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IN A BUSINESS WAY.
leading Features of the Lumber
Trade for the Year Past
THE OUTLOOK WAS SEVER BETTER.
Growing Taste for Hard Wood for Interior
FACTS AS TO OAK, WALSDT, CIPEESS
Office or the Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
Monday. January 21, 1SS0.
The year 1887 was one of the very best on
record for the lumber trade of this city.
While dealers do not claim a boom for that
Year, they do claim that they have had no
better for a healthy, satisfactory trade. At
the opening of 1888 the outlook was none
the brightest for the lumber trade. Labor
troubles were brewing, and the 'approaching
struggle for political ascendancy between tbe
great parties had a discouraging effect on
trade. Dealers had little hope in the early
months of 1SSS of keeping up the record of
the previous year.
Now that the returns arc all in and books
posted, according to the statement of one of
our leading jobbers, the j ear just past shows
no falling off in the volume of trade. Out, on
the contrary, a slight increase in volume of
trade, with a closer margin of profit, which
makes the year's Dusiness a fair stand-off to
the previous year. Said this jobber: "Results
of 1SS8 have been to us a veiy pleasant sur
prise, and we are more than satisfied since our
books were posted and balances struck. Prices
were not well maintained through the greater
part of the year, but since the 1st of December
there has been a decided improvement in this
respect. Prices are firmer and demand has in
creased very much the past two mouths."
Lumber Season Late.
Through the lumber region of the Northwest
fully two months of tho logging season have
been lost, because of scarcity of snow crop.
The open winter has been adverse to lumber
men as to many other tradespeople. The loss
of two months of the average logging season
lias created a shortage in lumber supplies. It
is scarcely possible to make up for this short
age in tbe time left, with the healthiest kind of
blizzards for the remainder of winter. This
fact has already made its impression on mar
kets by increased firmness and a strong de
mand. The outlook for the lumber trade is
therefore an immense improvement on what it
was this time a year ago.
The quantity of pine used from year to year
varies little, though other woods are making
some inroads on the pine. Poplar particularly
is taking the place of pino for many purposes.
Poplar was not, until recent years, considered
of much value for building purposes. Ex
perience has proved its adaptability for all
Kinds of work, excepting for building timbers
and framing purposes. Especially has poplar
wood grown into favor of late years for finish
ing work. In this line of work it has proved
more acceptable than pine on account of its
clear quality, width and susceptibility to high
finish. By staining, the poplar can be made to
very successfully imitate the hard woods.
There is no change in the demand for hem
lock for rough work in construction of build
ings. No other material has been found to
take its place in this line.
The demand for hard wood keeps growing
every year, and the year past has been no ex
ception to this rule. In this line an increase in
volume of trade of fully S3 per cent over last
j car is reported. Pittsburg has been slow to
take to hardwood finish for the interior of dwel
lmgs.buthas been catching on very hard in the
past few years. Not only is this the fact as to
tbe finer class of dwellings recently erected,
but also as to business blocks.
White and red oak, for inside finish, have the
lead in fashion at this date. Cypress and yellow
pine are also coming into ue largely for inte
rior finish. Three vears ago cypress was an
unknown wood in Pittsburg homes. Now some
of the most elegant rooms in the city are
finished in this wood.
Where expense is no item, mahogany is in
favor for inside finish.
Black walnut, which had such a large run a
few years ago, and w hich of late years has been
considered out of date except for bank work
and heavy furniture, is again comingmto favor
in certain quarters, and promises to be again
DODUl&r at an earlv tlar.
Harmony and brilliancy of effect are every
year becoming more and more a study in tho
inside finish of the finer class of I'jttsbnrg
Color in Architecture.
Tbe time has come when architects and
builders give as much attention to color in in
terior finish of fine dwellings as the artist to his
coloring for paintings.
Effects of colors are studied in the interior
finish of rooms to an extent that would astonish
builders and architects of a generation ago.
No longer are first-class dwellings finished
throughout in the same 6tyle of wood. Mural
decorations have become prominent features
in the interior finish of fine dwellings.
Every room is Unified in different wood,
and all first-class dwellings furnish to the eve
a great variety of finish. This growing taste
has in late years very much increased the de
mand for the different varieties of hard woods,
so that the trade in this line shows a steady in
crease every year.
All lumber dealers report that while the
volume of business was never as large as tbe
past year, margins are uncomfortably narrow,
and that their only salvation is found in push
ing trade so as to handle large quantities of
IN HIS 01VN DEFENSE.
Baekm Testifies That lie Silently Wonnded
Green in Trying to Repulso Him.
rSrXCXM. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Geeexsbueg, January 21. Not until
this morning did Nicholas Backus, the de
fendant in the Backus-Green murder case,
admit to his counsel that he was in any way
implicated in the killing of James Green.
He has up until to-day insisted that the
murder was committed bygone Helwick,
but the evidence was such as to entirely ex
plode any such theory wheu advanced by
the counsel, and a renewed effort on the part
of the counsel brought about a confession so
far as a stab in the leg of tbe victim was
concerned, but the prisoner positively de
nied that he inflicted the second cut.
This morning the prisoner was put upon
the stand to testify in his own behalf, saying
that he stabbed Green in the leg when he
(Green) raised the shovel and, with an
oath, came toward him and threatened to
kill him. He exhibited a mark on his right
arm where he stated Green struck him with
The only nervousness exhibited by the
prisoner during the whole trial was at a
time when the aged mother, sick and weary
from travel and a sister of the deceased,
dressed in deep mourning, came in nnd
quietly took a seat near the District At
torney. The prisoner's counsel will make a
strong plea ior acquittal on the grounds of
seii-aeiense, out the general impression is
that the verdict will be manslaughter or
probably second degree. The case will go
to the jury to-morrow morning.
FOR li'CAUSLAND'S DEATH.
The Evidence is More Damnging Against
ZackTnjIor Than Clark.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.1
Watnksbubg, January 21. The inter
est in the murder trial is still growing as the
case progresses. The evidence of Thomas
Mountjoy was very damaging. Taylor told
him he saw James McAllister cross the hol
low within 100 yards of where McCausland
was murdered on the day of the murder.
Also told Mountjoy tie didn't know how old
man Parker knew them when they went
down the hollow and that he didn't think
that Ben Provens could tell them when they
crossed the river.
Lueien Longanecker testified he crossed
the river September 10 and was going toward
Masontown. About three-iourths of a mile
from the river he saw two men going toward
Masontown. One was a fleshy, heavy set
man, and the other was a slender and taller
man. He spoke to the fleshy man for George
Clark, and thinks it was him. James E.
Altman swore to seeing Zack Tavlor in
SheriffSterling's stable brushing himself
.mis was about rj. o ciock. All tnese
facts were strongly corroborated by wit
The evidence is claimed to be much
stronger against Taylor's case than in
Clark's. There was a good deal of evidence
ruled out by the Court as irrelevant. There
was a large attendance of ladies in court this
MARKETS BY WIRE.
BallishNcwa Unsettles Wheat, but Itltnllies
and Close Higher Corn nod Oats
Without Scosntlonn! Features
Porknnd Lnrd Steady.
CniCAGO A fair speculative business was
transacted in wheat, and the feeling was some
what unsettled, though no very important
changes occurred. Tho opening was rather
weaker, with sales at io decline, and sold
off c more. This early weakness was evident
ly due to the fall of snow which was supposed
to have extended through the winter wheat dis
tricts. The market gradually became stronger,
and prices were advanced lja This Improve
ment was due to good buying partly on long ac
count, and one bull trader was reportedas
having Increased his holdings. It was also
known that the visible supply would show a
liberal decrease, and this assisted the advanc
ing tendency. The subsequent decline of 1c was
attributed to a cable advice giving the stock of
w heat at Odessa as over 4,600,000 bushels greater
than one year ago. Exception t were taken to
this report. During the latter part of the ses
sion the feeling was steadier, and the closing
was about He higher than Saturday's.
There was verylittlo interest manifested in
corn, trading being of a local spasmodic char
acter and fluctuations limited to Kc range.
The feeling comcared with Saturday was
steady, though transactions were at slightly
reduced prices, and at the close the market
was a trifle lower than Saturday.
Oats were quiet and steady. There was no
pressure to buy or sell, hence prices changed
were only KSJc.
Considerable Interest was manifested in mess
pork, and trading was quite active. Opening
sales were made at 10c advance, but a weaker
feeling was soon manifested and a reduction of
4045c was submitted to. Later the market
ruled with more steadiness and prices rallied
17J20c and closed comparatively steady.
Trading was fairly active in lard, but the
feeling was weak. Prices on the whole range
declined 1012c and the market closed rather
firm at medium'figures.
A fairly active trade was reached in short
ribs and sides, and tbe feeling was weaker.
Prices were about2Xc higher at opening,butthe
market soon weakened and prices declined 15
17c. At the reduction the inquiry was fair
and the market ruled steadier and prices ad
vanced 7K10c and ruled quiet.
The 1 eading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2, January, 96'96c; Febru
97KK96Kc: May, $1 01J1 01KS1 OOffil 00;
Corn No. 2 Januarv, 34c: March, 35J35i4c;
uats No. 2 January. 2imimVPc:
February. 25ic: Mav. 27Ki
.mess .fork, per obi. jannary, si- su; r enrn-
arv. 512 47K'2 47U012 2012 30; May, 512 85
fg'lZ 60&1Z 4U1Z wx-
Lard per 100 lis. January, SS 83; March.
JO 82H?6 87KS6 77KS6 STJfi May, $7 02
7 0266 8766 97J5.
Short Rms, per 100 lbs. January. 86 40
6 40: March. t 52J6 S2XS6 40C 47K; May,
58 656 656 4Ko o7
Cash quotations were as follows: Klour,
steadv and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat.
96i9Gc: No. 3 spring wheat. 95X08c: No. 2
red. y&W9ec- No. 2 corn. 34c bid. No. 2oatk
24Jc. N o. 2 rye.4Sc No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1
flaxseed. SI 62. Prime timothy seed. 51 571 58.
Mess pork, per barrel. 51225. Lard, per 100 lbs.
56 82K. Short ribs sides (loose). 56 4a Dry
salted" shoulders (boxed). SO 0006 12. Short
clear sides tboxed), 56 756 87i. Sugars
Cutloaf, 78c; granulated. Tc; standard
"A." 7c Recciuts Flour. 13.000 barrels: wheat.
20.000 bushels: corn. 107,000 bushels: oats. 95,000
bushels: rye, 5,000 bushels: barley, 74,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour. 9,000barrels; wheat. 14.
000 bushels; com. 92,000 bushels: oats. 87.000
bushels; rye. none: barley, 43.000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was dull and unchanged. Eggs steady
New York Flour dull and heavy. Wheat
Spot irregular, closing barely steady; options
moueraiciy active ana lower, closing hb'tc
under Saturday. Rye quiet. Barley malt dull.
Corn Spot weak and c lower: options active
and KKc lower. Oats weak. Hay easy and
quiet. Hops Choice firm and quiet. Coffee
Options opened steady and 1025 points up;
closed steady at 1020 points above Saturday;
sales, 53,000 bags, including Januarv, 15.90
18.00c: February. 15.7515.s3s: March, April
and May, 15.7ot3l5.S0c; June, 15.75c; Jul v, 15.80c,
August. 15.S515.90c: September, 15.9316.00c;
October, 16.0&S1G.05C; December, 16.15c; spot
ttio stronger; iair cargoes, i j$c
nv"v - f"
uuu;renneaauu ana easy; "U."
'C.M 5&66K: white extra "C." 6kfi6 3-lGc: I
yeuow, ojiu; 011 -vi," dosc; mnia -A," Va
standard 'A,"GJc confectioners' "A,"GJic;
cut loaf, 8c; crushed, 8c: powdered. TVc; granu
lated. 7c: cubes. TJfc Molasses Forelcn auiet:
sales of 6 cargoes Mantanzas, to arrive. 20c
ior ou ieai; .w unc&ns tiuii; open Kettle,
nrimc to choice, 30J5c. Rice quiet and firm.
Tallow dull; city. 6Jc Tnrpentine nominal at
45453.4C Eggs Fair speculative demand;
western, 1717Jc. Pork lower; old mess, $13 50
13 75; new mes. 514. Cutmeats steady. Butter
Fancy steady; others weak; western
dairy, 13lSc; creamery. 10325Kc: Elgin, 27c
Cheese btrnng and in moderate demand; west
Cincinnati Flour in light demand: family.
54 254 40; fancy, 54 201 80. Wheat In fair
demand and steady; No. 2 red, 51 00; receipts,
COObushels; shipments, none. Corn dull and
easier: No. 2 mixed, .535Jc Oats firm;
No. 2 raixd, 2S2SJc Rye dull; No.
2, 51K543ic Pork dull at 513 00.
Lard lower at 56 70. Itulkmcats dull,
ard nominal: short ribs. 56 87J. Bacon easy:
short clear, SS 37. Butter easy; fanoy North
western creamerv, 272Sc: prime dairy roll, 12
13c Cheese Demand light and firm; choice
cured mild Ohio flat. 10llc
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat The decrease in visible supply being
larger than was expected, and better prices
elsewhere caused an improvement here, but
the market was unsettled and irregular and
tne close was aoouc as Saturday. Uorn firm,
except for May. which was easier; No. 2 cash,
29-X30c; March. 3131Kc; Mav. 32?i32Jc
Oats steady; cash, 24Kc bid: Mav, 27 27jc bid.
Rye weak; No. 3, 46c. Barlev quiet; sample
lots of Wisconsin sold at 70c Flaxseed steady
at 51 5a Bagging qniet at 7g9a Iron cotton
ties. 1 10. Provisions very dull and generally
tunci, mill uujj a swan juu Lraue.
Philadelphia Flour quiet and without
quotable change. Wheat Spot and February
ruled steady under light offerings, but very lit
tle demand either from t-hippers or millers;
late futures opened a shade lower, but after
ward recovered and closed steady. Corn
steady, but quiet. Oats Car lots dull and
barely steady; mtures dull and yha lower.
Provisions steadv, but demand slow. Butter
dull and weak; Pennsylvania creamery extra,
25c; Pennsylvania prints extra, 28c Eggs dnll;
Pennsylvania firsts, 17c. Cheese steadv: cart
skims, 6gSc ' v
Milwaukee Flour quiet Wheat steady:
cash, 90K3lc: May, 94Kc Corn qniet;
No. 3, 31c Oats higher; No. 2 white, Dskc
Rye steady; No. 1, 49c Barley unchanged;
No. 2. 64Uc Provisions lower. Pork. 512 20.
Lard, 56 7 Cheese dull; Cheddars, 1010Kc
Baltimore Provisions steady.Butter barely
steady:western packed. 1517c: creamery, 1S
26c Eggs steady at 15c Coffee firm; rio,
rTilT.T'nnr?IrVATCA;r4 fW fn4 41vm .-!.
(and February, 5 CO; March. 55 S
Grain in Sight.
Chicago, January 21 Tho visible supply of
grain in comparison with that of la6t week, as
reported by the Board of Trade, is as fol
lows: Wheat, 30.599,000 bushels; decrease, 809,
000 bushels. Corn. 16,236,000 bushels; in
crease, lOiOOObnshels. Oats, 8.393,000 bushels;
decrease, 39.000 bushels. Rye, l,bS5.000 bushels:
decrease, 2,000 bushels. Barley, 2,3S3,000
bushels; decrease, 229.009 bushels.
New York. January 2L Stocks of grain in
store and afloat January 19: Wheat, 9,176,719
bushels; corn, 4,180.557 bushels; oats, 1,991,683
bushels; rye, 144.997 bushels: barley, 257,582
bushels; malt, 160,642 bushels; peas, 26,132
Brazilian Coffee Market.
Rio Db Janeiro. January 2L Coffee
Regular first, 5,700 rcis per 10 kilos: good sec
ond. 5.200 reis; receipts during tbe week,
85,000 bags; purchases for the United States,
30.000 bags; clearances for do, 81,000 bags; stock.
Santos, January 21. Coffee Good aver
ages 5,550 reis per 10 kilos; receipts during the
week, 58,000 bags; purchases for the United
States. 14.000 bacs: clearances for do. I7nnn
bags; stock, 275,000 bags.
ONE PROHIBITION ARGUMENT.
Employes Threatened With Dismissal If
Tbey DU Not Sign That Way.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Greensville, January 21. The evi
dence in the Greensville, Stoneboro and
Sharpsville license cases was heard to-day.
The arguments will follow to-morrow. The
Sharpsville remonstrances have a large ma
jority, but affidavits were presented show
ing that some of the furnace owners had
threatened their employes with dismissal if
they refused to sign the remonstrance.
Stoneboro is very close, with chances in
favor of license. In Greenville Michael
Hamill has a small majority, but Fell and
Sparrow are very close, Sparrow being the
Don't be imposed on with counterfeits.
The genuine Salvation Oil is what yon want.
DIED IN ITS YOUTH.
he Flour and Grocery Amalgamation
Scheme Gets a Black Eye.
LEADING DEALERS OPrOSE IT.
The Bulls Finally Get Control of the Oil
Market and Boom Prices.
EEAL ESTATE AND 'STOCK TEANSFEES
The movement, to which reference was
made in this department of The Dispatch
on Sunday, to bring about the amalgama
tion of the wholesale flour dealers and the
wholesale grocers, bids fair to die in its in
fancy. Several of the leading flour men
were interviewed on the subject yesterday,
and they, one and all, put the seal of their
disapprobation upon the scheme, as imprac
ticable under the existing conditions of the
business in Pittsburg. Said Mr. Llewellyn,
speaking for himself and Mr. T. C. Jenkins:
"We don't belong to any trade organization
or society, and we never will. We have always
done business upon our own 'merits, and we
will still pursue that course. By acting inde
pendently we are enabled to give our customers
the benefit of our experience and facilities. We
conld not do this it we were members of a com
bine. The scheme won't work here. It has
been tried several times and always went to
pieces. It is based upon a wrong business
theory. It seeks to sink the large dealers and
elevate the small by making all equal. This is
good for the latter, but death for the former.
It sweeps away all the advantages they may
have acquired by reason of lifelong experience
and large capital, and puts them in direct com
petition with people of little means and still
less experience. Wo decline to consider the
Another wholesale firm on Liberty! street,
who refused the use of their name, was equal
ly emphatic in opposition to the project. Said
one of them: "We don't think it will succeed.
The same thing has been tried here several
times and always collapsed. Were we to go
into it our enstomers would at once cry out,
"Trust," and buy from the mills. Most people
have a horror of trusts. The opinion once
formed that we belonged to one our trade
would be crippled. Another thing: Ironclad
prices in Pittsburg won't work. We have sev
eral difficulties to contend with. Ohio Is full of
small mills. They are run at small expense
and can afford to sell their product at very low
figures. These alternate with supply and de
mand. We could not compete with them if we
were bound by established rates. Then there
are mills at home that we must look after. We
are free from all entangling alliances and in
tend to remain so."
Several other flour dealers were spoken to on
the same subject, but while they were less out
spoken against the scheme, they were none the
less indisposed to give it their support. Amal
gamation between flour dealers and grocers, or
an independent flour combine, may therefore
be considered out of the question for the pres
ent. NO INSPIRATION.
Solders of Favorite Stocks Still Show an
Indisposition to Sell.
"We want more inspiration," said Captain
Barbour at the afternoon stock call yesterday,
whose persuasive talk had failed to screw the
courage of tbe boys up to the sticking point.
The remark was equally applicable to the fore
noon business. It was a dull day all through
not for lack of bidders, but the stuff they
wanted was not for sale. Tbe fact is, the bet
ter classes of stocks are scarce. Large blocks
of Electric have been taken by parties in New
England, Quebec and Montreal, where they
aro held as an Investment. The same is true to
. sums cjkfcvufc v uaoi ium uiiiiuns vud huia
1 ing margin and very naturally restricts busi-
i ness. iiids ana oners were:
Did. Asked. Bid. Asked.
1J0 .... 140 ....
SSX '.'.'' "SSM "'
57 ... R7
39!f 39 33 ....
294 29J( .... 29Jf
79H .... 79H
SO .... 50
IK W IK i
"ffiTa ""36 "36 37
Allegheny Nat. Bank.
Commercial Nat. J!nk
Iron Glass Dol. Sav.
Mer. & Man. Nat. Jink.
K. E. L. JfcT. K. Co....
Allegheny Gu Co., Ill
Cliartlers Valley tins..
Mauuractnrers1 Gas Co
1'liiladelohla Gas Co...
Wheeling Gas Co
Tuna Oil Co
Waihlnftton Oil Co....
LaNoria M. Co
AllCR'y Co. Electric.
Wcst'house Elec L't..
Union Switch & Signal
Pitts. Cyclorama Co...
Sales at the morning call embraced 25 shares
Westinghonse Electric, s. o., 60 days, at 36; 25,
s. o., 90 days. 35; 40, s. o., 3 days. 36, and three
shares regular at 36.
In the afternoon 10 shares Citizens' Traction
so'd at 79; 100 Philadelphia Gas, regular, at
S8-K, and 20, s. o., 3 days, at 3
Henry M. Long sold 50 Electric at 3636V.
The total sales of stocks were 229,933 shares.
Atchison. 47,177, Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western. 23,910: Delaware and Hudson, 6,420;
Lake Shore, 8,600; Missouri Pacific, 15.125;
Northwestern. 6,400; Reading. 19,300; Richmond
and West Point, 6,410: St Panl. 23,910: Texas
Pacific 3,760; Union Pacific, 7,250; Western
The Cold Snap Makes a Slight Inroad Upon
Business at Banks.
The sudden change in the weather cut down
business at the banks yesterday, especially in
the line of deposits. Tho clearing house report
was verv favorable, however, the figures be
ing: Exchanges, 52,483,421 02; balances, $334,
2S1 01. Same time last week: Exchanges, 2.
251.121 306; balances, $319,263 15. For the three
weeks of the present year the clearing house
exchanges foot up over 5-36.000,000, against
about 530.000.000 for the same time last year.
This steady growth, if maintained, and there Is
no known reason why it should not be, will soon
place Pittsburg abreast of the' foremost finan
cial ceutcrs of the country.
Money on call in New York yesterday was
easy at 2 to 2 per cent, last loan 2, closed
offered 2. Prime mercantile paper, 455c
Sterling exchange firm and active at M 68 lor
60-day bills and S4 88 for demand.
Bonds closed in New York yesterday: U. S.
4s, registered, 127; U. S. 4s, coupon, 127;
U. S. 4s. registered, 109; U. S. 4s, coupon,
109; Pacific 6s of '95,119.
New York Clearings. $72,611,960: bal
Boston Clearings, $16,967,432; balances,
$1,923,777. Money 2 per cent.
Philadelphia Clearings, $10,291,755; bal
Baltimore Clearings, 52.355.26S; balances,
CniCAGO Money unchanged at57 per cent.
Bank clearings, 59,954,000.
St. Louis Clearings, 53,455,626; balances,
WEATHER AND BUSINESS.
Sodden Changes InTemperntnre Make Home
Preferable to the Street.
Sudden changes of weather ars not conducive
to business. They are great boom breakers.
Nothing takes the snap ont of a banker, mer
chant or manufacturer quicker than a sudden
drop in temperature. Taking this subject for
a text, a Fourth avenue financier said yester
Business at our bank has been rather slack
to-day. But it is always so after a sudden
change of weather from warm to cold. People
are so afraid of taking colds that they won't
venture out the first day of a storm if they can
help it. Of course, if they have notes to pay
or want to borrow money they must face the
blast, but if depositing is their onlv business,
they generally put it off until, like the case of
the shorn Iamb, the wind" becomes tempered to
their feelings. In other words, they
stay at home nntil thv become accus
tomed to the change. That is tho reason
why our deposits are comparatively small to
day." The same cause holds good, to some extent at
least in all lines of business, here and else
where, but it is particularly effective in this
locality, and in this parallel of latitude when
changes in the weathsx are more frequent and
violent than they are 100 miles north or south-
THE BOLLS IN CLOTEE.
They Take Hold of the Oil Market
Organize n Boom.
Yesterday was a field day for the bulls at the
Petroleum Exchange. They turned tbe tables
on the bears in handsome style, and held their
grip. Tbe selling movement seemed to have
reached tbe end of its string, and prices went
up like a rocket. The bulls took the market in
hand at the start and held on until the travel
fell. The opening was S4c, c above that of I
Saturday; the highest was 86Kc, 2c above the
highest of Saturday; the lowest was 84c, c
above that of Saturday, 'and the close was
8bc 2Kc abovo that of Saturday. These com
parative figures show at a glance tbe upward
drift of the market. The feeling was firm
The selling was principally by those who had
bought at S5c and under. Some long oil was
also dumped, but it had no effect upon the
market. Tho boom had set in and it bad to
run its course. Whether it has come to stay is
a matter about which there are conflicting
opinions.' Some think the improvement is only
a spurt to give the longs a chance to unload;
.others, reasoning from a bullish standpoint,
think the rubicon of stagnation has been
passed, and that the improvement has elements
of permanency which render a reaction im
probable for some time at least. It should be
remembered that these are only theories. Oil
is always a slippery article, to which tbe line
from Burns applies with peculiar force: "The
best laid plans of mice and men gang aft
The field news was in the direction of in
creased production. Jennings No. 3, on tbe
Donnelly farm, Mt. Morris, caino in Sunday,
and was doing ten barrels an hour. Jennings
Co.'s No. 3, on tho Bauerlein farm, Brush
Creek, bad one bit in the sand, and was also
waking ten barrels an hour. Several old wells
showed au increased output. Refined at Lon
don advanced &. Saturday's clearings were
Tne following ta&ic, corrected oy Do Witt 1)11
worth, broker In netroleum. etc., corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc. :
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 84 Sa's 12:P. M.... S3J4 85S
10Tl5A. M.... M Ml 1:00P. M... S5 S5l
10:3) A. it.... 8H W Ii;5P. M.... SS 83 W
1CS5A. M.. 84V 84 1J0F. M.... S5!4 SoS
H:(OA. M.... 846 85 1:45P. M.... 85V( 859j
lliWA, M.... 84 85 t:00r. K.... 8i 854
11:30a. M.... 85 S5H 1:15 P. M.... SoV, 8554
11:45A. M.... 85! S3H !lP. X.... 851, 85M
12:00 M S5 8JS 5:45 P. M.... boH 8o,n
l!:3r. M.... Sa'4 8.YVO:.ed 88ft ....
HlJOP. M.... SiH Si
highest. S6)c; lowest. MH::
.. 40, III
New York closed a! 8f.c
Oil CUT closed at SfiWc.
Jiradiora dosca at Sblc
Jew VorK. renned. 7c.
London, renned. 6l.
Antwerp, renned, lsMt
Oil Notts From T.iylorstovrn.
tSFKCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.'!
Tatlobstown, January 21. James Mc
Mannis No. 2 is in the sand, and shut down to
make tank connections, but looks favorable ior
quite a nice well.
John Hodgens No. 2 and James Hodgens, Jr.,
No. 4 will start up this week.
The Beabont is still drilling, but seems no
good for either gas or oil in quantity worthy of
The tools have been found at Carson 3 and
Robert Noble 2, and operations resumed.
The Houston has been packed, and estimated
to be producing about 12o barrels.
Oilier OH AInrkefs.
Oil Crrr. January 21. Opened. 84Kc; high
est, 86c; lowest, 84c; closed, S6Kc
New York, January 21. Petroleum opened
firm at 84c, and after the first sales became
strong and advanced to86Kc A slight re
action then occurred, but the advance was
well held, and the market closed strong at
86Jic Sales, 575,000 barrels.
SOME GOOD SALES.
An Important Deal in Diamond Alley Real
Estate Other Dickers.
There was very llttlo vim in real estate circles
yesterday, dealers being kept busy for tbe most
part answering questions of prospective buy
ers. It is probable the mystery surrounding
the Wood street deal will be cleared up to
day. It was reported on good authority that nego
tiations had been closed for a desirable piece of
property on XJiamond street, between Wood
and Smlthfleld, the consideration being 540.000.
or thereabouts. This is between $700 and 5800
per front foot, showing that property in tbe
locality mentioned is on the jump. The pur
chasers are said to be newspaper men.
Black & Baird, 95 Fourth avenue, sold for
George W. Knopf a Queen Anne dwelling of
11 rooms on Amber street, with lot 40x110 feet,
for 50.000. They aNo placed the following
mortgages: One of 52,300. for three years at 6
per cent, on Sandnsky street property, Alle
gheny City: one of $4,000 on Ben Venue prop
erty for fire years, at 6 per cent, and one of
53.000 on Penn avenue property for one year at
0 per cent.
W. A. Hcrron & Sons sold lot No. 394, In the
Rnch plan. Thirteenth ward, site 20x100 feet,
for $350. They also sold about eight acres on
Grape street, Twentv-third ward, with small
frame house, for $3,500 cash.
Samuel W. Black & Co.. 99 Fourth avenue,
sold at auction lots Nos. 56 and 57, on New York
avenne, In West End Place plan of lots. Thirty
fifth ward, to L. Biederman and John Lee, for
5128. They also sold a mortgage for 5600. three
years, at 6 nor cent, on property in Leesdale.Pa.,
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., No. 181 Fourth avenue.
foiu ior mre. n. ll uook, to josepn id.
Scbaeler, one of those fine brick residences on
Oakland square, corner of Boquet street, Oak
land. They report a great Inquiry for these
fine residences, and several more will likely be
disposed of in a few days.
Black fc Baird, 95 Fourth avenne, sold for H.
C. Shepherd, of Wheeling, West Va., a tract of
land containing 6 1-20 acres, on Park avenue,
Twenty-secona ward, between Braddock and
Biddle street, for $5,000 cash.
The Benrs Find n Weak Spot and Make the
Most of It Small Business In
Wall Street nnd a
New York, January 2L Tho stock market
was a divided one to-day, with the Southwest
erns weak and the dull stocks and specialties
remarkably strong, but tho general list de
veloped strength as the day wore along, and
the result of tho day's trading is to leave tbe
list generally fractionally higher than at the
close on Saturday. Tbe feeling on the street
was conservatively bullish this morning, but
the bears found a weak spot in Atchison and
the attacks upon that stock of Saturday were
renewed with marked effect, an extreme de
cline of 2$ per cent being established, and it
reached still lower prices than had been here
There was free covering of shorts at the low
figures, and this caused a sharp rally in Atchi
son and brought the rest of the list up to some
thing above the previons best figures. A de
crease in the Northwestern earnings for the
month of December of over $200,000 seemed to
have no effect unon the improvement, and
other items of bearish information were equal
ly without influence. The coal stocks were
veryprominent, and Delaware and Hudson was
specially active and strong, followed by Lacka
wanna and Jersey Central. Pullman resumed
its upward course, and a net gain of more than
3 per cent orer the best price of last week was
scored. Gas Trust and Lake Erie and West
ern preferred, among the inactive shares, were
specially prominent for tho advances made,
but the others were quiet and strong through
out the day after the first break in Atchison.
First prices were only slightly changed from
', Saturday's close, except in Atchison and Bnr-
linn-ton anil vhlA thit tnnn nf tlia .--!- ne
strong at the opening, the attack upon Atchi
son checkcirae Improving tendency. Tho gen
eral list reached the best prices of the dav
toward delivery hour, after which realizations
caused a fractional setback and gave the mar
ket at tbe close a rather heavy appearance, the
uubiucaa uujng uciuj; univ moaerate. .Atcmson
shows a net decline of per cent, but Pull
man rose 5J, Delaware and Hudson 21, Chi
cago Gas Trust 1, Lake Erio and Western
preferred 1J and Jersey Central 1 per cent.
The railroad bond market was less active than
on any day since the activity began, sales
reaching only $1,377,000, of which $232,000 were
in the Reading general 4s. The tone of tho
trading was generally firm to strong, but there
were few marked improvements, and the weak
ness of Atchison was reflected in a decline in
the Gulf. Colorado and Sante Fe bonds, with
some talk of a receiver for the road. The
firsts lost 2 per cent, to 107, and the seconds,
after a drop of 5K per cent, to 70), recovered to
74. a net loss ot 1 per cent. There were no
other losses of moment. Burlington, Cedar
Rapids and Northern firsts rose 3. to 99.
The following table shows the pricei of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney it Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Am. Cotton Oil I7i
Atch., Top. & S. i... 43s
Canada Southern MJ4
Central of New Jersey. 93
C, l;ur. A Qulncy 100W
a. Mil. St. Paul... 64
C, Mil. A St. P.. pr.... 104
C, Ifockl. &P 97
C fat. L. & Pitts.. .
C, fat. L. & Pitts, pf.
C, St. 1., M. & O
C, St. P.,M. & O., pf. 9.1
(i & Northwestern. ...1C7H
C& Northwestern, pr. ....
O. O. C. &I 5SM
Col., Coal & Iron 31
Col. & Hocking Val .. Wi
Del., L. &.VT 1337a
Uel. Hudson 134H
Denver & KloU
Denver iltioU., pf.
E.T., Va. &Ua.....
E. T., Va. A Oa., 1st pf ....
Jllgh- Low Clos
est, est. in p.
4MJ 473 43
tSH 97 mi
103'ji 108,'J 10S
So'i f!4H S5U
1W1) 0U( 104K
9SM S7,i 98K
OIK 9214 92
108 J07K 107(
8K sax S'M
SI.'I 31M 31M
255 35,J S5M
141 139V 140
137Ji liii 13BH
.... .... 43V
22 22 S
115 115 115
e. i., va. a ua. za pr. ii
Lake Erie ft Western.. 16X 1GH
Lake JCrie & Wot pf.. 52 54
Lake Shore ft M. S 102! K2
Louisville ft Nashville. 57)4. SiX
Michigan Central S3M &5tf
Mobile ft Ohio
Mo., K. ft Texas
Missouri Pacific 72 T2V
iew York Central 10S5( 10S
t. Y.. L. E. ft W I8J4 Z8H
N. Y., L. E. ft W.pref 65 65X
N. Y., C. &St.L
N. Y., C.ftSt.1,. or.. 70 70
N.Y., C. 4 St. L.2dpf
N. YftN. E 41 45M
N. Y., O. ft W 15X 15J
Norfolk ft Western
Norfolk ft Western, pr 81 51
Northern Pacific prcf. 60 60S
Ohioft Mississippi..... 22! 22li
Oregon Improvement. 70! "0)
Oregon Transcon 30 30
PacificMall 36J4 38$
Peo. llec. ft Kvan
Phlladel. ft Heading.. 48! 43V
Pullman Palace Car.. .1873? 192M
Richmond ft W. P. T.. 24) 21
Richmond ft W.P.T.pf
St. Paul ft Duluth 39K 39)
St. Paul ft Dilutb pf.
fat. P., Minn, ft Man.. .100 1003
St.L. ft San Fran 24 2
St.-L. ft San Fran pr.. 61)4 X
St. L. ft San F. 1st pf. 113 113
Texas Pacific 211 21H
UnlonPaclflc 63 63
Wabash preferred 255 25
Western Union Wi S4
Wheeling ft h. E 61, 62
A CONTRADICTOR! MARKET.
Somo Stocks Weak and So mo Strong on the
Boston, January 21. In tho stock market
tho wc;k opened with continued severe liqui
dation in Atchison stock and several of the
same family ol bond'. West End and Pullman
were strong and active.
Atch. ft Ton. B. E.,
Old Colour. 171
Itutlandcomraon.. . 4
Kntland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central pt... 38
Calumet ft ilecla....2S4
Hell Telephone 20944
Boston Land TA
Water Power 8!
San Diego 24
Boston ft Maine 173
C. a. ftu I09
('inn. san. ft Clevc. 24
Eastern It. K 92(
Eastern K. It. 6s 124J4
Flint ft l'eroat 30
Flint ft PereM. nr.l. 9SH
Little R. ft Ft. S. 7s.1o.iW
Mcilcau Central.... 13JJ
M. C, IstMort. bds. 631
-N. X. ft .New En... 45k
N. Y.ftewEnc 7S.126
Closing quotations or Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania liallroad 54 54
Reading KMlroad 24! 24 5-16
Lehigh Valley 54 64
Lehigh Navigation 51 52
Allegheny Valley bonds 113
II. Co.'s New Jersey 22l4
Northern Pacific 25jJ
Northern Pacific preferred COM 60i
New Yohk, January 21. Mining stocks
closed: Amador, 175: Caledonia B. H., 2S0;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 875;
Halo and Norcross. 485: Homcstake, 1225; Iron
Kilver, 315; Ontario, 3300; Ophlr, 525; Plymouth,
837; Sierra Nevada, 300; Standard. 100; Silver
King, 100; Union Consolidated, 200; Yellow
The manipulator of the big Wood street
deal promises to turn on the light to-day.
The Wllkinsburg Natural Gas Company is
sinking another well. The old one is still
The Edgewood borough scheme is tied up in
the Supreme Court, where it may remain for a
year or two.
There was considerable demand yesterday
for La Noria. There is a large amount of ore
ready for crushing. There may be something
At the annual meeting of the Junction Rail
road Company the following directors were
elected: J. W. Chalfant, C. B. Herron, James
Callery, Jacob Painter, Jr., Reuben Miller,
William Metcalf, W. L. Vankirk, William
Vankirk. A. E. W. Painter, C. L. Fitzhugh,
Charles F. Mayer and William F. Frick. T.
M.King was chosen President. The report of
receipts and expenses for the year ending De
cember 31, 1SSS, was presented. It was as fol
lows: Receipts from freight, $195,235 72; from
passengers and miscellaneous. $0077 42, an in
crease of $19.26343 over loS7. Operating ex
penses, total, $43,675 60. as against $41,108 52 in
1877. Net earnings, $152,637 48, an increase of
$1L696 29 over 1857. Net surplus January L
1SS9, $46,409 59.
MY stock: markets.
Condition of tho Market nt the East Liberty
Office of Pittsbubo dispatch. 1
Monday, January 21, 1889. J
Cattle Receipts, 1,540 head; shipments,
2,299 head; market slow, 15 to 30c off from last
week; 60 cars of cattle shipped to New York
Hoos Receipts, 6,900 head: shipments, 6,700
head; market firm; Fhiladelphias, $5 155 25:
Yorkers and pigs. S5 S05 35: common to fair,
$5 205 SO; 18 cars of hogs shipped to New
Sheep Heceipts, 7,200 head: shipments, 6,000
head; market slow; 10 to 15c off from last week.
Receipts of cattle are about the same this
week as last, the total being 29 loads, 28 of which
were from Chicago. Tho grade is a slight im
provement over last week. There were some
four loads of poor, their stock weighing 900 to
1,100 pounds. About six loads were heavy
cattle, weighing 1,400 to 1,600 pounds. The bal
ance was good butcher stock, from 1.200 to 1,400.
Prices are off SOc to 40c per cwt. The highest
price was 85. Some were sold at S4 50 that
would have brought $5 a week ago. Veal calves
were scarae and firm at 6c to 7c.
Receipts of hogs were 600 head, about the
same as last week, and only one-half tbe lum
ber of two weeks ago. There were not as many
heavy weight hogs in this week's receipts as
lor seiral weeks past PricesVary little from
last week. The range was 85 to $5 50.
Receipts of sheep and lambs were 900 head,
which is 300 above last week. About 150 head
came from Ohio, from a new dealer. Grades
showed a slight Improvement over last week.
Prices ranged from 4c to 5c for sheep, 5c to 5c
for lambs. All live stock received at Kerr's
Island this week show ed an improvement in
qnality over receipts for some weeks past.
With the improvement in grade of cattle, and,
at tho same time, reduction in prices, the situa
tion ought to be satisfactory to butchers.
New Yokk Beeves Receipts yesterday and
to-day, 4,400 head, making 10,960 tor the week:
fresh arrivals included 94 cailoads for city
slaughterers direct 91 carloads tor a beef ex
porter and 67 carloads for the market; the
trading was fairly brisk and the market closed
moderatclv firm: common to extra nativo
steers sold at $3 605 00 per 100 pounds; bulls
and dry cows at 12 103 ou: exports, 4,200 quar
ters of beef and 135 beevev for the week, 543
beeves. Ill sheen and 7.180 Quarters of beef.
Sheep Receipts, 17,500 head, making 42,350 for
the week; market dull and easier for sheep:
weak and lower for lambs; sheep sold at $4 00
5 75 per 100 pounds, with a few tops
at $6 00; lambs at $5 057 25. Hogs
Receipts, 13.500 head, making 41,600 for
the week: a carload of good Kentucky pigs
and $5 205 60 are tho reported extremes.
Chicago Cattle Heceipts. 8,500 head: ship
ments, 3,500: market slow and steady: choice
beeves, $4 40 1 70: steers, $2 S54 10; stockers
and feeders, $2 603 60: cows, bulls and mixed,
$1 003 60: Texas cattle, $1 803 00. Hogs
Heceipts. 11.00 head; shipments, 4.5C0 head;
market opened higher, with advance lost;
mixed. $1 855 05; heavy. "$4 005 12K; light,
$4 8o5 10: skips, $3 405 05. Sheep Receipts,
8.000 head; shipments, 2.CO0 bead: market
weaker, 5 to 10 cents lower; natives. 82 75fi)5 30;
Western, corn fed, $4 404 65; Tcxans, 83 40
i 30; lambs. 84 806 50.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 2.000 head
through: 3,200 head sale; fairly actire. 1525c
lower than last Monday; prime steers, S3 85
4 25. Butchers' stock steady: mixed, $2 503 W.
Sheep and lambs Recc(pts.2,O0O head througb.
16,000 head sale; dull with lower tendency will
probably sell 25o lower than last Monday. Good
sheep, quotable at SI 2'4 75: good lambs
quotable at $5 506 00. Hogs Receipts, 4,500
head through; 21.000 head sale; fairly active
medium. 10c off; Yorkers, 510c off: mediums,
$5 055 10; Yorkers and pig, $5 S05 35.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 90U head; ship
ments, 700 bead; market strong; choice beavv
native steers, $4 104 70; fair to good do, $3 70
4 20: butchers' steers, medium to choice, $3 10
4 00; stockers and feeder", fair to good, $2 00
(S3 10: rangers, corn-fed. $3 004?3 70; grass-fed,
82 102 tKX Hogs Receipts, 2,700 head; ship
ments, 1.300 head; market easier; choice
heavy and butchers' selections, $5 005 10;
packing, medium to prime. $4 855 CO; light
grades, ordinary to best, S4 804 95. Sheep
Receipts, 200 head: shipment. 800 head; mar
ket strong: fair to choice, $3 004 SO.
Cincinnati Hogs in light demand and
easier; common and light, $4 255 05: packing
and butchers', $4 905 10; receipts, 3,760 bead;
shipments, 1,260 head.
Baltimoke Hogs Full supply and market
Blow; quotations, 86 757 00; receipts, 8,206
There Is an active demand at $1 03.
Wool Markets. x
St. Louis Wool quiet and steady at previ
Wild Wintery Weather -Gives New
Heart to Commission Men.
BETTER TONE TO PRODUCE TRADE.
Retail Dealers of Grain arid Hay Eeport
SECURING SIMON PORE PRODUCTS
Office of Pittsburgi dispatch, j
Monday, January 21, 1889. i.
Country Produce, Jobbing Prices.
It is too early in the week and weather Is
too rough to obtain anything tangible in pro
duce lines. The feeling with commission men
Is more hopeful since winter weather has put in
an appearance. Monday is with tradesmen as
with preachers, generally blue, but a continu
ance of the wild winter weather which has at
last come to time will no doubt improve trade,
and a better record than has been made for
some weeks past is confidently looked for in
produce lines for this week.
Beans Navy from store, prime hand picked,
$2 002 10 per bnshel; medium, $2 00; Ohio and
Pennsylvania do, prime and medium. $2 W4$
2 10; imported do, $1 902 00: Lima, 5c per ft;
marrowfat, $2 752 SO per bushel.
BCTTER Creamery, Elgin, 2830c; Ohio do,
2427c: fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country
rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 26
Beeswax 2325c per ft for choice; low
Cider Sand retlned, $6 507 50, common,
$3 504 00: crab cider, $8 008 50 f? barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c Tfi gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Kc;
New York, fall make, 12K13c; Limburger,
llk12Ke: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Ka
Dried Peas $1 45fi)l 50 1 bushel; split do,
23Kc w ft.
Kacs 1618c dnzen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, $1 00 to $1 50 ,3 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c , ft: cranoerries, $800
$ barrel: $2402 50 bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots. 3CSc 11 ft.
HOMINY-$3303 40 9 barrel.
Honey New Crop, lG17c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c J? bushel; $2 60
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 5570e 5p pair;
dressed chickens. 1315c 1 pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed fl pound; ducks, live, 805c g
fair; dressed, 1314c 9 pound; geese, 10
lc fl pound.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, $6 per
bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, $6 25;
clover, Alsike,$S 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thv, choice, 45 IS), $1 'JO: bine grass, extra clean.
11 fts, $1 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, $1 20;
orchard grass, 14 fts, $2 00; red top, 14 fts, $1 00;
millet, 50 fts, $1 25: German millet, 50 fts, $2 00:
Hungarian grass, 48 fts, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25cpcr ft.
SHELI.BABKS $1 501 75.
Tallow Country, 4J5c: city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, $3 003 SO ty
box: Messina oranges. $2 503 50 W box;
Florida oranges, $2 753 00 $1 box; Jamaica
oranges, fancy, $1 50o 00 fl barrel; Malaga
grapes. $5 507 00 fl keg: bananas, $2 60
firsts, Jl 502 00; good seconds 3 bunch; cocoa
nut?, $4 00 ty hundred; new fig 1214c fl pound
dates, 5K64c ?1 pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, $3 005 00 fl 100; onions, SOc fl bushel:
Spanish onions, 7590c fl crate; turnips, SO
glOc fl bushel.
Green Coffee - Fancy Rio. 20K21c;
qhoice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio,
lSlSJic; old Government Java, 26c; Mara
caibo, 2122Kc: Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18K
22c: Caracas coffee, 19S21c; peaberry, Rio. 20
21Kc; Laguayra, 2021c.
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,22c;
high grades, 242fiKc; old Government Java,
bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 2627c: Santos, 21K
22Jc: peaberry, 25Ke; choice Rio. 24c; prime
Rio, 21&c; good Rio. 21c: ordinary, 20c.
Spices (whole) Cloves. 212oc: allspice. 9c:
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, TVfc:
Ohio, 120, 8c; headlight. 150, 9c; water white.
10Kc: globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, HKc;
Syrups Com syrups, 2325c: choice sugar
syrup. C536c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, old. 48c; choice, 45c;
mixed. 4042c; new crop, 4350c
Soda Bi-carb in Kegs, 34cj bi-carb in Ks,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, oJi6c; salsoda
in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9Jc; stearine,
per set, 8jC; parafQne, HK12c.
Rice Head. Carolina, 77c: choice, 6
7c; prime, 6K66Kc: Louisiana, 66kc
Starch Pearl, 2Jc; cornstarcb,5Jj7c:glos3
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
$2 50: Muscatels. E2 25: California Muscatels.
$2 33: Valencia, new, C3j7c; Ondara Velencia.
7V7K; sultana, 1c; currents, new, 4
oc; Turkey prunes, new, 442c; French
prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft pack
ages, 8c; cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds,
Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c;
walnuts, nap., 12K15c: Sicily filberts. 12c;
Smyrna figs, 12Q!lGc; new dates. 56c; Brazil
nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft, 2122c;
lemon peel per ft, 1314c: Orange peel, 12c.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 8c: ap
ples, evaporated, 6JJ7c; apricots, California,
evaporated, 1518c:peaches,evaporated, pared,
2223c; peaches, California, evaporated, un
pared, 12X13Kc: cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evap
orated, 2424Xc; blackberries, 78c; huckle
SSfOARS Cubes, 7Jc powdered, TJc; granu
lated. 7Vic: confectioners' A. 7c: standard A.
7c; soft white3,66' r yellow.choice, (Q6c:-
yenow, gooa, o4su.-i.; yenow, iair, oyc; yel
low, dark. 5Jsc
Pickles Medium , bbls (1,200), $4 75; me
diums, half bbls (600), $2 85.
Salt No. 1 W bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, fl bbl, $1 05;
dairy, fl bbl. $1 20: coarse crystal, 33 bbl. $1 20;
Higgles Eureka, 4 bu sack, J2 80; Higgin's
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods standard Peaches. SI 50
1 60; 2ds, $1 301 35; extra peaches. $1 351 00;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, $1 301 50: Hfd.
Co. corn. 7090c: red cherries, 90c$l 00; lima
beans, $1 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do, 7o85c:
marrowfat peas, $1 10-5)1 15; soaked peas. 70(3
75c; pineapples. $1 401 50; Bahama do, 32 7o;
damson plums, U5c; green gaees, $1 25: egg
plums. $2 00; California pears, J2 50; do green
gages, $2 00; do egg plums. $2 00; extra white
cherries, $2 90: red cherries, 2 fts. 90c: raspber
ries, $1 1501 40; strawberries, $1 10; gooseber
ries SI 2001 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, 1
ft, Jl 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suceotash. 2-ft
cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, $1 251 50;
corn beef. 2-ft cans, $1 75; 14-ft cans, $13 50:
baked beans. $1 401 45; lobster, 1 ft. $1 75
1 80: mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50; sardines,
domestic, VA 54 24 50; sardines, domestic
Ms. $8 25S 50: sardines, imported. Ha, $11 50
12 50; sardines, imported, s, $18 00: sardines,
mustard. S4 00: sardine1", spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, "Sofi fl
bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
$36; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Wholo
Pollock, 4Kc p ft; do medium George's cod, 6c;
do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod. in blocks, 67Kc. Herring
Round, shore, $5 50 ?3 bbl; split. $7; lake. S3 25
fl 100-ft half bbl. White fish, $7 fl 100-ft half
bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 fl half bbl. Finnan
hadder". 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut, 13c fl ft.
Buckwheat Flour 2M24o per pound.
Oatmeal SO 30fl 60 P lib!.
Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained,
fl gallon. Lard oik 75c
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change wero 49 cars. Uy Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne
and Chicago, 7 cars of hay, 1 of feed, 5 of flour,
12 of barley, 3 of oats, 1 of bran, 2 of e. corn, 1
of middlings. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St Louis, i cars of corn, 1 of oats, 8 of bay, 2
of bran, 1 of middlings. 1 of floor. Sales on
call: One 1 car No. 1 timothy hay $15, 10 days;
1 car sample wbito oats 31c, 10 days, track.
Cereal markets are in general steady. While
buyers look for concessions, sellers are not dis
posed to concede. Retail dealers complain that
stulx coming to the front this season is below
the average in quality. One of the heaviest
retailers of the city reports that it has been
very difficult all the winter to procure a tirst
class article of corn and oats, and that f nil
prices are readily paid for such.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, $L05
1 C6; No. 3 red, 0095c.
Cobx No.2 vellow, ear, 39K40c; high mixed,
ear. 3Sy39c;Nn.l yellow, shelled, 3838e; high
mixed, shelled, 3637c; mixed, shelled, 353bc.
Oats No. 2 white, 32U33c; extra No. 3,
3031c; No. 3 white, 3031c; No. 2 mixed,
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 5055c;
No. I Western, 5053c.
Baeiey No. 1 Canada, 95!)8c; No. 2
Canada, 9095c: No. 3 Canada, &90c; No. 2
W.cstern, 83S5c; No. 3 Western, 6570c; Lake
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, S6 50
G 75; spring patents, SS 7587 00: fancy straight
winter and spring. $5 750 00; clear winter,
5 50R5 75; srflcht XXXX bakers', 5 255 50.
Rye flour. J3 75.
Cornmeal In paper. 6070e.
MILLFEED Middlings, fine white, $20 60
21 00 fl ton; brown middlings, 817 5018 00:
wlAter wheat bran. 315 S018 00; chop feed
15 0018 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice. $15 50SU6 00;
No. 1 do, J15 00Q15 25: No. 2 do, J12 00013 00;
loose from wagon, 23 002S 00; No. 1 upland
prairie. $9 5010 00; No. 2, $8 O0Q8 oOr packing
do. $5 756 00. ....,
Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 25.
As will be seen by our quotations, there la
another drop in bams, bacon and lard.
Large hams. 18 Its and upward. 10Hc; medium
hams, 14 to 18 fts. lie; small hams, 11 fts and
under, HKe; picnic or California hams, 8$c;
boneless (in skins), Ucx sugar-cured shoul
ders, syia bacon. 8c: dry salt, 9c; breakfast
bacon, 10c; roulette (boneless s. c. shoulders),
10Kc; regular smoked sides, 9c; hellies,
smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8ic;
bellies, dry salt sides, 8c; dried beef, sets 3
pieces, 10c; dried beef, fiats, 8c; dried beef,
rounds, lie: dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork,
mess, $16 50; pork, family, $17 00; pig pork, half
barrels, $9 00; long sausage. 5c. Lar"
Tierces. 325 fts, 7kc fl ft; half barrels, 120 fts,
TJJc fl ft; tubs, wooden. 60 fts. 7c fl ft; buck
ets, wooden, 20 fts, c fl ft: 3-ft tin pails, 60 fts,
8c W ft; 5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 8c V ft;10-fttm
Sails, 60 fts. 8c ft ft: 20-ft tin pails, 80 fts, 8c;
1-ft tin pails, 100 fts, 7c V
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasjes, 450 to 550 fif. 5
5Kc; 600 to 650 fts, 66Ke: 700 to 750 fts, 77c
Sheep, 7c fl ft. Lambs, 8c V ft.
New York Pig Iron quiet. Copper easier,
especially futures: lake, January. $17 25. Lead
weaker; domestic, $3 82. Tin dull and weaker;
straits, $21 55.
St. Louis Lead dull at $3 553 60.
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M INSURANCE OFFICE
Being passages' in the experience of Mr.
AUGUSTUS WILLIAM WEBBER, formerly
General Manager to the Universal Insurance)
Company, of London, by
J. Marsden Sutcliffe
With the Issue of SATURDAY. JANUARY
28 we shall commence publication of a re
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Romance of an Insurance Office," from tho
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'The Romance of an Insurance Office" wiU,
be of a sensing and sensational character,,
while in no wise overstepping the bounds ot
This forthcoming series of stories to which
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tlon will commence publication
ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26,
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pEFORE THE CURTAIN.
HPHE CROSS HALL TRAGEDY.
THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE?'
OF MR. CONSTAM.
AT CLUMP COT-
"IHE TVAY OF THE WORLD.
R. JAQUETS SECRET.
pAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP.
A N OLD MAN'S DARLING.
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Before the Curtain,
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The Cross Hall Tragedy,
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