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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
Roys' Red-top Boots,
Willi good, licavy soles.
Coys' Tan Leather Loggins,
"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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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. "
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
For Ladies.
Hand-made Heaver Slippers, .
With good, leather soles GOc
Warm-line Cloth Laced,
?l.ou quality at
Fleece-lined Juliets,
Of Beaver or Saltcen..
"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 $."....
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,
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
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.
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.... ..
Genuine Cork-sole Shoes,
Laced and Gaiters
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
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
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
'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
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
"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.
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.
' i' ' '
Hundreds- Saw the Execution of
MarKnret Drown' Slayer In Marl
boro Jail Xm-d Ills Hotly 3hirled
Near tlie Scaffold With Scant
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."
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.
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
"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
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
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
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.
We've struck
a popular
This sale of $9 and $10
Men's Suits for $5 is a big
We've never before sold
so many suits a day as the
three days this sale has been
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.
Cor. rth and E Sts. N. W.
No Branch Store in Washington.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
York Market Disturbed
Over Cuban -Situation.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
74 li
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..
12 "
-'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
-Mo. I'aciric
National Lead Co
N. Y. Cent. & Hudson..
N Y, Ontario & Wcst'n
rurtliern Pacific pfd....
Pacide .Man
20K 15
21 23
!aS 15
il;-a 14
21 12;
27VJ "fl'-S
i'liila. A Reading..
Pullman Palace Car Co. 153 ISiH I53J: 153li
aoutueri Kailwav. nfd.
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
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..
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
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........
Mot It R Conv. Gs. 19-31
Belt It U 53. 1921
Eokinctnn 11 it Cs
cinn.Iir-i !. ItCs. 1914 ,
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
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 : "
Nat Safe Deposit and Trast.
Wash Loan snd Trust..
Amor securitv Trust...
... 135
WashSato JJeDosis 3J
Oapital Traction Co 5IJ
Metropolitan Iuti
Columbia 50
Washington Gas 3
Georgetown Gas 40
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
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
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.
515 Seventh Street,
LBT '97 be a
year of prosperity
for you. How ?
Start NOW and de
posit your surplus
earnings in the
1222 F St.
Interest Paid
Upon 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
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 A.SWOPE VicePresidcot
JOHN R.CARMODI .. ..Treasurer
ANDREW PARKER .. ..Secretary
Loan & Trust Co.
Corner Ninth and F Sts.
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.
Member Philadelphia Petroleum, and Stoc'x
Stocks, Cotton, Grain, and Provisions.
Local Ofllces Kooiu3 10. II. 12 Corcoraa
Building. 605 Seventh street, opposite Patens
Office. .
613 Fifteenth St., opp. IT. S. Treasury,
'Phone 505.
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
lantic Building, Washington, 1. C. open
evenings till 8 p.m. deG-lmo
Ij. a. Electric Lbrht !?4 95
Franklin. 33
Metropolitan..... ........... to .....
Corcoran ............ .. ............ 50 .....
Potomac ............... .......-.-..- 5 .....
Arlington- ., ISO
Cierniao-Amorican !
National union
itiggs - - --
Peoule'3. .--
Liucoili -
t.uuiiuercial -
Ileal Estate Title. ...102. J and J. ...
Columbia Title -
Washington Title - ...
District Title.
Chesapeake ami Potomac...
American Grapuophnne.
,-. mnrlcan t iranuophone pre
- 35i
Pneumatic Gun Carriage. .la
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.
..tfe'igyAfe's' w s. . rtiy .V j-aj.'
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