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Washington; New York; London. r HEINE ^OPENING Sellers on New York Market Force Prices Down. PRESS ON LEADING ISSUES / Harriman Stocks and Some Bail way i Object of Attack. SLIGHT BALLY AFTER MIDDAY Heaviness and Indecision of Satur day Duplicated Today-?Small Changes Before Closing. NEW YORK, January 15.?An active selling movement was begun at the open ing of the stock market today, and prices yielded sharply. Pressure was directed particularly against the Harriman stocks, and Union Pacific and Southern Pacific lost Norfolk and Western and West ern Union also fell back and Atchi son. Erie, Reading. United States Steel and Amalgamated Copper H. Slight recoveries were succeeded by an other fall In prices, In wh.ch the list av eraged lower than at the outset. HarTi man issues were a point lower, and St. Paul nearly as much, the latter touching 106*4. Weak on Specific Influences. Various specialties were weak on spe cific Influences. American Locomotive lost 1% and Amalgamated Copper. Utah Copper, General Electric and Western Union 1. A subsequent rally in Read ing from 13194 to 153 caused a slight re covery elsewhere. . Stocks were purchased on a liberal ?.-a!e for an Interval after midday, and there were rallies of a point or more "ronj the lowest In some of the issues that had displayed earlier heaviness. St. Paul. Union Pacific. United States Steel and \maltamated Copper were conspicuous ,n the recovery. Prices of the more active nocks ruled a fraction above Saturdays ? losing. Reading and Lehigh Valley made notable progress upward. Reading sold lr,? shove last week's close and Lehlgn v alley Hi Dominant Features Duplicated. The hesitation and underlying heaviness ot the stock market during most of last week were Its dominant features again today. The bidding up of special stocks at times relieved the heaviness of tbe list, but the tendency during the morn' ing was downward. Important specula tive Interests were credited with selling the market. ? The coppers. Harriman shares. 8t. Paul and United States Steel were classed as the weakest of the prominent Issues. jH>?ding surrendered Its gain when the second selling movement started, after 11 o'clock. Aggressive Soiling Stimulated^ The persistence with which certain rail road Issues were sold on all rallies, not ably Uskm Pacific, stimulated aggressive selling by the floor professionals. Coal stocks fluctuated In mystifying fashion, hut the extreme range in Lehigh Valley and Reading was narrower than hereto fore. Absorption of Reading was re sumed after an interval of heaviness, and when It climbed again to 152% moderate recoveries ensued elsewhere. Selling orders were distributed around the high prices and the list reacted sharp ly and became dull. Reading and Le high Valley receded a point Bonds were irregular. COTTON MARKETS. SEW YOU. NEW YORK, January 13.?Cotton fu tures opened flrm; January, 0 43; March. &30; May, 9-77; June, 9.84; July, 9.88; a ember, 9.92; October. 9.96; November -ed. 9.86; December, 10.00. The market opened flrm at an advance of 4 to 13 points this morning in line with higher Liverpool cables and on expecta tions that British labor troubles will be settled today. Offerings wsre heavy on the advance with many recent buyers evidently disposed to take profits, and the market reacted 7 or 8 points on the aotive months- right after the call, but there was continued support from trade 3c?urces as well as further covering and tJle market late In the first hour held from 2 or 3 points above the closing fig ures of Saturday. Advices from New l-lngland mill circles indicated no im provement in the labor situation and while the weather was better In the south buyers were encouraged by reports of a better demand from Bombay for low grades. Trading was moderately active. The market was nervous and unsettled ?hiring the entire morning, with prices gradually working off to a net decline of tar. points, or some 12 to 17 points below the opening figures, under scattered real izing and selling for a reaction, which was encouraged by the rapidity of the recent advance and expectations of a heavier movement following better weath er in the south. Prices at midday were a couple of points up from the lowest on covering. Spot?Quiet; middling uplands, . 9.65; nominal. Rstlfnated receipts at all the ports to day. 65.000 hales, against 50.401 last nrck and 36.605 last year. For the week. :n?XOOO bales, against 354.2K0 last week and 223.795 last year. Today's receipts at (ialveston, 10,470 bales, against 12, t?72 last year; at New Orleans, 4,700 bales, against 11,219 last year, and at Hous ton. 11,710 bales, against 15,378 last year. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL. January 15.?Closing: Cot ton-Spot good business done; prices two points higher; American middling fair, ?irift; good middling, 5.67; middling, 5.41; low middling. 5.17; good ordinary, 4.91; ordinary. 4-Mi. The sides of the day were 10.000 bales, of which 1,000 were for speculation and export, and included 9.700 American. Receipts, 4500 bales, all American Futures opened steady and closed steady. January, 5.20; January February. 5.25; February-March, 5.274; March-April. 29*; Anrtl-May, 5.314; May*June. 5.334; June-July, 6354; July August. 5.37V. August-September. 5.37; September-October, 5 354; October-No vember, 5.35; November-December. 5.35; December-January, 5.80; January-Feb ruary. 3-804. JURY QUICKLY DRAWN. s First Twelve Men Called Accepted in Xurder Case. Tbe first twelve men called Into the jury box tn Criminal Court No. 1, be fore Justice Anderson, were accepted today to decide the fate of Colbert Jackson, colored, indicted 1 for second degree murder la connection with the death of Tucker Thornton, also col ored, September O last." The men were employed In a stable, and it is charged that August 25 Jack son hit Thornton twice on the head with a billet of wood about two or three feet long, and that the latter died about a fortnight later. Physi cians testified that death was the re sult of the blows. The defense claimed justifiable homi cide in self-defense. Jackson says a dispute arose and after Thornton had struck him he used the wood to ward off a second attack. Assistant United States Attorney Procter conducted the proeecutlon. The defense was represented by Attorneys H. Ar Msgarfty and M. M. Doyle.. NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. ky print* wtot Open. Bilk. I**- Oh*. Ana). Cooper. 644 64J s 634 644 Allis-Chalmbers com 111 Am. Af. Cbem. com. 61 614 604 Am. Beet Sq.com... 564 564 564 American Can com.. 114 114 114 American Can pfd.. 924 924 91% Am. Car 4F.com.. 53 53 52% Am.Cbr4P.pfd... 1164 1164 1164 1164 Am. Cotton Oil com. 464 464 464 464 | American loe 184 184 184 Am. Unseed pfd.... 324 324 324 Am. Loco. coo..... 34 34 334 Am. Loco, pfd 103 103 103 Amer. Malt com.... 54 54 54 American Malt pfd.. 444 45 444 Am. Sin. 4 Ref. com. 704 704 694 Am. 8m. 4 Ref. pfd. 1024 1024 1024 1024 Am. Tele. 4 Tele*.1414 1414 1404 1404 Am. Tobacco pfd... 1024 1034 1024 1034 Am.Tobacc<>newpfd. 1014 1014 1014 1014 Am.Tobacco pfd. cert 103 1034 103 1034 Am. Writing Paper.. 254 254 254 254 Anaconda Copper... 364 364 354 354 A.. T. 4 SanF.com. 105 1054 1044 105 A., T. 4 Santa F.pfd. 1024 1024 1024 1024 Atlantic Coast Una. 1334 1334 1334 1334 Baldwin Loco. Co.pfd 1034 1034 1034 1034 Balto. 4 Ohio oom.. 1034 1034 1034 1034 Beth.Steel pfd..... 004 604 604 Brook. Rap. Tran 78 784 78 Canadian Pacific... 2284 229 228^5 2284 Cent Leather com.. 19 194 19 19?? Cent. Leather pfd... 87 87 87 87 Ches.40hio R. R.. 72 724 72 724 Chi.Gr. West'ncom. 18 18 18 18 Ch.4Gr. West pfd.. 354 354 354 354 CtM.4StP.com. 1074 108 1054 1074 Chino Copper 254 254 25 25 Col. Sou. 1st pfd.... 754 754 754 7541 Con. Gas N. Y 1404 142 1404 1414 Corn Products com.. 104 104 104 1041 Corn Products pfd.. 78 78 78 78 Del,Lack.4 West. 542 542 542 542 Den. 4 RioQ.com.. 21 21 21 21 DistSecurities..... 31 31 31 31 D., S. S. 4 AtRy.pfd 17 17 17 17 ErieR.fi.com 304 304 304 30*4 ErieR.fi. 1st pfd... 51 514 51- 514 General Eieotric,... 1584 159 1584 1584 Gen- Motors Co- com- 34 34 34 34 Gen. Motors Co-pfd. 764 764 76 Goldfield Con. Min.. 44 44 44 Great Northern pfd. 126 1264 126 Great Northern On. 40 40 394 Illinois Central fi.fi. 1394 1394 1394 1394 xlnt Harvester conv 108 108 1074 1074 lnUr.Mer.Ma.pfd. 22 22 22 22 Inter. Metro, coo... 174 174 174 174 later.Metro,pfd... 554 56 55 55 Inter-Metro Ext- ? ? ? 534 534 534 534 lot Stm. Pump.com. 304 304 304 304 j IntSbn.Pump.pfd. 82 82 82 82 Jersey Central R. R. 3194 3194 3194 3194 Kao.QtySou.com. 274 274 27 27 Kan.Gty8ou.pfd.. 634 634 634 634 Lacka.Staeloom.... 304 304 304 304 Ladede Gas, St L.. 1064 1064 1064 1064 LefaighVaIleyR.fi.. 1844 1854 1834 1854 Liggett 4 Myers aom. 1564 1564 1564 1564] Lig|ett4Myerspfd- 1094 107 1064 107 LorillanlGo.ooa... 1704 171 1704 171 LoribrdOa. pfd...* 1094 1104 1094 1104; Mackay Co. oom... 784 784 784 784 Mexican Cent cert.. 354 354 344 3441 Miami Copper Co." 24 24 25 23 M.^PAS&Mxom- 131 131 131 131 MvSt-P-4 8?-M-pfd. 149 149 149 149 Mo., Kaa.4T.com. 284 284 28 28 Missovi Paeifio.... 394 394 394 3941 National Lead com.. 53 53 524 524 Ner. Coo. Copper... 194 194 194 194 Norfolk 4 Western.. 1004 1094 10891 1084 Norf. 4 Western pfd. 91 91 * 91 91 NortlMrn Paafio.... 1154 1154 1154 1154 N. Y. Central 8. R.. 1064 107 1064 107 Pacific Tek. 4 Teieg. 494 494 494 494 PaonayHrania R. fi.. 123 123 123 123 topics'Oat Chi... 105 1054 105 1054 j Pittsburgh Coal oom. 184 184 184 184 Pressed 3t Car com. 324 324 324 324 fiy. St Springs oom. 304 304 304 304 Ray ConaoL Copper- 174 174 174 174 Reading EL Room.. 152 1534 1514 1524 Reading Rit 1st pfd 914 914 914 914 Beading RiL 2d pfd. 954 954 954 Rook Island pf4.... 504 514 50 Seanhfioebuck oom. 1404 1404 140 StLouis4SanF.com 24 24 24 South'n Pacific? it rt 1094 1094 1094 Southern fiwy. oom. 28 284 28 Southern Rwy. pfd.. ^0 70 694 TsxasPacificR.fi.. 214 214 214 Tennessee Copper.. 374 38 374 Third Ave- w.i 474 484 474 Undurwoodcom.... 102 102 102 Union Pacific com.. 1664 1674 166 Union Pacific pfd... 92 92 92 UitIn.Co.3J?. pfd.. 59 59 59 xU.S. Rubber cool. 474 474 474 U.S. Steal com..... 66 664 654 U.S.Steel pfd 1104 1104 1104 Utah Copper 554 554 554 Va.-Car.Chem.com. 53 53 53 Va.-CW. Cbem. pfd. 1214 1214 1214 1214 Western Unioo fei.. 83 834 824 83 Westingbouse Eleo.. 734 734 73 733 xEx dlv.?du Pont De Nemours Powder Co. pfd., IV. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Chi cago tk St. Ixjuls com.. 1%. and preferred, of same Btook, 1%; Pittsburgh Coal pfd., 1?4; Western Maryland R R. pfd., 1; U. 8. Rubber com., 1? first pref., 2 and second pre*.. IV International Harvester com., 7. and preferred of same 7. 0A14BS TODAY. ? Salea to 11 139,800 12m 216,800 lp-m 296*103 2p>m 339.0JJ CallMoosy 24 24 24 24] BONDS. Amer. Tobaoco 4s... 934 934 934 934 Amer. Tobacco 6s... 1194 12>4 1194 1204 Atchfcm4sl9a0.... 1004 1004 1004 1004 Ateh.Coo.4s 1064 1064 1064 1064 Atchiaoafaoeral4s- ? 994 994 994 994 Atek.Coo.5s 1074 1074 1074 1074 B.40.Gen. 4s..... 984 984 984 B.R.T.Coo.4s.... 85 854 85 C,B.4Q.Joi0t4i. 974 974 974 C.&.L4P.4s.... 724 724 724 Intsr. Metro. 44s- ? 82 82 814 Nor. Pae. P- L. 4a.. 994 100 994 100 Pa. Coo. 34* 1915. 974 974.97 >>7 Pa CM. 4* 1948... 1034 1084 1034 1034 Sootbaro fiwy 4s... 79 79 784 784 Southern Rwy. 5a... IQ74 1074 1074 1074 Un.PaeiAoCoa.4s.. 1004 1004 1004 1004 U.&M*2d5s.... 102 1084 102 BALTIMORE. special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md.. January 15. Wheat?Steady; spot contract, 96M; spot Na 2 red western, SOU; January, 90V February, 07%; March. 1.00; steamer No. 2 red. 01V Corn?Firm: spot contract, OB; January, 00%: February, ?*HaOS%; March. 08%; re ceipts, W.963 bushels. Oata?Steady; No. 2 white. MU; standard white, 5teMV No. 3 white, 53'fca54; re ceipts, 2J02 bushels. Rye?Steady No. 2 western domaotlo, l.OOal.Ol: receipts, 21108 buahala. Hay?Steady; No. % timothy, 24.00 Mo. 1 clover mixed, 2100 LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS At the meeting today of the local stock exchange the traction stock? sold on a lower level than was the case Saturday, with the exception of Wash ington Railway and Electric common, which sold on a range of from 59% to 60. Saturday the range was from 57% to 59. Odd lota of Capital Traction' stock sold from 124% to 128%. while at the close the bid f6r twenty-five shares was a20 and the asking Pri^e compared with 123 bid and 11.4% askea Saturday. Washington Railway and Electric preferred stock sold on a range of from 88% to 88%, with 88% bid at the close and 88% asked, as compared with ov* bid and 88% asked Saturday. Gas stock, which was dealt in with out the dividend of S1.2U per t-hare, sold from 88 to 87. with the bid at the close at t><% and the "king price 87%. Saturday the bid, with the dividend on the stock, was 90%, with the aBking price 90%. . The decline was a continuation of tne movement which began Saturday, an is attributed by the current gossip to the fact that the proxies received for the annual election of directors of th company give the control to the pres ent management. It is now said the present board of directors will be re elected, with the -ossible change of placing on the board Daniel Fraser in place of R H. cioldsborough. Washington Stock Exchangt. Sale- -Regular cal* 12 o'clock noon-Potomac Electric Con*. 5a. Wj00? t 124 2 at Capital Traction, 2 ?t 124%, 1 at 124. * 41 ISaS*?. K SfAT..*? " 8 ,t ?l JO at 88*. 20 at 88%, 23 at 88%. tjO at 88%. *2 at 88%. 100 at 88%. WiwDgton Gas, 26 at 88, ? . am Mergentbaler Linotype. 10 at 223, - at 223, 10 at 223%, ? at 22SH. 5 ?l ^g^ Arlington Insurance. 6 at 15%. Columbia Title, 83 at 4*. ? . ?i After call?Capital Traction 11,000 at 110%. 31,000 at 110%. 33.000 at 110%. fcasblngton Gas. 100 at 87. ? Washington Rwy. awl Elec. com., 25 atw%? 200 at 60, 100 at 60, 140 at 00, 2o at b0, 40 at 60. government bonds. Bid U. 8. regiatered U. S. coupon jw IT. S. registered }?J. U. 3. coupon u. s. registered JJ|U U. S. coupon "*?? OAS BONDS. Georgetown Oaa 5a...... 110% Washington Gaa Ga iwy? 4-*V7? RAILROAD BONDS. Capital Traction ??? City and Suburban 5? "?% Columbia Columbia Via Metropolitan 5? v.i.' uu Washington Rwy. and Elec. 4a... 86% ??% Wash.. Alex, and Mt. \ernon 5a. 90 miscellaneous bonds. Potomac Electric Cona. 5a. 101 w* Potomac Electric Light A*??????? JzT*1 ,aTt? Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5?. 104 Emerson Steam Pump #?????????? .!? 1(Hii Nor. and Waah. Steamboat 3a... 1*4 104% Rlgga Realty 5a lUl'lLLi ?? PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction ?????????? ? ?? Washington Rwy. and Elec. com.. 69 Washington Rwy. and tlec. pfd.. 88V* Washington-Virginia Rwy. c<> ta. - ? 46 . WaaWngton-VlrglnIa Rwj. pfd... 65 TO Nor. and Waab. Steamboat 210 230 Washington Ga* ?*% s,? Georgetown Gas JS Amer. Tel. and Telga...... 14J? Great Falla and Old Dominion... 120 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS Mergentbaler Linotype 223% 2?% Lanaton Monotype v* MINING STOCK. Qreeue Cananea ? NATIONAL BANK STOCKS iS* i? District ?jj 184 Farmera and Mechanics 250 .... Lincoln ..Jg Metropolitan 575 5? Washington 852 TRU8T COMPANY STOCKS. American Security and -I"?*1"" IS National Savings and Trust 240 ?? Vain Tmat AT; Washington Loan and Treat United States Tmat 118 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Citizen* Savings ?> 19 BS?T? airiiii i *g" Union Savings ?0 Bank of Commerce... "g Raat Washington Savings 14% ? ?? Provident Savings ' ? FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington J?* " Fireman a ??*??? o? ??? Franklin ?1 M German-American "J National Union * "-V" Potomac ? _J~~ TITLE INSURANCE STOCK8. Colombia J:'* Real Estate ? J MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapln-Sac*? ..... *? Emeraon Steam Pomp 8 25 Graphopbona com * Graphophone pfd. ? ??? ????; .!!* Merchants' Transfer and Storage 116 Security Storage Waahlngton Market " FOREIGN BANKS. * PARIS, January 15.?Closing: Three per cent rentes, 95 francs 45 centimes for the account, exchange on London, 25 francs 21% centimes for checks. Private discount rate. 3% per cent. BERLIN. January 15.?Exchange on London, 20 marks SO pfennigs for checks. Money, 2% per cent. Private dlscouot rate. 3% per cent. LONDON STOCK MARKET. LONDON, January 15.?American se curities opened steady and a fraction higher today. Realising caused a re action during the forenoon, and at noon the market was weak with prices rang ing from % above to % below Saturday's New York closing. ? New York offerings caused another set bark In the afternoon, and the closing was easy, with prices near the lowest point of the day. London Closing Stocks. LONDON, January 13. Console for money ' 77 Console for account..s. . Amalgamated Copper Anaconda Atchison 107% Atchison pfd: 104% Baltimore and Ohio 109% Canadian Pacific 284% Chesapeake and Ohio 74 Chicago Great Western 18% Chicago. Milwaukee and 8t. Paul 109-*. De Beera ....; ?. Denver and Rio Grande 22 Denver and Rio Grande pfd 45 Eric 3i% Erie 1st pM ? 52% Erie ad pfd 43% Grand Trunk 23% Illinois Central 143W Louisville and Naahvllle i.v% Missouri, Kanaaa and Texas 2*% New York Central 109% Norfolk and Western 112 Norfolk and Western pfd 92 Ontario and Western 3?V Pennsylvania e.-U Rand Mlnea Reading Southern Railway Southern Railway pfd Southern Pacific Union Pacific 171' Union PaclSe pfd Ml United 8tatos Steel.... g7V jUnlted^Statea Steel pM 113f Wabash pM. M!!!.',' 1J* Bar stiver steady, 25 S-16d per ouaee. Money, lal% per cent. The rate or discount Is the open market for short bills to t% per cent. The rate ot disco?nt Is the open market for three-month bills to per cent. CHICAGO CATTLE. CHICAGO. January 15.?Cattla-Re oelptK, 17,000 head; market generally lOc higher; beeves, 4.7Ba8.0O; Texas stee s 4.30a5.00; western steers, 4.75a7.25; stock ers and feeders, 3.80a5.90; cows sad heif ers, 2.00*0.70; calves. 6.50a0.50. Hogs?Receipts, 80.000 head: market Slow 5c higher; light. 5.90*6.SO: mixed, S.10a8.4S; heavy, ul0a?.47%; rough. SlOa 8.30; pigs, 4 80a5.CO; bulk of sales, 6.25a 0.40. Sheep?Reoeipts, 20.000 head; market strong, generally 100^ higher; native, strong, generally loc, nigner; native, S.Mpi&00; western, 3.0Bs5.00; yearling 5.38a8.25; lambs, native, 4.80a7.40; west rern. 5.25a7.40. | ARMY?NAVY J Army Orders. By direction of the President. Brig. Gen. Albert L. Mills la detailed as a member of the general staff corps- He will repair to this city and report in per son to the chief of staff for duty. By direction of the President, a^ upon the application of First Sergt. William Dorr, Troop U 2d Cavalry, that soldier will be placed upon the retired list Private Homer W. Paxton, Hospital Corps, Walter Reed ?2X?l will be sent to the Army Medical School, this city, for temporary duty. Capt Frank B. Hawkins. 20th Infantiy, la relieved from duty at Fort Slocum, ?? Y.. and will join his company. ?nti By direction of the President, and upon the application of Sergt. James Conw*y. general service. Infantry, that soldier will be placed upon the retired list. The following-named officers or xne Coast Artillery Corpe will report for ex amination to determine their fitness tor promotion: Capts. William E. eel I us G. Splnks. Albert G. Jenkins, Rob ert E. Wylle, William Forse and Jacob c. Johnson. Naval Orders. Lieut. (Junior grade) W. E. Madden, to Naval Hospital. Las Animas. Col., for treatment. Ensign B. B. Taylor, when dis charged treatment Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C., to home and wait orders. Midshipman M. M. Fenner, to New Hampshire. Midshipman M. K. Goodridge, from Rhode island and wait orders. Assistant Paymaster O. D. Conger, from Naval Academy, Annapolis, Ma., and resignation accepted to take ef fect February 21, 1912. Chief Machinist M. A. Thormahlen. from naval station. Guam, to home and wait orders. Machinist H. Champeno, from navy yard, Norfolk, Va., to naval station, Guam. ' _ _ Paymaster's Clerk M. P. Coombs, ap pointment revoked. Marine Corps Orders. Paymaster's Clerk L. W. Wright, from paymaster's department, Wash ington, to office of assistant paymaster, San Francisco. First Lieut. John Potts, fourteen days' extension of leave. Second Lieut. A. McC. Bobbins, from United States ship North Dakota to marine barracks. New York. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. - , CHICAGO. CHICAGO, January 15.?Lightness of world's shipments gave the wheat mar ket today a firm tone. Promise of more seasonable temperatures In the United States tended, however, to restrain any undue enthusiasm of bulls. The opening was a shade to ftaft higher. May started at 1.00 to 1.00ft, the same change from Saturday night as the market considered as a whole. After a reaction to 00% the price rallied to 1.00a 1.00ft. Belief that a large number of traders had been waiting for a break to buy corn cheap made that cereal exhibit strength. May opened 1-16 to ft&ft up at to 65 and rose to 05ft. Although firm at the outset* oats eased off on account of sell* lng by a leading warehouse. May started a shade to ft higher at 40fta48ft to 40ft and gradually worked down to 40. A light run of hogs here put backbone Into the provisions market. Initial sales were unchanged to 7ft higher, with May delivery 10.35 for pork, 0.00 for lard and 8.80 to 8.82ft for ribs. HEW Y0BX, NEW YORK, - January 15.?Flour Steady. with a moderate demand. Wheat?Firm; cables and prospects for a substantial decrease In today's visible resulted in a slight opening advance in wheat which, however, was soon lost ow ing to lack of outside support. May, 1.0815-16al.04ft. ~ ? Pork?Steady. .Beef?Firm. Lard?Steady. * Raw sugar?Steady; muscovado, j? test, 3.02; centrifugal, 00 test, 4.42; mo lasses, 80 test, 3.07; refined quiet Petroleum?Steady. Molasses?Steady. Hay?Steady. Hides?Steady. Leather?Firm. Poultry?Dressed flrm; western chick ens, I3ftal9; fowls, HalTft; turkeys, 12a 21ft. Butter?Firm; receipts, 5,140 packages; creamery specials, 41; extras, 40; (1 ret, 36a38; seconds, 32a34; thirds, 29a80; creamery held specials, 37fta38; extras, 38a37; first, 33aS5; seconds, 91a32; thirds, 28ad0; state dairy tubs finest, 37a38; good to prime, 32a80; common to fair, 24a80; process specials, 28; extras, 26a27; first, 25a25ft; seconds, 23a24; factory current make first, 23fta24; seconds, 22ftaZt; packing stock held, 22fta23; packing stock current-make No. 2, 22; packing stock No. 3, 20a21. Cheese?Firm; receipts, 000 boxes; state whole milk fall and earlier specials, 17; do. average fancy, 16ftalW4; state whole milk winter made specials, 10ft; do. average fancy, 18; state whole milk, under grades, 14ftal6; daisies fall and earlier .best, 17; skims, 7ftal4ft. Eggs?Quiet; receipts. 4,800 casM; fresh gathered extras, 37a38; extra first, 30; ttrst, seconds, 32a?4: thirds and rarer, 25a31; fresh gathered dirties. No. 26; No. 2, 22a25; fresh gathered checks prime, 22a23; poor to fair, 18a21; retrlK erator special marks fancy, 28ft; first, 2? a20; seconds, 26fta27ft; thirds, 2la20; poor, 17a22; d rtles, 17a2?* state, nearby and Pennsylvania, white, large, nem laid. 40; selected* wnlte, fair to good. 86a30; nearby small white, 33; western gathered whites, S5a38; state, Pennsylvania and nearby hennery browns, 37e38; do. gathered brown and mixed colors, 33a36. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL* "January 15?Closing: Wheat-Spot steady; No. 2 Manitoba. 8s 3ftd; No. 3 Manitoba, 7s Iftd; figures easy; March, 7s 0ftd; May, 7s 4ftd; July, 7s 4Ud. Corn?Spot American mixed new quiet, 5s lOd; American mixed old ?teady, 6s 8d; futures, strong; January. 5s lOd; Feb CRUISER ON 7HE WAY TO COAST OF ECUADOR Warship to Aid in Guarding American Interests, in the Republic. Relief from the monotony of merely watching developments in the Ecua doran revolution was presented to Capt. Bertolette. commanding the United States gunboat Yorktown, when two Americans employed on the American-owned railway In Ecuador were arrested for refusing to run a train for the revolutionists, capt. Bertolette requested the release of the men, and that was enough. They were dismissed from custody. Satisfactory Conditions Voted. The situation at Guayaquil is reported to be satisfactory by Consul General Die trich, at Guayaquil. IS hU advices to the State Department, received today, he confirms the report of the fighting around Hiugra, from which place the women and children were safely removed several days before the battle, by direction df Capt. Bertolette. In that engagement the rebels lost several hundred of their followers and retreated to Yaguachl, near Guaya quil. The reports Indicate that Gen. Flavlo Alfaro has left the rebel city and has gone to direct the course of the revolu tionary forces. American Cruiser on Way. The armored cruiser Maryland, which was detached from the Psciflc fleet under sealed orders. Is speeding toward Guaya 8g >S!&J"5SS2S? Ecuador during the rebellion. MR. JOHNSON APOLOGIZES FOR WORDS IN HOUSE Expresses His Regret for Re marks-Directed at Mr. - Madden. The row on the floor of the House Sat urday afternoon between Representative Johnson of Kentucky, chairman of the House District committee, and Represent ative Madden of Illinois was amicably settled today. Mr. Johnson apologised to Mr. Madden in a public statement on the floor Immediately after the House met, and secured unanimous consent that the record be corrected so that it will not contain tbe somewhat unparliamen tary language that passed between the two men. Chairman Johnson explained to the House that it was his Intention to have the Record corrected Saturday night Representative' Hardwick of Georgia had suggested, Mr. Johnson said, that he and Mr. Madden tone down their remarks. He thought that Mr. Hardwick would attend to It for him and as a result the Record came out with the wordy war transcribed in fulL "I regret the whole occurrence," said Mr. Jonnson, "and I am here to do that which is ordinarily more difficult to do than to take redress, well administered, for provoking words used. If I hesitated in the least to do that which I now do, I would do nothing. Blames Himself for Incident. "I do not wish in the least to exculpate myself by alleging provocation by the gentleman from Illinois, but Instead to blame myself for the unseemly inci dent and to express to Mr. Madden my real appreciation for his later forbear ence. "I have always held the gentleman in high esteem. Now I esteem him more than ever. He is too thoughtful to injure himself and too magnanimous to permit another with whom he is in dispute to hurt himself under the influence of tem per. "It Is my purpose to apologise most genuinely to the gentlemen for what 1 said both in the colloquy and afterward, and if I have not done so completely I ask our mutual friend, the gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Hardwick, to tell me what further to do to make amends. "It may not be out of place for me to say here that too many harsh things are said on the floor of the House. When said, they should be seriously noticed or not noticed at all. The latter, of course, is better. I now believe that in the future I shall adopt that course. While a mem ber of Congress I shall never again give heed to remarks made in the heat of do bate." The controversy of Saturday afternoon resulted from Mr. Johnson's point -of order against an allowance of $360 to two elevator Inspectors for the maintenance of their motor cycles and the ensuing criticisms of Mr. Johnson's attitude by the Illinois member. The verbal ex changes became so warm that Mr. John son invited Mr. Madden outride to settle the matter. EFFORTSlfroSHOW ACCOUNTS WERE COOKED Government Counsel Reading to Jury From the Books of Meat Packers. CHICAGO, January 15.?Counsel for the government today continued the tedious task of reading to the jury in the , trial of the Chicago packers charged with maintaining a combina tion in restraint of trade entries from the books of Morris & Co., in an ef fort to show that the accounting sys tems of the corporations controlled by the defendants are practically the same and played an imprtant part in the alleged plan of co-operation. Allowance made by the packers for hides, oleo fat and other by-products were traced through the different books in an effort to show that the amounts credited were less than the market val ues. The government contends that the pack ers by this system were enabled to ma terially increase the test cost of beef, and thereby raise the price of fresh meat to the consumer without showing an ex orbitant percentage of profit on their books. The by-products, it Is charged, were in several instances sold to subsidiary companies controlled by the packers at less than the market price, where they were manufactured and sold at a large profit. One of these subsidiary companies or ganised by the packers, with a capital of $16,000, to handle oleo oils is re ported to have earned $3,000,000 In one year. The government will endeavor to prove before the close of the trial that the packers in figuring the test cost of fresh meat allowed only 3 to 6 cents a pound for hides when the market price was 9 to 18 cents, and that oleo fat was disposed of on the books for 3 cents a pound when the market price was 8 cents a pound. The reading of these entries from the books of the packers may take several weeks. POWERS SEEK TO END ITALIAN-TURKISH WAR Basis of Settlement Not Yet Agreed Uppn?Red Sea Hostilities. CHIA8SO, Switzerland, January 15 ? The efforts of the powers to bring about peace between Ttaly and Turkey are as suming a more concrete form, although the teals on which negotiations will be possible between the two countries has not yet been actually found. Turkish financial needs, which are the greatest lever for bringing on negotiations, are becoming dally more serious, and it is be lieved that some definite understanding will be reached in' the course of Feb ruary. The German foreign minister, Herr von Klderien-Waechter, is expected to reach Rome January 2a His visit will not be accompanied by great festivities owing to the war. but King Victor Emmanuel will give a state dinner In his honor. Tbe importance of his visit Is em phasised by the fact that although Ger many is neutral, her foreign min ster is to visit Rome while the war is going on. War on Red Sea. ADEN, Red Sea, January 15.?Besides destroying or capturing all the vessels flying the Turkish -flag in the Red sea which they came across in the oourse of their cruises, the Italian cruisers Cala bria, Puglla and Plenumt, with the ac companying flotilla of destroyers, have recently bombarded a number of Turk ish military camps along the coasts of the Yemen province. At Loheia, about sixty miles from Kun flda, where the gunboats were sunk by the Italians, they poured a hall of shells Into the military camp on January S. The Turks, bswever, suffered very few casualties ana no damage was done to ;the houses in the town. IWr, With .Colder Temperature To night and Tuesday. For the District of Columbia, fair and colder tonight and Tuesday; lowest tem perature tonight, about 5 degrees above ?ero; brisk northwesterly winds. Under the influence of low barometric pressure, the center of which Is off the middle Atlantic coast, snows have fallen in the north Atlantic states and rains and snows on the middle Atlantic and south Atlantic coasts. 8nows have also fallen In the lake region, and the Ohio, upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys. The temperature has risen throughout the Atlantic states and the far northwest, ?nd it has fallen decided.y in the middle west. Temperatures are below zero this morning In ihe upper M.ssissippI and Missouri valleys and the upper lake re gion. The indications are that the Atlant.c coast storm will move northeastward ana be attended by snow this afternoon and tonight in the North Atlantic states, the lower lake region, and the upper Ohio valley, and be followed by fair weather In these districts Tuesday. Elsewhere ea?t of the Mississippi river the weather W^L '*lr t?nlght and Tuesday. The temperature w?ll be lower tonight and Tuesday in the Atlantic states, and 52 fJL*. t*le ea8t states, -Tennessee, the Ohio valley and the lake region. Storm warnings are displayed on the New Eng.and coast. Cqjd wave warnings have been Issued for New England, New York, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and extreme northern and west ern Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, extreme western North Carolina and southeastern Arkansas. Warnings of frost and freezing tem peratures have been issued for Florida. Becords for Twenty-Four Hours. The following were the readings of the thermometer and barometer at the weather bureau for the twenty-four hours beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday: Thermometer?Yesterday, 4 p.m., 20; 8 p.m.. 17; 12 midnight. 14; today, 4 a m., in; 8 a-m., 15; 12 noon, *14; 2 p.m., 27. Maximum, 27 at 2 p.m.; minimum, 14 at 2 a.m. today. Temperature same date last year?Maxi mum, 82; minimum, 41. Barometer?Yesterday, 4 p.m., 30.33; 8 p.m., 30.25; 12 midnight, 30.06; today, 4 a.m., 2W.IM; 8 a.m., 2i#.ay; 12 noon, a?.81; 2 p.m., 29.56. Tide Tables. Today?Low tide, 11:26 a.m.; high tide, 5:11 a.m. and 5:19 p.m. Tomorrow?Low tide, 12:10 a.m. and 12:26 p.m.; high tide, 6:02 a.m. and 6:05 p.m. . The Sun and Moon. J Today?Suit rose, 7:17 a.m.; sun sets, 5:03 p.m. Tomorrow-^Sun rises, 7:17 a.m. Moon rises 4:29 a.m. tomorrow. The City lights. The city lights and naphtha lamps all lighted by thirty minutes after sunset: extinguishing begun one hour before sun rise. All arc and incandescent lamps lighted fifteen minutes after sunset and extinguished forty-five minutes before sunrise. r ? Real Estate Transfers I VILLA PARK?Clara A. Warden ct vir., Edwin R., to Ole E. Borseth, lot 36, square 4298; $307.50. D STREET SOUTHEAST between 12th and 13th streets?Iva A. Heany to . Daisy V. Gibson, lot 99, square 1018; $10. NO. 615 to 621 QUINCY STREET NORTHWEST?Charles D. Cugle et ux. to J. Harry M. Chancy, lots 84 to 87, square 74, Petworth; flo. GRANT PARK?Cora B. Mason to Rob inson White, lots 13 and 15, square 5248; $10. A RMS LEIGH PARK?Lyles Magruder to George B. Fraser, one-third inter est In all block 6; $1. NEW YORK CURB PRICES. Quotation* furnished by W. B. Hibbs 4b Co.. members New York Stock Exchange. _ ? _ Open. IllgU, Low. 1:15. Butte Coalition 22% 22^ 22% 22 Glroux Mining 4 *10 4 9-lti A% 4 0^S Greene Canaoea 8% fcy. McKlulcy Darragb... 1% 1 U-1H f* r Hay Central 1U ita Yukon Gold 3% aft Destroyers Leave Bermuda. HAMILTON. Bermuda, January 16.? The United States scout cruiser Bir mingham, convoying the destroyers Mo Call and Paulding, sailed this morning. FINANCIAL. SOME LOGICAL REASONS For Opening An Account In National Metropolitan Bank Opposite U. S. Treasury. Oldest National Bank In Washington. The personal, painstaking care of its -i, officers. Realizing the Importance of this. j'j the officer* kee;> closely In touch with every Important detail of the business. To give advice on financial matters is & pleasure at all times. (More to follow.) htm Pv?r' Jaau4rr 1812. V Offlcers and Directors of Pe Washington Title Insurance Company, do hereby certify that the Capital Stock of the said Company la One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) i Dollars, fully paid, and that there are no debts or the said company except for current expenses, (feigned) E. L. SCHMIDT. " GEO. H. O'CONNOR, A. G. BISHOP. FRED McKEK, H. BRADLEY DAVIDSON, * DANIEL FRASER, . " RIGNALD W. REALL, *' JOHN B. LARXER, . ' J- T. HENDRICK. Hfi1'. Secretary and Treasurer ?f ll?e Washington Title Insurance Company, do hereby make oath that the statement above Is true and correct. (Signed) WM. CLARAFGH, Secretary and Treasurer. 8VBBCB.JED and SWORN to before me, a Notary Public la and for the District of Co lumbia, this 9th dsy of January. 1812. (Signed) HENRY E. COOPER, Notary Public, D. C. THE WASHINGTON TITLE INSURANCE COM PANY.?At a meeting of the Board of Directors held oa January 11, 1912. the usual semi-annual dividend of three per cent. <8%) was declared payable out of the earnings of the tympany for the six months ended December 31st, lftll; the books for the transfer of stock to be cosed on January 18th, and remain closed until January 22nd, en which date the said dividend shall be paid. WM. CLABAUGH, Secretary. Washington, D. C., January 9th, 1912. We, the undersigned Offlcers and Directors of Ibe District Title Insurance Company, do here by certify that the Capital Stock of the said _ . Is One Hundred and Fifty Thousand <$150,000.00) Dollars, fully paid, and that there art ne debts of the said Company except fer current expenses. (&gned) E. L. SCHMIDT, ^ A. G. BISHOP, " FRED McKEE, " E. 8. PARKER, " CHARLES G. ALLEN, MYER COHEN. JOSEPH I. WELLER. " BESTOR R. WALTERS, w HARBY M. PACKARD. I, William Clabaugh, Secretary and Treasurer of The District Title Insurance Company, do hereby make oath that the statement above Is true and correct. (Signed) WM. CLABAUGH, Secretary and Treasurer. SUBSCRIBED and SWOBN to before me, a Notary Public In and for the District of Co lumbia. this 9th day of January. 191*. (Signed) HENRY E. tx^PER, Notary Public, D. C. THE DISTRICT TITLE INSURANCE COM PANY.?At a meeting of the Boaitl of Directpra held on January 11, 1912, the usual semi-annual dividend of three per cent (3%) together with *a extra dividend of one per cent (1*1 waa declared payable out of the earnings of the Company for the six mouths ended December 31st, 1911; the books tor the transfer dl stock to be closed on January 18th, and remain closed until January M, M wMsfc date the aaid divide* shall he paiC WM. CLABAUGH, Secwtary. FINANCIAL FIHAVCIAL Established 1867. Capital and Undivided Profits Over $1,950,000. Same Rate of Interest Paid on Both Large and Small Accounts. When You That One Twelfth of the Entire | Population of the District | of Columbia, are Depositors ft ?in this bank you will appreciate the high degree of pub lic confidence placed in this strong old institution. The fact that we have more than 30.000 open accounts on our books proves that small as well as large depositors find here ideal banking conditions. Whether you have ten dollars or ten thousand dollars to deposit it is equally important that you have the high class service and protection we offer. Start an account here with a portion of this month's salary and be convinced that this is the bank for YOU. Same rate of interest paid on both large and small accounts. OFFICERS: WILLIAM D. HOOVER....President WOODBURY BLAIR..1st Vice Pres. FRANK W. STONE....2d Vice Pres. GEORGE HOWARD Treasurer CHARLES E. NYHAN... Secretary CHAS. C. LAM BORN.... Asst. Treaa. FRANK 8TET8ON...Asst. Tr. Officer Woodbury Blair. S. Thomas Brown, James A. Buchanan, William A. H. Church, Walter C. Clephane, William V. Cox, William E. Edmonston, DIRECTORS: George W. Gray. William D. Hoover. George Howard, Reginald S. Huldekoper, O. H. P. Johnson, Thomas R. Jones, Victor Kauffmann, Edward McLean, Samuel M add ox. William F. Qulckaall, Frank W. Stone. William H. Walker. John L. Weaver, Henry K. Wlllard. National Saving's <$t Trust Company9 FORTY-FIFTH YEAR, Cor. 15th St. and New York Ave. ffiiniiiiinnmniiMiiiiiiiiimiiHinimiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Lehigh Valley Railroad Company NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS PHILADELPHIA, Jaaaary It, 1012. The Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Ballread Compaay, at ? isstlag held this day, authorised aa appropriation ef 9MMJM eat off the aecumalated surplus of the Cora pa 1.., and the distribution of the -r* aa a dividend on Feb ruary 26, 1012, pro rata to soch common aad preferred stockholders of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company mm may he recorded on the heehe of the pauy at the clone of buslnenn Jnnuary JO, Mil, an eh dlntr leat to 10 per eeat of the eatataadlag capital stock of the Compaay. The Board of Directors of The Lehigh Valley Coal Compaay, at held thin dny, authorised the orgnniaatloa of a aew eorporntlon nnde of New Jersey, to be called ^Lehigh Valley Coal Sales Company," with aa au thorised capital stock of 910,000,000, coaslstlag of 900,000 aharea of the i of |50 each, of which 121,216 aharea of the pgr vnlne of B^M^OO will Immediately upou the organlsatloa thereof, the balaaee helag reaerved for future needa an may arise. The Lehigh Valley Coal Compaay propooea to eater lata a coatract wttl aalea company, when organised, for the parpoae of having the latter and sell, durlag a time aad upon equitable terma which will he flsed la contrnct, such con I us, durlag snld time* shall he mlaed, parehaaed, suasd or otherwise acquired by The Lehigh Vnlley Con I Company aad affiliated compa nies. It Is further expected that aader nach coatract the coal saleo compaay will thereafter conduct generally all such matters aa are now conducted by 'The Lehigh Valley Coal Compaay laeldeat to the trnaaportlng aad asarfcetlag of Km coal. The time aad terma of aald coatract have aot beea aettled aad canaot be aettled until the compaay baa beea organised aad the proper measaree have been taken for settling of terms aad executing the coatract. The Lehigh Valley Coal Compaay baa further aathorlsed a aabecrlptlea for aald 121,216 shares of stoch of said coal aalea company^ whea the latter la orgaa laed, by the common nnd preferred stockholders of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Compaay, holders of shares of the Railroad Compaay helag glvea the privilege of subscribing for an nmount equlvnlent to 10 per rent of their holdlnga, us recorded on the books of the Railrond Company nt S o'clock pjn, Juanury 10, 1012. Tke privilege to aubscrlbe must be exerdned at ar before S o'clock February 23, 1912. Stockholder* who avail themaelven of tbia privilege unbucrlbe for the whole of their ullotmeut, and ncrtp cert Idea tea will he for frartloaal aharea In enses where the allotmeat calls therefor.. So eft will not eatltle the holders to participate in the dlutrtbatlea of aay declared by the aew sales compaay, receive aay laterest or carry aay voting power, but may, with aufficieat other fractlonnl uhnreu, be converted late fall share certldcates. All uhnres or frnctloaa of a share aot sahscrlhed for by X o'clock p.m. February 22, 1012, dud paid for by ft o'clock pn. FHfiaij 26, 1012, will be takea at par by aa underwriting syndicate, which*. by Drexel * company of Philadelphia, Pa* to laaare a fall sal capital atock aad paymeat thereof for the purpose of paay to commence business with the requisite umount off capital! Formal novice of this mutter will be mailed to the January 10, fit* 12, nocompunled by a bhtak power of at signed by tK^se stockholders who desire tp atabecrlbe ft the jatorfc :od the aew Drexel *" Compaay to the- aaid llldffad Yor"the mt the aalea compafiy, which power off attorney will e^bacrlbe to the capital stock of the aalea atockholder Is entitled, to redelve the receipt therefor to the Railroad CWmpaay, ipltal atock * a certificate* Phi la pa rpoae of paylag the subscription to the aad thereafter deliver the atock eertldeati fractional ports of shares -of that- coin pauy Whea the delivery. Blaak powers of attorney-, aMy al*o he obtalaed St Compaay or the Secretary off the Lehigh' Vallhy Railroad delphla. The said power of attorney, Iff algaad aad depoatted by the era with Drexel * Compaay prior to 2 o'clock pjs. February 22, 1012, will he ? proper ezerclae of the privilege of subacrtptloa. Such stockholders of the Railroad Compaay mm do aot atgn aad deliver the power of attoraey above referred to, or otberwtne auha;rlbe (or the time stated, aad pay far the same at or before I o'clock p.a 1012, will receive from the Compaay a chock la payasoat off the divide by the Railroad Compaay. B. B. THOBAS, at. Moore & Hill (Inc.) 1420-1422 H St., Transacts s general real estate to loan oo D. C. real estate. ~ ?ration tor borrow era. INVESTMENTS In notes of denomination? of $800 sad npwsr*. ired by first deeda of troat (first at sa D. C. real estate. No expense to lenders. We collect the free of charge. In oar experience of fifteen years 1 aerer bad to take a |<ropsrty aader ISr References: Mercantile agencies or any bank. Money to Loan. decoiod by First Deed ?r Treat sa Real Batata. Pre Tall lag largest aad cosaausslon. Joseph L Weller, 602 F St RW. The Safest Investments that dei taitsd conditions ef the awrhet. First deed of t mortgages*. well aecarsd aa the District of CdlaaiMa. a Swartxell, Rheem & Hensey Co., 1ST MSB sr. K.W. ' i