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$he' Festival of Song Brings Solid
Comfort to Florists.
&IRST MACKEREL OF THE SEASON.
for Choice Strawberries Keeps
' Pace With Supply.
TfiOPICAL FKUirS DKIFTIKG UPWAED
Office or Pittsbtjbg Dispatch. 1
v FEIDAT. Alay 24, IS9. J
i?-All venders of market basket materials re-
-"port an improved trade for the week with the
J ezceptioii of those who deal in butter, eggs
Fish markets hold up unusually well for
this season of the year. The first fresh
mackerel of the season from onr eastern coast
landed to-day, and sold at 49c a piece. They
were extra larce and fine. Oysters are now out
of the market with the exception of New York
counts, which have a limited demand the year
round for restaurants. Supply of large frogs
is not up to demand. Clams are in coed sup
ply and demand.
In the line of fruit and vegetables trade Im
proves as new staff from the South comes in
more freely. New potatoes are more reasona
ble in price. "While strawberries are plentythe
supply of choice ones is hardly up to demand.
There is. however, an improvement in quality
this week. The distance the berrr has to travel
is growine shorter, and the effect already ap
pears in the quality of the fruit coming to the
lront. The long haul is certainly unfavorable
to delicate fruit.
Flowers for the Festivnl.
The influence of the Hay Festival is felt for
good by the florists. The demand for pink and
red roses has been so active that supplies were
not sufficient to meet it. Choice flowers are
higher than last week, but are expected to drift
back again when the festival of song is over.
At the Diamond market meat stalls an im
proved trade is reported over last week, but
prices are like the laws ot the Medes and Per
sians. Th'eychange not though prime beeves
are from 2c to 3c below what they brought a
. Markets are flooded with country butter, and
supplies in this department are at their lowest
for this year. Choice creamery butter, in a
jobbing ay. Is a shade higher than last week,
but retail prices are unchanged. Tropical
fruits show an upward drift. Choice oranges
are in good demand at 50c per dozen.
Following are retail prices of market basket
.materials as furnished Dy leading dealers:
The prices called for at the Diamond Markets
remain unchanged. The best cuts of tenderloin
steak range from 20 to 26c, with the last figure
for very fancy, which are very often no bet
ter than the 20c article; sirloin, best cuts,
from 18 to 20c; standing rib roast, 15 to 20c;
chnck roast. 10 to 12c; best round steaks. 15c;
boiling beef, 5 to 8c; sweet "breads, 20 to 50c per
pain beef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, oca
pound: calf livers. 25c apiece; corned beef
from 5 to 10c per pound. Veal for stewing
"commands 10c; roast, 12 to 15c: cutlets. 20c
'per pound; spring lambs, fore quarter, 15 to
20c: hind quarters, 20 to 25c. A leg of mut
ton, hind quarter, of prime quality, brings
12Kc; fore quarter, 8c; loin of mutton, 15c;
giblets, 5c per pound.
Vegetables and Fruit.
Potatoes, 15c a half peck; new Bermuda pota
toes, 25c per peck; new Bermuda onions,
'lac per quart; tomatoes, 25c per quart box;
new cabbage, 5 to 25c; apples 15c to 20c per
half peck; bananas, IS to 25c a dozen;
, lemons. 20 to 25c per dozen: oranges,
50c: spinach, 15c per half peck; lettuce, 5c
.per bunch, 6 lor 25c; radishes, 5 to 10c per bunch;
cucumbers. 3 for 25c; asparagus, 6 bunches
for 25c; new beets, 10c, 3 lor 25c; straw
berries, 15c to 20c; cauliflowers, 15 to 85c a bead;
golden wax beans, 35c a quarter peck; green
beans, 25c a quarter peck: peas, 20c a quarter
Better, Ebe and Poultry.
Choice creamery butter, 20c Good country
" butter, 20c. Fancy pound rolls, 25c.
The ruling retail price for eggs is 15c
The range for dressed chickens is Toe to
11 00 per pair. Turkeys, 20c per pound. Spring
chickens 1 per pair.
Fish In Season.
Following are the articles in this line on
ihe stall", with prices: Lake salmon, 12c; Call
"Ktok, salmon, 40c pound; white fish, 12c; her
ring, 4 pounds for :Sc; Spanish mackerel, 45c
to SUc a pound; shad, 60c apiece; sea salmon,
40c a pound: blue fish, 20c; perch. 10c;
halibut, 2oc rock bass, 30c; black bass, 20c: lake
trout, 12c: lobsters, 25c; green sea turtle, 2Sc;
mackerel, 40c apiece Oysters: N. Y. counts,
SI 75 per gallon; dams, SI 25 per cation; scol
lops, 50c a quart; f rogs. 51 50 to $2 50 per dozen.
La France roses, SI 50 per dozen; Bride
roses, SI 25 per dozen; Perlcs, SI 00 per dozen;
Nipbetos, SI 00 per dozen; Bennetts, SI 25
per dozen: Magna Charta roses, 35c; American
Beauty, 2550c apiece; Mermets, $1 001 50 per
dozen; lie "Wattville, SI 50; carnations, 35c a
dozen; Lily of the Valley,75c per dozen: Maiden
Hair fern, 50c per doz. fronds. Bermuda
Easter lilies. S3 00 per dozen: tulips, 75c per
dozen; mignonette, 75c per dozen; daffodils,
75c per dozen; pansies. 25c a dozen; Jacque
minot roses. SI 00 to S2 00 a dozen.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office Pittsbtjko Dispatch. I
East Liberty, May 24, 1S89.
'cattm: Receipts, 20 head; shipments,
-760 head; market nothing doing; all through
'consignments: no cattle shipped to New York
, Hogs Receipts. 1.40G head: shipments. 2,000
head; market active; all grades S4 fc0470; most
' sales $4 65; 5 cars of bogs shipped to New York
Sheep Receipts. 1,200 head; shipments.
1,400 head; market firm at yesterday's prices.
New Yoke Beeves Receipts, 2,600 head,
including 42 carloads for the market, 54 car
loads for city slaughterers direct, and 57 car
loads for exportation, alive and dead; prices
-were maintained, and the market closed firm
withacood clearance; native steers ranged
from S3 S5$4 60; bulls and dry cows from
12 003 75. Exports, to-day and to-morrow,
"will include LBO0 beeves and 6.000 quarters of
beef. Calves Receipts. 300 head; market
steady and all sold.including common to choice
veals at S3 755 12 per 100 Hounds, and butter
milk calves and mixed lots at $2 503 50.
-heep Receipts, 4.500 head: market firmer at
full prices. with sales of sheep at S3 505 25 per
iw pounus. ana 01 lamosaito j&Qit ou. nogs
Receipts, L400 head, nearly all for slaugh
terers direct; no trading on live hogs; nominal
- range, S4 604 9a
KAiTSASLCrrr Cattle -Receipts 2,477 head;
shipmernsfo9S head; market firm, values rang
ing strong to 510c higher on both cows and
steers; stockers and feeding steers steady;
good to choice conifed, S3 90g4 15; common to
medium, $3 3303 SO; stockers and feeding steers,
S2 253 45; cows, SI 753 25. Hogs Receipts,
'6,615 head; shipments, 607 head: market strong
and'active; heavy and mixed 5c hicher: light
510c higher; good to choice light, S4 354 40;
heavy and mixed, S4 224 30. Sheep Re
ceipts, 651 head; no shipments; market steady;
good to choice muttons, S3 764 25; common to
medium, S2 503 50.
Sx. Louis-Cattle Receipts. 1.100 head: ship
ments, 100 bead: market strong: choice
native steers. S3 904 40: fair to good do, S3 20
0)i 00: stockers and feeders.' fair to good.
S2 103 25; rangers, corn-fed, S2 853 60; grass
fed. S2 203 15. Hoes Receipts, 5,300 head;
shipments. 1,200 head: market strong; choice
heavy, $4 404 50: packing,. $4 304 40: light.
$4 40S4 50. Sheen Receipts 400 bead: ship
ments, 100 head: market steady; talr to
choice, S3 00S4 4a
Chicago Cattle Receipts and shipments,
25.000 head; market steady and a shadeMower
for heavy; beeves, $4 004 40; steers. $3 40
A 15; stockers and feeders. 82 703 70; cows.
bulls and mixed. SI 803 40: Texas steers, S2 SO
3 70, Hogs Receipts. 13.000 head: shipments,
5 000 bead: market strong and lu15c higher;
mixed S4 304 60; heavy, S4 304 55; light, S4 35
4 70; skips. S3 604 25. Sheen Receipts. 5,500
head; shipments, 1,000 head; market steady;
natives, S3 254 40; Western, shorn, S3 60
4 35; shorn Texans, S4 505 25.
BUFFALO Cattle Nothing doing and feel
ing easy; receipts, 127 loads through, 5 loads for
sale. Sheep and lambs Receipts, 6 loads
through; 21 for sale; market active atv un
changed prices. Hogs active and strong and 5
010c higher: receipts. 8 loads through: 25 for
sale; mediums, ?4 65Q4 60; Yorkers, M 704 75;
pigs. H 70i 6U
CrscnrsATl Hogs in better demand and
stronger: common to 1 ight, S3 754 60: packing
and butchers'. S4 2S4 45; receipts, 2,050 head;
shipments, 2,025 bead.
The Insane Asylirra Investigation.
Chicaoo, Mav 24. The hearing in the
:MDS FOE TABLE.
-& insane asylum case was continued to-day.
S-i Ex-CountipComraissioner .Nelson and Com
missioner Kim bell were examined as to the
jsiy$ system on which the institution is run. out
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nothing or tuiportancewas cuciicd irom i
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MARKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Takes a Favorable Tarn and Is Ac
tlve and Higher Corn and Outs With
out material Change More Interest
Manifested in Hoc Products.
Chicago There was a favorable turn in the
wheat market for holdersj:o-day and prices
were higher. Trading was more active both in
covering shorts and in buying for investment.
The advance was looked upon mainly by some
operators as a bulge caused by an endeavor of
the shorts to cover.
The opening was easy and 14H lower than
yesterday's closing, but turned quickly and
steadily advanced lc above inside figures. As
the most urgent demand was supplied and tie
offerings increased the market began to ease
up and prices receded Jc ruled steady and
closed e higher for July than closing figures
yesterday. June closed about c higher.
A moderate trade was reported in corn and
the feeling was firm. Fluctuations, however,
kept within e range, and transactions were
mainly local. The market opened at yester
day's closing prices, was firm and advanced
ic rnled weaker, and closed about the same as
Oats were traded in moderately and an easier
feeling prevailed. Price changes were con
fined to a Me range.
An active business was transacted, in pork,
mainly in July and August contracts. Opening
sales were made at 1215c advance, and a
further appreciation oi 230c was gained
about the middle ot the session. Later the
market was less active and prices settled back
17X20c and closed comparatively steady.
A litttle more interest was manifested in the
lard market. Opening sales were made at 2K
5c advance, and a lnrthcr improvement of 6
7Kc was gained. Later the offerings were
slightly increased and prices receded 25c
and closed steady.
Quite an active business was reported in
short ribs. Opening sales were made at 57c
advance and a further appreciation of 5c was
gained. Outside figures were not supported
and the- market closed easier.
The leading futures rangea as rollows:
j "XT- ' fl l...r 0',mVAMK3MK..
July. 34c; August, 3434V.Ki4c
OATS No. 2 June, 2222Jc:JuIy. 22V
22&2222c; September, 23Je2322Ji
MESS Pork, per bbk June. $12 0012 02X0
11 874il 8K: July, $11 9212 axgii 9u
11 974; August, $11 9512 02J4-
Lard, per 100 Rs. June, tfi 72K6 75: July,
S6 77K8 S56 77)i6S0: August, SB 87K6 S5.
SHOBX RrBS,per 100 fts. July, S5 82&: Au
gust, S5 955 955 STUS S!U: September,
J8 0O5 92K-
Casn quotations were as follows: Flour un
changed. No. 2 spring "wheat. 8182c;
No. 3 spring wheat, nominal; No.J2 red, 81
82c No. 2 corn, 33Jic ISO. 2 oats. 22cNo. 2
rye. 29Kc No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed,
SI 54. Prime timothy seed, SISa Mess pork,
per barrel. $11 90&U Oa Lard, per 100 pounds,
SG726 75. Short ribs sides (loose). $5 75
5S5. Dry salted shoulders (boxed), $5 12
6 25. Short clear sides (bpxed), $6 12S 2o.
Receipts Flour. 10,000 barrels; wheat, 8,000
bushels: corn, 592,000 bushels: oats. 200,000 bush
els: rye, 3,000 bushels: barley, 8,000 bushels.
Shipments Flour. 10,000 barrels; wheat. 74.000
bushels; corn. 454,000 bushels: oats, 142,000 bush
els; rye, 6.000 bushels; barley. 42,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was firm; fancy creamery, 1516c;
choice to fine. 1215c; fine dairies. 12lic;
fair to good, 8010c. Eggs firm t 10c
New xoek Flour dull and unchanged.
"Wheat Spot in strong demand, chiefly for
milling; options moderately active, c higher
and strong. Barley malt dull: four-rowed
State. 9SKcSl 00; two-rowed. 8SX90c; Canada,
90cSl 10 for old and new. Corn Spot firmer
and quiet, with light offerings; options dull
and tirm. Oats Spot steady and moderately
active; options fairly active and firm. Coffee
Options opened steady and unchanged to
10 points down, closing firm at "510
points up: sales. zu,oou Dags, in
cluding May, 16.401650c; June, lb.45
16 55c: July, ia60ld65c; August, 16.7516.80c;
September, 16.S0I6.95c: October, 16.S517.00c:
December. 17.0017.15c: January. 17.00c: Feb
ruary, 17.1017.25c: March. 17.1017.35; spot
Rio quiet; fair cargoes, 18c Sugar Raw
firm: sales, 1,210 tons, including 96 test centri
fugals C and i 5 l-16c and a cargo of Mus
covado at breakwater; refined firm and in fair
demand. Cottonseed oil stronger; crude prime,
40c; yellow, 49c Tallow higher and active;
sales, 52 hhds; city, 4JJc Turpentine quiet at
3939c Eggs quiet and about steady;receipts,
4,138 packages. Pork strong. Cntmeats in fair
demand; sales, pickled bellies, 1112 pounds,
66Kc: pickled shoulders. oVc: pickled
bams, 1?jC. Lard firmer and quiet; western
steam. S7 15: city, $6 55; May, $7 15: June, S7 10,
closing at S709; July, S7 10, closing at S7JI;
August, $7 14 asked; September. S7 1S7 19,
closing at S7 16 asked: October, $7 2a Butter
in good demand for extra firm; western dairy,
9013c; do creamery, lS17Xc Cheese steady;
choice cleaned up.
Philadelphia Flour dull. Wheat Car
lots weak, near options wholly nominal, while
new crop months were a shade stronger: No. 2
red. May, 9091c: June,8990c; July,6W81Kc;
August, 081c: Corn Car lots dull and
weak; options quiet but steady; No. 2 mixed
and yellow in grain, depot, 41c: No. 2 mixed.
May, 4034!c; June. 40Ji41c: Joly, 41J42c;
August, 4i;442c Oats Car lots barelv steady;
No. 3 white. 33332c; No. 2 white, 84jiS5c;
futures quiet but steady; No. 2 white. May, 33K
34c;June, 3233c; July, 32K33c; August,
3132c Butter quiet; Pennsylvania cream
ery extra, 17c: do prints extra, 2021c Eggs
steady; Pennsylvania firsts, 14c
GTOcnnrATi Flour steady. Wheat firm;
No. 2 red, S081c: receipts, 2.200 bushels; ship
ments. 1,000 bushels. Corn easier: No. 2 mixed.
35)i35Kc Oats weaker; No. 2 mixed, 25J
262c Rye qniet; No. 2, 47048c Pork held
higher at $12 25. Lard firmer at $6 55. Bulk
meats held higher; short rib. S6 05. Bacon
stronger; short clear, $7 207 25. Butter dull.
Sugar firm and quiet. Eggs steady. Cheese
St. Louis Flour steady. Wheat higher; No.
2rcd, cash. 77Jc: options closed: June. 76c bid;
July, 72li74c; August. 725i72Kc bid. Corn
extremely ami; pto. z mixea,ca&n.3ic:AUgust,
SlllfiSlc bid: September. ."E'UfS'.ER'rv rat
strong; No. 2 cash, 25c; May 25kc bid in settle
ments; June, ajjc; July, 2c bid.
firm and higher.
Milwaukee Flour unchanged. Wheat
steady: cash, 78c; July. 765763ic Corn steady;
No. 3, 33Xc Oats dull; No. 2 white, 2727Kc
Rye steady; No. 1, 42c Barley dull; No. 2, ole
Provisions firm. Pork, cash, $12 00; July, $12 05.
Lard, $6 75. Cheese Cheddars, old, 910c
Baltimore Provisions dull; mess pork,
$13 75. Butter firm for choice grades: Western
packed, ll13c: creamery. 17lSc Eggs. 1248
l2Kc Coffee firm; Rio, fair, 1818c
Toledo Clovcrseed nominal; cash, SI 25.
A Continued Steady, Firm Market, With
Some Descriptions Active.
Special Keport by Cable for the American Manu
facturer. L02JDOX, May 23.
Scotch Pig This market is barely steady and
No. 1 Coltness 55s. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Summerlee 54s. Cd. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Gartsherne 52s. CkL f. o. b. Glasgow
NalLangloan 54s. Od. f.0. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Carnbroe -47s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. IShotts 53s. 6U. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Glengarnock 51s. Gel. at Ardrossan.
No. 1 Dalmellington ...40s. Od. at Ardrossan.
No. lEglinton 44s. Od. at Ardrossan.
Bessemer Pig Irregular market with trade
active West Coast brand quoted at 49s Od
for Nns. 1, 2, 3, f. o. b. shipping point.
Middlesbrough Pig While business is fair,
the market is barely steady. Good brands
quoted at 38s. 6d. for No. 3. f. o. b.
Spiegelelsen Market continues firm but
quiet English 20 per cent quoted at 82s. Cd.
f. o. b. at works.
Steel Wire Rods Steady market demand
moderate. Mild steel. No. 6, quoted at 6 0s.
Od. f. o. b. shipping port
Steel Ralls Market firm but business is less
active. Standard sections quoted at 4 12s. Gd.
f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Blooms A fair demand holds the
market firm. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 4 2s. Gd.
f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Billets This market continue firm
with a good dcmanoS Bessemer (size 2x2)
quoted at 4 10s. f. o. b. shipping point
Steel Slabs Demand moderate but market
steadv. Ordinary sizes quoted at 4 2s. 6d. f.
o. b. shipping point
taop Ends Market steady with demand mod
erate Run of the mill quoted at 2 15s. Od. to.
b. shipping point
Old Rails Market held firmly with trade
fairly active. Tees quoted at 3 as. and double
heads at 3 12s. 6d. c t f. New York.
Scrap Iron Demand fair and prices sus
tained. Heavy wrought quoted at 2 6s. f. o.
b. shipping points.
Manufactured Iron This market is firm but
the volume of business has decreased.
Stafford, ord. marked bars(f.o.b.L'pool)8 5s Od
" blk. sheet singles 0 0s Od 715s 067
v cisn Dans, x. o. u. naics... o os uutjj 0 OSOi
Steamer freights Glasgow to .New Yi
zs. oa. xaverpooi iokcti ore; w. Od.
New York. May 21 Followine-yhe auction
sale of 10.000 cases of colored cottoJs, held yes
terday, there has been lncreasi business at
tho hands ox agents of cottorygooas. though
buyers in the market were much occupied in
settling their auction acconts. A further
special movement In bleahed shirtings was
also inaugurated to-cay b a temporary reduc
tion or lie a yard, prices f eingtnado by agrnts
as follons: Lonsdale c; Blackstone, 7c;
Hope. TKc: Fitehville, trf Fruit of the Loom.
B$c: ruiroi tne Lioomii-s, iyc -xno general
smrket was steady, aadlthere was a good tone.
AN EAST END, BOOM.
Real Estate Investors Beginning to
Turn Longing Eye3 Toward
HAZELWOOD AHD SQUIRREL HILL.
A Hint That Country Roads Should he Fat
in Good Shape Before Winter.
HONEY MADE BI TRIMMIKG TREES
The real estate market continues to show a
broadening tendency. There has lately
sprang up qnite a movement in the direction
of Hazelwood and Squirrel Hill on account
of one and probably two electric roads
being an assured thing. This has caused a
brisk demand for large tracts of land for
subdivision, and the prospect for some im
portant deals in the near -future is quite
rosy. This is one of the finest districts of
the city, and only requires rapid transit to
give it a boom. "Well located property there
can now be bought for about 51,000 an acre.
The completion of electric communication will
certainly enhance values five-told over present
The great loss to the business of the city and
county last winter by reason of bad roads should
not be forgotten. For weeks at a time farmers
were unable to move any of their products to
market This resulted in reduced supplies and
higher prices to consumers. Such a state of
affairs should not be allowed to exist in so rich
and populous a county as Allegheny. It is no
credit to it to have the reputation of possess
ing the worst roads in the State. Nowthat the
weather is becoming settled steps should be
taken at once to remedy this crying evil.
County Commissioners and road supervisors
should be urged to the performance of their
duty. Farmers would expedite the work by
keeping up a ceaseless agitation. It would be
shameful to allow next winter to find the roads
in no better condition than they were last
Keep agitating. The argument of the Arkan
sas squatter, that when it was raining he
couldn't put a -roof on his house and when it
was dry it didn't need it appears hitherto to
have been the rule of the Allegheny county
authorities. It is time for it to give place to
practical ideas which will yield the required
Beautiful as the suburbs of Pittsburg are in
their livery of rich, glossy green and garniture
of bright-hued flowers, they could be made
much more beautiful bv civinc closer attention
to the trimming and training of trees and'
shrubbery. It is a great defect to see a fine
tree or rare plant with' broken limbs or
branches in the midst of a fine lawn; but this is
so common in the East End as to attract very
little attention, and in most cases none at all.
To permit a tree or shrub to grow up like Topsy
shows carelessness or want of taste. They
should be carefully watched and pruned of
every dead or unnecessary branch, and assume
such shapes as would enhance their appear
ance. A gentleman near Wilkinsburg offered
his place for sale last fall but couldn't get his
price. There were some fine trees on the
grounds which had been permitted to grow as
they liked. He had them neatly trimmed, and
the shrubbery properly arranged. This im
proved the appearance of the place so much
that in April he had no difficulty in selling it at
a handsome advance over the original price.
Foreign advices covering last week show that
the general aspect of the Continental iron
markets had undergone but little change, but
such as did occur was of a satisfactory charac
ter. The following is a summary of the situa
tion: In Germany, the current ot business, re
tarded somewhat by the Easter holidays, now
flows stronger than ever. The anticipated rise
in the prices of finished iron may now be said
to be in progress, for the South German syndi
cate of rolled iron manufacturers has advanced
itsTates by 3s. a ton. Belgian trade continues
brisk and the market is strong in tone. not
Withstanding some slackness in the business in
joists. As manufacturers have plenty of orders
on their books for the present they can afford
to wait for the revival, which mnst assuredly
soon come. In France, continued progress is
being made toward re covery, but the revival
proceeds very slowly.
The following patents expired on the 21st
inst and the devices may now be used by any
one so disposed: Utilizing tin scrap, C. Hirsch
berg; making pipe elbows, L. C. Goodaie; rub
ber packing. L B. Harris; process of preserv
ing iron, W.H. Sterling; rotary puddling fur
nace, J. Davis; oscillating valve for hydraulic
cement D. O. Saylor; welding brass or copper
to iron or steel, G. R. Meneely;belt shifter, W.
H. H. Sisum.
LOCAL STOCK MOVEMENTS.
Electric Boomed on the Ground That Edison
Will be Floored.
The features of the stock market yesterday
were tho renewed movement in and the
strength of Electric in consequence ot the be
lief that the suit which ha3 been on trial here
this week, will be decided in favor of the com
pany. It sold on Monday at 52. It opened yes
terday at 55 and closed firm at 5tK without any
pressure to sell. Philadelphia Gas showed no
change in any direction, and sold in a small way
at 36. The other gassers were about steady and
Switch and Signal was a trifle weaker, selling
at 2 but it was sparingly offered at that -figure.
Pittsburg Traction was fractionally Tngher
at 63K, at which price 200 shares chanced bands.
La Noria Was wanted to the extent of 100 shares
at 1, a slight decline. There was a moderate
demand for Pittsburg and Western, both Is
sues, at the quotations established on Wednes
day, but there were no transactions, a better
price being wanted, with a good prospect of
getting it Tho rest of the list was flat and
featureless. The sales for the day amounted to
601 shares. Bids, offers and sales follow:
Bid. Asked. Hid. Asked.
Pitts. 1'etS. &M. Ex.
t Ittli Avenue Bank..
FreeliolU liank oj
Mahonlc Hint 53
Pitts. X. B. of Com'co 233
Enter'se hav'g. All'gy
Ohio Valley Gas
People's X U & P Co..
Pleasant Valley ItK...
Pitts.. Un. ibt 1
Pitts. & Western B. It
P. V. K- it pref....
l.a Moris alining Co...
V csiinghonse iiectric
U. bwltch & Signal Co.
Pittsburg Plate Ulass..
43 .... 43 ....
40 45 ,
36U 36M 36b' 3GM
3Uii .... J0"i SI
aiK :3J S3 V
7'K .... 70'i
S3 53S .... 54
160 200 .... 200
2!K i3 22Ji 2
til J M IM
&H 57 56, X'A
WA S5 24tf S5
176 .... 176 ....
Sales at the first call were 25 sharps of Phila
delphia Gas at 36, 25 Electric at 55 and 40 at
"" At the last call 200 shares of Pittsburg Trac
tion sold at 53. 100 La Noria at 1, 11 Switch
and Signal at 24, and 100 Electric at 56.
The total .sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 410,093 shares, including Atchison,
68,190; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
32,900; Dennison, Texas and Fort Worth, 3.810;
Erie, 6,305; Lake Shore. 9,632; Missouri Pacific,
17,599, Northwestern, 33,060; New Jersey Cen
tral, 5.020; Northern Pacific, 3.360; Northern
Pacific preferred, 3.5S9; Reading, 42,6I(h Rich
mond and West Point 11.130; 8t Paul. 70,412;
Union Pacific 14,065; Western Union, 8,670.
A BETTER SHOWING.
An Improvement In tho Borrowing Demand
' Cnttlnjt Down the Bnrplus,
Yesterday was a very good day with the local
bankers, all branches of business being fairly
active, and one or two unusually so. There
was a better borrowing demand than for a long
time, the discounts of one bank amounting to
30,000. Another bank did almost as well.
Rates were steady at 66 per cent the former
on giltedged collateral. The Clearing House
report was large, the exchances being 51,792,
218 71 and the balances S267.442 It This shows
a large trade movement for the season, and
would be considered good at any time.
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 23 per cent last loan 2, closed
offered at 2. Prime mercantile paper, 8
5. Sterling exchange dull but steady at
Si STJi for 60-day bills and H E9 for demand.
If. 8.4VS, tee
XI. H. 4S.S. COUP ....107
U. 8. 4s, Teg ,....129"gt29H
U. D. VJS. COUJI
U. b. 4s. coup.. .
Cnrreney, Opcrcent 1695 reg.,....,.,...12lf
CwrtncyoperccuVlSWrcg 124 1
Cnrrenev; ffper cent 18fi7reg .13
Currency, a per cent I898reg;.., 131
Cnrrenev, Spercent, S99reg Ws
Government and State bonds were steady and
New York Clearings, $120,364,372; balances,
Boston Clearings, $14,060,594; balances, 82,
197,189. Money 1 percent
Phil.vdei.phia Clearings, J10,136,S79; bal
BAivrnronE Clearings to-day, 11,895,099; bal
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
St, Louis Clearings, $3,284,971; balances,
London The amount of bullion gone into
the Bank of England on balance to-day is
Pabis Three per cent rentes, 87f 42c for
HOLDS THE ADVANCE.
The OH Market Displays Unexpected Stay
ins Qaalltles Field News.
The oil market yesterday was a good one for
the longs, and a number of them availed them
selves of the opportunity to unload and swing
over totlje short side. The market was firm
throughout and trading was of fair propor.
tions. The scarcity of oil, and consequently
high premium demanded in the morning, doubt
less had the effect of holding the market and
preventing it from closing lower. In the
present condition of the trade the bulls have a
decided advantage. They are free to do as
they please, but tho shorts are often deterred
from making sales through fear of the pre
mium, which is liable to So put up on them at
The market opened atK83Jic, higher by Vifi
than the close of the day before. It then
.softened a little, but soon rallied and reached
83Kc, from which it broke with a few sales to
83c Between noon and 2 o'clock it sold up
to Wiethe highest point of the day. In the
last hour It weakened under bearish influences,
and closed at Sic. The first loans were at 60
cents, after which oil was offered at 25, with,
plenty to eo round. ,
The Onion Oil Company's Knox well o. 5,
Washington field, was doing 14 barrels an
hour. The Porter (brick-yard) well was tor
pedoed during the afternoon. The Campbell
well was in the sand. It had not struck the
pay streak. The JlcKeown No. 19 well was
doing 40 barrels per day. The McKeowu Ji os.
15 and 18 wells were drilled in the sand. There
was no change at the Woir well. The Galey
Bros, well on the Economite lease was expected
In thn 0irfn1nv NinA nthpr toaIIk arA In COUrSO
of drilling in the Hershberger territory. Gay
& Leggett's well on the Schilling farm was
doing &0 barrels. ,
Features ot the Market.
Corrected daily by John M. Oasiey & Co., 45
Sixth street members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 83JfLowest SMf
Uigheit alJalClosed 4
Average runs 43.763
Average shipments ,7
Average charters S,SI
Refined, New York, 6.85c.
Keflneo, London, 5 7-16d.
Beflned, Antwerp. JGKf.
Keflned, Liverpool, 6id.
Carrying, New York flat: Oil City, S3 to 50e pre
mium; Bradford, c premium; FltUDurg, 10c pre
mium. A. B. McGrew fc Co. quote: Puts, 83Ke; calls,
Other Oil Klnrkets.
Tituvii,m; May, 24. National transit cer
tificates opened at 83c: highest 85c: lowest
83Jc; closed, 84Jc.
Bradford. May 24. National transit certi
ficates opened at 83c; highest 84jc; lowest
83c; closed, 84c.
On. Crrr, May 24. National transit cer
tificates opened at 83o; highest 85c; low
est 83c; closed, 84c
New Yore, May 24. Petroleum opened
steady at 83c, and after a slight decline in the
first hour, advanced to 84c on covering of
shorts, but reacted later and closed steady at
84c. Sales, 702,000 barrels.
- AN ACTIVE MOVEMENT.
The Kfnl Estate Business Picking Up Im
portant Deals MormaBe Placed.
James W. Draped Co. placed a mortgage of
$22,000 on a manufacturing property In the
city at 6. per cent; also three mortgages of
$6,700 at 6 per cent on city and suburban proper
ties. They also sold three lot3 of ground in the
Nineteenth ward, Fenn avenue, near Pearl
street 24x100 feet for $4,700: also two pieces of
ground in the West End for 81,740, and also
closed the sale of a house and lot on Penn
avenue, near Fifteenth street for $7,300.
John F. Baxter,512 Smlthfield street sold
lot No. 79, Baum Grove plan, near East Liberty,
situate near Euclid avenue, size 60x120 feet to
a 20-foot alley, sewer, curbing and sawed stone
sidewalk Included, to John E. Carroll for 12,500.
Thomas McCaffrey, 35U9 Butler street sold
for Michael Crilley to "W.J. Carson, lot S0x89r
20 on Thirty-third street and Brerton avenue
Ewlng fc Byers. No 107 Federal street sold
for Miss Mary Gray to John Limegrower two
houses in the Second ward, Allegheny, being
No. 69 Alpine avenue, a two-story brick house
of ei?ht rooms and all conveniences, and No. 68
Carroll street, a two-story brick house of five )
rooms, witn lotzuxiw, ioru,ouu, casn.
Major A. J. Pentecost is having a good de
mand for building sites in the Watson place
plan on Perrysvllle avenue, having just closed
the sale of lot No. 270 to Hon. William H. Gra
ham, Countv Recorder; lot No. 210 to Arthur
Kennedy. Esq., Select Councilman from' the
First ward. Allegheny, and lot No. 212 to Mr.
Samuel C. Grier, Collector of Delinquent
Taxes in Allegheny City, at prices reserved.
Several residences are to be erected in the
plan Immediately, and great improvements are
looked for along the electric road this year, the
cars on which are running regularly.
Alles t Bailey. 181 Fourth avenue, placed a
mortgage for $2,000 on property In the Twentj
ee renth ward, Pittsburg, for three years, at 6
Thomas Liggett sold a lot on Bonn street 40x
100 feet, for $2,200: also, a piece of ground on
the same street. 1C0 feet square, at a price ap
proximating S4.500. The purchaser will im
prove it at once. Mr. Licgett also placed a
mortgage for SL.5G0 on Mount Washington
property at 6 per cent He also sold about li
acres at Hawkins Station for $3,200.
J. B. Cooper & Co , 107 Fourth avenue, sold
for George S. Martin" in the Maplewood Park
plan. Wilkinshurg. lot No. 170. corner Grand
avenue andrMflla street, 40 feet on Mill bv 211
feet to Fabnestock lane, for $600, to J. H. Wil
liams; alo lot 143 in the same plan, fronting 40
feet on Fahnestock avenue by 93 feet to Singer
street for $150, to James Stratton.
Black & Baird. 95 Fourth avenue, old for W.
J. Ray to M. A. Rca a vacant lot on the wet
side of iLang avenne. Twenty-second ward,
being 23x100 feet, for $750.
W. C. Stewart placed a morteraee for $25,000
on city property for three years at 4 per cent.,
free of State tax.
Baltensperger & Williams, No. 154 Fourth
avenue, sold for K. Q. Bigham, Eq., to J. Mil
ligan and J. D. Allen, lots 74 and 75 in the Big
ham plan, Mt Washington, having a frontage
of 24 feet each on Bigham street and extending
ba ck 120 feet to an allev.
L. O. Frazier, corner Fortv-fifth and Bntler
streets, sold for Mclntlre & Brand, lot 20x109
feet to a 20-foot alley, situate on the northeast
corner of Fortieth and Willow streets. Seven
teenth ward, to George G. McAleese for $1,000.
Mellon Bros., of the East End. yesterday sold
D. R. Crawford lot 26x187 on Fairmount ave
They Encounter a Setback and Close at
Fractionally Lower Prices Features
of a Busy Day In Wall Street
New York, May 24. The stock market,
after a continuance of the extra strength of
the past few days, met with a setback in the
afternoon. A reaction of moderate extent was
brought about, the final prices being generally
fractionally lower than those of last evenlnc.
The brokers and professionals have been
talking and working for a reaction the past
three days, but the impetus of the upward
movement was so great that all the hammering
was of no avail. This morning there was a re
newal of the heavy buying of the past few
days and tho transactions were larger than at
any time yet though the increaso was most in
St Paul and Atchison.
In "the latter stock there were renorts that
the net earnings for Anrll wnnld slinw .in In
crease of abont $300,000; and the earnings of St '
paui lor me iniru wees m May, reported tins
morning, showed a gain of oyer $50,000. St
Paul advanced to 74 and Atchison to 47.
with the others following. Jersey Central took
a spurt and later Missouri Pacific and North
western moved up materially. The engagement
of about $3,600,000 gold for export however,
brought the bulls face to face with the Clanger
ot an advance in the rates for money and the
evidence of the recent sales for foreign ac
count especially in St Paul and Transconti
nental. The bears took courage and, the buying
slacking off. there w is a change in the temper
of the speculation, rnd, the market became
more quiet and prices yielded to the pressure
ot heavy realizing sales. Jersey Central was
the first to drop, and it lost all ot Its forenoon's
advance. Weakness developed In several of
the specialties and the leaders sagged off,
though the fluctuations were made within the
- MAT 25, 1889.
narrowest limits, as a rale, until near delivery
hour, when there was a, sudden upward spurt
in Manhattan, which, however, had no effect
upon the remainder of the list as the Grangers
and Coalers became weaker in the last bour
and generally closed at the lowest prices of the
day. whlcn, however, were but slightly changed
from the opening figures.
Among the low priced shares there were some
wide movements, and San Francisco common
was specially strong, as were also Denver;
Texas and Forth Worth and Kingston and
Pembroke. The close was heavy and active.
In the unlisted department there was less ani
mation, though lead trusts, sugar trusts and
Cotton Oil were largely dealt lrr, the first named
showing marked strength, but among the others
there was no feature, thunirh Brunswick was
more active at slightly higher figures. The
final figures almost invariably show declines of
small fractions, but the only Important loss was
1 per cent in Oregon Transcontinental.
Railroad bonds were less active and a smaller
number of issues were deal in, with only one
active bond, Fort Worth and Denver. The
tone of the market was firm to strong, but the
changes in quotations are small and unim
portant, except In a few cases.
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dally for The Dispatcui by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth svenue:
Am. Cotton Oil 56Vi
AtCil., lop. & a. K..,. JB 47H
Canada Southern UK 54
Central or.New jcrsey.lOlJi 102X
CentraiPacinc. 35 33H
Chesapeake A Ohio ... ISM WA
C . Bnr. A Onlnev ...103 103M
ZiH 18 .
L tt, illt. &, St Paul.... 73" 74
u., Jin., bt. P.. pr....jia4 i"
C, Itock L & P 90,4 100
C, St. h. & Pitts
C, st. L. i. Pitts, pr.
C. St. P.. il. S O...... 37 J7
C, Sit. P., 31. A O.. pr. 9 H WK
C Northwestern.. ..lilt J12M
c. v. c&i esM em
Col. Coal iron.,
COI. ft Hocking Vat .. U4 Wi
Ucl.. L. A W... MS M3H
Uel. ft Undson 140'4 1H
Denver &Klol 17 17
Denver ft Rio u., nr.
E.T.. V. Alia.
E.T.,Va. AUalst pf.. ...
K 1.. Va. & Ga. 2d pf. UH
Lake trie estcrn.. 18 1K
Lake Erie A West. pr.. 59 S9S,
Lake Shore A 31. S. . ... 105H 1C5H
LonlsvlUeAMashvllle. iSH V3H
Michigan Central 0 W
llo., K. JLTexas
Mlsonrl Paclflc 74 75
Hew York Central lOSiJ 10SX
. Y.. L. E. A W 29H tSH
H. Y., 1,. E. AW., pref 70 71
X Y.. C. ASt L 16 16X
... iX &suh.vr.
XY.. C. ASt.L.2dpf 37! 37H
H. YiN. E 45)a 46K
. Y.. O. W WH 16&
Norffllt A VABtrn.Tlf. ...
Northern Pacl! 2&H
ortnern PacWc nref. 64
Ohio A Mississippi... . ZZtf
Oregon improvement ....
Oregon Transcon .16
Peo. Dec. AKvani rH
Phlladel. A Reading.. T,-i
Pullman Palace Car.. .191
Richmond A W. P. T.. MX
Richmond A W.P.T.pf 83J,
bt. Paul A Dulutu .17
St. Paul A Duluth pr.. 86
St. p., Minn. A Man.. .103
St.L. ASan Fran 22
bt. L. A Ban Fran pr.. 59
St. 1,. A San F.lst pf.
Texas Pacific 221
Wabash preferred 3SH
Western Union S7
Wheeling A L. K 66H
National Lead Trust.. 23
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by WhitnerA Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Kew York: Stock Ex
change. BM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Railroad S3 534
Reading Railroad 234 23 3-10
liu&alo. Pittsburg and Western 11!
Lehigh Valley 53X B33(
lehlgh .Navigation I a M
Allegheny Valley bonds 1134
Northern Paclflc 28 234
Northern Paclnc preferred C3X ezh
Atcli. A Tod.. 1st 7s. 103 Wis. Central, com. .. l"3f
Atch.ATop.lt it.. 46 Wis. Central pi".... 42
Boston A Albany.. .214 tllonezMgCo(new). 1
Boston A Maine. ....1854 Calumet A Heels. ...215
C. 11. A 102Js rranKUn 10
Clnn. ban. A CI eve. 24V Huron 1.4
Eastern R. R 84H O'reola. 94
FlIntAPereM. nrd. 89 1'ewahic (new) 2
K.O..St.J.AC.B. 78.123 Uulncy 51
Mexican Cen. com.. Ui Ben Telephone 2424
-N. Y. ANewEng... 45H Boston Land 64
N. Y. AN. E.7S....1ZTX Water Power 7
Old Colony...- 1754 Tamarack 103
New YORE. May 24. Amador, 100: Caledonia,
S. H.. 310: Crown Point, 365: Consolidated Cali
fornia and Virginia, 762; Commonwealth. 4S0;
Dunkm. 120: Deadwood. 100; Eureka Consoli
dated, 170: El Cristo. 120: Gould A Curry, 240;
Hale & Norcross, 450; Homestake, 775; Horn
Silver. 100; Iron Silver, 175; Mexican, 365; Mu
tual, 140; Mono, 150; North Belle Isle. 135; New
Commonwealth, 3,400: Ophir, 460; Plymouth,
1.025; Savage, 2S0; Standard, 100: Sullivan, ISO?
Union Consolidated. 3C0; Yellow Jacket 400.
PnrxADELPniA Fine fleeces in improved
demand. Prices unchanged.
St. Louis Wool steady and firm for choice
medium, but slow for Inferior.
New York Wool quiet and firmer; domestic
fleeces, 323Sc;pulled,$2 342 39: Texas, Z729c.
"Boston There has been more doing in wool
and a somewhat firmer feeling prevails, owing
to small stocks here and continued strong mar
kets in the West Prices are not chanced,
however, and no advance can bo obtained.
Sales of the week amount to 1,924 500 pounds
of all kinds. A considerable line of new spring
California has been sold at 1620c, and some
small sales of new Texas wool are reported. A
choice lot of new medium Utah sold at 2324c
All kinds of washed fleeces have been very
quiet Pulled wool has been active, with sales of
519.700 pounds reported, inclnding super at 32
37c, and extra at 2530c Combing wool, 3910c.
Oregon wool has been quite active, with sales
of eastern at 16019c. Foreign wool has been
quiet and firm.
ONTO WAY'S 0KIGIN.
The Interesting Story Back of an Ordi
nance Virgin Alley's RcchrlstcnluB A
Noted Group of Politicians.
A number of people have been wondering
at the origin of the name "Onto way," the
proposed substitute for the name of "Virgin
alley. An investigation as to the origina
tor of the name brought a Dispatch re
porter to Mr. John .Neeb, who told the fol
"A good many years ago, there was a
clique of politicians loafing in the Mayor's
office every night, and old Dick Fulton, the
lather of ex-Mayor Fulton, was one of the
party. 1 was another. John Doyle, the
Depnty Sheriff, was another. But there
were a good many more of ns who used to
pass away the long evenings by telling
stories and yarns of all kinds and com
plexions. "Old Dick Fulton was a great man to re
late yarns, but the particular thing which
made them more interesting was the wajr in
which he told them. The old man had an
impediment in his speech, and he stnttered
a little, so whenever he became excited dur
ing his narrative it was difficult for him to,
express himself as quickly as he would like
to. "Whenever such a difficulty confronted
him his remark invariably was: 'Onto don't
you know?' He really meant to say, 'And
don't you know,' but he never got it out
"From that time the word 'onto' became
a bye word with all of us, until we called
our little congregation in the evening the
'Onto Club. Since then the clnb has died
out, bnt the name has still clung to the men
who formerly constituted it, and when I
framed the ordinauce to change the name of
Virgin alley, I thought it would be a good
way of immortalizing our old club."
New Books nt tho Library.
The following new books have been
shelved at the Pittsburg Library:
"Lives of Twelve Good Men." DeanBurgon;
"The Social Influence of Christianity," Dr.
Hill; "Folk-Lore of Plants," T. F. Dver;
"Counter Currents." by the author of "Jtis
tina' "Esther Dennison."' A. Sargeant; "Dr.
Rameau," Georges 01lnet;'"Once Again," Mrs.
Forrester; "A Dangerous Catspaw." D. Christie
Murray: "The Cost of a Lie." Mrs. Cameron;
"Red Carl," J.J. Messmer; "Beechcroft at
Rocktone." C. M. Yonge: "A Happy Find."
Madame Gagnebln; "Cecil's Knight,' E. B.
Judge Acheson called at the Soard of
Viewers' office yesterday and said he was
opposed to the widening of Diamond street
He owns valuable property on the thor
oughfare. PflllOT I ICC of England and the venon
bUUo I LlrC alhabtUof Queen Victoria,
together with the dutits o fier maids of honor
and attendant, is graphically described in to
monovs Dispatch by Mrs. Alexander,
Ohio Cheese and ggs Weakenin?-
Batter Active and Firm.
CHOICE STBAWBEfcRIESIN DEMAND
Coffee Options' Becover lost Ground Tea3
CEREALS SHOW LITTLE ANIMATION
Office os Pittsburg Dispatch. 1
Friday. May 24. 18S9. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Eggs are lower and quiet Sales are reported
at 13c. The drift is downward. The same is
true of Ohio cheese. Creamery butter is in
good demand and "firm. Strawberries are in
good supply and a choice article brings outside
prices. The bulk, however, is in poor condition
and moves slowly. It is much easier to sell the
choice article at 15c than lower grades. at 10c
Friday has been the most active day of the
week in general produce lines. This was evi
denced both by the words and smiling faces of
the Liberty street merchants.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 1920c; Ohio do,
1718c; fresh dairy packed, 1415c; country
rolls, 134314c; Chanters Creamery Co., 19a
Beaks 1 751 9a
Beeswax 2830c'il tt forcholce;lowgrade,
CIDER Sand refined, J6 507 60; common,
$3 5U4 00; crab cider, $8 00&3 60 $) barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c $ gallon.
Cheese New Ohio cheese, 8c: New York,
new. 10llc: Limburger, 910c; domestic
Sweltzer cheese, 912c.
Dried Peas SI 261 33 1 bushel; split do,
2K03KC 11 ft.
Eggs 13Uc doen for strictly fresh;
goose eggs, 30c fl dozen.
FRUITS Apples, $2 603 50 fl barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c fl ft; cranberries, ft5
fl barrel, 50c$l w bushel: strawberrle iwa
16c f) quart; pine apples SI 2j1 75 f) dozen.
Feathers Extra live geese, &0j60c; No. 1
do, -IOJ5c; mixed lots, 3035c fl tt.
Honey New crop, 16&'17c: buckwheat, 13
Homistt S2 65Z 7.5 fl barrel.
Potatoes 3510c fl bushel; Bermuda pota
toes, 58 003 60 ft barrel; new Southern pota
toes, $5 005 60 f) barrel.
Poultry Live chickens, t575c per pair;
undrawn chiokens, 1012c fl tt; drawn, H
15c f) ft: turkeys. lS20c dressed fl &; ducks,
live, 6O70c fl pair; dressed, 1314c fl tt; geese,
live, 31 001 2a fl pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel. So 60
P bushel: clover, largo English, 62 tts, S6 00;
clover, Alisker?8 60; clover, white, $9 00; tim
othy, choice. 15 tts. $1 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 as, vuc; blue grass, lancy. n tts, si uu:
orchard grass, 14 tts $1 65; red top. 14 tts, SI 25;
millet 50 tt', SI 00; German millet 50 tts.
SI 50; Hungarian grass. 60 tts. SI 00; lawn
grass mixture of fine grasses, 82 60 f) bushel of
14 Sis. ,
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy. S5 500
6 00 fl box; Messina oranges. $4 505 50 fl
box; Valencia oranges, fancy, V 509 00 fl
case; bananas, 12 50, firsts; SI 50. good secunds,
fl bunch: cocoannts, $4 505 00 f) hundred;
new figs, SK9c fl pound; dates, 6Kc fl
Vegetables Radishes, 2530c fl dozen;
marrowfat peas, $2 25 9 crate: new cabbage,
tiro-barrel crates, 12 503 00: Bermuda onions,
SI 151 25 fl bushel: string beans, J2 00; tomatoes,
S3 003 50 fl bushel.
Coffee options declined at the beginning of
the week, but recovered lost ground yesterday.
Stock in first hands is Increasing, but is un
usually light in the hands of dealers through
the country: A feeling that a break in coffee
will soon come, which generally prevails, makes
buyers very cautious. Teas are firm. A recent
fire in New York which consumed 20,000 pack
ages, following on. the heels of one in Chicago
which consumed 60,000 half chests, sent Japans
up 2c, and stiffened prices all along the line.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio. 2223c: choice
Rio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, lSK19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo. 2223c;
Mocha, 30fSlc; Santos, 1822Kc: Caracas
coffee, 20K22o; peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (In papers) Standard brands. 24c;
high grades, 2623c; old Government Java,
bulk, S2J33Kc;Maracalbo,27K2SKc; Santos,
2224c; peaberry, 27c; peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice RiOv25c; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Kc; ordinary, 21Ke.
bpiCESfwhote) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia. 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 70SOc
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test 7c;
Ohio, 120. 8Hc: headlight 150. SK water
white, 10Kc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadlne,
HKc; royaline. 14c r ,
syrups Corn synlyi, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c:strlct
lyprlme. 333oej new maple syr p, 80c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c: choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c: mixed. 4042c
Soda Bl-carb in kegs. 34c: bi-carb in s,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 5J6c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2a
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, per
set 8Kc;pararnne. ll12c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Hc: choice, 60
7c: prime, SJie&Vcr Louisiana. 66Kc
Starch rearV3c; cornstarch, 57c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10: California London layers,
S2 50: Muscatels, S3 25; California Muscatels,
51 85; Valencia, new. 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c: sultaua, 8c; currants, new, 4K5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 43c; French prunes,
8K13c; balonlca prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c:
encoanuts, per 100, S6 00; almonds, Lan., per tt,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 10c; walnuts, nan..
12015o: Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12K
lbc; new dates, 5Koc; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans. llI5c; citron, per a. 21022c; lemon
peel, per tt, 1314c; orange peel. 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, diced, per tt, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6!4ffl6Jc: apricots. Califor
nia, evaporated, 150ibc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared. 1012c; cherries. Pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpltted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Wfc; blackberries, 7Sc; huckle
Sugars Cubes powdered. 9K
9Kc; granulated,9c; confectioners' A.8(g8c;
standard A. 8c: soft whites, SVtSbJic: yellow,
choice, 7?Wt.ielIow, good,T7Jc; yellow,
fair, 7Kc: yellow, dark, 7a
Pickles Medium, bbls, (1,200) SI 50; medi
ums, half bbls. (600). 22 7a
Salt-No. 1 bbl. 95c: No. 1 ex. 3? bbl. SI 05:
dairy, fl bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, fl bbl, SI 20;
Hiugin s Eureka, 4 bu sacks. 2 80: Hlggins'
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets. S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches $1 30
l !Ai; -'us, si ciubji oo: extra peacnes. 51 oui uu:
pie peaches. VOc; finest corn, Slfjl 50: Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, OOcSSl 00; Lima
betns SI 10: soaked do, S5c; string do do. 75
85c: marrowfat peas. SI 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples SI 401 50: Bahama do,
52 75; damson plums, 95c; greengages. SI 25;
egg plums, S3 U0; California pears. S2 50; do
grcengages$2 00; do egg plums $2 00; extra
white cherries S2 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries, SI 401 50; strawberries. SI 10;
gooseberries, $1 201 30: tomatoes S2K602c;
salmon, 1-tt. SI 7562 10; blackberries, 80c: suc
cotash. 2-ft cans, soaked, 99c: do green, 2 tts,
SI "51 50: corn beef, 2-ft cans SI 75: 14-tt cans,
313 50: baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster. 1 tt.
SI 7501 80; mackerel, 1-tt cans broiled, SI 50:
sardines domestic. Us, $1 151 60; sardines
domestic, s 18 258 oO: sardines, imported.
y.t, Sll 5U012 50; sardines, imported. Ks,
$13 00; sardines, mustard, S4 00; sardines
Fish Extra No, 1 bloater mackerel, S36 fl
bbl.; exfa No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
$36; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c fl tt.: do medium, George's cod,
Cc; do large, 7c; boneless hike, in strips 6c: do
George's cod in blocks, 67Ja Herring
Round shore, $5 00 ft bbl.: splir, S7 00; lake,
$2 50 fl 100-tt. half Dbl. White flsb, $7 00 fl 100
tt. half bbl. Lake trout S3 50 31 half bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c f tt. Iceland halibut 13c
fl ft. Pickerel, K barrel, S2 00; barrel. SI 10:
Potomac herring, f 5 00 fl barrel, S2 50 fl K
Buckwheat Flour 252Kc fl ft.
Oatmeal-SO 306 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5860c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flonr and Peed.
Total receipts bulletined aX the Grain Ex
change, 23 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, 2 cars of oats. 3 of flour, 3 of hay, 1 of
rye. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis,
1 car of wheat 2 of oats, 1 of hay. 7 of corn.
By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 2 cars of core, 1 of
wheat There were no sales on call. There is
very little life to cereal trade in any depart
ment Said a leading jobber of flour: "There
is very little action to our trade, and collections
are wretchedly slow." Witn I he uncertainties
aud downward tendencies of flour the pat few
months, buyers very naturally pursue the hand
to mouth policy. Carload lots of the best
spring patents can be laid down in Pittsburg at
J5 50 and are offered here at $0 75.
"Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 9293c;
No. 3 red. 8SSSc
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 3940cj high mixed
ear 33c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 3839c; high
mixed shelled. 3S38Kc; mixed, shelled, 3
Oats No, 2 white, 3232Jc: extra, No. 3,
3131Kc; No. 3 white, 30d31c; No. 2 mixed, 27
RYF No. 1 "Western, 7075e:No. 2. 55Q5Cc
BARLEY No. 1 Canada, 05g08c: No. 2 Can--ada,
85eSSc;No.'3 Canada, 70472c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices- winter pateBtsvi
SB 505 75: spring patents 86 75J0 00: winter?
straight S4 7oj; clear .winter. S4 601 75; -straieht
XXXX bakers', SI 004 25. Rye flour,
S3 50g3 75. ."
M11.LFZED Middlings, One white, $1-5 00(9
15 50 f! ton; brown middlings Sll 50 12 60;
winter wheat bran, S12 2512 60; chop feed,
S15 00Q16 00. '
Hay Baled timothy, choice, SI 00; No. I
do, 813 00; No. 2 do, $10 0011 50; loose from,
wagon. $16 0018 00; No, 1 upland prairie. $10 09,
f?10 50; No. 2, $9 C0Q9 50; packing do, $5 &0J t"
0 60. 3j
STRAW-Oats, 88 008 25; wheat and ry
straw, $7 007 50Q8 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
hams medium, lie; sugar-cured hams small,
lljc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Jc; sugar i
cured, shoulders, Sc: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9Kc: sugar-cured California hams2"
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c; sugar- -cured
dried beef sets 9Kc; sugar-cured dried
beef rcunds llc:bacon shoulders 7Jc; bacon '
clear sides Sc: bacon clear bellies, 8c; dry
salt shoulders 6c: dry salt clear sides 7a
Mess pork, heavy. Sll 00; mess pork, family,
$14 50. Lard Refined in tierces, 7c; half
barrels, TJc; 60-tt tubs 7Jc: 20 ft pails 7c; 50
ft tin cans 7c; 3-ft tin pails c; 5-ft tin palls,
7c: 10-ft tin pills 7Kc Smoked sausage. lonR
5c: large. 5c. Fresh pork links Sc Pigs feet,
half barrel. $4 CC; quarter barrel, SI 90.
Armour & Co. f urrftsh the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to 550 &s
5Kc; 550 to 650 fts, 6c:C50to750fts, 6Kc Sheep,
Sc ft tt. Lambs, 9c f? B. Hogs a Fresh
pork loins, 9c
New York Copper dull and steady; lake.
May. S12 25. Lead quiet and firmer; domestic.
$382. Tin steady and dull; Straits $20 4a
London Pig tin Barely steady market but
business fair; Straits 91 15s 6d for spot; futures
(3 months). 92 10s Od. Copper Demand is
fair, and market firm; Chili bars are now
quoted at 39 15s Od for spot, 39 10s Od for fu
ture delivery; best selected English, 44 10s.
Lead Firm market and demand good; Span
ish quoted at 12 15s Od. Spelter A good
demand and prices held; ordinary Silesian
quoted at 18 0s Od- Tin plate Business has
increased and the market is steadier.
Swift's Specific cured me of malignant
Blood Poison after I bad been treated in vain
with old so-called remedies of Mercury and
Potash. S. S. 9. not only cured the Blood
Poison, but relieved the Rheumatism which
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GEO. BOVELL. 2422 Third ave., N. Y.
Scrofula developed on my dau chter swell
ing and lumps on her neck. 'We gave her
Swift's Specific, and the result was wonder
ful and the cure prompt
S. A. DeArxond, Cleveland. Tenn.
Swift's Specific is entirely a vegetable
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