Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 12, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Good Goods Scarce and Active
Country Produce Lines.
1 Boom in Building Bricks, Imt Margins
Were Kever Closer.
Office op Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
, Saturday. August 10, 1889. j
The effect of absenteeism is felt in all
business circles. Many of the best cus
tomers are cow consuming on the mountains
or sea shore and trades people are longing
for the home-coming
Conntrr Produce.
The marked features ot the past week's
trade hare been the advancing tendency of
batter, egg and cheese. Butter Is more active
than a week ago at lc advance. Cheese is
higher both East and West, bat, according to
Pittsburg's habit, remains unchanged here.
Our merchants are apt to suffer at once from
a decline, but do not promptly reap the benefit
of a rise. Choice eggs are 17c in New York.
A leading jobber of eggs, who received a lot on
consignment a few days ago to be sold at locre
ceived to-day a telegram to forward stock to
New York rather than sell under 16c. Commis
sion merchants complain that large quantities
of fruit and vegetables are coming to market
ot poor grade and in bad shape. Haid one who
has been familiar with the trade an entire gen
eration: Our greatest trouble of late has been
as to quality ot stuff coming to market. While
there has been abundance of everything sea
sonable, there hag been a scarcity of good
goods. Our customers demand better stuff
than we have been able to furnish of late. A.
choice article in fruit and vegetable lines sells
itself without any trouble. I could easily sell
f ancv apples at J2 50 to $3 per barrel, but those
received are slow at II 50.
Another leading Liberty street commission
merchant said: So much stuff is
coming to market in Ppor shape
that trade is demoralized. There never
was a time when the value of a good arti
cle off rnit and vegetables was better appreci
ated. While the choice goes off promptly the
common drags, and plenty of it spoils on our
hands." In response to the query as to the
prospect of the tail crop of fruit and vegetables
one well posted, and who has every facility for
gaining information, said: "Peaches are not
much of a crop anywhere in the country, and
in this section are much below average. The
same is trne of apples. Fall and winter apples
will be short through Pittsburg's territory.
Alread' speculators are buring up cider and
dried apples on the faith of the short crop. The
Jersey melon crop is large but prices are well
maintained for the time of the year. Home
vegetables were never more abundant, and
markets are likely to be glutted in this line for
weeks to come. Tomatoes are coming in with
a rush and prices have declined fully (1 per
bushel the past week."
New oats from Ohio put in their first appear
ance for the season this week. New loose hay
also begins to show up, and the extraordinary
Jield in both lines has a depressing influence
on markets. AH cereals are weaker than they
were a week ago, with" the exception of com.
Grain deals are mostly on the curb stones and
in offices, with, it is presumed, concessions to
bujere. A leading flonr jobber said to-day:
While millers in the Northwest are trying
hard to hold prices, a concession of 10c per bar
rel from last Saturday's rates on fancy patents
could, no doubt, be had to-day." Tbelyield in
winter wheat belts promises to be above aver
age, and in spring wheat belts up to last year
in volume and far above it in grade. There is
no opening in sight for a bull movement on
breadstuff at this date. The short crop of
wheat in Eastern Europe is offset by the full
crop in the Western portion.
Bricks Booming.
One oi our heaviest manufacturers of bricks
reports great activity in his line. Said he, "we
are turning out 16.000 bricks daily and are now
refusing orders. Last year we made over 4,
000,000 bricks, and will fully reach the same
volume this year. The auantity of bricks that
will be made and sold in this city this year will
not be below 50,000, 000. Our margins of profit
are, however, closer than they have ever been.
Common bnildinfr brint hAVA nnt hMn at iAa-
iur me pai seren years as now, and yet we are
War 'TAL,(S.'HlMSlf tehnnM TFw lnt. ...
bricks higher to furnish reasonable profit on
our Investment of tlme.'energy and money."
The Condition of Business nt the East Liberty
t Stock Yards.
Office ofPittsbueq Dispatch, l
Satubdat, August 10, 1889. J
CATTX.K Receipts, COO head; shipments, COO
head: market nothing doing; all through con
signments; 2 cars of cattle shipped to New
Yrk to-day.
Hoos Receipt. 900 neadj shipments, 800
head; market firm: best light Yorkers, $1 80
4 90: fair. H 654 75; grassers, t 60ffl4 60;
medium and licht Philadelphia; 4 654 70
heavy hogs, U 404 50; 2 cars of hogs shipped
to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipt. 2,600 head; shipments, 3,000
bead; market steady at unchanged prices.
Br Telrcranb.
KANSAS Crrr Cattle-Receipts. 2,693 head;
shlpments.1,272 head; market weak and a shade
lower; good demand for stocked and feeding
steers in excess nf the supply; good to choice
corn-fed steers. H 004 20; common to medium
S3 0043 65; stocked and feeding steers, Jl 60
1 00; cowr. Jl 502 60: grass range steers.tl 60
63 00. Hogs Receipts, 2,707 head: shipments,
174 head; strong for light, and steady for heavy
and mixed; good to choice light. $4 254 So
heavy and rfflxed, J8 904 2a Sheep Re'
celpts, 98 head; shipments, none: market
steady; good to choice muttons, $3 754 00
common to medium, 12 50Q3 50.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts, 300 head: ship
ments, 700 bead; demand largely exceeded the
supply and prices were strong; good to choice
native steers, 3 6064 50; fair to medium. S3 25
3 50; stockers and f eeders,f2 U02 75; corn fed
lexas. J2 503 00; grassers. S2 00&2 75; native
cows and heifers, SI 752 60. Hoes Receipts.
200 head: shipments, 40Q head: there was a
good demand, but not enough supply to make
a market; the few bnnches offered were snapped
up at S4 554 57K- Sheep-Receipts, none:
shipments, L600 head; market strong, but no
supply; a few natives of 95 pounds sold at S4 10
?4 V tnWiri 1nt HK
Chicago cattle Receipts. 3,000 bead: shlo
raents. none; market steady; beeves, $4 304 65
steers, S3 804 40; stockers and feeders, $2 25
S 30; cows, bulls and mixed, $1 403 00: Texas
cattle lower at SI 7083 10; Western rangers.
53 2j. Hogs Receipts, 10,000 head; shipments!
none; market higher for light, others weak:
D't. Ji.254 w h,,avr- W 154 40; light,
54 404 87K: skips. S3 fi&4 6a Sheep-Re!
celpts, 2.000 head: shipments, none; market
llaZ' natives, S3 50S4 85: Western, S3 60
5 9o:Texans, S3 404 10; lambs. S4 50Q5 60.
nuFAM- Cattle Receipts 72 carloads
through: 5 carloads for sale; steady and un
changed. Sheep and lambs Receipts. 17 car
loads through: 5 carloads for sale; sheep steady
and unchanged; lambs higher; cood to best
i?!Ma,r to K'1- J6 256 60: common;
SO C0S8 25. Hogs receipts. 27 carloads through
IGfor sale; strong; 10c higher on Yorkers;
stead von other grades; mediums and heavy
f 4 Wfi4 70; Yorkers. M 804 95; pigs, $4 95
6 00; mixed. S4 754 85. fM
Cincinnati Him .trimi'.r- unmmr. .,
light. S3 754 05; packing and butchers, S4 40
4 6a Receipts, 300 head: sbipments.600 head.
Blade Ills Money by the Purchase nnd gale
of Brlstols.
ew York fetar.l
Secretary Rusk, of the Agricultural De
partment, is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
One curious thing about him is that the
quaint old farmer-politician made most of
his money out of the purchase and sale
ot hog bristles. It used to be the custom of
the farmers up in Jerry's neighborhood to
save all their hog bristles for taking to the
country store as a marketable commodity
almost as good as money in pay
ment for goods. Jerry used to give the
biggest price in the neighborhood, and
finally captured all the trade.
Fair-Sized Watermelons.
Savannah Me we. I
Hon. Primus Jones has had his laurels as
the boss watermelon raiser taken from him.
Last Saturday a monster melon, raised on
the Coosaw Valley by Mr. Jones of Chat
tooga, was cut at Atlanta by some of his
iriends. Another from the same place was
cut oa Tuesday morning. Both melons were
sent to Captain Turner, of Floyd. The
larger weighed 96 and the smaller OT
Wheat Balls Boated Horse. Foot and
Dragoons A Downward Fiance That
Carries Everything With It
Cora Weak Oats Drop
Oat of Slant.
Chicago For the last day of a dull
week in wheat, speculative trading was
active. Everything favored lower prices, and
a downward dipofJe was witnessed before
noon. September went to 75c, and December
to77!c So uniformly depressing were the
surroundings, that the bears appeared at last
to have tho courage of their convictions, and
they went at the market with a rush right from
the start. The decline was accelerated by the
unloading of numerous lines of long wheat,
some of which were pretty large ones, and by
local parties that all along bad been regarded
as the most radical bulls on the floor.
The Impression that the Government crop
report would be more favoraple than the last
was so general that the market took on its in
itial weakness from that cause. Next In im
portance to the bear side, was the clear, cool
weather reported in the Northwest. When the
market got down around 777; for Decem
ber about noon, it hung pretty stubbornly for
a time, and though heavy, the decline was
checked by good buying, principally by shorts.
Half an hour or so before the close it weakened
again, this time touching 77c, nnd at the close
77Jewstbe market, being a net loss for the
day on December of c, and lor the week of
l!c 4
Corn was active and weak. Trading was
heavy, and the volume of business larger than
for many days past. Offerings were largo
"longs" selling and shorts covering. The
weaker tone was attributed mainly to large,
movement and break in the cash market. The
country were large sellers and shippers sold
freely earlv in the session. The market opened
He below the closing prices of yesterday, was
steady for a time, but soon ruled weak and de
clined without a reaction c rallied a little,
became easy, closed c lower than yester
day. Oats were active, weaker and lover than for
any time In ten years. The weakness and de
cline was due to continued free receipts. Free
general selling for local and outside parties re
sulted, especially of the new features which
were depressed by the large offerings of cash
property and a decline of lc in the market for
samples. Prices for futnres declined c
and closed at about inside flgires.
A fairly active trade was reported In mess
pork with considerable fluctuations in prices
within a narrow range. Prices declined 10c
during the early part of the Bay, but rallied 50
7c later and closed comparatively steady.
borne interest was manifested in the lard
maricet anu tne reeling was
easier. Prices de
ciinea ohtki; ana the mar:
bt closed quiet at
medium Azures.
A fairly active trade wai
reported In short
riDs ana tne ieeiing was coi
iparatively steady,
kor and prices re.
Jiariy tne mantel was we;
ceaed ajBoe, but rallied
(lightly and closed
The leading futures raned as follows
wheat no. 2, September. 0lSi5bi
75c: December, 77&777,7ic: year.
Cork No. 2, September. 35S5Je35e85c:
October. 35Jf35?i633c; December, 35
Oats No. 2, September. 20W20i2020c;
October. 20K20J.c; December, 21SS-il2uJf
Mess Pork, per bbL September. $10 CO
10 6010 50810 67$"; Octoter, 510 8510 37K:
year, 19 50fi9 50.
Lard, per 100 Sis. September, $6 45S6 42K;
October, ii 4066 42Kfi J5B 40; year, J6 (2fc
6 05. i
SnoBT Ems, per 100 lis. September, $5 420
5 42JS: October. $5 403 42V5 405 42k; Jan
uary. M 954 97X4 904 Sa
Cash quotations were aS follows: Flour
quiet, eoutbern winter 10c lower. No. 2
spring- wheat, 75Jc: No. 3 'spring wheat, 700
72c; No. 2 red, 75c No. 2 corn. S5Kc
No. 2 oats, 19c. No. 2, rye. 4243c No.
2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, Jl 201 21.
Prime timothy seed. SI 42gl 43. Mess pork,
per barrel. 810 5510 6a Lard, per 100 pounds.
St) 37XQ6 40. Short rib sides (loose), 5 405 Sa
Dry salted shoulders (boxed), nncbanged.
Short clear sides (boxed), nncbanged. Sngars
Cut loaf, 9i9)c: granulated, 8c: standard
A, 8-c Receipts. Flour. 9.000 barrels; wheat.
122.U00 bushels: corn. ?3 ',000 bushel'; oats, 318,000
bushels; rj c, 11,000 bushels; barley, 1,000 Dushels
Shipments Flour, 5,000 barrels: wheat, 140,000
bushels: com. 65.000 bushels: oats, 211,000
bushels; rye, none; barley, 1,000 bushels.
.On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was.fairly active but unchangod. Eges
in good demand at 12c
New York Flour heaw and dnl!. Whuit
Spot dull, weak and e lower; options
I ""V nareP lower, ana neary. itye quvjt
ancl new."orn Spot moderately actlreand
Ebcaur; upuuDs inouerateiT active ana weaKer.
Oats Spot dull and steadv: options moderate
ly acthe and steadv. Hay firm and in good
demand: shipping, 63Q70c; good to, choice, 85c
Jl 0a Coffee Options opened steady at loQ25
points np; closed steady at 15ffi30 points up:
sales, 55.250 bags, including August, lS20c; Sep
tember. 15.25I5.30c: October and November.
15.S015.35c; December, li2515.35c: January
ia3015.35c; February. 16.8:; March. 15.30
lix40c: May, 15.30ffil5.40c; spot Rio steady and
quiet; fair cargoes, ltjc. Sugar Raw nom
inal; refined quiet. Molasses Foreign nominal
New Orleans quiet. Rice steady and quiet; do
mestic, 46Vc; Japan. Moyec Cottonseed oil
steady; crude. S5c; yellow, 4:4Bc Tallow easy.
Rosin quiet and steady; strained, common to
good. SI 051 la Turpentine firm and quiet
at 4243a Ecgs firm and in good demand:
western, 15K16c; receipts. 1,971 packages.
Pork quiet and steady; mess, inspected, $12 00
12 SO; mess, uninspected, $11 7o12 00: extra
prime, $11 0U Cutmeats dull. Lard Options
duu and easier; western steam quoted at $8 70
66 72X: sales of 500 tierces western steam at
S 72K. and 750 tierces do, delivery in two weeks,
for export, at $0 7!U; September. $6 70; October
closing at $6 77; November. $6 72; December.
$6 45. Butter Era firm; others weak: west
ern dairv. 1012Kc: do creamery. ll17c; do
factory. 812c Cheese w eak and quiet; west
em, 67c
Sr Louis Wheat lower; the market was
weak all through, but more especially for De
cember, which had free selling all the session,
and when that option closed lc lower August
was He and September K?i!c below yesterday;
shorts were steady buyers of the nearer options
and seemed anxions to get out; No. 2 red. cash.
"ifcwfc, 7fewoic, ciuiteu at ioc Ola
2 mixed, cash.
Sentember. 3233c
" , , '"K "E1""1 a,(Sc, closed at
closed at 32c:
rt-l-i. nrt..A.. -'no-.
oatu aBKeu; iecevuuer, dlC
sked: Decefhber. air ninAt nils.
asked: year. SIfi31c. closed at aa -,.vh.
May. S434Jc closed at Sic bid. Oats lower
and weak; No. 2 cash, 19c asked; August, 19Kc
asked; September. 19c; May, 23c asked. RTe
No. Z3538$c Flaxseed unchangeo.
PniLADELpniA Flour unchanged. Wheat
weak and prices generally declined kVc. jjo.
3 red in export elevator, 7878c: steamer No.
2 red in do, 81Jc: No. 2 red in do. 83Xc: No.
2 red, August, 63KSS3X:: September. 82M
82Jic; October. 83U84c; November. 84K84KC
Corn Options weak and closed about Xc lower;
car lots quiet but firm;No. 2mlxed in Twentieth
street elevator and grain depot, 54Xc; No. 2
mixed August, 43X43ac; September. 43Vi
43Jic: October, 4344c; November. 444iJc
Oats Car lots dull: No. 3 white. 32Xc; No 2
white, 34c; "futures quiet and unchanged. Eggs
scarce and firm; Pennsylvania firsts, 16c
Cincinnati Flonr quiet Wheat in fair de
mand: No. 2 red. 7677c: receipts. 19.000 bush
els; shipments, 5,000 bushels. Corn strong: No.
2 mixed. 3fcc Oats active and. lower: No. 2
mixed, new. 20U22e; old.24c Rye easier: No.
2, 4344c Pork quiet at $11 37X. Lard less
active at$6 12X- Bnlkmeats in light demand;
short rib. $5 705 75. Bacon quiet; short clear,
S6 75. Butter firm. 8ngar lower; hard refined.
9e; New Orleans. TJSic Eggs flrmeratllX
12c Cheese strong.
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat easy:
cash and September, 75jc Corn not quoted.
Oats dull; No. 2 white, 2425c Rye firm;
No. L 43c Barley Arm: No. 2, September.
SSJfc Provisions Arm. Pork, $10 62J. Lard
Baltimore Provisions dnlL Butter Fancy
firm: others steady. Eggs firm and fresh at
14Kc Coffee nominal.
Toledo Clovcrseed steady; October, $4 40;
November. $4 45.
Minim Stocks.
New York. Augustia Amador. 100; Aspen.
350; Best and Belcher. 32S; Caledonia B. II., 300
Chollar. 115; Consolidated California and Vir
ginia, 725: Colorado Central, 100; Common
wealth. 310; Dunkln. 100: Peadwood. 150; Eureka
Consolidated, J40; El Cristo. 100; Hale fc Nor
cross, 265; Homestake. 900; Horn Silver. 120
Iron Silver, 175: Mexican. 260; Mutual, 140; On
tario, 34.00; Ophlr, 425; Plymouth, 475; Savace
130; Sierra Nevada, 210; Standard, 100: Union
Consolidated. 250; Ward Consolidated, 165.
The Drrsoods Hnrket.
New York, August 10. Orders received by
mall and wire, which called for moderate re
plenishments of new goods, with some orders
on extension of those already on record for sta
ple fabrics. There was no change of any kind
in the market. The situation is steady.
Wool Market.
St. Louis Tho market Is weak and declin
ing. Bright medium. 19025c; coarse braid. 14
29c: lowmsai-dv. HQ18c: tine llr-ht l c !..: ."
1 SKIT u 19c' tnU wased, choice. 35c; lnf e'nor.
Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate.
Dr. L. C. S. Turner. Colfax. Is., says: -I am
SSI'SSSSSmS tt to W depression
Tropical Frnits Slow, as Home Stuff
is Superabundant
Oats, Wheat and Day Weak, Flour Quiet,
Corn Active, Strong.
OrncE op the Pittsburg Dispatch,
Satubdat, August 10, 1S89. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Cheese and butter are firm at a slight ad
vance on prices of a week ago. Choice eggs
also show an upward drift. In alt these lines
markets show an improved tone over last Sat
urday. Potatoes, too, are In better demand
and stock here is better cleaned up than it has
been for many weeks. The supply of common
apples Is above demand, but fancy stock finds
ready sale at outside rates. Melons and sweet
pctaroes are coming in freely and prices are
weakening. California fruits are slow because, of
me nome article coming to tne iront so ireeiy.
Georgia melons have reached their end and
those now coming to market are principally
from Indiana and other Western States. In
the tropical fruit line lemons are strongest,
fancy being held at $6 507 oa Home fruits
have been in such good supply the past two or
three days that fruit from the tropics hasbeen
forced to the rear. .
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 20021c; Ohio do,
1819c; fresh dairy packed, 1415c; country
rolls, 1214c '
Beans Navy hand-picked beans, $2 402 60;
medium. $2 302 4a
Beeswax 2S30c V a for choice; low grade,
Cidfr Sand refined, $6 50S7 GO: common,
$3 504 00: crab cider, $8 00S 50 ft 'barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c ) callon.
Cheese Ohio, 8c: New York, 10c; Urn
burger, S9c: domestic Sweitzer, 9)t12Xc;
Imported Sweitzer, 22c
California Fruits California peaches,
$2 OOflX-bushel box; Bartlett pears, $3 00
3 50 box; grapes, $2 60Q3 00 a 20-pound box;
apricots, nwi 4-nasitet cafe; piums, ii i&a
2 00 a 4-baoket case.
Egos 1515Jc t dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, Jl 502 00 V barrel; pine
apples. SI 00l 25 $1 dozen: whortleber
ries, 75cg$l 00 pall; blackberries, 58c
Jf quart; watermelons, $15 00(320 00 hundred:
Delaware peaches, $1 25l 50 per half-bushel
Feathers Extra live geese. 5060c; No. 1,
do, 4045c: mixed lots, 8035c $ &.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 5060cfl
pair; old, 7075c fl pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 lbs to bushel, $5 60
P bushel; clover, large English, 62 as, $3 00;
clover, Alsike, $8 60; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 &s, $1 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fts, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14fts, $1 00;
orchard grass, 14 B, $1 65; red top, 14 lbs, $1 25;
millet, 50 ft!.:$l 00; German millet. 50 fis,
$1 50; Hungarian grass, 60 lbs, $1 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, $2 50 fl bushel of
Tallow Country, 4c; city rendered, i
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy. $5 50
6 50 V box: Messina oranges $5 005 60 ) box;
rodi, $4 50(35 00: bananas, $2 00 firsts, $1 25 good
seconds, bunch; cocuinuts, $4 004 50 ?)
hundred; new figs, 8KVc ft B; dates, 646Kc
V &
Vegetables Potatoes, $l 2501 60 -fl bat r el;
tomatoes, home-grown, $1 251 50 $) bushel;
wax beans, $1 1 bushel; green beans, 6075c $
bushel; cucumbers, home-raised, $1 60 bushel;
radishes, 2540c ft dozen; home-grown, cab
bage, 50c ft bushel; new celery, bome-erown,
50c ft dozen; sweet potatoes, (4 004 60 ft barrel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 21X22Xc;
choice Rio. 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio,
lS10Kc: old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 2223c; Mocha. 27Q23c: Santos. 1922Kc;
Caracas. 2022c: peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Guayra, 2122c
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,
SKc; high grades, 21K26Kc; old Government
Java, bulk. 3131Kc; Maracaibo. 2627c;
Santos. 20X22ic: peaberry, 25c; peaberry,
choice Rio, 23Kc: prime Rio, 21jc; good Rio,
21c: ordinary, 2uJc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8e;
cas-ia. 6c: pepper, 16c; nutmeg, 7O80c
Petboleuh (jobbers' prices) 11U test, 7c:
Ohio. 120, 8c; headlight, 150, Kc; water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; camadine,
HKc: rovallne, 14c
hvrups v-orn syrups, zeeBisc: cnoice sugar
I , 3SQ3Se
iuttiDc: pnme sugar syrup, soswic:
p. 90c
N. Cf. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 4bc; m
Soda Bi-carb In kegs, SX04c; bi-carb in Jfs,
5ic; bi-carb, assorted packages, 5g6c; sal
Suda In kegs, lc;do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; steartne, ft
set, 8X-;para(Bne. ll12c '
Rice Head. Carolina, 77Wc; choice. M
7c; prime, 55j6c: Louisiana, 66Hc
Btabch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6X7c; gloss
starch, 57c
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins. $2 85; ln.
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
32 60; Muscatels. $2 25; California Muscatels,
$1 85: Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia, 7k8c;
sultana. SXc: currants, 4X5c; Turkey prunes,
4Ji5c; French prunes. 8X13c; Salonlca
prunes. In 2-ft packages. 8c; cocoanuts, ft 100.
$6 00; almonds. Lan., per ft. 20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled, 40c: walnuts, nap.. 12Q15c; Sicily
filberts, 12c: Smyrna flgs, 1216c: new dates,
6X6c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
per ft. 2122c; lemon peel, ft ft, 1314c; orange
Dried Fbuits Apples, sliced, per ft 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6V6Xe: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California evaporated,
unpared, 1012Xc: cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted. 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2124Xc; blackberries, 7X8c; huckle
berries. lu12c
.-UQARS Cubes, 9ffi9Jic; powdered, 9?f
9c: granulated. 9c; confectioners' A,8j2
9c; standard A. 7Jc; soft whites. 8X8JJc: yel
low, i-uuiur, orjc; veuonr, eoou, ii9c; JOilOW,
fair. 8Xc; velfow. dark, 7Jfc I
Pickles Medium, bbfs (L200), $4 50; nedl
um. half bbls (600), $2 75.
aALT No. 1. ft bbL 95c: No. 1 ex. ft bbl, II 05,
dairy, fl bbl. $1 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, $1 20;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, $2 bO, Hicrins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, $3 Oa
Canned Goods Standard peaches $11300
1 90: 2ds $1 301 35; extra peaches, $1 60gl 9u;
pie peaches, 90c; finest corn, $11 60; Hid. Co.
corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cH; Lima beans,
$1 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75S5c; mar
rowfat peas, $1 1001 15: soaked peas. 70gT75c;
pineapples, $1 40$1 60: Bahama do, $275, dura
sonplum 95c: greeneages, $1 25; egg plums,
$2; California pears, $2 50; do groengapes, $2; do,
egg plums, $2; extra white cherries, $2 90: red
cherries. 2 lis. 90o; raspberries, $1 401 60:
strawberries. $1 10; gooseberries. $1 8001 40;
tomatoes, 82X92c; salmon. 1-ft, $ 752 10;
blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
99c; do ereen, 2 fts, $1 251 60; corn beef. 2-ft
cans. $2 05; 14 ft cans, $14 00; baked beans. 31 45
1 50; lobster. 1-ft. $1 7501 80; mackerel, 1-ft
cans, broiled. $1 60: sardines, domestic Vi,
$4 5004 GO: sardines, domestic Xs, :$8 258 60;
sardines, imported. s, $11 6012 50, sardines,
imported, Xs- 18: sardines, mustard, $4 60; sar
dines, spiced, $4 60.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, $38 ft
bbL; extra No. 1 do, mess, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
336: No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock. 4Xc ft: do medium. GeorVe's end.
' Sc; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6X07Xc Herring
jiounu snore, ww n ooi; spilt, S7 uo; lake.
$2 60 M 100-ftHalf bbL White fish. $7 00 ft H&
ft half bbl. Lake trout. $5 60 ft halt bbL
Finnan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
ft ft. Pickerel. X barrel, $2 00; Ji barrel, $1 10;
Potomac herring, $5 00 ft barreL $2 60 ft X
Oatmeal $6 308 60 ft bbL
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 68 60o
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain. Flour and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at tho Grain Ex
change, 24 cars. By Pittsbnrg, Cincinnati and
St. Louis, 3 cars of corn, 6 of oats, 1 of hay, 1 of
flour and feed, 1 of flour. By PittsburcFort
Wayne and Chicago, 1 car of wheat, 1 of mid
dlings. 2 of flour, 1 of malt. By Pittsburg and
Lake Erie. 1 car of oats, 2 of malt By Pitts
burg and Western, 1 car ot oats, 1 of corn, 1 of
malt, 2 of flour. There were no sales on caU.
Total receipts bulletined for the week, 155 cars,
against 162 last week and 193 the week before.
uorn is tne omy iactor or cereals that shows
any strength. Oats and bay are very weac,
owing to bountiful new crops. Flour is easy,
enough to seek a lower level before long.
Wheat Jobbing prices New No. 2 red.
83Q84e:No.2red.69i390c;No. 3red,83g84c
Cobs No. 2 yellow, ear, 45046c; high mixed
ear, 44Q44I'c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 4243o;
high mixed, shelled. 41042c: mixed, sbelled.
Oats No. 2 white. 3232Kc; extra, No. S.
8131Uc; No. 3 white, 3030c; mixed oats.
Kte No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio,5152c;
No. 1 Western, 6051c; new rye No. 2 Ohio.
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, $5 56 25; winter straight.
$5 005 25; clear winter, $4 755 00; straight
XXXX bakers', $4 254 60 Bye flour, $3 603
400. ,
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $13 60A
15 00 ft ton; brown middlings, $11 500 12 00; win
ter wheat bran. $11 00011 2o: ebon feed, sis nva
HAT Baled timothy, choice, $14 60314 75;
Ncldo, $13 60 13 75; No. 2 do, $11 0012 50;
.loose from wagon, $18 69018 00; new hay ozefv
110 00014 00, according to quality: No. 1 up
land prairie, $9 009 50: No. 2. $7 608 00; pack
ing do,' $6 006 6 5a
Straw Oats, $8 50; wheat and rye straw,
S5 60SC CO.
Fro visions.
Sugar-cured hams, large, HJc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c, sugar-cured hams, small,
12Xc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c;sugar
cured shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders. 9c; sugar-cured California hams.
8c: sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sugar
cured dried beet sets, lOKc, snear-cured dried
beef rounds, 12jc; bacon shoulders, 6Jic; bacon
clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, SKc; dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, 8c
Xf am nnrlr hov. S13 00: meJM rtnrk. family.
$13 6& Lard Refined In tierces, 6K half
barrels. 6Kc; 60-ft tubs, 6Vc: 20-B palls, 7c: 60-B
tin cans, 6fec: 3 ft tin pails: 7c; 6-ft tin pails,
7c: 10-lb tin paiK 6c; 6-ft tin pails. 7c; 10-
tin pills, 7c Smoked sausage, long. 5c; large,
5c Fresh pork links, 9c. Boneless hams, 10c.
Pigs feet, half barrel, $3 60; quarter barrel,
$2 00.
Dressed Meat.
Armour t Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 6o0
Sis. 5Vci 650 to 650 lis. 6Vc: 650 to 750 lis, oVc
Sheep, 8c it ft. Lambs, 10c ft ft. Hogs,6J4a,
Fresh pork loins, Sc
Business, Having About Touched Bed-Rock,
Besln to Broaden.
Manager Chaplin, of the Clearing House,
takes a hopeful view of the business situa
tion. He remarked Saturday: "Pittsburg
is doing remarkably well this summer.
This has been about the dullest week of the
dullest month of the year, yet the bank
clearings are in round numbers $800,000
better tbau for the same time last year. The
prospects for a big faU trade are rosy. I
would like to see the exchanges average
$3,0(0,000 daily, and would not be surprised if
my wishes were realized. This would place us
permanently ahead of St. Louis.
"We are steadily leading Baltimore and Cin
cinnati The former is losing its grain trade,
and is not likely to be a formidable competitor
much longer. I telegraphed to Boston to give
us precedence over Baltimore in the Clearing
House reports, and 1 see they have done it.
The signs of the times, as I read them, are full
of encouragement. Pittsburg has nothing to
There were no Important changes in the busi
ness situation last week, but such as occurred
were in the direction oi expansion. It is the
universal opinion that the financial, commer
cial and industrial Interests of the country
were never on a sounder footing The outlook
for a large fall trade grows brighter as time
passes. That it will give full employment to
labor and absorb about all the idle money Is
generally admitted. Local securities were,
with few exceptions, firm and dull.
The same may be said of petroleum.
There was a good movement In real estate
for the season. The number of deeds recorded
was 184, representing $256,776. Business In
mortgages was comparatively light, owing to
the absence of a large number of capitalists.
The number officially noted was 192, involving
$318,251. The largest was for $15,000, placed
with the Fidelity Title and Trust Company.
Iron was active and firmer. Wholesalers and
jobbers of the leading staples reported larger
sales trfan at the same time last year, and col
lections easier,
Life insurance or assurance, as our English
conslns put it which was in the zenith of its
activity just after the Johnstown flood, is now
In the nadir of its dullness. "People seem to
have lost all fear of dying," remarked an agent
yesterday, "and very few of rhem will talk
about insurance. We had a little spurt of
activity growing out ot fears of an epidemic
from drinking Allegheny river water a few
weeks ago, but the outbreak failed to ma
terialize and the community has relapsed into
Indifference Health and prosperity are bad
for insurance men. A few financial crushes,
or a material increase in the death rate, would
help our business wonderfully. They make
people think of the hereafter."
There was quite a spurt In -building opera
tions last week, 70 permits being granted, in
volving an estimated expenditure of $210,527,
The largest was taken ont by H. S. A. Stewart.
representing an East End syndicate, for 15;.
pbrIcKTJiliaings.tobe erected on Nfgiey and
Stanton avenues, at a cost of $75,000. The next
largest was issued to J. F. Maderfor a five
story stone and brick structure on Fifth ave
nue. Third ward, to cost $22,000.
The East End Reformed Presbyterian
Chnrch was granted a permit fcr a one-story
brick building on Htland avenue, which will
involve an outlay of $20,000. Dr. 3. S. Slocum
took out one for a brick and stone three-story
house. Linden avenue. Twenty-second ward,
which will cost him $12,000.
Two others were taken ont for buildings
costing $6,000 and $9,000 respectively. Small
and medium-sized dwellings still have the call.
Indicating that worklngmen are investing their
surplus cash in homes.
A gentlemen in charge of the mortgage de
partment of a leadlne real estate agency on
Fourth avenne, remarked Saturday: "Busi
ness has been a little slack for a few days. I
hare plenty ot inquiries, bnt so many capital
ists are out ot the city that negotiations in
many cases will hang fire until their return.
There seems to be no scarcity of money seeking
this form of investment, although rates are a
shade stlffer than they were a month or two
"What effect the revival of trade In the fall
will have upon my business I cannot teU, but
if It should be as active as expected, a gdod
deal of money will probably be diverted to
other channels, which promise larger gains,
but, as I look at It, less security."
The stock market Saturday, so far as re
gards actual quotations, was practically un
changed. The extreme dullness admits of any
figures which principals or their agents choose
to make. Philadelphia Gas was fractionally
weaker. The prospect of losing many of its
best customers causes speculators to handle It
very carefully. The other gassers about held
their own. Electric was firm at 52?i bid. The
good condition of the company enables this
stock to hold all the advances made.
La Noria held around the old figures. There
would be considerable difficulty to market any
large amount of it at current prices. A full,
honest statement of tho condition of the plant
would be a boon to Investors. Manufacturers'
Gas continued Its upward movement. It was
offered at 30. with a small saln t "SI fin.
'zens Traction was offered down to 7L Cen
tral was in light demand at 3134. Pittsburg was
neglected, it is suffering from a smallness of
dividends. Switch and Signal was a shade
The following table snows tne prices ofactlve
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected dally for The Dispatch by
WmTNK.T&STEPHEi.soN. oldest Plttsburr mem
bers of New York Stock Exchange, 7 Fourth avc-
104 1"
34 H
102 X
, 10
Open-' Hljro-
ln. est.
est, is"
Am. Cotton Oil ,
Canadian Pacise
Canada Soutnern. S3
Central of .New Jersey.lltM
Centrairetll.. .. .
Chesapeake A Ohio
C. Bar. & Outlier.
C Mil. ft St. Paul
C Mil. 4 lit. P.. pr,
U., ltOCK.1. Air
C. tit. 1 A Pitts
C, St. U. & Pitts, pr.
Ii. St. P.. M. U
C. St. J.M. 4 O.. pr. ....
C ft Northwestern.. ..1I0M
O. A .Northwestern, pr. ..
c, a, C. &I 75
CC.U. I., pf....M02K
Col. Coat A Iron 27
Col. 4 HocKIng Val .. HV
Del.. L. AW U5H
Del. ft Hudson
E. T Va. AUa 10
K.T.,Va. ftUa.lst p.'. .. .
E. T- Va. A On. 2d or.
1105.' llujj
Illinois Central lis
Lake Krlfl A Western.. S0!4
Lake Erie West. Dr.. 6.VS
Lake Snore ft M. a..,..10,
LonlsvlUeftMasnvllle. G8fc
Michigan uentrai
Mo., Ksn. ft Texas.... 10H
Missouri Pacific Ilti
New f org Central 107
fi. r.. l. e. vr z;n
N.Y.. L. E. &W.. pref ....
X. 1 U. A St. Lu
. x.. st. l. pr.
N.Y.. C. ftHt.L.2d of ....
N. TCJb-M. K H
h. Y.. O. ft W 17
Norfolk at Western.... II
.Norfolk Western, pf. ....
Northern Pacific av
Nortnern Pacific oref. 67H
Ohio ft Mississippi 22
Oregon Improvement. M
Orecon Transcon S3H
PaeineMall SM
Peo. Dec. ft Kvans.
Pnllftian Palace Car.. .190)
Klchmoaa ft W. P. T.. 23t
Klcbmond ft W.P.T.nf 80 ij
Bt. P., Minn. 4 Man. .101
St L. A Han lran
84. L. A Ban rraamt. W,f
8t.L,.ASanjr.litnf.. ...
ftxMFacine ....", 2iu
UnlpnPaclfle t
Wabasn lejj
Wabash preferred...., j
western Union. SiS
Whrelmjr ft L. i. 70
BaitarTrnit 109
Jjatlonal Lead Trust.. K
vhleago Gas Trust 58),
M.i 68J
CIoslnsBond Quotations.
R-g-.rg is
U. n. 4s. coup 12S
M. K. JtT.Gen.5s
Mutual Union Si..
N. J. O. Int. Cert.
H'2-iHs.reg van
Northern Pac Ut..nH
Northern Pac3ds..llS
North w't'nconiols.145
Nnrthw'n deben's..I14
-V111CDS OI 'Stt...... 1S
foBlitanaiUnipedls 83S
Missouri Ss looi
tenn. new set. s..109,H
Oregon & Trans. 6s.lOS
St. 1.. I.M. Oen. 5 Si'2
St. I.A S.f. Gen.iJ.118K
--.u. ucn BBl. M....1U4
nn. new set. 3.... 7S
Canada So. Id W
Cen. l-aclflcliu 114X
Ijen. 4 K. Q. 4 n
"K-Q.Weit,lsis. "I
Erie, 2ds 103
a. K. A T. Oen. .. 64J
Ml. Panl consols ....125),
st.Pl, ChlPclsU.H7
Tx., r&L. tt.Tr Ks. S0H
Tx.,Pclt.G.Tr.Kcti X7H
Union rac. ists in
West Shore I09H
Boston Stocks.
Wis. Central, com... 23H
Calumet Hecia....223
rranann M
Usceola. 104
Pewable tnew) S
Qnlnev 43
Bell Telephone... .J30
Boston Land 6
Water Power tii
Tamarack lOZi
Boston 4lalns.....2W
U. JJ. 1 1M
Unn. Ban. A CIoto. 24
flint iPereM. pro. M
Mexican uen. com.. IS
lex.c.lstmtff.bds. 65H
N. Y. S. E. 7s....lIS?
"id Colour l
nntland preferred.. 40
Santa re copper.... k
Phlladclphia Stocks.
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 37
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex-ehsna-e.
JIM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kailroad 2K S2K
Beading zt)i 22 8-lS
Bunalo. Pittsburg and Western 10H
Lehlah Valley MX 63SJ
Lehigh Navigation KH S3
Northern Paclao 2H 29K
Northern Paclfle preferred flii e?M
Saturday's Oil Ranfce.
Corrected dally by John M. Oaauey & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
leum Exchange
Opened .100KLowest 100 W
Highest 101J4Closed 100
Average runs 47,233
Average shipments 78.152
Average charters 47,197
BeAned, New York, 7.40c
Kenne, London, ifii.
Refined, Antwerp, 18Kr.
Kenned. Liverpool, 6)d. ,
A. B. McGrew fc Co. quote: Puts, 99c;
calls, $1 01K.
Other Oil Markets.
Bradford, August 10. National transit cer
tificates opened at $1 00; closed at $1 00;
highest, $f OUi; lowest, $l8
Tttusville, August 10. National transit
certificates opened at $1 00; highest, $1 01V;
lowest, $1 00; closed, $1 00.
New York, August UX Petroleum opened
steady at 99c and after a slight decline be
came stronc add moved np to $1 00. A slight
reaction followed aim the market closed steady
at $1 00. Stock Exchange: Opening, 99c;
highest, SI 00: lowest, 99c; closing $1 Ouk.
Consolidated Exchange: Opening, $1 00K;
highest, $1 01K; lowest. $1 00f ; closing, $1 04&
Total sales, 286,000 barrels.
They Sit on u Hot Stove or an Ice Cake
With Equal Indifference.
New Haven Palladlum.I
A few days since Frank "Woodward, of
Albany, K. Y., who was visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas B. Smith, in Fair Haven, re
ceived a peculiar present from California.
It was sent to him by Leland Stanford, the
millionaire Senator, whose wife is an aunt
of Woodward and also of Mrs. Smith. Mr.
'Woodward opened the box and found three
salamanders, packed in cotton. These bugs
are more often read about than gazed upon.
They were found in caverns by some of Mr.
Stanford's employes, and Mrs. Stanford sent
(hem East
The three bugs traveled the 3,000 miles
without "visible means of support," unless
it was the cotton, but on arriving they were
very frisky and evidently in good spirits.
They are chunky little fellows, about two
inches long, and resemble nothing as tbey
do a piece of steel. They look like raw steel
an! act like it that is, they seem to be
metallic and invulnerable. They are alike
insensible to heat .and cold, and can be
toasted on a red-hot stove or seated upon an
'ice cake without their composure being in
the least disturbed.
After Floating for Three Weeks It Was
Picked Up-nnd Repaired.
London Telegraph. 1
A piano among the flotsam and jestam of
the sea is a novelty. Such a Tare object
from the Tasty deep turned np recently near
Worthing and the story of the adventures
of this niano is a remarkable one. Earlv
P. in the present year a collision occurred off
Bognor between the steamships Duke of
IBuccieuch and Yandalia. The Duke of
Buccleuch sank with all hands some 54
'persons and her boilers are supposed to
have exploded as she was sinking. On
hoard of her was a piano which, after a
cruise on its onw acconnt for some three
weeks, was cast up on the beach at Goring.
and there a gentleman named Lea, a musi
cal enthusiast became possessor of it.
Much of the woodwork was gone, but the
bound-board was uninjnned. Its new owner
had the seaweed barnacles, and sand re
moved, the wires and hammers cleaned of
bnt and slime, and when the instrument
pad been at last got into order it was tried,
nnd to the surprise of everybody its mechan
ism was found to be intact. '
II Willing to Make IHnn Miserable If He
Will Let Them.
lcsgo Mall.:
I "Girls are mighty queer," said a young
man whom I have always credited with
knowing a good deal abont the fair sex.
"They never know when they've got a good
thing. There's my room-mate, Jack, break
ing his neck to catch a pretty little blonde,
and because he is so infernally ardent she
just plays him. I've been watch'ing the case
as a sort of a lookout, and I'm dead certain
she thinks more of him than of any one of
the half dozen other iellotrs who are always
hovering around her, bnt she won't treat
him decently because she sees she doesn't
have to.
"Women are all alike when it comes to
that. . Let them walk on you and they'll do
it and think it fnn. Never let 'em begin it
and they won't want to."
Worse to Come.
Harper's Bazar. 3
"Ma," said afrightened little boy -in Har
lem, "do yon see that goat butting my
shadow on the fence?"
"Yes, Eocklej bnt that doesn't hurt you
"No, not now; but if he likes to butt my
shadow as hard as that, what d' yon think
he'll do when he sees me?"
A Distinction With a Difference.
Harper's Bazar.
"The difference between a doctor of laws
and an ordinary doctor," said Witticus,
"appears to be that a man who doctors or
dinarily tries the pnlse of his patient, but
he who would doctor the laws must get his
fingers on the pnlse of the whole people if
he wishes to succeed."
This is now conceded to be the best In the
market, as witnessed bv tbe fact that we have
just secured the DIPtOMA FOR EXCEL
LENCE at the Puro Food Exposition, now be
ing held In Philadelphia.
And with tho bright appetizing flavor ot fresh
ly roasted beef. '
JI5-W-XWT' - -
Signing Thousands of Warrants on the
Treasury Hazing the Assistant Post
masters General An Inquisitive Em
Plojo Bargaining With Bondsmen.
iconmsroicDXKci or the dispatch, i
WASmifOTOiJ, August 10. I found the
Third Assistant Postmaster General sitting In
his office signing warrants on the Treasury
one day last week; Two big piles of the blue
slips stood before him, and behind his desk
stood a burly colored attendant, who carefully
luoiieo. tne heavy lines of each bold signature,
"A. D. Hazen."
, "l8ign25,000orS0,000oftheseeveryquarter,"
said General Hazen as he laid down his pen,
affording a brief respite to his able-bodied as
sistant with the blotter. "At certain times in
the quarter we will average 1,000 a day. It was
the duty of the Postmaster General originally
to sign these warrants, but the undertaking
grew so great that Postmaster General Howp
went to Congress and had an act passed giving
the Third Assistant authority to sign them.
The act, however. Instead of expressly author
izing the Third Assistant to do this, said that
the Postmaster General might delegate It to
him by his hand and seal. It the Third Assist
ant was expressly invested with the authority
It would pass to bis chief clerk with the other
duties of the office whenever he went away.
Instead of that It returns to the Postmaster
General or the Acting Postmaster General.
You can be very sure, then, that the Postmas
ter General is more .jealous of my absence
than of the absence of any other official In the
Hazing In the Postofflce.
"When Frame Hatton was Postmaster Gen
eral, he inaugurated a system of hazing. Ho
suggested to me one day that he and I should
absent ourselves from the department and
leave a number of warrants for Governor
Crosby, the first assistant, to sign. 1 called In
Wells, the financial clerk, and told him to let
the warrants accumulate for several days and
that, at the end of that time, ll'. Hatton and 1
being away, he shonld take them up to Mr.
Crosby. Wells entered fully into the spirit or
the scheme and allowed the warrants to accu
mulate for several days. Then Mr. Hatton and
I went awav and he took the big bundle to Mr.
Crosby's office. Mr. Crosby examined it with
some care.
"'It seems to me. Mr. Wells, that these are
for the payment of money,' said he, and I
don t know about slminp them
"Tt's all right, sir,' said Wells. 'All you have
to do Is to sign your name there at the bottom.'
" 'Yes,' said Mr. Crosby, 'but I don't know
abont signing my name at the bottom. Sun-
ose you stand here and explain them to me as
sign them.'
"Wells tried to escape, but Mr. Crosby In
sisted upon his remaining. After Mr. Crosby
had signed two or three of the warrants some-i
one came in to tee him, and he laid down his
pen while he talked with his Visitor. At inter
vals throughout the afternoon other visitors
came in, and Mr. Crosby's signatures were
punctuated with such frequent interruptions
that at the end of the day be had made very
little progress. The next day and the next he
insisted on Wells belne present while he signed
the warrants, and he kept him standing about
almost a week. Wells did not appreciate the
joke as much as we.
"We put up the same Job on Mr. Thompson
when he was Second Assistant, in the winter
of 1884-85. It was just after he came into office
that we went away one day and left him to
sign warrants. He had signed a great many of
them before he found that they bore date of
two or three days before he was made Acting
Postmaster General. We nersnaded him. how
ever, that their legality would never be ques
tioned, and he finished signing them.
Both In the Same Box;
"We scarcely know exactly what we are
signing. We cannot expect to be familiar with
the details of the matters which coihe before
us. We must depend upon our clerks for
them. Old Gordon, who was for many years
chief messenger to the Postmaster General,
used to lay a great many things before him for
signature. 'Whatisthisr anew Postmaster
General would say, picking up a paper laid be
fore blm. 'You just sign your name right
there,' was the only reply Gordon would make,
as he indicated with his forefinger the place for
the signature. He was so accustomed to see
the Postmaster General sign mechanically
everything that was laid before blm that he
could not comprehend Inqulsltlveness about its
contents. Gordon was an old employe and he
had manv nrivileees accorded him. His son
was given a position In the department through"
ma lamer s inoQence, ana do mamiesiea a
most Impudent concern In what was going on
about him. He would have thought nothing of
reading a paper on the Postmaster General's
desk and then giving him advice about its con
tents. His Impudence became unbearable, and
Postmaster General Jewell removed him. It
was not long afterward that Grant fired'
Jewell. The day after his successor was ap
pointed he came to the department to clean
out his desk and say good-by to the boys. In
the hall be met young Gordon.
"Well. Governor," said Gordon, "we're both
ont, aren't weT"
"Yes." said Jewell, good naturedly. 'T hope
you can bear It as well as I can."
Barcalntns; for Bondsmen.
Second Assistant Postmaster General Whit
field was discussing with General Hazen, the
Third Assistant,matters in connection with the
service a few days ago, when the question of
postmasters' bonds was brought up. "When I !
was postmaster at Cincinnati." said Mr. Whit
field, ';i had to give a bond in the sum of 300,
000, and my sureties had to qualify In double
that sum; that is, a man who was on my bond
for 540,000 had to swear to 530,000 worth of
property. The size of tho bond was ridiculous.
There was an Assistant United States Treasur
er in the same building, and the law required
me to deposit with him at least once a day, to
forward tbe certificates of deposit to Washing
ton and to keep no more than 300 in the
drawer. Only on tho last day of the month was
there any considerable sum of money in my
bands. The postmaster holds out on the last
day of the month enough money to pay his
clerks and carriers, and, if his office Is tbe
headquarters ot a railway mall division, tbe
railway mail clerks as well. I suppose the
lamest sum of money I ever had on nand was
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opening of Lydia street, from Greenfield
avenue to Blgelow street.
Section 1 tie it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and It Is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of the same. That the
Chief of the Department of Public Works be
and Is hereby authorized and directed to cause
to be surveyed, and opened within 60 days from
the date ot the passage of this ordinance, Lydia
street, from Greenfield avenue to Blgelow
street, a. a wiatn ot ou ieei, in accoruance witr
plans on file In the Department of Public
Works known as "plan of streets in the Twenty
third ward, approved November 12, 1877, and
D. Wenkes' plan of lots in the Twenty-third
ward, recorded in Plan Book, voL 6, pace 77,
City Engineer's office. The damages caused
thereby and the benefits to pay tbe same to
be assessed and collected in accordance with
the provisions of an act of Assembly of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An
act relating to streets and sewers In cities of
'the second class," approved tbe 16th day of
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of ordi
nance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed
so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 22d day of J uly, A. D. ISStf.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY. President of
Common CounciL Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office, July 26, 1889. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN, Mayor. Attest: ROBT.
OSTERMAIER, Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
necoruea in urainance .book, vol 7, page 117,
6th day of August. A. D. 1889. auO-76
opening of Adler street, from Shady ave
nne to Hiland avenue.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg. In Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and It Is Sereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of tbe same. That the
Chief ot the Department of Public Works be
and Is hereby authorized and directed to cause
tc be surveyed and opened within 60 days from
tbe date of tbe passage of this ordinance. Adler
street, from Shady avenue to Hiland ave
nne. at a width of GO feet. In accordance
with a plan on file in tbe Department of Public
Works known as plan of proposed change of
location of Adler street, approved by Councils
November 11. 1872, The damaees caused there
by and the benefits to pay the same to be as
sessed and collected In accordance with the
provisions of. an act of Assembly of tbe Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act
relating to streets and sewers in cities" of the
second class," approved tho 16th day of May,
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of or
dinance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance, be and tbe same is hereby repealed,
so far as ths same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law In Councils
this 22d day of Jnly, A. D. 1SS9.
H. P. FORD, President of Select CounciL
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. X. HOLLIDAY. President of
Common CounciL Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's office. July 28, 1839. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: ROBERT
OSTERMAIER. Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 7, page 118,
6th day of August. A. P. SS3. an9-76
TNo. 68.1
of South Eleventh street, from Muriel
street to the Monongahela river.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it Is hereby ordained and
enacted by the authority of the same. That tho
consent of the Councils is hereby given to tbe
vacation of that portion of South Eleventh
street, from Muriel street to the Monongahela
river, and so far as tbe power of Councils ex
tends in the premises, said portion of said
street Is hereby vacated, provided, however,
that wben the Oliver Iron and Steel Company,
the present owners ot the abutting
property, shall cease .to use the street
hereby yacated, or the property abutting
thereon, for manufacturing purposes, said
street shall be opened for tbe public use; and,
provided-further, that whenever the Councils
or tbe city of Pittsburg shall deem the same to
be necessary, and shall pass an ordinance di
recting tbe same to be done, then and in that
case the said Oliver Iron and Steel Company,
their successors and assigns, shalL within a
period of one year, give up possession of said
street to public use the same as It existed prior
to the passage of this, ordinance without any
compensation therefor.
ftctla 2-XbM aay trtlmw or ywt ot
ordinance conflicting! with the provisions of
this ordinance, be and the same is hereby re
pealed, so far as the same affects this ordi
nance. Ordained and enacted, into a law In Council
this 22d day of July. A. D. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY. President ot
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's office. July 2a 18S9. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN, Mayor. Attest: ROBERT
OSTERMA1ER. Assistant Mayor's Clerk
Recorded In Ordinance Book, voL 7, page 125,
7th day of August, A. D. 1889. au9-76
No, 46.1
opening of Summerlea street, from Wal
nut street to Pennsylvania Railroad.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by tho
clty'ot Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it Is hereby ordained and
enacted by tbe authority of the same. That the
Chief of the Department of Public Works ba
and is hereby authorized and directed to causa
to be surveyed and opened within 60 days from
the date of the passage of this ordinance. Sum.
merlea street, from Walnut street to Pennsyl
vanla Railroad, at a width of 0 feet, in ac
cordance with a plan on file in the Depart
ment of Public Works, known as plan of
streets bounded by Fifth avenue. Roup street;
Center avenne and Shady avenne; approved
December 29. 1871. and an ordinance locating
part of said street, approved March V,
1888 The damages caused thereby and
the benefits to pay the same to be assessed and
collected In accordance with tbe provisions of
an act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, entitled, "An act relating to
streets and sewers In cities of the second
class," approved the loth day of May, A. D.
18S9. ,
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of
ordinance conflicting with tbe provisions of
this ordinance, be and the same is hereby re
pealed so far as tho same affects this ordi
nance. Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 22d dav of Jnl v. A. D. 1889.
H.P.FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD. Clerk ot Select
Council. GEO. L. HOLLIDAY. President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's office. Jnly 261 1859. Approved:
WM. McCALLIN. Mayor. Attest: ROBERT
OSTERMAIER. Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 7, page 113,
6th day of August, A. D. 1889. au9-7S
A No. 53.1
opening of Larimer avenue, from Station
street to Broad street.
Section 1 Be it ordained and enacted by the
city of Pittsburg, in Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and it is hereby ordained and
enacted by tbe authority of the same. That the
Chief of the Department of Public Works be
and is hereby authorized and directed to cause
to be surveyed and opened within 60 days from
the date of the passage of this ordinance.
Larimer street, from Station street to Broad
street, at a width of 40 feet, in accordance
with an ordinance locating the same,
approved November 12, 1886. The damages
caused thereby and the benefits to pay the
same to be assessed and collected in accord
ance with the provisions of an act of Assembly
ot the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitled.
"An act relating to streets and sewers in cities
of tbe second class," approved the 16th day
of May, A. D. 1889.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of
ordinance conflicting with tbe provisions ot
this ordinance be and tbe same Is hereby re
pealed so far as the same affects this ordi
nance. Ordained and enacted into a law in Councils
this 22d day of Jnlv, A. D. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Counctt.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD, Clerk of Select
Council. GEO.L. HOLLIDAY. President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO. BOOTH,
Clerk of Common Council.
Mayor's Office. July 23, 1889. Approved!
WM. McCALLIN, Mayor. Attest: ROBERT
OSTERMAIER, Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
Recorded In Ordinance Book, vol. 7, page 121,
6th day of August, A. D. 1889. au9-7S
jttL opening of Beatty
street, from Baum
street to Havs street.
Section I Be it ordained and enacted by tha
city of Pittsbnrg, In Select and Common Coun
cils assembled, and It is hereby ordained and
enacted by tbe authority of the same. That tha
Chief ot the Department of Public Works ba
and Is hereby authorized and directed to cause
to be surveyed and opened within 60 days from
the date of the passage of this ordinance,
Beatty street, from Baum street to Hays street,
at a width of 40 feet, in accordance with a
plan on file in the Department of Pnblio
Works, known as East Liberty plan, ap-
Jiroved September 26, 1870, and an ordinance
ocatingpart of thesame,anproved March 2,1888.
Tbe damages caused thereby and the benefits to
pay the same to be assessed and collected In
accordance with the provisions of an act of
Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania entitled "An act relating to streets and
sewers In cities ot the second class," approved
tne loin aay oi aiay. A. 13. issa.
Section 2 That any ordinance or part of ordi
nance conflicting with the provisions of this
ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed
so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Ordained and enacted into a law In Councils
this 22d dav of July. A. D. 1889.
H. P. FORD, President of Select Council.
Attest: GEO. SHEPPARD. Clerk of Select
CounciL GEO. L. HOLLIDAY, President of
Common Council. Attest: GEO.BOOTH. Clerk:
of Common Council.
Mayor's Office. Jnly 23, 18S9. Approved!
WM. McCALLIN, Mayor. Attest: ROBT. OS
TERMAIER. Assistant Mayor's Clerk.
, Recorded in Ordinance Book, vol. 7, page 122,
7th day of Angnst, A. D. 1889. an9-76
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