Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 29, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Eetrospect and Prospect of Certain
Commercial Lines.
5ative Glass Coming Into General Use tj
Mirror Makers.
Monday. January 2S, 1SS9. J
Interviews with representative firms in
the fallowing commercial lines have elicited
the following facts as to situation and out
loot of trade:
A member of one of the oldest firms of the
city thus puts the situation in the mirror
and picture business: "We do not claim
any boom for our branch of trade the past
year, but in volume of business there was
an improvement on 18S7, which was one ot onr
good years. We think It glory enough to have
held up as well as we did. Competition has
narrowed margins down to very close figures
and our salvation has depended on push inc
trace and adding new features. If we followed
the methods or a few years back wo couiunot
make our salt.
"Not lone ago onr trade was confined for the
most part to looking classes and pictures. In
recent years it has become necessary to add to
our old lines cabinet work, bric-a-brac, wood
mantels, and in fact a little of almost every
thing. Bv adding on tbeso varieties we have
kent up our trade, hut would cut a sorry figure
Jf we -n ere now confined to the old lines. Our
holiday trade was never better than the past
has been." In answer to the inquiry as to the
proportion of home made glass now use! here
for mirrors, the response was: "Our Pittsburg
plate class is on the gain and is coming into
larger use in our line every year. The trouble
is our home manufacturers do not take the
pains to ccue the clearest quality of glass.
They could easily do it if they would. In
France experts are employed whose duty it is
to select from a bundled or more sheets the
very clearest for mirror purposes. There has
been such a demand for our native plate glass
for windows that there is no object in employ
ing such experts. A dull season for the plate
Class industry would help to elevate quality.
In the meantime, while the standard is rising,
it rises slow ly. Bnt it's only a question of time
when Pittsburg glass will meet all the require
ments of our trade."
Tor Trade.
A jobber and retailer of toys whose trade is
second to noue in Pittsburg, reports the holi
day trade of 1SSS-9 as the best ever known, and
25 per cent above that of the year before. The
situation was pnt in the following terms: "The
demands of onr trade require the carrying of
very larce amounts of stuff, amounts which
nould startle old-time toy dealersof Pittsburg.
It has come to be the case with us as with all
trades people, that a very large stock of goods
must be carried, and we must be content with
small marcius of profit. While our volume of
trade has increased fully 25 per cent the pat
year profits have not advanced in the same
proportion, me evolutions ot trade icquire
arcer capital every year, and business salva
tion depends on handling large quantities of
goods. Our January collections have been
'slower than usual. With margins growing so
close it is important that c shall get our
money promptly. There are times in commer
cial history hen bad debts won't do."
Commercial Stationery.
Said a member of one of our leading firms in
this line: "We have no complaints to make
over the record of 1SSS. Books are posted and
show an increase of 15 per cent over the previ
ous year. The ontlook for trade was never
brighter than it Is at the present time. Booms
are not as desirable as what we been having
right along for two or three years past. You
may say to the readers of The Dispatch that
the commercial stationary trade, su far as we
are concerned, is in a very healthy condition.
Orders already are coming in for the spring.
The outlook is in every way satisfactory."
Condition of the 3Inrkctnttbe East Liberty
Stock Yards.
Office of Pittsburg dispatcit.
Moxsay. January 2S, 18S9. J
Cattlf Receipts. 2.610 head: shipments,
1.720 head: market slow at last week's prices;
7 cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts, 7.2U0 head: shipments, 6.300
head; market fair; Philadelpliias, $5 005 05:
pigs and Yorkers. S5 O0S5 10; 21 cars of hogs
tbippcd to New York to-day.
bllEEP Receipts, 5,100 head: shipments, 4.000
head: market firm and 2Uc higher than last
week's prices.
Herr's Island.
Receipts of .cattle were 31 carloads, against
29 last Monday. The grade shows a better
average than for several weeks past. The sup
plies mere mostl" good butcher stock, ranging
from L100 to 1,600 pounds. Very few rough
cattle were received. Said a leading Diamond
market butcher who procures his stock from
Herr's Island: "We seldom bare a better
grade of cattle to pick from than we have had
this week, and certainly have not nad as good
an average for many weeks past. Not a dozen
cattle in the 31 loads woulcl weigh under LlOO
pounds, and I scarcely saw anv rough, thin
stock in the entire lot." Prices are 10s to 15c
higher than they were a week ago. The range
of prices was $3 75 to $5 25. A few steers of the
quality and weight that readily brought $5 25
were slow this day weekat S5.
Hogs. Receipts of hogs have not varied for
the past three Mondays, the total each week
being in round numbers 600 head. The grade
runs lighter this week than for a month or two
past. The complaint against heavy weight hogs
and slow markets for this grade at last begins
to count. Anjthing above 300 pounds is too
heavy for this season's trade, though in former
seasons this grade has been most in demand
and brought the best prices. Very few of this
week's supplies weighed above 250. Those
weighing 200 to 250 were most in demand and
brought the best prices. The rauge of prices
paid was SI 75 to So 25. These figures are about
15c lower than those which ruled last week.
SHEEP A'D LAMBS. There were 100 head
less received this week tnan last, the total
being S00 head. Two weeks ago receipts were
bnt GOO head. Quality of those received this
week was a fair average, and prices have un
dergone no change. The range is 4e to 5c for
fcheep and 6c to 6Ui for lambs. Some sales
were reported a shade under these figures The
tone of markets all along the line shows im
provement on last week, anda very decided ad
vance on the situation at the beginning of the
year. The greatest improvement is in the cat
tle trade. Calves are still scarce, with 6c to 7c
as ruling rates.
By Telesraph.
New York Beeves Receipts, 3,660 head,
making 10.200 lor the week. Fresh arrivals
including 24 carloads of export steers; V0 car
loads for city slaughterers direct and 91 car
loads for the market: fairly steady and firmer.
Ordinary to prime steers sold at S3 SCJ 65 per
100 ponnds; few tops. $4 75; bulls and dry
cows. 1 S02 85, with a few choice bulls at
53 003 25. Sheep Receipts, 12.500 head,
making 24.600 head for the week. Firmer and
about ic higher, with an eaily clearance at 4
6c per lOJ jvounds for sheep and 6&c for
lambs. Hogs Receipts. 12.&0 bead, making
33.000 heart for the week. About two carloads
changed hands at live at $5 305 50 per 100
pounds and was barely steady.
St. Lotrrs Cattle Receipts. 1000 head: ship
ments, 100 head: market stiong; choice heavy
native steers. 3 704 25; fair to good do, S3 00
3 80: butchers' steers, medium to choice,
S2 753 25: stockers and feeders, fair to
good, SI 702 feO- rangers, corn-fed. S3 0063 50;
grass-fed. S2 002 70 Hogs Receipts, 1,700
head: shipments, 1,000 head; market higher:
choice heavy and butchers' selections, $3 io
4 80: packing, medium to prime, S4 5J4 80;
light erados. ordinary to best, S4 754 90.
SbeepRcccipts. 500 head; shipments, none;
market strong; fair to choice, S3 004 8a
Chicago Cattle Receipts, 10,000 head: ship
ments, 3.000 head: market strong for good grade";
steers, S3 004 40: stockers and feeders, J2 40
3 40: cows, bulls and mixed, SI 403 00: Texas
cattle, S2 U03 50. Hogi Receipts. IG.O11O head;
shipments, 4,500 head: market strong and 10c
higher: mixed, S4 754 05: heavy, S4 855 00;
light, S4 855 05: skips, S3 605 10. Sheep Re
ceipts, 6,000 head: shipments, 1.200 bead: market
stronger and 510c higher: natives. J3 OOffo 10:
Western, corn led, S4 S0g4 SO; Texans, S3 00
4 50: lambs. S4 !X6 5a
Uufffalo Carle Receipts. L200 head,
through; sales. 2.300 head: market firm; good
stock. S3 754 10; mixed butchers'
12 503 oa Sheep and Iambs firm
and active: receipts, 1,200 bead, through;
sales, 11.000 head; good choice. S4 65
5 00: good Iambs, S5 2c0 75. Hogs active at
1015c higher: receipts, 7,500 head, through;
sale 15,000 head: mediums. S4 905 00; York
ers and pig.-, $5 155 40.
Oif cure ati Hogs stronger with light offer
ing"; common and light. Ui 95: packing and
butchers', S4 t&i 95; receipts, 2,440 head:
shipments, 370 head.
Baitlmoke Hogs Run rather limited,
constituting only fair supply; moderate de
mand; quotations, 67c Receipts, 1,578
Wool Markets.
Sr. Louis Wool quiet and prices nominal.
Heavy RcnlizlnsT Can. en a Slnmp In Wheat
Corn Hlcber nnd Oats Stcndy
Provisions Move Up and
Then Tnkc n Tumble.
Chicago A fair business in wheat was
transacted to-day, but it was principally local.
The feeling, although unsettled, was rather
strong most of the session, though realizing
sales at the advance prevented the market
from holding up, and finally resulted in a de
cided slump in prices. Opening sales were i
Jc above Saturday's closing, and prices ad
vanced Jc more, then declined with frequent
fluctuations about c, ruled steady for some
little time, then broke off rapidly and closed JJc
lower than Saturday.
The early strength and advance was due to
the prospective realization of thelarge decrease
expected in the visible supply. But the advance
brought out free offerings, under which the
market declined Jc, but renewed buying, in
fluenced some by reported taking of two boat
loads of wheat at Baltimore for Antwerp,
started prices up again to the outside range.
At about this time the visible supply was an
nounced, but the effect had already been an
ticipated, and as the operators were evidently
long an effort to sell resulted in again creating
weakness, and prices declined to the inside
Corn was rather quiet most of the session.
The prevailing futures, were in fair request
with moderate offerings. The visible supply
w as about the only feature w orthy of note. It
showed a decrease of 8,000 bushels, which was
contrary to the expectations of mauy operators
and had a tendency to create considerable
strength when it became known. The cash
market was quiet at about Saturday's prices.
The speculative markctopened at about Satur
day's closing figures, fluctuated within Jc
range, and closed Kc better than Saturday.
In oats the visible supply decreased 2765'66
bushels. This was more than expected, but
failed to stimulate trading, and a quiet 'and
steady feeling prevailed.
There was a better feeling in provisions
early, but it did not last long. With the hog
market active, film and higher, prices started
10c to 12c higher in tbe pit. Sales of May up
to 1 p. m. were S6 356 40 for short ribs, S6 97J
7 02K for lard, and S12 for May pork.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2. February. 96K696K
37&36?iff 36atc: J ul v. 37c.
Oats No. 2 January. 24?ic: Februarv. 25c:
May. 27j2727K-'7;ic; June. 27X27Ko;
Mess Pork, per bbL Febrnary, SU 70
11 72KU 6511 65: Mav, S12 10ffl2 2012 00
12 ftiU: June. S12 1012 17K12 1012 17K;
Julv,'fl2 2712 3512 2Jfc! 35.
LARD, per lOO fts. Januarv, S6 852$ 9066 85
fi 85: February. S6 90SJ6 906 85(86 S!: May,
$7 007 056 97K6 97K; June, S7 02)$7 07&
7 00&7 07K-
Siiokt Ribs, per 100 Bs. January, S6 12;
February, $6 156 206 126 12K: March.
S6 22J6 27K6 20g6 20; May, $6 4U6 42
6 3U&6 32K-
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour,
better feeling: no sales. No. 2 spring wheat,
945f c; No. 3 spring wheat, 87c: No. 2 red,
94J4C asked. No. 2 corn. 34c No. 2 oats,
25c. No. 2 rye, 4Sc No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1
flaxseed, SI 6U Prime timothy seed. SI 501 55.
Mess pork, per barrel. SU G5ll 75. Lard, per
100 lbs. S6 85. Short ribs sides (loose).
S3 15SC 22K. Dry salted shoulders (boxed),
SC 12. Short clear sides (boxed). SG 37
6 5a Receipts Flour. 9,000 barrels; wheat.
14,000 bushels: corn, 139,000 bushels: oats. 110.000
bushels: rye, 4,000 bushels: barley, 2S.000 bush
els. Shipments Floor. 7,00Obarrels; wheat. 19.
000 bushels: corn. 67,000 bushels: oats. 53.000
nushels; rye, 0,000 bushels; oaney, ssb,wu Dusn
els. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was firmer: creamery, 1626c: dairy,
U22c Eggs plentiful and lower: fresh, 12
New Yobk Flour moderately aotive. clos
ing heavy. Wheat Spot unsettled and Jc
lower; options fairlv active, irregular and
lower. Barley quiet. Barley malt dull. Corn
Spot firmer and dull; options moderately active
and firmer. Oats Spot steady and quiet: op
tions dull. Hay steady and quiet. Coffee
Options onened steady; 1015 points up. closed
steady 1520 points above Saturday; sales, 36,
750 bags, including. January 15.6515.70c: Feb
ruarv, 15.65c; March, 15.6015.70c; April, 15.55
15.70c; Mav. 15 5515.70c: June, 15.551J15.70c;
July, 15.60gi5.70c; September, 15.7515.80c;
October, 15.9016.00c; December, 15.8515.95c;
fair cargoes 17c Sugar Raw dull and
unchanged; rehned steady and in fair
demand. Molasses Foreign quieter;
50 test, 20c New Orleans quiet;
open kettle, prime to choice, 3045c
Rice in moderate demand and firm. Cotton
seed oil dull. Tallow lower and more active:
citv closed at 5ic: sales. 300 hogsheads at 5 5-16
fio-Xc Rosin dull. Turpentine dull. Eggs
firmer and fair demand: Western, 15c: re
ceipts, 3,846 packages. Pork quiet; middles
2 met; short clear, S6 9a Lard steadier and
all: sales; Western steam, S7 30: city, S6 85;
Januarv, S7 28, nominal; Februarv. S7 26,
asked; Iarrh. S7 27 asked; April, S7 29 asked;
May. S7 297 32. closing at $7 29 asked;
June. S7 30 asked; Julv, S7 32 asked; AuguU,
S7 337 34: September. S7 31 asked. Butter
quiet; Western dairy, 13fil9c; no, creamery, 16
27c; Elgins, 282Sc Cheese firm and quiet;
Western, 10EHKc
St. Locis Flour quiet but Arm. Wheat
low er; opening was strong on firm cables and
advances elsewhere, together with a large de
crease in the visible supply looked for. but later
there was a decline and the close was weak
with Mayc and July c below Saturday;
No. 2 red. cash, 93gic nominal; Mav. 95K
9oK9Ga closed at 95Vc: Jnne. 92&Q93C,
clo-ed at 92c bid; July. 8S381c closed
at 83c bid. Corn unsettled; No. 2 csb. 38c;
February, 30e, closed at 30c; March. 30KK31c,
closed at 30?31c asked; May, 3232Kc,
closed at 32!c asked. Oats firm; No. 2 cish,
nominal: May. 2Sc Rje, none offered. Bar
ley, steady but light; Iowa. 60c: Manitoba, 75
80c Flaxseed steady at SI 50. Provisions
There was a firmer tone to the market. Pork,
S12 5a Lard Prime steam No. 1, S6 85. Dry
salt meats Shoulders. S5 50; longs and ribs,
S6R0:short dear,S650. Bacon Boxed shoulders,
S6 50; longs and ribs, S7 205)7 37: short clear,
S6 5a Bagging easy at ?i9c. Cotton ties, 10c.
Cincinnati Flour in moderate demand;
family, V1 30; fancy, S4 654 75. Wheat
quiet; No. 2 red. 9ScSl; receipts, 6,000 bushels;
shipments, 6,500 busl.els. Corn in moderate de
mand; No. 2 mixed. 35c Oats steady: No. 2
mixed, 2S2Sc Rye quiet and barelv steady;
No. 2. 54c Pork nominal at $12 25. "Lard in
fair demand at SO 85. Bnlkmeats dull: short
rib. S6 37UKG 5a Bacon steady; short elenr
S7 STUBS 00. Linseed oil in light demand at
567? 5tc. Sugar barely steady; hard refined, 7
G)Tc: New Orleans. &XC?,&,!n- V.m nuiat- ,nrl
cheese steady.
Philadelphia Flour Demand lisrht anil
market weak. Wheat strong and higher in svm-
Eathy with tbe rise in Chicags. Corn quiet "but
rm. Oats a shade stronger and in fair de
mand. Provisions dull but steady. Lard
t-ure renneu, 6e.c. nutter nrm mr choice
grades: Pennrylrania creamery extra. 28c:
Pennsylvania prints extra. 30c Eges dull and
weaker; Pennsylvania firsts, 15c Cheese
steady; part skims, 65c.
Milwaukee Flour firm. Wheat weak:
cash, 8Sc; Mav, 915c; July, 90c Corn
steady; No. 3, 3131c Oats quiet; No. 2
white, 28c Rve dull: No. 1. 47c Barley
steady; No. 2. 62c Provisions higher. Pork,
Sll sa Lard, So 81 Cheese firm; Cheddars.
Baltiuore Provisions dull and un
changed. Butter Better feeling in fine grades;
medium neglected; western packed. 1621c;
best roll, 1418c; creamery, 2027c Eggs easy
at 131114c Coffee firm; Rio, fair, 1717c
Toledo Cloverseed dull and firm; cash and
Februry, So 3a
Brazilian Coffee Mnrket,
Rio Df. Janeiro. January 2B. Coffee
Regular first. 5.800 reis per 10 kilos; good sec
01..L 5,300 reis; receipts during tbe week,
93,000 bags; purchases for the United States,
56.000 bags; clearances for do, 40,000 bags; stock,
334,000 bags.
Santos, January 28. Coffee Good aver
age0, 5,500 reis per 10 kilos: receipts during the
week. 47.000 bags: purchases for the United
States, 20,000 bags; clearances for do, 10,000
bags; stock, 293,000 bags.
Metal Markets.
St. Louis Lead dull but firm with S3 60
asked and S3 55 bid.
New York Pig iron steady. Copper
nominal; lake, February. 16SO Lead un
changed; domestic S3 Sa Tin dull and fairly
steady; straits, S21 55.
Whisky Market.
Finished good are in good demand at 81 03.
Eczema,. Itchy, Scaly, Skin Tortures.
The ilmplB application of "Bwatites Oihtmeut" without
anr Internal medicine, win cure urease of Tetter. Salt
Khram, lUocworm. Pliei. Itch, Sorea. Pimplei, Errrprlu all
no mauer iiow utntlsate or long funding. Sold bj drofgliu,
cr frnt br mail for 60 eta. Boxes, $1.21 Addre-. Da.
6wrE 4 Son, rMladelpLJa, Fa. JUk jobt dnxgglit ftir li
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL. .... $200,00000.
JAMES P. SPEEK. Vice Preit
sel-k33-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
iMr: .May. aajsecsl uu?6W5Xe sew: June, i
CoilK No. 2, Febrnary, 3&353
35'c: March. 35UC$3Sii35lA334c: May, 36li
How a Big European War Woulcl Help
Business in Pittsburg.
La Noria and Union Switch and Signal
Crowding Oat the Specialties.
"Leaving the moral aspect of the matter
entirely out of view, I think war with Ger
many or with any first-class foreign nation
would be the best thing that could happen
to revive business in this country," said a
leading iron manufacturer to The Dis
tatch representative yesterday alternoon.
"Don't quote me as saying there will he
war, or that I want war," he continued.
"In my opinion our Samoan difficulty with
Germany will be amicably settled. "War
with that nation would be especially un
unfortunate, in view of the social ties that
bind the two countries together. But if hos
tilities should break out, every industry in the
Union would be quickened."
"Suppose two or three of the big foreign
powers should lock horns Germany and Rus
sia or Germany and France, for instance what
would be the effect upon this country, and
upon Pittsburc particularly?"
"War between Germany and France I con
sider far more likely than between Germany
and the United States. Republican govern
ment does not suit tbe mercurial temperament
of the French. They prefer the glamor that
surrounds an emperor or king to the plain, un
assuming dignity that environs a president.
Besides, they are dissatisfied with tbe results
of the war of 1S70-71. In my opinion the elec
tion of Boulanger settles the fate of the repub
lic, and was a virtual declaration of war against
Germany. The struggle may not break out at
once, but it will come in due time. This war
may, and probably will, involve Russia,Austria
and Italy, in which event the United States
would And a ready market for almost every
thing it produces. The agriculturist would reap
a rich harvest, as well as the iron manufacturer.
Our ships would again become tbe carriers of
the world's necessities. Pittsburc, being an
important iron center, would, of course, be
greatly benefited."
"Is the country in good condition to meet the
demands which such a war would make upon
"The United States is to-day the most pros
perous country on earth. It has plenty and to
spare of everything. The crops of 1888 were
the largest ever known. We could feed the
Old World while it was doing the fighting. We
could produce all the warlike material the
belligerents could possibly want from cannons
to revolvers from swords to pockctknives.
This country is full of iron and also full of
plants to work it up in any shape desired. A
big foreign war would, I think, give Pittsburg
a boom that would double her population and
add immensely to her industrial resocrces."
A Spnrt In La Nor! a nnd Union Switch and
Tbe talk of a dividend in July was a strong
bull card for Union Switch and Signal at the
Stock Exchange yesterday. The quotation was
boomed to 1S20, and not much offered at that.
"This advance is due to the fact that the com
pany is making money." said a broker after
raking in a small lot. Another feature of the
day was a spnrt in La Noria, Last week it
went begging at IK; yesterday it was in demand
atl?4l. The specialties were steady and
quiet. The total sales for the day were 653
shares. Prices and offers were:
Bid. Asked.
Exchange Nat. Bank 81 81Ji
M. and M. Nat. Bank 60
Manufacturers1 and 31crcliants'Ins Co. 43 -J3M
Western Insurance SA
BrldccwatcrGas Co -43
Manufacturers1 Gas Co 3)
Natural Gas Co. of W.Va. 55 57
Philadelphia Gas Co 3S"i 39
Wheeling Uas Co 28S
Citizens' Traction 70 79
Pittsburg Traction 4S( 19
LaNoriaiUnlnc Co , 1?J 1
Westlnghouse Uectrlc 36i 33i
Union Switch and Mgnal Co 17 18
Exchange National Bank 81!-
Fourth National Bank 119 121
Fidclitv Title and Trust Company 105
Iron City National Hank 91
Keystone Hank or Pittsburg 59
Chnrtlers Valley Gas Co 66
Natnral Gas Co. of V. Va. 56
Philadelphia Co 3Sy 39
Wheeling Gas Co 291$
Tuna Oil Co 63
Citizens' Traction 79
Pittsburg Traction 49
r.a Noria Mlninsr Co 13
Wcstlnghouse Electric X'i 3SH
Union Switch and Signal Company.... 13 20
At the morning call SO shares of Wheeling
Gas sold at 28-X, 200 la. Noria at , 51 West
inghouse Electric at 36K, 10 Union Switch and
Signal at 15, and 100 at if.
in the afternoon 35 shares 31. &. M. Insurance
Company changed hands at 4.S-X. 15 La Noria
atljf.50. b.o.30, at VA, 31 Westinghous Electric
at 36K, 150 Switch and Signal at 18, and 1 at 20.
Henry M. Lang sold 20 shares AVcstinghouse
Airbrake at 120K. and 75 Electric at 36
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 158,834 shares, including; Atchison,
35.220; Delaware. Lackawanna and Western.
7,475; Erie, 4.MX): Lake Shore, 3,310; Louisville
and Nashville, 6.370: Missouri Pacific, 24,253;
Northwestern. 4,041; Heading, 13,730; Richmond
and West Point, 3,745; St. Paul, 10,819; Union
Pacific, 3,975.
The Banks Well Provided With the SInevrs
of War,
As usual on Monday depositing was the lead
ing feature of the local money market yester
daycaused bythe heavy retail trade Saturday
afternoon and night. Money was in large sup
ply and developed a tendency to further ease.
Call loans were quoted at 56 per cent and,
time paper at 67 per cent. With money plenty
and cheap It is thought there will be a revival
of activity in speculation oik stocks, grain
and real estate. Tbe situation Is peculiarly
favorable also to the development of new en
terprises,. which a number are In contempla
tion. The Clearing House report shows:
Exchanges 1,579,862 12
Balances v 237,834 85
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at K t 2 per cent. Last loan 2, closed
offered at 2. Prime mercantile paper, 46
percent. Sterling exchange quiet but steady
at $4 66 for 60-day biUs and S4 88 for de
mand. Bonds closed in New York: United States
fours registered. 12S: do, fours coupons, 12S; do,
fours and a half registered, 109; do. fours and a
halt coupons, 109; Pacific sixes of '05, 12a
New York Clearings today, $68,712,799;
balances, SiOU,65G.
BOSTON Clearings to-day, $13,544,394; bal
ances, $1,441,822. Money 2 per cent.
Baltimore Bank clearings to-day, $2,206,
840; balances. $259,836.
Philadelphia Clearings to-day, $10,269.
SJ7; balances, $1,460,239.
Chicago Bank clearings for the day aggre
gated $9,533,000. Money 55 per cent on call,
and time 67 per cent.
St. Louis Clearings, $2,961,105; balances,
The Real Estate Exchange Project Am.
snralne n Tangible Foini.
The project for the establishment of a real
estate exchange in Pittsburg is not dead, as
some imagine, but taking a refreshing nap.
Interviews yesterday with several persons in
terested in the matter elicited the fact that at
least nine-tenths of the real estate men in tbe
city are in favor of It. The others have ex
pressed no opinion either for oragainst it.
The committee of gentlemen wbo went to
New York have been quietly at work since
their return hunting up additional information
to be embodied in their report, which will be
completed in a few das. It will be submitted
to a general meeting, to be held tbe last of this
week, at which action will be taken to pnt the
scheme upon a permanent footing.
The suggestion to erect a building on Fourth
avenue, at a cost of $50,000, for tbe use of the
exchange meets with favor, so far as it has
been discussed. .
Another Gobble of tbe Negley Estate Prop
ertyA Select Neighborhood.
Messrs. C. L. Magee, H. S. A. Stewart and
William Fllnn have purchased SO acres addi
tional, making about 45 acres in all of the Neg
ley estate property on Stanton avenue at the
junction of Negley avenue. The purchase was
made from Mellon Brothers, and tbe price paid
about $140,000. .It is the intention to lay out
wide boulevards through the property, .paved
with asphaltum, both streets and sidewalks,
and to erect a large number of fine residences.
As this property is very desirable as well as
convenient of access to and from the business
part of the city, it is the purpose of the new
owners to make it a select neighborhood.second
to none in the East End.
The Mnrket Without Fentnrc, Bat Still a
Puzzle to Operators.
The oil market yesterday was featureless.
There was an attempt In the forenoon to break
the boom, but it met with poor success. The
lowest price touched was S6 below the
opening but it refused to stay there, and went
up to 87i. which was high water mark for the
day, when most of what little selling took
place. For an honr or more in the forenoon
tbe wires were idle, not a single quotation be
ing received from the East. This proof of
dullness had such a depressing effect that very
little effort was made to overcome it.
The fluctuations during the day were so nar
row as to leave no margin for business. Be
sides, there were no orders to serve as a handle
for agitation. So far as results are concerned
neither tbe bears nor the bulls had a decided
advantage. It was practically a drawn flgbt;
leaving the situation practically unchanged.
As the present boom if it may be so designated
has run the customary time, it is quite proba
ble that to-day will witneES a change. It is
predicted, for several reasons not necessary to
mention, that tbe market will open at 87 and
then sell off. The opening was B7, highest 07J4,
lowest 86 closed 87.
A. B. McGrew quotes puts, 86Ji6S68c; calls,
xiie following tabie, corrected by l)c Witt 1)11
wortti. broker In petroleum, etc., corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.:
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 87 Sn'"s 12:45 F. M.... B7H 87tf
10:15A. M.... 86& 87 l:00r. M... Slii 871
10:3OA. 11.... 87 87H 1:15P. M.... 87 S7W
10:45A. is.... 87 S7!i 1:30 V. M.... 87 87
11:00 A. it.... 8fi 87 1:45 P. M.... 88 'a 87
H:15A. M.... 86 87 2:00P." U.... 86 67
11:30A. M.... 87 87 2:15P. M.... bfi5j 8S
11:45A. M.... S7' 87M 2:30p. M.... 8651 86S
12:0011 87'g 87H 2:45F. H.... 86V 8ua
i::15r. It.... S7 87!; Closed 87
12:30P. M.. SOU 87H
Opened. 87c; highest, 7'.ic; lowest, 8660:
closed, 87c
Dttlj run 61.674
Average rans 43,052
Dally sniDments..,. 104,391
Average shipments 71,667
Clearances ,...,..1,332,000
New York closed al 87c.
Oil Cltv closed at 86c.
liradiora closed at 87c
New Vork. retlneil. T.lOc
London, renned. 6 7-160.
Antwerp, reaned. ISC.
Other Oil AInrkels.
Oil Crrr. January 23. Opened, STJc; high
est, 87c; lowest, 8(c; closed. 86Kc
TrrrSYTLLE. Januarv 2a Opened, Siic;
highest, STJc: lowest, 86c: closed, 86Jc
Bradford. January 28. Opened, 87c; high
est, STJc: lowest. SGJjJc: closed. 87c. .
New York, January 29. Petroleum opened
at 87Kc, but after tbe first sales the market
became dull and sagged off to 86c: a slight
improvement follow ed. and the market closed
steady at 87c Sales, 690,000 barrels.
Several Importnnt Real Estate Deals
Brought to a Head.
Although yesterday was a "blue Monday,"
indeed, made so especially by the snow storms
and the muddy streets, there was the usual ac
tivity In real estate circles, and a number of
important deals were closed up.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a $8,600 Coltart
Sqnare house, Oakland, being a new nine-room
brick, with every modem convenience, paper
ing, gas fixtures and all; lot 35x90 feet: street
improved and sewered. It is considered a bar
gain. Alles 4 Bailey, 164 Fourth avenue, sold for
Mrs. Jtoffltt new pressed brick dwelling of
seven rooms and all conveniences, on Locust
street, to Mrs. Sangstoff. The price could not
be ascertained.
Black fc Baird, No 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Henry Winters fori. Carlin and others a two
story frame dwelling, being No. 153 Fifteenth
street, Louthslde, with lot 20Jx63 feet, for
"Ewing A Byers sold for J. H. Miller to J. W.
Stuart Esq., a lot 75x192 feet, fronting on
O'Hern street. Second ward; Allegheny City,
for $1,000 cash.
Samuel W. Black fc Co., 93 Fourth avenue,
closed the sale of No. 99 Taylor avenue, Alle
gheny, a three-story nritk dwelling of ten
rooms, etc, with a lot 20x90 feet, for $5,600.
The auction sale of property 663 Fifth avenue,
was adjourned yesterday by Samuel W. Black
& Co., until Thursday morning, January 3L at
10 o'clock. The terms on this property are
very easy, $500 cash, balance long time.
James W. Drape & Co., placed a mortgage of
$3,000 at 4K l'er cent on a residence property in
the city; also placed two mortgages of $2,500 at
6 per cent on suburban property, near McKees
Plans for the Wood Street Houses Nearly
Ready tor Exnminntlon.
The plans for the new buildings on Wood
street to supply the places of those destroyed
or wrecked by the storm will be ready for ex
amination in a few days. It has been practically
decided to erect three of the buildings of a uni
form height and style. The owner of the other
boue has not yet decided whether to adopt the
same plan or put up something a little different.
Great pressure is being brought to bear in favor
of uniformity throughout, and this, it is
thought, will be the result.
It is argued that inasmuch as the location is
one of the best in the city a uniform front
would present a more attractive appearance
than a broken one.a nd hence would bring a
better price. There as some talk yesterday
of making the buildings six stories high.
A DrlT at Atchison Affects tbe Entire
Stock List Boston a Heavy Seller
Tbe Bulls Rnlly and Recover
Lost Ground.
NEW York, January 28. Tbe stock market
was again very dull to-day except at tbe open
ing and tbe close, and prices were, on tbe aver
age, on a higher plane than the final figures of
Saturday. The trading In the general list.how
ever, presented little or no feature of interest,
being confined to scalping operations of the
room traders. Tbe Atchison statement was
seen to have been quite effectually discounted,
although the bears on the strength of the large
deficit shown for the year started in at the
opening to hammer tbe stock down. Tbe drive
was i-evere, and the price of the stock was
brought down less than 1 percent. Heavy
selling was done by Boston houses, but the
local contingent were not idle.
The movement extended to Missouri Pacific
and the stock did not show the recuperative
power that Atchison did, suffering not only
more in tbe decline, but it failed to recover
when the rest of the list grew strong as Atchi
son did. London was a moderate buyer in tbe
early morning, but the foreignpurchases were
not a factor in the stock market, although
they were specially significant in the bond list.
There were a few shares which developed
marked strength, such as Pullman and one or
two other specialties, but they had no effect
upon the general list. The news of the day
was of an encouraging character, especially
that the Presidents in session at Chicago hail
made a settlement of the territorial question.
The lack of success by the bears in getting the
list down after the first hour finally started a
covering movement wnicn assumed large pro
portions in the last hour, and Atchison not only
recovered all its early losses, but something in
First prices were generally from JK per
cent higher than Saturday's final figures, in
sympathy with the higher market for Ameri
cans in London, but the drive at Atchison and
Missouri Paciflc soon started a downward
movement in the general list. Atchison vield
ed ljgand Missouri Pacific IK. and while Lack
awanna was attacked rather sharply Its loss
was only fractional and the impression on the
rest was entirely insignificant. The close was
active and strong, and generally at the be-it
rices of the day. Missouri Pacific is down
,;, and Pullman rose 3, Atchison lk and Lou
isville and Nashville 1 per cent.
The railroad bond market was more active
than any day so far th:R vear, the sales of all
issues reaching $3,757,000. But the great
feature of the dealings was the extraordinary
demand for the leading issues, especially tbe
4, which furnished $1,124,000 out of the 'total.
The first Incomes contributed $358,000, and tbe
Chesapeake and Ohio 4s certificates $260,000.
The tone of the market was very strong and
marked advances were established all over the
list, the most important being Green Bay in
comes 3, to 2L
Tbe following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch bv Whit
ney Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Open- HlRh- Low
injr. est. est.
Am. Cotton Oil 56V
1W 973
109 V
Atcn., Ton. & s. F.. 49
Canadian Pacific 51
Canada Southern 51
Central of .New Jenev. I
Central 1'aciac 33
C. Bar. Oulncv..
C Mil. & tft. Paul.,
65 J
C, M11.& St. P.. pf..101 102
C, Rock 1. A P mH 88X
C, St. L. & Pitts
C, bt. I.. & Pitts, pf.. 31
C, St. r.,M. iO 32
c, st. p.,m. & o., nf. tan
C. & NorthwcsterrfS..t07 1075
C& .Northwestern, pf.
C. CC.&I 57J 7
Col., Coal & Iron 30 M
Col. & Hocking Val .. 25M 25)i
Del., L. & W. 140S
Del. & Hudson 136 13Gj
Denrer & Bio U., pf... 44 ....
E.T., Va. &4a.. ....... 8 8
E.T.,Va. &Oa.. lstpr
K. T Va. Jt Ga. 2d pf. 21 22
Illinois Central 114
Lake Erie, (Western
Lake Erie & West. pr.. SIX M
Lake Shore AM. S 102J K2X
Louisville 4 Nashville. 56 53,
Michigan Central
Mobiles Ohio
Mo.. K. ATexas
Missouri Pacific 72V 72M
New York CcntraL 1
N. Y.. L. E. & V 23X 28X
H. Y., L. E. & W.pref 65 65
N. Y C. &St.L...
J. Y., C. St. L. of.
N.Y., C. &St.L. 2dpr
N.YJtN. E 4i 45
N. Y., O. & W 16 IMS
rrolk A Western..
Norfolk & Western, pf 6I Bllf
Northern Pacific 2i'4 VM
Northern Paciflc prof. 59 59y
Ohio A Mississippi... . 21 22
Oregon Improvement
Oregon Transcon 3)"$ 30S(
PaciflcMall 35 36
Peo. Dec. AKvans
Phlladel. A Heading.. 48i 4Sf
Pullman Palace Car... 193) 1M
Richmond A W. P. T.. 23S E1K
Ktchmond ft W. f.T. pf 77i 77!i
St. Paul A Daluth.....
bt. Paul A lluluth pf.
St. P., Minn. AMan...lOO' 100
St.L. A San Fran 24 24
St. L. A San-Fran pf.. 62) C2
bt. L. A San F.lst pf.
Texas Pacific I9K 20
Union Pacific 63 63H
Wabash preferred
Western Union S4H Z4H
Wheeling A L. E 64 Wi
01 S
106 107
.... 141
29 29M
25$ 25jJ
1394 140K-
136 136V
21X 21
.... 115
S3 53
101' 102
57jJ SSSj
.... US)
70 71
.... 10Sj
iS'i 2Sv
64! 64
4Hf 45M
16 I6H
51 H M's
25 25K
W 59M
21H 21
304 30X
X 35s'
47 MM
195 197V
au tan
77 78
10O 1005a
243 UH
62M Sii
.... 110)4
19V 20
62M 63
64H 84M
64M 64H
An Improvement In Atchison Sets tbe Market
on Its Feet.
Bostoit, January 28. The stock market
opened ratherweak this morning, influenced by
the heavy condition of Atchison. With the
subsequent improvement of that stock the gen
eral tone was stronger.
Atch. A Ton.. 1st 7s. 119WI
Atch. ATon. It. IS. .. 50J?
Old Colony 170
Rutland preferred.. 37Jf
Wis. Central, com... 18
Wis. Central pf.... 33
AllonezM'fcCo.(netr) 31
iusion a AiDany...jiu
Boston A Maine.. ...177K
c. a. so. 109
Clnn. san. A Cleve. 25H
Kastern R. K 93
Eastern it. It. 6s 125
Flint A PereM 29
Flint A Fere M. nW.100
K.CSt.J.AC.B. 78.123
Mexican Cen. com.. 13)j
M. C, IstMort. bds. 66 H
. X. s. AewKnz... 45H
N. Y.A.NewEne 7S.126
uiumei a Lecia....zji
franklin ,
Hell Telephone,
Water Power..,
San Diego
Machinery Wanted in Madras.
The correspondent of the Glasgow JIail in
Madras says that there is soon likely to be a
demand there for machinery to be used for
agricultural purposes, such, for instance, as
water-lifts, pumps, sugar-cane mills, and also
agricultural implements of various kinds. It
appears that Madras is fast becoming an agri
cultural province, and that tbe native or local
production of such things as those already
enumerated is but small at present, and Is not
likely to increase to any apprecia
ble extent for at least some time to come; there
fore a large development of the import traffic
is expected.
Philadelphia Stocks.
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad 54V hiH
Keartlng Railroad -t!i 24 3-16
Bnflalo, Pittsburg and Western 12 12
Lehigh Vallev 54V
Lehigh Navigation ol'i 52
Allegheny Valley bonds 113 ....
U.Co.'s New Jersey 225 2K
Northern PaciSc 25 25
normerni-acinc preierrea Wi w
mining Stocks.
New York, January 28. Mining stocks
closed: Amador, 150: Caledonia, 260; Consoli
dated California and Virginia. 850; Common
wealth, 550; Deadwood. 165: Hale and Nor
cross, 5: riomestake, 1250: Iron Silver, 3;
Mutual, 140; North Belle Isle, 250; Plymouth,
E; Savage. 3; Sierra Nevada, 3; Union Con
solidated, 295; Yellow Jacket. 440.
Business Notes.
"Foe Sale" is the legend posted on abont a
dozen handsome new houses between Shady
side and East Liberty.
L D. Bailev presided at the afternoon stock
call yesterday. He closed tbe session with
such vigor as to break his gavel.;
It was reported yesterday that Carnegie,
Pbipps & Co., bad purchased a block of ground
on Fenn avenue, near Garrison alley, unon
which to erect general offices for the company.
J. N. Hill, J. P. Moore and N. C. Smith
have been appointed Room Committee of the
Petroleum, Grain and Metal Exchange by tbe
directors in place of those recently elected who
declined to serve. E. E. Lyon, F. D. Morris
and A. B. Wetherell have been elected mem
Three hundred and eighty-five cases of ty
phoid fever are reported at Lakeview, Chi
cago, and new cases develop every day.
Mrs. Barrow, who pleaded guilty in Phila
delphia to murdering her husband, was yester
day sentenced by Judge Hare to be hanged.
A boiler exploded in the sawmill of It. H.
Perkins, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., Saturday night,
killing three men and fatally injuring three
Mrs. Nancy Edgarly, of Wolfboro, N. H.,
died Saturday at the age of 104 years, 5 months
andiSdajs. She retaiued all her faculties to
the last.
Abont 40 wooden buildings in Dutch Flat,
Cal., comprising the Chinatonn of that place,
were destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss 520,000;
no insurance.
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
afternoon accepted following bonds: 4 per
cent, registered, $97,300 at 109; 4 per cent,
coupon; $5,000 at 109.
C.P.Huntington, of the Central Pacific
Kail road Company, was given a private hearing
yesterday by the.Senate Committee on Pacific
roads, which has the Mitchell bill now pending
before it.
One of the large cottages at the lunatic
asylum, at London, Ont., containing some 75
patients, was burned Sunday night. The
patients were all got out without accident. The
loss is $10,000. a. spark from a pipe smoked by
a patient is supposed to have caused the fire.
At Deyton, Tenn., yesterday Colonel S. B.
Northup was shot and killed by Policeman M.
H. Dougherty. The policeman bad been or
dered out of a room by Northup, who followed
him out and struck him several times with a
cane. Dougherty pulled a revolver, placed it
against Northup's side and fired, inflicting a
wound from which the victim soon died.
At a schoolhouse near Williamsburg, O.,
Saturday night, while a crowd of people who
had attendeu a debating society wero passing
cut from the building, a mischievous boy pulled
the bell rope, and by some means tbe be 1 was
thrown from the frame work In tbe cupola and
fell on tbe crowd below, killing Wm. Wacker
bv crushing his skull, and seriously injuring G.
W. Mount and Sparr Kidd.
United States Senator Camden, of West
Virginia, has just completed the formation of
two companies to lurtner develop the coal
fields of West Virginia. One is the Mononga
hela Railroad Company, and the other the
Upper Mnnongahela Coal and Coke Company.
The capital stock of 5J2,0OO,00O has been all sub
scribed and will not be put upon the market.
Traffic arrangements have been made with the
Baltimore and Ohio, whicb, it is expected, will
prove of mutual benefit.
The House Committee on the Judiciary
held a special meeting yesterday to hear ad
dresses lrom members of tbo Woman's Suffrage
Association in support of tho amendment to
the Constitution nf tbe United States granting
tbe elective franchise to women. Among tbe
speakers were Suan B. Anthony, Elizabeth
Beechcr Hooker, Rev. Olympia Brown, Mrs.
Colby, editor of the If'oman' Journal, Mrs.
Duniday, of Oregon, and others.
Judge Jackson, of the United States Circuit
Court, rendered a decision in the case of
Winters and others against Receiver Arm
strong, of the Fidelity Bank, Cincinnati, in
which the question of tbe validity of the second
issue of 1.000,000 of stock was at issue. The
Judge held that there was no such legal issue,
that the money subscribed and paid for such
stock did not make subscribers liable for
bank's debts in proportion of their holdings of
tliatjssue, but instead they became creditors
of the bank to the amount of stock of the sec
ond issue for which they have paid.
Tbe President has commuted the sentence
of James D. Fish, formerly President of the
Marine National Bank, of New York, who was
convicted in April, 1885, of misapplying tbe
funds of that bank, and sentenced June 27,
1SS5, to ten years imprisonment in tbe State
prison at Aubum, N. Y., upon the first count
of the indictment,with the statementthat Judg
ment for a like punishment will be entered
upon conviction bad under ten other counts of
the indictment. The President says bis chief
reason for-'the commutation is because of Mr.
Fish's growing infirmities. The action of tbe
President will cause tbe release of the ex
President of the Marine Bank MayM next.
"29, . '"18801
Blue Monday irf Produce lines, Trade
Continues Qufet.
Grain and Hay Receipts Light, and Tone of
Trade Better.
Office of Pittsburg Dispatcit, I
Monday, January 23, 18S9. $
Country Produce, Jobbing Prices.
Another blue Monday must be recorded in
produce lines. It is too early in the week to
develop any new features in trade. Certainly
nothing of an encouraging nature has thus far
put in an appearance, unless it be wilder winter
weather. Last week started out in the same
line, but did not come in well on tbe home
stretch. It will require.not a little hustling for
trade to make up lor lost time in the remain
ing one-third of winter that is still before us.
The two-thirds behind, have furnished few
crumbs of comfort to produce commission
merchants. Between drooping markets and
the decay of stuff, dealers have found "Jordan
a hard road to travel."
Beaks Navy from store, primehandpicked,
S2 002 10 per bushel; medium, S2 00: Ohio and
Pennsylvania do, prime and medium, 12 W
2 10; imported do, SI 902 00: Lima, SJc per ft;
marrowfat, S2 752 0 per bushel.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2830c; Ohio do,
2326c: fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country
rolls. 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 28
Beeswax 2325c per for choice; low
grade, 1618c
Cider Sand refined, S6 507 50, common,
13 50J1 00: crab cider, $8 008 50 ft barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c gallon.
Cheese Obio cheese, fall make, 1212Xc;
New York, fall make, 12K13c; Limlmrger,
UK12Kc: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313c
JJniED PEAS SI 451 50 f? bushel; split do,
2Ji3Vic W B.
Egos 1517c dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, $1 00 to SI SO TR barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 2oc 1 fi; cranDerries, 800
barrel: $2 4002 50 j? bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots. 3035c ty ft.
Hominy S3303 40 V barrel.
Honey New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c J? bushel; 52 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 2o3 50 for Jer
sey sweets.
Poultry Live chftkens 5570c ft pair;
dressed chickens. 1315c pound; turkevs, 13
15c dressed fl pound; ducks, live', SO-gfcc W
pair; dressed, I314c $1 pound; geese, 10
lie ft pound.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Bs to bushel. S6 per
bushel; clover, large English, 62 Bs, S6 25;
clover, Alsike,S8 50; clover, white, i9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 Bs, SI 85: bine grass, extra clean,
14 Bs, 51 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 Bs, SI 20;
orchard grass, 14 Bs, S2 00; red top, 14 Bs, SI 00;
millet, 50 Bs, $1 25; German millet, 50 Bs, S2 00:
Hungarian grass, 43 Bs, S2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per B.
Tallow Country, 4K5c: city rendered,
TropicaIi Fruits Lemons, S3 501 50 fl
box; Mussina oranges. $2 503 50 fl box;
Florida oranges, S2 753 00 13 box: Jamaica
oranges ncv, $4 S05 OU fl barrel; Malaga
grapes. 5 607 00 i keg: bananas, $2 50
firsts, SI 50i2 00; good seconds 53 bunch; cocoa
nuts, $4 00 J1 hnndred;new figs, 1214c fl pound;
dates, 5Kc V pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050o doz. bunches;
cabbages. S3 005 00 jp 100; onions, 50c f) bushel:
Spanish onions, 7590c fl crate; turnips,' 30
40c fl bushel.
Groceries. 0
Coffee options have advanced a few points in
Now York, and prices are very firm for the
green article. Another week such as last will
bring another rise in roasted coffee. Such is
the present outlook.
Gbeen Coffee" Fancy Rio, 2021fc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Kio, 19c; fair Rio,
1SIS4c; old Government Java, 26c; Mara
calbo, 2122c; Mocha. 3031c; Santos, lSJi
22c: Caracas coffee, 1921c; peaberry, Rio. 20
21Kc: Laguayra, 2021c.
Roasted (in papers Standard brands,22c:
high grades, 242fi)c; old Government Java,
bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 2627c; Santos. 21
22Xc: peaberry, 25c; choice Rio. 24c; prime
Rio, 2ljc; good Kio, 21c: ordinary, 20c
SPICES (whole) Cloves, 212oc: allspice, Vc;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7080c.
1 -.i roleum (Jobbers' prices) 110 test, TVc;
Ohio, 120, 8jc; headlight. 150, 9c; water White.
10Kc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, llc;
rovaline, 14c.
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c: choice sugar
syrup, 3536c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, old. 48c: choice. 45c:
mixed. i042c; new crop, 4350c
Soda Bi-carb in Kegs, 34cj bl-carb in s,
5c: bi-carb, assorted packages, o?i6c; salsoda
in kegs, lKc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9Jc; stearins,
per set, SUc; paraffine, llfai2c.
Rice Head. Carolina, 7c; choice, 6
7c; prime. 56Kc; Louisiana, b6J$c
Starch Pearl, 2&c; cornstarch,5i7c: gloss
starch. 5?i67c.
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-B pack
ages, 8Kc: cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds,
Lan per B, 20c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c;
walnuts, nap., 12J15c: Sicily filberts. 12c:
Smyrna Us. 12)il6c: new dates, 5J6c: Brazil
nuts, 10c; pecans, 11015c: citron, per B, 21022c;
lemon peel per B, 1314c: orange peel, 12Jc.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per B, 8c; ap
ples, evaporated, 6Jf7c; apricots, California,
evaporated, 1518c;peaches,evaporated, pared,
2223c; peaches, California, evaporated, un
pared. 1213Kc: cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 506c; raspberries, evap
orated, 2124Kc; blackberries, 7K8c; huckle
berries. 10012c
Svgars Cubes, 7c; powdered, TJfc; granu
lated, TJc; confectioners' A. 7c; standard A,
7c;softwhites,&6V r:yellow,cboice, b6Jc;
yellow, good, t$i6Si.; yellow, fair, 6Jc; yel
low, dark. 5?c.
PiCKXES-iledinm , bols (1,200), SI 75; me
diums, half bbls (600), $2 85.
Salt No. 1 ft bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, ft bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl. Si 20: coarse crvstal, ft bbl, SI 20;
Higgin's Eureka. 4 bu sack. S2 80; Higgin's
Eureka. 16-14 B pockets, S3 00.
caijned Goods standard Peaches. SI 500
1 60; 2j-, $1 3001 35; extra peachci, SI 3501 90;
pie peaches. 90c; finest corn, SI 3001 50: Hfd.
Co. corr.. .'vg90c; red cherries, 90lJ1 00: lima
beans, SI 10: soaked do, 85c: stringdodo.7585c:
marrowfat Deas. SI 1031 15: soaked ueas. 70
75c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama no, 52 75;
damson plums, 95c; green gages, SI 25: egg
plums, S2 00; California pears, S2 50; do green
gages, S2 00; do egg plums. $2 00; extra white
cherries, S2 90: red cherries, 2 B. 90c: raspber
ries, SI 1501 40; strawberries, SI 10; gooseber
ries SI 2001 30: tomatoes, 92005c; salmon, 1
B, $1 7502 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash, 2-B
cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 24s, SI 2501 60;
corn beef. 2-B cans SI 75; 11-B cans S13 50r
baked beans, SI-4001 45; lobster, IB. SI 75
1 80: mackerel. 1-B cans, broiled, SI 50: sardines,
domestic, lAf, S4 2504 50; sardines, domestic
JS S8 2508 50; sardines, imported. Js, Sll 500
12 50; sardines, imported. Xs. S18 00: sardines,
mustard. $4 00; sardines spiced. Si 25.
FISH Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S36 ft
bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do. messed,
S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
Pollock, 4c ft B; do medium George's cod, 6c;
do large. 7c: boneless bake, in strips. 6c; do
George's c In blocks, 07c Herring
Round shore. S5 50 ft bbl; split. 7; lake. S3 25
10U-B nan dm. White fish, S7 ft 100-B half
bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 ft half bbl. Finnan
badders 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c ft B.
Buckwheat Flour 202o per pound.
Oatmeal SB 3006 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, 59062c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change were 47 cars, against 49 this day week.
For tbe three previous Mondays receipts were
77, 67 and 61 carloads. Receipts to-day were:
By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago, 2 cars of
wheat, 8 of bay, 2 of middlings, 3 of flour, 1 of
e. corn, 2 of feed. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati
and St. Louis, I car of millfeed, 13 of bay, 8 of
corn, 4 of oats, 1 of middlings. By Baltimore
and Obio, 2 cars of hay. Thve was bnt one
sale on call: One car sample oats, 314c, spot,
P., C. & St. L. Wheat is still onlthe ascending
scale: No. 2 red was offered at SI 07, and SI 01
bid. The signs are that cereals have touched
bottom. Retailers complain that there is large
room for improvement in quality of stnff com
ing to the front. , Choice stuff finds ready cus
tomers at quotations. Low grades move slowly.
While theuseason past has been one of great
abundance, it-has yielded a larger proportion
of Inferior grain trade than usual, if we are to
judge from that which has already come to
WHEAT-Jobbing prices No. 2 red, SI 01
1 05; No. 3 red, 90095c
Corn No.2vellow,ear,39Ji01Oc;hlgh mixed,
ear. 3S39c;No.l vellow, shelled, 38039c: high
mixed, shelled, S60Sc: mixed, shelled. 35036c
Oats No. 2 white, 8333Xc; extra No. 3,
3203354c; No. 3 white, 3131Kc; No. 2 mixed,
Rye-No. I rye. 55056c: No. 2, 50052c; No. 1
Western, 52053c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 90095c: No. 2
Canada, 83085c;' No. 3 Canada, 78080c; No. 2
Western, 75078c; Jlo. 3 Western, 65070c; Lake
Shore, 75080c
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, 8 50
6 75; spring patents, S6 7507 00: fancy straight,
winter and spring. So 7506 00; clear winter,
S3 5005 75; stright XXXX bakers', 55 2505 50.
Rye flour. S3 75.
Corniieal In paper. 6070c
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, S20 600
21 00 ft ton; brown middlings 817 50018 00:
winter wheat bran. S15 50016 00; chop feed
S15 00018 00.
HAY Baled timothy, choice. 115 60016 00;
No. 1 do, S15 00015 23: No. 2 do, $12 OO01S 00;
loose from wagon, $23 00026 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. S10 00010 50; No. 2, J9 0009 50; packing
do. So 0005 50.
Straw Oats. S8 0003 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 0007 25.
Large hams, 18 Bs and upward, 10c; medium
hams, 14 to 18 Bs. lie; small hams, 14 Bs and
nnder, lljc; picnic or California hams, 8c;
boneless (in skins), HKc: sugar-cured shoul
ders, Sfec: bacon. Sc: dry salt, 9c; breakfast
bacon, 10c; rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders),
Vfic; regular smoked sides, 9c; bellies,
smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8c;
ueiues, ary salt sines, jc; arieu Deer, sets i
pieces 10c; dried beef, fiats. 8c; dried beef,
rounds. He: dried beef, knuckles, lie: pork,
mess. $10 50; pork, family, S17 00; pig pork, half
barrels, 59 00; long sausage. 5c Lard
Tierces. 325 Bs 7c ft B; half barrels. 120 Bs,
72c ft B; tubs, wooden. 60 Bs. 7c ft B; buck
ets, wooden. 20 Bs, 8c ft B: 3-B tin pails. 60 Bs,
8c ft B; 5-B tin pails bO Bs, SJic ft B;10-B tin
Sails, 60 Bs. 8c ft B; 20-B tin pails, 80 Bs, 8c;
1-B tin pails, 100 Bs, 7Jc ft B.
Dressed Meat.
Armour t Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 Bs 50
5Kc: 600 to 650 Bs. 66c: TOO to 750 Bs, 797Jc
Sheep. 7c ft B. Lambs, 8c ft B.
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