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TIIE TIMES WASHINGTON, STXPTDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1897.
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(Conyiightcd, 1697, by Fiona Maclcod.)
It was a black hour for Archibald Camp
bell, or Gorromalt, in Strathgias, and for
bis wife, aud for Morag, their second
slaughter, whsn the word came that Mulicall
had the soirow of sorrows. What Is pain,
and Is death a thing to fear? But there Is
Borrow that no man can have and yet go
free for evermore of a shadow upon his
biow, and there Is a borrow that no woman
can have, and keep the moonshine In her
eyes. And wnen a woman ha.- thlR sorrow,
It saves or mars her; though, for sure, none
of us may discern just wnat that saving
may be, or from whom or what, or what
may be that bitter or sweet ruin. Wc are
shaped as clay in tho pottei'n hand: ancient
wisdom that we seldom learn till the hand
Is mercifully stall, and the -cssel, finished
for good or evil, is broken.
it ia u I'ue saiug Uiuu memory is like
tile bea-weeu when the tide is in hut the
tide elibal Each frond, each thick spray,
eacfe .tiliuaun or pulpy globe, lives lnjitly
In lh;?ave; the great! water Hfullof M.rauge
minor, of sca-maglc and sea-music; the
hlther-riow and thlthtr-mirge gives con
tinuity and connection to what Jf fluid
and dissolute. Hut when the ebb is far
gone, ami the wrack and the weed He
Mckly in the light-, there is only one con
fiiKiii. iutermauglcd mas. For most of us,
memory is this tide-letL strand; though for
eachtner are paulsor shallows, whlchevpn
the ebb doe& nut lick up iu its thirsty way
leptnward narrow, overshadowed chan
nels to which we have the intangible clews.
Itut for me there will never be any ebb
liue of memory for one mack hour aud one
A wild-lone place it was where wc
lived; among the wet hills, in a country
tapped by slate-back mountains. To the
stranger the whole scene must have ap
peared grimly desolate. We dweller there,
and those of our flan ami the lull-lolk
about and beyond, kuew that there were
three fertile straths hidden among the
wilderness of rock ami bracken: Strath
luor, Strathgorm and Strathgias. It was
In the last we lived. All Strathgias was
owned by Archibald Campbell, and he
leased Strathgorm to where liiti uorromalt
water cut it off from the Lead of Glen
Annct. The house we lived in was a
long, two-storied, white-washed building,
with two projecting flanks. There was no
garden, but only a tangled intato-acre,
and a large unkempt space where the kail
and the bracken flourished side by sjde,
and the kail perishing day by day under
the spreading strangling roots of the
usurper. I he rain in btrathgias rcll when
most other fcpots were fair. The gray Or
black cloud would slip over Ben-Vreac or j
Melheinn, aud would become blue-black
while one were wondering if the wind
would brt it on to Maol-Dunn, whose
j.lootiiy ridge had two thin lines of pine
trees, which, from Slrathgla, stood out
like bristling eyebrows. But, more likely
than not, it would lean slowly eastward, j
and sometime lurch like a waterlogged
vessel, and then spill, through a rising,
misty vapor, a dreary downpour. Ob, the
rain the rain the rainl how weary I
grew of it there; and of the melancholy
meh'Jng of the sheep, that us;d to fill the
hills with a lamentation, terrible, at times,
And yet, I know, and that well, too,
that I am thinking this vision of Tcen
abrae. as the house was called, and oT
Its dismal vicinage, in the light of tragic
memory- For there were seasons when the
rain suspended, or came and went like
fugitive moist shadows; days when the
sunlight and the wind made the moun
tains -wonderful, and wrought the wild
barren hills nearer us to take on a soft
tiom nnil a de.ir. familiar beautv: hours.
even, when, in the hawthorn times, the J
cuckoo called joyously across the plnc
glrt scaurs and corries on Melbelnn, or,
iu summer, the Rwallowsy filled the stiaihs
as with the thridding of a myriad shut
tles. ire eunuch. I was too young to lc
tbere; though, indeed, Morag was no
more than a year older, being twenty,
but when my mother died and fatbpr went
upon the seas upon one of his long whaling
vovages, I was glad to leave my lonely
home In the Carse o Gowrie and go to
Teenabrae in Strathgias, and to be with
mv aunt, that was wire to Archibald
Mac Alasdalr lluadh Archibald Campbell,
as would be called in the lowland way,
or Gorromalt. as he was named by courtesy,
that being the name of his sheep farm
that ran into the two straths where the
Gorromalt watcrsurged turbulently through
a narrow wilderness of wave-scooped, eddy-hollowed
stones and ledges.
I suppose no place could be called life
less that had always that sound of Gorro
malt water, that caselesR lamentation of
the shep crying upon the hills, that hoarse
croaking of th corbies that swam black in
the air betwixt us and Maol-Dunn, that
mournful plaining of the lapwingBas they
wheeled querulously for eyer and ever and
ever. But to a young girl the whole of
this -was an unspeakable weariness.
B-side the servant-folk there were only
Archibald Campbsll, his wife, who was my
aunt. Muireall the elder daughter, and
Morag. These were my folk; but Morag I
lrtvd. In appearance she and I differed
wholly- My cousin Muireall and I were
like each other; both tall, dark haired, dark
browed, with dusky dark eyes, though mine
had no flame in them; and my face, too,
t hongh comely, I am glad to know, had not
thai touch of wildness which made Muir
eall's so strangely attractive, and at tiroes
bo lKautifal. Morag, however, was scarce
over medium height. Her thick, wavy
hair always retained the captive gold that
the sunshine had spilled there; her soft,
white, delicate, wild-rose face was like
none other that I have ever seen; her eyes,
or that hart-lirtlnK blue which spring
mornings have, held a living light that was
fair to see. and gave pain, too, perhaps, be
cause or their plaintive, hillside wildness.
Ab. she was a fawn, Morag soft and
sweet, swift and dainty and exquisite
as a fawn in the green fern.
Gorromalt himself was a gaunt, stern
man. He was six feet three, but looked less, J
liccausj or a sroop. icaiwayp seemed tome
as if his eves pulled him forward; brooding,
somber, olw-cure eyes, of a muiky gloom.
His hair was Iron-gray and matted: black
or, but matted and tangled, his thick beard:
and his fncewas furrowed like Ben Scorain
of the Corries. I never saw hlmlnanyother
dress than a gray shepherd tweed with a
plaid, though no Campbell in Argyll was
prouder than he, and he allowed no plaid
that was not of the taitan of MacCalllm
Mor. He was what, tli-ra,they called ablack
Protectant: for the people In that part held
to the ancient faith. True enough, for sure,
all the same: for his pity was black.and the
milk or kindness in him must have been like
Gorromalt water In spate.
Toor Aunt Elspcth! Mv heart often bled
for her. I do not think Archibald Campbell
was unkind to hen but he was harsh, and
his sex warlike a black wall toher.against
which her shallow waters surged or crawled,
alike vainly. There was to her something
at once teirible and Biblical in this wall
of cruel strength, this steadfast Inde
pendence of love or the soft ways of the
faltering speech of love. There are women
who hate men with a deep and appalling
hatred who live with their husbands year
after year: who fear and serve them; wim
tend them In life and minister to them in
death; who die, before or after, with a
slaying thirst, a consuming hunger. Of
these unhappy housemates, of desolate
hearts and unfrequented lips, my Aunt
Elspcth was one.
It was on u null Sunday afternoon that
the dark hour came of which I have spoken.
The rain fell among the hills. There was
none on the north side of Strathgias, where
Tecuabrae stood solitary. The remembrance
is on me keen Just now; how I sat there, on
the bench In front of the house, side byslde,
with Morag, In the hot, August damp, with
the gnats pinging oihend, and not a
sound else, nave the loud raucous surge of
Gorromalt water, thirty yaids away. In a
chair near ussat my Aunt ENpcth. Beyond
her on a milking stool, with his chin in his
hands aud hlselboWH on his kuccs, washer
husband. There was a gloom upon us all.
The day Jwfore, as soon as Gorromalt had
returned from Castle A vale, high up on
Strathmor, we had seen the black cast
wind in his eyes. But he had said nothing.
We guessed that his visit to the Englishman
at Castle Avale, who had bought the Thiee
Straths from Sir Ewan Campbell, of Drum
doon, had proved fruitless, or at least un
satisfactory. It was at the porildge on
the Sablwth morning that he told ua.
"And and we must go, Archibald?''
asked his wife, her lips white, and the
deep withered creases on her neck ashy
Ho did not answer, but the tumbler
cracked In his grip, nnd the splintered glass j
fell into his plate. The split milk trickled
oft the table on to the end of hi1 plaid,
aud o to the floor. Luath, the collie,
slipped forward, with, her tongue lolling
greedily; but her eye caught the stare of J
the silent man and with u whine aud a sud
den insweep of her tail, sh slunk back.
Itmusthavebceunigh an hour later, that
"No. Elspcth." he said. "There "will be
no going away from here tor you and me
till we go feet foremost."
Before the afternoon we had leard all;
how he had gone to see this English lord
who had "usurped" Drumdoon: how he had 1
not gained an Interview, and had seen no I
other than Mr. Lalug, the East-Lothian
factor. He had had to accept bitter hard
terms. Sir Ewan Campbell was in Madras
with hi regiment, a ruined ninn; lie would
never be liomc again, and. if home, would
be a stranger in the Three Straths, where
lie aud his had bred and where his kin
dred had been born and had died during
six centuries baek. There was no hope.
This Lord Greyshott wanted more rent,
and he also wanted Strathgorm for a deer
run. We werefcittlng.brooding on thescthlngs
in our ears the fierce words tliatGorron alt
had said, with bitter curses upon the sell-
Ingof the ancient land and the betrayal of
Morag was In one of her strange moods.
I saw her with her shining eyeb, looking at
the birch that overhung the small, foam
ingliun bejond us, just as though she taw
the soul of It, and the soul with strange
speech to It.
" Where Is Muireall?" she said lo me, sud
denly. In a low voice.
"Muireall?'' I repeated, "Muireall? I
am not for knowing, Morag. Why do you
ask? Bo you want her?"
She did net answer, but wenton.
"Have von seen liim again?"
"Jasper Morgan, this English lord's
A long silence followed. Suddenly Aunt
Elspeth started. Pointing to ,-i figure com
ing from the peat-moss at the hither end of
Strathmor, she asked who it was. as she
could not free without her spectacles. Her
husband rose, staring eagerly, lie gave
a grunt of disappointment when he recog
nized Mr. Allen Stewart, the minister of
As the oiu man drew near we watched
him steadfastly. 1 have the thought that
each one of us knew he was coming to tell
us evil news; though nunc guessed why or
what, unless Morag, mayhap.
When he had shaken bands and blessed
the house and those within it, Mr. Stewart
sat down on the bench beside Morag and
me. I am thitiking ho wanted not to see
the eyes of Gorromalt; not to see the white
face of Aunt Elsreth.
I heard him whisper to my dear that he
wanted hertogointo the house for a little.
But she would not. The birdeen knew that
sorrow was upon them. He saw "no" in
her eyes, and forbore.
"And what is the thiug that is on your
lips to tell, Mr. Stewart?" said Gorro
malt, at last, half mockingly, half sullenly.
"And how arc you for knowing that
I have anything to tell, Gorromalt?"
"Sure, man, If a kite can see tire shadow
of a mouse a mite away.lt can see a black
cloud on a hill near by."
"It's a black cloud I bring, Archibald
Campbell: alas, even so. Ay. sure, it is
a hlaokcloud.lt Is. Godmeltthcpaluofit!"
"Them is no good in wading in heather.
Gorromalt, and you, Mrs. Campbell, and
you, too, Mary Cameron, must just be brave.
It Is God's will.'
"Speak, man, and don't be winding the
shroud all the time. Let us be hearing and
seeing the thing you have brought to tell
It was at this moment that Aunt Elbpeth
half rose, and abruptly reseated herself,
raising thcwhllca deprecatory feeblehand.
"Is it about Muireall?" she asked, quiver
ingly. "She went away, to the church at
Kilbrcnn.iu, at sunrise: and the water's in
spate all down Strathgorm. Has shebeen
drowned? Is it death upon Muireall? is it
Muireall? I sit Muireall?"
"She is not drowned, Mrs. Campbell."
At that she sat back, the staring dread
subsiding from her eyes. But at the minis
ter's words Gorromalt sldwly turned Ills
face and body sot hat hefrontedthespeakcr.
Looking at Morag, 1 saw her race, white as
the cauna. Her eyes swain in wet shadow.
"It is not deatli, Mrs. Campbell," the
old man repeated, witli a strange, uneasy,
furtive look, as ho put his right hand to his
stiff, white necktie, and flutteringly fin
"In the name 'o God, man, speak outP'
"Ay, ay.CurapbcU: ay, ay, bull nmspcak
ing I am for the telling but but, sec you,
Gorromalt, be pitiful be "
Gorromalt rose. I never realized how tall
he was. There was height to him, like unto
that of a son of Anak.
"Woll, well, well.lt Is Just for telling you
I'll be. Sit down, Gorromalt, sit down, Mr.
Campbell, sit down, man, sit down! Ah,
sure, now, that Is better! Well, well, God
save us all from the sin that is in us; but
be if I could, but but "
"But what!" thundered Gorromalt with
a voice that brought Malsic and Kirstcen
out of the byte, where they were milking
"He ha3 the mercy. He only! And It is
this, poor people: it is this: Muireall has
come to sorrow."
"What soi row Is the sorrow that is on
''The sorrow or woman."
A terrible oath leapt from Gorromalt's
lips. His wife sat in a stony silence, her
staring eyes filming like thoe otn stricken
bird. Morag put her left baud to her heart.
Suddenly Archibald Campbell turned to
"Morag, what Is the name of that man
whom Muireall came to know when she
and jtqu went to that Sodom and Gomor
fch. which men call London?"
"His name was Jasper Morgan."
"Has she ever seen him since?" .
"I think so."
"1'ou ttiink? What will you be thinking
for, girl? Think! There will be time
enough to think while the lichen grows
gray on a now-rall'ii rock! Out with it!
Out with it! Have they met? Has he been
here? Is lie the tiiau?" Gorromalt took
a stride forward, Ids race shadowv with
anger, his eyes ablaze. "Out with it,
girl! What uo you kuow7"
"I know nothing."
"It is a. lie, ami it is knowing it I am!"
"It is no He; 1 know nothing. I fear
Ami who will Jasper Morgau be?"
"Are you not for knowing that, rather?"
"Why, what meaning are you at?" cried
the man, bewildered.
"Who will Jnsper Morgan be but the son
of Stanley Morgan?"
"Stanley Morgan! Stanley Morgan! I
am no wiser. Do you wish to send me mad.
Speak out out with it!"
"Why, Gorromalt, what is Drumdoon's
name?" broke in Mr. Stewart.
"Drumdoon Why, Sir EAvan-ah.no, for
sure 'tis now that Englisli breadtaker, that
Southern lund snatcher, who calls him
self Lord Greyshott. And whtitthcn? Will
it be for "
"Aren't you for knowing his name? No?
Campbell, man, it. is Morgan Morgan."
AH this time AuntElspeth had sat silent.
She now gave a low cry. Her husband
turned and looked at her. "Go into the
house," he said harshly; "this wiill not
be the time for whimpering; no, by God.
it is not the time for whimpering woman."
She rose, and walked feebly over to Mr.
"Tell me all." she said. Ah, grief to see,
Ihe pain in her old, old eyes and no tears
there at all, at all!
"This niuii, Jasper Morgan, that is son
of Lord Ureyhott, is here now. She has
seen him. And now all is over. There
is this note only. It is for Morng.
Gorromalt leaned forward to take it.
But I had seen the wild look in Morng's J
eyes, and I snatched it from Mr. Stewart,
and gave it to my dear, who slipped it be
neath her handkerchief.
Sullenly hei father dr.ewup, scowled, but
said nothing. WW
"What else," he asked, turning to the
"She Is dying I"
"Ay, alas, alas tha ceo air a bheinn
the mist Is on the hill and sh Isso.oung,
too, and so fair, ay and so sweet and "
"That will do, Allen Stewart! That will
do! It is dying she is, yon arc for telling,
"Mulicall Is dying, Alexander Campbell.
Will you be coming lo sec her, who is your
"No: let her death be on her! But It's a
soon easy deatli It is! She that slcr here
this very last night, aud this morning away
"cross the moor like a leaping doe, before
sunburst and an hour to that!
"She is as the Argyll Arms in Kilbrcn
nan. She met the man there. An hour
after he had gone they found her lying on
tll-' deerskin on the hearth, and Hhe with
Liu-ut-a ui mukiicss on ncr, ami grace-wiiue,
because of the poison thprfe beside her. And
now, Archibald Campbell, it is not refusing
you will be to come to your own daughter,
and she with death upon her, and at the
edge o tl:e silence!"
But with that Gorromalt uttered wild i
Kivajxe worus aim tnrust the old man be
fore him, and bade him begone, and cursed
Scarce, however, was the minister gone,
and he. muttering sore and frowninp dark
ly al that, than Gorromalt reeled und feel.
The blond had risen to his brain, and he
had a tiroke- Sure, the sudden hand of
God is a terrifying thinn! It was all wo
could do, with the help or Maisie and Kirs- 1
teen, to lift and drag him to his bed.
But an lumrafterthnt. when the danger
was over, I went to seek Morag. I could
find her nowhere. Malsie had seen her
last. I thought that she had taken one of
the horses from the stable, and ridden
toward Kilbrennan; but there was no sign
of this. On the long, weary moor-road
that led across Strathgias to Strathgorm,
no one could have wnlkpd without being
seen by someone at Teenabrae. And every
one there wis now going to and fro, with
whispers and dreadful 'awe.
8o I turned anil went down by the inn.
From there I could see throe places where
Morag loved to lie aud dream; and at one
or these I l.oped to descry her.
And, sure, so it was. A glimpse I caught
of hcr.ncrobstliesprayof the Inn. She 'was
far up the brown Gorromnlt water, and
crouched under a rowan tree.
When 1 reached her she looked up with
a start. Ay. the pain of these tcar-wet.
May-blue eyes deep tarns of azure grief, to
me they seemed.
Iu her hand she clasped the letter that I
hail won for Her.
"Kend It, Mary," she said, simply.
It was in pencil, and. strangely, was In
the Gaelic: strangely, for, though, when
with Mr. aud Mrs. Campbell, Morag and I
sjMike the language wc all loved, and that
wasourown, Muireall rarely did. Thclattcr
ran somewhat thus:
"Morag-a-gnraidli: When you get this
I shall not be your living sister any more,
but only n memory. Forgive me. I have
only one thing to ask. The man has lied to
meatjouthis love. Hj loves another womaji.
And that woman. Morag, Is you: and you
know It. He loved you first. And now,
Morag. I will only tell you one thing. Ko
you remember the story that old Sheen Mo
Ian told us that about the twin sisters of
the mother of our mothers one that was a
"1 am thinking you do. and here where
I shall soon be lying dead here, I am
thinking you will be remembering and
realizing that story.
"If, Morng, if you do not remember
but. ah, no: we are of the old race of
Siol Thlarmid, and you will remember!
"Tell no one or this except Mary at the
"Morag, denr sister, till we meet,
"I do not understand, Xlorog-iny-licart,"
I said. Even now my hand shook because
of these words, "and that woman, Morag,
Is you, and you know it."
"Not now," she answered wearily.
"I will tell you tonight: but not now."
And so wc went back together, she too
tired and stricken for tears, and I with so
many in my heart that there were nonefor
my hot eyes.
As we passed the byre wc heard Kirstcen
finishing a milking song, but wc stopped
when Malsic suddenly broke in, with her
strange, wild, haunting sweet voice.
I felt Morag's fingers tighten in their
grasp on my arm as we stood silent, with
averted faces, listening to the old Gacllo
ballard or "Morag of the Glen."
"When Morag of the Glei('4was Jey
They took her where tlic" Orccn Folk
And there they left her, night and day,
A day and night they leffc her fey.
"And when they brought her home again.
Aye of the Green Folk was she rain;
They brought her leannan. Roy McLean,
She looked at hi in with proud disdain.
" 'For I have killed a man she said,
'A better man than you to wed;
I slew him when he clasped my head,
And now he Mccpcth with the dead.'
"And did you see that little wren?
My sister dear it was, flew then!
That skull her home, that eye her den,
Her song Is, Morag o' the Glen!
"For when she went I did not go,
But washed my hands in blood-red woe;
0, wren, trill out your sweet song's flow,
Morng is whitens the driven enowl"
(To be concluded.)
Tlie Bear's Jili'u of It..
(From the Montgomery Advertiser.)
A picture hi oncof the illustrated papers
reprcsei Is the arctic steamer Frnm locked
in the ice, with a polar hear looking on.
The bear appears about six times is largo
as the ship. Evidently the picture was
drawn by tire bear.
All the Friend She Has.
(From the Omaha World-Herald.)
The Queen or Spain is wise enough to
.isi the singular when she writes to the
people r.r the United States. Sh sends
her communications to Mr. McKlnley. and
nddre!vs hmi as "Great nnd Good Friend."
Same Old Fools.
trrur.r the Chicago Times-Herald.)
The same scnof men thawed out a can
of nitroglycerin in just the Fame old way
"n Chcsteifleld, Ind., the other c'ay, with
the usual results.
1 . Jrg'
f I C. B. CORE, M. D.' 9
Durang's Rheumatic Remedy
1 into a few davs ko I h?d been suffering for .some ten years with this dreadful disease,
the use of my right hand on that account. Mr situation was simply terrible, when I was
and find myself wonderfully Improved. with the use of my hand fully restored.
SHARP RALLY IN PRICES
Encouraging Character of General
Trade Reports Responsible.
Advance in Ilnic for iIoiuy
Atlrnit Capital From
Now York. Dec 18. The enCouragiujr
character of the general trado reports pub
lHhcitiuu umridtic van apparently respon
sible for a aharp rally in priori On the
stock exchange. Those reports stimulated
home commission buying, and thu manner
in which pries responded lo It alar ued
the short interei! to an extent that caused
a fairly kcUvu demand for stock3 in the
last hour of business.
The impinvement in prices v;as therefore
most pronounced in st.ckf that have been
sold most freely during the last few
days, chiefly on the belief that the money
market may become active between rcw
and the end of the year In conseqtiew-c of
the absorption of money by the Treisury
preliminary to the redemption of the
Union I'aclric', fjUbsldy bondn.
The money market has naturally l.cen
a little more active, and the decrease or
nearly four and a half millions in 'awfol
money, shuvn liy .today's bank statfinent,
resulting largely Trom payments to the
Government on account or the t'nion
Pacific transaction, foreshadows the prof it
able employment of a loanable fund .luring
the next week or ten days.
A rurthi-r advance In the rate for money
at thi" center will doubtless attract un
employed capital from other points ai.d
possibly from abroad, for the foreign ex
change market huf-hown thin week lit it it
is susceptible to even a moderate rise in
the rates for call money. It was reported
today that$o00.0001n sold had licen v. ilh
drawn from the Bank of Kngland for ship
iiisnt to t hfclJnited StaU'. On investigation
It wan learned that the withdrawal .vi.s Tor
The only noteworthy feature ot the bank
statement, other than the loss in lawful
money, was a il ft 2a.se of over a million
dollars in tno loans. This was unex
pected, the street having made i.p its
mind that further payments to the Govern
ment on account of the Union Pacific
cnc, would be attended by an xpinMon
of the leans of the associated hnaks.
The decrease in loans and in lawful
money have reduced the deposits more
than five and a quarter millions, lut,
notwithstanding this change, the surplus
reserve has been reduced more tlian S3, 000.
000, and now stands at a little less than
fifteen and threc-Qitarters millions.
The closing of the stock market was
strong at about; hest price.", except for
Bay State Gas, which sustained a net
loss of more than one percent.
New York Stock Market. '"""
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members of the New York Stool: Exchange,
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Open HIirh tow Clos.
American Sptfrts, pfd...
Am. Sutrar Refinery
Atchison. Ton. & 8. F...
Atchkon. Top & S F, pfd
Baltimore & Ohio...
Bay State Gas....,
Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago, Bur. &Quincy..
Chicago &N. W
Chicago Gas .
O., M. & St. Paul
C..R. I. & Pacific
18 19 IB 10
137?; I39JS 137 138-,'
Mil W4 6 f6H
120 121 y, leo
054 97Ji 951 S
05K 05V 05U
&H 90JJ POk'
DeL. Lack: K Western
Delaware & Hudson...
Louisville & Nashville ...
Metropolitan Trae'tlon ..
Missouri 1'acitlc. .l.
BL K. &T.pfd
National LeaU Co.?...
New Jersey Central
New York Central.,
Northern Papule pfd.
Ontario & estcrn .. ...
Phila. & Heading
Southern Hallway, pfd...
Texas Pacific; ..-,- "-s"
U. S. Leather pfd. J
Wabash, pfu., ...... ......
Western Union Teli.. ....
33tf 33tf 33 33J
103 IOlJi 103 rmy.
33Ji 34 32;; 34J
38 36Ji 3G 30?
34 3ti 34 31 JS
0"-a 05 92U 05
107fc 1075-J 10rj 107J5
-iJi i ZUi kSi
Dr. Core has been in active practice
since 1885 when he was graduated
from Rush Medical College, Chicago.
He is located at Statesburg, Ho. His
strong endorsement of Terraline is
worthy of remark, coming from a dis
tinguished practitioner. '
Of Drafftftats In U. S.and Europe. The
Yet relay' market -wa-s Htronpnntl fairly
actic all Uay. It -was purely a iro
fe.ssional nioeincnt, however, clue inainty
to covering of hhqrts. Advances were a
IMlnt or mure and the bulls arc ram;Mt
again. This ot cour.se. refers to the
traders The large Interests may he ram
pant in their talk, tint there is little 'iuy
ing hy thorn. It -would seem the safer plan
to sell on any further move upward to
morrow. A great many careful spec lla'ors
are convinced that there Is to Lc n Hiring
further foi the bu'ls this year.
It Tctuiires considerable nerve to ex-pre-c
olio's opinion rrat rallioad securities
are not to have any great advance from
the pie-sent lecl this winter. The licod
of IncreaMiis railroad earning is formida
ble. The exuberance of the AIcKuilcy
prosperity prophets and the confident's or
the average Speculator in their tales are
enough of themseHcs lo help actual jrood
conditions- along, materially, of course,
if there were any largely better condHons.
Nevertheless, there are careful people in
large numbers who assert their firm be
lief that the pie:-ent boom lias reached its
climax, and that April will see ;irkcs ten
joints lower rather than higher than i.ow.
Mr. Henry Clews Is one of the Joyfulcst
ofallthein spiring throng thatslngsthesongs
of prUspt.rlt3. Read his letters iiiouthlym
aud out and through all the woeful times
before and after Mr. McKinley's election,
and through all the dreary apathy or
the past summer aud autumn. You can't
chaKj a despondent word to light. It
will be the same, through all the dlsap
polutn'iitMthatsurely must come in the nixt
year. Mr. Clews' letter this week is even
more than usually jocund. He says:
"Railroad earnings tell a remarkable
story In the month of November 131 ioads
reported an aggregate increase of 20 per
cctit;audin Leceuilirreven this rate of pro
gress is beiug surpassed. In some cases
our railroads are beating the records for
earning; and, ns the gains are very f-Urly
dlstributod over the entire country, it fol
lows that they must be duo to a general
increase or truffis and not to single ca isef,
although shipments of grain, cotton and
provisions seem to have been the largest
Items of growth. Altogether the rabroau
situation is exceptionally satlsrnctory.
The only dark spot is the remote probability
ot any pooling law; yet the railroatis are
not likely to cut rates with plenty or
traffic in sight as at present. Our railnads
are down to hard-pan. Consolidation and
reorganization have put them upon a new
and Wronger footing. Asa rule they are
now managed by practical railroad men,
not Specula tors, and financial control lias
passed into more conservative bands; to
that there is little likelihood of a repetition
ot the disgraceful management which
characterized Amerlcaurailrondsin the past.
Increased earnings are enabling some to e
sumc or increase dividends, and others will
shortly fnllou , making them desirable in
vestments" Mr. Carley also Is fail of promise. The
average trader has believed that the
market should be lower with the clc? jf
the year 011 a peculiar theory that people
must close up their speculative contracts
at this season. It will not work in thut
way this year, because the professional
men arc oversold and the onormons out
pouring of money to be re-invested, joined
with the puichascs of the bears, will give
us higher figures and give the Christmas
turkey to the bulls.
Ladcnhtirg, Thalman& Co. read the mar
bet quite at Accurately as either of these
gentlemen. They arc not so l.operul.
They said yesterday morning:
"We are inclined to believe that the
market will show some rally from present
This advance came. Their prediction
was followed, however, by this sentence:
"On any substantial rally we would take
Bow, .Tones & Co. andJTown Topics are
Thu street generally is coming to believe
that the decision ot the appellate court
upon the underground rapid transit plans
is iu reality a bull argument for Manhattan.
It is asserted that the rapid transit people
are so fearfully handicapped by the decU
ion that It might almost as well have been
directly against them. The stipulation
for a $15,000,000 guarantee looks very
I have used Terealine in my
practice dating the last four
years, and find nothing to sutv
pass it, or even equal it, in Bron
chial Catarrh or Croup
It is especially good as a rem
edy in Pneumonia and Con
sumption I much prefer it
to.. Cod Liver Oil,
C. B. CORE, M, D
It builds up the system and rapidly makes healthy flesh.
The stomach assimillatcs Terraline with ease, never rejecting
it. as is the case so often with cod Ilrer olL Terraline Is taste
less and children soon learn to like It. Olren alter exposure to
wet or cold It effectually wards off evil resalts th forerunners
ot dread consumption. Terraline Is NOT a patent medicine.
Write for i Physicians' Teattraony." Sent free by mall.
Letters asking advice or Information rejardlng Terraline wlH
be answered by a pbyslctoa.
Terraline Compaar. Washington. D. C
much of thi-flm,- in holntess conditinn. ,iulfiirllt.n,it4nvMH a n.iv .n,i..i .
Induced to try Durang's Rheumatic Remedy I
. . . Ass't
Sold by all Druggist. One Dollar.
nearly like prohibition, while the fact that
the questions connected with the legal limit
of the city debt are left open is calcu
lated only to create ceaseless litigation.
At any rate, friends of Manhattan say,
there Is ploi.ty of room for that system to
develop and earn money for several years
to nunc. Manhattan continued it im
provement ypsterday, advancing rapldlyon
short coterincandsupportfroru the manip
ulative intei-st.s connected with it. It is
a question if the street Is right In its be
lief that Manhattan will advance from
present prices, no matter what is to be the
fate of the underground scheme.
.Terspy Central was again strong, and
the whole anthracite group Inclined to
respond to the assertions that the coal
trade lias improved materially, in view of
the new agreements as to production and
prices. Everybody is convinced that thi3
agreement will have the effect u3ual at
this time of year on the price of coal.
But Jersey Central already has had a great
The earnings of Ontario and Western
for the second week of December In
Sugar may have a small further decline
tomorrow, tint there are Indication that
there U to be an excellent rally in the
stock this week;
"JVuMimitrton Ntooir lcxcnanc.
Sales Capital Traction, 3 at 63 1-2;
3 at 63 l-l. American Grapnphone, J0O
at 9 1-2. Lanston Monotype. 50 at 201-S
After call A rnerican Graphophone pfd.,
130 at 10 3-8. United Slates Etecliic
Light, 20 at 100 1-4.
U.S. 4's, R 1907 Q. J 112 11315
U.S. 4's. C1B07Q. J 114& 115
U.S. 4's. IKS. 129 130
U.S. 5's. 1001 Q. F lHJ.f U5Jt
DISTRICT OX COM7VBI V BOXD1
18995's. "20-year Funding" 102
6'slS02. "30-y ear Funding" gold III
7'sl901. "Water Stock" currency
i'slOOO. "Water Stock" currency
"Funding" currency, 3.05's iu
Met.R.15. 5's,lK5 110?
Met-R-R. Conv.6'3 lio
Met. R. R. Cert. Indebtedness, A.. U5
Met. R. R. Cert. Indebtedness. B.. 115
Belt R.R-5's. 1921 75
EckinntonR-R-G's, 189iJ-1911 05 100
Columbia R. R. 6's. 1S143 uo 13
Wash GasCo.. Ser. A. 6's. 10Q2-'27. 1V2
Wast Gas Co.. Ser. B. 6's, IDOl-'-iO. 112
U. S. Elec. Light Debenture Imp
Cues. & Pot. TeLS's. 1896-1011 102
Am. Sec. & Tr. 5's. F and A. 1005.. 103
Am. Sec & Tr. 5's, A and 0, 1905.. 10J
Wash. Market Co. 1st 6's, 1002-1311-
$7,000 retired annually 110
Wash. Market Co. Imp. 6's, 12-27... 110
Wash. Market Co. exfn6'.lll-'27. 110
Masonic Hall Avoclation 5's, 19JJ. 107
Wash. Light Inf. 1st 6's, 1901 90 100
XATIOXAU BASK STOCKS.
Bankor Washington 275 300
Metropolitan 303 315
Farmers and Mechanics' 1SJ
West End 103 107
SAVE DErCSIT AXD TBUSr COMPANIES
Nat.Safe Deposit and Trust 115 113
Wash. Loan and Trust. ..'. 121 125
Amer. Security and Trust..., 1174 150
Wash. Safe Deposit.. 5J
Capital Traction Co.., 63 63
Columbia tJJ 63
GAS AND EI.ECTHIC LIGHT STOCK3.
Washington Gas. idyt 47
Georgetown Gas 43 46
U. S. Electric Llsht. 100 101
Arlington 133 117
German American. 183
National Union 10
Real Estate Title S5
Columbia Title 4i
Wash. Title 3
District Title 3
Chesapeake and Potomac 65
American Graphophone 9
American Graphophone ptd.. 10
Pneumatic Gun Carriage 43
"Terralke ot ConeuojtiTM.
took a few bottles according to tne directions
E. J. MIDDLETON.
Cleric ol Supreme Court. D. C, Yvashlneton.
Heald, Crane & Co.,
HODGEX & CO.,
BROKERS AND DEALERS IN STOCKS
Best service. Fractional lots a specialty.
Offices Room 10, Corcoran Building and.
605 Seventh street, opposite Talent Orflce.
Telephone, 1213. deS-lm.em
The National Safe Deposit,
Savings and Trust
Ot the District or Cclnrabl.
COR. 1BTU BT. AND NEW YORK AVB.,
Chartered by special act ot Congreu, Jan.
1867, and acts or Oct.. 1690.
and Feb., lStt.
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members or the New York. Stoclc Ex
change, 1419 F St., Glover Budding.
Correspondents or Messrs. Moure & Schley,
No. 80 Broadway.
Bankers, and Dealers in instrument Bonds.
Deposits. Exchuuge. Loans.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all
securities Itited on the exchange of
New York. Philadelphia, Boston and Balti
more bought und sold.
A specialty made of investment necarl
ties. District Bonds and all local Kali
road, Gas, Insurance- and Telephone Stoclc
American Sell Telephone Stoclc bonchs
and iold. mhl8-tr.
W. B. H9BBS&G0.
BANKERS and BROKERS,
Members New fork Stock Excnanje,
1 427 F Strsst.
Correspondent of "
LADENBURO. THALMANN t CO,
I AMERICAN SECURITY
AND TRUST CO. j
I Money to Loan.
Tlit company baa money to loa
y m listed collateral securities as 5
lowest rata of Interest.
g U J BULL. President.
Money to Loan
At 5 Per Cent.
en real estate in D. C; bo daisy: urn
HEI8KELL & McLERAN,
jyv-tt 1008 F at. a-v.
Mergenthaler Linotype 1S3 137jr
Lanston Monotype Vi 2u!
Wuahington Maruet. 10
Great Filt, Ice... 105 112
Nor. & Wash. Steamboat 100 o-
Ex. dividend. 3
VThent ilnrket Steady.
Chicago, Dec. IS The -wheat market:
today -uas steady and firm, advancing"
l-ic from yesterday's close, "with a
light trade. Apprehensions in regard to
the outcome or tie December wheat deal
are erdcntl subsiding. There Is noth
ing new to say about the tuturc of tho
Chicago Grain and Provision SiarkeV
Corrected dally by W. B. Ulrbs & CoC'"v
membersorthe New York Stock Exchani,!
1427 F street. $g
Wheat: Odco. Illsh. Low. Clos.- -J.
May 917i JW-fi 9l2-7i 0'"-i ' '
July 82?i S3f S2?j 83JJ '
May 29 29K-r 23f ZHFfT
July." 30JJ 30'5-ff 293-00 Z0i-t
May 227; 22?; 22 22.',- Jx
Pork: T iot
May 8.85 3.85 8.82 S.S2 ' 2
July .... ,.,-
May 4.C7 4.72 4.67 4.72
July . ,,'
Spare Ribs: , J
May 4.52 4.52 4.50 4.52
.Ww York rotton JlnrUfi
Open. Hitch. Low. Clos f .
January 5.87 5.63 5.67 5.88
March 5.74 .7ti 5.71 5.75
May. 5.84 5.85 5.M 5.85
June 5.88 5.8J 5.88 5.89