Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 12, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Eastern Men Under the Delusion That
Pittsbun: Keal Estate is
Electric Males Another Grand Spurt and
Jumps Almost Ont of Its Boots.
It is a curious fact, but none the less true,
that some of the Eastern corporations which
have been loaning money on Pittsburg real
estate are over-careful in placing money on
some of the best securities of this kind.
The tendency has been to cut the valuations
as put upon local properties by the owners
and dealers. They claim as an excuse that
prices have become inflated and a reaction
will follow. There is nothing like being
cautious and erring on the right side for
one's own self for protection, yet a great
mistake is made anj injustice done to Pitts
burn when 6uch an inference is thrown upon
local property valuations. Pittsburg claims to
have some excellent financiers. They have
rroved themselves such bytbe manner in which
they have risen from the ranks of men of
limited means to those of wealth and influence.
"When snch men arc willing to pay the prices
asked and know they are getting a bargain,
those who are not acquainted with the value of
real estate in the city should have considera
tion enough to give them credit for at least a
small grain of common sense. ,
Pittsburg is no longer a village, a borough,
nor a town (neither is our neighbor across the
river), and there is cause for local values in
crcasirg, as any stranger conld see if he would
but visit the city and carefully study its topog
raphy. Let him look at the older part of the
city and outlying wards and note the increasing
population and manufacturing interests, the
necessity for increased facilities for doing busi
ness and the increased business that is being
done, and his skepticism would soon be dis
pelled. What is the cause of the increased
height in the buildings. Simply that business
icquircs more room and the business portion of
the city is so located that it cannot spread, con
sequently must go up. A stranger who has not
been in the city for the last ten Tears will note
this improvement, and if he be a careful ob
serveras wellasa casual inquirer, he will find
that the dilapidated buildings and unimproved
building sifes in the business portion of the
city are held either by those who are well ad
vanced in years ana wealthy, and are satisfied
with the present condition of things, or by es
tates which have not yet been settled or are in
such a shape that those who would improve are
unable to get control of them and make the
necessary improvements.
Property is certainly in demand, and there is
oo difficulty in seeing it and filling up all
clegible building sites with large and handsome
buildings. The business portion of the city is
unfortunately located between two rivers, and
those flanked by hills, thus making the space
in which the business is done limited, and
causing a demand for business places which
necessarily increases the price to an apparently
high figure and makes values seem inflated,
but the only way to appreciate this condition is
the same as with natural gas by personal in
vestigation. This would at once establish the
fact that valuations are not inflated. There
has been no boom in real estate, as careful
business men can see if tney 'Hill review the
growth of the city particularly the main bust
cess portion for the last ten years.
It Sells nt 42, Brcnkins Last Week's Record
Central Traction Listed.
The event of the day at the Stock Exchange
was another spurt in Wcstinghonse Electric
From 41 bid in the morning, it advanced to
42 in the afternoon, with 42 asked. A small
lot sold at 42. The increasing business of the
company and the scarcity of stock were
assigned as reasons for the great strength it dis
played. Central Traction appeared upon the
list for the first time and started off at a cood
pace, sales being made as bjgh as 23. .Switch
and Signal made another burst of strength, be
ing bid up from 16 at the first call, to 18 at the
last, with 20 asked. La Noria and gas were
weaker, with the exception of Wheeling, which
was fractionally stronger.
STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
.J'lttebiirg lias lM ill.
Philadelphia Co
Wheellnt Was Co
Columbia Oil
Citizens' Traction
yittsbnre Traction
Central Traction
horthslde Bridge Co..
Laorla M. Co
Weefhonse dec
Union Switch bicnal.
6is .... 6H
S7H SIH 373, 375
28'a 29 3'i 3
4 .... 4
75 78 75 78
4S 49 tSK ....
23i 24 22 3
SI ....
' V 14 If
'i 41V 2'. 42,-s
lb'A 1CS 18 20
The moraine sales were 100 shares Switch and
Signal at 16. 50 Philadelphia Gas, s. o., 30 days,
at 37$ 25 regular at 37J& To Wheeling Gas at
2 100 Central Traction at 23, and 150 Electric
at 4IK.
In the afternoon 20 shares Philadelphia Gas
went at 3 20 at 37, 5 Electric at 42, oO Cen
tral Traction at 23. oO at 23. and 150 at 23.
The total sales at both calls were 815 shares, of
hich 300 were Central Traction.
The total sales of stocks at Sew York vester
dav were 314.819 shares, including: Atchison,
6,7711; Delaware. Lackawanna and Western,
11.400; Canada Southern. 12,360; Erie. 6,4S0: take
Shore. 5.262: Missouri Pacific, 5,309: Northwest
ern. 11.316; Northern Pacitic preferred. 9,099;
Oregon Transcontinental. 5.850; Peoria, Deca
tur and Evan-ville, 6,910: Heading, 9,000; Rich
mond and West Point. 17,360; St. Paul. 18,210;
Union Pacific, 61,835; Western Union, 5,655.
Business at the Banks In Harmony With the
Yesterday was a quiet day at the banks,
partly on account of the weather and partly on
account of the absence of anything of a special
nature to do. Resnlts of Saturday afternoon's
and night's retail bnsiness swelled the deposits
considerably, but otherwise there was no
feature. The doubling up of checks raised the
clearinghouse report to respectable dimensions,
the exebances footing np $2,10C,56S 85. and the
balances S2o,077 69.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy, last loan 2 per cent, closing offered at
2 per cent. Prime" mercantile paper. 46 per
cent. Sterling exchange dull hut steady at
SI 86 for 60 davs and SI S! for demand.
Government Bond
Closing quotations in New Y
ork furnished
TEE DisrATCH uy Kobinson
street. Local dealers charge a
an eighth on small -lots:
It. S. 46. reg
U. b. 4tfc, coups
U. b. 4s rer
V.'t. 45,1907, coups
Currency, 6percent. lS)rcg
Currency, 6pcrccnt. ;s"6rc?
Currency, Cpercent, 18U7reg
Currency, 6pcrcent, lbOSre?
Ciinency, 6percent, 1899 Kg
Bros., Wood
commission of
, 1(8 (ffiioSM;
, 120
New Yoee Clearings, 572,475,124; balances,
Boston' Clearings, $16,318,181; balances,
$1,755,288. Money, per cent.
Philadelphia Clearings, $9,253,190; bal
ances, SL322.6U6.
Baltimore Clearings, $2,221,272; balances,
CHICAGO Money dull and unchanged. Bank
clearings, $19.8M,000.
St. Louis Clearings, $3,151,45S; balances,
A Lively flay at the Oil Exchange, With
Ilcavy Trading.
The oil market opened yesterday at SSc Sat
urday's closing quotation with a strong feel,
wg and heavy trading all along the line.
Sproulo: Lawrence were good buyers here,
while Stevenson and Lowry sold. In New
York, where the feeling was even more bullish
ttan in Pittsburgh Otois. Fisher and Uowe
scooped In some big blocks. Hilton,-at Oil
City, dumped about 150,000 barrels. When the
pricetouched 8Sc the highest point of the
day the bears brought all their tactics into
plav to cause a break, but they met determined
lesifctanco at every steD. and the impression
they made anon the market was very slight.
There was a larce Increase of orders, and this
alone was sufficient to prevent a slump. Plenty
of business alwavs signifies good prices. The
final quotation was $S! i better than the
opening with a steady and hopeful feeling
tliat-the good times had come to stay. Carry
ing rates wei e 25 to 30c Some loans were made
at Joe. Refined was i4c lower at London and
Antwerp. '
A- B.McGrew quotes puts at 8 calls at 89
lbe following ttbie, corrected by De Witt Dll-
worth, broker In petroleum, etc. corner Fifth
avenne and Wood street, l'lttsbnrg, shows the
order or fluctuations etc:
Time. Bid. Ask.1 Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 88 Sa'-s 12:P. M.... 8S' 8S!
10:15a. M.... MH FSil 1:00P. H... S8X SSX
10:3)A. H.... fcSH SSV 1:151". M.... Siii SS!
10:45a. m.... B3H t&H VJOr. X.... t& 8SX
1IKOA. M.... SS'd Mm l:45P. M.... E8S S
1I:15A. W.... SSW tS !r. .... SV(, S8
11:SA. M.... SSS4 SMs Mr. K- S8V SSW
11:45a. II.... 8SVI S8S Sir. M.... 884 S8Ji
12:00 M S84.I 6SC 5:45 P. St.... 85 83j
J2::SP. m.... SSV SStf'Closed SS ....
li:30P. M.... SSI 83;
Opened. 88c: Mfthet, S5Ke: lowest. 87c;
closes, tSXc
Dftly runs t. 36.TS5
Average rahi 22-5i
Dally shloments 2.3$
Average shipments Irlfr
llallr charters 3l2So
Avcrape charters - 85.;
Clearances - .... -,814,000
Hctt York closed ai RSJic
Oil City closea at S8Sc.
Jiradiora closea at SS V-
ew VorK. relined. 1c
London, renned. 6H4.
Antwerp, relined. 17C
A Strike Near Kepler's Corner.
Yesterday evening some Miilerstown oper
ators struckawellontheJ.CMcCulIoUgh farm,
near Kepler's Corners, which shows good for
100 barrels. The well is on about a 47 degree
line, and in fourth sand. Several of the wells
in that vicinity are doing 3 to 10 barrels.
Olhrr Oil Mnrkets.
Titusville. February II. Opened, 8Sc;
highest, 8Sc: lowest, 87c; closed, 8S.c.
Oil. City. February 1L Opened, SSJc; high
est. SSc; lowest, S7c; closed. SSJc
Bradford. February 11. Opened, SSJgC;
highest, 8Sc: lowesr. S8c: dosed. 8Sc
New York, February 11. Petroleum opened
strong at 8bc but after the first sales became
heavy and sagged off tS7c A rally then
followed, in which the decline was entirely re
covered, after which the market became quiet
acd closed steady at 8Sc Sales, 1,268,000 bar
House Buyers and Renters Tarn Ont Agnln
in Fall Force.
As April approaches the regular flitting time
in Pittsburg the demand for houses, both for
purchase and rent, becomes more and more
pressing. Nearly all of the local agencies were
overrun with applicants yesterday, and a large
amount of business was done.
Frank O. Van Gorder, 5S16 Penn avenue, sold
for Andrew Reimer to Mrs. M. E. Williams, lot
20x100 feet, corner Park avenue and Auburn
street, Twenty-first ward, for $650 cash; for the
same owner, to Miss Kate E. Kattigan,lot25x
100 feet, on Auburn street, for $750 cash; for the
same, to Mrs. A. M. Willmann, lot 20x100 feet,
on Auburn street, for $600 cash: for Xavier
Loeffler to Robert E. Twyford, three lots, each
43x100, on Joseph street. Twenty-first ward,
with frame dwelling, for $2,650: for L. H. Voigt
tn Frederick T. Menccs, lot 29x100 feet, comer
Mignonette and Bcatty streets. Twentieth
ward, with frame dwelling, for $1,800; for Abram
Reimer to George R. and Charles H. West,
business property on Penn avenue. No. 6025, lot
20x145 feet, to Kirkwood street, for $7,500.
Black & Baird, No. 9i Fourth avenue, sold to
John A. Roll for J. R. fc M. L. Preston, a vacant
lot on the corner of Iowa and Adelaide streets.
Thirteenth ward, being 110x116 feet; considera
tion not given. They also sold a fine suburban
residence op the Pennsylvania Railroad, with
large grounds, for $16,500, further particulars of
which cannot yet be given.
ReedB. Coyle & Co- 131 Fourth avenue,
closed a mortgage of $1,700 on .Bloomfield prop
erty, one or 41,300 on Knoxville property, and
one of $1,500 on Allegheny property, all for
three years at 6 per cent.
W. A. Herron Sons sold lot No. 35 in Rnch
plan, 22x100, for $300.
James W. Drape & Co. placed a mortgage of
4,000 on houses and lots on Elmer street, city,
at 6 per cent: also a mortgage of $1,000 and a
mortgage of $700 on property in Mckeesport, at
6 per cent.
Rnmored Transfer of the Bit Fonr to the
Bee Line Strengthens the Stock Mar
ketUnion Pacific Funding
Bill a Ball Card.
New York, February 11. The stock market
was remarkably strong to-day. although the
advances were in the specialties principally
and three leading groups of shares. The Trunk
lines. Grangers and Coal stocks were all quiet,
and fluctuated within the narrowest limits. The
late report of the proposed transfer or the Big
Four to the Bee Line may have had something
to do with the strength in the market, but
those stocks were neither of them active, and
neither made ahy advance. There was heavy
selling of Chicago, Burllncton and Quincy for
.Boston account, and this hadsome .influence to
check to prevailinc bullish 'feeling but its ef
fect upon prices outside of the roads closelv
connected with Burlington was very slight, and
it was a subject of universal'-comment that in
the face of such decided weakness jn that stock
that the general list exhibited snch marked
The rumor that the Nebraska Board of
Transportation intended to demand the adop
tion of the Iowa tariff was the chief cause for
the weakness displayed, bnt the report of the
earnings for the past year was not without its
influence, and the stock dropped over three
Eoints, although a material recovery was made
efore the close of business. The fact that the
Union Pacific f undine bill has at last cot be.
fore the Senate was the occasion of making
Union Pacific and Oregon short line the strong
features of the list, and both on very large
business made marked advances. Among the
specialties shoning the most important gains
were Memphis ana Charleston. Peoria, Decatur
and Evansville, Columbia and Greenville pre
ferred, Pullman, Virginia Midland, Denver,
Texas and Ft, Worth certificates and Evans
ville and Terre Haute,
At the opening of business the feeling was
very bullish, but first prices were quite ir
regular as compared with the final figures of
Saturday, but advances were in a majority and
the chances extended to J per cent. The
market soon gathered strength, although Bur
lington showed at once the weakness which
afterward became so marked a feature of the
dealings. The specialties took the lead in the
upward movement, but Oregon Short Line
came to the front, soon followed by Union
Pacific Burlington was strongly attacked
after noon and the trading in the rest was some
what restricted by It for sometime, but the list
soon recovered its tone, and further gains ere
made all along the line and the weak stocks
made some recovery before 2p.m.
The amount of business done underwent a
marked increase with the return of confidence,
and the last hour was very active and the mar
ket closed strong generally at close to the best
figures. Burlington shows a loss of 2 per cent,
but the rest of the list are almost invariably
higher. Union Pacific rose 2K. Denver, Texas
and Ft. Worth certificates 1, Pullman. Peoria,
Decatur and Evansville and Canada Southern
1 each, St. Paul lji and Chicago and East
Illinois 1 per cent.
Railroads bonds were active but remarkably
well distributed, no one issue showing any
special animation, although the sales extended
to $2,029,000. The tone was generally strong
but was quite irregular, and final changes are
divided. The gains include Peoria 2nds, 3 to 74.
The following table showsthe pricesof active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney fc Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange. 57 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low-
ing. 33
55 H
01 jj
101 K
inxr. esu est.
Am. Cotton Oil. ...
Atch.. Top. & S. F,
Canadian Pacific...
f!anada Southern...
b3 S3,'
... M!
18 U
Central orA'ew Jersey. 97.'i
Central Pacific 35
C, Hnr. & Quincy.... 105
a. Sill. & St. Paul... -GJ'4
C, Mll.ASt. P.. pr.... Wt
C, Kockl. 4.P. 97
C, feU L. & Pitts 18X
C, bU L. & Pitts, pf.. 41
C, M.P..M. &0 31
C. St. P., M. AC, pr. SIX
C & Northwestern. ...1PC3(
C& northwestern, pf.
C C C. AI 74
Col., Coal iron ar.
.. 2M
Del., L. & V
Del. & Hudson
Denver & Bio li., pf.
E. T.. Va. & Ua.. 1st pf ....
Illinois Central
Lake Erie & Weetern
Lake Erie & West. pf.. ST!
Lake Shore & M. S IW'i
Louisville A Nashville. 5')H
.Michigan Central SO
Mobile Ohio 11
Mo.. K. &Texas 12
Missouri Pacific TZH
104 'MX
Aew lorK central,
A. Y.. L. E. Jb W.
.. 28 29?i 28J
A. "r., L. E. & W.pref C9
N. Y., C. &M.L 19
X. 1.. C. & St. L. Pf.. ..
10H 19
A-. V., C&St.L.2dpf 4P4
3. 1 &.a. .
A. V.. O. & W
... li.-
Norfolk & Western
Norfolk li Western, pf 5IS
Northern Pacific....... 279,
Northern Pacific prcf. 62
Ohio Jt Mississippi... . 23V
Oregon Improvement. 70;,
Oregon Transcon 32
Pacific Mall 34.S
Pco. Dec. & Evans 26K
Phlladel. & Kcadlnc. 4Si
Pullman Palace Car.SBS
Klchmond & W. P. T.. 2i
Richmond & W.P.T.pf SI
fct. Paul liuluth
fct. Paul A Dnluth pf.. ...
M. P., Minn. &Man...l02
St. L. A San Fran 26
St. L. A Ban Fran pr.. 63U
St. h. & San F.Ht pr.
Texas Pacific 3
23 '
22tf'- 21X
Union Taclflc 6IJi
Wabash preferred 27
Western Union S6
Wheeling & L. K.".... (S
64 mi
S5M 85J,
G5X 65
Population and Property Valnatlons of the
Froppectlve States Dakota Leads.
So much interest is now felt in the condition
of the Territories owing to the prospect of
Congress taking action toward the admission
of two, if not three, of them before the ad
journment of the present session, that a West
ern statistician has compiled the following
table of population and property valuation
from the report of the Secretary of the In
terior: Property!
Territories. Population. Valostlon.
Alaska 41.S30 S,O0a,OOQ
Arizona S3. 000 79,000,000
Dakota 600,000 181,420,974
Idaho 100,000 21,2iS,0U0
Montana 140.000 67,000.000
.New Mexico 173,000 43,157.920
Utah 210,000 46,379,000
WashlnRton 167.9S2 84.621,182
Wyoming 65,000
The figures of population for Alaska, Utah,
Washington and Wyoming are estimates; for
the other Territories they are those of recent
census returns.
Boston Slocks.
Boston, February 1L The stock market
was strong and Union Pacific and Orefon
Short Line higher, and. barring a break in Chi
cago, Burlington andQuincy and the weakness
of several other stocks, notably the coppers,
were sufficient to make the general character
of the trading irregular.
Atch. iTop. K. K... 5354
Hobton & Albany.. .214
JSoston & Maine 172
0-. B. U ua
1nn. San. A Clevc. S
Eastern K. It 90
Eastern It. 1L 6s 125
Flint A 1'ereM 29
Flint AFereJl. DM. H7
Little K. &Kt.S. 7s. 107
McTlcanCen.com.. IS'j
M. C lst.Mort. bds. 71
2. r. AKewKne... 48
A'. Y.AAewEni? "s.127
Old Colony 171
Kutland preferred.. 37
Wls.Cenrral.com... U
Wis. Central pf.... 28
AllouezM'KCo.(ncw) 4
Calumet & Ilecla....270
CatalDa 16
FranKlln '.
rewablc (new)
Quincy ,
.. 70
ieu reiepnone.
Boston Land....
Water rower..,
Tamarack 14:
San Diego
Soft Coal Fields to be Tapped by a Short
A little line of railroad, not much more than
a dozen miles long, which is about to be built
in the Clearfield soft coal region, will make a
very formidable inroad into Pennsylvania
Railroad coal traffic It will be practically an
extension of the Beech Creek Railroad, though
constructed by independent parties, and, be
sides pnshing into a region hitherto dependent
on the Pennsylvania system, will open up val
uable coal properties.
It is anticipated that the small extension will
get as much as 00,000 tons of coal per year, a
good part of which will be diverted from the
Pennsylvania Railroad. Engineers will be put
on the line within ten days. It is to be backed
by a number of Harnsburg men, together
with shippers who will be benefited by its com
pletion. Philadelphia Stocks.
Closlnsouotationsof PhiladelDhla stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenne.
juemuers .aciv xorK atocK Jx-
Pennsylvania Railroad
Reading Railroad
BuQalo, Pittsburg and Western.
Lclilsh Vallev
Lehlsh Navigation
Northern FaclAc
.. 55
.. 21 7-H
.. 13S
.. S4H
.. SIX
Northern Pacific preferred 62
Mining Stocks.
New Yoek, February 1L Mining stocks
closed: Amador, 150: Bodie. 155; Caledonia, B H,
270: Consolidated California acd Virginia, ex
dividend, 750; Commonwealth, 500; Deadwood.
150; Gould and Curry, 270; Hale and Norcross,
450; Homestake. 1325; Iron Silver. 320; Mutual,
145; Plvmouth.&50; Savage, 295; Silver King, 110;
Small Hopes, 105; Sullivan, 125; Yellow Jacket,
Jobblnc Interests ItUIue From the Slough
of Despond An Improved Tone to
markets Pork Packers Sat
isfied With lbe Situation.
Office of the Pittsburg DispTcn,l
SIokday. February IL 1SS9.
The marked features of last week'stradein
country produce lines were" the upward
movement in butter and eggs.. A 3c ad
vance agreed on by the Elgin Butter Board
on Monday has been fully sustained. There is
greater activity at the advance than during the
low price period. A reliable article of country
bntter is in firmer demand at higher prices
than for a month past. One of our leading job
bers in the line of eggs and butter, who has a
reputation for pnttlng facts without addition
or subtraction, reports:
"I am handling as much stuff in one day as I
did in three a week or two ago, and get better
prices. We had a long siege of sluggish mar
kets following the holidays, much longer than
was comfortable. It now looks as though we
naa turned ine comer ana are on start tor the
active trade movement which comes usually at
this time of the year."
The first month of 1SS9 has made a record for
low priced butter and eggs, which has bad no
parallel in recent years. As toother lines of
country produce, no active movement is yet
YiMuiE. rui puuttuea. appic?, uuiuua, cauoage
and turnips trade drags its weary way along,' as
it has done since the fruits of the earth were
gathered. The provident housekeeper who
stocked his cellar in the fall with winter's sap
plies of xruit and vegetables, and took the risks
and losses from rot and frost, finds this one of
the exceptional seasons when bis thrift and
foresight did not bring their usual reward. The
hand-to-mouth policy paid best this season.
In the line of grain and hay, wheat is the
only article that gives indication of advance
the past week. The upard movement in
wheat is, without doubt, largely speculative,
but the fact stands that it has gone up 8c above
the lowest price of the weei before. Corn,
oats and hay showing arooping tendencies, and
while our quotations are lowered in the past few
days, It Js reported that even these prices have
been shaded in private deals. Retail grain
met chants complain that a much larger pro
portion than nsual of low grades are coming
lorw?.rd this season. Said one of our leading
retailers: "I have found it difficnlt often this
winter to secure a choice article of oats, not
withstanding our markets have been glutted.
While we have had immense crops in the land,
quality is much below the average."
The speculative boom in wheat has thus far
madeno impression on flour other than the de
velopment of a firmer tone.
One of our leading pork packers who claims
that the price of hogs has been higher than hog
Eroducts all this season, said that the situation
ad changed for the first time on Wednesday
last. "I claim," said he, "that since November
1, when the packing season opened, there has
been no time when hog products would have
yielded an equivalent for the price we have
had to pay for hogs till this week. There
would have been aloss to the packer who did not
have a special trade for special cuts if he had
made an immediate turn of his products. In
other words, if we had sold each day's packing
as we put it away, we would have lost money.
At last hogs have reached a price wherethere
is a small margin, and some compensation for
our labor and investment. When we consider
the cheapness and abundance of corn, prices
have been altogether too high all season from
the packer's standpoint."
The hide market shows a firmer tone the past
week. Light weights are up Jjc as compared
with January rates. A leading dealer reports
that bottom has been reached, and that greater
activity in trade is at hand. Said he: "I have
seen heavy steer hides lower tban they are now,
but have never known light hides and calfskins
as low as they have been the past month or
two." , . ,
A representative of the largest harness leather
tannery of Allegheny reports: "We believe
that our industry is In a better shape than for
some months past, and the situation and out
look are brighter tban a week ago. There is a
firmer feeling to the trade, and we expect in a
week or two to report an active movement all
along the lines of leather. Our worst months
are S'ovetnbcr and December. January was
much better than the same month last year.
We had an advance of 2c per pound in Septem
ber for our harness leather, but this was lost in
the dull months that followed, so that prices
are jut the same as a year ago. The fluctua
tions of the year have been but 2c per pound,
whereas they have been as much as 4c in the
same period within a few years."
British Grain Market.
London, February 11. The Mark Lane Ex
press, in itSweekly review of the British grain
trade, says: English wheats continue depressed.
Buyers are apathetic. The sales of English
wheat during the past week were 50,032 quar
ters at 29s 7d against 54.9S5 quarters at 303 5d
during the corresponding week last year. For
eign wheat is more active and firmer but quo
tations are unchanged. Beans and peas are 6d
and lentils is loner. At to-day's market only
the poorer English wheats were offered; the
tendency was downward.
American was a turn dearer for good Califor
nia white; no red winter was offered. Flour
was stronger, influenced by the rise of 2 francs
per sack in Paris; American advanced 6d.
corn was steady. Beans and peas recovered
Old Fashioned Winter Weather En
courages Produce Men,
The Old Story of Quietness in AH Cereal
Lines Reported.
Office of the Pittsburg Dispatch, J
Monday, February 11, 1SS9. 5
Country Produce Jobblnc Prices.
It is too early in the week to furnish pointers
on country produce trade. Commission men
who were seen report the usual Monday quiet
ness of trade. Old fashioned winter weather
is the principal crumb of comfort to merchants.
As last week's trade was animprovement on
anything since holidays in the line of batter
and eggs, it is hoped and believed that other
lines of produce will fall into line and join in
the upward movement before this week is over.
Nothing more can be said than that the tone of
trade is an improvement on what we have had
for a few weeks past. And yet there is room
for farther improvement before trade reaches
a satisfactory basis.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 333lc; Ohio do,
262$c: fresh dairy packed, 2U23c; country
rolls, lS22c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, $2 002 10: choice
peas. 82 052 15.
Beeswax 2325c ft for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined. S6 507 50: common,
$3 504 00; crab cider, $3 008 50 9? barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c gallon.
CHEESE Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Kc:
New York, fall make. 12igl3c; Iilmbureer.
HK12c: domestic Sweitzer cheese. 130130-
Dried Peas 51 451 50 H bushel; split do,
2Kc f ft.
Eggs 104817c 33 dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. SI OOffiSl 50 1 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c 'ft ft: cranberries, S3 00
? barrel: J2 40S2 50 per bushel.
Ffathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, ajgSSc fl ft.
Hominy $2 652 75 barrel.
Honey New Crop, lb17c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes. 3540c W bushel; 2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer
sey sweets.
Poultry Live chickens, 6575c pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c si pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed $3 pound; ducks, live. 8085c p
pair; dressed, 13I4c f? pound; geese, 10llc
per pound.
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 fts to bushel. $6
bushel; clover, large English, 62 Iks, $6 2o;
clover, Alsike, $S 0; clover, white, 9 00; timo
thy, choice, 456s, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 lbs, $1 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 Its. $1 20;
orchard grass. 14 fts, 32 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00;
millet, 50 fts. SI 2S; German millet, 50 fts, S2 00;
Hungarian grass, 4S fts, S2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine crasscs, 25cper ft.
Sheixbarks SI 501 75.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered.
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
4 00 ?! box; common lemons, S2 75
box; Messina oranges, J2 03 50 t' box;
Florida oranges, S3 C03 50 II box: Jamaica
oranges, fancy, S6 607 00 $ barrel; Malaca
grapes, So 50J27 00 -p keg; bananas, S2 50
firsts: $1 502 00, good seconds, H bunch:
cocoanuts, 84 004 50 $ hundred; new figs, 12a
14c pound; dales, 5J46Kc $ pound.
VEGETABLES-Celerv. 4050o doz. bunches;
cabbages, S300l 00 fl 100; onions, 60c $ bushel;
Spanish onions, 75S0c crate; turnips, 30
40c per bushel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021Kc;
choice Rio, 1820c; prime Rio, 9c: fair Rio.
17KlSJc: old Government Java, 26Kc; Mara
caibo, 21J22Kc; Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18J
22c; Caracas coffee. 19j21c; peaberry, Rio,
2021c; Lagnayra, 20K21Jc
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,22$c;
high grades, 21i26c; old Government Java,
balk, 31032; Maracaibo. 2627c: Santos, 21K
22Jc: peaberry. 25c: choice Rio, 24c; prime
Rio, 21J4c; good Rio, 21c; ordinary, 20c
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9c:
cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 70S0c
Petroleuji (jobbers' prices) 110 testTc:
Ohio, 120, SKc; headlight, 150. 9c; water white.
10Uc; globe, 12c: elainc 15c; carnadine, HKc;
royaline, lie
SYRUPS Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 33S5c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, EOe; choice, 48; me
dium, 45; mixed, 40042c,
Soda Bi-carbln kegs, 3Kc; bi-carb in Js,
6c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set, SKc; parafflne, 1112c
Rice Head, Carolina j7c; choice, 6
7c: prime, mvag; .Louisiana, ot&tC
Srabch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch, 5K7c:
gloss starch, 5Ji7c
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: 'Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers.
S2 50: Musc3tels. S2 25; California Muscatels,
$2 35; Valencia, new, 6Ji7c; Ondara Valencia,
7JiS?7Kc; sultana, 7?c: currants, new, 4K5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 4K44c: French prune",
8K13c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, SKc,
cocoanuts. per 100.56 00: almonds. Lan.. per ft:
29c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts,iap.,
12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12K
16c: new dates. 5&6c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft. 21022c: lemon
peel, per ft. 1314c; orance peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft. 8 c;
apples, evaporated. 6?i7c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, lo18c; peaches, evaporated,
pared. 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 12K13Xc: cherries, pitted. 21022c;
cherries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 24024Kc; blackberries, 7K08c: huckle
berries, 10012c
Sugars Cubes, 7Jc; powdered, 75ic: granu
latedjc: confectioners' A 6c; standard A,65c;
soft whites, 6Kc; yellow, choice. 66c;
yellow, good, b6Jc; yellow, fair, 6Jc; yel
low, dark, 5Jic
Pickles Medium, bbls (L200), $4 75; me
diums, half bbls (600). $2 85.
Salt-No, 1 fl bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, fl bbl, SI 05;
dairy. bbl. SI 20; coarse crystal, fl bbl, $1 20;
HigghVs Eureka, 4 bu sack, $2 80; Higeln's Eu
reka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $1 500
1 60; 2ds, SI 3001 35: extra peaches, SI 3501 to;
pis peaches. 90c; finest corn, $1 3001 60; Hid.
Co. corn, 70090c; red cherries, 90cl 00; lima
beans, SI 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do, 750
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 1001 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, $1 401 0; Bahama do,
S2 7o: damson plums, 95c; green gages, SI 25;
eggplums. $2 00; California pears. 82 50; do green
gages. $2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra white
cherries. $2 90; red cherries. 2fts. 90c: rasober-
ries, $1 1501 40; strawberries. SI 10; goose- J
Demes, si zuiai ou; tomatoes, iaaoc; salmon,
1-ft, $17502 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash,
2-ft cans, soaked. 90c; do green, 2fts, SI 2501 50;
corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft cans, S13 50;
baked beans, $1 4001 45; lobster, 1 ft, $1 75
1 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50; sardines,
domestic, i. $1 254 50; sardines, domestic,
Ms, $8 2508 50; sardines, imported, ks, $11 50
12 50; sardines, imported, Jjs, $18 00; sardines,
mustard, $4 00; sardines, spiced, $1 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloatcrj mackerel,
$36 ft bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, S40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No.
1 do, messed, $36; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24.
Codfish Whole pollock. 4Kc fl ft; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large, "c; boneless bake,
in strips, 6c; do George's cod in blocks 6X
7Kc Herrine Round shore, $5 50 fl bbl; split.
S7: lake S3 25 fl 100-ft half bbl. White fish, $7 fl
100-ft half bbl. Lake tront, $5 50 ft half bbl.
Finnan badders. 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
ft a.
Buckwheat Flour W&lMc. per pound.
Oatmeal-56 306 60 fl GbL
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5962c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grnln, Flour and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 4S cars. By Pittsbnrg, Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, 2 cars of oats, 10 of hay, 2 of barley,
1 of e corn, 1 of bran, 3 of. flour, 1 of wheat.
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis, 7 cars of
corn, 1 ot oats and feed, 4 of hay, 9 of oats, 1 of
bran, 1 of flour. By Baltimore and Ohio, 3
cars of bay. Sales on call, 1 car shelled corn,
sample, 35c, track; 1 car w w bran, $14 75: 1 car
choice Iowa upland, S10 25, 10 days; 1 car 2 w
oats, 32iic February. The hoped-for revival
in cereals is not yet here. While markets are
in favor of buyers, holders are unwilling to
make concessions. The wheat boom is still on;
and flour shows more firmness than for weeks
Wheat Jobblnc prices No. 2 red. $1 060
07; No. 3 red. 95Ig97c
Corn-No; 2 yelow. ear, 38039c; high mixed
ear, 36037c; No. 1 yellow, shelled; 3940c
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 37K3Sc; high mixed'
shelled, SC37c; mixed, shelled. 35036c:
Oats No. 2 white, 32J33c; extra No. 3. 31K
32c; No. 3 white, 3131Jc; No. 2 mixed 29
Rye No. 1 rye, 55056c; No. 2, 50052c; No. 1
Western 52053c.
Barley No. i Canada, 9095c; No. 2 Canada,
S3E85c;No.3Canada,78S0c; No. 2 Western.
7507Scj No. 3 Western, 6o4670c Lake Shore, 75
1 Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, $6 50
675; spring patents, S6 .5006 75; fancy straight
winter and spring. $5 .-005 75; clear' winter,
$5 0005 25. straight XXXX bakers', $5 0005 25.
Rye flour, $3 75.
Cornjieal In paper, SOc
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $18 00
20 00 ft ton; brown middlings, $14 60015 00;
winter wheat bran, $14 75015 25; chop feed.
$15 00018 00.
"HAT-Baled timothy,- choice, $15 0015 26;
Un t A .. A:au rt. XT. n J- 1A Avmia tv.
loose from wagon, SIS 0023 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. $10 00S10.50; No. 2, S3 008 50; packing
dovS5 506 00.
Straw Oats. S8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, ?7 007 25.
Provisions. .
A drop of 10c on hogs at Chicago is reported
to-day. At -Liberty markets are quiet but
prices unchanged.
Large hams. 18 fts and upward, 10Kc; medium
hams, 14 to 18 fts, lie; small hams. 14 fts and un
der, HJc; picnic or California hams, 8c; bone
less (in skins), HJc; sugar-cured shoulders,
8Jfc; bacon, 8c: dry salt, 9c; breakfast bacon,
10c:rouletts (toneless s. c shoulders), 10-c:
regular smoked sides. 9c; bellies, smoked sides,
9c; regular dry salt 6ides, SKc; bellies, dry salt
sides, SJc; dried beef, sets 3 nieces, 10c; dried
beef, flats, 8c; dried beef, rounds, lie; dried
beef, knuckles, lie; pork, mess, SIB 50: pork,
family, $17 00; pig pork, half barrels. S9 00; long
sausage, 5Jic Lard Tierces, 325 fts, TJfc ty ft;
half barrel", 120 fts, 7c ?l ft; tubs, wooden. BO
fts. "c fl ft; buckets, wooden, 20 fts. 7c ft ft;
3-ft tin pails, 60 fts. 7c fl ft: 5-6 tin pails. 60
fis, 8c fl ft; 10-ft tin pails. GO fts, 7c fl ft: 20-ft
tin pails, 80 fts, 8c; 50-ft tin pails, 100 fts, 7c
fl ft.
Dressed Mcnt.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts,
55c; 600 to 650 fts, 66Kc; 700 to 750 fts, 7
c. Sheep, 7c fl ft. Lambs, 8c fl ft.
Live Stock nt Herr'a Island.
The receipts of cattle this week are 29 cars
against 30 last week and 31 the week before.
Four loads wero heavy stock weighing .about
1,600 pounds The balance ranged from 1,100 to
1,400. There were very few light cattle in re
ceipts. The run averaged up better in quality
than for some weeks past. Two or three heavy
steers, weighing 2,000 pounds, were sold at 4c
The best price paid was for those weighing
1,500 to 1,600, the range for which was S4 75 to
85 00, 25c lower than last week. Good medium
butcher stock from 1,100 to 1,400 pounds ranged
from S4 25 to 81 50. Veal calves were scarce
and firm, but prices remain as quoted last week,
from 6 to 7c The price of bulls was $2 25 to
S3 00.
Receipts of hogs have varied very little from
600 head for a number of weeks. Heavy, rough
hogs, weighing 400 and upwards, were very
slow at $4 50. Light weights ranged from So 00
to S3 40.
The run of sheep and lambs was light, the
total beins5 head against 800 for the two
previous weeks.
Prices went up a JTc and everything was
cleaned up at the advance. One good bunch
sold at 5.
Lambs were sold at 5 to 7c and at these
figures there wero not enough to go round.
Market showed dropping tendencies in every
line excepting sheep, and this saving clause of
trade was due to scarcity of supply.
Condition of the Mnrkct at the East Liberty
Stock Yards.
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch.
Monday. February 11, 1889.
Cattle Receipts, 1,960 head: shipments,
LOCO head: market active and firm at last week's
prices; 13 cars of cattle shipped to New York
to day.
Hoos Receipts, 7,900 head: shipments. 6,200
head; market fair; medium Philadelphia?, 81 95
05 00: heavv hogs, 84 7004 80; pigs and York
ers. S5 lO0o 75; 25 cars of hogs shipped to
New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 7,600 head: shipments, 6,600
head; market firm at last week's prices.
Br telegraph.
New York Beeves Receipts, 4,300 head,
making 11,200 head for tho week. Fresh ar
rivals included 83 carloads for exportation, 94
carloads for city slaughterers direct and 71 car
loads for the market Sales were slow at
about Friday's figures. Poor to fairly
prime steers sold at S3 4004 85 per
100 fts, a few extra do $5 0005 15 and
3 carloads at S3 25. Dry rows and fat bulls sold
at '$1 9003 20. Sheep Receipts 11,300 head,
making 23,800 bead for tho week. Firmer and
higher for good to choice offerings of both
sheep and lambs; dull and barely steady for in
ferior to ordinary stock. Sales of sheep were
at S3 5006 CO, with a carload of extra wethers
at $6 25. Lambs ranged from So 5007 60 with
a few of the tops sold at $7 7508 00. Hogs Re
ceipts 6.700 head, making 29.330 head for the
week. No sales on the live weight reported.
Nominally at 85 2505 60.
Kansas City The Live Slock Indicator
reports: Cattle Receipts, 2.508 head; ship
ments, none Dressed beef and shipping steers
steady to a shade stronger; fat cows strong;
common, steady to weak, stockers and feedine
steers steady; good to choice corn fed. $3 80
4 20: common to medium, S3 0003 70; stockers
and feeding steers. $1 5003.20; cows, $1 25
2 75. Hogs Receipts, 3,512 head; shipments,
641 head: steady; all sold early; good to choice.
$4 5004 55; common to medium, $4 2004 10.
Sheep Receipts, 1.427 head; shipments, 220
head; stronger; good to choice muttons, $4 250
4 60; common to medium. $2 6003 75.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts, dull: shinments.
600 head: market steady: choice heavy native
bteers, S3 8UB4 4U; lair to gooa uo, S3 uo3 75;
batchers' steers, medium to choice, $2 6003 10;
stockers and feeders, fair to good. $1 8002 70;
rangers, corn-fed. $3 0003 40: grass-fed.1 600280.
Hogs Receipts. 3,100 head; shipments, 2,600
head; market strong; choice heavy and
butchers' selections, S4 5004 60: packing, me
dium to choice, 84 4504 60; light crades, ordi
nary to best, $4 6004 75. Sheep Receipts,
200 head; shipments, 200 bead; market steady;
fair to choice, S3 0004 80.
Chicago Cattle Receipts, 12.000 head: ship
ments, 4,000 head; market strong for good,
others steady; choice to extra beeves, S4 25
04 SO; steers, S3 0004 20; stockers and feed
ers. $2 1003 40: cows, bulls and mixed, $1 40
3 50. Hogs Receipts. 2,000 head; shipments,
6.400 head: market slow and 5c lower. Sheep
Receipts, 8,000 head; shipments, l,500head: mar
ket firm and 10c higher: natives, S3 005 10;
western cornfed, $4 4004 80; lambs. 85 0006 60.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 2200 head
through; 2,200 bead sale. Market steady; prime
steers $3 7504 10. Sheep and lambs Receipts,
600 head of through; 1,100 head sale. Sheep
active at 10015c higher; cood stock, $4 6504 90;
lambs firm at $6 006 60 for good. Hogs Re
ceipts. 4,500 head of throucb; 15.000 head sale;
market fairly active and 5c higher; mediums,
$4 90; Yorkers, $5 15.
Cincinnati Hogs easier; common and
light ti 0004 85: packing and butchers. $4 600
4 75. Receipts, 3.840 head; shipments, 480 head.
Baltimore Hoes Market dull and fnllv
ysc lower, witu a lull supply; quotations,
7c; receipts, 9.2S0 head.
Mr. Parnell will bring an action for libel
against the Times in the Irish courts.
A shock of earthquake was felt yesterday at
Bolton and Manchester, England. No damage
was done.
It is denied that General Boulanger, in a
recent interview, Slid that he favored the es
tablishment in France of a constitution similar
to that of the United States.
A goldsmith in Vienna has poisoned his
five children with cyanide of potassium. After
administering the poison to the children he
took somo of it himself and died in great agony.
As tho Treasury figures have not yet been
returned from the Public Printer, the Ways
and Means Committee will not bo able to re
port the tariff bill back to the House before
Thursday next.
Judge! O'Brien, of New York, has handed
down a decision fixing Saratoga county as the
place for the trial of ex-Alderman Arthur J.
McQoaide. The time is left to the District
Attorney as to when the trial will begin.
Yellow fever is making progress in Brazil,
and so numerous are becoming the gastric and
other fevers which have been the usual pre
cursors of epidemics in other Vcars that the
sanitary authorities are looking forward to an
epidemic this summer.
At Chattanooga a coal tar boiler at the
Creosoting brick works of Guild, White &
Gillespie exploded this morning, causing the
death of Charles Falls and fatal injuries to his
son. Both of the men were covered with coal
tar, and the body of the former was burned to
Judge Barrett, of the New York Supreme
Court, yesterday banded down an opinion in
which ne denies the application of the North
tuver sugar Kenning uompany, ine recently
dissolved member of the Sucar Trust for a
stay of proceedings pending the appeal to the
General Term.
The President yesterday sent tho following
nominations to the Senate: Norman J. Cole
man, of Missouri, to be Secretary of Agricul
ture; Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois, to be As
sociate Justice of the Supremo Court of the
District of Columbia, vice William M. Mer
rick, deceased. .
A big postoffice robbery was committed at
Amity, Ark., on Saturday night The office is
kept in the store of W. C. Hayes,-whoisalso
the postmaster. Thieves entered the window,
blew open the safe with powder, and abstracted
$7,000, part of which is Government funds and
part Mr. Hayes' money. A postoffice inspector
has started for the scene.
Julia Mahar, 56 years old, died yesterday
morning In a miserable hovel in Webster, R.
L, of paralysis. The case is particularly horri
ble, as her husband had given the woman no
care after she became incapable of doing any
more work. The neighbors say she was left
alone, and rats ran the hovel and gnawed away
at the woman's extremities while she layyet
alive, but unable to drive them away. The
flesh was badly eaten from her thiKhs, and even
the face had been attacked. The police learned
of the matter and induced the neighbors to
watch with the woman while life remained.
Death came to her relief yesterday morning.
Wheat Boomed by a Goad Demand and
Llcht Offerings Corn a Shade
Hlshcr Pork Unsettled Lard
and Short Ribs Steady.
Chicago Only a moderate business was
transacted in wheat and operators generally
described the market as dull during the early
part of the session, but the latter half was
more active all round. The early feeling was
rather easy, influenced some by belief that the
decrease in the visible snpply would not De as
large as had been expectetLand the snow storm
was also taken as favorable for the winter
wheat, as the plant was reported bare of snow.
Tho opening was xAl4.c lower than Saturday's
closing, and after few slight fluctuations prices
adyancedlc for May and 2c for July, receded
some, but again advanced 2c for May and 3c for
July. The closing was 2Jc higher for May and
4c higher for July than Saturday's closing. No
special reason was given for the advance other
than there was some demand and not much
wheat offered. The featnre of the market
was strength developed in the July future.
In corn trading was fairly active, and the
feeling firmer. The market opened at Satur
day's closing prices, was easy for a time, but it
soon became apparent that there were a good
many purchasing orders to be filled, and the
market advanced c reacted ic ruled
steady, and closed a shade higher than Satur
day. There was a moderate business in oats with
in a range of c
A fairly active speculative trade was report
ed in pork, and the feeling was somewhat un
settled. Early in the day a weaker feeling was
developed, and prices ruled 7U10c lower.
Later the demand improved, and prices rallied
17K02OC, but settled back again 2K05C and
closed quiet
Trading was comparatively light in lard, and
the feeling was easier. Prices averaged lower,
and the market closed comparatively steady at
medium figures.
Only a lair business was reported in short
ribs. Early in tbe day the market was easy,
and prices ruled 25e lower. Later the mar
ket was stronger, and prices rallied 205c,
and closed rather steady.
The leading futures raneea as follows:
Wheat No. Z February. $1 03: March.
$1 O1501 O3K01 01: May, $1 0301 05I 02
1 05; July, 9O0oS994c
Corn No. 2, February, 3334K330
34c: March. ZlRZiVeMmVAc: Mav. 35kia
Oats No. 2. February, 2425c; May, 27J
Mess Pork, per bbl. February, $11 37K:
March, Sll 47j; May, $11 50011 72K011 47
11 67JC.
Lard, per 100 fts. February, $6 70; March.
$6 70S6 72K06 6506 70; May, $6 8006 820
6 7ott 80.
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. February. $6 02K
602g: .March, $6 0006 02; May, $6 12
Cash quotations were as follows: Flonr
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring
wheat $1 031 03& No. 3 spring wheat,
9295c; No. 2 red, 81 0301 03. No. 2 corn,
34c. No. 2 oats, 25c No. 2 rye.
46c. No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1
flaxseed, SI 69. Prime timothy seed, $1 50.
Mess pork, per barrel, $1173K0115O. Lard.
!er 100 lbs. $6 70. Short ribs sides
loose). S6 0006 10. Dry salted shoulders
boxed), S5 5006 00. Short clear sides (boxed).
S6 2506 37K. Receipts Flour, 9,000 barrels;
wheat 17,000 bushels; corn. 249,000 bushels;
oats. 145,000 bushels: rye, 9,000 bushels: barley,
54,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 7.000 bar
rels: wheat 11.000 bushels: corn. 161,000 bushels:
oats. 66,000 bushels; rye, 1,000 bushels;barley, 33,
000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady: fancy creamery, 27029c;
choice to fine, 20022c; fine dairies, 20022c;
good to choice, 18020c. Eggs steady at 130
New York Flour stronger; in some in
stances lOchieher. Wheat Spot 22c higher;
options lj2c higher and fairly active. Barley
quiet and steady. Barley malt dull. Cornmeal
active and weaker. Corn Spot HHc lower;
options H05c lower and steady. Oats Spot
dull and weak; options neglected. Hay qniet
and firm. Hops firm and quiet Coffee Op
tions opened steady at 10015 points up, closed
barely steady: Februarys points down, others
510 points up; moderate business; chiefly
local; sales, 58,250 bags, including February,
15.80015 85c;March, 15.90015.95c: April and May,
August 16.1516.25c; September, 16.2516.3oc;
October, 16.30016.45c: November, 18.10016.45c;
December, 16.35016.40c: spot Rio dull: fair
cargoes, 17c Sugar Raw firm: refined strong
and in fair demand. Molasses For
eign steady; New Orleans doll. Rice
quiet and strong. Cottonseed oil steady.
Tallow firm; city, 505 7.16c Rosin dull.
Turpentine strong at 475Jc Eggs qnlet and
easier; Western. 15015J4c; receipts, 5.364
packages. Pork strong; old mess. $12 20012 75;
new mess, $12 75013: extra prime. $12 50013.
Cutmcats easier; pickled bellies, e?i7Je: do
hams. 910c: do shoulders, 6oSc; mid
dles steady. Lard lower, raldine bv packers;
qnlet; saleef Western steam, 87 16"7 17; city
steam, $C 70; February, $7 11; March, 87 lo7 14,
closing at $7 11; April, $7 13; May. $7 1307 17,
closing at i in; June, 10: juiy ana August,
$7 16: September, $7 1707 22, closing at $7 17.
Butter Choice firm and in moderate demand;
Western dairy, 13020c; creamery, 16029c; El
cins. 31031KC Cheese slow and easy: Western.
St. Louis Flour firm and unchanged.
Wheat higher. Shorts had quite a scare in
to-day's market The weather was cold and
dry and stock showed aJarge decrease, which
with rood buying put fne price uo l15fc
early in the day; the close was firm' and 2
2c above Saturdav's; No. 2 red, cash. 95c nom
inal: May, 9609SKc closed at 9SJc; July,
8iS5Jc, closed at 87c bid. Corn quiet: No. 2
mixed, cash, 28c; March, 282Sc closed
at 28Kc bid; May, 3056030. closed at30c
asked: July, 31Kc Oats lower: No. 2 cash,
2402oc: Mav 27c asked, 27Kc bid. Rye
No. 2, 45046c Barley Lifeless. Flaxseed
quotable at $1 oO, pure test Provisions firmer.
Pork $12 00. Lard Prime steam nominal at
$6 6006 65. Dry salt meats Shoulders, $5 25;
longs and ribs, 6 20; short clear, $6 40. Bacon
Shoulders, $6 75; longs, $7; nbs, $7 12: short
clear, $7 75.
Cincinnati Flour In moderate demand;
family, $4 2004 35: fancv, 84 7504 90. Wheat
quiet and firm; No. 2 red. $1 00; receipts, 2,000
bnsbels; shipments. 4,000 bushels. Corn irregu
lar and unsettled; No. 2 mixed. 3434c Oats
steady; No. 2 mixed. 27028c Rye quiet and
steady; No. 2, 54c Pork easy at $12 00. Lard
dull and lower to sell at 86 65. Bulkmeats In
light demand: short riDs, SO 25. Bacon easy;
short clear, $7 62. Butter firm; fancy new
western creamery, 33c; prime dairy roll, 13015c
Linseed oil in fair demand and firm at 56058c
Sugar quiet and easy; hard refined, 77Jc;
New Orleans, 6i53ic Eggs doll. Cheese firm.
Philadelphia Flour steady, with better
trade in spring wheats, winters continue very
dull. Wheat Nothing doing in options, and
prices largely nominal. Corn Spot in better
aemana; iutures ruiea sieaay, out export de
mand very moderate and speculators doing
nothing. Oats Carlots dull: prices steady.
Provisions quiet and steady. Mess pork, new,
$15 00015 60; prime mess do, new, $14 50; do
family, $15 50016 00. Hams Smoked, 110
11C Lard Refined steady at SSc But
ter firm for fine grades; other grade neglected;
Pennsylvania creamery extra, 29030c: do
prints extra, 31c Eggs dull and easy. Cheese
steady; part skims, 67c
Milwaukee Flour quiet, and unchanged.
Wheat strong: casb,92c; May, 95KC; July.94c
Corn dull; No. 3, 29c Oats steadier: No. 2
white, 2Sc. Bye- in fair demand and easier.
Pork, $11 40. Lard. $6 70. Cheese firm but
quiet; Cheddars, 10c
Baltimore Provisions quiet and steady.
Butter top grades firm, mediums steady; west
ern packed, 1622c; best roll. 13018c; creamery,
2230c Eggs firm at 1415c. Coffee firm;
Toledo Cloverseed steady; cash, $5 17;
Febru?ry and March, $5 20.
Brazilian Coffee Mnrkct.
Rio Df. Janeiro. February 11. Coffee
Regular first, 6,800 reis per 10 kilos; good sec
ond. 5,300 reis; receipts during the week,
92,000 bags; purchases for the United States,
37.000 bags; clearances for do, 2,000 bags; stock,
411,000 bags.
Santos, February 11. Coffee Good aver
age, 5,700 reis per 10 kilos; receipts during the
week, 72,000 bags; purchases lor the United
States, 36.000 bags; clearances for do, 20,000
bags; stock, 304,000 bags:
Grain In Sight.
CHiCAGO.February 11. The visible snpply of
grain in comparison with that of last week, as
reported by the Board of Trade, is as fol
lows: Wheat 34,190,000 bushels; decrease 6S4,
000 bushels. Corn, 14,135,000 bushels; in
crease. 758.C00busheIs. Oats. 8.0S0.000 bushels:
"increase, 5,000 bushels. Kye. 1,696,000 bushels;
decrease, iw Dusneis. canoy, sa7,uuu
bushels; decrease, 146,009 bushels.
Wool Markets.
St. Louis Wool quiet and unchanged.
Bright medium, 1926c; coarse braid, 12
22c; low sandy, 11018c: fine light, 17023c: do
heavy, 13019c; tab washed, 37c: inferior, 31
Metnl Markets.
New Yoek Pig iron steady. - Copper dull
and stronger; lake, February, $16 60. Lead
quiet and weaker; domestic $3 70. Tin qnlet and
heavy; Straits $21 25.
The French Chamber of Depntiesbas ap
proved an additional convention relative to
tbe exchange of postal orders between France
and the United States.
Send Your Namojand Address
With 2 cents to Colgate & Co., 55 John, et, N.
Y., for a sample of Demulcent Shaving Soap.
He Did Not Return IlleirnI JJqnor Sellers
Inspector McAIeeae Socked for tbe Costs
In Connolly's Case.
When Judge Collier's branch of the
Criminal Conrt opened yesterday morning,
Constable P. Mclnerny, of the Fifth ward,
was placed on trial, for the second time, on
the charge of not returning illegal liquor
sellers, and making a false return, knowing
there were violations of the liquor law" in
his ward. The first time he was tried be
fore Judge Slaglc and the Jury disagreed.
Tbe hearing yesterday had been hardly begun
when Mclnerny's attorney stated that his
client would enter a plea of guilty on the sec
ond count of the indictment that of not re
turning Illegal liquor sellers. This concluded
the trial.
Constable P. M. Connolly, of the Ninth ward,
who was charged with a similar offense, was
put on trial next Inspector McAleese, who
was also the prosecutor In this case, was pat on
the stand. He stated that tbe information
against Connolly had been brought on informa
tion received. All the evidence was but bear
say. Upon this Judge Collier stated that It was
not right to try a man on hearsay evidence,
and that the only thing necessary was for the
jury to find a verdict of not guilty and to
place tbe costs. The jury returned in a few
minutes with the verdict of not guilty, and
placed the costs of the case on Inspector Mc
The Patterson Salts Against the Marine
Bank-Began Yesterday.
The suits of T. A. Baird Patterson against
the Marine National Bank, are on trial before
Judge White. The suits, it is stated, grew out
of a refusal on the part of the cashier of the
bank to cash a check issned by Patterson. The
latter was agent for a part of 'the Patterson
estate and was trustee for the balance in which
some of the heirs held a life interest A check
was made cut by Patterson as agent on the
bank but payment on it was refused, tho cash
ier stating that there were no funds there.
The refusal, it was claimed, was made at the
request of one of the heirs of the estate, for
which Patterson was agentand trustee. Shortly
afterward Patterson was removed as trustee
and tho Fidelity Title and Trust Company ap-
Jiolnted in his place. The snlt be now brings
s for the value of the check on which payment
was refused, be claiming that there was money
to meet it on deposit also for damages for tbe
injury to his reputation caused by the refusal
to cash his check.
Tho Manufacturers' Gas Company Served
With nn Injunction.
In the equity suit of Bryce Brothers, the
Soutbside glass manufacturers, yesterday, the
novel question was raised whether or not the
Manufacturers' Natural Gas Company had the
right to discriminate in favor of those making
tbe first contracts. Tho company claim they
have this right and can shut off the gas from
their newest customers when the supply rnns
short This thev can do under an agreement
existing since May 1SS8, between the gas com
pany and some of the stockholders who were to
get tho gas before the general public was
The plaintiffs claim the agreement is unlaw
ful on acconnt of the fact that the consumers
to whom the agreement was made were repre
sented in the Board of Directors. They say if
the supply is shut off for SO minutes their 34
pots would be destroyed. A preliminary in
junction restraining the company from turning
off the gas was granted.
Two Junk Dealers Found GuIIly of Reeelv.
lug Them From Thieves.
J. Golden and M. Sherman were tried before
Judge Collier for receiving stolen goous. The
two men were in the junk business on Forbes
street Several months ago Golden was driv
ing a wagon along Fifth avenue, when it broke
down. A policeman advised him to remove
the load in tbe wagon so it could be repaired.
Golden objected so strenuously that tbe offi
cer's suspicions were aroused. He lifted the
cover concealing the contents of tbe wagon
and saw a lot of brasses, syphon couplings, etc
He arrested Golden on suspicion.
Tbe brasses were identified as some that had
been stolen from a vessel of tbe Grand Lake
Coal Company. The informations were lodged
against Golden and his partner, Sherman.
They claimed to nave bought the articles. The
jury yesterday rendered a verdict of guilty,
but recommended the prisoners to the extreme
mercy of the court.
Another Newsdealer Found Guilty of Selling
the Police News.
In Jndge Slagle's branch of the Criminal
Court tbe entire day was taken up in disposing
of the balance of the Police Gazette and Police
Jieics cases. George W, Havens, of Penn
avenue, was tried for selling obscene literature
in the shape of the A'ews. Tbe evidence was
similar to thatof Schade and Gross, tbe dealera
who were convicted. A verdict of guilty was
Thomas O'Brien, T. C. Harbison and John
Rodgers, the rest of tbe dealers charged
with tbe same offense, at the conclusion of the
trial of Havens, entered pleas of guilty.
To-Dny' Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No. 1 Butler et al vs Bridge
water Gas Company; Welsh vs Oliver fc Roberts:
Luebbe & Bro. vs Grasser et al, two cases;
Kleber et al vs Lnpton et al; Smith vs
Guify et al; Fisher vs Monongahela Connect
ing Railway Company: Wilson Snyder Manu
facturing Co. vs Straub et al, two cases; Gart
side et al vs Pittsburg Junction Railway Com
pany; Trussell vs Republic Iron Works;Hucke
stein & Co. vs Columbia Iron and Steel Cor
Strand & Co. vs Thornton.
Common Fleas No. 3 Corcoran vs Chess,
Cook & Co.: Saitta, Cuneo & Co. vs city of
Pittsburg; Leatman vs same; Dewces vs De
wees et al; Ehrstein et al vs Hassler et al.
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs James
Flanigan, J. M. Haiges. D. C. Treacy, Fred
Young, Sarah McDennott P. J. Ulrich, John
McR. Russell. Thomas Carson, Wm. Feix,
Emma Weber et al, Louis Rnppel, John L.
Waddle, Eehill Aucoran. John li LauTHenrv
Hayslip, Joseph Jones, E. W. Jackson, Hyman
Guidinsky, James Quinn.
Lines From Legal Quarters.
Mary Baerman was found cuilty of as
sault and battery, and fined $10 and costs.
The juryi3 0ut inthesuitof George Oliver
against James Better, for the price of a wagon
that Betler was accused of confiscating.
Subpcenas were issued yesterday in the
divorce cases of Agnes Bair against Harry W.
Bair, and Mary Combs against Charles K.
The "shot-tower case" of George Grantz
against Wm. G. Price & Co. is still on trial be
fore Judge Ewing. The day was taken up yes
terday in hearing expert testimony for the de
fense. The suit of Jacob Graff against the Sons of
Winkelreids, of Pittsburg and Allegheny, for
sick benefits, which he claimed to be due him
and they refused to pay, is on trial before
Judge Stowe.
IN tho proceedings of Tyson and Totten
against Louis LePage and the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company, garnishees, a verdict was
rendered yesterday in favor of the plaintiffs
and judements ordered to be issued for them
for $1,087 33.
The Clerk of the United States District
Court yesterday received a transcript from
United State3 Commis-ioner Hahn, at Scran
ton, in the case of Carnmilla Cincq'ue, charged
with passing counterfeit coin. He was held in
bail for the March term of conrt
A verdict of $100 for the plaintiff was ren
dered yesterday in the case of James Mason
against Fred Elk. The suit has been on trial
for several days. It was for damage to Mason's
farm caused by the sinking of the mines be
longing to Elk beneath it and tho draining of
water from the mine into Mason's springs
William Jones yesterday filed a petition
for a writ of habeas corpus. He alleged that
his 12-year-old daughter was restrained of her
liberty by Milton Ncely, of Franklin township.
Tho child, it is claimed, was living with Neelyj
who refused to give her up to her father. A
writ to bring the child into court Saturday, the
16th iust., was issued.
A. C. Houston, assignee of G. W. Wilkins,
yesterday entered suit against Lynch fc Robin
son for $2,500 damages. He alleges that among
the property assigned to him by Wilkins, for
the latter's creditors, were two barges contain
ing some merchandise. These, he claims, were
surreptitiously seized by the defendants, while
lying in the Allegheny river at Freeport, and
brought to Pittsbnrg and appropriated.
Messrs. Cogan & Bay yesterday entered
suit ageinst Messrs. Shields and Dewees. com
prising the Osceola Coal Company, for $390 33
for merchandise furnished. This is the com
pany of which one of the partners. Shields,
entered equity proceedings against Dewees to
have judgments given by the latter declared
void, alleging that Dewees gave the judgments
to defraud Shields and the firm's creditors, the
firm haying become Insolvent.
The President has approved the act to en
large the powers and duties of tbe Department '
of Agriculture ' and to create an executive,
department to be known as tbe Department ot
Agriculture: the act constituting Columbus,
O., a port of delivery, and the act to provide,
for the deposit of tbe savings of seamen of ths
navy. The act to abolish Circuit Court powers
of certain district courts of ths United States
and to provide for writs of error in capital
cases became laws without ths President's
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