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rumbtr of others wars oallera. Presidential Nominations. The President today aent to the Senate the following nominations: Surveyor of customs?Charlea J. Robb, for the port of M!chimin City, Ind. Marshall?Gilbert It. Deans, southern dis trict of Alabama; William H. Qrlmshaw, district of Minnesota. Agent for the Indians?Luther S. Kelly, New York, at lire 8j.ii Carlos agency, Ari zona, and a numuor ui puRiintHci'8. TO SSND. FOB BALLOTS. Decision of House Committee on Kahn Llvaruaah Case. The House elections committee No. 1 uuanlmously decided today to send to J3nn Francisco for the ballots In the Kahn-Llver nash contested election cases. Arg-ument to this end was made before the committee by Attorney Dibble, representing Mr. Kahn. The committee fixed January 6 as the date for taking up the Conry-Kel'her contest of Boston, and January 13 for considering the Moody-Gudger case from North Carolina. COMING TO WASHINGTON. Arrival at San Francisco of Engineers Bound for This City. Col. Andrews, adjutant general of the De>partment of California has notified the War Department of the arrival of the trans port Sherman at 8an Francisco from Manila. Two companies of engineers that were on board are bound for this city for station at Washington barrack a The Sherman also brought the 30th In fantry, 590 men, and following offlcers: Col. O'Connell, Lieut. Col. Davis, Major Cecil. Capts. Wilcox. Erwln, Bent, Welsh, Tebbefts. Lleuta Keller. Warfield, Little, Stone, Weeks. Sharon., Rucker, Carlton. Wade, Goodrich, Corry, Nichols. Robinson. ItlgKlnx, Kreuger, Lewis. Hossfeld, Law ton. Clark, Marshall. R. L. Weeks, Wuest, Guild. Howard. Companies E and F, Engineers, 122 men and following offlcers: Lieuts. I'lllsbury, Spalding, Brown. Dent. Also follo^infef military passengers? Brig. Gen. Sanno. retired; Capts. Fredenhali. quartermaster; Edwards, commissary; Carl ton.- pay department; Kilburn. 20tji; Lyle and Rogers. 27th Infantry, Lieuts. Allen, medical department; Moseley, 1st Cavalry; Mills. 7th Infantry; Metcalf and MacNab, Philippine sceute; Kempt, and Owens, con tract surgeons; Lawrence, veterinarian. Bth Cavalry 2 army nurse corps, female; 82 ?hort term, 6# sick. 3 insane, 2U general prisoners, .'13 discharged. JUDGE KIMBALL'S CASE. Senate District Committee Listens to Charges Against Him. Judge Kimball of the local Police Court had his official acts criticised today at a hearing granted by a subcommittee of the Senate District committee. The renomlnation of Judge Kimball to fill another term In his present position was before the District committee. A hearing had been asked and charges filed with the committee by Mr. A. A. Blrney and Dr. French, alleging that his decisions In the court have been arbitrary and without re gard to the protection which the law should give citizens. There were present at the meeting, which lasted an hour and a half, today Senators Gallinger, chairman; Stewart and Gorman. Judge KimbaH was present. With him were C. C. Cole, J. J. Darlington and Harry C. Davis, all of whom told the committee that the matters urged as reasons against Judge Kimball's renomlnation were trivial and not of a nature to be of consequenco in the matter under consideration. They testified to his entire fitness for the office for which he is nominated. A. A. Blrney, Dr. French and J. Frank McKenna appeared against Judge Kimball. It was understood that a large number of persons would pe there to give reasons why Judge Kimball's nomination Should not be confirmed by the Senate, but they did not appear. The members of the com-, mlltee will wish to get more evidence, and tot1 that purpose adjourned until 8 o'clock tomorrow af'ernoon. when they will hear any one who has anything to say bearing on the case. Mr. A. A Blrney assured the committee that Judge Kimball was arbitrary In the extreme, and that he decided cases without regard to the law and rules that should guide a judge. Dr. French protested against the course of Judge Kimball In dealing with automo bllists, and told of his own arrest last Au gust. He declared that it was an outrage to have reputable citizens fined merely on a statement of the policeman making the arrest. J. Frank McKenna. formerly of the War Department, told how he had been arrested and held In Jail two months by Judge Kim ball on a charge which was subsequently dismissed. Mr. McKenna became very much excited and poui\ded the senatorial table and talked so loudly that he was admon ished to be calm. He declared his Intention to have a mass meeting of citizens to protest in public against the confirmation of Judge Kimball. The committee adjourned until 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Local Bills in the House. Reresentatlve Allen has reintroduced in the House the bill brought forward from the last session for the extension of 24th street northeast from Frankfort street to Rhode Island avenue and from Detroit street to the Bladensburg road. Mr. Campbell of Kansas has Introduced an eight-hour bill, the provisions of which are made applicable to the District of Columbia. To Connect Suburban Highways. Mr. Gallinger today Introduced In the Senate a bill prepared by the Commission ers for the opening of connecting highways on the east and west sides of the Zoological Park. It provide# for condemnation pro ceedings for the purpose. The extension of streets ts to connect the north end of Adams Mill road In Lanier Heights with the south end of *>ark road In Ingleside by a highway fifty feet wide along or near the eastern boundary of the Zoological Park; also for Mnnectfn* Cathedral avenue with Klingle road by a highway fifty feet wide along or near the western boundary of the Zoo. qll In accordance with plans In the office of the Engineer Commissioner. Hearing on the Tawney Bill. The ways and means subcommittee on Internal revenue today heard arguments for and against the Tawney bill prohibiting the packing of anything other than the manufacturers' wrappers and labels and the Internal revenue stamps In packages of manufactured smoking or chewing tobao co. snuff, clgara or cigarettes. Gov. Odell Coming. Governor and Mrs. B. B. Odell of New York will arrive In Washington this after noon. During their sojourn here they will be guests of the President and Mrs. Roose velt at the White House. They will attend the cabinet dinner tonight. Preparations for Convention Begun. CHICAGO, December 17.?Preparations for taking care of the republican national convention will begin soon after the holl Aiys Graeme Stewart has completed ar rangements for the committee's headquar ters at the Auditorium annex. He also has appointed Samuel B. Raymond chairman of the Chicago committee that will attend to the local end of the work. The subcommit tee will hold its first meeting about the middle of January. It Includes 8enator Hanna. Henry C. Payne, Senator Scott of West Virginia. Harry S. New of Indiana and R. B. Schneider of Nebraska. Bussia to Beat Record at World's Fair. ST. LOUIS, December It.?According to advices received at the world's fair head quarters. Russia Will have the most exten sive exhibit which that country has ever made at a foreign exposition. The exhibit space will cover more than 7BO.OOO square feet., which. wlH be occupied by more than *.800 individual exhibitors. Mf. - THE PANAMA TREATY Opening Gun Fired in the Senate This Afternoon. SENATOR HOAR OPENS SUGGESTIVE LANGUAGE OF RESO LUTION ASKING INFORMATION. Gorman Grasps Opportunity to Score President and Asks, "Has Amer ica Another NapoleonP" r; The opening skirmish In the great fight between the democrats and republicans In the Senate which Is expected over the Pan ama treaty began this afternoon, A repub lican senator furnished the occasion for the demonstration of the drawing of party linos which Is likely to follow the presentation of the Panama treaty to the Senate after the holiday recess. Then the fight will be behind closed doors, and the public will only hear echoes of It. Today the sortie In the open enabled both sides to give public ' utterances upon the subject. Senator Hoar of Massachusetts precipi tated today's Incident. He arose to speak to a resolution which he had heretofore presented calling upon the President to submit to the Senate information concern ing the Panama revolution. The resolution was worded In a manner to suggest that the administration had knowledge of the revolution before It occurred and took steps In anticipation thereof which prevented Co lombia from suppressing the revolution. Senator Hoar read his remarks from manu script before a crowded Senate. His repub lican colleagues with faces like thunder clouds sat silent while he by his Insinua tion arraigned the administration for its action. A Mighty Policeman. The entire drift of Senator Hoar's re marks was summed up in a statement he made towards the end of hie speech. "Now. Mr. President," he said, "I want to know?I think the American people want to know, and have a right to know ?whether this mighty policeman. In structed to keep the peace on that isth mus. seeing a man about to attack an other, before he had struck his blow manacled the arms of the attacked so that he could not defend himself, leaving the assailant free, and then instantly proceeded to secure from the assailant the pocket book of the victim, on the ground that he was de facto the owner." On the democratic side the senators could hardly restrain their looks of delight and gratification at the course of the senior senator from Massachusetts, who, upon more occasions than one, has embarassed his party In the Senate by his attitude upon the policies of the administration. As soon as Senator Hoar concluded Sen ator Gorman, the leader of the minority, took the floor, seising the advantage which had been given to make an onslaught upon the executive. Sena/tor Gorman's speech was of an Intensely bitter partisan nature. His voice was pitched In a "high key and with great dramatic effect he poured forth his reproaches upon the executive. Pausing In one of his flights of speech, he dramatically raised his hand aloft, and In tfie stillness which reigned over the Senate chamber in expectation of his next deliverance he demanded If the American government in the person of President Roosevelt had another Napoleon. Mr. Hoar said that It was Impossible to believe and he did not believe the Presi dent was capable of such Intrigue and In direction as thus Indicated, and declared that It was for the purpose of saving him from such imputation that he desired all the Information possible to secure on the question. He was sure that all the Infor mation on the subject -would entirely re lieve the chief executive, but still, as the matter stands, he said, the Information be fore the country 's Incomplete. Senator Gorman said: "This matter under consideration should be considered as suggested by the senator from Massachusetts, with all the facts, and I hope, I believe?no, I scarcely believe that the senator from Rhode Island, Mr. Aldrlch, will Join us In considering this matter as an American senator, without re gard to politics." Senator Aldrlch retorted to the effect that the matter would be considered all light, to which Mr. Gorman remarked that It would be pretty hard work for hlno to do It In the way he Indicated. Mr Gorman declared that Panama haa been recognised without a government and when three or five men had been selected by nobody except naval officers and agents of the United States who were looking out for ? the canal. Honor First Duty. "It Is time to Inquire now," he Insisted. "I say as one senator to the senator from Rhode Island. Speaking for nobody except myself. If the facts are as I believe them to be. that It would be the greatest patriotic duty for every senator of the minority to assert the power the Constitution gives him, saying that, while we want the canal, the first consideration in our minds should be the honor of the American people." Senator Aldrlch Inquired if he was ready to reject the treaty. He said what he had stated amounted to that, but he wished the Maryland senator to put that statement Into so many words. To this Mr. Gorman did not give a di rect reply, but continued to criticise the course of the administration In acting upon the canal matter. He said that Congress had specifically instructed the President to negotiate with Colombia for the canal at Panama, and, falling to have success In a reasonable time, to proceed with negotia tions with Nicaragua. And yet It had teen declared that they had not turned to Nicaragua because engineers expressed soma doubt as to the feasibility of Nicara gua. He declare that no engineer with the exception of one member of the Isthmian commission, who expressed some doubt about some features of the Nicaragua ca nal, had doubted the entire feasibility of that project. He thought the President was derelict In not acting upon the In structions of Congress; that Congress had decided what should be done In the mat ter and that It was not proper to have its will thwarted by the executive. In insist ing upon the passage of the Hoar resolu tion Mr. Gorman said: "If you fall to do so I think that the case you have presented does not justify your course There Is enough courage and pa triotism In this body to stay the liand of an Impetuous man." There was some discussion as to the rlgnt of Mr. Foraker. who took the floor, to con tinue on this resolution. Mr. Tillm?n thought that the democrats should have a right to answer h!m if he should speak, but Mr. Mitchell who would have had the floor had the resolution been laid aside, said that he was ready to yield, as two speeches had been made on one side of the question and It was only fair that the other side should be heard. Mr. Bailey, In commenting on the situa tion, said that he had overlooked the fact that the Massachusetts senator had taken the same position as the senator from Maryland on this resolution. "I overlooked that fact, too." retorted Senator Hoar from his Beat. Foraker Takes Part. Senator Foraker then spoke. ? He said that when he read In the newspapers that the democratic caucus had decided that whatever two-thirds of the democrats of the Senate decided on a course of action, that course should be followed by all the democrats in the Senate, he knew there was trouble ahead. He understood that there was one exception to this rule, and that was when such a course of unity should inter fere with the conscience of a democratic senator. "Something you have not got. caned out Mr. Tillman. Mr. Foraker said that he supposed that when that reservation as to the conscience of a senator not approving the course was made It had referred to the senator from South Carolina, who so recently had shown his familiarity with the Scriptures in his discussion In the Senate. Mr. Foraker said that when this attack was especially directed against President Roosevelt he was surprised to And that It wm Joined In by the distinguished senator from Massachusetts. "I believe," he said, "the whole country will be surprised." He referred to Senator Gorman as the acknowledged leader of the democrats In the Senate who hopes to lead the demo cratic party In 1904. He said he would not undertake to say all that he felt in relation to the speech that had been made by the senator from Massachusetts. That senator had said when he began to make his speech that if any other senator ehould think that It ought to be made in executive session he was ready to yield at any time to such a motion. For himself, he thought that It should have been made in executive stsaion. and not in the open session. Took Hoar to Task. Senator Foraker took Senator Hoar very severely to task for delivering his speech in the open session. Senator Foraker con tended that it would have been the part or | wisdom, patriotism and conservatism for the senator to have waited until the treaty was brought up In executive session. Then all the Information sought by Senator Hoar's resolution could have been secured and every purpose that Senator Hoar could have had in mind could have been served. Senator Foraker contended that the speech delivered in open session will bo taken by the world as criticism of the Senate on the President. He was sure that the President had been actuated solely by motives of the highest patriotism and purest consldera tions. Senator Hoar, who was sitting behind Senator Foraker, protested against the re buke, and said that his meaning had been perverted. Senator Foraker, with great vigor of manner, aald that he had not said any thing unwarranted by the senator's speech. "Nor will X, Mr. President," said Senator Foraker In a voice of intense emotion, "say ail that I feel it is my duty to say about that speech." Senator Hoar sought to Interrupt Senator foraker to make an explanation. Senator Hoar was visibly Irritated by the ?? ?2.m ?' '''s colleague, and upon Sen ator Foraker's yielding to him proceeded to reassert his position. Senator Foraker S??uenwed that he had not misrepre sented the Massachusetts senator, and said he would leave it to the Senate to Judge between them. Senator Foraker said that if the Presi dent had failed to act promptly In recog nising Panama and open war had taken place along the transit there would have been criticism from the democratic side that he had not acted promptly enough. As Mr. Foraker proceeded to criticise Sen ator Hoars attitude on the President's course the latter Interrupted him sevoral times claiming that he had misquoted h's words. Mr. Foraker retorted that he was glad the senator from Massachusetts haa reconsidered what he had said, but this was resented by Mr. Hoar, who said that It was not a matter of reconsideration. Mr. Hoar said that he distinctly stated that the matter of time elapsing between the dec laration of Independence by Panama and the recognition was not matter of conse quence: whether it was five days or five months made no difference. Senator Foraker then proceeded at con siderable length to defend the action of the President and to explain the condition* existing in Panama prior to the revolu tion. At five minutes of 3 o'clock Mr. Foraker closed, and Senator Mitchell began his speech on the Lewis-Clarke exposition at Portland, Oreg. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. When the House convened today the Speaker signed the bill carrying into effect the Cuban reciprocity treaty, using a gold pen provided by the Cuban minister. Objection was made to the present con sideration of the bill permitting Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa, Arli., to bond themselves for the construction of a wagon road from Phoenix to the site of the *3,000,000 dam to be constructed by the government for the Salt river valley irrigation reservoir. Mr. Olmsted (Pa.) facetiously inquired If the proposition to dam Salt creek had been submitted to the minority. At 1 p.m. the House went into coihmlttee of the whole to resume consideration of the pensions appropriation bill Mr. Scott (Kans.) reviewed the history of rural free delivery, showing tlie -attitude of the democratic and republican administra tions toward the system and contending that credit for :ts successful establishment is due to the latter. The Panama question was discussed by Mr. Sims (Tenn.), who took the ground that the consistent course to pursue was for the democrats In the Senate to vote against the treaty. DELEGATE FOB PORTO RICO. House Insular Affairs Committee Fa vorably Reports BUL Representative Cooper of Wisconsin, chairman of the committee on Insular af fairs. has submitted to the House a favor able report oh the bill to provide for a dele gate to the House of Representatives from Porto Rico. The report explains: "Under the government of Spain, Porto Rico elected sixteen representatives to the chamber of deputies and four to the senate of the Spanish cortes. The present resident commissioner from Porto Rico to the United States was a representative of the island in the Spanish chamber of deputies. "Porto Rico has nearly 1,000,000 inhab itants. These people are law-abiding and In dustrious, and. In the opinion of your com mittee. are as much entitled to have a dele gate to speak for them and to represent thnlr interests on the floor of the House of Representatives as are the less than 5100 00 Inhabitants of Hawaii, who now enjoy that privilege." FAMILY ALMOST EXTERMINATED. Three Burned to Death and One Badly Injured in Fire in Kentucky. ASHLAND, Ky., December 17.?Benjamin Benedict, his wife and their three-year-old daughter were burned to death and a seventeen-year-old daughter badly Injured In a fire which destroyed their home today. KNOWS HIS BUSINESS. Attarian Declines to Be Shipped Until His Money is Refunded. CONSTANTINOPLE. December IT.?The American vice consul at Alexandretta tel egraphs that Attarian. the naturalized American whose arrest caused Consul Da vis to leave Alexandretta, has declined the transportation tendered him by the author ities until the latter refund him the money, amounting to ?.500. seised at the time of his arrest. SAYS IT IS A LIE. Ferry Heath Says There is Nothing New in Bristow Charges. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. December 17.?Per ry Heath, against whom renewed charges are made, arrived here late this afternoon from Chicago, whence he had come from Washington. "The stuff relating to me," he said, "is a He from beginning to end. There is not a thing new In It and It Is only a rehearsal of the old lines." - Rev. Daniel O'Connor Dead. Rt. Rev. Daniel O'Connor, vicar general of the Catholic Church of West Virginia, died at Providence Hospital yesterday, where he had undergone an operation Tues day. Dr. O'Connor was seventy years of age, and for forty years had been the par-' lsh priest of Clarksburg, W. Va. The body was turned over to relatives at No. 26 I street northwest.. but the funeral arrange ments have not yet been made. Found Dead In Room. Patterson Aullphus. colored, a shoemaker. Btxty-flVe years old, was found dead In a room over his shoeshop, 700 Nichols ave nue, Anacostia, by Policeman Lusby, shortly after 1 o'clock today. The man re sitted alone. His neighbors became when he did not open up his shop this i morning, and Informed the police, who made- an Investigation, with the result stated. It Is thought that death resulted from natural causes. The body was con- i j veyed to the morgue and Coroner Nevitt was noUfled- j United States Steel Firm in n a LipfcigB Market. DAT OF fitTLL TBADE ??uai f, ??. " r. . -.1 .>'? ? SHAKES GO OJ* ON SELLING OF PENKSYLfJILNl^. AND ST. PAUL. Pressure on Amalgamated Copper, Sugar, Brooklyn Transit?Gen eral Electric Well Bought. NEW YOltK, December ll.?Opening dealings in the stock market today were only in moderate volume, -ttni there were few changes of importance.. Brooklyn Transit rdse nearly a point. * Sugar opened slightly lower, but rallied and fluctuated rather uncertainly on the enactment of the Cuban treaty. The market displayed the same character istics as yesterday;' namely, ostentatious bidding up of leading specialties, while tho railroads were neglpcted. Consolidated Oas responded with a rise of 2 points, and Amalgamated, Sugar and Brooklyn Rapid Transit L Selling of Pennsylvania and St. Paul affected the en tire list, and railroads:declined below yes terday's closing. Pennsylvania reacted from 117H to 110%, and the rise in Sugar and Brooklyn Transit was canceled. The market hardened again before the end of the hour. ' - United States Steer preferred's price crept up gradually until it had risen a point, de spite the heaviness of other portions of the list. Locomotive and General Electric grained a similar- amount, and Consolidated Gas extended its rise to 4 points. The gen eral market meanwhile was listless, but sympathized slightly later when Sugar was put under pressure. Tli-?t stock ran off a point below yesterday?* final prices. Amalgamated, United Status Steel pre ferred and Brooklyn Transit, which had j been conspicuously strong at various times, fell back good fractions.- and the western stocks also becaajs heavy. Changes were rather wider -in the usual!) dorm .nt stocks. North American, for instance, los ing 2%, New Jersey Central and Metropoli- I tan Securities 2. About 2 o'clock Unl ed States Steel preferred was bought in 1,000 and 2,000-share blocks and rose again to I 54V?, with a steadying effect all around. . New York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hibbs A Co.. bankers and brokers. 1419 F St., members New York stock exchange, Washington stock ex change and Chicago board of trade. Open. High. Low. Glees. Amalgamated Copper.. *8% 4S% American Locomotive. 14ti 15% American Loco., pfd.- 7Sti 78% Am. Oar A Foundry^,? 19}J 19>J Am. Car A Foundry,-pM ?? ?. American Ice.' S 8 AmerleanSmeltMJ- L' 49 49*4 Am. Smelting, pM..._.l. VI 93 American Suyrj 124 125^ 1 Anaconda in;a 78 78 Atch., Top. A R.Fe. 6AX f&/i Atch., Top. A ^fe- pML 02*2 Baltimore A OSU.JjG .9 TO Ba'tlmore A Ohio. pfd., 88 88 Brooklyn RapW rraa,- 61}$ &M4 Canadian Pacrfl8....IZ!/ U8K 118% 1 Chesapeake A ?hiO>_2.U'' 83Vl 8394 Chicago A Alton _) 85}$ , Chicago A Alton. pfd.,, 69 69 Chicago a reat Wntertl 15J-4 18f^ Cbi., MIL A -it. 45anl..i'J' 14i148 1 Colorado Fuel-Alcoa^* ? 23 <!oniolidated Ga*.}86 1$8}? 1 Delaware A Hftnsoa..? . Erie, 2??? 'Efrm - Erie, 1st ^ Illinois flentrsA la^'tasty 1 XanmuCHy Sw^ttetiW ?M . Louisville A Nashville.. 100V: ' Melrop^XnSe^^ Mo..Kan I IVx-.^o'n." Mo., Kao.-A Tex., pfl? 3*2 MlMonrl Paciflo sHrZ National Lead .n...... . ? , New loric OeatraL-.... H8? 118\C : | N. V.,Oot.A tfettera. 2i? Norfolk A Western.?.. ftTH HU Pacific Mail Steamahlp. 26 26 Pennsylvania EL K 117>4 117y% People's Gas of Chicago. VJ% 98Vi Pressed .Steal Car^._~.. 26% 2ts'l Head lax. I 44<2 uQ Heeding, 1st pfd. ... Reading, 2d pfd. _ Kt-pubikj Jtodi A>traa.. S>/i &/. Rep. Steel A Iron, ptt._ 88 sZ 89 Hock Island, com....... .mi Kock Island, pfd,? fil>2 (ttH ttubuer <iooUa....M _ ,?,. St. Louis A 4. F., id pjfi .... ... St. Louis Soatn#Mtera St. Louisa. W., pfd. Southern Paciflo... 48U bout hern Kail way 21 21V4 (southern Kail way, pfA. Tfti -,t?Z Tennessee Com ^ Xroa. 83>4 S8'4 Texas Pacific.? 24M 2 Union Pacific 'JpZ Union Pacific, pfd_.__ 88 88 United States Luataar.. ~,y. i\c U. 8. Leather, pfd. 76>J 7<$1 United Slates Kubber._ 10 10 United .SUtei SimI.., UK U.ri. dtdrfi. piJ ... tnZ lAe U. S. Steel 2d 5's S9t? e?ii Wabasa?j ...... Wahasa, pld ...? ieJA Wheeiinx <se L. ?. .._ Western Unlen 87U gjvz Wisconsin Central.?? GOVERNMENT BONDS. 8 per ceats, registered, 1908 lOTi ^10^4 ' 3 per cents, coupons. 1908 107'1 10s2 i 8 per centa. small, 1908 108U 1 4 per cents, registered, 1907 109 110 4 per cents, coupons, 1907 J10 111 4 per cents, registered. 1920 13VA 134U 4 per cents, coupons. 1925 183W 13 5 per cents, registered, 1904 101'4 ....7 6 per cents, coupons, 1904 101 Vi 2 per cents, registered 105V? 100 2 per cents, coapcas 108 10846 I District of Columbia's ]20 ..T7? ' Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO. Decerabar 17.?Grain: Open. High Low. Close. Wheat?May. SlH 81% 81H 81*-Hl July 7W4 lift 7848% 78^42 j Oorn?Ma/ 4sS?SVfc 4SVT Jul* 432 ?43J4 43 "? Oats?May..". 36% 58% 38" July 84 34-34% S3 CHICAGO, December 17.?Provisions: Open. ? High. Low. Close. Pork?Jsn 11.37 11.42 11.37 11.8T May... 11.72 n.80 11.78 11.77 Lard?Jan. ... 8,37 8.37 8.37 8.37 May 6.07 8.80 8.88 8.87 Elba?Jgik.. C0?. 8.10 8.08 8.07 May 6.22 8.27 8.22 8.27 NEW YORK. December 17.?Cotton: ' Open. High. Low. Close. January ? J2.48 12.43 13.08 March.12.80 12.80 12.79 May '12.75 12.9? 12.72 12.8# July ...iiS.?..'d2.78 12.98 12.70 12.92 August 1^.40 12.53 12.3S 12.53 ' IiOCAIZ-TTWANCIAL NEWS. .tli s ? 7 i r ? The detalls^Of a plan for devising a sys tem of bank money orders are more or less occupying the attention . of bankers. Al though this entire flatter has been referred by the American Bankers' Association to a committee of* five, which is to report to the executive council, the latter has authority to make such expenditures as will enable the commTttefc'tO carry out Its recommenda tion. It Is nscogntmed that the success of such an undertaking depends on entire co operation, so ;ihat U is not likely the com mittee will undertake to carry out any scheme that WoOWjtiot be generally accept able. The action of tne national association of men representing the banking interests of the country, as above stated, in indorsing such a plan shows clearly'-that bankers re alise the Importance of acquiring for theA ; selves some portion of the money order business. The magnitude of this Interest Is shown by the fact that the money orders received 1 annually by the Pe?t - Office- Department and the.?Epresa co?a?anle*aggregate <800, 000.000. The profit;from this business an nually is estimate)! to be $3,006,000. It Its# been maintained that batik money orders I could be Issued without Charge, On tttrfH ground that tha tiae of moaoy for the aver age life of a draft or money order 1? where the real profit comes In. and not from the ?sals or exchange ' ? Mr. James tt. Green has- arranged to itid a portlotj of 'the holiday season at club of which a member, and which r i control! extensive ranees of forest In north ern Ketf Hampshire. The sales of realty during the past few weeks made by Westcott ft Story, real estate brokers, are reported by the firm I as aggregating $125,000. Among the largest of the transactions i that hare been registered through their office is the sale of ? the residence 1714 Rhode Island avenue to Mr. Harry C. Moses. This house has Just been com pleted by the Potomac Realty Cdmpany and is- one -of the most costly private- res idences ever erected here for sale. All the hardware and the lighting fixtures in the house were made in Prance for the Realty Company. The house contains eighteen rooms. The price paid was be tween $35,000 and $60,000. The same firm has also sold for Mr. Qeo. P. Van Wyck a lot on the Quarry road, Lanier Heights, to Mrs. E. H. May. The dimensions are 00x120 feet, and the price paid was about $1 per square foot. It Is the purpose of the purchaser to erect a residence on this site. When the bonds of the Washington Railway Company were called today at the meeting of the stock exchange there was at first none offered at less than 72. and the bid was an eightn or two-eighths bqlow. Then the bonds were ofTered &t 71%, and two lots of $1,000 each were re corded on the sale list The bonds con tinued to be offered at 71%, but there wtore no buyers at that price. There was not a very strong demand for gas certificates, which was not pe culiar to that security, however. A small lot sold for 115%, and the bid for a $1,000 lot was 114%. while II# was the asking | price. It is not often that the Block of the Wash ington Loan and Trust Company Is dealt in I on the exchahge, and touay when the stock was called and It was offered as usual at 210 the ten shares constituting a quotation lot was promptly taken, and when the stock was again offered another similar lot was taken. There was no further mar ket for the stock. Some Of the Firemen's Fire Insurance stock was offered at 30. and then came a further offer of twenty-five shares for 20. There was nothing done, as the highest bid was 26. One lot of twenty-five shares of Gas stock was sold for 57. The offering at that price continued without bringing out buyers, and It was offered down to 66%, but the bidding did not advance above 56% Two lots of ten shares each of Mergen i thaler were sold for 178, and the offering went still lower to 177, but there was no | higher bid than 176. Two hundred and thirty was given for ten shares of Washington and Norfolk Steam boat Company stock, and there was a mar | ket for most at practically the same figure, 1 but the offering was not lees than 238. Today's Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $?58,157; government receipts from internal revenue. $783,027; customs, $540,845; miscellaneous, $191,084; expendi tures. $1,280,000. Available cash balance. $227,876,798.08. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales?Regular call, 12 o'clock noon?Washington ' Hallway and Electric 4s. $1,000 at 71%, $1,000 at , Washington Gat cert., $200 at 116% Washington Loan and Trust Co.. 10 at 210, 10 i ?t 210. Washington Oaa, 25 at tST. Mergenthaler IJnotyps, 10 at 178, 10 at 177. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Oo., 10 at 230. ? RAILROAD BONDS. Bid. Asked. Capital Traction 4s 106 106% 1 Metropolitan 6a 116 118% , Metropolitan Sa. cert, indebt.. A... 10S 106 Metropolitan cert. Indebt., B....... 102 109 Columbia tia 115 120 i Coumbla 5a. 103% 104<4 City and Suburbau Ga 80 92 Anacoatla and Potomac Ea S2U Washington Rwy. and Elec. 4a 71% 71$ MISOKLLAN*OUS BONDS. Washington Gas 6a. series 103% Washington Gas da. series B 103'w Washington Gas cert 114% 116 U. 8 Electric Light deb. Imp. 6a.. las', D. S. Electric Light cert. Ind. 6a.. 102% Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. Be... 104% 106V* Washington Market Co. lat 6a 108 Masonic Hall Association Sa 102 ..... SAKE DEPOSIT AND TRUST STOCKS. National Sate Deposit and Trust... ISO 168 Washington Loan and Trust 205'4 American Security and Trust 200 American Security and Truat cert.. 17S 185 rnlon Trust and Storage 106% 107% Washington Sartngs Bank ... 105 ...... Home Savings Bank 136 RAILROAD STOCKS. Capital Traction Co.* 121 12? Washington Rwy. and Elec. pM... 40% 42 Washington Rwy. and Elec. com... 11 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. Bank of Waatington 430 ..... Metropolitan.. 400 ..... Central 300 ..... Farmers and Mechanics* 811 Second 160 ..... Cltlaena' 21S ..... t 'oluoibla. 190 Capital 176 Traders' 146 166 Lincoln 122 Rlgga 666 American. 116% INSURANCE STOCKS. Firemen's 2$ 2f Franklin 47 So Metropolitan 76 86 Corcoran 76 Potomac 68 ..... Arlington 80 81% German American 200 ..... National Union 6% 7% Columbia 10V| 12% Rlgga JJi People's ey Commercial 4J i Colonial ; 97% TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Real Eatate Title 75 ..... Columbia Title 3% 4 Washington Title -... 2 ? TELEPHONE AND GRAPHOPHONE STOCKS. Chesapeake and Potomac 36 ..... American Orapbophone com 2% ..... American Graphophone pref........ S o% GAS STOCKS Washington Gas 66% 66% Georgetown Gas 66 ..... TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype* 176 177 Lanaton Monotype 7* I MISCELLANEOUS 8TOCK8. Greene Con. Copper Oo 11% 12% Washington Market "... ..... JL5 ? ? Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 220 233 3. Maury Dore..... 130 Realty Appraisal Agency ..... ?Ex. dtT s Verdict for Defendants. A verdict was rendered this afternoon in favor of all of the defendants in Circuit Court. No. 1. in the case of Samuel H. Walker against Zenas C. Robbins. Henry O. Towles and C. C. Bryan. This Is one of the series of suits which have been brought against the defendants named based on notes, which the defendants alleged were altered without their knowledge or consent, some of which figured in connection with criminal proceedings. The trial commenced last Monday morning and considerable evi dence was introduced both by the plain tiff and the defendants through experts and otherwise. The plaintiff was represented by Attorneys Anton Heiitmuller and Hallam ft Hallam, and the defendants by Attorneys A. S. Wor thlngton. W. C. Clephane and Brandenburg j ft Brandenburg. Col. Chas. A. Edwards' Appointment. Col. Charles A. Edwards, secretary of the democratic congressional campaign com mittee. has been appointed clerk of the minority room of the House. This room corresponds in relative Importance to the Speaker's chamber. There the minority leader holds counsel with the prominent members of his party. CoL Edwards Is from Texas, has long been a prominent and interesting figure among the Washington correspondents and is exceptionally pop ular. Washington Marines at Annapolis. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md? December 17.?A de tachment of, fifty marines from Washington have arrive# at the Naval Academy marine barracks. The garrison at the barracks here now numbers 279 men. Besides these there are twenty marine* stationed on the Santee. Strike Spreading. The strike of theftullding trades on the apartment houses Ming erected br Con tractor Francis Duehay is saM to be spreading. The union employes of the firm of Keller ft Haller. which holds the con tract for the wall paper work on the Wood ley and Cecil apartment houses, are out on a sympathetic strike. It Is charged that the firm broke its contrast with the union by employing non-union workmen to take the places of strikers on the apartment houses named. <? Open evenings until ChrUtmaa. ~|H6eke's A 2-Days' Special Sale of Holiday Furniture. Tomorrow and Saturday. We are going to encourage your buying tomorrow and Satur day?rather than deferring until nearer Christmas?by the most tempting special offerings of Holiday Furniture ever made. The inducements are important enough to counsel selection for your own home's needs in addition to what you may wa?t to select for Christmas gifts. I PAY A SMALL DEPOSIT AND HAVE THE GOODS DELIVERED WHEN AND WHERE YOU SAY. Rockers Of many styles?and In all the popular woods. $3.50 Rockers, for $2.65. $4.00 Rockers for $3.00. $5.00 Rockers for $3.75. $6.00 Rockers for $4.50. $8.00 Rockers for $6.00. $10.00 Rockers for $7.50. $12.00 Rockers for $9.00. $15.00 Rockers for $11.25. $20.00 Rockers for $15.00. $25.90 Rockers for $18.75. $30.00 Rockers for $22.50. $40.00 Rockers for $30.00. Parlor Cabinets. Handsome as Furniture; handsome as gifts. $60 Parlor Cabinets for $45.00. $45 Parlor Cabinets for $35.00. $25 Parlor Cabinets for $18.75. $20 Parlor Cabinets for $15.00. $15 Parlor Cabinets for $11.25. Husic Cabinets. Full variety of the different woods. $6.75 $7-5? $10.00 $12.00 $15.00 $20.00 $25.00 $30.00 Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets for $4-95 for $5.63. for $7.50. for $9.00. for $11.75. for $15.00. for $18.75. for $22.50. China Closets. One of the best gifts you can give a housewife. $25.00 China Closets for $18.85. $30.00 China Closets for $22.50. $35.00 China Closets for $25.00. $45.00 China Closets for $35.00. Every Buffet in the house has been cut in price?and is in this 2-days' special sale. Lot of Library Tables, substantially made and attractive in effect?reduced and In this 2 days* special sale. Parlor Chairs and Odd Pieces. Among these are Gilt Chairs, Mahogany Chairs, Divans, etc. $3.00 Gilt Chairs for $1.98. $5.00 Gilt Chairs for $3.75. $6.00 Gilt Chairs for $4.00. $10.00 Gilt Giairs for $7.50. $20.00 Gilt Chairs for $15.00. $25.00 Gilt Chairs for $18.75. $5.00 Mahog. Chairs for $3.75. $7.50 Mahog. Chairs for $5.63. $10.00 Mahog. Chairs for $7.50. $12.00 Mahog. Chairs for $9.00. $15.00 Mahog. Chairs for $12.50. $20.00 Mahog. Chairs for $15.00. $25.00 Mahog. Chairs for $18.75. Parlor Tables. Every desirable wood is in cluded in the assortment of fered at these special prices. $25.00 Parlor Tables for $18.75. $20.00 Parlor Tables for $15.00. $15.00 Parlor Tables for $11.75. $12.00 Parlor Tables for $9.00. $10.00 Parlor Tables for $7.50. $8.00 Parlor Tables for $6.00. $5.00 Parlor Tables for $3.75. $3.50 Parlor Tables for $2.75. Ladies* Desks. Graceful gifts; splendid values; big bargains. $40.00 Ladies' Desks for $30.00. $30.00 Ladies' Desks for $22.50. $35.00 Ladies' Desks for $27.50. $25.00 Ladies' Desks for $18.75. $20.00 Ladies' Desks for $15.00. $15.00 Ladies' Desks for $11.75. $13.50 Ladies' Desks for $9.85. $11.50 Ladies' Desks for $8.97. $10.00 Ladies' Desks for $7.50. $8.00 Ladies' Desks for $6.00. ? ? ? $30 Leather Library Chairs. SPECIAL $22.50 $35 Leather Library Chairs. SPECIAL $27.50 Sample Parlor Chairs - - - - Choice of 42 different styles of Parlor Chairs ?-models of the season's best patterns ? and worth $12.50, $13.50, $14.00, $15.00 and $17.50. "Home's Fittings.** 1.1 Hoek Pa. Ave. and 8th St. AGAINST MAXIM & GAY FRAUD ORDER ISSUED BT THE POST AD AUTHORITIES. 3 ? Description of Methods Employed by Turf Investment Company De barred From the Kails. A fraud order debarring Maxim ft Oar Company, turf correspondents and account ants. from the use of the malls, and ef fective today, has been Issued from the of fice of the assistant attorney general for the Post Office Department. The Arm coming under the ban of the law I has been since Thanksgiving day operating from New Orleans at the 100-day rac* meeting that Is In progress In that olty, and, as far as Is known to the post office authorities. Is not at present oonductlng Its business at any other place. Its circu lars and advertisements are worded lit the most attractive fashion, and given the widest range of publicity. On Its letter heads and advertisements the company re fers to any banker In New York, New Or leans. Chicago. Saratoga or Washington, and makes the most alluring promises of winning for its clients large sums of money from a small Initial Investment. According to these advertisements the j company Is capitalised at 100.000, and the name of the president and manager Is gtveh as Graham Rice. Among other statements made for the benefit of possible investors is that of Indorsements of the dally press everywhere, a statement which has been found by the Post Office Department to be false, the Indorsements in many cases never having appeared in any paper, and In others being paid advertisements. The plan of operation was to agree to In vest a certain sum of money for a client, the firm to play this at the track on horses of its own selection, the Arm to receive 28 per cent of the winnings as a commission. It is believed that this Arm has made a great deal of money from credulous persons throughout the country, its advertisements appearing largely In the dallies and week lie* of the interior of the country, but no account of its operations has been kept. During the active admbSstratlon of Mr. Tyner as assistant attorney general for the department the firm came before the de partment to contest a proposition to issue a fraud order against It, but nothing in the matter at that time was done. The effect of the present order will be to confiscate the mail and return It to the seeders In all cases where such a course Is possible and to brand the Maxim ft Oay Company as fraudulent throughout the country. X. OJ Ii. TROUBLES. Bait for $50,000 Damages Instituted Today. Patrick H. Tamil, through Attorney Hen ry B. Davis, this afternoon instituted pro ceedings at law in the District Supreme Court against Simon Burns. Henry H. Hick*, Thomas H. -Canning, John Forneau, Maurice Cannody and Frank Yourlson. to recover damages in the sum of ffi&OOQ. The plaintiff, formerly a district master workman of the OMer ?f the Knights of Labor, asserts that the defendants, claim ing: to be the general executive board of the Order of the Knights of Labor, last Janu ary wrongfully accused him of dishonesty. FAVORABLY CONSIDERED^ Report to Be Made on Senator Prye's Philippine BILL The Senate committee on the Philip pines today directed a favorable report on Senator Frye'a bill exempting* Inter? island passenger and freight business In the Philippine archipelago from the pro visions of the coastwise laws. Interlsland business is left to the government of the Philippines for the enforcement of regu lations governing the transportation of merchandise and passengers between ports and places in the Philippine archi pelago until Congress shall have author ised the registry as vessels of the United States of vessels owned In the islands. The exemption of this clas of trade was necessary by reason of the limited num ber of vessels owned in the United States plying between ports In the Philippines. Government's Case Cloeed. In the case of James Butler, accused of the murder of his step-father, Joseph Green, on trial in Criminal Court No. 2. the government today concluded the Introduc tion of its evidence In chief, and the de fense began the presentation of testimony. Ben ted Government Buildings. The Senate today adopted a resolution calling on heads of the several government departments to gtve a statement of the quarters and buildings rented in the Dis trict of Columbia and the various states and territories, and the annual rental In each case. This information, it Is believed, will show that there would be a great economy effected If the government were to borrow money at the usual rates for the construction of buildings the government needs. Valuable Land in Dispute. Commissioner Richards of the general land office yesterday gave a hearing on the contest between the state of Minnesota and F. A. Hyde, a "lieu land selector," for a thirty-slx-acre tract of land near Duluth, Minn., said to be very valuable owing to Iron deposits. The tract is claimed to be worth 1800,000 or more. Former Attorney General Wayne MacVeagh. representing . the state of Minnesota, contended that the land is swamp in character, and as such passed to the state. The counsel for Hyde claimed that the field notes of the survey of the land, on which the determination of the ease hinges, will show that the land is not swamp, and therefore subject to disposal under the lieu land law. Agricultural Department Experiments. Representative Sheppard has introduced In the House a bill appropriating >60,000 for the purpose of enabling the Department of Agriculture to continue its experiments In reference to the boll worm and for the further purpose of enabling the Department of Apiculture to conduct an Investigation of the cotton wilt disease, oommoaly known as root rot.