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Biggest Run of tbe Present Season at
East Liberty Stock Yards.
' BULK OF CATTLE LOW OR COMMON.
Prime Beeves Firm at Old Bates
Stock On the Decline.
DEMAND IS LIGHT FOE HEATI HOGS
offick of Pittsbbko Dispatch, 1
Wednesday, September 4, 1&S9. J
The run of cattle for the local trade was
the largest of the season, footing up not less
than 180 carloads, an excess of 15 to 20 loads
over last week, when the run was regarded
as extra big. As to quality, therewas little
change from last week. The bulk of those
received were common and low grade stock.
There were few strictly prime cattle on the
market. Some fine loads of prime stock
from Indiana were offered, but the best price
that could be had was $4 G5, and the holder,
unwilling to accept this offer, sent his stock
to Eastern markets The best price realized
was U 50. About 12 loads of 1,400 to 1,500
pound cattle were purchased for export pur
poses at a range of H 10 to SI 50.
Outside of tbe cattle mentioned above, tbe
great bulk of receipts were common and low
Tbe export trade has of late been so remun
erative that prime beeves are gobbled up at
Chicago as soon as they appear, and low grades
go begging for buyers. The result has been
that the fag ends are dumped on to onr mar
kets, which, for some weeks past, have been
glutted with poor cattle. Ont of the ISO loads
received this week at East Liberty, it would be
within bounds to say that 150 wore common
and low grade stock. For these, markets were
very sluggish, at a decline of 15c to 20c from
last week's rates.
At noon Monday it was very evident that re
ceipts of common cattle Mere far beyond the
vi ants of trade, and though holders were ready
to concede, the day closed with 40 to 50 loads
unsold. Since Mondav the market has steadily
moved downward. Tins morning the lew loads
unsold were moved out. at what price could
not be learned, but no doubt
At Much lionri.- Flgnre
than tbe holders would have been willing to
take Monday last, though they have paid some
nico feed bills in tbe meantime. Good butcher
cattle, owing to their scarcity, sold well up to
last w eek's prices. While we hat e an era of
low grade cattle, which drag all the time, prime
beeves are in good demand at outside rates.
Veal calves were in light supply, and held
their own at last week's figures. For fresh
cows of higher grades markets were active and
prices firm, but for common stock trade was
slow. The former were in short supply, while
tbe latter wero too plenty.
sheep and Lambs.
Supply was light, and for good goods mark
ets were firm at strong and higher prices than
last week. The trouble was that there were
few choice sheep and lambs on the market.
Of this grade there were not enough to go
around, while the common grades were too
plenty. Pens were cleared up early In the
w eck, and this morning tbere was scarcely a
sheep in sight. The quality of sbeep comtng
to tbe market shows no signs of improvement.
When anything clioice puts in an appearance
it htds ready buyers at outside quotations.
Lower grades are slower every time.
Tbe run has been larger this week than last,
but quality improves not. Most of the Logs
coming to maiket are grassersand stubblers, in
which shrinkage is large. Those from the
farthest west are most in demand, as they come
from lands where corn is plenty and cheap.
Two decks of hogs averaging 400 pounds were
received at tbe Liberty yards yesterday, but
could tind no buyers. They were forwarded to
The situation of live stock markets may be
summed up in a sentence: Common stbek is in
over supply and goes begging. Primes are
scarce and firm. IS'd shipper who has good
goods need fear to send to our market.
-' JlcCall & Co.'a Report.
The supply of cattle has been heavy, and
fewer buyers, the market ruled slow and lower
, on all grades, especially the common and me
dium class. Quite a number of the medium
grades going through in first hands. We give
the following as ruling prices: Prime 1,300
yto 1,600 pounds, SI 304 50; good 1,200
to L4U0 pounds, $3 S04 20; rough fat
L100 to 1.300 pounds, $3 153 50: good butch
er grades 900 to 1,100 pounds, $3 003 26;
heifers and mixed lots S2 002 75; bulls and
fat cows S2 002 50. mosth ? 00; fresh cows
and -.pnngers, 20 0040 00 per bead.
The receipts of hogs was fair; market active
on light and slow on heavy We quote as follows-
Ben cornfed Yorkers, SI b5l 75: fair
Yoikers, J44u455:heaw and medium weights,
U 25Q1 50; grassers. $4 2og4 4a
Tbe receipts of sheep this week were fair
and tbe market active at an advance of luI5c
per cwt over last week's prices. We quote
sales as follows: Prim: Ohio and Indiana
wethers, weighing heie 110 to 120 pounds
S4 50! 65: good. 90 to 100 pounds, J4 fe4 50;
fair to good mixed, 73 to SO pounds, S3 604 00;
good tyearlings. 75 to 80 pounds, S4 304 CO;
common to fair, 50 to CO pounds. S3 C04 25.
Veal calves. 110 to 120 Dounds, 5 506 50.
New York Beeies Receipts, 3.400 head,
including 40 carloads for home-trade slaugh
terers, direct: carloads for exportation and
S3 carloads lo- the market; the trading was
blow, and prices fell off 10 tn 2u cents per 100
pounds, but tbe pens were well cleared: very
common to verv choice native steers sold at
from S3 304 60 per 100 pounds, with a few tops
up to SI 701 75, and a carload of scrubs" at
53 10; Texas and Colorado steers, S3 003 15;
exports to-day, 420 beeves and 2.800 quarters of
beef: to-day's London and Liverpool cable
quotes American tefngerator beef steady at
tc per pound. Calves Receipts. LSO0 head;
firm and steady for all sorts, with sales at S5 00
S 00 per 100 pounds for veals, and S3 004 00
lor buttermilk calves. Sheep Receipts, 9.200
head; good lambs a trifle firmer: sbeep abont
steady: sbeep sold at S3 505 20 per 100 pounds:
lambs at So 251S7 00. Hogs Receipts, 7,300
head; a shade easier for Liverpool hogs at S4 50
1 90 per 100 pounds, with good lots selling at
BCFFAIX) Cattle Receipts, 47 carloads
through: 43 carloads for sale; market dull and
Irregular: extra export, 1,500 to 1,600 pounds
S4 log 4 50; choice. 1.400 to 1,500, S4 154 50:
good, 1,200 to 1,300, S3 5G 4 00; other grades too
irregular to quote, fcbeep and lambs Re
ceipts, 20 carloads through; 10 carloads sale;
market steady: good to best sheep, $4 604 75;
lair to good. S4 404 60; common, S4 004 40;
lambs, good to best, EG 00g6 25; fair to good.
So logo 00. Hogs Receipts, 80 carloads
through; 22 carloads sale; market dull; medi
ums and heavi, S4 15g4 35; corn Yorkers, S4 60
61 70; grass Yorkers, $4 401 60. Pigs not
wai.ted at any price.
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, 2,830 head;
shipments, none; best native dressed beef
steers strong and active and higher; others
slow, but abont steady: good Texas and Indian
steers 10c higher: common steady: common to
medium. S2 003 7a stockers and feeding
steers, SI C03 10; cows. SI 352 40: grass
range steers, 1525c. Hogs Receipts, 6,440
head; shipments, 1,136 head; market weak
and 10c lower; heavy and mixed, S3 55
S 95. Sbeep Receipts. 1005 head: shinments.
!62bead: market steady; good to choice mut
tons 3 503 SO; common to medium, $2 2562
CniOdO Tbe Droieri' Journal reports:
Cattle Kecemts. 12,000 head; shipments, 4,000
head; market slow, closing loner: choice to ex
tra beeves, 84 504 70: steers, S3 004 30; stock
ere and leeder. SI 903 10: cows, bulls and
raited. $1 25gl 90; Texas cattle, $1 552 70:
native and half-breeds, S3 0C3 80, Hogs Re
ceipts, 16.500 bead: shipments, 8.000 bead;
market 510c lower; mixed, S3 tw4 20;heavv
53 50g4 50; light, S3 904 65; skips S3 404 40.
faheep Receipts, 5,000 head: shipments, 1,000;
market steady to strong; natives S3 254 60;
western, S3 604 00; Texans, S3 40Q4 10: lambs.
54 504 75.
ST. Louis Cattle Receipts. 1,600 head; ship
ments, 700 head; market a shade stronger; choice
heavv native steers, $1 0004 25; fair to good
do. S3 70g14 00; stockers and leeders, S2 0062 80;
range steerb, S210S2GOL Hoes Receipts. 3,000
head: shipments 300 head: market weak; fair
to choice heavy, S3 S04 05; packing grades
S3 754 00; light grades fair to best, S4 104 4a
Sheep Receipts, L'JOO head; shipments 900
head; market strong; fair to choice, S3 404 35.
Cincinnati Hogs easier: common and
light, S3 404 60; packing and butchers S4 00
4 25. Receipts, 2,200 head: shipments 3,470
Metal "II n rltrt.
Kkw YobX Pig iron firm; American, SIS CO
18 00. Copper nominal. Lead strong and
sum; domestic, S4 0a Tin firm and tnoder
atively active; Straits S20 65.
St. Louis Tbere are no material changes to
note in tbe tone of the market. Bales are light '
and value unchanged.
Wheat Open Weak Under the Influence of
Bearish Cable and Statistics A Re
action Later on Caused br An
llclpolionof aCold Wavo
A Bis Bayer.
Chicago, September 4. A small volume of
speculative business was transacted in wheat
to-day, and durlnga greater portion of the fore
noonDecember wheat was pegged at 78K79c
Onee the price touched TSJitJTSKc. and at
another time it went to TOKc, but the market
hung inert and characterless within these limits
until after 12 o'clock. Opening figures were
He under yesterday's latest bids and the gen
eral toe was one of weakness throughout
"Cables and statistics were bearish in their in
fluence to-day. Early cables were quiet and Jfd
lower for spot grain at Liverpool, and closing
ones noted a decline in futures of i ld. Lon
don reported English conntry markets dull and
Paris wheat was lower. Private cables were
all of the same tenor, and foreigners were re
selling wheat in this and other markets previ
ously bought for export.
Had it not been for the support ot a promi
nent local operator, who bought all the Decem
ber that was for sale at 7SJc the market would
probably have receded to a lower level in the
early dealings. At 79c and above, however, this
same trader sold rather freely. During the last
hour of the session the market firmed up to 79Jc
for December and 83K63c for May, on the
prediction of a cold wave.
A fair business was transacted in the corn
market and the feeling was somewhat firmer,
due to repoi ts of cooler weather in the West.
Trading was rather spasmodic, the market at
times ruling verv quiet The market opened
at yesterday's closing prices was firm and
gradually advanced c became active ana
strong and closed Kc higher than yesterday.
Oats were traded in with a little more free
dom. A stronger feeling developed and prices
advanced Xc. Offerings were not so free
and the demand a little better, especially from
A fab-Iy active trade was reported in pork,
with the bulk of the business in October de
livery. Prices ruled easier for the deferred
and rather stronger for the near deliveries,
but outside prices were not supported to the
Trading in lard was fair and the feeling
easier. Prices ruled 57c lower, and closed
steady at meaium ngures.
The market for nns attracted fair attention.
The feeling was easy early, and prices receded
7K10c on October and 25con January de
lnery. Toward tho close the market was
stronger, and prices rallied 1012c on Octo
ber and 57Kc on January, closing hrm.
The leading lutures ranged as follows-
Wheat No. 2, October. 77KS77K677Ji
771c: December. 79S79j878Ji79Kc: year,
V7k77Ki477Kc: Ma v. o3S3ii82J83Wc.
Corn No. 2, October. 3a3l3
Sic; November. 3333J33j44sAc; De
Oats No. 2, October. 19Vssl9Kc; December,
20Ke20"4c; May, 2223V6,62Sc. .
Mess Pork, per bbL October, S10 4010 70
10 3O10 50; January. S9 07K69 159 C5fl 15.
Lard, per 10O&S. October, 5 975 97J
5 925 So: November. $5 77K05 7; January.
$5 77&5 7
Short Ribs, per 100 Sis October, S4 95
5 CO4 bj5 00; January, S4 604 65.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
firm and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat
77Xc; No. 3 spring wheat, 6970c; No. 2 red,
77Jic. No. 2 corn. 33Jc .No. 2 oats, 19c
No. 2 rye. 42c. No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flax
seed, Jl 251 2534. Prime timothy seed, SI 33
1 34. Mess pork, per bbk S10 50. Lard, per
100iomidsS6 07KHia Short nb sides (loose),
$5 055 10 Dry salted shoulders (boxed).S4 SO
4 62 Short clear sn.es (boxed). $5 375 5a
Receipts Flour, 26,000 barrels; wheat 172,000
bushels; corn. 735,000 bushels; oats 345,000
Shipments Flour, 11.000 barrels: wheat 1S9.
000 bushels: corn. 224.000 bushels: oats 122,000
bushels; barley, 1,000 bushels
On the Produce Exchange to-dav the butter
market was unchanged. Eggs at 14c
New York Flour Free sellers; heavy, mod
erate business. Cornmeal more active and
steady; yellow western, $2 452 75. Wheat Spot
dull, weak and quiet, export trading lor
storing: options very slow and easy at jc de
cline. Re lower and unsettled; western, 49
51c. Barley dull. Corn Spot active for ex
port and firm; options more active, and
ic higher on reports of frost in the Northwest
closinr stead . Oats Snot firm and demana
fair; options quiet and KKc higher. Hay
steady and quiet Rons easy and dull. Coffee
Options opened barely steady at 2030 points
down, closed dull at 2030 points down: sales
28.000 bags, including September, ia3015.50c;
October. 15 40c; November, 15.3515.50c; Decem
ber, 15.4015.50c; Jannarv. 15.4515.50c; Febru
ary, 15.45c; March, 15.4515.55c; April, 15.45;
May, 15.5015.5oc: spot Rio about
steady and quiet; fair cargoes,
ISiic Sugar Raw dull and nominal:
refined steady.- in moderate demand. Molasses
New Orleans steady; open kettle, good to fancy.
2&S46c Rice, fair demand and steady. Cotton
seed oil quiet and unsettled. Tallow firmer;
city (K fr packages), 45c; sales 300 bogs
beads; delivery late, September 5. Rosin firm
and fair demand. Turpentine quiet and steady
at 4041c. Eggs fair demand and steady;
Western, 1719c; receipts, 5.234 packages Pork
firm and moderate demand; mess, inspected,
S12 5013 00: do, uninspected. S12 3712 50;
extra prime, S10 5010 75. Cut meats teadj;
pickled bellies 120 lbs- 6c; pickled shoulders
4K45c: do hams 10Hllc Middles firm;
short clear, S5 75. Lard lower and dull sales;
western steam, SO 456 47K: September, $6 45
bid; October. S6 32; closing S6 33 bid: Novem
ber. S6 20; December, $5 14; January. S6 12
6 16, closing S6 14; February, S6 15. Butter
Choice very strong and better demand; West
ern aairv, Digijc: uo creamery, uihc; do
laciory, oraiic. Lll
Cheese quiet and steady; West-
Pnn.ADEi.FniA rlour weak. Wheat
Options steady: car lots irregular and lower for
all grades except No. 2 red, which was in mod
erate request at firm rates; sales choice No.
2 red. track, 84c: rejected in export elevator,
76c; No. 3 red in do, 76c; steamer No. 2 red in
110. 7Sc; No. 2 red, September, 8181Jic;
October. 82KS2c; November. S3X⁣ De
cember, 81e84c. Corn Options firmer, but
speculation wat tame andxport demand light
Car lots in light demand and prices favored
buyers: sales No. 2 mixed, In Twentieth street
elevator, 43c; No. 2 yellow quoted at 4343Kc;
No. 2 mixed, September, 4l564lc; October,
41542Jc; November, 4243c; December,
42Jf43Uc. Oats Car lots steady and in good
demand: sales So, 3 mixed, Zl2lc; No. 3
white, in Twentieth street elevator, 23c; do in
grain depot 24c: No. 2 white, in Twentieth
street elevator, 26)426Vic: do in grain depot
2627c; fancy clipped, 29c; f utures steadier
trough quiet; No. 2 white, September. 26
26c: October. 2727Jc; November, 2S2SJ4c;
December, 28$29c. Eggs steady: Pennsylvania
St. Louis Flour dull but steady. Wheat
higher; Prices declined c early; offerings
how ever, were small and the demand fully
equal thereto, so that later, with stronger ad
vices, the market rallied stiffly, though closing
rather easy at about yesterday's figures: No. 2
cu, lmj, u4tyivn'' 3cjjfccmuer, D($jo5tg
.... . mim l....,. WM..,i"y
S3cbid. Corn higher:No. 2 mixed, cash, 30c; Oc-
luuer.oiyjifjoic, ciosingaioic; uecemDer,30j6
.10J4c, closing at 31c bid; year, 2c. closing at
U)Wc; May. 32i33c clo-ing at 33Uc
Oats higher; No. 2 cash, lSc; May, 22K23c
bid; October, 18c bid. Rye No. 2 higher at
39c Provisions generally lower.
Cincinnati Flour easier. Wheat easier;
No. 2 red, 76c; receipts 7,500 bushels Corn
barely steady ; No. 2 mixed. 34c. Oats quiet:
No. 2 mixed, 2121Kc. Rye stronger; No. 2.
42c. Fork firm at SlI 25. Lard quiet at S3 15.
Bulkmeats quiet and firm: short ribs, S5 15.
Bacon steady: short clear, S5 25. Butter steady.
Sugar steady. Eggs steady at 14c Cheese In
Milwaukee Flour unchanged. Wheat
easy; cash. 737c; December, 76&c Corn dull;
No. 3, 333c Oats dull: No. 2 white, 22c
Rye quiet; No. L. 43c Barley firm: No. 2. 5Sc
Provisions firm. Pork Cash. S10 50; Octo
ber, S10 55. Lard Cash, S6 00: October, $5 95.
Cheese unchanged: Cheddars SJgSJic,
Baltimore Provisions weak. Butter firm;
western packed, 1718c: creamery, 13c Eggs,
19c Coffee firm; Kid cargoes fair at ltc
Toledo CloverseeA active and firm; Octo
ber. S4 50;.November, S4 55; January, $4 50.
The Drjgoods Dlnrltct.
New York. September 1 The jobbingtrado
was very active, and business was fair at first
hands Bleached cottons were active, and
there was a good demand for fine browns.
Prints were more active with both, agents and
jobbers The tone of the cotton goods market
w as'strong. Woolens w ere in fair demand and
firm. An important auction sale of blankets
and flannels was heleL'comprising about 3,000
packages by order of W. L. Strong it Co., re
sulting in satisfactory prices for blankets, but
considerable irregularity in flannels rancv
twills selling close to agents' quotations and
some other styles going very low. Desirable
goods, as a rule, brought fair prices The sale
was made in view of a proposed change of pro
duction. Tbe following are some of tbe West
ern bouses represented at tbe sale: Root
McBride Brothers, Cleveland; Marshall, Field
&. Co., J. V. Farwell t Co., Joseph H. Walker
& Co, Chicago: S. C. Davis fc Co. and Rice,
Stix fc Co- St Louis; Murphy. Hibben 4 Co.,
Indianapolis: Tootle, Hosea 4 Co. and Brittain,
Richardson & Co.. St Joseph; Bamberger,
Bloom 4 Co. and John M. Robinson 4 Co.,
Another Hole In tbe Surplus.
Washington, September 4. Treasurer
JHuston to-day signed two warrants aggre
gating $38,000,000. They were drawn to
cover expenditure already made by -him.
FARMS AND FARMERS.
Wealthy City People Have a Hank
ering for Country Life.
MANY ACRES CHANGING HANDS.
Talue3 Generally Low, out the Prospects
Favorable for a Reaction.
HOME FAKMING PAIS IN PENNSYLVANIA
The farming interest of Western Pennsyl
vania is of more importance than it gets
credit for. While it is not conducted on
.anything like so large a scale as in the
West, it supports in comfort, if not in afflu
ence, a large population, and has asnrplns of
all the leading products of the soil, a con
siderable part of which finds its way to the
Pittsburg markets The effect of this is two
fold to keep up a constant supply and to
keep down prices.
With a view of obtaining information con
cerning this great industry, I visited a gen
tleman yesterday who, for 20 years, has been
engaged in the business of buying and sell
ing farms, and has acquired a large fund of
information on tbe subject
Is farm property in Western Pennsylvania
increasing or 'decreasing in value? he was
It is rather 6luggish just now, was his reply.
I may say, he continued, that it is active by
spells 'n 'b's respect being unlike city prop
erty, w hich is nearly always in demand. While,
as I said, farm property is rather sluggish,
there has been a Detter inquiry for "it during
the last month than for the previous half year,
showing that it is on the eve of a reaction,
which, I think, will develop and work a great
improvement in values As a general thing,
prices of farm lands nro lower than they were
two years ago, or even one year ago, but the
outlook is so promising that I anticipate an ad
vance within a shdrt time of at least 25 per
cent The cheapness of Western lands is one
reason for the depression under which Penn
sylvania agricultural interests have been and
are suffering. Lands in any of the Western
Pennsylvania counties which are now offered
at $50 an acre are, in my judgment, sure to
bring 75 in a year or two.
Why do farmers want to sell outf
Several reasons might be given. There are
a great many old people who, on account of
their children being scattered, are unable to
carry on the work without hired help,, and this
is not always satisfactory. So they sell the
farm and go to live with their children. Then,
again, one of the boys goes off to the city to en
gage in merchandising, and tbe farm is mort
gaged to give him a start By and by he fails,
and the farm has to be sold to pay his debts.
The country is fillinc up very fast and families
are dividing some getting married and others
engaging in other pursuits This causes the
sale of many farms, so as to give tbe children
Are there many farms for sale in Western
Comparatively, no. The supply is not up to
the demand at present prices 1 would like to
have at least 200 more. I could find sale for
them in a few months At least 100 properties
of this kind have passed through my hands in
the last two or three months
Who are the purchasers?
I cannot give you the names for publication,
but you may look at them on the book. Gen
erally, as you see, they are people of wealth
who buy with two objects in view as a safe in
vestment and to secure the advantages of
homes in the country. They almost invariably
Does farming pay in Western Pennsylvania?
That depends upon proper management and
good judgment in the selection and rotation of
crops more than anything else. Whenever a
farm is well worked it pays as tbere Is a steady
demand at good prices for everything produced.
Only yesterday I heard of a man who invested
200 in apples and sold them at a profit ot 275.
Everything produced on a farm brings cash. I
can't see w by it don't pay.
Do many of tbe business men of Pittsburg
Yes a great many of them, and many more
are wanting to buy. Here (referring to his
book) is a banker who wants a 110,000 place.
Here is a retired shoe merchant who wants one
worth about the same amount Hereisaprom
inent oil dealer who wants to trade city prop
erty for a farm, and so on for a page or two.
One of these men said to me: The reason why
want a farm is to provide a place for my fam
ily in summer, so that I won't have to send
them away to any of tbe regular resorts It
will be better for them; besides the saving in
expense would soon be enough to pay tor the
I supnose country people are as anxious to
come to the city as city people are to go to the
Well, hardly. Tho most of them have some
knowledge of the difficulties of city life, and
prefer to remain where they know they can
scratch out a living. Now and then, however,
I run across a granger who wants to try his
luck In the city and offers his farm in exchange
for city property. The most of those who
make the change live to regret it My advice
is after an experience of 20 years or more :
Stay on the farm, where you are sure of a liv
ing. Farmer boys especially run great risk in
coming to the city, and the majority of those
whs try the experiment make shipwreck of
Assistant Librarian Scubber, of the National
Museum, of Washington, has discovered a neat
real estate operation in Florida lands, which
he describes as follows: "A short time ago I
received by mail a deed to a lot in a town in
Florida from a railroad company there, with a
letter telling me that if I wanted to accept the
property free 1 could do so by recording the
deed. For that purpose I sent 1 25 to the Re
corder with tbe deed, and now I own the lot
It looked like a snap, but I f onnd out that the
company hired a clerk to record the deeds and
themselves received tbe fee. There are about
ten lots of tbe size they gave me to an acre; so
they received 12 40 per acre for the ground
from the fees, and you could buy all tbe land
about that place you want for $1 25 an acre
from tbe Government I am not looking for
snaps now. I want to pay hard cash and full
price for whatever I get"
Ewing 4 Byers, the Allegheny real estate
brokers, have moved into their new office. No,
93 Federal street first floor, and for a starter
closed up a $30,000 cash sale of the property
No. 74 Ohio, Fourth ward, Allegheny City, be
ing a four-story brick building of 12 rooms, hall
and storeroom, with lot 20x90 feet, through to
Hemp alley, for Martin Boschert to Thomas
Kenyon, the well-known wholesale and retail
merchant of. Federal street The price paid is
equal to 1,500 per foot front
A KEV7 MOTE.
Stock Brokers to Wrestle With a Proposi
tion to Deal In Futures.
The desuetude prevailing at the Stock Ex
change is not wholly innocuous to the brokers
It touches their pockets and they are looking
lor a way out With this end in view there
will be a meeting at the Exchange at 3:15 this
afternoon to take action on dealing in stocks
for future delivery. The advocates of the
scheme are confident its adoption would im
prove business by gathering in a large outside
interest whose lack or means prevents from
dealing under the present system of dally de
liveries Several of the favorites scored advances yes
terday, among them being Philadelphia Gas,
People's Pipeage, and Switch and Signal.
Boatman's Insurance was in demand at 27 bid,
with 30 asked, and Castle Shannon Railroad
bobbed up on a bid of 5. The rest ol the list
was steady, with no particular change. There
was no Important news, and very little gossip.
Bids, offers and sales were:
Hid. Asked. Did. Asked.
ruts. ret. a. ai. u.,
yonrth at. Bank 130 .
lie vetone Dint. I'ltts. 61
leople'N. Bank 1(0
Commercial Na. Dank
465 450 480
" '."I '.'."
'".'. '.'.'.'. 'ioo
Allegheny Ins. Co
JNat Otas Co. of W. Ya. 73
People's N. (J. A P. Co J7K .... mi 20
Pennsylvania Uas 15 ..- " "
Philadelphia Co 3T ?7 37 OTK
Wheeling Uas Co 30 30X 30
ForestOil Co 102tf .... 13 !-
Tuna Oil Co ., " ;:., H
Central Traction SIX ! K "5
Citizens' Traction 69 70
Pltttburir Traction 43 .... $
P'g. ifou'g't'n & Ash Slii i ai
Pitt ft Castle Shannon " s
Pitts. June B. K. Co 30 ....
P., C. ftbt.L.B.H.C'0 20 15 19
Pitts. Western K. it .... 13 .... J
P. ft W. K. K. Co. pref .... 20 .... 2
UnionBridfe 15 .... ....
La Noria Mlnln Co... 1H IK Vi
AlleghenyCo. Electric 9J '
Westinehouse Electric 51) 52 61
U.S.ftbUj. CO 22 22J Wi Z
At the morningcall 15 shares of Boatman's In
surance sold at 29. and one membership at 460.
In the afternoon 70shares of Switch and Signal
went at ZL, and one membership at 455.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 291,915 shares, including: Atchison,
11,670; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
19,5ii2j Louisville and Nashville, 14.825: Missou
rl Pacific. 12.100: Northwestern, 7,235; North
ern Pacific. 14,935; do preferred, 60,531; Ore
gon Transcontinental, 18,458; Reading, 12,200;
St Paul, 24,025; Union Pacific, 15.SS0.
Financial Matters in Good Shape for Any
thing That May Appear.
There was tbe usual movement in banking
circles yesterday and no more. A cashier,
who was perusing a counterfeit detector, re
marked: "It is folly to expect any material im
provement In business this sort of weather. It
takes the snap out of people. Everything is
ready for the change when it comes." . Check
ing was good, but other lines were dull. There
was no difference between exchange and cur
rency. Fives and. tens are still scarce, but
notes of smaller denominations are in good
snpply. The clearings were 2.631,503 61, and
the balances S433.438 20.
Money on call at New York yesterday was easy
at 24 per cent; last loan, 3; closed offered
at 3. Prime mercantile paper. 57. Sterling
exchange quiet but steady at 54 &VL for 60-day
bills and H 8t for demand.
Closing Bond Qnotntlons.
U. S. 4s,reg 127
U. S. 4s. coup 123
U. 8. 4Ssreg VhV
V. S. 45S coup.... 105V
Missouri 6a 1005
lenn. new net. 6a... .106
Tcnn. new set SS....164
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 73
Canada So. 2ds 9t
Cen. Pacificists 114
Den. ft K. G-., Ists...l22!4
Den. ft E. . 4l 783J
Erie. 2ds 104
M. h.. ftT. Gen. 6s.. 63
U.K. ft T. Gen. 6s . 87
Mutual Union 6s... .101
V.J. c Int Cert.. .112
Northern Pac. lsts.-US
Northern Pac. 2ds..lI5)i
Northw't'n consols. 145
Orecon ft Trans. 6a.l05
StL. &I.M. Uen.5s80S4
it. I,. ft S.t'. Gen.il. 116JJ
SI. Panl consols ....123
St. PI, Chi ft Pc.l5ts.ll8)S
Tx.. Pc.L,..Tr Ks. SI
union rac. jsis i
West Shore 106
Government and State bonds were firm and
New York Bank clearings, 168,167,193; bal
Boston Bank clearings, 16,532,120; balances
1,751 610. Monev, 22 per cent
.rmbADEiiPHiA nanK Clearings, ?i4,ooo,iu;
balances 81,762, 656.
Baltimore Bank clearings, 1,814,352; bal
London The amount of bullion gone into
the Bank of England on balance to-day is 7.000.
Paris Three per cent rentes, Wf for the
Chicago Money unchanged. Bank clear
bT. LOUIS Clearings 3.225,852; balances,
STILL IN THE EDT.
A DnII Day at the Oil Exchange Profes
sionals at fien.
The oil market was unspeakably dull yester
day, even the professional trading yielding to
the general apathy. The trouble seems to be
that there is nothing upon which to safely
build up tbe short interest Cash oil was dealt
in very sparingly at abont c below October.
Tbe opening quotation, 93Jc, was the highest
The lowest was 97c aqd the closing 97c
Tuesday's clearings were 520,000 barrels.
A broker remarked: 'Tbe market is at sea,
and I don't know what port it is making for.
It may fouuder before reaching land. It is in
bad shape. If things keep on as they are we
will have to go back to tbe old system. I don't
know that that would do any good, but it
might induce some of the heavy dealers who
have left us to return. Tbe real trouble is
there is not enough oil to go around among all
the exchanges it is impossible to make any
thing of a short interest under such conditions,
and without it trade must languish."
Features of the Mnrk'er.
Corrected daily by John M. Oakley & Co., 45
Sixth street members of the Pittsburg Petro
leum Exchange. -
Opened SMLowest.....L hlX
Refined, New York, 7.20c
Kefinei', London, S 13-l6d.
Refined. Antwern. 17ur.
Ketlned, Liverpool, 6)d.
A. B. McGrew & Co.
97Jc; calls, 98JJC
quote: Puts, 97Ji
Other Oil Markets.
On. City, September 4. National transit cer
tificates opened atOSJic: highest 9c; lowest,
Bradford, September 4. National transit
certificates opened at 98c; closed at 97c;
highest 98c; lowest, 97c
TrrusviLLE, September 4. National transit
certificates opened at SSlie; highest. 9Sc;
lowest, 97c; closed, 97c
New YoRK.September 4. Petroleum opened
steady at 98Jc, but soon became heavy and de
clined to 97c on light sales; there was no
further movement and tbe market closed
steady at S7Kc Sales, 396,000 barrels
A BIG DEAL.
Five Brick Boom In the Twelfth Ward
James W. Drape & Co. sold five brick houses
and lot about 60x120 feet in the Twelfth
ward, adjoining Fenn avenue and Twenty
fourth street, for 14,500 cash.
C. Beringer & Son, 103 Fourth avenne, sold
for John Getz to William Weigle a farm of
108 acres in Westmoreland county, near Hills,
dale station, Pennsylvania Railroad, for 12,500.
Kelly & Rogers, No. 0315 Station street, sold
for E. G. Walker to K. E. Twyford three lots
on Flavel street Nineteenth ward, 17x120, for
2,800: also to C. H. Gray for William Fnlton
house and lot on Euclid avenue, for $2,700; also
sold for William S. Brooks to G. W. Espe a
business property on Larimer avenue for 3,500:
also sold to J. W. Moore house and lot on
Rural avenue for 4,200.
L. O. Frazier, corner Forty-fifth and Butler
streets, sold for John Davis and James W.
Campbell a lot 25x110 feet to a 20-foot alley,
situated on the east side of Fisk street near
Davison street. Seventeenth ward, to Weihert
Hackler foi 1,562 50. or 62 50 per foot front
Black & Balrd, 95 Fourth avenue, sold to H.
C. Hornburger, for the estate of J. S. Willock,
a lot ill tbe Willock estate plan, on Hazelnood
avenue, Hazelwood, S714 feet front by 100 feet
lh depth, for 1,200.
Alles fc Bailey, 164 Fourth avenue, sold to J.
C. Alles for Alois Gedeon a business property,
corner of Washington and Brownsville ave
nues Thirty-first ward, lot 40x45. for 775 cash.
W. A. Herron & Sons sold lots Nos. 97 and 98
inthe Bissell plan, 20x100 each, for 600 cash.
Reed B. Coyle & Co., 131 Fourth avenue, sold
for William M.Orx to D.P.Thomas lot No. 91 in
the Thornton Place plan, at Coraopolis. Pa.,
IRREGULAR AND FEVERISH.
Slocks Moving Within Narrow Limits A
Drop In Northern Pacific Tbe Coal
en Conspicuously strong
Trusts Neglected Rail
rond Bonds Quiet. '
New York, September! The stock market
to-day was less active than yesterday, and at
the same time was more irregular and feverish,
with some marked movements in tbe specula
tive favorites Tbe general list was traded in
within narrow limits. Tbere was no marked
change in the tone of the market, however,and
tbe underlying strength of the situation was
demonstrated by the way in which prices were
held up in the face of the heavy realizations in
tho leading speculative stocks- London prices
this morning were lower, and there was consid
erable realizing, which the cables stated was
from this side, but the opening of our market
was generally firm.
Northern Pacific preferred opened close up to
the best prices for a week past The selling in
that stock, however, was very marked, and the
pressure in the early dealings was so great that
a drop of 1 per cent was scored in the first
few minutes. The market was almost wholly
in the hands of tbe local traders and'London
and Chicago stood alooff or tbe time being, but
tbero was fresh buying enough to resist tho in
fluence of tho drop in Northern Pacific pre
lerred, especially as tbe common stock dis
played most pronounced strength and foon
scored a rise of per cent Later in the day
both gave way under the heavy pressure
brought against them and the lowest prices of
the day were made in them at tho close, the
loss in tho preferred during the last hour being
nearly 3 per cent, though it closed something
better than tbe lowest price
The movements in tbe general list up to 1 F.
li. were generally in the upward direction,
though Louisville and Nashville was the only
stock which showed any decided strength.
Late in the day the Coal stocks became tbe
leading strong feature, and Delaware and
Hudson and Lackawanna made a decided up
ward movoment in the face of tbe weakness in
the rest of tbe list The Vanderbilts also dis
played some strength during the afternoon,
and served to counteract tbe general declining
tendency or the list The close, under tbe in
fluence of the free selling of Northern Pacifies,
was heavy to weak. The trusts were neglected.
The final changes of note among the active
stocks were advances of 2J in Delaware and
Hudson and 1 per cent in Colorado Coal, and a
decline of 2 in Northern Pacific preferred.
Railroad bonds presented the same quiet
business with a generally firm tone and few
marked changes In quotations The sales of
all issues reached only 1,027,000. Denver and
Rio Grande Western certificates contributed
$165,000 to the grand total.
The following table snows tbe prices or active
stocks on the New York 8tock Exchange yester
day. Corrected daily Tor The dispatch by
"Wiiitoet ft STIPHINSON. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of .New York Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth ave
High- Low- lnz
mar. esL. est. Bid.
Am. Cotton OU 52 53)4 iVh 52,
AlCQ., IOO. & S. J! .... OOft H?B 43?B a
Canadian Pacific 65 6V4 65 65
Canada southern MH &5ii MH 51 H
Central of New Jersey. 116 117 USX U&H
Central Pacini. 34
ChesaDcakeft Ohio.... 24 24 H 24M . 24X
C. Bur. ft Quii.tv. ....108-X icrj'-g 10S VHH
C, Mil. St. Paul.... 74 74 7J 73
C, MU.ftSt. P., pt....llili 115S4 115 115
C, Kockl. ftP 102H 103 W1H 101'A
C. St JL. ft PIUS UH 15 14 15
C. SUli. ft Pitts, pf.. 3SH S3H' 3SX 38
C St. P..M. ftO 35
C. St. P..M. ftO.. pf.lOOM 100V 100 100
C ft iortliwestern....ll3$ I13i mn 1124
C.& Northwestern, pr.143 143 143 142K
C, C, C. ft 1 753 76 74 74S
C, c, c. ft I., pr iuih 10'K iifc hkW
Col. Coal s iron 2914 3r s4 30)4
Col. ft Hocklcs; Vat .. 18K 19M 1S 18X
Del., L. 4 v 1-I8J, H8 14of IVH
Del. ft Hudson 150)1 153' 150k 132U
E.T., Va. ftUa 10Q 10K ld'A 10
E.T..Va. ftGa.lst pf. 72
E. T.. Va. ft Ga. 2d pr. 2.1 23X 23 23
Illinois Central. 113 116 113 116
Lake ErlA ft Western.. 193 20 197a 1934
LakeKrleft West. Dr.. 64 64'a 64 64
Lake Shore ft M. S 104)4 104, VHH 104X
Louisville ft .Nashville. 71fc 72K 7m 72
Michigan uentrai 90ft Wh WH 91
Mobile Ohio - 333
Mo.. Kan. ft Texas.... 12 IVi 12 U-4
Missouri Pacific 74K 75), 74 74
New Sfork Central 107J lWti WIX 107
I". V.. L. E. ft W & 28 2$ 28X
S.X.,L.E. ftW.prer. 67
. V.. C. &St U 17
1. I C ft St. L. Pt. 67 S7 67 67
31. i.. CASt.l,.2d Df , .... 35
N. Tt&.N. E 52 52 51 50
. X. o. &W 17)4 17K Htf US
orfolk Western.... 17 17 17 16X
Norfolk; Western.pl. 53X 54 83S4 63
Northern Pacific 35), 36X 34, Mh
Nortnern Pacific nrer. 78X 7SJ4 74i 73X
Oregon Improvement 54
Oreeon Transcon 36 37X 35 357,
Pacific Mill 35 SSS, 35)4 34)4
feo. Dec. i Evans 22K 22 VH 22)4
FhlladeUft Keadlnc. iH 45K 45 45X
Pullman Palace Car IdO
Richmond ft W. P. T.. 23X 23)4 23X 23X
St. P., Mlnn.ft Man.,108X 108 107)4 107
St JU & San Fran 27 23 26 27
St. L. ftOan rran pr.. 61J4 62V 61X 61H
St.i,. ft san P.lat pr. H0)j
Texas Paclflo 21 21 21 W 21
UnlonPacinc 64 64 B3 63V
Wabasa 17H J7V 17H JJX
Wabash preferred S3), 33 334 33
Western Onion M 36 855t 85K
Whrelmc ft L. . 71 71H 71 707
Sogar Trust 108)4 108)4 107 107X
National Lead Trust. 24 24)4 23 H 23
Chicago Gas Trust 61 61X 00)4 61
Closlns: quotations of Philadelphia stocks fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Hew York Stock Ex
change. J3M. Asked.
Pennsylvania Kallroad 53)4 53)4
Readme 22 11-16 22
Uuflalo. Pittsburg and Western 914 H'4
Leulch Valley 53), 53)4
Lehigh Navigation 53)4 63
Northern Pacific 35 35U
Northern Pacific preferred 75 'IX.
Atch. ft Too.. 1st 7s. 112
Atch. ftTop.B. B... 33)4
Boston ft Albany.. .218
Boston ft Maine 201
V., IS. ftU 108
Clun. San. ft Cleve. 23)4
Eastern It K 100
Eastern K. H. 6s ....127)4
Flint PereM 29)$
Flint ft PereM. Ufa. 93
Mexican Cen. com.. 1534
Santa Fe copper.... 60
Old Colony. 178
Rutland, com 4)4
Wis. Central pf.
Calumet ft Hecla....220
1'ewablc (new) 2
Bell Telepnone 233
Armour and His Fellow Meat millionaires
Decline to Meet the Senators Con
Kress Will be Asked to Take Ac
tion A Peculiar Tclearam.
Chicago, September 4. The Senatorial
Committee was again disappointed to-day
by the non-appearance oi the dressed beef
magnates. All they could do, therefore,
was to report the facts to the Senate, with a
view to having the matter placed in the
hands of the District Attorney of Columbia,
and brought by him beiore the Federal
"I have here a telegram," said Senator
Vest, "about which I had desired to person
ally ask Mr. Armour had he appeared here.
I intended injustice to do so before making
it public, but inasmuch as he has refused, to
appear here, I will now make him publicly
aware ot its contents. It was sent to me by
a gentleman about whose respectability
there can be no question."
Freeland. Pa., December 18, 1883
Can't allow Schwab to continue killing live
stock. If he will not stop make other arrange
ments, and make the price so we can get his
trade. Armouk & Co.
The following was unanimously passed,
after which the committee adjourned:
WnEREAS, Philip Armour, Nelson Morris,
Louis F. Swift Frank F. Vogel, J. S. Newman
and Jacob Meyer, having been duly and law
fully summoned to appear as witnesses before
this committee.have repeatedly refused to obey
tbe same, it is ordered that the facts be report
ed to tbe Chairman of tho Senate of the United
States at its next session in pursuance of chap
terTof the Revised
Statutes of the United
After this action had been taken a report
er called upon Mr. Armour and asked foran
interview. Mr. Armour thereupon made
the following statement: "The reason we
did not appear before the Senate Committee
was that we knew we could not expect fair
treatment from the hands of Mr. Vest, who is
notoriously on record as opposed to the
dressed beef business."
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Tho Mollne, 111., postoflice was entered yes
terday morning and J2.100 taken in postage
stamps, cash and registered letters. There is
no clue to the robbers.
Postoflice Inspector Pulsifer has given up
his claim to Holzhay, the Gogebic stage rob
her. A murderer will not be Riven up to the
United States authorities for trial as a mail
robber. Holzbay will be held without any Ju
dicial examination. He has waived his right to
an immediate hearing. The term of the Circuit
Court opens October 23.
A cableeram received at tbe Navy Depart
ment announces the arrival of tbe Galena,
under command of Commander Sumner, at St.
Nicholas Mole, Hayti, Admiral Gherardi, of
the Kearsarge, is also at Sc Nicholas Mole, in
communication with the Navy Department.
It is probable that the Kearsarge will come
North soon, but that will be left largely, if not
entirely, to the Admiral's discretion.
At Cincinnati George Dilhof died last night
while under tbe influence of chloroform ad
ministered for tbe purpose of making a sur
gical operation. Dilhof had injured his thumb
so that anmutation was necessary. Drs.
Mussey and Evans gave him a teaspoonful of
chloroform ana were proceeuinjr witn tno
operation when they found him in convulsions.
They Immediately tried remedies, but were un
successful. Mr. Dilhof was a yonng married
Frank Havens, of Council Bluffs, Ia aged
30 years, dropped dead last evening. A post
mortem examination disclosed an abnormal ar
rangement of tbe vital organs. The heart was
on the right side, the apex lying against the
second rib. A large coagula, amounting to
about two quarts of blood, surrounded the
heart. The liver was on tbe left side of the ab
domen and the stomach on tbe right. The
lungs were only one-third the normal size and
were pressed upward. How the man could
have lived any length of time after birth seems
A curious and valuable find was made yes
terday by workmen engaged in excavating a
ditch in the Kankakee, Ind., swamp. An Iron
bound box about 2 feet long and 12 inches wide
was unearthed at a depth of DO feet On forc
ing open the lid the box was found to contain
J 139 in gold and sliver coin of an old date, three
gold and five sliver watches, tarnished and
rusted so as to be worthless except for the gold
and silver; a number of old pistols and knives
and a miscellaneous collection of jewelry. This
Is supposed to be some of tbe plunder hidden
by a gang of burglars that infested the vicinity
about 20 years ago.
Eggs Scarce and Firm Good Butter
Active at Quotations.
CHEESEMAKEES LOOK FOR A RISE.
Cereals Too PlentyFlour at last Finds a
SDPPLI OF SHINGLES BELOW DEMAND
OFFICE OF THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
Wednesday, September 4, 188a J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
The opportunity for cheap peaches has, ap
parently, gone by. The home crop is practi
cally a failure, and Delaware has about all it
can do to meet demand from Eastern markets.
Watermelons are scarce and firm. Cantaloups
are dull, sweet potatoes steady. Apples find
hard roads to travel at this season, when other
fruits are abundant. Elgin creamery was very
firm at headquarters on Monday's sales. Thirty
three thousand pounds of standard brands were
sold promptly at lic, which would bring their
native cost at Pittsburg close up to 20c. Supply
of choice Ohio creamery butter is not up to de
mand. A leading jobber reports that he has
not been able to fill all orders for a day or two
past. 'Eggs are steady at quotations, and a
choice article of hen fruit does not need to go
begging. Cbeesemakers are holding stock in
expectation ot an advance. Buyers are trying
to bring manufacturers to old rates, and it is
now simply a question as to which side has the
best wind. The drought in cheese-producing
sections tbopast few weeks is in favor of higher
prices. Bat time can only tell the result of the
conflict between manulacturers and dealers.
Prospects for higher-priced cider are good, in
view of short apple crop. Domestic Sweitzer
cheese is stronger and higher in the West, but
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2ic: Ohio do,
2021c; fresh dairy packed, 1617c; country
Beans Navy hand-picked beans, $2 402 60;
medium, S2 302 40.
Beeswax 2S30o ? It for choice; low grade,
ClDBPt Sand refined, $6 50S7 0; common,
S3 04 00: crab cider, SS 0068 SO f) barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c W gallon.
Cheese Ohio, 8Q8kc; New York, 10c; Lim
bnrger, 89c: domestic Sweitzer, 9i12c;
Imported Sweitzer, 22Kc
Eoos 17K18c ? dozen for strictly fresh.
Fbuits Apples, Jl 602 00 V barrel; pine
apples. $1 001 25 ft dozen: whortleber
ries, 7380c f) pail; watermelons, 120 0025 00
f) hundred; peaches, $2 S03 00 ft bushel box;
drapes, 67c ft pound; Bartlett pears. So ft bar
rel. Feathers Extra live geese, 6060c; No. 1,
do, 404oc: mixed lots, S03oc ft lb.
PomTRY Live spring chickens, 4015cft
pair; old, 6570c ft pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Its to bushel, $5 00
ft bushel; clover, large English, 62 His, SO 00;
clover, Alslke, t8 SO; clover, white, 59 00; timo
thy, choice, 46 lbs, SI 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fts, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 Sis, SI 00;
orchard grass, 14 fi3, Jl 65; red top, 14 lbs. 51 25;
millet, 60 Ks, SI 00; German millet. 50 As,
SI 60; Hungarian grass, 60 Ks, SI 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, S2 50 ft bushel of
Tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, 4J
Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, $5 60
S 00; fancy, S6 006 SO; oranges, So 00
5 SO; bananas, SI 75 firsts, SI 25 good seconds,
ft bunch; cocuanuts.$4 004 SO ft hundred; flgs,
8Kc ft S; dates. 66c ft ft.
Vegetables Potatoes, SI 251 40 ft barrel;
tomatoes, home-grown, SI 251 50 ft bushel;
wax beans, SI 9 bushel; green beans, 607oc ft
bushel; cucumbers, home-raised, SI 50 ft bushel ;
radishes, 2540c ft dozen; home-grown, cab
bages, 50c ft bushel; new celery, hoine-sruwc,
40c ft dozen: Southern sweet potatoes, S3 00
3 23, Jerseys, S4 OOffil SO.
Package coffee is firm enougn to go up higher
at an early day. Eastern markets have been
very strong tor a number of days past. Sugars
are steady. General groceries are active but
Green Coffee Fancy Bio, 21K22Xc:
choice Rio. 1920c; prime Bio, 19c: fair Bio,
1&19!c: old Government Java, 26c: Mara
caibo, 2223c; Mocha. 2728c: Santos, 1922Kc;
Caracas, 2022c; peaberry, Bio, 2224c; La
Boasted (in papers) Standard brands,
ISc; high grades, 2526c; old Government
Java, bulk, Sl31c; Maracaibo, 2627c;
Santos, 2022Jc; peaberry. 25c: peaberry,
choice Bio, 23Kc; ' prime Bio, 21c; good Bio,
21c; ordinary, 2uc.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c;
cassia. 8c: pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 70680c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7c:
Ohio, 120, 8Ko; headlight, 150. SKc; water
white, 10c; globe, 12cr elaine, 15c; carnadine,
llc; rovaline, 14c.
Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c: choice sugar
syrups, 33S3Sc: prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly prime, 3335cj new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 43c: choice, 48c; me
dium, 43c; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb in s,
5Jic; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in keg, lc;do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, ft
set, 8c; paraffine, ll12c.
Bice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6Ji
7c; prime, 56c; Louisiana, (xg6c.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 56c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 82 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
52 50; Muscatels, S2 25; California Muscatels,
81 85: Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia,910c;
sultana, 8Kc: currants, 4LJ5c: Turkey prunes,
4J5c; French prunes, 8K13c; Salonica
prunes. In Z-K packages, 8c; cocoanuts, ft 100,
86 00; almonds, Lan., per ft. '20c: do Ivica, 19c;
do shelled, 40c: walnuts, nap., LQ15c; Sicily
filberts, 12c: Smyrna flgs, 1216c: new dates,
56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron,
per ft. 2122c; lemon peel, ft ft, 1314c; orange
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft 6c
apples, evaporated, 6Ci(S6Kc: apricots, Calif or
nia, evaporated, 12i5c: peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California evaporated,
unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 21622c;
cherries, unpnted, 566c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 78c; buckle
bUOARS Cubes, 8c; powdered, 8c: granu
lated, 8c; confectioners' A, 8c; standard
A 8c; soft whites. 8Sc; yellow, choice,.
TJic; yellow, good, 77c; yellow, fair, 7c;
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), 84 50; medi
um, half bbls (000), $2 75.
Salt-No. 1, f! bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex. ft bbl, si 05,
dairy, ft bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ft bbl, 81 20:
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, 2 80, Higgins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, 83 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches 82 00
2 25; 2ds 81 601 bo; extra peaches, 82 402 60;
jjiu jjeavues, ., ijuesi, cum. 9ijfi ou; nia. co.
corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cSl; Lima beans,
81 10: soaked do, 85c; string do do. 7585c; mar
rowfat peas, 81 101 15: soaked peas. 7075c;
pineapples, 81 40651 50; Bahama do, 82 75, dam
son plums, 95c; greengages, SI 25; egg plums,
82; California pears, $2 50; do gmengages, 82; do,
egg plums, 82; extra white cherries, 82 90; red
cherries, 2 &s, Wk; raspberries, 81 401 50;
strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, 81 301 40;
tomatoes, 82K92c; salmon. 1-ft, 8 7562 10;
blackberries. Sue: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
99c; do trreen, 2 fis, $1 251 50; corn beef, -2-ft
cans. S2 05; 14-B cans, 814 00; baked beans. 81 45
1 50; lobster. 1-ft. SI 751 SO; mackerel. 1-ft
cans, broiled. SI 50: sardines, domestic, V.t,
S4 504 60; sardines,, domestic, Ks, :tS 2568 50;
sardines, imported, Js, 811 50612 50, sardines,
imported, s. 818; sardines, mustard, 84 60; sar
dines, spiced, 84 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. 836 ft
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 832; extra No. 1 do, messed,
836: No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c ft ft: do medium, George's cod.
Sc; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6J7Kc Herring
Bound -shore, 85 00 ft bbl; spilt. 87 OOi lake.
82 00 100-ft half bbl. White fish. 87 00 ft 100
B half bbl. Lake trout. So 50 ft halt bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
ft lb. Pickerel, K barrel, S2 00; i barrel, SI 10;
Potomac herring, 85 CO ft barrel 82,60 ft
Oatmeal 86 306 60 ft bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 63657c
ft gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Beceipts bulletined at the Grain Exchange,
39 cars. By Pittsburg. Fort Wayne and Chi
cago, 14 cars of oats, 1 of hay, 2 of corn. I of
feed, 1 of wheat, 5 of flour, 2 of bran. By Pitts
burg, Cincinnati and St. Louis, 1 car of straw,
2 of corn, 1 of wheat, 2 of hay, 3 of flour, 1 of
oats. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie. 2 cars of
oats, 1 of rye. Sales on call, 1 car satnple oats,
23Kc spot. P. B. B.: 1 car high mixed shell
corn. 40c, P.B. B.; 1 car 2 y. c com, Septem
ber, 43c, P. E. E. The drift of cereals is down
ward. Minnesota millers have at last sub
mitted to the inevitable, and reduced prices on
flour. The best spring patents from newwbeat
can be laid down here In wood at 15 25 per bar
rel. In anticipation ot this drop. Jobbers have
been cutting for some time." Our flour quota
tion! are reduced 25c all along the line, in view
of stubborn facts. A leading jobber reports
collections very slow, and says the difficulty of
collecting is tbe worst feature of flour markets
at tbe present time.
Wheat New Nor. 2 red, 82e: No. 8. 77679c
Corn No. 2rellow. ear. 45X46c: hich mixed
ear, 4344c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 40K41c; J
high mixed, shelled. 40OT Jnlxea' "e"80
K .... JW t No. 8.
uatb no. z wmie, zo5sc'
24925c; mixed. 2122c ,,, iaa..
ByeI-No.1 Pennsylvania andg.49S?;
No. 1 Western, 4819c; new rye S- a owo.
FLOUE-Jobbine nrlces Fancy wiSjer and
snrincr natents. Sa 2505 75: winter slt"H?
SlifM TS. ! winter SX VStM Elk Stl1?!1
XXXX bakers', 83 7501 00; Bye flour, 83
Millfeed Middlings, fine white. 813
15 00 W ton; brown middlings. Sll 600112 00: win
ter wheat bran, Sll 00611 25; chop feed, Slo 60
HAT-Baled timothy, choice, 813 0013 50;
No. ldo, 512 501300; No. 2 do, S11CO12 00;
loose from wagon, 810 00312 00, according to
quality; No. 1 upland prairie. 88 609 00; No. 2,
87 007 60; packing do, 86 757 00.
Straw Oats, 86 50; wheat and rye straw
So 6066 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, Uc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c, sugar-cured hams, small,
12c; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 6c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, Sc; sugar-cured California hams.
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 10c; sugar
cured dried beef sets, lie: sngar-cured dried
beef rounds, 13c; bacon shoulders. 6Kc; bacon
clear sides. 7c; bacon clear bellies, c; dry
salt shoulders. 6c: dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavy, $12 60; mess pork, family,
513 00. Lard Refined in tierces. 6c; ball
barrels, 6c; 60-R tubs, 6c: 20-ft pails, 7 50-B
tin cans, 6c: 3-ft tin pails: 7c; 5-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin pails, 6c; 5-B tin pails. 7c; 10-fi
tin pails, 7c Smoked sansage, long. Sc; laree,
5c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, 10c
Pies feet; half barrel, 83 50; quarter barrel,
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses. 450 to 550
fts, 6c; 550 to 650 fts. 6c; 650 to 750 Bs, 66)
7c Sbeep, Sc ft. Lambs, 9c ft ft. Hogs, 6c
Fresh pork loins. 8c
The stock of shingles in hands of dealers is
very light, and there is a difficulty meeting or
ders. An advance of 15c a thousand is reported
on 18-inch Michigan pine shingles. A leading
lumber jobber of the city received the follow
ing advice from a Michigan lnmber company
to-day: "We can't accept further orders for
shingles. Our mills are running furiously, but
we can't cut as fast as orders are coming in."
Hemlock lnmber is Arm. The outlook for a
big fall trade in lumber, particularly for coarse
grades, was never better than now.
pine unplanid yard quotations.
Clear boards, per M t52 00BOO
Kelect common boards, per M JO 00
Common boards peril 2)00
Sheathing 18 00
Pine lrame lnmber per M 22 O0ZI 00
Shingles, No. 1, 18 in. peril - 5 00
bblngles, Ho. 2, 181n. per H 273
Lath...?. :. S00
Clear boards, per M f 60 CO
Surface boards 30 00.T5 00
Clear, X-inch beaded celling 2SO0
Partition boards, peril 3500
Flooring, No. 1 SO 00
Flooring, No. 2 25 00
Yellow pine flooring 3O00&4O0O
Weatber-boardlng, moulded. No. 1.... 30 00
Weather-boarding, moulded, No. 2.... 25 00
Weather-boarding. K-inch 3)00
BABD WOODS YARD QUOTATIONS.
Ash, 1 to 4 in W 00(355 00
Black walnut, green, log ran 3 00(350 00
Bl ek walnut, dry, log run GO 00(375 00
Cherry 40 00(380 00
Green white oak plank, 2to41n 20 0O&25 00
Dry white oak pUnk, 2 to 4 In SlOOfesoO
Dry white oak boards, tin 20 O0((S?5 00
WestVa. yellow pine, 1 Inch 20 OOfiCS 00
West Va. yellow pine, IK Inch 25 0a30 00
WestVa. yellow poplar, Ktolln 18 00(325 00
Hickory, fetoSfn 18 0025 00
Hemlock building lumber, peril MOD
Bank rails 14 00
Boat studding 1400
Coal car plank 18 00
HARD WOODS JOBBING FBICX.
Ash f30 0OJM5 00
Walnut log run, green 25 00(345 00
Walnut log run. dry 35 00(350 00
White oak plank, green 18 00(322 00
White oak plank, dry 18 00(325 00
White oak boards, dry 18 00(323 00
West Va. yellow pine. 1 In 20 00(325 00
WestVa. yellow pine, 1H In 20 003)3 00
Yellow poplar 20 00(334 00
Hickory, 1)4 to I in 18 002C5 CO
Bunk rails 14 00
Boat studding 14 on
Coal car plank IS 00
New York. September 4. Caledonia B. H.,
300:Chollar, 203: Crown Point, 300;CoIoradoCen
tral. 100: Consolidated California and Virginia.
775; Commonwealth, 200: Deadwood Ter 130;
Eureka Consolidated, 200; Gould & Curry, 21o;
Hale ANcrcross,; 320; Homestake, 900: Horn Sil
ver, 120; Iron Silrer. 200: Mexican, 425: Mutual,
140: Ontario. 3400; Onhir, 485: Plymouth, 275;
Barage, 235; Sierra Nevada. 295; Standard, 100;
Union Consolidated. 350; Ward Consolidated,
ISO; Yellow Jacket, 32a
Finished goods are in good demand at SI 02.
BROKE IN TWO IN THE MIDDLE.
A Pacific Steamship Wrecked Bat All on
Poetland, Oke., September 4. The
steamship George W. Elder, that arrived
at Port Townsend this morning from Lor
ing, brought the passengers and crew of
the steamship Ancon, which was lost on
the morning of August 28 in a gale. The
passengers and baggage were saved. The
vessel was broken in the middle and is a
total loss. The steamer Ancon, in getting
away from Loriug, in Naba Bay, ran on
the rocks at 3 a.m. "Wednesday, August
28, stopping nearly amidships. Only a few
of the passengers knew of the accident
until near 1 o'clock, when the boats were
lowered and launched.
Good order prevailed all the time among
the passengers and crew. In less, than an
hoar all were taken ashore without loss of
life or any accident. The steamer broke in
twain near the walking beam, thus be
coming a complete wreck. The passengers
were quartered in a cannery and Indian
huts and cared for by the ship's company,
as well as possible until Sunday, Septem
ber 1, when the steamship Elder arrived
and took all the passengers back to Port
A SH0ET STOP AT WASHINGTON.
Tbe President Mnkes a Call on His
"Washington, September 4. The Presi
dent and Sirs. Harrison, accompanied by
Dr. Scott and Private Secretary Halfurd,
arrived! at the White House to-day from
Deer Park at 2:45 p. ai. The party'iooked
rather weary and dusty. Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker was in waiting, and Sec
retary Proctor was immediately summoned.
Tbere was no regular Cabinet meeting, bnt
within his hour's stay at the White House
the President managed also to see Secretary
Tracy, Attorneyl General Miller and As
sistant Secretary Batchellor, and thus
gather an idea of'tbe course oi business in
most of the departments.
No appointments were forthcoming as the
result of these interviews. "A. few minutes
before 4 o'clock the party again entered car
riages and were driven to the Baltimore
and Ohio Bailroad station, where they took
the train for Philadelphia.
AN UNDERTAKER IN A BOX.
A DIIssIdk Death Certificate Is Cousins No
End of Trouble.
Chicago, September 4. Undertaker
McGeeny is in a box, metaphorically speak
ing. He received the remains of a man
this morning who died in Tipton, Mo., but
the certificate of death was not to be found.
It is said an inquest was held in Iowa be
fore the remains were shipped, and when
the undertaker appealed to Coroner Hertz
to-day to hold another inquest and issne a
certificate of death, he refused and referred
the undertaker to the Health Commissioner.
Dr. Wickenbam is powerless to issue a
burial permit until he receives the death
certificate, and Undertaker McGeeny is
wondering how he will get oat, of the
The Pension Office Crowded With WoundaA
Veterans. Yesterday the quarterly payment of 'pen
sions began at. the United States Pension
Agency, on Third avenue. The office was
crowded all day long. About 23(000 per
sons are paid from the Pittsburg office.
most of them by mail. Over D00 of the
pensioners call atlhe office and ieceive their
cnecKi in person.
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Special offerings this week m
- DEES3 GOODS,
fc ' SATEENS,
For Urgestassortmentand lowest price call
and see us. .!
JAS. D. CALLEBT President
JOHN W. TATLOB .?.Caahler
CITY SAVINGS -B AiJK,
SIXTH AVE. AND SM1THF1ELD si
Capital and surplus. $125,000.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
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BELL'S BUFFALO SOAP-Best Soap Made.
R. W. BELL MFG. CO., Buffalo, H.Yr-
.The. simple application of
MINT" wlthontjrfiy Internal medicine, will curs
any case of-Tef ter. Salt Kheum. Klngworni, riles.
Itch. Sores. Flmnles. Erysipelas, etc., no matter
how obstinate or Ions; standing. Soldbvdrnir-
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Ask your druggist for it. an!5
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7 FOTJBTH AVENUE.
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. DrexeL
Morgan t Co., New York. Passports procured.
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BANKERS AND BBOKEBS.
Members Chicago Board of Trade and
Pittsburg Petroleum Exchange.
45 SIXTH ST, Pittsburg.
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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.
ML"Dfil IQand mental diseases, physical
INLfiYUUO decay.nervons debility, lack of
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IIDIMARV kidney and bladder derange
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Dr. 'Whittier's life-lorg, extensive experi
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on common-sense principles. Consultation ,
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as if here. Office hours 9 A. it. to 8 p. sr. Sun
day, 10 A. 31. to 1 P. ST. only. DB. WHITTIER,
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SPECIALISTS In aU cases re
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