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Violent Rise of Seventeen Polnts in
That Stock Yesterday.
The Closlnjr Generally Was Easy, Be?
low tho Best and Net Chances,
ft'hilo Mostly Gains Wero Kas
?red as ' to "Onifonnitj*.
-.j-^w TO**K- March 20.?There was a
orHliant display of specuiative pyrotech
nics ln the stock market to-day, which'
was Interesting and informlng as a spec
tncle.but which must have been attended
with very unpleasant cireumstances for
some one. The explosivc dutbreak took
place in the New York tractlon group,
and was precipltated by the official an?
nouncement that the Metropolitan Street
Rallway has secured a confolllng Inter?
est ln the Third-Avenuo Railway. This
at onco confirmed the fears of the shorts
lhat there was not a large enough supply
of Third-Avenue stock on the market to
enablo Uiem to cover their uhfilled con
- tracts for delivery. In other words, the
stock was cornered. The result, briefiy
stated. was a jump of nearly 37 polnts in
the price on top of yesterday's rise of
nearly in points. The violent rise in the
stock brought out large blocks from long
holders. whicli caused many relapses and
made wido and fcverlsh fluctuations all
day. But ?when the shorts attempted to
supply their needs the price always
mnunrcd buoyantly upward again.
The New York pubiic utilitles have been
the favorlto field of operation by the
bears for several days past. and the
sympathetic strength imparted to the
group by lhe Metropolltan-Third-Avenue
comblnation drove the shorts to cover
with a rush. The extremc advances in
the group were: Metropolitan, lV/y,
Brooklyn Translt. 7%; Consolidated Gas,
7: Brooklyn Union, 5, and Manhattan,
4%. Tho posslbllities of cconomic opera?
tion and olimination of the destructive
rivalries as a result of the comblnation
undoubtedly improves the status of the
Metropolitan and Third-Avenue proper?
ties, but the price movement of the day
was almost wholly due to specuiative
exigvneies. Third-Avenue stock com
manded a? high as 4 per cent. prcmium
for u?e on loans.
A'igorous manipulalion was mnnifest in
the stock all day, as was indicated by
simultaneou. sales on regular transac
tions and on sellers' sixty-d'ay contracts
as nearly 10 points ap.art. the regular sale
commanding the high price.
Other stocks in which the short inter?
est has been largely reflectcd the urgent
demand from the shorts. notahly Sug-ar,
Amerlcan and Continental Tobacco. Peo
pie's Gas. and AArestern Unlon. which rose
1% to 3%. Speculation in the railroad
list was rather dull during the period
of feverish excitement in the speclalties,
but later in the dav an active and vigor
oiis demand snrang up for Baltimore and
Ohio. the Paclfics. some of the grangers,
Wheeling and Lnke Erie second pre?
ferred, nnd a number of less prominent
stocks. Baitlmore and Ohio was carried
ud 4%.
The highest prices were not maintaincd
in anv case. the violently specuiative
speclalties showing the sharpest reac
tions. but the closing generally was
rather eusv below Uie best, and tho net
changes, though mostly gains, were very
raggod ns to unlformity. The Iron and
steel stocks were raUier heavy. notably
National Steel and Tennessee Coal. The
monev mnrkct showed evidence of relax
ntlon." The continued decline in price of
Government bonds indlcates a process of
liquldalion which suggests that the re?
ccnt level of prices prompted the chang
ing of plans for taking out bank-note
circulation and U10 sellimg out of holdings
of bonds.
The railroad bonds market continued
active, but price changes were rather
Irregular. Total sales, par value, r*2.475,
000. United States 2's. refunding (when
Issued). the 3's. old 4's. new 4's and 5's
decljnted % ln tho bid price.
Total sales of stocks to-day were 741,
000 shares, including Atchison. 13.0.10; do.
preferred. 23.025; Baltimore and Ohio. 30.
517; Burlington and Quincy. 11.375: Rock
If-Iand. 13,750; Manhattan. 38.435; Metro?
politan Street Rallway, 44,475: Missouri
Paciflc, 11.778; Norfolk and AVestern. 11.
/0.?; Northern Paclfic. 17,095; Tennsyl
vujila, 11,390; St. Paul, 11,100: Southern
Pacific. 22,450; Unlon Paclfic, 40,900;
AVheeling and Lake Erie second pre?
ferred. 0.2S0; Amerlcan Sfcoel and AA'ire,
10 750: American Tobacco. 35,275: Brook
Ivn Rapid Transit. -S1.7S9; Continental
iobarco, 12.S30: Third-A\*enuo. 02,390;
National Steel. 7,095; People's Gas, 15,
385: Sugar, 71,090; United States LeaUier,
call iirm at 3(?S per cent.; last loan at 4
per cent.; prime mercanUle paper, 5(3:5%
per cent Sterling exchange weak, with
sctunl business ln bankers' bills at $4.S5%
for demand and at 84.S2 for sixty days:
posted rates, ?4.83!-7'4.S3% and $4.80%?
4.S7; commercial bills. $4.S1**4@4.SI**_. Sil?
ver certllic;.tes. C0*4@G1%; bar silver, 00;
Mexican doilars, 47")i. Government bonds
weak: State bonds steady; railroad bonds
Closing Btocka
Atchison. .-*.. 23%
Atchison pfd ._. 09%
Baitlmore and Ohio .._.... . 09%
Canadian Pacific .... -.. 91%
Canada Southern ........ ?. 48%
Ches. and Ohio .-.. 2S%
Chicago Great AVestern. 13%
Chi.. Bur. and Quincy. ? ..--.. 127%
Chi.. Ind. and L._. '22%
Chi., Ind. and li. pfd...-. 55%
Chi. and East Illinols . 90%
Chi. and North western . 101
Chi., Rock Island and Pacific. 110
C, C. C. and St. Louis_. 00%
Colorado Southern. . 7
Colorado Southern lst pfd-. 45%
Colorado Southern 2d pfd . 19
Del. and Hudson .?..-. 115
Del., Lack. and AVestern . 17S
Den. and Rio G. __.. 19%
Den. and Rio G. pfd.-?-. 71%
Erie .?. 13%
Erie lst pfd.-. 3S%
Great Northern pfd. 159%
Hocking Coal ._. 10%
Hocking A'alley-. 33
lilinois. Central.,.. 113%
lowa Central .-. 15%
lowa Central pfd . 51
Kan .City, Pitts. and Gulf. IG'AJ
Lako Erie and AVestern . *"1
Lake Erie and AVestern pfd. S3
Lake Shore .'- -. 194
Louis. and Nash. S2**i
Manhattan L.- -. 90
Metropolitan Street Ry. 107*"
Mcxican Central . 14
Minn. and St. Louis . 03%
Minn. and St. Louis pfd ?. 94%
Missouri Pacific . 40"
Mobile and Ohio. 40%
Mo.. Kan. and Texas . 10%
Mo.. Kan. and Texas pfd. 33
New Jersey Central .-. 110
New Tork Central . 135%
Norfolk and AVestern. 32%
Norfolk and AVestern pfd . 70%
Northern Paciflc . 54%
Northern Paclfic pfd .-. 74%
Ontarlo and AVestern . 23%
Oregon Ry. nnd Nav. 42
Oregon Ry. and Nav. pfd. 70
Pennsylvania .,. 135%
Reading . 17%
Reading lst pfd. 57Vs
Reading 2d pfd . 28%
Rio Grande and AA'estcrn. 53%
Rio Grande and AVestern pfd. 90
St- Louis and San Fran. 10%
St. Louis and San Fran. lst pfd_ 09
St. Louis nnd San Fran. 2d pfd.... 34%
St- Louis and Southwestern . 10%
St. Louis and Southwestern pfd- 29%
St. Paul . 124
<"t .Paul Did. 173%
St. PauTand Omaha. 111
Southern Pacific . 39%
SouUiern Ry. ?. 18%
Southern Ry. pfd. 58%
Texas nnd Paciflc. 10%
Unlon Paclfic . 51%
Union Paciflc pfd. 75%
AA'nbash . C%
AVabash pfd. 20%
Wheel. and L. "?.????? ?-. 10%
Wheel. and L. E. 2d pfd. 20%
Wisconsln Central . 10%
Third-Avenuo. 101
Adams .r.J15
Amerlcan .147
L'nltod States. 46
Cottoa OU ,..~?. >..?...,?.? 83%
The Sitting Waltz
Tlie young people who indulgo in the
glddy mazes of tho waltz will hoar with
interest that, the heads of Washington
and New York soclety have declared that
"sitting out" a waltz will, be'more.fash?
ionable from now on than dancing. Tho;
"sitting out" cmbodles tho samo position
ac dancing?the only difference- ls that
you sit instead of dance. The' inan's right
arm is around the glrl's waist, while '?his
left hand holds her right. Her left hand
is placed on his shoulder, "while her head
rests lovlngly on his bosom, and all they
have.to do Is sit and listen to the music.
Now Uiat is O)
Something Like it
. A whole roomful of; pcoplo sitting
around on sofas, hugging to music, would
be "great." and not only ? so,. but this
arra.ngement wouiu give the old rheu
malic brelhren' another good. chance to
waltz. And while many a man may lose
his appetite for dancing, he has to get
powerful old beforo he loses his appetite
for that kind of a waltz. However, that
has nothing to do with the fast servlce
wo can give you on orders in either
GRAIN or STOCKS, over our 3 New
York wires. Send for our frge book ex
plaining margin trading.
1010 ChestnutSt., Philadelphia.
62Wal!St. New York.
24 Congress St, Boston.
Amer. Cotton Oil pfd . 93%
American Malting. 4%
Amer. Malting pfd..;.'24%
Amer. Smelting and Refin....._ 40%
Amer. Smelting and Refin., pfd. 90%
American Spirits. 2
Americaii' Spirits pfd. 17
Amer. Steel Hoop ..'.. *"5
Amer. Steel Hoop pfd -VV. Sl%
Amer. 'Steel and AVlrc . 5;>ys
Amer, Steel and Wire pfd. 89%
American Tin Plate . . 33%
Amer. Tin Plate pfd .... S2
American Tobacco .107%
American Tobiicco pfd.135
Anaconda Mining Co. 40%
Brooklyn Rapid Transit . 71%
Colorado Fuel and Iron . 44%
Continental Tobacco . '.12%
Continental Tobacco pfd. S4%
Federal Steel . 50%
Federal Steel pfd..-. 74%
General Electric .120
Glucose Sugar . 51%
Glucose Sugar pfd. . 98
International Paper . JS%~
International Paper pfd . 01%
Laclede Gas .- 75
National Biscuit . 35%
National Biscuit pfd. S9"*_
NaUonal Lead . 24,/1
National'Lead pfd . 102*'.
National Steel . 44%
National Steel pfd . 94
New York Air Brake.131
North Americaii . 15%
Pacific Coast. . 50
Pacific Coast lst pfd. S0
Pacilic Coast 2d pfd . 00
Pacific Mail . 37%
People's Gas . 99%
Pressed Steel Car. 54
Pressed Steel and Car pfd. Si
Pullman Palace Car .1S3
Standard Rope and Twine . 0%
Sugar .100%
Sucar pfd .109%
Tenn. Coal and Iron . 93%
United States Leather . 12%
United States Leather pfd. 72%
United States Rubber . 30
United States Rubber pfd. 93%
AA'cstcrn Unlon. ex. div. 84
Republic Iron and Steel . 21*,/i
Republic Iron and Steel pfd. 05%
P., C, C. and St. Louis . 07
United States 2's. reg. 101
United States 3's. reg.109%
United States 3's, coup.109%
United States new 4's, reg.134%
United States new 4's, coup.134%
United States old 4's, reg.115
United States old 4's, coup.110
United States 5's, reg. 114
United States 5's, coup.114
Distriet of Columbia 3.05's .119
Atchison general 4's .?'01%
Atchison adjustment 4's . S3%\
Canada Southern 2ds .100%
Ches. and Ohio 4%'s . 97%
Ches. and Ohio 5's.119%
Chi. and N. AV. consol 7's . 142
Chi. and N. AV. S. F. Deb. 5's.121
Chicago Terminal 4's . 95
Den. and Rio G. Ists . 103%
_-en. and Rio G. 4's . 9S%
East Tenn. ATa. and Ga. Ists.102
Erie general 4's . 73
Fort AVorth and Den. City Ists- 70
General Electric 5's.113
Galveston, H. and S. A. O's.10S
Galveston, H. and S. A. 2ds.108
Houston and Texas Central 5's-110%
Houston and Texas Cen. Con. C's.. 110
lowa Central Ists . 115
Kan. City, P. and G. Ists. 71
Louisiana new consol 4's.IOi
Louis. and Nash. Unified 4's. 99%
Mo., Kan. and Texas 2ds. 65%
Mo., Kan. and Texas 4's . 91%
New York Central Ists.110
New Jersey Central Gen. 5's .123%
North Carolina G's .127
North Carolina 4's ,. 100
Northern Pacific 3's . 00%
Northern Pacific 4's .105
N. Y., Chi. and St. Louis 4's.10S
Norfolk and AA'estern consol 4's... 90%
Norfolit and AVestern general C's... 132
Oregon"Nav. Ists.10S
Oregon Nav. 4's .103
Oregon Short Line O's .127%
Oregon Short Line consol G's .113
Reading general 4's . 8.""%
Kio Grande and AVestern Ists .100
St. Louis and Iron M. consol 5's... 112%
St. Louis and San Fran. Gen. O's... 120
St- Paul consols .109
St. Paul, Chi. and Paclfic Ists.119%
St. Paul, Clii. and Pacific 5's.120%
Southern Ry, O's.110%
Standard Rope and Twine Gs. to
Tenn. new settlement 3's. 95
Texas and Pacific Ists . 114%
Texas and Pacinc 2ds. 55
Union Pacific 4's.105%
Wabash Ists .117
AA'abash 2ds.100
AVest Shore 4's .113%
AVisronsin Central Ists. 90%
Virginia Centuries . 90
Virginia deferred . 9
Colorado Southern 4's . So-.sj
Southern Paclfic 4's. S3%
Mobile and Ohio 4's . &>
Central of Ga. 5's .-. 90%
Central of Ga. lst In. 3j
Central of Ga. 2d ln........ ...... 10
U. S. 2's, refund. (when issued).... 104%
Richmond. A'a., March 20. 1900.
SALES.?$500 A'irginia Centuries at
90%- $800 do. at 90*j_: $500 Richmond city
4's at 107: 10 shares Atlantic Coast Line
"B" at 190; 10 shares Richmond Trust
and Safo Deposit Company at 107; 10
shares do. at 107: 10 shares do. at 107;
20 shares do. at 100%; 10 shares do. at
107- 10 share-:-* do. at 107; 10 shares do. at
100%- 20 shaies do. at 107; 10 shares Alr
Kinia-Carollna Chemical preferred at
110"-'.; 5 shares do. at 110%; 7 shares do.
at 110%.
U' S. 3's, coup.. 190S-191S.109% ...
U. S. 4's, coup., 1907.HC
North Carolina 4's, C, 1910.. 100% ...
North Carolina C*s. CV. 1919.. 133 ...
Va '"s, new, C. and R.. 1932. 91 91%
Va. Century, 2-3, C. and R... 90% 91 '
Rich. City S's, R., 1904-1909.. 12S" ...
Rich. City C's: R-. 1904-1914.. 113 ...
Kirb. City .Vs. R.. 1920-1922.. 112 ...
Rich. City 4's, R-. 1920-1030.. 106% 107%
A. and C. lst 7's, R., 1907.... 117% ...
a! and C. gu. ln. C's, 1900.... 102% ...
Ga. So. and Fla 5's. 1927.... 111%
Pet. Class A 5'S. R. C 1020.. 117 ...
Pet Class B 6's, R. C. 1920.. 12S ....
N and AV. Ry. 4's. 1990. 90% 97
Rich and Meck. lst 4's. 1921.. S2% 83
Southern Ry. lst 5's. 1994.... 110 ...
Ga. nnd Ala. pfd. 5's. 1945... 105 106
Ga and Ala. consol 5's. 1945.. 91 93 -
Char. and W. Car. lst .Vs. 191C 109 ...
South-Bound lst 5's. 1941...; 90% ...
Central of Ga. R". Con. 5 s.. 00% ...
Rich. Trac. Co. lst 5's, 1925.. 105
Norfolk Street R. R. lst 5*s.. 107
Norfolk Street R. R. CO..-100 62 -
Atlanta and Charlotte-100 120
Ches. and Ohio .......i... 100 28 ...
N. and W. pfd......100 75'
N. and W. com. 82% ...
AUantic Coast Line "A".180
AtlanUc Coast-Line "B"..-185 105
n? F. ahd P. com......... 100 174 ? ,??';'-1
R.I F. and P. "Div. Obll...,100 157 102%
Southern Ry. pfd........ .100 58% '.'.-.'
Southern Ry. com...100 13
Ga. and Ala- pfd.;..-.".-. 60. 52
Ga. andAla. com..-.'. 25 27
Ga. So. and Fla. lst pfd..... ~88
Ga .60. ud Fla. 2d pfd...... -*2% 73
Ga. So. and Fla. com.... <**?
City.25 SO ...
First National ....K. 170
Rich. T. and S. Dep. Co.-.ioo 10714vlOO
Security .100 112 115
State Bank of Va.100 130 d...
outhem Trust Co..HK) lot) 110
Union Eank of Richmond..50 127 '?_.._?
Virginia Trust Co.100 115%
Amer. Tob. Co. pfd....-100 133 -145
Amer. Tqb. Co. com.50 100.4 "...
Sloss-Sheff. S. and I. Co. prd. ?s .
West End L. and Imp. Co..23 . 25
Va.-Caro. Chem. pfd.100 110% -IU
Cont'l Tob. pfd. 7 p. C.-...100 83 ....
Cont'l Tobacco com.100 31
N. BIrmlngham L. Co.100 13 -23
Richmond, Va.; March 20, 1000.
:? Longbcrry. <4 ?77
Jiilxed .'......74 ?,.
?Shortberry .... ?. <4 ?77
X.O. 2 red .???.? ?77
. Bag lots."??..--'?? "0 @7U
COKN? '- _
"White, Va. bag lots-..... 45 ?4?*_
No. 2 whito.44_.?45
No. 11 white.-. ......... 44 .__4'_
No. 2 mixed .. ......... 43_.@44
No: 3 mixed ...-.........'..'??.-41> ?4.1.4
OATS? ......
- No. 2 mixed .?>*> ?? -28
No. 3 mixed .?.^.27%
AVinter seed '..........-> ?GO
P.YE.?.???-? 00
?Farmers* stock ? Fancy. ? 2-;<j __2.4c.;
strlctly prime, 2_,@2.,__.'; prime, 2Vs_i2i.1c.;
xjrdinary, l.J@2c. ;pound., Spanish, 93c.
Kbushel. ? . . ? ?
Within the lirst hour or, the Cotton Ex?
change to-day a rise of S to 10 points
was scored, this being a full reeovery
from yesterday*s sharp decline. The bull
factlon continued in power throughout
the session. desplte the fact that busi?
ness for investment accountcame in with
extreme tardiness. The foundatlon for
a rise of 4 to S points on the call, and a
later additional upturn of 4 to 10 points,
consisted of very strong Liverpool cables
ln place of an expected break in sympa?
thy with yesterday's weakness here and
fairly good buying orders from Europe.
Supplementing these iniluences were nu
merous advices from the cotton belt,
stating, in effeel, that planters were be
coming discouraged by continued drains.
The strength of southern- spot markets
was increased by renewed efforts of
spinners to secure further supplies. while
statlstically the sltuation at all centres
was admilted to be the strongest in many
months, if not in years. Rumors that a,
bear cliquo was undergoing formation
exerted no positive inlluence upon the
market. The interior semi-weekly figures
averaged up bullishly. ln view of the
surprise furnlshed by Liverpool this
morning, room trarlers were naturally re
luctant to assume extensive new com
mitments late ln the session. pending re
coipts of to-morro\v"s advices from the
Eng-lisli market. The market closed quiet
at a net advance of S to 13 points.
COTTON?Futures opened steady at
the advance; March, 9.53; April. 9.40;
Mav, 9.43; June and July, 9.40; August..
9.27*: September. 8...S: October, S.03; No?
vember, 7.94;' December, 7.90; January,
Futures closed quiet: March, 9.52; April
and May. 9.51; June and July, 9.43; Au?
gust. 9.32; September. S.43; October, S.0S:
November, 7.90; December, January and
February, 7.93.
Spot cotton closed quiet: middling up
lands, 9%; middling gulf, 10%; sales, 1,700
COTTON?Firm: middling, 9%; net re?
ceipts, 971 bales; gross, 5,451 bales; sales,
1.7.00 bales; stock, 142,053 bales; exports
to tho ContinerA, 3,224 bales; to France,.
45 bales.
Total to-dav?Net receipts, 1S.3SS bales;
exports to Great Britain, 13,423 bales: to
France, 45 bales; to the Continent, 3,824
bales; stock, 841,270 bales.
Consolldated?Net receipts, 59,511 bales;
exports to Great Britain, 27.213 balesr to
France. 22.722 bales; to the Continent,
31.631 bales.
Total since September lst?Net receipts.
5,797,787 bales; -exports to Great Britain,
1,773,747 bales; to Erance, 014,922 bales;
to the Continent, 1.0S2.232 bales.
TON?Futures steady; March, 9.41; April,
9.41: Mav, 0.42(5.9.43; June. 9.40S9.42;
July, 9.39__.40: August. 9.12ry9.13: Sep?
tember, 9.20@9.27; October, 7.S2?7.87; No?
vember, 7.74?7.7G; December, 7.70@7.77;
January, 7.74?7.7C.
LIVERPOOL, March 20.?4 P. M.?COT?
TON?Spot in moderate demand;* prices
1-lfld. higher; American middling. fair,
5 25-32; good middling, 5 19-32; middling,
5 17-32; low middling, 5 13-32; good ordi
narv, 5 7-32; ordinarv, 5 1-32. The sales
of the day were 8.000 bales. of which 500
were for speculation and export, and in?
cluded G.700 American. Receipts, 18,000
bales, Including 15,400 American.
Futures quiet and closed very steady
at the advance; American middling. 1. m.
c, March, 5 28-04?.. 29-G_, buyers; March
and April, 5 20-G4?5 27-64. sellers; April
and May, 5 23-G4, buyers; May and June.
5 20-64, sellers; June and July. 5 17-04?
5 18-64. sellers; July and August, 5 14-6-1
?5 15-64, buyers: August and September,
5 4-G4@5 5-64. seilers: September and, Oc?
tober, 4 43-64, sellers: October and No?
vember, 4 31-04?4 32-64, sellers; Novem?
ber and December, 4 25-64@4 26-64, sell?
ers: December and January, 4 23-04?
4 24-64, sellers; January and February,
4 22-G4@4 23-0-1, sellers.
NEW TORK. March 2_!?FLOUR?Mar'
ket was dull and easy, holders findlng it
almost impossible to get bids on anything
but small lots to supply current needs.
RYE FLOUR?Dull; fair to good, $3?
3.25; choice to fancy. _*3.20@3.G0.
RYE?Dull; No. 2 western, 63.?c.
BARLEY MALT?Dull; western, 55?
WHEAT?Spot market steady; No. 2
red, 77J_jC. Options opened steady on cold
weather West, but sold off under weak
cables and an exceptlonally dull trade.
They continued easy until the last hour,
when reports of a good account trade
caused a rally, and the market closed
firm at %c: advance, sales including
March. 76%cV; May, 73_ic.; July, 731,4c.
CORN?S, ot easy; No. 2, 43"_c. Op?
tions opened easy on cable news, and
was depressed all day in absence of sup?
port. closing barely steady at V_._-_c. net
decline ln face of liberal export trades;
May closed at 42.'.a; July closed at 42r.,c.
OATS?Spot firm; No. 2, 2S%c. Options
dull and barely steady.
LARD?Easy; March closed at ?0.S3
nominal.- Relined easy; Continent, $6.65.
PORK?Firm; short clear, $12@13.50;
mess, $11.50@12.
BUTTER?Firm: western creamery, 20
@25c: State dairy, 18@24c.
CHEESE?Strong: fancy, large white,
13c; fancy large, colored, 13@13i.ic; fan?
cy small, white, 13@13!4c; fancy small,
colored. 13._@13.4c. _?"'-:.
EGGS?Firm; State and Pennsyivania,
Atlantic and Virginia
Fertilizer Cd.
Branch of Virginla-Caroli^a Chemical Co
Richmond, Va.
And Standard Grades
of Fertilizers
for Spring Crops.
. Will pay if used on Truck, To?
bacco, Grain, Grass and-otherC
at market,. 10@16%c.; southern, at mar?
ket, 14%@10c.~ ? '?'? " -"?.
POTATOES?Steady; Jerseys, $1.25?
1"75- New Yorkj ?1-5002; . Long Island,
vl."j6(Sf)2: Jersey sweets, ?2.25@2-73.
TALLOW?Market 'easy.
RICEr-Flrm. ?? ?
C ABBAG E?Steady.
GRAIN BY STEAM?To Liverpool, >5%c.
33c. - * -
COFFEE?-Eutures opened dull, with
prices 5 to 10 polnts lower in sympathy
with weakness in foreign markets; closed
steady, with prices "5* to 10 points lower;
No. 7 Jobbing, '8%@S%c.; mild 'quiet; Cor
dova. 9%?14c. 7' -
SUGAR?Raw strong. Refined strong.
SEED OIL?Was ; again dull and easy.
Prime crude, barrels, 32%?33c; prime
summer 'yellow, J!5%'S30c.; off summer
yellow nominal; butter grades. 37<33Sc:
prime winter yellow, 39c; prime white,
3S@39c. Prime meals, 52G.50@27.
CHICAGO, March. 20.?A bulgc of 50c.
in the price of.May pork, the result of a
smail panic among shorts in- that article
was the feature of trading on 'Change
to-dav. The advance, was due to fear of
a corner and the' short stocks, and the
market reacted quicker than It had rlsen
when the slufF ohce' began tocome on
the market. May pork closed 2%c.
lower; lard and ribs. 5@7%c. lower.
Wheat was dull but fairly steady, helped
bv better foreign demand and closed at
%?%cV higher. Corn declined %c, and
oats closed a shade lower. A belief was
prevelent that the markets were being
manipulated by a clique ofscalpers.
The liading futures runged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
WHEAT?No. 2. ?'. ... ?
March_ 05%'. <*->?,_
Mav. 00% r: 00% 00% 00%
Julv . 07V. 07% 07 07%
CORN-Nb: 2.
March. 3o%
Mav. 37%- '37% 37% 37%
July. 37%-.:, 37% 37% 37*
Sept. 38%. '5S% 3.8% 38%
O-ATf1?No. 1.
May ".. 24% 2-1% 24 24
July. 23 23 22% 22%
Mav .11.40 11.90 11.32% 11.40
July .11.22% 11.35 11.12% 11.15
LARD?100 lbs.
Mav .0.12% 0.12% 0.02% 0.05
July .6.20 0.22% 0.12% 6.12%
HMOTtT rtlBS?100 lbs
May. 0.15 0.171/. 0.07% 0.10
July .G.17% G.20 0.10 C.12%
S|. 'iIIt'Mlli""- vrf-"" :>?: rollciws: Kloljr
dull. No. 3 spring wheat, G2@G0c; No. 2
red. 0S%c. No. 2 corn, 8G%c.; No. 2 yel?
low corn. 30%c. No. 2 white. 20%?27c:
No. 3 white, 20S20%c. No. 2 rye, 55?
55%c. No. 2 barley, 37<543c. No., 1 flax
seeil. $1.05. Prime timothy seed. ?2.45.
Mess pork. per barrel. S10.S0?11.42%.
Lard, per 100 pounds. 55.S5@G. Short rlb
sides (loose). S6.f76.25; dry salted shoul
der3 (boxed). $0.25(2:0.50: short clear sides
(boxed). J6.30@G.40. AA'hisky, distillers"
finished goods, per gallon, $1.24%. Sugars.
cut loaf, ">0; granulated, ?5.44. Butter
steady; creamery, 19@24c.: dairy, 10@22c.
Clief>s'e firm at 12@13c. Eggs steady;
fresh, 13c.
Quiet and unchanged.
AVIIEAT?Dull and easier; spot. 73'/,@
73*j_c': March. 73%c; May, 73>4@73%c.
Southern wheat, 0S@75c
CORN?Easier; spot and March, 41?
41 %c; April. 40%@40%c: May, 41@41%c.
Southern white corn,: 40%@42c.
OATS?Firmer; No. 2 white, 30%@31c;
No. 2 mixed, 2S%@2S%c.
RYE?Dull: No. 2 nearby, 54@55c; No.
2 white, 5S?59c.
SUGAR?Firm and unchanged.
CHEESE?Firm and active.
BUTTER?Firm and active.
The general market for cotton goods con?
tinue quiet. Home" buying of brown
sheetings and drilIs"*lJmlted and little do
?ing for export. Priees unchanged ln both
heavy and light weights. Duck quiet
but firm. No change in print cloths or
other fine yarn goods. Bleached cottons
In average request: quotatlons without
change. Coarse colored cottons quiet but
strong. Prints and ginghams unchanged.
Business in men's wear woollen and
worsted fabrics'slow in all descriptions.
No quotatlon change in prices, but the
market conditions not al together ,satls
PENTINE?Market firm at 54c.; sales,
ROSIN?Firm and unchanged ? sales.
OF TURPENTINE?Firm at 53c.; re?
ceipts, 540 casks; sales, 230 casks; ex?
ports, 23 casks.
ROSIN?Firm and unchanged: recelpts.
2,050 barrels; sales, S32 barrels; exports,
157 barrels.
53%c.; receipts, 30 casks.
ROSIN?Quiet and unchanged; recelpts,
310 barrels.
3.25; receipts, 3 barrels.
TAR?Firm at $1.20; receipts, 143 bar?
Richmond, Va., March 20, 1900.
Private sales reported to-day were:*
Lugs, 19 hogsheads; leaf, 18 hogsheads;
wrappers, 1 hogshead.
Inspections to-day were: Bright, 11
hogsheads; dark, 00 hogsheads and 2
tierces. - Reviews?Bright, 4 hogsheads.
AVarehouses reported: Recelpts, 53
hogsheads; deliveries, 29 hogsheads.
Loose sales to-day were: Crenshaw's
AVarehouse, 32.000 pounds?highest price,
$12: Shockoe AVarehouse, 10,315 pounds?
highest price, ?12.
Internal revenue collectlons for to-day
Tobacco .56,163 90
Clgars . .6,723 G6
~ Danville, Va>, March 20, 1900.
Nondescript goods .$ 1.00(6.*- 3.00
Granulators. 4.50(2" 7-00
Common. 3.50? 6.00
Good . 6.00? 8.00
Fine. 8.00? 9.50
Common. 8.00? 10.00
Good .10.00? 12.50
Fine.12.00? 22.50
Common . . 2.50? 4.00
Good. 4.00? 8.00
Fine.,. 8.00? 12.50
Common . 6.00? 12.50
Medium.12.50? 17.50
Good .'..17.50? 35.00
Fancy _.V..35.00? 55.00
PORT OF RICHMOND, March 20,.;1000.
... ARRIVED. > ? r
Steamer .Ocracoke, Willis, Norfolk, mer?
chandise and passengers, Old Dominion
Steamer ??Yemassee, O'Neil. Philadel?
phia. Pa, merchandise and passengers,
Clyde Line. "**
Steamer Pocahontas. Graves. Norfolk
and Janies river sldlngs. merchandise and
passengers. Virginia Navlgation Co.
i Steamer Ocracoke, Willis, Norfolk, mer?
chandise and passengers, Old Dominion
Steamer Lou, Betteys, James River,
Schooner Johrp S." Beacham, Morgan,
New Haven, Conn.. pig iron.
Schooner H. M. Summers,- Duncker,
James River, light.,.,,'?'., -
PORT NEWPORT NEWS, March 20,1000.
Steamer Euskaro, Galveston.
. Barge Ohio. New Tork. .?
Schooner Sullivan Sawln. Boston.
Schooner Governor Ames, PorUand.
Steamer Aragon,; Providence ^
' Steamer Euskaro, Liverpool.
PORT OF WEST POINT, March 20, 1900.
Stcaniahlp Accomac, Thomprwn, :Nor?
folk. passengers ana ?teneralcar'fo."
Steamship Accomac, Thompton. ?tfgr
tol*. voaoonxei* ??**-r*^ ????*?* ____..
ReportMadebythe Secr^
Stations in /Virginia. .,.;
Favorable lieport oil tho Measure
Made by Ilenreseiitativc Hny?Mr.
Jnncs Asked to Speak to
Baltimore Democrats.
?Washlngton Bureau, The Times,
515 Fourteenth Street
WASHINGTON, March 20?Speeial.?.
The Secretary of Agrlculture has made
a report to Congress on t'he work of
the agrlculture ex'perlment station ln
Virginia for the year ending June 30,
The report says the work of the Vir?
ginia station during the past year has
included hortlcultnral investlgatlons.
studles of plant diseases, botantcal anJ
entomologlcal investlgatlons, chemical
studles, especially on potatoes. corn, fod
der and commercial feedlng stuffs.
A building was erected by the college
for use in canning frults and vegetables
and manufacturing elder, vinegar. mar
malades, jellles, etc. This has male lt
possible for the station to undertake ex
periments along these lines in which the.
hortlculturist and chemist have co
oper'ated. Speeial attention is being
given _) problems connected with the
manufacture of vinegar. WHh funds
obtained from the State a large hlllslde
barn has been erected. which -will be
used for general and experlmental pur?
poses. This will enable the station to
undertake systematic feeding expert
ments with different klnds of llve stock.
The station officers have coifctinued to be
engaged in the repression of the San
Jose scale and animal diseases under
State laws.
The Income of the station during the
past fiscal year was as follows:
United States appropriation ....$ h .000 w
Local community*.:.?? "2"?
Farm products .?. ' ]_ ?
Miscellancous .-.--__ il
Total ?'.'.__............;-:.S Jm5.?
The operations of the Virginia Station
have been aettvely prosecuted during the
past year, and considerable useful work
has heen accomplished. The station has
continued Its efforts to come into close
touch with farmers In different parts
of the State through the publlcation of
frequent bulletins, attendance at farm?
ers' instltutes, and by visiting different
sections in connection with the inspection
of Insect pests and diseases of plants
and animals. The erection of new build?
ings by the college will materlally in?
crease the -facilities of the station for
experlmental work. especially in the line
of animal husbandry.
Representatlve Hay, of Virginia, to-day
made a favorahle report on the hill to
establish a national military park around
the battle-fields.of Fredericksburg, Va.
House Committee on Claims to-day
made a favorable report on thc bill to
pay Arthur Connell. of Newport News.
$2,0.-. for rent of property by the gov?
Representative Jones, of Virginia. has
received an invitation from the Demo-.
cratic Club, of Baltimore, Md., to make
the opening address of the Maryland
campaign on. next Thursday.
?Senaitor Daniel introduced bills to-day
referrlng the claim of Terry Dillard, of
Terry, Va., to the Court of Claims for
adjustment; to pay the estate,of J. M.
Hollin-gsworth, of Frederick county. Va,.
$2,031 for supplies used by the Federal
army ln 1SG5; *also, hills for the relief of
the heirs of William Freeman, James G.
Taliaferro, and iNlchoIas White, all of
Virginia. :
He also presented the petition of A. S.
Pratt and L. Kilby, of Norfolk, protest
Ing against the passage of the bill to
regulate the transpontation of llve stock;
also, the memorial of J. H. Bolen, H. A.
Darter, R. P. Suit, Leonard Cox, and
XV. G. Ryland, all of Urbana, Va., against
the passage of the Loud postal bill.
The Secretary of the Treasury to-day
transmltted to Congress a recommenda
tion for aa apporpriatlon for the post?
office huildlng at INorfolk.
Representatlve <Hay, of Virginia, Intro?
duced a hill to-day to pay M. C. Leech,
former postmaster at NInevah, Va.. $7\S..
ibeing the amount due by reason of a
Judgment entered against him by th?
Circuit Court for the Western District of
Virginia for postage unaccounted 'or by,
reason'of (fire "ln the postoffice.
Mr. John /Browning. of Virginia, Sena?
tor Martin's messenger, received not'ci
of his discharge this morning, but b'fora
lt went Into effect the Senate passed a
resolution reinstating him.
? John Soull has heen appointed a clerk
In the .postoffice at (Newport News.
- -?-'.-m
Best School for Nesro Boys, Says Gov
, . ernor Cantller.
ATLANTA, GA., March _?.?Trusts and
manufactures occupied the attention of
the UnltedStates Industrial Commission?
ers at their'sesslon to-day. The witnesses
were Governor Candler, 'J. J. Spalding,
and Judge George HUlyer.
Spalding suggested as a remedy for the
evils the trusts have produced, national
legislation which "would prohibit the
trusts/ _ from enjoying the privlleges of
Interstate commerce.
Judge Hillyer" said the remedy lay ln
government ownershfp. Governor Candler
did not sugegst ajiy speeial legislation. but
he thought the trusts ought to be regu
lated by the national government. All
of the witnesses agreed that the trusts
raised prices by destroying competition,
aji,were a menace to the States and to
tne nation.
Governor Candler spoke interestlngly
about the negro .race. He said the race1
had advanced greatly in the past twenty
five years,-but he bclleved the place for
the negroes. was on the farm.
The Governor does not favor an indus-'
trial school for negroes. He says the best
school for boys-of, elther race ia, a corn
field or a--cotton; patch.
Tbe Incongrulty of a Monument to
_"' -"Glsdstone.
The recent references made ln some ot
the newspapers to the projected national
?monument to Gladstone came o"n my mind
just now with a curlous. fee'.ing, or 1
might say. a curlous shock, ot in'con
grulty. What'a time at which to direct
public attention .to such a memorlall The
policy which the existing English gov?
ernment havei, lately -been: 'carrying on,
the policy which-is now--lllustrated by the
war in Soutfc;Afr_ca,.ls.the cruellst out
rage on- the memory of -'Mr. ? Gladstone.
It was _is,n__ble policy. which gave.twck.
to the Boers, after their victory at Ma
juba 'Hill, that national lndependence of
which England. gulded hy false counsels.
had-wrongfully strlven-to. derlve them.
.When Gladstone c__me. back:. to rower
his flrst work was torwtore its *.n_.ej_?n
dence to tho Transvaal Republic, al t_ ou-h
the Republicans had be-aten the. EDj-ILh
forees in the field; and even although
England then could havo CTtuh?d ?vexy
ropt ?t Tffistajwo hy Madlng fitr Bve
'Tke'StoreTkeyGm tqforMia AfOmnd.
?MUtt OH OOK MrrupM.
"AUMvIt OWbira
MAJEtGH 21, 1900.
tWilinlH fea*'
Linen Damask You All Wa-ot.
Here is a test of your approclation for a r.-al bonar
fide bargain?they come more and belisr e frery day.
Very fine Union Linean Unhleached Danriask. full
width, beautiful ivy- leaf pattern. six?iuch floral bor?
der. The bargain price on this linen woTjld be 250*
sale price is N
16c. Yard.
50 dozen Turkish Bath Towels, dooffcle tht-fead-1? yards
long, less than the cost of ifcaking, to-d.*y 6 for ^ ,
90c, or oach.-:.-.v-IOC.
70-inch Fine Linen Satia-Pinished. Damask- five
new patterns, 69c. value. for, yard.4VC?
, 6a-mch Satin-Finished Da mask, a 11 linen- extra __,
? "heavy quaiity, 50c. value, y.ard.-tJ.-37*iC.
Four Items. Four Bargains.
( 'Dom estics. f
32-inch Zephyr Ginghams,. [-,-.
last seasons patterns, yard.?JC?
Double-Fold Scotch Zephyr Ging?
hams, dainty stripes, checks, | **Jtr.
and plaids, iSc value, yard. * -?iC?
Yard-wids Percaies, full pieces, ?-*
Sea Island quaiity, yard. OC?
Trnptorted "Merceriz*rd Foutardiv
sraall. dainty patterns of col- ^ ?
ored^ponnds-joc. value, yard -??3C?
Dainty Linen Handkerchiefs.
25 and 50c. KM for 15c. .
ySomething Special.)
In the history of this store there has never been a
selling event where so much was given for the money
as this sale of Handkerohiefs offers. The bare facts
are sufficient?anything else would be superfluous,
Ladies' Sheer Linen Handkerchiefs, including hem
stitch, drawn-thread, lace-edge and inserting, and
hand-embroidered. This description doesnt convey
half an idea of what this offer really is. You must
'see the goods. No Handkerchief worth less than 25c;
some worth 50c.
Sale Price 15c. Each.
A Millinery Precaution.
(?aster's Comtntj.)
The season's styles are as firmily
set in the whirl of fashion as the
City Hall's foundation is imbedded
in the ground?the newest and best,
the extreme and otherwise, are all
at Meyer's. With the first rush of
the season well in hand we must
pass you a word of caution. On
the threshold of Eastertide it be
hooves us to say: "Placeyour or?
ders with us as early as vou can
convenienlly make a selection.
lyn Wood to South Afrlca at the head of f
a' new army. Gladstone proclairr.ed that j
England had done wrong when she rin- -
nexed the Republic, that the Boers.fight?
ing for their independenca had djne Just
what Englishmen would have done. u:d?r
the like conditions, and he declared that
moral lawa and national honor allke ecm.
.pelled England to atone for her wrons
doing, and that the mcral laws j) revalled
for nations as well as for indlvldual men.
It seems tb me that the time ls strange
Iy 111-sulted for a national monument to
Gladstone from the people who, as rep
resented by their government, are cozn
mltting such an outrage on hds memory
as that which ls typlfied In this South Af?
rican campalgn. One cannot help thlnk
Ing what Gladstone himself would have
felt. lf he were living. at such a reversal
of his policy, and how little he would b_
consoled by a'glimpse Into the fulure,
telling htm that the people who had so
soon forgotten his teachlng would never
theless be found willing to suhscrihe to?
ward a monument ln tfls honor.?Justln
McCarthy" in the Independent.
Queer Names of Ensllsh Soldiers.
The Eft-hth Hussars?the King's Royal
Irish?preserve the memory of the brave
deeds of the regiment by a peeuliar j
mode of wearing the sword-belt- In- J
stead of being worn about -the waist. lt j
is worn over the right shouider. This ls
in comniemoratlon of -the gallant con?
duet of the regiment at the battle of
Saragossa, when the belts of the Span?
ish eavalry were captured.' The nlck
name >of "Cross-belts". will always stick
to the regiment. , |
The officers* and staff sergeants of the ,
Welsh. Fusl'.iers are allowed to havo j
what ls csllled a flash on the .back of
tlie neckof the coat3. The regiment.
used to swear pig-talls till about the year .
1S07. and the supposltion is flhat, hav- i
Ing Tetalned them after other reglmemts i
had dlscarded them, they were allowed :
to retaih. the flash on the. coat-collar as 1
a mark of distinction^
* One regiment always wear white j
plumes in (their caps in memory of their j
gallantry at St. Lucla in 177S. The j
men' plucked thc white- feathers from
the'/hats of tlie. Frenchmen an__ put |
them In their own.
?The Rammi^gur Boys" is -the name
of the Focrteenth'Hussars. Which ln 1843 |
defeated the Slkh Army at Rammlggur.
'*? The "Buffs" enjoy the prfvllege of
morching through .London wiitlh droms
beatlng and . colors flylng.?____l-*"a
__??? '?
'?*""? Tho Con veHed I_a dy.
I was talklng to a .lady whom T was
sittlng, by at a-dlnjder party last week
and deploring the loss ol so many useful
British lives ln South Afrlca. She took,'
this eooi'y, for sbe said that Great Britain,
ls ovtr-popultittd. and that It.'can well
afford __ Uttio blood-lettlng. X pointed
outr howeveiv to her tbat there are about
a mlllion more women in Great Brftafn.
than ntn. and Xaa% co___au???t_r. *__?
?_*?*_**imB? *>uirb?i#*??
even greater after the war than lt al?
ready Is. The lady is unmarrieil herself.
and this view of the South Afriean
butchefs bill so struck her that by tho
time we arrived at the entrees she hait
her doubts as to the ipollcy of tho war;
at the sweets she was convlneecl that lt
was an immoral war, nnd t left her a
peace-at-any-price girl.?London Truth.
War Room* Auffmohiles.
The war has undoubtedly had the ef?
fect of promotlng the prosperity of the
motor-car manufacturers. It may not,
seem obvlous at nrst sight. but it is a
fact. Six months ago the motor-car aa.
applied for business purposes was not
being very seneraJ^y adopted, ,but since
the outbreak of hostilities in South
Africa the streets have become compara
tlv-elv thronged with "auto-vans." Tho
reason Is; the tremendous demand for
horse3 for the troops at the front. Tha
horses of the omnlbus companies, which
have been commandeered by the govern?
ment, have had to ibe replaced. Tha mo?
tor vehlcles are supplying the want. and
it ls satisfactory to know that they havo
been found much more economtcal.?.Lon?
don Court Journal.
-1??-?? '
Wnuclerffiil Cii*e ot Private OXcary.
The case of Private O'Leary. of tha
West Surrey Regiment. who arrived ln
the Nlle,. wa3 extraordlnary. On Decem?
ber 15th. he w'as shot ln the head,. thabul
Iet pehetratlng the braln and renderln*
him dumb'and blind. -while-later paraly
sis set hv o"n his left side. At Marltibarg'
Hospltai. i**nder the superlntendenca of
Sir "WUll^rn.* MacCormac. he was operated
on. the biiitet'being sueCessfully extracted
and'an ounce of tS'e braln anct severat
pieces. o-f -the;'.3kuU taken out 0*"f>ary
afterward regalned,-. speech -and wa3 abl?
to see, and'ta reg-Uhlng the use of hia
left legv- Sfr "WilUam" MacCormac termed
lt a" marvellous'''recovery.?London Dally;
"News.;*. -.'-.
? " "?-' ?
>ln OI?it Kalntnck, ;
The guesb?.h-fcthe?:'*"*Tanfc.ort* Hotalwer*
quietly reading their letters and paperr*
when the voice of the clerk rans out:
"Dodge t"
Instantly every ma? bobbsd down and
slld from his chair to the iloor.
"It'3 all right now. gendemen, an?
nounced the clerk a moment later; "jou
can get up- He's gone.""
As- they resumed th.lr seats th? ularlt
explalned: _""
"It waa Cunnet tBorem." ho aald, "Io?**-.
Inar tor a man- I wouldn't hav* gtton ttt?
general -warnlng note lf lt nadn't bean **?????
the fact that tb* Omnel io r? blamrt
crbaa-?yed that you never caw tatt ***??.-?%
way fce's g?tas to ahooC,*-<a?wttB?t
Plaln Deajen, '_._,, .
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