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ST EUGEXE L. DIDIEE.
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"I don't .know what children are mads for
except to torment tbelr parents, especially
their mothers," petulantly cried Mrs. Despard,
as she entered the parlor one evening, after put
ting her fire children to bed, for it was the
nurse's evening out.
"Children are the angels of this life, my
dear." said Mr. Despard, looking up from his
book, and displaying a singularly refined face,
whose features though delicate were of a
highly intellectual character. It was the face
of a man better fitted for the elegant retire
ment of a library than for the rough battle of
"Angels I" exclaimed Mrs. Despard. "Imps,
rather. How I hate them!"
"What an unnatural sentiment!" said Mr.
Despard, with an expression of mock horror.
""Why, you are worse than the beast of the field
and the birds of the air. Children are the
lovely buds of the garden of life. My children
are a perpetual pleasure to me."
"Children are very nice as play things to be
dropped when you are tired of them," returned
his wife. "That is very different from being
the slave of their silly caprices and childish
whims. My present existence is a complete
"Do you call taking care of your children a
sacrifice? That is onlv a natural duty; the
birds, the beasts and the insects take care of
"It is all very well for you to lecture me upon
the duty to my children, but you take very good
care to shirk all your own duties in that re
spect." "What duties do I shirk? Do I not provide
clothes, food and education for my children?
My duties are different from yours."
"Had not that precious uncle of yours robbed
yon of half your fortune, we might have enough
to live on."
"Poor Uncle William, I always pitied him."
"Pitied him." cried Mrs. Despard. "Well,
you should get a pair of wings and go toheaven
for you are too good for this wicked world. The
idea of pitying the man who robbed you, your
uncle and guardian, too, who should have been
the first to protect you."
"He was so clever, so handsome" Mr. Des
'Handsome is as handsome does," cried Mrs.
Despard. He may have been as handsome as
Apollo, but he behaved Infamously to you."
' "We do not know to what temptation he was
exposed," Mr. Despard was beginning to say,
when his wife broke in:
"You are too ridiculous for anything. The
idea of making excuses for the man who rob
bed jou of hall your fortune, I have no pa
tience with a man so soft-hearted."
"I have often wondered what became of my
"I suppose he is living elegantly upon your
money in Italy, where 25,000 would be regarded
as a hanosome fortune."
"I would like to see him again."
"I would like to see the money he stole."
"I one very much to him."
"He paid himself very well when he ran away
with $25,000 of your money."
"Was not that the front door bell," said Mr.
"It is 10 o'clock, too late for a visitor in this
"It may be some belated traveler."
"Well, this is not a hotel. The. village inn
will welcome any coming guest."
"There's the bell again, I must open the
In a few moments be ushered into the parlor
a tall, handsome, distinguished-looking gentle
man, whose pure white hair and beard were in
striking contrast with his dark, luminous eyes,
and deep, olive complexion.
Mr. Despard introduced the stranger to his
wife as Dr. Arminius, an Arabian physician
from Constantinople. He made a low bow.and
placed his right hand upon his left breast. His
manner was grave, and dignified, and reveren
tial. "Dr. Arminius is a friend of 'Uncle Will
iam,' " said Mr. DespanLoff ering cake and wine
to the visitor.
"I congratulate him upon having such a
friend," began Mrs. Despard.
"Perhaps I am his greatest enemy. We have
a saying in the East: Call no man your friend
until he is dead. We should 'be the best of
friends, for our interests are as identical as the
soul ana the body."
"The stranger's voice was deep and rich; he
spoke with a calm deliberation, as though he
was engaged in the mental process of translat
ing his words as he uttered tbem.
"Uncle William went away 22 years ago, and
we have never heard anything from him until
this moment," said Mr. Despard.
"He has had many ups and downs, but being
an American, he always lighted upon his feet.
For the last ten years he has held the lucrative
position of chief physician to the Sultan.
Abdul Hamid has a very high opinion of
American talent of every kind. From pulling
teeth to making cannon, he thinks the Ameri
cans are the cleverest people in the world. Do
you remember your Uncle William?"
"He has good reasons to remember him,"
quickly replied Mrs. Despard.
"Perfectly, but all these years must have
changed his appearance"
"Is he married?" asked Mrs. Despard.
".No. The domestic life of the many-wived
Sultan has no doubt deterred him from the
perilous Joys of matrimony."
"He is a rich old bacheler, then," said Mrs.
"Well, I don't know whether he would be
called a rich man in America, but $500,000 is
regarded as a large sum in the East
'rive hundred thousand dollars!" cried Mrs.
Despard. "Do you mean to say that William
Despard has been rolling in wealth while his
nephew, whom he so shamefully wronged, has
been Iivinc in poverty and seclusion?"
The stranger made no response to this out
burst of feeling; in fact he did not seem to
notice Mrs. Despard's last remark, but sat
gravely contemplating a superb solitaire dia
mond ring on the little finger of his left hand.
Mr. Despard was the first to speak. In the
softest tones be said:
"My dear, we must not forget that Dr. Ar
minius has been traveling, and would like to
retire. Is the guest chamber ready?"
"No, but I will see that it is ready in a few
minutes," said Mrs. Despard, feeling herself
dismissed, and sailing out of the parlor in dis
gust Early the next morning the visitor was
awakened by various sounds, loud and shrill,
proceeding from the nursery. He arose,
dressed and descended to the porch, which
commanded a fine view of woods, fields and
mountains. He had not been there long bo
fore a troop of merry children appeared upon
the scene. The eldest was a girl of 10, bright
and beautiful, with dark brown eyes. There
were five of them in alL They stood in grace
ful attitudes, glancing at the stranger with
childish curiosity. They all had brown eyes,
and were lovely and refined looking, although
very plainly dressed.
The stranger looked at them for a few mo
ments, while a grave bnt sweet smile passed
over his face, as be said:
"Who are you and where did du all come
"We are the Despard children and have just
come from the nursery," said the eldest child,
who acted as speaker for the party. My name
is Grace. I know that is the next question
you are colcg to ask me. It's generally the
first the people ask children. Why is it?"
"When two grown persons meet they are
either introduced by a mutual friend, or they
exchange cards, or mention their names."
"Mamma says it is not polite to ask questions,
but how are you to find out things it you don't
askr Now I am dsing to know who you are and
how you happened to come here, but I am too
polite to ask."
"What a splendid diplomatist yoa would
make. Do you know what a diplomatist is?"
"It it a person who finds out things without
That is a very good definition. Now I will
tell you whom I am and where I came from. I
came from a far country from Turkey. Did
you ever bear of Turkey?"
"I did," cried a pretty little girl of 5, "we had
turkey at Christmas: I like it."
"The Turkey 1 mean would not do for a
Christmas dinner, although the great powers
of Eu rope are anxious to get a slice of it. I am a
doctor. Do you know what a doctor is?"
Ob, yes," answered Grace, very promptly.
"He givei us nasty medicine and sends papa
Dr. Arminius smiled at this very childish
definition of a doctor, and said:
"I hope you don't have to take very much of
the doctor's nasty mediolne?"
Oh, no; I am a little too old for that now. I
The child spoke with great dignity, and
seemed to be fully impressed with the import
ance of her position's the eldest of the chil
dren. "You are very healthy, then?" asked Dr.
"Yes, I am healthy and happy."
"How do you amuse yourself T"
"I study, play.read, sew; oh, there Is plenty
to do in and outside of the house, and these
children bother me a great deal."
"Oh, I have to keep them out of mischief;
they must be watched all the time. They are
a great care to me."
"You speak like a little mother."
"lam as much a mother now as 1 will ever
be, for 1 have made up my mind never to get
"You are a wise little maiden. Marriage was
the cause of all the mischief that now exists
in the world, or that ever has or ever will
"How is that?" asked Grace, full of wonder
ment. "Had not Adam married Eve he would not
have eaten the forbidden fruit, which brought
evil upon all mankind. Had not Adam eaten
that fatal apple, these children would, not
bother you at alL"
"I wish Adam had not eaten the apple, then."
The appearance of At. Despard put an end
to this interesting conversation. He dismissed
the children with a word and a smile, and then
sat down by Dr. Arminius.
"Tell me something about my Uncle William.
I was always very fond of him. He taught me
how to swim, to shoot, and to fish. When I was
old enough to appreciate literature, be directed
my studies and unfolded to my young mind the
beauty and wealth of English literature. Yes,
I owe much to my Uncle William."
"Your wife let fall a remark last night which
seemed to imply that your uncle had wronged
jou in someway."
"My wife sometimes lets her feelings run
away with her Judgment, and speaks hastily
without considering the effects of her words.
You know my uncle, bow does he impress
"He always seems oppressed by some great
sorrow. In the gayest company, he alone is
sad. At banquets where wine flows and wit
sparkles, bis thoughts are far away."
"Poor fellow," said Mr. Despard, with a voice
full -of sympathy. "He was once so gay, so
bright, so joyous the life of every company,
the delight of every circle at whose approach
all gloom disappeared as the mist before the
"If your uncle wronged you, as your wife
intimated, have jou never thought it strange
that he made no effort to repair the wrong?"
"I never have, and never will believe that he
intentionally wronged me. Left an orphan at
an early age, he was my father, friend, guar
dian, everything that a clever and experienced
man of the world could be to ayouth just grow
ing into manhood. I learned to love him more
than any other person in the world."
"Have you not wondered at his unbroken
silence during all these years?"
"I supposeed that when he had anything
agieeable to say he would communicate with
"I have something to say on the subject. For
years your uncle had a hard struggle with for
tune, and when, at last, the fickle goddess
smiled upon him, his first desire was to write to
you, but, just then, he heard you had been
killed by a railroad accident."
"That was a distant relative of the same
"It was only a few months since he heard
from the American Minister that you were
alive and married, and living in this village
with a large family of small children. Then
he determined to find how you felt toward him,
and whether the cause of his disappearance be
came a matter of public notoriety."
"I have never mentioned the subject to any
human being except my wife. For a few days
after his departure, there were wonders, sur
mises and questions asked which no person
could answer. But nothing in New York is
more than a three days' wonder. The funeral
of a hero is forgotten in the murder of a mill
ionaire; the flight of a bank President to
Canada will give place to the arrival ot a prima
donna from Europe. So, events will follow
one another in New York as the waves follow
another upon the sea, and leave about as much
Just then, Mrs. Despard came out and an
nounced that breakfast was served. A night's
rest had "smoothed her wrinkled front" of the
previous evening, and she was very sweet and
The children generally, made a lively break
fast table, but on this morning they were re
strained by the presence of the grave and dig
"Your eldest daughter has very seriously in
formed me that she never intends to get mar
ried," said Dr. Arminius, addressing Mrs. Des
pard. 'That's right, Grace, don't get married
unless yoa find a Prince Fortunatus with a
purse always well filled," said her mother.
"Doctor, my wife thinks that money is a sure
cure for all the ills that flesh is heir to."
"It certainly prevents a great many of the
ills of life, and prevention is much better than
cure," answered Mrs. Despard.
"With five children to feed, clothe and edu
cate, money is an absolute necessity. The
butcher and the baker must be paid or they
will nut serve you with bread and meat."
"My dear, Dr. Arminius can take very little
interest in all these domestic details."
"Oh, yes, I do, for one of my principal objects
in coming to America was that your Uncle
William might be advised of the state of your
domestic affairs, for I know that he is deeply
interested in you and yours"
To this Mis. Despard replied:
"You can inform him that we have asmall in
come upon which to support a large family;
that, in order to make the two ends meets, we
have been obliged to banish ourselves to this
village and to practice the most rigid economy.
You can say to him that X at least am op
pressed with anxiety for the future of my
family, for my husband has so highly refined
and poetic a soul that he cannot make money
like common men; that his sensitive nature re
coils from contact with a rough and un
sympathetic world, and even in the ordinary
affairs of life he mingles among men like a be
"Your description is purely ideal, but Dr.
Arminius might judge me by it, and think that
I am a child in all worldly matters."
You have told me a thousand times that
your proper place was a well-filled library with
unlimited leisure that you hated all contact
.with the world."
"I may hate to mix with the world, but I do
so when occasion requires. I hate to practice
economy, but I do practice it every day. I can
suit myself to my circumstances, whatever
they may be. I believe I could bear the bur
den of sudden wealth without a murmur."
"Poverty is the best preparation for the
proper appreciation of wealth," says Dr. Ar
minius. There are trials and troubles In every posi
tion, from the monarch on Us throne to the
pauper in his garret." Mr. Despard remarked.
"Our own troubles seem the most because we
have to endure them."
"No position can be mote trying than that
of genteel poverty," Mrs. Despard answered.
"It is a perfect crucifixion of, the soul an ab
solute sacrifice of all the finer feelings."
"A large experience has taught me that mis
ery is universal, and happiness the rare posses
sion of very few." Dr. Arminius responded. "I
have known miserable princes and happy peas
ants. I have been in iammes wnere a perfect
dream of luxury was realized, but happiness
was not there. So also I have found contention,
bickering and unhappincss in a cottage. Hap
piness must come from within, for neither
fame nor fortune will confer it Wis Alexan
der happy after conquering the world? Are
the modern millionaires happy?"
"I am sure the possession of wealth will not
make me happy," said Mrs Despard. "I know
the want of it fills me with care and anxioty.
When I think of the future with all its un
known and unknowable possibilities, I am
oppressed with forebodings."
"My wife will not adopt my philosophy, and
believe that everything comes to those who
"Death will come sooner or later to you or
me, and our children will be left almost desti
tute." "Heaven will provide," answered 'Mr. Des
pard. "The same heaven that feeds the birds
of the air and the fishes in the sea'will not
allow our children to want"
"Heaven helps those who helps themselves,"
said Mrs. Despard. "In this country there is
something for every person to do, 'but this
world will pass jou bj if you do not Join the
busy throng, and keep up with the rushing
"Well, the leopard cannot change his spots,
neither can I change the disposition which na
ture implanted within me," answered Mr. Des
pard. "I can no more go out into the world and
make money than the Indian can give up the
free life of the plains and become a fashionable
club man. Both are impossible, the one no
more so than the other. The Indian loves the
freedom of the body. I love the freedom of the
In a few days the Oriental stranger had made
himself a great favorite with all the children.
He taught them all kinds of games, made the
most beautiful kites, took them on tramps
through the woods after wild flowers, and, in
short-planned so many amusements for them,
that Mrs. Despard saw so little of them that
she really enjoyed tbelr company, and declared
that the arrival of Dr. Arminius had proved a
blessing to the family.
One evening after Dr. Arminius bad been
there about ten days or two weeks, he and Mr.
Despard were sitting on the porch, supper was
over, and Mrs. Despard was superintending the
putting of the children to bed. The Doctor was
smoking a curiously fashioned Eastern pipe.
For some time he puffed great ""volumes of
smoke without speaking; suddenly he said:
"Would you really care to see your Uncle
"Nothing would give me more pleasure. Will
he come before you return to Constantinople?"
"If he has wronged you, why do you want to
"Because I love him, and never ceased to love
him, and never will.
The stranger was weeping. Mr. Despard with
great tenderness asked:
"Why these tears? What have I said to make
you weep? I am sorry, very sorry."
"My tears are tears of joy. I am happier at
this moment than I have been for more than
20 years. I feel that earth still holds out a hope,
and my country has a home for me. I weep be
cause your love, so long and so cruelly tried,
has never failed."
"Is it possible that you are my Uncle William,
and X never suspected it for a moroentT"
"I am that unfortunate person, unfortunate
now no longer. I came here incog. That I
might ascertain bow you felt toward me. Time
has changed my mind as well as xaf body. The
once gay and dashing young doctor is now a
grave and dignified philosopher. The wrong
that I did you 22 years ago, I wish to repair, if
it is possible. I will divide my fortuno with you,
which will give you 250,000 in hand, and leave
you the same amount at my death. I ask only
a home in your family, where I may pass the
evening of my days in the enjoyment of the
peace and happiness so long a stranger to me."
Despard threw himself into his uncle's arms,
"You shall have a home in my family, as you
have always had a home in my heart The past
is past forever; the present is ours. Let us en
Joy it together!"
At that moment Mrs. Despard appeared upon
"Come here, my dear." said her husband.
"This Is my Uncle William, returned from the
East bringing with him half a million dollars,
half of which he will give us at once, and the
balance at his death, which I hope will be a
long time oft. He Is going to live with us."
Mrs. Despard's first impulse was to fly, but
Uncle William caught her In his arms, and
everything was forgiven, then and there.
LIVE STOCK MAKKETS.
The Condition of Bnloeu at tboEoatLlberty
Office op PrrrsBtnio dispatch, 1
SATURDAY. August 17, 1889. J
CATTLE Receipts, 62U head; shipments,
660 head: market steady, nothing doing; all
through consignments; 7 cars of cattle shipped
to New York to-day.
Hoos Receipts. 2,700 nead: shipments, 3,300
head; market slow; light Yorkers, H 65
i 70; mixed. 84 504 60; prime heavy tops, $4 45
4 50; good heavy Philadelphia!, U 504 GO; 10
cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
SHEEP Receipts. 2,000 head; shipments, L20O
head; market fair at yesterday's prices.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 3,000 head; ship
ments, none; market steady; beeves. 84 60
4 90: steers,t3 304 50: stackers and feeders. 82
S3 15; cows, bulls and mixed, 1 20
3 00: Texas cattle, 1 7683 00; natives and
half breeds. S3 003 80. Hogs Receipts, 6,000
head; shipments. 3,500 head; market strong and
5c higher: mixed, U 004 40: heavy, S3 854 20;
skips, sz wan 4U. BneeD iteceipts. a,uw head:
shipments. XO00 bead; market steady; natives,
3 604 60: Westerns, 3 604 00; Texans, 3 75
4 10; lambs, H 906 00.
Kabsas Crrr Cattle Receipts, 217 head;
shipments 2,141 bead; market generally about
steady; mixed to choice corn-fed steers.
4 004 20; common to medium. $3 0OU3 90;
stockers and feeding steers 1 G0&3 CO;
cows. 1 50(22 65; grass range steers, 1 70
2 75. Hogs Receipts. 3.451 bead; shipments,
518 bead: strong, 510c higher: generallvabout
5c higher; good to choice light 4 154 25;
heavy and mixed, 3 754 10. Sheep Receipts,
3.174 head; shipments, 209 head; steady; good
to choice muttons, 3 754 00; common to
medium. 2 503 20. a
St. Loots Cattle Receipts, L0O0 head: ship
ments. 1,400 head; market steady; choice heavy
native steers, $4 1004 50; fair to good do, 3 90
4 15; stockers and feeders, 2 203 16; rangers.
2 303 3a Hoes Receipts. 500 head:
shipments, 1,300 head: market higher; fair to
choice heavy, 4 104 SO; packing, 4 104 25;
light fair to best 4354 65. Sheep Receipts,
1,200 head; shipments, 2,600 head;marketstrong;
fair to choice, 3 404 6a
Buffalo Cattle Receipts sale: slow and
unchanged. Sheep Receipts, 15 carloads
through; 17 carloads for sale; dull and weak,
but not quotably lower. Hogs Receipts, 38
carloads through; 32 carloads for sale; slow
CrwciNirATl Hogs firm; common and light,
S3 604 60; packing and butchers, 4 154 Sa
Receipts, 2S0 head; shipments, 280 bead.
AN INCREASE IN F0BESTS.
Trees More Knmerona In Illinois Than They
Were Years A bo.
Illinois is probably the only State in the
Union in which forests trees are increasing,
but here the gain is great The vast level
platnsjthat were once called;"treeless prai
ries" are now dotted with beautiful groves
in which song birds congregate and rear
their young. Many towns in which all the
buildings were conspicuous lor a distance of
several miles are now completely hidden
by trees. On a great number of farms the
rows of trees that were planted to serve as
protection against the wind have extended
till they occupy several rods of ground.
Small natural groves that were protected
from prairie fires have extended on each
side till they now cover many acres. In
several counties there are artificial forests of
The increase of forest trees in Illinois is
due to several causes. Soit coal is cheap,
and it has generally been used as fuel.
More hedges were planted in Illinois than
in any other of the States, Barbed wire
was invented and first brought into use
here. These two substitutes lor boards and
rails in marring farm fences have saved an
immense amount of lumber.
INSECTS WITH APPETITE.
Little Pests That Eat Up Millions Worth of
"Few people," said L. O. Howard, Act
ing Entomologist of the Agricultural De
partnient, "realize the extent of the dam
ages done by pests every year. It has been
estimated that crops valued at $300,000,000
are annually destroyed in this way.
"It is very curious how insects never be
fore figuring as pests will spring up in
great numbers and do great damage. They
may find for the first time in many years all
the conditions for their propagation
suitable, and then comes the trouble. Al
most all the insects living on a vegetable
diet may become pests if sufficiently multi
plied: "I hardly think," concluded Hr. Howard
"that the great scope of entomology is
reslized by the people generally. Compar
atively fewpeople are aware of the fact that
the number of insects of the world is five
times as great as the aggregation of all the
varieties of plants in the vegetable kingdom,
and that they exceed the number in the an
Toledo Cloverseed firm and higher: cash,
4 0; October, 4 36; November, H 40; January,
Fruits Weaker, Vegetables Tinner,
Because cf Weather.
BDTTER AND EGGS DRIFT UPWARD.
Week's Grain and Hay Eeceipts Heayiest of
OATS THE WEAE FACT0B OP CEREALS
"Office of the PrrisBUEO Dispatch, )
Saturday. August 17, 18S9. S
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
The closo of the week shows stuff unusually
well cleaned up along Liberty street. Choice
apples are scarce and firm. Eggs are advanced.
Choice butter is not in supply equal to demand.
Cool weather has had a "depressing influence on
demand for tropical fruit. Delaware peaches
are in full supply, with a downward tendency
of prices. In general, fruits are weaker and
vegetables firmer than a week ago. Cheese is
active at old prices. The produce trade for the
week shows some improvement on last week on
volume handled, with prices much the same.
Jersey watermelons and sweet potatoes are
good stock. Southern are slow.-
Buttek Creamery, Elgin, Zi&Oc; Ohio do,
20c; fresh dairy packed, l17c; country rolls,
Bea-ss Navy hand-picked beans. 2 402 60;
medium. 82 302 4a
Beeswax 2S30e fl B for choice; low grade,
UlDFlt Sand refined, 6 E07 60; common,
3 504 00: crab cider, 8 008 50 V barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012o fl gallon.
CheesdOqio, 8c; New York, 10c; Lim
burger, 89c: domestic Sweitzer, H'12Kc;
imported Sweitzer, 22)c.
California Fbuits Bartlett pears, 3 00
3 50 3? box; plums. 1 752 00 a 4-basket case.
Eggs 18c $) dozen for strictlv fresh.
Fbutts Apples, 1 602 00 t! barrel; pine
apples. 1 001 25 51 dozen: whortleber
ries, 75cSl 00 $ pail; watermelons, 15 0020 00
$ hundred; Delaware peaches, 1 001 25 $
Feathees Extra live geese, 5060o; No. L
do, 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c ft ft.
FonintY Live spring chickens, 4015cfl
pair; old, 6570c fl pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Bs to bushel, 5 60
ifl bushel; clover, large English, 62 Bs, 8 00;
clover. Alslke, 8 50; clover, white, 9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 Bs, 1 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 Bs, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 Bs, 1 00;
orchard grass, 14 Bs, 1 65; red top, 14 Bs, 1 25;
millet. 50 Bs.:l 00: German millet. 50 Bs.
1 50; Hungarian grass, 60 Bs, 1 00; lawn
frass, mixture of fine grasses, 2 50 fl bushel of
Tallow Country, 4c; city rendered, 4Ji
Tropical Fectts Lemons, fancy. 4 60;
rodl, 4 o05 00: bananas, $2 00 firsts, 1 25 good
seconds, ft bunch; cocoanuts, 4 004 50 fl
hundred; figs, 89c 51 B; dates, 5K6Kc
Vegetables Potatoes, 1 25l 40 f) barrel;
tomatoes, home-grown, 1 251 60 ft bnshel;
wax beans, 1 fl bushel; green beans, 6075o ft
bushel; cucumbers, bome-ralsed, 1 50 ft bushel;
radishes, 2540c ft dozen; home-grown, cab
bages, 60c ft bushel; new celery, home-grown,
40c ft dozen; Southern sweet potatoes, 4 000
4 60, Jerseys, 5 0005 5C
Coffee and sugar are at a standstill, with fair
prospect for a rise in package coffee ere long.
The downward movement of sugar has been
arrested, and bulls and bears are both awaiting
Grekn Coffee Fancy Rio, 21K22Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio,
1619c; old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 2223c; Mocha, 2728c; Santos. 1922c;
Caracas. 2022c; peaberry, Rio, 2224c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,
2Xc; high grades, 2426c; old Government
Java, bulk. Sl31?c; Maracaibo. 26Z7c;
Santos, 20H22c; peaberry, 25Kc; peaberry,
choice Rio, 23Kc; prime Rio, 21c; good Rio,
21c; ordinary, 2UKC
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125cr allspice, 8c;
cassia, 8c: pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c:
Ohio. 120. 8J-Jc headlight, 150 Xe; water
white. 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine,
llKc; roraline, 14c
bTBUPS Corn syrups, 2629c: choice snear
syrups, 3Sfi3Sc; prime sugar syrup. 30333c;
strictly prime. 3335cj new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c: choice, 46c; me-
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb in Ks,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, 19c;do granulated, 2c .
CANDLESSiarrrnll weight, 9c; stearine,.
set. 8K; paiafflne. ll13c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Ve; choice, 6V
"7c; prime. 5?i6Hc: Louisiana, 6e6Vc.
Stabcr Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 56c; gloss
Foreign Fbuits Layer raisins, 2 65: Lon
don layers, 3 10; California London layers,
2 50; Muscatels, 2 25; California Muscatels.
1 85; Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia,910c;
sultana, 8Kc: currants, 4i6c: Turkey cranes,
45c; French prunes. 813c; Salonlca
prunes, in 2-B packages, 8c; cocoanuts, ft 100,
6 CO; almonds, Lan per B. 20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled. 40c: walnuts, nap 1215c; Sicily
filberts, 12c: Bmyrna figs, 12Q16c; new dates,
56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
per B. 2122c; lemon peel, ft fi, 1314c: orange
Dried Fbutts Apples, sliced, per B 6c
apples, evaporated, 6&8Jc: apricots, Calif or
ma, evaporated, 12K15c; peaches,vaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California evaporated,
unpared, 1012Uc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpltted. 56c: raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7K8c; huckle
sugars Cubes, 9c; powdered. 9c: granu
lated. 8c; confectioners' A, 8Jo; standard
A, 8Kc; soft whites. 8SJc: yellow, choice,
7Kc; yellow, good, 7KSc; yellow, fair, Hie;
vcllow d&rka 7c
" Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), 4 50; medi
um, half bbls (600), U 75. ,
Salt No. 1, ft bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex. ft bbl, 1 05,
dairy, ft bbl. 1 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, 1 20;
Hitrtrlns' Eureka. 4-bu sacks. 2 Wl Tlli-t-l-n'
Eureka, 16-14 B pockets, 3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches 1 50
1 90; 2ds 1 30SI 35; extra peaches. 1 902 00;
pie peaches. Hoc; finest corn, 11 50; Hid. Co.
corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90ctl; Lima beans,
1 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do. 7585c; mar
rowfat peas, 1 1001 15: soaked peas. 70075c;
pineapples, 1 40GJ1 60; Bahama do, 2 75, dam
son plums, 95c: greengages. 1 25; egg plums,
2; California pears, 2 50; do gruengages, 2; do,
egg plums, $2;. extra white cherries. 2 90: red
cherries. 2 Bs. 90c; raspberries, 1 401 50:
strawberries. 1 10; gooseberries. 1 301 40;
tomatoes, 82V92c; salmon. 1-B, 762 10;
blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-B cans, soaked,
99c; do green, 2 Bs, 1 251 60; corn beet 2-B
cans. 2 05; 14-ft cans, 14 00; baked beans. 1 45
1 60; lobster. 1-B, 1 761 80; mackerel, 1-B
cans, Droiled. 1 50: sardines, domestic Jis,
1 604 60; sardines, domestic Xs. :S 25S 50;
sardines, imported. Vs. 11 5012 SO, sardines,
imported, Xs. 18: sardines, mustard, 1 50; sar
dines, spiced, 4 60.
Fisif Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 36 fl
bbl.; extra No. 1 do. mess, 40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
36: No. 2 shore mackerel, 24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4Xc ft B: do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do
George's cod in Dlocks, 6X7kc Herring
Round shore, 5 00 ft bbl; split. 7 00; lake,
2 00 ft 100-B half bbl. White fish. 7 00 ft 100
B half bbl. Lake trout, 5 50 ft halt bDl
Finnan haddocfc 10c ft B. Iceland halibut, 13c
ft B. Pickerel. X barrel, 2 00; if barrel, 1 10;
Potomac herring, 5 00 ft barrel, 2 50 ft X
Oatmeal $0 80Q6 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil-No. 1 winter strained, 6557c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 41 cars. By Pittsburg. Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 1 car sacks of feed, I of oats and
feed, 2 of flour, 8 of oats, 2 of wheat, 2 of rye, 1
of malt. 1 of hay. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St. Louis, 10 cars of oats. 3 of wheat, 1 of bay, 1
of rye, 2 of corn, l of bran. By Baltimore and
Ohio, 1 car of oats. By Pittsburg and Lake
Erie. 3 cars of rye, 1 of flour. There was
but one sale nn call, viz: a car of mixed
sample oats, 42Jc spot, P. R. R. Cereal mar
kets are a shade stionger than for several days
past. Western markets show an Improvement
on oats, and unless markets Improve here, re
ceipts will be light next week. The receipts of
oats since Monday morning have aggregated
106 cars. Total receipts of grain and hay for
the week, 241 cars, against 155 last week and 162
the week before. The totals this week are the
largest this season, and the effect is seen in
generally demoralized markets. Corn alone
holds its own. All other cereals show weaken
wheat Jobbing prices New No. 2 red,
8182c: No.2red.old,8SS9c '
COBN No. 2 yellow, ear, 4546c; high mixed
ear, 4444Xc; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 4243c;
high mixed, shelled, 4142c; mixed, shelled,
Oats No. 2 white. 27X28c; extra; No. S,
2727Xc: mixed. 2324c
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 50051c;
No.1 Western, 4950c; new rye No. 2 Ohio,"
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, 5 6066 00; winter straight,
K4 75Q5 00; clear winter, 4 60475; straight
XXXX bakers'. 4 004 25; Rye flour, 13 6042
MILLFEED Middlings, fine white, 13 600
15 00 ft ton; brown middlings, 11 50&12 00; win
ter wheat bran, 11 0011 25; chop feed, 15609
HAY-Baled timothy, choice, ,H CSsJU 75V
"Wrtv 1 jt lo enjsu v. -T n j lt ivWTfll') nn-
loose from wagon, 15 006 17 00; new hay crop,
10 00614 00, according to quality: No. 1 up
land prairie, 9 00Q9 60; No. 2, 7 60o 00; pack
ing do, 8 75Q7 00.
m Straw Oats, 8 60; wheat and rye straw
15 606 00.
Shoulders, breakfast bacon and mess pork
have been reduced and dried beef advanced, as
our quotations will disclose
Sugar-cured bams, large, IIX! sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c, sugar-cured bams, small,
12Xc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Xc;sugar
cured shoulders, Jc; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders. 9c; sugar-cured California bams.
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 10c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, lie: sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, 13c; bacon shoulders, 6X bacon
clear sides, 7Jic; bacon clear bellies, T&c; dry
salt shoulders, 5Jc: dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavy, 12 50; mess pork, family,
13 00. Lard Refined in tierces. 6Xc: half
barrels, 6Kc; 60-B tubs, 6Jic: 20-B palls,7c: 50-B
tin cans, 6Xc: 3-B tin palls: 7Jc; 5-B tin palls,
7c; 10-B tin pails, 6c; 5-ft tin palls. 7c; 10-ft
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long. 5c; large,
5c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, 10c
Pigs feet, half barrel, 3 60; quarter barrel,
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 650
Bs, 6Xc: 550 to 650 Bs, 6Vc: 650 to 750 Bs, 6Xc
Sheep, 8c ft B. Lambs, 10c f) fi. Hogs, 6c
Fresh pork loins, 8Xc
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
The Wheat Pit Acltated by Conflicting Ad
vices Prices Weaken on Reporis of
Fine Wenther nod Brace TJp
Under tho Influence of
Chicago The continued fine weather
throughout the West, easy early cables, and a
fair prospect of Increased receipts caused a Xc
lower opening for wheat futures this morning.
Following the temporary early depression
there was a period of strength, growing out of
the large export clearances reported. New
Orleans cleared 260,000 bushels, which, added
to the shipments from Eastern ports, made a
total of 570,000, bushels of wheat, besides the 24,
500 packages of flour posted. The market
Armed up to 7!Jc for December on this news,
while September rallied toTTXc But the im
provement did not hold.
Bearish advices from the Northwest and tree
selling orders from Minneapolis broke the mar
ket in a very short time Xc, September go
ing to 77c and December to 78c It was claimed
that Minneapolis had 70 cars of new wheat to
day, with about 200 cars" estimated for Monday,
and the cash market for No.l hard wheat there
was 162c lower. At 11 principal points re
ceipts footed up 683,800 bushels and the ship
ments 703.600 bushels. Private cables were
f'euerally encouraging to holders, though the
ate nubile ones were weaker. During the last
hour ot the session the market was easy and
further slight shrinkage In speculative values
took place, many of the smaller class of longs
unloading rather than leave their trades open
Corn ruled quiet with occasional periods of
temporary activity. The feeling was easier
and slightly lower prices were established. The
weaker tone was due to the fine weather and
largerreceipts. Demand was rather light and of
ferings larger. A prominent local operator who
has purchased liberally of late wasn't buying
as much as usual and the market ruled easier
in consequence Cables were firm but domestlo
markets averaged Vc lower. The market
opened at yesterday's closing prices, was easy
and declined Jc, became quiet, changing but
little and closed iiz lower tban yesterday.
Oats were traded in to a moderate extent,
most of the inteiest centering in September
and May. especially in the last named month.
The feeling was easy and prices declined
Quite a good business was transacted in the
market for mess pork and the feeling was
unsettled and prices irregular. Early sales
were made at 5c advance, but the pressure to
sell weakened the market and prices declined
3040c on near deliveries, and 1520c on Janu
ary. During the latter part of the session the
market was steadier and prices rallied 7X10c,
In lard trading was only fairly active. At
the opening a few sales were made to shorts at
slightly advanced figures. Later, however, the
market weakened and prices receded 6Q10c
and closed quiet.
A good speculative business was transacted
in short rib sides. The market opened a trifle
stronger and sales were made at 2Xc advance.
Free offerings, however, weakened; the market
and prices declined 1517Xc on near deliveries
and 67Xc on January. At the close the feel
ing was steadier and prices advanced 67Xc
The leading futures ntngea as follows:
Wheat No. 2, September, 77XT7X76J(;
76JtJc: October. 77U77i77c: December
Corn So, September, 35X3535X
35o; October, S5X3535t3oc; Decern-
Oats No. 2, September.
ajjic: October, zo&;
mess rosx, per dm. septe-xoer. w was
9 809 429 62X: Octobers 72X9 72X69 50
9 52X: January, 9 65(29 659 45g9 50.
Lard, per 100 Bs. September. 6 256 25
6 17XS6 17X: October, 6 17X66 17X66 05
6 07X: January, 5 955 955 855 85.
Short Ribs, per 100 Bs. September, 5 20
5 205 02K5 10; October. o 22X5 22X
5 056 10: January. 4 854 87X4 77X4 80.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat,
77Xc; No. 3 spring wheat, 7172c; No. 2
red, 77Xc No. 2;corn. 353c Nc 2 oats, 20l
20Xc Nc 2 rye 42Jic No. 2 barley. (3e
No. 1 flaxseed, 1 21; prime timothy seed,l 40
1 42. Mess pork, per barrel, 0 509 55.
Lard, per 100 pounds, 6 15 20. Short rib
sides (loose), to 055 15. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), easier. Short dear sides (boxed),
easier. Sugars unchanged.Recelpts Flour, 11,
000 barrels; wheat, 83,000 bushels; com, 300,
000 bushels; oats, 193,000 bushels; rye, 10.000
bushels; barley, 8,000 bushels. Shipments
Flour, 14,000 barrels: wheat, 194.000 bushels:
corn. 413,000 bushels; oats. 319,000 bushels; rye,
25,000 bushels; barley, LOOO bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was active and unchanged. Eggs
active at 14X 15c
New YORK Flour dull and weak. Wheat
Spot weaker and quiet; options dull and
easier. rtye quiet: western, oic caney
malt quiet. Corn Spot steady and mod
erately active; options dull and steady.
Oats Spot dull and unchanged; options dull
and lower. Hay firm; good demand. Coffee
Options opened barely steady at 610 points
down and closed dull; sales, 10,250 bags,
including September, 1525c; Novem
ber. l&.25c; December. 15.30cc March,
15.35c; Mav, 153515.40c Spot Rio
barely steady and quiet; fair cargoes, 18K.
Sugar Raw steady and quiet; refined in good
demand and firm. Molasses Foreign nominal;
New Orleans steady; open kettle, good to fancy,
2846c Rice steady and In fair demand; do
mestic, 46c: Japan, 45c Cottonseed
oil steady and quiet; crude, 35c; yellow, 4346c.
Tallow steady. Turpentine dull at 4343c
Eggs firm and in good demand; Western. 16m
17c; receipts. 2,903 packages. Pork steady;
mess, inspected, 11 7512; mess, uninspected,
11 60; extra prime. 10 501L Cutmeats dull
and unchanged. Lard Options dull and about
firm; sales, October, 6 51; September closed at
6 65; November. 8 30; December. 6 27; Janu
ary, 6 23. Butter Fine grades firm: others
easy; western dairy, 912Xc: do creamery,
llnXc; do factory. 812Kc Cheese firm and
in fair demand; western. 67c
St. Louis Flour firm and unchanged.
Wheat lower; the opening was at XXc de
cline on dull cables, favorable weather and
increased receipts; after considerable fluctua
tions the market closed firm at Xc decline
from yesterday: No. 2 red, cash, i4J74Jc;
Angust, 74X75c closed at 74c: September,
7474KQoc closed at 74Xc bid; December,
77X77Xc closed at 77c bid; May. 8181c,
closed at 81c bid. Corn lower; No. 2 mixed,
cash. 82?i32Xc; September, 32J632?c closed
at 3234c; May, 35c closed at 33&c bid.
Oats lower; No. 2 cash, 18Xc; May, 23c;
August, 18c asked: September. 19c bid. Rye
nominally at 28X39c Flaxseed, 1 201 20X
for cash and 1 J9 bid for September.
Philadelphia Flour in light demand and
tho general market kweaj;. Wheat Options
shade firmer but quiet. Carlots generally
quiet but demand light: No. 2 red, in export
elevator, 8182Kc: No. 2 red. in do, 83Kc: No. 2
red, August, 83i83;gc; September. &83Xe;
October, 84844c; November, 84X85c Corn
dull: No. 2 High mixed, in grain depot, 45c;
No. 2 mixed, August, 444lWc; September. 43
43Xc; October, 4344c; November, 4444c
Oats Carlots lower; new No. 3 white. 29c; new
No. 2 wnlte. 3131Xc; old do, 32c; do do, choice,
34c; futures dull and a shade weaker: No. 2
white, August. 3030Jc; September. 29Ji30c:
October, 3030-c; November, 30X31c
Eggs stronger; Pennsylvania firsts, 17X18c
CrjrcrsNATi Flour barely steady. Wheat
dull; No. 2 red. 7677c; receipts, 16.000
bushels; shipments, 13,000 bushels. Corn
easier. No, 2 mixed, 3Sc Oats dull: No. 2
mixed, 20c Rye heavy; No. 2, new, 42c
Pork nominal at 10 75. Lard dull' at 8.
Bolkmeats and bacon dull. Butter ateadv.
Sugar firmer. Eggs strong and higher at 13X
14Xc Cbeese in fair demand.
Baltimore Wheat Western easy; No. 2
winter red, spot and August, 82JJQS3C; Sep
tember easy at 82X8ZXc;. October, 83c; De
cember, 8&S5c Corn Western qdlet;
mixed spot and) Angust, 4243c; September,
42)ic; October. 43Jic Oats Western wbitx.
new, 2025c; old, a33c; do mixed new, 25
28c; old. 2829c Rye, best in demand at 50
62c Provisions quiet. '
Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat easy;
cash and September, 75c Corn dull: No.
3. 3638Xc Oats dull: No.-2 white, 24X25c
Rye easier; No. I, 43c, sellers. Barley quiet:
No. 2 September, in store, 59a. Provisions
easy. Pork, 60. Lard,8l7X.
Active Demand for Butter, Eggs and
SWEITZER CHEESE MOVES FREELY.
Heavy Steer Hides Active-Light Weights
are Slow Stock.
HAENESS LEATHER IN GOOD DEMAND
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch,!
Saturday, August 17, 1889. 1
the marked features of the produce trade
for the week have been the steady upward
drift ot butter and eggs. Elgin creamery
has advanced from 2c to 3c, and country
butter joins in the upward movement. A
leading dealer said to-day: "I have sold more
than twice the amount this week that I did
last, and some days was unable to fill orders."
At the beginning of the month country butter
was a drug, while now it is at a premium, with
rates advanced. As pasturage was never bet
ter at this time of the year, it is not easy to ac
count for the sharp advance and active demand
for all good grades of butter.
Eggs are fully 2c per dozen higher tban they
were a week ago. Prices in New York to-day
are 17c to ISc. with markets active. Choice
eggs are actire here at 16c
The cheese market remains unchanged but
stock is moving out freely at quotations. The
low price of Sweitzer cbeese has stimulated de
mand of late. The difference between price of
Ooshen and Sweitzer cheese was never so small
as now. Said a leading dealer in Sweitzer and
nmDnigercneese: l nave never known so
many tumbles In prices as during the past few
months. Manufacturers of limburger cheese
must be losing heavily at this date, notwith
standing the tact that their contracts lor milk
were made lower than ever before. The con
tracts, which are made in soring, are this sea
son on a basis of 65c per 100" pounds of milk.
Last year the ruling price was 75c I can re
member when it was 1 2a In spite of the
present low prices there must be a loss to
manufacturers of limburger cheese- Later on,
when cool weatber lifts prices, they may be
able to recover losses, but at this date the out
look is blue for cheesemakers. We are hand
ling more stuff than we did at this time last
year, but this is due largely to low prices."
The feature of trade for the week most
marked is the heavy recelptB and lowering
prices of oats. More than 100 carloads of oats
were bulletined at the Grain, Exchange since
Monday morning. Advices from all parts of
Pittsburg's territory are agreed that a larger
crop of oats was never gathered. The truth of
these advices is attested by the abundant re
ceipts. Corn holds up well and is, in fact, the only
firm cereal on the market
Flour in a jobbing way has been steadily on
the decline for a week or two past. Our quota
tions were reduced 25c per barrel during the
week, and the reduction is fully justified Dy
events. Spring patents can be laid down here
at 25 to SOc below prices that prevailed 10 days
The trade for the week has been light. Buy
ers appear to be pursuing the hand-to-mouth
policy in anticipation of further decline. Stocks
in the hands of jobbers here are reported un
Markets rule very dull for all light stock and
A good demand for heavy steer hides is re
ported, and prices are firm but unchanged.
There has been a scarcity of heavy hides in
this market all season, owing to the fact that
our home butchers have been killing lighter
weight cattle than formerly. This Is due to the
sharn.competitlon with dressed beef. The bulk
ot tbe heavy hides worked up by our Allegheny
tanners now comes from Chicago.
Following are prices of hides as agreed on by
our leading dealers:
in o. rgreen salted steers, eu pounds and over,
7Xc; No. 1 green salted cows, all weights, 6c;
No. 1 green salted bides, 40 to 60 pounds, 5c;
No. 1 green salted bides, 15 to 40 pounds, 5c;
No. 1 green salted bulls. 4Xc: No. 1 green salted
calfskins, 5c; No. 1 green salted veal kips, 4c;
No. 1 green salted runner kips, 3c; No. 1 green
stoers, 60 pounds and over, 7c: No. 1 green
cows, all weights. 4c; No. 1 green bulls, 4c; No.
1 green hides, 40 to 60 pounds. 4c; No.1 green
hides, 25 to 40 pounds, 4c; No. 1 green calfskins,
5c; No. 1 green veal kips, 4c; No. 1 green runner
kips, 8c: sheepskins, 15 to 50c; tallow, prime.
Reduction for No. 2 stock lXc fl pound on
steers and light hides, Xcon DuUa an(l 2c on
Tbe output was never larger at this time of
the year. Not less than 7,500 sides are sent out
every week by our Allegheny tanners. Prices
are 2c per pound lower than a year ago all
around, while bides and labor are the same.
Bark is a shade lower, owing to the fact of new
territory being opened up in West Virginia by
railroads. There is general complaint by tan
ners that bark this season is of generally poor
quality, owing to constant rains. The follow
ing prices of,harness leather are furnished by
James Callerv & Co.: No. 1 extra trace selec
tion, weights 20 to 27 pounds, 33c; No. B extra
trace selection, weights 20 to 27 pounds. SOc; No.
1 medium selection, weights 17 to 21 pounds,
30c; No. B medium selection, weights 17 to 22
pounds. 28c: No. 2, all weights, 28c; black line
leather, made from stags, heads and bellies,
split to an even substance, 26c
K0THING TO CET FOE.
Business Shows Some Shrlnknt-e, but Not
Too Much for An-zuat.
From a local standpoint, business last
week presented very little that was new,
either in conditions or volume of transac
tions. There was some shrinkage in the
latter, as compared with previous weeks,
but as it was nothing unusual to the dullest
part of the year, there was no surprise or
comment. Iron was distinctly firmer and
active. The bank clearings were about 260,000
greater tban for the corresponding week in
The money outlook for the fall is promising
and healthy. The great Northwest crops have
settled the matter for this year. The move
ment of this vast product will begin very
shortly, requiring a large amount of money,
and drawing upon the railways and steamship
lines on tbe lakes. This movement of crop
from West to East, and thence across the
ocean and throughout the country East, has
become one of the great features in financial
and transportation matters, and is looked for
ward to annually with great Interest by the
money centers and the great lines ot railway
and their foreign connections.
The situation among the Northside passen
ger railway companies is becoming very inter
esting. There is good reason to believe that
within a short time there will be but one com
pany operating between this city and onr big
sister across the Allegheny. A line is also pro
jected up Troy Q11L and another to Millvale,
which suburbs are showing a healthy growth.
In tbe meantime the Pleasant Valley is push
ing ahead with its new electric system and
promises completion by December 1. Tha
managers of this road have shown a very com
mendable energy and push which allowed no
obstacle to interfere with their progress. The
Northside people can congratulate themselves
that the new road will furnish the best facilities
for rapid transit,
A case bearing out the truth of the adage
that delays are dangerous. In business as well
as other matters, has just come to the surface
in this city. A few weeks ago a sale of real
estate was made with the understanding that
the deed was to be delivered August L This
allowed ample time for the examination of the
title, but the purchaser delayed to place the
papers In bis attorney's hands until almost tbe
date set for tha delivery of the deed. Then
more time was asked and allowed. While the
examination was going on,, the seller took sick,
and he died on the day fixed for the purchaser
to lift tbe deed.
The result of this unnecessary procrastina
tion on the part of the purchaser is that he is
compelled to wait for the property until the
Orphans' Court can act upon the sale and give
the heirs power to close up the transaction,
which may tako several months, and will add
largely to tbe expense of both parties. All of
this trouble could have been avoided byprompt
action on the part of tho purchaser.
The stock market Saturday was more fruit
ful of figures than business, but even tbe
former showed a considerable falling off for
Saturday. There were no sales. Changes In
quotations were unimportant, there being no
material declines or advances.
The rollowinr table snows tne prices or actire
stocks on the Kew York Stock Kxehance yester
day. Corrected dally for The Dispatch by
WnrrifET'a STErnEwsow. oldest Plttsourg mem
bers of Mew York Block Exchange, 97 Fourth ave
Open- High- Low- ins:
In. 'est. est. Hid..
Am. Cotton On. ...... ait u4 siu S2K
Atcalop. AH..... A XX KJi.
Canada South em.
ChesaneaTta Ohio.... 25
C Bar. A Qulhr.....l04
C Mil. A St faul.... 72:
C. illl.A HL I-- nr... .113.1
C. Kocxl. tr. WH
C St, L. & Fltti
C, St, U A Pitts, pt
C. St. P..A1. U 31
C. St. r.M. ft o.. pr. r.Ti
C. ft Northwestern.... 1I1K
(X ft Northwestern, pr. .. .
C, C C. ft 1 7
c, v., u. ft i., pf.....iou
Col. Coat s Iron
Col. ft Hocking Val
Del.. L. iff 4Mi
Del. ft Hudson 143
DenverftKloQ - ....
Denver ijtio u.. nl... ....
E.T.. Vs. ftUa ....
K. T.. Va. ft Ga. Zd pf. ....
Lake Krl ft Western
Lake Krte ft west. nr.. K'A
Lake 8b ore ft M. S. . . - 104H
Michigan central 8SM
Mobile Ohio 133-;
Mo., Kan. ft Texas.... Il'-a
Missouri faclfle 71
ti. Y.. L.. E. ft W 29H
X. X.. & ft St. Li
. I., C, ft St. L. pf.
N.T.. c. ftsuii.zd nf ....
W. Y ft X. ..... 01
ft. Y..V.& W
.Nortnern Pacific oref. trrtf
Oregon Improvement. Wi
Oreion Transcon 24i
Peo. Dec. AKvans.
Phlladel. ft Kcadlujr.. 44V
Rlcnmooa ft W. P. T
Richmond ft W.P.T.pf ....
St. P., Minn, ft Man..l01H
St. L. ft San Fran
St, L. ft San Jrrsn pf.
St.jj. ft San r 1st pr.. ...
Texas Paelfie 1H
Wabash preferred S3-
Western Union SSH
Wheeling- ft L. E. TO
National Lead Trim.. 23)4
Chicago Qa Trust 6u3t
TJ. 8. 4s,reg 123
U. S. 4s. coun 123
M. K. ft T. Gen. 5a . 58 V
Mutual Union Ss....I01H
N. J. C. Int. Cert...ll3H
Northern Pae. lsU..H6T-i
Northw't'n consols. 147)4
V. S.44S, reg 10i
u. s. !. coop.... iuo;
Pacific Sa of '95. US
Missouri 8s lWs
Tenn. new set. 6s. ...108
Tenn. new set. SS....102
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 72Jg
Canada So. Ids S9
Cen. Pacificists US
Den. ft K. G., UU...122
Den. ft It. G. 4s 79S
Erie, 2ds 1044
M.lt. T. Gen. 6a.. 64
Oregon ft Trans. 6s.lMH
St. I.. ftl.M. Gen. Ss KH
Si. Paul consols ....1MK
St. VlTchi ft Pc.lsts.117
Ix.,Pc.U G.Tr Ks. 1
union rac. ma. ....inn
"iVeit Shore JOtsh
Wis. Central p... 62
Calumet ft Hecla....E7
t'ewablo (new).... 2
Bell Telephone 230
Boston Land Cri
Water Power S
Atch. ft Top. B. K... 33)4
Boston ft Albany. ..217.H
jsostou ft autine. ....zuj
C. B. ftQ 10S
Clnn. ban. ft Clere. 24
Eastern K. K. s ....125
Flint ft PereM. nfO. mi
Mexican Cen. coin.. 15
N. Y.-ftNewEng... iVA
Old Colony. 17S
Rutland, com 4
ttntland preferred.. 40
San Diego zs
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
change. JJIil. Asked.
Pennsylvania Ballroad 53 53)4
Reading T2'A 22H
Uuflalo. Pittsburg and Western Vi, lot
Lehigh ValloT Slil 534
Lehigh Navigation M-i 53
Nortnern Paclfio 29J r,!
Northern I'aclno preferred 07 67)4
Saturday'a Oil Ranee.
Corrected dally by John M. Oasuey A Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened - WX I Lowest 99
Highest 100 (Closed Wi
Average runs , 49,034
Average shipments "8,125
Average charters 49,333
Refined, New York, 7.20c.
Refined, London, 5d.
Refined, Antwerp, 1SHT.
Refined. Liverpool, 6,Sd.
A. B. McGrew & Co. quote: Puts, 8SVc;
calls, 31 01KS101J4
Netv Yobs. August 17. Amador, 100. As
pen. 600; Caledonia B. H., 310; Consolidated Cal
ifornia and Virginia, 725; Commonwealth, US;
Deadwood Ten. 140; Eureka Consolidated,
135: El Cristo. 100; Gould it Curry. 200: Hale
& Norcross, 285; Honiestake, 900; Horn Bilver,
110; Iron Silver, 190; Mexican. 315; Mutual, 140;
Ontario, 34.00; Ophlr. 485; Occidental, 18S;
Plymouth, 400; Savage, 210; Sierra Nevada,
60; Standard, 110; Bulllvan, 110; Union Con
solidated. 310; Ward Consolidated, 140; Yellow
Tho Drrgooda Market.
New York. August 17. Business in dry
goods was fair for Saturday, with relative ac
tivity in tbe jobbing branch of trade, while
shipments of goods from the hands of both
agents and jobbers were very free. Tbe market
was unchanged in anv respect, the tendency
being in tbe direction of increased demand and
an improved tone. Woolen fabrics, including
flannels, blankets and dress goods were active
in movement from agents' hands and the de
mand was fair. Clothing woolens were less
active and somewhat irregular. Print cloths
were lower, touching 3c Other cotton goods
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Chlldien.she gave them Castorla
Mrs. Dr. Crossley, one of the consulting
physicians at the Catarrh and Dys
pepsia Institute, 323 Penn are.
To wives, mothers and daughters:
I wish to have a little talk with you through
the medium of this paper on a subject that
nearly every family in the community is inter
ested in. viz: diseases peculiar to women.
Fathers and mothers will look upon their
daughters and say: "She is not well. I don't
see what the trouble is." At a very early age
the color begins to fade from her cheeks. She
has a haggard, despondent look. Is very easily
fatigued, nervous and irritable. A few years
Sass by and she is married. The fond bus
and observes his wife is not well.
She keeps up an incessant complaining
of her ills and pains. Tbe following
are some ot ber symptoms: Burn
ing pain on top of her head, pain in back of
neck, extending down the spine, severe pain
across tbe small of her back, dragging weight,
beat and pain across the abdomen, any jar of
the body causing sharp and severe pain. She
cannot stand on her feet but a few moments
at a time. She feels languid and tired, cannot
sleep, has cold bands and feet, flatulence of
stomach and palpitation of the heart. She
becomes melancholy, and feels that she
had rather die than live on in such misery.
Her husband hears these complaints with
sympathy, but cannot understand why
these things exist. As she is unable to
attend to her household duties, he becomes
disheartened, and in his despair be takes
his wife to a qhysiclan. She tells him her
symptoms, and he informs her that it will
be necessary for ber to come to the office to
be treated. Her womanly modesty causes
her to think for a moment, aud she decides to
suffer on, rather than undergo such humiliat
ing treatment. So many ladles ask me: "Why
is it that physicians cannot diagnose the dis
eases ot women without an examination, as in
other chronic diseases they have to depend
upon the symptoms to locate the disease?"
Having for years made a special study of the
diseases of women, associated with a personal
experience, you need not tell me your symp
toms, for without an examination I can locate
jour aches ana pains, and tell you just how
you feel and what your disease Is. I charge
nothing for consultation or advice. The medi
cines used by the physicians of the Catarrh
and Dyspepsia Institute to cure these diseases
are made to suit the peculiarities of each indi
vidual case, and so prepared as to allow the pa
tient to use the treatment herself. We have
hundreds of testimonials on file received from
patients who have been cured to which we
would gladly refer. Office hours, 10 A. if . to 4
r.K.,-uid OtoSr.K. Sundays, 13 to 4 p.m.
& iosk vi
2 72 72
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Movements of Specie.
New Yobk, August 17. The exports of
specie from the port of New York last week
amounted to 175,200, of which 18,800 was in
gold and 156,400 in silver. All the sliver wenS
to Europe and all the gold to South America.
The imports of specie for the week amounted
to 163,689, ot which 129.458 was in gold and
34.236 silver. .
V ISMS? W&jJK' 5
irr JCmMfe y -tr ?
Eight years ago a cancer came on my lowe
lip. It took off my under lip from one side to
the other, and down to my chin. I had 1
treated by burning, and got so weak that I did
not think that I could stand it much longer.
After much suffering I discarded all other
treatment, and began taking Swift's Specific,
and tbe cancer soon began to heal, and in a.
short time it was completely healed ana I was
entirely well. It is now over three years since
I got well, and there has been no sign ot any
return of the disease. I know It was cancer,,
and I know it was cured alone by S. S. S.
E. V. Febka-sd. Ruston, La.
Treatise on Cancer mailed free.
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Accounts solicited. Issue Circular Letter
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Available In all pat ts of the world. Also lssu
For use in this country, Canada, Mexico, West
Indies, South and Central America.
FidelityTitle & Trust Company,
CAPITAL, - - - $500,000
121 AND 123 FOURTH AVE.
Insures titles to real estate, and acts In aUy
fiduciary capacities. Temporary offices,
Nos. 121 and 123 FOURTH AVENUE.
JOSEPH HORNE & CO..
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week in
For largest assortment and lowest prices caUV
and see us.
EXTRACT OF BEEF.
ARMOUR & CO,, CHICAGO,
This is now conceded to be the best in tha
market, as witnessed by the fact that we havo
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LENCE at the Pure Food Exposition, now be
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CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE,
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And with the bright appetizing flavor of fresh)
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7 FOURTH AVENUE.
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814 PENN AVENUE, PITTSBURG, PA..
As old residents know ana back files of Pitts
burg papers prove, is the oldest established
and most prominent physician In the city, de-'
voting special attention to all chronic diseases.
M C D fl 1 1 C and mental diseases, physical
I L. 11 V U U O decay.nervous debility, lack oC
energy, ambition and bone, impaired mem
ory, disordered sight, self distrust,basnfulness,
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, im
poverished blood, falling powers,organic weak
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business,society and mar
riage. permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD AND SKINSSSST-WJ
blotches, falling hair, bones pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth.throat,
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
1 1 DIM AD V kidney ana bladder aerange
U fl 1 1 H M I! 1 j ments. weak back, gravel, ca
tarrhal discbarges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment;
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whittier's life-long, extensive expert,
ence, insures scientific and reliable treatment; '
on common-sense principles. Consultation
free. Patients at a distance as carefully treated
as if here. Office hours 9 A. Jf. to 8 p. m. Sun
day, 10 A. M. to 1 P. Jf . only. DR. WHITTIER,
814 Penn avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDICINE.
LOSS OF MEMORY.
Pull particulars la pamphlet
sent free. The genuine Gray's:
bpeclllc sold by drucglsts only la
yellow wrapper. Price. 1 per
package, or six f or 3, or by mall
on recelnt of nrlce. bv addreaa.
ng THE OKAY MEDICINE CO, Buffalo. N. Y
soia in ritisDurg dj 3. o. uuliLiAjx u. corner
Smlthfleld and Liberty sta. apl2-&9 ,
SPECIALISTS in all cases re.
Suiting scientific and confides.
al treatment! Dr. 8. K. Lafej.
M. R. C. P. S is the oldest r.r.d
most experienced specialist la
tne city, uonsuiiauon rree ana
strictly confidential. Office.
hours V to 4 and 7 to 8P. m.; Sunda-fS. 2 to 4 p.
icConsult them personally, or write. Doctobs
Lake, 900 Penn ave., Pittsburg; Fa.
Bed Cross Diamond Brand.
Tho -mlT rellibl-j vUI br rla. 8af ul
nn. Lcdlea, ak Dmr-rit for Um Bl--a-adllr-ud,l
vita Mm ribbon. Takeaaotkert Sa44.
fitim-M) tor Dvtlcnlmrt aad MKelief Eav
"l LadlM," fe bnr. br malL Vmm tan
CkUkotu Cfce-aleaiC, Jladlwa S. PkUada, Pa.
3e's Ocrbto-rL BOOfe.
irwsad of Cotton Boot. Tkacr aaJ.
Pennvroval a recent discovery br aa . '
'old Dbvslcian. Is iucccssuiu us gt
mcntSU- Safe. Effectual. Price $1, by Bad,
sealed. Ladies, ask your druggist for Cook's
Gotten Root Compound and take no sub&tltata,
or inclose 2 stamps for sealed particulars. AeVr
dreas FOND LILY COMPANY, No. 3 Fsiii?
Hock, 131 Woodward ave Detroit, Mtety '
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