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LOCAL LITE STOCK;!
Full Eeturns of Week's Transactions
at Liberty Yards.
LIGHTEST CATTLE BUN 'fQiS IEAB.
Heaty Supplies of Srp ana lambs
Markets T'y strong.
HOGS CLOSE J'.wiEir AT AS ADVANCE
Oir OF PlTTSBUEG DISPATCH,")
THUKSDAT, May 9, 18S9. f
"With r tbtns for the week all In it appears
that loci receipts fall short of last week by
360 h 43,3 By going back to the record it is
discovered tnat local receipts of cattle this
w.cek are the lightest lor a year past. By
reference to returns for last October and No
vember St is ascertained tnat the local trade
.demanded weekly from S.0U0 to 4.000 head.
'Supplies this week are not one-third the gen
eral weekly run of all last fall. The light nm
has given strength to markets, and dealers re
port an advance in prices over last week all
the way from 15 to 30c per cwt. The. best sell
ing stock has been light smooth butcher cattle,
of good quality, weighing from 1,100 to 1,230
pounds. There were very few cattle in this
week's supplies above this weight, and none
vrere in demand. The day has passed when
prime beeves, weighing 1,500 to 1,600 pounds,
;aro wanted at this market. The sharp compe
tition with Chicago dressed beef has forced
this grade to foreign shores in search of a
market A. few rears ago a large number of
ourontchers killed these heavy prime cattle.
2fow those who demand this class could be
countnd on the fingers of one hand. Tho ordi
nary consumer of meat is unwilling to pay the
price which these caterers to blgb-toned pal
ates demand. The steer that goes above 4c
has a very limited demand in this market.
Receipts of veal calves this week show no
decline. The total for the week has been from
1,500 to 1,600 head. Prices range from S3 80 to
H 15, according to quality.
Sheep and Lnmbs.
Some dealers report an advance of 10c to 15c
over last week's prices. Others say that mar
lets have done no more than hold their own,
-with markets firmer than last week. Year
lings are strong at 4c to 5Xc There were not
enough spnng lambs on hand to meet the de
mand. The grade of sheep and lambs received
this week was above the average. Shippers
have evidently made the discovery that this is
no market for poor sheep. For a choice arti
cle demand has been good, and prices held ud
as well as any lire stock center of the land.
But for low grades holders found very hard
roads to travel. Leankine find Pittsburg as
iard a market as tnere is in the country. Good
foods, on the other hand, have little difficulty
finding customers at outside rates. By refer
ence to accompanying report it will be seen
that receipts of sheep and lambs were 3,300
head more this week than last The fact that
markets have been steady with an upward
drift, in view of the liberal supplies, has been
an agreeable surprise to most dealers.
At Chicago to-day receipts were 16,000 head,
and markets a shade firmer, with $4 feO as the
outside rate. The situation is much the same
at East Liberty. Receipts at the latter place
axe very light, and below demand. The out
side price is $5 05, an advance of 10c over yes
terday's prices. The news of stock men and
pork packers are tar apart as to the value of
Jiogs. A Liberty dealer said to-day, "Supplies
are light, market active at an advance, and
prospects first-class." On the other hand, a
representative of a leading packing firm said,
"'Hogs have been too high all this season
-when we consider the price of products. There
is little or no margin left to us at present prices,
Either hogs must come down or provisions go
Following are the returns of transactions at
the East Liberty yards for the week past:
CATTLE. HOGS. EHXXP
Thursday 510 .... 3.SSS 1,980
Kridav 43) .. 2,j;5 690
bUurday 1,000 3X1 J.950 B90
Monday 330 590 6,la0 3,740
.fttondsy. ............ 700 S00 2,875 660
TX-hHT 30 100 1,330 3,(30
,Vednesdy 700 SO S3 1.G50
tStal 3.770 1,140 17,550 13,640
Ltstweek 2,640 1,500 16,575 10,340
Thursday. 1 1,133 ....
Friday 524 337
baturday .... 9 88 572
Monday i. 753 4,234 5.129
Tuesday 314 730 3.617
"H ednesday ....... 42 837 2,281
Total 1,121 7,627 11,938
Lastweek 1,440 7.374 9,311
New York Beeves Receipts, 40 carloads
for city slaughterers direct, 36 carloads for
exportation and S carloads for the market;
tio trading in beef cattle; dressed beef firm at
&'Kc for sides, with choice selections at
7c; exports, C70 beeves and 100 sheep. To-day's
Liverpool cable quotes American refrigerator
beef steadier at 6JJc Calves Receipts, 1,500
neaa; market easier ana c per pouna lower,
but nearly all sold, including veals at 4J53c
per pound; mixed lots at 44Kc, and butter
milk calves at 34c Sheep Receipts, 4,100
bead; market quiet and unchanged, with a good
clearance at 44?c per pound for clipped
sheep, 45c for unshorn do. 5(c for
clipped yearlings, and 54 O06 00 per head for
spring lambs. Hogs Receipts, 3,370 head, all
for slaughterers direct, except a small lot
which changed hands alive at $5 25 per 100
pounds; quoted steady at $5 105 35.
Kansas Cmr Cattle Receipts. 2,217 head:
shipments. 2.218 head: strontr. active and 5c
ligber on dressed beef steers; heavy shipping
siow due steaoy: cows strong; stockers and
-feeding steers firm; good to choice cornfed.
43 804 10: common to medium, $3 253 75;
stockersand reeding steers, (2 25433 60; cows,
1 S5S 00. Hogs Receipts, 8,859 head; ship
ments. 2.342 head: strone. active and 57c
"higher; good to choice, S4 474 65; common
to medium, $4 234 49. Sheep Receipts, 886
head; shipments, 270 head; steady; good to
choice muttons, $4 084 0; common to me
dium, $25083 75.
Chicago-Cattle Receipts. 9,500 bead:
shipments, 5,000 head; market strong and
higher; beeves, $4 004 35; steers, 3 504 10;
Stackers and feeders. 2 903 60; cows,
bulls and mixed, SI 753 GO: Texas steers,
12 403 SO. Hogs Receipts. 18,500 bead; ship
ments, 7,500 head: market steady, closing weak:
mixed, U 554 75; heavy. 4 504 75; light, $4 60
3 4 75; skips, 3 504 45. Sheen Receipts,
6,000 head; shipments, 2.000 head; market
steady and active; natives, S3 005 500: Western.
3 25&4 70; Texans, $8 0o4 00: lambs, S4 50
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 700 bead; shln
ments, 1.800 head: market stronger: cbolce,beavy
native steers.S3 80 04 50; fair to good do, S3 208
4 00; stackers and feeders, fair to good. 2 204)
3 30: rangers, corn-fed,$2 803 60; crass-fed. t2 00
473 00. Hogs Receipts. 4,900 head; shipments,
2,500 bead; market strong: choice, heavy and
botchers' selections, 14 5o4 65: packing, me
dium to'prime, S4 4004 55: light Grades, ordi
nary to best, 4 5084 65. Sheep Receipts, 300
head; shipments, 2.600 head; market steady:
fair to choice, $3 004 40.
Baltimoke Beef cattle Market not active;
best beeves. 4JglKc; generally rated first
quality, 4S4fc; medium. 3K4c; ordinary thin
steers, oxen and cows, 2Je33ic; most of the
sales were from SUc to 4J6c; receipts, 1,350
head: sales. 712 head, bheep Receipts, 3,561
bead: sheep, 22Jc; lambs, 68c
BUFFALO Receipt. 14 loads through. 12 sale:
Yorkers and pigs. JO 00; mediums, $4 904 95;
bcavy, 4 854 90. Sheep and lambs un
changed. CnrcrsiTATi Hogs weaker; common and
light. J4 004 75: packing and butchers', 4 55
4 70 ; receipts, 8,050 head; shipments, 1,700
NEwYOKK.May8.-Jobbers had a very good
day with the nearby and local trades. Summer
dress fabricswere active and there was a cor
responding improved request at first hands,
challls selling very freely. The general demand
with agents was without much change. A con
servative volume of goods is steadily taken for
current wants and there is an irregular busi
npis as yet in goods .for fall, thougp there is
considerable Inquiry. Business in woolen un
derwear is unsatisfactory, though there is a
fair request. The market continues unchanged
St. Louis Receipts, 32,834 pounds; demand
active and values strone.
Dress Laces. A special offering of ex
cellent value in chantilly and guipure
Bouncings, drapery, nets, etc.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacks.
Beeb. Ale And Walt Extracts for sale bv
tS G. TV. Sehmiilf .. 95nd 97 Fifth Are.
Special Silk Stockings,
l Worth II, but cold t The Tuple's Slore for
i62Kc J.fli'irpiii.L&ntnr. 1
Bv.' T- ' .' J -
maekets by toe.
Wheat Strong at the Opening, but After-
vrard Weaker-r-Kaln In the North-
irest Corn and Oatslrregnlar
Hoc Products Aetlve
CrncAoo The. volume of trading in wheat
to-day was larger and a higher range of prices
established, but the full advance was not sus
talned. May closed Jc lower and Jnne xAfi
higher, than yesterday. July opened XSHo
higher and advanced JigJio more, then de
clined 1c, reacted &, ruled easy and closed
about Jc higher than yesterday. The early
strength was due to active buying by shorts,
some large lines being covered. The subse
quent decline was attributed to large offerings
and more disposition to realize. Rain was re
ported in some sections West and Northwest
and the weather map showed cloudy weather
over considerable portions of the country.
Considerable interest was manifested in corn,
prices ruling quite irregular firm in the early
morning and weaker as the session advanced.
The market opened firm at yesterday's closing
prices, eased off & Decame stronger and sold
"P5Ke. The bulls became liberal on the
advance; local crowd also became bulls. The
market reacted Jc, influenced mainly by the
weaker tone ol wheat. A steadier feeling then
prevailed, and final quotations were $c
lower than yesterday's.
Oats were active. Opening sales were K6ic
below yesterday's close and prices advanced
Kc After the shorts had been filled a weak
feeling developed and prices declined c
and the market closed rather quiet and easy at
Trading was fairly active in pork and prices
ruled irregular. Opening sales were at oc ad
vance, and a further advance of 6c was gained.
Later prices receded 2022)jc, but rallied
again 1012c and the market closed steady.
Lard was quiet and receded 25c, but
closed steady at outside figures.
Short ribs opened slightly higher, but receded
5JKc and closed quiet.
The leading rutures ranged as follows:
TV ilbAlH.lU. 4mUUC, D101Uli'CWfVaM - U1I,
c: August, (iji&'iojieona
Corn No. 2 June. 35Vfi!S5?34Ka35c:
July. S636K35X35c; August, SSKeStgi
uats jno. a June, B-aQ'-ts-Sftc;
July, 23K235:: August, 2323c.
MESS .TORE, ner bbl June. tU loiCl. IbU
AA 004k4--- VU, (J U-4.J., & Mi. J4I U.
August. 512 S0ffli2 30312 12H&U 22K.
11 U512 05; July. S12 20012 25012 0212 15;
Labs, per 100 Sis. June, 6 H2U6 95;
July. 57007 00; August, 17 02K7 057 02K
S3hot Ross, per 100 Bis. June, 6 07KC9
6 12K6 07K26 12K; July. W 22Ke622K6 10
8 20; August, 6 BOSS 306 206 25.
Cash quotanoru were as follows: Flour
unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 85c;
No. 2 red, 85Kc No. 2 corn, 35K& a 2 oats,
23c No. 2 rye, 41Xc No. 1 flaxseed,l 351 55,
Mess pork, per barrel, 12 00. Lard, per 100 lbs,
6 91H. Short ribs sides (loose),
6 95. Dry salted shoulders (boxed),
8 10. Sugars Cut loat 9K9c; granu
lated, 8Kc;standard "A."Kc Receipts Flour.
11.000 barrels;wheat, 5,000 bushels: com, 120,000
bushels: oats. 75,000 bushels: rye, 2,000 "bushels;
barley, 11,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 10,000
barrels; wheat, 10,000 bushels; corn. 272,000 bush
els; oats, 141,000 bushels; rye, 13,000 bushels;
barley. 20,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was weak; fancy creamery, 1618c;
choice to fine, 1315c; fine dairies, 1416c; fair
to good, 1010Kc Eggs weak at 12c
Kkw York Flour firmer and 510c higher.
Cornmeal steady. Wheat Spot stronger and
fairly active for export; light milling demand;
options moderately, active 4e higher and
weak. Rve quiet: Western. 50c. Barley dull;
Canada, 674c Barley malt quiet; Canada,
90cl 10 for old and new. Corn Spot active,
higher and firm: options more active and
stronger. Oats Spot firmer and less active:
options quiet and easier. Hay quiet and
steady. Cuffee Options opened barely steady
S15 points down, closed steady 1015 points
down; lower cables; dull; sales, 25,500 bags, in
cluding May, 165016.55c; June, 16.60c; July,
16.70c; August. l&85c: September, 16.9517.05c;
October, 17.05c: November, 17.0517.15c; De
cember, 17.15617.20c; January and February,
17.20c; spot Rio dull; fair cargoes, 1821c. Sugar
Raw firm; sales. 4,000 bags; centrifugals, 96 test,
7c; refined dull. Molasses Foreign quiet; 50
test, 29c; New Orleans quiet; open kettle, fair
to fancy. 2844c Rice quiet and steady. Cot
ton seed oil dull and nominal. Tallow quiet.
Rosin steady and quiet. Turpentine dull at 40c.
Egcs quiet and weaker; western, 1314c: re
ceipts, 4.662 packages. Pork steady. Cutmeats
3 met: pickled hams, 6fc; pickled shonl
era, 65c Lard opened stronger and
closed easy: good export demand; sales, west,
ern steam, 7 25732, closing at $7 32K: City,
6 70; Ma v, 678; June, 7 28; July, 57 31; Au
gust, 7 35&7 S6. closing at 7 34; September. 7 36
7 40, closing at 7 38. Bntter weaker: western
dairy, 914e; do creamery. 14c; Elgins, 1S
19& Cheese wanted; stronger.
Sr. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged, but
firm. Wheat higher; general weather condi
tions this morning were considered unfavor
able, although rains were reported at many
points In the Northwest; some crop complaints
were in; cables were firmer and all other mar
kets higher: the close was firm atKc above
yesterday; No. 2 red. cash, 78Kc; May, 7li
JSKc. closing at 78Jfc bid: June, 7878Mc
closing at TSJic bid: Julv, 7576$c, closing at
75KS76c; August. 755i76Jc, closing at Tojfc
bid; beptember. 76KS7j?c, closing at 76Jc bid.
Corn closed abont the same as yesterday; No. 2
mixed, cash, SIKc bid; May. 82&032KC closing
at 2c: June, 32e; July, 32Ji33Kc, closing at
32?ic; August, 33S35ic. closing at33Jfe hid;
September. 34J34c, closing at 32c Oats
quiet but firm; No. 2. cash, 24Kc; Mav closed
at 24c asked; Jnne, 24Ji24Kc; July, 23c bid.
Rye No. 2, 41c Flaxseed None coming in;
quotable at 1 45. Provisions strong and higher.
Philadelphia Flour week and unsettled.
Wheat dull, but firm: cash No. 2 red fully Vc
higher; quotations for options wholly nominal;
sales ungraded in grain depot 1 02; No. 2 red
May, 9-J92Xc; June. 9()V91Kc; July, 83K
S4Vc; August, 8384Kc. Corn ruled firm
with a good demand from shippers; speculation
quiet; sales steamer No. 2 mixed, in grain
aepot, c: it o. a nign mixed, on track. 46c: No.
2mixedMay.42f42Kc; June, 4243c: July,
4243c; August, 42g43c Oats Uarlots Vc
higber.but the advance checked business; sales
No. 2 white, in Twentieth street elevator, 33
34c; futures lAc higher, but quiet; No 2
white May, 32K33c; June, 32K33c; July, 33M
33c; August, 3132c Butter quiet and
weak; Pennsylvania creamery extra, 18c; do
prints do, 2324c
CrncrNHATi Flour firm and in good de
mand. Wheat nominal; No. 2 red, o790c; re
ceipts, 1,500 bushels; shipments. 600 bushels.
Corn easy: No. 2 mixed, 36c. Oats strong; No.
a mixed. Z7627KC Rye dull; No. 2, 47c Pork
firm at 12 50. Lard in good demand at 6 75.
Bulkmeats quiet and firm. Bacon easier; short
clear. 7 257 37. Bntter beaw and droop,
ing. Sngarfirm. Eggs firm. Cheese in mod
M rLWATTKEE Flour
firm: cash. 79Vc; June, 79Jic; July. 80c Corn
firm: No. a 3ikc Oats dui
; j my. euc
; No 2 white.
lull; JNo -Z white. 27V
28c Rye Arm: Jf o. 1. 45c
Barley dull; JNo. 2, 51
ig52c Provisions easier. Pork, 11 90. Lard,
o ini. vtiiccso euav, cueuuftrs, oiu, viuc.
Baltimore Provisions dull and heavy.
Butter lower; western packed, 15c for choice;
best roll, 15c; creamery. 20c Eggs firm at 14c
Coffee steady; Rio, fair at 18c
Toledo Cloverseed dull; cash and May, 4 25.
No Reduction Yet to Meet the Cat of tho
There has been no movement here to meet
the cut of the Thomas company, but prices
have weakened since it was announced. It is
not likely that any of the Pittsburg furnaces
will go out of blast, at least not before their
stock has been worked off. The ultimate ef
fect of that cut, it is held, will be to put iron on
Pio Iron Neutral Gray forge, 14 50,
cash; wtite and mottled, 14 00014 50, cash;
all ore mill, 15 751S 00, cash; .No. 1 foundry.
17 2517 50, cash; No. 2 foundry. 16 00, cash;
.No. 2 charcoal foundry. 21 0021 50, cash:
cold blast charcoal, 25 0028 00. cash; Bessemer
iron, 16 7517 00, cash.
Ferro-Manoanesk Eighty per cent, 55 00
56 00: spelgel-eisen, 28 002S 60 for20per cent
Manufacturko Iron Bars, 1 751 80, 60
days, 2 per cent ofc
Muck Bab 28. 50.
Billets Bessemer steel, 27 00 cash; nail
slabs, 27 7528 00; domestic bloom and rail
ends, 19 0019 60.
Nails Carl ts 12d to 40d, 185, 60 days; 2
per cent off for cash.
wbooohi iron i-iPE uiscounts on steam.
Jji c kbui, w per cent; O-IUCU cas
ing, 37 'er net foot; 2-inch tubing, ISc: boiler
tubes, 02 j, and oil well casing, CO per cent off
Mkb'jhaitt Steel Tool, 6c; crucible
spring 4c; crucible machinery, 6c; open
heart jS machinery, 2c
RTLFASTENnf os Spikes, 2.20c per pound,
30 r ys;splice bars. L80LB5c per pound; square
nu t track belts. 2.7502.85c, and hexagon nut.2.90
95c tab. Pittsburg.
OLD Rails American tees. S24 00024 m-
ffteel do, 18 50 for short, 19 SOforlong.
i3issi juild neavy sections. 2St$29 cash,
Scrap Iron No.l wrought, 21g21 25 per net
ton; cast scrap, 15 5016: wrought turnings, 18
14. net: cast borings, 1218, gross: car axles,
25 004325 60, net; old car wheels, 19 00019 60,
gross; rail ends, 19 6020 00; .bloom do, 19 60,
fiXELP Iron Grooved sizes, 1 65, cash:
New York Copper dull and held stronger:
lake,. May. 44 0ft Lead j steady, and doll;
domestic 8 901 Tin firm and moderately ac-'
UTO, QU1UU, W tRl
fc" n. ic. vii&. 7-a bu A4-incn, ooper
cent, 1 to 12 inches, 67; galvanized, y, to
lJi-inch, tTx per cent; 1 to 12 inches, 65 per
THE CHANGE IN OIL
Trading in Futures Discussed by Its
Friends and Enemies.
THE NEW EULES EXPLAINED.
Another Seal in Diamond Street Realty
FavoraMe to the Improvement.
REAL ESTATE BOOM IK THE SOETH WEST
The proposition to deal in oil futures en
counters strong opposition from lour or five
members of the Pittsburg Exchange, bnt
the preponderance of sentiment is in its
favor, and there is scarcely a donbt that it
will be adopted. The various points in
volved in the proposed new deal were freely
discussed pro and eon yesterday. One of
the opponents of the change said:
'The omission of National Transit cer
tificates from the rules strikes me as having
a deeper significance than appears upon the
surface. What can it mean? In my judg
ment it is an artful dodge I don't know
weether the Standard is behind it or not
to make it possible to deal in Lima oil cer
tificates, if they shall be issued, of which I
have very little donbt, should we adopt the
proposed change. This, by equalizing the
two products on the market, would put
prices down so low that there would
be no money in the business; and this, again,
would deter outside trading and. make things
worse than they are. The market is bad
enough as it is, and I think it would be foolish
to seek to involve It in fresh difficulties. Be
sides, trading in futures has such an air of
gambling that it could never be popular here,
and might involve us in the meshes of the law
from which it would be hard to escape with
whole skins. If things come to the worst we can
quit the oil business and deal in stocks, but
while we are in it I think we had better proceed
on recognized business principles, showing
something tangible for what we do. If we quit
at all let us quit with credit to ourselves and
with the respect of the community."
These and other objections to the proposed
Innovation were strenuously combated by its
promotors and advocates, one of whom said:
"So far as deliveries are concerned the strik
ing out of the words 'National Transit certifi
cates' wouldn't make a particle of difference.
It is, always has been and always will be un
derstood that we deal in that kind of oil. If
any other kind is meant it must be distinctly
and clearly specified. If I sell 10,000 barrels on
the floor of the Exchange the purchaser would
be laughed at if he were to ask me what kind
of oil I meant. He and everybody else would
know I meant certificate oil. A man who sells
L000 shares of Reading can't deliver Lake
Shore instead. Neither can a man sell oil on
this floor and deliver anything but certificate
oil unless clearly specified."
Another friend of the plan said: "The new
rules are equally as strict and explicit as the
old ones. They confine us to certificate oil.
Under them we could deal in nothing else. A
man said to me to-day: 'What is there in the
new rules to prevent a man from selling oil
and delivering a horse in lieu of it?' The rules
are very clear on this point. They distinctly
specify the kind and character of the com
modity to be dealt in, following out the well
established principle in commercial law that
deliveries must be of a kind that is, a man is
barred from selling one thing and delivering
another. Under the rules it would be as im
possible to deal in Lima oil without specifica
tion as in codfish or soothing syrup."
Mr. W. a Nally, of the New York Exchange,
who was a delegate to the Pittsburg conference
and remained over to give needf nl explanations
of the workings of the new system, said yester
day evening: "I think the change would be a
great benefit to the oil trade. It has fallen into
a rut, and something must be done to get it
out. Trading in futures would, in my judg
ment, afford us the desired relief. It would en
large the field of our operations, which has be
come very narrow, by attracting outsiders. It
would give us two handles to work instead of
one. It wonld kill high premiums and make it
impossible for a trader to be cornered every 24
hours. I think the change will be adopted.
Of course its success would depend upon the
support it would receive from the members of
the exchanges. It they would act in good
faith, and do all they could to carry out the let
ter and the spirit of the rules, I feel certain the
change would result in great benefit to the
Black &. Balrd are hustling things on Dia
mond street, and if all the property on that
thoroughfare does not change hands several
times this summer it won't be their fault. On
Wednesday they made a 25,000 sale there, and
yesterday they consummated anotber, tho con
sideration being 45,000, but details of the trans
action were withheld for the present. The
property is presumably located betweed Wood
and Market. Both of these deals are believed
to be in the interest of the proposed improve
ment of the street, the feeling in favor of which
is unquestionably growing.
A former East End contractor, now plying
his vocation in Tacoma, Wash. T.,recentlywrote
to his family as follows: "They are'having a
great real estate boom here. Ihave never seen
anything like it. Everybody'is crazy for town
lots, and sales have been made on one of the
principal streets at 1,000 a front foot. As to
buildings, they are going up everywhere. Con
tractors can't begin to do all the work offered
them. At the present rate of growth I wouldn't
be surprised If Tacoma doubled its population
within a year." In this connection it may be
stated that Samuel W. Black & Co. yesterday
received a letter from Spokane Falls, another
live town in Washington Territory, stating,
among other things, that a lot on the principal
busine-s street there, having a frontage of 80
feet, had just been sold for 64,000. These
prices, which would be considered "snaps" in
Pittsburg, are rather extravagant for a new
Concerning the status of the bonded "and
other indebtedness of the Monongahela Navi
gation Company, in view of the possible trans
fer to the Government, a Drominent broker
said yesterday: "X have doubts whether the
transfer will be made If made it will require
some time to complete it. As to the liabilities
of the company, they will be treated as all
other debts are. They will have to be paid. If
the company owes for 1,000 bushels of coal that
claim must be settled. It will be the same
with the bonds and other obligations. Of
course, the money received from the Govern
ment will be used for this purpose. What is
left will be divided among the stockholders.
By the terms of the bonds they can be called
at any time. I believe 100,000 have been called
SEEKING A LOWER LEVEL.
All the Westlngfaooso Stocks Floundering in
the Soup A Bearish Market.
At the commencement of the stock market
yesterday Philadelphia Gas showed a lament
able absence of backbone, opening at 36K"bld
and H more asked. It soon firmed up a little,
however, the first sale being at 37. In the af
ternoon itwas overtaken by another spasm of
weakness and went at 86K and 3 The con
tinned weakness in this stock was attributed
to a scarcity of buying orders, or rather to an
indisposition to place them. In other words,
buyers held back in anticipation of lower
prices. The otbergassers were a trifle stronger
Electric was another weak spot, opening with
a sale at 56 and declining during the rest of
the day to 66, closing weak. J?o improvement
in this stock is looked for until the company is
out of the legal woods. Manufacturers''Gas
jumped to 30 bid, with none offered. This is
the highest point it has reached this year. A
few shares of Pleasant Valley Passenger Rail
way stock changed hands at 190. Pittsburg
and Western preferred maintained the pre
vious day's advance, and was firm at 22. Switch
and Signal was lifeless to 23 bid and 24 asked.
Central Traction sold in a small way at 30; the
others were dead as door nails. The mining
shares were weaker and neglected. Bids, of
fers and sales follow:
Hid. Aiked. Bid. Asked.
BankofritUbBrg..... 73 ,
ComsMrcial N. Bank., .... leS
lMasond . Bans.... M0 .... ,
ji.eyMeNfiaei K-m , J .... r....
People'sN.Bank...... 159 .. u,,
Brldgewater Ga 49J4 .... , .... Jf
Chartlers Yal. Gas Co. .... HX M
Manufacturers Gai Co. SO
Nat. Gas Co. of W. Va 87 84
People's N G ft P Co.. 18 W ..",
Philadelphia Gal Co-. 38)4 SSJf J XX
Pine Kun Gas Co.i.... 88 100 ;; "a
Wheeling Gas C JW 32 31K
Washington Oil Co 7j
Central Traction 28 30 ....
Citizens' Traction 74 75 74 7S
Pittsburg Traction.... 54 W ..... ".
Pleasant Valley K.B 3W
Pitts. Jane. B. B. Co.. 24 ;;,.
Pitts. Western K.B. 10 M
P. fcW.K. B. pref.... 22,22V ,S :,
ijiNoria Mining Co... 1J, Vi 1H .
Weatlnghonse Electric M 58H KH Jwi
V. Switch &Slgnal Co. 3 Z4 ....
WeiUng'ee AlrB. Co.. 118 119 .... "
Sales at the morning call -were 105 shares of
Philadelphia Gas at 37, 45 at 8 45 Electric at
66V, and 15 at 6 . , ..
In the afternoon 60 shares of Philadelphia
Gas were sold at S6K, 65 at 86. 40 Pleasant
Vallev Passenger Railway at 190, 244 Pittsburg
and Western preferred at 22, 60 Electric at 56$,
60 at 68, and 60 Central Traction at 80.
Henry M. Long sold 60 shares of Electric at
56V. and 68.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 184,818 shares, including Atchison,
38.957; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
Oregon Transcontinental 26.860; Reading, 10,100;
St, Paul, 23,375; Union Pacific, 5,000.
GOOD FOB S0BE EIES.
Stacks of Small Bills Show That Such Cur
rency is Abundant.
The most interesting feature of the local
money market yesterday was the abundance of
small notes one's and twos. One bank used
5,000 of them in squaring its Clearing House
sheet Checking was brisk, but discounting
and depositing were scarcely up to the average.
The exchanges were 2,205.496 82, and the
balances 312,025 82, representing a large vol
ume of general trade.
Money on call at New York, yesterday, was
easy at lU to 2K per cent, closed offered at 2J.
Prime mercantile paper, S$i5. Sterling ex
change dull but steady at 11 87 for 60-day
bills and 4 88 for demand.
V. S. s, reg WkajOTK
Tj. s. hu coup ios mm
V. 8. 4i reg.... 5i S
TJ. B. 4? coup .1291294
Curreuoy, 6 per cent, 1895 reg 121
Currency, 6 per cent, 1896 reg 124
Currency, 6 per cent, U37reg 127)4
Currency, Speroent, 1898 reg 130
Currency, 6 per cent, 1889 reg 132J4
Government and' State bonds are quiet and
New YOMC-Clearings, 118,632.460: balances,
BosTOif Clearings 315,501,960; balances, SL
619,516. Money, 2 per cent.
Balttmobe Clearings, 1,819,403; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, 114,078,695; bal
London The amount of bullion gone into
the Bank ot England on balance to-day is
241,000. The bullion in the Bank of England
decreased 246.000 during the past week. The
proportion of the Bank of England's reserve to
liability is now 40.7 per cent Bar silver, 4d
Paris Three per cent rentes, 87f 92K for
account The weekly statement of the Bank
of France shows an increase of 925,000 francs
gold and 2,350,000 francs silver.
Chicago Money on call easy at 45 per
cent Time loans 66 Bank clearings, 10,
317,000. ST. Lorns Clearings, 2,876,646; balances,
NOTHING IN OIL.
A Sail Market and Lower Prlcca All Along
Plenty of oil at all of the exchanges
had a bearish influence over the market
all day yesterday. It opened at S2Kc
sold down to 81c recovered and sold
up to 82c where it held fora short time. It
then slumped off a fraction and coquetted
around that point until near the close, when it
sold at 82Kc, which was the final price, with
carrying flat and indications of a lower level
this morning. Trading was moderate.
Feature ot the Market.
. 601 079
Kenned, Mew York. 8.85.
ttennea, i,onaon, s?t
Beflned, Antwerp. 16)i.
Ke York doted SIX.
Oil City closed MJ4.
Bradford closed Sifi.
A. B. McUrew & Co. quote: Puts. 8014; calls,
Other Oil Market.
On Crrr. May 9 National transit cer
tificates opened at 82c; highest, 82c; low
est 82Jc; closed, 82c.
Bbajdfobd. May 9. National transit cer
tificates opened at S2Ko; highest, 82c; lowest
81Kc; closed, 82Kc
TrrVBTlUJE, May 9. National transit cer
tificates opened ar 82c; highest, 82c; low
est 8?c: closed, 82c
New York, May 9. Petroleum opened
weak at 82c, and after an advance of Jc in
the early trading declined to 82c There was
little interest manifested in the trading there
after, although a better tone prevailed, and the
market closed dull at 82c. Sales, 859,000
BEAL ESTATE DICKEES.
A Good Demand at Top Prices The Latest
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for George Schmidt to John Schuster a house
on Tannehlll street for 1,810 cash. They also
placed a mortgage of 1,200 on a McKeesport
property for three years at 6 per cent and one
of 3,500 on a property at Marlon station. Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, for three years at 6
per cent. They also sold a lot for Major
James P. Speer on Ward street Oakland, size
22x165, for a price approximating 1,200.
J. R. Cooper A Co., 107 Fourth avenue, sold
for GeorgeS. Martin, lots 114 and 115 in the
Maplewood Park plan, Wllklnsburg, with a
frontage of 80 feet on Maplewood avenue by
120 feet to Fahnestock avenue, to A. S. Young
for 825; also to Mrs. H. Griest lot 69, having a
frontage of 40 feet on Maplewood avenue by 120
feet to Washington lane, for 400.
D. Behen & Son. 4112 Fenn avenue, sdld to
Philip Schmitt for Philip Sheaffer, lot 24x130
feet on Perm avenue, near Twenty-ninth street
Black & Balrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold to
Fhilipp Rlemann lots Nos. 109 and 110 in the
Ward fe Alexander plan at Tetnperanceville,
fronting 60 feet on Wabash avenue by 150 feet
in depth through to Warden street for 1,825.
They also placed a mortgage of 1.000 on a small
farm at Dixmont for three years at 6 per cent.
L. O. Frailer, corner Fnrty-flfth and Butler
streets, sold for William Velto a new modern
frame dwelling, five rooms, lot 20x100 feet to a
20-foot alley, situate on the north side of Lib
erty avenne, near Fortieth street Sixteenth
ward, to Edward Failer for 2,700.
Ewing & Bj ers, 107 Federal street Allegheny,
sold for John Degelman. administrator for the
Crelghton heirs, to Mayor R. T. Pearson, of Al
legheny, a three-story brick house of eight
rooms, hall, bath, attic and all conveniences;
also a frame house of four rooms on rear, with
lot 20x109, to Creighton alley, belog No. 279"
r eoerai street, oecooa warn. Aiiegneny. lor
Thomas McCaffrey sold for B. Vetter to W.
L. Mellon, of Mellon Bros., lot 42x106 feet with
an old frame house and stable, on Eva and
Amber street near Penn avenue, for 1,850
Bears Make an Attempt to Depress the
Market and Saceeed to Some Ex
tent Unimportant Chooses The
Majority of the List Lower.
NKWY0KK,May9. The stock market con
tinues to show a steady volume of business,
and the transactions are more and more in the
bands of the room traders and professionals.
The operations to-day comprised an attempt to
depress the general market by a raid upon the
specialties, in which Boston is most interested,
but with the exception of Rbck Island, which
received less pressure than any of the 'stocks
and was Intensely dull throughout The im
pression made is to be measured by fractions.
There were three stocks only which displayed
any marked animation during the day and in
neither of them was the extreme fluctuation 1
per cent and the only marked movements of
the day were in a few of the inactive shares.
The opening of the market was made at de
clines from last evening's figures in the gen
eral list of from iitofi per cent while as the
iDterest centered for the time in Atchison and
the poor showing of the March, earnings gave
the pears apoint to work npon.'tbat stock was
fi lower. The disposition among the traders,
however, was to await the outcome of the elec
tion to-day, and the market found considerable
support at the early concession, and while
Atchison yielded only Wper cent further, the
reft of the list gathered streBgth.for.atime
PEIDAT, MAT 10,
and moved up slightly, followed by Atchison.
There was tome realizing in St Paul, and that
stock toward noon became the leader of the
market though the fluctuations continued
upon the same limit scale at before. After
noon the stagnation in the list increased, bnt
the attack upon the other Boston favorites was
made, and Burlington and Rock Island yielded,
while Atchison displayed considerable strength.
Oregon Transcontinental was also fairly strong,
the presnmotion being that the buying for the
purposes of control at the next election kept it
active and advancing: Among the Inactive
specialties Milwaukee. Lake Shore and West
ern preferred rose 2 per cent but afterward
lost the improvement and Manhattan also rose
2 and lost it
Chicago, Bast Illinois and Oregon Improve
ment rose over 1 per cent each and helped the
advances. There were also some weak spots in
the list, amopg which Tennessee Coal was most
conspicuous. A slight rally toward delivery
hour was followed by renewed depression and
tne market finally closed dull and heavy at
closo to the lowest prices of the day, which,
however, were but slightly changed from the
opening figures. The majority of the list is
fractionally lower this evening, but the only
Important changes were losses of IK in Tennes
see Coal and 1 per cent in Rock Island, while
Chicago and East, Illinois preferred, Oregon
Improvement and Canada Pacific rose 1H per
Railroad bonds were somewhat irregular, be
ing heavy to weak in the forenoon, but recov
ered thejr tone later in the day, leaving the list
bnt slightly changed from last evening's' fig
ures. The important changes were few in
number. Sales of all Issues aggregated 1,719,
000. The losses were Denver and Rio Grande
Western assented 2 at 87, Louisville and Nash
ville Trust 5s 2K at 10 and others of smaller
The following table shows ta e prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for Thb Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Open- High- Low- lng-
loir. est est Bids.
Am. Cotton Oil 54X u
At CO.. lop. & B. F.... 43!4 43 43 43)2
Canadian faciflc MM sau hSH CO'A
Canada Southern BZH C2X SIX 52K
Central of New Jersey. 86 98 KH S55,
CentratPaelflc 35 3o 35 15
Chesapeake 4 Ohio.... 17M I'M 17 "K
C, Bur. A QnlncT 88 .8 97W tflH
C., Mil. at. Paul.... tlii tHi e&H 684,
C. MU&8t. Ppf....l03 WS'A 1074 106
p., RocXLJtP 9434 84jJ M 94
C, St. L. b Pitts 17
C., St L. & Pitts, pf. 39
C St. P.. M. A O... MX
C., 8t.PM.0.. pf. 2
a Northwestern. ...ICiJi 107J4 1KH lOSJJ
C.& .Northwestern, pt 138)6
UC.C.SI .. 68 68 68 88
Col. Coal & Iron 24 24 23X 23
Col. & Hocking Val .. mi mi 18M 18)4
Del., L. AW. IJ8 K$H 137 138
Del. & Hudson .... 1364
K.T., Va.4Ga H
E.T.,Va. AGa.. Istpr 70
K. T.. Va. ft Ga. 2d pr. 23J
Illinois Central 114
Like Erie A Western 18!4
Lake Erie ft West pr.. 88), 68 58H 5S'4
Lake Shore AM. a 104 104 1KH? 103
LonlSTllle A Nashville. 68)4 &X 67 67
Michigan Central 87)4 87 , glli 87
Mobile Ohio II
Mo., K.. ATexas 12 H3i a 1JJ
Mlssourl Pacific 73 73S4 KH KH
flew York Central 106V 10644
. Y.. L. K. A W 28X MH 28K 2S54
Jf.Y., L E. AW., pref 69)4 69i 69) 69
. y., c tatil.". . ie
. Y O, AStL. pr. 70
N.Y.. C. ASt.l,. 2d nf 39
ti.Y3kH.yS 44)4 44M 41 43H
. Y., O, A W 17 17Ja 17 17
Korfolk A Western Wi
KorfolkA Western, pf. S2H i-H 524 51
Northern Pacific 28 28 58 mi
Jiortnem Pacific nref. 6J4 eiH 82W 2i
Onto A Mississippi... . S2JS Wi -nii 2U(
Oregon Improvement 55 85 SS 55
Oregon Transcon 34), S5H UH 35
PaciaoUall S6 SCX 36h 36
Peo. JJec. A Evans. 24
Phlladel. A Beading.. 44!4 44 H 44)4 44)4
Pullman Palace Car.. .ISO 188
Btchmond A W. 1'. T.. 26 K 28)4 2674 2844
Blchmond&W.P.T.pf 80!4 80)4 eo 7934
St. Paul A Duluth 31H tit 31H 30
St P., Minn. A Man... 102 102 102 101
St. L. 4 San Fran 22K
St. L. A San Fran pf. 60!4
St. L. A San F.lst pf. 109
Texas Pacific .....21 21 X 21 21J4
Unlonl'aolfle 61)4 61)4 61)4 61)4
Wabash preferred 28 28 28 2754
Western Onion 865 Ml, ilii 80K
Wheeling A h. K UK 68 UH ei
National Lead Trust. 22 Ws
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
Pennsylvania Ballroad ,
Buftalo. Pittsburg and Western,
Allegheny Valley bonds
U.Oo.'s New Jersey
norinern raeisc prererrea
Ateh. ATon.B. B... 43),
Boston A Albany.. .214
Boston A Maine.... .180
C. B. AU 97)4
Clnn. San. A Cleve. H
Eastern R. R 80
Eastern R. K. 6s ....IK
Flint A PereM 25
JillntAPereM. DM. 96
Little B. A Ft. S. 78.103
Mexican Cen. coin.. 13)4
M. a. IstMon. bds. 70M
. Y. AAewJCng... 43
N. Y. AN. K7S....127
Old Colony. 172S4
Kntiana prererred.. 39
Wis. Central pf.... 41
Calumet A Hecla....I23
NEW Yoke. May 9. Mining quotations
closed: Amador, 100: Aspen, 1,000; Bodie, 160;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 850;
Deadwood T., 100; Eureka Consolidated, 223;
El Cristo, 135; Homestake, 750: Horn Silver,
110; Iron Silver, 160; Monroe. 150; Mutual, 140:
Plymouth. 925; Standard, 100; Small Hopes, 155;
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla, x
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children,she gave them Castoria
EVERY POUND WARRANTED PORE
Chartlers Creamery Co.
Warehouse and General Officer
616 LIBERTY STREET, '
Factories throughout Western
For prices see market quotations.
512 AND 514 SMITHFIELD STREET,
Transact a General Banini Business.
Accounts solicited. Issne Circular Letters
of Credit for use ot travelers, and Commer
Available In all paits of the world. Also Issue
For use In this country, Caaada.'TJexico, West
ladles, South asd Cesal America. ;
. .. SIX
- r'asae-iWf &..-K . iia,:,i?"Ti,;vi
Too Many- Tolerably Good Eggs
the Market Butter Down.
STRAWBERRIES SCARCE AHD FIRM.
Hay ana Oats in Better DemandWheat
Strong Flour Quiet.
GEflEBAL GEOCEBIES ABE. UHCHANGED
Ootick of Pittsbttbo Dispatch, 1
THUBSDA. May 8, 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.'
There is no let-up to the firmness of egg mar
ket Some dealers report sales at 16c per
dozen. There is no kicking at 15o for a reliable
article. It is rumored that large quantities of
"tolerably good" eggs are being pushed on to
market as strictly fresh. Many of this class are
returning to the Jobber. New cheese is not
what it will be in quality a few week hence.
Being tough and lacking in the proper flavor,
retailers only buy for immediate wants. Straw
berries are scarce and higher. Trade in Llm
burgerand Swiss cheeses shows some improve
ment the past few days, but is far below what
it was this time last year. The closing of so
many saloons has had a very perceptible effect
on the Swiss cheese trade. One dealer said his
business had fallen off 25 per cent. New brick
Swoitzer cheese from Wisconsin puts in its first
appearance this week. Butter keeps drifting
downward. Elgin creamery touches its lowest
point for the season.
Botteb Creamerv, Elgin, 2122c; Ohio do,
20021c; fresh dairy packed, 1819c; country
rolls, 1618c; Chartlers Creamery Co., 2325c.
Beahs-JI 75ffll 9a
Beeswax 2S30c fl Jbforchoice;lowgrade,
ClDBE Sand refined, 16 507 GO; common,
f3 504 00; crab elder, t8 008 50 ? barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c!p gallon. w, ntt
CHEESE-New Ohio cheese. 8M10c; Ohio
cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall
make, 1212Kc: Limburger, 910c; domestic
Bweltzer cheese, 9K12c.
Dried Peas $1 2ol 35 1 bushel; split do,
PMS-Az ? fi.
oos-l4Kl5c f dozen for strictly fresh:
goose eggs, 30c $ dozen.
Fbtjits Apples, S2 002 50 fJ barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c t ft; cranberries, $45
) barrel, 50cl 00 f? bushel; strawberries, 20
25c a quart; pine apples, SI 752 25 ft dozen.
Feathees Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do, 4045c; mixed lots, S035c f) St.
Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Homutt $2 652 75 ft barrel.
Potatoes 3035c if) bushel; Bermuda pota
toes, 8 509 00 V barrel.
Poultry Live chickens, 7580c per pair;
undrawn chickens, 1012c $) lb; drawn, 14
15c 1 ft: turkeys, 1820c dressed fl ft; ducks,
live, 6070c V pair; dressed, 1314c fl ft; geese,
live, $1 001 25 V pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Sis to bushel, S5 60
$ bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, 6 00;
clover, Aliske, 8 GO; clover, white, t3 00; tim
othy, choice, 45 fts, Jl 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 lis. 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts. Si 65; red top. 14 fts. SI 25;
millet, 50 fts, SI 00; German millet, GO lbs,
SI 50; Hungarian grass. 60 fts. SI 00; lawn
grass mixture of fine grasses, S3 GO ft bushel of
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tbofioai. Fruits Lemons, fancy, $4 00
5 00 p box; Messina oranges, S4 505 00 j3
box; - Valencia oranges, fancy, S7 509 00 $
case; bananas, S2 0, firsts; SI GO, good seconds,
$ bunch: cocoanuts, $4 004 50 $) hundred;
new figs, 89o ft pound; dates, 56c f)
Vegetables Radishes, 2540c f) dozen;
marrowfat peas, S3 00 t crate; new cabbage,
small crates. S3 00; large crates, S6 00 ft crate;
onions, Jl 0021 25 ft barrel; string beans, (3 00.
Gbexx Coffee Fanoy Rio, 2223c; choice
Rio, 20(!21c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18X19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracalbo. 2223c;
Mocha, 3031c; Santos, 1922Kc: Caracas
coffee, 20K c; peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (In papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high crades, 2623c; old Government Java,
bulk, 3233c; Maracaroo,27K2SXc; Santos,
2224c; peaberry, 27c; peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice Rio, 25Ko; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Kc; ordinary, 2ttc
SriCES (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia. 89c; pepper. 19c; nutmeg, 7080c
PETHOLETTsr (Jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, 8fc: water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine,
HKc; royallne. 14c
Syktjfs Com syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, S338e: prime sugar syrup, S033c;strict
ly prime, 3335c: new maple syrup, 80c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c: mixed. 4042c
Soda Bl-carb in kegs. 3K4c; bi-carb in K8.
5Jic; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, 13je; do granulated, 2c
Candles HtaT. full weight, 9c; stearlne, per
set, 8c; paraffin e, 11012c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Jc: choice, 6i
7c: prime, 6J6Vc: Louisiana. 66Kc
Stakch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6J47c; gloss
Foreign FiruiTS Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10: California London layers,
S2 GO; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4K5c;
Turkey 'prunes, new, 4J5c; French prunes,
8K13c; balonlca prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c:
cocoanuts. per 100, JO 00; almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12
16c; new dates, GKtc; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, 11015c; citron, per lb, 21022c; lemon
peel, per ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12)c
Dried Fbtjits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6(6c: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1561tsc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012K:J cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evapor-
atea.ya&ziiici wacKDernes, .jstsoc; nncsue
SnoABS Cubes, 9Jg9Kc: powdered, 9
SKc; granulated,9c; confectioners' A. 88c;
standard A. 8c; soft white', &VMc; yellow,
choice, 78jc: yellowjgoodjjo; yellow,
fair, 7Kc: yellow, dark, 7c
Pickles Medium, bbls, (1,200), S4 GO; medi
ums, half bbls. (6001, 22 75.
Salt-No. 1 bbl. 95c; No. 1 ex, bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, SI 20;
Hingin s Eureka, 4 bu sacks, 12 bO; Hlggin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches SI 30
1 90; 2ds, SI S01 35: extra peaches. $1 G01 00;
pio peaches, 9Uc; finest corn, Sll GO: Hfd.
Co. corn, 70090c: red cherries, 90cSl 00; Lima
beans 31 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 76
85c; marrowfat peas. SI 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 60: Bahama do,
2 75; damson plums. 95c; greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, S3 00; California pears. S2 GO; do
greengages. J2 00; do egg plums, S2 00; extra
white cherries, 2 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries, 11 W1 ou; strawnerries, 91 iv;
gooseberries, SI 201 30; tomatoes, S2K92c;
salmon, 1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 99c: do green, 2 fts,
SI 251 GO: corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 70: 14-ft cans,
S13 GO; baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 ft.
51 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft can, broiled, SI GO:
sardines, domestic, s, S4 151 GO; sardines,
domestic, Ks, S3 258 GO; sardines, imported,
V.s, Jll 5012 60; sardines, imported. K',
S18 00: sardines, mustard, S4 00; sardines,
spiced. Si 25.
- Fisn Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S38
bbl.; exf-a No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4cfl ft.: do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6K7Kc Herring
Round shore, S5 00 ft bbl.: split, S7 00; lake.
52 60 ft 100-ft. half obi. White flsb. S7 00 fUOO
ft. half bbl. Lake trout. So GO ft half bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
ft ft. Pickerel, K barrel, S2 00; H barrel,Sl 10:
Potomac herring, So 00 fl barrel. S2 GO V H
BocKwnEAT Flour 252Jic ft ft.
Oatmeal S6 306 GO ft bbl.
Minees' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 58060c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour nnd Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 82 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 6 cars of flour, 8 of bay, 1 ot bran,
1 of malt. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St.
Louts, 6 cars of hay, 5 of oats, 1 of bran, 3 of
corn. By Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of bay.
1 of flour. Bales on call: One car extra 3 w. oats,
31c, 5 days: 1 car sample oats, 31c, 5 days; 1 car h.
m. s. corn, 40Jc, 10 days; 1 car 2 y. e. corn, 42e,10
days: 1 car middlings, 815. 10 days; 1 car bran,
S12 GO, 10 dajs. Hay and oats are In better de
mand than for some weekspast; The firmness
of hay is attributed to dry weather. Oats are
advanced, as will be seen by our quotations.
Wheat is strongs Flour is quiet.
"WHEAT-Jobbing prices No. 2 red,9495c;
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 4a43c; high mixed
ear, 4041c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 4112c:o. 2
yellow, shelled, 4041c: blch mixed, shelled.
39f?40c; mixed, shelled, 3839c
Oats Nn. 2 white, 82K33c; extra. No. 3.
31031Kc; No. 3 white, SUctflc; No. Z mixed, 27
Rye-No. 1 -Western, 7075c; No. 2. 65o6c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 95(S9Sc; No. 2 Can
ada. 85SSc; No. 8 Canada, 702c; Lake Shore,
Floot Jobbing prices, winter 'patents.
So SBe 75: spring patents, $6 06 00: winter
straight, -xm 00: clear7 winter, S4 6094 75;
etrafzht XXSX ImJwct'.H 4 . RTeftew,
Millteed Middlings, fine white, 916094)
16 00 ft ton; brown middlings, fll fiegU 50;
winter wheat bran. $13 00813 60: chop feed,
I15 0016 00.
HAT-Baled timothy, choice, !', 00;
No.l do, S13 25913 50: No. 2 do. $U 00gl2 50:
loose from wagon. S16 OOglS 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. S10 C0$10 50; No. 2, $8 008- GO; picking
do, 15 G08 Ga
Stbaw Oats, S8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 508 00.
, Bugar-cnred hams, large, lOKc; sugar-cured
hams; medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
lljc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c: sugar-cured California hams.
8Hc; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8cr sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds. Uc:bacon shoulders, c; bacon
clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, ec; dry
salt shoulders, 6c: dry salt clear sides. 7Mc
Mess pork, heavy, 514 00; mess pork, family.
S14 GO. Lard Refined in tierces, 7c: half
barrels, TJicj 60-ft tubs, 1e: 20-ft palls, 7c; 60
S tin cans, 7Hc; 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 6-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-B tin palls, 7Kc Smoked sausage, long,
6c; large, 6c. Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel, S4 0C; quarter barrel, SI 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650 lbs,
5He; 550 to 650 fts, 6c:50to750 fts, 6J$c. Sheep,
8c ft ft. Lambs, 9c ft ft. Hogs, 6c. Fresh
pork loins, 9c.
LATE HEWS IN BRIEF.
It Is reported that Sir Charles Russell's fee
for acting as counsel for the Parnellltes before
the special committee is 10,000.
Irving G. Caldwell, of Ohio, and Richard
W. SeLambert, of Kansas, have been ap
pointed special agents of the general land
Hon. Hugh B. Thompson, recently ap
pointed Civil Service Commissioner, took the
oath ot office yesterday, and will enter upon
the discharge of his official duties to-day. No
information has been received from Mr. Roose
velt as to the time when he expects to assume
the duties of his office
The reports of the Government agents in
Oklahoma and considerable other evidence
bearing upon the charges which have been
brought against Government officials in Okla
homa are now under consideration by the
President and Secretary Noble, and some
action will likely be taken within a very few
A strike at a Duluth, Minn., factory was
settled in a rather singular manner. The pro
prietor increased tne wages 01 au nu marnea
employes and (Mke the single men notice that
they would not Bo wanted after the end of the
month, unless they were married by that time,
in which event they would be retained at an in
Yesterday's bond offerings aggrecated
S2.624.400. as follows: Registered 4s. S2.500.800
at 108 flat; 510,000 at 106, ex-interest: S400 at
10 coupon 4s, $14,000 at 108 flat; 4K per
cents, registered, S10.000 at 103;S55.000 at 100, ex
interest; 4 per cents, coupon, $550 at 129. All
the offers were accepted, except the S400 l '
per cent registered at lOSJi-
Ten of the firemen of the Inman line
steamer City of Chicago, which was detained
in the Mersey owing to a strike among her fire
men, were arrested and arraigned before a
police magistrate at Liverpool who fined them
each 10 shillings and costs. New men were
shipped in place of the strikers and the steamer
proceeded on her voyage for New York.
Kentucky Democrats met in convention at
Louisville yesterday and nominated a State
ticket. The majority report on resolutions in
dorsed the national platforms ot 1881 and 1888,
especial reference being made to the stand
taken on the tariff. A minority report in
dorsed previous National Democratic plat
forms generally, and purposely avoided refer
ence to the tariff. The majority report was
adopted by an almost unanimous vote.
The Ontario. Department of Agriculture
has issued bulletin No. 25 from the Bureau of
Industries. It reports a remarkable and grati
fying contrast in the tenor of information
about fall wheat as compared with that of the
spring oflS&S. Wherever winter wheat is
grown extensively, prospects of. an extraordi
nary crop are reported. From the Provinoe as
a whole, reports regarding the clover crop are
bad, the early spring having been against the
plant. ' .
A dock trial was given the starboard
engine of the 17. S. cruiser Baltimore, now in
course of completion at Cramp Son's ship
yards, Philadelphia, yesterday. A speed of
over 50 revolutions per minute was ma intained
from 8 a.m. to 6 p. k., on a steam pressure of
95 pounds. The engine was also operated to
day and on Friday and Saturday the port
engines will be .worked. Only two of the
boilers were in use yesterday and the test is re
garded as satisfactory in every detail.
The President has commuted'to. ten jrears'
Imprisonment the sentence of death imposed
in the case of Grace Smallwood. colored, con
victed in the District of Columbia of the
murder of her infant child. He has also
granted a pardon in the case of John Alaska,
an Indian convicted of resisting an officer and
sentenced to sixyears' imprisonment in Wash
ington Territory. The application for pardon
in the case of Joseph White and Shannon Fos
ter, convicted in Arkansas of manslaughter, is
Fierce forest fires are burning in Northern
Wisconsin, cast of Gogebic Lake. Several rail
way stations have been burned, and reports
from the Vermillion Range state that all the
towns in that vicinity are surrounded by
names. Great damage has been done to tim
ber. All the telegraph wires from there to Du
luth have been down for two days. Stephen
Carpenter, aged 62, while fighting the flames on
his premises in Madison. Mich., Tuesday, was
overcome and died of suffocation before assist
ance could reach him.
Judge Barrett, in the New York Supreme
Court yesterday, granted Attorney General
Tabor permission to bring suit in the name of
the people of the State of New York against
the Electric Sugar Refining Company lor the
dissolution of the corporation, the annulment
of its existence, the enjoining of the corpora
tion from acting further, and for the appoint
ment of a receiver of Its property. The mov
ing papers were affidavits by Lawson N. Fuller,
which set forth that the corporation did not
effect the purposes for which it was formed
within the prescribed time.
At 9J5 o'clock yesterday morning the
steam boiler In the rear basement at 212 West
Seventh street. New York city, occupied by
the Spooner Manufacturing Company, ex
ploded. Daniel Clupka, a German laborer, 25
years old, who was attending to the boiler, was
killed on the spot. Three hundred girls were
at work in the upper stories of the same build
ing, and when the report of the explosion was
beard there was a scene of the most terrible ex
citement. It seemed as if a panic was unavoid
able. Through the coolness of a few who in
fluenced the rest, the panic was averted.
I Would Have Been Dead.
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the way I was going. I bad chronic bronchitis
and a weakness of my left lnng that was fast
approaching consumption. I conghed and bad
great pressure and tightness across my lungs,
with pain about my shoulder blades. My ap
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of gas from ray stomach all the time. I doctored
with the best doctors I could hear of, but was
fast getting worse. My kidneys also became
diseased. I had pain across my back, bloating
of the bowels, and the water was highly col
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melancholy and discouraged and thought I
could not live Finally I began treatment with
the physicians of the Polypathia Medical and
Surgical Institute, who are specialists for
chronic disease, and although confined to the
bed when I commenced treatment, and am 66
vears old, my Improvement was very rapid, and
I feel that these physicians have saved my life.
I am getting stronger every day and feel almost
like a young man again.
G2 Marcellus St.. Syracuse. N. Y."
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