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, THE MABKET BASKET.
Fisli and Oysters Continue Active at
.' ' Expense of Meats.
NEW VEGETABLES IN GOOD DEMAND
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(Eggs and Creamery Butter DownPoultry
Higher and Firm.
IEKT "QUIETING TO FLOKAL LINES
office of pittsbubo Dispatch,
office "Feidat Mircn 22, issa. I
Visit to the meat stalls of Diamond Mar
ket developed no new ieatures in the week's
trade. Prices have undergone no change.
Choice cuts sell for the same price as they
did last fall when 1,500-pound steers
brought S30 more than they brine to-day. On
tbo rougher portions of beef, batchers are
ready to make concessions on prices rather than
lose a customer. The low prices of boiling
meat, bides and tallow, they claim compels
them to keep up prices on choice cats.
Said an old time stockman a day or two ago:
"American people are determined to have the
best of the beef at any cost and hence batchers
find it bard to dispose of the low grade meat
which makes up the principal part of the
There is no let-up to the active trade in fish
and oyster lines. It is very evident without re
ferring to the , calendar that Lent is fully on,
from the activity of trade in the products of
the great deep. There are fewer fresh fish in
the stalls this week than last. The breaking
up of ice on shores of lakes and bays prevents
the usual catch, and dealers are forced back to
the old reliable frozen stock.
Lettuce liaised by Steam.
New vegetables come in freely and trade in
this line shows a decided improvement on last
week. Said a leading Diamond Market dealer:
"Our trade has been more satisfactory this
week than for some months past and business
in our line is full as good as usual for this time
of the year. Our customers are hungry for
new lettuce, rhubarb and other garden stuff
and we have little cause to complain."
Tho choicest lettuce, nome raised, appeared
on stalls this week raised by a new process in
frames heated by steam. This process requires
a much shorter time than the old-fashioned
method of manure beds. A Troy Hill gardener
has made a success of the new process, and the
fruits are seen in as fine bunches of lettuce as
were ever shown in our markets.
Country batter is more active since oleo has
been knocked out. Creamery is oS from last
week's prices. Poultry grows very scarce and
Eggs have bad a decided fall in the week
past, and in a wholesale way go a-begging at
12Kc a dozen. It is very rare that eggs are as
Ion at this time of the year as they are to-day.
florists report no change in the situation.
Trade is fairly active. Prices are unchanged.
Tbetrade feels the effect of Lenten times, but
society is expected to get in its regular work
when the nreat Christian fast is over.
Following are retail prices for Saturday's
market basket filling:
The prices called for at the Diamond Markets
remain unchanged. The best cuts of tenderloin
steak range from 20 to 25c, with the last figure
for very fancy, which are very often no bet
ter than the 20c article; sirloin, best cuts,
from 18 to 20c; standing rib roast, 15 to 20c;
chuck roast. 10 to 12c; best round steaks, 15c;
boiling beef, 5 to 8c: sweet breads, 25c per
pain beef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, 6c a
pound: calf livers. 25c apiece: corned beef
from 5 to 10c per pound. Veal for stewing
commands 10c: roast, 12 to 15c: cutlets. 20c
per pound; spring lambs, fore quarter, 12 to
15c: hind quarters, 15 to 20c A leg of mut
ton, bind quarter, of prune quality, brings
12c; fore quarter, Sc; lorn of mutton, 15c
Vegetables and FrnlU -
Jersey sweet potatoes, 25c a half peck;
potatoes,15c a half peck; celery.lO to 15c a bunch;
new Bermuda potatoes, 40c per peck; new Ber
muda onions, 25c per quart; tomatoes, 40c per
quart box; pumpkin, 15 to 25c; cabbage, 5
to 10c; angles, 15c" to 20c per half peck;
bananas, 1j to 25c a dozen: lemons. 25 to
30c per dozen: oranges, 3550c; onions, 25c a
half peck; spinach, 25c per half peck; lettuce,10c
per bunch, 3 for 25c: radishes,Tc per bunch; cran
berries. 15c per quart: cucumbers. 25 to 35c a
piece; mushrooms, SI a pound; asparagus, 20c a
bunch; new beets, 15c a bunch; strawberries, 75c
Cotter, Efrirs and Ponlrry.
Choice creamery butter, 30 to 32c Good
country butter, 35c Fancy pound Toils, 60c
The ruling retail price for egg Is 15c
Choice country eggs bring 20c
The range for dressed chickens is $125 to
$1 50 per pair. Turkeys, 25c per pound.
Fish and Oysters.
Following are the articles in this line still on
the stalls, with prices: Lake salmon, 12c; Cali
fornia salmon, 40c pound; white fish, 12c; ber
nng, 4 pounds for 25c; fresh mack erel, Soc apiece;
Spanish mackerel, 45c to 50c a pound; sea sal
mon, 40c a pound: blue fish, 20c; perch, 10c;
halibut, 2oc; rock bass, 30c; black bass, 20c: lake
trout, 12c: lobsters. 25c; green sea turtle, 2Sc
Oysters: standard, SI per gallon; select, SI 50
to SI 75; X. Y. counts, ft 75 per gallon: snaps,
SOc: shell oysters. 25c dozen; smelts, 20 to 25c
pound; dams, SI 25 gallon; scollops, 50c a
La France roses, S3 00 per dozen; Bride
roses, $2 00 per dozen; Perles, SI 25 per dozen;
Is lphetos, SI 35 per dozen; Bennetts, S2 00
per dozen: Magna Cbarta roses, SI 00;
American Beauty, 50cl 00 apiece; Mermets,
J2 00 per dozen; le Wattvllle. S2 00; carnations,
SO cents a dozen; Violets, T2 00 a hundred;
Lilv of the Valley, 75c per dozen; Maiden
Hair fern, 50c per doz. fronds. Bermuda
Easter lilies. S3 00 per dozen: tulips. 75c per
dozen; mignonette, 75c per dozen; lilacs, 25c
a spray: daffodils, 75c per dozen; Dutch hya
cinths, 20c apiece: pansies, 25c a dozen; Jacque
minot roses, 52 50 a dozen.
LIVE STOCK HA11KETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
FETDAT, March 22, 1SS9. J
Cattle Receipts, 1,260 head: shipments, 1,260
head. .Market firm at unchanged prices. No
cattle shipped to New York to-day.
HOGS Receipts. 2,800 head: shipments. 2,700
head. M&iktt firm; medium Philadelphias.
$5 00; heavy bogs S04 90; pigs and York
ers, S3 00QS 10. Eight cars of hogs shipped
to New York to-day.
' Sheep Receipts, 2,400 head: shipments, 1,600
head. Market slow at yesterday's prices.
New York Beeves Receipts, 71 carloads
for exportation, 59 carloads for city slaughter
ers direct, aud 26 carloads to be sold;ordJnary
offerings rated steady; good to choice a shade
firmer and higher; poorest to best steers sold at
3 50' 60 per 100 pounds: fat bulls at S215
3 It; dry cows at ft 602 90; exports to-day. TbO
beeves. Sheep Receipts, 2,700 head, and 1,800
head were carried over yesterday; market
dull and barely steady for sheep: active and
firmer for yearling Iambs; extremes for sheep.
SI O05 70 per 100 pound: for yearlings. S5 fi0
7 55: sreneral sales at S5 00Q5 50 for sheep, and
atJ6 007 50 for yearlings. Hogs Receipts,
2.030 headinone offered alive; market nominally
steady at ScOOgSoU
Kansas City Cattle Receipts. 3.5S0 head;
shipments, 4.616 head; active; choice heavy
steers strong to 510e higher: medium steady
to strong; cows steady; stockersand feeding
steers active and firmer; good to choice cornfed,
53 t50$i 15: common to medium. 12 703 60:
Blockers and feeding steers, SI G03 20; cows,
$1 60S2 75. Hogs Receipts. 3,210 head; ship
ments, 1,147 head: active and steady to a shade
higher; good to choice. $4 5W?1 GO; common to
medium. $4 30445. Sheep Receints, 477 head;
shipments, none: steady; good to choice mut
tons. S4 254 50: common to medium, 13 50
CHICAGO Cattle Receints, 6.600 head: ship
ments, 4,000 bead: market easy; choice to extra
beeves 14 404 GO; stcers,S3 00Q4 15; stackers and
feeders. S2 30335; cos. bulls and mixed, S175
0f 10- Texas steers. S2 2o3 2a Hoes Re
ceints. 1L000 head; shipments. 5,500 head; mar
ket weaken mixed, (mi 82X; heavv. J4 60
4 60: light, 54 C01 80: fancy. .S S55 00;
S.!ps.S350435. Sheep-Receipts, 6,000 head;
shipments. 2,000 bead: market dull and a shade
I ower; natives. S3 00!5 25; western cornfed, J4 00
4 TO: lambs, S4 105 6a
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 300 head: ship
ments, 1.200 head; market steady; choice native
steers, S3 b04 40; fair to good do. S3 00g3 00;
stoclvers and feeders, S2 103 2fcrangers. corn
fe H 80S3 60: grass-fed. SI 802 80. Hogs
Reiipts. 3,200 head; shipments. 3,900 bead;
market strong: choice heavy. 54 7064 85; pack
ing, medium to prime. S4 6084 70: light grades,
54 65fi4 75. Sheep Receipts, 100 head; ship,
nients. 1.000 bead; market steady; fair to choice.
S3 004 8a
Buffalo Cattle Steady: receipts, 600
head through: sales, 40 head. Mixed
butchers, $2 7533 25. Sheep and lambs
Receipts, 400 bead through. 8.000 head sale;
sheep steady: good, S5K465: lambs strong:
152oo higher: good, $5 6&ffi6 85. Hogs opened
f3' closed strong to 10c higher; receipts,
4.600 head throuih, 3,200 bead sale; medium
and Yorkers, 5 005 la
CntcnraiATi Hogs in good demand and
higher; common and lirht, S4 0034 80: packing
and butchers', 14 804 95; receints, 1,680 head;
ifhlnrnents. 1,480 head.
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MAEKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Active, Excited and Higher for All
Ike En r It Options The Question of
Snpplra fetroug Factor Hoe
Chicago From the wide and rapid fluctua
tions in wheat to-day one would he led to be
lieve that the volume of trading was very large,
bat such was not the case A very fair busi
ness was transacted, bnt there was so little
wheat to be had at times as to restrict trading,
and a good many orders could not be filled on
account of prices getting beyond the limits at
which the orders were placed. May wheat
opened Jic lower than yesterday's closing, and
declined Kc more, then started upward, ad
vancing, with numerous fluctuations, 6c, then
sagged again ic, advanced c and closed
40 higher than yesterday. June opened at
yesterday's closing and advanced Jc and closed
9-Afi higher than yesterday. July advanced 2c
with fair trading, and closed about lXc higher
While interest centered principally in tho
May future, a good many opeiators are dis
couraging the trading in this future and en
deavoring to Induce traders to operate in July.
The advance was again a matter of local spec
ulation, with shorts frightened and anxious to
cover, many, in fact, were forced to do sc
Stop limit loss orders came iu play, aud the
flue t nations were so rapid as to make the fill,
ing of these orders very unsatisfactory, some
not being executed within llKc of the limit
placed on them. Changes of Mlc occurred
frequently, without a chance of doing much
trading. The short interest no doubt feared
themselves trapped and were anxious to es
cape a lurtber squeeze. There were some re
ports of too much wheat, and prolonged dry
weather In Illinois and Indiana, with weather
indications predicting clear, cooler weather.
The condition of supply is no doubt having
some effect on tho market.
Corn opened slightly lower than the closing
prices of yesterday, was quiet and steady for
some time, then ruled active and firmer, ad
vancing He, upon good buying by two or three
large local bouses, and covering by shorts,
eased off Jc, again advanced, recovered the
decline, and closed firm at Kc higher than
There was a fair business in oats, at yester
day's range of prices.
Quite an active speculative business was
transacted in mess pork. Sales at the opening
were made at about the closing figures of yes
terday, and later in the day an advance of 20
25c was gained. Outside figures were not fully
supported, however, but the market closed
rather firm. Lard and short ribs fluctuated in
sympathy with port
Tho leading rutures rangea as follows
WHEAT No. 2 May. 99KcgSl 0599c
$1 03?$ June. 90996Sl4i&c: July, 86)
Cons-Not 2 Anril. MlittaitztS&iSi
... --. ,.ri. .Av. z -'o" --' ,t.j
way. e3Q?i5ooji(ff3q?&c; June. a.
Oats No. 2 May, 25K25Kc June, 25V
625K25V&25Kc; July. 2o&25Hc
Mess Pork, per bbL Mav, $12 2512 50
12 2512 45; June. $12 3012 5212 30
12 47; July, S12 40012 60612 4012 o7.
LARD, per 100 fts. May. 6 9o7 P2&6 85
7 02K; June, S7 007 07J47 007 05; July,
57 057 17K7 02K7 ia
Short Ribs, per 100 lbs. May, $6 'j06 32UQ
6 206 25; June. S6 276 356 27K6 32)i;
July. So 306 4236 306 47.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
firm and unchanged: No. 2 spring wheat,
SI 01JJ1 01; No. 3 spring wheat. 91c: No. 2
red..Sl 01?41 01. No. 2 corn. 34Mc. "Nc 2
oats, 2ic No. 2 rye. 43c Nc 2 barley,
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, $1 50. Prime tim
othy seed, tl 451 46. Mess pork, per barrel,
S12 35012 40. Lard, per 100 lbs. $6 956 97&
Short nbs sides (loose). $6 20g6 40. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed). $5 5005 75. Short clear
I2,uuu ousneis: corn, uh,vuu nusneis: oats, uo,
000 bushels: rye, 2,000 bushels; barley, 21,000
bushels. Shipments Flour, 7,000 barrels;
wheat. 11.000 bushels: com. 70,000 bnsbels;
oats, 64.000 bushels; rye, 4.000 bushels; barley,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was easy and unchanged. Eggs weak
New York Flour active and steady. Corn
meal quiet. Wheat Spot JiQliic higher; op
tions 5jJ3ic higher. Barley quiet. Barley
malt dull. Corn Spot Srmer; options ii
Jrc higher. Oats Spot firm; options dull and
Hteady Hay firm and in fair demand.
Hops quiet andsteady. Coffee Options opened
steady, 515 points down; closed steady, 5
iioints up; sales. 24,750 bags, including March,
6.90c: April. 16.8016.95c; May, 165017.050;
June, 16.8517.15c; Julv, 17.1517.25c; August.
17A517.S5c; September, I7.3017.40c; October,
17.45c; November, 17.4517.60c; December,
17.50c; spot Rio about steady; fair cargoes,
ISMc Sngar Raw strong and higher: fair
refinine. 5&c: centrifugals, 96 test, 6K6cj
Males, 15,000 bacs centrifugals, P. T.: a cargo oo
canaf; refined ic higher and moderate
tfemand; C, 66Kc: extra C, 6X55c; white
xsxtra C, 6 ll-166 13-lOc; yellow, 6
6c: off A, 613.16g7Hc: mold. 7Kc;
standard A, Tc; confectioners' A, TJc; cut
loaf, 8Kc; crushed. 8Xc: powdered. 7Jc: granu
lated, TMc; cubes, 75c Molasses Foreign
f-trong 505 test, 2412oc; New Orleans dull.
Rico ftcady but quiet. Cottonseed oil strong.
'Tallow higher; city, 4Kc bid. Rosin steady and
in fair demand; strained common to good,
(1 1712a Turpentine quiet and steady at
otijc liggs qniet ana weaKer; Western 1IJJO
ruckled bellies, 12 pounds average, 7c; pickled
shoulders, 5"c; pickled hams, 9JJ10c: middles
quiet. Lard firmer bnt quiet; Western steam,
S7 35; citv, S6 90; March. S7 27, closing at S7 32;
Anril, $7 27g7 28, closing atS7 32; May, 7 31
7 34.closmg at $7 35; June. $7 30. closing at
S7 36; July, S7 30. closing at &7 Si; August, S7 40;
September, $7 40, closing at S7 4i Butter in
moderate demand and weak; Western dairy,
1318c; do creamery, 1725c; Elgins, 2627c
Cheese quiet and unsettled; Western, VXfil
ST. Louis Flour Demand good; trading
active and values strong. Wheat higher; an
other advance in Chicago sent the local market
b igher, but tbo feeling was very unsettled.
There was some talk of dry weather in the
winter wheat section and of export buying In
"Mew York. Cables were dull and the weather
threatens rain here; May closed lc June 2c
July Ic and August Jgc above vesterday; No. 2
red. cash. 92c: May. 91i93Jc closing at
93?c asked; June, 8S$i20c, closing at SSiic bid;
July, 80K80K81Kc closing at 81SlKc:
Aucust. 7&a&19iic. closing at 79c asked. Corn
higher; advances in other markets and In
wheat strengthened values; No. tcash, 29Jc;
April, m-.siic: ainv. asuso30e, closing
at30?ic; July, 32K32Kc closing at 32cbid.
Oats better; o. z casn, -siwsrtao bid: May, '2h
26Jc Rye lower; more doing; Na.2,41Jc
Barley easy; No. 1 Canada, 77c Provisions
Cinchtnati Flour heavy. Wheat4ulI;No.
H red, 96c; receipts, 1,100 bushels; shipments,
700 bushels. Corn in moderate demand; No. 2
mixed, 34c Oats, good demand; No. 2
mixed, -28iSKc Rye dull; No. 2, 47c Pork
quiet at 512 62& Lard firm at $6 87U. Bulk
meats firm; short ribs, S6 376 60; bacon
steady and unchanged. Batter quiet. Sugar
strong. -Eggs heavy. Cheese steady.
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat firm;
cash,S7c; May, 89c: July, 6Sc Corn steam;
No. 3, a31c Oats firm; No. 2 white.2S
8Kc Eve quiet; No. 1, 43Xc Barley nominal;
No. 2. 59c Provisions firm. Pork, S12 32.
Lard. J6 S7i. Cheese firm but quiet; Cheddars,
Philadelphia Flour dull. Wheat dull,
but prices nominally advanced l2c in sym pa
thy with the West, closing firm. Corn firm
but quiet. Oats Carlots quiet but firm;
futures qniet but steady. Provisions quiet
Baltimore Provisions dull and quiet, car
lots, mess pork, $13 S013 75. Butter easier;
western packed, 18JJ20c; roll, 1517c; creamery,
28c Ezgs easy at Uc Coffee firm; Rio, fair,
Toledo Cloverseed dull and steady; cash
and March, $5 25; receipts, 576 bags; shipments,
New York Pig Iron steady. Copper
stronger and few sellers; lake. March, $16 00.
Lead dnll and easier; domestic, S3 67. Tin
quiet and firmer: straits, S21 la
Loitdon Pig Tin Firm market and de
mand fair: Straits. 94 0s Od for spot; futures
(three months), 95 Os Od. Copper Increas
ing business has made this market steadier;
Chili bars are now quoted at 40 0s 04 for
spot; 40 for future delivery; best selected
English, 5a Lead Barely steady market,
trade moderate: Spanish quoted at 12 17s 6d.
Spelter This market held barely steady on a
moderate demand; ordinary Silesian quoted at
11 5s Od. Tin plate Market continues firm
-with good business.
Boston There has been a moderate Inquiry
from manufacturers during the past week, hut
the sales are smaller than for the week
previous, as the market has had a very Quiet
tone. On fine washed fleeces previous prices
have been maintained, because the stocks are
"very smll, bnt for most ot the other grades an
easy feeling prevails, as dealers are anxious
to clean up before tho new clip is
started. Ohio X sold at 3233c, XX
and above at 3135c and XXX and
No. 1 at 363Sc Michigan X rules at 3131Kc.
bntnosale have been reported at over Sic
Sales of territory ana California have been
made on a basis of S&gGOe. secured. Kentucky
unwashed combing has sold at 31632c, the out
side price for best tbree-eightbs blood. Palled
wool has sold freely. Chicago supers were firm
at 4042c, but lower grades were easy. -Nothing
has been done in Texas wool. Australian
was sold to the extent nr 296,000 pounds at SS
42c The total sales of domestic andforeigu
wool for the week were 1,596,400 pounds.
UXC contribute one of hit characteristic
& letter to tc-morrovt Dispatch. Be
tpeakt of the people he hat met, including
Joteph Cook and Dr. Mary Walker.
AN IMPORTANT DEAL
In Eeal Estate Involving a Very
large Amount of Hard Cash.
THREE BIG WAREHOUSES GOING UP.
A Eacj Sketch of Steuueirville as it Was
Sixty lears Ago.
HOW TO AVOID OIL LAMP EXPL0SI0NB
One of the largest sales yet made oT unim
proved suburban property, has just been
closed by W. A, Herron & Sons, they hav
ing sold a part of the Eose estate, on the
West Fenn Railroad, near Sharpsburg.
The plot contains about 200 acres,
and the price paid was $155,000. The
purchasers, whose names are withheld for
the present, have formed a land company, and
will subdivide and sell in acre lots at once.
E. B. Mahood, a prominent local operator in
grain, will on April lbegin the erection of three
warehouses, each six stories high, on the cor
ner ot Seventh avenue and Cherry alley. The
lot Js 63K by 124, upon which are two or three
buildings, one ot them being the old Leonard
homestead, erected nearly three-quarters of a
century ago. Mr. Leonard was one of the pio
neer merchant tailors of Pittsburg, whose
establishment on Wood street, below Diamond
alley, will be remembered by all of our older
citizens. He was patronized by the lato Mat
thew Simpson, when he was pastor of Brim
stone Corner, in 1834, long before his elevation
to the Episcopate.
Steubenville Is one of the largest and most
thriving suburbs of Pittsburg. It has a popu
lation of about 30,000. and is fall of energy and
enterprise. It'is thus described in a document
bearing the date of 1829-60 years ago In pos
session of a real estate dealer in this city: "The
town contains about 3,000 inhabitants. It is
well situated for manufacturers, having inex
haustible beds of stone coal in the neighbor
hood. There are in the town and neighbor
hood three merchant flouring mills and. a very
largo woolen factory, at which 60.000 pounds of
wool are annually manufactured into cloth.
Large flocks of sheep of the merino breed are
owned by tho neighboring farmers. There are
beside two cotton factories of 3,000 spindles, a
largo paper mill, belonging to Mr. Holdship, of
Pittsburg, three iron foundries, a steam saw
mill, two breweries, a court house, five
churches, two printing offices and a land office
A mineral called copperas stone (sulphate of
iron) is found more or less in all tho coal
banks, from which about 150 tons of copperas
are manufactured per year."
W. A. Herron, the veteran real estate agent,
who fell and broke his arm a few weeks ago,
has sufficiently recovered from the injury to be
able to resume office business, and may be
found, as regularly as before the accident, at
his old quarters on Fourth avenue. Mr.
Herron is one of the best posted men on real
estate iu the city.
Accidents arising from the use of petroleum
as an illumlnant are of frequent occurrence.
Two or three of a serious nature have taken
place in Pittsburg within a week or two. These
could be avoided if the oil were tested before
using in the following manner: Take a pint
tincup, fill it nearly fall of water warmed so
that a thermometer immersed in it will show
120 degrees, pour a small quantity of oil on the
water, stir a little, then pass a lighted match
quickly but closely over the surface of the oil
once; If It ignites, the oil is unsafe. If pur
chases are made of three to five gallons at a
time, and this test is made, people can protect
The following is an additional list of patents
expiring March 26, when they may be appro
priated by any one so disposed: Automatic
boiler feeder, D. Vaughn; water-tube steam
boiler, C G. Beitel; derrick, H. a Blood; electro-magnetic
apparatus, J. Vf. Powell; recipro
cating steam engine, Shepherd & Clark: manu
facture of coal gas, A. M. Giles; lubricating
device, C. Hirsch; photo-engraving on metals,
McGIll and Pine: manufacture of steel, G. F.
Wilson: safety valve, T. D. Rand; driven well
tube, W. D. Andrews.
The Gaaers Uniformly Stroneer nnd West
Inchoate Electic Braces Up.
Westinghoase Electric showed decided weak
ness at the first call yesterday, selling freely at
56 but it was stronger in the af ternocn, when
Bii was bid and 58 asked. There was one sale
at 57. There was no pressure to sell at these
figures. There are orders booked for large
blocks of it, and another spurt is considered
quite probable. The passers were all strong,
with more anxiety to buy than sell. Philadel
phia was In request at 3738, with a sale at
87V. Switch and Signal displayed more activ
ity than strength, selling at 23K24, with lib
eral offers. Tractions were neglected. There
was a sale of La Nona at 1.
STOCKS. Kid. Asked. Hid. Asked.
Pitts. I'et.S.&M. Ex.. M0 S50
Fld.Title& Trust Co... 124 .... US ....
Boatman's Ins 40
Pennsylvania Ins 33
Chartlers Val. Gas Co. SO .... 50i 51
Pennsylvania Oas Co 14K ....
Philadelphia Co 37 37X 37 S3
YVhcellnr Gas Oi .. Soft 31 3o 31
Central Traction 3 .... 24
Citizens1 Traction 634
Ash. & Pitts. It. B M
Pitts. 4 Western K.B. S'A 8)4
I.aNorlaMlnlcicCo.... 154 1 1 iS
Westlnghouse Electric. S6J4 KM S7J4 S3
V. bwltch AblsnalCo 23j 24
Pitts. Plate Glass Co 150 ....
The sales at the morning call were 163 shares
of Wheeling Gas at 81, 37o Electric at 56K. 465
Union Switch and Signal at 24 and 40 at 23.
After call 200 shares of La Noria went at 1,
In the afternoon 50 shares of Philadelphia
Gas sold at 87, 100 Wheeling at 31,20 at SlVi,
35 Union Switch and Signal at 24, 30 at 23, and
10 Electric at 67.
W. H. Watt sold 100 shares of Chartlers Gas
The total sales of stocks at NewYprk yes
terdav were 173,509 shares, Including: Atch
ison, 0.815; Delaware, Lackawanna and West
em, 6,023; Erie, 3,610; Lake Shore, 5,235: Louis
ville and Nashville. 8,620; Missouri Paciflc,7,275;
Northwestern. 1L600; Northern Pacific pre
ferred, 2,509: Reading, 19,200; St. Paul, 10,471:
Union Pacific, 3,900
SLOW BUT SURE.
Local Banker Iteport a Steady Improve
ment In the Qloney SInrket.
The local money market remains in about
the same condition as last reported. A small
but steady improvement in the borrowing de
mand was reported yesterday. Counter busi.
ness was fair and the Clearing House business
up to the average, exchanges being $1,183,
407 25, and tho balances 312,896 8a Foreign
coins are quoted as follows:
English sovereigns 4 S3 4M)
Twmty-franc pieces 3 83 3 SO
Twenty-inarS nieces 4 72 4S0
bp&nlsh donbloon 15 45 015 70
Spanish twenty-five -peseta 4 72 4 80
Mexican doubloons 15 40 015 70
Mexican dollars 70 75 ,
rive-lrauc pieces 85 85
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 22H per cent: closed offered at 2J.
Prime mercantile paper, 4W01. Sterling ex
change dull but firm at $1 854 for 60-day Bills,
and ti 88 for demand.
Closing quotations in New York'f urnlshed
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood
street. Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U. S.4J4S. reg lWffllosK
U. 8.4H&. coups IC7fci1034
U. 8. 4s. rcg I28J4(ai28K
U. 8. 4s, coup 129&3123J
Currency, 6 per cent. 1835 res IX
Currency, 6 per cent. ISDSreg. La
Currency, eporcent, 189reg I3i
Currency, 6 per cent, lo08reg 129
Currency, apercent, ISWreg 131J4
New TOBK Bank clearings. $93,962,311; bal
ances, $4, W4.S39.
Boston Bank clearings, 512,81907; balances,
H,663,I4. Money K2 Per cent.
PnaABELPniA Bank clearings, $10,236,735:
Baltimore Bank clearings, $1,770,023; bal
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
St. Louis Bank clearings to-day, $2,702,576;
New York. March 21 Amador. 100: Bodie,
120; Caledonia B.H., 300; Consolidated Califor
nia and Virginia, 825; Dunkln. 100; Deadwood,
150; El Crlsto, 105; Gould & Carry, 245; Hale &
Norcross, 375; Horn Silver, 115: Iron Silver,
Mexican, 345; Mutual, 140; Ophlr.650; Plymouth.
1250; Savage, 275: Sierra Nevada, 285; Stand
ard, 100; Silver Cord, 105 Yellow Jackot, 875.
E0DGH AND T0J1BLE.
The Oil Market Enlivened by a Scrimmage
Between Balls and Bears.
The oil market, yesterday resolved Itself into
a battle betweea the bulls and the bears, in
which, the former had a little the best of the
scrimmage. George B. Hill & Co. dumped
about 150,000 barrels, and Sprout Lawrence
75,000 or more. Boseberg, in New Yqrk, was
also a heavy seller. At this juncture, when it
looked very blue forthe bears, Simpson, of Oil
City, sailed In and took everything offered.
This steadied the. market. After this the
coarse of prices was generally upward. It was
a narrow escape from a disastrous slump.
The market opened at 90 and held around
that price for some time, when, by easy stages,
it reached 91, where it held for an hour or two,
and then climbed to, 91K. vith one sale. From
this point it sold down m the last half hour to
90, and closed at 91, with plenty of stuff and
carrying about 25 cents. It was the opinion ot
several brokers that a lowsr level would be
reached within the next tno days.
A. B. McGrew 4 Co. quotes puts, 90c; calls,
llio following table, correciea Dy 1)0 "Witt UI1
worth, broker in petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc. t
lime. Hid. Ask. Time. Hid. Ask.
Opened 80S 8as 12:4SP. M.... tlH MH
10:15 A. M.... Ill n4 1-.C0P. If... 91)4 DIM
10:30 A. M.... 91! HI ( 1:15 F. M.... 81! Wi
10:45A. M.... 91H 01 Vi 1:30 P. M.... 91!i 91.H
11:00 A. M.... VIS CI (4 1:45 F. M.. 01J4 BIS
11:15A. M.... Sij 8U( 2.00P. M.... SUM 9IH
11:30A. It.... 9IH H1H t:15P. M.... 81)4 Wi
11:45A. U.... 81H tl'A 2:30 P. M.... 91!4 91H
11:00 m 9114 91H 2:45 P. II.... 01X 91)4
I2:UF. X.... Ol'i 9IWLClosed tl ...?
12:30 P. M.. 81,'j DIM I
opened. 90Kc; aUtheat, 91 Ho: lowest. 90ftc;
Drily runs 50.655
Average runs 45,44
Dally shlmnents - 62,033
Averssre shipments ; 73,701
Dailv cnarters - 15.190
Average charters 44.3 3
Clearances , i imum 215,000
liew York closed at tlUc.
Oil City dosed at 91c
bradrora closed ai SlHe. ,
Mewyo. retined. Jo.
London, rennea, 54l.
Antwerp, ruined, 16K&
Other OH Markets.
Oil Citt. March '22. National transit cer
tificates opened at9c; highest, 91Jc; lowest,
90c; closed, 91c,
Bradford, March 22. National transit cer
tificates opened at90Jc;closedat91c; highest,
91c: lowest, 90c
Titusvillk, March 22. National transit cer
tificates opened at OlJ-ic: highest, 91c; lowest,
00c: closed, 91c. .
New Yore. March 22. Petroleum opened
steady at 91c, but after a slight decline in the
early trading moved up to 91 A reaction
then set in after which the market became
dull, and remained so throughout the rest of
the day; closing doll at 9lc Sales, 603,000
PK0PEETI CHANGING HANDS.
Transactions In Renl Estate Showing the
Market Is Very Active.
Graebing & Lyon, No. 135 fourth avenue,
sold a farm of 252 acres in White township, In
diana county. Pa., for $11,000. They also placed
a mortgage for 31,200 on property In the Tenth
ward, city of Allegheny; also one for $650 on
property in Tarentum, both at 6 per cent, for
Ewing & Byers, No. 107 Federal street, sold
for J. B. Urben to' W. W. Kevan, three lots,
20x230 each, on Perrysville avenue, Allegheny
City, for $2,200.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fonrth avenue, sold for
the heirs of Agnes Lonergan a tract of land in
Chartlers township, nearSheridan station, con
taining about nine acres, for $4,500. They also
placed a mortgage of $2,000 on Allegheny prop
erty for five years, at 6 per cent.
L. O. Frazier, comer Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, sold for E. H. Stefller two farms, one of
62 acres and one of 60 acres, with store building
and other Improvements, situate near Wurtem
berg station, Pittsburg and Western Kail road,
Beaver county, to Mrs. J. Hamilton, of Belle
vue, for $7,850 cash.
L M. Pennock & Son report the sale and set
tlement of a mnrtgago on property on Mt.
Washington for $3,700, one for $3,500 on prop
erty in Homestead and one for $900 on property
in Reserve township. '
James W. Drape & Co. placed a mortgage of
$5,000 at 4$ per cent on residence property in
Allegheny; also a mortgage of $5,000 on resi
dence property, in Ben-Venue at 5 per cent.
They also sold a brick resUence and Interest in
a manufacturing property in the city at $17,500;
also placed a mortgage of $2,000 on house and
lot in McKeesport at 6 per cent, and sold a
farm of over 100 acres in Virginia at a figure
approximating $2,000. " ' ' -.
John F. Baxter sold lot No. 21. Bank of Com
merce addition, Brushton station, situate on
the northwest corner of Kelly and Park streets,
with a frontage of 40 feet on Kelly street by
137, to 24 foot alley, to Charles C. Voegly for
Brought to Bear Upon Wall street Stock
Open Firm, Bnt Weaken and Close
Fractionally Lower Bnllrond
Bonds Fairly Active.
New York, March 22. The .stock market
was Intensely dull during the entire day with
the exception of the first hour and prices were
as near stagnant as possible. There was a firm
feeling in the forenoon and the purchasing
continued with the effect of raisine quotations
fractionally, and many of the active stocks
reached the best prices of the week. There
were several Influences which, however, had a
depressing effect upon the speculation, first of
which was the engagement of $1,000,000 gold for
export and the loss in the Northwestern earn
ings for Eebruary, while there were further re
ports of rate cutting in the West.
The market yielded to the adverse influences
and prices sagged off slowly until the bears at
tacked Burlington, which dropped 2 per cent,
and most of the Granger stocks sympathized to
a greater or less degree, though Bock Island
was the only one which showed any decided
weakness. The trust stocks were the strong
feature ot the day's transactions, and again
Chicago Gas led the list in both activity and
strength, although it lost most of its gain late
in the day and closed only a small fraction
higher than last evening.
Chicago was a buyer in the early portion of
the day, but later there was evidence of somo
selling for that center. London did little either
way, though it sold somernotwithstanding the
advices from the other side were to the effect
that the crisis was over and the European mar
kets had resumed their normal condition. Ten
nessee Coal was weak under the selling on the
closing of the books, bnt in no other stock was
there any movement of importance, the trad
ing being principally the scalping of the
traders. The opening prices were generally
slightly higher, and further fractional gains
wero scored all over the list in the early trad
ing, while Missouri Pacific and Burlington rose
a point each.
The early demand for stccks, however, soon
died awav, and the market sank into the most
extreme dullness,and prices remained stagnant
until the sagging tendency became noticeable,
when some pressure was brought against the
Grangers and Burlington and Rock Island sold
off rapidly and Chicago Gas lost almost allot
its early material advance. The rest of tba,list
sympathized and everything was brought down
to a shade below the opening figures, the mar
ket closing qniet and, heavy. Almost every
thing on the list is a slight fraction lower this
evening. Tennessee Coal lost and Burling
Thero were more issues traded in the railroad
bond market to-day, and again there was a
moderate degree of animation, the sales aggre
gating $1,683,000, of which $194,000 was in Read
ing 43,5130,000 In Texas Pacific secondsand$110,
0C0 In Wabash, Detroit dividend receipts.
The tone of the dealings was generally flrm,but
the important changes in quotations were few
in number and several declines occurred.
Great Western firsts rose-4Ji to 11
Tho following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, ""njfirabers of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
. ... &
Open- High- Low- In
in?. esu est. Bids.
Am. Cotton Oil alt 56
Atcb'., Top. & 8. F.. KH 47)4 48)4 6
Canadian I'aeific 43H
Canada bouthern. i 61 C24 52 H
Central orew Jersey. 95 S5!4 95 94K
Centrairaclflc . US 34), 34J4
Chesapeake A Ohio ... JH 17s 17 17
C, Uur.iQulncy...,. MJ4 3)4 93)4 93)4
C, Mil. & St. l'aul... 62H 62 ttti 62W
c. Mil. 4 St. l'.. pr....loo loo i B9 eog
C, Rock 1. 1 -. 91M 92 90 SO
a, St. L. & Fltts.. .-. 17
C, Bt. L. & Pitts- pf. 17
U, St. P..M.AO....--31HT IH S1K 30M
a, st.r..M.&o.. pr. uh k 9iJ na
C. Northwestern.i..im 105H 104 104
C&onhwc8tarn,-p. ..- - .... 136)4
C. O. C&I ,...71, 71 71 KH
Col. Coitl & Iron 31)4 31)4 3 IX 31
Col. A Hoctlng Vsl ..,.,, 24
lwi.. L. AW vH . J3SX 133 V3
Denver 4 Rio 0 15V ISU 15M 1544
Denver KloU., Df 5( 42V 42M 42)4
E.T., Va. 4Ua.. .......
E.T.,Va, AOa.. Irtpf A.' 67
E.T.. Va. AGs.2dpf.-.. 21)4
Illinois Central I09M 109)4 109)4" 1TOX
Likerie& Western.. ; 17K
Laks Erie & West. JrK ltt 55)4 65M
LsteShore&M. S.....iqi VsiH 10114 101
Louisville ft Nashville. M l)i M W
Michigan Central..,"...-...-. - ' 56)4
Mobile A Ohio .".";.. .... ,10-
. L. '
St.1,. A ban Fran , 23)4
St. L. A San Fran nf.I 66
Hr. T. a. U.n V ,.. nr inft 1H4
Texas Pacific..'. '.'. MH H7i
llnlnn Pi.tfl. JtJ HA
Wabash """.""! 13 1!!
Wabash preferred 28 23!
Western ITnlrm 84W Ml
Wheeling A L. K 65), 65)4
The market Firm, Althonnh Bond Are
Boston, March 22. The stock market opened
firm to-day and continued so, with copper
stocks the best feature. Calumet and Hecla
gained 5. Trading remains doll, especially so
Atch. ATon..lSt7s, 115
Atch. A Top. K. R... 46M
Boston A Albany.. .215
Boston A Maine.. ...168
C. B. AO. 91X
Clnn. San. A Cleve. 24
Eastern R. K 82K
Eastern R. It. es 125 "
Flint A rereM 27
Flint ft PereM. nfd. 95)4
Mexican Cen. com.. 13
N. X. A New En... 4J
Oia Coibnjr 170
Rutland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central pr.... 34
Calumet A Hecla. ...225
rewaoic mewj m
Hell lelephone 228
Boston Land 64
Water Power 6)4
San Diego U
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenne. Members New York Stock Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad MM 54)4
Reading Railroad 22)4 22 9-18
Buflalo, Pltubnrg and Western 12 12)4
Lehigh Valley..." .-. 53 t...
Lehigh Navigation 1 52
Allegheny Valley bonds 113)4
Northern Pacific .:.. 25J 25)4
Northern Pacific preferred 59 60
A Good Demand for Nearly Everything and
Special Report hy,Cable for the American Manu
facturer. London, March 2L
Scotch Fig The activity in this market con
tinues, with prices holding strong.
No. IColtness 55s. 6d. to. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Summerlee 55s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Gartsherrie 52s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. lLangloan 63s. 6d. f.o. b. Glasgow
No. ICarnbroe -46s. Od. f.o. b. Glasgow
No. IShotts 53s. 6a. f.o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Glengarnock 60s. 6d. atArdrossan.
No. lDalmelllngton...45s. 6d. atArdrossan. '
No. lEgllnton 44s. 6d. atArdrossan.
Bessemer Pig Active market and prices
irregular but strong. West Coast brand
quoted at 47s 6d for Nos. 1, 2, 3, f. o. b. shipping
Middlesbrough Pig Market firm and active.
Good brands quoted at 37s. Od. for No. 3. Co. b.
Splegelelsen Firm market, but business less
active than last week. English 20 per cent
quoted at 80s. f. o. b. at works.
Steel Ralls This market holds firm but less
is being done. Standard sections quoted at
4 7s. 6d. f. o. b. shipping point.
Steel Blooms Demand better and market
firm. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 4 0s. Od. f. o. b.
Steel Billets Fair demand and market good.
Bessemer (size 2x2) quoted at 4 5s. f. o. b.
Steel Slabs This market is irregular and
business moderate. Ordinary sizes quoted at
4 Us. Od. f. o. b. shipping point.
Crop Ends While the demand is only mod
erate the market is steady. Run of the mill
quoted at 2 10s.. Od. f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Wire Rods Barelv steady market;
trade moderate. Mild steel. No. 6, quoted at
5 IV s. 6d. f. o. b. shipping port
Old Rails This market is barely steady and
trade moderate. Tees quoted at 3 5s. Od, and
double heads at S 10s. Od. c L New York.
Scrap Iron Steadier market with more busi
ness doing. Heavy wrought quoted at 2 5s. Od.
f. o. b. shipping points.
Manufactured Iron Market firm and trade
good. . . ,
Stafford, ord. marked bars(f.o.b.L'pool)8 2s 6d
" , common bars 0 0s Odg! 5 12s 6d
" blk. sheet singles 0 0s Od 712s 6d
Welsh bars, f. o. b. Wales... 5 5s 0d 0 0s Od
Steamer Freights Glasgow to New York,
4s. Od. Liverpool to New York. 10s. Od.
St. Louis Wool quiet and dull.
NewYork Wool weak and quiet; domestic
fleece, 323Sc; pulled, 2339c; Texas, 1527c
Philadelphia Wool quiet: Ohio, Penn
sylvania and West Virginia XX and above. 32
35c: X, 32333c; medium. 3739c: coarse, 37
88c; New York,Mlchigan. Indiana and Western
fine or X and XX, 3032c; medium, 3738o;
coarse, S73Sc: flue washed delaine X and XX,
355337c; medium washed combing and delaine,
4042c; coarse do. 3940c: Canada, washed
combing, 3536c; tub washed, 3540c: medium
unwashed combing add delaine, S032c; coarse
do, 2830c; Eastern Oresron, 1422c; Valley
Oregon, 2229c; uew Mexican and Colorado,
New York. March 22. Both business and
the tone of the market were better. A good
trade was had by jobbers, but not up to the
activity of last week. There wero no drives to
day, though it is believed that there are one or
two more lots that will have to be thrown over
board. Agents were doing a moderate busi
ness with Improving tendencies, while the mar
ket continues In good shape with a good tone,
low grade cottons especially being very firm
and scarce. A large auction sale of Phoenix
Manufacturing Company, colored and black
silks,-will be held on Tuesday next, comprising
THE1E POLICY DIFFERS.
A Lawyer's Decision Knocks Oat the 2
Cent Kate on the Penn Lines.
Last week General Passenger Agent E.
A. I"ord, of the Pennsylvania Company,
withdrew the 2-cent rate for parties of ten
or more. This week General Passenger
Agent Wood, of the Pennsylvania road,
restores the rate. The difference in policy
has caused considerable comment in local
railroad circles, and Hr. Ford's next move
is looked for with interest.
Hr. Ford says his reason for withdrawing
the 2-cent rate was based on a decision of
General Counsel Brooks, of the road, who
declared that snch rates are illegal. Mean
while the balance of the great roads of the
country will continue to issue 2-cent rates
to parties of ten or more until Judge Cooley
decides that it is against the law.
AN OPIUM PALACE-&:
rouf Dispatch, deteri be the large t and most
magnificent opium den in the world, give an
account of it frequenters, show that opium i
a factor in-civilizaUon.
Onyx fast black stockings 25c, 35c, 40c
and SOc a pair. Bring them back if .they
fade, and they are warranted.
Booos & Buhl, Allegheny.
New millinery Goods.
All the latest styles' of bonnets, hats,
flowers, laces, in greatest variety at Koseu
baum & Co.'s.
All the new shades with new embroidery,
in our real kid glove, at $1 a pair, and the
best; every pair guaranteed, at $1.
Booos & Buhl.
THE FREEHOLD BANK,
No. 410 Smithfield SL
CAPITAL, . . - . 8200,000 00. ,
EDWARD HOUSE, Prest
JAMES P. SPEER. Vice Prest
mh22-95-p JOHN F. STEEL, Cashier.
CITY SAVINGS BANK,
SIXTH AVE. AND SMITHFIELD ST.
Capita, J100.000, with pri.vllega of 8500,000.
Surplus and undrrided'proflfs, 23.600. .
Transacts a General Banking Business. Ac
counts Solicited. Collections a Specialty.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
JAS.CALLERY .'. President
W.J.BURNS.. t -Vice President
JOHN W. TAYLOR ....Cashier
Missouri Pacific' 67)4 63)4
. .. L. E. A W 27j 28
M.Jf., U E.W.nref 67 67)4
X. Y., C. Abt. L
K. I., C &St. L. pf.
H. C. ASt.li.2d nf
N. YAW. K Ai'A 44
. V., O. A W 16M ISVf
orfolk A Western
.Norfolk A Western, pf
Northern Pacific prer, 60S4 GOH
Ohio A Mississippi..... 20 20;,
Oregon Improvement. 52 52
Oregon Transcon 32 SIH
PacifleMall 38)4 38!4
Peo. Dec. A Evan
Phlladel. A Kcadlnu.. 45)4 45H
Pullman Palace Car...l77K 177
Ktchmond A W. P. Tl. 25 25,-i
Richmond A W.P.T.pf
Ht. Paul A Dututh
St. Paul & Dulutb pf.
St. P.. Minn, i Man
Eggs and Creamery Batter Slow,
Tropical Fruit Active.
GENERAL PROilJCE.EEVIVES HOT.
Sound Oats, Shell Corn and Choice Timothy
WHEAT ADVANCES, FL0UE FIRMER
Office or TniTmsBURO Dispatch,
KbIDAY, March 22, 1889.
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Egg market gives no signs of improvement.
Tbo choicest nearby eggs are slow at 12c.
Supply is in excess of demand. Creamery but
ter shows a downward drift Country rolls are
firm. Tropical fruits are more active. Bananas
feel the improvement most. There is little
change in general produce lines. All commis
sion men report trade as qniet as ever. Last
year's products are forced to take a back seat
as new stuff begins to come to the front. Com
mission merchants.who would talk cheerfully
of the situation are few and far between.
BuTTEB Creamery, Elgin, 28c; Ohio do,
2526c: fresh dairy packed, 2021c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartlers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium. S2 00J2 10: choice
peas, 52 032 15:
Beeswax 2?25c 1ft lb forcholce; low grade,
Cider Sand refined. 6 S07 50; common,
$3 501 00; crab cider. 58 008 60 'H barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make, 12K13c: Limburger,
llKc; domestic Sweitzer cheese, llk12Kc
Dried Peas-81 451 509 bushel; split do,
2&34c f &.
EGOS l212Jc $1 dozen for strictly fresh.
Fkuits Apples, $1 6002 00 ft barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 25c fl ft; cranberries, S8 00
9 barrel; S2 402 SO per bushel.
Peatheks Extra live geese, E060c; No. 1
do., 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c $ ft.
HOMINY $2 652 75 a barrel.
Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes, 3510c ft bushel; 32 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575o ft pair;
dressed chickens, 315c pound; turkeys, 13
15c, dressed, ty jpound; ducks, live, E085c 'f.
pair; dressed, 13Uc V pound; geese, 1015c
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel. $6 33
busnel; clover, large English, 62 lbs, t6 2d;
clover, Alslke, S3 50; clover, white, S9 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 16s, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 fts, SI 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 20:
orchard grass, 14 fts, J2 00; red top, 14 ts. SI 00:
millet, 60 fts, 51 25; German millet, 50 fts, 12 00;
Hungarian grass, 48 fts, S2 00: lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft.
Taiaow Country, 4k5c; city rendered,
Tboficau Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
3 60 ft box; common lemons, S2 75 -H box; Mes
sina oranges,' $2 503 50? box; Florida oranges,
S3 504 50 box; Valencia oranges, f ancv, S6 50
7 50 case: Malaga grapes, S3 00 10 00 ft
per keg; bananas, S2 50 firsts: SI oO, good
seconds. "& bunch: cocoanuts, S4 004 50 )
hundred: new figs, 1214c ft pound; dates, 5
6Kc fl pound.
VEGETABLES Celery. 4050o doz. bunches:
cabbages,. S3 004 00 f 100; onions, SOc fl bushel;
Spanish onions, 7590c ft crate; turnips, S0
40c ft bushel.
Gf.een Coffee Fancy Rio, 2122c; choice
Bio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo, 22023c;
Mocha. 30K31Kc; Santos,U922c; Caracas
coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2022c: La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades, 2628c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32K33; Maracaibo, 272Sc;Santos,
2324c; peaberry, 27c; peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice Rio, 25cr prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Xc; ordinary, 21c.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120. 8Kc; headlight, 150, 8Jfc: water
white, lOKc; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; camadine,
HKc: royallne, lie
bYBUPs Corn syrups, 2629e; choice sugar
syrup, 333Sc; prime sngar syrup, i033c; strict
ly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup, SI.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c: choice, 4Sc; me
dium. 45c: mixed, 4042c
ooda ui-carD in Kegs, iJnjic; 01-caro in MS,
6c: bi-carb. assorted
packages. 56c: sal-
soda in kecs. lUc: do granulated. 2c.
UASDLE9-aiar, inn wennt, umc:
n . ! ' . ' . .'I ... .. .
per set. 8Kc: paraffine. 11012c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77J4c; choice, Bi
7c: prime, 56Vc: Lonlsiana, b6Kc
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 57c; gloss
Fobeign Fbuits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, S2 25: California Muscatels;
51 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
77c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4it5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
813c: Salonlca prunes. In 'i ft packages, 8c:
cocoanuts, per 100, S6 00: almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c: lo shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12
16c; new dates, 5KCc; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, U15ct citron, per ft. 2122c: lemon
peel, per ft, S1314c; orange peeL 12Kc
Dried Fbuits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6y6c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 21jJ22c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424kc; blacKberrles, 7KSc; huckle
Suoabs Cubes, 7JJc: powdered, TJic; granu
lated, 7gf7c; confectioners' A, TVc; standard
A,6j!c: solt whites, 6JJ6c: yellow, choice,
Sbic; yellow, good, bJi6Jgc; yellow, fair,
6Jc; yellow, dark, iic
Pickles Medium, bbls. (L200), $1 75; me
diums, half bbls (600). $2 83.
Salt No. 1 ft bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, ft bbL SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, SI 20;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 80; Htggin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, SI 300
1 90;2ds, SI 30 1 S3: extra peaches, SI 501 90;
pie peaches, 90c: finest corn, SI OOigl 50; Hid.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cSl 00; lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 7o
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 1001 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
52 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears, $2 SO: do
greengages, t2 00; do egg plums. J2 00: extra
white cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c;
raspberries SI 151 40; strawberries, $1 10;
gooseberries, SI 201 SO; tomatoes, 82K82c;
salmon, 1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, SOc; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts,
SI 251 50; corn beef, 2-ft cans. Si 75; 14-ft cans,
S13 50: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 ft,
SI 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 50;
sardines, domestic, lA?, S4 154 50; sardines,
domestic, s, S$ 258 50: sardines, imported,
Ks. Sll 5012 60; sardines, Imported, Hs, S18 00;
sardines, mustard, $4 00; sardines, spiced, S4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S36 ft
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, S40: extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do. messed, S36;
No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c ft ft.; do medium George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake. In strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6H7Kc Herring
Round shore. So 00 ft bbl.; spilt, SI 00: lake S2 50
ft 100-ft. half bbl. White fish, $7 ft 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, So 50 ft balf bbL Finnan
haddcrs. 10c ft ft. 'Iceland halibut. 13c ft ft.
Buckwheat Flour 22JJ ft ft.
Oatjieal SO 30i86 60 fl bbl.
MiNEEs' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6860c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Floor and Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 20 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 5 cars of hay, 1 of oats, 2 of bar
ley, 3 of wheat. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and
St. Louis, i cars of hay, 3 of corn, 2 of oats.
By Pittsburgand Western, 1 car-of corn. Sales
on call were, 2 cars of white oats, 32c, 10 days.
All grades of sound oats are firm. Receipts of
shell corn arelight and demand is good. Ear
corn is steady. Graded No. 1 timothy hay is
active at quotations. The same is true of Iowa
upland. Low grade hay is abundant and slow.
Wheat has taken a decided turn upward, and
flour already feels the change in growing firm
ness. Jobbers here are advised by Northwest
ern millers to go slow a d await events before
pushing flour on to markets. May wheat was
close to 10c above lowest price of last week at
noon to-day. Whether this spurt Is altogether
speculative or.not, time only will tell. In the
meantime Dear operators aie having their
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 3 red, SI 05
Cobn No. 2 yellow,ear,39s39Kc; high mixed
ear, 26037c; no. 1 yellow, shelled, 3s3c;
No. 2 yellow;sbelled, 37K38c; bleh mixed.
ea. ;ra37c: mixea, sneueu, soejoc
Oats No. 2 white, 32
33c; extra. No, 3, 31
S30c:No. 2 mixed, 23
RYE No. lJWestern,707oc; No. 2, 5556c
Barley No. I Canada. 9598c: No. 2 Cana
da, 85s8c; NO. 3 Canada, 7072e: Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, S3 25
6 60; spring patents,S0506 75: fancy straight,
winter and spring. S5 60B5 75; clear winter,
S5 005 25: straight XXXX bakers', SI 755 00.
Bye flour. S4 00.
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $16 00
17 00 ft ton; brown middlings, S13 0013 60;
winter wheat bran, $13 56814 00; chop feed,
15 0016 00.
HAY-Baled timothy, choice, SUG03U75;
No.l do,UWH26;No.2 do, U 0013 00;
loose from wagon. SIS 0020 00: No. 1 upadnl
prairie. $10 0010 25; No. 2, S3 008.50; packing
do. S6 757 ca
Straw Oats. S8 008 25; wheat and rys
straw, S7 007 25.
Hogs are 10 to 15c higher to-day at Chicago
and all hog products are firmer.
Sugar-cured hams, large, IOJc: sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c: sugar-cured hams, small,
lie; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
enred shoulders, &c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef fiats, 8c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c:sngar-cureddried beef
rounds. He: bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
sides. 8K0; bacon clear bellies. 8c; dry salt
shoulders, 65r; dry salt clear sides. TJic. Mess
pork, heavy, $14 00; mess pork, family, $14 60.
Lard Refined in tierces. 7c: half barrels. 7Kc?
60-ft tubs, 7e: 20 ft pails, c: SO-fi tin cans
7Hc;3-ft tin pails, 7Vc; 5-lb tin pails, 7? c; 10-ft
tin pails, 7c. Smoked sausage, long; 6c; large,
5c Fresh pork links. 9c. Pigs feet, half barrel,
S3 75; quarter barreL SI 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 55a fts,
5c; 550 to 630 fts, 6c: 650 to 750 fts, 6c. Sheep,
7c ft ft. Lambs. 8Kc V ft- Hogs. 6c
Swift's Specific has cured me of "
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Our baby when two months old was
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