, making a rise of
75 points since Monday. There can hardly fail
to come a rise in roasted coffee before the week
is out. Sugars are yery firm at the late ad
vance, and another rise will soon he due, from
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2223c; choice
Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 1819c;
old Government Java. 27c; Maracalbo, 22023c;
Mocha, 8031Kc; Santos,;i922c; Caracas
coffee, 20K22o; peaberry, Rio, 2l23c; La
Roasted (in papers Standard brands, 24c:
.. .n.. ....... ?- . .
high grades, 2628c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32K33Ke;;Maracaibo,Z7K28Kc; Santos,
2224c; peaberry, 27c: peaberry Santos,
2221c; choice Rio, 25Mc; prime Rio, 23c;
good Rio, 22c ordinary, 2IKc
Spices (whole Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120. 8Xc; headlight, K0, 8Kc: water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine,
llKc; royaline, 14c
Myrups Corn, srrnrjs. 2ftS)29c: choice suear
syrup, 3338c; primesugar syrup, 8033c;strict-
ly prime, 3335c;.new maple syrup, 0c ,
N. O. Molasses Fancy, ISc; choice, 46c;
ainm. 4dc: nirxea. -ftuazrazc
Soda Bl-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb In ,
oc: Di-carD, assonea packages. ojiQuc; sai-
soaa in Kegs, ic; ao granuiateu, zc.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c;
per set, skc; paramne, noise.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Mc; choice, 6Ji
7c: prime, 56Jc: Louisiana, 86Kc
Starch Pearl, 3c: cornstarch, 57c: gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon
don layers; $3 10; California London layers,
$2 50; Muscatels, $2 25: California Muscatels;
$1 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 45e;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
8i13c: Salonica prunes, in 2ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds, Ian., per lb,
20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12W15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs,12K
16c; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, 11015c: citron, per fi, 2122c; lemon
peel, per ft, $I3Ilc; orange peeL 12c
Dried Fbtjits Apples, sliced, per lb, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 66c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpittcd, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2424Kc: blackberries, 78c; huckle
8UGAES Cubes, 838Kc; powdered, 8
8c: granulated, 88J5c: confectioners' A,
8ic; standard A.8c; sou whites, 77c;
yellow, choice. 7Ji7Kc; yellow, good, 6J6Jc;
yellow, fair, 7c; yellow, dark, 6Jc
PICKLES Medium, bbls. (1,200), $4 50; me
diums, half bbls (600). $2 75
SALT-No. 1 ft bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, ft bbl, $1 05;
dairy, ft bbl, $1 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, $1 20;
Higgles Eureka, 4 bu sacks, $2 80; Hlggin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $1 30
1 90; 2ds, $1 S0&1 35: extra peaches, $1 601 90;
pie peaches, 90c: finest corn, $1 001 60; Hf d.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90c$l 00; lima
beans, $110; soaked do, 85c; string dodo. 75
85c; marrowfat peas, $1 1001 15: soaked peas,
704375c; pineapples, $1 401 50; Bahama do,
$2 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, $1 25;
egg. plums, $3 00; California pears, $2 60; do
greengages, 2 00: do egg plums. $2 00: extra
white cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c;
raspberries, 51 1501 40; strawberries, $1 10;
gooseberries, $1 2001 30; tomatoes, 8292c;
salmon. 1-tt, $1 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts,
$1 251 GO; corn beef, 2-ft cans, $1 75; l4-ft cans,
$13 50: baked beans, $1 401 45; lobster, 1 lb,
$1 7501 80; mackerel,- 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50;
sardines, domestic K. $4 154 SO; sardines,
domestic s, $8 2508 60; sardines, imported,
Us, $11 6012 0; sardines. Imported, K, $18 00;
sardines, mustard, $4 00; sardines, spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $36 ft
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, $40: extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do. messed, $36;
No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
Sollock, 4c ft ft.; do medium George's cod,
:: do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6X7c Herring
Hound Shore $5 00 ft bbl; split, $7 00: lake $2 50
ft 100-ft. half bbl. White fish, $7 ft 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 ft half bbL Finnan
hadders, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c ft lb.
Buckwheat Flour 22ft ft.
Oatmeal $6 30Q6 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 65 60c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Flonr and Feed.
Total receipts as. bulletined at the Grain-Exchange,
S3 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, 6 cars of oats, 2 of hay, 4 of flour.
By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 9 cars of rye, 3 of
flour, 1 of oats. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St. Louis, 3 cars of oats, l of hay. There were
no sales on call at the Exchange Choice oats
and hay are in good demand at outside quota
tions. Corn ;is steady. Millteed doll. Tbe
drift of wheat to-day Is upward,, the bears hav
ing their Innings at latest accounts. But the
fact stands all the same that In the long run
both wheat and flour tend toward lower levels.
Any qnotatlons that place tbe best spring
patent flour at $6 75 in wood may be considered
a little astray. A leading jobber proffers to
furnish tbe same in carload lots at $9 23.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2.red 98
BW, No. 3 red, 8891c
Cork No. 2 yellow, ear, S904Oc: high mixed
ear.- S637c; No. 1 yellow, shelled. 8b89c:
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 87KA88c; high mixed,
shelled. 8737c: mixed, shelled, 35866c
Oats No. 2 white. 36aBKcr "xtra,No. 3. S2j
32Uc; No. 8 white, Stifc&ci No., 3 mixed, 1
RTE No. 1 Western, 7075c: Ncv 2, 55856c
Barley No. 1 Canada. 959Sc: No. 2 Cans
IxouR-Jobblng prices, winter patents, $6 00
6 25: spring pa tents, $6 25650: winter straight..
$5 2505 50; clear winter. $4 75(25 00; straights
XXXX bakers', $4 504 75. Rye flour, $4 (XI
Millteed Middlings, fine white, $15 005 .
18 00 ft ton: brown middlings. $12 00012 50;
winter wheat bran, $13 00013 60; chop feed,
$15 0016 00.
Hat Baled timothy, choice, $15 SOAIS 00;.
No. 1 do, $11 25011 60: No. 2 do. $12 00813 00;
loose from wagon. $18 00020 CO: No. 1 upland
pntiric $10 00310 25; No. 2, $8 008 50: packing
do. $6 o06 6a .
STBAtv Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and ry
straw, $7 007 508 (XX
Hogs are off 10c at Chicago to-day, the out
side price there being $4 85. This decline can
,hardly hare a stimulating influence on hog
products, which inordinary seasons advance at
tbls time. This season, however, is an excep
tion to all-rules.
Sugar-cured hams, large, lOJfe; sugar-cured
hams, medium, Uc: sugar-cured hams, small,
liyia sugar-cured breakfast bacon, HMc; sugar
cured shoulders, 6c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9Jc: sugar-cured California hams,
8c; suzar-cured dried beef flats, 8c: sugar
cured dried beef sets,9Kc: sngar-enred dried
beef rounds, HKc: bacon shoulders, 7Jc; bacon '
clear sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies. Bjc: dry
saltshoulders.6c;dry salt clear sldes,7Kc Mess
pork, beavy, $14 00; mess pork, family, $14 50.
Lard Refin ed in tierces, 7c: half barrels, 7Hc;
60-ft tubs, 7c: 20 ft pails, 7K 60-ft tin cans,
TJaC: S-B tin. pails, 8c; 5-ft tin pails, 7Kc: 10-S
tin palls, Tc Smoked sausage, long, ficilarge,
5c Fresh pork links. 9c Pigs feet, half barrel,
$4 00; quarter barrel. $1 90.
0 Dressed Meat.
Armour A Co. furnish the following prices on.
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 Ss, '
Skc; 550 to 650 fts,6c; 650 to 750 fts,-6Kc Sheep,
70 ft ft. Lambs, 8c ft ft. Hogs; 6&c Fresh,
pork loins, 9c
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My feelings may be imagined, then, when tha
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cured me. Mrs. S. M. Idol. .
Winston, N. C. Nov. 26, '88.
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