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Washington; New York; London. STOCKS HOLD FIRM Prominent Issues Are Fairly Strong at the Opening. GOOD ADVANCES ARE MADE Great Northern Preferred Is Feature, Increasing Gain Over Point. DEMAND FOR MINOR ISSUES Chief Factor la Favorable News From Agricultural Districts. Espe cially the Northwest. NEW YORK. July 1*5.?Great Northern preferred was the feature of a fairly strong opening in stocks today, with the initial gain of a point, which it soon in creased. Other strong Issues were Union Pacific. Reading. Amalgamated, National Lead and Steel, the last opening with a block of 4.O00 shares at a gain of Prices reacted after the opening, but speedily recovered. Steel, Amalgamated, Reading. Erie first preferred. Western v nion and Consolidated Gas all scoring 1 point gains. American Tobacco declined 2 points. Further Improvement Shown. Further improvement was made in the early part of the session. As on the previous day, the movement embraced a majority of the speculative favorites, nearly all of which rose at least a point, with Great Northern preferred the con spicuous feature. Reading, Steel and Amalgamated were again in demand, with some inquiry for such minor issues as Agricultural, Chemical and Pittsburg Coal preferred. The chief factor today was the favor able news from the agricultural districts, especially the northwest. Readjustment of the bank statement, bringing relaxed money rates, also was helpful. Bonds were steady. Specialties Make Gains. Atlantic Coast Line and such special ties as Central Leather. American Malt ing preferred. Biscuit, Harvester and Pa cific Telephone made material gains at midday, while Long Island, Rock Island preferred, Tennessee Copper and Stand ard Milling were' down 1 to 2^4 points. No price changes of note occurred in the late afternoon except a decline of two points in Snuff and one point in Underwood Typewriter, while Railway Steel Spring advanced 1%. COTTON MARKETS. NEWYOEX. NEW YORK. July 6.?The cotton mar ket opened firm at an advance of 2 to ? points In response to higher cables and ?old about 6 to 13 points net higher dur ing the middle of the morning on cover ing by sellers on the reaction of yester day and fresh buying for long account. Official weather advices failed to show as much rain as indicated by yesterday's private reports from Texas and the east ern belt forecast Indicated continued wet weather In sections where rain is believed to have already been excessive. There was heavy realizing on the advance and fluctuations were somewhat irregular, but the unfavorable weather news restricted aggressive selling for short account and the market ruled very steady toward the end of the first hour. After selling up to a net advance of 17 to 10 points on the new crop positions the market turned easier on private pre dictions that Texas would receive rain by Thursday and a favorable report as to the Texas crop outlook from a prominent traveling expert. Prices broke to within 3 or 4i points of last night's closing figures late in the forenoon in consequence, but the market at midday was a shade stead ier and a point or two up from the low est in anticipation of a bullish weekly weather report. Spot?Quiet; middling upland, 12.40, nom inal. Estimated receipts at all ports today. 1,200 bales, against 2,740 last week and 3<X> last year. For the week, 12,000 bales, against 13,002 last week and 4,890 last year. Today's receipts at "New Orleans, 20 bales, against 208 last year; at Houston, 120 bales, against 275 last year, and at Galveston, 216 bales, against 27 last year. The bullish weekly weather "report caused a rally of 5 or 6 points, follow ing the late forenoon break, but this Improvement was barely maintained, owing to the favorable private crop advices from the southwest, and the market was more or less unsettled dur ing the early afternoon, with active months ruling about 4 to 6 points net higher. LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL. July 1?.?Closing: Cot ton?Spot quiet: prices 3 to 7 points low er; American middling, fair, 7.91; good middling. 7.51; middling, 7.15: low mid dling, 6.85; good ordinary, 6.43: ordinary, 5.95. The 9ales of the day were 8,000 hales, of which 1,000 were for specula tion and export, and included 7.000 Ameri can. Receipts, 9.000 bales. Including 1,100 American. Futures opened easier and closed firm?July. 6.98H; July-Au gust. 6.97; August-September, 6.92; Sep tember-October, 6.80; October-Novem ber, 6.74: November-December. 670, De cember-January. 6.69; January-Febru ary, February-March, 6.89V&: March- I April, 6.70%; April-May, 6.71; May-June. 6.7.'. BERTHS FOR OHIO MEN! Resignation of Hilles Brings About Important Changes in Federal Service. Tlie resignation of Charles D. Hilles, secretary to the President, to become chairman of the republican national com mittee, will bring about Important read justments in the federal service and at the White House, in which a number of Ohio men are to play a conspicuous part. It Is said. It is understood that Carmi Thompson, at present assistant secretary of the De partment of the Interior, Is to be trans ferred to the White House as secretary to the President. L. C. Lay Itn. manager of the President's campaign in Ohio, is to succeed Thompson as assistant secre tary of the Interior Department. Allen to Succeed Andrew. Another change will be the transfer of Sherman Allen, assistant secretary to the President, who is to be made assistant secretary of the Treasury in place of A. Piatt Andrew, who recently resigned that position, and Granville W. Mooney. for mer speaker of the Ohio house of repre sentatives will succeed Mr. Allen at the White House. Former Representative Ralph Cole of Olrio. who did important work in the re?ent campaign, is to be made confidential legal adviser to the con troller of the currency in the Treasury 1'eparlnient. it is said. These changes, it Ib pointed out. will care for a number of Ohio men. and v ill make the White House KtsfT prac all Ohio, with the exception of 1 dolph Forater, assistant secretary to the President. 0 - > NEW YORK STOCK MARKET Received by private wire direct to The Star Office. Op^n. High. Low. Cins??. Airalearratcd Copper 82 b2lA Si?? f24 Am.Ap.Chem.com.. 614 614 61 61 Am.BeetSu?ar com. 734 734 73 73 American Caa com.. Z6yg L7 C6H Z6H American Can pfd... 117 117,4 117 1174 Am. Car A Fdy. com. 57 574 57 57 Amet. Coal Prod.com 934 954 954 954 American lea. 25 2 > 25 25 Amer. Linseed com -. 134 134 134 134 Am. Locomotive com. 414 414 414 414 American Malt cam. 154 i64 164 164 American Malt pfd-? 63 6) 60 60 Am.Sm.iIta;. com. 824 &24 824 824 Amer. Snuff com.... Iu3 I3i 165 165 Amer. Sugar com. ? ? ? 1274 1284 1274 1284 Amer. Tel. & Telet.. 1444 1454 1144 115 Amer.Tobacco com.. 295 205 205 295 Am.Tobacco new pfd 105 105 105 105 Amer. Woolen com.. 274 274 274 274 Anaconda Copper... 404 404 40J i -.04 At.,T. A Sante F.com. 1074 1084 1074 1074 Atlantic Coast Lina.. 140 140 140 140 BaldwinLoco.com.. 57 57 56,4 ?64 Baldwin Loco. pfd. ?. 106 106 10 j 106 Balto.AOhio com... 109 1094 109 109 Baito. & Ohio pfd ? ?. 874 874 874 874 Bethlehem Steel com. 35 354 35 354 Bethlehem Ste9l pfd. 68 63 68 6i Brooklyn Rap. Tran. 924 ^2*4 924 92H BrunswickiT er.com. 84 84 84 84 Brooklyn Union Gas. 143 14.4 143 1434 Buffalo,Roch. A Pgh. 1184 1184 1184 1184 Canadian Pacific 2054 2-6 2o54 2t6 Central Leather com. 264 264 '26 264 Chesapeake A Ohio- ? 794 834 794 80 C.,M.ASt. Paul com 1014 1014 1004 1004 Chicago A Northw'n. 135 135 135 135 C.,St.P.M. AO.com. 126 126 126 126 Chino Copper 31 314 304 31 Colorado Fuel A Iron. 294 -0 294 30 Colo. South'n 1st pfd. 744 744 744 744 Colo. Sou. 2d pfd.... 71 71 71 71 Coosol. Gas, N. Y... 1444 145 144 1444 Corn Products com-? 144 144 144 144 Denver A Rio G. pfd ? 354 354 354 354 Distillers' Securities.. 3i4 314 314 314 Erie R. R. com 344 344 344 344 ErieR. R. 1st pfd... 514 52'4 514 524 ErieR.R.2d pfd.... 42 42 42 42 General Electric.... 1774 1784 1774 1784 General Motors pfd.. 76 76 76 76 Goldfield Con. Min. .4 4 4 4 Great Northern pfd.. 1354 136!i 1354 1354 ? Great Northern Ore.. 43 43 43 43 j Gug'nh'm Explor.Co. 554 554 554 554 Illinois Central 1294 1294 1294 1294 Inspiration Copper... 184 18.4 184 184 Inter. Harvester com. 118 119 118 119 Interboro.-Met.... 204 20.4 204 204 Interboro.-Met pfd.. 584 584 ?84 584 Internatl Paper pfd. 57 57 17 57 Int. Stm. Pump pfd.. ?0 81 80 81 Kan.Qty.Sou.com. 25 > 25 25 25 Kan- City Sou- pfd.. 584 584 584 584 Lehigh Valley 1664 167 166 1664 Long Island com..... 53 53 53 53 LotrillardCo.com... 190 190 193 190 Louisville A Nashville 160 1604 1594 1604 Mackay Co- com.... 92 02 91 914 Mexican Petroleum.. 70 704 604 70 Miami Copper 58 284 274 284 M.,StP.AS.S.M .com. 147 1474 147 1474 Mo.,Kan. A Tex.com. 264 264 264 264 Missouri Pacific..... 364 364 364 364 National Biscuit com. 145 147 1444 1464 National Lead com.. 574 574 574 574 Nevada Con. Copper. 204 204 204 204 Norfolk A Western.. 1164 117 1164 1164 Northern Pasifis.... 120 1204 120 120 New York Central... 1144 1144 1144 1144 Pacific Mail St'mship 32 32 32 32 Pacific Tele. A Teleg. 494 494 494 494 Peana. Railroad.... 1234 1234 1234 1234 People's Gas, Chicago 116 1264 116 1164 Pittsburgh Coal com. 21 21 21 21 Pittsburgh Coal pfd. 914 914 914 914 Pubiic Serv.Cor.,NJ. 1104 1104 1034 1094 Railway St Sp. com.. 344 354 3:4 534 Ray ConsoL Copper. 204 204 204 204 Reading R.R. com.. 1624 1634 1624 1634 Rep. Ir. A Steel com. 264 ?.64 264 2-4 Rep. Ir. A Steel pfd.. 844 85 844 85 Rock Island com 244 244 234 234 Rock Island pfd 484 484 474 474 Rumley Qo. pfd 1014 1014 1014 1014 SeaboardAirL.com. 224 224 224 224 Southed Pacific.... 109 1094 109 1094 SoutbcrnRwy.com.. 284 29 284 29 Southern Rwy. pfd-. 764 774 764 77 Standard Milling com. 30 31 30 31 St L. A San F. 2d pfd 374 374 364 264 Texas Companies... 128 1294 128 1294 Tennessee Copper... 424 # 424 42 424 Toledo Ry.A Lt.com. 54 54 54 54 Toiedo,StL.A W.com 134 14 134 14 Toledo^tL.AW.pfd. 294 294 294 294 Twin City Rapid Tr.. 108 10S 103 108 Underw'd Typr.com. 1104 1104 1104 1104 Utd.Dry Goods com. 1004 101 100% 101 UnJJag A Paper com. 114 114 114 114 Union Pacific com.. ? 1654 1164 1654 165; s U.S.CastIr. P. pfd.. 5S4 534 584 584 U.S. Realty 844 864 844 854 U.S.Rubber com... 504 504 504 504 U.S. Rubber 1st pfd. 1064 1064 K64 1064 U.S. Steel com 63 694 69 694 U.S. Steel pfd 1124 1124 1114 1114 Utah Copper 614 614 614 614 Va.-Car.Chem. pfd.. 1164 1164 1164 1164 WabashR.Il.com... 44 44 44 44 Wabash R.R. pfd... 144 144 144 144 West Maryland com. 58 584 58 584 Weston Union Teleg. 83 834 83 834 Weotinghouse Elec. ? 774 774 764 7t4 HOURLY SALES OF STOCKS TODAY. 11 aJiL, 127,393 12m... 154,000 1 pjn, 183,500 2 p.m-, 215,400 CaD Money. 24 3 24 3 BONDS. Open. High. Low. do??. Atchison general 4s-. 974 974 974 974 Atchison 4s 1960 101 1044 1034 1G34 Balto- A Ohio genl 4s 974 974 974 974 Brooklyn R-T. con. 4s 924 924 924 924 Chi.,B-AQ-joint4s. 964 964 964 964 Chi., R-1. Pacific 4s.. ?84 C84 t84 684 Inter. Metro. 44s... 824 824 824 824 Northern Pacific 4s-? 994 994 994 994 Pa- consol. 34s 1915* 974 974 974 974 Pa- consol- 4s 1948* ? ? 1034 1034 1034 1034 Southern Railway*!. 784 784 784 784 Union Pacific oon. 4s. 1004 1004 1004 10O4 U.b.bteel2d5s. 1024 1024 1024 1024 EXCURSION BOAT StffKS. Goes Down Near Rockaway Beach. All Passengers Saved. NEW YORK, July 16-?The excursion steamer Rosedale. plying between New York and Rockaway Beach, is reported to have sunk oft Rockaway Beach. All on board are reported saved. During the past week there has been lit tle improvement In the condition of Mrs. Virginia Faulkner 'McSherry. former pres ident-general of the United Daughters < f the Confederacy, who has been ill for some time past at her home in Martina bur*. W. Va. LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS, Businw was almost at a standstill at the noon meeting today of the Washing ton Stock Exchange. Only one bond was sold, and in the stock list five transactions were recorded. Quotations all along the line were at established levels, but the brokers car ried very few buying or selling orders. Of the stocks s^old, Washington Railway and Electric preferred registered a slight gain over yesterday's figures, when a ten-share lot brought 95. Mer genthaler was offered at 2*J1, and two lots, one of ten shares and the other of five shares, were taken. Commercial National Bank in one ten share block brought 2U0, - while a lot of similar "ize o' Norfolk and Washington Steamboat stock wa3 taken at 20K. The one bond sale involved $1,000 Capital Traction ">s at IIIV2. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales?Regular call. 12 o'clock noou: Capital Traction ."is. $1,000 at 111%. Washington Railway and Electric pfd., 10 at So. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 10 -at 208. Merireuthaler, 10 ut 221. 5 at 221. Commercial National Bank, 10 at 200. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. U. S. registered 2s 100% 101% U. S. couiwn 2s 100% 101 U. S. registered 3s 101 ,M U. S. coupon fts 101 U. S. registered -lit 1.3 U. S. coupon -Is 113 GAS BONDS. Georgetown Gas Cert. lnd. 5s 103 Georgetown Gas 5s 108 110 Washington Gas 5a 111U 111% RAILROAD BONDS. Capital Traction 5s 111V4 111% Anacostia and Potomac 5s 99% City an<l Suburban 5s 104 Columbia 5s 100% Columbia 08 101 Metropolitan 58 107 110 Washington Rwy. and Elec. 4s.. S5 85% Washington. Ales, and Mt. V. 5s 03 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Electric Cons. 5s 103% 103% Potomac Electric Light 5s. 100% 107V* Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5s.. 104 105% American Tel. aud Telga. 4s 110 D. C. Paper Mfg. Co. 5s 100 Norfolk and Wash, steamboat 5s. 104 105 Riggs Realty 5s (long) 103% 101 Itiggs Realty 5s (short) 101 103 PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 122% Washington Rwy. and Elec. com.. 90 91% Washington Rwy. and Elec. pfd... 5)4% 95 Washington-Virginia Rwy. com 82^4 Washington-Virginia Rwy. pfd 81% Norfolk and Wash. Steamboat 206 210 Washington Gas 84% 85 Georgetown Gas 125 Eastern Light and Fuel 121% American Tel. and Telga 144 146 G. F. and O. Dominion 109 .... TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype 220 221 Lauston Monotype 91% 93 MINING STOCK. Greene-Cananea 9% 10 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American 175 185 Capital 212 258 Columbia 250 .... Commercial 200 209 District 142% .... Farmers and Mechanics 200 275 Lincoln 150 .... Metropolitan 203 210 Riggs 585 000 Second 100 .... National Bank of Washington 250 .... TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. American Security and Trust.... 295 300 National Savings and Trust 250 .... Union Trust 140 144 Washington Loan and Trust 235 United States Trust 140 152 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Citixens' 17 ..... Home 32o ? ? ? ? Union 258 ..... Bank of Commerce and Savings... 12% 17 Ea?t Washington 15% ..... FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington IS .... Corcoran SO .... Firemen's Genuan-American 270 .... National Union 7% .... Potomac 34 ..... TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia 3% ..... Real Estate 95 ..... MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapln-Sacks }?, 2*> D. C. Paper Mfg. Co 132% .... Emerson Steam Pump 25 Graphophone com 39 SO Graphophone pfd. .. 77 85 Security Storage SUj; Washington Market 17% ..... CHICAGO CATTLE MARKET. CHICAGO, July 16.?Cattle?Receipts. 2,5u0 head; market slow; beeves, 5.55a 9.55; Texas steers, 5.00a7.15; western steers, 5.y0a7.00; stockers and feeders, 3.80a?.30; cows and heifers, 2.60a7.70; calves, 6-50a8.75. Hogs?Receplts, 11,000 head; market strong to 5 higher; light, 7.20a7.67%; mix ed, 7.10a7.67%; heavy, 6.95e7.62%; rough, 6.95a7.15; pigs, 5.50a7.35; bulk of sales, 7.35a7.65. Sheep?Receipts. 18,000 head; market dull; native, 3.15a5.25; western, 3.40a5.25; yearlings, 4.15a5.75: lambs, native, 4.00a 7.25; western, 4.25a7.25. BUILDING PERMITS. The following building repairs were is sued today: To Charles B. Perry, to repair dwelling at 3022 14th street northeast; contractor, Q. V. Seek; estimated cost, $100. To L. N. Faute, to repair dwelling at 315 V street northeast; estimated cost, $100. To J. P. Guy, to repair dwelling at 1010 New Hampshire avenue; contractor, Wil liam F. Keenan; estimated cost, $167. To M. Healey, to repair store at 915 D street northwest; contractor, Charles Volland; estimated cost, $80. To Richard Gasch to repair store at 914 Oth street northwest; estimated cost, $2,900. Case in Havana and Another in Porto Rico Reported. Fumigate Ships. One new suspected case of bubonic plague has been found in the original in fected district in Havana, Cuba, accord ing to a report received today by Surgeon General Blue of the public health and ma rine hospital service. From Carolina, Porto Rico, also came 1 the report of another new suspected case. The surgeon general has issued an order to all medical officers and assistant surgeons in charge at all federal quar antine stations in this country to fumi gate throughout for the destruction of rats all vessels arriving from ports in South America and the West Indies. This order has been given as a further pre cautionary measure against the plague. Fatal Case at Dorado, P. B. A fatal case of bubonic plague was announced yesterday at Dorado, Porto Rico, probably due to rat infection. The public health and marine hospital serv ice dispatched three more experts to San Juan for laboratory work. With two new eases at Puerta de Tier ra. one suspected case at Santuree and one at San Juan, the total for Porto Rico now stands, according to the official fig ures, thirty-seven positive cases, three suspected cases and twenty-three deaths. Convention of Hibernians. CHICAGO, July 16.?More than 1,000 delegates to the convention of the An cient Ord?r of Hibernians are in Chicago today. Preceding the meeting today the delegates were to attend solemn ponti fical mass, celebrated by Archbishop James E. Quigley at Holy Name Cathe dral. Later the delegates were to be welcomed at their convention hall by Mayor Carter H. Harrison. The women's auxiliary of the order also will hold dally meetings until Thurs day, when the convention will end. I WEATHER * i> Unsettled, With Showers Tonight or Wednesday; Cooler Tonight. For the District of Columbia and Mary land, unsettled, showers tonight or Wed nesday; cooler tonight; light to moderate north and northeast winds. The Georgia coast storm of Tuesday has moved into extreme northwestern Florida with diminished energy, and with no high winds, except those recorded Tuesday between Charleston and Jack sonville. It Is decidedly cooler' in the middle Mississippi valley, the lake region and the St. Lawrence valley, with tempera tures from 8 degrees to 15 degrees below the seasonal average. In New England, the middle Atlantic states and the south west temperatures continue comparative ly high, while in the northwest and ex treme west they have risen considerably, especially in the Pacific states. , Local showers and thunderstorms oc curred over all districts east of the Mis sissippi river, and also in the central and southern Rocky mountain region and the southwest. In the northwest and ex treme west the weather was fair. Unsettled, showery weather will con tinue tonight and Wednesday in the At lantic and east gulf states, with lower temperatures in the north. In the lake region and Ohio valley the weather will be fair with Jower tempera ture tonight in the latter district and ris ing: temperature Wednesday in the for mer. Hie winds along the New England coast will be moderate northwest and north; on the middle Atlantic coast light to moderate variable over southern, and north and northeast over northern por tion; on the south Atlantic coast mod erate, mostly southeast; on the east gulf coast moderate variable. Records for Twenty-Four Hours. The following were the readings or the thermometer and barometer at the weather bureau for the twenty-four hours beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday: Thermometer^Yesterday, 4 p.m., 88; 8 p.m., 75; 12 midnight, 75; today, 4 a.m., 74; 8 a.m., 77; 12 noon, 89; 2 p.m., 87. Maximum, 90, at 12:30 a.m. today; mini mum, 73, at 5 a.m. today. Temperature same date last year?Max imum, 90; minimum, 70. Barometer?Yesterday, 4 p.m., 30.06; ? p.m., 30.07; 12 midnight, 3<).08; today, 4 a.m., 30.06; 8 a.m., 30.11; 12 noon, 30.10; 2 p.m., 30.10. Condition of the Water. Temperature and condition of water at 8 a.m.: Great Falls?Temperature. 79; condition, 1,500. Dalecarlia reservoir? Temperature, 78; oondition at north con nection, 1.800; condition at south connec tion, 1,000. Georgetown distributing res ervoir?Temperature. 79; condition at ef fluent gatehouse, 200. Tide Tables. Today?Low tide, 3:18 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; high tide, 9:18 a.m. and 9:55 p.m. Tomorrow?Low tide, 4:15 a m. and 4:50 p.m.; high tide, 10:13 a.m. and 10:47 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today?Sun rose, 4:47 a.m.; sun sets, 7:23 p.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises, 4:48 a.m. Moon sets, 9:23 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-Biver Waters. Special Dispatch to The Stah HARPERS FERRY. W. Va.. July 16? Potomac clear and Shenandoah slightly cloudy thys morning. ? GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. NEW YORK. NEW YORK, July 16.?Flour?Unset tled; spring patents, 5.35a5.50; winter straights, 4.75a4.90; Kansas straights, 4.70&4.90. Wheat?A further break of 1% in wheat this morning reflected continued liquida tion, increasing southwest receipts and splendid crop news. September, 1.02a 1.02%; December, 1.04?4al.04%. Pork?Quiet Beef?Steady. Lard?Steady. Raw sugar?Firm; muscovado, 89 test 3.42; centrifugal, 96 test, 3.92; molasses, 89 test, 3.17. Refined, steady. Petroleum?Steady. Molasses?Steady. Hay?Quiet. Hides?Steady. Ledther?Firm. Butter?Barely steady; receipts, 19,650 packages. Creamery thirds, 23a24%. Cheese?Irregular; receipts. 7,861 boxes. State, whole milk, new, white, specials, 15al5%; do., colored, 15^; do., average fancy white, 15; do., colored, 15al5%. Eggs?Irregular; receipts, 23,632 cases. Fresh gathered dirties, No. 1, 16al6%; do., inferior, 12al4. Poultry?Dressed, firm; western broilers fresh killed, 24a27; fowls, 15al7; turkeys, BALTIMOBE. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md? July 16?Wheat? Easier; spot contract, 98%; July, 98%; August, 98%; September. 99%; steamer No. a red, 94%; receipts, 49,743 bushels; southern by sample, 75a97; southern on grade, 94%a98%. Corn?Dull and loWer; spot contract, 76%; receipts, 8,245 bushels. Oats?Unsettled; No. 2 white, 53%a54%; standard white, 53%a54; No. 3 white, 53a 53'4; receipts, 16,178 bushels. Rye?Quiet; No. 2 western export un changed; No. 2 western domestic un changed. Hay?Dull; No. 1 timothy unchanged; No. 1 clover mixed unchanged. Grain Freights?Quiet; steam to Liver pool, per bushel, unchanged. Cork for orders per quarter unchanged. CHICAGO. CHICAGO, July 16.?Crop conditions to day that it would be difficult to improve resulted In forcing the wheat market to take a fresh downward plunge. Selling, however, was not on such a liberal scale as had previously been the case. Predic tions of bumper yields continued to come from Minnesota and the Dakotas. In ad dition, Nebraska reports asserted that state would produce 50,000,000 bushels, as against 39.000,000 bushels a year ago. The opening here ranged from 1 lower to a shade advance. September started at 96% to 96%, varying from %a% decline to a gain of one-sixteenth and dropped to 95%. July fell 2c to 99. Both longs and shorts unloaded corn. Fine weather made the crowd bearish. September opened %a% to %a% lower, at 67% to 67%, touched 67% and then de scended to 66%a06%. Oats ruled heavy in consequence of the weakness of other grain. There was considerable country selling. September started % to %a% off, at 33**33%, to 34% and saggxl to 33%. A lighter run of hogs led to firmness at the outset in the provision market, but the depression of cereals acted later as more than an offset. Initial transactions were from 5 cents lower to a like amount up, with September delivery 18.12% to 18.15 for pork, 10.57% for lard and 10.42% to 10.47% for ribs. kye. No. 2. 73; Barley. 50al.l0; timothy seed, 6.50a7.00; clover seed. 15.00al8.00. After a little further dip rain helped bring about a rally, but did not prevent a subsequent temporary relapse to a point lower than before* The close was easy, with September %a%c net lower at LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL, July 16.?Closing: Wheat ?Spot steady; No. 2 red western winter, 8s 7d; No. 2 Manitoba not quoted; No. 3 Manitoba, 7s 10%d; futures easy; July, 7s 6%d; October, 7s I%d; December, 7s %d. Com?Spot steady; old American mixed, 6s ll%d; new American kiln dried, 6s lOd; futures steady; July nominal; September, 4s 8%d. It matters little what It la that you want?whether a situation or a serv ant?a want ad In The Star will reach the person who will fill yeur need. POX ALL. HEIGHTS ? Foxall Heights Company to* William F. and Annie A. Mcllwee. lot 2. square 1354; $10. FOURTEENTH STREET TERRACE - Lynchburg Investment Corporation to Erwin H. Hobbs. lot 4, square 2714: flO. MOUNT PLEASANT?Jacob Levin et ux. to Michael A. Zelig. lots 636 and 637, square 2677: 110. BARRY FARM?Frank F. Luckey et ux. to William H. Underdiie, part lot 22, section 1: $10. *? BLOOMSBURG PARK?Charles L. Shank et ux. to I?aac A. Edwards, lot 66, block 8: $10. I STREET NORTHWEST between 8th and 0th streetB?Albert Schulties et al. to Chapin B. Bauman, part original lots 2 and 3, square 403; $10. Chapin B. Bauman conveys same property to* Albert Schulties; $10. LE DROIT PARK?James Martin et ux. to Leonard and Olivia L. Crovato, lot ;4?, square ?I0K; $10. NO. 2000 12TH STREET NORTHWEST? Matie A. Sweeney to Lavana J. Moss, lot 28, square 273; $lO. VILLA PARK HEIGHTS?Clara A. Mar den et vir, Edwin R-, to Loura O. Smith, lot 01, square 4301; $496.88. WEST WOODRID-OE?John L. Warren et ux. to Frederick A. Linger, part lot 5, square 4287, and all lot S , square 4288; part lot 40, square 4288, and all lots 49. r>0 and 54, square 4288; $10. NO. 208 E STREET NORTHWEST?Ed ward L. Ward to Douglas C. Marshall, east half original lot square 388: $10. SEVENTH AND E STREETS SOUTH EAST?M. I. Weller to Rita Weller, part original lot 4, square 902; $10. MOUNT PLEASANT?Clara S. Simonds to Bertha Odenwald, lot 65, square 2885: $10. MERIDIAN HILL?Sarah F. McLean to Howard H. Watkins. part lot 16, block 14: $10. MOUNT PLEASANT?Frances Augus terfer et al. to William R. Rose, lot 57; $10. MOUNT PLEASANT AND PLEASANT PLAINS?William R. Rose et ux. to Frances Augusterfer and William L. Miller, part lot 1;'$10. ADDITION TO LE DROIT PARK? Arcturus L. Howard et ux. to David C. and Minnie L. Wright, lot 25, block 16; $10. WALTER STREET SOUTHEAST be tween 12th and 13th streets?Harry A- Kite et al. to Frederick Myers, lot 246, square 1015; $10. WALTER STREET SOUTHEAST be tween 12th and 13th streets?Harry A. Kite et al. to Hattie and Joseph Campbell, lot 242, square 1015; $10. Same to William H. Barnes, lot 225, square 1015; $10. Same to Oliver R. * Rogers, lot 241, square 1015; $10. Same to Jacob W, Stevens, lot 247, square 1015; $10. 046 S STREET NORTHWEST?Mary S. Campbell to Elizabeth G. Shippen, lot 109, square 363; $10. PETWORTH?Charles J. Walker et ux. to William W. and Mary G. Chase, lot 49, square 34; $10. WOODRIDGE?John Seater et ux. to James A. and Mary C. McCarthy, part lot 18, block 9; $10. NINTH STREET SOUTHEAST between K and L streets?James T. Kenyon et ux. to Joseph and Vincenza Meruccl, lot 22. square south oi 951; $10. LANGDON?Arthur C. Romhilt to Bessie Lee Romhilt, lot 15, block 21; $10. TRINIDAD?Robert T. Delany et ux. to John T. Simons, lot 78, block 2; $10. NO. 12G1 35th STREET NORTHWEST? James F. Shea, trustee, et al. to Ben jamin F. and Lillian E. Williams, lot 80, square 1221: $2,100. PETWORTH?Albert J. Pyne et ux. to Eugene and Nellie Van Busklrk,- lot 28, square 32; $10. INGLESIDE?Mary C. Tucker to John S. Tucker, lot 17, block 1; $10. John S. Tucker et ux. conveys same property to Carl H. Smith; $10. AnXcOSTIA?Alfred L. Fuss et ux. to Henrv Adlung, part lots 472, 473 and 474; $10. ELEVENTH AND O STREETS SOUTH EAST?Frederick S. Young et al. to Robert R. Mahorney. all interest in square south of '001; $10. COLUMBIA HEIGHTS?Harry P. Hud dleson et ux. to Herbert W. T. Jenner, lot 86, square 286S; $10. I THE COURTS District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT?Justice Anderson. In re estate of John Savary; account of receivers referred to auditor; attorney, r. A. Fenning. Toner agt. Barr: sale finally ratified, plaintiff's attorney, W. K. Quinter; de fendant's attorney, H. H. Obear. Lahsburgh agt. Philadelphia Saving Fund Society; G. C. Purves, R. K. Tyler and Charles G. Warden substituted as trustees; plaintiff's attorneys, Lyon & Lyon. Hibbs agt. Moore: final decree confirm ing agreement fo^ settlement' of interest of Clarence Moore in W. B. Hibbs & Co.. and appointing trustee to convey; plaintiff's attorney. George Francis Wil llams. Curtis agt. Curtis: previous order modi fied; plaintiff's attorney, Jabez Lee. Somervllle agt. American Realty Com pany; reference to auditor; plaintiff's at torney, A. A. Hoehling, jr.; defendant's attorney, M. D. Rosenberg. Jordan agt. American Security and Trust ! Company; auditor's report confirmed and payment ordered: plaintiff's attorney, H. H. Glassie; defendant's attorney, S. C. Peel.le. Harris agt. Harris; rule returnable July 25: plaintiff's attorney, F. B. Rhodes; de fendant's attorney, George F. Collins. CIRCUIT COURT?Justice Anderson. Carol agt. Keane Company; motion of O. H. Osterman to withdraw appearance as attorney for defendant granted; ap pearance of Baker, Sheehy & Hogan filed and motion to withdraw plea and file de murrer forthwith granted. Crittenden agt. Whitfield; exceptions filed; appeal noted; bond, $1,000; plaintiff's attorney, W. L. Houston; defendant's at torneys, F. J. Hogan and D..W. Baker. Reynolds agt. Washington Gas Light Company; motions continued to Friday, July 19; plaintiff's attorneys, L. H. David, L. J. Mather and O. A. Bigoness; defend ant's attorneys, Berry & Minor, E. H. Thomas and P. H. Marshall. Holtzman agt. Reed; judgment for want of sufficient affidavit; plaintiff's attorneys, Lester & Price; defendant's attorney, K. E. Mattingly. Tulloch agt. Capuzaya Mining Com pany; leave to file amended affidavit granted and motion to quash attachment overruled; plaintiff's attorney, C. E. Emig;; defendant s attorney. John Ridout. Seeley agt. Brown; bill of exceptions submitted; plaintiff's attorneys, Douglas, Baker. Ruffln & Obear; defendant's at torneys, R. B. Dickey and John Ridout. Crittenden agt. Whitfield; judgment for (possession; plaintiff's attorney, W. i-?. Houston; defendant's attorney, F. J. Hogan. CRIMINAL COURT?Justice Anderson. United States agt. Raymond Jordan; assault to kill; bill of exceptions signed and time to file transcript extended to August 15; attorney, W. E. Ambrose. BANKRUPTCY COURT?Justice Ander son. In re Thomas E. Waggaman; sales finally ratified. PROBATE COURT?Justice Anderson. Estate of Benjamin Andrews; sugges tion of marriage and order permitting pe titioner to continue suit in her present name; attorney, H. H. Glassie. Estate of Harriet D. Yates; cause re ferred to auditor; attorney, H. C. Stew art. . . , In re Thomas R. Robinson; order of al lowance; attorneys, Toomey & Toomey. In re Paul P. Truxton; order to sell note: attorneys, Kappler & Merillat. Estate of Claudius B. Jewell; order confirming sale and directing convey ance: attorney, S. C. Peelle. Estate of Lemuel H. Osgood; letters of administration granted to Jennie O. Gil bert; bond, $900; attorneys, Lyon & Lyon. Estate of Elizabeth C. Hobson; peti tion for probate of will filed; attorney, A. B. Leet. Estate of Jeannie Turnbull; will dated June 27. 1911, filed. Estate of Rose H. McFerran; will dated October 24, 1910. filed with petition for pepbate; attorney, Frank Stetson. Estate of John Mason Brown; will dated September 24, 1909, filed. In re Kenneth Crall; oidfer to incumber real estate; attorney, C. W. Fltts. Estate of Morrison R. Walte; exem plified copy of will filed. Estate of James A. Cross; ancillary let ters of administration granted to Fred M. Raymond; bond, $4,000. In re Le Roy H. Cartwright: petition for an allowance filed; attorney, W. C. Martin. | ARMY-NAVY \ *?, 4 Resignation of Chaplain Denning. The resignation of Chaplain Lawrence L. Denning, Coast Artillery Corps, lias been accepted By the President to take effect September 1 next. He is a native of Ohio and has been in the military service since June 9, 1908. ? To Inspect Pacific Coast Stations. Rear Admiral Twining, chief of the naval bureau of ordnance, will leave here tomorrow on a tour of inspection of the naval stations on the*Pacific coast. He will pay particular attention to the torpedo station at Puget sound and the navy yard at Mare Island. Cal. Army Orders. Capt. Leonard T. Waldron, Coast Ar tillery Corps, is relieved from the 27th Company and will report to the com manding officer, artillery district of San Francisco, for duty on his staff. First Lieut. William C. Koenic. Coast Artillery Corps, is relievrd from the 152d Company and placed on the unas signed list. Capt. Frank J. Morrow, 12th Infantry, is detailed for duty at the Pennsylvania state camp, Gettysburg, Pa.. July 22 to 31, 1012, and then will proceed to Gov ernors Island, N. Y., for duty pertaining to the maneuvers in Connecticut. Col. Edward J. MeClernand, 1st Cav alry. will proceed to Governors Island, N. Y., and take command of one of the divisions to be engaged in the maneuver campaign in the vicinity of New York city. ? Leave of absence for three months is granted Brig. Gen. James Allen, chief signal officer. Capt. Hugh K. Taylor, quartermaster, will proceed to San Francisco for duty on the transport Thomas, relieving Capt. Alexander J. Macnab, quartermaster. Leave of absence for two months is granted First Lieut. Charles L. Scott, 12th Cavalry. Leave of absence for four months is granted Maj. Louis Brechemin, jr., Med ical Corps. By direction of the President, and upon the application of Sergt. Maj. William J. Harris, 0th Infantry, that soldier will be placed upon the retired list. Maj. Ellwood W. Evans, paymaster, will proceed to Fort Howard, Md.. for the purpose of paying one company of Coast Artillery, organized militia of Maryland, that will participate In joint army and militia coast defense exercises at that post July 14 to 28, 1012. Naval Orders. Ensign E. C. Raguet, orders July 10, 1912, revoked. Ensign H. W. Hosford, from McCall, to Smith. Ensign Ellis Lando, from Yorktown, to receiving ship at Mare Island, Cal. Midshipman H. G. Patrick, from Min nesota, to Mississippi. Gunner G. D. Samonski, to navy yard, Boston. Chief Carpenter C. P. Hand, to re ceiving ship at Mare Island, Cal. Paymaster Clerk F. J. Farber, to Iris. Paymaster Clerk N. R. Wade, resig nation accepted. Naval Movements. The Sylph has arrived at Washing ton; the Iowa and Tallahassee at Tan gier sound; the Caesar at New London; the Rhode Island and New Jersey at New York; the Annapolis at San Jose de Guatemala; the Walker at Newport, and the Whipple, Hull, Preble, Perry and Stewart at San Pedro. The Scorpion has sailed from Con stanta, Roumania for Odessa; the Prairie from Guantanamo for Cristo bal, and the Patapsco from Boston for Rockland, Me. The Tacoma has been detached from duty with the Atlantic reserve fleet. FOE ABSOLUTE DIVORCE. Proceedings Instituted by Mrs. Laura L. Ellis Against Hnsband. Proceedings for absolute divorce have been instituted in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbiaa by Mrs. Laura Lawscn Ellis, against Frank Ellis. The grounds for the divorce were not made public, as Attorney Nathaniel Wilson, representing the wife, obtained an order from Justice Anderson directing the clerk to place the papers in the safe. Under this order the clerk was obliged to deny to the newspaper men a view of the contents of the wife's application. Residents of Thurmont, Frederick coun ty, Md.. have called upon State Sanitary Engineer Robert W. Morse for some re lief from polluted wells, which they al lege are caused by some persons turning their wells Into cesspools FINANCIAL. FINANCIAL. i Deposits Over $5,400,000. Total Resources Over $8,000,000. Justified Confidence It Is a difficult mutter for many persons to understand Just what constitutes safety and strength in a bank. One of the first points to be considered is THE MKN BE HIND THE BANK?Its directors and officers. We wel come a care Ail Inquiry as to the business standing of our directors and officers. The second point of Importance Is the statement of the bank's condition: Its capital, surplus, undivided profits. In vestments of its funds in loans, etc., deposits, total assets and liabilities. A careful study of the statements of this bank will speedily convince you of its strength and capacity to serve its patrons. A third feature^ worthy of careful consideration Is Its standing as a depository of public funds. For your informa tion we call attention to the fact that this bank is a des ignated legal depository for United States government. Phil ippine Islands. Panama Canal Zone, Porto Rico, Postal Sav ings Funds, United States Disbursing Officers, Municipal and Court Funds of the District, etc. Officers: ASHTON G. CLAPHAM. President. ELDRIDGE E. JORDAN, First Vice President. N. H. SHEA. Second Vice President. TUCKER K. SANDS. Third Vice President. JOHN POOLE, Cashier. HERBERT V. HUNT, Assistant Cashier. W. A. Byron S. Adams, ^Valter A. Brown, James A. CahiU. A. A. Chapin, W. A. H. Church, A. G. Clapham, John H. Clapp, Myer Cohen, J. J. Darlington. H. Bradley Davidson, Directors: H. Church, Chairman Chas. J. Faulkner, William F. Ham, David A. Howe, Eldridge E. Jordan, Wilton J. Lambert, Arthur Lee, Ralph W. Lee, William H. L^nn, Jno. L. Newbold, of Board. Fitnk B. Noyes, Arthur Peter, John Poole, Arthur E. Randle. Clarence B. Rheem, Hollis Rinehart. Tucker K. 9Bnds. N. H. Shea. E. Quincy Smtth, John P. Story, Jr. The Commercial National Bank, Comer 14th and q Streets N.W. The Batik of Personal Service K AN ANNUITY Issued by The Mutual Life Insurance Compsny will assure yea a life income, which is guaran teed by over five hundred and eighty-seven mil lion dollars of assets, accumulated in a success ful business experience of sixty-nine years. Applications received by THOMAS P. MORGAN. Fourth Floor Front. Southern BuiMlni. 15 th and H n.w. Money to Loan Secured by First Deed of Trust on Real Estste. Prevailing interest snd commission. Joseph I. Weller, 602 F St. N.W. " 4W7, and 5% MONET to lo8u on approved city real estate security. JESSE L. H RISK ELL. 1403 H et. n.w. ? I.I ? ' I I 1 ? _ II ? DELAYS "BEEF TBUST" PBOBE. Other Matters Before House Judic iary Committee. Postponement of the House Judiciary commltte's Investigation of the so-called beef trust was indicated tdday, when the committee met to consider a program. Other work under way, including the impeachfiient of Judge Archbald of the Commerce Court, the investigation of charges against Federal Judge Hanford of Seattle and the workmen's compensa tion act, promises to delay the trust in vestigation which the committee intends to p'rostcute under the Henry resolution. The judiciary comrAttee was unable to fix a definite program of future legis lation. A favorable report Was made on a bill to give complaining shippers the right of appeal when the interstate com merce commission finds in favor of com mon carriers. The Supreme Court held in the Proctor and Gamble case June 7 that shippers had no right of appeal. The bill giving them this right was urged by Luther M. Walter, a Chicago attorney, who appear ed for western shippers. Capital Surplus m4 undivided profits over $1,900,000 Capital ............. |1,000.000 YOU SHOULD | HAVE YOUR I WILL PREPARED f ?and executed by a re- X liable trlrst company if ? you desire your wishes ?|? carried out faithfully and % intelligently. ; * CTThis company prepares wills < * 'and acts in all capacities of *' trust. Conference Invited. ? * f The Washington I Loan & Trust Company, f fCor. 9th and F Sts. ^ JOHN JOT EDSON. Pre*ldeat. Capital $S50.000 Earned Surplus.... 3MO.OOO FUNDS FOR TRAVELING ?should be carried in safe and easily available form. The TRAVELERS' CHECKS and LETTERS OF CREDIT we issue are usable the world over. C7" Let u8 supply them for your vacation trip. COLUMBIA NATIONAL BANK, 911 F Street N.W. The Safest Investments Are those that do not fluctuate during dis turbed conditions of the money or stock market. First deed of trust notes (first mortgages), well secured on real estate tn the District of Columbia, constitute "gilt edge" investments. They do not depend upon the financial reaponatbility of indi viduals or corporations for their stability and are exempt from taxation as personal property. We can supply such investments In amounts from $.700 upward. Send fur booklet, "Concerning Loans and invest ments." Swartzell, Rheem & Hensey Co., 727 15th ST. N.W. ESTABLISHED 1814. Resources Nearly $2,000,000. Keep Track ?Of Your petty extrava gances for a while and you'll soon see HOW you can have a bank account. ?SAVE what you have been wasting. Accounts of every size welcome in OUR SAVINGS DEPT. 3% Compound Interest allowed. Nat'l Bank protection. Farmers & Mechanics' National Bank, 31st and M streets, Georgetown. 015 F N.W. EQUITABLE Co-operative Building Association INDEPENDENCE IS WITHIN THE UIl A SI* OF THOSE WHO SAVE The systematic saving i?lan of the Equitable has been lb.- foundation of successful having and home buying for thousands. You can adopt it with profit. Shares can be taken at any ime in the 63d issue. . Shares, $2.50 Each. John Joy Edson. I'resld'nt. K!li< Vlee IVnii'i-d. ivrry 15. 'i urp.n. 2nd Vice I'resident. Frank 1*. Itecside, Secretary. Lillian Russell Eats Onions And she advises others to go and do likewise, if they would be beautiful. Like many other things. she says, this advice may not seem poetic, but it appears to be sensible: "In the spring I believe in a liberal daily dose of raw onions to be a matchless natural medicine for the toning up of the system and the consequent ton ing up of the complexion. And I have always prac ticed what I am preaching. Onions may not be pretty things, but they can make prettiness to a con siderable degree." "Confessions of a Modern Mrs. Ponce de Leon" she calls her article. She s^ys "raving beauties" are made, not born, "and they are made by themselves; not artificially, but by obeying rigidly nature's rules for the gaining of beauty." This article and "The New Campaigning" By KATHERINE GRAVES BUSBEY. "Shanghaiing of Little Welsh" By S. TEN EYCK BOURKE and CHARLES FRANCIS BOURKE. "A Combination in . Restraint of Trade" By FREDERIC VAN RENSSELAER DEY. "Speeding Up Uncle Andy" By SEWELL FORD. "The Control of Chance" By DAVID BRUCE FITZGERALD. and the concluding chapters of "The Lost World" By SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE. In the Next Sunday Magazine OF The Sunday Star