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THB SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1S9G.
IT SHINES FOR ALL.
WASHINGTON GAS STOCK TAKKS ON
Caused hy tho Iteport of n Utah 1'lum In
tho Shnpn of an Extrn Dividend Klc
tric Light Also Shows Up AVoll Tho
Itnlnnco of tho Ilt AVoaJt.
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After lorn; and waiting It hascomo at last,
and tho holders of Gas stock aro soon to ho en
riched by a distribution of profits which they
havo long been expecting and which comes
now opportunely to cnablo each nd every
shareholder to bo provided with a little ready
cash to buy his or her Christmas prcsonts with.
Tho news was whispered around during tho
week that such action had been docided on, and
the result is seen in tho largo transactions in
thisono favorite security, which has been nl J
lowed to drag as until lately. Tho rumor seems
now to bo generally verified that at an early
day the Gas Company will Issue to each bolder
of 100 shares of stock a bond for .G00 bearing
0 nor cent, interest and convertible into stock
when legislation is had, allowing an Increase of
capital which has become necessary by the
Increasing demands upon the output of tho
company. These bonds will readily command
a premium, and Independent of their interest
beailug capaclt-, will boa good thing to realize
Tho nggregnto of transactions on tho board
represented 750 shares, running up from 451 to
403, while largo blocks have been purchased
outsido by gentlemen of wealth who ovldcntly
know a good thing when they see It. Tho pre
diction is freely made that in ordinarily easy
times in money this stock would soon run up
to f5 or even higher, and that under present
circumstances it may be expected to touch 50.
Corainc at this time it causes lamentations
among tho brokers, as only those who have
money hid away in the proverbial stocking will
be enabled to take advantage of this goldou
opportunity. Buy Gas stock now seems safe
advice to offer.
Electric Light stock, too, has shown with more
than ordinary brilliancy during tho past week,
for although but one sale of ten shares at 145 Is
recorded on the transactions of tho board a
considerable amount around that figure Is
known to have sold on tho outside, the buying
orders taking up all the loose stock which was
recently thrown over. The first break in tho
stock occurred on tho ISth of last month, when
the sale recorded was at 143. After which it
run off to 128. In just two weeks tho loss was
more than recovered, ten shares selling at 145
no Wednesday last, and the demand for it show
ing a strong faith in Its future.
In railroad stocks Ecklngton was tho prin
cipal feature, though at slightly lower prices, 5
shares selling at 59$, and 35 at 59. For 5 Wash
ington and Georgetown 340 was paid, and
one small sale of 5 Georgetown and Tenally
town at 51 completed the transactions in this
Tho probability of a second dividend in
Graphophono in January, which Is reported as
an assured fact, does not seem to produce that
enthusiasm to procure it that such a prospect
ordinarily would tend to do. In fact, tho
closer tho time tho lower tho stock seems to
sell, tho sales during the past week represent
ing the lowest price at which it has sold in two
years. Commencing with small sales at 12 it
gradually run off to Hi, with a total of 304
Americau Security and Washington Loan
and Trust wero in good demand at about tho
same raugeQjF rvWs that has recently prevailed,
400 of thocJatter in four lots bringing 4&, and
103 shares of tho other finding a ready market
at 62J(S.022, with one small lot of 5 shares at
01A, which is tho only instance of this stock
selling below par.
The remainder of the transactions wero of
little interest, representing 10 Lincoln Bank, at
110 and 2 at 112. For 5 Second National 200
was paid, with a continuing bid for more. West
Eud Bank was in slight demand, and two lots
of 5 and 10 wero marketed at 97J97. In
surance stocks wero more than ordinarily dull,
120 Peoples' going at 5 aud 100 Commercial at
4 J. Pneumatic Gun Carriage was 6trong at 75
cents, with sales of 200 at 80 crnts per share.
In bond6, .$500 Gas, series A, brought 118,
while $2,400, series B, went at 1101, and $1,000
more at 122. D. C. 5's of 1899 wero in good de
mand, $1,000 bringing 109J. For $200 Masonic
Hall 5'6 103J was considered u low price to pay,
as they are payablo in gold, and have four
months' accumulated interest.
The money market continues stiingent, though
there seems to bo no lack of It seeking invest
ment by thoso who have been watting for lower
prices and have been hoarding it up with a de
termination to buy when things reach a level
that will insure a profit. Tho orders for stocks
that are coming In now, as shown by tho trans
actions on tho board, by no means represents
the total amount as fully as many outsido trades
among tho brokers aro reported as havo taken
place on tho Exchange, tho figures generally
representing tho board price.
Tho majority of tho local stocks uow quoted
have about got down to hard pan, and to those
who can buy outright aud hold on a fow months
they will no doubt show a generous profit, but
only that class of peoplo should buy. Thoso
who must needs seek for accommodation at tho
banks or elsewhero for tho wherewithal neces
sary to pay for them would do woll to curb
tueir desires yet a nuio iougeruutinsuo"i
thing of the past. Fiunk II. Piaouzi:,
1335 F street.
Respect to Memory of JiiHticoJtnilor.
Tho members of tho bar of tho United States
Supreme Court held a meeting yesterday In tho
court-room for tho purpose of taking appro
priate action on tho death of the lato Justice
Miller, Senators Edmunds, Iliggins, aud Mor
gau, and Attornoy General Miller wero among
those at the meeting, which was presided over
by Mr. S. F. Phillips. Mr. James II. Mc
Kennoy, tho clerk of tho court, was secretary.
Senator Evarts, chairman of tho committee ap
pointed lor tho purpose, presented a series of
suitable resolutions which were adopted, after
speeches by Mr. AYayno MucVeagh, ex-Attorney
General Garland, Senator Davles, of Minne
sota; ex-Senator Henderson, of Missouri, and
A Coming Dog Show.
Tho Wabhington City Kennel Club will give
a dog show at tho Riding Academy March 17,
18, 19, and 20. Mr. Sam Stolnmetz is president
of tho club, Frank W. Moulton, vico president;
F. S. Webster, secretary, and Thomas O. Chal
mers, treasurer. There aro a large number of
fine dogs in Wusblugton and throughout Mary
land and Vlnrinia, aud tho club expects to have
a very successful show.
OIuuiKO oi" Title.
The establishment 3200 M street, George
town, will hereafter be kuown after Its original
name of Lang's. We continue to servo tho best
tho market affords In every line. Hotel accom
modations, Tablo board, $20. Thauklng tho
public for their patronage under Its lato uame,
wo hope for a coutlnuauco of 6ame. Respect
fully, 3. 1. Lakg & Bno.
For Boys anil Girls.
Read tho announcement on tho 11th page of
to-day's Hekald. It will interest you, aud your
sisters, and your parents, and your cousius, and
As guessing seems to be the rage we have decided to give our patrons a substantial and useful present, and every pur
chaser of 25 cents or more is entitled to guess for a magnificent SOLID OAK BED-ROOM SET, Sixteenth Century Finish,
consisting of 1 en Pieces: 1 Handsome Solid Oak Bedstead, 1 Handsome French Bevel Plate-Glass Dresser, 1 Handsome
Combination Washstand, 4 Handsome Bed-Room Chairs, 1 Handsome Rocker, 1 Handsome Bed-Room Table, 1 Towel Rack.
All valued at $200. We will give the entire outfit to the lucky guesser on the 31st day of January, 1891.
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The Jar of Beans will be opened and counted by any three disinterested gentlemen of this city, and the person guessing
nearest the number shall be awarded, free of charge, this magnificent Solid Oak Bed-Room Set complete. The set is' now on
exhibition in our Handsome Show Windows. Call and see it and judge for yourself. Remember, every purchase of 25 cents
or more entitles you to a guess. Guess as often as you please. Cuess early and often. Guessing contest closes at 11 P. M.
Saturday, the 31st of January, 1891. During this Greatest of all Guessing Contest
SPECIAL BARftlHS will prevail in all departments. Who will be the lucky one ? .
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Store Open Evenings During December Until 8 O'clock
DEATH OF MRS. MILOLER.
Tho Widow of tho Into Callfornin Senator
Mrs. Mary Wickerhorn Chess Miller, widow
of tho lato Senator John F. Miller, of Cali
fornia, died at her residence, 1301 Connecticut
avenue, yesterday morning after an illness of a
few weeks. Mrs. Miller camo to tho city about
five weeks ago to attend the 6lck bed of her
daughter, Mrs. Clover, wlfo of Lieut. Clover, of
the Navy, and it 16 6aid that the arduous work
undermined her system and brought on a com
plication of diseases that led to her death. Mrs.
Miller was a notable member of the society of
tho National Capital, and during her husband's
term in tho Senate their homo on Connecticut
avenue was the sceno of many brilliant gather
ings. In her duties as hostess sho was ably
assisted by her daughter, Mrs. Clover, then
Miss Dora Miller. Mrs. Miller was born at
Monongahela, Pa,, and on marrying
Senator Miller Immediately left for Cal
ifornia. She was highly educated,
and spent several years abroad,
with her daughter, whose education sho super
intended Mrs. Miller, at her death, was in her
fifty-fourth year. Tho funeral will take placo
on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, from her lato resi
dence on Connecticut avenue, tho servlco being
conducted by tho Uov. G. XV. Douglass, of St.
.John's Episcopal Church. Tho pall-bearers
will bo selected from among members of tho
beuater-'WJio Interment will bo for tho present
In Hock Creek Cemotcry. Mrs. Clover Is pros
trated at tho death of her mother, and her con
dition alarms her friends.
Tours to the Golden Gate.
"Pennsylvania Tours to tho Golden Gate" is
tho title of an artistically gotten up and very use-
,ful llttlo volume just Issued by tho Pennsylvania
itauroau company, it is prettily liiustatecl,
and contains full information about tho Cali-
. fomla tours, which will bo given under tho
.' auspices of tho railroad in tho spring. The
luxurious trains or i'uilman vestlbulo cars, in
which tho traveler Is as comfortablo as in a first
class hotel, will start for Now York on February
7, March 3, aud 20, and April 11. Tho trips
will glvo threo weeks In California, and tho
travelers may visit at their pleasure, San Fran
cisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara,
Pasadina, Sun Diego, tho Lick Observatory on
Mt. Hamilton, Mouterey, and other noted
towns and regions. Tho tourists will bo con
stantly iu charge of on agent of tho Pennsyl
vania Railroad, and accompanied by a
chaperono, and nothing that can add to their
comfoit and enjoyment will, it is needless to
say, bo left undone, llesldo tho stay iu Cali
fornia, tho tourists may, going or coming on
different tours, stop at New Orleans, Salt Lako
City, Denver, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Chi
cago, Portland, Tacoma, Helena, St. Paul, and
other points of interest. One hundred tickets
ouly will bo sold for each tour, and
they will bo placed at a very low
rato considering tho perfection of tho accommo
dations, tho distance covered, and tho excel
lence of all tho arrangements. There Is 6uro to
bo a great rush for tho tickets for these tours,
and as they aro limited iu number, no time
should bo lost iu getting them by thoso who
want to visit California, the Southwest, aud
tho Northwest, under tho caro of tho expe
rienced aud paiustakiug ageuts of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Aud oven if you do not think
of going to California, you should get ono of
tho neat llttlo volumes In which they aro
described lu detail, Thoy may be had In this
city of Passenger Agent Parke, or at any 'office
of the company.
Nominations and Confirmations.
Tho President yesterday sent to tho Senate
tho following nominations: Louis Desmarals
coiner of tho United States mint at New Or
leans. Iho following non-commissioned officers: To
bo second lieutenants of infantry, Corp. Honrj
J. Hunt, of Company I, Fourteenth Infantry;
First Sergt. Charles Miller, Troop M, Eighth
Cavalry; Quartermaster Sergt. Jules G. Ord,
First Infantry; Sergts. John R. Soyburn, Com
pany A. Eighteenth Infantry, and James E.
Dodge, Company D, Eleventh Infantry.
In executlvo session yesterday afternoon tho
Senate confirmed tho nominations of twenty
nino postmasters at points distant from this
city, In addition to thoso of A. C. Paul, at Na
tional Soldiers' Homo, County of Elizabeth
From Riverside to Arlington.
In tho House yesterday Representative O'Neill
called up tho Senate joint resolution directing
tho President to request tho widow of Gen. U.
S. Grant to permit tho removal of tho remains
of her Illustrious husband to Arlington Ceme
tery. A point of order against tho resolution
was raised by Mr. Flower, of Now York, but over
ruled by the Speaker. An Interesting discussion
ensued between Now York members who nro
opposed to tho removal of tho remains and Mr.
O'Neill, who contended that this Capital
should bo the repository of tho remains of tho
great gcueral, but tho consideration of tho sub
ject was shut off abruptly by tho oxplratlon of
tho morning hour.
Government receipts yesterday, $1,037,555,
II. F. Lnmotto was yesterday appointed post
master nt Lamottc, Mil.
The amount of H por cent, bonds redeemed
under circular of October 0, to date, 3(1,403,050.
Tho bill for mnlntenaneo of discipline among
customs officers bus passed both Houses of Con
gress. Postmasters In Virginia appointed yesterday:
O. IS. Edwards, Spottsvlllo, and O. E. Brown,
Tho President has approved tho joint resolu
tion for printing tho annual report of tho Chief
of tho Bureau of Statistics on Internal Com
merce. Senator Cullom introduced a bill uppiopriating
$-'8,000 for a steamer to bo used In loading vessels
Application has been mado to tho Comptroller
of tho Curronoy for uuthorlty to orgauizo tho
Traders' Natiouol Bank of Clarksburg, W. Vn.
Uovouuo appointments yesterday included
Georgo II. Gurley, U, S. guuger, Omaha, Neb.:
Daniel O'Conuor, St. Paul, Minn.; Robert F.
Goodo und Charles C, Stuart, Oweusboro', Ky
U. S. storokeopors.
Tho free list of tho MoKlnloy law covers roses,
clematis, rhododendrons, and, in fact, all kinds
of plants usually kept in stock by llorlsts and
used lor forcing' undor glass lor cut ilowers as
for decorative purposes.
Senator Sawyer introduced a bill to amend tho
interstate commcroo law, so as to provido that
agreements for tho apportionment of trufllo may
bo ontered into betweon common carriers sub
joct to tho provisions of tho act.
Important amendments wero yesterday sub
mitted by Souutor Shorman to tho bill to rcduco
tho amount of United States bonds to bo re
quired of national banks, and to restore to tho
chaunols of trade tho oxoosalvo accumulation of
money In tho Treasury.
With "woman's sphero" extended ,mto so
many walks of life, tho dear creatures' necessi
ties liavo also changed greatly. Modorn busi
ness life means prompt hours tho ono thing to
which alio probably found it hardest to becomo
accustomed and correspondingly short' spells
for food and refreshment. But she still shrinks
from tho rudo touch of ordinary places for re
freshments, and it is no wondor therefore that
tho patronago of establishments catering to
their special wants increase every day, notably
in Washington, wbcro thousands of ladles must
look to public places for that which tho lack of
ready accessibility of their own homo makes a
necessity with them. But "Euroka," has
jubilantly exclaimed to herself many a ono who
has since visited tho handsome, cosy, and comfortable-looking
restaurant und oyster house
presided over by Mrs. Edward Fick at tho south
west corner of Sixth and C streets northwest (al
most within a stone's throw of tho City Post
Office.) There is an nir of refinement, an invlt
luir look about tho place, which Invariably im
presses tho "lords of creation" with tho con
viction that sweot femininity has u preemption
claim upon this justly popular establishment.
Wlillo It ranks in every respect with tho finest
restaurants in tho city, it has in Mr. William It.
Winfleld ono of tho fow celebrated oyster cooks
who havo fairly won that distinction by valiant
servlco upon tho field of eulinury achievements.
Tho steamed oysters of tho placo aro simply un
surpassed, and.whilo these, with broiled oysters
and pan roasts, are designated as specialties, yet
along tho entlro lino of delicious dishes, mado of
tho luscious bivalve.thoro Is not a singlo mode of
making them palutablo which would not bo
served at this placo In tho most acceptable man
ner. Drink Tannnuasor boor. n.Benzlor.
Tho attention of tho peoplo Is called to tho
fact that tho sale that Mr. Duncnnsnn will havo
noxt Tuesday, Decombor 0,1090, at 11 o'clock, Is
one which Includes a vast assortmont of house
hold effects, and these goods nro of a high char
acter, und should bo seen to bo appreciated.
Officer Hinklo yesterday arrested Joseph
Moten, a small colored boy, for tho larceny of
two dozen pairs of ihlldrcn's stockings from Ben
jamin Guy.of313NJnthstreot. Tho boy is looked
up nt tho First Precinct.
Edward Rich stole a chicken from Javins's
stand in tho Contro Markot yestsrday, as ho
wanted a good Suuduy dinner. Oillcer Orlanl was
cruol enough to nrrest Rich.
Tho pollco raided "Ryan's Inn." on Twelfth
street, abovo Pennsylvania avenue, last night,
aud found a quiet gamo of pokorln full blust,
Sovoral men wero arrested and hold us witnesses,
whijo tho proprietor was compelled to leavo col
lateral for his appearance. Lieut. Amiss, Detec
tive Block, and a posse of olllcors conducted tho
On November 1. Peter W, Reynold played on
tho sympathy of Horuoo S. Stowart, or 031 M
street, and wormed 10 out of him, Roynolds
halls from Baltimore, and Stowart wont ovor
there und had him arrested, but tho caso failed
on account of luck of jurisdiction. On Friday
Mr. Stowart swore out a warrant in this city, aud
yesterday Roynolds was arrested by Ofllocr
Spronkle, of tho First Precinct.
If thoso who aro skeptical upon tho subject
of woman's progress could havo attcuded tho re
ception of Wimoduughsis last Thursday even
ing tholr skepticism would havo vanished beioro
such un assembly of enthusiastic women. Tho
houso was throwu open from top to bottom for
inspection. In each room woro oxhlblts of
woman's work. Tho reception was In every way
Tho two young Virginians, Messrs. Boiling
and Chapmuu, who wero arrested on telegrams
from Roanoke, aro still quartorod at tho First
Product, whero thoy havo boon slnco Thursday,
Tho chief of police of Rounoko, iu tho mean time,
is hero slght-saeiug, aud when ho gets through
will leavo for Roanoke.
If "that tired feeling" does not already
exist, a very near approach to it can bo created
by very mauy of thoso multitudes of "best
safotios ou earth," for, by tho very naturo of
their construction stiff, uuyloldlng frames,
which subject tho rider to tho wearying effect of
every jar and jolt and every inequality in tho
road thoy cannot but make ono tirod, If thoy bo
but ridden long enough. American Ramblers,
however, aro not built that way. They aro
deadly cuomies to "that," or any other tired feel
ing, and if one seeks to creato or increaso "sich"
ho, or she. should keep clear or anything. In tho
shape of a Rambler, for verily, with their lncom-
S arable spring frames, which save not only man,
ut machine, from all hard, wearing, tearing,
comfort-diminishing knocks and vibration.
Ramblers nro essentially "tired-feeling" destroy
ers. Samples can bo inspected and personally
triod at any time by calling at tho sales-rooms of
L. B. Graves & Co., 1323 Fourteenth street
My own Brand.
SI nor quart bottlo.
50c. per pint.
Many nro tho anxious ones waiting and won
dering what they aro going to receive for n
Christmas gift. If you want to know what to
give to your gentlemau friend you should visit
Keep's manufacturing Company, 437 Seventh
street northwest, and Mr. Oliver P. Burdotto
will tako great pleasure lu showing you "tho
latest" in gents' furnishings and fancy goods.
"Has Christmas Como Again?" a poem by
Lula Floyd Barnum, is issued in neat Christmas
card form and is for salo at all book stores.
A "Ben-IIur" entortainment, with tableaux
and dramatic readings, will bo given ut Lincoln
Hall Friday evening, December 12, and Saturday
matinf o, December 13, under tho auspices of the
non-partisan W. O. T. U.
Is is nn acknowledged fact that tho placo to
buy any particular class of goods is whero thoso
particular goods aro handled exclusively. This
is specially truo of rubbergoods. Holmes & Co.,
No. Oil Ninth streot, havo tho reputation of soil
ing tho very best goods that can bo found lu this
country, und their prices aro ulways right. Seo
their ad, in another column und give them a
Now is tho time. Wo will pay big money for
gents' first-class second-hand clothing. Address
or cull nt Justh's old stnud, 017 D street n. w.
Tho Columbia Cyelo Club contemplate taking
a run to Great Falls to-day, weather permitting,
having as their guests tho Chcsapeako Wheel
men, of Baltimore, Md.
Administrator's salo of suporb hoUsohold
furniture, eto. Rutelitfo, DarriVCo., auctioneers,
will sell on Thursday morning, December 11, at
10 o'clock, at dwelling No. lKiu Vermont avenuo
northwest, by order of J. T. Vurnell, adminis
trator, lotof suporb household furniture, carpets,
piano, horse, phueton, und harness. For full
partloulars seo tho advertisement.
Do not fail to seo tho Fair's Xmas tree in
auother part jf The Hehau).
-Tho "Combination" has a great treat lnstoro
for tho many buyors of Xmas goods Monday
tho day of their grand holiday opening. You
should not miss it.
Tho second of a series of "smokers" being hold
by tho Columbia' Cycle Club occurred on Thurs
day last, and an enjoynblo tlmo wus liud bv nil
present. Recitations by Mr. Frank Harrison,
singing by Mr. Charles S. West, und music by tho
Pastimo Musical Club helped to enliven tho oven
lug. Tho young, popular, and enterprlsinsr pro
prietor of Hotel Normandto. Mr. Elnor E. Wood
bury, has just issuod a most artistic as, woll ub
oxponslvo, pamphlet, giving interior viows and
brief descriptions of his palatial hotel.
Tho salo that Is to tako placo noxt week at
Dowllng's is ono that should command tho at
tention of tho public. This salo Includes a vast
assortment of East India brass goods, ohoico
Turkish carpets and rugs, Siberian wolf rugs,
raru antique couvex mirror, Japanese screens
and porcelains. This superb collection will bo
sold ut Mr, Dowllng's art-rooniB, Elovonth street
aud Pennsylvania aveuuo, ou Wednesday at 1L
o'olook. Exhibition prior to sale.