Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 04, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Gnstotn Bouse Business Never Better
Than it is at Present
A Short Apple Crop a Certainty Evap
orated Fruit Firm.
Office of FnrsBtny; dispatch,
Tuesday. September 3, lkS9. J
Secretary Keating, who is in charge "of
Uncle Sam's warehouse on the corner of
Penn avenue and Garrison alley, reports
trade in imported goods as booming. The
month of August showed the heaviest re
ceipts in drygoods lines for this year, and
much beyond the corresponding month of
last year.
The trade in imported iron and steel
shows a decline from previous years. "Wines,
too, are coming less freely from over the
seas than in former seasons.
The imported cigar trade is, however,
steadily increasing, and during the month
of August receipts ot clears through the Cus
,tom House were larger than for any one month
in the past two j cars. The heaviest importa
tions from abroad are in the line of drygoods
and cigars. The outlook for a big trade in
imported goods was never better.
"Our fall trade," said Secretary Keating,
"promises to go beyond anything in the past.
An amount of goods is now on the way from
foreign ports to make this a certainty. Tho
drygoods merchants who receive their silks,
hosiery, gloves, etc, through the Custom
House, have, very evidently, a large faith in
the fall and winter trade, if we are to judge
from the amount of goods already received
and on the way."
The Apple Crop.
Last season's yield of apples the country over
was probably the largest on record. Advices
received from sections where thiB staple fruit
attains its greatest perfection show that we
are to have a short crop this year. In this re
gion the yield w ill be very light. Early apples
drag because of the abundance of other fruit.
Later on the old reliable will be at a premium,
ana the outlook now is that prices will be
higher. 'Western New York is the great apple
region of the United States. Advices from
that section show that the yield will not be 20
per cent of last year's crop in good fail fruit.
In Canada and New England the situation is
much the same. The Northwest promises bet
ter; but the yield there will fall below the aver
age. The decline in volume will be a great
benefit to the farmer whose orchards yild a
lair quantity of good keeping apples. Last
year they were so abnndant as not to be worth
bringing to market. Large quantities were
consigned to our commission merchants last
fall bich did not pay freight. There is no fear
of such a glnt this season. Choice apples
promise to be higher than for several years in
the late fall.
Evaporator to Lie Idle.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Times.
Writing from Lockport, N. YM under date of
August 31, thus puts the situation concerning
an important industry that will be affected se
riously by the short apple crop: "it is safe to
predict that nearly two-thirds of the evapora
tors in New York State, which is tilled with
them in the apple-growing counties, will be idle
this fall and winter. Last year the business
done in dried apples in these evaporators was
enormous, and very little of the stock found
the market. The crop was large and the apples
bad to De used in some way or other. In fact,
the farmers who really made money were those
who loaded their apples up in wagons loose and
drove them to the canning factories and evap
orators. "Where this immense stock in dried apples
has gone to has been the great question among
buyers and commission men. Although en
deavors have been made to keep the matter
quiet, nevertheless the fact is that a few men
have secured a corner on the dried apples, and
the outlook is that they have a dead sure thing
on the deal. Those in the deal are H. P. Stan
ley's Sons, of Chicago; Willis Van Hom. of
Lockport, and Michael Doyle t Co.. of Roches
ter. These men have stored in their monster
storehouse the old Mnnteagle Hntel.at Suspen
sion Bridge between 4, 500 and 5,000 tons of dried
apples, which they bought at lrom 2 to 5 cents
a pound. It is safe to estimate that they have
nearly 73 per cent ot all the evaporated apples
and will bold for a raise of 10 cents a pound.
The failure of the crop this j ear has been the
roost advantageous move that could have be
fallen this combination, and it would not be
surprising if dried fruit went up to 15 or 29
cents before the winter is past."
Evolution In Steel.
A gentleman who loves to delve into the be
ginnings of Pittsburg's industries, and who is
authority on these subjects, said recently:
"McKelvy fc Blair were among the first in this
city to develop the steel industry. As long ago
aslS50 this firm was engaged in the manufac
ture of hammered and rolled steel, which prod
uct was converted into files that found ready
sale in the Eastern markets during the canal
and Conestoga wagon era. William Wood was
also one of the old-time workers in steel, and,
according to reliable testimony, superintended
the first steel rolling done in Pittsburg. The
first open hearth steel made in this city was
made in 1S77. The great development of steel
production here has been in the past decade, as
the Bessemer and open hearth processes havo
been grafted to this industrv here in that pe
riod. The crucible steel produced in Pittsburg
would cut a sorry figure now in meeting the
demands ot the trade, and yet that was the
only article manufactured here in this line ud
to 1S77.
The Condition or Business nt the East Liberty
Stock Yards,
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch,!
Tcesdav, September 3, 18S9. J
Cattle Receipts, 140 head: shipment. 480
head: market shade lower than yesterday's
prices. No cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts. LSO0 head: shipments, 1,100
head; market slow; light Yorkers, S450
4 60; nothing doing in otbergrades; seven cars
of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 2,400 head: shipments, 600
head; market slow, at jesterday's prices.
By Telceraph.
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, 5,028 head;
shipments. 1,978 head: the market is active;
goodTexans, 10c higher; stackers and feeding
steers, steady; good to choice corn-fed neers.
S3 9584 10; common to medium. J2 9003 75
stackers and feeding steers, Jl C03 00; ror
SI 352 40; grass range steers, SI 502 50
Hogs Receipts. 9,407 head; shipments, none;
market opened weak and 10c lower, heavy
showing the heaviest declines: good to choice
Iiht, S4 2P4 30; heaw and mixed, S3 60
4 10. Sheep Receipts, 1.257 head; shipments,
none: market steady; good to choice muttons,
S3 503 SO; common to medium, S2 25g3 25.
Chicago Cattle Kecelnts. 1LO00 head:
shipments, 3,000 head; market steady and
slow; beeves, S4 404 70: steers. S3 004 30;
stackers and leeders. SI 902 90: cows, bulls and
mixed, SI 0003 00; Texas cattle, SI 502 90:
Western rangers. S3 004 00. Hogs-Re-ceipts,
19,000 head: shipments, 6,000 head;
market slow; loc tn 15c lower; mixed. S3 65
4 25; heavy, S3 50 4 15; light, S3 904 70
skips S3 404 40. Sheep - RcceiptsT 8,000
head: shipments, 2.000: market steady; natives.
S3 504 T5; western. S3 404 00; Texans, S3 50
64 10: lambs, H25565. .
ST. LOUts-Cattle - Receipts. 700 head;
shipments. 600 head: market steady: choice
5eaZ7P55'.TSx teei?' H m&i 40- fair to good
do. S3 04 00; stackers and feeders. S2 00fE2 80:
range steers. Sil9ffi260. Hogs-Receipts. 2.S00
head: shipments, 400 head: market slow- fair
tnTboice heavy, S3 65410: packing "rades.
S3 704 00; light, f air to b-.t, S4 104 40. Isheep
Reccipts.3,100 bead; shipments. 2,700 head:
market firm: fair to choice, S3 204 30.
Buffalo Cattle Recemte m -.nrinj.
through: 60 carloads left over; market dun low
er and very slow. Sheep and lambs-Receipts.
7 carloads through; 4 carloads sale; mirket
steady and unchanged. Hogs Receipts, 17 car
loads through; 24 carloads sale; market dnll
and 10loc lower on porkers; mediums and
heaw. S4 20j4 4o; corn Yorkers, S4 70; grassers,
S4 2o4 CO.
ClKClNNATI-Hogs stcadv; common and
light, S3 404 60; packing and butchers, $4 00
4 25. Receipts, 1,030 head: shipments, 940
Rrnln In Sight.
CHICAGO. September i-The Board of Trade
report of the visible supply of grain is as fol
lows: Wheat, U,SS6.000 bushels; increase, 90,000
bushels. Corn, Il.7o6.000 JjushcU; increase.
2.279,000 bushels. Oats, 6.130,000 bushels: in
crease, 518.000 bushels. Rye. 915.OO0 bushels; In
crease, 53.000 bushels. Barley, 292,000 bushels;
decreace, 37,000 bushels.
Metal Mnrkct.
New YoBKPig iron firm. Copper nominal
and neglected. Lead firm and rather brisker.
Tin unsettled and easier; Straits, 20 40.
Wheat Open Strong-, bat Weaken Tinder
Untnvornblo Advices From Liverpool
Corn nnd Oat Depressed
Pork Active and Steadynt
Medium licm-ri.
Chicago The wheat market opened strong
and active to-day for futures at an advance of
K?c over yesterday's closing range, the gen
eral impression being that the visible supply
would show a decrease of 100,000 to 200,000
bushels. This expectation, coupled with the
firm early cables, gave the market a decidedly
bullish complexion for a time. December
sold up twice to TOJic When the visible
figures finally came out a weaker feeling was
developed and a gradual but steady decline
followed, which was not checked till December
struck 79c or a shade under the business last
After the first hour the business passing was
of light local character, orders being scarce
both ways. According to a Nightingale cable,
dated at noon, the strike among the dockmen
at London was cxtendingto Liverpool and the
market there was depressed in consequence.
Closing cables were firm for spot grain. The
close here for all futures this side of May was
a small fraction under yesterday's latest bids
and at or near bottom.
A fair business was transacted in corn with
in a comparatively narrow range. The feeling
developed was, on the whole, easier, and slightly
lower prices were established. The weaker
tone was attributed largely to the favorable
weather, liberal receipts and large increase in
the visible supply. The market opened at
about yesterday's closing prices, was steady for
a time, then sold off Jc, ruled quiet and closed
6Jc lower than jesterday.
Oats w ere quiet with a fair business In Sep
tember and Slav, but only a limited trade in
other months. "The feeling in the near futures
was easier and prices receded $Lic, and the
marEct closed at about the inside.
Trading was moderately active in pork and
the fluctuations in prices were frequent, though
trading centered in October. Prices for that
month fluctuated within a range of 50c, while
other deliveries mere confined to lOgloc The
market closed steady at medium figures.
A light trade was reported in lard and the
feeling was steady.
The liberal reduction in the stock on hand of
short ribs with a moderate inquiry from shorts
tended to more steadiness, and the feeling was
stronger early. Prices were advanced 2&5c
Later the offerings were Increased considerably
and prices declined 1215c, closing easy.
The leading luturcs rangea as follows-
Wheat No. 2, October. 7S-S7877K
78g;7877S77c: May. 83&8383;'feKe!
Coiin No. 2, October. 33k033J!33j
E33Vc: November. SSVSSP'.&X&Z&xikc: De-
633c; November, 336333;
cemuer. aajseaiMc
Oats No. 2. October. 19y,mS(Wm9ici
December. 2oy8Wyac May, HJi2m22.pi
5ess Pork, per bbl. October, $10 2S10 75
10 2510 J ear, $8 95; January, S9 12KS9 20
9 109 12.
Lard, per 100 as. October. $6 05S6 00: No
vember. So 905 805 S55 85; January, $5 85.
U O0O ounvo ou.
Shobt Ribs, per 100 Its. October. $5 05f?
5 12K4 97Hm 97K; January, $4 654 67K
4 62$64 G2&.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat,
77c: No. 3 spring wheat, G970c; No. 2 red,
77Jgc. No. 2 corn. 33c. .No. 2 oats, 19c
No. 2 rye. 42c. No. 2 barley, b5c No. 1 flax
seed. SI 25. Prime timothy seed, SI 311 32.
Mess pork, per bbl. 510 4510 50. Lard, per
100 pounds, $6 12K615. Short nb sides (loose),
$5 00. Dry salted shoulders (boxed). S4 50
4 62K. Short clear sides (boxed), $5 255 37K
Receipts Flour, J8.O00 barrels; wheat, 145.000
bushels; corn. 491,000 bushels; oats, 245,000
bushels;rye, 20,000 bushels;barley,19,000bushels.
Shipments Flour, 26.UO0 barrels: wheat, 145.
000 bnshels: corn. 179,000 bushels: oats, 127,000
bushels; barley, 4,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was unchanged. Eggs at 1414c
New York Wheat Spot opened higher
and closed weak and tairly active; options
quiet early and J6Jc higher, closing weak
with the advance lost. Barley quiet. Corn
Spot fairly active and firm; options moder
ately active, Jc lower and weak. Oats Spot
steady and moderately active; options quiet
and easier. Hay easy.' Hops dull. Coffee Op
tions opened steady; September advanced 30
points, other months 25; market closed
steady 20 points up: sales. 43,750 bags, includ
ing September, 15.5015.80c: October, 15.G0
15.70c; November. 15 6015.70c; December, 15.60
615.75c; May, 15.7515.ti0c: spot Rio strong and
lair; cargoes, 19Jic Sugar inactive and nom
inal; refined steady and fair demand. Molasses
Foreign inactive; New Orleans in fair de
mand. Rice steady. Cottonseed oil dull. Tal
low strong. Rosin quiet. Tnrpentine quiet at
4444c. Egcs quiet and easy; Western, 17
19c; receipts, 9.333 packages. Pork strong and
moderately active; mess, inspected. J12 50
13 00: do, uninspected, $12 35J12 50. Cat-.
meats quiet: nicKiea bellies. bc; pickled
shoulders. 4K4Jn: -do hams, 10Kllc
Lard weak and dull; western steam quoted at
S6 52; options, sales, 750 tierces; September,
S6 50; October. S6 406 42: November, 58 27;
December, 6 20. Butter Choice steady; others
easy; Western, SJc: creamery, ll12c; Amer
ican, $15 5018 00. Cheese dull, but firm.
'Philadelphia flour dull and prices
weak: Western winter clear, new, S4 004 30;
do do. straight, new, S4 304 50; winter patent
new, S4 635 00; Minnesota clear,S3 504 00: do
straights. $4 3)5 00; do patent, S5 O05 65.
Wheat dull and lower; ungraded in grain
depot, 84c: No. 3 red in export elevator. "i&Aci
steamer No. 2 red in an. 79c; No. 2 red in
do, at SIKc: No. 2 red. September. SlSliiQ:
October. KS2Kc; November. 83S4c; dV
cember. S4gS5c Corn Car lots firmer but
quiet: futures dull and a shade easier; No. 3
icllow, in grain depot, 43c; No. 2 mixed. In
Twentieth street elevator. 43c; No. 2 high
mixed, in grain depot, 43c; No. 2 yellow, in
grain depot 43Kc; No. 2 mixed, September.
4141c; October, 415.'42Uc: November.
l!GH?rc! rhnloD nln
tlX.'4 """"Si ':; mtures unsettled and
K?c lower; Jo. 2 white, September. 26
2oJic: October. 2727c: November, 27Ji28c:
December. 2S28Jc Provisions move slowly
?,nAjK;SeS, barely steady. Pork. mess. new.
S12 501S 00: do, prime mess, new, S12 00- do
family, S13 5a Hams, smoked, HV13Kcl
Lard Western steam. S6 70. Rut iter t Irt . .
fine cooas; Pennsylvania creamery extra.
17J18c; do, prints, 2225c
St. Louis Flour quiet and inactive, but un
changed. Wheat The large decrease in amount
on ocean passage, together with firm and
higher cables, the expectation of a good de
crease in visible disappointing receipts and ad
vances at all points, put prices up jkJc early
in the session. The visible turned out to be an
increase, all outside markets weakened, caus
ing a slight decline here, the market finally
closing iic above yestcrdav's; No. 2 red.
cash. 76ic; toeptember, 76J676Kc closing at
7G76c bid; October, closing at 77c; Decem
ber. 78Ji78KcclosIng at 78c: May. 7SJfc
asked. Corn lower: No. 2 mixed, cash. 2!c
September. 2930e, closing at 29Jj29Kc'
October, 30KSc. closing at3030$: asked;
December, 30d0c, closine at 30Kc asked
May. 32JJC, closing 5at 32c asked. Oats
steady: No. 2 cash. lSKc; September, 18c; Octo
ber, lbjc; May, 22Jc Rye loner; No. 2,38c
Flaxseed easier at SI 22. Provisions strong
er, but quite irregular.
Philadelphia Wool market dull and
prices nominal; Ohio. Pennsvlvania and West
Vnginia XX andabove.S3335c;XS233lc:nie
dium,373!c;coarec3637c;New York, Mich
igan. Indiana and Western fine or X and XX,
3032c; medium, 3637c: coarse. 3536c. Fine
washed delaine X and XX. 3337c; medium
wasuca comoing ana aeiaine, K?41c: coarse
washed combing and delaine, 3S39c; Canada
washed combing, 3333c: tub washed, 3543c;
medium unwashed comblbg and delaine, 29;
32c; coarse unwashed combing and delaine, 2S
30c; Montana, 2026c;,Territory, 1623c.
CiNcrxs'ATi Flour In moderate demand.
Wheat strong and higher; No. 2 red, 77c; re
ceipts, 6.000 bushels; shipments. 6,000 bushels.
Corn easy: No. 2 mixed. 35c Oats qniet: No.
2 mixed, 20JJ21c Rye nominal: No. 2. 42c
Pork quiet and higher at Sll 12. Lard strong
at S6 15. Bulkmeats quiet: short ribs, $5 15.
Bacon steady; short clear. $625. Butter easy.
Sugar steady. Eggs steady at 14c Cheese firm
and higher; prime to choice Ohio flat, S8c
Milwaukee Flonr unchanged. Wheat
easy; cash. 73c: October, 74Jc Corn dull;
No. 3, 3333c Oats dull: No. 2 white. 21
22c Rye firmer; No. 1, 43c Barley fairly act
ive; No. 2. September, in store, 5Sc Provi
sions firm. Pork Cash. 110 55; September
S10 CO. Lard Cash, S6 10: Sepember. S6 05.
Cheese "unchanged: Cheddars, 8Ji8JJc
Baltimore Provisions weak. Mess pork.
$12 50. Butter firm; western packed, 10l3c
creamery, 1718c Eggs firm at 19c Coffee
firmer: Kio cargoes fair at 19c
Toledo Cloverseed flnri and steady; Octo-
uer, ci oo;i.iovemoer, 9 m
Wool Blnrhet.
Loms Wool auietand easv; nnocii
Drigut medium, intake; coarse D raided, UB
22c; low sandy, lie; fine light, 1622c; flue
heaw, ll19c; tub washed, 35c; lor choice in
ferior, 3033c
Boston The demand for wool is confined
mostly to small lots. Buyers and sellers are
apart in views and large lines car. only be
moved at some concessions. Sales of Ohio X
have been made at 33c; XX and XX and above
at 846350. nnd JSo. 1 at 38c. Jlichigan X fleeces
are offered at S0Slc Combing and delaine
fleeces are in moderate demand and are steady.
Territory and other unwashed wools are in fair
request; sales ot tine and flue medium have
nc.-n made on a scoured basis of 6063c. Cali
fornia and Oregon wools are dull. In pulled
ools sales of super have been made at 3339c
and extra at 25Si9c. Foreign wools are firm
and In good demand.
. . -.-. ;. ..... .- -:"-""'
'-3dr"v4-i cwiuuu, iyw-t.-K. uai Uar lOtS
we.ik and prices declined JiSKc; No. 3 mixed
2122c; No. 2 mixed, trad,, 24c; No. 3 white!
iWBK ISO. Z White.
Old Sol a Little Too Much for the
Local Business Community.
Important Decisions of the State Supreme
Court Affecting Realty,
Gentlemen who do business on Fourth
avenue the "Wall street of Pittsburg
evinced a very slight disposition to push
things yesterday. In running a tilt
with the sun they were sure to be knocked
out. Old Sol was monarch of all he. sur
veyed. The sunas of Paetolns was more in
viting than was the dust, which lay inches
deep everywhere ready to rise up in clouds
upon the least provocation. The atmqspheric
conditions favored nothing so much as repose
in "some vast wilderness, some boundless con
tiguity of shade."
Nevertheless, the day was not given over
altogether to idleness. The banks did the
usnal amount of business. Real estate men
were flitting here and there, as they could
stand it, In pursuit of "snaps." The stock
market was opened and closed by Captain Bar
bour. A lew traders in petroleum assembled
wbere lambs were wont to be shorn and went
through the usual programme. But all this
was done in a perfunctory sort of way, which
showed as plainly as if expressed in words that,
though the brokers, agents and others were
present in the body, in spirits they were buffet
ing the waves at Long Branch or Cape May,
looking with rapt attention upon the scenery
of the Hudson or luxuriating in a free-and-easy
sort? of way amid the wild scenery of the Alle
ghenics or the Adirondacks.
Hope is said to spring eternal in the human
breast. The business men of Pittsburg are
full of it, as they have good reason to be.
Though they cannot compass impossibilities,
though they cannot maintain their cerebral
rigidity in the fiery furnace of the sun, they
are prepared to make things hum as soon as
the weather shall become more propitious.
lhey have the money. They have the ambi
tion, and they have the grit to do it and do it
they will. A few weeks at most will bring
about a change iS business in this great city
which will more than make up for the depres
sion of the present and the past. This change
is sure to come; there is no doubt about it.
Let everybody prepare to make the most of it.
According to the decision of the Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania, in Howe's appeal, a
will devising the proceeds of "all my property,
consisting of bonds, mortgages, ground rents,
stocks and personal effects in the State of
Pennsylvania," does not pass the testator's real
estate. Tho Court said: "It is argued with
great earnestness for the appellees that the
words 'all my property' must be construed as
evincing an intention to dispose of all the tes
tator's property in Pennsylvania, both real and
personal. If there were no other words of de
scription, of course this conclusion would be
.indisputable, but the mere fact that there are
other words, which being literally read, do re
strain the eenorality of those words, and limit
them to certain individuated species of prop-'
erty, is itself proof that they were not intended
to have this general meaning. Else why insert
the additional words?"
Here is another decision of the same court,
which is of general interest: The Pennsylva
nia act of March 26, 1S27, makes judgments
entered in courts of record liens on the real es
tate of defendants for the term of five years
from the day of the entry or revival thereof,
and provides that no "judgment shall con
tinue a lien on such real estate for a longer
period than five years from the day on which
such judgment may be entered or revived, un
less revived in that period by agreement of the
parties, or a writ of scire facias to revive the
same be sued out within said period." The
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held, in Lutz's
appeal, that where a judgment was entered on
April 17, 1876, and April 17, 1881, fell on a Sun
day, a scire facias issued on the following Mon-
'day (April 18), to revive the judgment, was in
time to save the lien.
Special reports to the Aew England Home
stead from all the seed-leaf tobacco-growing
sections of the United States indicate a fair
yield of good average quality. Farmers have
generally sold out their old crops, and the pros
pect for reasonably good prices is excellent.
The Pennsylvania crop occupies fully as many
acres as last year, including 15,000 acres in the
single county of Lancaster. There is a ten
dency on the part of growers to set large
patches of tobacco yearly, but comparatively
few farmers new to the business embark in it.
The crop is about equally divided between
seed-leaf and Havana seed. The yield as well as
the quality will be fully up to the standard,
not less than 45,000 cases in Lancaster county,
wbere it averages 1,450 pounds of seed-leaf and
110 pounds of Havana seed per acre. The crop
will be mostly honsedby the end of the present
week. Twenty cents has been offered in one
case for the first and second grades with the
fillers thrown In.
Press dispatches from Kansas City, Mo., i
few days ago. stated that many of the large
herds of cattle in that State and Indian Terri
tory were afflicted with Texas -fever "or some
thing worse" The suspicion that it was some
thing even worse than the infectious and
deadly Texas lever was founded on the fact
that the disease attacks "through Texans," as
the cattle driven up from that State are called,
they being usually exempt from the better
known disease. In answer to telegraphic in
quiry. Bradilreet't correspondent at Kansas
City wireli as follows, on Friday: "Reports of
Texas cattle fever ravages are unfounded.
They have been less than for several years
past. No cases are noted here, or by our agents
in the Southwest, for three weeks past"
It is found on investigation that the causes
assigned by debtors lor their insolvency are
often unrtuly stated. In about a thira of the
cases failure is attributed to illness, either of
the debtor or of some member of his family,
but in few of these cases is it found that ill!
ness has played anyparttn the failure. Among
otner causes wuicu are assigned for failures
are competition, insufficiency of capital, de
pression of trade and bad debts. In a consid
erable majority of these cases the official re
ceiver Is inclined to believe that incompetence
personal extravagance and the reckless giving
of credit are the real 'causes. Embarking in
business of which they have no special knowl
edge is a fruitful source of failure among re
tail traders.
There is no better evidence of the financial
solidity of the South than the confidence with
which the farmers are willing to hold on to
their cotton. Usually the crop' has been mort
gaged much ahead, but now the farmers them
selves are able to hold on to their product and
prevent breaking the market. There is noth
ing speculative in the movement at all, but it is
a very good sign when the producer is able to
hold on to the crop and not be compelled to
accept the terms of the buyer.
Brokers Show No Disposition to Fnsh
Tlilnns Phllndelphla Gas Weaker.
The only stocks in which there was any ac
tivity yesterday were La Noria and Philadel
phia Gas, and these retired from observation
with very small scores. The former showed no
change in the estimation in which it is held.
Tho latter was weaker. The rest of tbe list
was about steady. News and gossip were as
scarce, as business. Bids, offers and sales
Pitts. Vet. S. ft SI. Ex..
Koaiman's Insurance.
Citizens' Insurance....
Pennsylvania Ins
Brldgewater tias
Charllcrs Val. O&s Co.
Nat. Gas Co. of W. Va.
People's Nat Gas
People's N. G. 4 P. Co
Pennsylvania Gas
Philadelphia Co
w ncciing um iw.
forest tilt Co 102J
Central Traction.
Citizens' Traction
Pittsburg Traction....
Pleasant Valley P. Ky.
Pitts. June K. K. Co..
P., CAbUL.lt. It. Co.
Pitts, ft Western K. B.
P. ft W. B. it. Co. pref
Hid. Asked. Hid. AsWed.
0 500 ....
a 35 .... ""
25 ....
50 ....
n 7s .::.
"HH "H. "l7 44l
"SB '88 '1H J
12)4 102)4 ....
:: ::: ..5
" g -
' .... ....
20 .... ....
Point Bridge ' IH ..?
LaNorialllnlnicCo.,. Vi IK 1? Ut
bllverton Mining Co
V.nlr(M, i:l-l Mln-fJl lU
AllezhenvCo. Electric .... .'. 1M
Westinehonse Klcctnc SIh 62
U.8.&SIK. Co 22K ....
At the morning call 100 shares of La Noria
sold at 1J4 In the afternoon 65 shares of
Philadelphia Gas went at 3. John D. Bailey
sold 800 shares of La Noria at 1.6a
. The total sales of stocks at New Yorfcyester
day wero 376,094 shares, including: Atchison,
2i,100; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
6,800; Erie. 4.200: Hocking, Valley, 5,200; Lake
Shore. 7,500; Louisville and Nashville, 10,881;
Missouri Pacific, 11,000; Northwestern, 9,600;
Northern Pacific, 17,668; do preferred, 44,600;
Oregon Transcontinental, 24,700; Reading, 7,100;
Rt pii as 4m- Union pkeiH. ' 7K.V Western
Union 6.'l7a
Nothing New in the Situation Secretary
Winriom'a Great Victory.
Money in the local market was very quiet
yesterday, and rates showed no variation from
former reports. Checking was of good propor
tion, depositing light and discounting below
zero. There was no lack of currency or ex
change Th4 clearings were $2,492,'719 29 and
the balances $347,496 14.
The Financial and Commercial Chronicle re
marks: "It Is not often that the money mar
ket, in any few days, experiences such abso
lute reUef as it has this week. The cause ot
the reaction was two-fold, but the real source
of deliverance was Treasury disbursements.
Secretary Windom is certainly to bo congratu
lated on his success: he evidently had sources
of information not open to the public Obtain
ing and purchasing at his own price, $16,057,150
of bonds dnring 'the week ending last night,
added to; S2.118.250 the previous week, in the
face of difficulties which seemed insurmounta
ble, is from the Government point of view a
complete triumph.
"Mr. Windom's duty, as vrell as his purpose,
was no doubt to secure what he wished at the
lowest cost, and to have yielded to the demand
for an advance in his price at this early stage
of the fall requirements even a half cent,
would have put him at a decided disadvantage
in making the future purchases which will be
needed. His victory also Is proving apparently
of even wider influence than was at first mani
fest, for be has not only captured the bond
combination, but in doing so has as it were put
to rout the idea that a bondholder can in an
emergency secure whatever price he asks."
Money on call at New York yesterday was easy
at 2K6 per cent: last loan, 3; closed offered
at 3. Prime mercantile paper. 57. Sterling
exchange quiet but steady at $4 84Ji for 60-day
bills and $4 87 for demand.
Closing Bond Quotation!.
U. S. 4s,reg 157
U. S. 4s. coup 12S
M. K. AT. Gen. 5s . 87
Mutual Union 6s... .101
N. J. C. Int. Cert...ll2Ji
Northern Fac HU..U8
Northern JPac. 2ds..H5
Northw't'n consols. I4S
Northw'n deben's. .115)4
U. S. 4Hs,rejr 105V
u. s. iiis. conn.... va
Paciactoof'85. US
Loulslanastamnedls am
Missouri 6s 1004
ienn. new get. 6s....iub
Tenn. new set. 5s. ...101
Tenn. newsct.3s.... 73,V
Canada So. 2cls. ..'...
Ccn. l'aciaclsts ink,
Orceon & Trans. 6s.I05 ,
8UL. &I.M. Gen. 5s 87 '
St. L.AS.F. Gen.Jl.llS
BU ful consols ....127
St. PL Chi Fc. lsts. 1 ISK
Den. & K. G., lst...122lf i
Den. &R.G. is 79J
Tx., Pc.L. U.TrKs.M
Tx.,l'c,K.G.Tr.Kcts 33M
u.s.ti.u. wesr,ists. ii
Erie, 2ds 103
Union I'ac. lsts iui
West Shore 106
a. n.sr. uen.
Government and State bonds were dull and
New York Bank clearings. 870,310, 16S; bal
ances, $3,740,941.
Boston Bank dentines. $16,438,874.
London Bar silver, 42d per ounce.
Paris Three per cent rentes, 851 75cforthe
Berlin The statement of the Imperial
Bank of Germany shows a decrease in specie
of 18,480.000 marks.
St. Louis Clearings, 83.369,783; balances,
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
ings. $11,997,000.
Philadelphia Bank clearings, $10,723,269;
balances. SI. 596.174.
Baltimore Bank clearings. $2,008,059; bal
ances, $240,142.
A Dull nnd Narrow market Evening Up
September Business.
Very little was done in 'oil yesterday. Brad
ford sold and Oil City Dought. Here it was a
pykcrs' market throughout, although the
fluctuations were too narrow for profitable
trading of any kind. The first, last and lowest
quotations were the same 9SKc The highest
was 9Sc October option. Very little atten
tion was given to cash oil. The weakening of
refined in Europe continues to be one of the
principal bearish influences.
The work of evening up September business
is proceeding gradually. Settlements are not
quite so piompt as last montn, out tneyare not
enough in arrears to cause apprehension, Sat
urday's clearings were 554,000 barrels.
Features of the Marker.
Corrected daily by John M. OaKiey & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
leum Exchange.
Opened 88iiLowest 98K
Highest 98JUosed gsjj
Average shipments
Average charters
Refined, New York, 7.50c.
Iteflnert, London, 5 13-16d.
Refined, Antwerp, 17C
Refined. Liverpool, CKd.
A. a McGrew fc Co.
calls, 98c
62, Kt
quote: Puts, 97c;
New Oil Development.
Late news says the Kanawha Company,
of recent organization by Jennings, Rotb,
Grace, Stephenson and others, have just com
pleted their first well, two and one-bait miles
northeast of Evans City. It is doing 75 to 100
barrels, with excellent sand. This gives tbe
company some good territory. Since their
formation they have secured a large amount of
good oil lands, extending as far south as into
West Virginia, with prospects of being one of
tho most prosperous oil companies.
Other Oil Markets. ,
On. Crrr. September 3. National transit cer
tificates opened at 98c; highest, 9SJc: lowest.
97c: closed. 9Sc
Bradford, September 3 National transit
certincates openea at vsc; closed at SSMc:
highest. 9Se: lowest, 97o.
Tttusyxlle, September a National transit
certificates opened at 97Jc; highest. 9S3c:
lowest, mc: closed, 98c.
New YoRK,September a Petroleum opened
steady at 98c, and moved up slightly on small
transactions in the first hour. The market
then became dull and remained so until the
close, which was dull at 9$l4c Total sales. 297.
000 barrels.
Nickleville, PA., September a Oil has
been struck in paying quantities in the Red
Valley sand at this place. This is a stray sand
only 600 feet deep, first discovered about six
miles southwest of this strike, at Rockland,
near the Allegheny river. The wells in. this
sand are noted for their durability. It is
thought that this is a continuation of tbe same
pool. Great excitement prevails. Seven new
rigs are going up in Nickleville. The farms
that are not leased between this and Rockland
can command high bonus. The cost of drill
ing is comparatively very light, and It only
requires about two weeks to complete a well.
Trading in Lands and Honscs Keeps Up
Despite ibo Weather.
Black & Baird, i)5 Fourth avenue, sold to
William M. ilalonev for E. O. Wickersham
property in the Eleventh ward, Allegheny
City, on the northeast, corner of Howe and
Bartlett streets, lot 60x100 feet, with a two
story frame house erected thereon, for $2,500
Graebing & Lyon, 135 Fourth avenue, placed
a mortgage of $1,000 for three years on proper
ty in the Twenty-second ward, city; one ot
$1,200 for three years on property in the Thir
tieth ward, city; one for $1,000 for two years on
property in Bellevue borough, and one for $500
for three years on property In the Thirteenth
ward, city all at 6 per cent.
Reed B. Coyle fc Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for John F. Steel, two lots on Homewood ave
nue. Homewood station, Pennsylvania Ball
road, size 22x120 each, for $1,300 cash.
L. O. Frazier, corner of Forty-fifth and But
ler streets, sold for John Davis and James W.
Campbell lot 24x112.50 feet to a 20-foot alley,
situated on the west side of Fisk street, near
Davison street. Seventeenth ward, to Ben
jamin F. Wilson for $1,500. or $62 50 per foot
Samuel W. Black fc Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold for the Blair estate, Glenwood, Twenty
third ward, citv. a lot on Xytle street, 25x120
to an alley for $150.
James, w. Drape & Co. soldalot in Mansfield,
in the Doolittle plan. 20x100 feet, for $275; also
placed a mortgage of $1,200 on a property near
Homewood. East End, at 6 per cent; also a
mortgage of $1,200 on a house and lot in Mc
Keesport, at 6 per cent
Philadelphia Mocks.
Closlnp nnotatlons of Philadelphia stocks, mr-
rtlshcd by Wbltne;
nuuney iS'Stcpncnson. OroReri. No. 57
Fourth avenue,
chan re.
Members New York Stock Ex-
Uanntvlwint. Iflt..jt I rat
Heading ,. (,., 22 y-lS
LehlKh Valley ,... afi
Lehleb Navigation MX
Northern Paclflo - -v.. s?.
Northern Pacino preferred..,..,,!,. 77 ..
! r
stocks stronger; - v
Wnlr Street Makes n Ppnrt Good Trading
All Along the Line Honors Affect
ing Both Bides Strong and
Weak Spoti, nnd a
Good Wind-Up.
New" York, September 3. The stock market
to-day was more active than any day during
the past three months, and. the strength in the
leading stocks was very pronounced, approach
ing buoyancy at times, though the general list
" more quiet anu mo.vea over a compara
tively narrow range.
Thft timrirM. nftneol&llv
I th ,. . - ',,Ju . hti,
. "tne forenoon, was very marked for botn
I Wes of the account. The Chicago party was.
very prominent, making the Grangers, and of
course the Northern Pacifies, the leading
strong features. The Northern Pacifies were
again the leading features, and in the early
trading made most marked advances. Oregon
Transcontinental was carried np in sympathy
and on an official statement of the plans of the
company. A rumor that Chicago, Burlington
and Northern would be finally absorbed by the
Burlington and Qnincy this week caused a
smart upward movement in tho last named
stock, and while. there was no confirmation of
the. story in any way the greater portion of the
improvement was retained at the close. .
Rock Island was also a favorite, and jumped
2 per cent, while St. Paul and Northwestern
were comparatively sluggish, the former being
even weak on the disappointment over the face
that gains in net earnings tor July were smaller
than expected. The Gould stocks were in good
request, and Missouri Pacific became active
and strong, followed by Wabasb. Atchison
was the one weak feature of the day, but the
weakness seemed to have little or no effect
upon tbe remainder of the list, and it is the
only stock showing any material loss as a result
of the day's business. The news was not of a
character to have much effect upon prices,
though it was rather of an unfavorable tenor.
The attendance at the board was larger than
usual of late and the feeling decidedly bullish.
At the opening there was great eagerness to
buy, and first prices were materially higher
than Saturday's closing figures, the advances
extending to 1 per cent.
The most marked upward movement was
started immediately In tbe Northern Pacifies,
Burlington and Quincy and Hocking Valley,
with Oregon Transcontinental. Missouri PacISc,
Rock Island and specialities following. Wis
consin Central and Michigan Central also be
came prominent toward noon, when the move
ment among the stronger stocks became less
pronounced. A reaction was had in the after
noon, though in nothing but Atchison and St.
Paul was there any real weakness. A move
ment in Union Pacific, accompanied by a de-.
elded Increase in amount of business done, was
the special feature. Several specialities were
strong and scored material advances. Tho ex
citement in the market died away completely
in last hour and the close was quiet but firm.
The entire active list, with a few unimportant
exceptions, is higher to-night. Northern
Pacific preferred is up Z. the common 1,
Manitoba and Burlington and Quincy ljf, Ore
gon Transcontinental 1, Rock Island and
nociung valley 1J4, Union Pacific 1. Atchi
son is VA Der cent lower.
The railroad bond market was quiet, tbe
sales reaching $1,057,000, of which the Hocking
Valleyos contributed $100,000. The tone of the
dealings was in close sympathy with that of
stocks andTemained strong throughout. The
Hocking Valley issues were the only marked
feature, and the sixes scored another hand
some cain. risings percent, to 87.
The following table snows tne prices oractlve
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange yester
day. Corrected daily Jor The Dispatch by
Whitney & Stephenson, oldest Pittsburg mem
bers orNew York Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth ave
nne: Clos
,lng. Did.
71 H
in r.
. HH
. 404
. 64
est. 53
est. &
36 V
Am. Cotton Oil. ..
A ten., lop. & a. F
Canadian l"acl8c.
Canada Southern...
Central or .New Jersey.llOX
Chesapeake A Ohio.... 11
C. Bur. ft Outlier. ....107)4
C Mil. St. i-aul.... Hit
C, Mil. 4 St. f.. pr....U6
C, KocKl. &! 101
C, St. L. & Wtts IS
C, at. L. & Pitts, of.. 36
C St. F..M. &0 35M
C. bt. F..H. & O.. DMOOH
C. Northwestern.. ..lt3i
V., C, C. & 1 76
c, c, c. ft I., pr io2H
Cob Coal ft Iron 29)4
Col. ft Hocking Vat .. 18
Del.. L. iW H7)f
Del. ft Hudson ISO
Denver 4 lUo a
Denver ft Klo O., pt
E.T., Va. ftOa 10
E.T.,Va, &Oa. 1st pr. ....
K. T.. Va. ftOa. zdpr. 23
Illinois Central 116M
Lake Erie, ft Western
Lake Krle ft West. pr.. 64H
Lake Snore ft M. S 104K
Lonlsvllle ft Nashville. 71H
Michigan central 90
Mobile; Ohio 13
Mo.. Kan. ft Texas.... 12
Missouri faclSc 14
New Iforlc Central 107
N. V.. L. E. A W 25K
N.r.,L.E. ftW.pref.
N. i.. C. ft St. L, 17
N. x C ft St. L. of.. 67
N.Y.. C. ftBt.li.2anf ....
N. YftN. E 51 i
N. I".. O. ft W 173
Norrolkft Western, or. 54
Northern PacWc 34
Nortnern Pacific nrer. 75)4
Ohio ft Mississippi 23
Oregon improvement. 54
Oregon Transcon 3-i
Pacific Mall 35
l'eo. Dee. ft Evans
91 5
107 H
23 a
35 S4
Phlladel. ft Heading.. 45)
Pullman Palace Car
Klchmona ft W. V. .. 23
Klchmond ft W.l'.T.pr ....
St. P., Minn, ft Man..lCGX
St.L.ftSan Fran
St. L. ft San Fran pr.. 60
St.L. ft San f. 1st pr.
Texas Pacific 2H
Union Pacinc S3H
Wabasn 17)4
Wabash preferred 83?5
Western Union 66
Whrelmg A L. 2. 7V4
Sngar Trust 100!
National Lead Trust., 243
Chicago Gas Trust WlA
Business Notes.
It's almost time to let the Exchange bull
loose. What a fine field forblm tobrouseinl
Mb. Thaw's bequest of $100,000 to the West
ern University was a surprise to the officiate of
that institution.
Mr. John D. Bailey unloaded 800 shares of
La Nona yesterday all he had at 1.G0. He
L was an actiTe bidder at
Philadelphia Gas sold at a concession
yesterday, notwithstanding the talk of advanc
ing tbe price on the strength of tbe approach
ing dividend.
According to reports submitted at the
meeting of the Westinghouse Airbrake Com
pany yesterday, the earnings for the past year
were $1,100,000.
Boainn Stocks.
Atcb. ftTop.E. 1!..
lloston ft Albany...
Boston ft Maine.....
C. B. ftU
C'lun. San. ft Cleve.
Wis. Central pf.... 62
Calumet ft Hecla....220
Catalna 15
tranuin 974
Huron V
runt ft fere .31.
ITIlntftPereM. pro. 93
Little K. ft Ft. B. 7s. 101
Osceola, lojf
Pewablc (new) 2
Oulncy 54
Bell Telepnonc.. ..239
Boston Land 6)4
Mexican Cen. com.. VH
Mex.C.lstmtg. bds. C3
N. y. ftNewEng... 52)4
a. i. ft jn. t-. is... .ra
Old colony 177
Rutland Drererred.. 45
Water Power 534
Tamarack..' 103
San Diego 26
Wis. central, com. .. 27Xl
Tbe Drygoods Market.
SNew York, September 3 The drygoods
market tone was strong. Bleached goods were
active, and farmers' choice 44 shirtings were
advanced to 7c with orders taken "at value
only.'' Prints are more active. To-morrow's
auction sale of blankets is made to clean up
preparatory to a contemplated changed of
Who Will be Next Department Commander
to Sacceed Stewart?
For the last few days the Pennsylvania
Grand Army men, returning from the Na
tional Encampment at Milwaukee, have
been discussing not alone tbe proceedings
of the supreme body, but making presages
as to the next meeting of the State Encamp
ment. Of course, the leading subject is,
who is to be the successor of Tom Stewart,
the present Department Commander? Only
three have been mentioned so far, of whom
Major Joseph F. Deneiston is regarded as
the most available, to alternate a long-term
man with a short term one.
Captain Patterson and A. P. Burchfield
are also spoken of in connection dth the
office. The Eastern delegates spoken to
favor Major Denniston.
Jones His Arbitrator.
James McKnight, contractor, has selected
Evan Jones as his arbitrator in 'the JoIids
t6Vn matter. There is a dispute between
Mr. McKnight and the State for 531,000.
The State arbitrator is not yet appointed.
Cnllen Relenufd.
The brother of Alderman D. B. Callen
was yesterday accepted as bail in the Callen
case in the sum of $500. The Alderman was
then released from .jail.
Better Tone 'to Produce--Fetfclws
Firm Lemons.AdTanced.
Cereals Down 'to "Bed Bock A JHtght Im
provement to Trade.
Office of the Pittsbubg Pispatch,
TUESDAY, September 3, 1889. J
Coontry Produce Jobbing Prlcoa. "'
Eggs are still climbing up, as an Inspection of
our quotations will disclose. Continued dry
weather has curtailed the output of cheese,
and dealers look lor an adyance in a few days.
Peacbesare in short supply and higher. An
over-supply of ripe bananas has weakenedmar
kets. Lemons and oranges are firm at a slight
advance. The general prodnce trade shows
some improvement over yesterday. Stuff Is
not coming in as freely as last week. Sealers
report a better tone to trade, and the feeling is
general that tbe worst is past.
Buttee Creamery, Elgin, 22c; Ohio do,
202Ic; fresh dairy packed, 1617c; country
rolls. 1418e. .
Beans Navy band-picked beans, $3 40g2 60;
medium, $2 S02 40.
Beeswax 2830c a ft for choice; low grade,
1820c T
Cidkr Sand refined, $6 507 60; common,
$3 504 00: crab cider? $8 008 SO f? barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012o gallon.
Cheese Ohio, 86Sfe New York, 10c; Lim
burger,. 89c: domestic Sweitzer. 8Jilc;
Imported Sweitzer, 22c
EGGS 17K 18c dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, 1 502 00 V barrel; pine
apples. $1 001 25 $ dozen: whortleber
ries. 7580c W nail: watermelons. $20 00025 00
1 hundred; peaches, $2 C02 50 ft bushel box;-
iianiett pears, Jo 1 oarrei.
Feathers Extra live geese. E060c; No. 1,
do, J015c; mixed lots. 3035c ft ft.
Podltby Live spring chickens, 4045cl
pair; old, 6570c pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, $5 60
ty bushel; clover, large- English, 62 fts, $6 00;
clover, Alslke. $8 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, $1 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 11 fts, 90c; blue grass, fancy,' 14 fts, $1 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts, $1 65;'redop, 14 fts. $1 25;
millet, 50 fts, $1 00; German millet, 60 fts,
$1 50-. Hungarian grass, 60 fts, $1 00; lawn
pass, mixture of fine grasses, $2 60 H) bushel of
Tailow Country,4c; city rendered, 4J
Tropical FEurrs Lemons, common, $5 50
06 00; fancy, $6 006 60; oranges, $5 00
5 50; bananas, $1 75 firsts. $1 25 good seconds,
tnmnfnaQ hnma-wrntvn CI QAfAl Kil QQ hn.h.1
wax beans, $1 f bushel; green beans, 6075c ft
bushel; cucumbers, home-raised, SI 50 1 bushel ;
radishes, 2540c jl dozen; home-grown, cab
bages, 50c $1 bnshel; new celery, home-grown,
40c Q dozen; Southern sweet potatoes, $3 00
3 25, Jerseys, $4 004 5a
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 21K22Xc;
choice Rio. 1920c; prime Rio, 19c: fair Rio,
18K19c; old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 2223c; Mocha. 272Sc; Santos, 1922c;
Caracas. 2022c; peaberry, Rio, 2224c; La
Guayra, 2122c
Roasted' (in papers) Standard brands,
:3c; high grades, 2526c; old Government
Java, bulk, 3131c; Maracaibo, 2627c;
Santos, 2022Kc: peaberry. 25c: peaberry,
choice Rio, 23Uc; prime Rio, 21jc; good Rio,
21c; ordinary, 2oKc
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2123c: allspice, 8c;
cas-ia. 8c: pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c:
Ohio. 120. 8Jic; headlight, 150. tiftc; water
white. 10c; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine,
HTu; ruvaiiue, iv
bVBUPS Corn syrups, 2629c: choice sugar
syrups, 3338c: prime sugar syrup, 30i33c;
strictly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup. 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c: choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c; mixed, 4042c
SODA Bicarb in kegs, 3J4c; bi-carb in Js,
5c; bi-carb. assorted: packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc;do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, 1
set, 8r; paraffine, ll12c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kc: choice, 6
7c; prime, 5?46c; Louisiana, tg6c.
Starch Pearl. 3c; cornstarch, 66c; gloss
starch, 57c.
FortEIQN Fbutts Layer raisins. S2 65: Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers,
$2 50; Muscatels. $2 25: California Muscatels,
$1 85; Valencia, 7JJc; Ondara Valencia,9310c;
sultana, 8Kc: currants, 4J45c: Turkey prunes,
4K5c; French prunes. 8J413c: Salonica
prunes, in 2-2 packages, 8c; cocoanuts, W 100,
$6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft. 20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled. 40c; walnuts, nap., 12Q15c; Sicily
filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 1216c: new dates,
6K6c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
per ft. 2122c; lemon peel, fl ft, I314c; orange
peel, 12&c
Dried Fbutts Apples, sliced, per ft 6c
apples, evaporated, 6l6Kc: apricots, Califor
ma, evaporated, 12J4Sl5c: peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peacues, California evaporated,
unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpiitcd. 56c: raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Vc; blackberries, 78c; huckle
berries, lofillzc.
SjUOARS Cubes. 8Jc: powdered. 8c: irrann-
lated, 8c; confectioners' A, 8c; standard
A, 8Kc: soft whites. 88Jc: yellow, choice,
TJic: yellow, good, 77c; yellow, fair, 7V?c;
5 cllow clsrlCa 7c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), $4 50; medi
um, half bbls (BOO), $2 75.
Salt-No. 1. fl bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex. 9 bbl, $1 05,
dairy. 9 bbl. $1 20; coarse crystal, 9 bbl. $1 20;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, $2 80, HIggins'
Eureka. 10-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches S2 00
2 25; 2ds$l 501 Bo; extra peaches. $2 4002 W;
pie peaches, 95c; finest corn, $11 50; Hid. Co.
corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90c$l; Lima beans,
$1 10: soaked do, 83c; string do do. 75S5c; mar
rowfat peas. $1 lOepl 15: soaked peas. 7075c;
pineapples, $1 40$1 60: Bahama do, $275, dam
sonplums, 95c: greengages, $125; egg plums.
$2; California pears, $2 50; do gruengages, $2; do,
egg plums, $2; extra white cherries, $2 90: red
cherries. 2 fts. 90V.; raspberries, $1 4001 50:
strawberries. $1 10; gooseberries. $1 SOgl 40;
tomatoes, 82K92c; salmon. 1-ft, $ 752 10;
blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
99c; do green, 2 fts, $1 25S1 50; corn beef. Z-ft
cans. $2 05; 11-ft cans, $14 00; baked beans. $1 45
150; lobster. I-ft. $1 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft
cans, broiled. $1 50: sardines, domestic, V.i,
$4 E04 60; sardines, domestic Hf, :$3 258 50;
sardines, imported, s, $11 5012 50, sardines,
imported, s. $18; sardines, mustard, $4 50; sar
dines, spiced, $4 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. $35 9
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess, $10; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore. $32: extra No. 1 do. messed.
$36: No. 2 shore mackerel, $21: Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c 9 B: do medium, George's cod,
6c; do larjre, 7c; boneless hake, in strips. 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6C7Kc Herring
Round shore, 5-5 00 W bbl; solit, $7 00; lake,
$2 00 100-ft half bbl. White" fish. 37 00 ? 100
ft half bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 9 hall bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
H ft. Pickerel, j barrel, $2 00; i barrel, $1 10;
Potomac herring, $5 00 fl barrel. $2 50 9
Oatmeal $6 306 60 W bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5557c
9 gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
. Grain, Flour and Feed.
Receipts bulletined at the Grain Exchange,
40 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi
cago, 2 cars of oats, 1 of rye, 4 of wheat, 5 of
flour, 2 of hay. ByBittsbnrg, Cincinnati and
St Louis, 9 cars of oats. 5 of corn, 3 of bay. By
Baltimore and Ohio, 2 cars of oats, 1 of hay.
By Pittsburg and Lake Erie. 2 cars of bay, 3
of rye. By Pittsburg and Western. 1 car of
hay. Sales on call, 1 car of 2 y. e. corn. 45c, 5
days, P. B. K.; 2 cars of winter bran, $11 50, 10
days, P. R. R. Cereal markets have apparently
reached bed rock, and the tone shows a slight
improvement over yesterday. The abundance
of stuff, however, precludes any prospector a
bull movement in grain and bay this season.
Flour is moving freely, but tbere are no signs
of an advance. Tbe drift is in the other di
rection, and there is some cutting of rates on
the part of jobbers eager to sell.
Wheat New No. 2 red. 82c: No. 3. 7779c
CORN No.2yellow, ear, 45 J4Gc; high mixed
ear, 4344c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 4041c;
high mixed, shelled, lu 10c: mixed, swelled.
Oats No. 2 white, 2627c; extra No. 3.
21025c; mixed. 2I22c.
Uye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 49ffi50c;
No. 1 Western. 4849c; new rye No. 2 Ohio,
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, $5 oCB 00; winter straight,
$4 735 00; clear winter, $4 601 75; straight
XXXX bakers', $4 001 35: Bye nuur,$3o0
4 00.
MILLFEED Middlings, fine white. $13 50
15 00 ton; brown middlings, $11 50 12 00; win
ter wheat bran, $11 0011 25; chop feed, Slo G0
HAT-Baled timothy, choice, $13 00013 60;
NtUdo, $125001300; No. 2 do. $UOO1200;
loose from wagon, $10 00012 00, according to
qualitv: No. 1 upland prairie. $850900; No. 2.
$7 007 50; lMicklnjr do, $8 757 00.
Straw Oats, $0 60; wheat and rye straw
$5 5o8 oa
Sugar-cured bams, large, llc; sugar-cured
hams, medinm, 12c, sugar-cured hams, small,
12Kc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 6c: sugar-cured boneless
iisnildiii" !
salt shoulders. W.e: drr salt ataar
Met pork, heavy, $U H; bmm fHbJ
$t 99.' Lard-RHhMd la tfaroN. Mb
barrels, eVe; 80-ft tabs. Re: JB-ft p8a7o!
tin can, f&at S- its naitei TUai S-ft tin 1
7c;-fttHi pall. Ae: Mk attK tf,
sails. 7c " --J lose, aet lar.
5c Fresh pork link. . BsaeHM teuas,Ml,
barni, MM; faattar featftt.
$8 Oft.
Orewael Meat.
Armour 4 Co. furnished Ifca
on dressed meat: Beef
fts.6Kc:S9 to 860 fts. 94e: M U
7c. Sheep, 8ef) ft. LaBta,e?.
rraa pars iou, bc,
Laurie, the alleged 'Ana aBrdarer, bw
been captured near Glasgow.
About 30 superintendent of toe. Bail war
Mail Service met atthe Postofiee DesortaMBt
yesterday lor the puipose of adiasMsg S
schedules and disposing of other bafltnesa con
nected with their departments.
Fifteen thrasher hands were poisoned sear
Tiffin, 0 by eating cbeese. All were takes
violently ill. ana it is feared some of then wiH
die. Particulars are not at hand, bat it ap
pears the men worked at Betuville, on, Mm
farm of Joseph SchwartsmHler. Cheese was
freely partaken of by tbe laborers at dinner.
Soon after eating 15 of the men were takes
The Secretary of the 3favy has approved"
theflndings and sentence t in the case of Lieu
tenant Jnhn C. Irvine, who was tried by a naval
conrt martial, ot. which Captain Thomas O.,
SeKndge was President, 'convened at Newport,
August 14. The officer was charged with
scandalous conduct: drunkenness on duty,
neglect of duty and absence without leave."
The court found him guilty and sentenced him
to suspension from rank and duty, on furlough
pay for three years and to retain his present
number in his grade dnring that period.
Wells. Fargo &Co. have received informa
tion that two of their stages were robbed, one
at Bodle and the other at Forest Hill, CaL The
stage running from Bodie to Hawthore, Nev..
was stopped early in the morning by a, masked
man, who demanded the treasure box, from'
which he secured about $600. The three pas
sengers were not molested. The early morn'
ing stage from Forest Hill was also stopped,
five miles from Auburn by a masked man. He
secured a few hundred dollars from tbe treas
ure box. Officers are in pursuit of both rob
bers, but so far without success.
The observance of the two hundred and
fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Old
Yarmouth, Mass., has evoked a wonderful de
gree, of enthusiasm, and has drawn together
from all parts ot the country many natives of
tbe old town who long since left for other
scenes. The observances of this anniversary
really commenced with the exercises under the
auspices of tbe First Congregational Church,
ounoay. j.nis ,oiu cnurcu nas survived ail tne
mutations of time, and still has the largest
membership of any church or society in town.
All the ten churches participated in the ser
vices. -The whole town is robed ina,festive
costume of bunting, flowers and evergreen.
It is not probable that the. War Depart-,
ment will take any steps in the matter of re
moving the band of Apaches from the Mount
Vernon JJarracks, Alabama. Secretory Proc
tor says there is a mandatory statute providing
for the confinement of these Indians at some
Government barracks and there is no better
place than where they now are. The Indian
Rights Association has mads a proposition to
purchase a large tract of land in Nortn Caro
lina, to which tbe Indians could be removed,
and where they could live in partial freedom,
headed by tbat old warrior. Geronlnio, bnt
Secretary Proctor Is not disposed to act until
he sees tbe purchase consummated, in fact it
would seem tbat be is inclined to think the
tribe is pretty well cared for now.
Father Corcoran' Sermon Failed to Lessen
tbe Attendance.
Yesterday morning the public schools
opened once more. Superintendent Lucker
thinks that the aggregate enrollment will
number 26,000. The Roman Catholics are
making a strong effort to remove children
of their persuasion to the Catholic parochial
Miss Gertie Jones was elected a perma"
nent teacher attbe Lincoln school last night,'
At McKeesport tbe schools had a large
attendance. Several of the parochial
schools also opened. Principal H. "W".
Pisher, of the Seventeenth ward public
school, says that father Corcoran's sermon
refusing absolution to Catholic children at
tending pnblic schools has had no effect
upon the Catholic pupils in his ward.
Eev. Mauritius Greek, of St. Angnstinns'
parochial schoql, disclaimed all knowledge
of Father Corcoran's views. He declares
that Father Cocoran had no right to set
himself np as an oracle on such a subject,
and that he lor one will counsel his floek
not to heed his talk. Tbe principals at all
the' schools unite in saying that Father Cor
coran's sermon hns had no appreciable effect
on the attendance of Catholics at their
places of education.
Were Said to Have Been Crnellr
Treated or Neglected.
The regnlar meeting of the Humane So
ciety was held yesterday. Agent O'Brien
reported he bad investigated complaints of
cruelty to 18 children, besides .cases of
cruelty and neglect to abused wives and
animals. Bernard Shaw for abusing his
children, wife and old mother, was held lor
conrt, as was also Daniel Ward for abusing
his wife. Kicholas Know, of -Braddock,
was arrested for abusing two step children,
and Mrs. Mary Moule lor cruelty to her
three children. Thomas Bolton, of Brad
dock, abandoned an old mule, and will have
a hearing before Sqnire Holtzman on Sat
Tbe City Adopts a Patent One to Hold
The new street letter box has been
adopted in this city. It is the invention of
"W. D. Doremns. The new box has a pivoted
plate at one side near the top, and the slot
is opened by means of a handle. Bobbery
will be impossible with the pew boxes, ami
newspapers can be inserted into tbem, a fact
which makes them far superior to the old
Jumped Into tbe JJaj.
John B. Haines, an insane inmate of the
Butler Hospital, committed suicide yester
day by jumping into Narragansett Bay,
from the steamer Day War, in which he was
being conveyed to Newport, B. I. He was
struck by the wheel and killed. He was
originally a Pittsburg man.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she ciied for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she bad Children,she gave them Castoria
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of Credit, for use of travelers, and Commer
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For nse in this country, Canada, Mexico, West
Indies, South and Central America.
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Dr. Shafer, one of the pbyeWM.ot Mml.
Polypatbic Medical Institute, at 4Pestt are;- -
Mr. C. V. Pulpress, of No. 46 Liberty street?-
Allegheny; had for a long time wHered frea a
weak, tired feeling, no ambrtioB. pais, aeross,
the small of his back and palpi tatioa of tfce
heart. His Complexion was very sallow, asd as
the diseased condition or his ktfteeys fres'.
which he suffered further progressed, ate 1
ach became involved. He had UoattatheJe
ing of gas and distress after eatluc , He lee
flesh, his 'memory became poor and his sated'.
became so affected tbat be could neither read or
think, and was in constant fear of beee-mlBg la
sane. He often felt dizzy, so tbat everytMac?
seemed to be in a whirl, and- he beeaee ,
nervous as to entirely unfit him for any bwi-;
ness. Having read in the papers that tbe
physicians of tbe Polypathia Medical ImUtwia. -make
a specialty of kidney and urinary tttoeossa
he began treatment with them. Hie own words
state the result: "This is to certify tbat I havo
been cured by the phvsiclans of the Polypathia
Medical Institute at 420 Penn avenue.
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This Is now conceded to be tbe best In the
market, u witnessed bv tbe fact tbat we have
just secured the DIPLOMA FOR EXCEL
LENCE at the Pnre Food Exposition, now be
In? held in Philadelnhio.
And with the bright appetizing flavor ot fresh
ly roasted beef.
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Fall particulars In p-imphlet
sent free. The genuine Uray's.
Specific sold by druggists only la
yellow wrapper. Price. 11 per
packace, or six for ss. or br mall
on recelot of price, bv address-
ng THE GRAY MEDICINE CO, Buffalo. N. t
Sold tn Pittsburg by S. S. HOLLAND, corner
Emlthfleld and Liberty stt. ipl3-M
olc's Oottoaa. Hoot '
.Composed of Cotton Boot, Tansy and
Pennyroyal a recent discovery by an
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scaled. Ladies, ask your druggist for Cook's
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