Financial and Commercial.
Thursday, Sept., 3d, 1863.
& Co's auction sale of bonds and stocks took place Wednesday.
The attendance was not as large as usual, and the bidding of those present was less spirited than at the previous sale; consequently, there was some decline in prices, and most of the offerings were withdrawn.
The following bonds and stocks were sold:
Confederate bonds, coupon, '81, 106 1-2 and int; do do convertible 8 per cts 108; Virginia
registered stock, '68, 180; do do, '96, (only $800,) 186; Richmond city
bond, ($400,). '85, 236; North Carolina
8's, 170; Bank of Commonwealth, 149; Bank of Richmond, 111; Trader's Bank 147; Richmond Fire Association 42; Va.
R. R. stock 135; Richmond Importing and Exporting Co, 1 share, 810; Richmond
Female Institute, preferred stock, 71; interest coupon bonds
of 15 million bonds 162.
The quotations of Confederate bonds, cotton int. load, at 150; 100 mil. loan, 108 a 111 1-2 and int.; 7 per cent, bonds 101 and int. Farmer's Bank stock, 150; Bank of Virginia 105; Old Dominion Ins. Co., 54; James River
and Kanawha Co.
Produce, Provisions,&c.--Apples, $30a35 per bbl. Bacon
is firm at $2a2.10 for hoground Butter is advancing; we quote at $2.50a3.00 by the pkge. --Cheese has advanced, and now sells at $1.50 a 2.00 per lb. Corn $8 a 9 per bushel.
, $9 per bushel, in better supply.
Flour — At the Gallego Mills
, new Superfine, uninspected, is sold at $25 per bbl.; at commission houses and in second hands, the price of new Superfine is from $35 to 40.
Onions $40 a 50 per bbl. Irish Potatoes $5a6 per bushel, according to quality.
Oats firm at $6 per bushel.
— The supply coming in is quite limited.
The millers refuse to compete with the Government
, and are consequently paying $5 per bushel.
It is intimated, however, that outside parties are buying on speculation at $6 to 6.50, taking the risk of impressment.
Lard, $1.70a1.75 per lb. Eggs $1.25a1.50 per dozen.
Seeds — Timothy $8a10; Clover $40a45 per bushel.
Groceries.--Sugars — The market is active; we hear of sales of prime brown at $2a215. Coffee, $4.25a4.75 per lb. Monasses $15 per gallon.
25c per lb. Salt 45 per lb. Soap, 50a80c, as to quality.
Candles $2.75a3 per lb.
Tobacco.--The market is firm, with an upward tendency.
We quote as follows: Inferior lugs at $14a16; good do., $18a25; fine bright do., $30a65; some few extra hhds for smoking $40a50. Inferior leaf, $36a40; good do, $50a70; fine manufacturing $100a150; fine bright fancy wrappers, $200a400; good and fine English
Liquors.--We quote Corn Whiskey at $20a25 per gallon; Rye Whiskey $38a40, according to quality; Apple Brandy
$25a30; Rum $28 per gallon.