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THE -PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER "-16? ."1889.
Z.'C v?- Hem Maynard's Luck. By CORNELIA HICKMAN Out into the current of the river shot the long-boat, with Jem Maynard in the stern, " with one uair ol oars, and his daughter, "Black Sue," sitting opposite him, plying the others with measured stroke. The twi light had already enveloped the shore, from which their boat had just put off; and the strong lights from the peat fires shone out on the water from the open doors or the huts strung out along the bank, showing iantastically the figures of the women and children standing outside them, watching the departure of their husbands and fathers for "the pool." "Pulll pull! Black Sue," said Jem. with an oath. "Stop cranin your long neck ahind you. else vou'll find one of them boats emptied of its load some of these fine nights." He laughed at her hoarsely, and she -jerked her head around without daring to look anywhere except into the bottom of the boat. She tugced at her oars till they were running along in smooth water. "Dura rou' stop that!" roared Jem. "Can't you leave well enough alone? If you can't, I'll fix you so 's you can." He raised au oar out of the water. "Don't vou do that!" and Black Sue's eves flashed, her face quivered. "Don't Ton hit me before them," she said in a deep whisper. She bent her head forward and pierced him with so steady a gaze that, for getting himself for an instant, he let his oar drop back in the water, when she took her eyes offof him, and began to row witn re dnntiled vim. Other boats unt off into the water with a lunge that set the waves rocking under their keels; oar after oar dipped into the river with a thud: boat folloued boat, till the water swarmed with them and the shore was emptied. The sun's wasted rays streaked the water nitn red and blue streaks, slanting across the boats and sinking into the river bevond. All at once lrom the boats " arose the rough voices of the rowers in a monotonous chant that swelled and died on the flowing water as they got farther from shore. . Black Sue, casting a sheep s eye at her father, saw him immersed in his own un gracious thoughts, with his eyes following the ripple alongside thcirboat; she slowly raised her eyes from his dark face, and looked back over their track to the advanc ing boats. Her glance went from one to the other. In one of the hindmost were seated three rowers, pulling briskly, one in either end of the boat, while the third and most conspicuous formed the central figure, and his square shoulders rose half a foot above thoe ot the other two. As he bent his supple body with the mo tion of his oars and straightened himself up with a graceful movement at once easy and secure, Black Sue's eyes fastened themselves upon this figure. A gay-colored scarf floated out from his neck above his thick woolen blouse; an old raw seal cap sat on his head; his hands that grasped the oars with such a strong crip were large, but not knotted and tough, like whip-cords, as were those of his companions. His dark hair was cropped, while theirs tangled about their shoulders; his skin was tanned, but not weather-beaten; there was A liveliness and quick interest expressed in his countenance that contrasted with the dull passiveness of theirs. Nearer came the boats and nearer splashed the oirs. Black Sue looked at her father. He was still in his sullen fit of musing. She measured the lessening distance be , tween them, but scarcely dared to speak to him. "Father, father, they're gainiu' on us." Jem started, and looked hastily around over his shoulder. "Durn youl why can't vou keep Tour black eyes open? Pickup thai oar!" He pointed to an oar in the bottom of the boat. "Quick! or I'll break it over your head." There was no need to tell her to hurry; she strained every muscle in her body, while he cursed and tugged at his own oars till beads of sweat stood out on his forehead. Kow the boats had come so close that Sue and her father could hear the men laughing and swearing jocosely at each other. 'Taster, you devil! faster," cried Jem, glaring at Black Sue in a frenzy. "If they beat rs to the pool" his red eyes burned their wav into her small face, as he inclined his lumpish body towards herin the rocking boat "there'll be other fish to haul out in the morning besides cod." She made the boat lurch with her next effort, and it shot several feet in advance, the cords bunched themselves together in her flexible hands as if for added strength, her neck stretched forward, her eyes dilated; she sought the highest waves on which their boat might ride; her oars struck the water with sharp, swift stiokes, faster than they had ever done before. "Ah! the pool, the pool, fatherl" she cried, with bated breath; "don't you see it yon der? I see it; quick, get your net ready quick. Quick! we're coming to it we're there!" The deep water of the pool broke in broad circles under their boat as it shot over its confines. 'With one cud of his large net already clutched in his right hand, Jem balanced himself on one knee in the bottom of the boat, and leaning over its side as far as he could, dropped it upon the end of his pike into the pool. "Aha!" laughed Jem, "aha!" as in a sort of fierce exultation he raised both arms above his head and faced the men, "whose is the luck now whose is the luck now?" They swore at him and told him to sit down, "else he'd take a dive for the devil himself at the bottom." But he commanded Black Sue to help him spread his net, "and not wait like an oyster to be cracked." Standing up, she caught hold of one end of the strong net listed with stones, and lifted it over the side of the boat into the water. Pieces of light wood buoyed it up Ttnd kept it in a vertical position. As she helped him to stretch the great web-like net. the moon came up and whitened the ridge of the sandbar half round the rim of the pool. Black Sue laced their boat about, and they left the net to fill during the night. "Wrapping his oilcloth coat about him, Jem lay down in the boat,and left her to contend alone with the tide. Her black hair flew about in the night wind.first in front of her, then twirled out like a string behind her; her tattered shawl, pinned loosely round her throat, flapped out from her breast, and served as a thin protection against the sharp river wind; her slim arms and wrists got blue; she bit her lips to keep her teeth lrom chattering, and her eyes looked wistfullv for the lights in the huts long before she actually saw them. The next morning Black Sue awote with her father's voice thundering in ber ears. He stood over her pallet, poking his boot into her side: ''Get up from there; it's time we wuz oft". Some rogue'll oust our haul for us. She was up and ready before he had done speaking, for she had lain down to sleep with her clothes on; she pulled her shawl up over her head and followed him out into the dark morning darker even than last night's blackness; for at this time of the morning there was neither moon nor stars. When he had gone a short distance he stopped and told her to go on and untie the boat, as he would be there before she could turn it around. He disappeared on the in side of a small hut near at hand, with a great deal of fancy lettering and conspicu ous posters up over its front, that presuma blr served to attract the attention of passers-by, and inform them that this was "The Jolly Twins." Black Sue shivered as she stooped down to unfasten the boat The morning air was raw. A man's hand was laid on her arm. "Good morning, Sue." said he, taking the rope out ot her hands and untying it himself. "Whut air you shiverin for?" he asked. rather sharply. "Fasten up your shawl if you're cold." He pinned it up round her throat. "Now," said he, turning round his back to keep the wind offof her, "stand up here close to me. Poor Sue," he said, compas sionatelv; "it's hard on vou, ain't it?" "Oh!eil, go away, ""she cried; "father '11 come back and see vou. Go away 1" "And whut if he does? said Neil, bluntly. "Sha'n't I keep you from frccziu'? If it wuzn't tor the neart in you you'd 'a froze long aga," he said, observing her closely. "Butgood-by, dear" (kissing her), "there comes your lather; don't let him knock you out of the boat." He turned and walked rapidly away. Black Sue jumped into the boat and cried to her father: "Here, father! here!" ""Why didn't you holler before?" said Jem, coming up and eetting into the boat. "We've lost ten minits byjourholdin'your tongue. It's seldom you ao, though. Push out Whut air you waitin' fur? You ex pect me to do it all? Then I won't" So saying he crossed his arms over his breast and lay back in the boat. It was beginning to get a little light as they came in sight of the pool. Black Sue roused her father, who had been sound asleep almost since they started. '.'Here's the net, father; we're here." "Then stop your hollcrin'; I'm not deaf." Jem stood up and peered into the water. His eye caught his stakes. "To the right," he cried; "to the right." Together they hauled in the net Jem swore in perfect delight at each fish that he piked. The sun's faintest beams followed their boat to the shore; the women had al ready kindled the fires under the large iron pots which swung on the bank like big black birds' nests ready for the refuse of fish bones and fat; rows of storm-washed barrels; half filled with pure oil extracted by the sun's heat were visible, while under a long shed were more barrels, filled with dried and salted fish, and train oil awaiting transpor tation. The women stood around, open-mouthed, at Jem Maynard's luck. He hauled out the net on the bank with its wonderful load ot fishes, so they could sec it the better. Jem was as proud a man that morning as ever spread net in Orkney. It was getting late in the evening when Neil Blane, coming out of his hut, saw Black Sue standing beside her boat He went toward her. "Whut air you doin'here bv yourself?" "I'm waitin' for father." "Hasn't he come yet?" and Neil gave a low whistle. "Well, then he won't Come along, hop into the boat; I'll help you to night" "Oh, no!" exclaimed Black Sue. "It ain't hard work spreading the net I can go by myself." "Can you?" said Neil, heedlessly. "Never mind; jump in, quick! Let's be off." Just as he turned the boat around, Jem came swaggering down the path, and halloed to them. "Come along with you," said Neil, "or we'll sail without you." "Be if vou will," said Jem, scram bling into the boat. "Who's cap'n here? I'd like to know." "You sit down, old feller," 6aid Neil, pushing off; "else you'll take a tumble." Jem soon quarreled himself to sleep, and Neil, telling Black Sue to throw his thick coat over her shoulders, steered the boat on its course. Black Sue held her head down lrom the cold blasts that sprang up every second. "Sue," said Neil, looking up and seeing her bowed head, "you sha'n't come out here and freeze. There's to be a stop to it, and it had just as well be now as never, I'll fight every man in the settlement if he don't stand by vou. I'll see to that" "Hush!" "It's time he was awake, anyhow." said Neil, shaking Jem roughly.and not heeding Black Sue's caution, cs sh'e looked uneasily at her father. Jem opened his eyes at his leisure, and stretched himself; bnt when he saw who it was that had roused him he sat up and began to curse with all the might his tripping tongue could boast of. "Stop that !" thundered Neil, clapping his hand over Jem's mouth. "You devil, you!" exclaimed Jem, getting on to his feet: but Neil nmhirf Mm back into his seat to keep him from goinc overboard. " Muttering and fierce, Jem looked at Neil from under bis lowering eyebrows, till his explosive auger could be held within bounds no longer; he watched his opportunity and sprang at Neil's throat Surprised, Neil drew hastilv back; but Jem, now infuriated, began to "pommel him in the face with his fists. Neil struggled hard to get free, but Jem had obtained a firm hold on his collar, and each man tot tered and pulled the other this way and that in the furiously rocking boat, till at last Black Sue heard a groau and a splash in the water. She knew perfectly well what had hap pened before she took her hands down from ner eyes. She fell on her knees in the boat now half fall of water; she extended her hands toward heaven, and tried not to see what was happenins in the water be neath. Suddenly she collected her affright ed senses, and. stretching out her hands for an oar, bent her body over the side of the boat. The moon had not yet risen; she could not see; with her oar she felt about blindly in the water. The boat floated a little with the moving tide, when her single oar struck something. It touched it again; it was the missing oar. Joyfully she snatched it up into the boat, having pulled it gently within her reach with the other. Her boat took a wider circuit, and her eyes shot round over the water. Nothing was to be seen, but her oar hit something besides the water. She steadied' the boat, and put out her oar again in as nearlv the same spot as before. "Neil ! father !" she cried. "Neil !" "Is it you, Sue?" said Neil's weak voice from the water, after a moment "Neil .'here! give me your hand." With her head turned toward the place whence the voice came, she waited in an agony of mind, and held her hands out to him. "Quick 1 why don't you hurrv, Neil?" "lean t; I can't touch your hand, Sue," he said, faintly. "Take it back; I want to say something to you before I sink my strength and breath is both goin"." "For God's sake, Neil, let me help you to crawl in; we must find father; he'll soon chill to death," she cried, beside herself. "No, no!" reiterated Neil, feebly, hold ing ofl from the boat "It's of no use I must tell you and then you won't hold out your hands to me any longer your father mu-st be drowned I I can't find him; he must have sunk right away," gasped he. "Oh! Sue, Sue, it's too much; you must te-11 me Good-byl good-by!" He raised his arms above th'e water, struggling. "God forgive " Sue's eyes flashed She rose up, and, straightening her limbs for one leap, sprang inf a tlin vnt. filia o,ir.l.t Vail. 1...J 4U1.V uv new. hJUb MU.. -. ... o UW1Y with her strong hand as it came again to the surface, and with the other held on to the upturned-boat Lifting his head above tne water, by the aid of the boat she -steered herself in the direction of the sand bar, SO feet away. She reached it with little difficulty, though she labored for breath. Poshing the boat up out of the water so that it could not be washed back, sue lifted Neil and carried him to a dry spot on the sand. She laid his head down on a ridge, gently, and began to roll him back and forth across it The water came from his mouth and nostrils. She took off her shawl and a thick woolen skirt which she wore, and wrapped them around him. She then rubbed his chest with-great lorce till be began to breathe. Then she rubbed violently each limb. He opened his eyes and looked at her. She wrapped the shawl tighter about Wm. picked him up again, laid him down in the boat, shoved it off and jumped in after him. The ice had frozen in a thin film over his face; the thawed it with her hands, 'and wiped it dry again with an old cotton rag she bad tied round her throat. They en countered few boats, and the men supposed it was Jem lying flat in the boat, as usual. When they got to shore, Black,Sue fastened the boat and started to run for her mother's aid; but Neil sat up in the boat and called her back. Gladly she hastened to him, and jumping lightly into the boat, threw her arms around him, pressing his shaking form to her breast. "Stop!" said Neil, pushing her off sud denly; "help me to get up. I want to go and tell them all whut I've done. Air the rnen all come back?" said he, looking at her for the first time. "Not yet, Neil; not yet," she said, trembling. "Then tell me when tney do," said her getting up without her assistance and leav ing the boat. She followed him to his hut, and kindled up his fire, and broneht more wood and laid it down, and then she left him alone. The next morning, .Black Sue, hastening to Neil's door, was arrested bv the crowd pressing around it and their tell-tale faces as they saw her come among them told her tnat something was wrong. The men stood directly in front of the low door, and the women behind them raised their heads to a placard over the door. Black Sue's eyes caught at its meaning. The large, irregular letters were easy for her to read out They ran as follows: "I, Neil Blane, drowned Jem Maynard. I pushed him from his boat into the river, and never saw him again. I am a ruined man. I can never go on the river again. Last night as I stood at the door and looked out, I thought in every white wave I !aw Jem's poor face. It followed me back by the fire till I had to get up and go down to the bank, and there I saw it again. The Lord forgive me if I leave you all like a thief in the night, but I couldn't bear to see the river by daylight Goodby; remember the widder and the ornhin. They're not in a strange land. " "Neil Blane." Februaby 10. The men got out of her way as she pushed by them. She sprang to the top of an old box that had been Neil's resting place of an evening with his pipe. She reached her hands up to the bold placard, and tore it down with one sweep as it it were a cobweb of last night's spinning. Holding the torn paper above her head, she cried aloud.while every man and woman looked up into her white face "It is not so; it is not true. I was in the boat, as you all know. Most of you will believe me. Father hated Neil, you all know that. He tried to quarrel with bim last night, but Neil would not do it He took everything from father, till at last father strnck him in the face with his fist, and he fell back in the boat, and father, getting hold of his collar, statrgered and fell back'ards into the river. He pulled Neil after him. That's how it was." Clasping her hands over her face she sank down on the box under her. They all watched her in breathless silence. She stood up in a second and observed them fiercely. "Let not a soul of you believe what this thing says," and she tore it into bits which flew among the women till they shrank away from them like poisoned shreds; "he is not guilty. Would I stand before you men and women and say he was not if he was? if I knew he was?" "Neil Blane is not guilty," she cried. "God in heaven knows that." Over the crowd of men and women she cast one proud, defiant glance, and they lowered their heads as she stepped down from the box, and stood back to let her pass to her own hut. Drake's Magazine. LITE STOCK MARKETS. The Condition of easiness nt the East Liberty Stock Yards. OFFICE OFPlTTSBURO DISPATCH,! Saturday, September 14, 18S9. j Cattle Receipts, 980 head; shipments, 1,100 head; market steady; nothing doing; all through consignments; 10 cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day. Hogs Receipts. 1,200 nead: shipments. 3,400 head; market active; best light SI 654 70; medium and light Philadelphias, St 50; heavy grades, St 204 30: grassers, S4 254 4Ci 6 cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day. Sheep Receipts. 1,800 head; shipments, 8,000 head; market dull, shade off from yester day's prices. By Telejrrnph. CltlCAOO The Drovers' Journal reports: Cattle Receipts. 2,000 head: shipments, none; choice to extra beeves, S4 254 75; steers, S3 00 4 15; stockers and ieeders. SI 7o3 l0; cows, bulls and mixed. 1 103 00; Texas cattle, SI SO 280; Western rangers. S2 003 ISO; wintered lexans. 52 2503 25. Hogs Receipts, 8,000 head: shipments, 4,000 head: market strong and 10c higher: mixed. S3 901 50; heavy. S3 "mi SO: light, S4 104 75; stockers. S3 40$4 2i Sheep Receipts, 3,000 head; shipments, 1,000 head; market stromr; natives, S3 254 60: Western, S3 504 15; Texans, S3 004 10; lambs, SI 00 &9U. Kansas City Cattle-Receipts, 3.6S1 head; shipments, SOS head: few native beef steers on sale: good corn-fed steers strongto 10c higher; Texas weak to 510c lower: cows active and strong; stockers and feeding steers quiet bnt steady: good to choice corn fed, $4 104 30: com mon to medium, S3003 80: cows. Sl&52 50; grass range steers, tiowaaw. nogs Re ceipts. 2,624 head; shipments, 278 head; values firm to 510c higher: cod to choice light, Si 25 64 35: heavy and mixed, S3 654 13. Sheep Receipts, 2,607 bead; shipments, none; steady; good to choice muttons, S3 253 75; stockers and feeding, S2 003 00. St. Louis Cattle Receipts, 500 head; ship ments, 1,000 head: market steady: choice heavy native steers, S4 004 30; fair to good do, $3 60 4 00: stockers and feeders. (2 102 SO; range steers, $2 20S?2 60. Hogs-Receipts, 000 head; shipments, 2,000 head; market stronger; fair to choice heavy, S3 8004 10; packing grades, S3 70 61 00; light, fair to best, $4 004 4a Sheep Receipts, 100 bead; shipments. 1.200 head; mar ket stead ; fair to choice. S3 304 40. Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 175 carloads through, 13 carloads for sale; steady. Sheep and Iambs Receipts, 6 carloads through. 20 car loads for sale; sheip firm; lambs weak. Hoy Receipts, 13 carloads throush, 15 carloads for sale; active and firm, and 10l5c higher; mediums and heavv, $4 00(514 40; corn Yorkers, H804 90; pigs, 54 004 S3; grassers, S4 40 4 70. Indiaxapolis Cattle Receipts 700 head; market steady: shippers. S2 504 55; butchers'. SI O03 00; bolls, SI 502 25. Hogs Receipts, 3,500 head; market active and higher; heavies and medium. S4 O04 25; mixed, $3 9C1 30; lights, S4 S54 55. Sheep-Receipts light; mar ket steady: lambs, S4 255 75; sheep, S3 504 25. IWnins; Stocks. New York. September 14. Belcher. 255 Caledonia B. H., 310; Consolidated California' and Virginia, 375; Commonwealth, 300:Eureka Consolidated, 00, Gould d. Curry, 200; Hale t Inorcross, 330; Homestake, 800: Horn Si.ver. 125; Iron Silver. 200; Mexican 430: Mutual, 140; Ontario 3400; Plymouth, 100; Savage, 250: Sierra Nevada, 200; Union Con solidated. 330; Ward Consolidated, 160; Yellow JaCKCl. AM. Metal Jlnrkct. New York Pig iron firm; American, $15 50 18 00. Copper neelected; lake, September M0 SKk Lead dull; domestic, $4 00. Tin steady; Straits, S21 00. THE NEW CATHOLIC TJJJ1YERSITX Will be Dedlcnted Early In November With All Possible Ceremony. Washington, September 15. The ded ication and opening of the new Catholic university, near wis city, will occur Wednesday, November 13, and invitations to the ceremonies are now being issued. All the Bishops of the Catholic Church in the United Stites, Canada, England, Ireland and Scotland will be in vited, together with the heads of European nnH A mertenn prllipfltinnal lnstifntinvt. 4Ua President of the United States, the members of his Cabinet, Congress, the Judiciary, etc. Cardinal Gibbons" will conduct the dedi catory ceremonies. Pontifical mass will be celebrated in ihe new chapel ot the uni versity at 11 o'clock. The "sermon will be delivered by Bishop Gilmour.of Cleveland. The university will be formally opened at 4 o'clock. Bishop Spalding, of Peoria, III., will make an address, and Prof. Schroeder will read a Latin poem. BeechAm's Pills chre bilious and nervous ills Pears' Soap secures a beautiful complexion I will pack neatly in a box and ship anywhere lor $5, six bottles of pure Guck enheimer, Gibson, Fiucb or Overholt, 6 years old, or one qtart for $1. Max Klktw, 821 Federal St., Allegheny. Wrr DOMESTIC MARKETS. Supply of Peaches Larger, Quality Poor-Potatoes Firm. DAIEY PRODUCTS ON THE ASCENT. Light Cereal Eeceipts Bring a Better Tone to Markets. PACKAGE COFFEE IS BOUND TO RISE Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, ) Saturday, September 14, 18h9. J Country Produce Jobbing Prices. Peaches-are in better supply, but quality Is poor. A choice article which Is very scarce finds ready sale. Poor and overripe stuff drags. Potatoes are scarce and firm. Thero has not been a sufficient supply the past week to meet demand, and as a result prices have advanced. There will, no doubt, be a full sup ply next week, and any fears of a potato famine are groundless. All dairy products are n the advance. Choice eggs are active and firm at quotations. Melons are near their end for this season. Apples are in light demand, and will be until other fruits have ptssed away. In the line of tropical fruits, bananas are weak, while oranges and lemons are firm. Sneet potatoes are slow. Grapes are In good snpplv and weak. Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2324c; Ohio do, 21ffi22c: fresh dairy packed, 1820c; country rolls, 1719c BEAJ.S Navv hand picked beans, S2 402 bO; medium, $2 302 40. Beeswax 2bJ0c p lb for choice; low grade, 1820c. Cider Sand refined, S6 507 50; common, S3 504 00; crab cider. $S 00S 50 fl barrel; cider vinegar. 1012c ?1 per gallon. CnEESE-Ohio, 8&9c; New York, lOaiOMc: Limburger, Sg'Jc; domestic Sweitzer,9X12&ci imported Swcitzcr, 22c. Egos 1920c 1 dozen for strictly Iresh. Fruits Apples. SI 5002 00 barrel: pine apples, $1 0U1 25 ?1 dozen; whortleberries, 75 SOcfl pail; watermelons. $20 0025 00 $ hun dred; peaches. SI 502 50 13 bushel box; grapes, 57c fl pound; Bartlett pears, So 00 S barrel. Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1, do. 404'5c; mixed lots. 3035c 1 ft. Poultry Live spring chickens, 4045c$ pair; old, 6570 f) pair. SEEds Clover, choice, 62 Bs to bushel. So 60 V bushel; clover, large English, 62 &s, S6 00; clover, Alsike, S3 50; clover, white, SO 00; timo thy, choice, 45 lb. gl 63; blue grass, extra clean. 14 fts, 90c: bine grass, fancy, 14 fts SI 00; orchard grass, 14 lbs. SI 63: red top, 14 lbs, SI 23; millet. 50 fts, SI 00: German millet, 60 Ss. $1 50; Hungarian grass, 60 Ss. $1 00; lawn gras, mixture of line grasses, S2 50 bushel of 14 lbs. Tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered. 4 5c Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, S6 00 6 50; fancv, $7 007 50; oranges, So 006 00: bananas, $1 75 firsts, SI 25 good seconds, bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 1 hundred; figs, 8K9c 1 ft; dates. 5K6Kc ?? ft. VFO etables Potatoes. SI fi0l 60 $1 barrel: tomatoes, home-grown, SI 251 50 $ bushel; wax beans. SI ft bushel; green beans, 6075c fl bushel; cucumbers home-raised, SI 50 fl bushel: radishes. 2540c fl dozen; home-grown cabbages, 50c fl bushel; celery, 40c-fl dozen; Southern sweet potatoes, S2 75, Jerseys, S3 25. Groceries. Spot coffee is firm at old prices in Eastern markets. Jobbers here. are disappointed that packages failed to rise. An advance can hardly fail to put in an appearance in a few, days. Sugars are very firm. General groceries' unchanged. Greejj Coffee Fancy Rio. 2223Xc: choice Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; low grade Rio, 1819kc: old Government Java, 27c: Mar acaibo, 2324c; Mocha, 2829c; Santo. 20 23e; Caracas, 2123c; peaberry, Kio, 2325c; La Gnavra. 2223c. Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 23Kc: high grades 2oSbXc; old Government Jaa, bulk, 31K32jJc; ftaracaibo, 2627c; Santos. 2123c; peaberry, 26c; choice Rio, 24c: prime Rio. 22c; good Rio, 2lKc; ordinary. 21c. Spices (whole) Cloves, 2l25e: allspice, 8c; cassia. 8c; pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 70S0c. Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test. 7c; Ohio, 120,8Kc;headlight, 150, 8)ic;waterwhite, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, 1134c; royallne, lie. Syhups Corn syrups. 2629c; choice sugar svrups, 3338c: prime sugar syrup. 3033c; strictly prime. 3335c; new maple syrup, 9uc N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; medium. 43c; mixed, 40642c SoDA-Bi-carb in kegs, 3Klc; bi carb in 5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 5Jj6c; til- soaa in Kegs, ic; ao cranuia&eu, zc. Candles fatar, fnll weight, 9c; btearine, fl set, SXc; parafflne, ll12c Rice Head. Carolina. 77Jc: choice, 6i 7c; prime, 5Sic; Louisiana, 66Xc STAKCH-Pearl, 3c; constarcb, 66c; gloss starch, S7c Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon don layers, S3 10: Calilomla London layers. S2 50; Muscatels. $2 25; California Muscatels, 51 85; Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia, 910c; sultana, 8Kc; currants, 45c: Turkey prunes, 45c; I'tench prunes, 8J13c; Salnniea prnnes. In 2-ft packages. 8c: cocoanuts, fl 100, $6 00; almonds, Lan., $ ft, 20c: do Ivica. 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.. U15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 1216c; new aates, 56c Brazil null, 10c; pecan, 11015c; citron per lb. 2122c; lemon peel, fl ft, lS14c ; oranga peek 12Kc Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft 6c; apples, evaporated, (?4ti6c: apricots, Califor nia, evaporated, 12K15c; peaches, evaporated, pared, 2223c; peaches, California evaporated, unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c: cherries unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor ated. 212JKc; blackberries, 7Sc; hnckle- Sugars Cubes, 8c; powdered, 8c; granu lated, 8c; confectioners' A, 8c: standard A,8c; soft ihites. $WaX yellow, choice, TJicJyellow. good, 77Kc, yellow, fair, 7Kc; vellow, dark, 7c Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), S4 50; medi um, half l)bls (600). S2 75. Salt-H o. 1. ft bbl. 85c; No. 1 ex, ft bbl, Jl 05: dairy, $ bbl, 51 20; coarse crystal; ft bbl, 81 20; Higglns' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, S2 80; Higgms' Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets. S3 00. Canned Goods Standard peaches, $2 00 2 23; 2ds SI 501 65: extra peaches, S2 402 60; pie peaches. 95c; finest corn, Sll 50; Hid. Co. corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cSl:Lima beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 7585c; mar rowfat peas. SI 101 15: soaked peas. 7075c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do, 82 To; dam son plums, 95c: greencaces, SI 25; egg plums, S2; California pears. S2 50; do greengages, S2; do, egg plums $2: extra white cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2 fts. 90c; raspberries, SI 401 50: strawDerries. n iu; gooseoerries. si 30l 40, tomatoes, 82K92c; salmon, 1-ft, $1 752 10: blackberries, klX ; succntab. 2 ft cans, soaked, 99c;dosreen. 2 fts. SI 251 50; corn beef. 2ft cans. S2 05; 14-lb cans. S14 00; I aked beans, SI 45 1 60; lobster, 1-lb. SI 751 SO; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50; sardines, domestic, is, S4 504 00: sardines, domestic. K. S8 258 oO, sardines imported, Ks- S11 5012 50; -ardines, imported. s. $18; sardines, mustard, $4 50; sar dines, spiced, S4 50. Fisir-Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $36 fl bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, $40: extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed, $36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole pollock, 4Kc fl ft; do medium, George's cod, 6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake. In strips, 6c; do Georgo's cod in blocks, 67Kc Hirnnc Round shore, $5 00 ft bbl; split, $7 00: lake, S2 00fll00-Ibhalfbbl. White fish, $7 00 fl 100 Jb half bbk Lake trout, So 50 -ft halt bbl. Finnan haddock. 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut. 13c ?? ft. Pickerel, J barrel, $2 00; barrel, SI 10; Potomac herring, S3 00 barrel, S2 50 fl barrel. Oatmfal S6 30S6 60 ft bbl. Miners' Oil-No. 1 winter strained, 6537c fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c Rrnln nnd Flonr. Receipts bulletined at the Grain Exchange. 87 cars. By Pittsburg.Fort Wayne and Chicago, 3 cars of oats. 3 of corn, 4 of hay, C of flour, 3 of barley, 2 ot wheat, 1 of fead. By Plttsbure, Cin-cinnati-and St Louis, 3 cars ot hay, 5 ot oats, 1 of corn, 1 of millfced. By Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of oatsl of hay. By Pittsburg and Western, 2 cars ot flour. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of flour. Sales on call, 1 car sample otts,23c 5 days, P. R. R.; 1 car sample oats, 22e, free in elevator; 1 car sample ipix oats, 18c, free In ele vator: 1 car bran, SI 150. 5 days, P. R, R.; 1 car No. 1 timothy hay, S12 50, 6 days P. R.R.;2 cars No. 2 white oats. 27c, JO- days. P. R. R. Total receipts bulletined for the week, 209 carloads, asainst 241 last week, and 229. and 231 for the two previous weeks. Lighter receipts this week have had the effect of improving the tone of trade. Oats are firmer; other cereals are steady. WHEAT-New No. 2 red, 8182c; No. 3, 77 79c. Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 4445c; high mixed ear, 4042c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 40K41c; high mixed, shelled, 4040c; mixed, shelled, 39Kg40c. Oats-No. 2 white, 2K27c; extra No. 3, 2425c; mixed, 2122c. Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 5051c; No 1 Western, 4S49c; new rye, No. 2 Ohio. 45SS1BC Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and spring patents, S5 2505 75; winter straight, $4 6WM 75; clear winter, 14 25Q4 50; straight XXXX bakers', S3 754 W, Kje flour, S3 600 4 75. Milt.feed Middlings fine white. S13 50 16 00 fl ton; brown middlfncs, $13 00013 50; win ter wheat bran, 811 00011 23; chop feed, $15 60 16 00. Hat Baled timothy, choice, S14 2514 60; No. 1 do, fl3 50314 00; No. 2 do, 113 00013 60; ' wfl8 60; packing do. 57 BTRAxir nt ch Kvi? nn. straw, $6 006 25. wheat aud rye Provisions. Hams, shoulders and mess pork have been reduced, as an inspection of our quotations be llow will disclose: . W-cure'd hams, large, HJie: sugar-cured nams, medium, lljjc; sugar-cured bams, small, "icj sugar-cured breakfastbacon, 10c;sugar i7e 7, "boulders, 6c; sugar-cured boneless jou'aers, 7Jc; sugar-cured California bams, 'c;su(;ar-cured dried beef flats, 10c; sugar cured dried beef sets. 11c; sugar-cured dried Si. runds. 13c; bacon shoulders, 6Vc; bacon clear sides. 7c; bacon clear bellies. 7Kc; dry sail shoulders, 5Jc; dry salt clear sides, 7c jf" Pork, heavy, $1160; mess pork, family, lf 00 Lard-Reflned, in tierces, 6c; half barrels, 6c; 60-ft tubs. 6Vc; 20-ft pails. 7c; 50-ft tin cans, 6c; 3-fttm palls. 7c; 5-fi tin pails 7c; 10-ft tin pails. 6c: 6-ft tin pails. 7c: 10-ft tin pans, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 5c; large, 5c. resh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, lOcK. ffi feet, half barrel, SI 00; quarter barrel, Dressed fllcnt. Armdur 4 Co. furnished the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to 550 lbs, 5c; 550 to 650 fts,' 6c; 650 to 750 lbs, 6&7c Sheep, 8c ? ft. Lambs, 9c ft lb. Hogs, 60. resh pork loins, 8c MAEKETSBT WIRE. The Wheat Cllqno Wavering-, Not Knovr- inT Which Way to Tarn December and Mny Higher Other Options Lose Ground Corn, Oals and PorkFcntnrclcsi. CniCAOo. The wheat market was strong and weak by turns to-day. Fluctuations In prices were not violent and excitement did not run as high as on some of the earlier dayi The only cause for complaint was the lack of out side orders. Barring a little buyine again to day for account of New York thebuslness pass ing was almost entirely local. Three or four Chicago houses took between them fully 1.000, 000 of December when the price was around 79ic Most of the news was again favorable for holders. A Minneapolis dispatch said an unusual number of cable orders for flour had been received and the foreign flour situation had improved. The French Government is said to have figured out an increase of 39,000. 000 bushels of wheat in the crop this year as compared with that reported m 1888. The strongest local feature settled down on a yield for this country of 480,00,000 bushels as the stock showing. BradslreeCs London cor respondent says the weather was bad for the greater part of a month during harvest and that probably 68,000,000 bushels will be all that will be marketable, while 140.000,000 bushels will be required. The close here forDecember and May was Jc above yesterday's latest bids, with September, October and year KC lower. Corn ruled active and weak. Trading heavy and fluctuations active and weak. Trading heavy and fluctuations within half a a range. The weakness was due almost entirely to the fine weather for the growing crop. The market opened at yesterday's closing prices, was easy for a time, rallied ia in purchases by shorts and a large local trade, bnt again became weak, selling off c. ruled irregular and closed Vio lower than jesterday. Oais were quiet and easy, due to receipts ex ceeding estimates and also to the weakness and decline in com. Mess pork attracted little attention, trading exclusively in contracts in January. The feel ing was steadier and prices rather favored sellers. Very little business was transacted In the lard market, which was steady. Trading in short ribs was comparatively light and the feeling was steadier. Prices averaged a trifle higher early, but receded again and the market closed rather quiet. The leading futures ranged as follow- WHEAT No. 2. October. 7777J7777c; December. 7S?i79785(;7iic: year, Ti 777677c; Mav.82K8282S2Kc COBV-No. 2, October. . 32k333232c; December, 32Hfi!32ii31K31c; May, 34 34Kc OATS-No. 2, October. 19195H919Jc: December. 19-19?c; May, J2K2ic Mess Pork, per bbl. October, $10 90: November, $8 909 108 909 00; January,S9 15 9 22'9 1269 1 Laud, per 100 lbs. October, $5 87K5 90; Novcmber,S5 T!Ub 8005 77K05 77: January, S5 80577K SnoRT Ribs, per 100 lbs. October. $4 850 4 874 80ffl4 82k; November, 84 604 60; January, $4 65(24 62. Cash quotations were as follows: Flonr steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 77c: No. 3 spring wheat, 6261c; No. 2 red, 77c No. 2 corn.32Jc ito. 2 oats, 19Jc No. 2 rye. 4242ie. No. 2 barley. 62c. No. 1 flaxseed. $1 27 1 23 Prime timothy seed, lower. Mess pork, per bbl, $10 90. Lard, per 100 pounds, $6 00 6 02. Short rib sides (loose), unchanged; dry salted snouiuers (ooxea), w o ou; short clear sides (boxed), unchanged. Suears unchanged Receipts Flour. 10,000 bar rels; wheat, 70,000 bushels; corn. 291,000 bushels; oats, 152,000 bushels; rye, 19.000 bushels; barley, 61.000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 9,000 barrels; wheat, 79,000 bnsnels: corn. 119,000 bushels: oats, 248,000 bushels; rye, 7,000 bushels; barley, 31,000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was unchanged. Eggs, 16c. New York Flour heavy and more active; part for export. Wheat Spot dull and heavy; options dull and steady. Rye quiet; State, 55c. Barley dull. Barley malt quiet Corn Spot dull and weaker; options dull, VMfi lower and steady. Oats Spot dull and barely sieany. nay quiet ana easy; snippme, 4Uouc; good to choice, 6085c Hops weak and dull. Coffee Options opened steady 10015 points down and closed steady 5010 points down; sales, 29,000 bags, including October. 15.80c; No vemler, 15.90c; December, 1585015.95c; Janu ary, 15 8515.95c; February, ' 15.8515.90c; March, 15.8515.95c; April, 15.90c: May, 15.90 16.00c; spot Rio steady: fair cargoes, 19Mc. Sugar Raw firm and quiet; fair refining, 5c; centrifugals, 96 test, 66Kc; re fined firm and in good demand. Mo lasses Foreign nominal: New Orleans quiet; open kettle good 'to fancy, 2S046c Rice steady fair demand; domestic, 46c; Japan, 4K5Jc. Cottonseed oil quiet; crude, new, November and December delivery. 33c; yellow, 3Sc. Tallow steady: city (S2 for pack aces),4c. Rosin steady and quiet. Turpen tine nominally at 4747c Eggs fresh, steady and quiet; western fresh. 1819c: receipts, 2.13 packages. Fork firm; mess, inspected, $12 25012 50: do uninspected, $12 00; extra prime, $10 25010 50. Cutmeats quiet:picklcd bellies, 12 lbs, 6: pickled shoulders, 4c; pickled hams, lCllc; middles firm; short clear, S5 75. Lard dull: western steam, $633; sales September, $6 30; October. SO 30; Novem ber, S6 17 bid: December, $615 bid; January, J6 15 bid; February, So 20. Butter firm and unchanged; western dairy, 9012c; do cream ery. 11021c: do factory. 7012c Cheese strong and quiet; western, (7!c Philadelphia flour quiet. Wheat quiet but firm; sales No. 3 red in export elevator, 73c: steamer No. 2 red, in do, 76c; No. 2 red, in do, SOc: No. 2 red, September, 7980c; October, S0KSCc; November. 81K082i.: De cember. 8283Kc Corn weak: No. 2 mixed, in L'rain depot and Twentieth street elevator, 41Kc; No. 2 yellow, 47c offered; 'No. 2 high mixed, on track, 42c; No. 2 mixed, September. 4I41ic; October, 41041Kc: November, 4I 42c; December, 41042c. Oats Spot quiet; sales No. 2 mixed at 2222$c; No. 3 white, 2ic: No. 2 white, on track, 27c; options quiet and steady: No. 2 white, September. 262bJc: October. ZVyLQIPic; November, 2S028JiSc; December. 29W029?ic Butter Fancy stock verj scarce; low gradC3 quiet; Pennsylvania creamery, extra, 21c Eirgs Choice stock "scarce, firm and wanted; Pennsjlvania firsts, 21c St. Louis Flour quiet and steady, bnt un changed. Wheat There was a slight casing off right after the opening on weak cables and de clines elsewhere: a rally followed and the close showed no material change from yesterday: No. 2 red, cash, 77c nominal: September closed at 77c asked; December. WAc: May. &c. Corn lower; No. 2 mixed, cash, 29c asked; October closed at 29Jic bid; December, 25cj May, 3131c asked. Oats quiet and un changed; iJo. 2 cash. 18Vc; September, 18Kc; October, 18Kt: December. 19c bid; May, 22J0 22c Rve-No. $, 27027c bid. Barley steady with a fair demand for Minnesota at 65c Flaxseed lower and Hull; best bid SI 25. Pro visions quiet and essentially unchanged. Milwaukee Flohr dull. Wheat easier; cash, 72Jc; October, 72c. Corn dull; No. 3, S3c Oats quiet; No". 2 white. 22c. Rye dull; No. 1, 42c. Barley dull; cah, 56c Provi sions dull. Pork Cash. $10 S5; October, S10 90. Lard Cash, $5 OOttoctober. S3 95. Cheese un changed; Cheddar. 8KSc Baltimore Provisions steady. Butter firm for best; Western pasked, 10016c; creamery, 17018c Eggs steadv at 18018ic Coffee firm; Rio cargoes, fair, 1010Kc Toledo Cloverseed active and lower; cash, September and November, $4 15; October, $4 12. movements of Specie. NEWYoHK,September 14. The exports of specie at the port of New York last week amounted to 8437,440, of which $144,080 was in gold and $313,860 silver. Of the total exports $2,000 cold and $313,360 silver went to Europe, and $142,080 gold and no silver to South Amer ica. Tne imports of specie for the week amounted to $7,205, of which $5,000 was in gold and $2,205 in silver. The Drrcoods Mnrkel. New York. September 14. With clear skies once I mure, the drygoods market pre sented renewed animation io-day. Business at first hands was fair for the day, with mall or ders indicating a steady, active trade at in terior points; The market was without any new features, but the tone continued one of firmness and) confidence. TEADE'S RETROSPECT The Week's Developments in Prod uce and in "Cereal Lines. ACTIVITY AHD ITS BETTER TONE. The Short European Wheat Crop Stimu lates Markets Here. TALDEB TENDING TO A HIQHEE LETEL Office of Pittsbuko Dispatch, 1 Saturday, September 14, 1889. In the lines of country produce the marked features of the past week's trade were the advance in butter and potatoes. Thare has been lor the past ten days an un expected scarcity of the latter in this mar ket, and prices are advanced close to 60c per barrel. Commission men regard the shortage as only temporary, and a full sup ply will no doubt be on hand the coming week. The rot is said to be diminishing prospects for a large yield of potatoes through this section. Large amounts can, however, go this way, and still leave behind an average yield. The testimony of two old time farmers, one from Sandy Creek and the other from Neville Island, was given to this effect to the market editor of The Dispatch to-day. The Apple Crop, excepting in Baldwins, is below the average. The Sandy Creek farmer reported that in his neighborhood the apples are generally poor in quality and small in volume. In 'a number of large orchards the only variety that is turning out a good quantity and quality of fruit Is the Baldwin. The supply of peaches on the market the past week has been larger than the previous week; but their condition has been none of the best. In the good peach-bearing sections the home demand appears to be absorbing all the good fruit, and in sections like ours, where the crop this year Is practically a failure, the con sumer must be content with low grade stock. The season is now not far from its end. All such products as come from the Eastern shore hive been in short supply the past week, owing to Atlantic gales and floods. Jersey sweet potatoes have been scarce. Fish ana oysters have not been in supply equal to de mand tor a few days. The cheese market Is lively, and prices are firm at a slight advance over last week. Belter Trade In Cerenliu Our domestic market column discloses the fact that receipts of grain, hay and flour were much lighter the past week than for a number of weeks pievions. This fact has served to Im prove the tone of trade, but not enough to raise prices. Flour has weakened, and our reduction of 25 cents per barrel at the beginning of the week has been fully sustained by events. At the reduction there is not a little cutting of prices going on among jobbers. Flour can now be laid down here lrom Minnesota at fig ures that will furnish a comfortable profit to tbe Jobber who sells the best spring patents in wood at $5 75. If tne present drift is not speedily arrested further reduction must come soon. The foreign wheat market has shown a very marked improvement of late. The partial failure of the crop in Russia and India grows worse as facts are better known. This accounts for the improved demand for our own abund ant supplies. A year of active wheat markets is ahead of us, from the present outlook, and the only fear Is that a speculative movement may send prices too high. September's Activity. The first half of September has made a record of unusual activity in all jobbing lines, so far as this city's, trade Is concerned. The testimony of representative firms is uniform in this declaration. Hardware, boots and shoes, drygoods and groceries have been moving out more freely than for the corresponding, period last year. There is good ground for the belief that we ate to have higher prices in the great staples before long. It is in tbe air that we are on the verge of a bull movement, and that all values will be enhanced at an early day. Prices have been down to bed rock tbe past year or more, and margins have been so close that an upward turn is due. The immense crop of cereals in tbe land, viewed in connection with Tbe bbortnge Abroad, gives good ground for tbe faith and hope cherished by our tradesmen that the good time coming is at hand. The financial column in the current number of the Christian Union contains the following: "The stock market has finally cut loose from the Influence that has been exerted over it dur ing months by the bear contingent, and has made an advance this week (based on good buying tor permanent holding) of from 2 to 5 per cent, with a very strong undertone at the close. Now thatthemoney doubt is cleared up there has not been so clear a field for a genuine bull movement in stocks as now. for three years, and, apparently the brilliant outlook is taking effect on an increasing number of peo ple, for the market is widening, and new inter ests are being taken dally by many who have not been in the stock market lor years." A GENUINE BONAKZA. How Four Pcrsons'fllnde money by Invest Ins In Rent Estate Business Well on Its Feel, bat Danger .Signals Seen In tho Distance. Two years ago four persons two preach ers, a school m'am and a clerk deposited $10,000 with Black & Baird for inves'tment in real estate at their own discretion, their only instruction being "Do the best you can for us." The investment was made in un improved land in the East End. Yesterday the account was closed, and the investors re ceived checks aggregating $18,422. They were ignorant of the amount of their gains until they learned it from their checks, and it is needless to say they were agreeably sur prised. They propose to try their luck again in the same way. "There is plenty of good property still on the market," said Mr. Gloninger, who managed tbe deal, "aud I think I can do as well by these people as I did before. The only difference is that it takes a little more money to make a deal now than.it did two years ago," w The statement originatiLg in the East that farm lands in Washington county, or anywhere else In Western Pennsylvania, are decreasing in value for any cause, finds no credence with people familiar with this description of prop erty. A gentleman who, perhaps, handles more farms than any other man in the city, laid Sat urday: 'The statement that the farming inter est is playing out is all bosh. Itisinamore prosperous condition now than it has been for years. This is shown in the large demand for farms, as well as In the higher values at which they are held. Farmlands are at least 25 per cent higher than they were two or three years ago, and I look for them to make another jump. "Farm buildings are being improved or new ones erected, fences are being repaired or made, and the gronnd is better cultivated than ever before. Does all this indicate that farm ers are disgusted with the business; On the contrary, they are thoroughly satisfied. They are living like lords and making money. The story of their poverty and dissatisfaction may do for the marines, but it won't go down with people who are acquainted with the facts." "When a railroad engineer sees a danger sig nal or an obstruction on the track, be promptly whistles "down brakes." Timely warning fre quently arrests a catastrophe, or mitigates Its effects. He would be a poor sailor who would plunge his ship Into a storm with all sails set, and dancing in the cabin. Crises in business spring from rashness. The men who bring them about, or are mainly re sponsible for them, in most cases act on their Impulses instead of their judgment. In their eagerness to accumulate wealth, they take desperate chances. Danger signals maybe fljing all around them, but they are unheeded. They rush on regardless of consequences.trust ing to luck for success. They may come out all right, but the chances are that tbey will come to grief. While the business of, the country is moving along smoothly, steadily gaining In volume, and day by day affording iresh evidence of staying qualities, it needs watching. There is danger ahead. It may not be visible to tbe uninitiated, but veterans in finance, who have breasted many a storm, discern the elements of trouble which, unless promptly counteracted, may lead to disaster. Chief among these disturbing causes Is a possible monetary stringency result ing from over-speculation in fancy stocks of no intrinsic valne and which are manipulated by cliques to subserve tbelr own ends, regardless of who may be the sufferers in the event of dis aster. In such cases tbe insiders take care to save themselves, leaving the outsiders to bear the loss. It is gratifying to note, however, that the question of tight or easy money Is not left entirely in tbe hands of the wild speculators. Secretary Windom's policy in the purchase of bonus is to do everything for legitimate busi ness, but very little for Wall Street. This curb may keep the speculative element within bounds. While there is no immediate catue for alarm, there is reason for caution. Trade of all kinds exhibits more bullish than bearish features, affording opportunities for expansion beyond legitimate demands. With a conservative policy the country is assured of a long; period of activity, whereas rashness in investments, large over-production and undue inflation of prices would either precipitate a panic or lay the foundation for one. It is gratifying to note that tbe cool-headed business men ot tbe coun try are calling attention to these possible dan gers, and are advising the public to go slow to cast an anchor to windward, as it were so as to be able to reef sail at a moments warning. Captain Barbour returned from Gettysburg Saturday and conducted the stock call. Be was whitewashed. There was a big array of figures on the board, in which bank and insur ance stocks figured conspicuously, but that was all. Buyers and sellers were not on trading terms the latter looking through the big end and tbe former the little end of the glass. The following table snows tne prices orsctrre stocks on tbe Mew York Stock Exchange yester day. Corrected dally Tor Tux Dispatch by Wiiitnxt 4 Stephenson, oldest Pltubarg mem bers of .New York Stock Kxcnantfe, 47 Fourth ave nue: Clos ing Hid. SI 33 K 56 113V Open In c. .. iiH High eii. 51 K H 118 H n$ 115 103J Low est. MH ma IIS 3S lesH 73X 115 vox Am. Cotton On. ... Atcn.. lop. & a. F. Canadian Pacific..., Canada southern..., Central ofNew Jertey.ll3t central Pacini. ChesaneakeA Ohio. UK C Bur.fi Ouli.cr.....l08K C, Mil. ft St. ful.... 73H C MU.ASt. P pr.,..115 C ockl-P. ..KBX C St. L. 4 fltts .... CSU L. & Pitts, pf. C. St. P..M. &U c. bi. P..H. & o.. pr. .... C A .Northwestern.. ..113 1141 1X 16 S 38H 100 mn 141 tan ii3,s v.anona western, pi. c c. c. & I:.... , 75 73 102 33H 18 lWK 75 744 101 I01j 33 33 18 17tf 1473s IIS 153 U., C, O. 4L, pr..., Col. Coal A Iron Vol. ft flocking Val , Del.. L. ft ff Del. ft Hndson , Denver Mo U Denver , Rio O.. pr. E.T.. Vx. AUa ,.10! .33), ,. 18 .143 ISM 51 10 75 UM JWi 19 K 106? 76 S3 KM '75J, 309 30 17 6S 37 51 19 19 & U S3 UX & 47 182 8IH 27 613, 1105 21X 644, H an S6H 1075," 11 ' n 116, 65" 103 9SH 11 K.T..VS. fcUa.Ut pf. .... K.T.. Va.ftGa.2dpf. 21H Illinois central. UAH Like Grin ft Western Lake Erie ft West. Dr.. 65 Late Snore & M. S.....10H LenlsvUleft .Nashville. T7U Michigan Central 934 Mobile ft Ohio Mo.. Kan. A Texas Missouri Pacific "M New xork Central 109 A. Y.. I. E. W 3) H. .. a 4 St. b m. x.. u. ft st. it. pr. N.I., C. ftst.lj.2dpf . .. N. YAW. B 5W, h. Y.. O. ft W 19Jj Norfolk Western Norfolk ft Western, pr. 5o) Northern Psctnc S3 Nortnern Pacific rjref. 75J ObloAtillsslsslppl Z Oregon Improvement. .. . Oregon Transcon 34 Pacific MaU 35 Peo. Dec. 4 Krans PblladeU ft Keadlnx.. M Pullman Palace Car.. .183 Blchmona ft W. P. 'f .. 21 Kfchmond ft W.P.T.pf .... St. P., Minn, ft Man.. 109 St. 14 San Fran St. L. & San irran pf.. 62 St.I. ft San s. 1st pi. Texas Pacific 21X UnionPaclflc 4 Wabasn Wabash preferred 23 Western Union tt Whrelinr ft h. . T3M Sojtar Trust 108 National Lead Trust.. UH Chicago Gas Trust 5. 116; 66 lossf 7K 93 76 ioM IVi 10914 29 sm m ii 75H 24ft P 35 47i IB 21 1M 19 75 u'x 343, 46 jj 1S2 23X 109' an 6$ 21 65 J3 hk 73 1C8 IlH 21 Closing; Bond Quotations. U. S. 4e,resr 127 U. a. 4a. coun I2S M.K. AT.Gen.Ss . S7K Mutual Onion 6s... .102 N. J. C. Int. Cert...lI3U Nortaern Pac IsU.MVi Northern Pac.2ds..ll4 Northw't'n consols. 143 U. 8. Dis, reir 105V U. S. 4,3, conn.... Kun Pacific is of '85. 118 Louisiana stamped Is SOX juissonn os...........iuu Tenn. new set. 6s. ...106 Tenn. new set. 6s 101 Northw'n deben's.JIS Oregon ft Trans. 6S.105W Bt, U ftl.M. Gen. Ss 89$ St.L.&S.r.Gen.M.lU) Su Paul consols ....123 3t.Fl, CntftPc.lrU.119 Tx.. PcL. G.Tr Bs. 91!" Tenn. new set. 3s.... 7W canaaa bo. zus tin uen. i'aclDc.lsts.....U5 Den. ft K. G.. UM...1Z1 Den. AR.G. 4s TiX Tx..PcK.G.Tr.Kcts Mfc Jj.dcn.tr. nest, ills. iu Erie. 2ts I04H M.U-ftT.Gen. 6s.. 63 union rae. iiu... u West Shore .TOtf Boitnn Stocks. A.&T. Land Gr't7s.l07M Rutland preferred.. 45 AtCD.ftTOD.lt. K... 't Wis. ventral, com. TIM llotion ft AIDany...220 Boston ft Maine.. ...20 uionez Mico... Calnmet A Hecla. franklin. l'ewable , Qnlney , Bell Telennone... C, J3. ftQ 1C3J4 : 5 . 49 linn. san. ueve. 24 Eastern B. K 100 lTllntftPereM. pro. 92 Mexican Cen. com.. 16 Mex.C.Istmtfr.bds. 67X N. I.caewlOif... SIM OldCoIonj-. 178H ,.206 Boston Land t'4 Water fower s Tamarack 102)4; San Dlejro 26S Philadelphia Stocks. Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, far- nlshed by Whltni wnnney Btepnenson. oroxers, ao.si Fourth avenue, change. Members yen xorc stock icx- BIA. Asked. 54 10 S3 S3 75X Pennsylvania Ballroad S3X Heading 23K llufialo. plttaburj; and Western lou Lehigh Valley s 3-1) Northern Pacing 31 northern Pacific preferred mi Saturday's, Oil Rnnsjr. Corrected dally by John M. Oatriey 4 Co., 45 Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro leum Exchange. Opened 99VI Lowest... Highest lOCJilciosed..., :::::ioo Barrels. 43,413 80,366 43,293 Averaceruns Average shipments Average charters Refined, New York. 7.2c Kfflnei', London, 5si. Beflned, Antwerp. 17KT. Keflned, Liverpool, Ojid. A. B. McOrew fc Co. quote: calls. SI 01K1 01, Puts, 89c; When baby was sick, we cave her Castotia, When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria, When she became Miss, she clang to Castoria, When she bad Cbfldren,she gave them Castoria an9-77-rwTSn FIDELITY TITLE & TRUST CO. 121 ANP 123 FOURTH AVE. Capital $500,000. Full Paid. INSURES TITLES TO REAL ESTATE. Acts in All Fiduciary Capacities. a -EEAL3 IS- Reliable Investment Securities. Rents Boxes in its Superior Vault from 35 per annum upward. Receives Deposits and loans only on mort gages and approved collaterals. JOHN B. JACKSON. Pres't. JAMES J. DONNELL, Vice Pres't C. a McVAV.Bec'yand Treas. au2(W0K-M JOHNFLOOKER & CO., MANTrFACTCRERS OF Flocker's Lubricating Hemp Packing FOR RAILROAD USE. Italian and American Hemp Packing; Clothes Lines, Twines, Bell Cord, Fish Lines, Chalk Lines, Night Lines, Sisal Bale and Hide Rope, Tarred Lath Yarn, Spun Yarn, etc. WORKS East street. Allegheny City, Pa, ur cj,uc Aixu oajjCiSkuuji ov water St. tuburff. Telephone No. 1370. myS-M-ws PURE Apolllnarls. Bedford. Poland, Sain tarls, Strontla. Saratnea. Borndel. WArnTJD Ciysmie, Bethesda, Vichy, Buffalo, WAllilt Lithia. feureka. i l rt tr oPtvpwanxri.n SIXTH AVENUE. W1X-KWT JV (dsMSSSSSI&jsVl sssstaEj UV ' MilBBlsslWft. "t fcfc V'. 1 JJtj A-Ri?!-5r- "JV t2: Ys Eight years ago cancer came oa ray lower Up. It took off my under lip from one side to thn other, and down to mv Chin. I ted it L treated by barniB&and.EOtso weakMHWldM; not think tnat i coma stanait mncs lesser. After much suffering I discarded all otter treatment; and bej&n taking. Swift's Opoefii. and the cancer soon began to heaL and ma short time it was completely healed aaOiwM entirely well. It is bow over three years steee rgot well, and there has been no tlga of y return of the disease. I know it was etineer, and I know it was cured alone by 8. 8. 8j K. V. Fbreasd. Bastes, la. Treatise on Cancer mailed free. Tns Swift Specitcc Ca.Drawer a Afloat, Ga. aulS-06-snrT WHOLESALE HOUSE. JOSEPH HOME I CO. Cor. Wood and Liberty Sk, Importers and Jobbers of Special-offerings this weekia BITiTCB, PLTJBrTHS, DKSSS GOODS, SATIBffl,. SEERSUCKER, WW KKjatL IIIH ISM MsJMt "-jf m A ' Jw mi UK GINGHAMS, PBINTS, aridOHrVK)Tav-3 .-.. .-.. --. ..... Im-u -Lm H?' WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVELY fe22-rSVD ARMOUR'S EXTRACT' OF BEEF. ARMOUR & CO,, CHICAGO,. 5g SOU3 MANUFACTURERS. This fa now conceded to be the best fa tbe market, u witnessed by the' fact that we have ' just secured the DIPLOMA FOB EXCBL LENCE as the Pure Food Exposition, now be tee held in Philadelphia. CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE, 8UPERIOR IN QTJALITT, And with the bright appetising flavor of fresh ly roasted beef. BEMJOIBER. '. jlk:m:ott:R's. m4 I. 512 AND 514 SMITHFIELD STREET. PITTSSBTTBG, PA., Transact a General BaiMn MM Accounts solicited. Issue Circular .LeHefl, ' of Credit, for use of tmele-rs, asd Ceaawrv dal Credits, IN STERLING, Available la all patts of the world. Alio Issue Credits IN DOLLAES For use In this country, Canada, Mexico, West Indies, South and Central America. anT-9I-jrwT' UKOKERS-FINANCIAL. TTTHITNEY A.STEPHENSON; 7 FOURTH AVENUE. Tmtia travAlftra' credit thrnnch Matter. T)rmrI af ftifran A fin Nflw YnrV. Paunnyta nrntar aJ 4 ' sd2M i A Home Security Five Per Cent Interest; FREE OF TAXES. The Fidelity Title and Trust Company offers -for sale, at f 1 02K and accrued interest, a Urn- -ited number ot Sd-yoar first mortgage bonds ot the H. C. Friclc Coke Company, tbe capital' Stock ot which is S5.000.000, fully paid in. These bonds are redeemable by a linking fund at the rate of J10O.000 per annum, at SI Go, commencing July 1, 1894, interest beint; payable semi-annually. January and July 1, at the office of this company. We have carefully examined Into the sound ness of this security, and can rccoamesd It as one ol the most desirable Investments on the market. FIDELITY TITLE 4TRUST COMPANY, 121 123 Fonrth avenue. 8C15-63 Pittsburg. Pa. MEDICAL. DOCTOR WHITTIER 814 PENS AVENUE, PITTSBURG, PJt As old residents Know and back flies of Pitts burg papers prove, is the oldest established and most prominent physician in the city, de voting special attention to all chronic diseases. SSffiSSNOFEEUNTILCURED MCDnilCand mental diseases, physical N L. H V U UOdecay, nervous debUity. lack of, eneriry. ambition and hope, impaired mem f orv, disordered sleht. self distrust, bashfulness. dizziness, sleeplessness, pimpies. eruptions, im poverished blood, failing powers, organic weak ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un fitting tbe person for business, society and mar-' naze, permanently, safely ana privately cured. BLOOD AND SKINStaWi blotches, falling hair, bones pains, glandular swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat, ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system. I j DIM ADV Sidney and bladder derange-' UnllNMn I imenta, weak back, gravel, ca tarrhal dischaiges. Inflammation and other painful symptoms receive searching treatment, prompt relief and real cures. Dr. Whlttier's life-long, extensive -experi. ence. insures scientific and reliable treatment on common-sense principles. Consultation free. Patients at a distance as carefully treated as If here. Office hours 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. Snn dav, 10 A. M. to 1 P. St. only. DR. WHITTIER, 814 Penn avenue. Pittsburg, Pa. selO-40J-DSu'Wk GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDICINE CURES NERVOUS DEBILITY,, LOST VIGOR. . LOSS OP MEMORY. Full particulars la pamphlet sent free. The genuine Grays Specific sold by drnszlsts only la yellow wrapper. Price, fl per pacugc or six i or so. or dj mau on receim of nrlce. bv address- ng THE GltAY MEDICINE CO, Buffalo, X. X aoia inriiisDurg dt 3. 3. jiuliL, A.a L, corner BmlthfleM and Liberty st. spt2-SJ DOCTORS LAKE SPECIALISTS In all cases re quiring scientific and confiden tial treatment! Dr. S. K. Lake, M. R. C. P a, is the oldest and most experienced specialist in tbe city. Consultation free and strictly confidential Offlca hours 9 to 4 and 7 to 8 P. it.; Sundajs. 2 to 4 P. M.Consult them personally, or write. Doctors Lake. 328 Penn aye., Pittsburg, Pa. jel2-15-DWk i03s:'S Ccytrfcoaa. UOOfl COMPOUND iTmwd of Cotton Root, Tansy aad Pennyroyal a recent discovery by an 'old physician. Is svuxcsstxiUu used irionUtfir-Safe. Effectual. Price 51. by mau, sealed. .Ladles ask your dnurgbt for Cook's Cotain Root Compound and take no substitute, or Inclose 2 stamps for sealed particulars. Ad dress POND LILY COMPANY. No. 3 Fltbte Block, 131 Woodward ave Detroit. Mich. CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH PENNYROYAL PILLS. Red Cross Diamond Brand. Tat unit rtllaMt put tor nl. gsft mi tin. Ladfea, ask Vmirsist tat thi Blm moiid Uraad. Ttl DeuUlotaxn, icait vltasinenDooa. aaJtenoouen cdi4. f.tuBBil for Dsrtlenlars u4 "KeHef ftp CUehtster Ckesakal Co, Xa4!sa t Phlla4, Pa. Jrl-Sl-XT Nf 'a P n V il r -"S