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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, JFEBRUART 27," 1889;
-EEATUEES OF TRADE.
Tiews of Jobbers as to the Situation
of the Hardware Business.
"MAEGIKS CLOSE, PROSPECT GOOD.
if- How Manufacturers HaTe Expanded Beyond
the Country's Wants.
.? BULL AND BEAE TUSSLE OS WHEAT
OFFICE OF PITTSBURG DISPATCH,!
Tuesday. February 26, 18S9. J
One of the leading hardware dealers of
the city gave his views of the sitnation and
outlook of his trade to-day, substantially as
follows: "The hardware trade has under
gonejgreat chances in recent years, and the
whole tendency has been toward lower
prices, and as a consequence closer margins
of profit. There are good and sufficient
reasons for this downward drift of prices which
has brought so many of our Roods down to
scarcely a living profit for manufacturers. In
nearly every line business has been overdone.
Tho prosperity of a few years ago led to expan
sion beyond the country's needs. Manufact
urers were not content to let well enough
alone. "When they were having nice profits
they wanted more, and very few of the manu
facturers of hardware but enlarged their
canacltv. so as to rather in more of the sinews
of war. The manufacturers of the country
have, for the past decade, been following too
closely the example of one we read about in an
old book which is not as familiar as if. ought to
be to business men, who said: "I will pull down
my barns and build greater, and there will I
bestow my fruits and my goods.
Too SInch Expansion.
"The barn builder of Jndea found himself,
suddenly left. So has it been with manufact
urers of hardware in recent years. The ca
pacity of our factories has grown too fast for
the wants even of this great and expanding
country. Prices have drifted down so that in
most lines margins are already wiped out for
the manufacturer. And it is not now as it
once was, that output may be curtailed or
factories stopped at the will of the owner.
With such immense establishments as e now
have it is better to keep the wheels moving
even at a small loss than to stop. The loss
would be greater to put out the ores, and the
only thing to do Is to keep pegging away in the
hope that the tide will tarn. 1 know of large
manufacturing establishments devoted to the
production of hardware, nails, for instance,
which are run at a loss, but it is better to the
owner to run them, for the loss would bo
greater if the factories were closed up. The
time has gone by when our manufacturers can
shut up at a, moment's notice, or when one
product proves unprofitable they may turn
their works into other channels."
As to the present situation and outlook of
the hardware trade, the the dealer quoted
above said: "It is too early in the season to give
any indications of what the spiing trade will
be. We never do much till tho winter is
broken. Trade has been quiet since the first
of the year, but not more so than usual. In
fact we have sold more goods than we did for
the corresponding period of last j ear, bnt mar
gins have been much closer. There is a hope
ful feeling. While hopes have not yet ma
terialized, because the'time has not come for
this, I feel confident that when the spring trade
opens up we will see a very active movement.
The country is growingand expanding at such
a rate that it will not take long to overcome
the present lull which has been caused by'over
production." Wheat and Flour.
It will be seen by reference to the domestic
market column that prices ot wheat at Chicago
in February have fluctuated 14 cents on the
bushel. Advices to-day are of a bearihs char
acter. A leading jobber gives his views of the
situation as follows: "The bulls and bears are
having their tussle and legitimate dealers are
ery cautious until the fight is over. The
hand-to-mouth policy is generally pursued by
consumers of wheat. They are naturally afraid
to go in deep in the present situation of mar
kets. But you may put it down as a fact that
good milling wheat is scarce and cannot settle
to a lower level.
There is scarcity of. the article all over the
Northwest. Prices of wheat are almost low
enough now in Xew" York to justify its ship
ment to Chicago. In the fall larje quantities
were rushed into New York in the expectation
of a heavy export demand, which failed to ma
terialize. This has made wheat scarce in the
West. If New York could only unload its
wheat stored last fall it would at once go up
10c a bushel.
It is well to remember.tbat the figures which
give the visible supply of wheat may leave a
wrong impression, as fully one-third of that
supply is frosted wheat and utterly unfit for
milling purposes. Last fall 1,000 cars of wheat
were in a short time shipped from Minneapolis
to .New York, which would not be received
into the elevators of the former citv. This
frosted wheat, which comprises probably one
third of that now held in Eastern eleators, is
no cood for milling purposes, and I know of
so Ube to which it can be put.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Market at tho East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch.
Tuesday, February 26, 1SS9. J
CATTLE Receipts, 200 head: shipments,
349 head: market firm at unchanged prices.
Ho cattle shipped to York to-day.
Hogs Receipts, 1,703 head: shipments, 1,000
head; market firm; medium Philadelphia?,
J5 1065 20: heavy hogs, S5 0065 10; pigs and
Yorkers, 5 205 80. Four cars of hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 3.800 head: shipments, 5,200
head; market firm at unchanged prices.
New York Beeves Receipts, 870 head,
all for city slaughterers direct and for exporta
tion dead, except one carload; and 11 carloads
of sale cattle were carried over yesterday; no
market for beeves to-dav: dull for dressed
beef at 56Kc for tides, with a little extra beef
Boldat6?ic: exports to-dav. 345 beeves and
2,240 quarters. To-day's Liverpool cable quotes
American refrigerator beet firm at TIJc per
pound. Sheep Receipts L100 head; firm and
higher, with fair to good sheep selling at 6c per
pound and prime lamps at TJJc; dressed mut
ton quiet at 78c per pound, dressed lambs
steady at PglOc Hogs Receipts. 2.500head;
quoted higher at S5 305 70 per 100 pounds,
with fair bogs selling at So 50.
Kansas Citt The Live Slock Indicator
reports: Cattle, receipts, 3,432 head: shipments,
1,173 head; dressed beef and shipping tteers
steady; good cows active and 5c higbenstockers
and feeding stock steady; good to choice corn
fed, $4 Wg4 20: common tomedlum. 2 8D3 SO;
Blockers and feeding steers, 1 603 60; cows,
1 502 75. Hogs Receipt, 8,155 head; ship
ments, 473 head; weak and 5c lower, closing 10c
lower; good to choice, $4 3o4 40; common to
medium, U 151 25. Sheep Receipts, 1,459
head; no shipments; steady for good and weak
and lower for oomraon;good to choice muttons,
4 254 50; common to medium, 2 03 75.
St. Louis Cattle Receints. 1.700 head; ship
ments, 100 bead; market firm; choice
heavy native steers, J3 75g4 SO; fair to good do,
S3 003 85; stackers and feeders, fair to good,
2 00e3 10; raneerStCorn-fed. J2 75S 40: grass
led, SI 9032 80. Hogs Receipt. 4,700 head;
shipments, none; market easier; choice
heavy and butchers' selections. $4 504 65;
packing, medium to prime. 4 404 65; light
pradps. ordinary to best, J4 504 70, Sheep
Receipts, 600 head; shipments, none; market
strong; fair to choice, S3 005 25.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. &.&X bead: ship
ments, 3.500 head; market slow i.nd steady;
beeves, 84 004 30: steers, 3 503 80; stackers
and feeders, $2 453 55; cons, bulls and mixed,
J1753 20. Hogs Receipts. 31,(100 head; ship
ments, 8.0UO head; market Flow and 10c lower,
closing 15c oft: mixed, SI 454 70; heaw. S4 40
4 67K; light S4 504 80; pigs 4 004 85.
bheep Receipts, 7,000 head; shipments, 3,000
head; market steadr; natives, 'S3 50iJ3.fi);
western, cornfed, 4 37&4 80; Texans, S3 50
4 25; lambs, H 75g6 55.
Cixcetkati Hogs in light demand and
weaken common and light, S4 004 80; pack
ing and butchers. 4 7504 85. Receipts, 3,300
head; shipments. 800 head.
Buffalo Cattle No f ref h receipts of sheep,
Iambs or hogs. Nothing doing.
Boston Wool Marker.
Bostos For all kinds of domestic wool the
market continues quiet. The scarcity of the
best grades of Western fleeces restricts busi
ness and these are worth full previous prices.
But other kinds are easv. Ohio and Pennsyl
vania X fleeces rule at 3331c; XX at 3536c;
XX and above at 3637c, and No. 1 at 37(3Sc.
Michigan X has been selling at 31g3IKc, with
E2c as the outside price. Combing and delaino
are quiet and steady. Territory wools are be
ing closed out at concessions. Texas and Cali
fornia are in small stock and steady. Pulled is
selling at some concessions. Australian wool
from England is arriving more freely, but
mostly on orders; prices firm. Other foreign
wools command full rates.
New YORK-Pig iron quiet Copper dull
uuicuuiwouim; uujiiesuc.eo 4V, a in tuvic f
cuvej cledea8y; etraita, S2i 45. j
a anil f ab Aswm. .-.-. f. r rt fTI -- . .
Wheat Unsettled, bnt; Closes Fractionally
Higher, With a Pressure to Soli
Corn Easy and Oats Steady
Hob Products Active
Chicago The volume of trading in wheat
o-day was fairly large and the feeling unset
tled, with a lower range of prices. Th e market
opened strong, Jlc higher under good buy
ing, with the shorts probably forced to some
extent. The favorable tenor of European mar
ket advices may have helped to strengthen the
feeling. The quantity of wheat on ocean pas
sage also showed a decrease. At the advance
it was noticed that the speculative offerings In
creased, and this checked further advance and
later developed a weak feeling.
Many operators have been under the Impres
sion that some of the large traders on the hull
side had been realizing for several days, but
were reluctant about selling themselves on ac
count of the uncertainty of the market, but to
day they took courage when it was found that
trades with some parties on the long side would
settle which heretofore would not. Prices,
under the pressure to sell, declined 2Jc below
outside figures paid early in the day. From in
side prices the market again rallied 2c, fluctu
ated for some while within a Jc range and
closed about Ho higher than yesterday.
There was only moderate business reported
in com. Transactions were largely local, and
fluctuations limited to a jc range. The feel
ing on tho whole was a trifle easier, though
values did not show much change from yester
day. Au Increased business was transacted in oata
at a lower range of prices. There was a de
cided disposition on tho part of operators to
sell, several heavy traders taking an active
part on that side. Buyers wero indifferent
about supporting the market until prices for
May had declined Kc, when they began bid
ding freely and stopped a 'further break.
Around inside figures trading was heavy, the
shorts being free buyers. A rally of J4C fol
lowed the depression, and the market closed
steady at a decline of c from Monday's sales.
Quite an active business was transacted in
hog products, and the feeling was unsettled.
The liberal receipts of bogs and lower prices
caused a weaker feeling, and the offerings on
sneculative account were quite free. Priees
declined moderately, but the good demand
from the short interest and from outside par
ties checked the downward tendency. Trading
during the latter part of the session was only
moderate and prices fluctuated slightly within
a small range, gradually advancing to outside
figures and closing firm.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat-No. 2 March, Si 05K; May. SI 08
1 Wytl 06X1 0S; July, "dlmMS$i
corn .no. z. March. 3c; April, 3o
35c; May, 35635KS5K35j4c
OATS No. 2. March.
eznic; June. 26Kf2263ic
Mess Pork, per bbl. March; 11 05H 15
11 05U 15; May, Sll 15U 3211 1511 3;
June, ill 2oll 40U 2o11 40.
Lars, per 100 Bis. March, S6 856 9
May. $8 8o6 90g6 82K6 90; June, S6 90$
6 92$66 87J4692
biioRT Ribs, per 100 ft. March. 6 15
6 20&6 156 20: May. J6 006 07U6 006 07ft
June, $6 07K6 12jti OoffiS 12.
Cash quotations were as iollows: Flour
firm and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat
SI 04K1 OiJiX No. 3 spring wheat, 83K90c;
No. 2 red, $1 WMgl 04. No. 2 corn. 34ki4Jic;
No.2oats,25c: No. 2 rye. 4343?Ic; No. 2
barley, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, Jl 52. Prime
timothy seed. Jl 42. Mess pork, per barrel,
Sll 1011 15. Lard, per 100 lbs. 6 77K6 80.
Short ribs sides (loose). So 906 00; dry salted
shoulders (boxed), 5 255 37; short clear
sides (boxed), S6 12K66 25. Sugars, cut loaf,
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 9,000 barrels;
wheat, 37,000 bushels; corn, 169,000 bushels;
oats. 150,000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels: barley,
47,0W bushels. Shipments Flour. 9,000, bar
rels: wheat 27.000 bushels; com. 129,000 bush
els: oats, 53,000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels;
barley, 42,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady and unchanged. Eggs
steady at 1313c.
New York Flour less active. Wheat
Spot dull and steady; options fairly active and
higher, closing Jgc over yesterday. Barley
quiet: ungraded Canada, 758ic Corn Spot
firm and fairly active; options moderately
active and unchanged. Oats Spot firmer and
moderately active; options Jc lower and firm.
Hav quiet and steady. Hops quiet and steady.
Coffee Options opened barely steady at 1C15
points down; closed firm at 510 points un;
sales, 39.2G0 bags, including February, 16.10
16.20c; March, 16.1016.30; April, iai016.25c;
May. 16.15gl6.30c; June, 16.2516.35c; Jnlv,
I6.35fil6.40c; August 16.45c; September, 16.50
16.60c; October. 16.5016.55c; November, 16.55c;
December, 16.5516.75c; January. 16J516.G0c;
spot Rio strong at 18c Sugar Raw strong;
fair refining, 413-164Jc: refined steady
and in moderate demand. Molasses
Foreign firm: New Orleans dulL
Rice quiet Cottonseed oil strong. Tallow
steady; city at iiic Rosin steady: strained,
common, SI 07J1 10; good, 1 12. Turpentine
higher and steady aWic. Eggs less active
and easier; Western, 1515c; receipts, 4 5SS
packages. Cutmcats quiet: pickled shoulders,
5cj do hams, 9JJ10c: do bellies. 12 lbs,
(c. Middles "quiet; short clear S6 40. Lard
dull and about steady; sales western steam,
S7 2007 22, closing at 7 20; citv, 6 80; March.
7 1S7 20, closing at S7 20: April, S7 20; May,
S7 187 2L closing at S7 22; June, 7 217 24;
July, 7 24; August, 7 26r September. S7 29,
closing at S7 3L Batter easy for demand : west
ern dairy. 1320c: do crcauierv, J6S2Sc;
Elgin. 3030c Cheese quiet and easy; west
St. Louis Wheat opened higher, but after
selling Uc up for May it tumbled lc Later it
reacted, andMay closed Jic higher than vester
dayand Jnlv 1 l-16c: No. 2 red cash, 96K97Kc:
May. !l7?i97Jc closing at 93KS9Sc asked;
June, 95ie: July, 85KS5c closing at 85
EoJjC Corn strong and higher, with the de
mand in excess of supply; No. 2 cash, 275SQ
27c; March. 2S&c; May, 20JJ20c;
August. 33c Oats lower: No. 2 cash. 21c: Mav.
2727c, closing at 27c. Rye dull at 44c Bar
ley very slow; small sample lots of Wisconsin
brought 67c Flaxseed quiet at 1150. Pro
vfcions steady with a good job and order trade.
Cincinnati Flour in moderate demand.
Wheat dull and nominal; No. 2 red, 9697c: re
ceipts, 5,000 bushels; shipments, 1,500 bushels.
Corn dull; No. 2 mixed, 32c Oats dull and
lower; No. 2 mixed, 26c Rje dull and weaker;
No. 2, 5253c Pork quiet at $11 50. Lard
strong and higher at 6 75. Bulkmeats and
bacon quiet and steady. Butter easier. Sugar
steady hut quiet. Eggs steady. Cheese Arm.
Milwaukee Flonr steady. Wheat firm;
cash, 95Xc; May, 97c; July, 94c Corn firm;
No. 3, 30c Oatsdullj No. 2 white, 2727jc
Rye nominal; No. L 4oc Barley quiet;No. 2,
59c Pork, Sll-OTKc Lara, $6 7 Cheese
firm; Cheddars, 10"Uc
Philadelphia Flour Demand lteht hut
prices fairly held. Wheat dull and loner. Corn
dull and lower. Oats quiet and steady.
Baltimore Provisions quiet; mess pork,
S13 75. Butter firm and in good demand. Eggs
TOLEDfj Cloversced steady and firm: cash,
S4 70; March, S4 65; April, S4 70. Receipts, 449
Metallic Mncneslum Chenp in Gcrmnnj.
A Berlin correspondent of an English paper
says that a German company has recently
erected works where pure metallic magnesium
can now be produced at the comparatively low
price of 25 francs per kilo in the raw state, and
at 50 to 65 francs per kilo for wire bars or pow
der. According to experiments made by Mr.
Martens, a German engineer, this metal can
support a traction strain of 33.2 kilo per square
millimeter, and, when in acompactmass, it can
be heated to a high temperature without its
igniting. Magnesium can be wrought in vari
ous ways v hen heated, but the surface becomes
NEW York. February 26. The jobbingtrade
in drygoodi was fairly active to-day, the de
mand covering all descriptions of goods for
spring trade, with wash fabrics leading. A
drive was made on 7c dress ginghams at 5Jc
net Agents report an improving demand for
both staple and fancy cottons, and; prices are
firm all along the line." Prints are inactive but
firm, because of limited supply and produc
tion. Ten Dollar Salt Sale.
To-day and to-morrow ends up our $10
suit sale. Someofourfinestmen'ssuitsin cut
aways and sacks, made from the finest whip
cord and diagonal, imported cheviots and
cassimercs go for 510;" lined with silk-finished
serge, cut in thelatest style and really
magi Scent garments. Twenty-five dollars
would not be too much to ask for them, but
10 takes choice to-day. Special About
500 men's Derby hats in all the leading styles
at 5125. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Dia
mond sts., opp. the new Court House.
New French Printed Flannels.
Extra wide and finest quality. Stripes
and cashmere colorings.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she gave them Castorla.
A BOOI TOR BRICK
Pittsburg to Become the Head Center
for This GreTM Industry.
A BIG DEAL IN LOCAL REAL ESTATE
Petroleum and Electric the Features of the
STATUS OP THE BARBED WIRE PATENTS
Pittsburg is to be the great brick-making
center of the country, in the opinion of sev
eral gentlemen connected with that busi
ness. One ot them said yesterday: "Brick
is rapidly coming to the front as the princi
pal building material. Lumber will soon
be too scarce and dear to be used exten
sively for that purpose. "With the aid of
natural gas brick can be made here better,
cheaper and quicker than at any other place
in the Union. "We have inexhaustible stores
of the best quality of. clay for the purpose,
and all the experience and skill needful to
turn but a superior article. Since we, com
menced to use natural gas in our kilns our
business has grown very rapidly. Wo supply
markets now that were unknown to us before.
We expect to make as great a reputation for
Pittsburg brick as has been made forPlttscurg
iron and glass."
The biggest real estate deal for sometime was
consummated yesterday by W. A. Herron &
Sons, consisting of a block of ground on Forbes
street. Twenty-second ward, containing 17
acres, the price being $25,000. The purchaser
will use it for residence purposes. This proper
ty was sold just three years ago for 512,500. The
purchaser rued his bargain and asked the own
er to relieve him, which he did, as he was sat
isfied the ground was worth more than he had
asked for it. Bv holding onto it nntilnowhe
has just doubled his money. This is another
straw showing that values of real estate are
steadily moving upward.
Concerning the reported discovery in St.
Louis that the control of the barbed-wire pat
ents is not vested in any American firm or cor
poration, because the device' of barbed wire
was patented in France, to Louis Janin, on
April 19. 1865, Messrs. Washburn and Moen say
in a private letter: "Assuming the facts to be
as stated, it is not necessary for us to consider
what bearing this might have upon the Kelly
patent, because'that patent is now expired.
Our only Interest is in the bearing it has upon
the Glidden patent No. 157,121, and we do not
think it would affect that in any way. Glidden
docs not claim to have invented spurs or
prongs; indeed, he distinctly disclaims that in
his patent No. 150,633. What he does claim in
No. 157,121 is a 'twisted fence wire with a spur
wire bent at Its middle portion about it and
clamped in position by the other wire strand,'
and the French patent in question is no an
ticipation of the Glidden invention."
Read Samuel W. Black & Co.'s list of 'To
Lets" in this issue of The Dispatch. It con
tains valuable information for renters.
Stocks Dnll and Almost Featureless for
Want of Orders.
Stocks yesterday, with one or two exceptions,
were weak and inactive, Westinghouse Elec
tric alone showing an advance. Gas was
lower, with the exception of Philadelphia,
which was about steady. Switch and Signal
got deeper into the Slough of Despond, and
the same may be said of Tractions. "There is
no real change in the situation," remarked a
broker. "The depression is caused by a lack of
orders. I look for the market to brace up in a
few days." Bids and offers were:
stocks. Bid. Asked. Hid. Asked.
Allegheny Nat. Bank. 62
Citizens' 'at. li.mk... a
Freehold Bank V SI .... 52 ....
KidTltleA-Trust Co... 110
Keystone Hank -S3
l'ltts.K. B'k Com 210 210)5 ....
Tradesmen's ' 'IBank 220
PitUhurg Gas Co.. 111. 60tf 6:f
Drldgewater Gas: 20 .... 21W ....
l'blladelnhla Co S7'4 375$ 37K ZH4
Wheeling Gas Co J$ 29
Citizens' Traction 71 74 69 72
Pittsbure Traction 49 4SX iSV
Ashtabula Al'ltts. R.K 21 ....
P., C. & St. L. K.R MV 15
P.,C..tSt.L. K.K.l6tp SI) CO
P. & V. K. K. Co SJi 8
J.a 'orla M. Co 1J,' 18 IV J
SilvertonM. CO 1 l
Wcit'liouse Elec 42 43 42)4 43
Cent.Dist.F.&Tel. Co 225 .... ....
Union Switch &slrnal. 18 I9i 18 1SV
Westlng'.eAlrB. Co.. 120 121 120 121
The morning sales were 42 shares Electric
atCK, 10 Central Traction at 24, and 10 Phil-
adelphla Gas at 37.
Afternoon sales: 100 shares Patihandle at 1.1
39K Electric at 4 50 at 42, and 511,000 Pan
handle coupons at 119.
The total sales of stock at New York yester
day were 106,650 shares. Including: Atchison,
26,415; Erie, aSOO; Missouri Pacific, 8,666;North
western, 3,520; Northern Pacific preferred,
4.557; Oregon Transcontinental, 6,100; Heading.
20,840; St Paul, 13,520; Union Pacific, 9,335.
LIGHT IS BREAKING.
Causes of Dullness In the Money Market
Signs of Improvement.
There was no special stir in the local money
market jestcrday. There was the usual
amount of checking and depositing to meet the
actual requirements of business. Very little
paper was offered for discount. "While busi
ness at the banks is very dull," remarked a
Fourth avenue cashier, "it is no worse than
usual at this season of the year, and no worse
than we expected. Several causes combine to
bring about this condition. The inauguration
diverts the attention of thousands of people
from business. Railroad building isata stand
still. The iron market is fiat. The frequent
failure o the natural gas supply is a great
drawback to many local industries. One mill
on the Southside ran only two turns last week,
notwithstanding it had urgent orders to fill.
Tho prospect, however, is brightening up, and
we anticipate a radical improvement within
the next two or three weeks." The exchanges
were S1,778,2S9 61, and the balances $321,578 99.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at IK to 2 Per cent; closed offered at 2.
Prime mercantile paper, 46. Sterling ex
change dull, but steady and unchanged.
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. 4Hu reg OTJSiainsx
U. S.4S4S. coups 109 iai09W
U. S. 4s, re? VSH&tS
V. S.4S.M07. coups 123&S129
Currency, 6perccnt. I835rcg 120'
Currency, 6 per cent. 3896 reg. va
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 rcg A.125
Currency, Spercent, 1693 reg. 123
Currency, 6percent, 1839 rex 131
Sales of 1,000 rcg. 4s at 128, and 10,000 coup.
New YOEK-Clearings, $139,052,601;- balances,
Boston Clearings S14,9S0,SSI; balances. $1,
699,318. Money IK2 Per cent
Pnn.ADEi.rniA Clearings, S1C,9S6,723; bal.
BALTIMOBE-Clearings, 51,928,681; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
IT HAS STATING QUALITIES.
Oil Takes Another Step Townrd the Dollar
Line The Oallook.
Oil made another jump toward the dollar
line yesterday. The market opened at 92Jc,
hovered around that price for some time and
hroketo91!c It then recovered to 02c. 'and
gradually sold up to 93Jc which was the high-'
est point touched. ms was louowed by a pe
riod of depression, during which it sold off to
92Kc. followed near the close by a quick recov
ery to 93Kc, with good trading. This was suc
ceeded, In turn, by a slump to 92)c, which were
the final figures. The principal trading was
at New York and Oil City. Here it was of the
usual professional character. Carrying was
down flat to 10 cents premium. An operator
said in regard to the outlook: "Oil seems to
have crossed the 92c line for good, and the
probability is it will continue to seek a higher
level until spring then look out for breakers."
a. u. Mcurew quotes: ruts, wc; calls, B3
The rouowinc taoie. eorrectea dt lie 'Witt nil.
worth, broker In petroleum, etc. corner Jflith
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuation!, etc :
Hid. I Aik.
1.-00 F. U..i
1:15 P. II...
1:30 r. u...
1:45 p. II...
1:15 p. x...
2:80 p. M...
2:45 F. X...
Opened. 92?tc; highest SDfc: loweit 91Vc:
closed. r.H u BMrelt
Average runs .?!?
Dally shipments - Ijf-"
Average shipments 7?:is
Dallv charters..!.. - 50.198
Average ctuuiersr: ....- 35
Mew York closed at K'Ae.
OU City closea at 923c
bradrora closea ai 92 !;-
Mew York, refined. 1.203,
London, refined. J-
Antwerp, refined, 17C
Other Oil Markets.
Titusvuxe, February 28. Opened, 92Kc;
highest 93c: lowest 91Jic; closed, 92c
On. Crnr. February 28. Opened, 92cr high
est 93c; lowest 91Jc; closed. 92Jc
Bradford. February 26. Opened, 92Jc;
highest, 83Kc: lowest, 91c: closed. 92c
New' York. February 28. Petroleum opened
strong at y2Jc, but sagged off to 91$c on real
izing sales in the first hour. It then advanced
to 93Kc, bnt yielded again and closed weak at
92c Sales, 2,085.000 barrels.
AS BRISK AS ETEE.
The Real Estnte Market Leads All Others
In Polnt.of Activity.
There was a good demand at the real estate
agencies yesterday for nearly all descriptions
of property. There was more inquiry for busi
ness houses than for somo time past One
agent sold five lots In an East End suburb, but
the figures could not be obtained. The de
mands of renters are being gradually supplied.
Many of them have taken larger houses than
they wanted, because there were not enough
small ones to go around.
Black t Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Charles V. Jcnizen, for the People's Savings
Bank, a lot on Vine street Twentv-seventh
ward, Southside, being 20 feet wide and ex
tending through to Glencoe street, for S250.
They also placed a mortgage ot $600 on prop
erty on Madison avenue, Allegheny City, for
two.years at 6 per cent
Reed B. Coyle fc Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for the Freehold Bank to John B. Barbour two
lots at Homewood station, Pennsylvania rail
road, size 25x135, for a price approximating
Alles Bailey, 164 Fourth avenne, sold for
Solomon Friehurg No. 17 Forbes street, brick
dwelling of seven rooms, ball and all improve
ments, lot 21x50, to S. Gross for S4,200 cash.
Battensperger & V'illiams,lo4 Fourth avenue,
sold a small frame dwelling on Irwin avenue,
near Gallagher street Second ward, Allegheny,
to John Steigerwald, for David Gow.
Mellon Bros, sold to J. Cadman lot No. 3, and
to A. Moorcroft lot No. 2, in Mellon's plan of
Copeland place. Braddock, for $450 each. Two
residences will be built on these lots at once.
A BETTER TONE.
Stock Develop More Strength, Showing
Fractional Gains nt the Wind-up A
Raid on the Coalers That
Amounted to Nothing.
New York. February 26. The stock market
to-day showed about the same amount of busi
ness done as on yesterday, but there was a
much better tone to the dealings and final
prices generally are fractionally higher than
those of last evening. There was the same dull
ness and apathy in the general list but some of
the specialties developed marked strength,
while the attacks of the bears found some
shares unprotected and forced quotations off
materially in a few stocks. The selling wasless
pronounced than yesterday and the buying was
of a more solid character with less covering of
shorts, while the active stocks were in demand
in the loan department
There was an attack upon the Coalers in the
forenoon, bnt outside of Reading there was no
vim to the movement and in that stock the im
pression made was very slight Attention was
afterward tnmed to the Sonthwesterns, and
Atchison yielded readily, followed by Missouri
Pacific though the latter had more support
and held up remarkably well. Cotton oil was
also a weak spot, especially in the first hour,
after which it settled down, and after a recov
ery became anite dull with the stocks of the
regular list The strong spots were Chieago
gas and late in the day the Oregon stocks. Im
provement after a drop. of 4 per cent in the
forenoon, recovering all of the loss with 3 per
cent additional, but losing 1 per cent at the
close. Navigation" moved within a narrower
range, but showed a material advance at the
close. Manhattan became strong in the after
noon, but failed to bold all of its advance. )
The opening prices failed to follow the lead
of London, which came lower and showed ad
vances ot from to X per cent, and although
the market developed a reactionary tendency
in the early dealings, Cotton Oil leading, there
was a full recovery and before noon a decidedly
strong tone had been developed. Oregon Im
provement made its drop, but bad no effect on
the general list and rapidly recovered, and Mis
souri Pacific became strong feature in the
forenoon. Extreme dullness marked the deal
ings after that time, and Atchison declined
over a point while Chicago gas became very
6trong, and with the Oregon stocks was the
strong feature of the afternoon's trading. Mis
souri Pacific yielded toward delivery hour, bnt
the tone of the others continued firm within
narrow limits and the market closed dull and
firm generally at fractional gains. Almost the
entire active list is higher.
'Railroad bonds were a shade more animated
ttf-day, but failed to develop any marked fea
ture, and while the general tone of the dealings
nas firm the final quotations are quite irregu
lar compared with those of last evening.
Among the Isues which are higher, Erie
lunded 5s 2 to 94Jf, Syracuse. Bingbampton
and New York, lsts lost 2 to 137. The total
sales for the day were $1,347,500.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected oallj for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low
Am. Cotton Oil. ..
Atch.. Top. & S. F
('Anuria Southern. . .
Central of New Jersey. 96
Chesapeake & Ohio ... 15
C, Eur. & Qulncy.-....iiB
j,. 4111, Of OV. XM...
C Mii.&st.p.. pr...
(X, St. I. A Pitts
c, st. l. Jt Pitts pr.
('.St. 1.. 5L AO
c: St. F..M. AC. Pf. 91
C. .Northwestern. . ..1063
C.& .Northwestern, pf.140
C. C. C.&I 733
Col. Coal & Iron S4
Col. & Hocking Val
Del., L1W 1413
Del. & Undson 135M
Denver &KloC, pf... 42M
E.T., Va. AGa
E. T., Va. A Ga. 2d pf. ....
Lake Erie & Western
Lake Erie West. pr,. Sii
Lake Snore &M.S 104 ii
Louisville Nashville. 80
ilo.. It. ATexas 133
Missouri Facltle 713
Jiew York CentraL....109
S. "r.. L. E. AW 29S
N. If ., L. E. & W.pref C724
N. C. A St L
N. r., C A St L. pf.
,N.V C. ASt.L.2dpf ....
N. YAJJ. E 47
i. Y., O. A W: 173
orrolk A Western
Norfolk A Western, pf 52
Northern Pacific...... 265f
Northern Pacific pref. 623
Ohio Mississippi 23g
Oregon Improvement. S4
Oregon Transcon 33)
Pacific Mall 37
Peo. Dec. A Evans 253?
Phlladel. A Kcadlne.. 47
Pullman falace Car...l99
Richmond A W. P. T.. ic
Richmond & W.P.T.pr 79;
Kt. l'anl A Unluth
St. Paul A Dalnth pf..
fct. P., Minn. Allan..,
St. L. A San Fran
St L. A San Fran pf.
63M 63K R.W
Ot. U. Ci 3111 x .! yi.. .... . ....
Union faclflc 65 &H Wi
Wabash preferred 27X 27! 27X
western union eaj con
Wheeling A L. K. 65 65
Closing cootstlons of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenne. Members New York Stock Ex
Pennsylvania Railroad KH - 55K
Reading KaUroad 23 11-16 33U
Hnfialo, Pittsburg and Western 13
Lehigh Valley , 54K SIX
Lehigh Navigation 52 ..
Allegheny Valley bonds mv
Northern Pacific 263 27
Northern Pacific preferred... 623 H2H
BOSTON ST0CKB. , r
A Flnctnntlne Market, With a Decidedly
Boston-. February 21 The stock market
opened' dull and' steady, loon weakening
lime. Bid. Ait. I
Opened H 8a' w
I0:UA. U.... HIV SIX
10:3OA. M.... S2K 9SA
10:45a. X.... 92)ir 8:3
11:00a. X.... 02H 92S'
11:15A. II.... 92 KH
11:30A. is.... 93 A3'
11:A, M.... 92 92
12:00 M 92S 92K
12:15 F. M.... S2H 92V
12:30 P. J!.... 92V 923
throughoutthe list with limited exceptions. It
Improved for a while about 11 o'clock, and by
noon was weak again, so that the result of the
trading has been a decline for the more active
securities, with a weak tone. Closing prices
A ten. &Top..lst7s. 119K
A. AT. LandCJr'tTs.llO
Ateh. &Xop. K. B... 51 H
Boston & Albany.. .213
Boston & Maine 109
:. u. au. loiy
Ctnn. Han. ft Cleve. 25
Eastern R. K SOK
fastera B. It es 125H
lrilnta Pen M 29
Flint A Fere 41. pro. SK
Mexican Cea. com.. 133?
M. C 1st More bds. 69
J). V. AAewEaar... 47U
N. -X.&NtwEns 7S.127
Ogd.L. Cham, com. 6
Old Colony. 1693
Kntland common.... -4
Kutland prererred.. !7
Pewablc (new) j
eU Telephone 224
Boiton Land 76
Waier .Power 7X
San Diego 21
Niw York, Fehrnarv 26. Minlngstocks
closed: Amador, 150: Caledonia. B. H., 275;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 825;
Deadwood T., 150: Eureka, 150; El Cristo, 165:
Gould & Curry. 290; Hale & Norcross. 390;
Homestake, 1275; Mexican, 385: Mutual, 145;
Ophir, 600; Plymouth, 975: Savage, 320; Stand
ard, 135; Silver Cord, 100: Small Hopes, 100;
Sullivan, 145; Union Consolidated, S85; Yellow
ALL PilO BONO PUBLICO.
Newsdealers, Caterers and Barber Want
Court House Privileges The Commis
sioners Refuse Them.
A considerable source of bother tc the
County Commissioners for some time past
has been the number of applications from
enterprising citizens for permission to start
barber shops, restaurants, etc., iu the New
Court House. The trouble first commenced
with requests for the privilege of selling news
papers, blacking boots, etc., in the building,
mostly coming from boys. .
A man was finally allowed to establish him
self as bootblack, in the cellar; but this did
not stop the msb. One man wanted to start a
restaurant in one of the rooms, and made a
persuasive argument, holding that it would be
a great boon to the judges, lawyers, clerks,
jurymen, etc., who conld save time at noon
by having but a few steps to go to get their
The request was refused, the Commissioners
stating that they were not entenng into com
petition with property-holders on the streets in
. The latest applicant is a barber, who has
asked to be allowed to start a barber shop on
the second floor In a spare courtroom, and who
promises to make it the finest shop in the
To-Day's Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No. 1 Trussel & Co. vs. Re
public Iron Works; Sheehan vs Welty et al;
Huntsman & Co. vs Wilson; Kopper vs. Oli
ver & Roberts Wire Company; Lcnbbe &Bro.
vs. Grosser et al (2);Linlard, Barr & Co. vs
Grasser et al; Holmes fc Son vs Brfggs & Brum;
First National Bank of Braddock vs Mun
hall et al; Dickey, Jr. vs. Numdorfi & Co.;
Grant vs Norton et ux: Phillips vs Shntt;
Rudenbach vsGraetz etuxtJungvsRom'son.
Common Pleas No. 2 Zimmerman vs Nut
tall et al; Creighton vs Chartiers Valley Gas
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs Fred
Young, E. W. Jackson, John Schrodel, John
Graf t, Andrew Quigley. etal, Charles Finger,
Peter Young, Bridget Welsh, Sadie Lightner,
Julius Schott. Jr.. J. Durnln, Anton Kohler,
James L. Waddle. George Shortman. Fritz
WInkelfoos (2), Gottlried Meyer, Andrew
Flack, Ellen McGrail, August Holley, Patrick
Golden, Frederick Dennis, Hannah Clockholke,
Caroline Kauffman, Mark Wishart, Christ
Rentz, Eph Ballitte, Isaac N. Cochrane, John
Stoughton, Michael Trunzler etal, John Block,
W. H. Freeborn, Ella Findley.
Lines from Legal Quarters.
The jury is out in the case of Nicholas Koe
nig against the Chartiers Valley Gas Company
anna M. Hern, executrix of J. K. Hern,
yesterday received a verdict for 5826 10 against
Catharine C. Hern in a suit on a mortgage.
A verdict for the defendant was rendered
in the suit of the Allegheny Valley Railroad
Company against C. C.Dickey to determine the
title to a lot of ground in Lawreneeville.
Engineer Thomas Gates yesterday en
tered suit against the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
way Company to recover $10,000 damages for
injuries received in a wreck that occurred on
November 25, 1837, near Wallace station.
In the Criminal Court yesterday John Klep
ner, who was tried f oj selling .iquor on Sunday
and selling to persons of known intemperate
habits, was acquitted on the first charge and
found guilty of selling to intemperate persons.
The suit of Robert Gardner against R. G.
Ferguson for damages for slander is on trial
before Judge Slagle. The case is the first of
its kind to be tried in Allegheny county, and
is exciting a cood deal of interest as it brings
out the question of the legality of sending
"bad debt" letters in labeled envelopes to
debtors by collecting agencies.
A suit growing out of a fight between two
crowds of boys in Allegheny is on trial
in the Criminal Conrt One of the boys,
Joseph R. Johnston, was shot in the
breast and badly "hurt during the fight and
Andrew Quigley, John McMasters, Leonard
Keller and Milton Katz are being tried for
felonious assault and battery as a result
Walter Markhau yesterday entered suit
against the Pennsylvania Company for $10,000
damages. He claims that he was injured by
being jolted from a handcar near Kenwood
station. The accident he asserts, was cansed
oy tne carelessness 01 tsen iaray, a section
foreman, who was under the Influence of
'liquor, and who applied the brake on the car
J. S. Ferguson, Esq., yesterday applied for
writs of certiorari in the cases of Philip Rup
pert, R.a R. Brown and James Brady, who were
convicted before Alderman Carlisle of selling
oleomargarine. The certiorari will bring into
court the alderman's recoids in the cases when
the matter comes to be passed upon by the
Judges. The writs are granted on allegations
of errors In the proceedings before the alder
man. A. H. Rowand, Esq., representing the citi
zens of the First ward, Verona, and George P.
Graver, representing the citizens of the Second
ward of the same borough, engaged in an ar
gument before Judgo Collier yesterday after
noon as to the right of taxation on a certain
2,485 32. It seems that some two years ago
$20,000 was appropriated for street improve
ments and $2,48o 32 more was expended in the
Second than in the First ward; therefore, the
First ward citizens are protesting against being
taxed for that amount.
The case of Dr. V. L. Penney against 8. P
Anderson, E.B.Todd. G.P.Perkins and William
Murdoch for 530,000 damages for false arrest and
imprisonment in the Murdoch bunko case, was
taken up before Judge Stowe in Common Pleas
Court No. 2 yesterday afternoon. The prose
cution is represented by William M. Price and
the defense by John S. Robb and H. L Ewing.
The first witness called was Alderman M. F.
Cassidy, who, in answer to questions, stated
that thero was an information made before him
by William Mnrdoch against Dr. Penney, and
afterward another information was made bvE.
B. Todd. This last information he filed himself
in the offico of the Clerk of Courts. Mr. Price
here stated to the-Court that the books of the
Clerk of Courts had been examined, but that
the information against Dr. Penney could not
be found, and had in some manner mysterious
ly disappeared, as stated in The Dispatch
yesterday. Tho court at this point adjourned
until this morning.
A Mysterious Letter Lends to the Capture
of a Dnngerons Gnng.
tSrECIAL TELIQHA1I TO THE D1SPATCH.1
Indianapolis, February 26. The dis
covery of a suspicious letter secreted among
some household goods sold to a second-hand
furniture store led to the detection and cap
ture to-day ol three counterfeiters, one of
whom is a woman. According to her story
her name is Ida AI. Forna, and her parents
reside in Syracuse, N. Y Four years ago
she became acquainted with Samuel J.
Stewart, a railroad clerk of Albany. They
came "Westjund were influenced' by "William
Bachelor, ot Cincinnati, to engage in the
They have been operating in a house in
the suburbs of Indianapolis and have man
ufactured a large quantity of spurious coin,
much of which has been good enough to
pass without detection. The two men were
arrested by federal officers at Shelbyville
Rich novelties in Armureand surah silks.
Plaids and stripes plain to match at $1 and
51 25 a yard. Huous & Hacke.
Fine watches a specialty; low prices a
certainty, at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth aye.
Eggs Stiffening,' Creamery Butter
Slow, Cheese Steady.
PRODUCE TEADE FAILS TO EEY1VE.
Grain and Hay Receipts Too liberal for
Wants of Trade.
SITUATION IN FAT0R OF BDIEES
Office of the Pittsbubg Dispatch, (
Tuesday, February 26, 18S9. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
The zero weather of the past few days has
stiffened up the price of eggs. We now quote
nearby eggs at 16c The cold storage and South
ern article is a cent or two below this figure.
Creamery butter gives signs of weakening
tendencies, and will have all it can do to hold
Us own through the week. Cheese isunchanged
and may be called steady, though the failure of
the usnal ante-Lenten boom has disappointed
dealers. This season has disappointed all cal
culations in produce lines by reason of the
overdose of stuff. The trouble has been that
nature was too generous in the year 1888, and
markets have been supplied to an extent far
beyond the needs of the people. Time only
will bring the remedy.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, S33ic; Ohio do,
2d28c: fresh dairy packed, 2C23c; country
rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beaks Choice medium, 2 002 10: choice
peas. S2 052 ia
Beeswax 2325c $) lit for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand renned, tS 507 60: common,
S3 5034 00; crab cider, 3 000850 V barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c 33 gallon.
Chekse Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c:
New York, fall make. 12K13c: Limburcer,
UK12Kc: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Kc
Dried Peas Jl 451 50 $1 bushel; split do,
F.OGS 1516c f) dozen tor strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. Jl 00aSl 50?) barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c $1 lb! cranberries, S3 GO
fl barrel; S2 40E2 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live ceese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c tf) &
HOMINT S2 652 75 fl barrel.
HonetT New Crop, lti17c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes. 35l0c $1 bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6375e fl pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c $1 pound; turkevs, 13
15c dressed V pound; ducks, live. 8085c ft
pair; dressed, liHo fl pound; geese, 10llc
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 Bs to bushel, 86 18
bushel; clover, large English, 62 lbs, $6 2d;
clover, Alsike, 8 50; clover, white, 9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 Iks, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 Us, SI 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 Us, SI 20;
orchard grass. 14 16s, $2 00; red top, 14 Its, SI 00;
millet, 50 Bs. SI 2 5; German millet, 50 Bs, S2 00;
Hungarian grass, 43 fis, 32 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of One grasses, 25c per b.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered.
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, $3 00
4 00 ft box; common lemons, $2 75 fl
box; Messina oranges, S2 503 50 J3 box;
Florida or ances, S3 00:83 50 ft box: Jamaica,
oranges, fancy, So 005 50 ft case; Malaga
grapes, So S07 00 ft Leg; bananas, S2 50
firstB: SI 502 00, good seconds, fl bunch;
cocoanuts, S4 004 50 ft hundred; new figs, 12
14c fl pound; dates, 5Kc ft pound.
VEGETABLESMJelery, 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbages, $30004 00ft 100; onions, 60c ft bushel;
Spanish onions, 75o90c ft crate; turnips, S0
40c per bushel.
Greeh Coffee Fancy Rio, 20K21Hc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio.
1818c: old Government Java, 26c; Mara
calbo, 2122c; Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 18
22c; Caracas coffee, 2021Kc; peaberry, Rio,
2021c; Laguayra, 20Ji21c.
Roasted (In'paners) Standard brands, 23c;
high grades, 2527c; old Government Java,
bulk, 31K32; Maracalbo. 26Z7Kc: Santos,
2223c; peaberry, 26c; peaberry Santos, 21
23c; choice Rio, 24c: prime Rio, 22c; good
Rio, 21c; ordinary, 20c
SPICES (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9cr
cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 testae:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, 9c; water white.
10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, llc;
Strups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly pnnie, 3335c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 60c; choice, 4S; me-
aium, 4a;-mixea, wcjizc
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb in Js,
6c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 5J6c; sal
soda in kegs, 13c; do granulated, 2c
CANDLES-Star, full weight, 10c; stearine,
per set, 8)jc; paraffin e, liy12c
Rice Head, Carolina. 77Ke; choice, 6
7c: prime, 66c; Louisiana, 6Q6c
Srarcd: Pearl, 2Jc; cornstarch, 67c;
gloss starch, 57c
Foreios Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers.
52 50: Muscatels. S2 25: California Mnscatels;
82 35; Valencia, new, 6K7c; Ondara Valencia,
7U7Kc; sultana, TJfc: currants, new, 4J5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 4X4Kc: French prunes,
813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-Bpackaj:es, 8Kc
cocoanuts, per 100,50 00; almonds, Lan., per lb;
28c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnutsJiap.,
12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Bmyrna figs, 12
16c: now dates, 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per lb. 2122c: lemon
peel, per fi. 1314c; orance peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples; sliced, per a. 8 c;
apples, evaporated, 6k6Jc; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
nnpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted. 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424c; blackberries, 7Sc: huckle
Sugars Cubes, TJfc; powdered, 73ic; granu
lated,7c:confectioners' A,6c; standard A,6Kc;
soft whites. 6(c; yellow, choice, 6&6?c;
yellow, good, b6c; yellow, fair, 6c; yel
low, nark, 5JJc
fiCKLES Meainra, ddis (l.J-ti), $4 75; me
diums, half bids (600). S2 85.
Salt-No, 1 fl bbl. 95c; No. 1 ex, fl bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, $1 20;
Hltrgin's Eureka, 4 bu sack, $2 80; Higcin's Eu
reka, 16-14 a pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $1?50
1 60; 2ds, SI 301 35: extra peaches, SI 351 lu;
le peaches. SOc; finest corn, $1 3001 50; Hfrt.
o. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cl 00; lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 101 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
S2 7o; damson plnms, 95c; green gages, SI 25;
CRSplum?. 12 00; California pears. S250;dogTeen
cases. S2 00: do egg plums, S2 00; extra white
cherries S2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c: raspber
ries, SI 151 40; strawberries. SI 10; goose
berries, ST 2ol 30: tomatoes, 8592c; salmon,
1-B, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c: succotash,
2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do frreen "fts, SI 251 50;
corn beef, 2-ft cans, $1 73: if ft cans, S13 50;
baked beans. SI 401 45: lobster, 1 ft, SI 750
mustard. $4 00: sardines, spiced. S4'25.
Fisn Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel,
S36 ft bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, $40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No.
1 do, messed, S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24.
Codfish Whole pollock, 4e fl ft; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c: boneless hake.
In strip', 6c: do Georpe's cod in block", 6K
TKc Herrinc Round shore, S5 50 ft bbl; split,
87: lake S3 25 ft 100-ft half bbl. White fish. S7 ft
100-ft half bbl. Lake trout, 85 50 ft half bbl.
Finnan hadders. 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
Buckwheat Floue 22c per pound.
OATMEAL 86 o06 60 ft bbL
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5S60c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flonr nnd Fred.
Total receipts as bulletined atthe Grain Ex
chance, .45 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago. 1 car of oats, 2 of wheat, 2 of flour, 3
of hay. By Pittsbure, Cincinnati and St. Louis,
3 of hay, 2 of flonr, 7 of corn, 6 of oats, 1 of bran.
By Baltimore and Ohio, 2 cars of oats, 3 of bay.
By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 8 cars of wheat, 1
of corn, lof malt,3 of flour. There was but one
sale on call, viz.: One car No. 1 timothy hay,
$14, 5 days. Cereal markets are about as near
lifeless as tbey can get this side of death. Sup
plies in all lines are beyond the wants of trade,
and the situation is, as It has been all winter, in
the buyers' favor, only a little more so. Said
one of tho Icadinc operators at the Exchange
to-day, in answer to the question as to the sta
tion of grain and hay market, "There is scarcely
a sign of lifyo trade The bottom seems to
have dropped out, and there is nothing left to
holders but to drop prices. It is best to look
stubborn facts squarely in the face and come
down to a lower level In prices." The fluctua
tions in wheat for February at Chicago hare
been about 14c on the bushel. On the 1st the
price was 94c; on the 19tb, SI 08, and yester
day, SI 04JJ was the rate.
wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, tl 080
1 09; No. 3 red. 98cg$l 04.
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear,4041c; high mixed
ear. 3X40c; No. 1 yellow, shelled. 38S9c;
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 3733c; high mixed,
shelled, 8637crmixed, Mielled. S536c:
Oats No. 2 white, 3131Xc; extra No. 3, SO
30c; No. 3 white, 293Qc; No. 2 mixed, 23
Rye-No. 1 Western. 6061c; No. 2. 6556c
Barley No.l Canada, 9095c;No. 2 Canada,
83gS5c;No.3Canada,78gS0c; No. 2 Western,
1 Butmaciterej, i-m cans, uronea, $1 ou; saruines,
domestic li. $4 254 50: sardines, domestic,
Vs. S3 238 50; sardines, imported, Vs. SH 50
12 50; sardines, imported. Ks. SIS 00: sardines.
7578c: No. 3 Western, 6570c Lake Shore, 75
FLOUR Jobbing prices, winter patents SS 50,
S75; spring patents. SS 757 00; fancystraight;
winter and spnnp. i 75a6 00; clear -winter.
S3 2S5 50. straight XXXX bakers', So 0005 25.
Rye flour, S4 00.
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, SIS 00
20 CO fl ton: brown middlings, S14 5015 00;
winter wheat bran, 114 75l5 25; chop . feed.
815 00018 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, $15 00015 25;
No. 1 do. $14 25Q14 50; No. 2 do, $12 0013 00;
loose from wafrpn, $18 0020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie, 89 75010 00; No. 2, $8 008 50; packing
do, $6 507 00.
Straw Oats. S3 003 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 25.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lOJfc: sugar-cured hams, small",
lie; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders. SKc; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 05c; sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef fiats, 8c; sugar
cured dried Beef sets,9c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies. 8Xc: dry salt
shoulders. 6c; dry salt clear sides. 7c Mess
pork, heavy. $14 00; mess pork, family, $14 50;
Lard Refined In tierces, 7c; half barrels, 7c;
60-ft tubs,7Jc:20-ft pails, 7J&; 50-ft tin cans,
Tlic; 3-ft tin pails, 7J$c; o-ft tin pails, 7c;
10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 6c;
large, 5c Fresh pork links. 9c Figs feet, half
barrels, S3 75; quarter barrels, $1 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to550fts,
65Kc; 600 to 650 fts, 61Kc; TOO to 750 tts, oHS
7c Sheep, 7c ft ft. Lambs, 8c ft ft.
Philadelphia Wool quiet; prices nomi
nal and unchanged.
St. Louis Wool very quiet owing to small
New York Wool quiet and easy; domestio
fleece, 3238c; pulled, 2339c; Texas, 1527c
THE NATIONAL REMEDY, PRAISED BY ALL
Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness
Positively cured by
LITTLE HOP PILLS,
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 dosefbig results. Sugar coated
and easy to take. Sena for testimonials. 25c
at all druggists, or mailed for price. Prepared
by an old apothecary, Five bottles SL
The HOP PILL CO., New London, Ct -
Hop Ointment cures and makes chapped.,
rough, red skin soft and clean. 25and50c
EVERY POUND WARRANTED PURE
Chartiers Creamery Co.
Warehouse and General Offices,
708 SMITHFIELD STREET,
Telephone 1423. Blssell Block.
Factories throughout Western
For prices see market quotations
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special off erlncs this week In
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
-jlj ONEY TO LOAN-
Un mortgases on improved real estate in sums
of 51,000 and upward. AppW at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK,
fe4-22-D No. 124 Fourth avenue.
STEADIEBS AND EXCURSIONS.
HAMBURG-AMEKICAN PACKET CO.-EX-PKES3
service between New York, South
ampton and Hamburg by the new twin-screw
steamers of 10,000 tons and 11500 horsepower.
Fast time to London and the Continent, steam
ers unexcelled for safely, speed and comfort.
Regular service: Every Thursday from .New
Yorfc to Plymouth (London), Cherbourg (Paris)
and Hamburg. Through tickets to London and
Paris. Excellent fare, liates extremely low.. Ap
ply to General office. No. 37 Broadway, New York.
ft. J. COKT13, Manager: C.B. UlClli KD i CO.,
General Passenger Agents, .61 Broirilway, New
York; MAX SCHAMBEKG. 527 SmlthUeld St.,
NORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAST
route to London and the Continent.
Express Steamer Service twice a week from
New Yorkto Southampton (London, Havre),
Ss.Saale.Feb.27.3p.ir. I Ss.Fnlda.Mch. 9.11 A.M.
Ss.Ems.Mch.2. 6 A.M. I Sj.Lahn. Men. 13. 2 P.M.
Ss.Trave.Mcb,6,9A.H. I Ss.Elbe.Mch.l8,5:30A.u.
First Cabin, Winter rates, from S75 upward.
MAX SCHAMBEKG & CO., Agents, Pitts
OELR1CHS 4 CO., 2 Bowling Green. New
York City. a29.71-D
ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS,
THE ONLY DIRECT LINE
Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled.
Prepaid Intermediate, S3U. Steerage, S19.
Passengers by this ronte are saved the ex
pense and inconvenience attending transfer to
Liverpool or from New York,
j. j. Mccormick, or a. d. scorer & son,
United State Mali Steamers.
SAII EVERT 8 ATTTKD AT
FROM NEW YORK. TO GLASGOW.
Calling at MovlUe (Londonderry).
Cabin passage to Glasgow, Liverpool or London
derry, SIS and 163. Excursion. J30 and 1100.
Second-class, (30. Steerage, p). ,
Mediterranean Service. Steamships at regular
NEW YORK TO NAPLES DIRECT.
Cabin Passagctso and sioo.Tblrdlass,t30. Drafts
on Great Britain, Ireland or Italy, and letters of
credit at favorable rates.
Apply to HENDKKSON BBOTHEira, New
Yort or J. J. McCOKMICK. Fourth and Smlth
fleld?A..D. DCOKERk SON, 5 Smltbneld St..
Pittsburg; WILLXAil BKMW1K1 Jr., 165 federal
Wl GOODS ii NOTIONS.
,SC0TT, POTff & CO.
The Justly Celebrated
Is tho finest ELGIN BUJTER that
comes to this market.
TJnoqualed in flavor.
Rich and palatable.
Free from all impurities and for
eign substances. Every tub war
ranted fresh and sweet.
SCOTT, P0TH& CO.,
BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE, Etc.,
First Ave. and Smithfield St.
ARMOUR & CO.,
Dressed Beef, Mutton, Pork,-
Hams, Breakfast Bacon,
And all other varieties of Sausage of the finest
quality, at very moderate prices, received daily
from their immense cooling rooms at Chicago.
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL, . . . 8200,000 00.
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest,
JAMES P. 8PEEB, Vice Prest
sel.t35-a JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
De WITT DILWORTH,
Oil bought and sola on margin. de27-21-Dsu
WHITNEY & STEPHENSOil,
87 FOURTH AVENUE.
ISSUE TRAVELERS' CREDITS
MESSRS. DREXEL. MORGAN fc CO,
PASSPORTS PROCURED. ai)23-t7S
930 PENN AVKNUE. PlTTSBUBU. PA,
As old residents know ana back Hies of Pitts. 1
burg papers prove, is the oldest established and, 1 ,
most prominent physician la the city, devoting
special attention to all chronic diseases. Front
cBre'd pera0M N0 FEE UNT,L '
M CDnI IQ n mental diseases, physical )
IM L n V U U O decay, nervous debflltv lack j
of energy, ambition and hope, unpaired mem- 1
ory, disordered sight, self -distrust, bashfulness, 1
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im "-
poverished blood, failing powers, organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for businesijoclety and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLUUU ANW SKIN ssTemM
blotches, falling hair, bona pains, glanduhu
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for lite, and blood,
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
IIDIMARV kidney and bladder derange
U fl I linn I 1 ments, weak back, gravel, ca.
tarrbal discharges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment
prompt relief and rei.1 cures.
Dr. Whittler's life-long, extensive experience)
insures scientific and reliable treatment on
common-sense principles. Consultation free. ,
Patients at a distance as carefully treated as 1
here. Office) hours 9 a.m. to 8 p. jr. Sunday.
10 A. H to 1 P. K. only. DR. WHITTIEB, m I
Penn avenue. Pittsburg, Pa. ieS-6-DSuw
A CURB GUARANTEED HEALTH.B
ERGY and strength secured by using Am
randa Wafers. These wafers are the only rell
able safe remedjif or the permanent cure' ot im
potency, no matter how long standlng.seperma
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 Sir
six boxes is the complete treatment and with
every 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
nent cure. Prepared only by -the BOSTON'
MEDICAL INSTITUTE. For sale only by
JOSEPH FLEMING.. 81 Market street Pitts
burg; Pa.. P. O. box 37 aplO-kSS-iTWTSa
Gray's Specific Medicine.
TRADE MARK Thi Great TRADE MARC
XDT. An unfaU
lng core for
ness, sperms- alP3Rfli
tency, and all
follow as a se
quence or Selr
Abuse: as losa
BEFQBE TAKIRG.Unlveml Last QFTFR TAXI3P,
sltude. Pain In the Back, Dimness of Vision. Pre
mature Old Age and many other diseaes that lead
to Insanity or Consumption and a Prematura
S"Fnll particulars in our pamphlet which ws
desire to send free by mail to every one. 49-The
Specific Jledlclne Is sold by all drotrslsts at il per
package, or six packages for fS, or will be sen tires
by mall on the receipt of the money, by addresslns
THE GRAY MKDIClECO., Buffalo. X. Y.
On account of counterfeits, we have adopted th
Yellow Wrapper; the ouly genuine.
Hold in Pittsburg bv 3. S. HOLLAND, corner
Smithfield and Liberty streets. mhlJ-k-n
OFFICES, 908 PENH AVE.
All forms of Delicate and Coo
Plicated Diseases reaulrme Cos.
ITDEXTTAT.and Sill unti i-in VpriV
cation are treated at this Dispensary with a suc
cess rarely attained. Dr. S. K. Lake la's member
of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons,
and 13 the oldest and most experienced BrzCUXr
jsr In tho city. Special attention siren to Kes
cus Debility from excessive r mtal exertion, ia.
discretions of youth, Ac., causing physical aad
mental decay.lack of energy, despondency, etc :
also Cancers, Old Sores, Fits, Piles, Rheumatlsa
and all diseases of the Skin, Blood, Lungs, Urin
ary Organs, Sc Consultation free and strictly
confidential. Offlco hosrs 9 to 4 and 7 to 8 P-nut
Eundays 3 to 4 pan. only. Call at office or adonai
K.LAKB.M.D..M.R .O.P.S, or EJ.LakelLD.'
ZI3 C23S3 VUXZS3 EliKJ.
ask nt tuauutrt nffUJK
Diamond Brand, fa red a-
ullia Mxe. acmial vita blaa il&.
boo. At Dran'rt. Attest
n tAei Ail DtUj 1 burnt.
toup torn, pin wnrpen,tn aiaiwer.
ens counterfeit. Send 4c (iump for
pirtlnlwt ml "Belief for
letter. BT rtora mill. 1 A
1 ui -tteuerror Ladfe,"
retnrn suil. 10,000 tM
Chichester Chemical CowSsdiioa SqPhlU-Pa.
(ects of Touthrol er- -
S, earir otemj. loss
e tra.ise fseaJtdh.
manhood , etc. IwlUMnuaTi
containing iou paxacoian ior nome cure, iree oc
PROF. F. C. FOWLER. Mcxjdtn, Cerm. 1' .i
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