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THE SUNDAY HERALD, AUGUST 16, 1891.
PANIC IN THE WHEAT PIT.
EFFECT OF THE WOIlIiB-WinE AGI
TATION ABOUT BREADSTUFFS.
Hundreds of. Mellowing Bulls ami Hear
ing Bcnrs Excitedly Pressing Their
Offers, TThllo tlio Frico of Cereals
Shot Up An Eventful Day.
Chicago, Aug. 15. The local dealers in
cereals lost all control over the wheat, corn,
and rye markets this morning, No such ex
cited scrambles have been seen In tho Chicago
wheat pit stneo B. P. Ilutchlnson ran his
corner in that cereal In tho fall of 1SSS. Out
Bide dealers were as much at Bea as the Chicago
speculators. Tho story is only barely Indi
cated by tho closing quotations which show
Cg advance in wheat, 8c. in ryo and 2? in corn.
Tho excitement which characterized the
trading yesterday was quadrupled at the
opening to-day. December, which was being
traded at 992 at 1:15 o'clock yesterday after
noon, was wanted by hundreds of bellowlnc
bulls and roaring bears at from 101tol03i
the moment tho bell tapped for the opening of
trade at 0:30 this moruing. Business for
about one mlnuto was done on an enormous
scale txt from 103 to 1023, and then for a
matter of ftvo minutes tho crowd made
n unanimous null to sell and tho
price tumbled to 101. Its stay at
the latter point was short, the same unanim
ity which had for a few minutes been in favor
of the selling 6lde now changed, and it rose to
102, at which point sellers entirely withdrew
until excited buyers had advanced their
Dlds to 105. Some sales at that time were
made as high as 105 before it once moro be
gan to recede. Tho reaction following tho
later bulge stopped when it had gone to 103J.
The market acted exceedingly iirm, with an
upward trend reaching to 104J and then back
again to 104 a few times, and then, as on the
preceding bulge, tho entire pitful of haggard
and excited brokers yelled their bids, and as
nothing but higher and still higher prices
could induce anfono to sell, bids of 105, 100,
107, and finally 10S were thundered simul
taneously from 500 husky throats with very
little secured as the price shot up. There was
a feeling that after such a panicky advance
the worst was over for the 6horts, for this
eventful day at least. Comparative quiet
succeeded, and the price once moro began to
sag, but short sellers had received such a cruel
experience in the early stages that the only
parties who offered stuff toward the close
were those who had it previously bought and
thought well of the profit offered them. Many
of the excited traders could not have given a
coherent account of the cause of all the tur
moil. In corn the fluctuations were frequent and of
sufficient severity to be called sensational,
and, as in wheat, the trend of prices was
The excitement to-day in wheat cannot be
ascribed to any one thing. It is a symptom
of the world-wide agitation on the question of
hreadstuffs. Including rye and wheat, Russia,
Prance, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and
India have short crops. All foreign markets
are excitealy higher, and America, as the
only country which has full crops, counts on
profitine by the European and Asiatic scarcity.
This, in brief, seems to bo the sentiment
prevalent on the Board here. Careful traders,
however, are inclined to take their profits as
they accrue, owing to the extreme nervous
ness of the market, and their realizing sales
from time to time have been the leading
causes for the depressions following each
bulge. As the short session drew toward the
close, the market closing at noon on Saturday,
this tendency was made moro manifest, so
dealers were desirous of evenlng-up
their trades pending the adjournment till
Monday. The consequence was that from
the extreme high point (108 to 109) the market
broke off to 105? at 11:30 a. m.
Among the rumors on the Board was one
to the effect that James W. Keene, of New
York, was engineering a bull deal in Decem
ber wheat. This tended to add to the nerv
ousness in the pit. It was remembered that
in 1877 and 1878, Keene ran a deal here keep
ing the price of wheat up to 130142for
months, though in the end he got the worst
Cutler sold a lot of wbeat above 102, and as
hehasbeenPardridge's chief broker, andPard
xidge is still known to be a bear, it was con
jectured that the sales were for the account of
that speculator. Then there was a rumor that
the aged and eccentric speculator, B.P. Hutch
inson, who retired from tho Board sometime
ago, and who la now in the East, has been very
right on both wheat and corn of late, making
a lot of money, and it was conjectured that he
he had given some of the Eastern fellows bull
pointers, on which they have been acting to
the detriment of Pardridge and the other
Over the Royal Blue Line.
HOW TO REACH THE COOL, BUEEZES OK AT
LANTIC CITY QUICKLY AND CHEAPLY.
If the waves at Atlantic City could only
have rolled In all their refreshing glory upon
the shores of the Potomac and if the ocean
breezes could only have wandered around
Washington this week, what an enchanting
paradise tho city would have been and how
many thousands would have flocked to the
river banks to sport in the surf. Just
imagine "Washington a city by the 6ca. But it
is not. If the sea will not come to Washlng
tonlans, the next best thing Is to go to the sea.
It is only a six hours' ride by the Royal Blue
Line and Reading route to Atlantic City. The
B. & O, sells tickets at greatly reduced rates
which permit holder to enjoy an extended
stay at the 6hore. There are thousands of
persons, however, whom business engage
ments permit to leave the city for only a day
or two and then only for Sunday. For their
accommodation the B. & O. has especially ar
ranged Its every other Saturday excursions to
the shore. A special f aBt express leaves B. &
O. Station at 4 o'clock p. m., at the close of
business hours and reaches Atlantic City in
time for a night of refreshing sleep. A special
train returns at 3 p. m. Sunday. Tickets,
which co6t only $3.60 for the round trip, are
also good to return on any regular Royal Blue
train Monday. The next excursion will be on
Saturday, August 22.
At the junction of the Baltimore & Ohio
and the Metropolitan Southern Railroads I
have a few lots admirably adapted for busi
ness purposes. The junction Is tho northern
terminus of the Virginia Midland Railroad,
and 16 destined to become an Important
centre, The link which Is to connect the B.
& O. with the Midland Is now under con
struction. For prices, terms, and particulars
address F. Benjamin, agent. 613 T street.
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"Faust Beer" is guaranteed to be straight
lager and six months old,
NO MOKE HEARINGS GRANTED.
Commissioners Digpoie of Liquor
IiiconRon for This Season.
Evcrslnco tho question of liquor licenses
was taken up by tho Commissioners for this
season they have been overwhelmed with
petitions, requests, etc., from those whoso
llccnicswere rejected to bo allowed rcbear
ing6. Tho Commissioners tried to deal with
ovcry case in tho most Impartial manner, but
the matter finally becamo so troublesome that
an end had to bo made of It. Yesterday tho
Commissioners Issued a peremptory order to
tho effect that all saloons not provided with
proper licenses should bo closed at once.
Tho effect of this order Is understood to
finally cleso tho question of liquor licenses for
this year. It has run along for such a period
and taken so much of tho Commissioners'
tlmo that they decided to close it. Tho exact
number of saloons this order will effect Is not
known, but It Is bellovcd to bo a largo one.
When a license was rejected by the
Commissioners tho Police Department was
notified of tho fact and tho applicant given
orders to close. In tho caso of a reopening of
tho application It was understood, however,
that tho saloonkeeper should not bo disturbed
until hl6 caso was finally disposed of. A de
duction was made for each day that his sa
loon Was open under these conditions from
tho amount on deposit with tho assessors.
This order means that no moro hearings will
be granted and all saloons whose application
for license havo not already been granted will
be closed at once.
Don't Miss This Excursion.
The attention of readers Is called to the
announcement In another column of the
Elks' third and last excursion to Marshall
Hall and Indian Head on Wednesday next.
These excursions havo become so popular
that the committee find It necessarv to pro
vide two boats, tho Macalcsteraud Wakefield,
the latter going as far as Indian Head, stop
ping at Marshall Hall going and returning.
The entertainment, to be given under the di
rection of Mr. George D. Scott, will
consist of songs, dances, and Instrumental
music by the Capitol Hill Minstrels, an
organization composed of some of the
cleverest young men of East Washington,
whose performances have won great favor.
Mr. Thomas McNulty, a member of tho order
In Baltimore, and an excellent barytone, will
render choice selections. Mr. Moses Stein,
of tho order In Richmond, Va., who has at
tained an enviable position In tho musical
world by his clearjand cultivated tenor voice,
will prove its power on tho occasion. Mr.
William Gresset, the famous Southern cornet
soloist, and other attractions will assist to
make tho entertainment one of themost enjoy
able ever given on the river. Those who fall
to be there will miss a treat.
The Now Organ at St. Joseph's.
At 10 o'clock this morning the completion
of the new grand organ of St. Joseph's Church,
corner of Second and C streets northeast, will
be celebrated by the rendering of a musical
programme of great excellence. Glorza's
mass will be sung by a large choir, which will
include the Dudley Buck Male Quartet. This
quartet will render the Sanctus from Gou
nod's mass for male voices, and Miss Elchorn
will sing Vlen Creator, an alto 6olo. Among
those who will take part will be: Sopranos,
Mrs. Menler, Farrell, Allen, Misses Ritchie,
Hessler, Yeatman, Koch, Joyce, and Milllgan;
altos, Misses Nolan, Elchorn, Kuhel, Slebert,
Mrs. Joyce, ana Uillem; tenors, .Messrs. Den
nell, Smith, Collins, Daniel, Bird, and Wright;
barytone, Mr. Frank Bebstock; bass, Messrs.
Nolan, Ryan, Nolan, O'Hare, Mehler, and
Rummer; director, Professor G. Isemann; or
ganist, S. J. Kuhel.
Off for a Two Weeks' Cruise.
The Columbia Fishing Club, jr., leaves this
evening on the 6teamer Sue for a two weeks'
cruise on the lower Potomac. The following
is the roster: Commodore W. G. Walde, com
mandant; Captain George F. Smith, execu
tive officer; First Lieutenant, George Lewis;
Second Lieutenant, Warner Gordon ;Sergeant-at-Arms,
James Wel6h; Professor Louts Neu
rath, musical director; Fred Lewis, steward;
Dr. B. Barres, surgeon; Rev. Fred Rest, chap
lain; Sir Richard McGrath, knight of tho
6pIgot; Will Thornton, director of amusements;
Major, Ed. Atherton; Ben Bryan, sailing
master, and Messrs. Sam Murphy, Geler, Neu
rath, Burns and Joe Andrews, musicians,
Special Excursion to Niagara Falls via
The last excursion of the season will be
given to Niagara Falls by tho Pennsylvania
Railroad on August 20. Special train will
leave Sixth-street Station at 7:10 a. m., reach
ing Niagara about 11 p. m. The train will be
composed of first-class day coaches and Pull
man parlor cars. The rate is $10 for round
trip. Tickets good for ten days and permit of
stop-off at Watkln's Glen and Rochester.
They are also valid for return via Buffalo and
for stop-off at that point. Tourist agent and
chaperon will accompany the party. Pullman
reservations should be made at once. For
further Information apply to Robert A.
Parke, Passenger Agent, Sixth-street station.
Money Sent West.
The Treasury shipments of small notes to
the West for use in moving tho crops aggre
gate to date $0,250,000, of which amount
nearly $i,000,000 were shipped during the
present month. The movement began July
15, and will probably continue for some time.
Alfred Speer of Pa6salc, N. J., having noted
the want of a Btrictly pure and first-class wine,
has for the past 34 years devoted his tlmo and
capital to raising tho Oporto Grape. He has
been eminently successful, tho indorsements
which his Port Grape Wine, Claret and
Brandy have received testify. Sold by drug
gists. Tho Pensacola to Go to Central America.
It is understood the Pensacola, now at
Mare Island, Cal., will be ordered to Central
America to protect American interests. It is
expected she will be on her way within a
"Faust Beer'Ms pure.
August Days and Rights t Atlantic City
Always pleasant. Special fast express from
B. & O, Station at 4 1 M. (close of business
day;) arrives at tho shore at 9:30 p. in, (No
all night traveling). Returns 5 p. in. Sunday,
arriving at Washington at 10:40 p. m. (No
time lost from business.) Tickets also good
on all Royal Blue Line trains Monday, $3.50
"Faust Beer" is guaranteed
lager and six months old.
Weeding atiilc, or elilldien who want build
ii)L' up. ihould take
It is pleasant to take, cures Mflaria, Indl
gestion, Jilliousnpfcb und liver Complaint.
THE EMPEROR OP CHINA.
Tho Young Celestial "Who atny Be tho
Last of His Dynasty.
There Is a spirit of unrest In China and It is
not unlikely that it may culminate In revolu
tion and a change of rulers. Tho present Em
peror Is tho ninth of tho Tartar dynasty,
which by a largo majority of tho people aro
looked upon as usurpers. "Out with tho
Tartar," therefore, Is the cry for which every
Emperor of China listens. Tsal-tlcn, tho
prcsont Emperor, was horn In Pekln, August
15, 1871. His mother, tho Empress Regent,
brought him up carefully. Sho Is a wlso
woman, 50 years old. and said to bo a great
boxer and fencer. Sho encouraged tho con
struction of tolegraphB and railroads and other
appliances of modern civilization. Tho young
monarch was, according to tho Court etiquette,
TSAI-TIEN, EMPEItOll OF CniNA.
never punished, but underwent chastisement
Vicariously through "a whipping boy," who
received the blows instead of his imperial
master. Tho yountr Emperor, however, was
never a real boy. Always veiled from vulgar
eyes, with miles of palace halls and va6t ex
panses of varl-colored silken hangings, ho has
had, under tho iron rule of Celestial prece
dent, no opportunity of becoming acquainted
with the outside world. Ho was married in
18S9,Iwith great pomp to Tet-Ho-Na-Ha, a
daughter of Deputy Lieutenant General Knei
Hsiang. He chose his bride from several hun
dred girls. Tho cost of the weddlnc festivi
ties was said to be $10,000,000. Tsai-tien Is,
perhaps, exempt from the dangers of .assas
sination. With the astute Hi Hung Chane,
as Viceroy and Prime Minister, It Is doubtful
if any revolutionary party could obtain any
influence during his life, and he Is now 70
years old and loyal to the present dynasty.
"Fau6t Beer" takes tho lead.
THE NATIONAL SAFE DEPOSIT
CO. OF WASHINGTON.
Chartered by special act of Congress January
22, 1807. Reorganized as a
Under act of Congress of October 1, 1S90.
This company begs to announce that it has
received from the Comptroller of the Currency
its certificate of organization under the aot of
Congress of October 1, 1890.
As heretofore, and for twenty-four years
past, this company will receive securities,
silverware, and other valuables for safe keep
ing In its fire-proof bulldinc, and will rent
safes or boxes in its new fire and burglar
proof vaults, which have fine locks and all
other modern appliances.
Under and by virtue of tho act of Congress
of October 1, 1890, and tho certificate of the
Comptroller of tho Currency that it has fully
compiled with the law In all respects, this
company will, in addition to the business
heretofore transacted by It, act as executor,
administrator, receiver, assignee, and as com
mittee or guardian of estates, and will receive
and execute trusts of every description com
mitted to It by any court or by Individuals.
All trust funds and trust investments are
kept separate and apart from the assets of the
company. Besides which protection tho com
pany has a capital of $1,000,000.
Deposits will bo received from 10 cents up
ward, and interest will be allowed on such de
WHIb receipted for and kept without chargo.
BENJAMIN P. SNYDER, President.
CHARLES C. GLOVER, First Vice President.
JAMES M. JOHNSTON, Second Vice Pres't.
E. FRANCIS RIGGS. Treasurer.
ALBERT L. STURTEVANT, Secretary.
Directors: William E. Clark, Lewis Cleph
ane, Matthew G. Emery, Charles C. Glover,
Thomas Hyde. Charles A. James, James M.
Johnston, John G. Parke, R. Ross Perry,
George H. Plant, E. Francis RIgcs, Zenas 0.
Robblns, John F. Rodgers, Benjamin P.
Bnyder, Albert L. Sturtevant, Henry A. Wll
lard, Andrew Wylle.
.WANTED SALESMAN, INTEL-
llirent and competent eentleman.
6alary and commission. Apply Monday, 9 to
4, THE WASHINGTON CO-OPERATIVE
SUPPLY CO., 529 Seventh street northwest,
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER,
940 F STREET NORTHWEST.
The BE8T and MOST COMPLETE Estab
lishment of tho kind In the city.
TELEPHONE CALL, 340. fe3-ly
G2 -car Trjfr fwrp cs
Funeral Direotor and Embalmer,
1223 SEVENTH STREET N. W.
THE WINDSOR COFFIN COMPANY.
Sixteen Years' Experience. First-class Work
WASHINGTON, D. C.
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WASHINGTON, D. O.
Army and Nayy Headquarters.
Bight Iron Fire Escapes.
BUItOh & GirjBS,,. .Managers
'i vsnr It
"Encouragement is the Surest Route
Take a general observation of Jlfc, child
hood to old age, In social or commercial cir
cles, In tlmo of peace or war, and you will
como to tho conclusion that encouragement Is
tho best stimulant to success. Our Groat
Remnant Salo on the third floor Las bocn
honored by tho public to such a great extent
that wo concluded to continue tho same In
order to give everybody a chance to derWo tho
beueflt of It.
LIST OF ITEMS FOR THE GREAT
. TINUATION" SALE.
In Domestic Hosiery wo havo tho following
153 dozen of Boys' and Misses' Black
Ribbed and Fast Colored Hose, In4No. 9 and
9i, at 10c. per pair.
25 dozen of Ladles' Cream Colored Full
Regular Made Hose at 15c. per pair.
49 dozen of (Plain Black) Ladles' Hose,
patent seatnB, at 10c. per pair.
03 dozen of Ladles' and Misses' and Chil
dren's Black Ribbed Hose, patent seams, only
10c. per pair.
87 dozen of Gent's Shaw-Knit Half nose,
different colors, only 10c. per pair.
One caso 124 (extra size) Cralbet Quilts,
beautiful designs. Reduced from $2.25 to
Tho famous 5c. Satine, Skylight Circle, has
been replenished with a fresh line of Rem
nants, comprising tho different qualities.
Wo have also exceptional bargains In Not
tingham Lace Pillow Shams In tho latest pat
terns. A lot of Children's Scotch Caps, a beautiful
novelty; different colors.
Only 10c. each.
You will find here Remnants of Ginghams.
Domestic and French Satlnes, Flannels,
Woolen and Cotton Dress Goods, -t-4 Bleached
Cotton, Pillow Casings and Sheetings In
Thanking the public for their kind patron
age of the la6t sale, we beg for a continuance
of the same In the future. Ono price and no
misrepresentation, as usual.
Lanstagh & Brother,
420, 422, 424, 426 SEVENTH ST.
937 and 939 F ST. N. W,
AUGUST STORE NEWS.
If you bellev&.what we say In advertisements,
brevity and economy In advertising will fol
low. HOSIERY STARTLING SALE.
To-morrow morning we will open the most
extraordinary sale of superior quality stock
ings at lower prices than have ever before
been named in Washington or elsewhere to
our knowledge. This same story has been re
peated so often outsldo the store that many
people are justly skeptical. A personal ex
amination, however, will demonstrate that
every expectation as to abnormally low prices
will be moro than realized.
It will certainly pay to collect a supply for
the future at this sale.
Some of the lines are small and most likely
will be 6old out in the forenoon.
Ladles' Cotton Hose, Richelieu ribbed,
fancy Btripes and fanay stripes with fast black
boot, In 200 different deslgnB (23 and 25c.
grades), 15c. pair, or 2 pair for 25c.
Ladles' Cotton Hose In Black, Tans, Grav.
Browns, Blue, Yellow, Nile Green, Red, -Sal-brlgcan
(23 and 25c. grades), 15c. pair, or two
Children's Ribbed Hose, Hermsdorf dye,
guaranteed stainless (23 and 25c. grades), 15c.
pair, or two pair for 25c.
Ladles' Cotton Hose, both plain and boot
pattern, as well as balbrlggan (37ic grades),
Ladles' Lisle Thread In all the new shades,
both plain and Richelieu ribbed (02Jc, grades),
VERY GREAT SALE OF UMBRELLAS.
Ladles' and Children's Sun and Rain Um
brellas. Fine Umbrellas, with handsome natural
sticks and fancy handles, with Paragon
frames, for sun and rain, Gloria, wear guaran
teed ($1 and $1.15 grades), at 75c.
Fine Silk Gloria, best Paragon frames ($1.25
and $1.80 grades), 95c,
Ladles' and Gents' Umbrellas, superior
Gloria Silk to the finest Imported silk, natural
and fancy sticks, nothing better ntyle or more
serviceable, from $1.25 to $10. ALL RE-
JJUUJSJJ 10 TO SO PER CENT.
SPECIAL SALE OF GLOVES.
A reduction In "Corsets."
" ' " Neckwear.
' " " Cloak Department.
" Ladles' and Children's Un
derwear. A reduction In Trimmed and Untrlmmed
A reduction in Ribbons, Flowers, etc.
A reduction in Ladles' Swiss Ribbed Un
derwear. etc., etc., etc., otc etc., etc,
937 and 939 F st. n, w.
RATCLIFFE, DARR & CO., Allots.
020 Ponna. nve. n. w.
MOST COMPLETE FACILITIES.
FINEST SALES AND SHOW ROOMS.
MOST CENTRAL LOCATION.
GREATEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE',
CITY FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE
REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL AUC
TION COMMISSION BUSINESS. WE
MAKE A SPECIALTY OF EVERY
BRANCH OF THE BUSINESS. NO
ONE BRANCH NOURISHED TO THE.
DETRIMENT OF THE OTHER.
SPECIAL AND PERSONAL ATTENTION
PAID TO ALL DEPARTMENTS.
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS AND BONDS.
ART GOODS AND LITERARY PROP
ERTY FURNITURE AND GENERAL MERCHAN
DISE. &c. itc.
TRUSTEE, ASSIGNEE, GOVERNMENT
AND COURT SALES.
A SEPARATE BUILDING, 030 C STREET
NORTHWEST, DEVOTED TO THE
SALE OF HORSES. CARRIAGES,
WAGONS AND HARNESS. STORAGE
ROOMS, WITH INSURANCE. ALL,
TERMS REASONABLE FOR FIRST
WHEN YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL
REAL ESTATE. CHATTELS, &c.,.
HAVE AN APPRA1SEMEN1, CATA
LOGUE OR INVENTORY MADE, CON
SULT THE LIVE AUCTIONEERS,
RATCLIFFE, DARR & CO., ,
920 PENNA. AVE. N. V.,
Where you will get polite attcutlon and full
consideration for all your business, much or
Stocks and Bonds
Household Goods and
TRUSTEE AND COURT SALES A
PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL
Also respectfully call the attention of house
keepers (especially those leaving tho city
who are desIrouB of storing their household
goods, to our spacious airy storerooms,
Ninth and J sts. n,w.
Of Interest to Ladies !
Mr. E. P. Mertz, the
Druggist, corner Elev
enth and F Streets, has
taken the Agency for
Jule's Famous Toilet
These goods have a
wide reputation and are
considered among the
best Toilet Articles made.
"Backward, Turn Backward!"'
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It's Easy as Rolling Off a Log
To be a Champion Bloycllst if you pur
AMERICAN LIGHT RAMBLER
It Is tho least diffloult to guide, light-running
and a gem among bioyoles,
Gormully&Jeffery Manufacturing Co
1325 Fourteenth Streot Northwest.
Has Removed from 1323 F Street to
13S8 Gr St. WT. "W".
Spring Styles Already on Hand
I-I. .A.. S3ELIGS-SOTST,
WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANT,
Importer of and Wholesale Dealer In
PUKE FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC WINES
And Bole Agent for Trimble and Perfection
Old Kye and Sour Mash Whiskies.
1200 and!203 Pennsylvania avenue northwest,
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