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TEE EVENING TDIES, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1900.
OYSTEB TRADE AFFECTED
The Freezing of lite Potomac Ham
pers River X.mgnHon.
Tlic Loral Mnrkot LnrKrl llcpeiiilfnl
Upon ltontn for mm1I,h V I"cm
YvhncI TIeil v " - "Wharf.
SJocliH Hold for Kctlvr Prices.
Coal and Other Proluct Higher.
One of the attctxlants of the present
period of cold weather is the increased
price of coal mitl various food products,
oajMJciallj ojs4crs Tins is due in part to
the interruptions of transportation on ac
count of 8ivo and jcc. and in part to tho
advantage taken of the situation bj
shrewd traders to raise price on the
strength of anticipated scarcity.
Washington harbor is what is termed an
open port That is to sa, it is not blocked
uith ice, except for bnei periods in ex
treme cold weatbci and the bringing of
boo. food and, in msn eases, vegetables
and fruit to the citj is entrusted to water
transportation. Ulieti this fails, s- at
present, there is a temporary tuut off in
the suppl aud pi Ices usuallj go up,
according to the duration and seent of
the freeze Arrangement for land trans
poitation of mail products to Washington
arc meagre and the inaiket almosi Immc
diatelj feels anj cessation in the regular
running of boats on the mer
'During the fieeze ot the last ten dajs
Ice has lormed on the 1'otomac from the
citj to Mar; land Point, nearl fiftj miles
down the rier At J he whares. and just
below, the ice it. four inches tbisk. and
practitallj a blockade of the port has en
sued The mer boats aie all tied up at
their wharves and oulj the ferrj route to
Alexandria and a hanuel to accommodate
the Xorfolk steamers are kept open Other
wise mer iraasjiortstion is practical! Mi6
pended Unle&s the cold weather abates and gives
the ice on the riei a chance to break up
and move downstream there is eerv prob
Rbihtv of a great scan-in oi ojsters in the
local market within a fe las Last week
onl a few ojistei lnwts nc able to set
up to the cit from tin Iwv and state Fri
day none at all havt tmi in Hunilnr of
the vessels are tied up ai their w linnet, at
the foot of Twelfth Stieit and manv more
are down the bav unaltle to break the 1 e
The captains of the ovstei boats at the
wharves ai holding ba-k their stock for
increased prues .T-liro is as et no
jjcareitj, as dealers sav tli v are able to
procure enough m.swis to sutlf all de
iiwunis at lli wharves and from the supplv
brought i" bv rail But the prices aie
high Small stock bungs "fl tents a bushel,
which iu orliarv timet, sells fM 30 rents
lief ore Christina the wholesale pne
per bushel at the wharves was from CO to
76 cents wiih an average of Gf cents, and
during a time wluti the supplv was far m
exefe of the demand good stock went
oa to M cmt: a 1u-1mI Xow. large
bie4Htens bring from SI to $1 5 & bushel,
with the prieos of bon ialitic6 going
higher The dealers oaiplam that the
dreigers rtite tlie pike n tin ir t-ck h?a
tbe see that th-u i- anv datgrr of the
sttpjdv being limited oi niiinh ut off
Knowing that the dealers mui have ovs
tors en hand for tbetr rtraomere whatever
the priee waj be the diedgers are masters
of tlie situation at a time like th present
Men about tflf harttor who have followed
the oyster bu-lie-s tm luauv jears do not
look for a long onniiuanoe of the cold
w father Thej Raj ihie are perhaps 8,(HH
buBlK'l of oysters the b banes, and as
mH wore m voeels weailur hound be
tvvpen here himI the lcd6. There is no
seareity " remarked one dealer at the
Eleventh Street wharf todaj. "awl
those felloHs will he seHiflg their stock at
40 rents bushel after the river breaks up
The captains are taking advantage ef the
weather, aad that is alt there is of it."
'Ihe priDtta' some1 of suprtv for toe
oj.-t.ters hrousai to the Washington ma kit
is the iHi ti ot wa v belo j1 mtal
Beach and J the viemitv of lilaekiston s
i i d m loan" Imand Ttere he
lredpers aie Imifj at their work for several
HMtaths eah va: and the tongers are
allowed 1 Imw to oniiiu somewhat
longer tH the Ue grant ed to tb
dredgei. and when all indi ioi s are
favorable the nt is suppltel cne, pj with
an alaiadanre ef high grade bivalves
In tough weather, of course and when it
Is evtremelv (oid the wotk of dredging Is
hindered ami soatetiuM st pied Down at
CrtfclieW foi example and i i the nverand
along the islands below tha point 'h" e
now uitei feres with takmg ovs'e-F eit er
bv dretlmK or tougitig The 1 it)e na
ineiex Kvei is fro7.e olidl from soie
to fcbore and the ice area is alreadj en
crMelmig upon Oh- waier of Pokomoke
and Tangier bounds Tlie ovsier lieeis of
the ChesaiH'ake aie toosth tied tip in the
imrimis or hWieng ove under the lea
of the islands io thai if the perioJ of co'd
x.oatbei fdwuld iXMiimiK' fci a week longer
there would hegm a genuine ovsier famine.
Hot ohIv in Washington 1h elscwi c e
Hut H is likelv thai i1h ie will break up
within a few davs as a result of moderate
temperature, and then the dredgers will
hasten to dispose of their cargoes in order
to reach the beds for moie This will
thtow a large supplv upon the market, and
dealer will even things up bv reducing
prices below the nownal
But it is not alone the price of ovsters
which is affected bv the eold weather.
Vegetables and fiults brought to market
bv iiver transportation as well as turkevs,
chickens eggs and pork, are growing
bcarcc under the abort oned supplv Wash
ington obtains mnv of these i lungs from
Man land and Virginia tin various prod
ucts being btought in bv the river boats.
Of eourt-e. on account of the it this source
of supplv is trmporarilj cut off and prices
have been i-iised In the market
The cost of coal has also been enhanced,
especially bj the small dealot. who sell
hv the peck or bushel Whib the puce per
ton mav remain the same the demnnd has
. enormoiislv inieasrd on account or the
eold. and advantage has been taken of this
circumstance to laise the pri e to small
pup'haseis Theie appeals to b no l en
son in tlm nature or things for soih con
ditions us mil transportation h.is not been
peiiouplv aftecttd bv the old and the sup
plv of eoal is evervwhen abundant for all
Hands It is apparent ij one of the in
creased burden put upon eoiiumrrs by
shrewd dlstiibutors in time of gieat de
mand for fuel
The frcezinc of the rivei has put an
einbtigo upon the miming of most vessels
The steamer Columbia continues to make
regulai trips to Mexandria, but takes
ncarlv thiec hours for the trip over and
ieturn Communication letween Shep
herd's and Aloandna is aleo kept up by
the naliimoic and Ohio Itailroad tug o
as to facilitate the transfer of Southern
freight The Mount . onion a'eamets have
buspended oprrations until the river clears
of Ice. The mail steamer Kstelle Randall
was disabled vesteiday at Toit Poote try
ing to force its wav through the ice and
the btamei Wakefield is delaved some
where down the Potomac Jee is reported
verj thick at Indian Head bj. the steamer
Harn Randall, and five hours were re
quired to make the tiip ivhitli is ustiallv
covered m two hours
There Is small likelihood that navigation
will be open within ten dajs. If there
should be a thaw, borne time will neces
sarily elapse before the ice will break up
and disappear. And during that time it
would be dangerous for hbipning to vn
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HEALTH IN THE DISTBICT.
The lleeoril Show an Increase of
!cnrlet Fev or Ciincn.
The report of the Health Ofhcer for the
week ended December 30, JWD, shows that
theie were 110 deaths in the District dur
ing the past week, of which 69 were white
and 41 colored. The annual death rate was
19 S'l per 1.000 of the whole population,
thnt for the white being 18 OS, and for the
colored 23.9f. As compared with the sev
eral last reports there was but a slight dif
feciice in the health conditions.
There was a decline in the mortality
from diseases of the brain and nervous
fcjstem from 12 to S. and in that from con
sumption from 17 to 10. There were 4
fatal cases of diphtheria. 2 of measles, and
0 of tjphoid fevtr.
At the close of the last report there were
71 cases of diphtheiia in quarantine. Dur
ing the week 24 new cases occurred and 33
were discharged, leaving C2 cases in 44
Of scarlet fever there were C" cases at
the close of last report under treatment
During the week 3S new cases developed
and 16 were discharged, leaving S2 cases,
with warning Cards in 63 premises.
Of smallpox there weie G caes in hospi
tal at the clooe of last report Xo new
cases oeeuircJ during the week and 2 were
discharged, leav mg 4 cases under treatment
in hospital ,
The mean weather conditions prevalent
during the "week were Temperature of the
air, 24 degrees; relative humidity, 70 and
barometer, 2't 80 The rainfall was .)3 of
an Ineh, with northwest'rlj winds averag
ing a miles per hour The thermometer
registered 53 degrees on the l'4th and fell
to U degrees on the Kith
HENRIETTA BELL'S ARREST.
V Colored t onion Charged Willi n
Despite Uiuj fact that Henrietta Bell, a
colored ijp'mesttc denies that she is a thief,
she will be arraigned in court tomorrow
morning jo ans.wer a charge of larcenj pre
ferred bv Miss Sadie Walker, of S10 II
Street nonnwest, who until last night em
ploje'd the Bell woman.
The Bell woman was arrested last night
bv Detective-- Browne and Ilartigan The
arreM was made at the instance of Miss
Walker who complained of the theft of a
pair or diamond earrings
The Bell woman denied all knowledge of
the missing propertv and stoutlv maintain
ed that she vva-. persecuted
When searthed at the stationhouse the
misMiig carrmgt, were found concealed
ibout her ppr-on A small go'd ring set
with turquoise and which had not been
missed b MNs Walker was aI-o found on
her pair of fine linen pi'low slips whi-h,
like the turquoise ring had not been miss
ed weie found about the waist of the Bell
woman who has not explained how the
ropertv got there
ISAAC MORRIS IMPROVING.
lie.- lteliee His Inliirle
Hesnlt of :iu VeehK'iit.
The condition of I'aac Morris, the col
ored plasterer who was found unco inous
:n a vacant house at 1505 Pirsl Street
northwest jeslerday morning was todav
icported to b improved It was stated at
rreedmnn s Hospital that he was conscious
but could recall nothing that occurred
while he was in the vacant house, and, in
fact that he did not remember entering it
i The phjsiciaas saj that although the
skull of Morris is fractured the injurj is
slight and willnot resu't seriously.
The police after an investigation, ta
that in their opinion the man entered the
house wlnl drunk and m wandeiing about
iu the dark stumbled and kuocked an un
hinged door over on himcelf
The sav there was no evidence of a
struggle at the house
j 1 he onl) blood apparent was a small
pool on the floor near where Morns was
THE WESTERN MARYLAND.
Humors 'I hut the J'enns mii:i Itnil
n Nlii't to iiir It.
The latent gos-Ip regarding the fate of the
Wthtem Marjlnnd It.tilwaj and of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is that the
Pennsvhama Hailwav Companv is now m
the field as a bidder for them The storj
regarding the designs of the Pennsvlvania
comes from a Baltunoie financial source
It is interesting but railwaj men are in
clined to receive it with a trifle of doubt
It is asserted that the purpo-t of the
Pennsvlvania i to break the combination
bj which the Western Marjland is serving
as a connecting link between the Reading
and Baltimore and Ohio chieJlj for freight
tiafiic, and which made it possible for the
latter, a few month-, ago, to. establish a fast
passenger tram service between New York,
Philadelphia, and Pittsburg. Furthennore
this line serves to parallel the Pennsvl
vania Another lejiuied object of the Pennsvl
vania i aitiibuted to its alKged apprehen
sion thai within a few jears tL Western
Marjland will be in a pos'tion to utilize a
franchise it nas for a load to Jones Palls,
the loiisiiuetion of which would relieve
if of the ntcesitj of running its trains
throuc.li the union tunnel at Baltimore and
effect a saving of about SSO.ficO a jcar in
tunnel tolls This would mean a cone
sponding loss of revenue fiom the tunnel
and cauce t deficiencj which the Pennsvl
vania would have to meet
If it could control the Western Marjland.
ihe Pennsvlvania would be able to prevent
this as its continued ue of the tunnel
could be enforced The tunnel tolls, u is
said art sufiicient to paj the interest on
$2,000,000 bond;, at 4 per cent, at which
figure bonds endorsed b the Pennsvlvania
could be Moated. The infeicuce is, there
to! e. that In addition to the $450,000 the
New ork sjndlcate is willing to paj for
the Wecrn Marjland, provision is made
for the 2,000.000, and the actual cost to
tho biiver.s of the rood would be $2,500,000
I) is further ipoimcd out that tho West
ern Marjland parallels the Northern Cen
tral a part of the Pennsjlvania sjstem to
York, Va , and other towns in the south
ern part of the State of Pennsylvania The
declaied policv of the administration of
President Cassatt, of the Pennsjlvania, is
to bnv up all roads that can inte fere with
his road or prove valuable as feeders, end
heme it would be advisable to remove the
cstem Marjland from the held as a com
petitor as, in addition to ptrjl'cling the
Northirn Central, it taps a valuable traffic
producing territorj of the Pennsjlvania in
Southern Pennsjlvania. paiticularlj in the
rich and populous Cumberland Va lej
Control of the rond would leave the Penn
sjlvania master of the southern Pennsjl
vania and northern Maryland territories
The struggle for possession of the Ches
apeake and Ohio Canal Is believed to be a
part of the contest over the We:tcrn Mary
land. It offers a practical route to the
Georges Creek and West Virginia coal
fields. While the acquisition of the canal
for the purpose of converting its bank into
a lailroad blghwaj is besat with legal ob
stacles, the fact is recognized that the fu
ture is fi aught with possibilities of the re
moval of these obstacles, and the way "will
ihen be clear lor a railroad. The Penn
sjlvania. If in possession, would then bo
able to furnish i market for the coal of
fered at Cumberland by the West Virginia
Central and other companies, and this, it
is said, neither the Western Marjland nor
anj other road could do, owing to traffic
contracts Dow in effect between the coal
and railioad companies.
p)oinuiciitN and Promotion.
TI.e District Commusioncr jestcrdaj made the
follow ng appointments and promotions:
J.inire A. Din all is promoted to private class
two of the police force, vice (J K. Msrslnll, de
ceased. Holton Wolfe is appointed a private cla8
nc of tlic police force, vice James A. Duvall,
promotrd; Kobrrt ilorns is jppointed a private
clan ne of tlii police force, and the commission
cf George A. Howe, of tlic Health Department,
as an additional pmate on the police force is
Recessions in (lie Market in the
I.ntor In the Dnj the T.onsck re
Recovered anil a firmer Tone Mnn
IfeMted American 'lohaeco and bu
Kiir Hcfitiiiiur SlinrcN Aetlv e Influ
ence of the Reactions in London.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3 The London mar
ket was shown m the earlj tables ibis
morning material) depressed, and chicilv
in consequence of this circumstance the
local market opened at general recessions
from the closing figures of ve-terdav
The reactionary tendency of tho L.' ndon
market was attributed both to the disap
pointment that General Pieneh's vie ory
was ro more decisive than It has since
turned out to be, and further to the ap
prehensions that diplomatic entanglement
would grow out of the t-eiure bj the Brit
ish of the American and German mer
chant vessels proceeding to Delagoi Bav.
The initial declines in the railway list
averaged 3-8 of a point Brooklyn Rapid
Transit was sharplv depressed Iu the Ini
tial dealings, but later on Jt recovered
rapidlj, and the general market also de
veloped a much firmer tone after the open
ing, and recovered the gi eater part of the
early declines American Tobieco and
Sugar Refining were both exeecdinglv ac
tive and strong
The Industrial quarter generall was
firm, but in the earlv dealings the railway
list contributed the most to the total trans
actions. Xcvt York Stock JIarUet.
Corrected dally by W B Illbbs & Co,
members of the New Yorlr Exchange,
1419 r Street.
Open His,li I o 2 15
MPT'on'i Cotton Oil Vi .U SIX :i
S.Witr . W V) - S't Ht,
MVm iifd... 2'- "-" '" '1
Amencin fotneco .. "03 10V '"-' 101
trhisrn IW- H lH h
I,h'snnifd 02 "-' 0 61
P. iO pi . Til '' 71 t 71
I'aUimnreA ihl r V 7V. Si
' rcHiKlyn ttanin 1 ransl' WW 71 f '()',
cnesnneiiKn iilno . Tl "i '', 30
C C. A-'.!- ... 61 tS 01 f. ',
'.. At? U 2 -' 1J2.'
Cnicairo.V Northwest'n (, fi Vj 16-P i-Mi
I'hicaeoGfl 1 0 UV.'i 101", 104
C v v st. .. .. ii'i ipit, 117'. 113
C ' .iP 0S' H 0 H'i
C & .rent West'n . It 11 ' -t 1-V
on . .ated flas . . . 113 '1' 'r '03
Con Tobacco .... W J"J iW -3h
Con. Tobacco util .. 88 !0 , s7 87
ljelivnrc A, Hudson U1) l' Hs't llbSi
l'edoral tcot . .. r r5' !' "
rcueial Meel ntei . 7" "i 'It 71
Geiiuru. Klcctrtc . Mh 13 r lJ 1C3
Illinois Central.. .. i)J IU I 3 113
Louisville a .xastiviio Hi '0 7H
Viuiru))oiiian Ircction 1".9 8JS 15 1'5't
Viminttcn Hlov ted . 18 tt) W WS
Viswuri i'ucitu . ti 43 40 10
Mh.iJ.mn . . Jl 3 J2 -
N Ulouai IcidCo.... t0' X Jo -6
.New oi- L ultra .. . Si' 35 Ji" IJJ'4
Aorihtrn I iicitie.. . 54 51 MS 5J1,
CSoituorn i acillc pfd... 7 .i's 71 i 3
t acme .n ll luS 10'j 4Sj 45W
linn iuiiii.j.k! . . . Jl't loJ'i ul' Hl'
lEe.ulinjr lnts .. t 51. 5- u
oiltiicin racmc JS'a i'J 7'i j7
touu er uuiiw.ti J' l- J-'t 11
outilclil ituiMvav ufd... oo' .&'( 51 ul
ItiJj I'acllic. 20', b' 5Jj. 10
leuu. Coal A Iron 7, t7 fc4 6
L inoil l'acitic .. .. 4S', lb lb luS,
ciiion 1 iicilic pld. . '5 o .m i4i.
L .- I.eatner pld.. .. 0 77 5 .5
Li s jtubbet H H 4J1. 4J',
xvauast i IU -i'i -1. -ut -ui
tstcrn liiion 'lei.... 5,Hi o "! J-4
Co ormlo 1 uei A. Ir . Ij ii 4)' 41..
There was hesitation and then weakness
in the market this morning, lealizing and
short selling having fiiuillj accomplished
the decline th it has been expected for
seveial davs The opening prices v. ere
above those of the close vesti rdaj in most
tascs but immedlatelj it was seen that
the investment buvipg still in good volume
nas not likelv to be as large todaj as the
icali7ing and short selling Declines oc
curred, In the railwaj securities especial! ,
langing from half a point to a point or
moie The grangcis and Pacific securities
were sold bv those that bought a week
ic.o Several of the industrial stocks were
apptrenl exceptions to the general nile,
showing much strength and ashing good
advances during the first half hour of tne
dav Toward noon there was renewed
strength and the losse were partlv re
gained, but it seemed improbable that the
general advance would begin again todaj
in an important wav KealiziogMs in order
and probablv would be the best thing for
the ical strength of the market.
s to the general outlook it grows better
steadilj The New "iork banks have de
posited $12,000 000 in bonds with the ub
treusurj as seetintv for deposits of inter
nal revenue receipts The balance between
the subtreasurv and the banks so far this
week has been well in favor of the banks,
which makes nearlj certain a good bank
statement No gold shipments were made
todav, although it has been the general
expectation that some gold would go out.
American Tobicco, BrooHlj n Rapid Tran
sit and Sugar weie the strong features
of the market this morning, Brookljn cs
peciallj showing an entire reversal of form
fiom the weakness of jestcrdaj. Tobacco
advanced to 107 earlj in the day and sold
around JOf. all the forenoon, inside bujing
seeming to be responsible- Joi the strength
ruither talk of the end of sugar war
is heard in the Street The stock sold up
to above 130 this morning
Gossip is again concerning itself with
the affairs of the Leather Trust It is now
said again with gieat positivcness that the
Rockefellers have taken hold of the com
nany with tho intention of controlling it
hereafter One of the stories is that the
various members of the family will be
represented on the board of directors.
The ending of the voting trust of tho
Brookljn Rapid Transit with the end of
the j ear means thai most interesting mat
ters are likclj to be disclosed regarding
the ownership of the stock at the net
meeting There seems to be little doubt
now that the control of the companv has
passed out of the hands of the riowcr
The Great Noithern will issue $9,000,000
of new capital stock to be given to stock
holders pro rata at par. The Eastern Min
nesota Railwaj and the Willmar and Sioux
Falls Railway are to be secured with tho
It is said that the report of the stock
holders' investigating committee of the
Distilling Company of America will make a
favorable report as the result of its labors
The stock of the company has shown re
newed strength on the curb.
Rock Island was the strongest of the
grangers this morning. It advanced to
10S 3-S at the opening, and after declining
to 107 1-2, regained nearly all of its loss
before noon. The stock has been well
bought ever since the decline to par in the
break. The November report of the com
pany is said to be better than those of St.
Use a Welsbach Light?
It's iu thousands Jf homes
the rest are gloomy.
The Genuine Gives Trade
Satisfaction. In WELSBACH
Sealed Sox Bearing Mark
Bevii c of Counterfeit Mantles and cheap
Diutotfon brass parte.
Paul and Burlington. It will be publish
ed iu the near future.
Pacific Mail was one of the weak securi
ties in the early trading, getting as low as
451-4, a decline of two points from the
high of jesterday afternoon.
WnMhliiKton Stock Exchange.
Sales U. S 3's Coupon, f40dT109 1-2; D
C. 1C5's, $C50gil8; Wash. Loan &. Trust.
.)(ai63, Potomac Fire Ins, G(g78 1-2, 2.7
7S 1-2, Columbia Title Ins , 40-3; Capital
Traction, 2O0')2 3-4r 2092 5-8, 2092 1-2
207(02 1-4, 20(fT'i2 1-S, Washington Gas, 25
(f5"i 3-S, 5WoS 1-2, 0(g56, 2555 1-8; Mer
gcnthaler Linotjpe. 2O5?20O seller 10
2C0 1-2, Amer. Graphophone. 2812 1-2
aovEHNMh.N r iionds
iill S l
114 114 V
133 V nt
a0?. 110 I
rT si's iiai o.t ,
IJ M'slW Q J
V bt's It l'3 ,
u Mi's r m o r
I 1" Sid's U ltt-HUP.
! UJsj'ani'HWUOi'. a'J?,
I1IST1UCT OF COLOiiniV POM)
Cf 1!'02 "-e-ir fundiui;" fold 101
VolJOl "W.itorstojk" curruiuy iOI
','s P'OJ "Water stocrc'" curruujv
Puiidincurroncj tin's 118
1'sllcv. --10'. I'tB-HMl.j.
Met UK S's 1U23
Met It It Cert Indebtedness A...
.Mot K K Cert liulcbtedne 11 .
Columbia K it d'd. 1011
Columbia U K.'d more u's. . ..
Cltv ilbuUtirbuu UK
Wnsh Gas Co. tcr A, u's, lW-J-JT
AN udi l.ns to ter H, l.'s. lllUl-.,3
C :a l.lcc I.iiflit Boo imp. Ijo;..
C h l.lcc l.uht. Cert lifJIubt . ..
( hesM'ot loi, 1-Jif-Hll
Ches A. Pot lol. Con 0's ... .
A in scc'y a. 1 1 UbUiS, 1jo. . .
W ash .Market Lo Istb's, lbtK lull.
$7,UA) retire I auuualiv..
A ush Murliot Co. liuo b ,. Iflti-'':
1U8 '10 n
N ash Miulcot Co. cxt u's. Ull-'J. Ill
i Musonic Bull Ass'n u's C IUuj 103
Ainei cirapliopuono Ben j's.. Uj
AiULostia a. i'otouiuc Vd ... ....
.NATIONAL UA.XK &TOCKS
Hank of Washington J50
Farmers A- .Mechanics' JtC
SAIL UU'OSll AND
National Safo Booosit A. trust 129
W ash Loan A, Trust. .. If.,)'
Amor fccourity A, Trust 1)
ii usn Siiio Deposit . . 70
1 oiuiuac. .8
ciciitiitiiAuiorlCHn ... oj
.vutiuuu Union 10
1 eojile's 0;,
TITLh lNhL:HACE STOCkb.
Heal Estate t'ltlo tjj
Columbia Titlo 4
M llslll!B'U)Il 1'itlu J
Uiiiriet ntle j,
Citj AbaburDan . . ...
Ouuivutun.ioL ronndlljtowu .. 13
GS 4.ND 1LLCTIUC UGUT STOCKa
Washinirton Oas .. . . 51',
Gcoitfutoun Gas 63
I) o LlOvUH, Liut.
Chesapeake i. Potomao 60
l'eiinsj Ianlu . .... 39
5Icrgentha!er Linotj po .
.American cirapliophone. pfu ,
1 iicuiuiitlc dun Curnau. ...
usliluxton .'ilarKot . ...
oitulKi tiahlUKtou ,
and Provision Market
uembcrs of tho
1419 F Street.
W II l T.
br W. B. HIbba d. Co.
New York Exchange
Opfn. FTich Vovr 2.15
10 .0 69 CTt ,H
70 70Vi 7JH 70'.
Jan .. .
it 1 us.
V a?1, 3:JS U
31 ' 33'i 31'.
10:5 10.41 lOJJ
10 (w 10.75 10.v0
New orlV Cotton VIiiiKet.
Open lligli Low 2 15
Jnmian 7.17 77 7 J.' 1 31
.Vhivi . . . 7.U 7 41 7.J ". 4
iiav 7 19 7 VJ 7 j 7 5
August . I ' 7 45
A NEW TELEPHONE COMBINE.
The llanufnetiireiN nnil Operators
Will Piht the lit II (onipunv.
NH "iORK. Jan 3 It was reported
jesterdaj that Charles It Flint was inter
ested in a plan for combining all the large
independent telephone manufacturing com
panies of the countrj which plan. It wa;
said, would come up at a meeting of the
J manufacturers to be held at the Waldorf-
Astoria tomorrow Mr. Flint referred en
quirers to Sterling L Ilallej. of Chicago
Vccording to the report the proposed
combination will be the first formal step
looking to the organization of a general
combination of independent telephone In
terests to dispute business with the Ameri
can Bell Telephone Company The con
solidation of the indepndent telepuune ex
changes would follow the manufacturers'
combination, and. according to the lcport.
the two organizations would unite In com
peting with the Bell companj fo- busines"
The manufacturer?' combination would
supplj the telephones, while the Indepen
dent exchanges would join in a complete
long distance transcontinental sjstem
1 iiiised Inventions.
(Irom the Vu Orleans linn Dtinocnt )
One of the bet tncclmncal encineprs in New
Oilcans told retcntlj 111 interesting torj apto
po of the tribulations of inventor- " lout tlirci
vtar. Jgo," lie taid, "I irot up a little dewee that
grcath simplified tlie uorKinc ot a certain ope
of lump 1 took out ptttntfi that o?-t me in the
neiliborliood of $300, including ittornij-i' !,
and rmallj submitted the tiling to a big minuiic
turiiiff contern in the North
"The proprietor at once conceded the merit of
the invention and offered me foOO down ind a
roj lit of $125 on cjcIi one used 1 he cash paj
ment amounted to nothing, for it re-illj Ml short
of coenng mv time ind expenses, but the ro lltr
vis generous, and 1 figured it out that it would
jield me an income of $1,(m or 000 for sevrnl
ear iRTlnp-i longer. It depended on how soin
something better entered the Held Accordmsl
I accepted the proposition and transferred all 111
right Now, how much do jou think I ictuall)
received? Not 1 pennj.
"No, I haen't been cheated, at least, all tho
accounts luc been perfectl straight. The trouble
is tlicj neer put the device on the market Thcj
sniplj tuck the patents and drawings in a
pigeonhole, and there thcj remain until tins daj.
lij-ihd tliej do it, did jou ask? To ae moncj'
Tlie public is verj well suited with their pump
as it stands, and it Is doubtful if the could get
any more for it with inj improvement added
Such a step would merely cut down the net profit,
so thej prefer to let well enough alone It wis
necessarj, of course, to get mv invention afLl
shelved, or it might have been taken up bj some
enterprising rival, and the onlj earfhlj reason
for spending ?.y0 on the thing was to put it out
of the aj. It was rather rough on me to be
sure, but the cperienc was valuable, and I won't
get caught that way again.".
Thnt 'Sterllnp: Jny.
(from the Atlanta Constitution,)
J. Sterling Morion having discovered that oat
meal is a valuable brain food, his acquaintances
are wondering whj in the name of goodness he
doesn't consume a" few carload lots of the stuff
and kind of brace up
Polson'onrt ' O ercont.
(From 'the -Philadelphia Record )
Poionfng from overcoats is an unexpected dan
gcr, but no fewer han ixty cases have ben re
ported anions the street' cleaners of Blrmirgham
On being wet the clotr in the djing of which
chloride of anc had bccO lined, gaC off poisonou
vapor, producing painful swelling of hands and
THE PBOTEST OP AN ALUMNUS.
Injustice to Colored Applicant for
I'omUIoiim In Hovrnrtl Unlv ernltj .
To the Editor of Tlie Times:
I have read with much interest the arti
cle In your issue of December 28, on the
conduct of affairs at Howard Universitj-,
and I write to state that in so far as the
article essays to represent the feeling of
discontent among the colored people in
general, and the Howard alumni in par
ticular, It is essentially correct.
Howard University stands as the practi
cal representative of the nation's interest
in the higher education of the negro. It 13
suppoited mainly bj Government aid,
through Congressional appropriation, and
is the one opportunitv which the nation
offers exclusively to colored jouth to fit
themselves lor the higher intellectual pur
suits Its privileges and emoluments were
intended mainlj for the colored race. This
is not only the spirit and purpose of its
origin, but it is cquallj the reason for its
maintenance, and the president of such an
institution should be in thorough sympathy
with its aims and purposes In accepting
its presidency, he should be willing to sub
ordinate his personal prejudices, and even
his peisonal preferences, to the one pur
pose of maintaining the spirit of the in
stitution In its attitude or helpfulness to
the coloicd lace. If Its doors aie open
for the training of negro educators, they
should be cipiallj open to the cmplojment
of negro educators This, in the nature of
present conditions, cannot be expected
of the hundreds of white institutions of
learning where colored students are ad
mitted, but Howard University is essen
tiallj a negro university, and was pri
marily intended to furnish a sphere of ac
tion wherein the negro could be free to
work out his highest intellectual capabili
ties, alike as student and instructor.
The present president of tnat institution
has certainly not brought this spirit Jo the
discharge of his duties there. On the con
trarj, he has in numerous vtajs exhibited
a degree of personal prejudice which r n
ders his service in that position a positive
hindrance to the real progress of the in
stitution To carrj out the fu 1 purpose of
the founders of the irbtitutlon, it should Le
the aim of the president to give poitio 3
as instructors jn the universitj to capable
colored men and women preferably when
thej arc found to possess the required
qualifications, and this should be done there
all the more willinglj since it is well
known that capable colored applicants are
to uniformly discriminated against on ac
(ount of their color in nearly all the in
tellectual industries controlled bj the other
race But on this point the present pres
ident is certainly open to the charge of a
most flagrant abuse of his power Within
the last three jcars, out of nine unporant
appointments at the universitj. only two rf
the appoiutees are colored person", and one
of these was given a minor position The
seven other appointees, namelj Miss Bar
ker. Miss Itugg Miss Moore, Miss Johnson,
Miss Kankin, Mr aifford, and Mr Hay. are
all white, ind none of then holds a posi
tion that could not have been Jl.lel over
and over again bj colored applicants with
equal intellectual equipment and a higher
claim for consideration.
The placing of Miss Flora Johnson, a
jouug white girl, in the position of librar
ian, after she had entered a competitive
examination with two joung colored women
for the position and had utterly failed to
make oven a respectable rating in the con
test, was a species of unmitigated tjranny
without reason or excuse Mrs Baker, the
joung colored woman who made the high
est mark in the examination, was offi
cially informed that, while her rating was
the highest In the competition she with
the others lacked librarv experience,
whereupon Mrs Baker immediate! went to
mheiat. Mass entered the department of
Librarv Economv in the summer school of
Amherst College, completed the course, and
returned to Washington onlj to find that
Mus Johnson who had failed 111 the ex
amination, had been giveu the po-ition at
first temporarily, as a pretext, and then
When the former secretarj and treasurer,
J B Johnson died, there were several
capable colored men candidate for the
position- &uch men as Dr'F J Shadd A.
F Hiljcr and J H Meriwether, all col
lege graduates all alumni of Howard Uni
versitv all men of buines experience
and fine character But the-e were all
ignored, being colored, and the president
of the universitj went down to one of the
Government departments, fi?hed out a
white man holding a subordinate clerk-hip
at abouf $1 U a jear and put him in the
position at J 2 oi0 a jear mere! because
he wa the son in-law of General Balloch,
the same out who complained in The
Times artule about the (olored people
wanting position- ' Again the clerk to
the former secretarj wa- a voung colored
lifnn named Mitchell He studied law
graduated, resigned, and began the prac
tic of hi profe-ion in Philadelphia II 1
successor Is a voung white woman named
Miss Itugg, while a dozen co'ored girls are
denied opportunitle-, for einplovmeut in
as man otlices throughout the citv mere
lv on account of their color
The crowning injuUi e of this whole
business was reached when the president
of th university whose aalarj is ?I00 a
ironth, with a handsome residence free,
and neprl $1,000 a j?ar additional for al
lowances appoints his own daughter at a
eilar of $1 000 ? vear to succeed .1 colored
woman, when a dozen joung colored wo
men in Washington could be selected for
less monej to fill the position with better
abllitv AN ALUMNUS.
CBUSHED UNDER A FAST THAIN.
'Iliree lien It ti fi Over tmd Killed Neur
I.EWISBURG. Pa.. Jan 3 Nrv s has
been received here of a teirible accident
near Mintandon, where the Niagara ex
p:cv Railroad, ltii'inng at a rate of a mile
a minute to make up lost time, ran down
and killed three men -Samuel Wliitmire,
William Wendell, and Freeman Wolfe, all
of this citj.
The men had wailed beside the track
for a freight to pass and did not see the
approiching express train until too late.
Their ho'e was killed and their wagon
Colli Prom vonlli Ifrit'ii.
"bibt?nt f?crot.u Vamlerlip sail this
moining that the goM outp it from South
Africa had been entirely suspended and
would not he lesumtd until hostilities
AVlij sin- HfriiMicil Her TriniU.
1 (.t-nini the I!oton loiirnal )
I K notil -ight a! enjoyed ! a lan;e crovrl,
wlitrli for ncarl in hour surnminletl the piat
foni of the Wot Sonicmlle drpot of the l.iton
and Maine Itailroad on llmrdi afltrnoon
n express was ordered to take a trunk trout
I a I nnce'Ci Avenue residence for transportation
In train to HoMon About 1 30 o'clock the rx
prtvnun left the Inink on tlic platform, in
! wliito paint on the front ide aipcare-I in larsce
lettirt the lricn(l. "lintle S I ruiiK 10 ne Mar
ried Dec 14." V mislit be expected, tbe curious
Fight attracted i hrtrc number of people. Thei
lauchol, jolicd, and wondered, and then their
ciirloMtj was increased, a hundredfold by the
Mu'dtri "lppeanuce of a handsome jounsr woiiun
armed with a (jinntitj of cloths and a bottle of
naphtha Not in the lrast abashed 1 the in
quititic tliroiij? of "rubber necks," she at orce
Kot upon Jicr knees -ind set to work within? off
the unwelcome letterine;. It wii a clow task,
but for half an hour she stuck to the work until
it -is completed, neer once pawn? am atten
Hon to the ood naturcd banterinir of the on
lookers. Aflci the lettennsc had been rtnuned
she rcnnined twentj fhe minutes at the depot
window, keepinc; cloee watch for the p sililc
reappearance of the practical joker. He dis
creetlj kept out of sit;ht The lad saw the
trunk" checked and started to Boston on the 2.?0
train, after which, with i Ftnile of satisfaction,
she quietlj walked up rim Street in the direction
of her home.
A Goil-cilf nicislnpr Mr. n F. Wood,
of Fasten. Pa , was a great sufferer from Organic
Heart Dwai'. He never expected to he well
flfrain, but Dr, Asnew's Cure for the Hrirt was
hii Rood angel, and he lives today to tell it to
othere. Hear him: "I was for filteeti years a preat
sufferer from Heart Disease, had smothering spells,
palpitation, pain in left side and swelled ankles,
Twentj iihjj-icfana treated me, but I (rot no relief.
I used Dr. XtircwV Cure for the Heart. One
.doo relieved ive ird of lhlrfv minutcR. Seen
bottles eured pie." Sold h F. S Williams. Ninth
and F Streets; Kdmond9 fc Williams, Third and
Fenr&yhanla Avenue 28
A. C Jenltbu.
DINGMAN & JENKINS,
Atlantic Building, 930 F St.
Fraetloral lots. Quick service. Small nu'slns.
Correwpendents- Ware & Lelacd. Chicaeo,
Purrell. Ilacaman & Co . New York 'Phone 1770.
We Execute all orders Immediately.
Fastest Wire in the City.
Guarantee Trust and Deposit Co.,
dell tf 1329 F. 'Phone 1813.
A. J. Swan & Co.,
S E. Cor. 7th St. and Pa. Ave. . W. (Upstairs),
STOCKS, BONDS, GRAIN,
PROVISIONS, AND COTTON.
hjst Wire Quotations. Quick Senrice.
No Interest. Krartiuiul Lots.
de31 lm Small Margin
Carley, Rosengarlen & Co.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
20 IilttnD ST, EV 10RK
Bonds, Stocks, Cotton, Grain, Provisions
U SHIGTO. OFFKF,
1421 F Street N. W.
W. B. GURLEY & CO..
Bankers and Brokers,
1 335 F St.
Mimbfri New York Stock Exchange.
Corrtspoodtatt of Mclntrrr & WudelL
FERRY & WOOD,
BAMiLltS AM) WtOKEir. 1335 F St. X. IT
(Upstairs.) 'Phone 1525
New lorfc Correspondents, Furnell. llagamin k
Co , h. llinm Sons Co.
Chicago Correspondent. Ware i Ij-!and
Fraetloral Iota of Stocki. Grain, and Cotton
carried on rai margin. Interest allowed on de-
ix)mU. AH current eosnp on financial aaa rj on
file. no3 If
Stock Brokers. GI3 15th St.
New York Office 14-46 Bro.idvu.
We have offlcfa In all pnncipa' Eattern cities.
Direct connection with all exchange b) private
wncs. Continuous quotation.
Lappin & Davis,
529 5ee3lh St N.W., S. E. Cor. F,
tVe hare rrerj faci'ity fcr the quick execution
of orders in stocks and grain. uia'l and Iarajf
Iota receive eiruat attention noil tf.em
E. E. Simpson & Co.,
Hooiu.i 10 nnl 17. A aalilnton Lona
ami Trust IluUdlnK.
Stocks, Bonds. Grain. Cotton
Correspondents the Stock. Craln. and PtotIb-j
Company, New York.
Direct private wires. Quiet, icrrlce. Fractional
lots. No ititcrctt. 'Phone 20. ocl tt era
4 and 5 Per Cent
Prcroptl Loaned en Koal LV.ate In Dutnct at
ni:isivt.i. iicI.eh vx,
1005 r Strett. oc:-.l
W. B. HIBBS & CO.
DWhJ-RS NT DilOKEH3,
Uembcrs New lorl. Stock Dtclianje,
1419 F Street.
LUJCMH ItG. TIIAI.UA JS Ji CO,
Honey to Loan
At 4!o and per cent
ON II LAI. I STATE IN U a
0 DELA'S IUOND KXAMlNVnOV OF TITLB
W A 11 UK II. ACKBU,
701 ll.h ST X. W.
BWUs M) TItLST COIII'IMIIS.
R1GGS NATIONAL BANK
OF WISIIINCTON. D. (X
ENGLAKD. IRFLAND. IIUNCEAND GEKMANT'
Letters of Credit
AYMUUUE lit ALLfOItEION r.RT3.
01DERS FOR INVESTMENTS.
8TOCKS AND UON'DS. p25 tl
S2.BO csi that.! cev. S2-50
Per a da'- Per
Year. ASafe Deposit Box Year.
Washington Safa Beposfi Co.,
01 6-9 IS Pa. Ave.
Open to 30 n in. and Saturdays ta S p ra.
llNFt LTI1 1 ni PICK COMMIIOM US OF TUB
District fi olumbia. Washington. Jimian -'
VM0 Order d Hnl rtirle II, ection f, of
the 1'ohcc KcgvdUiorH is hereby -amfrHled so as
to reid in follow-- vr. 3. N p'reon -hall
hive, put, or keep jnj lta or straw, uncovered,
in jnv st ick or nile. or in arr other manner es
I pojul. within one hundred yards of anv buildinsr
in said cit, or snail nae, put. or seep wunm
said oit anj ha, .tran, hemp. Max. toavins.
or rushes, in an buildinsr not built ot tone, or
brick, or iron, and covered with tlic. or slate, or
other fire proof ntaterial. Knd it shall be un
lawful for any person to Iiae, put, or keep my
of the aforesaid material in any manner, except in
accordance with the provision! of thi- irtiele, and
alter a licen. has been procured from the om
miyioncr3 of the District ot Columbia, on the
recommendation of the Fire Marshal of the Fire
Depirtnient of said Dutnct. Whoever shall fail,
neslect, or refuse to comply with the profusions
of this rctioii. after notice from said hire Mar
shal of its requirement, shall, upon conviction,
be punished by a Tine ot not lesj tlan foe dol
lars, nor more than fortv dollar. J011X B.
WIGHT, JOHN W. ItOsi, INS1XG II. BEACH,
r'omtmadoiiers DC. . It
l'OIl S I,E BICYCLES.
W h lll"i second hard bicycles for casl lit STI tl.
I1U iCLE REP1R CO., Hi and Maine ave.
sw. irt 2m0
(JKNT'S Columbia. 98 50; Rambler. $j; bojs .
eirls'. and ladies' wheel. t 3 up; all bar
gains C( LE EXCHANGE 710 10th st. nr.
.II l.WIlcnrc incipient eon-
llUlJII S"iiniption, bronchitis.
" l5J"1 'gnppe, asthma, and all
You can always rely on it. Price only 25 cents.
CuLlIMdIA leading theatre
Evecirgs at S 15.
M-t Sat at 2 15.
"THE JOI.I.Y 111 SKCTBnil,"
REOILVR PIlKEa V ILL PKEVML
NEXT WFEK-RETUtN OF THE BRILLIANT
A Runaway Girl.
OH Iivn-N TO TIIF BVND
rilh 1Y OltSED RIGHT.
AiiKiistin Daly's Musical Co.
65 Membsrs 65
IV Ll DING
JET- Tilt HDY.
TheBurlon Holmes Lectures,
W i h Illio' a n- in eoloM,
TlfcDU IT) 15 V M.
"Round About Paris."
With tztra. "enes- of Japane
KLONDIhh MOTION PKTl RBS.
THE GKWD CANON . Jm. IU.
MOM LAND fan. 29.
V-at' now on tale, x. Ah. ., an4 $1 .
flf WD THE
MONf, PU TlUJrS
IDEL IIOLIDV1 JJHL.
2:15 P. M.
And , "' ".1
1 1 us Mr a'.l Mn.
Uarrv, ( jrl I. nurn , 5fic
.Id 1 . ifl. Jr,e, tiur Ki4 CVC'C
Mathews ami llir-i CVC J
LL 'EVTS KF Itl"rRFD
G R A M D
HALLS OF THE ANCIENTS.
T'i s ettr rir iWelnli ! tarv 1 !,
for the benefit tf if d s c . f th Doiiadry
M 1 ( hur 'i. Mi r an- in tt -mth Iw i
t r w speaK in t iliffe i-b' ialli4, between 9
anl H i tlV, in t r eimrfr
HeIjiea Kates d ills ij rnts (.hildren, 13
Prices, 25, 5 75, Si.03 ani 51.59.
T Vw 0(-ia in pie,
Bo - br KIRhE I !IH It rniie b Jl AH
n intpuillhed Swiff
Ensembla of 101 Persons.
ext We-k "A Bj i. or's lIoamiiB."
10 BIO 4CT- 10
Ifexi. Week Hopisa Tia -' ejn A
EHrERTAINMEHT AND IOTCTI0H,
The Halls of the
131 U H - Nfn Yc te.
For Promotion of National GaHaries.
11 loual' Fnptwn -wTrian. Noinao. awl
M Xr hit- tiire Mjnn-t " Cte
iork ipn fa-h from t m to W f. B.
lit lnni the iiav nil rtive i MTbKJf
t,.kr, . r u .vrwr FHW1U.IX W.
S(1TM viM -p-k in the different HALLS eth
eemuz antl 1 Iifc4rte uh t-rvtptui. or in
snt n v is alen e Wlt
For Mount Vernon,
Alexandria, and Arlington.
Electric train', itatirn 11 tt iml Pa ve. For
Mt Ve.non every hoar, from 10 a m. to 2 p. m.
For Mejanrtria anj An.rlo i be u-hedule.
ROlM TRP lo Mr ternon 58e Row! tn
(a Alexandria. 25c Round trip to ".rtinRten. I3c
Round trip to Mt VtiDOD. incloiline AtHnytoa
and Alexandra COe.
Wnsh.. Alciniulrln X 31t. Vernon Ily.
CHR. X AN PER,
909 7th Street.
Has asumetl a fontJ tt uepot and tli duty of
exclu'he ditnbution of the "'l tnown
Saratoga Star Spring Water,
. ileliejjs spjrkhBir AMERIPN" toWs wawr,
eertamlr the eiuI of, if wi m-rim i ay Im
ported. $7 50 e5e ot 50 fjttartfi.
$ii.00 ea-e ot M pHs.
$1 J down rpnrts.
?1 15 Lozn pint.
No Uraiuh li.nit3. Send fr Prc Ust.
A Separate Cure for Each Dissaso.
t fFESEiir CLRE, F31
FREE TREATMENT KS1
past history of jour diseas and present smp
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vice by mail. FRLE OF CHARGE, rtrietly eonfl
dent.al and proicional. No matter what yen
utteaae may br. tend us your name and address
today, and we will send you a full i.ie bottle fre
HE DH MARTIH H0ME0F5IHIO
FAMILY HEBiCUE COHPUf,
P. O. Box 82"!
ELIXIR OF OPIUM
U a preparation of the Drug by which its injur
ious effeets are removed, while the valuabl
medicinal properties are retained. It pesseaaej
all the sedatue, anodyne, and antipasmodi
powers of Opium, but produces no sickness oi
the stomach, no omitin(r. no costiveness, no
headache. In acute nervous d sorders it is an
invaluable remedy, and is recommended bjrth
E. FERRETT, Agentf
372 Pearl St.. Nerr York.
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