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THE MORNING TIMES, STJNDAY, MAY 16, 1897.
The Monetary Trust
20 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK.
WASHINGTON OFFICE, ,1421 F Street.
Scarcely more than one hundred men, in
tlic total of their dally transactions, are
now responsible for tlie superficial fluc
tuations of the New York security market.
Their manoeuvres on the surface create the
waves of the market. Some of them are
men whose resources have been exhausted
by a long period of stagnation In business.
Pome of them have been bjld men iu their
time. Nearly all of them are now without
much money or much courage. As a conse
quence, they are too feeble to btand up
against the moit unreasonable rumor. This
explnins the .superficial weakness of the
market in the face of every freak of imag
ination Under a very thin surface the
market is strong, imperturbable and un
yielding. Meanwhile the evils, which have
beset Wall street, and which have ex
perienced abnormal development duringthis
peilod of depression, are now being eradi
cated, and securities are also being ex
tricated from the influences of a miserable
business period. These conditions pre
sent the most substantial basis for the
renewal of Investments on the part of the
public Those investors who realize that
the absence of general buying has left se
curities at a lower range of quotations
than improving conditions justify, and who
make their purchases before the genaral
public becomes a buyer, will place them
selves in a position -wherein they will
become the direct recipients of a return
ing period of prospeiity. With the present
outlook in the Northwest territory, the
St. Paul and Northwest shares are selling
low to a point of absurdity. New York
Central is worth ten to liftcen dollars a
share more than present quotations, and
Manhattan presents a remarkable oppor
tunity lor investors to place their reliance
upon the growth of New York city. Let
that corporation adopt eleotiicity, and
banish cinders and smoke, and Its
open cars would become the Coney .Island
or the New York bummer, and the shares
will become an improving and reliable in
vestment, u favorite with all thoughtful
FRANCIS D. CARLEY,
The National Safe
Ofthe Districtof Columbia
CORNER 15TH ST.ANDI.'EW YORK AVE.
Chartered by special act or Congress.
Jan., 1807, and act of Oct., 1800, an.J
Capital, Ons Million Dollars.
The market looks as if an opportunity to
secure bargains was coming tills week.
1333 F Street N. W.,
Stocks, Grain and Cotton.
Call or send for our dally market letter.
Direct private wire to our main office, 31
and 33 Broadway, N. Y.
AMERICAN SECURITY ?.
AND TRUST CO.
Money to Loan.
This company has money to loan
on listed collateral securities at
lowest rate of Interest.
a J. BELL, President
SILSBY & COMPANY,
Commission Stoclc Brolcorj,
013 Fifteenth St, Thorns 505.
Correspondents of Robert Llndblom& Co.
T. J. Hodgen & Co.
Brokers and Dealers,
Stock, Cotton, Grain and Provisions,
Rooms 10 anl 11 Corcoran Bulllinj,
Corner 1 iih ami F streets, and G0 7th. st nw
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members of the New York Stook Ex.
change. 1419 if st.. Glover building.
Correspondents of Messrs. Moore it Schley,
Bankers and Healers in Government Bonds.
Deposits. Exchange. Loans.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all securi
ties listed on thu exchanges of New York,
Philadelphia. Boston and Baltimore bought
A specialty made of lnvcstmentsecurlllea.
District bonds and nil local Railroad, Gas,
insurance and Telephone Stock dealt In.
American Bell Telephone stock bought
tnd sold. mniH-tr
W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
BANKERS and BROKERS.
Mt-iubers NeT York Stock Etcaaii.ii
1427 F Street
Cot respondents ot
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The World of Business.
The problem for the speculators, to M)lve
with regard to the prospects next
week, is a more than usually difficult
one. The factors are almost impossible
of calculating. It will be n rank gamble
to put money in the market tomonow
morning, say, with anything except a
very good sized margin. It is qui te prob
able that the Idea which prevailed on
Friday and Thursday, that the President
was Immediately to show a strong friendli
ness for Culm, is a wrong one. This is
good news for Wall street. At the sume
time, there is uncertainty as to what Mr.
McKinley will recommend in his message,
if he sends one, or wliatcour.se the Senate
will take. There is also in the situation
the riddle of what the coal trouble will
amount to, there is the fact that gold
shipments continue, and there is the un
co tain ty about the tariff. On the other
hand, thebullsare suggesting thatthe pros
pect for tlie grain cairying roads are
fine, and that our trade returns for Aptll
are very encouraging. Tlie effect of all
those complicated and conflicting factors, is
naturally to (stifle activity iu the. stock
market The balance seems to be on the
side of the bears. It is probable that
speculation will have a downward ten
dency. Unceitainty is always bear news.
The total shipments of gold for the -week
amount toabout $3,000,000. Itis probable
that they will continue, as import's are
still large, the returns at New York for
the week footing up $12,000,000, as
against SS.000,000 lastyear. At the same
time the returns for April show an excess
in value exported of $23,500,000, or an
increase oer April of last year of $36,
000,000, wlille for ten months the bal
ance in favor of tho United Slates attains
the imposing sum of $299,000,000, a gain
of $210,000,000 as compared with last
The prospects in this coal investigation
are uncertain Officers of the companies
are said not to attacli much importance to
the proceeding. They say there is no coal
combination within the meaning of the
statute, nrd that investigation will con
firm this statement. The companies arc
snid to have no machineryof any kindfor
operating a trust. Nevertheless Wall street
is in considerable doubt as to the complica
tions and annoyances which may grow
out of the investigation, and it is quite
probable that buyersof coal may temporar
ily withhold ttieir orders in tlie hope that
tlie movement may effect some distuib
ancc in the practical relations of the min
ing and carryiiiK operations; also the possi
bility is spoken of that this step may bo
tlie forerunner of official attacks upon the
other trusts. The coal stocks, notably Jer
bey Central, are likely to feel the effects
of this troublesome condition of the at
mosphere. Wall street's opinions upon the question
of ttiis country's attitude toward Cuba are
Interesting. Tcwn Topics says:
"Those that ae baakmg upan very terious
trouble between the United States and
Cuba will, as tlie next few days will demon
strate, be found to be reckoning without
Mr. F. 1. Carley, of the Monetary Trust,
"Remember that the operatois In the
superficial movements of the market have
lost so much money that they are short now
of both money and courage. They take
alarm at every distant bhadow. Today
they are putting out short contracts lie
cause the United States Senate is going to
war on Monday. We think the market
has struck its lowest point or will r-ach
Its lowest point before 12 o'clock on
Ladenberg & Thalmann are of abojt
thib opinion, except that they atrach 'atlier
more importance to the unrest consequent
to the uncertainty of the situation.
The Union Pacific statement for the
month of March shows that the gross
earnings increased $133,000, and that
the net increase was a little over $S0.0G0.
Northern Pacific for the first week of
May shows an increase of $30,000 in the
Sugar was almost the only sto-k on
the list: whicli did not go down yester
day. One may not predict with any de
gree of certainty what will be its move
ment during the coming week. It is said
that a number of certificates of 6'igir
stock in the name of insiders have been
delivered in the street. Robert Lindblom,
Mr. Silsby's correspondent, is of theopiiion
that the Wheat market Is a buy for a
The statement of the foreign trade of the
United States issued yesterday by the
Treasury Department shows that the im
ports of merchandise for April leached
the total of $101,305,131. Although Die
exports for the month were fairly isrge,
being over $0,000,000 larger than during
tlie same month of last year, the net le
sult is an excess of Imports over exports
of $23,579,431, as against an excess of
imports last year of nearly $12 ROO.OOO.
It is, of courbe, well understood that the
extraordinary showing for last month was
due almost entirely to the present tariff
discussion in Congress, and the possibility
that the new revenue measure might e
made retroactive. The returns of the New
York custom house for tlie week would teem
to indicate thatthe abnormal import move
ment hadculminatedfor the valueofforugn
products received this week was $0,323,
325 less than laeL week. Expressed in
other terms, the falling off was more than
It is also interesting to note that the
exports for the week were $1,540,2GG
larger than for the previous week. It
is possible that these two changes fore
shadow another radical change in the
foreign trade movement of the country.
Tnc weekly statement of averages of the
associated banks shows that, in spite of the
withdrawal of over $2,750,000 of legal
tenders to obtain gold for export, the
banks have gained, chiefly in specie, $837,
000. This means that something over
three and a half millions in lawful money
have been received from the interior.
On the stock exchange, us throughout
the previous part of the week, the deal
ings were light, and in the main the result
of professional ventures. It is now plain
that the tliuels near at hand when both the
Administration and Congress are likely to
take definite action regarding the condi
tion of affairs in Cuba, and this has over
shadowed all other considerations. As
the possibility of foreign complications has
Invariably depressed the stock market
heretofore, it is entirely natural for specu
lative holders to reduce their lines, and for
operators for short account to increase
them in a situation like the present one.
This accounts for lower prices on the stock
exchange today and in the main for the net
results of the week.
Outsirle of Wall street, business is still
held in check by the tariff debate, and the
possibility that it may be continued well
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may be described in brief as a waiting one,
with mediocre professional traders virtually
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WuHliitijjtoti Stock lixetanntre.
Sales -Traders' National Bank, 17 at 95;
Columbia Railroad, 1 0 at 54; U 8 Electric
Light, 1 0 at 91 1-2; Lanstou Monotype, 50
at G 1-2,
IT. R.l's. ft 100-Q J UOX
U. S. 4's, C. 1007 Q, J 112
U. a H's. 19-'5 122&
U. S. 6's. IMM Q, F H2
DISTJtICT OP COLUMBIA IIONDS.
5s 1S0D 10-jcar Fumliiie" 103
fa 100.! 'tO.je.ir Funding" gold ... 112
7s 1001, "Water Stock" currency.. 113
4 a VJ$, ater Stock" currency.
"Funding" currency 3.G5's
Mot. It R ."a. 19.25 ,
Met. R RCouv. Cs
Mer. U K Cert, of li.Co ueiliiusa .,
Ik-It K R Cs. IK21
EcUinctou II Ri.'s
Columbia K Kit's. I9U ,
Wusli Gas Uol Ser A. (Ta. 1W.'-U17..
ash Gas Co. Her H.O's. HOI-'.'O...
Chcsnml PotXol 5's. lSy.UOSI ,
Am Sec fc Tr 5's. !' and A. 1003....
Am Sec Jfc Tr o's. A and O. 1UU5....
Wash .Market Co lstlTs. I90.MU11.
S7.0&0 1 tithed annually.
WikIi Market Co imp (j'b. 12-:
Wash .Market Co ext'n l?s. lU-'2r.,
Masonic Halt Association o'd. l'JOii
Wash Lt luf lsto's, 1901
NATIONAL UASK STOCKS.
Hank of Washington
Rank of Republic
Farmers' and Mechanics'
SAKK DlIl'OSIT AND TItUar COMl'ANIKS.
Nat. sale Deposit and Trust 115
Wash. Loan and Trust I10
Amer.beeurity andTrust....: .... US
Wash. Sale Deposit 02
Capital Tractiou Co , IIH
Georgetown Gas ,
U.S. liltctric Light
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Real Lstato Title
Chesapeake and Potomac.
American Urapuophone, pfd
Pneumatic liun Carriugu
Meigentbaler Liuotypo (uewj....
Lan&tou .Monotype .- ,
Great Falls Ico
Nor. and ash. Steamboat.......
Chicago, May 15. The wheat decline
'started here Friday and continued unlay.
Prices loat another cent, but closed with
pome rally. Lastpnces were 1- Ja2-8cunder
last night. The bulls had the better of the
uews, buthhortswerc in aselllng mood, and
there was more or less liquidation. It de
veloped that Friday's easli business had
been larger than imagined, about 300,000
bushels and today's cash sales exceeded
200,000 bushels. Tue presumption is that
most of this goes to New York, as a very
large share ot the entire business was No.
1 northern, which will fill contracts. Liver
pool did not follow our Friday decllnj.
Paris, on theother hand, was weak. Arg"n
tlna shipped nothing for the week. The
liberal clearances yesterday kept the May
premium down to 4 cents. Clearances were
108,000 bushels, buttherewasnbetteru.tal
for the week. It looks as if today's selling
had been for short account. Holders expect
some help from the statistics Monday a
good sized decrease in the visible at any
rate, at Hast 1,500 bushels. Every one
will be on the alert for the Liverpool open
ing. Our course will depend a good deal on
Cliicngo Grain unci Krovision Marker,
Corrected dally by W. B. Hibba & Co.,
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
N- T- Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
Open. High. Low. CI03.
Julr. 7.1 73 72X-X 72Jf
Sept...- Y 0i 67?i Ca
July 2-'tf X "Vi XK
Sept. 26 "X 2 26,",'
July. 18? 18 18 IS!
Sept 18 '8 IS Ib-V
July S 60 s.60 b.40 S 45
Sept. 3.f6 S.C5 8.51 8.c0
July. 3.95 3.93 a7 3.87
.Sent. 4.C2 4.02 3.97 3.97 .
Julv 4-63 1.05 t.55 4.55
Sept. I.S7 4.67 4.00 4.60
Jev "STorlt Cotton Market.
Open. Hi-rli. Low. Clot
Juno 7.45 7.45 7.43 7.(3
July 7.43 7.48 7.44 78
August 7.35 7.31 7.35 7.Co
September 7.05 7.00 7.03 7.01
New York Stock Mnrlcet.
Corrected daily by "W. B. Hlbbs & Co ,
Bankers and Brokers, members of the N.
Y. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street
On. Hieh. Low.Clos.
American Bnirlte. pfd...
m. Sugar Refinery.....
American Sugar, pfd...
Atchison. Top. A S. F
Anierican Cnttnn Oil. ..
I12', M2JJ 112,' 11255
Baltimore fc Ohio IP 11 11 Y l'.K
Bay State uai
Chesapeake A Ohio
C..C. C, fcSt. L
Chicago. Bur. & Quincy.
Chicago tfc Northw'n....
r.. M.anil St. P.
',M. A St. Paul. pfd...
0.. R. Land P
16 10V 16 io"
"23i 27T 27 27T,
7' 73 72.V 72?i
101 IN'-; 10J (K
W SIX 78 79 .
75 73 72J 72?
f8 IS i2 .2
1C0 ICO 159 15'J
US US HR US
Del. Lac. A West.
Delaware fe Hudson.... 101"Vj I04& 104 104
Denv. fc R. Grande.pfd
General Electric 31 81 31
Louisville A Nashville.
Met. Traction ,
M.. K. AT. pfd
National Lead Co.
National Lead Co... pfa
New Jersey Central...,
New York Central
Northern Paclttc prd...
13 43JI 43 41i
104 10j;,' 104 104
to 65 S4 SH
75 77 75 75;i
SS 86 115 367,'
Ontario A Western
Pacific Mail 27H 27
Phita. A Reading. 18 18
Philadelphia Traction ,
Southern Rallway.pfd... 25
'lean. Coal A Iron 19Vi
Union Pacitio 8
U. H. Leather pfd 58k
Wabash pfd 12
WUeelinjc A L. trie
25 25 2
W. AL.lt ptu
WeatDnUnToI.'Co 71 7 76 79"
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The Senate Committee Resnmes
SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS
Public Printer rainier Gives Testi
mony and Hxta-eses IIIh Opinion.
Una .Greater Power Tlmn Ho
Thought Mr. Procter HxylnJns
Methods of the Commission.
The investigation Into the working and
administration of the civil bervlce reform
law was resumed yesterday by the Senate
The first witness was George A. Howard,
sixth auditor of the Treasury, who had
been criticised at the last session by Mr.
William W. Hill, who attacked the so
called "spy'' system. Mr. Hill stated
to the committee that Auditor Howard
refused to allow the accounts ofthebespies
until after he had been permitted to name
several of thehe :pcclal agents.
In replying to this statement, Mr. How
ard said that he did, at the solicitation of
tho department, suggest the names of
three men who were employed, atfirst.m
Tennessee, lt was, however, after their
selection, and after the number of these
secret agents had bo largely inci cased that
Mr Howard, according to his testimony
yesterday, held up their accouutand called
upon tlie solicitor of the Treasury for an
Ln'.cr on the expense accounts of these
agents assumed unusual proportions, and
Auditor Howard refused to allow more than
$4 a day. Tlie First Assistant Postmaster
General then appealed to tlie Comptroller
of the Treasury, who overruled the Auditor,
staling that it was entirely within the prov
ince of the Postmaster General to employ
these men nnd fix their compensation.
In reply to a question by President Proc
tfr.of thecommissioa.'Auditor Ho ward said
he hail been in the Government service six
teen years. He had had some experience
with the civil service and esteemed very
highly tlie character or-persons certified
for places by the Civil Service Commission.
They were an improvement over the old
class of clerks. At the conclusion of his
testimony Auditor Howard submitted the
"The present Auditor for th'j Postofficc
Department assumed the duties of the
office April 10, 1894. This orf ice was at
that time greatly In arrears In the busi
ness of its money order-branch, and, as is
well known, had occasioned much corre
spondence and alsodiftwntent with the
many thousands of late postmasters
throughout tlie country who desired a
final settlement of'thei) accounts. The
present administration ogtlie Treasury has
given this office fairianuLjust recognition,
but it is a matterfhlstory that it had
borne for years he "sobriquet ottthe
"Botany Bay" of the Treasury Depart
ment, and was the dumping ground for the
dissipated and objectionable material In
that great depaitment.
"It was' therefore, necessary to weed
out and discipline this material. The
present condition o7,th( office evidences
that much has been accomplished inl-thts
direction for thu betterment of theeer
vice. The office is In good condition,
with the work current. 'The succesMir of
thu present Auditor will find a well-disciplined
force, with the Work up to date.
"Six of its j-even divisions will compare
favorably, and are up to the standard of
the best divisions of any of the great de
partments of the Government. There ar
however, a number of employes in this
office who are incapacitated from age,
and a smaller numt-er who, from want of
ability or from lack of interest in their
duties, should be dropped from its roll.
A majority of the employes are Republi
cans, and the larger amount of pay is
received by Republicans, notwithstanding
that this statement includes the auditor,
deputy auditor, nnd others who are within
the excepted class of the civil service
"There are 38 officials and employes
in this office, including the auditor hnd
deputy, who arc not subject to civil rer
vice examination, of whom 25 are Demo
crats and 1H Republicans; 24 arc white
und 14 colored; 25 are miles and 13 fe
males. There are 449 clerks and messen
gers subject to civil service examination.
This includes the chief clerk, the disburs
ing clerk nnd seven chiefs of division.
Of these, 101 are Democrats, and 258
Republicans; 424 are white and 25 aie
colored; 314 are males and 135 are fe
males. "Reduced, the percentages of office
holders are as follows: Democrats, 44 per
cent; Republicans, 58; white, 92: colored,
8; males, 70; females, 30.
"The totid amount of salary paid Demo
crats is $257,480, and Republicans, S308,
5G0." The totid number of employes, divided
ac'-ording to positions occupied and the
politics of the occupants, is shown to be
Deputy auditor 1
Chief clerk 1
Disbursing clerk 1
Chiefs of division 7
Class 4 '. !
Class C .
ClassB - j 2
Assistant messengers '.-.:v
Male laborers 3..a7..
Female laborers ...A.Vi. 3
Charwomen r.r .j. I
Totals S.I'.. 21G
John B. Browlejvi)emocrat, was Sixtli
Auditor from April'' 19; 1893, to April
15, 1S94, and the inc'umhent, Gcorgtj A.
Uoward from April J.6 to the present
time. During this period- of four years of
Democratic administration of the office
total changes in the office were as follows:
(-jsHep. Dem. Total.
Transferred . . .
. 80 151 231
r60 18 78
r 48 26 74
. 30 17 47
114 289 403
. 89 17 106
.15 3 18
Eighty-four employes now on the rolls
ot this office report themselves as cx
soldlcrs or sailors of the United States
Army nnd Navy. This number is 24 per
cent of the entire male "force of this'office.
The following chnnges have been made
anions this class of employes, from March
4, 1893, to March 4, 1897: Appointed, 18;
promoted, 19; removed, 21; resigned, 10;
reduced, 23; transferred, 13; died, 1.
rublic Printer sPalmer appeared before
the committee and repeated much of what
he bad said inhis letter, heretofore pub
lished In The Times. He proposed, if left
to his discretion, to substitute the old
system in bis office. He had not teen
there long enough to ascertain all the facts,
but he believed the force was a reasonably
good one- There was-1 nothing in, the civil
Eerrlce, that preventing his weeding out
poor men. It was in! the matter of ap-
I polutment that the civil service had fall
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Tlie lules of the civil service as applied
to a great manufacturing establishment
like the Government Printing Office were
cuiiibertotne and complicated. Mr. Palmer
stated that it was his belief that his own
pertonal observation fitted him to lcaru
the qualification and eff iciencj of the em
ployes much betterthan any board in charge
of a technical examination and which proI
ably knew little about tlie business. The
perio.l or probation required was an obstruc
tion in the office. Competent men who had
been in the office wiieii he was theie be
fore had been discharged. He knew these
men to be the very best that could be se
cured for their particular branches of the
business, and yet he was confident these
men could not puss tiie examinations to
which they were subjected by the Civil
Senator Lodge wanted to know if thefce
men were to efficient why it was that Mr.
Benedict, also a practical printer, had re
moved them, to which Mr. Palmer replied
thac he could not tell the working of the
mind of his predecessor.
Mr. Patmer said these men had Keured
employment elsewhere, which was a guar
antee of their efficiency.
"If that is the ca-e," asked Senator
Lodge, "Mr. Benedict probably knew of
tiieir efficiency, so that their discharge
must have been for reasons other than a
want of efficiency. Is not that, then, a
"1'es; that is an inference one may
properly draw," replied Mr. Palmer.
if they were good men, they were
probably turned out, then, for poiiti-al
"Very likely," Tcplied Mr. Palmer, lacon
ically. "And it is your idea that we should
rrtura to such a system?" asked Mr.
Lodge, who had artfully laid thu ground
work of this question.
Mr. Palmer met It firmly, however, by
saying: "I shold certainly do so if I had
"And that, you think, would be an ad
vantage?'' "It undoubtedly would be in the Gov
ernment Printing Office. While it is true
there is politics iu it, still, politics is only
an incident. Tlie old system gave the head
of the printing office a wide range from
which to select his men, and the results
wre much better than under the present
cumbersome method of securing employes."
Mr. Lodge asked Mr. Palmer if he
thought it Impossible to secure good
men through tiie present system of ex
aminations. "My judgment is that it limits me too
much," replied Mr. Palmer. "I have no
prejudice against the system. "What 1
want is results. Some of the best n;ea.
as I have said, were discharged under
the old system, and I cannot get them
back by any examination. The best men,
mechanics, for instance, may be thoe
who cannot pass examinations in arith
metic, geography, and the like My idea
is that no such examination can "ecure
for me such, good men as a practical
test of hours, or weeks, or mouths, will
At this point President Procter, tt
the commission, made a statement, as
"The examination in the Printing Office
is gotten up by a commission of skilhd
employes In the office itself, under the
supervision of the commission. Three men
passed examinations in the Printing Of
fice recently and secured high gradts
who could not sign their names. The
board of examiners at the Printing Office
can use any sort of examination it thinks
Mr. Printer admitted that helpers were
required to bo examined and Mr. Palmer
retorted that such men -were simply un
skilled laborers who required as a condi
tion precedent for good work only muscle.
"Yes," replied Mr. Procter, "but the
examination If a verysimpleone "
Mr. Lodge What is the attitude of tlie
trades unions with regaid to the examina
tions? Mr. Procter Most favorable. Thy
brought it atont. It was at the instance
of the typographical and 6ther unions that
we agieed to classify the people in the
Printing Office. I understand thar typo
graphical unions throughout the country
n.-e in favor of the application of the civil
Mr. Palmer insisted that the cashier, who
handled large sums of money, should lie in
the excepted class. He wanted a man of
his own choice appointed.
Senator Elkins called attention to the dif
ference between the clerical and laboring
forces in the matter of time of service. Tin
emphasized the point that clerks should be
required to work eight hours a day and, a-s
tlie resuP of calculation, endeavored toshow
that 5,000 days' labor arclnstto the Gov
ernment in a six and one-half-hour day in
the departments He merely referred to this
sub iect today, intending to call it. up again
before the investigation is concluded.
After extended discussion the members
of the committee came to the conclusion,
at Mr. Procter's suggestion, that the Pub
lic Printer had the authority under the
present law, if he so desired, to rearrange
the lists of skilled labor, omitting stable
men, the woman in charge of charwomen,
assistant doorkeeper, messengers, wagon
masters, wagon messengers, watchnen,
helpers, and others. This pleased Mr.
Taller, as hehadbeeaundertheimpr-ission
that he did notjjossess such Authority
Senator Lodge asked Mr. Palmer if he
had examined the whole system thoroughly.
Mr. Palmer had not. He stated that the
powers he had under the present law were
larger than he had supposed. He still
believed that certain modifications shon'd
be made, but was perfectly willing to give
I tho system a fair trial
MONEY WANTED AND TO LOAN.
H.K. FULTON'S loan office, 1218 Pa. ave.
nw., money loaned on watches, diamohda,
Jewelry, Bllver ware, eta apl6-6m
LOANS MADB ON AI'PiCovEi) COLLAT
erai, such as life policies, stocks, bonds,
building association shares, syndicate cer
tificates, eta No delay. YEKKES &
HAKb'lt, iiiq y st. Ta ke elevator. tf
MONEY TO LOAN-From 55 to 550, to
reliable parties: no collateral required.
lioom S. Central Bldg, 9th and Pa. ave.
LOA.NS MADE ON FUllSirVitJ,
Loans made- on .Furniture. Pianos, Horses.
Wagons, etc.. ut lowest rates and quickest
possible time. Strictly confidential. Plenee
call berore securing loans elsewhere.
WASHINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN CO..
tflO f street nortnweat. ,
J MONEY; to LOAN 51. 000 upward, at 5
anu o 1-2: per cenc, on u. u. rem wwk.
S2CO, SsoOO, etc., at per cent; all
transaction conducted with economical
consideration for borrowera.
WILLI M II. BAUNDKRS & CO..
aplO-tf 1407 y st. nw.
LOANS ON HKAL ESTATE.
6 and G Per Cent.
ep20-lmo GASCH BROS. 1 307 F st.nw.
.U.m-.1 IU LOAft.
On household furniture, pianos, organs',
horses, carriages, &o. All business strlct
iv confidential. Lowest rates, no pubne
.y. courteous treatment. The security
will not be removed from your possession.
Wo make loans or any amount, from 10 j
$1,000. Payments on principal received
at any time, which will lessen cost of car
rying the loan. You can have the money
tne uay you upplyfor It, ....
CAl'llAL LUAA UUAUA-Nl'JSKCO.,
Ja2-lyr 602 F Street N- W
MONEY TO'-LOAN at B and O percent;
security, real estate lu District of Co
'nmbla; no delay beyond an inspection pf
property and examination of title. WAL
TER H. ACKER. 701 14th St. nw. mh2a-tf
Should be read dally", as' changes may
occur at any time.
FOREIGN MAILS for the week ending
May VZ, laUT, close promptly at thisofrice
'j. ruiibntmntic Jiuilw.
MONDAY lb ) At U.U0 p. m., for Europe,
per s s. Saale," from New York, via
Plymouth and Bremen. Letters for 11 eland
must be directed "Per Saale."
'lUiUiOA" io At aj. n..,ror Europe,
per s. s. Pans, from New York, viavSouth
umpion. Letters for lieland must be il
lected "per Paiis." (o At 10;05 p. in.,
for Europe, per s. s. Teutonic, Horn New
York, via Queenstown. c At 10:53 p. in ,
for Belgium direct, per s. s. Friesiaud,
from New York, via Antwerp. Letters
must be directed "Per Friesland."
FRIDAY IbJ AtT-op. 111., 1 or France,
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Tur
key, fagypt, and British India, per s. s- La
Chaiunague. rrorn JNcw York, via Havre.
Letters ror other parts of Europe must be
directed "Per La Champagne."' lb) At
7:') p. 111., ror Europe, pjr s. s. Campania,
from .New York, via Queenstown. setters
ror France, Swiuerlanu. Italy, Spain, Por
tugal, Turkey, Egypt, and Brilii-h India
must be directed "Per Campania." tc) At
lu:KJp. m..roriethcrland3direcS, pers 9.
Maasdam, rrorn .New York, via Rotterdam.
Letters must be directed "Per Maasdam."
(c) At 10:55 p. in. ror Genoa, per s. s.
Werra, rrorn New lork. Letters must be
directed "Per Werra." (c) At 10:55 p. 111.
for Scotland direct, rer s. s. Ethiopia,
from New York via Glasgow. Letters must
be directed "Per Ethiopia." (O At 10:55
p. m. ror Norway direct, per s. s. Hekla,
from New York. Letters must be directed
'Printed matter, etc , German steamers
sailing rrorn New York on Tuesdays take
printed matter, etc., ror Germany and
specially atfTuer-sed printed matter, etc..
Tor other ports of Europe.
The American and W mte Star steamers
sailing on Wednesdays, the German steam
ers sailing on Thursdays, and the Cunard.
French and German steamers sailing on
Saturdays, take printed matter, etc., ror
all countries Tor which they are advertised
to carry mud.
.Mull, for soutn and central Amer
ica, est indies, etc.
MONDAY-(hi At G:1'0 a. in., for La
Plata countries direct, per s. s. Merida,
from New York, (a) At a:0 p. m. for
Jamaica, per steamer from Boston, (c) At
10:05 p. 111. for Belize, Puerto Cortez and
Guatemala, per steamer from New Orleans,
(c) At 10.53 p. m. for St. Domingo and
Turks Island, per s. s. Cherokee, from
tGLouaY (d) At 0:23 a. m., for Bar
bados dnect and north Biazil, via Para
and .Manaos, per s. s. Fluinlnence, from
New York, (ci At 1U:05 p. m.,ror Cota
Rica, per steamer from New Orleans, (ci
At 1U:35 p. in., ror Nassau, N. P., per s. s.
Antilia, riom New York. Letteis must
be directed "Per Antilia."
WEDNESDAY (c) At 10.55 p. m.. for
Port Antonio, per steamer rrom Philadel
phia. Ic) At 10:55 p. m., for Bermuda,
pei s-.b. Otiiico,irim ..ew lork. (c At lu u
p. in., for Brazil and La Plata countries,
per s. s. 'Coleridge, from New York, via
l'ernambuco, Balua and Rio Janeiro, Let
ters for North Brazil must be directed
"Per Coleridge." ic) At 10:55 p. m., ror
Progresso, per s. s. Santo Dumiugo, irom
New York. Letters ror other parts or Mex
ico must be directed"lJer Santo Domingo."
(c) At 10-55 p. m., ror Central America
texcept Costa Kica and South Pacilic
ports), per s. s. Advance, from New York,
via Colon. Letters ror Guatemala must be
directed "Per Advance." tc) At 10:55
p. m.. for Nassau, N. P., and Santiago de
v-ud.1. ner s . aifiicia. tiom "Sew Yoik.
THURSDAY (c) At 10.35 p. m. for
Fortune Island, Poit Au Prince, Jamaica,
Savanilla and Carthagena, per s. s, Alene,
from .New York. Letters lor Costa Rica
must be directed "Per Alene."
FRIDAY (C) At 10.53 p. m. for St.
Thomas, St. Croix, Leeward and Wind-
Windward Islands, per s.s. Madiana, from
rew lork. Letters ror Grenada. Tnnidad,
and Tobago must be directed "Per Madi-
ana." (c) At 10:55 p. m. for Fortune
island. Jeremie, Jacmel and Aux-Cayes,
per s. s. Alps, from Aew York, (c) At
10:oo p. nu for Campeche, Chiapas. Ta-
rauca." (c) At 10:35 n. m. for Brazil.
per s. s. Dalecarlia, from New York, via
l'ernambuco and Santos. Letters for North
Brazil must be dnected "Per Dalecarlia."
SATURDAY (d) At 12:05 p. m. for St.
I'ierre-Miqueion, per steamer rrom orth
Mails Tor Newfoundland, by rail to Hal
ifax and tiience ia steamer, cloe here
dail v except sunuav at 12:05 p. m. and on
Sunday only at H:35 a. in. (d)
Mails ror Mlquelon, by rail to Boston and
thence Ma steamer, close here daily at
3:20 p. m. (a)
Mails ror Cuba (execptthose for Santiago
de Cuba, which will be forwarded via New
York up to and including the 10:55 p. m.,
cluse Wednesday), clove here daily at 3
p. in. for forwarding via steamer sailing
Monday and Thursday from Port Tampa,
Mahs for Mexico, overland (except tiicse
for Campeche, Chiapas. Tabasco and
Yucatan, which will beTorwarded via New
York after the Wednesday overland, dose
up to and including tho 10:55 p. m., close
e'riday), close here daily at 7:10 a. m.(d)
Malls for Australia (except those for West
Australia, which are rorwarded via Eu
rope', XS'ew Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji and
Samoan islands, per s. s. Alameda, from
San Francisco, close here daily up to
0:30 p. 111., May 22.(d)
Mails for China, Japan and Hawaii, per
s. s- Beigic, rrom San Francisco, clgso
here datly up to G:30 p. m., May 23.(d)
Malls for China and Japan, specially ad-dresj-ed
only, per s. s. Empress of Japan,
rrom Vancouver, close here daily up to
0:30 p, in., May 24.(d)
Mails for the Society Islands, per ship
Galilee, from San Francisco, close here
daily up to 0:30 p. m., May 25.(d)
Malls for Australia (except West Au.c
Yalta). Hawaii and Fill Islands ispecially
addressed only), per s. . Aorangi, from
Vancouver, close here dallv after May 22,
up to 0:30 p. m. June l.(d)
Malls for China and Japan, per s. s.
Pathan, from Tacoma. close here daily up
to G:30 p. m., June G.(d)
Mails for Hawaii, per s. s. Australia,
from San Francisco, close here dally up to
G:30 p. m., June 9.(d)
nnoiAOcnv ...tl.i,S are forwarded
to the port of sailing daily, and the
schedule or closing is arranged on the
presumption or their uninterrupted over
(a) Registered mail clcsss at 10
(b) Registered mall closes at 1
(c) Registered mall closes at 6
(d) Registered mail closes at G
(e) Registered mail closes at 1
Tuesdajs and Saturdays.
(h) Registered maH'closes at G
JAMES 1. WILLETT, Postmaster.
SLIGHTLY worn, rfrsTcTass' Vuiior-iiiadn
clothing at hair price: better than some
new one-.; ful'-flrcs" suits, to hire, only 51.
J. COHEN, 1101 7th st. nw.
AT THE Business Office or The Times
you will rind Window Cards or ull de
scriptions "Table BoarJ." "Furnished or
Unfurnished Rooms, ""Unfurnishedltooms,"
"Furnished Rooms, Witji or Without
Board," "Furnished Rooms, With Board."
"Furnished Rooms." Five cents is the
price of eacu card. apvi-tt
DT.r DUNCANS ON BROS., Auction
SLRVIVINQ TRUSTEE'S SALE
WINDOW BRICK HOUSE. CO
ING SEVEN nnnf N'TiifRERE
TENTH 8TRMRT MIRTHKAHT.
liy virtue of a deed of trust duly recorded
in Liber No. 170U, at folio 290 et acq.,
one of the land records or the District or
Columbia, we will sell, in rront of tba
premises, on FRIDAY, THE 21ST DAZ
OF MAY, A. D. 1SB7, AT 5 O'CLOCK P.
M.. the foUowing-descubed real estate, sit
uate in the city or Washington. D. C. to
wit: All thac certain piece or parcel of
,?.a.u ana P'emise. known a lot sixty-three
UJ), in Charles A. Shields' subdivision of
Juo-r1!1 Sfiuarenine hundred and thirty-seven.
ix? V'.,as oer I)Iat recorded in Liber No
li?, folio 141, of the records or the sur
veyor a office or the District of Colurn-Si-
V. 8.u,Ject, however, to a rignt of way
over the rear three reel or said lot for
ii",?' Iu.ru.oscs. together with all and sin
gular tne Improvements, ways, easements,
rights and privileges to Hie same belong
ing or la any wise appertaining.
.terms of sale Oae-tniru ca.,11. balance la
onenndtwo years at 6 per centperannum,
interest payable sml-annuahy, secured by
a deed of trust on the property sold, or
all cash, at trie option of Sue purchaser.
A depositor 5200 required at time of sale.
Conveyancing, etc., at purcbater's Cost,
terms of sale to be complied with in fif
teen days from date orsale, otherwise the
trustee reserves tne right to re,ell at the
risk and cost or the defaulting purchaser
arter rive days' advertisement of such la
sale in some newspaper published in Wash
ington. D. C. JOSEPH R. JOHNSON.
myl2-d&ds Surviving "Trustee
31 1 SCRT..L A X KOTTS
KING HUMBERT, of Italv, carries seven
and a hair millions life insurance; wise
men always make wise Inve.-tments; had
you not better run in line; It only costs 51.05
per month for 51,000 insurance, in a
good, old-line company; no assessments; no
charge ror examination; no collectors; stop
lu and talk the matter over, or send re
quest, and an ugenc will call aad explain
tnoroughlr. liberal contracts to good agents
EASTERN MUTUAL LIFE, Chas. E. Shoe
maker, Manager, 1303 F st nw
TO INVENTORS, expert mechanics; mod
erate prices; repairing bicycles FAR
ROW ARMS CO., 315 13th st, nw. my!0-3t
ONE-HALF SPRING CHICKEN with 25o
meal toduy, at BRICKER'S, 409 10th
51,400 clerk, Interior Department, would
trade with 51,400 or 51,200 clerk in
another department; confidential. Ad
dress INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, this of
1,000WHITJJ ENVELOPES pnntafsi.ZoT
L.UW-PR1CK FR1NT1NU CO., U31 F St.
WAISTS cut by S. T. Taylor svstem, 80a
Lesj-ons given in this system. Repair
ing done. Main bell, 505 Mass. ave. nw.
PIANO TUNING, 51-50; expeit repalrine;
urop postal. JAB. R. DUKti 1 , 3U6 12th
6-. &c. rnyl4-36
TRUCKS REPAIRED If you have a trunk
that need "rixlug up, mall nostal and
We will call ror lt; rirst-class wort and
reasonable prices. TRUNK FACTORY, 723
il ui!!LIlw: myl3-3t-em
OFFICE COATS from 25c. upward at 1903
Pa. ave. nw , J. W. SELPY. my 13-00
IF WE GAVE AWAY GOLD DOLLARS,
we'd hardly be busier than we are paper
ing rooms: the rinest work, rich, stylish
paper, and wonderrully low prices teep
us busy. Prices start at 52. F. G.NOLTE,
Bio nth st. 11 w . no branch. niyl2-tf
MAY S Furniture Stores. 2100 14th and
1429 ! st. nw.
EXPERT upnolsterers. Mattress making
and mattresses for all; remake with new
best tick. i-4.5o: cleaning olu tick cud hair
and remaking, 53.
OUR new ieersible mattress, with best
tick, S3.50; cannot be equaled elsewbera
ror 57 Chairs caned from 60c; perfor
ated seats, 25a
FUR.MTURL repaired and upholstered.
Removing ami paijclug for anipment care
lRLito-a expressed promptly on shortest
CARPETS cleaned by our process, ro-
i'u U im laxen up.
FURS and rugs
rugs stored in specially pro-
PRILLS are moderate and work equal to
the be3t. my7-tf
CUTTINGS, fittings, dresses or lininsa
any kind of mlsrits corrected at tadV
residence: 25 cents per hour. Write, Mlffi.
PRATI, 1204 E st. nw. my 10-76
FURNITURE moved; largest 2-horse load,
52.50; 1-horse loads, $i 25; pianos, $2;
furniture packed and shipped; experienced
men only COLUMBIA TRANS tER CO.,
323 4 1-2 st, nw. Phone 1960.
with privilege qt
purchase: reduced rates: most all stani
ard makes; condition guaranteed; delii
ery free NEWMAN' &. SON. 611 7th Jfc
PRINTIKG-lt0OO Business Cards, 65
cents. W. B. DAWSON, S07 IHn st. nw.
PlUrJTING Business cards 7&a per 1,000;
other printing equally as chep; nis-gar
clues bound ror 50c; miscellaneous books
re-bound: paper ruling, etu. u. ti. WIL
LIAMS. t15 7th st. nw. 'e6-tr.ea
telegraphic medium, scientific palmist, and
cara reader, tells your full name, re
veals your past, describes the present and
foretells your future life; also tells about
business deals, law suits, love affairs,
famllv troubles, reunites the seuaratMl.
j brings quarrels all right, removes spells.
causes marriages, ana gtves good luck,
etc; always at borne, 925 II st. nw.; fee
-c, 50c , 1.; satisfaction guarantee
! or no charge. myl6-lmo
' GYPSY QUEEN Fortune teller; ladies,
. 50c; gentlemen, 51; (no sign ). Removed
to 1212 H st nw. mviB-7t
days. Address THE VIO DATUR, 1131
1183 Broadway, New York City,
myl 6,23,3 0-3t
MME. RETTA, card reader; know your
fortune: 25c. and 50a 523 13th st. nw.
ALBERT "B. FARNHAM, taxidermt-tt
Mounting, repairing, tanning skins; diop
postal. BENNING, D. C. myl5-2t,em
I WONDER wtio pays the highest prices
for gents cast-orr clothing; drop po.staL
SAUL BROS., 923 D st. nw. my!5-36
FOR ADOPTION A nice, healthy baby girl
to responsible parties. Address A. B.,
MME. ESTELLE, Medium, tells past, pres
ent and future; cures all diseases. Hours,
9 to 10; no admittance arter. 913 19th.
st. nw. niyll-14t-eia
YOU MAY have called too soon, butt"
now Is the time, for we have Just
opened our fine lot of custom-made spring
and summer suits, slightlv worn, at prices
to sit everybody; better call at once.
JUSTH'S OLD STAND, 619 S st nw.
NO CURE. NO PAY.
OlOX'n. Ave. . v., vtuKiiiuigton, x, I,
Speclalistiu chronic anil privutedi.se?es.
Piles, Stricture, Hydrocele, Gout, Catartu.
Dyspepsia, Blood Poison cured, vitality re
stored. Consultation tree und cunridenttal
to both scxc:. Daily, 9 to 12, 3 to 6
Medical nnd Surgical Specialist,
Treats all Forma of Private Dlscases
Bludder Diseases, Blix.il Disease.-,
Kidney Diseases, SUin Diseases,
Special Diseases, Hydrocele,
Sypl.ilitle Diseases. Varicocele,
Advico mid Consultation Free. Both
nours. 9 to 12, 2 to 5- Tues., Thurs.
and Sat. evenings, 7 to S. No. 602 F
nw. (Closed Sunday.)
PRO'F. CLAY tells business, love affairs,
losses, etc.; brings separated husbauds.
Wives, swe-tiifcitt.- or im-'rs it ., re
moves spells, bad luck; 50 cents; 10 to 10
daily. 4S9 llst-j w my 1 4-3t,em
NATIONAL DENTAL PARLORS
90( F Street Northwest.
Gold rulings and bridgo work a p
Cialty. a 1. the lowest price: amalgam fin
ings, nuc: run sets or teith on plates 5;
extracting, either by gas or local spray,
absolutely painless. 50c; without, 25c; all
work done by experts and guaranteed tha
best: open on Sunday from 10 to 3
o clock. mh22.t
MME. THEO, MEDIUM.
Scientific palmist and card reader; know
your fate and fortune; open daily; German
spoken; 23a, and 50c. 929 H st. nw.
LAHiES needing -onndenttn! treatment,
a sure and safe relief In all woman's
complaints and irregularities. Gold raedtl
awarded for the science or obntetrica from
the University of, Munich. Bavaria Strict
ly confidential MKH. UK. KENKES, N.
a 1 tn st. ne., near aac Jpiioi "t, wi
UlJjMJU, JJ. U.
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