Newspaper Page Text
The Hide and Leather Market Still
GALF SK1XS XETEE BEFORE AS LOW
Signs of Prosperitj at Braddock and an
Edgar Thomson Boom.
T1IEI WILL IXCEEASETHEIE CAPACITY
OFFICE OF THE PlTTSnUEO DISPATCH,
Tuesday. January 22, 18S9. J
The hide market does not at this date
furnish many crumbs of comfort to dealers.
The drift of prices has heen downward for
several months past. The opinion among
dealers a year ago was that hides and calf
skins were down to bed rock prices. But
prices are now more than 1 cent below those
whicljfrnled this time last year, and trade
gives as yet no signs of revival. A reduc
tion of urices was agreed npon by tanners
January 7, and at the reduction markets
have dragged, until another virtual decline
has occurred, though there is no nominal
change. The situation is in lavor of buy
ers. There is no better market in the coun
try than this. There are eight very large
tanneries in Allegheny which demand the
best in this line. One of these tanneries
works up a larger quantity of beef hides
than all the cattle killed in Allegheny
county. The situation of the hide market
here is a fair index to its condition the
Green calf skins were never as low as
they are now. Within a dozen years past
their price has been three times the present
figure. The following are prices paid to
butchers for hides, as agreed upon by the
Allegheny tanners at the beginning of the
i-ear, though there are rumors that these
prices may be slightly shaved. Markets are
slow enough to bring another drop soon un
less trade should experience a revival.
Green steer hides, trimmed, 75 lbs and up..7 c
Ureen steer hides, 60 to 75 lbs J c
Green steer hides, trimmed, under (fl lbs... 5 c
Green cow hides trimmed, all weiclits 5 c
Green bull hides, trimmed.all weights c
Green calf skins,9to 15 lbs 5$c
Green calf skias, under 9 lbs 40c apieeo
."o. 1 hog skins 25c apiece
Ko. 2 hog skins 15c apiece
Leathershares with hides in the fact that
markets are dull, with a downward tendency
all along the line. Since the 1st of January
harness leather has dropped lc per pound.
Harness leather tanners are carrying a
larger amount of stock than usual. The
capacity of the Allegheny tanners has been
cry largely increased the past year or two.
As trade has has moved slowly the past few
months stock has been accumulating. There
is little doubt, however, that when once the
spring business fairly opens the demands of
trade will call for all our product. Alle
gheny harness leather commands a premium
in the world's markets, and judging lrom
the experience of former years, all that can
be produced here is sure to go when once
the commercial tide begins to move. Fol
lowing are the latest prices as furnished by
James Callery & Co.:
We quote yon prices:
So. 1 extra trace selection, weights 20 to
27 pounds, at ? S3
Uo. B extra trace selection, weights 20 to
27 pounds, at......... 31
2o. 1 medium selection, weights 17 to 22
pounds, at 30
3S'o. B medium selection, weights 17 to 22
pounds, at 29
No. 2, all weights, at 26
Black line leather made from stags, heads
and bellies, split to an even sub
stance, at..... ....... ........... 28
Fine harness backs, at 0
Fine finished rem leather, russet and
stained, at (per dozen) Si 00
Fine finished bridle leather, russet and ,
A Braddock Boom.
An interview with one of BraddocVs
leading citizens develops some items of in
terest in industrial matters. The Edgar
Thomson works, with their seven furnaces,
are working to their full capacity, and turn
ing out 1,000 tons of steel rails every 24
hours. The average product of eacli ot
these seven furnaces is 225 tons daily. If ot
a little of this product goes to Homestead
and other places. Employment is given by
the Edgar Thomson to 2,200 men. Not
withstanding the various uses to which
natural gas is put, 85 carloads of coke are
eaten up daily in the furnaces. The de
mand for the product for the Braddock
works is sufficient to call for two more fur
naces, which will be built this season.
There are constantly employed from GO to
70 bricklayers to keep necessary repairs.
This number will be more than doubled
when the new stacks are in process of erec
tion. As many as 200 men have been under
the charge of Master Bricklayer Adden
brook in former seasons. The price of steel
rails shows an upward drift of late. Not
long since they were S2G per ton. They are
now reported firm at $27.
0PP0ETUX1TIES IN BEAZIL.
The Enfranchisement of tho Slaves lias
Created a Great Market.
from the orth British Mall.
There is a considerable demand at present in
Brazil for shoes, umbrellas, clothes, firearms
tind weapons. The importation of such articles
has received an impetus from enfranchisement
tit the slaves in the country, which, of course,
took place some time ago. In one item alone,
namely, that of firearms, nearly 86000 worth
bare been conveyed into Brazil for the benefit
of the enfranchised negroes. In all the pre
ceding branches of commerce. Great Britain
has at present a large share, but Belgium is a
serious competitor. At present Austria does
the chief trade with regard to cotton prints,
papers, plain and fancy, ladles' shoes, satins,
lient-wood furniture and some other articles.
To state In the abstract why this should be so
would not be an easy matter. A key to the
problem may perhaps beobtained from the fact
that the Viennese export firms, which have al
ways been well represented, have lately ex
tended their spheres of labor, and that their
travelers are making longer journeys and nego
tiating directlr with the importers themselves
personally. That our own traders are not
blind to the importance of the market, and that
the Austro-Hungarians are not altogether in
vincible there, is shown by the circumstance
that satin cloths, which for many years were
supplied almost exclusively by Austro-Hun-Canans,
are now suflerrng seriously from Brit
ish opposition in similar goods.
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Too rib avenue. Members New York block Ex
change. Hid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Itallroad 13 ....
Heading Kallrosd t St s-is
Duflalo, Pittsburg and Western lzi 155
Lehigh Valley Mi WJH
J.ehlgh navigation SIS ....
Philadelphia nnd Erie 31 ZHi
Allegheny Valley bonds 113 ....
Northern Pacific Vi 28
Northern Pacific preferred eosi COX
A Paper Mill Wanted In Java.
From tie Glasgow Mill. 3
It appears that in no part of Java not even
In Soerabaya is there any such thing in exist
ence as a paper mill. To any enterprising
Itnton who establishes such a manufactory
there the returns should be very satisfactory
indeed, as the importation of paper into the
island at present amounts to 350,000 sterling
Pnn.ATjEi.prnA Wool quiet; prices un
changed. New York Wool steady and qniet; domestic
fleece, 303Sc; pulled, 2Gvc; Texas, H26c
ST. Louis Wool weak with a downward
tendency, but prices unchanged. Receipts,
New York Copper quiet and steady; lake,
January, $17 25. Lead dull and easier: domestic,
$3 82. Tin in better demand, with an upward
tendency; straits, f21 55. .
The demand continue active at C 08 for
finished goods. v
MABKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Striken a Snag and Price Let Go
Corn and Oata Also Take a Tumble
Pork Steady and Lard Wenk.
Chicago The wheat market was dull and
void of any features. The feeling developed
was rather easy most of the session, but fluc
tuations were confined within the range of Ho
until late in the session, when prices declined
lc. The opening was H lower, recovered
this decline, again settled back i c, ruled weak
and closed lic lower than yesterday. Market
advices were generally unfavorable for hold
ers, European advices quoting a quiet and
weaker feeling, and domestic markets were
lower. The shipment of $500,000 in gold to Eu
rope and indications that this amonnt will be
increased before the close of the week had a
bad effect upon the market. Stocks of wheat
at Buda-Pesth were reported some 3,500,000
bushels larger than last reported. A cable
gram was receive'd to-day, making a correc
tion in the stocks at Odessa, claiming only 17,
000.000 bushels instead of 22,000,000, as yester
day reported. This would indicate an increase
over the report of January. On tho other hand,
the shipments from India show a falling off of
about 200,000 bushels the past week. The re
ceipts continue small.
Corn was quiet and easier with fluctuations
confined to narrow limits. The market opened
atabout jesterday's prices, fluctuated within
iiMc range and closed He lower than yester
In oats during the early part of the session
dullness prevailed and prices declined KKC
on May, which was the nrincipal future traded
in. Later trading increased and during the
last hour a fair business transpired at inside
Quite an active trade was reported in mess
pork, but prices ruled somewhat irregular.
Early sales were made at about yesterday's
closing figures, but the demand was sufficient
to advance prices somewhat irregularly 1K
20c Later there was a little more pressnre to
sell while the demand slackened and prices re
ceded 1215c Near the close, the feeling
was steadier and prices improved 25c and
Rather more was doing in lard and consider
able strencth was developed. Prices were ad
vanced 1012Jc, but the appreciation was not
Trading was fairly active for short ribs, and
the feeling was stronger. Prices were ad
vanced 5ffi7c, but settled back again and the
market closed rather quiet at about inside
The leading futures rancea as follows:
Wheat No. 2, January, 96i969595c:
May, SI 00KS1 0oiWX&&c; July, 91K92p
0? 9Htf91v c.
Cokk :?o. 2 January, S4343134c: March,
35K.J5i6.S5K635Kc; Way, 3Si3t3e
Oats No. 2 January. 2J2124X24Kc:
February, 2525H25gB5c; May, 27JsZ
iitss Pork, perbbl. Jnnnary, ?12 20; Febru
ary, S12 32MI2S512 2012 2u;May, $12 C0
612 7212 52)1- 52K.
ItARD per 101) fts.anuary. $8 92K; March,
SC 937 O0Q6 956 95; May, S7 027 12H
7 02$7 05.
feHORT RIBS, per 100 &. January. $6 5fl
6 506 S7K0 40; March. S6 506 57KS0 47
6 47; May, S6 60g6 G586 57S 57.
Cash quotations were as rollows: Klonr,
steadv and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat.
91?i95c; No. 3 spring wheat, 80S7c; No. 2
red, 94&95c No. 2 corn. 31c. No. 2 oats.
21c. No. 2 rye,4Sc. No. 2 barley nominal. No.l
flaxseed, $1 Ki Prime timothy seed. SI 571 5S.
Mess pork, per barrel, $12 25. Lard, per 100 lbs.
SG 95. Short ribs sides (loose), SO 40. Dry
salted shoulders (boxed). 6 00G 12. Short
clear sides (boxed), 56 75G 87. bugars
Cutloaf, TKgSKc; granulated. Tjjc; standard
"A." 7c. Receipts Flour, 10,000 barrels; wheat,
23.000 bushels: corn. 107,000 bushels: oats. 79,000
bushels: rye, 3,000 bushels: barley, 81,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour, 12,000barrels; wheat. 32.
000 bushels: com. 72,000 bushels: oats. 82.000
bushels; rye. 4,000 bushels; barley, 31,000 bush
els. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was drill: tancy creamery, 2425c;
choice to Hne.l820c; fine dairies, 1820c Eggs
steady at 1516a
New York Flour quiet Wheat Spot
nominally lower; options active and heavy.
Rye and barley quiet. Corn Spot fairly active
and lower; options heavy and lower. Oats
Spot a trifle lower; options more active and
heavy. Hav qniet and easy. Hops firm and
quiet. Coffee Options opened barely steady
and 2030 points down; closed steady at 2530
points below yesterday: sales, 38,000 bags, in
cluding January. 15.5o15.70c; February 15.50
T15.55c: March, April and May. 15.4015.50c;
June, 15.5015.55c; Julv. 15.5015.60c; August.
15.60c: September, 15.6515.75o; October, 15.70
61580c; December, 15.751580c: spot Rio
firm and quiet fair cargoes, 17c. Sugar
raw nominal; refined easy and quiet. Molasses
Foreign, strong at 20c; New Orleans quiet.
Rye firm and quiet. Cottonseed oil quiet. Tal
low weak; city, SJc. Rosin quiet. Turpentine
nominal at 45455ic. Eggs firmer and quiet;
Western, 17c; recelpti, 5.127 packages. Pork
quiet; old mess, S13 5013 75; new moss, $13 75
$14 00. Cutmeats firm; sales of pickled bellies.
10 and 12 pounds, average 78c; pickled
shoulders, 6c: middles quiet; short clear $7 10.
Lard higher; market closed barely steady but
quiet; Western steamer, $7 45, closing 7 40;
citv. $6 40: January. $7 37. nominal; February,
$7 37 asked: March, $7 S67 37; April, S7 42,
closing S7S9; May. S7 8y7 42. closing $7 40
asked; June, $7 40g7 45. closing S7 42 asked;
July. S7 44; August, S7 45 asked; September,
$7 45 asked. Butter firmer; fancy sells well;
Western dairy, 1318c; creamery. 16lSc: El
gin's, 27fi28c Cheese firm and in moderate
demand; Western 10Qllc
St. LOUIS Hour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat Foreign and outside advices cut prices
some, and the market closed fully lc below
yesterday. Corn dull and a fraction lower.
Oats firm, but slow. Rye dull. Flaxseed nom
inally higher at SI 52. Bagging quiet at i
10c. Cotton ties. $1 10. Provisions very quiet.
Pork Small lots. S12 75. Lard nominally $6 C5.
Drv salt meats Loose shoulders in small lot,
$5 75; longs and nb6, $6 00: short clear. S6 80.
Bacon Shoulders. $8 50; longs, S7 557 60; ribs
$7 707 75: short clear, S7 67 Hams, 110 25
v PiirLADELPmA Flour weat. Wheat dull,
but prices of spot and near futures of No. 2
red ruled steady; late months, 9c lower.
Com quiet but steady for No. 2 mixed spot and
January; later months a shade easier. Oats
Spot quiet; futures dull and weak. Provisions
move slowly and prices favor buyers. Lard
Pure refined, 9c. Butter steadier.
Cincinnati Flour Market heavy. Wheat
dull; No. 2 red, $1 00; receipts, 3.000 bushels;
shipments, 600 bushels. Corn steady; No. 2
mixed, 35c Oats firm; No. 2 mixed, 28c Ryo
easier; No. 2. 51c Pork dull and nominal at
$13 00. Lard quiet at $6 807 00. Bulk meats
and bacon quiet. Butter quiet. Sugar quiet
and steady. Cheese firm.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat weaker:
cash. 89c; May, 95c Cora steady; No.
8, 31c Oats quiet; No. 2 white, 28c Rye
a shade lower: No. 1, 48c Barley lower;
No. 2. 63c Provisions firmer. Pork, S12 35.
Lard. S6 97& Cheese dull; Cheddars, 1010c
Baltimore Provisions dull and quiet.
Mess pork, S15 00. Butter steady; western
packed, lB18c; creamery, 1627c Egg9
steady at 1516c
Toledo Cloverseed steady; cash and Janu
ary, $5 30.
A LAXDJIAKK DOOMED.
Lafayette Hall Chaoses Hands and to be
The mystery surrounding the much talked of
Wood street real estate deal was cleared up
yesterday. The property in question is Lafay
ette Hall. It was bought by the Tradesman's
National Bank, through W. L. "Vankirk, for
$100,000. The owners were Miller t McBride.
The negotiations had been pending for several
months, and were only closed up yesterday
morning. The sale is bona fide. The property
is considered a bargain at the price
What will finally be the fate of the historic
building is u ot definitely known. It will be al
lowed to stand for a year or two at least, Ex
isting leases will be renewed for another year,
and perhaps longer. The building will then be
torn down and a business block erected upon
the Bite that will be second to none in the city
in appearance and convenience. It can be
added that no part of it will be used for hotel
Lafayette Hall is lndlssolubly associated 'in
history with the Republican party, which was
formally organized there in 1856, at a conven
tion which was attended by Horace Qreeley,
Salmon P. Chase, Joshna R. Giddings, Henry
O. Lane and others of national fame. After
effecting an organization the convention ad
journed to Philadelphia, where John C. Fre
mont was nominated for President During
the war it was used for patriotic meetings. The
famous (unitary Commission was organized
there. It has been the scene of many indigna
tion meetings called to protest against alleged
municipal wrongs. There, too, on many oc
casions, the good people of the city have
gathered in response to the crv of the orphan,
the fairs for whose benefit being among the
leading society events of the day.
The old hall is a landmark, and Its displace
ment by a modern structure will be the cause
of general regret Business is a ruthless van
dal: it lavs its unfeelinghand upon holy places
and they disappear. But though the ancient
ed See, around which cluster almost sacred
associations, be doomed to extinction, it will
long live in memory and In history.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, She clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
A SHORT LOOK AHEAD
Information About Rents for the
Army of Prospective Flitters.
THEY WILL GO UP IN SOME CASES.
nistoricLafayettellall Sold and to Is Given
Over to the Yandals.
FAILURE TO BREAK TEE OIL BOOM
It is somewhat early to discuss the ques
tion whether rents will be higher or lower
next spring, but as the subject closely con
cerns a large majority of the people of Pitts
burg and vicinity a brief forecast of the
probabilities may prove interesting at this
time. Rents, like every other merchantable
commodity, are regulated by the law of sup
ply and demand. Pittsburg is somewhat
peculiar in this respect The demand for
houses, especially those adapted to the ne
cessities of the laboring classes, Is always
greater than tho supply. Hence landlords
have the advantage. They can exclaim with
the Chinaman: "No likee, no takee." The
Dispatch representative interviewed several
real estate agents on this subject yesterday
with a view to getting at the facts as nearly as
possible. One of the oldest in flie city said:
"The demand for small dwellings in desirable
locations is almost unexampled In my experi
ence in tho business. Everybody seems to be
looking for small houses. This demand will
necessarily result In an advance of rents for
that description of property. On tho other
hand houses in less favored localities, or situ
ated at inconvenient distances from steam or
street cars, seem to be in less reqnest than
usual, but, of course, they will come into re
quest later in the season, after everything else
has been taken up. Rents for dwellings with
these advantages will be about the same as last
year, or if any advance bo asked it will be very
Another dealcrcorroborated these views, and
added: "Taking everything into consideration,
rents in Pittsburg are not exorbitant Indeed,
considering the demand is away above the
supply, they may be said to be quite reasonable.
Landlords could ask more If they wanted to.
and renters could not help themselves. They
would have to pay the price or live in tents
like the Arabs. The trouble about tho supply
is, however, being gradually overcome Hun
dreds of men of small means have built, are
building, or will build, houses of their own in
the suburbs. This has already lessened com
petition for small houses to some extent, and
will lessen it still more. Pittsburg is in a fair
way to become a city of homes."
"Just now," said another agent "wo are
rushed with a demand for business houses. A
largo number of new enterprises will start up
next spring, and tho projectors of them are
looking around lor locations. Some of these
enterprises will be on a big scale, and involve
large sums of money. To accommodate them
all will reqnlre the erection of a number of
business structures, several of which have been
projected; others will be arranged later on.
Business this season seems to have a greater
tendency than usual to spread out Formerly
everybody wanted to crowd Into the lower part
of the city, from Smithflel d street down. Now
the demand for business locations extends to
the district above Smltbfield, out Fifth and
Penn avonues. This diffusion of business is a
great convenience to the citizens, and a benefit
to the city. It also tends to equalize the valne
of property and to keep rents withm moderate
Drawing a reasonable deduction from the
opinions expressed in the foregoing, it may be
stated somewhat positively that rents for de
sirable houses especially those of from four
to six Tooms will be somewhat higher, owing
to their scarcity, whilo for larger dwellings and
for those less advantageously located, there
will be no material change That there will be
an unusual amount of flitting, both of business
concerns and families, next April, seems to be
THE PLATTER LICKED CLEAK M
A Buying Boom In Electric, With More
Wanted Thnn Offered.
The feature'of the local stock market yester
day morning was the demand for Electric
Every share offered was sold. In most cases at
an advance over previous quotations. Gas was
firm, but very little of it was offered. "The
specialties are on the jump," said a broker yes
terday, evening, "and I look for steeper figures
right along. I can see no possible chance for a
reaction. So long as buyers outnumber sellers
and that has been the case forsome time, and
bids fair to continue lower values are impos
sible Besides, I think at present figures they
are a good investment" The annexed bids
and offers show the drift of the day's business:
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
36! ? ....
56i 57 .... 67
at 3)1 a 29i
Vi 4 3M
78 '79K "75 "ra
50 .... 50
Citizens' at. Bank...
Iron & Glass Uol. bay.
Mer. & Man. 'at Bnk.
Fourth J at. Bank...,.
Iron City 2 ational
Allegheny Ua Co., Ill
Chartlers Valley Gas..
Manufacturers' Gas Co
2at. Gas Co., W. Va..
Philadelphia Gas Co...
Wheeling Gas Co
Washington Oil Co....
l'enn'a. Gas Do
West'honse Elec L't .
Union Switch A Signal
The morning sales included 150 shares La
Noria at l?g, SO Chartiers Gas at 66, 15 Colum
bia Oil at 3ji, 10 Wheeling Gas at 2 10 Phila
delphia Gas at S9K, 132 Westinghouse Electric
atS6K, 37, 3 37 and BS, and 60 at 3 s. o. 6
Tho afternoon sales were 75 shares La Noria
at 1. Henry M. Long sold 60 Electric at 37
and oO at 37. The morning boom fell rather
flat at the last call, though there was no weak
ening in prices.
The total sales of stocks In New York yester
day were 19,501 shares, including: Atchison, 43,
640: Delaware. Lackawanna andwestern. 14,300;
Delaware and Hudson, 1255; Erie, 5,260; Lake
Shore, 11,256; Missouri Pacific 9,316; North
western, 7.997; Reading, 23,900; St Paul, 12,175:
Texas Pacific 8,630; Union Pacific, 4,919; West
ern Union, 9,090.
WILL REDUCE THE SURPLUS.
Financiers LookiUs Forward to a Big; De
mand for Money.
Unless all signs fail, there will be a big de
mand for money in a few weeks, when the
spring trade opens. Many new business enter
prises will then be set in motion, and bnilding
operations will be on a larger scale than for
several years. This is the opinion of bankers
who have carefully looked over the situation.
Checking and depositing were on a moderate
scale yesterday. Kates for borrowing were
steady at C7 per cent There was no special
demand for exchange, currency being in good
supply. Clearing house totals were: Ex
changes, eL957,76G 92; balances. $511,222 37.
Money ou call In New York yesterday was
easy at Kto 2 per cent, last loan closed,
offered 2M. Prime mercantile paper, 45?ie
Sterling exchange quiet but firm at 51 86 for
60-day bills and 84 SSJf for demand.
Bonds closed in New York yesterday: V. S.
4s, registered, 12 U. S. 4s, coupon, 12754?
U. S. 4Ks. registered, 109; U. a 4Ks, coupon,
109; Pacific 6s of '95,119.
New York Bank clearings to-day, il42,697,
920: balances. J6.S61.105.
BOSTON-Bank clearings, J17,002,406; bal
ances, $2,027,123. Money 2 per cent
Pnn.xrjEi.pniA Clearings, $11,667,019; bal
BAlnsfoBE Clearings, $1,914,132; balances,
Chicago Money on call at 56per cent;
time loans 67. Bank clearings, 3,863,000.
St. Louis Clearings, $3,275,592; balances,
THE BULLS HOLD THE F0ET.
FeraUtent Hammeringr Fnlla to Break the
Oil Market Producers' Meetlns;.
The bulls held np the oil market yesterday
in spite of persistent hammering. There wal
some realizing in New York and here on lots
scooped In at 85 and under, but it failed to kill
the boom: only switched It as it were. The
principal sellers here were McKee and SpronL
The feeling was a little shaky in the afternoon
owing to the uncertainty connected with the
producers' meeting in New York. "What will
they do with their stuffr" was the question
uppermost in the minds of the bulls. Should
tbey conclude to dump it away will go the
boom, was the general conclusion reached. To
day will probably settle the question.
The opening figures were 66, highest 87,
lowest 86, close 86 above the opening
price. The. following was received by one of
the .(boys from Einlenton: Gates No. 1 on Os
man farm, one mile from here, reached the
sand yesterday, filled up 600 first bit and is now
flowing good for 100. Monday's clearings were
A. B. McGrew quotes: Puts, 85o to S5JgC;
Tne following tame, corrected Dy De Witt Dll
worth, broker in petroleam, etc, corner Firth
avenue and Wood street, Flttsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc. :
Bid. I Ask,
11:45 P. X....
1:00 p. x...
1:15 F. x....
1:30 F. x....
1:45 P. X....
1:00 F. x....
1:15 p. x..
2:45 P. X....
Opened. 86Mc; hlgheot, 870! lowest, 88ict
Dslly rnni 5S.B.1
Average runs 41.i?9
Daily snipments 100.231
ATerage shipments 69-
Dallr charters - IHJ
Average charters.. 41,xi'
New York closed at 86KC
Oil City closea at 86 Kc.
Bradrora closed at 88!4c
Mew YorK. refined. Te.
London, refined. 6 1J-16J.
Antwerp, rellned. 18XX
Tatxohstown, January 22. John McMan
nis No. 4 is two bits in tho sand and showing
up for a 75-birrel well. James McMan No 2
is one bit in sand, and estimated good for 60
barrels. John McMannls No. 8 will reach sand
next week. Woodburn 4 Is down 200 feet.
John Hndgens No. 2, Isaac Hod gens No. 3 and
James Hodgens, Sr 6 and 7 will start up this
week. The impassable roads have been keep
ing some of the wells back, but considerable
work is going on at present regardless of the
Other OU MnrUcts.
Tm7SVTLi.E, January 22: Opened, 86c;
highest 87c: lowest, 86c; closed, 86e
On. Crrr. January 22. Opened, 6c: high
est 87c; lowest 86Jc; closed, 86c
Bradford, January 22. Opened, 86c; high
est 87c: lowest, 86c: closed, S6Kc.
New York, January 21 Petroleum opened
strong at 86c, hut after advancing to 87c be
came heavy and the price sagged off to 86c
A reaction then occurred, on which the market
closed firm at 86c Sales, 1,362,000 barrels.
THE IKQUIRY KEEPS UP.
Cessation In the Demand for Heal
Esinte and Smnll Houses.
Real estate men had a hard time of it yester
day answering questions propounded by pros
pective buyers and by those desiring to rent
property. A kirge number of women were
among the .callers. Tho demand for small
houses was very great Indicating tL t there
will oe a great deal of flitting next spring
among those who desire to economize in the
matter of rents.
Black & Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
for D. E. Jackman to T. H. Adams a fine two
story brick dwelling, with all conveniences,
being No. 112 Fayette street, Allegheny City,
with lot 20x124 feet, extending back to Hamlin
street for $7,275.
D. P. Thomas & Co., 403 Grant street, Bold for
the Peoples' Savings Bank to John E. Will
iams, a tract of land, lying between Center and
Wylie avenues. Thirteenth ward, for $13,000.
W. A. H err on & Sons sold lot 50x122, on Re
becca fitreet, Wilkinsburg, near station, for
Swing fc Byers sold for tho Moore heirs to
Henry Hahn, a two-story frame bouso of four
rooms and ball, with lot 75x150, comer Chest
nut street and First avenue, Coraopolls, Pitts
burg and Lake Erie Railroad, for $1,450 cash.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 89 Fourth avenue,
sold to Miss Emma Groff for $1,000 a lot 30x122
feet on the east side of St Clair street, in the
McFarland plan of lots. Nineteenth ward.
They also sold a modern two-story and mansard
brick dwelling of ten rooms. No. 101 Beech
street Allegheny, with lot 25x100 feet for
$10,000. The purchaser is an iron manufacturer
John F. Baxter sold to Lewis Crist lot No. 3,
Bank of Commerce addition. Brushton station,
frontage of 40 feet on Frankstown avenue by
140 to a 24-foot alley, for S650 cash.
WALL STEEET BBOPS.
The Benra Appear nnd Prices Retire Atch
ison Loses Ground Nearly Every
thins Lower Bonds Active
I Green Bny Geu a
New York, January 22. There was less
business done in the stock market to-day, but
outside of the animation in Atchison and tho
strength in the investment of stocks, there was
very little feature of any kind, and after a gen.
eral rise of fractional amounts in the forenoon
prices generally retired to below those of last
evening. The dealings still retained their pro
fessional character, but there was a quiet buy
ing by commission bouses, especially among
the better class of stocks.
There were largo purchases of Atchison by
brokers who, it was supposed, were acting for
foreign parties, and reports from Boston that
large amounts of the stock were wanted around
60 stimulated buying and the stock moved up
over 2 per cent from last night's figure. The
Pullman Palace Car Company and Delaware
and Hudson resumed their upward march, and
both reached still higher figures than before
attained, and some of the lower dividend buy
ers felt the stimulus of the movement Later
in the day, however, the idea that purchases of
Atchison were for the account of the gold
bears caused a revulsion of feeling, and most of
the morning's advance was lost in Atchison,
while the other stocks retired to below the
The market drifted into dullness, and moved
up and down within narrow limits during the
remainder of the day, although the tendency
was generally downward after noon, and. In the
last hour, the heavy tone became more pro
nounced, and Atchison and Lackawanna moved
off rapidly. The close was quiet and heavy,
generally at small fractions below last evening s
prices. Atchison closed at a net gain of
per cent but all the other changes were for
fractional amounts only, and almost invariably
in the direction of lower figures.
The bond list was more active, the sales
reaching $1,722,000, of which the only active
issue was Reading 4s, $133,000. There was little
character to the trading, however, and the
finishings are Irregular and generally for frac
tional amounts. Several marked declines were
scored, the most important being a drop of 6 In
the Green Bay flrctB.
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dailj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney fc Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low- Clos
ing, est. est lug.
Am. Cotton OH h
Atch.. Ton. & S. F.... 49
Canada Southern SIK
Central of ew Jersey. 93)j
Central Factflc 36
0., Bur. & Quincy I09f
C, Mil. & St. faul... 65
C.! Mil. St. P.. pf....l04
C, Kock.1. &P 93X
a, SUL.& Pitts
C, St 1j. & Pitts, pf.
U.St. P., At &0 32H
C, St. 1,M. 0 pr. S3
C. & Northwestern... .107$
C.A .Northwestern, pf. ..j.
C. U.C. &I. 53
Col., Coal &. Iron 2131
Col. A Hocking Val .. 26
fcel., L. &W n
Del. A Hndson 136
Denver AKloO., pf.
E.T., Va. &Ua 8
E. T.,Va. AGa., lstpf 65
K.T.. Va. AGa. 2dpf. ....
Illinois Central. .......114
Lake Krlc ,t Western
Lake Erie A West. pr,. 63
Lake Shore A St S lecjj
Louisville A Nashville 57t
Michigan Central 83U
Mobile A Ohio
Mo.. K. & Texas 13M
Mlssonrl Pacific K4
ew York CentraL....10ft
N. V.. L. E. A V ISM
It. Y L. E. A W.pref 65U
N. Y.. C. A St. L.:.
Ji, Y C A8t. L. pf..
N.Y.. C. ftStL.ZdDf ....
N.I'JtN. E 4J
N. Y., O. & W 15)4
Norfolk Jt Western
Norfolk & Western, nf BJii
Northern Faclfle pref. 60X
ObioA Mississippi..... KH
Oregon Transcon 30g
Pacific Hall te2
Fhlladel. & Reading.. 4S)
1'oUman Palace Car... 191
Richmond & VV. P. T.. UU
itichmond W.P.T.pr JS
St, Pal4Unlllth....,.. ....
bt Paul & Dulnth pf.. ...
St P., Minn. 4 Man.. .100!
Ht.L. ASan Fran UU
St li. & San Fran pf.. 62!
bt. 1,. & Ban F. 1st pf. ....
Texas Pacific ZGTg
Union Pacific C3V
Wabash preferred "
Western Union,,,.,,,. 84
Wheeling & U ...". 611,
New York, January 21 Mining quotations
closed: Amador, 160; Caledonia B. H., 280; Con
solidated California and Virginia. 802; Com
monwealth, 512; Deadwood T 160; Homestake,
1250; Iron Silver, S15; Mutual, 145; Navajo. 150;
Ontario, 3300; Plymouth. 825: BaTage. 800;
Standard. 100; Silver King, receipts, lift Union
Consolidated, 8S0, r ' '
Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 86W Saa
10:UA. X.... WH 86V
10:3O A. M.... 86H 88
10:A. M.... SDH 8S
lliOOA. M.... 86H M.H
11:15A. M.... MX 86K
11:30A. M.... 86 H 88H
ll:45A. X.... K'i tK
12:00 X S6H snv
12:25F. M.... 86K 8S
12:30 P. M.... 863) S6Ji
Cold Weather Checks Downward
Drift of Kggs and Butter.
SIGNS OP EASE IN GROCERY LINES.
Attempt to Boost Flour by Restricting
GOOD STUFF IN CEREALS STEADY
office of FrrrsBTTBa Dispatch, ?
Tuesday, January 22, 18S9. $
Country Produce, Jobbing Prices.
Produce commission merchants report trade
as ntterly featureless. The late snow storm
was viewed as a godsend, but while the fcelinc
is more hopeful than a week ago, it cannot be
said with truth that trade has improved. The
cold weather has served to check the down
ward drift of eggs and butter, but has not sent
either on the upward way. A year ago at this
time the ruling price of eggs was 23c Now the
cash customer would not be refused on an offer
of 17c. Ohio creamery butter at this time last
year sold at 83c The price of tho same brand
now is 26c.
Be ans Navy from store, prime handplcked,
22 002 10 per bushel; medium, $2 00; Ohio and
Pennsylvania do, prime and medium, 2 00
2 10; imported do, SI 902 00: Lima, 5c per lb;
marrowfai, 82 752 80 per bushel.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2830c: Ohio do,
2326c; fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country
rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 2d
Beeswax 2325c per a for Choice; low
Cider Sand refined, S6 507 E0, common,
$3 504 00: crab cider, $3 00S 0 $) barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c $1 gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
new iorK, iaii mase, litiiau; jjimuurger,
UK12c: domestic Sneitzer cheese, 1313Kc
Dried Peas $1 451 60 f) bushel; split do,
23i3Kc f 1!.
Eqqs 1G18c fl dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, SI 00 to 81 50 f? barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25o fl fi; cranberries, S3 00
$ barrel: 82 4002 50 $1 bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots. S035c ?1 B.
Hominy $3303 40 1 barrel.
Honey New Crop, 1017c; buckwheat 13
Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c M bushel; $2 50
62 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 5570o $ pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c f pound: turkevs, 13
15c dressed $) pound; ducks, live, 805c 9)
fair; dressed, 1314c $1 pound; geese, 10
lc $ pound.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 lbs to bushel, 80 per
bushel; clover, large English, 62 fits, 6 25;
clover, A13ike,S8 50; clover, white, 89 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 Sis, 81 SO: blue grass, extra clean,
14 lbs, 81 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 lbs, 81 20;
orchard grass. 14 Bs, 82 00; red top, 14 fis, 81 00;
millet, 50 fi3, $1 25; German millet 60 Ks, 82 00:
Hungarian grass, 43 Ss, 82 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft.
SnELLTJARKS 81 501 75.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, 83 003 50 ??
box; Messina oranges, 82 603 50 j) box;
Florida oranges. 82 753 00 H box: Jamaica
oranges, fancy, 84 505 00 ty barrel; Malaga
grapes, 85 507 00 fl keg: bananas, 82 60
firsts, 81 502 (10; good seconds ft bunch; cocoa
nuts, 84 00 R hundred; new figs, 1214c $ pound;
dates, 5tc r pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050e doz. bunches;
cabbages, 83 005 00 W 100; onions, 60c p bushel:
Spanish onions, 7590c fl crate; turnips, 30
40c f) bushel.
'With the exception of coffee the.tendency of
general groceries is toward ease. But prices
stand unchanged. Green coffeo was advanced
25 points In New York yesterday, and holders
are very firm In their Ideas. A continuance of
this firmness will bring another advance on
package coffee before the week is out o
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021c;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio,
18lSJc; old Government Java, 26c; Mara
caibo, 21K22Kc: Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18
22c: Caracas coffee, 19K21c; peaberry, Rio, 20
21Xc; Laguayra, 20X21J4c
ROASTED(in papers) Standard brands,22)e;
high grades, 242fic; old Government Java,
bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 2627c: Santos, 21
22c: peaberry, 25Kc; choice Rio. 24c; prime
Rio. 21Kc; good Rio, 21c: ordinary, 20c.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 212oc; allspice, He;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, f080c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) Hottest Vc:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight 160, 9c; water white.
lOJc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; camadine, HKo;
ro valine, 14c
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c: choice -sugar
syrup, 3536c; 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, 3K4c; bi-carb in Ks,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, o26c; salsoda
in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight 93ic; stearine,
per set, 8Kc; parafflne, UK12c.
Rice Head. Carolina, 7c; choice, 6
7c; prime. 6Ji6c; Louisiana, 6J6Mc
Starch Pearl, 2c; corns tarch,5k7c: gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 Go: Lon
dbn layers, 83 10; California London layers
c w, iuusmicu, c i v.aiuurma .oiuscaieis,
82 35: Valencia, new, 6Jj7c; Ondara Velencia.
7V7Mc; sultana, 7j$c; currents, new, 4Jf
jc; Turkey prunes, new, 44c; French
prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes. In 2-ft pack
ages, 8c: cocoanuts, per 100, 86 00; almonds,
Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c;
walnuts, nap., 12K15c: Sicily filberts. 12c;
Smyrna figs, 12KCI16c; new dates, 56c; Brazil
nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron, per ft, 2122c;
lemon peel per ft, 1314c; Orange peel, lSKc.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 8c; ap-
jiiea, evuiiurawu, o4(Spc;apricoiH, lauiornla,
evaporated, 1518c;peaches,evaporated, pared,
2223c: peaches, California, evaporated, nn
pared, 12K13Kc: cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evap
orated, 2424ci blackberries, 78c; huckle
StfOARS Cubes, 7e powdered, 7Jc; granu
lated, 7Jc; confectioners' A, 7c; standard A,
7c;softwhites,6K6&' i-jellow,choice, 66Kc;
yellow, good. bJ40,t; yellow, fair, 6Jc; yel
low, dark. 634c
Pickles-Medium , bols (1,200), Si 75; me
diums, half bbls (600), 82 85.
Salt No. 1 fl bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, f) bbl, 81 05;
dairy, f) bbl. 8120: coarse crystal, fl bbl, 81 20;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sack, 82 80; Higgiu's
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods standard Peaches. $1 50
1 60; 2ds 81 301 35; extra peaches, $1 351 00;
pie peaches. 00c; finest corn, 81 301 60: Hfd.
Co. corn. 7090c; red cherries, 90cSl 00: lima
beans, 81 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do7585c:
marrowfat peas, 81 10Q1 15; soaked peas. 70
75c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do, 82 75;
damson plums, 95c; green gaces, $1 25: egg
plums, 82 00; California pears. 82 60; do green
gages, $2 00; do egg plums. $2 00; extra white
cherries, 82 90; red cherries, 2 ftt, 90c: raspber
ries, $1 151 40; strawberries, 81 10; gooseber
ries. $1 201 SO; tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, 1
ft, 81 752 1,0; blackberries, 80c; succotash, 2-ft
cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, 81 251 60;
corn beef, 2-ft -oan', 81 75: 14-ft can', 813 50:
baked beans, 81 4001 45; lobster, 1 ft, 81 75
1 80: mackerel, 1-B cans, broiled, 81 50: sardines,
domestic, Js, 84 254 50; sardines, domestic
U 88 258 50; sardines, imported. Vs, $11 509
12 50; sardines, imported, s, 818 00: sardines,
mustard. 81 00; sardines, spiced, 84 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. 836 fl
bbl; extra No, 1 do, messed, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, mossed
830; No, 2 shore mackerel, 824. Codfish Wiole
Pollock, 4Mc ft ft; do medium George's Cod 6c
do large, ic; boneleS3 hake, in stTips 6c' do'
George's cod. in blocks, 6K7Vc Herri'mr
Round shore. $0 50 $ bbl; split. 87: lake 1S2S
ft 100-fi half bbL White flsfi, $7 fl 100- half
bbl. Lake trout $5 50 ft half obi. Finnan
hadders 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c f) ft
Buckwheat Floub-2M2Vo per pound.
Oatmeal-86 SOga 60 f) bbl. Puuuu-
Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, 69fi62c
f) gallon. Lard oil, 75c, "
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change were 27 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne
and Chicago, 3 cars of hay, 3 of oats, 2 of flour,
2 of middlings. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St Louis, 6 cars of bay, 1 of s. corn, 1 of barley,
1 of w, oats. By Baltimore and Ohio, 3 cars of
hay, of oats. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 2
cars of corn, 1 of straw. Sales on call: Two
cars packing hay, 85, 6 days, regular: 1 car No.
9 y. e. com, 39c, 10 days; 1 car No. 1 timothy
hay, 815, February delivery. Good stuff in
cereal lines is steady at quotations, but poor
grades, which are in the majority, are very dull.
The attempts to boost flour by restricting out
put at Northwestern mills have thus far proved
abortive, From Minneapolis, Chicago and St
Lcflls, as well as from foreign shores, reports
come of weakness in flour. It Is well for the
millions that the staff of life cannot be success
lully cornered by speculators.
I fed.brtce8-No-2 red- o5
,;0u-a.2T5ell,0w'ear' XQtfc; high mixed,
ear 5SK39e;No 1 yellow, shelled, 3839e; high
mixed, ilielled, 3637c; mixed, shelled, 8536c
J&?3y?- K w1ite' 32M33c; extra No. 3,
AKLeY-jwo. 1 Canada, 95U8c: No. 2
anada. n95c:No.3 CaiadaTsitbc: No. 2
n vsiern, &
esiern. 8385c: Ho. 3 Western. fiSiH70r. lVo
f V-Wf WW
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, 88 60
66 75; spring patents, 88 757 00: fancy straight
winter and spring, 85 750 00; clear winter,
85 6005 75; strlght kxXX bakers', 85 255 50.
Bye flour. 83 75.
Cobnmeal In paper, 6070c
Millfeed Middlings, flue white, $20 50
21 00 ton; brown middlings, $17 50018 00:
winter wheat bran, 815 60010 00; chop feed
$15 00018 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice. $15 60(316 00;
No. 1 do, 815 00Q15 25: No. 2 do, 812 0013 CO:
loose from wagon, 823 0026 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. 89 SOffllO 00; No. 2, $8 0008 60; packing
do. $5 0005 50.
Straw Oats. $8 003 25; wheat and rye
Straw, $7 007 25.
Large hams. 18 Sis and upward, lOKc; medium
hams, 14 to " 18 2,3. lie; small bams, 14 Its and
under, llc; picnic or California bams, 6c;
boneless (In skins), lcx sugar-cured shoul
ders, 8Kc: bacon. 8c: dry salt, 9c; breakfast
bacon, 10c: rouletts (boneless s. c. shoulders),
10Kc; regular smoked sides, 9c; bellies,
smoked sides, 9e; regular dry salt sides, 8Kc;
bellies, dry salt sides, &Kc; dried beef, sets 3
pieces, 10c; dried beer, flats, 8c; dried beef,
rounds. He; dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork,
mess, 818 50; pork, family, $17 00; pig pork, half
barrels, $9 00; long sausage. 6jc Lard
Tierces. 325 lbs, 7Kcft: naif barrels, 120 Bs,
7JJc fl ft: tubs, wooden, 60 Its. 7e $1 6; buck
ets, wooden, 20 lbs, &c VI ft; 3-fl tin pails, 60 fits,
8c fl lb; 5-B tin pails. 60 s, 8c fl ft; 10-ft tin
Sails, 60 fis. 8c ft ft: 20-ft tin pails, 80 fts, 8c;
)& tin palls, 100 fts, 7c f) ft.
Armour ds Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 ft. 5
5Kc; 600 to 650 fts, 60 700 to 750 fts, 707Kc
Sheep, 7c f) ft. Lambs, 8c fl ft.
LITE STOCK HARKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg dispatch.
Tuesday, January 22, 1889. 5
Cattle Receipts, 180 head; shipments,
140 head: market slow at unchanged prices. No
cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hoas Receipts, 4,400 head: shipments, 1,400
head; market slow; Philadelphias, S5 005 15:
Yorkers and pigs. 85 205 25: 7 cars of hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 5,000 head: shipments, 3,000
head; market steady at yesterday's prices.
New York Beeves Receipts, 470 bead,
nearly all for city slaughterers direct; no tra
ding in beeves; dull for dressed beef at 6gSc
per pound for common to best native sides.
To-day's Liverpool cable quotes American re
frigerator beef steady at 9c per pound. Sheep
Receipts. 1,500 head, and 3,000 were carried
over yesterday: market dull with a limited
business; extremes for poor to good sheep, iS
8fe per pound; for common to prime Iambs, 5
oic; dressed mutton slow at 7K8c per
pound; dressed Iambs dull at 9K10c. Hogs
Receipts, 1,470 head, all for slaughterers di
rect except one carload; a bunch of 122 hogs,
averaging 172 pounds, sold at 85 65 per 100
pounds, and the range is put at $5 255 70.
Chicago Cattle Receipts, 9,500 head: ship
ments, 4,000 head; market steady and closed
weak; choice beeves. $4 0004 60: steers, $2 90
8 90; stockers and feeders, 82 203 45: cows,
bulls and mixed, 81 453 10: Texas cattle, 81 80
3 40. Hogs Receipts. 10.000 head; ship
ments, 4,000 head; market slow, closing 6c
lower; mixed, 84 755 00: heavy, $4 805 05;
light 84 855 10; skips, 83 505 05. Sheep
Receipts, 6.000 head; shipments, 2,000 head;
market steady; natives, $2 90Q5 00; Western,
corn fed, $4404 65; Tcxans, S3 0004 20; lambs.
85 006 60.
St. Lours Cattle Receipts. 1,200 head: ship
ments, 100 head; market steady; choice heavy
native steers, 84 104 70; fair to good do, $3 50
CS4 15; butchers' steers, medium to prime, 82 70
3 40; stockers and feeders, fair to good, 82 00
03 00: rangers, corn-fed, $3 0003 bO; grass-fed,
82 002 90. Hogs Receipts, 2,300 head; ship
ments, 400 head; market easier: choice
heavy and butchers' selections, 84 905 00;
packing, medium to prime. $4 804 95; light
grades, ordinary to best $4 704 85. Sheep
.receipts, i,wu neau;- snipments, z,wu neaa;
market steady; fair to choice, $3 004 60.
Cincinnati Hogs easy; common and light
$4 255 05: packing and butchers', $4 90o 10;
receipts, 3,680 head: shipments, 1,450 head.
Bufffaxo No fresh receipts; yards clear of
cattle and hogs: 35 loads Sheep and Iambs held
over; no market; feeling steady.
Atchison Goes OO" a Little, but Still Main
tains the Lend.
Boston, January 22,-At the opening to-day
the stock market was strange and active under
the load of a $2 advance, la Atchison. But in
the next hour the tide turned downward and a
pertion of the morning's rise disappeared, with
several stocks lower, in fact, than at the close
last night Atchison has easily maintained its
position as a feature of the market
Atch. Tod. R. R... SO
Wis. Central, com... 16J
Boston Albany.. .M2
C B. 40 109.4
,, o. quintal pi.
usn, oan. s uieve. zs
Eastern R. R 93
Calumet A llecla....2S0J?
astem R. It 6s 12 IM
firaiix i ere ju tfu
Pllnt&PereM. nrd. SS
Movlcan Central .... 3l(
M. C, 1st Mori. bds. 68K
.!. Y. ASewKag... 43
S. Y.Newng 7s.l28
Old Colony 1705
Rutland preferred.. 87
tieil TeienhnnA -?00
Boston Land 714
san Diego &
THAT TEUNK MUEDEB.
Strange Occurrences In tho Room Where the
Deed Was Committed.
rsrZCTAL TXLZORAH TO THK niSPATCH.l
St. LOUIS, January 22. The terrible
tragedy enacted on April 5, 1885, in room
144 of the Southern Hotel, is again revived
by the strange experiences of the guests
who have recently occupied the apartment.
It was in room 144 that Maxwell chloro
formed Preller to death and then packed
the body in a trunk. Ths room was not
occupied for many months, and the iiotel
people found it necessary to change
the number to 133. The .experience of a
guest on Friday night was told to-day. The
gentleman is a prominent business man of
He was first annoyed by constant tapping
upon the bedstead and other pieces of fur
niture Then he suddenly discovered that
the drawers in the dresser and washstand
would fly open of their own accord.
Next he was awakened from a sound
sleep by a series of explosions which
sounded like huge fire crackers. These left
their marks upon the hearth. Finding
that the bell boys would not stay in the
room long enough to get a tip the guest con
cluded to leave.
THE NATIONAL REMEDY, PHAISED BY ALL
Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness
Positively cured by
LITTLE HOP PILLS.
The People's Favorite Liver PilK.
They act slowly, but surely, do not gripe, and
their effect is lasting; the fact Is ttiey have no
equaL Small dose; big results. Sugar coated
and easy to tako. Send for testimonials. 25c
at au druggists, or mailed for price. Prepared
old apothecary, Ftvfj bottles $L
I HUP HILL CD. N, I ,. r
nop ointment cures and makes chapped
rough, red skm soft and clear. 25andfi0c
ARMOUR & CO.,
Dressed Beef, Mutton, Pork,
Hams, Breakfast Bacon,
And all other varieties of Sausage of the finest
?;uality, at very moderate prices, received daily
rom their immense cooling rooms at Chicago.
.THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL. .... 9200,00000.
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest
JAMES P. SPEER. Vice Piest.
sel-k35-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
' The Dispatch wnx begin t"iie
PUBLICATION OF A
Being passages in the experience of ill.
AUGUSTUS WILLIAM WEBBER, formerly
General Manager to the Universal Insurance
Company, of London, by
J. Marsden Sutcliffe
With the lssuo of SATURDAY, JANUARY
26 we shall commence publication of a re
markable series of Short Stories, entitled "Tho
Romance of an Insurance Office," from the
pen of a gentleman of great experience and
considerable literary attainments, well quali
fied in every way to deal with the topics
'"The Romance of an Insurance Office" will
be of a surprising and sensational character,
while in no wiso overstepping the bounds of
This forthcoming series of stories to which
we have pleasure In inviting our readers' atten
tionwill commence publication
ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26,
And will be continued every Saturday.
The stories will bo conspicuous by their
abundance of Incident; their rapidity of move
ment; the continued development of plot, and
the powerful climax reached in tho chief situa
tion of every narrative.
Each story will bo complete In itself, thus
enabling readers to take up the thread at al
most any point and follow with keen Interest
the fortunes of the characters introduced to
The TITLES OP THE STORIES which will
appear In the above Series are as follow:
DEFORE THE CURTAIN.
rpHE CROSS HALL TRAGEDY.
THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE
OF MB. CONSTAM.
THE MYSTERY AT CLUMP COT
TAGE. rpHE WAY OF THE WORLD.
TR, JACKET'S SECRET.
1AUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP.
A N OLD MAN'S DARLING.
The Introduction is bright and attractive,
giving promise of the treat in store. From It
wo learn something of the operations of the
Universal Insurance Co., a gigantic combina
tion prepared to take risks of every conceivable
From time to time Frauds are perpetrated on
the Company, and the General Manager, Mr.
Atgust'us William Webber, together with
the Company's Private Detective, Dogqett,
find themselves set to solve various mysteries,
tragic or romantic, as the case may be.
The materials accumulated In their re
searches are made capital use of by our
Author, who gives a free rein to his imaginative
faculties when working out the details of his
The first part will consist of the
BeAire the Curtain,
and the Opening Chapters of
The Cross Hall Tragedy.
AN INSURANCE OFFICE
A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES BY
J. Marsden Sutcliffe
ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26.
SThis series of Fascinating
Fiction can only be secured through
the medium of The Dispatch.
JlAgents should order early.
L All who find pleasure in the perusal
of high class fiction should enroll
themselves among the tens of thou
sands of readers of The Dispatch
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week in
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
EVERY POUND WARRANTED PURE
Chartiers Creamery Co
Warehouse and General Offices,
708 SMITHFIELD STREET,
Telephone 1120. ELssell Block.
Factories throughout Western
For prices see market quotations
De WITT DIL WORTH,
Oil bought and sold on margin. de27-21-Dsn
WH1TXEY & STEPHEXS0X
67 FOURTH AVENUE.
ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS
MESSRS. DREXEL. JIORGAN & CO,
PASSPORTS PROCURED. ao2S-x78
930 PENN ATHNUE. P1TTSBUUU. PA,
As old residents know and back files of Pitts,
burg papers prove, is the oldest established and
most prominent physician in the city, devoting
special attention to all chronic diseases. From
ronsiblepersons NQ f UNTIL
KiCDnlQ and mental diseases, physical
lr.nVUUO decay, nervous debility, lack
of energy, ambition and hope, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self-distrust,bashfulne3s,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions. Im
poverished blood, falling powers, organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un-
fitting tho person for business,society and mar-
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN seruM .
blotches, falling hair, bona pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
II DIM A RV kidney and bladder derange
Unlllrtn I i menta,weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment;
prompt relief and reul cures.
Dr. whittler's life-long, extensive experience
Insures scientific and reliable treatment on
common-sense principles. Consultation free.
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as it
here. Office hours 9 x. K. to 8 p. M. Sunday,
10 A. K. to IP. it. only. DR. WHITTIBR, V$j
Pcnn avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. jayk-5-DSuw
A CURE GUARANTEED HEALTH.EN
ERGY and strength secured by using Am
oranda Wafera. These wafers are tne only rell
able safe remedy for the permanent cure of Im
potency, no matter how long standing.seperma
torrhoea, overwork of the brain, sleepless,
harassing dreams, premature decay of Tital
power, nervous debility, nerve and heart dis
ease, kidney and liver complaint, and wasting
of vital forces; 75c per box or six boxes for Si;
six boxes is the complete treatment, and with
everv Durchase of six boxes at one tlrno we will
give a written guarantee to refund the money
if the wafers do not benefit or affect a perma
nent cure. Prepared only by tho BOSTON
MEDICAL IHTS1TUTE. For sale only bj
JOSEPH FLEMING.. SI Market street, Pitts,
burg. Pa.. P. O. box 37 aplU-kSCorwrsa
Gray's Specific Medicine.'
TRADE MARK Tna Gheat TRADE MARK
lujf cure for
torrhea, im po
tency and all
follow as a se
quence of Self- 4
Abuse; as loss
BEFORE TAKIXB.umTeVsai LaV- AFTER TAIIH6.
sitnde. Pain In the Hack, Dimness of Vision. Pre
mature OldAjceand many other dlse&es thatlead
to Insanity or Consumption and a Premature
fljj-Ful! particulars in our pamphlet, which wa
desire to send free by mall to every one. S-The
Specific Medicine is sold brail druirzlstsattlpei
Sackape, or six packages for 3,or will be sent fre
y mall on the receipt of the money, by addressing
THEOBAY JlElJlCECO., Buffalo, K. Y.
On account of counterfeits, we have adopted tht
Yellow Wrapper; the only genuine.
Sold in Pittsburg by S. S. 11ULLAND. corner
Smithfield and Liberty streets. mhlj-kc
.r f M w a
OFFICES, 906 PENN AVE.
All forms of Delicate and Cera-
T Ilea ted Diseases renulrinc Cox
cation are treated at tnU Dispensary with a sufr
cess rarely attained. Dr. S. K. Lake Is a member
of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons,
and Is the oldest and most experienced 8PEC1-L.
X3T In the city. Special attention given to Nei
cms Debility from excessive r sntal exertion, 20.
discretions of yonth, &c, causing physical and
mental decay, lack of energy, despondency, etc.;
also Cancers, Old Sores, Fit3, Piles, Rheumattsr,
and all diseases of the Skin, Blood, Lungs, Cru "
nry Organs, 4c. Consultation free and strictly
Sundays 2 to 4 p.m. only. Call at office or aduiMt
K.LAKE..M.D..JI.R .C.P.S..or E.J.LakevM-D.'
vs n w n b. c r -j kiivibin
A bAUM VLOJkwH t.rflfW.
rllai)la nlll fhr ul n Vat
Ak tor Oicfttttfr BnmiUht
ifwiauuudiiuia, m itu iiiv 1
! uliio boxe. se&id wim blue rft-
woa. At urantMUt Accra.,
nn Athi- All niii 4 ...?-
hnanf twivsx. fc - -j
. "e ft? counterfeit. &,! 4,. lura,A ,.
A B) P"i04"a-Kliff.l.irt
S '...."i TttBrn man, lO.OOO totU.
tliiciitoter Chemical Co.,MadIsonSq-PlillaP
x youthful er-
in. earrjr decay, lost
manhood , ..
Talnable treatiM (calcri rJ
LT1T QMST. IOMT "9
containing full particulars for home con,
ISOF. I FOWLER. M00dU,