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EXCHANGE STAYS DULL
Approach of Holidays Causes Trading to Drag. REALIZING IN COPPER Merger of So-called Guggenheim Prcpert.ee, Which Have Risen Vio? lently on the Prospect, Causes Some Selling. (My Associated Press.) NRW YORK. D?c. 18.?The stock: market was affec.ed by the approach of the chrMtmaa holidays and was dull and uninteresting. Continued acltlvlty in Atlantic Coast Lne. I/uisville & Nashtviie and Atlantic Coast Line collateral bonds secured by Louisville Jr. Nasn ville stock kept alive conjecture over possible plans of financial readjust? ments. The merger of a number of the so-called Guggenheim copper min? ing properties prcmpted some realiz? ing jn the group, which have risen violently on the prospect. Announce? ment of the settlement effected by the Pennsylvania with its engineers was a helpful influence. Attention was directed again to the Reck Island securities sale of the St. Louis & San Francisco and the report that Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific railroad had sc Id treasury bonds to thf? 'railway to the amount of $7,500,. MO, the proceeds to go for the re? demption cf the company's five per cent collateral bonds to release St. Louis and San Francisco stock. The Inference would follow that the price realised for the stock had come that far short of providing the amount re? quired for the redemption of the bonds. Rock Island common and preferred rallied hriskly from the decline of the last few daye. A downward move? ment in exchange rates was believed to make experts of gold to London next Wedne-Bday less likfly and leel lng was more confident consequently, over the year estimated money mar? ket. The later market showed some strength, as a result of this feeling, 1 ut the clewing tcne was irregular. IJondg were irregular. Total sales, par value. $2,300,000. United States 2s have advanced \ and the 3a Vs per cent in the bid price on call since last week. Total sabs for today were 384,340 shares, Including: Sugar, 1,700; At? lantic Coast Line, 3,000; Louisville It Nashville, ],400; Norfolk * Western, 2,700; Pennsylvania. 48,700; Southern Railway. 3,700; pfd.. 400; Sloeg Shef? field. 1.500; United Ststes Steel, 7,40V; Virginia Carolina Chemical, 300. Closing List, AIHs Chalmers pfd. Amalgamated Copper . 88 American Agricultural.46% American Beet Sugar.4614 American Can pfd.82% American Car ?V Foundry . 724% American Gotten Oil . 68% American Hide ? Leather pfd ? f5 American Ice Securities.26 Notice! luring the week from Mon? day, December 20, until Christ? mas Eve. the Newport News ami Old Point Railway and Electric Cbmpany, will run city limit cars In Newport News between Fortieth street snd Oak avenue. Bast Bbd, be? tween 7:50 and 11 p. m. Theae ears will operate our main line?down Washington ave aue. to Twenty-seventh street and Oak avenue. Then back to Fortieth street by way of Twenty-eighth street. This service is given la order to accommodate the Bast Ead people who do their shopping over town The company would like an patron* who can. to use these ears sc as not ua overcrowd the main Raw cars This will give those living oat sMc of the city Il?Ks as well as those living la Bas? Bad good ear service, dtiring the ?hopping we?* before Christ? mas American Unseed. 1? Aim-man Locomotive .00% American Smelting * Renn. ...Milk Americau Smelting * Kefln. pfd 1H% American Sugar Refining .122 American Tel. * Tel. .142% American Tobacco pfd .98% American Woolen .37% Anaconda Mlulng Co..60 Aicbison .13* Atcblaon pfd .104% Atlantic Coast Line .132% Haltimore * Ohio.118% Baltimore A Oblo pfd.?1 it. thl.-h.-to Steel.34 Brooklyn Rapid Transit .80 Canadian Pacific.180% j Central leather.48% j Central Leather Dfd.108 Central of New Jersey .305 Chesapeake ?V Ohio.?7 Chicago ft Alton.?7 V Chicago Great Western.21% Chicago ft Northwestern.182 Chicago, Mil. ft St. Paul .158% C, C, C. ft St. Louis.80% Colorado Fuel ft Iron. <?'% Colorado ft Southern.64 C lorado ft Southern 1st pfd . ? 81 Colorado ft Southern 2nd pfd , ? 80 Consolidated Qa?.155% Ccrn Producta.22% Delaware ft Hudson.183% Denver ft Rio Grande .o2% Denvtf ft Rio Grande pfd - 86% ] Distillers' Securities .37% Brie.84 Erie 1st pfd. ?>?% Erie 2nd pfd.40% General Electric.159% Great Northern Ore Ctfs.81% Illinois Central.149 Inter borough-Met.28% Tnterborough-Me? jfd .60% Inter. Harvester.111% Inter-Marine pfd .23% International Paper.15% International Pump.50% j Iowa Central.29% Kansas City Southern .44% Kansas City Southern pfd . 71% Louisville ft Nashville.158% Minneapolis ft St. Louis.53 Minn.. St. P. ft Sault SC M..140 v?'?*onri Pacific.71% Missouri, Kansas ft Texaa . 49% j Missouri, Kansas ft Texas pfd ? 74 Ncrth American .85% National Biscuit.115% National Lead .8''% Nat'l Rys. of Mexico 1st pfd .. 58% New York Central.124% New York. Ontario ft Western ? 49% Norfolk ft Western .100% Northern Pacific .145% Pacific Mail .42 Pennsylvania.136% People's Gas.115% Pltteburg, C. C. ft St. Louis .. ? 98% Pressed Steel Car.53 Pullman Palace Car.190 Railway Steel Spring.51% Reading .169% | Republic Steel .?b% Republic Steel pfd.194 Rock Island Co.44% Rock Island Co. pfd.90% St. Louis ft San Fran. 2nd pfd .. 59 St. Louis Southwestern .32% St. Louis Southwestern pfd. 80 Boss Sheffield Steel ft Iron ? ? ? 86% Southern Pacific .134% Southern Railway.32% Southern Railway pfd . 74% Tennessee Ccpper.38 Texas ft Pacific.45% Toledo, St. Louis ft West. 52% Toledo, 8t. Louis ft West, pfd .. 69% Union Pacific.203% Union Pacific pfd.104% United States Realty .81% United States Rubber.54% Ugited Statea Steel.?2% United States Steel pfd .125% Utah Copper.80 Virginia Carolina Chemical ... 50% Wabash.2l% Wabash pfd. 58 Western Maryland.55% | Westlngbouse Electric .82% Western Union .78% j Wheeling ft Lake Erie. 9% ] Wisconsin Central.48 Standard Oil.686 JL.SCvwy ;%rWE %S... mfwyfwy I CHICAGO. ILLS., Dec. 18?Wheat prices soared to new nigh prices ow? ing to sensationally bullish news from Argentina. The December delivery advanced to 1.19 and the May to 1.14% per t>?tb*i. Corn and oats showed little response to the bulge in wheat and closed steady Provisions closed weak. Articles Open High Low Cloee ] a/heat? Dec. .. 116% 11? 116% 119 May .. 113 114% 112 114 July .. 102 104% 101% 104 Dec. .. 61 ?1% 60% 61% May .. ?5 65% 65% 65% July .. ? 65% ?4% b?% Dec. .. 43% 43% 43 48% Msy 44% 44% 44% 44% Jnly .. 42 4?% 42 42% Jan. .. 22.05 22 06 21.75 21.97% May .. 22.10 22.1" 2145 M Lard, gar too tbe.? Jan .. 12 ti 12.90 12 77%12JM? May .. 12 12%1212%11.9S 12.0? July .. 12.H 12.06 114H 12 00 Short Ribs, par tSO Iba.? Jan. .. 1IJ0 UJi 119$ 11.90 May - 11 S1%11.*2%11 42%11 47% Jaly .. 11*0 nftg 11.42%H 47% WA8HINGT0M. D. C. Dec II ? Tbe condition of the tit assay eg tee brgtaatag ot buataeee today waa aa follows: Treat foods: Gold cola. W7?0J?.s0? Silver dollars. 94M.oCd.999 Sliver dollars of 1990. 93.Ml.990 ?Dear certlScatea oatatandtng. silver dollar, la general 1*1..3*. la treeeexy $22,581,698. In banks to credit of treasurer of the United State*. 137.211.ToJ. Subsidiary silver coin. $15,685 26?. Minor coin, $1,007,947 Total balance in general rund, $7?, 138.498. New York Money Market. XRW YORK. Dee II.? Moii. | Bfl call, nominal. Time loans, quiet and steady; aixiy days, 4% per cent, and ninety daya. 4%; aix mouths, 4%a%. Close: Prime mercantile paper. 5 to 5% per cent. Sterling exchange eas? ier, with actual business In bankers' bills at 4 84.45a4.84.6i) for sixty day tills, and at 4.88 for demand. Com? mercial bills. 4.83*4. liar allver. 52V Mexican dollars. 44. Cotton Market. NRW YORK. Dec. 18?Cotton: Spot, quiet; middling uplands, 15.10; WITH THE Some Facts About the Hor at the Ham (By W. H Brady.) Among the two thousand and up? ward of men that comprise the fami? ly cared for by Uncle Sam at the Southern Branch of the National Home for disabled volunteer soldiers there crops out, and quite frequently too, arguments pro and con on a thousand and one subjects, chiefly those that touch upon some conduct of the Home. As the Home direct is composed of ten branches. It would seem natural that all the branches would bear the same cognomen, but such is not the case, and to set the members wise on this subject I give the complete roster of the branches, with their post office addresses and in the order of their creation, the board of managers, when the term of each expires and the Inspector general and assistant inspector generals: Name? of Branche*. Central?National Military Home, Ohio. Northwestern?'National Home, Wis? consin. Eastern?National Soldiers Home, Maine. Southern?National Soldiers Home, Virginia. Western?National Military Home, Kansas. Pacific?Soldiers Home, California, Marion?National Tome, Illinois, diana. Danville-National Home, Illinois. Mountain?National Soldiers Home, Tennessee. Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, South Dakota. Manager?. Major James Wadsworth, president, J4$?Broadway. New York City. N. Y. Term expires 1910. Gen Thomas J. Henderson, first vice president, Princeton, Illinois. Term exp'res 1914. Capt Henry B. Paimer, second vice president, Omaho, Neb. Term ex? pires 1910. Coi Walter P. Brownlow, secretary, tones boro, Tenn. Term erplres 1914. Gen diaries M. Andreson. Green t IWe, Ohio. Term expires 1912. John M. Holly. La Crosse, Wls. Term expires 1910. Major Wm. Warner. Kansas City, Mo. Term expires 1912. Col Henry H. Markham. Passedena, California. Term expires 1910. Lieut. Pranklyn Murphy, Newark. N. J. Term expires 1912. Col Edward P. Hammond. Lafay? ette, Ind. Term expires 1914. Gen Joseph 9. Smith, Bangor. Maine. Term expires 1914. The exlofnVto members of the board of managers are, the President of the United States, the chief jus? tice, and the secretary of war Inspectors. Col W. B Dwell. Inspector General lad Chief Surgeon. 346 Broadway. I?. T. Gen. W. M Curtis. 34? Broadway. N. T. C. K Wadrworth. 34? Broadway. N. Y. Tbe Inspectors are appaoicted by the board of managers, and have no stirw'ated term. Another Question. Another question ssnch dteeussed by star capita east of the himacftes. The following authors! ive state In Buying Your Meats A?k vour batcher for Max Levmeoo ? Home Kil.ed Beef. Pork aad veal mm hr the leading butchers of this etty. Dmt fail to aak yowr butcher or grocer for Mas Letassaa'a M per cent para kettle r?n ?eres! Lard M. Ltvlnson, M10 JevTsraaw Armaa. I middling gulf. 15.35; sales, 160 Future? opened and closed etcady. Op*-n High l?w tlise Dec. . . . 10.71 14 ?0 14 ?5 14.?3 Jan .. . 14.90 14M 14.8!? i4.?3 Feb. . . . ? - - lo.li Mmvli . . 15*7 UM 1527 15.31 April .. . 15.40 - ?? 15.43 June .. . - - ?? lo.eu July .. . 16.57 IMS 15 56 15.60 Aug. . . . M 29 I.". IS 1.V28 15.88 Sept .. . 1.1.96 Mini 14 im? 13.97 Qrt. . . . 13.44 13 48 13 40 13 40 Baltimore Grain Market. BALTIMORE, Ml), live 1* - WIIKAT?easier; .pot contract. 1.21%; southern on grade. I.13%al.21. CORN?easier; spot contract. 6f.%e 65%; southern white, 62%a85; yel? low corn. 62a64%. OATS?easlw; No I white. Mj NO I 2 mixed. 47%al8. RYB?dull; No. 2 western domes ile. so%aSl. VETERANS ne and What is Going on pton Branch. merit taken from tbe annual report of the board for the fiscal year end? ing June ;:o. 1098. will settle the 8JM0> t.on; Percapita coot. Central branch, $12T..96. Northwestern branch, $191.25. Eastern branch, $200.78. Southern branch, $162.65. Western branch, $187.76. Pacific branch. $173.84. Marlon branch. $173.3?. Danville branch, $165 43. Mountain branch, $42.35. Battle Mountain Sanitarium, $L 220.78. Pension Payments. The disbursment of pension money is argued every day In the week and to put a quietus on the pea'lmis tic side of the debaters. I call the following from the same report. "Under the provision of the act approved February 26, 1881, aa amended by act approved August 7, 1882. The measure ot tbe several branches of the home have received from pension agents during the year pension money belonging to members of tbe home in tbe amount of $4, 269.688.12. Of this sum $3.178.724.12 has been paid to members and 11, 022,502.97 sent at the requeat of members to their families and de? pendent relatives. The Tontorllaats. The barber shop at a branch of tbe National Home is an adjunct that is largely patronlxed. The general price for a shave Is 5c; hair cut 10c. The latter figure prevails in alt tbe nranch es except one and thia exception ex? acts 15c. The rules compel the man? ager to keep tbe shop clean and in a aanitary condition. Not long ago, when tbe question of care as to barber shops was under discussion at the Marion Branch, Gov? ernor Steel took a personal interest in tbe matter and issued the following order for the conduct of the branch barber shop. "Each person shaved shall have a apecial towel. "As a styptic, powdered alum will be kept in a tightly closed box, and when used the corner of tbe Indi? vidual's towel will be dipped in tbe powdere and applied. After the towel has been brought In contact with tbe face K will not again be dipped In tbe powder. "After each abase, tbe raxor blade will be immediately Immersed In a 4 per cent solution of phenol, then rinsed In clear water before being used again Shaving brush wilt be washed and shaving mug carefully rinsed after each shave. "Razor strops will be carefully washed once a day "Patients suffering from cancer or tuberculosis win be bar be red In tbetr S-?V A ?3IFT 0* Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pin ie Always wdeoase Caaaot be excelled In eeefulneea and quality All styles and sixes to b* bad at Abbe's S r Newport News Furniture Company OPEN EVERY-EVENING m During HOLIDAYS it 1 Make Some One Happy Let Us Help You! Send the Present, Pay for it After Christmas SPECIAL?any present in our store for $1.00 per week No money is no excuse. No cash payment required. Goods sold on time at cash Prices. Largest stock of Furniture in the city to select from. Satisfaction or your money returned. 4 Newport News Furniture Company 3007-9 Washington Avenue Newport News, Virginia wards. A special razor will be used on each of these clauses of cases." I These orders, If carefully carried out I must necessarily prove of great bene? fit to the members, especially those , whose faces are inclined to be tender 1 and easily Irritated. Penaion Story. 'i h.- pension story conrerinlng $lj?er j diem printed in your Issue of Novem-' ber 14 last, stilt commands a desl of talk and It is a truth to add, the men appreciate the "Press" for its publi? cation. On or about Tuesday next Quarterly pension will be paid, and it la probable that upward of 9100,000 will be disbursed. J No doubt the store keepers of New por News who advertise their wares wiU be beneficiaries to a goodly amount. Much Tobacco Used It is wonderful how the old sildiera consume tobacco. The sales of the weed at the Home store at the Southern branch will average Mr* tor I and a half a month. Place thia great output with the enormous qusnt'ty purchased in the near by towna cut side the branch and the total amount of smoking and chewing tobacco alone purchased by the members will readi? ly average over two tons each month in the year. The use of the weed is the members, one great solace, and they enjoy it to the full. The receipts from this source as well an aii other monies taken in at the branch store and its adjuncts go to tbe Post Fund, and this fund bears tbe expenses of all the theatrical and other amuse? ments to which the members are ad? mitted without cost. An Unusual Incident. It is such a rar? occurrence that aa off < .ai suggests that bis aalary be cut. that what follows will prove tbe fact that all mortals are not of tbe grabbing order. Tike secretary of the board of man? agers of the National Home is allow? ed $2.ono per annum The preseat in enmbent. Hon. Walter P Browalow, representative ha congress from Use First district of Tenaaassr. apon entering sgwin the dntles of tbe oflW called or. the Hon Twaney. chairman of tbe botase appropriation commute*, and per? sonalty resraeeted tket his salary as secretary of tbe hoerd he red or. vi to a minimum, at $100 per annum After tbe sabjert bad been thoroughly discussed Mr Tasney reached the tonelnskn (bat tbe duties were entire? ly too onerous for seek aalary aa arc j*\vwq*%% oVy Mr. Brown tow ?iw4 IMoV taws errttrag off tIJWwt. and this amount bas been saved to tbe govern .meit every year eine* Brown*?? er j repted tbe odaee. Former secretaries cf tbe board For those who would have happiness more than one day or who would have Christmas last more than one day in feeling and spir? it the best place to buy a present is KISF.XMA\"S, where you will get dainty slippers, good, strong and comfortable house: slippers for men as well as good shoes for both sexes. These presents will fitwell, wear well, lookwell, lastwell. You can make no mis? take when yon deal with certain people. Their hon? or, integrity and care of your vustom ami trade is such that you cannot go wrong in dealing with thorn. Christmas shoppers will find just such present* in Risenman's with many kinds of footwear for Christmas presents that will fitwell. wearwetl, look wrll, lastwell. EISElNMAiN 2?>th Street and Washington Avenue. ?nil the official* namely, ludg? Martin T. Mr-Mahon, Congressman Oeorge W. 9teel. and lt. S. Senator A. J Seweli always drew the full salary. Abolishment of Canteen. Much comment is indulged regard? ing tbe discipline since tbe eradica? tion of the canteen. There is no question that It has de terioated and up to this time haa put a great deal of extra work on tbe executive oflleers of the branches. While the beer ball was in vogue, tbe great majority of the members were satisfied to do their tippling at the canteen, but since that adjunct haa heea oat of service they go outside and indulge in strong liquor with tbe usual result. The annual report of President Wadsworth, of the board cf managers, for the Sarai year ending June I*W. has this to say oa the sabjert: Tn comptance with tee act of con? gress approved June m. i?Mt. the sale of beer to members cf the Home waa discontinued ow the 4th of March. 1M7 A period of eight months elapsed store Ike closing of the beer ball, during which time the general pa Key aa to administration and discipline has not been otherwise changed Se? the Home show that 1ST? more lA fesses have been rommifted by mem? bers dur.ag this period than daring the same eight months of the pre vtoa* fiscal year wbea the beer bans were in operation, aa loctease of tt2$2 per ceaf Practically all 4M to In response to a telegraph order, we received Saturday aa express shipment of Chafing Dishes Coffee Percolators ? and wbirh again places our stock. In (his line, np to anyone's in this city or Norfolk. Price*, from |4 ?o ap. at Abbe's HAPPINESS SHOULD BE PERPETUAl Happincs? aHooW 1**4 frog*. <>nc \ car's end t.. another ami should be pcrpctnal. Wr can do a jfTcat deal towards attara* irtfc thi? condition if wr (five some nscfnl gift ? hrrsdajaajft which should ?o toward tnakrlg tbc recipient happy the jrOJ round }?r instance, ai. cla?> trie iron, such as yori can pet. verv rrasooahie from the New? port News & Old IVnnt Kader?? Ar Electric Company, < ">e iiaTaJ, M a:.agrr \V. VN . S Butler.