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)- the " Pittsburg1"- .:dispXtoh,"
; DECEMBER!; 1892T
1 STOCKS SOLD EARLY
On Annonement That a lit
' tie M of Gold Would
BOUGHT BACK LATEB.
Manhattan, Sugar, Chicago Gas and
dipper the Strong Spots.
EAI)IKG EXCEPTIONALLY WEAK,
' Its latest Financiering Eeinjr Construed
jf Tather Unfavorably.
HOXET FAIELT iCTIVE AKD HIGHER
rfFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH-1
t Xetv York, Dec. 30. To-day's stock
market was of the usual holiday character.
A few stocks received attention irom the
professional element, but the great majority
were neglected. .The traders made efforts
to advance prices until it was announced
that ?500,000 gold would be exported
.to-morrow. It was explained by the
bankers making the shipment that
the specie goes forward against bills
sold a week ago, which means that they
have been unable to cover their drawings
with commercial or other bills. A selling
movement followed this announcement,
bnt as prices did not yield very much the
stocks sold were bought back in the
afternoon. The strong features of
the speculation were Manhattan Kailway,
Sugar Eefining. Ghicago Gas and Northern
Pacific preferred. The market for Manhat
tan reflected sales to realize profits until
shortly before the close, when the street
learned that the rapid transit commission,
having failed to dispose of its franchise,
had granted an audience to the special com
mittee of the Manhattan Kailway Company,
annotated a short time ago to take up the
subject of additions to the company's facili
ties. In Sujar Kefining and Northern
Pacific, proterred, higher prices appeared to
result chiefly from the coveting of shorts.
Effective buving of Chicago Gas was gener
ally attributed to interests identified with
Keadmg was exceptionally weat and
closed lower than yesteraav, suffering tho
only noteworthy net decline. It is cur
rently lepoited that tho company has suc
ceeded iu raising, through the Finance Com
pany or Philadelphia, sufficient funds to
pay the interest on at least its first
and second preference bonds. The fact
that the company is compelled to borrow
money for the purpose is not favorably con
strued. Tho market for Heading was also
unfavorably anected by inlormation from
trustworthy sources, that is gradually be
coming public, that lioth the Lackawanna
and Delaware and Hudson companies will
xhovv in their annual statements that they
have profited largely by the efforts of the
Reading and allied companies to advance
and maintain the price of anthracite coal.
iloliej- on call was luirly active and rates
were higher than yesterday, owing to the
sailing of Joans incidental to preparations
lor Interest disbursements next Tuesday.
Resides, accommodations secured to-day
weie for three days. Tho market for
sterling exchange was very quiet,
bnt a brisk demand is expected eaily
next week from bankers who will have t re
mit collections on account of coupons re
ceived Horn Euiope, and also Irom im
porters, who as a rule come into the market
soon alter tno llf.-t ot tho yeir. These tran
sactions will be offset to an extent in the
money market by heavy disbursements lor
tSPECIAL FnOM row. JOKES ACO.J
'rwJYoEE, Dec. 31 There was a strong
bullislt leelins before the onening this morn
Ing and a momentary ,d-vtin ve innde,
hut the shipment of $500,000 gold by-Kutin.
Loch & Co. gave everyone's nerves a severe
shock, especially as shortly afterward it
was found tuat the lecent veakne&s in ster
ling had disappeared, some people going so
lar as to say that it was an artificial woak
nes.E, the tupply of bilU being very poor.
Tho check to tho market was quite
lasting in certain stocks, especially so
In the coalers, and even nlien it
was known that the shipment was made on
an old order and could not be made at ex
isting rates for sterling the market as a
whole did not show much rallying poer.
The advance in money to lOpercentin tho
iftcrnoon served to remind people that
hero was still danger in the situation, al
though it was known that the high rate was
duo to the shifting ot loans over the first of
the year. Speculation in the active list
under the influence of these two lactors be
came contracted nnd traders were inclined
to adopt a cautions policy.
The sl.aip advance in Manhattan and
Sugar in the last hour rather tended to
ievle a bullish sentiment, but at the close
tne temper of the room was considerably
less conncent than yesterday, and the sil
ver situation nas more generally canvassed
than or late.
Apart irom the gold shipments and the
continued lirnine-.f of sterling the news was
.enerally t-ivorablo. Radical railroad leg
islation, however.against the Western roads
is threatened in Nebraska, and causes some
limitation in the granger stocks.
Lehigh Yalley's October statement means
a surplus lor the jear of $000,000, nalt of
which goes to Reading. Reading will
probably dispose some collateral trust bonds
early in the year, and the rumors that an
issue of thira incomes is pending are re
peated. The Northern Pacific Investigation Com
mittee say they have discovered nothing in
the company's affairs to ju-tify prevailing
apprehensions. They will issue a report
early next year. The lumber traffic, it is
ald, will result In enormous profits to
Union Pacific has now $16,010,000 guarantee
trust notes outstanding.
. The Rapid Tratisit Commission met this
afternoon and leceived a full committee
Horn Sianhattan. Picrpont Morgan an
nounced zhat Manhattan would act on any
suggestions the commission might make for
improving the service. It was understood
after the adjournment of the commission
tha; the underground plan had been given
up and that the commission would consider
sterling dull but firm. The non-arrival of
the Umbria with a large quantity or cou-
ons is one reason for the dullness in the
The most striking Incident of the day was
an announcement irom Sir. S. V. White
that he has paid the lust of his outstandin
obligations with interest to date. Jlr. White
failed a little over a year ago as u result of
an effort to corner corn, although It bus
been supposed that untaltnrnluess on the
part oi certain brokers had something to do
with the result. His liabilities exceeded
fl,0u0,00a. but such was tne confidence in Mr.
White that every creditor releasedTliIm on a
vernal statement that ho would pay as soon
as he could. To-day his announcement
(hows that he lias cleared on the btock mar
ket alnrat $1,000,000 in 11 months, chiefly in
Western Union, Cordage, Sugar and Man.
liattan. Few men have everreceived greater
proofs or confidence and lew men have bet
ter Justified the confidence reposed in them.
tBV ASSOCIATED TEESS,
Nmv York, Dec. 30. At tho opening or
business Manhattan and Lackawanna ad
vanced IU to 152 and 155, 1 espectively.
hilo the general list improved to the ex
tent or Hl per cent. The upward move
ment received a temporary check when It
became known that $500,000 gold had been
engaged for shipment to Europe by the
steamship La .Norinandie to-morrow, this
having served as an excuse for an advance
for the rate for call loans from 6 to 10 per
cent. Manhattan gave way 36, and Lacka
wanna 2J per cent, but the general list whs
not materially affected, as it soon trans
pired that the gold shipment was made on a
special order and that the banks and trust
companies were willing lender of money,
the rate lor which declined to S5 per cent.
The extreme decline outside 01 tho stocks
named was ljf per cent in Beading, which
sold down to 52.
I1!, M &1lf,lrf At, , ,f lt fu Ha .n . a ..
flurry 1" money over the annual settle-
inents was leflectedlu the decidRiilc-atrnn.-
if inof buoyant speculation near the closet
Manhattan was the special card, and sold
up from 14SJJ to 153K151J. leading hanking
muses haviug beeu tne principal buyers ou
'ha knowledge that the failure or the under
jtrouud rapid transit scheme will enable
thQ backers of the Manhattan, elevated to
secure the facilities for the extension or
Wielr system which they have been seeking
J to obtain lor a lone time. America Snear
mn also prominent, seams up irom iuoji to
110JJ on rnormoui transactions One ilrra
alone took over 13 000 shares. Chicago G.is,
Northern Pacific iireferred, Missouri V aclflo
ami Western Union ranked next In im
portance, but a&a matter of face the whole
market cloned strong, with an advancing
It is thought that -very little business will
be transacted at the Exchange to-morrow.
The members have subscribed liberally to
the fund to carry out the usual New Year's
lestlvitics. Tliey Have secured a Christmas
tree 25 to SO leet high and ladened t witn
presents that are considered appropriate for
the leading members oi the Exchange: A
brass band has been engaged to 'enliven the
proceeding", and the fuu is expected to be
gin at nhout 10:15. If the programme is
carried out as intended the day will practi
cally be a dies non at the board.
Railway bonds were irregular, but in the
main firm. The sales were $1,526,000. The
Aitf.i-ifc.rtn fceiipa Wflrea fraction hlirher. The
net clianeb in the Readings wore merely
fractional. Chicago ana jist Illinois consul
5s rose lii to 103J4 nnd Peoria D. & E. Bd.i 5 to
7i. Richmond and Danville 5s fell 2J4 to G3
and Spokane and Palouse lsts 4 to 86.
Government bonds wore firmer, especially
the currency 6s. Close of the list:
0. S. 4s. re 113k
TJ. S 4b, coup J14H
U.S. Is 100
Pacific 6s of '93 US '
Louisiana stpd 4s.... SSJ
Missouri 6s 105
Tenn. new set 6s. ...101
Tenn. new set 5s.... .105
Tenn. new set 3s 101
Canada So. Jims 105
Cen. Pacific lsts .... 7C.-j
Den. & It. G. ltts...KS
Dcu. S E. U. 4s 107S
1).R. G.Witt lsts. 1 17
Erie aids SGS
SI. K. AT. Gen. 5s.. 101
Mutual Union 0s SO
A J. C. Int. Cert... 41,
Northern Pac. lsts. .113
Northern Pae. 2nds.MK
Kftrthwefit. Deb as. 113
Oregon & Trans. Cs. 1S7
st, Paul Consols.. 84
Union lac lsts
West Shore W!f
R.G. W. lsts 10J4
Aich. 4s B3H
Atcli. 2Jis. class A... SZJi
Gal., H. A San oS... .101
Gal.. H. & San 2d Ss.lMH
II. AT. C. 5s 10j
H. A T. C. consol 69.104.
Close in mining shares:
Crown Point 45
Sierra Nevada 125
Union On luo
Yellow Jacket 40
Iron Siher 40
Ouick -"liver 350
Unlet Silver, pfd 1600
Con Cal, andVa 170
IIalc& Norcross. 70
The total sales of stocks to-day
nmi ilionx Inelmlrnirr Atchison. 3.100: .Bur
lington, 4,f03: Chicago Gas, 18.600; 1,-icka-wanna.
6,9.10: Dlstillimr. 14,900; Mnnhartan, 21,
600: Slls-oiiri Pacific. 6,400: New England.
8.300: Northern Pacific preferred, 15.000:
R-adiru. 56,600: St. Paul, 9.100; Sugar, 49,
2C0: Union Pacific, 3.300; Western Union,
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the .Sew York Stock Kxchange, corrected
dally for THE Dispatch by Whitney A Stephen
son, oldest Pittsburg menbers of New York stock
Exchange, 67 rourth avenue;
lnjr. i est.
est. American Cotton Oil 43 4f-i
Am. Cotton Oil. pref 813 815.
Am. Sugar KergCo. Iu "0
A. SugarB.Co., prer 99 90
Atch..Top. AS. -'... 333, 333
Baltimore A Oino ..i
Bald. A Oh o. Trust,
Central of N. Je-rscjH lie
Chesapeake A onio..
Chicago Gas Trust..
C, B. AQ
C. M. A t P.
C. M. ASL P., pref
C, K. 1. A I".... ,
" st. p.. M. A o
Chicago A Northw'n
U.. U. V. 8.1
CoL Coal A Iron. ...
Col. A Hocking Val.
Del., L.3CK u est.
Den. A HI.. Grande.
Den. A Uio G'e. pref!
Dls. A u. v. Trust.
E.T. Va. AGa
Illinois Central ..,
Lake Erie A West..
Lake Krle A W..pref
i.aKe snore 31. -..
LonUvil'.e A NasrTe
Michigan Central. ..
National Cord. Co..
Nat. Ord.Co.. pret.
National Lead Co...
2iat, Lend Co.. nref.
New York Central.
S.Y.. C. A St. L....
N. Y C. AM. L. 1st I..
N. Y-. C. ASt. I "d I..
-V. Y.. L. E. AW... 23S nS
. y. &y. e
. Y.. O. A W
Norfolk A Western..
N". A West's, pref..
North American Co.
Northern Pac fie...
1 Nor. Pacific, pref..
I Hhi? ?Is,f
- 1 t, n t, i--;"
Peo. Dec AErana.
Pbllada. & rmaqz. '
J":. C-C.Abt. L.
P. eTc. A-M.L. prd.
It. AW. P. T.. ntd..
St. Paul A Dnluth...
St. P.. M AM.
W. A L. E., prefd..
W. E. A M. Co. assn
WHEAT A SHADE LOWER,
Corn and Oats Somewhat Higher and Hog
Chicago, Dec. SO. The annual jubilee in
terfered with business to-day. Outside or
ders were scarce in the wheat pit, There
was some talk about what the visible sup
ply statement would be likely fo show, and
it was expected there would be an increase
or about 1,500,000 Dusbels. The receipts in
tho Northwest weie smaller, thus confirm
ing reports that the heavy movement in
that section had ceased. Farmers' deliv
eries in the Northwest were very light, and
it is claimed that recent accumlations cm
side tracks are about cleaned up. Fluctua
tions weie confined within c range, and
the closing was about Je lower than the
closing prices or yesterday.
In corn the feeling developed was steadier
and values ruled somewhat higher. Initial
trades were at the final quotations of yester
day, the market was easy and sold off a
traction, hen the demand improvod, and
on buyiug by parlies supposed to be acting
for the country the price advanced e,
eased off slightly, ruled steady and closcu a
shade higher. The buying was supposed to
cover "short" sales made some time bacK
against crio corn, holders now taking their
protits and Btandiug "long" against the
same. There was some buying or May and
selling ui j -o Bfc uuuui 1.11B same ugure.
The demand lor oats was sufficient to ab
sorb the supply and cause an advance otc
Arter a slight reaction the market closed
steady at about the top figures.
The provision market was strong and
from lOo to SSc higher for port, 2c to 5c
higher for lard and from 7o to 15c higher
4or ribs. Tbe improvement was attributed
to the statistics of the har movement.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour,
steady ut recent quotations. No. 2 sprln"
wheat.7ljic: No. 3Bpring wheat. 5S59LjC; No!
2red.71jc N 0.2 corn ,40Jc. No.2oats,30c:No.
2 white, f. O.U.. 34c: No. 3 white do, 31U08
32Kc No. 2 rye, 51t$52c No. 3 barley, SST
No. 3 f. o. b., 4l5Sc; No. 1 flaxseed.
1 10J. Prime timothy seed, $2 02. Mess
pork per barrel, $14 S5H 87. Lard per 100
pottudt;, $10 50; short rius sides, loose, $3 50;
drv salted shoulders, boxed, $8 COa
8 37: short clear sides, boxed, $8 9J9 iu.
Wi.isky, distillers' finished goods, per gallon,
$1 30. Sugars, cut loaf, unchanged; granu
lated, unchanged: standard "A," unchanged.
No. 3 corn, 36Vf c
Receipt. Fiour, 24,000 barrol-: wheat. 212.
000 bushels; corn. 199.000 bushels; oats, 156,000
bushels; rye, 2,000 bushels; barley, 66,000
bushels. Shipments-Flour, 11,000 barrels;
wheat, 17.000 bushels; corn, 93,000 bushels;
oats, 134.000 bushels; rye, 8,000 bushels; barlo v.
On the Produce Exchange to-day. the
butter mirket was quiet; crenmery, 'l930c;
dairy, 1S627C. Jiggs firm; strictly fresh. 25
Range of the leading ream res. furnished bv John
M. Oakley A Co., bankers and brokers. No. 45
January. .,... .
Car receipts for toMar-Wbeat, 141: corn, 421i
oati. 107. Estimated for to-morrow Wheat, IMt
corn, 3i oata, 155.
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New York Flocb Receipts, 22,148 pack
ages; exports, '7,744 barrels,. 10,545
sticks: quiet and steady: sales, 11,000
Cor.sMEALmoieactivo and steady.
V bkat Receipts, 2 325 bushels; exports,
113.757 bushels; sales. 970,000 bushels futures,
66.000 bushels spot: spot les" active, firmer
with options: No. 2 red, 7et?79e tore and
elevator. 79jf79fo afloat; 77K79o f. o.
P.: No. 3 red, 74?75c: ungraded red, 759
77c; No. 1 Northern, 81V82e: No. 1 hare,
87Kc: No. 2 Northern, 8c; Ko. 3 spring,
72Kc; options wero dull, Jc higher and Arm:
rim opening was firm and prices advanced
Mo on strong cables, foreign buying,
declined io on realizing, rallied y&, and
closed firm; tiading entirely local, switch-in-r
and of a holiday character;Janimry,77K
77Xc closing 77c; February, 78579c clua
ing. 76Jic: March. 79Ji60Kc. closing, 79c;
Hay, 81Ji82 3-16C, closing, 81C.
Baihet halt quiet.
Cons Receipts, 22,400 bushels; exports,
18,078 bushels; sales, 85,000 bushels futures:
steamer mixed, 4SJc: options were K4
higher and firm, with trading slow and
chiefly switching; January, 1949Jc, closing
at 49jc: February, 4Mi50c, closing at 50c.
Oats Receipts. 56,700 bushels: exports. 872
bu-hels; sales, 65.0U0 bushels futures, 49.000
bushols spot; spot dull and firm: options
firmer nnd quior: May most active: May,
3SJic. closing at 38c: spot No. 2 white, 42c:
mixed Western, 38K33c; white do, 4046c;
No. 2 Chicago, 37c.
Hay quiet; shipping, 55c; good to choice.
QitocEBiES Coflee Options opened quiet
to S points np; closed 'steady 2025 points
up: nles, 41,000 bags, including: January,
16.20l&30c; Februarv. 16 05I6 20c: Mnrch,
15 9516.I0c; May, 15.7015.90o: June, 15.90c
July, 15 90c; September, 15.6515.85c; spot
Rio firmer and quiet; No. 7, 17c.
Sugar Raw firm and more active:
lair refining, 33 M6c; sales, 7,6U)
bags centrifugals, 16 test, at 3 7-16c; le
fined laiiiy active nnd firm. Molasses
New Orleans fairly active. Bice fairly ao
tlve. Cottosseed ,oil quiet and weak; crude,
4243c: yellow, 46o asked.
Tallow more active and firmer; city ($2 for
Rnsix dull and eteadv.
Tuhfestise quiet and easy at 3031c
Eggs firm nnd quiet; Western, 31c; do late
gathered, 2S9c; receipts, 3,064 packages.
Hipes steady and quiet.
Hoo peodccts Potk dull and firm. Cnt
meats dull and firm; pickled bellies, 9c.
Middles quiet and firmer; short clear, f 8 HO.
Lard firmer; Western steam closed at $10 85;
sales. 350 tierces at $10 8D10 90; option sales,
none; January. $10 80: May, $10 15.
DAiny pboducts Butter, li ht receipt
and firmer. Cheese in moderate demand
New Orleans Rice steady: ordinary to
good, 23c. Sugar Open kettle strong;
strictly piinm to choice, SJc: fully fair to
prime. 3 1S-1Gc; fair to good lair, 2
2 15 16c; common to good common,
-J?ic: centrirogil steady: off white, iVi
4iv: grav do. 35ilc: choice ynllow
clarified, 3 13-163c; urime do. 3 lM6S?c;
off do, 3 7-16o;e; seconds, 2J3Jc Mo
lasons strong; open kettle, lane v,b3u; choice,
3n3lc; good prime, 2E27c; prime,
.'4B'25c: good common to good lair, 2023c;
fermenting, 35c lower than sound goods:
centrifugal choice, 18c: strictly prime, 16c;
prime to good prime, l!g15s; fair to good
fair, 9llc; common to good common, 67&
Philadelphia Flour Steady, with fair
business in desirable trade brands. Wheat
firm and advanced c under stronger cables
and lair inquirv tor export; No. 2 led, 7Sc:
January, 767tc; Feb-uary, 77ii77jC;
March, 787SJic Corn Options lu higher
under light offerings, but ruled quiet. Local
car lots dull and unchanged; No. 2 mixed,
December, 46Ji4Sc; January, 47K4Sc: Feb
ruary, 4rt4Kc; March. 4Sti4Sc Oats
Car lots film ich falrlooal trade demand;
futures nominal: No. 3 white, 33c; do clipped,
3lJc; No. 2 white, 40c Eggs qniet, but
firm with small supplies; Pennsylvania
Minneapolis May opened at 70o and
closed at 70c,after selling up to71Kc. Ifbero
was ho tiading. The openiiu.' was tne weaK
est point in the session. There was about
the usual demand for cash wheat and prices
closed a little stronger: No. 1 Northern
ranged at, 6463c; No. 2 Northern went at
6061c, wbicii is about lc better than early
in tho w oek Receipts hero wore 243 cars,
and at Duluth and Superior, 168 cars. Close:
May, 70Kc: December, 65c On track: No. 1
hard, 66;c: No. 1 Northern, 6CJc; No. 2
Cincinnati Flour in moderate demand
and steadv. Wheat quiet: No. 2 red, 70c;
receipts, 500 bushols; shipments. 2 000 bush
els. Corn in f?oo.l demand and steady; No. 2
xnixid.4lo. Oats in nioderate -demand anil
steady: No. 2 mixed, 35c Rye in good de
mand and strong; No. 2, 56c Pore strong at
$15 87. Laro stiong at$10 37. Bulk meats
steady at $8 62. Bacon dull at $9 S710 00.
WhlsKy steady and firm; sales, 803 bai rels ut
$1 30. Butter strong. Eggs strong. Sugar in
light demand and steady. Cheese steady.
St. Louis-Flour Dull and unchanged.
Wheat advanced c early, but roll off later,
and closed about Uc above yesterday'ji;cash,
67c: December. 07c: January, 67Jc; Febru
ary,67Jc; May, 74c; J nly, 73c. Coin went like
wheat, and closed a fraction above yester
div; cash, 3fiJc; January, 36c: February,
37J&; March. 33c; May, 41itlc. Oats
May, 34Jc Rve quiet at 49c. liariev Noth
ing done. Bian quiet at 60:. Hay un
changed. Flaxseed steady at $1 OS. Corn
meal quiet at $1 80.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat steady;'
may, iuc: .ao. a spring, 00c; Do. 1 northern.
70c Corn dull; No. 3. 3636c Oats
active; Na 2 white, 32Q34c; No. 3 do, 30
32. -Barley quiet; No. 2, 64c; sample, 3o
62c. Rye quiet: No. L 66c Provisions Arm.
Poik January, $15 87. Lard January,
$10 50. Receipts Flour, 7,800 barrels; wheat,
32,500 bushels: barley, 35,000 bushels. Ship
mentsFlour, 20,000 bushels; wheat, 39 700
bushels; barley, 23,000 bushels.
Baltimore Wheat No. 2 red, spot and
December, 75c; May, 80?c Corn firm;
mixed spot, 4bc; May, 50c naked. Oats dull
nnd steady: No. 2 white Western, 4142c
Rye dull; No. 2, nominally 53c. Hay quiet.
Grain ireights quiet and unchanged. Pro
visions unchanged. Butter firmer; rolls,
fino, 23c Eggs active, 2S29o. Coffee Arm:
Rio, rair No. 7, 17c
Kansas City Wheat dull and lower; No. 2'
hard, 63g54c; No. 2 red, 68g69c Corn
steadv. Ao. 3 mixed, S233L'c: No. 2 white.
8434c. Oats weak: No. a mixed, 28
28c; No. 2 while, 3031c E-gs quiet at 22
J3c. Receipts Wheat, 48,000 bushels: corn,
4,0j0 bushel; oats, none. Shipments
Wheat, 60.000 bushels; corn, 8,000 bushels;
Toledo No. 2, sort red wheat, 72Jc: May,
highest. 78c: close, 77Jc; o advauce. Corn
No.2, 39c Oats No. 2, about 35c. Cloverseed
Prime, cash and December, $8 00; Februarv,
$8 05; March, $8 10. Receipts Wheat, 23,077
bushels; corn, 80,861 bushels: oats, 1,743 bush
els. Shipments Wheat, 16.648 bushels; corn,
5,000 bushels, oats, 600 bushels.
Buffalo Wheat No. 1 Northern,- 78c;
No. Bred, 77c. Corn No No. 2 in store heie.
Receipts Wheat, 27,000 bushels: corn, 16 000
bushels. Shipments Wheat, 52,000 bushels;
corn, 00,000 bushels.
Sheep and Wool Statistics.
Bostox, Dec 30. The Commercial Bulletin
will print to-morrow in Its annual statistical
review of tho wool trade of the United
States the rollowing interesting comparisons
with 1891: The numberof sheen in the coun
try increased Irom 43,430,000 to 41.93S.000. The
United" States clip Increased Irom 307,401,507
pounds to 333.019,150 pounds. The stock of
domestic wool on hand December31in Bos
ton increased from 23,705,339 pounds to 30
650,500 pounds. The stock of roroign in
Boston increased from 1,609,300 to 4,311,000.
The sales lor the year in Boston increased
32,292,141 pounds over those of 1SSL Boston
increased her sales by 6,000,000 pounds more
wool than the entire increase of the domes
tic clip. The total stock in the country is
but 68,354,000 pounds 'domestic, and 18,388,875
pounds loreign, against 78,991,400 pounds do
mestic and 21.151,606 pounds foreign, Decem
ber 31, 189L The consumption or all grades
of wool by American mills shows an In
crease of 59.000,000 pounds overlS91.
New York, Dec 30. Business in drygoods
wasnlmost entirely restricted to the com
pletion of lormer sales by delivery of the
goods. Agents complained that thev could
not get them fast encugh to meet'the de
mands of customers, who wore wanting
thorn ahead of the contract time. Between
agents and clothiers there was a relatively
active business iu new goods.
New Touk, Dec 30. Cotton- steady; mid
dling uplands, 9Jc; do New Orleans, 10c;
sales, 7.997 bales; futures closed steauy;
sales, 125,700 bales; January, 9.62o: February,
9.73c; March, 9.84c; April, 9.9ic; Mav, 10.03c;
June, 10.11c; July 10.17c: August, 10.21c.
New Tobx, Dec 3a Wool quiet and firm;
domestic fleece, 2532c; pulled, 20032c:
Texas. 1521c "
Philadelphia, Sec SO. Prices of wool
steady and unchanged.
New York Mrtal Market.
New York, Dec 30. Pig Iron qulot and
steady: American, $12 7515 50. Copper dull
UUU BlBKUyi IKJLC, VI 2U. MfSU QUietl O.OU1QS I
tic, $S 85. Tin firmer! straits, lis 60.
LOCAL STOCKS QUIET.
A Sale of a Thousand-Share Lot of
Dnqnesne the Big Feature.
PHILADELPHIA CO. STRONGER.
Central Traction Shows a Tendencj To
OTHERS STEADY AD ENCHAXGED
"With the exception of a sale of 1,000
shares of Duquesne traction at 27, the
market for local securities to-day was quiet
and rather uninteresting, the sales being
for small, odd lots and the bids and offers
about the same as those made the previous
day, Philadelphia Company was fraction
ally firmer, presumably on expectations
that the statement ior the current quarter
will be a very bullish one and
Central traction gained a fraction,
but there was no noteworthy
change, in anything else on the list. A
thousand-share transaction is rather an
unusual occurrence on the local board, but
the transaction in Duquesne excited but
little comment, and may therefore be con
sidered as of no special significance. It
was whispered, however, that the stoct
went into strong hands.
The unlisted 'street railway shares closed
as follows: P. & B. traction, 24Ji25;
Duquesne traotion, 27J27Ki .. A. & il.
Generally speaking bi okers are very san
guine with icgard to the near future of the
market. There are few things on the
usually active list that are cousldered high,
and it Is accounted certain that the rein
vestment of the January disburenients
will result In mateiially higher prices for
many of the favorites.
A New Bank for Pittsburg.
Notice is given that on the 3d of April,
1S92, Henry A. Davis, Christopher Magee,
Jr.. Wilkins LInnart and Charles Cornelins
will make application for the charter of an
intended corporation to be called the Bank
of Secured Savings, of Pittsburg, the cap
ital to be $100,000, par 50. The institution
will do a savings bank business, receiving
deposits of $1 and upward, paying interest
thereon and lending such deposits on
first mortgages. It will, also leceive
deposits subject to check, and on this side or
the account will discount only on gilt-edged
collateral. So far as the securing or good
investments for the savings deposits is con
cerned, Messrs. Davis, 'Magee and Cornelius
have special facilities, by reason of their
practice in the Orphans' Court, wbicii gives
them the handling or large amounts of trust
funds Mr. Wilkins L,inharr, who has been
Identified with the Safe Deposit Company
and the People's Savings Bank oovering al
together a period of 30 years, is also especi
ally well fitted to build up a business for the
The property No. 416 Grant street hasbeen
purchased, and it will be lemodoled into a
modern banking house. Tho stoct is prac
tically all taken.
Sales and Closing Quotations.
The transactions recorded on the Ex
change sales board to-day were as follows:
6 shares P., A. &M. traction
2 shares Pleasant Valley Kailway
I1.000P. JcB. traction 5s
8 shares Philadelphia Company
1 share Philadelphia Company
1,000 shares Duquesne traction
4 shares Dnquesne Paction
Total sales, 1,021 shares stock and
bonds. Closing bids and offers:
Bla 1 Ask
Com Nat Bank
First Nat Bank re.
Iron City Nat. Bank
Armenia ... ........
Western Ins Co
P. N. CJ. A P. Co...
Pa. Gas Co
Wheeling Gas Co...
Citizens Traction. ..
Pitts.. Y. & Ash....
Pitts, ft Castle S...,
Pitts. W. A Kr...
N. Y. t C. G. C. C.
Pg. A Birmingham.
Hidalgo Mln. Co...
La Noria Mln. Co ..
Luster Sllnlng Co..
Monon. Water Co..
Unions. AS. Co...
U. b. A S. Co. pfo:..
West. Airbrake Co.
West Brake Co.ltd.
Standard U C. Co..
U.S. Glass, com
40 . .. 4G
MX 133 135
78 77 78
65 .... 65
Closing Philadelphia Quotations.
Buffalo. New York and Philadelphia. 6j
Lehigh Valley 57V
Lehigh Navigation 52
Philadelphia and Erie 3'
Northern Pacific common 18
Northern Pacific preferred 47J
Boston, Dec. 30. Special, Tho closing
quotations of Electric stocks to-day were:
Boston Klectrlc Light Co
Edison Electric III
General Electric Co
General Electric preferred
Westlnghuitse, second preferred..
Weatinghoube, first preferred
Ft. Wayne Electric
Ft. Wayne Electric (A)
Thomson-Houston Tr. D
Thomson-Houston -E. Elec Weld.
Boston Stocks Closing Prices.
Atch. A Top.... HX
Boston A Albany ....20S
Boston A Maine 169
Chi. Bur. A Q M7J4
Eastern R. R.. 6s...tU9
FItchbnrg K.B.prd S3
Mass. Cent 18
Mux. Cent, com IUJ
N. If. AN. E 46
N. Y. A N.tng. 7s.tll8
Old Colony 184
Rutland com 2
Wis. Cent, com 14
Atlantic . V,i
Boston A Mont..
Calumet A Hecla
tloston Land Co.
San Dlegn Land Co. til
West End Land Co.. 17J4
Bell Telephone 209
Lamson Stores t 1!4
Butte A Boston Cop. 10'A
The block of Duquesne traction was sold
by S. S. PInkorton to Morris & Brown. Mr.
Pinkerton also sold P. & B. 5s to W. E.
Thompson & Co.
H. M. Long sold P., A. & JS. and P. T. to J.
Bamsey, and Lawrence & Co. sold Philadel
phia Company to Lone.
The Metropolitan National Bank has de
clared a semi-annual divideud of 3 per cent,
payable on and after January 2.
On 'Chanite to-day Fred Blnehart bid 9 for
an v part of 500 shares of Luitre.
Westinghouse Electric second preferred
was weaker in Boston to-day. at 33)34. The
best and only bid was S3.
H. M. Long says he is confident the Phila
delphia Compauy has gas enough and to
spare, and that the complaints are dne
solely to small service pipes and frost in the
connecting pipes. He believes Philadelphia
is one ot the best purchases on the list.
An active and buoyant local market is
looked for early next mouth.
The statement of the Chicago, Burlington
and Qulncy Railroad for November shows
an Increase in net earnings of $23,297, as
compared with a year ago. The inoiease in
net earnings ror the II months ending No
vember 30 Is $600,318. '
In addition to the $500,000 gold reported
engaired for export to Europe by the steam
ship La Normandie, $200,000 was taken tor
shipment to Canada, making xbo total sent
across the border this week $850,000.
The general sales agents or tho anthracite
coal companies have fixed tbe output; for
January at 2.750,000 tons. For January, 1E92,
it was 2.500,000 tons.
Tbe lease of the Commercial Telegraph
Company to the Postal Telegraph has been
completed. The lease is for 99 years from
January 1, 1893, ana the termsrare 6 per cent
to the Commercial company on its capital
The contest mado try tbe old directors of
the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Com
pany against the control or the company
passing into the hands of the Baltimore and
Ohio has been brought to a close by the vol
untary resignation of four of the five re
maining members of the old board.
J. S. Bactie & Co. to Oakley & Co.: Bead
ing was the only weak-stock On tho list, and
was influenced by the story of a new bond
issue: the great troublo with this, system is
that the president of tho company is too en
terprising a man, and ir spreading ont at
such a quick rate that conservative men are
becorainir nervous. The general market
ces strong, as money was quite easy, con
sidering it was the last day of the month,
while the sentiment throughout the country
is of a bullish character. Still, the situation
of the silver question Is such as to make a
irreat advance impossible. Tho bulls say
that the law will be repealed but the smart
est politicians are or the opinion that nuth
lnsr can be done this session.
From Sprout & Co.'s market letter: Money
was firmer in the morning and the rate ad
vanced to 78 per cent, beine quite firm at
S6 per cent ut the close. The tact, how
over, that no real stringency was apparent
and that the supply at the quoted rates was
talr seemed to have some influence, so that
in tho last hour of tbodava goneral cover
ing movement set in. "The list reflected
these influences and seems desirous or clos
idg the year with a bullish tendency, though
the general conditions have not changed to
an extent which would Jnstify expectations
of a decidedly bettor market.
200 ACRES CHANGE HANDS.
Colonel Piper, of Piper & Clark, Buys a
Tract Near Latrobo and fVill Erect a
L irgo Canning Establishment Thereon
Other Late Deals.
Fbiday, Dec. 30.
It- is reported on good authprity that
Colonel George Piper, of the firm of Piper
& Clark, the Fourth avenue real estate
brokers, has purchased 200 acres of ground
adjacent to Latrobe, for a price close to
$30,000. This.property, it is said, will be
subdivided into small tracts', a number of
which have been taken up by residents near
Latrobo. A large canning house is to De
erected, so the rumor has it, on a portion of
this sround, in which enterprise the Colonel
is a large stockholder.
Though Mr. Piper could not be seen to ver
ify the report, being out of the city, the in
formation was received from a very reliable
source and Is undoubtedly correct.
A Little Gossip.
The consideiation in the sale of theSchen
ley leasehold, No. 41 Cedar avenue. Alle
gheny, mado by Jonn K.Ewing & Co., 16
poi'ted In this column yesterday as being
$3,000, should have read $300.
1 he final paper- in the sale of the proper
ties 2os. 18 ami 20 Diamond street from W.
C. Lyne to N. S. Snyder, were passed to-day
in the office of M. F. Hippie & Co. This
realty, as was mentioned in this column
some time ago, sold lor $53,000. As showing
the increase iu the value ot this property, it
is noted that Mr. Lyne purcha-ed it less
than three years ago for about $30,000.
Only one permit was Issued to-day. That
was taken out by the Twenty-seventh Ward
School Board ior a brick addition or two
stories to the Twenty-seventh ward school
house, near the Twenty-second street in
cline; cost, $11,000.
Latest Sales Eeported.
S. A. Dickie & Co. sold ror J. P. Edgar to
M. W. Dickie a lot on Frankstown avenue,
Brushton, 40x140.50 feet, price confidential;
nlso sold ror J. Montcomery to W. II. nln
450x135 feet on Bennett stieet, for $10,375.
Lliigett Broi. have just sold for Mrs. Ellen
M. Edtrar, or Omaha, Nob., to Frank K. Lig
gett, 4 acres of ground situated on Water
street, Wilklnoburg, (orS7,C0J.
Black A Baird sold thf pioperty on the
northeast corner of Breed's UUI and Fannel
streets, Nineteenth ward, being a new frame
dwelling on a lot 0x100 feet, ior $3,500. The
purchaser was James M. Clark.
The Burrell and Kensington Improvement
companies report the iollowlng sale of lots
at Kensington: James M. Patterson, Salts
bur.', lot 915. block 23, $425; Thompson McEl
fiesli. New Kensington, lot 109, block 4,
$787 50 cash; Hurry Lhrhtenstein, Allegheny,
lor SI. block 5, $1,000.
D. Beheu & bon sold to William Quigley a
corner lot 27x112 feet, 011 Forley street, Six
teenth ward, with a shop 'and slaughter
house, lor $1,000.
Scott & McMlllon sold for Hurry Gratb to
J. Taylor Glass the property corner Sweeney
and Overhill srreeis. Sixth ward.AHeghenv,
beine a lot 20x103, for $050. Mr. Gralb bought
this lot from the above-named firm iu No
vember for $475 cash.
James II. D.ape & Co. report the following
sales: A house and lot near tleseiner, on
"Pennsylvania Railroad, for $2,250 cash; a lot'
and small building on Webster avenue for
$1,030 cash; a transaction In two houses and
lots In the suburbs ior$5,000; also of collat
eral Interest in lour pieces of property of
Money continues to rule firm locally at 6
per cent, and the position of lenders is not
likely to change much until the January dis
bursements are made and the general situa
tion becomes a little more clearly defined.
Eastern exchange and currency are trading
New York, Dec. 30. Money on call was
fairly active, ranging rrom 3 to 10 per cent,
last loan 5, ulixed offered at 6. Prime mer
cantile paper J6. Si erlinsr exchange steady,
with actual business ut $4 85l 8M ror to
day bankers' bills and l 87KS4 81 for
Bostoy, Deo. 30. Call loans, 68. Time
Clearing House Figures.
,.$2, ICO, 735 29
.. 388,573 29
Same day last weok:
New York, Dec. 30. Clearings, $116,618,951;
Boston. Dec. 30. Clearings. $15,703,616: bal
ances, $1,521,373. Money, 67 per cent. Ex
change on sow York. 10c discount to par.
Philadelphia. Dec. DO. Clearin?s,$12,601 50;
Baltimore, Dec. 30. Clearlnss, $1,835,115;
balances, $262,625. Money, 6 per cent.
St. Louis. Dec. 30. Clearimrs, $3 953,834; 0al
nnces, $0,705. Money quiet at 67 per cent.
Exchange on New York, 75c pieiuluui.
Chicago, Dec. 30. Clearings to ditv. $17,706,
203. New York exchange, 80c premium.
Sterling exchanse stronger: $4 85 for
60.day bills and $4 83 for sight drafts. Money
strong at 6 per cent.
Memphis, Dec. 30. Cleailnjs, $;99,745: bal
ances, $131,052. New York Exchange selling
Cincinnati, Dec 30. Money 4JJ6 per cent.
New York Exchange, 50c premium. Clear
New York, Dec. 30. Special. Bar sliver
in London, unchanged at 3SJ.d per ounce.
New York dealers' price for assay bars. 82Jc
London, Dec. 3a Amount of bullion with
drawn irom tbe Bank of Eugland on bal
ance to-day, X20.000.
Paris, Dec SO. Three per cent rentes,
97f 95o for the account.
London, Dec. 30. p. m. Close Consols,
money and account, 93; New York. Penn
srivania and Ohio firsts, SOi; Canadian Pa
cific, 91J4; Erie, 21 Illinois Central, 101JJ:
Mexican, ordinary, 21J4; St. Paul, common,
79U; New York t'entral, 112: Pennsylvania,
55i: Beading, S7; Mexican Central, new
li, 67. Bar silver, 33 1-16J. Money, 2J2K
per cent. Rate o discount In the open
market for both short and three months'
bills per cent.
1892 CLOSING QUIETLY.
The Wholesale Merchandise Markets
Barron of Noteworthy Features The
Demand Strictly Local and Confined to
Small Lots of Goods for Current Use.
Friday, Dec. 30.
Operations on the part of the city and
nearby retailers were fairly liberal to-day,
as they usually are on Friday, especially
among the produce commission men, but
the markets as a rule were barren of note
worthy features, the 'movements being only
in ' response to immediate requirements.
There is nothing doing in the way of stock-lng-up
and In a general way the year is clos
iair up -quietly.
The leading feature of the grocery market
at the moment is the activity and strength
of canned goods.
The northwestern Miller in its last issue dis
cusses cue congestion of tbe flour market on
both sides of tbe ocean by xiverproduction,
and urges millers of spring wheat to unite
in measures calculated to produoe a parity
In prices of flour and wheat.' It.is u very
Important question and ennuerns wheat
dealers as well as flour manufacturers. It Is
claimed that at present prices fioUr cannot
be mado without loss, and thia-la a depress
ing element. Cannot winter whoartmlllers
also unite upon similar purposes?
A report irosi Jamestown, N, D., says th
outlook for tho coming year is favorable as
far as spring wheat larmlng Is concerned.
Considerable rain and snow fell at the open
ing of winter, and the soil has absorbed con
siderable moisture. The roads are lu fine
condition and stimulate the marketing or
bin sweepings of wheat.
It is estimated that the quantity of wheat
in farmers' hands in the Northwest January
1 wi 1 be 37,000,000 to 10,000.000 bushels, against
80,000,000 to 85,000,000 bushels a year ago. This
estimate Is given by tho elevator people in
Grain, Flour and Feed,
Sales on call at the "Grain and Flour
Exchange to-day: One car No. I feeding
prairie hay, ten days, $923; one oar do., same
delivery. $9 CO.
Receipts bulletined: Yiathe P., C C. ASt.
L., 1 car middlings, 1 car leed, 2 cars wheat,
4 cars corn, 2 cars oats, 1 car straw. Scars
hay: via the P., Ft. W. & C, 2 cars malt, 7
cars hay, lcar straw, 1 car rye, 1 car corn.
Total, 23 cars.
RANCE OF THE MAItKLT.
IThe iollowlng quotations for grain, feed, hay
and straw are ror earlota on track. Dealers charge
a small advance rrom store. J
SVueat-.No. 2 re J
No. 3 red
Corn No. 2 yellow ear
High mixed ear
No. 2 yellow shelled
High mixed shelled
0TS-No. 1 white
No. 2 white
Extra No. 3 white
Mixed '.'.'.'.'.'. '.
RTE-No. 1 Western
No. 2 Western
Flocb Clobbers' prlccsi-Fancy brands. $1 75
4 85: standard winter patents. $4 504 75: spring
patents. S4 514 tv: straight winter. $4 OOM 3:
clear winter, SJ 754 CO: XXX haters, 3 Ji&J 85;
rye. $3 353 60.
The Exchange Price Current quotes flour in car
loads ou tract, as rollows:
Patent winter 3 75(31 00
Patent spring 4 10C44 15
Straight winter 3 25O3 50
Clear winter. 3 (0(S3 25
Low grades 2 0(2 55
Bye flour 3 00(33 25
Sprlne bakers 3 '-MJI 50
Millkkd No. 1 white middlings. al7 COS
18 03: No. 2 white middlings. t6XX2!ffaO: winter
wheat bran. (14 7.van 00: brown middlings, $15 5U
16 00: chop. $16 0021 00.
HAY-Cliolce timothy, $140014 25; No. 1 timo
thy. $13 25Ji)13 SO: No. 2 tlmofhv. $120o12 50;
mixed clover and timothy, $1250(913 03: packing.
$7 CO?S 00: No. 1 reeding prairie. rJU.3 50; No.2
do. $1 0U5$ 50: wagon har, $15 00 17 00.
STRAW-Wheai, S0C&650; o.it, $70C7 50; rye,
SCGAR Patent cut loaf. 5c: cubes, 5c; pow.
dered. 5c: granulated (standard). 4c: confcctlon-
23 3-20c: second grades. 2?23c: fancy grades. 27
32c. Loose Java. 33337Mc: Mocha. a35c:
Muracaibo. 23c: Peaherrv: 2S284c: Santos. 2S
ISMc: Caracas 30S-31.Hc: Kin. 2427J5C
MOLASSES-Choice, 33)s(834c; finer. 5S)436c:
centrifugals, 23J0c; new crop New Orleans, 44
&TRUP Corn sTrnp, 2323c; sugar syrup, 2G30c;
fancy fl ivors, 3I(S)32c; blackstrap. I5!6c.
Fruits London laver raisins. $2 50: California
London layers. $2 ll(oi2 15: California muscatel,
bags, 66c: boxed. 1 15(31 25: Valencia, 7!4S7Jc:
fjmlara Valencia, S'.fSXc: Ca'irornla sultanas. II
CUlJic; currants. 4j5c: Calllornla prunes. 11,S')
15c; French prunes, Sjllc: California seedless
raisins, 1-lb cartons, $3 ixi: lemon peel. 1010.4c.
BICE Fancy head Carolina. 6!46,Sc; prime to
choice, 5?if6c; Louisiana, 5,H0c:JaTa. 5,45ic:
Canned Goods Standard peaches, 2 002 25:
extra peaches. $: 352 50: seconds. $1 85(31 95; pie
peaches, fl 201 25: lluest corn, $1 451 50: llar
lord county com. $1 05l 10: lima beans. V 20
1 25: soaked. S035c: rarlr June peas. $1 151 7a:
marrowfat peas. (I 05I 10; soaked. 75S0c: French
peas, SI5 CU2U to y loj cans, or $1 75(iij OJ 3 dozen:
pineapples. (I 351 50; extra do. ?7J0: Ualumadn.
$2 90; Damson plums. Eastern, $135; California
pears. $2 2532 85; do green gages, tl 75: do egg
p urns, $1 75; do apricots, (I 851 So: do extra
white cherries, $2 IbCqyZ 60: do red cherries, 2-lb
cans. 31 75; raspberries. $1 315)1 50: strawberries
?1 151 25: gooseberries. Jl 10t 25: tomatoes.il 05
$1 15; salmon. 1-lh. tl 251 35; blackberries. 7530c:
succotash, 2-lb cans, soaked, 90c: do standard. 2-!b
cans. $1 2"1 50: corned beef. 2-lb cans, $1 75(31 10:
to. 11-lb. $13 50: roast beef. 2-lb. $1 85: chipped
beef. 1-lb cans, $1 851 Co: baited beans, $1 251 35:
lobsters. 1-lb. $2 25: mackerel, rresh. 1-lb. 51 90;
broiled. $1 50: sardines, domestic, lit. (3 85; Ks.
$.125; Vs. mustard. $3 00: Imported, Ms. $10 50
12 50: Imported, Us. (IS fr3I3 00; canned apples,
3-lb. 7oa0c: gallons. l 60S; 90.
OILS Carbon, 110, 6c: headlight, 6!c: water
white. 7c: Elaine. 13c; Ohio legal test. GUc; miners'
winter white, 3340c; do summer, 3233c.
72 S 73
46 (A 4C.4
58 & 57
Large hams .$ 32tf
Shoulders sugar-cured 1C4
Btcou shoulders 9!4
Dry salt shoulders i
BreaKfast bacon 12
Clear bellies, smoked 10,'-3
Clear bellies, dry salt 9i
Dried beer, knuckles I.:
I.ard(rcnncd), tierces ll'4
TwoSMb cases 11
Lard (comDoundl. tierces S1a
Hair barrels 8,'s
Two 50-lb cases Sy
Flve-lb cases 8
Ten-lb cases .-... 6.4
Mess pon:, heavy 17 00
Mess pork, light 18 00
Butter aud Cheese.
BtTTTFR Elgin creamery, 32'33c: Ohio
brands 2829c; choice to fancy dairy and country
roll. 25?7l:' fair to medium trades, 18(324c: low
grades. 12irc: cooking, 9llc; grease. G3c.
Ciieesb Ohio, fall made, llfflHHc: summer
made. 1010)sc: New York. ll412c: fancv Wis
consin Swiss blocks, 14Hl5c: du bricks. lsQj.'tc;
Wisconsin sweltzer. In tubs, 1313sc; llmberger,
10)llc; Ohio Swiss, 13I4c.
Esgs and Poultry.
Eoos Strictly fresh Pennsylvania and Ohio, 29
30c: special marks, 31c: cold storage. 232Sc
Poultry Live bpiing chickens. 5o60c per
pair: old chickens. 6V375c: aucks, 65375c: jreee,
tl 23l 50; turkeys. 1213c per ft. Dressed
Cliicitens, 13315c per lb: turkeys, 172uc; ducks. 18
18c; geese, nlJc.
Berries, Fruit and Vegetables.
Cranberries are moving slowly at about
$3 CO per box.
Apples are firmer at $2 504 00 per-bbl:
Florida oranges, $2 253 CO per box: Messina
do. $2 22 50; lemons, $3 254 25; pineapples,
1015c each Dy the bbl: do, extra large, 22
25c; bananas, $1 252 25 per bunch: Malaga
grapes, $6 003 00 per keg; Persian dates,
5c peril) by the case or mat.
Cabbage, $2 502 75 per bbl for domestic
and $15 004816 00 per 100 for German; onions.
52 75.l 00 per bbl for yellow D.invers and
$1 M.l 40 pur box ior Spanish; tnrnipa,
12 252 50 per bbl; rutabagas SI 151 23;
berti, $2 252 50r parinips, $2 502 75; carrots,
$1 501 75; celery, 2510c per dozen bunches.
Potatoes are quoted at 75S0c per bu from
store. Jersey sweets $1 20tj4 50 per bbl;do
seconds, $3 C0Q3 25.
Everything under this head Is firmly held
under a good 'demand and continued lavor
able weather. Qnotations: Quail, $2 CO
Qi 25 per dozen; pheasants, $7 007 50;
prairie chickens. $6 507 00; squirrels. $1 5(1
51 75; Mallard ducks, 5 005 50: rabbits, 25
10o per pair; Jack rabbits, 75cJl GO; veni
son, carcass, 11 Uc per lb; do, saddles, 16
Dried and Evaporated Frnit.
Apples, evaporated, 50-lb boxes, 9Jo per
lb; sun-driei rings, oc; common dried
quarters, 45c- apricots, 1518c; pitted
cherries, 17c; California peaches, 14I7c;
common dried, 89Jc; California pe.trs,
16Vc; doplums, pitted, 15c: raspberries, 21
($ayc: Leghorn cif-on. li15c; dittos, 5c:
flis, 914c; nectarines, 10c; orange peel. 13
Seeps Choice mammoth clover, fs 50 per bu;
choice Western timothy. 12 (XS5)1 15.
Buckwheat Flouu 2U:(!C per lb.
Beaxs New York and suclucun pea beans. $1 95
2 (X) per bu: hand-picked medium, tl 9021 95:
i.lnia, 4)4!c per lb; Pennsylvania and Ohio
beans, SI ul 80 per bu.
PEAS Dried, SI 801 90perbu; dried corn, 8,
9c per lb.
lliuKSWAX Choice ydlow. 32335c; dark. 2630c.
Cider New country. (1 O0j 50 per bbl; and
reBned. 87 007 50: crab. $3 aigi 50.
IfoxET Xew crop white clover, 18'20c per lb;
buckwheat. UJf.IGc: strained honey. 9i0c.
TALL' w Country rough, 3;lc per lb ; city ren
Flatheks Extra live gf cse, 5300c per lb; No.
2 do. 4Sffl50c: mlved, 3040c.
PICKLES ft 50SJ3 50 per barrel.
Porconif-3J(84!c per lb.
Hides Green steer hides, trimmed. 75 lbs aud
up, 714c: creen steer hides, trimmed. CO to 75 lbs, 7c;
green steer hides, trimmed, under b0 lbs, 6c; green
cow hliies. tr mmed, all weights. 4c: green bull
hides, trimmed, all weights, 4c: green calf skins.
No. 1, 6c: green cair skins. No. i, 4e: green steir
nines, mmmen, siueoranuea, 4c; green salt steers.
No. 1. GO lbs ami up. 775c; greeu salt cows. .No.
1. all wptzhta. 43434c: irreen salt calf. No. I. A to 15
lbs. 5K(2kc: irreeu salt klD. No. I. 15 to 25 lbs. -Iffi5c:
1MUUCI M, V. t. ,W ,W 1,
mcolf: No. 1 calf. 2c off.
ruunertlp. No. 1. 10 to 15 lbs,3Hc; No. 2 hides.
Nuts Peanuts, green. 34!jc per lb; do
roasted, $1 151 25 per bushel: hickory nuts. 7c
tjl'00: sheHbarks. ft 00 1 25: new walnuts. GOfSfloc:
old do. 50&55C; butternuts. 5055e for old and 60(3
65c for new; aiberts. Sc per lb: almonds. Tarra
gona, 18c; dolvlca. 16c: do piper shell. 25c: shelled
almonds. 35c: Brazil nuts. SfaSfec: French walnutA.
9c; pecans,' 10c; Naples walnuts, 13c; Grenoble
No Christmas and New Year's table should
bo without a bottle of Angostura Bitters,
the world renowned appetizer of exquisite
flavor. Be waro of counterfeits.
Da Witt's Little Early Risers. Best pill
for biliousness, ilok headaohe, malaria.
A DULL CLOSE IN IRON.
Prices Irregular, With Ressemer and
Gray Forge Weaker.
SOFT BILLETS BARELY STEADY.
A Few Indications of an Improvement
Iarly rxt Tear.
A FAIF.LT GOOD VOLUME OP SALES
Friday, Dec. 30.
There has been a large falling off in tbe
demand for leading descriptions of raw iron
and steel. As most of the mills are under
going repairs, "they will be in no hurry to
start up until there is a better demand.
While some fix the date for an improve
ment in trade at tbe middle of January,
others say it will be the first of February
before there will be a revival of business.
Soft steel is making such inroads on iron as
to promise that in a very short period it will
have usurped the place of the latter alto
gether. It is more economically manufact
ured and yields more profit than muck bar.
Eeports recently published show that
many pnddlmg furnaces have been
closed down for lack of orders,
evidencing the fact that the uumber in
operation was in excess of requirements.
"While the leading furnaces are not forcing
the market by ofiering concessions, a num
ber of transactions are reported at prices a
shado below the quoted rates a short time
ago. Certain dealers appear anxious 10
realize, but there are others who are con
tent towuit and take the chances or tbe
market. At the same time the shading sys
tem is hy no means general, but the knowl
edge that orders for the small lots taken
have been placed at a slight reduction on
previous quotations causes the market to
exhibit a uepressedand unsettled condition.
In the present staie of tbe pig iron trade
there is little in the situation to
wairant the belief that prices will
shortly improve, although, statistically,
the market is in very satisfac
tory shape. Consumers' yards, uenerally.are
bare or stocR; purchases cannot, therefore,
be postponed'iudeiiiiitely and as deliveries
are being taken freely there U a possibility
that the resumption or active buying after
the opening ot the new year may enable
holders to maintain prices, or even secure a
A Few Words Prom the East.
An Eastern dealor says of the situation:
"Sellers are beginning to recognize the fact
that buyers have hold ou so long that they
must of necessity be In the mark of early in
the new year, so that it is hardly worth
while trying to persnadu them that delays
may be dangerous. Kailler in the month
there was considerable pressure to realize,
and while holders are still anxious for busi
ness they begin to feel that .bey have about
reached the extreme limit as regards prices,
lor which reason it is not uuliKcly that a
period or reaction may be near at hand.
Everything Uepends on developments dur
ing the next 20 days, ir consumers really
need material to the extent that is
supposed it will soon show iiself,
and that is precisely what both sides are
trying to And oui. Taking everything Into
consideration it is not unlikely that just a
tiiflbol improvement will be the next turn
in the market. There are too many sellers
to permit anything very decided, but al
most any kind of demand will be sufficient
to counteract further weakness, and, al
though the closing week of the year suows
prices to average the lowest on record, and
the outlook not specially encouragiug.there
is, at least, the satis.'act.on o knowing that
under any circumstances anj tiling beyond
a mere fractional decline iu prices is simply
Closing Temper and .-ales of tho "Week.
The market closed weak for leading de
scriptions of iron; gray forge declined 10
15c; Bessemer dull and unchanged; soft steel
billets quiet. Dealers are indifferent about
Dusiness, preferring to await the develop
ments of the new year. Tno week's transac
tions were as follows:
coke-smeltkd lake asd nativs ores.
1,500 tons llesjemer, January, Febru
1.5C0 tons gray forge. January,
1. COO tons Bea-cmer
..S13 70 cash
12 40 cash
13 75 cash
12 50 cash
12 35 cash
12 50 cash
1,000 tons grar lorge
1.C0O tons gray furze
60U tons gray forge
50J tons Bessemer
600 tons .No. 2 foundry ,
500 tons Bessemer
3-'.0 tous No. 2 louudry. city mrnace...
too tons No. 1 rouudry
200 tons no. 2roundry ,
150 tons No. 1 foundry
I5'Jlonso. 2 foundry
13 75 cash
13 2S cash
13 70 cash
12 50 cash
13 75 cash
14 25 ca-tl
13 75 cash
. 14 .iO cash
. 13 50 cash
. 12 50 cash
. 16 25 casn
.. 13 75 cash
. 13 75 cash
. 13 25 cash
. 13 09 cash
100 tons gray forg-, January.
on tuns Sol 2 silvery
25 tons No. 2 fnuudrr
25 tons No. 2 louudry
25 tuns So. 3 lounurr ,
25 tous mottled .".
STEEL BLOOMS, BILLETS AND SLAB .
1,000 tons blooms and billets, Janu
ary. February S22 50
7,03.1 Ions steel slabs, next two mos.... 22 25
I,onjtous blooms and billets. January,
February 22 15
1,000 luus oillets, January, Keoruary.. 22 00
500 tons billets. January. Feuruary.. 22 00
OOOtons bilkts, prompt 22 50
2u0 tons steel slabs, January, Febru
ary 22 23
500 tons neutral. January
5C0 ions neutral, February
BLOOM AND BILLET .'DS.
2,000 tons bloom and billet ends, next
lour mos $15 75
2,000 tons bloom and billet ends, next
three mos-. 15 70
500 tons billet and Dloom ends 16 00
250 tons billet ends 16 00
tons narrow grooved.,
ton wluc grooved
tons sheared iron
S7Jf 4 m
57 4 m
77.S 4 m
150 tons wide grooved 1 1 40 4 m
STEIL WIRE RODS.
300 tons wire rods f. 0. b.,at mill C0 80 cash
350 tons sheet bars. f. o. b.. at mill.. ..520 00 cash
180 tons 83 per cent, delivered $69 25 caih
100 tons cold blast, extra 70 00 cash
50 tons cold b:ast 26 53 casb
25 tons No. 2 foundry '. la 00 cash
25 tons So. 1 foundry 20 00 cash
0LI IRON AND STEEL RAILS.
tons American Tl, Yonngstown.
tons old steel rails, sheet prices.,
tons American Ts
tons No. 1 K. B. W. scrap, net...
tons steel scrap, net
tons cast crap. gross
tous cast horiiifts, gross
tons No. 1 IE. K. U . scrap, net..,
tons Iron axles, net.
tons scr&D steel, net .......
tous iron axles, net
No Features at Cincinnati.
CraciKKATi, O., Dec 30. SDec aU
Rogers. Brown & Co. say: There is no
feature connected with the iron mar
ket for the closing week of the year that is
worth especial mention. Manufacturing
concerns generally are addiesslng them
selves to the work incident to closing tip
the business year. Furnaces are satisfied to
keen up with deliveries on running con
tracts. There is a somewhat better supply
of cars and less complaint Is heard of de
layed shipments. Iron Is going forward on
old orders at an unusually rapid rate, but
the now business is nearly all lifcarload or
100-ton lots. Only one or two large con
tracts wero heard or during tho week.
These were for dellvoiics running through
out the early mouths of 1533.
Seasonable Dullness at Chicago.
Cuicago, Dec. 30. Special. Roger-, Brown
& Merwiu say: While the dullness incident
to the holiday season has been felt to a
greater or less degree in this territory, there
has been quite a good deal of business go
ing. This has been made up of small lots
evidently intended to cover only present '
ucedt. Foundries in this vicinity report '
trade excellent auu tne ontiooic ior next
year very favorable. Stocks at the (uniaces
are beinir decreased aud there seems to be
nothing to indicate a probable decline in I
"When on a visit to Iowa, Mr.K. Dalton, of
Lm-ay, Russell County, Kansas, called at the
laboratory of Chamberlain & Co, Des Moine?,
to show them his u'x year old boy, whose life
had been saved by Chamberlain's Cough .Rem
edy, it laving cured liim of a very severe at
tack of croup. Mr. Dalton is certain that it
taved his boy's life and is enthusiastic in hli
praise of the Eemcdy,
prices within tbe next few months: Prices
Unchanged at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Di-c 30. ccfot Rogers,
Brown & Warner report as follows: Consum
ers of pig Iron who had not previonsly cov
ered their nearby wants have placed orders
for small lots to carry them into January:
Prices are firm and unchanged.
Hogs Higher at the Central Yards and
Cattle and Sheep Slow.
Cast Libzbtt. Pa., Dec 30.
Cattle Receipts, 320 head; shipments,
2S0 head: nothing doing; all through con
signments; no cattle shipped to New York to
day. lloos Receipts, 1,500 head; shipments, 1,400
head; market ac.ive: fair light to best heavy,
$6 07 10; 5 cars hogs shipped to New York:
Sheep Receipts, 200 head: shipments,
none:markft slow: nrime, $5 005 20; fair to
pood. $4 004 50; common, $1 003 00: lambs,
$3 106 20; veal calves, $5 507 00.
IBT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
New York Beeves Ueceipts, 2,316 bead.
Including 50 carloads Ior sale; market
opened Arm but closed dnll at 10c per 100 lbs.
lower; native steers, $3 355 60 per 100 lbs.;
Texansand Cnlorados. !3 tX)4 35; balls and
cows, 11 73gt 75; dreised beef steady at 84
9clh. Shipments to-morrow, 34 1 beeves
and 9.576 quarters of beer. Calves Receipts,
193 head; market steady; veals, $7 00g9 Ou
per 100 lbs: grassers. $2 502 75. Sheep and
lambs Receipts. 2 505 head; market dull but
steadv: sheWi, 53 S.I 75 per 100 lbs; Iambs,
$3 50Q6 50. Hog. Receipt.-. 3,851 head, con
slan!l direct; market nominally steady at
S 406 S3 per 1M lbs.
Kansas CltvCattlo Receipts, 2,900 head; "
shipment.', 1,000 head. Market was more
active and steady to strong generally;
dressed ben' and shipping steers, $3 2JJ CO:
cows, $1 50JJ4 00: stcckcrs and leeders, $2 00
3 75. Hois-Receipis, 8,000 head; ship
ments, 1,200 head. The market for good
hogs was active aud steady to strongt
common nnd mixed were dull and weak to
lower; all grades, S3 00QS70; bulk, $6 456 S3.
Sheep Ueceipts, 700 head: shipments, none.
The market lor good muttons was nomin
ally steady; others neglectedand weak; mut
tons, $1 25.
Chlcaco The Evening Journal reports:
Cattle, receipts, 12.WN head: shipments, 3 5CU
head; market dull: choice to prime natives,
55 '10: olhers. $3 501 00: stockers, $2 753 23;
cannery, $1 0T2 15: cows. $1 803 15. Hogs
Receipts, rLOuU head: shipments, 9,000 head;
market active, steady: rough and com
mon, $t 15G JO: mixed and packers. $6 50
6 65: priint- heavy nnd butchers' weUtnt-,
6 706 90: light. $6 336 62. Sheep Re
ceintx, 4 000 head; marmot i-teady; natives.
$3 756 Wh fed Texans, $4 75; lambs, S3 75
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 171 loads
through, 10 sale; opened strong; linht to
medium l,200-b steer?, $4 0004 65; fat cows,
$3 0C3 23. Hos Receipt!-. 1.1 loads through,
15 al-: opened steady to Arm; heavy corn
led,S7C0. heor and lambs Receipts, S
loads through, 36 tale; opened steady for
sheep and good native lambs; Canada
lambs slow and lower; choice to fancy
wether, H 93; lair sheep. $4 40: Canada do,
$4 W: Iamb . native choice, $6 00; Canada
common, S3 90.
Clncinu ill- Hogs higher at $5 9095 90:"
recelnts, 4,-00 head; (shipments, 1,200
head. Cnttio strong at $1 204 83: receipts,
14'J head; sliipn-.r-nt, 140 Head. Sheep
stronger at i2 753 CO; receipts, 100 head;
shipments. iir. Lambs in good demand;
strong: $3 7333 50.
and induces sleep.
sure to cure.
A DYSFEPriCS iRGME:.T .
IsagTowl, and that gro.vl marks tho limit
orurgument with him. Tho best way to get
him to try a medicine would bo to advise
against It lint notice how different his tono
after using Birdock Blood Bitters.
"I have suffered with dyspepsia for tha
last two rear. Xot long ago I commenced.'
taking I:. B. B. I am now on the second bot
tle, nnd I foel like a new man.
G.KXOX.12 Sherwood llV.,Bl.lrhamto,N'.T.,'
Repeated Tests wrrn Ujuforu Success
prove the fact that Burdock Blood Bitters
will aure dyspepsia. The reason is plain, 18
tones thti stomach to natural action and
keeps the sluice ways of the system frea
irom clogging impurities.
"1 have been troubled with dyspepsia and.'
heart disease for nine years, and found no ,
reliof until I tried Bnr'dock Blood Bitters.
Now I am well after tnktmr two bottles.
SIRS. ETTIE FRAZIER,
TTSSU Bowne, Mich."
23S ND24urIi!'ili A.r-NU,
John M. Oakley &. Co.,
HANKERS AND BUOKElii
45 SIXTH ST.
Direct private wire to New York and CM
cage Member Ne wVorfc, Chicago and Picsj
Local securities bought and sold for oaji
or carried on liberal margins.
Investments male at our discretion and,
dividends oaid quarterly.
Interest paid 011 balance (sines 1SS1)
Money to Icuu on call.
Imormatioa books on all markets mallei
ou application ior
Whitney & Stephenson;
57 Fourth Avenue.
tU i-ESN AVHNTJE. PlTTSBBKO. PA.
As old residents know and back 111
Pittsbui-r papers prove, is the old"
lished and most prominent pays'
city, devoting spocialattention t
STS NU FEE UN-HI
pils" NERVOUS ee,
cav, vervrms debility, lack ore
iirin and hope, Impalredmemor
sizht. celt distrust, bashfuln
i-le-ples-ne-s, pimples, erupti,
lihed blnnd, tailing powers,
lies?, drspepsla, constipation
OTfittine thoperson forbusini
marriage, permanently, sard
eruptions, hlotchos, falling
I'landular .welllu!s. ntc
tonsne, mouth, throat, nle
enrert ior lite, and blood r
eradicated Irom 1 1 D I M
the ijritem. Uililii
ranzemenfes weak back,
symptoms reo ilvo sea
prompt relief and r3ai c
Dr. Wiiittior'n life-Ion
enco Innuroa neietitlrla
men ton coin ion souse p
tion free, f&tionts at a
treated as II nera. Office
r. v. Sunday, m a.m. ti
TV ull11KK.su ro.MUV.
Physician notneeded. Itrlllt--tosofferera
a prompt. perm.
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