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Birmingham’s Favorite Clothing Emporium!
Our Good Values the Magnet Itf" " lookers and buyers, rapid sales and satisfied customers, prove that we are receiving deserved recognition at the hands of the buying public. We are giving our customers full returns for their money, and they are not slow in catching on to our way of selling. Late additions of new and stylish goods for each of our departments makes our stock complete in every detail for the approaching Holidays. -Our usual LOW PRICES have made for us thousands of new customers. We are encouraged in having inaugurated these great reductions in all our departments, finding that the continued increase in our business will more than make up for loss of profits. Our nobby (t'C HO Ql li+O in S(luare and round cut SACKS are vPU.vJC/ OUILO ready sellers. Jc°haXu;ahori Cheviots at $7.50, 5 $10.00. QM r Will pay for a stylish Prince Albert Suit, usually ^PlDiVJw Sold for $22.50 to $25.00 elsewhere. (I'Q Will buy a Suit made from black or fancy Worsted, vP*7 Cassimere, Thibet or Clay Worsted in all the newest styles. CfclQ Is OUR price for an Imported Clay Worsted, vPIZ-■ \J\J Cheviot, Cassimere, plain and fancy Mixtures; single or double-breasted Sacks or Cutaway Frocks. Those $5.00 Suits Bringers. Out-of-town customers are beginning to become interested in them. We propose to make as many friends as possible to make by selling a good thing for little money. Our large line of 00 Ql lltc must be seen to be appreciated. Many OUlLo hundreds to select from; tailored to perfection. Style—Sack or Cutaway Frocks. JUDGE OUR CLOTHING by its price and quality combined—not one without the other. You can find the same garments everywhere, but quality or price taken alone is a poor index to worth. Reputation counts for something, because it takes HONESTY and MERIT to acquire it. We buy our goods of REPUTABLE MAKERS. Our guarantee for goodness goes with everything we sell. Does it not pay better to trade at such stores as ours that say to you: “Your mo7iey back if you are 7iot e7itirely satisfied with your purcehasf" Men’s and Boys’ Overcoats and Boys’ Reefers! Mackintoshes for Men and Boys! WE ARE surprised ourselves at the volume of business we are doing in this Special Department. The reason is plain. NE IV GOODS, UNIQUE STYLES and LOWER PRICES than any other|house. Our $ 5 Melton Over j coat, usually sold at other houses for $8.50, has found full appreciation judging from the large quantities we have soldj By buying your Overcoat from us a saving of 30 per cent is absolute and settled when compared with other dealers’ '****' ^ prices. Notably so in this season’s Overcoats are the English Kerseys, in black and blue, combine elegance and sav **** ing, at $7.50 and $10.00. AVe have the tailor-made Montagnac, Beavers, Cars, Meltons, Schnable, Chinchillas and Vicunas from $12.50 and upwards. Choose at random from the immense outspread in this Great Department and you will find Correct Styles, Newest Materials and Lowest Prices. Boys’ and Children’s Suits, Keefers and Cape Overcoats—On Second Floor. Take Elevator. No other store can show you such a large selection for boys and children. Boys’ Clothes made to wear, made to fit and at the smallest prices. BOYS’ KNEE PANTS SUITS at 75c, 95c, $1,25, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50 and $5.00. A new assortment just received especially for the holidays in all sizes. BOYS’ LONG PANTS SUITS at $^,50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00 and upwards.- Now is your time to select your Boys’ Suits and Reefers in order to keep the boys warm. LOUIS SAKSI~MRm}LOUIS SAKS THE MARKETS, State Herald Office, Dec. 17, 1895. Money in the local market is in active de frnand at from 6 to 8 per cent, according to (the security offered. 'Li.... - Rates of Exchange. New York exchange rates rule from 50 pents discount to par. Birmingham Clearing House Report. Cl^rings.$82,124.87 jSame day last year. 84,426.36 • t - Local Cotton Market. Strict middling.7% Middling .7% Strict low middling .7Vfe Low middling .7% Strict ordinary .7ty Good ordinary .7% Ordinary ....7 -o WHOLESALE PRICES. Provisions. Bacon—5$g(S>5%. Bulk meats—4%(r?5. Grits—Per sack, $1.10. Cheese, ll@12%c. Bran—Per hundred pounds, TStS'SOc. 1 lams—14-pound average, 10%@llc. Hay—No. 1 Timothy. $19.00; choice, $20.00. Corn—White milling, 38c. Rice—Good, per pound; prime 4%c; fancy head. 5%c. Corn meal—7057-SOo per sack. Salt—150 pounds, Virginia, 60@65; Louisi ana, 85; 200 pound ground Liverpool, 85. Syrup—Fancy new crop, 30tfr35o per gallon; other grades, 18<g)25c per gallon. Oats—Western feed, 28(ti>38o per bushel; Texas, 35c. Lard—Tierces, fancy leaf, 614; refined tierces, 5; smaller packages, usual differ ences. , Flour—Common to best, $3.60<g>4.10. Sugar—Granulated. 4.8214c; cut-loaf, 5%c; fancy yellow clarified, 4%®4Vfcc. Country Produce. Cabbage—lVfcc per pound. Apples—Per barrel, $2.50 to $3.00. Onions—Per pound, lV&c. Cotton seed—Per ton, $7.00, f. o. b. Cotton seed hulls—Per ton, $6.00. Cotton seed meal—$18.50 per ton. Irish potatoes—50@G0c per bushel. Sweet potatoes—55c per bushel. Butter—Country, 15020c per pound; Jer sey, 30# 35c. Peas—Lady, $1.75 per bushel; white crowd er, $1.00; mixed, 75c. Dried apples—Peeled, 3Vfcc per pound. Poultry—Well grown chickens, $2.60 per dozen. Eggs—21c per dozen. Evaporated peaches—7l/&#'8,/&c. Vinegar—Apple, 12lfc018c; pure double Strength, 20# 25c. Hay—Guinea grass, small bale?, $12.50 per ton; German millet, small bales, $15.00 per ton; German millet, from wagons, 40060c per hundred; No. 2 Timothy, $15.00; No. 1 Timothy, $16.00; choice to fancy, $17.00. Hides, Wool, Etc. Hides—Green salted, 5#>6c. Hides—Dry flint, 7@9c. Hides—Dry salted. 608c. Beeswax—24c per pound. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Cotton Letter. New Tork, Dec. 18.—(Special.)—The war scare continued to unsettle the market to day, but the depression was inconsiderate and perhaps was rather the result of the extreme dullness than of anything else. The Liverpool report was not encourageing and our opening was at a decline of a few points, March selling on the call at 8.3L The trading was mainly docal, and March, after declining to 8.29, rallied to 8.84, only to weaken in the latter trading. The close was at S.29'38.30 for March, with the tone steady. The holiday dullness, which seems already to have cast its shadow over the market, may continue to check active trading for a ■while and prices may go a few points lower, but we share the belief that is growing here that the next decided move of the cotton market will be upward. _ _ . IUODAN & CO. In Wall Street. New York, Dec. 18.—The feature of the railway and miscellaneous stock market at the opening today was the pressure of long stock for foreign account. The selling for London account was quite pronounced, and it Is estimated that fully 20.000 shares of Louisville and Nashville, Atchison. St. Paul and other stocks with an international mar ket were sold during the first hour of bus iness. Local bear traders were also sellers, and a decline of %<&4 per cent followed. The greatest losses were in Consolidated Gas, Bay State Gas, Baltimore and Ohio, the grangers, Louisville and Nashville, Missou ri, Kansas and Texas. Manhattan and Lake Shore. After the decline at the opening the market drifted into dullness, and for a timo speculation was practically at a standstill. In the afternoon the shorts endeavored to cover, but the offerings of stock were light ami prices moved up sharply. The recovery in the last hour was equal to %<($% per cent. American Tobacco was particularly strong In the late trading and moved up to 74%, against 72‘4 earlier. Chicago Gas was also a firm feature. The market closed firm in tone. Net changes for the day, however, show losses of per cent, the interna tional shares showing the largest declines. Bonds were weak, sales footing up $1,825,000. The sales of listed stocks aggregated 235, 3G0 shares and of unlisted stocks 119,333. New York, Dec. 18.—Money on call was quiet at %@3 per cent; last loan at 2 per cent and closing offered at 2 per cent; prime mercantile paper, 4%^i5% per cent. Bar sil ver, 6G%c. Sterling exchange was firm, with actual business in bankers' bills at $i.S77i@4.88 for sixty days and S4.firstname.lastname@example.org for demand; post ed rates, $4.S8email@example.com; commercial bills, $4.80% @4.87V2. Government bonds were firm. State bonds were steady. Railroad bonds were lower. Silver at the board was steady. Treasury balances—Coin, $80,032,7S7; cur rency, $99,449,934. Closing bids— American Cotton Oil.. 17 American Cotton Oil preferred. 09% American Sugar Refining. 101 American Sugar Defining preferred. 9 7% American Tobacco. 73% American Tobacco preferred. 98 Atchison... 3 9 VS Baltimore aud Ohio. 46% Canada Pacific. 53% Chesapeake and Ohio. 19% Chicago and Alton. 156 Chicago, Burlington and Quiucy. 82% Chicago Gas. 99% Delaware, Lackawanna aud Western— 194% Distillers and cattle Feeders. 19 Erie. 13% Erie preferred. 22 General Electric. 30% Illinois Central. 99 Lake Erie aud Western. 21 Lake Erie and Western preferred. 73% Lake Shore. . 149% Louisville and Nashville. 50% Louisville, New Albany and Chicago— 9 Manhattan Consolidated. 103% Memphis and Charleston. 15 Michigan Central. 101% Missouri Pacific. 28% Mobile and Ohio. 23% Nashville, Chattanooga aud 8t. Louis .. 78 United States Cordage . 9% United States Cordage preferred. 12% New Jersey Central. 108 New York Central. 99% New York and New England. 55 ( Norfolk and Western preferred. 8 Northern Pacific. 4 1 Northern Pacific preferred. 13% Northwestern. 102% Northwestern preferred...’.. 150 Pacific Mall. . 30 Beading.... 7% uock i si ami. v.jym St. Paul. 71 St. Paul preferred. 128 Silver certificates. 66Ml Tennessee Coal and Iron. 32Vb Tennessee Coal and Iron preferred.loO Texas Pacific. 87b Union Pacific . 6Vb Wabash ..... 7VI Wabash preferred. 17VI Western Union.v. 884b Wheeling and Lake Erie. 13** Wheeling and Lake Erie preferred. 40Vb BONDS. Alabama, class A. 1101% Alabama, cl3ss B. lluVJ Alabama, class O.. 100 Louisiana stamped 4s. 98 North Carolina 4s. 104 North Carolina 8a. 124 Tennessee new settlement 3s.. ....i...... 80 Virginia tis deferred. 6 Virginia Trust Receipt 4s.6 Virginia funded debt. 63Mi United States 4s, registered. IllU United States 4s, coupon. 112 Vb United States 2s-*.. 97 Southern Railway 5s. 95 I Southern Railway common. 9Vb Southern Railway preterred. 31 South Carolina 4tos. lOtiVa ♦Ex-dividend. fBld. tAnked. | C. BERNEY, F. W. DIXON, President, Vice-President. Slate Loan and Trust Company, 2015 First Avrnuo, Birmingham, Ala., -DEALERS IN Stocks and Bonds. WANTED. —♦— BONDS. $10,000 to $20,000 Georgia Pacific« first mortgage 6s and ys. $10,000 Georgia Pacific second in come. $yooo Eureka Company ps. $3000 to $7000 Alice Furnace Com pany 7s, i8g2-igo2. J. P. MUDD. 11-30-tf_ ARE YOU INTERESTED? T7—^ x-y information and how to make prolltable I* I lil 1 inve8tmmUs. 20 years’ experience on A Chicago board of trade and New York and Chicago stock exchanges. M arket Letter Free. Safe and sure plan explained In our new booklets. I “How to Make Money” A'* A11 about Stocks.” The time for action is now; never were better oppor tunttics offered; $25 to fl(J0 of your Income may lay the foundation to a fort une. Address at once Lincoln & Co., Hunker* and Hrokers, 123-125 LaSallb Stbbict, Dp it. 1, Chicago, III 10-22-tue-thur-104t Chicago ’Change. Chicago, Dec. 18.—The holiday dullness was upon the grain markets today. Discus sion of the president's message to congress whs the leading point of interest at the opening, and the result of it was to impart a feeling of firmness to prices, although opinions were divided as to whether the pos sibility of hostilities between Great Britain and America would benefit or depreciate values ■The. course of thef market later would Indicate that the latter was the view of the majority. The heavy rains which have been falling in the winter wheat sec tions were viewed with apprehension. the fear being that a severe freeze would follow the milder weather, to the danger of the un protected plant. Heavy local professionals sold moderately, and prices after exhibiting strength at the start became weak and de clined during the morning, a fair rally suc ceeding, with an Insignificant loss from yes terday showing at tlie close. British con sols declined almost a full point today, but the fact was not particularly important in Its bearing on wheat. May wheat opened at 60V2<ft>f»(H4c, sold between closing at D9^i@59%c, Vfifj'Vic under yesterday. Cash wheat averaged steady. Corn—The Venezuelan question played an Important part In defining the action of corn prices, as well as those of wheat. It first prompted firmness, but subsequently tended to depress. Only a moderate trade took place, however, and nothing aside from local Interest was evident. The range of prices was limited, with some liquidation by holders when th© most pronounced weak ness existed. May corn opened at 28*4c, sold between 28 and 28^4@28%c, closing at 2S%c, unchanged from yesterday. Cash corn was firm tot *4c per bushel higher. Oats—The market rose and fell In sympa thy with wheat and corn. Commission houses were liberal sellers at one time. An utter lack of confidence W’as exhibited by holders, the situation giving but little hope of Improvement. May oates closed %c un der yesterday. Cash oats wrere unchanged. Provisions—Until the grain markets lost their nrmness products were quite steady, but with the decline In other 'commodities they weakened and receded from the posi tion first assumed. The hog market being weak tended to discourage efforts In the di rectton of advancement, hut as trading was light no serious loss took place. The close was unchanged from yesterday for May pork and ribs and a shade lower for May lard. The leading futures ranged as follows: Articles Opening Highest Lowest Closing." Wheat Dec. 5C% 56% 56 56% Jan. 66% 56% 50 56% May. 60% 60% 59% 59% Corn Dec . 25% 25% 25% 25% Jan. 25% 26% 25% 25% May. 28% 28% 28 28% July. 29 29 28% 28% Oats - Deo. 16% 16% 16% 16% May. 19% 19% 18% 19 Pork Dec . 7 90 7 90 7 90 7 90 Jan . 8 50 8 50 8 47% |8 50 May. 8 90 8| 90 8 82% 8 87% Lard Dec. 5 17% ft 17% 5 17% 5 17% Jan. 5 27% 5 30 ft 27% 5 30 May .... 5 52% 5 62% 5 50 5 52% Ribs— Dec. 4 27% 4 27% 4 27% 4 27% Jan. 4 30 4 30 4 27% 4 30 May. A 52% 4 52% 4 50 4 52% Ca£h quotations: Flour was quiet and steady at unchanged prices. Wheat—No. £ spring. 56(h57%c; No. 2 red, 6134c. Corn —No. 2, 25%c. Mess pork, $7.*7ft*r7.90. Lard, $5.27%fa5.30. Short rib sides, $4.23^/4.35. Dry salted shoulders. $4.50^4.75. Short clear sides, $4.37^4.62%. Whisky, $1.22. General Cotton Markets. £ S 3 ’!• o o. W Wg S £ Cities. = g S’ • ? g zr 2. • s •o *3 : __:_ Galveston... 8% 5979 ..’1482 134820 Norfolk. 8 3-16 2717 .' 658 52837 Baltimore. 8% . 1270 .... 21695 Boston.. 8 9-16 696 3432 . Wilmington. 8 743 . 26370 Philadelphia. 8% 183 . 12611 Savannah.... 8 3069 . 333 90731 New Orleans 8% 13270 13298 3500 385331 Mobile. 8 800 ..... 400 30123 Memphis,.... 8 2512 2531 3300 157326 Augusta. 6 1-ld 1.130 . 428 43208 Charleston .. 7 15-Id 840 .. 300 524 4 7 Cincinnati. 8% 1639 . 8584 Louisville 8% ...... . St- Louis. 8 3-16 1349 4110 100 64274 Houston. 8% 8734 . 61 54209 Sun’s Cotton Review. Now York, Dec. 18.—The Suns Cotton re view says: Cotton declined 5 to 6 points, recovered most of this and then again declined, clos ing 5 to fi points lower for the day and steaily, with sales of 172,800 bales. Today's features: In spite of the war talk! a decline in Liverpool, a drop of %d in British consols, fears of Increased gold experts and some long liquidation, the de cline was not great. At. one time there was a rally, due to local and southern buying for both sides of the account. The German houses bought to some extent and the Greeks bought March. The Liverpool mar ket [was active, showing that English spin ners were disposed to buy freely, partly omifig to the shortness of the crop. Man chester was firm. The interior receipts were smajl. The arrivals at the ports were con siderably behind those of last week and cot ton [has friends who buy it on the breaks. They believe that but for the lethargic con dition of speculation usual at the holidays prices would advance. The bears increased their line a little, owing to the Venezuelan troiible, but they were anything but aggres sive in their operations. Neill Bros, con firm their previous estimate of 6,500,000 bales maximum, and naturally this encourages the bulls. Still for the moment the decline in Liverpool, the dullness of speculation and the fact that a majority of board room op erators were against the market"caused a moderate recession here for the day. New York Cotton Market. New York, Dec. 18.—Cottofj was dull; mid dling gulf, 8\c, middling uplands, 8tfcc; gross receipts, 5509 bales; exports to Great Britain, 7243 bales; to the continent, 1129; forwarded, 2376; sales, 354, all spinners; stock, 181,127. Total today—Net receipts 28.999 bales; ex ports to Great Britain, 24,743; to the conti nent, 6086; stock, $1,018.277. Total so far this week—Net receipts, 146, 273 bales; exports to Great Britain, 38,543; to France, 13,069; to the continent. 21,806. Total since September 1—Net receipts, 3,032,886; exports to Great Britain. 866.412; to France, 258,077; to the continent, 731,444. New York, Dec. 18.—Cotton futures closed steady; sales, 172,800 bales. December, 8.18; January, 8.19; February, 8.24; March, 8.29; April, 8.34; May. 8.38; June, 8.41; July, 8.42; August, 8.42; September, 8.12; October, 8.02; November, 7.98. New Orleans Cotton Market. New Orleans, Dec. 18.—Cotton futures were steady; sales, 27,700 bales. December, 8.08; January, 8.05; February, 8.09; March, 8.13; April, 8.16; May, 8.20; June, 8.23; July, 8.26; August, 8.20; September, 7.88; October, 7.80. Liverpool Cotton Market. Liverpool, Dec. 18.-12:30 p. m.—Cotton de mand was good and prices were steady. American middling. 4 2-32d; sales, 12,000 bales, of which 10,900 were American; spec ulation and export, 1000; receipts, 22,000, of which 15,100 were American. Futures opened steady, with demand fair; December and January, 4 35-64d(g>4 34-64d: January and Feb ruary, 4 34-Old^4 33-64(1; February and March, 4 32-64d''d>4 33-64d; March and April, 4 34-64d@4 32-64d; April and May, 4 32-64d; I May and June, 4 34-04d<&4 32-64d; June and July, 4 34-64d; July ana August, 4 34-64d; Oc tober and November, 4 22-64d. Tenders at today’s deliveries were 100 bales new dock ets. Liverpool, Dec. 18.—4 p. m.—Futures closed quiet at the decline; December, 4 33-64d<3> 4 34-64(1 buyer; January and February. 4 31-64d buyer; February and March, 4 30-G4d @4 31-64d buyer; March and April, 4 30-64d@ , 4 31-64d; April and May, 4 30-64dff4 31-64d val ue; May and June. 4 31-64d seller; June and July, 4 31-64d(f/4 32-61d seller; July and Au gust, 4 31-64d@4 32-64d buyer; August and September, 4 30-64d@4 31-64d seller; October and November (unofficial), 4 2U-G4d@4 21-4>4U value. New Orleans Cotton Exchange Statement. New Orleans, Dec. 18.—Semi-weekly move ment at thirteen Interior towns: For 1895—Receipts, 7G.502 bales; shipments, 62,806; stock, 47,107. For 1894—Receipts, 125,357 bales; shipments, 101.918; stock. 128.133. For 1893—Receipts, 86,563 bales; shipments, 73,634; stock, 374,503. New York. New York, Dec. 18.—Flour was dull, but steady; winter wheat low grades, $2.25(0)2.65; winter wheat fair to fancy, $2.65®3.30; win ter wheat patents, $3.45®4.76; Minnesota clear, $2.50®3.10; patents, $3.15®)4.10; low ex tras, $2.26®2.66. Southern flour was dull, but steady: common to fair, $2.1O®2.80; good to choice, $2.90®3.00. Wheat—The spot market was fairly active and firm; No. 2 red store and elevator, 6944® 70c; afloat, 70%®71c. Options were moder ately active and unsettled, closing Arm and unchanged from yesterday on firmer cables, foreign buying and local covering; No. 2 red January, 66Hc; February, 66%c; March, 67%c; May, 66%c; July, G644e; December, 6544c. Corn was firm and fairly active; No. 2. 3V'nC(iM%c in elevator; 34%®34%c afloat. Op tion were dull, unchanged and firm, with out special features; December, 33%c; Jan uary, 33%c; May, 34Vfec. Oatswere quiet, butflrm; options were dull, but firm; December, 22Vfec; January, 2244c; May, 24c. Spot—No. 2, 2244c; No. 2 white, 24‘4c; mixed western, 23®24c. Hay was firm and in fair demand; ship ping, 70®75c; good to choice, 90®97*«fec. Wool was Arm; domestic fleece, 16®22c; pulled. 15® 34c. Reef was quiet, but steady: family, $10.00® 10.50; extra mess, $7.50®'8.50. Reef hams were dull at $15.00®15.50. Tierced beef was steady; city extra Indian mess, $16.50®17.00. Cut meats were dull and unsettled; pickled bellies, 4 13-16®4%c; shoulders, 5c asked; hams, 8V4®)8Hc; middles, nominal. Lard was quiet, but steady; western steam, $5.52^ asked; city steam, $5.15; De cember, $5.65. Refined was dull; continent, $6.00; South American, $6.30; compound, $4.62Vfe®6.00. Pork was quiet, but steady; mess, $8.75® 9 25. Butter was Arm; fancy was Arm; state dairy, 13W24e; creamery, 20fy27c; western dairy, U<S19c; Elglns, 28c. Cotton seed oil was quiet and lower; crude, 24‘4c; yellow prime, new, 28<&28Vic; yellow prime, new off grade, 2SV4c. Rosin was dull, but Bteady; strained com mon to good, 31.70dfl.75. Turpentine was quiet, but steady, at 27i4'3> 28c. - ’ Rice was Arm and fairly active; domestic fair to extra. 3ifi5%c; Japan. 34i8?lc. Molasses were In fair demand and Arm; New Orleans open kettle good to choice. 28# 36c. Peanuts were quiet. Coffee was dull and unchanged to 5 points down; February, $13.75; March, $13.65# 13.70; May, $13.20; September, $12.20. Spot Rio was quiet, but steady; No. 7, 14Hc* Sugar—Raw was dull, but steady; fair refining, 3H#3Hc; refined was quiet, but steady; off A, 4 13-16c; standard A, 4%c; cut loaf and crushed, 5Vic; granulated, 4%#>4%c. Freights were quiet; room scarce and steady. New Orleans. New Orleans, Dec. 18.—Open kettle sugv was steady at 2H#2 5-16e, according td grade: centrifugal was quiet; granulated. 4H#4V4c; white, 4%@4 l-16c; yellow, 3 9-16# 3 13-10e; seconds, 2# 3 5-16c. Molasses—Open kettle, accordingto grade, 20#34c; centrifugal, 5#>17c; syrup, IS#23c; re fined sugar, powdered and cut-loaf, 5c; standard granulated, 4%c; confectioners’ A, 4 He. Rice was steary; prime, 4H#4Hc; fair, 2%#3Hc; common, l%Wc. Flour—Patents, $3.S5#3.90; extra fancy, $3. GO# 3.65. Corn—No. 2 mixed and No. 2 white, sacked. 36c; yellow, 37#38c. Oats—No. 2 western, 25Hc; choice, 26Hc. Bran, 67H#70c. Hay—Prime, 18#21c; choice, 23c. Pork, $9.00#9.25. Dry salted shoulders, long clear, short clear and short rib sides, $4.87H#5.00. Bacon—Shoulders, long clear, short clear and short rib sides, $5.7^ Bard—Compound, $4.62H#4.75; pure, $6.00. Hams. $9.50# 10.50. Coffffee—Rio, fair, 18i,4c; good ordinary, 16Hc; common, 14*4#14Hc; Mexican prime, 20c; fair, 18%c. Cotton seed oil—Strictly prime crude in bulk, 21#21H; In barrels, 23H#24c; refined, 26# 2GHc. St. Louis. St. Louis, Dec. 18.—Flour was dull, but steady; patents, $firstname.lastname@example.org; fancy, $2.85@>3.00; choice, $email@example.com. Wheat was lower; December, 55c; May, 57%c. Corn—December was higher; others were lower; December, 23%c; January, 23%c; May, 25@25%c. Oats were unchanged. Pork—Standard mess, $S.12%. Lard—Prime steam, $5.12%; choice, $5.22%. Bacon—Shoulders, $5.25; longs, $5.12%; clear ribs, $5.25; short clear, $5.75. Dry salted meats—Shoulders, $4.50; longs, $6.50; clear ribs, $4.75; short clear, $4.75. High wines were steady at $1.22. Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Dec. 18.—Flour was active; winter patent, $firstname.lastname@example.org; spring patent, $3.50 @3.75. Wheat was steady; No. 2 red, 66%c. Corn was quiet; No. 2, 27%c; No. 2 mixed, 27%c. Oats were steady; No. 2 white, 22%c. Pork was quiet; mess, $8.50. Lard was steady; steam leaf, $5.75; kettle, $5.75; prime steam, $email@example.com. Bacon was firm; loose shoulders, $5.00; short rib sides, $5.12%; short clear sides, $5.37%; box meats, %c more. Dry salt meats were steady, but quiet; loose shoulders, $4.50; short ribs, $4.25; short clear, $4.75; box meats, %c more per pound. Chicago Cattle Market. Union Stock Yards, 111., Dec. 18.—Cattle— Receipts, 15,000; the market was steady; common to extra steers, $3.10@>5.50; Stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and bulls, $1.50 @3.50; Texans, $email@example.com. Hogs—Receipts, 38,000; the market was easy and 5c lower; heavy pocking and sha ping lots, $3.50^3.65; common to choice mixed, $3.40@3.G0; choice assorted, $3.50® 3.60; light, $3.4<Ku3.50; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Receipts, 15,000; the market was slow; prices were 10c lower; inferior to choice, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Dry Goods. New York, Dec. 18.—The “war scare” ap pears to be confined to the speculative mar kets. There was no trace of it in the dry goods market, although the discussion of President Cleveland’s message helped to make interesting and otherwise a verv dull day. Business was of the late ordinary character, buyers in staple cotton and in seasonable fancies confining their attention to small pressing requirements, whilst spring lines were in steady request for specialties and high novelties in both print ed and woven patterned cotton fabrics, and quiet for regular lines. Business in woolen g*ods continued indifferent. The general tone of the market is unaltered.