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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1898. t " ;'yr'wayt THE KANSAS PACIFIC SALE It Will Take Place Today, Says Mr. Griggs. HIS REPLY TO THE SENATE It Appeals Soon After tins Unrris H two I u tUrn, "Which the Auilioi Eloquently Champion, l'aties He MiilittnitiH the Government Ke tuins All 1th Right. After 'a debate of two hours yester day, the. Senate agreed to the -Harris resolution directing the Attorney Gen eral to "Inform the body if he had au thorized the abandonment of his ex pressed intention to redeem the first mortgage bonds of the Kansas Pacffic itad, -and to ask a. postponement of the sale, and if he had authorized an agree ment in connection with the sale of the property, resulting in a total loss to the Government of all the accrued inter est. The first vote was taken on a. motion to commit the resolution to the Com mittee on Pacific llailroads, and this was defeated by the overwhelming vote of 34 to 19. The resolution, after the preamble vas rejected, was then agreed to. ; Attorney Griggs had evidently recelv- i ed an intimation that the resolution would pass, for he had the response , ready and sent It to the Senate last evening before the body adjourned. In a, very voluminous communication the . Attorney General gives the status of the case. In beginning the discussion Senator J Harris said that the climax came in I this matter last January, when public indignation reached such a high pi ten at the efforts to pass a fund- "'" ",1ov" l" "' "" " l,x"ii' "L "a ",-inr- hm thit iim mpTuire was de- debtedness of the racitic Railroad, the Kted andthe ovenfmem wa in a " amounting to :,0.000.000 and yet fair way to obtain its just duts. Lately, ; those gentlemen are complaining be- however, pressure had been brought to bear on the part of the reorganization committee, which has brought about a 11VII 111.3 uiuu(,ni ..UWUl O. in"?! b-V ,. .lh .. AntKe J rum Hie position lie liau assauiucu, u is now the infonnation from St. Louis that an agreement has been reached between the attorneys of the Govern ment and the representatives of the re organization committee, by which the latter is to obtain this road for $0,000,000. This, if carried out, will sacrifice an amount of interest due the Government amounting to more than ?6,000.090. Mr. Harris said that there was a great deal of mlsunderstandinr even , among Senators as to what this 5C.000.000 of interest represented. He I h.iid that it really should not be con- ' sidered as interest: that it represented : monev advanced by this Government ' to pay the interest on the Government's own bonds, which had been advanced to this road as security for its loans. and on which they failed to pay the interest. "It has been assumed by the Depart ment of Justice that the maximum value of this 394 miles of road is only equal to the amount of the Government obt," said -the speaker. "Therefore we must sacrifice this ?G,000,000 of in terest." Mr. Han-is said that It seemed to him that the Government ought to include Ihib amount, called interest, in the prin cipal of its claim. The question of the value of this property was then considered by Mr. Harris, who was employed in the con struction of this road as a civil en gineer, and knows every foot of it. "Every assertion which the reor ganization committer has made before, Congress in reference to the value of these lines has proved to be absolute ly false und unreliable," continued the speaker. "1 am strikingly reminded of a statement made by my colleague from Indiana (Senator Fairbanks), wIim haid in reference to other persons, "When they speak they lie. and when they are silent they steal,' as char su terizing exactly the attitude and procedure of this reorganization com mittee. By their own -action in bid ding up the "amount in full on the Union Pacific they showed that they themselves did not believe what they said. In speaking of this Kansas Tacific they they said that it was a line that began nowhere and ended no uhere. but It cannot be denied for a moment that this road begins in thu heart of Kansas City. As to the west- urn terminus, it was providid in the act of Congress of July, 1S62, and it is clear that Congress intended to creata a Pacific Road system clear to San, ucai ij 3ui; Francisco. It was provided that the ! main line should be operated as one continuous line, and the door should be left open for any new branch, and that no one company should have the ab-i solute privilege. Since the first legis lation no change has been made, so that the subsidy was. in point of fact, made over the whole line. The Kani sas Pacific has the absolute right to carry its passengers and freight ovec ; the whole line to San Francisco, anri it is absolutely idle chaff to talk abouj its ending anywhere on the plains. J is an absolute piece of property, so far as its terminals and rights are con cerned." Mr. Ilarls then showed that accord ing to the reports of the company, veri fied bv the reports of the United States Railroad Commissioner, show that the earnings of this road for the eleven years from 1SS5 to 3S95. inclusive, aver aged $1,255,835 a year. This amount would pay 4 per cent on $30,000,000. In speaking of the suggestion made by the reorganization company to par allel this road, he said that it was an absolute impossibility, and would not be considered for a moment by prac tical railroad men; that it was only talked of for effect. "The conditions and situation of this property renders it more valuable to the Union Pacific than to any on else." said he. "and it is worth $30,-, 000,000 to anybody, and I trust we may succeed in preventing any such con summation of this transaction as is intended." Mr. Gear here interjected some ques tions as to the cost of building the road, and the possibility of diverting its business, to which Mr. Harris replied that neither proposition -was worlhv of consideration. Mr. Harris said that he did not speak of this matter as a party measure, but felt an interest as a citizen and a Senator, sworn to do his duty. "If the Fifty-third Congress had said 'we will insist upon a strict compliance with the law." there never would have been any of this useless discussion." .Mr. Morgan made a few remarks on the resolution. He referred to the fact that there was a bill now on the cal endar of the Senate which gave the Government power to buy in this road, and said that he hoped that it would pass. "If the Senate has it in mind and heart to do its duty to the United States, it will take up this bill this morning and send it to the House of Ttepresentatives, and then we will see If there is any person in the House who will prevent the passage of a measure "which will save this Government morp. than $6,000,000." he said with emphasis. Scml us your clothes and we will re turn them like new. Chanresstrictlv mod erate. DERM AS, THE ENGLISH TAILOi, 402'Nintlmrcctnorthw.. fell lino IUHSMM Munyon's Rheuma lihiu Cure belaoiu. tails tj relieve In one to three Hours, and cures in a rew .days. Price, 25c. Munvon'j Dyspepsia Cure positively cures allTontus of inatgetitton and stomach trouble. Price, 25c Mmiyon's Cold Cure prevents pneumonia und bieaks up a colu in a few hours. Trice, 25c. Munyon's Cough Cure t-tons coukIih, night sweat, allay MireneGH. and speculiy Heals the lungs. Price, 2Jc. -Munyon's Kiduev Cure .speedily cures pains in tlie back, loins, or toin. auu all forms of kidney diseaM. Price, 25c. Munyon'h Headache Cure stops Headache in three minutes. Price, 25c. Munyon's Catarrh Kemedies never fail. The Catarrh Cure price, 26c. eradicates tli di.eitc from the system, and the Catarrh Tablets price, 25c cleanse and heal the parts. Munyon's Vitallzer restores lost powers to weak men. Price, $1. Munyon lias 57 cures for 57 ailments, equally as reliabl as thoie named above. At all druggists, mostly 25 cents a vial. Munyon's Electric Machines the be-t in the -world. Trial treatment tree. Mun yon's Lire Chamber cures catarrh, .bron chitis, and all throat and lung troubles. Trial treatment free. It you need medical advice, Munyon's doctors aro at your service free all day and evening. Sunday, 2 to 5. 623 Thirteenth St. N. W. "There seems to be jugglery about this, 1 am sorry to say. Can we stand here and be robbed and expect the country to smooth it over and swallow It all without any strain?" Mr. Gear, of Iowa, said he objected to the wording of the preamble of the resolution, because it cast discredit on the Attorney General. "I have a statement of the Govern ment here," said Mr. Gear, "in which is j ?" ""."i V ., i n5U lL nas 'ic-e.n , V.UUCC Hit; UUTI IIII1CI11 UOCS ilUL iltt IIIC part of shylock and collect interest compounded upon interef-t. All honest .V,..l.l ,1.o! t ... . , ,!.. .1,, M,-; Harri.s-"That is what idevouiiy pray for, that honest men may get their dues." Mr. Gear "I hope the gentleman will he around, then, and get his." Mr. Foraker. of Ohio, made quite a lengthy speech in defense of the action taken by the Attorney General, claim- that as the law now stood the , p..,,:,,,,.,, l1M ,,n. ,,,. ' ,,...,. in i,.,v . .,, ,.,i Mr. Turpie, of Indiana, wanted a full expression of the Senate as to whether the Government ought not to recover the full amount of the interest due. He offered a resolution and gave notice that he would talk en it to-day. Senator Chandler offered a slight amendment to the Harris resolution, which was adopted. 'Mr. Gear moved tiiat lt oe sclU to tne Committee on Pa- cific Railroads, and on this motion the yeas and nays were demanded, result ing in nineteen voles for the motion and thirty-four against it. The resolution was then adopted. Mr. Grlygs, Complies Promptly. In his reply to the Senate requests. Attorney General Griggs tays that the Government had qualified as a bidder for the first mortgage, but with no as surance of a bid equal to the amount of the principal of the (Government's debt, it would have been incumbent up on him to bid on the property for the Government. As there was no law for the operation of the road by the Gov ernment, the doubt existed -whether the court, after the sale, would appoint re ceivers for that purpose. In order to put the Government in a position to se--cure a better price for the property, the Attorney General proposed to redeem the first mortgage bonds. He says the sale now stands to take place February 16, under the guarantee of a bid which will iealize to the Government the prin cipal of its debt. He says he has not authorized any agreement by which the property is to be sold for the fuH value of the sudsidy bonds, and that the Gov ernment had not agreed to refrain from bidding at the sale. The only agreement made with the reorganization commit tee was that the motion for postpone ment of the sale, redemption of the first mortgage bonds and appointment of receiver should be discontinued up on the guarantee of the committee that their minimum bid should be the prin cipal of the Government debt $6,303, 000, instead of J2.500.000, as formerly fixed by the court. The property, he savs, will be sold at public sale in open competition to the highest bidder, sub- . , .. ... tn.in4:,rt-t -ecl onl lo L"e a""1 3U1,u,auuu The Cnpitul Traction Bill Passes. The Senate late yesterday afternoon passed the bill authorizing the exten sion of the lines of the Capital Traction Company as heretofore .published in the columns of The Times. The bill was favorably reported from the committee and found no opposition. Ihe company s Kiven all the extensions it asked for with the exception of the line in front of the Capitol on the eastern plaza. Will Buy Water Bights. Yesterday afternoon the Senate passed the bill to acquire by condemnation the land and water rights at Great Falls. The provisions of the measure have been fully set out in The Times hereto fore. W BITTEN BY MB. DAVIS. His T-ast Orders to Mrs. O'Melin, His Bicbinonrt Housekeeper. Richmond. Va., Feb. 15. The last let ter which President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy ever penned in the city of Richmond will soon be again in Ihe White House of the Confederacy among the treasures of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society. It is now in the possesion of Captain James E. Phillips, of this city, who re cently received it from Mrs. O'Melia, for merly President Davis's- housekeeper, to whom it was written. Following is a copy of the letter, writ ten to Mrs. O'Melia when President Davis was on the point of leaving Rich mond for Danville: "Mrs. Mary O'Melia: "The furniture in the Executive Man sion it would be well to pack and store, as your discretion may indicate, and if any one should dispute your authority this will be your warrant. The Mayor will give you aid and protection. "Your friend. JEFFERSON DAVIS. "2d April, 'C5." On the opposite page is the following note to the Mayor of Richmond: "His Honor the Mayor, will find on the previous page that I have referred my housekeeper to him, and will, I hope, allow me to commend her special ly to his kind care. Very respectfully and truly. JEFFERSON DAVIS. "2d April. '60." The letter is written on paper of fair quality, and the ink appears to be as black as when is was first used. Billings Is Convicted. Luther G. Billings, pay director in the Navy, has been convicted by a court martial held at the Washington navy yard oC falsehood, and sentence of dis missal imposed. The sentence is sub ject to the approval of the President, but. Inasmuch as.the ceniplainant in, this case was the Secretaiy of the Navy, it is thought iniprobsble that ihe President will ifiteTMo. A MANY Mill ILLS PASS The House Gets Ready, for the Bankruptcy Measure. ITS DEBATE TO BEGfN TODAY The Matter Will Bo Under Consid eration All the Weelt, Friday In cluded The Fl rst-cluXMj rptitnfio Prepay in cut Ulll Puzzles tliuMeni- S beife and. In Recommitted. aor The House did a great dcaWnC work yesterday in the final disposition of small bills, of which a dozen) r -more were cleared off the calendar. ' This ex pedition was resorted to with a view of having plenty of time to devote to the bankruptcy bill, which will come up today and will occupy the greater part of the sessions of the week. For this purpose Friday will be deferred, para doxically speaking, to next Monday. There was only one bill which pro duced much of a debate and that was because it was so nebulous in terms as to puzzle the whole House. It was the bill providing for the prepayment in full of postage on first-class matter. "The members got so inextricably tan gled in the proposition as to the final disposition of a letter that left a coun try postofiiee with insufficient postage that in self-defense the House recom mitted the bill to the Committee on Postofilces and Postroads. There was so little to do Immediately after the reading of the Journal that the Speaker was obliged for the se cond time this session to make a call of the committees. Mr. Cooney of Missouri moved that the Committee on Banking and Cur rency be discharged from the consid eration of the resolution of inquiry to the Secretary of the Treasury relating to the receivership of the First Na tional Bank of the State of Missouri. The resolution had been before the committee for more than a month without action. Mr. Dingley raised the point of order against the motion that the resolution involved matters not within the knowl edge of the Treasury Department. It was explained that the Commit tee on Banking and Currency had been busy and unable to give the res olution attention. It had, however, been amply answered by the Comptroll er of the Currency, and the commit tee would be able to report on it with in a few days, it being: now in the hands of a subcommittee. Mr. Cooney did not press considera tion of his motion. The time for til ing the minority report in the contest ed election case of Thorp against Epes of Virginia was extended from to-day until Friday. Gen. Payne of New York called up Senate bill 3505, relating to the trans portation of merchandise on American vessels. Gen. Payne explained that it was a Treasury Department hill In tended to protect American commerce on the Pacific coast with special ref erence to trade with Alaska. The bill was explained when it was introduced in the Senate. Briefly, it provides against evasion of the law by Ameri can vessels transferrjng mt rchandise and passengers to foreign vessels to complete the voyage, as from San Francisco to the Yukon. The House passed the Senate bill regu lating the fees of officers in Federal courtK. The bill has already been print ed. It was withdrawn for future con sideration. House bill 535, intended to prevent officers of national banks from pervert ing their funds, overdrawing their ac counts, eta. was called up. There was considerable opposition to the proposition that directois should be exempted from the operation of the penalties of the bill, which are grave $5,000 line and imprisonment. Mr. Walker, of the Banking and Currency Committee, said that the provision against directors should be permitted to remain. He was in fa vor of the bill which especially pro vided for care in the making of loans. He thought the committee erred when It omitted directors from the op eration of the bill. The bill was passed retaining the woid directors, as it came from the committee. The following bills and resolutions were passed: To extend the time for the completion of the bridge across the St. Lawrence River until 1S99; to pro vide for a bridge across the Mononga hela River within one year frem the passage of the bill; to provide for the dredging of a part of the channel at long Island; a joint resolution direct ing the Secretary of War to submit es timates for the improvement of Galves ton Bay at Double Bayou. The bill (new) requiring the prepay ment in full on all first-class matter was taken up. Mr. Clark, of Iowa, made a speech on the measure. He was asked so many questions that he eventually moved to recommit the bill to the Committee on Postofilces and Post Roads. 3Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, called up the bill allowing the Government to make leases of certain lands at Hot Spring.-, Ark. It passed, with some unimportant amendments. Mr. Dalzell asked unanimous consent for substitution of next Monday and Monday night for Friday and Friday night. This was done to permit con tinued 'debate on the bankruptcy bill, which otherwise would have been inter rupted by suspension day. The Senate bill relating to the licens ing of river and ocean steamers, was passed. The private postal card bill produced a great deal of debate, btit was eventu ally passed with the amendment that it be operative July l. 189S. Mr. Loud asked that the general dis cussion of the Loud bill be begun on March 1 and be continued until Wednes day, March 2. The third day shall be devoted to amendments under the five minute rule and the vote will be taken at 4 p. m. on Thursday, Marcli 3. The bill relating to land bounties was passed. The House resolved itself into Com- Doctors now agree that consumption is curable. Three things, if taken to gether, will cure nearly every case in the first stages; the majority of cases more ad vanced; and 3 few of those far advanced. The first is, fresh air; the se cond, proper food ; the third, Scott's Emulsion of cod-liver oil with hypophosphites. To be cured, you must not lose in weight, and, if thin, you must gain. Nothing equals Scott's Emulsion to keep you in good flesh. 50c nd $1.00, all druggists. SCOTT & BOWSE, Chemists, New York. . mittee of the Whole, Mr. Lacey in the chair. , A bill was reported from the Commit tee on Ways and Means on the general subject of the regulation of bonded warehouses. It was- explained that It was intended to correct some of the er rors In the act of 1894. Mr. Handy said that the bill w'as too important to be considered by such a small attendance In. the House;' This view was taken and the committee lose and reported to the Holise. The House adjourned until today at noon. FOK THE PUBLIC PEACE J ml; Kimball Suggests Amend ments to the Act. Mr. McMillan yesterday, introduced a bill in the SenaUumending the act for the preservationJ.jC-Cue public peace in tlie District. The. .bill was prepared by Judge Kimball, "of the police court. It provides, in addition to the usual fine for disfiguring property that the court may In its discretion order res titution to the party Injured to the amount of the damage done. A new section Is dded making it un lawful for persons to congregate in an alley, street.etc, or hrpr around any pub lic building, and atUhe entrance or any private building, or .to .engage in loud or boisterous talking or-, disorderly con duct: to make insultiug,rude or obscene comments or observations on persons passing, or to crowd or obstruct the free use of any street, etc. The eighth section of the present law is amended by the Insertion of new lan guage, which provides that all vagrants. Idle, and disorderly persons, persons of evil life or evil fame, persons who have no visible means of support, persons re peatedly drunk In or about the streets, persons repeatedly loitering in or around tippling houses, all suspicious persons, all public prostitutes, etc., shall upon conviction be fined pot to exceed $40, or shall be required to enter into security Tor their good behavior for a period of Eix months. The Metiopolltuu V.x tens Ion. A bill has been Introduced in the House to give the Metropolitan Railway the right to extend cits line from the Tenth street terminus, by Grant, Sher man, Whitney and New Hampshire ave nues, to Brlghtwood avenue, ft Is also proposed to extend the Hue from the Eighteenth street terminus 10 Park ave nue, Mount Pleasant. MARKET STRONGER AGAIN Small Advances All Around Spain's Apology. 011 Mondny'h Decline,, Although Nut- 11111I, Too Sudden to Hold Hh Own. Xew York, Feb. 15. Tlie na tural effect of today's develop ments in the present diplomatic sltu tlon was encouraging, .is the disclaimer by the Spanish government of the Indis creet utteiances of Us minister and the announced appointment of his succes sor would seem to bring this phase of the Spanish complication to a close, lt is another question, however, in what shape the general subject of our rela tions with Spain will next attract at tention. The effect of the De Lome hot ter on the temper of the people, and even the Administration,, was bad. A further advance In the grain mar ket and a reactionary tendency In sterl ing exchange were satisfactory features of the day's situation. The recovery In prices was helped also by such more or Iess-xcchnlcal influences as the expecta tions that the dividend rate on Burling ton would be raised at tomorrow's meet ing of the directors and by a renewed purchase for foreign account which was not. however, upon so large a scale as they have been of late. Advances were common in the market, but they were most pronounced in some of the specialties, which we,nt tip sharply. Con spicuous features t vcre Consolidated Gas, Third Avenue Pullman, the Rub ber shares and Minneapolis and St. Louis. Other strong features were New York Central and Manhattan, and the advances In thote cases were effective In shaping the traders.' sentiment to ward the general market. A fairly large business was done In the grangers, with Burlington in the" lead. The Union Pacific and Northern Pacifies showed more steadiness than for some time. Aside from the expectations entertain ed respecting tlie Burlington dividend there were no Influences affecting par ticular stocks. In the main the course of prices was a logical reaction from yesterday's slump. lS'ew York Stock Market. Corrected dally by W. B. Hibbs & Co.. members of tlio New 1'ork Stock Exchange. 1427 F street. Open HfRb Lotv Clos. American Spirits. .... Am Sugar Keflnery.. Am. Sutiar. pfd American Tobacco.. 8U S5 8W 814 13a iay6 us1; 113 HSU 113 I38-i U3S 92 3I?i 17 3?i 23 U PI 55 P2 91k' Atchison, Top &SF, pfd 31V 3P 31 1 Baltimore & Ohio 17U Itli 1 Bay State Gas SH 3 3?; Canada Southern 55?; 05h' Chesapeake &. Ohio C3'i 23? C, C, O&Stl.. &yt 35X hbYt 11314 34 7i 351.5 Chicago, Bur & yuincy. . ChIcago& N V 'ChicagoGas.. C.M&St.Paul C,R, I&Pacifie Consolidated Gas Delaware & Hudson General Electric Illinois Central Lake Shore v. Louisville & Nashville.. .. Metropolitan Traction... Manhattan Elevated..... Michigan Central Missouri Paclllc M, K&T,pfd....- National Lend Co New Jcrsev Central New Yorlc Central. Xorthern Pacific Northern Pacific, pfd ... . Ontario &AVcstern PaclllcMall Phihi & Heading Southorn Hallway, pfd . Texn-s Paclllc, Tennessee Coal and Iron Union Paclllc U S Lentner, pfd "Wabash, nfd ioj van ioi 10254 l2Si 129 12o 128f 96 97 96M C63 93J4 95Ji (GJi 03?i 81 M4 Bl1' 0I5 185 JM lS8?i I93J4 113 113 112 my. 87i'. 3S? 37J4 38tf 104? 105-U 1013U 103?i 191 I917S Id 191 595i 60 695-i 60 1C3H tfit I60J4 1W IWU mi( Itafi 117 i 113 I13 113 113 S2jS S3V, 32I S3U 37 39H 37 3Sii 35 35ft 33 33;i H5VS 97 9555 97 117& 118?,' I17?s 118? 20Ji S!6& 26JS 26 tJ8, 67 e57i C6h 17 17'$ 17 17', 31 W 32 3i 32 '-'lit 21?t -1!S 215 32M 32J 32Jf 3i?g 12$ 12JJ 13 Ji t2'. 24 K 25 24 24 H 31'i 3415 ' Ml' C53i 65? 65U 65J 18J.4 18J 184 iSitf 9151 92,'i Vl?i W?i AVestcrn Union Tel U12 Ex. ulv., l's per cent After Monday's slump,when the news that Spain had apologized came, the natural result was, of course, a reac tion. That it did not make any better progress is to be wondered at. The re lief was great, as many had been of the opinion that most serious complications might be the outcome of the .De Lome letter. The thing that happened was that prices went up almost to where they were before the raid of Monday. The danger of the situation is not over by any means yet, and the public knows this, despite the bull talk of the Administration people. It would seem most unlikely that any advances should occur until the atmosphere is much clearer than it is now. There are many who believe that there will be a drop to-day. There was in the very last of the market yesterday an absence of pool support and an easing off that looked that way. j There is probably no truth in the ru mors of aji increas6 of the dividend in Leather preferred. ' ,- The market was devoid of any sig nificant features. News outside of the statement of the reactiqh to a stronger feeling is hard to find. There was none of the fine manipulaltion'in the Tararaa nys and other specialties. that has push- cd up the prices and given the whole market a. fictitious appearance of strength. These people are afraid to tcol with the situation. The largest attraction of the day was Burlington, and it was noticeable that all the attention was not paid to tne bull side by any means. There was a rumor out late in the day that the divi dend will not be increased to-day, after all. This was not Credited to any great extent. There is no good reason to buy the stock, however. There was considerable strength shown In the Vanderbilt group all day. The situation with regard to these properties is unchanged, and lt is prob able that there is no significance in the rally except as rellecting the gen eral relief. The-rotten manipulation of Metropol itan Traction may be continued, but it is probable that the public will draw conclusIon& from the remarkable weak ness of the stock Monday that will make them shy. of lt for a long time. As the public is -what the manipulation is meant to reach, this would surely mean that the pool support would disappear. Tlie result would be the loss of tbe whole or nearly all, at least, of the gain during the boom. At a special meeting of the Hock Isl and stockholders yesterday, at which over three-fourths of the stock was represented, there was a unanimous vote ratifying the action of the direct ors In regard to refunding the mort gage debt. New 4 per cent, bonds will now be Issued. The talk of a resumption of the divi dend of Louisville and Nashville In Ju ly is still heard. This is no indication of its truth, of course, and there is really no reason to believe that any such thing will happen. The showing for the last six months lias been less satisfactory than any other in roads of equal importance. Carley, Stokes & Co. are thought to have bought heavily of AVestern Union yesterday. There were several 500 sbare orders that looked like theirs. Washington Stock Kxchnnue. Sales-Washington Light Infantry, lfct, fl's, $300 at 05. Washington Loan and Trust, 10 at l.'IO 1-8; 10 at LJO. Capital Traction, 20 at 70; 110 at 70 1-8. Metropoli tan Kallro.nl, 10 nt 12". Washington Ga-i, 150 at -18 .'-8: 25 at 18 l-l; CO at 4S. United States Electric Light, 10 at 108 3-i. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone, 10 at 58. Anierlcan Uraphoptioue, preferred, 20 at 1 5 o-S. Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 2.B0O at .'JO cents". 300 at .'11 cents. Mergenthalcr Linotype, 1 0 at 115 7-8: 10 at 1 16. After call Capital Traction, 220 at 7G l-l. Bid. Asked US4..SK1S0.-QJ 1127; 113?i US4'sC HWQJ 114H H5 US 4's, 192.3 !; 123 US5's.lC01QF uy, Ui IJISTItlCT Ol COI.UJIDIA 1SONDS, 1E593'";, "20-year funding" 101JJ ti'a 19CU "30-year funding," sold.... 110 7'sl901, 'IVuter stock" currency 7's 1903, "Water stock" currency Funding" currency, 3-3.7S 11.3U MI.'-CKI.I.AKCOCS I10XDS. Met R R 5's. 1923 H8l MetKKCunvfl'-j 121 123 Metit It Cert Indebtedness, A.... 125 MetKR Cert.' Indebtedness, B.... 114 Hell K K o's, 1921 50 EckluKton R It 6'i, 1SJ3-1911 95 Columbia K R fl' 1914 121 WasiiGas Co,5er A. 6 190-"-'27.. lit Wash Ga-i Co. set- B, 6 lf0l-'29. . . 114 U S Electric Light, Debenture Imp.M and X 101 Chcsand Pot Tel o's 1895-1911 101 Am Sec &Tr .V.s F and A, 1900.. 100 Am See & Tro's, A and 0, 1935.... 103 WaMi Market Co lstfi's, 19J9-191I, 7,OoO retired annually 110 Wash Jlurket Co Imp O's l-27. . 110 Wash Market Co exfu 8's, I14-27. 110 Slavonic Hall Aoeialion 5's, 190i 103 Wash Light Ift 1st '!. 1901 93 NATIO.VAI. BANK STOCK. 1W 70 103 no 1074: Bank of Washington Metropolitan Central (new stock) -Farmers and Mechanics., Second Citizens Columbia Canitul West Knd Traders Lincoln .. a36 .. 133 .. 185 .. 145 .. 140 .. 134 .. 125 .. 105 .. 95 .. 115 150 Vcd" J.T) 10J 118 SVKE OEPOS1T AXD TRUST COM PAXIR Nat, Safe Denosil and Trust 113;; Wash Loan and Trust 129!-; 130Ji 155 Amer Security and Trust.. 149 49 v ash aafu Deposit llAII.nOAD STOCKS. Capital Traction Co 7!i 704 Metropolitan 120 l'ii Columbia -. OS 75 US AND ELEOTUIC LIGHT STOCKS. Washington Gas 4?i GeorKtown Gas. -JC U. S. Electric Light 108 INSURANCE STOCKS. Firemen's 30 Fratiklln 33 Metropolitan 70 Corcoran W) Potomac 63 Arlington ISO German American Ib5 National Union 10K Columbia 11 Riggs 7?i People's fi.'i Lincoln 9i Commercial "" too" ny. Hi TITLE INSURANCE. Real Kstate Title Columbia Title Wash. Title District Title TELEPHONE STOCKS. Pennsylvania Chesapeake and Potomac. American Graphophone American Graphophone pfd Pneumatic Gun Carriage E0 47i 2.'f 39 51 15.5; 15J .33 87 5f -IS 5h;j 157i 16. .31 U6)3 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Mergentlialer Lluotype. 146 Lanston Monotype 16 "Washington Market 1" GreatFalllce 110 Nor. & Wash. Steamboat Lincoln Hall 100 WJIEA.T 3IAI1KET CORN EKED. I?rlee Up Yesterday und the Future Only n Conjecture. Chicago, Feb. 15. Wheat sold up l?ic. today. The range was 9S:Jga99 for May. The market, as it stands, is prac tically cornered, and where it Avill sell is simply a matter of conjecture. Tlie bulls control the stock of cash wheat here, and it is moving out. They are also supposed to be long S.000,000 or more. This condition gives the shorts a poor chance. July receipts at Liver pool for three days were only SS,000 bushels. Clearances at the seaboartj were 451,000 bushels, mostly in the shape of flour. Chicago Grain and l'rovision Alnrket. Corrected dally by V. U. Hibb3 & Co., members or the New York Stock ExcUance. 1427 F street. Wheat: Open High Low Clo"?. May 087a tO'i w; 99?E'-;j July t5 t6? i5?i K5Ji Corn: May SO", 31 30,' 30?i-7 July SIJ4 S2)i 31 3l,-3i Oats: May ..'.". 26S 27'$ 20Zf Zi)i-U July 21J 5 L'l, 'Jl?a Pome: 1 1 . . May 11.05 11.35 11.05 11.13 July Liitc:'1' " '- May .''.'..... 5.25 5.27 5.17 5.20 July ...- Spake Kibs: May 5.37 5.10 5.32 5.32 July "...5.12 5.42 5.10 5.40 New York Cotton Market. Open High Low Clos. March 5.95 G.00 5.95 6.00 May G.03 6.08 6.01 U.07 June 6.06 6.11 6.06 6.11 July 6.0D 0.14 fi.OJ O.li PE-RU-NA Cures Catarrh. 1 liruk'jrists" sell it. fe7-tf THE SKILLFUL SPECIALIST 1 AND HIS GREAT DISCOVERY zm&z msmtoZzgz&Bstoi,... ,ym, -. ' 9 iiImI nrnr Irailf The Eminent Physician and Scientist Who Was Proved That All Kidney, Bladder and Uric Acid Troubles Can Be Cured You May Have a Sample Bottle of the Great Discovery Sent Free by Mail. As we are by nature subject to many diseases, tlie only way to guard against all stampedes on our health is to make a Ftudy of our own physical self. If. a peculiar pain attacks you, try to locate its origin and discover which organ of the body is of attention. sick and in need If the kidneys are at fault and in al most every case in the failing- of our health they are look well to their res toration to health and strength. They are the great filters of our body, and consequently, the purity of the blood is entirely dependent on their cleansing powers. If the kidneys are not in a perfectly clean and healthy condition, the blood becomes impregnated with impurities and a decay of the kidneys soon takes place. If your desire to relieve your self of water increases, and you find it necessary to arise many times during bleeping hours, your kidneys? are sick. As they reach a more unhealthy stage, a scalding- and irritation takes place as the water Hows, and pain or dull ache In the back makes you miserable. If the water, xvhen allowed to remain undisturbed for twenty-four hours. , forms a settling or sediment, you are in ' the grasp of most serious kidnev or , bladder disorder. If neglected now the disease advances until the face looks pale or sallow. , puffy or dark circles under the eyes. 1 COiU'LETE TIIEIH UCSIXESS. The Pns-i'imur and Ticket Agents l.enving for Home. The business which brought the mem bers of the Railway Passenger and Ticket Agents Association of the coun try here that of urging action in Congress for the passage of an anti ticket scalping bill, having been com pleted, they are beginning to depart for their homes. The New England Association met at the Arlington at 10 o'clock yesterday with President X. E. Weeks in tho chair. The meeting was largely attend ed, and resolutions were passed favor ing anti-scalping legislation. A tele gram was received from the associated board of trade of Boston, favoring the bill. The Boston board of trade repre sents over 3,000 business houses of that city. The Central. Western and Trunk Line Tratfic Association met in joint session at the Arlington for the pur pose of arranging seaboard excursions for the year. This work Is both ted ious and difficult, and the greater part of the afternoon was devoted to the matte.. TO CURE A COLD IX OXE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if Itf ails to cure. 2Gc. The gen line has L. B. Q. on each tablet. Heurich's is. unequnlcd as a tonic. FINANCIAL. The National Safe Deposit Savings and Trust Company of the District or Columbia, COR. 15TH ST. AND NEW 10 RK AVE. Chartered by Special Act of Congress Jan. 1807. und Acts of Oct.. 1S90. Feb.. 1892. oc20-t Washington Loan & Trust Co. OFFICE, COR. flTII ANT) F STS. PAID UP CAPITAL. ONE MILLION. Loans In any amount mada on ap- proved real estate or collateral, at reasonable rates. Interest paid upon denosltson daily balances subject to check. This company acts as executor, ad- mlnistrator, trustee, auent, treasurer, registrar, and in all other fiduciary capacities. lkixes for rent In burj-lar and firc- proof rails for safe deposit and storage of valuable packages. JOHN J 01' EDSON President JOHN A. SWOPE -,.Vice President ELLIS 8PKAK 2d Vice President JOHN It. CARMOD1 Treasurer ANDREW PARKER Secretary JOHN L. WEAVER Real Estate Officer W. B. HIBBS & CO., BANKERS and BttOKFRS. Members New York BtocL Fxcuanue. 1427 F Street. Correspondents o I.ADENBTJHG. THAUiA X & CO , Now lorU. the feet swell, and sometimes the heart acts badly. There is no more serious menace to health and strength than any derange---ment of the kidneys. Swamp-Root is the great discovery of Dr. Kilmer, the eminent ohvsician and I specialist, and will be found just what Is needed in cases of kidney and blad j der disorders and L'rie Acid trouble 1 due to weak kidneys, such as catarrh of the bladder, gravel, rheumatism and Bright's Disease, which is the worsi. form of kidney disease. It corrects inability to hold water and. promptly overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to go often during the day and to get up man times during the night. The mild and the extraordinary tMect of this great remedy is soon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures, and is dispensed by druggists in fifty-cent and one dollar bottles. So universally successful is Swamp Root in quickly curing even the most distressing cases, that to prove its won derful merits you may have a sample , bottle and a book of valuable informa- tion, both eent absolutely free by mail upon receipt of three two-cent stamps to cover cost of postage on the bottle. Kindlv mention The Morning Times when sending your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Einghamton, X. T. Copyright, 1395 Dr. Kilmer & Co CONSL'IEHS WILL NOT OlMKfT. War of Coffee M-n Keult in Frac tional Hrdnctlons in Prices. New York. Feb. 15. The coffee war which has been in progress for some months between the "Woolson Spico Company, of Ohio, and Arbuckle Broth ers, of this city, resulted today in an other cut in" prices. The Woolsons made a reduction of one-half a cent a pound on coffee in some of the AVest ern States, and the Arbuckles prompt ly met the reduction. I have given Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a fair test and consider it one of the very best remedies for croup that I have ever found. One dose has always been sufficient, although I use it freely. Any cold my children con tract yields very readily to this medi cine. I can conscientiously recom mend it for croup and colds in chil dren. George E. "Wolff, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Fernandina, Fla. Sold by Henry Evans, Wholesale and Re tail Druggist, 938 F street and Connec ticut avenue and S street northwest and 142S Maryland avenue northeast. . FINANCIAL. YVM. B. GTTKLEY. J. V. BAIiKOSS GURLEY & BARRQSS, BANKERS AND BROKERS, 1335 F ST. Member? of Washington Stock Exchange. Xew Yorlc Correspondents HUNTER, COOPER & CO., Members of New York Stock Exchange. STOCKS, BONDS AXD LOCAL Securities Boucht anil Sold C'ah or Manila. Iriv.'jt wire to New York. Telephone 330. f el 0-1 Os CARSON & MACARTNEY, Members of tho New l'ork Stock Ex change. 1419 F St.. Glover Building. Corresiiondents of Messrs. Mcore c Scbler. No. 80 Broadway. Bankersaml Dealers in Government ltond. Deposits. Exchange. Loans. Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all Becurities listed on the oxchanzes of New York. Philadelphia. Boston and Baltlmoro bougnt and sold. A Bpecialty made of investment securi ties. District Bonds and all local Rail road. Gas, insurance and Telepnone fatccfc dealt in. American Bell Telephone Stocl: boughd and sold. ' rnaia-tf-eru American Security and Trust Co MONEY TO LOAN, f Tbl3 company has money to lean C on listed collateral securities at C lowest rate of Interest. C J. liELL, President- Money to Loan At 5 Per Cent, fm teal estate la D. C; no delay: term reasonable. HE1SKKLT. & McLEHAN, Jj9-tf-eru 1008 F aU jnw. NOTICE Persons holding real estate trust bonds issued br the WnxhlnKtoit Loan anil Trust Company, which are called to be paid May 1, 18US. can, have, Ktmc cashed at once, with accrued luterest, by sending them to the- office of. the com pany .INO. JOY EDSON, President. " felG-2t