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DISPATOH-MONDAY, "OCTOBER 11889?
BHEAKIHG FROM BONDAGE.
E. B. CARPENTER.
Bev. Justin Anthon's study was not a
cheerful room, as seen by the dull light of a
lowering afternoon. The cold shadow of
the church walls slanted over it and wrapped
it in gloom. If its occupant cherished cer
tain delicacies of taste and sentiment, some
refinement of severity prompted him to ex
t elude all sign of them from this plain, bare
cell, and the only soltening touches were
supplied by his young daughter's books
and needlework, which claimed a place
among works of learning and appliances of
' study, as if with the fearless simplicity of
The minister was busy at his desk, but
closed his books as the hour arriTed for the
visit of a convalescent stranger, who had
refused to see him while she lay Berionsly ill
at the house of one of his people, but had
lately sent him the message which he now
His thoughts were still with his late oc
cupation, a study of one of the penitential
psalms, rather than with the fortunes of his
unknown visitor. It was remarked that
Kev. Justin Anthon dwelt upon the peni
tential side of the spiritual life with a depth
and somberness of tone that plainly pointed
to some personal experience. The wretched
ness of the sinner, the craving of the sinful
soul for renewed integrity, and the intensity
of that crisis which we call repentance,
were themes that he treated with a singular
lervor. Some urgency of his nature
seemed to direct him to the analysis of
the ethical problems involved in the
human relations that are implied in the
words repentance and forgiveness. He
did not hesitate to strip the idea of re
pentance of much of its factitious value,
showing that it is in no sense an atone
ment, thonch charitv mav accent it as such.
" "While, he bade his hearers bow to the de
cree which announces that in the Divine
mind penitence is counted as the promise
and potency of righteousness, he arraigned
evil-doers with a somber energy that knew
no touch of tenderness, searching their con
sciences with the stern warning that no
pravers, no tears, may arrest the consumma
tion of violated law. God and man may par
don the sinner, but perfect peace can never
be bis, since restitution must remain incom
plete, and over the past the Infinite Him
self has no power. Forgiveness, he taught,
was the highest virtue attainable by man,
since, in exercising it. he approached most
nearly to the serenity of Godhead, which
knows no wrong, no suffering. He sternly
held every soul amenable to the law of for
giveness, and to the duty of restoring every
penitent sinner to the dace from which
he fell. His appeals and promises startled
by their literalness, and impressed his hear
ers with the sense that they might at any
hour reach the unknown soul among them
to whom they must be tendered and in whom
they would finally arouse the fit response.
He lived with this soul; threw himself into
all its needs and shared its strivings and its
aspirations. VTet the charity and forgive
ness that he taught were somewhat siernly,
though fervently, conceived. The words
were love, but the spirit was law. His peo
ple noted these contrarieties, acutely per
ceiving that their pastor preached as dis
cipline that which they could only practice
as love, if haply the hour of trial came to
them. They missed the touch of reality in
his grasp ot the problem, and divined that.
with all his searching", the sentiment which
he inculated was not yet known to him in
Consciously or unconsciously, preachers,
in their most genuine utterances, are often,
dealing with themselves; and their teach
ings are now and again seen in a light thrft
reveals them as personal strivings.
Bev. Justin Anthon awaited his visitor.
Though a man of no forbidding, .aspect, he
was not one to whom guilt or weakness
would confidently appeal. His features
were set in the lines of a resoluteness that
spoke severity, if not harshness. Bnt the
spirit of denial that farrowed the brow and
compressed the lips suggested an introverted
vision, and marked him as ascetic, not as
Pharisee. A pleasure-loving temperament,
quick with the fullness of physical vigor;
had been slowly chilled into torpor. The
lace was not one upon which an observer
would not naturally have looked for those
signs of austerensss and asperity that life
had deeply graven there. In the sharpen
ing of its contours, in the dulling of its
tints, it had become
A Dale face that seemed undoubtedly
As if a blooming face it ought to be.
A subtle force had been at work, refining,
intensifying, subduing, as some pious me
dieval fashioner in marble might have
shaped the robust head of an antique Fau
nus into a rude likeness of the suffering
The late afternoon light was wasting and
paling when his visitor, worn and weak
from her illness, entered and stood before
him. For an instant they faced each other
in rigid silence. His strained, searching
gaze met her presence, and their mutual
recognition was lite the meeting of the
disembodied in a world of anguish. The
man's strength failed him, and be sank into
his chair and bowed his face upon his
hands. The woman fell on her knees before
hira with a wordless sob.
"Marian," he groaned, forcing himself by
a seem rallv of the will to meet the eyes of
his wite, "kneel to God."
"I have repented before my God," she
pleaded; "all these years I have prayed to
Him to forgive me. I have lived in prayer
and penitence, and His ministers have bid
den me go in peace; but, Justin, I did not
dare, oh, not even when I lay at the point
of death, to ask your forgiveness."
She ground her palms together in a pas
sion of despair, and her hnsband trembled,
while the dim room gathered blackness be
fore his swimming sight. His drawn lips
worked painfully in shaping themselves to
"Marian, for these ten years the thought
of this meeting has been with me in my
lying down and in my rising up. Night
and day I have lived with it."
He shivered in the grasp of a deadly chill.
I knew you would come," he whispered,
"Justin, Justin, for the love of God for
give me'she moaned. "Ob, He was cruel;
He would not let me die."
Powerlessly, as if in a dream, he formed
the words: "I do forgive you:" and believed
that he had uttered them; but no sound
reached her, and with a heavy groan she
grovelled at his feet.
The action stung his sense of manliness,
and be found voice in a call.
"Eise up, Marion," he'eommanded. "I
forgive you, for God forgives us all. Have
I not learned to forgive in these long years?.
I have tried to forgive him," he said, with'
deepening pallor, "the man who tempted
you. Where is he?" demanded the hus
band, in louder tones, while his eyes trav
eled with unhallowed impulse to his father's
sword, that hung high on the walL "What
fate has overtaken him?"
'As God is my Maker, I do not know,"
she breathed. "I know nothing of him.
He deserted me six months after he took ns
, The minister's hand relaxed from the un
conscious violence of its grasp. "God lelp
aieJlVbe groaned, "that I could forget my
pxv Dorn in me luuugm 01 a wretch whom
God will judge. Where is my son? have
you brought Marcus back to me?"
" "Dead, dcad,Justin,"gaspedthewretched
mother. "Five years ago he died, and I
was left alone. I lived on alone five years
before I came back."
She wept pitiably, but the father did not
Dead," he repeated softly, qnestioning
ly, as if the calamity had fallen upon
another. He slowly, mechanically felt In a
drawer of his desk, and drew out two worn
and tattered primers, Holding them tender-
ly, but loolaag at them with eyes that saw
not. "My boys," he said, very quietly,
"Marcus and Archer. Bead? both deadl
Marcus would have been 18 years old."
He spoke calmly, musingly, and laying
back the books, closed the drawer with a
reverent touch, as one smoothes the sods of
"Oh, Justin," implored his wife, "why
could I not die? "Why did not God let me
die? God knows I thought never to have
been here again. If you had not married
me, Justin! I was so weak and light-minded;
I could not bear temptation; and I was worn
down to hysterical weakness with the care
of three little children. It was killing me,
and my nature cried out for relief and es
cape. Sometimes I tell myself I cannot be
judged for what I did in such helplessness.
I was so unworthy; I had lost all heart to
struggle against our poverty. I think you
did not know how selfish I was, Justin; you
did not watch over me; yon thought I was
"happy with the children in my safe, shel
tered life. Ton did not know how selfish
a woman could be. You never had
e yes to see how I wearied of it all. We were
so poor, Justin! It was such a hard strug
gle, and the people were harsh and sordid,
and I was in bitterness toward them, for
they did not respect me; and my life was
shut up in prison walls. Oh, it was torture!
I was meant for something different You
did not know how I hated the religious rou
tine, and all the thankless work among those
people, till I loathed my life- You married
me so young, Jnstinf I had never had any
thing I wanted. I bad never known any
thing of life. I had never been admired; I
never had a brilliant hour, lhere was noth
ing to do in that place but to be good. No
body to appreciate me, to feel my valne, and
to understand me my sole society was
made up ot boors and crones.
Yon could go out and work among the
children and the sick people, and the poor,
because yon had me to come .home to, and
you lovea me, and found in me all the
brightness that you craved in your life.
Your father gave you a soldier's 'training,
and duty was always your word. I was
heartless; duty did not satisfv me. I needed
so much to make me happy! I wanted
gayety aud emotion in my life."
She hurried her words, "raising her head
and feverishly pushing back her hair.
"No, yon are generous to tell me to spare
myself; but I will go on to the end. I will
confess all. When he came to us as the
friend of your old army days, I W3s even
then estranged from you. and as his influ
ence grew I began to chafe against my lot
because you had not chosen the life of a
man of the world. I was ont of sympathy
with your way of life. Nothing in me re
sponded to you. In strong natures, per
haps, it is a long way from discontent to sin,
but I was weak and ready to be wicked. I
knew not what I did. I was in prison, and
I rushed out at the first open door. I wanted
to live my own life, for myself, and he
tempted me with such a brilliant life, all
filled with pleasure and triumph. I should
be admired, aud my days wonld be full of
the joys of stimulus .and interest. We
would "live like gods, "instead of crawling
through a miserable existence to a dreary
end. Luxury and travel and society and
new experiences and emotions for every day
they had been my dreams, and he prom
ised them all to me. Oh, my depraved sonlt
But I did love him; I loved him better than
I could love you because it pleased me best
to be loved bv one like him.
"It is not the loving, alone; it is knowing
bow to love that wins a woman. The devo
tion he showed me, his understanding of me,
his quickness to see my cravings, were more
to me than all your love. You could have
satisfied a better woman, but you never un
derstood me, and you maddened me with
your blind faitn and love. I could "be my
self with a man who understood me, and did
not idealize me. God pity me! I lived for
pleasure, and was dead while I lived. The
curse has fallen on me. But I was not all
evil. I did love him.JI would have endnred
any hardship, made any sacrifice, for him.
How can I say this to you? Why am I not
dumb before the horror "of such a life as mine
had been? What can I say that will not
break your heart? I know that nothing can
wipe out my sin against yon. Oh, why
did I come here? False wife, nnnatural
mother; the sea would not drown me, fever
would not kill me, the open grave has not
closed before me, but judgment waits for
"Marian." repeated her husband. "God
is faithful and just to forgive ns our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
"Those words, those words!" she cried;
"they have been ringing in my ears as I
have heard them from you. Would to God
they might be truel The same words that
Helen Eastman repeated to me when she
was dying. She found me in mv distress.
and when I was forsaken she took me up,
and had pity on me as lone as she lived.
She sent me to take charge of one of her
houses, and Marcus and I lived there. When
he died and she was dying, she knew there
would be no refuge for me after her, for her
daughters had never shown me any pity.
Then she told me to go to you. and you
would take care of me. 'Your husband is a
rigbeous man,' she said; 'he will not cast
von off; he will find a way to care for von
I could almost have thought she knew you,
Justin, when she talked of you."
"I did know her well, and I loved her
The words fell from him as coldly as
emotionless breathings pass the lips of the
dying, but they wrought upon the woman
who beard them.
"Then it was for your sake that she saved
me! and I never had any friend but you!
Alone in the world when you married me
and now with no one to turn to oh, Justin)
my life begins and ends in you. Oh, if I
had not dishonored it!"
She' wept in a terrible abandonment; but
her hnsband did not swerve from his rigid
"Justin," she clasped her wasted hands
imploringly "I never meant to see you
again. Bnt I could not stay there after her,
and when I came secretly to our old home!
and found you had come so far away to this
place, I wandered out here. Bnt I dared
not see you; I onlyihoughttolook at Agnes
once, as any stranger might, and go away.
And when I bad seen her pass by once,
twice, I said: 'I will go. Bnt I could not
go, for the great longing to see her aeain
that consumed me, day and night, like a
fever. And then I fell sick, and she came
to me like a healing spirit, and I could not
send her away. Every day she came to my
sick room my death chamber, as they all
believed it was and'eared for me, they said,
in the house, 'like a daughter.' Justin, she
begged me to see her father; he would do me
so much good. And she lores me, and does
not know that she loves a lost soul."
Her voicerose wildly. "Oh, Justin, have
pity; I am not strong enough to go away
ifrom her now. I am her mother, Justin.
She is my flesh and blood. God knows I
ought to take your forgiveness, and depart
out of your life, but I cannot, I cannot. My
heart is not dead in mv breast, as I believed.
I have a mother's heart still, and I must
love. Do you think I could ever have gone
away if I could not have taken my boy with
me? I hunger and thirst after my child.
.Let me stay near her, where J. can see her
sometimes. Call me not wife, nor ever let
me hear the name of mother. Make me as
one of your hired servants. Only let me
look on her, and my soul shall live."
Her husband met the piercing intensity of
her look with an unfaltering gaze, before
which she shrank, helplessly.
"I ninst return your words," he said,'
after a silence; and neither the generosity
of the man nor the humility of the Chris
tian could purify his tones of the bitterness
that permeates a naturein -which the springs
of feeling have been poisoned at theiraource.
"I also must say, 'I cannot'" His lips
quivered. "For years I have tried to be
stronger than taj- fate. And now that the
blow has fallen, I crouch under it like that
false servant of God, and cry out in my pain
AV, nA V. o-o,. Itr-M nr.-: '
how can I do this thing?" He rose and!
v, uwm, m.w unoj auj , c 4UariMU,
walked with heavy steps across the room,
and again to his place. "How can you re
turn to the home you left? , Can the dead
live again? You' could not remain un
known to Agnes. I will have no secrets in
my household. It Is not in my power to spare
you. The truth would utter Itself. I am not
the man who can take back to bis arms the
woman who has wronged him. 1 do not so un
derstand my duty."
His voice rang coldly. "I have tried to see
dear, but 1 no longer believe that it is laid upon
my conscience to wrong my daughter for the
sake ot her who was my wife. Most Agnes
knowr Shall such an evil darken her life? She
Is pure and good."
She Is holy as an angel!" The words burst
passionately from the mother's lips.
"Will you claim herT" the father anxiously
appealed. "I ask you, In the name of mother
hood, and as you have a mother's heart of love,
will you bring shame and suffering upon herT
Her life has been peace. I have guarded her
from all knowledge of evil. She has never
heard your name, and she helierps yon dead. If
she is ever to learn anything of onr lives, she
cannot know less than the truth. Tears and
sorrows cannot avail against the right," he
"I am not the man yonknewnie to be. Suffer
ing has done its work on me. Without Agnes
to soften my life, I should bow be out of touch
with humanity, i have fulfilled my bondage; I
have kept my Integrity; 1 have outlived passion,
bnt tenderness has gone with it. The time
has passed for bitterness between ns; but as
man and wife, or as friend with friend, we
meet no more. 1 forgive yon from my soul, but
I have no heart of pity. I have crushed it, and
It is dead. I have lived trno to my vows: I have
kept the purity of my calling; I have preserved
my daughter's home sacred trom the lightest
breath of doubt. By the help of God I have
shunned all things that the Great Tempter
might have made a snare to me. When
woman's lore went out of ray life I separated
myself straight ly from the world, and no
woman's friendship or sympathy or cheer has
dared to reach me In the Isolation which I have
through the silence that fell, the autumn
wind made faint, gusty puffs and stirs, and sul
lenly agitated the lattice that half screened the
'Marian," he appealed, in milder tones, but
sue aus-nerou only uy a xeenie moan, xxis iace
darkened. "I haTe not sDoken of myself." he
said, "but will you come between me and my
His voice fell, and his lips trembled, as he
said quickly, "It is the one thing that is left to
me in the world." -Silent for an instant, he
went on in firmer tones. "My duty is to my
people. Separated from them, where should I
got what people would receive usT what other
work could I find that would be worthy of the
vocation wherewith I am called? You shall be
safely cared for. as a suffering and sorrowing
woman. I shall not forsake my duty to the
mother of my children; Bnt what, beside peace
and forgiveness, can there be between usnow?"
A keen glitter came and went in her wander
ing eyes, and her hands clutched aimlessly,
desperately, at each other.
"lam not wise; I cannot say what is right,"
she said, in strained, high tones. "Bnt Helen
Eastman said you would not tndge as the world
judges. Often she tried to comfort me with
that. She believed you would not separate
mother and child. Think a little of that. Ob,
for her sake, Justin! She must have loved you
once, to sorrow over me as she did. But it is
your soldier's training, Jos tin; and that worldly
Idea of honor, as a soldier believes in it, is
deeper in you than you know. I used to tell
you you had mistaken your calling."
She smiled abjectly, covertly, searching his
face with the sharpened intuitions of a wife's
subtlety. His benumbed senses received no
new sbock-at the Bight of her pitiful smiles;
they only tola him tnat a smile was a strange,
sad wonder in a world of shadows.
A sound of tolling from the church bell
smote heavily npon them, and he answered her
"Another stands there in my place to-day,"
he said. "God knows If I shall ever Btand
The bell shook out its jarring clangor, and
the vibrations filled the air with clamorous
notes. The funeral train approached the
church, and still the harsh reverberations
stung the nerves and dizzied the brain. As if
in some hideous dream the hnsband saw his
wife draw near, a strange threatening in ber
eyes, while her bands were lift Jd in the voice
less appeal of maternal passion.
'Marion!" he adjured, respect the presence
of the dead!"
"I will not!" she cried. "God is not the God
of the dead, but of the living. Ho is a God of
mercy, and you are his minister. Show mercy
to me! Ob, cast not out my soul!" In that
dreadful cry she poured ont all her agony, ber
repentance and ber entreaty, and he turned si
She called his name in tones that brought his
eyes upon her in dim recognition of some
strange new power that vivified her with an
energy not ber own.
"You are a holy man," she said in slow
accents, "and 1 am vile. But though I speak
as a lost sonl hastening to judgment, I call upon
you in the name of Him in whose sight no man
living is justified, to remember that you were
not always pure. You repented and atoned;
Sou gave yourself to God's service in a new
fe; you have kept your vows; but, Justin, the
past still lives, and your sins also are written in
God's judgment book."
Her eyes unrelentingly searched bis face, so
cruelly drawn and haggard, and suffused with
those cold drops which the supreme hour of
torture wrings from every pore. In f nil pos
session of the hard won peace of the soul that
has toiled after righteousness; in the strength
of a succession of blameless years; in the se
curity of long release from that double con
sciousness of wedded life in which no secrets
can live, the unholy past suddenly rose up un
veiled before him; the pit of nncleannes
oncned her mouth at his feet. This soul so
rich In works and merits heard at last the voice
of the Son of Man saying: "thou knowejtt not
that thou art wretched and miserable, and
poor, and blind, and naked."
"Womaa." be muttered, as though seeing in
her at that moment not his sinf nl wife, but the
accusing spirit of injured womanhood, "I ac
knowledge the sins of my youth, and J humble
myself before my God. Enter not into judg
ment with thy servant, O Lord!"
His head dronned lower and lower, until he
hid bis face upon the desk. His spirit was.
Droken within mm.
' The sounds of tolling slowly rose and fell and
ceased.and at their ceasing he raised his eyes to
meet the gaze of the woman who had watched
him: and as tbey still regarded each other in a
passionless trance of misery, the silence that
fell upon them like a pall was lifted by a voice
of gong. The wretched pair drank In the mel
ody, and their dry eyes grew dim with healing
tears as their daughter's step drew near and
nearer through the empty house, while she
sang the sacred words her father had taught
her when she was yet a child:
Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er ns;
All our weakness Thou dost know;
Thou didst tread this earth before us,
Thou didst feel Its keenest woe;
rone ana arcary.
Faint and weary.
Throngn the desert Thou didst go.
She threw wide open the halt-closed door,
and the last gleam of the westering light fol
lowed her, touching her with a spiritual glory.
To the worn oyes that waited npon her coming
she seemed fair as the morning, radiant as a
star. With the timid wonder and sjmpathy of
a child she looked from the father she loved to
the stranger she had visited. Her father rose
to greet her, his countenance transfigured with
the oeaceol sacrifice. "My daughter," he said
and" he drew her to his wife and joined their
hands "be very tender to your mother. She
was dead and is alive again; she was lost, and is
found. God wills that we should make one
household. My wife, my daughter, let us
And as they knelt, still keeping the clasp of.
the hands be had joined, tbeir spirits followed
him in the voice of his petition:
"Lord onr God, our covenant keeping God.
Thou who art the life of all, the help ot those
that flee unto Thee, the hope of those who cry
unto Thee, of Thy great mercy deliver us from
the bands of those sins which by our frailty we
have committed. Thou hast set our misdeeds
hf are Thee, and onr secret sins In the li"ht of
Thy countenance. We are vile earth and mis
erable sinners, yet. Lord. If Thou wilt, Thou
canst make us whole. Cleanse us from every
evil thought, and give us strength; cleanse our
minds and souls, onr hearts and consciences,
that from this hour we may live to Thee. For
give us our crlevous sins, O Father of mercies;
and raise us to the life of holiness, the life of
meekness, humility, charity, repentance and
forgiveness: for His sake, who suffered and
died for us, the Lamb of God, who taketh away
the s.ns of the world. Amen."
"Amen," repeated the fervent voice of Agnes
Anthon. Providence Journal.
New York. October 12. Business in dry
goods was moderate, as usual on Saturdays,
very little doing on the spot, though mall or
ders were of fair volume. The market pre
sented no special feature beyond tuo-e of
steady report, In which demand and supply'
were in healthy ratio. The export demand for
heavy cottons has improved, while print cloths
have steadily declined.
New York. October 12. Aspen. 350: Cale
donia B.H., 230; Colorado Central, 100; Dead
wood Territory, 100; Homcstake, 875; Horn Sil
ver. 130; Independence. 210: Iron Silver, 252:
Mexican, 350; Mutual, 140; Ontario. 3150;
Plymouth, 300: Savage, 150: Sierra Nevada, 200;
Small Hope, 100.
Salvation On., the cheapest and best
pain enre on earth. Price 25 cents a bottle.
When baby was sick, we gave ber Castorla,
When she was a Child, she criedfor Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she bad Children, she gave them Castorla
Eggs Higher and All Dairy Products
Are in Good Demand.
COFFEE SUFFER SUGARS QUIET.
Ear Corn, Ho. 2 White Oats and Millfeed
Firm Flour Steady.
PKOTIBION HOLDERS GROW FIRMER
OFFICE OF FrVrSBUBG DISPATCH,1" (
SATURDAY. October 12, 1889. I
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Saturday's rains proved a wet blanket to
trade. Grapes, apples and potatoes are In f nil
supply and markets are weak. Sweet potatoes
are also slow. Eggs have advanced, and supply
of choice stock Is reported very light. All dairy
products continue active and firm, without any
change in prices. A. leading cheese jobber re
ports sales of 500 boxes to-day. The demand
for choice grades of creamery butter Is reported
equally good. Quinces are scarce and higher.
There were a few peaches on market to-day, but
Quality was none the best and demand was
slow. Consumers appear to have made up their
minds that the season is over for peaches.
Buttee Creamery, Elgin, 2830c; Ohio do,
26Z7c: fresh dairy packed, 2325c; country
Beans Navy hand-picked beans, $2 252 40;
medium. $2 3002 40.
Eeeswai 2S30c 33 ft for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, $8 607 50; common,
53 04 00; crab cider. $3 OOfflp 50 ft barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c f! gallon.
Chestnuts 'H 004 60 per bushel.
Cheese Ohio. llllc; New York, HKc;
Limburger, 910Xc; domestic Sweitzer.lu
13c: imported bweitzer, 23c
EOOS 22c 33 dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples ti 00275 f? barrel: grapes.
Concords, 45c f) pound, Catawbas, 6w8e,
Delawares, 79c; Bartlett pears, 5 00 ft barrel;
quinces, S7 008 00 barrel; cranberries. Jer
seys, S3 003 25 3 bushel box.
Leathers Extra live ceesc, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, S03oc "& &.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 4045s ft
pair; old, 6570c ft pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, C2 lis to bushel, $5 00
5 25 ft bushel; clover, large English, 62 lbs. So 50;
clover, Alsike, SS 00; clover, white, 9 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 lis, SI SO; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 its, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 Iks, $1 00;
orchard grass, 14 J&yll 65; red top, 14 Bs, $1 23;
millet, 60 &s, SI 00; German millet. 50 As, SI 60:
Hungarian crass, 60 lis. SI 00: lawn grass,
mixture of fine grasses, S2 50 ft bushel of 14
Taxlow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, 4J
Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, H 50
5 00; fancy, $5 50S 00; oranges, U 505 00:
bananas. S2 00 firsts, SI 60 good seconds, ft
bunch; cocoanuts, ti 001 SO ft hundred; figs,
8K9c ft lb: dates, SKbic ft ft.
Vegetables Potatoes, 81 6001 75 fl bar
rel: tomatoes 6575c ft bnshel; wax beans, 76c
ft bushel; creen beans, 4050c ft bushel; cu
cumbers, $2 252 60 ft bushel: cabbages. U 00
5 00 a hundred; celery, 40c ft dozen; Southern
sweet potatoes, 2 002 25; Jerseys, $2 75.
Coffee options keep fluctuating under specu
lative manipulation, and at last advices bulls
had the field. There is no telling what a day
may bring forth In coffee or sugar. Thelatter's
general drilt Is toward a lower level and the
former to a higher.
Greek Coffee Fancy Rio, 22K23e;
choice Rio, 2021c; prime Rio. 20c; low grade
Rio, 1819Jic; old Government Java, 27c; Star-acaibo,-
2324c; Mocha, 2S29c; Santos, 20
23c; Caracas. 2123c; peaberry, Kio, 2325c:
Li Guayra, 2223c
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands,
23Kc; high grades, 252CJSc: 0ld Qoyern
nieut Java, bulk, JlK34c; Maracaibo, 26
27c: Santos, 2123c; peaberry. 26c; choice Rio,
24c; prime Rio, 22c; good Rio, 21c; ordi
bPlCES (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c;
cassia, 8c: pepper, 18c; nutmeg, 70gS0.
Petroleum, (jobbers' nrieesl 110 test 7c:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight. 150, Stfc; water
white, 9c; globe. 1414Xc; elalne, 14c; carna
dine, llc; royalme, 14c; globe red oil, 11
hYRUPS Com syrups, 2629cr choice snear
syrups. 33k.; prime sugar syrup, 30s3c;
strictly prime, 3335c; new maple syrup. 90c
N. O. MOLASSES Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c;
medium, 43c; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3U4c; bi-carb In &s,
5c; bi-carb. assorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles star, full weight, 9c; stearine, $
set, 8c; paraffine, ll12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Vc; choice, CV0
7c; prime. 556ic; Louisiana, bSic.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 56c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 82 65; Lon
don layers, 83 10; California London layers,
$2 50; Muscatels. 82 25; California Mnscatels,
81 85; Valencia, 8c: Ondara Valencia, 9Ji10c;
sultana, 8Mc; currants, 6Wc; Turkey prunes,
45c; French prunes, SK13c; Salonlca
prunes, in 2-& packages, 8c: Locoannts. 100.
86 00; almonds, Lan.. ft ,ft, 20c: do. Ivica, 19c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.. 1215c; Sicily
mueris, 12c; esmyrna ngs, lijioc; new dates,
5Gc: Brazil nus,10c; pecans, Il15c; citron,
ft ft. 2122c; lemon peel, ft ft, 1314c: orange
peel, 12Xc .-.-.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c,
apples, evaporated, 8c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1215c: peaches, evaporated
pared, 2223c; peaches. California, evaporated,
nnoared, 10L!c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitttd, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2421Kc; blackberries, 78c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 8Jc; powdered, 8$c; granu
lated, 7c; confectioners' A, 7Jgc; standard A.
8Jic; soft whites, 7Jl7c; yellow, choice, 7
7Kc; yellow, good, 6oc: yellow, fair, 6cj
yellow, dark, 6Kc
Pickles Medinm bbls (1,200), 85 75; medi
um, half bbls (600), 83 25.
SALT No. L W bbl. flSe; Nft 1 e-r. hbl. SI 05:
dairy, ft bbl, 81 20, coarse crystal, ft bbl, 81 20;
xiiggms- .bnreita, t-uu sacits, ss su:
x-ureKa, 10-1 a pockets, JJ w.
Canned Goods Standard peaches. 82 00
2 25; 2ds, 81 50 1 65: extra peaches, 82 402 60,
pie peaches. 95c: finest corn. 81 00S1 60: Hid. Co:
corn, 7090c; red cherrie, 90c81: Lima beans.
81 10; soaked do, 85c; string do, 7585c; mar
rowfat peas, 81 101 15; soaked peas, 7075c
pineapples, 81 401 50; Bahama do, 82 75; dam;
son plums, 95c; green-raged, 81 25; egg plums,
82; California pears, 82 60; do greengage, 82; do,
egg plums, 82; extra white cherries, 82 90; red
cherries, 2 fts, 90c: raspberries, 81 401 50;
strawberries, 81 1U; gooseberries, 81 301 40;
tomatoes, 90cl 00; salmon, 1-ft 81 752 10;
blackberries, 8oe: succotash, 2ft cans, soakedr
99c; do green, 2 fts, 81 251 60; corn beef. 2 ft
cans, 82 05; 14-fi cans, 814 00: baked beans, 81 45
Ell 60; lobster, 1-ft. 81 751 80: mackerel 1-B
cans, broiled, 81 60; sardines, domestic, $1,
84 254 SO; sardines, domestic, Ks. 87 257 SO;
sardines, imported, lis, 811 6012 60: sardines,
imported, s. 818; sardines, mustard, 83 50;
sardines, spiced, 83 5a
Fiau Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 836 ft
bbl.: extra No. ldo, mess. 840; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 832; extra No. 1 do. messed,
836; No. 2 shore mackerel, 824. Codfish Whole
Pollock, 4c ft ft; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6K7Kc. Herring
Round shore, 85 00 ft bbl; split, 87 00; lake,
82 00 ft 100-ft half bbl. White tisli, 87 00 ft 100
ft lull bbl. Lake trout, 85 50 ft half bbl. Fin
nan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c ft
ft. Pickerel, K bbl. 82 00; bbl. 81 10; Poto
mac herring, 8o (X) ft bbl. 82 50 Jbbl.
Oatmeal IS 306 60 V bbl.
Miners' Oil No. J. winter strained, 6557c
ft gallon. Lard oil. 75c
Grain, Flonr and Feed.
Receipts as bulletined at the Grain Exchange;
22 cars, as follows: By Pittsburg. Ft. Wayne
and Chicago, 1 car ot bay, 2 ef barley, 5 ef flour,
1 of bran. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St.
Louis 1 car of shorts, 3 of hay. By Baltimore
and Ohio, 2 cars of hay. By FlttsDurgand Lake
Erie, 1 car of barley, 1 of oats, 1 of hay, 1 of
flour. By Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of hay,
2 of oats. There were no sales on call. Total
receipts bulletined at the Grain Exchange, 196
carloads, against 193 last week and 185 the pre
vious week. Ear corn is scarce and firm. There
is active demand for No. 2 white oats and mill
feed. The tone of markets shows improve-'
ment, but prices are practically unchanged.
Flonr is moving freely and prices are fully
maintained as compared with a week ago.
Though wheat keeps seesawing under specula
tive infliipnr.es. the outlook is that bedrock has
been reached and that bears have done tbeir
utmost. Prices below are for carload lots on
Wheat New No. 2 red, 8586c; No. 3. 81
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 4445c; high mixed,
ear, 4243o: No. 2 yellow, shelled. 40c; high
mixed, shelled, S940c; mixed, shelled, 38K
Oats No. 2 white. 2728c; extra. No. 3,
26K27c: mixed, 2425c
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6051c;
No. 1. Western, 4849; new rye, No. 2 Ohio,
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
sprint; patents, to vw
V7 AW1 UVi wv
c om en.
MttMrEZD Middlings, fine white, SIS 00
16 60 f) ton; brown middlings. 813 0013 60: win
ter wheat bran, til 5011 76; chop feed.S.15 60
Hat Baled timothy, choice, $14 (0314 25;
No. 1 do, 112 0012 60; No. 2 do. til 00811 60l
loose from wagon, til 0013 00, according to
quality: No. 1 upland prairie. $8 50g9 00: No.
2, S7 007 60; packing do, S7 507 75.
Straw Oats, S8 507 00; wheat and rye
straw, $6 008 25.
Hogs are 10c higher at Chicago than for sev
eral days past. There is no change In hog
products, but the whole list is firm. Lard Is
particularly strong. Holders of provisions are
more Independent in their views than they were
a week ago.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 103c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, llfcfc: sugar-cured hams, small,
ll?c; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 6Jc; sugar-cured boneless1
shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured California hams, 7c:
sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9fc; sugar-cured
dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, 12Wc: bacon shoulders, 55c: bacon
clear sides, 7Xc: bacon clear bellies, TKc: dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear slues, 7c,
Mess pork, heavy, $11 50; mess pork, family.
812 00. Lard-Refined, fn tierces. 6c: half
barrels, 6Jc; 60-ft tubs. 6Jc; 20-ft palls, 7c; 60-
Jo tin cans. 6Xc: 3-ft tin pails. 744c; o- tin
pails, 7cr 10-ft tin pails, 6c: 5-ft tin pails, 7c; 10-
m tin palls, 7c Smoked sausage, long, oc;
large, 6c. Fresh pork links, 0c. Boneless
hams, lOWc Pigs feet, halt barrel, W 00; quar
ter barrel, 82 15.
Armour & Co. furnished the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to 660 lbs,
6c; 650 to 650 Bs. 6c; 650 to 750 As, 67c.
Bbeep, 8c ft ft. Lambs. So ft ft. Hogs,6c.
Fresh pork loins, 8c
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
Wheat Opens Weak, bur Rallies Lones
Coming; Ont No Material Change In
Quotation! Hoe Product!
Qnlet and Featnreiesi.
Chicago, October 12. There was a fairly
good trade In the wheat market to-day, largely
In the way of evening up. More or less long
wheat came out. The opening was weak and
prices KJie lower, selling off ip more later,
then rallied c, bnt rnled easier, closing about
the same as yesterday for both December and
Corn ruled quiet and inactive, though there
were moments of temporary activity. The
feeling was easier on the near tntures, while
May ruled comparatively steady. Trading was
largely local and fluctuations limited tojc
Oats wero dnll bnt steady and without special
features of importance. Prices only fluctuated
The provision trade closed the week in a
quiet manner. The October pork deal was
scarcely mentioned, and in the general market
there was no particular life at any time. Price
changes were unimportant.
The leading prices raneed as follows:
WHEAT No. 2. October. 8O8OX8OK0
S05c; December. 82S2g81fc;is82-kc; year.
euwtogoc; May, KoiBo&tHei&c
Corn No. 2,October, 3d30c: November,
31313031c; December, 313130
80J&: May. 83Xa33c
Oats No. 2, October, 18?c: November, 19Kc;
December, 19i19J19K19?6c; jiar 2222S
Mess POBK, per bbl. October, !1037U10 60
10 37K10 60; year, 89 159 12J; January,
9 359(7i9 329 32; February, i9 42
Lard, per 100 fts. October, 86 126 10;
November, 85 92kg5 92K5 92j5 92.K; year.
to so; January, so Wfttga vwgio sotxo o.
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. October, 85 10
6 15Q5 105 15: November, 84 85; January,
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steady. No. 2 spring wheat, S0jS0c; No. 3
spring wheat, 6s69c; No. 2 red, 80SOc
No. 2 corn, S0c N o. 2 oats, lffio. No. 2 rye,
ilic No.2 barley.nominaL Np.l flaxseed.81 27K.
Prime timothy seed, 81 17. Mesa pork, per bbl.
810 50. Lard, per 100 pounds, 86 25. Short ribs
sides (loose), Jo 255 SO. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed). 84 2584 50: short clear sides (boxed),
85505 02. Suear Cut loaf. 8Jo; granulated,
7Jc; standard A, 7Jc Reoelpts Flour, 17,000
oats 222,000 bushels; rye, 13,000 bushels; barley,
82,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 25,000 barrels;
wheat, S8.000 bushels; corn. 388,000 bnhels;
oats. 311,000 bushels; rye, 10,000 bushels; barley,
on the JtToduce .Exchange to-day creamery
sold at 1623c; dairy, 1319c Eggs steady, fresh
New York Flour Limited business. Corn-
No. 1 dull, but steady. Wheat Spot weak
and a moderate business; options fairly active;
c lower early, and closed firm, at Ko
above the lowest, and c under yesterday.
Rye quiet; western, 4i52c. Barley dnll;
western, 65065c Barley malt qnlet: Canadian,
75S0c Corn Spot firm and moderately
active; options firmer and dull. Oats Soot
firm; options neglected. Hay Firm and fairly
active, at 4045c; good to choice, 7090c
Hops steady and quiet. Coffee Options de
cidedly unchanged and to 5 points down;
closed steady at 510 points up; 'sales of 47,260
bags. Including October, 15.0015.10c; Novem
ber. 14.9014.95c: December, 14.9015.05c; Jan
nary, 14.9015.00c; February, 14 90c; Marcb,
14.9015.05c: May, 14.9015.05c; June, 1190
15.00c; July, 14.80c; August. 14.75c; September,
14.65c; spot Rio easy; fair cargoes, 19Kc
Sugar Raw nominal; refined, easy and qnlet.
Molasses New Orleans, quiet; open kettle,
food to fancy 2S40c Rice firm and quiet;
omestic 4K6$c Japan 45c Petroleum,
steady and quiet; united, November closed
99Vc Cottonseed oil steady and quiet; crude
3i93zc; yenow siftiaiwc. xauow qniec uosin
quiet and steady; strained, common to good
51 ooeii iv. .turpentine ami, steady at K&
4c 'Eggs steady and quiet; western, 20c;
receipts, 40,765 packages. Pork quiet and
steady. Cutmeats firm, fair demand; middles
slow. Lard Nearby firm, new crops sold
easier: closed steady, dull; sales, western
steam, 86 70; October, 86 63; November, 86 38
6 89, closing at 86 39 bid; December, 86 31;
Jannary, 86 296 30, closing at 86 30; Feb
ruary, 86 33; March, 86 36 bid. Butter weak
and quiet; Elgin, 2525Kc; western dairy,
916c; do creamery. V2(jj2ic; do held at
1219c: do factory. 7H13c Cheese quiet,
unsettled; western, 810c
Philadelphia Flour quiet but steady.
Wheat steady, speculation very tame; sales.
ungranea in xwentiein street elevator, soc:
No. 2 red October.
83c; December, 84S4;
rnrn vavv nnlnfi Diloe
track, 41Xc; No. 1 yellow. In Twentieth street
elevator, 42c; No. 2 mixed October, 40
40iic: November. 3940kc; December, 39
39?c; Jannary, 38JS9Jic Oats Carlots quiet:
prices firm; sales. No. 3 white, 26c; No. 2
white, 28Kc; futures nniet and steady; No. 2
white, October, 27K28e; November, 27V
284c; December, 2S2S&c; January, 2S
Milwaukee Flour unchanged. Wheat
steady: cash, 73Jjc; December, 75?c Corn
nniet: No. 3. 31Kc Oats easier:
21K22c Rye easier; No. 1.42K42c Barley
neglected; uctooer. ooc fork, sio ou.
8610. Cheese steady; Cheddars, eXQIOc,
Toledo Cloverseed active and higher: cash,
October and November S3 70; March, 83 82.
LITE STOCK MAEKETS.
The Condition of Business at the East Liberty
Office oFPrrrsiiTnto Dispatch, l
Saturday, October 12, 1SS9.
CAttxb Receipts, 1,120 head; shipments,
620 head; market nothing doing; all through
consignments; 9 cars of cattle shipped to New
Hoas Receipts. 2,800 head: shipments. 2.600
bead: "market active: Plflladelpbias, fi 60
4 70: best Yorkers,J4 604 70; common York
ers, SI 404 65; S cars of hogs shipped to New
Sheep Receipts, 800 head; shipments, 1,000
bead; market slow; prime, H 704 85; fair to
good, ti 654 70; common, f23: lambs, U
KAUSAH Crrr Cattle Receipts, 4,289 head;
shipments. 2,085 head; slow and weak for beef
steers, both natives, grass range; good cows
steady, common weak; stockers and feeders
slow, good to choice cornfed steers, J4 10
4 60. Hogs Receipts, 4,806 bead; shipments,
3,328 head; market weak and 610c lower;
heavy and mixed, S3 80Q4 05. Sheen Re
ceipts, 1,169 bead; shipments, 116 head; market
steady: good to choice muttons, S3 754 25.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts; MX) head: ship
ments, 1,100 head; market strong; choice heavy
native steers, J4 WIS w; tair to gooa, ao.
53 104 00: stockers and feeders, tl 7002 40;
range steers, $2 1002 DO. Hogs Receipts,
300 bead; shipments, 1,300 head; market
steady; fair to choice heavy, 32 004 20;
packing grades, S3 754 10; light, -fair to best,
ti 004 30. Sheep Receipts, none; shipments,
400 head; market firm; lair to choice. 3 20
Buffalo Cattle dull; prices irregular? re
ceipts, no carloads: sales, 4. Hogs stronger;
receipts, 32 carloads through: 35 sale; mediums
and heavy, ti 254 60; corn yorkerv H 55
4 60; grassers, 54 604 65pigs, 11 004 4a
Four Songs for 83,500.
What a silly old world this isl Fancy
giving Patti $28,000 and expenses for eight
concerts. Poor FattI, whose voice has
reached the stage of mellow decadence and
the has-been-great state, and yet she will
receive this ram in England before sailing
for America. Paving $3,600 for 'four songs is
as absurd as paying $110,000 for "The
Angelns." No picture ever painted, no
voice ever heard, is worth inch prices, and
hence the matter-of-fact conclusion that this
ukyoj silly old world.
)- ;i-s -. w . !
THE TREND OF TBADE.
Leading Features of Hide and Har
ness Leather Markets.
DECLINE 'OF LIGHT WEIGHT HIDES.
Dull Season in 'Harness Leather, and 'Stock
QUALITI OF BAEK BELOW AVERAGE
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch.
Saturday, October 12. 1888. J
The buff hide market is off )o the put
week. There is no change in heavy steer
hides, which are rather scarce. Calfskins
are weak and unchanged. Harness leather
manufacturers report a slacking up of orders
since the first of the month, and trade is not
now sufficient to take away the output. It
is to be remembered, however, that the ca
pacity of the Allegheny harness tanneries
has been increased 'oily 25 per cent in the
past two years, and that the time of the year
is here when orders are uniformly light.
The quiet time for harness leather trade is
from the beginning of October to January.
Until the past week or two the harness
leather tanners of Allegheny were working
on back orders, and, now that they have
caught np, stock begins to accumulate.
There is no fear, however, that ail the
stock which onr home harness leather
makers will be able to turnout won't, in due
time, find ready sale, as has been the case in
other years, since their products are always
at a premium in the world's markets, com
manding easily lc per pound
Above All Other Brand.
"Western harness makers consider it their
best card to proclaim that their materials
come from Pittsbnrg, and hence, at the first
signs of active trade manufacturers here reap
the benefit of the activity. There is general
complaint of the bark received this season.
V.ery little of that coming to onr Allegheny
tanners in response to orders last spring is able
to pass the inspector as up to the standard. The
quantity of bark necessary to do the appointed
work this season is mnch above the average
owing to damaging effect of rains in the baric
regions of West Virginia. While the com
plaint comes from the Northwest that there
has been too little rain, from onr southern
borders comes the opposite complaint of too
mnch wet weather-
The Harness Gazette, a monthly magazine
published in Rome, New York State, in its
October number publishes a number of opin
ions from our Allegheny tanners, which are
"Martin Lappe & Sons report demand all
right, but prices discouraging!; low. J. C
Lappe reports prices firm, with every indica
tion of an advance
"Kiefer & Stiefel think demand for good
grades is greater than production, but cheaper-
grades are neglected. j.nero is every wuicauoii
of hicrher Tirices. "
"James Callery & Co. report that they are,
running to ineir xuu capacity, sua u. ucmwu
continues prices will be higher. This market
Less Stock on Hand
than for years at this time. Hides are held
firm, with slight advance, but harness leather
is too low. The meager profit which has been
the result of the band-to-mouth business for
some time will turn out to be a loss, but there
is a ray of hope for the future from present
The same journal quotes in its news from
Pittsburg that packers' hides are very firm,
and heavy trace leather, as well as heavy steer
bides, &rs scarce and firm ; also a better demand
for light leather than there was a month ago.
J.ne leatnre 01 tne niae ana learner iraao
worthy of notice is the closeness of margins, so
close that in some lines margins are about
More goods have been manufactured and.
sold by our tanners this year than ever before,
but it cannot be said that more money has been
There is harder work at less profit than any
year on record in the trade. But the needs of
the country are steadily growing; and it Is true
of leather as of iron, that bottom has certainly
been reached and that any change mnst hence
forth be toward higher prices. Whenrthe
change comes our home tanners are bound to
be among the first to reap the fruits.
The following, quotations on hides are fur
nished by James Callery A Co.:
No. 1 green salted steers, 60 pounds and
over............ .......... ....... ......
No. lireen salted cows, all weights.
Mo. 1 green salted hides, 40 to flu pounds. .
No. I green salted hides, 25 to 40 pounds..
No. 1 green salted bnlls
No. 1 green salted calfskins
No. t green sal ted veal klDS.".
No. 1 green salted runner kips.
No. l green steers, 60 pounds and over....
No. 1 green cows, all weights
.no. 1 green bulls............
Ho. I green hides. 40 to 80 pounds
No. 1 green hides, a to 40 pounds
No. 1 green calfskins
JNo. 1 green veal kips
No. 1 .green runner xlps.
Reduction for No. 2 stock, l)4c per lb. on steers
and light hides, a on bulls and 2c on calfskins.
TH1NG8 ARE L0YLT.
Local Business of All Kinds, Except Specu
lation, In Good Shnpp.
Building was active last week, regardless
of the weather. The number of permits
issued for new houses, mostly medium-sized
dwellings, was 65, involving an estimated
expenditure of $115,320. The largest permit
was taken out by Frazier & "Vetter for six
frame two-story dwellings on Evaline street,
at a cost of $15,600. F. L. Campe was
authorized to erect a brick two-story house
on Harchand street. It will cost $10,700.
"W. E. & E. G. ATooney propose to build
two brick two-story houses on "Westminster
street, for which they expect to pay $9,000.
Mrs. C. Korehead will put np a two-story
brick building on South Hiland avenue at
a cost of $6,500, and Mrs, M. J. Hamilton
will embellish Fortieth street with a two-story
brick at an expense of $5,000.
The Clearing'Hruse report for the past week,
although not so good as that for the week be
fore, is one of the best ot the year. To justify
such ngnres requires a vast amount of busi
ness. While the present is satisfactory, the
future promises even better. Unlike Alexander,
local capitalists are finding new worlds to con
quer. Tin plate will soon be included among
Pittsbnrg industries. The iron mills are run
ning night and day, but this does not enable
them to keep up with their orders. Immediate
deliveries are impossible.
The most interesting feature of the stock
market during the week was a break in Elec
tric, following the announcement of Justice
Bradley's adverse decision, and- its rapid recov
ery of almost all the lost ground. It was of
fered very sparingly and closed steady; al
though a trifle under the best figure ot the
rally. Largs amounts would bring par, or
thereabouts. La Norla closed a little better
than the lowest of the week on good buying,
principally, outside the Exchange. Fluctua
tions in the rest of the list were small and with
out significance, the' only stocks showing any
improvement being Philadelphia Gas and-Cen-tral
Petroleum was dull and featureless all week
until yesterday, wben there was a little spurt
in the market which carried it above the dollar
mark for a few minutes, bnt business was too
llgfft to sustain the advance, and the price
dropped to tl 00, where it stood at the close.
In regard to local realty and the outlook
therefor, the Real Estate Record and Builders
Guild has this to say: "There have been many
transactions conducted so quietly that few sur
mised that anything worth noting was on the
carpet The transfers tell the story. Tbey
demonstrate that instead of a decline in
values property is holding its own everywhere.
We cannot find In any locality any signs of
weakness. We observe some districts where
the movement Is very slow, bnt prices are firm.
On the other band. In many places, there Is a
positive advance a stiffening all around.
Everything is favorable for the continuance of
the conditions which have improved tbe real
estate market within tbe past year.
"The acreage removed from tbe market by
people who are building homes and dwellings
f or renting purposes Is so great that the prices
of unimproved land Instead of diminishing are
Increased in the majority of instances. The
effect of unexampled building operations upon
the nnlmproved realty is not easily estimated.
It is more difficult than to estimate tbe amount
ol unimproved realty that has been placed
I upon the market within a year. One tains ts
evident All the EBimpreved realty alesg tfce
lines of the rapid transit roads, espeelaHr the
more available building eltes, has been ab
sorbed, and much interest Is manifested in ad
joining property. It seems to ns that she sole
question a man has to answer aad each mast
answer It for himself and la his owa .way is,
whether the amount of unimproved realty that
may be offered within a year will operate in a
way to lessen prices. We do not think it will."
Business at the Stock Exchange was satisfac
tory for Saturday,-when little is expected
besides figures. There was a good demand for
bank and insurance stocks, and tbey held their
own and a little more in the bidding, but there
were no transactions. They are good invest
ments; and holders show no disposition to make
The inside feeling on Electric was slightly
weaker, if anything, probably as a natural reac
tion from the sharp recovery from the depres
sion Immediately following the announcement
of Justice Bradley's decision. It could have
been bought, probably, in small lots at a frac
tion above 49, against sales at 48 on Friday.
Large blocks wonlothava brought more. The
stock Is being handled so carefully that there Is
very little danger of a reaction.
The following table snows the prices orkeme
stocks on the New York Stock Kxenange yester
day. Corrected dally for THI Disfatcb by
Wmmxi i. BTXTHXMBOir. oldest Vltuburr mem
bers or Hew York Stock Exchange, 7 Fourth aTe
Am. Cotton On. ...
Attn.. Top. tc a. r,
Canadian r'adflc .,
Central orNew Jersey.l26i
Chesapeake A Ohio.. Mi
C Bur. Qul&er. ....les
a. Mil. A 8t. fan!.... 71H
C jiu. a st. !-. pr....m
C Boct.1. 1 99
c.. at. l. ritu
C, St. L. ftPltts. PC. ....
C St. F..M.0
C. ft Northwestern 112
C. 4 .Northwestern, pf.l
l, V., V. A 1.....
c, c, c l, pr,
ikh. ai s iron ....
Col. Hocking Val
Del., L.&W. VSH
Uel. & Hudson , ....
Denver ft lo U.. pi... ..-
E.T.. Va. ftUa - 1M
E.T..Va. G. 1st pr. .
K. T.. Va. ftOa. 2dpf. SM
Illinois Ontral...... ....
Lake Erie ft Western.. 18tf
Lake IMe ft West. or.
Lake Shore ft M. 8 VSKi
Mlchlnn central.. ....
Mo.. Han. Texas
Missouri faclflo 70V
ft. Y.. L.B.A rY
ft. X.. Ga ft St. Ij....., ....
ft. x., o. ft st. l. pr.
M.X.. O. ASt.li.Mpr ....
N. TC ft N. E VH
ft. r.. o. ft w - lax
Norfolk Western, 01 ....
Nortnern f aclfle met. 7
Ohio ft Mississippi...- TZJi
Oregon Improvement. .. .
Oregon Transcon. MH
Feo. Dec. Kvn... ....
PhUadel. ft Beading.. 4Mf
Pullman Palace Car... ....
Rlehmona A W. P. T.. &
St. P., Minn, ft Man..lIS
St. li. ft San rran pr.
si.ii. A Dan jr. lit pi;. ...
Texas Faclflo 131
Union Faclflc 64
Wabash preferred..... ilH
Western Union Kit
Wheeling ft U ...... To)
Sugar Trust... i . as
National Lead Trust.. 22X
Chicago Gas Trait
Closing Bond Quotations.
V. S. ,rejv. 127
U. S. 4s. coun 127
M.K. AT. Gen. M
Mutual Union Ss...
U. B. 4Ms, reg. WW
V. S. 45. coup.... 105)4
Faclflc s of '9S. IIS
Missouri 6 101H
a. j. cut. Cert.. .113
Northern Fac. lsu..mtf
Northw't'n consols. 145
xenn. new set. ns... juj
Tenn. new set. Ss.. ..101
Oregon ft Trans. 6s.l04
SUL.AI.M. Uen.& SiSa
Su Faul consols ....138
Tenn. new set as.... HH
uanaaa so. mi mm
Cen. FaclflclsU 11 (it
lien. A K. ., Isu.13i
Tx.. FC.L.O.TT Bs.SOK
Den. AB. U.U....
union i'ac. isis...iuh
West Shore JS9
Erie, 2ds W4M
U.K. AT. Gen. 6s.. 63J4
Wis. On oral. com... 2SX
Huron ........... 34
Bell Teiepnone... ..1S9JW
Bo.lonl.and. ........ s
Water .Power....... su
Atch. 4 Top. B. B... 28X
Boston A Albany.. .215
Boston ft Maine.. ...n;
V. A. U... ltt)
Eastern K. B IDS
Flint Jf ere M. oM. 9SH
jaexicanuen. com.. Jf)4
ilex.C.lstmtfr. bds. GSM
. r. AewlCna-... u
N. Y. 4 N. E. 7S....I27
Old Colony. 174
Tamaraet.... ........ 186
ban Diego S
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, tar
nished by Whitney J: Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Block ix
cbanre, Pennsylvania JtaUroad...........-...v UH
Beading , SH
Lehlxh Valley .' UH
Lehigh .Navigation....... ...... suj
U.Oo.'s New Jersey.. ...... .............. .228
Aortnern raclflo.....-1. K
Nortnern faclflo preferred i... 7)j
Saturday's Oil Ranee.
Corrected dally by John M. Oasiey fc Co., 46
Sixth street, members of tbe Pittsburg Petro
t ' Barrels.
Averajce runs. ....... 51.775
Averaze shipment 79,860
Average charters 43,154
Befined, Mew York. 7c.
ltnne,- London. 5 7-lSd.
Beflned, Antwerp. I7Hr.
Beflned. Liverpool, S)id.
A. B. McGrew & Co. quote: Puts, KUc:
calls, Jl 001 OOJf.
Hit It the First Time.
Philadelphia Becord.I t
Being asked the name of the world's
greatest composer, a smart university young
man said: "Chloroform."
THE SHOE BRUSH GONE
i wont miss it, lor i nave long
since adopted an easier and
cleanlier way. A bottle of
and a sponge to keep my shoes
washed clean, save a deal of
labor and shoe leather,
Sold by Shoe Stores, Grocers, Druggists, ta.
The best Harness Dressing
in the world.
WtLFF Jt RANIOLPH. rWKLHHU
T I. .. V
JOSEPH HORNE & CO.,
Cor. Wood and Liberty Sts.,
Importers and Jobbers of
,. Special offerings tula week is
' " SAOTHNS,
For Urges assortment and lowest prices eall
fej. i I I ! V
n& ' -i i n w ts
Eight years ago oaeer' eaaeoaaylewsr
Up. It took off my tracer ) frees oae s44e M
the other, and down to zsy cftin. I tad K .
treated by burning, and got so weak Stat I dM
nottblBk that I could stand it moeh tonfor.H
After much suffering I discarded ar eerr
treatment, and began takln Bwtftf9esHU.
and the cancer soon begaa to beat, sad ssta
short time It was completely beaied asslnt
entirely well. It is now over three yean sfcMe, '
I got well, and there has been bo Hra ef aajr
return of the-disease. I knew; it was oaiesn .
and I know it was cured alose by S. 8. 8. ."
E. V, FjtBBAND, RfHtOH, La.
Treatise on Cancer mailed free.
The Swot Spsctfio Co. Jlrawer aLAitsaisw
512 AND SI4 SMITH FIELD STRCET,
IthwiaMnf n n f TJuVuur
aosMKii a uwrm ovum, -mmmii
AKMintt nllrttju9 Tana "' l- - ' --"--'
tit Credit, for use ot. trarelersL suut y J
cial Credits, v '
IN ETTBBLIMGi j j-
Available la all jWts.of Mm werteV JUwmwsxE
For use In this country, Canada, Xesieev Wesl
jjue9f cwHifl ana lieotnu Asesmv
EXTRACT OF BEEF.V
ARMOUR & CO., -CHEAag
This is now conceded to be -the beat i
market, is witnessed by ta laattfeatwel
lust secured the DIPLOMA FOR MX.C
LENCEatthePare Food Bxy osiMom. w I
CLEANLY IN MANUFACTURE.
And with the bright appetisiBjcStVweii'
JTSDEUXr TITLE AND TBUf T Oft,
Foarth aT "
JL 121 ana ub r o
INSURES TITLES TO
Acts in all fiduciary capaoltl eg.
able investment securities. Beat
superior vault from Jo per aranm apward.
Receives deposits and loans
oaqr est a
traces and approved collaterals.
Tntriom Tknonir --
JAMES J. DONNBLL. T.M?swtt.Vi4
TTTTjiTNEx: & STEPHENSON,
Issue travel erg credits through Win is ss.
JOHM M. OAKLEY fc-M,
- BANKESS AND BBO:
Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Petroteam. r.
Private wire to New York s
45 SIXTH ST, Pitts.
A Home raeuifi
Rye Per Cent Ini
vft - nrf
- .. t J,
Tbe Fidelity Title and TTast
for sale, at SI 0SK and aeersed
me xx. w. s ncs iose .lim
stock ot which is SoLOeftMCf allr i
These bonds are redeemable by
tuna at the rate of siwiooq peraanast;
commencing July L 1894. interest bets
semi-annually, January ana Jury
rnucQ oi sou cdapany.
We bave carefully examined bate tba
ness of this security, and can recoaiuieaa
one otthe'most desirable investments am
FIDELITY TITLE 4 TRUST COM
131 138 Fourth a
814 PENS AraUDE,nTTfc&B84J.rt.
As old residents snow ana back m
burg papers prove, is tbe oldest
and most prominent physician In tl
voting special attention, to all ehroale
MCDnilCand mental diseases
IILIIiuuu decay, nervous de
energy, am Dillon ana nope, impaired msmoryya
disordered sight, self distrust. IwsMwl
dizziness, sleeplessness, plmpUa.ercprisas, k-1
poverished blood, failing powsn,OTsJsAit we- J
nese, ayspepsia, coBsnpaueB, i
fitting tbe person for basineasLSoaiety
riage, permanently, safely and privately i
BLUOD AND SKIN.aSr
blotches, falling hair, bones, paras,
swelling, ulcerations of toei
nicers. oia sores, arir cores
poisons thoroughly eradkat
ily eradicated: from tbej
?.. . . f .i j .
kidney and Madder
meats, weak baekvi
tarrhal discharges, inflammation
painful symptoms receive searching Ue
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whlttier's life-long, extensive
ence. Insures scientific and reliable tn
on common-sense principles Cesealtattetifne.'
Patients at a distance as earef aUy treated aK,
here, umce nours ju at. w s r. jc
10 a. h. to 1 y. n. only. DK. WHII
Penn avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
BRAY'S SPECIFIC EWCW
CURES - J
LOSS OF MEMORY.
mil psrtleBlars la pjqaMes I
sent free. The senatee iflylfj
Bpccinc soia oy aruagnts qMrB
vellow wranner. Pnee. sliaaea
, package, or six for Ss, or trjaaM
UK THE GRAY MEDICINE CO., BtiaWe. S.-I"
on reeeini ot nnoe. or HHai.
Sold in Pittsbnrg by S. 3. HOLLAJfD. etnMT':
Salthftrlrt and Liberty sts, apsl SsM
SPECIALISTS In aM oat
nnlrini? selentillo and eo
tlal treatment! Dr.' 8.X. iafca,
M. E. C.P. 8 iathe oMett'Wti
most experienced speesaUHJaj
tne city. lossojQHKm use if
strictly confidential. "OAs
hours 9 to 4 and 7 to 8 P. St.; Sundajs, 2ta 4 1
K. Consult them personally, or write. BeeMa
Lake, as Penn ave Pittsburg; Pa.
' w " " .i. TTJZ.
Peaayroyai a recent oase
are. Effectual. Prise
ladles, ask voar dnuwtet-l
Coton Soot Compoand aa4 take aer;
or laoiose x stamps tor seosei
ima POND LILY CO SIP.
Meek, Iffl Woodward ave Dearest,
49-Seld la PittebarC Pa-, ay Jwsfc
Iflfi a raws, uww ami jsaimw ns,
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