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Senator Perkins Discusses Ef
fect on Sugar Industry. THE PANAMA QUESTION REPRESENTATIVE CRTJMPACKER defends the administration. Contends That Attacks on the Govern ment Gtte Encouragement to Colombia. When the Senate met today a resolution authorising the printing Of 2.000 copies of the War Department report on expendi tures In Cub* during the occupation of the [Tnlted States wa? agreed to. The Senate agreed to a Joint resolution to correct an error In punctuation In the last naval appropriation bill "to commute la tlons of midshipmen." When the Cuban reciprocity Mil was taken up Mr. Perkins (Cal.) spoke. He de clared that the people of the United States had increased tbetr sugar consumption six pouiw*? a year per capita during the past eight years. Mr. Perkins maintained that the domestic sugat industry would not suffer by reason of the operation of the treaty, as. should we buy the whole Cuban crop, it would only supply one-third of the amount needed. Cuba, he said, had abandoned the cuiu vatlon of Citrus fruits on account of the vast shccgan of this crop In California aim Florida. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House today on convening went Into committee of the whole for further consid eration of the pensions appropriation bill. Mr Crumpacker, the first speaker, ad dressed himself to the Panama question, saying that the attacks on the conduct of this government In'cOnrtectlon with the new republic were unwarranted by the facts. He salt that whila there was no purpose on the part or individual members or the mi nority to foment trouble, yet the attitude of the party would give encouragement to Colombia. - Mr. Crmwpacker In a colio<my with Mr. Williams, the minority leader, asked If It was not time that the democrats were will ing to accept the stolen goods If permitted to condemn the act of taking. Mr. Williams teplied that while they could recognise the character of the child they could treat It properly. Mr. Maddox (Georgia), replying to Mr. Crumpacker, said lie had arraigned the party for statements made by a few mem bers of the minority. He then spoke on the rural Tree delivery. He produced figures and declared that of the 15.IX.1) routes es tablished last June more than one-tlhrd of them were located in four slates?Iowa. Indiana. Ohio and Illinois, and that the first two named states have more routes than twelve southern states which he named. Mr. Maddox said when his constituents asked him why he could not secure more routes the onlv reply ho could make was that he could not get up to the "pie coun ter." He said he could show more routes established In seven counties in one dis trict than were to be found In a whole Mr. Hemenway replied to Mr. Maddox. when colloquies with Mr. Clayton (Ala.) and with Mr. Robinson (Ind.) ensued, relat ing to the number of routes In different dis tricts. , ? ... Mr. Hepburn (l(>wa) explained as to the routes In Iowa. He charged the democrats with having opi*>sed the rural free delivery measure, when Mr. Maddox said that It was a deaiovrat who introduced tho first bill. Mr. Gardner (Mass ) replied to the re marks of Mr. Lind (Minn.) relative to free trade relations with Canada. He said the cotton Interests of this coun try would suffer if thrown into competition with labor In Quebec, which he declared to be underpaid, airid where, he said, the standard of living was lower than In the cotton manufacturing districts in this coun try. Mr. Gardner.spok- of the fishing Interests and how they would be affected, and said the question of reciprocity should be ap proached seriously and studied with care. He declared lie w.is not willing that the fishing and cotton interests of his district should be sacrificed that the people of Win nipeg might enjoy the strawtverrles of Min nesota. At 2:44) p.m. the committee arose, and at 3:4.1 p.m. the Honsn adjourned until tomor row. Mr Rainey (Illinois) said the Panama canal now is an assured fact. He liad no criticisms to make regarding the recog nition of the new republic, but expressed the hope that free government will be given the Filipinos, who. he said, yield ur willingly to American authority. He nw no objection to the policing of Isthmian ?waters and the pievenllon of the landing of Colombian troops. In addition to the Panama canal, be contended for the con struetton of a deep waterway from the great lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. FOR BENEFIT OF THE DISTRICT. Corporation Bill Introduced in the House by Representative Lacey. Representative L^icey of Iowa today ln trodcced two bills in the House proposing amendments to sections ?)7 and H08 of the District code relating to Incorporations. Tile amendment to section UoT provides that the property of a corporation shall not lie mortgaged except by a vote of the stock holders of the company. The amendment to section OPS provides that a majarlty of the trustees of a corpo ration designated in the articles of Incorpo ration shall be from the District of Colum bia. Of the trustees annually elected there after at least one shall be from the District of Columbia. In Committee Rooms. The Senate committee on post offices and post roads today heard the objections of a number of representatives of lnsuranoe companies to the passage of the bill pre pared by state Insurance com miss oners, to bar fraudulent Insuran ce comn nies from using the tn?Ils Sev?rat of those hetrd agreed that the b II. as It is proposed to amend It. would not ser ously Injure legiti mate business, but at the same time op posed the mnatiiro on the ground that It was a step towird dangerous legislation. The comm'tte? derided to take no action at this time but Chairman Penrose exj.ee s to call another me-ting af:er the hoi days, when the bill w 11 be subjected to further Investigation. The Senate finance committee today heard Director of the Mint Roberts on a bill providing for the coinage of small coins at the ban Krancisco mint. The Colorado delegation has asked that smaller coins be coined at the Denver m!nt Mr. Roberts said that there was considerable cost in transporting the coins from the west to the east. The House committee on Interstate and foreign commerce today deciued to take up the pure food blil at the first meeting after the holiday a Mr. Loom is to Sp?ak on Panama. Mr. Frank B. L.O jrrU. assistant secretary of Slate, has gone to New York to deliver an address tonight before the QuIU Club on the subject of the " Republic of Pana ma." Mr. Bunau-Varflla also Is to speak before the club respecting the projected Panama canal. Secretary Hay Much Better. Secretary Hay was much better today, being able to mors about the house, and his hoarseness has disappeared. On tha Way to New Orleans. The Navy Department has been notified that tha training ships Minneapolis. Yan kee and Topeka passed Key West yester day bound for New Orleans to take part In the Louisiana purchase exposition. (Continued from First Pace.) of tenement houses in proximity to I he western market In Georgetown. Mr. Rils took a deep interest in the conditions he found here. He left the vehicle, as did the rest of the party, and they all went on a brief tour of inspection. Mr. Welter acting as guide and explaining what had been found to exist by the representatives of the Associated Charities on their rounds. Through a covered alley perhaps three feet wide, surely not wider, the party was piloted to a court which was surrounded by brick tenements four or Ave stories high. Visit to Georgetown. From here the party went to that part of Georgetown, near the canal, that is call ed by the inhabitants "Boston." Factory Hill was also visited. Here was pointed out a frame structure of a couple of stories that wafc visited by Senators Galllnger and McMillan last year when they were look ing for information that would be the basis of proposed legislation. There was no water connection in the house. The outhouse wan what Is known as the "open-box" kind, of which, accord ing to the latest figure* obtainable, there are 14,000 In the District of Columbia, and approximately 9.000 hi the city. Mr. Weller explained that when Senators Galllnger and McMillan made their visit last year there were living in one room a man and his wife i and five children, among the latter being a baby two weeks old. The room was only 10 by la feet. The party visited other places in George town where Insanitary conditions were manifest to almost a startling degree. From there the carriage was driven to an alley near 4th and N streets. Here was shown a brick building containing twenty-three apartments, and in which nearly twice that number of families live, according to In formation obtained by the Associated Char ities. "There is one thing that Impresses me," said Mr. RIls. "and that Is this: Your >n sanltary conditions In Washington are hid den away. Many of them are surrounded by the best of residences, the Inhabitants of whlcfh <k> not know that there are dis eaoe-breedlng place* so near to them. You wftnt to get rid of the one-room flat. It is ft menace. We haven't it In New York: there Is no reason why you should suffer it to exist in Washington." Three Things Sought. "There are three things tliat we seek to get by the agitation of this question." Bald Commissioner Macfarland. "First, legisla tion that will enable us to condemn Insani tary buildings and have them removed, of course reimbursing the owner: second, leg islation that will facilitate the conversion of alleys Into minor streets; third, to en large the powers of the Commissioners for the abatement of nuisances. We also want legislation that will enable us to get at non resident property owners." From the conversation that was partici pated in by Mr. Riis, Commissioner Macfar land and Mr. Wollcr, it was developed that these Insanitary house# visited, or many of them, give to their owners as much as 15 and twenty per cent on the money In vested. "You are certainly in need of legislatiMi that will permit you to deal with the own ers of such property," said Mr. Rils. "They should be compelled to moke all modern improvements and they would then be re ceiving a good rate of interest on their In vestments." President Roosevelt, although deeply In terested in the work of purifying the na tional capital, will not be able to attend the lecture of his friend* Mr. Rils, this I evening. Commissioner Macfarland will preside, and Messrs. John Joy Kdson. S. W Woodward and Weller will speak briefly concerning local philanthropic work. Mr. Rils, accompanied by Mr. Macfarland and Mr. Weller, made a tour of other parts of the city this afternoon. TO PBINT FULL TEXT. House Committee Will Make Publio Complete Bristow Report. The House committee on post offices and post roads, of which Representative Over street Is chairman, decided today to make public the entjre text of the reaprt of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Brls tow regarding the graft and other Irregu larities discovered in the Post Office De partment. The report was accordingly for warded to the government printing office, and It is stated that copies of the document will be ready for distribution on Friday next. The matter will then be laid before the House. Each member will be supplied with sev- j eral copies to dispose of as he sees tit. The decision to make the full text of ths report public was reached after a confer ence between members of the post office committee and Mr. Bristow. The latter strongly recommended that such a course should bo pursued. He declared that in making the brief given to the press ten days ago It was necessary to eliminate much that was interesting under the various heads of the investigation so as to Include a mention of all the phases of that work. He said that members of Congress would be especially Interested In many of the statements contained In the complete re port. This is said to be particularly so with reference to the Investigation of Beavers, who is alleged to have falsified ac counts in order to take care of the friends of congressmen. Mr. Bristow says the re port shows the fault was with Beavers and was not the work of representatives. The report consists of about 400.000 words. It will make a volume of 400 pages of the usual public document sise. FOB THE UNION STATION. More Car Lines Want to Get Into the City. Representative Allen of the House Dis trict committee today introduced a bill au thorizing the extension of the lines of the Capital Traction Company. The company Is given permission to con struct a double track extension of its lines from C street and Delaware avenue north east northwardly along Delaware avenue to the plaza In front of the proposed union station, together with a single track loop passing in front of the depot on the plaza. SYMONS WANTS ANOTHEB $50,000 To Pay for Additional Work on Na tional Memorial. The Secretary of War has forwarded to the House of Representatives a letter from CoL T. W. Symons. officer in charge of public buildings and grounds and ex ecutive officer of the Grant memorial commission, asking that the additional sum of $50.0U) be appropriated by Congress at this session for carrying forward the me morial project In this city. The sum of JSO.OOO has already been set aside by Congress and the total cost of the memorial Is fixed at $240 0 0. X'o!. Symons says a contract has already been entered Into for the completion of the work. He deems It advisable that a further appro priation should be made available at this time. Scottish Reformation. The Assembly and Metropolitan Pres byterian churches are Interested in the production of the story of "John Knox and Mary, Queen of Scots." told by Mrs. H. E. Monroe, assisted by the Rebew Or chestra and 200 of the best local talent, at National Rifles' Armory tonight and Wednesday evening. Dr. Geo. P. Wilson of the Assembly's Church assumes the role of "John Knox" and Miss Agnes Paxton McChesney that of "Mary, Queen of Scots." MaJ. Asa Blac<c w!:l Impersonate "Lord James Stuart.' Other characters are well taken. The services of the Re bew Orchestra, under the direction of Prof. H W. Weber, have been secured for special musical numbers. There will be a chorus of 2<t0 voices, solos by Prof. Jasper Dean McFall. Miss Elizabeth Wahly. Miss Edith Pickering and Mr. Van A. Potter, and selection by the choir of the Eastern Presbyterian Church. The Columbian Glee Club will render several choruses in the scene between the Purl tans and students. Details from the I. ? ? J undsr Capt. D. V. Chtsholm. the ?. T- Coldwell Company. U.R.K.P., under p*Pt. r. L. Landou and from the Wash ington barracks Assist In the court scenes. MEMBERS SUSPENDED. Alleged Disobedience of Order by Plumbers and Marble Workers. Ah en outcome of the general strike of the building trades on the four apartment houses of which T. W. Schneider is archi tect and Francis Dnehay is contractor, the delegates of Plumbers' Local Union No. 5 and Interior Marble Workers and Helpers' local unions, Noa. 5 and .TS, have been bus* pended from the Allied Council of Building Trades for alleged repudiation of the strike order. The action of the council was made known to the Central Labor Union at the i regular meeting last evening, and at the same time It was requested that the latter body communicate with the national offi cials of the offending organizations, in forming them of the local unions' action In returning to work on the buildings where a strike was pending. The strike in question was ordered sev eral months ago to enforce the dismissal of several non-unicn tile setters employed on one of the buildings. The members of all unions affiliated with the council, in cluding the- plumbers' and wood workers' urlon. obeyed the order. Overtures were exctanged looking to the settlement of the troubles, but as no agreement could be ref-ched the striko ha* continued In force. Subsequently, It is charged the plumbers and marble workers and helpers returned to work on the buildings, thereby repudiating the strike order, and as a result the repre sentatives of three unions, as stated, were suspended from the council last Tuesday evening. ROOSEVELT ACCEPTABLE. British Bondholders Interested in Panama's Share of Colombian Debt. LONDON, December 15.?A lengthy let ter from the council of foreign bondhold ers, personally addressed to President Roosevelt, putting forward the British bondholders* position anent Panama and Colombia, has been forwarded by the for eign office to Ambassador Durand, who has beeir Instructed to hand it unofficially to the President. The letter, recites the history of the Colombian debt and asks the President to use his good offices to secure an equitable assumption of a por tion thereof by. the Panama'leaders. The statement telegraphed from The Hague to the Morning Leader of this city that both Holland and Oreat Britain in sist that Panama shall assume liability for $15,000,000 of the Colombian debt is emphatically denied by the council, which points out that no such large sum was ever dreamed of as Panama's share. Arbitration at The Hague or the per sonal decision of President Roosevelt would be quite satisfactory to the coun cil. DAVIS ATTACK UNWARRANTED, Alexandretta Authorities Transmit Re port to Washington. CONSTANTINOPLE. December 15.?The United States legation has received an ex haustive report of the recent Incident at Alexandretta. fully convicting the local au thorities and police of making unwarranted attack on Consul Davis and of arbitrary Interference with him in pursuit of his duties, and showing that although Atta rlan, the naturalized American, had been ten days in Alexandretta. he was not mo lested until he attempted to embark for Egypt under the protection of the consul. The legation has transmitted the report to Washington and is awaiting Instructions regarding the measures to be taken to ob tain satisfaction. INDIAN AGENTS EXONERATED. Charges in Oklahoma Lend Gases Not Sustained. Indian Agent Randlett, In charge of the Kiowa. Comanche and Apache agency in Oklahoma, and Indian Inspector Nesler and the general conditions at the agency are completely exonerated by Francis E. Leupp In his report on the Investigation of charges against those officials. The charges were made in a memorial signed by Delos K. Lone Wolf and other dissatisfied Indians, and Mr. Leupp, whose report has Just been forwarded to the Senate by Secretary Hitchcock, made an exliaustive investiga tion at the request of President Roosevelt. It was alleged, among other things, that allotments were made to dead Indians and white men. The report says that not a single charge of wrongdoing was sustained by the evi dence against either official, and that the nearest approach to a proved case is a general complaint that Randlett has an unruly temper. Mr. Leupp designates Agent Randlett as one of the best in the service. Two cases of arbitrary allotments were found, one being a double allotment, and two cases were discovered that look like allotments to Indians already dead, though as to these opinions differ. The ar bitrary allotments, investigation showed, had not been concealed from the Interior Department. The allotting agent already had called attention to one of the double allotments, while the other discoveries were made by careful examination of the "pay table." ' Two other cases were discovered on the Wichita reservation and laid before the grand jury. As to Lone Wolf, the report says, the conclusion is Inevitable that he had been victimized Into swearing to a statement of alleged facts of which he had neither knowledge nor intelligent opinion. Movements of Naval Vessels.. The Navy Department Is informed that the gunboat Newport, which has been look ing after American Interests at Santo Do mingo City, has gone to San Juan for a supply of coal, receiving which she will re turn to the Dominican port. The battle ships Kearsarge, Illinois, Ala bama and Massachusetts have left Guanta namo for Culebra, and tlie cruiser Scorpion left the same port for San Juan. The training ship Prairie has arrived at Colon, the Don Juan de Austria at Hong Kong, the Texas at Newport News, the Justin at Manila, the Whipple at Hampton Roads and the Craven and McKee at New York. The Culgoa has left Colon for Culebra, and the Osceola has sailed from Key West for Pensacola. In the Criminal Court. Louie Bertole, Indicted for housebreak ing at the tailoring establishment of M. F. Seits, on F street between 13th and 14th streets, today, in Criminal Court No. 1. withdrew his plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced by Justice Pritch ard to penitentiary Imprisonment for ten years. In the same court John Dorsey, indicted for grand larceny in connection with the taking of a watch and chain from Walter W. O'Day, today withdrew his plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty of petit larceny. This plea was accepted by the prosecuting attorney and Justice Prltchard Imposed sen tence of Imprisonment in the District jail for eleven months and twenty-nine days. A Jury In Criminal Court No. I has rendered a verdict of not guilty In the case of Costa Zuros and James Palos. accused of robbing Charles Mantes of (23. Sentence of Twelve Years Imposed. Penitentiary imprisonment for twelve years was Imposed this afternoon by Jus tice Prltchard, in Criminal Court No. 1, in the case of Abraham Wallace, alias Heck Wallace, colored, indicted for robbery and asault with Intent to rob. The defendant withdrew his pleas of not guilty and plead ed guilty. The Manila to Go in Commission. The commandant navy yard, Mare Island, Cal., has been directed to place the gun boat Manila in commission in command of the commanding officer of the receiving ship Independence as a tender to that vessel for the quartering of prisoners. Decree of Divorce Signed. Justice Anderson. In Equity Court No. 1, today signed a decree granting Charles George Nauck s divorce from Mamie T. Nauck on the ground of desertion. FINANCE 110 TRADE 1 :* :n* ' Trading in Stock Market ff .* AT Mainly, in Specialties. vfT? w DEALINGS NARROW ? i' -- O: ? m ??-- ? AMAiGAMAlElT COPPER LEADS ADVANCE AND LIFTS LIST. Baying and Selling Movements Alter nate Quickly?Net Changes Small?Tone Firm. NEW YORK. December 15.-Openlng prices In the stock market were higher than last night, and there was a consider able degree of activity. The specialties lod tlv) advance. Brooklyn Transit rising 1% and Manhattan, Sugar and Smelting about a point. While the market displayed a decided un dercurrent of firmness, it was not broad. In only a few stocks were the fluctuations wide, and scaroely any of the standard stocks had much of a following. Amalga mated, Consolidated Gas. Manhattan and Virginia-Carolina Chpmlcal were brought extensively into prominence with gains of lal%. St. Paul and Delaware and Hudson rose 1, Minneapolis and St. Louis 2 and An aconda 8%. American Snult jumped ten points on one transaction. Realty prefer red dropped 1%. Union Pacific and South ern Pacific showed the effect of realising. Prices were shaded during the second hour, some of the railroads falling a frac tion oelow last night. The market recov ered again to the best under the leadership of Amalgamated Copper. General Electric. Westiner!?ouse Electric. C., C., C. & St. L., Northern, Wheeling and I^ake Erie second preferred and Union Pacific preferred rose 1 to 2. Pere Marquette and Chicago and Eestern Illinois preferred l"st over 2. Bonds were steady at noon. The buying and selling muvr mcnts came in fits and starts, and did not center on any particular stock or group. Generally speaking, the tendency either way was not sufficiently marked'to Infuse any sympa thetic effect. Union Pacific was In de rrand for a time and touched TO%, but It quickly relapsed Into dullness again. The morning rise In Delaware and Hudson, Smelting an?l Vlr'glnia-Carohna Chemical was lost. OhiO.pJa... 88 88 88 88 plditnuk.i 49% ;U9K 11?J< 118^ IW% ssk s? 33^ tonTL........ 35S 88% 85 35 Hew York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hlbbs & Co., bankers and brokers, 1419 P St., members New York stock exchange, Washington stock ex change and Chicago board of trade. Open. High. Low. Close. Amaliramated Copper.. American Locomotive.' American Loco., pfd.... . Am. Car A Foundry..,.. Am. Car A Foundry, pfd American lee. American Smelting Am. Smeltin?, pfd..,., . American 1 Anaconda ._ Atch., Top. A 9; W. ; Atch., Top. A 9. Fa, pfd. Baltimore A Ohl<i_., Ba'tlmore AOhio.pffi... Brooklyn Rapiditrau.. > 4974 Canadian Pacific., .f Chesapeake A Otya. Chicago A Alton'.... Chicago 4 Alton, .pfd., Chicago Great Western. ' 15% m Chi., MIL A it. HfaL... 142% 14SV'4 Colorado Fuel A Iroi...' ' 27,'i 24 Consolidated Gas,;. 184 184%" Delaware A Hudson.... v 1W 150 Krle, common?so% so Erie, 1st pa . 68% . 8)4 Krle, 2d pM ? 61% General Klectrtc-. 165 1*5 Illinois Central. ._... 12?% 130% Kaunas (Jlty .1 Louisville A Nashyule.. 107% 107% Manhattan KJeratwU^11141JJ 14At Metropolitan Sees. ?3. _ 9 *2 93^? Metropolitan ? 122*% 122 Mo..ma v rex^r eo B. B 18 Mo,, Kan. A Tea., pfd- 89 S#i Missouri Paci(lo~.._.._ t?% National Lead...'. New lore Central....... 119 U9% . N. Y? Ont. A Western.- 22 22 Norfolk A Western. 57% 68% Pacific Mail Steamship. Pennsylvania R, K 117% 118, People's Gas of Chicago. 96% 98^ Pressed Steal Car 28 St Heading _ 44% 46 Reading. 1st pfd. ...... heading, 2d pfd?...? 60 60 hi public Steel A Iron.. 7 7 Rep. Steel A Iron, pfd.. 40 40J? Rock Island, com .8% Mi Rock Island, pfcl. 61 sj 61% Rubber Goods............ 18 1(4J St. Louis A ? If.. 2d pfA 44% 44% St. Louis Sonta western. ~ St. Louis i. ?V? pfd 82 w sd% Southern Pacific 48 w 49% Southern Railway...... 21% 21% Southern Railway, pfll. 11% 77% Tennessee Coal <Sc irox. 33 83y. Texas t'ecMc 25% 25% Union t*auido.............. .9 79H Lnlon PaclUo, pfd _ 88 88 United Status Leataar. . 7>4 7% U. 3. leather, pfd. 77 77 United Slates Rubber? United State* Steel.... HUM 10% U. St Steel, pfd U MVi C. 8. Steel 2d 5'S 69)4 69TZ Wabasu ... 20% 'JObi Wabaaii, pfd 87% VIy. Wheeling A L. E Western Unlou_ ....... Wisconsin Central....? 17^ i7>4 17^ 17% GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. 8 per rents, registered. J008 10714, 108% 3 per cents, coupons. 1908 107^i 106W 3 per cents, small. 1908 106>? 4 per cents, registered, 1907 109 110 4 per cents, coupons, 1907 110 111% 4 per cents, registered, 1925 133% 134% 4 per cents, coupons, 1928 133% 134% 5 per cents, registered, 1904 101% S per cents, coupons, 1904 101% 2 per cents, registered 106% S per cents, coupons 106 106% District of Columbia's 120 s Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, December 15.--Grain: Open. High. Low. Close. Wheat-May 81% 82 80*4-% 80%-81 Jnly 76% 77 75% 75% Cora-May 48% 48% 48% 43% July 43% 43% 43-43% 43-48% Oats?May 85% 36% 36% 38% July...., 34- 84 8S% 33% CHICAGO, December 15.?Provisions: Open, High. Low. Close. Pork-Jan 11.87 11.40 11.30 11.40 May 11-77 11.77 11.65 11.75 Lard-Jan.... ?-45 6.45 6.42 6.42 Slay 882 6.62 6.60 6. CO Ribs-Jan. ?07 6.10 6.07 6.10 May : ?30 6.30 6.25 6.27 NEW XORK. December 15.?Cotton: Open. Illrh Low. Clow. January , ... i2.? ? -MIST 12.20 12.24 March fe..'12.40 12.46 12.39 12.41 Mi-' ' . .< 12.48 12.52 12.46 12.48 jXZ 12.47 12.50 12.46 12.47 August*.....'2-20 12.14 12.14 IflT.AT, jfllfANCIAX, NEWS. 0_, . The proposals' Mr grading and masonry worlc on the flrst Steven miles of doubla track of the Qrtat Vails and Old Dominion Railroad Compahy were opened today. It will be some time bdferre the engineer, Mr. W. B. Upton, will be able to complete the examination di tM Various proposals and make his recommendation as to the accept ance of any one. Altogether some ten proposals wertP&eA'in. They came from railroad contractor*1 In all parts of the country, as this enterprise claimed unusual attention from tha'^men Interested In this Una of work, mainly because at this time there is comparatively little new railroad construction going on. In Itself, however, the undertaking is not a slight one, for while it is proposed to build a double-track electric road from the Aqueduct bridge to the Great Fails, a distance of some fourteen miles, and only one-half pf the work Is to be given out now, still It Is known that merely the grading of this section of the road bed and the masonry for the abutments of the bridges and the culverts for that length of the proposed line will involve an expendi ture of about >100,000. Then there is the other half of the line to be built and the rails and bridges to b* bought, the power house to be erected and copper wires and equipment to be provided. Altogether It Is estimated that this contemplated project to bulldt an electric railroad connecting this city with the Great Falls will call for the expenditure of about a half million of dol lars. The suburban Una Is only part of the pro 106 Op?n Tonight. Main Store, 810-816 Seventh St. Mm$g Dal&ce ?pen LaU Tonight and Every Evening Until Xnias. Branch Store, 715 Market Space. Trading Stamp* Free! With All Purchases. THE store that serves you most faithfully every day, that takes advantage of no * one, that carefully excludes all unreliable ;? merchandise?Is not this the store to rely upon In your hurried* Xmas shop ping, when no one has time to stop and examine each article bought? Our name on a package is a guarantee of satisfaction, always. Prompt deliveries, courteous clerks, reliable merchandise! TOYVILLE. Ready with more completeness than ever. Larger show rooms, larger stocks, larger salesforce. Enlarged everywhere except in price?and those th? lowest. Iron Toys. 80c. Iron Toys 25c. 75c. Iron Toy* 49c. fl 23 Troll Tort .9*e. $2.80 Iron Tojr, fl.25 $3.50 Hook* and Ladder*. . .$2.48 Novelty Toys. $1.60 Trinity Cbimw $1.25 $?1.00 St. Panl Chime* $4 09 3Vc. Piano* 2Sc. 69c. Piano* 49c. $1.39 Pianos 98c. Dolls. ??c. Jointed, Kid-liody, Sleep ing Doll* 49c. 98c. Jointed, Kid-body, Sleep ing Doll* 75c. $1.98 22-lm.h Jointed, Kid body Doll* $1.4* $2.98 25-Inch Patent Kip. Kid-body Sleeping Doll*..$2.29 Games and Books. 59c. Game* 39c. ?flc. Game* 49c. 98c. Game* 75c. $1.25 Game* (*V. 39c. Book* 25c. ioc. Books .49c. Go-Carts. $1.25 Go-cart* $1 ?? Go-cart* $1.29 g.50 Go-cart* *1?2 .75 Go-cart* $* ? $5.00 Go-cart* $$.98 Shooflys, Iron Wagons, Hobby Horses. H8e. Shooflys MJc. $1.23 Shoofly* .??. $2.25 Hobby Horse* $1.75 $5.00 Hobby Home* ?-ff-U $1.98 Iron Wajcous $1.48 $2.25 Iron Wagon* $1.8# $3.00 Iron Wagon* $2.25 Tandem*, Patrol* and Trap*, relret upholstered. Regnlar value* el?ewhere at $7.00. Special at $5.48. Domestics. KHkallne. In all colors; worth 10c. 8 p e - Ell/ n cial ? Lot of White Imported Vesting, lot of stylish pat terns. scroll figured and floral efTects; worth 'IQ/? 75c. yard. Special. 2.000 yards of All-wool Suiting. 38 Inches wide, in green, royal and cadet blue. Oxford and garnet; sold off the piece at 'JQ/t 00c. Special 1.000 yards of Flannel ette, In all colors, extra heavy;. worth fa/ p 12*c. Special Table Damask, 56 Inches wide (bleached): worth 60c. Special. Lot of Shams and Bureau Scarfs, braided, in all col ors on white India linen; ssth.25c-...8r. 82&c. 11-4 "Favorite" Blankets, extra heavy, with colored borders; worth <R fl T> (g $2. Special Children's Needs. Lot of Children's White Lawn Aprons; trimmed with embroidery; J ft worth 25c ,Ul" Sample line of Silk and Velvet Children's Caps; high fronts, trimmed witlt lace and ribbon. About fifty In all; worth AQ<* up to $2. Special. (Main Store Only.) Holiday Aprons. Suit & Cloak Opportunities. SensibleQifts. Practical Necessities. $20 $25 & $30 Suits, ? fl (H) S A gathering of the best garments Jhf || jt Qjf ever offered In Washington at the "r..M *? price. Broadcloths cheviots, pebble and panne cheviots. Scotch tweed mixtures and novelty cloths. In coiorn of blues, brown, gray, Oxford, fancy mixtures and black. Blouse styles. Inverted pleat effects and straight-front styles. Norfolk and walking designs In ootlarlea* and notch collar finish. Some cape styles, some plain man-tailored. Satin and taffeta lined. Some coat styles, SO. 33, 40 and 42 Inches long. All gzes. Garments made to sell at $20, $25 and |30. Special at $12.95. Continuing the Sale of Jackets and Rain Coats Purchased from J. P. Slater & Co. ?We had 400 of them, and the way they were gobbled up today assures the wiseness of our purchase. Never before such price-opportunity. and SI2 Jackets, Satin-lined Jackets, full 30 inches long, tight-fitting and collarless effects. Finished with wide Kersey strapping and tab front. Rough and plain Thlbets, Oxfords and Cheviots, in blue, black Oxford and gray Oxford. Also American woolen trills tan and ketsey coats; worth $10 and $12?sale price $3.05 $15, $18 to $25 Coats, Ladies' and Misses' Jackets in Ker seys. Broadcloths, Cheviots and Zibe ltnes. in colorings of blues, cfstor. tans and black. Among these will be found the latest military styles. Some corset efTects. some cape effects; also a few imported blouse styles. Loose, semi-fitting and tight-fitting backs. All styles?all lengths?27. 33, 30 and 42 inches. All silk and satin lined. Worth $15. $18 and $25-sale price 19.50. $11.50, $13.50 to $15 Rain Coats .... These goods also came in this phe nomenal purchase. The smartest and newest effects In good quality Cravenette Rain Coats. The only absolute protection rain or shine. Double and triple o ipe styles, plain and pleated backs. Some half tight fitting. Tans, Oxfords and grays. A beautiful collection of novelty creations. Worth $11.50, $13.50 and $15.00. This salo, at $7.95. W.IWn, - D?.^ Stylish Fall Walking and Dress Skirts. Some tucked, some corded and yoke ef fects. some strap seams. A gathering of some of the newest and most original skirt Ideas of the season. Strictly tailor-made and finished. Blacks, blues, browns and grays Worth $0 to $7?special at $4.95. Two Lots of Children's Coats. Give the children sensible gifts. Thev'll ap preciate them more in the end. We have pur chased two kits of Child's Coats, in all the best novelty designs and colors, and offer tomorrow: $5 Kinds, 45 ?7.50 to $10 Kinds, $5*95 Furs for the Holidays. Neckpieces in abundance and In styles that Fashion. Paris and Russia have agreed on for the season. Everything desirable?select according to your whim. Coneyskin. Ameri can opossum, stone marten, sable opossum American hare, blended brook mink, electric seal and many more. Large, full and roomy pieces, with extra long stole ends. Two lots? Bach worth a fourth more|^ Holiday Millinery. $3 Beaver Hats Special lot of White Uwn Aprons; full length and width; wide hems; worth 19c. Spe cial Lot of India Linen Aprons, In five different styles; one with wide hems, tucks above; another with Hamburg Insertion; others lace trimmed. Really worth 39c. S p e - clal (Main Store Only.) A large lot of Black Genuine Beaver Hats, for ladies, misses and children, a small lot of Colored Beaver Flats, in colors of blue, castor, brown, red and black. Also Chil dren's Rolling-brim Round-crown Hats. Blacks, blues, browns and castors; also reds and grays. They arp the popular and swell long-nap beavers that sell always at $3. Special, $1.45. E announce a spe cial accumulation of artistic and nov<?l Trimmed Hats?art works by the milli ners of .our own work rooms and those of America's fore most makers. Style, beauty and exclusiveness. All worth double, remember. Hats Worth $5 to $7, $3.95. .. Fancy Goods. There's satisfaction in buying where selections are made easy. We have gathered the choicest novelties of the season, and priced them within -reach of all. $1.50 Holiday Gifts, 98c. Silver-mounted Brush and Combs with gold Dresden backs, decorated with Cu pids and hand-painted flow er designs. Hand-painted, handsomely decorated Opal Piacques with silver and gold trimmings. Six-piece Opal Dresser Sets, beauti fully decorated with hand painted. burnt-in flowers, pink and blue, lavender and green. Large-size Jewel Cases, in Dresden, colored g!;tss with fcold trimmings and Jewel setting*. Smok ing Tables, very largo and pretty assortment. Novel ty Smoking Sets. Worth $1.30. Special 98c. Holiday Gifts, 40c. T.arge Bronze Ornaments, pedestal with card receiv ers on ornamented stands, complete. l??rge assortment of tasty Ornamented Vases. Bisque Ornaments. leather Blotters. Handkerchief, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Smoking Sets. Kitted Silk and leather-lined Wrist Hags: Pretty Flowered and Spangled Fans, decorated handles, large and small sizes. Worth. each of them. 98c. Spe- a fjr cial 49c. Holiday Gifts, 25c. Children's Complete Fit ted Work Boxes. Sterling Silver Pieces. I/eatberette Blotters, complete; Collar, Cuff, Handkehchlef and Glove Boxes; pretty assort ment of Tobacco Jars. Bisque Ornaments. Deco rated Vases. Willow Work Baskets with fruit tops. Pearl Necklaces with gilt clasps, from 1 to 3 rows of pearls; Children's Gold Rings with blrthstone set tings. set of Silver Golf Hatpins. Leather-lined Wrist Bags. -Ail articles worth 40c. Special 2SC Holiday Gloves. We have assembled the choicest and daintiest lot of Gift Gloves ever exhibited here at the price. Rich col ors. stnnchly built, neat embroidered backs. Gloves that regularly bring |Cftr $1.00. Special at... 1"^. (Main Store Only.) Gift Umbrella**. Engraved & Boxed Free Ladies' and Men's good quality Gloria Silk Umbrel las; 23 and 28-inch sixe; close-roiling, paragon frames and steel rods. A variety of handles, includ ing chased stiver, pearl and silver, imported horns, nat ural wood with silver trlm # mlng. sliver caps on fancy imported posts, also plain waxen and Congo designs. Worth Oft/* $1.50. Special VOt. Union Taffeta Silk Um brellas, both Ladies' and Men's 26 and 2ft-lnch sise; with cases and tassels to match. Mother-of-pearl, rich sterling silver mount ings, stylish wood effects; princess styles, some Inlaid basswood hooks and silver trimmed handles. The men's styles are plain waxen and Congo, with sil ver trimming. Truly worth ?t fl ,4ft $2 00. Special Ladles' and Men's $4.00 Silver and Plain Handle Umbrellas. 20 and 28-inch sizes. Including efTect in sterling silver, solid ebony and fancy horns. Also a collection of fine Craven ette umbrellas, guaranteed absolutely rain proof. Worth $3. ?2 or Special 3>X.yO We are agents for the celebrated Herald Square and Cravenette Umbrellas. Guaranteed absolutely rain-proof. For gifts. IL posed enterprise, as the company, as an nounced. Intends to ask Congress for au thority to run their cars from the Aqueduct bridge through the city to the union station and thence eastward- to the Bladensburg road. The route proposed !n the notice sent to the District Commissioners was over the tracks of the Capital Traction Company on M street to the east side of Rock Creek bridge, and thence by a new trackage east on ll street to 16ih street, and thence by L. and 14th streets to 14th and O streets on the tracks of the Washington Railway Com pany, and so on to the union station. Radi cal changes In this route are now being considered by the directors, and it Is likely that when the bill is Introduced in Congress that body will be asked to authorise the right of way for th's company S'raight across the city, following for the entire d.s tance the line of M street until New Jersey avenue Is reached, when It Is proposed to use that thoroughfare to the union depot. A change is also proposed in the eas'ern section, so that a cross-town line #111 be pro vided, which w:ll follow 10th street east from P street northeast south to the navy yard. There will also be a line to Mount Olivet cemetery, as originally proposed. The bidding for the bonds of the Wash ington Traction Company advanced today on the stock exchange from 71 to 71%. with the asking price at 72 and 71%, but there seemed to be but slight disposition to trade. After call a bid of 71% was made without bringing out any of the bonds, and the ask ing price was 72. The only record made of this security In the dally transactions of the board was that of the sale of a $1,000 bond for 72. There was a fairly good market for gas certificates, and two (1,000 lots went for 113% and 115%. Some fractional lots sold for 115 and 115%. At the close the certificates were offered at 115% and the bid price was 114%. Ten shares of Union Trust and Storage stock were offered for sale, the asking price being 107%. The highest bid made was 106%, and the sale was made at that figure. Ten shares of Farmer* and Mechanics' Bank stock were wanted, and the bidding advanced from 90S to 312 without result. An advance was also mad* hi the asking price of Cltlsens' Bank stock from 210 to 214. but none was offered. Five hundred and seventy-five dollars was bid for two' shares of Rlggs Bank stock, and seven shares were offered at 1880. The bid price for ten shares was 1MB. Seven was the asking price for M0 shares of National Union Fire Insurance Company stock, but the best bid was 6%. One hundred and seventy-flve and one half was the asking price for ten shares of Mergenthaler, and that block of stock promptly found a purchaser. It was then offered at 171, but tlie highest bid was 175 and no further sales were made. Today'* Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $684,936; government receipts from Internal revenue, $1,258,612; customs. $<H6,38S: miscellaneous, $245,006; expendi tures. $580,000; available cash balance. $220,117,288.73 Washington Stock Exchange. 8sles Itcgniar call, 12 o'clock noon?Washington Ou cert., $1,000 at US*, $100 at US'?, $200 at 115*. $1,000 at 115*. $700 at 116. MOO at UB. Union Tnmt :-nd Storage. 10 at 100%. Mecgenthaiei' Linotype, JO at 176*. American Urajihouhotie com., 100 at S. After call?Washington Railway and Electric 4s. ?1.000 at 72. Washington Gas cert., 140 at 115. RAILROAD BONDS. Bid. Asked. Capital Traction 4s 106* 107 Metropolitan 8s 116* ' 117* Metropolitan 5s, cert. Indebt., A... 103 105 Metropolitan cert, indebt., B 102 106 Columbia e> 1 IS lit Columbia 5s 103'/. 104 Washington Bsry. sod Klec. 4s 71% 7:% MI8CKLLANROUS BONDS Washington Gas fls, aeries A...... 103 Washington Oas 6s. aeries B H0 Washington Oas cert 114% 115* U. 8. Electric Light deb. Imp. ?s.. 102* 103 U. S. Klect-le Light cert. tnd. 6a.. 102 Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 8s... 104* 105* Washington Market Co. 1st 6s 10S Msaonlc Hall Aasocistion 5s 102 SAFK DEPOSIT AND TRUST STOCKS. National Safe Deposit and Trust... ISO 158 Washington Loan and Trust.. 206* 3<0 American Security and Trust 200 210 American Security and Trust cert.. 175 182 Union Trmat sad Storage...'. 106* 106* Washington Saving*, Bank 104 10S Home Savings Bsnk 116 RAILROAD STOCKS. Cspltsl Traction Co.* 121* 123 Washington Rwjr. sad Elec. prfd... 40* 41* Wsshisgton Bwy. sad Elec. corn... 11 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. Bank of Washington 430 Metropolitan 480 ..... Central ?>0 Farmers snd Mechanics' 812^ Citizens'.'.'.*.".'.188.8.131.52.*.'.'.7214 ". .. Columbia 180 Capital ,, J*? ????? Traders' 14? 1* 122 ...... Kl?? WW American 113H 115*4 INSURANCE STOCKS. Firemen's ? 27 28Vt Franklin 4T 52 Metropolitan 75 88 Corcoran 75 Potomac 58 81 Arlington SO German American. 2T>0 National I'nion 0% 1 Columbia 10-V 12 R'SB" 8* People'* 6% 6% Commercial 4(5 BK Colonial 87V4 ..... TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Heal Eatate Title 75 ..... Colombia Title tV, 4% Washington I'itle 3 rELEPHONE AND OB A P HOP HONK STOCKS. Chesapeake and Potomac 36 American ilraphophooe com 3tt American Grapbophon* pnM..,..,, 8 8% OAS STOCKS Washington Qas ,.%i.... 56 57 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaier Linotype........ 175 1T6 I-au*t<u Mm.otype 7*4 8V4 M.S. ELLANEOIJS STOCKS. Greene Con. Copper Co 1H4 1* Washington Market 15 ..... Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 220 2S0 J. Maury Dot* 130 ..... Realty Appraisal Agency 21H ?Ex dlv Funeral of Capt. Thibadeau. The funeral of Capt. Joseph H. Thiba deau. who committed sulclda by shooting himself In the head while In a roon> at the St. J&mes Hotel Sunday, took place from Birch's under jkin# rt .hUslinnent on M street, at I o'clock today. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Davison. ?*-* tor of the Presbyterian Church at F&lla Church. Va. in.erment was made at Ar lington. the exercises being in charge of a delegation of members of the Grand Army. uritiutar Buchanan Sails for Panama. NEW YORK, December 15.?William I. Buchanan of Buffalo. N. I., the first United State* minister to the republic of Panama* ?ailed today for Panama to take up his new duties. Wreath on Washington's Tomb. Mr. W. H. Hurkantp pint master of UxS^e, No. 4, F. A. A. M.. of Frsdericksburft Va, In behalf of that lod?e yesterday placed a handsome wreath on the tomb of George Washington at Mount Vernon, in commemoration of the anniversary of the death of the father of his oouatty.