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BY A. OONAN DOYLE.
On the 3rd of December, 1861, Dr. Otto
Ton Hopstein, Begins Professor of Compar
ative Anatomy of the University of Buda
Pesth, and Curator of the Academical
Museum, was foully and brutally murdered
within a stone's throw of the entrance to the
Beside the eminent position of the victim
and his popularity among both students and
town-folk, there were other circumstances
which excited public interest very strongly,
and drew general attention throughout Aus
tria and Hungary to this murder. The
Father Abendbiatt of the following day had
an article giving a succinct account of the
circumstances under which the crime was
committed and the peculiar features in the
case which puzzled the Hungarian police.
"It appears," said that very excellent
paper, "that Prof, von Hopstein left the
university about 430 in the afternoon, in
order to meet the train which is due from
Vienna at 5:03. He was accompanied by
his old and dear friend, Herr Wilhelm
Schlessinger, sub-Curator of the Museum
and Privat-docent of Chemistry. The object
of these two gentlemen in meeting this par
ticular train was to receive the legacv be
queathed by Graf von Schullinr to the
University of Buda-Pesth. It is well known
that this unfortunate nobleman, whose
tragic fate is still fresh in the recollection of
the public, left his unique collection of
mediaeval weapons, as well as several
priceless black-letter editions, to en
rich the already celebrated museum
of his Alma Mater. The worthy professor
was too much of an enthusiast in such mat
ters to entrust the reception or care of this
valuable legacy to any subordinate, and
with tbe assistance of Herr Schlesdnger, he
succeeded in removing t!ie whole collection
from the train, and stowing it away in a
light cart which had been sent by the uni
versity authorities. Most of the books and
more fragile articles were packed in cases
ot pine wood, but many of the weapons
were simply done round with straw, so that
considerable labor was involved
in moving them all. The professor
was so nervous, however lest
any of them should be injured that he re
fused to allow any of the railway employes
to assist. Everv article was carried across
the platform by Herr Schlessinger, and
handed to Professor von Hopstein in the
cart, who packed it away. When every
thing was in, the two gentlemen, still faith
ful to their charge, drove back to the uni
versity, the professor being in excellent
spirits and not a little proud of the physical
exertion which he had sbown himself capa
ble of. He made some joking allusion to it
to Beinmaul, the janitor, who, with his
friend Schiller, a Bohemian Hebrew, met
the cart on its return and unloaded
the contents. Leaving his curiosities safe
in the storeroom and locking the door, the
professor handed his key to his sub-curator,
and, bidding every one good evening, de
parted in the direction o. his lodgings.
Schlessinger took a last look to reassure
himself that all was right, and also went off,
leaving Beinmaul and his friend Schiller
smoking in the janitor's lodge.
"At 11 o'clock, about an hour and a half
after Von Hopstein's departure, a soldier of
the Fourteenth Eegiment of Jager, passing
the front of the university on his way to
barracks, came upon the lifeless body of
the professor lying a little way Jrom
the side of the" road. He had fallen
upon his face with both arms stretched
out His head was literally split in two
halves by a tremendous blow, which, it is
conjectured, must nave been struck: lrom be
hind, there remaining a peaceful smile upon
the old man's face, as if he had been still
dwelling upon his new archaeological acqui
sition when death had overtaken him.
There is no other mark of violence upon tbe
body except a bruise over the left patella,
caused probably by the tall. The most mys
terious part of the affair is that the pro
fessor's purse, containing 43 gulden, and
his valuable watcn have been untouched.
Bobbery cannot, therefore, have been the
incentive to the deed, unless the assassins
were disturbed before they could complete
"This idea is negatived by the fact that
the body must have lain at least an hour be
fore anyone discovered it. The whole affair
is wrapped in mystery. Dr. Langemann,
the eminent medico-jurist, has pronounced
that tbe wound is such as might have been
inflicted by a heavy sword-bayonet, wielded
by a powerful aria. The police are ex
tremely reticent upon the subject, and it is
suspected that they are in possession of a
clue which may le'id to important results."
Thus far the Father Abendbiatt. The
researches of the police failed, however, to
throw the least glimmer of light upon the
matter. There was absolutely no trace of
the murderer, nor could any amount of
ingenuity invent any reason which could
have induced any one to commit the dread
ful deed. The deceased professor was a
man so wrapped in his own studies and pur
suits mat ne uvea apart irom me world,
nnd had never raised animosity in any
human breast. It must have been some
fiend, some savage, who loved blood for its
own sake, who 6trnck that merciless blow.
Though the officials were unable to come
to any conclusions upon the matter, popular
suspicion was not long in pitching upon a
scapegoat. In the first published accounts
oi the murder the name of one Schiller had
been mentioned as having remained with
the janitor after the professor's departure.
This man was a Hebrew, and Hebrews have
never been popular in Hungary. A crv was at
once raised for Schiffer's arrest; but as there
was not the slightest erain of evidence
against him, the authorities very properly
refused to consent to so arbitrary a proceed
ing. Eeinmaul, who was an old and most
respected citizen, declared solemnlv that
Schiffer was with him until the startled cry
of the soldier had caused them both to run
out to the scene of the tragedy. No one ever
dreamed of implicating Beinmaul in such a
matter; but still, it wa's rnmored that his
ancient and well-known friendship for
Schiller migu have induced him to tell a
falsehood in order to screen him. Popular
feeling ran very high upon the subject, and
there seemed a danger of Schifier being
mobbed, when an incident occurred which
threw a different light upon the matter.
On the morning of the 12th of December,
just nine days after tbe mysterious murder
of the professor, Schiffer, the Bohemian He
brew, was found in the northwestern corner
of the Grand Platz stone dead, and so muti
lated that he was hardly recognizable. His
head was cloven open in very much the same
way as that of Von Hopstein, and his body
exhibited numerous deep gashes, as if the
murderer had been so carried away and
transported with fury that he had con
tinued to hack the lifeless body. Snow
had fallen heavily the day before,
and was lying at least a foot deep all over
the square; some had fallen during the
night, too, as was evidenced by a thin layer ,
lying like a winding sheet over the mur
dered man. It was hoped at first that this
circumstance might assist in giving a clew
by enabling the footsteps of the assassin to
be traced; but the crime had been com
mitted in a place much frequented during
the day, and there were tracks in every
In this case there was exactlv the same
impenetrable mystery and absence of mo
tive which had characterized the murder of
Prof, von Hopstein. In tbe dead man's
pocket there was found a notebook contain
ing a considerable sum in gold, and several
very valuable bills, but no attempt had been
made to rifle him. Schiffer lodged with a
widow named Gruga, at 49 Marie Theresa
Strasse, and the evidence of his landlady
showed that he had remained shut up in his
roomhe whole of the preceding day in a
state of deep dejection, caused by the sus
picion which the populace lad fastened
upon him. She had heard him go out about
11 o'clock at night for his last and fatal
walk, and as he had a latch key she had
gone to bed without-waiting for him. His
object in choosing a late hour for a ramble
was that he did not consider himself safe if
recognized in the streets.
The occurrence ot this second murder so
shortly after the first threw not only the
town of Buda-Pesth, but the whole of Hun
gary into a terrible state of excitement, and
even of terror. Vague dangers seemed to
hang over the head of every man. There
were so many resemblances between the
cases of Von Hopstein and of Schiffer that
no one could doubt that there existed a con
nection between the two. The absence of
object and of robbery, the utter want of any
clew to the assassin, and, lastly, the ghastly
nature of the wounds, evidently inflicted by
the same or a similar weapon, all pointed
in one direction. Things were in
this state when the incidents which
I am now about to relate oc
curred, and in order to make them intel
ligible I must lead up to them from a fresh
point of departure.
Otto von Schlegel was a younger son of
the old Silesian family of that name. His
father had originally destined him lor the
army, but at the advice of his teachers, who
saw the surprising talent of the youth, had
sent him to the University of Buda-Pesth
to be educated in medicine. Here young
Schlegel carried everything before him.
Though a hard reader, he was an active,
powerful young fellow, full of animal
spirits and vivacity, and extremely popular
among his fellow-students.
The New Year examinations were
at hand, and Schlegel was work
ing hard so hard that even the
stranee murders in the town failed to turn
his thoughts from his studies. Upon
Christmas Eve he refused all of the many
invitations to roystering suppers which
were showered upon him, and went off with
his books under his arm to the rooms of
Leopold Strauss, to work with him into the
small hours of the morning.
Strauss and Schlegel were bosom friends.
Their affection had become proverbial in
the university. Strauss was almost as dis
tinguished a student as Schlegel, and there
had been many a tough struggle for"aca
demic honors between the two fellow coun
trymen, which had only served to strengthen
The friends were still working together
when the deep-toned bell ot St. Gregory's
"Hark to that 1" said Schlegel, snapping
up the book and stretchine out his long legs
toward the cheery fire. "Why, it's Christ
mas morning, old friend I May it not be
the last that we spend togetherl"
"May we have passed all these confounded
examinations before another one comes!"
answered Strauss, and with a smile on his
honest South German face, he pulled out a
long-necked bottle of Bhenish from among
a pile of books and bones in the corner.
"It is a night to be comfortable indoors,"
said Otto von Schlegel, looking out. "Good
"Lebe hoch!" replied his companion. "It
is a comfort indeed to forget sphenoid bones
and ethmoid bones."
"What's the news, among the students?"
"They talk, I believe, of nothing but the
murders. But I have worked hard of late,
as you know, and I hear but little of the
"Have you h"ad time," inquired Strauss,
"to look over the books and the weapons
which our dear old professor was' so
concerned about the very dav he met his
"I saw them to-day," said Schlegel. light
ing nis pipe. "Beinmaul, the janitor,
showed me over the store room, and I helped
to label many of them from the original
catalogue of Graf Schulline. As far as we
can see, there is but one article missing of
all the collection.'
"One missing!" exclaimed Strauss.
"That would grieve old Von Hopstein's
ghost. Is it of value?"
"It is described as an antique hatchet,
with a head of steel and a handle of chased
silver. We have applied to the railway
company, and no donbt it will be found."
"I trust so," echoed Strauss; and the con
versation drifted off into other channels.
The fire was burning low and the bottle of
Bhenish was empty before the two friends
rose, and Von Schlegel prepared to de
part "Ugh! It's a bitter nightl" he said,
standing on the doorstep and folding his
cloak round him. "Why, Leopold, you
have your cap on. You are not coming?"
"Yes, lam going with you," said Strauss.
The two students went down Stephen
oirass togeiner ana across Jullen Platz,
talking on a variety of topics.
As they passed the corner of the Grand
Platz, however, where Schiffer had been
Jound dead, the conversation turned natur
ally npon the murder.
"Here's where they found him," remarked
"Perhaps the murderer is near us now,"
said Strauss. X
They both turned to go, when Von
Schlegel gave a sndden cry of pain and
"Something has cut through my boot!" he
cried; and feeling about with his hand in
the snow, he pulled out a small glistening,
battle-ax, made apparently entirely of metal.
It had been lying with the blade turned
slightly upward, so as to cut the foot of the
"The weapon of the murderer!" he ejac
ulated. "The silver hatchet from the museum!"
cried Strauss. v
There could be no doubt that it was both
the one and the other. There could not be
two such curious weapons, and the charac
ter of the wounds was just such as would be
inflicted by a a similar instrument The
murderer had evidently thrown it aside
aster committing the dreadful deed, and it
had lain concealed in the snow some 20
metres from the spot ever since. It was ex
traordinary of all the people who had
passed and repassed none had dis
covered it; but the snow was deep,
and it was a little off the beaten track.
"What are we to do withjt? said Von
Schlegel. He shuddered as he noticed by
the light of the moon that the head of it was
all dabbled with dark-brown stains.
"Take it to the Commissary of Police."
"He'll be in bed now. Still, I think you
are right But it is nearly 4 o'clock. I
will wait until morning, and take it round
before breakfast Meanwhile I must carry
it with me to my lodgings."
"That is the best plan," said his friend,
and the two walked on together talking of
the remarkable find wl ich they had made.
When they came to Schlegel's door, Strauss
said eood-by, refusing an invitation to go
in. and walked briskly down the street.
Schlegel was stooping down putting the
key into the lock, when a strange change
came over him. He trembled violently and
dropped the key from his quivering fingers.
His right hand closed convulsively round
me uuuuie ui me Buyer natcnet,
and his eye followed the retreating
figure of his friend with a vindictive
glare. In spite of the coldness of the
night the perspiration streamed down
his face. For a moment he seemed to
struggle with himself, holding his hand up
to his throat as if he were suffocating. Then,
with crouching body and noiseless steps, he
crept after his late companion.
Strauss was plodding sturdily along
through the snow, humming snatches of a
student song and little dreaming of the
dark figure which pursued him. At the
Grand Platz it was 40 yards behind him;
at the Jnlien Platz it was but 20; in Stephen
Strasse it was' 10, and gaining on him
with panther-like rapidity. Already
it was almost within arm's
length of the unsuspecting man,
and the hatchet glittered coldly in the
moonlight, when some slight noise must
have reached Strauss' ears, for he faced sud
denly round upon his pursuer. He started
and uttered an exclamation, as his eye met
the white set face, with flashing eyes and
"What, Ottol" he exclaimed, recognizing
his friend. JArt thou ill? JFouJook pale.
Come with me to my Ah! hold, you mad
man, iold". Drop that ax! Drop it, J say,
or by heaven I'll choke youl"
Yon Schlegel had thrown himself
upon him with a wild cry and up
lifted weapon, but the student was stout
hearted and resolute. He rushed inside the
sweep of the hatchet and caught his assail
ant round the waist, narrowly escaping a
blow which would have cloven his head.
The two staggered for a moment in deadly
wrestle, Schlegel endeavoring to shorten his
weapon; but Strauss with a desperate
wrench managed to bring him to the ground,
and they rolled together in the snow, Strauss
clinging to the other's right arm and shout
ing frantically for assistance. It was as well
that he did so, for Schlegel would certainly
have succeeded in freeing his arm had it not
been lor the arrival of two stalwart gend
armes attracted bv the nnrnar. Even then
the three of them found.it difficult to over
come the maniacal strength of Schlegel,
and they were utterly unable to
wrench the silver hatchee from his grasrj.
One of the gendarmes, however, had a coil
of rope round his waist, with which he
rapidly secured the student's arms to his
sides. In this way, half pushed, half
dragged, he was conveyed to the central
Strauss assisted in coercing his former
friend, and accompanied the police to the
station, protesting loudly at the same timo
against any unnecessary violence, and giv
ing it as his opinion that a lunatic asylum
would be more fitting for the prisoner.
What did it all mean? It was cer
tain that his old friend from boyhood had
attempted to murder him, and had nearly
sneeeded. Was von Schlegel then the
murderer of Prof. Von Hopstein and of the
Bohemian Hebrew? Strauss felt that it was
impossible, for the Hebrew was not known
to him, and the professor had been his
especial favorite. He followed mechanically,
lost in amazement
Inspector Banmgarten, one of the most
energetic and best known of the police
officials, was on duty in the absence of
the Commissarv. He was a wiry, little,active
man, quiet and retiring in his habits, but
possessed of great sagacity and a vigilance
which never relaxed. Now, though he had
had a six hours' vigil, he was as erect as
ever, with his pen behind his ear. at his
official desk, while his friend, sub-Inspector
Winkel, snored in a chair at the side of the
stove. Even the inspector's usually im
movable features betrayed surprise,
however, when the door was flung
open and Von Schlegel was dragged
in with pale face and disordered clothes, the
silver hatchet grasped firmly in his hand.
Still more surprised was he when Strauss
and the gendarmes gave their accounts.
"Young man, young man," said Inspector
Banmgarten, laying down his pen, and fix
ing his eyes sternly upon the prisoner, "this
is pretty work for Christmas morning; why
have you done this thing?"
"God knows!" cried Von Schlegel, cover
ing his face with his hands and dropping the
hatchet A change had come over him, his
fury and excitement were gone, and he
seemed utterly prostrated with grief.
"You have rendered yourself liable to a
strong suspicion of having -committed the
"No, no, God forbid!" cried Von Schlegel.
"At least, you are guilty of attempting
the lite oi iterr .Leopold Strauss.
"The dearest friend I have,"
"His being your friend makes your crime
ten times more heinous," said the Inspec
tor severely. "Remove him for the re
mainder of the night to the . But
steady! Who come here?"
The door was pushed open, and a man
came into the room, so haggard and care
worn that he looked more like a ghost than
a human being. He tottered as he walked,
and had to clutch at the backs of tbe chairs
as he approached the Inspector's desk. It
was hard to recognize in this miserable
looking object the once cheerfnl and rubi
cund sub-curator of the museum and privat
docent of chemistry, Herr Schlessinger.
"Good morning, wein Herr," said In
spector Banmgarten; "you are up early. No
doubt you have heard that one of your stu
dents, Von Schlegel, is arrested for attempt
ing the life of Leopold Strauss?"
"No; t have come for myself," said
Schlessinger, speaking huskily, and putting
his hand up to his throat. "I have come to
ease my soul of the weight of a great sin,
though, God knows, an unmeditated one.
It was I who But, merciful heavens!
there it is the horrid thing! Oh, that I
had never seen it!"
He shrank back in a paroxysm of terror,
glaring at the silver hatchet where it lay
upon the floor, and pointing at it with his
"There it lies," he yelled. "Look at it!
It has come to condemn me. See that brown
dust on it! Do you know what that is?
That is the blood of my dearest, best
friend, Prof, von Hopstein. I saw it gush
over the very handle as I drove the blade
through his brain. Mein Gott, I see it
"Sub-Inspector Winkel," said Banm
garten, endeavoring to preserve his official
austerity, "you will arrest this man, charged
on his own confession with the murder of
the late professor. I also deliver into your
hands Von Schlegel here, charged with a
murderous assault upon Herr Strauss. You
will also keep this hatchet'" here he picked
it up 'Apparently used for both crimes."
Wilhelm Schlessinger had been leaning
against the table, with a face of ashy pale
ness. As the inspector ceased speaking, he
looked up excitedly.
"What did you say?" he cried.
"Von Schlegel attack Strauss I The
two dearest friends in the college !
1 slay my old master! It is magic, I say; itis
a charm! There is a spell upon us! It is ah,
I have it! It is that hatchet that thrice ac
cursed hatchetl" and he pointed convulsively
at the weapon which Inspector Baumgarter
still held In his hand.
The inspector smiled contemptously.
"Bestrain yourself, mein Herr, he said. "You
do Dut make your case worso by such wild ex
cuses for the wicked deed. Magic and charms
are not known in the legal vqcabulary, as my
friend Winkel will assure you."
"I know not," remarked his sub-Inspector,
shrugcing his broad shoulders. "There are
many strange things in the world. Who knows
but that "
"Whatl" roared Inspector Banmgarten furi
ously. "You would undertake to contradict
me! You wonld set np your opinion! You
would be the champion of these accursed mur
derers! Fool, miserable fool, your hour has
comer' and rushing at the astounded Winkel.
lie dealt a blow at him with the silver hatchet
which would certainly have justified his last
assertion had it not been that, In his fury, he
overlooked the lowness of the rafters above his
head. Tbe blade of the hatchet struck one of
these, and remained there quivering, while the
handle, was splintered into a thousand pieces.
"What have I done?" gasped Banmgarten.
falling back into his chair. "What have I
"You have proved Herr Schlessinger's words
to be correct, said Von Schlegel, stepping for
ward, for tbe astonished policeman had let go
their grasp oi him. "Against reason, science
and everything else though It be. there is a
charm at work. But see, what is that?"
Right in the center of tbe room was lying a
thin brown cylinder of parchment. One
glance at the fragments of the handle of the
weapon showed that it had been hollow. This
roll of paper had apparently been hidden away
inside the metal case thus formed, having been
introduced through a small hole, afterward
soldered up. Von Schlegel opened the docu
ment Tbe writing upon it was almost illegible
from age; but as far as they could make out it
stood thus, in mediaeval German:
"Diese wane uenutzto jsiax von Jirucningen
um Joanna Bodeck zu ermorden, deshalb'
beschuldigc ich, Jchann Bodeck, mittelst der
Macbt, welcbe mlr als Mltglied des Concils des
rothen Kreuzes verliehen wurde, dieselbe mit
dieser Unthat. Mag sie anderen denselben
Schmerz verursachen, den sie mir verursacht
hat Mag jede nana, die sie ergreif t, mit dem
Blut eines Freundes gerothet sein.
Imrner ubel-nlemals gut
Gerothet mit dea Freundes Bint."
Which may be roughly translated:
"This weapon was used by Max von Erlich
fngen for the murder of Johanna Bodeck.
Therefore do I, Johann Bodeck, accurse It by
the power which has been bequeathed to me as
one of the Council of the Rosy Cross. May it
deal to others tbe crief It has dealt to me! May
every hand that grasps it be reddened in a
Ever evil, never good,
Beddened with a loved one's blood."
There was a dead silence in tbe room when
Von Schlegel had finished spelling out this
"No such proof Is needed, old friend," said
Strauss. "At the very moment that yon struck
at me I forgave you. I well know that If the
poor professor were in the room he would say
so much to Herr 8chlessinger."
"Gentlemen," remarked the inspector,
standing np and resuming his official tones,
"this affair, strange as it is, must bo
treated according to the rule and prece
dent Bub-Inspector Winkel, as yonr superior
officer, I command jou to arrest me upon a
charge of murderously assaulting yon. Ton
will commit me to prison for the night togeth
er with Herr von Schlegel and Herr Wilhelm
Schlessinger. We shall take our trial at the
coming sitting of the Judges. In the mean
time take care of that piece of evidence'
pointing to the piece "tot parchment 'and,
while 1 am away, "devote your time and
energy to utilizing the clew.ynu have obtained
In discovering who it was who slew Herr
Schiffer, the Bohemian Hebrew."
The one riissing link in the chain of evidence
was soon supplied. On the 28th of December
the wife of Beinmaul, the janitor, coming into
the bedroom after a short absence, found her
husband hanging lifeless from anootintne
wall, On the table was a note In which he
confessed to the murder of Schiffer the Jew,
adding that the deceased had been his oldest
friend, and that he had slain him without pro
meditation, in obedience to uncontrollable im
pulse. Remorse and grief had driven him to
self-destruction, and he ended his confession
by commending his soul to tbe mercy of
The trial which ensued was one of the
strangest which ever occurred In the whole his
tory of jurisprudence. It was in vain that the
prosecuting counsel urged the improbability of
the explanation offered. The chain of facts
was too strong, and tbe prisoners were unani
mously acquitted. "This silver hatchet" re
marked the judge in his summing up, "has
hung untouched upon the wall in the mansion
of the Graf Von Scanning for nearly 200 years.
The shocking manner in which he met his
death at the hands of bis favorite house stew
ard is stiU fresh In your recollection. It has
come out in evidence that a few days before
the murder, the steward had overhauled tbe
old weapons and cleaned them, in doing this
ho must have touched the handle of this
hatchet Immediately afterward he slew his
master, whom he hau served faithfully for 20
years. I invite your most careful considera
tion, gentlemen of the jury, to this chain of
facts, Lnowinz that von will find a verdict ac
cording to your consciences, without fear or
Perhaps the most interesting piece of evi
dence was this of Dr. Langemann. the eminent
"I am not sure, gentlemen, that there is need
to fall back upon necromancy or the black art
for an explanation of what has occurred.
What I s ay is merely a hypothesis, without
proof of any sort, but in a case so extraordinary
every snggestion may be of value. The Rosf
crncians, to whom allusion is made in this
paper, were the most profound chemists of the
early Middle Ages, and included the principal
alchemists, whose names have descended to us.
Much as chemistry has advanced, there are
some Doints in which the ancients were ahead
of us, 'and in none more so than in the manu
facture of poisons - of subtle and dead
ly action. This man, Bodeck, as
one of the elders of the Rosicru
cians, possessed, no doubt, tbe recipe of many
such mixtures, some of which, like the aqua
tofana of the Medicis, would poison by pene
trating through the pores of tbe skin. It is con
ceivable, that the handle of this silver hatchet
has been anointed by some preparation which
is a diffusible poison, having the effect upon
tbe human body of bringing on sudden and
acute attacks of homicidal mania. In such at
tacks it is well known that the madman's rage
is turned against those whom he loved best
when sane. I have no proof to support me in
my theory, and simply give it for what it is
With this extract from the speech of the
learned professor, we close the account of this
famous trial. London Society,
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But the record is too good to be found fault
with, and shows that business is up and doing
all along the line. The Clearing House report
for tho day, week aDd year is full of comfort
and instruction. It is as followB:
Exchanges S 2,676,457 88
Balances , 433,fc&IK
Exchanges for the week, 15,778,623 W
Balances for tbe week. 2,774,017 07
Exchanges week of 1388 11.919,353 61
Balances week of 1353 1.847,209
Exchanges previous week 13,301,681 56
Exchanges to date 1839 ,. 437,233,752 59
Exchanges to date 1388 436,664,273 15
Gain, 1389 over 1838. 50,569,479 41
The following table snows tne prices oractlve
stocks on the Hew York. Stock Excnange yester
oay. Corrected dally for The Dispatch by
Whitnet&Sticfhbj,sow. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers of .New York Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth ave
Am. Cotton Oil 43
Atcb., lop. & S.F.... 31
Canada Southern 54
Central orNew Jersev.KMi
Chesapeake Ohio.... 22li
C. Bnr. s Qnli.cr. ....109M
C Mil. & St. faul... 72H
C, 3111.481. i, pi'.. .114
C, KoctL&l IOIJj
C St. L. & Pitts
C, St. L. k Pitts, nf.
C St. F..M.&0 31
C & .Northwestern.. ..113
C.& .Northwestern, pf. ....
C, C, O. &I 73
C C. C. 41., pr 99H
Col. Coal 4 iron 30
Col. 4 Hocking Vat
Dei.. L. 4ff 145
Del. 4 iladson
E.T.. Va. 40a . ....
E.T..VS, Ada. let pr. ....
K T.. Vs. 4 0s. 2dpr. ....
Lake Shore 4 M. S 105J
MlchUan central 92
Mobile & Ohio
Mo.. Kan. 4 Texas
Missouri faciflc 73if
Mew York Central 107
h. .. L.E.& W 29
. Y.. a 4 St. ti
. y., c. 4 st. l. nr.
N.Y.. O. 4St.lj.2dnf . ..
N. Y4N. E 43
-CI. X., S. b VT JOl
Norfolk Western. pf. 57!j
Northern Paclflc 32
Nortnern faclflc nreC UK
Ohio 4 Mississippi 23
Oreeon Transcon 32
Pacific Mall 33X
Peo. Dec. Evans
Phlladel. 4 Heading. 455,
Pullman Palace Car.. .187
Richmond & W. F. T.. 2M
St, P., Minn. 4 Man .118
St.ii. 4 San Fran
St. L. 4 Sin Fran pf. 59
di.u. Ou caa x jab pi..
Union Pacific ,
Wheeling 4 L. ...
Sugar Trust 81
National Lead Trust.. 23
Chicago Gas frost.... Xi
Closing Bond Quotations.
TJ. B. 4g,reg 121
U. S. 4s. COUD 121
U.K. 4 T. Gen. 5s . 56U
Mutual Union 6s. ...103
N. J, C. Int. Cert... 113
Northern Pac 2ds..U0 -Northw't'n
U. S.41is,reg lOa
U. S. 443, COUD ... llt)j
raciucos oi '! 119
Missouri 6s 101
lenn. new set. 6s... 106)5
Oreeon 4 Trans. 6s. 101
St. L. 4I.M. lien. 5a 86K
St. I,. 4 b. K. Gen.il. 116
Si. Panl eonBOls ....126
lean, new sei. os....uu
Tenn. newset.33.... 73V
Canada bo. 2d a 96)5
Ccn. Pacificists 113 H
Den. 4K.G., Ists... 121)4
Den. 4B. Q. 4s 7X
Erie, 2ds 1033
U.K. 4T. Gen. 6s.. 6215
St. PI, Chl4Pc.lSts.118M
Tx., Pc.L.G.Tr Ks.SO
union rac. ibis uas
nest Shore -105)5
Wis. Central pC... 00
Calumet A Beda....214
Bell Telephone 196)5
Boston Land 6?4
Boston 4 Maine. ....21315
l. V. dZU. 1W&
Eastern B. K 106 k
Eastern K. H. 6s ....127
Little B. 4 Ft. S.7S. 97
Mexican Ccn. com.. 13
N. Y. SNewKng... 48
N. 1.4 N.E. 7s... .1275,
Rutland, com, 4)5
Butland preferred.. 45
San Diego 255
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur-
nlshed by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
srs, Ho. 57
iiemneri .Hew xort
Pennsylvania Eallroad 54)5"
Bnftalo. Pittsburg and Western'..... 95
hellish Valley ,. S3?5
ehUrh Navigation 51
Northern Paclflo SIX
Northern Pacific preferred
Snturdny's Oil Range.
Corrected daily by John M. Oakley & Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 83 I Lowest 88
Highest 99!4Closed 99X
Average rnns , 67,223
Average shipments 60,540
Average charters , 38,618
Keflned, New York. 7c
Keflnei, London. 6)44.
Refined, Antwerp, l7Hf.
liettned. Liverpool, 0Ki.
A. R McGrewvS: Co. quote: Puts, 88Jc:
calls, 89c H ,
Baby in danger A cold and no Dr.
Bull's cough syrup. Price only 25 cents.
57 SIX 56
32 32 31
74 liii 73H
23 23 23
32t Sift 32
S3SH 33M 83!
( 45 45V( 4-5)5
187 187 187
iili 22$ EM
118 117 117
59X 59X 58
20 20 20 H
64 61H 64
Advance in Dairy Products Sustained
by Firm Markets.
POULTRTAHD EGGS AEBYEEI FIRM
Choice Grades of Hay, Oata and Corn Are
Active and Strong.
GENERAL GROCERIES UNCHANGED
Office of Pxttsbubo Dispatch,
Satcbdat. October 5, 18S9. J
Country Produce Jobbing Trices.
Dairy products are moving out freely and
prices are firm. Late advances In creamery
butter are fully sustained. The same is true of
cheese. Potatoes are now in ample supply, and
markets are easy at 45 to GOc per bushel for car
load lots on track. Grapes are in fair supply
and markets are steady. Tho few peaches
coming to market are of poor quality, and de
mand is light. The season for peaches is prac
tically over. Fancy apples are in fair demand.
Saturday's trade has been unusually quiet in
produce lines. Eggs, poultry and dairy pro
ducts are tho only strong factors of produce
Buttee Creamery, Elgin. 2830c; Ohio do,
2G27c: fresh dairy packed, 2323c; country
Beans Navy band-picked beans, $2 232 40;
medium. 2 3ftffi2 in
Beeswax 2j30c ?? a for choice; low grade,
Cideb Sand refined, $8 6007 50; common,
S3 6064 00; crab elder. 8 008 50 f) barrel;
cider vinegar. lo12e 1 gallon.
Chestnuts $4 oo4 50 per bnsheL
Cheese Ohio. 10Kllc; Sevr York, Ilc;
Limburger. 8K10Kc; domestic Sweitzer.lU
13c: Imported aweitzer, 23Kc
Eg 03 l20c f) dozen for strictly fresh.
Fnorrs-Apples, SI 502 50 1? barrel: whor
tleberries, 75S0c $ pail: peaches, 81 502 60
bushel box; grapes. Concords, 45o pound,
C-atawbas, 6Sc, Delawares, 79c; Bartiett
pears, 6 00 ft barrel; quinces, $6 007 00 ) bar
rel; cranberries. Jerseys, 53 003 25 ft bushel
Feathers-Extra live cfiese, 6060c; No. 1
do, 4045c; mixed lots, 3035o ) ft.
PoULTKr Live spring chickens, 4046c J
pair; old, 6570o f? pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel. 5 00
5 2a $1 bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, S3 5u;
clover, Alslke, 8 00; clover, white, 9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, S160; bine grass, extra
clean, 14 fts. 90c; bine grass, fancy, 14 fts, 1 00;
orchard grass. 14 fts, 1 65; red top. 14 fts, 1 25;
millet, 50 fts, 81 (W; German millet, 60 fts. fcl 60:
Hungarian grass, 60 fts, 1 00: lawn grass,
mixture of fine grasses, 2 60 ? bushel of 14
g!u'ow Country, 4c; city rendered, 1
-JKOMCAI. Fbutts Lemons, common. S3 00
o 50; fancy. 8008 50; oranges. 4 5005 00:
bananas. 2 00 firsts, 150 good seconds, f
?i'iah!S,o.coanut8'W0060 I hundred; figs,
8K9c 3 ft; dates, 5Met)Ko f ft.
Vegetables Potatoes, 1 762 00 a bar
rel; tomatoes B575c f? bushel; wax beans, 75o
) bnshel; green beans, 4050o a bushel; cu
cumbers, 2 252 50 f bushel: cabbages. 84 00
5 00 a hundred; celery, 40c ?3 dosen; Southern
sweat potatoes. 2 00.S 25; Jerseys, 2 75.
Package coffee Is firm enough to go up higher.
Sugar is quiet. General groceries are moving
along 'in the old ruts, but trade is active and
there is free movement of stuff.
Geeen Coffee Fancy Rio, 223Kc;
choice Rio, 2021c; prime Rio. 20c; low grade
Rio, 1819)c; old Government Java, 27c; Mar
acaibo, 2324c; Mocha, 2829c; Santos, 20
23c; Caracas. 2123c; peaberry, Rio, 2325c;
Li Guayra, 2223c
Roasted (in papersl-Standard brands,
23c; high grades, 2526ko; old Govern
ment Java, bulk, 31Ks2&c; Maracalbo, 26
27c; Santos, 2123cj peaberry. 28c; choice Rio.
24c; prime Rio, 22c; good Rio, 21Kc; ordi
Spices (whole)-CIoves, 2125c; allspice, 8c:
cassia, 80; pepper, I8c; nutmeg, 7080.
Petboleuh (jobbers' prices) 110 test. 7
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, SJc; water
white, 10c; globe. 12c; elaine, 15c; camadine,
Ilc; royaline, 14c.
Syrups Com syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrups, SS38.; prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prim, 8333c; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. 0. MOLASSES-Fancy, 4i3c; choice, 46c;
medium, 4Sc; mixed, 4042c.
SODA-Bi-carb in kegs, 3Klc; bi-carb in Js,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, 59a6c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles star, full weight, 9c: stearlne, a
Bet. 8c; parafflne, ll12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6V
7c; prime. 6K6Kc; Louisiana, '66Kc.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 66c; gloss
foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 2 63; Lon
don layers. S3 10; California London layers,
2 60; Muscatels. 2 25; California Muscatels,
$1 85; Valencia, 7&c; Ondara Valencia, Bl(Jc:
sultana, SMc; currants, 45c; Turkey prunes,
i5c; French prunes, 8Ji13q; Salonica
piuues, iu ira packages, oc; uocoanuts, W 10O,
6 00; almonds, Lan., fl ft, 20c: do, Ivica, I9c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.. 1215o; Sicily
filberts, 12c; Smyrna, figs, 1216c; new dates,
6X6c; Brazil nuts, lOo; pecans, ll15c; citron.
V ft, 2122c; lemon peel, $ B, IS14c; orange
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 0c
apples, evaporated, 6ie6c; apricots, CaUfor,
nla, evaporated, 12J16c: peaches, evaporated
pared, 2223c: peaches. California, evaporated,
unnared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
chorrles. unpltted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2421)Jc; blackberries. 7J8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 8c; powdered, 8c; granu
lated, 8fc; confectioners' A, 7c; standard A.
8c; soft whites, 7K07c; yellow, choice, 7
TiJc: yellow, good, bHoc; yellow, fair, 6c;
yellow, dark, 6Kc.
PlOKLES Medium bbls (1,200), 4 50; medi
um, half bbls (600), 2 75.
Salt-No. L. a bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, f? bbl, 1 05;
dairy, fl bbl, $1 20, coarse crystal. W bbL 1 20;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, 82 80: Biggins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets. $3 (XX
Canned Goods Standard peaches. 2 00
2 25; 2ds, Si 501 85: extra peaches, 2 402 W,
yio pettuues, vk. unusb corn, 91 wtl 0U; H1U. CO;
corn, 7090c; red cherrie", 90cSl; Lima beans.
1 10; soaked do, 85c; string do, 7585c; mar
rowfat peas, $1 101 15: 60aked peas, 7075c
pineapples, SI" 4001 50; Bahama do, 2 75; dam;
son plums, 95c; greengages, 1 25; egg plums,
2; California pears, 2 60; do greengage, 2; do,
egg plums, 2; extra white cherries, 2 90; red
cherries, 2 fts, 90c; raspberries, 1 401 50;
strawberries, 1 10; gooseberries, 1 S01 40;
tomatoes, 90cl 00; salmon, 1-ft 51 752 10;
blackberries, 80c: succotash, 2-B cans, soaked;
99c; do green. 2 fts, 1 25l oO; corn beef. 2-ft
cans, 2 05; 14-ft cans, 14 00: baked beans, 1 45
1 50; lobster, 1-ft, 1 751 80: mackerel, 1 ft
cans, broiled, 1 60; sardines, domestic, Us,
54 254 60; sardines, domestic, 9. S7 25JJ7 50;
sai dines, imported. $, $11 S012 60; sardines,
imported, s, $18; sardines, mustard, 3 50;
sardines, spiced, 3 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 36 $)
bbl.: extra No. 1 do- mess, 40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 32; extra No. 1 do, messed.
36; No. 2 shore mackerel, 21 Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c fl lb; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless bake, in strips, 0c; do
George's cod in blocks, 67Kc Herring
Round shore, S3 00 fl bbl; split, 7 00; lake,
S2 00 100-ft half bbl. White fish, 7 00 ft 100
& half bbl. Lake trout, 5 60 fl half bbL Fin
nan haddock, 10c f) ft. Iceland halibut, 13c fl
ft. Pickerel, K bbI. 00; lbbl, $1 10; Poto-
mac herring, $5 00 ft bbl. 2 50 f X bbL
OATMEAL EO BMIiJB CO f DDL
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5557c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flour nnd Feed.
Receipts, as bulletined by the Grain Ex
change, 37 cars. By Pittsburg. Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, 1 car of rye and corn, 2 of bran, 1 of
hay, 1 of barley, 3 of oats, 6 of flour. By Pitts
burg, Cincinnati and St. Louis, 2 cars of
hay, 2 of rye, 2 of middlings, 3 of oats, 1 of
barley, 2 of wheat, 2 of corn. By Baltimore &
Ohio, 1 car of oats, 2 of hay. By Pittsburg and
Lake Erie, 1 car of oats, 6 of flour. Sales on
call, I ear 2 y. s. corn. S9c. 6 days regular; 1 car
No. 2 red wheat, 84c. 10 days regular: 2 cars No.
2 white oats, 27c 10 days regular;! car No. 2
white oats, 275c spot; 2 cars of high mixed
shell corn, S8c October delivery. The cereal,
market presents no new features. All choice
grades of hay, oats and corn are steady, but
low grades are slow. Flour is quiet at quota
tions, and there is not a little cutting to induce
sales. The situation in all cereal lines is in
favor of the cash buyer. The receipts, as bul
letined at the Grain Exchange for the week,
193 cars, against 185 last week, and 140 for the
previous week. Prices below are for car-load
Wheat-Now No. 2 red, 8i85c; No. 3. 80
Cobn-No. 2 yellow, ear, 45c; high mixed,
ear, 42043c: No. 2 yellow, shelled. 40c; high
mixed, shelled, 3940c; mixed, shelled, 38
Oat No. 2 white, 27K28c; extra. No, 8
2bKQ27c; mixed, 2125c
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio,6051c;
No. 1. Western, 48019c; new rye, No. 2 Ohio,
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
sprlnc patents, $5 005 60; winter straight,
S4 254 50; clear winter, 4 0C4 25; straight
XXX& bakers', 3 60Q3 75. Rye flour, S3 &0
MtLLFEED-Middlings, flno white. 18 00
15.50 f) ton; brown middlings, 12 6013 00: win
tef.yheat bran, Sll 5011 75; chop feed, 15 60
HAT Baled timothy, choice, ?110014 23;
-i H - i
I " ? h -' -nr; '$f$k - mi' iA n "it, -i4j iiftt-tfmMf MaUkWKwSmm ?Ti MItitBk
Ho. 1 do, $12 00012 0; No 2 do, 811 OOgU GO;
loose from wagon, II 00613 00, according to
quality: No, 1 upland prairie. S3 S069 00; No.
2, 87 007 50; packing do, 87 768 00.
Stbaw Oats, MEO7 00; wheat and rye
straw. S3 006 25.
The weakness of markets for a week: past
has culminated In a general reduction of prices
as an inspection of onr quotations will dis
close. Hams, shoulders, breakfast bacon and
dried beef are off c.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10Jc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, UJc; sugar-cured hams, small,
H3c; sngar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 5c; sngar-cured boneless
shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured California hams, 7c:
sngar-enred dried beef flats, 9Kc; sugar-cured
dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, 12Jc: bacon shoulders, 6Jc; bacon
clear sides,7ic: bacon clear bellies, TKc; dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavy, 11 60; mess pork, family,
12 00. Lard-Refined, in tierces, 6c: half
barrels, 6c; 60-ft tubs. GSc; 20-ft pails, 7c; 60
ft tin cans. 6c; 3-& tin palls. 7c; 5-ft tin
rls, 7c; 10-ft tin palls, 6c: &-ft tin pails, 7c; 10
tin palls, 7c. Smoked sausage, long, 6c;
large, 5c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless
hams, lOKc. Pigs feet, half barrel, 4 00; quar
ter barrel, 2 15.
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef- carcasses 450 to 550 fts,
5c; 550 to 650 fts. 6c; 650 to 750 fts, 67c.
Sheep, 8c fl ft. Lambs, 9c fl ft. Hogs, 6c
Fresh. pork loins, 8c
MAEKETS BY WIEE.
Wheat Bullish at tbe Start, But the Longs'
Sing Another Sons A Little Spurt
nt the Close Pork linns Up.
" Chicago The wheat market opened bullish
and VKchij-ber to-day. initial trades in De
cember being at82c It was not long until
that future was up to 8383c It may have
been that under the influences of yesterday the
crowd got short, and were nervous enough to
want to cover, but there was sufficient stimu
lating news to-day to have put prices up a
little without any buying pressure from Xho
shorts. Early cables were strong. Free real
lzings by longs at around 8c for December
broke tbe price to 8282c, but the bulk of
the business done during the first half of the
session was at S3S3Kc News from the North
west was again bearish, and there were some
selling orders from that part of the country.
Stocks in the Northwest are now piling up
rapidly. The possible increase in the next
visible supply report is variously estimated at
from 1,250,000 to 2,000,000 bushels. A feature of
the market was the widening of the difference
between October and December to 2c, and the
narrowing nf the premium on May over Decem
ber from 2c to 2c Closing public cables
called spot wheat in the pool firm, but in lim
ited demand, with futures i& higher. Private
cables were generally strong in tone. Half an
hour or so before the close there was a bulge
to the best price of the day on covering by
shorts, who appear to take fright easily. Later
tbe market eased off Uc, and at the ad
journment showed a net gain for tbe day of
A moderate speculative trade was reported
in corn. The feeling developed was weaker.
Trading was largely local, and fluctuations
within o range. The market opened at about
yesterday's closing prices, was easy and sold
off 'A&c, rallied a little and closed a shade
below yesterday's final quotation.
Oats were weaker and lower. Receipts were
liberal and a larger run was predicted for
Monday, Buying orders were scarce, but a
number of selling orders arrived from the out
side for October and May. Offerings increased
and prices declined Vm and the market
Pending the hearing of the motion in the
Superior Court for the dissolution of thg in
junction restraining tbe delivery of October
packed mess pork on contracts, there was very
little doing in the market for hog products.
Outside orders are light, and local operators
are making only occasional small trades.
The leading injures ranged as follows-.
Wheat No. 2, December, 82KS3KB2I
88Jc:year. 8181K8181)c; May, 65
Corn-No. 2, November, 3131K31
31Kc; December, 813IK3I3Icr May, 33
Oats No, 2, December, 19J1919
195c; January, 1919JiC; May, 2222
Mess "Pork, per bbL November. S9 350
9 37K 9 8539 87X: year. S9 02&K9 15G)
9 02&6S9 05; January, I
20 2500 2009 25.
LARD, oer 100 fts. Nornmber. 5 0005 Ki
05 90o 95; year, 5 S7k5 9085 87K5 80;
January, So 92H5 2K 87V5 92k.
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. November, 4 75
4 854 754 80: January. 4 7604 75(34-720
Cash quotations wert as follows: Flour
steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 81
81ic: No. 8 Bprlng wheat, 6869Jc: No
2 rea,8l8l&c No. 2 corn. SOc a .
ots,19)iei9c No. 2 rye. Kc No. 2 barley?
63fcoiNo. 1 flaxseed. 129. Prime timothy.
seen, ci zs. mesa pork, per DDL, 10 mi
1076. Lard,perl00pounds,622k825. Short nbs
sides (loose), 85 0525 10. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed).4 124 76: short clear sides (boxed),
5 255 37 Sugars unchanged. Receipts
Flour, 18,000 barrels; wheat, 68.000 bushels:
corn. 209.000 bushels; oats, 203,000 bushels;
rye, 7,000 bushels; barley, 113,000 bushels. Ship
mentsFlour, 25,000 barrels: wheat, 63,000
bushels; com. 244,000 bushels: oats, 111,000
bushels; rye, 162,000 bushels; barley, 74,000
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was unchanged. Eggs, 1515c
New York Flour very dull and unchanged.
Cornmeal quiet: yellow western, 12 4502 70.
Wheat Spot quiet and a trifle higher; options
dulL ic up and steady. Rye quiet: western,
4352c Barley quiet: Canada, 6570c; western.
6565c Barley malt quiet; Canada, 75090c
Corn Spot moderately active and steady; op
tions dull and easier. Oats Spot fairly active
and steady; options quiet and steady. Hay
firm. Coffee Options opened barely
steady at 510 points down: July 25
uown; cioseu sieaay ana unchanged to
10 down; sale 28,250 b3gs, including Octo
ber, 15.45015.50c: November, 16.4015.45c: De
cember, 15.4015.45c; January, 15.406!
15.45c; March. 15.40iSl5.45c; April, 15.40c:
May, 15.4015.45; July, 15.30b; August.
15.25c; spot "UIo stcadv; fair careoes.
19c Sugar Raw easy and dull: refined
steady and fair demand. Molasses New Or
leans quiet; open kettle, good to fancy. 282118c
Rice strone and quiet; domestic, 4ji6ke"
udjwu, vrsiv"?- vutbuii&eeu ou quiet, xal-
iuw struii. xtusia quiet ana sironfr.
tine qniet and firm at 4SKf?49c.
steaay ana quiet; western, 53Z4c: receipts.
6,425 packages, rork quiet and Arm. Cut
meats steady. Lard easy and dull; western
steam, 6 67 bid: sales, October, 6 55, closing
at $6 58 bid; November, M 38; December,6 30
January, $8 SO; February, S6 34; March, J8 88.'
Bntter steady and in moderate demand: west
ern dairv. 90114c: do creamerv. Ilffvr- h.
held at 1220c; do factory, 7&13c. Cheese
dull and easy; western, 910c.
Philadelphia Flour weak and quiet,
Wheat Firm, under stronger reports from the
West; No. 2 red, October, 8S3c; do No
vember, 82083c: do December, 84K85e:
do January, 85Lj086c. Corn-Car lots lc
higher, but the advance checked business
Futures ruled steady but speculation was
tame and export demand light; .No. 2 mixed, in
grain depot, 4IKc: do In Twentieth street
elevator, 41Kc: No. 2 yellow, in grain depot.
42c; No. 2 mixed, October, 8940VJc: do No
vember, 4040Jc; December. 3940c; Jan
uary,39Ji40c. Oats Car lots strong and
higher: Vo. 3 white, 2GJic;No.2 white 27Kc.
generally held at tbe close at 23c; choice
clipped, 34c; futures firm and Jio higher; No.
2 white, October, 2827Kc; November, 2S4
efficj December, 29ac; January, 29V
50c Eggs steady, but quiet; Pennsylvania
Bt. Lotns Flour qulelf and unchanged.
Wheat Tbe opening was strong; but soon
eased off. belnr followed bv a rallvr thn rlnao
was easy at an advance of c over yesterday;
No. 2 red, cash, 76c bid; October closed at
7Sc; December, 80K681C, closing at SOKc;
May, 8485Vc, closing at 85Kc Corn weak
and lower: No. 2 mixed, cash, 29c; October
closed at 29c; January, 28c; May. 30J30Jc,
closing at SOQGOC. Oats dull; No. 2 cash,
18c; January, 20c bid; May, 2Kc Rye
stronger; No. 2, SOc bid. Barley fairly active;
Wisconsin, 63c; Minnesota. 60c; Iowa, 40c.
'Flaxseed higher at 126. Provisions steady,
quiet and quotations unchanged.
New Yobk. October 5. Business was very
light; in dry goods to-day. Mail orders, how
ever, were reported fair, indicating a steady
demand for current wants from interior sec
tions. Tbe market washinchanged and generally
firm, with a slight shadlne on print cloths, but
the weakness of tho print cloth marketjis tem
porary. Stocks of all kinds of goods are in
good shape at first hands, and low with Job
bers. Prices with the latter are again more
New York Pig iron steady. Copper easy:
Lake, October, tlO 75. Lead steady: domestic,
13 9 Tin firm; Btraits, $20 50.
Milwaukee Flour firm. Wheat steady;
cash, 73Jc; December, "dJjTc; No. 1 Northern,
SlKc. Corn firm; No. 3, 82c Oats firm; No. 2
white, 22Jic Bye easier; No. 1, 43K& Barley
quiet; No. 2, October and November. 65Jc
Provisions easier. Pork, 10 60. Lard, id 10.
Cheese unchanged; Cheddars, 99c
Toledo Cloverseed dull and lower; cash
and October, 53 83; November. S3 80; Decem
ber, 13 85.
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A -REVIEW OUTBADE.
Tne Horthwest is Seeking a Potato
Outlet in Pittsburg.
INTERVIEWING A ST.PADL DEAIEE
Heavy Cattle Receipts Bring Buff Hides
to a Loner Level.
HAMS AND SH0ULDKES HATE A TAIL
Oftice or Pittsburg Despatch.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1888. J
There is little change in the general pro
duce situation from last week, with the ex
ception that potatoes are lower and quiet on
large receipts. The shortage or a week or
two has had t)fe effect of bringing plenty to
the market, and all visions of a potato
famine and fabulous prices have vanished
for the present. A member of the produce
firm of TwohyBros. & Co., St. Taul, whose
trade has been chiefly with New York, was
in our city to-day looking np the prospect
of placing potatoes with our commission
houses. He' reports as follows concerning
the crop in the Northwest "In Minnesota
the potato crop is much better than last
year, and quality is all that could be de
sired. A common yield is 250 bushels to
Cheap Enough Up There.
'Alter using tbe smaller potatoes for starch,
which is a leading industry in Bt. Paul, the
selected stock, which you know is far ahead of
that produced in tbe older parts of the country,
is selling now on track at SOc per busheL The
freight cost to this city Is about 23c per bushel."
One of our Liberty street commission mer
chants, who was present at this interview, said:
"A number of carloads of potatoes were pur
chased in Iowa the past week for 21o a busheL
As an illustration of how our potato shortage
last week has called stock from unexpected
sources, a shipment of five carloads from Forts
mouth. O., was reported at one of our commis
Our country is big, and with every variety of
climate and soil, and while in this section we
are short in the potato line, there is enough
and to spare at other points.
In Other Lines.
Dairy products have developed no new feat
ures the past week. Markets are active, nut
prices remain unchanged.
In fruit lines grapes appear to have the field,
and are steady in price. Choice apples and
tropical fruits are looking upas other fruits
Cereal markets are practically as they were
last Saturday. Receipts for the week vary'
very little from last week. The talked-of rise
in flour failed to materialize, and. If any differ
ence, markets are easier. There is not a little
cutting on our rates on the part of jobbers.
All cereals must come up to the standard in
these times in order to find customers.
The live stock feature of the week has been
the very heavy run of low grade, cattle at the
iast UDcriy y aros, tne largest oi tne season.
Tbe decline on all low grades was very large,
reaching as high as 40c per cwt. in some cases.
The dealer who sold at tbe beginning of the
week did tbe wise" thing, since by waiting he
was compelled to come down, and pay good
feed bills beside.
The Hide Mnrket
has been more or less depressed by the exces
sive cattle supplies. Buff hides are off Jc, and
heavy steer hides are slow at the old rates. It
is not easy to brine calf skins to a lower
level, as they have been down to hard ptn for
a year past. Prices below are furnished by
James Gallery & Co.:
If o. 1 green salted steers, 60 pounds and
over it S
No. 1 green salted cows, all weights. 5
Mo. 1 green salted hides, 40to6upounds.. S
Mo. 1 green salted hides, J5 to 40 pounds.. S
Mo. 1 green salted bolls 4
Mo. 1 itreen salted calfgtlns S
Mo. 1 green salted veal kips 4
Mo. 1 green salted runner kips. 3
Mo. 1 green steers, 60 pounds and over..,. 7
Mo. 1 green cows, all weights .- 4
M o.l green bulls .1. Ar.AI4
Mo. 1 green hides, 40 to 60 pounds........... 4
Mo. 1 green hides, 23 to 40 ponnda j 4
Mo. 1 green calfskins..., i
Mo. l green veal kips..... , 4
Mo. 1 itreen runner tips , 3
Sheepskins. u Qfm
lallow, prime at
Reduction for Mo. 2 stock, ljjeperlb. on steers
and light hides, Kc on bulls and 2c on calfskins.
Hoc Product Drop.
It will be seen by reference to our domestic
market column, that hams, shoulders and dried
beef were reduced Jc at the meeting of our
packers this afternoon. Both at Chicago and
East Liberty there has been a lowering of hog
markets for several days. The outside price at
the former place to-day, as furnished to one of
our packers, was $4 30.
UYE STOCK MARKETS.
The Condition of Business ux the East Liberty
Office ofPittsbubo Dispatch,!
Satubdat, October 6, 1839.
CATTLE Receipts, 800 head; shipments,
980 head; market, nothing doing; all through
consignments; 15 cars of cattle shipped to New
Hoos Receipts, 3,700 head; shipments. 3,800
head; market fair; best cornfed Yorkers,
84 60i 60; common to fair, $4''404 45: best
light Philadelphia, S4 604 65; heavy hogs,
8-f 404 50; 8 cars of hogs shipped to New York
Sheep Receipts, 600 head; shipments, 200
head; market steady at unchanged prices; pros
pects lair for good grades.
Kansas Citt Cattle Receipts, 1,255 head;
Shipments, 2,168 head; choice scarce; market
slow, weak and a shade lower tor all classes;
good to choice cornfed steers, $4 004 25; com
mon to medium, S3 75; -etookers and feeding
steers, SI 603 15; bows. SI 352 60; grass
ranters, SI 602 60. Hogs Receipts, 3,223
head; shipments yesterday, 2,844 head; opened
strong; choice closing weak and a shade lower:
good to choice heavy, $4" 104 25; heavy and
mixed, S3 804 05. Sheep Receipts, L007 head;
shipments, 604 head: market steaay; good to
choice muttons, S3 754 25; stackers and feed
ers, S2 003 00.
Chicago The Drouerj' Journal reports:
Cattle Receipts. 5.000 head; beeves, $1 45
4 60; steers, 2 8001 30, stockers and feeders,
SI bO3 00; cows, bulls and mixed, SI 002 80;
Texas cattle, SI 852 85; Western rangers.
S3 403 75. Hogs-Receipts, 13,000 head: ship
ments, 3,000 head; market steady for heaw
and mixed, light 2oo lower; mixed, S3 90i 40:
tiaiw fUYin.llrtht t OVTM US. .!.!., fiwa
13 SO. Sheep-Receipts, 8.000 head; shipments,
ew iieau; uiari&ei meaay; natives, cd 0U(34&0;
Western. S3504 lOjTexans, S3 0004 00: lambs,
St. Louis Cattle Receipts, 800 head; ship
ments, 2,000 head; market steady: choice heaw
native steers, $3 904 00; fair to good, S3 S0
4 10: stockers nnd feeders. S3 002 60; range
steers. S2 102 SO. Hogs Receipts, 1.100 head;
shipments, 2,200 head; market strong: fair to
choice heavy, S3 804 25; packing grades, S3 TO
4 00; light, fair to best. 34 004 35, Sheep
Receipts, 500 head; shipments, 100 head;
market firm; fair to choice, S3 101 40.
Buffalo Cattle unchanged: receipts, 49
loads through; 7 sale. Hngs slow, lower;
receipts, 50 lo?ds through-, 60 sale; mediums
and heavy. Si 254 55; mixed, $150; corn fed
and Michigan Yorkers, S4 4004 50, mostly at
tt io; pigs, jo i(jn w; outers uucnangeo.
CnrciNNATi-Cattle Receipts, 549 head;
shipments, 660 head; light demand; common to
choice butchers. 52 002 75; shippers, S3 60
4 25. Sheep Receipts, 131 head; shipments,
712 head; steady; Iambs good demand at S3 75
Advice to husbands and wires. Do you
desire happiness and contentment? if so, be
sure and buy all your china and glassware
at Greer's, 622 Penn avenue, this will re
move one of the causes 0 unhappinesa.
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Where to find the best assortment of gentle
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