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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, TUESDAY, APRIL 16.
SURVEY OF TRADE.
&dfc Tone of Produce Markets Better
Creamery nutter firm.
EASTER EGG BOOM DISCOUNTED.
Ohio Buff Hides Weakened tj Boston Tan
LOW GEADE SWISS CHEESE QUIET
Office of Pittsbubg Dispatch, 1
MONDAY. April 15, 18S8. J
According to the general testimony of
produce commission merchants, the tone of
trade shows a slight improvement since the
beginning of the month. There has been
for the last week a very active movement in
butter. The demand has been unusually
strong from surrounding towns. At this
time of the year, between hay and grass,
cutter is usually scarce through the country,
and smaller towns obtain their supplies from
the city. A countryman at Diamond Market
thus puts tho present butter situation: "Cows
are just getting enough grass to keep them
from bay and fodder and not enough to do
them any good, but a few more days of grow
ing weather will bring things all right. By an
other week there will be plenty good grazing
and the creamery butter trade will slacken up."
The expected boom In eirgs as Easter draws
nearer has failed to materialize as yet. While
the movement has been active for the week
past, any attempt to advance to 12c at once
brought a chill on the markets. Said one old
time country peddler: "Hook for no Easter
advance this year, because eggs have been
cheap so long that dealers are much better sup
plied than they commonly are at this time.
Customers of mine to whom I have sold as high
as 300 dozen a week or two before Easter
wanted only a couple of cases this week, saying
that they were already well stocked."
Said the same dealer concerning poultry: "1
lave never known the country through which
1 travel weekly as bare of poultry as now. For
the first time in rive years I came to Pittsburg
with not a single chicken or turkey."'
The trade in staple cheese has held its own
for the past week both as to prices and volume.
There is a scarcity of good Ohio cheese, which
now varies little, if any, from New York in
Erice. The fact is due to the abundance of the
itter and scarcity of the former. Swiss cheese
is verv quiet and has been all season. On all
but the highest grades of domestic Sweitzer
large concessions are made to the cash buyer.
A jobber here reports that a lot of low grade
Ohio Sweitzer was recently consigned from
here to New York with permission to drop
more than half on quotations In order to effect
In grocery lines the marked feature of the
past week has been the sharp advances in
sugars, with which commercial reporters found
it difficult to keep pace. There appears at the
endofaweqk of almost daily advances no let
up to the onward movement, as markets closed
verv firm. With an advance of almost 1c on
green coffee there was general expectation of
a rise in packages. Prices, however, remain as
a week ago.
Another heavy failure of a Boston tannery
amounting to $700,01X1 has had a depressing in
fluence on the markets here, as all over the
land. Up to the failure Ohio buff hides were
Eellingat6c There was at once a drop of c
in Eastern markets. Pittsburg is a leading
source of supply in this line to Eastern tanners.
Vhile our dealers have not yet reduced prices
paid to butchers, the demand has so much
fallen offn the past few days, that a Mc drop
is almost certain the coming week. A leading
hide dealer speaking of the Boston failures
said: "While markets have been depressed of
late, and these failures will have their tempor
ary influence to depress them still more, the
hide and leather business here is on a sound
basis and there is little doubt we will come
around all right.
"Our home tanners, as a rule, are well fixed,
and in possession of more capital laid up in
good years than they are able to use in their
business. These late failures are probably due
to local causes or to i variety of reasons which
we here cannot know. Our Allegheny tanners
are as firm as the hills and it would require a
trade cyclone of the first magnitude and long
continued to knock them from their base.
Twenty years ago there were twice as many
tanneries here as at present. We have had a
survival of the fittest. 1 could name two tan
neries now, whose odtpnt is greater than the
2S tanneries which were in existence 20 years
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of tbo Market at the East Liberty
Stock Yard. .
Office of Pittsbcko Dispatch, 1
Monday, April 15, lbS9. J
Cattle Receipts, 2,140 head: shipments,
1,240 head; market slow at unchanged prices.
Twenty-eight cars of cattle shipped to New
Hogs Receipts, 5,000 head: shipments. 3,800
bead: market steady; all grades, S3 005 10.
Eleven cars of hogs shipped to New York to
day. Sheep Receipts, 3,600 bead: shipments, 3,400
bead; market slow and a quarter lower.
Here's Island. Cattle The run of cattle
was larger than for many months past, and 123
bead above last week's receipts. Prices at Chi
cago were 25c more than last week, but buyers
here were unwilling to pay the advance, and
drovers were forced to concede. The range for
"Western beeves, 1,500 to 1,600 pounds, was S4 85
to S5 05: for 1,200 to 1,400 pounds, $4 75 to $4 85;
and for prime light cattle weighing 900 to 1,100,
The quality was below average, there being
a larger proportion than usual of light cattle.
A number of loads which passed for butcher
cattle were really only fit for stockers. Cows
were scarce, but there was little demand for
them. Calves were too plenty with a range of
4)c to 5c,but very few. if any. went above 5c
Receipts Irom Chicago, I. Zeigler, 116 head: L.
Gerson, 96 head: A. Fromm, 69 head; H. Hirsch
& Co., 37 head; Dellenbach & Co., 83 bead: L.
Iiowenstein,T8head; E. Wolf, 18 head; Roth
schild & Co., 69 bead; various owners, Pennsyl
vania, 24 head; total 500 head; last week, 467;
previous week, 511.
Sheep and Lambs. Last week's advance
and more was lost, on account of big run and
unfavorable advices from East and west.
The range for clipped was 4c to 4c; for
wool, 6c to 5Jic; last year's lambs, 6c to 7c;
spring lambs, 7c to 10c.
Receipts L Zeigler. Chicago. 277; S. Lowen
Btein. Chicago, 226; Rothschilds & Co., Chicago,
215; J. Langdon, Ohio, 20; Fleming fc Co., Penn
sylvania, 1S7; J. Cruikshank, Pennsylvania, 23:
D. O. Pisor, Pennsylvania, 15; "G. Klein,
Pennsylvania, 15: William Craig, Pennsylvania,
70: total, LOIS; last week, 639; previous week,
Hogs. Supply fair, with $5 10 to $5 20 as the
range for heavy weights, and $5 25 to $5 35 for
light selected bogs. Receipts L. Gerson. Chi
cago, 111; Needy fc Smith, Ohio, 330; J. Lang
don, Ohio, 45; J. Cruikshank, Pennsylvania, 28;
D. O. Pisor. Pennsylvania, 9: G. Klein, Penn
sylvania, 9; S. Hillerman, Pennsylvania, 7;
William Craig, Pennsylvania, 23. Total, 662.
Last week, 639. Previous week, 612.
New York Beeves Receipts, 3.900 head.
Including 10S carloads for exportation, 74 car
loads for city slaughterers direct and 58 car
loads for the market; total for the week, 11,000
bead: the trading was anil and prices were a
. fraction lower; common to prime steers sold at
S3 7504 70 per 100 &s; extra do at H 01 90;
bulls and dry cows at $2 003 4a Exports to
dav include 500 beeves: for the week 3,700
beeves. 2.300 sheep and 10,100 quarters of beef.
Seep Receipts. 14,500 bead, making 41.500 bead
for the week; the market was weak and closed
heavy; unshorn sheep sold at 56c per ;
clipped do at 45Kc; nnshom yearlings at 6
n(c; clipped do at 65Jc; spring lambs at 12 00
5 00 each. Hogs Receipts, 12,500 head, mak
ing 32,400 for the week; market about steady
Jor Uve hogs at 55 205 40.
CHICAGO Cattle Kecelnts. 11,500 head: ship
ments 4,000 head; market strong at Saturday's
onces: choice to extra beeves, 4 404 50:
steers. S3 S04 25: stockers and feeders. 2 45
S70;-Texas steers, S3 253 90 Hogs-Receipts.
11000 bead: shipments, 8,800 head; market
strong and 610c higher; mixed. 70495;
heavy. 84 75Q5 05; light, $4 S05 05; skips, $3 60
4 40 Sheep Receipts, 8.000 head; shipments.
1,000 head; market 61W lower- natives. S3 903
5 50: Western cornfed, $4 S0Q5 50; Texas, 60;
Iambs. M 756 00. The Srovert' Journal cable
gram from London quotes light supplies of
- cattle, steady demand and unchanged prices.
Bt steers are selling at 12Xc per pound,
. dressed weight.
((Kansas crnr-Cattle-Recelpts. 2,195 head;
shipments, none; dressed beei and shipping
steers 1015c higher; cows strong to 5810c
higher; stockers and feeding steers strong.
Jood to choice cornfed, $4 2064 45; common
to medium, J3 104 10; stockers and feeding
eteers, S2 003 45; cows. Jl 753 10. Hogs Re
ceipts, 3,374 head; shipments. 665 head; market
active; good to choice. $4 60JJ4 00; common to
medium. U ZiQi 45. Bheep Receints, 1,515
head: no shipments; market strong and active;
good to choice muttons, 54 604 75; common
j. o medium. S75ffi4 10.
, Cdtctknati Hogs steaSy; common and
A MJlght. H 0Q4 80: packing and butchers', $1 65
& & J85 "ceipts, 3,700 head; shipments, 675 head.
VTheat Stronger and the July Option Higher
on Favorable Cable Corn and Oats
Quiet Bog Products Show an
CHICAGO There was fair trading in wheat
to-day, and a stronger tone pervaded the mar
ket. J uly, in which the principal interest cen
ters, opened J6K higher and advanced c
more, or ljc above Saturday's closing, and
closed just lc higher. Cable adyiccs denoted
more strength on the other side, and private
reports quoted Id advance and an improved de
mand. The decrease in the visible suDplywas
greater than bad been calculated upon, and
helped to strengthen the feeling. After the
noon hour the market weakened somewhat un
der increased offerings. Parties who had
bought at lower prices realized on their pur
chase but the closing was strong., Some ship
ping demand existed here.
There was only a moderate business in corn,
which was dull during the entire session, fluc
tuations being confined within Y$Qiic range,
and operations were limited to transactions of
room traders. The feeling was comparatively
steady, and final quotations were a trifle better
than Saturday's closing.
Oats were fairly active but unsettled. The
opening was easy, and a fractional decline fol
Jowed the first sales. Good buying, however,
produced a firmer feeling, and pnees advanced
taKc A recession of K6Kc followed the
appreciation, and the market closed quiot and
Ji!4o above Saturday's last sale.
Only a moderate trade was reported in hog
products and the feeling was steady. Prices
averaged slightly higher on the leading articles,
and the market closed qniet at medium
figures. Trading was confined almost ex
clusively to May and July contracts.
The leading futures rancea as follows:
WHEAT No. 2 May, 898iftS8S7Ke;
June, 8SS9g87V88c; July, S2M683K
82K83Kc; year. 77K77?ic
CORN No. 2 May. 3434c: June, S535c;
Oats-No. 2ilay, 242621K21c; June,
2424Jc; July, 24K24c.
Mess Pork, per bbL May, $11 53ll 62U
Oil 62kll 60; June, $11 65U 70; July,
ill 75611 t0ll 72KU K-
Lard, per 100 tts May, $6 806 82K; June,
56 856 S7k6 856 S July, SS 90gtj !K
SHORT RIBS, per 100 ttV Mav, $5 905 95
June, SS 006 00; July, $6 056 106 056 01.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour steady
and unchanged. No. 2 sprine wheat, 87yS7c;
No. 2 corn. 31Hc N o. 2 oats.2424c. No. 2 rye,
43c. Barley nominal. No. 1 fiaxseedLtl 64, Prime
timothy seed. $1 301 32. Mess pork, per barrel,
$11 55&11 60. Lard, per 100 lbs. SO 8a Short
ribs sides (loose). S5 905 95. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed)! $5 37J5 50. Short clear
sides (boxed), $6 3765u. Sugars Cut loaf,
SJc; granulated, 6yic; Standard A, TJgc. Re
ceiptsFlour. 10.000 barrels; wheat, 15.0U0 bush
els: corn. 21,000 bushels; oats. 94,000 bushels;
rye, 1,000 bushels: barley, 17,000 bushels. Ship
mentsFlour. 24,000 barrels; wheat. 63,000 bush
els; com. 93,000 bushels; oats, 92,000 bushels;
rye, 61,000 bushels; barley. 6,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was active but unchanged. Eggs
firm at 10c
New York Flour barely steady and in bet
ter demand. Wheat Spot firm and llc
higher; options Iglc higher, active and ir
regular. Barley quiet. Barley malt dull. Corn
Spot stronger and active; options firmer and
quiet. Oats Spot firmer and fairly active;
options steady. Hay steady and quiet. Coffee
Options opened steady at 1525 points down;
closed steady at 510 points down: sales, 35.000
bags, including May, 16.4516.55c; June. 16.55
16.65c; July, 16.70ffil6.75c: August.16.8016.b5c;
September, 16.8517.00c; October, I6.9517.05c;
November. 17.0017.05c; December, 17.00
17.10c: January and February, 17.15c; March,
17.10c; spot Rio unsettled,fair cargoes, 18&C.
Sugars Raw excited on London advices
and much higher; fair refining. 6c;
centrifugals, 96 test, 7 3-16c; safes
at 55c; refined firm at Hl4c
higher and in demand: C, 6K7Kc; ex
tra C, TKSTc; white exti a C. 7 9-167 ll-16c;
yellow, 6k7c; off A, 7IM67Kc: mould A
8c; standard A Sc: confectioners' A, 8iic;
cuiloat, 9Vc; crushed. 9Vc; powdered, 9c; gran
ulated, S?ic; cubes. 8fcc. Molasses Foreign
strong and quiet; 50 test. 28c; New Orleans
dull. Rice steady and quiet. Cottonseed oil
weak and dull. Tallow quiet; citv, 4Jic, Rosin
steady and quiet. Turpentine dull at 48c Eges
in iair demand and firm: western, 10)ll&c:
receipts, 11.210 packages. Pork quiet; old
mess. S12 5012 75: new mess. $13 501S 75; extra
prime, $12 5a Cut meats quiet; pickled bellies,
6K"Mc; pickled hams. 1010c:" pickled
shoulders, 5c; middles slow; short clear, 56 7a
Lard easier: closed steady; fair export and
speculation; sales western steam, $710712K;
cfcr. S6 70; April. $7 14; May. $7 117 18. closing
at $7 14: June, $7 157 16, closing at $7 17: July,
57 2072L closing at $720; August, $7 21, clos
ing $723; September, $7 247 26, closing $727.
Butter firm and in moderate demand; western
dairy, 1220c; do creamery, lb26c; Elgifis,
27K2Sc Cheese quiet and unsettled: western.
St. Lotus Flour quiet but steady. Wheat
higher. There was a better feeling and demand
on stronger and higher cables and encouragine
weather reports; No. 2 red, ca'h, 86c nominal:
May. 85K68&KC closed at 86c asked; June.
82B4c closed at 84c asked; Julv. 777S5c.
cosed atTSJe asked; August, 77V77Jic closed
at TTJgc bid. Corn weak and lower; No
mixea,casb, 30c; May,30M30Wc, closed at 30Vc
afked; June, 30c, closed at 3oKc bid: August.
32J6c Oats lower: No. 2, cash! 2425c: Slay!
24K25c Rye dull; No. 2, 42c Barlev steady:
Wfsconsion. 4570c Flaxseed, $1 45. Provi
sions unusually dull for Monday.
Cincinnati Flour heavy; family, S3 75E)
3 90; fancy, $4 254 50. Wheat steady: No2
red, 85S86ca-eceints.6w);shipments,l,50a Corn in
fair request and firm; No. 2 mixed, S535ic
Oats in light demand and weaker; No. 2 mixed
27c Rye quiet and flrm:Nd. 2, 50c Pork,
quiet at $12 5a Lard quiet at $6 75. Bulk
meats neglected; short ribs, $6 2i Bacon
steady; short clear, $7 45, Butter firm; fancy
Elgin creamery, 2827c; choice dairy roll, 16
18c Linseed oil strong at 5658c Sugar firm
hard refined, SK9c; New Orleans, 5K6c
Eggs and cheese steady.
Philadelphia Flour very dull, and prices
weak and unsettled. Wheat Options dull and
nominal: car lots qniet, but firm. Corn Spot
steady, but quiet; nothing doing In futures.
Oats Car lots a shade weaker; futures dull and
nominal. Provisions steady and in fair lobbing
demand. Pork Mess, new, $14 0014 50; do
prime mess, new, $13 50; do family. $15 001550;
hams, smoked, 1012c Lard Pure refined,
88Jc Butter firm and active; Pennsylvania
creamery extra, 27c: do prints extra, 29c Etrgs
stiong and active; Pennsylvania firsts, 12c
Cheese dul 1; part skims, 63c
MlLWAtTKEE Flour steady. Wheat firm;
cash. 82KC: May and July, 83c Corn firm;
No. 3, 33S;31c Oats steady: No. 2 white. 2
29c Rye qniet; No. L 44)c Barley dull;
o. 2, 67Wc Provisions firm. Pork, $11 4a
Lard, $6 75. Cheese steady; Cheddars, 10llc
Baltimore Provisions slow. Butter firm;
Western packed, 2021c; creamery, 2623c
Eggs steady at 12c Coffee steady.
Toledo Cloverseed dull and steady; cash.
$4 70; April, $4 60; receipts, 48 bags; shi?
ments, 694 bags.
London, April 15. The Mark Lane Exprets,
in its weekly review of the British grain trade,
says: English wheat Is pressed for sale and
prices have dropped is Id on the week, making
a decline of Ss 8d in a fortnight. The quality is
inferior. The sales of English wheat during
the past week were 43,933 quarters at 29s Jld,
against 41,551 quarters at 30s 3d during the cor
responding week last year. Flour is down 6d.
Foreign wheats are further depressed by abun
dant shipments from Russia. Liverpool shows
a decline of Id per cent. Corn is steady. Bar
ley is a turn lower. Rye is down 6d. Oats are
firm. At to-day's market English and foreign
wheats were 6d lower. Flour was depressed.
Corn w3 slow of sale.
Brazilian Coffee Market.
Rio Dr Janeiro. April 15. Coffee
Regular first, 6,200 reis per 10 kilos; good sec
ond. 5,650 reis; receipts during the week,
37,000 bags; purchases for the United States,
49,000 bags; clearances for do, '35,000 bags; stock.
Santos,, April 15. Coffee Good aver
age 5,700 reis per 10 kilos; receipts during the
week, 51,000 bags: purchases for the United
States, 20.000 bags; clearances for do, 20,000
bags; stock, 275,000 bags.
New York. April 15. There was a fair
Monday trade with jobbers, but no special in
cident. Agents were In receipt of many filling
in orders, particularly from the southwest, in
moderate sized lots, in which Btaple cottons as
well as patterned fabrics received attention.
The market continues unchanged and for the
most part steady, low grade cottons in some in
stances being in favor. A good demand con
tinues for novelties in prints.
ST. Loots Cattle Receipts. L400 head; shlo
ments, 100 head: market strong; choice native
steers, $3 904 60; fair to good do. $3 104 00;
stockers and feeders, fair to good, $2 10
3 20; rangers, corn-fed. $2 753 60: grass
fed. $2 002 95. Hogs Receipts. 3,100 head;
shipments, 1,800 head; market strong; choice
heavy and botchers' selections, S4 7004 SO;
light grades, ordinary to best, $4 654 8a
Bhpep Receipts, 100 head; shipments, none;
market strong; fair to choice, $3 004 9a
Buffalo Cattle Market slow and 5c
lower than last Monday; receipts, 1,400 head
through: 8.200 head sales: good, $3 604 oa
Sheep and lambs slow and 1020c lower than
last Monday; receipts, 00 bead through: 12.000
bead sale: sheep good at $4 765 00; lambs
good at $5 65g6 25. Hogs active ana 510c
higher; receipts, 8,000 bead throngb: 10,000 head
'sale; mediums and Yarkers, $5 055 lu.
A LIVELY MOTEMEN'F.
The Feeling in Favor of Widening
Diamond Street Said to be
MATERIALIZING VERY FAST.
Inside Pacts and Figures Concerning the
Wilkinsburg Water Works.
PERMITS TAKEN OUT FOB 62 HOUSES
From very reliable authority it may now
betaken as almost a settled fact that the
wideningofDiamondstreetto the dimensions
oi 50 feetbetween Smithfield and Liberty will
take place. The great majority of the prop
erty is in hands favorable to it, and such ob
jections as were met with are stated to be al
most entirely surmounted if the spirit
which has been manifested of making fair
agreements as to assessing damages is carried
out. The part of the street above Smithfield
has not been considered much yet, as the de
velopment of the portion below is for the pres
ent regarded as the main thing.
Occasional references to the projected water
works at Wilkinsburg have been made during
the past week or tno, but nothing definite
could be learned until yesterday. The work is
being done by the Pennsylvania Water Com
pany, which has been chartered and is com
posed largely of local capitalists. The reser
voir will be located on what is known as" the
Puckety road, between Sandy Creek and
Wilkinsbnrg. This is said to be the highest
point in the county. The base will be about
200x250 feet, and Jt will have a capacity of
5,000,000 gallons. Wa,ter will be drawn from
the Allegheny river at Wildwood station, 7,000
feet away. The reservoir is 60 feet above the
water level, assuring sufficient pressure for all
ordluary purposes. The pumping station at
Wildwood win be provided with two engines,
each having a capacity of 2,000,090 gallons
daily. Wilkinsbnrg people expect to have a
fall supply ot water by July 4.
D. Blair tc Bros, yesterday took out a permit
for six two-story brick dwellings on Penn ave
nue, Sixteenth ward. The estimated cost of
them is $10,000. They are to be finished during
the summer. Last week permits for 56 build
ings were taken out, the estimated cost of
which is $48,000. The building industry is doing
remarkably well for so early in the season.
The Consumers' Gas Company, ot Toronto,
advertises in The Dispatch for proposals for
coal to the amount of 33.000 tons. Tenders will
be received up to Monday next. The company
waswisoin coming to the right market. In
this connection it may be stated that some, if
not all, of the local coal companies are emerg
ing from the difficulties involved by the intro
duction of natural gas as a fuel. They have
opened up extensive and profitable markets in
the North and Northwest, which almost, if not
entirely, compensate them for the partial loss
of the home trade One ot these companies
the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Com
panyis doiug so well that it is understood it is
rapidly approaching a dividend-paying basis.
Within the past two or three days $7,000,000
of New York City bonds have been placed in
that city at 2 per cent the lowest rate of in
terest ever known on that class of securities.
With money so abundant and cheap, there is
no good reason why all kinds of business should
not flourish and It will though it may be a
little slow in starting. Another good feature
of this plethora of the sinews of war is that it
renders a financial crash this year next to im
possible. Louisville, Ky., will soon be using natural
gas. The Kentucky Rock Gas Company has
persisted, against censure and opposition, and
now has the pipe line complete from the wells
in Meade county, about SO miles distant, into
the heart of the city, and by May 1, or sooner,
many factories and mills will be using the gas.
a good beginning;
Indication of a Strong and Active Stock
Market All Week.
Stocks opened up wltb a vim and a vigor
yesterday that foreshadowed a strong and
active market all week. Electric was higher
and firm. The gassers were all strong, with a
sharp advance in Chartiers. Citizens'iTraction
was wanted at 71, and Central at 23. The
movement in Pittsburg and Western preferred
was continued. Switch and Signal was firm
and in active demand. La Nona started off
well, but weakened in the afternoon. The
prospect that the Pleasant Valley Passenger
Railway will be improved withont cost to the
stockholders is the reason for the boom in that
stock, which was so conspicuous last week.
There were no transactions in it yesterday, for
the reason that none was offered. Bids, offers
and sales are appended: ,
Pitts. Pet. S. & M. Ex. . (15 625
Pitts. GaB Co 62
People's flpeage Oas. ....
Chartiers Val. Gas Co. 63)
nneeun? uasuo ..
Pitts. & Western K. K.
P. & W. R. E. pref....
Consignee Mining Co..
La Morla Mining Co...
bllverton Mining Co...
U. bwltch Signal Co.
U. 8. A Big. Co. pid...
29 SO 29 293
i B 23 23
71 .... 71 ....
49K .... 49X ....
04 10 .... 10
19 .... 1SH 19
21 30 18 ....
vk 1 ...? 2
E8 6S "59 "S9J
25tf 2SS 25 28
Sales at the first call were 160 shares of Phil
adelphia Gas at 3S, 100 La Noria at $2, 100 at
1. and 150 Switch and Signal at 25X. A
membership sold at $525.
In the atternoon 85 shares Chartiers Gas
went at 53U, 10 Wheeling Gas at 295, 50 at
29V, 10 Philadelphia Gas at S 800 Pittsburg
and Western preferred at 18JJ, 50 at 19, and 100
Electric at 59K-
Robinson Bros, sold $16,000 McKeesport and
Bellevernon firsts at $105 and interest.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
dav were 220,427 shares, including: Atchison.
49,750: Louisville and Nashville, 13,689: Missouri
Pacific, 5,400; Northwestern, 6,310; Northern
Pacific preferred, 8.520; Oregon Transconti
nental. 10,100; Reading, 2S.4S0; Richmond and
West Point 2,021; St. Paul. 16,178; Union Pa
cific, 6,000; Western Union, 9,438.
A BIG JUMP.
The Clearing House Makes the Best Report
of the Year.
That there is active movement In the local
money market is shown by yesterday's Clearing
House report, the exchanges being $3,254,643 37
and (he balances $678,379 02. This is the best
report for any day this year. While part of the
money represented in these totals was .applied
to the payment of weekly or semi-weekly bills
o$ manufacturers and merchants a good share
of it was used in the expansion of business, or
in the betterment of established enterprises
in either case affording fresh evidence of a
gratifying improvement in the mercantile and
Money on call at New York yesterday was easy
at 8 to 4 per cent: last loan 3, closed offered at
3. Prjme mercantile paper, 4K6. Sterling ex
change dull and easier at $4 S6i for 60-day
bills, and $4 88JJ for demand.
" Government Bonds.
U.S. u reg lCTCiaiOSK
u. s. 4s, coups lmTjiaios-i
U. 8.43. rcg ..., 129 (Sl292
U. B. 4S, coups 129 129)Z
Currency, Bpercent, 1895 reg 120
Currency, 8 per cent. 3896 rcg. 123
Currency, spercent, 1837 reg 128
Currency, Bpercent, HflSreg 129
Currency, Spercent, 1899 reg ui
New Yoek Clearings, 876,197,131; balances,
Boston Clearings, $16,502,196; balances, 8L
475,089; money, Kper cent.
Baltimobe Clearings, $2,392,909; balances,
PHH.ADKLPHIA Clearings, $10,618,517; bal
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
St. Louis-Clearings, $3,112,755; balances.
London Tbo amount of bullion gone into
the Bank of Eugland on balance to-day is
Pabis Rentes, 86f 80c for the account
New York, April 15. Mining quotations:
Aspen, LOeO; Amador, 100: BoiiTe, 100: Cale-
donia, B. H., 200; Consolidated California and
Virginia, 787; Commonwealth, 525; Eureka
Consolidated, 100; El Crlsto, 160; Hale & Nor
cross, 410; Homestake, 750; Horn Silver, ISO;
Iron Silver 300; Mexican, 470; Mutual, 115; Ply
mouth, 1,000; Savage, 270; Sierra Nevada, 820;
Standard. 100; Union Consolidated, 400; Yellow
Jacket, SOD. .
The Oil Market So Flat That Dealers Lose
, Interest lq It.
The oil market yesterday was so dull and
narrow that even the brokers took very little
interest in It The squeezing process which is
being pursued by the Standard, and the in
difference of the public are killing the trade.
While this condition continues there is no
ground to hope for an improvement Some of
the brokers yesterday said they would not be
surprised If the price dropped to 85o or even
lower. The market opened at OOJfc The
highest point reached was BOJc, and the lowest
90c, which was the closing quotation. Carrying
was from 10 to Ocents. Puts were offered at
89Jic. and calls at 90Jic This indicates very
little confldence.in the future on the part of pro
fessionals. Field news was to this effect: Union Oil
Company Knox's No. 3 was doing 30 barrels per
hour; Union Oil Company's Hagerty No. 3 was
filled up and not flowing; McKeown No. 6 was
doing 20 barrels per hour; Knox No 12 was
doing 63 barrels per hour; Knox No. 13 was at
the top of the sand; Shamrock, on the White
farm, was doing 250 barrels per day: the Fisher
well, on the Gardner farm at Turkcyfoot was
doing 200?3arrels per day; the SlcKeown well at
Turkeyf oot was due.
A. B. McGrew & Co. quote: Puts, 89M89ci
The rouowing taMe, corrected vj Oe Witt Uil
worth, broker In petroleum, etc.. corner ruth
avenue and Wood street, Pittsburg, shows tne
order of fluctuations, etc s
Time. Bid. Ask.1 Time. Bid. Ask.
Opened 0H Sales 1 12 :r. M.... 80H S0M
10:15A. M.... SOU, W'4 1:00 F. M... WX WA
10:30 A. M.... SOX ,0014 1:15 P. M.... 80S 90)4
10:45 a. M.... 90X 90W 1:30 F. II.... SOX 90M
11:00a. it.... 90X 90)4 1:P. a.... 80 H HOW
11:15 A. M.... WH SOX S:00P. X.... BOX 60'
11-.30A. M.... 90 00k 1:15 P. M.... 90 90X
ll:45A. V.... 90 90X, 1:80 P. M.... 90X 90X
12:00 M 90 (OX 2:45 P. V.... 90 90X
12:15 P. M.... 80S 90X Closed 90
,12:3pp. m.. COX 9X
Opeued. 90Xc; highest 90Mc; lowest, 90ci
Daily runs.... ,
New York closed at SOXa.
Oil City closed at 90c
Uradroro closed at 90c
New ror. rellned. lu
London, reined. SJ.u,'
Antwerp, refined. i6Xt
Other Oil Markets.
Oil cmr, April 15. National transit cer
tificates opened at SOgc; highest 90c; lowest
90c; closed, 90c.
Beadfobd, April 13. National transit cer
tificates opened at 90Kc; closed at 90c; highest
90c; lowest. 90c
TrrrBVILLE. April 15. National transit cer
tificates opened at 90c; highest 90c; lowest
90c: closed. 90c
New York, April 15. Petroleum opened
steady at 9(c, and moved up to 90c, but then
sagged back to the opening figure, and became
very dull, remaining so until the close- wblob
was dull at 90Kc Sales, 264,000 barret,
EVER1B0DI WANTS IT.
No Flagging In the Real Estate Movement
Tbe Latest Transactions.
Black & Batrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
for G. D. Simen a large donble brick residence,
on Thomas street Boulevard place. East End,
with lot 120 feet front tot $12,500. Tbey also
sold to Henry J. Walters for the People's Sav
ings Bank, a lot on Vine street Southside, be
ing 40x140 feet through to Glenco street tor
W. A. Herron & Sons sold lot So. 12 in the
Moore plan, Oakland avenue, Oakland, size
50x150 feet, for $3,500. They report quite a de
mand for lots at Edgewood, nearly all the
vacant property at that point having been dis
posed of.' some recent purchasers having made
handsome profits. .
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to D. Gambol, for $3,800, a lot 110x116 feet,
on the west side of Iowa street Thirteenth
ward, Pittsburg. A fine residence will be
erected on the lot at once.'
Ewmg & Byers. No. 107 Federal street sold
for W. A. Blackjo Mrs.2f. C. Weddell lotNo.
166 on East End avenue, 20x170 feet in W. A.
Black's plan of lots, Tenth ward, Allegheny,
near Perrysville avenue.
James W. Drape & Co. closed a mortgage of
$18,000 at 6 per cent on two blocks of houses
and lots in Versailles township, this county.
Mellon Bros, sold lot 38 and one-half of 37 in
Mellon's plan of Copeland lots, Copeland sta
tion, Pennsylvania railroad, to Mrs. S. J.
Speedy, for $575.
Thomas McCaffrey yesterday sold for Baird
Bros., to Montgomery Sautz, two lots, 40x100,
on Keystone, near Fifty-third street, for $1,300.
Thomas McCaffrey placed a mortgage yester
day for $1,800 at 6 per cent for three years on
property in the Twentieth wstrd.
Reed B. Coyle fc Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for tbe Freehold and the First National Bank
to Elizabeth J. Prltchard a property on Robin
son street near Fifth avenue, Oakland, con
taining three acres of ground with an eight
roomed brick house for $i0.000.
Smithson & Moore, auctioneers, sold 20 lots
in Kreunig plan. Tenth ward, Allegheny, yes
terdav, ranging rn prices from $157 to $250 each;
also SO feet on Perrysville avenue by 140 in
depth, for 82,000.
Agnin Seen and Felt in Wall Street, Result
ing In Some Weakness Pittsbarg
and Western Scores a Gain
of Two Points.
New Tobk, April 15. The stock market
was feverish and weak during the most of the
time to-day, and while some stocks show ad
vances the great majority are fractionally
lower than on Saturday. The market was
quiet all the way out as there was little dispo
sition to buy stocks. The dealings for the most
part were in the hands of the professionals and
traders and outside interests were "very quiet,
London doing little and Chicago almost noth
ing. The news of the day was vejy meager, and
commission people, while doing some buying,
were not a factor in the course of prices.
The ooeninc prices were somewhat irregular
but generally lower. Atchison was down
and Rock Island Jf." though Louisville and
Nashville, which bad the support of London,
was up half per cent Considerable pressure
was brought against Atchison again, and the
trouble between the Union and Northern Pa
cific over the Oregon business, resulted in the
marked weakness of the Orezon stocks, all of
which made material declines, though the
larger lines were well held throughout
After some feverish movements the market
settled down to dullness before noon, but it
was generally kept on a level with the opening
prices until well into the afternoon, when the
attack was made upon Burlington, and the
grangers led the downward movement among
the active shares, St Paul being affected by
the report ot Its business for the calendar year
of 1887, Tne general uncertainty over the
position of Mr. Gould upon the market re
sulted in some weakness in his stocks.aud Man
hattan, Missouri Pacific and Western Union
all retired more than the general list
A few of the specialties showed considerable
strength. Pittsburg and Western was espe
cially prominent rising about two points to
ward delivery hour, when the market received
some support Short Line recovered a portion
of its sharp loss of the forenoon. Sharp pres
sure was brought upon Reading also, and after
it had sold higher than, at anytime last week,
it was sagged off -slowly, though Its loss was
confined to A small fraction, and the other
Coalers, with the exception of Jersey Central,
sympathized in tbe movement Consolidated
Gas made a sharp spurt up in tbe last hour, and
everything else moved up slightly and the close
was comparatively firm, though dull at the fig
ures. Large amounts of Reading were called in and
the stock commanded a premium for use of
l-64th. but the operation seemed to have no ef
fect upon the stock. The final changes are
generally fractional losses. Oregon Navigation
lost 3, Manitoba . Short Line 2, Manhattan 2,
and Burlington 1, while Consolidated Gas
Railroad bonds were quiet but there was a
fair business done, as usual distributed over a
large number of issues, and although tbe Den
ver and Rio Grande assented bonds, Ft Worth
and Denver firsts and Canada Southern seconds
were more active than the rest their sales
were not specially larec The total was $1,612.
Tbe market was in close sympathy with stocks
throughout and most issues traded in are lower
this evening. The principal losses Include
Chicago, Santa Fe and California lsts2fto
87K and Hocking Valley 5s 2 at 79.
The following table snows tne prices of aotlve
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney t Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
ing. Am. Cotton Oil 3CX
Atcn., Top. &.S. P.... 41X
Canada Southern....... S3
Central of New Jersey. 9I&
Chesapeake & Ohio ... I7X
C, Bur. & Qnlncy..,.. 95
est. est. Bids.
41,X Wh 41
M Wi Hii
S8X KM MX
1'7'x , ii" i"X
96 . S3tf KH
C, Mil. & St Paul.... C33)
C, ItU.iSt. P., pf...,103 ,
C, KocKl. AF KT4
C, St I,. A Pitts
C, tit. L. & Pitts, pf.
C St. P.,M.&0...... 33
c, st. p.,m. o pr. ....
C & Northwestern. ...1P8X
C. O. C. &I TO
Col. Coal & Iron 27
Col. & Hocking Val .. 21
Del., L.tff." I37X
Uel.& Hudson. 134.H
E.T., Va. ftUa
E. T..VS, & Ga lstpf ....
It T.. Va. ft Oa. 2d pf. ....
Lake Erie A Western.. 18X
Lake Erie A West. pr,. 88X
Lake Shore A M. S 103
Louisville A Nashville. 81V
Michigan Centrar. 86X
Mobile A Ohio...,.
Mo., &. ATexa 12i
Missouri Pacific 70X
J. X.. L. E. A W 28X
N. it, L. E. AW.nref 69M
J. It., C. ASUL
Jl. "., C. A St. L. pr.
N.V., C. ASt.i..2dof ....
K.riK. E 43
. Y O. A W 17X
Norfolk A Western
Norfolk A Western, nf
Northern Pacific 28X
Nortnern Pacific pref. 61X
Oregon Improvement 1K
Oregon Transcon 32Jj
Pco. Dec A Evans
l'hlladel. A Heading.. Wi
Pullman Palace Car.. .182,
Richmond A W. P. T.. 28
Kichmond A W.P.T.pf 79X
St. Paul A Uuluth
Bt. Paul A Duluth pf.. 87
St. P., Minn. AMan... 96X
St. L. A San Fran
St. L. A San Franpf.. t&
St.L, ASanF.Utpf.-. ...
Texas Pacific iW
Western Union Bifi
Wheeling A L. E G7X
63J S3 63X
103X 104X 104)9
93 K'A 92
33X S3 KK
.... .... 91M
locx itax losx
70 70 89
T7 27 v 24
21 20Jf 21
137X 137 138)5
1HX 133ft 133
18 I8X 18X
MX W S3
103 102X 102V
63 64X 84X
87M sax m
&H 12X MX
70. (OH 69X
23X 28X 28
W 68.X 89
43 42M 42
17X 17X "34
28U 28X Wi
6l 61 61
47X 47 45 .
Si$ J1X '154
. .. .... 23X
48X 43 41X
183 132X 182
26X 3 Hh
78X 79 79
-...: .... 32
87 87 85
MX 84 95
... .... 23
50 J) 59X 59 X
20 15X IPX
611f 61X 81X
85X HH 84X
67 wh m
Weakness Was the Only Noticeable Feature
of the market.
Boston, April 15. The only feature of the
stock market was its weakness, Atchison's de
cline dominating stocks, with limited excep
tions, while bonds were dull, but steady. '
Atch. A Top.. 1st 7s. 116X
Old Colony. 17254"
Kntland preferred.. 38
Calumet A Hecla....209
Osceola .... 10
Pewablc (new) 3X
Bell Telephone 230
Boston Land 6X
mm. aiop.K. a... tii
BoBtonA Albany.. .2141
oosion a jaaine.....i7a
C. B. AU. 94
Clnn. San. A acre. 24
Easterns. K 81
Flint A PereM 26
Mexican Cen. com.. 12J
-N. If. ANewEng... 42X
N. Y.AN. E.7S....127
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers, No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stoct Ex
change. Bid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad .-..MX . H
Reading Railroad 22 1-18 22
Bnflalo. PlttshnririlTilWpatPTO 11W 12
benign valley 53X
Lehigh Navigation SIX
Central Transportation Co 17
Allegheny Valley bonds 11IX
Northern Pacific 25X
Northern Pacific preferred ,, SIX
The Reading Railroad reports that its coal
shipment (estimated) for last week, ending
April 13, was 88,000 tons, of which 21,000 tons
were sent to Port Richmond and 12,000 tons
were sent to Port Liberty.
The shipments from the mines of the Cum
berland coal region for the week ending April
7 were 17,015 tons, and for the year to that date
756.583 tons, an increase of 71,931 tons as com
pared with the corresponding period of 1888.
Ahono the mortgages recorded yesterday
was one for $200,000 given by the Pittsburg and
Castle Shannon Railway Company to the
Fidelity Title Insurance and Trust Company,
and a purchase money mortgage lor $10,000.
The Pennsylvania Railroad reports that the
quantity of coal and coke originating on and
carried over its lines east of Pittsburg and
Erie for the week ending April 8 was 259,170
tons,, of which 176,912 tons were coal and 82,258
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the City Savings Bank yesterday, Mr. James
D. Callery was elected President of the bank
and Mr. William V. Callery a member of the
Board of Directors, to fill the vacancy caused
by the death ofIames Callery, Sr.
Grain in Sight.
Chicago, April 15. The visible supply of
grain, in comparison with that ot a week
ago, as reported by tbe Board of Trade, is as
follows: Wheat, 27,787,000 bushels; decrease,
992.000 bushels. Corn, 16,245,000 bushels; de
crease, 236,000 bushels. Oats, 0.858.000 bushels;
decrease, 161,000 bushels. Rye, 1,519.000 bushels;
increase, 3,000 bushels. Barley, 1,052,000 bush
els; decrease, 131.000 bushels.
New Yoek Pig Iron quiet Copper nom
inal; lake, April. $14. Lead dull and steady;
domestic $3 07K. Tin easier and less active;
Straits, $20 65.
St. Louis Wool quiet and unchanged.
There is a fair demand for finished goods at
. No. 326.1
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
opening of Copeland street Irom Ells
worth avenne to Walnut street
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by tho authority of tbe same. That the
Chief of the Department of Public Works be,
and is hereby authorized and directed to
cause to be surveyed and opened within 60
days from the date of the passage of this ordi
nance, Copeland street, from Ellsworth avenue
to Walnut street, at a width of 40 feet in ac
cordance witji a plan on file in the Department
of Public Works known as McFarland Grove
plan, approved December 28, 1870. Tbe dam
ages caused thereby and the benefits to pay
the same to be assessed and collected in ac
cordance with the provisions of an act of As
sembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
entitled "An act authbrizing and directing
Councils of cities of the second class to provide
for the improvement of streets. lanes, alleys
and publio highways, sewers and sidewalks, re
quiring clans of streets, providing for tbe ap
pointment of a Board of viewers of Street Im
provements, prescribing their duties, granting
appeals to Councils and Court providing for
tbe assessment and collection of damages and
benefits, authonzlng the use of private prop
erty and providing for filing liens and regulat
ing proceedings thereon, and prohibiting tbe
use of public streets without authority of
Councils' approved the 14th day of June, A.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of or
dinance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and tbe same is hereby repealed
so far as the same affects this ordinance, f
Ordained and enacted into a law in Coun
cils this 16th day of March AD. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk or Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council. ,
Mayor's Office. March 22, 1889. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: ROBERT
OSTERMAIER, Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 7, page 22.
12th day of April, A. D. 1889. ap!6-32
N ORDINANCE-AUTHORIZING THE
opening of Mahogany alley, from Essex
alley to Laurel street
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by tbe authority of the same. That the
Cnlef of the Department of Publio Works be
ana is hereby authorized and directed to cause
to be surveyed and opened within 60 days from
tbe date of the passage of this ordinance.
Mahogany alley, from Essex alley to Laurel
street at a width of 24' 7", in accordance with
Joseph Patterson's plan recorded in the Re
corder's Office. Allegneny county, vol. 3, pages
6 and 7. Tbe damages caused thereby and the
benefits to pay the same to be assessed and col
lected in accordance with the provisions of an
act of Assembly of tbe Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, entitled "An act authorizing
and directing Councils of cities of the second
class to provide for the improvement nf
streets, lanes, alleys and public highways,
sewers and sidewalks, requiring plans of
streets, providing for the appointment of a
Board of viewers of Street Improvements, pre
scribing their duties, granting appeals to Coun
cils and Conn, providing for the assessment
and collection of damages and benefits,
authorizing the use of private property, and
nrovldlngfor filing liens and regulating pro
ceedings thereon, and prohibiting the use of
publio streets, without authority of Councils,"
approved the 14th day of June, A. D. 1887.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of or
dinance conflicting with tbe provisions of this
ordinance be, and tbe same is hereby repealed,
so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into'a law in Councils
this 18th dav of March, A. D. 1889.
H.P. FORD. President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of
Commcu CounclL Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Onlce, March 22, 1889. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN', Mayor. Attest: TIOBT.
OSTERMAIER, Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 7, page 12,
18th day of April, A. D. 1889. ap!6-32
A More Active Movement in Frnit
and Vegetable Lines.
BUTTER AHD EGGS IN GOOD DEMAND
Shell Corn and Hay StrongOats Weak on
PACEAGE COFFEE OH EDGE OF BISE
Office of Pittsbttbo Dispatch, J
Monday, April 15, 1889. 5
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Produce trade has been good for blue Mon
day, the best .for weeks on that day. Apples
and potatoes are moving out freely at the low
rates, dealers being determined to clean up old
stuff at whatever it will bring, to get ready for
the new, which begins to come in freely. The
best that eggs can be sold f or is HKc The
cash customer with an offer of He would hardly
be permitted to go away empty. The active
movement of butter still holds on its way, but
a let-up is likely to come before the week is
out The heavy demand from surrounding
towns is expected to fall off as grazing im
proves. BtrrrzE Creamery, Elgin, 2S29e; Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 2021c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, $1 90; choice peas,
$2 052 15.
Bee3vax 2830c ft ft for choice; low grade.
Cider Sand refined, $6 5007 50; common,
$3E04 00: crab ciderT $8 008 60 f) barrel;
elder vinegar, 1012c V gallon. ,
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, I212c;
New York, fall make, 12fll2Kc; Llmburger,
lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, ll12c.
Dries Peas $1 251 35 $ bushel; split do,
Eoos llllKc p dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Annies. SI 500)2 00 1 barrel: evat
orated raspberries, 25c ft fi; cranberries, S3 CO
w Darrei, a sufsa ou per ousnei; strawoemes,
30c a quart.
.Feathers Extra live geese. 60060c; No. 1
do.. 40045c: mixed lots. 3035c ft fi.
Honey New crop, 16017c; buckwheat, 13
HoMrtrr S2 652 75 ft barrel.
Potatoes Potatoes. 8035c ft bushel; $2 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 2o3 50 for Jer-
PoraiET-Live chickens, 76QS0s ft pair;
dressed chickens. 13ffll5c 1 B: turkeys. 18020c
dressed, ft fi; ducks, live, 8085c ft pair;
aresseo. laeiiic ft s; geese, lixtjioo p o. ,
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fis to bushel, 36 ft
bushel; clover.large English, 62 fis.S6 25; clover,
Alsike, t8 50; clover, white, $9 00: timothy,
choice. 45 fis, $1 85; blue grass, extra clean, 14
fis, $1 00; blue grass, fancy, 14 fis, $1 20: orchard
grass, 14 fis, $2 00; red top, 14 fis, $1 00; millet
50 fis, $1 25; German millet 50 fis, $2 00: Hun
garian grass, 48 fis, $2 00; lawn grass, mixture
of fine grasses, 25c per J.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 60
4 00 ft box; common lemons, $2 75 ft box; Mes
sina oranges, $3 0Q4 00 ft box: Florida oranges,
$4 505 00 ft box; Valencia oranges, fancy. $5 50
7 00 ft case: Malaga grapes, $9 0010 00 ft
keg; bananas, $2 60, firsts; SI 60, good seconds,
ft bunch; cocoanuts, $4 004 60 ft hundred;
new figs, lOQllc ft pound: dates, 5K6c ft
Vegetables Celery, 4050c doz. bunches;
cabbazes, $1 502 00 ft hundred: new cabbage,
S2 002 50 ft crate; onions, 5075c ft 'barrel;
onion sets, fancy Eries. S3 253 50; Jersevs,
$2 753 00; Western, J2 502 75; turnips, 25
80c ft bushel.
Package coffee is firm enough to go higher
before many days, being relatively lo lower
than tbe green article. Sugar also continues
firm, notwithstanding recent sharp advances.
Other groceries continue in the old ruts.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 224523c: choice
Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 1819c;
old Government Java, 27c, Maracalbo, 2223c;
Mocha, 30K31Kc: Santos, 1922: Caracas
coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands. 24c;
high grades, 2628c; old Government Java,
2224c; peaberry. 27c; peaberry Santos. 2224c;
choice Rio, 25c; prune Rio, 23c; good Rio.
22Kc; ordinary, 21?. .
Spice's (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c: pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test 7c;
Ohio, 120. 8Kc: headlight, 150. 8K water
white, lOKc: globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine,
HKc; royaline, 14c
Syrups Corn syrups, 26029c; choice sugar
syrup, 3333c;prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strict
ly prime, iutaax; new mapie syrupv
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; chb:
Iolasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me-
aium, acj mixea, 4ugi2c.
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 34c; bi-carb in s,
5c; bi-carb, assortea packages. 56c; sal
soda in kegs, Bic: do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight 9c;stearlne,per
set 8c: paraffine, ll12c.
RICE Head, Carolina, 77Kc: choice, 6J4
7c; prime. 56Vc; Louisiana, b6kc
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 67c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 82 65; Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
$2 50; Muscatels, $2 2o: Caifornia Muscatels,
$1 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ocdara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8Kc; currants, new, 4oc:
Turkey prunes, new, 4JJ5c: French prunes,
8H13c: Salonlca prunes, in 2-fi packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds, Lan., per fi,
20c do ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40d; walnuts, nap..
12W15c; Sicily filberts. 12c; Smyrna figs, 12
16c: new dates, 66c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, ll15c; citron, per fi, 21022c; lemon
peel, per fi. 13Q14c; orange peel. 12c.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 66c: apricots, Calif or
nea, evaporated. 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 22023c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012.Kc: cherries, pitted, 21022c;
cherries, unpitted, 5dc; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7X8c; huckle
Sugars Cnhes, 99c; powdered, 909c;
granulated, 8c; confectioners' A. 88c:
standard A. Kfc: soft whites. 7Sc: yellow,
choice. 7K7Jic; yellow, good, 77Vc; yellow,
"fair. 7Kc: yellow, dark; 6c
PlCKLES-JIedium, bbls. (L200), $4 50; me
diums, half bbls. (600), $2 75.
Balt-No. 1 ft bbL 95c: No. I ex, ft bbl, $1 05;
dairy, ft bbL $1 20; coarse crystal, fi bbl. $1 20;
Higgln's Eureka, 4 bu sacks, $2 bO, Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 fi pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $1 30
1 90; 2ds, $1 SC1 35; extra peaches. $1 5D1 90;
Ele peaches, 90c; finest corn, $1 001 50; Hfd.
o. corn, 70090c: red cherries, 90cSl 00; Lima
beans, $1 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75ffl
85cr marrowfat peas, SI 1001 15; soaked peas,
70075c; pineapples, $1 401 50: Bahama do,
$2 75; damson plums, 95c; greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, $2 DO; California pears, $2 50; do
greengages. $2 00; do egg plums. 2tOO; extra
white cherries. $2 90; red cherries, 2 fis, 90c;
raspberries, $i 4001 50; strawberries, $1 10:
gooseberries, $1 2001 30; tomatoes, 8292c;
salmon, 1-fi, $1 7502 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-fi cans, ooaked, 99c; do green, 2fis,
SI 2501 50; corn beef, 2-fi cans, $1 75; 14-fi cans,
S13 50; baked beans. $1 40Q1 4a; lobster, 1 ft,
SI 7501 80; mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled. SI 50:
sardines, domestic s, $4 1501 50,' sardines,
domestic Ks, S3 2508 50: sardines, imported,
Ks, SU 60012 60; sardines. Imported, Ks. $18 00;
sardines, mustard, $4 00. sardines, spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackereL $36 ft
bbL: extra No. 1 do, mess. $40; extra So. 1
niackerel,shore, $32; extra No. 1 do. messed, $36:
No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock. 4c ft ft.; do medinm, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 67kc. Herring
Round shore. $5 CO ft bbl.; split " 00; lake, $250
ft 100-ft. half bbL White fish. $7 ft 100-ft. half
bbL Lake trout, $5 50 ft half bbL Finnan
haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut 13c ft fi.
Buckwheat Flour 22c "ft ft.
OATMEAL-S6 3006 60 ft bbL
Miners' Oil-t-No. 1 winter strained, 6860o
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain. Floor and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at tbe Grain Ex
change, 30 cars. By Pittsburg. Ft Wayne and
Chicago, 1 car of oats, 1 of hay, 7 of flour, I of
tow. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis,
1 car of hay and straw, 8 of hay, 2 of oats, 1 of
bran, lof flour. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie,
3 cars of oats, 1 of hay, 1 of corn, 4 of rye 1 of
flour. By Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of
grain,! of flour. There was one sale on call,
lz., a car of high mixed shell corn at 38Kc, o
days. Oats are the weak factor of cereal mar
kets, owing to heavy receipts. Shell corn is
the firm factor of markets. Hay is firm on
light receipts. Wheat and flour are as uncer
tain as they can well be. From all points of
the compass, and from over the seas, comes the
news of slow markets in both lines.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 9899c;
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 4040c: high
mixed ear, 36K37c; No. 1 vellow, shelled, 38
89c; No. 2 yellow, shelled. 38K039; high mixed,
;ye No. 1 Western. 7WB7Sc! No. !L fACOAe-
Barley No. 1 Canada, aravto No. 3 Cana
da. 8588c; No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore
FLOUR-Jbbbing prices, winter patents,
$6 O06 25? spring patents, $6 2506 60; winter
straight $5 255 50; clear winter. $4 7505 00;
straight XXXX bakers", $4 604 75. Rye flour.
MnxFEED-Middllngs, fine white, $15 00
16 00 ft ton; brown middlings, 812 00012 60;
winter wheat bran, $13 00013 50; chop feed,
$15 00016 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, $15 60016 00;
No. 1 do, $14 25014 50; No. i do, $12 00013 00;
loose from wacon, $18 0020 00; No. 1 upland
prairie, $10 00010 25; No. 2. $8 0003 50; packing
Straw Oats. $8 000825; wheat and rye
Straw, $7 007 608 00.
Hogs were 10c higher at Chicago to-day than
Saturday, the top price there being $4 95.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
bams, medium. He; sugar-cured hams, small,
HKc; sugar-cured breakrast bacon, 10c:sugar
cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California bams,
8Jc; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8Kc; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-enred dried
beef rounds, Uc; bacon shoulders, 7 bacon
clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, 5c: dry
salt shoulders, 6c: dry salt clear sides, 7Jic
Mess pork, heavy, $14 00; mess pork, family.
$14 60. Lard Refined in tierces, 7Kc; half
barrels, TKc; 60-ft tubs, 7c; 20-ft palls. 7c; 50
ft tin cans, 7c: 3-fi tin pails, 8c; o-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long,
5c; large, 5c Fresh park links, 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel, $4 00; quarter barrel, $1 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fis,
5Vc: 650 to 650 fis, 6Vc: 650 to 750 fts,6Kc Sheep,
pork loins, 9c
A Planter's Experience.
"My plantation is in a malarial district
where fever and ague prevailed. I employ 150
bands; frequently hair of them were sick. I
was nearly discouraged when I began the use of
The great result was marvelous. My men be-
further trouble. With these pills. I woula not
tear to live in any swamp." Ji ax v jlij, .Bayou
Office, 44 Murray street, New York.
TENDERS m COAL.
THE CONSUMERS' GAS CO.
' OF TORONTO, ONT.
Will receive Tenders until noon on
Monday, April 22, Next,
For the supply of
33,000 TONS OF COAL
-.--. AS FOLLOWS:
Nine Thousand Tons
(ot 2,000 lbs.) of Grate S'ize Screened Scranton,
Pittston, Wilkesbarre or Lehigh
TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND TONS
(of 2,000 lbs.) of Westmoreland or Youghio-
gheny Lump Gas Coal, to be screened over
a one and a half Inch screen, and
ONE THOUSAND TONS
of Cannel CoaL
Tenders will be received for delivery by ves
sel, f. o. b., at Toronto, or on the cars at tbe
Suspension or International bridge. The coal
to be delivered in equal monthly quantities be
tween May 1 and October 31 next. The kind of
coal offered must be specified.
Payments must be accepted at the Gas Com
pany's weights. Payments to be made at To
ronto one month alter delivery. Contractors
to prepay all railway charges to the bridges. '
Tenders to state specifically what difference,
if any, will be made in the price provided the
Company accept only a portion of the above
Tenders mnst be addressed to the President.
Security to be given for the fulfilment of the
contract if required.
No tender necessarily accepted.
W. H. PEARSON,
Toronto, April 10, 1839. aploTT
The Deer Creek and Susque
hanna R. R. Co.
First Mortgage 5 Per Ct. Gold Bonds.
PRINCIPAL DUE 1919. INTEREST PAYA
BLE JULY 1 AND JANUARY 1,
MERCANTILE TRUST AND DEPOSIT CO.,
OF BALTIMORE. TRUSTEE.
Issue, $300,000. Principal and interest guar
anteed by the Maryland Central Railway Co.
This bond is a nrat mortgage on 16 miles of
road now under construction from Belair, Md.,
connecting with tbe Maryland Central Railway
Co., to Stafford. Md. The Marvland Central
Railway Co., Baltimore to Delta, Pa. (45 miles),
was reorganized In December, 1888, and is now
on a sound financial basis, doing a prosperous
business. Tbe York and Peach Bottom Railroad
Co York. Pa., to Peach Bottom (40 miles), has
been acquired by the Maryland Central Rail
way Co., making a system of 101 miles, which
will be operated by the Maryland Central Rail
we recommend these bonds as a desirable In
vestment, and offer a limited amount for sale at
95 per cent and accrued interest, subject to ad
vance in price
REA BROS. & CO., Bankers and Brokers,
423 WOOD STREET, PITTSBURG, PA.
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CAPITAL. - - - - 8200,000 09.- ,
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mh22-95-D JOHN F. STEEL. Cashier.
CITY SAVINGS BANK,
SIXTH AVE? AND SMITHFIELD ST. '
Capital, 1100,000, with privilege of $500,000.
Surplus and undivided profits, $231600.
Transacts a General Banking Business. Ac
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Interest allowed on time deposits.
JAS. CALLERY - President
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-Tll ONEY TO LOAN -
un mortgages on improved real estate in sums
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