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TEE lGBNUSTQ TIT!if:ESt TB;Uff,S.p A Y. AUGUST 19. 1897.
Receiver Has Taken Possession
and tlie Brokers Wait.
Jodge "Bradley. Idea as to the
Status "of Trading iu 3Iarglns
Before the Luw Much Commented
on Jn "VVasUfiiirton's "Wall Street
Its Trobublo Effect.
All day yesterday la Washington's Wall
Etrcet the opinion or Judge Bradley, reu
dorcdln the preliminary luaringor the case
or Mi&s Chiinmug against Macdonald, Bul
lock & Co., restraining the brokers from
disposing of Miss Chaunlng's Jewelry, -was
a t$plc of much Interest. Even the very
uncertain condition of the slock market
yesterday, apparently ot knowing -which
way to turn, up or down, when cither way
would mean :n!llions to bomebody, could
not, keep -jieople rrom much comment on
the decision.
The case Is one in -which the much de
bated question of the status of the stock
brokers in law is concerned. Although
the cause has not yet been tried, Judge
Bradley showed his own idea very clearly
in granting an injunction against Mao
dinald, JJuilock & Co., and In the ex
pression or an opinion that certain notes
given by Mis Channlng as a result of her
stock deals with the firm -were null and
void and not binding.
This, of course, may not be the final
decision of the court iu the case, but lc
ih probable that Judge Bradley will rule
very mi'ch after this fashion.
There have been similar cases In Wasn
Ingtcn, decided in jufct this way, and ou&
at least or thein is interesting at the
moment, on account or its absolute parallel
to the present cace. Two years or more
ago a prominent real estate broker hero
-was Fiiedfor S20.000 by aKew i'orkatoek
broker. The origin of the suit -was that
this real estate man had been for a long
time trading in tcks with a certain V ash
ington brokei. lie had given hisnotesfiom
time to time, and they finally nmouutedto
the total Mim ot J20-000. Thes; notes the
Washington broker could not collect. He
turned them over to the New Tork broker
with whom he placed Ids trades and that
eroker fcued to enforce their payment.
Mr rt Hay and Mr. John Ridout were
on opposite Mdes of the case, and Judge
BradW. the bame justice as the. one who
rendered the decision on Tuesday, was
the o:ie before whom the suit was tried
After the evidence was all in Judge Brad
lfy did not even let the case go to the
Jury. "Gentlemen,'' he said, "this case, is
a very simple one. Under the laws of the
District a gambling debt is not collectible.
Tlie t raniacOons for which these notes were
given -were very clearlv gambling transac
tions. The notes are null and void, and the
e ult is dismissed."
The gentleman who refused to pay up
his losses in this way was, in the parlance
or the btreet. a "rank welcher.' A Tew
months, after that he had made 40,000
or 50.000 In the stock market, and was
approached again by the "Washington
broker, but flatly refused to pay up, and
the Washington broker.stlll has the real
estate man'b paper for 20,000 marked
"N. C."
It this decision was a precedent, and
U It Is to be considered that all such
transactions as those which occurred be
tween this broker and this trader are
gamlillng. the Importance of this condi
tion of things once established is almost
incalculable to Washington business men.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars change
handb in the brokers' offices doing busi
ness on methods Identical with those of
Macdonald, Bullock & Co. and of the
"Washington broker who lost his $20,000.
It Eecms very clear under this de
cision, even if the transaction vrere a
rash one, and the monej were paid and
spent afterwards by either the broker or
the trader,4t would only be necessary to
go Into court and prove the transaction
to enforce restitution In many cases
real f.state has changed hands Iu this city
on account of transactions between trail
ers and stock brokers. Sometimes the
traders securing the brokers' real eEtate
and sometimes the transaction being the
other way. Apparently in all these cases
it would ouly be necessary to prove the
dreumrtauevs to have the deeds declared
voidstid restitution ot the real estate made.
The opinions of several brokers and ex
persevere obtained by a reporter for The
Times yesterday on the significance of
Judge Brad'pv'sopinlon. The general Idea
seemed to be that Judge Bradley had
meant to draw thellne vciy closely between
brokers who deal in stocks on the New
York Stock Excnangc and brokers who
carry on the husiness tecnnically known in
the language of tlie street as bucketing. A
huckeUhop keeper is a broker who runa
a gambling game pure and simple. The
trader in this case bets that a certain
Btock will, according to the quotations of
the New Yoik Stock Exchange, fluctuate
in price In a certain dirt-ction, either up or
dowu The broker take, the other end
of the game, charging his commission for
running the business and giving the trader
the choice. Such a business is similar In
eveiy ictufl to a faro game. The broker
docs not place his business In New York,
but puts the trader's money In his potket.
"What are called the legitimate houses are
those which simply make sales in New York
lor their customers, charging a commission
for the transaction.
This is all very plain and easy to un
derstand, as far as it goes, and Judge
Bradley's decision -was aimed at bucketing-
Tlie difficulty has always been
however, in final tests, both in this city
andJn New York, that it Is very diffi
cult to prove that atiy particular broker
Is doing a bucket-"-bop business, or that
he would not have Iieen ready to deliver
the stock if It "were called for.
iir. W B. Hibbs said to a Times re
porter ye&terday "Judge Bradlej s de
cision was unquestionably in accordance
with the District law against gambling.
If It can be proven that ilacdonald,
Bullofk &. Co., carried on a bucket-shop
business, the final decision In the case
-will -undoubtedly bo against them. How
ever, 1 do not believe that "Washington
brokers, any of them, will be affected,
even if this decision is made. The thing
has been tried before many times, and
has always failed."
Mr- Klausmau, with Sllsby & Co., said.
"In New York, where cases of tliis kind
come up more frequently, the law has
always protected the brokers no matter
what the nature of their business "was.
Notes aro always paid in New York, and
ometlraes they are collected by law. A
broker can go Into a man a house and lake
nis -wife's sewing-machine out if he wants
-'As o the matter of the Intended trans
fer of stacks hi deals on margins, the trad
crsln New Yorkwhomakethelrdealsspeo
nlattvely and not for investment never
see thd fctock itself. "When they buy on
margins they never receive stock, and when
they iell they never dellverit. The trader
In New York knows nothing moie about the
methods of his brokers, and sees nothing
more of the real stock, than the trader in
"Washington does. If Judge Bradley means
thatltts necessary In order that abrokerage
baslneSK be legitimate that the transfer of
btock from broker to trader be actually
mads, .tho whole enormous business oi'
margin trading in New York would be
illegal "
Mr. George W. Sllsby himself said:
"In granting the injunction against
Macdonald, Bullock & Co., it is reported,
Judge Bradley expressed the opinion that,
'dealing on margins Wheie no transfer or
s-tock Is contemplated Is illegal, and any
deht incurred la Mich transactions is null
and void In the eyes of the law. '
"No ddibt that is good law or Judge
Biadiey would not have taid It, but sup
pose the bioker did contemplate the ac
ceptance or delivery or all stock offered
for sale cr ordered purchased in his of
fice, do not the transactions then become
regular and in conformity to the law? I
t,upposc that only a small number of reo
ple who buy and bell stoc-ks through any
member or the New York Stock Exchange,
tlie Consolidated Nov. York Stock Bx
clnnge or auy other exchauge actually in
t,nd receiving and paying for tlie btcck
purchased on margin, or either own or
can boirow stock for delivery when thoy
sell on margin, but I do not believe Judge
Bradley would CGiuider such transactions
as, gambling. It so, then of course all op
tional dealing in real estate, cotton goods,
potatoes, ?rraln futures, etc., Is gambling
and the would-be- purchaser must state
under oath that he intends accepting ami
paying for his future w heat purchases or
any other cptlon offered him. if Judgo
Bradley's position Is tenable it will here
after be Impossible to conduct a block
brokerage business of any description in
the District or Columbia. Statistics bhow
that only about 10 per cent or the stock
transactions on the Now York exchanges
involve the delivery or stock to or by
Mr. MacJonald, of Macdonald, Bullock &
Co., was -een at the firm's offices by
Phe Times repoiter. Said Mr. .Macdonald
Of course people In our position prefer to
say nothing. The- public has heard hut one
bide ot the casj, and we ask our friends
to suspend judgment until the facts be
come known.''
it Is learned that some days ago. before
the decision of Judge Bradley was render
ed, Macdosald-Bullork went to tlie Loau
and Tru'-t Company to take out Miss Chan
ning jewelry that they were keeping
there, and were not allowed to lake it
away. The Loan and Trust people said
thatrhe court had ordered that the jewelry
bekeptintaot. The recelverforthe jewelry
wae yesterday appointed by Judge Brad
ley. Mr. Michael J. Colbert was the man
chosen. Mr. Colbert was ordered not only
to take possession ot the jewelry, but also
of the notes, and to hold them until ha
received a further order of the court.
Alexiiudrlnu Sues the Washington
Post for Alleged Elbel.
Herman Friedlauder, a merchant of
Alexandria, yesterday filed a suit for
55,000 against the Washington Tost
Company as damages for an alleged
libelous article which appeared in the
Post newspaper concerning the plaintiff.
In the article, it is alleged, it was
stated that the plaintiff had been sen
tenced to seven years' Imprisonment In
Altooua. Pa., for incendiarism, and facts set
forth which would lead to the suspicion
that he liad ignited a fire which occuired j
in his store In Alexandria a year previous
The aJleged libelous article appeared
In the Post of July 15, 1897, under an
Alexandria dateline, and with thecapUon,
"Seven Years For Fire-Bug."
The plalntirf ttatcs that he is a man ot
good reputation, aud has never been guilty
or incendiarism, and that the derend
ant, knowing this, willfully published the
article, Jrhlch greatly injured hisgood
name, biought him into disgrace among
his neighbors, customers and friendb, and
has greatly injured him in his occupation
as merchant and salesman, and thereby
interfering with hlb means of earning a
Clinnjie In the System Until
3Ieters Are Adopted.
Capt. Burr, in charge of the water de
partmert of the District, yesterday made
an indorsement upon the application of
a property owner for an alleged excessive
charge for water, as follow.
"The only way to rate houses or water
according to the amount of water con
sumed In the premises Is through a meter.
Any other system is but aa approximation,
ba-edupon the number of fixtures, number
of consumers, size of house or other data
All such schedules are of necessity more
nr less inaccurate and work unevenly, re
quiring consumers in certain cases to pay
for pionortioiiately more water tlian they
use, ami in other instances to pay for less.
"The present system of rating houses for
water lent in Washington upon the num
ber of front feet and stories high has been
in use a great many years, and people
have Dccome accustomed to it, knowing
what their water rents will be from year to
year. It would, therefore, be inadvisab'e
to change i t unless it was positively a cer
tainty that a niuie uniform schedule .if
rates could be devised, and of this there is
Pn evidence whatever. Therefore, until
such time as all water e-ousumsrs In Wash
ingtoncaube .supplied through meters, thus
paying for the exact amount of water they
use. the Pommlssloaers do not deem It ad
vlsable to change the present schedule, aud
all houses must be rated accoiding to it."
Consumption comes
like a thief in ihe night
The victim is uncon
scious, never dreaming
of its dreaded presence.
Some little door or win
dow of the system has been left unlocked
and the frightful visitor has stolen in. If
the Jiouse of life had been well guarded it
never would have happened. Consumption
can be kept out just as well as any other
disease can if you strengthen up the weak
places of the system and keep them strong.
When the system begins to show signs of
poor, weak, impoverished blood; when di--tfestion
fails and weight goes down from tlie
normal standard, then is the time to be anx
ious and slide the bolts against dangerous
disease. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery fills the blood with the life-giving
red corpuscles which vitalize the entire cir
culation. It builds up wasted tissue; nour
ishes the nerves; rounds out sunken .cheeks
and emaciated forms; brings back appetite
and digestion, sound sleep and strong
healthy vitality. It does not make flabby
fat like cod liver oil, but solid muscular
flesh and neive force.
Mrs. I. F. Coatcs. of Blythcbourne, Kings Co.,
N. Y.. writes : " Three years ago, I was so sick
I could not eat, 6leep or wait, for I coughed all
day and night. The first night that I slept for
hours at one time, was nfter I had taken three
doses of Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
Theoflensive matter expectorated grewless every
day and -when I had taken the -whole of one bot
tle I could sleep all night without coughing, and
have been well eversince and weigh 17S pounds."
Dr. Pierce's 1000 -page illustrated book,
"The Common Sense Medical Advieer" is
sent free in paper covers en receipt of 21
one-cent stamps to pay cost of mailing- only.
Tt was formerly sold for $1.5 per copy.
Miss Rachel A. Jones, of Thomasville, Renkin
Co., Miss., writes: "Your wonderful 'Medical
Adviser is worth -more than its weight in gold. I
do not see howyou can give such a volume away.
I have been offered $1.50 for It, but I would not
part with it for five dollars."
Effort to Restore Part of the
Section to Decency.
Disreputable Houses Must Be Confined-
to the Territory West of
Thirteenth Street Order Bused
iiu Complaints r,o Agricultural
Dejmrtinent Clerics.
In the near future Commissioner Wight
will is-sue an order confining the settlement
of disorderly houses known as the Division
to the streets weht ot Thirteenth street.
That 1m to say, that Thirteenth btrcet he
tween Pennsylvania avenue and the Agrl
cu''ural Department and all the btreets
soui ii of the Avenue and between Tenth
and Thmeanth, now given over for the
most part to disreputable houses, aro to
be cleam-ed and the section transformed
Into respectability.
Commissioner Wight has given this pha)
of the city government a great deal
of thought and time and has made a
personal Investigation ot the houses located
in thct section ot the city. lie has studied
the situation thoroughly and believes
that Thirteenth street, which Is one of
the principal thoroughfares between North
ami Pouth Washington, should be made so
(hat petsons of respectability can pas
through It
One of the reasons for Commissioner
Wight's decision is the number of com
plaints v hioh he has received from clerks
employed in the Agricultural Department,
Natioual Museum and Bureau of Engrav
ing and Printing who have to pahs through
Thiiteenth street to go to work. Another
reason is the proximity of the new city
postoifJce, the very nature of which makes
it imperative that nc houses of doubtful
character should remain in the vicinity.
It is probable that thi3 order of Com
missioner Wight's, when it comes to be
IssueJ, will be met by strenuous oppo&l
tion from many quarters. Tlie property
owners or the section, many ot whom are
numbered among the most prominent and
influential citizens', will undoubtedly make
sliong protcstb against anything wh'ch to
neaiiy concerns their pockets, aud may
eventually defeat the. Commissioner's In
tention Many or the occupauts also own
their l,ous?s and ir forced to move, would
have to bell thlr property at a sacriilce
They also will bring influence to oppose the
new older
It would bo an easy matter, however,
for the authorities lo clean out the blceet.
All that would be neeessary, it is said,
would be tlie issuance of an order to
the lieutenant jf the precinct to notify
the proprietors of houses along tlw line
of the street to move within a certain
time. If tlkey failed to obey, they could
be raided, and the prospect of a jail sen
tence would soon convince them that it
would be better to obey the mandate of
the law.
Some time ago, when this matter was
broat.,d in an official way to one ot
the women who owned the property ho
replied that there was no power to com
pel her to move The Commissioners could
break up her business, of course, but she
proposed to lie there just the same.
Attorney Thomas Upholds the Valid
ity of u Recent Order.
Attorney for the District Thomns. in an
opinion submitted to the Commissioners
yesterday upholds the legality of the order
recently promulgated directing property
owners to remove all stakes placed around
sidewalk parkings.
A notice containing this order was sent
out by the Commissioners several days
ago, in which attention was also called to
the regulation which permits fences to be
bu'lt, but directs that no portion of same
should piojcct beyond the building line.
When vines or hedges are to be planted
the fenca must be Sdt back a foot from the
building line. Blocks or pedestals for
fences must not project above the pave
ment, nor can barbed wire fences be con
structed. When the notices were sentout theauthor
Ity of the Commissioners to Ibsue such an
ordinance was questioned, and to tettle
the matter the board tent a copy of the
notice to the attorney.
He returned his opinion as follows:
"In my opinion property owners who
place such obstructions around the margin
ot or across sidewalk parkings, or in the
ppace around trees In the streets may be
prosecuted under Section 8 of Article
VI 1 1 of the police regulations. Such
obstructions are clearly dangerous to
life and limb and may, if an j one Is
injured by them, subject the District to an
action for damages. The only remedy
the CommiMloneis have for compelling
the removal of such obstructions Is an
indirect one, by prosecuting thoe who
maintain them In the police court"
Auucostia? Sew Engine Honse.
Owing to the fact that the Anacostla
engine house as planned would cost more
than they had at their disposal, the Com
missioners have decided to reject all bids
and have new plans drawn These plans
will keep the cost down within the limits
of the appioprlation, and when they are
completed new bids will be invited.
Submits His Estimates.
Assessor Petty yesterday submitted his
annual estimate for tlie running expenses
ol hiB offic? during the next fiscal yeur
and places the amount at $11,300. The
only Important change from the estimate
of this y-ar Js the request for two addi
tional transfer clerks, atSl,200eac!i,whose
duty It would be to transfer daily all
recorded deeds.
Troops to Escort McKinley.
Acting Secretary Mieklejohn yesterday
ordered the troops at Fort Niagara and
Fort Buffalo to act as an escort to the
President at the parade or the Grand
Army of the Bepublic at Buffalo, August
23. The troops -win consist of five com
panies and a band.
Tcohluson Held for Housebreaking.
Archie Boblnson, colored, was yesterday
morning held for the grand Jury in ?500
bonds to answer to a charge or housebreak
ing at night. The complainant is Michael
Snllivan, who found the negro hidden in
his house.
It Is always gratifying to receive testi
monials for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy, and when the in
dorsement Is from a physician It is espe
cially so. "There is no more satisfactory or
effeclhe remedy then Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy," writesDr.
R. E. Robcy, physician and pharmacist, of
Olney, Mo , and as be has used the Remedy
in his own family and sold it in his drug
store for six years, he should certainly
know For sale by nenry Evans, Wholesale
and Retail Druggist, 938 F street; Con-nectleutavc-nuoand
S Ftreet north west, and
14.28 Maryland avenue northeast.
Tlie steamers Jane Moseley, Arrowsmitn.
Samuel J. Pcntz, and nairy Randall, all
keep Consumers' Beer the best beer made.
Ask for it- aul3-7t
lie Is Charged With Da plications,
of Warehouse Receipts.
Loulsillle, Ky., Aug:4&:-W. X. Cinbhe,
a noted distiller, Democratic politician and
friend ot Senator Joe Biackblirn.mndu an
assignment two weeksago. He was doing
business nt Einlneifceitntl3rlio firm name
of Fit-It's & Crabbe.aiid his liabilities were
crated to ba about S'OOiODO andassetseome
thhig nenr the .same.
It developed labt SatuHly that there
was a shortage of the free whisky and
also of the bonded stocks, carried upon
1I10 books, find later it was learned that
here have been duplications or warehouse
receipts. Crabbe appears to have pledged
receipts for about 20,000 worth of whisky
that was not In existence. Tl12.se re
ceipts arc held by Louisville banks. It
is believed that he is veiy much more
largely involved than at flrht stated. As
yet no arrests have been made, but some
aro likely to follow.
W. L. Crabbe has been one of the lead
ing citizens or Eminence for many years
and was one ot the leaders in the Dem
ocratic campaign. He Is, about fifty years
Sealer Miller's Schedule of Prices
for Stamped Measures.
The M-he-Jule of prices announced yes
terday by Acting Scaler of Weights and
Measiiics Miller will no doubt receive the
general approval of dealers Jn measures,
as It allows a considerable reduction to
dealers If they have their measures In
largo numbers.
Mr Miller idea is to Induce the deal
ers to have the measures stamped before
they leave their hands. Then, If any are
found to be short, they oan bo returned to
the manufacturers without loss to the
persons in whoso bauds they were con
demned Under the present method, which in
volves the inspection of neaily all measures
in the handsof the users, the short measures
arc confiscated, the less thus tailing upon
the small storekeepers, who, in many in
stances, cau ill nrford to stand It. Mr.
Millci at finit wished the Commissioners
to make a legulatlbn obliging the dealers
to have the measures stamped berore sell
ing, but the attorney for the District, in
an opinion, held that the- power to make
such a regulation lies only In Congress.
Asa substitute, then Mr. Miller prepared
a schedule, allowing a large discount for
measures sealed In quantities, which he
hopes will lnd'ice the dealeis themselves
to conform to his plan. The schedule is
for liuuld measures under cue gallon In
capacity, and dry measures.
Under 25 measures, 10 cents each; over
25 and under 50 measures, 9 cents each;
over 50 and under 100 measures, d cents
eaob; over 100 measures, 7 1-2 cents each
Mr Miller farther recommended that
all dry measures used by dealers In oys
ters be mode with grated or wire bottoms,
Ihis will include all measures used
by the retail dealers at the wharves,
where by conrtant use more or less dirt Is
apt to accumulate in Uie bottoms ot the
meaejres. The recommendation, however,
Mr Miller isiys, is not Intended to apply
to the measures used by dealers In shucked
Gripuinn Voorhees Charges Ills
Wife With Adultery.
Alfred Voorhees, a grlpman on the Wash
ington and Georgetown Railroad yesterday
instituted proceedings for divorce from his
-wire, Magio I... Voorhees, upon the ground
of adultery. Thomas P.TaylbrlsnainedUtf
co-respondent. '
Mr. Voorhees stales thajrheivas married
to the defendant March 24, 1331 , aud that
they have two children living, a son aged
fifteen and a girl aged ten. That thf co
respondent first made the acquaintance ot
his wife as a boarder In their home, at
No. 1205 Twenty-elghih street. That he
first learned of the improper relations be
tween the -two in December, 1893, when
he ordered him out of the house. He sub
sequently learned that after being ejected
from the house Taylorwouldvisititalmost
dally while the -plaintiff was absent at
Ms work. On account of these relations
and also because of her acquaintance with
Immoral -woinen of that section he decided
to move to Mount Pleasant, but when he
told the defendant of this she deserted
him, going to live with Taylor, and taking
with her the two children.
Army and Navy Orders.
Tlie War Department has issued orders
as follows:
The general court-martial appointed to
meet at West Point, N. Y., by paragrapli
2, special orders, No. 137, June 14, 1S97,
from this office, is dissolved.
By direction of the President, a gen
eral court-martial Is appointed to meet at
AVest Point, N. Y., at 11 o'clock a. m. on
Saturday, August 21, 1897, or as scon
thereafter as practicable, for the trial
or such prisoners as may be brought be
fore it.
Detail for the court Capt. James L.
Iaisk, Corps of Engineers; Capt. Francis A.
Winter, assistantsurgeoa; First Lieut. John
T. Thompson, Ordnance Department; First
Lieut. Samson L. Falton, First Infantry;
First Lieut. Johu J. Pershing, Tenth
Cavalry; First Lieut. George F. Landers.
Fourth Artillery; First Lieut. Chester Hard
ing, Corps ot Engineers, Second Lieut. Jay
E. Iloffer. Third Artillery; Second Lieut.
Julian R. Llndsey, Ninth Cavalry. Second
Lieut. Walter C. Babcock, Eighth Cavalry:
Second Lieut. William P. Pence, Fifth
Artillery; Second Lieut.Snmuel Hof, Sixth
Cavalry; Second Licnt. Charles W. Castle,
Sixteenth Infantry; Second Lieut. Mathew
0. Smith, Second Cavalr, judge advocate.
The court is empowered to proceed with
the business before it with any number
of members present not less than the mini
mum prescribed bylaw.
Secotid Lieutenant Robert L. Hamilton,
Twenty-second Infantry, will report in
person on September 15, 1897, to Capt.
John B. Kerr, Sixth Cavalry, president
of the examining hoard appointed to meet
at Fort Leavenworth, Kutis., for exami
nation as to his fitness for promotion.
Orders have been issued by the Navy
Department as follows: Lieut. J. H. Bull,
detached from the Pen?acola j-ard and
ordeicd to duty with the Newport at Ports
mouth; Lieut. Commander D.Kennedy, de
tached from the New York September 10
and granted one month's leave; Lieut.
Commander W. P. Potter, detached from
tlie Naval Academy September 9 and or
deied to the New York as executive of
ficer; Pay Clerk A. Gafrney, appointment
to Cincinnati revoked; Pay Clerk R. L.
Gressitt, appointment on Vermont revoked;
Pay Clerk G. A. White, appointment on
Detroit revoked.
Surgeou General Tryon Returned.
Surgeon General Tryon has returned from
bis home on the Hudson River, at the
foot of the Catskills, where he passed his
G. A. H. to Buffalo via B. & O.
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ington 10 p. m. Sunday, 22d, via B. & O.,
and beautiful Lehigh Valley route, arriv
ing Buffalo 2 p. m. Monday. Secure
tickets of the committee. aulG,17,19,21-em
Highland Terrace Apartments, Thomas
Circle, 1401 Massashusetta avenue. In
the hottest weather the soda water and ice
cream saloon is always cool and pleasant.
Mrs. P. W. Favorite, manager.
The steamers Jane Moseley, Arrowsmlth,
Samuel J. Pentz. and Harry Randall, all
keept'onsumers' Beer the best beer made.
A sic lor it. , trl3-7t
Remarkable Advance in Wheat tlie
Slrikiiig Feature- of the Day.
Grnnger Shares ntid Missouri T?w
clfle the Strong Members of
the Railway List.
New York, Aug. lS.-Sales of stock to
day were 323,152 bhares, and ot Loads
The reports of traffic returns made to
day by railway companies in various sec
tions of the country were very sails factory
exhibitions cr increasing business. The
St. Paul Company's report for the sec
ond week of August showed an increase In
gross earnings of about 10 per cent.
The Missouri Pacificmudethe noteworthy
gain of 15 per cent' In its gross earnings
for the second week of August, while
the Central Branch of the bame company
increased Its earnings for the period by
over 80 per tent. Such figures must Le
accepted asconcluslve evidenceot a change
in business renditions which has not, per
haps, been fully appreciated. The full
July statement of Chicago and Great West
ern showed an increase in net earnings
of 4-1 per cent.
The only disappointing showing was that
of Northern Pacific, a small comparative
decrease being reported.
Perhaps the remarkableadvancelnwheat
-vaa the most striking feature or the day's
situation. The advance or 4 l-2c.a bushel
vas chiefly in response to French maikets,
although there were additional rumorb by
way or Chicago or favorable weather con-
ditlons jn wheat sections. These rumors'
were utilized throughout the day by the
reactionist element in the stock market,
but with much less effect than yesterday.
The other developments of the day corn
prised a hardening tendency In the money
market hi both the time loan and com
merclal par divisions, and somewhat firmer
conditions In the foreign exchange market.
A further .sharp decline in silver bullion
was a circumstance ot the day of minor
Practically the whole list participated
in tlie afternoon recovery, which took place,
however, upon only a moderate Increase In
activity. The granger shares and Mis
souri Pacific were the strongest features of
toe railway ll.jr, and Sugar Refining aud
American Tobacco were notably strong
members or the Industrial group. The
bond market was dull, but the tone there
was more consistently rinn than In the
dealings In stocks. The last 11 rices were
made at recessions rrom the best, but the
closing was btrong.
New York Stock Market.
Corrected daily by W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
N. 1". Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
Oil. Hi2ll. L'lTT. CIo.
American Splriti 14i II H UH
American Spirits. liTd.
Am. Sugar HetlnOry..... MT; UOJf U7l, H9';
American Ss:ar. pM... HUM 117 nsjj I10?j
American Tobacco..... 'Jl'-i 0ZH
Atchison. Ton. A S. K.. Io.
Atch..Top.anrt':".K.prd.. 0'
Baltimore A- Ohio HX
Biy state (las MJ
Canada Soutlio n Si
1. in
0.7 x
51 h
31 J
8 15S
fjinaua roclllc ,
eiicsapsakoi Ohio
C,r. u. ist. Ii
Chicago. Bur. ,fc uumcy.
Chicago A Northw'n....
Chlcnun Gas-
C..M. iSr. Paul
.U.. K. J. jiiU 1.
taii&oM(Iat(l C,:i.
BO .
11 1 I2U
1U2 10.' l'Jl.f lfCS
VSi UIJ.S 4 93?d
SIJ5 65-h, Sl tab
IS IS'i ltb IS:
Dot. Lack, cte Wost 1 Oi 160i 16-i ICQ .
Delaware umlson.... US,1 lUtf 116! lifc
Kilo - 10 ; mi l.
l.ako shore...,.
Luuisviilfe & Nashville..
Met Traction
Jlieiiigau Ceil
Mo. PaclUc.
.it. K. &.T. uru
.National I.imiI Co.
.Nwr Jcrso Centra.!....,.
C'V Vork Central,
.Northern i'aciUc
Northern i'aclnc iiftl....
Ontmo& Western
i'aoiuc .Mail
l'hila. fc ltcauiug.
southern lial.way, pld..
Texas I'aciUc
cnu. Coal & Iron
Union I'acmc
U.o. Laathsr ptu
abash pld
Wtioollng & taito Erie.
Meat. UniunTe". Co... .
3o?5 30i SjH -a
IV tOVi h'J wx
in VU 1'23 1-'
ioi loi lOifj mjt
i)i s'tji &? i"
SO vOJt USi :5i
fcoj-i Co3i H-j 3ii
lots;.; iio. ico iwj
17?i lai 172S lh
107, 17 XGh 17
32 K KJi t3)S
iJ? -Ji 25? 25
HlVt SiPi 31ii 33iJ
13 1, lo?l J3?4
tS IS 27 'iU
viym r ny, iJt
lAlhi Ui 10, 07
ifaVs l3 ISJ4. l-.
2 -h a ;-
During the first part of yester.ia ya
trading on the New 1'ork Stock Lxctiange
tlie market continued to be on a more
limited scale, but in spite ot some fur
ther hesitation, induced by the reaction
Tuesday, its tone was decidedly better and
gradually tended to recovery on the cov
ering of shorts put out during the de
cline. It seemed apparent during the
morning that the bad sJump In the mar
ket v. tilth had appeared possible after
the close Tuesday was not yet due and
tnat advances would again be the order.
A great many of the speculative trad
ers bought again, and this perhaps helped
the afternoon's business.
The stock market was helped materially
In the afternoon by the appearance of
a sharp rally in wheat, which closed at
a decided advance. This was favorable to
the bull tide and under the lead of the
grander stocks the market displayed ad
dlt'oiial activity and strength. The earn
ings which were given out yesterday -were
all Tavorable and other Influences helped
along the boom. The close was rirm,
there being much more snap to the trans
actions than had been seen for several
days past
The remarkable spurt or -wheat was
hardly expected during the morning trad
ing. A good many of the experts on
the v,heat market were or the opinion
during tho morning that -wheat was not
a good purchase- Suddenly, during the
afternoon, the jump began, and before the
cloie wheat had gone up 4 cents, reach
ing the top recoid ror the season again.
The reasons ror this advance are not very
apparent, but i t -was probably the Work
or speculators almost entirely.
During the whole day yesterday, de
spite occasional weakness in other parts
of tho market, Sugar was strong. To
ward the close it was up again beyond
149, though tho figure .for Tuesday,
149 1-2, was not Quite rpaclied. Keeue
waB In Sugar yesterday, bulling it skill
fully, and apparently this time buying
himself, though recently at times he has
manipulated the stock without taking any
part in tho actual transactions. Other
large interefcts bought Sugar yesterday.
The tip out at 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon was that Sugar would cross 150
today. Beyond that the outlook is some
what more doubtful, but it is still be
lieved by most shrewd traders that two
or three points further advance will be
recorded before there is any large slump.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy declared
the regular 1 per cent quarterly dividend
yesterday. Burlington Is earning much
more than 4 per cent, and as traders gen
erally know it it is not believed that the
end of the advance has been reached.
There are a great many shorts in Bur
lington at the moment.
Dow, Jones & Co. say of the Southern
"We undeistand iat the forthcoming
report uf the Southern Railway will show
nothing charged to construction account
for the year ended June SO last. A gcod
many improvements were nlifde, butthe
cost was defrayed from current earnings.
The effect of this was to reduce the
apparent surplus, but officers of the com
pany conMder thefuct thnt there were
surplus earnings to be devoted to the road
ai; the best posMble Indication of improv
ing value. It wasobserved yesterday that
Southern Railway preferred was com
paratively strong, while other stocks warn
weak. About 3,000 shares were taken
In the last hour around 34 1-2, and it was
thought a good deal more could have been
sold at a moderate decline in the price."
People connected with Jersey Central are
not afraid of the anthracite coal situation.
It Is said that the Jersey Central state
ment for July will show a very satisfac
tory increase In earnings. The earnings of
Northern Pacirio decreased $115 the first
week in August. The earning? of Missouri
Pacific for the second week in August
showed an increase or $02,000. Canada
raclfic'b earnings for the second week ot
AugUbt showed an increase of $52,000.
Housmnn was, as usual recently, a large
buyer of the market yesterday.
Washington Stodc Kxclmnge.
Rales American Graphophone. 135
at S3-4. Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 300 at
65 cents; 100 at 03 cents; 100 at 62
cents. Mergenthaltr Linotyjie, 2 at 122.
U. S. -rs. H 1D07 Q. J.
tl. s. V. C liinr Q. J
U. S. Vs. Ilia,
... in;;
... 112
... 125X
... 11554
U.S. 5's. 1001 Cj
5sle99 -TO-year Fur.dhur"' 'ilVs;
(Is 1002 "t0-ycar "utidinjc" gold.... ll
7s 1001, atur Stock" currency.. 115
7s I'JtfJ, " ator Stock" currency. 113
"funding" currency .GVa Ill
Met.H. US.19i
Met. It KCoiiv. fa
Mot. It U Cert. Indebtedness.. A..
Mot. It K Cert. Indebtedness. .B..
licit It It le. l21
I-'ckincton it It's
Columbia It It Vs. 19U
Wash Gas Co. Scr A. 0'-. l!W.;-'27...
W ash Gas Co. ber U.L's. lOOl-'i)...
U. b. KIcc. Light Ijcbeiuuro lam.
M.&N 104
ChcsnnU Vot Tel 53. IffJi-lUSl 1M
Am Sec iI'ro's. I and A. l'JOJ.... 100
Am See & Jr ,'s. A and O, IWii.... 103
Wash Markot Co lstifs, lOOJ-Wll,
17.0X0 retlrcdanuuaily 103
Wash Market Co Imp o's. l'Z-27 1 S
Wash Market Co cxt'ii (Ts, lIl-27.. 1'j9
Mksonlc Hall Association 6V. It-OJ. 101
WashLtlur latu's, IWl
Bank of Washington 203
Uauk of Republic
Farmers' aud Mechanics ITS
Citizens 15'2
Columbia )
Capital 115
West End ltH
Lincoln 101
Nat. fcalo Deposit and Trust IU
Wash. Loan and Trust 1185
Amer.accurlty and Trust U't
Waali. S.1I0 uopoait; ....
Capital Traction Co
Georgetown & Tennallytowu
GAS ANO ELECrillC i.tourdrociC3.
Washington Gas ii
Georgetown Gas 14
U. a. .Ueciric LUht 10J .
Flromeu'o SO
l-raukllu 38 .
Jietrouolitau CS
Corcoran ol
Ueruiuu Aucricau
National Union
Lincoln '.
Real Estate Title
asliln-ton Titlo
Chesapeake and Potomac.
American Grapnophoue
American Grapuophono, pftl....
Pneumatic Gnu Carnage
Mergenthalcr Llnotyuo
Laustou Moaotyue
Waabiusion Market
Great Falls Ico
137 U0
. 10i 14
II 13
. 33 (0
.. us an
.. ex
,. 10
. .6"2 .Hi
,. 121tf 122J
,. llrt loS
Chicago. Aug. IS. Today's was the
wildest bull wheat market so rar, up al
most 5 cents ror SeptemlMir, -with Decem
ber advancing even raster. The news
was bullish enough to stampede shorts
of all fcorts. It "was remarkable that
cables, in view or our 2-cent break yes
terday, came higher. Liverpool was up
only rractionall, but Paris showed an
advance since its last market, of Satur
day, or 3a0 cents a bushel.
Crop news from the Northwest wis the
most bullih yet. Elevator people wired
that they could not tee where, with so
much rain, they Were to get any con
tract wheat. It was claimed rrom one
direction that the Manitoba prospect
had dropped from 30,000,000 to 14,
000,000. Receipts everywhere showed
a falling off. Seaboard clearances were
660,000 bushels, making 2,300,000
bushels of wheat and flour cleared hi
thres days. New York wired that In the
last hour their foreigners had ben the
best buyers. There was a good cash
business here, about 200,000 bushels
told to millers and shippers with No. 1
spring going at 2 l-4c over September
The hull crowd bought a. little December,
but not much. The market impetus was
the news. There has been most fashion
able to sell deferred futures aud shorts
had to buy. It is a runaway market.
Corn caught some of the bull excite
ment. Chicngo Gtn'n and Provision JFnrker.
Corrected daily by W.B. Hibbs & Co.,
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
N. Y. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
Open. Ills'". Low. CI03.
Sept SW SSJ$ 84j SV
Dtfc 3i tS 83 feSS
SeDt 2SV; 3' 277"-23 2SJf-
Dec..:::::.- aw a so '
Sent '-la l7& ! "X
Dec..:.:. ml W 181 W,i
sent. S.20 8.55 F.21 SCO
DeC 8.M 8.C0 8.'25 8.C0
Sept. .45 - 4. 4.50
Doc 4.53 1-CJ 4.15 4.0J
Sept 4.62 5.03 4.92 5.00
New JTorh Cotton .Market.
Open- Hlcli. I,w. Clos-
September 6.bS 7.00 G.8S 7.00
October tf."5 6.bo ('.73 G.S4
November 6.0S 6.t P.63 8.72
December S70 t.75 B. 0 P.75
Members ot tho New 1'ork Stock Ex
change, 1410 F St., Glover Building.
Correspondents or Messrs. Moore & Schley,
No. 00 Broadway,
Bankers and Dealers In Uoverdment Bonda
Deposits. Exchange. Loans.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all
6 ecu Titles listed on the exchanges of
New 1'ork, Philadelphia. Boston and Balti
more bought aad boiu-
A specialty made or investment securi
ties. Dibtrict Bonds and all local Rail
road, Uas. Insurance and Telephone Stock
dealt in.
American Bell Telephone Stock bought
and sold. mhlS-tr
Money to Loan
At 5 Per Cent.
on real estate in D. C; no delay; terms
JyO-tl 1008 F at. aw.
Little, James Rose Falls 5rom q,
Second-Story Window;
Mrs. Wesley srukeley and Servan.
Girl Severely Burned by a
Gasoline Explosion.
Alexandria, Aug. 18. James, the -four-,
year old son of Mr. "William Rose, residing
at 220 North Fairfax street, fell from a
bccond-otory window this evening, and was '
seriously, if not ratally, in jured. TheUttla
fellow had becnsittinginachalr.andwhlle
unnoticed or a moment climbed iipjnto
the window and plunged headlong to tho
pavement. Drs. Smith, Purvis and Jones
wtue Miimconcd and attended the little
&u'rerer. It Is thought that his skull la
fractured The father, who is. employed in
tlie Family Slice Store.in Washington, was
notiriedor the accident.
The alarm or rire turned In at 6:4T
o'clock this evening wa.s caused by tho
explosion of a gasoline stove at the resi
dence or Mrs. Wesley Makeley, corner- of
Henry and Wilkes streets, which camo
near resulting iu the tlsath or Mrs. Makeley
nnd a coloied domestic. The woman was
engaged in ironing, when she discovered
that the oil tank had become exhausted.
Phe procured the gaaoliae can and pro
ceeded to rdi ths tank. She had evidently
railed to extinguish the flame, for in
stantly an explosion followed, and tho
room was enveloped In riames. Thu
screams or Mrs. Makeley and the woman
attract ed Mr. Oscar Baggatt and several
employes of the Southern Railway Cora-v
pany, who succeeded in extinguishing the
rire and saving the lives or the women.
Mrs Makeley was severely burned abouS
the band-? and arms, while the colored
.Yoman was more seriously burned about
the body.
Samuel Jucksonr rather of Lizzie Jack
son, the eighteen-year-old colored girl who
charged Jack Washington with having
criminally assaulted her at Notley Hall on
Monday night last, called on Chier Webster
this morning morning to inquire as to how
to proceed ror the arrest or Washington
by the Maryland authorities, the alleged
orrense having occurred in Prince George
county, Md. The old man left tlw station
with the expressed determination of pro
ceeding to Prince George's county to lay
the matter before the Maryland authori
ties. He stated that his daughter was
critically ill, and that Dr. Johnson, colored,
her physician, stated that she had beea
criminally assaulted, and that her limbs
bore evidence of a struggle having pre
ceded the assault. As heretofore stated
Washington was released by Mayor Simp
son yesterday on his own recognizance to
appear In ten days.
The little steamer Bartholdt, which
left Washington about 9 o'oclock this
morning, came near being destroyed by fire
off this city. Tho fire bioke out in the
woodwork around the smokestack and
blazed furiously. There was considerable
excitement, but the entire paity formed a
bucket brigade and succeeded in saving the
vessel from destruction. The machinery
was not damaged, and the steamer pro
ceeded down the river.
The Young Men's Sodality Lyceum has
appointed acommittecto waitonj rehbtahop
Keane and extend hira an invitation to
participate in the exercises incident to the
anniversary of the lyceum, on October 3.
The members of the lyceum wlllattendio
ligious ceremonies at St. Mary's Church on
Sunday morning nextin honor of the mem
ory of Rev. Father O'Kane.
A young man and woman, strangers
in the city, applied at the parsonages qr
several churches here today In an efforS
to be wed. They did not succeed in.
rinding a minister, and left for Wash
ington this afternoon.
John Dogan, one of the oldest colored
residents of this city, died tuday, r-eveuty-fceven
years of age. The deceased had a
thrilling experience at the big fire on
King street in 1S35, when seven meu
were killed. He was buried under a fall
ing wall, and was rescued with difficulty.
His injuries confined him to his bed for
a long time. Shortly after the war, ha
was scriouly scalded while at work in a
Union-street distillery. He suffered a great
deal from the effects of bis injuries until
his death. He enjoyed the confidence and
respect of his white acquaintances.
William Davis, father of Charles Davis,
who was accused of robbing a guest at
Saratoga of 1,500, received a letter from
his son stating that he had proved his In
nocence and retained his position at the
Grand Union Hotel. He also stated that ha
had entered suit for damages against his
The rebuilding of the Third Baptist!
Church, which was destroyed bythecyolona
last whiter, was completed today.
T. C. Mitchell and Miss J. V. Jackson
were married at 502 South Pitt street last
night by Rev. Mr. Johnson.
Mr George De Bell has gone to his old
home, near Centerville, for a vacation.
Messrs. Balleneger and Haynes hava
been awarded the contract for the bricic
work of the proposed handsome residence
otMr. A. D.Brockett, on North Washington
Thomas Cupid, colored, was fined $2.50
by Mayor Simpson today for assaulting-
Hannah Beale. Several colored boys ar
rested for jumping on railroad trains wera
dismissed with a reprimand.
A case ot membranous croup is Im
proving under the antl-toxiue treatment!
ot Drs. Jones and Gibson.
Mrs. Amy C.Weech spoke at the gospel
tent meeting tonight. The lady is an
earnest and beautiful speaker tnd her
talks are much enjoyed.by those who hear
Mr. Courtland H. Smith, while driving
near his, home In the county yesterday
evening, was thrown from his dng cai6
and painfully Injured. He was attended
by Dr. Slaughter.
Vioney to Loan.
This company has money to loaa
8 on listed collateral securities at
w lowest rata of interest.
C. J. BELL. President.
FOR RENT The best way to help your
business or profession Is to moveinto tho
largest and best-known office biulding in
the city,
A few choice rooms now available; mod
erato rental; no extras; perfect janitor
service; flre-proor surrouudiugs; 3 ele
vators; 10 stories; commodious bicycle stalla
and Treo telephone service
Brokers and Dealers,
Stocks,- CotloDi Grab and Provisions,
Kcoias 10 aai 11 Corcoran 3aUllar.
Cornor l.'ith and F stroot. and 6W 7tb.sf. nw.
W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
Meiufcera Ne-v Vork Stock Baaiii;
1427 F Street
Correspondents or
2?ew York.
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