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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, "WEDNESDAY; FEBRUARY 20, 1889!
I MILLERS COMBINING
I; In the Great Northwest to Hold Up
the Price of Flour.
MORE FIRMNESS NOTED HERE.
p The Harness Leather Situation and Outlook
- in This Section Keriewed.
' V OPIXIOXS OF A HOME MANUFACTURER
OFFICE OF PITTSBURG DISPATCH. )
Tcesdav. February 19, 18S9. )
The local department of the Minneapolis
Miner in its last issue is devoted almost ex
clusively to pressing the idea of organiza
tion and combination in holding np the
price of flour. Organization is de
clared to be the salvation of trade.
AIMers of the Northwest are tenderly ex
horted to join in the saving business, and it is
claimed that a vast amount of missionary work
has already been well done in this line, tbe
good effects of which are seen in the improved
tone of the markets.
So good has been the effect of the combina
tion to curtail output that the agreement to
curtail for the balance of February and March
by spring wheat millers is declared off. The
salvation of trade and missionary work so well
done, by w hich the price of bread is enhanced,
will not be viewed by tbe millions in the samo
licht as by the syndicate and the Minneapolis
Miller. , ,
Increasing firmness in flour markets here
and at all commercial centers of the land is one
of the marked features of trade the pat ten
days. Spring patents have advanced to J7 00
per barrel, and one of our leading flour jobbers
said to-day that they are very cheap at this
flcure, in view ot tbe high price of choice
spring wheat. With tho rise in price comes
the increasing demand, and jobbers report
greater activity than since the beginning of ihe
The organized effort to keep up the price of
bread seems to be a success, but snch success
is sometimes dearly won. The millions oi
breadwinners can hardly be expected to en
thuse over the success or those missionaries
who "Make to themselves friends of the mam
mon of unrighteousness"' with a vengeance.
The time is here when, according to past ex
perience, the active movement in the harness
leather trade should make its start. Said a
member of one of our leading manufacturing
firms: "Our trade does not look up as it
promised to do a few weeks ago. While it is
fair it ought to be better at this time of the
j ear. Wc sold more pieces in January than
ever before in that month, but the amount of
money taken in was below the average for the
month. Margins were never as close. Our
trade has footed up more dollars, when we
were tanning 300 hidesawek. than of late
when w e have been handlmg2,500 hides." Speak
ing of tbe amount of stock on hand this manu
facturer lsaid: "No. 1 harness leather is better
cleaned up than usual by our tanners. Our
home harness makers manage to use up this
stock as fast as it is turned out, and from what
we know, are as busy as bees turning out work.
No. 2 stock, which goes in the main to the
West and to large harness factories which
manufacture for tbe wholesale trade, has been
going ff slowly, and in this line the accumu
lated stock is larger than usnal.
"The time cannot be far away when the de
mand for this class of harness leather will set
in. Factories will soon begin to cut thero. 2
leather, and should be doing It now, according
to past experience. But while our trade in
this line docs not start out as briskly as we ex
peeled we have no fears of the final outcome.
As Pittsburg harness leather is at a premium
in the market, it will undoubtedly be the first
to reap tbe benefit of any active movement in
the trade." In the course of the interview the
faith was expressed that there is no better
point in the land for a wholesale harness manu
factory than Pittsburg. At Philadelphia and
Cincinnati are immense establishments in this
liue. At the little village of Harmony a har
ness maker has developed quite an extensive
wholesale trade tbe jpast year. Pittsburg is
ripe for an enterprise of a similar kind, ac
cording to the views of many of our tanners.
LITE STOCK 3IAKEETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
Tuesday. Februryl9, 18S9.
Cattle Receipts. 2S0 head: shipments,
ISO head; market dull at 5 to 10 cents lower
than yesterday. No cattle shipped to Sew
Hogs Receipts, 1,300 head: shipments, 750
bead; market steady; medium Philadelphias,
$4 S0(4 85: heavy hogs, Si 60S1 TO; pigs and
Yorkers, S4 654 B0. Two cars of hogs shipped
to New York to day.
Sheep Receipts, 4.200 bead: shipments, 2,700
head; market slow and prices unchanged.
New York Beeves Keeeipts, 320 head,
all for city slaughterers direct. Nothing doing.
Dull for aressed beef at 57c for ides, with a
little choice and extra beef at 77c: exports
201 beeves and 2,500 quarter of beet. To-day's
Liverpool cable quotes American refrigerator
beef steady at He ner pound. Sheep Receipts,
LC00 headend 3.50O head carried over yester
day; about 2,000 head were sold at easier prices,
and the market closed weak. Transactions in
cluded ordinary to good sheep at 4 604 65 per
100 pounds, and ordinary to good lambs at $6 00
7 SO: dressed mutton slow at 7JSJCc per
pound; dressed lambs steady at 9lfc Hoz
Receipts, 3,200 heaa: none f orsalealive; a shade
firmer at the nominal range ot $5 105 50.
Kajtsas Crrr Cattle Receipts, 4,272 head;
shipments, 1.347 head; movement slower, owing
to increased supply; dressed beef and choice
steers weak and a shade lower; cows steady;
Etockers and f eedinc steers firm; good to choice
corn fed. S3 904 23; common to medium,
S2 S03 65; stockcrs and feeding steers,
tl 503 25; cows. SI 2502 75. Hogs Receipts.
G.444 head; shipments. 2,468 head; opened
strong, active and 5c higher, closing
weak with advance lost; good to
choice, S4 32(J4 37; common to medium,
S4 15. Sheep Receipts. 776 head- shipments,
1,215; steady: good to ehoicc muttons, SI 25g4 50;
common to medium, S3 70g3 75.
Chicago Cattle Ileceints.7.O0Ohead: ship
ments, 3.500 head: slow but steadier; choice to
extra beeves, SI ;i 60: steers, $3 004 10;
ftockers and feeders. S2 25S3 50; cows, bulls
and mixed, SI 50?3 10: bulk, S2 202 45.
Hois Receipts. 1S.0O0 head; shipments, 5,000
head; market opened stronger and closed weak;
mixed, S4 404 60; heaw. Si 404 60; light,
4 454 70; pigs, S4 704 S5. Sheep Receipts,
5,000 brad: shipments, 1,200 head;markct stcadr;
natives, S3 004?5 Oil; westerns, corn-fed. Si 30
4 70; lambs, $5 tt26 00.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 900 head; ship
ments. 100 head: market a shade higher; choice
heavy native eteers, ZS 60J?4 40; fair to good do.
$2 S0S3 75; stoclers and feeders, fair to good,
51 8002 90; good, SI 801 90; rangers, corn-red.
52 S03 40: grass-led. SI Wi 70. Hogs-Receipts.
4,000 head; shipments, 400 head; market
higher: choice heavy and butchers' selections
S4 40JJ4 CO; light trades, ordinary to best, S4 40
(ii 60. Sheen Receipts, 700 head; shipments.
400 head; market steady; fair to choice, S3 00
Buffalo Cattle No fresh receipts: noth
ing doing. Sheep and lambs No lreh re
ceipts; 30 loads held over: nothing doing on ac
count of storm. Hogs No fresh receipts; 450
head held m er: shade higher; mediums, S4 70
4 75; Yorkers, S4 1)5.
Cincinnati Hojs scarce and higher; com
mon and light, S4 0004 65; packing and butch
ers. S4 50i 75. Receipts, 850 head; shipments,
lioitorj Wool Ularket.
Boston The wool market is still rather
ijuiet, but prices rule very firm and unchanged.
" Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces are held at 33
S4cforX;3536cfor JCX. and XX and above;
37c for XXX: 38c for No. 1 Michigan; XX can
be bought for 31c All kinds of combing and
delaine fleeces scarce and firm; Territory.
Texas and other nawashed wools steady and
quiet at 5556c for medium; 60C5c for line and
fine medium; Oregon and Cala wools selling at
previous prices; pulled wools meet with a
steady demand: sale of superfine reported at
S539c; extra at 252Sc In Australian wool a
good business is dome, principally at 3610c
New York. February 13. With Improved
weather to-day business in drysroods was more
active with both ajrents and jobbers. Sales at
the hands of the latter are well distributed
over all classes of fabrics specially adapted to
the springtrade with a fair degree of activity
in wash goods, dress goods, silks, linens, no
tions, hosiery, etc, with a dnve in Cocheco
t percales at 6J(c by the case and 7c by tbe piece.
The market at first hands continues steady and
, unchanged, the decline in print cloths being I
uui. an incident oi a quiet market witn tue
product sold up.
' A Ilig snlc of Wheat.
fA Buffalo, February 19. A. P. Wright & Son
0 sold to-day GCC.C09 bushels of No. 2 Chicago
' spring to a syndicate of Buffalo millers. Tbe
wheat will be sent to Buffalo by rail, the prices
paid being 7 cents over Culcaeo May. This is
. the largest cash transaction on record here.
, r Metnl Slarkets.
t N ew York Copper dull and easier; Lake,
7 February. 516 50. Lead quiet at S3 65. Tin
firm at a decline! Straits, $20 90.
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Nervous nnd 'Unsettled, Closing
Illcher Corn and tints Lower Hoe
Products Steady. With on
Lai d and Ribs
Chicago A nervous, unsettled feeling ex
isted to-day in wheat. Traaing was fairly act
ive but spasmodic The governing power no
doubt was local speculation. The opening for
May was slightly better than yesterday's clos
ing, advanced Jc ruled irregular and weak,
and finally sold off ljgc, then rallied sharply,
advanced 3c broke off 7c again advanced
lJic, ruled irregular, and closed lc higher
The early strength was possibly influenced by
the change to colder weather andln the re
ported decrease by Beerbohm of wheat on
ocean passage. But the market advices were
of an unfavorable tenor. On after opening it
was discovered that there was a fair quantity
of wheat on the market, and, upon an effort
being made to sell, prices quickly declined.
Then, when parties who sold early, undertook
to cet their wheat back, they found the offer
,ings light, and the market quickly responded to
the demand in the sharp advance noted. The
improvement was helped some by a report that
some wheat had becu taken at New York fcr
Glasgow, and that there was a better demand
for cargoes of California wheat.
There was a fair business In corn, the trading
being more general than of late. The feeling
developed was weaker and a lower range of
prices was established.
Oats were fairlv active but weaker, suffering
a decline of !4Si and closing steady and
about 14 lower.
A lair business was done in hog products and
a steadier leeling prevailed than for several
days past. Offerings were not very large aud
the inquiry was fairly active, local operators
purchasing mess pork and outside parties tak
ing moderate quantities ot lard and short ribs.
Pork advanced TKSlOc early, but settled back
"KiC and closed comparatively steady.
lard and nbs ruled 25c higher and closed
The leading futures rancen as follows:
Wheat-No. 2 February. SI OSf: March,
SI KM; May, Jl 19Jfl 12il 0SJ6-1 llK;July,
Cons No. 2, February. 3!33Kc; March.
34K34G13434Kc; May, 35K355gc
Oats No. 2. February. 2$c; March, 25Jc:
Mess Pork, per bbl. February, SU 05:
March, Sll 05; May, Sll 2311 2U 17K
Lard, per 100 fts. February, S6 52K6 55
6 52K") 55: March. S6 5.JS'G 57K0 5og;6 57K;
May. So 67K6 706 653G 7
Short Ribs, per loo Iks. February. S3 SO:
March, S5 405 80; May, $5 97X66 005 95
Cash quotations were as follows: Klour
firm and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat,
SI 0810Sic; No. 3 spring-wheat. 9095Kc; No.
2 red, SI 0S1 Q&A. No. 2 corn. S3Jc No. 2 oats,
2."c No. 2 rye. 43XMc No. 2 barley, nominal.
No. 1 flaxseed. SI 5S. Prime timothy seed,
SI 4031 41. Mess pork, per barrekSH 0511 10.
Lard, per 100 lbs. S650. Short ribs sides (loose).
So S5(?5 95; dry salted shoulders (boxed).
S-5 505 C2K; short clear sides (boxed), S6 12K
6 25. Sugars, cut loaf unchanged. Receipts
Flour. 16.000 barrels; wheat, 41,000 bushels;
corn. 215,000 bushels: oats. 147,000 bushels: rye,
6,000 bushels: barley, 70,000 bushels. Shipments
Flour, fl.000 barrels: wheat. 19.000 bushels;
corn. 216,000 bushels: oats. 132.000 bushels; rye,
3,000 bushels; barlev, 27.000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day tho butter
market was steady and unchanged. Eggs
weak at 1313c
New York Flour Arm and quiet Wheat
spot quiet and stronger; options quiet, firm
and lusher. Barley dull. Corn Spot easy and
moderately active; options fairly active and
firm. Oat Spot quiet and weaker: options
dull and KVC lower. Hay steady and in fair
demand. Hops firm and quiet. Coffee Op
tions opened steady, 5 points down to 5 points
up: closed firm 513 points up; firmer cables;
sales, 40,000 bacs. including February, at 15.95c;
jiiarcn. io.wskio.uoc; Anrn. io.o(a)io.iiuc:
Mav. 15.95gl6.10c; June 16.1516.20c; Julv, 16.20
016SOc; August, 16.30c: September, 16.35
16.50c; October, 163516.45c; November,
16.55c; December. 16.45c; spot Rio steady;
fair cargoes, lJc Sugar Raw dull;
refined quiet and steady. Mo
lassesNew Orleans quiet. Rice firm. Cotton
seed oil steady and quiet; crude,40c: yellow. 4Sc
Tallow easy and dull; city, 55-16c Rosin steady
and quiet. Turpentine steady and quiet at
4MQ4Sc Eggs Better demand and firmer;
western. 13Ji14c; receipts, 7,137 packages.
Pork more active; old mess S12: new mes,
$12 5012 75: extra prime. S12 00S12 25. Cut
meats weak; pickled bellies, 77c; pickled
shoulders. 6c: pickled hams. 93i(910c Middles
steadier; short clear, $6 40. Lard steadier and
qnict: sales western steam, S7 00: spot closing
$7 02M and S6 97, c r. f.; citr. $5 65; Feb
ruarv, S7 00 bid; Marrh, S7 00 bid; April, $7 02
asked; May, S7 0007 03, closing at S7 03
asked; June. S7 04: July. S7 00 asked: August,
S7 07; ; September, S7 09 asked. Butter in mod
erate demand: western dalrv, 13g20c; do
creamery, 1629c: Elgins, 3031c Cheese
quiet; western, 10Kllc
St. Louis Flour stronger and higher, bu
trading light. Wheat The market was weak
and declining early, influenced by easier mar
kets at all points and dull cables, but tbe an
nouncement of a 10c adance In flour by the
Millers' Association and a sudden sharp rise in
Chicago started a reaction that carried May up
ljtc above vesterdav. but July responded very
slightly; No. 2 red cash. 9Sc bid; May. SSc
SI 00. closed at SI 01 asked; Julv, 85K
8:. dosed at SVidS&Ac asked. Corn lower;
No. 2 mixed, cash, 2t3-4tS27e; March. 27V27c
closed at 27ic: April, 2SJxc; May, 3030c
closed at 3(c bid; Julv, 31H&IHC,
closed at 31c bid; August, 32532J$c bid.
Oats lower, but in demand, closed firm; No. 2
cash. 22)Xc asked; May, 27J27Mc Bye lower:
No. 2, 45KC Barley None wanted. Flaxseed
quotable at SI 50. Provisions Pork, Sll 50.
Lard Prime steam SO 55. Dry salt meats
Shoulders. So 12KS5 25: longs and ribs, J6 00
6 15: short clear, S6 2j. Bacon Boxed
shoulders, $6 25: lonss and nbs, SB 756 87:
short clear. S7 107 12.
Philadelphia Flour dull, but firm.
Wheat neglected bv speculators and prices of
options closed nominally iic lower. Corn
ruled firm under light offerings, but specula
tion was very tame, and shippers were holding
off. Oats Carlots steady, hut quiet. Provisions
dull. Pork Mess. new. S15; do familv, SIS 50:
hams, smoked. ll12c Ecgs weaker: Pennsyl
vania firsts, 1314c
Cincinnati Flonr steady. Wheat dull;
No. 2 red, 99c; receipts, 500 bushels; shipments.
8,000 bushels. Corn dull and heavy; No. 2
mixed. 33c Oats weaker: No. 2 mixed. 27c
Rye dull; No. 2, 53U5ic Pork dull at Sll 75.
Lard quiet at So 60. Bulkmeats and bacon
quiet. Butter steady. Sugar firm and quiet.
Eggs dull. Cheese, firm.
Milwaukee Flonr steadv. Wheat firm:
cash. I'iVc: May, 96)c; July, 9Kc Corn dull;
No. 3, 2929Kc Oats quiet: No. 2 white, 27g
2Sc.Re easier; No. 1, 4!c Barley dull;
No. 2, -Sin. Provisions firm. Pork, 11 05.
Lard, S6 67. Cheese firm; Cheddars, 10c
Baltimore Provisions quiet and steady.
Butter barelv steady; western packed, 1620c;
best roll. 1318c; creamery, 2229c Eggs easy
at 1313c Coffee firm; Rio cargoes, fair at
Toledo Cloverseed active, but lower; cash,
February and March, S5 02.
St. Louis Wool quiet and unchanged.
Philadelphia Wool quiet; prices nomi
nal and unchanged.
New York Wool casvand quiet; domestic
fleece, 323Sc; pulled, 2339c; Texas, 15Q27c
Pittsburg Freight Accnts Meeting to Revise
The Pittsburg committee of freight agents
met yesterday in the office of Division
Freight Agent James Means to revise the
classification on glassware. The manufact
urers of the latter are complaining about the
recent revision in which bottles were ad
vanced from fifth to fourth class, or 2
cents per 100 pounds on shipments lrom this
city to Chicago. Tableware was changed
from fifth class to third class in carload lots,
or an advance of 10 cents per 100 pounds.
The shicpers say they will petition the
Central Traffic Association for a reduction.
The local committee discussed the matter
ail afternoon yesterday, but in reality came
to no definite understanding.
ONLY EMBRACING EUROPE.
A Decision In Favor of Edison Does Not
The High Justices of London decided in
a suit before thera on Monday the su
premacy of the Edison-Swan incandescent
When .the "Westinghouse people were
asked yesterday how that decision would
affect their Targe contracts in the English
metropolis, one of the officials stated that
their London contracts were not to inrnish
lamps, hut dynamos and other electric
machinery to establish an electric light
When baby was slcK, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, shs clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she gave them Castorla.
A GOOD INVESTMENT.
Another Strikinp; Instance of Rapid
. Advance in the East End.
A GOOD WORD FOR MT. WASHINGTON
Practical Tiews of a Teteran Who Has
Passed Through Three Panics.
TH DAT IN STOCKS AND PETK0LEUM
Less than a year ago a prominent Pitts
burg gentleman purchased a house and lot
out Fifth avenue; in Oakland, for $3,000,
and sold it within a month tor $10,000. The
new purchaser has been offered 512,000 for
the property. If demand indicates any
thing, the prospects are that there will be
more such instances of big profits in the
locality named during the present year.
This incident affords a good illustration of
the rapid advance of real estate in the East
End, and especially on the line of Fifth avenue.
"Of the three or four financial panics that
have swept over the country in my time," re
marked a local financier yesterday, "the most
disastrous to Pittsburg was that of 1S73. Near
ly all the iron mills here were compelled toshut
down, and there were many failures. Tho de
pression lasted for six years. The people went
to work with wonderful energy, however, aud
soon repaired their misfortunes. It's hard to
keep a Pittsburg business man down."
"What were the direct causes of the disas
terr "It would be hard to say. Jay Cooke is. gen
erally blamed for it, but I think it would have
come without him. His failure only hastened
the crash. 1 think it was caused by extrava
gance and wild speculations, induced by cheap
"Money is plentiful and cheap now. Might
this not lead to results similar to those of
"It is possible, of course, but not probable.
People have learned to be cautious. "Having
passed through the financial cyclone, they are
not anxious for another. Then everything was
inflated. The war fever had not yet subsided.
Values were sky-height Every scheme,no mat
ter how impracticable, found favor. A propo
sition to build a railroad to Alaska had scores
of influential advocates. Everybody was bjead-over-heels
in debt Existing conditions are
different Balloon projects find very little
favor. Speculation in oil, stocks and grain
cuts a very small figure There is no boom and
"Some people seem to think Pittsbnrg real
estate is inflated. What Is your opinionT"
'Those people don't know what they are talk
ing about. They are off their base, as the say
ing goes. There is no city in tbe Union in
which values stand on a more substantial basis.
Of course the rapid growth of the city enhances
prices, but as they are backed up by a legit
imate demand for business or residence pur
posescash payments being maae in a majority
of cases it is not only silly, but unfair, to say
they are fictitious. Every lot or parcel of
ground for sale in and about Pittsburz is worth
all that is asked for it because it is or soon will
be wanted by individuals who will improve it
These conditions are not favorable to panics.
They beget confidence which is the foundation
of business stability. I can see no signs of a
collapse; on the contrary, I think the times will
continue tsgrow better."
I am surprised that there is not a greater
demand for houses and lots on Mt Washing
ton," remarked a real estate dealer yesterday
evening. "The location is all that could be de
sired. It is high, dry and healthful, and as
easy of access as Allegheny or the East End."
"How are values over there?"
"Very moderate. Desirable lots are offered
at a very low price."
"What is the nature of the improvements
that have been madeT"
"The church and school buildings would do
no discredit to any locality, while the dwellings,
although geneiallyof moderate size, are sub
stantial in build and tasteful in appearance."
The gentleman went on to say that Mt
Washington was liked most by thoe who
knew it best Peonle wno have settled there
could not be induced to leave it for any other
part of the city. His son, he said, boarded
there one summer, and liked it so much that he
bought a lot and built a house on it with the
intention of making it his permanent home.
He is living there yet and could not be induced
Samuel W. Black fc Co., No. 99 Fourth ave
nne, have concluded to make a change in their
method of advertising. Hereafter, twice a
week Wednesdays and Saturdays a full list
ot all the houses they have for rent will appear
in The DlsrATCH Instead of in printed hand
bills, as heretofore, to obtain which required a
trip to their office, often at great inconvenience
and loss of time. This departure will be of
great benefit to those interested in this descrip
tion of property, as they can peruse the list and
make selections at home, visiting the office only
for the purpose of signing leases and arranging
minor details, and this in many cases could be
done by mail or telephone. From the length of
the list published this morning it may readily
be inferred that there are still plenty of houses'
whose owners are in quest of tenants.
CHANGES IN STOCKS.
Central Traction Coming to the Front ns a
The stock market yesterday was dull and un
profitable to most of those who attended it
The advances were Electric, Switch and Signal,
and Central Traction, which is rapidly coming
to the front as a favorite In the afternoon
Electric lost part of the forenoon's vim, and
was a trifle weaker. Philadelphia Gas was
lower, selling in a small way at a decline of H
from Monday. Other gas stocks were about
steady. Bids aud offers were:
STOCKS. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Pitts. FetS. &M. Ex.. SX
Allcchenv Nat. Bauk. 82
Com. Nat. Bank
Citizens' Nat BanK .... 62
Fld.TitleJk Trust Co
Jler. & Man, Nat. link.
Western Insurance sn
FMladeionia jo sat E' zta Zih
Wheeling Uas Co 2 29S MM 3s
Citizens' Traction 77
l'lttsnurc j-raciion i;$
Central Traction....... 2o)s SJi & 25,"i
IV . 1 . Cu f U. VS. VU... OQ- 4U ....
Xorthsifle Bridge Co,. 51i( .... 51K
i.a jioria si. io... .
west'boose Elec 4278 vj ( 43
union awiiciiEoiftiiiw. vj ivt jyf
u. swiicn siffnai, p-i-u
Wcst!ng'6e AirB. Co..
The morning sales were 30 shares Switch and
Signal at 19, 200 Central Traction at 25U, and
In the afternoon tho dealings included 100
Switch and Sicnal 3t 19f, 5 at 20. 50 Central
Traction at 2 and 50 Philadelphia Gas at
Ihe total sales of stocks at New York yester
dav were 216,411 shares, including: Atchison,
19,750: Delaware. Lackawanna and Western,
10.000; Erie. 10,130: Louisville and Nashville.
9,121: Northwestern, &173: Northern Pacific
preferred, 68Q0: Oregon Transcontinental. 9,960;
Heading. 27.720: Richmond and West Point
4,065; St Paul, 10,710; Union Pacific, 15,270.
; SINEWS OP WAR.
Tho Monetary Institutions Report Larce
Supplies of Idle Fands.
Considerable money was loaned on oil certifi
cates yesterday, which again helped the Clear
inc House report, the exchances reaching
$2,013,737 43 and thebalances 195,073 87. Aside
from this, business "at the banks was feature
le. Acceptable paper presented was taken at
67. With frequent exceptions in cases of
prime collaterals Eastern exchange was heavy.
Nearly all the monetary institutions reported
lare supplies of idle fund".
Money nn call at New York yesterday was
easy at 1($2 per cent last loan 1 per cent;
closed offered at 2. Prime mercantile paper,
8. Sterling Exchange strong and active,
with actual business atlSi for 60-day bills
and 4.85 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.4s. reg HSISSS
U. 8. 4S4S. coups 109. H
U.S. 4s. ret.... 'JtySSH
U. S. 4S.1K17. coups ia'8134
Currency, Spcrcenu 1893 res 13)
Currency, 6pcrccnt 38Tflreir. lV
Currency, 6percent 1887 rcg 12S
Currency, 6pcrcent, lM)8reg 123J4
Currency. 6 per cent, 8fJteg 13124
S3, COO 4s reg. old ai 129.
New Yoek Clearings, 147,150,673; balances,
Boston Clearings, 815,868,993; balances,
$1,823,623. Money 2H per cent
Philadelphia Clearings, $13,018,793; bal
Baltimore Clearings, 51,962,634; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
8t. Lotus Clearings, $3,128,232; balances,
IS GOOD SHAPE.
OH a Little Lower, but No Sanger of n
The oil market was quite tame yesterday,
except for an hour after the opening and an
hour before the close. It opened at 91 the
highest point of the day sold off to 9 and
held at 91 to 91 untn late in the afternoon,
when it broke to 90. and finished at 90K, with
bids and sales. The trading during the day was
more general than special, no large blocks
chancing bands. The feeling at tho wind-up
was about steady, with anticipations of more
ousiness and higher prices to-day. "There Is
no danger of a collapse," sa d a broker. "Every
thing is too bullish for that. The market ral
lies easily on every break. This indicates that
it is on a sound footing."
A. B. McGrcw quotes:puts 89J calis9192.
The following tabic, corrected by lie Witt IJU
worth, broker In petroleum, etc., corner Firth
avenue and Wood street, I'lttsburs, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.:
Time. Bid. Ask.l Time. ISM. Ask.
Opened S1 Sn'sil2:45r. M.... 916 91K
30:15a. m.... am 913$ l:00r. M... !)!& 9IK
10:30A. M.... 91!j ! l:15p. M.... 9 91H
10:4SA. M.... 91i 91t l:30p. X.... 91 91i
11. IX) A. M.... 914 91X; 1:45 P. U.... 91H 9Ih
11:15A. M.... 91 91J S:00P. M.... 91)s 91S
11:30A. M.... 91 91H' t:I5P. !.... 91 Si's
11:45A. M.. 01'j 911 2:30p. M.... 01 ! 91?i
12:00 M 91)4 91l 2:45 P. M.... 903S 91
12:25 r. M.... 91 91 HI Closed 90 ....
12:3)P. 31.... 911. 91il
Opened. 91 7, c: highest, 91c; lowcit. SOtfc:
UiUy rnns 61,043
Average rnns 33.122
Daily snlnmento - Sf.ffiS
Averace shipments 77.278
Dallv cnarters - 26,50$
Average c&arters .., 37,063
Dew York closed at JO'sc
Oil City closed ttSCYc
Brad lord closed at 90 "je.
JNewVorK. retined. 7.10c
London, refined. 6)41.
Antwerp, refined. 17H&
Other Oil Dlnrkets.
TrrtrsvixLE. February 19. Opened. ilc;
highest 91c: lowest 90c: closed, 90ft
Oil Crrr. February 19. Opened, 91c; high
est 92c; lowest 90Jc; closed, 90c
BrtADFOitD. February 19. Opened. 91Jc;
highest 91Jc; lowest 90c: closed. 90c
New York. February 19. Petroleum' opened
firm at 91c, but after the first sales tho mar
ket became dull and heavy and the price
sagged off slowly until the close, which was
dull at 90c Sales, 930,000 barrels.
STILL ON THE U0.
A Fresslns Demand for Small Houses and
The real estate market yesterday was strong
and fairly active. There was a demand for
small houses in all parts of tbe city. Unim
proved lots were also in request The compara
tive scarcity of these properties makes prices
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for Christ Wettach to Charles Emich, a frame
house of seven rooms, on Linden street Third
ward. Allegheny, with lot 20x110, for 53,300.
C. H. Love, 93 Fourth avenue, sold for J. L.
Miller property on Amanda street, near Brush
ton station, Pennsylvania Railroad, lot 45x132,
two-story modern build frame dwelling, to M.
Frank, for S2.&00.
Black i Baird. No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
C. T. Forse. Esq.. lots Nos. 32 and 33 in the
Lloyd plan of lots, having a total frontage of
100 feet on the east side of Dithridge street,
near Fifth avenue, by 175 feet in depth, for
57,500. This makes 15 of these specially choice
lots sold within the past few months.
C. Beringer & Son, No. 103 Fourth avenue,
placed a mortgage for 510,000 for one year at 6
per cent on property In KUbuck township.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold about one acre of
land in the Thirteenth ward, near Thirty-third
street, for $1,400 spot cash.
Mellon Brothers sold to John and Mary Cro
nyn lot No. 81 and one-half of lot SO, in Mellons'
McClintock plauof lots, for 5750. Mr. Cronyn
will build a residence thereon at once.
COLLAPSE OF A BOOM.
The Bears Succeed In Depressing the Stock
JInrkct Unfavorable Circnnminnces
Speed tho Downward Movement
The Entire List Closes Frac
New York. February 19. The stock market
tolay was a waiting one, all eyes being turned
to the Chicago conference, and this gave the
bears for the time being the opportunity to
make prices, although, while the list was dull
and declining almost throdghout the day, the
movements except in a few stocks were en
tirely insignificant London wa3 a seller again
this morning, and Chicago parted with some of
the Grangers,which, however, held up remark
Tbere were some unfavorable circumstances
which helped the decline along, such as reports
that the States in tbe AVest would all finally
adopt the Iowa schedule, tho unfavorable im
pression made by tbe report of the Atchison
issued yesterday, and the weakness of the
Oregon stocks, which became the special object
of the attacks of the bears.
Firt prices, under the manipulation of the
London market were generally slightly low er
than last evening's figures, but a strong tono
was developed in the first few minutes, which,
however, disappeared in sympathy with tho
weakness In Atchison. Manhattan was a strong
feature at first and became very weak. Tbe
Oregon shares, especially Improvement, were
extremely weak and rapidly declined on com
paratively small sales, and before noon had
dragged the general list down to below first
prices. Union Pacific and Richmond and West
Point joined the weak stocks after noon, and
on an increased business prices were carried
down still further, the lowest prices being gen
erally reached toward 2 P. m., when a firmer
tone, was shown, although no recovery was
The market closed dull and heavy at about
the lowest prices. The list Is almost invariably
lower this evening, and while losses are gener
ally confined to fractions, Oregon Improvement
is dow n 3J4 Navigation IK. Atchison 1. Union
Pacific and Oregon Short Line Burlington
and Quincy and Cleveland, Columbus. Clucin
natl and Indianapolis 1 per cent each.
Railroad bonds were dull and firm to strong
during the forenoon, but yielded later in the
dav, and some marked losses were sustained.
Sales of all issues aggregated 52,403,000, out of
which Virginia Midland generals furnished
5143,000, and the International seconds 5142.000.
Texas Pacific seconds were active on sales of
5110,000. Tbe advances comprise Northwestern
sinking fund, 63 to 122; Denver and Rio Grande
Western firsts, ili to floK; Ohio, Indiana and
Western firsts, 2 to 72; San Francisco general Cs,
1 to 117. The declines include St Paul termi
nals, 1 at 1MU; Northwestern sinking fund 5s,
VL at 100; Louisville. New Albany and Chi
cago consols, 1 at 9tf; Kansas Pacific consols,
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected uailj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth a venue:
upen- High- Low-
lii ir. est
Am. Cotton Oil
Atch.. Ton. & S. F.
Central of New Jersey. 97
Chesaneake Ohio ..
0., Kur. & Qulncv....
C, llll. & St. Paul...
C. Mil. A St. P..
C, St. L. & Pitts
C, St L.& Pitts, pf.
(JL. fit. P..M. &0..-.
C. St. P.M. 0.. nt 02
C. & Northwestern. ...van
C.t .Northwestern, pf. ....
O. C. C. AI 73
Col., Coal & Iron
Col. 4 HocKlug Val ,( 27 .
Del., L. & W U'M
Del. & Hudson... 137M
Denver &KlflU., pr.
E.T., Va. &a
E.T., Va.Ga. !dpf. 22
Illinois Central.. 1092
I-akeErieA Western.. 18J
Lake Erie & West pr.. S7H
Lake Shore A-Jl. S IMSa
Louisville Nashville. &!
Michigan Central 91
Mobile i Ohio UK
Mo.,K. ATexas 13'(
Missouri Pacific 73J
2ew York Central.
N. Y.. L. E. .t V S0
K. Y., L.E.& W.prel 6
N. Y., C. &StL
N. -., U, 4 St. h. pf.. lili
JX.Y., C.&St.L.2dpf ....
est In ir. WmfjL-fEhSt"
87 97 m jB
SV M lb lllvW
ion 10:) ! I1 Ilia
via 9m r- U 1 In II in
97 97 111 (EH
13 "'4 il II Hill
41 mm ? mil!
siii si ; 1 r 11 11 1
107 1CW3S ""lpW
72" 71 irj
Ti's, $ tel-W-v
J. Y&ti. E 48X 43X
N. Y.. 11. . w " ... ...
JtorfoIkA Western.... 17M
Norfolk & Western, nf 52 .
Northern Pacific 27k
Northern Pacific prer. ezH
Oregon Improvement C4H
Oregon Transcon 33H
Pco. Dec. & Evan 27J?
Phlladcl. & Heading.. 49
Pullman Palace Car...201K
Richmond & V. P. T.. 27
Richmond W.P.T.pr 81
St. Paul 4 llnluth pf.
gt P., Minn. & Man.. .101 '
St. L. & San Fran pf.. 64 K
Texas Pacific 21
Union Pacific 65
Wabsh preferred 27M
Western Union ee'2
Wheeling & L. K 68
No Chance In the General Tone of the Quiet
Boston, February 19. Call loans 204 per
cent; time paper 3K5K per cent Govern
ment bonds firm. Again tbe stock market has
proved disappointing. Instead of the rise that
it was supposed would result from the Presi
dents' meeting the general tone has been weak,
notably so for Atchison. Northern local roads
have advanced and the Coppers remain un
changed, with bonds and the rest of the market
weak except one or two securities.
Atch. A Toe. 1st 7. 119
Atch. &T00. K. B... 53U
Kntland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central, com. .. IS
Wis. Central pf.... 3S
Huron .. 4
I'ewablc (new) 3
Hell Telephone 22Ci
lloslon Land......... 74
Water Power 1H
San Diego..., 22
Boston Albany.. .207
Boston & Maine.. ...169
? u. tors
lnn. Han. 4 Clevc. 20
Jutern It S3K
Flints 1'cre M 23
Flint 4 Peri it. pfd. 97JC
Mcilcaii Ccn. coin.. 13
M. C, lstMort. bds. 71
;. V. 4 bewEaz... AiA
H. Y.&MewEng 75.127
Old Colony 171
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers, Ko. 67
Fourth avenue. Members New York Mock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kallroad 55J6 55W
Reading Railroad 2U? 24 5-16
Bnttalo, Pittsburg and Western 12ij 13
Lehigh Vallev M.'a 55
Lehigh Navigation 52 SZ'4
Allegheny Valley bonds 113 115k
Northern Pacific 26iJ 27
Northern Pacific preferred 61,", MX
New Yokk. February 19. Amador, 150;
Caledonia, 270: Deadwood, 150: Eureka, 200;
Homestake, 1250: Iron Silver. S30: Ontario, 3300;
Plymouth, 925, Standard, 135; Union Consoli
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF. .
The Acting Secretary of the Treasury yes
terday afternoon accepted the following bonds:
Registered 4s. 5555,100, at 10
A famine is prevailing in a portion of the
interior of Russia. Many persons have died
from starvation in the district of the Oren
burg. Fire in Philadelphia, yesterday, destroyed
Rudolph Blankenberg's large importing bonse
and several adjoining buildings and stocks
were badly damaged.
The machine shops, roundhouse and car
shops of the Big Four Railroad, at Cincinnati,
were destroyed by fire between 3 and 4 o'clock
this morning. Loss about 5200,000.
Elaborate preparations are making for
holding a beauty show in Paris in April, the
entries to embrace types of Ethiopian and
Mongolian as well as Caucasian beauty. Tho
first prize will represent a value of 50,000.
Tbe House Committca on Military Affairs
has decided to recommend the appointment of
W. H. Markhani, of Pasadena, Cal.. as man
ager of the Pacific Coast Home for Volunteer
Soldiers. Mr. Markham was a member of the
Two thousand and five hundred men were
discharged from tbe Panama Canal works at
Tavernilla on the 16th. The contractors con
tinue to curtail the work on all tbe sections.
There is a strong military force on the line of
the canal to maintain order.
In the case of Gore versus Best, the Su
preme Court of California has decided that
when the Government had patented lands to
the Central Pacific Railway, with the under
standing that they were agricultural lands, the
said railroad could not afterward be dispos
sessed of them by persons setting up mining
claims thereon, even should the land prove to
be mineral, unless tbere is a reservation of
mineral lauds other than tbe general one by
It is said that the arrest of the persons who
Slanned and aided in the assassination of Hon.
ohn M. Clayton at Plummerville, Ark., will
soon be accomplished. One of the suspected
parties belongs to a family whose reputation
tends beyond the limits of Arkansas, being
well known throughout the country, and it is
due to bis prominence that officials, before
making an arrest, are endeavoring to establish
to a certainty what up to the present time is
only a well-grounded suspicion of guilt
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Rail
road was held yesterday. The only change in
the Board of Directors was the retirement of
Jay Gould, whose place was filled by Henry tv.
C. Taylor, a son of the late Moses Taylor, whose
estate is stillthe largest holderof the company's
stock. The retirement of Mr. Gould was in
accordance with his wish as expressed in a let
ter in which he said his health is too poor to
allow him'to devote his attention to such busi
ness. A private cablegram has been received
from Nice announcing the prostration by par
alysis of Bishop G. T. Bedell, of the Protestant
iiuiscopai jjiocese 01 uuio. rne liisnop is an
old man and had to relinquish the work of his
office nearly a year ago on account of failing
health. He has since been traveling in
Europe. Three diocese conventions have been
held to choose an assistant bishop who will
eventually succeed him. but none of the di
vines elected would accept the position.
Should the Bishop die soon the Episcopal
Church would be left without a head in North
Mr. Greenbaum, ex-United States Consul to
Samoa, is quotcfil as saying, with reference to
mail matter reaching Captain Learywhen at
the Samoan Islands: ."It is nothing new to me.
When I was in Samoa I was informed by an
employe of the German Trading Company that
they had a regular system of opening letters by
steaming them over a boiler, aud by this proc
ess opening the seal and mucilage. It was then
easy to take out the contents, copy all corre
spondence therein, aud replace them in a proper
manner without being noticeable. On this ac
count 1 used silk thread and ribbons as fasten
ings, sealing them together securely to protect
my mail, and notified the Government at Wash
ington." THE NATIONAL REMEDY, PRAISED BY ALL
Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness
Positively cared by
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The People's Favorite Liver Pills.
They act slowly, but surely, do not gripe, and
their effect is lasting; the fact is they have no
equaL Small dose; nig results. Sugar coated
and easy to take. Send for testimonials. 25c,
at all druggists, or mailed for price. Prepared
by an old apothecary, Five bottles 5L
The HOP PILL CO., New London, Ct.
Hop Ointment cures and makes chapped
rough, red skin soft and clear. 25 and 50c.
Cocoa, from which the excess of
Oil has been removed. Ithasmora
than three limes the ttrength of
Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrow
root er Sugar, and is therefore fir
more economical, coiling lets than
cne cent a cup. It Is deliclons,
nourishing, strengtnening, easuy
digested, and admirably adapted
for Invalid) as well u for persons
Sold by Orocers eTeryrihcre.
.BAKER ft-CfUj Sorc&esterj Maa
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL, . .' - 8200,000 00.
EDWARD HOUSE. Prest
JAMES P. SPEER. Vice Prest
JOHN F. STEEL. Casliler.
"On mortgages on improved real estate in sums
of 1,000 and upward. AppW at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK,
iei-a-D jNo. m fourtn avenue.
Manitoba Gales and Municipal Elec
tion Pnl a Quietus
ON C0DKTEY PRODUCE BUSINESS.
A Great Gnlf Between Buyers and Sellers
of Grain and Hay.
C0FPE AND TEA LOOKING UPWARD
OFFICE OF THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, )
Tuesday, February 10, 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
There are no new features In countryjirodnce
trade discoverable. Oales from Manitoba and'
election matters have the field to-day, and com
mission men report that their main occupation
is to keep warm and save their stuff from rip
ping frosts. The regular Monday meeting of
tbe Elgin Butter Board made no change in
prices of the past two weeks. Choice grades
hold up well and low grades are in-better re
quest on account of large export demand. The
cheese situation tends to higher prices.
BUTTElt Creamery, Elgin, 333ic; Ohio do,
2623c; fresh dairy packed, 2023c; country
rolls lS22c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter.
Beaks Choice medium, $2 002 10: choice
peas. S2 052 15.
Beeswax 2325c W ft for choice; Idwgrade,
1618c. . .
"Cider Sand rehned, 46 507 50: common,
$3 51X81 00; crab cider, $3 000850 1jt barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c $) gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c:
New York, fall make. 12i13c; Limbureer,
HK12)c: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Kc
Dried Peas $1 451 50 9 bushel; split do,
2Ji3Jic a ft.
KQGb 1.5US16C 5S dozen tor strictly fresh.
Fbuits Apples. 81 0021 60 ?t barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c ft: cranberries, 58 00
barrel: Si 40$2 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, S0G0c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c ft.
Homett J2 652 7o $ barrel.
Honet New Crop, l17c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes. 3510c ?) bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; !3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575e fl pair;
dressed chickens, 13015c fl pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed V pound; ducks, live. 8085c f?
pair; dressed, 1314c f pound; geese, 10llc
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Bs to bushel, S6W
bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, S6 2o:
clover, Alsike, 850; clover, white, J9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 lis, 31 85; bine grass, extra clean,
14 lbs, SI 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 fts. Jl 20;
orchard grass. 14 fts, 2 00; red top, 11 fts, 1 00;
millet, 50 fts. 31 2 j; German millet 50 fts. 2 00;
Hungarian grass, 43 fts, 2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine erasses. 25c per ft.
SUELLBAKKS SI 50 1 75.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
4 00 ?! box; common lemons, $2 75 t
box; Messina oranges, $2 503 50 t1 box;
Florida oranges, 33 003 50 p box; Jamaica
oranges, fancv, 85 005 50 $ case; Malaga
grapes, Jo 507 00 ?t keg; bananas, 2 50
firsts: 31 502 00, good seconds, fl bnnch:
cocoanuts. $1 0&34 50 13 hundred: new flea. 12a
14c $ pound; dales, 5H6Kc pound.
VEGETABLESCelery. 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, S3004 00 J? 100: onions, 60c ft bushel;
Spanish onions, 7J4j90c fl crate; turnips, 30
40c per bushel.
The market for green coffee has been subject
to slight fluctuations of late under the manipu
lations of bulls and bears, but there is no sign
of prices drifting below present figures. Javas,
and in fact all choice grades, are scarce. Teas
are firm. While tbere has been no advance in
tbe past three months, with present firmness of
markets higher prices cannot be far in the
Green Coffee Fancy Hlo, 2021c;
choice Kio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio.
l"K18c: old Government Java, 26Jc; Mara
catbo, 2122Kc; Mocha, 3031c; Santos. 1K
22c; Caracas coffee. 19K21c; peaberry, Rio,
20n21Xc; Laguayra, 20K21Kc
Roasted (in papers) standard brands,22Jc;
high grades, 2426J4c; old Government Java,
bulk, 310)32; Maracaiuo. 26327c: Santos, 2I
22c: peaberry, 25c; choice Rio, 21c; prime
Rio, 21c; good Rio. 21c; ordinary, 20c
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9c:
cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 70S80c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110" test,7Uc:
Ohio, 120, 8c; headlight, 150, 9c; water white.
lOiic; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine, UKc;
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 3536c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c
jm. u. aiOLASSES ancy, we; choice, 48; me
dium, 45; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4'c; bi-carb in Js,
6c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set 8c; paraffine, HK12c
Rice Head. Carolina, 77c; choice, 6
7c: prime. 66!.c; Louisiana, 6g6Kc
SRARCH Pearl. 2c; cornstarch, 57c:
gloss starch, 637c.
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 2 65: Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers.
2 50: Muscatels, 2 25; California Muscatels;
$2 35; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K7c; sultana. 7jc: currants, new, 4JJ5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 442ic: French prunes,
SKSISc; Salonica prunes, in 2-lb packages, 8c,
cocoanuts, per 100.$6 00: almonds. Lan., per lb;
29c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnutsnap.,
12K15e; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12
lbc: new dates. 5KS6c; Brazil nuts'. 10c;
pecans, ll15c; citron, per ft. 2122c: lemon
peel, per lb. 1314C; orange peel, 12c 1
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft. 8 c.;
apples, evaporated, t7c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 12K13Jc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, nnpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2124Mc; blackberries, 7H8c: huckle
Sugars Cubes, 7Jc; powdered, 7Kc: granu
lated,7c:confectioners' A, 6Jc; standard A,C?ic;
soft whites. 6J6Mc; yellow, choice. G6?c;
yellow, good, 6g6c: yellow, fair, 6-)c; yel
low, dark, 5c
PiCKLES-iledium, bbls (1,200), $475; me
diums, half bids (600). 32 85.
Salt-No, 1 bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, $ bbl, $1 05;
dairy, 9) bbl, 31 20; cqarse crystal, j bbl, SI 20;
Hicgin s Eureka, 4 bu sack, 32 80; Biggin's Eu
reka, 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $1 50
1 60; 2d ?, SI 301 35: extra peaches, SI 351 !0;
pie peaches. 90c; finest oorh. $1 OOfil 50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cl 00; lima
beans. 31 10; soaked do, 85c: string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, 31 11VSI 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, 31 401 50; Bahama do,
2 7o; damson plums, 95c; green gages, 1 25;
egg piums, sa w; caiuornia pears. 52 00; ao green
gages. $2 00; do egg plums, 32 00; extra white
cherries, 32 DO; red cherries, 2Jbs, 90c: raspber
ries. 1 154J1 40; strawberries 31 10; goose-
Dernes, si zuggi do: tomatoes, irciguoc; salmon,
1 ft, 31 752 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash,
2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2Ks, 1 251 50;
corn beef, 2-fi cans, SI 75: 14-B cans, 13 50;
baked beans, 1 401 45; lobster, 1 ft, 1 75
1 80: mackerel, I-ft cans, broiled, 31 50: sardines,
domestic. i$. 84 234 50; sardines, domestic,
Ks, 38 258 50; sardines, imported, Us, Sll 500
12 60; sardines. Imported, Jjj, 518 00; sardines,
mnstard, 31 00; sardines, spiced, 34 25.
Fisn Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel,
336 bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, 310;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, 332; extra No.
1 do, rdessed. S3G; No. 2 shore mackerel, 21.
Codfish Whole pollock, 4Kc $ ft; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large. 7c: boneless hake,
In strips, 6c: do George's cod in b!ock, 6K
7Jc Herring Round shore, 5 50 a bbl; split.
7: lake S3 25 100-ft half bbl. White fisb. 37
100-ft half but Lake tront, 35 50 9 half bbl.
Finnan hadders. 10c ?1 ft. Iceland halibut 13c
Buckwheat FLOUR-25;;2cper pound.
Oatmeal-56 306 CO bbl.
.Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6962c
$ gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Receipts as bulletined at the Grain Exchange,
36 cars. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis,
10 cars of corn, 1 of flour, 5 of oats, 8 of hay, 2 of
barley. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago,
2 cars of oats, 2 of hay, 2 of barley. By Balti
more and Ohio, 1 car of hay. Br Pittsbnrg and
Lake Erie, 1 car ot hay. 1 of wheat, 1 of rye.
Sales on call: One car sample middlings, 314 75,
track, B. t O.; I car extra 3 w. oats, 31c, ele
vator; 1 car w. v. bran, ?14 75, 10 days. Very
little spirit was manifested in bidding at tho
Exchange. The situation was in bnyers' favor,
and holders of oats and hay would have been
ready to concede, but too much concession was
demanded. For No. 2 red wheat 51 10 was
asked and 81 07 bid. A better demand for
flour is reported by jobbers. Fancy spring
patents are not likely to go lower this season.
WHEAT Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 31 08
Corn No. H yellow, ear, 3839c; high mixed
ear, 36Kffi37c; No. 1 yellow, shelled. 3940c
No. 2 yellow., shelled. 37ij38c; high mixed,
shelled, 3637c; mixed, shelled. 3536c:
Oats No.2 white, 2KS33c; extra No. 3, 31
31Kc:No.3white,3131&c;No.2 mixed, 29
RTE-Nc-l Western, 6061c: No, 2, 55S5Gc
Barley No. 1 Canada,9095c:No.2Canada,
8385c;No.3Canada,7880c; No. 2 Western,
757c;No. 3 Western, 65SS7DC Lake Shore, 75
Floue Jobbing prices, winter patents $0 50,
675; spring patents, 6 7ojf7 00; fancystraljrht,
winter and spring, so 505 7o; clear winter
So 00o 25. straight XXXX bakers', 35 005 25.
Rye flonr, S3 75.
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, 318 00
20 00 H ton; brown middlings, 311 50015 00;
winter wheat bran, 314 7515 25; chop feed.
315 002)18 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, 15 0OQ15 25;
No. 1 do. 314 25Q14 50; No. 2 do, 12 0013 00:
loose from wagon, 318 OC20 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. 39 75Q10 CO; No. 2, 8 008 50; packing
do, 36 507 00.
Straw Oats. 38 008 25; wheat and rye
Straw, 37 007 25.
Receipts of hogs at Chicago were 18,000 head,
with markets steady at yesterday's prices.
Sugar-cured hams, large, lOfc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c: sugar-cured hams, small,
lie; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, SJc: smear-cured bosfeless
shoulders, 9?c; sugar-cured California hams,
8fc:sngar.cured dried beef flats, 8c: sugar
cured dried beef sets,9c: sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
sides. 8Kc; bacon clear bellies. 8)c: dry salt
shoulders. 6c; dry salt clear sides, 7?c Mess
pork, heavy. 314 00; mess pork, familv, $14 50;
Lard Refined in tierces, 7c; half barrels, TJc;
60-ft tubs. 7c:20-ft pills, 7c: 50-ft tin cans,
Vic; 3-ft tin pails, TJfc; 5-ft tin palls, 7Jc;-10-ft
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long. 5c;
large, 5c Fresh pork link. 9c. Pigs feet, half
barrels, S3 75; quarter barrels, 81 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meaty Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts,
65Jc; 600 to 650 fts, 66Kc; 700 to 750 lbs, 6
7c Sheep, 7c 1 ft. Lambs, 8Jc 1 lb.
SCOTT FOUND GOILxT.
Judco Collier's Significant Saying The
Rccommendntlon to Mercy Shall bo Ob
served The iZnsniDir Divorce.
A verdict of "Guilty of unlawful cutting
and wounding," with a recommendation to
the mercy of the Court, was given in the
Bingaman-Scott case yesterday.
Very little additional testimony was taken
and the day was devoted to arguments' by
John Dalzell for Bingaman and by John Robb
for Scott The jury retiied at2 o'clock and a
crowd of anxious spectators stood about wait
ing to hear the verdict. The jury wanted some
information as to "unlawful cutting," and
Judge Collier told them if they were satisfied
Scott did tbe cutting, it was unlawful, other-
f wise they should acquit In ten minntes they
returned witn tne aDove veruict, ana juago
"Gentlemen, yonr recommendation is per
fectly in accord with my view of tbe case, and
it shall certainly be given the proper atten
tion"." Attorney 'William Reardon asked the court
to release Mr. Scott on his own recognizance
until Saturday. Tbe request was granted and
Mr. Scott will be sentenced on Saturday
R. H. Douglass, the commissioner in the di
vorce proceeding of the case; filed his report
yesterday." The gTOunds-upon which the sep
aration was asked is cruel treatment Little
new testimony is developed in the matter.
THEY WAST NEW TRIALS.
The Tooth Pulllnc nnd Breach of Promise
Cases Illav Go Higher.
The day was occupied in Common Pleas
Courts Nos. 1 and 2 yesterday in hearing the
arguments on motions for new trials. The
case of J. H. Johnston against Dr. J. O. Flow
er, the dentist for damages for alleged mal
practice in polling a tooth, and the breach of
Sromisesuit of Mrs. Mary Shubkagel against
oseph Dierstein.were heard.
The court took the papers and reserved the
To-Tn j's Trial List.
Common Pleas Nos. 1 aud 2 Argument list
Criminal Court Commonwealth vl Hugh
O'Donnell, John Hstiges, D. C. Tracey, Fred
Young. E. W. Jackson, Hyman Grudlnsky, J.
E. Gatcbell, Andrew Harcum (3), John Graff,
Andrew Quigley et al, Kelie Ancorine, Charles
Finger, John Kleppner (2). Charle&Prlce et al.
J. H. Gillespie. John Brady, Peter Young,
Bridget Welsh, Rose Sullivan, Sadie Llghtner,
Edward Stratton, Julius Schntt, Autou Kohler,
Gottfried Meyer, Frank Bracken. Lndwig
Hohlweg. Augnst Halley, Patrick Golden,
Andrew Flack, Elmer Everett (2), Fred Dennis,
Hannah Clocholke, Caroline Kauifman, John
Lines From Local Quarters.
"William Flaccus & Son yesterday entered
suit against J. G. Staudt it Son for $1,950 on
Mellon Bros, yesterday entered suit against
Daniel Hilty for 32,093 73, the balance alleged
to be due for lumber furnished. A similar
suit was brought against George Smith for
A writ of domestic attachment nas been
issued for W. C, Hagan, on the suits of Cook &
Graham. Thev allege that ho is indebted to
them for 3620 S3, and has kept in concealment
since February 15.
In the equity case of John B. Lott against
A. C. Hall and others, on a patent for making
carriage wheels, in which the bill bad been dis
missed at tbe cost of the plaintiff, Lott yester
day filed notice of appeal to the Supreme
Richard Laird and A. I. Scott the ap
praisers of the effects of J. H. Borland, the
wholesale shoe dealer and auctioneer, who
made an assignment a few days ago, filed their
report. They certified that the assets amounted
to 48,996 41
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A full and complete line of E. & W. and
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SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER.
Cleaning, Dyeing and Laundry Offices at
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to new. sel9-y43-MWF
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And all other varieties of Sausage of the finest
Juallty, at very moderate prices, received daily
rom their immense cooling rooms at Chicago.
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Express Steamer Service twice a week from
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Factories throughout Western
For prices see market quotations
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As old residents know and back hies of Pitts
burg papers prove, is tbe oldest established and
most prominent physician in the city, devoting
special attantion to all chronic diseases. From
CJJreopwm no fee until
K'CDnIIQ ana mental diseases, physical
ILnVUUO decay, nervous debility, lack
of energy, ambition aud hope, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, elf-distrust,bashfulness,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im
poverished blood, failinjr powers, organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, no
fitting the person for business,society and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN Ssrjff
blotches, falling hair, bono pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throai,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons tnorougniy erauicatea iromthe system.
IIDIAIARV kidney and bladder derange
U nil intl I i ments, weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discharges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment;
prompt relief and reul cures.
. Dr. whittier's life-long, extensive experienco
insures scientific and reliable treatment on
common-sense principles. Consultation free. ;
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as if
here. Office hours 9 a. k. to 8 p.m. Sunday,
10 A. . to 1 P.M. only. DR. WHITTIER, ttij
Penn avenue, Pittsburg, Pa, les-tf-Dsuw
OFFICES, 908 PENN AYS,
All forma of Delicate and Com
plicated Diseases reaulriner Call.
riTlKXTTJIT-Jinfl SfTrvTTPT- MoHl
cation are treated at this Dispensary with a suc
cess rarely attained. Dr. S. K. Lake is a member
oi me noyai college of Physicians and Surgeons,
and Is the oldest and most experienced SpeCi.
JST in tho city. Special attention given to Nea T
ens Debility from excessive r mtal exertion, in
discretions of youth, 4c, causing physical and
mental decay, lack of energy, despondency, etc ;
also Cancers, Ohl Sores, Fits, Piles, Rheumattsa
and all diseases of the Skin, Blood, Lungs, Urin
ary Organs, Ac Consultation free and strictly
eonJidcntial. Office hours 9 to 4 and 7 to 8 j.m.x
Sundays 2 to 4 p.m. only. Call at office or nmrrfi
K.LAKE..M.D..M.R .C.P.S or E.J.Lake.iLD."
A CURE GUARANTEED-HEALTH.EN'
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oranda Wafers. These wafers are the only reli
able safe remedy for the permanent cure of im
potency, no matter how long standing,seperm
torrhoea, overwork of the brain, sleepless,
harassing dreams, premature decay of vital
power, nervous debility, nerve and heart dis
ease, kidney and liver complaint, and wasting
of vital forces; 75c per box or six boxes for $1;
six boxes is the complete treatment, and with
everv purchase of six boxes at one time we will
give a written guarantee to refund the money
if the wafers do not benefit or affect a perma
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burg. Pa.. P. p. box ST aplO-kSS-JIWFSa
Gray's Specific Medicine.
TRADE MARK Tub Great TRADE MARK
lng core for
torrhea, i in po
tency, and all
follow as a se
quence of Self-1
Abnse: as loss
BEFORE TAKIHB.UnivmaiLa RFTtR TAKI8.
sltude. Pain in the Hack, Dimness of Vision, Pre
mature Old Age and many other dlseaes that lead
to Insanity or Consumption and a Premature
45f"FuU particulars in onr pamphlet, which ws
desire to send free by mail to every one. 45rThs
Specific Jledlclne is sold by all druggists at Jl per
package, or six packages for R or will be sent ires
by mall on the receipt of tbe money, by addressing
THEGRAr MEDICINE CO.. BuGalo, N. Y.
On account of counterfeits, we hare adopted the
Yellow Wrapper: the ouly gennlne.
Sold In Pittsburg by S. S. HOLLAND, corner
Smithfield and Liberty streets. malJ-k-13
EI3 C2033 5IA2OT BXIOT.
OrltluL tat. ulr tniiiit asi
rtliiitj pill for silo. SeT 7II. ,
Dlftmfind Srftnd. In red mc- 1
taluo bexc. mica witn Mae rib
bon. At lrurc''ti. Aceept
no other, all eilli is cute.
loanl tosn. p!ai i-rappm, va t dinger
oua counterfeit. Baal 4c. (tuopii tor
lardcolus aM "liellrtfarLadleOiw
IrttKr. br vatnra mail. 1A Ann !
Chichester Chemical CoiXadlsoa Sq.,PhiUPa,
manhood . etc. I wffl sena a raj
Bafferiss from t&s f-
lects ox t
"" ail b ror. e&rl v
jnanhood , ta I will sena a raiuable treatlM (ealexJ)
containing fnll partlcaUn (or nomo cure, tree ot
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DIT GOODS ni NOTIONS.