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THE PJTTSBUBG. DISPATCH,
2T, " 1889r
THE IAEKET BASKET.
Kew Vegetables Approaching the
f0TSTEES PRACTICALLY AT AN END
Brook Trout, Shad and Frogs Ire in Full
Supply and Demand.
FL0WEES LOWER AND VERY 'ACTIVE
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
FMDAY. April 26. 1889. J
Market basket materials vary very little
in price this week from last. Xew garden
stuff, -which is coming in freely from the
South, is a shade nearer the average con
sumer's pocketbook capacity, but all else
remains Tery much as it has been for weeks
There has been no change for six months
past in the price of tenderloins and fine
rib roasts, though the price of cattle is
fully 2c below rates of last fall.
The choice cuts hold up to old rates, but
other pirts of the beef are sola at concessions.
At the Diamond market butcher stalls the ex
pected boom following the Lenten fast has not
thus far materialized.
The Esq trade continues extra good, not
withstanding the fact that Easter is past.
Said a leading dealer in this line: "Our trade
has been first class all the week, in fact, much
better than we expected immediately after
Lent." Brook trout, Spanish mackerel and
frogs are now in f nil supply on fish stalls. Shad
from the Potomac, Delaware and Hudson also
begin to come in freely, and demand so far
keeps pace with supply. The oyster season is
abont at an end. After Saturday no oysters
can be taken from the Chesapeake Day accord
ing to law. New York counts will be on mar
ket all the season. Our fro; supplies are in the
main from Charleston. S. C, at this tune of the
In the line of vegetables the only new thing
on the stalls this week is cauliflower. There is
adrift toward a lower level of prices as new
garden stuff comes in more freely from the
One of onr leading florists thus puts the situ
ation of his industry: "Lat week we had a
boom, as we always do in Caster times. Trade
still keeps up remarkably welL W t never did
as large a business in the week following Eas
ter as we have done this week. Our trade at
this time a year ago was not nearly as good as
it is now." Floral prices are on the downward
drift, as will be seen by our quotations.
In the line of market basket filling It has
proved this week,as last, that the greatest activ
ity has been in the lines of fish and flowers. In
other lines trade has been quiet.
Following are the latest retail prices as fur
nished by leading dealers of materials for Sun
day dinner tables:
The prices called for at the Diamond Markets
remain unchanged. The best cuts of tenderloin
steak range from 20 to 25c, with the last figure
for very fancy, which are very often no bet
ter than the 20c article; sirloin, best cuts,
from 18 to 20c; standing rib roast, 15 to 20c;
chuck roast, 10 to 12c; best round steaks, 15c;
boiling beef, 5 to 8c; sweet breads, 2jc per
pain beef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, Sea
pound: calf livers. 25c apiece; corned beef
from 5 to 10c per pound. Veal for stewing
commands 10c; roast, 12 to 15c: cutlets. 20c
Iier pound; spring lambs, fore quarter, 12)4 to
5c: hind quarters, 15 to 20c A leg of mut
ton, hind quarter, of prime quality, brings
12Xc; fore quarter, 8c; lorn of mutton, 15c
Vegetables and Frnlu
Jersey sweet potatoes, 25c a half peck;
potatoes, 15c a half peck; celery, 10 to 15c a
bunch; new Bermuda potatoes, 25c per l
peck; new Bermuda onions, loc per quart;
tomatoes, 40c per quart box; new cabbage. 5
to 25c; apples, 15c to, 20c per half peck;
bananas, 15 to 25c a dozen: lemons, 20 to
25c per dozen; oranges, 25940c; onions, 15c a
half peck: spinach, 20c per half peck; lettuce, 7c
per bunch, 4 for 25c: radishes, 5 to 10c per bunch;
cranberries, lac per quart: cucumbers.10 to 20c a
piece; mushrooms, 7oc a pound; asparagus,l0c a
bunch, 3 for 25c; new beets, 15c a bunch; straw
berries, 35c to 50c; cauliflowers, 25 to 50c a head.
Butter, Eggs and Poultry.
Choice creamery butter, 35c Good country
butter, 25c Fancy pound rolls, 40c
The ruling retail price for eggs is 15c, or 2
dozen for 25c; goose eggs, 4 for 25c
The range for dressed chickens is 125 to
$150 per pair. Turkeys, 25c per pound. Spring
chickens S2 per pair.
Fish and Oyslera.
Following are--the articles' in -this line on
the stalls, with prices: LakeaffiiDn, 12c; Cali
fornia salmon. 40c pound; white fish, 12c; her
ring, 4 pounds for 25c; Spanish mackerel, 45c
to 50e a pound; shad, 80c apiece; sea salmon,
40c a pound: bine fish, 20c; perch. 10c;
halibut, 25c; rock bass, SOc; black" bass, 20c: lake
trout, 12c: lobsters, 25c; green sea turtle. 2Sc
Oysters: standard, Jl per gallon; select, SI 0
to SI 75; N. Y. counts, SI 75 per gallon: snaps,
90c: shell oysters, 25c dozen; smelts, 20 to 25c
pound; clams, SI 23 gallon; scollops, SOc a
la France roses, SI SO per dozen; Bnde
roses, SI SO per dozen; Perles, SI 00 per dozen;
Niphetos, SI 00 per dozen; Bennetts, SI 50
S:r dozen: Magna Cbarta roses, SOc; American
eauty, 2550c apiece; Mennets, SI 001 50 per
dozen; Lie Wattnlle, SI 50; carnations, 35c a
dozen; Lily of the Valley,75c per dozen: Maiden
Hair fern, 50c per doz. fronds. Bermuda
Easter lilies. S3 00 per dozen; tulips. 75c per
dozen; mignonette, 5c per dozen: lilacs, 25c
a spray; daffodils, 75c per dozen; Dutch hya
cinths, 20c apiece: pansies, 25c a dozen; Jacque
minot roses. SI 00 a dozen.
LIVE ST0C MARKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, T.
FRIDAY. April 28, 18S9.J
CATTXK Receipts, 1,020 head; shipments,
1,000 head; market, nothing doing; all through
consignments; no cattle shipped to New York
Hogs Receipts. 1,700 head: shipments. 2,200
head; market slow; Philadelphias, H 804 83;
pigs and Yorkers, $4 S04 95.
Sheep Receipts, 490 bead; shipments, 200
head: market nothing doing.
New York Beeves Receipts, 2,400 head.
Including 93 carloads for export, 59 carloads for
city slaughterers direct; 32 cars for the market
and 10 cars of sale cattle were carried over
yesterday; the market was firm, "yards were
cleared before noon, poor to pnme steers sold
at S3 354 75 per 100 pounds; bulls and dry cows
at $1 753 50: exports to-dav:720 beeves, 300
sheep and 900 quarters of beef. Sheep Re
ceipts. 7,200 head, and as many more were
carried over from yesterday; the supply largely '
exceeded the needs of the trade, and the mar
ket was uncommonly dull and lower: unshorn
sheep sold at S4 75o 50 per 100 pounds: clipped
do at S3 004 60; unshorn yearlings at So 65
6 75; clipped do at M 605 50: spring lambs at
53 5(i6 50 each. Hogs Receipts. 3,800 head;
dull and lower for lire hogs at $5 005 30 per
100 pounds, with a cargo of fair Ohio nogs sold
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 400 bead; ship
ments, 400 head: market steady; choice heavy
native steers. S3 804 40; fair to good do. S3 00
4 00; stockers and feeders, fair to good, S2 00
3 10: rangers, corn-fed. 52 6063 40: grass-fed.
t2 002 85. Hoes Receipts. 2,400 head: ship
ments, 3,000 head: market higher; choice
heavy and butchers' selections, SI 654 75:
packing, medium to prime, S4 4504 SO: light
gades. ordinary to best, S4 6004 70. Sheep
eceipts, 400 bead; shipments, 400 head; mar
ket steady; fair to choice. S3 004 80.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 7,000 bead:
shipments, 3.500 bead: market steady; choice
beeves $4 1504 40: steers, S3 3504 10; stockers
and feeders, 2 503 65; cows, bulls and mixed,
SI 703 15; Texa cattle, S2 253 6a Hogs
Receipts. 12,500 head: shipiuent 4.500 head;
market strong and 5c higher: mixed, S4 504 75:
heavy. 4 454 75- light St 604 SO; skips, S3 50
4 15. Sheen Receipts, 3.000 head; shipments,
00 head; market slow and 10c lower: natives,
JS'OOSS'IO; Western cornfed, S3 5035 00; lambs,
54 6035 75.
Kansas Cttt Cattle Receipts. 2,501 head;
shipments. 1.120 head; market steady to strung;
dressed beef and shipping steers steady to 10c
higher; cows active and firm; cood to choice
corn-fed. $4 004 25; common to medium, S3 00
63 90; stockers and feeding steers, S2 00" 60;
cows. SI 7303 25. Hogs Receipts, 6.247 head;
shipments. 525 bead; market strorc and 5S"Kc
higher; good to choice. S4 554 60: coirmon to
medium" $4 254 SO. Sheep Receipts, 771
head: shipment-, none: market dull and a shade
lower: good to choice muttons, S4 254 6a: com
mon to medium. S2 503 9a
Buffalo Cattle Feeling barely steady; re
ceipts. 400 bead through; no sale. Sheep and
iambs slow and 1025c lower; receipts, 1,200
head through; 6,000 bead on sale. Hog strong
Jo 5c higher; receipts. 4.500 bead through: 3.375
head on sale; mediums and Yorkers, S4 90
CI2?CIX3att TTntrm nnf At and Ann: common
i ??JJch 00g4 60: packing and butchers',
headf "ce'Pta, 1,000 head; shipments, 925
3. . , " " count, m w U.T-
fban bullfight in to-morrotc, Dispatch. She
foaeruia the torturet inflicted upon the ant-
VtKeaymbalZ ' "Tee, ne varuansm q
Wheat Fairly Active, Weak and Unsettled
July the Favorite Option Corn and
Oau Fractionally Lower Hoe
Products Abont Steady.
Chicago A moderate business was trans
acted in wheat to-day in the aggregate, and the
feeling was somewhat unsettled. The opening
for July, which was the favorite future, was J
Jic lower than yesterday. There was but lit
tle news from outside, and the market was gov
erned principally by local influences. The early
decline was attributed to fair selling, some
realizing by the smaller holders, with appar
ently but little demand from any source.
This let prices ease off gradually, but when
the inside price was reached better buying
checked the decline, causing a reaction and a
stronger feeling. Around 79c for July there
was quite an effort made to prevent the market
going higher, but there was sufficient demand
to carry prices over that figure. Later, how
ever, free offerings created weakness and the
advance was lost.
A good business was transacted in corn, and
the feeling developed was considerably weaker.
A much lower range of prices was established,
and fluctuations covered a wider range than for
several days past. The easier tone was attrib
uted mainly to increased movement. Offerings
were heavy, the crowd being lone, and in the
absence of any outside support the market
ruled weak. The market opened rather1 ex
cited, with sellers at yesterday's closing prices,
and declined quickly, with slight reactions, c,
recovered Kc. ruled weaker and closed c low
er than yesterday.
Oats were depressed by heavy receipts. The
opening was weak and HKc lower, first sales
being made at about outside figures of the day.
Prices declined irregularly, and May sold lc
below yesterday's closing figures. June and
July declined lc There was a large business.
There was no support to tbe market except
that given by shorts, and they showed no dispo
sition to buy except on the declines. Slight re
actions occurred from tbe extreme Inside
prices, but last sales were on an easy market at
aPout the lowest figures.
Mess pork was stronger early and prices
ruled 10ffil5c higher. Later the market ruled
easier and prices declined Sfflikc and closed
Tradinc was only moderately active in lard,
and tbe feeling was firmer. Prices were ad
vanced 5c, and the market closed steady at
Short ribs were fairly active and 25c
higher, closing rather steady.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2 May. 80i81801SOc;
SK678Jic; year, 7bS76We755i76c
Coen No. 2 May, WiiQi3&i&&Kc;
Jnne, 35353434c; Juty,Se334j!
OATS No. 2 May, 22K2B2121c:
June, 232322Jie22c; July, 23Jie23h622
"Mess Poek, per bbh May, Sll 60; June.
SU6511 70; July, Sll 75ffill S2KU 72
Labd, per 100 fts. May. $6 856 87; June,
S3 906 90: July, S6 92K6 976 926 95.
shout Ribs, per 100 Bs. May, S5 a75 97
June. $6 024 056 02K6 05; July, 6 11
o uati uf,Kio iu.
Casn quotations were as follows: Flour dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, bO80Kc;
No. 3 spring wheat, 70c; No. 2 red, 80
esOiicNo.2 corn. 33JfS3Kc. o. 2 oats,
21c No. 2 rye. 48c Ho. a barley nominal.
So. 1 flaxseed. SI SB. Mess pork, per barrel,
511 6a Lard, per 100 lbs, S6 S7. Short
ribs sides (loose). SS 956 00. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed), S5 255 50. Short clear
sides (boxed), Sfl25S 37. Sugars unchanged.
Receipts Flour, 6.000 barrels; wheat, 16,000
bushels: com, 156,000 bushels; oats. 84,000
bushels: rye, 1,000 bushels; barley, 17,000 bush
els. Shipments Flour, 8,000 barrels; wheat,
18.000 bushels: corn. 351,000 busbels: oats. 120.
000 bushels; rye. 5,000 bushels; barley, 17.000
On the Produce Exchange to-day tbe butter
market was weaker; fancy creamery. 2324c;
choice to fine. 2122c; fine dairies. 2023c; fair
to good. 1S1Sc Eggs weak at 1010c
New York Flour steady and quiet. Wheat
Spot steady and quiet; options dull and irreg
ular for early months, weak forlate months and
KJc higher. Rye quiet. Barley quiet. Bar
ley malt unchanged. Corn Spot stranger,
scarce and wanted; options more active and
liSlo lower and weak. Oats Spot dull and
weak; options active and Jc lower and
heavy. Hay quiet. Hops firm. Coffee Op
tions steady and unchanged to S points
down; closed steady at last night's prices,
dull: sales, 18,000 bags, including April,
16.45S16.50c: May, 16.55c; July. 16.75c:
August, 16.80c; September. 16.9517.00c;
October. 16.95c; December, 17.0517.15c;
January, 17.05c; February, 17.10c; spot Rio
quiet; fair cargoes, 18J$c Sugar Raw steady
and quiet; fair refining, 6Jc; centrifugals.
96 test, 7ic; refined strong and quiet.
Molasses Foreign firm; New Orleans quiet.
Rice quiet. Cottonseed oil quiet: crude. 4142c;
yellow, SOc Tallow steady; sales 170 hogs
utyat4JsC Rosin steady and quiet. Tur
pentine dull at 45c Eges firmer; western,
1212Jc; receipts, 4,136 packages. Pork
quiet: new mess, S13 0013 25; extra prime.
512 001225. Cutmeats quiet; pickled bellies,
6e7c: do. hams, 1010c; do. shoulders. 5
SJJc. Lard stronger; better export; dull
speculation; sales, western steam, export. S7 20;
crty, 8 70; May, $7 127 17, closing at $7 17;
June, $7 21 asked; July, 7 25 asked; August,
S7 267 29, closing at $7 23 asked: September.
17 287 31, closing at 7 3a Butter Moderate
trade and easier; western dairy, ll20c; do
cream ery,1724c; Elgins, 25026c Cheese quiet
and unsettled; western, 810c
St. Louis Flour quiet and easy with little
demand: unchanged. Wheat The new crop
options declined though the market was irreg
ular and unsettled. Cables were firm but weak.
Outside markets caused prices to ease off early,
afterward reacting on stronger advices and
the export sales made here. Later irave way
again, and at the close July was c; Au
gust c and year c below yesterday. No. 2
cash. 79c nominal; May, 7979Jc, closing
at 79c; Juno, 76. closine 76cJc bid; July,
745c, closing at 7472c bid; August,
74c closing at 74Jc; year, 74c closing
at'4Kc Corn closed weak; No. 2 cash. 30c;
Mav,30Ji30Jic closing at 30casked; June. 31
631c closing at 30?630c asked; July, 31
S2c closing at 31c; August, 3233c closins
at82c; September, 3333Jc closing 33Vc
asked. Oats lower; No. 2 cash, 24Kc bid:
May,2224Xc; June, 2Z?23c Rye Demand
limited; No. 2, 42Kc Barley Nothing doing.
Flaxseed Very little doing at 1 45. Provisions
Philadelphia Flour dull and weak.
Wheat very dull and prices largely nominal.
Corn Spot and April No. 2 mixed in elevator
ruled firm and a shade higher, bnt futures
beyond this month Kic lower. Car lots dull
and c lower. Oats Carlots dull.and weak;
sales No. 3 white, 30c: do. short storage. 30c;
iiu.nuiuj xcKuiar. oou. x ukurrs weas: ana
iec lower. Provisions very quiet. Pork
Family. S15.S0. Lard Pure city refined, 7JJ0
8Jc; western steam, 77c Butter dull and
easier; Pennsylvania creamery extra, 25c; do.
prints extra, 2829c Eggs steady; Pennsyl
vania firsts, U12c
Cutcesuati Flour weaker. Wheat heavy
and drooping: No. 2 red. 83c; receipts, none;
shipments, LOOO bushels. Corn firmer: No. 2
mixed, 363hc Oats quiet; No. 2 mixed.
2626c Ryedul;No.2,48ffil9c Pork quiet
at $12 25. Lard active; current make. 6 67.
Bulk meats and bacon quiet. Butter steady.
Sugar firm. Eggs strong and higher at 10
He Cheese steady.
Milwaukee Flour unchanged. Wheat
firmer; cash. 77c; May, 77Jc; July. 78c
Corn firm: No. 3, 34c Oats stead v; No. 2 white.
27c Rve firm: No. 1, 42c Barley Bteadv;
No. 2, 56c Provisions firm. Pork, $11 6a
Lard, 6 50. Cheese steady; Cheddars, 104211c
Baltimore Provisions steady and dulL
mess pork, 13 75. Butter dull and easy; West
em packed, lb2uc; best roll, l417c; creamery
2426c Eggs steady at lit Coffee dull and
easy; Rio fair, 18loJc
Toledo Cloverseed dull; cash and ApnL
4 6U Receipts, 12 bags; shipments, 418 bags.
No Rise This Time.
The water in tne rirers had risen yester
day to 4- feet 8 incnes; bat it is not expected
to go much higher. A barge stage is not
anticipated. The Joe "Walton and Sam
Clark arrived last night with tows of
Married a Bleadville Girl.
Hiss Harriott Porter, of Meadville, was
married this week to It. B. Johnston, chief
clerk to Secretary Robinson, of the Lake
Erie road. The ceremony was performed in
Christ Church of that place. '
Come for Salines and Ginghams To-Day.
50-cent ginghams at 40 cents a yard; 40
cent ginghams at 30 cents a yard; one lot
dress style ginghams worth 16 cents at 12J;
40-cent satihes for SO cents a yard; 25-cent
'satines for IS cents a yard. A lot of satines
to close ont at 9 cents.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. t B.
Be careful in changing your underwear.
For spring wear see oar fine merino goods,
60c to $1 25. Attend the gent's furnishings
sales to-day. Boggs & Buhl.
nTTT TSW reheartet a little ancient his
DlLili 11 1 Ei tory in to-morroufs Dis
patch, in which he describe the rite and fall
o tfie Mormon empire, and relates the sad fate
ONE MORE IDLE DiT.
Tuesday a legal Holiday Through
out Uncle Sam's Dominions.
A FEW MISGUIDED GENTLEMEH
Shown Where They Are "Wrong in Pre
dicting; a Collapse of Eeal Estate.
SCHEMES THAT SHOULD BE TY0KKED W
Next Tuesday, April Sa will be a legal holi
day throughout the Union, in accordance with
the last section of an act approved March 2,
1SS9, to commemorate the centennial observ
ance of the inauguration of the first President
of the United States, George Washington.
Persons having paper maturing on that day
should remember this and square up on Mon
"I think the few misguided gentlemen who
are predicting that tbe real estate market will
soon go to smash will find themselves mis
taken," remarked a Fourth avenue dealer yes
terday afternoon. "In saying this I think I
know what I am talking about. With millions
of money seeking investment, such a thing is
impossible, i Besides, the buying fever is spread
ing. A short time ago nearly all of this was
done by one or two syndicates. Now outsiders
are taking hold. More than one-half of tbe re
cent sales were made to this class of purchas-.
era. Anomer tning: j. here can oe no collapse
of the real estate market so long as there are
not enough houses to accommodate the people
who want them. Instead of a depression, I
look for a strong and active market all sum
mer." The following is a list of patents that will
expire April SO, after which they may be ap
propriated by anyone so disposed; Advertising
device, J. B. Ziegler; fire and burglar alarm,
W. Henckle; cotton press, G. Falkner; count
ing register, A. M. White: millstone driver, W.
A. Gnstine; water wheel, M. Hungerford;
coiling wire spirally, T. J. Mayalljrotary pump,
D. L. Jones;pipe mold, E. Walsh; metal cutting
machine, A. S. Bunker; dividing plate metal,
Waterman and Perkins.
"I am glad that the efforts of the Armours to
comer pork have fallen flat," remaked a Lib
erty street packer yesterday. "They tried hard
tojnake it work; but the supply was too large
and the offerings too liberal for them to over
come, and they gave it up as a bad job. Big
men in the Chicago pit were badly scared for a
time, but their fears have vanished, and they
regard all danger as over. Pork is pretty steep
yet, bnt it is in such an unsettled condition that
a decline Is more probable than an advance."
What has befallen the Penny Savings Fund
scheme that was so much talked about two or
three months agoT Has it collapsed, or only
been pigeon-holed along with the Real Estate
Exchange, to be acted upon at some future
timer Tbe fund is a useful and inexpensive
charity, and the exchange is necessary to ena
ble real estate to be properly handled. Both
of these enterprises should be worked up.
Colonel Daniel S. Lamont. who acquired
national fame as President Cleveland's private
secretary, has been elected Secretary of the
New York Land and Improvement Company.
Ex-Secretary Whitney and his brother-in-law,
O. H. Payne (son of Senator Payne, of Ohio),
are directors. A Pittsburg gentleman, who is
acquainted with Colonel Lamont, says he is
one of the shrewdest business men he has ever
Stocks, Like Pics In Clover, Hard to Rnn
There was a little more animation in the stock
market yesterday, the sales amounting to 805
shares. Nearly everything was weaker. Wheel
ing gas being tbe only prominent exception.
Philadelphia sold at 42c at the opening, and
then at 41c In the afternoon 41c was bid
and 42c asked, with no transactions. Electric
went at 59c: LaNoria at lc; Central Traction
at 3030c, with a sale of 150 shares in the
aftcrnoon'atoOct "Wheeling at 32c: La Norla
at lc, and Switch and Signal at 25Kc There
as no special anxiety to buy or sell in view of
the nearness of the holidays. Bids, offers and
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Fourth Nat, Bank..... I2S
freehold Bank 52 M
Marine Nat. Bank.... 107
Masonic Bank. 60
Pitts N. B. of Cora'ce 230
People's .Nat. Bank.... 150
Brldgewater Gas 41 .-.
Chanters Val. Gas Co. 54 M .... Hi
Manufacturers Gas Co. 25
Mat. Gas Co. of V. Va sa 82
Pennsylvania Gas. 23
Philadelphia Co 41 41& 41U 42
Wheeling Gas Co a! 33 32)2 KM
Tuna OU Co 67 .... ....
Central Traction 29 30
Citizens' Traction 76
Pitts. A Birmingham 3 ....
l'lttsburjr Traction.... KM .... ss 30M
Pitts. June K. K. Co 25
ritts.,Cln.tbt.U IsIb 18 19
Pitts. W cstern K. K. .... 11 .... ....
P. tW. B. B. pref.... 18
LaNoria Minim; Co... Hi IJs H
'VVestlngbouseiJeclric S3 59K 5S m
U. bwltrhA Signal Co. K V. 15 25!?
Westlnc'se AlrB. Co.. 119 .... 119 ....
estlng'se B. Co. 11m. 64 64
Sales at the first call were 95 shares of Phila
delphia gas at 42c 100 at 41c: 40 Cbartiers at
64!ic; 35 Electric at 69c; 50 La Noria nt Klc; 50
Central Traction at 30c and 15 at 30c
In the afternoon SO snares of Wheeling Gas
sold at 32c; 200 La Noria at ljc; 30 Switch
and Signal at 25c and 150 Central Traction at
SOc One membership was disposed of at 525.
Between calls John D. Bailey sold 50 shares of
Wheeling gas at S25c
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 153,937 shares, including: Atchison,
11,765; Ene.8,458; Louisville and Nashville. 18,800;
Northwestern, 8.865; Northern Paciflo pre
ferred. 3,357: Oregon Transcontinental, 4,500;
Reading, 18,900; Richmond and West Point,
7,440; St. Paul, 4,805; Union Pacific, 8,440.
THE SAME OLD WAX.
No Noteworthy Chanso Observable In the
Local Money Market.
The local money market was easy yesterday,
and without any noteworthy change. Dis
counting was Blow. ' Checking was active, as
shown by the Clearing House report, the ex
changes being $2,570,574 87 land the balances
$574,244 7a Foreign coins in gold are quoted as
Kngllsli sovereigns 4 S3
Twenty-franc,pleces 3 85
Twentr-maric pieces 4 72
bpanlsh doubloons... 15 45
Spanish twenty-five peseta 4 73
Mexican doubloons 15 40
.Mexican dollars 70
Flve-lrauc nieces 85
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 2 to 2 per cent: last loan. 2; closed,
offered at 2. Prime mercantile paper, 4a
Sterling exchange dull but steady at S4 7 for
60-day bills and $4 SSJ for demand.
U. S. 4Hs. reg .. lOSHQlOSK
U. S. 4HS. coups 10SS103H
U.S. 4s. rcg - 129&129:
U. S. 46, coups 1S))129X
Currency, (percent. 1835 reg 121
Currency, 6 per cent. 1896 reg. 124
Currency, Spercent, ISOTreg 127
Currency, 6 per cent, 1698 reg 129X
Currency, Sperccnt, 1889 reg 132
Government and State bonds are dull and
New Yobk Clearings, $99,628,475; balances,
Boston Clearings to-day, $12,769,933; bal
ances, $L708,61S. Money 1 per cent.
Phtxadklfhia Clearings, $10,138,806; bal
Baltimore Clearings to-day, $1,517,477; bal
St. Louis Clearings to-day, $2,490,854; bal
Chicago Money quiet and unchanged.
London The amount of bullion gono into
the bank ot England on balance to-day is 145,
00a Bar silver, 42 3-1 6c per ounce
Pabis Three per cent rentes, 67f 5c for the
Berlin The statement of the Imperial
Bank of Germany shows an increase in specie
of 4,920,000 marks.
ALL AT SEA.
The Oil Market Starts OffWith a Bnlge, bat
The oil market opened strong and excited
yesterday at 86c and almost immediately
jumped to 86c Then the bears commenced
hammering and pulled the figure down to 8ic
This was followed by a reaction to85c,'be
tweea which point- and 84JaO the aaukt
. f k
'fluctuated until near the close, when there was
a slight spurt which sent tbe quotation up to
SaJgC, lc below the opening, where the auota
tlon stood when the gong sounded. There
were few borrowers, and they (lot all they
wanted with little difficulty. Trading was ac
tive both East and West One failure oc
curred, but as it involved less than 8200, it was
considered of small importance, either directly
or consequentially. A broker said: "1 think
to-day's depression is only temporary, as signs
of returning confidence may be seen on every
hand." Another broker remarked: "The in
dications are strongly in favor of a fnrther de
cline to-morrow." Another ventured this ob
servation: "The market is so hard to under
stand that I confess 1 know nothine about it.
A wel completed oa the George Waren f arm,
northeast of the main developments at Brush
creek, was doing at the rate of 2 barrels an
hour. This develops some additional territory.
There were no changes in the Washington
field. The Busbnell No. 2 and McBride, Taylor,
town, were due. The Huklll-Bomer well,
Brnsh creek, was doing three barrels an hour.
LIggett's Ledonville well was flowing at inter
vals of three hours, it was estimated, from 80 to
0 barrels per day.
XX&TtTBXS Or TUB MABKET.
Opened 86MLowest fiK
Highest. 86 Closed. ......8a3i
Kenned. New York 6.85.
ltcnned, Antwerp. 1K.
New York closed 85K.
Bradford closed K;.
OU City closed 85J4. ,,
A. B. McOrew & Co. quote puts at 83c;
Other Oil Markets.
Oil Citt. April 26 National transit cef
tificates opened at S6ic; highest, 86c; low
est. Slc; closed, 85c
Bradford, Aprit 26. National transit cer
tificates opened atS5c; closed at S5c; highest,
S5Jic: lowest. 84Kc
Tttustixle, April 26. National transit cer
tificates opened at 86Vc: highest, 80Vc: low
est, oefdosed, 65c
New Yobk-, April 26. Petroleum opened
steady at SoJic but after the first sales became
weak on the reports of new wells, and declined
to 84Jc A partial recovery followed, on which
the market closed firm at 8oiic Sales, 1,425,000
SOME BIG DEALS.
Over 120,000 Worth of East End Prop
erty Sold Within Three Weeks.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold another large
Shadyside residence property for $35,000. This
makes four fine properties sold by the same
firm in the East End within a space of three
weeks, amounting to $121,500.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold the property No. 12 Ninth street, a lot 20x
1U0 feet, with a three-story brick dwelling, for
$11,750. The prices of property on the cross
street show considerable enhancement as a re
sult of the activity on Penn avenue.
James W. Drape & Co. closed the sale of an
interest in a manufacturing property for $75,
000 cash. They also placed two mortgages of
$3,500 each at 6 per cent on two properties near
Glensbaw station; also placed a mortgage of
$3,000 and one of 2,000 at 6 per cent on prop
erty in McKeesport; also two mortgages of
$2,000 on East End and suburban properties at
6 per cent; also sold a large lot near Hawkins
station, about 150x200 feet, for $2,000.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
A. T. Mathews for J. W. Hay four lots In the
Walter Hay plan on Rebecca street, near the
Penn avenne cable line, being Nos. 68, CO, 70
and 71, for 1,000, on easy payments. $15 cash,
and tbe balance $15 per month. They also
placed a mortgage of 51,700 for three years at 6
per cent on property on Lincoln avenue.
Alios t Bailey, 164 Fourth avenne, placed a
mortcage on property In the Thirty-fifth ward
for $600 at 6 per cent for three years.
James E. Dickson sold a lot in Miller's plot,
Swiss val e, Pennsylvania Railroad, for $475 cash.
Thomas McCaffrey yesterday sold for Mrs. M.
Brown, to Mrs. Kate Korta, four lots on Penn
avenne and Dearborn street, Nineteenth ward,
for $2,600 cash.
L. O. Frazier sold for James W. Campbell lot
23x108 feet to 20-foot alley, situate on the north
east side of Fisk street, near Davison street,
Seventeenth ward, to Herman H. Helmicb, for
$1,437 cash. fc
London Balls Fnll to Get Up a Correspond
Ids Feeling in Wall Street Stocks
Lose Their Grip and Sus
tain Fractional Losses.
New YorKt April 23. The stock market to
day was less active and its temper offered a
marked contrast to that of yesterday, being
heavy and irregular throughout, with the net
result of leaving most of the list fractionally
lower than last evening. Tbe London prices
again came very much higher than our last
evening's figures, and the advices from that
center shewed a strong bullish feeling upon
American securities. The market, however,
responded only to a limited extent to the
strength in London, and first prices here were
generally but slight fractions better than those
of last evening, thongh Louisville and Nash
ville was a marked exception, being up per
Tbe traders continued bearish upon the be
lief that the advance of yesterday was too
rapid to last long, and while London had many
orders in the market It appeared to be realizing
upon Louisville and Nashville, and local opera
tors also realized freely upon other portions of
the list This checked the advance at the
opening, and on a fair volume of business
prices moved off fractionally, with Atchison
and Louisville and Nashville leading among
the active shares, and Tennessee Coal among
the low-priced stocks. 'Atchison and Manitoba
afterwaid displayed considerable strength, but
the market subsided into dullness. This was
relieved in the afternoon by a selling move
ment in Union Pacific based upon the action
of the Northern Pacific directors yesterday,
which it is feared may lead to trouble. Oregon
Navigation. Northern Pacific preferred and
Louisville and Nashville also became prominent
in the movement and the realizations by the
foreigners assumed larger proportions.
The decline was aided somewhat by the or
dering of $1,000,000 for export but the confi
dence in the continuance of the foreign de
mand for American securities checked the
selling by delivery hour as little more gold is
likely to go out if such demand continues.
The lowest prices were reached about delivery
hour, after which the market was somewhat
firmer but closed heavy and dull at about tbe
lowest prices of the day. There were a few
wide movements among the specialties. Pull
man advanced 1 per cent, but lost a portion
of the gain, while Memphis and Cbaileston re
tired 2 per cent In the unlisted department
Sugar Trusts were weak, losing about 1 per
cent, while the others were quiet and moved
over small fractions only, Brunswick closing at
20 on a light business. There were a few
fractional advances, Pullman rose 1 per cent
anu iianuoDa ira, out tne great majority are
lower. Memphis and Charleston lost 2 and
Texas Pacific L
The dealings in railroad bonds were of about
the same nature as those In shares, the market
being quiet while the temper of the trading
was somewhat mixed, but was generally firm to
strong in the forenoon but weakened later in
the day. The final changes are quite evenly
divided between gains and losses. The ad
vances Include Dulutb, South Shore and At
lantic fives 2Vi, to Vl; the St Louis division
sevens 4, to 118, and the convertible receipts 2,
to 98. St Louis, Arkansas and Texas firsts lost
3, and Erie incomes 6. at 70. Tbe sales of all
issues reached $l,984,O0a of which Texas Pacific
seconds furnished $241,000.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney 4 Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth 3 venue:
ing. Am. Cotton Oil 55J4
Atcb... Top. & a. F.... IX
Canadian Pacific 51
Canada Southern....... SIM
Central of New Jersey. 96)4
Chesapeake & Ohio ,., lift
C, Bur. A Qulncy....v94
C, Mil. a, St. Paul.... 65
C, Jill. 4 bt. P.. pr....l(K,
C, Koctl.il'. 93)4
C, St. L. l'ltt
C, St. L. &P1US. pf.. 38V
CrSt. P.. M. 4 O SJi,
C, St. P..M. & O.. pf. 93
C. & Northwestern.. ..UtK
C& .Northwestern, pC ....
C. C. C.&1
Col. Coal & Iron....... 24
Col. & Hocking Val .. 19
Bel.. L. AW WH
Denver A RIoG M nH
Denver A Bio G., pf... 47
E.T., Va.AGa ,
E. T., Va. A Ga.. 1st pr 69
& T.. Va. A Ga. 2d pf. 22
Illinois Central.. ....113
Lake Erie A Western
Lake Erie A West pr.. iSH
Lake Shore A M. S 103H
Louisville A Nashville. 6S
jiiooues uaio. ......... ....
Mo K. ATexas..A.... 12K
Missouri racinc :im
New York Central. ....107H
ft. Y.. L. E. A W 2914
N. Y.. L. E. A w.nref 71V
M. Y., a ASlL 17
m.y., a a st. 1,. pr.. ,
NwY.. C. A8t.L.2dnf .
IS. Y iZ Nm -. 43 W
S. Y..O. A W 1... VIZ
inorroiES western.;., lev
- Low- lng
51 51 ;
3Sf 13V 13
33 33)4 3tf
3 , S3 KM
107 lOtft 106)2
24V 24 24)4
I9H 19 19
M 1-3 16
69 69 69
22! 22 22
1UH mH 1I3V
68S MM 58
103 10354 I03H
68V 67M 67
V-H 12)4 12K
I "X 70 71 X
107M 107X 1072
29Sf 29 29
71V 71W J1W
1734 173 17S
i 43), 43)4 )
I7X 17 J7
, 16V KM 1
Northern Pacific 3SH ZSM 25M
Mortnern Paclnc prof. 6IM M
Ohlo&MlMlsalppl... . 22$ ZJ ii
Oregon Improvement. 49 41JS 41)
Oregon TranEcon 32K ) JJW
Paeifleilail 363 367s 38JS
Peo. Dec. Kvans
Pblladel. & Heading.. X mj, 43
Pullman Patace Car.,.191)$ 1WK 191M
Ittchmond A W. P. T.. 9 28
Klcbmond, W.P.T.pf 80i SO TVH
bU Paul Dnluth SI 33 32
St. p., Minn.' Man.. .100 101
St. I.. A Ban Fran 23 23
St. L.. A San Fran pf.. 60i (OH
Ht. L. t Han F.im pf.. ..?. ..?.
Texu Pacific 22 22
UnlonPaclflc ei 6ltf
Wabash 15 15
Wabash preferred 28K 28K
Western Dnlon &H S5K
Vheeliae & h. K MX 6G3J
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No 57
Fourth arcnue. Members New York Stock Ex
Pennsylvania Hallrftftrt SK
Heading Railroad i 22 9-18
lluflalo, Pittsburg and Western KM
Lehigh VaUey 53K
Lehigh Navigation 5l
Philadelphia and Erie 30
JJ. Co.'s Mew Jersey....... 216
Northern Pacific 2W4
Northern Pacific preferred 607
Ateh. ATon..lst7s. IIS
Atch. ATop. K. K... 42
Boston A Albany.. .218
Boston A Maine. ....183
C.. B. AU. 94
Clnn. San. A Cleve. 24
Eastern K. K so
Eastern K. It 6s 125
EllntAPereM. nrd. 98
Mexican Cen. com.. 12S4
Al. c, lstMort. bds.69
A. Y. AAewEng...?43
Old Colony 172W
Kutland preferred.. 37
Wis. Central pf.... 34
Calumet A Hecla....200M
Bell telephone 237
Boston Land 6X
Water Power IU
San Diego 23X
Tbe Ulnrkct Continues Strong nnd Active for
Nenrly All Descriptions.
bpeclal Report by Cable for the American Manu
facturer. London, April 25.
Scotch Pig Market octive, with prices
strong but irregular.
No. 1 Coltness 56s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Summerlee 55s. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Gartsherrie 52s. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. lLangloan 55s. 6d. to. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Carnbroe 47s. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. IShotts 53s. 6a. f.o. b. Glasgow
20. 1 Glengarnock 52s. Od. atArdrossan.
No. 1 Dalmelllngton ...46s. Od. at Ardrossan.
No. 1 Eglmton 45s. Od. at Ardrossan.
Bessemer Pig An increased demand and
prices firmer. West Coast brands quoted at
60s Odfor Nns. 1, 2, 3, f. o. b. shipping point
Middlesbrough Pig Market firm, but busi
ness less active. Good brands quoted at 38s.
Splegeleisen Firm market with business
good. English 20 per cent quoted at 80s. f.
o. b. at works.
Steel Wire Bods Market is steady, but de
mand moderate. Mild steel. No. 6, quoted at
6 Os. Od. f. 0. b. shipping port.
Steel Rails This market continues active,
and prices strong. Standard sections quoted at
4 12s. 6d. f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Blooms Firm market and demand
fair. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 4 2s. 6d. f. o. b.
Steel Billets This market continues firm on
a good demand. Bessemer (size 2x2) quoted
at 4 10s. f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Slabs A fair demand and market
firm. Ordinary sizes quoted at 4 2s. 6d. f. o.
b. shipping point
Crop Ends Demand moderate and market
firm. Run of the mill quoted at 2 15s. Od. f.
o. b. shippingpoint
Old Rails Dull market and prices un
changed. Tees quoted at 3 7s. 64 and double
heads at 3 12s. BitttNaw YnrV.
Scrap Iron No change In prices; market
slow. Heavy wrought quoted at 2 5s. L o.b.
Manuf acturedlron Active market andprices
Stafford, ord. marked bars(f.o.b.L'pool)8 2s 6d
common bars 0 OsOd0 517sCd
" blk. sheet singles 0 Os Od 712s 6d
Welsh bars. f.o.b. Wales... 5 6s 0d 0 OsOd
Steamer Freights Glasgow to New York,
2s. 6d. Liverpool to New York. 9s. Od.
THE SHAH OP PERSIA.
He Wanted One of Ills Retlnno Hanged to
Seo How It Was Done.
An Englishman, who now lives in Pitts
burg, says he sees by the papers that the
Shah of Persia will visit England this sum
mer. He remembers when this heathen
ruler spent the summer once before in Great
Britain. The English haven't any love for
him, but for political reasons are forced to
The last time the Shah was In England
he occupied Buckingham Palace. When
he left the place was in such a filthy con
dition that no one could live in for six
One day the Shah was taken to Newgate
and shown the hangman and the apparatus
for killing condemned criminals. He ex
pressed a strong desire to see a man hanged,
out was told they didn't have anybody at
the time to send across the river Styx. The
Shah suggested that they take one of his
retinue, and when they informed him that
they didn't do business that way in En
gland he got very angry.
F0RTIFI1KG THEIR HOMES.
Farmers in Fayette County Baying Win
The people in the neighborhood of Mc
Glellandtown, Fayette county, where so
many robberies have been committed lately,
are arming themselves with Winchesters,
shotguns, revolvers and other deadly
weapons. Every farmhouse has been con
verted into a fort, and the travelers passing
along the public roads are often frightened
to see the barrel of a rifle projecting through
The two storekeepers in the town have
been doing a thriving business selling fire
arms. One of them was in the city' yester
day replenishing his stock of Winchesters.
He says the people are tired of being robbed
and will make the hair fly in the future.
FREE CITIES NO LONGER.
Bremen and Hamburg Incorporated Into the
German Custom Service.
Washington, April ,26. In a long re
port to the State Department upon German
trade and commerce, James H. Smith,
United States Commercial AgentatMayence,
relers to the incorporation into the German
customs of the two great ports of Bremen
Mr. Smith says that now the anamoly of
cities independent in customs matters and
free ports of entry has been done away with,
and the entrance of these old free ports into
the customs union is another step in the di
rection of natipnal consolidation, and will
be of much advantage to the country at
THE STRIKE STILL ON.
Carpenters Will Stay Oat ns Lone as the
St. Xouis, April 26. P. J. McGnire,
Grand Secretary of the Carpenters' and
Joiners' Brotherhood, arrived this morning
from Philadelphia with $6,000 to aid the
striking carpenters. Yesterday the strike
was Virtually declared off, but at a secret
meeting to-day it was declare'd on again.
Secretary McGuire soundly berated the
weak-kneed element for their lack of con
fidence. , WHAT A, SDRPR1SE.
The PenniT Comes Down Since the B. &
O. Reaches New York.
The Pennsylvania road has reduced the
first-class passenger rate from Pittsburg to
New York to SlOitt, and the continuous
trip tickets to $10. The first-class fare to
Philadelphia will be 59, the second class 58,
reductions all around ot $2. The new rates
will go into effect May 1.
See our specials in ladies' gloves.
At ?1 Imperial,- real kid, wide em
At $1 25 Napoleon, real kid, wide em
broidery. Both lines in good colors.
Bogos & Buhl.
LADY CAMPBELL ftAffS
Uymorroufs DISPATCH, in which she describes
the good work done by EnglUh musical socie
ties in awakening a love for music in the
Tropical Frnils and Applea Liyely
Eggs Grow Firmer.
NEW OHIO CHEESE TO THE FRONT.
Corn HigherOats Dull and Lower Hay
SUGAR FIRM COFFEE OPTIONS OFF
Office of FrrrsBUBa dispatch,
Friday, April 2B, 1889. (
Country Produce Jobbing- Prices.
Tropical fruits are the most active stuff in
produce lines. Fancy apples grow scarce and
the drift of markets is upward. Receipts of
eggs are falling off and markets are firmer.
Choice nearby stock in small lots sold to-day at
12c New cheese begins to show up from Ohio,
and a full supply is expected by next week.
Prodnce commission men report a quiet trade
for Friday. Trade has been fair through the
week and fully up to expectations. The lull
that follows Easter week has Droved to be not
so great as generally anticipated by dealers.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2728c; Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 2021c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
BEAHS SI 751 90.
Beeswax :b30c 9 & for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, 16 5007 60; common,
S3 504 00: crab elder. 3 008 50 $ barrel;
elder vinegar, 1012c ff gallon.
Cheese New Ohio cneese, 910c: Ohio
cheese, fall make, 1212Kc; New York, fall
make, 1212c; Limuiirger, 910c; domestic
Sweitzer cheese, Uii3iic.
Dried Peas SI 2ol 35 bushel; split do,
2Ji3Kc V B.
Eoos llHe Tfi dozen for strictly fresh:
goose eggs, 5oc ?l dozen; duck eggs, 18c fl
FRUITS Apples, S2 003 00 $ barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c $i ft; cranberries, M5
ft barrel, 50c$l 00 per bushel; strawberries,
2535c a quart.
Feathers Extra live geese. 50060c; No. 1
do.. 4045c; mixed lots, 80335c Si.
Honet New crop. 1617c; buckwheat, 13
HOMINT S2 65GJ2 75 3 barrel.
Potatoes Poffltoes. 3035c fl bushel; 33 75
4 00 for Jersey sweets; seed sweets, 2 60
Poultry Live chickens, 75080c ?! pair;
undrawn chickens, 10012c $ &; drawn. 14
15c $3 ft; turkeys, 183'Alc dressed. $4 B: ducks,
live, 6070c a pair; dressed, 13014c if &; geese,
live, SI 001 2o pair.
Seeds Clover.choice, 62 lbs to bushel, $0 60 f!
bushel; clover.large English, 62 2s,S6 00; clover,
Alsike, S8 50; clover, white, S9 00: timothy,
choice. 45 E3, SI 65; blue grass, extra clean, 14
Us, SOc: blue grass, fancy. 14 as, SI 00: orchard
grass, 14 fts, SI 65; red top, 14 Sis, SI 25: millet,
) lis, SI 00; German millet, 60 Sis, SI 60; Hun
garian grass, 50 ft 3, $1 00; lawn grass, mixture
of fine grasses, S3 60 fl bushel of 14 fts.
Tallow Country, 45c: city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 50
5 60 1 box; Messina oranges, S3 0005 00
?? box: Valencia oranges, fancy, S3 60
07 00 ft case: bananas, S2 60, firsts; SI 50, good
seconds. $1 bnncb; cocoanuts, $4 0004 60 J?
hundred; new figs, 9010c V pound: dates, h
06c $1 pound.
Vegetables Celery, 40050c doz. bunches;
cabluee, S3 504 00 f? hundred: new cabbage,
S3 0003 60 $1 crate; onions. SI 0001 25 $ barrel;
onion sets, fancy Eries. S2 6003 00; Jerseys,
S2 0002 50; turnips, 40060c barrel.
Sugars continue firm, notwithstanding recent
rises. Coffee options were a shade lower at
New York yesterday, but not enough to affect
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 22023c; choice
Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c, Maracaibo. 22023c;
Mocha, SOK031Kc: Santos, 19022: Caracas
coffee, 2O022c; peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (in paners) Standard brands. 24c;
high grades. 26028c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32K033Kc;Maracalbo,27J02S)c Santos,
22024;; peaberrv. 27c; peaberry Santos, 22024c;
choice Rio, 25ke; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
Ohio. 120. 8Xc; headlight, 150, 6c: water
white, 10c: globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; camadine,
UKc; royaline, 14c.
Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 33038c; primesngar syrup, 8033c; strict
ly prime, 330ic: new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c: mixed, 40042c .
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K04e; hi-carb in &,
&c; bi-carb, assortea packages. 506c; sal
soda in kegs, ljic: do granulated, 2c
Caudles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine.per
set, 8c: paraffine, 11012c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6V0
7c; prime. 6K06Vc; Louisiana. 606Kc
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6k7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
$2 60; Muscatels, S2 25: Caifornia Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new, 607c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8Kc; currants, new, 4K0c
Turkey prunes, new, 4?i5c: French prunes,
8K013c: Salonlta prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, S6 00: almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c do Ivica. 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, cap..
12K015c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12J
16c: new dates, 6K06c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, 11016c; citron, per Si, 21022c; lemon
peel, per ft. 13014c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6V06J4C: apricots, Califor
nea, evaporated. Io018c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 22023c; peaches California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c: cherries, pitted, 21022c;
cherries, unpittea, 66c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2424kc; blackberries, 708c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 99Kc; powdered, 90
4c; granulated, c; conlectloners' A. SJSSSJjc:
standard A. Ac; soft whites. oSJc: yellow,
choice. 7Sc; yellow, good. 77c; yel
low, fair, 7c: yellow, dark, TVc
Pickles Medium, bbls. (1,200), SI 60; me
diums, half bbls. (6U0). $2 75.
Salt N o. 1 bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, f bbl. SI 05;
dairy, -a bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, fi bbl. SI 20;
Higgles Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 80, Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, Slt3O0
1 90; 2ds, SI 3001 35; extra peaches. SI 5001 90;
le peaches, 90c; finest corn, SI 0001 60; Hfd.
0. corn, 70090c: red cherries, 90cSl 00; Lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 760
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 1001 15; soaked peas,
70075c; pineapples, SI 4001 50; Bahama do,
12 75: damson Dluins. 95c: creens-ae'eii. Si 25:
'egg plums, 82 00; California pears, $2 50; do
greengages. B W: do egg plnms. S2 W; extra
white cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 2 fis, 90c;
raspberries SI 4001 60; strawberries. SI 10:
gooseberries, SI 2001 30: tomatoes, S2K092c;
salmon, 1-&, SI 7502 10; blackberries,' SOc; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, oaketl, 99c; do green, 2fts,
SI 2501 60; corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft can,
S13 50; baked beans. SI 4001 4o; lobster, 1 ft,
SI 7501 80; mackerel. 1-fi cans, broiled, SI 50:
sardines, domestic Ks. S4 1504 60; sardines,
domestic K. SS 2508 60; sardines, imported,
ls, Sll 6O01J 60; sardines, imported, s. Slit 00;
sardines, mustard, S4 00. sardines, spiced, S4 25.
FISH Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S3S -p
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess. $40; extra No. 1
ruackerel.shore, S32; extra No. 1 do. messed. S36:
No. 2 shore mackerel. S21 Codfish Whole
pollock. 4c $ ft ; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips. 6c: do
George's cod in blocks, 6K07Kc Herring
Round shore. S5 CO M bbl.; split, $7 00; lake, S3 60
?? 100-B. half bbl. White fish. S7 a 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 1 half bbL Finnan
haddock, 10c $ ft. Ireland halibut, 13c $ ft.
iricKerei. p uarrei, ?3 w; , Darrei. ?u iu.
OATMEAL S6 3006 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 65060c
"S? gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour nnd Feed.
'Total receipts bulletined at tbe Grain Ex
change, 31 ars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, 4 cars of oats, 11 of hay, 3 of flour.
By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis, 1 car of
bran, 6 of oats, 2 of bay, 1 of e. corn. By Pitts
burg and Lake Erie, 2 cars of rye, 1 of feed.
All cereals are weak excepting corn. Shell
corn is strongest. Oats are very dull at a re
duction from prices of the past few days. Hay
is also reduced owing to too liberal receipts.
Flour is easy at quotations, and another drop
would not surprise jobbers. Said a leading
jobber: "I have found it difficult of late to
rocnre a sufficient quantity of fancy patents
or the demands of trade. High grade wheat
Is scarce and apparently insufficient in quantity
for the needs of flour production. Fancyepat
entsflnd readiest markets on present down
ward drift of wheat and flour.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red. 96097c:
No. 3 red, 85088c
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 4142 high
mixed ear, 37038c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 410
42c; No. 2 yellow, shelled. 40041: high mixed,
shelled, 39040c; mixed, shelled, 38039c
uAio-iiu,niiiw, tiiTfKoc; extra, no. o.
NO. 3 white 28W(ffl2flc? No. 2 mixed.
YE No. 1 Western. 7075c: No. 2. 551358c
Barley No. 1 Canada. 9cV398c; No. 2 Cana
da. 85088c; No. 3 Canada, 70072c; Lake Shore,
.Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents'
So 7606 00: spring patents, S6 0006-25; winter
straight, SS 0005 25; clear winter, J4 7505 00:
straight XXXX bakers', $4 2504 6a Rye flour.
S3 6003 75.
mujsEJO Middlings, fine wfcit, (05 000
16 00 ton: brown mlddlmcs, SU 50012 EO;
winter wheat bran, S13 00013 50; chop feed,
Slo 00016 00.
tfl Hay Baled timothy, choice, $14 60014 75;
-No. 1 do, $13 60014 00; No. 2 do, $U 0001260;
loose jrom waeon, sis umai K do. x upland
prairie, $10 6O0U 00; No. 2. S9 60010 00; packing
Straw Oats. S8UO0825; wheat and rye
straw, $7 0007 5008 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
HHc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c: sugar
cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sngar-cured California ham.
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9Jfc; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, lljc; bacon shoulders, TV; bacon
dear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, Kc: dry
salt shoulders, 6Kc: dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, 'heavy, $14 00: mess pork, family,
$14 50. Lard Refined- in tierces, 7c; half
barrels, 7c: 60-ft tubs, 7K 20-ft palls. 7c; 50
, ft tin cans, TKc: 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 5-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long,
&c; large, 6c Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel, $1 00; quarter barrel, SI 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 660 fts,
6Kc: 55U to 650 fts, 6Vc; 650 to750 fts, c Sheep,
8c 1R ft. Lambs, 9c fl ft. Hogs, 6c Fresh
pork loins, 9c
A SCARCITY OF SUGAR.
The Market Very Active and Higher The
Trmt Not to be Blamed
For some time past tbe Pittsburg wholesale
dealers have been lifting their feet to a very
altltudinous height against the Sugar Trust.
They assert tbe latter is the cause of the flurry
in sugar and present high prices. A promi
nent broker in sugars, syrups, etc, said to a
Dispatch reporter that be bad maintained all
along that tbe trust was not at fault, but the
foreign dealers in raw material were the direct
cause of the advance. Asa substantiation of
nis statement the following remarks, emanat
ing, as they do, from Mr. E. C. Knight, head of
one of the largest Eastern sugar firms in the
United States, appear very seasonable and per
tinent: "The raw market has advanced at least
lc per pound within the last two months,
while the refined market has only advanced
about lic Granulated, which is now 8c
was80ldat7c It will be seen that the refined
market has not advanced in proportion to the
raw article The latter seems to be scarce in
consequence of the short crop in Europe, and
particularly in Cuba. It would appear tbatthe
very low prices ruling for two years past cur
tailed production and stimulated consumption.
With tbe prevalence of low prices, the growers
in Cuba and tbe West Indies could hardly get
enough out of tbe business to live comfortably,
and many ceased growing cane I suppose that
the high price that sugars are now com
manding will, to a degree, check consump
tion. That will be something of an offset,
but not to a very great extent. It would seem
that the market will continue firm till the
next crop comes in. That from Cuba will not
begin to arrive until next January, and from
Demerara some time in the fall. The beet crop
I cannot tell about. For several years at the
close of the season, during November and De
cember, sugars have always been very scarce,
aud I presume tbe same condition will obtain
this year. The raw crop is shorter this season
than for eight or ten years back, and the tend
ency In price is upward.
"I think speculation has a good deal to do
with the advance, as well as scarcity. Parties
who have crops have sold perhaps half of their
stocks, and are holding on to the other half for
Yesterday's latest quotations to wholesalers
In granulated were: 8Jo in Philadelphia: cut
Joaf, 9Kc: crushed, 9&c: powdered. 9Jc; yel
low. 7fc f or low grades. The market is still
very active, and Indications point to a great
scarcity of sugars, owing to the increased de
mand and falling off In supply.
Philadelphia The market is quiet and
St. Louis Wool quiet and steady; demand
good but offerings continue very light.
New York Wool easvand quiet: domestic
fleece 32038c; pulled, 2339c; Texas, 1428c
Boston April 26. There has been no im-
grovement in the demand for wool this week,
ales have been only 1,644.400 pounds of all
kinds. Aside from the movement In foreign
wool and considerable sales of domestic pulled
wool, there has been no activity in any grade.
In prices there has been very little change, but
concessions would have to be granted If sales
were forced. Stocks were smalL Sales ofX
Ohio have been reported at 31032c and at XX
at 33034c For Michigan fleece there has been
a moderate demand, and buyers were ready to
pay 2930c Combing and delaine fleeces have
been in limited suppl v. with small sales of Ohio
fine delaine at 34K3oc. and of unwashed
combing at 28c for Missouri, three-eighths
blood. Territory wool has been dull at 18
7y au urengn wool moderate saies nave
been made of Eastern at 1923c Nothing has
been doing in California wools. Pulled wools
were sold to the extent of 415,000 pounds, in
cluding super at 30038c, and extra at 25028c
New York Pig iron steady. Copper dull
and firmer: lake. May. $14 25. Lead steady; do
mestic, S3 65. Tin lower; Straits, $20 50. Plates
quiet and steady.
London Pig tjn Firm market and demand
fair; Straits 92 10s Od for spot; futures (3
months) 93 63 Od. Copper This market Is
barely steady on a moderate trade: Chili bars
are now quoted at 36 17s 6d f or spot, 37 0s Od
for future delivery; best selected English, 45.
Lead Firm marketand thedemand improving;
Spanish quoted at 12 15s Od. Spelter Stead
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