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THE MOKNliETG- TIDIES, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1897.
OUR CONSULS IH DANGER
Continued from First rage.
of whom aie Jn mercantile business, a few
iu the ncwbpaperbuhlnefcS, and feUll fewer
In tlie United States Senate (Laughter.)
Tl:e people, at least, were iu favor of
taking action against tlie mad dog, "Wey
ler, tbe rnvisher of women, the asa&sin
of men, tbe cruclfier of children, Mr. Can
non scored the influence of the money
changers for the delay, and, quoting from
a, Senator's inhcripdon on a pamting of
Christ in New York, cried out: "O Chribt,
come back' the money changers are in the
temple." If all these things were to go
on, why not plucu'Uie yellow of Spain on
the United States flag?
It ill-became so strong a republic as
ours to act in a senile, doddering way
in this matter. It is true that laiiif and
currency reform was needed, but more
than all was there wanted a declaration
of national unity on the question of
protection to all republics on this con
tinent. The present resolution was not such as
lie would entirely favor, lie would inther
rote for the Mills idea of a United States
protectorate over the Islaud of Cuba.
Mr Hoar thinks that we will do injury
to American citizens In Cuba. He might
as well have said to Cuban-Ameiicans:
"Knduie to the end, and we'll give you
a lawsuit against a bankiupt monarchy. '
(Laughter.) The republic of Cuba might
Justly, even now, confiscate the pioperty
of all lands that do not iceognize irs
belligerency. lie was for the icholulion
for the simple reason that it was against
Spain, and would prevent Spain railing
blood-money loans. He said signllican'ly
that, the taiiif could not stop the passage
of the resolution.
"Why should we Tear internationil
law? As it was understood nre
It was not a barnade. It was a hissing
Fcrpent, which the great republic could
well crush. One day, perhaps, the inter
national lawyers might be regarded as the
Tories were 120 years ago. He regarded
the speech of Senator Daniel as a complete
answer to all the fallacies of International
law. If President McKinley had taken ac
tion on this question immediately
after liis inauguration he would
have made- proud history for nhn
H?lf. But, St 111, he would have an op
portunity to do his duty when the resolu
tion was passed and presented to him.
Mr. Cannon took no stock in the idea
that wc were .not ready for war. Even if
we were not and war ensued, we would be
thriced armed in the righteousness of our
cause. We owe nothing to Spain by reason
of Columbus. Columbus did not discover
America: It was the Vikings. Isabella's
Jewels did not fill Columbus' tail. it was
the spirit of God waving on the waters
Cuba was the first place held by Spanish
tyranny, and It would be the last on this
continent. The Senate now had a i-plendld
opportunity so had the House; so had thj
President; and if they acted together they
would afford an opportunity to the republic
of Cuba to tecoine free, great and glorious
Mr. Lindsay said that if the belligerency
of Cuba had been recognized a vear ago the
, warfare would now be on a civilized plane.
It would not do to minimize the horrors of
the war. He believed that the insurgent
should be encouraged by the passage or the
He described the new condition of the In
surgents under international law, if the
resolutions were passed. The real question,
he held, is, does a state of war exist? Has
Spain been able to ubdue the rebellion.
It Is no longer a question whether the in
jnirgouj have an army, and whether they
are making war. It is folly to maintain that
a civil government be established first, and
in that respect he took issue with Inter
national lawyers. It was the history of
rebellions that the rebels fought their way
to a civil Government It was enough for us
- to know that they were fighting in Cuba
for liberty. Mr Landsay then went on to
fihow the natural and commercial connec
tion and interest between this country j nd
Cuba. "What lias been the effect on thoe
material interests by the war?
Partly answering this question he read
from Cleveland's message, in which the
President said that the time would come
when interference might be advisable.
The time had come, as was manifested
by the story of wrongs and calamities
on the island. If such were the conditions
now, they would be the same. If not
worse, when the next campaign in Cuba
"We have undoubtedly made ourselves
th2 sponsor for Cuba to Spain. We did
it in 1 823, and we cannot shirk the
duty to see that Spain governs the
island well; and to see to the ultimate
dcstir.y of the Cubans. Spain, it has
been shown, has demonstrated her in
ability to govern and hold the Island.
The inexorable logic of events has
shown that Spain and Cuba shall sepa
rate. The only question is, how shall
the separation be effected? He hud uo
disposition to force the Administration
to act, and its action should be not
merely to stop the honors of war, but
should look to the freedom of the Island.
He quoted the records to show that
ecr. iu 1874 Grant's Secretary of State
pointed out that some time there would
be "emancipation and then Independ
Mr. Lindsay did not regard the passage
of the resolution as an act of war. Tie
did not believe that the recognition of
belligerency was exclusively an executive
power, but rather a joint function of the
executive and legislative. He would have
preferred that the Executive should have
acted first. The resolution does not btop
with the declaration of a fact; it prescribes
strict neutrality, giving to Cubans the
Bamerlghtsinour ports as to the Spaniards.
The latter was the more Important con
sideration. Should we fall to act because
of fear of war with Spain? Is It a fact
that we are now at peace with Spain?
Weren't we told today that A merican con
sular officers were afraid of assassina
tion if their names were made public -n
connection with their truthful statenv nts
to their own State Department? That
had been stated about the former Admin
istration, but it was only today that the
statement was made that this Adminis
tration showed such a fear. He be
lieved In keeping state secrets, but if any
consul was In danger, as stated, either
the Navy 6hould be sent down to protect
thcm.ortheyshould be recalled, and undip
lomatic relations cease with Spain. (Ap
plause). Mr. Forakcr restated the question to re
fer the Morgan resolution to the commit
tee. He favored biich a course on account
of the gravity of the situation, and as a
predicate for the Senate's future action
Be had not expected to speak to the
merits, but the debate had taken such a
wide range that he thought he should
speak. He would premise that he would
vote for the resolution, or one of a similar
But there should be no violation of inter
national law. If the resolutlorfbe adopted
it will be In accordance with such law
There were four ways to deal with case,
like that of Cuba: First, by a recognition
for independence; second, a recognition of
belligerency; third, by a tender of friendly
offices: and fourth, by the drastic method
Mediation, he said, had already been
tendered to and rejected by Spain. It
was Intended by Mr. Olney to secure peace
under the sovereignty of Spain. That of
fer was made In April, 1890, by Mr. Olney.
In July a reply was received from Spain,
the last sentence of which was: "In brief
there is no effectual way to pacify Cuba
unless it begins with the, actual submis
sion of the armed rebels to the mother
Mr Forakcr held from this that media
tion was not now more practicable than
then. Spain would not entertain a propo
sition based on independence when she
had rejected one based on her sovereignty.
Mr. Hoar suggested that Spain might
mediate three or lour months hence. The
present and past propositions were far
separated from each other.
Mr. Forakcr icplted that it was not
reasonable to expect a change of Spanish
mii.d. Spain did not change her mind dur
ing the ten yeaih' war. Mediation was
out of the question. We could, however,
reiognize belligerency or we could inter
vene. He believed in, and counseled, im
mediate inlcrventioniu the name ol civiliza
tion and humnnlty. (Applause ) But rhe
present resolution did not go far enough.
To Justify the resolution, according to
international law, two things must co
exist; fiiht, that there is win in Cuba,
and second, that we have inteieots there
Mr Forakcr then went on to prove the
exihtence ol war, In the international
sense. In Cuba, where the civil government
had been supplanted by the military. He
held that the facts showed that the ci"ll
government of the Cuban republic also ex
isted. He did not rely on newspaper re
ports H ehadofficial records from the State
Department; and all papers iu the State De
partment were confirmatory of the exist
ence of war and a civil government, with
40,000 men under arms.
Mr. White desired to kuow if these docu
ments would be given to the public.
Mr. Forakerrepliedthatlf he had hls-vay
they would all be given to the publtc to
moirow morning. (Applause). He would
give It as best he could under the limitations
and restrictions Imposed by the State De
partment. Mr. Foiaker bald that the war could be
proved from a communication of Mr Olney
to Mr. DeLoine in relation to the proclama
tion or Weyler that all the provinces except
one had been pacified. Mr. Olney recalled
to Mr be, Lome the fact that Spain's proiii
ises of suppressing the rebellion had not
been kept, and "that the expectations en
tertained by you in the summer and fallof
1895 had completely failed to be realized."
Mr. Olney railed attention to the fact
that the Spaniards had to admit that the
insurgents held the largest of the six
province, which was provided with a
postal system and a fiscal sytsem. "I can
not, understand," said Mr. Olney. "tiie
truth of tlie claim that all of the provinces
arc iu the main pacified, except that of
Santiago dc Cuba, because there arc more
insurgents under arms at this time than
(Mr. Forakcr omitted certain., parts here)
there were eleven months ago. I do not
think it a fair inference to draw from
existing conditions: that the war is ap
proaching a termination." Mr. Olney f-aid
that the policy or the Insurgents was not
to fittht or drive out the Spaniards, but to
continue their tactics as at present. "I
conclude," he bald, "that the war will
drag its slow length along."
Mr. Foraker also read an extract lioin
a "consul's report," wtuch, all thnse
who heard it, ascribed to Gen. Lee It
dealt in general terms with the atrocities
charged against the Spaniards every
where on the island. One of tlie phrases
was the "murdering or men and" Mr.
Foraker baling misplaced a fragment
of tlie extract continued "women and
children." "I knew it by heart," he
Mr. Foraker then spoke of the GOO or
700 Americans who are suffering in Cuba.
Mr. Elkins protested against the Senator
making such statements alter conferences
at the White House and State Department,
with the bli nds pulled down, and then Sen
ators Mlpplng away to retail their infor
mation unofficially in the Senate. He did
not know that they were trite.
Mr. Foraker said that he made the state
ments officially, as a Senator, rrom the
records. The President himself had re
ferred to the GOO or 800 American cit
izens Any Senator could get the Infor
mation if he desired.
Mr. Elklns didn't think that Senators
ought U be made to walk up to the State
Department for it.
Mr. Foraker then read from Mr. Olney 's
letter to De Lome to show the great United
States interestsinvolved. He did not think
that there was any force In Mr Hoar's
argument that If we recognized Cuban
belligerency American citizens would have
no claim for indemnity. He showed that
Spain was not even now paying claims
due the United States amounting to mil
lions, and could not pay anything at tlie
end of the war.
He showed that the right of search,
which would follow, was not such a ter
rible affair as Indicated by Mr. Ucar
The search applied only to contraband
of war, such as arms and munitions, and
they must be shown to be destined to
Cuba for the Insurgents
Mr. Elkins Would not that very right
of seaich mean war in tin: condition of the
mind of the Senate and the country?
Mi. Foraker leplied that it was evident
that the Senator rrom West Virginia wr uld
vote against the resolution merely on
account of the fear of search.
Mr Chandler asked Mr. Elklns where
he got the information on which he voted
for a similar resolution a year ago.
Mr. Elkins replied that he was misin
formed then; he had acted on newspaper
reports rend in the Senate. Why was not
the proof given of this war, except uuof-
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ficially by Senators. Nobody doubted, for
instuncc, that there was a. war in Greece.
Mr. Foraker-Ilow do you know that?
Mr. Elkins Why, It is in the- air. (Great
Mr Chandler And so Is this; very nijeh
bo. (Laughter and applause )
Mr. Foraker pioceeded to say that the
recognition or the belligerents means that
he would no longer be regarded as a traitor
on lund and as a pirate at sea By recogni
tion we would have the power to say tnat
a mau flghtlngrorllbsrty shall beregaidcd
as a man and a soldier. Wc will plant
the Cuban republic on a higher plane; we
will take its war from under municipal law
wc would act as neutral, and prevnt
schemes bet on foot in this country hostile
to Cuba. It Is time wc ceased to pollcoc ur
coastln theiuterestor Spain. Wo-shoiildJo
longer be a quasi co-partuer with Spain 'n
this brutal nndatrocious war. (Applaise )
Mr. Hoar desired to point out the dis
tinction between Mr. Foraker and him
self. He believed that the Senate should
have the facts on which to base action
All we had was a part of a letter fiom
Secretary Olney, und a sentence fiom the
reply thereto by the Spanish minister.
That is not the way to tinnsuct foreign
affairs Mr. Hear advited mediation look
ing to Intervention. He referied to the
Morgan resolution as a iikhifc, with biass
baud accompaniment He thought that
Spain piobably had a right to icfur-e to
listen to a piopoMtlon of this Govera
nient, dining the Cleveland administration,
to suggest laws for Cuba when she was
endeavoring to subdue the island. What
was true tt year ago might not be trie
now, and mediation might be piacticable
now. Ho argued that belligerency would
be regarded as a hostile act.
Ho said that the Insurgents' warfare
was not one of fighting, but of applying
the torch and starvation. Is that, or
is it not a -violation of the rights of
war; and If that is so, as indicated by
Mr. Olney, ought not the insurgents bo
punished? They say that they will burn
houses over the heads of women and
children, burn plantations, nnd the crops
for years to come. It is such a war that
Spain is trying to put down. He did
not know whether it would not be law
ful for Spain to put to death even Ameri
can citizens engaged in such a war. The
whole argument on the other side Is
that the interests of the United States
are involved. Well, it Is also to the In
terest of this Government that we shall
not submit to tho right of search. It
was argued that all this searching would
be done very politely. Grant said that
search would result in war.
Mr. Foraker challenged Mr. Hoar to
state where Grant had made that state
ment. Mr Hoar could not specify the time
or place, but went on to say that the
hardship was not only the right to
search but to "seize" our vessels and
take them into Spanish ports. Was
that a fair substitute for the present
Mr.Hawley remarked thatalthoughSpaln
and England recognized the Southern con
federacy, we had no consequent war witn
Spain or England.
Mr. Hoar replied as to the failure orSpaln
to payindemnities we should remember that
England refused atjfirst to pay the Ala
bama claims, but eventually paid them.
Spain, too, could be made to pay
Mr. Mason wantedt j know Ifweacknowl
edged belligerency whether wo could btop
the snooting of prisoners.
Mr. Hoar said that so far as the rights
of American citizenship were concerned they
were already settled. They were protected
now. "And that's the opinion of the au
Mr. Mason --I am not dlsputlnglt.
Mr. Morgan wanted to know where the
information came from that American
citizens taken In the war now would not
Mr. Hoar said It was by agreement be
tween Spain and the United States
Mr. Morgan did not know that to be a
This closed the debate, the Senate ad
journing at 0:10 p m. until today, Mr.
Thurston giving notice that he would
speak at 2 p. m.
BANK'S NEW DIRECTORS
Change of Interests in tlie National
Messrs. "Woodward aucl Parker's
I'urchnse of Stock a Surprise in
Hanking nnd Business Circles.
Another surprise was sprung yesterday
in banking aud business circles generally
by the announcement that Messrs. S. W.
Woodward, or the firm of Woodward &
Lothrop, of the Boston Dry Goods House,
and E. Southard Parker had secured a
large if not a controlling interest in the
National Metiopolitan Bank, one of the
oldest and stanchest banking institutions
of this city. The new management, with
the co-operation of nearly all the old board
of directors, will take charge about June 1.
The announcement was all the greater
a surprise because only within the puot
month Mr. Woodward was one of a coterie
of business men who bought out a con
trolling interest in the National Hank of
the Republic by purchasing the large hold
ings of the estate of the late George E.
The National Metropolitan is well known
as one of the best paying as well as oneor
the most conservative Institutions of its
kind here, and that it has had and is now
enjoying a prosperous career, is evidenced
by the fact that its stock is steadily held
at an asking price or $300, with .-"J0 bid
on a par value of $100.
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the development and advancement of the
city in which he is held in such high re
gard for energy, Integrity and ability, and
ho well deserves the rest which will come
with his retirement to a l&sbusy period in
his advancing years.
The Einbnrrassment of Mrs. Davis.
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at the footlights in skirts, I was positively
uncomrortable. I didn't know what to do
with my bare arms.'' Boston Traveler.
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WOMEN AT WORK FOR CUBA
National League Evolving Plans
to liaise 31 on ev.
Various Menus Adopted to Get Funds
for the Patriots Cause Itesol ii-
tlons to Go to the President.
A meeting of the orflcers of the Woman's
National Cuban League took place last
night af the 1 evidence or the treasurer of
the league, Mrs. Hunt, No. 1701 R street.
The meeting was calleJ to order by the
director, Mrs. Clara Bell Brown, and the
subject of headquarters discussed. On sug
gestion or Mr. J. S. Bonner, of the Cuban
League, it was decided to advertise for a
suitable room, with the expectation that
possibly some room might be offered free.
Both leagues will occupy the same head
quarters. It was requested, also, by Mr.
Bonner, that a committee. oC the Woman'
League be appointed to act Jointly with
the executive committee in securing char
teis for the two- societies. It was voted
that the chutr appoint such a committee,
and Mo. Lincoln and Miss ClayUirt were
delegated to act. , r
It was voted that the league badge should
be the Cuban flag fastened by a machete
pin. It will be copyrighted nnd sold for
the beneritof the fund. It was decided that
a committee be appointed at tomorrow's
meeting to send out circulars to women
of the United Staatcs. The chair an
nounced that an ofrer had been made to
print the circulars gratis, and that promi
nent newspaper men had promised to put
them in syndicate plates so as to ef
fectively secure their circulation.
Miss Rosa Hughes was Introduced and
presented a poem entitled "Cuba Libre,"
which she has dedicated to the Woman's
League. It was accepted with a vote
of thanks, and will be copyrighted and
sold for the use of the league.
Mrs. Colby and Miss English were ap
pointed to secure a lawn for a May fete
to be given for the benefit of thtJeague.
Gen. William Henry Browne, president
of the Cuban League, and Miss Clara
Bell Brown, director of the Woman's
League, were appointed a committee to
wait on tho President and convey to
him the resolutions adopted by Sun
day's mass meeting. It is probable that
thoy will visit the White House today.
The resolutions are beautifully engross
ed and signed by Senator Gallinger.
The next meeting of the Woman's
League will take place tomorrow after
noon in parlor 32 of the Rigg3 House.
Iron Hill Entries.
Iron Hill, May 19. Tomorrow's entries:
First nice. Six furlongs. King Paul,
Mirage, Orient, 112 each; Fred Train, Fl
field, Irish Pat, Ponce de Leon, 109 each;
Dutch Lady, 107; White, 103; Miss Carrie,
Second race. Six furlongs. Despair,
Tirate Chief, Yellow Dog, Warsong, 109
each; Bell Flower, Pearl Brock, Miss Edith,
VenuFburg, 107 each; Tyrone, Frank B.,
Third race. Five furlongs. The Alien,
Walter S., Areaven, Haulover, 112 each;
Negaunee, Ransack, Princess Julia, Guilt,
Australia, Marc Ryan, Lillian Russell, 110
Fourth race Six furlongs. Saint ilario,
Wliippany, Candelabra, 112 each;Dr..Iones,
Frank R Hnrrf, Humming Bird, Krause,
Siva, Gallatin, Leigh, 109 each.
Firth race Six and a half furlongs.
Lochinvar, Joe Mack, Gonzales, 112 each;
Franciscan, Boisterous. Teko, Mohican,
109 each; Valkyrie, Katie Gray, 107 each;
Gov. Griggs, 105.
Sixth race Six. ruriongs. Roller. Mil
waukee, 112 each; Murray, Charlie B.,
Vent, Fritz. 109 each; Jeneola, Gipsy, 107
each; Monroe Doctrine, 105.
Louisville, May 19 The Clark Stakes
was easily won by Ornament today. The
Btake was worth $4,000. Summaries:
First race One mile. The Socmen, Jl to
10, u on; The nragon, second; Anger, t bird.
Time, 1'41 3-4.
Second race Five furlongs. Banasta, 3
to 1, won; Banished, sccondj Don Quixote,
third. Time, 1 :02 3-4.
Third race Six furlongs. Tete, 3 to 2,
won: Egbait, second; Mazarine, third
Time, 114 1-2.
Fourth lace One and one-eighth miles;
Ciark stakes. Ornament, 1 to 2, won: Dr.
Catlett, second; Panmure, third. Time,
Fifth race-Four furlong". Ma-lam
Gerst, 13 to 6, won: Locust Blosso-n, mc
ond; Miss C, third. "Time, 0:50.
Sixth race-Six furlongs Terremie, G
to 1. won: Odina, bccond; Rampage, H .id.
Time, 1:15 3-4. " "
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The World of Business.
Wall Street Yesterday.
New Xork, May 19.-The rapidity with
which thotock market changes It super
ficial tone is characteristic of narrow
speculation. Yesterday's firmness was
succeeded today by a sagging tendency,
the genuine situation not having changed
at all in the meantime, and there having
been no developments to explain why the
then buyers should have turned bcliers.
The opening of the market was steady,
though the trading was upon a very small
scale, and was largely centered in a few
stocks. During tho forenoon Chicago Gas
and tlie granger shares showed decided
strength, which was then quite unaffected
by tlie simultaneous weakness of the
anthracite group. These stocks all showed
considerable activity, but interest in the
remainder of the market waB practically
Both the Loudon nnd Paris stock markets
were reported fairly buoyant on the re
moval or Turther apprehensions in regard
to the European political situation.
Serious declines in Jersey Central and
Delaware and Hudson took place on the
announcement ihat the coal companies In
tended to contest with vigor the proceed
ings or the Attorney General In the Investi
gation or the alleged coal combination.
The chief event of the day, however,
was a sensational break In Chicago Gas
on the defeat of the nieasuies which have
been before the Illinois legislature for
the benefit of the concern. The transac
tions In the certillcatcs attained a heavy
total, and the trading for awhile was
quite demoralized; buttheGiangersshowed
a firm undertone throughout, and a gen
erally better tone was evident in the linal
dealings, when it was announced that the
senate would adjourn until Monday.
New York Stock Market.
Corrected daily by
Bankers and Brokers,
Y. Stock Exchange, 1
W. B. Hlbbn A Co .
, members of the N
427 F street
Op. High. Low. Clos
American Sntrlt. pfrt...
Am. "ugnr Reflncrr
American Sucar. nfl...
Atchison Top. A R. F..
Amprioan Cotton Oil' ..
Baltimore A Ohio
Bay State Gas
Chesapeake A Ohio......
CC. C.. A. St. L
Chicago. Bur. A Qitlncr,
Chicago A Northw'n....
M. and St. P.
'. M. A St. Paul. pfd...
C. It. Land P
Del. Lac. AVcr
Delaware A Hudson....
Dcnv. A It, Grandc.pfd.
M3 3K i'aH 1 VJ
13Y IW 103V 10-iJV
"IX Tl 70U 70t;
10'J 10 1(R NUS
19 19ii 19 19K
ii iii; iiii d'"
47k 47V iV'A 40i
10-1 10J 10. 10
.74 71 7?,fi 74 X
105 105' lOi IliS,",'
s2 S2l4 70 7Vh
7 74V 73J& 74
I'iU '3K '3.V I&X
iGfl m uo id
U9-S H'J'A Hk USX
105 .03ii 10 X 104
General Electric 2JM; 29&
Louisville A Nashville.
M.. K. AT. pfd
National Lead Co. ......
National Lead Co... ptu.
New- Jersey Centr.il-....
New lork Central
Northern i'-clnc (ld....
Uiuurio &. Western
I'hila. A lUaiiuijr.
I liiladulphta Traction..
leuu. Coal it Iron
U. fc. LeAiierpld
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Weat.Umou Tei. Co 77 774
The feature of the day yesterday was
the throwing out of the Chicago Gas Con
solidation bill and its lack of erfecton ttie
market except for the matter of the Gas
btock itself. This company has made a
long, hard fight for the passage or this
bill. All kinds of stories have been told
alout its methods with the legislature,
and of the almost certainty that they
would succeed, intimating that the Spring
field legislature was not entirely above
corruption The bill was not passed yes
terday, and bcems to be practically dead,
though there is to be u re-hearing.
Tnis defeat seems to mark an epoch in
t lie history o f the company. There are many
shrewd people who believe that the stock is
done ribing for the present, and will from
now on have a downward course. I quote
what Mr. Kobert Lindblom, George W.
Silsby's correspondent, has to say on this
matter, and it is most interesting coming
from a man oil the scene. Yesterday arter
noon, after the defeat of the bill, Mr. Lind
blom wired Sllsby:
"The raliure to pass tbe corrupt Gas Con
solidation bill had a good effect on every
thing except Gas. It shows that our legis
lators cannot be Iwught like cattle. The
book value of Gas is 30 per share. It will
go there, but don't get gay and sell itshort-"
A student of the Chicago Gas problem
who has watched the stock and the com
pany for many years tells me that for
seven years at least, whenever the r;ock
got atove 79 it was sold. This m tans,
my stock market friend says, that it is
certainly not worth more than that. Now,
this would seem peculiar to people not
familiar with the situation, as Chicago
Gas pays a dividend of 6 per cent a
year, and certainly a 6-pcr-cent stock, if
It earns Its dividend, should be worth
more than 79. My friend, however,, tells
me that there are no trustworthy figures
to show that this is thecase. He says that
the company is capitalized way beyond
its value; that the whole plant and mains
complete could be duplicated for from
$15,000,000 to $19,000,000. A great
many people have made profits out of
Chicago Gas on the suggestion made in
thiB column several months ago, and re
iterated time and again, that Gas was
rising, and would continue to do so. I
predicted this rise when the steck was
at 73, nnd have retold my story often
since until it was at 0. Now is the time
to take the other course", though, as Mr.
Lindblom says, "'don't get gay."
The regular quarterly dividends of 1
per cent were declared by the Burlington
The Missouri raciric, for the second
week of May, showed Increased earnings
of $31,000. For the year to date tlie
Increase Is $202,000. Ontario and West
ern, for the second week of May, showed
(i decrease in earnings of $8,000. From
July 1 the increase In earnings has been
$141,000. The Southern Railway, for
the second week of May, showed increased
earnings of $16,000. Fiom July 1 to
May 14 there has been a decrease in earn
ings of $334,000. The Chesapeake and
Ohio for these periods showed a decrease
of $8,700 and an increase of $391,000.
The Louisville and Nashville for the same
periods showed an increase of $6,600 and a
decrease of $111,000.
Moore & Schley have been selling Sugar
tor the past few days.
Dow, Jones & Co. say of "Western
Union: There Is beginning to be a
change of sentiment in regard to Western
Union. People who, a few weeks ago,
believed that the liquidation which then
appeared to be In progress would in
crease have modified their vitws They
now think the chances are that the re
duction in the dividend Is not nt all
certain to be made this summer. If the
company pays 1 1-4 per cent stockhold
ers will undoubtedly believe that much
of what has been said has been exaggerated.
There Is no question that the Grangers
are the best stocks to buy just at present,
ir anything may be bought with safety.
There is a story thatone financial interest
has lately bought and put away a con
siderable line of Northwest, Burlington
nndSt. I'aulas aresultoraconrcrencewitli
orriccrs of those roads. It is certainly
difficult to bear the Grangers just ut
The report of th rubber company for the
year ending March 31, shows that the full
dividend on tlie preferred was earned and
about 2 1-4 percent on coinmonstock. The
depreciation in the property was charged
rightly enougli and no misleading nominal
surplus is shown. The February divi
dend of 2 per ccnton the common waspaid
out of the surplus of the preceding year.
Washington Stock Exctinnue.
Sales D. C. 3.65's, 1,000 at 1101-4.
National Safe Deposit and Trust, 10 at
115 1-2 and 10 at 115. Capital Traction,
1 at 53 3-4. Washington Gas, 94 at
43 1-2 and 25 at 43 3-4. American
Graphophone, 100 at 9. Pneumatic Gun
Carriage, 100 at 35 cents and 100 at 34
IT. R.4'3. ft 100 Q.J IlOtf HiX
U. S. 4'8. IM!X)7 Q, J 1115i V'ln
U. S. 4's. 10 ."i I2IJS 123
U.S. 5's. 1U04Q, F 113 UVH
DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA BOSDS.
5s ISOO "20-year Fundfusr" '.
0s lOtf! "-SO-ycar Fuiulln-" gold ... WiX
7s IDOI, "Water Stock" currency.. lX
7s 19q.' ater Stock'' currency. UX
"Funding" currency XCVa UJ 110)4
Met. RKOS.UU5 114 117
Met. It It Couv. Cs II5Ji U7&
.Met. H R Cert, of Indebtedness
Kelt It R 5s. I!i21 Cu 10
Eckineton R Rfi'3 & 00
Columbia R RO's. 10U 115 117
ChesaiidPotTel5's. 1S1X5-1W1 1U3
Am Sec A Tr 58. 1' and A. 1003.... 101 .... .
Am Sec & Tr.Vs. A and O. 19U" 101
Wash -Market Co 1st Cs. 100-2-1911.
S7.0C0 retired annually 109
Wash Market Co Imp 0"s. 12-:!7 .... It 9
Wish Market Coext'u Cs. m-'27.. iW
Masonic Hall Association j. 1U30. 104
WashLtluf lstG's. 19CJI 9i
NATIONAL BASK STOCKS.
Kank or Washington 252 271
Bank or Republic 232
Metropolitan 282 SOU
Central 257 270
Farmers' aud Mechanics' !75 193
Citizens lit 1-8
CoIuiuMa '123 t
WestKnd lua 108
Traders' H5 90
Lincoln M 1U7
SAFE DEFOS1T AND TKUST COMPANIES.
Nat. Sate Deposit and Trust U4X 120
Wash. Loan and Trust 119 U't
Atuer.bceuritr and Trust....: .... 112
Waalj. Sale Deposit 5:.
Capital Traction Co 33 i3X
Metropolltau 112 lib
Columbia W 5i
CAS AKD ELECTKIC LIQHTSTOCKS.
Washington Gas 4IJ il
Georgetown Gas 45 ....:.
ti. S. .fclectnc Light i)JX B2
Fireaien's ..' 2S 40
Corcoran 55 ......
Ucriuau American ibS
National Union 10iX H
Columbia l'Z U
Lincoln bX OX
TITI.E rXSUKAUCE STOCKS.
Real Latate Title 93 IBS
Columbia Title. 5 oX.
Pennsylvania 33 50
Chesapeake and Potomac Gl'4 OS
American Grapuopiiuuu & UVS
American Uruphopnoiie,pfd 19 12$
Pneumatic Uuu Carriage 32 .3J
Mergeiitualer Linotype (new) I21J 122.V
Lanbtou Monotype eji o;&
Wasuuixton MarKcc 11
Great Palls Ice 113 123
Nor. aud ash. Steamboat
Chicago, May 19. "Wheat was ir
regular, opening weak under heavy of
ferings, that were put out for short ac
count, rallying at the close 5-Sc on reported
freightengagements here Tor 170,000 bush
els. The bulk of the business was local.
The bear interest made a vigorous drive, but
their crrorls for the day counted for little.
So Tar as the situation is concerned there is
no change. The shipments out of store here
were 241,000 bushels. Large Northwest
ern receipts, lack of speculativeinterest, and
fine weather are the features off setting the
strength in the wheat position.
Chicago Grain tint! i-rovision Marker.
Corrected dally by W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
Bankers and Brokers Members of the
N. Y. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
Open. High. Low. 2 p.m.
July. 71 Vi -OX-X 7I.V
Sept 06 lOX-7i.60 60
July 2i MM HX UX-X
Sept, 25?i -57i IbX I5J5
July. 17X 17 17 17,-J
Sept. 13 :S 7Ji is
July 8 25 s.25 S.13 $.15
Sept. 3.27 5.27 S.20 8.29
July. 3.F0 3.S0 aSO 3.E0
Sept. 3.9U 3.9J 3.87 3.87
July- 4.50 4.50 4.47 4.(50
Sep't, 4.H5 4.5 4.50 4.5Q
New York Cotton Marltot.
Open. IIi-h. Low. 2p.m
June 7.11 7.3J 7.31 7.31
July.............. 7.33 7.33 7.33 7.S5
August 7.29 7.30 7.2S 7.29
September 0.!iS G.9S 6 D8 6.95
Commission Stock Brokers,
013 Fifteenth St. 'Phone 505.
Robert Lindblom & Co.,
T. J. Hodgen & Co.
Brokers and Dealers,
Stocks, Cotton, Grain and Provisions,
Rooms 10 anl 11 Corcoran Buildln;,
Corner l'ttli ami F streets, and 00 7th. st jut
AND TRUST CO. S
Money to Loan.
This company has money to loan
on listed collateral securities at
lowest rate of intorest.
U. J. BELL, President.
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members of the New rortc Stock Ex
chango. 1410 F et.. Glover building.
Correspondent nf Meters. Moore A Schley,
Bankers and Dealer In Government Bonds.
Uepo-UB. JJxchange. Lean.
Railroad Stocks and Bond and all securi
ties listed on tbe exchanges or New York.
Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore bought
A specialty made orinvcfltmentsecurlttea
District bonds and all local Railroad. Out,
lesurance and Telephone Stock dealt la,
American Bell Telephone Stock bought
i and Kid. afilV-U
JOHN W. FOSTERS MISSION
Will Go to Rnssia After Treat
ing With Great Britain.
WHAT HE EXPECTS TO DO
It Is Probable That the Czar's Gov
ernment "Will Join Hands "With
Thlx Country In the .Enforcement
of .Men.siires to Protect the Fnr
Ex-Secretary John TV. Foster, "who has
been appointed by the Piesident to con
duct negotiations "with foreign governments
having in view the settlement of the long
dibcusoed seal question, sailed fiom New
York for England yesterday.
From Kngland Mr. Foster "Will proceed,
to St. Petersburg, having been invested
by the President with authority "to ne
gotiate and conclude a ticaty with Ru&sia
for the ' protection of the fur seals in
It does not appear that the procrastinat
ing policy or Great Britain is likely to
lead to what the United States would de
siie most in negotiations haviiig in view
the stoppage of the ravages of pelagio
bealcrs. Tbis Government, it appears,
would be glad of a renewal of a. modus
Vivendi, such as was formerij in forco
in pursuance or an arrangement for in
suring protection to seals. England objects
to this, but is willing to an investigation
by fcelentists of the claim made by this
country to the eifect that pelagio scal'ng
Is bo disastrous to the herds that real
life is actually in danger of extinction.
The general Impression in Administration"
circles here and indeed in all quarters wbero
the subject has been one of grave atteuiion
is, that so far as protection of seals gres,
nothing can be expected of England. The
demands of the Canadian sealers upon the
Mother Country are too formidable to be
set aside, even if there was any strong
sentlmeatiu GreatBnta'.n thacfavoredt-uch.
Consequently, expecting nothing anil .hop
ing ror nothing beyond long drawn out dip
lomatic palavers, from England, tlie United
States turns Its attention, or rather renews
Its negotiations, and does expect much from
Russia. That great nation is as aniloiaas
this one is that the seal herd shall not be
exterminated, and ex-Secretary Foster,
when heleaves England, wbica will be after
a very brief stay there, will go direct to
St. Petersburg officially armed with all
necessary power to negotiate a treaty with
the Czar's government.
IftheTJnitedStatesaad Russia Join hands,
and Mr Foster believes they will, Bering
Sea will become practically a closed sea.
The riles of the State Department
contain letters showing that the Czar's
government looks with ravor upon such a
treaty as Mr. Foster will propose. In
answer to a letter from the Secretary of.
State, the Russian minister in "Washington
wrote some time ago that a proposition
from this country had been submitted to
a special commission at St. Petersburg,
and that the commislon had reported that
it recognized the necessity of a uniform con
trol of -k?:i! hunting. The commission recom
mended tnat rules should be drawn up
providing a uniform system for all the
northern portion of the Pacific Ocean
from the coasts of America to Asia. The
letter from the Russian minister to tho
Secretary of State says further:
"While accepting, In principle, the sug
gestion concerning the appointment of
the aforesaid commission, the Imperial
government attaches much greater Im
portance to the 'modus Vivendi. whereby
the decisions of the tribunal of arbitra
tion at Paris are to be enforced in all
waters of the Pacific Ocean situated
north of the thirty-fifth parallel of north
latitude. Including the Sea of Okhotsk.
The spirit of equity which actuates the
Federal Government does not permit me
to doubt that Your Excellency will be
pleased to agree that the prtsent state
of things, in which the decisions of the
tribunal of arbitration at Paris are en
forced only in the eastern part of the
Bering Sea, the fur seals in the western
part of the same sea being thus deprived
of tins protection, should no longer exist.
In reality, all the good measures that
have been taken in Bering Sta are para
lyzed and productive of no results, from
the very fact that the western part la
not within the protected zone.
"In ordering me to convey its thanks to
the Federal Government for the kind com
munication which it has been pleased to
make to it, the imperial government in
structs me to assure your excellency of its
earnest deMre to co-i-perHtein the success
of the aforesaid suggestions, as or any
other suggestion tending to establish a
unirorm regime for the regulation of fur
seal hunting on the high seas in all parts
of the Pacific Ocean north of the thirty
firth parallel or north latitude."
Subsequently, when It was proposed that
the United States, Ktisla, Great Britain
and Japan appoint a mixed commission
to consider the beal question, Russia svb
mltted a brief memorandum thereon to
the Secretary or State of thi Government,
in which she indicated her views on hev
As a result of all thN then? is a general
feeling of confidence at the State Dep-irt-msnt
that Mr. Foster's commission to St.
Petersburg will be productive of great qfood
and that it will lead t tne onclu.olonof a
treaty with Russia whereby thatnation will
act in concert with this, for the protection
of the seal herd.
Mr. Foster is also endowed with authority
to conclude a treaty with Japan for the
same purposes, aid to this he will direct hla
atteatioanpouhlsretura from Russia, which
will be In the latter part of the summer
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