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THESUNDAY HERALD, DECEMBER27.1891,
LOCAL STOCK MARKET.
A FAIRLY GOOD MARKKT FOB A
riienomonRl Transactions In Pncumntic
Gun Cnrrlnco Stock An Advnnco in
People's Innuranco Stock Dividend
The featuro of tho week in tho local stock
market wns the unusually largo transactions
In Pneumatic Gun Carriage stock. In nil
2,012 BUnres changed hands. Although tho
sellers were numerous, one Imyor took all
that wns offered. The details aro ns follows:
300 shnres brought 60 cents; 300, G5; 100, 70;
1,012, 75c, and 300, $1. Thero was ap
parently no special motive prompting the pur
chases, save that tho buyer had already ac
quired 1,500 shares of tho samo stock at tho
lowest, prico at which It was ever known to
sell, and it was doubtless thought a wiso
move to acquire all tho stock known to bo lor
sale at an average approximate valuation. At
tho close of the week thero is somo inquiry for
this 6tock, with indications of an improve
ment in the price. Tho closing bid was 75
cents, with J5 of a dollar asked.
There was a much larger business last week
than usual in "Washington and Georgetown
Railroad stock. Tho sales aggregated 33
ehares, 27 shares at 22S, 1 at 225 and 5 shares
at 227. Tho closing bid was 227 with tho offer
ing at 250. For $100 Convertible Washington
and Georgetown 0s 140 was paid.
The transactions in bank stocks continue
small. Lincoln National showed unusual
strength, 10 shares selling at 103, with 101 bid
at tho close. For 5 shares of Central National
but 3001 was paid and for 5 more 300J . Just
on tho ovo of tho dividend of not less than $4
per share the above prices are thought to bo
low, although but few persons can afford to
accept so small a return on such an invest
ment and wait perhaps years for tho enhanced
return, which, being unlooked for events
must surely eventually follow.
There is a disposition developing to clvo
the present generation better returns for their
nvestments in local 6tocks than heretofore,
and thero are lively hopes that tho Second Na
tional and Columbia National Banks may fol
low the example of the National Metropolitan
Bank and each increase its January dividends
to the rate of 10 per cent, per annum likewise.
The surplus and undivided profits of each of
tho institutions named aro ample to justify
tho increase. In tho case of the Columbia,
which makes its dividend quarterly, the in
crease would be but $2,500, and for the Second
National but $2,250.
Among the agreeable surprises of tho week
was the announcement of a semi-annual divi
dend of 3 per cent, by tho Commercial Insur
ance Company. This move was received in
some quarters 06 of questionable wisdom, but
as the welfare of the company, It Is believed,
will bo promoted by the improved quotations
' resulting for its stock, time alone can deter
mine the good or bad policy of this act of tho
directors. It was thought the public might
be deterred from placing Insurance in a com
pany whose stock was selling under par. The
books of the company will remain open until
January 7, and then remain closed for one
week. On Saturday 80 shares of Commercial
sold for $5, the full par value, and thl6 price
was bid for 100 shares more.
There is some inquiry for People's Insurance
stock. Privately 100 shares sold for 0i and
on Saturday a fractional lot brought Gi.
This company has met with phenomenal 'suc
cess due in large part to the energy of its offi
cers and directors as well as to its favorable
location on Capitol Hill, where tho esprit du
corps of tho natives is enlisted to promote the
prosperity of a home institution. But two
years ago this month, Its first policy was
issued. Since which time it has accumulated
a surplus of $21,000 on a capital of $100,000,
equal to 10 per cent. For tho month of
November the premiums on new insurance of
the company reached nearly $800, and the re
newals also nearly $800. The receipts from
interest on mortgage loans was $1,500 In that
mouth. The books for the hrst semi-annual
dividend closed on the 26th and the dividend
will be paid on January 5.
unimportant. For 200 shares but$5 was paid,
and for 10, 5J. There is nothing now in the
graphophone situation. The new machine is
receiving high commendation from all who
have heard it, and those interested have no
doubt that a market for an Instrument so per
fect can be found foi tho machines as fast as
they can bo turned out. Tho sales not spec
ially mentioned above, were 10 shares of Wash
ington Loan and Trust stock at 100, 10 shares
Washington Gas stock, at 41, and 300 Gas
bonds, Series A, at 130, 000 Light Infantry
Second Mortgage bonds at 100, and 500 M. S.
Registered 4s, at 1102. The announcement of
a dividend on Traders' National Bank stock
had an improving effect on its stock. This
bank will pay 2 per cent, as a half-yearly
dividend on the second day of January proxi
mo. The bid on Saturday was 115 with 119
the lowest offering.
FIELD IS INSANE.
He is Very Nervous, and Appours to Bo
Waite Plains, N. Y., Dec. 20. At the
special term of tho Supreme Court Judge Dyk
man to-day ratified and confirmed tho finding
of the jury ana inquisition, which on Wednes
day last adjudged Edward M. Field to be in
sans. His wife, Clara L. Field, was appointed
to take charge of his person and estate. He
Is locked up in tho Ludlow Street Jail, under
heavy bail, and still persists in refusing to eat.
Ho has ereatly alarmed his physicians,
does not talk to anybody, Is getting very nerv
ous, and appears to be dazed.
The Rijjut to Practice Medicine.
Health Officer Hammett, to whom was re
ferred a communication from Robert Christy
to the Commissioners of the District, request
ing that an order be issued granting recogni
tion as a physician to every cltlzeu who has
practiced medicine for 15 years, has returned
Mr. Christy's communication to the Commis
sioners with an indorsement to tho effect that
the health officer is of tho opinion that the
Issuance of such an order would not bo to tho
best Interests of the District. Mr. Christy,
however, has been, infprmed that the Com
missioners will be gladi Jo. hear any reasons
lie may hive to urge.fein cfavor of such an v
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IN MUSICAL CIRCLES.
Tho unseasonable weather of the past week
had a most depressing effect upon the Christ
mas music prepared at tho various churches.
Hardly a choir was without its list of sincere
on tho sick list, so that at tho last moment
changes in tho programmes wcro necessary.
A grcou Christmas Is not popular among
vocalists however much It be desired by un
dertakers. A recent "cold snap" prompted a corre
spondent of a New York paper to write an
nrtlclo showing tho necessity for extremo caro
among public singers of guarding against
colilsln which tho statement was made that
the majority of tho principals of tho several
opera companies were In tho hnblt of muf
fling themselves from head to foot. From
a rather extomled acquaintance with travel
Inc sinners, tho writer Is convinced that
tho opposite to tho abovo Is true. Any one
who has observed with what indifference
opera singers regard tho chill drafts which
lurk behind tho scenes In tho avcrago thoatro
will exonerate them from tho charge of over
carcfuluesp of their persons. It appears that
as a rule singers are rather more careless than
others in this regard.
Apropros of muflllng, a story Is recalled
wnlch illustrates tho kind of singers probably
referred to by tho New York writer. Somo
years ago a concert party from a dis
tant city gave a most delightful entertain
ment in Washincton, after which the mem
bers wore entertained by a local musical club
in the hospitable manner whtcti Is proverbial
among our musicians. Each of tho visitors
had, on leaving tho concert hall, encased his
feet in thickly lined "arctics," whllo tho
neck, chin and mouth were swathed in fold
over fold of silk mufller. From hat to over
shoes reached an ulster, suggestinc: an Arctic
expedition all this on one of our mildest
winter nights. To tho endeavors of tho
Wa6hingtonians to keep up a conversation
during tho short walk to tho place of enter
tainment, tho only response was a gutteral
"ugh," which occasionally forced its way
from the depths of tho ulsters. Arrived at
the house, and after the process of unwrap
ing had been concluded, the entertainers
were astounded to learn that tho visitors
neither eat. drank nor 6ang after a perform
ance, and the impression left behind was that
the lot of a traveling singer was not a happy
one. Its, effect was perhaps profitable, as it
crushed then and there the aspirations of tho
local club to attain moro than a local reputa
tion. Professor Kaspar visited Baltimore last
week on the Invitation of tho director of tho
Garland Orchestra, of that city, to attend one
of Its rehearsals, and expressed himself as
highly pleased at the excellent discipline
6hown by that favorite amateur organization.
Tho occasion was a very pleasant one, and tho
Baltimore conductor will show his reciprocal
spirit by attending the coming concert of the
Georgetown Amateur Orchestra on the 6th
Tho concert given by tho Haivard Banjo,
Mandolin, and Glee clubs at National Rifles'
Armory on Friday evening drew one of tho
prettiest audiences seen this season, many of
our representative society people being pres
ent, and all appeared to enjoy to the utmost
the characteristic songs and' catchy instru
mental selections rendered in true college
6tyle. The mandolin contingent easily led In
point of excellence, their numbers being ren
dered with a crisp precision, showing careful
training. Somo disappointment waB felt in
the work of the Glee Club, both in the selec
tions and rendition. The club is deficient in
tenors sadly so and most of the better com
positions suffered from this cause. But it
must be said that they gavo the audience a
6urfeItof comic songs, and we would suggest
that In the make-up of their programmes they
6hould not make this the feature, to tho ex
clusion of the really beautiful compositions
tho glee clubs of other colleges render so
The only soloist engaged by the Choral
Society for tho coming production of "The
Messiah" at Albaugh's ODera House, who is
unknown in this city, Is Miss Christine Nell
son, a contralto of promlnenco in tho West,
where she has been sincing leading parts for
some time. Tao other "soloists, Mr. and Mrs.
Lavin and Mr. Moraroski are well known
and established favorites here. A photograph
of Miss NeIl6on, at Metzerott's, represents a
strikitgly beautiful young lady, who, If she
6lngs as well as she looks, will speedily make
Tho Temple Quartette, of Boston, one of
tho oldest organizations of its kind in this
country, and one of tho best, withal, is to
visit Washington professionally during this
season, and during their stay the members
will bo entertained at a banquet by tho Franz
Tho Columbia Amateur Orchestra made its
first public appearance at the National Rifles'
Hall last Tuesday. Tho selections were ad
mirably rendered for such a young organiza
tion. Tho conductor, Professor J. I). Rhodes,
jr., Is a young musician with remarkable
talent, and takes great Interest in his work.
An invitation is extended to young musicians
to join. The object of tho orchestra Is mutual
Improvement, and to lend what aid they can
to charitable undertakings.
Fichtinc for Lire With Prisoners.
Olatiie, Kan., Dec. 26. Tho prisoners in
the county jail in this city made an attempt
last night to kill Sheriff Easdalo and escape
but were prevented by the timely appearance
of Mrs. Easdale, who locked tho outside
doors, and by the pluck of the sheriff, who
was on the inside locked up and fighting for
life with six of tho prisoners. When assist
ance reached him, it waB found that the sheriff
had three long gashes In the head, one just
below the right eye another on the left cheek.
The wounds were dressed, and he rests easy
Tho Fquitable's Annual for 1802.
The Equitable Co-operative Building Asso
ciation Annual for 1892 has been received,
and a most beautiful pamphlet It is. It is il
lustrated with a number of exquisite process
pictures, and the general make-up of tho
pamphlet shows great artistic taste in its do
signers. Thero Is sure to be a great demand
for this handsome production, for it is well
The Annual was got out by McGill & Wal
lace, the well-known printers, and Its beauty
and completeness reflect great credit on that
Specie Exports and ImportH.
The specie exported from the port of New
York during tho last week, was $5,000 gold
and $523,375 silver. All tho gold and $7,250
silver went to South America and $516,
125 silver went to Europe. Speclo im
ported, $84,853 silver and $912,109 gold.
Of tho gold $630,041 was iu bullion,
f $37,481 American gold coin and $243,987 for
eign gold coin, while of the silver $005 was
.American coin and $84,250 foreign coin.
A T.nrgo Nnmbor Acted On Prominent
Firms Kcftiflod UoonBOB.
A largo number of applications for liquor
llconscs wero finally disposed of yesterday by
tho Commissioners. Among thoso rejected
will bo found 6evernl prominent business
firms, tho rejection of whoso applications
will be a matter of surprise not only to tho
applicants themselves, but also to tho public.
Among such applications are Messrs. Schiller
fc Stevens, 901 Pennsylvania avenue, whole
sale; Henry Busch, 421 Tenth street north
west, manager Banner Browing Company,
Cincinnati, Ohio, wholnsalo and retail, and
and Arthur Nattans, 433 Seventh street north
Retail, approved Northwest: Philip J.
Roche, Hotel Arno; W. W. Spllman, 703
Twenty-third street; Michael P. Flahorty,
2039 1 street; Lafayette J. Butler, G23 Twenty-third
street: John II. Schombert, 2010 K
street; William T. Harvey, 2302 II street;
Henry Boltz, 1201 Twentieth street; Thomas
J. McGulro, 741 Twenty-fourth street; W. Car
Icy, 902 Twenty-sixth street; J. T. Dcvlnc,
Tho Shoreham; John L. Burkert, 942 F street;
Charles G. Eschenheimer, 1323 E 6trect;
Alex H. Raff, 1001 E Btreot; William M. Gal
lant, 320 Eighth street; Michael Lyons, 906
Pennsylvania avenue; Brill A Rubenstoln,
444 Ninth street; Edward Fick, 520 Tenth
street; Andrew W. Brown, 212 Ninth street;
John T. Trego, Tho Randall; William H.
Wright, S01 Thirteenth street; Johu F. Cham
berlin, S25 Fifteenth street; Margaret Moran,
3011 M street; George Collins, 3015 Water
street; John Crowloy, 332G M street; Edward
R.Reynolds, 3033 M stieet; McGill Grove,
3603 M street; Thomas J. Stanton, executor,
2S29 M street; Jacob W. Power. 1126 Twent-ty-nlnth
street; Jeremiah Sullivan, 1331 Thirty-fifth
street; Cloe A. Fields, 3004 M street;
John C. Quackenbush, 3215 K street; William
H. Quackenbush, 1048 Thirty-second street;
John Maher, 1304 Thlrty-6econd street; Reu
ben Rowzee, 8300 M street; Dennis F. Keady,
3314 M street; John McKenna, 8057 Water
street; George Schafer, 3605 M street; William
McCoy, 1332 Thirty-second 6treo.t: James E.
McGrath, 1602 Thirty-second street; Theresa
A. Neenan, 8214 M street; Fritz Wittmer,
2901 M street; John Kaiser, 1314 Thirty-second
street; Jeremiah Lynch, 1715 Thirty-fifth
Btreet; R. W. Morgan,1218Thirty-secondstreet;
Daniel Casey, Canal road; James Kellher. 1514
Thirty-second street; John R. and W. H.
Long, 320G M street, and Patrick Dugan,
32S5 M street.
Retail, rejected Northwest: Henry Bu6ch,
421 Tenth 6treet, manager Banner Brewing
Company; Bothwell & Paine, 415 Thirteenth
street; Louise F. Meinkheim, 1112 D street;
John A. Curtin, 3400 M street; James F. Sim
mons, 3002 M street; Alice Nolan, 2S05 M
street; George J. Hllbus, 2500 G street; John
D. Gallagher, 2519 H street; Daniel F. Han
nan, 950 Twenty-seventh street; John F.
Kane, 1000 Twenty-fifth street; W. J. Kerr,
601 New Hampshire avenue.
Wholesale, approved Northwest: William
R. Brown, 832 Twentieth street; John H.
Magruder, 1417 New York avenue, and 1122
Connecticut avenue; Pierre Qzzi, 1825 K
street; Benjamin L. Wheeler, 1755 K street;
Whiteside & Walton, 1926 Pennsylvania ave
nue; R. L. Magruder, 1900 Pennsylvania ave
nue; Yellott & Rust, 800 Twentieth street;
Frank S. Larkm, 800 Twenty-fourth street;
Mark O'Halloran, 700 Twenty-second street;
C. Witmer & Co., 1918 Pennsylvania avenue;
J. A. and I. M. Demonet, 1712-14 Pennsylva
nia avenue; Philip II Ward, 2100 Pennsyl
vania avenue; Shaw & Ifft, 1018 Connecticut
avenue; Michael Flynn, 2030 H street; Her
man Hollander, 425 Twelfth street; Leonard
Greibel, 922 Tenth street; Matthew Goddard,
130L H street; C. C. Bryan, 1413 New York
avenue; Acker & Kenner, 1429 Pennsylvania
avenue; J. Hall Semmes, 740 Twelfth 6treet;
Beatly Charles, 1110-12 C street, manager,
Bartholomay Brewing Company; W. S.
Thompsons, 703 Fifteenth street; Samuel
Blen, 406 Ninth street; F. & F. M. Finloy,
1206 D street; John Hey worth, 318 Ninth
street; G. G. Cornwell, Son & Co., 1412 Penn
sylvania avenue; Alice K. Seligson, 1200-02
Pennsylvania avenue; Herman Benzler 923
Temperance nail alley; Robert White, jr., 900
Ninth street; Jacob Redmon. 222 Ninth street;
Charles B. Van Syckel, 622 Thirteenth street
John R.Major, 800 Seventh street; Vincent
W. Power, 915 Loulsana avenue: William
Hirst, 730 Seventh street; N. W. Burchell,
1325 F street; James F. Russell, 730 Ninth
street: August W. Noock, 1331 E street; G. G.
C. Slmms, Fourteenth street and New York
Wholesale rejected Northwest: Carl Es
chenger, 917 Twenty-sixth street; Thomas II.
Henshaw, 2203 L street, G. E. Dwyer, 408
ToDiv'sixth 6treet5 Whltehurst & Watklns,
1200 Sixteenth streot; Henry Busch,421 Tenth
6treet; Schiller & Stevens, 901 Pennsvlvania
avenue; Ellis Padgett. 1220 I street; "Arthur
Rattans, 438 Seventh street; Louis Steennan,
428 Tenth street; Slegmund Sllverberg, 820
A PARISIAN DINNER.
A Sarcastic French Journal's Resume of
According to Le Cosmos, tho following
Is the agreeable menu of a Parisian dinner:
As aperative, a vermouth, which is ren
dered agreeable by the addition of sulphuric
The diner then attacks his potage of tapioca
made of potato starch, to which copper has
His butter is made of calf's fat coloied
His roa6t, of inferior quality, has been Im
proved with saltpetre; he discovers a few tru
llea made of pressed clay.
Tho vinegar of the salid is seasoned with
The peas a little too green taste of tho
copper which has given them their color.
Dessert. A chocolate cream; the chocolate
is made of glucose, red oxide of mercury, aud
For coffeo he Is given a mixture of horse
liver roasted in tho oven, black walnut saw
dust and carainol.
His small glass of kirschwasser, which ter
minates the dinner, contains as high as twenty
two centigrammes of prussic acid to the litre,
After such a meal the Parisian has a terrible
thirst, he wishes to drink beer and ho drinks
it. It is a decoction of poppy-heads, elder,
belladonna, datura stamodlum, 60da, taubark
and pirlc acid
RROWJV'S mOJT BITTERS ALMANAC
Contains One Hundred Recipes for mak
intr delicious Cundy cheaply and quickly
at home. This book la given away At drutr
and general stores. ' B
Gill's Superfine Candies, 11th and F.
A LBAUGH'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
A HAPPY HEW YEAR.
M OK I) AY, DECEMBER 28.
FRIDYA(Now Year's) &. SATURDAY
TIIIE NOVELTY of 1 801-'03
A BRA.NI) NEW IDEA.
LOTS OF ETO INTO IT,
125 NIGHTS IN NEW YORK.
AH tho Original New York
Cast, Scenery, and
MUSIC BY BRAHAM. SCENERY BY
Given Away to the Children By
BRING ALL THE LITTLE ONES.
Next Week W. H. CRANE,
"THE SENATOR" and "FOR MONEY."
ALBAUGH'S SSg&. Extra.
COMMENCING MONDAY, JANUARY 4,
ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY.
;, 1. H.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs
In tho Great American Comedy,
By DAVID D. LLOYD AND SYDNEY
Friday and Saturday Nights and Saturday
Mr. Crane and His Company Will Appear in
a New Comedy, Entitled
By CLAY M. GREENE AND AUGUSTUS
Mr. Crane will bo supported by tho same
admirable company of artl6ts that contributed
so much toward the enormous success he has
achieved throughout tho country.
SALE OF SEATS BEGINS THURSDAY,
' A CADEMY.
NEW YEAR'S FUN I
Monday, December 28, and all tho Week.
Friday and Saturday Matinees.
NEW "LITTLE PUCK,"
NOW IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF ITS
Monday, January 4 Reed & Collier Comedy
Company in Hoss and IIoss.
KERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATRE,
Pennsylvania Avenue aud 11th Street.
Week Commencing MONDAY, Dec. 28.
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday,
and Grand New Year's Matinee,
FIRST APPEARANCE OF MAN
CHESTER'S FRENCH FOLLY 00,
Including A Grand Chorus.
20 Model Women 20
TIjo Latest Sensation From tho
THE FRENCH WniRL WIND DANCERS.
Popular f Night.15,25,50, and 75c. Boxes and
Prices, MatlneeO.W.SS.and 50 J Loges $1.
Next Week Henry Burlesque Company,
BiH Nye Bill Nye
Ttf-EW NATIONAL THEATRE.
Week Commencing DECEMBER 28,
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday..
EXTRA HOLIDAY MATINEE NEW
YEAR'S DAY. '
THAT WONDERFUL COMEDY,
BY THE l'AULTONS, AUTUOUS OF "EUMINII5,"
ABBOTT & TEAL'S COMEDY COMPANY
DIRECT FROM THE
BIJOU THEATRE, N. Y.5
Phenomenally Successful linn
OVEE 100 MIGHTS
WITH SuENERY AND EQUIPMENTS
Sft,ot Niton's Stock Company,
LUTHER PLACE MEMORIAL CHURCH,
Fourteenth and Vermont avenue northwest,
First Grand Concert
Wednesday Evening, January 6, 1892,
9ENTINA DE VERE Prima Donna
ANTON GLOETZNER pianist
Subscription seats now on sale for tho course
of three concerts, $2. For sale at W. G.
Metzerott & Co.'s, 1110 F street northwest.
ARRIS' BIJOU THEATRE.
Mrs. P. Harris, R. S. Brltton. and T. F. Dean,
Proprietors and Managers.
Week commencing MONDAY, December 33.
OUR NEW YEAR ATTRACTION,
Nothing but smiles. Hilarious from Inces
sant laughter. A company of comedians, vo
calists, dancers, actors, actresses, and acrobats
appearing. A veritable syndicate of Wit,
Humor, Novelty, Grace, Youth, Beauty, Song,
and Music. ' fa'
Next Week A BARREL OF MONEY.
Prepare for War."
In Warm Weather prepare
for Cold. In Cold Weather pre
pare for Colder. Christmas is
over, but Winter is not. Be
provident,be wise, be thought
ful, be economical. likewise
be prompt. Delays are as dan
gerous now as ever. Call early
and inspect Our Stock of Win
ter Shoes. You'll need a pair
before New Year' s, and here is. ,
the place to find the best at
the Lowest Cash Prices.
ieo, W. Rich
His Nibs the Baron
717 Market Space.
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