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i ? , ,i Washington; New York; London. RECORDS LATE GAINS Market Tendency at Opening, However, Is Downward. INITIAL CHANGES SMALL Selling Movement Due to Announce ment of Extra Session of Congress. ATTACK OPENED BY BEARS Stocks Expected to Be Host Influ enced by Tariff Revision Lack Support and Decline. NEW YORK. November 1C.?The tend ency of the stock market at the opening today was downward, although the initial changes in most cases were small. Sell ing of stocks was attributed to last night's announcement that an extra ses sion of Congress was to be called in the spring. Traders sold the active list freely and also singled out special stocks that are expected to b? affected by tariff revision. Resultant losses ran from 1 to 2 points, and embraced steel, Reading, St. Paul, h*-et supar. woolen and paper. Bears Make Attack. The market closed strong. London sent over an irregular list of prices today and the local market"opened with some hesi tation and with a yielding tendency which was intensified later when the bears made a determined attack in all quarters of the list Stocks which it was expected would be most influenced by tariff revision lack.-d support and went off easily, with declines reaching points in some in stances. Recognized leaders of the market also felt the pressure to a considerable ex tent, and losses of a point were well scat tered through this section. In the last half hour there was a brisk upward movement, which canceled the day's losses in the leaders and established plight gains in many cases. The Money Market. Close: Prime mercantile paper. 6 per cent. Sterling exchange steady with ac tual business in banker's bills at 480.90 for sixty-day bills and at 485.05 for de mand. Commercial bills, Bar sil ver, ?2*4. Mexican dollars, 4*94. Govern ment bonds, steady. Railroad bonds, steady. Money on call nominal. Time loans, strong; sixty-day. G per cent bid, and ninety-day, 5?4a?; six-month, 5>?. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. NEW YOBK. NEW YORK. November ltl.?Flour? Quiet and barely steady. Spring patents. 4.45a4.75; winter straishts. 4.45a4.55; winter patents, 4.65a5.10; spring clears, 4.15a4.45; winter extra. No. 1, 4.05a4.15; winter extra. No. 2, 3.96a4 05; Kansas straights. 4.10a4.20. Wheat?Owing to big northwestern re ceipts and bearish Russian news, wheat opened easier, but later rallied on less favorable war news. December, 94 ll-16a 95; May. 98 5-16a98^. Beef?Steady; mess, in.00a20.00; family, 23.00a24.<*>; beef hams, 28.00a31.50. Pork?Steady; mess. lS.75al9.oO; family, 23.00a24.?i0; short clear?, 22.00a24.30. I^ard?Easy; middle western, ll.25all.35. Sugar?Raw steady; muscovado, *!) test, 3.55; centrifugal. 9*5 test, 4.05. Molasses sugar, Xt test. refined quiet; crushed, 3.??; granulated, tine, 4.!*'; powdered, 5.0). Petroleum?Steady; refined, barrels, 8.35. Molasses?Steady; New Orleans open kettle. 37a52. Hay?Quiet; prim?- nominal; No. 1, 1.10 *1.124; No. 2. 95a 1.00; No. :t. 75a80. llid?s?Firm; Bogota. ^8,?a29^; Central American, 2*V?. leather ? Firm; hemlock, firsts. 27a28; ?fronds. 2?>a27; thirds. 23a24; rejects, 18. Butter ? Firm; receipts. 4.305 tubs; creamery extras, .'15; firsts. 32a34; sec onds, 2>?r:a.">l: third.", 20a2*; held, extras, -t2l~; firsts. .'iit'/caC'J; seconds. 2-a.^O: state, dairy, finest. 33; good to prime, 2Sa32. < *h?*es?? Steady and unchanged; re ceipts. l.I.V; boxes. E?g?Steady and unchanged; receipts, 4,4:;7 rases. Ijve poultry Dull; western chickens, tll'jal."'.; fowls, 12al2Vs; turkeys, IS. Dres-wed poultry ? Steady; fresh killed western < h ckens, IJal*; fowls, 13Hal6!4; turkeys, 16a24. BALTIMORE. ?NjKviaJ I>Uj>atrh to Th<- Star. BALTIMORE, Md, November 10.? Wheat?Easier; Spot No. 2 red, l.tiOVi: spot No. 2 red western, 1.(2%*; November No. 2 red, PkV*; December red, 1.01%; January red, 1.08Jj; steamer No. 2 red. Receipts, 42,7l?."i bushels. Exports, iiWbushels. Southern on mrade, !H'^a 1 ?*orn?Easier; spot contract, Hl^; >'ear, ??1 ;4; January. 51. Receipts, 3.290 bushels. Exports. 17.143 bushels. ^?ats?Easier; No. 2 white, stand ard white. ::T4; No. 3 white. 35>ia30; re ?eipts. 2*>.??> bushels; exports, 6?,000 bushels. Ry?-?Quiet; No western, domestic, 7!?a>0: receipts. 0.."?52 busliels. I lav?Steady. No- 1 timothy, uii'hang ed; No. 1 clover, m'xed, unchanged. Grain fre^nts?r Irm; steam to Liver pool. per bushel, unchanged; Cork for orders, per quarter,, unchanged. CHICAGO. CHICAGO, November 1&?Reports that country elevator stocks northwest were three times as large as a year ago had a depressing effect today on wheat. The opened varied from UaS lower to hi, ad vance. I>ecember started at S?J>4 to SG^a a shade to off, touched 80% and then declined to <"om suffered from free selling due to uood weather. I?ecernber opened V, to '?own. at 47% to 47rs?, rall:e<l to 47!S?a47\ and fell l.>at k lu 4i*S* It'-sting commission orders to buy nisid? i <>at market steady. I t-ctymher, whk-h started unchanged to '* higher. at 3?M* to seemed inclined to keep within that range. Provisions developed a little strength on account of lighter local stocks and liberal shipments. First salt's were at JVs decline to a like advance, with Janu ary at 18.55 for pork. 10.55 for lard and. 10.00 to 10.024 for ribs. LIVEBPOOL. LIVERPOOL. November 16.?ClosinK? Wheat?Spot easy; No. 1 Manitoba new. ~s 8d: No. 2 Manitoba new, 7s 6d: No. :i Manitoba n> w, 7s 4d; fu.ures steadv Dc <e!rt?or, 7s 4d;'March. 7< :iV, May. 7s 2>-ii ' 'orii?Spot easy; new American, kiln dried. C?s S'-jd; futures steady; December is ll1 ?d; January, is lVML News Briefs. The educationa' committee of the Bel air (Md.) Civic Club has p anned a series of parents' meetings, to be held during the school year for the purpose of bring ing about an effective co-operation of Parents ard teachers. James Brown, a Baltimore negro, em ployed on the state road near Boonsboro, Md.. was sentenced by Justice Ankeney Friday to the house of correction for one : ear for assaulting Offl< er Lowtnan at Punkstown. Whi'e taking a heavy piece of freight fV>m the car to the platform at Salisbury, ^d., Friday. Frank Di'haroon. a brake ?--.i on the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk railroad, slipped and was serlous injured. Tin residence of J. William Bradshaw :u Cambridge. Md., was destroyed by lire Thursday. WEEKLY RANGE OF PRICES. Washington Stock Exchange. AMOUNT. $2,000 1,000 1,500 5,300 1,000 2.000 1.500 3,000 2,000 BONDS. Capital Tract on Anacostia & Potomac 5s Columbia R. R. 5s Washington Rwy. & Elec. 4s Potomac Electric cons. 5* Potomac Electric 5s Norfolk & Washington Steamboat 5s. Chesapeake & Potomac Tel. 5s Rlggs Realty 5s (long) $19,500?Total amount of bonds. SHARES. 7 200 245 158 52 27 10 ?> 20 5 13 20 39 STOCKS. Capital Traction Washington Rwy. & Elec. com. Washington Rwy. & Elec. pfd. Washington Gas Mergenthaler Lanston American National Bank Commerc.al National Bank.... National Metropolitan Bank... American Security & Trust.... United States Trust Arlington Insurance Graphophone com Graphophone pfd Oppn. 1 10*2 101 ioo% 83% 100% 106% 100 104 103% I2:s 89 88% 87 oo 5 io 91% 172% 201 211 305 140 15 53% 80 High. 110% 101 100% 83% 100% 106% 106 104 10?.% 123 89 90 87 225 91% 172% 201 211 305 140 15 53% 80 Low. 110% 101 100% 83% 100% 106% 106 104 103% 123 89 88% 87 224% 91% 172% 201 211 305 140 15 53% 80 123 89 90 87 224% 91% 172% 201 211 305 140 15 53% 80 803?Total shares of stocks. NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co., bankers and brokers, Hibbs building, members New York Stock Exchange, Washington Stock Exchange and Chi cago Board of Trade. RAILROADS. Open. High. Low. Close. A., T. & 6. F. com.. 107% 107% 107% 10714 Balto. & Ohio com... 106 106% 106 106% Brooklyn R. T 89% S9% 89% 89% Canadian Pacific 267 268% 266% 267% Chesapeake & Ohio.. 81% 81% 80% 81% Chi. & G. W. com.... 18% 184 18% 18% C.. M. & St. P. com. 115% llo% 114% 115% Chi. & N.W. com.... 140 140 140 140 Den. & Rio G. com.. 21% 21% 21% 21% Den. & Rio G. pfd... 40% 40% 4<?% 44>% Erie com 34% 34% 33% 34% Erie, 1st pfd 51% 51% 50% 51% Great North, pfd.... 137% 137% 137% 13T7% Interboro-Met. com.. 19% 19% 19% 19% Interboro-Met. pfd... 64% 65 64% 65 Kan. C. South, com. 27% 27% 27% 2I'M Kan. C. South, pfd.. 61% 61% 61% 61% Lehigh Valley 174 174% 173 174% Louis. & Nashville.. 146% 146% 146 146% Mo., Kan. & T. com. 2S 2-i 28 28 M., S. P. &S.S.M.com. 142 142% 142 142% Missouri Pacific 43% 44% 43% 44% N. Y. Cen. & H. R.. 114% 115% 114% 115% ?Norfolk & Western.. 115% 115% 115% 115% Northern Pacific 124% 124% 121% 124% Pennsylvania 123% 123% 123% 123% Reading com 170% 172 170 172 Rock Island com.... 26 26 25% 26 Rock Island pfd 48% 49 48% 49 St. L & S. F. 2d pfd. 34% 34% 33% 33% South. Pac. com 110% 111% 110% 1117% South. Rwy. com.... 29% 2D% 29% 29% South. Rwy. pfd 82 82 81% 82 Third Avenue 37% 37% 36% :<?% Union Pacific com.. 171% 173% 170% 173 Union Pacific pfd.... 91% 91% 91% 91% Wabash pfd 14 14% 14 14% INDUSTRIALS. Amalgamated Copper 84% 85% 83% 85% A. Beet Sugar com.. 55 55 53% 54% Am. Can com 41 41% 40% 41% Am. Car pfd 122% 122% 122 122 Am. Car. & F. com.. 60 60 60 60 A. Cotton Oil com... 58% 59% 58 59% Am. Ice Securities... 19% 19% 19% 19% A Locomotive com.. 46 46 45% 46 j Am. Sm. and R. com. 79 79% 78% 79% ; Am. Su. Ref com.. ..120% 120% 120% 120% ! Am. Tel. and Tel 142% 142% 142% 142% j Am. Woolen pfd <S4 N4 82 82 Anaconda Copper 43% 43% 42% 43% Cen. Leather com.... 30 30 28% 29% Central Leather pfd.. 97% 97% !?7% 97% Chino Copper 48% 48% 48 48% Col. F. and I. com... 30% 36% 36% 36% Consol. Gas, N. Y... .142% 142% 142 142% Corn Prod. Ref. com. 16 16 15% 15% Distillers' Securities.. 27% 27% 27 27% General Electric 181 181 181 181 Gold field Consol 2% 2% 2% 2% ; Great Nor. Ore 46% ???% 45% 45% Int. Harvester com.. 121 121 121 121 Int. Paper 13 13 12 12% Int. Paper pfd 52% 54 52 54 ' Lac. Gas Light com. 105% 105% 105% 105% Miami Copper 2#% 28% 28% 28V* National Lead com... (??% 60% 59% 60% Peo. Gas. of Chicago. 116% 11?% 116% 116% Pressed St. Car com.. 37 37 37 37 Pullman Co 166% 1?G% 106% 166% Ry. St Spr. com 30% 36% 36% 36% Ray Consol. Cop 22% 22% 22% 22% Rep. I. and S. com.. ~ ,s 29% 29 29% Rep. 1. and S. pfd... 91% 91% 91 5)1% S.-S. S. and I. com.. 50 50 50 50 Tenn. Copper 40% 41 40% 41 U. S. Rubber com 54% 55% 54% 65% U. S. Rubber 1st pfd.107% 107% 1<W% 107% U. S. Steel com 74% 73% 73% 75% I*. S. Steel Pfd 112 112% 111% 112% Utah Copper 63% 63% 62% 63% West. Union Tel..... 78 78 78 78 West. E. and L. com. 80% 81 80s; 80% BONDS. Atch. Convert. 4s 105% 105% 105% 105% C.. K. I. and P. 4s... 67% 67% 67% 67% Inter. Metro. 4%s 8?>% 80% 80% 80% Pa. Con. 3%s. 1915... 96% 90% 96% 96% U. S. Steel 2d 5s 102 102 102 102 NEW YORK CURB PRICES. Quotations furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co., members New York Stock Exchange. _ Opeu. High. Ix>w. Clo*e. Bra?ien Copper 9 9 9 9 British Col. Copper.. 4% 4% 4% 4% British-Aui. Tobacco. 23 2ni, Butte York) .. 2 1-16 21-16 2 U I Oiroux Copper 4% 434 4% 4V Xlpitfsing Mines Co.. 8% S% 8% 4% NEW YORK BANKS. NEW YORK, November 16.?The state ment of the actual condition of clearing house banks and trust companies for the week shows that' they hold $7,268,200 re serve in excess of legal requirements. This is an increase of $817,600 from last week. The statement follows: I>aily average? Loans, $1,906,468,000; decrease, $3,539, 000. Specie, $311,852,000: decrease. $1,241,000. Legal tenders, $80,878,000; increase, $1, 390 000. Net deposits, $1,716,672,000; decrease, $7. 681 000. Circulation, $46,628,000; increase. $73 000. Banks' cash reserve In vault, $329, 588,000. Trust companies' cash reserve in vault, $tE?,142.000. Aggregate cash reserve. $392,730,000 Excess lawful reserve, $5.2159,700; in crease. $1,'29,150. Trust companies' reserve: With clearing house members carrying 25 per cent cash reserve, $47,555,000. Actual condition: I>oans, #1,901.195.000; decrease, $6.795.000. .Specie, $::12 2'JO.OOO: decrease, $i?50,000. Legal tenders, $81,ti06,000; increase, $1,486,000. Net deposits, $1,710,576,000; decrease, $8,666,000. Circulation, $46,870,000; increase, $241,noo. Banks' cash reserve In vault, $890, 963,000. Tr*u%t companies' cash reserve in vault. $62,873 OuO. Aggregate cash reserve, $393,836,000. Kxcess lawful reserve, $7,268,200; In crease, $M7.<;<M. Trust companies' reserve: With clearing house members carry ing: Twenty-five per cent cash reserve, $50 34?.OTlO. Summary of state banks and trust com panies in Greater New York not includ ed in c'?ar nt house statement: I^oans, $587,3?s,100; increase $659,400. Specie, $62,457,500; decrease, $226,700. l^egai tenders, $8,534,700; increase, $164, UOO. Total deposits, $634,073,000; decrease, $2,125,800. FOREIGN BANKS. BERLIN. November 16.?Exchange on London, 20 marks 51 pfennigs for checks. Money, 4% per cent. Private rate of dis count, 5 per cent. PARIS, November 16.?Three per cent rentes, 90 francs 7% centimes for the ac count. Exchange on London 25 francs 24 centimes for check*. Private rate of discount, 3% per cent LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS There was no business of any gTeat consequence done at the meeting today of the Stock Exchange. This was due to the current state of the market and not to the Saturday half-holiday indif ference to the usual routine of business when there is golf to be played, Ashing to be done and other things of Interest out-of-doors, and what is of more im portance, a whole afternoon to devote to them. Yesterday the trading was not much better than It was today. In. fact, the volume of business has been growing less. Theje appears to be but little in clination either to buy or to sell. How ever, it is expected there will be an im provement before long, but the exact date has not been announcd by those who make this prediction. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales?Regular call. 12 o'clock noon: Potomac Electric 5s. $1,000 at 106%. Washington Gas, 20 at 86%. , Mergenthaler, 3 at 225. 10 at 224%, 10 at 224%. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bill. U. S. registered 2s 100% U. S. coupon 2s 100% U. S. registered 3s 102% U. S. coupon 3s 102% U. S. registered 4s 113% U. S. coupon 4s 113% GAS BONDS. Georgetown Gas 5s 104% 107 Washington Gas 5s 110 110% RAILROAD BONDS. Capital Traction 5s 110 110% Anacostia and Potomac 5s 09 101 City and Suburban 5s 103% 104% Columbia 5s 100 Columbia 6s 102 Metropolitan 5s 100% 108 Washington Rwy. and Elec. 4s ... 83 84 Wash., Alex, and Mt. V. 5s 02 90 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Electric Cons. 5s 100% 101 Potomac Electric Light 5s 106% 107 Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5s. 103% 105 American Tel. and Telga. 4s 110 D. C. Paper Mfg. Co. 5s 101 Washington Market 5s, 1927 9# Washington Market 5s, 1947 99 W. M. Cold Storage 5s 99 Norfolk and Wash. Steamboat 5s. 100 107 Riggs Realty os (long) 103 lt>3% Rlggs Realty 5s (short) 101 103 PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 12:' 124 Washington Rwy. and Elec. com.. 90 Washington Rwy. and Elec. pfd.. *88% 90 Washington-Virginia Rwy. com... 40 Norfolk and Wash. Steamboat.... 2oO 208 Washington Gas 86% 87 Eastern Light and Fuel 121 American Tel. and Telga 140 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype 224% 225 Lanston Monotype 91% . 92 MINING STOCK. Grecne-Cananea 8% NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American 175 180 Capital 220 Columbia 250 268 Commercial 205 215 ! District 146 153 ; Farmers and Mechanics 255 Lincoln .... ft 150 Metropolitan 21<> 215 Riggs 580 625 Second 160 National Bank of Washington 251 260 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. American Security and Trust 302 National Savings and Trust 250 275 Union Trust 138 Washington Loan and Trust 230 250 United States Trust 140 150 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Citizens 20 Home 325 Union 248 Bank of Commerce and Savings... 12% 17 East Washington Savings 15 17 FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington 14 .21 Corcoran 80 Firemen's 19% 22 Franklin 31 Oertnan-American 260 National Union 7% Potomac 30 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia 6 Real Estate 95 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Ohanin-Sacks Itvo 220 D. C. Paper Mfg. Co. 185 Grapbophone com 52% 57 Graphophone pfd 75 S3 Merch. Trans, and Storage 105 125 Security Storage 210 22S Washington Market 17% ?Ex dividend. London Closing Stocks. LONDON, November 16. 1 p.m. Consols for nior.e.v 75 3-1C Consols for account 75 5-16 Amalgamated Copper 87% Anaconda 9 Atchison 111% Atchlsou pfd 105+1 i Baltimore and Ohio I0!?v. : Canadian Pacific 275% Chesapeake and Ohio M Chicago Great Western 19 Chicago, Mil. and St. Paul llf-% Do Beers 20-^ Denver and Rio Grande 23% Denver and Rio Grande pfd 42 Erie 35% Erie 1st pfd 53W Erie 2d pfd 43% Grand Trunk 27% Illinois Central 132% Louisville and Nashville J51 Missouri, Kansas and Texas 2.?% New York Central 118 Norfolk and Western 11 % Norfolk and Western pfd 91 Ontario and Western 36% Pennsylvania 63% Rand Mines 6% Reading 88% Southern Railway 3 '% Southern Railway pfd 84% Southern Pacific Ii4<i I nlou Pacific 177'i Union Pacific pfd United Stat' a Steel 77% I nited States Steel pfd 115% Waliash 4% Walumli pfd 16 Bar silver steady. 29d per ounce. .Money, 3a3% per cent. The rate of discount lu the open market for short bills Is 4 15-16a5 per cent. The rate of discount In the open market for three-month bills is 4% per cent. Personal to Eiver Men. Capt. John Stanford, master and owner of the schooner Grape Shot, is confined to his home in this city by illness, and Capt. A. J. White has taken command of the schooner. Capt. White will put the vessel in the oyster-running trade on the Potomac. H. Clay Jones has returned from a business trip through Maryland, and was at his office on Water street yesterday. R. E. Duvall of Duvall, Carter & Co.. who has been on a trip through Virginia looking over timber lands, returned to hie office on the 13th street wharf this morning. Capt. France of Philadelphia, manu facturer of steam engine supplies, was in the city yesterday on a visit to friends on the river front A. B. Pomeroy of Oak Grove, Va., who has been in this city for several weeks for medical attention, is recovering his health and will shortly be able to return to his home. James O'Donnell, engineer of the tug Charles Macalester. has resigned to ac cept an appointment as engineer of the District flreboat F.reflghter, and George Lowe^.formerly assistant engineer of the steamer Wakefield, has succeeded Mr. O'Donnell on the Macalester. Eckington Presbyterian Sun day School Twenty-Two Years Old. The twenty-second anniversary of the ! Eckington Presbyterian Sunday school ; was celebrated last night by a "harvest home" festival at the church, which was largely attended. The platform was at tractively decorated with bags of flour, ; pumpkins, canned beans, sugar, coffee, ; potatoes and other things, which were given by the pupils. Irwin B. Linton, superintendent of the Sunday school, addressed the gathering, telling of the growth of the organization and of the plans for the future. .The church in which the celebration was held last night was dedicated six years ago. In 1890 fifteen workers from the Old North Presbyterian Church organised the North Capitol Presbyterian Sunday school, which later became the Ecking ton Presbyterian Sunday school. The meeting in 1800 was held in the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Solon C. Kemon, both-of whom are still actively engaged in the church work. The first days of the present Sunday school, the speaker said were spent in a blacksmith shop, and the growth of the membership was so rapid that it soon was necessary to use an addition for the primary department. The present mem bership, Mr. Linton pointed out, is 380. The outlook for the future, he said, is bright, and the present classes use the entire church building. WE'ATHER. Fair Tonight and Snnday; Tempera ture Near Freezing Tonight. For the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, fair tonight and Sunday; temperature close to freezing tonight; light, variable winds. Pressure is high over the country, ab normally so in the central valleys, the south and the west, and, in consequence, generally clear weather prevails, with low temperatures, in the Atlantic and east gulf states, and seasonable tempera tures elsewhere. There was no precipi tation of consequence. There are still some indications north west of Jamaica of the tropical disturb' ance first noted Wednesday. With the exception of local rains In Texas and light local snows from the lake region eastward tonight or Sunday, the weather will be fair over the east and south, and temperatures will remain comparatively low. The winds along the New England coast will be moderate northwest and north; on the middle Atlantic coast moderate north, becoming variable; on the south Atlantic coast moderate north and northeast; on the east gulf coast moderate northeast; on the west gulf coast moderate, mostly east. Condition of the Water. Temperature and condition of water at 8 a.m.; Great Falls?Temperature, 48; condition, 22. Dalecarlia reservoir?Tem perature, 51; condition at north connec tion, 20; condition at south connection, 15. Tide Tables. Today? Low tide, 7:38 a.m. and 8:03 p.m.; high tide, 12:52 a.m. and 1:27 p.m. Tomorrow?Low tide, 8:28 a.m. and 8:58 p.m.; high tide, 1:44 a_m. and 2:16 p.m. The Sun and Moon. ? Today?Sun rose 6:44 a.m.; sun sets 4:45 p.m. Tomorrow?Sun rises 6:45 a.m. Moon sets 11:24 p.m. today. The City Lights. Public electric arc and electric incan descent lamps are lighted fifteen minutes after sunset and extinguished forty-five minutes before sunrise; public gas lamps lighted twenty minutes after sunset and extinguished forty minutes before sun rise. Naphtha lighting service has t%>n discontinued. Up-River Waters. ? Special IMspatcb to The Star. HARPERS FERRY. W. Va? November 16.?Potomac and Shenandoah rivers both clear this morning. COTTON MARKETS. * 0 NEW YORK. NEW YORK, November 16.?The cotton market opened steady at a decline of 4 to 8 points in sympathy with lower Liver pool cables, and favorable weather re ports, but almost immediately rallied on trade buying, bull support and covering. After selling about 5 to 7 points above the closing figures of last night, however, the market met increased offerings and sagged off 5 or 6 points from the best under renewed liquidation, which ap peared to be Inspired by heavy receipts, tariff uncertainties and the continued tendency to Increase estimates of the crop. The market closed steady, with prices 5 to 0 points net lower. Estimated receipts at all the ports to day, 80.000 bales', against 70,715 last week and 77,255 last year. For the week, 490, 000. against 552,120 last week and 483,136 last year. Today's receipts at New Or leans. 14,2)8, against 15,380 last year; at Houston, 27,64a, against 17,736 last year, and at Galveston, 28,744, against 16,573 last year. I Cotton futures closed steady. Closing ? bids: | November, 11.22; December, 11.42; Janu i ary, 11.58; February, 11.67: March. 11.78; May, 11.8?>: June. 11.79; July, 11.80; Au gust, 11.72; September, 11.48; October, i 11.30. Spot closed quiet; middling uplands, 11.90; middling gulf, 12.15. Sales, none. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL, November 16.?Cotton? i Spot dull; prices easier; American mid dling fair, 7.19; good middling, 6 89; mid dling, 6t?- low middling, 6.51; good ordi nary, 6.09; ordinary, 5.57. Sales, 3.000 ; bales, of which 300 were for speculation and export and included 1,800 American. Receipts, 20,000 bales, including 19,700 American. Futures opened easy and dosed steady. November, 6.51%; Novem ber-December, 6.38%; December-January, 6.36*4; January-February, 6.36; February March, 6.35V March-April, 634%; April May, 6.34%; May-June, 6.34%; Jiwe-July, 6.34; July-August, 6.33; August^eptem ber. 6.25; September-October, 6.11; Octo ber-November, 6.06. CLEAN-UP OF ARMORY STREET. Citizens Lodge Complaints Against Persons Charged With Vagrancy. At the solicitation of a delegation of ! citizens from Southwest Washington, an ' attempt will be made to "clean up*' | Armory street between Maine and Mary land avenues and 4% and 6th streets j southwest. Today the deelgation called 011 Gus A. J Schuldt^ assistant corporation counsel, who is the presecuting attorney at the Police Court, and declared that a num ber of persons who frequent there are liable under the vagrancy laws. On the information given Mr. Schuldt warrants are being Issued for more than a score of alleged offenders. Separate in formations against each of them will be filed, and they w.H be tried Individually when the warrants are returned served. Among the aspirants for the Hancock, Md., postmastership are James G. Tur ner, James H. Kerns, Frank P. Little, Benjamin Mitchell. A. A. Swingle, Austin Peck. Emanuel Athey and T. P. Jenk ns. An exhibit of farm products in compe tition for prizes offered by Pomona Grange, the Democrat and News and the merchants of Cambridge, Md.a was told Thursday. BANKS SHOW BIG GAINS FOR PAST FOUR YEARS Summary of Their Condition Compiled by Controfler of Currency Murray. Controller of the Currency Murray has made public a summary of the reports of condition as of June 14, 1912. compiled from statements received from state banks, saving's banks, private banks and loan and trusl companies, together with a consolidated statement of the resources and liabilities of all reporting banks, state and national, as of that date. This is the most satisfactory summary of banking reports ever compiled in the office of the controller of thecurrency, and, by comparison with similar data for past years, indicates an unprecedented growth in bank resources during the past four years, It is stated. For every bank under national supervision there are about three under state supervision. The average capital of national banks is $140, 000, and of other banks about $55,000. The aggregate capital of the 7,372 na tional banks Is $1,033,000,000. The aggre gate capital of the 17,804 reporting ban?s operating outside of the national system is $077,0^0,000, and including the $70,000, 000 capital estimated for the 3,000 non reporting banks it amounts to $1,047, 000,000. It. will be seen that the capital of the 7,372 national banks about equals the capital of all the other banks of the country. ? The individual deposits in national banks are about one-half the amount of such deposits in other banks, being $5, S25.000.000 against $11,198,000,000 held by all other reporting banks. Hold Greater Amount of Cash. National banks hold 63 ? per cent of the aggregate amount of cash In all banks. The cash holdings of national banks average 17 per cent of individual deposits, while cash holdings of all other banks (including mutual savings) are only 5 per cent, and excluding mutual savings a little more than "7 per cent. National banks have about 17 per cent of their resources invested in bonds, se curities, etc., while all other banks have an average of 24 per cent so Invested. The percentage of loans to resources is about the same for each class of banks, being 55 per cent for national and 56 per cent for all other banks. The surplus and undivided profits of na tional banks are 92 per cent of their ag gregate capital; for all other banks, ex cluding mutual savings banks, the per centage of surplus and undivided profits to capital Is the same. Taking four-year periods, it shows that during the past four years the increase in bank resources far exceeds that for any like period in the country's history. During the four years ended June, 1912, resources of the banks have increased from $19,583,000,000 to $24,986,000,000, an increase of $5,408,000,000. The nearest approach to this increase was for the four years ended June, 1904, when the ag gregate resources of all reporting banks were about $4,413,000,000 greater than the amount reported in 1900. Deposits Break Becord. The amount of deposits held by the banks has likewise broken the record. The increase in individual deposits during the four-year period from 1908 to 1912 amounts to $4.239,000,000. The next larg est increase during a four-year period was June, 1904, to June, 1908, when that Increase showed $2,784,000,000. Loans and discounts have increased by $3,515,000,000 since June, 1908, the next highest increase being $2,456,000,000 dur ing the prior four-year period. Statistics for banks outside of the na tional system since 1908 have been com piled from a uniform report adopted by the office of the controller of the cur rency. Individual statements for a date concurrent with the midsummer call on national banks beginning with 190"J have been furnished by the state and private banks through the courtesy and assist ance of state bank superintendents. Prior to 1909, statements for state banks were furnished the controller for varying dates, and there was no uniformity in the form of report, many valuable details such as classification of cash, of bonds and of deposits being lacking. It is due to the courteous co-operation of the heads of the banking departments of the various states with the controller that it is possible to present such com plete statistics relating to the banks of the country. Real Estate Transfers. SEVENTEENTH AND C STREETS SOUTH EAST-John II. Nolan et ux. to George Y. Worthington, jr.. lots 73 to 84, square 1089; $10. MERIDIAN HILL?George Y. Worthing ton, jr., to John H. Nolan, lot 68, block 11; $10. NO 914 V STREET NORTHWEST?Marie L. Chase to Lewis H. Neill, lot 58, square 359; $10. I STREET NORTHWEST between 25th and 26tli streets?Harry A. Kite et ux. to John Ockershausen, lots 34 and 35, square 17; $10. Same to Louis F. C. Ockershausen, lots 32 and 33, square 17; $10. SCHEUTZEN PARK-John D. Kings bury et ux. to John F. Jarvis, lot 58, block 2; $10. WIDOWS MITE?Anna J. Miller to Rose L. Sutherland, lot 22t>; $10. NO. 1812 14TH STREET NORTHWEST? Emma C. Copenhaver to Llewellyn F. Davis, lot 205, square 206; $10. MAPLE GROVE FARM?Mathias E Kay hoe et ux. to Edna Muller, lot 11. square 2714; $10. I STREET NORTHEAST between 6th and 7th streets?David J. Duni^an to Anna II. Storke, lot 111, square 857; $10. LONG MEADOWS?Leila A. Longley et vlr, H. E., to W. S. Hoge, jr., and Howard L. Wilklns, lot 250, square 4540; $10. PLEASANT PLAINS?Charles E. Hodg kln et ux. to Thomas A. Poole, lot 4: $10. CHEVY CHASE HEIGHTS?Charles E. Hodgkin et ux. to Thomas A. Poole, lot 35, square 1876; $10. NO. 802 1ST STREET NORTHWEST? Minnie T. Flaherty to Harry M. Cran dall, lot 34, -square west of 62 5; $10 I MERIDIAN HILL?William Childs et ux. to Mary F. Henderson, part lot 11, block 17: $10. CHEVY CHASE IIEIGHTS?Thomas A. Poole et ux. to Frances M. Hodgkin, lot 21. square 1872: $10. LE DROIT PARK?Bennett A. Allen et ux. to Louis Robin, lot 50, block 13;! $750. I NO. 220 3rd STREET SOUTHEAST?Cora M. Bowen to Mary E. Offutt, lot 10, square 790; $10. NO. 415 NEW JERSEY AVENUE SOUTHEAST ? Alexander Webster Richards et ux. to Mary E. and Thomas F. Roche, lot 34, square 693; NOS. 1306 AND 1308 6th STREET SOUTHWEST?Francis J. Diemer, ex- i ?cutor, to Geraldine M. Piper, lots 06 and 67, square 503: $3,500. I y STREET NORTHWEST between 1st and 3rd streets?Alfonso Fiore et ux to Patrick D. Ho.meg, lot 190, square 552; ?10. VILLA PARK?Clara A. Marden et vlr, Edwin R.. to Ella B. Silvers, lot 3"' square 4227; $444.37. Q STREET NORTHWEST between 1st and 3rd streets?Patrick D. Holmes to Walter S. Brady, lot 199, square 55" $10. 124 loth STREET NORTHEAST-Joseph C. Anderson et ux. to William C. j Kuhns, lot 31, square 940; $10. WHITEHAVEN ? John D. Coughlan et ux. to Horace T. Jones, trustee, all block 2; $10. Horace T. Jones, trustee, conveys same property to John b! Dahlgren and John D. Coughlan, trus tees; $10. FIRST STREET SOUTHWEST between M and N streets?Thomas L. Jones, i trustee, to James H. Posey, part original lots 7 and 8. square 650; $5. i PENNSYLVANIA AVi- uE SOUTH EAST betweeif 15th and 16th streets John W. Brawner et ux. to Jesse F. 1 Stevens, lot 33. square 1078; <10. THE WEEK Ef tome of Eveata Ending So Ttnbrr lt> 1?1*. <f ? Woodrow Wilson announced that, when inaugurated President of the United States, he will call an extra session of Congress, to meet not later than April 15; he prepared for the vacation he has planned. W. J. Bryan suggested that former Presidents and former Speakers of the House of Representatives be given the privilege of the floor in Congress, so that their counsel may not he lost to the nation. President Taft departed for New York for several functions at which he will appear and epeak. Announcement was made that the President would fill vacancies in appointive federal offices. Panama canal rates were fixed in an ex ecutive proclamation.- Investigation of re ported traffic agreement between the Canadian Grand Trunk railway and American lines was directed by the At torney General. The government began suit against James B. Haggin to recover more than $2,000,000 damages for timber alleged to have been cut from public reservations. Lee McClung resigned as Treasurer of the United States; Carmi Thompson was appointed to the vacancy, who is succeeded as secretary to the President by Charles D. Hilles. Charles P. Bryan retired as ambassador to Japan; Larz Anderson, minister to Belgium, w&s promoted to ' the Japanese post. The American Federation of Labor began its convention in Rochester, N. Y. Mayor G. R. Lunn of Herkimer, N. Y., socialist, was arrested for making an address on the street in defiance of an ordinance. James McCrea resigned as president of the Pennsylvania railroad, to be succeed ed by Samuel Rea. Melville K. In 'alls resigned as chairman of the board of the Big Four road. Vincent Astor, arriving at majority, came into hts estate of about 5*3.000,000. A gift of $2,000,000 to Cornell University was majle by George F. BaKer of New York. Fourteen lost lives in a head-on collision of railway trains at Irvington, Ind. Fourteen were killed in a ra'lroad wreck near Montz. La. A dyna mite explosion killed six employes of a powder plant at Gary, Ind. Alienists ex amined John Shrank, who shot Roose velt. A woman was shot for a burerlar bv her daughter on a railway near Bristol. Pa. Among those who died dur ing the week were: W. C. Clark, thread manfacturer: Gustav H. Schwab, steam ship agent; T. II. Henry, last grandson of Patrick Henry; C. S. Powers, former. Governor of Mississippi. Foreign. The Balkan League offered terms of peace to Turkey, which provide for the retention by the allies of conquered terri tory, the control of Constantinople b> European nations, payment of indemnity and other terms; Turkey sued directly to the Balkan League, asking an eight-day armistice preliminary to discussion of peace; the allies forced the Tchatalja lines, the last defenses of Constantinople. Jose Canalejas, prime minister of Spain, was slain bv an assassin who then killed himself; Count Alvaro de Romanoes, president of the chamber of deputies, suc ceeded to the premiership. The tranco Spanish treaty regarding Morocco was signed. A riot in the British house of commons, precipitated by unionists in opposing reconsideration of the defeat oi the home rule bill, forced adjournment. Ratifications of the treaty adjusting the north Atlantic fisheries questions were exchanged by Ambassador Bryce of Great Britain and Secretary of State Knox, for the United States. Ambassador James Bryce announced his resignation of the Washington post; Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice was appointed to the vacancy. Agreement between the Lnitea States and Russia, to take the place of the abrogated commercial treaty of 1S.1-. was being arranged between Secretary Knox and Ambassador Bakhmeteff. Ramon Corral, former vice president of Mexico, in the Dlax administration, died in exile in Paris. Col. Pascual Orozeo. sr., was arrested at El Paso, Tex. The Nicaraguan mixed claims commission met in Washington to consider claims for damages ae-ainst the republican gov ernment. President Victoria was an nounced to retire as president of Santo Domingo; Archbishop Nouel was to be come provisional president. Peru and Ecuador reached agreement regarding the disputed frontier. An International loan was secured to Liberia by the sign ing of agreements at London. A thou sand homes and many public buildings were destroyed by fire at Canton, China. Mysterious deaths by poison among prop erty holders In Milan, Italy, were ascribed to anarchist plots. Augustin Max. "the blind banker" of Paris. France, confessed to misappropriation of $2,000,000. Capt. E. L Smith of London, crossed the Atlantic in a small motor boat. Nobel prizes were awarded to Gustav Dalen of Switzerland, in physics, and to Gerhart Hauptmann of Germany, for literature. Among those who died during the week were: Lord Grantley (Sir Christopher Furness), English steamship owner; Hon. Reginald Lister, British minister to Morocco. District of Columbia. Col. W. J. Bryan spent the week in Washington, making a number of public addresses. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson accept ed tlic honorary presidency of the Wom an's Auxiliary of the Southern Commer cial Congress. The United Daughters of the Confederacy laid the corncr of a monument to the Confederate dead in Arlington cemetery, and met in conven; tlon; President Taft welcomed them to the National Capital. Maryland and Virginia authorities discussed the matter of polluted Potomac river oyster beds. The public schools observed "prevention day" with fire drills. Ten directors were elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Trade, and Edward H. Droop was elected president of the organization at a moeting of the directors. A pension fund system for telephone comrany em ployes was announced. The corner stone of Robinson Hall, annex to Sibley Me morial Hospital, was laid. Rev. J. W. R. Sumwalt. superintendent of the Metho dist Episcopal Churches of Washington district, accepted a call to Pittsburgh. Charles Satterfield was run down by an automobile and killed, the automobile fieeing from the scene; five men. located at Hughesvllle. Md? were arrested and held for the tragedy. C. M. Eddy and G. F. Powell, giving a spiritualist dem onstration, were charged with presenting a theatrical performance Sunday night. Henry Berry, Ironworker, was killed when an iron beam fell on him while at work on the new city post office build ing. W. L. Hoffman, navy yard ma chinist, ill, committed suicide by poison. Among those who died during: the week were: C. H. Ffoulke, son of the late C. H. Foulke;* Henry N. Copp. author and lawyer: C. I. Croft, former United States consul at Cartagene, Colombia, and Frederick Schafer, merchant. SCHBANX TEST CRITICISED. -9 District Attorney, However. Defends Examination by Commission. MILWAUKEE, November 16.?It will cost the county of Milwaukee over $2,0)0 to test the mental condition of John Schrank, who shot Theodore Roosevelt. "The method we have decided upon is the cheapest," District Attorney Zabel 6aid. "If we had bad a trial by jury it would have resulted In a battle of experts and the expense would have been dou bled " Zabel made his statement in answer to the criticisms that the sanity commission method rests the question of Schrank's fate with five men instead of a jury of twelve. Schrank declared that he will refuse to be interviewed further by the sanity com mission. He sjiys the alienists are de mented, while he is sane. The commis sion has completed Its examination and will report Monday or Tuesday. "They have asked me so many foolish questions.'* sa'd Schrank of the alienists, "and have been so eager to gather into their reports any trifling incident or say ing of mine during my hearings that I have come to the idea that I might turn around and fairly question them as to their mental condition. They measured my head, thumped me in the chest with a funny little hammer that had a rubber head 011 it, and mussed my hair by run ning their fingers through it If those blokes think I'm crazy they are dead wrong. "Did they hurt me? I should say not. They just hooked their fingers Into my head as though they expected to find that 1 third term Idea 1 have there." THE COURTS Court of Appeals. ? Proceedings after The Star's report closed yesterday:) Patent appeal. No. 805. In re William Griffith; argument commenced by Mr. M. A. Keller for appellant, continued by Mr. K. F. Whitehead for commissioner of patents, and concluded by Mr. M. A. Kel ler for appellant. Patent appeal. No. 8015. Grabousky aet. Gallaher: argument commenced by Mr. L. S. Bacon for appellant. Patent appeal. No. 8W. Benners apt. Richards; motion to enlarge time of argument denied. Patent appeal. No. 790. Dunkley agt. Beekins; motion to enlarge time of argu ment denied. District Supreme Court. EQUITY COURT NO. 1.?Justice Barnard. Davenport agt. Davenport; order ex tending time to take proof: plaintiff's at torney. Leo P. Harlow; defendant's at torney, Charles H. Turner. Lang agt. Huck; order of October 24 amended; plalnMff's .attorneys. Downing & Berry; defendant's attorneys, D. W. O'Donoghue, P. J. Ryan and M. J. Col bert. McNeil agt. Gary: order sustaining de murrer; plaintiff's attorney. J. Barrett Carter; defendant's attorneys, Ralston, Siddons & Richardson. Rlchey agt. Booth: pro confeftso va cated; plaintiff's attorneys. J. H. Stewart and W. J. Lambert: defendant's attor neys, E. H. Booth and T. L Jeffords. In re George C. Rankin; order to com pound debt; attorney, F. W. Weitzel. Denhardt agt. Denhardt; order for ali mony and costs; plaintiff's attorney, D. E. Clarke; defendant's attorney, H. A. Hegarty. Street agt. Street: order continued and alimony reduced temporarily; plaintiff's attorney, H. Wlnshlp Wheatley; defend ant's attorney, F. B. Rhodes. Moran agt. McConihe; rule returnable November 22; plaintiff's attorney, A. S. Worthington. EQUITY COURT NO. 2-Justice Ander son. Biggs agt. Biggs; absolute divorce granted: custody of child granted to plain tiff, with counsel fees; plaintiff's attor ney, Crandal Mackey; defendant's attor neys, Bacon & Morgan. CIRCUIT COURT-NO. 1.?Chief Justice Clabaugh. Marian Machine and Foundry Supply Company agt. National Capital Clay Products Company: motion to set aside judgment overruled; plaintiff's attorney, S. D. Willis: defendant's attorneys, Mc Neill & McNeill. Cowing agt. Worthington; motion to call plaintiff as a witness overruled without prejudice; plaintiff's attorneys, R, R. Mc Mahon and P. E. Lesh; defendant's at torney, C. L. Frailey. Chavlet agt. Huston: motion for judg ment overruled by consent and leave granted defendant to file an amended affi davit within five days; plaintiff's attor neys, Samuel Herrick and Leckie, Cox & Kratz; defendant's attorney. C. W. Owen. Atchison agt. District of Columbia: mo tion for new trial overruled; judgment on verdict for defendant for costs; appeal noted: bond, $100; plaintiff's attorneys, C. W. Clagett. H. H. Glassie and A. Left wich Sinclair; defendant's attorney, F. H. Stephens. CIRCUIT COURT~Na 2?Justice Wright. Lucas agt. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; motion for new trial overruled; judgment on verdict for plaintiff for $1,875; judgment entered to certain uses; plaintiff's attorneys, E. H. Jackson and D. W. Baker; defendant's attorneys, Hamilton, Yerkes & Hamilton. Eddins agt. Potomac Electric Power Company; motion for new trial filed; plaintiff's attorneys. W. G. Gardiner and E. A. Chase; defendant's attorney, George P. Hoover. United States agt. Albert Dowling, forgery; verdict, guilty on thirteenth and fourteenth counts; not guilty on others; bail fixed at $1,000; attorneys, F. C. Pope and A. A. Lipscomb. United States agt. Alexander Grant and Alfred Mahoney, conspiracy; bail fixed at $500 each. United States agt. Millington Savage, destroying private property; nolle pros; attorneys, W. J. Lambert and R. H. Yeatman. United States agt. Henry Pierson, as sault with dangerous weapon; plea, guilty of simple assault; defendant remanded; attorneys, W. J. Lambert and R. H. Yeatman. United States agt. Louisa Powell, mur der; motion for new trial continued to November 23; attorneys, Shinn & Owen. CRIMINAL COURT NO. 1?Justice Staf ford. United States agt. Samuel J. Masters and John B. Kinnear, embezzlement; plea not guilty each; attorney, Wilton J. Lambert. United States agt. Samuel J. Masters. John B. Kinnear, Bion H. Cohill, Charles A. Hartman and Frank T. Evans, con spiracy: plea not guilty each; attorneys, W. J. Lambert, W. G. Gardiner and J. L. Whiteford. L'nited States agt. Richard Alexander, robbery; plea not guilty; attorney, J. C. Foster. United States agt. George E. Branson, housebreaking and larceny; plea not guilty; attorney, S. D. Truit'. United States agt. Thomas W. Sipe. forgery; plea not guilty; attorneys, Mather, Bookmyer and Clark. United States agt. William Diggs, se duction; sentenced to penitentiary for two years: attorneys, J. C. Foster and James F. Kelly. United States agt. Charles Wallis, forgery; sentenced to penitentiary fur two years; attorney, O. A. Bigoness. CRIMINAL COURT NO. 2?Justice Gould. United States agt. Beverly Walker, de stroying private property: placed on pro bation; attorney, H. L. Tfgnor. United States agt. Samuel Carter, housebreaking: placed on probation; at torney, J. C. Foster. United States agt. Benjamin Belt, rob bery; sentenced to jail for eleven months and twenty-nine days; attorney, S. D. Truitt. United States agt. Logan Thonias. housebreaking; plea not guilty; sen tenced to jail for eleven months and twenty-nine days. United States agt. Wallace Smith, housebreaking: sentenced to penitentiary for one year and one day. United States agt. John Jenifer, assault with dangerous weapon; plea not guilty. United States agt. Robert Williams, housebreaking; plea guilty ; remanded for mental inquiry. United States agt. Daniel B. Carpenter, depredation on private property; plea guilty: attorney. J. C. Foster. United States agt. Albert Rhone, aban donment of infant; plea not guilty; at torney, A. W. Scott. United States agt. A1 C. Fisher, house breaking; bail fixed at $1,000. Newbaugh agt. Warder; bill of excep tions signed; plaintiff's attorney, J. H. Adriaans; defendant's attorney, J. Wil mer Latimer. Estate of George A. Hundley; petition ! for probate of will filed; attorney, J. B. Flynn. Estate of Margaret M. Billing: will ad j mitted to probate and letters testamen tary granted-to George W White and ; Vernon P. Davis; bond, $l.">,00rt; attorney, ; James H. Taylor. Estate of John T. Deweese; will dated December 15, 1W>2 filed. Estate of Francis J. McGraw; will dated September lO, lPlo, filed. Estate of Jacob Buss; will dated August 28, 1807, ft'.ed. Estate of 'Mary E. Woodhouse; will dated July 19, 1912, filed. EXAMINE SCHOOL CHAIBS. Dr. Davidson and Other Officials In spect Several Samples. Several sample chairs, from which a selection is to be made in furnishing sev eral rooms in new public t-ihoci b Hid ings, were examined by a committee un der Dr. William M. Davidson, superin tendent of schools, today. Besides Dr. Davidson, the committee consisted of Ernest L. Thurston, assist ant superintendent of white schools; R. C. Bruce, assistant superintendent of colored schools; John A. Chamberlain, supervisor of manual training; Henry O. Hlne, secretary of the board of educa tion and Hugh F. McQueeny, superin tendent of janitors. Wife Files Suit for Divorce. Margaret K. T. Clark has filed suit for an absolute divorce from John 11. C. Clark. They were marfied Decem ber 15. 1897, and have one fchild. Mis conduct to alleged and a co-rMpondent ed. FINANCIAL. capital *::50.0w0 EARNED SURPLUS.. 25tX00? I i . i iL Your Choice. ?of a bank should not be made until you have investigated the manv r o ..." advantages we otter in strength, facilities and location. MTWc invito your account, whether business or personal. COLUMBIA j NATIONAL BANK, 911 F Street N.W. -ZZZl Capita! tl 090.000 Surplus and undivided profits over $1.000.OM There are many GOOD REASONS ?for the steady progress of this bank. The main reason is found in our policy of giving equal sat isfaction to ALL deposi tors. WINTER EST PAID ..n de posits subject to check. The Washington Cor. 9th and F Sts. JOHN JOY KDSON, President. Mortgage Bonds Thoroughly Secured. Denomination* of 9100, IMO and $1,000?offered at par. Fall detalla on request. Horace H. Lurton, Jr., II 311 Colorado Building. Telephone Main 3317. GILT-EDGE BONUS TO YIELD 0 PER CENT. I offer h limited amount of 5 per evpt first mortgage bonds of a highly prosperous western public service corporation. maturing In l?lft, ut 1)7 v.. and accrued interest. A large bond huti In Boston says: "We are of the opinion that the bond Issue U conservative in amount and safe as to Interest." personally I know them to be Rilt-odpe. They should prove attractive as a 0 per cent Investment for 2V, rears. Full Information given l>y U. S. PERSON. *15 Colorado bid*. 1ft* AN ANNUITY Isaned by The Mutual Lite Insurance Company will a satire you a life income, which la guaran teed by over live hundred and elghty-aeven mil lion dollars of assets. accumulated 11 a success ful buslneaa experience of ststy-oUu yeara. Applications received by THOMAS P. MORGAN. Fourth Floor Front. Southern Building, 1.1th and H n.w. The Safest Investments Are those that do not fluctuate taring dis turbed conditions of the money or stock market. First deed of trust notes (first mortgages), well secured on real estate la the District of Columbia, constitute "gilt edge" Investments. They do not depead upon the financial responsibility of Indi viduals or corporations for tbelr stability ami are exempt from taxation as penwau rperty. We can supply such Invest meets amounts from 1500 upward. Send far booklet. ''Concerning Loans and Invest ments." ? Swartzell, Rheeni & Hensey Co., 727 15th ST. N.W. Money to Loan Secured by First Deed of Trust on Real Estate. Prevailing Interest and commlaslcm. Joseph I. Weller. 602 F St. N.W. 4H% and 67r MONBY to loan on approved city real estate ae<-urtty. JESSE L HEISKKI.L. 1403 H at. ?.?. WHOLESALE MARKET BEPOBT. Quotations given below are for larga Jots. Jobbers' prices are higher. EGOS?Nearby fresh Virginia, .'.la:'-". West Virsrlnia and southwest Virginia. 32a34; Tennessee. 32a34. BUTTER--Elgin fancy, per lb.. .'I5a3rt; western, first, 32^a33; seconds, 33a334; store packed. 21. CHEESE?New York state factory, new, 1& POULTRY?Hens, per lb.. 12tya.L1; roost ers, per lb., }>c; turkeys. UlalS; chickens, 14al8; ducks, per lb., 13al5. DRESSED POULTRY-Hens. choice, per lb.. 13al4; turkeys, per lb., 19a2l; ducks, 15a 17: chickens, 10al7. GREEN FRITITS?Apples, per bas ket, 4?la75: box, 4<>a75; bbl.. 1.00 to 4.00; Florida oranges, 2.5<>a2.75; or ant-es. California, box. 423a4.7-~; lemon*, bo*. 5 OOaB.OO; grapefruit, per bo*. 2.50* 3.00; pineapple. 2.00al' 50: cranes, per *1l?. basket. Concord llal2; Niagara, 12air>. HAY AND STRAW? Ilav, western. No. 1. 20 00a20.50; No. 2. 15 00al*.00; mixed I hay. 12.00a 16.00; straw, rye. hale, 6.5o? , 7.00; machine thrash. 0.00a 10.00; straw. ! wheat, per ton. C.5na7.C0; straw, oat. per ) ton. 7.00a7.50. j VEGETABLES-Potato*?. No. I. per : bu , 00a!*); per bbl.. 1.25a 1.50; No. 2. per ! bbl., 75al.OO; yarns teastern si.ore). im*? j bbl., l.OOal.25; swept potatoes, per bb! . j 1.25&L75; onions. j>er crate, 1.2."?a 1.7.">; per (sack, 1.25: Spanish, per crate, 1.15al 35: I cabbage, per 100 lbs., 65a75; lettuce, per basket, 50a 150: string beans, Florida, per "basket, 2.00a3.00: squash, per bbl.. 75a 1 00; beeta, per 100 bunches, l.ooa2 0o; toma toes. ner crate, 75a2.0o; cucumbers, per do*. 75c; celery, per do*., 25a40. ; LIVE STOCK?Sheep, per lb.. 2a3^,j j spring lambs, per lb.. 6a6ty; calves, cholc. per lb., 11; medium, per lb., UalO. WOOL AND HIDES?Wool, washed, free of burn-, per lb., 33a35; wool, un ; washed, per lb.. 29; hides, dry, per lb.. ; I5al0: sa't hides, lb.. 13; calfskins, green, each 1.25a2 00. ; ;i-: ^ I N ? w heat, no- li:i . v.".al.n2 corn, shelled, per bu.. sr.aKT; ear. new, per bbl., 2.75a.'ltk?: oats, western, white. No. 2, per bu.. 42a4*l; mixed, per bu.. 4<ta42. SEEDS?Clover, red. 10.50all.75; clover, alslke, 12.00al3.25; timothy. 2.00a2.40; blue grass. 1.3ua200: orchard crass, l.50al.7& CHICAGO CATTLE MARKET. I CHICAGO. November 16.-Cattle?Re ceipts. 1.000'head; market steady: beeves, 5.35a 11.00; Texas steers, 4.30a5.00; west ern steers. 5,SOe0.OO; stookers and feed ers. 4.10a7.15; cows and heifers, 2.75a7.40; calves, 6.5oal0 50. Hogs?Receipts, 12,OOi? head; market slow: weak to 5 lower; light. 7..'Una7 K.V; mixed. 7.4Ua7.90; heavy, 7.30a7.95; rough. 7..'*>a7.50; pigs, 5.00a6.80; bulk of sai<-*, 7.H5a7.85. Sheep?Receipts, 3,000 hijd; market strong; native, 3.5oa4.65; vral?rn. 3.0.'* 4 00; yearlings. 4.75a6 00; larr^s, native*