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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY, JANUARY 26. 1913.
Shown by Manner in Which
Blocks of Securities
INTERCITY DEBATE IS ON
Wall Street Reported Slow but Firmer.
Gossip of the Street
Il I. . ri.EMI'NG.
Tlic Washington stock market lias
given a vcr good account of Itself
during the past neck. Naturall) a
narrow market, void to a large degree
of anything approaching speculative
actlvlt, it has shown Its ablllt to ob
iorb bargains and without tlic slight
est evidence of inside support in two
notable Instances First, in the ab
sorption of 300 shares of Washington
lias stock, put on the market at one
session, with but ' of a point reces
sion St com!. In taking 203 shares of
Vnlon Trust stock at 13R-5 to lSbS.
with evidences that insiders gave no
support to either.
Following on the record of the pre
lous and the past weeks, when Com
mercial National stock wasold freel
between 200 and 19o and back to 204
bid and none offered, it shows that
when opportunities are offered there is
investm-nt monej here to take it. al
though the Commercial Nitlonal oper
ations Indicated a well-deised and
successful plan of support
The I nion Trust stock tame from an
estate a big block relatiel speaking,
and perhaps unexpected and it found
a read market awaiting It i not
often that such a block comes on the
Washington Gas with the best car
In the compati 8 existence, and the re
port will btar out this statement, and
' with the promise f another big ear
n sight, earning ovrr and paving neur
1 ! per cent on the mirket price,
should be and probablv i, a bargain
That a number of suits have been or
will be filed is not a matter for worr
on the part of am shareholder, for
the relations between the two gas
ompanies promise more liarmom ere
The V ishington Gas meeting Februarv
vvl'l be inti resting It Is said that
there will be opposition to the r -election
of two of the directors, and there nm
br oppo-ition to th re-election of Presi
dent loiter on the ground tl at he Is
1. t a mall holder of the nock and not
-! practical man, nor tit iiiduetl with
n cesarv diploinarv to meet the situa
tion witii oncre-.- when in c ensin
The entire mirket has uti-d well
Bonds and sUxks brought satisfactory
Will List I tllltles Musk.
It Is n ported that the next nioemcnt
f the Washington Lti!itl- Compan
will be to appl for a listing on tin.
lenal exchange Tin members all hope
that the ripurl is true, as it would sue
tie exchange one more active secuntj
Federal National will bt listed after
lime .-end the a tlon on the -treet hi
en e hauge would ecm to indicate that
t will li. i good tl-ldin stoeh
n n ti renting truit Kite has heen
Planned and will b. Maged in Philadcl
i hla Baltimore, and asliington on the
evening of Februarv -1 the debaters
l.cimr members of the local chapter in
ach cit of the mencaii Institute of
Tm subject is Iccnlcillv interesting,
l; -lve-d i hit tin National Banking
Act Be o Ami ndetl as to hniit the
Ltablisliment of Branch Banks- "
Four members of each i hapter are to
debate Two of the local debaters will
so to Billimore, whin tin will sup
port the negative with powerful argu
ment" while two others illl remain in
Washington and mett two irom I'hlladei
1 lua. the home t.dc taking the affirma
tive of the resolution and the Philadel
phia contingent the negative
F B Devereaux. of the National Sav
ings and Trust Ctmpanv, is the chair
man of the local debaters and Is using
ever faitlltj at bis command to coach
his speakers -o that thu will win both
the Baltimore and Philadelphia contests
and the work Is keeping him buss
H H Smith of the National Savings
and Trust Company, and H K Bl-indon,
of the Rises. Nrtlonal, support the af
firmative fin ishington while J G
Allison of the Home savings Bank, and
K. A Mooers, of the Washington Loan
nnd Trust Comranv. will go to Balti
more and present cogent reasons wh
the negative Is the only plausible-proposition.
The Judges have been selected, but
will not be named. In order that the
danger of influential efforts to prejudice
their views maj be avoided
SMnrilay T,ocnI Mnrket.
local securities continued to act well
on tne closing daj of the week. The
list showed more general activity, four
stocks and one bond Issue moving
f reel .
Prices were easier on Railway pre
ferred nnd Washington Gas, stronger on
Mergenthaler and the few shares of
Vnlon Trust that sold were at H advance
Railwav Klectric preferred, which has
been strong but slow, was active to the
extent of IK shares on a declining
scale from 91 to 90, round lots being at
The common sold at S6 but sparingly,
a lth W the bid price and 87 asked at the
Gas sold to the amount of 133 shares,
at Sr.aSC, against SI-8 on Friday.
Mergenthaler brought 118
National Union Insurance broke Into
the sales list for the first time In weeks,
tho price being 7
Railwav and Electric 4s were In favor
and sold freelj at SI 1-2. with a small
bond at M 3-4 There were good buving
orders around M Gas lis eased off to
110, while Traction Is weakened to 110 1-2
Ytnll Mrect Market.
There was comparative! little doing
on Wall Street in the two hours' trading
j esterday. As a rule, prices were firmer,
but the movement was sluggish, and
comparatively few stocks made material
The situation In Turkey, though con
sidered serious, was not believed to fore
shadow the ending of all peace prospects,
but was admitted a tender spot and
likely to break into flame unless gently
and diplomatically handled. .The powers
are prepared for eventualities, but seem
more Inclined to force peace.
The testimony of former President
Corey relating to Steel matters .was con
sidered decidedly pertinent, but a bit
prejudiced, relating to matters that have
long since been abandoned. Whether
or not the directors of the corporation
consider their position vulnerable they
have determined to go on to the bitter
end In the chambers of the Supreme
The fact that the market rallies easily
Is because It Is largely oversold and
the big fellows still hold the bag, not
having sold and the public being out.
If the Minnesota rate decision comes In
Monday and Is favorable, there will be
a quick run In of shorts: If It is unfa
vorable. It Is admitted that It will be a
severe blow to the railroads: If delayed,
the bears will get busy.
Easier money Is not a source of keen
satisfaction, as it Is recognized that it
is the direct result of a let-up In a
Pessimism Is general perhaps too much
so, but the market certainly needs all
favorable Influences to tone It up.
Union Pacific showed the best strength,
a 1 1-8 gain: New York Central and St.
Paul were higher, and Steel 3-i.
Men of the Gct-Rlcli-lluIck.
Writing in the American Review of Re
views, Arthur IL Gleason summarizes the
points which suggest a dangerous Invest
ment In stock Dromotions. as follows:
"First, guaranteeing extravagant divi
dends, second, guaranteeing value
stock; third, advancing value of stock by
vote of directors: fourth, ridiculing con
servative savings banks; fifth, offering
stock far below oar value which is claim
ed to be eirnlng enormous dividends;
sixth, paing promoters and agents lib
eral commissions for disposing of stock
at far below par when it is claimed that
such stock Is paving liberal dividends
seventh, offering a limited number of
shares to an one stockholder: eighth,
criticising Wall Street, the big interests
and trusts, ninth, working the hurry
burr' device not only becauso the
price of stock will soon arise, but also
because the present allotment will quick
1 lie exhausted, tenth, alleging the
slmllarlt of tho stock now being offered
to bgone investments which reaped
hundredfold profits; eleventh, following
up the prospective Investor with many
letter", circulars, trade Journals. and
other lltenture (Some times several
hundred distinct pieces of printing and
writing are sent to one person One con
cern mailed 722 separate bits to a single
"Among the sources from which the
sinker list Is obtained arc. First, by
newspaper or periodical advertisements.
second, list brokers. third, mailing
agencies, fourth stockholders in other
concerns fifth, dishonest clerks in sav
ings banks, stock exchange houses, &.C
sixth, directories of banks and corpora
NEW Y0EK STOCK MARKET.
leirk Jin 2
Illrh. low Clov
inn M -Thai
2. vmal i
2..01 m Tin
5) Vm. Can rM
3 In li Sfr
101 Vm. lt.lt i.l
fj) Vm. Mnrltui;
2l vro. Tel i. Tel
1C0 V-n. Tnh.iv rM
11 Vm alien
3V. 2J 2.-S
new IJSU !',
101 Vm Woolen r-M
ifrt vm lal I o
ffl Vlcl i n
Vt VlUntie n.l Mr
0.1 Itallimorr & Ohio
YO Ulhk-tin lrrl
-no n K ,o.rfrieh
4" Urcukltn Han. Transit
Sli c al relroteiira
1 mi aua.tian I'acinr
Iti ChesjaKe & Clhio
Kl hu i.rrat VV ptd
lot l hie M A t V
tie1- ik'i lit'
P- r"a 63V
nr-. :ch ;tr.
hint Ton. Cor.
lW t.irn IToduits
00 lli.Tillrnes coirilira
Ml lol M A s
ll c.iii Hce (
JX i.nMlleld Cons
W l.rrit Northern pfd
tol) I.rrat No Ori" mh
TO l.iissrnlieim lap!
ID l!liiK Central
Jul lot Vsncilllural fft
:W) Inlir Mrt
.!() Inteihoro-Metnpolilan f
1(0 J kis.-.r
vn J I Uy jl
10) Ijckananna Steel
1ft) laa.-elt A Mei.
G00 loui'iilte A Nastinlle
l"0 Mercantile Marine t1i
400 Vlraienn PrtrH
100 Vlt3nii Casi lojacr
sn Vliiam racitie
4rtl Nevada c on. CoTTe-
ln New 'iork Mriaie
"iOO New ork Central
Kit N 1 C S. St. L.
yo Nortlitm Pacific
100 1'aaflo VI ail
to lencavlrania Railroad
K0 PittsNirs oal
ifrt Rav Consc4idatel Copprr
II". W lleS
TO TO 3
iir- tr. ir4
165S KIS lt.
ICO Republic Iron A Steel pfd. Si's
1 (TO Rock laland Z
100 RumelT M
100 Rtunilr rfd M
100 Seaboard Air line pfd
30 SU L. A V 31 pfd
tri Scare IXoiboek .
l(r s. i st A I
f i -is Ihcru ranfic-
l Mithem Uailwar
SU standard Jlillinj
3 IS) Third Amine Railroad
33 Twin City It T
30 L ndenrooil Typewriter
60 t'nion I'aelflc
TO 1 nion raeine pfd
500 I. h Rnbher
13 co t s. steel . ..
0 U. S Steel iW
4iO Ltah Correr
100 VVcIlA-tarcD Lacreaa .
330 Western Maryland . .
1 12) WmUnsbotue Htz
1 TO) Woolworth ,. ...
300 Woolworth i
W 108 105V
80'. S5U SGVi
1S IMVa lSHa
) 93 00
&S C, 63a
Ci C. 2.
lO'a 108s. WDH
r. S4', Mi
111 HI lit
3S UVi 43ta
a si a
. 1M 90 10W.
Total sale. 79 1OT aharrs. acainat Z3 907 iet4crdar,
UJW a week aff and 4B 400 a year asu.
NEW YORK MONEY.
New York. Jan. 2 Nothuur aald In call money
tivday Time money tor aiaty days, 3S per cent; for
ninety daya, 3a4 per cent: for four months, 4 per
rent, for liT months. 4a4! per cent, for aix mooUia,
4V. per cent Market a ahade atronser, cajh rain
smaller thia week.
Commercial paper Prime, iilty daya. 5 per cent:
ninety daya 5 per cent; four, fire, and elx months, 6
Forcicn exchange market-Cables qnoted at 4 8830a
4.SSK demand atcrUnz, 4E7&ML8770, franca, 5.14.
marka. SBUil r.
Koreicn marketa-Diacount, London. 4S per cent;
1'ana 4 per cent. Berlin. 4 per cent.
radian on London Paris, wf 2V, Berlin, 20m
NEW YORK COTTON.
Furnished by W B. llibba & Co.
Marota 12.7 1141
May ... nis lia;
July 12.1! 1114
October II C ILK
NEW YORK PRODUCE.
New York. Jan. S.-MILLFEED-8teady: trade la
duU. Spring bran. 3J0, standard middlings. 23.50;
Western red dcv. 29.75. winter wheat. In loo-poond
sacka. to arrive. 26.10. city Iran, in bulk, 23.03.
RYE Dull, offennn smalL vveatern to amre la
rained at about 72S. c L f. : track asd SUto at 71
FLOUR Steady: dealinzi moderale. Kansas
strairhts. 4 2ja4.40. In sarks; arrinspatentj, 4 75a5,10,
In barrela. spnnc clears, 4.30at50. soft atraichts, to
arrlre. 4.75a5.00. m barrels.
RYE FLOUR Business in qnirt; prices are steady.
Good to choice quoted at 3.6OaL0O, in barrels.
BUCKWHEAT FLOUR Steady: demakd Is Ule-
le&a. Choice nominal at 2.25a2J5 for 100 pounda.
CORSMBAL Steady: business moderate. KUn-
dried. new, for export, 3.10a3.IS; coarse meal, in
bags. US for old and L12aL15 for new.
HAY Receipt. EX torn: Sat: trade Is Inactive
No 1 timothy. LtbaLuTH: standard. l.OOiLGM: No.
1. 9Sal.00. No. 3. SOaS.
STBAVV-ReceiDta. 30 tons: auady: smDly Is IlfM.
Lone rye quoted at 1.00 Oata straw la slow mad
Talus Tmoertain. possibly OOoCS.
1TIIIK elteady: oustnen is lifeless. Mass. llloa
1930; family, UtOaT-a).
BEEF Steady: supplies are Illht and trade quiet.
Parked. 22.COa73.0I. tamur. 3 03x25.0).
LARD Steady: moderate businasa. Prime West
ern, 10.65, reaned continent. KtSS; Booth AmerieaB.
1L55: refined BraxlliaxL. in km. CSS: beef stearins.
5.; lard ateanne, duU; ew Tort, 12S.
WALL STREET GOSSIP
Reports of quiet but Impressive buying
on declines are round in rcsponiioie quar
ter of the street.
Professionals are extensively short and
seize every possible opportunity to get
down prices to cover, important cover
ing has occurred In the last day or two
Some of the gossips about the street
are mean enough to say that Corey Is
short of certain Steel Blocks.
Law-son Is reported In private advices
to be giving tips .to Untermycr how to
ask financial questions before the Pujo
The Reid-Moore crowd Is reported
"committed to Its following" to work for
a bull move for several weeks.
A drrvse at the short Interest In Read
ing is planned for next week. It also is
said the shorts In Great Northern pre
ferred and Northern Pacific and St. Paul
will be badly hurt If the Minnesota rate
case Is decided In favor of the railroads.
Good buying Is found by floor brokers
in Canadian Pacific
E & C. Randolph The market opened
quiet and strong, fractional advances be
ing recorded, and the tone remained
quietly strong all the morning. The rise
as a whole was fractional. Union Pacific
being about the only leader to show a
gain of a point, but feeling seemed con
fident and traders were inclined to the
bull side. The tractions, especially In
terboro. showed marked strength on the
hope that the agreement between the city
and companies would be signed.
Woolworth was weak, selling 93. against
101 last night, but later recovered. There
was no Important outside buying, and the
market continued Arm up to the close
Evans We continue in a liquidating
market. The rallies come only when the
market becomes technically oversold.
Good news falls to put It up, while bad
news depresses It. Its main support at
present Is apparently a large short In
terest. Barring rallies, the arrival of
which It Is impossible to predict. I ex
pect considerably lower prices within the
steady. The rumor that tho Sultan of
Turkey has been deposed and republic
proclaimed lias no confirmation. There
was a belief in all the foreign markets
mat a period of unccrtalntv will nrevall
and In view of this nnd the po.slbllty
of complications developing, dull and
dragging markets is the expectation
i.ocauy sentiment has been so ad
versely affected by recent events in poli
tics ana also Dy the disclosures in the
government's suit ngalnst the Steel
Trust, that we will require a favorable
decision In the Minnesota railroad rate
case from the Sup-e-no Court Mondav or
some other- exhilarating development to I
revive confldtnce In tht market anil
cause more than slight and temporary
raiii-s irom tne prct-eut trading condi
tions. The decline in YVoolnorth to-day
brought out an interesting rumor This
was to the effect that some persons who
have not approved of Mr Untermjcr's
manner of conducting the Muni v Trust
investigations till endeavor to show, bj
a sort of rival Investigation, that Mr
Untermjer had a good deal to do with
the tVoOlunrlh nromnllon In .. l.l.v .1.
vv.",, ".v?'!.'1"""0." of
..... .... ... vw.MH.iin.-s n nuiv ,
affairs he tricl to "drag Into the light!
or aaj in recent nceks.
Mexican Petroleum hn declired the
regular quarterly dividend nl 11 a than
on the common sloet
Atchison carnlnr. r... lv..K -u-
gross Increase. 11.221 as. operating ex-
penses decrease, J77I 017.
revenue Increase. 4I7.S0
come increase. Sl,;3
Directors of the. nrooMvn Ranld
Transit Company are scheduled to meet
cm Mondav at which, time it Is nm toil
... -.. ... ... - - ;. - -
that action will le tiken on the divi
dend Opinions in Wall Street with re
gard to the rate that will ho declared
are somewhat mlxrd In some circles
it is belleve.1 that the rate will be In
creased to per cent per annum, al-
inougn tne more conservative element
maintain that no change will be made .it
least until the Anril mcetlnir 'n tonh.
a great deal depends Upon the sleolre.""' Peunsjlvanla il.iry taints prr IK, 20.21, pro
of th new subway contracts which are
now being discussed bv the public ser
vice commission and representatives of
ine inierooro and Brook jn Rapid
The Pennsjlvanla Railroad announces
that it has asked for bids on 12.300 freight
cars for all Its lines between New York
and Chicago and EL Louis The esti
mated cost thereof Is J1S(Y).000 Nothing
Is said as to the manner of pajment
therefor, but this will doubtless be
through a new series of equipment trust
certificates, following the company's long
The Boston and Maine Railroad has
sold 110,000,000 one 3 ear C per cent notes
to a svndlcato headed by J. P. Morgan
London was Irregular Saturday morn
ing, but not materially changed In either
direction because there is a belief among
diplomats that the new Turkish govern
ment will be unable to continue the war
even should It desire to do so. Corey's
testimony before the referee In the Steel
Corporation dissolution suit relates chief
ly to abuses that were ended In 1903.
Official denial is made that there Is any
Intention of dissolving the corporation
There Is some Increase in the number
of Idle cars, but this Is due chiefly to
the ph) steal inability of getting cars to
the localities where they are needed,
owing to the seasonable change In the
character of freight hauled The rail
roads are increasing their orders for
equipment, hoping to avoid a shortage
next summer when tonnage will, on the
basis of orders already placed, be at
record-breaking volume. A steadier mar
ket Is expected.
New York. Jan. 21 Ooaing quotations of tnla-
Am. T. St T. cvt, 4Vxa, when issued
T. A 8 P. crt. 4s. 1350 ,
Ualtime-e & Ohio cold 4s.
IUIUmorc A Ohio cvt VM. when Issued.
rtrooklm Rapid Transit 4a..
Central Pacific 1st Is
CD A Q cnl. 4s
a B A Q joint 4s.
MIL A Hi. I', deb. 43. &H. ...... .......
Chicago A Northwestern cnL 4a
DisUX 8. Corp. -t. -
Kansas City Southern 3a
Liczett & M Sa
Missouri Pacific 5s. 1917.
X. Y N. II & II. cvt. 6s..-..
New York Railways adj. Sa.
Pann. con. 4s. D1S.
Perm. P.ii. 1915 ...........
peailHifr ren. 45..,.........,..................i
St. L. Swn. 1st 4s
Seaboard Air Line adj. 5a..".....
Southern Paduc col. 4s............
Southern Railway 4a.
Third Avenue adj. 5s.............. .......
United State Steel s f 5a Klt
YVabaao-P. T. 2d ta. Trust Co. etfs JWi
Tout aalea. ilJOS.030. aralnst SXOOLCtXJ yesterday.
97,030 a week ajo, and P.K3.0C0 a year aja
BALTIMORE STOCK MARKET.
OAS AND ELECTRIC.
Bslto. Elee. Ea (stamped) 19
Balto. Elec. rfd.. SO . Wi
O. O. B. I A P. Ut pfd , 109........... 112. lWi
u. u. K. u & P. asm
C nu !. ICV.
u. t. l. p. lit a ii 4to. 1X3 ... n
HANKS AMD TRUST OOMI'AMLS.
Colonial Tnot. 3".
Continental Trat. 100
ruditj A Dnlt JHH
MuDMr Tnt 101!; MW
il. ft M. Hank
MarUnd Trait earn.. 100 Ill
Mrr. Trait & Dtp. Cm. 50 158
Weitero .National. SO
AtL Cbait Urn of Coon.. 100 Wi
Int. (lit. Nor. Ccrp t?
Seaboard Air Lino com. 100 It
Norfolk Rj. & IJiht. 3. 3
United It, 4 E. Co.. CO S 3S
Va. IIj. & row. ran U
ACL. Conr. drb. tl 10 SOS
Atlantic Coait Uno con. 4a. 1953. M4
Florida Southern 4a. QVi n
New OrL, Ma, Chicago Sa K4 M
IMerabun; 5a (A) 10SH 10TH
STRUCT RAILWAY BONDS.
st. Coo. St. Itj. Sa, 1X9 IMS
CGR. O &E.C.Sa,rZ9 T 98
Fair tt Clk. Trai;' Sa Kl
Leilrtton Itr 14 Sa. 13t M
Mae. Itj. L. lrt C Sa. KB M
Maryland Utc Ria Sa ST.
ma. Rra. i K lit u. w si, si
Ltd. Rra. Inc. 4a CJ tS
Con. Coal , JR IBIS
Cotton Durk Sa 71", T6S
O -B 8. Br com 1
f! n.-H. Br. 3d ine Sa. 11 10
Hooa. Oil ortn (!r ctfi) IJVt S)
llona. O I) C . Ka
Horn. Oil ntd .. .. 4a 3S
J fipFDcrr Tomer dtb, 6a ...... IZS 5
IVtin. W r com TO
ORrcx vnifrrs avd MiF.TvBLns appIm.
Weateni Maryland a'nd IVtuiayltaola. rT 11.
Icnl. ITSalSO, An. Nrn Irak rr bbl a
ortnl, -OcUlM K No Z. rr hi) . LSOalTS:
Itla, natite. ir bu. hot I5a hrara Florida,
per rate, 3.0Oal.S0. hcoraill ratirr Ui. tor.
"OQaZSO carrota. native, hunch, a?t, cabbace.
New irk State too do., Danuh. rr ton.
SOOalOOO, div new Florida per crate, 2.00: eaull
nower. Lone Iland. ppr bU SSOalTS. cranbrrrifa.
per banrl. &0i9 00, do., per boa. S.O0aTJ3. cel-
crj- New York Bute, per crate 150alS0. rueum
hen. Florida, per bn. baakrt 4 00aS.00, rrrtJant
150al63. kale, native per box. 20a2. do..
Norfolk wr libL SOaSO lettuoc. Floridl. per bas
ket. I00a2.00 do -Norfolk. ? bU baaket lCOatS
do., onion. New York arl Ue.trm. bu., 4SsU,
do. Weateni per 100-lb. sack,a7590. peppers Hir
i la crate 1 5Oa2.00 orancr. Florida, rr box. as
to aire- 1 50a50 la houtliem lT batket 2.50a
3 50 tsoeaiiJes. Honda and Havana, irr crata
2.2U2.50 rplnarh native til t.jv 30aM N'orfolk
OOaTS strawtrmea. nori la. per quart, 3(W30, tur
nips native rr bti 20a2i tomatoes. Florida, per
PnTvTOh.S-lVhltr. nearbv prime ba box. 60a
65 do Fastrm cbor of Maryland lr bo.. Na
1 SSaCO do Wetfevn vtarjlsnd and Pennvlvanla
ler bu No I 60att do wra-dt irr bu sOsjO
d New Vfirk pre bu , prime fiSa'O, in. Maine
per bu. pnrne CiaTS aweela. Nirth Carolina tr
X.C75 do Eastern Shore lT hoi . 2.2Va
choice jcllowa. prr basket 9iatO0 da
Delaware and Jenry per h" , 250a3a, xmi
North Carolina, blj. 1 MaiOO. do, Yirstnia .l
ns( ND OYSTUts Ra. larrr Ih. ta.ll
cirp. 5a7 founder, lb 5. rrsv trtail, lb. larje
7s do lb matl to medmm 4a6 salmon tnsit
ITall ruck 1. itinc lb. 1&.20 do medium ltall;
lo pin Hal: it.lte rci lane lb. Kal! iU.
sina 1 n medium 2al pereh yellow lb. large
"a doi. nmill 1 1 medium 2al mackerel eouth
cm lb liaH tailor. Ian.-e IK tiili do small
medium (US eatrlCi IK Sal creen .L
' H" lb- lsis do Southern a eels. lb. Isrre
ctsms. white r.T 1W ev.TO n;ters chisee
. "" t-T bW 30Oa3JiO ilo. ITimes S0n2.75
. "-s SZ'k-S2l
iioz. airoafioco io frin c
5m do, cnatsai
1.1 k POl 1.TR1 iTiielens. oil hens. Leary.
( pre lo. 15c, da rtd hens Mrull to medium pel
jli,l " do. oil n.ten. per lb alO chicken.
,nw ,K 1:" ,,"" hile K1""- Ih '
M mussisi lr lb laI7 do pWlr. per Ih.
Kal- srew uearbr prr lb IlaB. iln. VVesleni
' ami wIIwtvi er IK lilt, d.v K.-nt Islsn I.
tr ih 18.17 Inrkeis. choice hen. it IK a d.
1 v c MJer. t.r n r d. iJd tn. tvr iu
1 '' ' "" ' "' '"" rr ,b l"r: re""
ml oil rarh S
1 do. .mailer Tl
I lur.--r.i 1-1111.11.1 jurseys cnoiee per D
i h. r.i, t , 1 -r 11. va.i a. -jV;
lb I" -hicke ourc lb 17al da mixed Ih
,r' A oU ''",- lj ,1" M ritera. per Ih.
. ten in
t-r Ih. if. IS cee-ie near li) per Ih
lal do VVeilrni ail vithem r-r Ih. Ital3
1 tnvn. 7 lb. an-l over it-t lb. 2!a3 do. medium.
IT Ih ISa20 do small and slips per IK lCatA
IHTTl It reamery fiury ir IK. 3UT4S do
i4ioice per lb 32.23 diK. rind. IT IK, 30a31 do
print, per lb. 34a36 dcv. blocks, per IK. 33.35,
la He. per lb 22.31 vtarjland and I ennsilvauia
20a27 Ohw roll, per IK Ua2I
r.t Virginu rolls. ir IK. Hail
i stove rocked, per IK. Isam llirjlic I Vlnrmia.
BOSTON COPPER STOCKS.
Calumet A rtrona
Calumet A Ilerla . . . .
La Salle " ""!."". .!""!'""!!!"""" 41
Vlason Valley SU
Mcrctntbaler . 217
North Hntte 30S
North Lake 2
Old Colony T
Old Dominion 1 19
Oneco - l'a
Osceola - 9&H
South Late - '. s
bwift - 10. 1C&4
United rroit."."""".'.'".'""!n"!!"1 17P
Utah ConaolidUrd. 10.
Wolverine .. C7
We Royale 2SU
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
33 31 IK SX
Fnmlrlied by W B. Bibbs A Co.
fORK Open. nigh.
Jsnuary. 1 1A90 18.95
May. 1910 19 27
January...... Kt20 . ...
Slay. 102? 10J0
3Iay. 10J0 107
Ont, Jan. 25. Closine prices on Cobalt
9 TO J0
Bearer Consolidated ..
Chambers Ferland ..............
City of Cobalt
Cobalt Lake ...
Ulflord . .0M4
Kerr Lake. 290
La. Rose. H 2L75
McKlnley Dsrrow Savage... .. L98
Niplsstna: .... ta
Prterson Lake - -. JIK
Right of Way .OS
Temiskamine v SU
Trethewry J ..,,. .33'i
WASHINGTON STOCK EXCHANGE
Wathlnxton Gat Sa. COCO at 119. 8.000 at 110.
CaplUl Traction Sa, J500 at IMS.
Waahlnrton Railway A CVsctrie 4aS1400 at HS.
000 at S4H, StOOO at SIS. tltM at MS. S1.0N at
MS. $1,000 at MS. 1500 ,t MM.
Potomao eona. Sa, JLOOO at Mitt.
Waahuurton Railway L. Heetrio com, IS at M.
Waahlnrton Railway A Ebxtsle pfd., 4 at tl, (
at SO. Z at tl. 25 at 0S, 3 at SOS, 25 at JO, 2J
at to. IS at 90
Waahlcston Gas. 25 at US, 21 at MS. 25 at MS.
S at MS. 4 at MS. 25 at IIS. 25 at MS.
Merrenthaler, 2 at 2U, M at 211. It at HI, 10 at
21. W at 28, TO at at. 10 at SU. S at Hs.
Union Traat. i at 137, 10 at 13, 10 at 137, It at
V. B. ttx. Sa. ... M. 10W
D. B. coupon 2a. ...
B. 8. res. Js.................. 1ISS
U. B. coupon 3a....i.. ....v IOCS
a a l tl 1UH
U. 8. coupon 4a. 1UH
Georcrtown Gaa cert. Ind. (... It)
Georretowa Gaa Ea. 103
Waahlnrton Gaa 5s iW
CapiUl Traction 6s. 11W
Anacoatia A- Potomac 5s. K
City ft Suburban 5a , HM
ColumbU ta ................................ 100
rVranbia (a IB
Metropolitan 5a. 4S
Waahlnrton Railway ft Electric 4a Ma
Waah.. Alex. A ML Vtrnon Sa.
Potomac Electric cona, 5a. HI
Potomac Elrctrls LLsht ta. 1M
Chesapeake A Potomac Telephone 5s..- lot
American Tl. ft Tel..,. lt
U. li Paper- Mff. Ba. 91
Norfolk ft Waahlnrton Steamboat 5a.... 104
Rlora Realty Sa (lomj) lOSa
ltlra Realty Sa (abort) 100
PUBLIC UTILITY STMCK3
CaplUl Traction .. 13
aahlnrton Railway ft Electric com... fS
tVaahtnrtou Railway ft Electrla pfd... 9)
Norfolk ft Washincton Steamboat ... 201
Waahlnrton Gaa St
Eastern Lirht ft Ym 115
American Tel. A Tel 131
TYPK MACHINE STOCKS.
Merreclhaler Linotype 217?.
Lanstnn 3Iontypr .... .. SS
Greene Cananea. ...... . S
NATIONAL BANK STOCKS.
rVilnmUa H 30
Commercial .... .. ..303
Farmera ft Mechanics' . .... 214
Ilncoln . 154
Mrtropoliun .. - .31
Rltrs ... .. . ... 580
National Bank of Waihinxtun . . 2G
TRCnT COMPANY STOCKS
American Security ft Trust. 310
National Hirinr. ft Trust . .. 28)
Untm Trust . . 13t.
Washington Loan A Trust . . "233
United Btatn Trust IB
SAVIM.S UA.NK STOCKS.
Cnlorj . . . 2
Rank of Commerce and farinrs. . 12S
Last VVashlnrton . . . 15S
FlItE INSURANCE STOCKS,
trllncton . 1
Flrvmen a 13
rranklln . .
(,erman Vmeriean 33
Nitlonil tnion 7
Pbtomsc .. .. 30
T1TLB IN9CBANCC STOCKS
rolnmbta ... ... . 's
CI spin Kacaa 100
C I'aper Mfr lo Ul
lraiiho(hona cm ... . 13
Crspbophone lfd . 75
F-eurity etoisze . . "Z.t '
Usshlncton 3Iuktt V
LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET.
cjuotativns gifcu beloT are lor large Iota. Jobbers'
letees sra higher
Lc;uNer by frenh Virginia SUS Wert ir
nia and Southwest irgiiua 21 Trnnr.ee 21.
RlTTHt-Hgm fancy r ib. llajg Wicrn
firsts. 3231 second. 2Jlja3'a stcre-paekel 19.21.
CIIFESL- New York S'ate factory, new. 19al9'i
IOlLTin Hcna per Ih It. roo.ter". rcr IK
9 liirkri. 1"U33 rhirkrn. U dnda. prr IK. 1UK
MIKht.l POtLTItk Hens, choice, per IK.
liaU. tnrkna. it IK. 3V2! duck. 11.14 ehickrus.
UltEhN mi ITS Vpplea. box. 1 OJaitO. bbl .
LOusLSO Florida caanges 2.cxj2.S5, crangea. Call
fornia box 250a3.00 graprfnilt irr box. 2.25x3.00,
ptneatiiile. 2.C0a2.u0 rranWrrics, bbl, 9 50alar8, tsn
-TTines. IT strap 2.003.50
II VY .NI KTItAW-Hav Western No 1. MOCa
11 . No 2. UOniUOO. mixed hay, IZtEalAOO, itraw.
rie t-n lcj.(Tal7 09, maclitne thra-h 9 OC.10 00. straw
wheat irr ton, 710a750. straw, oat. per ton. 7 00a
YtiillTrtllM Potatoes Nk 1 m ta. 75a).
trr bbt. 1 2SilJB. Nn. 2. per bH 75.100, aaeet
ljer tbt. 2.5Oa3.00. yams, per bt-L L50a2.50, osiooa.
trr tack 1 Oval 10. Hpard'h, per crate. LCCaI.25.
cabtnge trr lo lbs. 50u75, cauliflower, !r biv
Lei 1 5CW2.CO Mtuee ter lwilit, 73a2.(o, string
brans. Floriia per basket, lJOslOl, breta, tr 101
I iinches. 220.127.116.11 tomatoes .r crate ICOaAoC,
celery i .r disc CfiatlO ecsitant per crate. 2.2SaT9
relrrx er crate SOnanJ iiiers, 1 OO.LS xr
evate. Florida white squash LOOalS lr crate
t artier llcrida per basVet. lJOalTS, lnnir, per
box. 5Ca5. saUdr. tar bunch 3.6
('. Wit. RabUta. per doz.. No. 1. 1T5.1I. No 2,
per doa., IcTJalJO
LIVE STOCK Slieep r.T lb, 2s31s; Ismbs.
per IK 7a calves, chosee per IU loalOS, medium,
1t IK 9w9S
WOOL N1 HlllfcS Wiwl washed, free ol
burrs. ler IK, 10a32, wool, unwashed, per IK. 26lJ7
bides, dry, ir Ib , lSa20, green, per IK, 12; salt
hides, dry. IK. 13, green. lT IK, 13, calfskins,
green, each. I 25al 75.
l,RAIN-Vheat, per bu, S5.105. corn, shelled.
per bu.. GOsov, ear, new. per bbL. 2.80.17.
8E1 D-t-Clovcr red. 12.23al2.75, dover, slake.
12.00.13 2 timothy. 18.104.22.168, blue grass, lSOalOO,
orchard grav. L35alG0
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
40S and 408 Fifth Street NorUiwest-Beaale B. Stone
et sL to Joseph J. Darllngtcn and Wilton J
Lambert, original lot 16, aquare 489. 170.
New Jersey renue Northwest, between L and It
Strecta-Ja&e Nash et aX to Abraham Levy and
sir"n. Levy, part Iota 1 and 3, atruare 536. ItO.
Rear o M Street SouthVeat. between Third and
Fcur-and-a-halt Streets Floyd L. Davis, to
Charles w. Coates. loM 5 ana s , square Ml, aiu.
Holmead Manor Manan J. Hughes to Wilbur V.
Drown, lot 14 Hock 46, na
Whitney clem-Elgin B, L. Rould ct nx. to David J.
Dunigan. lot 4. block 10. SO
big and a-half and D birred Southwest Sophie
KoernicAo to Charles F. Koernicke. part lota 22,
2X 21. aauare 465. STO.
Howard University WlTbuT F. Drown et nx. to Ma
rian 1. Hughea. Iocs 30. a, 32. bioeK 2. Ka
425 Elx andialf Street Southwest-Edward J. Han
nan et nx. to tiuststa of 84, Joseph'a Male
Orphan Aaytum. aoutli one-half lot 54, atxuare 463,
2206 I Street Northwest Amos Cronnaa to darenca
F. Norment, last one-half original lot 1, aquare
ColumbU Heights Oarenco r. Norment ct nx. to
Amoa Croonse. lot 196. block 23, SUL
Twenty sixth Street Ncrthwest. between Pennaylra-
cla Avenue and M street It. Roaa Perry, ff.. tt
aL, trasteea, to William G. Klnsnan, original
lota 4 to s and 12. aqnara It. C3.000.
Mount Airy and Friendaaip Harry J. Jackaon,
trostee, to Anna M. Moore, lota s and 7, Mock
Friendship and Mount Airy Arms. 3f. Moore to
Herman XL Burgess, lots Z7 and Zt. block 4, StO.
Patworth Yt IDiain S. and Hattle W. Taacra to
8. St. Hmklr, lot 12, tenure 3016, HO.
Ingleaide-Jamea A. Caldll et nx. to Alios P.
Creykc. lot 109. block 18, 810.
Dobbins' Addition and Seneutxcn Park-Jacob
Oundershelmer et al. to Charles Gundrrsheimer.
lot 23, block 4. Dobbins' Addition, and lot 30.
block 1. Schrutzen Park. SW.
725 Twelfth Street Northeast-trthnr B. Graot to
Jennie E. Tucker, lot 232, aquare 1004. S10.
SU Seventh Street Southweat Jennie M. OiUman
to Continental Trust Company, lot 22, aquare
1312 North Carolina Avenue Northeast Thomas H.
Gortb to Margaret K. Murphy, lot 60, aquare
1126 O Street Northeast-Richard. E. Pain et al.
trustees, to Helen W. lllro. part original lot
1. aqnara 982. S2.400.
I Street Northwest William E. Edmonstaa
trustee, to Benjamin A. Colonna, part original
lot 16. aqnara St. 110 000.
Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Arenna North
west Commercial Hotel) Beasie L. Brown to
Albert Carry, trustee for National Capital Brew
itur Company, part lot 8. aquaref46L S10
W Street Northwest, near Fifteenth Street-William
G. Fulton to National Realty Company, lot L
aqnart 33, SS0.
31 Street Northeast, between Sixth and Seventh
Street-Middangh c cinannon to ManiW and
Ida M. Spencer, lot 324. aquare 865. S10.
Richmond Park-John I Bnmett et at. tlnstees.
j. Xlmm a P.ll .1,.. 1m 1A Km... TCOSt .. M
Hermsn K. Burgess ct ur convert aamol prop
erly u xicary tynneiurr, aia.
Herald Contestants Straining
Every Energy for the
$25,000 in Awards.
Another day nearer the end of the
great contest. Another day less in which
contestants may boost their standing,
naturally, enthusiasm waxes stronger
than ever during these final weeks. All
the awards have been purchased, and
will be ready for the winners when the
bell lings down the curtain on Wash
ington's most successful contest.
Midnight on February 2S Is the closing
The Advocate and his assistants are
being overwhelmed with votes, each day
rolling up a larger volume than its pred
ecessor. Every one in the contest will receive
an award. But that fact is not causing
any cessation of efforts on the part of
On the other hand, they are striving
with might anij main to land tho higher
aw ards. ""
The 13,000 house and lot. purchased
from II. R. Howensteln Company, 1314
F Street Northwest. Is located on the
southeast corner of Tenth and D Streets
Northeast It Is In the midst of a pros
perous, erowlnrr, and refined neighbor
hood, and adjacent to n through car
line This house Is one that the owner
can take pride in It Is a home In ever
sense of the word
Six commodious rooms and bath insure
plenty of space. It has hardwood finish
throughout and polished floor The front
Is of pressed brick and the porch Is in
colonial deslftn, overlooking; an attractive
Large closets, oak mantels, polished
floors, combination electric and gas
lights, hot-water heat, laundry trays
and servants' closets combine to make
this one the best equipped homes it is
possible to build and to sell for CsOO
The four S1.230 automobiles' to be given
as second awards to Herald contestants
may be seen at the establishments from
which theywere purchased Here Is the
Two Ileo touring cars, purchased from
the Barnard Motor Car CompanJ. 1412
Fourteenth Street Northwest, one Over
land touring car. purchased from the
Overland Washington Motor Company.
21 Fourteenth Street Northwest, one
Studebaker (K-M-F) touring car. pur
chased from the Commercial Auto nnd
Supply Compan). incorporated. 1113 New
York Avenue Northwent
The four Conover Babj Grand Pianos
purchased from Percv Foster, and the
four Schubert Plaver Pianos and four
Schubert I'pright llanos, purchased
from the Joseph Hall Chase Piano
Compan. are clisplajed at the Contest
Rulld'ng. 714 Thirteenth Street North-
west Here also are exhibited the ma -
Jorlty of the other awards
few da s The Advocate will pub
lish j. complete list of contest awards.
The Advocate's sjiecial awards. Intro
duced as an auTJlllar feature to assist
contestants in securing votes, have been
Particulars concerning the special
award now blng offered will be found
on the to-p.ige section In to-da'8 Her-
M Am n ni..th.- a i..i,n, ,
not. Is eligible to compete for the extra
A list of winners of special awards al-
readv delivered follows
Mrs. M. F Thompson, 12i; M Street
Northwest, on Nov ember 2S, 1912, receiv ed
a certificate for a lsd's S23 suit.
Mr J. FInley. SI C Street Southwest.
on November 22. 1112. received a certlfl-
ite for a gentleman's S3 suit.
C V Oites. It3 Seaton Street North-
est, a Pchubert upright piano valued at
JVO. on December T. 1912.
Mr. O J. Le Rati, 1113 Eighth Street
Northwest, a SC00 Grafonola, on Decem
ber 21, 1912.
Mr. G. II Conrell !M K Street North
west, a Conover 11a by Grand piano,
valued at S73, on January 13. 1312.
The list of the twenty leading contest
ants In each district, arranged in the or
der of their relative standing. 'which we
print below, should not cre.ite undue con
fidence on the part of the leaders and
near-leaders, nor should those whose
names do not appear In this list of the
elect lose heart .
C. It. Coranrll. 2313 P . ntr.
SI. Raddork. Florence Court.
J. P. Frey. 1234 30th St. nsr.
lira. . i.Tnn. Tin sza St. ntr.
Edna VS,ell. 031 II HI. Bn-.
I louse. 303 Wla. are.
Webster. 1013 Pa. tre(
31. Hart, into Calvert St.
K. It. Creen. Tennallrtovrxi.
R. C. Harris. 120.' 34th St. nvr.
Frank I.STrass. 23)12 M tt. nvr.
O. R. DeVanshn, 2224 V St. nvr.
Irene I.nrapkln, 1001 23d St. nvr.
R. II. ninbork. Apt. 404, The Plsaa
Mrs. C. IU Kvnns. 102 30th St. nrr
Mrs. H. T. flnrnrllle. 2KI9 O St. .
John Cropper, 1137 20th St. nrr.
K. Cornier. 1204 tv. I An.
I- J. Krltlej-, 3023 Dumbarton Ave.
II. B. ttellman, 3033, M St.
Mrs. C E. Campbell. The St. Lawrence.
T. A. Tarlor. The Olrmpla. ,"wrnce
Mm. A. M. lsohrer. 101 V St.
l A. Wldmarcr. 2I0T lat St. nvr.
Mrs. O. It. nianton. 4413 Kansas Ave.
Mrs. Mlehaelwon. 3004 14th St nrr
Mlaa K. A. Korner. 012 It. C Church Rd.
K. C. nosher. The Xnntncket
II. IV. Stevenaon. 1ST TJ St. nvr.
J. K. Lynch. 4007 Rth St. ntr.
II. Rakeramltb, 3070 X. If. Ave. nvr.
Mayda Carnahan. 1713 Knclld St.
C. Wheatley, 1S2R Florida Ave.
91. C Beanlar. 2000 Flaarer Place.
D.PJLC' 200X nt1 Ave. nsr.
Mr. E. Dnrarr, 1111 Irvine St. nvr.
Mm. J. II. Breen. 1713 Euclid St. nvr.
X. I). Parker. SO Channlnsr St.
Louis nickerton. 724 Enelld St.
Silas X. G. Fltzalmmona, 3378 13th
O. J. Le Bean, 1113 8th St. nir.
Frank Gerart. 123S G St. an,
Mrs. 31. F. Thompson, 1213 31 st. nvr.
E. B. Glaacoelc It II St. nvr.
n. . Trnnaa, 40Q M St. nn.
C F. Beer. 3fo. sV Track Co.
R. L. Hairline. 133 E SI. air.
Ml Grace Turner. 1310 Man. A-ve.
Flnler. 331 C St. aw.
Miss Jfelly Phillips. 704 C St. aw.
Mlaa L. It. Long. 013 Florida Ave. nw.
3Ilaa J. A. Bloomer, 1017 10th St. nrr.
A. A. Preston. 421 4th St. nw.
Harry Cohen. 723 4th St. nrr.
Elizabeth Rarxra. 03O tj St. nw.
II. L. Pornton, 7 31 St. nw.
C.-S. Chapman. 120 F St. ne.
lira. 11. c Sweeney, 472 I St. w.
Mlaa F. Bl Eaisey. 122 11th St. ne.
Thomas Sullivan. 810 Elliott St. ne.
Jamea Qulsler, 232 C St. ne.
31ns. F. M. Fnrtttt, 605 S. C. Ave. ae.
Straw I. G. Hrlnllae. S12 X. C. Ave. ae.
L. F. SImona. 024 Rth St. ne.
J. O'larr. 72V31. Caallsl St.
R. II. Alcorn. 1000 n St. ne.
II. 3f. Lewis, 72S 8th St. ae.
Dr. II. K. Bntler. 220 Oth St. ae.
Marajnerlte Smith. 421 G St. ne. a
G. It. Georxtena, 1707 Ft. Drive ne.
Mattte Jonea, 321 L St. ae.
j tf. Sam a-riiiti,., a a. ! s.e'.
Jlaramret Cnaaella, 403 C St. ne.
Daniel Slarphy, 2B o St. ne.
Mm. 31. Ronntree. 007 4th St. se.
G. J. Jaeger. 007 4th St, ae.
Blanche Mole. 1428 Aran St. ne.
r. W. Michaels, 03 1 G St. ne.
' Our Market Letter of this
week contains an exhaustive
report on this company from
the standpoint of the British
x Mr. Herbert H. Dick,
of the staff of the London
Copy on Request.
44 Bread SL, lew York,
Mini Arcade Bid., Phila., Pa.
Will Buy Postal Savings Bonds.
Panama and all other issues of
Government Bonds; Hated Stocks.
Bonds, and Short Time Notes of
Railroads. Industrial. Public-serv-Ice,
and other Corporations. Also
City, County, and State Bonds. En
tire Issues negotiated. Corre
spondence of investors, public offi
cials, and corporations invited. Ad
dress BROKERS, Dept. 2. care Po
tomac Advertising Agency. Wash
ington, D C
TO OUST COUNCILMAN
Seat of Julian Y. Williams in Alex
andria Body Is to Be
Alexandria. Va , Jan 23 At the ln-i
stance of six members of the Corsmort
Council quo warranto proceedings were
instituted this afternocn In the Corpora
tion Court, through Commonwealth's At
torney S U Brent, to determine the le
gality of Councilman Julian T. Williams
holding bis position as councilman from
the Second ward.
The ccuncilmen who Instituted the pro
ceedings are Howard W. Smith, Frank
C Spinks. J. Fred BIrrell. H R. Burke.
C B Marshall, and Albert Brian.
The are called relators. It Is set forth.
In the petition for the writ filed by the
relators that Julian T. Williams was on
the second Tuesday In June, 1910, elected
to Common Council for four years, be
ginning September I. 1910. and ending Sep
tember 1. 1914. that during the ear 1912
he removed from the city of Alexandria
and took up his residence at Cottage
Park, Alexandria County, which Is Just
north of this cltj, and has ever since re
sided in the county, and has not since
that time been a resident of Alexandria
Judge Baric fixed upon the first day
of the Februar term of the Corporation
Court, which will be February 10 next,
for hearing the proceedings
There Is at the present time a rather"
muddled condition of affairs exestlng In
1 the lower branch of City Council, anil
tlris adds to It
Two Seats Contrwlccl.
The seats of Counclimcn Vrban t.
Ijmbert and Robert M Graham, of th-i
First nd Second Wards, respective!, are
being contested, or at least the seat of
Mr I.ambert Is at present This ls
ought by Robert S Barrett, and he w a
nen a ""orime decision ov juok
Chichester, of Fredericksburg, who heard
I '"' Proceedings in the Corporation Court
here. Mr Lamlwrt appealed. Mr. Des
ham. will be guided by the decision lrh
the Barrett case.
Messrs. Barrett and Desmond ran fot
the position of councilman and wert
elected without opposition. neltlif
Messrs I.ambert nor Graham entering tho
Councilman C R Yates, of the Fl-sfc
Wanl. has just resigned, and Council
man C R Snan. of the Fourth Ward,
has stated his Intention of resigning.
In the lower branch of council therev
Is whit Is regirded as two factions, and.
for some time past the council chamber
I bas been the scene on numerous occa-s
sions of some warm debates between
asnnlt Case Postponed.
Owing to the absence of a materia wit
ness, the cane of llllam Oehlert, charg-.
ed with assaulting Anthony K. Smoot.
and al5o with tiring a pistol in the air.
wn In the Police Court to-day continued
until Tuesday morning The witness Is
said to be a soldier from Fort Washing
ton Attorney G 1 Boothc appeared
for Mr. Smoot Oehlert was releasee!
on his own recognizance
A meeting of the elders and deacons ot
the Second Presbyterian Church will bo
held at that church to-morrow following
the regular services, when plans will
be made for the formal opening of tha
Westminister building of that church.
It Is planned to open the building about
March 1 next.
Following a pathetic plea for mercy In
the Police tourt to-da. John Wilson,
who claims Harpers Ferr. W Va., as
his home, was-'acquitted on a chirge oS
A special meeting of the alumni of St.
Mao's Academy will be held at that in
stitution at 7 SO o'clock Monday night, at
which time fin-vl plans will be made for
the euchre of the alumni, which will be
held Thursday night next at the TounK
Men's Sodality Lyceum Hall.
Howard Gasklns, colored, charged wltlt
the murder of his wife, will be tried la
the Circuit Court for Fairfax County
Friday next. Judge J. B. T. Thornton pre
riding. The prisoner will be representee!
by Attorney Lewis H. Machen. this city,
and the prosecution will be conducted by
Commonwealth's Attorney C Vemoa.
TEA EXPERTS CH0SFJT.
Rnnrrl for Year Announced by Sec
retary if Treasury 3IncVcnBh.
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagH
yesterday appointed the following tea ex
perts as members of the United States
Tea Board for the coming jear: R. C.
Morrison, of Chicago. Charles B. Platt-
of San Francisco: II. a. vvoodwrortn. 01
Boston: E. R. Rogers, of Tacoma. Wash-l
C E. Wyman. St. Paul: Herbert Perry,
New York, and George r. Mitcneii.
Wyman. Woodworm, ana Rogers art!
new members. The Secretary appointed
the men with a view to the geographical
divisions of the country.
The first meeting will be held Februs
ary 3 at the appraiser's office in New
York City. The board win select and
submit to the Treasury Department
samples of tea to be used as standards:
for Importations for the year. They
also will make recommendations fof
changes In the tea regulations they may
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