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-All Amendments Proposed by
Democrats Voted Down.
His Witty Speech tlie Only Enliven
ing Incident of. the Dny Senator
Mills Proposes an Amendment
Giving Free Silver Coinage Xc
tionK n 25 Per Cent Kehnte.
The. Republicans presented a solid front
yesterday throughout a storm oC opposi
tion aimed at the tariff bill by the Demo
ciatbfand succeeded in keeping their lined
wltholit a break. The debate was on tlie
agricultural schedule, and effort after
erfoitwas made by the Dettutcrats to re
duce the rales imposed by tlie pending
bill. The only incident of tlie day was
the earnest but witty speech, of Mr.
Vefct.-i favoring placing cider on the free
list, and his comparison of the habits of
Americans and Europeans in the consump
tion of Leverages; and, later in the day
the slul.born fight for free .salt and the
decisive defeat of 'the Democrats. The
til&uifs!oa was begun with the Item on n.llk,
Mr. Jones moving to reduce the duty jn
milk,-preserved or condensed, etc., fiom
2 cents a pound to 0 pcrce.it, andon sugar
of milk, from 5 cents a pound to 20 percent;
Mr. Jones made au argument to show that
under these ratps.hich were practically
the same as the McKinley law, prices of
milk had fallen, and the farmer had been
buncoed. Mr. Jones intimated the exist'
ence of a milk trust, but he was defeated,
and milk stays where it Is In the Senate
Mr. Vest sought to put cabbages on the
free list, but a chorus of "noefe" kept cab
bages on the dutiable list at 3 cents each.
"When cider was reached, with its duty
of 5 cents a gallon, Mr. Vest Jumped to his
feet, declaring that he drew tlie line at
elder. Ue stated that the debate had been
proceeding over three long weeks, uud'thu
minority had secured one reduction in the
bill one-quarter of a cent a pound on
anvils. Now he appealed for a reduction
of the duty on cider, and Its shifting to the
free list. The statistics show that in 1 89G
we exported S 17,670 worth of cider and
imported $1,70-1. This showed that we
not only supplied the entire home market,
but exported cidei In goodly quantities.
It there was a temperance man on the
" Republican side of the chamber, Mr. Vest
raid, l.e would appeal to him to encourage
the ufce of the light wines of America,
beer and cider. Light wines were the
road to temperance, and never would
the .A merican people be a temperance peo
ple until the soul-destroying and madden
ing ulcoholio liquors were abandoned, and
3ght winee only used as a beverage.
"There aie some things about the Eu
ropeans deserving of emulation," said Mr
Pert, "and one of them is thulr moderate
ape of light wines. A statesman of my
own party recently raid that he hail never
been on the Continent, and he thanked
God he was too good an American to want
to go theie. I told him I would rather,
n account of my health, bo there now than
here struggling with the tariff bill." -
"Then, why not give it up?" laughingly
asked Mr. Fry.
"I can't," replied Mr. Vest. "Therecomes
h time when a man gets hold of a live wire
and can't let go. I am compelled to be
here and do the best I can to icmedy
tome of tnc evils of this measure.''
Returning to the subject of cider, Mr.
Vest said he was here in defense of that
delightful beverage which cheers but
does not inebriate; the beverage that
sparkles Jr. every New England home, and
wherever an apple orchard can be found.
Referring again to the European use of
light wines, Mr. Vest mentioned the beer
halls of Germany, where respectable
fathers and mothers, accompanied by
thelt clilldien, spent many pleasant hours
and enjoyed their Leer. "With our Ameri
can methods and Ameiican drinks in a
plnce of thl kind, it would not be ten
minutes hefoic one could hear the howl of
some drunkard or probably the mutlc of
u revolver."
"Let us," said Mr. Vest, In conclusion,
"go back to the drinks of our boyhood
milk, water and cider. I make this appeal
seriously. I am defending cider. Mauy
years ago a distinguished member of this
body entered the chamber with hat, cane
und glovesin his hand as Senator Sherman
was making an argument in favorer an in
crease in the whisky tax. That was a day
when the tax was much less than now.
Stopping on the threshold for a moment as
he grasped the purport of Mr. Sherman's
remarks, this Senator paused, and raising
his hand to conrmand attention, asked the
Senator fiom Ohio If he could interrupt
him with a question.
" 'I am told. Mr. President, this Sen
ator said, slowly and distinctly, 'that
whisky has no friend in this chamber. I
am its friend and it is my fn'end. "Whisky
builds up the weak and destroys the strong,
and is the friend of man,' and with that,"
6Jid Mr. Vest, "turned on his heel and
walked out of the chamber. If cider has
no fiiend here J want the Senate to know
that I am one."
But Mr Vcbt's appeal fell on deaf and
unwilling ears. The Senate refused to
make cider fiee by a vote of 28 to 21.
Thu committee amendment reducing the
duty on hay fiom $-1 to $3.C0 a ton was
Mr. Jones moved to reduce the duty to
$2 a ton, calling attention in that connec
tion to the lact that under the $! rate of
the Morcinler law, the importations of
hay amounted to but $900,000, while
under the existing rate of $2 the aggre
gate had increased to $2,500,000. If it
was the intention to derive revenue from
the duty on hay, Mr. Jones contended, then
the present rate uhould not be changed.
Mr. Jones pioposit'on was lost, and fn
like manner the Senate lefused to reduce
the duty on eggs.
auu ncm oi nops was next taken up.
A motion to make the rate 8 cents was
lott: yeas 22, nays 28.
An amendment by Senator Allison to
place a tax of 50 per cent ad valorem
on hot) extract was agreed to without
Mr Vest moved to strike out the rate
of 40 cents per bushel on onions and make
It 20, because onions are so much used
and needed in the Army and elsewhere,
but the amendment was lost.
After Mr. Allison had modified the
paragraph on peas, so as to make the
duty 30 cents per bushel on gi vn peas,
80 on dried peas, and 40 on split peas,
Mr. Jones moved to strike out all refer
ence to green peas, which motion wa3
Mr ' ' iwn then moved to Insert a new
paragraph, go as to provide a duty of
SO per cent ad valorem on all bulbs
of various flowers, and on natural flowers
of all kinds used for decorative purposes
Messrs. Vest and Jones protested in
dignantly against Mich an outrage upon
every family in the land, all of whom cul
tivate more or less of the flowers named In
their front vards and surrounding grounds
Mr. Vest wild tip recently priced some roses
In the window of an F-street florist, and,
when ho found they were $2.50 per
dozen, he contented himself "with the
smell cf one and left the store. They
should not be made any Wgher by means
of the proposed amendment. Mr. Jones
then niove.d to amend therWiiientlnint so,
as to strike out the mbre common bulbs
of all kiiid.st which was lost, yeas 25, nays
fl3. Mr. Allison's amendment -was then
agreed to
When the nursery stock schedule wae
reached, Mr. Allison, for the committee,
moved to modify the paragraph o as to
cut down the rate on Mahaleb or Mazzerd
cherry trees from $1 per 1,000 to 50
cents per 1.000 and 15 per cent ad
valorem; on plums, pears, quinces and
apples, rrom $1.75 per 1,000 to $1 per
1,000 and 15 per cent ad valorem; and
on rose plants, budded or grafted, from
3 cents each to 2 1-2 cents.
Mr. Vest wrung from Mr. Allison the
admission that the proposition to thus
put u heavy tax on Canadian cherry trees
and the ofner items named had tome from
some nurseryman, as many ether sugges
tions had. Mr. Allison's amendments were
all agreed to, and then Mr. Vest made
an Ineffectual effort to "strike out the
cntlte paragraph.
The House bill fixed the duty on potatoes
at 25 cents per bushel, and the Senate Com
mittee reduced it to 20, but when the
paragraph wau reached Mr Allison with
drew the committee's amendment. Mr.
Jons criticised the committtee for not
standing by its own amendment, and
moved to amend the original rate, so as
to make it 15 cents. The amendment was
lot. and the rate remains at 25 eenty.
At the request of Mr. Hawlcy ths para
graph providing for 25 per centad valorem
on teedb or all kinds, notspecially provided
for, was passed.ovcr for the day.
The several fish schedules called out
much dls-ciission between Messrs. Tones,
Vest "find Allison, tlie latter securing the
adoption of rievcral modifications to the
comnittee's amendments to the House bill.
Messrs. Vest andGray inadea htirdflgho
to htrike out the item taking frc-di fish
fiom the free list and putting thereon a
duty of one-fourth of one cent per pound
Mr. Gray said it ivas a shame and a
dlbgraoc- to tax the product of the lakes
and rivers of the country, while the poor
people arc starving for the want of food.
The paragraph was allowed to stand.
When the fruits and nuts schedule was
reached Mr Allison moved to so modify the
fruit paragraph as to fix a rate of 25 cents
per bushel on apples, peaches, currants,
quinces, cherries, plums, and pears, green
or ripe; and of 25 per cent ad valorem on
cranberries, which motion was agreed to.
.Mr. Vest tried, but unsuccessfully, to cut
the rate down to 20 cents per bushel.
Mr. Mills made a fiery speech on Zante
currants, contending that they should
either be put on the free list or taxed at
not more than 1 cent per pound, because
that peculiar currant can only be grown
on the little island of Zante. Messrs.
White "and Perkins both claimed most em
phatically that the Zante cunant is now
grown in large quantities In California,
while the quality is admitted to be much
better than those grown i n Znnte.
"As an evidence, I take pleasure in
presenting my friend a box of Zante cur
rants that were grown in California," 6ald
Mr White, taking a box from his desk and
sending it to Mr. Mills. Mr Perkins also
took 'everal boxes of the same fruit from
his desk, and for some time Mr. Mills and
other Senators passed the fruit from one
Senator to another until all had tasted
and con.mcntcd upon the quality pf the
California fruit. The motion of Mr. Jones
to amend n desired by Mr. .Mills was lost
after a debate lasting for an hour or more
When the paragraph to put a duty
of 1 centperpoandonoranges.lemous.limes,
giape fruit, shaddocks or pomilos, was
reached, Mr. Jones moved to strike out
the paragraph and Insert the corresponding
pmagraph of the Wilson bill, which pro
vides a rate on measurement instead of
weight. The motion was discussed for half
an hour by Messrs. Jones, Gray, McLaurin,
White and Perkins, and was then lost.
On the meat product schedule, Mr. Vest
moved to strike out 5 cents per pound on
bacon and hams and Inseit 20 per jent
ad valorem; but his amendment was
promptly voted down, ae were all similar
amendments' made by Senators Vest and
Jones to other paragraphs in the schedule.
Mr. Vest made a vigorous effort to amend
the rate on lard from 2 cents per pound to
1 cent, the present rate, but failed
The first item in the schedule for mis
cellaneous products was chicrory-root,
and agalnbt a spirted opposition from Mr.
Jones, Mr. Allison modified the committee
nmendment of 3 cents per pound so as
to mnke it 2 3-2 cents. The vote on
dandulion-roitaadacorusas used for coffee,
was also reduced to the same figure.
When the item of salt was reached, Mr.
Vc-6t said there were Just four Items In
the Wilson bill thnt reconciled him to Its
passage They were the income tax, free
salt, free lumber, and free wool. The
Senate has already put a duty on lum
ber, and now It is about to do the same
thing wltn salt, which every family In
the country uses in the preparation of its
daily food. Salt should be as free as
air ard water.
Mr. Jones said this proposition for a
heavy tax on fait was the most inde
fensible provision of the bill. He hoped
the patriotism or the Senate would stand
together against this most infamous propo
sition, The vote was then taken by yeas
and nays, and the Senate refused to put
salt on the free list by a vote of 31 nays
to 24 yeas.
The paragraph putting a tax of 10
cent6 per pound on tea was, on motion
of Mr. Allison, passed over for the day,
Mr. Allison remarked that he hoped that
the tax could In some way be dispensed
Mr Mil's crave notice of an amendment
piovlding that only 75 per cent of the
duties imposed by the bill shall be levied
aciinst the countries whose mints are
open to the free and unlimited coinage of
The Senate then went Into executive
session and soon after adjourned until 11
o'clock today.
Anson Mills Said to Be Slated
for Promotion.
President McKinley will probably send
to the Senate the name of Col. Anson Mills,
Third Cavalry, to be brigadier general
Col. Mills was appointed to the Military
Academy, at West Point, July 1, lSr5,nnd
commissioned first lieutenant, Eighteenth
Infantry. May 14, 1861. Be was made
captain April 27, ISfi.'l, and transferred to
to the cavalry January 1, 1871. Be re
ceived his commission as major, Tenth
Cavalry. April 4, 1878, and was promoted
to lieutenant colonel, Fourth Cavalry,
March 25, 1S90. Be became colonel of the
Third Cavalry August 1G, 1892.
Col Mills has an cccellentiiiilitary record,
having been brevetted captain for gallant
and meritorious services at the battle of
Murfrccsboro, Tenn , December 31, 18C2,
and oa September 1 , 1804, was brevetted
major for gallantandmeritoriousscrviceat
the battle of Chickamauga, Ga , and during
the Atlanta campaign. For gallantryln ser
vice at Nashville, December 16, 1864, he
was brevetted lieutenant colonel.
riillodnmle Society Dinner.
The members of the Phiiodamio Society
of Georgetown University held a banquet
in one of ttic halls of the university at 8
o'clock last night Covers were laid for
forty persons and a most enjoyable even
ing was passed.
$5.00 to New York nnd Return via
B. & O. "R. R.
Tickets good going on train leaving
Washington 12:01 a. m., June 20th, and
returning, to leave New York 12:15 a.
rc., June 21st., at $5.00 for the round
trip- Jel2,16,17,18,19
Legality of' Sli river's Summons
an Important Point.
Defense Claims Tliat tlio Contu
macious Witness "Was Not Forni
nlly Cited to Appear Before tho
Sennte Committee Culled From
1'ress Gallery without Su tuition.
A new turn was given to the proceed
ingsf in the Shriver case yesterday by a
very simple question of Judge Bradley,
before whom the case is being tried.
The testimony developed by the prosecu
tion contains no statement that Mr.
Shriver was "suinmonud" belore tin
Senate committee of Inquiry. The Gov
ernment, however, thought that it had
anticipated this defect, if It be a defect,
by putting up witnesses to prove how
Mr. Shriver got before the committee.
One of the witnesses on this point was
Mr Bernard Y. Layton, as.slstant&orgeaut
ataims of the Senate. Mi. Layton, It
appears in his testimony, looked up Mr.
Shriver when he was wanted and found
him In the press gallery. Mr. Layton
bald In a very sociable, debonair style:
'Johnnie, you're wanted," explaining
f ii ther that he was wanted to testify be
fore the Senate committee. Mr. Layton
alsoinformed Mr. Shriver that, if a proems
were insisted on, he, Mr Layton, "would
have the summons executed In thnt of
ficial way Mr. Shriver, however, did not
insist on a formal summons and went on
the unceremonious Invitation of Mr. Layton
who, however, as an officer of the com
mittee, stood ready to have the witness
appear had he refused.
The prosecution, in addition to Mr Lay
ton, put up a clerk of a Senate committee
and a deputy auditor of the Treasury to
show that Mr. Shriver had at least served
as a witness, accepting pay for service as
such, all of wliich was proved by certain
The defense has touched upon this point
in its argument, but there has not been any
general impression lu court that It had the
grave Importance seemingly attached to
it by Judge Bradley. There has been
drawn a distinction between the summon
ing of a witness before a Senate com
mittee and a witness summoned before a
court on a subpoena, and the question now
is left open as to whether the same liability
attaches to a contempt of the former as to
the latter. Further than that, tlie other
question appears to be involved that If Mr.
Shriver's summons was not a legal "tie
whether any contempt attaches at all
Then, again, does Mr Shriver come unde
the category of voluntary witnesses, and,
if he does, what is his relative Uabllty?
Judge Bradley, after hearing a very
comprehensive and able argument, yester
dav, by Assistant District Attorney Baker,
dcMred to have the views of Government
counsel on the foregoing points. Mr.
Baker argueJ them briefly yesterday, but
they will be made, no doubt, the subject
of an elaborate consideration today by
the District attorney.
To the average layman, it looks Just
now that, if the District attorney dots
not show that Mr. Shriver was summons!
within the meaning of the statute under
which theindictmentisdrawn, Mr. Shriver
can scarcely be held for contempt, and
that this will be sufficient reason to in
btiuct the Jury to acquit
The counsel for the defense made an
argument to Justify Mr Shrlver's declina
tion to testify on the ground that the
communications to him as a newspaper
man in confidence were a matter of privi
lege. Thlsargurnentwas basedon common
law precedents and not on legislative en
actments, which was made by thecourt
The prosecution paid no attention to thus
part of the argument which, however, was
very interesting, and was substantially as
"A Boston grand Jury recently sum
moned before it an editor to state under
oath where he had received certain infor
mation which was published in the col
umns of his Journal. Be declined to tell,
under the plea that the case was jirivil
eged. Thereupon the court was asked to
adjudge him guilty of contempt. Thecause
thus originated by the grand Jury, being
heard by the Judge, who had allowed to
isue a rule to show cause why -the editor
should not be punished. An opinion fol
lowed, releasing the riefeudant substan
tially upon the ground taken by him at
the outlet. The result will create no sur
prise, because there is as much honor and
confidence involved In the communications
made to editors of newspapers as between
the lawyer and his -client, the physician
and his patient, or the clergyman and his
confessing parishioner.
"Moral law forbids that communications"
confidentially disclosed in either of thes.e
relationships shall be published. The law
of the State, which Is founded on 'the
moral, has taken the same high ground
Consider what a fetter would be placed
oi: all newspaper comments if the source
of Information In every case were the
subject of an inquisition on thcoartof the
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grand Jury. No one wolldb faf'rin giving
Jnfpriuntlon to ca eCIior for public use,
though, of the deepes&ffpiSoKance to th?
community. Be wouldrcaKe no use of
'facts within his possession", although such
employment of thein would be for the pub
lic good, as t hereby" some men may be
brought into court and made an unwilling
witness. Tlie press is sufficiently hedged
about by the ordinary low of libel, wlth--out
the nttenipt of any grand jury to com
pel 1 1 to unearth to public gaac the secrets
of the editorial room."
Judge Dittenhoefer, continuing, said:
"The privilege claime by the editor to
be protected fiom the compulsVJry dlKclosure
of the name of his Infpriner In matters .of
criminal violations of law derives some
consideration from Its analogy to that
existing between the prosecutor of the
pleas and the witness who Informs him
on behalf of the State. The editor, In
the wide scope of h's v'gilance over the
good order and public moials of foclcty, is
lecognized by the public as standing out
In his newspaper as a publ'c j losecutor,
often expoilng crime and airalgnlng at;
tne bar of public opinion, and befoie the
grand inquest ol the country, persons im
plicated in thecomm'ssfon of ctln.e Lefoie
ever the public prosecutor has taken action
In the premises.
"The editor thus, a? It wtAe, fills theplncc
of a tribune, and his newspaper is a spe
cies or tribunal of jjreat benerit and assist
ance In the public administration of Justice,
and as It Is well settled in law that com
munications made to a prosecuting attor
ncy relative to suspected criminals, or to
the operations of a detective police, are
privileged, and are not to be divulged by
the attorney without the consent of the per
son making the communication, so It Is ar
gued that the editor or a newspnper should
be privileged i'uirn divulging the name, at
least, of the witness who confidentially in
formed him of the public offense chaigcd,
without the consent of the informer."
Judge Dittenhoefer held in another
put of the argument that the "name
of an informant i. unnecessary for a party
who is injured by any false publication,
as against the newspaper, has both a
c-vll remedy for damages and a crlm
nal protecutioii for libel."
The assistant district attorney, Mr.
Baker, replied -to Judge. Dittenhneforr
Be took up the pait or the argument re
lating to newspaper privileges, and dis
missed It with the statement thnt he did
not think It worthy or consideration.
Mr. Raker said that tlie first contention
of the defense that Shriver was not In
cluded lu the Senate resolution of in
quiry, was discounted by the fact that
Shitver knew of the proposed Senate In
quiry because he referred to It In hiB
alleged offensive article.
Mr Baker then took up the second propo
sition of the defense, and aigued at length
that questions asked Shriver were rftrietly
within the scope of the Senate Inquiry.
Mr. Baker compaied the Senate Commit
tee to a grand Jury; and that the commit
tee had the right to ask Mi. Shriver the
name of the Congressman who gave him
certain Information.
What the Congreasman knew, peihaps
was hearsay, but snch testimony might
"have led to the disclosure of what was
wanted by thecommittee.
A a to the abatement of the defense that
the defendant did not decline to answer
the question, the evidence before the court
was to the contrary. Further, Mr. Shriver
had never answered the question, notwith
standing the 'con tuition-" of the defense
that he only declined to answer "for the
present ' In fine, the only question was,
Did Shriver decline to answer? The de
fense had argued that the mewsnaners
were the firt to find out evidence of
If that were so, why should they not !e
amenable to the law, which; derives in
formation from all other, sources The
Mall and Express had practically charged
Senators with corruptlon,,and the United
States Supreme Court had held that the
Senate had a perfect right to Investigate
fully such charges.
The court adjourned at 12:10 p. m. until
todar, Mr. Davis having an engagement
to deliver an nddress at the Maryland Agri
cultural College yesterday afternoon.
Interior Department Clmmje.s.
The following official changes were
announced in the Department of the
Interior yesterday. General Land OfrJee
Ttemstatenients, Albert B. White, of Xew
Jersey, clerk, $1,600; John S. Stidger,
of Colorado; Warren F. Sherman, of Michi
gan; and Clark E. Loomis, of Oregon,
special agents, $1,200. Promotions.
Charles L. Dubois, of the District of Co
lumbia, clerk, $1,600. from 51,100; Bugh
B. Williams, of Kansas, clerk, $1,400,
from $1,200.
Pension Orrice Reinstatements: Thomas
W. Wainwright, of Missouri, and Chaun
cey II Dewey, of New York, copyists, $000.
Promotion: Logan Johnson, of Connecticut,
cierk, $1,000, from copyist, $000. Res
ignation: John W. Clampltt, of Illinois,
special examiner, $1,300.
Geological Survey Appointmentby trans
fer from General Land Office Abner F.
Dnnnington, of California, topographer,
$1,600 Reinstatement: James W. Spen
cer, of Iowa, special disbursing agent,
Ainntcur Photographers' Excursion.
A unique excursion will be given next
month by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
It will be arranged for amateur photo
graphers, and a day trip will be made to
the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains
In Western Maryland. A special ear will
be fitted up for the use of the snap
shotters. and put on the end of the train, so
tnat views may be taken en route. Stops
will be made at Harper's Ferry, Hancock
and Cumberland. Dinwiddle, the Washing
ton photographer, who has been engaged
by Manager of Passenger Traffic Martin
to make a new set of views of B. & O.
scenery, will have charge of the trip.
Bis car, which is fitted up with a dark
room and other accessories for de
veloping negaties and making prints, will
be taken along.
Treasury Applications Filed.
Appplicntlons for positions in the Treas
ury Department were made yesterday as
fohVws: T. P. Fuller,' Helena, Mouc, to
be deputy auditor of the Treasury at Wash
ington, D. C.;GeorgeGemmliig.Xow Orleans,
to be melter and refiner atNetv Orleans; J.
P. McElvoy, New Orleans, to be supervising
Inspector of steam vessels atXew Orleans;
Benjamin B. Levy, Xew York, to be as
sistant appraiser at Xew York; J M.
Soneat, Xew. Orleans, to be examiner of
drugs at Xew Orleans; Samuel J. Roberts,
Lexington, Ky., to be collector of In terual
revenue at Lexington, Ky.; . S ttucker, ..
Winston. X. C, to be collector of Internal
revenue at Ashevillc, X. C. :
"For thrpo years we have never been
without Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and
Diarrhoea Remedy In the house," says a.
H. Patter, .with E. C. Atkins & Co., In
dianajifJis, Ind., "nnd my wife would as
soon think of being without flour atf a
bottle of this Remedy in the summereea
son. We have used it with all thfee of
our children, and it has never failed to
cure not simply stop pain, but cure abso
lutely. It is all right, and anyone who
tries It will find It so " For sale by Henry
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F street northwest, and Connecticut ave
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Tlie World of Business.
Vnll Street Yesterday.
New STork, June 10. There was a con
triction in the volume of business on the
stock exchange today, and an irregular
tone replaced the steadiness of the past
fortnight. Apparently the market had some
difficulty In digesting the heavy liquida
tion of yesterday, which was renewed to
day, though on a lesser scale. Noting the
hesitating tone of the market, the room
traders were quick to search out vulner
able points, and were confident in de
claring that the upward movement had
culminated. It is obvious that prices can
not constantly advance without reactions,
and, in view of the steady appreciation
in the market since the last week of May,
It would not be surprising If there should
be a cessation of the movement. To some
extent the Epeedy revision of the tariff
has been discounted, as has the favorable
condition of the crops and pending definite
information In regard to the harvests the
Intervening period must necessarily be a
waiting one. It is never well for the market
to get too far away from its base of sup
plies so to speak, though it often does bO
in periods of speculative enthusiasm.
London was apparently too much en
grossed with the festivities attending the
Jubilee ceremonies to be a considerable
factor In this market, though some sales for
foreign account were reported in the .-ond
division. At the opening of business ti.e
market was fairly steady and the com
mission house buying of the first i.our
caused it to retain its tone then, but the
subsequent course of prices was uncert-iln
and generally toward a lower level. The
day was utterly bare of news of any de
scription that; could be interpreted as i f
financial importance, uulcss the protest
filed by Japan against the annexathm of
Bawall by this couutry might be so con
st! ued. It was not today a tangible in
fluence In the trading. The firmest and
also the most active features of the market
were Sugar and Chicago Gas, and in the
early dealings the anthracite coal stocks
were strong, but they later weakened with
the remainder of the railway list. The
Granger8,In which the general speculative
commitments are the largest, were louic
ally the leadersin the decline. The market
closed fractionally lower for the leading
New Yorlc Stock Marlcer.
Corrected dally by W. B. HIbbs & Co ,
Banker1 and Brokers. Members of the
N. Y. Stock Exchange, 1-127 F street
Op. High. Low. CIos.
American Spirits
American Snlrlt- nfu.
Am. Sugar Refiner....
American Sucar. pfu.f.
American Tobacco.....
Atchison Ton. fc P. F..
Atch..Top.ind P.F.prd..
American Cotton Oil . ..
Baltimore & Ohio
Bay State Gas
Canada Southern
Canada Pacific
Chesapeake A Ohio
C..C. C.. A St. L
Chicago. Bur. it (Julncy.
Chicago it Xonhw'n..'..
Clilcngo Gas-
Q. 31. and St. P.
O.. H. I. and P
Consolidated (ias
Ui-I., Lac. i West.
Delaware it Hudson....
lJenv.it It, Grande.pfd.
123 1237.' 122V I23
73!i -,VA T2K :2tf
riH 1215 12 U
2J 237,' 13 :3'S
ioJ? iy io iiii
'"07s 505$ 5u 50
01 Gn. m: tw
17Js 17 177,' 17'4
"Hi 5MK 23v. Hi
81 &l J SO fcUJ,'
10)7,' HOT, 103 10J
bi tS'.i 177 S77t
-5 :Sa 777 75
70 7u 6' C0
!?$ IC?,' lGGTs' 16ti
1C2 132 15i 152
im 1037? 107 lO&Ta
General Electric.
Illinois Central...
.... mi 33f 37 Slii
Lake chore
Luuisvillo it Xashvillo..
Met. Traction
Michigan Cen
Jlo. Pacltlc.
M., K. AT. nfd
.National LeUd Co
.N ational Lead Co... pf a.
2tiY Jcrsej Ceutr.il......
Xew lork Central
Xurthern Pacilic
Xortiicrii Picnic pfd....
untune it esiern
I'aClUc .Mail
t'hna. & Ueauiug.
ouuthtni Kaiiw.iy, pld..
itx.s I'aciUc
1 vim. Coal Ocirou
Union racinc
o. s. Lealner plu. .......
ataan pitl
WuL'cIiu,. it L. r.ne
. iVL. .. pfu
Wet.liiniii re:. Co
Ex-D:v. 3 per cent.
i.-mv. i"4p r Cv-nt.
e.x-viy. i j.cr cent.
; :ofa kb" ib'l
IS 17
31?,' C0
:S;4 -47f
i'd'A Si'ii
101 IWH
15 i. a
1274 S
-2 2ijs
U Ij
51)75 oSH
1 ;, n;
b-ii bu7, S.275 SJa
The stock market was Irregular yester
day, and on the whole displayed au In
creasing 'tendency to drop and react, is
was suggested in yesterday's market gossip
in The Times. There is less and less evi
dence of outside support, and lealizing
sales are apparent in various directions. Of
course under these circumstances the pro
fessional element thinking their chance to
start the market In the other direction has
come, began their tactics quite forcibly yes
terday. It seems probable that there ml
be further reactions today all over the
board, and that the boom has temporarily,
at least, come to a stop.
The directors of the American Bell Tele
phone Company have declared a quarterly
dividend of 3 per cent and 1 1-2 per
cent extra.
Action on the Rock Island dividend will
be taken at Chicago next week. Tin
general expectation is that the rate will
be the usual 1 1-2 per cent, bat some
are hoping that the directors will see
their way clear to a higher rate. It Is
a fact that the results of the winter
wheat harvest are more abundant in Rock
Island territory than for a long time past
Mr. F. D. Carley. of the Monetary Tiusl,
has this to shy of the market:
"For several weeks this office has
never wavered in the opinion that Sugar
41U lllh Ht.nw. lli-iol?
ctock should be stubbornly held fpr higher
prices, and we still think it is destined
to sell at much higher prices. But tlie
character of the selling which appeared
in the market today taken in connect! u
with the probability of the Sugar schedule
hanging lire until a conference committee
shall decide It have influenced us to call
a bait In our bull movement on -ttiid
frpecialty "
Town Topics' Financial Bureau Is jjUH
drumming a boom in Omaha. Its idea Is
that the road has done as well this year
as It did last, and that It Is almost cer
tain that the dividend will be increased,
so that beginning with the next payment
the stock may be considered firmly estab
lished on a 1 pel cent basis. The Town
Topics people say that Omaha will sell
above G5, and that It is a fine purchase- .
J. L.. White Is still a bull on Chicago Gas.
B7e says that it will go to $1. Everything
is certainly in favor of the gas company.
It has secured what it wanted, and ha.s
an immense field before it, with no rivals,
and small expenses. Its dividends will
almost surely be increased, and with this
increase the price of the stock can hardly
avoid going up.
Sugar sold, ox dividend, at3 percentves
terday It opened strong on Washington
buying, induced by the defeat of whacrhe
stock exchange considered dangerous
amendments of the sugar schedule la th
Senate. At the same time stocks came iut
on an advance, and the price receded
There was not the same response that has
been witnessed for a fortnight past, when
the bulls were called on to act Ic seems
probable that Sugar will have a further
downward turn.
There Is a Up out that Pacific Mall will
go up. I tls said that the company Is doing
The approximate earnings or the Pelti
more and Ohio Railroad for the month of
May, 1807, were $2,020,014, an increase
of S14.22S over the month or April
For the eleven months of the fiscal year
ending May 31, 1897, the approximate
earnings were $23,300,010, an increase of
Washington Stock Isxennnne.
Sales Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 100 at
50 cts.; 100 at 48 cts.; 100 at 40 cts.; 500
at 47 cts.; Mergenthaler Linotype, 5 at
124 7-8; Lanston Monotype, CO at 11.
IT. R.rs. R1057Q J 110K
U. S.-i's, V. 1W37Q, J -.... 1127
II. R. 4s. 19i 125
U. S. GV. im Q, F 1137j
53 1S99 -C-year Funciinz" SJt
s 1S02 'vO-jear Funding" gold.... 112
7a 1931. "Water Stock" currency.. U7f
7sl9j.T, ater Stock" currency. lUTi
'Funding" currency t6Vs Ill
Met. RItas.192.-i 1I
Met. H RCouv. Gs 1IG7X
Met. R R Cert. Indebtedness. .A
Met. RRCert.IndebteUnC33..B.. 10
l.elt li li os. Vll t.2
Kckineton RR-.'s SO
Columbia ItKb's. I9U HGTf
Wash Gas Co. Ser A. G's. lOO-.'-'.rr... It!
Wash Gas Co.Scr lS.t.'s.lS01-'il... 114
Cites and Pot Tel 5'a. 1S9G-19;5I 1 2
Am Sec & Tr Vs. I and A. 1S03.... 100
An; Sec 1 r o's. A and O. 190 j.... 100
Wash Market Co 1st 0s. 1902-1911.
S7.0C0 retired annually 103
Wash Market Co Imptfs. 12-27 PS
Wash Market Cocxt'n 03. lH-'2r.. US
M&soufc Halt Association &. 190J. IOJ
Wash Ltluf lsto's, 11K1I
Bank of Washington.
Bank oC Republic
Farmers' and Mechanics'.
... 1U2
Nat. Safo Doposis and Trust ill
Wash. Loan and 'Irnst Hi
Ainor.Security and Trust....: .... 110
Waah, Safe Deposit oQ
Capital Traction Co 51J-
Metropolitan 113
Columbia 54
Washington G.i3
Georgetown Gas
U. la. t-K-etric Lilit
Poiomac ,
German American
National Union
Real Estate Title
Columbia t'itle ,
Washington Title
Chesapeake and Potomac.
Amuitcau Grapuopbouo
American GrapnopUone, pfd....
Pneumatic Gun Carriage... ....
Mergenthaler Linotype (now)...
Lanstou Mouotypo
Washington M.-.rkct
Great Falls Ico
2 or. and Wash. Steamboat
Lincoln Hall
ix uiv-
SO -10
'7 ....
lOtf 12JS
13 II
5 5Ji
03 10s
65 w
10 12
10 Ai
VH 128
W?i 12
Chicago, June 10. The undertone to
the wheat market today was decidedly
weak. The opening was a bhade under
yesterday's close, at 70 1-8, and from
this point there was an improvement of
1-2, stimulated by an advance in corn.
The strength, however, was short-lived,
and was followed by a break of one
cent a bushel. In the last half hour
there was considerable selling of what
appeared to be long wheat by houses
identified with the bull side. The stwill
stock in store and the absence of any
decent kind of a cash demand are .-.11
that are preventing lower prices in July
Chicago Grain aud Provision ilnrket.
Corrected dally by "W. B. HIbbs & Co.,
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
X. r. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
Open. High. Low. Clos.
July. MX 63J& 637jT-7i 5Sf
Sept...- 047s 65 lili.-A 8I7i
July -H Z-'S . "i'-f 25-i
Supt - &- oX-h 20i
July. S:i 'S 'IS ISX-7,'
Sent IS WH lS7.'-i 18-,
July 7.17 .o2 7.45 7.t5
Sept. 7.o iMi 1.00 7.55
July. S.C7 3.07 3.62 3.02
Sept i"5 3-77 3-;5 3.75
July 1-32 4.32 4.S2 t32
Sent. 1-37 4.40 4.37 UI
Sew 5Torfc Cotton ilurkot.
h Open. High. Low.
July 7.32 7.31 7.26
August 7.17 7.23 7.21
September '.02 7.02 6.95
October 6.b7 G.S7 0.S1
X'rnucis Leonard's Will.
The will of Francis YV. Leonard vos filed
yesterday In the office of the register .f
wills Arter devising the household prop
erty in the residence No. 709 D street
southeastco his mother, Mary E. Lusby, the
tehtator directs that tne remainder of his
propeity, real and personal, be divided
equally between his two sons, Francis
Jerome end F.arl Suusa Lusby, nowuuder
the care of the Washington Orphan Asylum,
upon their coining of age-
A Meddling With Pacific Slope. Af.
fairs Inflames Mr. Levis.
"Wunts to Know Jf, the Ohio Senittoy
or Secretnry J.oag Controls tho
Ships Query lu Congress.
lion. James Hamilton Lewis, the ''sieve
dore" Representative from "Washington,"
having achieved considerable notoriety
by his attacks on Speaker Reed, hasstartetl
after game in another direction. Mr.
Lewis is now tot on the trail of Senator
Ifanna, and unless Mr. II anna, contrary
to his usual custom, compromises with,
his antagonist, there promises to be isen
sationat developments. j
Yesterday afternoon before a number
of Navy Department employes, James
Hamilton Lewis, In loud tone, demanded
or Cnpt Crownmshleld, chief of the Bureau
of Navigation, "Who in is Ilanua':'
If the Washington Congressman had
touched off a bomb he could not have
caused more consternation in tlie depart
ment. The cause of tlie outburst wa3
this: On April 15 Mr. Lewis asked Capt.
Crownlnshield to favor the citizens of
Seattle, Va.sh., by ordering a man-of-war
there to take part in the celetratlon on
July 4. Lewis was promised a shfp, but,
was told to call around about June 15
when the name of the ship would be given
him. Elated over his success, Mr. Lewis
wired hib Seattle friends that a ship
Tvould be there on July 4, and to go ahead
-with thearrangements for their celebration.
Yesterday Mr. Lewis visited the Xavy
Department to get the name of the ship
which had been promised him. Accord
ing to hi construction of the reception
an air of frigidity greeted him on every
t To a polite query if he could get the
name of the ship to be sent to Seattle, Lewif.
received a curt, icy-cold "No" from
Capt. Crownlnshield. "Why, not?" queried
the surprised Lewis. "Well I forgot
about your request, and In the meantime
two ships have been ordered to Portland;
and one to Taconia for July 4th," spicily
retorted Crownlnshield, "mid those are
all the ships that can be ordered there."
"On whose authority was this done?
demanded Lewis, angrily.
"On authority of Senator Hanna," was
the tart answer.
"Who In is Hanna? Is he bossing
the whole country. "What license has he
to meddle with affairs on the Pacific Slope?
He is a little too previous."" 5
"If vou want to roat Hanna you'll have
to go somewhere else to do It," interrupted
Crowninshield, and Mr. Lewis left tho
department. Lewis says on Thursday net6
he will Introduce a resolution in the Houso
demanding a Congressional Investigation
into the Bureau or Navigation "I will do
this," he said, "for the benefit of tho
country at large and Congressmen in par
ticular. If .Mark Hanna is Secretary of tho
Navy and not Mr Long, of Boston, it is '
high time the fact should be made known
in order. that Congressmen may go direct
to Senator Hanna for naval favors rather
than waste their time." A
Marines Ordered to the Iuwn.,
A detachment of United States marineq,
firtv strong, under command of Lieut. Kar
mody and Lieut. Lowe, left the Marine Bar
racks yesterday morning for Philadelphia,
where they will be assigned to duty on
board the United States ship Iowa. Tb.
marines were accompanied by a section
or field music. The non-commissioned offi
cers who accompanied the detaohmenc
were: Flr.t Sergt. Pardee, Sergts. Banks,
.Eck and Crossman, and Corps. Hoeneajj
Abraham, Clay and Foster. a
Treasury Holirnntions Order.
Eecretary Gage has directed that "here
after no resignation of any officer, clerk,
or other employe In the Treasury Depart
ment, or any service or bureau thereof,
will be accepted when cause for such,
resignation is for any delinquency or mis
conduct." In all such cases recom
mendation for the removal of the offend
ing persons must be made, and not tha
acceptance of a resignation recommended."
I'ou can have by investing In a paying
gold mine The only Induslrv that
is prosperous today is goldlnln- '
lDg. Call at
70S Fourteenth St. N. W.,
And you can double your Investment in tha
next UO days by buying shares in the j.
Gold Mining Co.
FRANK PLAYTER, Secy. & Gen. Mgr.
The National Safe
Deposit, Savings
and Trust
Of the District of Columbia'
Chartered by j.peclal act of Congres3,
tau., 1SU7, and act of Oct., 1S0O. aa.J
Feb.. Ib02.
Capita!, One Million Dollars.
Members of tho New Tork Stock Ex
change. 1419 F et.. Glover building. ,
Correspondents of Messrs. Moore jc iachley,
bO Broadway,
Bankers ana UettleratnUovernracntBonchv
DepoMta. Exchange. Loan.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all tccurt
tles listed on the exchanges of New Vorlr,
Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore bougaa
ana sold. j
A specialty made orinvcstmentsccurltlea.
District bonds and all local Railroad. Ga,
Insurance and Telephone Stock dealt In.
American Bell Telephone a toe's boucoa
anc sola. tnnia-tx
1 Money to Loan.
This company has money to loan
P on listed collateral securities at
0 lowest rate or interest.
0. J. BELL, President.
T- J. Hodgen &
Brokers and Dealers,
Stocks, Cotton, Grain and Provisions,
Rooms 10 and 11 Corcoran. Bulllla?,
Corner litli ami P streets, ami t.u 3t ny
W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
Mei-bers NVv York Stock Ecc t.wix
1427 F Street
Correspondents ot
Now YorJc.

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