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A Lumberman's Views as to the Out
look of His Industry.
KESULTS OP SHORTAGE IN SNOW.
Michigan Saw Hills Closing Up for Lack
JOBBING TE1CE ALREADY HIGHER
OFFICE OF TOE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
Tuesday. Februarys, 18S9.
An interview with a representative of one
of onr jobbing lumber firms developed some
facts of interest as to the situation and out
look of this industry which are here jotted
down. The gentleman interviewed has re
cently returned from an extensive trip
through the lumber regions oi Michigan
and Pennsylvania. Following is the sub
stance of his statements: "The failure of
the snow crop up in Michigan has not been
as damaging as niight be supposed. Many
of the large lumber hims throughout that State
are provided with tramways, by which their
logs are brought to the mill. sometimes a ins
tance of 3) to 25 miles. Heavy snows are, in
fact, an obstacle to lumbermen thus provided.
I know of one -Michigan lumber firm whose ex
penses last winter amounted to 510 peraaj
keeping their tramuajs clear of snow. This
season the same firm has been enabled to bring
its logs to mill without this expense.
Snow Badly Needed.
"It may be that one-half of the Michigan
lumber that reaches the markets of the world
is dependent upon snow. This half has found
hard roads to travel this winter. Vast quanti
ties of logs still remain In the interior forests,
waiting in vain for the 6now that has not put
in an appearance. Jlore than two-thirds of the
logging season is gone, and it will be impos
sible now to bring the average quantity of lum
ber to the markets.
I saw as many as fire of Porter's Pittsburg;
engines in different sections of the Michigan
lumber region diligently at work carrj ing logs
to mills. To the firms thus provided the season
has been all that could be desired, but lumber
men, depending on the snow, do not enjoy this
"Another factor which is becoming stronger
every year is the diminishing supplies of lum
ber through Michigan. I know of one unn,
owing 250,000 acres of timber land, which will
be obliged to wind up this year because their
forests are all cleaned up. This firm for the
past 15 or 20 years has produced on an average
60.000.000 ieet of lumber annually. Thisjear
tiill wind up their business, -nith a production
of 25.000,000 feet. At Grand Rapids i visited
five lumber offices, which ara about winding
up for want of timber. Some of the lumber
firms are seeking other forests iorlds to con
quer in the cypress and pine lands of the Sunny
South and on the Pacific slope in Washington
"The failure of snow has been a more scri
ous item through the lumber regions of Penn
sylvania than Michigan. In Clearfield county
and in the ncighboi hood of Tidioute I found
any quantity of logs waiting for the snows to
come that they might reach their destination.
Fully three-fourths ot the loggingdone through
that'region is done on the snuw, and as there
has been practically no snow this winter, the
quantity that can get to market will be far
below the average. The result of this is al
ready seen in hnuncss of prices. It is too
early for much advance, but people may as
veil make up their minds to the fact that they
will have to pay more "for lumber this coming
season than last. A dealer who purchased one
and a quarter million feet of hemlock lumber
recentlj was offered J 500 by the seller not to take
it. I was compelled to par T5 cents a thousand
more for the 2,000,000 leet I bought for our
Pittsburg firm than it would have cost me last
w inter. All signs point to an advance in all
kinds of lumber for the season just before us.
Those who have houses to build may as well
accept the situation and prepare for the rise
which cannot be far away."
LITE STOCK MAEEETS.
Condition of the 3Inrl.ct at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg DisrATcir.
Tuesday. Februarys, 1SS9. J
Cattle Receipts, 510 head: shipments, 500
head: market slow at j esterdaj's prices; no cat
tle shipped to Is cw York to day.
Hogs Receipts, l,b00 head: shipments, 1,100
head; market slow; Philaficlphias, 51 T0g4 80:
pigs and Yorkers. S3 005 15; 6 cars of hogs
shinped to Jscw York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, -LS00 head: shipments, 3,400
head; market dull and a shade oH from Mon
2SEW Yoke Beeves Receipts. SO carloads
for city slaughterers' direct, and 10 carloads for
exportation alive, and 12 carloads carried over
yesterday; no trading m beef cattle: dull for
dressed beef at 5VC7. with a few choice sides
up to TtgTJJc. To-daj's cable from Liverpool
quotes American re.ngcrator beef firm at S'fe
per pound. Sheep Receipts, 900 head; 4,o00
head were earned over jesterday; extremclv
dull, with sellers and buyers wide apart, and
with less than one-fourth of the offerings
chanced hands. The limited trading was at
Sffi5c Tor poor to fair sheep, and 0Tf c for
ordinary to good lambs; dressed mutton steady
at "KSbKc; dressed lambs slow at Sg10Kc,
with very few abovp 10c. Hogs Receipts. 4.600
head, all for slauebterers direct; none offered
alive: quiet at $5 15(35 75.
St. Louis Cattle Keceints. 1.000 head: ship
ments, 500 head: market strong; choice heavy
native steers, 53 704 2j; fair to good do, 53 00
?3 E0: butchers' steers, medium to choice,
$2 40g3 20: stockers and feeders, fair to
good, $1 902 70: rangers, corn-fed, S3 003 60;
crass-fed, 51 702 4a Hogs Receipts, 4,400
head; shipments, 400 head; market stronger
and active: choice heavy and butchers' selec
tions, h .ub : nacKing, medium to prime.
53 6(M?4 80; light trades, ordinary to best
54 75ig4 90. Sheen Receipts, 400 head; ship
ments, none; market steady; fair to choice, S3 00
CHICAGO Cattle Receipts, 7.000 head; ship
ments, 2.500 head; market steady; common
slow: choice beeves, $4 251 50; steers, 52 90
4 10: stockers and feeders, S2 10Q3 40: cows, bulls
and mixed, S2 5003 00: Texas cattle, 51 903 50.
Hogs Receipts. 2,000 head; shipments, 6.000
head: market stronc and 5c higher; mixed, S4 60
Si n5: Heavy. 54 70gl hi; light, 54 754 95; skips,
54 00Q5 05. Sheep Receipts.,7,000 head; ship
ments, L500 head; market stead : natives, S3 40
do 00: corn fed westerns, 54 404 80; Texans.
53 004 25; lambs, S4 9026 00.
Bt'FrALO Cattle Receipts, none, through
or sale; lOloads held over: market steady: mixed
butchers, SZ50fc3 00. Sheep and Iambs No
fresh receipts: 2.400 head held over; qualitv
common to fair; pnce steadv; fair sheep, S3 85
6 i 25; light lambs, S3 006 2o. Hogs K o fresh
receipts offering; COO head held over; market
steadv; mediums, SI 85o 00; Yorkers, 55 20
CrscnTKATr Hogs firm; common and light,
54 255 20: packing and butchers', 54 7064 95:
receipts, 3,700 head; shipments, 700 head.
nE SAW BLOOD OX THE M00X.
A Madman Viciously Attacks nnd Fatally
Wonnd. n Pcnnnt Tender.
Baltisioee, February 5. A madman
last night stabbed an ifihoensire peanut
vender here, who, from the injury received,
died to-day. "I see blood, blood on the
moon!" excitedly exclaimed Lee "Wilier, a
young man who came here from Gloucester
Point, Gloucester county, Va., last night,
shortly before 8 o'clock, as he danced about
wildly in the cabin of the pungy Silver
Star, lying at Pratt street wharf. He had
alternately sung, danced and cried. After
making the sanguinary exclamation he sud
denly bolted out of the cabin and went
across Pratt street to Calvert street, where
Francis Valentine has for 35 years kept a
fruit and candy stand. Going up to the
stand "Yilley took a handful of peanuts
from a trav. The old man remonstrated,
when W'illey, without a word, rushed over
to the opposite corner and, breaking open a
glass case at the stand of "William Hill,
pulled out a broad sheath knife with a blade
five inches in length.
Hill attempted to seize him, but the fel
low made a stroke with the knile, cutting
Hill's coat at the shoulder. Not satisfied
with this, he made another swipe, com
pletely severing .Hill's coattails. Willey
then dashed over to Valentine and hurled
him to the ground, after which he hacked
and slashed the head of the old mon in a
frightful manner. It took three men to
drag the madman away from his victim, and
he was only secured after a severe struggle.
The hair dressed with Barry's Tricoph
erous will never decay, fall out or lose its
MARKETS BY TOE.
Wheat Firmer Under the Influence of Colder
Weather Corn Stronger, for Near
Futures Pork Active nnd
Steady Lard Unsettled.
Chicago. Trading in wheat to-day was
moro active, and the market was rather
excited. There was active covering by shorts,
and the various advances were met with more
or less realizing. An unsettled feeling existed,
and while the May delivery maintained a fair
advance over yesterday's closing, the Jnly fu
ture, after ruling higher, sold off very sharply
to a point below the closing yesterday. A con
tinuation of yesterday's firmness, influenced by
the sudden change to colder weather, carried
prices at the opening ll!ic above yesterday's
closing, then sold off with freauent fluctuations
undcr'f reo offerings lc, but later rallied lc for
May, receded ljc and closed about Ho higher
than yesterday, while July closed Kc lower.
The firmness was due in part to the strong tone
of Earopean aavlces.
Corn only moderately active. The feeling was
firmer in the near futures, while the more de
ferred deliveries showed little change from
yesterday. The market opened at yesterday's
closing prices, and under a fair demand ad
vanced KVc, and ruled quiet and Inactive,
closing He higher than yesterday.
Oats were easy.
Trading was moderately activo In mess pork
and prices fluctuated considerably. Business
was almost exclusively In contracts for May.
The market opened firm at 10c advance and
was followed by further appreciation of 57c.
Later the offerings were increased somewhat
and a reduction of 1517c was submitted to.
Near the close prices rallied 1012XC and
Quite a liberal business was transacted in
lard, and especially during the early part of
the day. The market opened rather firm at
57c advance, but this was lost during the
early part oi the day. Later the market ruled
firmer and prices rallied again and the market
A fair trade was reported for short ribs, and
the feeling was stronger. Prices were advanced
510c per 100 pounds early in the day, but a re
duction of 57J was submitted to later. Near
the cloe the market was steady and prices
rallied 25c and closed quiet.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
WHEAT N'o. 2 February. 9798K9797Jc;
March, 0SiysU1S)iQSHc; May, 51 01H
I 02K1 UUK&l ; July, 91X&91$9X
Corn No. 2, February, 35V035Hc; March,
35-K35Jc: May. 36?i36W.io3c.
Oats No. 2, February, 25c; March, 25c;
Mess Pons, per bbl. February. 511 47K
gli 47H: March, 511 57; May, 511 6011 87
II 70gll 77J4-
Lard, per 100 lbs. February, 56 95; March.
56 95fl7 02K6 956 87; May, S7 107 10
7 (C):7 02ii.
Sh'obt RIBS, per 100 Its. February, 56 10
6 10: March. 50-1086 156 106 12 May, 56 30
66 32Wfi6 25&6 27K.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour firmer
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 9797?c;
No. 3 tprinz wheat, hoc; No. 2 red, 964C
No. 2 corn. 33KS35l,c No. 2 oats, 25)c. No.
2 rye. 46)c. No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1
flaxseed, SI 60. Prime timothy seed, nomi
nal. Mess pork, per barrel. $11 5011 62J.
Lard, per 100 lbs. 57 00. Short nbs sides
(loose), 56 056 10. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), 56 OU6 12). Short clear sides
(boxed), 56 S7("50. Sugar Cut loaf,
IKSSt'Kc; granulated. 7Kc; standard A, 6c
Receipts Flour. 17,000 barrels; wheat, 19,000
bushels: corn, 2S6.000 bushels: oats. 114,000
bushels: rye, 5,000 bushels: barley, 64,000 bush
els. Shipments Floor, 10,000 barrels: wheat.
23.000 bushels; corn. 202,000 bushels: oats, 65.000
bushels; rye, 3,000 bushels; barley, 41,000
At the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steadv: fancy creamery, 27029c;
choice to fine, 2022c; nne dairies, 2022c;
good, lS20c Eggs weak at 1313c
New York Flour steady. Wheat Spot
nominally firmer; options active, irregular and
a trifle firmer. Barley quiet and lower. Barley
malt dull. Corn Spot active and easy; options
XKc lower. Oats Spot dull and easier; op
tions quiet and steady. Hay dull. Hops
quiet. Coffee Options opened steady at 5'10
points up; closed steadv tor early months at 5
points down; sales, 47,750 bags, including Febru
ary, 15.7015.S0o: March, 15.70ffil5.85c; April
and Ma v. 15.7015.S0c: June. 13.75I5.85c; July,
15.SW?15.90c; September, lt0016.10c: October,
liM.isfll6.lSc; November, 111.20c: December,
16.05&16.20C: spot Rio steady; fair cargoes,
17jc. Sugar Raw ste.ily: fair refining,
4 11-10c; centrifugal. 96 test. 5 9-16c;
refined auict and steadv; "C" 5J55c; extra
C," 5K?Cc; white extra "C." 6H63-16c:
ellow, 5J5c; off "A," 6V6 7-16c; mould
"A." 7c; standard "A," 6Jl-lGc: confectioner's
"A," 6 11-lCc; cut loaf, Sc; crushed. 8c: pow
dered, 7)fc; granulated, 7c; cubes. TJc Mo
lasses Foreign steau; New Orleans quiet.
Rice firm and quiet. Cottonseed oil nominal.
Tallow quiet. Rosin quiet. Turpentine quiet
and stead); held at 47c Eggs easier and quiet;
Western, 15)J15-Xc; receipts, 4.312 packages.
Pork unchanged. Cat meats steady; sales
pickled bellies. 7 7-167Kc: do shoulders, 6Vc
Middles dulh'short clear, 56. Lard advancedsix
points, closed two to three points off; moderate
demand: sales Western steam, 57 ."7K67 40;
city, 56 90; February, 57 38 asked; March, 57 3o
asked: April, 57 36 asked; May, 57 347 40,
closed 57 37 bid, June. 573507 40, closing at
57 3S asked; July, 57 39 asked; August. 57 40
asked: September, 57 40. Butter Fine firmer;
good Western dairy, 13Slc;do, creamery, 16
2$Kc: Elgins, 30S30&C Cheese dull; Western,
St. Louis Flour stronger; familv, $3 255?
3 35: choice, 53 503 60; fancy. Sl"2"iffil 65.
Wheat opened higher, but heavy selling de
pressed prices; a rally then occurred on strong
cables, but later prices fell back, and closed
with Mav ic above yesterday, and July c
below; No. 2 red, cash. 94c; Mav. 96)97c,
closed at c asked: June, 9393?ic; July,
S4S5Kc closed at 8481Kc Corn was weak
early, but grew stronger, and closed about as
yesterday; No. 2 casn, 29)(t30c: March, 30
30Kc; May, 32Je32Kc: Jnlv. 33K33c. Oats
very low; No. 2 cash. 25325)c bid, according
to location; May, 2Sc bid. Rye dull at 46c bid.
Barlev Nothing done. Flaxseed quiet at SI 5a
Provisions firmer. Pork Jobbing, 512 00.
Lard, SO 80. Dry salt meats Loose lots
shoulders. S5 25: longs and ribs. S6 1506 20:
snort ciear. co ooao ou. uacon anomuers,
S6 75: longs, 57 05: ribs. $7 0007 10; short clear.
t l-W&i -m. xiams, exu wi&iz w.
Cr"CIN"ATI Flour in better demand: fam.
ily, SI 104 25; fancy. 54 C04 85. Wheat
strong; No. 2 red. 9!c; receipts, 2,000 bushels:
shipments, 500 bushels. Corn firmer; No. 2
mixed. 34)c. Oats steady: No. 2 mixed, 28c
Rye unchanged. Pork dull at 512 25. Lard
strongci at S6 90. Bulkmeats firmer; short ribs,
loose, S6 25. Bacon steady; short clear.boxed,
57 CZii. Butter strong; Northwestern fancy
creamery, 30g'32c; Ohio and Indiana cream
erv, 1S025C, Snsar barely strong; hards, 7K
7J:Jc;yellos,66Jic Eggs firm. Cheese un
changed. Philadelphia Flour dull and weak.
Wheat strong and higher. Corn firm for both
export and local consumption, but little or no
speculation. Oats Carlots firm, thoneh quiet.
Provisions Demand slow; lard, 58 008 25.
Butter firm; Pennsylvania creamery, extra. 2S
29c; Pcnnsjlvania prints, extra," 30c Eggs
steady: Pennsylvania firsts, 15Kc
MrfWAfErr Flour steady. Wheat weaker:
cash, S9e: Mav, 93c; July, 90Jc Corn easier;
No. 3, 2930c Oats steady; No. 2 white, 27)c
Re sttady and fairly active; No. I, 46)ic
Barley steadier: No. 2, COc Provisions Pork,
511 45. Lara, 57 00. Cheese firm; Cheddars
Baltimork Provisions dull, quiet and
steady. Mess pork, 514 5a Batter Good
grades firm and In active demand; inferiors
dull; Western packed, 16021c; best roll. 12
ISc; creamery, 20023c Eggs quiet and firm at
14c Coffee firm; Rio. fair, 17)Jc
Toledo Cloversced dull and lower; cash,
55 20; March, 55 25.
Sr. Loris Wool quiet and unchanged.
Philadelphia Wool quiet ana prices
nominal and unchanged.
New York Wool steady and quiet: domes
tic fleece, 3038c; pulled, 20039c; Texas, 14
Boston There is a strong market for all
grades oi wool, ana prices are uncnanged. The
continued receipts of favorable news from
London supports tho position of domestic
fleeces. In Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces there
have been sales of X at 3334c; XX at 35?36c
and No. lat3Sc Michigan wool sells at 31
32c for X. Combing and delaine fleeces are
very firm and sales are readily made at lull
prices. Unwashed combing wool is in demand
a3052c for one-ouarter and thrpp.itr,t,.
blood. Territory, Texas and other unwashed
woois are in sieauy uetuanu, witn sales on a
scoured basis of 50C3c, as to quality. Pulled
wools meet with a cood demand, with sales of
super at 2530c Foreign wool is held firm.
rSrKCIAl. TELEOnAM TO THK DISPATCH.1
Brown-syille River 6 feet 3 inches and
stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer 23
at C r. in
MOKQAirrowif River 5 feet and stationary
Weather clear. Thermometer 28 at 4 p. m.
Wakren Uiver 2 Tcct 4-10 inches and sfe
tionary. Weather cold and light snow.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castona.
When she had Children, she cave them Castona.
WANT OF FOKESIGHT.
How an Old-Time Citizen Allowed a
Big Fortune to Escape Him.
A NOTABLE KEAL ESTATE DEAL.
Stocks Flat and retrolenm Floundering in
the Slough oi Despond,
HOUSE HUNTERS OX THE WAEPATE
About 1850 two well-known business men
of that day formed a partnership in Pitts
burg. One of them laid down the burden
of life many years ago, full of years and
honors. The other passed away quite re
cently. At the time of his death he was
President of one of the richest banking
institutions in the city. In the course of
business they became involved in a trans
action in which they were likely to lose a
large amount of money, and to save them
selves as much as possible, and to reduce
the loss to a minimum, they took a tec-acre
tract of land between Lawrenceyille and
Shadyside the exact location is not ma
terial to tte narrative on the theory that a
little was better than nothing. They accepted
the land under protest, but as It was all they
were likely to get from their embarrassed cus
tomer, they finally agreed to his proposition'
and became owners of what they supposed
was a piece of worthless property, that would
soon be eaten up by taxes.
A few years later the senior member of the
firm retired from business. In the course of
the settlement consequent upon the dissolu
tion, he made a proposition to his partner to
give or take at the rate of $8,000 for the prop
erty In question, which was still supposed to be
a poor Investment. The junior member, with
out a moment's hesitation, accepted 54,000 for
his halt, and left the property on the senior's
hands. He held it until just before tho com
mencement of the civil war. when he sold the
entire tract of ten acres for SiaOOO a big spec
ulation, as he thought. From that time on, as
the city grew in that direction, the property
thus tranferrcd at what was thought to be a
big figure, continued to increase in value. To
day it would bring 5200,000 under the hammer.
It is within a stone's throw of a tract that re
cently sold for 530,000 an acre
This incident points a moral as well as adorns
a tale. It shows the rapid advance of property
in the suburbs during the past two decades.
What was then a "drug on the market" is now
jumped at with as much avidity as a fish mani
fests in pursuit of a favorite fly. It also illus
trates the losses that are daily sustained by the
loss of business foresight which is a natural
instinct and not the result of education, and
which is possessed by very few persons. The
site occupied by tho great city of Chicago was
offered to a trapper for a gun and half a dozen
or so of beaver pelts. He lived to regret his re
fusal. There are still as good opportunities for mak
ing money as at the time of the transaction re
lated above, the only difference being that
larger capital is required. In the language of a
real estate agent well known for making lucra
tive investments, "Those who buy land nowand
hold on to it for a few years will be among the
rich citizens of the future."
DOWN TO ZERO.
Stock Trading Reduced to Almost Nothing
Electric Leads Philadelphia.
Trading at the Stock Exchange yesterday
dropped almost to zero, sales of 182 shares, of
which 175 were Electric, comprising all the
business transacted at both calls. Electric
braced up and forged ahead of Philadelphia
Gas. which was slightly weaker. Traction was
fiat. LaNoria showed no change in quota
tions, but there was no demand for it Bank
stocks and bonds were wanted, but they were
not in the market.
"Brokers will have to go into some other bus
iness unless trading improves," said a Fourth
avenne veteran yesterday evening. "What we
want we can't get, and what we can get we don't
want. I have have never known speculative
stocks to be so utterly neglected as they have
been for the past few weeks. The weather
may have something to do with it. I look for
an "improvement before long." The annexed
figures give a summary of the day's operations:
STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Commercial Nat. Bank 33 S3
Citizens' .Nat. Bank .. SI,"i
Fourth Nat. Bank.....
Iron & Glass Dol. bar.
It. fc. S. Bank, 1.1m....
becond National Bank.
German Nat.. All'y...
K. E.L. T. Co., All'y
Third Nat. B'k, All'y.
Wheeling Gas Co
Hazelwood Oil Co.....
Tuna OU Co
LaNoria il. Co
Union Switch .tSlcnal.
Westlng'se Brake Co..
Chartlers Valley Gas..
Washington Oil Co....
n: .... us ....
386 'JSJS 3SS "337i
28 2X M IS'i
77J4 '71 .... 78
48 41 47M 4a
lf I l's 2
SS". 38'J Kl 33'iJ
15 18 j, .... 184
At the morning call 2 shares of Electric were
soldatSS. In the afternoon trading in Elec
tric was more active; 175 shares were sold at
39. Five shares Citizens' Traction brought 78.
Before call Henry -M. Long sold 100 shares
Electric at S9K-
A..O IUM4 oan-n i ow.jU4.,n;n xuHkcaiCl
dav were 205,693 shares, including: Atchison.
12,630; Canada Southern, 4.955; Delaware. Lack
awanna and Western. 7.720; Erie. 3.100: Lake
Shore. 8,635; Michigan Central, 3,500: North
western, 10,565; Northern Pacific preferred,
4.518; Oregon Transcontinental, 11.435; Reading,
11.800; Union Pacific, 5,770; Western Union,
0. THE BAGGED EDGE.
Affected by the General Apathy in
The oil market yesterday was as quiet as a
church mouse. It was utterly featureless.
The opening was 86Jc and the close 86Jc. The
lowest as 85c and the highest 66c Within
this narrow range there was very little oppor
tunity for either side to make money. Mclvee
was a bear early in the day, but he succeeded
in dumping a very small quantity. In the
afternoon he was a bidder. The close was the
highest during the last three advances, which
is accepted by some as a symptom of a stronger
market to-day. The clearings were 1,150,000
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easv at 2 to3ner cent; last loan2; closed offered
at ii. Prune mercantile paper. 40 per cent.
Sterling exchaugo steady at 64 b6 for CO day
bills and 54 S8) Ior demand.
CIo3ing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros., Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U. S. 4Hs. I89i; rcg 107108H
V. S. 4Hs 1891, coups 109 109)
U. S. 4s, 1907, re 12S llS.S
U. b. 4S. 1C07, coops 123 Sl28
Currency, bpercent. i5rcfr 120 bid
Currency, 6pcrcent. 1896 rejr. 122 bid
Currency, 6percent, 18U7reR 15 bid
Currency, Bpercent, l&OSreg 12s bid
Currcnry, 0 per cent, 389Drcc 131 bid
The quotations on 4H per cent, rcir.. are ex-
March I Interest, and lm e been so quoted since
New York Clearings, 5167,588,688; balances,
Boston- Clearings, S16.37L523; balances,
51,883.279. Money 1 per cent.
Baltimore Clearings, $2,231,286: balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, 513,935,507: bal
CHICAGO Money steady
Bank clearings, 510,756,000.
ST0E1I AND FINANCE.
Business Men Unwilling to Fneo the In
clement Elements Cheap Money.
"We are not crowded with business to-day,"
said a veteran banker yesterday afternoon.
"Tho weather is too bad for the people to come
out I have just been down to Fifth avenue,
and cot enough of it. I don't blame anybody
for staying at home. I have some private busi
ness that needs attention, but I will put it off
Everybody seemed to feel and think with the
speaker. Business at the financial centers was
nnitn slack. CbeCkinCT Was the nnlv featnrn.
This made a good showing in the Clearing
House report, the exchanges being 52,080.772 86
and tha balances 5308.869 13. Loanable funds
are in abundant supply, and rates are barely I
steady at the Tegular quotations. A loan of
510.000 was made at 5 per cent on first-class col
lateral. A. B. McGrew quotes puts 86; calls, 87,
Tnc following tabic, corrected by He Witt XJH
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corneiWlfth
avenue and Wood street, Fittsburg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc. :
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened &H S's 12.4.IP. m.... 83 85JS
10:15A. M.... 851 SSJS 1:00P. M... 85 8S
10:30A. U.... bSH 86 1:15 rj.M.... 85 80
10.45A. M.... B5J6 88 l:30p.M.... 85 88
U.OIA. It.... 853. 86 1.45P. M.... 88H 864
11:15A. M.... 8i' 86 Z.00P. M.... 86! 66W
11:30 A. K.... 85W 85 2:15 P. M.... S6tf S6W
11.45A. II.... 83V &5ft 2:30p. II.... 86 Hi S6.H
13:00 H SoM 83 2:45 P. M.... 66H 86?s
12:25 P.M.... 85M RSI. Closed 86H
12:30 P. M.... 85ft 83fr
nlKbeet, S6Xe; lowut, 65Xc:
New York closed st ffic
Oil City closea at Efic.
liradlora closed at 8tiHc
Slew York, retlned. tc
London, redned. 6.1.
Antwerp, renneO, 17t.
f Operations in tho'Lima Field.
Lima, February 5. Following is the report
of the operations in the Lima oil field for the
month of January:
Lima district 15
i inoiay .. ...... ...................... 1
ot. Aiarv s .s.................................. u
North Baltimore 23
Lima district 8
North Baltimore 16
St. Mary's. 0
' RIGS TJP.
Lima district '. 13
Findlay -. 3
North Baltimore 20
Lima field 4
North Baltimore 2
St. Mary's 0
Other OH Markets.
Bradford. February 5. Opened, S6Jc; high
est, 86c; lowest. 85c: closed. 86c
TiTUSViLLE, February 5. Opened, 86)c;
highest, 86c: lowest, 85c; closed, 86c
OIL Cm, February 5. Opened, 86)c; high
est. 86c; Iowest,S5JJc; closed, 86Kc
New York, February 5. Petroleum opened
firm at fc6)c, but after the first few minutes
becamo heavy and sagged off to 85c A slight
improvement then occurred and the market
moved up to 86c on small sales, closingfirmat
86Kc Sales, 531,000 barrels.
.BESIEGED BI HOUSE HUNTERS.
They Tnrn Ont In Fall Force Notwithstand
ing the Bad Weather.
Real estate offices were about tho busiest
places in the city yesterday. In one or two of
them standing room was at a premium. Renters
were out in full force. No important sales were
consummated. -Progress was reported In one
of the biggest deals undertaken for several
months, and which will be a suburban sensation
when it is announced.
Graebing & Lyon. No. 135Fourth avenue,sold
to William Galliford two frame houses and a
triangular shape lot on Arlington avenue,
Thirty-first ward, city, for 52,459. They also
placed a 53.500 mortgage on Ninth ward prop
erty and a 51,000 mortgage on Fourteenth ward
property, both for thiee years at 6 per cent.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold lot 20x136 feet on
tho corner of Fisk and Geneva streets. Seven
teenth ward, near Penn avenue, for 51,300: also
lot No. 37, in tho Ruch plan, 22x100 feet, for
5300, on easy payments.
Reed B. Coyld fc Co., 131 Fourth avenne,
closed three mortgages, one of 52,500 in the
Fourth ward, one of 51,600 in the Second ward,
Allegheny, and ono of 51,000 on a property at
Linden station, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
all for three years at 6 per cent.
Back fc Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
W. C. Lyne. of O'Neil & Lync, a piece of prop
erty on Herron Hill, fronting on Madison and
Webster avenues and Monroe street, for 57.000.
James W. Drape it Co. reported that the
house and lot. No. 160 North avenue, Alle
gheny, was bid up to $19,000. and the sale was
adjourned at that figure. They placed three
mortgages of 59.000 on city and suburban prop
erties at 5 and 6 per cent. They also closed an
interest in a manufacturing business In the city
Samuel W. Black $: Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to L. Lyman for 52,500 a lot 40x120 feet on
the south side of Howe street, between Shady
avenue and Denniston avenue, Twentieth
C. Baltcnsperger fc Co., 154 Fourth avenue,
sold for Mrs. Bcnitz to S. D. Herron, Jr., of the
Fourth National Bank, three lots, each 24x100,
on Webster avenue, near the terminus of the
Center avenue car line.
BRITISH WOOL AND WOOLEN GOODS.
Interesting- Fncis and Flcnres Abont the
Trade Dnrlns tho Pnst Year.
Commenting upon the British trade in wool
and woolen goods, an English exchange says:
During the past year Great Britain imported
about 622.000,000 pounds of raw wool, alpaca
and goat's hair namely, 430,000.000 from Aus
tralia, 83.000,000 from the Cape, 35,000,000 from
India, 59,000.000 from Europe and 30,000,000
pounds of wool from other sources, beside
i500,000 pounds of alpaca and 2L500,000 pounds
of goat's hair. In comparison with these fig
ures, the Importation from Germany and other
European countries appears almost insignifi
cant. On the other hand, Great Britain ex
ported about 80.275,000 pounds to Germany,
30,000.000 to Holland, 77,600,000 to Belgium,
85,275,000 to France, 61.2o0,000 to tho United
States and a certain quantity to other coun
tries, which, altogether, left 323,000,000 pounds
for our homo consumption.
As regards tho transformation of this raw
material. Great Britain exported 42500,000
pounds of woolen yarn, which probably left a
profit to export trade in this article of follv 2,
000,000. The exportation of woolen tissues
from Great Britain amounted to about 204,250,
000 yards, valued at nearly 18,000,000. The
principle outlets for these tissues vtero Ger
many, 2275,000; Holland, 1.250.COU; Belgium. L
000,000: France. 3,000,000: North America. 5 500,
000. The remainder being mostly disposed of
in South America. British India, China, Japan,
and Australia. When compared with the im
portation from various countries, we find a
balance in favor of the British exports
amounting to nearly 15,000,000.
Wall Street Securities Show n Wenk
Front Granger Damped Almost
Everything Closes Lower Rnil-
road Bonds Strong
New York, February 5. The stock market
suffered a further diminution of interest to
day and the amount of business done under
went a further reduction. There was consid
erable selling of the Grangers for the account of
tho Westerners, and tho general opinion was
that it as short stock, but no marked selling
movement occurred in any other direction, and
while under the uncertainty of the AVcstern
situation prices wero allowed to sag, there was
little or no long stock coming out. The feature
of tho day was the strength displayed in Cleve
land, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indiananolis.
Big Four and Chesapeake and Ohio, especially
the first named stock.
The decrease in the amount of business done
was very" noticeable in the early dealings, and
first prices were generally from H per cent
lower than last evening's figures. Cleveland,
Columbus. Cincinnati and Indianapolis and
Pullman showed some strength in the first
hour, but the rest of the list moved off slowly
on a very moderate business, and before noon
the market had becrme positively dull. Michi
gan Central was quite -weak before noon, but
the rest were unsettled and generally heavy,
slowly settling down.
This state of affairs lasted throughout the
session, without special feature of any kind,
except a buying movement in Oregon Trans
continental in the 'last hour, which Induced
some little advance in the rest of the list. The
market closed dull and rather heavy, generally
at something better than the lowest figures.
Almost everything is lower this evening.though
the losses are for fractional amounts only.
Railroad bonds wero somewhat more active
to-day. the sales of all issues acrecatinc:
S2.892.000. of which Atlantic and Pacini in
comes furnished 5131,000, Chesapeake and Ohio
currency certificates $128,000, and Reading
fours $116,000. There was .a more generally
strong tone to the dealings to-day, and some of
the weak bonds of yesterday recovered their
Among the most marked movements Colo-
radoand Cincinnati Midland firsts rose 2, to 92;
Lackawanna sevens of 1907, 2 to 142; Galveston,
Harrisburg and San Antonio seconds i4, to
100K; Louisville, New AlDany and Chicago
firsts 2, to 115; Metropolitan firsts 2, to 117)$:
Peoria, Decatur and Evansville seconds 2, to
72; San Antonio and Arkansas Pass, ot ISSOr 2,
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on tho New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dally for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange. 67 Fourth avenue:
open- High- Low-
lnir. est. est.
Am. Cotton Oil 54! ... ....
Atch.. Top. & S. F.... 52J Wa 5Us
Canada Southern 55
Central of Hew Jersey. VJH
Central Paclnc 36
C, Bar. & Qulncy.... 108)4
C., Mil. St. Paul.... 64J5
C, MU.&St. P., pf....l02
C, Kockl. &I...i Vi
C, St. L. & Pitts.! 18X
C., bt. L. & Pitts, pf.. 3U
C., M. P., M. AO 32
C., St. P..M. &0 pf. 83
C. Jb Northwestern. ...108
u. Northwestern, pr.
. C. C & I
Col., Coil & Iron...,
Col. 4 Hocking Val
Bel., L. & Y
pel. & Hudson
Denver & Rio U., pf..
43i 43 43
.T.,Va. &Ga., lstpf ....
E- T., Va. & Ga. 2d pf. ....
Lake Erie It Western.. 17K
Lake Erie & West. pr.. S5H
Lake Shore &M. S 101
Louisville A Nashville. S94
Michigan Central 90
Mobile & Ohio
Mo., K. &Texas 13
Missouri Paclnc 72JJ
new 1 ork Central
. Y.. L. E. & W !1X
N. "r., L. E. & W.prcf 67
N. Y., c. &bl. I. 19'S
1. y., C st. L. nf.
X Y., C. S. St.L. 2d pf 44K
N.YAn. E 49H
N. Y O. & W 19
Norfolk A Western
Norfolk & Western, pf ....
northern Pacific 26
Northern Pacific pref. COS
Ohio & Mississippi... . 22l
Oregon Improvement. 7UM
Oregon Transcon Slii
Pacific Mall 37H
l'eo. Dec. ftKvans 24g
Pblladel. & Heading.. S)J
Pullman Palace Car...l955J
Richmond & W. P. T.. iSH
Kichmond & W.P.T.pr SOJfcf
St. Paul & Dnlnth pf.
bt. P., Minn. AMan
st.1,. san Fran IS
St. L. & Han Kran pr.. 64
St. L. & San K.lst pf.
Texas Pacific 2175
Wabash preferred 26!
Western Bniou 8635
Wheeling & L. K C7
'.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. 114
17 17 17
54 544 54'
104V 104 I04'4
M 59 59
90, 89 90
l'j 13" 13
7J 72. 72
29 28 29
67 67 67
191 19 19M
44 44 43K
46 45" 46
19 18X nh
.... .... 17
26 26 26
61 60 61
223 22 22'f
70 70 709
32 31 32
33 37 S!7i
24 24 24
43 48 48
196 953 196
23 25 25
81 S0 81
,26 26 25
64 63Ta 64
21 21 21
64 63 63
26 26 26
S6 f6 86.
67, 67 67J5
A Weak nnd Declining market, but Operators
Boston, February 5. The stock market con
tinues in about the same condition as that of
Monday, weak and declining, with less activity,
but, at the same time, operators are hopeful of
a change for the better.
Atch. n Tod.. 1st 7s. 119 Rutland preferred.. 37
Atch. JtTop.K. K... 52 Wls.Central.com... 16
Uostonft Albany.. .204 UlouezH'gCo.(new) 4
C. B. XQ 103 Calumet & Hecla....2Sl
Clnn. san. & Cleve. 25 CatalDa 16
Eastern R. it 91 Franklin 14
Eastern K. If. 6s 125 Huron 5
Flint PcreM 2!) Osceola 17
FIlntAPereM. pfd. 96 Qulncy 69
K.C..bt.J.&C.B.7s..23 Hell 'telephone 209
Mexican Cen. com.. 14 lioslon Land 7
M. C. IstMort. Ods. 70M Water Power '
N. Y. &New.nff... 46& Tamarlsh 147
N.Y.ANewEng 7S.12I. San Diego 22,
Old Colony 170
Belgium as n Market.
The Antwerp correspondent of the Glasgow
Mail says that during the first ten months of
18S8 the import trade of Belgium amounted to
nearly 1,084,000,000 f rs, or 9 per cent more than
during the same period of 1887. The exports,
on the contrary, remained almost stationary,
and figured for about 885,500,000 frs. Tho de
mand for raw material continues to be very ac
tive in Belgium, especially as regards coal,
guano, vegetable oils, and metal3; but the trade
in drills, rags, cotton, wool, silk, and old iron
has decreased of late. Belgian manufactures
continue to meet with an active demand, more
particularly firearms, machinery, tissues and
Closing quotations or Philadelphia stocks, fur-
nlshcd by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
y wnitneyiteiepnenson. Brokers, no. 57
Members New York Stock Ex-
Pennsylvania Railroad 55
iteaaing uanroaa ,
liuflalo, Pittsburg and Western,
U. Co. 's New Jersey
Northern Pacific preferred
New York. February a Mining stocks
closed: Amador. 160; Bodle, 170; Caledonia, 270;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 862;
Commonwealth. 550; Deadwood 150: Eureka,
250: Hale and Norcross, 480; Homestake, 1250;
Iron Silver, 350; Mutual, 140; North Belle Isle,
2S5; Ophir, $6; Plymouth, 850: Savage, 340;
Sierra Nevada. 325; Standard, 150; Union Con
solidated, 320; Yellow Jacket, 445.
New York Pig iron quiet Copper dull and
a trifle firmer: lake, February, S16 50. Lead
quiet and steady; domestic, 53 77)J. Tin weaker
and quiet; straits, $21 70.
Mortgages continue to absorb surplus
money In this vicinity. The usual rate is 6 per
Building operations have been almost en
tirely suspended by the bad weather of the
past week or ten days.
A meeting of real estate dealers has been
called to consider the exchange project. It
promises to materialize in due time.
The penny savings fund scheme was dis
cussed by several gentlemen on Fourth avenuo
yesterday. They thought it would be a good
thing for the street Arabs.
The newly elected directors of the Pittsburg
Insurance Company are: Messrs. Charles Ar
buthnot, James Gordon, Alexander Bradley,
James S. McCOrd, James Collord, Max. K.
Moorhead. John Fullerton, James McCutcheon,
John Daub. John Scott, R. J. Wilson,
Henry Lloyd, Allen Kirkpatrick, Hillis Mc
Kown. LATE NEWS IH BRIEF.
A sensation has been created in Buffalo by
the statemeut that the big fire of Saturday was
the work of Anarchists.
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
afternoon accepted the following bond offers:
Registered 4s, 8169,000 at 109.
The Committee on Military Affairs of the
House has directed a favorable report on the
bill granting to the Big Horn Railroad Com
pany right of way across the Fort Custer.Mont.,
The safe in the postofflco at Edwardsville,
111., was blown open by burglars Monday night,
and robbed of several hundred dollars in money
and the contents of registered packages,
amounts unknown. ,
A terrible accident occurred shortly after
midnight Monday on the Lowell Railroad, near
theProspect street station inSomervilIe, Mass.,
whereby an engineer lost bis life and a fire
man, brakeman and conductor were seriously
if not fatally injured.
At a meeting of the New England Agricul
tural Society, at Boston, in which ali'the New
England States were represented, a resolution
was passed requesting President-elect Harrison
to call Dr. George B. Loring to the oflice of
Secretary of Agriculture.
The revenue cutter Richard Rnsh has
brought to San Francisco port the British
schooner Pathfinder and the American schooner
William W. Rich, both of which vessels were
captured in Drakes Bay while illegally engaged
in scaling. Both schooners cleared from Vic-
1 toria, B. C.
Justice McMahOn. of Toronto, vesterdav
gave judgment in the case of Edward Fletcher,
of Kankakee, III., releasing the prisoner from
custody. Fletcher was held on a writ of capias
in a suit brought against him by William Rice
to recover $20,000 damages for alienating the
affections of Rice's wife.
The statement of the Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company for December, 18S8, shows
earnings $525,534, decrease $14,315; expenses
5107,859, increase 5134,386. The statement for
18S8 shows earnings 56,378,798, increase $1,003,
638: expenses 54,028,855, increase $1,184,180. Sur
plus 52,350,911, decrease $180,611.
In view of the insufficient evidence pro
duced to supnort the charges made by Repre
sentative Steele, of Indiana, against Judge
Bond, of Arizona, as a basis for impeachment
Srocecdings. the House Committeo on .the
ndiciary, after discussing the matter yester
day, declined to enter upon the consideration
of the case at present.
The Atlas Steamship Company, whose lines
ply between New York. Haytl and Central
America, will make Philadelphia a terminal
point of its service on March 15. The new line
will bring Philadelphia in direct communica
tion with all ports in Hayti, Central America
and Jamaica, and with West India business
centers, with which Philadelphia has never
before had a chance to trade.
More Cheerful Tone to Talk
Produce Commission Men,
EGGS CONSIDERABLY MIXED K0W.
Cereal Markets Steady, Prairie Hay ifirm,
A WAESAW GRAIN DEALER'S YIEWS
office of Pittsburg Dispatch, )
Tuesdat, February 5, 18S9. J
Country Produce, Jobbing Prices.
The tone of talk from commission men is
more hopeful than for some weeks past. Said
one whose expressions for a month past have
been uniformly blue, "I did more business yes
terday than any Monday for a month or more."
Another said, ' We already feel the good ef
fects of the settlement of the coal diggers'
strike up the river. Since the miners have
gone to work, buyers are here in greater num
ber. The mining and coke regions of the
Monongabela being among our best customers,
we feel at once the good effects of these settle
ments between capital and labor." Our quota
tions for eggs are again lowered. This is the
time of the year for mixing of eggs in order to
dispose of that which is doubtful. A sure arti
cle all through will bring a shade above 15c.
Said a leading jobber, "One of our best cus
tomers is glad to pay 16c for eggs that are en
tirely reliable, and such are cheaper than much
that is going for choice." "Things are not al
ways what they seem," and so-called choice
eggs are at this time not a little mixed.
butter Creamery, Elgin, iffl31c; Ohio do,
2527c: fresh dairy packed, 2023c: country
rolls. 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 29
Beeswax 2325o per tt for choice; low
Cider Sand refined, 56 507 50. common,
S3 504 00; crab cider, 58 008 50 f) barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make, 12K13c; Limburger,
llK12Kc: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Kc.
Dried Peas SI 451 50 p bushel; split do,
23Xc V ft.
Eggs 1415c ft dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, $1 00 to $1 60 fl barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c fl ft; cranDerries, 8 00
$ barrel: 524002 50 $1 bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 60060c; No. I
do. 4045c; mixed lots. 3035c V B.
Hominy S3303 40 barrel.
Honey New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, 3540c fl bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer-
Poultry Live chickens, 6575c ?! pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c pound: turkeys, 13
15c dressed $1 pound; ducks, live, 80S5c 1
pair; dressed, 1314c t pound; geese, 1 10
lie 38 nound.
Seeds Clover, choice, 02 Its to bushel, 56 per
bushel; clover, large English, 62 &S, $6 25;
clover, Alsike.SS 50: clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 Its, $1 85: blue grass, extra clean,
14 fts, SI 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 lis, SI 20;
orchard grass, 14 fts, $2 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00;
millet, 50 fts, 51 25; German millet, CO fts, 52 00:
Hungarian grass, 48 lbs, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per lb.
SnELLBARKS 51 501 75.
Tallow Country, 4K5c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
4 00 'jl box; common lemons. 2 75
box; Messina oranges. 52 503 50 fl box;
Florida oranges, 53 003 50 ? box; Jamaica
oranges, fancv, 6 507 00 ?! barrel: Malaga
grapes. So 50:87 00 f! keg: bananas, $2 60
firsts, 51 50$2 00; good seconds bunch; cocoa
nuts, 54 004 50 W hundred; new figs, 1214c V
pound; dates, 5)6c "i pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, S3 004 00 ?! 100; onions, 50c ?! bushel:
Spanish onions, 75&90c ?! crate: turnips, 30
40c ?l busheL
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 20)21)c;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio,
17Kl8)c; old Government Java, 26c; Mara
caibo, 2l)22c: Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 1S)
22c: Caracas coffee, 1921c; peaberry, Rio. 0
21)c: Laguayra, 20)f 21a
Roasted (in papers Standard brands,22c:
high grades, 24)2fi)c; old Government Java,
bulk, 3132c; Maracaibo, 2627c: Santos, 21
22c: peaberry, 25)c; choice Rio, 24c; prime
Rio, 21&c; good Rio. 21c: ordinary, 20c
Spices (whole) Cloves, 212oc:' allspice, Vc;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7080c.
1 viroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7Uc;
Ohio, 120, 8c; headlight, 150, 9c; water white.
10Kc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadlne, ll)c;
SYRUrs corn syrups, ssawoc: cnoice 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, 34cj bi-carb in Ks,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, oJig6c; salsoda
in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Caudles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine,
per set, 8Kc; parafflne, 11Ki2c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77)fc: choice, 6
7c; prime. 5Ji6Vc: Louisiana, 66kc
Starch Pearl, 2c; cornstarcb,5)i67c: gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 52 65; Lon
don layers, 53 10; California London layers,
52 50; Muscatels, 2 25; California Mnscatels,
prunes. 8M(al3c: Salonica prunes, in 2-Jb pack
ages, 8)c: cocoanufi, per 100, 56 CO; almonds,
Lan., per lb, 20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c;
walnuts, , nap., 12K15c: Sicily filberts. 12c:
Smyrna L,jj, 12) 16c; new dates. 56c: Brazil
nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft, 2122c;
lemon peel per ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 8c: ap
ples, evaporated, 6JJ7Xc: apricots, California,
evaporated, 1518c; peaches.evaporated, pared,
2223c: peaches, California, evaporated, un
pared, 12K13)c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 506c; raspbetries, evap
orated. 2Ii?T24)c; blackberries, 7K8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, TJJc; powdered, TJc; granu
lated, TKc: confectioners' A, 7c: standard A,
yellow, good, (i6il yellow, fair, 6)c; yel
low, dark. 5Jic
Pickles Medium . bol3 (1,200), $4 75; me
diums, half bbls (600), 52 85.
Salt No. 1 fl bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, flbbl, $1 05;
dairy, ?! bbl. 51 20: coarse crvstal, bbl. 51 20;
niggins .rjureKa. 4 ou sacs, tz ou; iiiggin's
Enrnka. 16-14 lb pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods standard Peaches. 51 50
1 CO; 2ds, $1 301 35; extra peaches, 51 351 90;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, $1 3001 50: Hfd.
Co. corr.. Wg90c; red cherries, 90c$l 00: lima
beans, 51 10: soaked do, 85c; string dodo, 750S5c:
marrowfat peas, SI 101 15; soaked peas, 70?5
75c; pineapples. El 40l 00; .Bahama Ho, S2 To;
damson plums, 95c; green gaces, $1 25: egg
plums, 52 00; California pears, $2 50; do green
gages, 52 00; do egg plums. 52 00; extra white
cherries, S2 SO: red cherries, 2 lbs. 90c: raspber
ries, $1 151 40; strawberries, $1 10; gooseber
ries II 201 30: tomatoes, 92g5c; salmon, 1
ft, SI 752 10: blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-Ib
cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, SI 251 50;
corn beef, 21b cans, $1 75; 14-ft cans, $13 50:
baked beans, 51 401 45; lobster, 1 B. SI 75
1 80: mackerel. 1-S cans, broiled, 51 50; sardines,
domestic, J, 54 24 50; sardines, domestic
)s. 8 25S 50; sardines, imported. Ks, 511 50
12 50; sardines, imported. s, SIS 00: sardines,
mustard. 54 00; sirdine. spiced, S4 25.
Fish Extra Na 1 bloater mackerel, 536 ?!
bbl; extra No. 1 do, messed, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 32: extra No. 1 do, mesed,
S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S2L Codfish Whole
Pollock, 4)c ? ft; do medium George's cod, 6c;
do large, c: boneless bake, in strips, 6c; do
George's c ft in blocks. 6)7)c Herring
Round shore. 55 50 ?! bbl; split. 57; lake. 53 25
1 100-5 half bbl. White fish, 57 ?! 100-lb half
bbl. Lake trout, 55 50 f! half bbl. Finnan
badclcr. 10c ?! lb Iceland halibut, 13c ?! ft.
BucKwnEAT Flour 2g(ffl2Jfc per pound.
Oatmeal 58 30Q8 00 ?! bbl.
Miners' Oil No 1 winter strained, 6962c
?! gallon. Lard oil, 75c
drain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change were 30 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne
and Chicago, 2 cars of oats, 10 of bay, 2 of malt,
1 of e. corn. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St.
Louis, 11 cars of hay, 7 of corn. By Pittsburg
and Lake Erie, 1 car of oats, 3 nf flour, 2 of hay
1 of malt. Sales on call: One car No. 2 y. e.
corn, S7)c, track, P. & L. E.: 1 car No. 2 y. e.
corn, 37Hc, 10 days; 1 car No. I timothy hay,
Ii;gc, 10 days; 2 cars No. 2 prairie hav, 8. 10
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Hop Ointment cures and makes chapped
rough, red skin soft and clear. 25 and 50c
days. The weak feature of markets is No. 1
timothy hay. Prairie hay is firmer. No active
movement in cereals has yet materialized.
Markets are steady, and all signs point to a re
vival. J. D. Thayer, of Warsaw, Ind., formerly
of this city, was one of the visitors to the Ex
change. Being called on for a speech, Mr.
Thayer said a pleasant word to his old-time
associates, giving expression to kindly mem
ories of his business career in Pittsburg. After
adjournment Mr. Thayer gave an Informal re
ception to old-time friends, who gathered about
him. and to The Dispatch representative was
pleased to bear testimony to his appreciation of
our city's great newspaper.
Wheat Jobbing prices lo. 2 red, $104
105 No.3red,9095c .,...,
CORN No.2veIlow,ear,39K40c;high mixed,
ear. 38M39c;No.l vellow, shelled, 3839c: high
mixed, shelled, 3SS7c: mixed, shelled. 3-s3bc.
Oats No. 2 white, 32K33c: extra No. 3,
3232Kc: No. 3 white, 3131c: No. 2 mixed,
Rye-No. I rye. 5556c: No. 2, 5052c; No.l
Western, 5253c .
Barley No. 1 Canada, 90 95c: No. 2
Canada, 8385c: No. 3 Canada, 7880c; No. 2
Western, 7578c; No. 3 Western, 6570c; Lake
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, S6 50
66 75; spring patents, 56 757 00: fancy straight,
winter and spring. So 75 00; clear winter
$5 505 75; stnght XXXX bakers', 55 25e5 50.
Rye flour. S3 75.
Cornmsal In paper. 6070c
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $20 50
21 00 ?! ton: brown middlings, $17 5018 00:
winter wheat bran. $15 5016 00; chop feed
$15 0018 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice $15 5016 00;
No. 1 do, $14 75015 00: No. 2 do, $12 0013 00:
loose from wairon. S23 0026 00: No. 1 unland
prairie. 510 0010 50; No. 2, $9 0U9 60; packing
do. $5 00$5 50.
Straw Oats. $8 008 23; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 25.
Price of lard has been reduced Jcon all pack
ages. Large hams. 18 fts and upward, 10)fc; me
dium bams, 14 to 18 lis. He; small hams, 14 Its
and under, ll'c; picnic orCalifornia bams, 8c;
boneless (in skins), HKc: sugar-cured shoul
ders, 8c: bacon. Sc: dry salt, 9c; breakfast
bacon, 10c; rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders),
lOJc; regular smoked sides. 9c; bellies,
smoked sides, 9c; regular dry salt sides, 8c:
bellies, dry salt sides, S)c; dried beef, sets 3
pieces, 10c; dried beef, flats. 8c; dried beef,
rounds, lie: dried beef, knuckles, lie; pork,
mess, $16 50; pork, family, 517 00; tug pork, half
barrels, $9 00; long sausage &Ac Lard
Tierces. 325 fts, 7)c1f!fi: half barrels, 120 fts,
7)c $ ft; tubs, wooden. 60 fts. 7c ty ft; buck
ets, wooden. 20 fts, TKc W A; 3-ft tin pails, 60 fts,
7c K? ft; 5-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 8c ft ft; 10-ft tin
Sails, 60 fts. 7e it ft; 20-ft-tin pails, 80 fts, 8Jc;
Mb tin pails, lOO lbs, 7c ft ft.
Armour & Co. furnish tho following prices on
dressed meats: Bee f carcasses, 450 to 550 ft". 5
6Kc: bOO to 650 fts, 66c: 700 to 750 lbs, 77)$c
Sheep, 7c r ft- Lambs, 8c fl ft.
SKIN, SCALP AND BLOOD
Diseases Cured by Cuticura Remedies When
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Having been a sufferer for two years and a
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to me abont Cuticura, and I consented to
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my sufferings sprang from of anyone in the
State. The Cuticura Remedies are the best
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Druggist John P. Fmlay and Dr. D.C.Mont
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of Lake Lee, Miss.
Alexander Beach. Greenville. Miss.
Mr. Beach used the Cuticura Remedies,
at our request, with results as above stated.
A. B. FINLAY& Co., Druggists.
SCROFULA 7 YEARS CURED.
I have been troubled with scrofula seven
years, which first started on the top of my
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S. J. Davis,
Artesia, Los Angeles Co., Cat.
SKTN DISEASE 5 YEARS CURED.
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As old residents know and back files of Pitts
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special attention to all chronic diseases. Front
cUred1 no fee until
MCPnllQ an(1 mental diseases, physical
1'C.nVUUO decay, nervous debility, lack
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1 1 DIM A RV kidney and bladder derange
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