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3"y8!gffiSgrpg"BW'"wsfc' iWjMl KreK-' THE TIMES, "WASHINGTON, SlfrNDAY, JANUARY, 16, 18,98. 11 iSecrid wwkf M&ht'S clearing safe The first goes on record asthe biggest we've ever had. The offerings were the biggest we've ever made, but even they will be eclipsed this week. Broken lots aren't worth much to us. now because we are going to take account of stock. And not only that but it has always,been our policy to dear out all the odds and ends and sizes broken lots even if we have to give' 'them'; away-'so as not to rpekon them in the inventory. 1 It's a most determined sacrifice a wholesale slaughter tnat shatters prices to splinters and make3 an opportunity that provident people won't ignore. Easy payments extended you -everybody just the saihe'as though full prices were being asked.' , , . . ' tH-v - n-- p-ta-wwt-v!' r-v-j-Wt'H;? rswjcc 49c. for Shirt Waists worth up to $2.50. Just what the other storekeepers dread for us to' do just what a half dozen of them have tried to prevent us doing' we have done. "We have purchased from the greatest maker of shirt waists in the world the largest lot of waists that ever came to this city, and we will offer them, beginning' Monday morning-,' at , 15 to 12 worth prices. No doubt 3-011 remember the immense selling of waists here just a year ago. Hundreds of our regular patrons have since asked us when we would have another such sale, and so for their satisfaction we have, se cured another lot twice as large and we are enabled to offer them for much less money. Selling cotton shirt waists in dead of winter is indeed unusual, but so long as you can buy them at such .a time, and notwithstanding the criticisms of other dealers, who say that we ruin the sale in regular season, we shall sell them, believing that you appreciate our enterprise. The lot we put on sale Mouday consists of the very handsomest dimities, lawns, percales, French zephyrs, madras, &c, and some have the newest style white linen detachable collars and cuffs, while others have collars and cuffs of same material as themselves. There are hundreds of waists in the lot which are $2.50 values, and there tire none that are not worth double the price at which the3''re marked. Just think, and oim 49c. to pay for them. The privilege of easy paj-ments is offered ou in buying these just as with everything; else. Buy as many as you wish, and we'll make the terms of pajinent to suit you. Of course, you will realize the necessity of a quick response and come as early as possible Monday. The finest ones will go first, nat urally, and if 3rou wish to get these -ou'll have to be here early. 9 e EAR MARKET ON 'CHANGE Brokers on Wall Street Discuss the Havana Riots- Suipie ioti That "Unfriendly Itela- iioris Between America and Spniu Mn3" He the Outcome. Xcn- York, Jan. 15. "With the excep tion of a sharp yet brief rally toward the close of. the first hour of business the stock market was weak to-day from start to finish. The selling:, which appeared to be about equally divided for bo.th accounts, was not adequatel explained by the current news calculat ed to affect values. The bears made much of the possibility of a decision adverse to the railroads by the United States Supreme Court in the Nebraska maximum rate case. The Cuban situation was a fruitful topic of discussion, and judging from the course of the market, the majority of the speculative community is of the opinion that the Havana rioting is like ly to arouse unfriendly relations be tween the United States and Spain. The more plausible explanation of to-day's market is that several inter ests that have been active in advanc ing prices have seen fit to market at least a part of their holdings, and are now bent upon recovering them at low er prices. Their reasons for desiring to do so can be found in the weekly trade reports, in railway traffic returns, in the condition of the money market, and in the tendency of the, lates for foreign c change. Bank clearances for the -week tell Of large transactions. Railway earnings are in evidence upon the same point, for, according to a trustworthy com pilation, the gross earnings of 150,000 miles of railroad for the year ending December 31 were $58,904,000, greater than for the corresponding period of the previous year. New York Stock Market. Corrected dally by W. C. HIbbs A Co., fnembeis of the .New York Stock ExCh mge, 1427 r street. Open High Low Clos. Am. Sucar Kennery I3SJ4 13SJ4 138 American Sugar, pfd... 112 112 112 American Tobacco WJf 89!4 88?, Atchison, Top. & S. F. . 12; 12i 12f 135;: 112 89 is?; 30 13 3 5?2 Atchison. Ton & s x via ao; mh w Baltimore i. Ohio.. 13 13 13 Bay Slate Gas..... ... Canada Southern, Chesapeake & Ohio ... . C, C, C. & St. L Chicago. Bur. &Qulncy.. Chicago iN W. . Chicago Gas C, M.& SLPaul C U. I. &acltle Consolidated Gas. Delaware A: Hudson Den. JL Uio Grande, pfd .. Uric General Electric Illinois Central 3?,' 54 22J4 31 100 3? 51 31 s 103 2m 334 33y. vm avf 1224 liiii 121" 121, " Hijj S-ii Wi S3', 05l8 91? 814 90 &0ls t?9 b9t 179', 17DJ, 179 179 112 112 112 112 40 4S'C 4G Hh 14H H 114 31' 35k 3t 31 ooii loai: 106 ioe?i 50 Mxf 555f 55?, Louisville & Nashville . .. Metropolitan Traction . 133 1334 132 1324 Manhattan .Elevated.... U6i 117 tloU lis?; Michigan Central. ..... MLstouri Pacitic ,. M.1C&T. pfd New .Jersey Central..... NewYorlc Central Northern Paculc. ...... Northern Paeilic Dfd... . OuUii'o & 1 ebtcrn ...... PaelUcMatl PaUa & Heading Southern lluilw ay, pfd... Texas Paeilic .... Tenn. Coal ami Iron Union Pacinc...... U. &. Leather, pfd. .... Wabash, pfd Wheelniff &, Lake Eric .. Western Union Tel Cx. div. 1 per cent. IUoJi lUa'i 101'. 104 y. :i3 3i 33 33; 35'fc 35S, 34J 31 515 95! Pi. tu; 112J. 113 111 111 25H 23'4 I'J3, 21, 63 GiiS, 62)t 03',, 15?, 1.2. 155, 15?, 3J r-O 30 . SOU 2P, 21'i 2i 2i 31 31?, 30i :2i mi mi u?s ii?, 20?. 26?, 25b 2(5 31 31 30 S0 03$ G3J C3Ji KJi lbH 1SU 18, 18!4 3 3,4; 3 3 ens Mfc do& wx The exact condition of affairs sug gested in the forepart of the week in this column was developed yesterday in the stock market. The clique support and bull manipulation so potent for several days before, especially in the local New York securities, was entirely withdrawn yesterday. Greater New York In fact has ceased to vork its glamor so Tnany hours a day. -In addition, there was liquidation of speculative holdings and strong I beailbh pressure an during the short session. The whole loou or the day "was weak and most unpleasant to hitherto confident bulls. -The reaction ranged all the way to two points, and the New York stocks were especially objects of attack. The market was as plainly overbought as ever it has been in all the history of advances within the la&t year and a half, and people who did not see this have only themselves to blame. The Nebraska maximum freight late case attracted more attention yester day. People continued to make predic tions, despite the obviousness of the fake. Some of them were favorable and some the other way. but the ten dency seemed to be to believe the worst. This helped the bearish feeling along. The Cuban situation continued to exert its influence also. Ladenhurg, Thalman &. Co. advised selling long stocks yesterday morning, very clearly indicating a belief that they did not care to state positively, pez'liaps, thaf there was to be a slump. .Mr. Carley says the trouble is wholly due to "desperate manipulation, with the object of getting stock away from those "who have been induced to buy during the last few days." He says he is positive the market will be much higher next week. After the large drop it would not be safe to predict further decline tomor row, but certainly the fall in prices lias not yet reached its limit, and if It does not come immediately there can be but very little rally. Northern Pacific sbowed an increase in earnings for the first week in Janu ary of $106,000. This is 50 per cent ad vance and most encouraging. The Klondike business rainbow is still ahead and the feeling in Northern Pa cific is extremely bullish, as is that in Union Pacific. It is said that there has been very heavy buying in the new se curities of the latter road. Dow, Jones & Co. say that fi lends of Xew York Central predict that the stock will sell as high this year as it used to sell w hen dividneds were S per cent. The New York Herald says that a gradual merging of the "West Shore with the New York Central is in pro gress that will bring about a cor responding reduction in operating ex penses. There is a general feeling that all the Vanderbilt stocks will be strong even if the general market goes off. Town Topics says "Western Union is doing a larger business than for many years before in its history, and that ft will sell around par during the spring. This is a most optimistic -view surely." It would be a difficult view to defend with any real reasons. One of the careful students of the wheat markets says: "The lack of harmony between the theoretically strong position of wheat and the specu lative situation has given us of late choppy and disagreeable markets. The great bulk of the trade continues bear ishly inclined, altogether on sentiment, as there is nothing in the actual situa tion to warrant the discounts that spec ulation has forced. The movement of winter wheat is scarcely anything. The holders of the stock of Chicago con tract wheat are standing on their line, and the Only pressure on the market anywhere is from bears, who thinlc the price justifies the sale-f the property. Bulls are few because they are likers of quick active markets and these mar kets have been a disappointment to them in being draggy. SVe may have a sharp break before we get started up. but we are inclined lo look lor the mar kets to get out of the rut early the cQm-. ing week." Washington sent over large selling orders in Sugar yesterday, apparently based on the prospect of favorable ac tion by the Senate on Hawaiian an nexation. Heavy "Waslilngton traders, people, who are in the haljit of having advance news on legislative moves, ap parently -believe that annexation is sure to come. Their talk is alsd that free sugar from Hawaii means more formid able competition to the Sucar Trust than they have encountered so far in j their history. Jt w,ul pot be surprising if Sugar sags fo a time, though one does not lose faith in the ability of these powerful gentlemen to hold up their heads for some-time to come. If there is to- be further iveakness in Sti- Sacrifices in ...ladies' fashionable - $2.85 - 1 Sold up to $10. Wack boucle anil black and blue clieviot jackets, (ill made with storm collars .which wilil for $8 ami $10 cut down to $2.85. Jg02t MR 25cforrgarments worth up to 75c. An Immensetablefullof haudfcomely trim med corset covers, drawer and chemise, trimmed with lace and embroidery and cam bric ruffle the corset covers and chemise in scverul styles or neck jraniieuls which have never been sold for less than 50c, ami manr which have never been s-okl for less than 75c jour choice for Joe. 49c Tor garments worth up to $1.25. Another and finer lot of drawers, corset covers. chemise, gowns, und skirts, trimmed with handsome Valenciennes lace, em broidery and embroidery insertion, the cli"mlsc. gowns audcorM-'t covers in and square neck really exquisite productions, wnl'-h are never sold for less than $t and $1.25 will ko for 49c for your choice. : gar stocks I believe it will be only tem porary. The New York Evening Post has this very interesting paragraph on the probabilities of our exports and im ports for the coming year, as compared with those of last veek: "There exists a double problem for American trade of 1S98, very far-reaching in its rami fications: first, whether the country's enormous export trade of 1S97 is to de crease, and second, whether American imports of merchandise are to be stim ulated. The year opens, however, with out a sign of such a change. At New York the merchandise import trade this week has been the smallest since the opening of October. For the two com pleted weeks of January, It is the light est in fifteen years, falling below even such slack January seasons as those of 1894 and 1896. When, on the other hand, the staple exports of the week are noticed, it will be found that ship ments of wheat and corn combined, from the United States, not only in crease 40 per cent over lost week's rec ord, but run from two to five million bushels above the record of this week in any year since 1S92, materially ex ceeding that year's total also. Cotton exports alone fall slightly below the record of a year ago. If this most un usual export and import movement is to continue, some very peculiar conse quences are likely to ensue. The cause of its present continuance is plain enough. In other years, of generally similar conditions, speculation for the rise has invariably broken forth in the American commercial markets, and, as an inevitable result, prices have been carried to such figures as simultaneous ly to check exports and greatly stimu late imports. Nothing of the kind has yet occurred this season in any mar ket. "Whether this spirit of speculation can or cannot be permanently held in check is doubtful, under all principles of rule and precedent. Yet it must be remembered that breaking of prece dents has already been the character istic feature of the remarkable trade year 1S97." "Tu.slUiifjtoii Stock nxoun Hire. Sales-U. S. Electric Light, 10 at 102 1-2; Commercial Fire Insurance. 300 at 4; Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 100 at 42 cents; American Graphophone preferred, 2 at 13 3-4; 25 at 14; Mergenthaler Linotype, 2 at 143 3-4; 10 at 142 3-1. After Call U. S. Electric Light, 13 at 103; Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 500 at 43 cents. COVEUNMEXT BONDS. Bid. Asked. TJ. S. 4 K 1907 Q. J 112?X 113J5 U.S. -i's. C1W7Q. J 114H U.S. 4's, 1025 123 U.S. 5'S, 1001 Q. F llVfi DISTKICT OE1 COLUMBIA BONDJ. lP95s "20-year Funding" 102 e'slQOJ, "30-year Funding" gold... Ill 7'blMI, "Water Stock" currency 7'.sl903. "Water Stock" currency "Funding" currency. 3.05's ". . 116 MISCELLANEOUS BONOS. Met-RR. 5's, 1925 110 Met-ILR. Conv.6ls 120 Met. K. R. Cert. Indebtedness,'".. 13 Met. R. K. Cert Indebtedness, B.. 110 BeltR.K.S's, 1921 50 EclanKtonR-R. Cs. 1893-1911. v 94 114?i 130 "5 123 115 70 100 Columbian. RC's, 18119 120 Wash GasCo., Ser. A, 0's, 1902-27. 113 Wabfc Gas Co., Ser. B, C's, 1301-. U4jf U. S. Hec. Light Debenture Imp m. & N wiy. Ches.&Fot.Tel.5's, 189G-1911 lOi Am. Sec. & Tr. 5's, F and A, 1903.. 103 Atrt Sec. & Tr. 5, A and 0, 1933.. 10.) Wash. Market Co. Ist0 lOOMOU- 57,000 retired annually 113 Wash. Market Co. Imp. C's, 12-27... HO Wasb. Market Co. extfn 6's, lU-'J?. 110 Masonic Hall AssoeiationoN, 19JJ. 103 Wash. Light Inf. 1st C's. 1934 91 NATIONAL BANK STOCK& BanUof Washington.. 293 Metropolitan... 305 Central .' 133 150 Fanners and Mechanics' 182 187 Second 133 Citizens 140 Columbia 130 Capital '. 12G WestEnd 103 103 Traders' 93 " , Lincoln 110 Ohio SAFE DCPOSII AND TRU3C COMPANIES Nat.Safe Ucnosit and Trust Wash. Loan and Trust .... 118 Amer. Security aad Trust 148 Wash. Safe Deposit 59 KAILItOAD STOCKS. Capital Traction Co 6"H Metropolitan .. 121 Columbia 01 Belt . 115 1M ...1. G4S . SD ELECTRIC LIGHT STOCK! Washington-Gas.. ..,..... Georgetown Gas U. S. iaectiic Light. . .?.. . ....48J4' 474 "ldi "io-jji IXStTKAXCE STOCKS. firemen's. Iranldin. Metropolitan.. Corcoran...... Potomac $4.50 Sold up to $16. Lot of All-silk-linetl and HalC-Mlk-llned RUcTc Silk Astrakhan Jacketsof which we have &o!d hundreds at SM audSlti godown to $-1.5)0. $6.50 Sold up to $22. Lot of the choicest coats of tan whipcord, tan covert, plain ker sey in hlack, blue or brown wim velvet collars all-silk or tathi lined which hold up to $22 uoiiuw lor $0.50. $4.98 $5-98 Sold up to $12. "Lot or allMlk liued'I'ersianlauib capes with fronts and collars trim med with Thibet fur variety o lengths some trimmed with Kersey straps cut from $12 to $4.08 each- Sold up to $18. 27-inch velour plush capes trimmed -with silk bratda ml Jet heads lined with silk and edged with Thibet fur which sold for $15 and $18 nbwgodowu to $.7.50. Continuation of muslin underwear sale. P4& wluJuUm- ftS ' 98c fr Sarments worth up to $3. I ' 1 1 1 1 !l? t CUSN-ri Tnc prettiest of drawers, coret covers, I 1,1 1 f PMS-yjC I. W chemise, gowns, and skirts, with the rich- i l"' liffia fflwl-"n Wv est lace, lace insertion, embroidery ruf- f I S"-Wtfr'F n I ifl ' tHmtf flSl embroidery inserting and embroidery Wf ' i Wmc" 1 trimmed the iiiontcarefully made garments I ' iltf'li 1 'i x&Z? t,1!t "fe possible to buy anywhere at anr r -r 1 &: ecMJmtaM Arlington 13i 117 German American. j 1S3 National Union 1 10 12 Columbia. 1 12 13 Ufegs J 7?a' 8 People's. 1 5S 0 Lincoln. j JK Commercial.., V TITLE lJ.8U!tAKCE. Real Estate Title j SO Columbia Title . ri.:.... "Hi 5 Wash. Title 2 District Title 35i S teij:puon,e stocks. 1 Pennsyhaafa 10 43 Cheapeakefand Potomac 67'4 American Graphopnone l-li 13 American Graphophone pfd 13 H Pneumatic Gun Carriage .It .45 jnSCEt,r.ANKOU3 STOCKS. Mercenthaler Linotype H-li 113 tMinston Monotype 18; 18', Washington Market. 10 13J$ GreatFUslce 110 Nor. & Wash. Steamboat 109 Lincoln Hall ! Ul'S AND DOWNS OF WHEAT. Fluctuations Disappoint Alike Bull and Bear Operators. Chicago, Jan. 15. The lluctuations of the wheat market the past week have been nanow and disappointing, both to the bull and bear interests. The weakness in foreign markets, due to re ported heavy offerings from Argentine, stimulated a bearish sentiment among a majority of local operators. Many of the most prominent traders, however, outside of the clique, aro still very bullish. Primary receipts, though still heavier than a year ago, show a material decrease and will continue to lessen from this on. Indications are for a heavy demand for millin? and ex port. The so-called clique holding are still intact. Chicago Grain and Provision Market. Corrected dally by V.'. U. Hibbs & Co.. mcmbeibortliu New l'ork Stock Exchange. 1427 F btreet. Wheat: May July COKN: May July Oats: Mav July POKK: May ODen. oo , tov Hlch. t0?i 29K 23f 9.42 Low. 90-,' 80?i 2B;-9 30-JJ 23?,' 22-JJ 9.32 Clos. 90! 80$ 29 30-K 23io 9.32 29i 30'5 9.12 July Lard: May 4.77 July SrAKE RIB3: May 4.72 July .-. 4.77 4.77 4.77 4.72 463 467 2Jlv York 'ottoii .JInrket. Opea March. '. 5.73 May. 5.81 June 5.81 July 583 High. Low, 5.74 5 73 Clos. 5.73 3.80 5.84 5.87 5.82 5.a5 5 80 5.80 5.S1 5.87 ECTOiaS-EXCKKD LMPORTS. The Treasury Department Gives Out the Figure, for 1807. It was reported atithe Treasury De partment j'esterdayrfthat the exports of merchandise during 1897 amounted io $1,099,129,519, and Mid imports to $742, 630,855. The excess-of 'e'xports was $356 -498,664, as compared 'with $324,257,685 in 1S96. i s During December " the exports amounted to $124,474,435 and the im ports to $51,514,733.r The excess of ex ports -was $73,959,703, ais compared with 558,205,266 in December,vlS96. Gold exports exceeded the imports last year by $5,094,64. i?fIn 1896 the im ports exceeded the' exports by $44,714, 013. a 4 " Silver exports in 1S97 amounted to $58,352,274, about ,000,000 less than in 1S96. . Alleged Confidence 3Ien Held. James Shelton was the victim of a very slick confidence game on Mon day night. "While standing in front of the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church he was approached by two strangers, one of whom offered to sell him a solid gold watch for one dollar. It was a rare opportunity Shelton thought, but unfortunately, he was bankrupt at the time and so informed the men. When they left him and he went into the church Shelton found that he was minus his own timepiece. 'The loss of the watch and the circumstanc.es con nected with it wer.e reported to Detec tive Lacy and yesterday Charles Banks and Sam Banks were charged with the theft before Judge Scott in the Police Court. They were held for the grand jury in $500 bond. jackets-and capes. $15.00 Sold up to $30. i Small lot of those uitra-fnbli-iohahle velour blouse jackets--trlrnmeil with marten fur which sold for $30 now u6 for $15. 3i2i50 Sold up to $25. All those ex fiu'siteelectnoeal plush capes the very acme or styl ishness all silk lined, -which sold for ?25, are reduced to close to $12.50. wMWm St 79c for garments worth up to $2. Lot of cambric, lawn and muslin draw ers corset covers, chemise, gowns and sl-irts, trimmed with rine luce and em broidery, daintv tucks and ruffles, in t-t'V- erai styles, which ordinarily cost you and $2 70c tomorrow. $1.50 prUe. wJiicii are nevnr solufor less 5.r)0, and man or which are $3 values, will go tomorrow for 98c. 515 Seventh Street. WILL. SUE TIIS ACCUSEH. Goodwin Wunts Damages From Mo Cube for Causing His Arrest. Up to the hour of adjournment of the police court yesterday no return had been made to the attachment is sued On Friday for the arrest of Ed ward I.. McCabe, a delinquent witness In the case against James L.. Goodwin, charged with committing anon. . Goodwin was arrested on Thursday by Policeman Morgan at the instance of McCabe, who charged nlm with be ing connected with the fire .vhich oc cutred in southwest "Was'iingtc-n m Tuesday morning. On Friday morning McCabe failed to appear and testify against Goodwin and the case against him was dismissed. Prosecuting At torney Mullowny was very indignant about the matter, especially in view of the fact thit it was state 1 that Mr. McCabe was in the neighbornood of the police court but a short while be. foic the case was cilled Aside from the interest Mr. Mullow ny is taking in the matter of com piling Mr. McCabe to respect the sum mons of the court, Goodwin has em ployed counsel to prosecute his accuser for causing his arrest. Goodwin will submit an affidavit to Mr. Mullowny to-morrow morning setting forth all the circumstances in connection with his arrest and also the cause which, in his opinion, led to it, as will Mr. Louis j McCoy Marceron. PKIVATE TEAKrA'S RETREAT. He Vns PurMied to the Arsenal Gates Uy Angry Youths. Private Teakly, Batter' L Fourth Artillery, made an ignominous retreat down Four-and-a-half street, and into the arsenal grounds, on Friday night, pursued by a number of white and col ored boys. Thej' were prevented from capturing: him by the interference of the guard, who refused to allow them Inside the sates. Yeakly was on his way to the ar senal, when he met three children named Garnell, who live at Ko. 333 McLean avenue. He had. it is said, been drinking, and one of the children was frightened Into a spasm by his accosting them. His conduct aroused the anger of a crowd of boys nearby, and they gave Yeakly chase. The matter was reported to the police. TERRITORIAL LEGISLATION. Senate Committee Manifests a Lik ing for Home Rule. Some time ago the territorial legisla ture of New Mexico passed a law re quiring that all insurance companies doing business in that territory should invest in $10,000 worth of territorial, county, or municipal bonds, as a guar antee for the payment of any losses they might sustain, before being per mitted to begin business or continue business in the territory. The act goes into effect on the 1st of February. In the Senate Mr. Davis, of Minnesota, recently introduced a bill to disapprove of this legislation. The Senate Com mittee on Territories yesterday morn ing decided to indefinitely postpone Mr. Davis's bill. The committee reached this conclusion because It thought the territory ought to be pretty well ad vised in matters of that kind, and if the law did not work the territorial legislature itselfcould repeal it. Some of the insurance companies have already arranged to comply with the law. One of the objections raised by some of the companies that have not sought to comply with its provisions is that the bonds of the territory are not worth par, and that after purchasing them they would be subject to taxa tion, thus entailing upon the compa nies a loss of the interest on their in vestment in addition to the taxation. The sub-committee which is consid ering a territorial government for Alas ka was not ready to submit its report, and this went over to a future meeting. Movements of Vessels. The iollowing movement of vessels was reported at the Navy Department yesterday: The Olympia, flagship of the Asiatic station, left Nagasaki for Yokohama, and the cruiser Alert has arrived at San Diego. " Drop a postal or 'pfione 034, Arling ton Bottling Co., for a case of Heurich's Maerren, Senate pr(Lager, tlie best beer brewed. legitimate cut in men's clothing. They can't fool you, can they? You can't fail to have noticed the wonderful sales of clothing- which have so suddenly sprung up on every hand the offerings of "marvelous'"' bargains which come from the fertile imaginations of- exag gerated minds. How utterly ridiculous the majority of them are! Who believes them? Nobody, surely. But with all their wild-claims-they can't'stein the tide of success which has come to our legitimate mark-down of men's suits and overcoats, made, because of the waning season and because of our de termination not to carry over a stitch of winter stock. Your good judgment tells you to separate the wheat from the cliaff tell the honest from the spurious. "When you come to consider the quality question and without that all value is lacking you won't find any such special opportunities as those we're offering you now. Choice of suits which sold fl? rr up to $14 for - - - 37.90 2 THE SUITS. The suit consist of Tiuely made cheviots. caMinieres and fancy mix tures Ilecht's own superior gar ments -fashioned an faultlessly as the most exclusive tailor in the laud could do It -perfect fitting -la hoth single and double-breasted styles -cut J u?t a-1 he latest dictate of I ash 'ion say they should be. Choice of suits which sold THE SUITS. Among the suits in the second lot you gee the choice or our finest tailor ed garments -perfect models or the sartorial art exceIIHl by none. They con-slbt or the rinest cheviots and cas-felrnere-s and worsteds with faingle or double-breasted vests -made with all the closest attention to every detail, and finished as oulv high grade garments are. Legitimate Those: sold up Lot of men's fine plaid cheviot and striped worsted pants, in sies to tit all men made in the mot carerul manner antt'perfert fittfiur as any tailor's work whicn Kjiuup to $3.50 will go now for than Those sold up to $5 ... . $2 75 Lot of men's fine pants, of worsted, in neat pin nripes and nobby c.issinieresand Imported cheviots- hlgn-class troupers i-vwv y otie or them -perfect flttine and finished ! "& r- ? fanltlesdy-which Bold up to $5 will - - - g now for g J wiiiwmtittnieiawawmsmM WILL GO BACK ONLY A YEAR Auditor Castle Has Found But One Case of Fraud. !Xot Enough "Wrongdoing By Post masters Revealed to Warrant I'rolonijiiijj the Investigation. Capt, Henry A. Castle. Sixth Auditor of the Treasury, told a Times reporter yesterday that he did not consider the so-called money crder frauds of enough moment to warrant the rechecking of all the orders audited under the stub checking plan. A great deal of gross exaggeration, amounting substantially to misrepre sentation, has been indulged in at the expense of the office of the Sixth Aud itor. The Postoflice Department is as sumed by the American people to be a i model business institution, and to be conducted along strict business lines. "When Capt. Castle assumed office he called for a complete investigation of j the methods of the place. He was in- ' formed by his deputy auditor that there was a possible way to defraud the gov ernment. This could be done under what is known as the stub checking system. The accounts of postmasters, so far as the issue of money orders was concerned, were audited from the stubs in the money order book, instead of from the money orders themselves. This rendered it possible for a dishon est postmaster to fill out an order for a large amount on another postoflice and enter only a small amount on his stub. This system was at once denounced as bad business policy and its practice was discontinued. As soon practically as the investigation was begun a, fraudulent money order trans action was discovered. The check ing has been in progress since that time, and the old orders are being rechecked at the rate of 125.000 a day. Only one case of fraud has been dis covered. Several slight discrepancies have been found, but there is nothing on which to base the suspicion that these discrepancies result from fraud. In view of all this the Sixth Auditor has determined that the' rechecking shall be carried baclc only to the begin ning of the present fiscal year. HE EXAMINES UOGUS BILLS. Mr. Crane Could Not Identify That "Used by Counterfeiters. " The examination of $100 silver cer tificates at the Treasury still continues, and large consignments of these notes are being received daily. The number of counterfeits so far discovered eighteen is comparatively small, from what was at first expected. Every ef fort is being put forth to discover the makers of the counterfeits, but so far without success. Mr. Crane, of the firm of Crane- & Co., who prepare tlje paper upon which the government notes are printed. called at the department yesterday to examine the paper of the counterfeit certificates In an endeavor to identify the make of the paper, but at the con clusion of the visit he would not ex piess his view of the matter. Judge Kimlmll Congratulated. Judge Kimball was in the Police Court yesterday for the first time since Monday, when his term of office ex pired. He was given a most cordial reception and extended fhe heartiest of congratulations by the many friends he met there. It is not expected that he will appear on the bench before next "Wednesday, possibly Thursday. 3Ir. Jones Made President. Mr. Thomas L. Jones, who formerly conducted the young people's Is renin of Shiloh Baptist church, was last night universally chosen president of the People's Christian Church League, of Lovely Zion Baptist church. Tenth and R. streets. Mr, Jones and the other officers'1 will be installed at S:30 p. m. to-day, after which an interesting pro gram will be rendered. ' Revival nt Fifth Baptist Church. The past week has been one of ex ceptional interest at the Fifth, Baptist Church, D street, near Four-and-a-half THE OVERCOATS. The overcoats cousin of the iiiost popular of meltons, beavers, aad keVseys -iu blacl: and blue with fine velvet collars ami substantially lined with superior quality Italian cloth and .sleeve linings of ftatin -also half lined coverts aud mixed cheviots made according to the latest fashion. up to $20, now for g- Q.90 THE OVERCOATS. Of the overcoats at thlh price you have the choice or our finest ones stylibh tan. black and blue kerseys, lined with heavy silk or satin -havy coverts, half-f-atln lined nobby chin chillas -and rich Montagnacs. with superior plaid Iiuiugs fashioned in the ery best maimer possible In all lengths and lze- cut in men's pants. to $3.s0 . . - QM QR !-95 FINANCIAL. The National Safe Deposit Savings and Trust Company Or the District or (V ii,Ma. COK. 15TH ST-AND NEW ORK AVE. Chartered by Special Act of ( r nsress, Jan. 1SG7, and Acts of Oe, . 1890. and Feb., lf?l oc20-tf IV. B. HIBBS & GO,, B-INTCERS and BROfCrrcS , Members Xer YortS-3cl. '. chauzsu 1427 F Street. Correspondent o LADEXBVHG, Til ALi ,V X & CO., ' New York. American Security and Trust Co. MONEY TO LOAN. This cnmmnT has mmr tn lmn uli uMieu couatera.1 securities nt lowest rate of interest. s. j. H5LL,, Jf resident. SNAAAAVVWVVA1 LOANS MADE ON PrnXITITKE. HOKSES, ETC. Loans made on Furniture, Pianos, Horses, AVagons. etc.. at lowest r.iteH anu quickest possible time. Strictly ponnontlal Please call herore securing loans elsewhen. WASHINGTON MOKTGAUK LOAN" CO., G10 F ,t. nw. CARSON & MACARTNEY, Merabeis of the New Tork Stook Ex- cnance, 14.10 F st.. Glover Buildinc. Corresi undents of Messrs. Moore & Schley, Xo. 80 Broadway. Bankers and Dealers in Governirent Bonds. Deposits, exchange. Loans. Railroad btocks and Bonds and all securities lifted on the excLane-f of New i'ork, Philadelphia. Boston and liaitimoro bought; andsuld. A specialty made or investment securi ties. District Bonds and all local Rail road. Gas, Insurance and Telepnone atoct dealc in. American Bell Telephone Stock bouenfc and sold. malS tf-em At 5 Per Cent, On real estate In D. C.;-no delay, terms reasonable. HKlsifCELL &. McLKRAN, jy9-tf-ern 100S F at. nw. Healsi, Grane & o,f Formerly of HODGEN& CO., BROKERS AND DEALERS IN STOCKS AND VrtlEiT. Best service. Fractional lota a specialty. Offices Kooui 10.Corcor..u J', iloinir, and G05 Seventh fetrt;et.oppos.ro .tent OrfiCe. Telephone, 1243. e8-liuo-em street, southwest. The revival services now in progress, in which the pastor. Dr. Meador, Is assisted by Dr. James B. Taylor,of Virginia, have been largely attended, and a number of persons have professed conversion. The ser vices will be continued each evening during the present week, at 7: 15 o'clock; and all are cordially welcome. Gold Re-serve 3iierenliijc. That the gold reserve is rapidly in- creasing is shown by the following iTcr ures: In December, 1S95, it amounted to $136,000,000. Last June the a.TiounC was $144,000,000. In November it hud increased to $156,000,000, and in Decem ber to $13S,000.000. The gold held Fn the fund yesterday amounted to StlG-. 1SS,S0S. Another Chnnce for Stevens. In the case of Lieut. Thomas H. Ste vens, of the Navy, the President has decided to give the lieutenant another chance by putting him on probation fnr a period of four months. At the" end1 of -that time it will be determined whether or not he is fit for promotion. Heurich's Maerzen beer Is the best and i3 so acknowledged by everyone. Write Ar lington Bottlint; Co., cor. 27th and K sta, nw., or 'phoue 63 1 for a cae