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THE 1IMES, WASHINGTON SLJ&fS.j.gEPTEMBER 24, 1S99.
A QUIET DAY FOR STOCKS
The Weekly Bank Statement Re
garded as Satisfactory.
TlicBcticr Financial SIiowInRT LnrRc
ly a flatter or UookkcciitiiK-Mon-c(arv
CondltioiiN Likely to Hold
the Mnrkct in Clieelc Ojienlnjr
I'rieew Ilent Lower at tlie Closing-
KEW YORK. Sept 28. The weekly state
mast of averages of the associated' banks
prmjtieaHy fulfilled popular expectations,
anl aooording to the superficial view almost
gdnorarty taken by the speculative com
munity was regarded by it as a satisfac
tory' showing. It appears, however, that
the banks have lost over $2,500,000 in law
ful money. They are able to show an
increase of more than that amount in their
surplus reserve only by charging over
twenty and throe-fourths millions of their
deposit liability chiefly by requiring their
resources in the form of loans. As a mat
ter of bookkeeping, the banks are in a
Btrongor position than they were a week
ago,, but they have gained no money to
serve as a basis for extending credits to
their customers, or making new Joans to
the speculative community. On the contrary,-they
have been able to make a better
shewing than last week because compara
tively high rates for money have compelled
"VVaH,Str0et to curtail Its liabilities to mon
ey lenders. The net result of the week's
opwatloBe through the clearing bouse is a
surplus reserve of nearly $3,000,000, against
?HS,000 last Saturday.
It must be evident to all that the mon
etary conditions at this centre are likely
to bold speculation in check. With an
HHiHuveuiwi ui uihu iBuiuuB "" this, gross earnings of S2C.000.000. net earn-
rrDL0me f w? ?t,nf inSs tnanhalf that amount, $13.
baen withdrawn to conduct the extraor- -, nnn ,.. ,,.,. ,. ', ',
7 ILmJL i
country, a reuai oi puonc interest in
the security market may reasonably be
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be solved peaceably in the near future
the market may receive an upward im
potus from receipts of specie from abroad
in part payment of the seasonable move
ment of staple and other commodities to
Today's stock market was comparatively
quiet and in the main irregular. Pending
the publication of the bank statement,
there was evening up of contracts for both
accounts. As a rule, the best prices were
made at the opening, and in the final deal
ings a sharp decline in Brooklyn Rapid
Transit that left that stock three points
lowor than yesterday carried the list to
a slightly lower level. The most con
spicuous exception to the rule was Metro
politan Street Railway. The course of the
market this week has been the usual one
after a sharp break in prices, hence it is
not surprising that prices at the close
are In the main higher than last Saturday.
Kcw York Ftock Market.
Corrected daily by "VY. B. Hibbs & Co.,
members of the New York Exchange.
1419 F Street,
Open. High. Low. Clos
. 44V LM 435s' 44
blJi .12 51?, fil X
. 07 P7 97 P7
Amorlcan Cotton Oil.
A. S. 'Wire pfd
14C2, HSK 144K 140
XUilUHLU wlU... .... w. ,wb JlTA I1U
American Tobacco 1233s 123.V lilii VilK
JUOblgpu iOii 1 02,' 21
AtdblEOn pfd. dii C33i CJ S3H
Baltimore i Ohio ol Slh 05t 503
BrooKiyn Rapid Transit D2h 93K SSJs fc9.
Central Pacific 59X sa?f tbh 5SJ,
Chesapeake & Ohio S7 Z)i 273 7s
aaUiSt-L. 55 J5J 55H 55J
C.li.A:Q 133S 132 131J i3lU
Chicago &. Northwest'n- lO 1G3 ICO ICO
ChicapoGas 112 112 313 HO,'
&M. tt.P 1287i 129,', H7?e 12S
O.R. Li:P w... lUh. 1145t mx 1235j
ChLiGreatWest'n 14fe I4? 14 H
Consolidated Gas lBO. IK) ItSh l8)i
Delaware ec Hudson 124 121 124 121
Federal Steel. ia 65 J, 51t .14?;
Federal Steel pfd ?Vh 79'. 79J, 79H
lllmois Central 11SK 113Si 1133d JWJf
Louisville jc Nasnvlllo.. 783t 79 7iJi 50
Motroj)Ohtan Traction.. 2u0 3J0H 00 200k
Manhattan Blovatod.... U1H 111 103i Uttii
iiistoun I'acmc ibx iSJi J5 4iS,
40 40a 40 40.
Now York Central.
N orthern l'acinc.
i orthern Pacillc pfd. . .
Piiiia. 4: Reading.
Southorn Railway... ..
Southern Railway pfd.
Tenu.Coal A: Iron
J20 120 123 12J
l&OJt 13GA 185Js 135)s
Wht iiiii H3k m
76Ji 70 75K 73Jt
403' 41 IWJe 407,
VSth liCU 182 182
1 S1J, 1 17,
12 12 12 12
tcU tail HiU W
n uk yjk lOi
iJt at 1j7a us
Union Pacific 45
ibh UK 45
Union Pactttc pfd. 77 h
11. b. Leather pfd 60 ) .fii S
U.S. Ruubor. 477 4SJ 40j- 4s3t
U.S. Rubber pfd Ho lie 1L Ho,
"Wabafch pic sj -jsh -ifc 2,
WefcUsTB Union Tel-.... Wh t7A' blh t7A
Con.XODaoco 433s" i$i izi VZii
Uon. Tobacoo jitd 14 14 i4 V4J!
The stock market has passed through a
very trying week. The money tightness,
owing to shipments to the West to mo.e
crops and payments to the Government,
and the consequent heavy calling in of
loans by the banks, culminated in immense
liquidation of stock holdings. This realiz
ing, with the bear attack that accompanied
it, forced prices off to the lowest level of
the year in many instances, and to a much
lower level all over the list. Stocks like
Brooklyn Rapid Transit that had beea
pushed ahead too rapidly by over-confidence
in the future, or rather by discount
ing the future too heavily, were made the
especial marks of the bears, and tumbled
many points, carrying the general down
ward movement much further than there
was any legitimate reason for. This is a
simple statement of the situation, out it
contains the entire story.
The outlook is certainly excellent Rall
ways axe earning quite as much as they
were a month ago. and their securities are
intrinsically quite as valuable. The steel
and iron business Is as prosperous as it
was In June or 'July, and the companies
ure making as tremendous profits. Ex
ports are growing. Big crops are assure 1.
The money tightness will not last always.
Every autumn there is a greater demand
for money and higher rates In consequence.
The superb business prosperity of the
country this year has accentuate! this fac
tor a trifle, but it has created no new situa
tion. Prosperity Is not a misfortune, no
matter how much it may be distorted into
the semblance of one by the stock market
bears. The people that have been force l
to sell stocks have been unfortunate, but
those who threw over securities believing
that the bottom is dropping out of value
bave been foolish. The people who have
bought stocks at the low prices are the
"wealthy people who are neither unfortu
nates nor foolish, and they will ho.d them
andell at a much higher level as autumn
nnd wlotor advance.
and wiator. advance.
Yesterday's market was a traders af
.falr, wltb a high opening and a gradual
decline in prices to the close,
which was at very' near the low
est lovol of the day. Following
the Une boom of the latter part of the
week some disappointment was caused by
weakness shown, but the entire affair was
so apparently a professional matter that
little attention was paid to It by conserva
tive brokers and traders. Brooklyn was the
point of attack, and the tumble in this
etock ivas followed by lesser declines in
other parts of the list. Tho week has been
a Brooklyn week, as the previous week waa
Brooklyn's actions cause much comment,
but apparently very little Is actually known
regarding tlie recent immense buying and
selling of the stock. The Vanderbilts may
lave obtained control of the system dur
ing the past two weeks. The Whitney
crowd may now own the majority of the
stock. The Flower people may be in con
trol. The big advance in the stock on Fri
day, convinced many that some powerful
interest has secured control and intended
to bold it. Tales of terrible squeezes of
the shorts were heard all about the street.
Yesterday, however, the stock tumbled
again in quite as animated a fashion as
Jt had advanced before. It west off from
$31-2 to 81-2, and closed several points
off net for the day. Manhattan and Metro
politan aleo Jsc!,r,ed, apparently in sym-
jnathy with Brooklyn'.
The Leator securities have been among
the most interesting of the week. Both the
common and preferred have advanced to the
highest prices since 1893 on heavy clique
"baying, supposed to represent the people
that are working for a readjustment of
the -securities. No plan has as yet been
made public by the company, but it is un
derstood that the following deal is favored
by the committee having the matter in
charge: The holders of common stock to
surrender half of it to the holders of
preferred, in return for which the holders
of preferred are to give up their claim for
cumulative dividends amounting to 32 per
The annual report of the Northern Pa
cific is another of the magnificent railway
statements that have been the universal
rule this year. It shows the following re
sults: 1E09. ISflS. Changes.
Gro earmngs.$8G104S.I7S 23,C70,71S Inc$2,36S,9S5
Oper expenses. 12,"819,452 11,033,871 Inc. 1,254,081
Net earninss.$lS,0e9,21 $12,554,347 Inc$1.114,S74
Ad'as & taxis 2,926,752 1,491,503 Inc. 1,432,243
Total net earn.$10,772,4t ?ll,0S9,S3S Dec $317,303
Other income.. 1,001,007 bS7.1S7 Inc. 114,410
Total imnje$U,774,070 $11,977,035 Dec $202,050
Char's and r"tls 0,140,783 C,070,1G0 Inc. 61,033
Sur. for i car $e.C33,2S3 ?5,S07,S75 Dec $264,592
Dividends 4,000,000 3,000,000 Inc. 1,000,000
Syr. for year. $1,033,283 $2,607,875 Dec?l.SO4.502
Previous s'plus 357,704 4S0.S20 Dec 102,125
Teial surplus $1,420,037 ?3,3S7,704 Dec?l,9C0,Yl7
Res. for divds 3,000,000 Dec 3,000,000
rro fc loss sur. $1,420,037 $387,701 Inc.$l,033.2S3
It will be seen that the payment of $1,
C00,O0O in enlarged dividends has resulted
in a smaller surplus for the year. The
stockholders of the company received ?4,
600,000 during the year. The surplus still
i remaining is ?1,420,?87. Such a showing as
sto. 3 per cent on the common, and more 1
,. , . ,, ihn nmmnn
than 3 per cent earned on the common i
would certainly not have been considered
detailed figures of the statement show that
the company has spent $3,548,793 for main-
tenance oi way ana structure, an increase 0f the week. Liverpool was 1-8 to l-4d
of ?400,000, and ?1,914,597 for maintenance j higher. There will be a very heavy in
of equipment, an increase of $200,000, which , crease in iccaj sl0ck, considerably over a
shows very conclusively that the good re- mIlllon and possibly double that,
suits have not been obtained by neglect of 0ats , t osin t.mi.iCm It was
T JZlTrJ, tfZ ioSfw r" t5r merelr a mattcr of following the dlrec
S? ?1! he'ZCrh: tlon of the other grains. There has been
-3uiv au luticuoc ui fiuiftix, xuc iuut;a3t:
since July 1 has been $S27,209.
There is talk of the probability of a fine
August statement for Southern Pacific. The
street has heard hints for several days that
the showing made will be a very good one,
suggestive of a much higher price for tho
stock. This gossip and the news that tho
Huntington-Speyer crowd has secured en
tire control of the stock has induced heavy
short covering during the week.
The usual story of a settlement of the
Xew York gas war was heard two or three
times last week. Apparently it will con
tinue to be put out and denied indefinitely.
The surprising thing is the fact that the
rumors nearly always have their effect on
the stock market.
One of the stories of an exceeding Wall
Street flavor circulated yesterday was to
the effect that Mr. James K. Keene has
been the sole cause of the recent break,
and that he did it out of pique against the
Flower brokers and others. It is sug
gested that when prices were at their
highest a few weeks ago, and apparently
bound for still more altitudinous regions
tho story was circulated that Kene was
heavily short and squealing to be let out
of his trouble by a private deal. This
story, it is said, was wholly untrue, as
Mr. Keene did not squeal, or even feel
uneasy at any time. When he heard it it
hurt his feelings and he resolved to punish
the crowd that bad allowed the fiction to
go undenied. Certain it is at least that
Mr. Keene has been short of the market
recently, and that he must have cleared
Wltb reference to the recent bad slump
in the United States Flour Milling stocks,
and the somewhat unpleasant remarks
made regarding the company, as a result an
officer of the concern says: "The condition
of the flour trade at this time is very much
in favor of the company. Sales are very
large and at good profits, and the manage
ment is thoroughly satisfied with the busi
ness the concern is doing.
"The aggregate capacity of the flour mills
of the company is 39,000 barrels a day, and
storage and elevator capacity 2,272,000
bushels. The company is earning at the
rate of 33 per cent per annum. It was or
ganized on a most conservative basis, and
there can be no question of overcapital
ization. The slump was due to manipulation
wholly. Someone wished to secure stock
cheap, I Infer."
WnsliInKton Stock EjcUancc
Sales Washington Loan and Trust, 3g
164, 101C4 7-8, 10Q51G5; American Securi
ty and Trust. 17200; Potomac Fire In
surance. 474; Lincoln Fire Insurance,
1B014 3-4; Chesapeake and Potomac
Telephone. 477 1-2; Mergenthaler Lino
type, 1O0J2O7, 200207 1-2.
After call Capital Traction, 2093 1-8;
People's Fire Insurance, 3007; Washing
ton Gas, 115057, 2056 7-S; Mergenthaler
US4'sl900 Q J Ill
US4,S1907 0 J 1127T
ITSJ'SU 1925 ISO
US4'sC1025 .'. ISO
DISTRICT OP COLUMBIA BONDS.
G's 3002 "30-year funding" gold . . . 10G
Vb 7001 "Water Btock" currency. 107
T's 1003 "Water stock" currency
Funding currency a.C5's 110K
Anacofctia & Potomac G's
MetRR5's 1025 127
Mot R R Cert Indebtedness A...114
Met R It Cert Indebtedness U... 114
Columbia It 11 li's, 1014 132
Columbia R R 2d mort 5's 3137a
City & Suburban R R
Wash Gas to, tor A, 0 lC02-,27.. 110
Wash Gas Co, scr H, C's. lOOl-.. 110
U S Klec Light Deb Imp. 1007.... HtJT
Us Kiec Light, Cert Indobt
Chos A 1'ot i'cl. lfc-iai 1 103
Am fci-c'y A; 'I rust f.'s, 1SW5 100
Waeh Jlurkc-t tx lit O's, 1502-1011,
47 retire! annually. 112
Waoh Market Co, I nip"s, 1012-27 112
Wash Market Co, e.t C's, 191 1- 112
Matoaic Hall Asb'ii 6's C 1003 103
Aiuer Grapboplwme Ie5's. 103
Ai-ufcua i: PotoniacS'o 105
vTinviT. nAVtc stocks
, m oC yrjuhington M0
' u,. .,.!.... ikk
1'annors & ilochanlcs' 210
est End. 117
l.ioi-oiu lit ....
SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST COMPANIES.
National Siife Deposit .V Trust.. 130 HO
Wuixi l-oau & Tnibt. 104 107
A mer r-ecunty & Trust. 197
; usii i-ato UopoSit 00 70
Ccwarc of Oinlmenls for Catarrh
fhat Contain Mercury
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smell and completely derange the whole
system when entering it thiough the mu
cous surfaces. Such articles should never
be used except on prescriptions from repu
table physicians, as the damage they will
do is ten fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., To
ltlo, Ohio, contains no mercury, and is
tjtken Internally, acting directly upon the
Uood and mucoas surfaces of the system,
in buyiug Ilall's Catarrh Cure be sure you
get the genuine. It is taken internally,
and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney
& Co, Testimonials fr&.
Sold by DruggiMs. prlc 73c per bottle.
j Haire Family I'llis are uie best.
Firemen ."r Sj;
Potomac i 72
German American '. 223
National Union 12.&
Lincoln 11 J
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Real Estate Title 85
Columbia Title 5
District Title '-
Capital Traction M
City & Suburban 37ft
Georgetown & Tennallytown.... 15
GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT STOOKS.
Washington Gas NX
Georgetown Gas oo
U b lilcctric Light
Chesapeake & Po tomac 75
Mcrgenthalor Linotype -Ic(
American Grnphoplione. pfd ,
Pneumatic Gun Carriage
Nonollc & Washington
TEE" CHICAGO GRAIN" MAMET.
AVIi cut Closed Low-LnrRO Trad in;?
in Corn Oats Weak.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. There was not quite
so much pressure today to cover chort
wheat. There was more or less nervous
ness as to possibilities, but with only one
little failure and before the close It was
assumed that such shorts as were, under
pressure had gotten out. There was not
quite so much speculative trade, the market
seemed to be back again to the old pri
mary influences, and these were not partic
ularly bullish. The result was wheat lost
l-2c and closed at the bottom.
Corn did not even hold its own. There
. v inrf, ,.,, hnsiness done late
was a very large cash business done late
Friday, and considerable business today.
over a million in two days from here.
The seaboard reports seventy loads, which
jS a very large aggregate for the last day
no increase In stocks here this week. Sea
board clearances have been very heavy.
Covering by shorts in October and De
cember pork was the leading feature in
provisions. Packers were buyers of Octo
ber lard and ribs against cash sales and
offerings were mainly from realizing longs.
The closing was firm. Thirty-two thou
sand hogs for Monday and 155,000 next
Chicago Grain uiul Provision MnrUct
Corrected daily by W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
members of the New York Exchange,
1419 F Street.
Wheat. Open. High. Low. Clos.
Dec 727.' 727.' 72?.' 72?;-7
May 157 757s 747,' 747J--75
Dec 807, 307. 297 2fl7
May 307 9J7 l7 , 3074-7
Dec 2?' iZU 2 -227,'
May 37,' 21 237.', 237;
Oct 8.07 8.23 8.05 8.17
Jun 9.70 0.75 9.70 9.75
Oct 5.32 5.32 5.82 5.32
Jan 5.52 5.52 5.52 5.52
Oct 5.15 5.17 5.12 5.17
Jan 5.10 5.10 5.03 5.10
fCcxv Yorlc Cotton Mnrkct.
Open. High. Low. Clos
March.. G.55 0.50 0.33 0.61
October 0.22 0.30 6.22 6.27
December 0.33 0.43 0.35 0.41
January 0.43 0.49 0.43 0.48
KOVTJKTG- TOE. 'THE STJMMEE.
Trnnsportution of Good by Van the
Newest anil QuIvUent AVhy.
(From the New York Tribune.)
At this season of the year many people
who never ride a wheel are as thankful for
tho improved condition of the highways as
the men who have ambitions in the direc
tion of century runs- They are tho people
who move their household goeds from their
city homes to the place where they will
spend the summer. Before the days of
good roads this had to bo done by rail or
by steamboat. Tho furniture had to be
packed In vans and taken to the station
or to the wharf and then every piece had
to be handled again, packed In a car or on
the deck of the boat, and then, when the
point of destination was reached, the fur
nitureor all that was left of it had to
bo packed into a van again and carried to
the house where it was to ao service for
the season. But moving by vans and
transporting furniture on the highways
distances of from thirty to one hundred
miles have revolutionized matters in that
line, and one may have his household goods
moved now without the loss in breakage
and partial ruin which was formerly the
"One of the phases of the constant evo
lution in division of labor," said a profes
sional mover, "is the assuming by or
ganized companies of the responsibilities
that formerly fell entirely upon the shoul
ders of the housewife. Not only is the
modern housekeeper provided with the
clothing, embroidery, pickles, preserves,
etc., which she used to make, but she la
alto relieved of the heavy burden of mov
ing. If she is wise now she sends for the
expert packers of some van company, al
lows them to inventory her goods and chat
tels, gives them the keys of the old house
and of the new, and in an incredibly short
time all ber effects have been shifted to the
new quarters and all necessary cleaning
lias been done. Lobs by breakage and
damage is avoided and freedom from all
anxiety is enjoyed. The cost may be a
little more in money tban if she supei in
tended the removal herself, but there is
an immense saving in lime, in labor, in
bodily and mental wear and tear, and in
the preservation of the goodi1
The moving is done in great vans, which
resemble circus wagons, and trips of thir
ty or forty miles are made with compara
tive case At this time of the year vans
are sent daisy to seashore reaorts and to
points up the- Hudson 'River. The pklco
charged for moving gooJ3 lonjc dibtances
depends on the condition of the roads and
the distancv. It is usually from $1 to J1.E0
a mile, but when the point to be reached
Is so far tway that a rest over night must
be made the charges for keeping teams and
men are added. If the distance i3 not more
than thirty miles the trip is mado in ona
day- The start is usually made at about
midnight, and the horses are allowed to
rest during the warmest hours of the daj.
"There is not a day at thi3 season," said
the head of a large moving concern, "that
wo do not move vanloads of furniture and
household goods firty or sixty miles, and
we hare many customers whose goods go
100 miles orm roe."
There are tome places to which there
are so many goods transported by van ev
ery year that a regular rate has been es
tablished. Thus, a vanload to Asbury Park
costs ?50, to Rye ?30, to Pompton Lakes
$50, to Lawrence r,Za, to Far uocKaway
$25, etc. Horses and carriages are usual
ly driven to their destination, and with
that kind of property thirty miles is nlso
considered a full day's work. At the
comnletion of that distance the horses are
turned in for the night, and the journey
begins anew the next morning.
In cases where the house to be reached
is a long distance from the nearest rail
road station it is lot unusual to load the
vans on platform cars and take them bv
nil to thf nearest point and then drive to
the house The people In the moving bus
iness say that, with the exception of the
Ljng Branch Steamboat Company's ves
sels, there are no boats going out of New
York which have deck room for moving
vans, and for that reason goods cannot
be transported up tho rititlsoti River In
vans except on the roads.
A COSMOPOLITAN COZN".
The Alii It "Would 1C toJJTra.v;ler.s In
All CountrivH. n
(From the Philadelphia Jr.qiurcr.)
For many years commerolaL men of all
nationalities have spoken and written on
the subject of tho introduclion of a sys
tem of coinage which should Have a uni
versal standard. The proposition ha3
failed to meet with success 'tin account
of the difficulty in persuad'ing lthe people
of different countries to abandon their
own systems of coinage, whiten appear to
them part and parcel of "themselves, as
much as their language itself.
"The time seems approaching," said a
Philadelphia financier, "when "it will be
possible, and prhaps advisable, for the
great nations of the earth to meet in con
vention and adopt a coin which shall be
cosmopolitan, the weight and fineness of
which might be determined by the conven
tion, and the minting of which might be
entrusted to a body of experts made up of
representatives from all the nations who
care to enter into the project. It may be
some time before this comes about, yet it
would greatly facilitate international busi
ness, especially since large international
transactions have come to be quite com
mon. Such a coin would probably never
supplant the coin local to the various coun
tries in which also- the cosmopolitan coin
became current, yet with education taking
such strides as it seems to be "doing every
where it ought not to be difficult to in
struct the children in schools" In the table
of the proposed coin, and give them prac
tical illustrations in its use. Such a coin
would not be welcomed enthusiastically by
small traders in different countries who are
wont to profit y the unfamiliarity of
travelers with the coin of the realm and
their natural bewilderment In attempting to
fix in their minds the comparative value of
articles considered in relation to the money
they have always handled, but It wou'jl be
a boon to the great traveling world's pub
lic, or our globe trotting commercial
travelers, to opulent tourists and to in
digent emigrants. The current is surely I
in the direction of a universal harmonizing
of commercial Interests and the elimina
tion of all the little tricks by which people
deal to themselves lucky cards and a rele
gation of all things and people in trade to
a sound basis of intrinsic merit."
"The subject of a cosmopolitan coin is
not a new one," said George Stevenson, of
the banking firm of Sailer & Stevenson, re
cently. "In some of the aspects of the
case it appears to be very desirable. It
has been suggested that the. various com
mercial nations agree upon a gold coin,
of uniform weight and fineness, to bo
given a name which would be understood
in most of the countries agreeing to its
coinage. Each country is to coin its own
pieces, and to be responsible for their ac
curacy. The coin Is to have on one side
the stamp or legend of the country coining
it, and on the other its universal name. It
will readily be seen that with such a coin
in universal use, bofli in practlca and ac
counts, commercial transactions would no
doubt bo greatly facilitated! I do not look,
however, for Its early accomplishment,
"Its desirability is not sufficient to over
come the long established customs of the
various countries so as to leaU (hem to re
linquish the names and styles'' of their
various coins. Conservative England, for
instance, with its cumbrousliystjem, Is not
likely to relinquish its pounds, shillings,
and pence and adopt the decimal-, system of
France, Germany, Italy, and' the United
States. And it Is not likely that the lat
ter would give up their quick and handy
decimal system for that of' England. On
the whole, the idea is a very good one,
but, like many other good things like the
proposed metrical system, for instance
impossible of accomplishment- fpr various
reasons at present."
Do You Want to
Buy or Sell Stocks
Bonds, Grain, or Cotton for cash or on
margin? Our facilities are unsurpassed.
Offices in principal cities South and East.
Direct private wires.
32FReferences mercantile agencies, Low-
ery Banking Co., Atlanta.
flURPHY &CO., Brokers,
Metropolitan Bank Building.
New York Offices 44 and 46 Broadway.
HARRISON DINGMAN. A. O. JENKINS.
Telephone, No. 1770.
DJNGriAN & JENKINS
Stock, Grain, Pro- RPHfc'PDC
vision, and Cotton VlyiVC0,
930 F Street N. V.
Rooms 9 and 11, Atlantic Building, WASH
INGTON, D. 0.
Correspondents WARE & LELAND, Chicago;
PURNELL, 1IAGAMAN & CO., New York.
C. L. Ralhborne & Co.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
Members New York Stock Exchange,
20 Broadway, New York.
WASHINGTON OFFICE. 1421 F STREET.
L. D. FOWLER, Manager.
Stocks. Grain, and Cotton. Telephone 1745.
W. B. GURLEY & CO..
Bankers and Brokers,
1 335 F St.
Members New York Stock Exchange.
Correspondents of Mclntyre & "WardwelL
DANfiEL H. FERRY
Broker. Office, 1335 F Street.
New York Correspondent, F. L. Loring, 10 Wall
Street. Fractional lots of Etock, wheat, or cot
ton carried on small margins. 'Phone 1523.
. B. HIBBS & CO.
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
Uembcrs New York Stock Exchange,
1 41 9 F Street.
LADEXIIUUG, THALaiANJJ & CO,
BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES.
R1GGS NATIONAL BANK
OF WASHINQTON. D. O.
ENQLAND, IRELAND. FRANCE AND GEBUANT
Letters of Credit
AVAILABLE IN ALL FOREIGN PART3
ORDERS FOR INVESTMENTS.
STOCKS AND noNDS. o2i-3mrn-eni
The Lincoln National Bank
el Washington. D. O.. ccr. 7tU and D Sts.
SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS, BOX RENT. $2.53
I American Security
and Trust Co.
I Money. to Loan. S
This cemptny baa money to loan on c
listed collateral Kcuritie at lowest rt
a J BELL. President.
S2.50 ess than I cent S2-50
Per a day- Per
Year. A Safe Deposit Box. Year.
Washington San Deposit Co.,
91G-918 Pa. Ave.
Open to 4:30 p m. anil Saturdays to 3 p.
iOF. H. WILSON,
The Occult Wonder.
1 1 17-1 STREET N. W.
Remember Number. No Sign.
President of the Mediums' World Association.
He Will Positively Refuse to Accept
Any Fee Unless He Gives the
PROF. H. WILSON
Does not want your money if he cannot help you.
Professor Wilson not only possesses the inborn
gilt of the soul, clairvoyancy, but has studied
for j cars with masters in occultism.
HAS NO EQUAL.
Tells you how to be successful in your under
takings and all things pertaining to life.
CONCERNING BUSINESS AFFAIRS.
Gives never-failing information regarding all
kinds of business, lawsuits, claim?, collections,
investments, Fpeculations, changes, wills, pen
sions, insurance, deeds, mortgages, mines, pat
ents, inventions, and all financial difficulties, re
covers old estates, etc.
LOVE, COURTSHIP, AND MARRIAGE.
Gives. truthful rqvclations of all love affairs,
troubles, marriages, family difficulties, and di
vorces, restores lost affection; reunites the sepa
rated, settles lovers' quarrels, tells how to marry
the one of your choice; gives the name of one
you will marry and date of marriasre; how to
win the- man or woman you love; how to make
your husband or wife or anyone lc kind and true
to you and overpower all your enemies or any
body;" cures drunkenness; removes evil influences,
ASSISTANCE FOR TROUBLED OR UNFORTU
If you are in trouble of any kind, discontented,
unhappy, or not satisfied in life, or have domes
tic or love or business troubles, you will be told
how to overcome all trouble. Your wish and ob.
ject in life can be obtained. A SECRET you
should know the power to control.
GUARANTEES SUCCESS IN ALL
Special Work or Slake No Charges.
IetterN containing 1 nnd four
Fee, $1 and $11. Honrs, 9 to 8.
MONEY WANTED AND TO LOAN.
floney to Loan
At 4 and 5 per cent
ON REAL ESTATE IN . O.
KO DELAY BEYOND EXAMINATION OF TITLE
WALTER H. ACKER,
Mll-lt 701 14th ST. N. W.
MONEY 550,000 MONEY
To loan on furniture, pianos, etc., without re
moval or publicity and the day you ask (or it.
We will loan any amount making time and pay
ments to suit, giving one month or one year u
you desire, and at rates that you can afford to
pay. If you now have a loan with any other
company and desire more money, give us a calL
Will as cheerfully make a $10 "loan as $100 and
no charge or expense if loan is not made. Always
ready and willing to give information regarding
rates and methods to secure loan. We are the
oldest loan company in tlie city, and will give
you honest treatment. All business strictly con
fidential. Private offices.
Washington Mortgage Loan Co.,
61 0 F Street N.W.
MONEY TO LOAN ON APPROVED COLLAT
ERAL No delay. CHARLES A. BAKEB,
Bocms 10 to U, UeUtrott Building, 1110 F t
BVSoney to Loan
On Furniture, PInnos, Etc.
If you are in need of meney, we desire to In
form you of our new method. We can secure you
a loan on an eas7 monthly payment plan, atlesa
cost than ever before and below the rate of any
other company In the city. You can pay in full
at any time after tlie loan Is secured, and It will
only cost you for such time as you have had the
money. Our business Is strictly private, and all
application! are treated confidentially. If you
have a lean with any ether concern you can se
cure a loan through us to pay it and get more
money if desired. It will pay you to call and see
us before going elsewhere. We are ready at any
and all tunes during office hours to giva informa
tion concerning our business methods, and you
will receive courteous treatment.
CAPITAL LOAN GUARANTEE CO.,
apl3-tt C02 F St. N. W.
jcv m in
LI iu LU
PIANOS. HORSES, WAGONS, ETC., without re
moval from your possession. Any amount from
$10 up, at current chattel rates. Long or short
time. No trouble, delay, or publicity. We are
the only properly organized loan company. Of
fices private and easily reached. Loans mado In
any part of the city.
SECURITY LOAN COMPANY
Room 1, Warder Building,
Corner 0th and F Sts. N.W.
Loans of $10
and njiwardx made
Wagons, etc., at lowest rates and on the day
you apply. We are loauing on the Building &
Loan Association plan, which makes tho cost 0!
carrying loans much less than you pay else
where and allows you to pay it off in any sized
notes you desire, running from one to twelve
months. You only pay fcr the use of money for
the lcncth of time you carry it. If you have a
loan with .tome other company we will pay it
off and advance you more money if desired. Rates
cheerfully given nnd no cost to you unless loan
Is made. Loans made anywhere in the Disti.ct.
Call and get rates. Front room, first floor, Ml.
entitle American Building.
National Mortgage Loan Co.
625 F Street N. W.
MONEY TO LOAN at 8. 8. 4. and 4 pet
cent, in sums of 51,000 to ?10,000 on D. C.
real estate; pay off 6 and 0 per cent mortgagei
and begin anew, all transactions conducted with
economical consideration for borrower. YVM. H.
SAUNDERS & CO.. 1407 F it. nw. Jyl-tt-cia
4 and 5 Per Cent,
Promptly Loaned on Real Estate In District of
I1EISKEI.L & MnliEIlAN,
1003 T Street
We Will Lend You
Any Amount of Money
$20 'Ytll co you SI I
?er mouth. I
!2o Yrlll cost St.JS.
HO will cost icu S2.
S5U will cost S2.50,
And larger amounts
111 still lo er rates. 1
On Furniture, Pianos,
and all kinds of Per
sonal property, with
out REMOVAL, PUB
LICITY, or DELAY.
We make loans on the
building loan a?socia
tion plan, allow iny you
to make tmall weekly
or month! payments, to suit our convei.icr.ee.
Prhatc oiikes and Imsinoss stritly rontlduitial.
I Get rates .it other rtlicr and then rail, see us.
and convince ym.rseii ni wnni w 'an save you.
COLUMBIA GUARANTEE CO..
U13 K Street N. W.
Medium and Clairvoyant
THIS STRANGE AND WONDERFUL WOM N
IS GRADl VLLY Bl'T SIRKLY Tt RNING THE
TIDE OF SKEPTIC ISM
ORDV1NED TO DO WIIVT SHE DOES. HER
MAIUELOIS AC1HEEMENTS, DEllOXSTRAT
KD IN "iOl R PRESENCE, WHILE YOU LOOK,
LISTEN, AND WONDER.
THE FUTURE CAN BE FORETOLD.
Asking no questions, shs tells your
name in "full, your occupation, whom
and when you will marry.
Professional men and women are awe-stricken,
the public in general arc dumfounded, speechless,
some ray miraculous. Had she been bom in the
time of superstition her work would have been
classed little less than miracles.
HER REVELATIONS ARE 2IOST WONDERFUL.
Not made to satisfy idle curiosity only, but in
tended to give those who seek the truth'a benefit.
She does not cater to the superstitions of the ig
norant and credulous people. If you are in
doubt, feel yourself invited to call, and she will
give you a more substantial proof of her mar
velous power than you liave ever before received
U marriage, sickness, deaths, divorces, separa
tions, lawsuits, business transactions, wills,' deeds,
mortgages, lost or absent friends interest you; if
you desire to have your domestic troubles removed,
your lost love returned in a word, whatever may
be your troubles, call on this gifted woman and
she will send you away hajppicr, wiser, and bolder
than before. Hour?, 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. Fee, $1
and ?2. Sunday hours, 10 to 6.
Lady Karina, 718 10th St. N. W.
A Separate Cure for Each Disease.
OC CIFFEKEHT CURES F01
vSP CIFFEREHT DISEASES.
FREE TREATMENT wTitriniy0
put history of jour disease and present symp
toms. You will bavs your case ikillfully diag
nceed and receive full, scientific, up-to-date ad
rite by mail, FREE OF CHARGE, strictly confl
d(3tial and professional. "o matter what your
diieasa may be, send us your name and address
to-Jay. and we will tend you a full-sue bottl
trw of charge.
1HE 01 HUmi HOMEOPATHIC
FAMILY MEDICHE CDMPUl
P. 0. BOX 827
For over half a century the popular remedy j
'Superior to an otners) -witn rny&u:iui u
Europe and America, for the prompt and
complete cure of lonjf standing or recent
nsne nf rlpi-nn-'nmpntof theurinarvortrans
in either sex. At all drucKists, 75c- bottle 1
of 6s cansules. CL.1N & UU- f AKis. .
Relieves Kid J
troubles at once.
48 Hours a"-
Each Capsule "S
i the name C-WIDV)'
Beware of useless v-
i DR. FRANGKS
! Brains of Heal
These little pills vi.." quickly curs v
Constipation, Congestion, Heailaciie. I
E. F0UCERA & CO., New York ; Leroy, Paris.
FOR SALE FAI13IS.
rOR SALE 119 acres Montgomery county, Md., 3
miles from Muirkirk Station and electric cars;
house and outbuildings; 600 peach and 150 ap
ple trees; snap; 1,400.
150 acres, 1 miles from Colesville pike, Mont
gomery county, Md.; old house; at ?15 per acre.
400 acred, one-fourth cleared, balance in timber,
2 miles from Glymont; good house and out
buildings, at $1,000. ... t.,11
"00 acre3. 3 miles Glymont wharf, one-half
cleared, balance pine, oak, locust, walnut, and
poplar; 2 small houses; snap: price. .000.
1 ' ABRAHAM FISHER,
se20-3t-cod 512 E st- mr-
"it cuts the phlegm"
"" Hay Fever, Colds, Catarrh.
ACKER k AFFLECK,
8 Druggists, Fifteenth and Pennsylvania Avenue.
II a HP Vflil Sore Throat, Pimples, Copper-
liHlE lUU colored Spots, Aches, Ola Sores,
Ulcers in Mouth, Hair Falling!
Write COOK REMEDY CO., 1001 Masonic Temple,
Chicago, 111., for proofs of cures. Capital, y
000. Worst cases cured in la to 30 cays,
page book free.
Cll"JiCler' Esl!5 IWcsnocd Brant
0,lt.lnnl a Mil ) ! fisBuluC. A
Brc. iIwiTt rii.Mj", 10113 k4
DruiiUtror"iV-S'T, Xnf-uX D.a-ap
nond Eratiii la Ken s . annuo VWKf
bxe. : TrlOi ci'- il'-bcr.. TnLe Sr
n.nili,,. K,fnd&rnrcunultlitu- V
doni a').! trailctuuu. It Drc;-t:f,oriendle.
la unip fcr jirtu.. ' IMilnootiU anl
" JiOUcr ror nauio, ' n :t:T, oj reinra
ChlchcuterCieuilculto tmUioa Bqcsre,
oesi " r I'!1ABA,1'A
BoM brail Local
Innnt HeMrf -m:. Hay r-errinrn. twin
,.i..,!l- aid to .. a.T.r iu as; n v.- . rutrmn
vnvi .1 m- st-rii-tin v.iU f 1! tiini noiu
it a quick
.Iciii.K). Small V !. 1'P't-, .u:o ' AW
G. B. Wright, Music Dealer, Box 1437, Marshall, Kictu
r u i- "
yTTiiror flMiTrn nfflw rfflfrlniTrrBrnrriifiiiffri
and F Sis.
Oldest in age ; longest located;
Regular graduate two schools;
Authorized by the District Government to treat
All diseases of the Nose, Thrr-at,andI.nnp.Heart,,
Nerves. Bram. Blood, tkin. it mu-h,KJdne)s.ana
Biadder. Night losses. Sexual Weakness. atd all
Speelal Diseases o either sex. Stricture, Varicoccla
and Hydrocele cured without cuttlnpor operation.
No psun. No loss of time A prompt ami jw
manentcureguarantced. SyphilWanj stage)curcd
for life without mercury or potash. No exposure.
M Epic INE FUHNiSHED.
Daily Office Hours 10 to 1 and 3 to S. Sunday
10 to 12.
REDUCED I- REDUCED I
nis Readings to
Ladies, 25c. Cents, SOc
Oldest-established Clairvoyant, tells youc business,
love affairs, family troubles, about lawsuits, dl
vorccs, or anything you wish to knw; brines
separated together; causes speedy marriages; re- "
moves family troubles, bad luck spells, or mys
terious feelings. 10 to 10 daily. 4S3 H st- sw.
The "3 Days" Cure-
(for men) leads all remedies in this dry:
prompt and permanent cure or na charge. Con
sultation free. DR. JIcKEEHAN. 513 12th si.
nw. Office hours 0 to 12 a. m.; a to 8 p. in
closed Sunday. selO-SSt
EXPERT SPECIALIST in the cure ot all private
diseases. Hydrocele, Varicocele, Stricture. Im
potency, and Syphilitic Diseases positively cored
Advice and consultation free. Both sexes. Dally,
9 to 12, 2 to 5, Tuesday. Thursday, and Saturday
Evenings. 7 to 8.
002 F Street Nortkncat.
(Closed Sunday.) mh30-tt-
Medium and Card Reader. Washington's most
famous Clairvoyant and Palmist. Consult her on
business, love, and family affairs; reunites the
separated; removes spells; causes speedy mar
riages, and ijivcs pood luck. Open daily. German
pokcn; 2oc and 50c 520 II st. nw. se21-7t
MARRY wisely and rich: bis list of refined, edu
cated, and wealthy people who want to marry
sent for stamp. CORRESPONDENCE EXCHANGE,
Box C36, Bridgeport, Conn. se24-Su-tf
GYPSY PALMIST, 1022 7th st nw., 10 cents;
past, present, future; 2d floor, walk up; luck
charms; the separated brought together. sc2l-7t
MilE. DAVIS, born clairvoyant and card reader,
tells about business, removes spells and evil
Influences, reunites thi oeparated, and gives luck
to all; cures piles and drunkenness. 122S 25th st.
GENTLEMAN of wealthy and refined taste solicits
kind hearted wife for happy home. Mlt. EL
LIOTT, 3126 Forest ave., Chicago, HI. It
IT IS important for you to call early and get
your pick of an clcsrant overcoat or suit oi
clothes; all tailor made and nearly new; far such
a small sum that will make you laugh with Joy.
JUSTH'S OLD STAND. CU D st. - sel9-7t
Dr, A, ii, TAYLOR,
90O K St. W. "V.
Gold fillings and bridge work a specialty, at
the lowest prices; amalgam ttlllng, SOc; full sets
of teeth on plates, $5; extracting, either by gas
or local spray, absolutely pa:nles3, 50c; with
out, 25c; all work done by experts and guar
anteed tho best; open on Sundays .'ram 10 to 4
Mrs. DR. RENNER.
In obstetrics. Gold medal awarded for the scUnc
of obstetrics from the University o! Munich. Ba
varia. Treats successfully womin' complication
and irregularities; private sanitarium for ladin
before and during confinement. Infants adopted.?
Oclce hours. 2 to 6 p. m. CIO Pa. avu nw..
Washlneton. D. C. selO-tt
314 Ninth Street N. W
Money loaned on diamonds, watches. Jewelry,
THOS. J. OWEN, AUCT., 913 F ST. N. W.
AUCTION SALE OF VALUABLE UNIMPROVED
PROPERTY IN BROOKLAND, D. C.
On MONDAY. SEPTEMBER TWENTY-FIFTH,
1609, AT FIVE O'CLOCK P. M., I will sell, on the
premises, lots F, I, and R, in the subdivision of
the Talbcrt farm, near the station. Full terms
stated at time of sale. m. .
THOS. J. OWEN, Auctioneer.
DUNCANSON BROS., Auctioneers.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF A HANDSOME THKEE
STORY AND CELLAR BRICK AND STONE
DWELLING. KNOWN AS 2007 KALORAMA
AVENUE, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.
By virtue of a deed of trust, dated the litis day
of August, A. D.. ISOT.and recorded among the land
records ot the District of Columbia, Liber 2243,
folio 413 et scq., and at the request of the hold
ers of certain ot the notes secured thereby, we
.;n nffer nt nublic auction in front of the
premises on WEDNESDAY, THE FOURTH DAY
OF OCTOBER, A. D., 1S99, AT 4:30 O'CLOCK P.
M the following described real estate, situated
in 'the county of Washington, District of Colum
bia, to wit: All that certain piece or parcel
of land and premises known and distinguished as
and being lot numbered 33 of B. H. Warner's sub
division of lots in George Trucsdell's addition to
Washington Heights, as said Warner's subdivision,
is recorded in County Book 11, folio 95, of the
records of the surveyor's office of the District ot
Columbia, together with the improvements there
on Terms of sale: One-third ot the purchase
money to be paid in cash, and the balance ta be
paid in two equal installments, respectively in
one and two years, secured by deed of trust on
the property sold, with interest payable semi
annually at the rate of C per cent per annum, or
all cash, at the option of the purchaser. A de
posit ot 5200 will be required at time of sale.
Sale to be closed in fifteen days from day ot
sale, otherwise the property will be resold at the
ri3k and cost of defaulting purchaser after five
days advertisement in some newspaper published
in Washington, D. C. Conveyances and revenue
stamps at cost of purchaser. ,,.
LUl'lO u. tlLlli,
CLARENCE B. RHBEM,
Trustees. 916 F st. nw.
FOIt SALE BICYCLES.
VET?AAiETus?"rrce!vcd20 bicycles from Roach &
Barnes, of Philadelphia, with positive orders
to sell; no reasonable offer will be refused; these
bicycles are 1S80 50 Clovers, manufactured by
the famous Barnes Mfg. Co., and are the- strang
est and most beautiful bicycle constructed today;
tires from SI. 39 up, mechanically put on. NEW
YORK CYCLEJCO., 421 9th st. nw. ge2t-3t
HIGHEST cash prices paid for old bieyeles, type
writers, cash registers, and sewing iutehincs.
740 10th St. nw. sg23-3t-em
FOR SALE Musfc seU ray high-grade gents wheel;
sacrificed to a quiefc buyer; in excellent condi
tion. 1015 L st. nw se22.et-em
our charges for cutting down frames, $4.59; en
ameling. $2; vulcanizing, 40c; plugging, 15c LA
BOFISH, Bicycle Machinist, 717 9th st. nw.
FORSALE Lady's bicycle built to order, almost
new. will exchange for jewelry. 1523 7th st,
side entrance. se233t
FOR SALE Remodeled Monarch bieycle; perfect
condition; $10. 1120 5th st. nc. se22 -3t
FORSALK See our line of second-hand wheels.
PENSION CYCLE CO., 445 G st. nw.
WANTED To exchange, in part payment for a
house on Columbia Heignts, a wen mint -room
unincumbered dwelling, located in S, near
9th st. nw. LOUIS P. SHOEMAKER, 920 F st. nw.
FOR EXCHANGE Fine fruit farm of COO acres, la
finest part of Florida; good improvements
(clear); for improved property In Washington,
n n v. FELL. 020 E st. nw. It-em
FOIt EXCHANGE 150 acre farm, large house, for
small place near city; not less than ten acres.
Addrcs C. 0. this office. se22-
PVPER hanging; only first-class work. O. B.
U.U1IU1U.', !' " " ""' '
THERE'S such a satisfaction in having us paper
the rouiua; rich, elegant, stylish paper to
choose from; finest work a-eured; and only $2 up
to nay us; we do all kinds ot fine painting a
cqiullv lmv prices. F. G. NOLTE, S10 9th st.
N'O BRANCH J20-tt
PAPERIIANGING AND PAINTING Rooms pa
pered. S2.00 up; latest design; finest work.
J HUNT, 407 G st. nw. sel9-7t