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The May Article Has Advanced Ten
Ter Cent Above Lowest Point.
BULLS ARE C05IIXG TO THE FEOKT.
FJear Already Beginning to Feel the Effect
of the Advance.
"WHEAT BAS TOUCHED BED BOCK
OrflCE OF THE PlTTSBUKG DlSPJTCH.1
Tuesday. February 12, 1SX). J
The current number of the Minneapolis
filler contains some very mournful reflec
tions on the wheat and flour situation. The
miller's occupation is represented as very
.sick. The editor represents himself as very
intently watching the symptoms, and pict
tures the miller's cry as "How lone Oh,
Lord, how long!" About the only streak ot
light to be found in the editorial is fonnd
in the following sentences: "Putting aside all
arguments of bulls and bears, it is evident tbat
low-priced wheat cannot be accomplished on
this crop, and underlying all this dullness is a
well developed element of strength. Trade is
so bad that improvement mnst come. We
hope the turning point has been reached."
About the time this editorial cry of despair
was going un from the Minneapolis sanctum
the upward turn of wheat started, and flour
already begins to feel the effects of the wheat
The element of strength underlying the dull
ness of the past few months hejrins to assert
itself in earnest, and already fancy spring
patents are np 25c per barrel. Interviews with
a number of leadinjr jobbers of flour develop
the fact that the faith is strong that the late
advance has come to stay.
Wheat Dom to Bedrock.
Said one who is thoroughly posted on the
flour trade: "For the past two months bears
have been constantly hammering at wheat un
til they have managed to send it far below its
real value. They have at last reached their
limit, and all signs point to an inning for the
bulls. From all past experiences we are war
ranted to believe that prices will go as far
above the real value ot wheat as they went be
low values under the operation of bears."
Aside from the speculative element which
undoubtedly enters into the present boom in
wheat, there is a substantial clement of
strength, and neither wheat nor flour can gravi
tate back to the low prices which have ruled
the past month or t o, at least lcforc the new
crop comes in. The best the Pittsburg flour
jobber can do now in carload lots is to secure
lancy patents at Su 65. As the holesale price
has been 66 73 for a month or two past, it is
rlain that there Is a necessity for an advance if
the present boom meets with no mishap. If our
home millers do not advance their prices on
flour fiom 15 to 20 cents they will be forced to
do it at an early day, with the prices they are
compelled to pay for wheat. Said one of the
leading flour jobbers of the city: "I am not
able to say what our home millers have doneon
the late rise in wheat, but I know if they have
not advanced rates on flour from 15 to 20 cents
their margin of profit is wiped out, and they
are working only for glory, which is not a pre
vailing weakness of business men."
Advised lo Go lovr.
It will be well to remember, while this wheat
and flour boom is on; that the export demand
has fallen very far below the predictions which
were sent out from grain centers last fall. The
public -was asked to believe that, with a wheat
crop not above 75 per cent of the average
season and a strong export demand, flour was
sure to reach the 10 line in a retail way. This
export demand has failed to materialize.
.Europe has come much nearer meeting its own
demands for bread than the most sanguine
American bull anticipated last fall.
Those who are disDosed to bank on th
present boom in wheat are advised to go slow,
while the Minneapolis Miller is correct in
saying tbat there is an underlying element of
strength to the wheat and flour trade, it will be
found in the end that ther is no ground for a
speculative movement, for there is bread
enough and to spare in the land.
LIVE STOCK MAUEETS.
Condition or the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsbuiu: Dispatch. )
TCCsday, February 12, 18S9. J
Cattle Receipts 260 head: shipments,
100 head: market fair at yesterday's prices; no
cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts. 1,900 head: shipments. 900
head; market fair; Fhiladelpbias, $4 754?4 90;
good mixed. So CO; pigs and Yorkers.S.5 105 15;
cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep lteceipts, 5,600 head: shipments, 4.200
head; market Arm aud a shade higher than
Kaksas City The Live .Stock Indicator
reports: Cattle Receipts. 4.755 head; ship
ments, L710. Quality of offerings mostlr or
dinary. Best dressed beef and shipping steadv:
medium and common hard to sell and 510c
lower; choice fat cows steadv; others l"c
lower: Rood to choice corn fed. S375420:
common to medium, $2 903 65: stockers and
feeding steers. 1 50f?3 20; cows, ?1 25ffi2 75.
Hogs Receipts, lL2b head; shipments, none:
weak, and 1015c loner; goon to choice. $4 S5
4 40; common to medium, 54 204 M. Sheep
Receipts, 1.646 head; shipments, 635 heaa;
steady; good to choice muttons, 54 254 50;
common to medium. S2 503 90.
Chicago Cattle Receipts, a.000 head: ship
ments, 4,000 head: market weak and a shade
lower; choice to extra beeves, $4 254 70;
steers. S3 00Q4 CO; stockers and feeders.
2 25JJ3 50: cows, balls and mixed. SI 75
3 25; Texas steers. 2 5C3 6a Hoes Receipts.
34.0(10 head; shipments, 9.000 head; market
fairly active and 10c to 15e lower: mixed, 1 45
Qi 70; heavy. 1 45t 60; light. S4 454 80: pig
4 S55 10. Sheep Receipts, 8,000 head; ship
ments, 2.400 head: market weak and 5c lower:
natives, S3 00S5 CO: westerns, cornlccl, 4 40
4 70; Texans, 3 003 90: lambs, 4 90(25 15.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 1,400 headship
ments, 200 head: market stronger; choice lieavv
native steers. 3 83g4 40; fair to good do, S5
3 70; butchers' steers, medium to choice, S2 00
3 10; stockers and Teeders, fair to (rood. 1 90
2 CO; ranger.corn-f ed.$3 003 40: grass-f ed.l 70
270. Hogs Receipts. 3,900 head; shipments. 400
head; market lowers choice heavy and
butchers' selections, 4 4004 60: packing, me
dium to choice, 4 40ffi4 60; light grades, ordi
nary to best, 4 454 65. Sheen Receipts,
1,600 head; shipments, none; market steady;
fair to choice, 34 bO.
New York Beeves Receipts, 9 carloads
for an exporter and 21 carloads for city slaugh
terers direct; no trading in beef cattle: tteady
loruresseu Deeiatowojcperpounu. ro-aavs
cable'advices from Liverpool quote American
cattle HK12Jcper pound for the dressed
weight Sheep Receipts. 450 head, and 1,200
earned over from jesterday; dull with sales of
good sheep at 5 505 75: dressed mutton at SS
9 50. Hogs Receipts, 4,400 head: a carload of
light hogs sold alive t 5 60, and the market is
rated firm at So 255 60.
Buffalo Cattle No fresh receipts; feel
ing firm; all sold. Sheep and lambs Receipts,
none through; 800 head sold; all sold in small
bunches at steady prices; lambs, good, 8 00
6 6a Hogs Receipts, aoOO head of through;
650 head sale; market 510c higher; mediums.
4 955 00; Yorkers. $5 25.
ClKCtNJfATi Hoes weaker; common and
light. 4 004 So: packing and butchers', 4 50
64 70; receipts, 2,250 head; shipments, 600 head.
DO EOT LIEU PROHIBITION.
Rhode Island Citizens Want to Return to
the Old Plan.
Peotidence, February 12, In the
House of Representatives to-day a petition
with 602 signatures was presented, reciting
that the petitioners, taxpayers and business
men of the State, feeling that the amend
ment to the constitution prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of intoxicatiagliquors
as a beverage is injurious to the best inter
ests of the State, as well.'as incapable of en
forceot, and that it has placed the liquor
business beyond control and supervision,
and has depreciated the price of real estate,
petition for an amendment abrogating the
New York Pig Vd steady; American,
15 3019 00. Copper unchanged. Lead quiet
and easier; domestic. 53 67K. Tin lower, closed
quletand firmer; Straits, 21 2a
b. & n.
The embroidery business here is large
but is to be increased the bargains, large
assortment and fine goods at the present low
prices, will do the work.
Boggs & Buhl.
Four hdudeed pieces of fine French
and American flannels; stripes, checks and
figures; all prices, 35c, 40c, 50c, 65c, 75c and
$1 per yard.
Hugus & Hacee.
MARKETS. BY .WIRE.
A Sharp Advance In Mar and July Wheat
Gives the Shorts a Die fc'care
Corn. Oal nod Hog
Chicago Trading was active in wheat to
day, and an unusually large business was trans
acted. The selling developed was very nervous
and unsettled, and the market attimes excited.
Outside Orders were more numerous, and trad
inc was quite general. The opening for May
was Jilc higher than the closing of yesterday,
ruled very firm and prices were advanced,
thouch not without numerous fluctuations, 3c
more, then declined ljfc, ruled irregular, and
closed SJic higher than yesterday. July opened
excited and 23c higher, and advanced He
more, then broke off very suddenly about 2JJc
advanced 2Kc. declined lljc, and closed about
lKc higher ttan yesterday.
Judnng from the action of the market the
sbortswere again thoroughly frightened, and
many whom the low prices did not scare in
wcrelorceu to cover, iub nutjtutwuiuugui
out considerable wheat, but the belief still
remains that large lines of Ions wheat remain
intact, and that the realizing is being done by
parties who have been buying off and on and
sell whenever fair profits are offered.
In corn only a moderate degree of specula
tive activity was manifested. Operators who
usually trade in corn were givlnc wheat their
attention and transactions were mainlv local
and consisted chiefly in coverings in shorts.
The feeling developed was firmer, influenced
almost entirely by the strength in wheat.
A stronger feeling developed in oats, due
chiefly to the sharp advance in wheat, which
induced the shorts to buy quite freely. Hold
ers were not disposed to sell with any degree of
freedom early In the session, and prices for
May advanced c. On th bulge off erings be
came more numerous, and a liberal business
transpired. A recession followed, "but the
market closed steady at a slight advance over
yesterday's last sales.
Considerable interest was manifested in the
market for hoc products, and speculative trad
ing was auite active. The feeling was weak
early in the day, but strength developed in the
grain markets and eagerness of the shorts to
provide for their outstanding contracts
checked the downward tendency. Offerings
were not quite so free and prices gradually ad
vanced to outside figures, with quite an active
business reported, credited mainly to local op
erators. At this improvement the offerings
were enlarged somewhat, particularly by room
traders, who desired to realize on early pur
chases, and prices settled back again to inside
figures and closed steady.
The leading futures raneea as follows:
Wheat No. 2. February. SI Qiil 06
1 WA 06: March, 1 051 05KQI 04;
May. 41 06kl 11 OGJggl 09; July, 9W
CORN No. 2, Februarv, 34g34X3434Kc;
March. 34V34c: May, 35KSoKcfJuly, 35K
Oats No. 2. February. 2525c; May, 27Ji
julss -ork. per bbl. r em-uarv, 511 30J3
11 20: March, 11 4011 4011 3011 30: Mav,
511 57K11 7511 52M6H 52J; July, 11 70&
11 SOSIl 7011 7a
Lard, per 100 as. Februarv, $6 C7U6 65;
March. 6 67KS6 65; May, 677Mg 82U&6 75
6 75; Jul v, S6 82J
bllORT Bibs, per 100 fis. February. $5 95
5 92K: March. $5 906 005 905 92K; Mav.
S6 1-JK66 156 07K6b OTJfc July, 6 2o6 25
6 176 17c.
Uasn quotations were as follows: Flour
Better demand and better feeling, held
1015c higher. No. 2 spring wheat,
1 0G1 06; No. 3 spring wheat,
9ig3ic; No. 2 red, 1 061 06. No. 2 corn,
34ic No, 2. oats, 25c. No. 2 rye.
45c. No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flax
seed. 1 5S. Prime timothv seed, 1 471 43.
Mess pork, per barrel, 1137lloa Lard,
per 100 lb. 8 67. Short ribs sides
(loose). 5 95f6 Oa Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), So 5060a Short clear sides (boxed),
6 2i6 37K. Receipts Flour, 11,000 barrels;
wheat. 18,(500 bushels: com. 242.000 bushels;
oats. 109,000 bushels: rye, 8,VM bushels; barley,
40.000 bashels. Shipments Floor. 10,000 bar
rels: wheat, 10.000 bushels; corn. 190,000 bushels;
aats.119.000 bushels; rye. 3,000 bushels;barley,S0,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
was steady and unchanged. Eggs steady and
New York Flour active, strong and 1025c
hicher. Wheat Spot llKc higher; options
excited, exceptionally large business, and a
wild range of prices, closing Ilc over ves
terday; long interests increasing and millers
buying more freely. Barley dull. Barley
malt quiet. Corn Spot dull and steady;
options dull; early months lower; late months
firmer. Oats Spot steady and quiet; options
dull and steady. Hay stronjrand in fair de
mand; shipping, 65c: good to choice, 7595c
Hops quiet and firmer. Coffee opened steady
and unchanged to 5 points up and closed
steady: February and March 5 points up; others
unchanged to 5 points down; dull; sales of 30.
OuO baei-, including March, 15.S0e: April. 15.85c;
Mav. 15.SOKI15.SOc: June, 15.9016.00c; July. 16.00
16.05c; August, iai0l(i.30c: September, 16.20
16.30c; October, 16.20ijJ16.35c; December,ia25
ltf.30c: spot rio steady; fair cargoes, 17J1
Sugar Raw strong and -quiet; refined steady
and quiet. Molasses Foreign quiet andsteady;
50 test, 28c; New Orleans quiet: open kettle,
good to fancy, S043c. Re firm and quiet.
Cottonseed oil steady. Tallow firm. Rosin
quiet; strained, common and good, 1 051 10.
Turpentine steady at 47c. Eggs weaker and
dull; Western. 141134c. Pork easy and dull;
old mess. 12 50: new mess, 12 5012 75; extra
Enrae, 12 50i2 75. Cutineats slow: pickled
ellies, (75c; do hams. 9lQJc: do
shoulders, oKtr; middles quiet. Lard easier
and quiet: sales, Western steam, par to 7 15;
city, to 7U; .February. 7 10; March, 7 OS J
asitcu; Apni, . u asueu; Jiay. 7 uagfz 1"
closing at 7 10 asked: June, 711S7 14, closing
at 7 12 asked: July, 7 13 asked; August, 7 14
asked; September, 7 15 asked. Butter steadv
and in moderate demand; Western dairy, 134
20c; creamery, lGZ)4c; Elgins, 31g32c Cheese
slow and easy: Western, 10Sll)c
St. Louis Flour firmer but nothing here.
Wheat was very unsettled and irregular; May
and June closed lc higher, but July was Uc
lower than yesterdav; No. 2 red, cash, 9Sc bid:
April, 9Sc; May. 9SgSl OOJc. closed at 9S5gc
bid;Iune, 9UGc, closed at 96'c nominal;
July. 63yic, clof-ed at 86c : August,
Sor. Corn higher; No. 2 mixed, cash. 2SU0!
2iQ March. 28-Vc: May. SQesic, closed at
30fc31c asked; July. 32t Oats higher; No.
2 cash. 24r; May, 27c Rye dull and neglected.
Barley No demand. Flaxseed quotable at
1 50, pure test. Provisions easier. Pork
11 75. Lard Prime steam, 6 60. Dry salt
meats Shoulders. 5 25: longs and ribs, 6 15;
short clear. 6 35. Bacon Boxed shoulder
6 50; longs and ribs, 7 007 12: short clear.
7 207 25.
CixccrarATX Flour stronger. Wheat quiet
No. 2 red. 9SS1 00; receipts, 3,000 bushels;
shipments, 500 bushels. Corn in moderate de
mand and barely steady; No. 2 mixed, 3434iCc
Oats heavy:No. 2 mixed, 27c Rve neglected:
No. 2, 51a Pork nominal at $12 00. Lard dull
at 6 60. Bulkmcats and bacon quiet. Butter
firm. Sugar steady. Eggs dull. Cheese firm.
Milwaukee Flour strong. Wheat dull
SAS: M 95c! July.94c. Corn dull
No. 3, 23$fc Oats dull; No. 2 white, 2Sc Rye
talcum, .u. a, -yiyu fauey weaker; ivo. 2,
59iic. Provisions easier. Pork. 11 3a Lara,
v-u ui. vucot uucuaugeu; uiicauars, lOjc
TTTTT. A TllTT 1TTT . l?lM.lnl! l.n.A. tir, .
......a ..a iuui uuii uut uiuu y iieat
advanced l2c, but there was little or no
cnapnlitinn ind nnnttlnne Invurnlx :
Corn firm but quiet. Oats Carluts quietPro
visionsslow andsteady. Lard Refined 8c.
Baltimore Provisions steady; mess pork
$14 60. Butter-Best firm;, mediums steady
western packed, 1622c; best roll, 13lSc;
creamery, 2230c .Eggs firm at 14tfH?c
Coffee firm; Rio. fair, 17&c
Toledo Cloverseed steady and firm; cash,
A TAX REDDCEE.
AB.&O, Official In the City Looking After
T. J. Griffith, Tax Agent of the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad at Baltimore, is in
the city looking after the assessments on
the property of the company in this city.
Mr. Griffith's business is to travel over
the Baltimore and Ohio system and secure
reduction of taxes when excessively as
sessed. This year the Baltimore and Ohio
property here was assessed for the full
valne, or advanced in the same proportion
as other large properties, and the officials
are complaining about the assessment.
The Annual Meeting Adjourned,
The annual meeting of the directors of the
"Westingbouse Electric Company was to
have been held yesterday; but, owing to
teveral purchases the company has recently
made, a full statement could not be made
yesterday, and the meeting was adjourned
for GO days.
St. Lours Wool quiet and unchanged.
Philadelphia Wool quiet; prices nomi
nal and unchanged.
New York Wool quiet and easy: domes
tic fleece, 3238c; pulled, 2339c; Texas. 15
When bahy was sick, wo gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she. cried for Castoria,
When she became Sfiss, she clung to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castorta.
THE CASE. APPEALED.
Fate of a Condemned Buildins; to Be
Decided by Arbitration.
INSPECTOR FRANK ANTAGONIZED.
A Prominent Real Estate Dealer's Views on
THE DAT IN STOCKS AND PETB0LEUH
It is by no means certain that the con
demnation of the building at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Wood street, occupied by
the .Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, will
stand. William Roseburg, trustee for the
property, has appealed from the decision of
Inspector Frank, and arbitrators have been
appointed to make a full investigation.
Their conclusion will be final. Mr. J. T.
Natcher represents Mr. Roseburg, and C. A.
Ralph the city. These two will select a third to
complete the board.
Mr. Roseburg's appeal is based on the ground
that the Inspector acted without a full knowl
edge of the facts; that his decision was not jus
tified by the condition of the building; that it is
not unsafe; that with proper repairs it could bo
made secure and tenantable for at least ten
years longer, and- that its demolition, under
these circumstances, would involve a heavy loss,
for which no adequate reason had been offered.
This presentation of the case of the plaintiff is
founded upon the opinions of prominent archi
tects who have thoroughly examined the prem
ises. The building in question has an interesting
history. It was erected about tiO years ago, and
was looked upon at the time as one of the finest
business houses on the street. In 1840, and for
a number of years thereafter, it was occupied
byMcLain, King& McCord as a hat store.
Middle-aged readers of The Dispatch will
remember this firm. They were the leading
hatters and furriers of that period of political
excitement and anti-slavery agitation. Thirty
five years ago Morganstem fc Co., clothiers,
leased the buildingand occupied it for about 15
years. The next occupants were R. A. Davis
& Co., books and stationery. They, were suc
ceeded by Mr. Wilkinson in the same business.
Ten or 12 years ago P. J. TJrling moved in and
started a clothing store. The commanding ap
pearance of the building, and its eligible loca
tion on the principal business thoroughfares,
secured good tenants at a high rental.
In 1SS0 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany, in lookinc around for a suitable location
for a ticket office, so as to be abreast of their
rivals in convenience of access, secured a lease
on the property for five years. The result was
so satisfactory to the company that upon the
expiration of the lease it was renewed for
another equal period. This lease will expire
next year. Should the appeal be sustained the
company will continue to occupy the building.
A Notable Fnlllnc Off" In the Demand for
The demand for local stocks yesterday was
not of a pressing nature, as only 270 shares
changed hands at both calls. There was some
outside selling in some instances at higher
prices than those quoted on 'Change. West
inghouse Electric added a little to its previous
strength, but the demand for it was less pro
nounced than on Monday. Wheeling Gas
moved up a point, bnt Philadelphia was a trifle
weaker. Switch and Signal lost ground, while
La Nona was not only lower, but entirely
Allegheny Nat. Bank
Hid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Com. Nat. Bank
Citizens' Nat. Bank...
Exchange Nat. Hank..
First Nat. Bank Pltts'g
Fourth Nat. Bank.....
Fld.Title A- Triist Co
Iron & Glass JJoI. bar.
Metropolitan Nat. Jink
Fltts.N. B'k Com
it. E.S. Bank,'l.lm....
Flttsburg Gas Co.. 111.
Wheeling Gas Co
Tuna Oil Co
Northslde Bridge Co..
LaNorla M. Co
West'house IS. Co.L't.
23K 22,"4 23
In the morning 70 shares Electric went at
42, and 100 Central Traction at 21 The after
noon sales were 50 Central Traction at 23, 20
Electric at 42 and 30 at 424. Andrew Caster
offered Western Pennsylvania Phouograph at
34, the first time It has been offered at call. H.
M. Long sold 200 shares of Westingbouse Elec
tric at 42 and 50 shares of Central Traction at
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
dav were 339,578 shares, including: Atchison,
4,605; Canada Southern. 6,750; Delaware. Lacka
wanna and Western, 12.3S0; Erie. 8,500: Lake
Shore, 4.270; Missouri Pacific, 7,850; Northwest
ern. 32,868; Northern Pacific, preferred, 7,670;
Oregon Transcontinental, 6.050: Peoria, Deca
tur and Evan-villo, 6,810; Reading, 12,220; Rich
mond and West Point, 10,035; St. Paul, 36,421;
Union Pacific, 53,770; Western pnion, 3,500.
SCAKCITI OP BORROWERS.
Banks Unable to Find Employment for
Rapidly Accumulating Funds.
There were no significant changes in the local
money market yesterday. Funds continued to
accumulate, the banks finding no immediate de
sirable employment for them. The smallness
of the borrowing demand is shown in the fact
that at one of the oldest banks in the city yes
terday only one small piece of paper was offered
for discount. Acceptable paper continues to be
taken at 67 per cent On prime collaterals
such as Government bonds or bank stocks ac
commodations can be obtained at 5. Business
between banks was somewhat above the aver
age of the month, the exchanges being 22,013,
063 4S, and the balances 310,579 56.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at I2 per cent, last loan 2, closed offered
at i per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 46
percent Sterling exchange dull but steady
at S4 t6 for 60 davs and 54 SS for demand.
Closing 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.4H5. reg
U. S. 4s, coups
U.S. 4s, rcjr
U. S. 4s, 1907, conps
Currency, 6 per cent 1803 reg
currency, e percent, .wurejr. jz:
Currency, 6 per rent lS97reg 123
Currency, Spercent 1KB reg 123
Currency, 6percent, 18Mreg 131
$12,000 currency 6 per cent of '93 sold at 124.
New YORK Clearings, $149,034,970; balances,
Boston Clearings, $15,030,460; balances, 52,
131,123. Money, IK P cent
BALTIMORE-Clearings, ?L9H,W7; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, $11,590,030; bal
Chicago Money easy and unchanged. Bank
DOING VERT WELL.
Oil Reaches 1I10 Hlefaest Point Recorded
Since Last December.
Oil opened yesterday at SSc. The highest
point touched was S9c, and the lowest S!c
The final figures were S8c The beam en
deavored to bi eak the market in the forenoon
by rushing to sell. This caused a slight de-'
pression, but the bulls soon repaired the mis
chief and forced the quotations up to the high
est point since last December. The market
was very firm in the afternoon with an in
creased volume of tradinc, some good-sized
bundles changing hands. The feeling was
strong at the close. Some of the balls ex
pressed disappointment that the 90 line bad not
been crossed, bnt a veteran in the business con;
soled them by saying they were expecting too
much in so short a time. It had been but two
or throe weeks since the price was hovering
around b5c. He thought the advance had been
remarkable under the circumstances. Every
thing was bulllsn, and if they would but con
tain their souls in patience they would in due
time reap their reward. He added: "Oil will
touch $1 before the snow quits flying."
The rollcnonc taDie, corrected ny De Witt Dl!
worth, broker In petroleum, etc, corner Firth
THE PITTSBUEG DISPATCH, ' WEDNESDAY, . FEBRUARY
avenue and Wood street Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc :
Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened S3 Ba's 12:p. M.... 87 88
10:15A. M.... MH K l:00r. ... 87 88
10:30a. M.... S7JS 87 1:ISP. jr.... 88 88W
10:45a. M.... 873 877 1S0P. M.... 8SMi 8SH
11:00a. M.... KH &X 1:45 P. M.... 8814 88H
11:15A. M.... S7S 87H 2:00P. M.... 885? 88k
U:30A. 11.... S7H 87 MSP. M.... 8SH 88
U.-45A. It.... 87 S7J, S:30P. M.... S8 88
12:0OM S7 87; 2:45P. M.... 88 SS.
i::I5F. U.... 873 871' Closed 88.3 ....
12:30 P. M.... 87. S3 I
UpeneiL SSc: hlgheet, fctlc; lowest. 87Ac:
V'lr run W.JM
Dally shipments t&GSf
Average shipments ''"'
DaUv cuarters - S-PS;
Average charter! atsra
New York closed ai SSTaC
Oil City closea at S8c
Bradrora closed at 89c.
New York, renned. ir.
London, reflned. 6 9-16J.
Antwerp, reflned. 17X&
Other Oil Markets. .
TiTUS-nixE, February 12, Opened, 88c;
highest 89c: lowest STc; closed. SSc
On. Citt. February 12. Opened, 87Jc; high
est S8Jc; lowest 87c; closed. SSKc
Bradford. Februarv 12. Opened, SHict
highest 8c: lowest. 87Jc: dosed, S9c
New York, February 12. Petroleum opened
steady at SSjic, hut after the first sales the
market sagged off to 87c Buying orders from
the West then caused an advance, on which the
market closed strong at 88c Sales, 1,334,000
DEMAND KEEPS UP.
A Number of Important Dickers In Local
Yesterday real estate agents had the usual
largo audiences of house buyers and house hunt
ers, but nothing transpired that would special
ly interest the public.
A big deal, involving a large block of su
burban property, was commenced, hut when it
will come to a head is further along.
Thomas Lijrgett 114 Fourth avenue, sold for
Mrs. Feilbach lot No. 0, 50x125, in the Herr
Feilbach plan at Bennett station, for $700: also,
fori D. Megaw. lot 20x138 on Howe street
Twentieth ward. Pittsburg, for $375.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold the residence property No. 13 Cedar ave
nue, corner Washington street Alleehenv Citv.
lot 21x154, with two-story brick dwelling, 12
rooms, bath, etc., at a price approximating
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a large block of
East End property fronting Fifth avenue, near
Roup street containing about 14 acres, for 540,
000. The purchaser, Mr. L. T. Yoder, intends
laying it off in lots.
James W. Drape & Co. sold the house and lot
No. 20 Monterey street, Allegheny, lot 30x110
feet with frame dwelling, for $4,750; also a
small business property in Pittsburs, near
Washington and Webster streets, for $8,000.
Black it Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
John J. Jones a lot in the People's Savings
Bank plan on South Twenty-sixth street South
side. 20x74 feet for $900, and to Philip Molber,
lot No. 2 in the Urling & Billman plan on Penn,
near Winebiddle avenue. Nineteenth ward,
size 20x100 feet for $1,400.
John F. Baxter sold lot No. 92, Bank of Com
merce addition, Brushton station, frontage of
40 feet on Herrv street by 137 feet to a 20-foot
alley, to H. M. Watt for $550.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to C. Birmingham for S2,600, a lot 40x125
feet on the north side, of Howe street, near
Shady lane. Twentieth Ward.
C. Baitcnsperger &. Co., 154 Fourth avenue,
sold for Joseph Limley to Mrs. Sarak Maloney,
a four-room frame dwelling, with lot 40x110, on
Webster avenue, for $1,200 cash.
THE EASTERN IDEA.
A Prominent Real Estnte Dealer Airs Bis
Views on Inflated Values.
In referring to the statement made in this
department of The Dispatch, that Eastern
capitalists were disposed to look upon Pitts
burg property valuations as being inflated, a
prominent Fourth avenue agent said yesterday:
"I am somewhat surprised at this. Eastern
capitalists should know all about Pittsburg. It
is not a new city. It has a standing in the
world that ought to be familiar to all business
men. It is oldf enough to have a population ot
000,000, Instead of 300,000. It has grown slowly
but surely. It is not the outgrowth of a boom,
and it has never resorted to inflation to cut a
big figure iu the eyes of the public There is
no city in the country that stands upon a more
enduring basis. Moneyed men in the East
should know this as well as our own citizens.
"In putting a price upon our property thev
don't take into consideration the extraordinary
business advantages -ne possess advantages
that would be seized upon to send valuations
skyhigh anywhere else. Natural gas alone is
sufficient to cause a boom, but it has not had
that effect here, where it is regarded as a
strictly legitimate factor in the promotion of
business. Eastern opinions of us are, however,
of very little moment as our own financiers
are anxious to take all the mortgages offered.
But I would like to go over the city with somo
of those fellows and show them wherein they
Bears Dlnko n Raid and Demoralize Wall
fetrcet Bnrllncton is Hammered The
Other Gninccrs Affected Fractional
Losses AH Along the Line.
New York, February 12. The bears had an
other inning in the stock market to-day, and
everything yielded to the pressure brought
against the list, although the only marked de
clines were in the Granger stocks, which are
still the most vulnerable spot in the list Al
though the bears are somewhat disappointed at
the poor success in bringing out long stock by
their raid of yesterday, the effort was renewed
this morning and more material results attend
ed their efforts. Burlington and Quiucywas
the special object of attack, as usual, and con
siderable aid was received from heavy sales by
both Boston and Chicago, although while the
sales of the first named center were to a large
degree long stock, those of the latter were al
most entirely short sales. The advices from
the West encouraged the operations for the
short side, the reports stating that the Inter
State Association had gone to pieces, and that
no more signatures would be obtained for the
The other Grangers were soon affected bythe
persistent selling of Burlington, in which the
1 dealings were accompanied by considerable ex
citement and one after another sagged off. the
movement in Northwestern being the most
marked. There was a sudden drive made
against Pullman, notwithstanding the an
nouncement that there would be an issue of
$5,000,000 to pay for the Union Palace Car pur
chases, and the stock broke over six points, and
never fully recovered the loss. Union Pacific,
on the denial that there would be any dividend,
and the report tbat there was little likelihood
of anv action upon the funding bill, suffered a
relapse, and other stocks which have been spe
cially strong of late followed. The attacks
upon the list lasted almost until delivery hour,
when they ceased, and with the steady buying
for the long account and the heavy covering of
shorts put out earlier in the day, there was a
sharp rally aud most of the list again approxi
mated the opening figures.
London prices were almost all higher this
moruing and while our market did not respond
to the improvement it was fairly steady to firm,
but the renewal of the pressure upon'Burling
ton checked the bullish feeling, and while tbat
stock sold off rapidly the rest became quite
heavy with very little movement until the end
of the first hour when the market made its
drop. Northwestern became the weak feature
after noon and was followed by Union Pacific
and the inactive shares, among which there
were some sharp losses, Illinois Central losing
2 and others smaller amounts. The lowest
prices were generally made toward 2 P. M.,
when the pressure seemed to be removed and
everything climbed in the last hour, although
there was not time enough left to fully recover
the losses, and though the market closed active
and strong, it was generally at fractionsbelow
last evening's figures.
Railroad bonds continue to show a decreasing
volume of business at the board, and the sales
to-day reached only $1,708,000 the smallest
day's trading for somo time. Important
changes this evening are in the direction of
The following table shows the pricesof active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney fc Etephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
open- Riga, low-
Am. Cotton Oil 58
Atch.. Top. & S. F.... bZH
Canada Southern &5
Central or New Jersey. 97
Central Pacific 36)4
C, Bur. & Qulncy.... I03
C, Mil. & it. Paul.... tl'4
C Mil.AStP.. pf...,10O
C Kockl. tr .-. 97!f
a, Bt L. & Pitts 18)i
C bt L. &P1US. pt. .. .
C., St. P., M. &0...... 3154
C, 8t.P.,M.&0., pf. 92
C & Northwestern....U'6V
0.0. 0.4 1 ..72$
Col., Coal & Iron S6K
Col. & Hocking Val .. 265?
Del., L. & W I4IK
Del. & Hudson 136M
Denver AKloti., pf... nil
E. T., Va.,Ga...
E.T.,Va. &Ga., lstpf ....
E.T., Va.&Ga.!dpf. 23V
Illinois Central 11 1
Lake Erie A Western.. 18V
Lake Erie & West pf,. S!H
A Weak Market Prevails on AH Railroad
Bostojt, February Ik The Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy took an even lower range
of quotations to-day, but it bad plenty of com
pany, as nearly the whole market declined
upon the report that the "presidents' agree
ment" had come to naught The tone was
weak, but became somewhat stronger in the
latter part of the day.
Atch. & Toe 1st 7s. 118)4
Rutland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central pf.... 33
Pewablc (new) 5
Hell Telephone 222
Boston Land V4
Water Power SX
.n.x a. ianaur'ivs.iiz
Atch. &Top. K. K. .. 53)4
Boston i Albany.. .217)$
Boston Maine 176
C., B.4Q HOIK
Clnn. San. A Clev 2SU
Eastern R. K 90
Eastern R. It 6s 125,1
nmtx rereai 23
FUnt&PereM. nrd. 961f
Mexican Cen. com.. 13)4
M. C. IstMort. bds. 70(4
. Y. .New Ene... 48X
-. i.t.ncw.njr 75.1Z
Old Colony. i;i
san Diego 22ft
Closlntc quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished byWhltney&Stephenson.-brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Xew York Stock Ex
Pennsylvania Railroad. 55)
Reading Railroad Hi
Buflalo, Pittsburg and Western 13)2
Lehigh Valley Mh
lhlKh Navigation 51V
Jorthern Pacific 27 ,
Northern Pacific preferred 62
New Yohk, February 12. Mining quotations
closed: Amador, 150; Bodle, 150; Caledonia, 270;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 7S;
Commonwealth, 490; Eureka Consolidated, 125:
El Cristo, 115; Gould and Curry, 260; Hale and
Norcross, 485; Homestake, 1350; Iron Silver. 310;
Mexican. 300; Mono, 100; Mutual, 145; North
Belle Isle. 255: Ophir. 490; Plvmouth, 87o; Sierra
Nevada, 270; Silver King, 110; Silver Cord, 100;
Small Hopes, 105; Sullivan, 135,
THE DESCKIPTIYfl TICKET.
The Railroads Here, With One ExceptIon,Do
Not Want It Adopted.
A meeting of the passenger department of
the Central Traffic Association was held in
Chicago yesterday to consider the matter of
adopting the new descriptive 1,000-mile
ticket, which was discussed at their meet
ing about a month ago. If the action of
the general passenger agents of this city is
any criterion as to what those ot other roads
will do it is not at all likely that the ticket
will be adopted.
The onlyroad in this city represented at
the meeting was the Pennsylvania. The
failnre to attend the meeting of E. A.
Clark, General Passenger Agent of the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Road; C. "W. Bas
sett, of the Pittsburg and Western, and E.
D. Smith, of the Baltimore and Ohio,
showed that these roads did not want the
The weaker lines do not want the ticket
adopted ior the reason that it wonld deprive
them of a great amount of revenue. As
the weaker lines are compelled to offer in
ducements to draw business from the better
equipped roads, they cannot afford to place
the same restrictions on their tickets as the
trunk lines. Their rules are not so strict,
and any person can use a fragment of a
mileage ticket without fear of having it
taken irom him and having to pay full fare.
If the new descriptive ticket were adopted,
it would practically prevent any bnt the
purchaser using it The weaker lines say
that they' will not object to any person
using the tickets. They agree that if the
tickets are nsed up quickly, more of them
will be purchased.
IT WlfiL COST A MILLION.
The Expense of Raising the Railroad Tracks
City Engineer Ehlers, of Allegheny, has
prepared an estimate of the cost of elevating
the railroad tracks from the bridge to
Wood's;Itun. His estimate is as follows.
All changes in regard to the streets
and street drainage, walling and
bridging S 39S.467 10
Filling the street blcoks up to
grade 240,000 00
Raising buildings 513,200 00
Total $1,151,667 10
The matter will be reported at the next
meeting of the Joint Committee bn Streets,
Railroads and Parks. "When this meeting
is held it will be decided what amount shall
be paid by the city and by the railroad
THE COLUMNS AEK1TED.
The Government Building May be at the
Roof Within a Month.
The first of the immense granite colnmns
that arc to grace the first portico of the new
Government building was hauled to the
bnilding .yesterday. There are eight of
them, and they all arrived in this city last
Each of the colnmns' is 24 feet long, and
weigh 12J tons.
Resident Architect Patterson hopes to
have all the colnmns up within a week,and,
if the weather is favorable, he will reach
the roof of the bnilding in about a month.
B. & B.
A great purchase several thousand yards
embroideries, fine edge and medium flounc-
ings, also 45-inch skirtings, 6c to 53 a yard,
all very fine and 25 per cent less than valne.
ARMOUR & CO.,
Dressed Beef, Mutton, Pork,
Hams, Breakfast Bacon,
And all other varieties of Sausage of the finest
Duality, at very moderate prices, received dally
irom their immense cooling rooms at Chicago.
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL $200,000 00.
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest
JAMES P. 8PEER, Vice Prest.
sel-k35-D JOHN-F. STEEL. Cashier.
BY GEO. K. STEVENSON & CO..
GROCERIES AND TABLE DELICACIES,
SIXTH AVENUE. Ja69-srw!'
On mortgages on improved real estate m iums
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK,
fe4-22-D ' No. 124 Fourth avenue.
Lake Shore AM. S lWi
Louisville & Nashville. Wi
Michigan Central 90JJ
Mo.. K. &Texa 12
Missouri Pacific 7254
lew York Central.
. If.. 1,. E. & v 294
N.Y., 1,. E. & W.pref 69
Ji-Y., C. Ahtl 19Ji
J. r C. & St. L. nr.
2-Y-. C. &8t.L.2dpf ....
S-Y&N. E 47K
Jf. Y., O. A W 18
orrolk& Western.... Wtf
Norroik & Western, pf 82v
J-orthern Pacific 27H
Northern Pacific pref. MH
Ohio 4, Mississippi..... 23s
Oregon Improvement ....
Oregon Transcon 33),
Peo. Dee. & Evans 27J(
Phlladel. & .Beading.. 48
Pullman Palace Car...205'J
Richmond & W. V. T.. 27
Richmond & W.P.Tipf 81
bt. l'aulJrDuluth....... 3SJ,
St. Panl & Oulutb pr.. ...
St P., Minn. &Man...l01X
btL. JfcSan Fran 26f
St li. & san Fran pr.
St. L. & San P.lst pf.
Texas Pacific 22
Wabash preferred 27)4
Western Union 86
Vi heeling 4 L. E an
Produce Dealers Ready to Concede to
EGGS, HOWEVEE, FIRMLY HELD.
Wheat StUl Booming and Flour on the
CORN, OATS AND HAT MOTE SLOWLY
OrncE or the PmaBtrBO Dispatch, I
Tuesday, February 12,1889. ' J
Country Produce -Jobbing Prices.
Very few crumbs of comfort could be gath
ered from talks with produce commission men
to-day. Certainly no revival has pnt in an ap
pearance. The Butter Board at Elgin, which
meets on Monday, made no change in prices
yesterday. The advance of 3c a week ago has
been well sustained. Eggs continue to be the firm
factor in country produce lines. A choice ar
ticle sells readily at outside quotations. As to
all things in fruit and vegetable lines trade is
slow, and customers with the ready cash find
dealers generally prepared to concede.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 3334c; Ohio do,
262Sc; fresh dairy packed, 2C23c; country
rolls, 1822c; Cbartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Ueaks Choice medium, 2 002 10: choice
peas. $2 052 15.
Beeswax 2325c l ft for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand rehned, 6 507 50: common,
S3 504 00; crab cider, S8 00SS50 barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c !J) gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make. 12J13c; Limburcer.
11K12H)C: domestic Sweuzer cheese. 1313c
.Dried Peas SI 451 50 & bushel; split do.
2?i3c w . '
Eggs 164jl7c $ dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. SI 00J1 50 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c $1 ft: cranberries, S3 DO
g) barrel; S2 40$2 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c B.
HOMIST-S2 652 7o f barrel.
Hokey New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes. 3310c $1 bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575c $ pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c fl pound; turkevs, 13
15c dressed $ pound; ducks, live. 8085c 33
pair; dressed, 10l4c 1 pound; geese, 10llc
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 Bs to bushel, f6?l
bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, S3 2o;
clover, Alsike, $850; clover, white, 59 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 lbs, 1 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 t3, SI 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 &s. SI 20;
orchard grass. 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00;
millet, 50 Its. 31 23; German millet, 50 fts, $2 00;
Hungarian irrass, 43 fts, $2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine crosses. 25c per I).
SHELLBARKS 81 DXI1 75.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tkopicaii Fruits Lemons, fancv, $3 00
4 00 fl box; common lemons, S2 75 "jl
box; Messina oranges, S2 503 50 t? box;
Florida orances, S3 003 50 f? box: Jamaica
oranges, fancv. S6 607 00 $ barrel; Malasa
grapes, So 507 00 1 keg; bananas, $2 50
firsts: SI 502 00, good seconds, ) buncb:
cocoanuts, S4 004 50 fl hundred; new figs, 12
14c $ pound; dates, 5J4Gc ? pound.
VEGETABLESMJelery. 40o0o doz. hunches;
cabbages, S300Q4 GOjjp 100; onions, 50c 9 bnshel;
Spanish onions, 7590c ?1 crate; turnips, 30
40c per bushel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 20K21Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio.
17K18Kc: old Government Java,26c; Mara,
calbo, 2122c; Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18
22c; Caracas coffee, 1921c; peaberry, Rio,
20Q21c: Laguayra, 20212c.
Roasted (In papers) Standard brands,22c;
high grades, 21K26Kc; old Government Java,
bulk, 31032; Maracaibo, 2627c; Santos, 21
22c: peaberry, 25c: choice Rio, 24c; prime
Rio, 21Kc; good Rio. 21c; ordinary, 20c
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c:
cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7&3S0C
PETROLEU3I (jobbers' prices) 110 test,7!4c:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, 9c; water white.
lOjic; globe, l2c; elaine, 15c; carnadlne, lljc;
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, S536c; priid sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335cl'
N. O. Molasses Fancv, 50c; choice, 48; me
dium, 45; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb In kegs, 3Kc; bi-carb in s,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set. 8Kc; parafflne, HKc
Rice Head, Carolina, 'TJc; choice, 6
7c: prime, 6KGJc; Louisiana, 66c
Srarch Paarl, 2c; cornstarch, 57c;
gloss starch, 57c.
Foreigit Fruits Layer raisins, 2 65; 'Lon
don layers, 3 10; California London layers.
S2 50; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
$2 35; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7J47c; sultana, TJJc: currants, new, 4i5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 443jc: French prunes,
&KS13c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8Kc,
cocoanuts, per 1C0.JS 00; almonds, Ian., per ft;
29c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnnts,;nap..
liwgioc; oiciiy nmerts, 12c; Smyrna ngs, i-$
l6c: new dates. 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per B. 2122c: lemon
peel, per ft. 1314c: orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per a, 8 c;
apples, evaporated, 65i7Kc; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared. 22u23c: peaches. California, evaporated.
unparcd, 1213c: cherries, pitted. 2122c;
cnernes, unpitteu, oiaoc; raspoernes, evapor
ated, 2124c; blackberries, 7gSc: huckle
SUGAits Cubes, 7Jc; powdered, 73c; granu
lated,7c:confectioners' A6c; standard A,6?ic;
soft whites. 6(tcr yellow, choice. 66)fc;
yellow, good, b6jjjc; yellow, fair, fijjc; yel
low, dark. 5c
Pickles Jledinm, bbls (1,200), 4 75; me
diums, halt bbls (600). 2 85.
Salt No. 1 bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, f) bbl, 1 03;
dairy, f? bbl. 1 20; coarse crvstal, bbl, 1 20;
Higgles Eureka, 4 bu sack, 2 SO; Higgin's Eu
reka, 16-14 lb pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, SI 500
1 60;2ds, SI S01 35: extra peaches, $1 35Q1 (0;
pie peaches. 90c; finest corn, 1 3001 50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cl 00; lima
beans, SI 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do, 750
85c: marrowfat peas, SI 101 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, SI 401 50: Bahama do,
2 7o; damson plums, 95c; green gages, 1 25;
eggplant?, 2 00; California pears, S250;dogreen
gages. 2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra white
cherries $2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c: raspber
ries, $1 151 40; strawberries. SI 10; goose
berries, 1 2ul 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon,
1-Bi, SI 752 10; blackberries. 80c; succotash,
2-a cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, 1 251 50;
corn beef, 2-fi cans, 1 75: 14-& cans, 13 50;
baked beans, 1 401 45; lobster, 1 lb, SI 7o
1 80; mackerel, Mb cans, broiled, $1 50; sardines,
mustaid. S4 00: sardines, spiced. S4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloaterj mackerel,
36 fl bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, 40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, 32; extra No.
1 do, messed, 36; No. 2 shore mackerel, 24.
Codfish Whole pollock. ic lb; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c: boneless hake.
In strips, 6c; do George's cod in blocks, 6
TKc Herring Round shore, 0 50 ft bbl; split.
7: lake 3 25 fl 100-tt. half bbl. White flsn, 7 f)
1U0-B half hoL Lake front, $5 50 fl half bbl.
Finnan hadders. 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
Buckwheat Flour 22c per pound.
Oatmeal 6 306 60 $ bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5962c
ft gallon. Lard olk-'oc
Grain, Flonr and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 36 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, 5 cars of hay, 5 of flour, 1 of oats, 1
of bran, 3 of corn". By Pittsburg.' Cincinnati
and St. Louis, 10 cars of corn, 3 of oats, 5 of
bay, 1 of'flour, 2 of middlings. Sales .on call:
One car sample corn, 3Sc, spot; 1 car No. 2 y. e.
corn, SSc, 5 days. The situation of grain and
hay markets' continues in the buyers' favor,
with wh&t as the exception to the rule. In the
past ten lays May wheat has advanced lie from
its lowest point. The advance has given a
firmer (deling to flour. Minnesota spring pat
e'nts are advanced 25c by jobbers, as will be
seen by Quotations below. Other grades must
go up if there conies not a reaction to the flurry
m wheal N 0. 2 red wheat was offered at SI 10,
and103was bid. Nothing less than SI OS
would haye brought buyer and seller together.
WheaI Jobbing prices No. 2 red, SI 07
1 08; No3 red, 9ScgSL
Corn' No. 2 yellow, ear, 3S33c; high mixed
ear, 36Kffic; No. I yellow, shelled. 3940c;
No. 2 (yellow, shelled, 373Sc; high mixed,
shelled, SG37c; mixedshelled. 353tic:
OAts No. 2 white, 32Ks33c: extra No. 3, 31K
32dNo.3white, 31631Kc;No.2 mixed, 29
RYE No. 1 rye. 5556c; No. 2, 5052c: No. 1
BableyNo. 1 Canada, 9095c: No. 2 Canada,
83fiS5c;No.3Canada,78f8&c; No. 2 Western.
75js"l!c; Nq. 3 Western, 6o70c Lake Shore, 75
Flour Jobbing price, winter patents, 6 50
gW75; spring patents, 6 757 00; fancy straight,
vJinter and spring. 5 6M5 75; clear winter,
5 OOffio 25. straight XXXX bakers'. $5 005 25.
;ye llonr, $3 7o.
Cobnmeal In paper, 50c '
Millteed Middlings, fine white. 18 000
20 00 ton; Jirown.jniddlings, JH 5015 00;
winter wheat bran.. S14 7515 25; chop feed.
15 00(318 CO. , .
HAT-Baled timothy, choice, SWOOSH 2a;
No. 1 do. 14 25014 50; No. 2 do, S12 00013 00;
loose from wagon, $18 00023 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. 10 0O10 50: No. 2, 8 008 50; packing
do. So 5&S6 00. . .
Straw Oats. 8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, 7007 25.
Hog receipts at Chicago to-day were 28,000
head, and prices there are 5 to 10c lower. At
East Liberty the drift is also toward lower
prices, as it has been for a week past.
Largo hams. 18 fts and upward, 10c; medium
hams. 14 to 18 fi3, lie: small hams, 11 ft3 and un
der, lljc; picnic or California hams, 8JJ c; bone
less (in skins), llc; sngar-cured shoulders,
8$Jc; bacon, 8c; dry salt, 9c; breakfast bacon,
10c: rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders), 10Kc;
regular smoked sides. 9c; bellies. Smoked sides,
9c: regular dry salt sides, SKc: bellies, dry salt
sides, SJic; dried beef, sets 3 nieces, lOcr dried
beef, flats. 8c; dried beef, rounds, lie; dried
beef, knuckles, lie; pork, mess, 16 50: pork,
family, $17 (X); pig pork, half barrels. $9 00; long
sausage, 64c Lard Tierces, 325 fts, 7c tp ft;
half barrel. 120 lbs, 7Kc 13 ft; tubs, wooden. 60
ft", 7c Vt ft; buckets, wooden, 20 fts. 7c M ft;
3-ft tin pails, 60 ft3. 7?ic ft ft: 5-fttin pails. 60
3, 8c ft ft: 10-ft tin pails. 60 fts, 7c ft ft: 20-ft
tin pails, 80 lbs, 8c; 50-ft tin pails, 100 ft3, 7Jc
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts.
55Kc; 600 to 650 lbs, 66Kc; 700 to 7X lbs, 7
7c Sheep, 7c fl ft. Lambs, 8c f) ft.
LATE HEWS IN BKIEF.
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
afternoon accepted the following bond offers:
Registered 4Ks, $315,500 at 109J4.
W. H. H. Beadle,of Yankton, Dak., has been
appointed Superintendent of Indian Schools at
Salem, Ore., vice John Lee, removed.
The contract for the construction of a pub
lic building at Los Angeles, Cal.. has been
awarded to Collins & Hargitt, of Los Angeles,
The House Committee on Military Affairs
has authorized Mr. Cutcheon to report favora
bly his bill for the reorganization of the Signal
Corps, which was recommended iu strong
terms by General Greely.
Governor Sawyer, of New Hampshire, has
appointed Oilman Marston, of Exeter, as
United States Senator for New Hampshire for
the interim between March 4 and June 19,when
the Legislature will meet.
A dispatch from Clay county, Kentucky,
states that five men implicated in the recent
midnight assassination of Bill Sizemoreand
Carr Smith have been arrested and lodged in
jaiL Sixteen men are said to have done the
The report that General Bonlanger, upon
obtaiuing a divorce from his present wife, in
tends to marry Mrs. Fanny Lucas, the divorced
wife of J05 eoh D. Lucas, of St. Lonis. is denied
- by Mrs. Lucas' brother, Robert McLaren, who
says mat sne anu uenerai uouianger are ac
quainted, but nothing more.
Ralph Cohen, the keeper of a Boston pawn
shop, reports that wmle he was at sapper last
night his clerk, John Cohen, whom he left in
the store during his absence, disappeared,
taking with him a package of jewelry valued
at 7,000 and S23 in cash. Cohen is 18 years of
age, and it is thought will be caught.
Suit has been brought by Joseph W. Yates
and Robert Porterfield, of New York, creditors
of the bankrupt firm of Grant & Ward, against
Jnlien T. Davies, the assignee of, that firm, to
compel him to give an accounting of all his.
transactions in connection with the affairs of
the firm since be accepted the assigneeship in
The Hessian fly is destroying the wheat
crop in central Illinois. In some places whole
fields have been destroyed. The dry. freezing
weather is also aiding in the killing of the
wheat. The farmers are greatlyalarmedat the
work of the insects, which gather thick on the
wheat, and should the warm weather continue
will destroy the entire crop.
Fire early yesterday morning totally de
stroyed the chemical laboratory of the Ohio
State University. The laboratory was one of
the best equipped in the country, containing
all the latest and improved apparatus. Be
sides the loss to the State, several of the- pro
fessors, who owned valuable instruments, lose
heavily. The estimated loss is 25,000.
News has been received of the killing of
Charley Stein, a renegade, in Oklahoma, Sat
urday, by James Williams, Matt Coke and
John Swain, law-abiding citizens. Stein had
killed Deputy U. S. Marshal John McAlister a
few days ago at Eufaula. A party pursued
him without a warrant. He fired at them and
they returned the fire, killing him instantly.
The extraordinary term of the New York
Oyer and Terminer Court was in session only a
short time yesterday morning. Judge Daniels
received the formal notice of the change of
venue in the McQuade case, and Colonel Fel
lows then moved for the trial of Thomas' BZ
Kerr, who is indicted for bribing the Alder
men for their votes in favor of the Broadway
franchise. After some consultation the trial
was set for Friday.
An accident has occurred in Ysleta, Tex., in
which Mr. Jones, ex-United States Consul to
Cbihnahua, Mexico, his three sous, and Wade
Witt, 10 years old, were buried alive. Two of
Jones' children and the Witt boy were at play
in a sand cave, when a mass of sand fell, bury
ing them. Mr. Jones and another son rushed
to their rescue, and another fall of sand buried
them with the others. Mr. Jones was a well
known soldier and editor.
The fourth annual banquet of the Ohio So
ciety of New York will be held on Tuesday,
February 10. at Delmonico's. Many prominent
speakers will be present. Among those invited
are President-elect Harrison, ex-President R.
B. Haves. Senators Sherman. Allison 'Mandpr.
son, Payne and Plumb, and Governors Foraker
and Alger. The Cornell mansion, at the north
west corner of Fifth avenne and Forty-fourth
street, has just been purchased, and will be
altered for a club house.
A party of New York capitalists have ar
rived in Muncie. Ind.. to perfect the organiza
tion of a company with S2,C0O,COO capital to
develop the natural gas advantages of that re
gion. This company has purchased 2,000 acres
of land in and adjoining the city. Ex-Governor
Leon Abbott, of New Jersey, has been
chosen President of the company, and associ
ated with him are the following New York
capitalists': Messrs. E. G. Rideout,J. M. Woods,
S. C. Thompson. John T. Phillips, W. S. Osborn
and Dr. Walter Felming.
The Hon. Jehu Baker.who defeated Colonel
Wm. R. Morrison in the Congressional election
two years ago, has given up his contest in the
Eighteenth Illinois district against W. S. For
man. Democrat. He has written a letter to his
constituents, in which he says: "In view of the
fact, as I am advised by my attorneys, that a
careful recount of the ballots cast at the recent
Congressional election in this district shows
that the majority against 'me 'has iecn in
creased by such recount from a formermajority
of 16 to a majority of about 26 votes. I have
determined to carry the contest no further."
Captain Leary, of the U. S. S. Adam?, has
just learned that while in Samoa he failed to
receive several important dispatches sent by
Secretary Whitney and Admiral Kimberly. It
seems that they were forwarded simultaneous
ly with the letter recalling him to the United
States. He has reason to believe the docu
ments fell into the hands of the German Con
sul at Apia, who took care that they never
reached Captain Leary. They are alleged to
have contained instructions which, had be re
ceived them in time, would have rendered un
necessary the departure of the Adams from
the islands, where subsequent events showed
her presence was badly needed.
It was stated at the New York Metal Ex
change yesterday morning that the managers
of the Pig Iron Trust had nearly completed
their arrangements for securing control of the
American market. Contracts are being made
with furnace companies for a period of years,
each company agreeing that it will not place
any iron against which warrants are to be
issued into the bands of any other warrant
company. It is stipulated that the producer is
to pay yardage at the rate of 25 cents per ton
and2centsper month carrying charges. The
grading will be guaranteed bythe company.
The storage yards will be in convenient locali
ties and placed in the hands of the trustees at
a nominal rent.
Governor Humphrey, of Kansas, has se
lected St. Louis as the place and March 12 as
the time for boldingtbe inter-Stato convention
to investigate the alleged beef ana pork com
bine. The convention will be composed ot
joint committees of the Senators and five Rep
resentatives from the Legislatures of Kansas,
Nebraska. Missouri, Ohio. Indiana, Illinois.
Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Arkansas,"
Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona ana
Wyoming. Several of the States have already
been heard from favorably, and there is little
doubt that all of them will be represented. The
Governor of Pennsylvania has expressed a de
sire to have tbat State represented, although
Pennsylvania was not invited tq join the move
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