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- , "Ai- THE MOTMSTI T1MJ5S, MTDHDAY, DECEMBER 19, 18Sf. f 2 1 wwk m m m j BBwIl aa W& sfw'k, itSI. 22sl i Today we shall have a present for each juvenile patron something that we are sure will delight every one of them. - ,,.- Our great variety of handsome Holiday Shoes, Slippers, etc., are evidently delighting the thousands of well-pleased buvers whom we've supplied this week. Today we ex pect another record-breaking day but we have enough efficient salespeople to serve you all comfortably and properly. Here are a few Holiday suggestions and some of For Children. V'orstcd Ktt.i .-slippers, Misses' or Chiiu's .Ml-wool Jersey Leggiiih, Misses' or ChildV SOc 75c Roys' Red-top Boots, Willi good, licavy soles. .$1.00 Coys' Tan Leather Loggins, 3-bucUleFauntleroysiyle..$:2.00 "Iron-dad" Shoes, All sizes, Boyh' or Gills'. -SX-OO "Daisy Dress Shoes, l)ugaii .i Hudson's make. Prettiest Dress Shoes, Sixes o8 $1.25 Si7.es JT to 10 14 S1.50 Sizes ll'toli $2.00 .Rubber Boots, Best Reliable NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA General Sentiment Is Against the Proposed Retrocession. Another Attempted Hold-up Near the City Death of a Well Known Citizen. Tliere seems to be but one sentiment in Alexandria in regard to the i.mUon of retrocession, and tliat is aeainst it. The city of Alexandria i tnda in a better fi nancial eondiiJonthan for a number of years past, notwithstanding the fact iliat large amounts have been expended for street and sewer Improvements. The tax rate lias been reduced, the interest on tiie city's debt has been met piomptly and the Loaded debt of Hie cilj curtailed Several attempts have been made since 1844 t create a senlnneut in faor of retrocoKs oa. and it is predicted that the present attempt will meet the same fate of those heretofore made, at least so far as the citizens of Alexandria are concerned. Donald, the little f-on of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLean, died yesterday from scarlet fever. John J.-.t obs reported to the police yes terday tiiatanaitempt wasmadebj tramps to hold him up on the Leesburg pike, while he was n his way to this city. This is the fourth attempt which has been made within the past ten days to i old up por tions on the roads near this city. Mr. John L. Boycr died at Ins heme, No. 808 King meet, yesterdaj morning. De ceased was a member of Mechanics Lodge No. 3, Knights of Pythias, and Osceola Tribe or Itod Men. A meeting of the con-eoromissioned offi cers of the Alexandria Light Infantry will be held on Monday night. Capt. and Mrs. A yres have removed from tMseity i . No. 1272 New Hampshire ave nue, Washington. Mis Urate E. Trice, after a pleasant visit to her cousin. Miss Ruth Ilnlleiiger, has returned to her home in Norfolk. Miss Bertie Roper, who has been visiting friends m this city, hab returned to Nor folk. Miiss Carrie Hunter has returned from a visit to the Misses Stuart of King George. Mis Mary Marshall is lmine from Kee Mur College, Md., for the holidays. Miss Bessie Wright, who has been visit ing friends in this city, has returned to her home in Henrico county. The remains of the late Mrs. Mary Ann Croson were interred in Bethel Cemetery yesterday. The services were conducted by Rev. J. H Butler of the Baptist Church There will be a special meeting of the "Woman's Chiistian Temperance Union held in the M. E. Church, South, on Monday next at 3 p. m. Mr. l'.ark Agnew has returned from Norfolk, where he went to attend a meet ing of the SUite Republican committee. DKNTKD TTI1J WHIT. Justice Brewer Acts in the L.ead ville Strike Case. Associate Justice Brewer of the United States Supreme Court, and assigned to the Eighth judicial circuit, silting in chambers, last night denied the application made to him to issue a writof error to the supreme court of Colorado in behalf of Sheriff New man or Leadville, which would act as a supersedeas to its judgment against the sheriff. The Leadville strike is involved in the decision, it being alleged that Sheriff New man favorfi the strikers and refuses to co operate with the State authorities in their plans to maintain order. Church Entertainment. Kev. Br. W. D. Skellinger, pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, entertained a large audience last evening at the church with an instinctive lecture on "Coal Mines and Mining" in Pennsylvania. SwiTHACRASH - Shall stacks of Fine Clothing drop today. This vig-orous onslaught is thinning out the .ranks and those who have not yet tasted the sweets of this great Litigation Sale, which ends December 24th, had better hurry up, if they would sare half of every dollar, and dress warmly stylishly. These are only two samples. " $r.00 Just a "V" for as good a Suit as you often paid perhaps 10 or $11 for. A genuine German-Clay Suit cut trim style lit tho essence of perfection ail for Itsecms preposterous that one can bay for this small amount a warm well-made stylish Melton or All wool Kersey Overcoat. Litigation Sales don't happen often, nor do such admiral) ecuauces to dress up present themselves but we're compelled to toll you are urged to buy the price. $ i.5 I NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE, 311 SEVENTH STREET. ti3b--S.- FTS- C! ROWO ATTRA For Ladies. Hand-made Heaver Slippers, . With good, leather soles GOc Warm-line Cloth Laced, ?l.ou quality at TSc Fleece-lined Juliets, Of Beaver or Saltcen.. .$i.oo "Ideal" ICid Boots, C styles, laced or button. -$l,SO 'Cork-sole" Hand-made Shoes, Laced or Button S350 Bicycle and Skating Boots, Tncoubletlly tiie best and Prettiest in town. None better at $.".... S3.QO Qualities Only, for Men, "Women and Children. 930 ailJ 932 rth St., 1914 and 1916 Pa. Ave. 233 Pa. Ave. S. E. m. Halm Sl Co. 'si Ppiinhlp Slin Houses. I Shoe Houses, FUNERAL OF MR. BOWEN. Distinguished Men Paid Their J-Jtst Tribute to the ex-Mayor. The funeral of the late ex-mayor of "Washington, Sayles J. Bowen, who died on "Wednesday afternoon, occured yes terday afternoon at the late home of the deceased. No. 3055 Q street northwest Rev. Br. Byron Sunderland, associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was the officiating clergyman. The desire, expressed by Mr. Bowen, that the ceremonies should be conducted as quietly and simply as possible was strictly observed by the members of the family. , Floral tributes were numerous and of unusual beauty, but with the exception of an ivy wreath, the gift of Mr. Moes, which lay upon the foot of the coffin, none of mem were seen, except by members of the family, in accordance with the wish of Mr.' Row en. Dr. Sunderland eloquently and impress ively eulogized the life work of the de ceased. He paid a touching tribute to the bonds of companionship which in years gone by had linked his heart, to that of the man who lay before, him, "sleeping the dreamless sleep." The ceremonies at the house were con cluded with an earnest invocation de livered by Dr. Sunderland. The funeral cortege proceeded from the house to tiie Congressional Cemetery, where interment was made without ceremony except the reading of the burial services by Dr. Sun derland. Representatives ot the family present were: Mrs. S. J. Bowen, the wife of the deceased; ids step-daughters, Mrs. Bessie llulford.and Miss Louisa Bent ley; his step son, Mr. Charles Bcutley; his sister, Mrs. Ben way; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barker, Miss Julia Barker, and Mrs. Underbill. A nutnlter of themembersof the Washing ton town council, which served with the late ex-mayor, were present: Messrs. Jos eph Watson, R. J. Beall, John R. Wright, Judge A. S. Taylor, and from ttie board of aldermen, Messrs. Capt. W. II. Slater and Appleton Clark. Among others present were: Commis sioner George Truesdell, Dr. Thidall, sec retary of the ex-mayor during his admin istration; J. C. Beall, or the Postoffiee Department; L. C. Bailey, Adolph Crass, ex-member board of public works; Perry Carson. John Barker, Jennie Barker. Mr. and Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. Hunt, Mr. Birch. Mi", nougliton. Miss Gangwere, Mrs. Bobbins. Mrs. Johnson, Miss Thurlow, Mrs. Scott, Miss Krjder, Mrs. Schubert, and Mr. and Mrs. Ward. The pall-bearers were: District Attorney A. A. Birney, A- M. Gangwere, Chief Engineer E. D. Robie, U. S. N.; Z. Moses, James E. Hell, and Appleton P. Clark. The Colored Baptist Ministerial Conference attended in a body and lerfe a copy of a set of resolutions passed by the body. SWINDLED A FARMER. Ilenry Annntead, Arrested In Col orado, Wanted In Pennsylvania. New York, Dec. IS. The district at torney was notified today of the arrest in Denver, Colo., of Henry M. Arnistead, who was indicted here for grand larceny on the complaint ot Thomas Taylor, an old farmer of Midway, Ta. Taylor claims that Arnistead swindled him out of $40,000 by selling some mining land in New Mexico he hail no title to, and also some stock in the Irrigation and HydraulicMiningCoinpany thatwas worth less. Taylor was also induced to spend $15, 000 in working the New Mexico land. Detectives will go to Denver with requisi tion papers for Armslead. HI For the Children. For Men. Silk-worked Velvet Slippers, Regular Too. quality GOc Best Broadcloth Ovorgailers, Willi 8 buttons, $1 grade TSc Tan and Black Kid" Kausf'Slippers, Hand-sewed, $1.50 quality.... .. $1.25 Genuine Cork-sole Shoes, Laced and Gaiters $a.oo l'atenl Leather Dress Shoes, 0 pretty 5-1 styles &3.00 Winter Rusel Shoes, Or best Box Cair, With heavy extension soles, 54 everywhere here $3.00 FIFTEEN THOUSAND IN LINE Republican Clubs Promise Them for March 4. Chairman Bell to Announce tliePer- sonnel of All Committees at Tonight's Meeting. Fifteen tiiousand uniformed members of ttie Republican clubs of the United States is the estimate of the number which will visit Washington for the inaugural cere monies. The estimate was obtained last night from President I). D. Woodmansee, of the National Republican Clubs, who, with a committee, came iiere yesterday to make arrangements for the parade of the Repub lican clubs on March -1. Willi Mr. W'ood n'ausee are Gen. McAlpin, of New York; Ernest Warren, of Pennsylvania; C. W. Raymond, of Illinois; E.J. Miller, of Ohio, and Dr. W. L. booze, of Maryland. The committee hail a conference yesterday with Chairman Bell, at which It was arranged that the clubs coming should appear in uniform and that each clul .-nould consist! of not fewer than fifty men. Mr. Woodmansee said last night that he had already made the proper arrange ments with Grand Marshal Porter for the appearance and position of the clubs. He will at an early day, he said, ap point a local committee, having already selected Judge John C. Chancy, or the Mc Kinley and HobartClub, on such committee, and probably the selection of oilier mem bers will be left to that member. Mr. Woodmansee has been empowered to appoint the chief of staff and other officers for parade. A meeting oi the committee will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Ebbitt House, its present headquarters. Mr. Woodmansee will be obliged to leave the city this afternoon at "1:40 for his home in Cincinnati. It is likely that arrange ments for permanent headquarters will be made by the committee before it leaves Washington. it is expected that the personnel of all the committees for inaugural week will be sumbitted to the executive committee, which will meet this evening. The clerks at headquarters were busy last night copy ing the names submitted by the various suhchalnnen. 'I lie lists will be submitted to Chairman Eell today, who will scan them for dupli cates and in conjunction with the chairmen fill vacancies caused by such duplications. The names number about two thousand. Chairman Bell has so much work on hand that he will have a substitute at the bank, Col. Blount to be the acting president. DISTRICT ENDEAVORERS. Mass Meeting at Kendall Uaptist. Coming Annual Convention. Tho mass meeting of the District Union of Christian Endeavor Societies held last evening at Kendall Baptist Church, was at tended by a fair sized audience of enthusi astic Endeavorcrs despite the counter at tractions of Christmas shopping. The meeting was opened with a praise service conducted by Musical Director Clark and devotional exercises by Rev. Theron Outwater, pastor of Kendall Church. The topic in the evening was "Duties and Privileges of an Active Member." Rev. Theron Outwater spoke of the duties and privileges of the active members in the church. "The Duties and Privileges of the Ac tive Member as a Committee Member," was handled in an able manner asan open parlia ment by Rev. E. B. Bagby. Dr. "V. C. Alexander, of the West Street Presbyterian Church, presented the subject "Duties and Privileges of the Active Mem ber In the Church." The program for the annu.il convention of the District Christian Endeavor Union to bo held January 18. 19, and 20. is well under way. There Is to be an of ficers' conference on Monday afternoon and other conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. On Monday night will be a "pastors' half hour," followed by addresses on "Fundamental Principles of Christian 'Endeavor," Tuesday night is to be devoted to "Good Citizenship," and on Wednesday night will occur the cousecm tion service. The annual junior rally will be held on Saturday afternoon. REMOVED AND INDICTED. Federal Employe in Trouble Over Political Assessments. The United States Civil Service Com inlssion has been advised by the Treasury Department that Julius A. McMartin, deputy collector and entry clerk in the customs service at Port Huron, Mich., has been removed for violation of that part of the civil service act relating to con tributions for political purposes. In the investigation recently conducted by the commission at Port Huron it was as certained that John Tierney, William Springer, and Julius McMartin had all been implicated in tho solicitation, as sessment, or receiving of political con tributions from their fellow employes. The commission presented the matter to the Treasury Department and to the At torney General, with the result that all three of the persons named have now been removed from the service. Furthermore, the' commission has .lust been advised by the United States at torney at Detroit tfiat the grand jury has found true bills of indictment against all three persons for violation or the civil service act, and that their trial will be held at the next term ot court. Handsome Art Calendars Free To day. The neatest calendar of the new year in six parts and lithographed in colors will be presented today to every patron ot the Great Atlantic and Facific Tea Company main store 501-503 Seventh .street northwest, corner E street. Branches in all parts of the city and all .markets, bon't forget the grand Christmas opening next Mondaj-. B. A. Jlowman. manaKer I for the District of Columbia. Murderer Made a Pun as He Marched to the Scaffold. WAS COOO THE LAST ' i' ' ' Hundreds- Saw the Execution of MarKnret Drown' Slayer In Marl boro Jail Xm-d Ills Hotly 3hirled Near tlie Scaffold With Scant Ceremony. Special to the Times. Marlboro, Md., Dec. 18. James F. Smith, the murderer' of Miss Margaret DVown, was hanged today In the jail at this place. His body was buried in the yard or the jail hi the center or the village here. It was interred immediately after the execution and the eartii was thrown over the corfin with scant ceremony. No minister officiated and the burial was without the rites of the church. The story of Smith's execution was told In The Evening Times of yesterday. He went to Ills death calmly, and during his last day on eartii the fortitude which he has exhibited since committing the crime did not desert him. He laughed and joked with those about him and up to within a fewinomeutsof hisdeathappeared in the very best or spirits. The cell on the second rioor or the jail seemed to be the objective point or all Marlboro this morning. Curious crowds gathered about the building as soon as it was light enough to sec and Sheriff Underwood was besieged with petitions for passes to the execution. After break fast Smith chatted with the deatli watch. "This is my last meal on earth," he said, as he finished. "1 hope, the meals in the other world will taste as good." INVITED THE SHERIFF TO EAT. The murderer ofrered to share his breakrast with the sheriff, but the latter declined. Smith was by far the most composed person in tiie jail. He had grown fat and sleek during his incarcera tion. His face had filled out and his nkin looked oily andglistenedinthesunlight which streamed through the windows. On the early morning train from Balti more came the colored ministers who bap tised the murderer yesterday. They were the Rev. Dr. Braxton, Kov. John D.Broadus, Rev. Reuben ParkerandRev. C. It. Parker. The clergymen entered Smith's cell shortly after 9 o'clock. He greeted them pleas antly and drawing a. small bible from his pocket sat down on; the edge of his cot and began to read from the book. From that time until the hour of the execution the murderer spent the time in prayer or singing... Occasionally an of ficial from the Baltimore jail would enter the cell and 1 1 fc'f- It vices would be inter rupted for a moment while Smith bade his visitor good-by Then the hinging would be taken up agaiiaud as the ministers' voices ro.ve above the murmuring of the crowd outside' tnb prisoner would drop back on his cVih and gaze aliout the bare cell as though the entire proceedings were a good deal of a bore. SMILED QX THE CROWD. Many of the curious pressed about the door of the little room and tried to catch a glimpse of '.theirisouer. From time to time Smith looked up at them and showed his;c4n white teiVtlijn a smile. At 10:25 .herffj; Jlndycood entered the eell and read the death 'warrant to the prisoner. Smltli"fisTened Icpiietly, but ap peared to takes (monarticular interest in the proceeding. 'The murderer's hands were then bound liehindi him and at pre cisely 10-.'J0 o'clock 'flie march for the scaffold was begun. As the party left the cell Smith turned to Ir. Braxton, who siood beside him, and D.iid; "I put my trust In Jesus. I have nothing more to "nope Tor on earth." At the top of tiie stairs, which lead to the jailyard, a deputy asked Smith if he cared for a diink before ascending the scaffold. "No," replied the condemned man, "if I took it they would say I wasn't game and could not stand it. It's much better without." As Smith stepped into the jail yard he leaned on the arm of Sheriff Underwood. For a moment his eyes scanned tho eager, drawn faces which .surrounded him; then he looked on the ground aud stepped briskly after the sheriff. As the murderer turned to ascend the bcaffold his toe caught on a projecting root and he stumbled and would have fallen "except for the arm of the sheriff. "Humph," he said, "I mustn't fall now. It's not time yet." Then he looked up at the officials about him and 6milcd. GAME TO THE LAST. As the little party ascended the steps the morbid crowd pushed forward until those in front were literally forced on to the lower steps. Bearded men of sixty jostled boys of ten, who stood gazing, open mouthed, at the prisoner. Tliere were women in the crowd who laughed and giggled hysterically and struggled to get nearer the gallows. The hundreds who had perched them selves on trees, fences, housetops and every point which afforded a view of the gal lows, gave up their posts and, vaulting the low board fence which Incloses the jail yard, joined the throng inside.. It was the verdict of the crowd that Smith cued game. To the very last the same easy, jaunty, devil-may-care smile curled his lips, and he carried it with him to his death. Fifteenjninutcsnfterthe trap was sprung the body was cut down. Dr. L. A. Grif fith, the jail physician; assisted by Drs. Sansbury and Gibbons, made an examina tion and stated that death was due to strangulation. The rope was removed, the body hastily carried to a coffin, placed in a, grave In tli&.utbeast corner of the jail yard, and wTfftlri an hoifr of the time that Smith left Ills cell the last clod of eartii had fallen on his body. u:nderj isr.ETV officers. Eccentric Engineers Hold Their Annual Election. The annual election ot officers of the Association of Eccentric Engineers, held last evening at. -Bunch's Hall, resulted as follows: & ,il Master workman, William Moth croud; " worthy foreman, J. A. Bowen; recording secretary, S. S. Teaque; financial secre tary, W. J- Leaman; statistician, C. A. Holmes; trustees; !. J. Breen, A. M. Law son and J. A. Bowen. Delegates to the Federation of Labor, J. J. Breen, C. H. and J. W. Caldwell, J. A. Bowen aud C. A. Mann; to D. A., G6, K. ot L., A. M. Law3on, William Motheread and J II. Meyer. Old Claim Revived. A bill was referred to the District Com mittee yesterday because it involves a robbery here tenu years ago. It provides for "the payment to John II. Lillie of Los Angeles, Cal., bf $1G5 for interest on four $1,000 bonds and one $500 bond. The coupons, it is alleged, were taken from Mr. Lillie on the streets or Washing ton In April, 1885. One ot" those vorv GIFTS LADIES LIKE hautiso.iic rich -looking 52". 0 Kolid Gold Watches I'm sellimr just now for S1?.00 as juciiy jnosiiig iimc- pieces as I have accu rate, and a big money's wor h. SPIER, 310 "NINTH." We've struck a popular chord. This sale of $9 and $10 Men's Suits for $5 is a big success. We've never before sold so many suits a day as the three days this sale has been running. When a house like this offers complete - pute-wool Men's Suits for it's good cause for a great show of enthusiasm. Look at our holiday goods when you come for the suit. to Smoking Jackets f.r S1.50 Lounging Robes $5.50 and S.i Silk Suspenders and Neck wear in individual fancy boxes at 50c. EISEMAN BROS., Cor. rth and E Sts. N. W. No Branch Store in Washington. SHIPS TO BE PUSHED. Orders Given to Hurry Through Repairs on Naval Vessels. Acting Secretary McAdoo of the Navy yesterday afternoon summoned the chlfs of construction, engineering, and ordnance. Commodores Hiclibom, Melville and Samp son, and ordered them to take whatever steps were necessary to expedite the re pairs on all ships now in commission ab the Atlantic coast navy yards. This action is taken, it is explained, in order that all available ships may be ready to rendezvous for drill purposes with Ad miral Dunce's fleet at Hampton Roads not later than January 1. The chiers were also directed to approve no changes or ex tensive repairs in ships Tor the present as it was the desire of the Department to get all the commissioned vessels away from the navy yards in onier ctnu .irgeni work may be prosecuted on other vessels which .tavo been dismantled for thorough overhauling. This extra work at the navy yards Is said to be made possibte through trie as surances given to Commodores Melville and Uichbom by the appropriation com mittee before which they appeared this morning, in regard to the urgency dericiency item of a million dollars for naval work imperatively demanded. The required amount was promised nnd the officers were told that the money would bo promptly placed at their dis posal on their explanation that all work would have to be suspended at once and wholesale discharge or men made unless prompt relief was afforded. ON GF.RM DISEASES. Surgeon General Sternberg Lectures to the Geographic Society. The lecture ot Dr. George M. Sternberg, surgeon General ot the Army, delivered last night at the First Congregational Church, was of more than ordinary inter est and the audience, who had gathered to hear him was even larger than is usual with ttiese always well-attended lectures. It was given under the auspices ot the National Geographic Society and the sub ject was "The Etiology and Distribution of Infectious Diseases." The lecturer explained for the benefit of the non-professional listener the meaning in ordinary terms of the word "etiology," defining it as the science of the causation of disease. Taking up the subject in the order indicated in the title, he gave a most thorough consideration to the pro ducing causes of infectious maladies" based upon the general premises that all such diseases take their characteristics from the presence in the body of living organ isms, having the power of reproduction. To these organisms the general name of germ was .given bacteria aud bacilli are varieties of this class of organisms. A careful study was made of the cli matic conditions affecting contagion and infection, and all of the phases or predis position, both inherited and acquired, and of immunity, were discussed in a most iinstructive way. After a study of "external" germ dis eases and their climatology, Dr. Stem berg exhibited micro-photographs, by means ot stereopticon slides, of the bacilli and germs of nearly all the diseases he had described and discussed in the course of the evening. Pytlilans Elect Officers. Syracuse Lodge, No. 10, Knights of I'ythlas, last night elected the lollowing officers: C. C, L. II. Troutman; V. C, Jacob Nussbaum; prelate, J. Humphrey; M. of W., A. T. Bache; M. of E., A. E. Glascock; M. of F..D. N. Hoover; K. of R. and S., D. C. Childress; M. of A., Joseph Kiley; I. G., B. II. Burgoyue; O. G.,L. B. Nye; representatives to grand lodge, I'. Cs. D. N. Hoover, J. Humphrey, J. G. McQueen, Joseph Kiley. William Ilines; trus tees, William Ilines, H. W. Iligham, J. Humphrey, relief bureau, Joseph Riley. Chicago Grain Market. Open. High. Low. Close. WHEAT. May 79 S0?S 7R-K TOtf July. 71 im 7 Maw!.... 254 2iJ 25 SMg July... 24 20 2d 2fi May?.... 20 WA 19-20 lV July Pome . Jan '"" '' ", ".57 May.'.. WO 7.00 7.SI 7.87 JanXjA."I'...- 3-82 3.82 3.S2 3.S2 May." "'- '-02 J-- 1.02 Si'iKK Kins. jau L'.So 3.83 H.&j 3.83 May"" 1A0 1.00 4.1)0 1.00 COTTON. Open; Hizh. Low. Close. Januarv :.0i 6S9 0.79 Cbo February 7.03 7.0(1 G.S9 G.S0 March .11 7.1S G.'jU U.JM April 7.21 7.21 7.03 7.01 Baltimore Markets. Baltimore, Dec. 18. Flour firm but quiet, unchanged receipts, 8,4GG barrels; ex ports, la.tiUi barrels; sales. 750 burreis. Wheat dull spot, 90 1-U bid; May, 87a 87 1-4. receipts, 4,923 bushels; exports, none; stock, .iib,iiyu oushels; sales, 2,000 bushels southern wheat by sample, 88a uz 222,851 Anishels: exports, 131,740 bush els; stock, 1,803,280 bushels; sales, 208, 000 bushels southern white aud yellow corn, 27 1-4 asked. Oats quiet aud steady :o."2 white. 25a2G; No. 2 mixed, 22 l-2a 23 receipts, 71,341 bushels;exports, 118, 223 bushels; stock, 1,002,380 bushels. Haysteady elu.iectimothy,$13.50a$14.00. (irain freights quiet, unchanged. Sugar, butter andeggssteady, unchanged. Cheese firm, unchanged. "Whisky unchanged. ; uo. on giiuio, oiu.'a. uuhi, tuau easy: miurua mm .-!iju, j.-ii.i 0-0, year, 527527 1-8; January, 27 l-4al7 3-8; February, 27 5-8a27 3-4; March, 27 7-8a 2K-stoameriiuxeu.o x-ia.- o- rocewis. STOCKS TOOK II TUMBLE New York Market Disturbed Over Cuban -Situation. FURTHER DECLINE EXPECTED Heeelpt of the News Abroad of tho Action of the Senate Com mittee Anxiously Awaited War With ThiN Country.lt Is Thought, Would Bankrupt Spain. New York, Dec. 18. There was a violent break in the stock market today when ad vices from Washington were received tell ing of the adoption by the Senate Com mittee on Foreign Relations of the reso lution or Senator Cameron recognizing the independence of Cuba. For several weeks the matter has been a disturbing influence In the stock market, as, from the Walt- Street point of view, a war with any country Is regarded as likely to induce liquidation and disturb the val ues or securities. Hence It was assumed today that the almost unanimous adoption by the committee of the Cuban resolution would result In an outbreak of hostilities with Spain, and owing to the absence of any outride support in the stock market the bear traders were able to bring about serious declines in many securities. So far as the discussion of the subject on the stock exchange was concerned, it was recognized that the actual fighting between this country and Spain could have but one result, but owing to the very weak condi tion of Spanish finances it was feared that the bankruptcy of that country would result very quickly. SPANISH SECURITIES WEAK. Spanish securities have their chief market in Paris, and they have been very weak for a long time. Parisian operators are heavily loaded with Spanish bonils, and they are also heavily committed in the Kaffir mining shares, which they purchased on the big ndvance in those securities In London last year. Hence, should the bankruptcy of Spain result from hostilities with this country. it would very likely create a panic en the ! Paris bourse, and through the liquidation of the Kaffir shares in London bring about severe declines in that market. It wis assumed that any violent break in Lon don would naturally be reflected In Uiis market. The declines In the market today wore it was considered, due rather to a weak speculative situation, which was taken advantage of by the active bear traders to raid the market. They were sufficient, however, to reach many stop loss orders, which added to the weakness ofthemarket. The declines average over -1 per cent from last night's closing figures. FOREIGN INFLUENCE. The stocks which suffered the most and the declines were: Manhattan. 3 7-8; Sugar, 3 3-S; Burlington, 4 1-8; Chicago Gas, 2 7-S; St. Paul, 2 3-1; Rock Island, 2 3-4; General Electric. 2 7-8; Louisville and Nashville, 2 5-S; Southern Railway preferred, 2 1-4; Tennessee Coal, 2 1-8; Pacific Mail, 2 1-4; and Omaha, -2 1-S. It was the general opinion among the commission houses that tomorrow's events in the stock market will be controlled in no small degree by the reception in London and on the continent ot this afternoon's important action at Washington. The transactions were the largest for any day in weeks, and a lively session is looked for tomorrow. Brokers recall the fact that the big break in stocks in December, 1893, did not take place for two or three days after Presi dent Cleveland's message on the Venezuelan question was made public, the full signifi cance of the document not having been at once appreciated by the ttrect. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. New York Stock: llarket. Furnished by Seymonr Bros., Bank ers and Brokers, members of New York Stock Exchange. "Washington office, Rooms 3 and 3a, Sun Build ing. J. A. Breen, manager. Ot. Ilish l.ovr. CI03 Arc. Cotton Oil Co. 10 10 G n Abi. Snciir RefinervCo. I t2J H2.H 103 !f9 Am.Sucar Tto-Co. ofd- 101 10IK Ol '01 Canada Southern IS-; J.Mi -17 is-; 76 151$ 15X 47U 10K IS3 74 li 15 Am. Spirits Mfg Co .... At"-liiS'Hi in. t H. IP.. American -.Tobacco Co.. Baltimore and Ohio Bay State Gas Cnesaueake & Ohio C. C. U i St. h Central of No.w jersey. Chicacu and Nnrtliv'n.. Cldcazo. rfur. & Q. ...... uuicaci Gas a M. & St i Uou. das c n. i. & i Chi-St. ?.. M. &O Dei. & Hudson Canal.... Del., Lack. & West General Kiuctrie Lake Snoro &M. So..... Lacleue uas. ....... ..... Louisville ite-Nasuvilla.. 135 10 133 12 " 15 124 HJ-: 10" 15 -'7 --7 25 "5 103 103 101 101 1021$ 1021: uovi loow: 74 71 6S VSli ?4 73 70 7o 74 74 70 70j! 130 150 H5 H5 os csy. a w 12o 12o 121 I2iil 153 133 153 135 b2'4 WA 29 20 o. 153 l.2? 152K 24 24 23K .3W 40JS 4UJS tf'-j i .Manhattan -Mo. I'aciric National Lead Co N. Y. Cent. & Hudson.. N Y, Ontario & Wcst'n rurtliern Pacific pfd.... Pacide .Man 10-X -ok 20K 15 21 23 !aS 15 il;-a 14 is 23K 95 li 213$ vojs 4J;I fni 243$ 21 12; 27VJ "fl'-S i'liila. A Reading.. ?45 Pullman Palace Car Co. 153 ISiH I53J: 153li aoutueri Kailwav. nfd. 23Vi Mfc Teun. Una!, iron & li. it. Union Pacific U. S. Leatuer ptd cstcm union Tel. C j. Wheeling fc Lake Erio.. Ex. Div. aS ':('$ 24 0 9Vi S 60i. C0 5$ S3Vi Wi 0 7Ji 7?$ 7 -4 ssvx Washington StocK Jixcnanire. Sales regular call 12 o'clock in. Colum bia Railroad Gs. J500 at 111J. Capital Trac tion, 40 at 51; 20 at 5l, 10 at 52. American Graphonhonc. B. 3, 100 at !. Mergcnthaler Linotype, GO at 120. Lanston Monotype. 10 at C,14. After call Washington Gas B Bonds, 5C0 at 115. Capital Traction, 50 at t2.. GOVEUXIIENT BOSDS. ISIlL AskoJ IT. S. 4's. R 1907 Q, J 10955 110f IT. S 43, C. 1907 Q J Uo?$ II. S.4's. 1925 121 U. S.5s, 1S01 Q F 1135S DISTIIICT OF COM73IBIA KOXOS. 5318!". "20-year Funding" 10! 68 1902, "30-vear Funding." cold... 110 7'ftlSJal. ''Water Stock." currency. 110 ;'s 1903. "Water Stock," currency. "Funding." currency. 3.ds........ JlISCEI.nANEOUS BON-D3 Mot It R Conv. Gs. 19-31 Belt It U 53. 1921 Eokinctnn 11 it Cs cinn.Iir-i !. ItCs. 1914 , 1114 107 112 GO 0 US S3 111 Wash uas .uo. scr .. " a. -- -1... Wash Gas Co. Ser B. 0's. MOVa... 113 . Chcs. and Pot Tel o's lb9C19il 1U0 . Am aeofc'fro's. Kami A. 1905.... 101 , Am Sc Jc Tr 5's. A aud O. 199-3.... 10 1 . Wash Market Uo 1st ffa. 1902-1911. J7.000 retired annually 103 Wasii Market Coimn 0"s, 12-27 tOS , Wash Market Co cxt'nii's. U4-27.. 105 Masonic Hall Associat'n o's. 1901.. Iu2 2JATI02CAI. "BANK STOCKS " Bank of Washington.. 230 . 'lank ot Kep'tolic. 'Jio lletroDOUUiu. 2&) Central r: i:70 Farmers anu Meciiauics' 175 . Second 125 ColmubhL. 115 Capital HI Wc&tKna 100 Traders'...-. 9' Uucoln. '02 Ohio : " SAKE DEl'OSLT AND TKUS.T COHPAN'IES. 330 19)" 112 102 10S 93 Nat Safe Deposit and Trast. 113 125 113 Wash Loan snd Trust.. Amor securitv Trust... "r 11s ... 135 WashSato JJeDosis 3J KAILKOAH STOCKS. Oapital Traction Co 5IJ Metropolitan Iuti Columbia 50 GAS A2&D ELECrniO LIGHT STOCK3. Washington Gas 3 Georgetown Gas 40 52 100 46 HECHT & COMPANY, 515 Seventh. Street. Gift clothes for boys. Tisn't a bad idea. It's a sensible one and a sensible boy will appreciate such a gift. We've opened a way by. which you may buy boys' clothes today greatly under price and we shall extend you the privileges of our liberal credit system. For that day we're going to give you your choice of a lot ot boys all-wool reefer suits, with, broad sartor collars, which have been 51.50, for For that day we're going to give you your choice or a lot of the best blue worombo chinchilla reef ers and Irish frieze storm ulsters thebianc -of a line fr which we've been getting $5 and S6-for $3.98. How about a pair ot leather or corduroy legginsfor the boy? $1.33 a pair for tn.- same that are worth 52 and 52.25. Reefer ties-the long, wide sort er the handsomest piaid silfi will go at 39c for a day. "Gift" Umbrellas. You'd be surprised what a fine umbrella you men and women can buy here for SOe. A lot we bought greatly under price. Natural wood handles and natural wood with sli ver trimmings some or the women's have Dresden ball handles. There isn't one that's worth under $1.75. ForS3.9s webavesome.niea'sand women's very fine all-silk umbrel las a line that would be $5 and S6 had they not been the last or a mak er's sample line. All sorts or fin est handles, including gold and Dres den, with hand-painted decorations. Initials engraved free. Are you ncsIccOn? this sal or wraps rrom E. Grabenstein. New York. .We tell you now that you cannot possibly equal the values which are being distributed. HECHT & COMPANY, 515 Seventh Street, FINAXCIAi. LBT '97 be a year of prosperity for you. How ? Start NOW and de posit your surplus earnings in the UNION SAVINGS BANK, 1222 F St. Interest Paid Upon Deposits. INTEREST IS ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS on daily balances subject to checte. Those who have accounts open than usually have balances to their credit should consider the advantage of 6ucti balances EARNING: INTEREST. It Is credited on your pasa boolc. added to the principal and made subject to your check- Investments for Sale. We have some first mortgage real estate 0 per cent, notes for sale. These are sold in any amounts as par and accrued Interest. Boxes for rent in burglar and fire-proof vaults for safe deposit and storage of valuable packages. JOHN JOT EDSON President JOHN A.SWOPE VicePresidcot H.S.CUMMINGS..2dVicePresidenc JOHN R.CARMODI .. ..Treasurer ANDREW PARKER .. ..Secretary Washington Loan & Trust Co. Corner Ninth and F Sts. esossexseses'S 1 AMERICAN SECURITY I AND TRUST CO. Interest on Deposits. You can open an account with this company, checE against it at -will, and receive In terest on our daily balances. C J.BELL. President. GXSSSSGGXKSGS(r3SS(7DGXrX .J.HODGEN&CO BROKERS. Member Philadelphia Petroleum, and Stoc'x Exchange. Stocks, Cotton, Grain, and Provisions. Local Ofllces Kooiu3 10. II. 12 Corcoraa Building. 605 Seventh street, opposite Patens Office. . SILSBY & COMPANY, Incorporated. COMMISSION STOCK BROXEK3. 613 Fifteenth St., opp. IT. S. Treasury, 'Phone 505. ADD TO TOTJE INCOlSiE tiirough speculation, where your money is protected from absolute-lass by Keat Kstate security; we are Incorporated and the onlv parties furnishing such pro tection. Any sum received rrom $1 up lour money will be operated with a fund now amounting to over Forty Thou sand Dollars. TIIE GUARANTY STOCK INVESTMENT COMPANY, Koom 50, At lantic Building, Washington, 1. C. open evenings till 8 p.m. deG-lmo Ij. a. Electric Lbrht !?4 95 TNSCKAXCE STOCKS. Franklin. 33 Metropolitan..... ........... to ..... Corcoran ............ .. ............ 50 ..... Potomac ............... .......-.-..- 5 ..... Arlington- ., ISO Cierniao-Amorican ! National union ColuuiDia itiggs - - -- Peoule'3. .-- Liucoili - t.uuiiuercial - 14 14 !) IIS 10 Mi TITLK IXSUKA.SCK STOCKS. Ileal Estate Title. ...102. J and J. ... Columbia Title - Washington Title - ... District Title. TELEPHONE STOCKS. Pennsylvania Chesapeake ami Potomac... American Grapuophnne. ,-. mnrlcan t iranuophone pre - 35i ? Pneumatic Gun Carriage. .la aiICELl"VElU SIUCR5. Mergcntlinlcr. Linotype (new 123K 12& Lauston Mouotypo OJ 7 WashiugtonMarI;ot 12 GreatEalls.ee 117 t.i Nor. and Wash. Steamboat .... jqq Lincoln Hall . .... go Ex-dividsnd 50 cents. ik C2" 10' U ..tfe'igyAfe's' w s. . rtiy .V j-aj.' jKwfes X&f&4s itSyf,J'"&-".-t&J3li---n' , ,-.-' Jfr..s-A -v.