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IEA ON THE HOOF.
Leajdujg Features of Live Stock
Market at East Liberty.
1TGHT RUN OF CATTLE, PBIGES UP.
"Poor Stockers Kot Wanted, But Good Feed
ers Are in Demand.
SHEEP STEADY AND HOGS DECLINING
Office of Ptttsbcbg Dispatch,-)
Wkdmsdat. May B, 1889. J
The run of cattle has been between 65 and
fO loads, against 92 last week and 95 the
week before. A decline of 20 to 25 loads
from the ordinary receipts never fails to
stimulate trade. This has been the exped
ience this week. There has been an advance
.all along the line, and on some choice
ibutcher stock the advance has been 25c per
.hundred, and, according to some dealers'
views,;even more. The bulk of the supplies
were from Chicago. Those from the country
were much mixed as to quality, ranging
from very common to good only. The de
mand was strongest for light butcher stock of
good quality and fat, welgbiug from LCOO to
L10 pounds. The range of prices for this
grade was J3 80 to 4 15.
A few bunches of prima cattle, weighing
from 1.200 to 1,500 pounds, brought from 54 25
to SI 6a Poor stockers had hardwork findine
Buyers at any price. Good feeder! were In de
mand at $3 CO to S3 75. For the latter class
there as a good number of buyers, and more
could have been sold at outside quotations.
A leading East Ubertv stockman, who has
spent t ho past week in Western Ohio among
stock farmers, says: "1 found cattlemen Gener
ally disposed to hold back their stock from
markets in the belief that they would after a
'while be able to get better prices. Grass and
corn are so abundant that farmers are disposed
to feed their stock a little longer, believingthat
"there is bound to be a turn upward soon. 1 am
of the opinion that these farmers see through
a glass darkly, andthat their great expectations
are doomed to disappointment. Time only will
tell which is right, but my advice to farmers
would be to accept the situation and place
cattle on the market."
All stockmen notice the absence of heavy
prime cattle from markets this season. The
competition with dressed beef has forced our
liome butchers to buy light weights. Hence the
wants ot our home trade demand a beef that
Till not go above 1,200 pounds, and SI to the
There were verv few cattle at East Liberty
yards this week above 1,200 pounds, and none
that could be traced as high as 1,500 pounds in
weight The run of calves was the lightest for
a month past, and markets were decidedly bet
ter. A few bunches of extras were sold this
morning for 4Jc. A deck of common brought
Sheep und Lambs.
"With a larger run this week than last, prices
held up fairly T?elL Some dealers report that
prices were a shr.de better than last week.
But advices from if ew York markets were not
such as to give st jength to tho advance. Said
an old-time deal ,er: "I wish our fanners would
keep their priceless mutton at borne, and get
the best they -. for it there. So many thin
sheep are duriped on to our market that trade
is demorallz a, and good grades suffer more or
less. The t rouble has been for weeks past that
large quan titles ofa poor quality of sheep and
lambs nav B been coming to market. These are
a drag at any price. There is hardly anything
meaner conceivable in the live stock line than
a poor .jheep.
So ppiies continue light, but demand corre
spfAds. Fresh pork has departed from most
oT. butchers' stalls. Packers are slow to buy at
"present rates, as they claim there is no money
co them at prices. The range at Liberty to-day
was d 90 to S4 95. A few extras sold at $5 00.
tThe outside price at Chicago to-day was H SO.
'Our packers are strong in the faith that hogs
must come down and products go up.
ItlcCnll &. Co.' Revtcvr.
ft "With a light supply of cattle trade was ac-
"tlve and 15 to 25c per cwt. higher all sold,
market closing strong. We giro the following
as selling prices: Prime,, 1,300 to 1.000 as,
H 254 5u; good. 1,200 to 1,400 lbs, S44 25; rough
.'at, L100 to 1.300 Sis, S3 753 90; cood butcher
grades. 900 to 1,100 , S3 704; common to
.fair. 900 to LO0O lbs, S3 35S 75; bulls and fat
$, 12 00S 00: fresh cows and springers,
The receipts of hogs continued light, but
about equal to the demand. The mar
ket ruled active to-dav at the fol
lowing quotations: Phlladelphias, St 90(34 95:
Yorkers, $4 955 00, roughs, S3 504 25.
Receipts of sheep Monday and Tuesday were
liberal; market slow at about last week's
prices. To-day's receipts were light and
market steady at tho following quotations.
Prime Ohio and Indiana wethers, weigh
ing here 110 to 120 lbs, S4 154 35;
good wethers, 90 to 100 Is, S3 7504 10;
fair to good mixed, S5 to 90 lbs, S3 CO
?3 90; common to fair. 75 to SO lbs, $2 50
3 25: prune yearlings. 85 to 90 lbs, S4 505 00;
good, 70 to SO Us, S4 504 75; common to fair,
50 to 65 lbs, S3 003 35; veal calves, 110 to 130
as, $3 eoi is.
New Yobk Beeves Receipts, 2.000 head,
including 61 carloads for exportation and 55
carloads for the market; the trading was brisk
and prices were firm; common to good steers
sold at S3 9024 65 per 100 pounds; best bulls and
dry cows at ! 003 75; exports to-day 1.100
beeves and 2.240 quarters of beef. Sheep Re
ceipts, 6,800 head; market firmer and a fraction
liigher, with a fair trade and a good clearance;
clipped sheep sold at from S3 603 95 per 100
pounds; unshorn do at 55 G06 CO; clipped
vearlings at S3 G0g6 30; unshorn vcarlings at
$7 007 50; spring Jambs at 3 505 50 per head.
Hogs Receipts, 10,900 head, all for Elauchter
ers direct; market nominally steady at J5 1C
CHICAGO Cattle Receipts. 10,000 head;
shipments, 5,000 head; market strong on light,
weak on heavy; beeves, S4 004 35; steers, S3 30
4 15; stockers and feeders, $2 603 60; cows,
bulls and mixed, S2 003 40; Texas steers,
$2 653 7a Hogs Receipts. 17,000 head; ship
ments, v,ouu neaa: marcel strong: mixed, S4 55
4 75: heavy. $4 604 75; light, 604 90; skips,
S3 504 5a Sheep Receipts, 7,000 head: ship
ments, 2,000 head; market slow and 10igl5c
lower; natives. S3 004 85; Western. S3 OOffil 70;
Texans, 82 703 40: lambs, 54 605 iSt
St. Loins Cattle Receipts. 1.600 head: ship
ments, 1.100 bead: market strong; choice, heavy
native steers. S3 9004 50; fair to good do, S3 103
4 00; stockcrs and feeders, fair to good. 2 100
3 30: rangers, corn-f ed,S2 903 CO, grass-f ed.S2 00
3 CO. Hogs Receipts. G.1U0 head: shipments.
400 head: market strong; choice, heavy and
butchers' selections S4 55CJ4 65: packing, me
dium to prime, S4 404 50: light grades, ordi
nary to best, J4 504 CO. Sheep Receipts, 400
head; shipments. 2.100 head; market slow; fair
to choice, S3 004 40.
Kansas Crnr Cattle Receipts. 3.207 head:
shipments, 2,019 head; strong and active; good
to choice cornf ed. S3 S54 15: common to me
dium. S3 253 75; stockers and feeding steers,
$2 25S3 60; cows, SI S53 CO. Hogs Receipts,
4,399 head; shipments, 2.3S7 bead: strong to 6c
higher: good to choice, S4 474 52f: common
to medium, S4 254 95. Sheep Receipts, C3
head; no shipments; steady; good to choice
muttons, S4 084 50; common to medium, S2 50
Buffalo Cattle Receipts. 98 loads
through, 1 load for sale, and that heavy; feel
ing strong for light butchers; no demand for
3ieavy. Sheep and lambs Receipts, 4 loads
through, 25 loads for sale; good clipped sold 10
4315c higher, 10c very readily obtained. Hoes
Receipts. 14 loads through; no sales; large
numbers ot light Yorkers sent prices np 15c on
Monday's prices: supply limited.
CrsccnrATi Hogs lower; common and
light. Si O04 75: packing and butchers', $4 55
4 75; receipts, 5,100 head; shipments, 520
INDIANAPOLIS Cattle quiet at $3 004 4a
Hoes steadyat S4 604 85. Sheep steady at S3 00
4 DO; Iambs. S6 557 7a
Closlne quotations or Philadelphia stocks, far
nlthed dt Whitney A Stcpbenton, brokers. No 57
Tourth Avenue. Member J,ew York block Ex
chanfe. BM. Ajked.
-Heading: R.Vlroad......... a we 22J4
JJnttalo. Pittsburg and Western 11 jiS
Jhich Vrjley S3V 3i
Irfhlfjh AvlEatlon .. S3 Uh
Allegheny Valley bonds 113! ....
V Oo.'s-Ksf Jersey xa
Northern Fclile IS s
liortliern i'aclno preferred 62$
Nsw Yoke., May 8. Mining quotations
dosed: Amador. 100: Aspen, 1,000; Bodie, 180;
Caledonia B. EL, 30a; Commonwealth, 500;
Dunkm, 105; Dcadwooa "T 110 Delmonte.
120: Eureka Consolidated. 215; EI Cristo, 140;
Gould and Curry, 255; Hale and Jforcross, 470;
Homestake.750; Horn SQver.llO: Mutual, 140:
North Commonwealth, 125: Standard, 100:
Small Hopes, 120; Sullivan, 125.
JfswYOMT Pigiron steady. Coppernominal;
.lake, Slay. $14 00. Lead strong and active;
j oomesuc, i ink aw dusk wu BieiQ j; airaiu.
i jo. ,
Wheat Acllrr, Higher nnd Firm on a
Better Foreign Demand and R&In In
the Northwest Corn, Oats
and Fork Stronger.
Chicago Wheat was moderately active and
firm to-day. May was advanced 3 under a
demand from the shorts, and closed about 1X
higher than yesterday, and Jnno sympathized
to some extent, advancing lc, and closed
about c higher than yesterday. There were
reports of pretty good rains throughout the
Northwest last night and this morning, and
while, perhaps, the Northwest could stand
more rain the present fall will do some good
and in some sections relieve the fear of drouth.
Bnt the firmness which developed was due to
the rather active buyine at the seaboard, some
S8 boat loads in all being taken at New York
jesterday, and purchases to-day were increased
from 4 loads early to 14 loads later.
This would indicate that foreign buyers want
our wheat, and had a decidedly strengthening
effect upon the market There was pretty
free selling on the early advance, which caused
a reaction from top prices then reached, some
of the prominent large traders being credited
with being free sellers, but the wheat was ab
sorbed by some one, and withal a strong
undertone existed. Shorts covered rather
freely, taking fright at the action of the mar
ket, and assisted the turn in prices above 79c
Quite activo trade was reported in corn and
transactions were at higher prices. The feel
ing developed was stronger, which was at
tributed largely tothe active shipping demand,
smaller receipts than anticipated and covering
by local shorts. The market opened a shade
above closing prices of yesterday, was firm and
sold up JKc cased oft K6c, again ruled
stronger and advanced Kc, ruled steady and
closed Jc higher than yesterday.
Oats were fairly active, stronger and higher.
The decline noted yesterday being more than
regained as prices advanced Hc and the ap
preciation was well maintained to the close.
The strength was attributable to the advance
in corn and wheat, continued dry weather in
this vicinity and a better demand from the
shorts, who sold yesterday on prospects of rain.
Specnlativo trading was moderately active in
mess pork and the feeling was stronger. Early
the feeling was firm and prices were advanced
5'Xc. Later a weaker feeling was developed
and prices receded 1012c. At the decline
the demand improved nd prices wero ad
vanced 20c About the middle of the session a
decline pf 1012c was again submitted, but
the close market was quite strong and prices
suddenly advanced 2530c and closed rather
A comparatively light trade was reported in
lard and the market was stronger. Prices were
advanced 710c, and the market closed
Qnite a good trade was reported in short rib
sides. Prices were advanced 2Koc, and mod
erately well supported to the close.
The leading rutures raneea as follows:
Wheat No. 2 June, 828482SSVc; July,
7SW7978J7Sc: August, 7777Ji77
77kc; year. 7fi7C7676ic-
Cokn-No. 2 June, l30&3i34J3Kc;
July. 35K3GS5yi36c; August, 36K8tka36
OATS No. 2 June, 2324282ic: July. 23
2W235e24Jc; September. 2SJi2423Jf c
Mess Pork, per bbLfune, Sll 77J12 07U
11 77X012 05; July, Sll 9512 23X611 e7X
12 15; August, S12 07X12 20Q11 9512 20.
Lass, per 100 Jbs, June. $8 87X66 95
6 87X66 95: July, S 957 02X6 92X7 00;
August. S7 007 0507 007 05.
Siiobt Ribs, per 100 lbs. June, SG 03
6 12XS6 056 12X; July. So 106 208 10
6 17X. August, SB 206 25(28 17X8 22X-
Casb quotations were as follows: Flour firm
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 85⁣
No. 3 spring wheat, nominal; No. 2 red, 85Jic;
No. 2 corn, 35Xc la2 oats, 23c; No. 2 rye,
41c "No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed,
SI 55. Primctimothyseed, 51346136. Mess pork,
per barrel, tll95el2CO. Lard, per 100 lbs,
JC92KG6 93. Short ribs sides (loose),
EG C56 ia Dry salted shoulders (boxed),
S5 255 50. Short clear sides (boxed), S6 25
6 37X. Sugars Cut loaf. 9c; granulated. 851c;
standard "A," 8Xc Receipts-Flour, 12.000
barrels; wheat, 10,000 bushels: corn, 191,000
bushels; oats. 144,000 bushels: rye, 7,000 bushels:
barley, 24,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 11,000
barrels; wheat. 93,000 bushels; corn. 308,000 bush
els: oats. 252.000 bushels; rye, 10,000 bushels;
barley. 11,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was weak; fancy creamery, 20c; choice
to fine, 1618c; fine dairies, 1618c; fair to good,
1012c. Eggs weak at 12c
New York Flour firm and In moderate
demand. Coromeal steady. Wheat Spot
strong, IQlc higher and quiet; op
tions moderately active, X'c higher
and strong. Rye easy and quiet; West
em. 50c Barley quiet; Canada, 74c Barley
malt dull; Canada, 90cSl 10 for old and new.
Corn Spot fairly active and stronger: options
strong and more active. Oats Spot firm: op
tions active and stronger. Hav steady. Cof-
ce Options opened barely steady 510 points
down, closed barely steady 1020 points
down: sales 25,250 bags, including May,
ia6516.70c; June. 18.7518.80c; July, 16.95c;
August, 17.0017.05c: September, 17.1517.20c
October. 17.1517.25c: November, 17.S5c; De
cember, 17.3017.35c; January, 17.35c; February,
17.40c; March, 17.45c; April, 17.45c Sugar Raw
dull and nominal; refined, dull and steady.
Molasses Foreign quiet; New Orleans, dull.
Rice, steady. Cotton seed oil lower; crude.
40Xc asked; yellow. 50c asked. Tallow firm;
sales 200 hogsheads city at 4 5-16c Rosin steady
and quiet. Turpentine steady and dull at
40Xc Egcs quiet and weaker: western, 14
14Vic; receipts. 4.124 packages. Pork stronger:
mess, S13 2o13 SO; extra prime, J12 0012 25.
Cutmeats firm; pickled bellies, 67Xc;
pickled shoulders, 6X5c; pickled hams,
10lic Lard higher ana strong; better ex
Sort demand: sales western steam, S7 20; May,
T27; June, 87 257 29. closing at $7 29, July,
S7 307 S2. closing at $7 32; August, S7 34; Sep
tember. S7 S3, closing at S7 87. Butter easier
and quiet: -western dairy, B14c; do cream
ery, 1419c; Elgins, 20c Cheese higher and
scarce: western, none here.
St. Louts Flour in improved demand, but
prices unchanged. Wheat higher; good rains
were reported where needed, out firm cables,
export purchases in New York and advances
elsewhere improved the demand, and prices,
which at the close where 1c above yesterday's
in No. 2 red, cash, 73c; May, 777SXc closed
at TTJic bid: June, 77Jc: July, 74X75Xc
closed at 75X August 4K75&c, closed at
'SiSnSc bid: year. 74Xc closed at 74Vc nom-
inal. Corn higher; No. 2 mixed, cash, 31Ke;
crifCXKirATi vvneat nrm; no. 2 red, 8c;
receipt, iiuue; autpiueuis, none. iorn anil;
No. 2 mixed. 36Kc Oats stroneer: No. 2 mixed.
27c Bye quiet; No. 2, 47c Pork firmer at
512 5a Lard firm at S6 72X- Bulkmeats firm;
short rib, SS 256 3a Bacon stronger; short
clear. S7 37X7 45. Butter weaker; fancy
creamery, 2022c: fancy dairy, 1315c Sugar
steady and firm. Eggs heavy. Cheese steady.
Philadelphia Flour weak and unsettled.
"Wheat very dull and prices largely nominal.
Corn firm: spot and near futures advanced Xc
under small supplies, but export demand very
moderate and speculation dull. Oats Carlou
a shade stronger, with fair inquiry from local
jobbers; futures firm bat quiet. Butter dull
and weak; Pennsylvania creamery extra, 19
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat firm:
cash. TKic; June, 7SJc; July, 79Jc Corn
steady; iso. 3. 81c Oats steady; No 2 white.
2727Xc Rye firm; No. L 45c Barley nominal;
Nc2,5152c Provisions firm. Pork, $11 92X.
Lard, $6 92X- Cheese easy; Cheddars, old, 9ai0c
Baltimore Provisions dull and un
changed. Batter easy; western packed. 15c;
creamery. 1922c Egirs firm at 14c Coffee
quiet; Rio, fair at 16Xltc
Toledo Cloverseed dull; cash and April,
$4 25. Receipts, none; shipments, none
New YORK, May 8. There was a fair trade in
drygoods with both agents and jobbers to-day,
nearby retailers visiting the latter in good
number, while tho inquiry for goods for fall at
first hands was extending. Cotton flannels are
selling at a small percentage below last year's
rates, but other cotton goods for future de
livery have an upward look, especially low
grade and heavy yarn fabrics, thongh fine
browns are also firmer. A fair demand con
tinues for fall dress goods, on which, especially
solt wool goods, there is a firmer feeling.
Clothing woolens are very dull.
To-Doy's Trial Lists.
Common Pleas No 1 Ferrell et ux vs Mercer
(2); Fulton vs Christ: Powers vs Christy;
Fisher vs Murphy; McQmness vs Barton:
Riley vs Montgomery; May vs Fritsch; school
district of Collier tnwnsnip vs McMicbael et
al; Schuette Co. vs Drewes; McKenney et ux
vs Fawcett; Partin, for use vs Martin; Delaney
et al vs German Fire Insurance Co. (2),
Wheeler vs McKelvey.
Common Pleas No. 2 Dwyervs Baltimore
ind Ohio Railroad Company; Ewing vs
Springer; Morden vs Long: Wiltshire vs
Christy: McQuillan et al vs Duff.
Criminal Court Commonwealth vs A. B.
Starr, Peter Lazarawitz, QeorceCAnderson,
Lizzie Duffey, Daniel Sbeedy, John Goetz,
John Stringer, M. F. Edwards, Cass Lyttle,
"Wobms in children worry and fret them,
the attending symptoms simnlating many
different diseases. "When their presence is
indicated, use at once Or. Jayne's Tonio
Vermifuge, and yon will rid their bodies of
the worms, and clear out their nests. Ton
will find this remedy also a good tonio for
we&kness and general debility in children
or adults, restoring the appetite and caring
most of tie symptoms of dyspepsia.
mnvi'.Ki.M'ii ai. iiVsi" juiih. n.zA iiiit -inir
ma; August, ooc; oepremDer, oijita'-ttsc Old.
Oats higher; No. 2. cash, 24Kc; May closed at
24Jic; June, 24Vfc bid; July, 23o asked. Rye
NaZ, 42XC- ilarley io market. Provisions
THE PIONEER BAM.
A Big Conns for a Charter Eefused by
the State Legislature.
HOW THE DimCULTI WAS MET.
Financiering Prosecuted Under Discourag
PLUCK AND BRAINS ASE REWARDED
The Bank of Pittsburg, the oldest institu
tion of the kind in the city, is well known
in financial circles throughout the length
and breadth of the country. Its history has
been written so often as to be familiar to
almost every citizen, bnt now and then
something new in connection with it is
found in old documents or personal reminis
cences which imparts a fresh Interest to the
The Bank of Pittsburg had its conception In
1610. In that year of commercial gloom and
uncertainty, the second of President Madison's
administration, Napoleon had issued a decree
that all American vessels and cargoes arriving
in any of the ports of France or countries occu
pied by French troops must be seized and con
demned. This was revoked soon after by the
President's proclamation. But the feeling of
indignation, especially against England, and
the embargo passed during President Jeffer
son's administration, was followed by a procla
mation of President Madison interdicting
commercial intercourse with Great Britain.
At this critical peiiod the manufacturers
of Pittsburg, desiring to establish a
bank to afford them financial facilities, which
we. re much needed, offered tothe Legislature
of the State a large bonus as a compensation
for the privilege of a charter. An organiza
tion was formed with this object In view, com
posed of the following named persons: Will
lam Wilkins, President, and Abraham Kirk
patnek, William McCandless, John Darragh,
James Martin, Thomas Cromwell, William
Woods, Nicholas Cunningham, Ephralm Pent
land, Robert Simpson, George Sutton, Henry
Fulton, Joseph McClurg, Robert Spencer,
Francis B. Holmes, John Scull, Thomas
Bracken, William Hays, James Morrison,
James Riddle and Jeremiah Barker, directors.
They bad prepared the form of a bank charter
with $1,000,000 capital, and offered to transfer to
the State 810,000 of tho capital stock, or $20,000
to each of the two proposed bridge.) across the
Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, and also
$20,000 toward turnpiking the great State road;
also $45,000 for such public improvements as
the Legislature should approve. The proposal
was declined, on the ground that it would be
impossible to raise snch an amount of capital
in the depressed condition of the business in
terests of the city.
As an alternative the organization resolved
to carry on the business of banking without the
aid of the State, and formed an individual lia
bility partnership under the name of "The
PittsbnrgManufacturingCompany." This was
in 1812, the year when war was declared against
Great Britain. The association was offloered
by William Wilkins, President; Alexander
Johnston, Jr., Chief Clerk, and George An
shutz, James Morrison, John Darrah, C. Cowan,
George Sutton, Thomas Cromwell and James
Riddle, directors. The association was emi
nently successful, being of great benefit to the
businessmen of the city. Besides banklngit did
a little In Insurance. On July 23, 1812, the first
policy was issued to protect a new mansion
erected by William Wilkins on the site now oc
cupied by the Monongahela House.
In 1S14 another and successful effort was
made to obtain a chatter for the original pro
ject, "The Bank of Pittsburg." It passed the
Legislature and was signed by GovernorBimon
Snyder. The Pittsburg Manufacturing Com
pany was closed up and its books, means and
muniments transferred to the Bank of Pitts
burg, formerly the nucleus of its new capital
and business. Other stockholders were soon
added. The capital was nominally $500,000, but
owing to the scarcity of money in consequence
of the war, and the commercial revulsion
which followed it in 1820, and long after, the
whole of the capital was -not called in until
1834, when John Harper became an officer of
the institution. He has been connected with
the bank as cashier and president ever since.
Although nearly 80 years old, he is bail and
hearty, visiting the bank every day and pre
siding at the directors' meetings.
Not one bank officer or director who was in
the Bank of Pittsburg or in the Branch Bank
of the United States when Mr. Harper entered
office is alive to-day. George Shiras, Sr., is the
last of the stockholders whose names were en
rolled on the dividend book of 1832. During the
77 years of its existence the bank has never
failed to pay a semi-annual dividend. An at
tempt was made about ISfll to reorganize the
institution under the national banking law, but
it failed through the opposition of the female
stockholders, who were, and still are, largely
in the majority.
ON A BETTER FOOTING.
Pittsburg nnd Western Preferred Btakes n
BIk Jorap Philadelphia Gas Stronger.
The feature of the local stock market yester
day was the strength shown by Pittsburg and
Western Railroad preferred stock. It advanced
53 50 a share here and $4 in New York. This
was;rightly attributed to the improved condi
tion of the road and consequently increased
earnings. It was sparingly off ered at the ad
vance and closed strong. Philadelphia Gas
was higher and active as the result of a nat
ural reaction from the depression under which
it had been laboringfor several days. The first
sale of it was at 36 and the last at 8 It
closed firm at the top price.
Switch and Signal was lower, weak and neg
lected. The Tractions were practically lifeless,
the only movement in them being a sale of 34
shares of Central at 30. Electric was surpris
ingly weak, owing, it was said,, to the uncer
tainties attending the outcome of the pending
litigation. The Mining stocks were scarcely
thought of. The total sales amounted to 649
shares. Bids, offers and sales are appended:
I Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Pitts. Pet. S. AM. Ex.. SCO S25 S10 SIS
Allegheny Nat. -;
Commercial M. Bank-. " 105
Citizens' national Bk. 63
CItySavinM............ 60 ..
Keystone Bank of P'g .... eo' ..., ....
ritts. Gas Co.. 62
Brldgewater Gas 49 53
Chartlers Vak Gas Co. El 52
rnlladelphlaGasCo.. . 37 37M S7 37J
WbeellnK Gft .Co- "
-Washington Oil Co.... W 75 .. ....
Central Traction SO SOJi 30 ....
Cltliens' Traction 75
Pittsburg Traction.... 54 6S
KtU. ft Western K.B. 10 .... HJ ...j;
K-W.B. K.pref.... MX 2$ 22
Mononeabela Una so.. 20
La aorla Mining Co .. .. Vi .... IK
Westtnebouse Electric t7' S7H 58 6S,'
U. SwbxhASbjnalCo. a Z4 a i,
VeUng'eAlrB.Co.. 118 119)4 lis H9
Westlng'se B. Co. 11m. 61
The morning sales were 15 shares of Phila
delphia Gas at 36, 100 at 37. 60 at 3 115 at
87H, 25 Switch and Signal at 23, and 34 Central
Traction at SO.
In the afternoon 50 shares of Philadelphia
Gas sold at. SIX. 60 at 3 200 Pittsburg and
Western preferred at 22, ana 10 Electric at 67.
Henry M.Long sold 150 shares of Philadel
phia Gas at 57J5, and 30 Central Traction at
The total sales of stocks at NewTork yes
terday wero 102,270 shares, including Atchison.
3L000: Delaware. Lackawanna and Western. 12,-(30-Xake
Shore, 6,580; Louisville and Nashville,
3.900: Missouri Pacific, 4,785: Northwestern, 4,310:
Oregon Transcontinental, 12,2o0; Reading, 20,220:
Richmond and West fomt, 3,000i St, Paul, 37.
176; Union Pacific, 4650.
IN GOOD SHAPE.
Local Monetary Affairs Moving Along
Nicely Clearing Home Flea re.
There was nothing new In banking circles
yesterday. Routine business was fairly active,
checking being the feature. A small amount
of paper was offered for discount, and It was
accepted at the usual rates. Small notes were
in good supply. It was stated that there had
been a considerable flow of money from the
country during tho past week or ten days In
settlement of accounts with local merchants.
The exchanges were $2,112,456 88 and the bal
ances $353,090 56, showing general trade to be
In good shape, ...,
Money on call at NewTork, yesterday, was
easy at 2 to 2f per cent,closed offered at 2J
Prime mercantde paper, 8Ji5K. Sterling ex
change quiet bnt steady at $4 87 for 60-day
bills and $4 86 for demand.
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Currency, Spereent, 1895 reg 'J'
Currency, (percent, 1888 reg lj.
Currency, Bper cent, J897reg J2
Currency, 6 percent, 18S8reg. JS
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg
Government and State bonds were steady,
dull and unchanged.
New YOBK-CIearings, $120,229,330: balances,
BOSTON-Clearings $16,120,547; balances, JL
404,740. Money, 22 per cent.
Prm. ujeuhiA Clearings, $18,731,553; bal
Baltimoke Clearings. $L919,3S5; balances,
Chicago Money easy on call at M3 Pr
cent, with occasional accommodations at 4.
Time loans &6 Bank clearings, $10,017,000.
St. Lotus Clearings, $2,898,685; balances,
London The amount of bullion gone Into
the Bank ot England on balance to-day is
31,000. Bar silver, 12 3-lSd per ounce.
Paris Three per cent rentes, 87f, 82Jic for
WEAK AND ACTITE.
Oil Seeks a Lower Level, bnt Broken Look
For a Rally.
As anticipated, the oil market yesterday
opened lower than the close of the previous
day. The initial price was 83. It was quickly
hammered down to 82, from which point it
gradually recovered and sold at 8 The mar
ket then slumped under bearish influences, to
82, recovered a small part of the loss, and
closed at 82, with the chances favorable, ac
cording to several brokers, for a slight rally to
day. Carrying was from 15 cents to flat Trad
ing was of good proportions, but was confined
almost entirely to the professionals.
Washington county field news was to this ef
fect. The Bobbins Johnson well was doing 25
barrels per hour: The Union Oil Company's
Weirach well was doing 20 barrels per hour.
The Aiken Haggerty No. 2 Well was at the top
of the sand. It was showing for 80 barrels per
day. Tne Uriah ClarkNo. I well at Taylors
town was due. The 8outhwest Oil Company s
well.Taylorstown, was at the top of the Gordon
sand. It had struck gas but no oil. The Bob
bins well was reported as doing only 25 barrels
Jer hour, while Tuesday afternoon it way ac
ne 70 barrels per hour, showing a heavy falling
Features ol the Market.
Opened K) Lowest 82K
UlChest ...83 Closed 82&
Average J i??ft
Charters ..C....C 108.5
Clearances , 2,534,000
Heflned. New York. 6.85.
Kenned. London, K. -
Keflned, Antwerp, 18H.
New York closed SVi.
Oil City closed 83.
Bradford closed 82. .
A. B. McUrew 4 Co. quote: Puts, 81Ji calls,
Othor Oil Markets.
On. Crrr, May 8. National transit cer
tificates opened at 88c; highest, 88c; low
est, 82c; closed, 83c.
Bradford, May 8. National transit cer
tificates opened at 88c; highest, 83c; lowest,
82c; closed, 82c
Tttustoxe. May 8. National transit cer
tificates opened at 83c; highest, 83c; low
est, 82c: dosed, 83c.
New York, May 8. Petroleum opened
weak at 83c and declined to 82c on heavy
selling by the West. A sharp realization then
carried the price up to 83c, but it yielded
again and closed steady at 82c. Sales, 1,081,
MORE BIG DEALS.
Sale of the Dllworth Property at Shady
side A Diamond Street Dicker.
W. C. Stewart, U4 Fourth avenue, sold for
Mrs. Joseph Dilworth to Mrs. Esther Gusky,
the Fifth avenue frontage of the Dilworth
property at Shadyside, being 379x250 feet, for
$57,000. This property will be offered for sale at
once in lots 100x250 feet, offering a good oppor
tunity to those who wantto take up their abode
In that beautiful suburb.
The price paid, while pretty steep, shows that
eligible property commands attention and sells
at the top of the market; and it affords further
proof that real estate values possess staying
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
through R.W. Miller to C. C. Law, for the
estate of Mary F. Blakeley, the property No.
53 Diamond street, adjoining the Late & San
derson property, being a small two-story brick
building, with lot 20x115 feet, for $25,000.
Thomas McCaffrey, 3509 Butlerstreet, sold for
Robert Ellis (per auction sale), to Joseph
Jenks, lot 20x110x55 feet, on Stanton avenue.
Eighteenth ward, for $505, and placed a mort
gage for $1,800, for three years, at 6 per cent,
on property in the Twentieth ward.
Griilen, for David Evans, lot No. 88 In Coward's
plan of lots, 22x100 feet to an alley, on Vlckory
street, near Cooper street, for $1,050 cash.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
a lot on Bayard street, near Neville, 50x181 feet,
to John F. Miller for for $2,350 cash.
John F. Baxter, 512 Smithfield, sola lot No.
93, Bank of Commerce addition, Brushton sta
tion, with a frontage of 40 feet on Kelley street
by 137 to a 20-foot alley, for $600, to William B.
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to A Greavor four lots on Howe street for
$3,750. The purchaser intends to improve the
property at once.
J. R. Cooper Co. sold in Maplewood Park
place at Wflkinsburg, 12 lots as follows: 23, 24,
65, 66, 67, 10L 102, 105, 106, 10S, 155 and. 170 for
James W. Drapp i. Co. sold the house and
lot No. 219 Thirty-eighth street, city, at $4,000
L. O. Frazler, corner Forty-flfth and Butler
streets, sold for James W. Campbell et al, lot
48x112 feet toa20-foet alley, situate on tho
northeast side of Fortieth street, near Davison
street, Seventeenth ward, to Charles A. Hojer
for $3,360, or $70 per front foot
Tho Bulls Slake a Bash and Elevate the
Stock Market Nearly Everything
Higher Pittsbnrs and West
era Preferred Leads
NrwY0EK,May8. The stock market to
day was less active but stronger than it was
yesterday, and, as a rule, all the losses were re
covered, and in some cases fractions in addi
tion. The opening this morning was again
feverish and irregular, the unsettled feeling of
yesterday not disappearing until well into the
forenoon, when the attitude of the traders be
came more pronounced upon the bull side. The
majority of the list was xrom to per cent
liigher than last evening's quotations, but the
market was extremely narrow, and outside of
St. Paul, which.early took the lead of the list,
the transactions were almost entirely prof es
sional and the fluctuations were confined to
the smallest limits. There was considerable
pressure especially upon the coal shares, and
in Reading the only real weakness was shown,
though the loss was to per cent, which was
the extreme range of the stock for the day,
the concessions in the early trading bringing in
buyers who soon brought about a decided
change in the temper of the speculation.
Atchison assumed, a secondary position ia the
market after tho first hour, and St. Paul bo
came the great feature of the day, the buying
of that stock being specially gooa and it was
said to be for the account of a large banking
house who are seeking to control the election
and the advance In the stock was well main
tained until the close. Good foreign buying of
Lako Shore brought it to the front in the after
noon, but the other Vanderbilts were still dnll
and immovable without features of any kind.
Among the specialties there were a few very
wide movements, most prominent being the
sudden rise of 1 percent in Pittsburg and
Western preferred, most of which was retained
at the close. Pullman after a small decline
rose sharply and Chicago gas again crossed 60
and closed above that figure. Toward 2 o'clock
there was the usual realizing movement, bat
the concessions outside of Atchison and the
specialties were insignificant and the market
recovered its tone in the last hour, closing
quiet and steady to firm at but little under the
best prices of the day. Pittsburg and Western
preferred closed with a gain of 4 per cent,
Chicago Gas 1, Pullman L and St. Paul ,
but the other changes are for small fractions
Railroad bonds were more quiet and the tone
of the dealings underwent a change for the
worse, for the first time in many days, the final
changes showing a majority of losses for the
day. The total transactions foot up $l,86L00O,
of which $152,000 were in the Texas Pacific
second incomes. The St. Louis, Arkansas and
Texas issues wero the weakest Bpot in the list
upon tho trouble over the payment of the cou
pons on the first mortgage bonds. The weak
ness was not confined to those securities, how
ever, but extended to all portions of the list,
and among the most marked losses were. St,
Louis. Arkansas and Texas firsts, 8, at 88; the
seconds, 3, at 27, and others fractions.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit-
J.. r .4 Jn t?JT-t
THURSDAY, MAT 9,
ney 4 Stephenson, members of Nev York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth svesue:
Open. High- Low. Ine'
in. eu est. Bids
Am. Cotton Oil. MX ... ; "3
Aten.. Top. s.r.... gg
Canadian Pacific 55 65. 55 WM
Canada southern. 52H Kft B2tf MH
Central of Mew jersey. 88 W J Wi
Chesapeake Ohio.... 17 VH JWf "
O., Bur.AQulncy..... 87K MM V7H 88
C MU. ft St. f aiK... 6 eiH 68J, 7
UMU & at. FT. pf... JOeg 107J4 WH Jg"
U., KoeK LAP.... S4H S5 M
c.. st.L.&rnts .. "
O., SUU & Pitts, pt. 40 40 40 tO
C.' ifortbwestern. Jj J07J JCTtf 1X
CA .Northwestern, pt .... ?
O.O. C. Al 68 63 68 68
Col. Coal A Iron ;; ?j,,
Col.AHocltlngVai .. 19M MX Wi
Del.. L. AW... mX J33 137 1MH
Del. A Uidson... ?. ; V6
DenverAKloO -17X 17'i 17J4 IT
UenverftKloU.. or... 47X 47S 47 1H
E.T.,Va. AO.. istpr iW
ai'l..V8,&Ga.!dpf. ...- g
Illinois Cemral 1"H
Lake Erie A Western.. 18 18M lSg J8g
Lake Erie A West. pr..88U 68 Mg H
Lake Shore A M.S.T...103X 103 KK VH
Louisville A NashVUle. 67 685f 673f 68
Mobile Ohio 10
Mo.. K. ATexas M 1W K l
Missouri Faeinc 71 7 TVi V
ewYorkCentral....107 1U7 107 1W
.V.. C. AHI.L Jf
Jj.J.. O.ASt.L.pr. ' "
J.Y. C. A8t.L.2dpf S3 .
M.YiK.IE ..;.... 44 44 44
A.Y..O. W......... I7M h VIX I7H
Norfolk a Western -. JJ
NorfoUAWestern.pt. 52 52, 52J
Northern Pacific 16 26 M 28
Mortnern Pacific nrer. 6!M eiH 62 C2M
Ohio A Mississippi... . HH 22 2J M
Oregon Improvement. 53 54SJ 53 54JS
FacifleMalf. WH 30?J 36Sj 36
Peo. Dec. A Kvans :
Phlladel. A Keadln.. 44 44 44 44)4
l'ullman Palace Car. ..188K 1B0X 1S7 WOSi
Richmond A W. P. T 1&H 27 M 2W
KlchmondAW.P.T.pr80 SO 80 SOU
8t.PaulADuluth t J!
St. JPaul A Dnluth pf. 8?
SUP.. Mmn.AMan...KBS M2Jf VaX M)
St. JU A San Fran
St, L. A San Fran pf. 60
St. L. A San F.lst pf. 1JJ
Texas Pacific 22 22 22 2'M
UnlonPaclfle 61M 6l 61i 6lf
Wabasn UH "& liH
Wabash preferred MM 234 23 28K
Western Onion SMj wj S6 MX
Wheeun A L. K M 6H MX 66H
National Lead Trust.. UH M
Arguments Beaton in That Great Patent
Salt Did Westing-house Infringe? Evi
dence on Multiple Wires.
The argument in the case of the Edison
Electric Light Company against the West-inghouse-Church-Kerr
Company to restrain
them from the alleged infringement on a
patent was taken up before Judge McKen
nan yesterday. Messrs. Bfchard N. Dyer,
Esq., and Edward H. Eodgers, Esq., of
New York, represent the Edison Company and
Messrs. Bakewell 4 Kerr the Westinghouse
Mr. Dyer opened the case and' argued for
nearly five hours, producing many drawings to
illustrate his points, showing an alleged in
fringement on the Edison patent.
The case is one involving the use of what is
known as the multiple wire system of electrical
distribution. The suit was originally brought
in New Jersey, and is to restrain the Westing
house Company from nsing tho, system in any
part of the United States.
The defendants claim that there is no in
fringement whatever, and show by a number of
patents that the system is an old one. Tboro
are now two patents, and each party is limited
to the specific claims of their patents. The de
fendants also claim that their patent is entire
ly of different construction from that of the
plaintiffs. The argument will not be finished
for a conple of days.
hO WOXDEIt HE'S ACQUITTED.
The Most Innocent and HarmleM Old Ulan
Tried for Months Goes) Free.
In the case of Joel Regelman, of Mercer
county, who was put on trial in the United
States District Court yesterday, for complicity
with James Allen for manufacturing coun
terfeit money, some funny things were devel
oped. The attorney for the defense set un the
plea that Begelman was a man of unsound
mind, who was childlike in his manner, and
could easily be led into doing right or wrong,
on the representation of others.
On this point witnesses were examined, and
their testimony went to show that the father of
the prisoner left him a well-stocked and an ex
cellent farm of 60 acres, all of which has been
Squandered in a most foolish manner. At one
time a traveler came along who convinced
Begelman that be was in every way qualified
to become a first-class dentist, and. on promise
to make him one, secured $200.
One week's work convinced the prisoner and
his tntor that dentistry was not his forte, so he
sold the prisoner a patent for "extinguishing
files," for which he paid about $200, and the fly
extinguisher proved to be absolutely worthless.
Another party sold him a patent washing ma
chine that was nothing more than a few boards
nailed together, and of no more value than a
It was also shown that tho prisoner was the
victim of all kinds of sharpers, who fleeced
him of his money, and he is now pennlless,with
a lame family dependent upon him for support.
The jury was only out five minutes and re
turned a verdict of acquittal.
Silting from Justice.
John C. Finch yesterday entered a suit in
admiralty against the Bteamboat Seven Sons,
to recover J5Q0 loaned to tho owners to make
repairs on thefboat.
In the suit of the Bev. H. Alfred Eoerner
against the Bev. B. Pick, D. D for damages
for slander, a verdict was rendered yesterday,
awarding Mr. Koerner 6J cents damages.
A biix in equity for the partition of prop
erty on East Diamond street, Allegheny, and
Beserve township, was filed yesterday by Jane
M. Eamsey against W. J. Moyer and wife.
lit thesuit of Fayette Brown, receiver of
Brown, Bonnell & Co., against James Marshall
& Co., an action on promissory notes, a verdict
by consent was taken yesterday, giving the
plaintiff $13,833 79.
AN order was made in the District Court for
the attachment of Harriet Stoughton, who Is
wanted as a witness in the case of B. S. Mont
gomery and others, now on trial for passing
Ateedict was taken by consent yesterday,
giving the plaintiffs $1,000 in the suit of John
and Ellen Hamilton and others against the
Allegheny "Valley Bailroad Company for dam
ages for a right of way.
The will of Woodman Gibson Miller was
filed yesterday for probate. His estate Is left
to his wife: at her death to he equally divided
between the FirstMethodist Protestant Church
and the Adrian College, Michigan.
Bobxst Montgomery, S. W. Ward and
Davids. Dunn were placed on trial in the
United States District Court yesterday for
passing counterfeit money. Tho prisoners all
belong in Butler county. The case was still on
when court closed.
SrjpEBnriENDEirr A. B. Starr, of the Ft.
Wayne Bailroad, will be placed on trial in tho
CrimlnaLCourt to-day on the charge of negli-
fence in connection with the accident at tho
ederal street crossing, resulting in the death
of John M. Culp and Miss Weynian.
Mbs. Maboabet KirNEXE,widow of George
Ennkle, whose engino jumped the track and
killed him September 21, 1888,yesterday entered
suit against the Pittsburg, Chartiers and
Youghioghony Bailroad Company, on behalf
of herself and four children, for $20,000 dam
ages for Eunkle's death.
The jury is out in the caso of B. F. Crowe,
tried on a charge of forgery, preferred against
him by James L. Orr, a real estate agent in
Allegheny. Crowe, it was claimed, purchased
the business of Orr, and in winding up the
transaction, forged the name of his brother, J.
M. Crowe, to a nole and the transfer of a mort
gage. The amount involved was $2,500.
The United States District grand jury yester
day found true bills against J. W. Brophy, who
was postmaster at Mt Carmol, Pa., for issuing
a money order without receiving any money
therefor; a trne bill was also returned in the
case of Sarah and Nora Buchanan, Kate
FThrfinir anri Pafrlrk Rrnwn for sendlnfrbad let.
ters through tho mall; also against George Guy
auc ot nttstoo, ior opening a mnur conuuaiuK
a money order.
The suit of the Pittsburg Carbon Company,
Limited, against the Philadelphia Company to
recover a balance on a contract, Is on trial be
fore Jndge Ewing. The claim is made by tho
carbon company that they ctfn traded f oraup
ply of natural'gas for their works with the
Pennsylvania Gas Company. The Philadelphia
Company afterward obtained control of the
Pennsylvania Company, but charged nearly
double the rate contracted for.
The suit of the First Evangelical Lutheran
St John's Congregation, of Allegheny, against
Fred Mueller, Peter Gnenther, JohnJBoder and
Christian Gans, for trespass for removing the
bodies of members of Mueller's family from the
graveyard of tho church without permission,
was concluded yesterday. A verdict for the de
fendant was rendered as to Gans, and, as to the
others, the plaintiffs were given a verdict for
$23. The amount of damages was equivalent to
thAfooa that-whnlri liAVA hAAn nald to the SUPOr-
lntendent of the graTeyard for removal of the
ft J. J'f i?I " "l'j T
Butter Trimbles, Eggs Firm', Choice
Vegetables Actiye. v
SUGAR QUIET, COFFEE STILL FIEM.
Corn Strong, Oats Steadj, flay and Flonr
Are Drifting Down.
OAK AKD POPLAR LUMBER ACTITE
Office op Pittsbttbo Dispatch, 1
Wednesday. May 8, 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing; Prices.
Creamery butter has had a fall at Elgin, and
our quotations are reduced. Eggs are still
firm. One dealer reports that there is no kiok
ing on the part of customers at 15c per dozen.
Another reports that 14c is the best he can get
for job lots. Old cheese Is now about out of the.
market. The supply of new cheese Is good and
demand active. Good vegetables are moving
ont freely, but there is little show for Inferior
grades, yesterday was one of the best days of
the season, say produoe men. Trade still con
tinues good, and all signs now point to a large
volume of trade for the week;
BDTTEB Creamery, Elgin, 2223c; Ohio do,
2232c; fresh dairy packed. 18019c; country
rolltl&aiSc; Chartiers Creamery Co., 232oc
Beans $1 751 90. ,
Beeswax 2830c 1R fiforchoice;lowgrade,
Cideb Sand refined, $6 607 60; common,
$3 50100; crab elder. J8 008 60 ?? barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c gallon.
Cheese New Ohio cheese. 9K10c: Ohio
cheese, faU make, 1212Kc; New York, fall
make, 1212c: Limburger, 910c; domestic
Sweitzer cheese, 912Kc
Dried Peas-81 2l 33 f) bushel; split do,
23Kcfft. A ' , .
Eoos-i4M15c ? dozen for strictly fresh;
gonse eggs, 30c 1 dozen.
Fruits Apples, $2 002 60 V barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c 1ft a; cranberries, $45
SI barrel, 50cJl 00 fl busheljstrawberrles, 13
18c a quart; pine apples, $1 752 25 f dozen.
Feathebs Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4043c; mixed lots, 8035c ft.
Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Homtry $2 652 75 V barrel.
Potatoes 3035o f! bushel.
Poultry Live chickens, 7580o per pair;
undrawn chickens, 1012c V H! drawn, 14
15c ft: turkeys, 1820c dressed 1 ft; ducks,
live. 6070c 1 pair; dressed, 1314c $t ft; geese,
live, $1 001 25 53 pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 63 lis to bushel, $5 60
bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, $6 00;
clover, Aliske, $8 50; clover, white, $9 00; tim
othy, choice. 45 fts, $1 63; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fts, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, $1 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts, $1 65; red top, 14 fts, $1 25;
millet, 60 fts, $1 00; German millet, 60 fts,
$1 60; Hungarian grass. 60 fts. $1 00; lawn
grass mixture of fine grasses, $2 50 fl bushel of
TAtLow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tboficai, Fbutts Lemons, fancy. $3 60a
4 50 box; Messina oranges, $4 G05 00 ?
box; Valencia oranges, fancy, $8 508 60 $3
case; bananas, $2 0, firsts; $1 50. good seconds,
$ bunch: cocoannts, $4 004 50 $) hundred;
new figs, 910c f! pound; dates, 5K6Kc 9
Vegetables Badishes, 2540c fl dozen;
marrowfat peas, $3 00 $3 crate: new cabbage,
small crates. $3 00; large crates, $9 00 crate;
onions, $1 0031 25 ft barrel; string beans, $2 00.
Sugar is a shade easier, bnt there is no change
in prices. Bears are endeavoring to check the
upward movement, but wise dealers think that
the attempt will bo abortive, as all the con
ditions for strong markets are here. Coffees
are firm. General groceries are unchanged.
Gbeet? Coffee Fancy Bio, 2223e; choice
Bio, 2021c: prime Bio, 20c; fair Bio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracalbo, 2223c;
Mocha, 30K31Kc; Santos, lS22Kc: Caracas
coffee, 20Kffl2Zc; peaberry, Bio, 2123c; La
Boasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades. 2628c; old Government Java,
bulk, 82Ji33Kc; Maracaibo,27K28Kc; Santos,
2224c; peaberry, 27c; peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice Bio, 25Kc; prime Bio, 23c; good Bio,
22Xc; ordinary, 21Kc.
Spices (wholo)-Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia. 8S9c; pepper, 19c: nutmeg, 7080c.
Petboletoi (Jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8$e: headlight 160, 8Kc: water
white, 10Xc; globe, 12c; elalne. 16c; carnadlne,
llHc; royaline. 14c
StktTps Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugar By rup,8033c: Striot
ly prime, 3385c; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43o: mixed. 40Q42c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs. 3Kc; bi-carb In Jf.
&c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 66c; sal
soda in kegs, lMc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, per
set, 8c;paraffine. ll12c.
Bice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6Ji
7c; prime, &6c: Louisiana. 66Kc.
Stabch Pearl, 8c; cornstarch, 67c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon
don layers, $310; California London layers,
32 60; Muscatels, $2 25; California Muscatels,
$1 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K68c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4K5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
813c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c:
cocoannts, per 100, $6 00; almonds, Lan.. per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12Q15c; Sicily filberts. 12c; Smyrna figs, 12&
18c; new dates, 6t!c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, 11015c: citron, per ft, 21022c;' lemon
peel, per ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12c.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6Q6Kc: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lSc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpltted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, :2424c; blackberries. 7J48c; hnckle
Suoabs Cubes, 99c: powdered, 90
9Kc; granulated,9c; confectioners' A 88&c;
standard A, 8c: soft whites. 8K&5c; yellow,
choice, 7Sc: yellowjgood,77Jc; yeUow,
fair, 7c: yellow, dark, 7Vc
Pickles Medium, bbls, (L200), $4 60; medi
ums, half bbls. (6001, 22 75.
Salt-No. 1 bbt 95c; No. 1 ex, f) bbl, $1 05;
dairy, fl bbl, $1 20; coarse crystal, iff bbl, $1 20:
Hmgin s Eureka, 4 bu sacks, $2 80; Hlggin's
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches $1 30
1 90; 2ds, $1 301 35; extra peaches. $1 601 SO:
pie peaches, 9Uc; finest corn, 11 60: Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90c$l 00; Lima
beans, $1 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do,75
85c; marrowfat peas. 81 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, $1 401 60; Bahama do,
$2 75; .damson plums, 95c; greengages. $1 25;
egg. plums, $2 00; California pears, $2 60; do
greengages, $2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra
white cherries. $2 90; red cherries, 2 &5. 90c;
raspberries, $1 401 60; strawberries. $1 10;
gooseberries, $1 20&1 30: tomatoes. 8292c;
salmon, 1-ft, $1 7oJ 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 99c: do green, 2 fts,
$1 251 60; corn beef, 2-fi cans, $1 75: 14-ft cans,
$13 60: baked beans, $1 401 45; lobster, 1 ft,
SI 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, $1 50;
sardines, domestic, i, $4 1501 60; sardines,
domestic, Ks, $3 2538 oO; sardines, imported,
y.s. $11 6012 50; sardines, Imported. Ks,
$18 00; sardines, mustard, $4 00; sardines,
spiced, $4, 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $33
bbl.; exfa No. 1 do, mess, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore. $32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
$36; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4Kc J) ft.; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strip', 6c: do
George's cod in blocks, 67Kc. Herring
Bound shore, $5 00 11 bbl.: split, $7 00; lake,
$2 60 100-ft. half bbl. White flsb. $7 00 100
t. half bbl. Lake trour, $5 60 W half bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
ft. Pickerel, K barrel, $2 00; K barrel. $1 10:
Potomac herring, $5 00 $ barrel, $2 60 yl K
Buckwheat Floub-223c fl ft.
Oatmhat S6 200)6 60 W bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained,
fl gallon. Lard oik 75c
Grain, Flour nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 17 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 1 car oats. 2 of hay, 1 ot ear corn,
Lof feed, 2 of flour. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati
and St. Louis, 4 cars of corn, 2 of hay, 1 of
oats.. There were no sales on call. Corn is
moving out freely at outside quotations. Oats
are steady. Wheat has taken an upward turn.
Flour is still weak and not a little cutting is
going on. The buyer who pays more than (6
per barrel for the best spring patents in wood
has not availed himself of his opportunities.
Hay supplies are beyond demands, and mar
kets are in buyers' favor.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red,9495c;
No. 3 red, 8588c
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 4z43c; high mixed
ear, 4041c; No.l yellow, shelled, 4112c; No. 2
yellow, shelled, 4041c; high mixed, shelled.
3940c; mixed, shelled. 3S39c.
Oats No. 2 white, S232Kc: extra, No. 3,
30X31c; No. 3 white, 2930c; No. 2 mixed, 27
Bye No. 1 Western, 7075c: No. 2. 5556c
.Barley No,l Canada, 9598c; No. 2 Can
ada, 85S8c; No. 3 Canada, 70472c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents,
$5 50$5 75: spring patents, $5 00S 00: winter
straight, $4 755 00; clear winter, $4 04 75;
straiehtXXXXhakers',4 00125L Eye flour,
$3 603 75,
MlLLFEED Middlings, fine white, $15 00
IB 00 Sfl torn brawn mlddline. Ill 60012 60:
winter wheat bran, $13 06013 50; chop feed,,
io wwsuo Wi,
HAY-Baled timothy, choice, $14 0914 60;
No.l do, $13 00813 26: N2 do, $11 0681260;
loose from wagon. 918 OOglS 00: No. I upland
prairie. $10 09$10 60; No. 2, $8 GStie" 60; packing
do, 85 608 60-
Straw Oats. $8 006826; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 6098 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, J0Jc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
llKc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, lOKc; sugar
cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c: sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8Kc; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds. HKc:bacon shoulders. TUc: bacon
clear sides. 8Jc: bacon clear bellies, SHcjdry"
sail snouiuers, oc: ary saitciear aiaes, i?iu.
Mess pork, heavy, $14 00; mess pork, family.
814 SO. Lard Beflned in tierces. 7c; half
barrels, TJcj 60-ft tubs, 7Kc: 20-ft pails, 7Jc; 50
1 tin cans, 7c; 3-ft tin palls, 8c; 6-ft tin palls,
7c: 10-ft tin palls, 7Ca Smoked sausage. Ion?,
6c; large, 5c. Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel. $4 0C; quarter barrel, $1 90.
Armour fe Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses. 450 to 650 fts,
5X": 650 to 650 fts, 6Vfc:650to750fts, 6Kc Sheep,
8c fl 6. Lambs, 9c f? ft. Hogs, 6c. Fresh
pork loins, 9c
Tho hard wood which now has the run is oak.
A leading dealer said to-day: "Ninety per
cent of all the hard wood we are selling now is
oak. A few years ago walnut had the lead.
Now the fashion runs to oak and cherry, both
for furniture and inside finish." YeUow-pine
is in good demand at a shade better prices than
at any time this season. There is no let-up to
the demand for poplar. All signs point to the
fact that this is to be one of the best seasons on
record in lumber lines so far as Pittsburg's
trade is concerned.
pine inrruLSiD tabd cototatioxs.
Clear boards, per M $53 00.o 00
Select common boards, per M. 30 00
Common boards peril t. 20 00
Sheathing , WOO
Pine lrame lumber per M 22 00(327 00
Shingles, .No.l, Wln.perM SCO
Shingles, No. 1, 13 In. per It 375
Clear boards, per M. .,SS2
Surface boards a0035 00
Clear, X-Inch beaded celling 28 00
Partition boards, perM 35 00
Flooring, No.l 30 00
Flooring, No. 2 MSg
Yellow pine fioorlng 00pO
Weather-boarding, moulded, No.l.... JO 00
Weather-boarding, moulded, No. 2.... 25 00
Weather-boarding. -Inch 2"
HAED WOOPS tabd quotations.
Ash, lto41n $30 00J340 CO
Black walnut, green, log run 5 00(850 CO
Back walnut, dry, log run 60 oogo 00
Cherry $075 55
Groen white oak plant 2to4in JOOOffiSCO
Ury white oak plank, 2 to 4 in 22 00tS25 0O
Dry white oak boards, lln ffl 00(33 00
West Va. yellow pine, 1 Inch Z0 00200
West Va. yellow pine, IX Inch SS po30 00
West Va. yellow poplar, K to lln 25 00(330 00
Bickory, lto3fn 13 002S0O
Bemlock building lumber, peril 13 00
Bank rails f. MOO
Boat studding: - 14 00
Coil car plank 20 00,
HARD WOODS JOBBISO PRICES.
Ash, lto41n psooaMOO
Black walnut, green, log run , 4 09350 on
Black walnut, dry, log run 30 00(345 00
Green white oak plank, 2to41n 17 00SO0O
Dry white oak plank, 2 to 4 in is oaaa) 00
Dry white oak boards, 1 In 13 OngCO 00
WestVa. yellow pine, lln uoaaajoo
WestVa. yellow pine, IX In S?!5
West Va. yellow poplar, X to 1 In 18 oagZJ M
Bickory, iX to S fn i!SH
Hemlock building timber, ?M 100012 00
Bank rails - 14 00
Boat studding - 14 00
Coal car plank - HOD
LATU NEWS IN BEIEP.
Along list of fatalities are reported from the
effects of the late cyclone.
Henry C. Gordon, of Indiana, has been ap-
Sointed a special agent of the General Land
Yesterday's bond offerings aggregated $2,.
650,000 as follows: Begistered 4Ks, $2,500,000 at
107 ex int. 103; $30,000 at 108 ex-int, 108:
$120,000 at 106 ex-lnt The Secretary accepted
$150,000 4s registered at 106Ji ex-interest.
Commissioner Mltchell.of thePatent Office,
has issued an order creating a board to examine
first, Becond, third and fourth assistant exam
iners in that office with a view to promotion as
vacancies occur. It is understood that no fur
ther promotions will be made in the examining
force except through a competitive examina
tion. Jack Hickey. the pugilist, became in-
volved in a dispute with a Cork "jarvey"
Manntinir car drlverl. which ended in a fight.
jaunting car driver), which ended in
Hickey struck the driver a powerful blow in
the face, breaking his Jaw and inflicting other
injuries from the effect of which, the driver
died. Hickey was arrested and remanded on a
charge of manslaughter.
The directors of the Chicago Board of
Trade have indorsed a memorial asking Con
gress to give $1,000,000 subsidy for a line of.
steamers between Tampa, Fla., and Apinwall.
St. Louis merchants nave also indorsed the
memorial. It is claimed that a saving of eight
days can be made in traffic between South
American ports and all Southern, Western and
Middle States points, as compared with the
present route via New York City,
Krewolf, the treasurer of Mr. Charles H.
Hoyt's Brass Monkey Company, who skipped
out with $5,000 of the money which he had in
his possession at the time the piece was pre
sented at the Park Theater about a month ago,
has been beard from in Washington Territory,
and it is said he can be arrested at any time the
Boston police give the word and this will soon
be done. Mr. Hoyt is in town for the purpose
of giving evidence before the grand jury.
In October, 1887, Morris Amerman. a far
mer of Niles, went to Auburn, N. Yand, after
disposing' of produce, proceeded to get intoxi
cated. In driving home his horses ran away
and he was killed. His widow brought suit
under the civil damage act against H.B. Perry,
owner of the building in wmch the saloon is
located where Amerman bought his whisky,
fnr tfl non damacrei. This mornlnr the lurr
brought In a verdict in favor of the widow for.
In the matter of the contest over the New
York Commissionership of Pnblic Works,
Judge Barrett has rendered his decision grant
ing the application and issuing a warrant order
ing J. Lowber Smith to turn over all the books
and papers to Thomas F. Gilroy. At 11.30
Under Sheriff Sexton served upon D. Lowber
Smith papers containing Judge Barrett's deci
sion, and demanded that the books and posses
sion of the office bo surrendered, Mr. Smith
at once handed over the keys to Mr. Gilroy and
gave him full possession of the office.
An operator's mistake caused a disastrous
collision last evening on the Cincinnati South
ern Railroad near Glen Mary. Apassenger train
en route from Chattanooga to Cincinnati, col
lided with a freight. The engines of both trains
were completely demolished and a number of
cars derailed. None of the passengers were
hurt, but Firemen Burchett, of the freight
train, was so badly Injured that he died this
morning. BaggagemasterFarrell.Mall Agents
King and Corwin, Express Messenger Dunn
and Fireman Warner were also injured, but all
are reported as doing well.
Forest fires are burning in the Shawangunk
Mountains and the Catskllls. also in the High
lands below NowDnrg; and also on the Fishkill
Mountains. Passengers coming in on the New
York and New England Bailroad say the fires
are also burning in that vicinity and on the
State line. The atmosphere along the Hudson
river is filled with smoke and unless rain comes
soon pilots on night boats will have a hard time
seeing their way through. A large amount of
woodland has been seriously damaged. The
fires are reported to be on the increase in all
directions. As yet no lives are reported lost or
John A. Enander, who was appointed
Minister to Denmark, will not be able to accept
the office. The gentleman is very sick at his
borne in Chicago, and the physician who Is at
tending him hesitates about saying whether his
Satient will recover or not. Three weeks ago
In Enander was attacked with severe pains in
his chest while at his office. He hastened to his
home, and was compelled to take to bis bed on
account of a hemorrhage of the lungs. Since
that time he has not been able to get np, and
the hemorrhages have continued. He is so
weak that he can hardly talk; He said to-day
that bis doctor had told him that it would be
sure death if he attempted to cross the ocean.
St. Louis Receipts daring the week, 291,602
pounds, as against 136,339 last week; prices un
changed. I am satisfied that Cancer is hereditary in my
family. My father dfed of it, a sister of my
mother died of it, and my own sister died of it.
My feelings may be imagined, then, when the
horrible disease made It appearance on my
side. It was a malignant Cancer, eating ir
wardly in such a way that it could not be cut
out. Numerous remedies were used for it, but
the Cancer grew steadily worse, until ltseemed
that I was doomed to follow the others of the
family. I took Swiff s Specific, which, from
the Ant day, forced out the poison and con
tinued its use until I had taken soveral bottles,
when I found myself well. 1 know that S.S.S,
cured me. , Mrs. S. M. Idol.
Wllf STOW, N. a. Not. 28, '88.
Send for Book oa Cancer and Bleed Diseases.
The Swot SfBCma Co.; Dmws S. Atlanta,
REV. THOS. T. EVM
A Statement Which Carries Coa-
victton "With It Marvelous
Effects of Dr. Smith's
AT 602 PBNN AVENUE.
TTia PTJ,ATnT 1?f9M l4to n, ,tiv.TM.f A
the First Baptist Church at Banksville.Pa., has ft
been a confirmed Invalid since 1S8L For the
past eight years he has been afflicted with
rheumatism more or less of the time, and for
the past three years his sufferings have been so
terrible that life had become- a burden to him.
He complained of tearing, aching pain all -throngh
his body. His stomach became the
seat of horrible neuralgic pains, which ex
tended through to his hack and radiated from
there to his shoulder blades. The pain came
on in paroxysms, which increased in violence
until his body was bent doable. The pain was
usually aggravated alter eating and wo.nId
continue unabated until every particle of food
passed out of his stomach. As soon as the
stomach became empty he complained of a
faint, all gone feeling In it. His bowels
were obstinately constipated, and wero,
only moved by taking cathartics. He suffered '
from an aching, tearing pain In the small of
the back, palpitation of the heart and sharp
stitching pain In his side. Mr. Evans had sol
f ered so long without finding relief that he
had riven up all hopes of recovery, and when
we consider his terrible condition we do not
wonder that he had little if any faith that Dr.
Smith would benefit his condition. Remem
ber that he had suffered eight years with rheu
matism, which was associated with dyspepsia,
constipation and neuralgia of the stomach in
an aggravated form. Spasms of pain in bis
stomach and bowels would seize him and bend
his body double. These horrible pains would
continue without intermission until his body
was bathed in profuse perspiration and until ho
would faint from exhaustion. In this pitiaMa
condition be applied to Dr. Smith, the mag
netic physician, at No. 602 Penn ave. After
three magnetic treatments in connection with ,
a little medicine, Mr. Evans could eat without
distress, sleep well, and go about from day to
day with never a sense of weariness or dis
tress. Rev. Mr. Evans stated In Dr. Smith's
office last Saturday that when he applied to
Dr. Smith that language was Inadequate to ex
press the horrible .torture he was undergoing.
He says that Dr. Smith's treatment gave him
the first relief from suffering that he has bad
during his entire illness. Mr. Evans maybe
referred to- at his present residence. No. 28
Eighth street, Beltzhoover, Pa., and will cheer
fully vouch for the truthfulness of this state
ment. Dr. Smith is permanently located at 502
Penn ave.. and consults free from 9 A. X. until
7 P. 31. He cures after all other means fail.
In the treatment of piles, fistnlx. constipation,
fissures, catarrh of the bladder, stone in the
bladder and all diseases of women. Dr. Smith
stands without a rival, and will permanently
cure every case he undertakes. Ail letters of
Inquiry must contain two stamps. If you or
any of yonr friends are sick, do not give up in
despair until you see Dr. Smith.
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lent; worse ot
lowed to eontlave
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bwrnlBS very ton. SWATHE'S OlAT.
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hlMMtlnn. and In n,nt ,nwi remOTCS the tB
man. Swatk Oomvrr U ioM T tonal"". wmalleJ ,m
idt iddmi oa receipt of price. 50 cu. m bos , 3 boxes, XL2&,
AOittu letKn. DE. SWAYKE t SOf. PMUdelpata. Fa.
CITY SAVINGS BANK,
SIXTH AVE. AND SMITHFIELD ST.
Capital, $100,000, with privilege of 5500,000.
Surplus and undivided pTOflts. $23,600.
Transacts a General Banking Business. Ao ,
counts Solicited. Collections a Specialty.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
jas. flALLEBi" President '
W. J.BTJBNS .Vice President - '
JOHK w. TA.X1AJH .vasuier
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Importers and JoSbers of r
Special offerings this week in
For largest assortment and lowest prices call
and see us.
a ourefy Vecetablo
i Compound that expels
all bad humors from the
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'es and pimples, and
makes pure, rich blood.
n t-T;kvth Solicitor of Patents.
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On mortgages on improved real estate In soma
of $1,000 and upward. Apply at
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7 FOUBTH AVENUE,
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. Drexel,
Morgan & Co., New York. Passports procured,
814 PENN ATBNTJB. FITTSBOKG, FA
As old residents know and back files of Pitts
burg papers prove, is the oldest established and
most prominent physician In the city, devoting
special attention to all chronic diseases. From
pTrEnf16 NO FEE UNTIL CURED
MLTDni IO ana mental diseases, physical
IlLn V UUo decay, nervous debility, lack of
energy, ambition and. hope. Impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self-distrust, bashfulness,
dizziness, sleeplessness; pimples, eruptions, im
poverished blood, fallingpowers. organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business, society and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN 8r&
blotches, falling hair, bone pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood,
colsons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
1 iniM A n kidney and bladder derange- ' a
L) R 1 1 M H fl I t ments. weak back, gravel, ca- v
tarrhal discharges. Inflammation ana other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment;
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whlttler's life-long, extensive experience)
insures scientific and reliable treatment, oa
common-sense principles. Consultation free.
Patients at a distance as caret nlly treated as It
here. Office hours 9 A. K. to8P.it. Sundiy-.
IoTm. to 1 F. V only. DR. WHITTIER, $11
Penn avenue, Pittsburg. Pa. ap9-31K-Psnrt:
A rOSTTlVK CUKEv
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Aijvn awy, a ervoas
ness. Weakness ot
Body & Mind,
Lack of Strannh. Visor and De
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mode of sxu-TnEi.TirJtST. and . froofs mailed
sealed) free. Address KRIE MEDICAL CO
httUalo. N. X. dgs-S7-TT3Jtwk.
Formenl Checks (he worst cases in ttoey
days, ana cures in nvraays. rne9KW.K
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