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!fe LltE STOCK.
Features of Trade for the Week at
Central Stock Yards.
THE CATTLE MARKET UNCHANGED.
Light Run of Sheep and Lamhs Brings
Advance in Prices.
HOGS, TOO, JOIN IN THE UPWARD 1IOYE
Office of the Pittsburg Dispatch, i
Wednesday. January 30. 18S9.
Monday's receipts ot cattle were 85 loads,
about the same number as the previous
Monday. Among the receipts were eight
loads of stackers weighing about 800 pounds,
which did not meet with a very brisk de
mand. In fact a few were left unsold at
last accounts. It appears to be too late in the
season for a good trade in stokers. With the
exception of these the grade of cattle received
varied very little from last week. The run this
week consisted mainly of light welchts. This
class has met with readiest sale for some weeks
The few loads of heavy cattle received were
heavy in more than one sense, as demand lor
this grade was very slow. There were two car
loads weighing 1,470 pounds which brought
4 50. The same would have readily com
manded S5 00 per hundred two or three weeks
ago. A few heavy cattle remained unsold to
day. "While there is no change of price this week
as compared with last, there is no improvement
in tone of markets. If any difference trade
has been slower, excepting for good butcher
stock weighing from 1.100 to 1,300 pounds. The
complaint all this season among stockinen has
been that too much heavy-weight live stock is
coming to markets.
Farmers all over the land appear to have come
to the conclusion that they can get most for
their corn by putting it into cattle and hogs.
This has broucbt an overdone ol heavy-weights
which makes them slow of sale.
Veal calves continue in small supply and are
firm at prices ranging from 6 to 7c, according
Sheep nnd Lnmbs.
The run of sheep has been very light, lighter
than for some weeks past. Receipts on Jlon
day were 18 loads, and Tuesday 12 to 15. The
small supplies have stiffened prices, which are
1525c higher tnan ruling rates last week.
Some put the advance at still hiirher figures.
Prices here were more than Jc bisher on
Monday than at Buffalo. Extra 90-pound
wethers were 6old at 6gt The improve
ment in prices was mostly for choice sheep, as
the supply was far short of wauts.
Lambs were scarcely any higher than last
week. Markets here for sheen and lambs have
been as good, if not better, this week than any
place in the land.
"With a very light run of hoes all week prices
have been steadily advancing. Tuesday's re
ceipts were 12 cars, to-dy's still less. Yester
day prices were advanced 10 to 15 cents all
along the line, and Mock was all cleaned up.
Still further advances are reported to-day. The
ranre of prices is $5 30 to So 43.
From Chicago the word comes that receipts
there to-day are 20,000 head, and prices 5 cents
above yesterday with markets firm. The run
of heavy hogs has not been as large this week
as for months past. Cincinnati proves a better
market than ours for heavy w eights, and many ,
snippers wno wouia naturally sena noct Here
are shipping of late to the Queen City. The
hogs mw v, anted here are those v. eighuig from
200 to 250. Those above 300 go very tow this
McCnll & Co.'s Review.
The supply of cattle this week was fair.
Market steady at about last week's prices. We
give the following as ruling prices: Prime, 1.300
to 1,600 lbs.. Jl 404 80: good, 1,200 to 1,400 lis.,
S3 754 25; good, 1,000 to 1,200 Jts S3 504 00:
rough fat, 1,100 to 1,300 Us., S3 403 65; com
mon to fair. POO to 1.000 lis, S3 OujjS 25; bulls
and fat cowN S2 002 75; tresh cows and
springers, S2040 per en r.
The receipts of hogs this week were light.
Market active on light Yorkers and slow on
heave We quote as follows: Philaaelphias.
$4 905 10: best light Yorkers, S3 355 40; heavy
Yorkers, So 255 30; rouchs, S4 001 50.
The receipts of sheep Monday and Tuesday
were light, and the market ruled strong at an
advance of 15S30c per cwt. on all grades. To
days receipts light. Market firm at the fol
lowing quotations: Prime Ohio and Indiana
wethers, weiehinc here 110 to 120 fts,S4S0
5 15: good wethers, 90 to 100 lis S4 604 90: fair
to good mixed, fo to 90 lbs. S4 254 60; common
to -fail, 70 to SO Jbs, S3 003 40; prime lamhs,
75to90Jls, S57o6 40; fair to good, 50 to 63
S5 005 40: veal calves. 110 to 140 lbs, S6 25J8
7 Ou. Prospects favorable for coming w eek.
New York Beeves Receipts, 1,500 head, of
which 40 carloads were for city slaughterers
direct; 33 for the market and 10 for export; 23
carloads of sale cattle were in the pens from
previous arrivals; marketfirm and higher; com
mon to best steers, all natives, sold at S3 70
5 20 per 100 pound: bulls and dry cows at S2 00
3 35: exports to-dav 550 beeves and 2,03)
quarters of beef. Sheep Receipts, 6,700 head;
market firm for good stock but dull and easier
for inferior and common: extremes sheep, 4
6c per pound: for lambs. 5;i6Sc: general sales,
455?ic sheep: 6K"Kc lambs. Hogs Re
ceipts. 6.200 head: all for slaughterers direct:
market nominally steady for live hogs at S5 40
do o for 100 pounds.
Chicago Cattle Receipts, 12,000head: ship
ments, 4,500 bead; market weaic and 10c low
er; choice to extra beeves, SJ 154 fco; steers,
53 00i34 00: stackers and feeders. S2 103 S3;
cows, bulls and mixed, SI 403 10: Texas
steers, S2 40ffl3 25. Hoes Receipts.20.ll00 head;
shipments. 5,500 head; market hrm and higher;
mixed, S4 75o 00: heavy, S4 S55 05; light,
$4 855 15: pigs, S4 00g5 15. Sheep Receipts,
10.000 bead; shipments, 3.500 bead; market
stronc: natives. S3 005 20: Westerns, corn fed,
54 50g5 00; Tcxans, S3 00J 25; lambs, S4 90
ST. Louis Cattle Receipts. 1,300 head; ship
ments, 400 head: market, choice heavy
native steers, S3 754 20; fair to good do, S3 00
63 60: butchers' steers, medium to choice.
Si 403 10; stackers and feeders, fair to
good, SI 902 75- rangers, corn-fed. S3 003 50;
grass-fed, 1 702 60. Hogs Receipts, 3,600
head: shipments, 1,400 head; market steadv:
choice heavy and butchers' selections. S4 7W
4 SO; packing, medium to prime, S4 65?4 75;
light grads. ordinary to best, S4 75S4 90.
Sheep Receipts, bOO head; shipment 4 O'head;
market strong; fair to choice, S3 005 00.
A WISE PRECAUTION.
Violent Death of a Sinn Who Wns Insured
One of the directors of a Pittsburg bank re
lated an incident yesterday which contains a
moral that should be carefully studied. A man
well known in business circles here, but who
lived in a neighborincton, carried an acci
dent policy of 428,000 some of it taken out
quite recently. Ke traveled considerably and
took this plan to provide for those dependent
upon him in case the unexpected should hap
pen. A short time ago he went to Michigan on
business. While riding in the cars there one
day last week, in company with three of his
friends, and having a good time, the train ran
off the track, and all lour of the men were in
stantly killed. The insurance policies, all in
Tegular form, were found in the man's pocket
and forwarded to his family, who will get the
$28,000, placing them in independent circum
stances. But for this forethought they would
have been left destitute.
IX THE SWIM.
The Bis Boroncb Up the River Struck by
a Business Revival.
McKeesport is in the swim. A real estate
agent who operates in the bigborough said yes
terday that he had never known such a demand
for property there as at present. Almost every
lot in the corporation has been gobbled for iin
prt vement or speculation largelytbe former
and people were turning their longing eves to
the suburbs. The average price of desirable
lots is about 600.
Business of all kinds, he added, was on the
jump. The project for a new railroad depot
added to the general activity. Several business
bouses were in course of construction. One ot
them would cosi about S30,000. Others were in
contemplation. The population was steadily
growins. His conclusion was that, if business
encountered no setback, of which there were
no indications, the town would soon outgrow
its borough clothes.
St. Louis Lead neglected; offered at $3 53.
New York Pig iron steady. Copper
stronsenlake, February. $17 00. Lead dull and
bteady; domestic, S3 8a Tin firm; straits,
New York. January 30. Mining stocks
closed: Amador, 130: Caledonia. 203; Consoli
dated California and Vircinia. 823T Common
wealth, 500: Deadwood. 150; Del Monte. 120; El
-Cnsto, 100; Uould and Curry, 2h5; Mexican. 335;
Mutual. 133; Commonwealth, 120; Ontario, 3800;
Ophir. 525: Pivmouth, 837; Sierra Nevada, 300;
Svage, 330: Standard. 120; Silver King, 115;
union Consolidated, 255.
Wheat Recover Lost Ground Corn and Oats
Move np n. Frnction Pork Active
nnd Steady Lard Stronger
Short IUb. Higher.
Chicago A good speculative business was
transacted In wheat to-day, and the feeling was
unsettled and somewhat nervous. Trading was
largely on home account, and the influences
governing the market principally local. Prices
were advanced Cc and closed lc higher than
yesterday. There was fair selling early in the
day, but later buying became quite general,
and credited to some large floor traders. The
offerings were readily absorbed, and at times
there was but little wheat on sale. There were
some export orders on the marketat New York
at l2c below the market, and it was rumored
that six boatloads had been taken at Baltimore.
A little better feeling was developed in corn,
and the volume of business was larger than for
several days. Trading was largely in the nearer
deliveries, and these futures exhibited tne
most strength, the premium on May being re
duced about lc Opening sales er at about
yesterdav's closing prices, the market being in
active ibr a time, then advanced Hc, re
acted a trifle and closed c higher than
vesterdav. There wa quite tree offerings of
May at 37c, and all orders to sell at that figure
were unexecuted, so liberal were the offerings.
Oats were firmer with moderate trading and
an advance of about Kc
In mess pork trading was fairly active. The
market opened firmer and 7c higher, receded
liKSoc, but quickly turned upward and an ad
vance of 20 22c was recorded. The apprecia
tion brought out liberal realizing by parties
who bomrht on therecentbreakand a recession
of 7K10c iollowed. Continued fair buying
caused a rally to previous outside figures, and
tue niarKet ciosea steauy.
Lard was in moderate demand and stronger.
Prices advanced 1215c and closed steady at
nearly outside figures.
Short ribs were fairly active and stroncer, ad
vancing 1012c. well maintained to the close.
The leading futures rancea as follows:
Wheat No. 2. January. 9Iic: February.
93W94K93V94Kc: .May. 97H9S5S
wmc: j uiv, towsiy.
Oats No. 2 January. 24X25c: February, 24
Mess Pork, per bbh January, $11 t!2H
11 75ll 62K11 73: March, Sll &KH 9
11 S2K: May; 811 93012 12411 92KI2 -
Laed. per 100 lis. February, So S7U07 02K
6 87KS7 02U: March. S6 92M" C3Q6 92K
7 03; Mav. J6 97K8S7 156 977 12.
Short Ribs, per 100 fin. February. 86 07K
66 17K6 07US6 17J; March.! 22X&6 256 22
66 23; May. 0 30b Sm&i 27K&6 o7
Cash quotation were as lollows: Flour,
quiet and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat,
9694Hc; No. 3 spring wheat, 85391c; No.
2 red. WlQWlc So. 2 corn. 3oc. No. 2
oats, 25c. No. 2 rye, 47c No. 2 barley, nominal.
No.1 flaxseed, SI 6-X Prime timothy seed. SI 48
(Si on. juess pore per Darrei. in .ck&ii wj.
Lara, per ion lb, it QiyMi Do. snort nus
(loose). S6 17Jfi6 2a
Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), S6 U06 KJJc.
Short clear sides
(boxed). S6 25(3:6 STUc Suirar Cut loaf, un-
channed. Receipts Flour, 18,000 barrels; wheat.
22.000 bushels: corn, 230.000 bushels: oats. 150,000
bushels: rye, 6,000 bushels: barley, 76,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour. 9,000 barrels; wheat.
17.000 bushels: com. 57,000 bushels: oats. 58.000
bushels; rye. 1,000 bnshels;barley,37.000bU6hels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
maiket was quiet and steady: fancy creamery,
2)26c; choice to fine. 20iT22c; fine dairies, 16
lRc: good to choice, ll12c Eggs weak at 13
New York Flour dull and unchanged.
Wheat Snot dull and nominally higher; op
tions less active; closed M?ic over este'day.
Barley more active. Barfey malt quiet. Corn
Spot a trifle firmer, with a moderate demand;
options fairly active and H6KC lower on early
months. Oats Spot moderately active and
firmer; options active and firmer. Hay quiet.
Coffee Options opened steadv: unchanged to
15 points down; closed firm at 5 15 points above
vesterday; sales. 31.750 bags, including
February, 15.60 15.75c; March, 15.500
13.75c: Mav. 15.45igi5.70c: June, 15.50
d 15.75c; July, 15.53S13.S0c: August, 15.65
13.S5c: September, 15.6516.00c: October.
15.7516.0Uc; December, 16.0016.05c: spot Rio
steady: fair cargoes 17c- Sugar Raw
quiet; sales of 1,000 bags; centrifugals, 96 test,
59-16C Molasses Sales, 200 hogsheads S3 test
at 4 l-9c: refined quiet. Rice quiet and firm.
Cottonseed oil quiet. Tallow firm; city at
55 l-16c Rosin quiet. Turpentine nominal,
45645'c. Eggs quiet and easier: Western,
1515c: receipts, 4,230 packages. Pork
strong. Cutmeats inactive. Lard higher,
Etrons, and a better export demand; sales West
ern steam spot, S7 307 35: closing. S7 40 asked;
city, S6 90; February, S7 30: March, S7 36 bid;
April, S7 40 asked: May. S7 297 37, closing
S7 40liid; June, S7 42 bid: Jul)-, August and
September, S7 44, nominal. Butter firm for
choice; Western dairy, 1319c; do, creamery,
1627c; Elsrins, 20c Cheese firm and quiet;
ST. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat was very unsettled early under foreign
advices, but became stronger later and closed
lHQlifc above yesterday; No. 2 red, cash,
92c; May. 93J94c closed at 94Jfc asked:
June.91&c, clo-ed at 91c bid; July, S3R3-)c
closed at 83KS3Xc Corn fairlv active; No. 2
mixed, csh, 3030Kc; March, 30JJc: May. 32K
32Xc, closed at 323c asked. Oats weak; No.
2 cash. 25c bid; Mav. 2Ssc. Rye lower and
dull: No. 2 cash, 4647c Barley No demand:
tothing done. Flaxseed nominal.. Provisions
stronger. Pork, S12 25. Lard Prime steam
saleable at S6 7a. Dry salt meats Shoulders,
$5 50: longs and ribs $6 30: short clear, S6 50.
Bacon Boxed shoulders. S6 75: loncs and ribs.
S7 157 30: short clear, S7 5a Bagging dull
Philadelphia Flour quiet and weak.
Wheat Opened firmer and options advanced
JiKc. in sympathy with the West; subse
quently the market reacted and closed weak at
about esterda's prices. Corn Steady, but
demand light. Oats Car lots quiet, but firm;
futures quiet but steady.
Milwaukee Flour verv dull. Wheat
active; cash, &Sr; May, Oljjfc: July, 90c. Corn
easier: No. 3, 2931c. Oats dull: No. 2 white,
28c. Rye steady: No. 1, 47a Barley firm; No.
2. 63c Provisions higher. Pork. Sll 73. Lara,
S6 93. Cheese quiet; Cheddars, 10K&
BALTIMORE Provisions dull. Butter Good
grades firm; inferior slow: western packed. 16
21c: creamerv, 2027c. Eigs steady at 14W15c
Coffee firm; Rio, fair, 17K17jc
Toledo Cloverseed dull but steady; cash.
So 35; March, 65 40.
LATE KEWS IN BRIEF.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes has presented
his vast medical library to the Boston Medical
Iowa Republicans are very much pleased at
the announcement that Blaine and Allison are
to be in the new Cabinet.
The British ship Sir Walter Raleigh, from
Sydney, N. S. W., laden with wool, went
agroutid yesterday near Boulogne. Five of the
crew were drowned.
Cardinal Lavieerie has written to thp. Ann.
Slavery Association of Paris .proposing an in
ternational Congress of all similar associations
in Europe, to be held after Easter.
The Young distillery, at Gary, I1L, owned
by Francis M. Young, was burned to the ground
early this morning. One man. Jack Keefe
who was employed about the establishment!
lost his life in the flames.
The largest fire for many years at Glouces
ter. Mass., occurred yesterday morning, entire
ly destroying a large wooden block on Main
street, owned by Jennie JacoDs and the late
Charles W. Denmson, and occupied by several
The Cleary case has been removed to
Broome countv, of which Binghamton is the
county beat. The extraordinary session of the
Over and Terminer will be called again at 10
o'clock Saturday morning, when, in all proba
bility, another boodle trial will be begun.
The Mullanphy Savings Bank, in North St.
Louis, is out about $7,500, and Louis A. Knack
stedt, the paying teller, is out of the city. It
appears that the youthful teller has been spec
ulating in mining stocks with the funds of the
bank, with the above result. The defalcation
was discovered Saturday and the teller instant
ly left town.
The latest reports from the Indian Territory
are that the United States soldiers who were
recently stationed at Oklahoma City have re
turned to Fort Sill, and that some 50 families
of "boomers" have crossed the Canadian river
ad entered Oklahoma, and that others are fol
lowing. It is also stated that quite a number
of settlers have been in the Territory for some
time, and they are now breaking np land to cul
"What spectacle is more discusting than that
oi a mau or woman witn a skiu disease which
shows itself in pimples or blotches on hands
arms, face and neck? It is simplv impure
blood. See what Brandreth's pills did for a
George Chapman, Pincening, Mich., says-' .
For four years I was in the mounted infantry
in the U. S. army, residing during that time
principally in Texas. Almost all ot that time I
jiad a crunic skin disease, characterized by an
eruption over the entire surface of my legs and
thighs, arms and chest. The doctor termed it
eczema. I had given up all hopes of ever being
cured, when Brandreth's pills were recon
mended to me. I concluded to try them, and
did so, and I have thanked God dailv since
then that I did so. I think I used them alto
gether for about three months, and, by that
time, was completely cured and have never
bad any trouble since. My skin is as clear as
any one s. Tu
REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LIM.,
401 bmlifaflcld Street, cor. Fonnh Avenue.
Capital, 5100,000. Surplus, S38.000.
Deposits of 1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. its
THINGS LOOK EOSY.
Further Expressions of Opinion on
the Business Outlook.
McKEESPORT IS IN THE SWIM.
Bears Capture the Petroleum Market and
Bole the Boost for One Day.
SWITCH AND SIGNAL CRAWLING UP
Evidence continues to accumulate of a
spring trade of unnsual dimensions. Busi
ness, of all kinds has never been in better
condition for a boom. Big crops and cheap
money, together with a disposition to "rush
things," cannot fail to stimulate all exist
ing industries and promote the establish
ment of others of more or less importance.
Said a Fourth street banker yesterday: "The
outlook for new business in Pittsburg is as
good as could be desired. I know of at
least half a dozen new firms that will begin
operations as soon as spring opens. We
have already opened accounts with some ot
these men. Besides, a number of outside
concerns, some of which have large
capital, will probably be attracted here by
the superior advantages which the city offers
in the way of manufacturing. 1 have talked
with the representatives of some of these firms,
who expressed themselves as perfectly satis
fied with their observations, and they had no
doubt their principals would be equally favor
ably Impressed. Among these probable ad
ditions to our industries is an Eastern Iron
plant that at present employs 300 men. We
also expect an important contribution from the
The same hopeful feeling predominates in
real estate circles. A Grant street agent of 25
years' experience expressed himself in this
"Business in my line has not been so promis
ing since the crush of 1873. Everything is in
demand business houses, dwellings and lots.
As proof of this I may refer to an affair of my
own. A short time ago I obtained control of
about 30 building lots in a neighboring bor
ough. The location is not of the best, being
low and swampy, but I have had such a run for,
tne lots that I expect to close them all out in a
few weeks. This shows that everything goes,
and at good prices, too. Everybody seems to
have money to invest in some description of
real estate. Another significant feature of the
situation is that there are very few forced
sales. The Sheriff's occupation is almost gone
in this respect. Looking at both sides ot the
suDjectl am inclined to think that the busi
ness season about to open will be one of the
best we have ever known."
These views are shared by capitalists and
manufacturers generally. Iron men are look
ing ahead to busy time The railroads, having
passed through their most trying ordeal, are in
condition to invest more freely in repairs and
betterments; and building operations promise
to be on a large scale These and other equally
favorable circumstances are interpreted by all
classes of business men as pointing unerringly
to a season of great commercial and financial
STILL OX THE JUMP.
Switch nnd La Norla Lead in Activity
The features of the local stock market yes
day were a further advance in Union Switch
and Signal and La Noria, and increased
strength in gas, traction and electric. Other
specialties were quiet. The total sales aggre
gated S60 shares. Bids and offers are given below:
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
110 .... 112 ....
38V 39 3S3. 39
I84 ZiX IS.S 29
7i 78 77 79
47 4S.'i 47 48.S
1- 2 IV 2
37V &h ss;, 3sy
20. 21 20 21
included 23 shares La
Fourth Sat. Bank
, n,.s. Dank, J.11U....
i S. S. Gas ('o. (liliiui.)
I Philadelphia Ui"-Co...
ulicellnp- lias ce,..
Hazel wood Oil lu
I.a Noria M. Co
Wcstlng'ee Brake Co..
The morninc sales
Noria b. o. 30 days, at $2, 150 regular at 1, 500
o. o. 'm aays. at k, iu electric at as, aim 4U
Switch and Signal at 2L
In the afternoon the sales comprised 30
shares Electric at 37 25 at 37, 30 at 38, 20
Switch and Signal at 2 20 Tuna Oil at 65M,
and 50 Pittsburg Traction at 47.
The total sales of stocks at New York ye'ter
riav were 152,467 shares, including: Atchison,
13,180; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
15,900; Delaware and Hudson, &970: Erie, 3,100;
Missouri Pacific, 9.345; Northwestern, 4,130:
Heading, 22,400: St Paul, 7,660; Union Pacific,
3,080; Western Union, 8,170.
THE MONEY MOVEMENT.
No Chnngo In the Situation at the Banks
Clearing House Totals.
Yesterday's money market was without nota
ble feature. Checking and depositing were
fairly active. Rates for call loans were steady
ato6cand 67c for time paper. Clearing
House business was rather below the average,
the exchanges being $1,756 607.31, and the bal
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at H to 2 per cent, last loan 2: closed
offered at 2. Prime mercantile paper, 46
percent. Sterling exchange dnll but steadv at
S4 S6H for 60-day bills and $4 88 for demand.
Bonds closed in New York: United States
fonrs registered, 128: do, f ours coupons, 12S; do,
fours and a half registered, 109; do, fours and a
halt coupons, 109; Pacific sixes of '95, 120.
New Yoek Clearings, $99,230,620; balances.
Boston- Clearings. S15,75S,19i; balances,
$1,631,610. Money H to 2 per cent.
Baltijioke Clearings, $1,859,176; balances.
Pnii.ADEi.rHiA Clearings, Sll.090,459; bal
Chicago Money steady; on call. 55 per
cent; time loans, 67 per cent Bank clear
THE BEAES DAVE IT.
They Get Control of Oil nnd Run It Into the
The bears obtained control of the oil market
yesterday morning and held it down all day.
The opening figures were 86Jc, the highest of
the day. The lowest point touched was 84c
The first slump was to 85c, at which New York
bought and sold. Oil City was a seller. Only
about 1,000 barrels were dumped here at 84Jc.
showing an utter lack of interest on the part of
the traders. In its main features the market
was a repetition of those of the two preceding
days, the only difference being a weaker feel
ing. The opening was 86c; highest, S&Xc; low
est 84c: closed, 85c Refined was up ike in
London and down 10 nolnts in New York. Tues
day's clearings were 758,000 barrels.
Varsous theories are set forth to account for
the peculiar condition of the market Just
when everybody except the powers behind the
throne was looking for an advance, the slump
came. The real cause may be attributed to un
certainty and lack of support, there being very
tew DuvinK orueto. iuc uncertainty in rejrara
to the disposition of the producers' 4,000,000 or
5,000.000 barrels and the prospect of two or
three wells coming in in a day or two contrib
uted to the general weakness. Experienced
operators think the market has about touched
bottom, bnt they have made the prediction so
of ten and been deceived that they are not dis
posed to bank upon their private views. At all
events, it is a good time lor the boys to make
haste slowly. The hidden hand will soon be un
masked. The total runs for the month were 1,195,796.
and the daily average 42,707; total shipments,
2.003,SS5.and the dally average 71,549; total char
ters, 1,220,116, and the daily average 43,557.
A. B. McGrew quotes puts S4 to 61; calls.
luc following taoie, corrected by Do Witt D1I
worth, broker In petroleum, etc., corner Klfth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.:
lime. Hid. Ak. Time. Bid. Ask,
Opened S6H Ss 12:45 p. it.... S5 "isv
10:15 A. M.... K M 1:00 r. H... 80 V S3
10:30A. M.... S5Hj 85V 1:15P. M.... 85V 83
ll):A. U.... 83t doV 1:30 F. M.... UV 83&
11:00a. M.... &5Vl W" 1:45 P. M.... SSM S5V
ll:I5A. M.. HH MV 2:O0r. M.... gsit M&
llrJOA. M.... SiH S5 S:1SP. u.... S5U 8o3
11:45a. 11.... SSI. 2:30 p. M.... go! J So
12:00 M Si 85 2:45 p. Jt.... S5'l 858
12:ap. M.... 80H 85V Closed && ....
12:30 p. M.. 83K 85V "
highest, S6?sc: lowest, 84Jjc:
Hew York closed at SjJtc
Oil CitT closeo at 8Sr. v
liradinra ciosea at S5c
, Mew Yortc. reitned. c
London, rettned. 6H
Antwerp, refined. lT.Vf-
Other Oil Markets.
TntJSVliXK, January 3a Opened, 86Jc;
highest, S6J6c: lowest, 84c; closed, 85c
Bradford, January 30. Opened, 86c; high
est, bSiic: lowest. SoJc: closed. 85c.
Oil. City. January 30. Opened, 86c; high
est S6Jc; lowest, 84c; closed. 85c
New York, January 30. Petroleum opened
weak at 86Jc. ic below last night's close, and
declined to 84c A partial recovery then set
in, on which the market closed steady at 8&Xc
Sates, 2,051,000 barrels.
QUITE A BUSH.
House Renters Tarn Ont In Force West End
There was quite a rush for rentable houses at
the real estate agencies yesterday. There was
also a good demand for lots, more of it coming
from the West End and Soutbside than usual
of late. There were a number of transactions,
the details of which were withheld.
Black t Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
John Turfly, for L. S. White, a lot on the east
side of Miller street, near Seminary alley, 18x100
feet for $400; also for John R. Jenkins, to
Charles McNeill, a lot on the east side of Juliet
street near Frazier street, Oakland, being 25x
165 feet, for $700. They also placed a mortgage
for $1,000, for one year, at 6 per cent, on Shady
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a brick house ot
nine rooms, with Iot20xl00, on Bluff street, near
Chestnut Sixth ward, for $4,600.
Ewing it Byers placed a $1,500 mortgage on
Sixth ward property, Allegheny City, for five
years, at 5 per cent t
Samuel W. Black fe Co., 99 Fourth avenne.
sold for James Adair, the propertv No. 821
Penn avenue, consisting of a lot IS feet 9
inches by 80 feet having erected thereon a
three-story brick building for $25,000. It is the
purchaser s intention to improve the building at
an early date. The same firm will offer at
public sale, at 10 o'clock this morning, the
premises No. 563 Fifth 'avenue. Terms, $500
cash, balance on long time. The particulars
can be found in another column.
WANT OF HARMONY
Among the Railroads Gives the Bears a
Chance Scalping; on Wall Street
Values Lost and Recovered
Bonds Very Active.
New York, January 30. Speculators are
still awaiting the final outcome of the efforts to
create harmony among the railroads in the
West and while new buying of securities
confined almost exclusively to bonds, no move
ment is made in the stock market After the
little spnrt of yesterday the market drifted
back again into most extreme dullness to-day,
and the dealings were principally scalping for
eighths and covering operations of the smaller
Dears, xne uusmess aone was only about two
thirds of that of yesterday, and four stocks
monopolized the greater portion of that A
drive was made at Atchison principally for
Boston account, but the result of the attack
was insignificant. New England was e-pecially
strong and shows a marked improvement this
evening. The specialties were stronger, and
all the marked improvements were made in
these stocks. Big Four beinc the most promi
nent for the strength displayed and closing at
the highest figures.
The opening prices were somewhat irregular,
but generally lower as compared with the final
figures or last evening, Atchison developing
decided weakness in the eaily trading. Slisht
further losses were sustained over most of the
list The trading was confined to about a half
dozen stocKs, and tne weak tone quickly disap
peared, everything except Atchison soon reach
ing higher figures than thoe of the opening.
The fluctuations were confined to the smallest
fractions, and the market drilled into the most
intense dullness, which continued unrelieved
except by the strength developed in a tew
stocks until the close, the tone continuing firm
throughout and becoming more pronounced as
the day wore along. The market closed dull,
but firm, generally at about the best figures.
The railroad bonds were still very active
although the aggregate of the sales showed a
marked falling off from that of the past two
days. The Reading issues were still the lead
ers for activity, notwithstanding that their
totals were much reduced, and the Fort Worth
and Denver lsts also became prominently act
ive. The tone of the dealings was not un varv
ingly strong to-day, and some bonds are lower,
but most of the list show advances, and Jersey
Central convertibles rose K to 125, Morris
and Essex 7s of 1900, 2 to 125, and Illinois
Central 3H3JJ to 95.
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, 57 Fourth avenue:
Am. Cotton Oil oV.i
Atch.. Top. ASF.., iQ'Z
Canada Southern MV
Central of Sen Jersey. 98 '
central racinc. ......
C, Hur. t Qulncy...
C, Mil. Jt St. Paul..
C, Mil.&bt. P.. pf..
C, Kockl. 41'
C St. L. A Pitts
C St. L. & Pitts, pf..
C St. V.. M. A O
C. St. P..M. JfcO.. Pf.
C. & Northwestern... .1C7J
u.jc jsorinwesiern, pi.
S. U. U. X 1
Col., Coal & Iron....
Col. Jt Hocking Val
Del., L. JtW
Del. Jt Hudson
Denver JtKloU., pf.
E. T Va. &Ua
Illinois Central 116'
t.ake Erie ft Western.. 16V
Lake Erie & West pr.. M
LaSe Shore & M. S l02Vi
Louisville & Nashville. 57
Michigan Central 85!
.Mobile Jt Ohio
Mo.. K. A Texas
Missouri Pacific 7IJf
eworfc Central 109J
N. Y.. L. E. fc W Z8)
N Y., L. E. Jt W.pref 65)4
N. Y., C. &St L
N". Y., (X & bt. L. nr.
N.Y., C. ASt.L. 2d pf ....
N. Y&S. E 45!i
N. Y.. oJt W lt.V
Norfolk Jt Western
Norfolk Jt Western, pf ....
Northern Pacific pref.
Peo. Dec. & Evans....
Pliiladel. A Heading..
Pullman Palace Car. ..197
Richmond Jt W. P. T.. 24K
Kichmond W.P.T.pf 78V
bt. Paul Jt Duluth.
tt P., Minn. &Man
St. L. A San Fran
St. L. A San Fran pf.. 61t
St. L. Jt San K.lst pC.HOK
Texas Pacific 20S
Union Pacific tS'A
Western Union MM
Wheeling Jt L. E 64H
The Bear Side of the Market on Top Im
Boston, January 30. The pendulum of spec
ulation swung over to the bear side of the
market this moraine. The weakness was sen
era!, with coppers, Pullman and Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy showing the more important
declines. Bonds were only a trifle weak with
an occasional improvement
Atch. JtTop. K. It.. 49Si
Kutland common.... "H
nuiiana preierrea.. zi
Calumet & Hecla....27u
Boston & Maine 177:
U.. IS. U IIS
Clnn. ban. A Cleve. 26V
Eastern It K 90
Eastern R. It. 6s 125
Flint A Pereai 29
Flint JtPereM. nfd. 96Ji
Mexican Cen. com.. 13S
M. C, IstMort. bds. 6S'
. V. ewKmr... 4S4
S. Y.&NewEng 7S.126
Old Colony. 170
Hell Telephone 209
Boston Land 7M
ban Diego 24
Closinrquotatlonsof Philadelphia, stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York titock El
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kallroad Mi 5414
Beading ltallroad 24U 24 5-16
Uufialo, Pittsburg and 'Western 12S 12M
Lehigh Valley 5412 5ju
LehlKll Navigation 5ig 53
Allegheny Valley bonds 113 ....
U. Co.'s New Jersev -rsi
Northern Pacific r52
Northern Pacific preferred 58
"Work is progressing on gas well No. 2 at
Insurance business was fairly profitable
the past year according to reports of various
Pennsylvania Railroad officials talk of
putting on more local express trains to head off
tbe traction people.
Expressions on 'Change yesterday were decidedly-unfavorable
to Senator HcLain's bill to
tax oil and gas,leases.
Captain Barbour, or the Exchange, had
another severe attick of rheumatism yester
day. He put the business through, however,
in cood shape.
The two Brush creek wells expected in yes
terday were not forthcoming. Keeler, Long
fellow iCo.'s well in the Macksbnrg district
yielded 00 barrels, but half of it was water.
Crfeamery Butter Advanced Im
proved Demand for Eggs.
TEOPICAL FKDIT MOVES SLOWLY.
Grain Exchange Waking UpSales Larger
Than for Weeks.'
A BETTER TONE TO GRAIN MARKETS
Office of Pittsburg dispatch, j
Wednesday, January SO, 18S9. J
Country Produce, Jobbing Prices.
Creamery butter was advanced 2c at Elgin
Monday. This advance will reach our markets
on Friday, when butter quotations will take an
upward turn. Eggs also give signs of improve
ment and larger purchases are reported than
for several weeks past Advices from New
York are that cheese is up from V, to ic, and
markets are firm all along the line. Trade here
in produce lines is still quiet, but all signs point
to an early revival. 'Weather gives promise of
doing better for dealers. The worst Is over,
and a start for general activity in trade circles
may be looked for any day. The past week we
bavc been having tbe darkness that precedes
the dawn of a better day. Tropical fruits go
slowly. The quality of oranges is much im
proved of late and prices are higher. Still fur
ther advances are looked for as oranges grow
Beans Navy from store, prime hand picked,
$2 002 10 per bushel; medium, $2 00: Ohio and
Fennsvlvania do. prime and medium. S2 000
2 10; imported do, 81 902 00: Lima, 5Jic per A;
marrowfat, $2 loSTZ SO per bushel.
Butter Creamery, Klgin, 2880c: Ohio do,
2326c: fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country
rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 20
Beeswax 2325c per ft for choice; low
Cider Sand refined, SS 507 SO. common,
S3 50S1 00: crab cider, J8 00S 50 barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c $4 gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, rail make, 1212Kcj
New York, fall make, 1213c; Limburger,
HK12Kc: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313ka
Qbied Peas $1 iitiil 60 ? bushel; split do,
Eggs 1415c H dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, SI 00 to $1 60 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c W lb; cranberries, S3 00
f) barrel: S2402 60 f) bushel.'
Feathees Extra live eeese, 50G0c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots. S035c It.
Hominy S3 303 40 ?) barrel.
Honey New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, S340c ft bushel: S2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 2o3 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575c S3 pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c $ pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed ft pound; ducks, live, S0tS5c J
pair; dressed, 1314c f! pound; geese, 10
11c f pound.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 lis to bushel, S6 per
bushel; clover, large English, 62 lbs, S6 25;
clover, Alsike,S8 50: clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 4o fts, SI 85; blue grass extra clean.
14 lbs, SI 00; blue grass, fancy. 14 lbs, SI 20;
orchard grass, 14 lbs, $2 00; red top, 14 fts, $1 00;
millet, 50 fts, SI 25: German millet 50 fts, 82 00:
Hungarian grass, 48 lbs, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft.
Shellbarks Si 50 I 75.
Tallow Country, 4r5c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, $3 00
4 00 $1 box; common lemons, 2 75 $
box; Messina oranges, 82 503 50 1 box;
Florida oranges, S3 00(33 50 box: Jamaica
oranges fancy, S6 607 00 ft barrel; Malaga
grapes. So 507 00 ft keg: bananas, S2 50
firsts, Jl 502 00: cood seconds bunch; cocoa
nuts, 84 0O4 SO ft hundred; new figs, 1214c ft
pound; dates, S6c ?? pound. -
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, S3 005 00 ft 100; onions, 50c ft bushel:
Spanish onions, 75Wc crate; turnips, 30
40c ft bushel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 20K21Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Kio, 19c; fair Rio,
1S1SKc; old Government Java, 26Kc; Mara
caibo, 21K22Kc: Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 1S
22c: Caracas coffee, 19J821c; peaberry, Rio. 20
21c; Laguayra. 20JtfS21Mc
ROASTED(in papers Standard brands,22c:
high grades, 24J2fiic; old Government Java,
bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 2&327c: Santos, 21
22c: peaberry, 25Kc; choice Rio. 24c; prime
Rio, 21&c; good Rio. ac: ordinary, 20c.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 212oc; allspice, ac;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nntmeg, 70S0c.
1 --i boleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7Jc;
Ohio, 120. 8fc; headlight 150. 9c; water white.
lOc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; camadine, HKc;
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, S)4c: bi-carb in s,
5c: bi-carb, assorted packages, o6c; salsoda
in kegs, ljc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight 9JJc; stearine,
per set, 8Kc; paraffine, HK12c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c: choice, 6J
7c; prime, 56;c; Louisiana, b6Jsc
Starch Pearl, 2Jfc; cornstarch,557c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers.
$2 SO; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
S2 35: Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia.
7V7Kc; sultana, Tjic; currants, new, 4JJ
oc; Turkey prunes, new, 4K4c; French
prunes, 813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft pack
axes. 8kc: cocoanuts". per 100. S6 00: almonds.
Lan., per ft, 20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c;
walnuts, nap., 1215c: Sicily filberts. 12c:
Smyrna l.,-, 12K16c: new dates, 5K6c; Brazil
nuts, 10c; pecans, llS15c: citron, per ft, 21fS22c;
lemon peel per lb, 1314c: orange peel, 12Kc
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ib, 8c; ap
ples, evaporated, 637Kc; apricots, California,
evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated, pared,
2223c: peaches, California, evaporated, nn
pared, 12X13Mc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 5fic; raspberries, evap
orated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7X8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c; granu
lated, TVc; confectioners' A. 7c: standard A,
7c; soft whites,6JilfT6T' t Tellow.choice, 6J&'6c:
yellow, good, 6j46t: yellow, fair, 6c; yel
low, dark, 5?c
PlCKLEsAMedium , bols (L200), S4 75; me
dinnis, half bbls(600),S2 5.
bait-iMo. 1 jt ddi, hoc; sso.'i ex, ft DO!, SI 05;
dairy, ?l bbl, 81 20: coarse crystal. 59 bbl. $1 20;
Higgirfs Eureka. 4 bu sack, S2 SO; Higgin's
Enreka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
uahned Goods standard Peaches. SI 50
1 60; 2ds, SI 301 35; extra peaches. SI 35l 90;
pie peaches. 90o; finest cofcn, $1 3001 60: Hfd.
Co. corn. KgOOc; red cherries, 90e$l 00: lima
beans. $1 10; soaked do. 85c: string do do, 7585c:
marrowfat peas, SI 1001 15; soaked peas. 'Oti
75c; pineapples. 81 401 50; Bahama do. S2 75;
damson plums, 95c; green gaees, SI 25: egg
plums. 82 00; California pears, 82 50; do green
gages, S2 00; do egg plums. 82 00; extra white
cherries. S2 90; red cherries, 2 lb. 90c: raspber
ries, 81 151 40; strawberries, 81 10; gooseber
ries 81 201 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, 1
lb, 81 752 10: blackberries, 80c; succotash, 2-ft
cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 21bs, SI 251 SO;
corn beef. 2-ft can, 81 75; 14-ft cans, S13 50:
baked beans. SI 4001 45: lobster. 1 ft SI T.iffl
"1 80: mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50; sardines,
domestic, Js, $4 254 50; sardines, domestic.
. 53 acxas ou; sardines, imported, as, ?ll 50)
12 50; sardines, imported, Js, $18 00: sardines,
mustard. S4 00; sardines, spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. $36 ft
bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed, 840; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 832: extra No. 1 do. messed,
SSC: No. 2 shore mackerel, 824. Codfish Whole
Pollock, 4c ft lb; do medium George's cod. 6c;
do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do
George's c . in blocks, 6K7c Herring
Round shore, 85 60 33 bbl; split. J7; laKe. S.J 25
ft 100-ft half bbl. White fish, $7 ft 100-ft half
bbl.' Lake trout, $5 50 ft half bbl. Finnan
badder:. 10c ft lb. Iceland halibut, 13c 9 ft.
Buckwheat Flour 22?:Jc per pound.
Oatmeal SB 30ffi 60 W bbl.
Miners' Oil-No 1 winter strained,
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change were 31 cars. By'Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne
and Chicago, 6 cars of hay, 1 of oats, 1 of barley,
2 of flour, 1 of malt. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati
and Bt Louis, i cars of corn, 4 of hay, 2 of oats,
1 of middlings. By Baltimore and Ohio, 2 cars
of hay, 2 of corn, 1 of oats. By Pjttsbnrg and
Lake Erie, 1 car of bay, 1 of oats, 1 of flour, 1 of
malt Sales on call were the" largest for sev
eral weeks past, aggregating 10 carloads, as fol
lows: Seven cars of Nn. 1 timothy hay, $14 SO,
February; 1 car extra No. 3 w. oats, 32c, 10 days;
2 cars No. 2 w. oats, 33c, February. Indications
are that the "winter of our discontent" is over,
in cereal lines at least, and that the revival so
long looked for is dawning. There is certainly
an improved tone to markets. We have good
grounds for believing that bottom has been
reached, and that from now on more cheery
things may be truthfully spoken tbrougu this
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, $1 04
1 05; No. 3 red, 9095c
Corn No.2vellow, ear, S9K10c; high mixed,
ear, 3S39c;No.l yellow, shelled, 3839c; high
mixed, shelled, 3637c: mixed, shelled. 8o36c
Oats No. 2 white, 3333)c: extra No. 3,
3233o; No. 3 white, 31j31)c; No. 2 mixed,
Kye No. 1 rye, S556c: No. 2, 5052c; No. 1
Barley No. 1 Canada, 90U5c: No. 2
Canada, 8S85c; No. 8 Canada, 7880c;.No. 2
Western, 757Sc; No. 3 Western, 6570c; Lake
FLOUR Jobbing prices, winter patents, $6 SO
6 75; spring patents, $0 757 00: fancy straight,
winter and spring. $5 756 00; clear winter,
$5 605 75; stnght XXXX bakers', So 255 60.
Bye flour. S3 75.
Cornmeal In paper, 6070c
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, 820 60
21 00 ft ton: brown middlings, $17 5018 00:
winter wheat bran, 815 5016 00; chop feed
815 00318 00.
HAY-Baled timothy, choice. 815 6016 00;
No. 1 do, $15 00015 25: No. 2 do, 812 0C13 00:
loose from wacon, $23 0026 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. $10 0010 50; No. 2, 89 009 60; packing
do. So 0005 50.
Straw Oats. 88 00S 25; wheat and rye
straw, 87 007 25.
Large hams. 18 fts and upward, 10c; medium
hams, 14 to 18 fts. lie; small hams, 14 lbs and
under, lljc; picnic or California bams, 8c;
boneless (in" skins), ll?ic: sugar-cured shoul
ders, 8Jl'c: bacon. 8c: dry salt 9c; breakfast
bacon, 10c; rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders),
10Jc; regular smoked sides, 9c; bellies,
smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8Jc;
bellies, dry salt sides, 8ic; dried beef, sets 3
pieces, 10c; dried beef, flats, 8c; dried beef,
rounds, lie: dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork,
mess, $16 SO; pork, family, $17 00: Pig pork, half
barrels, 89 00; long sausage, 5c Lard
Tierces. 325 fts, 7c ft ft; naif barrels, 120 Jbs.
7c f! ft; tubs, wooden. 60 fts, 7c ft ft; buck
ets, wooden. 20 fts, 8Kc ft lb; 3-E tin pails. 60 fts,
8c f) ft: 5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 8c ft ft; 10-Jb tin
Sails, 60 fts. 8c ft lb; 20-B tin pails, 80 fts, 8c;
Mb tin pails, ,100 fts, 7c ft ft.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 ft.5
SUc: 600 to 650 fts. 6ffl6iitc: 700 to 750 fts. 767KC.
rSheep, 7c ft ft. Lambs, 8c ft ft.
PINE.UNPLANED YARD QUOTATIONS.
Clear boards, per 31 S52 00tf00
Select common boards, per M 30 00
Common boards perM 3)00
Sheathing .'. 18 00
Pine trame lumber per M !2 COQ27 00
Shingles, No. 1, 18 In. per 51 5 00
Shingles, No. 2, 18 In. per M 3 75
Lath...?. .?. J. 300
Clear boards, per it S 60 00
Surface boards 20 0035 00
Clear, -lnch beaded celling !S 00
Partition boards, perM 35 00
Flooring, No.l 30 CO
Flooring, No. 2 25 00
Yellow pine flooring 30 00HO 00
Weather-boarding, moulded. No. 1..,. 30 00
Weather-boarding, moulded. No. 2.... 55 00
Weather-boarding. -inch 20 00
HARD WOODS YARD QUOTATIONS.
Ash, 1 to 4 in $40 00(350 00
Black walnut green, log run 45 0O&iO00
Black walnut, dry, log run GO 00375 00
Cherry 65 00(5,75 00
Green white oak plank, 2 to 4 in !5 00330 00
Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 25 00010 00
Dry white oak boards, Un 35 0O)O0
West Va. yellow pine, 1 inch 2O0025O0
West Va. yellow pine. IK Inch I5 0t30 00
WestVa. yellow poplar, Ktolln 25 00W30 00
Hickory, l4to3rn 18 0022 00
Hemlock building lumber, perM 13 00
Bunk rails 15 00
Boat studding 14 00
Coal car plank 18 00
BAUD WOODS JOBBING PRICES.
Ash, i to4 in fls ooiaa) oo
Black walnut green, log run 45 0ra-"jOoj
Black walnut drv. log run 30 oor&45 00
Green white oak plank, 2 to 4 In 17 00(3,20 00
Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 18 0003)00
Ury white oak boards, Un 19 0QSSOOO
WestVa. ycllowplne. Un lSOttSEooo
WestVa. yellow pine, 1 In 19 C032! 00
WestVa. jellow poplar, X to 1 In IS ooaa 00
Hickory. 1)4 to 3 in ISOOfflKon
Hemlock building timber, ft M 10 O012 00
Bunk rails , 14 00
Boat studding 14 00
Coal car plank 18 03
HEARLY DOUBLE WHAT IS NEEDED.
The County Commissioners to Uso the
Surplus of Taxation to Pay Court House
Indebtedness The Report.
County Controller Speer yesterday com
pleted his report of the estimated receipts
and expenditures of the county for the year
1889, The statement was furnished the
County Commissioners, and upon it they'
will base the millage for the year. The re
port is as follows:
Kscelpts Cash In treasury January 1, 1889,
$140,506 47: Interest $9,000: fees and salaries, $150,
000; official advertising. $12, (XX); United States for
boarding prisoners, 3400; Court of Quarter
Sessions, $10,000; Court of Common Pleas No. I,
$750; Court of Common Pleas No. 2, $750; Western
Pennsylvania Hospital at Dlxmont $1,000; out
standing taxes of former years, $200, 000; proceeds
from liquor licenses, 150,000: total, $574,406 47.
Expenditures Interest $215,000: fees and sal
aries, 8250,000; Commissioners' offlce(extra clerks),
$15,000; assessment of taxes. 30,000' election ex
penses, $22,000: constables, (7,000; Coroner's oSce.
J6,000; printing and stationery, $45,000; Court
House. 4x000: tall. 10. 000: Conrt House and fall.
$15,000; Court or Quarter Sessions. $100,000; Court of
Common Pleis No. L xlO0o: Court of Common
Pleas No. $20,000: Supreme Court. Western dis
trict of Pennsylvania, $2,000; Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, $4,000; sinking fund, $25,000;
bridges, $85,000: roads, 5,000: Pennsylvania Re
form School, $24,000; Western Penitentiary, $20, 000:
West Penn HosDltal ac Uixmont 82.000: Alder
men, etc., $20,000; contingent fund, $20,000: burial
of indigent soldiers. $4,500; now Court House, $30.
C00. Total, $1,011,530.
This makes a difference of 8437,093 53, the es
timated amount necessary to be raised by tax
ation on the taxable property of tbe countv.
For 18S8 the amount raised was $852,402 55, of
which (6j5.000 was for the new Court House.
County Commissioner Mercer thinks tbe mill
age will probably remain at four mills as at
present. The total taxable valuation will he
about 8275,000,000. an increase of 10 per cent
To offset the increase they have decided to re
vise tbe occupttion tax system and fix one
figure, about S1C0 for every occupation, as a
Supreme Court decision says that 'Where one
lawyer makes S10.0O0 a year and the otherSLCOO,
each shall be assessed the same.
This reduction wotdd make the occupation
valuation 810.000,000 instead of 534,000,000. The
money raised on a four-mill basis will be nearly
double what is needed: but a sinking fund will
be created to redeem the Court House bonds.
In the boroughs and townships an additional
levy of eight-tenths of a mill will be made for
a poor tax.
DOWN IN THE COAL MIKE.
Judge Ewine to be tho Expert on a Case of
Underneath tbe Ground.
Tbe Jefferson Gas Company wants to lay a
pipe through the lands of tbe First Fool
Monongahela Gas Coal Company. Tbe com
pany says tbe roofs of their mines will be
weakened, and the other fellons say they
Judge Ewing will soon decide whether the
digging of a trench will injure and cause to
leak the roofs of coal underneath the ground.
LOOKING UP OLD CASES.
The Criminal Court Almost Out of
and Looking Over Calendnr.
In a few days the calendar for Criminal Court
will be exhausted and old cases will be taken
up. Seventy cases were on the list, and only
one-half were tried, as the prosecutors or de
fendants in many bad skipped or gone to the
jail or workhouse themselves.
A great deal of trouble will be experiencod In
going over the old cases, as all track has been
lost of many persons concerned.
To-Dny'a Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No. 1 Welsh vs Oliver fc
Roberts; Holtzman vs Peoples' Natural Gas
Company; Napolitan ts Malatesta et al; Dick
son vs Uelaney; Hutchins vs Knoxville Land
Improvement Company; Craig vs Gregg.
Hackett vs Brown; Gillies fc Co. vs Kelly; Kauf
man Brewing Company vs Helbling: Riverside
Glass Company vs Kittanning Insurance Com
pany; Murray vs city of Pittsburg.
Common Pleas No. 2 Shubkagel vs Dier
stein; Warne fcCo. vs Robison; Mason vs Elk;
Pouudstone vs Hamburger et al; Corcoran vs
Chess Cook & Co.; McConnell et al vs Citizens'
Passenger Railway Company.
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Wes
ley C. Creal, P. J, Morrow, Joseph aud Samuel
McNaugher, W. F. Spade, George H. Havens,
James Hartzell, A. W. Gross, Thomas O'Brien,
F. C. Harbison, John Rodgcrs, Martin Mc
Caffrey, Alphonso Yugle, Teresa Lee, H. B.
Kea, w. J Caskey and Charles Keally, J.
Van Ullman, James Flannigan, Daniel Mc
Carthy et al, John Smith. Katharine Laughlin,
Mike Call ill, John Cornyn, Annie Weigant,
Thomas F. Solmon, Thomas Harrison.
Line From Lesnl Qunrtcrs.
The tooth-pulling case of Johnston vs Flower
js still on trial before Judge Magec.
Louisa Hufschmidt yesterday received a
verdict for S300 against S. B. Woodrowin a suit
for damages lor slander.
The suit of David Baudie against Guffey,
Gaiiie & Co.. an action on an oil lease, is on
trial before Judge Stowe.
Angus McAllister received a verdict for
$1,853 against the Chartiers Valley Gas Com
pany on a right of way damage case.
Robert Grauaji asks for a guardian for
tbe six children of Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, a
scrub woman in City Hall, alleging that she is
not a proper person to tike care of her chil
dren. Subpobnas in divorce were granted yester
day in the suits of Luella Riley against Charles
Jl. Riley, on the ground of desertion, and Wil
belmina Ruikoff against Ferdinand Ruikoff,
Rose Hall, of Allegheny, was convlctedlol
HC .' 'P'.AI. V? . . -X.
selling liquor without a license. Shells the
same woman who-was nnexnectedlv found' in a
) cupboard by a surprised officer, who thought
sue naa nea tne town.
The Orphans' Court has practically upheld
the decision of Register Connor in refusing to
issue letters testamentary to Christ Hauch, an
acknowledged insolvent Tbe Court says tbe
letters may be issued upon the filing of a bond.
John Mannas has entered suit against the
P., V. & C. R. R. and P. R. R. to recover $10,000
damages, alleged to have been inflicted npon
him by tbe takingpossessionof and excavating
an alley near his property on Manor street,
The County Commissioners yesterday elected
William Sheargold as watchman of the Court
House, to take the place of William Reams,
who died recently. They also chose tbe Dis
patch, limes. Commercial Qazetle and Frei
heiu Freund as the official papers of the county
What S3 Will Bay.
For the next three days we will give you
your own choice of all our fine satin-lined
overcoats, in kerseys, chinchillas and fur
beavers, many of which sold all the way
from $25 to 535, for the extreme low price of
$8. We like to see busy times in our store,
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