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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, TUESDAY, FEBKUARY 19, 1889.
MEAT OK THE HOOF.
Leading Features of Livestock Trade
at Herr's Island.
OHIO FARMERS BROUGHT TO GRIEF
By Holding Cattle Through Winter in Hope
of an Advance.
A BIG EO OF SHEEP, LAMBS ASD HOGS
Office op PrrrsBUKO Dispatch,
Monday. February 18, 1SS9. J
Receipts of cattle were 31 cars, against 29
last week. la tbe receipts was one car load
of very fine Ohio cattle, weighing from 1,'JOO
to 2,000 pounds each.
Concerning these 16 or 17 head of cattle it
was learned that tbe drover who bad them for
talc bad made an effort to secure tbem from a
forehanded stock farmer of Ohio last fall, and
bad then made an offer of 6c. The price asked
wasTc, and the owner concluded to hold them
through the winter, since corn wasplentr,
rather than male any concession on bis price.
He would turn his corn and fodder into tallow
and realize his price tov.ard spring. But, con
trary to calculations and all former experience,
heavy cattle hare been drifting steadily down
ward in price, and the stock for which 6e was
" refused last fall was offered at Herr's Island to
da v at 5c The farmer w ho wanted 7c accepted
The winter's keeping of this bunch of cattle
entailed a loss on the owner of not less than
130 a head, or a total of S50Q. But, according
to all past experiences, be did the wise thing
with bis abundant corn crop, to hold his stock.
This -winter's trade has, however, upset all
calculations based on past experience.
In the Herrs Island supplies of cattle the
cride averaged up better than for many years
There were 3 loads of nice, smooth stock,
weighing about 1,600 pounds. Only 2 carloads
fell below 1.000 pounds. The balance, aside
from those already named, were nice Dutcher
stock ranging from 1,100 to 1,400. The range of
prices for this class was 4c to 4Jc. Those
weighing LOOO and under were sold at 3Jc A
few of tbe 1.600 pounders brought 5c, but these
were exceptionally fine.
The whole situation of markets was in tho
buyer's favor. The present must be a harvest
time for butchers if they had a reasonable
profit last fall when prime cattle sold at from
be to 7c.
Receipts of hogs were the largest for many
weeks, the total being 1,100 head, against 600
last week and for several weeks before.
The outside price for smooth hogs, weighing
about 200, was 5z, and tbe number that reached
this figure was small. The average was not
above 4Jc Roughs sold as low as J'ic. Heavy
hogs were slowest, as they have been all this
The range of prices for packing hogs at Chi
cago to-day is fl S1 65, which is a shade bet
ter than closing tatcs of Saturday.
The prediction of one of our leading pork
packers a month ago. that hogs would finally
settle down to a bas.s not far from 4. does not
look as improbable now as when it was first
made. Those weighing -400 to 5M pounds ill
bring little, if any, above this price in the pres
Sheep and Lambs.
The run on sheep and lambs was larger than
for months past, and double that of last week.
The total was 1,000 head. Last week, with re
ceipts of oOO head, there Tt ere not enough to
meet demands. The famine has been followed
byaleatt. List week prices ient upa JTcon
the short supply, and good wethers were sold
atS)c This week the very best were slow at
5e. A carload of extra fine wethers weighing
125 to 130 pounds each, were offered at 5c, and
it is reported that this figure was shaded a
litt e. The range in price of lambs was 5c to
. Veal calves are scarce, but prices are un
changed. By TelesrajHu
Sew Yoke Beeves Receipts, 5,100 head,
making 11,750 for tbe eek. Fresh arrivals in
cluded 81 carloads for sale, S3 carloads for
exportation alive and dead, and 132 carloads
lor city slaughterers direct. The market was
extremely dull and cl sed weak. Decent to
prime native steers sold at J3 70M 65 per 100
pounds with verv few above J4 40; dry cow s
and fat bulK SI 602 60, with a few selected
bulls at S3 oa Sheep Receipts. 13,400 head,
making 36.B00 head for the week. About steady
lor choice stock, bii dull for common, and the
pens could not be cleared. Common to prime
sheep sold at S4 SO Jo IX) per J00 pounds; choice
extra do, $8 OOftQ oO. and common to extra
lambs at SooOffTTO. Hogs Receipts. 12,500
bead, making 3b7 tor the w eek; nominal at
Chicago Cattle-Rccelots. 8.000 head: ship
ments. LfflO head: market steady; choice to
extra "beeves. S4 504 70; steers. S3 004 25;
stockcrs and feeders. S2 153 40; cows, b"lls
and mixed, SI 5033 20; Texas cows. 2 00.! 15.
Hogs Receipts. 17.500 head; shipments, 7,000
head; market strong and a shade higher;
mixed, fl 404 60; heavv, $J 401 55; light,
S4 j4 65; rig-, S4 504 So. Sheep Receipts,
(-,000 head: shipments, 2,00!) bead: market steady;
natives. S3 2525 00: westerns, corn-fed, S4 45
4 77; lambs. So 005?6 la The Drovers' Journal
spccfal cablegram from London quotes exces
sive recciots of American cattle. Demand weak.
Prices suffered sharp decline durinir the week.
Tops, 12c per pound, estimated dead weight.
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, 1,807 bead;
shipments, cone: market active, sales irregu
lar, ranging 525c above Saturdav's figures;
cows 10c higher: choice, corn fed, S3 754 15;
common to medium, S2 803 60; stockers and
feeding steers. SI 603 20; cows, SI 2522 80.
Hogs Receipts 5,126 head; shipments, S10
head; strong, active and 5c higher, closing
weak, with the advance lost; gooa to choice
light. S4 304 40; mixed and heaw, 4 00
4 25. Sheep Receipts, 2,119 head; shipments,
255 head; active and steady; good to choice
muttons, S4 251 50; common to medium.
St. Lours Cattle Receipts. 1,200 head; ship
ments, 300 head; market a shade higher; choice
heavy native bteers, S3 75S4 00; stock ers and
feeders, fairto good, SI 903:2 80; rangers, corn
fed. 3 003 50: grass-fed. $170'.' bO. Hogs-Receipts.
SOU head; shipments. 1,700 head; market
easier; choice heavy and butchers', S3 504 45;
packing, medium to prime. S4 C01 60; "light
gradps. ordinary to best, S4 45fi4 6a Sheen
Receipts, 400 head; shipments 200 held; market
strong; fair to choice, S3 005 00.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 1,660 head
through: 2,500 head sale: weak; good, S3 75
i 10: mixed butchers' S2 503 00. Sheep and
Iambs Receipts. 1,400 head through. 12000 head
sale; quiet; good sheep, S4 40g4 75: good
lambs, 5 756 33. Hogs Receipts 4,500 head
through; 22.500 head sale; fairly active;
medium, weal; to 10c lower, at $4 604 70: York
ers, lOSlSc off.
Cry cncjfATl Hogs stronger; common and
light. S4 004 65; packing and butchers. SI 45
4 65. Receipts, 2,340 head; shipments, 160
Brazilian Coffee Market.
Rio Dk Janeiro, February 18. Coffee
Regular first, 5,800 reis per 10 kilos; good sec
ond. 5,300 reis; receipts during tbe week,
83,000 bags; purchases for the United States
43.000 bags; clearances fordo, 47,000 bags; stock.
Saittos, Fcbruarv 18. Coffee Good aver
age. 5,700 reis per 10 kilos; receipts during the
week, 76,000 bags; purchases for the United
States 20.000 bags; clearances for do, 30.000
fcsgsj stock, 304,000 bags.
Grntn In Sight.
CHlCAGO.February 18. The visible supply of
grain in comparison with that of last week, as
reported by the Board of Trade, is as fol
lows: Wheat, S3, 433,0f0 bnshels; decrease. 755.
000 bushels Corn. 14,589,000 bushels; in
crease, 452000'bushels Oats 8,155,000 bushels;
increase, 75,000 bushels. Rye, 1,713.000 bushels:
Increase, 17,000 bushels Barley, 2,162,000
bushels; decieaie, 75,009 bushels
NEW York Copper nominal.. Lead quiet
and easier; dcmeot.c, S3 62J Tin dull and
heavy; Straits S21 05.
St. Lotus Wool qniet and unchanged:
bright medium. 1925Kc: coarse braid, 1422c;
low sandv, ll18c; fine light,1723c; fine heavy.
1319c; tub washed, choice,37c; iuferior,3135c,
GONE WITH THE BOODLE.
This Time He is a Freight Claim A cent
From St. Louis.
St. Louis, February 18. Quite a sensa
tion has been created among the employes
of the "Wabash Western general offices in
this city by the disappearance of Henry H.
"Wheeler, freight claim agent of the road,
and it is alleged that he is short in his ac
counts, though to what Amount cannot be
Vice President James F. Bowe declines
to say more than that Mr. "Wheeler has been
removed and that his accounts are being
audited. Wheeler has been with the com
pany eight years, is an elderly man, and has
ft wife and two children.
MARKETS BY WIRE.
A Snow-Storm Causes a Break In Wheat
Corn Wcnker and Oats Steady Hos
Products Quiet and Gener
Chicago, Wheat was unsettled and ner
vous to-day. Business was not large,
but the numerous fluctuations and ac
tions or the market influenced moderate trad
ing. Outside business was rather light. The
opening was very weak and Jfgjfc lower than
the closing of Saturday, and very quickly sold
off 1c more. The decline was assisted by the
selling of wheat by parties who were long
small quantities and the general influence,
probably, was the snow-storm, which acted as
a weakening factor. Later it again reached
the outside range, influenced possibly by the
decrease in visible supply, 'but again eased off
.ana closed about c lower for May andc
lower for July than closing figures Saturday.
However, the changes in the market were
credited more to local speculation than to any
Trading in corn was quite limited throughout
the entire session, and confined largely to tho
operation of local speculators The feeling
developed was rather easier, and transactions
were at slightly reduced prices compared with
Oats were in light demand and easier for
May, but price changes were confined to a Ji
range. The .near futures were stronger, and
February advanced . .
Only a moderate trade was reported in bog
products, and the market was easier. Early in
the day the feeling in mess pork was firmer.and
prices ruled 5"Kc higher. Later, however, a
weaker feeling was developed, and prices re
ceded 1215a Toward the close more steadi
ness prevailed, and prices advanced 57c and
closed rather quiet.
Lard ruled 2$5e lower, and closed rather
quiet. . j.j
Short ribs declined 7K10c,and closed steady
at medium figures
The leading futures rangea as follows:
Wheat No. 2 February. SI 06W1 0GK
lOGJtfglOfiS: March. S10S10S107K107k:
Slay. SI 1001 101 09Jf61 09J& July, 95K
55i94?iic. . ...
Conx-No. 2, February. 34K3,K; March,
34K34c: May, S505?i3.W35Kc
Oats No. 2. February, 2c; March, 26c;
Mav. 27JSg,27Kc ,
SUOBT Rms, per 100 . February, to 77K:
March, So b05 755 65 75; May, 600
6 0065 9035 02X. ,
Mess Pork, per bbL February, S10 07Jf
11 0510 97KS11 00: March, Sll 00; May, $11 2o
11 25U 10&U 17K-
Laed. per 100 fcs.-Fcbruary, $6 47VG6 52
6 47H6 52K; March, 56 55; May, 6 C6 bK
g6 61H6 eL
Cash quotations were as follows: Hour
firm and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat,
SI 0601 065c; No. 3 spring wheat, S591c;No.
2red, SI 061 06. No. 2 corn. 34c. No. 2oats
25JJC. No. 2 rye, 45c No. 2 barley, nominal.
No. 1 flaxseed. SI 59. Prime timothy seed,
SI 440145. Mess pork, per barrel,S110a Lard.
Ser 100 lbs S6 55. Short ribs sides (loose).
i 805 90; drv salted shoulders (boxed),
weaker; short clear sides (boxed), weaker.
Sugars, cut loaf unchanged. Receipts Flour,
8,000 barrels; wheat. 25,000 bushels: corn, lbO.OOO
bushels: cats 110,000 bushels: rye. 4,000 bnshels;
barley, 45,000 bushels. Shipments Flour.
4,000 barrels: wheat. 7.000 bushels: corn. 135,000
bushels: oats 119.000 bushels; rye, 2,000 bushels;
barley. 40.000 bushels
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steadv; fancy creamery. 272Sc:
choice to fine, 2022c; fine dairies 2022c;good
to choice, 18ac Eggs weak at 12K13c
New York Flour firm and quiet. Wheat
Soot lK1 lower; options ll?c lower.
Rye dull. Rarley Ungraded Canada, 75S3c
Corn Siot steady and moderately active:
options KSJa'cupon early: He lower in late
months: rairly active and steady. Oats Spot
dull and weaker: options active and steady.
Hay in moderate demand and steady. Hops
strongand quiet. Coffee Options opened firm
and unchanged to 20 points up: closed steady
and unchanged to 10 points above Saturday;
sales 59.250 bags, including February, at 15 905
1595c; March, 16.01 16.05c: April. 15.90
15.95c: May. 15.05016.00c; Mune, 16.05
16.10c; Jnlv, 16.20S)16.30c; August. 16.30ia35c;
September and October. 16.4016.50c; Novem
ber, 16.4016.50c; December, ia4016.50c: spot
Rio quiet: fair cargoes 17Kc Sugar Raw
firm and quiet: refined steady and quiet. Mo
lasses Foreign quiet; New Orleans dull. Rice
strong and quiet. Cottonseed oil; crude.prune,
40c:3ellow. 48c Tallow barely steady. Rosin
quiet and firm. Turpentine quiet and steady
at 47e. Eggs quiet and easier: western,
13l"5ic; receipts, 5,381 packages Pork
steadv: old mess S12 25; new mejs
S12 5012 75: extra prime. 12 00
12 25. Cutroeat quiet; pickled bellies, 7Kc;
pickled hams 99i10c: pickled shoulders 6
6c Middles weak; short clear, S6 4a Lard
easier and quiet: sales western steam. 7 00:
do at S6 95R6 97K. c and f.: citv. S6 65; Feb
ruary, S6 95; March, 6 976 98. closing at Sfi 98;
April, 7 00 asked; May, 86 957 00, closing at
closing at S7 03: September, 57 04. Butter easier
and dull: western. 13S21C: do creamery. 16
S9c: Elgins 3031c Cheese dujl; western, 10
St. Louis Flour firm and quiet. Wheat
lower: the feeling was very quiet, especially in
the May option, which fluctuated violently all
the session, but the fall of snow made July
weaker, and it closed 1HC below Saturday,
while Mav was off Kc No.' 2 red cash. 98c:
May, 93cSl 003 closed at 99c asked:
June, 96497c closed at 96c: Jul v. 86KSCc
closed at SCc asked; August, Sljfc, closed at
!HMcaked. Corn lower: No. 2 mixed, rasn,
27Jj27Kc; April. 29K29Kc, closed at29Kc;
May. 30g30e305iu, closed at SOKffSOc
aked: June, 31J.c, closed at SOJJc bid; Au
gust, 32'iJc Oats weaker: No. 2 cash. 24e bid;
May, 27g2Sc Rye better, but quiet; No. L
46c Barley None wanted. Flaxseed Small
lots sold at 1 5a Provisions unusually dull.
Pork, Sll 50. Lard Prime steam nominally
lower at SS 45. Dry salt meats Shoulders,
S5 005 25: longs and ribs S6 000 15; short
clear. 6 25. Bacon Boxed shoulders 6 25;
loncs and ribs, S6 877 00: short clear,
Cincinnati Flour in fair demand; family,
4 20i 35; fancv 4 754 9a Wheat quietand
barely steady; No. 2 red. 99c: receipts, 1,900
bushels; shipments 2,000 bnshels Corn in
moderate demand; No. 2 mixed. 3334Jc Oats
dull and heavv; No. 2 mixed, 27c Rye neg
lected; No. 2. o3c Pork quiet at 11 75. Lard
dull at 6 50. Bnlkmeats in light demand;
short Tibs S6 003i6 12. Bacon quiet; short
clear, 7 377 50. Butter steady; fancy, 33c:
choice dairy roll. I617c Linseed oil in good
demand and firm at 60.2 Sc Sugar firm and
qnict; hard refined, 7J7c: New Orleans, 5
65c Eggs dull. Cheese firm.
Philadelphia Flour firm, but demand
light. Wheat opened weak and prices of op
tions declined Jc: subsequently the market re
acted to about Saturday's final prices and
closed nominally steady. Corn firm but quiet
Oats Car lots qniet. Provisions dnll and
steady, pork Mess new. S15015 50; do prime
mess new, S14 50: do family, Sll 5016; hams
smoked. llllKc Lard Pure refined, 8c
Butte? dnll and weak; Pennsvlvania creamery,
extrr, 2930c;do prints 31c Eggs easier; renn
svlvr.nia firsts 13Xlc Cheese dull; part
skims Pennsylvania, 8c
Milwaukee Flonr in good demand. Wheat
weak; cash, 9'.c; Mav, 9GVo; Jnlv, 94Kc
Corn quiet: No. 3, 29c Oats dull: No.
2 white, 2628c Rve dull; No. L 45Ve.
Barley dull; No. 2, Siiic Provisions steadv.
Poifc, S1L Lard, $6 5a. Cheese firm; Ched
Baltimore Provisions quiet and steadv.
Butter to high grades wanted; medinms and
inferior steady: western packed, 1620c; best
roll. 1318c; creamery. 2230c Ecgs eisv at 13
13Kc Coffee firm; Rio fair at 1717jc
Toledo Cloversced active, lower; cash
5 05; March. 85 05.
New Yobk. February 18. There was a very
good volume of orders received by mail, which
indicated an increasing tendency of demand
for spring goods The market was unchanged
in character of tone.
A WHITE CAP SUICIDE.
Frightened br Their Threat, a Ulan Ends His
If rrCIJU. TELEGRAM TO THE DlSFATCH.t
Gbeensbueg, Pa., February 18. John
Shannon, the Frenchman who committed
suicide at Bradenvillc, this county, on Sat
urday night, it appears was driven to the
act by the threatening letters signed by
White Caps and received by him. Three
or four days previous to his death he was
visited by four or five masked men and
warned to leave the neighborhood. This so
alarmed the man that he procured a double
barreled shotgun and fired both loads into
It was also discovered that he had at
tached a fuse to a large oil can and had set
fire to it, evidently with the intention of
burning the house and cremating his body,
but the fuse failed to burn. Shannon's first
wife died last July, and in less than two
weeks thereafter he married a second time,
and it is thought the "White Caps' threats
were caused by the hasty marriage.
Odd Fellows' Widows and Orphan.
On "Wednesday, February 27, a meeting
of the delegates from all the Odd Fellows'
lodees in the State is to be held at the Alio.
gheny Odd Fellows' Hall to formulate
ijjuua jui me c&uiujisuiucui ui a iiome in
this vicinity, to be known as the "Home for
Odd Fellows' "Widows and Orphans."
SOME CITY TOPICS
DiscnssecT by Gentlemen Who Always
Know What They Talk About.
A SHORTAGE LN CHOICE WHEAT.
Dangers From the Frequent Explosions of
STOCKS ACTIVE AND OIL STK0XG
A reliable firm in Pittsburg received au
thentic advices from Chicago yesterday to
the effect that there was a scarcity of choice
wheat in the Northwest, and that while
there might be a break, it would be only
temporary, as everything indicates a short
age in the grade mentioned. He added:
"The fellow who invests in May wheat at
present prices" may sustain temporary loss,
but he will come out ahead if be possesses suffi
cient backbone to enable him to hold on."
"Every day adds to the already large amount
of evidence that business will be very lively
when the spring season fairly opens," re
marked a prominent real estate dealer yester
day evening. "Within the past week or ten
days" he added, "we have had more applica
tions for stores and shops than ever before In
the same length of time Some of those appli
cants, of course, are preparing for a change of
quarters,but many of them will start up new.
A noticeable feature about this is that these
men, as a general thing, want places outside of
what is known as the old city out Fifth and
Penn and In the suburbs Good business prop,
erty out there is so scarce that many private
bouses are being converted into stores We
could lease 50 business bouses on Penn and
Fifth In a week if we bad them." This is a
pointer for capitalists, who are complaining
they can't find profitable employment for their
Tbe incandescent lights which are in use in
nearly all the large manufactories and other
buildings In the principal cities accord
ing to Fire Inspector McDavitt of Phil
adelphia, are a source of great danger, and it is
due more to good fortune than to anything
else that there have not been numerous exten
sive conflagrations caused by them. "The pri
mary danger," said he in a recent lecture, "is
caused by the insufficient capacity of the wire
through which the current is conveyed. The
wire is of copper, and it is quite an item in the
expenses of the manufacturer. It costs a great
deal, and, consequently, some manufacturers
are tempted to make the wire exceedingly
smalL The result is that the wire stands tho
electric current a short time, and then flashes
or explodes If there is any inflammable ma
terial near by you can imagine what might
In conclusion he remarked that these lights
were the safest illuminants in use. but they
could be greatly improved upon. Until then
there would be more or less risk involved in
"It don't matter much whether the hump bo
cut down or suffered to remain," said a real
estate dealer yesterday. "But the matter
should be definitely settled one way or the
other. The periodical agitation of the ques
tion of hump or no bnmp for the past few
years has had a bad effect npon property above
Grant street retarding improvements and dis
couraging building operations Just now, how
ever, there is a movement of capital in that
direction in spite of the hnmp; and if the con
troversy over its removal could be settled tbe
section in question would soon become the
busiest and handsomest part of the city. Other
towns have hills but they are not continually
talking about cutting them down, thus keep
ing capitalists in a state of uncertainty. AVhy
can't Pittsburg people follow this example?"
v'What are you doing in regard to the pro
posed Flour Exchange?" was asked of a Liberty-street
"Nothing at all," he replied. "There's
nothing in it There never was. It wouldn't
work here unless all the little flour mills in the
surrounding country Ohio in particular
would go into it but they have always refnsed
to enter anysort of "a combine. Then there
are two or three big firms in the city that abso
lutely refuse to go into such a scheme. An
other objection to it is that people wonld at
once say it was a trust to keep prices up."
"So the project is dead and buried?"
"Yes We will continue to pursue the old
policy that has worked well enough for most of
us every man for himself."
ACTIVE FOR MONDAY.
Electric, Central Traction and Switch and
Signal Score Advnnccs,
The stock market was moderately active
yesterday, the total sales amounting to 1,0S5
Shares, of which 460 were Philadelphia Gas
and 225 Electric The latter stock was higher,
as well as active. The other shares showing
increased strength were Switch and Signal and
Central Traction. Philadelphia Gas about
held its own. while La Nona was a trifle off.
Bids and offers were:
STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Alleehcnv Xat. Hank 63
BantofPlttsburg 74 ....
Com. Nat. Bank 96 S3
Klrst JJatBankritts'g 6S
Fourth Sat. Bank 123
Freehold Bank X 56
Iron City M atlonal si
Iron & Glass Uol. Sav. 130 131
.Masonic Bank s$u 60
Jler.& Man. Nat link C0J4 61
Cliartiers Valley Uas 55
Flilladelnhla Co S!H 37 37i 37Jf
Wheeling as Co V3i 3)$ "
Citizens' Traction "5 77 75 77
CentralTractlon 24 1iH 2-nr ....
Northsine Bridge Co.. SIH .... 5IV ....
La Noria M. Co 1ft 1 1 IK
Luster 31. Co 11 ....
SIlvcrtonM. Co 1
West'house Elec VH X 43 43
UnionSwltchiSlEnal. 1S3 19 18J( 19
AVcstlng'se AlrB. Co i2H
Pitts. Cyclorama Co... 7
In the morning 10 shares Philadelphia Gas
sold at 37. 100 at 37J 50 Wheeling Gasb.o.,
SO at 30, 50 regular at 29Jf. 150 Citizens' Trac
tion at 75, 50 Switch and bignal at 18, 65 at 18M.
10 at 1 10 Electric at 41 105 at 42J$ and 10
s a, four months, at 41
In the afternoon 50 Central Traction went at
2 25 at 21K.1W Electric at 43 and 250 Phila
delphia Gis at 37.
George B. Hill and Co. sold 300 shares P. and
W. common at 8.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 223,311 shares including: Atchison,
26.205; Delaware. Lackawanna and Western,
4,200; Eric 23.179: Kansas and Texas 6.520;
Lako Shore, 4,120; Louisville and Nashville.
4,430: Missouri Pacific 3,201; Northwestern,
10.785: Oregon Transcontinental, 3.410; Heading,
9,800: Richmond and West Point, 5,100; St. Paul.
25,470; Union Pacific, 3.570.
Complaints of Plethora nt AH the Great
There was nothing in the local money market
yesterday to demand extended comment Bank
ers reported everything working smoothly.
Money was abundant and rates unchanged. An
Eastern authority says: "Not only is there a
glut of capital seeking usance in all the mone
tary centers of the Union, but there is good
reason for suDposing that tho abundance will
soon become more pronounced. The March
specie balances of the banks will bo materially
anginentea by the payments of pensions duripg
that montti.for which purpose the Government
officials have already arranged for the distribu
tion of 520,500,000. The paxinentson account of
pensioners are always a little slow in reaching
the banks, because they are received by people
who do not generally enjoy the luxury of keep
ing a bank account, but 'they get there all tbe
same' within a few weeks" The accumulation
of checks enabled the Clearing House to make
a good report, the exchanges being S2,63I,1S1 81
and the balances J510.SG0 11.
Moncvnn call at New York yesterday was
easy at 1K2 per cent, closed offered at 2.
Prime mercantile paper, 40. Sterling Ex
change steady at 1S6 for 60-day bills aniTlSS
"dosing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Kobinson Bros, Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U.S. 4Ss reg 107JS108
U. S. 41 5, conps 109 1CS)2
U.S. 4s. rep 12Si((3)129U
U. S. 4s, 1907, conps VX129ii
Currency, Spercent, 1895 reg 120
Currency, 6percent. ISMreg. 122j$
Currency, epercent, 1897 reg 125H
Currency, 6percent, lWSreg 1285$
Currency, 6percent, 1899 res 131
From April 23, 1S5S, when the Secretary of the
Treasury began to buy bonds ts February 15,
1RS9, the total purchases have been: 4Ks $66,
289,650, at prices ranging from 106K to 1W and
4s 51,396,63), at prices ranging from 124.70 to
New YOKK-CIeaiings, 569,889,421; balances
Boston Clearings S17,650,612; balances, SL
918,854. Monejf IX per cent.
Philadelphia Clearings 111,095,601; bal
Baltimore Sank clearings, $2,080,508; bal
Chicago Money in fair demand and un
changed. Bank clearings, 11,657,000.
EEC0TEES LOST GEOUJiD.
Oil Shows That It Has Staying Qunlltles
Balls In Clover.
The oil market yesterday was strong and
fairly active all day. Oil City sold in the fore
noon and bought in the afternoon. New York
bought all day. Here tbe feeling was quite
bullish, accompanied by good general trading.
There was only one slump during the day.
With this exception, the course of prices was
steadily upward, from 90c at the opening to OlJc
at the close, when the feeling was as strong as
at any other time. The ease with which the
market recovered from the depression showed
that It possessed considerable inherent
strength. In. the opinion of operators who are
familiar with inside movements everything in.
dicatcs still higher figures.
A. B. McGrew quotes: puts 90K; calls 93J.
The following tame, corrected uy V Witt 1M1
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Hftn
avenue and Wood street, i'lusburg, ehows tho
order of fluctuations etc. :
Time. Bid. Aik. Time. Bid. Arte
Opened 90 Sa'"s 12:P. M.... 903a 91
I0:1$A. M.... U04, 90H HOOP. M... 91 91
10:30A. II.... 90!, 90M 1:15 P. 11.... 9IH 91H
0:45A. M.... 904 90X 1:30P. M.... 915 91
ll:O0A. M.... Olii 90K 1:45P. M.... 91)i 91tf
11:15 A. it.... OO'-i 90S 2:00 P. M.... 01 H 91 H
1:30A. II.... 90!, 90S 2:15 P. X.... 911 h
1J:45A. M.... 90. 00 2:30P. M.... 91'4 91$
12:0011 91 91X 2:45P. M.... 91S 91Jj
12:P. at.... 91 91K Closed 91S ....
12:30 P. M.. 00 91
hlKheat, 9lc: lowest. 89,7sc:
Average runs ,
New York closed at SlKc
OH City closed at 91r.
ttradiora eloeeaat 91)ic
iew fore, refined. J.iOc.
London, renned. 6K't
Antwerp, renned. 17 t
It Is authoritatively stated that the Petrie oil
well, on the Remington field, in which consider
able Pittsburg capital is invested, is flowing 150
barrels per day. and the drill is yet in the first
sand. The Remington field is located about
five miles from the city on tho Steubenville
Other Oil Markets.
Tittjsvtlle. Fcbruarv IS. Opened. Sdic;
highest, 91c: lowest, 89c; closed, 91c.
Bradford, February IS. Opened, 89c;
highest, 92c; lowest. 89c: closed. 91Kc
Oil Crnr, February 18. Opened, 90c; high
est, 91c; lowest, S9Jc; closed. 91c
New7 York, February 18. Petroleum opened
steady at S9c, but after the first sales the mar
ket became strong and advanced to D2c A re
action then set in on which tho market closed
steady at OOc Sales, 2,427,000 barrels
Slakes a Goad Sbowlns.
At the annual meeting yesterday of the Tnna
Oil Company officers and directors were chosen
as follows:- Finley Torrens, President; George
W. Cochran, Secretary and Treasurer: Board
of Directors, Finley Torrens George W. Coch
ran, Joseph Vogel, William Guckert and F C.
Osborn. The annual statement shows receipts
above expenditures for the year of $22,322.
PEICES HELD DP.
Prospective Buyers of Real Estate Can
Mnko Nothing by Delay.
There were the usual scenes and incidents at
the real estate offices yesterday. Tho demand
for small houses and unimproved lots showed
no diminution. Values manifested no signs of
weakening, but, on the contrary, seemed to be
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fonrth avenue, sold for
Mrs Johanna Deitrach a two-story brick dwell
ing, No. 67 Roberts street. Eleventh ward, with
lot 18x90 feet, for $2,300. They also sold to
George Dashbach three lots on the west side of
Ward street, Oakland, having a total frontage
of 69 feet by 165 in depth to a 20-foot alley; for
$2,700. They also placed a $18,000 mortgage for
three years at 5 per cent net on a large resi
dence property on the lower part of Penn av
enue, and four mortgages on property at Roup
station, aggregating $14,000 for three years at 6
J. Dermitt placed a mortgage for $6,500 at
5 3-10 per cent on Allegheny suburban
Reed B. Coyle & Co. 131 Fourth avenue, soli"
for Joseph Spang to Mrs. Ware No. 249 S' r
dusky street, Allegheny, being a frame hot., 'J
of five rooms, attic and lot 20x72for $3,150.
S. W. Black & Co., No. 99 Fourth avenue, sold
No. 18 Chestnut Street, near Fifth avenue, lot
19Kxl7, two-story brick dwelling, for $1,700.
James W. Drape & Co. sold a house and lot
In Second ward, Allegheny, near the parks, for
$11,000 cash. They also placed 75 shares of stock
of tbe Pittsburg Brass Company at S7,5u0.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold a $13,000 new
pressed brick residence on Arch street, Alle
gheny City, near Park wav.
Baltensperger & Williams 151 Fourth ave
nue. sold a seven-room frame dwelling, with lot
24x100, on Wylie avenue. Thirteenth ward, to
Laura M. Eggers, for $2,250 cash.
A STfiONG UNDERTONE.
Bears Make a Raid on Wall Street But Fall
to Shako Values Tho Active List
Almost Invariably Higher.
New Yobk, February 18. The stock market
to-day was fairly active, but while feverish,
Irregular and unsettled in the forenoon, was
decidedly strong, especially for the specialties
in the afternoon, and final declines are few in
number. There was a generally bullish temper
at the opening this moming.but .London figures
came lower and that center apparently was a
seller of its specialties in the early dcalingsand
the local and Chicago bears also were doing
their utmost to depress the list. St. Paul be
came the special point of attack and it yielded
about a point In the forenoon, while the im
pression made upon the rest of the list was
slight, and in most cases the decline was over
in the first few minutes, while in not a few
instances the opening figures wero the lowest
of the day. The market was not long in show
ing a markedly strong undertone, and the pub
lication of tho earnings of the St. Paul and
the Northern Pacific roads for the second
week in February, each of which showed
gains of more than $50,000, turned tho
tide all over the list, and every
thing moved up from that time. Manhattan
becauie a feature, and on the large dealings for
that stock was advanced over 3 points, and
with Chattanooga, which rose 2 per cent, led
the upward movement, in the active list
London was a purcnaser ot line, and tnat
stock, with New Englai d and St, Paul, were
most active, although their fluctuations were
The coal stocks and trunk lines wero very
Suiet and featureless throughout tbe entire
ay. The concessions from Saturday's figuies
at the opening extended to per cent and the
market was feverish and irregular, with a gen
erally weak tone, for the first few minutes
when the general list developed the same
strong tone which has been so marked a feat
ure for some days past. The fluctuations were
small and irregular throughout the first hour,
but before noon there were fractional gains
all over the list with Tennessee Coal leading
down materially after noon, but the upward
movement became more general and Manhat
tan took the lead in the advance, followed later
byChattanooga and Chicago Gas. There was
no further change in the temper of the specu
lation and the market finally closed active and
strong at about tbe best prices oi the day. The
active stocks are almost invariably higher this
evening, the declines being few and unimport
ant, while Manhattan rose 3J and Chattanooga
2. The other gains being fractional.
The railroad bond market was again active
to-day, the sales of all issues reaching $22,731,000
and to that amount Chicago Gas and Coke
firsts contributed $274,000, Denver and Rio
Grande western assented $155,000, Burlington
Nebiaska fours $145,000, and "tbe Richmond &
West Point Trust sixes $140,000. There was
more decided Btrength shown than on anv day
lor a week past, and while there was a few
marked declines, such as In the International
seconds and the Ohio, Indiana and Western
issues, the gains were uniform and extended
throughout the list.
Most marked of these we? e Morris & Essex
firsts 2 to 143, Denver and South Park firsts
to S3, Denver and Rio Grande Western assent
ed 2 to 84? and Erie income1) 2 to 72.
The following table enows tbe prices of active
stocks on tho New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dailj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fonrth avenue:
Open- High- Low- Clos
ing, est. est. Inc.
Am. Cotton Oil 58 58V
Atch.. Top. & S. F... 54) io4 54 W?
Canadian Pacific Kg U tyj Wi
Atch. A Ton.. 1st 7s. HOW
A. AT. LandGr't7s,112 "
Atch. A Top. B. K. .. 543
Boston A Albany.. ,:04
Boston A Maine. ....167
C. JI. A 1035$
Cinn. San. A Cleve. 26
Eastern R. K S4W
Eastern R. 1L 63.. ...125
Flint A PereM 29
FIlntAPereM. nrd. 9S
Mexican Cen. com.. 13
M. a. letMort. bds. 70
.N. Y. AAnrKnr... 4S
Wis. Central, com... 16M
Wis. Central pr.... 38
illnna, U..Pa fMM., ,1
Calumet A Hecla....265
Pewable (new) 3
. .cjcviiulc U(
Boston Land lii
Tamitmnlr . . lirt
N. Y.ANewEne 7s. 127
San Diego 22k
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks fur
nished byWhitnev A Stephenson, brokers No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New YorkTStock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad 53 53K
Reading Railroad 24 9-16 24H
Buflalo, Pittsburg and Western 13
Lehigh Valley..; & 55
Lehigh Navigation 52 52
Philadelphia and Erie 31
Allegheny Valley bonds 113;$
Northern Pacific 27 27j
Northern Pacific preferred 62'A 62j
New York, February 18. Miningstocks
closed: Amador. 150; Caledonia B. H 275;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 750;
Commonwealth, 475: Deadwood, 150: Eureka,
200; Homestake, 1250; Iron Silver. 330; Mexican.
300: Navajo. 110: Ontario, 3325: Ophir, 500;
Plymouth, 875; Silver King, 110; Savage, 200;
Sierra Nevada, SOO: Standard, 125; Silver Cord,
100; Small Hopes 100; Union Consolidated, 295.
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
The President has annroved the act In rela
tion to dead and fallen timber on Indian lands
The strike among the seamen at varions
British ports is subsiding. The men are freely
signing all articles at the compromise rates
suggested by the ship owners
The following bond offers were received
Monday afternoon by the Secretary of the
Treasury and acceptea: Registered 4Vs $303,
000, at 109; coupons, 4JSs $115,000, at KJ9.
A decision was to-day handed down by the
English Appeal Court, upholding tbe electric
light patents of Edison and Swan against the
Holland and Anglo-American Brnsh patents
thus reversing the decision of the lower court.
It is reported that at the coming session of
Parliament the Government will propose a de
fense loan of L00O,00O. The proceeds of the
loan will be devoted to the construction of 20
men-of-war and 50 cruisers, and to increasing
the number of torpedo boats
Tho Chinese colony in Chicago is greatly
excited over the departure of Sing Yon. tho
trusted cashier of See Son & Co., Chinese mer
chants, with 5L500, of which $1,000 belonged to
the firm, and the remainder to individual Ce
lestials who had used See Son & Co.'s safe as a
place of their savings
Mr. Herbert Gladstone has written a letter
defending the evictions on bis father's estate at
Hawarden. He says that the evictions were
Eerfectly compatible with all reasonable up
olding of the cause of the Irish tenants. The
attempts made to compare English with Irish
tenants be declares are futile, because the
Irish have acquired a right in their holdings
which does not exist in England.
The continent has known no such severity
of weather as has prevailed the present week
since 1875. The most of the central German
railroads are still blocked by snow and in the
Pyrenees country the'lloods aro beginning
which will cause frightful damage within an.
other week. Should a sudden thaw come all
Europo will be taking up collections for the
sufferers by inundations in half a dozen differ
At midnight Sunday night, Mrs. Rah!
jnmped from the first story of ber residence,
2187 Seventh avenue. New York City. Three
shots which were fired attracted tbe attention
of an officer, who found John C. Rahl with a
smoking revolver in his hand and a bullet.holo
in his bat. He would give no explanation of
what had occurred, and Mrs. Rahl, who was
suffering from a broken leg. also declined to
give any information. Hahlwas arrested and
held for court.
Edward Oakes, ex-Chief of Police of Sau
gns, Mass, was arrested about midnight Sun
day for trying to break into the house of C. G.
Ames. The police had been notified of the at
tempt by a man named Jordan, whom Oakes
took into his confidence. lie had pried open a
window of the Ames residence and started the
burglar alarm. When be saw he was discov
ered he tried to escape, but was captured in
East Sangns. A jimmy, with his name on it,
and a policeman's badge and club were found
on him. He says it's a put-up job.
The body of Joseph Cbemelck, the Bo
hemian who Friday night killed Mrs. M. L.
Cbemelck, his half-brother's wife, her two
daughters, aged 6 and 11 years respectively,
and then committed suicide, at Glenville,
Minn., was taken to his father's borne last
night. A nnmber of the former friends of the
dead man gathered about the bo ,y. Some of
them manifested their disapproval of the
crime by muttered curses, while others at
tempted to kick tbe body. The only canse
suggested for the murder is the fact that one of
the murdered girls had testified against Cbe
melck in a recent law suit. Tbe Coroner Is in
vestigating tho case, and it is believed that the
murderer had an accomplice. It is reported
that the partner to the crime is known and
that his arrest will soon follow.
They Cnn Tell by tho Sound.
Schuyler A. Donnella, the secret service
officer from Cincinnati, who has been en
gaged in making the raid on the Bntler
eonntv counterfeiters, said TMlanlnv !,,
the best way of detecting spurious coin is
by the sound, and he states that people be-
ttia r f,mil)n. ...1.1. 4. i. Tnl.... J .t .
wiuc ow iftuimm wtu me iuite SUUUU luai
a failure to detect a counterfeit coin is rare
Swift's Specific has cured me of
a malignant breaking out on my leg,
which caused intolerable pain. It was
called Eczema by the doctors four of
whom treated me with no relief, I
candidly confess thatl owe my present
good health "to S. S. S., which in my
estimation Is invaluable as a blood
remedy. Miss Julia DeWitt,
2227 N. Tenth St., St. Louis, Mo.
Our baby whin two months old was
attacked with Scrofula, which for a
long time destroyed her eyesight en
tirely, and caused us to despair of her
life. The doctors f iled to relieve her,
and we gave Swift's Specific, which
soon cured her entirely, and she is now
hale and hearty. E. V. Delk.
Will's Point. Texas
-dSrScnd for book giving history of
ulood Diseases and advice to sufferers
.a mauea iree.
The Swift Specific Co..
r-TTS Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
Gents I now write
to let you know that
I have been using your
Burdock Blood Bit
ters, and also to tell
you what they have
done for me. I have been troubled with dys
pepsia for years I commenced the use of
your Burdock Blood Bitters and they have
brought me out all right The use of three
bottles conferred the great benefit for which I
feel profoundly gratefuL I will never be
without it. '
Canada Southern 15J
Chesapeake & Ohio
0., liur. & Qulncy.... J03X
C, Jill. & St. 1'aul.... 63J,
C, MU.4St. 1.. pr.. 995(
C, Kockl. &1 9iH
(1, St. L. & Pitts
C, bt. L. & Pitts, pf.. ..,
U, St. P., St. &O 32)j
C, St. P..M. & o pL 93
C. &, Northwestern... .107
U O. C & 1 737i
Col., Coal & Iron 35H
Col. & HocKlng Val .. 27X
Del., L. &W I42VJ
Del. & Hudson 137
Denver & Rio G., pr... 44
K.T,, Va. &Oa
E. T Va. 4 Oa.. 1st pf 70
E. T., Va. STGn. 2d pf. ....
Illinois Central 109
Lake Erie A Western
Lake Erie West. pr.. SIU
LakeSnore&M. S 101 S
Louisville Nashville. 6o
Michigan Central Vl'i
Mo., K. ATeias 13J
New York Central 109H
I. Y.. L. E. A w 29
N. If ., L. E. & W.pref 69j
N. Y.!o. &fct. L
N. Y., C. A St. L. or.
M.Y., C. &St.L. 2dpf ....
N. YAN. E 48;,
Jrf. Y., O. & W
Norfolk A Western
Norfolk A Western, pf S2M
Northern Pacific 27(
Northern Pacific pref. BUI
Ohio A Mississippi 23)1
Oregon Transcon 33
Pacific Mall 33t
Peo. Dec. A Evans,.... 27!
Phlladel. A Iteadlnjr. . 4S&
Pullman Palace Car...202
Richmond & W. P. T.. 27)2
St. P., Minn. &Man...l04j
St. L. A San Pran pr.. X
Texas Pacific 21
Union 1'aclflc 65
Wabash preferred 27!
Western Union SSJ
Wheeling & L. E G6J
Bough Weather Intensifies Blneness
of Monday's Trade.
TE0PICAL FRUIT IN GOOD DEMAND.
fleary Receipts of Cereals Tend to De
WHEAT AND FL0UE ABE STILL FIRM
Office of the Pittsburg Dispatch,
MONDAY, February 18, 1SS9. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Between rain, snow, slush and mud this bas
been a decidedly blue Monday in produce lines
Cheese is holding its own nicely. While there
is no boom, and foreign demand is unexpect
edly light, there is no shading of prices. Good
stock is firm. If foreign demand should spring
up, as it is likely to do any day, prices will go
up. A large export demand for low grade but
ter is reported. Over 30,000 packages have been
exported from New York since the first of the
year, the great bulk ot which ranged from 13 to
20c per pound. Eggs are firm at quotations.
Venders of tropical fruit report a slight im
provement in trade the past few days, and still
there is room for further improvement before
tbe situation is satisfactory.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 333Jc; Ohio do,
26323c: fresh dairy packed, 2U23c; country
rolls 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beaks Choice medium, (2 0O2 10: choice
peas S2 052 15.
Beeswax 23025c $ & for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, 46 507 50: common,
f3 50iS4 00; crab cider. $3 00gS50 barrel;
cider vinegar, 10S12c fl gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 13fJ12c:
New York, fall make. 1213c; Limburger.
llK12Kc: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313c-
Dried" Peas SI 4501 50 H bushel; split ao,
Eggs I516c 9 dozen tor strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. SI 00$1 50$l barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c fl lb: cranberries, 53 00
$1 barrel: $2 40S2 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4015c; mixed lots 3035c 1 ft.
HOMINT S2 652 lo f? barrel.
Hoxey New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes 3510c bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens 6575c f? pair:
dressed chickens, 1315c $1 pound; turkevs, 13
15c dressed fl pound; ducks, live. S0S5c fl
pair; dressed, 1314c ?? pound; geese, 10llc
SEEDS Clover, choice. 62 Iks to bushel, $6 V
bushel; clover, large English, 62 lbs, S6 2o;
clover, Alsike, S8 50; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 fts, SI S3; blue grass, extra clean,
11 fts, SI 00: blue grass fancy, 14 fts. SI 20;
orchard grass 14 fts S2 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00;
millet, 50 fts. $1 21; German millet, 50 Its, $2 00;
Hungarian grass, 43 fts, S2 00; lawn grass mix
ture of fine grasses 25c per ft.
Shellbarks SI 501 75.
Tallow Country, 4K5cj city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancv, $3 00
4 00 $ box; common lemons, $2 75
box; Messina oranges, S2 503 50 vt box;
Florida oranges S3 003 50 ?) box; Jamaica
oranges fancy. So 005 50 $ case; Malaga
grapes, S5 507 00 $ keg; bananas, $i 50
firsts: SI 502 00, good seconds, f! bunch;
cocoanuts, $4 004 50 fl hundred; new figs, 12
14c pound; dates, 640c fl pound.
Vegetables Celerv. 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages S3 004 00 Jl 100; onions, 50c fl bushel;
Spanish onions 7590c fl crate; turnips, 30
40c per bushel.
Greeu Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio,
I7K18Kc: old Government Java, 26fc; Mara
caibo, 2122c; Mocha, 3031c; Santos. 1S
22c; Caracas coffee. lK21c; peaberry, Rio,
2021c; Laguayra, 20K2IKc
Roasted (in paDcrs) Standard brands22c;
high grades, 24J26Kc; old Government Java,
bulk, 31JJ32; Maracaibo. 26S27c; Santos, 21
22c: peaberry, 25c: choice Rio, 24c; prime
Rio, 21J4c; good Rio, 21c; ordinary, 20c
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9c:
cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. TOgSOc.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test. TJc:
Ohio, 120, SKc; headlight, 150, 9c; water white.
lOJic; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, llKc;
Syrups Corn syrups 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 353Cc; prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly prime. 3335c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 48; me
dium, 45; mixed, 4042c.
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 34c; bi-carb in s,
6c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda iu kegs l?ic: do granulated. 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set. 8Kc: paraffine, HK12c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c; choice, 6
7c: prime, 5M6Jic; Louisiana, 66c.
Srarch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch, 57c:
gloss starch, 67c.
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers.
?2 50: Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
Si 35; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7V7c; sultana. TJfc: currants new, 45c;
Turkey prunes, new, 44c: French prunes,
8K13c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8Kc,
cocoanuts, per 1C0.S6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft;
28c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts.'nap.,
12)15c; Sicily filberts 12c; Smyrna figs 12)
lbc: new dates 56c; Brazil nuts 10c;
pecans ll15c; citron, per ft. 2122c: lemon
peel, per ft. 1314c;' orange peel, 12c
Dries Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft. 8 c.;
apples, evaporated, 67Kc; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lKc; peaches evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaclfes, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1213Xc; cherries, pitted. 21622c;
cherries, unpitted, 5Gc; raspberries, evapor
ated, 24Z4Kc; blackberries, 7H8c: buckle
Sugars Cubes, 7c; powdered, TJfc; granu
lated,7c:confectioners' A,6c; standard A,6Jsc;
soft whites. 66;c; yellow, choice. 66Xc;
yellow, good, tg6Jc; yellow, fair, 6c; yel
low, dark, 5c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), S4 75; me
diums half bbls (600). S2 85.
Salt-No, 1 flbbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, $ bbl, SI 05;
dairy, a bbl. SI 20; coarse crystal, bbl, $1 20;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sack, S2 80; Higgin's Eu
reka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches. SI 60
1 60;2ds, SI 3001 35: extra peaches, SI 351 10;
pie peaches. POc; finest corn, 1 301 50; Hid.
Co. corn, 7090c: red cherries 90cl 00; lima
beans. SI 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c; marrwfat peas, SI 10S1 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
S2 7o; damson plums, 95c; green gages, SI 25;
eggpIums,S2 00;California pears, $250;dogreen
gages. S2 00; do egg plums, S2 00; extra white
cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c: raspber
ries $1 151 40: strawberries SI 10: goose
berries, SI 2UI 30; tomatoes, 9295c; salmon.
1 ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash,
2-ft cans, soaked, 80c; do green, 2fts SI 25(5!I 50;
corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-fi cans, 313 50;
baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 ft, SI 7c
1 SO; mackerel, cans, broiled, SI 50; sardines,
domestic. . S4 254 50; sardines, domestic,
JS SS 258 50; sardines imported, Us SU 50
12 50; sardines, imported, Us, S18 00; sardines,
mustard, S4 00; sardines, spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel,
S36 a bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, J40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No.
1 do, messed, S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24.
Codfish Whole pollock. 4Kc 3 ft; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c; boneless bake,
in strips. 6c: do George's cod in blocks 63
TKc Herring Ronnd shore, S5 50 ?t bbl; spfit.
$7: lake S3 25 -p 100-ft half bbl. White flsb. S7 ?1
1U0-6 half bbl. Lake trout, S5 50 half bbl.
Finnan hadders 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
Buckwheat Flour 2?;23c per pound.
OA.TMEAL-S6 30&B 60 SI bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained,
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 50 cars; By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 4 cars of oats, 2 of wheat, 8 of bay,
1 of rye, 1 of feed, 1 of bran, 1 of middlings, 1 of
barley, 4 of flour. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St. Louis, 8 cars of corn, 3 of oats, 3 of hay, 1
of bran, 1 of wheat, 3 of flour. By Baltimore
and Ohio, 3 cars of hay. Bv Pittsburg and
Western, 3 cars of hay, 2 of flour. Sales on call:
One car sample corn, STc, spot: 1 car samplo
com, 36c, spot; 1 car sample corn, SVAc, spot.
It is too early in tbe week for any indications
of the drift in grain and hay trade. The owners
do not point to a revival. Large receipts foiled
any such outcome for the immediate future.
Wheat is off from the high prices of Saturday,
when it went 17c above prices of two weeks ago.
Wheat and flour are tbe only firm factors in
tbe line of cereals
Wheat Jobbicsr prices No. 2 red, SI 08
1 09; No. 3 red, OSegSl 04.
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 3839c; high mixed
ear, 36a37cj No. 1 yellqw, shelled, 3940c
Nd.2 yellow, shelled, 37K3Sc; high mixed.
sueiiea, aonanc; mixeu, sneuea, Axavwu:
Oats No. 2 white, 32Kgi33c; extra No. 3,
31Mc;No.3white,3I3l!$c;No.2 mixed, 29
RYE No. 1 Western. 60S61c: No. 2. 55ffi56c
Barley No. I Canada, 60S5c;N o. 2 Canada,
83ffl85c;No.3Canada,7880c; No. 2 Western,
757tc; No. 3 Western, 65070c Lake Shore, 75
Flour Jobbing prices winter patents S8 50,
875; spring patents ?6 757 00; fancy straight,
winter and spring, 15 50Q5 75; clear winter.
S5 C05 25. straight XXXX, bakers', $5 005 25.
Rve flour, S3 75.
Millfeed Middlings flue white, SIS 00
20 00 a ton; brown middlings, Sll 01S 00;
winter wheat bran, S14 7515 25; chop feed.
S15 00318 oa
Hay Baled timothy, choice, $15 C015 25;
No. 1 do. S14 2514 50; No. 2 do, $12 0013 00;
loose from wagon, SIS 0020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. S9 75Q10 00; No. 2, S8 008 50; packing
do, $6 507 Oa
Straw Oats S3 O08 25; wheat and rye
straw, S7 007 25.
Receipts of hogs at Chicago to-day, 20,000,
and prices are steady to 5c above Saturday's
rates At East Liberty, receipts, S3 carloads
and no change in prices
Sugar-cured bams, large, 10Jc; sugar-cured
bams, medium, 10c: sugar-cured bams, small,
lie; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders. SJic: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9JJc; sugar-cured California hams,
8c: sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c; sugar
cured dried neef sets,9c; sugar-cured dned beef
rounds, lie; bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8c: dry salt
shoulders. 6c; dry salt clear sides 7c Mess
pork, heavy. $14 00; mess pork, family, $14 50;
Lard Refined in tierces, 7c: half barrels, 7c;
60ft tubs. 7c: 20-ft pails, 7c: 50-ft tin cans,
7&C; 3-ft tin pails, TJJc; 5-ft tin palls, 7Jc;
10-ft tin pails, 7a Smoked sausage, long, sc;
large, 5c. Fresh pork links. 9c Figs feet, half
barrels, S3 75; quarter barrels, 31 75.
Armour & Co. furnish tbe following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts
55Kc: 600 to 650 fts 66J4c; 700 to 750 fts,
7c Sheep, 7c a ft. Lambs, SKc a ft.
AN ORDINANCE RELOCATING WEB
STER avenue, from Fulton street to
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of the same that
Webster avenue, from Fulton street to center
of Mercer street, shall be and is hereby re
located as follows, to wit: The north 5-foot
line shall begin on the east 5-foot line of Ful
ton street at a distance of 319.59 feet from the
center line of Bedford avenue, thence de
flecting to tbe left 90 11' for a distance of
439.25 feet to the center line of Mercer street,
and the width of said relocated Webster ave
nue shall extend from tbe northern building
line, as hereby located, to the southern build
ing lino oi w enster avenue, as now locatea ana
improved, including all tbe territory between
said northern and southern building lines from
Fulton street to the center of Mercer street, as
shown upon theplan hereto attached and made
part of this ordinance.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of
ordinance conflicting with tbe provisions of
this ordinance be and the same is hereby re
pealed so far as the same affects this ordi
nance. Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 2Sth day of Januarv, A. D. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD. Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLTDAY. President of
Common CounciL Attest: GEO, BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office, February 2.18S9. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: if.i. Mc
CLEARY, Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vok 6, page 568,
8th day of February .A. D. 18S9. f el9
AN ORDINANCE-AUTHORIZING THE
opening of Industry street, from Amanda
street to Beltzhoover avenue.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by tho
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of tbe same. That the
Chief of the Department of Public Works be
and is hereby authorized and directed to yausa
to be surveyed and opened within 60 days'from
tho date of the passage of tbis ordinance, In
dustry street, from Amanda street to Beltz
hoover avenue, at a width of 40 feet, in accord
ance with ordinance locating tho same, ap
proved July 18, 18S7, and August 7, 1888. The
damages caused thereby and tbe benefits to pay
the same to be assessed and collected in accord
ance with tbe provisions of an act of Assem
bly of tBe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
entitled "An act 'authorizing and directing
Councils of cities of the second class to pro
vide for the improvement of streets lanes,
alleys and public hignways sewers and side
walks, requiring plans of streets, providing for
the appointment of a Board of Viewers of Street
Improvements prescribing their duties,
granting appeals to Councils and Court, pro
viding for the assessment and collection of
damages and benefits authorizing tbe use of
private property, and providing for filing liens
and regulating proceedings thereon, and pro
hibiting the use of public streets without au
thority of Councils," approved the 14th day of
June, A. D. 18S7.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part or ordi
nance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and tbe same is hereby repealed
so far as tbe same affects tbis ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
tbis 28fb day of January. A. D. 18S9.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD. Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY. President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office. February 2,1889. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: W. H.
McCLEARY, Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 6, page 573.
15th day of February. A. D. 1SS9. fe!9
AN ORDINANCE-AUTHORIZING THE
grading of Kent alley, from Stanton ave
nue to Fifty-second street, in the Eighteenth
ward of Pittsburg.
Whereas, it appears by tbe petition and affi
davit on file in the office of tbe Clerk of Coun
cils that one-third in interest of the owners bt
property fronting and abutting upon the said
street, have petitioned tho Councils of said city
to enact an ordinance for the grading of the
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by tbe
city of Pittsburg, In Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of the same, that the
Chief of the Department of Public works be
and is hereby authorized and directed to ad
vertise in accordance with tbe acts of Assem
bly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
the ordinances of the said city of Pittsburg re
lating thereto and regulating tbe same, for
proposals for the grading of Kent alley, from
Stanton avenue to Fifty-second street, the
contract therefor to be let in the manner di
rected by the said acts of Assembly and ordi
nances The cost and expenso of tbe same to
be assessed and collected in accordance
with the provisions of an act of Assembly of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled
"An act authorizing and directing Councils of
cities of tbe second class to provide for the im
nrovement of streets, lanes, allevs andnnblic
highways sewers and sidewalks, requiring
plans of streets, providing for thj appoint
ment of a Board of Viewers of Street Improve
ment?, prescribing their dntics, granting ap
peals to Councils and Court, providing for the
assessment and collection of damages and ben
efits, authorizing the use of private property,
and providing for filing liens and regulating
proceedings thereon, and prohibiting tbe uso
of public streets without authoritv of Coun
cils" approved the 14th day of June, A. D.
Section 2 That any ordinance, or part of or
dinance, conflicting with the provisions of tbi3
ordinance be, and tbe same is hereby repealed
so far as tbe same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 2Sth dav of Canuarv, A. D. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
CounciL GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office. February 2, 1839. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: W. H. MC
CLEARY. .Mayor's Cierk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 6, page 57L
14th day of February, A. D. 1889. fel9
4N ORDINANCE-AUTHORIZING THE
grading and paving of Lotus alley, from
ty-second to McCandles3 street, in tbe
Eighteenth ward of Pittsburg.
Whereas, It appears by the petition and affi
davit on file in tbe office of the Clerk of Coun
cils that one-third in interest of tbe owners of
property fronting and abutting npon tbe said
street have petitioned tbe Councils of said city
to enact an ordinance for the grading and pav
ing of the same; therefore.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of tbe same. That
the Chief of the Department of Public Works
bo and is hereby authorized and directed to ad
vertise in accordance with the Acts of Assem
bly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
and the ordinances of tho said city of Pitts
burg relating thereto and regulatiog the same,
for proposals for the grading and paviDg of
Lotus alley from Fifty-second street to Mc
Candless street, the contract therefor to be
let in the manner directed by Said Acts of
Assembly and ordinances The cost and
expense of the same to bo assessed and col
lected in accordance with the provisions of an
Act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, entitled "An Act authorizing
and directing Councils of cities of tbe
second class to provide, for the improve
ment of streets, lanes, alleys and public high
ways, sewers and sidewalks requiring plans of
streets, providing for the appointment of a
Board of Viewers of Street Improvements, pre
scribing their duties, granting appeals to Coun
cils and Court, providing for the assessment
and collection of damages and benefits, author
izing the use of private property, and providing
for filing liens and regulating proceedings
tbereon.andprohibiting the use of pnblicstreets
without authority of Councils," approved the
14th day of June, A. D. 18S7. respectfully re
port; Section 2 That any ordinance or part of or
dinance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed
so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
tbis 28th day ot Januarv, A. D. 1888.
H. P. FORD, President of Select CounciL
Attest: GEO. 8HJSPPABD. Clerk of Select
OFF! CIAL PITTSBURG.
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of
Common CounciL Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common CounciL
Mayor's Office, February 2. 1889. Approved:
WM. MCCALLIN, Mayor. Attest: W.H.MO
CLEARY, Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book. voL 6, page 570,
12th dav of Febrnarv. A. D. 1889. fe!9
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