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bee trend of trade
IPittsburg's Prosperity AbnntUntly
Proved by the-Big Boom
FlGOODS WASTED BI OLtfSAKTA.
Merchants and Manufacturers .of Several
i ljtnl?iTnaA PIirAB
LOOKING OUT POE LOCATIONS THIS WA1
Office of Phtsbubo Dispatch,!
TOTSDAT. December "24. I8S8. J
Mr. S. S. Marvin, whose name has become
a household -word across the continent, re
ports that trade in the cracker line has never
been better than it has the past month. De
cember's volume of business Is beyond the
.corresponding month of last year, or any
, .previous year. Similar reports axe received
w from the other representatives of this lndns-
-3 ' try.'namely, McClurg's, Maginn's and Herd's.
It is not claimed that there is a Doom in this
j manufacturing department, but simply a
healthy growth, corresponding to the increase
ot population. The bread winners and caters
of Pittsburg are on the increase, and the bread
and cracker makers naturally reap their
foil "share of this increase. In
conversation with Mr. S. 8. Marvin to-day the
ideaf-was developed that warehouses and stores
in 'desirable locations are .very difficult to be
Xknow parties in Cleveland who would be
glad to locate in Pittsburg or be represented by
.branch bouses here if they could secure de-
-tsfrable business bouses to rent. You will no-
.jtlce Tery few to-leta on any of our business
" s ''streets. I noticed one to-day. and was some-
i ivr hat surprised.
. 'Why To-Lcts Are Scarce.
,fc .t The probabUlty in this case is that the land-
$ordwas exorbitant in his ideas. There is a
vpj E"8 oeed in the old part of the city of a sum-
Cberof new business blocks, constructed after
.modern patterns. There are any nnmber of
jmcrchants and manufacturers in less prosper
ous places who have their eyes on Pittsburg as
a place that has a great future before it, and
you will see many such casting their lot with
" .us in the near future. I have great faith in
". our people will but come up to their opportuni--."V'tiesand
make the most of them, Pittsburg
S?S will occupy the third rank in 1900 while her
that this citv will be Pennsylvania's metropo
lis at the close of the century. The Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company are evidently alive to
this fact, sinco they are laying their plans to
secure an entrance into the heart of the city.
.There is no city in tbe land which has a
ibnghter future before it than our own.
"Our createst need now is that our business
men will do as those of other great centers
$ ' have done, assert themselves and advertise
their goods. Tbe exposition has shown what we
can do in this line. And now it remains to go
forward and keep the ball rolling."
Christmas Goods Booming.
: The chief difficulty in seeking light from
' dealers in Santa Klaus wares for a few days
past has been to find dealers sufficiently dis-
engaged to talk business. At the candy, no
tion, toy, art and furniture stores, all hands
"Vwere hustling to wait on customers. A lead-
- 'rngjeweiersaiu to-aay:
uur traae nas oeeu imiy sa per cent oetter
this- December than last, and we considered
last December an extra good month, xne de
mand for higher grades of goods was never up
to what it s tms season. There is no bettor
evidence of r citv's general prosperity than
' sis seen in the jewelry trade, when iron and
" steel boom our people are Teady to invest in
' 'the ornamental goods."
' The same story was told at the art, toy and
notion establishments. Pittsburg has seen no
"jfmore prosperous Christmas season than this.
- 'More stockings will be better filled here than
. erer before. And so as our hearts turn to-day to
,F'fhe Great Giver and His great gift, it is well to
" -reflect that no city on the continent has better
' reasons for rejoicing and cultivating the grace
, oi cuaniy than our own.
Sic Call fc Co.'i Review.
, The supply of cattle light, but owing to the
scarcity of buyers the market ruled slow but
shade higher in price. We give the following
as ruling prices: Prune 1,300 to 1,600 pounds,
f4 254 69: good, 1,200 to 1.400 pounds, S3 75
4 10; good butcher grades. 1,000 to 1.200 pounds,
it S3 153 60: rough fat. LlOOtoLxn pounds, S3 10
SSKV SSi.jroodXeeaers, 1.100 to 1,300 pounds, S3 S0
"so-rgood xeedera, 200 to 1,100. pounds. 2-C5
3 00; common stockers and feeders, 12 002 0;-
buHstand fat cows. Jl 502 50; few exporters,
$3 U0r-f resh cows and springers, "$25 TO50 00 per
The snpply of hogs was liberal yesterday and
the market slow. The soft, warm weather has
bad a bad effect on the hog trade. The offer
ings to-day were extremely light and very little
doing. Heavy bogs are hard to Bell even at a
reduction of 10c per cwt from best licht grades.
Sales ranged to-day from 83 55 to $3 70.
The supply of sheep this week were light
and the market active at the following prices:
..Prime Ohio and Indiana ethers.weighing here
uv to &u poanos, & outgo w; goou, w to luu
pounds, J4 404 70: fair to good mixed, 75
to 80 pounds, S3 S04 15: good vearlings, 75
to ;80 pounds, U 235 00; fair to good, 60 to 60
pounas, 30 ckxep wr gooa -amps, uutao -;
heavy calves, S.-003 25.
HEAT ON THE HOOP.
MJ?' The Condition of Business at the East Liberty
, iC . Stock Tarda.
-j " Ofctce or PrrrsBUEO Dispatch; I
Vns , Tuesday, December 24, 1883.
& jLCATTC..- Receipts, 180 head: shipments,
gFjlS-1 bead; market steady at Monday's prices; no
?r: j cattle snipped to New York to-day.
Oloos Receipts. 1,100 head: shipments. 2,300
head: market fair; all grades, S3 60S 7a
Ten cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 1,800 bead; shipments,
L20U head; market steady: pnmc, S5 003 25;
fair to good. 4 Z5l 75; common, $1 50tf 2 00:
lambs, $4 00S6 6U
i Br Telegraph.
CHICAGO Cattle KecetDts. 400 head;
rf shipments, 2,500 bead: market strong to 10c
s. ..higher: beeves. $2 852 95; stockers Wc higher;
fx cows, bulls and mixed, SI 102 85: Texas
jcatUe, SI 602 85. Hogs Receipts. 28,000 bead;
shipments, 4,000 head; market dull and 515e
', Jlower; mixed, S3 403 65: beaw, S3 35S3 70:
light, S3 453 65; stockers, 533 25. aheep-Ee
ceipts, 3.000 head; shipments, 800 head: mar
, ket steadv; nauves. S3 005 25; Western corn-
lea. iuqo uu: xexans, 3 OWB4 25; lambs.
ft 906 25. The Drovtrt JournaVt special
cablegram from London quotes moderate sup
plies of live cattle, but a weak demand and
-r 'prices lower at 10Jf12c per pound for medium
' .New York. Beeves Receipts, 25 loads for
city slaughterers direct and 15 carloads for ex
portation: no trading in beef cattle; extremely
t, .dull for dressed beef: 5J7c per pound for
- common to prime; exports to-day, 3,000 quarters
'beef; cable advices from London quote Ameri
can beef steady at 8c per pound; receipts,-140;
nearlv nominal at o7Kd per pound for veals
,and 6Jic for passers and Western calves.
Sheep Receipts, 2.300 head; market du)l; sales
included sheep at 43 755 60 per 100 pounds,
: and lambs at S5 257 27 Hogs Receipts,
7570 head; none on sale alive: nominally slow at
' J3'75l 15.
. 8t. Loots Cattle-Receipts, 8U0 head; shlp-
fments. none; market strong, good to fancy
- 'native steers, S4 30Q5 10: fair to good. S3 20H
.& 4 "35; stockers and feeders. 10033 20: range
.. 'teers.S:iO3 0U. Hogs Receipts, 5.400 head;
s shipments, none; market lower: fair to choice
flheavy. S3 4503 60: packing grades, S3 303 40;
light, fair to best, S3 403 60. Sheep Receipts,
t i 700 bead; shipments, none; market strong:
fjf fair to choice, S3 604 90; lambs, 14 505 60.
E5 Kawsab Crrr Cattle Receipts, 2,600 head:
" 4 shipments, 1.300 head: market strong at recent
T advance; natives. S3 304 60; cows. 51 502 45:
'stockers and feeders. S2 20g3 00. Hogs
Receipts. 5,400 head: shipments, none; market
weak and 6c lower; all grades selling at S3 52K
' 3 oUSbeep Receipts, 100 head; shipments,
v '800head;rtnarket steady; good to choice mut
s atons,'fi4 TSstockers and feeders, S3 801 00.
-BurFAM) Cattle Quiet: receints. 0 load
through, no sale. Sheep and lambs slow
'(yforeii mediums and heavy. S3 65S3 70; mixed
, landjiorkers and pigs, S3 6oQ3 70.
jF - ., Drvcoods.
W . WW Toek. December 24. The drygoods
We ,market was dominated by a holiday feeling to-
-. 'day and there was consequently little demand,
f though some odds and ends of stock were be-
l Ing cleaned np and deliveries of many descrip-
, UonS'Of goods were active There was no
" change in prices or tone of cotton goods, firm-
mess ruling as before, and there was no feature.
To Dispel Colds.
r.-hr and fevers, to cleanse tht svstem
effectually, yet gently, when costive or buious,
lor,when the blood isfmpure or sluggish, to per
bnanently cure habitual constipation, to awaken
ithedkldnevs and liver to a healthy activity.
Iwtthout irritating or weakening them, use
MAMETS BY VIBE:
Wheat Lets Active and at a "Lower Rango
ef Prices Lesga Afraid to Held
Over Christmas and Sell Oat.
Chicago Only a moderate business was
transacted in wheat to-day within a lower range
of prices. Early in the day for a while there
was a good trade, but after that dull, slow
market was experienced. The opening as K
He lower, and with only slight fluctuations
gradually declined c more, then ruled stead
ier, and closed about c lower than yesterday.
The weakness was partially attributed tolongs
selling, who, nnder the influences presented,
did not feel like holding over the holidays. The
announcement by elevator proprietors that
storage rates would be adrauced after January
also had some effect upon tbe market. Euro
pean cable advices were less favorable.
A good business wasoue in corn, and the
feeling developed was but a continuation of
that manifested yesterday and the closing days
of last week, lower prices being again the rule.
The Influences on the market were much the
same as yesterday, namely, large receipts, both
here and in tbe southwest. The market opened
a shade below the closing yesterday, but was
steady. It sold off JiXC rallied some, but
closed MSKc lower than yesterday.
Oats were weaker and a shade lower, with
trade light. There was more disposition on the
part of local operators to sell, and only a few
outside orders to buy.
A light trade was reported in pork, with an
easy feeling. Prices declined 57Je, ana the
market closed quiet, at medium figures.
Trading was moderate in lard, about -Zc
lower, closing tame.
An easy feeling prevailed in ribs, but only a
fair trade was reported. irices ruled about 5c
lower, and the market closed quiet.
xnc leaaing intures raneea as iouows
Oats December, 2C&c; January. 20420j4
620X620: May. 22X22k22a5c.
Mxss Poke, per bbL January. 19 I5et9 12K;
March. S9409 409 379 37i; May, S3 60
Labs, per 100 lbs. January. S5 S7K5 85:
March, S5 955 92$: May, S5 050$ 05&6 02
SnoBT .Ribs, per 100 as. January. $1 70a
4 65; Marcb. S4 771 804 854 75; May.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat, 77c:
No. 3 spring wheat. 6768)c; No. 2 red,77JJc;
No. 2 corn, 31c. No. 2 oats, 20Kc. No. 2
rre. 45c No. 2 barlev. 5S06Oc No. 1 flaxseed.
Si 35. Prime timothy seed. SI 1801 22. Mess i
pork, per bbL S3 62)$9 25. Lard, per 100 lb.,
S5 82. Short ribs sides (loose), H 6536 75.
Dry salted shoulders Iboxed), H 25. bhort
clear aides (boxed). S5 03. Sugars unchanged
and steady- Receipts Flour. 25,000 barrels:
wheat, 65.000 bushels: com. 303,030 bushels; oats,
189,000 bushels; rye. 17,000 bushels: barley. 56.000
bushels. Shipments Flour, 20,000 barrels;
wheat, 20,000 bushels: oorn.29i,000buhels; oats.
143.000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels; barley, 24,000
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was dull: fancy creamery, 2727c;
choice to fine. 1719c: finest dairies, lb2uc;
fine, 130 17c. Eggs,1920&
New York Flour heavy and moderately
active. Cornmeal dull and steady; yellow
western, S2 252 65. Wheat Spot dull, weak
and MHC lowen options moderately active
and 4;c lower, closing steady, foreigners
buying early: increased amount on passage
weakened prices. Rye weak, western, 5658c:
Canada, 5659c. Barley weak: barley malt
quiet. Com Spot moderately active, c
lower and weak; options freely offered on large
movements forward from farmers' hands,
c lower, closing steady after an active busi
ness. Oats Spot dull and easier: options dull
and lower. Hay steady and quiet.
Hops 4rm, with a fair demand. Coffee
Options opened steady, unchanged and
higher, closed firm, 615 points up; dull: sales,
18,750 bags, including December, 15.8516.00c;
January. lo.S015.95c: February, 15.9018.00c;
March, 15.90c: May, 16.1016.15c; June, 16.15c:
July. lb2516.30c: September. 16.2516.35c;
October, 10L2016.S5c; November, 16.20c;
spot Rio steady, quiet and fair cargoes, l&c:
No. 7, 17c. Sugar Raw, dull and nominal;
reflnsd. o lower and quiet; C, 55c; extra
C, 6K5c: white extra C,fi5c; yellow 6V
eSJc; off A, 5X5Kc; mold A, 6id standard
A, ci confectioners A, Qic; cut loaf, 7Jc;
powdered, 6Kc: granulated. 6&c; cubes, BJic
Molasses Foreign, nominal; New Orleans
fairly active. Rice quiet and steady.
Cottonseed oil steady; crude, 26Kc: yellow, S3
33Kc Tallow dnll. Rosin firm. Turpentine
doll and easy at 43X44c. Eggs firm; Western.
2026c; receipts, 1,293 packages. Pork quiet
and firmer. Cut meats quiet; midules slow.
Lard weak and dull: sales. Western steam,
S8 206 25: closing, January, S6 17; February,
S6 246 25: closing. $3 24: March, $6 30H 31;
closing S6 30 bid; May. $6 406 41: closing, $6 40
bid. Butter dull and weak: Elgin, 2829c;
Western dairy, 9elSc: Western creamery, 14
17c; do held 1018c; do factory 916c Cheese
PmiAxiKU'HlA Flour quiet. Wheat-Options
dull and lowen No. 2 red, December. 80K
81c: January. 8181K February, 82H83c;
March, 83K84ic. Corn Weak, and prices of
options closed Jc lower; No. S, 353Sc; steamer,
373Sc; No. 2$ ebruary local trade, 3S39c; No.
2 spot export elevator, 3Sc: No, 2 mixed Decem
ber, 37J(38c; January. 373K, February.
872437Kc; March, 3S38K. OatsCar lots
quiet but steady; No. 8 white, KQ31c; No. 2
nhite, 32c; futures quiet, but steady;
No. 2 white, December, 31f?31Vc; January,
30e30c; Febmary. SOJfeWic; March.
3031J4C Eggs Fresh stock steady; Penn
sylvania firsts. 2425c Receipts Flour, 8,600
barrels; wheat, 6,200 bushels; corn, 18,600
bnsbels; oats, 1,800, bushels. Shipments
Wheat, 9,700 bushels; com, 12,000 bushels;
oats, 11,300 bushels.
Minneapolis Receipts of wheat 251 cars
and shipment 429 cars. Dulnth receipts, 28
cars. The demand for good milling wheat was
pretty good and prices were very full supported
though shaded lightly, in sympathy
with a blackboard decline in futures.
liow grade Duyers, for shipments still
claimed holders are too high for them, but no
great amount of that Kind of stock was offered.
Closing quotations: May 83c; on track. 79Kc
io. iuecemoeranajanuary,Tb$c; Jlay, blKc:
on track. 77c: wheat was steady most of the
day and closed dull at 84K84o for May: cash
No. 1 hard closed at78Kc;Nn. 1 Northern,
75c; No. 2 Northern 70CKeceipts 26 cars.
St. Loots Flour nominally unchanged.
Wheat lower. The market was dull through
out and closed KJc below yesterday's. No. 2
red. cash. 77Jc: Deeember. 77Kc. closed at
77Kc bid; January, 77?c; May. 8I82c, closed
at tsl81c asked; Julv. 7777Wc, closed at
TTVc bid. Corn lower; No. 2 mixed, cash. 25W
gS5c; December. 25Jge, cloed at 2oc bid;
January. 25K28c, closed at 25c iiid; Febra
ary. 2Bg26c closed at 26Kc; March.
27c closed at 27c; May, 28S3c: closed
at 28c bid. Oats lower: No. 2cash. 19ie bid
May, 22c barley slow; Minnesota, 45c Flax
seed salable at SI 30. Provisions verr quiet,
with prospects of remaining so during the holi
days. Mhvaotieb Flour steady. Wheat No. 2
spring on track, cash, 7374c; May, 76?ic;
No. 1 Northern, 82c Com quiet: No. 8. on
track, 28K29c Oate No. 2 white, on track,
22K023C Bve auiet: No. 1. in store. 4V. hM
Barley firm; No. a in store. 46Jc Provisions
auiet. Pork. $9 Ti. Lard S5 90. Cheese steady:
Toledo Cloverseed steady: cash, December
and January, S3 60; February, S3 52.
DA F0NSE0A TALKS.
He fiavs the Safely or Brazil's Provisional
Government Is Assured The Min
ister of Ferelara Affairs
rsrrciAi. teleouam to thi risriTcn.1
Rio Jakeiko, December 24. 1 have ar
rived at Rio by steamer from Para, I -at,
once paid a visit to the chief of the Pro
visional Government, General Da ifonscca
who received me most cordially and ex
pressed himself as delighted to have the
opportunity of addressing himself person
ally to the people of the United States,
through the medium of The, Dispatch.
General Da Fonseca wished to say, jirst of
"The safety of the 'Republic is assured, not
withstanding all that is said to the contrary by
the adherents of the Empire who are now in
Europe, and who wish to do all the injury they
"Were the people heartily in support of the
movement?" , .
Tho people had Jong been willing to estab
lish a Republic, but the proper opportunity
to strike a decisive blow did not arrive till
lately. It would never have done to make an
attempt when failure was almost certain."
"Was not Doin Pedro personally very pop
ular?" "Yes. Tbe people of Brazil bad ,no dislike
for Dom Pedro personally. It was only tho
principles which he represents the monarch
ical principles that were obnoxious to them."
.Alter leaving the Marshall paid a -visit
to Dr. Guintino Bocaynva, thef Minister of
Foreign Affairs, who -was as cordial in his
reception as the Gener&L, Dr. Bocaynva
expressed himself) as Generar Da Fonseca
had done, to the effect that he was anxious
to see trade interests betweea Bmil and the
United States enlarged, and said that he
would do all in his power to bring this
BEECHAlf'S Pills CnTefeIllnaaiMliTTnn ill.
PxABle'.Soap secures a beamafaleemplexiou I
Ta... .. P -
J VnrpiTDD riDl? A T Tik W
EyerytkiBg Jammed With -Disciples
of Sasta CIxus Intent on
HAKINQTHB LITTLE ONES HAPPY.
Christmas Jollity Takes the Place of Busi
ness on Foarth Ayenne.
SOMEBODY BOOMING BACK STREETS
Business was unhinged yesterday except
at the banks, where everbody was working
double turns. At the Exchange, brokers
smiled, swapped jokes, shook hands and
said something about Christmas. Stocks
and oil were at a heavy discount. Similar
scenes were witnessed at most of the real
estate offices. Big deals were forgotten, and
thePennsylvaniaBailroad and Cherry alley
got much-need rest. Every man looked
happy, whether he was or not, but it is to
be presumed that all were at peace with them
selves and on speaking terms with the world.
There were busy scenes on tbe streets and in
tbe stores. Seldom have they been so packed.
In the forenoon the crowds were 'anxious and
eager. Many bad their purchases to make.
Toward evening, however, when all of their
wants, real and imaginary, bad been supplied,
andample provision made for the little ones,
the old ones and the middle-aged ones, smiles
chased dull care away, and everybody seemed
happy as larks as tboy wended their way to the
several depots or cable cars, loaded down with
packages. It was -a great day great in events
and great in social and moral lnflnonces.
This will be a day of rest and enjoyment, and
then to work again with the usual rush and
bustle, but the relaxation the change, the
sacred influences of the occasion will inspire
greater effort, and perhaps lead to the attain
ment of better results than if there had been
no break in tbe monotonons round of life.
- Pittsburg is full of real estate schemes, large
and small. If one were to believe nair oi wnat
he hears he would at once conclude that the
city is to be torn down and rebuilt in the next
few years. No part of the city has escaped the
contagion of these rumors. They affect all parts
of it and involve all classes of people and all de
scriptions of property. One of the oldest and
wisest of tbe real estate agents, whose habitat
is on Fourth avenue, made some interesting re
marcs on this improvement epidemic in em
bryo yesterday afternoon. He is a thorough
Pittsburger, and believes in the manifest des
tiny of the city, but he takes no stock in any of
ttie remarkable stories of revolution and up
heaval with which the air has been freighted
for anonth or more. Said he:
"I am afraid the people, or rather some of
them, are not satisfied to let well enough alone
Where do these sensational reports of Immense
movements in realty come from? It looks to
me like a concerted plan fan the part of a certain
set of speculators to get up a boom. That
would smash the market at once, and put the
city back at least 10 years. Sensible people do
not buy when the commodity they seek is in
flated. The disaster in the seventies should
open our eyes to the coining danger. I believe
in the steady and equitable enhancement of the
value of realty as the city Increases in popula
tion and wealth, but not in forcing Ic Present
values, except in particular cases, are about up
to tbe ability of the purchasing element, and
to advance them much further would cause a
reaction. Business would suffer. Owners
would find their property left on their hands.
"Let us look at some of the schemes that are
being talked about. First, Diamond alley.
Cherry alley. Virgin alley, and some others are
to be widened hundreds of buildings demol
ished at one fell swoop. This Is a big job. and
it would cost millions. Who is going to do
it? Private individuals! Hardly. The dtyT
It has about as big a load of debt already as it
can comfortably carry. The Pennsylvania
Railroad? It seems to be identified with nearly
all the wild rumors that are floating around,
but it would be too much .for even that great
corporation to undertake. Besides, its Interest
is local, not general. IT It can get a place for a
depot on Seventh avenue or Smithfleld street
it will be satisfied. It will pot expend a dollar,
for any improvement in which it 1s not directly
interested. The widening of Diamond alley
would be a public benefit, but as for the others
there is no hurry. When tbe demand for their
improvement becomes general and the neces
sity apparent it will be time enough to act;
We also bear a great deal about contem
plated improvements on side streets, where, we
are told, capitalists are investing Immense
sums of money. There is no truth in this.
Why should capitalists invest on side streets
when they can do better? Very little business
Is done on them. The houses, with ' few excep
tions, are tenements, and are rented for about
all they will ever bring. They have practically
reached the limit of their productive capacity.
This means that the market value of this class
of property has reached high-water mark.
Capitalists know this perfectly well; and to
suppose that they are hungry for side street
property at fancy prices does violence to their
judgment. Of course there will be
Improvement on the side and back
streets, but it will be slow and accomplished as
needed. There will be and can be no general
movement to elevate them to a position of im
portance, which, in the nature of things, they
cannot maintain. Fiat money may do, but fiat
streets sounds ridiculuous. There is a certain
demand for property on the retired streets, am
transfers are not unusual, but that there is a
regular scramble for entire blocks of it at al
most any price is as wide of the truth as any
thing in Gulliver or Munchausen. A few good
properties on Cherry and Virgin alleys are
wanted for special purposes, and it sold they
will probably bring pretty steep figures, but the
bulk of it would have to be offered at a sacri
fice to secure purchasers, Tbe same is true ot
side streets in general.
"The effect of the yarns with which the pub
lic is being regaled is injurious to property
owners as well as buyers. Mr. A., who lives on
a side street or alley, reads or hears that Bul
lion & Co., acting for themselves or a great cor
poration, have an eye on property in his vicin
ity. He tells his neighbors. They confer.reach
the conclusion that a boom is coming their way
and forthwith advance prices 30 or 40 per cent.
A bona fide buyer comes along and makes them
a fair offer, but it is refused. Then they wait
for Bullion & Co.. to show their hands. In due
course they learn to their sorrow that the great
firm bad been misrepresented that tbe Tumor
connecting their operations with that thorough
fare was an idle tale that they were not Invest
ing in property trjere and didn't expect to.
After all tbelr waiting the deluded victims of a
rumor find their property still on their bands,
and no prospect of celling it even at a reduced
valuation. Property owners, wbether on side
streets or not, frequently miss good trades in
"JL good deal of this sort of work is going on
In tbe city at the present time, and it is grad
ually putting buyers and sellers further apart,
to the detriment of all business. Judiciously
managed the real estate Interest of Pittsburg
will be strong and active for years, but unjus
tifiable Inflation can have lio other effect than
to drive buyers out ot the market. Rumors of
booms, like bash, should be viewed with sus
picion. I am hopeful of a reaction and return
to common sense methods of handling real
Tho .Real Estate Record, which keeps a sharp
eye on all that is going on, remarks: "The de
mand for business, property is pretty sharp.
The area of operations is extending. It any
body doubts this, let him inquire what prop
erty anywhere between Eleventh and Sixth
street, on Pcnn avenue, is worth, or what prop
erty on Third or Second avenues is held at.
Let him inform himself of ,the prices
offered for It.- Lot him Inquire what property
on Grant street is held at. From Grantto the
Allegheny rivet and from the Union depot to
the Monongahela, every piece of property is re
garded with more Interest than it possessed a
year ago. Tbe rata at which values are en
hancing on Penn avenue, for Instance, has con
vinced even those who predicted that the busi
ness on the avenue was overdone.
uWe heard a good deal of the same tenor
about property in Diamond street, but it is
worthy of note that comment of this character
Is not indulged when property between the
Monongahela and Sixth, avenue is discussed.
The changes made on the various streets em
f"3svy-s ryv-r --- -
braced are of a character that convinces the
AxnfcTt i ii. ill Mil
ireSecHue tbt bfImi will st erty e
tatned, but that tk; will teffeve steadily. At
for residence property, it iff In request la a
dozen directions. The peculiarity retaarked is
that the purchasers in almost every instance
buy to build. There is very littlo of the specu
lative element in tbe market1'
BQLIDAI ON CMAKQK.
Stcck Brokers Do Seats smhiit and Have
Although it was the day before Christmas,
with little except fun andfrolle expected, busi
ness was not entirely abandoned at the Stock
Exchange yesterday. The sales were 81 shares,
of which 50 were Pennsylvania Gas, which
brought 13, the lowest point it has yet reached.
The other active stoeks wera Pittsburg Trac
tion and Electric, both of which were slightly
firmer. Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester
advanced to 260 bid and" 880 asked. Pleasant
Valley also scored an advance. In fact, with
few exceptions, the entire list was stronger,wlth
bids largely in the majority.
At both calls There was considerable fun.
The brokers old and young indulging in wild
capers and bad cigars, which were handed
around lavishly. Many hats were smashed and
clothing saturated witn. water that may have
been squeezed out of the stocks. The 'boys"
held themselves well in hand, however, as tbey
felt the necessity of keeping some of the jollity
hack for the last day of tbe year, when they
will have a regular carnival.
Banc of ITIttsbarr. ....
Keystone U'Kor Jfltts.
Tradesmen's Mat. B'k
Chanters Valley U.Co.
Nat. Uu Co. of W. Va.
Pennsylvania Gas Co.. i2h 13 ,
Philadelphia Co.. tK 39 '
Wheellnc Uas Co......
Central Traction S2X
Pitts. Traction . 47
fleaunt Valley., 21
Pitts.. A. & Man 2
lol Nona aiming vo x t
Luster Minlnc Co.... . 31 .... S3
ouvenon alining uo. l, ....
Westlnghouse Electric f)H 4S
Union B.& signal, Co... .... 13
Bales at both calls vera 1 share of Electric at
4 20 at 475&1 Pittsburg Traction 49, and 60
Pennsylvania Gas at 13.
J. C. Forse A Co. sold 10 shares of Central
Traction at 33.
The total sales of stocks at New York yester
day were 79,991 shares, Including: Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western, 6,900; Missouri Pa
cific, 9,234; Beading, 8,600: Texas Pacific, 3,744
The Imrge Holiday Hales Make an Interesting-
All the leading banks reported a brisk busi
ness yesterday. There was good demand for
money, which was abundant at 67 per cent.
The exchanges -were heavy, showing a con
tinued large trade in holiday goods. Some
bankers think that after the January settle-'
meats money will be so plenty as to justify
A notable feature of the trading of the last
few days has been to bring out a large number
of small notes which had been boarded up.
The market is therefore easier in this respect.
Tbe exchanges were $2,419,225 S3, and the
balances $370,412 48.
Money on call at New Tore yesteruay was
tignt, ranging irom o to v per cent; last loan, e;
closed 57 bid. Prime mercantile paper,5K7.
Sterling exchange dull and steauyat (4
for 60-day bills.
Closing Bond Qaotatloas.
n. B. 4S.K7 126K
NtK.ftT.Gen.es . S3X
Mutual Union BS....100X
U. 8. 44. COUp........l27Ji
u. o. , retr, iu
U. a. 4)i. coop.... 104V
Paclneoa of '95. lis
M. J. U. int. uert...ii3i
Northern Pac lsts..us9i
Northern Pac.Jds.. 112)4
Union & Tram. 6. 104
Missouri es 103
Tenn. new set. 6s... 109,
xenn. new set. &.... iui
Tenn. new set. Ss..,, "H
Canada So. ads 9S3i
Oen. Pacific. Uts... ..113
Den. A K. U., att. .,118
Den. & R. G. 4a 79
D.&K.6. West, ins. MX
U.S.. AT. Qes.es.. 7
St. U. 4I.M. Uen. Is S9X
St. U&ti.V. (ien.iL 111)4
St. fan! consols ....139
St.Pl.Uhl Pclsts. US
Tx., Pel, O.Tr.K. SOg
Union Pae. liu...illK
West Shore .....Un
New Tons Clearings, 1157,510,839; balances,
ances, $6,697,985. "
Philadelphia Clearings, 813,228,601; bal
0,934,214. London Bar silver 13 I3-16M per ounce.
Chicago Bank clearings, 811,874.000. New
Tork exchange at par. Money unchanged.
St. IOU1S Clearings, 3,189,541; balances,
A Better Feell-a la Oil, Bat Not Enoaca to
The feeling at the opening' of the oil market 1
yesterday was rather better than usual of late.
Tho opening was 103, highest 103, lowest 102,
Tbe range of a cent was sufficient to inspire
good scalping, but nobody seemed disposed to
do much, and the market sagged off for want
of support and closed weak. "There was some
buying here around 103, but on the whole trad
ing was very light and entirely expressionless.
Features of the Murker.
Corrected dally br John M. Oaxiev A Da. 45
Sixth street, members ot the Pittsburg Petro
.1C3 1 Lowest.,
Average runs -. ...
jKennea, .new xork. j.ouc.
Keflned, London. 6d.
Refined, Antwerp, liXr.
Keflned. Liverpool, s l-16dj
Beflned, Bremen. 7.15m.
A, B. McQrew quotes: Puts, Jl 021 XGfa
Other Oil Markets.
OrLCtTT. December 24. Petroleum opened
atjl GSy,; highest, 81 03K; lowest. 1 02; closed,
Jl 02JJ. Sales. 197.000 barrels; clearances. 248,
000 barrels: charters, none; shipments, 91,883
barrels; runs, 32,329 barrels.
TrrusviLLB, December 24. Opened attl 03;
highest, tl 03K: lowest, U 02: closed, 1 0
liEW York, December24. Petroleum opened
steady at SI 0i and after slight Improvement
In the early trading became weak and declined
to-tl 02. In the last hour the market rallied and
closed firm at $1 02. StocK. Exhange: Open
ing, SI 03; highest, SI 035$; lowest, SI 02; clos
ing, SI 02k. Consolidated Exchange: Open
ing. JlOiJi: highest. SI 03K: lowest, SI 02;
closing. SI C Sales. 415,000 barrels.
STILL PICKING IT UP.
Real Estate Continues to Hove A Few
Samuel Vf. Black & Co., 99 Fourth avenue,
sold lot No. 10, located on Paul avenue, S. Lw
Boggs' plan. West Liberty borough, for S22S.
They also placed a mortgage for $8,000 for three
years at 4 per cent, free of State tax, on prop
erty onwylie avenue, near Congress street,
EwingAByers,No. 93 Federal street, placed
a $650 mortgage on Second ward property,
Allegheny, to run three years, at 6 per cent.
Black & Baird,-95 Fourth avenue, sold to M.
C. Mertz half of lot 623 on Ninth avenne.Home
stead, for $450.
NEXT TO NOTHING.
Too Much Christmas on Wall Street for
Share Speculation Sngnr Recovers
Lost Ground An Expert Takes
a Look Ahead.
New Yobk, December 24. Of course noth
ing of a market was expected the day before
Christmas, and almost no market at all was
had, the transactions in listed stocks being
next to, if not tbe smallest, ever seen In one
full day at the StockExcbange. There was no
news or a character to affect, values, and the
attendance at the board being unusually small.
the fluctuations were strictly on a parity with
the amount of business done, and in few of the
stocks traded in were the extreme rango of
values for more, than JJ per cent during the
Tbe opening was steady, though a few stocks
were slightly lower in sympathy with ,the Lon
don figures, which, in all probability, were as
devoid ot significance as our own. The tem
per of tbe room was bullish at first, but soon
changed, and traders "who had the floor to
themselves see-sawed prices back and forth
between the limits of small fractions through
out tbe day. The Gould stocks were most
prominent in the dealings, and Missouri Paclflo
was most active, out failed to reach Ave figures
at the end of the day.
There was a little boom la Pacific Mail and
Texas Pacific, tbe latter road being reported to
have accumulated a surplus of about $800,000,
after spending the same amount on better
ments. The improvement was all lost later,
but toward tbe close a better tone again ex
isted, and final prices ate only Insignificant
fractions different from those ot last evening.
Tbe Trusts, that is, tbe Sugar and Cotton-Oil,
were more active than the regular list, and the
latter at one time showed an advance of nearly
1 per cent, a portion of which was lost. Sugar,
after fluctuating over a wider mage than any
other atocfc traded in. flaiakedwltha set gain
of per cent The close was (Van aa Heady
l HI iH 1 li i J, trwa' VT itonarr- jMJTAra.-f
toftrsaat the tewes. The tates of satisted
stocks were !,, Sagaf cejrtrlbatlaff U,M
Railroad bdnds wera again mare active tkaa
stocks, tho trading aggregating 916,000; Texas
Pacific, 223,000. The market was firm. Among
those which are higher are Internationa! firsts,
3 to W6K: the seconds, 8K to 74; Central Paetfia
63 of 1SS, IK to 113.
The Post's financial article says: The firm
ness ot tbe market under tbe present extreme
dullness is an evidence of tbe general expec
tancy of higher prices for stocks in January,
though the prevailing Idea is that the improve
ment will not come until after the middle ot
the month, because the interest and dividend
disbursements will not begin to have much in
fluence on the money market until that time.
The experience of stock speculation, however.
Is that expectations which are so unanimous
are often disappointed, because all the shrewd
people- try to forecast and .anticipate the'
If the future of the stock market in the..
present case depended on the proiessionai
speculators, they would probably experience
disappointment for the reason mentioned, but
It does not; it depends on the money market
and tbe general public outside of tho
professional speculators, and those are factors
in regard to which no very positive opinions
can be expressed yet forapplicatlon to January
and February. Many persons who have
thought carefully over the 'whole situation are
not very sanguine about very easy money
during tne first quarter of the year.
The rollowinc taois snows tne prices or active
stocks on the .New York Stock ixenange yester
day. Corrected dally for TBI DISPATCH by
TVHimf it A BTirnxMSOx, oldest Pltubnrg-mem-bcra
or .New X ort Btock Kxchange. 67 fourth ave
Am. Cotton Oil Trust.. i
Am. uotton Ull 34
A ten., Tou.&a.r..... 34
Canada Southern 47
Central of KewJerser
Central 1'aetflt W
CbesaneakeA Ohio.... 25!
C- Bnr. Ona,cT. ..,.107!
C., Mil. a St. Paul.... 70H
u., aui.ssi. r- oi...
a, Kockl. ftp
a, su 1.. ft puts. nr.
C.. St. P..M. ftO...... ....
cst.j-ii. &o.. nr. ....
C.a Northwestern Ill),
C .Northwestern, pf. .. .
a, a. a i
o.. a, tx&h. or..... ssx
OoL coal ft iron 132
Col. ft Hooking Val .. 19H
Dei.. UftflT 1J7
Del. ft Hudson......
Denver ft Klo a r ....
Denver ft Bio (.. 01..
K.T.. Va. ftUa - ....
E.T..Va, ftOa.lst pf. ....
T.. Va. ftUa. 3d pr. ....
Lake Erlo ft Western.. ....
Lake Krle ft West. nr.. S4
Lake Shore ft M. S.....10S
Louisville ft Nashville. s6
Mlehlnn Central. S
Mobile 4 Ohio
Mo.. JSan. ft Texas.... ilH
New Kork Central. ....10$
b. Y L. . ft W...... 27
N. .. a 4 St. U 1744
N. X.. C ft St. L. pr.. 70
-N.i.. a ftst.u.Jdnr ssx
a.xft.N. m 4354
K. Y..O. ft W. ....
Norfolk ft Western .-
Norrolkft Western. pr. 60
.Nortnern facino prer. 75X
Ohio Mississippi..... e
Oregon Improvement. ..
Oregon Transcon. 23K
ii m ux
A 33M 33K
i 25S B
98V ma SH
rouaaei. a Besuinr.. rajt
Pullman Palace Car
RIchmona ft W. P. T.. 31K
St. P.. Minn, ft Man..U2H
St. L, ft San Fran it)
St. L. ft San Jrrairpr.. 39
st.L. 4 san'r. 1st pt
Texas Paollla 20)"
Union Paeino taj
Wabash preferred 11K
Western Union 33J4.
Wheeling ft L. .
Snirar Trust. K
National Lead Trust.. 19
Chicago tias Trust.... 4234"
Ateh. ft Too.. 1st "
Bntland, com... 43
Itutland preferred.. 30
Wis. Central, com... 33)4
Wis. Central pf.... 63
Calumet ft Haela....2S0
Pewahlo . ...... 6
Boston ft Alosny..
Boston ft Mame.....200U
C B. ftQ. 108
Clnn. San. A Clove. 24M
Eastern B 12S
Flint FeraM 23
runt ft Pen M. nra. S3
Jlexlean Cen. com.. )7h
Hex. Cist mtr. bds. esh
S. x". ftNewJCn... 43K
N. Y. ft M. X. 7S....I27
Old Colony. ITS
Ooslng quotations of Philadelphia stooks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Btenhenson. brokers. Ko.37
Fourth avenue. Members Mew Xork stock Kx
change. Bin. Asked.
PeansvlvanuBtUroad.,, -.. 62X
Keaainjc 19 7-l
Banaio, nttsonrg ft western . th
Lehlch Valley 1)4
Lenlkh Kavlratlon MS4
Northern Pacific 31
Northern Paelna preierrea 75
New Tobk. December 24. Chollar. 200;
Deadwood Ter., 140: Consolidated California
and Virginia. 100: Eureka Consolidated, 800;
1 Cristo. 150; Hale Norcross, 230; Home
stake, 900; Horn Silver, 190.
I Business Notes.
Real estate agents predict a rushing busi
ness after New Year's.
Real estate agents who 'attended the meet
ing yesterday think the change of moving day
is a go They think the landlords will be com
pelled to yield.
The Ontario Silver Mining Company has de
clared its one hundred and sixty-third dividend
of $75,000 for November, payable at the office
of Lounsbery & Co., New York; December 31.
Transfers close December 28. Total dividends
to date, $10,823,000.
Since Secretary "Windom announced bis pol
icy of a gradual withdrawal of public funds on
deposit with national banks, the amount so
held has been reduced to a little under 333,000.
000, and the available surplus lnlbe Treasury
has been reduced to $27,500,000.
Some of the brokers think "Westlnghouse
Electric stock is selling too cheap, and predict
better prices for it in tbe near future. The
fact that until quite recently it was the only
electric company which had ever declared a
dividend is a strong point In Its favor.
TOLD IN SH0BT SPACE.
Uriel Condensation ot Accounts of Many
The Bell Telephone Company in tha past
year has put out 32,000 phones.
President Carnot, who is suffering from
tbe influenza, is slightly better.
Emperor William has entirely recovored
from his illness, and has resumed his recep
tions. The steamer Puritan, of the Fait River line,
made the passage from Newport to New York
oa December 23 in 7 hours and 51 minutes,
dock to dock, against a strong northwest wind.
This is the fastest time on record.
AT a meeting of the Brazil Sugar Company
yesterday the chairman said that the new gov
ernment in Brazil has shown every disposition
to lollow the honorable course of the old gov
ernment. It had paid tbe moiety of Interest
due the company.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she' cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children.she gave them Castorla
The Boston fire cost the Insurance companies
The Lynn Are cost the insurance companies
The total loss to tbe companies represented at
the J. W. Arrott Agency, In this city, amounted
to tbe sum of. Including the "Monongahela
House," five hundred thousand dollars. .$500,000
Tbe total SURPLUS of tbe companies repre
sented at this agency amounts to the sum
Tho total ASSETS of the companies repre
sented at this agency amounts to the sum
These companies could have paid Ue entire
Boston and Lynn, etc, losses on the usual basis
of one hundred cents on the dollar and kept
Tight along without any annoyance whatever.
What and where will tb e next great loss bet
Insurance effected in. tbe largest and strong
est Companies doing business, and at the lowest
rates consistent with safety. Apply at once to
J. W. Arrott, Insurance Offices,
AT STANDARD BUILDING,
681 AND 5 WOOD STREET. PITTSBURG.
PoiHry CMtiaiMfi Very Acttie, Par
ticularly Tarkeys. r
TfiOPICAL FRDITS IN GOOD D1IASD
Little Change- is Cereal Sltntles,
Market! Are Weal:.
SUGAR D&0P3 AGAIN COfSSS fISX
OrrccE orPrrTSBTOO dispatch, 1
Tuesdat. December 24. 1SW. J
Country Prodace Jobbing Prices.
Poultry is tho most active article oa tbe mar
ket. Turkeys were, rushed in the past few
days in muck larger quantities than dealers
expected, but none too large for demand. All
that came were quickly taken, and anything
choice readily Brought 18o per pound in a fob
bing way. Chickens, ducks and geese were
equally firm, and fresh game was in good de
mand, An improved demand for tropical
fruits is also reported by dealers, but prices re
main unchanged. Dairy products are quiet,
and ao activity is looked for until the turn ot
tho year. Prices, however, are fairly main
tained. Bottkr Creamery, Elgin, 304332c; Ohio do,
2ST9o: fresh dairy packed. 25fi27c; country
Beass Navy hand-picked beans, $2 250238;
medium. S2I02 20.
Beeswax 2830c ?) a for choice; low grade,
CiBEB Sand refined, S8 5007 50; common,
$3 604 00;crabcider,!S O0S5O-$ barrel; cider1
vinegar, 1012c ft gallon. j
Chestnuts 45 005 50 bushel; walnuts,
CHEESE-Ohio, UUHc; New York, llc;
Limburger, 9Kllc; domestic Sweitzer, 11
13c; imported Sweitzer, 23
Eggs 2425c ft dozen for strictly f resb.
' Fruits Apple?, fjney, $2 503 00 f) barrel:
California pears, $3 504 00 a box; cranberries.
Sll0012 00 ft- barrel; Malaga grapes, large
barrel. S3 00.
GAME Squirrels.75cSl f dozen; quail, $175
f) dozen; prairie chickens, H 505 00 9 dozen;
pheasants, 15 005 50 dozen: rabhlts,3035c a
pair; venison saddle, 1012c fl pound; venison
carcass, 7ffi9c V pound.
Feathers .Extra live geese. 5080c; No. 1,
do, 4045c: mixed lots, 3035c ft Jb.
Poultry Live chickens, 6065c a pain
dressed. 89s a pound; ducks, 6575c ft pair;
geese, SI 2ol 80 V pair: live turkeys, 1213c fi
tt: dressed turkeys, 1618c $1 ft.
Beeds Clover, choice, 62 fts. to bushel, $4 2049
4 40 ft bushel; clover, large English. 62Rs,H3e
4 80. clover, Alsike. 8 00: clover, white, $9; timo
thy, choice, 45 lbs. $1 50r blue grass, extra clean;
14 fts. $1 251 80; blue grass, fancy, 14 lbs. SI SO;
orchard crass. 14 As. SI 40: red ton. 14 Bi. SI 25:
millet, 50 Its, SI 00: millet, 6070c f) bushelr
xiunganan grass, ou ms. ooc, lawn rrass. mix
ture oi nne grasses, 3 w n Dusnei oi 14 ms.
Tallow Country, 4Jc; city rendered, 4J
Tropical Fruits Lemons, common, S3 00
2 25; fancy, S4 0035 00; Florida oranges, $2 00
2 50; Jamaica oranges, S3 004 00 l barrel:
bananas, $1 50 firsts, $1 00 good seconds, V
bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 V hundred; figs,
8C9c n ft: dates ,6KQ6c $ ft; new layer
figs, 12K15Xc;new dates. 7c f ft.
Vegetables Potatoes, from store, 6560c;
on track, 4550c: cabbages, $7 008 00 a hun
dred: celery, 40c f) dozen: Jerseys, $4 004 25;
turnips, $1 001 50 barrel; onions, SI 75 a bar
rel. Buckwheat Flotjb 2J2Jo sp pound.
The weakness of sugar has again culminated
in a drop, as our quotations will disclose.
Coffee is quiet but firm. Tbe uncertainty in
Brazilian affairs and weakness of exchange in
the new Sonth American Republic Is tbe chief
reason for quietness. General groceries move
along in the old ruts, and no change is likely to
occur this year.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2324c; choice
Rio, 2122c; prima Rio, 20c; low grade Rio.
18Xl&Kc; old Government Java. 27g2Sc; Mar
acalbo. 23i24sc; Mocha, 2329c; SantoiL
20X24c; Caracas. 2224c;peaberry, Rio, 23
24c: La Guayra, 23&24c.
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands. 24c;
high grades. 2529Kc; old Government Java,
bulk, 3133c; Maracaibo, 2728c; Santos,
24i28Kc; peaberry, 284c; choice Rio, 25c;
prime Klo, 23c: good Rio, 22Kc; ordinary, 21 c
8fices (whole) Cloves, 1920c: allspice, 10c;
cassia, 8c; pepper, 17c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test, 7Jic;
Ohio, 120". 8c: headlight, 10, 8Kc: water
white, lOKc: globe, 1414ic; elalne, 14c; car
naainetilX;ro7allne, 14c; globe red oli, 11
MmzBsvOrx Nol winter strained. 46g47c
V gallomsummer, 4043c Lard oil, 70c
Stbufs Corn syrup, 2830c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly prime. 3335c; new maple syrup. 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, new crop, -4S50c;
choice, 47c: medium. 3843c: mixed, 4042&.
Soda Bi-carb in kegs. 33?c; bi-carb in K.
5Jc; bi-carb, assorted packages, 626c; sal
sodam kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, 9c;stearine, f)
set. 8Kc; parafflne, ll12o.
RICE HeHd, Carolina, 67c: choice, 6
6Jic: prime, 5K0c: Louisiana, 5Sc.
Starch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch, 58c: gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65; Lon
don layers, S290; California Loudon layers,
82 75: Muscatels. 82 40: California Muscatels.
$2 25: Valencia,7c; Ondara Valencla,8SSfc;
sultana, 9Kc:currants,8X5Kc, Turkey Drunes,
4K5c; French prunes, 69c: Salonlca
prunes, in 2-ft pacEages, 8Kc: cocoanuts, f) 100,
$3 00; almonds, Lan.. $1 lb, 20c; do, Ivica, 19c;
do, shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.. 14gl5c: Sicily
flilierta; 12c: Smyrna figs, 1213c; new dates,
66Kc: Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans. ll15c; cit
ron. H ft, 1920c; lemon peel, 18c ft ft; orange
Dried Fbutts Apples, sliced, per A, 6c, ap
ples, ovaporated, 9c: apricots, California, evap
orated, 14X16c; peaches, evaporated, pared,
2628c; peaches, California, evaporated, un
pared, 19&21c; cherries. pltted,13KHl4Kc; cher
ries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evaporated,
25K28Kct blackberries, 7XeSc:huckleberriesK
Buoaes Cubes. 7c; powdered, TKc: granu
lated, 6Kc; confectioners' A, 6c; standard A,
ec; soit wnite, t
5jc: yellow, good.
66Kc; yellow, choice, G
I. 6Kc; yellow, fair, 5
11CEXES Medium, bbls (1,200), $5 60; medi
um, half bbls (bOO). S3 25.
Salt Na 1, bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex bbL SI 05;
dairy, fl bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal. $ bbL $1 20:
Hlegins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, $2 So; Higgins'
Eureka, 18-14 & pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, S2 00
2 25;2ds, $1 63I 80; extra peaches, 12-4002 60;
pie peaches, 95c; finest corn, $1 00150; Hid Co.
corn, 7590c; red cherries, 90cSl; Lima beans,
$1 20; soaked do, 85c; string do, 6065c: mar
rowfat peas, SI, 101 15; soaked peas, TOaSOc;
Slneapples $1 40Q1 6Q; Bahama do, S2 75;
amson plums, 95c; Greengages. $1 25;
egg plums, $2 00; California pears, $2 60; do
greengages, SI 85; do egg plums, SI 85: extra
white cherries, 52 40; raspberries, 95cSl 10;
strawberries', SI 10; gooseberries, SI 3U1 40;
tomatoes, 8590c; salmon, 1-ft, SI 651 90;
blackberries. 65c; succotash, 2 ft cans, soaked,
90c; do green, 2-ft, SI 251 60; corn beef, 2-ft
cans, 82 05; 14-ft cans. 314; baked beans, SI 45
1 50: lobstei, i-ft. Si lotgi fiu; mackerel, i-m
cans, broiled, St 60; sardines, domestic. Js,
S4 254 50; sardines, domestic Hs. SS 757 tX);
sardines. Imported, s, SU 5012 60; sardines.
Imported. Ji. 8: sardines, mustard, S3 30;
sardines, spiced. S3 50.
Fish Extra No. X bloater mackerel, S36 fl
bbL: extra No.l do, mess, $40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, $82; extra No. 1 do, mess,
$36: No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole
pollock, iiie ft ft; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large. 7c; bouelesa hake In strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocxs, 67c Herring
Round shore, $4 60 fl bbl.; split, $6 60; lake,
S2 75 100-ft balf bbL White fisn, S6 00 f? 100
& half bbl. Lake trout, S3 50 fl balf bbL Fin
nan haddock, 10c fl &. Iceland halibut, 13c fl
ft, PIcKerel, K bbl. 82 00; K bbl. SI 10; Poto
mao herring, to 00 fl bbl, S2 50 per H bbL
Oatmeal $8 006 23 fl bbL
' Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
The only sale on call at the Grain Exchango
was a car of wheat straw.SO, P. R. R. Receipts,
as bulletined, 28 cars, as follows: By Pittsburg,
Ft. Wayne and Chicago, 7 cars of bay, 3 of
otoats,3 of flour, 2 of barley. By Pittsburg,
Cincinnati and Bt. Louis, 2 cars ot hay, i of
oats, 7 of corn, Oats are dull and lower. New
corn ditto. Old ear corn, is practically out of
the market. The situation of grain and hay
markets is little changed from our last reports
Tone of trade is weak, owing to too liberal re
ceipts. Only the choicest grades find ready
sale. Cdminon and inferior stuff goes begging
for buyers andean only be sold at very liberal
Prices below are for carload lots on track.
WHEAT-NewNo.2 red,65S6c; No. 8,820
Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, new. 38037c: high
mixed, ear, 40041c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, old,
4142c; new, 3536c; high mixed, sheHed, 400
41c ' ,
Oats No. 2 white, 29029X extra, No. 3,
282Sc: mixed, 26027.
Kte No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 58054c;
No. 1 Western, 6152c
BaRLet Western, 45085c; Canada' barley,
FioUK Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, $5 0905 50: winter straight,
S4 2504 68; clear winter. $4 0001 25; straight
XXXX bakers', S3 6808 75. Rye flour, $8 690
MlLLTBBD MiddHmeJ, fine white. S 060
H 89. tea; blow taiddliB, HS NMe Mt
li'WS'H T i.uA J&."S
"vViC srj . - ' - wst-',fr --''
ulauri.waiat .M, m SBsyixpo f iwtm,
tsmmt ML -
SAT-Baled tiatotkr, K& t. mM612 06Y
N . x do, $8 8S10 00; loasa from wagon, 111 08
" M, aocoralag to oaaMtf : Na. 2 prsdm bay,
SntAW-Oats. $S757,e0; wheat art rye
straw.SS 006 25.
Sagar-cured hams, large, 9c; sugar-cared
haaas, medium, 19c: sugar-cured bams,ssall,
lJc; sufar-cured breakfast bacon, 8c; sugar
oared shoulders, 5c; sugar-cared boaelese
abealders, 7Jic; sugar-cared California hams,
6e; ssgar-cured dried beef flaw, 9c; sagar-enred
dried beet sets, 16c; sugar-cored dried beef
rouBds, 13c;bacon shoulders. 6c; bacon, clear
sides. 7Kcr bacon lear bellies, 7Kc; dry salt
shoulders, 6VXe; dry salt clear sides, 7c Mess
'pork, heavy, $1169; mess pork; family, ?ia oa.
Laru uennea. in tierces.
6c: 68 tnba. 6Uc: 20-ft nails. 6c: GO-ft tin cans.
6Xc; 3-ft tia pails, 6Kc: 5-fttiB pails, 6Kc;10-ft
tin pails, Pyic: 5-ft tin palls, Gc Smoked
sausage, long. 6c: large, 6c, Fresh pork links,
9c Boneless bams, 10Kc Figs' feet, half bar
rel, $4 00;-quarter barrel, $8 15.
The following prices are fnratsBed by Armour
4 Co. oa dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550
Its, 5c; 680to6501ks.ee: 650 to750fts, 6KfMc
Bbeep. 8c ft ft. Lambs, 9c f) ft. Hogs. 6ic
Fresh pork loins, 7c
TChsBociet rf my luuiiiluefis bvIlsTO ttesBsMR
wj da aiBcxmg tmaa, mm. navo
Prodase a poKsh without He old bnah, asdAe Un
uta laif a wkA oa naCt, mi Otn an Katun's afaea
Why stfek to eld ways in thesa dajs of eognes f J
Sold by Shoe Stuns, Grocers, Dntaaistaj etc-
WOLFF & RWWttFH. rmMOPM.
512 AND 514 SMITHFIELD STREET,
Transact a General BanMi Business.
Accounts solicited. Issne Circular Letters
of Credit, for use of travelers, and Commer
Available In all puts Of the world. Also Issue
For use in this country, Canada, Mexico, West
Indies, South and Central America.
U. 8. DEPOT.IS Harxr St,S. T.
GUN WA is a Chinese Physician.
Owing to existing laws he cannot practice
medicine in Amencx So he has prepared a
line of Chinese herb and vegetable specifics
whichrinstead of simply relieving symptoms,
strike at tho VERY ROOT OF DISEASE, and
perform cures that are nothing less than mar
velous. A friendly talk and CONSULTATION
with Gun Wa COSTS NOTHING. Ha charges
but a small sum for bis remedies,whlch, though
gentle and harmless to take, are certain and
unerring in their effects. They SPEEDILY
CURE all blood, nervons arid chronic diseases.
Young, middle-aged or old men. suffering,
quickly restored to PERFECT PHYSICAL
AFFLICTED. If you cannot caU, write him.
in perfect confidence. Send for history of his
life, and his circular on Cancer. Tumors, Tape
Worm, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Female Weak
ness, or Files. Inclose 4c stamps for reply.
Office hours, 9 A. ir. to 12 v.; 1 to 5 and 7 to 9
" G-TTILSr ".A..,
OdW Perm jL.-vG.,FittBtmrst I
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIO.NM.
r iUTg STAB LU H
JOli QUaXMSTOWN AND LIVERPOOL,
Itoyal and United States Mall Steamers.
Brl tannic, Dec. 23, 7.30 am
Britannic, Jan. S,Cn
'Adriatic, Jan. 23, 1 p m
Celtic Feb. 3.6:30am
Uermanlc Feb. 12. 11 a m
"Aarianc, dan. i, z p m
Celtic. Jan. 8. e a m
Uermanlc, Jan. li, noon
rrnm Whlta Stir doet root of West Teeth St.
'second cabin on these steamers. Saloon rates,
$50 and upward. Second cabin. 133 and upward,
according to steamerand location of berth. Ex
cursion tickets on favorable terms. Steeraxe. pa.
"White star draft payable on demand In all tha
principal banks throughout Ureat Britain. Ab-
Sl v to JOHN J. JlCCOltMlCK, 639 and 401 Smltb
eld St.. Pittsburg, or J. BKUCK UMAX, Gen
eral Asent, 41 Broadway, Hew Yore deH-p
To Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin
FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY;
Cabin passage 133 to tax according to location
of stateroom. .Excursion SSS to too.
Steerage to and from .Europe at Lowest Bates.
AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO.. General Agents,
fit Broadway, Mew York.
j.j. Mccormick. a0. at.
639 sad 401 SrarHinsId SL, PIftsbarg, Pa.,
United States Mail Sfoamert.
Sail every SAlURfJAT from
NEW YORK TO GLASGOW.
Calling at MOVILLE, (Londonderry.)
Cabin passaze to Glasgow, Liverpool or London
derry, MS and 5. Bound trip, 90 and ilOO.
v , Becond-claw. tsft. Steerage, .
MEDITERRANEAN SERVICE via Azores.
Best route to Algiers and coast ot Horroceo.
NAPLES, VENICE and TRIESTE.
8. B. VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY. JAN UAB VS.
Cabin passage to
Azores, MS to M0; Naples, Mo to woe: Venice. SI23.
Drafts on Ureat Britain, Ireland or Italy,
and letters of credit at favorabln rates.
cCOKMICK.eajU 4M Scaiehaeld st. :A.U.
sun, w BstsBssM sc, nttsDurg; w.
-v rr oes-xirr
I AM LjHl
r ' wiir-1 vests x vrf
r3Bm:.- jvvsStt-w ,,
-.', nw. AWfMm.nmum.stnxa. -
Tlio Great EsctexrxtUratosr-
AilOOO. jc-Oixi- 1
I AX of the opinion 8. 8. 8. should s4ijrj
the head of the list of blood lemedle. I
rived at this conclusion from the testimony ci!
scores of persons who have told rasoftks
good results from its use. I have been selling',:
C. A. Gbijtith: Mayflower, Ark."l
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mails4 3
The STTT8pr cine Co Drawer.3, Atlanta
WHOLESALE -:- flOUS
WOOD AND LIBERtYSTS.
Special attractions now open," in tuefikO
goods speciaLy suited for the m .c
Dealers are invited to inspect the ttocW
which is complete, and at prices vrhicb caitB
sot fail to impress the buyer.
EXTRACT OF BEEF.1
ARMOUR & CO., CHICAgO?;i
duijEi jianurAiottiitw. 1VJ
xnis is now couceaea to oq tna oes& in wa , -marker,
as witnessed bv tbe face that" we j
secured the DIPLOMA FOR EXCELLEWCH'!
at the Pure Food Exposition, held in PhiladeP '$
CLEANLY IN MANTJFACTURIV
HTTPKTtlOR TN OTlAT.TTT;
And with the bright appetizing flavor of fresS J
lvr(vitii fwf. - 4
PARIS EXPOSITION. 1889. '
The GOLD MEDAL has been awarded to 1
X1A1UUUA u. j.t UltigU,
For their exhibit of
Dtcr tAinfloia. ., ,-
UUOMJi US FINANCIAL.
TITH1TNEY fc STEPHENSON.
ST FOURTH AVENUE.
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. DrexeL.
Morgan & Co, New York. Passports procured.
THE SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
OF PITTSBURG, .
NO. 83 FOURTH AVENUE.
... ....... -j t..... w Of tear ro.--.-..
ilKUlIVl.KU WaUUA.J 1. AIM. U1UU Ml yQl-
petuaL Capital S500.00a Burglar-proof vaults) Jh.
Lor Buurifcies uu Taiuauies. AcisosiUKa-
tor. Administrator, Guardian, Trustee and all
other fldndarv caDacitiea.
A- Garrison. Edward Gregg;
WnuRea, Thos. Wightman.
A. E. W. Painter, Chas. J. Clarke.
A. P. Morrison, Felix K. Brunot,
John H. Ricketson.
A. Garrison, President: Edward Gregg, First
vice-'resiaent: wm. ilea, eecona vico trttU't,
dent: Wm. T. Howe, Setfy and Treas.; Robt. CT
MOore,A8st- secy ana xreas.; uenry A. xmiez,.
Counsel, No-153 Fourth avenue. de4-JCWT-.y
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. WTTSBUKG, VA. '
As old residents know and back files of Pitts."'
burg papers prove. Is the oldest established
and most prominent physician In the elty, de
voting special attention to all chronic diseases.
MLTDWnilO and mental diseases, physical
1 M t II V U U Odecay. nervous debility, lack of
energy, ambition and hope, impaired memory,
disordered sight, self distrust, bashfulness, .
dizziness, sleeplessness, pimples; eruptions, lra
poverished blood. Calling powers, organlo weak- '
ness, dyspepsia, constipation, consumption, un
fitting the person for business, society -and mar
riage, permanently, safely and privately cured.
BLOOD ANDSKIN J&3
blotches, falling hair, bones, pains, glandular 1
ulcers, old sores, are cared Tor life, and blood
poisons tnorougniTeraaicateairom xae syswrn.
tarrbal discharges. Inflammation and otherF: 1
-lT,fnl innntnmlr.MlTA fraTChlnff' trMtfflMlt'J
prompt relief and real cures.
Dr. Whittier's life-long, extensive expert-;
ence. Insures scientific and reliable treatment, -.
on common-sense principles; Consultation free..
Patients at a distance as carefully treated aa it .
here. Office hours 9 A. X. to 8 P. M. Sunday.
10A.K.tolr.n.only. DR. W UllTlEB, Sli '
-enn avenue, r-iiisourg, jra. w
6RAY'5 bPEUIFIU MhUlUIBtr
CURES . t.
ntHVOUS UEBIU I T.V,
LOSS OF MEMORY. r
Tnll nartloulars In namnhlee
sent free. The genuine Gray- '
Bpeclfle sold by
irnselsts onlvia .
yellow wrapper. Price, ft peer"''
package, or six for S3. OTbymxU.l'-'A
THE OBAY MEU1U!
Id lnPlttsburr bv3.
on receipt.oi.pnce, ot wunwf
nr TBE UliAl ALEUICIE.C'O, BnUaUV-H. Ci
som miriiisBurg aja.o. auiiuxsiv. corner.';
Bmlthaeld and Liberty sta.
SPECIALISTS in all cases reSv
quiring, scientific and confldeno
uai treatment ur. a. &. iKa,v
M. R. C.P. S is tbe oldest and!
most experienced specialist ha?
tbe city. Consultation free and!
strictly confidential. Offlcsl
iiMMitniudito Sf. it: Sundays. 2to4r."iJ
H. Consult them personally, or write- DocTOMt "
LAX& sa vena ave .rinsourg. ra.
a Oottcxn. S43Ci
of Cotton Root. Tarar as
'ennvroyal a recent discovery by aa J
'old rjhvsiclan. Is mieuasfvUv utt&i
rnmuiit Safe. EilectriaL Price SL or "m
sealed. Ladies, ask your druggist for Cook's J
Cotton Root ComDound and take no snbstitatevi
or inolose 3 stamps for sealed particulars. AsV3
dress FOND LILY COMl'ANY, No. 3 Fsksssfl
Block, 131 woodward av&, .Detroit, Mica.
WSold in Pittsburg, Paw bv Joseph Fles j
jug a sou, uiaroona ana Aiariet sta. seae-aav
TO WEAK MEN
Buffering from file effects ot youthful errors, earlr,
decay, wasthur weakness, lost manhood, etCL,I waH
sena a vainaoie treansa seaieai contamnacn
particulars for home care. FREE of charge.
pientua meonsu wora:" snoaia uc reaa srrc
man who is nerrms and debilitated- i&i
rrof. V. C. FSWLEX. HXeostna-C
T A TTCia5BIN-OXIDEPlLL8ar's
I J fa 11 VAJ superior to pennyroyal iosJj
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