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Jobbers of Millinery Beport a Satis
EAKSAS CUSTOMERS TO THE FRONT
Eitnatlon and Outlook of Trade Good in
Lines of Apparel,
5 BUT POOE IX ALL EATABLE LINES
OFFICE OF FITTSBUBQ DISPATCH,!
TUESDAY. Jlirch 12, ISSa. J
The spring opening of the wholesale mil
liner? trade last week, was the' most en
couraging sign of the times, that the com
mercial reporter or The Dispatch has
discovered this season. It is pleasant, alter
bearing daily complaints of tbe deadness of
trade to find a department where the sunny
view is taken. Come what will, the millinery
jobbers of Pittsburg never fail to have their
spring opening the first week of March, Then
the season's styles are shown to retail dealers,
who come from all surrounding towns to equip
themselves for the coming campaign, receive
pointers as to fashions, and how to use mate
rials for new styles of head gear. Reports of
last week's opening are most encouraging.
Fo'lowing is the statement of one of our job
bing millinery firms: "We have never had as
satisfactory an opening or a better outlook for
for trade. Sales were not so very large last
week and wc did not expect this. Tbe aim of
is to get our customers here, show them goods,
make the impression which will bring in orders
from now on till June. On the three opening
days we were thronged every day, and all
bands were as busy as bees showing goods and
styles. Our customers came from as far East
as Altoona and West as Crestline. Already we
begin to see results of the opening in tbe orders
coming in, and you may put it down for our
branch of trade that there will be no falling off
this season, but a gain. Tbe situation and out
look for onr business was never better at this
time of the year.
A member of another jobbine firm spoke in
the same strain, ana stated, amocc other things,
that a new customer from Kansas5 was present
at the opening and left a comfortable order for
goods. It was pleasant to hear that a retail
millinery establishment beyond the Mississippi
should be furnished by onr city of heavy
weight industries in preference to Chicago, St.
Louis and Cincinnati.
To send glass, rails, locomotives and such like
to the far west was glory enough, but thanks
to the enterprise of our jobbers we begin to
send feathers, laces and other paraphernalia
that jto to crown the ladies of the land.
Tbe season is scarcely far enough on to fur
nish satisfactory pointers of tbe prospects in
wholesale drygoods lines. Trade so far shows
no falling from last season. In fact, the vol
ume of business has been better than a year
ago at this time, and that season was an im
provement on tbe previous one. The time is
here when the spring trade should be under
f nil headway. Bough weather the past week
has checked the movement of trade, but a more
hopeful feeling begins to spring up as the skies
begin to brighten. A few days of bright
weather and a settling of country roads, into a
passable condition is expected to bring the
activity to trade which has not failed from year
It is in the line of materials for the inner
man that dealers complain most of this spring.
Tbe earth was too bountiful last season for
the producer, or produce dealer. But in the
line of goods for the comfort and adornment of
tbe body, the feeling among jobbers generally
is that trade is fair and outlook good.
This fact has been developed by freqnent
interviews with jobbers in woolens, clothing,
gents' furnishing goods.
The closeness of margins is generally com
plained of in these lines of trade, but volnme
shows an increase on last year or f ormeryears,
and unless jobbers are far astray in calcula
tions, a good year for trade is before us.
LIVE STOCK MAKKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch. ?
Tuesday. March 12, 1SS9. J
CATTLE Receipts, 100 head: shipments,
ISO head. Market dull and a shade lower than
yesterday's prices. No cattle shipped to New
Hogs Receipts. 1,900 bead: shipments, 1,100
bead; market firm; medium Phtladelpbias,
15 J6S5 20; heavy hogs, Sa 10: pigs and Yorkers,
S3 163 20. Four carloads shipped to New York
Sheep Receipts, 5,000 bead: shipments,
2,800 head. Market fair and prices unchanged.
. New Youk Beeves Receiots, 83 carloads
for exportation alive and dead; and 9 carloads
for city slaughterers direct; no market for
beeves; market dull and weak for dressed beef
at 56c for sides, with a little choice selling
at OJJc; exports to-day 3S0 beeves and 4300
quarters of beef. To-day's Liverpool cable
quotes American refrigerator beef dull and
lower at fejfc per pound. Sheep Receipts, 200
bead; nearly nominal trade for lack of offer
ings, but a firm feeling, witha carload of choice
sheep sold at 6c per pound, and a carload of
prime yearling lambs at 7c. Hogs Receipts,
2.800 bead, all for slaughterers direct; none
offered alive; nominal value. S5 105 40.
Kansas Crrr The Live Slock Indicator
reports: Cattle Receipts. 4.006 head: ship
ments, 6S9 head. Market slow; best dressed
beef and shipping steers steady, medium hard
to sell; cons steady to weak; stockers and feed
ing steers steady; good to choice cornfed, $3 75
4 00: common to medinm. $2 703 50: stock
ers and feeding steers, tl 603 20; cows. 51 30
2 70. Hogs Receipts, 13,957 head; shipments,
201 head. Market weak and fully 5c lower;
good to choice. S4 404 45; common to medium.
W 204 35. Sheep Receipts, 716 head; ship"
ments, none.. Market steady; good to choice
muttons, 4 251 53: common to medium. 2 50
63 85. .
Chicago Tbe Drovers' Journal reports:
Cattle Receipts. 7.000 head: shipments, 3,500
bead: market slow and steady; choice beeves,
$4 004 35; steers, 2 903 90; stockers and
feeders, J2 103 15; cows, bulls and mixed, tl 60
2 90. Hogs Heceipts. 23,000 bead; shipments.
,000 head; market active and 6c lower: mixed
and heavy. S4 404 80: light, S4 604 85; skips,
?3 50140. Sheep Receipts, 6,500 head; ship
ments, 2,590 head: market stead ; natives, S3 00
5 00; western cornfed, S4 20470; lambs, S4 50
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 1,200 bead: ship
ments, 100 head: market strong; choice heavy
native steers. S3 754 30; fair to good do, S3 00
3 90; stockers and feeders, fair to good, S2 00
8 10: rangers, cornfed. $2 80E3 50; grass-fed. 52 00
2 90. Hogs Receipts. 5.100 head; shipments.
400 bead: market easier; choice heavy, S4 00
75: packing, $4 50: 65: light grades. S4 50
4 70. Sheen Receipts. 400 head; shipments. 900
bead: market steady; fair to choice, S3 004 9a
Buffalo Nearly all the stock sold out yes
cterday. Cattle, sheep and lambs closed weak
at unchanged prices. Hogs show a shade de
tclme with loner prices to-morrow.
CrsciNNATi Hogs in fair demand and
'Steady: common and light. S4 004 SO;, packin"
'and butclers', S4 C54 9a Receipts, 2,130 head;
shipments, LOGO bead.
. Phii.adei.phia Vooi quiet and prices un
changed. - New York Wool quiet and barely steady;
domestic fleece, 3263Sc; pulled, 2339c; Texas.
St. Louis Wool quiet and easy; unwashed
bright mertmm,lS25c; fine light, 1622c: fine
heavy, KffilSc: tub washed, 31637c
Boston. There is not much change to note
in wool market. Fine washed fleeces are in
fair request but the snpply is light and
transactions are confined to small lots. On
these grades holders are firm because they
feel confident that all will lie wanted before
the new clip is available. Other grades of do
mestic are clearing up pretty well with the
tendencyinore or less in buyers, favor as the
dealers are pi eparing for early southern clip.
Manufacturers are not heavilv stocked and are
forced to come with the market every week
but operate very cautiously and are not dis
posed to give any encouragement to specula
tlon. There is nothing in goods-market to
' warrant manufacturers paying extreme prices
for any kind of wool and if farmers entertain
high notions in regard to tbe future they HiU
not from present appearances receive any
support from consumers in this quarter.
Quotations range as follows:
Ohio and Pennsylvania X and XX E 3335Kc:
.No. 1 Ohio, 373Sc; Mich X. 3032; Kentucky
and Indiana unwashed combing, 2931c.
Various grades of Territory are quoted in the
range 1624c ,
fc New York Pig iron firm. Copper sluggish
and irregular; LaTte, March, S15 75. Lead dull
9 and firm; domestic. S3 72. Tin quiet and
-jk steady, Straits, til 4a
Fine French Clinlll".
COO pieces to select from in light, medium
and dark colorings; certainly nothing to
equal this line ever shown here before.
?. '. arwysu Huocs & Hacke.
MARKETS BY "WIRE.
A Tumble In Wheat Caused fay Heavy Damp
ing br Large Boll Traders Pork
Products Irregular, bat Prices
Chicago. Trading in wheat to-day was
active and the feeling again unsettled and
nervous. Local Influences governed the market
and the general impression was that some of
the large bull traders were selling out their
May wheat. Interest centered principally in
May, which opened a shade weaker, and alter
numerous fluctuations declined to a point 4c
below yesterday's closing and closed 3Kc lower.
The offerings were very heavy most of the day
and a great deal of long wheat was unloaded,
though on the break considerable buying was
done on the part of shorts, who had sold at the
This buying caused occasional rallies, but
the feeling was very weak. July, on the other
hand, ruled comparatively steady and soldc
and over and lie under yesterday's closing fig
ure, and closed lie below. There was good
buying for this delivery, and at the same time
not a great quantity offered.Tbe fact that there
is no support for tbe May future accounts for
the drop in prices.
A moderate business was transacted in com
and the feeling was comparatively firm, con
sidering the weak tone of wheat. The activity
of the other markets withdrew interest from
the pit and trading was local and fluctuations
were confined within KJsc range.
There was less activity in oats, but a ralr
business transpired within a narrower range of
prices. There was an absence of the heavy
realizing by the longs th-t characterized the
trading yesterday. Shorts were free buyers
and a steadier feelingprevalled.
Considerable interest centered in mess pork
and trading was quite active. Prices ruled
irregular though somewhat higher. An ad
vance of 3035c as gained about the middle
of the session and moderately supported. Ex
treme figures, however, mere not fnlly main
tained. Lard and short ribs sympathized
closely with pork.
The leading futures rangea as follows:
Wheat No. 2 March, 93Jc; May. P8K
9SK91?95Jc: June. 93K68691&9c;
Corn No. 2 May, 35iS3c: June. 3
e3'35V35Jc; July. 3Wi63G3&Xc.
Oats No. 2 Mav, 2Hi25Jic;June,2oK26
e2o-X625c: July, 22tc.
Mess Pore, per tbl. Mav, Sll 97K12 &
11 9512 40; June. J12 05&12 4512 05Q12 45;
July, S12 17KS12 5012 1K12 50.
Laud, per 100 lbs. May, SO 907 056 90
7 05; June, S6 957 07K6 So&J OiX; July 5700
7 12K67 007 12.
SnoRTRlBS, per 100 fis. May. S6 22K6 37K
6 225426 37M: June. $8 30 0 42X; July, S6 35
6 52J46 356 5a
Casn quotations were as follows: Flour quiet
and 1020c lower for patents at S66 25: No. 2
spring wheat, 8393Xc: No. 3 spring wheat
nominal: No. 2 red. 9393J6c. No. 2 corn. S4Kc;
No.2oats,24lc No. 2 rye. 43c. No. 2 barley,
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, $1 53. Prime timothy
seed, fl Si Mess pork, per barrel, S12 35
012 4a Lard, per 100 lbs. t$ 956 97K- Short
ribs sides (loose). SO 35. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), S5 255 ?7C. Short clear sides
(boxed), S6 62K6 75. Sugars-Cut loaf, 7
8c: granulated. TJc; standard A, 7Jc. Re
ceiptsFlour, 10,000 barrels; wheat, 35,000
bushels: corn. 107,000 bushels: oats. 90,000 bush
els: rye, 3,000 bushels: barley, 39,000 bushels.
Shipments Flour. laOOO barrels: wheat. 82,000
bushels; corn. 200,000 bushels: oats, 111,000
bushels; rye, 4,000; barley, 50.000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady and unchanged. Eggs
firm at 1214c.
New York Flour quiet, lower and weak.
Wheat Spot dull and Jilc lower; options
active, irregular and lower. Rye dull. Barley
dull. Barley malt quiet. Corn Spot steady
and moderately active; options firmer and
dull. Oats Spot lower and dull; options firm
and quiet. Hay firmer and in fair demand.
Coffee Options opened steady and unchanged
to 15 points down; closedstcady and unchanged
to 5 points up; sales, 50,000 bags, including
March, 17.2017.30: April, 17.30c; May, 17.20i
17.35c; June. 17.2517.45c; Julv. t7.4O017.65c;
August. 17.5017.60c; September, 17.6017.75c;
spot Rio firm: fair cargoes. 19&C. Sugar
Raw strong; fairl refining. 5c; centrifugals,
96 test, 5:: refined firm and fairlv active.
Molasses Foreign firm; 50 test, 22c; New
Orleans, quiet. Rice quiet and steady. Cotton
seed oil steady; crude, 42c; j ellow, 4Sc. Tallow
firm. Rosin quiet and steady. Turpentine
steady and quiet at 52c Eggs quiet and easy;
Western, Ufic; receipts, 8,914 packages. Pork
firm; old mess, 12 50: new mess. $13 0013 25;
extra prime, 12 5a Cut meats firmer: pickled
bellies 12 2s average, 7c: pickled shonl
dcrs,5K5Kc; pickled hams, S10c. Middles
quiet. Lard freer; bnving strong; sales of
Western steam at S7 27K37 30, closing at
J7 35; citv, S8 85; March. 87 23. closing at 57 30;
April, S7 30: May, S72i7 28: June. S7 277 23,
closing at $7 38 asked; Julv. 17 277 32, closing
at S7 38 asked; August, S7 40 asked. Butter
"in fair demand and steady, except for extras;
Western dairv, 15ffl21c; do creamery, 1827Ke;
Elgin, 28K29c. Cheese quiet; Western, 9j
St. Lours Flour easy with a small business.
Wheat Cndcr unfavorable advices from all
sources and good weather, prices went off to
day. Selling was very free, but ,as shorts
bought heavily there was no demonstration.
May closed J4c below yesterday, but other
months were only a shade off: No. 2 red, 93Vi
93Kc May sold at 93KWc, closing at (&
9SKc; June. 90c: July, 8181c, closingat
65c bid. Corn firm and a shade better, but
very quiet; No. 2 cash, 2SJc; March. 29c:
April. 29Kc; May. 30Ji30c: August, 33K&
Oats firm but slow: No. 2 cash, 25c: May 2652
27c Rye dull; 42Jc asked. Barley Noth
ing done. Flaxseed quiet at 81 45. Bagging
active and strong at S10c. Iron cotton ties,
$1 la Provisions firm but only a small trade.
Cincinnati Flour dulL Wheat In light de
mand; No. 2 red. 95c; receipts, 1,000 busbels;
shipments. 500 busheK Corn in fair demand,
steady: No. 2 mixeO.S4f c. Oats steady with a fair
demand: No. 2 mixed, 2626e. Rve dull and
lower; No. 2. 49c. Pork stronger at S12 50. Lard
strong and higher at S70a Bulkmeats stronger:
short ribs. S6 5a Bacon firm and tending up
ward: short clear, S7 75. Butter easier. Sugar
active and firm. Eggs steady. Cheese firm.
t Philadelphia Flour Demand sluggish
and prices weak and irregular. Wheat Op
tions opened lc higher, but with lower re
ports from other grain centers the market lost
the early improvement and left off weak at
about yesterday's closing rates. Corn Spot
steady; futures quiet but steady. Oats De
mand lor car lots moderate and prices'ruled
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat weak:
ca3b. 61Hc; May,87Jgc; July.87c Corn firm: No.
a S232c bid. Oats steady; No. 2 white, 27
27c Rye more active: No. L 43c Barley
.firm: No. Z 57c Provisions firm. Pork at
S12 2a Lard at S6 90. Cheese quiet; Cheddars
Baltimore Provisions firm and unchanged;
Butter, firmer; western packed. 1822c: best
roll.l418c; creamery, 2728c Eggs, 13K14c.
Coffee, strong; Rio, fair, 19c
Toledo Cloverseed active and lower; cash,
March, $4 75; receipts, 25 bags; shipments, 1,299
The Belgian Iron Trade.
It appears that GSL,G63. tons of refining and
foundry pig iron were produced in Belgium
during the year 18S8, of which 9,800 tons were
exported. The remainder, however, did not
suffice to cover tbe consumption of the coun
try, and 212,813 tons of pig Iron and 25,211 tons
of old rails had to be imported by the Belgian
Iron Wrorks. The bar and sheet mills pro
duced 548,055 tons, as against 532,103 tons in
18S7. The Belgian Iron Works continue to
compete successfully In distant markets, and
it is said that tbe Cockerlll Company recently
secured a contract for 50,000 tons of rails in the
Argentine Republic On of the steel works
has obtained an order for 700 tons of rails for
China, but it is supposed that this contract has
been sub-let by a iintlsh firm.
The Glenmore. Onr Own Exclusive Style.
Wc have just placed on sale a lot of men's
fine tailor-made suits in Scotch cheviots,
English cassimeres, fancy worsteds and
diagonals, all well trimmed and handsomely
made. We call them trie Glenmore, and
each and every suit, considering the quality
of the goods, the way it is trimmed and
made, is worth not less than $22. .Our price
for the Glenmore will be 510 ten dollars
No such sujts were ever seen forthe price.
They are the finest of the fine, and now is
your chance to buy one.
"We also show in our children's depart
ment a line of school suits at $2, which we
guarantee cannot be bought for $4 outside
of our store. P. C. C. C., cor. Grant and
Diamond streets, opposite the new Court
Hello, Billie, where did you have that
beautiful finished photo made that I saw
yon showing to your friends the other day?
Why, at Pearson's, the leading Fifth avenue
photographer; he is the best in the two
cities. Nobody ever gets a poor picture at
his place, and I teU you he is a master at
his work. Go to him; you will never regret
it. Say, don't forget the number, 96.
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 bad Children, she gave them Castorla.
p-mPftiy TTS. -
ANOTHER ,m DEAL
A Fine Allegheny Besidence Changes
Hands at a Good RonndSum.
STATUS OP THE COUNTY BRIDGES.
Brokers Take Strong Ground Against the
Pending Special Tax Bill.
DIAM0XD ALLEY PEOPERTrir? DEMAND
The most important real estate transac
tion that has taken place in Allegheny City
for some time was consummated yesterday.
The fine residence property the building
of modern construction, and large lot of
Mr. Eobert Marshall, on "Western avenue,
was bought by Mr. JohnWalker for 555,000.
He will move into it in a short time. Con
sidering the eligible location of the prop
erty on one of tbe finest avenues of the city,
the price is considered very reasonable. It
is understood the agents in the transaction
were Messrs. James W. Drape t Co,
County Engineer Davis has finished his an
nual report to the Commissioners and Con
troller, and it is now in the bands of the print
er. Concerning the bridges of the county, of
which there are rearly 200, he says they are the
best in the State and generally in good condi
tion. He recommends for renewals, new work
and repairs about $100,000, of which sum the
Commissioners have allowed 65,000. Of this
amount $16,000 will be expended on the Neville
Island bridge. The rest of the money will bo
mainly expended in repairing and painting old
ones. There is a necessity for a number of
new bridges, but they will not be built this year
on account of lack of funds. While Engineer
Davis speaks highly of the bridges, he says tbe
roads are the worst in the State, falling far
below tbe requirements of the business of the
county, and while the present law exists he ex
pects no material improvement. He favors a
new law that will place the roads under tbe
control of a responsible head, and making It
obligatory on him to keep them in good condi
tion. The New zork Graphic is considerably
worked up over the meat question. As this is
a subject of great interest to Pittsburg, what
the paper says is herewith reproduced: "Be
tween the dressed beef bills, the woeful cries
of cattle ranchmen, the coming inter-State
convention of cattle producers and the forma
tion of a new meat combination, the public is
slowly waking up to the fact that tbe prices
paid for beef in retail markets is sufficient to
yield big commission profits to a dozen middle
men. Tbe cost of beef on the hoof on the
range is scarce one-seventh what it is sold for
on the block. An $18 or $20 range steer brings
from $125 to $135. There are feeding, slaughter
ing, freight and other expenses to be consid
ered, but even when all are taken into account
the meat sells at a ratio to cost of three or four
to one. There is little wonder that new com
binations are formed to handle meat when
such profits are going.
Members of the petroleum. Stock and Metal
Exchange, after the close of business yester
day afternoon, had a meeting to take action to
defeat the tax bill pending at Harrisburg.
President Arter called the meeting to order,
and Henry M. Long, Chairman of tbe Commit
tee on Resolutions, presented a report to the
effect that if the State is in need of revenue, a
license of $50 on all brokers in lieu of all otber
taxes on the business would be acceptable to
them: or, say, a tax of 5 mills on net receipts
instead of on gross earnings, as proposed. The
report was adopted. W. S. Arter, W. I. Mus
tin and Henry Sproul were appointed a com
mittee to go to Harrisburg and argue the case
before the Committee on Ways and Means.
"Do you know there is a big demand for prop
erty on Diamond alley I" remarked a real es
tate dealer yesterday afternoon. "At least
$100,000 worth ot property on that thoroughfare
between Smlthfieid and Market has changed
hands within tbe past two months, and I know
of several dickers that have not been brought
to a head. I am not at 'liberty to give names,
bnt wbat I have told you is straight. I look for
Diamond alley to becomo one of the best streets
of the city." . ,
Grape-growing is an important industry in
Allegheny county. Tbe following description
of the largest vineyard in California, and possi
bly the world, that of Senator Leland Stanford,
will be of interest to those engaged in the busi
ness: Tho estate is in Tehama county, and
comprises 40,000 acres, of which 3,500 acres are
planted in choice vines. The original vineyard
of 75 acres was planted in Mission vines, soon
after the first discovery of gold, by an old
Frenchman named Gerke. Tbe vines to-day,
although 35 years old, are still vigorous. The
trunks are as thick as a man's leg. The yield
of grapes last year was nine tons to tbe acre.
The chief foreign varieties planted at Vina are
the Berger, White Chasselas, Reisling and the
Napoleon for white wines, and the Zinfandel
and Trousseau for clarets. The vinevard is di
vided into fields of 500 acres each. Every mod
ern appliance for the manufacture of wine is
provided by the Senator, but the product is far
from choice. The cellars at Vina are large.and
tbe nlant is capable of handling 400 tons of
grapes per day, an equivalent of 12,000 tons, or
24,000,000 pounds, for the season.
SWITCH ON TOP.
Stocks Dnll nnd Easy With No Mntcrlal
Chances In Prices.
Tbe stock market yesterday was dull and
featureless, tbe total sales amounting to only
4S4 shares, of which 181 were Philadelphia Gas,
110 Central Traction and 140 Switch and Signal.
The latter was stronger on favorable reports at
tbe company's meeting, the proceedings of
which are given elsewhere. Electric fell off a
trifle, in the absence of outside demand.
Tractions and the passers were about steady.
Bids and offers were:
STOCKS. -Hid. Asled. Bid. Asked.
Philadelphia Co..". 36 X 36U S7
Central Traction :.. 22 M3 22? ....
Citizens Traction 70J
Pittsburgh Traction... 49 49!.
LaJloraMInlcsr Co.... H 1
Westlngbonee Electric. 46 47j 47)4 47M
U. Switch i Signal Co. 23M ail 23X 23J
In tbe morning 184 shares of Philadelphia
Gas sold at S&A, 5U Electric at 47, 10 Central
Traction at 2 100 at 22K, and 100 Switch and
Signal at 23U.
At tbe afternoon call 40 shares Switch and
Signal sold at 23Ji.
Henry W. Long sold 200 share Electric at 47,
and 100 Central Traction at 225
The total sales of stocks at N.ew York yester
day were 152,365 shares, including Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western. 14,900: Erie, 4,300;
Lake Shore, 4.300; Lonisville and Nashville,
0.300; Northwestern, 300; Reading. 34,000; St.
Paul, 27,400: Union Pacific, 3,400; Western
UP TO THE AYERAGE.
Local DfoiiCT Matters Continue to Move
'Along Smoothly nnd Quietly.
The money market was very quiet yesterday
so far as applications for loans were concerned,
but checking and depositing were up to the
average of tho past two months or more. There
was no chance in rates, which were quoted at
56. A steady Imnrovement is expected from
this time on. The Clearing House report Indi
cated a large volume of trade, the exchanges
being $1,7751193 68 and the balances $205,755 19.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 2&03 per cent; last loan, 2 per cent;
closed offered at 2J per cent. Prime mercantile
paper, 4KK- . Sterling exchange dull but
steady at $4 85Ji for 60-day bills and $4 88J for
Closing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
..... .. .11 i.f..
an eigmn on ciua. .
U.S. 44s. reg-
V. S. 4Ss. coups....
U.S. 4s, rep '.
U.S. 43,1907. coops
Currency, epercent. 1895 res.
Currency, 6 per cent. 1898 reir.,
wurreuc7, pui-w, wiqi.
Currency, epercent, loss reg.....
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Bales to-uay oi o.wu registered 4s at 108,
LOOO coupon 4s at 129J and 2,000 registered is at
New Yobk Clearings $144,353,011; balances
Boston Clearings, $15,140,975; balances,
$1,975,185. Money2 per cent.
PHttADKUHTA Clearings, $12,775,689: bal
BALTraoRSClearlngs,' $?,080,SSl;fr balances, '
Chicago Money unchanged- Bank -clearings,
ON THE DOWN GRADE.
Oil Seeks a Lower Level In Spite of Balllsa
The oil market yesterday was the dullest of
the year. Trading was very light all round
and the range of prices very narrowscarcely
sufficient to give dealers a chance to turn an
honest penny. The first price was 8 the
highest of the day. From this f point the mar
ket sold down to 90. tbefiowest. Toward the
close the feeling was a little stronger and tbe
auotatlon was advanced to D1J. Tbe fintl
gures were 91H. A radical change is looked
for during the month, but whether it will be
for better or worse is an unsoluable problem.
Tbe situation was never more bullish.
A. RMcGrew quotes puts at 90e to 90Jic;
The following taolMsorreciea oyUe"Wltt Ull
worth. broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Kliln
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc t
Tuno. liild.Ak. Time. I Did. I Alt.
12:15 F. X....
12:30 r. is....
12:43 P. x....
1:00 P. X...
1:15 r. X....
1:30 P. x....
1:45 P. x....
1:30 P. X....
2:45 P. X....
Opened. 91Jc: algnct, Sle: lowest. 90Sc:
Dally runs M.759
Average rnns 42.518
Dally sainments 86,002
Average shipment 06,517
Dallv earners - 12,693
Average cnarters ,,. 4'.68
Mew York closed at Si;c
Oil City closea at914c.
brodrora closed at 01t--
titw York, renned. 1. 10c
London. reUned. STgit.
Antwerp, reflneu, rXf.
Other OJI Markets.
OHi Crrr. March 12. National transit cer
tificates opened. 91Vic; highest, 91c; lowest,
91c; closed. 91Jic
Bradford. March 12. National transit cer
tificates opened at OlJc; closed at 91c; highest,
91c; lowest, 91c.
TmjsvnxE, March 12. National transit cer
tificates opened at 9l)c: highest, 91c: lowest,
90c: closed, OlJc.
New York. March 12. Petroleum to-day
was dull, trading very light and fluctuations
confined within a,narrow range. Tbe market
opened firm at 91c, and after sagging off to
9dc rallied on small buying orders and closed
nrmat91c Sales, 325,000 barrels.
A Good BnyinBT and Renting Demand for
City and finbnrbnn Property.
There was a repetition of the usual occur
rences at the real estate offices yesterday, there
being a good buying as well as renting demand.
Sales reported are noted below:
Black & Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
f or W. H. Handlon to A. M. Neeper a house
and lot on the corner of Howe and Bellefont
streets, East End, being a two-story frame
dwelling of seven rooms, with lot 59x100 feet,
for $2,500. They also placed a mortgage of $800
for three vears at 6 per cent on a farm of 60
acres in Westmoreland county.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold another new brick
bouse of nine rooms, No. 216 Coltart square,
lot 35x00. These bouses are near the cable
line and within 15 minutes' ride of City HalL
Mellon Bros, sold to Margaret A. Holwell lot
No. 65, In Mellon's plan of McCllntock place,
for $500. i
Ewlng & Byers, No. 107 Federal street, sold
for Algeo Brothers to Mrs. Elizabeth Graham.
a two-story brick house of seven rooms and
hall, with all modern conveniences; being No.
54 Boyle street, corner Hemlock street, Third
ward, Allegheny, for $5,500.1
John F. Baxter sold lot No., 133, Bank of
Commerce addltlon,Brushton station, frontage
of 40 feet on Frankstown avenue, bv 140 to a 20
foot alley, to M. M. Boswnrtb, for $700.
Baltenspergcr fc Williams, 154 Fourth ave
nue, sold for Milton L. Crowe to Miss E. L
Berkwith. a two-stnry frame dwelling of six
rooms, being No. 2 Rolla street, Second ward,
Allegheny City, for $2,000 cash.
Mellon Bros, sold to J. L. Moore a lot 25x100
on Negley avenue, between Stanton and Jack
son, for 500. Mr. Moore will build a residence
for himself on this property in the spring.
A COLD WAVE
Strikes Wall Street and Depresses Stocks
The Market WitbontSpecIalFeatnre,
bnt Everything SIIghtlrLowcr
Railroad BondsQaiet. ,
- New York, March 12. The stock market
to-day was dull and stupid throughout, with
very little movement in prices, and after the
first hour a general Bagging tendency, which'
bad the effect of leaving most shares to-night
slightly lower than last evening. The copper
sensation has ceased to have any effect upon
the stock market, and this morning, notwith
standing that the advices from tbe other side
in that matter were very favorable, there was
no response to the good news. The covering of
shorts, which was so marked a feature yester
day afternoon, was lacking to-day, and In the
absence of any disposition to buy. tbere was
nothing to hold quotations outside of the usual
small demand, and while there was on the other
band no inclination to hammer prices. the
market sank into intense dullness, and prices
after the first spurt sagged off slowly and be
The waiting disposition seems to have again
taken bold of the local operators, and after the
price of coal has been settled and the meetings
of tbe Illinois Central and the St. Paul direct
ors are over and we have heard of the final in
tention of Commissioner Walker there may be
a more decided character to the speculation.
There was considerable Irregularity to the
movements within tbe narrow limits, and while
St. Paul was stubbornly held there was some
weakness In tbe afternoon In New England,
and during the earlier hours Lackawanna and
Manhattan lost a point. Pullman also retired
2 per cent on an insignificant business. Read
ing, St. Paul and Lackawanna were the only
stocks showing any animation in tbe regular
list, but Cotton Oil was again very active, and
after a drop of 1 per cent remained in the
neighborhood of its lowest figure for tbe re
mainder of the day. The movements in the
others were entirely insignificant.
The opening prices were generally from 14 to
per cent above their figures of last evening,
and this advantage was further improved in
tbe early trading by small fractional advances,
which, however, in no tase exceeded J per
cent. St. Paul was tbe only really active
stock, thoueh Reading, Lackawanna and New
Entrland afterward camo to tho front. Tbe
strong tone disappeared after tbe first demand
was satisneo, ana me list was quicKiy orougm
down to below the opening figures, after which
the most intense dullness marked the trading
and stagnation became the leading characteris
tic of tbe market. Lonisville and Nashville
showed some strength and New England de
clined somewhat in the afternoon, but no otber
feature was shown and the close was dull and
steady, generally at slight fractions under the
opening figures. The final changes are irregu
lar, but declines are In a majority, though, ex
cept in the case of Pullman, which lost 2 per
cent, the changes are for fractional amounts
Railroad bonds were quiet, and. like tbe
stock market, were irregular with but slight
changes in quotations and no marked features
of any kind. There was some animation in the
Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western converti
bles and the Louisville. New Albany and Chi
cago seconds, but while tbe total sales reached
$1,207,000, there was no special activity in
either. Tbe advances In the list include Har
lem firsts, $ to 134.
Tbe following table shows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth a venne:
Open- High- .Low- Clos
ing, esu est. lng.
Am. Cotton Oil 57 56
Atch.. Top. i 8. F.. 5154 Sl 60 50J5
Canadian Pacific 49)4 49& 49M H
(Janada Southern 5314 53 Si !j 53
Central of Heir Jersey. 9Vi 94JJ 94$ HH
Chesapeake Ohio ... KM U 16V 16)4
C. Bur. 4 Qulncy.... .mix 101! iOOH !004
C, Mil. St. Paul... 63X 63 S 63 63K
C, illl.&St. P.. pr.... 99J 99- 99X 99)4
C, Koct 1. A 1". io'A SiH 95 95
C, St. L. Pitts 17
C, it. L. tl'ltts. pf. 39
C St. P.. M. & 0 4 SSX 32 32 lli
C, St. P..M. &.O.. pr. 92)4
.& Northwestern.. ..leiiif '0M .106)4 106H
C.iorthwcsteru, ptrnji 137M 137( 13i)t
O.C. C. Al 70J 70)4 70 091,
Col. Coal & Iron 32
Col. & Hoctlng Val 25
Uel., L. W 139)4 139 13S 138K
Del. & Hudson I32H Ul 131H 11I
Denver JtBloCJ 15
Denver JblUoU., pr. ,. 42
E.T., Va.4Ua... 9J
E. T.,Va. 4 Oa.. 1st pf 69
K. T Va. Ga. 2d pf. 22
Illinois Central .... 110
Lake Erie .tWeitern.. 17H 17)4 11 H 17)4
Lake Erie & West. pr. ' 15M
Lake Shore & M. S 102H 10294' 102 102
Louisville & Nashville. SOU 6034 60 60)4
Mobile Ohio 11 11 11 10
llo.. K. ATexai , K
MlHonrl Pacific 72 72 71)4 7JH
New York Central. .'. ..'. 10!4
. Y.. L. E. V ..23V IS 2S54 2th
N. X., L. E. 4 W.prel S3V( 6SW 63 67K
n. v., c. &st l , jsy nx m lsjj
N. X., U 4 St. L. pf .. , 72
N.Y., C. 4Bt.L.2dpf "41
N.Y4N. E ,.u46H 46K ,45)4 45K
N.Y..O. &AY ,16ft lft ug J3X
Norfolk 4 Western1... ,V i. i"
Worrell 4 Western, pr OH
Northern Pacific. ..'... ....
Northern Pacific pref. 60tf MX
Oblo&HIuUwIppl..... SB'S 2S
Oregon Improvement. W4 MX
Oregon Traascon saw H
Pacific Mall..'. Zlii 37X
Peo. Dee. 4 Kvans.
Phlladel. 4 Beading.. U7i 45
Pullman Palace Car. ..197 197
Richmond 4 W. P. Tr.. 2X MX
Richmond 4 W.P.T.pf
St. Paul Allaluth
Mt. Panl 4 Dalnth pf.
St. P., Minn. 4 Man
St. L. 4 Ban Fran 24X 243
St. L. 4 San Fran pf.. 62 63)4
St. L. 4 San P.lit pf.
Texas Pacific 20 SIX
Union Pacific 65 65)4
Wabah preferred 26J4 20)4
Weitern Union........ S3! J 80)4
Wheeling 4 L. E 64)4 6K
A Strong Opening, Followed by u'Rnn, Cop
Boston, March 12. The opening of to-day's
market was fairly strong, but tbe tone changed
immediately to weakness, and San Diego land
shared with the coppers the honor of leading
Atch. 4Top. R.B... 51
Boston 4 Albany.. .214
Boiton 4 Maine 168
C U. 40. 100H
Clnn. San. 4 Cleve. 24)4
Eastern B. B 83)4
Eastern R. It. 6s 123
flint 4 Pen M. nfd. 97
Mexican Cen. com.. 13V
Al. C, IstMort. bds. 70
N. X. 4Newng... 4554
N. Y.4Newng 7s.l28ft
Old Colony 171
Rutland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central, com... 15)4
Calumet 4 Hecla....235
ell Telephone 225
Boston Land 7
Water Power 7H
San Diego 26X
" Philadelphia Stocks.
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney 4 Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad -544 54)4
Reading Railroad 22 6-15 22 7-17
BuSalo, Pittsburg and Western 1214 12
Lehigh Valley ......' HH 64ft
Lehigh Navigation 52 ....
Allegheny Valley bonds 113U
U. Co.'s New Jersey iZiH ....
Northern Pacific 26ft K'4
Northern Pacific preferred 61 61ft
New Yoke. March 12. Mining stocks
closed: Caledonia 295; Consolidated California
and Virginia, 762; Commonwealth, 00; Dead
wood T, 160; El Cristo, 220; Gould and Curry,
250; Hale and Norcross, 380: Homestake. 1,000;
Horn Silver, 100: Mexican, 340; Ophlr,525; Sav
age. 280; Sierra Nevada, 290: Silver Corn. 100;
Sullivan. 110; Union Consolidated, 350; Yellow
New Yobk, March 12. Buyers are cautious,
because of the large quantity of ginghams that
are thrown upon the market at slaughter
prices. A drive in five fine diess ginghams of
thelOKc grade was made to-Uay by, TeflXWel
ler & Co. at TJic, at which price tbe goods were
rapidly absorbed. Business with agents con
tinues moderate, but prices are unchanged,
and for tbe most part firm. There is no Indlca.
tlon of agents yielding. The tone is slightly
firmer in some directions.
Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate.
Dr. Price, of tbe White Star S. S. Germanic,
says: "I bave prescribed it in my practice
among the passengers traveling to and from
Europe, in this steamer, and tbe result has
satisfied me that if taken in time, it will, in a
great many cases, prevent seasickness."
THE NATIONAL REMEDY, PRAISED BY ALL
Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness
Positively eared by
LITTLE HOP PILLS,
The People's Favoriie Liver Pills.
They act slowly, but surely, do not gripe, and
their effect is lasting; the fact is they have no
equal. Small dose: Dig 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 $L
The HOP PILL CO., New London, CI.
Hop Ointment cures and makes chapped
rough, redskin soft and clear. 25 and 50c.
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week In
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
WHOLES ALEIXCLUSI VELY .
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield St.
CAPITAL. . . - . $200,000 00.
EDWARD HOUSE, Prcst
JAMES P. SPEEB, Vice Frest
sel-k35-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
is a straw that shows -which -way the
wind blows. Although the spring sea
son can hardly be said to have yet bom
mencedKeech's large store presents a
scene of unusual activity. Early buyers
from all parts of the city and country
are pouring in to make their selections of
and in each case they can rely on receiv
ing better value for their money than at
any other store in the city. If you in
tend to move on April 1, or refurnish
your house, you will act judiciously by
making your purchases, now, and, there
by avoid the big rush that -will surely fol
low within a few weeks.
Goods Sold for Cash or on Easy
923 and 925 Penn Ave.,
Near Ninth Stbeet.
Open Saturdays till 10 r. M. mhl-arvvr
Bronzes and Clocks
FOR THIS WEF.K.
THE J. P. SMITH,
LampiGIass & China Co,
935 Penh Avenue.
D1T GOODS Ml UK
An Active Mbyement in Butter and
Eggsi-Hew Maple Syrnp
PDTS IN ITS FIRST APPEARANCE.
Whitewash at Grain Iicliange, Markets
LAED AND MESS P0KK TEND IIPWAED
Office ok tub Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
Tuesday, March 12. 1839. S
Country Frodnce Jobbing Prices.
Tbere continues to be an active movement in
eggs and butter, but prices are unchanged. In
fact, creamery butter is a shade easier than
last week. Tbe retirement of butterlne has
largely Increased the volume of butter sales.
But it appears that there is enough and to
spare In tbe land of the old-fashioned
product of tbe churn. Full cream cbeese
is active and firm. Low grades, together with
Sweitzer and Limburger, are slow. Goshen
cheese brings almost as good prices as the best
domestic Sweitzer. The new crop of maple
syrup begins to show up in good, shape. A.
Liberty street commission merchant received
yesterday a large consignment from Trumbull
county, Ohio, which did not wait long for cus
tomers. Erlces are SI and 81 10 per gallon.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, Sl32c; Ohio do,
2628c: fresh dairy packed, 2U23c: country
rolls 2023c; Chartlers Creamery Co. butter,
Beaks Choice medium, 82 002 10: choice
Beeswax 2323c ?) & for choice; low grade,
UiDEK-M3and refined, $8 607 50; cotnmon,
S3 504 00; crab elder. S3 008 SO ?) barrel;
elder vinegar, 10 12c 1 gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c:
New York, fall make, 1213c: Limburger,
HKc; domestic Sweitzer cheese, HK12Kc -
Dries Peas $1 431 SO S1 bushel; split do,
2K3J4c f Jk.
Egos 15016c dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, tl 502 00 ?! barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 24c 1 ft; cranberries, 8S 00
? barrel; $2 402 SO per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese. 5060c; No. 1
do.. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c 1 Si.
Hominy 82 652 75 9? barrel.
Honey New crop, l&17c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, S540e ?) bnshel; ?2 50
2 75-for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer-
Poultry Live thickens, 6575c $ pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c 9 pound; turkeys, 13
15c, dressed, flpound; ducks, lire, 80S5c fl
pair; dressed, l14c f) 'pound; geese, 1015o
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Bs to bushel. S6S
bushel; clover, large English. 62 tts, S6 25;
clover, Alslke, 83 50; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fis, $1 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 fis, 1 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fis, SI 20:
orchard grass. 14 fis, $2 00: red top, 14 fis, SI 00:
millet, 50 fis, $1 25: German millet, 50 fis, 12 00;
Hungarian grass. 48 fis, 82 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per fi.
Tallow Country, 4k5c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
3 50 'jft box; common lemons, 2 75 fl box; Mes
sina oranges, $2 603 50 box; Florida oranges.
S3 504 50 box; Valencia oranges, f ancv, 50
7 50 f? case: Malaga grapes, to 507 00 $
per keg; bananas, 82 00 firsts: SI 60, good
seconds, ft bunch: cocoanuts, S4 001 50 fl
hundred: new figs, 1214c fl pound; dates, 5K
6c fl pound.
Vegetables Celery. 4050c doz. bunches:
cabbages, S3 0004 00 fl 100: onions, 50c fl bushel;
Spanish onions. 7590c fl crate; turnips,- 80
40c H bushel. - "
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2122c; choice
Eio, 2021c; prime Hio, 20c; fair Rip, 18K19e;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracalbo, 22023c;
Mocha. 30K3IKc; Santos.U922c: Caracas
coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 20K22c: La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades, 2628c; old Government Java,
bulk, S2K33Kcj Maracaibo, 2728Kc; Santos,
2324c; peaberry. 27c: peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice Rio, 25c: prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Vc; ordinary, 21Hc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 8c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test. 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8jc; headlight, 150, 8Kc: water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine,
Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c: prime sugar syrup, 8033c; strict
ly prime, 3335c;-new maple syrup, S11 10. -
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 48c; me
dinm. 4oc; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 8X4c; bl-carb in $.
6?fc: bi-carb. assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, l?c;lo granulated, 2c.
CANDLES-Stari full weight, 10K stearlne,
per set, 8Kct parafflne, ll12c
Rice Head,' Carolina, 77Vc: choice, 6J
7c: prime, 5JJ6Jic; Louisiana, 66Kc '
Starch Pearl 3c: cornstarch, 5k7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon
don layers. S3 10; JTalifornia London layers,
$2 50; Muscatels, $2 25: California Muscatels;
SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7V7Kc; sultana, 8Kc; currants, new, 4Jf ?5Kc;
Turkey prunes, new, 4J5c; French prunes,
813c: Salonlca prunes. In 2 fi packages, 8c:
cocoanuts, per 100, SO 00: almonds, Lan., per fi,
20c; do Ivlca, 19cj do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12Ji15c; Sicily Alberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12K
ltfc; new dates. 6K6c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per fi. 2122c; lemon
peel, per fi, S1314c; orange peel; 12c.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per fi, 6c;
apples, evaporated. 664;c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lSc; peaches, evaporated,
pared. 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted. 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blacKberries, 78c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 7c; powdered, 7c; granu
lated, 77c; confectioners' A, TJc; standard
A.6jKc: solt whites, 6Kc: yellow, choice,
6XbKc; yellow, good, t$i6c; yellow, fair,
6u; yellow, dark, oc
Pickles Medinm, bbls. (L200), 84 75; me
diums, half bbls (GOO). S2 85.
SALT-No. 1 ft bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, ft bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, $1 20;
Higgles Eureka, i bu sacks, 82 80; Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 fi pockets, 83 00.
Canned Goods Standard pearnes. SI 30
1 90; 2ds, 81 301 3-5: extra peaches, SI 501 90;
pie peaches, 90c: finest corn, 81 001 50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cSl 00; lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c: marrowfat peas, SI 10I 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
82 75; damson plums, 05c: greengages, 81 25;
egg plums, 82 00; California pears. 82 50: do
greengages, S2 00: .do egg plums. 82 00: extra
white cherries, 82 90: red cherries, 2fis, 90c;
raspberries, 81 156)1 40; strawberries. SI 10;
gooseberries, 81 2001 30; tomatoes. 8292c;
salmon. 1-fi, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c; uc
cotash, 2-fi cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fis,
81 251 50; corn beef, 2-fi cans, 81 75; 14-fi cans,
813 50: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 fi,
81 751 80; mackerel, 1-fi cans, broiled, ,81 50;
sardines, domestic, 5i. 84 154 50; sardines,
domestic y&, S3 253 50: sardines, imported,
Jis. Sll 50lS 50; sardines, imported, K. 818 00;
sardines, mustard, 84 00; sardines, spiced. S4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 836 ft
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, 810: extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 832; extra No. 1 do. messed, 836;
No. 2 shore mackerel, S21. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c ft.; do medium George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's codJn blocks, 67a Herrine
Round shore, 85 00 ft bbl.; split, $7 00; lake S2 50
ft 100-a. half bbl. White fish, S7 ft 100-fi. half
bbl. Lake trout, 85 50 ft half bbl. Finnan
hadders. 10c ft fi. Icelanu halibut. 13c ft fi.
Buckwheat Flour 22Jfl fi.
Oatmeal IC 306 60 ft nbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5S60c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Gmin, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts, bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 43 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, 6 cars of flour, 2 of middlings. 9 of hay,
2 of malt, 1 of bran, 1 of barley. By Pittsburg.
Cincinnati and St. Louis, 3 cars of bran, 6 of
hay, 3 of corn, fi of barley, 2 ot oats, 1 of flonr,
1 of feed. By .Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of hay.
By Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of hay. There
were were no sales on call. Both at tbe Ex
change and on curbstones buyers are inclined
to hold'off on present drooping markets.. Tbe
whole drift of cereals is toward a lower level of
prices, and the band to mouth policy is pur
sued; and will be by retail dealers until trade
is more settled. May wheat went down to95c
to-day in Chicago. Flour jobbers are by 110
means happy over tbe situation. The best
patent spring wheat flour could be bought in
Pittsburg to-day at S6 30 in carload lots.
Wholesale grocers report no reduction in prices,
but, unless a bull movement comes soon, flour
Is bound to bave a fall.
IIWHEAT-Jobbine prices No. 2 red, $103
Corn No. 2 yellow,ear,4041c: high mixed
ear,39X40c; No- 1 yellow, shelled, 33039c;
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 37K03SC; hlzb mixed,
shelled. 36037c: mixed, shelled, 35036c,
Oats No. 2 white, 3232Kc; extra, No, 8.31
S31Kc;No.3 white, 3030c: No. 2 mixed, 25
RYE-No. 1 Western, 60 61c; No. 2, o55Gc
BARLEY No. 1 Canada. 959bc: No. 2 Cana
da. 858c; No. 8 Canada, 70072c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, SS 50
06 75rspring patents,S6757 00: fancy straight,
winter and spring. So 756 00; clear winter,
S5 2505 50; straight XXXXbakers,-J5 0005 25.
Rye flour, fl 00, .
MrLLFBEB-SCMdliBgg, ,flaelwbe,-!S 88 .
20 m W toai-Mown -mraiWBHjs,- ii ww w;
winter wheat bran, 11 76015 26; chop feed,
815 00018 00.
HAY-Baled timothy, choice, S15 06015 26:
No. 1 do, Sll 25014 50: No. a do. 812 00013 00;
looie from wagon, 818 00020 00: No. X upland
prairie. 89 75010 00; No. 2, 86 0008 60: packing
do. 86 6007 00. t
STRAW-Oats. 88 0008 25; wheat and rye
straw, 7 0007 25. '
A firmer tone to all hoc nroducts is reported.
Lard and mess pork, have already been ad
vanced in Chicago. A rise will be due nere at
the weekly meeting Saturday.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c; sugar-cured bams, small.
lie: sugar-cured breakfast-bacon, 10c; sugar-
cured shoulders, S.c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c: sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c:sugar-cnred dried beef
rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 7c: bacon clear
sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies. 8c: dry salt
shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides. 7c Mesa
pork, heavy, Sll 00; mess pork, family, Sll 50.
Lard Refined in tierces, 7c: half barrels, TJc;
60-fi tnbs, 7c: 20 fi pails, 7c; 50-fi tin can
7Hc;3-fi tin palls, TMc; 5-fitln paili, 7c; 10-fi
tin pails, 7Kc Smoked sausage, long, 5c;large,
5c Fresh pork links. Sc. Pigs feet, naif barrel,
83 75; quarter barrel. SI 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fis,
6c; 650 to 650 fis, 6c: 650 to 750 fis, 6Kc Sheep,
7c ft fi. Lambs. 8Kc ft fi- Hogs. 6c
Wotice'1i9 hereby given that the following ac
connts of executors, administrators, gnardlans
and trustees have been duly examined and passed
in the Register's office, and will be presented to the
Orphans' Court for confirmation and allowance on
Monday. April 1, 1889
Uo. 1. Final account of Caroline Schwab, ad
ministratrix or the estate of Peter Schwab, de
ceased. Filed February 2, 1889.
Nn. 2. tfliuil fLprnnnt nt th Hafh Denoslt Com
pany of Pltubnrfr. administrator of tbe estate of
saranj. uoiaiuorp, aeceasea. jiueu jcdiuu
No. a. Final seeonnt of the Bafa Denoslt Com
pany of PltUbnrr, administrator of the estate of
samueixi. trotumorp, ueceaseu. xueu xcuiuw;
No. 4. Final account of Jacob B. Hnbley. ex
ecutor of will of Mary A. Hubley, deceased. Filed
February i. 1889.
Nn. !L Final aermlnt of Andrew Brethawer.
gnardlan of William M. Hoggs. Filed February
Nn. A. Final arrnnntnf M. K. Alexander, ad'
mlnlstratrlx of the estate of Ella A. Irwin, de
ceased. Filed Februarys. 1880.
No. 7. Final account of John Westbead, ex
ecutor or the will or Albert juaitoy, aeeeaiea.
Filed February 4, 1889.
Ho. 8. Final account of Loalsa Simpson, ad
ministratrix of estate of Sarah Simpson, deceased.
Filed February 4, 1839.
Nn. 0. Hrnnrt nartlal aeronnt of Otto KrebS
and John N. Heeb, executors of the will of John
Voevtlr. Kr.. dereaxed. Filed Febrnarv 4. 1889.
Ho. 10. Final account or John U. Meyer, guar
dian of Amelia uelsner. Filed February 5. 189.
No. 11. Final account of John Moody, adminis
trator ortne estate or Airrea jr. inrner. aeceueu.
Filed FehrnarrK. 1889.
No. 12. Account of John Murphy, guardian of
nary lionise Lrougiass, now xiervej. x ucu icj
ruarys, 1889. . .
No. 13. Final account or W.J. Canning and Ad
dison Canning, executors ofthewlllor Rebecca K.
('innlm- deceased. Filed Febrnarv 6. 1889.
No. 14. Account ofK. H. Lafferty. administrator
or me estate or wiuiam ianeny, aeceisea. js ueu
No. IS. Account orwilllaro Slater, administrator
of tbe estate of Dorothea Miller, deeased. Filed
j euruary li, lasu.
No. 16. Final account of Mary A. Hunter, ad
ministratrix of the estate of Mary A. Snmmerwell,
rtereacprt- Filed Fehrnarr 1L 1A39.
No. 17. Final account of T. McK. Cook, admin
istrator of the estate or Ueorge A.UooE, deceased.
Filed February 11, 1889.
No. 18. Final account of James U. Davis, ad
mlnlstratorortheestateor Joseph K. Hughes, de
ceased. Filed February 7, 1889.
No. 19. .Final account or David H. Chambers,
administrator ofthe estate of John Chambers, de
ceased. Filed Februarys. 1889.
No. 'Si. Partial account of William Alderson
and Matthew Thrower, executors or the will or
Thomas Alderson, deceased. 1 ilea eoruary 7.
No. 21. Final account or Kobert McMUlIn and
J. F. Diffenbacher, executors or the will or James
McMUlIn. deceased. Filed Febrnarv 7. 1839.
No. 22. Final account or Barbara UocharC ad
ministratrix ortne estate or atartin uocnart, ae
ceased. Filed Febrnarv 9. 1889.
No. 23. Final account or Joseph J. Bender, ex
ecutor or tne win oi .aiaryju. wmison, aeceasea.
Filed February 11, 1889.
No. 24. Final account or J. H. Sorr. guardian
or Elizabeth Becker. Filed February E, 1889.
No. 23. Final account or J. M. Parkinson, guar
dian or Charles C, Frank F. and Nellie A. Under
wood. Filed February 12. 1889.
No. 26. Final account or John Payton. executor
or the will or Mary Welsh, deceased. Filed Feb
ruary li 1889.
No. 27. Final account or J. P. Mc Williams,
gnardian or Nancy Hough. Filed February 13,
No. 28. Final account or John Breltenbaeh, ex
ecutor or the will or Frederick Reltzel, deceased.
Filed February 13, 1389.
No. 29. Partial account or Francis Allen and
Jane Beatty. executors or the will or John Beatty,
deceased. Filed Febnary 13, 1889.
No. 30. Final account ot William Hartman.
guardian or Andrew McB. Campbell. Filed Feb
ruary 14, 1389.
No. 31. Partial account or William J. Kothrum,
guardian of William C Albert K. and John C
Bothrum. Filed February W. 1889.
No. 32. Flnar account or Charles F. Schwarz,
guardian of Willie Wlnterhalter. Filed February
No. 33. Account or Joseph C. Dlttmar. admin
istrator d. b. n. c. t. a. orxhomas D. Powell, de
ceased. Filed February 16. 1889.
No. 34. Final account or Annie W. Henderson,
administratrix e. t. a. of Jlarla B. Henderson, de
ceased. Filed February 16, 1889.
N o. 35. Final account of William Yung, execu
tororthewlll or Elizabeth Yung, deceased. Filed
No. 36. Account or John It. McCune, deceased,
late guardian or Flnley Hall Lloyd, stated by Mary
H. McCune, administratrix or his estate. Filed
February 20, 1389.
No. 37. Account or John K. McCune, deceased,
late guardian of Davison Lloyd, stated by Mary H.
McCune, administratrix of his estate. Filed Feb
ruary 2C, 1889.
No. 38. Account of John B. McCune. deceased,
administrator of estate of Martha Hanna, de
ceased, stated by Mary II. McCune, administra
trix of hlb estate. Filed February SO, 1839.
No. 39. Account of John O. Bryant, adminis
trator d. b. n. of estate of Martha Hanna, de
ceased. Filed February 2a 1889.
No. 40. Final account ofGeorge Lang, executor
of the will of Dorothea Fisher, deceased. Filed
February 20, 1889.
No. 41. Final account or Albert P. McKenery,
administrator of the estate or John Warensrord,
deceased. Filed February 20, 1SS9.
No. 42. Final account ofFred Colwer, guardian
or David Koester. Filed February 2a 1889.
No. 43. Final account or James P. Qulnn, guar
dian or George B. Ede Filed February 21, 1389.
No. 44. Final account or Thomas M. MeCor
mlck and James E. Wilson, administrators or
estate or James E. McCormlck, deceased. Filed
February 21, 1839.
No. 43. Final account or Tbomas A. Noble,
executor or the will or John Barns, deceased.
Filed February 23, 1389.
No. 46. Final account or George Schwan. ex
ecutor or the will or Henry Schwan, deceased.
Filed February23, 1889.
No. 47. First account or Anna Mary Auday and
Nancy Metzgar, executrixes or the win or Louisa
C. Auday, deceased. Filed February 23, 1889.
No. 48. Final account or Charles a. Crawford,
administrator of tbe estate of John B. E. Blchard
son, deceased. Filed February 23, 1SS9.
No. 49. Final account or Frank Wllbert, ex
ecutor or the will or Jacob Wllbert. deceased.
Filed February 25, 1339.
No. 60. Final account or Joseph Ford, guar
dian or Henry A. Daewerltz. Filed February 25,"
No. 51. Final account or Clara Fromme, admin
istratrix or the estate of Bernbard Fromme, de
ceased. Filed February 25, 1339.
No. 52. Final account of George Esbman. trus
tee In partition of estate of Mary Nino, deceased.
Filed Febrnary 25, 1889.
No. 53. Final account or Charles G. MUner, ad
ministrator or the estate of 1). C Holmes, de
ceased. Filed February 25, 1889.
No. M. Account or Anna Kels. administratrix
or the estate of Jonn Kels, deceased. Filed Feb
ruary 25, 1889.
No. 5.5. Account of George Hotmelster, guardian
of Anna E. llofmelster. Filed February 27, 1889.
No. 56. FlnalacconntorF.il. Eggers and John
H. Mueller, executors of the will of John C.
Flelner. deceased. Filed February 23. 1889.
No. 57. Partial account of James Godfrey, co
executor of the will of J. P. Smith, deceased.
Filed February 23, 1389.
No. 53. Final account of Ida McGeary, adminis
tratrix of estate or Marshall H. McGeary, de
ceased. Filed February 2S.1889.
No. 59. Second account of B. F. Jones, guardian
of Thomas C Jones. Filed -March 1, 1839.
No. GO. Final account or IS. F. Jones, guardian
ofGeorge W. Jones, minor, now deceased. Filed
March 1, 1889.
Mo. 61. Final account of James A. Johnston,
administrator of estate of Strlckler Demuth, de
ceased. Filed March 1. 18S9.
No. 62. Account of B. C Slocum, administrator
or estate or George E. blocuu, deceased. Filed
March 1, 18S9.
No. 63. Final account or Mary Ann Abbott, ad
ministratrix or estate or John Abbott, deceased.
Filed March 1. 1889.
' No. 64. iecond account or James C Pierce, ex
ecutor or the will of Mary V. Power, deceased.
Filed March 1, ISS9.
No. 65. Final account orS.E. Stewart,trustee In
partition of tbe estate of Sarah Klrby, deceased.
Filed March L 1889.
No. 68. Final account of J. C Deer, guardian of
Charles Gallasher. Filed March 1, 18S9.
No. 67. Account orK. M. Holland, administra
tor or estate or Eliza V. Diller, deceased. Filed
March 1. 1889. S. P. CONNER.
Pittsburg, March 1. 1889. Beglster.
OFFICE OF THE CLEKK OF ORPHANS' COURT.
Notice Is hereby given that the following ac
counts of trustees have been duly examined and
passed In tbe Clerk's office and will be presented
to tbe Orphans' Court for confirmation and allow
ance on MONDAY. April 1. 1889.
No. 63. Account of George W. Lyon, trustee
under the will or John Lyon, deceased. Filed
.No. 69. Sixth account or James Dickson, sur
viving executor and trustee under will or James
Flnlay, deceased. Filed Febrnary 9. 1889.
No. 70. Seventh account of II. and J. P. Hanna,
trustees under will or Thomas Hanna, deceased.
Filed February 21, 1889.
No. 71. Eighth account or J: P.Qneen. trustee or
the estate or Benjamin Trimble, deceased. Filed
February 21. 1889.
No. 72. Final account of H. Sellers McKee, trus
tee under tbe will or Frederick Mcee, deceased.
Filed March 1, 1839.
Pittsbdbo, March 1, 1839.
3AMUFX P. CONNER.
Clerk or Orphans' Court.
IN THE ORPHANS' COUBT.
Creditors, heirs and all other persons Interested
are hereby notified that an audit list will be made
op of above mentioned accounts (except guai-
Tdlans) which shall show balances for. dlstributlna)
and all accounts to which exception snail oe niraE
andtbat suehaudlt list will he taken up on How a
day,' April 13. 1889, and continue thereafter factf?
dv (Saturday and Sunday excented) until tha
wbole list shall have been disposed of. -J3
. P. CONNER. "5
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