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Washington; New York; London. 4 NMRKETTOKESTRONG Prices Advance and Rule Above Saturday's Closing. BUSINESS FAIRLY LARGE Some Striking Movements of the In dustrial Issues. TBACTIONS PLAY A SMALL PAET St. Paul. U. P.. Reading, N. Y.. Ont. A Western and Hill Stocks Featured Railways. ,?1 Dispatch to The Stir. NEW YORK, July 19.?The criticism ?was made upon today's dealings upon the stock exchange, correctly or otherwise. that they suggested a stronger market tone than really existed. This same view of the case was indeed, expressed in more : than one quarter, although in the nature : of things the significance of such a com ment lay chiefly in its technical bearing. As a matter of fact, during the larger part of the business session prices ad vanced, and in a majority of instances ruled well above Saturday's closing fls ures. The volume of business also was main rained upon a fairly large scale, and a very fair distribution of Interest was ex- | hibited. It was probably the case that the more or less hesitating tendencies of tne United States Steel shares and a few j other stocks were responsible f6r the , somewhat cynical comments upon the course of the market. During the greater nart of the dav United States Steel com mon was under obvious prcs^ure whUe during the same period the preferrea stock was comparatively strong. Contrary Course in Steal. Aside from the matter of the listing of the common stock upon the Paris bourse there was no explanation of the con trary course followed by these securities. A variety of estimates were in circula tion with regard to the earnings which the steel corporation will make Public July 27. but even the smallest of these forecasts afforded no good reasons for liquidation of the shares. The industrial and miscellaneous groups elsewhere furnished some striking ad vances at one time or another during tl?e business session. Cases in point were Consolidated Gas. Brooklyn Union Gas. Pressed Steel Car. American Locomotive and American Car and foundry. The traction shares again played only a small part In the day's transa ctions. The railway list likewise displayed a number of quite extensive advances, al though, &? a matter of fact, very little news or interesting gossip accompanied the transactions In that quarter of the market. At the same time, in common ?with other departments, some new high price records were established. Leading Railway Stocks. Leading features of the transactions in this direction were St. Paul, Union Pa citic, Reading. New York, Ontario and "Western, the Hill stocks, Chesapeake and Ohio, Canadian Pacific and Baltimore and Ohio. The Rock Island stocks were dealt in upon a very large scale, but without particularly striking price changes. American stocks were the strongest features of aha London market, although a generally firm tone prevailed there. Foreign hOflsee were buyers in the focal market to t"he extent of- about 25,000 shares. Money market and foreign exchange circumstances ' showed little alteration and the fluctuations in the commodities markets were upon a somewhat more orderly scale than has been the case for some time past. SRAIN~AND PROVISIONS. CHICAGO, July 19.?Weak cables in creased receipts, and continued favor able weather for harvesting caused weakness in the wheat market today. The selling, however, was not urgent, .-ash houses being the principal sellers. As a result, trade was dull during the ?>arly part of the day. The market >pened weak, with prices %a% to %c ower than Saturday's close. July be ing at 1.19% to 1.10%. Later July sag- J god to 1.19%. Fresh reports claiming a bright out* j 'ook for the new crop prompted con- , siderable selling of corn at the start and resulted in moderate weakness. Prieee at the opening were %c higher to *4c lower. July being at 09%. Early in the day July sold off to The feature of trading *n oats early in the day was a half cent advance in the price of the July delivers*. July .opened !ic lower, at 45%, ?nd sold up te 43?*. . _ . Provisions were quiet but firm. Prices at the opening were unchanged to 2%e higher compared with the previous Buying by shorts forced the July wheat delivery up to 1.21 toward th<3 middle of the day. The market de veloped additional weakness, however, in the final hour. oWing to talk of a big run of wheat here tomorrow. July de clined to 118%. The market closed weak, with July off tHe, at The com market was quite firm dur ing the final half of the session, and July advanced to 70%. The close- was firm, with July %e Close: Wheat?July, 1.18*; September. 1 lO%al.lOH: December. 1.07%al.OT%; May. 1 tOfa Corn-July. 70%; September, 63%; Ds? ember, 83%a3?; May. 5?%? Mntt _ Oats?Juty. 45%: September, 40%: De cember. 41%: May. 43%. Pork?July. 20.90: September, 21.08; Jan U Lard-^july. 11.72%; September. 11.72%; October. 11.67%; November, 1180: Jan lJR&a^July, 11.47%; September. 11.42%; October. 11.10: January. 9.26. Rye?Cash, 81a83: September. Barley?Cash. 66a7S. Timothy?September, 8.90. Clover?Cash, 10.85: March. 11.80 New York Grain Prices. NEW YORK. July 19.-F!our-Rcceipts, 11.106 barrels: sales. 3.200 barrels; mar ket steady with a quiet trade. Wheat-Recedpts. 15.M0 bushels. Bo cause of lower cables, bearish home and foreign crop news and larger receipts, ^hcat opened %c down this morning, later rallvln* a little on bull support. Septem ber." 1.17\al.l8; December. 1.14%al.l5. Rye?Dull; No. 2. western. 9u* nominal, r.o.b.. New York. Corn-Receipts. 13.500 bushel?. Pork?Firm. The Englishman's Club. * k Otrmaa tt? tfce London Mail. Club" Is a word we have taken over from the English language. But only ttie word. Also the club chair, perhaps. But not the Institution. For whereas in Germany a club is a society of kin dred people, of friends, all knowing one mother thoroughly and gathering at the . ltjb to din#, play or chat all with all. It teems in England the place where one keeps as carefully to himself as possible, and where members of thirty years' standing do not know ?ach other. It pays te resd the want column* of Tne Star. Hundreds of situation* are tilled utreugfc tkenu NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. Furnished by W. B. lliMw A Co.. link ers and brokers. Hibbe building, members i N'ew York Stock Exchange. Washington Stock Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. RAILROADS. . Op*o. High. Pvt. Clo|e. A.. T. & S.F., com. tl7%ll7%l?*lW% A.. T. & 8- F., pfd.. 105 106 105 1<* Atlantic CoaM Line. 132* 132* 142* 132% B. A O.. cow*........ 119"*120%119*lll>k B. A O.. Brook. Rap. Tran... 78* 78*; 78 78 Canadian Pacific 186* 18?3* jSo% 186* C..C..C. & St. L.com Chesapeake & Ohio. 77* 7P 'j 77*4 78* Chi. O. W.. com 1* 1* 1* Mi C., M. & St. P., COBS. 156 157 155* 155% c., m. & st. p.. pta. i89*i?9*ie&*i89% Chi. A N.W.. com Col. & So., com Delaware * Hudson 194 193*193* Del., Lac. A west?. ..... ..... ..... Den. & Bio G., com. 47". 48 47* 47% Den. & Bio G.. pfd Erie, com K6% 38% :i6 36 Erie. 1st pfd 53* 53?; 53* 53* Erie. Jd pfd Great Northern, pfd. 150 151*130 150* Hocking Val., com Hocking Val.. pfrt Illinois Central 153* 155% 1M% 154* ! Inter. Met., com..... 15* 1*5 15 16 I Inter. Met., pfd 45 46 45 45* K. C-. So., com 71* 72% 71* 72* j K. C. 80., pfd P.. 145* 145*145 145 L A X 25* 25* *25* 25* Mex. Central, ctfs.. 42* 42* 41* 42 M., K. & T., com... 71* 72* 71"i 72* M., K, & T., pfd ???? ...... ...... ...... .....a | M.,S.P.AS.S.M.,com.. 143* 143% 142* 14tf* M..6.P.AS.&M.. pfd .... Missouri Pacific .... 73 73% 73 73 X. Y. C. & H. R... ? 138% 133* 132% 132* X.Y.. C. A 8.L.com X. Y., C. & S. L,2d. X. Y.. Ont. & W.... 53* 54* 52* 33* Xorfoik & Western. 03% 94* 92* 92* Northern Pac 152* 138% 152* 153% Pennsylvania 138% 138* 138% 138% P.. C.. C. A St. L Reading, com 168* 157% 155% 155% Rdck island/com... 35 " 35* 35 35* Rock I aland, pfd 73%'74* 73* 75* S. L. A S.F..2d pfd. 55* 50* 55* 55* St. L. <4 S.W.. pfd.. 85* 85* 85% 85% So. Pacific, conl 135 135*133*133* So. Pacific, pfd , 1 Southern Ry.. com.. 31* SI* 31 31 Southern Ry.. pfd.. 70 70 89* 89% Texas & Pacific 35* 35* 34* 34* Third Ave 20 '20* 19* 19Vi T.. S. L. A W.. com. 51 51 49 49* T.. S. L. & W.. pfd. 69* 89* 89 89* Union Par., com.... 1984 1^8*190*191 , Union Pac.. pfd 106* 106* 108 108 | Wabash, com 21% 21* 21* 21% i Wabash, pfd 57% 57s; 57 5<* Wis. Cen., com ? WU>. C'en.. pfd West. Maryland..... 6* 8* 6* 6* Havana Electric INDUSTRIALS. Amal. Copper 82* 82% 81* 81 v4 Am. Beet So., com.. 44* 44% 43 43* Am. Can, com 11* 11* H* H* Am. CYui. pfd 81% 81% 81* 81* Am. C. A F.. com.. 61* 63 61* 62 Am. C. & F.. pfd... ..... ..... ..... Am. Cot. OH. com... 72* 74% 72* 74 Am. Cot. Oil, pfd Am. Ice Securities.. 37* 38* 37* 38 Am< Iioco., com 61 61* 61 61* Am. Loco., pfd Am. Sm. & R-. com. 94*. 94* 93* 93.? Am. Sm. A R.. pfd.. 112 112 112 112 Am. Su. & R. com.. 127*127*126*127 Am. Su. A R.. pfd.. ..... ..... ..... Am. Tel. & Tel 140*140*140*140% Am. Tobacco, pfd... 101 101 101 101 Am. Woolen, com... 34* 34* 34* 34% Am. Woolen, pfd.... 104* 104% 1<?4* 104* Anaconda Copper 48 48* 47s* 4i/n Cen. Leather, com.. :12% 33% 32* 32* Cen. Leather, pfd... 105% 105% lO.Vfc 105* Col. F. A I., com..., 44% 45* 44* 44* Col. A H. C. A I.... 84* 84* 84* 64* Con. Gas. X. Y 139*141*139*141 Corn P. Ref.. com.. 23* 23* 23* 23% Corn P. Ref.. pfd... ..... ..... .,... ...... Distillers' Securities. 38* 38% 38 S8 Gen. Electric 166* 166* 185* 186 Great Nor. Ore 78* 78* 76 76* Internationa.! Paper. 18 - 18* 16 16* Int. Steam Pump... 39% 39% 39% 39% Mackay Co., com Mackav Co., pfd Rat. Biscuit, com at. Biftcult, pfd National Lead. com. 88* *0% 86% 88* V, Y. Air Brake.... 88 88 ?6 88 Pac. Mall Steam.... 30* 30%. 30* 30* People's G. of Chi.. 118*118*116 118, Pressed S. C., com.. 43% 44* 48* 44* Pullman Company ? ? ?? ? Ry. 8. S., com...... 46 46% 48 48* Ry. S. S.. pfd 106*106*105*105* Rep. I. * S., com... 33* ?** 33 33% Rep. I & S., pfd.... 100* 108 107 107 S.-8. S. A I., com... 84* 85 84* 9l* Tenn. Copper. t*. S. C. I. P., com ; U. S. B. A I., com.. 83* 84 83* 83* U. S. Bubber, com.. 39 39*4 39 39 U. S. Rubber, pfd... 118*117 118% 117 U. S. Steel, com.... 72* 72* 71% 71% U. 8. Steel, pfd 127*128*127 127% Utah Cwpper 50 50 49* 49* Va.-Car. Ch., com... 52 52* 51* 51% Va. I.. C. A C 87 87 87 87 Western Union Tel. 72* 72* 72* 72% West. Elec. Man.... 85* 85* 85 . 85 CALL MONEY. Call money 2 2 1* 1* BONDS. Am. Tobacco 4s 80* 801* 80% 80% Am. Tobacco 6s ... Atch. Convert. 4f... 118*117 118*118% B. A O. Gen. 4s B. R. T. Con. 4s C., B. A Q. Joint 4s C., R. X. A P. 4s.... 89* 81 80* 80% C.. R. I. A P. 5s Inter. Metro. 4*f... 89% 88* 80% 80% Nor. Pac. P. L. 4s Pa. Cbnv. 3*s, 1912 I Pa. Conv. 3*s. 1915 . 97* 97* 97* 97* Southern Ry. 5s Union Pac. Con. 4s. 113*113*113 113 U. S. Steel lid 5s.... 100* 100* 100* J00* Wert 8hore 4s ? ; COTTON MARKETS. . ! NEW YORK. July 18.?The cotton mar ket opened weak at a decline of 12a23 points and .sold about 25 to 29 points net lower during the first few minutes under aggressive bear pressure and a renewal Of general liquidation due to lower cAblee and press reports from Houstofi and Austin to the effect that, the Texas drouth had been broken over the week end. The market steadied up some 15 to 20 points from the lowest during the middle of the morning, but the chief demand came from some of the recent sellers lor short account. t * i itures opened weak. July, 12.00; Au gust, 11.94: September, 11/00; October, 11.94; December, 11.95; January, 11.91; March, 11.92; May. 11.92. After the rally to within 10 or 15 points of the closing prices of Saturday as a result of profit-taking by the bear clique ana some fresh buying on reports that the Texas showers ad not been heavy or general enough to effectually break the drouth, the market again became un settled and at midday was ruling about 19 to 25 points net tower owing to a with drawal of buying orders from the recent heavy sellers, and a renewal of liquida tion, promoted by the western belt fore cast calling for showers In southeast Texas. 1 ne detailed weather reports showed showers ranging from a trace to 1.24 inches at several points in Texas over Sunday. Spot quiet: middling uplands, 12.50; mid u>ing gulf. 12.75. ?stimated receipts at the ports today, 5,000 bales, against 2,419 last week and 2,688 last year. For the week, 25,000 bales, against 80k289 last week and 28,690 last year. Today's rece.pts at New Or leans, 887 balea, against 386 )ast year. An 014 Han's Lowon. Fro? the Atchison Globe. We met a poor old man todav who it dependent on hla relatives and they don't tike the enforced task of taking care of him. "Had I saved 10 cents a day dur ing my younger years." he s*id. ' t would have been independent. I might have saved a doller a day during 111 my work 'J}* c?.reaL,a.nd IS* myself in the least. m*n * experience ta #wrth thinking abeat The trouble m ith American men is that they waste dime? while looking for a million dollars Vt the end of Uf4 they have nejth?r the dime iter the million dollar- Mor* than half t*e men wfco dig are tar led by chart cy. LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS. Washington Railway and Electric com mon was far and away the leader of the market at today's session of the local et6ck exchange. Under the execution of a large number of buying orders and rapid-fire bidding the stock rose rapidly nearly two fall points above the beet sales of Saturday, when quotation tote changed hands at 434- The first sale today was made at 44. but only 130 shares had been taken at that figure when a Jump occurred to 44^*. and from this fig ure the stock rose by fractions to 45V?. Altogether th?t record showed trades ag gregating nearly one thousand s!^rf" For several days Washington common has occ upied the center of the local financial stage. and the buying ap parently has represented a de.ma mi al most entirely of a non-speculative order, the shares being acquired by investors In the District as * permanent holding. From several authoritative sources tne information comes that the earnings or the railway company have been Increas ing in such s*. itdy ratio that tne '^n** projected dividend on the common stocK cannot be deferr?*d to a much later d^te, and when this dividend is declared it is expected to fx* at U-a*?t at the rate of - per cent. The payment of 2 per cent on th4 capital stock of railway stock at par means almost 5 per cent at the present ; market valuo of this security. At tnls rate of income, with the prospect of a . much greater increase In the market value of the stock, it is obvious that Washington Railway common must be looked upon with favor by the invest ment seeker. Consequently the predic tions are being freely made that the stock will find Its way in large blocks into many safe-deposit boxes, there to await the probable rise in the market. In spite of considerable support Wash ington Gas took another tumble today, when It sold off to 75'4. Nearly 300 shares were absorbed at 76, the purchae ' er being Thomas L#. Hume, who was j the leader in the recent "bull" move j ment. , Scores of followers of the general mar ket in Washington have watched with great Interest the steady upward trend of Union Pacific and of U. S. Steel, and in the former stock In particular have been anticipating the execution of the "tip," how many weeks old, tliat Union Pacific would pass 200. At noon Union had touched 1.98%, and shortly before that hour Harriman & Co.. brokers, published the following advance sum mary of the earnings of the Harriman lines, the pith of which undoubtedly has been known in the street for some time, thus furnishing the probable reason for the confidence in the rise of Union; "A general survey of the performance of the Harriman lines during the past fiscal year indicates that these roads, In cluding the Southern Pacific, Union Pa cific, Illinois Central and the San Pedro. Ix>s Angeles and Salt t?ake City, will show a decrease In gross, as compared with .1908, of approximately #2,000,000, but a gain in net earnings approaching $13. . 000,000. There was a relinquishment in ; expenditure for maintenance amounting [ for the year to about $6,000,000. Due to 1 this and the curtailment of transporta tion charges, despite the decrease in gross earnings, the lump sum earned for divi dends was not far from $11,000,000 in ex cess of the 1908 amount."* Government Securities. Bid. Asked. 3 per cents, registered, 1W0 10? 2 per cents, coupons. 1SU0........ 101 101% 3 per cents, reglatered, 1908-18.. 101l* 102 I 3 per cents, coupons, IflOS-tS 101V 108 4 per cents, registered. 1933 11715 4 per cents, coupona, 1928 11SJ4 ;???? 2 per cent Psn Ca'l re*., lOUti.. IJOifc 10114 District of ColumMs 8.fl5s. 1984.. 108 ..... Piasms. IMS 100% 1?1*4 London Closing Stocks. LONDON. July 10. 4 p.m. Consols Ibr money.. 84* Consols for account 84J Amalgamated Copper ABSfOftdS Atchtsdb . Atchison ?M ... J0?J Baltimore ,snd Ohio }? Canadian Pacific 1? ChessMske sfrf. Obtok..*. Chicago Groat western...? < Chicago, Milwaukee*and 8t. l?sui 161 De Burs. is* Den ret snd lllo Qrande.......... 48% 'Denver and |Ho Grande pfd. 87 Krte 3TV Brie 1st pfd Brie 2d pfd, 44 Grand Trunk Illinois 1?0# Louisville sad Nsohvllle.. -. 148?i Missouri, Kansas snd Te*ss 4SS New York Csatral........\ , 196 Norfolk snd Western ,????? 9?'.4 Norfolk snd Western pfd./'.^ '.90 Ontario snd Westeni. f.. yj* Pennsylvania ^ Band Mines ?> Blading Southern Railway Southern Bsilwsy pfd ?2 Southern Pacific ~? ??5s I'nlon PacWc t'nion Psciflc pfd 'J9 , United States Steol <3% United Ststea Steel pfd Wabash ? Wabash pfd Spanish 4s ???? 9''a Bar silver, quiet. 23%d per ounce. Monsy. %a?i per cent. fht rate of discount in the open market for short bills is lWal 8-16 per t?nt. The rste of discount In the open market for three-month bil's is lHsl 7-16 per cent. BALTIMORE GRAIN. Special Dispatch to The 8tgr. BALTIMORE. Md.. July ; spot'contract, 1.30%: July. t.80%; August. 1.17H; September, 1.18H sahp: stesmer No. 2 red, 1.16%;. receipts, 60.WS bushels; southern by ssm A* ivm?. *v-vvspv?? wiww ?-* pie, Mai. IS; southern on grade, 1 ldal.SO. CORN?Dull; iKt contract, l*Va\ receipts, O^T*^St?*dter; Ne. 2 white Mifr87;yo. 8 bite. 54sM; No. 2 misted, 6?%e54; receipts, " NO. 3 western export. 90 asked; No. 2 wester* domestic. ?0 asksd; receipts. 4,140 >"haY?8tesdy; No. 1 timothy, 17.00sl7.50; Ne. 1 o'^TOl^^tesd.v: steam to Liver pool, per bushel, lV*d July, ? August; Cork for order*, per quarter, 2S 3d August. NEW YORK CURB PRICES. Quotations furnished trr g. r Hutton * Co., members New York Stork Exchange Thomas L. Hume, mutfagCT, 1B01 F at. ir.w. Open. IUgh. Low, Close. Bay Stele Gas Boston Corn Ou* V ?}5,a ,Til-iS Cumberland ElJ Ttt-W 711-g Tll-10 < 11 1? Davis Daly 5 9-10 6j4 6 9-16 6% ?S% Sfc:::::: g i!*sr 8SX cSi'~:::::v St & & Nevada-l'tah Oop ;.. 8 ,2 * Nipts*(*g Miafag 11H H?a La Bosc 8 72* -XL E5SSS! ^ NEW YORK PRODUCE. NEW YORK7 July 19.?Butter firm; re ceipts, 8,?M packages. Creamery specials, 27a2TH (official frrice, 37); extras, third to first, 23a3?; prooesa, common to special, l?a24; western fsctory, first, 21; western Imitation creamery first, 22. Cheeae firm and higher; rgpelpts, 516 boxes. New state ful cream, special, 14a 13; do. small colored or white, or large .n.lored. fancy. 1SH: do. common to good. I0?feal2%; skims, full to fpeclal, 2^all. Eggs?P8rm; reoelpts. 12,488 cases. State, Peru,.?vl\_anla and nearby, fancy, selected White, 28a31; do. fair to choice, 25a29; brown and mixed fancy. JTa2S. do. fair to choice, 23a2?. western extras, first, 23a24: first. 21%a22V4: seconds. 20a21. e 1 ? LiT/rpool Cotton Prices. L,IVERf*OOt?. Ju'y 10.?Cotton?Bpot. moderate business done; three points lower; American middling fair, 7.14; good middling. &T6; middling. 6-00; low mid dling. 6.42: good ordinary. 8Ui ordinary, 9.S1. 'The sales of the day were 8,000 bales, of which WO were for ispeculation and export, and Included i .S^ Amerlcan. No receipts. Futures opened stead> and eloped easy. July. 8 36^; July snd Au gust. August snd Bsptember. ?-?. September and October. 6^; November. S.W4; November j*nd ber, 0-2.V?; DeosmbSr and January. January and 8v2?;.r,I sod March. Mareh and April. 5 ?4; April and May, ???*: May ?id June. June and July, July and August, *36. LONDON MARKET; | Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, July 19.?In the late after | boob the investment markets continued to rule Ann. Home rails held steady, but the market narrowed. Foreign securities were idle, with operators disposed to hesi tate. The kaffir department had a Arm tone. Mining shares closed Irregular and generally under best prices. Rio Tintos , scored a final net gain of %, at 75. The department of American railway shares showed a confused condition at the official closing owing to advices from New York. Prices on the curb were In clined to drop. The Paris bourse was steady and the Berlin bourse firm. FOREIGN BANKS. PARIS, "July 19.?Three?per cent rentes 97 francs 02% centimes for the account. Exchange on London. 2," .francs 19Va centimes for checks. BERLIN, July 19.?Exchange on Lon don, 20 marks 44 pfennigs for checks. Money, 2% per cent. Private discount rate, per cent. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales.?Regular call, 12 o'clock Eoon?Columbia R. R. t*. #F,o00 at 10*. W ushlngtou liwy. au<i Elec. 4s. $500 at SO. ft.000 at 88TJ. Potomac Electric Con*, fis, $1,000 at W., $1,000 at 103%. $1,W? at I0$i. *2.000 at 103>i. $1,000 at 103-4. Chesapeake aud IVjtomac Telephone to. $1,030 at 103ti. 12.000 at 1?*H%, $8,000 at 103%. W??h!njtiin Kwv. an<l Klec. com.. SO at 44. no lit 44. 50 at 44. iW at 44% 50 nt 44%. 50 at 44V,, 50 at 44V 80 at 4*%. 100 at 45. lOO ut 46, 50 at 43, 50 at 40. 50 at 40% 50 at 45%, 20 at 45. BO at 45% Washington Gas. 10 at 76. 25 at 76, 25 at 7*5, 25 at 76, 25. at 76, 25 at 76. 15 at 7?:. 25 at 76. 20 at 76, 25 at 76. 23 at 76. 25 at 75*4. B<M1 Telephone of Pa.. 10 at 124. Mergenthaler Linotype. 7 at 210%. Lnneton Monotype. 10 at 15% fllggs National Bank, 5 at 660. Second National Bank, 10 at 155. American Security anil Trust, 1 at 273. Union Trust. 10 at 183% Washington Loan and Trust, 10 at 210, 5 at 210, 5 at 210. After call?Washington Gas. 23 at 75%. 75 at 75ii. - Washington Rwr. and Elsie. ptd-. 50 at 92%, 50 at 02 lI, 10 at 02% 10 at 92%, 11 at 92%. 11 at 02% OAS BONDS. Bid. Asked. Georgetown Ga6 5s 107 Washington Gas Is 10O Wush. Gas. Cert. 6s 110 115 RAILROAD BONDS. _ Capital Traction 5s "lo 116 Anacostla aud Potomac 5a 1031-* City and Suburban 5a 104 Columbia R. R. 5s 101% Columbia 6s 107 109 Metropolitan 5a 108 Washington Rwy. and Elec. 4s.. 88% 89 Wash.. Alex, and Mt. Vernon 5a. 97 Potomac Electric Cons. 5s 103'i 103% MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Electric L'Bbt 3a 108?* Ill ( Nor. and Waah. Steamboat 5a.... 102 Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5a. 105% 106's Kmerson Steam Pump 6s 73 SO Wash. Market 5a. 1927 lo2% 109 Waah. Market 5a, 1947 103 110 PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 18*% ..... Washington Rwt. and Elec. com.. 434 45'i Washington Rwy. and Elec. pfd.. 91 \ 92% Wash.. Alex, and Mt. Vernon 54 Nor. and Waah. Steamboat 265 270 Waahington Gas 75% 75% Georgetown Gas 50 62^ Bell Telephone of Pa. 122 124 G. F. and Old Dominion 20 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergentbaler Linotype 210 210% Lanston Monotype 15% 13% MINING STOCKS. Greece Cananea 9% 0% NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American 170 192% Capital 203 City 152 160 Colombia 275 Commercial 174% 177% Farmers and Mechanica' 300 Lincoln 130 Metropolitan 210 220 Higgs 50O Second 133 137 Washington 312 333 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. American Security and Trust 271 280 National Savings and Truat 210 214 I'liion Trust 132% 13<i Washington Loan and Trust 207 210 United States Trust...; 10?% 112 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Home Savings 280 Merchants and Mechanics' Savings. 130 169 Union Savings 235 265 Dime Savings. 101? East Washington Savings 13 FIRE INSURANCE STOCfKS. Arlington 23 28 Commercial 3% Corcora* 70 Firemen* |i ?. ? s ? ? %*? ......... 19% 21 Franklin ,?? 60 Oermap-American ,. 267 National Union :...i 6 Potomac 33 35 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia 4 Beal Estate 90 Washington 3 4% MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Emerson Steam Pomp.... 12- 15 Merchants' Transfer and Storage. 110 Security Stor*e 200 . 350 Waahington Market 15 18% WHOLESALE HABXET REPORT. Quotations given below are for largo lots. Jobbers' prices are higher. i EGG.' ? Nearby fresh Virginia, 21 ;| west Virginia and southwest Virginia, 20. Tennessee. 19. BUTTER.?Creamery, fancy, 26Vfca27. Western firsts, 20a20%; seconds. 25a26. Process, fancy, 22a23; fair to good, 19u 20. Store-packed, fresh, 17%. CHEESE ? New York state factory, j new, large, 10al0%. POULTRY.?Chickens, spring, per lb., 20a21; hens, per lb., 15%: roosters, per lib.. 8: keats, per lb.. 12: turkeys, hens, per lb., 16%. turkeys, tome, per lb., 15;! ducks, per lb., 10. DRESSED POULTRY. ? Turkeys, per! lb.. 15al7; hens, choice, per lb.. I7al9;' roosters, per lb., 8; chickens, spring, per lb., 30a22: ducks, per lb., 10al2. VEGETABLES.?Potatoes, No. 1. per bbl., 3.00a2.23; cucumbersi per basket. 0OaT5; onions, per bbl., 2.00a2.50; cab bages. per bbl., 50a75; eggplant, per crate, 1.25a2.00; squash, per basket, 50a75: peas, per bbl.. 2.50a4.00; corn, southern, per crate, 1.123*1.50: home grown. 7 to l? doz.; string beans, home grown, per bbl., 1.50a 1.T5; lettuce, per basket, 1.25; tomatoes, home grown, per box, 2.00a4.00; radishes, per 100, 1.00: peppers. Fla., per carrier, I.00al.25; new beets, per bunch, 2a2%; newj carrots, par bunch, 3a4. GREEN FRUITS. ? Apples, new, per bbl.. l.SOaS.OO; oranges, Cat. p?r box. 9.50*3.50; grape fruit, par crate, 4.00a 5.00; pineapples, per crate. 2.00a2.75; canteloupea, per crate. 1.00a2.50r water melons, each, 20*35; blackhcrries. per qt., 0alO: peaches, per carrier, 1.60a2.75; plums, psr crate. 1.75a2.25. HAY AND STRAW ? Hay, western, No. I, 10.OOal0.5O; No. 2. 14.50al5.00; mixed, 11.00al4.00. Straw, rye, bundle, 28.00a24.00; rye, machine thrash, 15.00 *16.00; straw, wheat, per ton, 10.00a II.00; straw, oat, per ton. 10,50*11.00. SEEDS.?Alalke, per bu., 10.00al0.25: clover, per bu., 0.20*0.78; timothy, per bu., 2-15*2.28; crimson clover, 5,25a5.u0. LIVE STOCK.?Cattle, extra, per cwt., 5.5Oa0.OO; medium, per cwt.. 4.00a4.75; ordinary, per cwt., 3.00a3.50. Hogs, per cwt., gross, 8.50a7.00. Sheep, per lb., 3a 4%; lambs, spring, choice, per lb., 8; medium. 7%. Calves, choice, per lb., 7%; medium, per lb., f. WOOL AND HI DBS.?Wool, washed, free of burts, per lb., 33a35; wool, un washed. per lb., 30. Hides, green, per lb.. 11; hides, dry, per lb., 10al4; sheep, skins, green, each. 73al.l5; calfskins, green, each. 1.30al.50; dry flint hldej, per lb.. 12al5; dry salted hides, per lb., 12*14. GRAIN.?Wheat, new, per bu., 1,00a 1.20. Corn, shelled, per bu.. 84a00; car, per bbl.. 4.4Oa4.05. Oats, western, wHV|e, No. 2. per bu., 0Oa72; mixed. 02 JU. Bran, per ton. 28.00a30.00. Middling, per ton, 30.00a32.00. ? TREASURY STATEMENT. The condition *of the Treasury at the beginning of business today was as fol lom-s: Trust funds?Gold coin, f8uft.673.869; silver dollars. 11*7.426,000; silver dollars of 1890. $4.1*9.000; silver certificates out standing. ?4S7j42ti.OOO. General fund?Standing silver dollars in general f mo $4.W3,723; current liabili ties. H0.980.S19: working balance :n Treasur% office. $:;?>.890.931; in banks to credit of Treasurer of the United States,! #4?.99J^J8: subsidiary silver coin. #C6,62ft. 160; minor coin. *2.4S?.710; total balance j in general fund, fill,703,S1L 1 ON THE BATTERY. Noon Hour Finds Always Some In cident of Interest. From the New York Sob. On? of the most interesting places in the city at noontime is Battery Park. No other, place In the lower part of the city offers so attractive a half-hour outing. Not only does the sea air attract many, but there is always something Interest ing for the curious. Around the basin in which are anchored the motor boats belonging to the police department and the department of docks a crowd always gathers, watching the policemen of the harbor squad turning up their motor boats preparatory to going out on a- cruise. Now and then one of the motor boats, with four or five policemen on board, comes chugging up the river, and for a time the excitement is more intense. Last week two big yac'its too large to enter the bastn had to anchor out in the river. The visitors were transported from the large yachts into the basin by launches. A great crowd gathered around to watch the transfer of the people from the large yachts to the launches and also to see the launches enter the basin. The fireboat New Yorker, whose sta tion is near the aquarium, is always an attraction. While a gang of workmen was driving down new piles near the fireboat's station recently the boat was anchored alungside tiie department of docks' pier, with the result that soores of persons not knowing of the change inquired about her every day. . The arrival of a boatload of immi grants from Bills Island is one of the best of tho Battery's shows, a special feature being the welcome offered to many of the newcomers. A few days ago a yonng man who had just passed through the bureau on reaching the street was seized by six young women, who threw their arms around him and ' kissed him. The young man seemed much embarrassed, and the embarrass ment did not abate any when some young men in the crowd made a smacking noise with their lips. Long before the Ellis Island boat ar rives a crowd of the immigrants' friends begin* to gather In the park. Men, women and children line the sea wall and wait for the boat. When it draws near the wall the men swing their hats and hand kerchiefs, while the women pull bandanas from their heads and wave them. The immigrants on the boat return the wel come. If the immigrants are Italian there are always a number of trucks backed against the curb outside of the bureau for them. A doren or more Italians arc piled on these trucks, bag gage and all. There i? not enough room for the men to sit down, so they have to remain standing. Then another man, who acts as director or guide, gives or ders to the drivers and the trucks roll away to one of the Italian quarters. Thirteen Hanged in Constantinople CONSTANTINOPLE, July 10.?'Thir teen persons who were concerned in the recent revolution were hanged here today. They included Cherkess Mehmed, Yusuf Pasha, t.ie former commander of troops at Erzeroum, and Sheik Valedltl. The court-martial acquitted the proprietor of the Ikdam. Purvis Is Exonerated. CLEVELAND, Ohio. July 19.?James G. Purvis of Detroit, Mich., the non-union marine engineer who killed two strikers, injured one other and barely escaped with his life at the hands of strike wympa thizers, who attempted to lynch him last Saturday night, wag discharged by both the police and the county coroner today. The officials found that Purvis acted in self-defense only. Retired Philadelphian Found Dead. PHILADELPHIA. July 19.-Matthew Gill, jr., a wealthy retired iron master of this city, was found dead early today In the driveway of his country home at Radnor, near here, with a bullet wound in the head. Nearby was found a re volver, and the police are Inclined to be lieve that Mr. Gill killed himself. Mr. Gill had been in ill health for some time. He was in his room at 10:30 laet night, but when his wife went to his room at 3 a.m. today he was not there. She aroused the family, and a search resulted In the finding of his body near the house. Trial of the Michigan. Tomorrow the big battleship Michigan of 16.000 tons, the first of the American Dreadnoughts, will leave Philadelphia to comp'ete her preliminary acceptance trial. Rear Admiral McLean and the other members of the board of Inspection and survey, who accompaany the ship on her trip, left today to board the Michigan at Philadelphia tomorrow. Capt. Na thaniel R. Usher is to have command of the big ship. Paulham's Long Flight. ARRAS. France. July 10.?M. Paulham, the aeronaut, today made a cross-country flight with a Wright aeroplane from this town to Douai. He covered the twenty kilometers in twenty-two minutes. After; covering three kilometers on the return trip the rising wind forccd M. Paulham to descend, and on alighting the rudder was broken. Liverpool Grain Prices. LIVERPOOL. July 19.?Wheat?No. 2 red western, spot, winter, nominal; fu tures dull: July. 9s 6?id; September, Sd 94*d; December. 8s 5^d. Corn?Spot steady; new American mixed, via Galves ton, 08 2%d; futures, quiet; September, 8s 6>id; October. 5s 7d. Flour?Winter patents, steady. 35s 9d. Hops in London (Pacific coast), firm, ?2 10s and ?2 10s. TROLLEY SETS SIGNALS. Operated Automatically as Car Passes Over Switch. Ever since the trolley lines have been ! spreading out through the country people ! have been asking themselves why some body did not invent a signal system which would not necessitate the stop ping' of the cars at switches until ths conductor got off and changed the sema phores or lights, as thf case might be. An Indiana man answered thli by designing fcuch a system, the operation of which is shown in the illustration. The invention consists of a signal post like the usual siimal post with the signitls operated by means of a lever which passes under tue tracks. A person wishing to board the car pulls a cord or wire which swings the semaphore arm to a horizonal posi tion if it be daytime, or lights an elec tric light, if it be night. As the car passes over the switch, after taking the passenger aboard. the automatic action drops the semaphore and extinguishes the light or changes its color. . Always With CJs. 1 Front tbe Owai>? Bee. An inquirer wants to know where the liars go to. but up to date there is uo I evidence they have gone anywhero. I I ANTIQUITIES OF 6R9YB0R THREATENED DESTRUCTION 09 ELIZABETHAN ALMSHOUSES. Ancient Episcopal Palace That Lies in a Sleepy Hollow of the Venerable City. From the London Chronicle. The Intense public interest awakened in the antiquities of Croydon by the threat ened destruction of the old Elizabethan almshouses to widen the main thorough fare is now directing a stream of visitors to the surpassing treasures of its old episcopal palace, a yet more ancient foundation, lying in a sloepy hollow be low the busy roar of the modern town; almost forgotten save by the archeologist or student of local history. The mutilat ed beauty of this old palace and the ro mance of its past glories protest against the long neglect which this old manor of England's medieval and later primates has sustained at the hands of the world and its neighbors. ^ So far away as Archbishop Lant'ranc. 1070. an ecclesiastical seat wbh founded on this site, and a mandate of 1273 re veals that a great clergy house stood here, which was to be severally added to and embellished by a Ionic succession of reigning prelates and cardinals until the year 1752, when Archbishop Herring wrote: "I love this old house and am amtisiag myself with its history, for the hou*c is not one hut mostly an aggre gate of buildings of different tastes and ages." The Banquet Hall. Dominating the rambling body of the old palace, superb even in its dismantled grandeur, is the great banqueting hall, a noble structure of flint and stone, fifty six feet long, thirty-el (flit feet broad, soaring up>ward In the beautiful old roof of open timber perpendicular chestnut to a height in its dusky recesses of ninety feet. Round the walls of thla chamber, on a series of stone corbels, are angels Waring the arms of the Archbishops of Canterbury, among which are those of Laud, Whltgift and Parker. Regal hospi talities have been dispensed in this great hall to ambassadors, envoys, nobles and scholars?hither came at three different epochs of her life the imperial Eliza beth, bearing in her train the greatest names of the Tudor Renaissance. Bur leigh, Hunsdon. Walslngham, Leicester. Christopher Hatton and the lovely Fran ces Howard have all made this old palace resound and glitter with their gaiety, in trigue and fascination. Tragic issues have nevertheless been wrought out In the great hall; here Cran mer interrogated that "learned and ex cellent John Fryth" and condemned him to suffer martyrdom at Smithfleld, July 4, 1533. The Guard Chamber. To the west of the banqueting hall the next great room of Croydon Palace Is the guard chamber, conspicuous for Its lovely oriel window, looking down Into a tiny slumberous courtyard, green with moss and lichen. At one time this room was occupied by the guards of the captive Duke of Rothesay, after ward King James I of Scotland, who m-as transferred to Croydon from the bleaker air and more rigorous confine ment of Pevensey Castle. Archbishop Juxon, who accompanied Charles I on the scaffold, accomplished much of the later embellishments of this apartment, which Is believed to have been origi nally built by Archbishop Arundel (1397-HU). A dark, quaint sixteenth-century gal lery connects this portion of the old palace with an exquisite little Tudor chapel, lit by seven windows of plain lancet-shaped lights and adorned by a perforated oak screen emblazoned with the arms of the arch I episcopal see, im paling those of the famous and unfor tunate Laud. The wooden roof slopes to the southwest corner, where is sti'I preserved Queen Elizabeth's pew, nne of the most interesting features of the ancient establishment. It forms a tiny kind of triangular gallery carved In the renaissance style, and has a low-pitched retiring room behind it. leading off to another vast room known . as tho queen's bedchamber. This chapel has seen the consecration of no fewer thin eight bishops within its walls. B^ieath the chapel and running to the rear of the old buildings lies an , anonymous cluster of dungeons, celts I and offices whose secrets can never now be penetrated by the mind of man. though tradition says both Lollards and political offenders have pined within their narrow compass. Shorn of the dove-cots, gardens and orchards which once formed part of this ancient mes suage, Croydon Palace possesses yet a wealth of unexplolted beauty and a potency of historic appeal which wait repay the homage of a pious pllrfMy | mage. . ? ' SHARE FOR TXNCLE SAX. Chinese Railway Loan Likely to Increased. In settling whether the $27,500,000 Chinese loan shall be divided wo aa to include the United States, it is now pro posed that the loan shall be increased *o that Germany, England and France shall obtain its original amount, the United States to be allotted a like sum. Originally the loan was fixed at $15. 000,000. for issue in England. When Ger many and France came ip It was decided to Increase it to $27,500,000. England would not concedc her right to the agreement and divide the $15,000,000 with the other two countries, as then she would have obtained but $5,000,000. With the sum at the present figure England obtains approximately 19,000. 000 of the total. If the new proposition is agreed to, which now seems likely, each of the four would obtain $9,000. 000, the sum to be increased to $36,000, 000. The Hind's Power. From tho Philadelphia Bulletin. "Zola," said a jteyehelogist, "once wrote in a lady's album that hts favorite amuse ment was writing and his favorite wish a sudden death. Zola died suddenly. "And it is a strange thing," said the psychologist, "that those who prefer a sudden death usually have their prefer ence gratified. It is one of those things which go to show the mind's mysterious power. Who knows but it is this very desire for death, quick, painless, mid read ed, which actually causes that happy kind of death? The mind, you know, has a power that we have only Just begun to understand." His Vacation Off. Frsm the (it. Louis Poet-Dispateb. i' "Aren't you taking a vacation this sum mer?" "No." "Didn't you ask for one?" "Yes." "Wouldn't they give it to you? ' "That's what's the matter. They were so much more enthusiastic about It than I was that I grew a little suspicious." "Do you look for news of Howard's hunting trip in the sporting column?" "No. in the obituaries."?Life. ITHAJTCIAL. THE DISTRICT TITt-R INSI'JIANCK COM peny.?At a meeting of the board of trustees of the Wstrlet Title Insurance Company held on Thursday. July 16, 1906. the regular semi annual dividend of S per cant and an extra di vidend of 1 per cent, payable out ot the earn* Ings of the company for the si* months ending June 80. 1909, was declared, payable after July ?31, 1909. The books for tbe transfer of a took will i?e closed from July 22, 1909, to Jsly si, 1909. lacludve. GBOROB H. O'CONNOR, Seer* tsry and Treasurer. ' THE WASHINGTON TITLE INHTOAJiCB COM I pany.-At " meeting of tho hoard of tranter* the Washington Title Insurance Company held on Thursday. July 15. 1900. the rugvlar semi annual dividend of 3 per rent and an ejtra di vidend of 1 per cent, payable out of the earn ings of the company for tbe six mouths endiu* June jnos, was dectared. payable after July 31. 1909. Tbe books for tho transfer of ptoek will be closed from July 22. 1909, July 31. 1POO. inclusive. OE0KGE H. O'CONNOR. Sec I retary and Treasurer. Jyl7-3t Under U. 8 Traaeury Supervision. A Think of the Future. Stop and consider! While you are young and strong and active your services are in demand. But you are surely approaching the time when your place will be taken by a younger and more active person. A little saved hr.re and there will ? provide tor that day and form the stepping stones to fortune. Don't wait too long! We pay 3% Interest on Savings Accounts. HOME SAVING: BANK,, 7th and Mass. Ave. N.W. Branches: 7th and H Sts. N.E. 436 7th St. S.W. ris-tf 1P ? <S Capital and Korplna. $2,700,000 Raaonrcaa Otor $13.0JO, 000 In Any Foreign Country Visited ?while abroad you will find the Travelers' Checks or Letters of Credit issued by this bank a safe and readily available form of currency. flTConfer with us before your departure. National BANK, PJ5XN. AVE. OPPOSITE U. 8. TREASURY. Jyl9-m.w,f.40 Capital and Surplus, td.500.00t. ? ?? ) 1 ? ? ' ? RAVELERS' Checks and Letters of Cred= it Issued ?available in all parts of the world. ?Commercial Credits is sued 011 various foreign countries. Foreign Money bought and sold at current rata*. International Bqnk'ng Corporation, 1414 F St. Uptown Branch. 1126 Conn. ave. Downtown Branch. Center Markat. s Orgautaed 1802. Aaseta WTO,*8.00. ENTERPRISE | Serial Building Association. * OFFICKBtf. DIRECTORS. f: FB2U ft , [ PiesldeBt. J y Connelly, i I Bernard T.eoaard. J T- Crojtley. Vlcc president. .Maurice Fitzgerald. N. H. Sfcoa. P \ "??D Treacurer. * jK.aM.' * Jamea F. fthea, F. T?. MVAulMTe. :,r Secretary. Robert O'Neill. !:: M. J. Colbert Kdward 1. Qnlcu. ; Attorney. Jamea Tool*. ! Twenty-accoDd aeries of atoek bow . , for subscription. Share* of stock, $1.06 * each, payable monthly. orricE: 643 Louisiana Ave. N.W. J/ll-#o.tf,40 The Safest Investments Ar? ?hoo* that do not fuctaata darta* di? far bed condition* of the taoaey or ?t?vt market*. Fttat deed of truat aotea (txrl mortfapn). well aecored vtt ret! eatatela ft* SMatrlct of Colombia, ponatltuto "tilt M#e" Inreatra^itB. They do aot d*per<l aeon the fin*octal reaponaihUTty of in drrldaals or corporation for their ctabUlir aod are exempt from taxation aa personal property. We can supply roefc isveat ?ucata In amooata from PW upward rtend for booklet. "CoocarolB* Loans aod InTeatmeota." Swartz?8S, Rheem & Hensey Co., 737 1STH ST. N.W. t ocl6-d.oSa.S0 Harriman & Co. NEW YORK Bankers Members New York Stock Exchange Colorado Building ' * * . ? Phones Main 1603*1604*1605. G. B. CHIPMAN, Manager. E. F. CAVERLY. Assistant Manaftr. IMS 8 ST. ?