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TOP LEVE Selling Movement Overcame the Market at Ono Time. NEW LOW RECORD MADE Supporting Orders on a Large Scalo Absorbed All Offerings, and Thero Was an increasing Upward Movemont to the Close. (13r Antedated Pr?*?.) NEW YORK. May a.?There was a short, sharp conflict botween the con? tending al?menlo In the stock market this morning with very feverish fluc? tuations durili? tho finit hour. The pi os sure to sell fairly overcame the market ut ono time, and carried the level of price? to a now low record for tho move? ment below liiKt night. Rut the sup? porting ordom, which were In evidence on a very large ?calo from the Blatt ab? sorbed all offering? until the pressure to ??'11 hud (spent Itself and the drain wae effectually checked, Half the day'e total transactions were dono ln tho first hour. Aterwards there wuh a slow, but Increasing upward move? ment, und the market closed firm nnd quito activo at tlio top level. Thero was a cuothiunno?. of Important liquidation from ihu first hour as shown by trie large u nd concentrated selling In St. Paul, the United Hiatos Steel Htocks and ?ulne of the Canadian stocks, which Buffered In yesterday's speculativo collapse. Th? Bellini/ of tho United Stales Steel stocks Was based upon tho somewhat equivo? cal tone of the weekly Iron Trade Re? view bv an authority In that trade. A downward tendency ln many branches of tho trade Is pointed out. The Belling of Bt. Paul was bolluved to bo for Import? ant Interests, owing to Its volume, and It waa feared that the demands of freight handlers ln tlio northwest carried a threat of eerloufl trouble. The weakliest? of Northern Securities on tho curb and sell? ing of the Rurllngton Joint bonds wore attributed to the saino cause. Rut tho confidence wllh which the heavy of? ferings thrown upon the market were ab? sorbed served to relievo the fears of a wiping out of margins and shrinkage of collaterals which have aggravated the weakness of tho market for ?evoral days past. An Important factor In the hup port of tho market waa tho heavy buying for London accounL Tho decided reaction In the cotton mar? ket served as a resloratlvo of confidence and relieved the pressure of liquidation of stocks to cover lossea by the shorts In cotton. The market lost much of Its unimntlon on the upward course and the day's net advances failed to wipe out en? tirely yesterday's losses. Rut tho de? mand was well maintained at the higher level. A feature of the day was some further wide declines in the marketing of Inactive stocks. The bond markot waa Irregular. To? tal sales, par value, $2.650,000. United States bonds were all unchanged on the last call. Total sales ot Blocke to-day were 7E8, GOQ shares. ?MONET AND EXCHANGE-CLOSE: Money on call, steady, at 2 l-4*a>2 1-? per cent.; closing, 2 1-441- 1-2; time monoy, ?inner; sixty days. 4 per cent.; ninety ays. 4 per cent.; six months, d 1-2*35; rime mercantile paper, 4 1-2Q5 1-3 per ?ont,; sterling exchange, easier, with ac? tual business In bankers' bills at J4.iW.05 tor demand, and at ?4.8?..10 for sixty Cay bills; posted rates, ?M>?"' 1-2 and ti.Hi 1-2 ??4.SS; commercial bilis UM IS; bar sil? ver, 5t 1-2; Mexican dollars, 43; govern piont bonds, steady; railroad bonds lrrcgu EDITORS' VIEWS What the New York Afternoon Papers Say About Yesterday's Trading. (Special lo The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NEW YORK, May 21.?The Commercial Advertiser says: Powerful support of which there had been no sign at any timo yesterday, ap? peared from tho outset of to-day's mar? ket and It nftectunly checked any fur? ther demoralization. The whole course of the day's developments was nlmllar to tho Tuesday following the announce? ment of the Northern Securities decis? ion. Nearly everybody before the open? ing looked for some further henvy break. Instead of this a decided change for tlio hotter showed Itself first In the London market. Prices of Amerclan shares came a half point better ovor the cables. Our market at the start ranged Itself on this high?'? level, sank again under anothor outpour of liquidating sales, which car ?'led away stocks below even yesterday's owest, then, as the effect of the support ng- orders begun to make Itself felt, recovery sot in, Blowly at first, and af? terward more confidently. The moro cheerful feeling in specula? tivo circles was chiefly due to the evi? dence, for tho first timo disclosed, thnt strong banking Interests were stand? ing behind the market. TJr.Ver other circumstances the news that the At torney-Ueneral was about to Institute ?application to compel tho coal road prcsl fleiits to answor ?iiiestlons which they ro tu'eed to do before tho recent hearing, mlRht havo beon seized upon as proper ipeciilatjve capital, Aa It happened, how? ever, the coal sharos under the lead of the Erles wero tho foremost In the day's recovery. Tho close ln tho general list Was active and strong. * The Evening Sun says; Tho most Important singlo Influence ln to-day's Irregular and hesitating tendency toward recovery In tho stock market was furnished from London, Speculative Wall Streot has boon so absorbed of late with its own troubles that, apparently, to-day's reduction In tho Rank of England's dis? count rate from 4 per cent, to 8 1-2 per cent, came In tho naturo of an agree? able surprise. It has been generally ex? pected for somo weeks past that the bank would bring Its minimum discount figures moro closely In line with tho open markot rates, but to-day thore have boon a series of woekly disappointments in this respeot. This Is the first change made in tho Hnnk of England's discount fig? ures since last October, when the rate ivas advanced from a to 4 per cent., which figure It has been maintained since, ln oonseguenco of the bank's action the Lon? don siock market was firm In practically every quarter, and tho demoralization in tlio New York stock market ln yester? day's final dealings was evidently Ignored thero, Inasmuch as the moro active American Railway stocks wero shown in the oarly cablo advices at ?ulvances above parity extending to fully one point. The Evening* Post Bays; It was rather plain, even bofore the opening to-day, that yesterday's violent break In prices had brought matters to an equilibrium. London began the buy? ing; its early prices for our stocks being 1-2 to 3-4 point above tho Now York luvei. and at the opening hero some verv sub? stantial purchases were mudo for Eng? lish account. It la possible that some of this buying was on orders from Now York, and that even London's own nur onanos wero speculation for a "turn,*' If bo the 100,000 shares or so, bought on ar? bitrarie this woek, and the possibly largo purchases made direct, will return' to us (ESTABLISHED 1833.) MEMBERS New York Stock Exchange. New York Cotton Exchange? PRIVATE WIRES TO PRINCIPAL MARKETS. investment Securities. I OFFICIAL RANGE AND SALE OF STOCKS IN NEW YORK \ ? ??>??:??>??????>?'?-4??^^ By SALISSI Opi?t BOO American Can ??*?,?~........ r.% 1000 American Can pfd . 4I'A 100 American Gins? Twine.... IflVj Hi? American Cotton Oil com., 83% 3100 American Locomotive oom. 23% 500 American Locomotivo pfd. 02 fiOO Anaconda . IH* IS***? American Cnr and Fouiulry.... 88 B83? American Bug.ir . ia% 69040 ?., 'J'. nnd Bantu lro com...... 74]s 1000 ?., T. nnd Bruit?? Fe pfd. DJ 300GO Amalgamated Copper . ?2% '?U?0 Rnltlmoto and Ohio. t? f*72B Ilrnolilyn Rapid Transit........ 03 23WH) Canadian Raclllo ., 1HI% 8110 Chesapeake ? ml Ohio.,,.,. 40'.I loo enriada Bouthern . ?!)"-. llfto Colorado Hou them com.? 21 ?Wo Oilorado Southern 1st pfd. a? 2100 Collimilo Bmithorn 2d pfd. 80% ???? Chlcngo, Mil. and Bt. Paul. JG4% 844<?? Chi., Rock Inland nnd Pna.... S$% 8if/J Colorado Fuel nnd Iron. <WV_ 8**70 Chlcngo Oreat Western. 20?* 4C0 C C, C. and 8t. Louis. 88' 2O20 Consolidated GftH. 202*. 4f/X) Belawarn and Hudson. 17-,Vi RK) Eel., Lack, and Western. 2?3 33200 Erie com . ?W* MOO Erie 2d pfd . M'A low General Electrlo . 188 24?? Illinois Central . 13d**4 f.700 Leather . 12% SOW Loulsvlllo and Nashville. 114% "?O* Manhattan . 13S"4 per?? Metropolitan . 129-? lit) now ch & Co.) Bankers end Brokers. Closo ??????? Mexloan ?entrnl .,. MlB?OUrl Pacific ,V.. Md., Kan, nnd ???a?? com. Mo., ?a??. arid Taxas pfd...?. New l'ork Central. N. Y., Ont. and Western. Pennsylvania ,,,..........,., Pressed Steel Cnr ............. Pressed Bteel cnr pf?l...,..?,?, l'eople'?i (Jos Trust...,,.< It? (.!!.? oom ,,.,..,....., llCB'tll a 1st Pfd. Rendir?a 2d pfd. Republlo Iron and Bteel com.., 100 Republlo Iron and Bteel pfd... 1400 HI.?,*-. . ?G?? Bt. L. and Bon Franclfoo. M0 Bt. L. and Ban Fran. 2d pfd... Be-aboard Air Line com. Bcnboard Air Lino pfd. Bili' 1200 Bl. L. nnd Southwestern pfd. ir.4% '*200 Bon thorn Paclflo . 4?)%l GOOO Southern Railway oom. 110 Southern Railwny pfd. 7000 Tennessee Coal and Iron. 4900 Tnxan Paclflo . 471M Union Paclflo com. Union Pacific pfd. R.745 United Btatop. Bteel com. 15f.li0 United States Bteol pfd. 1020 Va.-Cnrollna Chemical com... 175 Va.-Carollna Chemical pfd,.. 60) Wabash com . 1O700 Wabash pfd . ioti Western Union .m... UC2 Wisconsin Central . 2200 Wisconsin Central pfd. WV4 WV? 81% 4iv; 09 120% 28% 4T.1.? 63% 21% 43 303% 106 V. 107U 307H l.HSW 180 U 110*-i 110% 102? 102M 00 ?A 00 102 . 03% 10OU, ior.yt lur. 74 V, 104 7014 04*. 10O CLOSINQ BOND QUOTATIONS. Chicago and Northweatern con. 7?. 183 riilc-jgo, Ilock Inland and Pec. 4'?. lOfl C, C, C? nnd 8t. fUml? gtn. 4?. 90% Chicago Terminili 4'?. B3% Colorado and Southern 4"?. 80 Honrar and Ilio Grande 4'?. M)% Brio prior lieu 4*?. US% Erta General 4'?.,.. S.Ty. fort Worth end Denver Clt/ life. 110 llucklna Vallej 4M,??. 10714 I?ularllls aud Naah. Unified 4'?. 100*. Mexican Central 4'* . 7U Mollean Ontrnl let Ine. 28% Minn, and Bt. I.-.nl? 4'b. 100"?. Missouri. Ken. and Te*ae 4'e. 100 Ml???.,uri. ? ,?? n. and Texa* 2d'i. 81% New York Central gen. 8*-i'?. 1021. New Joreoy ('entrai gen. 6'?. 182'. Northern PaclGc 4*? . 102 Northnni Pacific 8? . 71% Norfolk and Weatorn oon. 4'?............ 100 needing General 4'?. 07% St. L. and Iron Mountain con. ??. 112% St. L. and Ban Frauclaco 4'?. ??>?% St. Lutila Southwestern let's. 08*-, St. Loula suuthvrrntern 2d a...-. 81 Sun Antoni? nnd Arkanaa? l'a?? 4 a. 70% Southern Pacific 4*e . 00J4 Southern Itailwnj? 6'e. Ijo*? , Texua and Pacific let'? . ll? I Toli-do, St. L. nnd TVeatern 4'a. 74 ' trnion Pacific 4'e. 1?2?4 I'nlon Pacific cout. 4s. ..iff Wabash lat'a . JJJ? WSbaab 2d'a .??. ?g? Wahaab Deb. B'?. Jo. West Shore 4*? .?. ??0% Wheeling and Lake Krle 4 s. O?" Wisconsin Centrai 4'e . oz Continental Tob?ceo 4'a. 01 M. ?nd 0? collateral truat 4'?. ?3 Ontral of Georgia 2*1 Ine. 34% Va.-Carollnn Cbemlcnl ??. com. 69% Va.-Carolina Cbemlral Co. pfd. 120?? later on. But for the time, at all events, this buying helps tho situation, and wo mny stand In less need of help when the foreign buyers tako their profits. RICHMOND STOCK MARKET. Richmond, Vs., Mer 21, 11)03. SALES. Vlr?rtnls 8'???MO et 02?4 Virginia-Carolina Chemical common?15 shares at no. STATE SECURITIES: Bid. Asked. Korth Carolina V?. C, 1010.... 103 Va. ?Vu ? uri,???. 2-3, C. and U. 02% 83 RAILItOAD BONDS: .. C. I...R. ll. ConaoL Tr. 4'i_ 04 94% Central of Ga. By. Con. 6?, 3045.. 105 Char., Col. and Aug. 2d T'a. C... 114 (Jeorgla Pacific let O'a C, 3U22.... 3 2?) ... ? Georgia, Ho. und Fla.. IO??. 114 Georgia ami Ala. Con. Ca. IMO.. 110 111 Norfulk aad Western Hy. 4'a. 08 100 N. nnd \V. Ilr. PoC-bontii 4'a....' 02 Petersburg Claae A B'a, It. C... 114 Petersburg Claee ? e'a, It. 0. 127 Ulch. and Meek, lat .Va. 1004.... SS Bajuthern Railway let 5'a. 1.34.... 115 117 B. A- la. Con. 3st .'a, 1050. 81% 82 S, A. L. Collateral Truet B'l..., 101% ... STREET KY. BONDS I Norfolk St. Ity. let K'e, 1013. 110 Norfolk By. und Light lit B'a_... OT RAILROAD STOCKS: Par. Atlantic Coaet Une "A".100 328 128% Allant!. Coaet Line com.100 320% 128% All-title Coaet _!'?> of Ooan....l00 2,53 2S0 Chesap, '?kp and Oulo .100 40 41 , So. and Fla. 3at pfd.100 IIS Norfolk and Western com....300 60 70 It.. F. anil P. 111?. 01,11b.100 ... 225 F. and P. 7 p. c. guar_100 277% 300 It, and P. ?tut II. F. and P. Um.70 ... 110 Seaboard Air Line pfd.100 41% 42% Seaboard Air Line com.100 24"vt 25*? Southern Railway pfd.100 01 Southern Hallway pfd-....100 23 BANK AND -BUST CO. STOCKS: American National .100 324 Broad-Street Bank .Z", 20% 27% City .36 83 Flret National .100 2-0 205 Merchant* National .300 300 Pet. Save, ond lu?, Co.20 70 75 Planters National.100 330 370 Saving? Bank ot Rich.25 ... 00% Southern Trust Co.300 312% ... Virginia Trust Co.300 ... 125 INSURANCE COMPANIESl Va. Fire and Marine.25 37% ... Virginia Stato .25 2S MISCELLANEOUS! Amor. Tob. Co. pfd.. 8 p. c.100 ... 150 American Locomotive ptd.100 02 04 American LocomotlTo com.100 23 S. I, and S. Co. Con. 4%'a. 1818.. SO 00 8.-8. B. and I. Co. com.1O0 52 Va.-Car. Chem. pfd., 8 p. C../300 321 124 Va.-Carollna Chemical co?....100 50% 00% Va.-Car. Chem. Col. Tr. S'a. 1)8% BALTIMOBF. STOCK MARKET. BALTIMORE, MD., May 21.?Seaboard Air Line common, 24<H<-25%; do. preferred. 41% bid. Seaboard 4'a, HI ?(SSI??. Atlantic Coaet Line common, 1-S<_128; do, preferred, unquoted. Wall Street Gossip. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NEW YORK, May 21,?The opeulng of tbe Htock market allowed Y?ry plainly that there ?ere t?vo strong forces at work. One was tho volume of selling ordere consequent upon tbe calling or margine, and tlie other ?vae tbo dla poeltiou to buy etocks on tbo redaction In tho Ilnuk of England rate. Upon tlio whole, tha latter Impuls? seemed tbe more careful, aud liquidation ?vas ratber ?veil taken. ST. PAUL ??? WEAKEST: St. Paul waa about tho weakest feature In the drat quotations, but rallied Immediately nfi.rr??\in!s. It wae taken In amie quaontlty tor foreign account. AMALGAMATED COPPER I Amalgamated Copper showed aomo uncertainty In view of the weakness of tbe copper stocka 111 London. It Is adinlttod ln trade <?????1? i that the European copper Interests are not dis? posed to look favorably on any present iniiulpu. Intlon lu the price ?t Ihn inclu?. D. & O. ACTED WELL: Baltimore and Ohio acted well and teemed to be picked up by ??but used to be th? most poiverful Influence ln Its affairs. Got nun stocks: Tho eiipiKiit In tbe Gould slocks ?vas bettor limn lt hud been fur some fc?v daya pust. Tbo ?real? bull folluulug bus beeu to some extent eliminated. TUB FIRST HOUR i The market rallied Tcry fulrly In the first hour and shoived more strength tbuu might ha?, been expected. At least one consideratilo account ?vus liquidateti, hut upon the whole tho ?ales of weekly margined iiccounta ?vero smaller Unni Ihe street hud anticipateli. Thu buying scorned good In phuvs, ami sonio of the oousor rutlvo couunlasloii houses thought the liquida, tlou ?vas about over, STEEL ISSUES: The Helling In United States Siaci lasaos, and especially tbe preferred, seemed to he for hold? ere ??hone niurglns hod run off, hut tbo Mor? gan brokers bure good support, FORENOON TRAD1NO: Tho foreign buying ?va? unquestionably tho feature uf tho forenoon trading. It was large .'iiouah tn rally the market almost without in slstnnou from the shorts in the face of some very heavy selling, noticeably la St. Paul, ?liter lt ?vus over prices checked, a little and trader? ??vie Inclined tn sell stocks again, It only to test the strength of the other support. TENNESSE- COAL 1- IRON: One uf the street rumora ??a? that Mr. W. Sellsman was committed rallier deeply In Ten? iiibsae dull and Iron. The ?tock did not act aa If the story ?vas true. ILLINOIS CENTBAL: There was a good markot for Illinois Central Offering, and the character ot buy Ine gave con? siderable force to the report that tlio dividend would be placed on a 7 per cent hasls In July. Ilio report appear? to come from very good sources. THE COAL-US; The quick rally In Delaware and Hudson hud a favorable effect upon the anthracite, etocks. the more so as tho hull uccouut In Ella and Reading, but particularly Ilio former, scorns to bevo neon a strong.oue. It is certain that stock in quantity has not come out In any et those issues, EARLY AFTERNOON TUADING: The market in the curly aftiruiwn ivas dull, but very bard, and contrived at least to hold its. rally, Jbe-t.ej; jUutA..!? MniL-dou? 4a tliejt?.? ! cent past. Probably the development of ?anlty In the cotton market bad i? much effect ln checking nervousness aa anything elee. There ?vas no reapnoiiranco of liquidation In any im? portant volume. COTTON MARKETS. NEW YORK, May 21.?The cotton market opened easy at a decline of 11Q2U point? under very iveak Liverpool cables, heavy estimates for the day's receipts and continue. favorable weather. 1'ollowlne tbe call thero wae a brief period of uncertainty, then camo a rally under bull eupport which, however, was confined al? most enthely to the new crop options. After this the receipt of the eloolng Liverpool cables reflected a demoralize- condition In that market, with the near month? net 1???,-22 polr_i lower and the late at a Ocllne of 7@P pointe. This brought abont one of the moie excited and heaviest realising movements the market had yet witnessed. In tha courso of ten minutes or so July had sold down to 10.80; August, 10.02, and September to 0.75. All claseea of traders ?eemed to be selling and the cotton apparently waa absorbed by certain bear latereate who found substantial profits ln the decline of over $2 a balo from Wednesday'? close. TlTon apecu latlon was united. Tor a time the market wa? ?-imperatively Inactive. Prices fluctuated nar? rowly, wllh the bull leaders showing Increasing disposition to support as be found offering? nub elding. A rally ensued which carried prices upward'from OQU points, but tbe estimates for to-inorro?v's receipts were heavy, ?he Interior movement was bearish, and from all pointa a decreasing demand for spot cotton was reported. It ??-as also stated that owing to the highly speculative atmosph?re surrounding the market ?pot dealer? ?rere finding difficulty In obtaining suitable cash advance?, and thle encouraged the bear?, who began hammering vaine?. The bulls be-ame less aggressive end values grd ully developed a declining tendency rapidly, prlcee beln?? forced downward slowing at flret. but with gathering rapidity toward the end of the session, and at tbe cloee they had reached a ne?v low level for the day. Tbo market was finally irregular, closing easy at a net los? of 27055 points. Jnly closing at 10.70, allowed a lo?s of over $2.50 a bale: Au? gust closed at 10.47; eptember a>0.05; October at 0.27. and Mny at 11.60. Total ?alee future? Kore estimated et 1,000,000 bales. Port receipts were 5.572 bales against 2.031 balea last year. The Southern spot market we? quiet and gen? erally unchanged, while tbe New York markot was 10 points lower at 12.05, and spot cotton ln Liverpool was 12 points, with sales there of 8,000 bales. Cotton futures opened easy; closed Irregular and easy. Open, nigh. Low. CloV May . J1.S6 11.70 11.0U June .31.07 13.07 10.70 10.70 Jnly .11.04 11.11 30.70 30.70 August.30.75 30.83 30.45 30.47 September ... 0.7.3 0.02 0.65 0,05 October.n.3- 0.50 0.26 U.27 November ...0.30 0.35 0.13 0.14 December .... 0.27 0.34 0.10 0.10 January .0.23 0.33 0.12 0.12 Spot cotton closed quiet, 30 points lower; middling uplands, 10.25; middling trulj, 12.80; Bales, 7,300 bale?. Cotton, quiet; middling, 30.25; net reeaipte, 485 bales; gross, 7,502 bale?; Bale?, 7,800 bales; ?took, 151,801 bale?. Total to-day at all eeaports?Net receipt?. 6-572 bnles; export to Great Britain. 70 2bale?; to the Continent. 038 bales; stock. 30B.1OO bale?. Consolida ted nt all eeaports?Not receipts, 41,? CC5 bales; export tn Great Britain, 0,129 bales; to France, 1.011 bales ; tn tbe Continent, 8,200 hales; to Japan. 401 bale?. Total since September 1st at all ?caports? N'et receipt?. 7.584.841 bales; export to Great Britain, 2,087,880 bates; to France. 7-0,S0_ bules; to the eminent. 2,607,525 bale?; to Japan, 184,000 bales. NEW ORLEANS. May 23,?COTTON?In the ?pot cotton market to-duy there waa very little dolngj quotati?!? unchanged, The future market In rt-ponse to a decline of 8(JIG points In Liverpool anil a heavy drop in New York opened ?vlth a loss of .?? point? on May; July, 6; August, 82; September, 24; October. 22. und November and December, 20 each. After the opening tho downward move? ment continued, .Tub? selling down 80 points: Angus?. 40: Septemhei 81 i October. 80. und December 2S below luit evening's ch-lug prices, At the close to-day tbo Hat showed net loisee ? if _4<?i_n mints. Cotton fti-ircs quiet: May, 11.01: June. 11.80 ?11,S2? July. 1100; August, 11,291-11.80: Sep. tomber, n.Srii?TS.O.V October, 0.1fliR0.20; Novem? ber, O.01_0.03; September, 0.01F0.02. LIVERPOOL, May 21.?COTTON?Market opened steady to-day, but during the morning a slump ?ot In and continued until 12:80. Prices Hho?ved a decline of from 2%@14% points from the previous closing prices. On l/icolpte of the Non? York opening prices there wns some ex? citement, and on further cablo moeenge? ar? riving prlcee again declined until the markot closed demoralised ?vlth 18%?21% points de? cline for near months and 74.11 points decline for distune months. PRODUCE MARKETS. ?.?'?G?? Li-Hi active and a shade easier. Rye Flour?Steady, Commetti?Quiet. Rye?Steady. Barley?Dull. Wheat?Spot dull; NO. 2 red, 83%c Option? passed a weak forenoon, being affected by lower cables und moro favorable ?veather. After mid? day rally on big clearances they again turned ?veuk under ?top-loss selling, and closed ?Aditfcc. net lower. Mny closed at -8%c,! July, 78??.; September, 76 0-16?;.; December, 76%o. ?>irii?Spot Bteady; No, 2, 67??e. Option? market opened steady on dry ??'eatlier ln the Ohio Valley and better cables, but later weak died under report? of rain In Illinois, except May, which bid up short? and closed %c. higher nuiiliiut Viii?%e. net loss atherirlse. May closed nt KRc.i July, filfae.; September, 50%e. Oats Spot dull; No. 2, 38c. Options quiet and easlei ?villi com. ? Beef?Dull. Cut Meats?Easy. Lard?Easter; Western steamed. $0.110; refined, weak; Conti? noatiil. $0.40; compound, $7.75<?i9, pork?Mar? ket quiet: family, $10; abort clear, SI8.Bui?320.25. Tallow?Quiet. Rosin?Steady; strained, nom? mou lo good, $3(33.05. Turpentine, 51%(i?52e. Coffee?The market fer coffee futures opened quiet ut unchanged prices. The close was steady ut iiin.hunged pri?e? to an advance of in points. Sales, :i7.on_ bugs. Spot Bio, nutet. Sugar? Itaiv, alead)?; refined, steady. Rice?Firm. Mo. lassen?Quiet. Butter?Firm; extra creamery, 22c; State dairy, 17 _21e. Cheeso?Irregular; State, full ??ream, fancy solali, colored, neiv, 12Mc; email ???lille, lu.'???. 12-1?. .Eggs--Irregular: State ond Pennsylvania, ITi-lTMc; Southern .rsu?. 18%? 14c. Potatoes? Steady; no??? Southern, *8?4.25; old ???inc. $2.26_2 50; Jersey sweat?, baskets, }1.12451.25. Pennuta??Steady; fancy baudplek? ed, 4?4<?54%?.; other domestic, 29i(_4%c, Cab? bages?Steady; Norfolk. $l<_1.2o. Cotton?By ?teaiuer.to Liverpool, 12c. ???0?0?, ILL-, May 21?Wheat wa? weak throughout tho session, closing prices being near tbo lo?v point. July showing a Ions of Hi 1%. Corn opened steady, but soon fuit the In? tinnire of wheutp rices and closed about steady ft u 4?<_l_?. ice -t-*;? at A4 ?Ko? Sftt^^v?i4 a loa? of l%ttl%e., whllep revisiona were oft 7%<312i.c. Tbe leading future? rang'il as follow? : Opea. ?llgU. Low. Close. WHEAT?No. 2. __,; May. 80 SOU 78% 78% July. 74% 74? 78% 78? Sept. . 71% 711. 70% 70? ?nte?* 45% 48? 44% 44% SSL?'::::::.?-?? & ?* ?d OATS?No. 2. Mari. 87% 87??4 35% 80 juir ::::::: 34% 341? &? ?3% Sent. 31% 81% 80% 80% MK8S PORK?Per bbl. _ May .10.00 10.00 18.00 18.00 July .17.70 17.70 17.48 17.60 . Sept. .16.77% 16.80 16.67% 10.70 LARI)?Per 100 lba. May .8.05 805 8.85 8.S5 July . 0.00 0.021. 8.02% 8.02% Sept ...... 9.00 O.OJ 8.92% 8.02% SHORT RIBS?Per 100 lba. May .0.87% 8.37 ?4 0.82% 0.32% July . 9.45 0.47? 0.87% 0.42% Sept.0.80 9.30 9,20 9.25 Cash qootatlon? were as follow;! Flour dull. No. 2 ?prlng wheat, 60%c| No. 8, 73<<3 80c; oN. 2 red, 78%(J?T;o%c. No. 2 ?G?, 44%c.! No. 2 yellow, 46%?. No. 2 oatt, Mttc.i No. j* white, 85H?33Se. No. 2 ryo, 46%?50c. Good feeding barley. 88f343c. ; fair to choice malting, 40?355C. No. 1 flaxaoed. $1.12; NO. 1 northwest? ern. 17o.; prime Timothy seed, $375. Mesa pork, per barrel. ?17. ISO'S 17.62V.; bird, per 100 pound?, $8.85?8.0?; short ribs ?Idee (too??). fO.20*30.35; dry eelted eh?julders (boxndh W.12% 08*25; shrjrt clear sides (boxed), $9.60(30.02%. (lover, contract srade. $11.50*811.75. Butter Steady; creameries. 1??321?,a F*??$???t ?\ 14*214%*?. Cbeeae?New, weak at ll%*iJ12%c. BALTIMORE. MD.. May 21.?FLOUR?Sniet, unchanged. Wheut?Quiet; spot end tie month, 81 ?i*2Sl>.c. ; Southern by sample, 77*881 l.c. Corn?Hauler; spot and the month, Bl%?51%?*?'.i Southern white corn, 47@53%?. Oats?Firmer ; No. 2 white. 40%?241c. Rye?Dull; No. 2. 50c. Butter. Cheese and Sugar?Firm and un? changed. Eggs?unchanged. RICHMOND GRAIN MARKET. Blchmond, V? Mey 21, 1908. QUOTATIONS. WHEAT? Longbcrry. 83 Mixed.|3 Bhortberry .-?>?? ?3? _? No. 2 red .?V^%11 Va.bag lot?. *8 @8a White (Va.) bag lots.55 ?357 No. 2 white .? ?? f? No. 8 white .go No. 2 mixed .55 oN. 3 mixed .??? M OATS? ?,, No. 2 mixed.Viftmvt No. 8 mixed . m%mi RYE. 0d CATTLE MARKET. OHIOAOO, ILL?., Mey 2t.---0ATTl,E?Market strong to 10c. higher. Prime To pood steers, *4r,15; poor to medium, $4(34.50; calves, ?*2.50?? 0.05, Hog??Market 10@15c. lower. Mixed end butcher?. $0.10*36.35; good to heavy, $0.45? 0.02%. Bbeep?Steady; lambs, steady to 10c. lower. Good to choice wethers, $4.70*0.5.60! da? tire lamba, $4.50*35. NEW YORK, May 21.?BEBYltS? No aalea reported. Dressed beef steady; city dreeaed, native sides, 5%?Oc. per pound. Calyee? Quoted slow and baroly eteady. Veals sold at $3(06. City dressed Teals, general ailles, 7*3 9V-C per pound. Sheep and Lambe?Sheep ln he?ry supply at %?3%e. lower: beat grade*? suf? firing least. ?e?rlljwet''"<lr;anrlng lambs firm. Sheep ?old at $3*34.70.. yeaftlngs, $4.70(9 ?.87%1 lamba. $6.50(23.80. Dreaaed mutton, 7Mi*?10c per pound. Hosa?Lower ; Btato bogs, $6.20. _i MISCELLANEOUS MARKETS. HIDE AND TAI.LOW MARKET. OniCAGO, ILL.. May 21,?(Allen-MilesA Co.'a Hide and leather Letter).?Packer hide? ore full for overythlnB except late eMtlng Texaa nnd branded cows, which have aold at ubout prerloua price?, everything considered. live tlimieund St. Louis Mny Texas Btecra Bold at 14?e - 12-kc and 10%e? with 0,000 branded cows at lOUc. The laat aalea were at %c. leas, but Included April hldea, Four thonsand Fob? ruar-' andI March native r-teers ?old at Uttf?*. with 4,000 April? ?t 11%?"? O***? t|ioU,?nd May natlT? oowa aold at 10a. all weighU. Cowitry market la fairly eteady, wit* ?alee of tirco car? buffa, tnoatly aoconde. at 8%e. and 7*J_o. Orteringa Binali, but Boston tanners will tar in th? basii If ottfA. Heavy steer? ?old at 0%c. and l?c. .??ding to J??Utj.,BW "Sci,1? nF and unchanged. London cablea 1.250 cask? offered Snd "elf ??li ?* ???? (to0, PW?e,de? cline. Greasea %c easier. Oelostearlne ?old at 8HO. ._ DRY OOODS MARKET, NEW YORK, May 21.?Condition? In dry good? are improving from Che point of demnnd ?ml price? in a uumbor of diteci one have been nrtrnncpd Buyers are not speculatively Incl?n? ed but feel ma?re contiti*? I? tho ?tallllty of ?:L, ...a ?ro Dlaclng orde? with more free? doS ??S nre doing a ?llgHtly ImproTod business. COTTONSEED OIL MARKET. NEW YORK, May 21.~4^tton?e?d oil wee fiulet sud a abade ciislor, following the declino In lard producU. Prime crude, r. ?x b. mills. .lirtiHiW.e ? nrlmo Bi/unior yellow, 48o. asked; off auram-lr ye?ow. 88?88%?.? prim* whlto. 40*a47e ; prime winter yellow, 404?48C.? prime meal, $27*327.00 nominal._ MARINE INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF RICHMOND, MAY 21, 1908, AKBIVBD. Steamer Brokeley, Quy. Norfolk, merchandise i Allen-Miles Co. DEALERS AND EXPORTER8. J HIDES, TALLOW, ?fee. Write for I'rlcea. See our Markot Letter on tliU Page. Alien-Miles Building. ATLANTA, GA. L. WILLIAMS & SONS BANKERS, Dealers In RICHMOND, VA., SOUTHERN .MVESTf-Ei?T SEGUR-TIES. MUNICIPAL? BONDB A SPECIAI/TT. Correspondence Invited. Bfenmer Pocshonlas, Orares, Norfolk nnd James Hiver landing?, merchandise and pillen? ger?, Virginia Navigation Co. Steamer Wlii/a.i. 0-Ne11, Phlladelphll, Pa., merehsndle? ?nd passenger?,, Clyde line. ?AILED. Steamer Berkeley Ouy. Norfolk, merchandti? nnd passengers, Old Dominion line, Schiwnor Geo, W. Bond, Muir, James River, light Schooner Clara Oarrett, Doughty, Jemes Itt-rcr, light PORT OF WEST POI-T. MAT 21. 1003. ARRIVED, Charlotte, Murphy, Baltimore, panongers and general cargo. Kim City, lUynei, Mattaponl River landings, passengers and general cargo. SAILED. Charlotte, Murphy, Baltimora, passengers and general cargo. Elm City, Berne?, Mattaponl Rlvor lanltuge, passengers and general cargo, PORT NEWPORT NEWS, MAY 2L 10.8. ARRIVED. Steamer Irada, i;.ah??_-. Schooner Frederick liny, Paecagoula. Schooner B. C, Hope?, Bangor, SAILED. Fred A. Davenport. Gloucester. Schooner Massassat, Bangor. LATTER DAYS BE ? (Continued from Flret Page,) the Union, Vin_lnla can appropriately do bo: Indeed, it la not far wide of tho fact to assert that many of you here present are either her children or tho descendant- of her children; and If not, that you come from lands which have been either given by her to the common Union, or have been acquired for tho common Union by the mind and hand of her statesmen and warriors. And lt ia fitting that you have come back, so to speak, to this old State, and to this his? toric county amidst theso beautiful sur? roundings, and under the shadows of these everlasting hllle to exemplify vir? tues by deods. "In establishing this home for needy and deserving men, we avouch the work for the word, the fruit for tho faith. For this home Is not a dead monument, but a living memorial of the teachings of this great order. We should not be Just If w_ did not do unto others us we would have them do unto us. We should not be faithful to that charity whioh is the strong arm of love, if wo did not out of our abundance givo to thoso in want and sorrow. "Life seem3 to movo by contraste If not by rhythm. The darkness ls thicker be? cause of light. From the shadow of the valley the eye ls blinded by tlie splendor of the heavens. Poverty, B?ffering and sorrow appeal all the more because we know comfort, health and happiness. Mis? fortune and unhapplness make us realize our good fortune and our happiness. Therefore, we see that misery and want and misfortune play their part ln life. For if there wero none stricken by the wayside, and needy and suffering, thero would bo no Incentive to employ tho virtues which inspire this gathering In tho Inauguration of tho noble charity here set on foot. "Therefore, In this trusting place of good purpose and of sweet charity, and G? the sight of these poople, and within tlie lengthening shadows of the moun? tains that tower above us, may we not find Incentives to consecrate our lives anow to tho noble principles of this or? der: to the deeds which those principles teach; to the quickening? of our own lives in response to charity's appeals and man's burdens; to an appreciation of Ju? tlco, that Imperial virtue which steadies all humanity; and to thnt great and good fellowship which banishes all unkindness and brings the peaco that must pass understanding. "Coming, as we do to-day, from all parts of our great Republic, representing an Order tlfat extends from the Atlantic seaboard away to the islands of the Pa? cific, we find It difficult to repress the realization of the greatness of our coun? try and the union and patriotism of our people. This ls an American home upon Virginia's soil and under Virginia's skies. Her people sympathize with the under talcing, and her laws will safeguard this philanthropic trust. All of which bespeaks 'an Indissoluble union of lndestructablo States,' which should live in charity and justice and should grow to an undream? ed of power ln walking? the paths of peace. S0NATOR DANIEL?. Then camo the senior Senator for' Vir? ginia, Hon. John Vf. Daniel, who spoke briefly. He used to their fullest extent hla wonderful oratorical power, and as ho stood bofore that vast crowd, with the beautiful surroundings, his words flowed like a sparkling brook through a bed of flowers. Tho order of Elks," he said, "ls the youngest fraternal society which ?a? mado for itself a local habitation and an honored name, and has carried out the injunction, 'Remember thy Creator in tho days of thy youth.' "The order Is purely American, which oan be seen ln Its slmplo character and conduct. It carries no socrots except that of the delicacy and propriety of a pure and simple life. "The Elks do not go abroad and pro? claim what they are doing. Their prin? ciple ls charity, but It Is that charity that Is without ostentation, and the en? thusiasm of tho Elks ls that doop, still enthusiasm that carries weight with it. Elks do not publish tholr charity to tho world, but tholr life is devoted to work? ing and fighting for charity. It was said by nn old poet that women woro words, men deeds, but tho Elks honor and de? fend the women nnd hold tlie greatest veneration for them as builders of homes. The Elllr has a ready hand; he ls a kind neighbor and constant, helpful friend. "This building has been paid for by the hard and constant work of the Elks, and tholr work will rest beside the still waters and ln the green postures aa long as timo may last." eredeirick: warde. lie was followod by Mr. Frederick Warde, the tragedian, whose discourse was of a vory flue order. He described the organization, rise and progress of tho order. How It was or? ganized little over a quarter of a cen? tury ago in Now Tork, by ? party of actors, ?vhose idea wns to form a so? ciety for mutual Intercourse, ?unus9-i ment nnd protection. This littlo soolety grew so rapidly that branches w,or_ ostnbllslied all over the country, until now there ? re 3-0,000 members, and ho was proud that he belonged to tho pro? fession thnt started such an organiza? tion. Then the trnasfer of tho building was made by Mr. Joseph T. Funning, chair? man of the Board of Grand Trustees, of Indianapolis. In doing so, he gave a brlof history of the home scheme, from Its start to finish. In accepting the building. Granf Exalted Ruler Geo. P. Cronk ? paid a grand tribute to Virginia and her sons, In closing, he eald: ?Viuarded by the great principle of clmrlty, Justice, brotherly love and fi? delity, and under wis? and careful man agomont, this Institution should booome a lasting monument to the progressive and practical doctiine for which our order stands." MR. .pETWI.II__R. Chairman Meado Detweller, of the Home committee, closed the speech-mak? ing ?vlth an oration, after which the benediction was given by Rev. ? Fat tier John 1>. polenti, of Baltimore, Md.' Mr. Detweller said: Tha tirinclp-l. orator, of the day -wain FINANCIAL. LARGEST CAPITAL AND SURPLUS OF ANT BANK OR TRUST COMPANY TN THE BOUTH-ATIa-VNTTa STATES Richmond Trust and Safe Deoosit Company. Tenth and Main Streets, Richmond, Va. asid Surplus ? $1,7.2,188.69 -IxecuteB Trusts, Receives Deposits from $1.00 and Upwards. Allows 8 per cent. Interest on Dally Balances Subject to Check? Acoounts Solicited. Correspondence Invited. JNO. BICEI.TON WILLIAMS, LEWIS D. CREN3HA?SV, JR, President ' Treasurer, JAMES H. DOOLE-, HENRY L. CABELL, Vice-Presi dents. ??_???______________?__^ Is easily provided by persistent and _y_tcmatio savings. It is tho duty of every per_on, young and old, to savo something. If you are not already a depositor at this bank, wo Invite you. to beoomo one. ALL SUMS ACCEPTED. INTEREST ALLOWED'. lit Ills BE 911 East Main Street. S. GALESEJ, President. W. GRAYjWATTSON, Cashier. --;:"_.,-'???: t____t_-t___-__^^ Detwellor. chairman of tho National Home Committee. Following a chasto and beautiful reviow of the ouiitom of oven the most anclont ordern to dedicato h?rnen of rofugo for their aged and infirm members, Mr. Detwellor said: We havo mot here to-day to celobrate and to consecrate another development of humanity's onward march. Yet, how dif? ferent the world's activities now; how much wldor tlio sweep ot the beneficent In thought nnd action from that far away time of the world's earlier ages, when motives similar ln conception, but narrower ln scope nnd dnslgn, animated the breaats and inspired the deeds recited in tho priesty deposi taries of ftho world's lore along the banks o Egypt's mystlo rlvor. Thoy, probably, had not yet learn? ed the lesions, or at most conned It Im? perfectly, that our brolher Is ho who needs our aid the wide world over. Confining tholr treasured knowledgo and accumu? lated mystorle3 of science to their own ranks, they, ln all likelihood, hnd little sympathy with tho toiling millons that labored and died beneath tho lashes of exacting taskmasters. In the broad 'light of a more effulgent civilization than Egypt ever saw, of a revelntlon of Deity unspeakably moro benign than Its cruel religious codo, we havo assembled In tho very heart of an empire of a peoplo so vast, so rich, so powerful, that tho bar? baric splendors and panoplied armies of hundred-gated Thebea palo Into Insig? nificance. Wo havo assembled not amid the din of arms and the roll of sharp scythed chariots of war, but blessed with all the boundless power that plenty, peace, Inexhaustible resources and world? wide commerce can bestow on man. THE SITE. And where, my friends, ln all this broad land?of every land the pride?could be a moro appropriate piaco for this gathering than where wo now clasp hands and exchnnge fraternal greetings? What Is wanting to our own personal happi? ness? What accessory of situation, ngroo ablo Biirroundiiigs, or blessed memories are lacking? Where could the first homo, of tho ?. P. O. EUcs be more wisely lo? cated than ln ono of tlio garden spots of the "Old Dominion?" I shall enter upon no encomium on Vir? ginia. She needs none. No words ?if panegyric from my feeble tongue could add to the faino of the Stnte that cradles in its embrace Jit. Vernon and Montl cello. Nor could I give grander luster to the pure diadems of glorios that custor around the names of Madison and Mon? roe, of the Lees and Patrick Henry, of tho Harrisons and tho Randolphs. But, why enumerate? Virginia's bendroll of fame, bright as the ?tars, is almost in? numerable. Here then, whoro so many thronging memories of worth spring up around us, no aids of location are lacking to heighten tho pleasures of the scene. Do you wish a salubrious, health-giving cli? mate? Tho world doe3 not possess Its peer? Do you soolc the blended beauties and grandeurs of naturo? Behold thorn spread before you and sweeping In ma? jestic curves ln the circling arms of yonder mountains. llora Is hoalth for the enervated; qulot for tini restless spirit; (ill tho varied panoramic effects of nature to charm and sootho the eye too long distraeteci amid bustling marts or the brain bonumbed by tho incessant whirl of Ufo'a recurring duties. We are hero on this auspicious occasion, mv brothers, ladles and gentlemen, to dedicate forevermore to humanity this capacious building. This event witnesses tho inauguration of a system whereby tho IS. P. O. Elks pledges Itself that no worthy member of the order shall ever be destitute of a homo whilst life lusts, This day Is a climacteric for our broth? erhood. Our conceptions fur this insti? tution are as blond and unique in tholr scope as is tho ordor ltsof, whioli has called ihein Into bolng. it lias long since passed luto a truism that the found? ers of Blkdom built much moro wisely than they themselves Unew. Indeed, in thu thirty-five years of our existence ns an organization, so wonderful has been its growth, so remarkable its adaptability to each now exigency, each unforcsoon de? mand of the hour which has arisen, that, In uvt'o ami tliunkfulnoas, wo must re cognlzo a more than mortu.1 ngoncy and exclaim "what hath God .wrought!" Hitherto wo havo never needed a spe? cial effort along tho line of benoflcouco nor a concentration of tlio associated pow? ers of the membership. Individual and isolated cases of temporary reversos or an unklndy trend of fortune In iho case of any of our brothers havo been ef ciently met by tho local organizations, But now ii..it moro than a generation hue rolled away, it can bo reasonably ex? pected thai adverse fato has left some of our number stranded, on life's tempest? uous shouls. To fall in Ufo'? supremost efforts is'not Ignoble; but for thoso who have weathered tho crest of Hie wave to desert the brother who has been baffled und bunten by the swirling surge would be the height of ignominy. For these, this haven ot resi is ihla day dedicated. But dedicated Is ft feeble word. In humanity?) name we consecrate, we hallow It. A BEAD HOME. With no dissonnila? voice, tho Elks of tho United States havo docieed that ovory ugC-d brother wearied with the march ?? life should bo placed in u posi? tion where ho might receive, not relief dolod out with grudging hand, not a pll tanoe labelled with tho titio ot respect? destroying alms, not tho charity that vaunts its gilts for purposes of self glorification, but a. life-long humo which brother bestows upon bruiher in using ai'iglii the heritage of one commun leath? er. To your speaker, lu association with a number of our honored brut hers, was cutrustod the duty of fully grasping uud properly executing that which uiu? su? preme legislativo body had ordered. It bohoovt?s not to enlarge here on the Gioiosa Investigation of proffered sites I'rum tlie Atlantlo u? the Pacific; to nar? rate the. timo niul toil given to what wo can emphatically procioni ns a h.luir ??" love; yot 1 fuel that 1 would be recreant to ihe duty duu my associates woro 1 not to extend my tributo of commendation to the efficiency, ilio energy, tlio zeal of those whom the Urani! Bodge of Blk? dom honored with tho ex?cution ot this high mission ln behalf of humanity. Tho approbation of the order niey so worthi? ly served Is their deserved iieed and with that bestowed thoy will feel lluii they have a rich reward. One and all wo have done our duty. We Uolievn ih.it it has been dona Intelligently, conscientiously, Impartially, of a score and moie of sites, the one whero wo are now nsuembled was selected. It was fitted up as H how Is. The tasi: delegated by the (Bund Bodge to its Grand Exalted itulor and Ut? designateli committee, after three years Of palloni labor oil their pail, has been completed. Brothers, the result Is bo foi'u you. Behold and Judgo t'o.? your? selves. Do .lin?? but 111 roud the lessons of Elk doni who does not fully realize that Its more than one-third of ix century of vigoiod growth bus loft u poweiuil im? press for good In every community where ita bauuor lia? been luipUin.ted. .?? thou.? 'GG^G-11??_^?1^??t?-??^-?-???_-??1????? ? BUSINESS AHO PERSONAL ?GGOUNTS SOLIOITED BY . THE OF VIRG?NIA, 11 ! ? E. Main St. Richmond, Va. rsa_____g________________. H-?ESTMEHT SECURITIES, Virginia Bonds, Richmond City Bonds, Chemical Stocks. WTNDIL-M BULLING & BRO., Phone 412. 101S East Mainai Rlohmond, Va, ? sands lt has given the needed lmpetust'?. In their aspirations to higher views and nobler manhood. All its teachings have; been for the betterment of social eondfA] tlons. What man Is there, even of ordU ' nary Intelligence and unconnected wltH our brotherhood, who does not associate with tho very expression, "he ls an Elk,'* impressions of a monllnpss- that ignore tho sordid and base, a generosity that can turn no deaf ear to any sigh of a_? ruction? HONORED GUESTS. As a paramount essential, \?*e want to eliminate from this home of tho B. P. O. Elks all association, however remote, with oleoomoesynary methods. Tho 131k. ?vho Is ollgtble to come here at all, comes not to roceivo alms, but to share tho homo comforts ?vhlch arc his due as an Elk and a man. Charity was originally a heavenly word; It has been so sorely Jaded with the onerous burdens of a thousand incongruous schemes of so-called help for the poor loaded upon Its shoulders, that, maligned by Its pretended friends, be? fouled by tho ignorance of those who should have preserved lt unsulled, often In its modern dress, it scarcely can be recognized as tho same bright being of?, celestial origin that ' __ff_ret_ long anC| is kind." _ ., _,": Thnt aid, however, pur* the intention, recipient, destroys his self-respect, ori of tho donor, that in any way degrades ana wounds his manliness, 1b a curse, not a. blessing. Tho Elk ?vho comes to thi* homo cornos as the guest of his broth?? <srs, because he has proved himself on? who deserves their respect, -their grati?? ludo. On this exalted plane of mutual love every Inmate of this home enters It* portals. Enjoying this self-respect h? remains. If ho remains a. year, ten, twenw ty, it is all the same. All Idea of pau? perlsm la und must ever remain absene from his abode In a home. which Is a? absolutely Ills own as any In which he hai dwelt In sunnier days, when fortune wort golden smiles. Here bo enjoys all th? order can bestow, and he enjoys It, not aa tho benefaction of any ono. but as h lai ubare o? tho patrimony held in commoa use bv a band of brothers, whom no raj verses, no buffets of e-tranoous Ills oaa dissociate ono from tho other. ; To no well ordered mind will this pro< soutatiun of the officlul idea in regar* to tho operations of this institution api pear aught but what ls right and seeing [y. No Elk ?vho knows how sacred th? tie thnt link- him to his brother, hov* elevating, ho?v ennobling the creed of hu?} inanity that we havo learned around ?on* common altar, will deem It Inappropriate. Here, lndeod, tho inmates will be th* masters; the whole order, tholr servante? l'or tho welfare of these our brother? l? to us ull a holy trust. Recreant to on* of the most solemn obligations man cam take would he be who shall ever profane that page of the goldon book by Sully?? lug It with ono mercenary thought. ,) TRUE BROTHERHOOD. _ J Brothers, advancement lias ever been our t-lismanlo watchword. It breathe? und glowed ln every thought aud actloij o? the noble apostles ?vho founded th* B. P. O. Elks on the Immutable corner?? stone of heaven-horn and heave?.- blest charity?humanity. E'er since that natiti day lt hue b.i.n our slogan of vlotory. W* have grown from a littlo band to a might* host. We have uplifted, and elevate?* mankind In the past. To-day marks an?* other gigantic step In the accomplish? mont o? our mission. Thi- monumenta* titillili' of our faith?a f-'Uth supported bx work??will bo on Inspiration ?> eyory) lodge of our order. Not aloiiu those bore nresent are interested in this cerempnloj. Ten times ten thousand hearts of the ab. on this hour, pulsato with ours, pu? falli s their faith, our purpose?, the* mini?se-? our consecration t?> humanity'? g -a. mission is likewise t hoirs With ? they tiro pledged in unswerving iiialty to that fundamental tenet, which wW render our beloved order immortal-th? tenet ut' broad and -iiiv-.-ul manhood un? ?er tini Golden Rule? , ??Jt Is not ??lille riches and splendor sup? round us. , , , _ ? .?, That brothers or friends coti be put to "_i_ but when affliction's cold presene?! has bound us. , ? , _ Wo nnd ??inch the hearts are that lovt us the best. , ? , In youth loin's light Burns warm und bright. But it dies ere tlie winter otage be pasti While 'Fidelity'-' flume . Burns ever the same. . Or growns but the brighter, the nearer th? lust." At m?' dose nf Mr. Dot welter's remark* and a benediction by Rev. John 1>. Bo? Uml, o? li-ltimoi-, the Home stood dedN e ned, und u. the meeting of the Ur__d Lodge in Baltimore, in July, ofllcials will be. phosei, and the a.iuui m-ohlnery s?e In motion. K.C.-MONl-ERS RETURN. At ? o'clock la_t uUht the Riehmantf and Norfolk eixsclal left Bedford an<\ laid over at Lynehburg for suver,.!'hours. The party will reach Richmond e_rly thi*, iii.riiing. _. ? _ , The other delegations fron? I'hiludeU phlu, Baltimore, Waslilustoii and ot?-?i /Hies left yestorduy aftornoon. ?lessi-. Croni?, Penning and Detwoiletfe r-iiudivi-l lit the Horn. 0.?r night W?V, uiicominodatloiis ?voie furnished tlitw" comfortably M ut au/ hotel.