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SHE MARKET BASKET.
-T?n!iRf5 and Tenderloins Sold at the
Same Old Rates
kl IN SPITE OF EEDDCED LITE STOCK.
Soft Weather Has a Depressing Effect on
Game and Poultry.
DEJIAXD FOR FLOWEKS EXCELLENT
Office of Pittsbubg Dispatch,
x eidat. December is, i&a. J
There are few changes worthy of note in
market basket materials for the week past.
Staple meats move along in the old ruts.
Choice cuts bring the same old prices, not
withstanding the fact that cattle and hogs
ore fully 2c. per pound lower than they were
a year ago.
The drop in live stock so far has been of
little beneht to the consumer. Tenderloins
and choice roasts are the same price now,
when beeves are selling at $4 30, as when
they brought 56 50 per hundred. To be sure,
hides, offals and boiling meat are all reduced,
but choice Cuts are held at the same old Se
ll res. If butchers had any profits a year aso,
tueyishonld be reaping handsome dividends
Good Fish Weather.
In the line of ocean products weather is
favorable to supply. The time is here for
f roxen fish, and dealers are for the most part
furnishing the frozen article. Soft weather,
however, enables the fishermen on the lakes to
secure stock later in the season tnan usual, and
fresh fish are sail to be had.
At the Diamond Market vegetable stalls a
quiet w eek's trade is reported. Tropical fruits
are in supply beyond demand. Florida
oranges have not been so low for years at this
time as they are now.
A leading dealer In vegetables and fruit re
ports that nnninkins are In verv noor demand.
Bald he: "I do not know what has come over
, people in this city, as there is no longer any
hankering for pumpkin pie. There is nothing
in the pie line as delicious or healthy, but some
how our customers do not seem to call for
pumpkins of late." Soft weather the past week
has had a depressing influence on game and
poultry. In both lines markets are i eak.
Batter Slovinc Upward.
The butter movement Is upward. Choice
creamery butter is hnn at quotations. But
tenne is handled to the extent of three or four
carloads weekly In Pittsbnrg. and the result is
slow markets for country butter. It will re
quire close inspection to discover the differ
ence between the spurious and genuine in but
ter lines. The housewife wbo pays 30c to 35c
per pound for butter which is not butter will
be swindled to the extent of 13c to 20c per
pound. If she attempts to cook with the spuri
ous article a discovery will be made.
Florists report trade very lively at the ad
vanced prices. Society is evidently getting in
its work, and from now on till after the New
Tear the demand tor floral beauties promises
to absorb all that our florists will be able to
furnish. During Christmas week supply has
not been up to demand for years past.
Following are Drices of market basket filling
as furnished by leading retail dealers:
The best cuts of tenderloin steak range
from 2D to 25c, with last figure for very
fancy; sirloin, best cuts, from 15 to ISc;
standing nb roast, from 15 to 20c; chuck
luabt. 10 to lie; best round steaks, 15c; boiling
beef, 5 to 8c; sweet breads, 20 to 50c per pain
beef kidneys. 10c apiece; beef liver. 5c a pound;
calf livers, 25c apiece; corned beef from 6 to lOo
per pound. Veal for stewing commands 10c;
roast, 12 to 15c; cmlets, 20c per pound; spring
lambs, fore quarter, 10 to 12c; hind quarters,
15c. A leg of mutton, bind quarter, of prime
quality, brines 12c; fore quarter, 8c; loin of
mutton, 15c; giblets, 5c per pound.
Vegetables and Fruit,
Potatoes. 15c per half peck; Jersey sweet pota
toes.Z5c per half peck; cabbage, 5 to 10c; bananas,
20 to 25c a dozen; carrots, 5c a bunch; lemons, 25
to S5c per dozen; oranges. 25 to 40c; lettuce,
5c per bunch, 6 for 25c: beets, 3 for 10c;
string beans. 35c a half peck; onions, 20
to 35c a half peck: Spanish onions, 5 to
iK eacn; pie pumpKins, iu to oocccorainK
to size; Malaga grapes, 25c per pound; turnips,
0c per half peck; cranberries, 15c a quart;
cucumbers, 50c apiece: mushrooms, 21 a pound.
, Hatter. Eici and Pooltrr.
- Choice creamery butter, 35c Good country
butter, 35c Fancy pound rolls, 40c
The retail price for fresh country eggs Is 40c
The range for dressed chickens is 50c to
11 00 per pair. Turkeys, ISc per pound. Prairie
chickens, H 00 a pair: ducks, $1 00 to SI 25 per
pair; partridges, 8 a dozen; squirrels, 35c a
pain rabbits. 30c a pair: pheasants, SI 25 a pair;
pigeons, 50c a pair; geese, 75c to SI 25 apiece
Fish in Season,
Following are the articles in this line on
the stalls, with prices: Lake salmon, l2c; Cali
fornia salmon, 40c per pound; white fish,
12Kc; herring, 4 pounds for 25c; red snap
pers, 15 to 20c per pound; Spanish mackerel, 30c
to 35c a pound; sea salmon, 40c a pound,
blue fish, 25 to 30c; perch. 10c: halibut, 26c;
rock basvSOc; black bass, 20c: lake trout, 12c;
lobsters, 25c: green sea turtle. 28c; mackerel,
20c small, 40c large. Oysters: N. Y. counts,
SI 75 pet gallon; clams. SI 25 per gallon; scol
lops, 50c a quart; frofs, 2 00 per dozen;
soft shell crabs, 76c per dozen; devil crabs, 85c
la France roses, S3 00 per dozen: Bride roses,
t2 50 per dozen; Pcrles, Jl 50 per dozen; De Watt-
ville roses, $2 50 per dozen: Papa Gontier roses,
SI 25 per dozen; Nlphetos, SI 50 per dozen; Ben-
, netts, S2 50 per dozen: American Beauty, S10
i per dozen; Mermets, 12 50 per dozen; carna
tions, ouc a dozen; juaioen iiair lern, ax per
dozen fronds; lily of the valley, S2 per dozen;
chrysanthemums, SI to S3 per dozen; violets,
SI 50 to $2 a dozen: hyacinths, SI a dozen.
MEAT ON THE HOOF.
The Condition of Business at iheEastLIncrtr
Office of Pittsbuko Dispatch,
Fkidat. December IS, 1S89. I
Cattle Receipts, 240 head: shipments,
220 head; market steady; no cattle shipped to
New York to-day.
Hooe Re.-ipts. 1,900 head: shipments. 2,600
head; market fair: lieht Yorkers, S3 C53 70:
Philadelphias, S3 753 80; 5 cars of hogs shipped
to New York to-day.
Shxep Receipts. 2,400 head; shipments, 2,000
head; market slow; prime, S5 005 25: fair to
good. S4 23i 65; common, S2 003 50; lambs.
$4 0060 25.
NEW Yokk Beeves Receipts. 61 carloads
for slaughterers direct; 43 carloads for exporta
tion, alive and dead, and 21 carloads for
the market, and 15 carloads were on
sale from previous arrival. The trading was
dnll and limited: poor to prime native steers
sold at S3 20i 75 per 100 pennds; a carload of
choice polled Angus steers at So 25; bulls nd
dry cows at SI 252 40. Exports to-day and to
morrow will Include 1,600 beeves and 560 quar
ters of beef. Calves Receipts, 110; market
unchanged and all sold, including veals at 6Vc
Srr pound, and Western calves at 23c
beep Receipts, 3,700, and L500 were carried
over from yesterday; market firmer for choice
ltock, dull and unsettled for common.
'CHICAGO Cattle Receipts. 10.000 head:
shipments. 3,0000 head; market slow and
steady; choice to extra beeves, S4 7535 60;
steers, S2 751 40: stouten and feeders, 52 009
Jrt; Texans, SI 403 10. Hogs Receipts,
27,000 head: shipments. 6,500 head; market
strong: mixed, S3 403 60; heavy quiet at S3 00
63 65; light, $3 353 bi Sheep Receipts,
7,000 head: shipments. 1,000 bead; market
steady: natives, $2 755 75; Western, S3 75;
Texans, $3 0024 10; lambs, S5-CKXJG 00.
ST.IiOTrrs Cattle Receipts. 1,100 head; ship
ments, L1C0 head; market steady; good to fancy
native steers, S4 30ffi5 40: lair to good, S3 259
4 So; stockers and feeders. SI 9063 10: range
steers, 2 003 00. Hogs Receipts, 5.300 head;
shipments. 2,200 head: market weak; fair to
choice heavy, S3 4003 60: packing grades, 3 35
(23,50: light, fair to best, S3 J3U3 4a Sheep
ReSelptsT&OO head; shipments, none; market
strong; fair to choice, S4 tOS 90; Iambs, S4 S0
"Kaitsab Cttt Cattle Receipts, 4,000 head:
gblpmintc. 2,000 bead: market choice and steady;
others weak and 10c lower; some fancy atS505:
natives. S3 004 40: cows. SI 6032 30; stockers
and feeders. i 00ffi3 00. Hoes Receipts. 8,000
head; shipments, none; 2l7c lower: every
thing selling at S3 454 62)1. Sneep Receipts.
400 head; shipments, 300 head: market strong:
rood to choice muttons, S3 805 00; stockers
and feeders, $3 254 SO.
BTJWALO Cattle dull and Irregular; re
ceipts, 145 carloads through, 5 sale, bheep and
lambs Jteady and firm; receipt. 8 carloads
through. 14 sale. Hogs firmer and higher; re
cetots. 12 loads thibugb, 40 sale; mediums and
hwfvt: 53 72S3 76; mixed, S3 7033 75; pigs.
( . Wool Mnntet.
J3t. Louis Receipts of wool 2,312 pounds;
market quiet and steady.
IEW YofeK Vool Is qniet and steady;
domestio fleece, S23tfc; pulled, 23641c; Texas,
kca(c T ,
MABKETS BY "WIRE.
Wheal Declines Under the Influence of
Large OHerlncs Critical" Condition
of the Crop In California
Pork Barely Steady.
Chicago Wheat Good trading charac
terized the speculative market on the
whole to-day, though at times a quiet feeling
prevailed. At intervals trading was very ac
tive The offerings were very large and a good
deal of long wheat closed out. Some short
selling no doubt occurred, bat the largest shorts
took advantage of the1 situation and covered
freely. It was a sort of evening up. It was
claimed that parties who had bought yesterday
and day before on expectation of reaching
higher prices, finding the market did not ad
vance, sold freely as well as longs at higher
European market advices were generally of a
weaker tenor. It was rumored that 40,000 bush
els of wheat had been worked yesterday at
Minneapolis for direct export via Zoo line and
Boston. New York about noon wired no new
bnsiness export can be done excepting at ad
vance in freights. A dispatch was received
from California saying that the heavy rams
were placing the wheat crop in critical condi
tion. The receipts at Minneapolis and Dulnth
were 421 cars, against 812 cars the correspond
ing day last week. For the five days this week
tne receipts at tne two points mentioned aggre
gated 1 685,339 bushels, against 2,303,000 same
period last week.
The market opened at about yesterday's
closing figures, held barely steady for a while,
and then under larce offerings declined lQlUe
for May and lj-fc for December, closing lc
Ion er than yesterday.
Corn was exceedingly dull, trading being
light and almost exclusively local. The feeling
was stead, and values showed little change
compared with yesterday's, 'final quotations be
ins about the same.
Oats were weaker and a shade lower, due to
the decline in wheat and also to free offerings
by longs. The demand, however, was light and
holders were not disposed to force sales.as such
a course would have resulted in materially
lower prices being recorded. Hay was the
principal future traded in, but fluctuations
were only Kc.
Mess pork Trading was only moderate and
the feeling was Steadier. Prices were advanced
57c, but with moderately free offerings a re
duction of 2K5c was submitted to, and the
market closed quiet.
Lard Prices were advanced about 2c early
in the day, but settled back again and closed
Short Rib Sides There was a fair trade and
the feeling was firmer. Prices were advanced
2Kc early, bnt the appreciation was not sup
ported. The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2. December, 7SJ$78K75
77Kc; lanuary. 7SJ78K7677c; May, 83
Oats No. 2. December. 20Kc: January,
c; May. SZSmmic
ORE. Der bbL Jannarv. S9 3009 Xn
9 3009 30: Februarv. 9 4ufM) 42Udi 4009 40:
May. $9 6769 759 679 7a
LAKD,perl00 fts. January. S5S7K05 92
5S7K65 90: February, f5 2K5 9oQ5 92K
5 95; May, S6 106 12KS6 07X6 OTJt
Short Ribs, per loo Bis. January. S4 72K
4 72K: March, 82K4 62J$4 82Se4 82)?;
May.S4 95454 954 95.
Cash quotaffjns were as follows: Flour un
changed. No. 2 spring wheat, 77677Hc;
No. S spring wheat, 66bc: No. 2 red. 77Q
7!c; No.2 corn. 31Jc: No. 2 oats, 2S28c:
No.2 rye. 45Kc No. 2 barley, 58c No. 1 flax
seed. 1 SB. Prime timothy seed, $1 20022. Men
pork, per bbk $99 2a. Lard, per 100 lbs, $5 87&
590. Short nbs sides (loose), S4 704 9a Dry
salted shoulders (boxed), $4 1264 25. Short
clear sides (boxed). $5 055 10 Sugars Cut loaf,
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 14,000 barrels:
wheat, 61.000 bushels: com, 181,000 bushels;
oats, 144,000 bushels;, rye, 5.000 bushels; barley,
67.000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 12,000 barrels;
wheat, 44,000 bushels: com. 189,000 bushels;
oats, 119,000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels; barley,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was unchanged. ggs,2122c
New Yore Flour quiet and irregular.
CoromealdnU. Wheat Spot dull, lower and
heavy; options lower and weak. Rye weaker;
western. 6062c Barley easy. Barley malt
dull. Corn Spot dull and weaker; options
moderately active. He lower and steady. Oats
Spot quiet and easier; options qniet and
weaker. Hav auiet and steadv. Hods firm
and in fair demand. Coffee Options opened .
nrm osjio points npand closed steao v ana un
changed to 10 points down: sales, 86,250 bags,
including December, 16.1016.30c; January,
16 1516.25c; February. 16.2016.40c; March,
ia3016.45c; April. lG.4S16.S0c! May, 18.35
10.55c: June. 16.5016.55c: July. 18.40ai6.60c:
August, 16.50-3'iaeOc: September, 16.55i6.GOc;
October, ia45iaS5c; November, 16.5016.55c;
spot Rio firm; fair cargoes,14c: No.7.17i;c
faogar Raw, steady and quiet; refined weak
and quiet. Molasses New Orleans, fairly ac
tive Rice in fair demand. Cottonseed oil
dull. TaUow steadier. Rosin quiet. Turpen
tine quiet 45c Eggs quiet and weak; Western,
23c; receipts, 3,981 nackages. Portr quiet and
firm: mess, inspected, $11 0011 25; do unin
spected. $10 5010 75; extra prime, $9 7510 00.
Cut meats quiet: middles easy; short clear,
$10 60. Lard Spot weak and dnll; options
steady; Western steam. S6 25; option sales of
3,500 tierces: January. $6 236 25. closing at
$6 24 asked ; February, $6 29; March, $6 37. closin g
at S6 36 bid; April, SO 41 bid; May, $6 47S 49.
closing at $6 46 bid. Butter dull and easy;
Elgin, 2920Kc; Western dairy. 919c; do
creamery,- H27c; do held, 1019c: do factory,
1719c Cheese easy and more doing; Western,
Philadelphia Flour dull and in buyers'
favor. Wheat opened weak; options declined
about c and closed nominal; fair to good mill
ing wheat, 78S5c; choice and fancy long
berry at 8792c; ungraded on track, 86c; No. 2
red, December, SOJSSle; January, 80V81Vfc;
February. K82c: March. 83X81c Com
weak; car lots rnled in buvers' favor; new No. 4
mixed, on track, 39c: new No. 3 mtxed.on track,
40c; newsteamer. 4142c: new No. 2, 4243c;
No. 2 mixed December, 3939c: January,
3SJS9c;February, 3939!4c: March.3939Xc
Oats firmer; No. 3 white, 3030Kc: Na 2 white,
SlJc: futures advanced lic under light offer
ings; No. 2 white December, 305i3lMc; Janu
ary, 30i30Jic; February. 3t30c; March.
3(31& Eggs dull and unsettled; Pennsyl
vania firsts, 21c
Milwaukee Receipts, 356 tars, shipments,
63 cars, against 262 and 64 yesterday. The de
mand for sample wheat, considering the tone
for futures, was good, thouch at a lower range
than yesterday. Buying, as for some time past,
was mainly by home millers for their own use.
Larger receipts brought more of it on the
sample tables, but it was pretty well disposed
of at the end of the session, excepting the low
grades, and they were again very difficult to
sell. Buyers were in the market for them that
claimed to be unable to handle them atthn
E rices asked. Closing quotations: No. 1
ard, December, 77c: January, TSJc: May,
82Jc; on track, 78c; No. 1 Northern, Decem
ber, 74Jfc; January, 74Kc; May. 80c; on
track, 76Kc: Na 2 Northern, December, 72c;
January 72c; May, 77c: on track, 7274c
St. Loins Flour quiet and steady. Wheat
lower; there was a slight show of -strength
early in the day on small receipts at spring
wheat centers, but with declining markets
elsewhere, the close was weak and c be
low yesterdav: No. 2 red, cash. 77ic; Decem
ber, 7787SC closed 77Vc asked; May.81?
82Kc closing at 81J8Ic asked. Com dull
and weak: No. 2 mixed, cash,27i27Jc; De
cember. 27K27c closed at 27Kc bid; Janu
ary, 27J6-.ffJc, closed atVTc; May, 299
29c, closed at 2929c asked. Oats weak:
No.2 cash. 20c; May, 22J$cbid. Rye, No. 2
43o bid. Barley, only sale was one car In
Minnesota at 54c Flaxseed SI 23. Provisions
dull and unchanged, with light demand.
Milwatjeee Flour steady; No. 2 spring on
track, cash, 727Sc;May, 76c;No. 1 Northern,
90c Com quiet; NcS, on track, 2929Kc Oate
dull; No.2 white, on track, 22K23c. Rye qniet;
No. L in store, 46c. Barley steady; No. 2, in
store, 46Kc Provisions easy. Pork. $8 80.
Lard. So WX Cheese steady: Cheddars, 99Xc
Toledo CI overseed active and lower; cash,
December and January, $3 60; February,
BoilE good residences are going up In Swiss
vale and many more will be built there next
Aeelee was put ont on 'Change yesterday
for a bid on Philadelphia Gas Trust, but there
was no response.
The Western Union Telegraph Company an
nounces a quarterly dividend of 2 per cent,
payable January 15.
The Pennsylvania Railroad is double-tracking
the Schnvlkill Valley line between Perklo
men and Pbcenlxville.
Thirtx-two mortgages were completed yes
terday. The largest was for $6,600. Seven
were lor purchase money.
The call for national hank statements Is ex
pected any day, but may be delayed until the
week between Christmas and New Year's.
The Farmers' Deposit, Marine, Mechanics',
City Savings, Fourth Avenue, Tradesmen's and
Citizens' banks will hold their annual elections
A PlTTSBTnto broker who was In New York
a few days ago, said that there two shares
of Chemical Bank stock sold for $5,000 each.
This Is considered the most valuable bank stock
In the United States, If not In the world.
It 13 reported that the McMullen property on n
ioerry suey uu ueen sola to tne syndicate
whlth Is operating in that section, and that a
bid has been made for the African M. E.
Church property on Virgin alley, near Cherry.
It a valued at $50,000. " ''
BI& 'DEAL IK REALTY.
Valuable Property of the Late Gen.
Sweitzer, on Fourth Avenue,
PURCHASED BY CAPT.TAKDEGEIFT
"Who Will Ornament It With a Magnificent
Ten-Story Office Bailding.
THE OLD HAMILTON HOTEL X0T SOLD
A report which obtained curreneyyester
day, to the effect that Henry A. Weaver &
Co. had negotiated the sale of a large prop
erty on Fourth avenue, between "Wood and
Smithfield streets, to Captain J. J. Vande
grift for 5120,000, was ascertained bycalling
upon Mr. "Weaver, wb.6 had the property in
charge, to be correct, but he stated at the
same time that the publication of the fact
just now would be premature, as the title to
the property had not passed. Nevertheless,
as the transaction had become street rumor, he
reluctantly consented to give the facts.
The property In question was owned by Mrs.
General Sweitzer and her sister, Mrs. O'Hara
Denny, and comprises 10L 103 and 105 Fourth
avenue. It has a frontage of 60 feet on Fourth
avenuo by 120 in depth. ThebuUdlngs are oc
cupied by insurance and real estate agents.
From another source it was learned that
Captain Vandegrif t will, next spring, put up a
magnificent ten-story building on the property,
to be used as offices for the pipe line and other
large Interests with which he is connected. He
had contemplated erecting a $100,000 building
on his lot adjoining the Oil Exchange, but it
being only a 25-foot front, too narrow for such
a costly structure, he found it advantageous to
make the change.
In regard to the statement that the Hamil
ton Hotel property had been purchased by the
Amerlcus Club, Mr. Weaver said that such a
deal is talked of, but is far from consumma
tion, there being difficulties in the way which
make the sale quite uncertain.
There are divergent views In England in re
gard to the experimental tin plate plant In this
city. The following Is taken from a Wolver
hampton letter published in the current num
ber of the American Manufacturer:
"Your experimental tin plate plant Is still
e voting considerable interest among our Welsh
and other tin plate makers. As a specimen of
how widening opinions differ on the matter, I
may give two extracts. The first of these Is a
recent letter to a Welsh cotemporary by a
Pittsbnrg iron and steel maker. He says the
tin plate makers of the Principality are report
ed to the States to be very excited in conse
quence of the alleged successful working of
the experimental tinning plant at the recent
Pittsburg Exposition. 'It may interest that
section of your community,' the writer contin
ues, to inow through your journal that the
whole thing was a dismal failure. I have not?
the time nor the inclination to go into details
and explain the reason why it was a failure, but
will simply ask those who doubt that which I
Eaytocome out and investigate the truth of
my statements. Nor your people need not be
alarmed at any American competition in that
commodity tor many years to come,'whether the
tariff be increased to 2 cents per pound or not.'
"It is somewhat singular that while a Pitts
burg man decries the project, an English au
thority should praise it. A London cotempo
rary publishes to-day an article upon the sub
ject, In which it says: This is an enterprise upon
which the American mind has long been bent,
and it is not easy to see what serious difficulty
stands in the way of its taking root in the
country. It the undertaking were delayed
throngh the lack of skilled labor, that is an ob
stacle which a few months could easily remove,
for there must be many hundreds ot good
workmen in South Wales wbo would be found
ready to cross the Atlantic for the higher
wages which their services would command in
the United States. Then there is the certainty
that as soon as ever the industry is fairly
started, the Government will be willing enough
to give it all needful protection by placing a
prohibitive duty on Imported tin plates.' There
is a very agreeable prospect for the American
tin plate manufacturer, but Ittis a very doleful
one for the British maker, continues the writer,
who is at last confronted by the impending loss
of a market of which he has for many years en
joyed the exclusive monopoly. This is an
event which has been long predicted, but its
realization, though often threatened, has teen
delayed until now.
"The article In question concludes as follows:
'According to the statement of a Pittsburg co
temporary, this new departure was success
fully entered upon a "few weeks since at the ex
hibition, which is being held in that city, and
an article has been turned out which it Is said
completely eclipses the material produced in
South Wales. This latter allegation is proba
bly a harmless exaggeration on the part of the
Secretary ot the newly-formed American
Tinned Plate Association, bnt, as regards the
successful inauguration of the industry itself,
theie is but too much reason to fear that tha
narrative is accurate enough. The plant is in
charge of two experienced tin plate workers
wbo have been brought from South Wales,
and. as tm plate manufacturers possess no se
crets with respect to their processes, being cer
tain that the association has fullv gauged the
probability of success, and that tin plate manu
facture is at last fairly started by our Ameri
can friends.' "
One of the most interesting features ot the
building trade during the year that is drawing
to a close has been the large number of small
houses erected, ranging in cost from $800 to
$1,200. Of those costing $5,000 and upward
comparatively few were built; for the reason
that so many high-priced buildings were
erected last year and the year before as to
somewhat glut the market. The large major
ity of the small houses were built by persons
who own and are living m tbem. Very few of
them were put up for investment or rent. They
are the homes of working people, a fact that
speaks volumes fox the prosperity of the com
munity. It should not be taken for granted, however,
that this acquisition to the number of small
houses in the city and its environs supplies the
demand. Far from it It is only a beginning.
A Fourth avenue real estate dealer said yester
day that be could fill, at once, several hundred
such houses if he had them. The work of
building them, therefore, should not be allowed
to flag. The prosperity and growth of the city
are involved. People will not come here un
less assured of comfortable houses to live In at
moderate rents. There is material here for
capitalists and builders to think over.
Recent changes in hardware have been cumu
lative in effect, and are fast bringing a new
order of things Into existence In builders'
hardware many of the new designs are re
markable for their beauty of finish and artistic
conception. The trimming of a house with
the proper hardware a subject so long neg
lectedhas now assumed its true importance,
and is as much the subject of personal choice
on the part of the owner as anything else con
nected with the building. In bronze goods es
pecially there Is an increasing demand for the
best and handsomest that can be made the
question of price being no consideration what
ever. The new steel lock has made a favor
able lmpresslcn, and seems destined to hold a
permanent place. The substitution of mild
steel for wrought iron has gone on at a very
rapid rate. In butts and hinges it is universal
it has partly made its way Into bolts and
tacks, and in numerous small articles it has
proved its superiority. Owing to the advance
in prices the prospects of the steel nail are
brighter, "but the question of gauge still re
mains unsettled. The new gauge has been
adopted by only a few mills, and it must receive
the verdict of the consumer before it can bs
said to be a success.
SEXT TO B0THIKG.
Only Forty Sharei or Stock Sold on'Change
There was hardly enough business In the
stock market yesterday to establish quotations.
Central Traction and Philadelphia Gas were
the only things handled, 80 shares of the
former and 10 of the latter satisfied tha de
mand. Neither of the active stocks showed
any positive change.
The drift of sentiment in regard to the sale
of the Philadelphia Company building was
that it was a wise step and would strengthen
the property on the market.
Wheeling Gas tort ground, 22 being tha best.
1?HE PlTTSBimG -VISPJUTCE, WtUBDJCF, DEOEMBlflglaglEBSIfi1
bid. Electric was steady at 47 bid and 48 asked,
Westinghouse Airbrake was" held at 117 at the
close against 118 the previous day. Switch and
Signal was also a trifle weaker. Central Trac
tion maintained Its position, but the others
A broker remarked: "Orders are as scarce
as hens teeth. Some of the Boys have a few,
hut the most of them have none. I think there
will he a change for the better after New
Bid. Asked. Hid. Asted.
Commercial Na. Unk, 9SX S3 KH
.Marine Nat. Bank 1CJ .... 1
German-American Ins 51 :;
Rumboltlns. Co, ,' 0 .... w
M. 4M. A at- Bank , SO
Weitern Ids. Co .-. COM
Allegheny HeatlnrCo, ,& ;Jf0 ;;
People's N. O. & ".Co ..... 't- JJu-
FennarlvanlaOss Co.. JiU'1,!,.'i .... ""
Philadelphia Co s, MX Kl4 .... t'"'
Wheeling UasOo, a II !
Columbia Oil Co ... Vt wi
1 una Oil Co 70
Washington (MI Co 75 "
Central Traction S2J Vi K s2'
Pleasant Valley 22 S3 Z2
Pitts.. A. & Man 155 t
Allegheny Valley B.B. I
Chartlers Hallway..... 45
P'g. rou'g't'n & Ash 31 .... ;;
F. C. &8t. L , .... 25 ....
Pt., Va. AC.K.K.CO.. 41
Pitts. & AV.R K. nref. .... 19
N.Y. & COas Coal Co. S3
La Norla Mining Co. K H ,
Luster Mining Co 20K 25 20tf M
Yankee Girl Mining... ,.' ZH
AlleffhenyCo. Electno ,... SS .." ;;
Weitl nxhome Electric 47 43 C
Monongahela N.Co.... 75 ....
Mon'gahela Water Co. JO
Unions. signal Co 1SX .... 13
V. b. & Big. pref. 49 .. . ..
Westinghouse A.B. Co. 114 117 MX VO
Pitts. Cvclorama Co .... 5
At the morning call SO sharesof Central Trac
tion sold at 32. In the afternoon 10 shares of
Philadelphia Gas brought 80
The total sales of stocks at New Sort yester
day were 182,861 shares. Including: Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western. 27,440; Missouri
Pacific 7,500; Northern Pacific preferred, 3,450;
Beading, 9.900; St. Paul, 6,635.
Plenty of It For Legitimate Business Pur
poses Clearing Hoase Flaure-
There was no material change in the focal
financial situation yesterday. Money was easy
for legitimate purposes at 6J per cent the
bulk of the loans at the inside figure. Check
ing and depositing were large. Currency was
scarce. The exchanges were $2,138,510 S3, and
balances $232290 61.
Money on call at New York vesteruay ranged
at 5 to 8 percent; last loan. 6; cloed offered
at 4. Prime mercantile paper, 67K- str
ling exchange quiet and steady at S4 80 for
60-day bills and SI 84 for demand.
Closing Bond Quotations.
n fl. LrflE? its
M. K. AT. Gen.M .64
Mutual Union fts... .100.,
N. J. C. Int. Oert...lX
Northern l"ac lsta..US
U. H. U. coup 127X
u. o. 41, reg uiui
U. 8. 4SS, COUP.... 104,Vf
Pacific 6a of '05! 115
juissoun os liu
Tenn. new set. fts... 10S3
Tenn. new set. 5s. ...102
Tenn. new set. Is.... Ha
Oregon A Trans. fts.l029
&t.L. ftl.M. Uen.51 87
3t.L. U.K. Gen.il. 117
St. Pant consols ....123
St. PL Chi A Pc. lits. II8M
canaaa so. zas son
Cen. Pacificists 112
Den. AK.G., UU...I1S
Den. AK.G. 4s 78)4
Erie, Zds 101)4
U. 2.. A T. Gen. 6s 73)4
Tx., Pe.L.G.Tr ES.89K
union rac. uu...,u
West Shore IDS
New Yoke Clearings, S119.653.0C3; balances,
Boston Clearings, 516,136,135; .balances,
S1.GS7.924, Monev, 3 per cent.
Baltimore Clearings. SL862,301; balances,
Philadelphia Clearings, $11,113,597; bal
Loudon The amount of bullion withdrawn
from the Bank of England to-day is 100,000.
Bar silver. 44d per ounce.
Paris Three per cent rentes, 831 33c for
Chicago Bank clearings were $11,219,000.
New York exchange was 25c discount. Bates
for money continue steady at 6 percent tor call
and 6Q7 per cent for time loans. The demand
is good and snpply sufficient for all legitimate
Show Very blight Changes No Business to
The oil market yesterday was, perhaps, the
dullest of thefweek very little doing, and the
range being narrow. Professionals bad it all to
themselves, as usual. The opening was 104;
highest, 10 lowest, 103; closing, 104.
Pittsburg tried to infuse somelife into the
market by buying a few small bundles, in which
sue had the assistance of Oil City, but the suc
cess was not commensurate with the effort.
New York was bearish, and Bradford on the
fence. The close at almost the highest point of
the day Indicated steadiness. Thursday's clear
ances were 320,000 barrels.
Features of the Market.
Corrected dally by John M. OaKiey x Co., 45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 1C4 (Lowest 103)4
Blgbest IWJi Closed 104
Average runs 53,785
Average shipments 76,130
Average charters 33,121
Kenned, Mew York. 7.50c
Keflneo, London, ft S-18d.
itenneo, Antwerp. ,ijft.
Kedned. Liverpool. 6 1-lSd.
Kenned. Bremen. 7.20m.
A. B. McGrew quotes: Puts, $1 03; calls,
Other Oil Markets.
On. Cttt. December 13. Opened at $1 01;
highest, $1 uy, lowest, $1 03; closed, $1 04.
Bradford. December 13. Opened at SI 01;
closed at $1 03; highest, $1 OftJ; lowest,
TnusvnAE, December 13. Opened at
$1 04; highest, SI 01; lowest, $1 04: dosed,
New Yoke. December 13. Petroleum opened
steady at SI 03, and after the first sales moved
up slowly. There was little shown in the trad
ing and the market closed dull at SI 03
Stock Exchange: Opening, SI 03; highest,
SI 03; lowest, SI 03; closing SI 03. Con
solidated Exchange: Opening, jl 04; highest.
SI 04: lowest, SI 03; closing, $1 04. Total
sales, 3,000 barrels.
A DAI FOR BIG DEALS.
An Unpaually Largo Number of Important
Transactions In Realty.
L M. Pennock & Son sold for the Irwin heirs
93 acres coal land in Mifflin township to the
heirs of James A. Hays, tor $300 per acre. They
also sold and settled a mortgage for
$2,000. three years, on a farm near
Glendale: also one for $900, five years,
on property in the Thirty-first ward
both at 6 per cent, and one of $5,000, five years,
on property on the Southside at 4J.per cent
Jamison & Dickie sold f or Mary B. Reed a
a new five-room house on Oerrette street,
twenty-first ward, to F. T. Crissman for $2,400,
and for Thomas P. Marshall five lotion Monti
cello street, 26x140, to J. H. Rugg for $2,300, and
for the Ewing estate seven lots on Mayflower
street. East End. for 55,500.
Reed B. Coyle & Cat 31 Fourth avenue,
placed a mortgage of 3o.000 on McKeesport
property for 10 years at 5 per cent.
Alles Bailey, 104 Fourth avenue, sold for
Mr. Walther Baker, No. 44 Rebecca street,
Allegheny, lot about 70 feet on Rebecca and
about SO feet on Belmont street, to Lee k Ham
ilton for business purposes, for $4,500.
Wm. Allen Herron & Sons sold a lot 80x198
feet, with a large frame house, on th1? easterly
side of North Hiland avenue. Twenty-first
ward, near Station street, tor $10,500 cash.
James W". Drape & Co. sold a property on
Penn avenue. Ninth ward, near Fourteenth
street, lot 24x100 feet, for $14,750. Also a house
and two lots on Todd street. East End, lots
each 24x110 feet, for $3,250. Also a lot 24x110
feet on same street for $1,000. Also placed a
mortgage of $5,000 at 6 jet cent on a residence
property in McKeesport. Also a mortgage of
$2,000 at 5 per cent on a residence and lot In
Allegheny. Also six mortgages of $12,000 at 6
per cent on properties in and-around the cities
and suburbs, and secured an option fora client
on a fine bnsiness property in the center of the
city at a figure verging on $4Z.00O cash.
Black &Baird, 95 fourth avenne, sold for
Mrs. R. J. Hardy to W 1111am Anderson a lot on
Juliet street, Oakland, being lot No. 31 in the
Hardy plan, for $700.
NO B4JP0NE. " i
Railroad Shares Contlnne Their Downward
movement Activity In the JSngor
Trust, Which Is Thoncht to
Have Toncbed Bottom.
New YOBi&DecemberlS. The stock market
continues to show a steady decrease in the vol
ume of business, and to-day's receipts, espe
cially for the stocks of the regular list; was
smaller than anything seen in months. Jibe
nntisted depaetment was more accurate In the
aggregate, bnt the Increase was all in Sugar,
which was more traded in than on any other
day this week, with the exception of Tnesday.
The stock seemed to touch bottom to-day at
55, when large buying orders came in and a
substantial gain of over 4 per cent was made,
though the Improvement was, not retained at
the close. The buying seemed for the most
part to be covering; but there were heavy or-
ders executed for Boston account, and large
blocks of borrowed stocks were turned to-day.
Indicating that the covering yesterday was ma
terial The outside buying stimulated investment
by the room traders In the long side, and the
reaction was due more to realizing by this ele
ment than to anything else. Chicago Gas was
depressed at first on reports that a plan for the
readjustment of the company's affairs had
fallen through, but a complete rally occurred
later In the dav. A report of the business of
the Missouri Pacific Railroad for the year
ending June 30 was published by one of the
news agencies, and which It wa claimed was
official, that the company had failed to earn
even the fixed charges for tbat,time by some
thing less than $100 000. The publication may
'hate some little influence upon the stock, but
extreme fluctuation for the day was only per
cenVppd U closed only per cent lower than
The Only activity in the railroad list was in
Lackawanna, which was stronger, but moved
up only a fraction. A report that the deal in
Tennessee Coal was over for thelpresent-esult-ed
in some selling of that stock, and it lost 2
per cent, but recovered 1, The most important
movements, however, were in Memphis and
Charleston, which spurted up 5 per cent on the
declstou of the Supreme Court of Alabama,
prohibiting the Eastern from voting the major
ity of the Memphis and Charleston stock which
it holds, and throwing the control of the com
pany to the minority stockholders.
There was renewed selling of the Chicago and
East Illinois stocks, especially by Boston par
ties, and the common dropped nearly 3 per
cen most of which was recovered, but the rest
scored a drop of 6V per cent, only 2 of which
'was regained. The general list was quiet to
dull throughout. Opening prices advanced
slightly, but the gains were afterward gener
ally lost, and the market closed dull and steady
at close to opening figures.
Railroad bonds were dull and presented no
feature of interest, while the tone of tho deal
ings was generally steady. A few marked
declines were scored, among the Inactive issues,
but they are few in number.
The following tame snows tne prices or active
stocks on the Mew York Stock Kxcnange yester
day. Corrected dally Tor Tub Dispatch by
WnmntT & stiphinson. oldest Flttsbnrg mem
bers of Mew York Btock Kxcnange, 57 fourth ave
Am. Cotton Oil Trust., ai
Am. Cotton on
A ten., Top.&B.F 53H
Canadian Paclflc 72)4
Canada ttouthern S3
Central of New Jersey. HIM
Cbesaoeake A Ohio ... 2SM
C. Bur. s Quluey. ....105
a. Mil. A St. faul....3X
C MU.Abt,P.. pr
C KocKL 41" 97K
C tit, L. A fltts ISX
C St. L. A Pitts, ot. 59
c st. r.. ii, ao
c. st. i.i. a v.. or. ...
C A Northwestern 110H
UA .Northwestern, pr.M0)4
a, a. c. & i mi
c. a, a al, nr S9i
Col. Coal a Iron....... iSM
Col. A Hoctlnz Vat .. l?K
Dei.. L. A W. ISStf
Del. A Hndson. US
Denver Rio a
Denver&ItloO.. pr ,.
K.T.. Vs. AGs ..I.
E. T Va. a Ga. 1st nf. ....
E. a.. Va. sua. 2d pr. ....
Late Brla A Western.. 17H
Lake Krle A West. pr.. 63)2
Lake Shore A At. 8 107
Louisville A Nashville. t&X
Michigan Central 97
lio.. Kan. A Texas.... SM
Missouri Paclflc. 67)4
Hew fork Central 107)4
h. y.. L..E.A W 27
21. X.. C. A St. L,
ft. i., c. a st. l. nr.
N.x.. c. AHt.L.zd or ....
N. XAW. 1C 44
ft. Y O. A W i9"t;
Norfolk Western, nf. S9
Northern Pacific 32
Northern facltte pret, 76M
Ohio Mississippi..... 21)4
Oregon Improvement. 43
Oregon Tnmscon MM
Feo. Deo. A Kvans
PhUadel. A Beading.. 39X
Pullman Falace Car. ..189
Klcnmona A W. r. T.. 21 K
Richmond A W.P.T.pr 80
St. P.. Minn. A Man.. Ill
St.! A san Fran IS
St. L. A San Kran pf.. 37X
St.JL,. A Ban IT. 1st pf.
Union Paolnc 68
Wabash preferred XX
Western Union S5&
Whselmg A L. .
Sugar Trust 53)4
National i.ead Trnst
Chicago (las Trust
Ateh. ATon..lst7s. 115M
Old Colony. 175
Wis. Central pr.... 62
Calnmet A Heels ,..243
Bell Telepnone 1991(
Boston Land S
Aster Power 6
San Diego 19
Santa Fu copper. ...1.02X
Ateh. A Top. B. K. .. W
Boston A Albany.. .215
Boston A Maine. ....201!
C. H. AU. 105
Clnn. San. A Cleve. 24
Eastern B. it 1UJ4
Eastern K. B, 6s ....121
Flint FereM 23
flint sreroM. prd. 92
Little K. A PtTs. 7s. 99
Mexican Cen. com.. 1?X
Mex.C.lstmtg. bds. 69X
. Y. AftewlSng... 44
. Y. Aft. E.7s..126X
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney & Stephenson, brokers. Ho. 57
Fourth avenue. Members Hew York Stock .Ex
change. Hid. Asked.
Pennsylvania Batlroad. '- 53
Keaaing 19 15-18 20
Lealgh Valley 52 VLi
Lehigh navigation 52K 53
Northern Pacific 32 32X
Northern Pacific preferred 78X U4
Both Scotch nnd Bessemer Pie Irregular,
but Speculation Still Active.
London. December 1Z
Scotch Pig Warrants have continued irreg
ular in price, with the Speculation still active,
and both bulls and bears operating with confi
dence. Sales were made as low as 58s. 9J., from
which a reaction to 60s. 3d. took place, and to
day there were sales at 6"s. Makers' iron in
fairly active demand and prices for most
brands are firm.
No. IColtness 79s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Summerlee 78s. Od. f.o. b. Glasgow,
No. 1 Gartsherrie 78s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. lLangloan 78s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Carnbroe 62s. 0d. f. o. b. Glasgow
No. IShotts 77s. Go. t. o. b. Glasgow
No. 1 Glengarnock 77s. Od. atArdrossan.
No. 1 Dalmellington ...70s. Od. atArdrossan.
No. lEglinton C9s. Od. atArdrossan.
Bessemer Pig Speculative sales have been
made at irregular prices, but makers continue
very firm, and to-day West Coast brands were
quoted at 77s. 6d. for Nos. 1, 2, 3, L o. b. ship
Middlesbrough Pig Sales have been made by
speculators at as low as 59s. Sd. for Na 3. from
which point a reaction to 61s. 6d. took place.
To-day the market Is quite firm, with good
merchant brands quoted at 61s. 6d. for No. 3. f.
Spiegeleisen There is still a brisk demand
and sellers have advanced their pries. English
20 per cent quoted at 97s. 6d. upward f. o. b. at
Steel Wire Rods Prices unchanged but the
Market very firm and demand fair. Mild
BteeL No. B, quoted at 723.60. f. o. b. ship
ping port. ' ,
Steel Rails The demand continues active.
Makers ask 2s. Od. advance and are very firm.
Heavy sections quoted at 7 f. o. b. shipping
Steel Blooms There has been a recovery of
last eek's decline and tho market is fairly
active. Bessemer 7x7 qnoted 6 7s. 6d. f. o. b.
Steel Billets Prices the same as last week
and the market firm with good demand.
Bessemer (size 2x23) quoted at 6103. f. o.b.
Steel Slabs The demand is only fair and
prices aie slizbtly irregular. Ordinary sizes
quoted at 6 23. 0L f. 0. b. shipping point.
Crop Ends There has been little doing and
prices are still nominal. Run of the mill quoted
at 3 12s. 6d. f. o. b. shipping point.
Old Rails The demand rather slow at
present, bnt sellers remain firm. Tees quoted
at 3 7-. 6d.3 12s. Od... and double h eads at 3
12. 6d.S 15s. f. o. b.
Scrap Iron The market has remained quiet,
but prices are steadv. Heavy wrought quoted
at SQ3 2s. Ed. L o. b. shipping points.
Manufactured Iron A fairly active busi
ness Is still going on. Black sheets have ad
vanced another 5s., but no other changes
I .Stafford ord. marked bars.
t o. b. IVpool) 9 10s0d 0 OsOd
" common bars 8 Os 0d 8 6s.0d
l black sheet singles 0 Os 0d10 OsOd
Wettntais, f. o. b. Wales. . . 7 12s 6d 7 17s 6d
iSteamer Freights Glasgow to New York,
2i fiSLlverpool to New York. 10s. Od.
1 Metal Olnrltet.
NEW YOEK Pig iron qnletand strong. Cop
per dull and steady; lake, December $14. Lead
Losnoir Pig Tin Cast week's advance
prompted realizations and the market has
gradually weakened, selling down 2 from the
highest point. Straits, quoted to-day at 98
15s. for spot: futures (3 months) 96 5s.
Copper Consumers have been less eager
buyers, and prices have declined under realiza
tions by speculators to the extent otl 10s. To
day the market is stronger with Chili bars
a noted 49 10s. for spot, 49 5s. for future de
very. Best selected English, 5757 10s.
Lead A fair business doing, but the market
weaker. Spanish quoted at 13 17s. 6I.
Speiter The demand good and prices firm,
with an advance paid. Ordinary Silesian
quoted at 23 17s. 6d.
Tin Plate The demand has beenslower, and
buyers' best offers are 6d. to Bd.- lower than
last week, not going over 15s. Od. oa large lot
of Besses era.
Continued Mild Weather Unfavorable
to Produce Trade.
A Kew York Coffee Jobber's Yiews of the
CEREAL SITUATION IS UNCHANGED
Owt.ce or PrrrsBUBO dispatch,
FEIDAY. December 13, 1889. S
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
While there is nothinglike abcom in produce
lines, Friday's trade was an improvement on
what we have been having for a few days past.
The disturbing clement of markets has been
the soft weather. A few frosty mornings would
immensely stimulate trade. Choice grades ot
dairy products are very firm at quotations.
Soft weather has given a black eye to game and
poultry trade. Tropical fruits are also de
pressed by the same atmospheric influences.
Potatoes are a shade firmer, owing to light re
ceipts; Sweet potatoes are very firm. Other
vegetables are qniet. Apples should now be at
their best. But for some reason markets are
sluggish. Supply ot fresh country eggs is not
up to demand.
Butter Creamery, Elgin. 3032cj Ohio
do, 2829c; fresh dairy packed, 2527c; coun
try rolls. 242oc
Beaks Navy band-picked beans. $2 252S0;
medium, $2 102 20L
Beeswax 2b30c V & for choice; low grade,
CiDEK Sand refined, $6 607 60; common,
$3 60ei 00; crab cider. $8 008 50 V barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c 9 gallon.
Chestnuts $5 005 50 ! bushel; walnuts,
6070c ?1 busheL
Cheese Ohio, llHKc; New York, HKc;
Limburger, SKQllc; domestic Sweitzer, 110
13Kc; imported Sweitzer, 23c
Eqqs 2627c ? dozen for stnctlv fresh.
Fruits Apples, fancy, tl 03 00 ft barrel;
California pears, S3 504 00 a box; cranberries,
$8 509 60 V barrel; Malaga grapes, large bar
rel. $8 00.
Game Squirrels, 75c$l 9 dozen; quail, $1
51 dozen; prairie chickens. $4 505 00 ft
dozen; pheasants, $4 605 00 $1 dozen: rabbits,
$1 601 75 ) dozen; venison saddle, 1215o jf
pound; veuison carcass. 810c f) pound.
Feathers Extra lire geese, 50C0c; No. 1,
do, 4045c; mixed lots. 3035c V &-
Poultry Live chickens, 6o65c a pair;
dressed. 89c a pound; ducks, 6575c pair;
geese, si 204331 su v pair: live turkeys, iwaiiic t
lb: dressed turkeys, 1213c b.
Seeds Clover, choice. 62fts to bushel, $4 200
4 4 ty bushel: tlovrr.large Englishes. $4 35
4 60; clover, Aisike, $8 00; clover, white. $0; timo
thy, choice. 45 As, $1 60; blue grass, extra clean,
14 lis. $1 25S1 30; blue grass, fancy, 14 Sis, $1 30;
orchard grass, 14 Bs, $1 40; red top, 14 Its. $1 25;
millet, 60 fts, $1 00; millet, 6070c fl bushel;
Hungarian grass, 60 &s, 65c; lawn grass,
mixture of fine grasses, $3 00 fl bushel of 14
Taixow Country, 4c; city rendered. 4J
Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, $2 60
2 25; fancy, $4 005 00: Florida oranges. $200
(jaw; Jamaica oranges. S3 uu&'4 uu fl Darrei;
bananas, $2 00 firsts, $1 50 good seconds.
fl bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 V hundred:
ga, 8K9c W ft; dates, tc V &: new layer
figs, 1215c; new dates. 7c $1 ft.
Vegetables Potatoes, from store, 5560c:
on track, 4550c; cabbages, $1 008 00 a hun
dred; celery, 40c f dozen; Jerseys, $4 004 25;
turnips. $1 001 50 a barrel: onions. $2 a barrel.
Buckwheat Flour 2Ji2jgc f pound.
Sugars are weaker and coffee is stronger.
Mr. j. H. Labaree, a member of the well
known coffee firm of New York, was in the
city to-day and gave his views of the situation,
substantially as follows: "In the past three
years we have had two short coffee crops. Last
year the yield was above average. This year it
has been one-third below average. There can
hardly be a decline of prices before the new
crop begins to come in, which will do next July.
Tho paper money of Brazil is now worth more
than gold in spite of the heavy debt of that
country. Unless some disturbing elements ap
pear which cannot now be foreseen there will
be no change In coffee markets in the near
future, certainly no decline. All Brazilian cof
fees are oaid for in London, and there will be
no decline in prices unless Exchange declines.
r and there are no signs of this now In sight.
Consumption of coffee has now overtaken pro
duction, and from present outlook the world's
supply will by next November fall to three
quarters the average of the past few years."
In the interview with Mr. Labaree it was de
veloped that Germany has imposed a duty of 5c
ger pound on coffee, and France lie In Great
ritain tbe duty is about 2c per pound. There
would be some kicking on this side of tbe pond
if we had a He tax added to every pound of
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2S24c; choice
Rio, 2122c; prime Rio, 20c; low grade Rio,
18HQ19c; old Government Java, 2728c; Mar
acaibo, 23K24ic: Mocha, 28X29Kc; Santos,
20K24c: Caracas. 2224c: peaberry, Rio, 23
21c: La Guayra, 2324c
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands. 21c;
high grades. 2529c; old Government Java,
bulk. 31K33c; Maracaibo, 272Sc; Santos,
24K28Jic; peaberry, 28Kc; choice Rio. 25c;
piiine Rio. 23Kc; good Rio, 224; ordinary, 21c.
Spices (whole) Cloves, 1920c: allspice, 10c;
cassia, 8c; pepper, 17c; nutmeg, 70S0c
Petroleum (jobbers prices) 110 testTVfc;
Ohio. 120, 8Vc; headlight, 150, X(c; water
white, lOc: globe. 1414c: eltine, 14c;car
nadlne, llc; royallne, 14c; globe red oil, lie
Mikkks' Oil No. 1 winter strained. 46347c
f) gallon: summer. 40Q43c Lard oil, 70c.
STRUPS Com syrup, 2830c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime, 3335c: new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, new crop. 4S50c;
choice, 47c: medium. 343c; mixed, 4042c
SODA Bl-carb in kegs, 33Jc; bi-carb in 3.
6Jic; bi-carb, atsorted packages, 56c; sal
soda in kegs, lc do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, fl
set. 8Kc; paraffine, ll12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 67c: choice, 6ffl
6c: prime, 5K6c: Louisiana, 5&K
bTARcn Pearl, 2Jic; cornstarch, 66c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Laver raisins, $2 65; Lon
don lavers, $2 90; California London layers,
tl 75; Muscatels. $2 25; California Muscatels,
$2 10; Valencia,7c; Ondara Valencia, 8Ji68J4c;
sultana,9c; currants,55Jc: Turkey prunes,
45c; French prunes. 69Kc; Salonlca
prunes. In 2-tt packages, 8c; cocoannts, fl 100,
S3 00; almonds, Lan., fl ft, 20c; do. Ivica, 19c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap 1215c; Sicily
filoerts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12js13c; new dates,
G6Kc; Bnzil nuts, 10c: pecans, ll15c; cit
ron, f) ft, 1920c; lemon peel, f) ft, 16c: orange
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft 6c. ap
ples, evaporated. 9c; apricots, California, evap
orated. 1416c: peaches, evaporated, pared,
2628c: poach os, California, evaporated, nn
pared, 1921c; cherries, pitted,1314c; cher
ries nnnitted, 56c; raspberries, evaporated,
25K26Kc: blackberries, 7&c; huckleberries,
SUGARS Cubes, TJJc; powdered, 7Jc; granu
lated, Tc; confectioners' A, 7c; standard A.
6c; soft white, 6i86c; yellow, choice, 6
6Vc; yellow, good, b6iic: yeUow, fair, 6
6c; vellon, dark, 5a
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), $5 60; medi
um, half bbls (600), S3 25.
SALT-N o L ft bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, fl bbl. SI 05;
dairy, ft bbl, $1 20; coarse crystal, f) bbl, SI 20:
Higglns' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, 2 bO; Hlgglns'
Rureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, $2 O0S
2 25; 2ds, $1 b5l 80; extra peaches, $2 402 tO;
pie peaches, 95c; finest corn, $1 001 SO; Hid Co.
corn, 7590c: red cherries, BOcgSl: Lima beans,
$1 20; soaked do, 85c: string do, 0OQG5c: mar
rowfat peas, $1 101 15; soaked peas, 70&0c:
Sineapples. SI 40&1 60; Bahama do, S2 75;
amson plnms, 95c: greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears. $2 50: do
greengage'. $1 85.- do egg plnms, $1 85; extra
white cherries, S3 40; raspberries, 85c6Sl 10;
strawberries. $1 10; gooseberries, $1 S01 40:
tomatoes, 8590c; salmon, 1-ft, $1 651 90;
blackberrie, b5c: succotash, 2-ft cans, soaked,
90c; do green. 2-B, $1 251 60; corn beef. 2-ft
cans, $2 05; 14-ft cans, $14: baked beans, $1 45
1 5U: lobster, 1-ft, $1 751 SO; mackere', 1&
mni). hrniled. SI 50: sardine, domestic ifs.
$4 Z54 60; sardines, domestic. , S6 757 U0;
sardines, imported, i $11 5012 SO, sardines,
imported. Us, $18; sardines, mustard. $3 30:
sardines, spiced. S3 60.
Fish Exf-a No. 1 bloater mackerel, $36 f)
bbl.: extra Na 1 do, mess, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $32: extra No. 1 do, mess,
$36: No. 2 shore mackerel. $24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c f m; uo medium, ueorge's cod,
6c; do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips. 6c: do
George's cod In blocks. 607Kc Herring
Round shore, $4 60 f) bbl; split, $8 60; lake,
12 75 ft 100-ft half bbl. White fish, 56 00 ft 100
ft half bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 ft half bbL Fin
nan haddock, 10c ft ft. Iceland halibut, 13c fl
ft. Pickerel, Y, bbl, $2 00: bbl, $110; Poto
mac bernngVS5 00 W bbL S2 6b ft H bbL
OatmealO 0036 25 ft bbL
Grain, Floor and Feed.
Receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change. 18 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft Wayne and
Chicago, 4 cars of hay, 1 ot flonr, 1 of rye. By
Pittsbnrg, Cincinnati and St. Louis. 1 car of
oats, 2 of wheat, ? of corn, 1 of hay. By Balti
more and Ohio, 1 car of hay. By PittsDurg and
Lake Erie, 1 car of rye. 1 of oats. By Pittsburg
and Western, 2 cars of hay. There was but one
sale on call, namely, a car of Na 2 timothy
By,i069,5days,P.-K,R. Keee4jteGf oereate
nave been os Mm decline for a week or two
past, and as a result tone of markets Is Improv
ing. Oats are particularly strong. Old corn
and choice grades of hay are very firm at quota
tions. Flour Is quiet. Jobbers are putting out
stock freely and taking little In. The amount
of stock in jobbers' hands has been heavy for
a few weeks past. When this Is worked off. as
it bids fair to be before New Year's, prices will
Prices below are for carload lots on track.
WHEAT-NewNo.2 red. 844f85c; No. 3, 80
Corn Na 2 yellow, ear, 4243c; new, S738c;
high mixed, ear. 4041c; No. 2 yellow, shelled,
4242Wc:new,36Ko7Wc; high mixed, shelled,
4141&; mixed, shelled. 41fi41Kc
uAts No. 2 white. 29K30c; extra. No. 3,
2S2ScX: mixed. 26626c.
Rye No. 1 Pennsylvania :ftid Ohio, 63S54c;
No. 1 Western, 5152c
Barlet Western, 45g65c; Canada barley.
FLOUR Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents. $5 005 60: winter straight,
$4 254 50; clear winter, $4 004 25; straight
XXXX. bakers', $3 503 75. Rye flour. $3 603
Millfeed Middlings, fine white. $15 00
15 SO ft ton; brown middling, $11 0(i13 00:
winter wheat bran, $11 25Q11 60; chop feed.
$15 50018 oa
Hay Baled timothy. No. L $11 25U 50;
No. 2 do. SS OQQ10 00; loose from wagon, $11 00
012 00. according to quality: No. 2 prairie.hay,
$7 008 00; packing do. $7 257 50. ,
Straw Cats. Jo 757 CO; wheat and rye
straw, $6 006 25.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 9c; sugar-cured
bams, medium, 10c: sugar-cured hams, small,
llc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon 8osugar
eured shoulders, 5c; sugar-cured boneless
sboulders.74c:sugar cured California bams. 6c;
sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sugar-cured
dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, 12c: bacon shoulders. 5c: bacon
clear tides, 7Kc; bacon clear bellies, TKc: drv
salt shoulders, 5c: dry salt clear sides, 7c.
Mess pork, heavy. $11 50; mess pork, family,
$12 00. Lard refined, in tierces, 6c; halt
barrels. 6c; 60-ft tubs. 6c; 20-fi pails, 6c; 50-
m tin cans, oc; o-auu pans, oc; o- tin pans,
6Kc; 10-& tin pails, 6"c; 5-B tin pails.
6Wa Smoked sausage, long, 6c; large. 5a
Fresh pork links, 9a Boneless hams. lDc.
Pip feet, half barrel, $4 00; quarter barrel.
Tbe followincprices are furnished by Armour
& Co. on dressedmeat: Beef carcasses,450tn550
fts, 6c; 650 to 650 fts, 6c; 650 to 750 fts, 66a
Sheep, 8c ft ft. Lambs; 9c fl ft. Hogs, 6c.
Fresh pork loins, 7a
New York. December 13. There was con
siderable business doing in cotton goods that
have not advanced in price, though at short
ened discounts, and m some instances "at
value." The more general demand, however,
grows quiet, except in prints, which naturally
improve In demand at this period. Pepperill
drills were advanced He a yard.
Weak stomach,Beecham'sPills act like magic
Pears' Soap secures a beautiful complexion.
A Good Place to Locate
Yonr office is in the substantial building
of The Safe Deposit Company, of Fitts
bnrg, where every convenience is provided.
CURED OF KIDNEY DISEASE,
Mr. Charles Preston had for some years been
a victim-of kidney disease. The pain across
his back and kidneys was so severe that sev
eral times he was compelled to give up bis bus
iness. He had more or less pain all over his
body. He had a constant tired feeling, and
much pain over bis
eyes. His appetite at
times was very poor.
He felt very nervous
and could not sleep.
He had. a dropping of
mucus Into his throat,
which.in hawking and
spitting it cut, caused
a burning feeling in
his throat. Ills dis
ease so affected nis
mind that bo became
very melancholy, and.
as he said, be fre
quently felt like kill
ing himself. He be
gan treatment with
tbo physicians of the
Dr. SHAFER. Polypathlc Institute,
420 Penn avenue, on September 23, and became
cored. He can be found at Nos. 5 and 7 Ross
He says: "I take great pleasure in an
nouncing to the people of Pittsburg that I have
been enred of tbe above disease, and most
cheerfully advise those who are suffering from
chronic diseases to consult these doctors.
They treat successfully all forms of kidney
and urinary diseases, chronic diseases and sor
cery. Office hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.
jr. Sundays, 1 to 4 p. jl Consultation free
and strictly confidentiaL Treatment also by
WHOLESALE -:- E0DSE,
WOOD AND LIBERTY STS.
Special attractions now open in useful
goods specially suited for the
Dealers are invited to inspect the stock,
which is complete, and at prices which can
not fail to impress tbe buyer.
7 cpeenbt 20-YEAR GOLD BONDS.
We Offer at Par and Interest $500,000
Bear Lake and River Water
Works and Irrigation Co.
Bonds, Due In 1909, Interest Payable April I
and October I.
These bonds are a portion of a total of
$2,000,000, and are isned to complete the
construction of 120 miles ot canals diverting the
water of Rear Lake and Pear river into the
Ureat Salt Lake. Valley, Utah, for irrigating
250,000 acres of land, and to supply tbe city of
Ogden and other towns with waterf or domestic
and manufacturing purposes.
Thy are secured by a first mortgage on all
tbe property, canals, trancblsesand water rights
belonging to tbe Irrigation Company, including
many thousand acres of fertile land in Salt Lake
Valley. The right is reserved to advance ths
price without notice. For full information,
address or inquire at the offices of the
XARVIS-CONKLIN MORTGAGE TRUST
No. 239 Broadway, New York; No. 518 "Walnut
street, Philadelphia: No. 66 State street. Boston,
Mass., and No. 27 Custom House street, Proyi
deuce, R. L, or
PITTSBURG COMPANY, LIM..
140 Fifth avenue. no2S-76-TTS
Is a relief aqd sure cure for
the Urinary Organs, Gravel
and Chronic Catarrh of the
The Swiss Stomach Bitters
are a sure cure for Dyspepsia,
Liver Comnlaint and everr
Trade M ARKspecies of Indigestion.
Wild Cherry Tonic, the most popular prepar
ation for cure of Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis and
Either of the above, SI per bottle, or 16 for $5.
If your druggist does not handle these goods
write to ' WM. F. ZOELLER, Sole Mfi..
OC8-71-TTS Pittsburg. Pa.
JAH. t. CALLER
JOHN W. TAYLOR
CITY". SAYINGS BANK,
SIXTH AVE. AND SMITHFIELD ST.
Capital and surplus. 5125,000.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
abash frrcri v fMinre UifB I Mllrl I
Simply apply bWATSE'SOumtXNT." No ln
ternarmedlclne required. Cures tetter, eczema.
Itch, erysipelas, all unsightly eruptions on the
face, hands, nose, etc.. leaving the skin clear,
white and healthy. Its great heallngand curative,
power are possessed by no other remedy. Ask
your drag z&vfor awAT5'a OXXtjoht. test
JOSEPH flOUE ft GOL
HICK BrADACHE,,, UtUe Ujn j
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SICK BBAl'AMJ.tta'l lllttS UTirHlll.
I V ""V5
SICK HKADACHBClrttr,1 rjjue uTr Pills. ',
BOSTON FIRE LOSSestimated
LYNN FIRE LOSS estimated;;
'What and where will the next great lessbeT
ARE YOU INSURED
Insurance effected in the largest and strosg-l
est companies doing business, and at the lowest
rates consistent witn saieiy. Apply at once to j
J. W.ARR0TT INSURANCE OFFICES
AT STANDARD BUILDING,
631 AND 533 WOOD STREE1V w
A purely Vegetable
Compound that expels
all bad humors from tha
system. Removes blotch
ea and pimples, and 'J
makes pure, rich blood. -5
H1TNEY fc STEPHENSON,
7 FOURTH AVENUE. " i-A
Issne travelers' credits through Messrs. Drexel, I
Morgan & Co, New York. Passports procured,"!
JOHN M.OAKLEY & CO.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Petroleum.
Private wire to New York and Chicago.
45 SIXTH ST, Pittsburg.
814 PENN AVENUE. PITTSBURG. PA.
As old residents know and back flies of Pitts
burg papers prove. Is the oldest established
and roost prominent physician In tbe city, de
voting special attention to all chronic diseases.
MCDni IC and mental diseases. physical
N U n V U U Odecay, nervous debility, lack of
energy, ambition and hope. Impaired memory,
disordered sizht. self distrust, basbfulnesa.
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples, eruptions, lm- i
yuiuiaucu WiWU, IIUI.U). l,na, Vluuw OTBA
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un-,
fitting the person for business. soclty and mar
nape, nermanentlv. safely and nrivatelv cored.
Dl nnn AMtlClIM diseases in all, ;
ULUULf nnuoiMii iiaeea, eruptions,
blotches, falling hair, bones, pains, glandular
swellings, ulcerations of tongue, mouth, throat
ulcers, old sores, are cured for life, and blood
poisons thoroughly eradicated from the system.
1 1 D I M A D V kidney and bladder derange
Unlllnri I j ments, weak back, graveL ca
tarrhal discbarges, inflammation and other
painful symptoms receive searching treatment,
pmmpt relief -and real cures.
Dr. Whittler's lite-long, extensive experi
ence, insures scientific and reliable treatment
on common-sense principles. Consultation free.
Patients at a distance as carefully- treated as if
t,ra nffir hnnntS a. w tnflp. V. Rnniliv.
10 a. K. to 1 P.M. only. DR. WHITTIER, 814 3
jf enn avenne, i-ittsourg, jra.
Health is Wealths
Dr. E. C. 'West'3" Nerve aot Uratji
Treatment, a cuaranteed speciflc for hysteria-
Qbssssb V' S '""lk -err-1
dizziness, convulsions, tits, nervous neuralgia, fl
neaoacne, nervous prostration caused oy ins
use of alcohol or tobacco, wakefulness, mental
depression, softening of the brain resulting In
Insanity and leading to misery, decay and
death, premature old age. barrenness, loss of
power in either sex, involuntary losses and'
spermatorrhoea caused by over-exertion of tho
brain, self-abuse or over-indulgence. Each
box contains one month's treatment. SI a box,
or six boxes for S3, sent by mail prepaid on re
ceipt of price.
WE GUARANTEE SIX BOXES
To cure any cascWith each order received by us
for six boxes, accompanied with 85 00, we will
send the purchaser our written guarantee to
refund the monevif the treatment does not ef-
fectaenre. Guarantees Issued onlvbvEmilG. .
Btucky. Druggist, Sole Agent, 1701 and2i01Pena
fticuiucw. n yiiu c nuu r uiuih Bt.imr m
ourg, ira. sej-iw-Traaa
SPECIALISTS in all cases re-
S airing scientific and conflden
al treatment! Dr.S. K. Lake,
M. R. C. P. &, istho oldest and
most experienced specialist In
the city. Consultation free and
atrlctlv confidentiaL Ofnca
i.n b tn nd7to 8p. M.r Sundas. Zto4P.
jLConsult them personally, or write. DOCTORS J
Lake. x fenn aye., rittsDnrg; ira.
io's Ootrtcm. Boot
minosed of Cotton Boot. Tansr and, .
Pennvroval a recent discovery by an a
'old nnvsician. la tuccwrvuu u
nnnihiii Snf FfTectnnL Price SL bv msJL
sealed. Ladies, ask your druggist for Coot's i
rv,. Trt,fr CnnrsvrmA kn.4 tnVnttn CTintltntA. i
or inclose 2 stamps for sealed particulars. Ad
dress POND LILY COMPANY, No. 3 Placer -Block,
131 Woodward ave Detroit, Mich.
J9-3oId In Pittsbnrg. Pa., by Joseph Flem
lug a son. Diamond ana Aiaricet sis. seo-. s
C HICHESTE R'S ENGLISH
RED CROSS DIAMOND BRAND.
gaffe and lwy rLabl. lAdies A
miK urmrtuft ur iusjyj nuiisv
in red, mtni boif, KtUlvttii
ntiia la tMJtctMttrtl boxen vita dnkTnsV1
mh im nw MurarJ ftlf- TTurf
4e, (ituras) for psutlenUn, ttwtimaalMlM 1
Ad "Kellcf for Ladle," In Utur, byj J
Mfinii Mull- Xam Panar- ti
a itwrnvje uuks2
Vor LUST or Falllnrl
jl Art uuuia a ervous-
s ness, Weakness oti
Body 4 Mind, Lack of Strength. Vigor and De-!
velonment. eansed bv Errors. xeesses- Ac. iSoob.
Mode of bru-TatiTittsT. and Proofs malleil
fsealedl free. Addreu KIUK MEDICAL CUJ
liuffalo. X Y. de3-5?-TTSAWk
Bxaaxrr Feu. A Yictim-
ot TOQlhTnl lincradence fr
earning nemunre ueeay, jerrom vcnmiT. "en.
Manhood, ta, having tried in vain every known mne-(y
i - T .lilu . W A . I
ay, nas diacorered a nmpia means 01 mimhiv, wona
he will send faled)FRKE to his t tllcnMUirmr
address, i. H. REEVES, P.O. Box SS0, Kw York Or.
For men! Checks tha worst cases In thrJ
uaioi wu uuicn in urn uato. atiiio l w, j"
aS-S-TTSsa 412 Market itreetS
I fufferlnjcfroM t
I facta of Tootafol
fl rors. eaxlr decar. lent 1
COniailllllK' ItJil fmctuw ""- ' "-- -a-hb
prot. rTcTrowLERrMoodu.. (4
T A TTn&CSt BIZ-OXIDE BlLLammfc?
I Irs.l.JLCjQ superior to peunyroysMoe
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