Pittsburgh Daily Post from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 4, 1907 · Page 11
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T FRIDAY MORNIXGV THE PITTSBURGH POST. JANUARY 4, 1907. 11 SHARES FIRM EARLY BUT NOT ACTIVE. MODERATE DEMAND FOR SECURITIESPRICES GAIN FRACTIONALLY IN SPOTS. ... AN INCREASE IN TRADING. Pittsburgh Brewing Strong All Day. M. L, & H. Dull and Higher. But One Active Mine. THURSDAY, Jan. 3. The local stock market was firm and dull this morning. Dealings, however, were light, with the exception of those in one of the mining issues, which was the chief factor in trading the opening hour. Slight gains were made In a few issues, but no decided advances were registered. In subsequent dealings the market became slightly broader than it was in the morning, but dealings at all stages of the session were small in substantial issues. The - firmness and dullness noticeable early in the dav continued ud to the close, but no important gains were made. There was an Increase in business, sales aggregating 7,033 shares, against 3,54? shares handled Wednesday. But little attention was given to the natural gas group. Only a little more than 100 shares of Manufacturers Gas were sold at 1616Ts, the stock holding firm at that, level, to which it was lifted at the close yesterday. Later in the day this stock continued dull and firm, but did not become more active than it was In the morning. In the last few minutes of the session several transactions were made at 17, which indicates a recovery of S3 from the low point touched last month. The final bid was 16. which is M better than the closing one yesterday. No other member of the group was dealt in and those mentioned were quoted as usual. The feature of the Brewings was the strength and demand for Pittsburgh Brewing common. It was dealt in at 33, the price to which It was advanced at the close yesterday, some 500 shares changing hands early. One of the reasons given for the buying of the stock Is the consolidation of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company and the Independent Brewing Company. This Is an oft-repeated tale, but does duty as well as any when an explanation is needed. It is asserted that the consolidation has been In view for some time and that the buying of the brewing stocks is made with an understanding as to the future. The Idea is that so many shares of the Pittsburgh Brewing will be exchanged for Independent Brewing stock, and that the inside interests may be in need of additional stock to work out the plan properly. In the afternoon Pittsburgh Brewing was again dealt in at 33 and remained firm to the close. The eldSing bid was 32. which is H better than the final one yesterday. -Independent Brewing was dealt in lightly at 17 and was firm and dull throughout the session. Several hundred shares of Independent Brewing preferred were dealt in at 441444. and the final bid on Pittsburgh Brewing preferred was 50. The firmness of the brewing issues to some extent imparted firmness to the . list. Early dealings In the mining group consisted wholly of operations In Interior Mining. The first hour and. a half over 2.500 shares of the stock changed hands at 34 cents a share, a reaction of one cent a share as against the price made. Mon-- day. Bids and oners were posted on most other members of the group but nothing was done In them in a trading way early in the day. In the afternoon some further trading was done in this stock at the price made in the morning and It ended the day dull. The only other Issues dealt in were Shoshone at 14. and Cable Consolidated at 33 cents a share. Operations in the metal shares were light and confined to Crucibles, nothing being done in United States Steel issues. Crucible common brought 11 in the morning, and in the afternoon and near the close yielded a shade to 11. One transaction was made in Crucible preferred near the close at 784. a slight advance over the previous price. The market ended dull. The total of assessed busings at the Pittsburgh clearing house for 116 reached the hi eh record firure of t3,0SO.23t.6W).63, comparing with $2,470,722,263.09. Only 67 errors were, made during the year. The total assessed business of the clearing hnuse sine its orennization. Februarys. ISrtfi. is 36,9O9,747.0T7.2S. Th following tables show the r!t!ve position of the several bunks in 1906 and 1905: CLEARANCES FOR 1 Mellon National 2 Farmers Deposit National... 3 Bank of Pittsburgh, Is. A... 4 First National 5 Columbia Second National 7 Peoples National 8 German National Diamond National 10 Fort Pitt National 11 Keystone National 12 t'nion National 13 Monongahela National , 14 Duquesne National .... 15 Allegheny National 16 Commercial National 17 Exchange Rank 6fW. Pa..., IS Exchange National l Third National First, of Allegheny 19C6. 507. 344. 313, 297, 260, 257, 2C6, 109, VK 105. 81. 78, 75, 74 61 m. 56, 50, 18, 12. 378.245 S7 359,322 95 161, 42S 7S 603.221 27 CS6.002 31 .634.546 07 807.492 30 S71.MS 64 929.9:.3 62 121,751 72 S53.93S 58 770.743 ki 92 94 Jl 116.88 67 028.3 44 8S0.063 67 322, Ul 31 152.' 02 14 7U6.365 11 Total $3,080,231,630 63 CLEARANCES FCR 1905. 1 Mellon National 435.S93.775 44 Qtr.ers Deposit National 349,407.054 64 y.is of Pittsburgh. N. A 3- 4,305,'KXj 46 First National 210,242.471 61 6 Second National 272,195.820 14 6 Columbia National 228,769. S47 t8 7 Peoples National I69.307.28i 15 8 German National ". 108.144,410 79 8 Diamond National 97.208.2C2 09 10 Fort Pitt National 94.149.348 85 11 Exchange National 7S, 029.9 14 33 12 Keystone National (began Feb. 1. 1905) 76,692.502 3S 13 Duquesne National 75.4W.0J8 hi 14 National Bank of W. Pa 69,525,584 18 15 Monongahela National 68,078,594 84 16 Union National 67,60), 865 44 17 Allegheny National 63.713.0 :3 32 18 Commercial National 59,9.-0,7So 28 IS N. Holmes & Sons (withdrew July 12. 1905) 26,lf8,827 03 20 Third National 19,653.380 SI 21 First Nat. Bank of Allegheny. 11,986,237 54 Total $2,996,473,438 57 There is no change in the relative positions of the first four banks, aa compared with 1905. Columbia National bank moves up from sixth place to fifth place, the Keystone National from twelfth to eleventh, the Monongahela from fifteenth to thirteenth, the Union National, which Jn July, 1905, absorbed N. Holmes & Sons' bank, from sixteenth to twelfth, the Allegheny National from seventeenth to fifteenth, and the Commercial National from eighteenth to sixteenth. Financial Notes. Copper metal was advanced Mc to 24 cents a tound.' A small lot of West Penn Traction preferred was sold at 74 early In the day. The Hall Signal Company proposes to issue $1,000,000 additional preferred stock. Directors Of the Allegheny Bridge Company declared a semi-annual dividend ot 2 a share. , James McCrea has ben elected a director the Philadelphia National bank to fill the vacancy caused by the death of A. Cassatt. The American Car and Foundry Com-any for the quarter ended October 31 reports net earnings of $1,779,892 and a total urplus of $16,350,130. The American Car and Foundry Company reports for the quarter ended October 31 last net earnings of $1,779,893, and a total surplus of $16,350,130. C. W. Woods, formerly manager of the bond department of the Union Trust Company has become a member of the brokerage house of Childs & Chi ids. Pittsburgh Plate Glass was in some demand and displayed strength, gaining lightly. In the morning it brougnt 110 and near the close brought 112. The final Lid was 1124. The only trading the early part of the se-saion in the bank list was the sale of 10 shares or Second National bank of Allegheny at 370. About a year and a half agr thi Btock brought 3S5 on the exchange. Dealing In the bank list broadened UghUy to-day, three Issues of this class being dealt in. Hecond National of Allegheny brought 375 ; 33 shares of Pittsburgh Trust brought 4i0. and 15 shares of St. Clair Savings and Trust brought 55. Charles ht. Urown. secretary of the Colonial fiteel Company, has been elect ed a director Of the Kouthsicie 1 rust tjom pany of Pittsburgh In place of George A. Howe, vice president of the same company. Mr. Howe's resignation was due to continued abuence from the city The Pittsburgh clearing house gives notice that beginning to-day the following tanks will not clear: Bessemer Trust Company, Bradock: Crafton Trust Company, Crafton; Castle Shannon Savings and Trust Company, Mt. Washington Savings and Trust Company, Coraopolis Savings and Trust Company. Henry C. Frick is reported to-day to have sold all his holdings of Reading Railway stock and will resign from the Reading directorate at the next meeting of the board. The First National bank of New York is said to be the purchaser of the great block of Reading stock held by Mr. Frick and said to amount to over $1,000,000. In conservative Iron "and steel circles the belief prevails that the earnings of the United States Steel Company for the last quarter will reach $39,000,000. In more optimistic quarters predictions are made that earnings are close to 140,000,000, or within a shade of the total of the banner quarter ending June 30 last, when 340,125,033 were reported. The United States treasury now has a working balance of $S0,000,00O. During the next six months this will probably be increased by $35,000,000 from excess of receipts over expenditures. Within the same time $42,000,000, under previous notices given by Secretary Shaw at times. money was placed in banks, will be withdrawn, unless Secretary Cortelyou extends the time limit. Within the coming six-months another batch of Panama bonds will be issued to the amount of $30,000,000. Nipissing was quoted at 12 bid this mornine. and was Hull T th nt report of the Nipissing Mines Company I it was given out that the property had been operated for two years and $2,500,000 worth of ore produced at a total cost of $225,000. During the past six months 25 new veins have been discovered, yet less ' than 90 per cent of the property remains j undeveloped. The auick assets of the company amount to $794,288, consisting of Cash, ore in transit and in process of refining. The company has no debts except a monthly current account. William Wilson Chaplin has been reappointed secretary and chairman of the Pittsburgh stock exchange. Mr. Chaplin has been connected with the stock exchanges of the city since 1SS3, with the exception - of about four years in the nineties, when there was only a make-believe exchange. Mr. Chaplin is a capable and efficient official, and by his courtesy and universal impartiality has held the respect of all members of the exchange. One of his duties is to soak the boys with fines when they become un-rulp, but they always forgive him and pay the fine no matter how hard they are stung. GENERAL MARKETS. Prices of the Principal Products From the Leading Trade Centers. NEW YORK. Jan. 3.-Flour-Recelpts. 27,544 barrels; export, 4,321 barrels; dull and lower to sell. Rye flour dull. Buckwheat flour dull. Buckwheat dull. Corn meal barely steady. Rye nominal. Barley nominal. Wheat Receipts, 37,000 bushels; exports, 190,128 bushels; spot easy; No. 2 red, 79c nominal elevator; No. 2 red. 80Hc nominal f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 Northern Duluth, S8Te f. o. b. afloat; No. 2 hard winter, 83c f. o. b. afloat. Severe liquidation all day including stop loss selling in the last hour, broke wheat to about th lowest prices of the season. The decline was accelerated by bearish Argentine crop news and easier cables, last prices in New York showing to lc net loss. May, S17,S2 13-16c, closed, 81c; July, 81V 82sc, closed SIHc. Corn Receipts, 55,900 bushels; exports. 85,976 bushels; spot easy; No. 2, 52VsC elevator and 49c f. o. b. afloat; No. 2 yellow, 49Vfcc; No. 2 white, 49c. Option market was without transactions, closing gc net lower. January closed 51t4c; May closed 50c: July closed 50c. Oats Receipts. 39,000 bushels; spot steady; mixed oats, 26 to 32 pounds, 39&39Vc; natural white, 30 to 33 pounds, 40g41Vxc; clipped white, 33 to 40 pounds, 4044o. Feed firm. Hay firm. Hops steady. Hides quiet. Leather steady. Wool steady. Beef firm. Cut meats quiet. Lard steady; Western prime, $9 409 50; refined quiet. Pork steady. Tallow steady. Cotton seed oil easy; prime crude, f. o. b. mills, ic; do. ytllow, 40 40. Petroleum steady. Rosin firm; strained common to good, $4 -5. Turpentine quiet, 70 70c. Rice steady. Molasses steady. Sugar, raw, steady; fair refining, 3 ll-16c; centrifugal, 96 test. 3 7-ltic; molasses sugar. 2 13-16c: refined steadv. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 3. Wheat, lower; contract grade, January, 73734c. Corn steady; - January. 4P4'347c. Oats firmer; No. 2 white natural, 41ilVic. Live poultry steady: fowls. 12"&13Hc: old roost ers, 99c; chickens, liaise; ducks, 13 i 14c; geese. 131?14c; turkeys, locate, i Dressed poultry firm; fowls, choice, 12tf' J 13c: do., fair to eooJ. llSlic: old roost ers, 94c; nearby chickens, H-glSc; Western;- do.,-ll14c; turkeys, nearby choice to fancy, 17lSc; Western, do., choice to fancy, do., 1517c; fair to good, do., lZp 15c; ducks, nearby, 14'gl5c; Western, do., 13514c; geese, 11'&14C. Refined sugars unchanged. Cotton steady; middling uplands, lO.ioc. Tallow unchanged; city prime, in tierces, 6c; country prime, in barrels. 5Vic; do., dark, in barrels, 5c; cakes, eiiotc. Potatoes steady; Pennsylvania, choice, per bushel, 53ft55c; New York and Western, choice, per bushel, 4h 50c; New York and Western, fair to good. do.. 40&45c. Receipts Flour, 1.800 barrels and 3,430.000 pounds in sacks; wheat, 17.700 bushels; corn. 28.000 bushels; oats. 27,000 bushels. Shipments Wheat, 101,500 bushels; corn, 9,000 bushels; oats, 23.500 bushels. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3. Wheat No. 2 red. cash, 7575c; No. 2 hard, 7173c; May, 7475cf July, 'ZfS2c. Corn No. 2 cash, 39Vi'Ji40c; No. 2 white, 40Hti41c; May, 41a41tc; July. 42Vic. Oats No. 2 cash, 35Vtc; No. 2 white, 3Sc; January, 34c; May. 35Vfec. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 3. Wheat-No. 1 Northern. $W&$c No. 2 North ern, 7578c; May. 7&c bid. Rye No. 1, 66'S6614c. Barley No. 2, 5556c; sample, 45!,55C. Corn No. 3 cash. 35S9c; May, 43V(i43Ao asked. DULUTH, Minn., Jan. 3. Wheat No. 1 hard. 77c; No. 1 Northern, 764c; No. 2 Northern, 74Mj?; May, 77c; July, 78V. c. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 3. Close Wheat May, i77Vc; July, 78c: No. 1 hard. 7S7Si4c; No. 1 Northern, 77 770 ; No. 2 Northern, 73i!&75V4c ; No. 3 Northern, 71Vi7214c. Flour First patents, $4 20-3-4 30; second patents, $4 054 15; first clears, $3 255S3 3; second clears, $2 4032 60. Bran, $16 50. TOLEDO, Jan. 3. Cloverseed Cash and January, 58 30; February, $8 37; March, $8 42; April. 3 20; prime timothy, $2 00; prime alsske, $7 55. GET.YOUR SHARE OF GOLDFIELD'S WEALTH. Hayes and Monette's famous Mohawk lease, which Is now yielding $100,000 per day, did not find ore until down more than 300 feet, after spending six months in sinking their shaft and getting ready. To-day they have more than $1,000,000 worth of ore, which runs from $10 lo $50 per pound, In the vaults of Goldficld banks. Fifty armed watchmen, supporting the orders of the United States court, are surrounding this and other leases on the Mohawk to keep miners from stealing the wonderfully rich ore. The general trend of the veins which pass through the Mohawk, the Red Top, the Jumbo and the other properties in the $50,000,000 Goldfield Merger, is northeast and pass through the Kewana Min ing Company's claims. Two of these veins from the Jumbo and the Velvet, intersect on Block- 12 of Kewana claim No. 3 and the Kewana Leasing Corporation has a shaft down 100 feet, passing through true sulphide ore, which is being hurried down to catch the intersection at a depth of probably 400 feet. It has better values in its shaft to-day than the Mohawk had at ft corresponding depth and a better showing to-day than Hayes and Monette had at the same period of development. It's a safe prediction that when the Kewana Leasing Company's shaft has reached a depth of 300 feet that it will have caught the intersection of the veins which are exposed on the surface. Then the stock will be cheap at a dollar a share, especially when the low capitalization is considered. Kewana Leasing Corporation stock at 15 cents is one of the best investments in the entire Gold-field district. We've 10,000 shares of the Initial allotments yet unsold at 15 cents. To get your share at this price, it's necessary to place' your order immediately, wiring at our expense. Special maps and reports mailed on request. CAPPEAU, LEMLEY & MILLER COMPANY 1S0S-9-10 Machesney Building, Pittsburgh. Pa. Five per cent Gold Bonds of the City Water Company of East St. Louis and Granite City, Illinois, are offered for sale by tho Municipal Corporation & Securities Company, Pittsburgh Bank for Savings Bldg., at a price that will net the investor a handsome return. The same company offer 5 per cent Beaver Valley Traction bonds, due 1953. Full particulars of these Issues will be furnished on application to the above company. PITTSBURGH BOARD. The local stock market was firm and dull all day and there was an increase In trading; sales 7.033 shares and $1,000 bonds, against 3,547 shares handled Yesterday's exchanges $11,292,513.38. against $9,603,341.21 the same day a year ago; call loans 56 per cent. . Air Brake sold at a loss of 44; Second National Bank, Allegheny, sold at a loss of $10; Independent Brewing bond3 sold off 24. . Manufacturers Gas advanced hi: Big Coal yielded ; West Pnn preterrea off 1; Biff Independent Brewing gained 14 ; Plate Glass advanced 1. PITTSBURGH QUOTATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS. Closing bids and offer: Stocks. Bi. Ask. Bid. Ask. Farmers Deposit Nat.. federal Nat. BanK KeyBtone National 340 Lincoln National 195 245 150 401 9S " .35 6li 1H JMrst National. Ally Pittsbrugh Trust Co Birmingham Ins ... National Ins Cable Consolidated Tonopah Ext.. Aria. Treasury Tunnel ... Pittsburgh Consol . Mont. Bho. Con Nipissing Mines Co. Mitchell Mining Co. Interior Mining- 400 75 90 .30 6 .IS'" 13" 6H 4'X) 75 .si" .15 ' 144 .an 6 .S4 .25 .50 .33 .84 1.10 SB Pitts. -Idaho & Lead 1.10 Pitts. Lead & Zlnc Ross M. A M Mfr. L. & H Ohio Fuel S7 Pitts. Oil & Oas Co West Penn Ry Pitts. & Lake Erie 148 Weitinghouse Ids 76 Con. Ice , SH Crucible Steel pref 7SVi Harbison-Walker 13 do. pref Mon. River Coal do. pref Marsden National Fire Proofing.. fiU .t 1W 1" Mi 37 U 40 3H 76 'i 784 so" 7 26 37 i6"4 7S 77 4 20 H 16V4 RSI do. pref Pittsburgh Brewing CO. do. pref Pittsburgh Coal Co as 17 " 32 16 594 83H fiOVi do. pref Pitts. Plate Olass Co... 1121 111 V. B. & Sisrnal Co C2V 85 V. S. GWss 60 Pitts -Buffalo pref 130 Air Brake 15.T- Ind. Brewing- 17H do. pref 44 Am. Sewer Pipe 22 Mon. Water 25 BONDS. P.. McK. ft C. Bs Lafy. & Logans. 5s 964 Con. Gas 6s 130 44i 2d 17H 103 lbV" 17Mi 11)3 96i M R. Coal 6s Ill .... Pitts. Brewing Co. 8s... 112VJ Pitts. -Buffalo 5s 105 111 Ind. Brewing 6s 104; 105 TRANSACTION'S. 10 to 10:80 a m. 60 Ind. Br. pref. . 35 P. P. CI. com. Ill 15-80 do 44 100 Cruc. com ... UMi 100-15 do 441 25 do 11 Vi 10 P. P. a. com. lliMl 10W. Penn pref. 74 PITTSBURGH WHOLESALE THE FAIR ENID GAVE OLD DOORM A LEMON. How YnloTs Only Daughter Cured Qeralnt of Neurasthenia and Jealousy. "Did you ever read the storj of Enid? Well, you don't have to. The story has the ear-marks of a fake, but it's a good story whether true or not," said the Green Goods Man as he jabbed an icicle into a can of storage milk already well watered by the milk trust. "Enid was Ynlol's only daughter. She married a big lusty lug, by name Ger-aint. He didn't seem to have any regular occupation except to fight. He was a sort of an old-time Jim Jeffries or Gans. except that he didn't fight with gloves in a ring. He used a long handled jablKr or an axe. He apparently was a 'champeen, if a fellow named Tennyson is telling the truth. "Geralnt was dippv about hsa wife. He smoked too much one night and imagined that Enid was conducting a little flirtation with a chap named Doorm. He became so fldsrettv about it thai he almost acquired nervous prostration. "Geralnt discovered tliH-t it was up to him to turn a trick to relieve, th nerve pressure so he got busy. He loaded Km a on one mule and lifted himself on an-othfr and. acting aa chauffeur for tho procession, start d out to kill robr-rs, bandits and other bad foiks the po.u-e department couldn't collect. They au needed kr.ling badly, and knew it. "After Geraint h;id killed about 8,t"T0 robbers, etc.. a little fallow sm-aked up on him, banged him a swipe in the slats and he took the count. "Enid, however, was Johnny on the epot. and. taking her jealous lnii-band on her mule, galloped to tho castle of Doorm, which was hard by. iCasu 9 are always hard by. or hard up. which is about the same thing). Old Ioorm. who was a masher with a record, tried the flirtation and goocoo-eye game on Lnid, v.,, ehf, o-ivii i!m n lemon. "Geralnt was in the splints, but he saw the lemon episode, got well, stuck a Jabber Into Doorm and loved Enid without a break thereafter." 4 Pittsburgh Wholesale Markets. THURSDAY, Jan. 3. Trade continues quit in produce and fruits In groceries, however, there Is an active demand, the call for this class of goods being of an urgent character. Florida oranges are in good request. Some frosted stocks are offerc-U, but there is plenty of sound fruit on th market which is quoted at reasonable prices. Pineapples are quiet and there is a fair demand for mandarines, tangerines and satsumas. Florida strawberries arc off slightly receipts having increased moderately ' The demand for strawberries at this period of the year is usually light. The frut so far offered is of good flavor and high color. Apples continue to drag. Dealers are holding out for quotations well, yet on large lots are willing to make concessions At points of origin shippers have firm views and believe that within a short time prices will be higher. No great advance is looked for since stocks are very Onions are quiet and there is a fair demand for cabbage, celery, new beans, new b-ets. lettuce and other green stuff. Boston cucumbers move out slowly be- tv, hin-h nrices asked. Califor- nia cauliflower is on hand and Cuban tomatoes should soon be on this mnrket. Bermuda potatoes are quoted at $ Ck? 7 50 a barrel, but dealers are willing to take less. , The egg market is weak and dealers are offering them at 2526 cents a dozen. Some dealers say they want 2v20 cents. but they don't appear to know, or don t want to know that the market is weak and lower. BUTTER. EGGS ANT) CHEESE. Buttr, t Cheese, cream, tur.s..33M!34cl picr.lc l.'.o do. print... 843501 SwSsb, Imported. 2T"ffSu country 'i-'1- do. baking ....15lSc Cheese. Bricksteln ...134l-tc LimberRer )3c V cream. HVi'S 15c block, new....l515,jo tubs Mc Ekkk, fresh, nearby 24WJ.r.c do. selected ....20;3'J6c storage 21'uijU Ohio cream Hc PU U L.TH 1-UV1S. Cocks, lb 67c; Ducks, lb 14-gioC Hens lb 11012ciOeese, lb 12ffl3c Bnrinfr. chlx, lb.. incite! Turkeys, lb lB18c POULTRY DRESSED. Capons 2SoiDueks 17ftlSo Cocks ..' ll12c! do. Long Island. 20-g 21c Hens 16jl7ci Turkeys. Spring chlx Wft-lScI dry pick M-921n do. fresh 17lSc fresh 221523c do. broilers lc) FLOUR. Patents, tRya $3.75-3.80 spring $4.S34.60t Graham, case. $2 10'p2.25 winter $4 204.2Bi Buckwheat ....23140 OILS. Carbon, 110 deg 12c I Linseed, bbl 4341c W. W.. 150 deK....12',4cMincrs 2735c Carnardlne 13Vjp ROASTED COFFEE Standard Packages. Arbuckles. lb. ...16 80c I Golden Rio, lb KHc do.fcy,pk(rs..lb.lS$22cJava. lb 2Hc do fey Mocha.rb..2iVi!e!Maraca!bo, lb 17He Caracas, lb 19Hc:Mes!can, lb 19Mc FISH. Mackerel. H-bbl.. .$9.25, Holland her'ng.bbl.SO.lS do tt-bbl M TB' do. H-bbl : 00 do' pails $M0i Whlteflsh, rail 62c CANNED GOODS. Beans dos 65cS$l 85 Tomatoes 85cS$1.40 do. baked... 85Cff1.80 do. others. ..Jl.iogi. 40 Corn, doz 72c??$l 45! Corned beef.,.$l .252.30 Peaches, std.. 32. 0002. 451 Beef loaf 95cfl .00 do pie $100 Veal loaf ... .95cff$2.00 Peas $1001. 75' Salmon 95cjJ3.5 Pineapples ...90c5$2.40iSardines, Imp. .95cS$3 00 Pumpkins 70P8.icl do. domestic ...40S72c Pnnonoi Orane-pp fancy $l.804T-2.00 seconds 60f 6ac eight-hands. 90c$1.00 Florida $2. Y5-53.ro Jamaica J2.2S7'2.:"0 ' Cal. navels.. S3. 55(S3.E0 lira pes. I T" . . - Almeirla. bbl. .. .$6-581 Cal.'. box. ...12.250:2. 50 Grape fruit, 'Pineapples, smooth 11 a. m- . so Fire P. Pr?f--50 Mf. L- & H.. ' 1,000 Int. Min ... 175 P. Brew. com. 33 80-50-100 do 33 60-15 do 33 11 a. m. to 200 Int. Min 34 60-60-50-50 do. ... .84 60-50-50 do 84 60-50-50 do 34 1.000 do 34 26 P Brew. com. 33 80 Ind. Br. pref. 44 10 Mf. L. &. H.. 16 12:30 to 100 ghoehone 1 to 2 65 P. Brew. com. 83 66-60-110 do 33 loO Ind. Br. com. 17 2K Mf. L. & H.. 17 26 .34 17 370 400 55 1111 79? 11 17 12:30 p. m. 5-60 do. 50-10-40-10 do. ... 10 Sec. Nat. Ally 25 P. Trust Co... 7 et.CG &T.Co.. 50 p. P. U. com. 32 do. ; 10H.-W. K. pret 1 p. m. p. m. 5-8 do. ... 15 H.-W. R. pref 744 .84 7 3wlnt. Min 50 B. Coal com i to 2: SO P m. 750 Cable Cons ... .34 5U0 do S4 1W Ind. Br. pref. 44H S do. 4 15 P. P. G. com. 1U 2:30 to 12 Cruc. com .... UMi 60-60-60 do 11 8 P. Trust Co.. 400 15 Ind. Br. com. 17 10 do 17H tfW. A. Brae 154'!' - . - c at rn. 65 $1,000 Ind. Br. 6 xlt 70 Fire P. pref M 'lOOPCoal com.. 1 -a r T A- M.. If DU 1X1. t 4-1 , -If ysw 10 w. A. Brake. 1MJ 15 Cruc. pref ... 10-25 do 784 W Cable Cons ... .35 The following summary of the k"8'!!0 hows the high, low and final prices, aiso changes as against last previous ,aLea:gt Shares. Hi. Low. saie. witi-j 1,450 Cable Consol 34 . 2S7 Cruc. Pteel com.. H'4 HH .33 .08 60 Cruc. Pteel pref.. 7SVi 120 Fire Proof, pref.. 2 25 H.-W. Ref. pref. 79 135 Ind. Brew. com.. 17Vi 415 Ind. Brew, rref .. 44H g,0"0 Interior Min "4 333 Mfrs. L. & H.... " 745 Pitts. Brew, com 33 liX Pitts. Coal com.. 16 7S4 7S4 26 7S4 17H 44 '4 .34 17 S3 W4 in 7 14 158 74 4O0 55 S70 16 79 17 44 .34 164 83 lSH 110H 7 0 - u v .01 0 142 P P. Glass 112 1 60 River Coal com.. 7 10ft Sfcnahone 14 14 H 1 West. Air Brake. 1R4 153 lOWest Penn pref.. 74 74 BANKS. 21 Pitts. Trust ...... 400 4"fl 12 St. Clair S & T. 55 55 Irt Rpftiiiil N. R.. AL 370 370 1'4 1 10 7,033 BONDS. M $1,000 Ind. Brew. s...il' xKS xlOB . -:H Less than 10 shares. xEx-dlv. or ex-mt. PRODUCE QUOTATIONS. choice I3.00.g-3.501 cayenne $4.2534-50 fancy $3,505 4.00 Pomegranates, Lemons, fancy. 50! box $3 5034 00 do. cholc...$3.E0!S'. 00 ! Mandarines. ntrap..$3 50 Limes, per 10A ll.OOf Tangerine, box.. ..$45 do. par bbl.$7.0ftif7.6O!Kuniuat DOMESTIC FKUITS. Apple. (Cranberries, fancy ...... .tt.WVS3.B0 extra fey. hbl... $1011 do. choice. .l BO-2 Wl choice, box. .fl.0092.00 do. Cl.box.$1.75-.S0l do. choice. bbl...$1T8 Strawberries, QtBOf 70:Grape. JO-lb.. .-..ISSo VEutTABLES. Potatoes. IKndlv. bbl S4 BO track, bu 43g45ci Eacorole, bbi t 50 more, bu SHMe Oarllc 8tf9e Bermuda, bbl. $707. M; Lettuce. Ash ....fM?50c Potatoes, aweet, j do. box V-1faQc N. J. kiln-dried. do. V.bl $4. 60 6 00 barrel ....$3.25-53.75 do hamper. . . .$2ff 2 SO hamper ..$! I5f 1.25 Mushrooms, lb...fraTC Virginia ....$t2S-g l.B0 Onions, buh1...50-fi5;o Beans, green. $3 603 4. MS i do. bh) II uBl.?d Beeta. Ml $1 gsl 5)i do. Spanish. .$1 406 1 SO Brussels sprouts .UJOcl do Val ... J.2.Vn 50 Cabbage. bbl.ll.OOfi-l a: Parsler 3SP5e ton ...UlFarMilps $l.VSjl.75 do. Ger. seed. .$I3y 14 Radish, doz . . . .lSVXe an- !. 6 Rutabagas. bbl...$'.ei 15 do. Savoy $i si Spinach, hamper. 46355c Carrots, bbl. $i.4l 50 do. N. O. dos. .30ff3c Caul!, crate $3.504: Shallot 4050e C'lrry. Ohio 15Soo, Tomatoes, lb 1520r do. Mich., box . $125; do Cal $2 25 do.Cal crate $4 y5 fki! Turnips, obi. $LfM$M.?- Cuka. Boa. doi $2 75i3: Water-ress .. .. 3p3$s do. Fla. hump $.',33 w:fi-n pfrmers f'5i Eggplant, crt $4.5eg 5 00 Horseradish, bbl tigi V GAME. Deer, 1 Grass plover. .$1.7EfT2 00 Canad'n. whole.lb.35cj Rabbits, pair ...2iiTfSoo Ducks. j do. jack 7o?9"c canvas bks S3 7553 (' Pquabs. dos. . .$4 00g4 26 com , mixed. pr...S'e' Squirrel, grey, pr...4'c mallards .. .$l.Kai.76 Puekiing plara. pr. . $'? redhe'ds. pr. $1.7653 ff.( Turtle, !b SlOc do. ruddy, pr.JS 50, Imported game, do. bluebllla.pr $!.! irrouse rair 12 W1 teai. pair . ..smrsi vu partrldRe. re3. pr IS.fO plover, rolden, dz fV&Q do. black. ds...$4.M Eng. pheasant. pr $3.26 PITTSBURGH. bull, live.ds 2.502.75l grass, dozen . .0$'25ci SUGAR F. O. B Standard, - .- (Standard, a-ranulate d. bfcl.....ci cute .. An. la? 6ri cut loaf do. 2-Ib. pka-s... S.Jftoi con. A powdered . .5 lO-gS.TOr' Velio 8. It 6 fr'Kl .4.804.K5e .4.53'84 65c NUTS. Aimer.!, lb. BrazU nuts. Chestnuts .. do. Italian Mixed r.uts . FIJberts ..1Sri?cranut. choice.bu.$l.c; ..13f":e do a-reen, lb 1f7c S'aV.c PheHt.arks, bu. $3.6093.00 esi'"!' l v a.nuis. black, lb. ...29214c ..llt?12?i Cal. soft shel!..15ic Peanuts, fey bi .$l.0! Knelish IV ... ltiS (Jlt.-s. UAIS, K1K, WHEAT. Corn, new yellow. Oal. shelled 4SS4-ici No. 2 3SHff40o ear No. 3 J(ljy Wheat, No. 4 27g37Wc No. 2 at ml!!. 73fi7r.c! HAY. STRAW. MILL FEED. timothy. ! Straw, rye $11 iV-ffl2 No 1 $30.50521.00! do. wheat. ...HO.Mgll No. 2 $lS.viy 2ii.) MUi feed. Hay. ' middlings white. clover. No. 1 $18.601113! No. 1 $23 0028.50 frlxed, f Nt 2 $22 fiO-523 00 No. 1 $lSf,'319! middlings brown. No 2 $!7S-91t; No 2 ... $21 50-917 "0 Straw, oat ... $0 5t ntWintee hin $22.60328 00 RECEIPTS BULLETINED. Pennsylvania yards. Manchester yards 22 cars hay, 5 oars oats, 21 cars corn, 3 cars ft-d. 4 cars straw. B A 0.-5 cars hav. 1 oar rats. 1 rar 00m, 1 oar straw, p. & L. E. 7 cars hay, 3 cars oats. MARKET OPINIONS. By private wire to lif-nry Sproul & Co.: Speculation Is so exclusively pro-fessional It is anybody's kuc.hs what the next movement r.iight be in any special cas. It Is expected thia irregularity and narrowness will continue until money is more plentiful, rates lower and outlook for maintained case in this respect is surer than it is now. "Whitney. Stephenson & Co.: The copper stocks were the feature of the day, A. C. P. being especially strong. There sf-fms to be no immediate prospects of lower prices, for the metal or any falling off In the demand and thia Indicates vastly increased earnings. By private wire to R. M. Weaver: The market was strong to-day, being Influenced by the easier rates for call monev. The money market will continue to ease right along now and aa rates drop, stocks will advance. To Henry J. Spuhler: Sentiment Is bullish on United Slates Steel, owing to the enormous earnings for 1)6 and the large volume of business booked for 19o7. With easing money rates, the list will continue to rise. Ry private wire to Childs & Childs: Traders were all inclined to be bearish and raided Union and Southern Pacific. Strength was all in the copper stocks. We would advise buying on the weak spots and look for higher prices. By private wire to Henry Sproul & Co.: Wheat was weak on renewed liquidation by local bulls and coram'saion house holdings. About the only support Riven the market came from the shorts covering. To Robinson Bros.: The afternoon market was strong in spots, but the general tendency was reactionary, due chiefly to the continued pressure on Union Pacific, Heading and the Hill stock. We look for slight improvement in prices to-morrow. John D. Armstrong & Co.: There was soiling at the start, with prices working off, buying orders being scarce while cable advices were not encouraging. There was fair movement of spring wheat. Miller & Co.: When the money situation settles, which it has all the appearance of doing, we shall probably- jiaain have another upward swing. Underlying conditions are good enough and there is no need for an investor to part with his stocks. Treasury Balances. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.-To-day's statement of the treasury balances in the general fund, exclusive of the $15O,Oi.X),006 gold reserve, shows: Available cash balance J238.860.387; gold coin and bullion, 103 35;, 98s; gold certificates, $00,225,920. Clearing House Figures. Time loans are quoted at 6 and call loans at 5Vifrfi per cent. The clearing house figures are as follows: Kxchangres. Balances. Yesterday 11.23i',513 38 $1,553,703 fl I-ast wtek 8,739,f,79 11 1,473.2-1 ;j Last Bjr mo..9.,.. 9.603,341 21 ,K8,03o lo 10:30 to RAILROADS STAKE ROUTE HI ECOIIIM. BIG MANUFACTURING PLANTS LOCATING THERE WILL FURNISH GREAT TONNAGE. $44,000 SALE IN CARNEGIE. Rumors of Deals and Offers on Downtown Property More Numerous and Better Market Expected. Economy promises to furnish so much freight when the large plants are built there that railroads are figuring on getting branches into the place. The property owners of that 'lcinlty were surprised this week to see a corps of engineers staking out a railroad right of way along the Big Sewlckley creek. The proposed lines evidently extends from Butler county to Economy, and there are Beveral railroads In Butler county to which the line could be connected. This makes the second railroad line which has been projected into Economy recently. The new line extends about 28 miles. The stakes are 100 feet apart and are numbered up to 1.400. The backers of the lines are keeping the matter quiet. Representatives of the H. K. Porter Locomotive works, which recently bought a large tract in Economy for a big plant, have been inspecting locomotive works all over the world and this week visited the Economy site. It Is expected that the contract for the steel work for the new Porter plant will be let soon. The big plants of the American Bridge Company, the Rlter-Conley Manufacturing Company, the H. K. Porter Company and smaller concerns would provide a great amount of freight, which will grow as that section expands and more plants locate there. Buy Acreage at Carnegie. The McClintick-Marshall Construction Company Is reported to have purchased from the Bell estate 22 acres of land In Carnegie for $44,000, or about $2,000 an acre. ' The property adjoin th American Structural Steel Company's plant, which about one year ago was bought by the McCllntic-Marehall Construction Company. The acreage Is also adjoining the Pennsylvania Smelting Company's plant and on the Panhandle division of the Pennsylvania railroad. The Keystone Driller Company received yesterday deed from E. II. Whiteside for tho former American Steel & Wire Company's property in Eighth avenue. Beaver Falls. There are about 3) acres in the plot, which sold for $65,000, and the purchasing firm has plans prepared for a group of new manufacturing buildings which will cost $125,000. Several hundred more hands will ba employed by the concern, which will then be the largest manufacturing firm In Beaver Falls. Brokers Getting "Nibbles." - Brokers report that there Is more "nibbling" going on now than has been the case for some months and they hope that this Is a sign of a better market coming. Rumors of deals are more numerous and offers also. None of the offers appear to be hurriedly taken, which apparently shows that real estate holders are confident of high values of their property. A deal in Liberty avenue property, near Sixth street, was reported yesterday. The property has a frontage of 73 feet and the sale price was reported at $10,000 a front foot, or $730,000. An offer of $3,000 a front foot for the property of the Barnes estate fronting in Third avenue, between Wood and Smith-field streets, was also reported. The lot Is 60xSo feet and the building has been occupied by the Barnes Company. An owner of a largo parcel of downtown real estate which was included In a proposed postofflce site that was not satisfactory to Secretary Shaw, said yesterday that negotiations were In progress for the sale of the property, which is valued at about $400,000. Sales of Dwelling Houses. J. M. Hastings sold to Morris Aronson nine brick houses of five rooms each, fronting in Braddock avenue, between Krankstown avenue and Baxter, for $1S,000. The lot has a frontage of 150 feet and is 60 feet deep, and the dwellings were formerly a part of the West and Wilson enterprises. The Aronson Realty Company have articles of agreement signed for the transfer of a 12-room center hall residence in East End avenue, near Edgerton, to J. G. Simon, for $13,000. The lot is 50x130 feet and the purchaser will occupy the property. George II. Bailey, of the Balley-Farrell Company, bought the Bruce farm of 56 acres on Coraopolis Heights, for $15,000. S. O. Wilson sold to George Shaeffer the former J. J. Booth property at the southeast corner of Jackson and Collins avenues. Nineteenth ward, lot 72x93 feet, for f5,S0O. Other Realty Transactions. Through the Real Estate Trust Company, John Holmes sold to D. F. Livingston, three vacant lots in the Sunnypide plan for $1,500. The lots join and have a frontage of 50 feet in Mansfield avenue, 25 feet in Certervue, avenue and are 100 feet deep each. The purchaser will erect a store and flat building to cost $10,000. W. H. Long sold to William C. Nicholson, 25x95 feet, with dwelling In Welles-ley avenue. Eighteenth ward, for $5,500. E. Rubin sold to Morris Kartub, 25x45 feet, improved with two-story brick dwelling. In Manila street. Eighth ward, 1 for $5,000. C. A. Callahan sold to Jennie W. Gage, 20x78 feet. Improved, in Linden avenue, Twenty-first ward, for $4,000. Louis Grats sold to Morris Lublyn', 40x 102 feet, Improved, In Rose street, near Klrkpatrick street. Thirteenth ward, for $4,000. C. H. WTaterhouse sold to Harry S. Hunter, of Aspinwall. 75x100 feet, vacant, in Jancey street, near Hampton, Eighteenth ward, for $3,100. Transfers. W. S. Lenck to Martin Nallo. Dec. 29. 13th ward, Pittsburgh. 25xU0, I?rere!on ave $ 5.J50 L. F. Iloltzman to Ntan Zunet, Dec. 22, Bradd-xik. ESxl35. Talbot ave 7,000 J. C. Provlns to E E. Boyd, Dec. 29, Avalon, 42x125, Foreet t 7,000 P. A. Holden to Joseph Qoldberir. reo. 1. 17th ward. Pittsburgh, 4'x"4, Hatfield at 3.300 Henry Vaught to O Perrone. Deo. il, Sharrsbur, 2:x00, 11th st 4,000 Petr Yunher to A. L. Dorrtnbacher, Jan. 2, McKeen Rocks, 25x110, Ro.e st. S.00 D. S. LiRftett to C. M. Clarke, Aug. 8, 22nd ward, Pituburgrh, 60x124, Lloyd st 5,000 Arthur Wasel to W, J. Parsons, Eec. 3, Edgewood, 0x121, Elm st ' T,.(,0 A. F. Oanley to Thos F. Farroll, Dec. 22, 20tli ward, Pittsburgh, 4 xUH, Re-bfcra st 8,000 Reliance Impt. Co. to M. C. Dcbson Deo 27. West Liberty, 40X120. Berkshire ave. S.iflO Ausrust Korta to Wm. Seott, Dec. 18, 21at wprd, Pittsburgh, 25n9i, LlncO n ave. . . . 5.0C0 R K. Fink to J. A. Rounr!s:one, Oct. 3, fpringdale twp., xl05. Pgh. & Free-port Rad 3 J. D. Ptevenon to E H. Hulem, Eec. 29, Wllkinbur. 19fxllS. Frfcr.kl n sc.. 3 :K) "W. Zlnsmelster to D. Miruhout. Dec 2S, 4th ward. Allegheny. 25x1' 0, Main St.. 4.H0O R. Li. Carotbers to D. P. Caruthers, Dec. 14, 2nd ward, Allegheny, 21x50, Jeffer-n et 4.C53 H. B. Riley to W. L. Stewart. Deo. 17. 20th ward. Pittsburgh. 4x110. Walnut st 7,250 W. A. Mlnteer to S. E Johnston, Sept. S. 21st ward, Pittsburgh. 5 lota. Oak-hurst Plan , IBOS Henry Rosser ti K. Klebausky, Nov. TO, 2th ward, Pittsburgh. 27xS0. Wa'nu- et. 10, COO J. M. R hn to A. W. Ginn. Deo. 11, Ben Avon. 60x125. BraedinK ave 6.5C0 N. Nolle to Wm. Horn all, Oct. 21, 3th ward, Pittsburgh. 20x120. Steuben st 5,200 M. Junker to F. R. Stea3mn. Deo. 22, 7th ward, MeKeeaport, KxllO, Jenny Llnd et goo Carrick R. E. Impt. Co. to M Davidson, Dec 2S, Mt. Oliver. 24x120. Margaret ave 4,700 6. A. Dickie to Albert Martin "Nov. s, 22nd ward. Pittsburgh, 163x216. Elger-ton ave 10.C03 C. W. Callahan to J. W. Gaje.'Dec 27. 21st ward. Pittsburgh. 20x72. Linden ave 4,000 T P. Manley to Eugene Mendel. Dec. ! - ISth ward. Pittohure-h 4f--riro K7th st.. 6.0CO Jaae Jonts to C. C. Meilur Co.. LH Dec. 28, 1st ward, Allegheny, 26x5, Ia- bella Ctourt . - 8.6 Granlt Impt. Co. to Same. Nov. 27, 1st ward, Allegheny. S4x88, Craig t........ 11,000 Anton Luti to 8. Silverblatt, Dec S8, 6th ward, Wittsburgh, 20xlC6. Ivanhoe et. 8.230 D. J. Woods to Jaines Scott, Deo. 27. 11th ward, Allagheny, 24x141. Woodland Terrace 2,9 James McEwan to R. S. McCa?ue, Dec. 8, r16th ward, Pittsburgh. 0x100, Ella st. 3.7C0 C. B. Judd to A. L. Sailor, Oct. 15. Wllkinsburg. 26x120. Mifflin st 4.5C0 W. N. Weaver to Mary Haslett. Nov. 27, East Pittsburgh, 20x93. Beech et 2,650 T. C. Martsolf to E. G. Burke, Doc. 15, Chartlers twp., 25x100, Crotzer ave 3,200 C. C. Lee to H. E. Myriok Dec. 29. 39th ward, Pittsburgh. 26x60, Winchester et 4,000 Locuet Orov Land Co. to M. E. Melton, March 9, 7th ward, McKeesport, SJxi. Parker st 3.650 J. iT. Anderson to Oakmont Motor Boat Co.. Dc. 23, Oakmont, 7txl50, B. st.. 4,000 i Mortgages. Jejnnie w. Gaga et al. to Arthur Jj. Al- fen 3(0C Charles J. Zimmerman to Knoxville. Land Imp. Co. (2) U""; George B. Kimes to Mercantile Trust Co. .. Joseph H. "Fester to D. A. Wilbert et al.. trustees A. M. P.ounberg to Wm. J. Bell et al... 4.0W Joseph F. Haller to Southslde Trust Co.. 8,ouo Mercy Davidson et al. to John B. Knowl- son tf.wo John L. Keller to Fifth Ave. Bank.r..... 6,tAW Cftrtano Perrone to Dime Sav. B. & L- A. of Sharpsburg 4.UW James J. Cunningham to National Ins. Co. of Allegheny Z- Elijah H. Hulens to Anna H. Walker S.W0 Purchase money. TRYING TO OPEN ! GANTZ SAND POOL j Shooting Helps Many Wells In the Wallace District In Harrison County. The effort that has been made for some time to open a Gantz sand pool on Tanners fork, in Troy district. Gilmer county, has claimed quite a little attention. The first two welhj completed were 10-barrel producers and it was hoped that something better might be found In the same locality. , On Beverlin Fork, McClellan district. Doddridge county, the Carnegie Natural Gas Company drilled its test on the Alfred Swiger farm through the fourth sand and has a light gasser. On Big Flint creek, in the same district, Underwood & McCann are due In the sand at a second test on the Langfltt heirs' farm. On Buffalo run. Grant district. Wetzel countv. the Kanawha Oil Company drilled its No. 6 on the Hart Bros.' farm through the Maxon sand and has a show for a five-barrel pumper from that level. In the Wallace district. In Harrison county, the South Penn Oil Company gave Its No. 3 on the W. S. Herbert farm a shot and it responded by producing 10U barrels the ensuing 24 hours. At the head of the Miracle run, Monongalia county, the South Penn company's No. 1 on the S. T. Fordyce farm is producing 165 bar- Southwest of tha Rowells run development, on West Fork, Spencer distiict. Roane county, the Carter Oil Company drilled Us No. 3 on the Jennts Ritchie farm Into the Berea grit and has a show for a 10-barrel pumper. This location is 1,000 feet west of No. 1 on the same a6n the Ohio side. In the Wolf creek district, in Washington county, Cody & Co. drilled their test on the Charles Bachelor farm through the shallow sand and has a show for a light pumper. In the Woodsfield district W. G. Decker completed his second test on the George Kerr rarm ana nas a ngnt pumper, in the Lewfsvllle district F. P. Hue & Co. completed a test on the Riley Smith farm and have a light pumper in the Keener sand. In the Imperial district. Allegheny county. McCutcheon & Co. drilled their test on the Marshall heirs' farm through the 30-foot sand and have a duster. The Oil Market Pennsylvania crude-. $1 68: Tiona, fl 68; Second Sand. 1 6S; Cabel, II 18; Corning, $1 10; New Castle. $1 25; North Lima, 90c; South Lima andIndlAna, 85e; Somerset. 6o; Rag-land. Mc: Canada, tl 40; Producers and Refiners, si et. OIL CITY. Jan. X Credit balances $1 5S. Rune, January 1. 64.396 barrels; shipments, January 2. 142,422 barrels; dally average. 143,-30 barrels. R1VERMEN PROTEST. Want No Dock Built on Allegheny Near Sixth Street Bridge Few Boats Operating. Riverrnen entered a vigorous protest against the proposed construction of a dock near the Sixth street bridge, Duquesne way, at a hearing before Major W. L. Sibert yesterday. The Pittsburgh Dock and Transportation Company received privilege from the city administra tion to erect the dock on ground controlled by the city and the firm applied to the war department, through Major Sibert. to get the sanction necessary for erecting the dock to the water line of the Allegheny river. J. Frank Tilley. representing the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke Company; Thomas M. Rees, of James Rees & Sons; H. B. Naylor, representing Henry Phipps, who recently erected the Fulton and Bessemer buildings in Duquesne way; George W. Thomas, of the Peoples Coal Company; Captain Ed Jordan and others were the protesting riverrnen. alleging that the dock would be a menace to towboats, especially when the water was high. G. C. Langenhelm, engineer, and John Campbell, secretary for the Pittsburgh Dock and Transportation Company, represented the firm, which desires a dock nine feet high. Major Sibert will make recommendations to the war department, where final disposition of the case will be made. The towboats Boaz and Tornado were Inspected yesterday by United States Inspectors George H. Atkinson and Isaac 13. Williams. The Ben Hur was the only packet in and out yesterday. The Cincinnati line will send out the Keystone State tomorrow. The Alice Brown and Exporter arrived yesterday with empties. Coal operators are doing little with the present stage of water. One tow of barges will be sent to Midland to-day. No coal was sent out yesterday. There was 11.7 feet at Davis Island dam and 10.4 feet at No. 2 Ohio river last night and falling. The striking deck hands of the pool towboats gathered on the Water street wharf yesterday. Some of the towboats are operated shorthanded. River Telegrams. CINCINNATI. Jan. S River 87.8 fet and rising; ros 1.8 feet since morning. Cool and raining. WARREN River S feet 8 lnchea R.lnlng MORQANTOWN Rivsr feet 4 lnchea and falling. Cloudv. POINT PL.E AS ANT River 25 feet 3 Inches and rising. Cloudy and mild. GREENSBORO River 9 feet 7 inches and falling. Warm and threatening. OIL. CITY River 4 feet 4 Inches and falling. Rain and cool. STEUBEN VI LLE River 16 feet 9 Inches and falling. Cloudy and cool. LOUISVILLE Klver rising; In car.al. 155 feet; on falls, 13. S feet; below locks, 41.1 fee:. Raining. WHEELING River 17 feet and falling rap-Idly GALL1POLIS River JO ft and rising. Cloudy and warm. Pig Iron. NEW YORK, Jan. 3. The pig Iron certificate market to-day was easier, with evidence of larger orders in the market and for the later spring deliveries was Offered $1 60 to $2 25 a ton under near positions to-day, while June Iron was offered at $1 50 under the bid price for January. There were also more liberal offerings of the regular deliveries. The increased offerings were considered as indicating expectation of more liberal supplies toward the end of the first half, resulting from increased production and possibly belief that with the present stringency tided over conditions will not be so congested later. Closing quotations: Cash, 123 60 bid; January and Februarv X O0S24 00; March, $22 5022 75; April UZ 0w2 50; May, $21 00fe"-21 75; June, $20 50 &21 50. The Money Market, NEW YORK, Jan. 3. Money on call opened strong, 214 per cent; ruling rate, 6 per cent; closing bid, 2 per cent; offered at 3 per cent; time loans easier' 60 days, 7 per cent nominal; 90 days t'i per cent and six months bid; prime mercantile paper. GfaG per cent; sterling exchange irregular, with actual business in bankers' bills at 4S4.30484.35 for demand and at 479.75'g479.80 for 60-day bills; posted rates, 480 to 4S5"a" '4S5H ; commercial bills, '479Va4i'9j4; tar silver, 70Vc; Mexicai dollars, o4c; Government bonds weak; railroad bonds steady. Dry Goods. NEW YORK, Jan. 3,-The dry goods was generally quiet, but Jobbers were more active, and shipments of springs are being made in great volume. Silk r.bbons r.ave been advanced. An ad- ;..r;,Jn 60me grades have been an- A 4a IS BEING Til) FOR JURY F1XSHG. FRANK, ALIAS "YANK" M'COR-MICK, TESTIFIES IN HIS OWN BEHALF. JUDGE CAUTIONS: JURORS, Case Will Be Continued To-Day in Criminal Court Commonwealth Finishes Evidence. Shortly before noon yesterday Frank, alias "Yank" McCormlck, an East Pittsburgh saloonkeeper, was placed on trial before Judge J. A. Evans, In criminal , court on the charge of embracery, growing out of the first trial of Daniel Brady. Chief Clerk Lawrence Fagan.'ot quarter sessions court, identified the court records, which showed that the Brady case was called before Judge Francis J. Kooser, October 1, and that Reymef Bush was one of the Jurors. Patrolman Freeborn testified to seeing McCormlck walking with Juror Bush and Alexander McKim toward Diamond street. He said his attention was called . to the trio by Policeman Nugent. After pointing out the defendant to County Detective Harry Merit, McCormlck was taken to the district attorney's' office and questioned. Policeman Nugent told of being detailed to watch Reymer Bush, the fifth Juror In the box. Says the Men Met. He saw the defendant meet Bush and with another man go to a saloon In Fifth avenue. Later they went to a saloon in Grant street, all sat at a table and had a whispered consultation. As the three men arose from the table witness heard one say: "That Judge has a pair of sharp eyes." Reymer Bush testified to meeting McCormlck and Alexander McKlm. He said McCormlck whispered to him that Brady, was a good friend of his and he would like Bush to do him a favor. Witness said that McCormlck visited him at his house after this convers tlon and asked him what he was going 1 to do. When Bush replied that he Intended telling all, McCormlck said; "My God, do you want to hang me"? Makes a Denial. On cross-examination Bush denied that December 19, he told McCormlck that Officer Freeborn had been out to see him and told him they were both In a bad fix and had better stick together In the interests of both. McCormlck himself testified that October 1, he was in the court house as a character witness for a friend. He said while going to a saloon McKlm and Bush walked 40 or 50 feet behind him. He admitted drinking with Bush, but denied mentioning Brady's name and said he did not know. Brady before this trouble. Judge Evans continued the trial until this morning after cautioning the jury to say nothing outside of court. Members of the Jury The Jury is composed of W. P. Ewing, farmer. Robinson township, foreman; Thomas Conlon, laborer, Millvale borough; Lewis Spring, collector. Millvale borough; Charles Curry, buyer. Nineteenth ward. Pittsburgh; David Scott, farmer. West Deer township; William Van Llew, salesman. West Liberty borough; James McCrea, molder. Fourth ward, Allegheny; Richard Stokes, foreman, Jefferson township; John C. Mc-Michael, laborer. North Fayette township; Peter Smith, farmer, Indiana township; Thomas Wallace, machinist. Twenty-third ward. Pittsburgh; John M. Bolson, clerk, Wilkinsburg. MAY ABOLISH CHCHRS. Many Methodist Ministers Opposed to Retaining Paid Choir Leaders and Soloists. Because most of the choir leaders and soloists of the Methodist Episcopal Church are not members of that denomination, and evince no inclination to become such, and for the further reason . that the music within recent years is said to have gravitated more toward operatic airs than toward sacred hymns, an effort is being made to dispense with paid singers. The matter will be taken up at the next meeting of the Ministerial association Monday. Agitation for reform along those lines was begun some time ago, but was first . formally presented to the Methodist Episcopal Ministerial association last Mon- day by Attorney Harvey Henderson, chairman of the music committee of the North Avenue Methodist Church. Rev Dr. C. W. Smith, editor of the "Christian Advocate," and Rev. Dr. C. W. Blodgett. pastor of the North Avenue Methodist Church, are the leaders of the reformers. THEATRICAL ATTRACTIONS. ' The sale of Mansfield tickets at the Nixon began yesterday mornmg with a regular old-time Pattl rush. The celebrated artist will play "Peer Gynt" every night (except Saturday) and at Saturday matinee. The curtain on "Peer Gynt" will rise evenings at 7:45 o'clock. This role Is so overwhelming in its tax on the energies of the artist that he cannot play "Peer Oynt" twice in the same day, mo Saturday night he gives "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide." That the people of Pittsburgh still have a fond memory for the former ' stock favorite. William Ingersoll. is prov- ' en by the advance sale in the Belasco Theater for the coming week, which has already reached big figures. Mr. Ingersoll will be seen in the role of John Ash-by, a Texas railroad engineer of the real Western manly type. "The Love Route." as It is called, ran for several months both in New York and Chicago during the present season. An excellent cast. Including Odette Tyler, will appear with Mr. Ingersoll. Denman Thompson's "Old Homestead." ' which is announced for production In the Alvln next Monday night, is proof against change in cast, apparently. Joshua Whit-comb is a character, not a part, and in the hands of a competent actor like Wll-' liam Lawrence, who is playing the part this season, much can be made of It. The play is said to be better and stronger this year than ever. Coffee. NEW YORK. Jan. 3. The market for coffee futures opened steady at unchanged prices to an advance of 5 points . on bullish reports concerning Government purchases in the primary markets, covering of shorts and a little support from local bulls. Prices improved during the middle session and at one time were about 10 points net higher. Realizing eased the market off slightly toward the close and the final tone was barely steady at a net advance of 5 to 10 points. Sales were reported of 49.750 bags, including January at 5.45o; March. 5.65c; May. 5S(vi5.&5c; July. 6.00r6.05c; September, 6 10ft6.15c; October, 6.20c; December, 6.30 6.35c; SDot market steady; Rio, No. 7. 7i7Vc; Santos. No. 4. 7-ieSc; mild coffee steady; Cordova, QftlZM-c. License Is Transferred. Judge John M. Kennedy In quarter sessions court yesterday granted the transfer of the retail liquor license of John Delehanty. in the First ward. Brad-dock, to Catherine Delehanty, widow of the original holder. Delehanty was ac-. cidentally killed Christmas evening while examining a revolver which had been given to him as a present a few minutes before. Baby troubled with Eczema, or other disfiguring itching disease of the skin? Doan's Ointment will cure. Cannot harm the most delicate skin. V !

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