Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 29, 1889, Page 7, Image 7
. .!, WK 7r THE PITTSBUB& DISPATCH, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1889. LITE STOCK EETIEW. Full fieturns of Week's Transactions ' at Liberty Yards. CATTLE VALUES APPRECIATING. Buyers Kmnerons-Supply of Stockera Kot Up to Demand. LIGHT EUX OF SHEEP-MARKET FIRM Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, Thursday. March 28, 1SS9. Through receipts of cattle two weeks ago were upward of 6,000 head. Last week the number was a little above 3,000. This week, as appears by the accompanying re port, only 2,800 head Had their Sabbath rest and food at Liberty yards. Local re ceipts last week were scarcely up to demand. With an increase of 100'head this week there was still a shortage on good light butcher stock.weiching 1,100 to 1,200 pounds. On this grade of cattle there was an advance of 1015c over last week's prices. There were an unusual number o'f buyers on hand, more, in fact, than for some months past. The demand for stockers was so strong that a dozen or more loads went off like hot cakes, and many more would have found ready sale. A leading stock firm sent out the following statement to customers: "With a light display of cattle our market was more active and stronger for the local trade. Eastern markets as yet show no margins for shipment, hence heavy grades are not ready sale at prices." The tone of cattle markets shows a steady improvement since the beginning of March. There has been no boom, and trade is far from being on a satisfactory basis. There lias, how ever, been a steady appreciation of values, par ticularly for smooth, light butcher stock, and the feeling is general among stockmen that trade reached its nadir the first week In March. Since that time it travels slowly, but surely, toward the zenith. A new and better day dawns for the cattle trade. The principal drawback to the trade now is that farmers who are able to do it are holding back prime heavy cattle from markets on ac count ot low prices. Only those whose necessi ties force them are pushing stock to the front. Thi drawback will, it is believed, soon find its relief in higher prices for prime steers. It is not probable that values of these high craa.es will descend as low for a long time to come as they were at beginning of the month. Future changes are bound to be upward. Sheep and Lambs, The run is the lightest of the season, and not above one half that of one or two weeks in February. Sales for a number or weeks have been f rem 7,000 to 10,000 head. This week sales are 5,469 bead. The stock firm already quoted on the cattle situation sends ont the following statement to customers on the sheep situation: Owing to a Tery light supply, our market was firm and stronger, except on light and common lambs. But we cannot give our cus tomers any encouragement for the balance of the week, as New York markets still remam very bad." Pittsburg has been a better market this week for mutton on the hoof than New York has been. This has been one of the exceptional weeks, when prices were better here than there for choice wethers. The shippers who took their stock East went further to fare worse. Hoes. With returns of the week's transactions all in, it seems that supplies are 4,555 head below last week, and nearlj 3,000 less than the week be fore. The heaviest runs of the winter past were in the last two weeks of January, when receipts were above 32,000 and 34,000. From these figures there has been a drop of 15,006 head ascending to this w eek's report. And still markets hive not been active. At Chicago yesterday there was a decline of 10c, and in some grades 15c Advices to-day are that there has been a recovery of 5c. The drift of hog products, particularly mess pork and lard is toward a higher level, but packers claim that there is room for consider able drifting in that direction before a paying basis is reached. Following are the full returns of the week's transactions at Central Stock Yards: RECEIPTS. CATTLE. HOGS. SHEEP Thro'. Local. Thursday S3) 80 2,03 l,o Friday 780 .... S.5M 1,760 fcaturday 410 160 2,775 850 Sunday 900 660 5,325 2,730 Monday 80 20 900 Tuesday 260 1,875 2,640 Wednesday 80 20 2,400 2,090 Total 2,800 1,400 18,6a 11,200 Last week 3,360 1.300 23,380 16,610 Thursday 13 SIS FrJdav 874 654 Saturday 775 25 Monday 1,149 3,578 1,7-H Tuesday 206 1,206 2,371 Wednesday 24 1,174 675 Total 1,392 S.8H 5,469 Lastwcek. 1,291 10,554 7,703 By Telecraph. Kansas City Cattle Receipts. 2,132 head: shipments, 1,133 head; market slow; dressed beef, steers and cows steady: good feeding steers strong: stockers steady; good to choice cornfed, S3 854 25; common to medium, $2 75 63 60: stockers and feeding steers, 1 603 40; cows. SI 602 75. Hogs Receipts. 6,750 head; shipments, 1.S4S head; market strong, active and 57c higher; good to choice. S4 62K 4 67 common to medium, $4 254 50. Sheep Receipts, 2,408 head; shipments, none; mar ket active but steady; good to choice muttons, S4 254 50: common to medium, S2 50S3 90. Chicago Cattle Receipts. 1L000 head: ship ments, 5,000 head; market active but lower: choice to extra beeves, S4 004 25: steers, S3 00 63 85: stockers and feeders. S2 203 40; cows, bulls and mixed. SI 403 10: Texas cattle, SI 85 3 50. Hoes Receiptsl3,500 head; shipments, 7,000 head; market stroneand 10c high enmixed, S4 754 95; heavy. S4 754 97:light, S4 755 00; kips. S3 004 55. Sheen Receipts, 6,000 head; shipments, 1,500 headtmarketstrnnc, active and 1015c higher; natives. S3 005 50: Western cornfed, S4 2o4 95; lambs, S4 756 37J. St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 600 head; ship ments, 200 bead: market strong; choice heavy native steers, S3 754 30; fair to good do, S3 10 3 90; stockers and feeders, fair to good, 52 00 2 90: rangers, cornfed. S2 S0S3 50: grass-fed. S2 002 80. Hoes Receipts. 3,100 head; ship ments, 1,000 head; market higher; choice heavy and butchers' selections, S4 8004 90; packing, medium to prime, S4 654 80; light grades, ordinary to best. 84 70S4 85. Sheep Receipts. 100 head; shipments, none; market strong; fair to choice, S3 004 90. New York Beeves Receipts. 860 head, all for slaughterers direct; no market for beeves; market steady for dressed beef, at 506Jc for city slaughterer's sides; exports to-day, 870 beeves and 1,800 quarters of beet. Sheep Re ceipts, 1,300 head: market quiet and firm, at S4 505 60 ner 100 pounds for sheep, and $6 00 7 60 for lambs. Hogs Receipts, 2,900 nead: the few sales of good hogs were at $5 45 per 100 pounds, and common would go down to S3 10. Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 800 head through; no sales: no bids or offerings asking S4. bheep and lambs Receipts, 400 head through; 2.600 bead sale; sheep steadv; good, $4 754 90; lambs slow; good, S6 10G 50. Hogs Receipts, 4.300 head through. 2.700 head sale: market strong to 6c higher; mediums and York ers, S5 155 2a Ctjtchtnati Hoes in good demand and firmer; common and light. S4 004 80: packing and butchers', S4 6034 85; receints, 3,110 head; shipments. 2,050 b ead. Salvation Oil has made a most bril liant debut, because it has a genuine merit. 25 cents. Lace Flouncings. The largest and best variety of patterns in chantilly and guipure lace flouncings, drapery nets, Enssian and fish nets, etc, ever exhibited in this city will be found in oar lace department this week. arwrsu Hugus & Hackp. Very Uw Prices This Week At Hauch's jewelry store, No. 295 Fifth ave. Fine watches a specialty. Extra bargains in silverware. It will pay you to call this week. WFSu Luck, Is a word which should have no place in any vocabulary. A man must have ability to suc ceed, and a medical preparation, merit. There is no luck about Sozodont. It was sure to suc ceed from the first, because it was good, and did all that was claimed for it. WTSu Ojte httxdked pieces black cashmere, 456 inches wide; the-value is -75c. "While they last will sell at 60e,per jard.' 31WFSU HUGUS & HACKS. MARKETS BY WIRE. Reports of, Bis Failure Abroad Weakens the Wheat Market Corn and Oats Quiet Hoc Products Active and Irregular. Chicago Trading m wheat was light to-day and the market ruled quiet mostot the session. Large traders did not manifest much inclina tion to trade, with an effort, if anything, to hold the market within moderate range. May opened at about yesterday's closing, and was advanced Jfc on moderate buying and only .small offerings, but the advance brought out some wheat which checked further advance, and prices receded c, closing about c higher than yesterday. July opened a shade under yesterday's closing, closing H lower than yesterday, with moderate trading. Advices received confirming the failure of the largest grain house in Antwerp had a tendency to cause weakness here. General re ports of the coming crop are favorable. July sold lower than yesterday's closing, yet there is a feeling among dealers that some large traders are getting under the market. Very little interest was manifested in corn, which ruled quite duU most of the session, with transactions limited to -the operations of room traders. The feeling was firm, fluctua tions being confined within H&Vi cent range. The volume of business in oats was fair, but show cd a marked decrease from that of the two preceding days. An unsettled feeling pre vailed, but prices changes were confined to c range, and the close -was steady at li7& be low yesterday's sales. Mess pork was active and irregular during the earlv part of the day. Prices were ad vanced l512c. Later prices receded 25 27tc, and the market closed quiet. Trading in lard was only moderate and the feeling comparatively steady. Early sales were made at 25c advance, but a weaker feeling prevailed later, and the improvement was lost. Short ribs were active, and followed the fluctuations of lard. The leading rutures ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 May. $1 011 021 01 1 01 June. 9S5ie96J953696Kc; July, HSK& S8l,i(lb8'ASSc; j ear, SOkc CORS-Na 2 April, 34&c; May, 3535c; June. 35Ji35?i85K3SMc. Oats No. 2 Ma v. 2W26W25K25c; June, 2525Kc; Inly, 25SX25i7Xe. Mess Pork, per bbL May, S12 9u12 92K 12 6512 G5: June. J12 8012 82127012 70; July, $12 90S13 0012 7512 75. Labd. per 100 Rs. May, S7 157 15 7 107 10; June, S7 157 12: July, S7 22X 7 2247 157 15. Short Ribs, per 100 as. May. S6 406 40 6 356 35; June, S6 456 40; July, 6 506 52 56 45 6 45. Cash quotations were as follows: Flour steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 99K995c; No. 3 spring wheat. 92c: N o. 2 red, 99$9!Bgc No. 2 corn. 3434Jc. No. 2 oats, JSoc No. 2 rye. 43c No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flax seed. SI 51. Prime tlmotliv seed, SI 35. Mess pork, per barrel, S12 6012 65. Lard, per 100 lbs.$7 0i Short ribs sides (loose). SS SO 6 35. Drv salted shoulders (boxed). S5 50 65 75.- Short dear sides (boxed), S6 62&tt 75. Sugars Cut loaf, unchanged. Receipts Flour, 11.000 barrels; wheat, 24,000 bushels: com, 127,000 bushels: oats. 81,000 bushels; rye. 2,000 bushels: barley, 31,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 6,000 barrels; wneat. 6.000 bushels; com, 75,000 bush els: oats, 109,000 bushels; rye, 2,000 bushels; bar ley. 24,000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was easy and unchanged. Eggs weak at lOglOKc New Y'ork Flour dull and heavy. Corn meal steady; yellow Western; S3 502 85. Wheat Spot dull and ?c lower; options lc lower. Barley dull. Barley malt quiet. Corn Snot firmer and fairly active; options Qbifi higher. Oats Spot dull and steady; op tions firmer and moderately active. Hay quiet and easy: shipping, 65c; good choice. 8595c. Hops steady and quiet. Coffee Options firm, closed 1015 points above yesterday; sales, 37. 750 bags, including March and April, 16.70 16.75c; Mav, 16.7516.S0c; June, 16.8516.90c; July, 16.9517.05c: August. 17.1017.15c; Sep tember, 17.1517.30c; October, 17.30c: Novem ber, 17.35c: December, 17.35 17.40c: January, 17.40c; spot Rio quiet; tair cargoes, lSJJc Sugar--Raw les active and strong; fair refining, 55 U-16c; sales, 26,268 bags:Pcraambuco, ETgM test, 5 5 9-16c; 8,000 bags Muscovado, 5c for 87 test; refined, firm but quiet at 510c; foreign firm. New Orleans quiet. Rice quiet and steady. Cottonseed oil stronger; crude, 4243c; yellow, 50c. Tallow firm: city, 4 9-164c Rosin quiet. Turpentine quiet and easy at 49c Kjres more demand and firmer; West ern, 10llJc; receipts, 7,740 packages. Pork steady; extra prime, $12 5012 75. Cut meats qmet; sales pickled bellies, 10 pounds, 7c; 1415 pound4, 6Kc; pickled hams, 9Ji10c: pickled shoulders, 5c; middles quiet. Lard opened firmer and closed easy and dull; Western steady at S7 40; city, $6 95; March, 57 41. closing at S7 40; April, $7 35 bid; May, S7 4007 44, closing at $7 40 asked; Jane. S7 43 asked; July. S7 457-47, closing at E7 45 asked; August, S7 47 asked; September, $7 60 asked. Butter quiet and easy, except for choice; Western dairv, 1217cv. do creamery, 1624cjElgins, 2626c Cheese quiet and, easy; Western, 9$ll4c St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged bnt firm. Wheat Cash unsettled; options lower; the feeling was extremely unsettled, but favored the selline side, as the cable advices were very depressing, and yesterday's ram had a bearish effect,but speculative operations were conducted with great caution; the close was Kc lower for Mav, lc for June, Ke tor Julv. 5c for August and lc for year; No.2 red.cash,922e: May. 92Ji93c closing at 92?c asked; June, 8SS9Wc, closme at 87c bid; July, 8H SlJc, closing at 81Ji81Mc asked: August, THjSc, closing at 79Vfc nominal; year, 78Kc. Corn dull, closing weaken No. 2 cash, 29ic; April, 30c, closing at 29Jc bid: May, 30ji30Kc, closing at 30JJc bid: June, 31g31c, closing at31Jc bid; A ugust, 33c cl osing at 33c bid. Oats steady; No. 2 cash, 2426c bid; May, 26c asked, 26Jc bid. Rye No. 2. 43c. Barley Nothing doing. Flaxseed very quiet at 51 45. Provisions steady, firm but quiet. CixcrTATl Flour heavy. Wheat dull; No. 2 red. 949oc: receipts, 500 bushels; shipments, none. Corn in fair demand and firmer; No. 2 mixed. 35Vi35c Oats easier; No. 2 mixed, 27c Rye firmer; No. 2, 47c Pork quiet and firm atS13 00. Lard easier at $7 00. Bulkmeats and bacon steady and unchanged. Butter steady. Sugar strong and higher: hard re fined, 89c; New Qrleans,' 5Ji(Kc. Eggs heavy. Cheese quiet. Philadelphia Wheat Options dull and nominal. Com Speculation tame and very little inquiry from shippers, but prices of op tions ruled steady; carlots for local trade dull and unsettled, closing lc lower. Oats Carlots steady with moderate demand; futures dull and late months c lower. Butter dull and weak: Pennsylvania creamery, extra, 2324c; do prints, extra, 2324c MILWAUKEE Flour steady. Wheat steadv: cash. SSc: May. 89Jc: July. SSc Com dull; No.3,3131Uc Oats dull; No.2 white. 27K 2Sc Rye quiet: No. 1,44c Barley nominal: No. 2. 56c Provisions firm. Pork, $12 55. Lard, $7 02. Cheese dull; Cheddars. 10Kllc Baltimore Provisions 'firm but quiet. Butter quiet; western packed, 1820c; cream ery, 2526c Eges easy at 10Kllc Coffee quiet; Rio, fair, lSJic ToLEDOCloverseed active and steady; cash, March, $5 15; receipts, 239 bags; shipments, 1,160 bags. PITTSBURG IRON. There has been no material increase in the volume of business since last week's report, but there is more inquiry and prices are steadier. The feeling among manufacturers continues hopeful. Pio Iron Neutral Gray force, S14 75, cash; -ntlte and mottled, S14 0014 50. cash; all ore mill. S15 7516 00, cash; No. 1 fouhdry, S17 2517 60. cash; No. 2 foundry, S16 00, cash; No. 2 charcoal foundrv. $21 0021 50, cash: cold blast charcoal, 925 0028 00, cash; Bessemer iron. $16 7517 00. cash. Ferho-Makgauese Eightv per 'cent, S55 00 56 00: speigel-eisen, S2S 0028 60 f or20per cent cash. Mastufactubed Irou Bars, $1 751 80, 60 days, 2 per cent off; skelp, grooved, SI 801 85; sheared. $1 952 00. Muck Bar $27 75 is the extreme. Billets Bessemer steel, $28 60 cash; nail slabs, S27 7528 00; domestic bloom and rail ends, $19 0019 60. Nails Carlots 12d to 40d, $190, 60 days; 2 per cent off for cash. Wrought Iron Pipe Discounts on steam, gas and water pipe: Mack. to linch, 65 per cent, IK to 12 inches, 67K; galvanized, VK to lij-inch,47 per cent: 1H to 12 inches, 55 per cent: oilwell casing, 60 per cent; 5-inch cas ing, Sl per net foot;2-mch tubing, 13c: boiler tubes, tn and oil well casing, 60 per cent off large lots. Meechakt Stkel Tool, SKc; crucible spring, 4c: crucible machinery, 6c; open hearth machinery, 2c Rail Fastentkgs Spikes, 2.20c per pound, SO days; splice bars. 1.80LS5c per pound; square nut track bolts, 2.752.85c. and hexagon nut.2.90 2.95c f. o. b. Pittsburg. Old Rails American tees, $24 00Q24 60: steel do. $18 50 for short, $19 50 for long. Steel Rails Heavy sections, $2$g29 cash, at works. Scrap Iron No.1 wrought, S2121 25 pernet ton; cast Bcrap, $15 5016: wrought turnings. $13 14. net: cast borings. $1213, gross: car axles, $25 0025 50, net; old car wheels, $19 00019 60, gross; Ail ends, $19 5020 00; bloom do, $19 60, cash. Skelp Iron Grooved sizes, $1 65, cash; sheered, $1 9a Metal Market. New Yost Copper nominal; lake, April, $14 75. Lead dull and steady; domestic, S3 65. Tin dull and easier; straits, $21 00. Wool Market. St. Louis Wool market-quiet and easy at unchanged prices. A BIG IMPROVEMENT. National Bank of Commerce Building to be Eazed, Giving Way to AN 8-ST0RI GRANITE STRUCTURE. Mystery and Uncertainty of Stock Dealing Discussedby a Broker. , . DEFENSE OF THE ABUSED AMERICAN HOG Early next week workmen will commence tearing down the Bank of Commerce build ing on "Wood street, preparatory to the erection of a new one on the same site. It will be of granite, eight stories high, and be provided with" all modern improvements. The top stories will be utilized as offices. It will be completed in about a year, hd will be one of the handsomest buildingr in the city. TJnlil it is completed the business of the bank will be transacted in the triangu lar building on Liberty and 'Wood. Tnis is the first of the projected Wood street improve ments. Work on the new building for the Ger man National Bank on the same street will begin in a short time. That people, whether of a speculative turn or not, want toknowtne facts about stocks, general as well as local, is shown by their ap preciation of any fair statement or deduction which tends to thrown light on the subject and assist them to a correct understanding of the situation. "Outsiders who dabble in stocks generally find it an uphill business," remarked a broker yesterday afternoon. "They operate in tne dark, knowing nothing, or very little, about the securities In which they desire to in vest. This gives the companies unlimited op portunities to resort to all the tricks of the trade, and manipulation in every form is the result. Startling stories of big profits, ot favorable decisions in the courts and of combines and consolidations are flashed up to create a boom, and then the work of un loading beeins. This brings discredit upon the business, and deters many from investing their money where success or failure is in the bands of unscrupulous sharpers. Jay Gould has done more to lower the standard of stock dealing than any other man in the country. He has worked the 'watering' process for all it is worth, and has been hull and bear by turns to hoodwink the public The fact that his busi ness is known to only a chosen few shows how dangerous it is to handle anything with which he Is connected. Uis methods. I am sorry to say, are being adopted here to a considerable extent to the manifest injury of business. Stocks must be sustained, if sustained at alkby outside support. This can be obtained and held only by honorable, straightforward methods. If stocks were placed upon the market on their merits there would be more customers for them than can be found at present." The cold snap of Wednesday night and the lower temperature since was a blessing in dis guise. It checked the development of vegeta tion and rendered it less liable to destruction by the frosts of the early part of April. A few days more of inch weather as prevailed last and the early part of the present week, would have coaxedleaf and flower from their cover ings and subjected them to great danger. Gardners think the change of temperature in 'sures a good crop of early fruits and tierries. ' Pittsburg business men are hopeful that the present administration at Washington will im prove the trade relations between this country and foreign nations. One of them said yester day: "I see that the French Government is making war on the American hog. Heretofore that business has been confined to Germany. They say it is diseased, and that its consump tion as food causes scrofula and other hideous diseases. Of course this is all bosh, but the trouble Is to convince the people that the meat is perfectly sound and wholesome. The only way out of the dUBcutly that I can see Is to have every article of food exported from this country properly Inspected and marked. This could be done either here or in Europe. In either case it would be a guarantee to the con sumer. If that wouldn't work I would recom mend a cessation of exportation of food .pro ducts for a time. I thinkthis would soon bring the people over there to their senses. As it is this country is greatly handicapped in its for eign trade through English, German and French Interference, and something will have to be done to give relief, or Uncle Sam will be ruled out altogether." Referring to the proposed widening of Dia mond street, a business man said yesterday: "A strong argument in favor of it is that It would relieve the pressure on Fifth avenue between Smithfield and Market streets, where the people seem to flock by instinct every even ing and on holidays. My business compels me to pass along there every evening between 8 and 9 o'clock, and I always have great difficulty to make my way through the mass of human beings that Is always found there about that time. It Is worse for women and children. The crowd is so great at times as to suspend street traffic This is a great annoyance. I think the opening of Diamond street, as pro posed, would abate this evil, by giving the peo ple more elbow room. Attractions would be divided between the two thoroughfares. This would be a gain to the city." A BEARISH MARKET. Electric Keeps on Advancing While Nearly Everything EIa Is Weaker. Westlnghouse Electric was the only stock dealt in at the Exchange yesterday that scored an advance. The first sale in the morning was at 63. In the afternoon it went at 63 and 63. Philadelphia Gas was a trifle weaker, the high est point reached by it being 39K and the low est SSJi, with more offers than bids at the close. The depression was attributed to scarcity of orders. The other gassers were both weak and duU. Central Traction sold at 22 in the morn ing and 22 in the afternoon. The best bid for it on Wednesday was 2a The sales at both calls aggregated 898 shares. MOBNIXG. AFTERNOON. STOCKS. "Id. Asked. Bid. Asked. Commercial N. Bank 100- Keystone Bank of F'g SJH 53 Brfdeewater 30 42 Chartlers Val. Gas Co. .... 51 SO SI Hax. Gas Co. of W. Va S5 Pennsylvania Gas Co.. 19 Philadelphia Co 39 39Ji 33X 38K Fine Run Gas SI .... 81 .... Wheellnr Gas C . .. 30 30Jf 30 30W Hazelwood Oil Co 40 " CcntralTractlon ZM- .... .... Plttsburjc lTactlon. .... 2l ax People's Nat. Gas Co.. 16 17J Pleasant Valley K.K... 87tf Ash. Jt Pitts. K. R..... 28 .... 28 .... PltU.,Cln.4St.UH.B. 15 .... LaNoriaMlnlcgCo.... IK l .... bllverton MinlncCo... Ui ljj ijj .... WestlnghouseElectrlc. 63X 6JJJ 63J4 63 Westlnc'scAIrB. Co.. 121 .... ia ...." ritts.riate Glass Co.. 155 At the morning call 100 shares Philadelphia Gas sold at S9: 263 Electric at 63. 25 at 6 125 at 63. and 100 Central Traction at 22. In the afternoon 25 shares of Philadelphia sold at 39J4 10 at 39. 5at 38, 100 at 38K; 50 Cen tral traction at 21: 20 Electric at 63, and 75 at 63. Henry M. Long sold 400 Electric at 63 and 63 and 20 Airbrake at 12L The total sales of stocks at New York yes terdav were 299.9S7 shares, including: Atch ison, 51.285; Delaware, Lackawanna and West em, 9.000; Lake Shore. 3,185; Louisville and Nashville, 4.S85: Missouri Pacific, 7.900; North, western, 166?5; Readme, 111,725; St. Paul 6, 965; Union Pacific, 15,06a. ON A SOUND BASIS. The Oloncr Market Recovering From the Kccent Disturbing Influences. Indications of a liberal Treasury pulley tend to lessen apprehensions of a money stringency, which continues to agitate the New York financiers. The ease of funds helps to sustain values. The low rates at which money is loaned show that gold exports are far below the expectations formed when the copper bubble burst. This and a few failures of some magni tude in the iron trade caused a slight depres sion and fears of a squeeze, hut these disquiet ing Influences have in a large measure passed away, and the financial situation is as hopeful as at any time since the beginning of the year, with a certainty of improvement as the spring trade develops. . . Dealings at the local banks yesterday were of fair proportions, discounting being rather bet ter than usual and counter business up to the average. The Clearing House made a good re port, showing general trade to be in a healthy condition. The exchanges were $2,156,882 73, and the balances !i3(i3,961 28. Money on call at New York yesterday was easy at 2lpex cent; last loan at 3; closed offered at 3. Prime mercantile paper, 4Vi6K Sterling exchange dull but firm at MBS for 60-day bills and H 88 for demand. Government Bonds. Closing quotations in New York furnished The Dispatch by Robinson Bros, Wood street. Local dealers charge a commission of an eighth on small lots: V. 8. 4s. reg ll I3108M u. s. 4 coupi ...............los mm U.8.4s?rog.... 'fflKg U. 8. 4s. coups.., i:9130 Currency, S per cent, 1893 ree 120 Currency, 6 per cent. 1898 reir. U3 Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg, I2S Currency, 6 per cent, lb98reg iSaH Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 re 132 Government bonds dull and firm: State bonds dull and steady. New York Clearings $111598,399: balances, $4,238,211. Boston Clearings, 514,002,691; balances, Sl, 424.966. Money, 22 per cent. Philadelphia Clearings, $12,555,183; bal ances, Z,Z43,Sil4. Baltimobe Clearings, $1,166,257; balances, 9338,052. Chicago Money steady and unchanged. Bank clearings, $8, 153,000. St. Louis Clearings, $2,893,055; balances, $770,516. OIL WEAKER. ' Prices Go Down In the Face of Bullish In fluences. A scarcity of certificates had the apparent ef fect yesterdoy of weakening instead of strengthening the oil market. While this Is a contradiction of terms, the truth of the asser tion can hardly be denied. Oil seems to be in dependent of the laws governing every other branch of trade, going down in the face of bullish influences, and vice versa. This is con vincing proof that there is somebody or some thing behind the screen manipulating the wires. Outsiders have a poor show under such circumstances, and it is no wonder that they hold aloof. The market opened at 91 soon weakened to 91. then rallied -to 91J4 and closed below the opening. There was no vim on any or the ex changes. Calls sold at 91 and puts at 90, with plenty of buyers at that figure. Carrying at Oil City was 25 cents: Bradford, 10 cents. In New York a small premium was paid. Here carrying was flat. 'This is a beginning of the spring slumps," said a dealer, "and I thinK: prices will rnle lower." He may be mistaken. A. B. McGrew & Cov quote, puts, 90; calls, ihe following tawe, corrected Dy lie Witt I1 worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner Fifth avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows the order of fluctuations, etc. : Time. Bid. Ask. Time. Bid. Ask. Opened 91K Sa" 12:43 p. it.... MX 91X 10:15A. M.... HI SIX 1:00 r. X... SIX 81M 10:30a. V.... SIX S1H I:" P. M.... 9I4 SK 10:45a. m.... 8LX Si'A 1:30 p. r.. 91!4 SIX 11:00a. It.... SI 814 1:45 p. II.... 91! SIX 11:15A. U.... 91 SIX 2:00 P. M.... SIX 9X 11:30a. M.... SIX "IX 2:15P. It.... SIM SIX 11:45a. M.... SIX 91H 2:30 P. M.. SIX 01X 15:00 M SIX SIX 2:5P- X.... SIX SIM 12:15 p. x.... SIX SIX Closed SI .... 11:30 P. M.. 91X SIX Opened. SIXc: hlgheat, SlXc; lowest, 91c: dosed. Sic Barrels. Us nr runs , 59.552 Average runs 46,055 Dally SMnnients 99,836 Average shipment! 72,632 Average charters . 40,303 Clearances - ....,,,.,., 783,000 New York closed at 81c. Oil City closed at SOftC Bradrora closed at 81c ilew York. rertnwL Jc London, renned. 5X. Antwerp, renned, 16C Other OH markets. Oil City. March 28. National transit cer tificates opened at 91c; highest, 91c; lowest, 90c; closed, 9QJc Bradford. March 28. National transit cer tificates opened at 91c; closed at 91c; highest, 91c: lowest. 90c TrrusvTLLK, March 28. National transit cer tificates opened at 91c; highest, 91c; lowest, 90c: closed, 90c. New York. March 28. Petroleum was dull and featureless, and prices were confined with in narrow limits all day. The opening was steady at 92c, and after a decline to 90c it moved up to 90c Later it settled back to the opening figure, and remained there until the close, which was dull at 91c Sales, 314,000 barrels. fiEAL ESTATE DEALS. First Lutheran Church Property Sold to the Central Telephone Company." Black & Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold" the old First Lutheran Church, property on Seventh avenue, comer of, Montour way, with lot 66x100 feet, to the Central Telephone Com pany, for $58,000. The-.purcbasers Will erect at once a magnificent newrblock for their central office. They also sold an? elegant two-story and mansard brick dwelling, .No. 117 Sheffield street, Allegheny City, with lot 22x124 feet through to Hamlin street, to a well-known minister, for the price of $13,000. James W. Drape & Co. closed the sale of a dwelling house and grounds on Reed street, near Center avenue, contiguous to the resi dence of Mr. E. P. Jones, for $7,000. The owner, Mr. Montgomery, contemplates a trip to Europe. - L. O. Frazier, comer Forty-flfth and Butler streets, sold to Mrs. B A. O'Connor a new two storv frame dwelling of 6 rooms, lot 20x100 feet to an alley, situate on the north side of Llbertv avenue, near Fortieth street. Sixteenth ward, for William Velte, for $2,700 cash. John F. Baxter sold two lots in Bank of Com merce addition extended. Brnsbton station, Nos. 49 and 50, with a frontage of 100 feet on Baxter street by 250 in depth, to Jacob Schu macher for $1,400. W. A. Herron & Sons sold a lot on Erin Btreet, Eleventh ward, city, 22x115 feet, for $1,200. Mellon Bros, sold to Delia Schell lot No. 38, fronting 25 feet on Finance street by a depth of 100 feetto Pennsylvania Railroad, in Mel Ion's Homcwood plan, for $550. Miss Schell will build a residence thereon, at once. ONLY SLIGHT CHANGES. Stocks Successfully Hammered, Notwith standing a Good Home and Foreign Demand Almost Everything .Heavy and Fractionally Lower Bonds Fnirly Active. New York, March 28. The stock market was In the aggregate more active to-day, but this was due entirely to heavy trading In Read ing, the rest of the list being dull and feature less outside of the few leaders which have of late monopolized the business and interest of the speculation. Everything appeared bright er this morning; London coming higher with 'a reported increased confidence in Americans on the other side and a reduction of the rate of in terest outside of the Bank of England,tbe fort nightly settlements both In London and Paris having passed off without a single failure. The foreigners also wero buyers to a limited extent in this market, while commission houses were better supplied with ordsrs, and there was a disposition shown among the smaller bears'to cover up their shorts. Several specialties made marked advances. The market was very narrow, however, and the February statement of the Reading was made a club whereby to hammer the price of that stock down, although the extreme decline was only a shade pver 1 per cent, to effect which thero were sold over 111,000 shares of the stock. This result was not so satisfactory, and later the attention was turned to Atchison.a'nd that stock was found more vulnerable and broke 2 per cent from the best price of the forenoon. Efforts were made to get other shares down, but no success attended them ex cept In Union Pacific, which was unfavorably affected by the decision of the dfrectors net to pay a dividend, and in Burlington, a portion of which was afterward recovered, however. Among the inactive shares the consolidation again helped Big Four and Cleveland, Colum bus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, each rising about two points, although the Improvement could not be beld in the face of the general weakness. . Memphis and Charleston was higher on the recent decision In favor of the minority stockholders, and some others, such as Chicago and Alton, Denver. Texas and Ft. Worth. San Francisco preferred and Manhattan, sold ma terially higher. The market closed heavy to weak and fairly active generally at but slight chances for the day. Almost everything is fractionally lower this evening, though Big Four is up 1 per cent, but Atchison is down 1J and Reading 1 and Union Pacific 1. Railroad bonds were still fairly active, the sales of all issues aggregating $1,495,000, but the only feature of note in the trading was the animation in the Denver and Rio Grande Western assented bonds, which contributed $152,000 to the grand total. They were weaker, however, and lost a portion of the advaaeeof the past few days, going back 1 per cent, to 90. Tbo rest of tbe list was rather heavy and final changes are quite irregular, though there was a better tone in tbe latter portion of tbe day. Advances are in a majority. Utah Southern extension 7s rose 2, to 110. Tbe following table snows tne prices of active stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange. Corrected oalij f or The Dispatch by Whit ney & Stephenson, members of New York stock .Bxcnange, 07 ourtn avenue: Clos ing Wd. X 42X Open Am. Cotton OH 3SX Attn., Top. a 8. Jr.... uh Heie- 45 CX Canadian Paeifle SIX Canada Southern .... Central of New Jersey, stttf CcninuPaclflc..., Chesapeake ft Ohio ... 18X1 C., Uur.& Qulncy.,... S2 C, Mil. & St. Paul... Ih C, J111.& St. P.. pr..,.10O C., KocKl. & 1' SIX C., St. L. & Fltts C., St. I,. Pitts, pf. C., St. P..M.AO Jl C.,8t.F.,M.4 0.. pr. X C. .Northwestern.. ..103 CJt Jiorthwcstern, pt .... C. C. (1 .ft I , 70X Col. ft Hocking Val Dei.. L,ftW... ,I38X Del. ft Hudson.. UenverftRloO.... 16J4 Denver ft Bio U., pr... 4.1X K.T.,Va. ftUa , 8 E.T.,Va.ftOa.. lstpf .... E.T.. Va.ftGa.2dpf. .... Illinois Central 109 fake Erie ft Western.. 1654 Lake Erie ft West. pr.. 65X Lake Shore ft M. S 101X Lonlivllle ft Nashville. 61JS Michigan Central Mobile Ohio Mo.. H. ftTexas 12X Missouri Pacific 67 . J.. L. E. ft W 27 N. V., JL. E. ft W.pref 87X ? J., C. ftSt.L 17 .,, o. at. L. pr. if. ;, C. ft St.li. 2d Pf 41X .YftJN. E 4X Norfolk ft Western Norfolk ft Western, pf SBA Northern Pacific 25V Northern Pacific pref. 60X Ohio ft Mississippi..... 21X Oregon Improvement. 4S Oregon Transcon 32X FacificMail 36K Feo. Dec. ft Evans PhUadel. & Heading.. 43X Pullman Palace Cat. ..181 Richmond ft W. P. T.. 25X Richmond ft W.P.T.pf .... St.PaulADuluth St. Paul ft llnlnth pf. St. P., Minn, &Man... S9X St. L. A San Fran St. L. ft San Fran pf.. 55X St. L. ft San F.lsvpr. Texas Paclfio 18X UnlonPaclfic 63X Wabash ..... Wabash preferred 75H Western Union SIX Wheeling ft ju e 65X X S2X 10JX 16X 44X IDS 1SX 85 101W 61 3 109 16X 55X 100K SIX 12X 33 sow 25V 42X 130X 23X BOSTON STOCKS. An Irregular Market and a Close Decidedly Weak. Boston, March 28. On the stock market bonds were irregular, with more losses than gains. Stocks, however, were dull and strong until 12 o'clock, when a weak tone prevailed, and earlier gains were lost in Atchison, Chi cago, Burlington and Quincy and Union Pa cific. West End preferred and copper stocks developed the most strength. .aicn. arioc., ut.s. ii79 uga.ij.i,'nam,com. s Atch. &TOP.R.K... 42 K Boston ft Albany.. .215 Boston ft Maine.. ...170 C, B. 4Q 90S Clnn. San. ft Cleve. 23X Eastern E. K 82 Eastern R. R. Ss 125 Flint Fere si 27 Flint ft Fere M, nfd. SX K.C..St.J.AC.B.7s.l21 Little R. ft Ft. S. 7.100 Mexican Cen. com.. 13 . Y. ftJNewEnjr... 43V N. y. ft New Ens 7s,126)J Old Colony 170 AllouezM'ftCo.(new) 1 Calumet A Hecla.,.,230 Catalna 10 Franklin 10X unron . Osceola., UX Pewable (new).. OulncT , Hell Telephone.. Boston Land Water Power.... Tamarack , San Diego ,. M ..227 . 6X .. 63, .124 ..23 Philadelphia Stocks. Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57 Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex change. Bid. Asked. Pennsylvania Railroad 54 MX Reading Railroad 21 5-18 21X Bufialo, Pittsburg and Western IIS 12 Lehigh Valley.... 53U Lehlgu Navigation 51 52 U. Co. 'sNew Jersey 225 Northern Pacific 25X 261s Northern Pacific preferred 69X 69X Mining Stocks. New Yokk. March 28. Mining quotations closed: Amador. 100: Bodie, 110; Caledonia B. H., 300; Consolidated California and Virginia. 837; Commonwealth, 450: Dunkin, 100: El Cristo, 150: Gould and Curry. 235: Hale and Norcross, 435; Homestake, 900: Horn Silver. 135; Iron Silver, 300: Opblr. 524: Savage, 280: Stand ard. 100; Sullivan, 145; Union -Consolidated, 330; Yellow Jacket, 365. TRT FAT AND QUITE INSANE. Captnin Craft Removed From Harrlsbnrg -to o. Washington Asylum. "Washington, March 28. Captain David L.Craft, Sixth Tnfantrypvas brought here from Harrisbnrg, last evening, by Lieutenant Sellnier, Third Artillery, and placed in St. Elizabeth's Insane Asylum. Captain Craft was found incapacitated for active service by an examining board, on account offat.but no mention of his diseased mental condition was made on the papers. He weighs 300 pounds, and Lieutenant Sellmer was obliged to employ an assistant to help in bringing him to Washington. A Month's Shaving for 2 Cents. For 2 cents Colgate & 'Co., 55 John at, N. Y. will mail you a sample of Demulcent Shaving Soap ABMOUE'S EXTRACT OF BEEF. ARMOUR & CO., CHICAGO, SOLE MANUFACTURER& This is now conceded to be the best in the market, as witnessed bv the fact that we have just secured the DIPLOMA FOB EXCEL LENCE at the Pure Food Exposition, now be ing held in Philadelphia. CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE, SUPERIOR IN QUALITY, And with tbe bright appetizing flavor of fresh ly roasted beef. REMEMBER, mhl-MWF STEAMKRS AND EXCURSIONS. HAMBURG-AMERICAN PACKET CO .-EXPRESS service between New York. South ampton and Hamburg by the new twin-screw steamers of 10,000 tons and 12,500 horse power. Fast time to London and the Continent, steam ers unexcelled for safety, speed and comfort. Regular service: Everv Thursday from New York to Plymouth (London), Cherbourg (Paris) and Hamburg. Through tickets to London and Paris. Excellent fare. Rates extremely low. Apply to the General office. No. 37 Broadwav. New York. R. J. COKT1S. Manager; C. B. RICHARD CO., General Passage Office, 61 Broadwav, New York: MAX UCUAMBERG ft CO., 527 Smith field st., Pittsburg. mh23-27-WF TORD DEUTSCHER LLOYD FAST L route to London and tbe Continent. Express Steamer Service twice a week from New York to Southampton (London, Havre), Bremen. Ss.Saale.Mch.27.2p.M I Ss.Fulda.-Apr. 6, 10 A.M. Ss.Eras.Mb.30.5:30AJr Ss.Lalm . Apr. 10. 1 p.m. Ss.Trave.Apr.aMA.M. Ss.Eibe . Apr. 13, 3 P. M. First Cabin, Winter rates, from 575 upward. MAX SCHAMBERG fc CO.. Agents, Pitts burg, Pa. OELRICHS & CO., 2 Bowling Green. New York City, . ja29-71.D State Line To Glasgow. Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool. FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY. Cabin passageJ33 and S50. according to location of stateroom. Excursion S85 to too. Steerage to and from Europe at Lowest Bates. AUSTIN BALDWIN ft CO., General Agents, Si Broadway, New York. J. J. McCORMICK. Agent, Plllsbnrg. Pa. mhl2-D ' ALLAN LINE ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS, THE ONLY DIRECT LINE Prom GLASGOW, LONDONDERRY and GALWAY To PHILADELPHIA. Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled. Prepaid Intermediate, $30. Steeraee. 519. Passengers by this route are saved tbe ex pense and inconvenience attending transfer to Liverpool or from New York. J. J. Mccormick, or a. d. scorer a son, Pittsbunr. mhl5-99-MWF ANCHOR LINE. Atlantic Express Service. LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN. Steamship "CUT OF ROME." from New York, JVEDN ESDAY, May J, May 29, June 28, July 24. Largest and finest passenger steamer afloat, saloon passage, SG0 to $100; second-class, S30. Glasgow service. Steamers every Saturday from New York to GLASGOW and LONDONDERRY. Cabin passage to Ulasgow, Londouderry. Liver pool 50 and (GO- Second-class, S30. . Saloon excursion tickets at reduced rates. Travelers' circular letters of credit and drafts for any amount Issued at lowest current rat's. For books of tours, tickets or further informs-' tlon .Apply to HENDERSON BROTHERS. N. Y., or J. J. MCCORMICK, Fourth and' Bmlthneld: A. D. SCORER a SON, 41) Smithfield It., Pittsburg; W.' BEilPLE, Jr., 165 Fedenlit., AUeghenv. no6-is6-siwr DOMESTIC MARKETS. Butter and Eggs Active, Potatoes Drifting Downward. BANANAS STRONG, APPLES QUIET. Choice Oats Scarce, Hay Eeceipts Chiefly of low Quality. SUGAR TEET FIE1I AT EECENT EISE Office ofthe ptttsbtrq dispatch, ( THURSDAY, March 28, 1889. J Country Frodace Jobbing- Prices. Creamery butter is moving out actively at last week's prices, notwithstanding the H drop at Elgin, One large dealer in Ohio cream ery said to-day: "We have cleaned out our stock and have not a tnb left." Eggs are also active, but prices give no signs of going up. Retailers are buying freely on account of low prices. There is a good inquiry for cheese, but no advance. Potatoes keep drifting downward since improved roads enable farmers to get stock into markets. Fancy apples are scarcely to be had. The best in the market are slow at 1 SO. An improved demand for tropical fruit is reported by dealers. Bananas are firm. About all that can be said of produce trade is that this month's record shows an improve ment on that of February. There is a more ac tive movement all along the line, but margins otproSt are closer than ever. BUTTER Creamery, Elgin, 28c; Ohio do, 25020c: fresh dairy packed, 2021cj country rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, Beans Choice medium. SI 90: choice peas. 52 0o2 15. Beeswax 2325c ?1 & for choice; low grade, 1618c Cider Sand refined, 16 S07 60; common, $3 504 00; crab cider, Si 008 60 $ barrel; cide'r vinegar, 1012c $ gallon. Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall make, 12K13c: Llmburger, lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, 11K12C Dried Pk AS $1 151 50 31 bushel; split do, 2Ko V Eggs 10K11c dozen for strictly fresh. Fruits Apples, SI 00l oO l barrel; evap orated raspberries. 25c $1 ft; cranberries, S8 00 V barrel; S2 402 50 per bushel. Feathers Extra live ceese. 5060c; No. 1 do., 40345c; mixed lots, 303oc f? ft. Hominy S2 652 75 f barrel. Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13 15c Potatoes Potatoes, 3035o f? bushel; S2 50 2 75 for Southern sweets; S3 253 60 for Jer seysweets. ' Poultry Elve chickens, 90c S pair; dressed chickens, 1315c pound; turkeys, 18 20c, dressed,.? pound; ducks, live, S0S5c JJ pair; dressed, 1314c f) pound; geese, 102215c per pound. Seeps Clover, choice, 62 fis to bushel, 8 If! busuel; clover, large English. 62 lbs, S6 25; clover, Alstke, $8 SO; clover, white, $9 00; timo thy, choice, 45 lbs, $1 85; blue grass, extra clean, 14 ft?, SI 00; blue grass fancy, 14 fis, SI 20: orchard grass, 14 lbs, S2 00; red top, 14 fis, SI 00: millet, 50 S3, $1 25; German millet, 60 fis, S2 00; Hungarian grass. 48 fis, 52 00: lawn grass, mix ture of fine grasses, 25c per fi. Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered, 55e. Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00 3 60 f) box; common lemons, 82 75 M box; Mes sina oranges, $2 603 5Q$ box; Florida oranges. 53 604 50 1? box:"Valencia oranges, fancv, 86 SO 7 50 J case; Malaga grapes, 89 CO 10 00 f) per keg; bananas, 82 50 firsts;. SI 60, good seconds. $) bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 oO W hundred: new figs, 1214c fl pound; dates, 5 6Ko V pound. Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches: cabbaees, 81'502 50 $1 hundred: new cabbage, $2 0002 50 ft crate; onions, 5075c ft barrel; turnips, 2530c ft bushel. Groceries. Sugar continues firm at he late sharp ad vance. Coffee is steadv. General groceries have undergone no change. Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2l22c; choice Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c; old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo, 22g23c; Mocha. 30K31c; Santos,U922c: Caracas coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 20K22c: La guayra, 2122c Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c high grades, 262Sc; old Government Java, bulk, 32K33Xc; Maracaibo, 2728c;Santos, 2324c; peaberry, 27c: peaberry Santos, 2224c; choice Rio, 25c: prime Rio, 23c; good Rio, 22Kc; ordinary, 21Jic. Spices (whole) Cloves, 21 2.5c; allspice, 9c; cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 70S0c. Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c; Ohio, 120, Sc; headlight. 150, 8Kc: water white, lOKc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; camadlne, UKc; royaline, 14c Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar syrup, 3338c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strict ly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup, 90c. K. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 45c; me dium. 45c; mixed, 4042c Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bl-carb in Ks, 5cs bi-carb. assorted packages. 56c; sal soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c. Candles Star, full weight, 10c; stearine, per set, 8Kc; parafilne, ll12c RICE Head, Carolina, 77Mc; choice, 6 7c: prime, 5Ji&Kc; Louisiana, 66tic 8TARCH Pearl, 8c; cornstarch, 5C7c; gloss starch. 5Ji7c Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 82 65; Lon don layers, S3 10; California London layers, S2 SO; Muscatels, 82 25: California Muscatels; 81 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia, 7K7Kc; sultana, 8Kc; currants, new, 4Jf ?5$c; Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes, 813c: Salonica prunes, in 2& packages, 8c; cocoanuts, per 100, 86 00: almonds, Lan., per fi, 20c; do Irica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12 016c; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts. 10c; pecans, ll15c: citron, per fi. 2122c; lemon peel, per ft, 81314c; orange peel, 12c. Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per fi, 6c; apples, evaporated, t6c; apricots, Califor nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated, pared. 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated, unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c; cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor ated, 2424c; blacKberries, 78c; huckle berries, 1012c Sugars Cubes, 88Kc; powdered, SV 8c; granulated, SMSJ4c; confectioners' A, 78c; standard A. 7c; solt whites, 7Ji'c; yellow, choice. 6Ji7c; yellow, good, 6j6Jic; yellow, fair, 6?$c; yellow, dark, c Pickles Medium, bbls. (1,200), $4 75; me diums, half bbls (000), S2 85. oiu.1 nu. i 71 uui, uui,i.iu. x ex, m uui, 91 uo; airy, bbl, 81 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, 81 20; liczin's Eureka. 4 bu sacks. S2 SO: Hicsrin's .turcica, io-ii x pockpis, uu. Canned Goods Standard pearnes. 81 30 1 90;2ds, 81 301 S5: extra peaches, 81 501 90; pie peaches, 90c: finest corn. 81 001 SO; Hfd. Co. corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cSl 00; lima beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75 85c; marrowfat peas, 81 101 15: soaked peas, 70075c; pineapples, SI 401 60; Bahama do, S2 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, 81 25; egg plums, 82 00; California pears, 82 50; do greengages, 82 00; do egg plums. 82 00: extra white cherries, 82 90; red cherries, 2fis, 90c; raspberries, SI 15Q1 40; strawberries, 81 10; gooseberries, SI 201 30; tomatoes, 8292c; salmon, 1-ft, 81 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suc cotash, 2-fi cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fis, 81 251 50; corn beef, 2-fi cans, 81 75; 14-fi cans, 813 69: baked beans, 81 401 45; lobster, 1 fi, 81 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, 81 60; sardines, domestic. Vs. 84 154 60; sardines, domestic s, 88 258 50; sardines, imported, Ks. 811 60U 50; sardines, imported, K, 818 00; sardines, mustard, S4 00; sardines, spiced, 84 25. Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 836 ft bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, 840: extra No.1 mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do. messed, $36; No. 2 shore mackerel, 824. 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, 67Kc Herring Hound shore, 85 00 ft bbl.; split, SI 00: lako 82 60 ftJOO-fi. half bbl. White fish, 87 ft 100-fi. half bbl. lako front, 85 SO ft half bbL Finnan hadders. 10c ft fi. Iceland halibut. 13c ft fi. Buckwheat Flour 225J ft fi. Oatjieal-SC 30Q6 60 f bbl. Mikers' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6860c ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c. Grnln, Flonr nnd Feed: Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex change, 25 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayneand Chicago, 3 cars of oats, 1 of straw, 6 of hay, 1 of malt, 6 of flour, 1 of corn. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis, 2 cars of hay, 1 of corn. By Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of oats, 2 of hay. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of hay. I of flour. There was but one sale on call, viz.: a car of No. 1 timothy hay at $14, 10 days. A good quality of oats is hard to find this sea son, say retailers. A craln operator said to day: "There Is not 1 car in 20 coming to mar ket that will grade as No. 2." Rains in harvest times bleached the oats and very much injured their selling quality. Late receipts of hay have also been in the main of inferior quality. The difficulty of securing high grades of oats and hay has as much to do with demoralizing mar-kets-as over-production. There is a more ac tive movement in flour the past few days, but margins to the jobber are close. A large oper ator reports that be sold 4 carloads yesterday, but scarcely made enough to pay his preacher tbe regular dues. Wheat Jobbinc prices No. 2 red, $1030 1 04: No. 3 red. 91S'J5c Corn No. 2 yellow,ear,89B3BKc: high mixed ear, 3637c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, Ss39c; No. 2 rliow, shelled, 87k38c; uleh mixed, shelled. 3737Kc: mixed, shelled, 3586c OATS No.2white.32K33c; extra, No, S.31 631 He; No. 3 white,' 3030c: No. 2 mixed. 2S 29c RYE No. 1 Western, 70875c; No, 2, 65856c. BAELEY-No,lCanada,8oeSci.No.2 Cana- 8588c; No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore, LOUR Jobbing prices, winter patents, 86 25 6 6 60; spring patents, 86 506 75: winter straight, 85 &05 76; clear winter, 85 005 25: straight XXXX bakers', 84 755 00. Rye flour, 84 00. Millteed Middlings, fine white, 81S 000 17 00 ft ton; brown middlings, 813 0013 50; winter wheat bran, $13 5014 00; chop feed, $15 0016 00. HAY Baled timothy, choice, 814 60014 75; No.1 do, 814 00014 25: No. 2 do, 81150012 00; loose from wagon, 818 002U 00; No. 1 npland prairie. 810 00010 25; No. 2, S3 008 60; packing do. $6 757 00. Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye straw, J7 007 25. Provisions. Sugar-cured hams, large, lOJc; sugar-cured hams, medium, 10c: sugar-cured hams, small, lie: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar cured shoulders, 8c: sugar-cured boneless shoulders, 9c: sugar-cured California hams, 8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c: sugar cured dried beef sets, 9c:sugar-cured dried beef rounds, lie: bacon shoulders. 7c; bacon clear sides. 8c; bacon clear hemes, 8c: dry salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, TJic Mess Eork, heavy, 814 00; mess pork, family, 814 SO. ard Refined in tierces, 7c; half barrels, 7c; 60-fi tubs, TJjJc: 20 fi pails, 7Jc; 60-fitlncan, 7c;3-fi tin pails, 7&C; 5-fitin pails, 7c; 10-fi tin pails, 7c Smoked sansage, long, 6c;large, 5c Fresh pork links. 9c Pigs feet, half barrel, $3 75; quarter barrel. 31 75. Dressed Meat. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650 fis, 5c; 650 to 650 fis, 6c: 650 to 750 fis, 6c Sheep, 7c ft fi. 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