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THE IRON-ORB PRODUCERS.
Mnnnirilw ImMowiiiCMn Poolt. p.rp1?tl(y ?<>? bain p??Ur ximra. iHu.miiiir ?* biiIMP* ' ijhiitmlng correipondencu of (he York r?t: The ?amc oW game Is "bMn* worked on Iho Lake Superior i^n-ore !>nj4u"'r? tlmt hi" hi*?n no ucccVifully u?ed on prevlouaoccaslona. II |> as certain aa anythint cw well toe, wxwltlu landing the predictions of <mde oreana and Intereated "authorittes.'* tbat more tlian ten million tona . snnArlor or ft will bo consumed PI Urni?* ? --- - - . , by 1(10 furnaces o( this country during in;. Tito amount of oro wftlch will be l?julr?l will probably exceod the amount stated by two millions or eren three million ton?. The oro market olivsys look* badly nt thU particular time of the year, and the situation Is alio a I wars most unpromising for the )ren and steel trades. It will take ten million ton* of ore to supply the legltlmste demands of ? Kurd-times year, even should business remain us bad In in: Its the discouraged ones predict, jlnc Improvement In general. business conditions will Inevitably make Itself felt In a considerably Increased demind for Iron and steel In ttje multifarious forma In which thej' enter Into modern Industrial require moats, and ?jy such demand can be readily responded to. for the capacity of the nines to furnish ore. and or the furnaces and mills to turn the ore Into dnlslicd material, la at least 50 per cent above the business actually Handled during 18W. and In but ona year that c?er preceded It was more Iron ore mined or more iron made than in me voar named :and that yea^fW the lar- j gcat production was one of Kpe panic | years following 189? ut that , The actual demand for iron and steel Js greater now, measured In tons. than ever before In,the history of the nation ?It takes more Iron and more ateel at present to meet the actual needs of the country, even with the hard time* and dull business upon us. than It ever did during thn times of our greatest prosperity. When the hard time? are finally ended, and business becomes good enough to satlsry the most exacting, thero will be a demand for iron that it will ux the capacity of even the wonderful mines and mills we now possess to satisfy. For the past fifty, years the production of Iron and steel?and consequently the consumption?has doubled In this country every ten years, and this process of doubling the output every decade has gone on during bad times. a.? well as during times of great prosperity. If the ratio hold* good, and there Is every reason to believe that It will, the consumption of Iron In the United states In the * ear 1900?now but three twelve-months distant?will b* fully 18.000,000 ton*. The rtrs: good bustneas year that comes to us will a smashing of all previous records of consumption. f air<* Snnorinr nr.-uiiicera of> Bossemer grades of iron ore are between the devil nd the dea|> sea. and their predicament U one which Is causing a great deal of worry to the responsible heads of the mining corporation*. The Bessemer ore pool, which regulated prices so ! successfully In 1895 And 18945 is morl- I bund, and whether, to hury It or to bring It to life for another year's duty | i> a question which has terrors for those who must solve It. The operations of the pool In 1895 were unquestionably ?: great benefit to the producers of high trade ores, as the market was given stability and some slight feeling of confidence wan Restored to the aadly demoralized producers. The benefits In dollars and cent* wore trivial In comparison with putting a stop to the utter demoralisation of the trade: the average gain In 1895 prices ovfift/hose of 1S94 was but fifteen cents a ton. The 2S9tf agreement was entered into with iCTrat hope by the various producers, but to many of them It proved a delusion. Several of the great steel manu ftcturers. notably the Carnegie interMt?, are interested in Lake Superior anlnes; therefore, being placed in the dual ifostUon of vendor ami .purchaser, nd either way the market goes, they are bound to share In the Rain. These <i>rwerns. which own both mines' and mill*, entered the IBM ore pool, but the Independent producer** who combined with thme a year ago.know more about the business than ihey did twelve jn.ituhs since. The classification of ores Into BesscWr and non-Bessemer grades is divided arbitrarily ou the line of :07 per cfnt phosphorus, ores containing less th*n that amount being graded as B^semers; those containing a greater .amount an non-Besscmers. It is possible. however, to make Bessemer steel from ores containing a slightly higher percentage of phosphorus than seventenths of 1 per centum, the official dividing line. It is also possible to blend wveral ores, pome of Bessemer and *ime of lion-Bessemer grades, into n Bwmei' mixture. For Instance, one of the largest mines In the Me*abn district. which mines its ores with steamshovels. averaged about .OS phosphorus ism year, or onc-iniui ?" * * * ??? ibovQ the line. There Is In this district. th* Marquette range. a mine that can turn -out cargo after carg* of ore that trill run as lov'M .02 In phosphorus By adding one ton of .02 ore to live tons of the .OS Mcsaba non-Bessemer, a ilx-ton mlxtore la necured that averages exactly .07. and will easily turn out Bessemer pin. Not only this, but the local property referred to as producing lotv-phosphorua ore, Is what Is known as a hl*h-sllica property, and carries about 42 per cent metallic Iron only, which lets It out of the Bessemer ore pool, and Its ore? sell at $2 10 to K 25 p/*r ton. delivered at Lake. Erie ports, or almost exactly half whnt standard Bessemer ores commanded last year. Furthermore, this hltfh-slilca low-phosphorus ore Is exactly rhat the Mcsaba ore* need to jro with thcra. Its nhi'jtlml character helps to prevent "bridging" In furnace which happens where the flne-grained Mesaba ore I* exclusively used: the silica is u decided Rain to the Mesaba ores, ami the ?mall amount of phosphorus is the third of the three essentials required of an or?* to mix with Mesaba non-Besstmer* for Bessemer pip. These few facts were overlooked' by the producers of Bessemer ores a year but they were by ?io mean* tf&psed over by tbe bl? concerns- which are tath miners and manufacturers.. The hrtwd Ironmonger* have been Sesfcmer iron out of ore thfrt'oy the terms of the agreement was njM }ncldded in the poOl. They have llvtftl up to th<? l^ttnr of their agreement, but mve <>vadert adherence the spirit. Just what :n do with them. esptytally the Carnegie Interests. I* the problem thai producers of ore are finding It v,,iv hard to solve at present. Th'q big ' : rns Chat own txrtJi mines ond mills nave their foot In the door, and mo far this year the mining concerns that My? no mill* have found It Impossible t0 Ret their quondam allien either,:ln or out. It irwiy hf patched ?i? for another year's duty; meanwhile every nnsu#?nt .1 n<l promuro 1m helnk brought to bear hi- tlie lilsc con?utnen? to hnv% the l*ol ?mayhr?l ' ompIetHy, <>r Hue formnncw upon the name line# as IIilu Vw. J I . Itrronl of th? PI?B?w , Hn.MnAY, Feb. 18.-8lnc* the out''^ak ..f th?* plnRU<' <5,853 cancH have reported In this city and :5[Wu? have been recorded. In 'the l^nihay prombl^ncy 9,911 enwon and 8.0<)G 'H'hn from th?- plngue Wave occurrcd. TUB great domestic atund-by. Dr. Bull's rough Syrup, l? now reeofnlled to h.- u, funtlly m-ceislty, Keep It ?*n<ly, K. TURNER, of Compton. Mo., r,': 11.* th it after HifferlriK from M?' ' for seventeen yenrn, he complcte ; ir?-.i i?y umIDK three tooxef of " witf* witch lintel Salve. It cur** ;''"na and fteveta nkln dl*e?acn. It. ' 'rtU*. ^mer Twelfth ami Mnrto"f ' '#t?' Powje Jfr Co. tlrldgvport; 1'ea* My & son, Uemvood 'i PBE8X0K OOtHTTY BOY righttag tar Cnba-llad TrmhU In Itnuilia* (ha Ca?I Bloekada. Special Dlipatcb to the Intelligencer. KINQWOOO, W. V?? Feb. 18,-Preaton county hu a real genuine volunteer In thoCuban.army, Qrorgc Nine, a aon of David A. Nine, of Ambleraburg, la now with the palrluta anil fighting under the flair with a alngle atar. Qeorge la paat twenty-one yeara of age, and up until tho Drat of last month had made hla homo with hl? parenta, and aaalatcd hla father with hla bualnqes. Mr. Nina la n wealthy farmer and mtrchant. Oeorgo haa a love of adventure, ao on the aecond of January he drew WOO. which he' had deposited In a aavlnga bank, and announced that ho waa going to Cuba and jolir tho-army. He left home, although hla parenta Wrongly urged him to give up the project. He went Aral to Jackaonvllle, KI?_. then to Anthony, on the Indian river, where ho MnMtM In im?* In wl?h an **narlltlnn fitted out for Cuba. Hla party made three attempta to get away from Florl- 1 da. but each attemptproved unauecessful, but at laat he got away, and hla letter home, the flrat one alnce hla depart- 1 uro. tells of several thrilling attempta nt getting away. He aaya It la next to Impossible* to give those who guard the coast the slip. The company In which Nine was enlisted were In hiding along the Indian river. In a safe retreat. He is promised pay at $50 per month for hla nervleea ns ji soldier, but whether he geta It or not. his Interest In the cause of the Cubans will keep him from turning back. His father and mother are confident that they will see their boy again, and do not seem at all worried at his departure to a land fraught with .dangers. FREE CURE FOR 1EN. A Mlrhlgnu n?u Offer* to ft?s>?\ Ills Dl?covtry Vreo-CUlim 'to bs * Bf nefhetor to \V?krii(tl JUnklud. There Is always moro or lesa suspicion , attached to anything that Is offered free but seme times a man so overflows with generosity that he cannot rest until hla discovery Is known to the world. In order that hUt fellow men may protlt by wSiit lia has 1# la llfvin thll principle (hat a resident or Kalamazoo, Mich., desires to send free to mankind a prescription which will cure them of any form of nervous debility; relieves them of all the doubt and uncertainty . | wUch such men ore peculiarly liable to and restores the organ* to natural size and vigor. As it costs nothing to try the experiment it wpuld seem that any man. suffering with the nervous troubles that usually attack men who never stoppud to realise what might be tho finad result, ougkt to be deeply Interested in a remedy which will restore them to health, strength and vigor, without which they continue to live an existence of untold misery. Ah the remedy in question was the result of many years research as iy what combination would be peculiarly effective In restoring to men the strength they need. It would seem that all men suffering with any form of nervous weakness ought 10 wriie for such a remedy at once. A request to H. C. Olds. Box 1766, Kalamazoo. Mich., stating that you are not sending for the prescription out of Idle curiosity, but that you wish to make use of the medicine by giving tt a trial, will bo answered promptly and without evidence as to where Information came from. Th?> prescription Is sent free and al- i thouch some may wonder how Mr. Olds , can afford to give away his discovery, there is no doubt about the offer being 1 genuine. Cut this out and <*?nd to Mr. 1 Olds so that be may. j&uow. how you 1 came to write to blm. THE NATURAL WAY j To Cnr? IitflaiuiuMioiw ' Inflammation is the sustaining eln- ! ! ment of the great majority of our phy- , I steal ills; allay this inflnmation, and : ! the pain ceases, the flesh, muscles and ? tendons resume their normal condition 1 and the violence of the attack is at an 1 I end. < | It follows, then, that the first step In ' n successful assault upon disease is to < destroy any existing inflammation, and < with it the pain. This accomplished. I I the patient is at easetr 1 [ This is the natural mode of procedure. < j and kindly Nature has furnished th? < means to that end In certain roots, barks < and herbs which. In their due propor- I i lion, are constituent parts of Lightning < Hot Drop*, tne greatest pain panacea I ever known to medical science. ! Freely applied to a cut. bruise burn, ! scald, or flesh wound of any nature. Lightning Hot Drops will absolutely kill the pain, prevent all inflamnatlon and quickly heal the lacerated -sh. As an instance, what is more painful or distressing than a mashed finger, with the nail torn loose? In such a case, Lightning Hot Drops gives complete and Immediate ease from pain. , It will smart and burn for a few minutes when first applied to fresh cuts, sores, etc., but a few applications will take all the soreness out and heal the cut or sore. The 50c size contains 2** times an much at the 25c ?i7.o. Lightning Hot Dropa is prepared by Herb Medicine Co.. Springfield, O., and no honest druggist will offer you anything else. H? Convinced. On receipt of ten cents, mhIi or stamps, a generous sample will be mall ed of the most popular uaiarrn anu nay Fever Cure (Ely's Cream Halm) sufficient to demonstrate lis great merit. Full size GOc. ELY BROTHERS. 56 Warren St., New York.City. Catarrh caused difficulty In speaking and to a great extent loss of hearing. By the us<* of Ely's Cream Balm dropping of mucus has ceased. voice and hearing have greatly Improved.?J. w. Davidson, Attorney-at Law, Monmouth, 111. MANY cases of "Grippe" have lately been cured by One MJnure Cough Cur*. This preparation sacms especially adapted to the cure of this disease. It acts quickly. thus preventing serious complications and had effects In which tills disease often leav??s the patent. C. R. Goetr.e, corner Twelfth and Market street?u-43oWle & Co,, Bridgeport; Pea* ^joiiy & Son. Bah wood. 8 ^ FINANCE AND TRAD* 0 The KrntnrcM of (ha Moury mill himk fl Murktli. r NEW YORK, Feb. IS.-Mnnry on call 1 easy at 1frU4 per cent; last loan V/, pep !' cent; cloned offered at per cent. I J1 Sterling exchange steady with actual : business Iti banker*' bin at 14 SCty? *: 4 87 for demand and at $4 8f? for sixty *. days, Posted rates $4 8S?4 SO and r $4 87?^fl4 88. Commercial bill* $4 84. Silver certificates 64%$Clic. Bar silver _ liiSr. To-day ? market for securities on the stock exchange wan notable for nothltiK but Its excessive dullness, absence of y feature and the narrow limits of the trading and the range of prices. Kven the Industrials, though they took up the bulk of what trading wa* done, were c not largely dealt In. The market reflected no condition In tluv,general outlook for business In the country and was simply swayed by the manipulative effort!! of room traders. It was Inevlta- 0 ble in such a condition of apathy, the courso "f prices was Krnernlly downWiirii thmitrlt Iho vnlume of sales WttS not large. There was almost an entire Absence of commission houiie buying. . The b'-?r element predominate and succeed* In depressing prices, hut the only result In that there Im very little 8 market left for them. The ^Inference Ih i hut holder* of securities are determlned to wait for the chance of a more satisfactory market before parting with their holdings. The revival of o fueling if uneasiness over the enlgmn of the til* si tlinate attitude of the groat powers towards tin* Oreeks In Crete reflected c< from th" foreign exchanges served to depress the market from tho opening If und there was selling of some lijternaV tlonal securities on foreign account. The anthraulto coal group declined sharply on apprehensions ovor the conditions In trade. New Jersey Central declined 1% per cent and othern of the group receded a fraction except Lackawanna, which Improved % per cent. Mocking Valley securities continued a violent decline on apprehensions of a default In the Interest payments coming due on March 1. Officials of the road declined to make any statement and the stock declined IS to 4ft per cent, the lowest point yet recorder, the preferred ruling at 12 bid and 38 asked as compared with 40 at the last sale. Wheeling & Lake Er*? preferred also became prominent wlin a concession of 214 per cent, In spite of the Improved situation of the Ohio coal roads as to traffic, under the rccent agreement The Industrials fluctuated Irregularly, showing fractional not gains, however. Tobacco and Loathcr were also Arm. as was Sugar on buying said to be for Inside account and on advance In the price of the product. Manhattan was active, rallying 1% per ccnt on tho announced Intention of Its authorities to adopt electricity as a motlvo power. The gain was lost later on rumors of a reduction In the dividend rate. Missouri Pacific was depressed to 19tf, but regained the loss on tho publication of the earnings of the second week in February, showing an Increase of $10,000. Practically all of the railway reports show an encouraging Increase In earnings. The market closed steady. The bond market decidedly firm. Government bond market firm. The total sales of stocks to-day were 120.198 shares. Evening Post* London financial cablegram : The stock markets to-day. after profound stagnation and dullness, closed Hat on complications in politics. Consols closed at 111 13-16. In ail movements in consols just now it must be remembered that everything apart from political. favors a rliie rather than a fall. Americans were listless, none of the big financiers yet showing a lead In either direction. The Berlin and Paris markets were dull. BONDS AND STOCK QUOTATIONS. Now U. 8. 4s rcg.my/NaJlu A Chat... 66 New U. 8. 4scou.ir-VN. J. Central.... Pity t*. 8. :>* roir mil Nor. St West. p. 16^ U. 8. r? coupon..myNorthern Par... 14Vi U. 8. 4n reg 111% do preferred... 37T* 1*. 8. 4s coupon..11.1 Northwestern ..HU II. 8. 2* reg 35 : do preforred...ir?3 Pacific Ch of '95..103iy}N. Y. Central... 92% Alchlton 14ft'X. V. A N. E.... 37 AdaniM Express.14* Oregon Nav 14 Am. Express....110W Pacific Mull 24ty Hal. ? Ohio >." Pittsburgh IStyfc ran. Southern... 44^ Pullman Palace.IMft Central Pacific.. 11 Heading 24?* Che*. ft Ohio.... 17 Hock Island .... M6 Chi. & Alton....162 St. Paul 7JHJ Chi.. Hur. ft y... 73*; do preferred... 1?% Chicago On* 7t>? St. P. ft Omaha. 4S C. C. C. ft St. L. 26^1 do pref erred... 1?? Col. Coal A I.... ij Sugar Refinery.. 113% Cotton Oil Cer... ll&Tenn. Coal ft I.. 2?Vj Del. ft Hudson..1071* Toxaa Pacing.... 'J>* MIA. ?v <* v.. JIIC. ??" Den. & R O. p.. 4otfc I'nlon Pacific.... o% Erl* 14*11*. 8. Expres*.... V> do first pre 34 W., St. L. A P... #N do necond pre.. ll? do preferred... ISft Illinois Central.. 91)4 Wells Fariro Ex. M Kan. * Texas p. 2*^ Western union. 81 >4 Lake Brie A W. IS Wheels & I* E. 1^ do preferred... do preferred... 7 I^uke Shore 164 (Gen. Electric.... 34?i Lead Trust izty Am. Sugar pre..PC* I^ou. & Nash.... 49 V. 8. leather p. KW Mich. Central... R9V?Tobacco 7lt5 Mo. Pacific 19*?. do preferred... 1wh? UrcailatnfCi nutl Provtalon*. CHICAGO?Wheat ruled Arm to-day ind closed at an advance of about %c after a session remarkable for the quiet ray In which a moderately heavy business was transacted. Covering by shorts mm responsible for the advance, their action being caused by strong cables and light northwest receipts. Com and oats advanced \c and respectively and provisions closed lOfrl&c higher. Nearly all of the history of the seislon In the wheat pit was made in the first hour and the new governing days fluctuations being practically confined to that tvhlch always come* In before or immediately after the opening of the regular ward. May. which closed yesterday afternoon at 74ftc, opened to-day at 74ft? i4%c. That price was the lowest of the lav. A steady thouirh slow advance en ?ued and though Huctuations were frequent, they were small and every decline wan succeeded by a better advance, he price reaching \?&%076ftc by 11 >Vlock. That small opening decline was caused by a rather disappointing opening at Liverpool, for quotations from vhlch market showed only %d advance, ind to the fact of the New York produce exchange condemning 25.000 barrels of Hour. The latter, however, had a wwmerang effect for it reduced the mer:han table irtock and as the rejected Hour vas said to have been made from inferior winter wheat, it wa* taken as evlicnt that the demand for good Chicago vheat might be increased. Second cables and thorn* following showed a steadily advancing tendency :o the Liverpool market and northwest receipts were again small, Duluth renting 49 cars and Minneapolis 133 cars, i total of 1S2 cars, compared with 256 la^t veek and 334 on the corresponding week >f the year before. Receipts at Chicago vert? 210 cars. Atlantic export clearances were light vheat and Hour together being only ?qual to 222,000 bushel*. New York relorted that foreign advices were genertlly bullish, but no acceptances were revived of vesterday's cable offers. The losing cable* were In the main firm, the ml)* market allowing weakness being intwerp, after the prj<* had touched '5??@76%c a sluggish reaction to 75c oc:urred. During the reat of the session he price kept between 75ft076ttc until ?ear the close Liverpool reported a still 'urthor advance to which fact waa ascribed the extra firmnesa of the last ten nlnutes. The closing price for Muy waa 5Vi?76Sc. Corn waa firm and higher on a moderite amount of business. The small local ecelpts waa the Initial factor and when learancea of 937.000 bushels aa were retried active covering wan started. Beter cable* and the strength displayed by vheat were also factors. Some realizing vaa done In the last hour and part of the idvance was lost. May opened a shade ilgher at sold to then vasted t?? 23%c, where It closed. Oats did not participate In the activity 'ound In other pita and the aggregate ?">w small. A firm feelinir irevaited. Influenced through sympathy vlth wheat and corn at a nllghty higher rang'? of price* shorts did *ome ov.Tl.iK. .May opened at 17c. jrold at 8%.-. advanced to 17!(,?17Sc and closed Pn.vhdons'wcrofirm nil day and closed II aulMtnhtlally top flpurM. The day's ?clnti of I"** ?fr' mueh 'm->llor han expected anil reaulted In a k.hhI nenlliK advance, rmk wan boURht leavlly and offering. In other coinmodlIm were readily accepted. At lay pork wan about 1-c higher at J8 00. J*v lard 10c higher at $4 00 and Maltha 10c higher at ?t I2%c. K?Uiti?te.l receipt" frlday. Whoat 20 cars; Corn *0u care; oala H20 are; hoRP Itt.ooo h*ad. . ? Oprn-i High- Low- I ('toning. ) est. eat. Int;. vn?v ? - 74 7.1 73ft It Sj| 1 i Gl'li "0% * IS.m g? g* SK "i'i1 ?>! 217. SJ) g!!pt Mil ?>'* ?K ** ]&* lH ii|t j& 1$ Julymi lrt< ' * ' ?Pork- 7 no I H 00 7 I" * (10 S!*y:::::::: ??s I ? ?? *? *?* ' IV t110 .1 "r' <w j"r<?k ??* ?<m? ??? liuriRIU. r | 4|2(i <? <12^ :::::::: ?jJ tsa ~C*nt quotation# wctv n? follows: Flour steady. , ...vrt-n/>. v.. i Wheat?No, 2 spring NO. 3 S72'4o; no. 2 rc?l S4?4ff85',4c. Corn?N ". 2. 22U022tte; No. 2 yellow W'WjXf a. *?? 1 WtfittVic; No. ;t *'hUo 16%9?T>?* Bye?No. 2, 3-^c. ? i INCREASE TOUR IHCOME BY SPECULATION IN GRAM, PROVISIONS AHD 'STOCKS. Continuous quotation* from Chicago and New York received direct by private wlrei. UOUtCO,, Braken, 1MJ Maikatll. Tnlitnllnnn 27G. C'ommllfllon 1-11. Barley?No. 2 nominal; No. I, H'AO He; No. 4, 2214?27c. Flaxnwd?No. 1. 74(4?7?lic. Tlmothy?s?d?Prlmo J2 60. Pork?M??, per barrel, |7 0087 IS. Lard?Per 100 ttx, tl W. Short ribs?Wdea (1om?) 13 ?5?4 JO. Dry aalted ahoulders (boxed) 4140454c. Short clear sides (boxed) 4140414c. Whisky?Distiller^ finished foodt. per 'gallon II17. Butter-Market steady: creamorles 15 OiOc: dairies 9017c. Cbecso steady at tUOlOUc. Eggs?Weak; fresh 15c. NEW YORK.?Flour, receipt* 14.800 barrels; exports 10,115 barrels; market quite; demand belnr checked by the advanced "views of a few western mills; southern flour steady. Wheat, recolpts 20,350 bushels; exports 125.749 bushels; pot Arm; No. 1 hard SS%c; options opened slightly easier and closed '/4?lc higher; No. 2 red February closed at 8214c; May closcd at lie. Corn, receipts 112,420 bushels; exports 79.2K bushels: pot dull; No. 2 28%c; options Arm all day and cloned *ic higher; February closed lit 27'4c: May clo?ed at 29%c. OatH. recelptu 118,800 bushels; exports 20,503 bushels; spot dull; No. 2 2l1?c; options quiet but steady and closed firm at He higher; February closed at 21%ct May clo?ed at 22%c, Hay easy. . Hops quiet. Hides firm. Leather firm! Beef .steady. Cut meats firm. Lard flrro; wester it steamed $4 15; reflned firmer* Pork Arm. Tallow quiet Cottonseed, j oil firm. Kosln quiet. Turpeniine quiet Rice (iteady. Molasses quiet. I Coffee, options opened steady, unchang| ed to 5 points lower and closed steady, I unchanged to 5 points advance; sales, 7.250 bags. Sugar, raw steady; fair reI fining 2%c; centrifugal, 96 test, 3Kc; rej lined dull. | BALTIMORE?Flour dull and un! changed; receipts 5,849 barrels; exports 13,990 barrels. Wheat firmer; spot 89c ! bid; May 81%<*82c; receipts 15,152 bushels; exports none: southern wheat I by sample 90?91c; do on grade 84V60 ! 89K*c. Corn firmer: spot 2534@25ttc; May 2746027*4c; steamer mixed 23 23%c: receipts 264,147 bushels; exports 20::.039 bushels; southern white Corn .28?28Hc: do yellow 26K0S7c. Oats quiet; No. 2 white 23?24c; receipts 12,552 bushels; exports none. Rye firmer: No. 2 western 41>44f41Hc; receipts s,v<v bushels; exports '120,000 bushels. Hay firm, with u steady movement; choice timothy $1.1 M>@14 00. Butter steady. Eggs weak; fresh 16c. Cheese Arm and active ond unchanged. i CINCINNATI?Flour steady. Wheat steady; No. 2 red 89c; receipts 2.500 bushels; shipments 100 bushels. Corn quiet; No. 2 mixed 22&?23c. Oats easy; No. 2 mixed 18ii?19??c. Rye dull: No. 2. 36c. Lard Armer at 13 70. Bulkmeats quiet ond Arm at $4 25. Bacon Arm at |5 00. Whiskey steady; sales 868 barrels on basis of |1 17 for spirits. Butter easy. Sugar steady. Gggs Arm at 13tyc. Cheese llrm. TOLEDO?Wheat higher and Arm: No. 2 cash 87ftc bid; May Corn active and Arm; No. 2 mixed 22Vic. Oats dull and steady; No. 2 mixed 17^4c. Rye active and steady; No. 2 cash 35c. Cloverseed quiet; prime March $4 67%. PHILADELPHIA?Butter unchanged fancy western creamery 20c. Eggs Arm and In good demand; fresh nearby and do western 17c. Cheese steady. l.lTC ?Nk. CHTCAOO?In cattle, the smallness of the supply made buyers more anxious to purchase, and the pens were Closed early, prices ruling stronger than yesterday. Sales were on a basis of S3 50?3 75 for the poorest dressed beef steers up to $5 00?5 40 for choice to extra shipping: and export cattle, the greatest part going for |4 50fl>4 75. The demand was good for export beeves and a good many were sold at 34 50 and upwurd. Calves sold principally at $a 25?6 00. with a few choice going as high as *6 25; Texas fed cattle were unchanged. In hogs, prices were strong at an advance of 5@7l&c per one hundred pounds, the demand being active. The offerings were satisfactory, with large numbers of medium weights. Common to choice droves sold at S3 200 3 35. the bulk going for S3 40@3 50. In sheep trade there was an active trade at S2 00?'2 50 for choice flocks of sheep up to S4 00(H 50 for choice to prime c.u. ?( H o- ?.aru rathnP numerous and westerners composed the bulk of the sheep, sold at 13 7504, 05. Yearlings brought 14 0004 30 nnd lambs were In Rood demand at $3 750 5 20. Recelpt?-Cattle 8.500 head; hogs 32.000 head; sheep 15,000 head. EAST LI BERTY?Cattle steady: prlm^ $< 9005 10; bulls, stags and cows 51 7503 50. Hogs steady; prime medium weights 33 7003 75; best Yorkers 13 6063 70; pigs $3 5003 55; heavy hogs *3 4503 55; roughs $2 2503 15. Sheep Arm and a fthade higher on iambs; choice ted westerns $3 8504 15; prime natives $4 1004 1*5; common $2 5003 20; choice , lambs $5 004?5 15; common to good |4 00 04 85. Veal calve* |6 0006 50. CINCINNATI?Hogs strong at $2 850 3 55; receipts 2,800 head; shipments 1,500 head. Metals. NEW YORK.-Pig Iron dull; southern $10 25012 00; northern *11 00012 50. Copper Arm; brokers' 112 00; exchange ?|.? An TJ?? .lull' dtrnlfh 112 2R?12 30. Plates weak. Spelter dull: domestie $4 0010. Lead easier, with St. Louia market unsettled; exchange |3 25@3 30: brokers' |3 05. I'etrolrwm. OIL CITY.?Credit balances 91c: certlflcates offered at 0l%c: shipments 68,805 barrels; runs 101,228 barrels. NEW YORK.?Petroleum, Pennsylvania crude steady; March 91V4c bid. 1 I)rv Goods* |>ALL RIVER?Print cloth market i quiet and steady at 2 11-16c. Wool. NEW YORK.?Wool uleady. ' Pllrs! Film I IlehlniPiln! ] gympt oms?Moisture; intonio Itching nncl stinging; most at night; worse by , scratching. If allowed to continue tumors form, which often bleed nn ulcerate, be- 1 coming very sore SWAYNE'BjoiNTMBNT mop" th? Itching and bleeding, ' Mollis ulceration, ami In most cases re- I moves the tumors. At druggist* or by 1 mall, for M cents. Dr. Swuyne & Son, . Philadelphia.^ 1 How to Cure All Slkln Diseases." Simply apply SWAYNE'S OINTMENT. 1 No Internal medicine required. Cures letter, ccxcma,, itch, all eruptions on tho face, hands, nose, etc., leaving the skin ' clear, whlto and healthy. Its great heal- Ing and curative powers are possessed by no Other remedy. Ask your druggist for ^ SWAVNE'8 OINTMENT. tths&w 1 Nsvt Yonr Life ^ By using "The New Great 8outh American Kidney Cure." This new remedy la a great surprise on account of Its exceeding promptness in relieving pain In the Kidneys, Bladder and Back In malo or female. It relieves retention of water and pain In passing It almost Immediately. Save yourselves by using this marvelous cure. Its use will prevent fatal consequences In almost all caves by Its groat alterative and healing powers. Sold by R. II. List, druggist, Wheeling. W. Va. CASTORIA For Infanta and Children, L .V : I , BDPOATIOSA&. | MRS. HART'S SCHOOL FOR YOUNG.. LADIES AND CHILDREN. OW AW IM MARKET IIHIT, WXUUW, W. V*. SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION. Thl, school offer* a oomplat. ?nd thorough education In Practical Engllih, llathamatloa, Knclllh Claaalo, Latin, Hubbard, offers superior advantages for Pencil, Charooal. water Color, Crayon Draw Inn and Oil Painting. , , ^ Boy* received in the Primary and Intermediate Departments. For circulars or In* aMiluat annlif tn MRS. M. STEVENS HART, Pflndpal, WHEELING, W. VA. DAY AND NIGHT SCHOOL. The only sohool In the city with established reputation. Why take any risk? Then patronise the one responsible financially and otherwise. Only LATEST Business Methods taught, and JUST AS PRACTICAL as In our moat modern business houses. COMMERCIAL. SHORTHAND. ENGLISH AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENTS. Tuitions low as tn any other school. Both sexes; enter anytime. Call oriaddress for catalogue, Wheeling Business CollEGE' COtttI tun AW) IWUIIM STREETS. PLUMBING, ETC. TRIMBLE 4 LDTZ COMPANY, SUPPLY HOUSE. Plumbing toil tits FItUng, Mtuu and Hot Hater Ifeittur. A Fcul LIm of the Celebrated SNOW STEAM PUMPS Kept Coaetautly on H?r.4 ROBT. W. KYLE, PractlcalPlamber.Gas and^taam Fitter, 1155 MARKET STREET. arGu and Klectrlo CbaodeUeri, Filters. and Taylor Om Buraew a apeclalty. mrj -yyilLiaai uakb & boh. Practical Plumbers, tiAS AM) STEAM FITTERS. No. 38 Twelfth Street. /II Work Don* Promptly at Kft*?on*ble rMa'at FINANCIAL. O, LAMB. Pre?. JOS. 8EYBOLD. Cashier. J. A. JEFFERSON. Au't Caahier. BAM OFTHEELING. CAPITAL $200,000. PAID IX. WHEELING, W. VA. DIRECTORS. Allen Brock. Joseph F. Paull James Cumznlna, Henry Bleberaon, A. Reywann, Joseph Bey bold, Gibson Lamb. Interest paid on special deposits. Issues drafts on England, Ireland and Scotland. JOSEPH SEYBOLD. my II Cashier. JJANK OF THE OHIO VALLEY. CAPITAL? .....-$17B.OOO. WILLIAM A. TSETT.... President moktimkk POLLOCK.... Vice tYMiaem Drafts on England, Ireland, prance and Germany. DIRECTORS. William A. Isett, Mortimer Pollock, J. A. Miller, Robert Simpson, E. M. Atkinson, John K. Botsford. Julius Pollock. Jal8 J. A. MILLER, Cashier. Jg XCHANGE BANK. CAPI f AL............ .. S300.0OO. J. N. VANCE President JOHN FREW V104 President DIRECTORS. J. N. Vance, George E. Stlfel, J. M. Brown, William Elllngham, John Frew, John L. Dickey, John Waterhouse, W. E. Stone, W. H. Frank. Drafts Issued on England. Ireland, Scot* land anil all nnlntu In Rnrnnc. L. E. BANDS. Caihler. RAILROADS. FASJ - TIME OVSR PENHSTLTANIA SHORT LUES "PAN HANBLE BOL'TE." LEXVB WHEELING 9:45 A. M.. CITY TIME. DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. Arrive COLUMBUS 2:2? p. m. Arrive CINCINNATI 6:66 p. m. Arrive INDIANAPOLIS 10:15 p. m. Arrive ST. LOUIS 7:00 . m. PENNSYLVANIA STANDARD COACH BR jfgVLVANIA* DINING CAR. PULLMAN CARS FROM WHEELING JUNCTION THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE. OTHER TRAINS LEAVE WHEELING. For Steubenvllle and Pittsburgh 7:25 ft. m week days: for Pittsburgh and the LI1, . JL t /-Alnm1.li. inH Vhlmvn n? Sp.m. week days; for Pit tabu rrh.Har. rlaburg, Baltimore. Washington, Philadelphia and New York at 3:53 p. m. dally; for Bteubenvlll* and Pennlson at 3:55 p. m. lilly- for Pittsburgh at 7:00 p. m. week jnvM * for Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis und at. Ixiula at 8:30 p. m. r*(>k days. City time. Parlor Car to Pittsburgh on 3:S5 p. m. and 7 p. m. Trains. Persons contemplating a trip will find t orolUable In pleasure and convenience o communicate with the undersigned, *ho will make all necessary arrangements for a delightful Journey. T Ickets will bo provided and baggage checked through to destination. JQHN' Q TOMLINBON\ Passenger and Ticket Agent. Wheeling, W. Va. _oc3_ )HI0 RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. Tlma Tiibio In February H, 18S?. j Dally. (Dally cxcopt Sunday, Eaitorn rime. _ __ I South bound. | 1| a | 1 | ; I ,'ilT P.it.,C <SHl.I..Ft a. m. p. m. ' Pittsburgh, Pa..Lv. *0:10 *12:45 a. m. p. m. Klaaallnf Ar. *11:35 tSlSfi ? "Leave. ni. i?. m. p. m. Yhceiing S:S'!5:5a *1:15 ilouitdHVllIc '* 1?:40 4:>i^ 5eTM.rtin.vlUe... 8:00 1:M r,:? llateravllle R'.Si 1:5? MS VtlUamiitown Ml J.14 ?:Ma.m. 'arkrrnburg 10.18 S.JO *8:00 17:10 Uv?ni?woo5 11:21 N:40 laaon City lj:ljj 6:03 !?:<n t & M. Junction... 12:.<0 fl:i? io:25 olnt Pleasant 1:10 7:00 "ViaTRTTE M. Ry. P. rn. p. m. p. m. Z. & M. JUUC....LV. 13:29 ?:12 2:29 p. m. p. m. p. in. h?rl?ton_;_.....Ar. TS:07 9:25 ?;0S l?l|lpoll? 10:13 lnntUiKton 2:20 8:20 til :B7 ~Vi?*c. A O. Ry. ||>. ra. a. m. p. m~ ,v. Huntington 12:86 *2:30 2:36 p. m. a. m. p. in. it. Chart?ton,W.V.f t4:27 *3:46 4:17 tanova Ar. *2:4o tfi:W 112:15 p. m. p. m. p. m. Via C. & O. Ry. p. m. a. m. n. m. p. m. Cenova .Lv. 2;CS '4:45 ?2:M a. m. p. m. Inclnnatl, O Ar. 7:00 *8:55 '7:00 a. m. p. tn. *xlnfton, Ky...Ar. 7:20 9:00a.m. JldU JOHN "J. ARCHER, O. P. A. i - -? ' IFRAILWAY TIME CARD. Arrival and departure of train* oh and. 4] nfter Fohruary 14, >897. Explanation ot : ,,i K^fwenc? Markn; Dally. tDally; exc#pr . flundv. JDally, except Saturday. Monday. |8iin<lay? only. *Satur? , i o*v? only. Eaatern Standard Time. "Depa rt. in.&O.?Main Line Ea?t.| Arrive* fj JU:fcuin Wa?h., flal.. IMill.. N.Y. * & f:?0 pm Wash.. Bal.. 1'hlL, N.Y.|... t7:00 am ..numb?rl?nd A<*"om *7:H p?n Pm (irafton ACCOM 1*10:10 ait IljOO am ..Washington City pm Depart. n.&O.-CO. Dlv., Westl Arrive." am I,'or Columbua and Chi. *1:15 am i JJ4I Columbua and Clncln.. pm pra -Columbui and Clncln.. 6:o6 ?m ?Warn ..Columbua and Clncln J5:f$ Pm Columbus and Chi. E*. *11:50 am Will am ..8t. Clalravllla Accom.-'tildo am J3:40 pm ..8t. Clalravilla AeeomJ t&;SO om "y-1* *ml Bandutkv Mall | t:K pm S?p*"- b. 4. (S^ffrerniY: 'Xmyir ,5:1s J" ''or Pltt.bur*h *10:10 am r'.M Plttaburgh *4:56 pm fi.W pm ..Plttaburf h and Eaut.. *11;*) pm - Pitliburgh and East.. la-JO am _1W6 pm . pm,i,ur*h tl2:2o pro '? t* R> ArrlvtT V ? ? am BSf,Hnvll"MU d '**" 5? S| ss .vi'tubSiSh ind n? ". gig ss ?i? pm p'??l>?rSh and R y" .JJjS !5 t7.00pr ...Plttiburgh^Aoooni... (9:10 am ?i? f.2 Er" ?ln- and St. Louta f7:tl am !?:? I'm Ex., cin. and St. Loula ttJE pm ?& g If.V S'?"b' ?n<1 Chl - * * P? J*g.pp?l?.Pitta, and Dannlaon.. *11:80 am C. & p.?Bridgeport. Arrive.' ^ ?? 9.rt *?d Chl. pa tfi'u Vmanton and Toledo.. ttJapm il Jk'S a!,l*Pc* and Cleveland fl:tt pm inifi ^ Staubenvlllo and Pitta. k:85 pm , IS'S t i^benville and Pitta. flirt* am 238 Em p?rt Wayne and Chl. tl:10 pm t2.10 pm ..Canton and Toledo.. 16JO pm 12.10 pm Alliance and Cleveland tl? pm If;g Pro Steub'e and Wellaville 49:16 pm tfi.M pm Philadelphia and N. X. p:10 pm -' tl.54 pm ..Baltimore and Waah.. 4f ao pm J5:H pm Steub'a and WellavlUe feilO pm . jSMbk** ? yrsmsi as^T 3JISJ *m ^."Toledo and WeaL... ?8i0 pm iSifw SSX?** Akron & Canton 130 pm j :2c m ?rtHlent and 8teubon'e JO pm iS pra ^W^l'on and Canton. *1100 am oruiMuii ana uietipenc -u:iu us Depart. C.. L. ftl^.-Brldgeo'tT Arrtw. 4-.nr ?. E*?tern Tim*. l.'-S am ?eve- Toledo and Chi. tl:80 9m Ji'S ptn Cleve., Toledo and Chi. tatfO pm ptn MjMwlllon Aocom fli:00 am tS'21 am ,,St' Clalmvlll? Accom.. 1938 am US'*25 *m "S^ ClMrrville Accom., 41:80 pm 21Pm ..8t. Clalniville Accom.. tElO pm I? 25 pm 8t? Clairavllle Accoou tfi:M am tlMO pm Local Freight 111:80 8m Depart. Ohlo^Rlver R. R. . Arrive. 6:30 am Passenger *10:60 am 12:UT? pm Passenger ...... 8:40 pm *4:16 pm Passenger *6:50 pm feolfalro. Bella! re. ? Leave. B., Z. & C. R. R. Arrive. 9:10 am Bellalm 2>4R pm 4:15 pm Woodiffold ....... 8:45 am 1:2C pm and Zanewvllle 12:8Spm 5 ? RAILROADS. the (foreland, Lorain & Wheeling RAILWAY COMPANY. Central Standard Time. ' Tim# Schedule of Passenger Trains la effect Sunday. January 3, 1837. Cleveland Depot Foot South .Water Street* DEPART. " I i I ? I ? I I a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m. Bridgeport 6:05 12? SJP s Uhrlehsvlllft 8:80 8:10 2:36 6:00 New Philadelphia... 5:47 3:28 2:63 6J9 Canal Dover 6:54 8:36 2M 8M Justus 6:23 9:08 3:30 6:55 Masslllon 6:40 8:23 3:45 fclJ Warwick ?:06 9:49 4:10 Sterling 7:27 10:12 4M Seville 7:34 10:18 4:36 v Medina 7:? 10:37 6:00 J? Lester 8:37 10:80 "5:44 ' , $5 Grafton 8:65 1L*07 6:03 Elyria 9:10 11:21 6:21 Lorain 9:25 11:35 6:35 Latter Junction 8:10 10:49 6:16 Cleveland 9:10 11:60 6:15 a. m. p. in. p. m ARRIVE. ill a I s i p. mJp. m. p. m. p. m. Bridgeport J 1:30 7:00 10:00 i. liriuiinvuio u.fci i.w n.?? i.w New Philadelphia... 10:62 4:17 8:00 7:18 Canal Dover 10:15 4:09 7:52 7:1* JuiitUR 10:15 8:89 7:21 6:46 Masslllon 9:59 2:22 7:04 8:80 Warwick 9:83 3-.5S fi:37 a. ra. Sterling 9:10 2:36 6:15 Seville 9:04 2:29 6:18 > Medina 8:44 2:09 8:47 Lester 8:35 1:53 8:06 Grafton 7:41 1:36 4:48 Klyrla 7:28 1:19 4:28 Lorain 7:05 1:06 4:10 j Lester Junction .... 8:82 1:67 6:84 Cleveland 7:80 1:00 4:80 a. m. p. ro.|p. ra. j All trains dally except Sunday. a> Passengers between Wheeling. Martin.? Ferry. Bellalre and Bridgeport, take Bleo trie xtauway. M. O. CARREL, General Passenger Agent . #BALT1M0EB4 OHIO. Departure and arrival of train* at Wheeling. Eastern time. Schedule in effect Feb. MAIN LINE BAST. For Baltimore. Philadelphia and New Tort I2d5andn:0j)a. m. and Cumberland Accommodation. 7:00 a. m* dally except Sunday. Grafton Accommodation, 1:40 p. tn. dally. ARRIVE. From New Tork, Philadelphia and Baltimore. 8:30 a. m.. dally. Cumberland express, 4JSS p. m., dally. Cumberland Accommodation, -7:25 p. m.. except Sunday. Grafton Accommodation, 10JO a. mdally. TRANS-OHIO DIVISION. For Columbus and Chicago, 73S a. m. and s:40 p. m.. dally. .nil rinplnnttl CranM 1A.?I a. in. daily. 11:40 p. m. dally, exceptSaturday. and 2:40 a. m. Sunday only. Sandusky Mall 10:16 a. m.. dally. St. Clalmvllta Accommodation. 10:16 a, m., and 3:40 p. in., except Sunday. ARRIVE. Chlcaco Exprcm, 1:15 a. m. and 11:50 a. "cTncinnatl Expres*. 5:06 a. m. and 5:10 p, mBandi?ky Mall. B:30 p. m.. (tally. St Clnln?vllle* Accommodation. 11:? ^ m. and 5:S0 p. m.. dally, except Sunday. WHEEI4IWU k ni isiBuwn tuv, For Pittalnirgh. 5:10 and ?:00 a. m. and 5:40 p. m.. dally. and 1:3. p. m., dally. exc*?o^PHtHjiirith and the East* 6:10 a. m, and 5:<D p. ni.. dally. ARRIVK. From Pittsburgh. 10:10 ?. m. and |:SS p. fe.nSS'tlUWaSlll&Wtt m" *XC"1" CUAfl/o. SCULL. O. P. /l. Baltimore, lid. j. T. I JINK. T. P. A.. Wheeling. W. Va. * WHBELING fi ELM GROVE RAILROAD On and after Saturday, February 2. ISM, train* will run a? follow*. city time: I>ave Wheeling. l^ave Rim Groya. Tr'n T'melTr'nT mejTr'n Tmo Tr'nT'mt No a. m.| No. i>. m. No. a. m. No. p. m. " .. y:uoM.... 3:00 1.... t?:W18.... ?:W 4 00 22.... COO 3.... 7:00 21.... 4:00 I 8 00 24.... R:00 R.... 8:00 21.... 6:00 g 9:00126.... 6:00 7.... ^S:00 2S? 6:00 lo " 10 00I2S.... 7:00 9.... 10:0027.... 7;00 !., iV.Mhn ... 8:0011.... 11:00 29.... I:M n m. 32.... 9:00 p.m. 11.... 8:00 ' 14 . 112:00 84.... 10:001!...;' '-13:00 A.;. 1040 15::::1 "loo*.... u:oo?.... 1:00 u.-oo IS.... 2:00 _ J' *;00 tDatly, rxcfpt Sunday. Sunday church trains will leava Elm Drove at 9:43 a- *',(* Wheeling at UUf a m. H. B. WElSQBRbER. General Manager. WHEELING BRIDGE 4 TBRHIRAL RT C. O. BREWSTER* Recclvor. rimo Tallin No. 13. lo take eftect11:01?. m, Sunday. November IP. 1S8&. T.pnVA WneoiuiK?(Oiw, !?; ?, gu;w ?. m.a o.^o 3:15. 14:30. 19:00 n. m. ' Lekve Penln*ula-18:<* 19:51. |ll:46 a. m? nM'3 2l, 14:36. 19:08 p. m. "Leave Martin'* Kerry?18:12, 19:57, |U:II i m . t*:32. 3:27. 14:42. |9:12 p. m. Arrive Terminal Junctlon-18:17, 10:<*, H1-M a m.. t2:3S. *3t4:4?. |9:1R p. m. Leave Terminal Junctlon~t7:22. |9;00 a. n . '12:40 a. m.. |3:H?. |4:0R,15:14, ti:45 p. m. Leave Martin'* Ferry-17:25, W:07 a. m.. 12:45, ?414:10. 15:19. 18:52 p. m. Leave Peninsula?17:84, 19:14 a. m., *12:S1? 14:11, 14:17. 15:Jo. 18:58 p. m. Arrive Wheeling?17:40, |9:30 a. m., 12:57, 4:17. 14:25. 19:05 p. m. Daily. t Dally except Sunday. (Sundays "llll train* will run on Ra*tern Time. J. IS. TAtiSSKl. Superintendent rHK INTBLLIOENCER PRINTINO Efl tall Uhmcn t-Nea t, accurate, prompt, - :& :>mm