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THE MOTtyifffo TIMES,, JPHDAY,, JUNE 1897
m TIE R TRUST
; Senator Tillman Forcing tlie
- Fight for an Investigation.
;:tiie charges against him
Declares Them Vile Slanders anil
" Courts Investigation Says tlmt
t All Senators Should Be, as He I,
Anxious to Clear Themselves of
I Calumnious Accusations.
,. For the purpose of distracting attention
-.from the onslaught made by Senator Till
jr man against tbe sugar trubt and to weaken,
"ilt pobHlule, ttic demand made by him for
ran investigation of the charges that the
jBugar schedule was. fixed ujt at the dicta-
of tlie trust, and that certain Seuu-
' wtora Lave .'peculated in the fctcck of tlie
- Sfiiconccru whGse certificates are so suscepti-
5.ble to the turns of legislation, an attack
"has been made upon tbe record of Senator
' - Tillman himself But these charges were
-answered fully and clearly by the Sena-
r "tor, on the floor, yesterday, and the in-
.-cidcntuotonly cleared the atmosphere with
trcf-pect to himself, but changed tlie evi-
, - dent intention of the committee Xo which
his resolution had been referied
It was plain 10 be seen, as the debate
proceeded, that, notwltbbtanding the state
, meat of .Mr. Jones, or Nevada, that lie in
tended to report the resolution hack to
-'the Senate, that the other two members
- of the f-oiiiinittee had no intention so to do
-until after they felt the'effect or Mr Till
;' man's speech yesterday It is now be-
lieved, by many Senators previously op
posed to the resolution, that the Senate
-' can do no less than order an imcstlgation
to be made.
Trie determination to change the tchedule
.and return to specific rates, after the plan
of the IIoufc, may, however, result in a
majority of the House finally holding
that the investigation Is useless.
. The South Carolina Senator was as
vehement as usual und spoke with an
earnestness that convinced his hearers of
his sincerity, however much they may have
. disagreed with him.
II e rose to a question of personal privilege
and sent to the desk a dipping from the
Haverhill, X n., Gazette, which asks Mr.
Tillman how, pending this sugar investiga
tion, does he "propose-to meet the accusa
tion of ex-Senator Butler with regard to
-, his connection "with the alleged whisky
The Senator then had read a copy of an
open letter to the people of his State, in
which he demanded an investigation into
the matter referred to by Gen. Butler.
Continuing his remarks, he baid:
"The attempt to distract attention from
the biigar trust scandal to my personal
record as governor, in the hope that I
would be deterred from pressing the mai
ler to the bitter end, will fail, if that; is
'the object in promulgating, just at tills
moment, these old scandals. No muu
reaches the Senate without a bitter strug
gle, and when that man comes from the
plow, as I did, and walksinto the governors
office over the prostrate political forms of
every old leader in the State; opposed by
every corporation in the State; opposed
by every bank but two, and by three
fourths of the newspapers, he necessarilv
Mr. Tillman then told about the adminis
tration of his office, the contest for the
Bpnate, and Informed tlie Senate that at
that time these stories were put in
circulation In an effort to "fly-blow" his
"I thank God," he continued, "that
before I went into politics at all, the forry
fonr years of my life had been given to
building up a reputation for honesty and
decency, and morality and truth, which
eo far sustained me in the office, that there
ft as no proof w hatever, no direct testimony,
no basis of accusation itself or insinuation,
except a possibility that I had stolen be
cause I could have stolen; so that when
. the canvass was over, after these questions
had been passed upon, the people of South
Carolina then gave me, in the legislature,
a majority of 131 out of 160,and sent me
: "Nov the sam old stale eggs are brought
forward and thrown at me, so as to give
forth an effluvia and try to blackea me,
but Instead" of shirking investigat'on, I
court it at borne, and I court it here. If
there is any man in this body who desires
to nave a eommittee appointed to look into
my past record I beg him to move the reso
lution and I -will support it with all the In
fluence I have here, and beg that the Sen
ate sholl take the question up and set it
at rest forever. I have no fears as to
what -will be proven, because nothing can
be proven affecting my integrity and Iwu
esty. "But the situation is this: They demand
that I shall prove a negative, -which every
lawyer and decent man knows is impos
sible. There is not a man here -who can
prove that he is honest It lies on the
man -who accuses him of dishonesty, how
ever, to prove that he is fo before a decent
man -will regard him as dishonest. I court
investigation at home I have asked for
it I court it here, if the Senate chooses
or desires to go into it In addition to
that, I say, that any other man whon- name
rests under an imputation here, and the
Senate, as a whole, owes it to itself ami
itsdignitj to have these slanders and scan
dals and accusations, more or less direct,
Bifted to the bottom, and have it determined
once for all whether we have rascals In
our midst or not
"I have no personal motives whatever in
this matter I have no imputation to cast
on any Individual Senator I am notspr.n
eor for the charges which have been made
against tlie Senator from New Jersey (Mr.
Smith), as he seems to think, but I sim
ply brought them along with the rest i s
evidence enough to warrant the Senate to
clear itself of these accusations.''
Mr. Tillman then moved that the com
mtttee be discharged f mm the further con
sideration of the resolution, "so that," he
said, with emphasis, "Senators can now
put themselves on record as to whether
they want these charges investigated. If
anybody wants to investigate me here or
in South Carolina, I am willing, and I do
not see why any other man here is not
willing to have the Senate as a whole
Investigated and know whether the sugar
trust has paid agents in here or whether
It has bought the Finance Committee of
this body to have a schedule put in the
bill, whether it was put in In 1891, whether
we are the tools and paid agents of this
trust, or whether we are free Senators
here performing our duty upon an honor
Senator Gallinger, a member of the
committee, said that the Senatu was
bound to aceept the statement of Mr.
Tillman, relative to the alleged charges
made concerning him, but Mr. Tillman
broke In with:
"You are not bound to nccept anything.
I ask and demand that you probe this
thing to the bottom, and prove tlie man
who made these statements concerning me
Mr. Gallinger Insisted that every Sena
tor who might be charged in the newspa
pers with corruptness should not demand
an investigation. It would take much
time. The charges made by the distin
guished former Senator from South Caro
lina (Gen . Butler) against the present
Senator .was a matter of personal Inter -
est, and hot to be settled in tin, (senate.
Referring to the resolution for an Investi
gation of sugar trcht j-cnndnlB, Senator
Gallinger snhl tji. oprnnitttce would make
a caret ul investigation, and in its own
way and own time report upon the mat
ter. Mr Vest called attention to the fact
that no Senator ha"d arlgjit to an investiga
tion by the Senate. The courts existed,
and to them should the Senator go to get
vindication for private charges.
Mr. Tillman-said tlie attempt wa? being
made to stir up a fire in his rear, to
detract from tlie fire In front. He courted
Mr Gallinger understood the gentleman
from South Carolina to say that the
people of South Carolina had taken up the
charges and had vindicated Mm by sending
him to the Senate. He thought that suffi
Referring to tlie charge against tlie Fi
nance Committee, Senator Chandler called
attention to the denial of Senator Aldrieh.
"It lb the word' of Nelson W. Aldrlcl?, a
United States Senator, against Jame
Crcclman,,a correspondentof the New York
Mr. Tillman pointed out that Mr. Creel
iiinn abked an opportunity to go before a
committee and prove his charges.
"The way," he said, "to stop this license
of the press, this free use of ink to blander
this body and its individual members, is
when you have proven one of them a liar,
to bring him there before the bar and
commit him to pribon for contempt, and
if he refuses to answer questions -which
will probe this matter, bring him there and
propound them, and then bay, 'if you do
not answer we will commit you to jail.
Until you do that you stand accused, and
almost convicted in the eyes or the Ameri
can people as cloaking up rascality."
Mr. Gallinger argued thai; the present was
not tne time of the Spanish Inquisition.
The press could not be muzzled in the man
ncr suggested by the Senator from Souih
Carolina He called attention to the de
nial of Senator Aldrlch, and pointed out that
again it was the denial of a United States
Senator against the word of a uewspapper
It was not the proper thing, said Mr.
Gallinger, for an attempt to be made to
railroad the resolution through. If it
could be done ho did not object. Atone
time there was an investigation, and he
had been called before the committee and
placed under oath. Every one had denied
the charge of wrongdoing.
Mr. Tillman declared that some of the
Senators had lied when they denied having
Mr. Gallinger charged Senator Tillman
with inpertinence in endeavoring to have
the committee discharged from the consld-
eration of the resolution, when It had
only been in their hands a few days.
Again did theSenatorfroui South Carolina
arise to discuss tlie question. He desired
to answer the charge of inipeitinence. It
wasa time when an Investigation should be
made. The recent trial of Chapman had
made it possible to compel him to firing
in his books, and show whether or not
Senators had speculated In sugar stock.
Until then tlie public would believe that
some Senators had speculated and
lied out of it. Mr Tflhnan ex
plained that thechalrninn of the committee,
Senator Jones of Nevada, to which the
resolution had been referred, had gone
out of town, Bcrore leaving Washington
Senator Jones had informed him that he
was ready to report the resolution. It
remained for the two other members of
the committee to act. He had endeavored
to get them in consultation, but they w-ire
not ready to act
Mr Jones of Arkansas, a member of
the committee, declared tlia't was im
possible for the chairman to have so re
marked, because it was not true
"Well, he did say so," retorted Senator
The Democratic leader waxed wroth and
responded with considerable warmth
"The chairman made no statement that
he tried to get us to report the resolution
back. It Is not true "
Mr. Tillman then said that what the
chairman had told him was that he had
tried to get the other members of the com
mittee together In some room for a consul
tation "That may be," replied the Senator
from Arkansas; "he did try to get us In
a room for consultation and wo went
"The committee," continued Mr. Jones,
"will repot t tills resolution back, unless
the Senate choos to discharge the com
mittee from its further consideration
But ae one member of that committee I
cannot shut my eyes to some facts that
impress me very strongly. I regard the
Senate of the United States as a respect
able body; I believe the members of the
Senate are gentlemen, as a rule. (Mani
festations of applause in the galleries.)
But when we undertake to assume to
ourselves all the honesty there is In this
country, and to determine that we are
going to undertake to pass on the qualifi
cations of our members, wc are assuming
a great deal gentlemen who have been
elected here, time after time, to seats In
this body and have come here to represent
the people of their States.
"If this Government is not a mistake,
if it is not a failure, tlie people of our
country ought to be capable of selecting
their Senators. If the people of the States
and of the legislatures arc honest, they
want lionest men to represent them. If
they are men or Intelligence they want in
telligent men to represent tliem; and I
respectfully represent that when the Sen
ate of the United States undertakes to
pass upon the question as to wnether a
sovereign State lias sent men of respecta
bility here, that we ought only to proceed
en the gia vest occasion and when the cir
cumstances are such as to Impel action.
"There mustbe some solemnity abontthe
proceedings and I submit to the Senate
that the fact that a man is a member of
tills body, bearing the credentials of a sov
ereign State and tlie indorsement of the
people of his State, who have, perhaps,
sent him here time artcr time, should at
least weigh for something.
"Under these circumstances I believe
that this committee owes to itself and
owes to the Senate that when a proposi
tion of such grave character as this is
submitted for consideration, tlie commit
tee shall take time to consider the ques
tion fairly and fully and dispassionately.
"I have no temper in this matter. I
believe that the Senate ought to look
fairly and fearlessly into any accusation
that comes here with sufficient degree
of force to induce it to believe that it
rests on any substantial basis; hut I do
not believe that the Senate ought to be
started off lightly on any proposition made
by some man. who, perhaps, with the great
est honesty in the world, has been imposed
upon. Under these circumstances it seems
to me the Senate ought to proceed calmly
and deliberately. The Senator from-South
Carolina said that the Senator from Nevada
told him he was. going away In the after
noon, and did not know when he was com
ing back. The Senator from Nevada told
the Senator from New Hampshire and
myself that he would be back tomorrow
I think this master will be taken up in the
committee and disposed of at the proper
"I am not prepared to say that I am
In favor of anything being done further
than I have already indicated. I shall
not act hastily, and no effort, no motion
to discharge the committee, is going to
produce haste on ruy part. I will go
ahead, if the Senate trusts the committee
with the Investigation of the subject, and
examine it to the best of my ability.
"I do not understand the full force of
the Senator's ground of complaint In speak-
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bank to the Senate, by charging that there
was some effoit to fire in his rear, and
that there must be some effort to relieve
him from that. The Senator seemed to
me to lie unfortunate in his reference.
The first charge of this sort that has been
mentioned here this morning was the one
published In a newspaper by ex-Senator
Butler alHjut the Senator from South Caro
liua. Six hours Jater tlie Senator from
South Carolina brings Into the Senate
his resolution, and it does not seem to me
that he ran make out a case against the
other side or firing in his rear under the
Mr. White, In defending the committee,
said that Senator Jones of Arkansas, a
member of that committee, to which
Mr. Tillman's resolution had b'een re
ferred, had been busy on the floor every
day, endeavoring to reframc the pernicious
tanrr bill that had given rise to these
charges, but Mr. White was compelled to
admit that Mr. Jones had not met with
much successlnthatdlrectlon He had per
fect confidence In the committee and be
lieved it would give Mr Tillman's resolu
tion careful consideration nnd report it
hack He did not, however, feel justified in
convicting that committee with being neg
ligent in its duty.
Mr. Hoar demanded a vote on Mr. Tlll
man'b motion to discharge the committee,
and Mr. Gallinger .moved to lay that motion
on the table. wlng to the asourance or
the two members of the committee that
hlH resolution would be reported back, Mr.
Tillman, not desiring to be put In the
attitude of, reflecting upon the committee,
withdrew his motion to have the com
Mr. Tillman said tli.it he would wait
until the matter came up in the regular
order, lor it was evident thut uuder cer
tain influences now at work several Sena
tors favorable to the resolution would
probably vote against it.
And so a decidedly sensational debate
ended, and the Senate resumed the hum
drum consideration of the tariff.
THE TAIIIFF DEBATE.
The Republicans Not Satisfied with
the Progress Made.
The Senate has not yet concluded the
consideration of the iron schedule of tlie
tarirr hih Apparently the Uepublicans are
not saUsried with the progress made, and
at the close of yesterday's session It was
decided, against the protests of the minor
ity, to meet an hour earlier today.
The Tillman discussion consumed much
Urn e yesterday, and it was nearly 2 o'clock
before the debate on the tariff began
The Democrats did all the talking Oc
casionally Senator Allison and Senator
Piatt would question some statement, but
they never enteied into a discussion. The
cutlery rates were first brought up, and
Senator Jones, referring to a table of hi
own, showed the differences between the
rates of the Wilson bill and the Dinpley
blil. The Arkansas member occupied over
half anhourin explaining thedi advantages
of the proposed tariff bill.
He charged that the American manufac
turers control the home markets, and In
barring out certain importations they
worked a great hardship upon the Amer
He argued that competition was impos
sible where combinations were permitted
Senator Turpie, of Indiana, delivered a
vigorous argument against what he termed
supernumerniy and superfluous rates. It
was the ease that these rates impo'-ed
for the sake merely of imposition iere al
ways on the low class of good". It was
to make every man, woman and child tax
payers. Said the Senator: "The un
speakable vice or a so-called protective
system is bad enough, but it is worse yet
to ask Congress to make it a law. It is a
crime against the majority of the citizens
of this country Not a cent of the tat
will benefit the Government, every cent
will go into tlie coffers of the trusts
It is a universal taxation; a tax on knives,
which is paid by the bjys of the country; a
tax on razors, to be paid by the men of
tlie country and also a tav on scissors, im
posed on the women. No one Is exempt "
Senator Turpie remarked sarcastically
that he did not know but that a mistake
had been made with the bill. It should have
been leferreil to the Committeuon Pensions
Some might say they are service pensions
"Yes, they are," declared the speaker,
"for service in the campaign of last
November; a service in the conquest which
was the result of promises made but easily
An aineudment.'offerod by Senator Jones,
that none of the cutlery articles should
pay more than 60 per cent ad valorem was
lost by a vote of 29 nays to 17 yeas.
Senator Vest offered a substitute to the
paragraph on table cutlery, but It was re
jected by a vote of 23 in the negative
and 11 in the affirmative, Senator Stewart
of Nevada voting with the Republicans.
The remaining paragraphs relating to files,
rasps, etc.; muskets, and muzzle-loading
shotguns; double barreled and breach-loading
guns, was adopted as reported by the
Senator Test objected to a duty of 40
per cent ad valorem on euameled and
The paragraph was adopted without
amendment. An effort to amend the rates
on cut rails and cut spikes of Iron or
steel was unsuccessful. Then followed the
consideration of tbe paragraphs relating to
horseshoe nails, wire nails, tacks, needles,
and spikes. Steel plates will continue
under a 25 per cent ad valorem, the same
as adopted by the House, and rivets of iron
or steel will be taxed two cents per pound.
Following the iron schedule, aluminum will
be next considered.
Tnlcott Ashe for a Kew Trial.
Lawyer Campbell Carrington will argue
his motion for a new trial In the case or
Albert B. Talcott, the aged electrician of
the House of Representatives, before Judge
Kimball today. Talcott has been tried
and found guiltyot committing criminal as-
saults upon fivt little girls on his nrcmise.s
SENATE SUOffi SCHEDULE
Democrats WilI,onjent Them
NO AMENDMENTS, TO OFFER
A .Statement to The Times Indi
cating the Chnracter of the At
tack to Be Wade by Senator
IVliite, Jones nnd VeHt Preum
turcT Calculations Upset.
Discussing the sugar schedule yesterday,
Senator White, who more than any other
Democrat in the Senate, is conveisanfivith
that schedule, said that he did not beiieve
the Democrats would offer any nmemlm-mt
when thatpartof the bill is j cached There
was, ho mid, abundant, evidence or the
fact that the Uepublicans Intended to with
draw theii schedule and substitute other
the House rules or a substitute based upon
specific duties. The Democrats would con
tent th'-niselveH With a criticism cr the
schedule, and for this rartlcular part of
the work Senators, White, Vetand Jones
have thoroughly prepared themselves The
character of their attack lh witnessed in
the following statement by theDemj ratio
members, which was yesterday furnished
to The Times:
"In fixing any rates of duty and in at
tempting in advance to announce ttieir
effects on the revenue, on the interested
industries, and as burdens to the taxpayers,
It Is necessary to note the conditions
abroad and the probable tendencies of
markets for the future.
"The .false encouragement given in boun
ties by continental countries has resulted
in overproduction abroad, and in so de
pressing tlie world's sugar markets that
since the enactment of the present law
prices of sugar have so declined that our
revenues have fallen away -more than a
third below what was computed these
rates would yield at the time the law
was passed, nnd has so cheapened sugars
to the consumers that they have hardly
noticed the burden which 40 per cent on
this necessary of life has imposed.
"It does not seem possible tiiat prices
can go much lower than now; but our con
sul general at Fraukfort In the February
Consular Report, page 167, shows that new
legislation in Germany, instead of reducing
the trouble, as anticipated, by reason of
tlie same tendencies of greed-grasping ben
efits, that prevail there, as here, has ex
aggerated the embarrassments and en
couraged still more burdensome overpro
duction In Germany, and France retaliates
with like legislation
"The result is that while' the Germans
can only afford twelvc'or fifteen pounds
of sugar per capita annually for home
consumption, they make England and the
United States pay fornhc fifty or sixty
pounds pei capita consumed in theie coun
"It seems a foolish policy, as any ono
must admit who read? Consul General
Mason's letter, but it -'Is continuing and
progressive Just now; nnd 'will probably
result In still lower prices, which will set
at nnughi any calculations' offered at this
time on the effects of tlie' duties proposed
in this bill. '
"The amount of protection afforded by
any system of rates on sugar, especially
when these are partly or1 entirely ad va
lorem, depends, or course, In great measure
upon the relative Invoice prices of the Taw
and refined sugars-, and these are Just the
elements which the layman haa no means
of determining, and wliich the parties most
interested decline to furnish.
"If the latter were quite Ingenuous, the
matter would still be complicated and un
certain by reason of fluctuations, of dif rer-
eucesln different marked at dlffereat ports
andin different seasons. When the present
law was enacted sugar waa more than a
cent higher than, at the present time, and
the 40 per cent rate fixed was calculated
and realized a half ceat more per pound on
our tremendous importations'.
"In criticising the estimates made by
Hon. William L. Wilson on the rates pro
jwsed by tlie Senate bill, Senator Aldrlch
(Record p. 1557) says: 'German cranu-
lated, the price of which I have already
fchown, in the month of March was 2.3
cents per pound.'
"And on page 1539 of the Record, In a
table given to show how irregularly rnd
unfairly the proposed rates of the Dinglcy
bill affect the varioua grades' of raw
sugars, the import price for each grade of
sach raw 6ugars is given by Senator
"Taking these prices as a basis and
using the drawback allowance of pounds
of each grade established by the Govern
ment from 101 pounds of 99-degree su
gar to nearly 147 pounds of 75-degree test
to make 100 pounds of granulated the
margins found in the following tables show
the differences of the duties paid on the
raw and refined sugars, usually accepted
as the measure of protection.
"The.e are, of course, misleading, biiice
in the 114 94 pounds of 92-degree sugar
there is not only realized 100 pounds of
hard refined sugar, but several pounds of
valuable soft sugars and molasses.
"Before the Ways and Means Commit
tee Mr W. J. McCahnn, of Philadelphia,
a refiner, staled that he had calculated
the cost-of refining in his icf.'nery for a
"In that time, running on from one-half
to two-thirds time, using 96 degrees cen
trifugals, it cost him 56 cents jer 100
pounds to refine the sugar, but he added:
'There is 26 cents waste to come out of
"This is on 9G-degree sugar, and there
is but seven pounds, out of which to realize
tlie 26 cents. It ought not to be less on
lower grnde sugars, where the allowance
runs as high as forty-six pounds, ami this
adds a quarter of a cent per pound pro
tection to any circulation which makes
tlie Government drawback allowance the
basis for computing tlie margin of profit
to the refiner. '
"It is assumed in ail these calculations
that the refiners turn out no, white sugar
except the 100-degrees'test. Yet oentrifu
gals of 66 to 97 degrees may be used and
04-degree refined white sugar result, In
which case, instead of a waste, more
pounds of refined sugar come out than
went in of tlie raw sugar.
"Tills condition cannot, -and ought not, to
have any bearing upon any calculation as
to margins, but ought to bo an answer to
the brazen and the foollsii, who alone claim
that the protection in the rate on refined
sugar Is limited to what Is left after sub
tracting the duties paid on 115 pounds
of 92-degree or 122 pounds of 88-degree
"To show how entirely these calculations
rest upon thu values of the sugars, it is
only necessary to compare page 636 of the
Ways and Means testimony, where Mr.
Payne, of the committee, suggests, and Mr.
McOahan, the refiner, does not dissent, that
the rates established by the committee do
not vary o per cent on any grade, and
Senator Aldrich's table, Record, page 1559,
which shows those rates range from 78 per
cent on 99-degree sugar to 144 per cent
ad valorem, on that of 75 degrees tests''
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The World of Business.
ait TyH Street Yesterday.
New York, June 3. The reappearance
of roreign banking houses as buyers of
securities in this market today gave it a
tone of stretigth It might otherwise have
lacked, for it was beginning to feel the
effects of the heavy profit-taking of the
week. The professional room-traders also,
W'ho have become unaccustomed to a con
tlnued movement in the market lasting
over two days, were disposed to nlay for
a reaction, using no other reasoning than
that the market has had an advance,
which to their minds implies tlie necessity
for n complementary decline. At any
rate, the market showed that the sales
of stocks since Tuesday had readily been
absorbed, and an increased borrowing
demand in the stock loan crowd Indicated
that, in pursuance of their market theo
ries, the room traders had caused an en
largement of the short account.
The favorable disposition of foreign
operations was noticeable in both stock and
bond markets, their purchases in the stock
market being in excess or 10.000 shaies,
and, as usual, theycarrledgreatsentimentdl
weightln shaping the sentlmentof the day.
The volume of business was ujon a very
fair aeale and the trading was notably
actlve in the Grangers, Chicago Gas and
Sugar. The aggregate transactions dur
ing the day were, of course, reduced by
reason or the suspension or business from
11.15 to I o'clock, on account of the
sudden death of a member on the floor of
the exchange, but before and after that
pfrlod the trading was very animated
On the announcement that the dividend of
United StaU-s Rubber preferred had been
reduced at a meeting of the directors from
l-4al-P, the common broke shaiply, but
the affairs of the concern are not such
as to pioduce a general effect.
It was perhaps significant that the most
decided strength was shown by tho.e
stocks not heretofore prominent In the
advance; namely, Sugar and the Coalers.
Rumors that the governor of Illinois had
signed the consolidation bill attended a
rapid advance in Chicago Gas in the late
dealings The rumors were later confirmed
A rapid decline In Western Union in final
dealings unsettled the general market,
wnicn ciou at pronounced recessions
from the highest prices of the day.
New York Stock Market.
Corrected dally by W. D. Hihbs & Co.,
Bankers and Urokers .Members of the
N. 1". Stock Exchange, 1427 F street
On. llfzh. I.owrClns
nicrlcan Spirit 10 Wtf ID lu,l
A.morIcan Snirits. pfd. '
Am. Sugar Refinery. ... 110 -ru i n
mcrican h-rsar. pfu... l(M lo P4X 105
American Tobacco. 714., 7-'X 7l?i "2
Vtchison Top. it s. P.. ll 11; n jji;
Atcli..Top.ind.".F.nril.. 23"' 2 V, 23 23
Amcrlran Cotton Oil
Ilnltiumre & Ohio 9s 9k Q 9J
Hay State Oas .?. .... ....
Otnada Southern 9 49 4HK S?'
U-maila Pacific b'Mi E0V 9 i to ,
i Iiesapeakc.tniiio 17 I7& I TVi 17-,
C..C. C. AJSt. L, '-'4 2-5 21 21J.'
Iiicago, liar, .t Quincv. 75J 79 4 :S? 78i,
liucago & Northw'n.... lfS luiji I0S 10S.S
soji s: tsa
'. -M. in J St. 1.
C, It. Land P
KM., Lac. & Wct-
Delaware it l.udson
Denv. i R. Grandr.pfd
oeuerai Klectrlc. ."..."..
LuuibVlllb Jfc Nashville..
..!., K. A-T. pfd
.x.itionai Lead Co.
national Lead Co... pm.
' "X 7G9i
18 tfc?i (u M-
iifjf 1I7J-I l'dvl UGJ
L3;i 1 i ItfJ?J IlH
3t?i 3 !U -iia
iC& usl iis' u'b".
Vi.k 107)4 lo;.. U. ,j
7 ?5 5 to
15-f li I42i
-9'. 19i .9
17 2. AfiZ
.' jersey uentrai.
71 -.2 74
New York Central lOu jlw pji'j IOOAi
.Sortueru P-cinc pld..
Ontario & W esteru....'
t'una. fc Reading. ,
.southern iuiiwtyt pfd!
1'oi.aa i'acihc ,
1 euu. Coal Ji Iron ,
U. s. Leaiuerpiu
tVlieettug dc L. crxe....
. & L. .t. plti
Wcst.Uuiuu Tej. Co
ib.S Ittfa ly-; lr;.
'JftAi -8t isy :"
1 l i! i-
10 2j?s li; Us
! 'XA 7, ,h
00 5-h 6. 65
H 14 H 11
:t a a
to bo ;tA J.y.
The market held fairly well during most
of the uay, but. tlumped off perreptlhly
toward tlie lafct. People are of Ulffereut
opinions, naturally, as to u hat will occur
today. It does not seem probable that
there will be any large decline, ana it
may be that prices will hold up, and even
advance, ae there seems no reason in any
changed condition of things for fright
on the pan of the bulls. Just how oeep
this movement goes will probably be de
cided when the people, who have been
buyiug during tlie last three or four days,
wish to take their profits. If there has
been much buying for investment, the
Ikjoui niayconttnue; but if the advance is a
matter of manipulation, helped on by small
tiaders, realizing will knock it all to pieces.
Ludenberg, Thalman & Co. are etill of
the opinion that the market is a purchase.
Dow, Jones & Co. say of the situation:
There has been talk in the room today of
Standaid Oil selling in various stocks.
Traders think theie has been more real
izing than heretofore, and that the market
begius to look less one-sided than of kite.
It is obvious, however, that but few tell
ing orders follow declines. The selling
is more on the advances. It is surndted
that the Use in Sugar may have been in
tended partly to help sell other stocks.
There is no Washington news of import
ance on Sugar today. The buying in B.
& Q. Is put down to Boston.
The belief is very strong that Southern
Railway will declaie a dividend of 1 per
cent in a short time. It seems very prob
able that this stock will advance, though
not as rapidly as some others, of course.
The annual meeting ot the Northwestern
directors was held in Chicago yesterday.
The regular dividend or 1 3-4 per cent on
the preferred and 2 1-2 per cent on the
common stock was declared. A prelimi
nary statement prior to the regular yearly
Rtatemcut to lie declared later is to the
effect that between 6 and 7 per cent was
earned on the common stock.
Trading in the Grangers continues laige
and important Burlington and St I aul
coming lu for a great amount of business.
Omaha is not doing as well as was ex
pected, lagging behind the other Grangers,
and perhaps cannot expect more than to
hold Its own even In an advance. Town
Topics' Financial Bureau says of tlie
Grangers: "Burlington will reach 90. St.
Taul's earnings are inagnilicent, with one
Sunday more and one working day less."
Town Topics also calls attention to the fact
that President McKinley told us again, at
the banquet- of the International Commer
cial Congress, that "good times are on
the way M It Is doubtful if many people,
however, willattach any great signifi
cance to this remark of President Mc
Kinley' s, as he and his people have made
it before several times.
Mr. Carley says of this market: "Once
more the market looks a little weary, but
the general public is gaining in confidence
and we think there are new buyers enough
to balance the professional selling under
Bueh circumstances; the market will have
superficial weakness, but not have a re
action ot importance. Good stocks should
be bought and chances of reaction ignored."
"Washington Stock Exchange.
Sales Metropolitan Bank, 19 at 300S
Lincoln National Bank, 2 at 125: Wash
ington Gas, 00 at 43 1-4; Lincoln Fireln-
l surancc, LOO at 8 3-4; Pneumatic Gun Car-
riage, 100 at 40; Mergenthaler Linotype,
7 at 121 5-8; Lanston Monotype; 10at8 1-2;
100 at 8.
IT. H.Vs. R190-Q J HO
D. 8.48, V. I907Q J 112
U. 8. 48. 19.'5 123X
U. S. o's. 1WM Q, F U3
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BONDS.
5slS&9'-2e-yoar. Funding" 1'rt
(is 1902 '-KO-rear Kundia-" gold ... 112
7s 1901, Water btock" currency.. U3,
7s 19a-'", "W ater Stock" currency. lUJi
Funding" currency 'UGo'a Hi
Mot. RR fis.1923 Hi
Mot. R RConv. Cs 116
Met. It R Cort. of Indebtedness
belt K R Lb. l"2l to
Kckmeton R Ru's JO
Columbia R R ls. ISM 110"f
Wash Gas Co. Ser A. C VVri-izt. .. Ill
ash Gas Co. Scr li.U'g. lfl0l-'29.. 115
Cliesanil I'ot Tel 6's. IS9(t.l9cJI IjI
Am Sec A TrS's. 1 and A. 1903.... 100
Am Sec & Tr Vs. A and O. 190-5.... 1U0
ash .Market Co 1st CS, 19CRM911,
47.0:0 retired annually 109
Wash Market Co hnptTs. 12-"7 h9
Wash Market Co cxt'n ffs, lH-27.. 109
Masonic Hall Association a-.. 1903. 103
Wash Lt Inf IstG's, 19JI
KATIONAI. BANK STOCKS.
Rank ol Washington
Hank or Republic ""
Metropolitan " ,
Farmers' ana .Mccliauics."..."""
Trail Ta" '.'.'."".'"
.. 2C3 ....,
.. 290 SOI
.. 175 115
. 12J' Hi
. 1UI 1U7
. 95 99
. 105 RG
bAFE DEPOSIT AVD TRUST COiTPANIBa.
Nat. .Safo Deposit anil Trust 1M 117
Wash. Loar. and Trust 12 nj
Auior.'ucnrity amlTrust....: ...I Hi'
Wash. Hale Depoiit 50 "
Capital Traction Co Sl 5JW
Metropolitan m uq
GAS AND KLECrjilC LIQIITSTOCKS.
Washington Gas 41 431$
U. a. JUectric Ulit Ul 91$
etropolitai c5 .".'.'.'.'.
Corcoran .-. 55 "
I'oiuiuac $G)( '.'.""
Arilsigtou 12s Hi
(jeriuau American 135
National Union 10 ""
Columbia 12 iju
Wggs 7,V bv,
i'eojjle's 5 g
Commercial 33 "
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Real Jistato Title 03 103
Columbia Title. 5 5.'
Chesapeake and Potomac. i "'tis"
American (jrapiioiibuue a.; uu
American OrapnopUune, pill lu 11
l'ueumatic Uuu Carriage.... a .45
Mergenthaler Linotype (new) 121 122
Lanston Monotype 7? S
W'jsuuijrton MarKot 11
Great Falls ice 115 15
Nor. and , ash. Steamboat ....
Chicago. June 3. Wheat was moreactive
and averaged higher today, at one time
being a cent over last night's close. The
strength of the Liverpool market, which is
quoted from l l-2d. to 2 1-ld. above yes
terday was tbe principal bull factor. The
trade was local, however, and shorts were
the best buyers. Northwestern receipts,
while smaller than last week, and last
year, were liberal, 358 cars. Clearances
were large, 532,0000 busbe!3. There was
considerable talk about rust In Texas and
Oklahoma. Manitoba reports needed rain.
The cash business was very light, 45,000
bushels, all for milling account- The
marketclosed tame andunchaugedatopen
Chicago Grain and Provision Market.
Corrected dally by W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
Bankers nnd Brokers. Members of the
N. ST. Stock .Exchange, 1427 F street.
Open. His!". Low. CJos.
July. 3 6SJJ 6S tS-tf
Sept 05 lOWs 61' BIJJ-X
July 24 ;; 245. ;i
Sept. '-"jX -oj-s-C 3i -L.X
July. 13 ISf is 1SVS
Sept li 'Hx" 13 ibtf
July 7.80 "V5 7.65 1S5
Sept 7-S2 "' 7.72 7.90
July. AGO :J.60 3.55 3.57
Sept. It" J.G7 3.B5 3.67
Jaly 1.30 4.30 4.25 4.V
Sept. tit' a.35 V.T -rj
New York Cotton Market.
Commission Stofck Brokers,
013 Fifteenth St. 'Phone 305.
Robert Lindblom & Co.,
1 AND TRUST CO. S
Money to Loan. !
Thts company has money to loan
on listed collateral securities at s
lowest rate or Interest.
C. J. BELL, President
W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
BANKERS and BROKERS.
Mcu.berd JiVr York Stock Ec&.i.i;:i.
1427 F Street.
LADENBURG, THALMANN i c j
The National Safe
Ofthe District of Columbia
CORNER 1BTU ST. AND NEW YORK AVE.
Chartered by special act of Congresa.
."an., 1HU7, and act of Oct., 1800, ant
Capital, One Million Dollar.
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members ot tho New Yorlt Stock Ex-
change, 1419 F st.. Glover building.
Correspondents of Messrs. Moore & Schley,
Hankers ana Dealers in Government Bond.
Deposits. Exchange. Loan.
Railroad Stocka and Bonds and all securi
ties listed on the exchanges ot New York.
Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore boughs
A specialty made of Invcstmentsecurltlca.
District bonds and all local Railroad, Gaa,
Insurance and Telephone fitook dealt In
American Bell Telephone Stock bought
and add. mnis-t2
T. J. Hodgen & Co.
Brokers and Dealers,
Stocks, Cotton) Grain and Provisions,
Booms 10 ani 11 Corcoran Balliiaj,
Corner I5:U and F streets, and G03 7th. st a?
NEWS FROM ALElftUDlffll
The Fire Thonght to Have Been o
of Incendiarr Origin.
A Portion of tlie Amerlcus' KJncj'
Remitted Columbia Fire Co-ja-1
puuy Will Go to Auuapoll.s.
Alexandria, Va.f June 3. Tne scene of
this morning's destructive file on' tho
rf-ver iront, between Trince and Duka
streets, has been visited today by thou
sands of the citizens of Alexandra, ana
many peisyns, who had read the accounts
of the conflagration, came over fiuna
Washington and viewed the binned di
tricl. All day gangs of men t.a-ve be;a
engaged in tenting down the walls of the
massive bticfc structures which were in.
a tottering condition. The yard engine
of the Southern Railway was utilized in
demolishing the walls of the buildings
along Union street, which hud been leftj
in a dangerous condition. j
Capt Herbert Bryan, in whose establkh
ment the fire originated is confident Unit;
it was the work of an incendiary. A.
stranger was seen in the vicinity late yes
terday evening, actingin a suspicious man
ner, and it is thought by some that he may- -have
been the firebug. .
Tlie people of Alexandria freely express
their tnanksfor thepromptiiesu with which
Assistant Chief Bell and the Washington
authorities responded to the appeal for
It Is understood th,at the Virginia Beef
Extract Company will securcanother build
mg and resume operations at otue Capt,'
Bryan will also rebuild his fertilizer piano
as soon as possible. j?
It is expected that the serious results'
of the fire will cause the city to add &
tnird engine to the department, which ha
been aotatcd for jme time past.
The United States Government has re
mitted $95 of tlie fine impoted upon tho
owners or the steam launch Americus.
In the corporation court today an orde?
was entered in the case of Devers against.
Sweeney, directing a re-sale of property.
John Ilarris, colored, was fined $20 !a
the police court today for trespassing on
Southern Railway cars and carrying a
At a meeting of the Columbia Fire Com
pany ,it was decided to go to Annapolis,
Md., on Wednesday next, via the Penn,
tylvauia railway. Tbe Columbia steamer
will be entered in the fire engine contest,
A vote of thanks was extended to th3 rrltl
7cns who furnished refreshments at tha
fire this morning. (
Miss Nina Virginia Carlln, daughter of
Mrs. Martha J Carlln, wa? mariled r.laji;
at noon to Mr John Stephens Baker, of
Beverly, Mass. The ceremony was per
formed in St. Pciul's Church, by tho
pastor, Rev P P. Philbps. The groom's
best man was Mr Walter Boyden, of
Providence. There were no bridesmaids j
The bride was given away by her brother,
Mr. George B Carlin. After a breakfast
at the home of thebride on Duke street. Mr.l
and Mrs Baker lert on the 3:23 train for a' '
trip through the South. They will make
their future home in Beverlv. I
The meeting of the board of police com
missioners, to have been held tonight to
investigate tbe charges preferred againsft
Police Sergeant Smith and Officer Fer
guson. has been postponed until Monday
Mr. W. E. Stonnell and Mr. Wensley.of
the Theological Seminary, were quite badly
Injured today by the upsettingof thebuggy
In" which they were driving at Hooff's run,
Virginia Scorcher Arrested.
Wade Goodwin, a young bartender from
Virginia, was speeding along Pennsyl
vanla avenue on his bicycle last nighti
when he was overhauled by Bicycle Police
man Estes and escorted to the Twelfth
street station. He deposited 5 collateral
for his appearance in the police court
this morning to answer the charge ot
Should be read daily, as changes may,
occur at any Ume. J
FOREIGN MAILS for the week ending
June 3. l-97,clofce promptly at this offica
JfRlUAY (b) At 7:20 p. m. , Tor Europe,
per s. s. Lucauia", from r'ew York, via
Queeustown. Letters for France. Switzer
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Printed Matter, Etc. German Eteamera
sailing rroin .New lork on Tuesdays take.
printeu. matter, etc.. Tor Germany, and
specially addressed printed matter, eta.
Tor other parts ot Europe.
The American and White Star steamers
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German steamers on Thursdays, and the
Uunard, French and German tteamera on
Saturdays, take printed matter, etc., for
nil countries Tor which they are advertised
to carry mail.
.Mali ror soiitn ana Central Amer
ica, nest males, 4.tc.
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basco and Xucatan, per s. s. City of
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per s. s. Prlns F. Hendrik, from New 1'orlc
Letters for Venezuela, Curacao, Trinidad
and British aud Dutch Guiana must be di
rected "i'er Prins F. llendiik."
Mails for Newioundlaud. by rail to Hall
fax aud thence via steamer. cloe hero
daily, except Sunday, at 12.03 p. in., and
on Sundays only at 11:35 a. m.'Ui
Mails for Miquelon, by rail to Toston and
thence via steamer, clo-e here daily an
3:00 p. m.(a)
Mails for Cuba (except thoe for San
tiago de Cuba, which will he forwarded
via New lork up to the 10:35 p. m.
closlug Wednesday) close here !aily ac
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sailing Mondays and Thursdays from Pore
Mails for Mexico, overland, (except those,
Tor OampeOne.cniapas, Tabasco and Yuca
tan, which will be forwarded via New
lork, after tlie Wednesday overland close,
up to the 10:55 p m. close Friday) closo
here daily at 7:10 a. m.(d)
Mails for China and Japan, per s. s.
Tallinn, from Tacoma, clo-se here daily up
to June t. at G-30 p. m.(d)
Mails for Hawaii, per s. s. Australia,
from San Francisco, close here dally up
to UU10 p. in. June 9. (d)
Mails fot China and Japan (specially ad
dressed only), per s. s Empress of Japan,
from "Vancouver, close here daily up to
tmo p. in. June 14. (d)
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Wot Australia, which will be forwarded
via Europe), New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji
and Samoan Islands, per s. . Mariposa,
from San Francisco, close here dally up
to 6::io p. m. June 10. (d)
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Tropic Bird, from San Francisco, closo
here daily up to 030 p. in. June 24. (d)
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to tho port of sailing daily, and tho
schedule or closings s arranged on thor
presumption ot their uninterrupted over
land transit. I
(a) Registered mall closss at 10
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(c) Registered mall closes at 0
(d) Registered mail closes at G
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Tuesdays and Saturdays.
JAMES P. WILLETTv Postmaster.
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