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MAKES BETTER DEMAND The Previous Pressure lo Sell Slocks Supplanted by Inclina? tion lo Purchase. JNT THE SOUTHERN SLUMPED 'Maintenance of the Dividend on the Preferred Stock Is Said to Be in Doubt?Position of Harriman Se? curities Has a Decided Effect on the Market. (By Associated Press). NEW YORK, .Ian. 9.?The pressure' to sell stocks, which appeared ur? gent' ami precipitate yesterday, was decidedly moderate today ami after it short time gave place to some In? clination to buy. The demand seem? ed to come largely from uncovered shorts who had followed the rapid decline yesterday. There was some appearance of supporting orders al? so. These diminished to almost nothing on the advance in prices. ? I The large shrinkage in the day's total sales is evidently of narrow proport.ons. The most conspicuous continuance of tho liquidating ten? dency today was in the Southern railway stock and in the Hill rail toad stocks. It was assumed yes1 |terdny that the sales of the South "erh railway were due to the progress of the settlement of the estate of the hte President of the company' hut today there were rumors Inj circulation that the maintenance of ti:ij dividend on the preferred stock was in doubt. These rumors, how? ever, met with disclaimers fro.n unofficial sources. Tho position in which tho Harri ntiii companies are placed by the In'.eistnte Commerce Commission's i Inquiry was a factor In restraining! any renewal of largo speculative > vt.iUutf.8. Today's1 interest In the Bftuojct was deepest in tho deprit ture, or reports of the Intended de? parture, .for foreign countries or some of the capitalists whose testi? mony it was expected would be tak 1 en bv the Commission. The ruling rate for call loans, today was higher than yesterday, hilt the rate eased after the opening and did not touch yesterday's. Rates, for tjme money were rather easier' In tone although not quotably chang? ed. The market closed strong after aj considerable reaction in sympathy with the acute weakness of the Hill stocks. Bonds were decldely firm and .there was a faint appearance of January investment demands. To? tal sales par vlue $2,338,000. U. S. Coupon advanced 1-8 per cent on call Total sales of stock today 502,100; Copper 64,00; Sugar 2,100; Tobac? co 500; Atchison 35,100; Coastline 400; Pennsylvania, 31,500; Reading 109,900; Union Pacific 74,100; South? ern 18,700; Southern preferred 3, 000. U. S. S. 32,500;' Virginia Carolina Chemical preferred 100. Adams Express . 290 Amalgamated Copper . 119 3-1 American Car & Foundry _ 44 1-2 American Car & Foundry pfd. 102 American Cotton OH . 31 1-2 American Cotton Oil pfd _ 88 American Express .'.. 210 American Hide & Leather pfd 28 3-4 Amerlcnn Ice . 85 American Linseed Oil . If. 1-2 American Linseed Oil pfd_ 35 American Locomotive . 73 American Locomotive pfd .... 110 American Smelting & Refining 152 7-8 American Smelt. & Refng. prd 115 3-4 American Sugar Refining ... 134 1-4 American Tobacco, pfd. certlf. 9C 1-2 Anaconda Mining Co. 285 1-2 Atchison . 107 Atchison pfd . 1001-2 Atlnnt.lc. Coast Line . 131 Baltimore & Ohio . 120 7-8 Baltlore & Ohio pfd . 93 Brooklyn Rapid Transit . 813-4 Canadian Pacific . 93 5-8 Central of New Jersey . 215 Chesapeake & Ohio . 55 1-4 Chicago Oreat Western . 17 1-4 Chicago & Northwestern . 200 t-2 Chicngo, Mil. & St. Paul . 151 1-4 Chicago Terminal & Trans... 9 Chicago Terminal & Trans, pfd 22 C, C, C. & St. Louis . 90 1-2 Colorado Fuel & Iron . 501-8 Colorado & Southern . 38 3-4 Colorado & Southern 1st pfd. 69 Colorado & Southern 2nd prd 57 3-4 Consolidated Gas . 1381-2 Corp'-Products. 23 1-8 Corn Products pfd . 811-2 Delaware & Hudson . 221 Delaware, Lack. & West. 500 Denver & Rio Ornnde .:. 41 1-2 Denver & Rio Grande pfd ... 82 Distillers' Securities . 72 5-8 ? Erie. 4" Erie 1st pfd . 75 Erie 2nd pfd . 05 1-2 General Electric . 158 Hocking Valley . 120 Illinois Central . 161 \-% international Paper . 18 International Pnper pfd . 80 International Pump . 391-2 "international Pump pfd . 80 1-2 Iowa Central . 28 Iowa Control |)fd . flu Kansas City Southern . 29 1-2 Kansas cily Southern pfd ... ?tl*4 LoulBvillo & Nashville . 143 6-8 Mexican Central . 281*2 Minneapolis & St. Louis . 57 Minn., St. P. & St. Ste. M. 135 Minn.. St. P. & St. Sto. M. pfd. Hi? Missouri Pacific . tu 3*4 Missouri. Kansas & Texas . . . -Ii) l-S Missouri. Kansas & Texas pfd 71 3*4 National Lead . 741*4 National R. R. of Mexico pfd 583*8 New York Central . 133 Now. York. Ontario & Western 47 1-2 Norfolk & Western . 90 7*8 Norfolk & Western pfd . 88 North American . 88 Pacific Mall . 381*2 Pennsylvania . 140 1*8 People's Gas /. IUI 3*4 Pittsburg, C. C. & St. Louis... 77 Prossed Steel Car . 54 1-2 Pressed Steel Car pfd . 08 3-4 Pullman Palace Car . 180 Reading . 13G 3-1 Reading 1st pfd. 90 Reading 2nd pfd. 94 Republic Steel . 39 11-4 Republic Steel pfd . 99 1-2 Rock Island Co. 29 3-8 Rock Island Co. pfd . <'>?". 1-2 St. Louis fk San Fran. 2nd pfd 47 12 St. Louis Southwestern . 24 St. Louts Southwestern pfd... 581*2 Southern Pacific . 9:5 Southern Pacific pfd . 1171*8 Southern Railway . 321*8 Southern Railway pfd . 91 Tennessee Coal & Iron . 158 Texas ? Pacific . 30 Toledo. St. Ixinis & West_ 33 1-4 Toledo. St. I>ouis & West, pfd 513-4 Union Pacific . 179 7 8 Union Pacific pfd . 92 1-2 United States Express . 112 United States Realty . 84 United States Rubber . 511-4 United States Rubber pfd ... 1081-2 United States Steel . 49 "-8 United States Steel pfd ..... 10C7-S Virginia-Carolina Chemical ... 371-2 Virginia-Carolina Chemical pfd 107 12 Wabash . 181*4 Wnbash pfd . 37-7-8 Wells-Fargo P.xnress . 285 Wostinghouse Electric . 145 Western Union. 84 Wheeling & Lake Erie . 16 Wisconsin Central . 25 Wisconsin Central pfd . 50 3*4 Northern Pacific . 1601-4 Central Leather . 35 1-8 Central Leather pfd . 100 1-2 Sless-Shef field . 76# Great Northern pfd . 183 Interborough Metropolitan ... 36 3*4 Interborough Metropolitan pfd 74 Money Market. NEW YORK, Jan. 9.?-Money on call firm; 2 a 9 per cent,; ruling rate 7; closing bid 1; offered at 2. Time loans sllghtl yeasier; 50 and 90 days G bid; six months ('.. Prime mercan? tile paper (> a 0 1*2 per cent.; sterling exchange weak, with actual business In bankers' bills nt 484.05 a 484.70 for demand, and at 480.45 a 480.50 for 00 day bills. Posted rates 4SI a 4SI 1-2 and 486 1-2 n 4SC. Commercial bills 480 1-4. Bar silver 69 1-2; Mexican dollars 53 3-1; Government bonds firm; Railroad bonds firm. Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, MD., Jan. 9.?FlOlil ilull, unchanged. Wheat?steady; spot contract T-l 1-2 a 3-4. Cora?firm; No. 2 white tl 0-4 n 42 1-4; No. :i while 40 a 41 1-2; No mlxod ii? 12. Rye?firm; Nu. 2 western dornestle Til a "7. Qutter?firm and lower; fnnoy Im? itation 20 a 27; do creamery :i;i a "4: do ladle 22 a 2:!; store packed 17 a 2u. Eggs?firm; 22 1-2 cents. Cheese?active, unchanged; large I I 1-8, medium 14 3-8; small 14 5-8. Sugar?steady and unchanged, coarse granulutod and flue BOO. I'rclty Nnmca I'or nook*. The following are some of the curi? ous titles of old English hooks! "A Most Delectable Sweet Perfumed Nosegay For God's Saints to Smell At." "Biscuit Baked In the Oveu of Char? ity, Carefully Conserved For the Chick? ens of the Church, the Sparrows of the Spirit and the Sweet Swallows of Sal? vation." "A Sigh of Sorrow For the Sinners of /Ion Breathed Out of a Hole In the Wall of an Earthly Vessel Known Among Men liy the Name of Samuel Fish" (a Quaker who bad been Impris? oned). "Eggs of Charity Layed For tho Chickens of tho Covenant aud Boiled With the Water of Divine Love. Take Ye Out and Eat." "The Spiritual Mustard Pot to Make t the Soul Sneeze With Devotion." ( Most of these were published lu the time of Cromwell. tnwyiT? nt Wot nlnator. Of the professions anil trades repre? sented In the house of commons the law holds first place, but lu early days no class of men gave greater trouble than the lawyers, and many were the attempts made to keep them out of the house. James I., when the parliament of 1024-25 wns to bo chosen; advised electors "not to choose curious r.ml wrangling lawyers, who may seek reputation by stirring needless ques? tions." This and other antagonistic counsel In the past and- present has, however, done little to stem the tide of lawyers which flows at each election Into the house.?Strand Magazine. T!u> Ideal l ife. To live content with small moans, to seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion, U> be worthy, not respectable, aud wealthy, not rieh; to study hard, think quickly, j talk gently, act frankly; to llstcu to' stars, babes and sages with opeu I heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never i ?In a word, to let the spiritual, un? bidden and unconscious grow up through tlie common.?William Henry Channing. Crazed Negro Shoots His Parent and Also a Brother. CULPEPER COUNTY ^CENE OF CRIME Father While Trying to Prevent One Son from Receiving Mortal Wounds Was Himself Killed?Necjro Popula? tion of the Section ...tich Excited. CULPEPER. VA.. Jan. 9.?A terri? ble tragedy was committed in the low er portion of this county early this morning near Kellyvllle, James Smith, a colored man, was shot and instantly killed by his son. , George Smith, who, Just previous to killing his father, shot and. It Is now supposed, mortally wounded his broth? er, Prank Smith. The facts, as near as can be gath? ered, are that the negroes, father ami sons, hud been drinking and a quar? rel ensued between the Smith broth? ers, wlteh George Smith was si ruck by his brother, Prank, who in turn was shot by George. In trying to shoot his brother again, the old man. the father or the boys. Interfered to protect Prunk, when George turned his pistol upon his parent, Betiding two bnlls Into his abdomen. The old man died as . e I' ll to the groun'd. Tlio murderer escaped to the woods, but the officers are now in hot pur? suit, und It Is thought that he will he captured and brought here some? time tomorrow. The negro population of the lower end of this county Is very much OX ciled and vengeance is threatened by them against the murderer. Richmond Couple Elopes. RICHMOND. VA., Jan. 9.? Spring? ing a surprise on their many friends in tills city, iMIss Bessie Condroy ami Mr. Samuel R. Routen left on the 6:20 Richmond, Fredorlcksburg und Potomac train yesterday morn? ing and were married In Washington. I). C, five hours later. Announce? ment of the fact came in the shape of a telegram to Mr. A. O. Osier bind, with whose family the bible had boarded, at 518 South Laurel street. is one of the most important factors in business-building A nicely printed Letter Head, or a neatly arranged Card lends tone to your busir ess and creates a favorable impression upon your prospective customers. We make a specialty of Fine Commercial Stationery, print? ed in one or two colors 21I Twenty-Fifth Street, Bell 'Phone 123, Newport News, Va. ABSOLUTELY PURE WHISKEY. Physicians and othera deulrlng an excellont article are respectively re? quested to give this whiskey * trial on my guarantee. Mellowed by age. B. R. COFER, Sole Agent. 24th Street, nonr Washington Avenue. STEAMSHIP COMPANIES. Norfolk & Washington I Steamboat Co. The new and powerlul Iron Palace I steamers. Newport News, Washlsgton ' ?nd Norfolk wUi leave dally as fol? lows:, NORTHBOUND. Leave Portsmouth, foot oi North street. 6:00pm Leave Norfolk, foot of Wa? ter street . 6:00 pm Leave Old Point Ctmfort. 7:00pm Arrive In Washington .... 7:00 am Arrive In Philadelphia, Penn. R R.,_??10:60aro| Arrive in Philadelphia, B. ft O. R. R. .??11:1? am | Arrive In New York, Fenn. R. R. . *l!??m| Arrlvo In New York, B. ft o. it. H. . al:00pxn| SOUTHBOUND. Lv. Now York. Ponn. R. R..?12:00pm| Lv. New York, B. ft O. R R. ?1:00 P m Lv. Philadelphia, Peun.RR. 2:65 pm Lt. Phila., B. ft O. R 11.... 2:08 pm Ar. Washington. Penn. R. R. 6:10 p m Ar. Wash., B. ft O. R. R...??5:00pm Lt. Washington. *6:30pm Ar. Old Point Comfort .... ?7:00am Ar. Norfolk. *8:00am Ar. Portsmouth . *8:80am ?Dally. ??Dally except Sunday. The tHp down the hlstorlo Potomac I River and Chesapeake Bay on tho ele-| gant steamers of this company Is un? surpassed. The steamers are compar? atively new, having been built In 1891. aud are fitted up In the most luxuriant manner, with electrla lights, call bolls and Bteam hoat In each room. The tables are supplied with every | delicacy of the season from the mar? kets of Washington and Norfolk. For I tickets, reservation of staterooms, nnd further Information, apply to D J. CALLAHAN. Agent. Norfolk. Va. Old Dominion Line DAILY SERVICE. FOR NEW YORK?F/om , Company's Wharf, Nor- '^Y.V;;Jf' folk, every wesk day. at [I I* 7:00 p. m. || FARE?First-class, ons way, 18.00, meals and Btateroom, berth included. Round trip, limit thirty days. $14.00. Steerage, without subsistence, $5. Tickets on sale at C. ft O. Railway Ticket Office. NIGHT LINE BETWEEN NEWPORT NEWS AND RICHMOND. Steamers Brandon and Berkley leave Pier "A" 8:SC every evening, passengers only. Steamer Hampton will leave Pier "A" dally except Sunday, at 9 a. m., going to Norfolk, and at 4:30 p. in., going to Smlthfleld. Steamer Acco mac will leave Pier "A" dally, except Sunday at 9 a. m., going to Smlthfleld and about 2:30 p. m., going to Nor? folk. All business between New York and Newport News transacted at Pier 6 All kuslness between Newport News, Nor.. Ik, Smlthfleld aad local points t run Bf ted at Pier "A," foot o' Tweuty-fiftw street. W. H. LANDON, L B. WALKR, Agent ?lce-Pres. and Traffic Mar. Clyde Steamship Co. Steamers to Philadelphia MONDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY. Sailing frota Philadelphia, Tuesday. Thursday and Saturda.. Freight received and delivered dallj at 6. ft O. Pier No. 6. Offlc9. River Hoad. JAB. McCARRICK. Gen. Southern A gl CLYDB STEAMSHIP CO.. IS SonUa Delaware Avenue, PhiJadel ?Ulla, Fa. MBS. Prof.G. F.THEEL,527aVth?t! l'klla<lrlpHla,l><. "IIa Ural.rh.r aril." ??1/ Ufr. KU Kprr 1.IUI la AairfIra. I. u , r <.? Ui tun .So Uj Mali I... .<.- Dl., I ... ... .. l)u-.., It!... .I I'oLaa/otlirr. ran'l) Srr.au, 11. Ml.I., I......1.1.....r. Tarlrorrlr * Xlllrlurr. '...llllnf , la. - I.. u ,.. ,, I j.. ,.. I;, I.-1,1Iii? |.l?>,.i,., tlrala.. 40 jrar** iti-artlral A rl .ran'ha?alUI riptr I., ij. b>a.t far "llooa:,** (.11. all, r Kpo*taa r'rry tM r-lrrlrU?l trxulU. rWrrry niaraalr+d la all rapr^ TRANSPORTATION GUII>? Chesapeake & Ohio Railway HOURS THE QUICKEST USE S? B.W.Koblnson, Agent 0. ft O. Ky? Before Arranging for your tnF. Through Train?, Veatlbuled, Bleotrta Lighted, Steam Heated, Dining earg a La Carte through the grandest aoenery Hunt of the Rooky Mountains. For Richmond. Cincinnati, Indianap? olis, Naahvltls. Chicago, Louis, villa, Nashville. Memphis. Weat and Bouthwost. 10: in A. M. and 6:25 P. M. dally. - Local for Richmond and Jamas RIvm Points: 7:46 A. M., dally. Local for Richmond! t 6:40 P. iL, dally. SOUTHERN RAILWAY BGHEDTJLS TO ALL POINTS oODTO AND WBST. N. n.?Following flguraa published only aa information, and ara mot guaranteed:. Lv. Newport Newa C. ft O. R'y.17:40 a m.li-.H n ra, Ar. Norfolk .... [8:1? a. m.|< :15 p.m. Trains From Norfolk. 8:00 a. m. Dally. Local Tor Suffolk, Franklin, Bmporla, clarkvllle, Dan* vllle, Oxforl, Durham and lntarme> dlate atatlons. Close connections at Danville with faBt through trains te all points South and Weat. 7:30 p. m. Dally. Fast express train for ail points South and Wast, cur rylng through Vuiimaa sleeping sal to Ashavllls. Trains From Richmond. 7:00 a. m. Dally. Local for Charlotte, l Chase City, Clhrksvlllo. 11:16 a. m. Dally. Limited Iluffot i Pu'' nan to Atlanta and Blrmlng ! liiun. New Orleans, Memphis, Ohat> | tauooga and all the South. Through coach for ChaBe City, Oxford, Dar? bam and Raleigh. 6:00 p. m, Except ?'inday. KsysvUl? local. 11:80 p. m. Dally. Limited.- Pullman ready, 9:80 p. m., for all the South. ,"ork River Line. 4:30 p m.?Except Sunday. No. If.?< llnltlmora Limited, 2:16 p. in.?Excopt Sunday, No. 10.? Local to West Point 4:46 a. m.?Except Sunday. No. 74.?> Local to Weat Point 0. Hi ACKERT, Vice-president and Qonl, Mgr.. S. H, HARD WICK, P. T. M.. W. Hi TAYLOE. O. P. A., Washington. D. O. ?TANTON GUHTIB, P. A'., Norfolk. Tsu Merchants & Miners Transportation Co. ' Steamship Linea for Boston, Prowl dance and Baltimore. Leave Newport News, via Norfolk, for Boston every TueBday, Wednes? day, Friday and Sunday. Leaves fo. Providence every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Stesmsra sail froa Norfolk at 6:00 p. m. ..c.av? Newport Nows for Baltimore dany. except Tuesday and Wednesday, at 6 p. in., connecting for Washington. Philadelphia and New Tork. Fare to Baltimore, one way, $8.00? round trip, $5.00. including stateroom borth. Accommodations and oulalne unequalled. Freight and passengers taken for nil points North and Sout'a. Steamers leave Baltimore, foot of Long Dock, dally, at 6 p. m. Only line running a Sunday steamor betweea Newport News and Balti? more. For further information apply to D. It. McNEILL, Agent, Newport News, Vo. General Ciflcsi. Baltimore. Md. talk Ferry Schedule Pine Beach Route STEAMER ENDEAVOR. Lv. Ivy Ave. for I Lv. Norfolk for Pino Beach and I Newport News. Norfolk. x(i: 45 a. m. ?7:30 a.^. 0:00 a. m. 10:30 a. m. 12:00 m. 1:30 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 4:30 p. m. 6:00 p. m. I0 p. m. p. m. 9:00 7:30 a. m. 9:00 a. in. 10:30 a. m. 12:00 m. 1:30 p. ro. 3:00 p. in. 4:30 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 7:30 p. m. 9:00 p. m. era x?Daily, except Sunday. *?Sunday only. Schedule subject to change without notice. 44++++++++++++++*++++++++* TRY MY Old Virginia Apple Toddyf IT'S FINEl LIQUID REFRESHMENTS ? In endless variety, for the holi? days. Family trade a specialty, Goods delivered anywhere. ' Bell Phone 67.