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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1898.
5PMI5H OiVEBS 1ST WDBR Evidence of tlie Use of a Torpedo May Bo Destroyed. GENERAL LEE'S PREDICAMENT The Peculiar SlJjnin ounce of Cant. Signer's Words in Heuurd to "avy Departuieut Telep-aius No Private rallies Allowed to Dive 2Cenr the AVreck of tlie Maine. Key Wcist. Feb. IS. The captain of a steamer from Havana, which arrived here today, says Unit the Spanish au thorities have a number of divers con stantly at work on the wreck of the Maine, ostensibly recovering the bodies of the crew. A cordon is maintained around the wreck to prevent persons other than authorized government repre sentatives from close approach, and the captain does not believe that private parties would be permitted to engage in diving near the Maine under any Ir cuuisutrces. Fear Is entertained by persons who are watching the policy of the Administration in regard to the Maine disaster, and who sire familiar with Spanish method., that by the time the American divers -have reached Havana harbor, mny evi dences of the tise of a torpedo to blow up the vessel will have been destroyed. In addition to the above dispatch from Key West. Havana and Madrid advices yesterday, together with those received from Gen. l-.ee, described the work of divers who were taking the bodies out of the wreck. Xo American divers were ex pected to arrive until yesterday afternoon at the earliest, and it is pointed out by thoi-c who advance the theory mentioned above that the divers engaged in the work already had, in all probability, in structions from the Spanish authorities to take care that no tell-tale evidence should be left in the vicinity of the sunken battleship if it could possibly be removed. Then. toov Havana dispatches received yesterday afternoon said that neither Cant. Sigsbee nor Gen. Lee had asked of the authorities permlshi5n to inspect the work being done. This is regarded here as being significant. It is believed by per sons who are familiar with the sentiment in regard to Americans existent in Ha vana that Gen. Lee, Cupt. Sigsbee and all other Americans in that city are in great danger. A New York newspaper printed a Mory yesterday to the effect that the Spaniards understood the cipher used by tlie American Government, and that if this were not the case, no cipher dis patches from Gen. Lee would ever reach here. A fact not generally ngticed is that Capt. Sigsbee has never referred to the disaster as an accident, nor has lie even hinted at such a possibility. One sen tence of ids cable message of yesterday created suspicion at the Navy Department that messages to him had not all been received. The sentence referred to is: "It Is believed that all of the department tfleprrams have reached me." The idea that CapL Sigsbee would have written this had he so believed is scouted hy many persons in the department who have handled his messages. It is con sidered by them as being a direct intima tion that he has not received all of the telegrams sent, and it is asserted that had he received them, such a htatement would have been superfluous. Among even the most conservative, fears are felt for the personal safety of the Americans in Havana city. That they are at Spain's mercy, it is said, can not be doubted for a moment. Neither Gen. Lee nor Capt. Sigsbee could leave Havana at present, and only by the most careful and conservative line of action can they assure their own tafefy. Till-: STHEKT EXTENSIONS. The Ituiirovt'iueiit Authorized by the Senate District Committee. The Senate District Committee yester day ordered favorable'reports on a num her of amendments referred to it. Among them -were the following: ?1C000 for the Improvement of Sixteenth street extended! from Florida avenue to Morris street; $10,000 for the grading and regulating of Kenetaw avenue and Park road from Sixteenth street extended to Kllngle Ford toad; 110,000 for the paving of Kenesaw avenue from Thirteenth to Fourteenth Street. The Penrose amendment in regard to the use of the Welsbach lights in certain residence streets will not be -reported because the Commissioners have an ap--propriation of $300 in the District bill for thih purpose. The experiment in the use ef this light will be made on Connecticut avenue north of Farragut Square. Tlie bill to prevent electrolysis was re ferred to Senator Bacon as a subcom mittee. Tlie amendment appropriating $30,000 for the commencement of the Massachu setts avenue bridge was ordered to lie favorably reported. Tlie bill relating to the acquisition of certain lands in Woodley Park as a part of the Zoo was referred to Mr. Proctor as a subcommittee. , Senate resolution authorizing the Com missioners to amend the health ordi nances was referred to Mr. Gallinger for report. The resolution appropriating $2,000 for a plan for the reclamation of the Anacostia Hats was ordered to be favorably reported to the Committee on Appropriations. The nominations of Conrad H. Weiss, if Anacostia, to be justice of the peace to bticceed the late Carroll W. Smith, and of Francis Carroll Mattingly. to succeed Judge Scott, were ordered to be favorably reported. An Invitation was received from the District Medical Society asking the com mittee to :ttend a meeting Wednesday night and hear the report of the com mittee on public health, water supply, sewerage and reclamation of the Ana costia flats Members of the Senate Com mittee will attend if they can. A communication was also received from the Northeast Cllzcns' Association calling attention to the fact that in the hill for the equipment of the Eckington lines with underground electricity the North Capitol street spur was omitted. Tlie committee does not intend that the company shall be forced to continue the operation of this link. TO IH2 VICTIM NO. 2. nuttier Warship.lt Is Snid, Will Go to Unvuna. Secretary Long yesterday confirmed the story that another vessel is to be rent to Havana. He would not state the date of its departure. It is believed that the New 'York has been chosen, will start, and it may al ready he on Its way. Secretary Long says that the vessel will be sent simply in the same way that the Maine wi, "on a friendly vis.it," and without any reference to the disaster to the Maine- A Curio. . (From the Richmond Times.) The leadership of the Marine Band will hereafter be recognized as the only ob In Washington -ever refused. FUNERALS IN HAVANA. Official lleports of Yesterday's j Ce rornon rj Itecalled. ! r-miKii General Lee and Cant. Sigsbee sent a. number of telegrams to the State and Navy Departments yesterday con taining careful official stories of the funeral of the Maine seamen, and of the participation of the Spanish officials at Havana. Early .in the day Capt. Sigs bee's long report of the day was received' as follows: 1 Havana. Fe"b. IT. Secretary of the Navy, Washington: Nineteen of the Maine dead were bur led this afternoon with great civil, ec clesiastical, military and naval ccrcmo nles".and, with all Ihe resources of Ha vana brought into requisition. The Span ish government, under' express direc tions of Cen. Blanco. th Bishop of Ha vana. Gen. 1'arrado, and Admiral Man terola, and the mayor of Havana, took complete charge of all arrangements. The bodies were llrst laid In state in the building of the city government of Ha vana, -where they were covered with flo ral and other emblems suitable to the occasion, which were presented by olli clals and other persons of Havana, of all shades of political oplnioiu They were escoited to the cemetery by representa . lives of all the military, naval and civil organizations, and foreign consular of ficers, and. through a vast concourse of people. Gen. Lee and mysqlf and officers and men of the Maine who were here, together with Lieut. Commander Cowles and mem bers of the Fern's crew, were given spe cial carriages and conveniences. Ground for the burial of all the Maine's dead has been presented by Gen. Blanco and the Bishop of Havana. The utmost re spect has been shown. I am informed by the authorities that this is the sec ond instance only of such a demonstra tion having been shown to foreigners in the history of Havana. It is inconceiv able that a greater demonstration could Iihva he-en made to me liersonally. A great number of people have expressed sympathy for the Maine and for the United States Government and people. The remainder of the dead must, per force, he buried with brief ceremony, which will be conducted by ourselves, but, the "care and preparations of the re mains will be under the direction of the Spanish authorities. About forty In addition to those bur ied, have come ashore today. Very few are now recognizable. Even in the case of some of those who are hurt, but lived, recognition was ditllculL I have not for a moment lost sight of the grief of the families and friends of the members of my crew, but I beg the department to explain to them that it is impracticable, in fact impossible, to semi oodles home. Facilities are lacking, and embalming is necessary to secure shipment, even un der the most favorable circumstances. Embalming is only imperfectly done here. Will wire all case of identification. 1 maintain organization among my small force here, but it can be well understood that the execution of the work of which we are charged, Is one of much detail and difficulty of execution. It is believed that all the department's telegrams have reached me. 1 am deep ly 'grateful for the helpful sentiments and directions telegraphed by the Presi dent and department. I have the earn est help of all the oflicers of the Maine now here, which was to have been ex pected under all circumstances. A pre vious telegram sent today gives the names of those buried by tlie Spanish authorities. Tlie flags of all vessels.naval and mer chant, have been at half-mast yesterday and today. Shall send Mangrove back to Key "West tomorrow with eight wound ed from the hospital. Will wire names later. Dr. Clendennlng. of the Army, will remain with tlie wounded. Assist- j ant Surgeon Spear also came by Man- grove, but will be detained here on i board Fern to accompany others of the wounded when they are ready to be I moved. I Will put some divers at work tomorrow. I Divers requested of Admiral Sicard will be here Saturday morning by Olivette. I Recovery of Maine's, battery, etc. im I practicable, except by regular wrecking j outfit. j (Signed.) SIGSBEE. I Later in the day Capt. Sigsbee sent the following: Sprrrtjry of tlie Navy: With t-oiiul j;encrul and Cowl, commander of Uio transport Pern. iited Captain Gem-rsil Illnuco today, and other chiefs of civil, mili tary jnrt naval branches of the government, and j returned (hanks for the CTeat demonstration of I sympathy je-stirdaj, for their continued care of 1 tlie dead, and for other olfiees now lciiig evr , cimhI in our behalf, Itecched .idditioii.il jwsnr j .mce- of -ympathy and de-ire to help. Spanish ! authorities feel the situation aeuteh. I hae promised to maintain oflicial character of all woik oi tiie wreck of the iljine. No friction anyulicie. SIGSBEE. Still later the following came: To Secretary of Hip Naty: So far. 123 have Imtji buried. Identification cry difficult. Will wire names of identified later. MGS.P.KK. '. Capt. Sigsbee also sent word that so far only thirteen of the dead have been identified, as follows: J. H. Dierking, drummer: .lames A. Graham, chief yoe man; William A Tinsman, landsman; J. F. Brown, sergeant: Eldon II. Mero. chief machinist: Harry J. Keys, ordinary sea man; Owen Sheridan, fireman second class; Patrick Gaffrey. fireman, first class; William Cosgrove, fireman second class: .Joseph Seery, fireman first class; Charles P. Galpin, private marine; Michael Kane, coal passer, and Carl A. Smith. Gen. Lee's telegrams were as follows: To Assistant Secretary of State: Great popular demonstration at funeral e;tr day. Militan. naval, fiiemen and civil orcanizi lions generally repi e-ented. llisliop of Havana, (Jtii. 1'jrrodal next in command to owenior general; autononiKtic cabinet, civil goclor. niai-or and other prominent persons walked in pro cession part of route, in accordance with cus tom, to testify sympathy, forty bodies buiied. Many coming to surfjeo water -ince. but now dithcull to reeognire. Will be buried with re ligious fcerviecs as -ollcetcd. L1IE. To Assistant Secretary of State: Scventy-lluc-e lodies. Maine seamen, in coffins' waiting "burial, in addition to forty buiied yes terday. LKK. Tlie tender Bache of the coast survey left Key "West last night with the divers on board, who will aid in the inquiry as to tlie cause of the Maine wreck. WOHKING DAY AND NIGHT. Immense Shipments of Projectile for Fortifications. Beading, Pa., Feb. IS. There is extraor dinary activity in all departments of the Carpenter Steel Works. Information to the general public Is denied by express orders of the Government, but sufficient was learned at the works today to war rant the statement that these are the busiest days In the history of the works. The plant is turning out steel projec tiles for the United Slates Government made by the Carpenter process. At this time nearly 300 men are employed, work ing every day and three nights each week. The pay roll Is larger than ever before. Yesterday and today three heats were made Instead of two per day. as heretofore. Two shipments of big. projec tiles have already been made this week of C0.O00 pounds each. They consisted of five, six and eight-inch shells for coast fortifications on the Atlantic seaboard. Some of these shells were ordered a few months ago. but the larger shells now being turned out are on "hurry orders" recently received from the department. The recent carloads were consigned to Brooklyn and Staten Island. Many tons of these Carpenter projec tiles went down with the Maine in Ha vana harbor. Recent rules adopted about the works allow no visitor in the mechanical de partments of the establishment- and se crecy is enjoined "upon all employes. Unlike the People. (From the Toledo Bee.) The authorities at Washington don't seem to be "so very indignant over the De Lome epitode after all. WORDS OP SYMPATHY. Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Korea and China Express Regret. The following messages of condolence were received yesterday by the Secretary of State: Legation of Chile, Washington, February 17, 1S9S. Mr. Secretary: The government Jindk people of Chile sincerely takepart in' the sentiments of profound grief which have been aroused in the Government and peo ple ofMhc United States by the news of tlie tragic and calamitous destruction of the war vessel Maine, and by the loss of so many valuable lives. Your excellency's faithful and obedient servant. DOMINGO GANA. Legation of Costa Rica, Washington. February 17. 1898. Sir: Being deeply touched by the terri ble news of the destruction 0"f the United States war steamer Maine, with the loss of many lives and the injury of a con siderable number of persons belonging to the crew of said steamer, I desire to express to Your Excellency, faithfully in terpreting the sentiments of my govern ment, the deepest and most sincere sym pathy on account of this occurrence, which was as dreadful as it was unex pected. J. B. CALYO. Legation of Peru, ' - Washington. February 17, 19S. Sir: 1 perform the duty of expressing to the United States Government the senti ments of condolence and sympathy of the government of Pirn, together with my own, on account of the catastrophe which has befallen the war steamer Maine and the loss of the lives of so many citizens of "the United Stntes. Peru, which considers all the republics j of this continent as her sisters, laments tneir misiortunes ami iceis wiem as muc Ooes her own. The grief, therefore, which now alllicts the great republic Is also ours. A'ICTOR EGUIGUREN. Legation of Korea, Washington, February 17, 18955. Sir: 1 hereby desire to express on behalf of his majesty the Emperor and the gov- eminent of Korea sympathy with the United States on the loss of the battle ship Maine and so many brave-officers and men. Accept, sir, with my highest considera tion, CHIN POM YE. Chinese Legation. v Washington, February 17, 189S. Sir: I have the honor to exprs tho sin cere sympathy of my government with tlie Government and people of the United States on account of the deplorable "flis astcr which has befallen' the Maine. I may add that 1 was shocked to hear of the terrible catastrophe, and 1 deeply sympathize with the families of the un fortunate victims. Accept, sir, the renewed assurance of my highest consideration. WU TING FANG. Colorado Springs, Col. Secretary of the Navy: Allow me to express deepest sympathy for the great .calamitv which has befallen your navy. COUNT GOETJ5EN, Military Attache. German Legation. London. England. The lord conunisfcioners of the admiral ty desire to convey to you from the of ficers and men 'of" her majesty's navy an expression of their sympathy on the oc casion of the disaster, to the 5131110, in volving such great loss of life. ADMIRALTY. . Legation or 'Ecuador. New York, Feb. IT, I89S. Mr. Minister: This legation having been informed of- the terrible catastrophe which occurred at Havana, owing to the destruction, by an explosion, of the American war vessel. Maine, and of the consequent loss of so many valuable lives that were devoted to the service and defense of their coun try, the undersigned presents to the American Government and people, through you, an expression of the deep est and most sincere sympathy on ac count of this irreparable disaster, which has filled the entire world with horror. Ecuador, being a loyal friend of the United States of America, cannot do otherwise than be among the first to de plore this unfortunate occurrence, and I therefore beg you to inform the Presi dent of the Republic that both the Presi dent of Ecuador and the Ecuadorian peo ple join, with ail their hearts, in this of ficial expression of condolence, for they consider this lamentable occurrence as a veritable family misfortune to the na tions of this hemisphere. With senti ments of high consideration. 1 am, your obedient and faithful servant. L. F. CARBO. Hon. John Sherman, Secretary of State. Melbourne. The President of the United States, Washington. Sir: The premiers of New South Wales. Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and AVestern Australia, at present attending the fedeial convention In Melbourne, have just received intelligence" of the total de struction of the United States ship of war Maine and of many of her crew in the harbor of Havana. AYe desire to con vey through you to the people of the American nation and especially to the relatives of those stricken down by this calamity a fraternal message of condol ence and sympathy from the people of our colonies. Signed by request. G. H. READ. Premier of New South Wales. A Monument to Heroic Head. Mr. Quay offered a joint resolution in tlie Senate yesterday permitting the erec tion of a monument in Washington to the Union soldiers and sailors and ma rines of tlie war of the rebellion by the National Reunion Monument Association. The monument is to be erected on such Government reservation as may be design nated by the Secretary of War. Mr. Ward L. Smith, of Fredericks! own. Mo., was troubled with chronic diarrhoea for over thirty years. He had become fully satisfied that it was only a question of a short time until he would have to 'give up. He had been treated by some of the best physicians in Europe and America, but got no permanent relief. One day he picked up a newspaper and chanced to read an advertisement of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar rhoea Remedy. He got a bottle of it, the first dose helped him and its continued use cured him. For sale by Henry Evans, Wholesale and Retail Druggist, 938 F street and Connecticut avenue and S street northwest and H2S Maryland ave nue northeast. ONE DOLLAR Per Visit lu. our only charge, all medicines and services Included. Young Men, Middle Age or Old Men, Suffering from excesses ond errors ot youth, overwork or mental worry, and troubled with Nervous Debility, Loss of Memory, Bashfulncss, Confusion ot Ida& Headache. Dizziness, Palpitation ot the Heart, Weak Back, Dark Circlet Around tha Eyes, Pimples on the Face, Lom of Bleep, Tired Feeling in the Morning-, Evil Forebodings, Dull. Stupid, Aversion to Society, no Ambition, Bod Taste In tbe Mouth. Dreams and Night Losses. Deposits In the TJriue, Frequent urination, sometimes accompanied with slight burning. Kidney Troubles, or any Disease ot the Genito urinary Organs, can hoio find an honest, are, and speedy curs. VARICOCELE CURED AT ONCE WITHOUT OPERATION. The National Medical and Surgical Institute, 7 1 7 Fourteenth St. N. W. OFFICE HOURS P a.m. to 8 p. m.'.&UD toyt, 10 a. in. to 1 p. m. Consultation fra and invited at offlos or by letter. Hij r ZOLATHREATENEDBYAMOB Ki Intense Excitement Prevails Through out Paris. COUNT ESTEttHiZY DESTINES The rroutifilinRM Wefe I)u.rreu of Iti'suite, Hut Sufficiently Dramatic to Sustain Interj-Ht ierclless Fire of Accusing: Question Uy 31. Cleniciiccnu-OvnUmto Esierliazy (Special Cable-Copi righted.)' rails, Feb. IS. It was-a day of dram atic situations and intense exqitcment in tlie Zola trial, but the proceedings were absolutely barren" of results in tlie shape of fresh revelations. The piece of secret evidence which three generals' of the army solemnly assured the court leaves no doub't of Dreyfus's guilt is still as mysterious as Gen. Pellleux's testimony left it yesterday. The witnesses endeav ored to convey the impression that this paper was discovered after Dreyfus was condemned, but the opinion is universal that this is a mere subterfuge in order to escape the allegation that this is the secret document which was submitted privately to the Dreyfus court-martial. Everybody, in fact, is convinced that this is tlie actual paper which rendered Drey fus's condemnation void, according to the rules of evidence of every civilized tribunal. The defence has not yet put the direct question whether this is the fact, but will presumably do ho tomorrow when the general will again appear. An answer will umiuestlonably be refused. When Count Esterhazy was at tlie bar there was presented one of tlie most ex traordinary scenes ever witnessed in a court of justice. He is an excitable, un scrupulous, reckless man, one of the most notorious rogues in Paris, yet he has a striking, prepossessing military fig ure and is well .preserved, considering his manner of life and his llfty-flve years. His brother officers feared that lie would Indulge in a violenoutbrcak, and es pecially as be has been threatening the wholesale slaughter of his enemies. He has particularly .sworn to kill Mathieu Dreyfus on slglif. General Pel lieux stopped him in tho corridor of the court before the session opened and begged if lie bnd a revolver in his pocket to deliver it to him. Ehterbazy replied: "If 1 have I promise-nsr'ilb1 use it." Gen. Pellieu.v also stTil advised him not to reply to the'quefcuonjjjput to him. Count Esterhazy preserved a certain amount of sang froid during 51. Clemen ceau's merciless lire of accusing ques tions, eacli one of which was an indict ment of high treason. The witness, after the first four or live questions, turned hi.--back on M. Clemenceau, cliftched the bar and faced tlie jury. His expressions was supercilious and indifferent'. He offered to answer any questions by the president or Jurymen, but none ius put. He walk ed with a certain stiff jllgnlty out of the court amid the applause of the audience. When he readied the" outside of the palace of justice thojerowd of 3.CO0 per sons who were waiting in -the rain recog nized tlie so-called martyr and gave him a great ovation. Some of the crowd rushed forward, raised him upon their shoulders and carried him to his car riage. They would have unharnessed the horses and dragged him through the streets but the police prevented them. After tlie trial Zola was surrounded by mi angry mob threatening to tear him to pieces. It was with tlie greatest diffi culty that the police were able to save him from serious bodily harm. Outbreaks are feared In the city this evening. The troops on guard, and especially the cav alry, held in reserve for mob duty, have been cautioned to hold themselves in read I nets. THE JI.V1.VB TO HE HAISKD. CoiiKrcss Appropriate 200,000 for the Purpose. Secretary Thong's suggestion that Con gress appropiiate $200, WO to be imme diately available for wq in raising the Maine, saving as much of the equipment as possible and bringing the bodies of the drowned sailors, so far as possible, home, was passed by both houses yester day. The resolution was offered in tlie Senate by Mr. Hale, and after being amended so as to authorize the use of a portion of the fund in bringing the bodies of sailors to the United States, it was pasted without a dissenting voice. Accompanying the resolution was a let ter from the Secretary, in which he call ed attention to tlie necessity for prompt action in caring for the bodies of the men and of securing as much of the valuable portions of the ship as possible. The House concurred in the resolution. Although the House was called to or der at the unusual iiour of 11 o'clock, the galleries were filled by persons, who. in spired with patriotic thoughts, hoped to see the lo"'er brancli of Congress do something of"a firm and decisive charac ter respecting Spain. They had no idea of what they expected, or, rather, what they hoped for, but, tilled with a belief that something would be done, they had congregated early and many remained until G o'clock, when the House adjourn ed, to their Intense regret, without ex pressing any opinion respecting the ex isting conditions. Mr. Boutelle, of Maine, chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs, interrupted the routine proceedings' of fhe House and asked unanimous consent' ffir tlie consid eration of the joint resolutifin appropriat ing $200,000, as suggested by Mr. Long. No party lash could havejprevented the unanimous vote. " A VOTE TO UE TAKfcN TODAY. The Dankmptey "Bill Is Debuted Another Day in' tho Hounc. Debate In the House' over the bank ruptcy bill yesterday was continued until G o'clock when the House adjourned. The discussion will be resumed today, and will last until 4 o'clock, when a vote will be taken on the amendments and afterward on the bill. ' During tho debate yesterday a dozen or more members expressed their views and it was developed that the measure was not a stiictly party one, although many Democrats expressed their belief that the bill had been prepared In the Interest of tlie great creditors in the East, and that If it should become a Jaw it would render the debtor class powerless. A-wful Experience with Heart Dis ease. That Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart works like magic, and cures is proven by the testimony of Mr. Ij. J. Law, Toronto. Can.: "1 was so sorely troubled with heart disease that I was unable for 18 months to lie down in bed lest I smother. After taking one dose of Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure, I retired and slept soundly. I used one bottle and the trouble has not returned. Sold by F. S. Williams, Ninth and -F streefs; Edmonds & Williams, Third and Pa. avenue. 5. f h f MARKET REMAINS FIRM Slight Declines in Later Dealings Showing General Pressure. Tlie Street Keenly Sensitive to Spau-'ish-Cuhuu Situation, Though Anx iety Ilnb Somewhat Abated. New York,- Feb. IS. The market today was one of irregular movements, but' the trading showed little of the feverishness that lias been present during the earlier part of the week. St. Paul was theiiota ble Instance to"day in strength, and this had a sympathetic effect elsewhere. St. Paul and Sugar Refining were the two most attractive stocks on the market. The advance In the tirst-named was on a renewal of the buying noted in tlie stock yesterday. The directors will meet o act on the spring dividend in the second week of March, and it was inferred on the street that today's advance was In antici pation of the stocks passing upon a regu lar 5 per cent basis. In Sugar the basis seemed to be for both accounts and was attributed to the increase of competition the American company must contend with when tlie new refineries sire com pleted. Another notable advance was in Union Pacillc. Denver and Gulf. The plan of leorganization is expected to be promul gated in a short time, and the steady ad vance in the securities has been in antici pation of the provision to be male for tiie present securities. The market was dull In tlie 'iter deal ings and -howed more enc.tl pressure, declines being common. New Toi-k Stock Market.. Corrected dally by V. U. llibbs & Co.. members r f,he Suvr i'ork Stock Exchange, 1-127 F atreot. Open Htgb Low ClOs- American Spirits. S'A 8V 8','s H'4 Am .Sugar Hennery ISP, J I30.U IS2i 132J4 Am. Sugar, pfd Ili'i 112?; U-'?i 112 American Tobacco AtcbLson Top. & S. F... . Atchison, Top & S F.pfd Haltimoreit Ohio.., Hay State Ga? Canada Southern Chesapeake & Ohio O. C, U&StL Cuicago, Uur & Quincy .. Chicago & N W Chicago Gas 0. M& St., Paul :. C, H, 1 A. Pacific CouollilateU Gas Den &. Uio Grande, pfd. . Erie General Electric Illinois Central Lake Shore Louisville & Nashville.. ., Metropolitan Traction.. ManhattuuiilevateU Michigan Central .Missouri Pacific M, K & T, pfd National Lead Co New Jersey Central New York Central. Northern Pacific. ...... Northern Pacific, pfd.. . Ontario & "Western Pacific Mall i'hlla & Heading Southern Hailw.iy, pfd Texas Pacific, Tennevsee Coal and Iron Union Pacific. U S Leatner, pfd Wabash, pfd heeling Jt Lake Erri,... eotcrn Union Tel MerKenthaier Ex. Div. h- itt lri'i"01 91 i:i 12X ii'A I2i 3U?B 30h 30M :)? 1054 17 10J4 !' Mi 3?; 34 3K . St 51 634 W-S 2--I15 W1. 1!U 2lk H5,'. 3.1't 25J 3iJi HMfi I0OJ, IU0 lOO'i 12(5! nVt 1'itHi 12615 UIJi 0 9I 91U 9l',i M 9IVi 95; 91 ttt 91'8 914 !'J1! 191 K 18J 180 so; 5o?i son so.'i 15 15 1411 1 l?i 3t$i 38'i S5ii 35-i toivi nn iw,i lot'.i I9J14 191 i9'A 194 5b4 5 ) 5-4" 150 I57?i I54JU' 154 if. 1 ir.Vi 115.-; Hi XUii ni'i Mm no, notf u'jjf :ci :kh 'M4 :W.i -SS-i 38 83 35 :su -Ji;; 3i? tti 06 ift 95 ii 116? I17f lIGtf lltt'i 25J I'o.'i 2oi ?, 65i C5JI (51,'i dIJi 17 IT 10', tO.'i 31 31ii 31 31?, "1 21 20i 20,-t 3t; :?; 3t, 3i' V'U ll'i 12 12 24 iU 24 2J 23 335', 3i;; 3.-?; Ci'j 45 6i',i Ui IS Hi 17,'j 18 -4 "ii 2?i 2 J 91 '4 C25 il?; 917, tlj.-i H5, 145?i 145? The manipulators continued their work yesterday in a, great effort to keep tip prices. There was again revealed the conflict between the logical tendency of the market represented by --the selling of the general public and these efforts to hold prices up at any coht. The bull in terests are terribly de.-irous of avoiding a panic over the Spanish-Cuban situation, and the cliques were out in large force all day. The result of this conflict was an Irregular and nervous market, with the balance of victory on the side of the people. The prices that went up were in general, in stocks that are easy of manip ulation, or where there was something In the news of the day tliat could be utilized by the bulls. The general mar ket showed declines. Despite this, the newspapers that fix their market "news" to suit their theories made the spasmodic strength of a few specialties do service, for their "generally better feelings" and "strong undertone" statements. Tlie news of tlie day of the Spanish situation was unimportant and uninter esting. If there Is any news coming from Havana of an official nature it Is cjuietly killed before it readies the public. There are good evidences that this is the fact. The meaning of this would be that the Administration does not intend to allow the truth to be known if it is unfavor able to the Spanish government, or In other words, if it proves that Spain blew up tlie Maine. The heavy gentlemen who control the very large movements in Wall street are, of course, aware of this. The influence to be drawn from all this is that the .slump will be avoided in the end, or at least not allowed to go very far if the program can be carried out. The trouble will not be in the market end of the deal, but in the ability of the Admin istration to keep the truth hidden. How ever, the outlook is that there will be no further large slump for a time at least, and that during the llrst days of next week there will be an advance. The street naturally took the Spanish letter at the value placed on it by the Administration. The "apology" was one of the arguments given by the street or gans early in the day for higher prices, and undoubtedly it had its effect exactly in this way. The granger stocks led the advance. There was every reason why they should. They are the best looking of all the list at tlie moment, and most entitled to a rise. The dividend statement of St. Paul given out on Thursday was excellent, one of the best in its history, and the oth ers of the group are not far behind In their appearance. Logically, their prices areHoo high already, but this has little bearing on small movements. There was an interesting rumor in the street yesterday, and it had much to confirm it, that the Standard Oil people are buying St. Paul. Their brokers were said. to be active all day yesterday in se curing the stock with as little advance as possible. "What the intention is no one seems prepared to state. Probably there is no very serious intention to take hold of the property as an Investment and for keeps. It may be that only a quick movement to take advantage of the tem porary effect of the dividend statement is intended. However, any of these the ories would seem to Indicate a small ad vance at least. The other story of the Standard Oil people yesterday was that they are sell ing out their Sugar stock. On general principles the inclination is to disbelieve this, and if one does believe Jt, to sus pect only a' speculative move' Perhaps the Rockefellers wisli only to get more Sugar at advantageous prices. The sto ries of competition that have been dwelt on so persistently for some weeks now and the hints that Congress has trouble in store for the trust are all arguments such as have been used many a time, and oft before now by tlie very best friends of Sugar. Tlie Rockefellers have too large an interest in the trust to let It go. There is no more reason to believe the rumor that the Supreme Court will hand down Its decision In the freight rate case Monday than there was earlier in the week. That story was one of the fakes put out by the industrious, "pews bu reaus" on "Wednesday and Thursday to PE-RU-NA Cures Catarrh. All druggists sell It. fe7-tf stem the tide of the Spanish-Cuban slump. The net earnings of",' the. Northern Pa cific for the second week of February will very likely show an Increase of around flOO.OOO. Dow. Jones & Co. say. They pre dict that the earnings of the road for the months of January and February will in crease $soo,ooo. New York, Feb. IS. Brad street's review tomorrow will say: Favorable features dominate the gen eral business situation as a whole, and few commercial conditions present them selves which can be regarded as in any degree disturbing. Chief among those factors which make for continued and growing strength in commercial" lines may be mentioned the renewed tendency toward advances in quotations of all sta ple articles and the steadiness of prices in other lines where Increases are not at the moment reportable. Perhaps second in the list of auspicious features is the continuance of marked activity in nearly all branches of the iron and steel trade, more particularly In the central West, where it J authoritatively reported over 90 per cent of the nitr iron furnace ca- ) pacity is in blast. The volume of dis- tributive trade shows an increase, nota bly in dry goods and groceries. At Chicago 15,000 tons of steel rails have been sold in the past two weeks. The cotton goods situation in the Kast is one of hopeful strength, owing to the strength of r;w materials, and the restriction of production, due to tlie New England mill strikes. The strength ot cottpn, Migar and lice, and the demand for iron all fa vor Southern trade. New York, Feb. IS. Dim's weekly re view of trade tomorrow will say: The dreadful disaster to the Maine lias not much affected business. Only in the stock market was an effect felt. Nothing has occurred to check the increase in production or in working force. The pro posal of a general strike In cotton mills to support the New Bedford strikers does not thus far seem likely to meet much response. An advance of 10 per cent in wages by some big mines is expected to be general throughout the lake region, excepting the Mesaba district, and prices of ore from the other- ranges this year have ber-n advanced 13 per cent. Wheat has advanced and cotton held its advance; money markets are untrou bled: merchandise exDorts exceeded Im ports in January by $.",CSC,."r:S, and in the past six months by 100,407,042; the cus toms and internal revenue in seventeen days of February are more than 52,300, 000 larger than in the same part of Jan uary, and the $3,."0,COO imports at gold in January' are already exceeded this month. AV'heat has risen 3 3-1 cents, and exports continue so heavy that material advance is natural. The iron output February 1, with re ports of stocks on hand not held by the, great steel companies, indicates consump tion at least 3,000 tons per week greater in January than the previous maximum attained in November, 1SS5. The produc tion Is at present greater than consump tion. Railroad earnings in February have been 12.3 per cent larger than last year, but 2.4 per cent less than in 1SS2. the main decrease being in coal carriers. Gold payments by the Treasury on or dinary account are not improbable, while' the stock of notes is remarkably low. Failures for the week have been 293 in the United States, against ::ar last year, and 33 in Canada, against 3S last year,. Washington Stock Exchange. United States -is, registered: Sl.OOOfilll-l-S; National Safe Deposit and Trust. 10ffl!5; "Washington Loan and Trust, 2W m2S: 3012S1- Capital Traction. ?Su-731-2; 31573 S-t; 40-f? 73 3-S. U. S. Electric Light, 301107: PtlOGS-l: 10filOSl-2. Pneu matic Gun Carriage. G0i3'c; ltXrJ73fc. Aft er call. Pneumatic Gun Carriage. 2001T :i"c. National Safe" Deposit and Trust, 2:(r!?114 1-2. BIJ. AVted ... IIS I13U ... 113it 1HU' ... :i3 iis ... nvt mu coxa, ... ioijs U.S4.sU103rQ J tTS4'sCl903QJ us is, i&r USi 100! QF niYTIUCT OF COI.UMBI.' ifiM.Vs. "iO-vcarfunuiaz" C'j, 190i --.W-.vcar fuudin," gold.... HO 7's loni, 'Water toc't"' currency. .... rsl&ttJ, "Water stock" currency. ... 'Funding" currency. 3-5Vs 113 JIISSELLANEOaS EO.VD3. Met R It 5's, lOK -.. US Met K R Conv 6's 120 Met ft II Cert Indebtedness. A.... li MetKK Cert Indebtedness, B.... 11! Belt RR 5's. 13.1 Eckington U R o's, 1893-19.1 Columbia RR O's 19H VsM(3a Co, .er A. 6's. 19o:-"27 . Wash Gas Co. !er B. 0's. mr-'13. . 30 70 lit 11 ll 113 U S Electric Light, Debenture Imp, M and N 103 Chesand Pot Tel 5's 1833-1011 10J Am Sec & Tr .Vs. F and A. 100X 101 AmSec&TrSV. AandO,!3Ji.... 10J Wash Market Co 1st 6's, 1JJ-I31I, 57,000 retired ainually ttO Wash Market Co Imp tis, t:-U7... IU Wash Market Co ext'n O's, Wl-iT. HO Masonic Hall Assoeiatioa 5's. 1WJ. 103 Wabh Light mi.stG-, ltrjl 93 NATIONAL BANK STOCK. Bank of Washington -S't Metropolitan 3J Central (new stock) Kt ISO Farmers and Mechanic 135 Second v HO 1G3 Citizens HO Columbia 120 Caoital l'- West End lOHS JOJ Traders '. 100 Lincoln H SlS DSPOjir AND TRUST COMPtNIKS. Nat Safe Deport and Trust IH54 1155 Wash Loan and Trust 1'iS'j 130 Amer Security and Trust IU WaSh bafe Deposit..... .' J3 KAILROAD STOCKS. Capital Traction Co 75;; 75J Metropolitan I"l ;- Columbia 6i 75 gas and KLECiniOLiuur sros.ti. Washington Gas .--...- l3.i S?i GeorgtownUas. eW U. S. Electric Light 100J4 107 1NSUHANCB STOCKS. Firemen's 32 43 Franklin 33 Metropolitan 70 SO Corcoran 00 Potomac 00 Arlington 130 German American 185 -. National Union 10tf 11 Columbia H& Kiggs I'.i ----. People's o'i 6 Lincoln 0 Commercial "" 3JJ tj TITLE INSURANCE. - Real Estate Title SO 0 Columbia Title P' 3 Wasn.Title - District Title 'Hi TELKCHONB STOCKS. Pennsylvania -T3 Chesapeake and Potomac 5tiJ 6S American Uraphophone I3? 13; American Graphopnons pfd Ja? 18Ji Pneumatic Gun Carriage 31 .'Jo MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. MergenthaierLiuotypa. 1I3JJ M3!i Laaston Monotype I0,'i 137J Washington JiarKet Ii Uieat Fall Ice HO Nor. i Wasti. Steamboat 100 Lincoln Hall - 1W Wheat Market Unsettled. Chicago, Feb. IS. "Wheat today aver aged lower. The trade was nervous and unsettled, with rapid fluctuations. It is not the market In which predictions can be made with any degree of confidence. There has been a lot of wheat sold during the past two or three days, credited to the Leiter interest, but probably for par- STRICTURE causes obstructloa to the flow of urine partial closing of the passage, prostatic irritation and enlargement, bearing down and scalding of urine and loss of power. A SOLVENT FOUND $SiJF& permanently aud does away entirely with the Svirgeoats Knife and dilating Instru ments. Suffering from Stricture, Ealitrg msat ot Prostrate Gland, Inflammation, and Chronic Mucous Discharges, by this new bcicntitlc method caa be radically CURED AT HOME Write at once to the Empire Medical Co., 171 Smith Building. Boston. Mass., for iheir free book called "Solrent-Alterans." It telLs what the remedy Is made of, an! how and why It mast cure. If afflicted, this book Is worth to you all that perfect recovery is worth. FINANCIAL. 8 PER CENT INVESTMENT. . Wc offer for Kile -a limited amount of Pre ferred Stock or the I'illow-Inlialer Co. An in vitigation of this stock will prore it to be one of (lie best investment ever offered to the public For propottu and full information- call on or write to , PILLOW-IXIIALER CO.. Room 31, Corcoran Building. OKFICEHS AND DIRECTORS: Senator VVillLim II. Stewart Prfdintr- Mr. Samuel J. Spearing Vice J'rwJentr Mr. Richard 11. Nixon Treasurer Mr. Charles J. Kjppler. .-. Secretary. Mr. Stilson Huteliins Jackson II. Rjlston, Esq.; Mr. Arthur J. Symotid, Mr. diaries A. Kram, Mr. Hobcrt V. Kates. It WM. 15- GURLEY. J. V.BAKK03S GURLEY& BARRGSS, HANKERS AND BROKERS, 1333 1 ST. Members of Washington Stock Excbaage. New York Correspoadeuts, HUNTER, COOPER & CO. Member of New York Stosk Exchange. STOCKS, BONDS AND LOCAL I Securities Bought and So!d- Caa or Marsia. Priv.if wire to New York. Telephone 331 leiu-iuc CARSON & MACARTNEY, Members of thj New York Stock Exchange, 1-11 y F St., Glover Building. Correspondents of -Messrs. lloore Schley. No. 80 broad way. Bankers and Iiealers in Uovernmeiit Bonds. Owuiits. Exchange. Loans. Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all securities listed on the exchiiugen of New York, Philudclribla, Bobton, and Baltimore bought and .Mild. A ipecialty made of Investment securi ties. District Bond-i and alt local Rail road, Gas, Insurance and Telephone Stock dealt in. American Eell Telephone Stock Ixiughc and rjM. mal8-tf-cm The National Safe Deposit Savings and Trust Company of tho District of Columbia. COR. I5TII ST. AND NEW YORK AVE. Chartered by Special ActoC Conirress Jaa- 187. and Acts or Oct.. 1300. Feb.. 1892. oc20-tt yy, B. HSBBS & GO., BANKERS and BttOKFRS . Member New YorUSfjcL LUcnanga. 1427 F Street Correspondent o I.ADENBUKG, TJJUiAS & CO, New York. Money to Loan At 5 Per Cent, ' ! on :eal estate in D. C; no delay, tercci reasonable. UKISKELL, & McLEltAN, Jy9-tf-em 1006 F st. pw. SfVVVWVVVVVVVVfVVVWVVV f American Security ami Trust Co MONEY TO LOAN, This company has money to loan on listed collateral securities ac lowest rate or interest. C. J. HELL. ITcsldent. Washington Loan & Trust Co. OFFICE. COK. 0TH AND F STS. PAID UP CAPITAL. ONE MILLION. Loans in any amount made on ap- i proved real estate or collateral, at reasonable rates. Interest paid upon denositson daily balances subject to check. This comiiany acts as executor, ad- ininistrator. trustee, acent. treasurer. registrar, and in all otner fiduciary capacities. Boxes for rent in burglar anil fire- proof vaults for safe deposit and storage of valuable packages. JOHN JO EDSON President- JOHN A. SWOPE Vice President ELLIS SPEAK -'d Vice President JOHN R. CAItMOIll Treasurer ANDREW PARKER Secretary JOHN L. WEAVER. ...Heal Estate Officer FOIl RENT Tne be.t way to neip your bcMiifcss or profession is to mine into the largest and heat -known omce build- e'VaSHLNTON LOAN AND TWIST BUILDING, COR. STH AND F STS. A few choice looms now available, mod erate rental, co xtras: perfect janitor service. fire-prooT surroundings', "ite rators; ! stories; commodious blcycio tiaila. jyS-tn.thAtt-tf ties who were long outside of the deal. The Argentine shipments were 1.2SS.602 bushels, compared with 712.000 for the previous week and 152.000 for the corre sponding time last year. Cables were a shade easier, but mar kets from the other side cut little figure under existing conditions. Corn was heavy on Hriuldations by local traders who were buyers In the early part of the week. Clilcnso Grain mid Provision MarkeU Corrected dally by W. B. Bibbs & Co.. members of tlie New York Stock Exeuange, 1J27 F street. Wheat Open High 101 6915 Low I02'.f Clo--. 103 iiii May WW July Coitx: Mav to, tS no;; .11 July Oats: May July Poiik: May July Lkc: May July Spake Ribs: May July 3i."- 3tr-u K.'f -1 2t5'f-7S 2IS six -M'i- 11.12 11.00 11.17 11 0J 10.03 10.95 10.93 1(M"5 5.23 6.3) 3.20 3.30- 3.r 5.22 5.13 5.22 5.30 3.33 5.30 3.30 New York Cotton JinrKot. Open High Low Clos: .uarcn "-" .May. C0I June C.lO July .ll 6.00 5-JW .C9 tj.03 aoj G.OS G.'ii iUIuV 6.1'j thky; hkghkt his death. ? Iloohitlons on M r. Heali"- Oeiith By District Km-ilnye. At a meeting of the officers and em ployes of the District government held in tile water registrar's office yesterday afternoon to take action in regard to the death of John J. Bcall. late water regis trar, the following resolutions were unan imously adopted. Tlut we have learned with sincere tc gretof the deceaM?, on the 17th instant, of Mr. John J. Bcall, who for the past twelve jean lias filled tlie office of water registrar and chief clerk ot the water department. That, in Ilis dissolution, the municipal gov ernment lias lo!t an othcial whese place n. will lie difficult to fill; one who wi able, courtcouM and conbcicntioiN in the discharge ol his duties; i-onstdcrate and just in his relations with his stiWdinates, and who at idl time o drmcancd lumseli as to command the reicU aiul eon fidencc of his ofti'-ijt superiors. That, as his associates we h'd ihai wc !-avc lost a friend who wjs faithful in all the ri-ljt.oirj of life, and one whose generous qualities of mind and heart will eer lie held in pleasant muwii brance. That wc tender to the family, thus adly le reaved, the assurance ol our sincere condolence and heartfelt sympathy. , Thot a eopr of these, resolutions, prope y en giosscd, be transmitted to the famih. ot. the de .easel. TO CUKK A COLD IX OXE DAY Take Laxative TJromo Quinine Tablet. 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