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-ME MARKET BASKET.
.-vFrfiit and Vegetables roBig Supply
:'-. and Drifting Down.
"FISH IN GOOD SDPPLY AND DEMAND
f Decoration Teel: Brings Immense Orders
Bi to Florists.
OF SPEING CHICKEKS
Office of FirrsBtma Dispatch, 1
Mf FBIDAY. May 81, l&S. J
"?&. week of cool weather such as re hare
jiad has been favorable to. the fish trade.
' . v Demand has been active all the week and
.-..tf prices are firm, though unchanged. A
I" leading dealer said to-day: "Our trade
'holds up unusually 'well since the close of
Lent. Tbe bulk of our trade is with restaurants
and hotels. The slack time with us Is when
people begin to flit to snmuier watering places.
As lone as weather continues in its present
shape our goods will be in demand."
'Decoration Day brought a multitude of orders
to our florists, but there was no lack. of; stock to
meet all demands. Orders from Kittanning,
Connellsrille, Wheeling and a number of other
points In Pittsburg's bailiwick, were received
by one of our leading florists, who reported
that the week's trade in his line was f ally up to
the mark. The first peonies of the season Mere
on the stands this week. Lovers of flowers will
iind it hard to resist the charms of the white
and red peonies, which are now in full snpply
on floral stands. It is doubtful if the graves of
our dead patriots were ever before scprof usely
decorated as on Thursday.
The Feature or frnit and Te re table markets
developed the past week is the increase of sap
plies and lowering or prices. Strawberries
have been coming in too freely for needs of onr
markets, and the lowest prices of the season
were reached to-day. Choice berries were sold
by the crate as low as 5c per quart Pittsburg
...has been the dumping ground tnis week for
the surplus of JIaryl and and Delaware straw
berries. gi ?, Dairy Products.
Dealers in butter, eggs and poultry report no
Change in prices. Poultry is scarce and active.
"PCreamery butter Is a shade higher in a jobbing
jfi&way, but not enough to affect retail markets.
be overstock of country rolls continues and a
very fair article is to be had for 18 to 20c At
one of the Diamond market stalls, where trade
was reported very dull, it was learned that 1,000
pairs of spring chickens were sold last week,
and about half as many ot a more advanced
age. "We do not consider we have done much
rood unless we sell 150 pair of spring chickens
to the hotels and fancy restaurants daily," was
the report from a dealer who does not think
trade at all good.
'In the line of new things on the stalls are,
home-mown peas, cherries and egg plants, the
latter being from Alabama. Tropical fruits
are tending upward. Bananas are improving in
quality, but higher In price.
Following are latest retail prices of market
basket filling as furnished by leading retail
The prices called for at the Diamond Markets
remain unchanged. The best cuts of tenderloin
(teak range from 20 to 25c, with the last figure
for very fancy, which are very often no bet
ter than the 20c article; sirloin, best cuts,
from 18 to 20c; standing rib roast, 15 to 20c;
chuck roast, 10 to 12c; best round steaks, 16c;
boiling beef, 5 to 8c; sweet breads, 20 to 50c per
'pain oeef kidneys, 10c apiece; beef liver, fc a
pound: calf livers. 25c apiece; corned beef
.from 6 to 10c per pound. Veal for stewing
commands 10c: roast, IZJf to 15c: cutlets, 20c
per pound; spring lambs, fore quarter, 15 to
20c: hind quarters, 20 to 25a A leg of mut
ton, hind quarter, of prime quality, brings
32Kc; fore quarter, 8c; lorn of mutton, 15c;
.giblets, 5c per pound.
Vegetables and Frnit.
. Potatoes, 15c a half peck; new Bermuda pota
toes, 25c per Ji peck; new white potatoes, 20c per
ri peck; egg plants, 15 to 25c: new Bermuda
onions, 15c per quart; tomatoes, 25c per quart
box; new cabbage. 6 to 25c; apples, 15c to 20c per
half peck; bananas, 20 to 35c a dozen;
lemons, 20 to 25c per dozen: oranges,
60c; spinach, 15c per half peck; lettuce, 5c
per bunch, 6 lor 25c: radishes, 5 to 10c per bunch;
cucumbers. 5 for 25c; asparagus, 6 bunches
for 25c; new beets, 10c, 3 for 25c; straw-
perries, 10c to l&c; cauliflowers, m toic a neaa;
fcolden wax beans, 20c a quarter peck; green
- (beans, 20c a quarter peck: peas. 20c a quarter
ipeck; home-grown peas, 60c per Jf peck: sweet
aKberries, 20c per quart; sour cherries, 15c per
Butter. Effga nnd Rftaltry.
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 75c to
1 00 per pair. Turkeys, 15c per pound. Spring
chickens, tl to SI 25 per pair; ducks, tl to $1 25
per pair; geese, 50 to 5c each.
Fish In Season.
Following are the articles in this line on
the stalls, with prices: lake salmon, 12c; Cali
fornia salmon. 40c pound; white fish, 12c; her
ring, 4 pounds for 25c; Spanish mackerel, 45i
to 60c a pound; shad, 60c apiece; sea salmon,
40c a pound: blue fish, 20c; perch. 10c;
halibut, 25c; rock basSjSOc; black bass, 20c: lake
trout, 12c: lobsters, 25c; green sea turtle, 2Sc;
m&akerel, 40c apiece. Ovsters: X. Y. counts,
3 7a per gallon; clams, SI 25 per eallon: scol
lops, toe a quart; frors, $1 50 to $2 50 per dozen.
La France roses, SI 50 per dozen: Bnde
roses, SI 25 per dozen; Perles, SI 00 per dozen;
Nlphetos, SI 00 per dozen; Bennetts, SI 25
per dozen: Magna Charta roses, 35c; American
Beauty, 2550c apiece; Mermets, SI 001 50 per
dozen; De Wattville, SI 50; carnations, 35c a
dozen; Lily of tbe Valley.Toc perdozen; 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 52 00 a dozen; peonies, SI 25
IlYfi STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of tho Market at the East Liberty
Office Pittsbxteg Dispatch. (
East Libektt, May 31, 1SS9. (
Cattle Receipts, 460 head; shipments,
460 head: market, nothing doing; all through
consignments; no cattle shipped to If ew York
Hoas Receipts. 2.200 head: shipments. 2,100
head; market firm; all grades. S4 6001 70: six
cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 1,400 head; shipments,
nothing; market slow and.10 cents off from yes
Kew-Yokk Beeves Receipts, 1,860 head, In
clnding48 carloads exportation. 46 carloads for
city slaughterers direct and 22 carloads to be
sold: market firm and 510c per 100 pounds
higher; common to best steers sold at S3 87K
3 75 per 100 pounds; bulls and dry cows, 2 5o
8 50; exports to-day, 764 beeves and 1,540 quar
ters of beef. Calves Receipts. 040 head; mar
ket slow, but a trifle firmer for good veals;
transactions included veals at S3 754 75 per
100 pounds, and buttermilk calves at S2 202 40.
Sheep Receipts, 6,500 head; market steadier
and lalrly -flrm for good offerings of both sbeep
and lambs; common to prime sheen sold at
4ic per pound; common to prime Southern
lambs, at S7 769 00 per 100 pounds. Hogs
Receipts. 1,100 head: none offered aliver nom
inal value, SI 705 10.
Kansas Crrr Cattle-Receipts. 2,C02head;
shipments, 1,069 head: dressed beef and ship
ping steers strong and act v r; cows steady;
Etockers and fcedintr sterns hrm; good to
choice cornfed, S3 S0Q-4 00; common to me
dium, $3 253 75; stockersand fecdinc steers,
52 25390: coirs $1 7o3 00. Hogs Receipts,
10,000 head; shipments, 1,000 head: opened
steady, closing weak and 5c lower: good to
choice light. S4 304 40: heavy and mixec1. S4 10
4 25. Sheep Receipts, 246 head; shipments,
non-; market steady; good to choice muttons,
53 754 25; common to medium. S2 503 5a
CHICAGO Cattle Receipts, 8.000 head; ship
ment. 3.800 head: market stronger: beeves,
U 104 40: steers, S3 6004 2S: stackers and f eed
ers. S2 40S3 70; cons, bolls and mixed. SI 85
3 30: Texas cattle. S2 003 50. Hogs Receipts.
'18.000 head: shipments. 5,500 head: market
weakct: mixed. S4 4004 63: heavy, SI S5l 60;
light, SI J04 70: skips, S3 50g4 25. Sheet)
Receipts, 6,000 head; shipments, 2.000 head:
market.itrore: natives, S3 5004 60; Western
sbom, S3 904 75; Texans, shorn, S3 04 SO;
lambs, S3j505 00.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 1,800 head; ship
ments, 1,800 head: market active and strong;
choice heaw native steers, S3 9004 50: fair to
good do., S3 2004 00; stockers and feeders, fair
to good, S2 15&S 10; rangers, corn-fed, $2 800
3 70; grass-foa. $2 153 3a Hogs Receipts, ;
6,000 head: shipments, 2.800 head; market'
strong; choice heavy and butchers selection.
14 40g4 SO: packing, S4 304 45; light, S4 40
oneep Receipts, ?,uw ueau: Mlipmetllg.
d; market strong; lair to choice,?3 00
-Cattle dnll; receipts. 93 loads
ale Sheep and lambs Receipts,
v 20 sale; sheep slow and 10
6004 75; fair, S4 1504 50:
45 250 5 60; fair, S3 00$5 25.
""'loads through: 45 sale;
H l;i.l otters, S4 C5ff.
MABKETS BY TOE.
Wheat a Little Stronger, XnSaenced by
Cold Weather Corn nnd Oat Shaw
a Slight Advance Hon Prod-
nets Dnll and Easy.
Chicago A moderate trade existed in wheat
early in the session to-day, but a quiet and dnU
feeling prevailed later, and for that matter
most of the session. The opening was strong
and prices KS&e. higher, influenced by the
continued cold and rainy weather, and the top
prices were Ke over the closing figures of
Wednesday. But at this advance the offerings
were increased, a prominent floor trader selling
sufficient to prevent a farther advance. A
gradual easing up of prices followed, and the
closing was about the same as Wednesday for
Some wheat was offered, and there being but
limited demand sales were made at a discount
of M?c on June price. The weather was the
principal factor in the market and was the
basis lor speculative trading. Some operators
bought on account of tbe unseasonable weather;
others sold in expectation of a favorable
change, which they thought must come soon.
A rair business was transacted in corn, and
the feeling developed was rather unsettled,
prices fluctuating frequently within c range.
Tbe market opened Hs higher than the
closing prices ot Wednesday, was firm for a
time, but gradually sold off &c, recovered but
then ruled easier, closing ii&yic higher than
Oats were fairly active, but "unsettled and
higher, opening sales being at Je advance.
The market held steady for a time, but a reces
sion of lAc followed, and the close was
steady at ii&lic over the last sales Wednes
day The market for hog products attracted very
little attention and trading in all articles was
limited. Prices were a little more favorable to
sellers at the opening of the market, but after
a few local orders were provided for a weaker
feeling was developed and prices receded again.
Tbe market closed rather tame at medium
The leading futures ranged as rollows
Wheat No. 2 June, 78&7!&77K77c:
July. 76K77He76X76gc: August, 74M74&
74K7ic; year. 7373c
Corn No. 2 June, Z3JiG$iH33lG3ic;
July.31SlK334c; August, S4jS5
Oats-No. 2 June, 22K22c: July, 22K22
.MESS Poke, per bbh June. Sll 75011 S2VT
011 75011 82X: July. Sll 82K0U 92K0U 800
11 87K: August, SU 90011 95011 90011 95.
LARD, per 100 tts June,S6b70667K; July,
7 6507 6o6 72KS6 75; August, SS 7
6 80gi 77K06 80.
biiORT Ribs, per 100 As June, S5 7005 70:
July, S5 8005 8005 77j5T7r August, S5 90
05 9005 82)5 85.
Casn quotations were as follows: Klour steady
and unchanged. No. Z spring wheat, 77c;
No. 3 spring wheat, 7374c; No. 2 red, 77c
No.2com.S3K034c N 0.2 oats, 21J21Jc No.
2rye.3SKc. No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flax
seed. SI 5401 55. Prime timothy seed, SI 2501 3a
Mess pork, per barrel, 511 80011 85. Lard, per 100
As, 6 67X0670. Short ribs sides (loose). S5 700
575. Dry salted shoulders (boxed), S512K0
5 25. Bhort dear sides (boxed), S606 12J.
Sugars Cut. loaf, 99c; granulated. 8jc;
standard A 8Jc Receipts Flour. 13,000 bar
rels; wheat, 32,000 bushels: corn. 436 000 bush
els: oats, 165,000 bushels: rye. 10,000 bushels:
barley, 9,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 16,000
barrels; wheat, laOOO bushels; corn. 199,000
bushels: oats, 217,000 bushels; rye, 3,000 bush
els; barley. 3,000 bushels.
On the Frodnce Exchange to-day the butter
market was firmer: fancy creamerv, 15017c;
choice to tine, 12015c; fine dairy, 13014c; fair
to good, 8010c Eggs flrm at 12012KC.
New YoRK-Flour moderately active and
irregular, closing easy. Wheat Spot unsettled
and lower, options fairly active, with June and
JulrKc lower, and other months steady, closing
weak. Rye quiet, western, 4648Kc Barley
malt quiet, tour rowed State, S2WcSl 00; two
rowed do, 8592Kc: Canada, 90cSl 10 for old
and new. Corn Spot fairly active and weaker;
options dull, Ye&Afi higher and steady. Oats
Spot quiet and easy, options dull and steady.
Hay weak, fair demand. Hops moderately
active and firm. Coffee Options steady; un
changed to 5 points up, closed barely steady
5010 points np; sales, 18,000 bags. Including
June, 16.4516.55: Julv, 16.65; August,
iaS0; September, 1190; October, 17.00; De
cember and January, 17.10; Febru
ary, 17.15; March, 17.1517.2a Spot
Rio firm and qnlet; fair cargoes, 18Jc iSugar
Raw firm and quiet; sales of 80 hogsheads Mus
covado, 87 test, 6c; 870 bags centrifugals, 96
test, 7c; 490 bags molasses, 87 test, 6c; refined
In demand and firm. Molasses Foreign strong;
New Orleans, 30c Rice steady and quiet.
Cottonseed oil quiet; crude, 40c; yellow, 49c
TalloV easier; citj, 4$c Rosin firm andquiet.
Turpentine dull at 38V039c Eggs quiet and
weaker; western, 13i13Xci .receipts, 10,075
packages. Pork quiet and steady; mess, $13 25
013 50: extra prime. S12 00012 25. Cutmeats
dull: sales of pickled bellies, 100 pounds. 63ic;
Idled hams, HJiC: picklea sbonlderr, 5tlc
ard dnll; western steam. S7 07; city. So 60;
June, 57 037 05, closing at S7 03; July, S7 06;
August, S7 11; September, S7 1507 16. closing at
S7 14; October, $7 15. Butter quiet; fine grades
steady; western dairy. 9011c: do creamery, 130
17Jc;westem factory, 7012c Cheese strong
and mere active; Ohio flat, 70Sc
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat Weather conditions were still unset
tied, for, though warmer, rain was threatening
and country advices were not altogether favor
able; there was a c advance early in the day,
when all markets were higher, but later weak
ened off, and the close was abont the same as
on Wednesday; No. 2 red. cash. 7677c: Jnne,
74X075XC, closed at 74c; July. 72K072Jc
ciosea at iy6aizy8c asaea; August, vz($73c,
closed at 72c bid; September, 73c, closed at
TSJfc bid; December, 76H076J4C, closed at7Gc
asked: year, 72c Com higher; No. 2 mixed,
cash,3l031c: May closed at 31 jc: June, 31Kc
asked; July, 31c bid; August, 32Kc asked;
September, 32c bid. Oats firm; June, 22c;
July, 22Jc Rye No. 2, 40c Flaxseed nomi
nally quotable at SI 45. Provisions flat.
Philadelphia Flour dull; spring ruled
steady, while winter was Weak, wheat very
dull; car lots 1c lower; futures wholly nominal;
No. 2 red, May. 8990Xc; June, 88090c; July, 80
081c: August, 79XBWXC Corn firm and
higher, but speculation quiet and export de
maud light; No. 2 mixed and hich mixed, in
grain depot and Twentieth street elevator, 41c;
do., in export elevator. 40?ic;No 2 mixed. May,
40Ji40c; June.4010c; July, 41li41Mc;
August, 42K042Jc Oats Car lots unsettled,
and closed K01c lower; No. 3 White. 82c;
prime No. 2 White. 34c; choice do., 34Xc; lu
tures dull and without important changes.
Provisions steady with fair demand. Eggs
steady; Pennsylvania firsts, 15c
CnfCHfKATl Flour dull and heavy.
Wheat qniet; No. 2 red, 80c; receipts, 500
bushels: shipments. 2,500 bead. Corn firm;
No. 2 mixed. S4035c Oats barely steady;
No. 2 mixed, 25025Xc Eye steady: No. 2,
47c Pork quiet at S12 12. Lard In good
demand at to 5a Bulkmeats nominal; snort
ribs. S6. Bacon easy and lower; short clear,
$7 25. Batter quiet Sugar strong. Eggs
easier. Cheese steady.
iIn.WAHKEE Flour unchanged. Wheat
easy; cash, 75c; June, 75c; July, 76c Corn
dull; No. S, 33c Oats steady; No. 2 white,
26X27c Rye weak; No. L 41Ji41Xc Barley
unsettled; No. 2, 51c Provisions unchanged.
Pork, cash, Sll 7TU July, SU 87. Lard,
cash. May, S8 75: July, SS.5. Cheese steady:
ch eddars. old, 909c
Baltimore Provisions quiet; mess pork,
$13 75. Batter quiet; creamery, 16018c Eggs
firm at 14c Coffee strong; Rio, fair, 1S0
Toledo Cloverseed, nothing doing.
Bnslness and Prices Begin to Shown Re
Special Report by Cable for the American Manu
facturer. LOITDOX, May 3a
Scotch Pig This market is barely steady and
NclColtness 55s. Od. to. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Snmmerlee 54s. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Gartsheme,. 52s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
Jf o. 1 Langloan 54s. 3d. to. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Cambroe -47s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Shorts 5Ss. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No.lGlengamock.....Sls. 6d. atArdrossan.
No. 1 Dalmellington ...45s. 6d. atArdrossan.
No.lEglinton 43s. 6d. atArdrossan.
Bessemer Fig Dnll market and prices rather
weak. West Coast brand quoted at 48s Cd.
for Nns. 1, 2, 3, f. o. b. shipping point
Middlesbrough Pig This market continues
irregular and trade moderate. Good brands
quoted at 88s. 6d. for No. 3.f. cb.
Spiegeleisen Steady market and trade fair
English 20 per cent quoted at 82s. Cd. f. o. b.
Steel Wire Rods Steady market, demand
moderate. Mild steel. So. 6, quoted at60s.
Od. f. o. b. shipping port.
Steel Rails Market firm, demand good
Standard sections quoted at 4 12s. 6d. f. o b
Steel Blooms A fair demand holds the
maiket firm. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 4 2s. Cd.
f. o. b. shippingpolnt.
Steel Billets This market rnntinn.. Am,
with a fair demand. Bessemer (size 2Kx2H)
quoted at 4 10s. tab. shipping 'pomt. .1
oieei oiaiw xemanu moaerate tint market
steadv. Ordinary sizes quoted at 4 2s. 6d. t
o.. shipping point.
TJrT Ends Steady market with demand mod
eratcVlnn of the mill quoted at 2 15s. Od. f. o.
b. shipping point.
OldRaisMarketdull and prices unchanged.
Tees quoted at 3 5s. and double heads at 3 12s.
' "Scrap Iron No change in prices: trade slow.
Heavy wrought quoted at 2 5s. f. o. b. ship
piiig points. "
Manufacturedv Iron This market is barolv
steady, but business l fair.
Stafford, ord. mai-kedbars(f.o.b.L'pool)8 5s Od
commo bars... 0 GsOil 517s 6d
J ' blk. sheet singles 0 6s Od 715s Od
Welsh bars, to.). Wales... 5 6s Oil 0 OsOd
Steamer Freights Glasgow to New York,
3. OS. JdTmjW WilCH AUC&.1UB.VU.
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SPOKEN IN FIGUEES.
The Drift of the Seal Estate Market
Still Onward and Upward.
VALUES IN CHOICE 10CALIT1ES.
Promoters of the Bldrre ATeane Scheme Will
Not Cry Under One Defeat
THE YANKEES FIND USE FOE LIMA OIL
To show the feeling in real estate, a few
figures are herewith given. 3Tor a tract of
11 acres on Squirrel Hill, ?5,000 an acre is
asked. The same price was paid yesterday
for an acre on Herron Hill. For large lots
adjacent to the first mentioned locality $70
a front foot is demanded. For land near
the proposed reservoir of the Wilbinsburg
water works $3,000 an acre is considered a
lair price. For the Singer property, about
30 acres, near Wilkinsburg, it is under
stood that $3,000 an acre would be accepted.
These districts, together with Oakland,
being considered giltedged, of course land
commands top prices, and it Is belng.raoidly
taken up by a good class ot purchasers.
It appears that tbe promoters of the Ridge
Avenue Railway scheme are not quite so confi
dent of carrying everything before them mak
ing a clean sweep, as it were as when they
conceived the idea, or, to come down a little
lower, as when they received the charter. They
admit, Indirectly, at least, that there Is a strong
public sentiment against them, which may so
impress Councils as to cause the rejection of
any ordinance that may be Introduced author
izing the construction of the road. Thi, they
affect to believe, would be rather helpful to
them than otherwise, as it would give them a
firmer grip on the charter and enable them-to
counteract the hostile feeling. That the
scheme will be vetoed by Councils at tbe first
attempt to pass it is almost certain. Whether
subsequent efforts will reverse this decision re
mains to be seen. It is not likely, however,
that there will be any material revulsion of
feeling against a project the completion of
which would, it is claimed, practically ruin for
residence purposes one of the finest portions of
our sister city.
The Aerated Fuel Company, of Springfield,
Mass., have many forges, muffles, ovens and
similar fires, using over 1,500 burners, in opera
tion, in which the fuel is crude Lima oil,
burned by being atomized with a governed air
pressure, very similar in quality to natural gas
and free from danger. The advantages
claimed are, no increased rate of insurance, no
odor, no chimney connection needed, no sul
phur or other impurities, perfect combustion
and regulation; and cheaper than any fuel, not
excepting natural gas, unless tbe consumer
owns his own wells. One pound of oil will do
the work of from three to six pounds of the
best hard coal In forges, and do it better, with
less liability of overheating or burning stock.
The system can be adapted to nearly any forge
now In use.
Tbe local market for pig iron continues very
dull, and prices show a weakening tendency.
Orders are small, and there is nothing big In
prospect. A broker said yesterday: "The
wage agitation will probably keep the market
In its present condition until fall. By that time
much of the stock 'will have been worked off.
This, with a good prospective demand, should
be sufficient to give business a fresh 9tart I
think the railroads will be our best customers,
as they have deferred betterments and Im
provements about as long as possible."
There are 1,300 buildings in Philadelphia sup
plied with electricity for light or power pur
poses, and on not one of these has there been
any loss by fire for two years past. This Is fairly
satisfactory evidence that the electric current
when properly bandied carries no risk with it
But this should not cause remissness in the
duty of careful inspection of large buildings,
some of which in Pittsburg contain from 10 to
20 miles of wire.
The United States Supreme Court has just
made an important decision regarding the
locating of mining claims. A point was made
in a Colorado suit that the laws of the United
States did not permit the entry of mining
property by any but citizens of tbe United
States; that a corporation was not a citizen.
Judge Field, In his decision, holds that a cor
poration is a citizen within the meaning of the
laws, and can enter mining property.
FAE FBOH EXCITING.
Local Stocks In tho Damps Broker Afraid
to &hoiv Up.
There was no vim in the stock market at
either of the sessions yesterday. In the morn
ing the only transactions were in Philadelphia
Gas, 90 shares of which found purchasers at
37. Chartiers Gas was wanted at 4 and
Wheeling at 31. For Ohio Valley Gas S3 was
asked. There were bids of 64 for Electric, but
it was held a point higher. There was a fair
demand for tractions 32 being bid for Cen
tral, eSU for Citizens', and 51 for PittsDurg, but
they were held from one to two points higher.
The large business done by these roads on
Decoration Bay encouraged holders of the
stock to stand out for extreme prices, and they
refused to make concessions. Switch and Sig
nal was offered at 25, and La Noria at IK-
Captain Barbour was surrounded,by 22 per
sonsjurokers and spectators,when he annonnced
the market open in the afternoon. It was even
more apathetic than in the morning, the only
sile being fonr shares of Philadelphia Gas at
Siii. The other gasserswere stronger. Trac
tions were weaker. Electric could have been
sold at 63, bnt holders had higher views.
f lttsuurg, Aiiegneny ana aiancnester passen
ger Railway stock continued its upward move
ment, 225 being offered for it, but its prospects
as a dividend earner were considcrLd too good
to let it go at that price. Switch and Signal
tell off half a point, and Pleasant Valley was
fractionally weaker. Bids, offers and sales
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
50 .... SO ....
S3 25 30
VH Z!H SIX 31H
X .... ilg S24
'.'". '.'.'.'. 61 "68
S!K 321f 32 J
63X TOjJ 69 70
51 S 51 53
200 .... 193
.... ' .... 33S ....
22 22Sf 24 22
l)i 1M 1M l3
S4 i 63V MM
25 .. H)$
Commercial N. Bank..
Fifth Avenue Bank.. .
Knterprlse bavin grs. A.
Fidelity Title &'l. Co.
K. K. L. and Trust Co.
Chartiers VaU Gas Co.
Ohio Valley Gas
Wheeling Cias Uu
Nat. Gas Co. or W. Va.
People's Ji G & 1 Co..
Washington Oil Co....
Pleasant Vallev K.R...
Pitts., Alle. ft Han....
P. W. K. K. pref....
l.a Noria Mining Co...
U. bwltcli & Slmal Co.
At tbe first call 90 shares of Philadelphia Gas
soldat37K. In the afternoon 4 shares of the
same stock brought 3.
The total sales of stocks at New York yes
terday were 285,663 shares, including: Atchison,
30.380; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
4,500; Lake Shore. 3.350; Missouri Pacific, 4,362,
Northwestern, 12,690; Northern Pacific, 12,150;
Northern Pacific preferred, 42,302; Reading,
12,000; Richmond and West Point. 3,760; St.
Paul. 24.635: Union Pacific. 27,380; Western
Union, 16,031; Wheeling and Lake Erie, 8.860.
MEN OF MONET.
They Are Hopeful of a Good Fall Trade
The local money market was easy and.wlth
out essential change yesterday. Routine busi
ness was about up to the average, hut discount,
ing was slow. Call and time loans were quoted
at 4H66 respectively. The average rate nas fi.
The supply of small notes was sufficient for all
requirements. From present indications it
will require large amounts of money to move
tbe fall business, which promises to be large.
This encourages bankers to hope for tho full
employment ot their funds within two or three
months. The clearings were $2,483,989 74 ar.u
the balance; $337,478 01. For the month they
were $55,865;145 21, andthe balances $9,355,074 26.
For the same month last year they were: Ex
changes, $47,880,765 38: balances, $3,091,601 01.
showing a difference of $7,984,879 83 In favor of
Money on call at New York yesterday was
easy at 22',- per cent, last loan 2, closed
nrred at 2. Prime mercantile naser. 3WSB
6K-Sterltngexchango quiet btftsteadyat$4 Sli
for el-lay bills, and $4 bO for demand.
tf. Si4s, re....
XT. 8. 4s, rer ,
If. 8.4s, coap J., .W
Currency, 6 per cent, f 896 reg,
Currency, 6 per cent, 1896 reg.
Currency, 6 per cent, IS97 reg,
Currencv. Boer cent, isssres.
Currency, 6 per cenv 1869 reg,
Government and State bonds were dnll and
Nsw Y0JU-ClearlnaR 156,106,321; balances,
BOSTON-Cleartngs to-day, J15.9S6.636; bal
ances. $1,829,867, For the month-Clearings,
408,804,792; balances, $45,380,244.
BAMmoBJC-Clearings, JL099.451; balances,
TmLADKLPHiA Clearings, $12,718,636; bal
ances, $2,376,789. t
Londoh The amount of bullion withdrawn
from the Bank of England to-day is 56,000.
Pases Three per cent rentes, 86f 87Kcfor
the account. The "weekly statement oftno
Bank of France Shows a decrease of 200,ouu
francs gold, and an increase of 1,650,000 francs
St. Loots Clearings, f2,461,Z76; balances.
8666,092. For this month-Clearings, $83,738,646;
Chicago Money flrm and unchanged. Bank
A GOOD HAEEET.
Oil Does Well nt tho Stnrt, bnt Weakens
Tovrard the Close.
The oil market displayed considerable anima
tion at the opening yesterday, the feeling being
strong and trading active. Communication
with New York was cut off until just before
the close, which left the boys to their own re
sources for pointers.
The market opened at 83, the top of the day,
and sold down by easy stages to 82. From this
point it rallied and sold nt82. declined and
closed with sales at 82, with a little more than
an even chance, according to a broker, that it
will go lower In the next few days. .
The Dolls Run well, Huklll, was doing 100
barrels pet day. Other field news was unim
Features ot the Market.
Corrected dally by John M. Oakley fe Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened S3KI Lowest si.
HlKhest 83 Closed &H6
Average shipments V-l
Average charters rS
Clearings 4 I,43),ai0
Eeflned, New York, 6.80c.
Kenned, .London, S 7-ied..
Refined, Antwerp, 17Xf.
Kefined. Llverpoul, 6 5-lSd.
Carrying, J.ew York, flat; Oil City, flat; Brad
ford, flat; Pilt.burg, flat.
A. ILMcG k,CQ.QuaJt..P.utj, 8 calls
83 J"" ,.
Other Oil Markets.
On, Crrr. May 31. National transit cer
tificates opened at 83c; highest, 83c; lowest,
82c; closed, 82c.
BBAsroRS. May 3L National transit certi
ficates opened at 83c; highest, 83c; lowest,
82ic; closed, 82Kc
TirvsTTXVX-x, May 31, National transit cer
tificates opened at 83c; highest, 833c; lowest,
82c; closed, 82c.
New Yore, May 3L Petroleum opened
firm at 84c, but after the first sales became
weak on Western selling, and declined to 82c; t
reaction then set in on which the market closed
steady at 82c Sales, 857.000 barrels.
ACT1YITT IN EEAITT.
A Good Day In the Liveliest of the Local
Samuel W. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold to Robert Wayman lot No. SO, adjoining
two already bought, in West End Place plan of
lots. Thirty-fifth ward, fronting 20 feet on New
York avenue and extending 100 feet to an alley,
Reed B. Coyle fc Co.. 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for J. E. C. Dick eight brick houses on Park ave
nue. East End, with lot 100x60 feet, for 16,000
James W. Drape & Co. placed two mortgages
of $17,500 at 6 per cent on McKeesport and
Westmoreland county properties; also a mort
gage of $1,500 at 6 per, cent on a house and lots
at Dallas station, East .End; also closed the
sale of three small houses and lots In Law
rencevllle, near Hatfield street, at 33,000 cash;
also a piece of .ground In the suburbs of Alle
gheny of 12 acres at SS50 an acre, and apiece of
ground adjoining the Washington pike at 500
John F. Baxter. 12 Smithfleld street, sold to
Mrs. Mary E. Floyd lot No. 107, Baum Grove
plan, Bonn station, frontage of 40 feet on Baum
street by 120, for Ji40a
W,. A. Herron t Sons sold lot lOOxluO feet on
the east side of Dallas avenue, corner Juniata
street. Twenty-second ward, for 54,700. Tho
purchaser will erect thereon a fine residence.
Black & Baird, No. 95 Fourth aver de, sold to
John A. Roll for J..R. Fricke a tract ot land on
Herron Hill, Thirteenth ward, containing
about one acre of ground, for $5,000.
Geo. S. Martin. 603 LIbertv street, sold, at his
special sale on Decoration Day, 13 lots in the
juapiewooa r-ars: pian, wiikinsnurg, at prices
aggregating to,aju. oeing iota JLia, va, sy, zu, w,
68. 35. 27. 28, 104, 60, 98 and .
L. O. Frazler, corner Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, sold for John S. Edgar No. 4027 Butler
street. Seventeenth ward, lot 24x150 feet to a
20-foot alley, with a three-story frame, building
and a two-story frame dwe'llng on rear of lot,
to Harris E. Wainwright, Eq., ior $5,000 cash.
Thomas McCaffrey, 3509 Butler street, sold
for Mr. Alexander to Christ Glasbriner lot 20s
100 on Small man street for S750.
L. M. Pennork & Son sold and settled a mort
gage for 815,000, five years at 5 per cent, no tax;
on property in the Twenty-third ward. They
also sold a mortgage for 51,000, three years, 0
per cent and no tax, on property In Allegheny.
W. C. Stewart sold for Mrs. Elizabeth Mc
Combeigbt acres of lind known as tbe Mc
Combs Grove, on Squirrel Hill, for $2,500 an
acre or $20,000 for the entire piece. The pur
chaser was Levi De Wolf. The ground will be
0BIPPLED BY CfcOPS.
Beporta of Damage la the Northwest Have
a Benrlsh Effect Upon the Stock
Market Contradictions Cause
a. Reaction Bonds Quiet.
NEWYOEK.May3L The stock market to
day was weak and declining at the opening,
but afterward gathered strength and generally
closed at tbe highest prices of tbe day. The
unfavorable reports from the West in regard
to the damage to the crops was tbe keynote of
the market at the opening, and these influences
were supplemented by large engagements of
gold for export, beside further rumors of
cutting of rates by the Chicago, Burlington
and Northern made the general feeling one of
discouragement at the moment and prices,
especially in the Grangers, made material de
clines. - .
Outside of those shares, however, the move
ment made no marked progress and the feeling
of depression gradually gave way as the re
ports of the morning were contradicted or mod
ified. The amount of business was small, but
under the concessions in values good buying
was brought in and tbe decline was checked
and tbe market afterward gained strength as
tbe day wore along. The conference between
Messrs. Oakes and Adams made a pronounced
bullish feeling 4n Northern and Union Pacifies
and in tbe afternoon both became extremely
active and scored advances which carried both
to the highest prices of the present movement.
The dividend on Chicago Gas did not stimulate
that stock to any extent and outside of tbe
Grangors and Pacifies the regular list was dull'
The opening was made on a very moderate
volnme of business, but first prices were gener
ally from J4 to per cent below the closing fig
ures on Wednesday, and the weak tone ex
tended to almost all portions of the list, with
tbe exception of Western Union and the Pa
cific stocks. The decline did not tro far. how
ever, and before the en1 of tho first honr the
lqsseslnmost of the list had been recovered,
after which the market drifted into dullness,
with but slight fluctuations.
Toward noon, however, the strong tone be
came more pronounced, and Northern and
Union Pacific became the features, while for
some time stagnation was the rule with the
rest of the list. Toward delivery hour, howev
er, more animation was shown, and after a
slight depression tbe upward movement was
renewed with considerable force, and the mar
ket closed active and strong, generally at the
best prices of the day. In the unlisted depart
ment lead trusts were again active and decid
edly strong, but tbe others made no marked
movement, and Brunswick, settled back a
shade, to 23. The final changes are almost in
variably in the direction ot higher figures, al
though San Francisco preferred was weak and
lost ljf. but Un(on Paciflo and Northern Pa
cific preferred each rose 1, Manhattan IK and
Northern Pacific 1 per cent.
Railroad bonds were quiet, and there was
only one active Issue, the Denver and Rio
Grande Western receipts furnishing $140,000
out of a total day's business of $1,314,000. The
movement In the list was Irregular and gener
ally for insignificant amounts, and the final
changes are about equally divided between
gains and losses.
The following table shows tho prices ot active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dally for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, membors of New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Opca- High- Low. inR-
lii 4. est. est. Ulrts.
As. Cotton Oil. . .... K . . .... wr
Ateh., Top. & a. J.... 46K
Canadian Pacific ....
Canada southern. 65X
Central or .New jersey.lOoS
Central Pacific SB
Chesapeake Ohio.... 20
C.. Bur. & Qulncy..r..llM
C., Mil. fi St. Paul.... 73ts
O., Hock 1.& P 89
C., St. L. ft Pitts
V., tU L. ft Pitts, pr.
G. St.P..M. ftO...... 35
C., ht.PM.ftO.. pr. l
C. 4 Northwestern.. ..112H
C.& .Northwestern, pt ....
C.C. C.41 ...,70
Col. Coal ft Iron J4tf
Col. ft Hocking Yal .. J8
pel.. L. &W. I43
Uel. ft Hudson 1S8H
E. T Va. ftGa 10)4
E. T Vs. ft Ga 1st pf.. 74
E. .1-.. Va. ftGa. 2d pf. 28
Illinois Central 117
Lake Erie A Western.. Wi
Lake Erie West pr.. 6t5J
Lake Sh ore & M. S 10314
LoalsTlUeft Nashville. fH
Michigan Central SI
Mobiles Ohio Mi
Mo.,Jt. ftTevas tl
Missouri Racine 74
New York Central 108'4
N. Y.. L. E. ft W 28
N.Y., L.E.ftW., pref 704
N. Y.. C. &SK.L1.:.
Jj. Tt.. C ft St. L. pf.
n.y.. c.ftS'J42dpr ....
S.TiU. E l
N. Y.. o. ft W 17K
Norfolk a Western
Norfolkft Western. vt. .. .
Northern Pacific 9S
Nortnern Pacific nref. 63J
Ohio ft Mississippi 22ft
Orejton Improvement. ...
Oregon Transcoa 34J4
Peo. Dee. a Evans
jiuiaei. s. KeaauiK..
Pullman Palace Car. 18i
Richmond ft W. P. T.. MH
Hlchmond ft W.P.T.pf M
bt. Paul ft Uuluth
St. Paul ft Dnluth pr.
St. p., Minn, ft Man
St.L. &San Fran 29
St. L. ft Dan Fran pr.
St. L. ft Ban rust pr.
Texas Pacific 21K
Wheeling L. E
National Lead Trust..
Closing qnotatlons of Philadelphia stooks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. lllrt. Asked.
Pennsylvania Ballroad 534
Headlne Ballroad 22 9-18
Baflalo. Pittsburg and Western nil
Lehlsh Valley 53
Lehigh Navigation tlH
Allegheny Valley bonds 114
Northern Paclflo 30
Northern Pacific preferred 68
NewYork May 31. Mining stocks closed:
Amador. 100: Belcher, 380: Best & Belcher, 363;
Bodle. 175; Caledonia B. H 275; Consolidated
California and Virginia, 750; Commonwealth,
00: Eureka 150: El Crista, 1SS; Gould ft Currr,
210; Mutual, 140: Opblr, 425: Plymouth, 1,050;
Savage, 250; Sierra Nevada, 260; Standard,
105; Small Hopes, 125; Sullivan, 115; Union
Consolidated, 340; Yellow Jacket, 875.
New York Copper dull and firm ; lake, June,
$12 25. Lead firm and quiet; domestic, S3 80.
Tin quiet and steady; Straits, $20 50.
London Pig tin Steadier market with
more doing; Straits, 42 0s Od for spot; futures
(3 months). 42 15s Od. Copper Demand is
giiod and market flrm; Chili bars are now
quoted at 41 6s Od for spot, 41 0s Od for fu
ture delivery; best selected English, 46 0s.
Lead Steady market and trade fair; Spanish
quoted at 12 15s Od. Spelter A good demand
and prices held; ordinary Silesian quoted at
18 0s ild. Tin plate Dull market and prices
Phu.ad.swhia Wool The market Is qniet
and prices unchanged.
St. Louis Wool steady and unchanged; re
ceipts. 454,556 pounds.
NEW York Wool firm and quiet; domestic
fleeces, 323Sc; pulled, 2239c; Texas, 14028c
Boston The demand for domestic wool has
been moderate and the sales have been only
1.002,100 pounds, while of foreign grades about
642,000 pounds have been sold. There Is a quiet
flrm feeling here, outing to the scarcity of old
wool and the high co-.'tof new. Palled wools are
about the only grades of which there is a fair
supply to select from, find .sales of these have
been made at 3C37c for super, and at 2528c
for extra. All kinds of washed fleeces are in
reduced supply and are held firmly,
but nothing of consequence has been
done. About 90,000 pounds of new
spring Texas wool have been sold, principally
at 22024c. although some small lots of choice
medium sold at 25Z7c In new spring Cali
fornia wool there have been sales of
110,000 ponnds at 17K20c Territory and
Oregon wools are quiet and steady.
Ohio and Michigan fat sheep sold some extent
at2224c Australian wool rules strong and
meets with a fair demand at 8742Kc One
hundred thousand pounds of Montevideo sold
at 28c, and not more than this will now be paid
by manufacturers. Carpet wools are without
New York, May 3L General trade was
quiet during the greater part of the day. In
consequence of the auction sale of flannels
by Gordon, of Parker, Weldonfe Co., com
prising nearly 8,000 packages, though some
good blocks of plain cotton goods were sold by
agents, especially bleached goods. Tbe tone of
the cotton goods market continues strong,
and Fitcbviile -44 bleached shirtings
were placed by agents "at value." There was
a good duplicate bnslness also in summer
hosiery and underwear. To-day's sale of flan
nels opened at about last year's prices, hut tbe
bidding improved and the average results were
quite as favorable to the market as the sales of
Tuesday and Wednesday, about 6 percent ad
vance being secured. The goods were widely
Cincinnati Hogs in good demand and
stronger; common and light, $3 754 50;
packing and butchers', $4 104 35; receipts,
3,780 head; shipments, 2,y0d head.
THE SERPENT SEASON.
It Open Early This Year at Cold Spring on
The sea serpent has made its annual ap
pearance in the upper Hudson. Nathaniel
Lyons, an old boatman who has retired
from active service nnd is visiting tempor
arily the pretty village of Cold Spring, says
that on Sunday afternoon he was walking
along the railroad track near the river,
when lie heard a commotion in the water.
Looking around he saw a scaly, round
body as large as a barrel, which was alter
nately arched above and concealed beneath
the water and laid directly across the river.
The reptile was evidently trying to turn
around, and the channel in tbe highlands
was so narrow as to make it difficult. Once
the big body was raised about 25 feet and a
forked tail spread like the foresail ot a
schooner, described a half circle near the
east shere and churned up the water until
it was n bite with foam.
Lyons says the spectacle was terrilying,
and he watched it with bis heart in his throat
unable to move. The serpent's head must
have laid near the west shore, he thinks,
for he did not see it. Finally, the big snake
made the turn and then sank out ot sight.
Lyons swears that he had not been drinking
becanse it was Sunday; and he could not
buy a drop of rum anywhere.
A C0NSUMPTIYE SANITARIUM.
Utilizing the Therapeutic Inflacnce of As-
oclatlon Willi Certain Animals.
At Iieiuickendorf, a village near Berlin,
a consumptive sanitarium is to be erected
on a novel plan, utilizing tbe supposed
therapeutic influence ot association with
certain animals. A large cylindrical build
ing will be Occupied in the upper part by
tbe patients, while the ground floor will be
given up to the accommodation of largo
numbers of milch cows, the exhalations
from which wilt be conducted to the apart
ments above. A whey and buttermilk diet
will also be contributed by the under
KEAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LIM-
401 Smithfleld Street, cor. Fourth Avenne.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. tts
Lawn tennis belts and sashes.
James H. Aiken. & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
PF AK t HUT II? 'to-morroic' Dis-1JUA-Ktl
LlMlbb. patch, furnlahes her
weekly budget of bright gotrtp .on the current
loaciy lopia 01 ine grtm mnropom. ,
A Strawberry Glut Brings Lowest
Prices of This Season.
lEGGS AND BUTTER ABE ACTIVE.
Corn Iffeak Oats Lower Floor Is Drfittoff
to a Lower Level.
SUGAR ADYANCED COFFEE STZADI
Optics op PrprsBuno Dispatch, 1
Fbiday. May 31, ISSfl. J
Country Produce Jobbing Price.
The marked feature of trade in this line is
the strawberry g'ui Maryland and Delaware
seem to be dumping their surplns of berries
into this market. Upward of 5,000 crates, or a
capacity of 25 to 30 cars, wero received yester
day and to-day, and good berries are selling at
5 to 8c One large dealer said he would be glad
to get freight out of a lot that came to hand
yesterday. No strawberry bujer is permitted
to escape to-day if he will bnt make a cash of
fer. Sixty quart crates sold for SI, and the
fruit was all right for preserving purposes.
New potatoes are drifting downward. Apples
are scarce and higher. Butter and eggs are
active and flrm, without any change in orices.
Cheese is lc lower thaa at this time last year,
and Is qniet at the low ligures.
Buttek Creamery, ragin, 1920c; Ohio do,
1718c; fresh dairy packed. ll15c; country
rolls, 1814c; Chartiers Creamery Co.. 19c
Bkaiss-SI 751 DO.
Beeswax 2sS0c ft aforcholce;Iowgrade,
Cider Sand refined, t6 507 50; common,
53 604 00; crab cider. $8 0008 50 $ barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c t gallon.
Ciieese New Ohio cueese, 9c; New York,
new, lOkSllc: Llmbnrger, 910c; domestic
Sweitzer cneese, 9K12c
California Fkuitb California peaches,
54 004 50 box; cherries, $3 00; apricots, $4 00
i 50; plums, SI 004 50.
Dr.iED Peas SI 251 35 $ bushel; split do,
23i3Kc V i.
Eggs l3Mc ft dozen for strictly fresh;
goose eggs, SOc -p dozen.
Fhoits Apples, $3 J4 00 ?1 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c $ ft; cranberries, $45
t barrel, 5ucSl CO i? bnsbel; strawberries, 6
12c ft quart; pine apples, SI 251 75 $1 dozen.
Fjcathebs Extra live geese, 50&b0c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035o f? lb.
Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Hojiinv $2 652 75 V barrel.
Potatoes 3540c Wi bushel; new Southern
potatoes, S4 5C5 00 $1 barrel.
Podltby Live chickens, b575c per pair;
undrawn chickens, 1012c ? Si; drawn, 14
15c t? ft: turkeys, 15c dressed ft ft: ducks,
live, 00070c pair; dressed, 1314c f) fi; geese,
live. Si 001 2a fl pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Bs to bushel. So 60
$ bushel; clover, large English, 62 lbs, S6 00:
clover, Allske, 18 50; clover, white, S3 00; tim
othy, choice, 15 fis. SI 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fis. 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, 60 fts,
SI 50; Hungarian grass. 60 fts. SI 00; lawn
grass mixture of fine grasses, 82 50 fl bushel of
Taliow Country. 4H5c; city rendered,
Tbopical Fruits Lemons, fancy. S5 600
6 00 $) box; Messina oranges. S4 50&5 50 j3
box; - Valencia oranges, fancy, $7 509 00 f?
case; bananas, S3 00, firsts; 12 VO, good secunds.
? buncht cocoanuts, S4 505 00 ft hundred;
new figs, 8K9c $1 pound; dates, 56Xc V
Vegetables Radishes, 25030c $ dozen;
marrowfat peas, 52 25 53 crate; new cabbage,
two-barrel crates. S2503 00; Bermuda onions,
SI 151 25 ?! bnshel: string beans, $2 00; tomatoes,
S3 0023 60 V bushel.
Sugars have advanced c in New York.
Coffees are 'firm but unchanged. The weak
factor of wnhlesale groceries is flour, which
will have to come down before many days, from
Green Copfee Fancy Rio, 2223c; choice
Rio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo. 2223c;
Mocha, S0Ji31Kc: Santos, 1922c: Caracas
coffee, 20K22c; peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades, 2C2Sc: old Government Java,
bulk, S2e33)c; Maracalbo,27K28Kc; Santos,
2224c; peaberry. 27c; peaberry Santos, 2224c;
cnolce Bio, 25c; prime Bio, 23c; good Bio,
22Kc; ordinary, 21Kc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 210250; allspice, 9c;
cassia. 89c; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 70080c
Petroleum (Jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120 SKc; headlight, 150. Kc: water
white, lOKc; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine,
llKc; ro aline. 14c
syrups Corn syrups, 26029c; choice sugar
syrup, 33038c:prlme sugar syrnp, 30033c: strict
ly prime, 3303ol'; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. MOUSSES Fancy, 48c; choice, 48c; me
dium. 43c; mixed. 4UQ42c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs. 3K04c; bi-carb in Ks.
&Jic; bl-carb, assorted packages, 506c; sal
soda in kegs, lMc; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, per
set, 8c; parafflne, ll12c
RICK Head; Carolina, 77Hc; choice, 6K
7c: prime. 66c; Louisiana. 66Kc
Starch fearl, 3c; cornstarch, 5$07c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers. S3 10: California London layers,
J2 60; Muscatels, $2 25; California Mnscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new, 607c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 45c;
Turkey prunes, neW, 4J5c; French prunes,
8K13c; Saloulca prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c:
cocoanuts, per 100, $6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivlca, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12K015c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12
lbc; new dates, 6K6c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans. 11015c: citron, per ft. 21022c; lemon
peel, per ft, 13014c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per fi, 6c;
apples, evaporated, fcie6ic: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15Q13c: peaches, evaporated,
pared, 22023c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 10lzc; cberrles, nitted, 21022c;
cherries, unpltted, 606c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424c; blackberries, 70Sc; buckle,
supAES uuoes, v?s$gvsc: powuerea.
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Pickles Medium, bbls, (1,200) 34 60; medi-
ults. hail odis, (tiuuj. -a va
.ciureKa. ju j m uuckbut, o uu.
Canned Goods Standard peaches $1 30
1 90; 2ds,-!U 3001 35; extra peaches. SI 6001 W:
pie peacliet". 90c: finest corn. S101 60: Hfd.
Co. corn, 70590c; red cherries, 9OC0S1 00; Lima
bean, SI 10; soaked do, Soi.; string do do; 750
85c; marrowfat peas, tl lul 15: soaked peas,
70075c; pineapples, SI 4001 50: Bahama do,
2 75; damson plums, 95c; greengages. SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears, $2 60; do
greengages, S2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra
white cherries. $2 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries, SI 4001 60; strawberries. SI 10;
gooseberries, SI 2001 30: tomatoes, 8292c;
salmon, J-ft. SI 7502 10; blackberries, SOc; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 99c: do green, 2 fts,
SI 251 60: corn beef, 2-ft can, SI 75: 14-ft cans,
S13 SO; baked beans, SI 4001 45; lobster, 1 fi.
51 7501 SO; mackerel, 1-fi cans, broiled, 51 50;
sardines, domestic, lA S4 1504 60; sardines,
domestic, A, S8 258 SO; sardines, imported,
y.t, SU 50012 50; sardines, imported. Ks,
$18 00: sardines, mustard, S4 00; sardines,
spiced. S4 25.
Fish Extra N 0.1 bloater mackerel, S36 ty
bbh: extra No. 1 do, mess, M0: extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
Sollock,4Kclft.: do medium, George's cod,
;; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 607c Herring
Bound shore, 55 00 91 bbL; splir, $7 00; lake,
52 60 W 100-&. half Obi. -White fish, $7 00 1 100
fi. half bbl. Lake trout. So 60 W half bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c "? ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
a fi. Pickerel. i barrel, S2 00; i barrel. $1 10:
Potomac herring, S5 00 fi barrel, S2 60
Buckwheat Flour 22Kc 9 fi.
Oatmeal $0 3000 CO V bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 68060c
f) gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grnln, Floor nnd Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at tho Grain Ex
change, 42 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, i cars of oats, 2 of corn, 11 of hay, 2 of
feed, 4 of flour. 1 of bran. By Pittsburg. Cin
cinnati and St. Louis, 1 car of corn and oats, 3
of corn, 6 of oats, 1 of flour, 1 of hay. By Bal
timore and Ohio. & cars of oats. 1 of rye. Bv
Pittsburg and Western. 1 car of oats. There
was bnt one sale on call, viz., a car of sample
oats at 31Jc spot. Corn Is weak. Oats are off,
as our quotations will show. Flour is quiet at
qnotatlons, and a drop in prices cannot be far
away, according to present appearances. The
best opring patents In wood can be laid down
in Pittsburg from Minneapolis at less than
So 0 by tbe carload. The cash bnyer of flour
will find holders to concede on our quotations
for ob lots.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 90091c;
So. 8 red. S4S0c
CORN No. 2 yellow ear. 3939Kp: high mixed
ear, 37c; No. 2 yellow, nhelled, S7037Kc: high
mixed shelled. S6k3Zc; mixed, shelled, 35
OATS No. 2 white, ZXKQ'&sx extra. No. 8.
30K$3io: No. $ white, 29Xtftc; No. 2 mixed, 27
ease v , .
Rye No. 1 Western, 7675e: No. 2. 65j5c
UARLKT No.l Canada, 9598cr No. 2 Can
ada, 85S8c; No. 3 Canada, 70fij72c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents,
S5 505 75: spring patents, 95 7580 00: winter
straight, S4 7S5 Uh clear winter, S4 504 75;
straight XXXX bakers', S4 004 25. Bye flour,
$3 50S75. '
JlIl.LPKED Middlings, One white, S15 00
15 50 V ton; brown middlings. $11 5012 6U;
winter wheat bran, $12 25812 GO; chop feed,
S15 001G 00.
Hay Baled timothy,- choice. S15 00; No. 1
do,SI3 60I4 OOrNo. 2 do.Sll 50 12 50; loose from
wagon, S16 0018 00: No. 1 upland prairie. S10 50
011 00; No. 2, SS 0089 50; picking do. So 60
Straw Oats. S3 008 25; wheat and
straw, $7 007 -5088 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10Kc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, UJc; sugar-cured hams, small,
HJic; sogar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 8c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 8Kc: sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried lieef flats. 8c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds. Uc:bacon shoulders, 7J4c; bacon
clear sides, 8c: bacon clear bellies, 8c; dry
salt shoulders. 6Kc: dry salt clear sides, TJic
Mess pork, heavy. S14 00; mess pork, family.
S14 60. Lard Kenned In tierces, 7c; half
barrel. Tc; 60-ft tubs, 7c: 20 ft pills, 7c; 50
fc tin can, 7e; S-B tin pails, 8c; 5-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin pills, 7c Smoked sausage. long,
5c: large. 5c Fresh pork Jinks. 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel. Si OCfanarter barrel, SI 9a
Armour & Co. furnish tbe following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650 as.
oc fi m. leaning, ac fi z. nogs, oc
pork loins, 9c
CLIMBING THE EIFFEL T0WEE.
One Who Has Been There Describes the
VIeiv From the Top.
A correspondent of the Manchester (Eng.)
Courier, who made the ascent of the tower,
says that while resting midway np to
breathe, the apparently bottomless depth
below, the awful height above, give singu
lar sensations of helplessness. The maze of
stays and girders seems hopelessly contused'.
Though the hand-rail is high enough, still
there are thoughts of going over which are
anything bnt pleasant. However, perse
verance is well repaid wSen one steps ont
on to the top platform. A mountain 100
feet high is thought to be mersdy a hill, but
there is no comparison etween 1,000 feet of
mountain and 1,000 feet of Eiffel. The ab
sence of any ground falling away from one's
feet, or of surronnding mountains, gives a
sense of isolation and unnaturalness new to
any but a balloonist or steeplejack.
It takes a few moments before one can
muster nerve to walk on the edge of the
platfotm and look over. Yon must have a
strong head to do that. An apparently
smooth band of metal (though it is really a
network of bars) falls away at a steep angle
to the gronnd. There, hnddled together,
look to be a few skylights glistening in the
sun. In reality these are the Exhibition
buildings, and it takes somo time before one
can realize that that winding rivulet is the
silver Seme. The Pont de Jena is like a
straw, and the other bridges become less and
less definable. ,
The overpowering sense of one's own in
significance for-a time prevents a recogni
tion of familiar buildings. That gilt button
is the magnificent dome of the Invalides;
that stump of sealing wax is the monument
in the Place de la Eastile: the Pantheon
looks like a new halfpenny; the towers of
jNotre.uame are scarcely distinguishable;
St. Augustin might be anything, and the
Arc de triomphe requires careful identifica
tion. Paris is bat a mat in a carpet of green
and blue. Theonlydistinguishablemovlng
objects are small clouds of white smoke
traveling slowly along the railways them
selves not even existing in a line. Above
all, an Almighty silence, which is most oppressive-
The Hoogarlnn Poet, Mnnrlce Joke I, Tells
Why tbe Crovrn Prince Killed HImsein
The Hungarian poet, Maurice Jokai, who
was an intimate friend and companion of
the late Prince Rudolph, says the London
Olobe, has just made a contribution to the
solution of what is still the mysterious trag
edy of Meyerling. The poet's theory is that
the Crown Prince, seeing public opinion
going against what he conceived to be his
mission, deliberately sacrificed himself to
the peace of the world. In support of this
idea he cites two scraps of conversation, in
one of which Prince Rudolph, reierriug to
the floating rumors about his domestic re
lations, said: "I love my family beyond
everything, and tell those who say the op
posite that they do not speak the troth."
The other was: "Ah! How I would likejto
die on a field of battle "War is inevitable,
and therefore, would that it would come
quickly! The longer it is delayed the worse
it will be. Either we will conquer, or we
will fall with glory." This settles the ques
tion in the mind of the poet, but we fear the
un poetic world will require more definite
HE WASN'T DEAD.
The Trouble Was That Thoy Looked Into
tbe Wrong Ere.
A railroad man, "occupying a responsible
position on one of the great lines, according
to a Western cotemporary, was riding on
a train when a collision happened and a
car was knocked into smithereens. He was
picked up as one dead and was stretched
out in some convenient place to await the
arrival of the doctors to officially pronounce
upon his condition. By and bye a physi
cian bustled up, looked at his prostrate,
motionless form and pallid face and said:
'That poor fellow's a goner, I guess-"
Then he kneeled down, lifted np an eye
lid, and saw a dull, expressionless orb.
"Yes, he's dead fast enoughl take him
away," exclaimed the doctor.
The supposed corpse suddenly began to
move its lips. The startled surgeon listened,
and this is what he heard:
"You .blanked old fool, that's My glass
THE STUDY OP DEAD LANGUAGES.
Nineteen Oatof Tnrcntv Young Men ILjveNo
17s e for Them.
. Estimating in the Forum the- relative
importance in the education of an English
speaking man of the ancient and the mod
ern languages Prof. John Stuart Blackie
"While Latin and Greek will never cease
to hold their places in the front rank of
education agents it is an anachronism of
the grossest kind to insist on a prolonged
study of these two dead languages as the
necessary basis for the general culture of a
well-educated gentleman in the latter end
of this nineteenth century; the more so.that
experience has taught that 19 out of 20 young
men who have been driven through this
routine of the dead languages at school in
after-life make no use ot them, and the
fruits which th'eir boasted classical train
ing has to show are in tbe inverse ratio of
the labor spent upon it."
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FOR FORTY-EIGHT DAYS fcffi
of a historical romance written by Joaquin
Miller in hi best vein, and published in com
plete form in to-morrow ' Dispatch.
IE SPOKE TOO ,IATJ.
Revelations WWcb Destroyed FfetMtM
Becallectlom of a Squirrel Pl.
Hartwell (Ua.) Son.:
We had gone into winter quarters ar
Bichiaond. Every day an old lady would
drive out to the camp in a wagon loaded
with cakes, pies, etc., which she disposed of
to the hall-famished soldiers at exorbitant
prices. One day she came out, and among t
other edibles was a "squirrel" pie about tie
size of a cheese. Several of our boys
clubbed together and bought it. Thewdman
pocketed the money, and was waiting oa
some other customers. The men had the
pie about half consumed, when the old
lady's little boy, who accompanied, her be
gan to cry its it his heart would break.
The little fellow was a favorite with the
soldiers, and, otcourse, we tried to pacify
him. He would hot fell as what he waa
crying for. Finally the old lady's patience
was exhausted, and told the boy it he did
not tell the men what he was crying about
she would take tbe wagon whip and wear
him out. With the tears still streaming
down his face, he said, between his sobs:
"Mammy s-s-said if I'd I-l-Iet her kill
dem pup-puppies to make dat pie she'd
gl-give me de money, an' she done g-g-eona
and put it in her own pocket boo-hoo-oo l"
This information came too late, as by this
time the pie had vanished from fight.
Although there were several attempts made
to cause that "squirrel pie" to reappear,
they were all ineffectual. The old lady
mounted her wagon and drove away and, wo
never saw her again.
Our little girl when bnt three weeks old
broke ont with eczema. We tried the prescrip
tion from several good doctors, but without
any special benefit. We tried S. S. S-, and by
the time one bottle was gone, her head began
to heal, and by the time she had taken six bot
tles she was completely cured. Now she hass
full and heavy head of hair a robust, healthy
Child. I feel it but my duty to make this state
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