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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, JULY IT, 1889.
Wholesale Grocers of Pittsburg Are
Clear at the Front.
GOOD WHEAT NEWS FROM EUEOPE.
Provision Speculators Bronjjht to
EAXGAEOO SKINS IN GREAT DEMAKD
Office or Pjttsburo DisrATcn. J
Tuesdat. July 16. lbS9. (
There is certainly one commercial depart
ment in which Pittsburg is fully up to the
times, namely, in the wholesale grocery
trade. A prominent business man in an
other line, said recently: "There are many
departments of trade in which there is large
room for improvement in Pittsburg, but in
tlie matter of the wholesale grocery business. I
think we are clear to the front, and are em
ploying our opportunities to the very best ad
vantage Wc have establishments in this line
with appointments as good as any city in the
land, and Pittsburg's legitimate territory is
thoroughly occupied by this trade."
A conversation with a gentleman who has
been familiar with this trade here for more
than a quarter of a century, called forth the
following statement of the situation. Said he:
"Our line of business is probably least affected
by fluctuations of trade, as we deal in each
staples as people must have. Business with us
has been larger in volume than c looked foi
the past six months. Margins have been very
close in most lines, but this has been partly
made up for by increased volume. The in
crease of population makes new demands on
our goods, and 1 am persuaded that the whole
sale grocery trade of Pittsburg for 18SS will
show an increase in volume over anv previous
Another operator in this line said: "The ad
vance in sugar tne p.ist year has been the sav
ing clause of our buMnets. Flour and general
grocems have iclded?ery little profit to job
bers. In some lines margins have been so close
as to be on the wrong side. But sugar has
come to our rescue. The steaoy adrance of
this staple article lor the car past has fur
nished a comfortable profit Jo jobbers who
handled large stocks, sufficient to offset close
margins in most other lines."
Markets cive few signs of animation. Dar
ing the months of May and June there was an
extraordinary export demand for pickled
pork, and English and Irish cut meats. The
volume of trade for these purposes was 25 per
cent, at least, above the average for those
months in previous years. Since the 1st of
July, trade has quieted down as it always does
at this season. There is considerable trading
coing on for future delivery with January as
the favorite month. Said a representative of
one of our pork packing Anns, to-dav: This
hat, been a poor season for speculators who
took the bull side in provisions. The
bears have had the inniugs all the time.
New corners into the pork packing industry
cannot have fared ery well this season. Old
established firms will have all they can do to
come out even. We have had to pay too much
for hogs to reap any prints ii our trade, except
oc special cuts, lor which we have a special de
mana. There has hardly been a time the past
season when we could have obtained our own
out of hog products, if we had sold as
soon as reauy for the market. In some lines
we have been able to do better by selling at
Chicago than here.
In my view we are going to have another sea
son of abundant nd cheap com, and anv bull
movement in provisions is bound to fa'il. A
triend of mine who! took the bull side in the
spring, and endeavored to get me to join him,
has i ust u ritten me that he would hai e been a
good many thousand dollars better off if ho
had been as bearish on provisions as 1 was."
Wheat nnd Floor.
The London correspondent of the Minneapo
lis iltllcr, reports Wbather unusually propi
tious for the ripening wheat crop in England,
France, Belgium, Spain. Holland and Italy,
but less favorable on account of drought In
Eastern Germany, Hungary and Russia.
In the western half of Europe cereals will bo
available for markcta fortnight earlier than
the usual time, and a full crop is assured. In
eastern Europe the drought, it is thought,
will reduce quantity 35 per cent below the
Kangaroo skin have become so popular ot
ate for shoe leather that imitations made from
split con hides have been thrown on the markets
in large quantities, and it is difficult to detect
the spurious from the genuine. One of our
leading tanners said recently that he could not
tell the genuine from the imitation kancaroo
skin in shoes unlesi he could see the grain side
of the leather.
So strong has been the demand lor kangaroo
skins tnat the animal threatens to become ex
tinct. "Every oae who takes the slightest in
terest in natural history will be sorry to learn."
says JTature. "that the kangaroo is in dancer of
being extinguished. Its skin is so valuable that
large numbers of young kangaroos are killed,
and bich .authorities .re ot the opinion that
unless the process is stopped Australians will
soon have seen the last specimen of this inter
LITE STOCK 3IAKKETS.
Condition of the Mnrkct nt the East Liberty
OFFICE OF PlTTSBCltO DISPATCH, )
Tuesday. July 16, 1889.
Cattle Receipts, ISO head: shipments, 200
beryl: market slow; no cattle shipped to New
Hogs Receipts. 1,000 neads shipments, 1,100
head; market Arm; Yorkers, H 801 90; me
dium and light Philadelphias, U Cj4 75;
heavies, S4 304 50; i cars of hogs shipped to
New York to-day.
SnEEH Receipts. 2,200 head; shipments. 2,600
head; market slow and unchanged forgood.com
inon Ion er than yesterday.
New York Beeves Receipts, 24 carloads,
all for exportation; no market for beeves, quiet
and unchanged for dressed beef at5.cper
11 for Texas; sides at 5JJc for native stock;
exports TS0 beeves and 2.210 quarters of beef.
To-daj's cable advices from London and Liver
pool quote American refrigerator beef slow at
)c per tt. Calves Receipts, 100 head: market
firm and unchanged at ixA&w per ft for veals,
3lefor mixed lots and 2H4 for butter
milk Sheep Receipts. 4,6uu head; market
steadier and dull ana not all sold; sheep sold
at 3KQ5J4C rer ft; lambs at56&c. Hogs Re
ceipts, 4.11)0 head; none for sale rlive; market
nominally unchanged at $4 0005 00 per 100 tts.
Kansas Crrr Cattle Receipts. 7,515 head;
shipments, 4,415 heart: native beef steers in
in large supply: shipping and export strong
and lOo higher: cows steady to a shade lower;
grass ranee weak and neglected; good to choice
cornfed steers. $3 C0g3 90; common to medium.
52 753 43; stockcr and feeding steers, J2 00
63 10: cows, $1 oOgH 70; crass range steers,
tl 752 7a.tHog Receipts. 8,510 head; ship
ments, 2'; market opened strong, 5c lower,
closing with the advance lost; good to
choice light, $4 254 30; heavy and mixed. M 10
($i 20. Sheep Receipts, 603 head; shipments,
none: market firm; rood to choice muttons.
53 00 5 90: lambs. S3 005 00.
Chicago Cattle The Drover' Journal re
ports: Receipts, 10,500 head; shipments, 4,000
head; market 6tromr: beeves, S3 501 35: stock
crs and feeders, S2 754 00; cows, bulls and
mixed, $1 50-3 00: Texas cattle. Jl fll3 50.
Hoes Receipts. 17,000 head; shipments. 4,500
head; market steady, closing lower on heavy;
mixed, 54 304 CO: heavy. f4 204 40; light,
54 354 75; skips, S3 504 GO. Sheen Receipts.
CoOO head: shipments. 1.000 head: market dull
and Kjllic lower; natives, S3 40J4 75: western.
53 40g420:Tcxans,S3 308410; lambs, S4 504 75.
St. Lor Cattle Receipts. 2.800head: ship
ments. 400: market steady; choice heavv native,
steers. $3 ttl 30: fair to good do, $3 f03 90;
Blockers and feeders, fair to good. 12 103 15:
rancors, corn fed, S2 75g:l 50; grass fed. S2 00
f la- Hogs Receipts. 2,300 head: shipments,
1.000 head: market higher; choice heavy and
butchers' selections. S4 304 45; packing, me
dium to prime, S4 204 4.1; licht grades, ordi
VlJiX..". best- 454 CO- Sheep-Receipts,
I,i00 head; shipments. 400 head; market strong:
lair to choice, $3 2064 75.
JIlVFALo Cattle Receipts. 28 carloads
through; 5 carloads on sale: market steadv and
unchanged. Sheep and lambs Receipts. 13
carloads through; none on sale; feeling steadv.
Hogs Receipts. 1 carload through; carloads
on sale; market active and 1015c hicher on
orkers and pics; mediums. S4 65;" Yorkers,
54 1to:pig, S4 9jQ5 0a
Cf1i?ATI-:Hocs Rrm' common and light,
S3 C54 6j; packing and butchers, $4 3001 4o;
receipts, 1,400 head; shipments, 800 head.
Indianapolis Cattle steady nt $2 750
4 25. Hgs steady at $4 2Tm 70. Sheep Quiet
at S3 006 1 25; lambs. S4 $5 25. P q
Tl.o Drrsooria Market.
New Yobk, July 16. There was a good de
mand for prints and for woolen dress goods.
Print cloths were slightly shaded off, but the
cotton goods market generally continues firm,
with the possible exception of drills, which
have as yet no export outlet, though tbey are
so far fairly well sold up on home account.
MARKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Illxber All Round on the Strength
of Smnller Receipts Than. Anticipated
Corn Also Scores no Advance
Hob Products Tome.
Chicago There was a fair trade in wheat
to-day and the market ruled stronger and
prices higher, due largely to speculative Influ
ences, though the disappointment in the vol
ume of the receipts was one of the
principal factors on the market. The
arrivals to-day at the primary re
ceiving markets were smaller than had been
expected and estimates for tomorrow were
smaller at St. Louis and also here.
There was a good demand for all the arriv
als, both on shipping and speculative account,
the balk of the No. 2 being taken to fill con
tracts. The market here opened about c
higher, advanced with some fluctuations c
more, eased off JsC and closed lc higher
than yesterday, except July, which closed 2c
Corn ruled quiet the greater part of the ses
sion, though at times a fair degree of activity
was manifested. The feeling developed was
firmer and trading wasat slightly higher prices.
The better tone was attributed largely to the
good shipping demand, stronger cables and
firmer feeling in wheat. The market opened
at jesterday's closing prices, was firm and ad
vanced KS'iic, eased off a little, ruled steady,
and closed Jic higher than yesterday.
A licht business transpired in oats, but a
firmer feeling developed and prices averaged
higher. Fair buying orders were received for
May, and prices lor this delivery advanced e,
but all the appreciation was not maintained
until the close.
The market for pork attracted considerable
attention early in the day. Opening sales were
made at 5c decline, but an advance of 10c
quickly followed. Later a quiet feeling pre
vailed and prices receded 1517c. Toward
the rlose the market was steady ami prices re
ceded 57c but finally dee'laed 1012c and
There was less doing in the lard market and
the feeling was easier. Prices were more fa
vorable to buyers.
Trading was moderately active In the market
for short rib sides and the feeling was easier.
Prices gradually receded 1012c, and the
market closed quiet.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2 Julv, 77?S79,$77Ji79Kc:
August, 7oS777t7tc; September. 70
77K676K&77c; December, 7SJ79XTOe
Corn No. 2 August, 35Ji35Jc: September,
35;35KS35635c; October, S52iSJ3835JJ
Oats No. 2. August. 21?ic: September. 21
222IJ22c; May. 25e2oK25Ji625Kc
iujrjtt i'ukk, per dui. August, an
11 10U lo; Septcrrber. til 35U
II -l4; October, siu oUQ'10 4a
Lako, per 100 fts. August, $6 32K6 27;
September. S6 42K6 42k6 37637k; Octo
ber, S64O0U 40t 3680 35.
Short Rms.per 100 lis. August.S5705 62:
September, f-'i 805 tU5 671Q3 b7; October,
$5 b55 655 57K5 Si.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 79K80Vc;
No. 3 spring wheat, 72c; No. 2 red, 79$
80c No. 2 corn. 35c. No. 2oats,22c. Ho. 2
rye. 42c. No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed,
SI 30 Prime timothy seed, SI 40. Mess pork,
per barrel. Sll 25. Lard, per 100 pounds. Sit 27
6 3a Short ribs, sides (loose), S5 G2M5 66.
Dry salted shoulders (boxed), S5 255 37.
Short clear sides (boxed). SO Ou8 12. Sugars
unchanged. Receipts Flour. 12.000 barrels:
wheat. 33,000 bushels: corn. 350.000 bushels; oats.
i4s,uoo busueis; rjc, n.uuu Dusneis; uaney.
8.000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 5.000 barrels;
wheat. 58.000 bushels; corn. 285,000 oushels; oats,
77,000 bushels; rye, 17,000 bushels; barley, 1,000
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was quiet: laney creamery. 1515c:
fine. 1414c; finest dairies, HQ12c; fine, lie
Eggs quiet at ll12c.
New York Flour fairly active and steady
Corn meal dull and unchanced. Wheat Spot
quiet and lgljc higher; options show a
1C advance, closing steady after a freer busi
ness, brought about by unfavorable foreign
crop reports; trading is chiefly in covering con
tracts. Rye steady; western, 5051c Bar
ley nominal: barlsy malt quiet. Corn Spot
active: options quiet and stronger. Oats
Spot firmer and moderately active; options
stronger. Hay steady. Hops steady. Coffee
Options opened steadv at 1520 points up,
and closed steady, 1520 points up: higher
cables, fair business: sales, 69,000 bagp,
July. 14.90c: August, 14.8015.00c;
September. 14.9015.10c: October. 14.9515.15c:
November. 15.10 15.20c: December,ll-95 15.25c;
January. 15.0515.20c: March. 15.1515.25c;
April, 15.1515.20c; May. 15.2015.25c: spot Rio
more active and stronger: fair cargoes, 17c.
Sucar Raw depressed and nominal; refined
qmet and steady. Molasses dull. Rice steady
and quiet. Cottonseed oil dull. Tallow firm;
city (S2 for packages), 4 6-lGc. Jtosin quiet.
Turpentine firm. Ectrs In fair demand and
firm; western, 1414c; receipts, 7,151
packages. Pork dulL Cutmeats strong;
rickled bellies, 18 pounds, 6c; 12 pounds, 7c:
0 pounds, 7c: pickled hams, lljic; pickled
shoulders, !y.c: middles slow. Lard Good ex
port demand, quiet speculation and easier;
western steam tor export. So" 656 67, closing;
at 6 65; city, S6 15; options. August. S6 6&
6 CS, closing at S 65 asked; September. S6 73
6 76, closincatSB 73 asked: October. SO 73; No
vember. SO 576 60, closing at $6 ST asked; re
fined quiet; continent, $6 657 05;8. A., S7 50.
Butter in light demand and steady for extra;
western dairr. 1013c: do. creamery, 1210c;
do. factory. Eg 13c Cheese more active and
unsettled; western, 65i7Jc.
Philadelphia Flour Moderate inquiry
for choice old winter at firm prices. Spring
wheat steady: wheat Arm, under light arrivals
of no v crop at the principal receiving points of
the West; prices of options advanced 1c; new
steamer No. 2 red, on dock and afloat. 81c; No,
2 red, Jnlv. S4Ji84c; August. 8383Hc: Sep
tember, 83S3c; October, 83blc. Corn
Options advanced KKc under stronger re
ports from west, but speculation tame; No. 2
low mixed in Twentieth street elevator, 43c:
No. 2 mixed in do. 435o; No. 2 mixed. Julv. USA
012c; August, 42Kl2ic; September, '434
43c: October, 4344c Oats Local trade
licht, but prices car lots steadily held: No. 2
w bite. 34c; No. 3 white. 33c; futures quiet, but
steadv: No. 2 white, Julv. 3334c; August,
31K4J31c; September, 303tc; October.
3032a Bntter firmer; good, fancy
roods. Pennsylvania prints, extra, 2426c.
Eccs steadier; Pennsylvaniaflrsts firm at 14
15c Other articles unchanged.
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat higher, demand sharp with little for.
sale and a ennseauent advance. The close was
J4c above yesterday, July gained most
'": vT - . . - -T - j .-:;. ..r..
ana uecemuer least, .uo. .creu. caaii, idiic;
July closed at 7)c bid; August, 73c asked;
September, "a bid; December, 77c Corn
firmer: No. 2 mixed, cash. 33Vc: Aueust closed
at 32c: September. 3Sc; year. 31c; May, 35c.
Oats firm; No. 2 cash. 25c; Mav, 25;p: July, 22c
bid: August. 21c bid. Rye No. 2, 42c Barley
First of 1889 crop received was a small lot of
Missouri fall, which sold at 45c Flaxseed
SI 15 bid, but worth more. Provisions un-
Cinciknati Flour steady. Wheat firmer;
No. 2 red new. 79c; receipts.21,000 bushels; ship
ments, 7.500 bushels. Corn weaker; No. 2
mixed. SSc Oats dull; No. 2 mixed. 25c Rye
dull; So. 2, 47c Pork dull- at 111 75. Lard
neglected at SO 12. Bulkmeats- and bacon
quiet. Bntter quiet. Sugar easier: hard re
fined. 9X9Jc; New Orleans, 7,8Kc Eggs
dull. Cheese firm.
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat steady:
cash. 78Kc: September, 7tKt Corn quiet; No.
3. 35Jic Oats stead; No. 2 white. 272Sc
Rye easy: No. 1. 4213c Barley easy; No. 2,
September, 6959Vic. Provisions, easy. Pork.
Sll 22; Aucust, Sll 25. Lard. S6 3a
Baltimore Provisions dull and quiet, in
sympatbvwith theAVest. Butter dull; cream
cry, 1616c Eggs steady at ,12c Other
Indianapolis Wheat steady; No. 2 red,
75c bid. Corn firm; No. 2 mixed, 35e bid.
Oats weak; No. 2 mixed. 21c bid.
Toledo Cloverseed dull; cash. SI SO: Octo
ber, S4 45.
.VVhrnt In Transit Not Taxable.
Minneapolis, July 16. The Board of Re
view and Equalization came to the conclusion
at tbeir session this morning that under the de
cision of Judge Seagrave Smith, rendered yes
terday, they could not assess the wheat In
store in the elevators. Under this decision,
which was delivered In the Eugene Wilson
case, it was necessary for them to locate the
ownership of the wheat on May L This they
could not do.
New Yore Pig iron quiet and unchanged.
Copper easier; lake, Jnly, SU 9a Lead fairly
steady and quiet; domestic, S3 85. Tin dulL
but firmer; straits, S19 eU
New York, Jnly 1& Petroleum opened
steady at 92c but after the first sales the mar
ket declined to 91c A slight buying move
ment then caused a rally and the market closed
firm at 92c Total sales, 329,000 barrels.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she ci led for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clurig'to Castorla,
When she had Children.sbc gave them Castorla
THE STORY OF A TKIP
To Texasj Mexico, California and
Other Farts of tbe Continent.
NORTHERN IDEAS ALL WRONG.
Tisit to a Bemarkablo Silver Mine Owned
bj Pittslnrg Capitalists.
TWO GOOD CB0PS OF C0BN A TEAR
As stated in The Dispatch yesterday,
Mr. C. L. Straub, of the real estate and in
surance firm ot Straub & Morris, has just
returned from an extended trip through
TexSs, Mexico, California andotherparts of
the great West. He went in the interest ot
.a number of Pittsburg capitalists, who are
interested in mines and lands, and picked
up a large amount of valuable information
which he is willing to impart to any desiring
it. Mr. Straub was accompanied by S. A.
Johnson, the well-known attorney, and by
Dr. Stedefeldt, a chemist of high repute.
The cost of the trip, investigations, assays,
etc., is not much short of 810.000. Their
first stopping place in Texas was San Anto
nio, the population of which 12 years ago was
18.000; it is now between 50,000 and 60,000.
What Is your Impression of TexasT Mr.
Straub was asked.
I think the northwestern portion of It is the
garden spot of the Union. I think so for
various reasons. In the first place, the climate
is perfect; tbe variation in the temperature the
year round is not more thn 30 degrees. We
slept out of doors nearly every ulght of our
stay. Flies, mosquitoes and other insects which
give so much annoyance in the North, are very
scarce. There are always two crops of corn.
The first crop had matured when I was there,
but tbe second was coming on. The average
height of the stalks was three feet. It gave
promise of as large a yield as the first 'crop.
The same is true of most kinds of vegetables.
When one crop begins to mature another is
Tbe Northern idea of lawlessness In Texas is
entirely incorrect, aud does the people of that
State great injustice. I did not see a man with
a revolver or any other kind of weapon, or wit
ness a quarrel during my sojourn at San An
tonio. On the contrary, the people were cour
teous and accommodating, and cheerfully gave
us all tbe information we required.
Another reason why Texas will eventually
occupy a still hicher position among the States
is tbe fact of her uneqaaled educational facili
ties. One-third of tbe proceeds of the sale of
all public lands is devoted to educational pur
poses. She has the largest school fund of any
State in the Union, and it is steadily grow
ing. Thrift is everywhere apparent.
The country is fast settling up,
and tbe cities are rapidly increasing
in population. The buildings are equal in
every respect to any in the North. There have
been no real estate booms in Texas and land
can be purchased in any quantity at from S2 to
SoOOan acre. While I was at San Antonio
several tracts near the city, well irrigated and
under high cultivation, sold for $150 an acre.
While at San Antonio I met a number of
Pittsbnrgers, among tbem Mr. Qerwig, Mr.
Johnson. Mr. Aaron French and a former com
positor on The Dispatch, whose name I for
get. All of them are interested 1n business of
one kind and another, and are doing well.
One of them told me that a former Alleghcman
bad just realized a profit of S2S.O0O in a land
You were in Mexico, also. I believe. Tell me
something about tbe Greasers.
From Texas we crossed over to Mexico at
Presidio del Norte, on the Rio Grande, where
we were compelled to undergo an examination
by the Custom House authorities and file a
bond for tbe return of our teams to tbe owners,
and for our good behavior. The officials were
very courteous, however, and showed us all
tbe hospitalities In their power.
From Presidio del Norte we went to San
Corles, tbe objective point of our trip to
Mexico, where we visited the San Corles silver
mine, which is owned by a syndicate of Pitts
burgers. The mine was discovered and opened
upinlSSa. Two drifts and five shafts have
been put in and the 'prospect is that it will
yield a handsome profit to tbe stockholders.
There is a mass of ore 175 feet high and 600 feet
long, which can be quarried as easily as ordin
ary stone In Pennsylvania. The analysis of Dr.
Newberg, of Columbia College, bears out my
statement in every point. Dr. Stedefeldt took
a quantity of the ore to Park City, Utah, lor
analysis and to make a mill test by the Russell
process. His conclusions will determine the
manner in which the immense deposit will be
While at Park City we visited the works of
the Marsac and Ontario Milling Companies
two concerns under the sane management
where the Russell process has oeen success
fully used for the last five years. The Ontario
is taking out 100,000 ounces of silver every
month. The Marsac has takn out $20,000,000
worth of bullion in the same time.
You were in Southern California. What do
you think of it?
It cannot be compared to Texas for any cur
pose. The land yields less and the climate is
subject to greater vicissitudes of heat and cold.
In one ride of six hours between Ynma and
Saltun our thermometer registered 117 degrees
in tbe car In which we were ridine. When we
reached Los Angeles, which is a very pretty
town, the temperature was 75. The change was
From Los Angeles on to San Francisco the
country was very beautiful. It was tbe height
of the harvest season for wheat and a large
variety of fruits, and every field and orchard
was full of busy people. Tbe trip from San
Francisco home was in every way enjoyable
until we struck Kansas City, where we en
countered a hot wave that was harder on us
than the heat of the desert. The rest of our
journey was rapid and uneventful.
Mr. Straub's color the result of exposure to
southern suns Is a dark yellow, about like
that ot a Mexican Greaser, while Mr. Johnson's
resembles that of a peony. Both return in ex
cellent health, and with a far higher opinion of
the resources of the Great West than before
they went. Tbey think Mexico offers a splendid
opening for Pittsburg caoital, and that the
opportunity should be promptly improved.
A BLIGHT IMPROVEMENT.
More Business In Local Stocks at the Ex
pense of Yalnea.
There was a little more business than usual of
late at the Stock Exchange yesterday. This
was brought about by concessions. Nearly ev
erything was weak. Philadelphia Gas went at
3 La Noria at 1, and Wheeling Gas at 29J
at the firjt session and lower at the last.
Electric could have been bought at 49, but
was held c higher. The tractions hung around
former figures. Af ew bids were made on them
apparently as a matter of duty. For Plate
Glass ISO was bid and 190 asked.
Said a broker: "The next boom will be in La
Noria. An effort is being made to keep it be
low 2, but some inside facts will soon come out
and send it away above that figure.-' Bids,
oners ana saies loiion:
Rid. Asked. Hid. Asked.
Pitts. Pet.S.&M. Ex..
Commercial W. Bank..
Keystone Bank or P"g
Odd Fellows' Sav. B'k
Fourth Nat. Bank
Fifth Avenue Bank.. .
First Nat. Bank. Ay...
Cliartlers Val. Uas Co.
Manufacturers Gas Co.
Pennsylvania Oas Co..
People's Mat Uas
Wbeellnr Uas Co
Citizens' Traction.. ..-
P., C. &8t. L. K. B...
P. A. VV. it K. Co
P. tTf. B. It pref....
I.a Noria Mining Co...
Ullverton Mining Co...
Yankee UlrlM'nr. Co
U. Switch Digital Co.
PltUbcrz Plate Ulasi..
Bales at first call were 50 shares of Philadel
phia Gas at 8 25 La Noria at lund 25
Wheeling Gas at 2 In tbe afternoon 140
shares of Wheeling went at 29.
The total sales ot stocks at N ew York yester
day were 115,678 shares, including: Atchison,
12.615; Northern Pacific "preferred, 18.699;
Beading, 7.800: 8t. Paul. 14,625; Union Pacific,
AFPA1R8 AT THE BANKS.
A Good movement In nnd Healthy Condi
lion of Trade.
The scarcity of currency yesterday made it
worth a premium of 50 cents per S1.000, the cost
of bringing it f rom N ew York. Checking was
comparatively heavy, and depositing of good
proportions, but discounting was light.
Said a prominent cashier: "Although to the
outsider the banking business seems dull, it is
. really more active than usual at this season of
tne year, wuen everyming lets go lor a una
rest. While there is considerable idle money
in the banks and in the strong boxes of indi
viduals, there is not too much to begin tbe fall
trade with. If I am not much mistaken all the
banks Vill be pretty closely loaned up within
the next 90 days."
There was another good clearing bouse re
port, indicating that there is" more doing than
is apparent to the man who reads while be
runs. The exchanges were 12,108,951 61, and
tbe balances 1283,215 19. Considering that the
speculative interesChere at present is next to
nothing, these figures show a large movement
In and healthy condition of all the leadinc in
dustries of Pittsburg without regard to the
Money at New York yesterday was easy at
22 per cent; last loan 3 per cent: closing
offered at 3 percent. Prime mercantile paper,
46. Sterling exchange quiet, but steady
at 486 lor 60-day bills and 487 for demand.
Closing Bond Quotations.
U. 8. 4s, re? K&H
U. S. 4s. coup lzx'A
M. K. AT. Gen. to . SIX
Mutual Union Cs.. ..102
N. J. C. Int. Cert...H3!
Northern Fac. 1SU..1I7.S
Northern Fac. 2d..115H
Nor!hwt'n consols. 143
Urecon A Trans. 6s. IMS
u. s. 4-ts. reic iwm
V. S. 4.HS. coup 106X
Louisiana stamped is. 89
Missouri Ss 100
Tenn. new set. 6s.. ..103
Tenn. newset.3s.... 74
Canada So. lis Vi
Ccu. 1'acltJcljts 115
St. 1.. A I.M. Uen. U ES
St. l;.tS.K. Uen.Jl.118
bl. Paul consols ....125H
Tx., Pe.UU.Tr Ks.83
Den. & K. U., lsts...l2)X
uen. a it. u. 4S...... .v
Krle. lit 102H
SI. K. AT. Gen. 8s.. Si
Union Pac. lts.....lHi
West Shore 106H
Government and. State bonds are firm and
New Tobk Clearings, $153,161,578; balances,
Boston Clearings, J17,2S3,518; balances,
PurLADELPniA Clearings, 112,555,491; bal
ances, S1.82L1S6. i
Baltimore Clearings. $2,116,269; balances,
Lonaon The amount of bullion gone Into
the Bank of England on balance to-day Is
3,000. Bar sliver. 42 1-16.
Pahis Three per cent rentes 81f 22c
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
St. Louis Clearings, $3,083,905; balances,
Bullish Conditions Lend Operators to Hope
for an Improvement.
The oil market yesterday developed more
animation than usual of late, and dealers were
encouraged to hope for a permanent improve
ment before many moons wax and wane,
whether the new rules be rescinded or not.
Statistics all point to a higher level of values,
and it is believed that with it will come a large
support from tbe outside contingent. These
are the views of several leading operators, who
have an abiding faith in tbe future of tbe trade.
The range of prices was as follows: Opening,
92: highest, 92; lowest. 92: closing 32. The
morning session was very tame, but in the af
ternoon there were several spurts, during one
of which the price moved up z in less than a
minute. This uas the result ot an attempt in
New York to get up a little boom. Trading
was about equal to that of Monday, when the
clearings were 308.000 barrels. There was very
little demand for puts and calls. It is thought
there will be no difficulty in making July de
liveries. Fentnrcs of the marker.
Corrected dally by John M. OaKley & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened KX Lowest Ki
Highest 9:iUlosed KH
Average runs 49,373
Average shipments 74,331
Average charters 43,514
Kenned, New York, 7.50c
Itellne., London, 5H4.
Refined, Antwerp, 17Jj,r.
Kenned. Liverpool, s S-IM.
A. B. McGrew & Co. quote: Futs,92c:
calls, 92c '
A GOOD MOVEMENT
In Local Heal Estate In Spite of tho Sultry
L M. Fennock & Son sold and settled a
purchase money mortcare on property in tbe
Thirteenth ward for $2,000; one on property In
Leet township. $500. three years, and one for
$700 on property in the First ward, Allegheny,
all at 6 yer cent. They also closed the sale of
two lots, each 23x123 feet, on Bedford avenue,
for the estate of M. Hay, deceased, to M. Win
kleman. for $2,500 cash.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth' avenue, sold'
at auction on Saturday, July 13, six lots in
Marion place, plan of lots at Marlon station,
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, at an average
price of $308 each.
Alles & Bailey. 161 Fourth avenue, sold a
mortgage for $1,800. at C per cent tor three years,
on property on Herron avenue. Thirteenth
Black & Batrd, No. 95 Fourth avenue, sold
for George E. and Mary F. Peebles, a tract of
land in the Thirteenth ward, bounded by Madi
son avenue, Monroe and Jefferson streets, con
taining about three acres, for $10,000.
L. O. Frazier, corner Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, placed a mortgage of $2,700 on Nine
teenth ward property, for three years at 6 per
Samuel W. Black 4 Co-, 99 Fourth avenue,
sold lot No. 36. Blair estate, situate on Second
avenue, being 32x100 to a, 20-foot alley, for $900;
also a lot, 25x100. on tbe south side of Melwood
avenue, Denny plan, Thirteenth ward, to J. R.
W. A. Herron It Sons sold a lot on Filth ave
nue, Shadyside, for $5,400 cash.
LOSE THEIR GEIP.
Wall Street Bulls and Bears Let Stocks
Take Caro of Themselve A Day
Notable for Dullness Chances
Irregular nnd Only
New Yobk, July 16. To-day was midsummer
day, and the stock market was certainly of the'
midsummer order, being dull and stagnant al
most from opening to close, and tbe results of
the day's trading are generally ot but slight
importance. There wero a few exceptions,
however, and theso few stocks gave what char
acter there was to the market. London was
doing nothing and commission people had few
orders, and tho opinions upon the street showed
a wide divergence as to the immediate pros
pects of the market. The trades were waiting
togeee what the leading bears were going to do,
but th ere was as little activity on that sido of
the market as on tbe part of the balls, and a
practical standstill was the result, except for
the few shares which were affected by causes
peculiar to themselves.
The openfnc wn very tame and nnita irreeu-
lar, the change- from last evening's prices
ranging up to per cent either way. The suc
ceeding transactions were entirelv uninteresting
in the general list, and after a slight improve
ment there was a fractional decline led by Lead
with a loss of per cent. Among the usually
active stocks, however, the Northern Pacifies
became prominent, both for activity and
strength, and under the lead of those shares
an upward movement was soon Inaugurated.
The reports wero that there was to be a divi
dend ot 3 per cert declared at the meeting this
week, though there was no actual foundation
for the ruraw. It was, however, sufficient to
advance the preferred stock 1 per cent, all of
wuivu, uuncYw, it coma not retain, ana is
closed at an advance of a small fraction only.
The other strong point in the market was the
stocks of the Big Four and the new stocks of
tbe Consolidated Company, and the reports of
tne very satisfactory earnings under the new
management were sufficient to quickly run all
of them up over 2 per cent. In the eeneral list
the dullness Increased as the day wore along,
and the movements in prices almost entirely
ceased until the last hour, when the usual real
izations and a report that some cold bad been
engaged for shipment had the effect of sagging
the list off from the best prices, and the close
was made at but slight changes from last even
ing's figures, being dull and steady. The
changes in the eeneral listtire irregular and for
small fractions only, but Big Four rose 2;
C. C. C. & L.. C. C CL 4 St. L.,2, and the
Railroad bunds reflected the same lack of in
terest that was shown In the share list and the
sales of the day were the smallest for any full
dayTor many weeks, reaching only $691,000.
The.dealings presented no feature whatever.
The followine table shows the prices oractlve
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected daily for Thb Dispatch by
Whitnet A STBrniNSOx. oldest Pltubnrg mem
bers of Hew York Btoek Exchange, 7 Fourth ave-
Open- Jllgn- Lew-- Jnc
Ins. . esk ' est. Bids.,
Am., Cotton Oil H ,-H M j H",
Ateh. Toe. 1st 7s. lie
Ateh. A Top. it. K... 3SH
Boston 31alae zn
Wis. Central pf..
U. 11. A (J. lOOtf
eastern is. it lot
flint ft Pen 3L pro. 86
Mexican Uen. com,, 15K
Mex.U.lstmtg. bds. G6
. V. AKewEn?... 5QM
Wis. Central, com... 23
Santa Fe copper. .
Closing qnotatlons of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney Stephe'nson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. JIM. Aiked.
Pennsylvania Railroad S1K 51K
Heading v 23! 23 5-16
benign valley 53U av
Lehigh Navigation : SZ 53X
Northern Pacific 28 2314
Northern Pacific preferred..
.. 65 G5X
Real estate was in good demand yesterday,
and a number of sales were effected.
All, tbe gas stocks manifest a weakening
tendency. Summer earnings mako light divi
dends, or none at all.
It Is said that the next local stock boom will
be in La Noria. There is a mystery somewhere,
and the public would like to know what it is.
Skveral thousand shares of Electric could
be sold at a very slight concession from cur
rent quotations. Tbe firmness with which it
is held, however, precludes the idea that this
will be done.
New officers and directors of tho Bridge
water Gas Company are: President, Henry
Hice; Vice President, H. C. Fry; Directors. W
L. 8tandlsh. O. P. Bcalfe, Henry Hice, F. L.
Stephenson, A. H. Childs, H. C. Fry. Hoy
Walker. Jr., W. W. Hartman. Later the board
organized and elected Ueorge L Whitney
Treasurer and F. L. Stephenson Secretary.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Rcadlns.
Hoir. John P. Elktns, of Indiana. Pa.r was
In the city yesterday.
About 200 persons went to Lake Chautauqua
yesterday on the first of tbe A. V. K. B. ex
cursions. It Is said that Chas. Hoffman's appointment
as Buildlngjnspector has been decided upon
by Chief J7.0. Brown. '
The rose fete at Sliver Lake Grove recently
netted $1,676 for the ladles of Sacred Heart
Church. In the East End.
Geoeoe Simpkiss and wife yesterday
entered suit in court againstSamuel Janes and
wife for $2,000 damages for slander.
Michael Nichalous. a former McKees
oort merchant, has struck a sliver mine eight
miles from Idaho City, which pays him over
$50 a day.
James Eobqers fell dead In one of T. C.
Jenkins' wagons, which he was driving yester
terday. He had heart disease. He was a
brother of Alderman Rogers.
MIS3 Marie Webb, Miss Cardwright and
Miss Gertrude Briggs, visitors from East Liv
erpool, looked down from the gallery on the
listless session of the oil market yesterday nt
County Costeollbr Speeb yesterday was
back In his office after an absence of two
weeks on account of illness. He had had a
severe attack of cholera morbus, followed by
indications of a fever, but be managed to avoid
SexobMadeeo, Governor of the State of
Coahuila, Mexico', with his family, suite and
servants and a party of friends, in all number
ing 28 persons, passed through here yesterday
en route to New York, whence they will sail on
Saturday for Europe.
Little Charlie Howe was taken back to
"Johnstown yesterday by Mrs. C. V. Sheriff.
He has been cared for by tbe Pitts
burg ladies of the G. A. B since the flood.
In which his parents were drowned. He will
be adopted by an uncle.
A hovel plan lias been adopted to keep up
the attendance of Butler street M. E. Sabbath
school dnring the summer. So large Is the
school that 75 teachers are needed for the
classes. So many have gone away for tbe
heated term that only 23 teachers remain. All
classes will be combined now and the lesson
taught on various Sabbaths in addresses by Dr.
Reed. Mr. H. K. Porter, Rev. Dr. Wilson and
Rev. Dr. Kumlcr, Dr. Purves and a number of
other notable gentlemen.
THE GROCERS' DAT.
They Are All Beady to Take Boss' Grove
To-day many of the grocers of tbe city will
close their stores at noon in order to give tbelr
employes an opportunity to attend the annual
picnic of tbe grocers at Ross Grove. It Is ex
pected that 12,000'persons will be present. Tbe
male race will be one of tbe principal events.
About a dozen mules will be entered. Most of
them belong to prominent grocers and commis
sion men ami mere win be lun. rneprizcswiii
be $15 and $10 for the first and second place.
Quito a number of well-known retailers are
down for the fat man race. They are all over
200, anc" are all confident of being ablo to beat
tbe record on a hundred yards.
Another very interesting event will be the
ladles' wheelbarrow race. The prizes will be
$10 and $5, and the race will be open to all.
xnere win do prooaniy a aozen starters, ino
retail clerks aud tbe wholesale salesmen will
play a game of ball for a prize.
Use norsford'a Acid Phosphate.
Dr. A. L. Zurker, Melrose, Minn., says: "It
produces a gratifying and remarkable regener
ating effect In a case cf sunstroke."
Pare Bye Whisky a Specialty.
"We have in stock at the present time
Gnckenheimer pure rye whisky made in
the lollowing months and years.
March, 1879. February, 1880.
June, 1880. December, 1880.
Harch, 1882. March, 1883.
March, 1884. November, 1885.
March, 1886. November, 1886.
March, 1887. May, 1887.
March, 1888 May, 1888.
November, 1888. March, 1889.
Scbuetz, Benziehausen &Co.,
100 and 102 Market St., cor. First ave.
Tbe New French Chnllles 25 Cents and SO
Most people bay the better ones. Come
for choice; 100 pieces; all new.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
DABBS, our well-known photographer,
has the great faculty of seeing the best and
strongest individuality of the person and the
knowledge of h6w to bring it oat belt in a
photograph. ' tts
Atcb.. Top. A S. F.. MH 3S
Canadian PaciBc -.
Canada Southern. U 52V
Central or .New Jersey.li: HI
Cbesaneake A Ohio . ,H !0X
C, Bur. A Ouh.v 100 O0H
C, Mil. A St. Paul.... G9 CSJi
C, 3111. St. 1, pr
V., KoctL A r S4K KM
C St. L. A Fltts
U, Bt. L. A Pitts, pf.
C.. St. P.. M. A O...
C.. St. P..M.AO.. pr.
C. A .Northwestern.... IC8 1CSH
CA .Northwestern, pf.
O.CC.AI 70 7J
Col. Coal a Iron., so so
Col. A Hocklos Vat .. 13X
Uel.. L. A W. lax 144
IJel. A Hudson :J . 145-j!
Denver KloU .... ....
E. T., Va. A Ua. 1st pr.
E. T.. Va. A Ua. 2d pf. 23 2
Lake Krle A Western.. 17)4 J7
Lake Erie A West. or.. 6SH S3
Lake Shore AM. 8 101 H 101S
Louisville Kaahvllle. 69 C9U
Michigan i antral S7X 87."?
Mo.. X. ATexas
Missouri fmclOc b 70)4
Jew York Central 10-55 105S
J. V.. L. E. W 26 28M
X K.. C. A St. Li UH UH
n. j c, ft st. L. pr.
N.Y.. C. ASt.i..2dpf
KYAN. E .MX M5f
K y.. o. a w
-Norfolk Western. pf
Northern Pacific 28 28
Nortnern faclfle Drer. 4X 65K
Uhlo Mississippi 22 22
Oregon Transcon 33 Z3V
Peo. Dc. Evans
Phlladel. Heading.. 48t 40
lallman I'alace Car
Itlchmona A W. P. T.. 23 Hit
KlchmondAW.P.T.pf .... ....
bt. P., Minn. Man
st.L.ft3an Fran 2S 25
St.L. ft San JTan pf.. 5C teU
.!,. 4 san JT. 1st pf.. ... ..
Union facinc UH E8W
Wabash preferred 29X 29K
JJestern Union 85 SIX
V hreling L. .... ts4 0SJ4
Sugar Trust H1J,
National Lead Trust.. 264
Chicago Uas Trust SSH 9
Spring Chickens Are in Good Snpply
at Kednced Prices.
MELOHS AND TROPICAL FED1T FIRM
Corn" Still ScarceOats Weak Because of
COFFEE ADVANCES SUGAR QUIET
Office o Prrrsurnio Disr.sTcrr,')
Tuesday. July 18, issa
Country Produce Jobbing- Prices.
New Southern potatoes are firm at a range of
$1 E0 to $1 75 per barrel. Cheese is steady. At
Utica yesterday sales reached 16,000 boxes at
old rates. Raspberries are drawing toward
their end for this season, and housewives who
would have raspberry jam for next winter will
do well to lay In supplies at once. Spring
chickens are coming in freely and prices are
approaching tbe average citizen's pocketbook
capacity. Melons and tropical fruit are active
at old rates. All along produce lines trade is
active, and tho outlook for the week Is most
Btjtteb Creamery, Elgin, lS19c; Ohio do,
1718c; fresh dairy packed. 13pl3c; country
BEANS-SI 751 9a
Beeswax 2s30c t Tt for choice; low grade,
CIDER Sand refined, $6 507 60: common,
$3 504 00; crab cider, JS OO&S SO IP barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c $1 gallon.
(jiiEESE uuio. o4t-; jew xorit, iug$ioKc;
Limburger, &9c; domestic Sweltzer, 9J
12Kc: imported Sweitzcr, 22c.
California Fbotts California peaches,
$4 004 60 V box; chernes, $3 00; apricots, $1 00
i 50; plums, $1 0O4 5a
Eoos l5Kl6c ? dozen for strictly fresh;
goose, 30c $ dozen.
Fbuits AnpIes;$2,OOiS3 00 fl barrel: pine
apples, $1 00 1 23 dozen; red raspberries. 10
fel2c t? quart: black raspberries, 58c f) quart;
whortleberries, 75c$l 00 pail; blackberries,
58cfl quart; wild goose plums, $2 50 ty crate;
currants, $5 1 2-bnsbel stand; watermelons,
$15 0030 00 hundred.
Feathers Extra live geese, 6060c; No. 1,
do, 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c ? Br.
New Potatoes $1 254$1 75 barreL
PoTLTRY Live spring chickens, 6060c
pair: old, 7075c $) pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, fsz Bs to bushel, & GO
3ft bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts. SO 00;
clover, Alsike.' $8 50; clover, white, $9 CO; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, $1 65: blue grass, extra
clean. 14 ft. 60c; blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, $1 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts. $165; red top, 14 fts, $1 25;
millet, 50 fts. tl 00; German Millett, 50 fts.
$1 50; Hungarian grass, 60 fts, $1 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, $2 50 fl bushel
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered, 5
Thopicai. Fruits Lemons, fancy. $5 00
5 50 ft box; Messina oranges, $5 005 50 fl box;
rodi. $4 5005 00: California oranges. $4 5U4 lo
f) box; Dauanas, $250 firsts. SI 50 good seconds,
fl bunch; cocoannts, $4 O04 50 fl hundred;
new figs, 8Q9 fl ft; dates, 6i6Kc fl
Vegetables Tomatoes, Missusippis, four
basket cases, $1 651 75; beans, round wax
fancy, $2 60 f) crate; beans, round waxmedium,
$2 CO fl crate; beans, round green, $2 252 50;
new bect, 2025cft dozen; cucumbers, 75c
$1 00 fl bushel box: radishes, large white and
gray, 3035c fl dozen; cabbage, two-barrel
crates. Louisville and St, Louis, $1251 50;
Eastern, single-barrel crates, $1 001 25; new
celery, 5O60c fl dozen.
Package coSee has been advanced ytc as our
qnotatlons will show. Green coffee shows signs
of an upward movement, but wholesale dealers
proffer to fill all orders at our quotations.
Sugars are quiet.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2122c; choice
Rio, 18K20c: prime Rio. 18c; fair Rio, 1718c;
old Government Java, 26c; Maracaibo, 2223c;
Mocha, 272Sc; Santos. 1922Kc: Caracas
2022c: peabcrry, Rio, 2123c; La Guayra, 21
Roasted (In papers) Standard brands. 22c:
high grades. 2i26c; old Government Java,
2022c; peaberry, 25c; peaberry, choice Rio.
23Kc: prime Rio, 21c; good Rio, 20Kc; ordi
Smces (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c;
cassia, 6c; pepper, 16c: nutmeg. 7080c
Petroleum (Jobbers' prices) 110 test,7c;
Ohm, 120, SUc; headlight, 150, 8Jc; water
white, 10c; globe. 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadinc,
llKc: royallne. 14c
bYRUFS Corn syrups, 2629c; choice snirar
syrups, 333!c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c; mixed, 40012c. ,
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3X4c; bl-carb ins,
5c; bl-carb, assorted packages. 56c; sal
soda In kegs, lc: do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, fl
set, 8c;parafiine, ll12c
Rice Head. Carolina, 77c: choice, 6
7c; prime, 5g6Kc; Louisiana, b6Kc
Starch Pearl, 3c: cornstarch, 5JS7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 63; Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
$2 60; Muscatels, $2 25; California Muscatels,
$1 85; Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia,
78c; sultana, SWc; currants, 45c;
Turkey prunes, 4j5c; French prunes,
813c; Salonlca prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c;
cocoannts. ft, 100, $6 00; almouds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivlca, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
1215c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12
16c; new dates, 66c; Brazil nuts, 10c: pecan?,
ll15c; citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon peel, per
ft. 1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c:
apples, evaporated, 66c; apricots. Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lsc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unparcd, 10!2)c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unoitted. &s:6c: rasnberrles. evanor-
ated, 2424c; blackberries. 7K8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 10Vi10c; powdered. 10Vi&
10c; granulated, 9c; confectioners' A. 9$
9gc; standard A. 9Jc; soft whites, 9K69J4C: yel
low, choice. 8e9Hc; yellow, good, 8i8c;
hII. fl. fi7. ..11. n.l- -7W.
jcuunii.ii, org... jciiu wwt um fe-
Picxles Medium, bbls (1,200), $4 50; medi
um, half bbls (600), $2 75.
SALT No. 1. fl bbl, 95c; No. lex. fl bbl, $1 06;
dairy, fl bbl, $1 20; coarse crystal, fl bbl, $1 20;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, $2 tO; Hlggins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned, Goods Standard peaches. $1 SO
1 90: 2ds, $1 30I 35; extra peaches, $1 501 DO;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, 5101.50; Hid. Co.
corn. 70090c; red cherries, 90c$l; Lima beans,
$1 10: soaked do, 85c; string dodo, 7585c; mar
rowfat peas. $1 101 15: soaked peas, 7075c;
pineapples, $1 40191 50; Bahama do, $2 75; dam
son plums,' 93c: greengages, $1 25; egg plum?,
$2; California pears, $2 50; do greengages, $2: do
egg plums, $2; extra white cherries. $2 90: red
cherries, 2 fts, 90c; raspberries, fl 401 60;
strawberries, $1 10; gooseberries, $1 3001 40;
tomatoes, 82K92c; salmon, 1-ft, $1 752 10:
blackberries, 0c; succotash 2-ft cans, soaked.
99c: do green, 2 fts. $1 25150: corn beef, 2-ft cans,
$2 CO: 14-ft cans, $14 00; baked beans, $1 451 K;
lobster, 1-ft. Si 75l-80; mackerel, 1-ft cans,
broiled, $1 50; sardines, domestics. K, $4 CO
4 60; sardines, domestic K. $3 238 50; sar
dines, imported, s, $11 6012 50; sardines, im
ported, s. $18: sardines, mustard, $4 60; sar
dines, spiced, $4 60.
Fisn Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. $36 f)
bbl.; extra No. 1 do. mess. $40; extra .No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
$C6; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4Jc fl ft; do medium, George's cod,
Be: do large. 7c; boneless hake, in strips. 6c: do
flann,.'. tn1 in Mnnlr. AlCTtTl.. 11....
m uui uui. jjaite irour, w ft nan DDL
Finnan haddock. 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
fl ft. Pickerel. K barrel, $2 00; K barrel, $1 10;
Potomac herring, $5 00 fl barrel, $2 50 fl j
Oatjieal $6 306 60 fl bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5S60o
fl gallon. Lard oil. 75c
Grain, Flour nnd Feed.
Total receipts, as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 23 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 3 cars of flour.l of malt, 1 of wheat.
By Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis. 2 cars
of corn, 10 of oats. 5 of wheat. By Pittsburg
and Lake Erie, I car of flour. The only sale on
call was a car ot winter wheat at 83c, 10 days,
regular. Corn is scarce and steady at outside
quotations. Oats are not as firm as they have
been for a number of weeks past. Receipts of
oats are now well up to demand. Yesterday
markets Were broken because an extra quan
tity was offered. To-day there has been a
silent rally, but the situation still remains in
WHEAT-Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 92393c;
n. oreu. oiooc
Corn 'No. 2 yellow ear, 4646c: blgh mixed
,r. 4545Xc; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 4243c;
bleh mixed, shelled, 4Q12c; mixed, shelled,
Oats No. 2 white, 33Kc; extra. No. 3.
3232Jft; Na- 8 white, 31SS1XC; No. 2 mixed
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6162c;
No. 1 Western. 48340c
Flour Jobbinc prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, $5 756 25: winter straight.
$-i 005 25; clear winter, $4 755 00: straight
XXXX bakers', $4 254 6a Rye flour, $8 60
Millfeed Middlings, fine white. $15 00
15 60 f! ton: brown middlings, til 6081260: win
ter wheat bran. $12,26812 60; chop teed, $15 00
16 00. ' -
HAY-Baled timeiby, choice, .IU 10: No. 1
do, $13 00013 GO; No. 2 do, Sll 5012 60; loose,
from wagon, $14 00015 CO; No. 1 upland prairie,
$10 50I1 00; No. 2, $7 508 00; packing do, $5 60
Straw Oats. $7 60; wheat and rye straw
$7 007 508 0a
Sugar-cured bams, large, llc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c; sugar-cured hams, small.
12c; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California bams,
8Kc; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c: sngar
cured dried beef sets, lOHc; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds. 12c; bacon shoulders, 7c: bacon
clear sides, 8c: bacon clear bellies, Sc; dry
salt shoulders, 6Jc; dry salt clear sides, TJic
Mess pork, neavv. $14 00; mess pdrk. lamiljr,
$14 5a Lard Refined 'In tierces, 6c; half
barrels, 6c; 60-ft tutw, 7c; 20-ft palls. 7!c; 60-ft
tin cans. 6c; 3-ft tin palls, 7c; 5-ft tin pails.
7Kc; 10-ft tin palls. 7c;5-ft tin pails, TKc; 10-ft
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 5c; large,
6c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, 10c
Pigs feet, half barrel, $3 60; quarter barrel.
Armour & Co. furnished tbe following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 430 to 550
fts, 5Kc; 550 to 630 fts. 6Vc: 650 to 750 fts. 6c
Sheep. 8c fl ft. Lambs, 10c fl ft. Hogs, 6c
Fresh pork loins, 8c
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
The New York State hotel men are in con
vention at Buffalo.
An English syndicate agent is trying to se
cure an option on Milwaukee flour mills.
The Swiss Bundesrath has postponed the
time for holding the International Labor Con
gress at Berne until next spring.
An International Association of Railway
Ticket Agents, with 100 charter members, was
organized yesterday in Cincinnati.
Stephen Sherman, manager of the grain
elevators where the shortage recently occurred,
has returned from Europe to try to straighten
out the affairs of the company.
Mrs. Anna E. Brav died suddenlv of ano-
lexy yesterday morning at her residence In
Vashineton. She was a sister of Dr. Town-
sbend, the health officer, and of the late Repre
sentative xownsnena, oi liunois.
A fight has taken place at Piferto del Geta,
Mexico, between a party of 30 smugglers and a
force of custom house guards. In which two
guards and three smugglers were killed. A
quantity of contraband goods was captured.
Captain Cortina has passed tbe frontier of
Nuevo Leon en route to Mexico. A water
spout destroyed tbe town of Cbilapa, State of
Guerrero, at noon yesterday.
Early yesterday morning fire broke out in
tho Fintlcafor printing office atNos 23 and 25
Michigan avenue, Chicaeo, and spread to tbe
yeast factory of E. F. Nourie. The flames
were extinguished after doing about tS.000
damage. Subsequently it was discovered thai
the stock of tbe Chicago Coffee Company next
door bad been damaged $50,000 by water. All
the losses are covered by insurance
A conference of delegates from the coun.
tries engaged In the production of beet sugar
in session at Brussels founded a syndicate
bank which will establish branches and
agencies tn all the principal cities of the
world. The capital will be 3,026,000. The
bank will do no speculative business, but will
sell sugar on commission and make loans to
manufacturers. The bank will also furnish
the members with news concerning the sugar
The Sebring family, consisting of father
mother, sister and a sou, Horace, living near
Three Oaks, Micb., were taken with symptoms
of poisoning soon after supper Friday night.
It was said the poison had been administered
in tea and that Horace Sebring was under sus
picion, having refused to drink the beverage
and not havibg suffered any symptoms of
poisoning. The reason alleged for tho whole
sale poisoning Is that young Sebring .wanted to
marry a girl who refused blm because of his
poverty, and as tbe farm was willed to him, the
death ot bis parents and sister would make
him its possessor. ,
New York The wool market is firm and
Philadelphia The wool market is quiet
and prices unchanged.
St. Louis Receipts to-day, 223,433 pounds;
market quiet and unchanged.
The Sponge is Mightier
than the Brush.
THROW AWAY"THE SHOE BRUSH
and use a Sponge and water, which will
keep your BHUta UKiurn
and CLEAN if you use
The women know a good thing and will
hate it, end the men ought to.
Itpreserves the leather and gives a bril
liant polish. Water and snow slip offlt as
surely as off a duck's back. Men's shoes
require dressing ONCE A WEEK
women's once a month, that's aU. Worth
trying, isn't it? It is also the best dress
ing for harness, oa which it lasts THREE
WOLFF & RANDOLPH. Philadelphia
ONEY TO LOAN
On mortgages on Improved real estate In sums
ox sluuu ana npwara. Appi at
DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK.
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For prices see market quotations.1
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EXTRACT OF BEEF. '
ftRMOUR & CO., CHICAGO,
This Is now conceded to be the best in the
market, is witnessed bv the fact that we hava
just secured the DIPLOSIA FOR EXCEL
LENCE at the Pure Food Exposition, now be-,
ing held In Philadelphia.
CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE,
SUPERIOR IN QUALITY,
And with the bright appetizing flavor of fresh
ly roasted beef.
XTTHITNEY fc STEPHENSON,
a FOURTH AVENUE.
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814 PENN AVENUE, PITTSDDUC, PA
As old residents know ana back flies of Pitts,
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IIRIMARV kidney and bladder derange-.
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Dr. Whlttier's life-lorg, extensive experi
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as if here. Office hours 9 A. sr. to 8 p. m. Sun
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