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THE TIMES. WASHINGTON. 3TONDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1900.
STOCK MARKET GOSSIP
Outlook for (he Beginning of Hie
Xcw Year in Speculation.
Condition Ml Faiornlile o Iliulicr
I"rli'r Ci?n Moiirj n Mi-onir, Hull
I'm-tor Cnrcful l'ooplc- 'InkliiK
I'rofilx on Iic IlulKrx. lloni'M'r,
nml Vit InrronilnK lliclr Lliirn.
NEW YORK, Dec IS. It is probable
that the last market daj of the 5 car will
repeat the record of the past week and
month, that prices will continue to ad
ante, and that the jear will be usher
ed out with its hesc lccl. More, it is
extremely likelj that the flr6t market day
of the new ear will also be full of
strength and advancing prices. Some peo
ple expert a reaction shortlj of scleral
points, and of course they take the most
reasonable Mew, judging the market by
rdinary standards. It Js possible, how
ever, that the upward movement will con
tinue for some time longer, with only
fcueh short periods of recession as that of
The failure of the expected reaction to
materialize may be partly attributed to
the continuous taking of profits which
we hae been seeing each day. This Is
one of the best safety valves to so exten
sive a speculation as is taking place at
present. There Is a certain amount of
bald manipulation cMdent in the stock
market, ard it is highly desirable that it
should not be successful to the extent of
encouraging overtrading by weak people.
The irregularity of the market and the
frequent reactions In prices sene to weed
out weak interests and to discourage
reckless buying. A healthy check was
given to the rank extras agance of stock
speculation Immediately following the
November election. The recovery since
that reaction has been pronounced in
many directions, but It has not taken the
aspect of a continuous advance. Frequent
setbacks have occurred in consequence
of profit taking, and the shifting of ac
counts, "which has been a marked feature
of late, tends to preserve the general
stability of the stock exchange fabric
Intrinsic conditions are excellent as
has been said many times before. All
lines of business are in a great wave of
prosperity. The amount of money re
quired to carry on the Increasing volume
of commercial trinsactions has been more
The plenty of money has been due in
part to the increase In national bank cir
culation resulting from the financial
measure enacted by Congress last March.
There has also been a notable Increase
Jn the country's stock of gold through the
production of domestic mines and receipts
from the Klondike, Australia and, to an
extent, from Europe.
In the Industrial field there has been
during the year a readjustment of values.
That is, the securities of companies based
upon manufacturing enterprises that are
dealt in on the stock exchange have been
scrutinized more carefully than when they
were first issued, and the process of di
gestion has resulted in a noteworthy re
vision of values. That process is still
going on, and should the public view prove
to be too severe or pessimistic In some
cases, that error will doubtless be recti
fied in due time.
In the transportation Industry, however,
there has been steady improvement
throughout the year. Both Wall Street
and the public outside of It have become
co accustomed to transactions of great
magnitude that It is possible that neither
has yet fully appreciated what is being
and has been accomplished in the direc
tion of establishing a community of Inter
est between all of the railway systems
of the country. This means stable and
profitable rates without the Imposition of
undue burdens upon the traffic, greater
economy In operation, and, finally, better
returns to the great army of investors,
both large and small.
The circumstances that have been briefly
touched upon are chiefly responsible for
the recent continuous advance in the
prices of railway securities, particularly
as they tend to ensure the safety of the
Interest-bearing obligations of the rail
ways and foreshadow Increased returns
upon the share capitalization Without
doubt the acceptance of this Mew Is large
ly responsible for the advance last week
In the prices of such stocks as St. Paul
common, Delaware nnd Hudson, New York
Central,. Pennsylvania, Rock Island, Con
solidated Gas, Northwest, Illinois Central,
and other stocks that may be regarded as
belonging In the same class.
There has also been an enormous busi
ness in stocks that have not yet attained
the distinction upon the dividend paying
casts that is enjoyed by those enumerated,
and also In others of a more purely spec
ulative character. A good deal of the
buying Is unquestionably In anticipation of
the extraordinarily heavy January 1 dis
bursements The movement has naturally
extended to the bond market and has re
sulted in great activity at advancing
These conditions have made the ad
vances already attilned and they promise
a continuance of tLe advance.
Kcw lark Stock .MnrtceT.
Corrected dally btir R Hlhbj & Co, mnr
Ifrs of the New York Stock Exchange. 1419 F
Ooen. Hleh Low. CIm.
wire 6X 45 45
-Wire, pfd fcS SS fi? W
American Fnsrsr 129' I43K 1T1 UV4
Arwrlnu Tobacco 112 I13S Wi IH!
f1r 45V S 46
Atchison, pfd 7K ES54 7 fS'f
D A: o Ki M. KK S.Ti
B ft 0..ptd KSVf 1i KiV B
Brooklyn Rapid Transit... MM KU 61 $5
Chreapeale A. Ohio 414 425$ 4IJ1 41
C C. C. & St L 73 74 73 74
Chicago. D. & Q Ul'i I43K NI Ui
CMfeo & Northwestern... 170H IT2JJ I7uli I72V4
CM fc St- Paul Hi' 147 142V 146
Chicago. R. I. & Pinfic... 120 121 120 121
Chicago & C. Wertern 17 17 17), 17K
r- K k 1 My S5S H'i MM
Consolidated Gaa 184V 195 Wt'i 115
Contiretjtal Tulucco 3K 39 3814 39
Con. Tobacco, pfd 03 83 93 S3
Delaware A Hue-son 123 132 123 111H
Federal Steel K 57. XH 56',
Federal Steel, pfd W 777. 77'f 77V
Ceneral Electric 191 1OT 191 193
Illinois Central 131 132S 131 13JH
LcuisvlUe A Nsshville &1V fc7 b7 Ntf
Metropolitan Trar.loo I63U 1711 169)4 171
Manhattan Elevated 114 1I5X 111 115
Missouri Taclnc 71 71 a 70S 71 W
M.. K. A T.. pfd 46 44 4jH
New Jersey Central 143S 143 I45"J 145
Ktw York Central 143 14SH llili H5,
K. Y., O. tc Western a)', 31 55 3U' li)
Korthcrn Pacific SIS 61', Bltf 834
Kcrthirn Pacific, pfd ts8 87'4 tBV, 67H
Pacific Mali i2H i2U 4JS 'i
Penn. fi. K UhX I47 I45i !47!
Peoples" Gaa 10IH 105U IOJS 104 i
Iteaci&z tlrst PUi 70! OS 70'i
Bouttern Pacific 43K 44H li 43
rku.tl.ern I'allway !1H 22K 2','f 22
Southern lUllway. pld 7i'A ',1'A 7IM 72
Tcias Padfic "Il 2fi", 24 iiiii
Turn. Coal U Iron CJU U UM CI 14
Union Pidfie 77K 79?, 77W 79U
Union Pacific. pW 034 A( 63", WH
U. b. Ualber 15H 5K H'S 14 -,
U. 6. LeatUr. fti 77 7bj 77 '.SS
U. a Rubber 26 Ji UIH S&H 2s li
Wabath, rid 5!i 28 Mi 25',
V.entrn Union Tel U MH si bi
Transactions on the stock exchange
during the week Just ended aggregated
E,G14,"S6 shares. Of this amount 2,283,000
hares represented the dealings in a dozen
stocks, leaving 2,720,730 shares as the
Tlieliniiid efnfsfi.tI"T,SAyES Uabi'd&Powftr
Everufprning.R3EJjB3V TEETH Every Night.
.---.I. w...rr-r, nr-X AT THF STORF"; M RYMAII
JEW SIZEjLlUUIU.t; ruYtucK cot pocoxnycity
total of the other 1P9 properties In which
there were dealings. Here are the active
Qhirc Net chance
Migar 33),4ij Air.. 21
SL Paul . . . 3K..0B1 dv lOVi
Iirootlin HapiJ Transit 227.011 Wt.. 1
Sjjtlicrn Pacilit 201.075 Dec . VA
Imon Pacific 10110 AiU.. 1
I'cop'e lia ia"0W Adi.. 2
Ontario and Western 170.425 Adv.. 2
Northern Pacific 152 775 Dec..
Vauhatlan 133 855 Adl.. Is
M eel ami Wire 122 i' M.. H
Heading fln-t pfd 121,00! Ad . IV
Ine 118,710 Dec.. 1
The iron and steel trade is looking up
and the prospects for 1901 are promising.
Leading Iron and steel Interests state
that all trade indications point toward a
record-breaking business In the coming
vear, and in consequenco good market
Judges look for better prices for the iron
and steel shares. The prediction has been
made that the preferred shares of the
representative companies will sell at par
earlj In 1901. Federal Steel preferred Is
on a sound investment basis, and so Is
Rt public Steel preferred. The last-named
stock has not et attracted the attention
cf speculators, but it is being quietly ab
sorbed by investors. Good industrial
shares will sell higher because they are
at present unnaturally depressed, and be
cause their actual value Is Increasing.
The ordering of new cars is a safe indica
tion of railway prosperity. Statements
from the American Car and Foundry Com
pany show that all the railroads of the
country are in the market for new rolling
stock, orders involving thousands of cars
coming in dally The railroads have not
been adding much to their mileage in the
last few j ears. The country, however,
has grown up to the mileage and tho roads
have been forced to spend millions of dollars-
on rolling stock in order to handle
the country's prosperity.
Traffic managers of most of the tail
rrads operating between New Yo k and
the Mississippi River agree that the year
Just closing has been productive of the
best results ever experienced by the rail
roads in the United States in any ono
year. Each railroad has had all the busi
ness that it could handle, and with the
each road has received full tariff rates
for Its traffic. This one fact of the ma'n
tenance of regular rates has increased
the aggregate of net earnings of the trunk
lines by not less than $3,000,000. Every
railroad influenced by the authority and
example of the Vanderbilt-Morgan-Penn-sjlvanla
Railroad alliance has realized
larger profits than ever before That there
increased profits have not been distrib
uted In extra dividends Is readily account
ed for by the enormous expenditures that
have been made out of current income
for betterments and new equipment. The
amount of money applied directly from
earnings to the Improvement of railroad
property within tho past vear Is unpre
cedented. The extraordinary volume of
traffic developed by the generally pros
perous business conditions throughout tho
country has made it necessary for every
railroad company to spend larger sums
than usual in increasing its transporta
The hie professional and the big Invest
ment Interests alike are still buying !
stocks. Mr. Keene continues to express
his bullish views, and It Is known that
his purchases on Saturday were heavy.
The Vanderbllt and Morgan buying was
also conspicuous This is one of the best
evidences possible that the top prices of
the movement have not been retched yet.
The Rock Island purposes entering the
field for Southern California and Mexican
business whether it pleases the Atchison
or not. The acquisition by the Atchison,
of the Pecas Valley &. Northeastern did
prevent-the consummation of plans enter
tained by the Rock Island for reaching El
Paso over this line. Now It is stated that
the Rock Island will build an extension
from Liberal, Kan., to connect with the
El Paso and the Northwestern, which Is
a little line recently constructed, which,
beginning at El Paso, runs northward into
a productive country, but without impor
tant towns. The Rock Island has con
tracted for lumber ties, with which to lay
the road from Liberal to the Southwest.
Survejs were completed some time ago
President Purdy denies that the Rock
Island has purchased any of the sto'ck of
the El Paso & Northwestern, but this may
The Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy
Railroad reports gross earnings for No
vember of $3,965,786, a decrease of $100,147
as compared with the same month of last
jear, and net $1,270,929, a decrease of
$218,584. For the five months ending No
vember 30 the ross earnings were $22,
355,043, an increase of $816,298 as com
pared with the corresponding period of
last year, and net $8,816,783, a decrease of
$222,299. Fixed charges were $4,125,000,
leaving a surplus of $4,691,783, a decrease
of $258,207. The statement was a disap
pointment to many on Saturday, and caus
ed heavy realizing. It is not to bo doubt
ed, however, that the stock will soon
begin to advance.
The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and
St. Louis Railroad reports gross earnings
for November of $1,603,168, an increase of
$100,810 as compared with the sacrx month
of last year, and net $520,323, a decrease
of $11 732. For the five months ending No
vember 30 the gross earnings were $7,C0S,
492, an Increase of $437,612 as compared
with the corresponding period of last year,
and net $2,292,5C6, an increase of $22,122.
Fixed charges were' $1,217,084, leaving a
surplus of $1,073,422, a decrease of $5,234.
The Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and
St. Louis Railroad reports gross earnings
for November of $1,588,262, a decrtase of
$64,724 as compared with the same mouth
of last year, and net $377,715, a decrease
of $103,339. For the eleven months end
ing November 30 the gross earnings were
$17,291,426, an increase of $901,568, as com
pared with tho corresponding period of
last year, and net $4,570,798, an increase
of $93,2C6 Interest and rentals were
$3,425,199, leaving a surplus of $1,145,599,
a decrease of $264,403.
Tho St. Louis and San Francisco Rail
road reports gross ca-ngs for Novem
ber of $871,268, an Increase of $181,601 as
compared with the same month of last
year a.nd net $392,8"6, an Increase of
$110,823 For the five months ending No
vember 30 the gross earnings were $4,2S7,
925. an increase of $809,368 as compared
with the corresponding period of last
year, nnd net $2,005,573, an increase of
AN ELEPHANT'S IVORY VALUE.
Clri-nt UVallli In (lie 'IiihIcn of Afri
fFrom (lie licrlin Die Wocie)
Tho largest elephant tusk ever brought
out of German East Africawas recently
sold to an American collector of curios
at Zanzibar for a fancy price It
weighed 270 pounds, and at the current
price for ivory per pound would be
worth about $1,050. The amount paid Is
not known, but It was considerably
more than this figure The American
bought also Its companion tusk.
A native hunter killed the elephant
from which the tusks were taken It
would be interesting to know how riu-n
of the value of the ivory fell to the lot
of the hunter
The enormous proportions of the ele
phant can be guessed wh.-n it is borne
In, mind that he carried more than a
fjua-ter of a ton In his two tusks.
(From Pick-Mc Up )
Wife (severely)- u hat doc this mean, tlrl Do
ou luio the (fiiicf
Husband esli. m' dear I was (hie) 'talned,
m dear, by feaxl'l axrlierdent
Wire lalanned and Krwinff suddenly )mpa
tlutlc) -Accident! Cood gracicu, (.force, are
you much hurt!"
Inibbaiui , m1 dear, fort'nat'ly (hie) not.
Axsherdent uspp'n'd t" other fl'r (lilc.)
THE WORLD'S COMMERCE.
Interesting Dntn From the Ticniurj
Hiirenn of SdiditlcN.
Commercial conditions throughout the
world in the closing months of 1900 aru
set forth In a table which will be pre
sented In the forthcoming number of the
"Monthly Summary of Commerce and ri
nance," Issued by the Trtasury Bureau of
Statistics. The table shows the Imporis
and exports of tho principal countries of
the world during such parts of the cal
endar jear 1900 as can be shown from the
latest available data and compares the"
same with the corresponding months of
the preceding jear, thus presenting a pic
ture of the growth of tho world's com
merce In the present year as compared
with that of the preceding year. The
table which thus presents tho latest
available data for the current vear neces
sarily Includes only those countries which
publish monthly or quartcrlj statements
of their commerce.
A comparison of the commerce of the
principal countries of the world with that
of the United States In 1900 and of the
growth or reduction of their commerce
with our own development during the
jear presents some facts of especial In
terest In considering the development of
our own commerce in the jear and cen
turv about to close.
Taking the countries in their alpha
betical order, as arranged in the table,
the facts presented are as follows:
Argentina The Imports of nine months
ending with September, 1900, are $S4.J00 -000,
against $84,197,000 In the correspond
ing months o,f 1899, while the exports of
nine months ending with Septcmbjr, 19C0,
are $118,230,000, against $113,501,000 in the
corresponding months of last year.
Austria-Hungary The imports cf len
months ending with October, 1900, are
$250,887,000, against $270,170,000 in the
corresponding months of last year, and
the exports of the ten months ending
with October. 1900, are $317 934,000,
against $310,013,000 in the corresponding
months of last year.
Belgium The Imports of ten months
ending with October, 1900, are $337,721,
000, against $344,335,000 In the correspond
ing months of last year, and the exports
of ten months ending with October. 1900,
are $2S2r435,000, against $290,965,000 in tho
corresponding months of last year.
Canada The imports of three months
ending with September, 1900, are $47,736,
000, against $41,639,000 in the correspond
ing months of last year, and the exports
of three months ending with September,
1900, are $33,013,000, against $43,994,000 iu
the corresponding months of last year.
Egypt The imports of eight months
ending with August, 1900, nre $40,523,000,
against $33,165,000 in the corresponding
months of last year, and the exports of
eight months ending with August, 1900,
are $50,821,000, against $40,0S.00O In the
corresponding months of last ear.
France The Imports of ten months end
ing wilh October, 1900, are $703,8SS,000,
against $710,102,000 in the corresponding
months of last year, and the exports of
ten months ending w 1th October, 1900, are
$647,074,000, against $651,666,000 In the
corresponding months of last year
Germany The Imports of nine months
ending with September, 1900, arc $952,019,
009, against $952,014,000 In the correspond
ing months of last year, and tho exports
of nine months ending wlth September,
1900, are $714,060,000, against $714,023,000
In the corresponding months of last year.
In the case of Germany alone spece and
bullion arc Intruded In this statement.
British Irdia The Imports of five
months ending with August, 1900, are $92,
018,000, against $31,324,000 In the corre
sponding months of last year, and the er
ports of five months ending with August.
1900. are $126,888,000, against $144,006,000
In the corresponding months of last year.
Italy The imports often months end
ing with October. 1900. are $248,163,000,
against $219,331,000 in th- correpondlng
months of last year, and the exports of
ten months ending with October, 1900, are
$210,857,000, against $222,103,000 In the cor
responding months of last year.
2Iexlco The Imports of two months end
ing with August, 19C0, are $9,561,000,
against $S 485,000 In tho corresponding
months of last year, and the exports of
two months ending with August. 1900, ari
$11 032.000. against $10,423,000 Iu the cor
responding months of last year.
Portugal The Imports of Ave months
ending with May, 19CO, are $2S.274.000,
against $24,380,000 In the corresponding
months of last year, and the exports cf
five months ending with May, 19C0, are
J14.3U1.000, against $1.1,625,000 In the cor
responding months of last year.
Russia The Imports of six months end
ing with June. 1''00. are $144,441,000.
against $148,834,000 In the corresponding
months of last year, and the exports of
six months ending with June, 1900, are
$146 16 C00 against $13! 261.000 In the cor
responding months of last jear.
Spain The Imports of nine months end
ing with September, 19C0. are $110,405,000,
agilnst $121,972,000 In the corresponding
months of last year and the exports of
nine months ending with September. 1900,
aro $91031,000, against $102,189,000 in the
corresponding months of last year.
Switzerland The Imports of nine months
ending with September 1900. are $167,107,
0N, against $1G1,405,000 In the correspond
ing morths of last year, and tho exports
of nine months ending with September,
1900 are S117,70C,00O, against $111037.000
In the ccrre'pondlng months of last year.
United Kingdom The Imports of eleven
months ending November, lCO, are $2,
322.6f3.000. against $2,162.377,0CO In the
correrpondlng menths of last year, and
the domestic exports of eleven months
ending with November 1100, a'C $1,303,
440,000 against $1,180 720,000 in the cor
responding months ol last year.
United States The Imports of eleven
months ending with November, 1900, are
$760,451 507, against $728,213,577 In the cor
responding months of last year, and the
exports of domestic merchandise of eleven
months ending with November, 1100, are
$1.308 929,330, ai?ainst $1.131.,i37,910 in the
corresponding months of last jear.
THE EACING CALENDAR.
En(rlex nt New OrlcniiH.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 30. Entries for
First race For three-year-olds and up
ward; selling; one mill Onoto, 92; Denny
Duffy, Dlvertlsement, Randy, 95; Plantain,
101, Blue Dan, Alvln V., Island Prince,
Matchlm, Titus, 101; Plnar del Kio, 101,
Second race ror two-year-olds; selling;
five and one-half furlongs. Bramblebush,
Waterplant, 5; Curtesy, 99; Cape Jessa
mine, 100: Amorosa, 102; Bonverness,
Bomerack, Senator Joe, 102; Shut Up, 104;
Henry Clay Itje, 1C6.
Third race ror th:-ee-j ear-olds and up
ward; selling; one mile. Olekma, Bever
agt, 92; Domadgc, Little Boy Blue. 93;
Sarilla, Castlne. Sunlocks, OS; Dan Cupid,
Judge Magec, Uhlers, 101; False Lad, 101;
W B Gates, 110.
Fourth race For tbrce-year-olds and
upward; handicap; one and one-sixteenth
miles. Mlts Hanover, Albert Vale, Stran
gest, 107; Monk Wayman, 116.
rifth race ror three-year-olds and up
ward; selling; six furlongs Azua, 96;
Bermuda Prince, 10); Bosy Morn, Mey Sa
lazar. Orion. 101, Ledy Contrary, 102;
Scrivener, Miss Hanover, Avalor, 104: Ed
Gartland, Sir Christopher, 103; Horseshoe
Sixth race Tor two-year-olds; selling;
fle and one-half furlongs. Quito night,
95; Saline Zack Phelps, 100; Educate, 101;
Gracious 104; Gallopln, 103; Clorlta, Syn
copated Sandv, 112.
TVevv Orlrnim SelrctloiiH.
First race Ah In 'W., Bandy, Island
Second raco Henry Clay live. Shut Up,
Si'Lotor Joe. "
Third race Dan Cupid, Uhlers, W. B
Fourth race Monk Wayman, Strangest,
Fifth race Horseshoe Tobacco, Diggs,
Sixth race Gracious, Educate, Quite
MFD TO ESCAPE JUSTICE
Perils of Criminals Seeking to
l'evr Countries ovv Present Clmncen
of .'-triii Hj TlsrviTriiiiotnsiI n ll
mrlte ftcMirt 'iVmiitndoii IVe-
Overcome lKl(iien mill
I.cml (o Tliclr CiipUirc.
Such a fierce light Is now shed by the
telegraph and press on the movements of
persons who, for reasons of their own, are
dtsirous of avoiding the long arm of the
law that the evil doer of todav must be
of opinion that he might as well live in a
glass house. "Where am I to go?" says
the criminal. It is a knottv problem, for
even the detectives whom the writer has
consulted are not unanimous on the sub
ject. Said one: "I don't think that Argentina
will be much run uponVor some time to
come. It has loomed so largo In tho pub
lic gao that runaways, naturally thinking
that newcomers wilj bo regarded with sus
pl"'on, will shun that State. The Conti
nent? If you can pass as a foreigner, not
unless. There are, of course, thousands
of Englishmen abroad, but when anyone
is wanted only two classes escape suspicion
the dashing voung fellow fresh from col
lege, bluff, hearty, with a friend or two,
plenty of letters from England, and an en
tire absence of secrecy, and the married
Englishman with his family.
"Now, the fugitive from Justice is nearly
always alone, and, however much he may
swagger, spend his money, or live irre
proachably he has no letters and Is gener
al! pale In tho morning. Why 1 Bad
night's rc3t- Then, again, tho inventive
faculties of criminals generally fail from
tho moment they run away. There aro ex
ceptions, of course.
"I remember once chasing after a forger
half over Europe, nnd ultimately tracing
him to Bordeaux. I anticipated an easy
capture, as the French police had all the
stations and loads watched to prevent es
cape. All the private lodgings were scour
ed and the hotels searched. No use. How
was I to know that the Indian gentleman
who was so submissively followed by
his Indian attendant was my man, espec
ially as not only his clothes and get up
were thoso of a Parsee, but his Jewelry
and effects were Indian too? One morning
a chambermaid In the pay cf the police
told me that the toilet -cover In the In
dian's bedroom was missing and had been
replaced by a new one. That set me think
ing. So on the first opportunity I search
ed his luggage and the secret was reveal
cd. The reason for hiding the toilet cover
was at once apparent a brown stain the
color of walnut Juices. It flashed upon me
in an instant that he had upset the bottle
while dyeing his skin. He subsequently
told me that he had made all his arrange
ments, even to securing the servant, long
before he left England."
It Is the opinion' of a well-known retired
detective, whose services are still greatly
In request when the Continent has to be
visited, that the work would be rendered
much more difficult if law breakers
thought out their plans for bolting before
hand. "I remember d bank rashler," he
says, "who before he bolted obtained a
largo quantity of French money and re
covered from his friends all his portraits,
including also the negatives. He had also
worn a toupee so1 long that everyone had
forgotten that the top of his head was
quite bald. Still, 1" managed somehow to
trace him to Boulognevwhere the English
colony Is large ctfough Xo make It difficult
to Identify anyone, without a photo. The
baldheaded ones I naturally left alone.
and as I was sure he was not among the
others I was on the point of returning to
England when I received a letter saying
that my man was passionately fond of the
opera 'Carmen.' That evening, attirea in
a spare uniform belonging to one 01 inc
local bands, I persuaded the leader to al
low me to stand In the ranks and pretend
to play a clarionet It was getting late
when 'Carmen' was played for the last
time. Tho hotels had made no sign, and
as a last resource we had stopped outside
one of the boarding houses. There wasn t
a soul about wnen a oaiuneauea genue-
man crossed the road and gave the con
ductor a couple of francs to repeat the
selection. Next day we Journeyed togeth
er to London "
An Italian gentleman with whom tLe
present writer Is acqjalnted says: "The
fidelity observed by the numerous secret
societies of Italy Is due to a belief tnat
there Is no hiding place In the world
where traitors aie safe, from vengeance
not even In London, toward which they
all gravitate as affording them the safest
asjlum. Two years ago me Doay 01 an
uijiuui. . j... c" -- .
Italian was found n the Thames stabbed
to the heart. We were acquainted, ana 1
was the only person to whom on his ar- I
rival he confided tho secret of his hiding
rivai ui,iratUu. .
place lie naa neiriyeu m --"-'"J 1 i -
which he was a member to the Govern
ment. His pursuers who knew that he
had fled to London, made no effort on
their arrival to hunt him down, content
lng themselves with instructing the keep
ers of the Italian restaurants to keep a
watch, about four months later, on any
Italian who might dine there. They cal
culated that by then the temptation to
meet a countrymnn .and renew his ac
quaintance with the dishes of the old
country would prove irresistible. Three
months elapsed, and the poor wretch,
weary of hiding, stole from his retreat
and, after passing a pleasant evening at
one of tho cheap Italian restaurants, ad
journed with some companions to tto
lodgings of a compatriot to play doml
nos. That night he met his fate."
Considering the vast size of America,
one would think that a fugitive landing in
th-it country would disappear in an im
penetrable mist. Scotland Yard, however,
will tell you that American detectives have
a most extraordinary knack of finding any
criralnl they choose. Enlistment, as a
rule, is useless for any but joung crimi
nals, t'ltv defaulters are seldom found in
the ranks, for a man is generally thirty
years of age before he obtains a position
which will enable him to rob nis employ
er. excepting, of course, tho foolish voung ' siraints which need to be removed. In our
fellow who bolts with the money ho is en- , jew they nre, on the contrary, ctnuMte
trust"d to ray Into a bank. y adapted, If not absolutely ccptitii, to
Of late vears quite the. most popular of , the purpose of c-ci)reslns eislicate shades
the few hiding places left was the .Trans- of meaning . vvhlc " "s"-
vaal It does not follow Dccausc me iioer
farmers have made, the practice for years
past, ard notably .since; the abortive Jame
son raid, to extend a Hearty welcome to
nil persons wanted by tho British authori
ties that they have'a natural liking for
criraluals. Their dislike of us is so great
as to cause them to entertain. If not a
friendliness, at least a surly sort of com
passion for all (hoso who have incarred
the displeasure ot the police.
The criminals who fled to the Transvaal
have been, as a rule, young men, for your
elderly reprobate generally has a horror
of what is known as roughing it. He may
have a liking for game, but only when
cooked. Till recently one of the most
cn-erprislng of the hunters who supply
the English market with skins of wild
animals was a bank forger who, after
evading the detectives by passing himself
off as an Indian servant ot nn old friend
who was leturnlng to India, landed at
Cairo and actually worled his way on
foot Into Central Africa, through the land
of the Matabclc, and thence into the
northern districts of the Transvaal, which
at that time were full of big game. In
creasing years and a scarcity of lions
Induced him at last to exchange hunting
for matrimony, and he is now, we under
stand, doing his level best to drink him
self to death before the British occupy
As we have annulled the convention
which gave the Beers their liberty, the
Scotland Yard odlcers will reap a rich
harvest. One of tho. wanted ones once
occupied a position of trust and im
portance in a large city house.
J22-0 a vear quite insufficient to gratify
his habits, which were distinctly Itidr-
lous, he embez7lcd at various times odd
sums amounting to about 500, and wtyn
detection was Iqov liable absconded, made
his wav to tho TranoVcnl, scraped an ac
iiuaintaucc with n Ilocr official In Pre
toria, got a letter of Introduction to a
farmer up country, and was engaged at
a salary of 4 a month and bis food to
teach the daughters reading and writing.
After ho had lived the life of a dog for
tuelve months the family suddenly alter
ed their treatment. Looking about for a
reason he soon saw that the eldest daugh
ter, an uncleanly damsel of huge bulk,
who for ail her twenty summers was un
able to read or write, had fallen in love
with him. That anyone, even an Eng
lishman, should refuse to marry a lady
whose weight avoirdupois exceeded 230
pounds seemed so suspicious to the dopper
and his sons that to save his life the silly
fellow, who found life in England dull on
230, married the lady, and is today the
most miserable man In South Africa, ex
I'rcsldent Stcjn not excepted. The Pall
FEWEB EAKMEHS AT ALBANY.
Silicon In the rvr IVevv lorlc
(From th.? ew York Sun )
Although a considerable majority of the
members of the New Tork Legislature
represent rural constituencies, and, al
though a majority of the voter;, ol New
Tork State derive their livelihood from
farms or fiom business connected with
farming, the term farmer, since It became
a colloquial name for unsophisticated per
sons, has not been popular for lawmakers.
Members of both branches of the Legisla
ture were chosen this year, tut only two
of them in the senate and only fourteen In
the assembly, out of fifty members In the
upper and 130 in the lower branch, de
scribed themselves as farmers, the other
members from rural districts selecting as
more appropriate other descriptions of
their vocation. Among the occupations
given by such senators-elect are these:
Dealer In real estate, dealer In land, mer
cantile business, and manager. Among
the occupations represented among the as-semblymcn-elect
are. Creamery dealer,
real estate dealer, merchant, miller, pro
duce dealer, vlnlculturlst, brick manufac
turer, flour dealer, oil operator, lumber
dealer, and dairyman
The tendency or legislation in New York
as elsewhere Is to limit the amount of
legislation adopted for the benefit of far
mers and tG allot such mattTs to the care
Of separate departments Thus, in Wash
ington the former Commissioner of Agri
culture is now the Secretary of Agricul
ture, with a seat in the Cabinet, and 13
the executive head of an independent de
partment. In New- York, as in most other
States, there Is a Commissioner of Agri
culture, and he attends to many of the
matters which formerly were made sub
ject to the action of the Legislature. Ho
appoints directors of farmers' institutes,
inspectors of cheese and dairy products,
chemists, sanitary experts, and prosecut
ing attorneys, and within the limitations
established by the statute acts for the
farmers of the State.
The necessity of farmers as Representa
tives In the Legislature is, therefore,
minimized. Farmers, as a rule, do net
make good legislators, although the State
of New York has profited much In the
past by some measures which have had
the solid support of farmer members
The farmer, ns a rule. Is unable to draw
a bill In such shape that It may be adopt
ed by the Legislature without danger of
being declared unconstitutional. A farm
er's phrasing of penal regulations Is often
vague and indefinite, and, as a result,
the bills offered In the Legislature for the
benefit of farmers are drawn either by
lawyers who have many farmer clients cr
by paid counsel of agricultural or dairy
men's societies. These are some reasons
why fewer farmers appear In the Lesisla.
ture now than formerly.
WILL AND EHALE.
re of Wonls "Hint Arc
(From the Yew York Tribune )
A reader of the "Tribune" calls our at
tention to a recent article in which ' will"
was wrongly used for "shall" We are
obliged to him, and regret the error, but
Its occur-ence even in our own columns is
not a miracle The most careful super
vision cannot nlwavs save a newpnpcr,
necessarily made in histe. from mistakes
which anbody may detect at leisure, and
which are pretty sure to catch the editor's
eve and vex his soul when he seas the
printed sheet. Moreover, the so called
English auxiliaries set man) traps into
which the unwary are likely to fall, and
which unhappily a multitude of highly In
telligent persons are utterly unab'e to
avoid. A Yale professor, who, of course,
had excellent opportunities to eluerve the
linguistic habits of young men brought up
In all parts of the countrj, was wont to
sny that nobodv born west of the Hudson
River could distinguish the ilitTerence be
tween "will" and "shall," and that in con
cquence a large majoritv of the people of
the United States used those words vlth
out discrimination, not knowing, or, he
j was mjtii iu B.ijr, iiiui.ii i.iiiii& t.iiutiiiri
they were accidentally right or wrung. He
expectetl that tieforo long tne distinction
would be wholly lost, being convinced that
there was no way to avert what he
deemed a great misfortune Doubtless his
cec,crar,hlcal limitation was too strict .tut
Ills apprenension was not ioousn. 11 nas
been shared by many olnervrrj?, ino'rdlns
Illchard Grant White, ar 1 since his time
the tendency which he deplored has stead
It should be said, however, that Incom
petence to distinguish between "will" and
"shall," and, of course, between "would"
and "should," which are far more trouble
some to those v.hoo autllliry i-tnse If
we may employ that definition, is de
ficient, is a cause for pity rather than for
reproach. It seems to be a question of in
tultioi. unconsciously derived irom early
associations, no rule that we hive ever
seen being clear, complete, and Infallible.
We are confident that thousnls of Ill
educated New Englandeis po thiotigh life
without ever making a inia.aiee In the use
of tho- en's or knowing wry they nso
them correctlv. or Indeed giving the sub
ject .1 moment's thought; and that a far
larger number of Americans having an
ndmirable command of the vernacular are
habitually right or wrong, as the case
may be, by mere chance, bflng incapable
of determining In advance wh cr word
should be choen or of Judging afterward
whether their choice was pnper or 1m
prootr. With the lape of vears the English
language has had many irksome snackles
stricken off. and It mikes 1 noble i.se of
its growing freedom. But we cannot think
thnt Its auxiliary verus wuiuiisu
1 crcd from the context
1 .;""" "h, rn... fairn claim to bo
made visible in writing and audible in
speech. Yet we. too, fear tnat the dis
tinctions which these words Mill pieEerve
to the consciousness of many are droirwl
to disappear, and that In the not dNtant
future some unworth Inner!-. ore of their
I mother tongue wll. even ha-e the "i.dat!ty
1 to shout In triumph, "We mixed those
children up anu nut .i i-itum.. ...-.. ...
The qualities of Heuneli'a brers are more fa
miliar to the people ot Washington than any
other br brccd. The rcrson tor this great
popularity is that JIacnen Senate, and Lager
1 ' i...i i i.a l.At m.ilt ami hops and are
. ..,. .,.. Wnn- leaving the brewiry. 'Phono
(31. Arlington Uottling Co ,
lor a case of lleu-
JEST SVVED HIS I.II'E.
It was a thrilling escape that Charles Davis,
of IloiTcrston, Ohio, lately lud from a frightful
death Tor to years a severe lung trouble con
stantly grew worse, until it seemed he must die
of Consumption. Then he began to use Dr Iviiiy'i
New Incovcrj "d latch wrote: ' It gave In
stant relief and effected a permanent cure." Such
noniltrful cures liate for 25 jeara proven its
rener to cure all throat, ehest, anil lung trou
bles Price, 0 cents and $1. I very bottle guar
anteed Trial bottle free at Henry Lvans' drus
store. 822 K Street.
Uncle Sam Don't Wear
A truss, but he carries the Air
Cushion Truss all ovtr the United
States. Men. women, and children
near and like them. The Ur Cushion Pad holds
with contort; nothing else will. Consultation
and two weeks trial free Lady in attendarco lor
ladles Office, parlors, waiting, and conjugation
, ""'" , ' ' ' CtaWiiM (ree T1IK
t noitiCK Allt CUSHION TBUSS COMPANY. 1221
F st. nw.. 2d floor. inhlo-u-am
Sllsm Edith Williams "Wont Every
l.ni!i IlcndVr of Thlft Pnper to
Know Ilorr She Snvetl Her Tnthcr.
luril nn Oilnrlemi nnil Tntclc Itclti-
j ctlr In III rodil Qnlcklr purlnsr
Illm Without llln K11011 IpiIkc
Trlnl racUane of (lie- rtemclj- Mailed
I'rce to Show Mow En It 1
to- Care Drunknrds.
Xothlnff count te more dYamatle or derot'd (hsn
the mai,ncr in winch Vlfu Edith Williatts, Uor
38, VI -i,e- ille, Ohio, cured l.'r drunken fathel
after yearn of misery, wretchedness, and almost
MISS EDITH WILLI UfS.
"Ye, father is a reformed man," t! said, "ard
our fnendi think it a miracle that I cured him
without ms knowledse or consent. I had read
how Jlra. Kate Lynch, of 329 Ellis S.rett, San
1'rancifco, Cal., had cured her husband by usina
a remedy secretly in his coffee and food aiyi I
wrote to Dr. llalnes for a trial When it came I
(rut some in father's coffee ard food and watched
11m closly, but he couldn't tell the difference,
so 1 kert it up.
"One momlnc; father Kot up and aid he was
ltUESTry. This was a good aiirn, as he rarely ate
much breakfast. He went awav and when he came
home at noon perfectly sober I was almost frantic
with Joy, tfl Lhadrr't seen him sober for half a day
betore In over fourteen years. Alter dinner he sat
down in the bie; eay chair a-d said, 'Edtth, I
don't know what has come over ire, but I hate
the sight and smell cf liquor, snd am goiiiT to
s'op drinking; fcrevir ' This waa too much for
me, ard I to;d him then what I had done. Well,
we both had a good cry, ard now we hare the
happiest heme and the lindett father you can
imagine. I am so glad vou will pubhi this ex
perience, for it will reach many others and let
hem know about that wonderful fiolden Specific "
Dr. Haines, the discoverer, will send a sample
rr tSi prantl rem-dr free to aT who will write
j for it Enough of the remedy Is mailed free to
th-it It will cure the dreaded lurbit quietly and
peimanently Send jour name and address to
Dr. J. W. ITjirs, 32 Glenn Uulldlng. Cincin.
nati, Ohio, and he w'U mail a free sarrple of the
remedy to vou, seenreiy scaled in a plaia wrap
per, abo full directions how to use. 1-, books, and
tcMImonials from rutdreds who have been cured,
and everything needed to aid you in saving; those
near and dear to vou from a life of degradation
and ultimate poverty and disgrace.
Send for a free tnal today. It will brighten
the rest of your life.
GOLD HOABDETJ BY MISEBS.
Million In Yellow Coin Dlfinniie-nr
Annnnlly From Circulation.
(From the. London Daily MaiL)
The world is full ot millions and mil
lions of long-lost sovereigns. A compe
tent authority has Just completed some
investigations which, he declares, show
that in three year3 the Bank of England
has lost trace of no fewer than 20.000,000
golden coins of the realm. This whole
sale disappearance of the elusive sovereign
has been going on for years. A river of
gold has flcwed unceasingly from Thread
needle Street to all parts of the world, but
It has come back only as a tiny yellow
streamlet. What has become ot the sur
plus in" its wanderings? "Misers" Is the
unpoetical explanation for a great part of
this disappearance. There still exist in this
and other countries people who are un
businesslike enough to hoard up gold and
keep It lying idle by them for the sole
pleasure of knowing It is there, and oc
casionally counting It.
The people of India appear to be par
ticularly iddicted to a habit that Is more
reminiscent of medieval times than of an
age when money is generally saved so that
more can be made with it. In the re
gency of Bombay it is estimated that
12,000,000 golden sovereigns are hoarded.
It that Is the record of Bombay alone,
what Is the full tale for the whole coun
try? China, too, absorbs a vast amount
of gold that never sees the light again.
As a matter of fact, while the whole world
Is searching for and trying to acquire
gold, a goodly part of It appears to bo
engaged in the less thrilling pastime ot
hiding it away.
Great Britain is not guiltless of this
commercial sin. Dotted all over the
kingdom aro graveyards of gold which If
discovered and opened might restore to
circulation a vast amount ot wcal'h at
present absolutely useless. At a spot
about two miles from Herefordshire
Beacon a treasure chest is recorded in
the local history as having been buried
by a greit family once resident In the
district. Bat the money cannot be found.
There is a similar record In connection
with Hulmc Castle, formerly a seat of a
branch of the Prestwlch family. Some
where near Stokesey Castle. Shropshire,
there is believed to be hidden a great
oaken chest filled with gold coins, but up
to the present all efforts to find It have
ended In failure.
Begin the new century by dnnkinj Heiirich's
beers 'Phone C31, Arlington Botthnji Co , for a
case of Jlaerzen, Senate, or Lager.
In Fifteen Days
.. .. r.i .n Jl...l.nr Oiffntiftiillb tnriw tx?-
neatbllw sun. reduces bnlaraed Pmuis and
urengtnens the Seminal Docta. slopping- Drains ana
o'd'ro-trthomnch. fnt a direct local
the fonutf Cnronfor Pen?l!s. smooth IndWlDit,
and so narrow as 10 rass the closest stricture.
Everv Man Should Know Hirruelf.
Tho SUJamea Assn.lioa SU. Cincinnati. O-nns
nclnnatl. Cu nas
Ive lliusiriie-i iw,!',,"i'v'";"- "1
ijswm. wl.lcn the wUl send 10 -t
ST. JA1IKS AS-S.V, -14 Elnl St.,
Evil Conies' When Least ExpecleJ,
Therefore keep the blood free from rheumath
(uno acid) poison by tho uae of Warner"! baft
Instant Keller. Cure In ISiUjs. ..eTer returns. IwU.
gladly send to any sufferer In a plain 4eaJra envelope
FREE a prescription with f nil directions tor a outvie,
prlrato cure for Lost llanhood, Night Lanes, X rroua
b-bl!ity. Small Weak ra-ts. Varicocele, etc. Address
0. a VrlgM, Muic Oea Box 777. Maishall. H.di
4i and 5 Per Cent.
Lot ced en Bral EsUte In DUtriet ot ColumbU,
HEJ5KELL & McLERAN
col3 tf 1008 r Street.
W. B. HI BBS & CO.,
DANKERS ASD BROKERS.
If embers New lork Stock Exchang.
1419 F Street.
Corrupt ndents 2
LADEMlL'ItG, THAI.MA.32V & CO
Money to Loan
At 4 and 5 Per Cent
OK REAL ESTATE IS D. a
EO DEXAT BEYOND EXASIHf A7I0"! OF TITLZ.
WALTER II. ACKER.
Mil tt X H!h St. H. W.
DINGMAN & JENKINS,
1421 F Street. 'Phone 1770.
BRANCH OFFICE-Suit , Certiat Katlcnal
Bank Building. Serenth Street and FennsyrraaU
Avenue. Phone 2202.
BASKS A.VD TTtUST COMPAMES.
THE RIGGS NATIONAL SANK
OF WASH1XCTOK. . C
SURPLUS ASD UNDIVIDED PROFITS. tS00.X.
ENGLAND. IRELAND. FRANCE, and OEnilANT.
Letters of Credit
AVAILABLE IN ALL FOREIGN PARTS.
ORDERS I OR INVESTMENTS.
STOCKS AND BONDS. apZS-tt
and Trust Co.
Interest on Deposits.
Ton era ooen id account wtlh this
fcmpany, check, against It at wtH. and !
receive interest on jour rnontnly balances, f
U. J. ut-LL, i'reiiin;.
bi o:nv wanted ahi to loa ..
Casii to Loan
o. ruuxiTuan. riAixos, htcm
without remorat from your poweaafon and In to
amount Irwin $10 to $500. Our rxtn are the
cheapest, and you can make roar oft tenr.
Loan made within three hour from the tims
you apply. We loan fcr the interest only, and
tf? not wart your gccwJ. so you reed bare na
tear of Iwinjr them. Our offices are up on the
ffth floor, avay frcni the street, and are so ar
ranfffd that we can ensure atrictcat privacy. Drap
In and eet 0Jr rates.
ForcoaiAc guaka.nteu loan co
KfrOCO F ST.. XEAR PTH X. W.
Room 71. Atlantic Bulldlr.
Tale QeTator to rifth Floor.
A Bank Won't Do
What we do. "We will loan you 1IONET on
your Furniture, Pianos. Salary, etc So incon
venience Xo publicity. IS'o delay. Any amount
from $5 to $1,000. In one hour. Lowest rates
and easy terms. Our methods and offices guar
antee the strictest privacy.
The Increae in our business in the past year
and unlimited capital enable us to offer better
inducements than amall companies that do a
fmall business and have liimtrd capital. Com
parison ot rates will convince you. Courteous
treatment and your wants supplied without delay
at the old reliable
CAPITAL LOAN GUARANTEE GO,,
002 F ST. N.W.
Private rntrance Room 9. in the rear.
deZtf 'Phone IKS.
Need a Little
If you do we'll maVe you a loan
gla Jly and It won't cost much we
loan mone at a vtry low rate ia
fact, much lower than anyone else.
Call and ee us all business Is '
Washington Mortgage Loan Co.,
610 F St. N. W.
MONEY LOANED ON PIANOS,
Furniture, and other HouehoM Effects,
- without removal from the pruntscrw. Any
-. amount for as lonir as you want It at
lowest rates of interest
JSTLoans made without delay. Strictly
SECURITY I,OAN CO
ROOM 1. WAIIDER BU1LDIXO.
Cor. Dth and F St. X. W. deTtf.era
Do You Heed Money? e Hare it for You.
We want to call your attention to our plan of
loamnj money on Furniture, Pianos. Organs, or
any household rjcoils. He sjy to yoj i! ou neetl
recner this is tho rnot reliable loan office iu the
city You hare no delay. Xo unnecessary ques
tions to ask you. Our terms are the cheapest,
our pay-nenta the smallest, and your own time
to return the money. We will lend ycu any
amount (rem 10 up. Private offices. Business
strittlr conhdentiaL COLUMBIA CUAKANTEB
CO. C13 F st. nw. aull tf
"We Negotiate Loans."
We will lean you any amount from $5 up,
in monthly parraenU for one month or a
year, ott HOUSEHOLD COODS. P1AX03,
STORAGE KECF1PTS. etc. If yo-i hare a
loan elsewhere, we will pay it oH and ad
vance you more money, ifo expense unless
loan is made.
EVANS & COMPANY,
707 O St. N. W.
Roon. 3. First Floor. Hear Dpp. Patent Offlfe-
Loans of $10 r:
Wasoar. etc., at lowest ratsa and on !he day you
SPP'7- Wc ,re lanlDE on tbe Building; and Loan
Association plsn, which makes the cost ot carry
ing loans much less than you pay el-cwhert, and
allows you to pay it ofl In any siaed notea you
deire running from one to tweise month:. Yoa
only pay or the use of the money for the lenjth
of timt you carry it. It yci have a loan -with
some other company we will pay it off and ad
ranee you more money if desired. Rates cheer
fully given, and no cost to you unless loan ia
nisc Loans made anywhere in the District.
Call anC get rates. Iront room, first floor, Scien
tiDc American Bulldlce.
National Mortcnee Loan Co.
IIO.NEY TO LOA.V at 84. !. 4. and V4 per
cent, in suma cf ?l,0m) to 510,0Y on D. C.
real estate; pay crT 5 and 6 per cent mortgages
and begin anew; all transactions conducted with
economical consideration for borrowers. AMI. n.
SUJNDEUS L CO . HOT F st. nw. jyl tf.cm
MOSEY I have money to lend on furniture,
pianos or personal property, at lowest rates;
hu'tness confidential. JOHN MARTIM, Room 31,
Warder Building. del-lino
YO U MW $5 to $50
DON'T HESITATE- GEOKCKP. HORXIKR,
UiwnJ 10 Antral lildg.. Cor. 9th and 1-cnn. Ave.
WANTED A loan of $300 for nine months; good
interest, security, and insurance. Address Box
StO, this office. ; de27-3t,tm
MONEY TO LOtX OS APPROVED COLLAT
ERAL No delay. CHARLES A. BAKER.
Rooms 0 and 41, Metzcrott Building. 1110 F St.
HATE YOU Sore Throat, Pimple. Copper Col
red Upota, Aches, Old Sens. Ulcers in Moutk.
Hair Fallinil Writ
COOK REMEDY CO.,
1651 Uasontc Temple, Chicago, 111., for proof it
cures. Capital. UOO.UCO. We solicit tha moat ob
stinate cases. Ite have cured the vtorst caca ta
U to 15 days. ICO-pag Book Free. mjlJ U