Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 10, 1889, Page 7, Image 7
: wF:J,,T?WrwPPPFWP5r'3src? jwvif'-iiHiiiii.jpuw.wij, K-aiiimMiv9VtmTi-nrvfi y'vmwgiprPT ?vll&?P&t" 'WIWRfTrHBHlB THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, THURSDAY, JANTTART 10, 1889, . t m A SAD AND SUDDEN DEATH. pitipesps. LOCAL LIYE STOCK. Leading Features of- Markets at tlie Central Stockyards. EXPORT CATTLE IN TOOfi DEMAND. Good Butchers' Stock Active-Sheep and Lambs Very Lively. HOGS EALLT FE01I MOXDATS BREAK OFFICE OP THE PlTTBUItQ DlSIA TCH, 1 ED esd ay, January SL 18S9. J Cattle receipts on Monday varied very little from the previous Monday, the total being 7j cars. The grade of those received this week showed a slight improvement on receipts for several weeks past. While there were a few last wcet of a hicher grade than any received this week, there were also more of the common and low Erado stock The majority of the cattle which showed np this weeK ha o been fair to good batcher stock ranging from 1.2 0 to 1,400 pounds Very few light butcher cattle were among the supplies. Good butcher stock rules firm at from o to loo above rates of las,twcck. The bet pneesob tamed. so far as could be learned, w ere SI To to 4f0 Heavy grades were slow at last week's prices. Export demand has almost ceaed,and buyers for heavy cattle h n e been cry scarce for a few weeks past. The trade now i almost cn tnelj iwth batchers and countrj people. ith light demaud lor export cattle risks of buyers aie big, and they arc not disposed to invest, ex cept on large concessions. KO BEMAJ.-D TOE EXTORT CATTLE. A leading stockman thus puts the case, "Our foreign bound steamers at this time of the year are generally loaded with more profitable freight than livestock. This is the time for heavy cotton shipine-its. At any rate there is no lorger any demand for export cattle. This is alw.is tne situation from the holidays till spring Toward spring I expect to see good butcher cattlt nearly as high in pnee as export rattle The sappl of cattle wanted by butch ers is hardl up to demands, and this is likely to be the situation for a couple of months yet. On the other hand, judging from pist experi ence we w ill have more heavy cattle lietuetn now and spring than the trade here demands." There were no cattle left over to-da as was the case last week. A few loads could have been sold yesterday, after supplies were cleaned np, and this at an advance on Mon day's rates. SHEEP ASD LAMBS. Supplies of sheep at the beginning of the week ere about double thoe cf the week be fore, the total being 2a cars against 12 cars each for the two previous week. Notwith standing this largo increase in supplies, mar kets are active and strong at last week's prices. The market for sheep and lambs has been bet ter thi week than for a niontn past. Stock was all cleaned upjeterdayandpnces ruled firm until the last bunch was gobbled np Good sheep in Xew York markets brought Cc je-terday: and choice lambs uould have shaved Tc ver) closely at Liberty for the last day or two, if they had appeared. A verj large run of hogs on Monday broke markets in the early part of the day In the afternoon of that da, after word had come from Buffalo and other points and holders had time to "view the landscape o'er," markets rallied and have been grow ing stronger up to day, w ben prices are nearly where they were on Saturday. Receipts to-day at Chicago were 21000 head and prices there are 5c lower than yesterday. At Eat Libert prices are stcidj at rates 13 to 20c above thee which ruled "on Monday morning. The uemand for ligbt-w eight hogs is fitill better than for heavy-weights, with prices in favor of the former. SIcCall & Co.'s Report. McCall A. Co. report as follows: With a fair Fupplj of cattle the market opened up slow on Mondav, but closed fctiong and all sold. On Tuesday and to-daj the supph being light and demand fair, the market closes for the week 10 to 15c per cw t. higher on all grades. M'e give the following as ruling prices- prime, 1,300 to l.tXW pounds SI o0g!4 90; good, 1,200 to L-J00 pounds S4 OOgl oO: good 1,000 to 1,200 pounds. f3 t0gl 10; rough fat, 1.100 to 1.300 pounds S3 50 (J3S0: stockers and leeders ! 603 2o; fat cows, bulls and heifers. S2 50S 50; Iresh cows and springers, S23 00($40 00 per head. The receipts of hogs for Monday were heavy, and. with 30 carloads left over from (Saturday, the market opened dull yesterday, and to-day the suppl is light and the market'active at the following quotations Philadelphia, S3 156) 6 23: good light Yorkers, $3 25g5 30; coirse heavy Yorkers, So 155 20, roughs, S3 50t 75. The receipts of sheep Monday w ere light, and sold fully 4c per cut higher than lat week. Tucsdar and to-day receipts were onlj fair.and telling 10g20c per cvrt low er than Monday. AH Fold e quote as follows: Prime Ohio and Indiana wethers, weighing here 110 to 120 fts U C0g4 SO; good wethers. 90 to 100 fts S4 2j 4 40: fair to good mixed, &5 to 90 Bs S3 SO"! 75; common to fan, 73 to 80 lbs, $2 75S3 S3- prime lambs, 75 to SO lis, S6 KF9 10: fair to good, CO to &5 fts. U 7525 SO. veal calves, 110 to 140 as, &)25feG5a Br Telegraph. Szvr YoKK-Beeves-Receipts, 1.S00 head, including $8 carloads for the market and 14 car loads for citv slaughterers direct. Licht steers of medium and fair quality wcieashade firmer while heaw steers of good to prime quality ruled rather dull, and closed weak. Common to prime native steers sold at S4 O05 20 per 100 pounds; bulls and dry cows, S2 503 50 including fair to good bulls at S2 753 30, feheepand lambs Receipts. 6,700 head; mar ket fairly actn e and a fraction higher for both hheep and lambs: poor to prime sheep sold at S3 505 75 per 100 pounds; common to prime lambs at $0 0000 50. Hogs-Receipts. 8.660 head, all for slaughterers direct; nominally Bteady for live hogs at $5 005 75. CEJCcre ati Hogs m fair demand and easy: common and light. S4 405 20: packing and liutchers', S5 05S5 23; receipts, 7,300 head: ship ments, L240 head. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Operators at Sea Id Record to the Outcome of Wheat Another Drop Corn and Oats Quiet nnd Easy Fork Stilt Unsettled Lard Stendr. Chicago Only a moderate aggregate business was transacted in wheat, and at times the market was very dull. Operators lire just as much at sea which course to pursue as they have been. The early feeling was weak, and prices declined Jele from opening figures. The offerings were fair, and it was claimed that possibly some long wheat was sold, the incent ive for selling being the fall of snow which ex tended over some portions of the winter wheat conntry. At the decline there was a good de mand, apparently a great many resting orders being on the market at SI 04 for May, and under steady buying prices were advanced c The firmness was partially attributed to bullish news from the Northwest. The market ruled weak, the last half of the session, and the clos ing was about Jc lower than for jest erday. A quiet, easy feeling prevailed in corn all day, trading as only moderate and fluctuations narrow Prices wire governed laigeh by local Influences. Opening hales were a trifle below the closing quotations of yesterdav with offer ings very liberal and the market declined He, rallied some and closed K2bC lower than j es terday. A quiet and steady feeling prevailed in oats. Buvers were slow to take hold, but, there being 110 particular pressure to sell earlj and several heavy traders offering lanre lots quite free! v, prices were forced down c from out6ide fig ures and the market closed easj. A fairly active trade was leported in mess pork, but the feeling was somewhat unsettled, and prices fluctuated considerably within a moderate range. Opening sales were made at 2Kc advance on yesterdaj'.s closing figures, but a weak feeling was soon developed, and a re duction In prices of 20322Jc was submitted to. Later prices rallied 2J5c, and the market closed steady. There was a moderate business in lard and the leeling was easier. Prices gradually de clined 1012c on the whole range, but rallied rt.glitly near the close and ruled comparatively Steady. Trading was only fair in short ribs, and the feeling was easier. Prices declined 7Qi0c and the market closed quiet at medium figures. The leading futures ranged as follows. Wiieat No. 2. January, S99Jc; Mav, SI 03 m &y3l Oljfl&l 0 July, 6e96&&93;i Cons No. 2 January, S3J33Xc; May, STJf 37--3a Oats No. 2 January, 2424Jic; May, 8l 2Si2re27c lltss Ponicper bbl. Jannary, 13 15: Febru ary $13 2,j13 2i13 12K13 15; May, $13 05 13 C7HS13 45313 5a Lard per 100 fts January. S7 3337 S57 23 7 27K: Mav, S7 C07 607 507 50. Hhoet Knss, per 100 tt. Januarv, JO 62X 66 62& May,J7 10g7 107 007 02. Cash qnotanoni were as rollows: Floor, nominally unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 999;; No. 3 spring wheat, 8590c; No. 2 red. 9998Jc No. 2 corn. S3c No. 2 oats, 2fJ4e25a No. 2 rye. 48c No. fbarley nomln bL No. 1 EAiieea, tl 6L Prime timothy teed SI 53. Mess pork,per barrel,S13 12K13 25. Lard, perlOOlbs. S7 27ji7S0. Short ribs sides (loose). S6S5. Dry salted shoulders (boxed), to 37K6 40. fehort clear sides (boxed), S7 257 S7K- bugars Cut loaf, S5?SJc; granulated, 7?e; standard "A," TKc Receipts Flour, 19,000 barrel"; wheat. 26.000 bushclsicorn, 250.000 bushels: oats SS.000 bushels: rve. 7.O00 bushels; barley, 53,000 bushels. Shipments Flour.10,000 barrels; wheat, 15.000 bushels; corn. 131.000 bushels: aats. 77.000 bushels; rve. 5,000 bushels; barley, 43.000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was dull and neglected; fancy cream cry, 2627c: choice to fancy, 2022c: good to choice. 14015c. Eggs dull and easy at 15c New Yor.K Flour Receipts 19 072 pack ages; exports. S,2S barrels 3.078 sacks: steady and moderately active, export and home trade; siles 1S.150 barrels. Cornmeal quiet and steady. Wheat Receipts. 50.372 bushels; exports, none; sales, tOS,000 bushels futures no spot: spot market dull, weak and nominil: No. 2 red, SI 011 01i. elevator; SI OJJfQl 02JS afloat; SI OlUgl 02 fob; No. 3 red. SSHQic; No. 1 red, i OS: No. 1 white, SI 02; No. 2 Chicago.Sl 0"K (tl 07"i: options dull, heavy and lower: opened '- c tin declinedKC closed $$ c under j cstcr dav; No 2 re I. January, SI vOm 00JJ, closing at SI Oii; Fcbruan, SI 01Jtf?l ftM. closing at SI OIK: MarUi, SI (Ul 03, clos ing at SI IS; Mav, SI 035'1 0C, closing at SI 0,.sft June, SI OjJQI 00, closing at SI (CV llarley quiet. Barley malt dulk Corn Receipts, 22s,400 bushels; exports, 135, 402 bushels; sales, 4 H5.000 bushels futures; 134. 000 bushels spot; spot market less active and weak, i&,ic lower: No. 2. 45Ji15c in ele vator: ungraded mixed, SSCS4oVic; No. 3, 39 40' ic No. 2 white, 45JJc; options less active, ,c lower, wcik; January. 45'f45c closing at 45Jc; Tebruarv, 4545c, closing at 4Vi;c; March, 4515c closing at 45c; Mav, 45Jc, closing at 4oc; steamer mixed. February, 42;;43;c Oats Receipts, 5ti,000 bushels;" exports, 1.S70 bushels: sales, 155 WO bushels lutuies, 7G,C0O bushels spot: spot market moderately actire, stronger; options dull; January, 32?32c closing at Sic; Februarv, S2Kc; May, 33ic; spot No. 2 white, SJVfff.'Vjrc; mixed western, 2s5J33c: white do, 3240c; No. 2 Chicago. 33c Coffee Options opened steady and 5JJ15 points down, closed steadv 10(J1j points below jesterda; sales 30,500 bags, including January, 15.25SS 15 30c; Februarv. 15.20c: April. 15.15c; ilay and June, 15 1515.20c Spot ltio dull; fair cargoes, 17c Sug.ir Raw dull and nominal: refined steady and quiet. Molasses nominal: New Or leans quiet. Rice quiet and firm. Pork dull; old mess, S14 00(314 2i: new mess. S14 25i4 6a Cutmeats quiet: pickled bellies, TJigTJjC; pickled shoulders, fr'4Z7c; pickled hams, 10c; middles easy; short clear, S7 50. Lard lower and quiet: sales, western steam, S7 75: citv steam, S7 40; Januarv. S7 70; February, S7 72 asked; March, S7 740)7 73. closing at S7 73 asked; April. S7 70; Mav. 7 7Sffl;7 63, closing at S7 79 aked: June, S7 79g7 80, closing at S7 80 aked: August, S7 87, closing at S7 83 aked. Butter ouiet and easy: western d liry. i 14g21c; do creamery. 17S2Sc: Elgin. 2930c uneese nrm ana quiet; western, luigiijic ST. Loos Flour nominal. Wheat market declining right at the opening and asnow storm dif ipating all fears as to damage to crop bv drop by cold weather. The close was weak with sellers Jc below veterday: No. 2 red cish, 9Gc bid; May, SI (MSI Dili, closed at SI (X asked: July, SS'jSsOKc closed at S'Jc asked. Corn dull and with little change in value: No. 2 mixed cash, "Soke; Januarv. 30Kc closed at aic aked; Februarv, S0-1'Kc, clo-edat &J.. SO1 ic asked; March, 31Ji31JsC closed at 31,ic asked: Mav. SJ'fc closed at 31K031K c uatsnrm: o. casn. iuc uiu:iiaj, .'osasc aked. Rje, 47ic. Barley slow and noalcs Provisions dull and lower. Pork, S13 50?13 75. Lard J?nme steam not quotable oerS7 12 J. Dry salt-mcats-slmrt clear. S7 : s Shoulders,S6 2o; long rib, S7 00; Bacon Boxed shoulders. S7 00: lonir and nbsS7 75(ffi7 80: short clear. SS Oa Hams S10 2 i12 00 Bagging lower and un settled; Impound. 10c; 2 pound, 10Jc BALTTMonE Wheat Western easy: No. 2 winter red. pot and Januarv, 933XS90c: Feb ruary, 96?497c; .March, 9s34ffi99c; May, SI 02J4 bid. Corn Western easv; mixed snot and January, 41K415c; February, 41K?42c; March, 42?42Kc: steamer, spot, S939Jc. Oats dull and nominal. Rye nominally easier at 5960c Provisions steady and unchanged. Butter very flat; creamery at 202Sc CiNCDfSATi Flourmore active. AVh eat dull; No. 2 red. 4bc Receipts, 700 bushels; ship ments, 3,000 bushels Corn in good demand and linn: No. 2 mixed. 33Vc Oats demand fair: No. 2 mixed.2Sc Rve dull; No. 2, 55c Pork quiet at S13 75. Lard dull at S7 35. Bulkmeats easy, short rib. S7 C07 12J. Bacon quiet and unchanged. Butter weak. Sugar quiet and easy. Cheee firm, MrLWATTirK Flour unchanged. Wheat easier; cash. 92!c; Februarv, 9tc: May, 97Jc Corn dull: No. 3, SOJSIlc Oats steadj : No. 2 white, 2S2SKc Rvenrm;No.l, 4bc Barley firm: No. 2, OtgOTVc Provisions easier. Pork, S13 12. Lard. S7"27J. Cheese unchanged; Cheddars, 1010Kc Toledo Cloverseed actire and firm; cash and February, So 37J: March, S3 40. G01T AND JI'GLWS. Tbo WcBt Virinia Courts Decide in Favor of the Repnblicnns. Chaeleston, "Vr. Ta., January 9. In the Circuit Court this morning Judge Guthrie quashed the rule awarded against the County Court to show cause why it should not bo fined and attached for contempt in for warding the cirtificates of elections in this county for Governor and Congress in violation of an injunction granted by Judge McGmnis. of the Cabell Circuit Court. It also dismissed the bdl of injunction and the certiorari hereto fore awarded at the instance of Judge Flem ing and Mr. Alderson. Tins is a complete victory for the Republi cins and gives Gofl and Mc'Ginms a clear plur ality in the face of the returns for Governor and Congress. The case will probably be taken to the Supremo Court. Bounced far Kot Resigning, Washington, Jauuary 9. Lewis McMnllen, Appraiser at New York, was requested to re- Eign, but lefuscd to do so. The President has therefore directed his removal from ofticc LATE 2TEWS IN BRIEF. White Cap notices posted at Catasqna, Pa., are causing considerable consternation. i The Manhattan Club, New York, was dam aged to the extent of S10.G00 by Are yesterday. The trial of ex-Aldenmn McCleary, of New York, charged with complicity in the Broad way Railroad boodle deal, will commence on the 21st inst. Tho contending factions for the Governor ship ot the Chickasaw Nation reached an agreement. Each chief agree to submit his claims to tho Governorship to Secretary Vilas, and allow him to decide, both agreeing to abide by the decision. A lamp exploded about 8 o'clock yesterday morning in the basement of the station house of the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad, at Stoops Terry. The building, with entire con tents except an -organ owned by the station agent, was consumed. Ilarry D. Schall, Assistant Cashier in the Paymaster's office of the Chicago and North western Railroad Company, has left with Sll, 500 of the company's funds and $2,500 belong ing to the Clerks and Mechanics' Building and Loan Association, of which he was the Treas urer. Mr. Bradley Martin, of New York, who has rented Balmoracan Forest. Im crncsshire, dur ing the last four seasons from Lady Seafield, has taken the place for another term of three years. Ho also rents the adjacent shooting of Lochletter, and lias altogether about 50,000 acres. Several villas at and near Naples have been inspected during the last fortnight by an agent from St, Petersburg, who is charged to engage a residence there for the Empress of Russia, as a thorough change of scene is declared to be absolutely necessary in order to prevent a complete breakdown of her nervous system, Charles Pionofski is under arrest at Ashland, Wis, charged with the attempt which was made Monday to murder a whole family of Hungarians by dosing with strjchnine the meat which thev were to eat at breakfast Several days ago Pionof ski had a quarrel with Polawa and his family over the ownership of some property, in which the latter got the best of it Seeing that he was beaten, Pionofski swore revenge. The remains of Albert Labetta, who was lynched at Gilman, Mondav. for blowing up a house, were brought to Seattle. At the Coro ner's inquest ewdenco was produced to the effect that Labetta came from Chicago, was a professional dynamiter, an old Bohemian bomb thrower and an expert handler of ex plosives The scene of the explosion i3 de scribed as desolate in the extreme Four of the victims are now dead. Bodila, wife and son are all expected to die The lynchiDg meets with general approval. Drygoodi. New York. January 9. Joobers are having a firm package tradein plain and fancy cottons, which are in light supply with agents Ameri can prints were placed on the market to-day at 6 Fancy woolen underwear is being ordered for next fall. Wool Markets. St. Louis Wool quiet owing to verv littlo offering; unwashed, bright medium, 192G$c; coarse braid, 1222c; low sandy, ll18c; fine light, 1723c; fine heavy, 1319c; tub-washed, 31637c. Metal Market. Nbw Yobe, Januarv 9. Copper firm and quiet: lake, Jannary, f 17 4a Lead quiet; good domestic, J3 8i Tin dull and easier: straite. $21 60. Salvation Oil is not a cure-all, but it will cure your headache, or toothache every time. PEEPATTEMUTUEE. Tho Present Year Full of Omens ot Continued Prosperity. CONFIDENCE AND MONEY MAKE DP. Storm and Disaster Combine to Paralyze Business at the Exchange. PISS AYENUE GS0DSD JUMPS SKYWARD Patrick Henry's estimate of the value of experience is good enough in its way, but too much reliance on the past sometimes leads to impotent results. In all business calculations the future should be allowed to play an important part, as its worth as a factor in meeting unexpected crises and guarding against possible reverses is too ap parent to be ignored. It is not questioned that the nast year was one of almost unexampled prosperity in all of the activities of life. So much is certain. But what of the year that has just made its bow and taken'its place upon the stage of action? "Will it witness a continuance of the era ot good times, or will it be charac terized by disaster? A brief look ahead may help to solve these questions. From data on file at Dun's Commercial Agency.on Wood street, it can be stated with a reasonable degree of certainty that the present year will be even more prosperous than its pre decessor. Of course contingencies aro not taken into the calculation. Business every where appears to bo on a suro footing. There are fewer embarrassments than usual. There is an abundance of money for all legitimate purposes. The speculative power is subsiding. Railroad affairs are being brought under the control of law. Tho fight against trusts and combines is making that species of monopoly odious. New enterprises are starting up and old ones reviving in all parts of the country. Several important manufacturing concerns in the East that had been idle for years aro in full operation. Another element that has an important bear ing upon the business of the new year should not be overlooked. Merchants and manu facturers consider that the tariff question was definitely settled at the recent election. They think the protective principle is no longer in peril. This gives confidence that was lacking I in lhSs, and will result in the investment of I millions in the diversified interests of tho conntry, which, if the result of the election had been in favor of low tariff, would be tied up or merely placed as an investment When confidence and money go hand in hand there is no limit to possibilities. That is what they aro doing. The conjunction gives assurance of a busy and prosperous year. P.E0EE THE EEC0ED. Otic of the Dullest Days Ever Known at tho Stock Exchange. Only two sales were effected at the Stock Exchanges yesterday forenoon. There were none in the afternoon. The day was, therefore, one of the dullest ever known, the reasons for which are stated elsewhere In this column. Bids and offers are given below: moitntnq. aftebvoov STOCKS. Hid. Asked. Bid. Asked. Commercial NatBank 93 93 Kxchinge at. ll.mk. tl 82 Sljf 82 Iron City National S3 Masonic Bank 53 it. and at. at. Bank. 57 tiermin .National 140 Cliartlers Valley Uas.. 6C1( 57M S6K 57K Ohio Valley Gas 32 33 .... .... l'tnn'a. Gas Co 15 .... IS l'hiladelphla Gas Co .. 39 M 396 39Jf V cstmoreland & Cam. S3 heelinn Gas Uo Kli Citlzens'Tractlon 75 60 l'ittsnurg Traction Alleg'y Co. Eltctrlc 100 Bast End Elec'ric L't. 10 W csfboue Wee L t KK SBU 36' 3GK Union switch & StKiial 9 u .... Allegheny Xat. Bank 60 .... li.Norla M. Co lf lj The sales included 10 shares Philadelphia Gas atS and 2 of Westinghouse Electric at 36. Alter tho morning call77; was bid forCitizens' Traction. The total sales of stocks in New York yester day were 3-ll,5S3 shares, including Delaware, Lackauanna and Western, 700; Erie, 8,855; Lake Shore, i300; Louisville and Nashville, 3, 3C0; Missouri Pacific, J2,010; Northwestern, 6, 710; Beading, 23,000; bt. Paul, 3,650; Union Pa cihc,13,CS5. SH00TH SAILING. Tho Sitnntfon nt the Bunks Perfectly Satis factory Clearlna Home Figure. The Clearing House report yesterday showed a larger aggregate of transactions than on the previous day, the exchanges running above $2,000,000. The figures are: Exchanges, $2,013, Wl 3. and the balances S330.410 5S. When it is considered that these totals represent very little of the speculative element, being neirly altogether the results of legitimate enterprise, the situation assumes an importance and takes on an aspect of hopefulness that are liable to be overlooked by tho casual observer. The deeper Pittsburg business is probed the more substantial it appears. There was no special demand for money other than to meet tho usual requirements. Counter business was moderately active. Rates ruled at5G. The annual elections being over, busi ness will now settle down without further in terruption, unless the unexpected should happen. Monev on call in New York yesterday was easy at 2iffi3 per cent; last loan. 2 per cent; closed offered at 2 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 5X7 per cent. Sterling exchange was dull butateady at 4S4 for 00 day bills and 4SSj for demand. The following were the closing pricesof bonds in New York: U. S.4s, registered, LW; U. S. is, coupon, 12 U. a 4J& registered, loS: U. S. 4s, coupon, 103; Pacific Cs of '95, 119. New Yoke Clearings, ?115,4S5,507; balances, $6,007,502. Bostox - Clearings, $14,091,353; balances, ?L 531,003. Money. i per cent. Philadelphia Clearings, 811,885,781; bal ances. 1,991,214. Baltmoee Clearings, 52,063,019; balances, 5196,933. St. Louis-Clearings, $2,8SL233j balances, e327,16L A HUCKSTERS' JIAEKET. Producers' Oil Hanging Over the Exchange Like a Wet Blanket. Oil opened He higher yesterday than the closing price of the day before, but the market soon broke, and with the exception of a few spasmodic rallies, which Eoon subsided, there was no improvement The closo was weak. The ruling figures were: Opened. S6c; high est, SOJic: lowest, SOJic; closed, ti0Jc. It was a hucksters' market from first to last 1 he principal trouble in oil is the 5,000, 000 barrels, known as producers' oil, set apart by the Standard at the beginning of the shut down movement. This is a constant menace to the market, causing professionals to move cau tiously and keeping outsiders out. It could bo used at any time with disastrous effect. There was no field news worth mentioning. London and New York prices for refined were unchanged. Carrying rates were the same as before noted. Tuesday's clearings wore 1,846, 000 barrels. A. B. McGrcw quotes: Puts, 85Kc: calls, STUc Tne following table, corrected by De Witt 1)11 worth, broker in petroleum, etc., corner Fifth avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the order of fluctuations, etc. : Time. Bld Ask.1 Time. Bid. Ak. Opened S( Saisis.P. m.... S6J4 SCH 10.15A. M.... 86! 86 l.OOr. M... 83)4 S0 10.30 A. M.... M'4 KS 1:15 P. K.... 86H 86H 10:45A. M.... 86H SOfi. l:30p. M.... Kh 6K IIKWA. Jt.... 8GS HH 1:45P. JI.... S6 SS 11:15a. m.... $6i b6H S.U0P. M.... SfiX MH 11:30A. M.... MS S6'i I.15F. M.... 86M 86?J 11:45a. M.... C6H E6S J3"P. .... 86 864 12-OOM S63 88k S:45P. M.. 86 M K:MP. m.... M5, SW.Closed i6h .... 12:30 P. M.... MM M,H llnoiipil. WVc: hlZhesL KflVr- Inwnat. Mill" olncnri. SR& Barrels. 49,106 41,250 110.964 61.8&7 - 73,015 Drily runs Avenge runs DMlveftlmnents Average shipments Dallv charters Average dinners., ,..w 31.3EJ Clearances .......... 184,600 .ew lore ciosea si xc Oil City closed at SSSc Jlradrord closed at 86 c. Aew Vori. refined. 1c London, refined. 6MI. Antwerp, refined, WKt Other Oil Market!. TmrsvnAE, January 9. Opened, S6c; highest, c: lowest, 86c; closed, 86c. On. Citt. January 9.-Opened, SfiKc; high est, 66c; lowest, S6c; closed, 86Kc Bradford, January 9. Opened, 86Kc; high est, M'c; low est, 86c: closed, 86c. Netv Yoek, January B.-Petroleom opened firm at EOKc, but after the first sales the mar ket became strong and advanced to SG?jC. A period of dullness then set in, which Continued until the last hour, and the market closed steady at 86Jc Consolidated Exchange: Open ing. Si'yic; highest, 80?ic; lowest, S6c: closing, 8flc Stock Exchange: Opening. fc6cj high est, S6?c: lowest, 86c; closing, 8bjjc. Total sales, 900,000 barrels. A DAT TO BE REMEMBERED. Accident and Alarm Take tho Life Out of Business. Several causes conspired to restrict business in oil and stocks yesterday, the first and great est being the awful disaster on Wood street. When the news reached the Exchange there was a stampede for tho scene of the accident. The few who remained had no heart for bus iness. Even Captain Barbour's persuasive elo quence failed to arouse them to action. Another cause of the dullness was tho havoc wrought with the wires and tickers by tho storm. Communication with the East and with Oil City was practically cut off. What little news that did come over the wires was spas modic and unreliable. Captain Barbour said that before the first call ho felt it in bis bones it would be a bad day, and the result showed that he was right. (The afternoon call was over in about ten min utes. Thero n ere a few offers, but not a single sale. The room was deserted in a few minutes after the hammer fell. ROW'S TniS FOR UIGII ? Twelve Hundred Dollars Per Foot Paid for Groand on Pcnn Avcnne. The exciting incidents of yesterday had a de pressing effect upon real estate. There was the usual number of inquiries, and considerable work was laid out, which will materialize in a shott time. Black $. Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold for S. Zoch two dwellings on Penn avenue, at the southwest corner of Evans alley, being Nos. 415 and 417, with lot 60x180 feet, through to an al ley, for $70,000. This is almost 1,200 per foot, and is the highest pnce,so far.paid for property on this portion of tho avenue. The purchaser was a well-known capitalist, Algeo Bro . No. 201 Federal street, Alleghe ny, sold for Robert Chambers to J. B. McKiu nev. honso on Clifton avenue, Allegheny, for 52,000 cash Allesi Bailey placed a J3.0O0 mortgage on property in the Thirteenth ward, Pittsburg. C. Baltenspcrger d. Co. sold a new five-room frame bonse on Irwin avenne. Allegheny, with lot 23x80, to W. M. Greenlee, for David Gow; consideration, SL750 ca'h; alo for Thos. Miller to Miss E. Fleck, a grocery store at tho corner of Locust and Van Braim streets city. Samuel W. Black & Co., 93 Fourth avenne, sold for 58.000 cash, for Clanz & Ecker. a to storv double brick dwelling, containing nine rooms, with lot 90x135 feet, on Sheridan ave nue, Nineteenth ward. A BLOW AT TRUSTS. They Glvo Wny Cndor Judge Barrett's Swcrplna Decision Bonds Film. New Yore, January 9. Tho waiting for the final outcome of the conferences between the bankers and the President keeps all new ven tures in the background. London was a buyer of securities at the opening this morning, but outside interests were almost entirely unrepre sented, and tho improvement mado by the for eign purchases was soon neutralized by the selling of the local operators. Missouri Pacific and Lackawanna were tho first to show any marked improvement, but while the former continued strong, the latter gave way in tho nnai rise to isevr England. 1 no stocK dividend declared upon Louisville and Nashville had no effect upon the stock, but the decision of Judge Barrett, dissolving the North Iliver Sugar Re fining Company, was looked upon as a blow at trusts, and Cotton Oil, after rising over a point, lost all the advance. Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western pre ferred sold down 2 per cent from last even ing's price, but recovered all but 1 per cent for no apparent reason but that the movements in tho rest of the list were small and unimportant. In the last hour there was a renewal of tho buying and everything moved up, with Mis bouri Pacific aud New England specially activo and strong. The market at the close was quiet, but strong at fractional advances for the day, while not generally up to the best figures. While the tone of tho bond dealings was firm the final changes are quite irregular. Colorado and Santa Fc firsts fell 4 to UO, and the seconds 7, to 71. Canadian Pacific .". Mf Canada bouthern hZ CentralPaclflc 3-i C , Dur. & (Julncy 308S Del. & Hudson . isi'f Del., L. &W H0 Denver iltloO ic K. T., Va. AUa 9i E T.,Va, Oa., lstpr G8 K. T, Va. &Ga. 2d pf. 22'4 Illinois Central mJ Lake Erie ft Western 16)J Lake Erie Jt West, pr, 52 LakeShore&M. S ....: 10.HS Louisville & Nashville S!ii Michigan Central 8J Missouri Pacific 74 Mobile Ohio 8 oriblk& Western, pr 51 Northern Pacifio 2j Northern Pacific pref. EiH New orfc Central 107 N. V., C. &M. L 17J4 N. Y.. U. &St. L. pf. 68 Ohio A Mississippi 2i Ohio & Mississippi, pr. 81 Oregon Improvement 705f Oregon Transcon so?j Pacific Mail m Pco. Dec. & Evans 211 Pullman Palace Cir I74i 1'hlladel. & Heading is bt.L. &San Fran 26'f St. L. & San Fran pf. 65M bt. L. & ban F. 1st pf. Ill St. P., Minn. &ilan 99 Texas Pacific 22V4 Unlonl'aciflc 64J Wabash 13! Wabash preferred U'i estern Union S3i, Am. Cotton Oil &$ Boston Stocks. Atch. &Ton..lt7s. 120 Old Colony 171 liutland preferred.. S7 Wis. central 15 MlouezM'gCo.fnew) i7i Calumet ft Hecla....2Wt CatalDa 17 Atch. &Top. It. K. . 56' .Boston & Aiuauy...rj4 Boston & Maine i:a C. B. &Q 109 Clnn. ban. Cleve. 24 Eastern R. K 83 Kaatcrn II. IE. 63 125 KllniA PereM 30 Flint ft PereM. nrd. 99 K.CSt.J.&C.B. 75.122 Huron 6 Osceola tjuincy Hell lelephone., HoslonLand.... Water Power... .. 20S .. 82 ..204 .:: 78 Mexican Central.... 13K M. ('., IstMort. bds. (W, N. Y. & JiewKnz... 4Jjj Tamasack. .155 sau Diego 21H A. LiETieWADg 7S.U4) BiiHincss Notes. Mb. Westinouotjse has gone to New York on business. WrxKlxsnURG and Edgewood are to be lighted with electricity. The Artisans' Xnsuranco Company has de clared a dividend of $150 a share. THE Philadelphia Company yesterday an nounced its thirty-ninth regular monthly divi dend of 1 per cent. The National Insurance Company, of Alle gheny, has declared a dividend of $2 per share for the last six months. A good sign of prosperity is the promptness with which tenants are Squaring up. Roal estate men say thev have less trouble on this account than ever before. TnEjold Board of Directors of the Braddock National Bank were re-elected, viz.: Robert E. Stewart, Joseph N. Anderson, James B. Corey, John C. Newmyer, Robert P. Duff, Thomas J. Kenny, Jr.. Andrew W. Mellon, John M. Kennedy, W. E. Schmertz, Hon. John Dalzell. WE CAN MAKE SUGAR. CInns Sprecklcs Says We Cnn Compete WUli the World With tho Present TarjlT. Washington, D. C. January 9. To day Claus Spreckles made a statement be fore the Senate Committee on Finance con cerning the beet sugar industry in thiscoun try. He said that for the year ending Juno 30, 1887, thero were imported into the United States 1,459,076 tons of sugar, while in the following year the imports wero 1,235,872 tons, showing a decrease in importations during the latter year of 223,000 tons. As the consumption has in creased it is evident that the production of sugar in the United States is also Increasing, as the decrease in importations plainly shows. The proposed reduction in the sujrar tariff represents $25 per ton which will bo said to preclude any further progress in beet sugar manufacture in this country, as the profit has been demonstrated to be but $20 per ton, or 7 per cent on the capi tal Invested. As the duty on sugar remains to day the United States can successfully pro duce all the sugar required for home consump tion. If any redaction be made In the duty then this can't be done. It remains, he said, for Congress to determine whether or not Americans shall raise all their own sugar on American soil, and also become exporters instead of importers. Ho said that for refining there was practically no difference between the products of beet and cane. During tte hearing it was intimated that the committee would insert in the bill a provision making the bounty of 1 cent a pound operative until the year 1900. When the mucous surfaces of the bron chia are sore or inflamed, Dr. Javne's Ex pectorant will afford prompt relief. For breaking ub a cold or subduing a cough 70a will find in it a certain remedy! DOMESTIC MARKETS.. Eainy Weather Blights Hopes of Commission Merchants. BDTTEB, EGGS AND APPLES HEAVY. The Hoped-For Activity in Cereals Fails to Materialize. EECEIPTS OF HAY TOO EOUKTIFUL Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, ) Wednesday, January 9, 18S9. J Country Produce, Jobbing Price. Rainy weather continues to blight the hopes of produce dealers. Pricesof apples aremerely nominal. Large quantities aro daily going to tho dump pile, and the only hope of those car rying large storks, is in the survival of tho fittest. Cheese is about the only reliable factor of dairy products. Wlulo there is no activo movement in cheese, stock is unusually light for this time of tho year and prices rule firm. Reports from E gin indicate that there i con siderable difficulty holding the old butier board intact. Among tho most lamentable failures in commercial history was tha attempted butter corner in November, which sent Elgin creamery for a very brief period up to 42c at headquar ters. Tho greed of dealers defeated its own end, and for the past si-: weeks thero has been a steady downward drift, until prices are now as much below what they should be as they went above real values. Eggs gi e no signs of recovery from their depression. Some dealers profess a readiness tofuiui h the best in the market at 20c. Others claim that a reliable article of hen fruit commands 22c BnAXS Navy Irom store, pnmehandpicked, 52 002 10 per bushel; medium, $2 00: Ohio and Pennsylvania do, prime and modium, $2 005) 2 10; imported do. SI 90&2 CO: Lima, !c per fi; marrowfa , 2 75$2 SO per bushel. Buttek Creamery, Elgin, 313Tc; Ohio do, 252Sc: fresh dairy packed, 20i3c: country rolls 1820c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter.SJc. Beeswax 2J25c per & for choice; low grade, IG18c. Cider Sand refined, $0 G0f?7 50, common, 53 50ffil 00: crab cider, S3 00S 50 Q barrel; cider vinegar, 1012c ?! gallon. Ciieese Ohio cheese. September make, 12 12Vc; New Vork, September make, 1213c; Liraburger, 1112c; domestic Sweitzor cheese, lZG113y2c Dried Peas SI 4ol GO 1 bushel; split do, 2?3Kc ft a. Eggs J022c p dozen for strictly fro-'h. Fruits Apples, SI 25 to $1 75 1 barrel; evap orated raspberries, 25c ) it; cranberries, S8 00 9 barrel; $275 11 bushel. Fpathers Extra In e geese, 50060c; No. 1 do. 40i5c; mixed lots 3C35c fl 111. Homist S330Q3 40 barrel. Hoey New Crop, lhr; buckwheat, 1315c. Potatoes Potatoes, 3o10c 1 bushel; S2 50 2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 25Q3 0 for Jer sey sweets. Poultry Live chickens, 5570o pair; dressed chickens 1213c fl pound; tnrkcs. 1J 15c live, lGSlbc dressed pound: ducks, live, 80S5c 1 pair; dressed, 10c f) pound; geese, $1 001 10 p pair. lh17T.T.7 Pin... .Iinliui CO W. n l.nelinl fff? iu bushel; clover, large English, C2 Its, S6 25; clover, Alsike, S8 50; clover, white, S9 00; timo thy, choice, 45 Us SI 90: blue grass extra clean, 14 fts, SI 00; blue grass, fancv, 14 fts, SI 20; orchard grass 14 lis S2 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00; millet, CO fts, il 25; German millet, 50 Bs, S2 00: Hungarian grass, 43 fts S2 00; lawn grass, mix ture of fine grasses, 23c per ft. SnELI.TJARKS SI 5051 75. Tallow Country, 4)5c; city rendered, 55c. Tropical Fnurrs Lemons, S3 003 50 $1 box; Mesina oranges. S2 503 50 Jl box; Florida oranges, S3 003 50 box; Jamaica oranges, fancv, S4 50(85 00 $ barrel: Halaga grapes So 607 00 fi keg: bananas, 82 50 firsts, SI 50((?2 00; good seconds 51 bunch; cocoa nuts, S4 00 i hundred; pineapnlcs, 810 0018 00 53 hundred; new figs, 12l!c ?1 pound; dates, 6K6c pound. Vegetables Celery, 1030c V bunch; cab bages, S3 005 00 100; orions, oCc &) bushel: Spanish onions, SI 00Q1 25 1 crate; turnips, 30 Q40c fl bushel. Groceries. Grees Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021Kc; choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio, lS18Jc; old Government Java, 26c; Mara caibo, 21K22c; Mocha, S031c; Santos, 1S 22c: Caracas colfee, 19K21c; peaberry, Rio, 20 21c; Lagnayra, 2021c Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 22c; high grades, 23K2flc; old Governmeut Java, bulk, 30K31Kc;Maracaibo, 25K26c: Santos, 21J2c; peaberry, 25!jC; choice ltio, 23c; prime Rio, 21c; good Rio, 20c; ordinary, 19ijc. Sl'lCES('n hole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c; cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c. Petroleum (Jobbers' prices) 110 test, TVc; Ohio, 120, SJc; headlight, 150, 9c; water white. 10Kc: G'be, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadlne, llc; rovalme, lie. Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar syrup, 33S0c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strictly prime, 3335c N. O. Molasses Fancy, old. 48c: choice, 45c; mixed. 4012c; new crop, 4350c Soda Bi-carb in Kegs, 34c: bi-carb in Js, &c; bi-carl),ssorted packages, oGc; salsoaa in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, per set, 8c; paraffine, li;12c. Kick Head, Carolina, ?7Jfc: choice, 6 7c; prime, 5KS6KC; Louisiana, 6JGc. Starch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch, b7c; gloss starch. &X7c. Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon don lavprs. 3 10? n.lllfnrnis. Trfinrlmi lamro S2 50; luscatels, 2 25; California Muscatels, S2 3.5: Valencia, new, (7c; Ondara Velencia. "Mc; sultana, 7c; currents, new, 4 oc; Uurkey prunes, new, 4::; French prunes, 8J13c; Salonica prunes, in 2-& pack ages, 8c: cocoanuts, per 100, S6 00; almond", Lan., per ft, 20c; do ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K15c; Sicily filberts. 12c; Smvrna figs, 12lGc; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon peel per B, 1314c; Orange peel, 12c. Dried Fruits Anples, sliced, per ft, 8c; ap ples, evaporated, 67c; apricots, California, evaporated, 1518c; peaches,evaporated, pared, 22-3c; peaches, California, evaporated, un parcd, 12K13c; cherries, pitted, 2122c; cherries, unnitted, 66c; raspberries, evap orated, 2124c; blackberries, 7Sc; huckle berries, 10l2c Sugars Cubes, 8c; powdered, 8c; granu lated, 7Kc: confectioners' A, 7c; standard A, 7Jc; soft whites, 67c: yellow, choice, 0K bc; yellow, good, bgGJic; yellow, fair, 6c; jellow, dark, 6c. Pickles Mediums, bbls (L20O), 84 75: me diums, half bbls (600), S3 00. Salt-No. 1 fl bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, 1 bbl, SI 05; dairy, W bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, $ bbl, SI 20; Higgirfs Eureka, 4 bu sack, $2 80; Higgin's Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00. Canned Goods standard Peaches. SI 505? 1 60; 2ds, SI 3Cl-35; extra peaches SI 351 90; pie peaches. COi.; finest corn, SI 301 50: Hfd. Co. com. 7590c; red cherries, 00cSl 00: lima beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 7585c: marrowfat peas, SI 101 15; soaked peas, 70J5 75c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do, S2 75; damson plums, 93c; green gages, SI 25: egg plums, S2 00; California pears, S2 50; do green gages, S2 00; do egg plums, J2 00; extra white cherries S2 90; red cherries, 21t, 90c: raspber ries SI 151 40: strawberries. SI 10; gooseber ries $1 2U1 30; tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, 1 ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash, 2-B cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2&s, SI 2JQI 50; corn beef, 2-ft can3, $1 75; 14 ft cans, S13 50: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 ft SI 75Q 1 80: mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 50: sardines, domestic, M, St 254 50; sardines, domestic. H". SS 258 50; sardines, imported. Ks, 511 50$ 12 50; sardines, imported, Js, 218 00; sardines, mustard. S4 25. Fish Extra No. 1 mess mackerel. S30 13 bbl; No. 1 do, S2022; c-ttra No. 2 do, $24 00; largo No. 3 do, S'JO. Whole codfish George's medium, 45c; do large, 4c; boneless hake, 5c; do cod fish, 7K3c; smoked halibut, 1012c; blue nsb, 8c; split herring, $6 006 50; white fish, half bbl, 100 fts, S7 50: lake herring, new, 100 fts S3 25; Portland round herring. 200 fts S4 50; do half bbls, 100 Bs, S6 05: trout, 100 Ss 85 60. Buckwheat Flour 3J3jc per pound. Oatmeal-SS S0Q6 60 fl bbl. Miners' Oil No In inter strained, 6962e 3) gallon. Lard oil, 75c. Grain, Flour nnd Feed. Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex change were 41 cars, of which 29 cars were bay. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 4 cars of hay, 1 of rye, 7 of wheat, 1 of malt. By Pittsburg and Western, 8 cars of hay. By Pittsburg, Cincin nati and St. Louis, 8 cars of bay, 1 of corn. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago, 9 cars of hay, 2 of flour. Sales on call were 1 car w. mid dlings, 19c. 10 days, Pennsylvania Company: 1 car, 150 bushels white ear corn, balance yel low, 37c, o da s, Pennsylvania Company. Tho total receipts bulletined for the first three days of tho week havo been 132 cars. Of these SO have been hay. The hoped for active move ment in cereals is yet in the future. The faith of operators is, however, still strong that a more active movement will be inaugurated at an early day. The good time coming is, bow ever, not here. The situation is in favor of buyers, but sellers are not yet disposed to make concessions. The fall of the mercury wonld, It is thought, very materially change the situa tion. WnEAT-Jobbing prices No. 2 red, SI 07 103;No,3red,!)5cesi. Coen-No. 2 yellow, ear, 41012c; high mixed, ear, 3940c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 3940e: high mixed, shelled, 8G37c; mixed, shelled, 353Gc Oats No. 2 white, 3333Kc; extra No. 3, 31K32c;No. 8 white, 30&31cj No. 2 mixed, RYE No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6061c; No. 1 Western, 5053c; new rye, 55B57c Barley No. 1 Canada, 93cSl 00: No. 2 Canada, 959Sc: No. 3 Canada, 9092c; No. 2 Western, 8385c; No. 3 Western, 70(g75c; Lake Shore, 75b0c Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, SO 25 6 50; spring patents, SB 50f?6 75: fancy straight, winter and spring. So 756 00; clear winter. So 505 75; stnght XXXX bakers', $5 255 50. Rye flour. S3 751 00. Cornmeal In paper, G070c Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $20 50 21 00 fl ton; brown middlings, S17 6018 00: winter wheat bran, S15 50lo 00; chop feed S21 0022 00. Hay Bailed timothy, choice. $15 50Q15 75; No. 1 do, S15 0013 25; No. 2 do, $13 0C13 25; loose from wagon, $23 OOS2I3 00: No. 1 upland prairie. $10 50gl0 75; No. 2, S9 5010 00; packing do. SS 00. Straw Oats. S8 009 00; wheat and rye straw, $8 0008 50. Provisions. Largo hams, 18 fts and upward, 10-c; medium hams, 14 to 18 fts. llc; small hams, 14 fts and ru-der, 11c; picnic or California hams, 9c: boneless (in skins), 12gijc: sugar-cured shoul ders, 9Kc: bacon. SJJc: dry salt, 9c; breakfast bicon, lOJc; roulctts (boneless s. c. shoulders), 10c; regular smoked sides, OJc; bellies, pmoked sides, OJc; regular dry salt sides, 8Kc; bellies, dry salt sides, SJc; dried beef,. sets 3 pieces 10c; dried beef, flats, 9c; dried beef, rounds, 12c: dried beef, knuckles, 12c: pork, mess. S1G 50; pork, family, S17 00; pig pork, half barrels, S9 00; long sau3age. Sic Lard Tierces 325 Bs 7cf?ft; half barrels 120 fts, 8c ?1 ft: tabs, wooden. 60 Bs. 8Jc fl ft; buck ets, wooden, 20 fts, 8Kc 1 ft; 3-ft tin pails. 60 Bs, 8o B; 5-ft tin pills. CO fts, K5 9 ; 10-ft tin pails, 00 Bs. 8c ?t B; 20-ft tin pails, 80 Bs, $c; 50-ft tin pails, 100 Bs, be ft B. Dressed nicnt. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef circles, 450 to 550 fts. 5 5c; 600 to 650 fts, 6GXc: 700 to 750 Bs, 77Kc. Sheep, 7c $ B. Lambs, 8c ft. Lumber. TINE trarLASED yard qcotatiovs. Clear hoards, per M f52C053 00 Select common boards, per M 30 (0 Common boards per M 20 00 Slicatliinjr 18 CO Pine lrame lumber peril 23 C0!7 CO Shlnjtles, iVi).!, 18 In. peril 5 00 fehlngles. So. 2, 131n. per M S 75 Lath 300 ILANED. Cleir boards, per 31. J 60 00 i-nrfjcc boards 30 00V 00 Heir, a-lnch beaded ceiling 2f! CO Pirtition boards, peril B500 Hoorlng, iNo.l 3000 flooring, So. 2 25 00 Yellow pine Boorlug 30 0010 00 Weather-boarding, moulded. So. 1.... 30 00 Weather-boarding, moulded, io. 2.... 25 CO Wcather-boardinff, -inch 2000 HARD WOODS YARD QUOTATIONS. ABb, lto41n JWOHS50 00 Black walnut, green, log run 45 (WWO CO Mack walnut, dry, log run 60 00(3175 00 Cherry 65 0oS;5 00 Oreen white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 25COSB0 00 Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 25O03O0O Dry white oak bo-irds, lin MOOfiwoco West Va. yellow pine, 1 Inch 20 OCias 00 estVa. yellow pine, IK Inch 25 0030 00 West Va. jellow poplar, Htolln 25 00&CO nitKurr, !$ lojin 10 M "j Hemlock building lumber, peril 1300 Bunk rails 15 00 Jloat stnddinir 14 00 Coal car plank 18 00 HAT.D WOODS JOBBINO rRICE3. Ash, lto41n 23 00O30 00 ISlack walnut, preen, log run 45 0O5O0n .Black walnut, drv, log run 30 0OT&S5 00 Green white oak plank, 2 to 4 In 17 00ft20 00 Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 18 00(3)20 00 Dry white oak boards, lln 19 OOfCO 00 West Va. yellow pine, lln lSOOMiOoo WestVa. yellow pine, 1 in 19 0OS22 00 West Va. vcllow poplar, ftolln 1(5 aria 00 Hickory, l)to 3 hi 1S0W22O0 Hemlock building timber, II 10 00L! 00 Hunt rails ; 14 00 Boat Studding 14 00 Coal car plank UiOO GIST OP THE GRIST That Was Giound Out by the Local Mills of Justlco During Yesterday. In tho breach-of-contract suit of Master & Co. against the Wampum Iron Company, a ver dict was rendered yesterday for the defendant. The County Commissioners yesterday heard appeals from tho assessments in Sharpsburg, Verona and Tarentum boroughs. The most of tho appeal" were from Verona, but none of the cases were serious. Johanna Elzholtz and Dora Schuman pleaded guilty to the larceny of dress goods, etc., from the store of Fred Knmmer, of the Southside. Mary Gestock was convicted of larceny in the same case, and Johanna Grimpo was acquitted. The widow of tho late D AStewart yester day took out letters of administration on tho estate of her husband, he having left no will. She gave bond in the sum of S1,000,000, the sureties being John H. Stewart, Andrew Car negie and Samuel E. Moore. The grand jury yesterday indicted Fred Fish er and Joseph Conloy for selling liquor without license; Edward Dawson,-James O'Brien, sell ing liquor without license, and on Sunday; Christina Keib, malicious mischief; Barney Walker, larceny and receiving stolen goods, two counts. John Kenna yesterday filed a bill in equity against John B., James E. and Bernard Kenna. Both plaintiff and defendants in the case com prise a firm for tho manufacture of wagons, at tho corner of Twenty-first and Piko streets. Kenna claims that James E. and John B. neg lected to pay any attention to tho business. Patrick Linnet and wife and Patrick Bntlor and wife yesterday entered suit against the Linden Steel Company for 510,000 damages in each case. It was claimed by each conplo that their sons, Thomas Linney and John But ler, both minors, weie fatally injured January 31, ISSi, by the breaking down of a platform in the mill of the company. The will of Anna Maria Schmitt, of the Twenty-first ward, was filed for probate yester day. One thousand dollars are bequeathed to tho pastor of the Assumption Church, of Summit township. Butler county, or to his successor, the interest to bo applied for so many low masses for the repose of her soul and that of neraeceaeu nnsDanu. five nundred dollars are given to the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the rest of tho estate is divided among rela tives. In the suit of Holdshlp i Irwin against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Judge Ewing yesterday handed down an opinion dis charging the rule on the plaintiffs for a further and more particular bill of particulars, which had been asked for by the defendants. The suit is for $150,000 damages. Holdshlp & Irwin, who aro oil refiners, claimed that they wero overcharged on oil shipments from Pittsburg to Philadelphia during the years 1884, 1885 and 18SC. They said they wero discriminated against, other shippers receiving rates of 13 cents per barrel less than they were given. The overcharge amounted to S34.0O1 23, and the resulting damage to them for loss of business, etc., made a total damage of S150,000. To-Day'sTrinl Lists. Common Pleas No. 1 Adler et al vs Ferguson; MaxfieldifeCo. vs Boehmer; Pennsylvania Com pany vs tho Second National Bank of Pittsburg: Barndollar vs B. & O. It. R. Co.; Farley vs Chartiers Valley Gas Company; Reno et al vs P. & W. R. R. Co.f Perkins et al vs B., P. & C. R. R. Co.: Stonervs Southwest Penn Railroad Company; Morrison vs school district of Mifflin township. Common Picas No. 2 Evans & Cunningham vs Waguer, garnishee; Brown, widow, vs B. & O. R. R. Co.: Friday vs O'Neil; Wadworth vs Jones; Denger vs People's Natural Gas Com pany; Bissell, executor, vs Patterson; Ronald vs Dnquesne Natural Gas Compiny: Jones vs Chartiers Valley Gas Company; Aumbert vs McCabe. Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Thomas Sheridan, Henrv Mehring (2), Jam;S Manion, Henry Harris, James M. Dunmore (2j, James Mill, Joseph Thalma. Frank Gardner, John Con nelly et al, lames Bennett, D. A. Cruikshank, Henry Mehel. Pearre Bracken et al, Lawrence Knuzleman, Edward Reams, George Arbnckle, William Bechtold et aL Yerck Wall W. F. Jones, Springer Lenhart, George Bales et al, Joseph Allen, John Powelson. Mary Schock et al, James Richards, William Hall, Patrick Sullivan, Henry Reif er, Catharine Schmidt (2, Mary Herdman. To-Dny's Audit List. Estates or Accountants. Before Judge Hawkins. Thomas D. Powell John T. Powell et al. Henry Weldman C. II. A. bicker. J. II. Brenneman .1. S. Powers. George IL McCIoskey.... James a. llcCIoskey. Kobcrt S. FIglcy J. h. DeLoog. Before Judge Over. nenry McCollough J. D. O'llryan. Annie U.Simpson J. D. Simpson. Annie C. Moebner W. J. Stoebaer. John P. lir.iun H. Voegele. James 1). Patterson Dr. 11. S. Mewart.! TO FORFEIT LAND GRANTS Lying Opposite Those Portions of Rnitronds Which Ilnvo Not Been Constructed. Washington, January 9. At a meet-' ing of the conferees of the two Houses on the bills to declare a forfeiture of unearned railroad land grants, a basis of agreement was reached substantially in the line of the Senate bill which simply proposes to declare a for feiture of so much of the land grants as lie op posite those portions of the projected roads over which the lines have not been construct ed up to the present time. B. F. Pralt, a Well-Known Society Gentle man, Dies Most Unexpectedly. The many friends of B. F. Pratt, a well known society gentleman, son of J. IC Pratt, oi Wood street, will be shocked to hear of the young man's death last evening at 6 o'clock. i It was most unexpected, as be had acted as pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs. McNish last Monday. On Monday night, however, he was suddenly stricken with cerebral apoplexy, and regained consciousness only for a few moments at a time until his death. Mr. Pratt's home was at Middleboro, Mass.: he was but 25 years of age, and but six months ago he had married a charming lady, Miss Davis, of Campello, Mass. His mother arrived ye-terday, just in time to attend his death bed, though up to the time of her arrival she was not aware of his illness. Hi3 body will be taken to Middleboro on the 7J5 train this evening. TO BE A BRILLIANT AFFAIR. Open Instnllntlon of Officers of Thomas A. Arimtrong Lodge, K. it L. of II. An open installation of officers of Thomas A. Armstrong Lodge. Knights and Ladies of Honor, with an address by W. D. Moore, Esq., and other interesting exercises, wdl be held in Lafayette Hall to-morrow evening. The following are tho officers who will be installed : Past Protector, David Goodman: Protector, Harry L. Berger: Vice Protector, Alex. Little; Chaplain. Mrs. M. E. Bereer; Qnide, Mrs. E. Lenz: Secretary, W. J. McKean; Treasurer. J. B. Berlin; Guardian, Wm. Durell; Sentinel, L Wolf. Tho installation will be conducted bv Grand Protector of Pennsylvania L. B. Lockard, Grand Vice Protector George W. Miller, and Grand Secretary B. Goodman. DIED OF NEGLECT. lllnggie Regal Dies in New York of Starva tion and Pneumonia. ISPZCIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISFATCH.l New Yoek, January 9. Maggie Eegal, 1G years old, caught a severe cold nine days ago. She was compelled to remain in bed three days with little or nothing to eat. On the fourth day she become delirious. Her father was too drunk to realize her condi tion, her only sister had left home to escape the abuse of her father, and her mother was dead. No doctor was called and no food was given her. She died last Monday of starvation and pneumonia. Her body still lies on the bed she died in, as no undertaker has been called to take care of it. JUDGE JTKENNAX'S SON SUFFOCATED. Found In His Room Nearly Dead From the Effects of Illumlnntlnit Gas. ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Washington, Pa., Jannary 9. Dr. Harry McKennan, son of Hon. "William McKennan, Judge of the United States Cir cuit Court, was found in his room in the Bryson building in an unconscious condi tion at noon to-day. He had became asphyxi ated by illuminating gas, which had been blown out by the wind. Physicians are working with him, but have no hopes of his recovery. t Tho Mississippi River Commission. Washington, D. C, January 9. Tho Secretary of War sent to the House to-day a supplementary report from the Mississip pi River Commission. The Plum Point and Lake Providence reaches have been deep ened from G to 12 feet. The commis sion complains that it is hindered by the failure of appropriations and the prohibition of revetment constrnction. To Go to Samoa. Washington, D. C, Jannary 9. The Secretary of the Navy has issued perempto ry orders to hasten the work of preparing the United States steamers Atlanta, Vandalia nnd Mohitan for sea. It is reported that the two last named will be sent to Samoa to reinforce the Nipsic. Bond Purchases. Washington, D. C, January 9. The Secretary of the Treasury to-day purchased S457.000 regular 4s at 108J. TEI-STATE NEWS. Condensed Special Dispatches From Snr roundlnff Communities That Are Tribu tary to Pittsburgh The printers on the Beaver Argus struck yesterday for union wages. The clerks of Beliaire are agitated over a movement of the merchants to keep stores open until 9 P. n. The Beliaire NailWorks has closed down for repairs and tb take stock. A new gas fur nace for the nail factory is being erected. William Cairns, wife and child were found suffocated by coal gas at Sanbury yesterday morning. Cairns was dead, but hii wife and child were resuscitated. Roland H. Baldwin, of "ioungstown, has sued the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company for $25,000 damages for in juries received in a wreck last September. The suit of Mary Wilson, hurt in the same wreck, was compromised by the payment of 1,000, River Teletrrams. SPECIAL TELrOBAJI TO TOE DISPATCH.J Brownsville River 7 feet 10 inches and falling slowly. Weather cloudy. Thermome ter S7-" at 620 p. m. Moeoantown River 6 feet 10 inches and stationary. Weather cloudy. Thermometer0 at 4 p. x. WARREN-Eiver 2 9-10 feet and falling. Weather cold and storming. WHOLESALE HOUSE. JOSEPH HORNE & CO., Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts., Importers and Jobbers of II GOODS ad SOW Special offerings this week la SILKS, PLUSHES, DRESS GOODS, SATEENS, SEERSUCKER, GINGHAMS, PRINTS, and CHEVIOTS. For largest assortment and lowest prices call and see us. wholesaleIxclusively fe22-rSl-D czemn,vltchr, Scaly, Skin Tortures. SWAYNE'S OINTMENT The ilmple application of "Swatiti OrrTMXTT without any internal medicine, -will core anT ease of Tetter, Salt SWAYNE'S OINTMENT Bheum. Ringworm. Pilel. Itth. Sorq fimpln, Errliprl" 11 SKIN DISEASES do muter now obstinate or long funding. Sold bj drogsim, or lent by mill lor 50 cu. 3 Bow, tlSi. Addreti. P Cinn i Sos, PUltdeljilili, Pi. A nr droi r l STE.V3IEKS AND EXCURSIONS. STATE LINE. To Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin nd Liverpool FROM NEW YORK EVER if THURSDAY Cabin passage 3 to 5o0, according to location of btate room, Excursion So to t'JO. Steerage to and from Europe at lowest rates AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO., Gen'l Agts, 53 Broadway, New York, or J. J. M'CORMICK, Agent, 21-r79-S FoorihAvenue and Smlthfield SI. AMERICAN LINE, Sailing every Wednesday from Philadelphia and Liverpool. Passenger accommodations for all classes unsurpassed. Tickets sold to and from Great Britain and Ireland, Norway, Swe den, Denmark, Ac PETER WRIGHT & BONS. General agents, 307 Walnut st, Philadelphia Full information can be had of J. J. McCOR MICK, Fourth avenue and Smithfleld street LOUIS MOESER, 613 Smithfleld street mliS-dSO-rrs BEJT FltASKMW JbCStTRAKCE COllPAXY) op tub Citt of Allegheny, Pa. ALl.EOHEjrv'. January 9, 1889.) DIVIDEND THE DIRECTORS OF TH13 company hare this day declared a din ilend of THREE PER CENT (one dollar and fifty cents per share), payable on and after Monday, January 1-J. 18S9. ialO-7 Wil. A. FORD. Secretary. AiLEKAmnA Fire Instbaitce Co. Nos. 526 AND 528 Wood street. 3 lin Pittsbcro, PA.,January 9. IS. DIVIDEND-THE 'DIRECTORS OF THI8 company have thi day declared a semi annual dividend of THREE PER CENT ($1 50 per share), payable on and after Jlondav, Jan uary 14. inst. CHAS. F. HERROSEE. jalO-8-3iTbS Secretary. Office of Gbiuian Fire Insurance Co- PrrrSBTTRO. lannarr 8. 1SS9. issa.) )RS OI DIVIDEND NO. 60 THE DIRECTORS OF this company have declared a dividend of TWO DOLLARS PER SHARE (FOUR PER CENT), payable on and alter January It, 1SS9. F. L. GROfeS, ja9-59 Secretary. Artisans' Insurance Company, Office, corner Wood street and Third avenue, Pittsburo. Jannarv 8. 18S9. TMVIDEND-THE BOARD OF DIREC- XJ TORS of this company have this day de clared a dividend of ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS a share, piyable forthwith. jalQ-17 CHARLES P. SMITH. Secretary. National Insurance Company, 43 south Diamond street, Allegheny, Pa.. Jannary 7. 1SS9. ) DIVIDEND NO. 38 THE BOARD OF DI RECTORS of this company have declared a dividend of TWO DOLLARS per share out of the earnings of the last six months, payable forthwith. H. 31. SCHMITT. Secretary. jaKH-MThF Office of alleoheny Insurance Co., 7 No. 67 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburg, January 7, 1SS9. J DIVIDEND-THE DIRECTORS OF THIS company have declared a dividend of THREE (3) PER CENT, payable on demand. jaS-ol C. G. DONNELL, Secretary. Office Union Insurance Co.. Pittsburg, Pa, January 7, 1889. TMVIDEND THE BOARD HAVE 1 889. f E THIS J day declared a dividend of THREE PER uiUjNi on tne capital stocs, oui oi mo prouu of the past six months, payable forthwith. J.W.J.McLAIN, jaS-CG Secretary. German American Ins. Co. of Pa.. 1 Office No. Ill Fourth Avenue, V Pittskuro, Januarv 4, 1889. ) DIVIDEND THE DIRECTORS OF THIS company have this day declared a semi annual dividend of FOUR PER CENT (S2 per share), payable on demand, jao-w; d W. J. PATTERSON, Secretary. ALLEGHENY NATIONAL BANK. Pittsbnrg.f3. rPHE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAVE 1 thi day declared a dividend of THREE PER CENT oat of the earnings of the past six months, payable January 2, 18S9. F. C. HUTCHINSON. Cashier. December 31, 1S8S. ja3-43 Office Western Insurance Co., I Pittsburg, January 8, 1889. DIVIDEND NO. 73 THE BOARD OF Directors have this day declared a divi dend of THREE PER CENT, or ONE DOL LAR and FIFTY CENTS upon each share of the capital stock, payable on and after the 11th inst. WM. P. HERBERT, Secretary. ja9-34-D The Norttjside Bridge Co., ? Pittsburg, januarv 8, 1889. DIVIDEND-THE DIRECTORS OF THIS companv have declared a dividend of TWO (2) PER CENT, payable at the office of the company at the south end of bridge, on and after the 16th day of January, 1889. Transfer books closed until January 16. 18S9. ja9-33 R. L. ORR, Secretary. Nations Bank for Savings. i No. 43 North Diamond Street, Allegheny, pa.. Januarys, ism. DIVIDEND-THE BOARD OF DIREC TORS of this bank have this day declared a dividend of THREE (3) PER CENT out of the earnings of the last six months, payable forthwith, free of tax. JOHN T. MORTON, ja3-5S-3,4.5 TT3 Treasurer. THE FREEHOLD BANK, No. 410 Smithfield St. CAPITAL, . . - . S'2C0,000 00. DISCOUNTS DAILY. EDWARD HOUSE, Prest. JAMES P. SPEER. Vice Prest sel-lc33-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier. . BROKERS-FINANCIAL. CITY OF ST. PAUL, Minn., 4 l-2sj CITY OF OMAHA, Neb., 6s; ILLINOIS CENT. Collateral Trust GOLD 4S, 1952: ST. PAUL, MINN. & MANITOBA collateral trust gold 5s, REDEEMABLE AFTER AUGUST, 18S9, AND PAYBALE1893, AND OTHER INVESTMENT BONDS. CIRCULAR MAILED ON APPLICATION. For sMo by BLAKE BROS & CO., 5NASSAUST..N.Y.: 2S STATE ST., BOSTON, MASS. ja8-"5-TTS De WITT DIL WORTH, BROKER IN PETEOLETJM Oil bonght and sold on margin. de27-21-B3U WHITNEY & STEPHEXS0X 57 FOURTH AVENUE. ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS THROUGH MESSRS. DREXEL. MORGAN 4 CO, NEW YORK. PASSPORTS PROCURED. aD2S-x75 MEDICAL. 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