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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JLLY 27, 1899. 'T
A GRBATWASTE OFffATBR
Each Wasliingtonian Disposes of
17S Gallons Daily.
Meter or Anollirr oinlull mibbohI-t-il
n In Mifr-srnnr-l llic Mi-ipl Vli
ppruprliitlun of lO-.OIIO for Mir--icy-i
fur n bccoml Aqunlnrt Itec
iimmendcd lj Col. A. 31. 3!ll!t-r.
An ictercttlng report has Jmt bcec
made by Lieut. Col. A. 11. Miller, of the
Corps of Engineer, the officer In charee
of the WathlDgtoo aqueduct, concerning
the -water supply of the city. The report,
after reciting the excellent condition of the
plant, and going into details as to general
repairs and new -work, charges a reckless
waste of water and concludes by suggest
ing several remedies therefor.
According to the figures given 17S gallons
of water arc used or wasted by each tn
dUldualTn the District etery day. The
rejiort lays that according to careful and
trustworthy measurements and intcstlBa
tions made In various cities In the United
States, a per capita, consumption of 100
gallons a day Is ample for domestic, busi
ness, and other purposes. Continuing, the
report 3 si
Tills, -extravagant use of water has be
come a serious menace to the supply of
water by the Washington aqueduct with its
present capacity. The capacity of the aque
duct with a head of 146 feet at the distrib
uting jesenoir, a head necessary to keep
up the present pressure for the gravity
supply, is 50.000.li00 gallons per diem. If
the level of the distributing reservoir were
lowered to 144 feet the ultimate safe limit
of supply is 76,000,000 gallons. This latter
Involves a loss of head cf two feet, so that
to obtain the same pressure with the sup
ply additional pumping would be required.
The present dally consumption is 50,
000,000 gallons, and at the rate of increase
per decade for the last ten years, 1SS9-1S&9,
22,000,000 gallons, it would reach the ulti
mate limit of 76,000,000 gallons in about
"The present consumption and waste has
dso an Important bearing on the subject
of filtration. Congress has called for
a report cm this subject, and the matter is
now undergoing Investigation. It is prob
able that the cost of filtration will be
about 6 per million gallons, or, at the
present rate of consumption, about 300 per
day, or $110,000 annually. This is a large
charge and can only be reduced by a reduc
tion in consumption.
The existing conditions suggest two
remedies; either the reduction of consump
tion to a reasonable rate, 100 gallons per
capita per diem, or the increase of the
present supply to keep up with, the present
unreasonable and extravagant demand ot
178 gallons per capita per diem.
"The first remedy, the reduction of con
sumption, can only be accomplished by the
introduction of metres. This is a. positive
and certain method, and has been shown
by actual experience to be perfectly feas
ible. However, wheneer this subject of
the introduction of meters hae been
brought to the attention of Congress it
has failed to meet approval."
Colonel Miller quotes at length from an
exhaust!, e report on this subiect made bv
Capt. Eduard Burr, Corps of Engineers, j
then in charge of the Water Department of
the District of Columbia, contained in the
report of the Commissioners of the District
of Columbia for the fiscal jear ended June
30, 1SS7, In strong support of the proposi
tion for the introduction of the meter sys
tem in the District of Columbia.
"The Introduction of meters," Co'onel
Miller continues, "will not prevent an
abundant supply for all purposes, will
result in a less water rate, or expense to
consumers, and would throw the burden of
waste where it belongs, on the shoulders
of the careless and willfully negligent con
sumers. "The second remedy Is an Increase of the
water supply to meet future demands at
the present extratagant rate of consump
tion This Involves the building of a sec
ond conduit from the Clreat Talis of the
Potomac, with the necessary reservoirs, if i
any, and proper gate houses and operating
plant. In order that this subject maj bare
proper consideration, with due deliberation
and provision, a survey of practicable
routes is essential. These surveys should
be taken in hand at once and an estimate
of JS.OO0 is submitted for such suneys."
Of the $794,451 appropriated for increas
ing the water supply, the sum of $136,291
has been expended during the past fiscal
5 ear. It is estimated that $301,399 will be
required to complete the improvements, in
cluding the Howard University resenclr.
feecrclary Loiikt Hndh a Conlrovi'M)
In the ut Department.
Secretary Long has settled the contro
versy In the Naval Board on Construction
over the question of the right of tie Chief
of the Bureau of Construction and Repair
to have ihe sole responsibility for the de
signs, the structural strength, and the sta
bility of all ships built for the Navy. Gen
eral order No. 423, issued by Secretary
Herbert on October 3, 1594, provided that
the Construction Bureau should be charged
with tho responsibility for theso matters.
This has never been satisfactory to other
members of the Board on Construction, who
have contended that their bureaus should
have a voice in the determination of the
designs, and should share the responsi
bility for the distribution of weights and
arrangement of space.
The contentions of the other members of
the Hoard were naturally opposed by Ad
miral Hlchborn, the. Chief of the Construc
tion Bureau, who claimed that as his bureau
was obliged to arrange all the details as
to weights, etc, of ships under construc
tion, he should have sole charge of de
signing Recently the matter has been the
cause of considerable friction in the Board
on Construction, and the controversy grew
to heated that Secretary Long determined
to take it up with a view to harmonizing
the differences between the bureau chiefs.
The result of his deliberation is a. spe
cial order amending General Order No 433,
to as to provide that the Bureau on Con
struction and Repair shall not be charged
with responsibility for designs. This places
the matter of designing within the author
ity of the Board on Construction. Otherwise
General Order No 433 will stand as orig
inally promulgated. AH proposed changes
In plans of vessels will, as heretofore, be
submitted by the several bureau chiefs to
the department through the Chief Con
structor. FREE TO SUFFERERS.
The Sen Core for Kidney, nlndder.
and Uric Acid Trouble.
Almost everybody who-, reads the news
papers is sure to know -of the wonderful
cures made by Dr. Kltnier's Swamp-Root,
the great kidney remedy.
It is the great medical triumph of the
nineteenth century; discovered after years
of scientific research by Dr. Kilmer, the
eminent kidney and bladder specialist, and
is wonderfully successful In promptly cur
ing kidney, liver, bladder, and uric acid
Swamp-Root bas been teatrd iu to many
ways. In hospital work, in private practice,
among the helpless too poor to purchase
relief, and has proved so successful In
every case that a special arrangement has
been made by which all readers of
The Times who have not already tried It,
may have a sample bottle sent free by
malt, also a. book telling more about
Swamp-Root and how to find out if ou
have kidney or bladder trouble. When
-writing mention reading ibis generous of
fer la The Washington Dally Times and
send your address to Dr. Kilmer . Co.,
Blngkamton, N. Y. The regular fifty cent
and one dollar sizes are sold by all first
THE VACANT JUDGESHIP.
Tlic Prmldriit'M Ilrlnj' In Appointing
Mnj ClintiKC the Sltuntion.
There were no new developments yes
terday In relation to the appointment of a
successor to Justice Cox, further than tho
announcement that the Tresldent had de
cided not to make the nomination until
he returned to the city after his vacation.
The report that Henry E. Davis had been
selected by the President was generally
dlscused, nearly everyone offering some
reason for his belief that the rumor is
true. The statement made that the lause
of the delay of the announcement of the
nomination of Mr. Dals by the President
is due to the fact or his inability to satisfy
his friends in the matter of the appoint
ment of a new District Attorney, Is not
to the liking of some of Mr Davis" friends,
who argue that delays are alas danger
It Is stated upon high auinoruy tnai i terestn& A number ot railroad traffic re
Penator .McComas- real reason for shlng , substantial increases in re-
the President to appoint Mr. Davis to the .
Judgeship is that be hopes to hae bis ' cent gross earnings, but they failed to in
friend. Ashle) M. Gould, now Assistant spire a renewal of Interest among oat-
District Attorney, made the successor to
made the successor to
Mr Davis as the head of that office. It i
seems that I-resident McKlnley is willing
to appoint a District man to the vacant
Judgeship, but in the event he names Mr.
Davis for the place he will then, perhaps,
select an Ohio friend for District Attorney.
It is argued that unless the President will
airree to ancoint Mr. Gould District At
torney following the advancement of Mr.
DaTls 'to the bSch ftaa Senator McComas ,
is not favorable to the appointment of
the latter, but would prefer to see some
one else (.elected, thereby making It i-os-sible
for Mr. Gould to hold his present
place as Assistant District Attorney, in
which he miKht be disturbed should an
that the President did not make the ap-
tn.,,t votorflav ihP imnression Dre-
n. i ir oxiont thnt nerhaDs a ,
man may be selected from those who have
In no way been named in connection vith
EOEGOT THE DAY.
Alioeiit-'VIImlednoKM Anion); riooil
The call made several days ago by Dis
trict Commissioner John D. Wight for a
meeting of tho general committee of citi
zens in charge of the work in this city for
tho relief of the Texas flood sufferers, to
be held in the rooms of the Board of Trade
yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock was not
held owing to a misunderstanding on the
part of tho members of the committee. The
date of the meeting was published in The
Times and other Washington papers at the
time tie call was issued by Commissioner
Wight, but had evidently been forgotten.
Tho meeting was called principally for
the purpose of adding fp the committee
the names of those of, tho colored people
Interested in tho .work, the contention
t-.-.t mn)n Vtip Viam ihot tViilV mmnc nn
the list and published in tho papers would J
indicate them as being authorized to solicit
subscriptions from those whom they had
occasion to ask for aid. Commissioner
Wight, Chairman of the committee, stated
to the few who appeared, that a call would
Yia. tnmiA rrr n mptiinff on i-naav. ana inar. i
members would be notified.
MlllCH lie UilBUl ue uwiulucm cuw.4u . 7 j , ,, . i .... i
n.i ... , -,,,.- Tr. iiPir r.1 thn fact'tivitv was reported in time money, and
Work among the Women s Relief
into the treasurer-
The rtrinc nal business
men of the city have shon their usual
generosity in responding to the appeal for
help with the result that in a few days
the committee will be in a position to send
$1,000 to Governor Sayers to alleviate the
suffering In Texas. John Joy Edson,
Treasurer cf the general committee, ha3
received the following subscriptions:
Heretofore acknowledged $1,674 13
Bureau of Pensions, in addition to
5SS1.CS previously contributed 11 50
Gullerted bv Mrs. F. OarneT:
W. Ilamj 100
K. Xicolaldes 1 00
Woodward L Lnthrop 10 00
VV. U. Hoses i. bocs
Delivery division, Covcmnunt Printing
Ol&ce, through vvilliatu Saouden
Counting Division, Government Pnnt
ins Office, through r. P. Peeler
Some ratmber9 M. Paul's Epi&ccpal
Church and Sundj School, through
Her Alfred Hardin?
Employes Preps Division, Government
Printing Office, thronph J. G. Has
kell William J Scanlon, lastor Holy Trinity
James b. Pitzhub
Total 1,770 1S
THE CLAGETT FTJNEHAi.
The Interment Av ill lie Sialic at Oak
Arrangements for tie funeral of Dorsey
Ciagett, one of Washington's most prom
inent and public spirited citizens, who died
at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night, after an
illness cf about two weeks, will be com
pleted today. The interment will be at 3
p. m. tomorrow in the family plot in Oak
Hill Cemetery, with Masonic ceremonies.
The pallbearers have not jet been named,
but It is probable that they will be chosen
from the Washington Stock Exchange and
tie Board of Trade, of which bodies Mr.
Ciagett had been a member for many ) ears.
The deceased wastfso amember of Le
banon Lodge of Masons, of Washington
Commandcry of Knights Templar, and was
director of the" Tiremen's Insurance Com
pany. Letters and telegrams were received
yesterday by Mrs. Ciagett from many
friends, both in Washington and Mar) land,
and from New York, where Mr. Ciagett
was well known.
The Washington Stock Exchange ad
journed yesterday in honor of the memory
of Mr. Ciagett, after adopting resolutions
of regret and directing that a committee
be appointed to attend the funeral. The
committee on resolutions was composed of
Albion K. Parris. W. B. Gurley, and James
M Green. The following resolutions were
i Whereas the members of the Washington Slock
j Exchange have learned with profound regret of
1 the death cf their friend and associate, Horsey
Ciagett; lie it
lletoiveu, uiat we, nis a?xiaies, desire to
record our appreciation cf the numerous quail
fieatiocs which make his lo so keenlj felt by
all who knew him; his loyaltv to fnencU and
principles; his bifinei integrity ; fm amiable
dirpoMtion, and his ever active interest In all
things tending tonard the adianeeimnt of the
community in which he lned. Uralizing the
naueqnacy 01 numan Mm pal in, we snare me
allutfons ot the home with his family and the
multitude wlio called him fnrnd. As he was
loved in life, so in dvaih is his memory cherished.
I.'cfohed, That a cop) ct this resolution he
cnl to hu wife, and that a committee be ap
pointed to lepresent the excharge at the funeral.
KANSAS AND EXPANSION,
Cnlderlivnil TnlkH of Public Sen
timent In HIh Slnti'.
Representative W. A. Calderbead, of the
Fifth Kansas district, paid his rcspcts to
President McKlnley at the White House
yesterday, and assured him that the peo
ple of Kansas heartily endorsed his Philip
pine policy. In speaking of the sentiment
of the people. Mr. Calderhead remarked
that Kansans were of one mind on the
matter of expansion. Their Idea was to first
chastise the Filipinos, and afterward set
tle the question of the form of government
they should have. He said the people of
his State took great pride In their Philip
Pontnl CnrlciH From Ctilia.
The poetofllce museum received yester
day from Director Rathbone, of the Cuban
postal service, an antique machine for
merly used in the Havana postoffice for
canceling stamps. Accompanying it was
a letterbox known as a Berzon de Alcance,
which was placed in the lobby of the Ha
vana postoffice for the reception of mail
aXter the regular hours for the closing of
the mails tor Spain. One cent additional
postage was charged on letters dropped
Into such boxes.
(From the Philadelphia North American )
Longehump Did ihe give any reoaon for re
Hardit Itcacon? No; that's the woman cl it.
Eirnply utd tht didn't lovt at.
work among tne women s iteuei is- ,- '.--. ......
sociatlon continues to meet with success mmon 7 uid S 1-2 points respect ve
and on an average $40 a day are turned ' Threatened litigation by a stockholder
The Financial Situation Puzzling
IV Stronfr Opcnlnjc Folle-neil ly n
'Ii-nt-rnl .Sellliipr Tondcncj firniiK
cr Miiircx ririu N-m lork Trac
tion Mm-Un Hell, j1 ill- Indnxtrllil
iKleclcil tliMl hpcolalllcs AVonl...
Xew York, July :C -No news calculated
to change speculative sentiment appeared
today, and its absence was reflected in the
stock market, which ruled dull and unin-
6j,erE. The disposition was to anatt de
velopments bearing on the financial situa
tion, and this year's crops at home and
abroad. Reports of railroad combinations
were not so plentiful as usual, and sonic of
those promulgated recently continued to
lack the seal of offlcial confirmation. There
was a hardening tendency to the London
money market, private discount advancing
' 3 1-2 Per cent, consols dtsplajlng an
easier tone. The foreign exchange mar.
kct was steady here, but offers of futures
were on a basis that indicated no appre
hension of a rise In rates to anywhere near
the gold shipping point. Considerable a:
i Chicago banks were said to be experiencing J
'an unusual demand for mercantile loans ,
from this centre. Hankers here said there
was no scarcity of funds, and the large
gains of the subtrcasury from the New
York banks, they added, were wlth&ut sig
nificance, inasmuch as they reflect normal
conditions peculiar to the time of the jcar
and the month.
The stock market opened strong, but
later traders were disposed to sell stocks
on tho belief that the dullness would re
sult in sagging prices. Comparatively few
stocks were dealt in during the morning
and the waiting policy soon extended to
nrnfpRRlonnl tnrtprc Tho Rt T.nnt Smith.
western issues were strong on reports of I
absorption by the Hock Island of the
Chicago and East Illinois. This brought
forth a denial from the Gould Interest.
People's Gas gained a point on reports that
tho company would acquire control of the
Ogden Gas Company. General Electric ad-
vanced 1 1-2 points on talk of an Increased j
dividend. Consolidated Gas recovered 2 i
points on covering and rumors of a deter- '
mination to resort to the courts in order i
to settle the war, but subsequently It lost. I
ground. New York Central jieliled under
the pressure ot light realizing sales. Tho
Se" were firm .bt without fenture.
The traction shares were dull and at times
Inclined to heaviness. Neglect was general
in the Industrial quarters. Lmdon trad
ing was unimportant, that centre dealing
,n lcss "--- 5.000 shares, and the market
in inp. nirprnnon trait ni fttprn n i
sharp decline In American Malt preferred j
'" "'"" '" """"" -" ciii. cuuuuiiuuu
of the books with attempts at liquidation
produced the decline- At the office of tho
company it was said the stockholder in
question was free to examine the books
in person at any time. The tone of the
general list became rather heavy on tho
weakness displayed by the specialties, but
the transactions were in very restricted
volume. Call money loaned at 3 l-24
per cent. On moderate celling the market
declined in the late trading. The close
was heavy and generally at the low figures
of tho day.
lvcv- York Stock Market.
Corrected daily by W. B. Hlbbs & Co,
members of tho New York Exchange,
1419 F Street
Open. nigh. Low. Clos.
American Cotton OIL.... 12 12Vi 42 iVi
Con Tobacco.. tv,( ti ii( tH
Coa. Tobacco pfd 8 ', 1-2 81 62
A. h. vv ire ... .... ;6- 17 66'f i6t
American Sugar I56JJ IWJ, IWJ 156SJ
Amencac 'lobacco .... 17'f 17V4 M" S7'
Atchison 19.1 19 19i 19-i
Atcnson-jfn 01J 62 i)I,sJ 01f
Ualtimoreffi Ohio 48 49 4b IS
nruokivn KaD'd Transit.. 1J5'( 115-i iii lliu
Lentral Poetic. .... 51t aii sij, s .
l-heapeuKei.Ohlo li 28s 27,i 271,
1.-11. i V. I3oJ 1J7 136' l;t!J
ClilctgoGas 11S, I Blf 118K 118'J
ly.il. o. bu Paul 132-. 132-j i,H 3H
u. i-i. & iMcinc 1I9S H9i IIS- II6.
Cbicjgo S. P..M A.O.. liiJH 18!4 10SH Its;,
OLucutfoa. creat XVest'n 14'1 ll'i M,1, 111
l.onoiioate''Gas C44 -to 1.3H 173a
UcUitaret Hudson 121 J, I.':,-! 121,1 121",
Ueu. Hiooranae Dtd... '5 7j 75 Ti
teaerm teei 68 58f -7f 57y
tcueraisieei pfa bJ-, KJ-j 8i 6i
oenerai Uecmo .... Wi i2 t:4- 2lu
iiuuou. Iveniral Ii7 Z', 117 117;,
LiubvUiej. anvue.. 73S 7t-i 73f 73
ftirlropontaelractlOQ.. 2114 21 U slJ 2io5i
uachatmn Klevateu. .17", H8vi 1174 11754
uoun Pacidc... I7"i IS'f IM 1714
ll.K&T.c.fd 33 36S Jo JO
fiew Vorn Central HO'f HO4 ,tZX 139'f
NortieniPaeiile.. .. SO'i 60 't 19,', liij,
.vonhern 1-acu.cnra. ... i"i 77U 57 77'
u.uno ami iv e&iera .... .ii -o,S a 25-.
PaciHcMail 18 IS 47-i 47-
r-i,n.i 11 n lio-a 1.7 Uo',( lid,
Keauing tirsts .... 6j',i .v.'!j 5 ( UM
Heading seconds ii',i S2S an 22-,
.luiuern raciuc .Is VI .lii Jl'j
soumera Hailwav. 114 11!4 Hit ll'j
boutnem Kail it av prd.. li 62 61"i 614
Texas Pacific 23S 22 22' 22'
1 cun. e.oa &. iron tu GVi 10 w'l
tciu.1 t acuta J3. ii', ii a
Cnioa Pacinu pfd. 7t),' 57'i '6!i "0
U. b Learner pfa 72t 1z 11H .2a
U. a. rtuuoer 60 60 6u .0
U-ojiri uia -HH -M'f 12 ii
Weaxirn elnios Tel. ... Wf ioi wjif oujf
The strength of the present stock market
is not to be questioned. Business is dull
and there 13 no advance in prices from
day to day, but the fact that there have
been no declines when all the surface tech
nical conditions surrounding the market
have been adverse is the matter of conse
quence. The people who have been work
ing recently In the market have been' the
bears. The leaders of the bull contingent
have been out ot the city. The bears
have taken advantage of the poor, bank
statements, have exaggerated the possi
bllils of tight money in New York, have
worktd the labor troubles for all they
) ner worth, and jet have not succeeded in
1 causing anj break in prices A comparison
1 01 tne level 01 yesieruay witn mat 01 tnree
weeks ago will show that If there has been
any movement whatever it has been a
fractional advance. Yesterday wus in no
way different from every recent session in
the market. Quotations lluctuated within
a range of halt a point or less in most
cases, and the extreme movements were
a point or less. The level at the close
would have to be computed with great care
to discover whether it was a gain or a
loss on the avcrag: from that of the close
on Tuesday. Such seems likely to be the
condition prevailing for some davs longer.
It any movement in the session yester
day deserves to be dignified by calling it a
feature it was a spurt made by People's
Gas, during the first hour of the day.'There
was buying, by the Flower crowd appar
ently, and the price went up a point or
so. Before noon tho manipulators of the
boom, if a boom had been intended, became
tired of the game, and during the remain
der of the day the stock was no more active
than thp list in general. The nrlee slid
f back to near the opening level. The talk
regarding People s Gas ba3 been most opti
mistic recently, owing to tho steady in
crease in its earnings In the last six months
Consolidated Gas also was strong early
In the day, but like People's, declined in
the-afternoon. A net loss was scored. The
gas war in New Yofk seems no nearer
an amicable settlement now than n week
after Its opening. It is said that the Con
solidated Is making long time contracts
to famish gas at E0 cents a 1,000 feet. This
public wins in this fight, and perhaps It. is
to be commended for this reason. It dat-s-
not seem possible, however, that the khs
companies can figure out much profit ou
Louisville and Nashville Is very strong,
and It has had no days ot weakness re
cently. The sturdlness ot the stock Is most
suggestive of good backing, and careful
market critics would not be surprised to
see it advance several points further on
the nevt general upward movement of th
market. Yesterday's high price wa3 73 3-4,
and the close was at 73 5-8. This Is the
high level of the movement. Southern
Railway preferred had a total fluctuation
of a quarter of a point and closed at
51 3-4. Thsre la at present verj little dis
position to buy Southern, but it cannot be
doubted that before the nutumn It wilt
command much better prices, if the gen
eral market is in the least favorable. This
system has been entirely rebuilt of recent
5 ears, out of earnings, and now with busi
ness bigger than ever before the company
Is in a position to cut into betterment ex
penses heavily, If it desires. In addition to
beinc; able to operate for less. The next
dividend is to bo declared on the preferred
in October. It will be at least 1 per tent,
and perhaps more. A regular semi-annual
dividend will be paid hereafter, ,
Tho grangers opened at high prices yes
terday, showing good gains qver the close
Tuesday. Traders seemed to consider tho
opening a good time to take'.profU In such
a narrow market and sold the eniiro group
steadilj If not heavily all day'. Juices went
off Eomcwhat. Ttock Island from 119 5-S to
to 118 3-4 and St. Paul from )?2 3-S to
1313-4, Tho somewhat better- range of
prices for wheat seemed to have a depress
ing effect ou these stocks. Xt,Js,not believ
ed that they will decline bejdnd the low
levels of the past month, amWvep this de
cline may not materialize. Tlic Tlowcr
party has been buying Rock, Inland on all
recessions, and at times iia,ve 'shown an
inclination to advanco the price of the
American Cotton Oil was abbve 42 again
jestcrday and more active than for threo
or four days past. One theory advanced
was that traders were Inclined' to buy the
stock on account of tho Texas talk of fight
ing the new Continental Cotton Oil Com
pany as nn unlawful trust The Continental
is composed of companies mostly located In
Texas. Thero can bo no doubt that with
capital amply sufficient, as It seems to
have. It will bo likely to bo a strong rival
of the older concern, If Texas does not
forco It to get out of tho State.
Tho small spurt In Now York Central
Beem3 to have died away completely, and
the price of the stock j esterday declined
to 139 1-4, nearly two points from tho
high price of the week. Pennsylvania also
after showing considerable strength In tho
morning hours and reaching as high as
137 1-4, sold off in the afternoon to 136 3-3.
Tho decline of theso two securities seema
to have been caused by se.-aral more posi
tive denials that there Is to be any con
solidation of the two s stems. Tho valuo
of these stories of railway deals, even
as market riggers, Is very much to be
questioned. The declines that follow the
denials aro usually greater than the ad
vances in price. Roth of these securities
are legitimately entitled to higher prices
If the market Is to boom, but New .York
Central especially Is selling much abovo
tho average relative love! of tho remainder
of tho list, and will not be likely to havo
much further advance in any ordinary
There Is talk of Joseph Lelter being in
Boston bujlng Boston and Maine sto;k
heavily, for the Vanderbilts. Tho officers
of the system deny that there is any deal
on for its purchase or absorption by any
other method by the Vanderbilts or any
The coalers were weak yesterday, owing
to an entire absence of support.
It Is stated by an excellent authority
that the Federal Steel Company is actually,
and not for newspaper purposes, making
arrangements with a financial institution
to pav the dividends of the company pend
ing the dissolution of the injunction
against the company. Neither this fact
nor the continued prosperity of the iron
and steel business serves to advance the
price of the Federal Steel securities. The
preferred yesterday closed at SO and tho
common at 57 3-4.
An expert and eminent- authority on Iron
mines has come to the rescue of a fright
ened country with the assurance that there
Is no danger of a famine In iron ore. This
gentleman sajs that America can continue
to mine iron and double and quadruple its
mining for a hundred years, maybe for a
thousand years, without coming to the end
of tho supply. The mines of the Lake Su
perior regions, he sajs, aro illimitable in
their extent. The "London Statist" and
some authorities in good standing in this
country have been hinting; recently that
the enormous demand on America for iron
and steel, both for home and foreign con
sumption, will soon make the supp'y of
ore a matter of grave doubt. These sug
gestions are not supposed to have been
made wholly In a disinterested way, for the
good 01 America and the world in general.
Vith this question thus happily settled.
and with every blast furnace and Iron and
steel works in the country running full
time, and with scores and hundreds of new
competitors entering the field every week.
it is possible that America may at least
soon begin to make a small Impression on
the foreign trade in Iron and steel that Is
awaiting development. As to the profits
in the business the records of some of the
concerns will be a revelation at tjie end of
this year, it is confidently predicted by in
siders. THE CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
A Iie-.-lt ami (lain llnle I'nirl Mead),
'Whlli- Corn Im I'lrm.
Chicago, July 20 There were enough
crop damage claims from the Dakotas to
keep wheat rather steady. A very favor
able official Trench crop report and a sharp
break In prices In that market were the
chief influences in the other direction and
prevented any important bull success
Huron, South Dakota, jesterday had a
ma-vlmura of 104. North Tlatt had 100.
The Government weekly weather crop bul
letins conceded the damage in both Dt
kotas, chiefly In South Dakota. Primary
receipts were again considerably over Inst
year's. S00.00O bushels, against COa.000
bushels. The seaboard and local talent
sold The cables about reflected our ad
vance of yesterday. Paris was lower. The
cash demand was poor everywhere, par
ticularly so here.
There was enough talk of dry weather
to keep corn firm within fractional limits
up 1-1 to 5-S. New crop features niade the
best gain High temperatures and dry
weather today helped toward the rally.
Cooler weather Is. promised for tomorrow
but no rain is Indicated. Liverpool was
up 1-4 d.
Oats was about steady. There continued
a little liquidation of July but at the same
time there was enough pressure from
shorts to hold prices. Today's cars v. ere
215, but the estimate for tomorrow was 400.
Oats are harvested or are being harvested
and there will bo a rush to market tho
balance of this week with fair weather.
Liquidation by holders was again rather
free is provisions, prices ruling lower and
the closing was firm at a moderate decline.
Packers and shorts were the leading buy
ers. The cash trade was quiet.
tVnre A. Lelund'u Letter.
PumMied by the Guarantee Trust and Deposit
Company, 1329 P fatre-et northwest J
Chicago, July 2G. Wheat In Liverpool
closed 5-Sd higher. Much damage was done
to French crops 5 esterday by heavy storms
Thero were higher teinperatHres in the
Northwest yesterday, but U I J cool an
pleasant today. Thero Is considerable dis
crepancy In the reports as to the Northwest
spring wheat crop, but tho conservative
opinion is that it will not be as heavy as
has been figured by some pebple in the
trade. Estimates have been made as high
as 250,000,000 bushels for Kansas and Min
nesota, which will probably ba fully 00,
000,000, if not more, out oflllne. Ten loads
are reported for export. Minneapolis sales
were 52,000 barrels of flour yesterday.
The market was confined, wljhin a nar
row range. The Northwest? was the best
seller. There was some gpoe gommlsslon
house buying. It looks verimueh 3 If the
movement of winter wheat. wQl be light,
while deliveries of old sprjig'vheat have
lessened to a considerable etefit. The ex
port demand has proved ratnerldisappoint-
Heehts' Greater Stores."
49c for( 98c to $1.69 waists.
79c for $1.98 white India linon waists.
98c for highest price colored waists.
You have never witnessed such shirt waist selling
before. You have never seen so many people buying
shirt waists at one time. Monday and yesterday were
record breakers established a record in amount of sales.
No store ever slashed prices of high-grade shirt
waists as we have. We have never before so early in
the season cut so deeply into regular prices.
More waists haye been brought down from the stock
room more salespeople are here to wait on you promptly.
Clearance of wash skirts.
49c linen crash skirts, J 9c.
79c linen crash and white duck suits, 39c.
98c linen crash skirts, 49c.
Finest linen duck and pique skirts, $1.49.
5J3-5J5 Seventh Street.
ing. Thero was quite a strong undertone
to the market, however, and some of the
best people In the trade are of the belief
that prices are low enough.
Chlcnen Grnln ami l'rciv lnliin Market
Corrected dally by W. D. Hlbbs & Co ,
members of the New York Exchange,
1119 F Street.-
Wheat op" Hhth Low CUm
Hept 71K TIK JIK '.IJ
Dec 8S '.JJi-U 7-f 73,'4-Ji
Sept 12 !2H -2 -2H
Dec !0!f M,1," OH Sl,
Seps 13!i lS- 13 19J4-5J
Deo 20 20-i to 20
Sept 8 75 8 81 P. S.77
Oct., S.iO 8.62 8.80 aso
Sept . S.37 5.40 Wi R33
Oct 5.2 515 5.40 5..U
bept. .... 5 10 5.15 507 5C7
Oct 6.1J 5.17 S.I2 5.12
COTTOW PBICES ADVANCE.
Crop evvM Lchn Satisfactory and
CalilcH Stronger Tlian Expected.
Received daily b K. A, Dowers &. Co , brokers,
Vvadhlngtoa Loan and Trust Iiuildin?
New York, July 26. As usual, the de
tailed Government report for the week is
less satisfactory than the summary re-
ceiv ed esterday. The crop appears to have
been benefited somewhat by recent rains,
but many complaints are at hand. August
is regarded as the most critical month, and
everything appears to hinge on develop
ments during the next thirty dajs. This
much may be said, that the low price is
likely to arrest any lower tendency, but
that plenty of selling would still follow
any assurance that tb crop will not de
teriorate. Europe appears to regard tne
outlook more favorably than people on this
side, nnd will probably guide this market
for the present. Cables were more satis
factory than expected. The Government
report for the week was worse than ex
pected, and the Mansfield estimate of con
dition 5.1 worse than last month. Heavy
rains fell in New Orleans and Montgomery
and slight rains at numerous other points.
Theso factors combined to produce a better
feeling. Despite free liquidation, prices
during the morning rose 5 points, and jes
terdav's sellers were bujlng back more
generally. Later the market was Irresu ar.
but with an upward tendency and a net
gain for the day.
cvv YorI Cotton Mnrket.
Open. Hijb. Low. Clos.
August 5.i9 o t2 5 47 52m)
ieptemDer. J52 57 .5S 5.52
OoioDer... . 5.87 5.72 5.1.7 6.T2
November. a70 5.76" 5.7 1 &.!
NEW FINANCIAL CONCERN.
'Ihe l'rapuseil SlnrtlnK of. a ridelitj
anil buret Ciiiniinn .
A new fidelity and surety company is to
be incorporated In the District of Colum
bia within a few weeks, and to begin op
erations before October 1. The decision to
form the company was made and the gen
eral plans regarding it discussed at a meet
ing of a number of financial and business
men of this city held at the office of for
mer Secretary of the Navy Hilary A. Her
bert, on Tuesday night. Tho gentlemen
present, who are tiie chief movers In the
plan, w ere Theodore W. Xoyes, Commis
sioner John B. Wight, Charles J. Hell. John
Joy Edson, Mvron M. Parker, S. V. Wood
ward, Hilary A. Herbert, John E. Her
rell, Henry r. Blount, and AV. S.
Thompson. Financial people of this
city and of New York, and other
parts of the country, are also Interested in
the plan It will be incorporated under the
act ot Congress of October, 1S90. and be
directly under the supervision and control
of the Comptroller gf the Currency as the
national banks are.
The plan Is to have the new company
incorporated for fifty years. It will be cap
italized at J1.000.0CO. The stock Is to con
slut of 10,000 shires of a par value of $100.
The promoters expect to be able to place
tho stock on the market at JIM a share,
and in this way give the company immedi
ately a surplus of $500,000 The manage
ment will consist of a board of thirty di
rectors, not more than fifteen of whom
shall be residents of the District, nnd the
remainder representing other cities At
the meeting on Tuesday night a committee
to formulate a subscription paper and to
make other preliminary plans was chosen.
Its members are Myron M. Parker, John
Joy Edson, and one other. This commit
tee is to report in a few days, and as soon
thereafter as is possible the formation of
the organization will be begun.
Tin Small Hoy l'lilloHoplilzei.
(Irom the Cleveland Plain Ikalcr )
' It's a funny world," fJld the small !kj.
"llo eol" enquirrd the man next dttor.
"well," said tiie lioy, "you know our tolkji let
on lliat thry wire point? to tlic eahore fr ?
week or two? IverylKuly else in tiie stnet Uid
Kone eoinewliire, m tlure waii't mueh rnk in
fiayinK they win. KOinjr and then staving home.
They e-ouldn't trust me, they knew I'd he ojt
and around the lieuhliorhood Riving the snap
away, and io thty M-nt mc out in the country
to Uncle Jim's. When their wanle trip was
over (hey Jut opened up the Iront of the hous;
and ent for me to come home. The night after
I got there Mr. Hunker came around to call on
fclster, and they were sitting on the north and
I was in the hammock. Pretty soon Mr. Hunker
lo ks hard at sister, and says
" 'What a lovely coat of pcaide tan you have
atqulrcd, Mics Fthel Kature evidently laid it
-on with a charmingly even Irand '
"'Wliv blame- nature? I yelled from the
liammock. 'Sister laid it on herself with a nu
"Son erouldlflive heard sister screech! I
w-onldn't have- jloM on her, but Ihe mean old
Lthlng said I couldn't take her bike when I had
a busted tire."
"And what was the rsultl" asked the man
"The reilt," replied the boy, with another
deep-drawn sigh, "the result was that I got a
tanning that wouldn't waeh off."
Tho purcha-i- of stocks on recessions fa still
the licst plan to follow. It won't be Ion- un
til thin dull strength will turn Into an active
E. A. BOWERS &CO.,
Stock Brokers, Wash Loan and Trust Bid--..
Best service in town. Lvery order executed on
the Fxehan2-ra bv our Correspondents.
1'Ult.NELL, 1MGAMAV k CO, .New York;
WAI1E L LELAXD, Ch!ca(o.
W. B. GURLEY & CO.,
Bankers and Brokers,
1 335 F St.
Members New York Stock Exchange.
Correspondents of Mclntyre & Wardwell.
Stocks, Grain, Cotton.
tflices 5ou-n II 133335 F V
Xote Large or small lots. Direct vire to F. L.
Loring, 10 Wall Street, Xew York. "Phone 1525.
W. B. HIB3S & CO.
BANT5ERS AND BROKERS,
Members Jicw York Stock Exchange,
1 41 9 F Street.
LADCMlUItG, TIIALMAlSrC & CO.,
4 and 5 Per Cent.
Promptly Loaned on Real Estate in District of
HClSKi:i.I, A. McLCUA,
1003 F Street. oc20-tf
floney to Loan
At 4 and 5 per cent
ON REAL ESTVTE IS D. C.
XO DELAY BLIOND EAAJII.V VTION OF TITLE
avaltcu 11. Acicnn,
sell tf T0I Uth ST. N. W.
GUARANTEE TRUST AND DEPOSIT CO.
1220 F Street X. W.,
Stocks, Bonds, and Grain.
Correspondents rurnell, Iiagaman J: Co , New
York; Ware & Leland, Chicago. jy20-tf
MURPHY & CO.
PAINE, MURPHY & CO.,
COTTON. STOCKS. CRA1N.
METROPOI ITAN II K BUILDI.Vc,
VV bIIINOTON, D. a
Direct private wires, Nt Tiork to New Orleans
and intermtdiatc cities. References: Mercantile
Agencies, Loury Banking Co, Atlanta, Ca.
ViirarK--i of tin- Turkish Censor.
(t rom the London News )
The Russian censorship ia occasionally
responsible for some extravagantly foolish
or insensately ludicrous vagary, but it is
doubtful whether it can, as the saying goes,
hold a candle to the gravely comic per
formances of the Ottoman Cato, who now
controls the typographical establishment!
of Stamboul. The "Athens Astj" vouches
for the authenticity of the following inci
dent: A Greek benevolent society In the
Turkish capital recently Issued a printed
circular appeal to the Hellenic community
in Stamboul for some special charitable ob
ject. The appeal contained a citation from
one of the epistlss of St. l'aul to the Gala
tinns. Two days after the publication of
the circulan a commissary of police from the
censor's department called upon the printer
and demanded the address of St. Paul, who
was to be charged with the public utterance
of seditious and politically provocative lan
guage. The printer wns at first Inclined to
laugh outright at the absurdity of the re
quest and lndictmmt, but as It is always a
little risky to venture upon a pleasantry
with a Turkish official he sedately replied
that St. I'nul, the author of the objection
ablo citation, had been dead for something
more than eighteen centuries This ruffled
tho gravity of the police commissary, who
angrily exclaimed, "How dare you attempt
such Impudent cajolery with me?" and
forthwith arrested the printer. Extraordi
nary as It may appear, the reiteration of
the same Eimple explanation to the censor
bad an equally exasperating effect on thit
Intelligent official, and the unfortunate ty
pographer was locked up for his "perverse
contumacy." It was only after the lapse of
threo days and on the urgent intervention
and confirmatory explanation of the Greek
1'atmrch that the printer was released and
the prosecution of St. Taul abandoned.
M. Gllllllliinte'-i Dileiiilun.
(I rom the I,ondon Chronicle.)
An amusing stery is told of M, Cuillautne, the
retiring priudent ot the French Vcademy in
ltome V. Cuillaume, who is well known and
grc-atly erTet-UM-d In the Italian capital, is in hij
wventy ninth year. He is still hale and hearty,
liowevir, and a very hand-ome old gentleman, to
boot. A young Roman woman f noble family
and artistic tasles lias now fallen tn love with
him. and 1-as actu-lllv "proposed!" The venera
ble sculptor appears to have asked for a
month'B delay to give his answer. At the end of
tliat time he told the young, woman that May
and Dfeiraber would not make the be-t alliance,
and modestlv declined the offer. The fair Sig
nonna has taken the refusal eo much to heart
that the nowr appear in widow's weeds, and
snears she will not ihangc them till ber Itomeo
alters his nundor dies.
DA.-VKS AND TTtrST COMrAXIEat
Storage for Silverware.
Most Reasonable Rates.
Safe Boxes, Ur.
Washington Safe Deposit Co.,
s American Security, r
J and Trust Co.
Money to Loan.
S TUs cvmptDT his mose to lota oa
tilted collateral tccuntlcB At lowtft nt
if later ett
a J CELU President.
RIGGS NATIONAL BANK
OF WASHINGTON. D. O.
1CLAND. IRELAND. FRANCE AND CERIUST
Letters of Credit
iVAlLAULE IN AIX FOREIGN PABTS
OltDF.PS FOR INVESTMENTS.
ElOCKS AND BONDS. ia.'l Jra-w-erj
The Lincoln National Bank
of Washington. D. a. ccr. 7th and D Sta.
SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS. BOX RENT S2.50
MONEY WA.VTED AND TO LOA!f.
WANTED-Loan on a $3,000 life Insurance policy.
Address F. 16, this oflc. jfiSSt
Loans of $10
anil upTrnrtlA matlo
Wagons, etc.. at lowest ratf and on the day
you apply We art loaning en the Building &
Loan Association plan, which makes the cost ot
carrying- loans much IeM than yoa pjy else
where and allows you to pay It off In any sixed
notes you desire, roniunf; Irom one to tweWe
months. You only pay lor the ue of money for
the length of time you carry It. If you hate a
loan with some other company we will pay it
oft and advance you more money if desired. Rates
cheerfully (riven and no cost to you unless loan
Is made. Loans made anywhere in the District
Call and get rates. Front room, first floor, Sci
entific American Building.
National Mortgage Loan Co.
6'5 F Street N. W.
ftSoney to Loan
Ou Furniture. IMnnoi, Etc
If you are tn need cf money, we desire to in
form you of our new method. We can secure you
a loan on an easy monthly payment plan, at less
cost than erer before and below the rate of any
oiher company in the city. You can pay in full
at any time alter the loan U secured, and it wiu
only cost you for such time as you have hadtha
money. Our buines is stnctly prirate, and all
applications are treated confidentially. If you
have a loan with any other concern you can se
cure a loan through us to pay it and get more
money if de-ired. It will pay you to call and iee
us before going elsewhere. e are ready at any
and all lures during ofiice hours to ciTe informa
tion concerning our business methods, and yoa
will receive courteous treatment.
CAPITAL IOAN CAKNTEE CO.,
ap!3 tf 602 F St. . V.
MONEY 550,000 MONEY
To loan on furrlture, pianos; etc, without re
moval or publicity and the day you ask for It.
We will loan any amount making time and pay
ments to suit, siring- one month or one year aj
you desire, and at rates that you can aHord to
pay. If you now have a loan with any other
company and desire more money, ghe us a call.
Mill as cheerfully mate a $10 loan a9 $100 ant!
no charge or expense if loan u not made. Alway
ready and willing to give information regarding
rates and methods to secure loan. We are tha
oldest loan company in the city, and will giro
you honet treatment. All business strictly con-
fidentiaL lYivate ccue.
Washington Mortgage Loan Co.,
GtO P Street N.W.
We Will Lend You
Any Amount of Money
$20 will cost ou SI
S2S will cost SI.2S.
S10 u cvmou S2.
SSOn III cost S2.S0.
at still lower rites.
On Furniture, Piano,
and all kinds ot Per
sonal property, with
out nEMOAU PUB
LICITY, or DFLAY.
tie make loans on the
Luildliur loan associa
tion plan, allowing jou
to make -mall weeklr
or monthly payments to suit your convenience.
Private cftices and tuanesH strictly confidential.
Cet rates at other offices and 'then call, see us,
and conwnte yourlf ol wltat we sae you.
COLUMDU GUARANTEE CO.,
C1J F Street J. W.
DO 10U EED
TTe will lend you any amount Irom $10 up.
ON HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
pianos, hores wagons, carnages, or personal
property of any kind, without removal from
jour posesMon. Loans can be carried a Ios as
de"ired, and payments can be made at an time
to suit the convenience cf the borrower. We are
the onlj proptrly organized loan company in the
citv. If you appreciate low rate, courteous
treatment, and attention to your interests, you
will call on u- Offices private and easily reach
ed. Loans made in any part of the city. Xo
dela. Open from is a. m. to 5 p. m.
SECURITY LOAN COMPANY,
ROOM I, WVRDFR nUlUUNC,
Corner Dth and F Sts. X. W.
TO LO V 51,000, ?1,200; long time; easy terms.
on 1). C rt mortgase real estate security.
WILLI VM . MELOY, Attorney, 113 C St. nw.
jy2l 3t em
MONEY TO IOAN OS APPROVED COLLAT
ERAL Ko delay. CIIAPLES. A. BKEEB,
Rocms to to II. aletzerott Building. 1110 F it.
MONEY TO I OAK at 34. 3K. I, and f- per
cent, in sums cl 51.000 ta 510,000 on D a
real estate: pay ofl S and 8 per cent mortgages
and brgin anew; all transactions conducted with
economical consideration for borrowers. tM. IL
SAUKDERS & CO , 1107 F it. nw. Jjl-tf-era
and Sixth Avenue.
New and Absolutely
JlodernandLuiurioua la all appointment. Ccn
Ttnlently eituatcd in heart of the city, within
walking dlstancei of tl-o principal theatres ami tha
sborptng districts. Every room outside eiposure-
R,..-.f American and European
eStaOrant, Plan. Service of the
'im- Highest Order . .".
C B. GERARD, Proprietor.
T. J. MORRIS, Manajer.
THIS PAPER IS PIUXTED
r.lih Ink furnished tiy JAL.NLCKE DUOS. FB.
KIINLEUANN. Sew York Clur mrH !--
llODii:, MGV, AD DECX-.ATIVB
At lowest prices for fi-st-clasa vork. Estimates
and references on application.
W.-II. MART-lf CI.CLASD,
1300 Hlh Si. N. W.
Ertaull-hed, 1S8T. JJ-12 lmo-ent