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* Washington; New York; London. Apathetic Conditions in New York Stock Market. DEALERS SLOW IN MOVING Politics Having Effect on All the Principal Issues. AWAITING THE CONVENTIONS Undertone Tends Toward Firmness, But No Activity Is Displayed by the Traders. NBW YORK. June 17?A one-point de din? In Canadian Pacific was almost the only feature of interest In the early deal ings on the stock exchange today. Deal ings were light, and the movement Irreg ular. Trading languished, and aside from a five-point gain In Colorado Fuel preferred on announcement of the resumption of dividends littleness prevailed. Within Narrow Range. Today's early stock market gave a fore cast of what may be expected until pend lng political complications come nearer the point of adjustment. Business In the first two hours was too perfunctory for any real meaning. Leading stocks moved within the nar rowest range, and. as If by common Im pulse. traders refrained from taking on new commitments. Over a score of fairly prominent issues remained un quoted at noon. Heaviness in Canadian Faelfic and a two-point advance in Wabash 4s were the only notable market movements. Bonds were steady. Apathetic and Featureless. Apart from some heaviness in the tobac co shares, the market remained as a apa thetic and featureless as in the early ses sion. although the undertone tended to ward increasing firmness. Scarcely any of the well known stocks fluctuated more than 4 during the middle of the afternoon and there were long periods in which th? ticker was silent. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. CHICAGO. CHICAGO. June 17.?Wheat showed firmness today. Influenced to some extent by reports that in many places in France stocks had become exhausted and demand urgent Heavy rains both south west and northwest of here caused the market, however, to weaken a little at the outset. Opening prices ranged from Vic off to V?c up. September started at to 1.03%. unchanged to 4c down and then advanced to 1044. Corn suffered from free selling by spec ulators and was without any aggressive support September opened unchanged to Mic lower at 714 to 714. touched 714 and sagged to 71*4. Perfect weather conditions made oats easy. September started the same as i Saturday night to 4 off at 4<>4 to 404. rallied to 404a404. and reacted to 494a 40%. Provisions dropped in sympathy with heaviness in the hog market. Initial sales were 5 to 174a20 lower, with Sep tember delivery 18.70 to 18.73 for pork, 10.00 for lard and 10.474 for ribs. NEW YORK. NEW YORK, June 17.?Flour was quiet and steady. Wheat?On reports of excessive rains in harvesting sections, wheat was half a cent higher ihls morning. July, 1.124a 1.13*. Pork?Quiet. Beef?Steady. Lard?Easy; middle west, 10.50al0.fl0. Raw sugar? BareUr steady; muscovado, SO^est. 3.36a3.42; afntrifugal. OH test. 3.86 a3 9lL molasses, 80 test, 3.11a3.17; refined quiet Petroleum?Steady. Molasses?Steaoy. Hay?Barely steady. Hides?Steady. Leather?Firm. Butter?Unsettled and lower; receipts. 8.4H0 tubs. Creamery extras. 2rt4a27; first. 2"?**a2tt; second. 25a254: thirds, 24a2*>: common to fair, 22 a2tf; process extras. 25: first. 234*244: seconds. 22a 224: factory current make, first. 23; sec onds. 214*22: thirds. 104*204: packing stock* current make No. 2, 204; No. 3, 10a 30. Cheese firmer: receipts. 1,213 boxes. State whole milk new, white or colored, specials. IS: white or colored fancy. 144; white or colored under grades. 134al44; daisies, new best. 154: skims. 3Hal24 Eggs?Steady; receipts. 18,405 cases. Fresh gathered extras, 21a22; evtra first, 1?4*2?4: first. I84a10; seconds. 174aIS: thirds and poorer. 164al7; fresh gathered check.-. prime. 154al6; poor to fair. lOalS: state. Pennsylvania and nearby hennery whites, fancy large, new laid. 25a26; do. selected whites, fair to good. 22a24; west er? gathered whites, 21a23; state. Penn sylvania and nearby hennery browns. 22; do. gathered brown and mixed colors. 10 a21. Poultry?Live, dull and uncertain: dress ed. easier: western broilers, 28a35; fowls, 13al4; turkeys, 13a23. BALTIMORE. Special r>i*patrh to The Star. BALTIMORE. June 17.?Wheat?Dull and lower: soot contract, 1.004; spot No. 3 red western. 1.0i#4; June. 1.004; re ceiptstv37,0M bushels. Corn?Dull and lower; spot contract, 744; June. 744; receipts. 14,061 bushels; southern yellow corn. S4. Oats? Easier: No. 2 whit?. 00 asked; standard white. 504 asked: No. 3 white. SO asked; receipts. 00,024 bushels. Rye?Dull. Hay?Steady; No. 1 timothy. 27.50a 28.<k>; No l clover mixed. 23.50a24.00. Grain freights?Dull; steam to Liver pool. per bushel. 24d July. Cork for orders, per quarter, 3s lltsd. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL. June 17.?Close: Wheat? Spot steady: No 2 red western winter, 8s 4d: No. 2 Manitoba. 8s 34d: No. 3 Manitoba, 7s 104d: futures, steady: July, 7s Od; October, 7s 64d; December, 7s 54d. Corn?Spot American mixed old, steady. 7s; American mixed new. kiln dried, quiet, ?s V?4d: futures, steady; July, 5e 2*4d. Septep^ber. 4s UNd. Flour?Winter patents. 2f>s tid Hops In London (Pacific coast;, ?10 5s a ?12. CHICAGO CATTLE. CHICAGO, June 17.?Cattle?Receipts, /l.coo h#ad; market weak, mostly 10c lower; beeves. 6.H>a0.40; Texas steers, ?V60eV20; western steers. rt.50aS.25: atock ers and feeders. 4.25a650; cows and heif ers. 2 T5aV2.Y calves-, .VSOaS.YV Hors?Receipts. 4*1.000 head; market slow. 5 to in under Saturday's average; light, 6.00a7.30; . mixed, fl 05a7 35; heavy, tvflfla7.45; rourfh. rt.flOa7.10; pigs. S.10a6.75; bulk of sales, 7.25a7 35 Sheep--Receipts, 18,000 head; market slow, generally steady; native, 3 15*5.10; western, 3.30*5.15; yearlings. 4.7S?7.00; lambs, native, 4 3fta8<v>; western. 4.80a 800; spring lambs, 5 2Sa0.00. Mrs. Yowtghubby. I'rO'X. tk? Bettto Advertiser. Mr. Younghubby; "What are you crying for, dear?" Mrs. Younghubby: "Why. I've boiled this can of pork and beans for two hours and the lid won't come oX" NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. Rwrtrfd by private wlr? direct t? The Star Office. Open. Flirt- Low. Clo?*. Alli3 Chalmers com.. 4 54 4 4 Amalgamated Copper 844 844 9AM 84*4 Am. Beet Sugar com. 754 7554 744 American Can com-. 325$ 344 324 American Can pfd. ? ? 116 1164 1154 116*4 Am.CarAFdy.com. 584 58*4 5854 58*4 Amer.Citie8Co.com. 314 314 314 Amer. Cities pfd 82 824 82 American Ice 264 2854 285* American Mali com- 17 17 17 American Malt pfd-. 614 61*4 604 Am.Sm.4Ref.com- 844 8454 844 Am.Sm.ARaf.pfd.. 108 108 108 Amer. Snuff com ?... 158 158 158 Amer. Sugar com. ? ? ? 13054 13054 130 Amer.Sugar pfd??? ? 121 121 121 Amer. Tel. 4 Teleg.. 14554 1454 145?4 Amer. Tobacco com. ? 291 291 290 Am.Tobacco new pfd 10354 10354 1034 10354 Am. Writing Paper-. 36 36 36 Anaconda Copper... 4354 43?* 43H Assets Realiza'n com. 122 122 122 At.,T. 4 SanteF.com. 10654 10654 1064 10654 At.,T. 4 Sante F. pfd. 103*4 103*4 103*i 103*4 Atlantic Coast Line.- 1404 14054 14054 1404 BaIdwnnLoco.com-. 55 554 55 Baldwin Loco. pfd... 108 10854 108 Balto. 4 Ohio com.. ? 107*4 107?* 107*4 107*4 BatoplieMin. Co... 154 1/4 154 ls4 Bethlehem Steel com. 3674 36/4 3613 Brooklyn Rap. Tran. 884 8854 87*4 Brooklyn Union Gas. 142 14254 142 Canadian Pacific. ??? 264?g 264?* 26354 Chesapeake 4 Ohio. ? 77 774 77 Chi.4Gr.West.com. 174 17M 174 C., M. 4 St. Paul com 10354 10354 1034 10354 ChicagoUn-Trac-com 254 2M 2M 24 Chino Copper 34 344 34 Colorado Fuel 4 Iron. 314 3154 3154 Colorado Fuel pfd.. 115 11554 115 Consol. Gas, N. Y... 141 1414 141 Denver4RioG.pfd- 354 35*4 35*4 Distillers'Securities.. 3254 3254 32'4 Erie R.R. com 34 34 334 Erie R.R. 1st pfd... 52 52 52 General Electric-?? ? 16954 16954 16954 16954 Goldfield Con. Min. ? 4*4 454 44 454 Great Northern pfd.. 133 133 133 Gug'nh'm Explor.Co. 6054 61 60/4 Hide 4 Leath'r com- 5% 54 554 Inspiration Copper... 1954 1954 1954 Inter. Harvester com- 119 119 119 Inter.Mer.Ma.com. iM AM AM Interboro.-Met.com- 19/4 19/4 1954 Interboro.-Met. pfd. ? 574 5754 5754 Internatl Paper com. 1654 1654 16 Internat'l Paper pfd. 594 59;4 59/4 Int. Stm. Pump com- 2554 2554 2554 Kan.City.Sou.com- 24*4 254 24*4 Lehigh Valley 1704 17154 1704 17154 Liggett 4 Myers com. 1984 19854 19854 19854 Lorrillard Co. pfd... 112 112 112 112 LorrillardCo.com... 190 190 18754 18754 Mackay Co- com.. ? ? 864 87 S64 87 Mexican Cent, cert-? 31 $14 31 314 Mexican Petroleum.. 66*4 4754 664 6754 MUmi Copper 284 2854 274 284 M.,St.P.4S.S.M.oom. 141 142 141 142 Missouri Putfic 374 3714 3754 3754 Nevada Con. Copper. 224 224 224 225 i Norfolk 4 Western ? * 1114 1114 1U4 11154 North America 824 824 824 824 Northern Pacific 1194 119?* 1194 11954 N.Y.,Ontorio 4 West. 344 344 34*4 *N.Y. State Railways. 884 884 884 Pfcnna. Railroad 1234 1234 1234 1234 People's Gas, Chicago 114 114 113 113 Phila. Company com. 104 104 104 Pittsburgh Coal eom ? 21 21 204 Pittsburgh Coal pfd.. 90 90 90 Pressed St. Car com. - 35 35 35 Public Serv-Cor-,N-J- 1114 1114 1114 Quicksilver Min-cou- 6 64 6 Quicksliver Min- pfd- 94 94 94 Railway St. Sp. com.. 354 354 354 Ray Consol. Copper. 204 2034 2054 Reading R.R.com.. 165 1654 16434 165>4 Rep. Ir. 4 Steel com. 24 24 24 Rock Island com*... 25 25 2454 Rock Island pfd 4954 50 494 Seaboard Air L- com. 244 2454 244 Seaboard Air L- pfd.. 54 544 ?1 Sears-Roebuck com.. 1894 1894 1894 1894 Sloes-Steffildcom.... 52 54 52 54 Southern Pacific-... 109 1094 1084 1094 Southern Rwy. com. ? 284 284 284 284 Southern Rwy. pfd - ? 744 744 744 St L 4 San Fr. com. 25 25 25 Tennessee Copper. ?? 45 45 444 Texas Companies... Ill 1114 1104 1U4 Twin City Rapid Tr.. 1064 1064 1064 1064 Underw'd Typr.com ? 11054 112 1104 1104 Un.Bag 4 Paper com. 114 114 114 114 Utd. Dry Goods pfd- 1044 10454 1044 1044 Union Pacific com -? ? 1684 1684 1674 16854 Union Pacific pfd ? ? ? 904 904 904 U.S.Rubber com--. 6354 634 634 U- S- Rubber 2d pfd- ? 824 824 824 U.S.Steel com 684 694 684 U.S.Steel pfd 1104 1104 1104 Utah Copper 634 64 634 Va.-Car.Chem.com. 474 474 4754 Va.-Car.Chem. pfd.. 1174 1174 117 Wabash R.R. pfd... 164 174 164 Wheel'g 4 L. E. com. 54 54 54 Weeeli'g4L.E-2d-- ? 11 11 11 xEx dividend?Phelps, Dodge & 2H. and 2 extra; New York State Rail ways com., and preferred of same stock, Mk. HOURLY SALES OF STOCKS TODAY. lla.nL, 49,700 12 m... 78,800 lp.nL, 86,930 2 p.m., 93,900 Call Money 2*4 3 24 3 ROXDS. Op*n. Hlch. Low. Clos*. Amer-T>bacco6s--. 1204 1204 1204 1204 Atchison general 4s-? 98 98 98 98 Atchison con- 4s- ? ? ? ? 107 107 107 * 107 Balto- 4 Ohio genl 4s 98 98 974 974 Brooldjn R-T- con- 4s 894 894 894 894 Chi , B-4 Q-joint 4s- 964 964 964 964 Chi-, R-1-Pacific 4s-. 694 69*4 694 69*4 Inter.Metro-454s... 814 S14 814 814 Northern Pacific 4s-. 994 994 994 994 Pa. consol- 3.4s 1915- 97*4 974 974 974 Southern Railway 4s- 784 784 784 784 Southern Railway-5s- 1074 1074 1074 1074 Union Pacific oon- 4s ? 1004 1004 1004 1004 U-S. Steel 2d 5s--... 1024 1024 102 1024 THREE-DAY CARNIVAL For Motor Cycle Racing to Be Held at Old Orchard, Me. NEW YORK. June 17.?The eyes of the followers of motor racing have turned to Old Orchard. Me., where a three-day speed carnival will be held on the famous beach July 4, 5 and 6- The entry blanks, showing a prise list of nearly 14,000, have been sent out. The program consists of sprints, middle-distance and long-dlatance events for cars of all classes. Oentle Art of Flattery. From the Detroit Free Pre*. "You seem to be an able-bodied man. You ought to be strong enough to work." "I know, mum. And you seem to be beautiful enough to go on the stage, but evidently you prefer the simple life." After that speech he got a square meal and no reference to the woodpile. LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS The meeting of the Washington Stock Exchange today was uninteresting, both for the spectators and for the brokers. Washington Railway and Electric pre ferred was the only issue to show ma terial activity, and even though It pro duced more than half of the volume of sales of the day, its entries on the rec ord totaled only 110 shares transferred. Washington "Gas was in fair demand at 8H% to StIH. an aggregate of 53 shares being sold. United States Trust was the only stock in the bank list to attract a buyer, one block of 10 shares of this security being taken at 150. Capital Traction, which sold today ex dividend, brought 125 for one quotation lot of 25 shares. Announcement has Just been made by the Real Estate Trust Company that J. V. Ryan, formerly of Albany, N. Y., has been placed in charge of the company's bond department. This department will offer on the market a number of high grade municipal, state, railroad and other bonds, selling them to small investors on an installment plan. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales? Regular call, 12 o'clock noon: Capital Traction. 25 at 129. Washington Railway and Electric pM.. 15 at 94%. 25 at 94%. 25 at 94%, 20 at 94%, 35 at 94%. Washington Gas, 25 at S6%. 2 at 86%, 20 at S6% at S6%. 3 at I ulted States Trust, 10 at 150. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. U. S. registered 2s 100% U. S. coupon 2s 100% U. 8. registered 3s 101T. I". S. coupon 3s 1 01% I". S. registered 4s 113*5 U. S. coupon 4s 113% GAS BONDS. Georgetown Gas 5s 105 100 Washington Gas 5s 110% 111% Georgetown Gas 5s 105 109 RAILROAD BONDS. Capital Traction 5s 110-% 111% Anacostla and Potomac 5s 100 101 City and Suburban 5s 103% 104% Columbia 5s 100% 101 Columbia 6s 102 Metropolitan 5s 107 Washington Rwy. and Elec. 4s... 85% S6% Wash., Alex, and Mt. Ver. 5s 90 94 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Electric Cons. 5s 103 103% Potomac Electric Light 5s 107% 10S% Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5s.. 101% 1U3% American Tel. aud Telga. 4s 110 Emerson Steam l'ump Us 80 Norfolk and Wash. Steamboat 5s.. 104 105 It I Kg* Realty 5s <k>ng> 103 Riggs Realty 5s (short) 101% PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 125 125% Washingtou Rwy. and Elec. com.. 91% 92 Washington Rwy. and Elec. pfd.. 94% 94% Washington-Virginia Rwy. com.. 52% 53 Washington-Virginia Rwy. pfd.. 77% 78% Eastern Light and Fuel 124 127 Nor. and Wash. Steamboat 210 Washington Gas 86 86% Georgetown Gas 127% 150 American Tel. and Telga 143 TYPE MACHINE STOCK8. Mergenthaler Linotype 218% 219% Lanstun Monotype 93 93% MINING STOCK. Greene-Cananea 9 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American 180 189 Capital 215 250 Columbia 250 28>> Commercial 205% 2J9 District 144 farmers and Mechanics' 200 Lincoln 150 160 Metropolitan 205 210 Rlggs 586 625 Second 165 169 National Bank of Washington 250 300 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS'. American Security and Trust.... 297 300 National Savings and Trust 200 Union Trust 142 145% Washington Loan and Trust 240 25o United Statea Trust 150 155 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Citizens' Savings 19 .... Home Savings 325 .... Union Savings 260 .... Bank of Commerce and Savings... 12% 17 East Washington Savings 15 Mercantile Savings 10 12% EIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington 18% .... Corcoran 80 .... Firemen's 20 22 Franklin 30 37 German-American 270 .... National Union 7% .... Potomac 34 .... TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia 5% .... Real Estate 95 .... MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapin-Sacks 165 220 Emerson Steam Pump 25 Graphophone com 25 .... GrapUophone pfd 62% .... Merchants' Transfer and Storage.. 123 135 Security Storage 200 .... Washingtou Market 17% .... ______ * LONDON MARKET. LONDON, June 17.?American securi ties opened steady and a fraction higher today. Trading was light and prices moved irregular during the first hour. At noon values ranged from % above to 'fe below Saturday's New York closing. London Closing Stocks. LONDON. June 17. Consols for money 76 5-16 Consols for account 70% Amalgamated Copper 86% Anaconda ??- 9 Atchison ??. 10ft Atchison pfd ??. 106% Baltimore and Ohio 110% Canadian Pacific * 270% Chesapeake and Ohio 79 Chicago Great Western 17% Chicago, Mil. and St. Paul ,. 101% De Beers lfr% Denver and Rio Grande 20% Denver and Rio Grande pfd 36% Erie 35 Erie 1st pfd 53% Erie 2d pfd 43 Grand Trunk 29% Illinois Central 129 Louisville and Nashville 160% Missouri. Kansas und Texas 28% New York Central 120% Norfolk and Western 114% Norfolk sml Western pfd 90 Ontario and Western 35 Pennsylvania * 63% Rand Mines 6% Reading S4% Southern Railway 28% Southern Railway pfd 76 Southern Pacific 117% Union Pacific 172% Union Pacific pfd 92% United States Steel 70% I'nlted States Steel pfd 113% Wabash 7% Wabash pfd 17% Bar silver quiet, 28 3-16d per ounce. Money, 2% per cent. The rate of discount in the open market for short bills is 2 15-10a3 per cent. The rate of discount in the open market for three-month bills is 2 15-16&3 |*t cent. FOREIGN BANKS. PARIS, June 17.?Closing: Three per cent rente?6, 93 francs 7% centimes ex div idend. Exchange on London. 25 francs 23 centimes for checks. Private discount rate, 2% per cent. BERLIN, June 17.?Exchange on Lon don. 20 marks 44% pfennigs for checks. Money, 3% per cent. Private discount rate, 4% per cent. BECORDS SECOND MORTGAGE. Interstate Bnilding Corporation Bor* rows $200,000. The Interstate Building Corporation to day placed on record & second mortgage on the building now In course of erection at 1319-21 F street northwest. The loan is for $200,000 and is payable In five years, with interest at 6 per cent. There is a first mortgage of $330,000 on the property. The bonds secured by the second mort gage are in denominations of $1,000 and $500 and comprise 195 of the higher order and ten for the lower figure. Interest is payable semi-annually. The Continental Trust Company is trustee under the new mortgage. Hurt While Working at Capitol. While working in the United States Capitol this afternoon Charles H. Lilly, an electrician, living at 544 1st street southeast, was injured on the legs and body by a partition wall falling upon him. He was carried to Providers Hos pital In a Senate mail wagon. 1 WEATHER | Showers Tonight or Tuesday, With Somewhat Lower Temperature. For the District of Columbia. Maryland and Virginia, unsettled weather, probably showers to-night or Tuesday; somewhat lower temperature; moderate variable winds. Barometric pressure is low over the northeastern states, the west gulf states and the southern Rocky mountain re gion and high in the northwest and off the south Atlantic coast. This pressure distribution has resulted in showers and thunderstorms in the middle Atlantic and New England states, the lower lake re gion, the Ohio and middle Mississippi valleys, the southern plains states and the Rocky mountain region. There were heavy local rains In the middle Atlantic states, the Ohio valley, Missouri, southern Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Texas. The temperature continues considerably above the normal throughout the Atlantic and gulf Btates, while cooler weather is general In the lake region, the Ohio and middle Mississippi valleys, and the middle plains states. Abnormally low tempera tures prevail throughout the northwest ern states and the plateau region. The weather will be unsettled tonight and Tuesday with showers in the middle Atlantic and south Atlantic states, the east gulf states. Tennessee and the Ohio valley. The weather will be generally fair in the region of the great lakes and unsettled tonight and Tuesday in New England. The temperature will be somewhaat lower tonight and Tuesday In the middle Atlantic and New England states, the Ohio valley and Tennessee and Tuesday in the interior of the south Atlantic and east gulf states. The winds along the New England coast will be moderate"southerly, shifting to westerly; on the middle and south At lantic and east? gulf coasts moderate variable. 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., 83; 8 p.m.. 60; 12 midnight, 07; today, 4 a.m., 65; 8 a.m., 73; 12 noon, 88; 2 p.m., 84. Maximum, 88, at 12 noon today; mini mum, 64, at 5 a.m. today. Temperature same date last year?*.Iax imum, 82; minimum, 59. Barometer ? Yesterday, 4 p.m., 29.86; 8 p.m., 29.88; 12 midnight, 20.91; today, 4 a.m., 29.01; 8 a.m., 29.92; 12 noon, i^.90; 2 p.m., 29.84. Condition of the Water. Temperature and condition of water at 8 a.m.: Great Falls?Temperature, 70; condition, Dalecarlia reservoir Temperature, 73: condition at north con nection. 16: condition at south connection, 14. Georgetown distributing reservoir Condition at effluent gatehouse, 41. Tide Tables. Today?Low tide, 3:26 a.m, and 4:16 p.m.; high tide, 9:31 a.m. and 10:07 p.m. Tomorrow?Low tide. 4:23 a.m. and 5:10 p.m.; high tide, 10:26a.m. and 11:04 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today?Sun rose 4:34 a.m.; sun sets 7:27 p.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises, 4:34 a.m.. Moon?Sets 10:17 p.m. today. 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. Up-River Waters. Special Di*p*tcta to The Star. HARPERS FERRY. W. Va.. June 17.? Potomac and Shenandoah rivers both very muddy this morning. | BUILDING PERMITS. ] The following building permits were is sued today: To George W. Boyd, to build three-story brick apartment building at 119-21 Massa chusetts avenue; architect, B. S. 81m mons; builders. Skinker & Garrettr esti mated cost, $25,000. To John O'Donoghue, to repair dwelling at 1823 North Capitol street northeast; estimated cost. $100. To J. W. Glerman, to repair store at 420 Florida avenue northwest: estimated cost, $500. To Wade Ellis, to repair dwelling at 1440 Massachusetts avenue; estimated cost, $100. To A. R. Shoemaker, to repair dwelling at 944 I street northwest; estimated Qost, $280. To Mary E. Armistead. to repair dwell ing at 1320 Morftello avenue northeast; estimated cos*. $60. To Mrs. Esau.Beall. to repair dwelling at 740 12th street southeast; estimated cost, $75. To Catharine U. Daly, to reijjrtr dwell ing at 911 25th street northwest; esti mated cost, $150. To Brook & Harry, to repair wagon shed at 719 20th street; estimated cost, $200. To John G. Meinberg, to repair bakery at 715 12th street southeast; estimated cost, $7,500. To E. McCleary. to repair dwelling at 1315 Vermont avenue; estimated cost, $350. To Daniel Sweeney, to repair store at 248 1st street southwest; estimated cost, $90. COTTON MARKETS. NEW YORK. NEW YORK, June 17.-Cotton-Futures opened firm; June offered 1150; July, 11.40; August, 11.64; September, 11.63 bid; October, 11.75; November, 11.77 bid; De cember, 11.85; January, 11.83; March, 11.97. The cotton market opened firm at an advance of 9 to 12 points on relatively firm cables, big English spot sales, bull ish private crop report*, covering of shorts and reviewed trade buying. Real izing was extremely active at the ad vance. with indications that some of the leading speculative long lines were being reduced, and prices eased off to about the closing figures of Saturday In consequence. At this level the market was steadied by IJverpool buying and continued sup port from one of the big spot houses, and fluctuations during the middle of the morning were more or less irregular. After selling 2 or 3 points net lower under the heavy realizing noted right after the opening the cotton market be came a little less active and worked up 3 or 4 points late in the second hour on covering and continued support from trade sources. Spot?Quiet; middling uplands, 11.90, nominal. Estimated receipts at all the ports today, 3.000 bales, against 7.687 last week and 896 last year. For the week. 23.000, against 23,942 last week, and 7.056 last year. Today's receipts at Galveston. 911. against 159 last year; at New Orleans. 100, against 353 last year, and at Houston, 777, against 80 last year. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL. June 17?Closing: Cctton?Spot, good business done: prices. 4 points lower; American mid dling fair, 7.33; good middling, 6.95; middling. 6.71: low middling. 6.41; good ordinary, 5.99; ordinary, 6.51. The sales of the day were 18.000 bales, of which 6,500 were for speculation and ex port, and included 16,300 American. Re ceipts, 300 bales, all American. Futures opened quiet and closed quiet and steady: June. 6.48; June and July, 6.48; July and August, 6.4?; August and September. 6.48; September and October, 6.39H; October and November, 6.35; November and De cember, 6.83; December and January, 6.32Vi; January and; February, 6.32H February and March, 6.83; March and April, 6.34; April and May. 6.35; May and June, 6.36. NEW YORK CURB PRICES. Quotations furnished by W. B. Hi Mm 6 Co., members New York Stock Exchange. Opra. Hirh. Low. 1:45. ssrtssfr?..-.* ?s s:j a $ [ THE COURTS ] United States Court of Claims. Present: Chief Justice Peetle, Judges Howry and Booth. The following announcements ?were made: _ . ,n. General jurisdiction?Judgments "V Joseph C. De Vries. ;- Harry ^. Judd, $374.27; Paul L. Cocke. !?????? f" cv F. McMurdo. $480 68: Rudloph A. As it ton, conclusion of law dismissing pel: ? Departmental references ? lnt^rnior Judgments in: No. 114, C V. -^ggl* ? administrator, $1,065; No. ll.i. Bll' ?i,300; No. 135. C. S. Kinkade. adminis t rat or, $2,320. . <n Indian depredations?Judgments Cora A. Stone, widow. $530; Charles B Winslow, executor, $.'180. Lew is Knu son. petition dismissed. nf Congressional references?Findings fact in following: M. E. Church Sout, Campbellsville, Kv? $390; No twenty-one subnumhers, custo<dian ca.es. Amounts stated: Diantha G. LittleJonn, $2,276.01; Lucy May. Castor, administra trix, $671.40; Thomas J. Medill. adminis trator. $2.113.;-; Susan D. Bayliss et al., heirs. $1.61672; Union Trust <-Ompan>, administrator. $2,717.60; Jane A. Ober y et al., heirs, $2,067.05. French spoliations?Findings of fac and conclusions of law in the folio - ing: Schooner Scotland Neck, H P kins. $4,900; brig Julius Caesar \\ ard. $1,240.58; sloop Robert, Town, $3,759^0. schooner Harriet Da Costa. $<? -? brig Fair American. Richa^<*8iot~o~. 019.73; brig Lydia, Wilkins, brig George. Bell. $1,602.80; sloop Bet sev. Maffet. $2,450; schooner Livel>, Burrows. $14,491.30; brig Betsey. Pitch er. $8,480.69; brig Jemima and Fann>. Hastie. $4,900; brig Aurora. Frankford. $2,940; sloop Betsey, Pope. $6.6^4.?a>, brig Anthony, Mason, $15,692.13; brig Alfred, Lewis. $8,880; ship Thomas, Holland. $0,860; brig Hiram. Chare. $l. 002.72; ship Hunter, W hitlock, no amount; brig Mars. Buntln. no amount, schooner Beli6arius. Bartlett, n amount; dogger Neptune, Bargum, no amount; schooner Lion. Frazier, no amount; schooner Kitty. Finnev. no amount; brig Peggy, Small, no amount, schooner Dolphin. Downe. no amount, ship Louisa. Clarke. no amount, schooner Betsey. Vincent, no amount, schooner Commerce, F,^e?ITlaP, !L amount; brig George, Quirk, Orders and motions?General Juris diction: Erik G. Llnd; order referring case to auditor of the cour* _ ' instructions to take and state the ac count between the parties. See order. Congressional: Georgia R. R. Banking Company; motion for ne trial overruled. Thomas Woods; motion to ameno findings overruled. Charles H- Rankins; motion to amend findings overruled. District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT NO. 2?justice Wright. Wahler agt. ShaafT; order of Pub1'* cation; plaintiffs attorneys. K. ? Fleharty and O. H. Osterman. In re lunacy of William Gill, account of committee referred to auditor. In re lunacy of Michael Kelly, ac count of committee referred to audl t0Addison agt. Allison; reference to au ditor; plaintiff s attorneys. Gordon & Gordon and W. J. Leake. Hughes agt. Thompson; motion tor approval of appeal bond denied and appeal dismissed with costs; plaintiffs attorneys. A. L. Newmyer, Lyon & Lyon and L. L. Clark; defendants at torneys. J. S. Flannery and C. H. Cragin. Gardner agt. Gardner; absolute di vorce granted with counsel fee; plain tiff's attorneys. Jones & Clinkscales, defendant's attorney, W. L Pollard. Fowler agt. Fowler; sale decreed, with W. T. Ballard, trustee; bond. $1..jOO; plain tiffs attorney. George C. Gertman; de fendant's attorney. J. A. Thompson. McCord agt. McCord; submitted with out argument: plaintiff's attorneys, Mon tague & Montague; defendants attornej, ^F^'ehback^agt. Fischback; submitted SJrltea^anrdefen^aUor;"^: DBHkernagtr&Wayne: decree setting a^ide NamsonPand^E.S <SKSS: atRemburg' Remburg: examiner ordered to?"return and file twtimony forth with; plaintiff's attorney. Archer & Smith defendant s attorneys, J. F. Kelly ana ^Fa^stwood agt. Eastwood; rule on Plain tiff returnable June 21; WHson" nevs Howard Boyd and Nelson Wilson, defendant'* attorney. William B,raj???. Hornig agt. Brown; ord? .?Jr Pg?''ehy tion; plaintiff s attorneys. Baker. Sheeny 4MtdTedorf agt. Middledorf; absolute '": d'rco.fad?': s. Hillyer. Sleman & Lercn. CIRCUIT COURT NO. 1?Justice Stafford. Thornton agt. Capital Traction Com pany; motion for new trial overruled and judgment on verdict; plaintiff's attorney, F. Sprigg Perry; defendant's attorneys, R. Ross Perry & Son. Kann agt. District of Columbia Commis sioners; leave granted petitioners to amend petition; plaintiffs attorneys. A. A. Birney and C. W. Fowler; defendant s attorney, F. H. Stephens. Commercial National Bank agt. Howell; time to submit motion for a new trial fur ther extended to June 22: plaintiff's attor ney, J. J. Darlington; defendant's attor neys, H. H. Glassie and E. S. Bailey. Zox agt. Levy; motion for new trial overruled; Judgment on verdict; appeal noted; bond for coBts, $100; plaintiff's at torneys, R. B. Behrend; defendant's at torneys, Mark Stearman and H. H. Glas sie. Offutt agt. Washington Terminal Com pany; bill of exceptions filed; plaintiff's attorneys. Baker, Sheehy and Hogan; de fendant's attorneys, Hamilton, Yerkes & Hamilton. Smith agt. Collier; on trial; plaintiffs attorney, L A. Bailey; defendant's attor neys. Douglas, Be. -er, Ruffin & Obear. CRIMINAL COURT NO. 1-^Justice An derson. United States agt. Antonio Signoeottt, grand larceny; verdict, guilty; ball in creased $500; attorneys, F. S. Paladinl, C. W. Owen and G. C. Shinn. United States agt. Thomas Eskridge, as sault with dangerous weapon; plea, guil ty; attorney, J. C. Foster. United States agt. Albert Lelsch, non support; defendant committed. United States agt. Herman Valentine, forgery: bench warrant returned cepl; bail fixed at $1,000; defendant committed; attorney, C. H. Turner. United States agt. Harry J. Fearson, non-support; bench warrant ordered. United States agt. Charles Lee, grand larceny; on trial; attorney, J. L. Taylor. BANKRUPTCY COURT?Chief Justice Clabaugh. In re Barbara E. Kemno; adjudication and reference to E. S. McCalmont. PROBATE COURT?Justice Wright. Estate of Mary J. Thumlet; rule to show cause; attorney, F. B. Rhodes. Estate of Daniel Kane; will admitted to probate and letters testamentary granted to Harry A. Hegarty and Thomas Splawn; bond, $200; attorney. H. A. Hegarty. Estate of George F. O'Neill; order of sale; attorney, W. P. Plumley. In re Winifred A. Schoenborn order; of allowance: attorney, F. E. Mitchell. Estate of Clifford S. Walton; will ad mitted to probate and letters testamentary granted to Anne G. V. Walton and Wil liam W. Mathewson; bond, $25,000; attor ney, W. W. Mathewson. ^ Estate of Charlotte R. Thomas; order to sell note; attorney, B. F. Leighton. Estate of George Ely; petition for re probate of will and order rescinding pro bate of April 11 and appointing guardian ad litem; attorneys, Kanpler & Merillat. Estate of Mary A. Gibbons; order of sale; attorneys. Gordon & Gordon. Estate of Thomas H. Wheatley; cause referred to auditor; attorney. George C. Gertman. Estate of Edward Palmer; order to pay legacies; attorney, George C. Gertman. Estate of Laura A. Carpenter; wilt ad mitted to probate and letters testamenta ry granted to Carrie O. Allnutt; bond, $100; attorney, G. F. Havel 1. Estate of Emily C. Dougherty: will ad mitted to probate and letters testamenta ry granted to Charles B. Caywood and Alvln S. Callahan; bond, $1,000; attorney, C. C. Caywood. Estate of Eliza Bowbeer; letters of ad ministration granted to Kate B. Jeffries; bond. $100; attorney, T. L. Jeffords. Estate of Harriet Morgan; will admit ted to probate and letters testamentary granted to Henry J. Morgan; bond. $100; attorney, C. C. Calhoun. Estate of Ann A. Cornish; will dated July 5, 1000, filed. ! Under U. S. Government Control. M The Oldest Savings Bank in Washington, Will This Pay Day Add to <0) YOUR Worldly Wealth ? mmsmmtmtm Interest Paid on Savings, Compounded Semi-annually OFFICERS. E. S. Parker. President S. \V. Woodward V. Pres. Wm. H. Lynn 2d V. Pres. W. Reginald Lewis, Asst.Treas. DIRECTORS. Samuel M. Jarvls. Wilton J. Lambert, A. E. L. Leckie, W. H. Lynn. Frank P. Milbum. S. W. Woodward. EX S.. Parker, Joseph E. Ralph X. E. Randle, F. L. Siddon*. M. A. Winter. ?????imnwiarn?mimniiiininiiiimm OU arc unfair to yourself if you expend ALL your earnings to increase the wealth of others. The day will come when your earning powers must wane. Prepare for this inevitable result by saving regularly a portion of your earnings. No matter how small your deposits may be, this bank will appreciate your account and pay you 3% compound inter est on your savings. Commercial Accounts Our remodeled banking rooms are equipped with every facility for properly handling commercial accounts. We invite your business. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent, $3 Year Upward. UNION SAVINGS BANK, 710 14th Street N.W. Regular banking hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. for DEPOSITS ONLY. Open on 1st, 2d, 3d, 16th and 17th until 5 p.m. for DEPOSITS ONLY. *r y The Safest Investments An those tbat do not fluctuate daring M torb?><l conditions ot the money or ttMt market. First deed of trust notes (first mortgages), well secured on real estate la the District of Columbia, constitute "gilt edge" investments. Tbey do not depend upon tlie financial responsibility of Indi viduals or corporations for their stability ? and are exempt from taxation aa persoaal property. We can supply such Investments in s mounts from $500 upward. Send fot booklet. "Concerning Loans and Invest' meats." Swartzell, Rheem & Herosey Co., 1*7 XSth ST. K.V, 'army-NAVY " + i Army Orders. A board of officers has been ordered to meet at Fort Logan H. Roots. Ark., July 2, 1912, for the examination of First Lieut. James C. Gunn, Philippine Scouts, as to his fitness for reappointment or promo tion. Leave of absence for two months is granted Capt. William A. Kent, 2d In fantry. Leave of absence for three months is granted \>terJnarlan Andrew E. Dono van, 1st Field Artillery. Maj. George E. Stockle, quartermaster, will report to the commanding general, western division, for temporary duty. The leave of absence granted Chaplain Henry Swift, 14th Cavalry, is extended two months and ten days. Leave of absence for two months Is granted Maj. Paul F. Straub, general staff. Leave of absence for one month on surgeon's certificate of disability is granted First Lieut. Carroll R. Baker, Medical Reserve Corps. The following changes in the stations of officers of the Medical Corps are or dered : Maj. Henry S. Greenleaf, from Madison barracks, X. Y., to Aleatraz, Cal., reliev ing Maj. Carroll D. Buck, who will pro ceed to Fort Mackenzie, Wyo., for duty, relieving Maj. George M. Ekwurzel. Maj. Ekwurzel will proceed to Fort An drews, Mass., for duty. Naval Orders. Lieut. G. M. Baum, from receiving ship at Boston to office of Naval Intelligence. Lieut. (Junior grade) Harold Jones, to navy yard. Mare Island, Cal. Lieut, (junior grade) F. N. Eklund, to receiving ship at Boston. Ensign W. D. Kilduff, to Wheeling. Medical Director J. M. Edgar, from naval hospital, Boston, to leave until Sep* tember 1, 1912. Passed Assistant Surgeon R. E. Stoops, from naval disciplinary barracks. Port Royal, S. C., to naval training station, North Chicago. Passed Assistant Surgeon H. L. Brown, from naval hospital, Norfolk, Va., to naval disciplinary barracks. Port Royal, S. C. Passed Assistant Surgeon A. B. Hay ward. from Maryland; wa.it orders. Passed Assistant Surgeon J. D. Man chester, from naval training station, North Chicago, to Maryland. Passed Assistant Surgeon Roy Cuth bertson, from St. Louis; wait orders. stant Surgeon C. C. Wood, to naval hospital, Norfolk, Va. Paymaster Ray Spear, from naval sta tion, Cavite, P. I.; wait orders. Passed Assistant Paymaster R. H. Johnston, from Supply; wait orders. Passed Assistant Paymaster T. P. Bal lenger, from receiving ship aat New York to naval station, Cavite, P. I. Assistant Paymaster M. H. Karker, from navy yard. New York, to supply. Naval Constructor William McEntee, to Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Mass. Chief Machinist A. D. Devlne, orders June 5, 1912, revoked. Machinist O. T. Purcell, from Supply; wait orders. OFFICE FURNITURE OUR STANDARD DESK 15 THE BEST DE5K VALUE IN THE WORLD W. B. Moses & Sons F & nth Sts. Founded <U Years! m nun Capital and Surplus, $125.000. Under Government Supervision. Washington & Southern Bank 1413 G Street N.W. Center Market Branch, No. 1 Wholesale Row. Open Tuesday, June 18. SACTS a domestic banking ly \ ^ business in all its branches, inviting ^ COMMERCIAL and SAVINGS accounts upon the most favorable terms. Issues Letters of Credit and Travelers' Checks, payable in all parts of the world. Pays a liberal rate of interest on both savings and checking accounts. Our Special Investment Department, Now being organized, will be appreciated by cus tomers and others desirous of investing their surplus funds in approved securities of unquestioned value. OFFICERS, J. Selwin Tait President Robert J. Wynne... .V. Pres. C. Mullikin V. Pres. Thos. P. Morgan, Jr..V. Pres. I. B. Dalrymple, Asst. Cashier DIRECTORS. C. C. Calhoun. Rot>t. H. Chapman. ?Ian P. Hum*. Thos.P.MorganJr. C. Mullikin. Chaa. M. Pepper. C. H. Rldeneur. J. Selwin Tait. Robt. J. Wynne. 3 ?Io on Savings Accounts. 2V*?lo on Checking Accounts, f iiiiiriniiiiiiiiniiiiiimiimmmmiiiiiiiiriiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBmiaaBawaana =TEN ITEMS OF PROGRESS Concerning the Commercial Fire Insurance Co? Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 5?%. | Efficiency in the Selection of Risks. EVERY wall managed lire insurance company aim* to experience a low loss ratio. Low loss ratio means few fires. The matter of few fires depends largely upon the moral character of the people who?e property the company insures. If they are good people they do not aet fire to their buildings In order to collect their fire insurance. In other words, the elimination of the moral hasard Is a most important thing. THE COMMERCIAL, is paying: special attention to the elimination of moral hasard?to the wise selection of risks- The investigation, on the personal side, of every applicant desiring a policy; the careful consideration of every piece of property submitted; the co-operation of competent and con scientious local inspectors?these are some of the measures of safety employed by the COMMERCIAL*. No other company is more careful and none more exacting than the COMMERCIAL in the se lection of risks. This company's loss ratio in 1911 was only 25%. If You and Your Property Are Right, the COMMERCIAL Will Prove a Worthy Safeguard. capital ti,ooo.?io Undivided iproflta over 1,000,000 Deposits over 6.900,000 ATISFACTORY SERVICE AND PROTECTION ?Same rate of interest on both large and small accounts. ?These and all other advan tages are yours when you deposit your money HERE. National Savings and Trust Company, Corner 15th and N. Y. Ave. FORTT-SIXTB TEAR. MM and 0* MOHBT b mo&KRUU uar ? m Money to Loan. Bscaiot hr rtnt osed of Joseph I, Weller, 6m F St N.W, CAPITAL fl.000.000 SURPLUS .. 12.000.000 RESOURCES OVER...->14.000.000 Who Will Look After Yoor Investments ?while you are out of town this-summer? Why bother your friends with your financial affairs when this bank, with re sources of over $14,000, 000, MAKES A BUSI NESS of attending to such matters? Call and confer with us. Let Us Supply the Travelers' Checks ?and Letters of Credit you'll need while abroad. Wa Issue these convenient Crrne of currency In varioua nominations. The Riggs NATIONAL BANK. , nam. AVE., off c. s. treasury. f