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CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING ASSOCIATION,
OITIOK: EQUITABLE BUILDING, 1003 F STREET.
Assets, $ 1, 2 2 5, 2 74.18.
The following is from" the Inst monthly statement, showing the increase and
volume of business transacted, aud what has been accomplished by the members
with the advantages and opportunities afforded them in this association :
Total receipts $0,387,230.88
Receipts, past 12 months 1,000,101.35
Monthly average receipts, past 12 months 88,340.78
Amount of advances (.0 shareholders $3,1)02,100.00
Amount of advances returned and settled iL5li?-j
Advances held by shareholders $1, 000,450. S5
Amount of dues on stock, at $2.50 per share.. $2,070,070.00
Amount returned to shareholders 1,050,00-1.24
Amount of active stock jfrliffJgii!.7 fe .SS
Amount of net earnings $203,043.31
Amount of earnings paid shareholders 135,543.03
Net earnings and surplus on hand $158,000.08
Assets Each Year Since Organization : Withdrawal value of Shares in each issue :
The first year $63,754 79
The second year 121,073 26
The third year 184,210 99
The fourth year 284,646 02
The fifth year 427.9S7 69
The sixth year 552,442 66
The seventh year 701,576 26
The eighjth year. 811,892 28
The ninth year 971.539 64
The tenth year 1,119,062 77
The eleventh year 1,155,20s 21
Six months of 12th year 1,225,274 18
., . . . :.,, ; Seventeenth issue 6230
Maximum yearly mcrease $159,674 36 Eighteenth issue 46 27
Minimum yearly increase 36,14544 Nineteenth issue 3055
Average yearly increase 106,545 5 Twentieth issue 15 12
Total Active Shares, 14,877.
Object of the Association. r
The object for whicli the Equitable is organized is to enable and encourage
its members First, To make regular monthly savings or investments of fixed
amounts on their shares, upon which fair and substantial profits shall be realized.
Second, To purchase, pay for, and acquire homes aud other property by obtaining
advances on long time, repaying the same in small monthly installments, with the
privilege of settling all or any portion of the advance when desired.
The 21st Issue of Stock is Open for Subscription and Payments
ThomAvS Somerviu.,e, Pres. A. J. Schafhirt, Vice Pres.
G. W. Casiujar, 2d Vice Pres. Jno. Joy Edson, Secy.
Benj. F. Fuij.kr,
Geo. W. Fisher,
Milton C. Barnard, Attorney.
FOR PAMPHLETS, explaining the object aud advantages of the Association
and for additional information apply to
Jno. Joy Edson, Secretary.
Office Hours : 9 a. m. to 4.30 p. m.
TO CRUISE IN BERING SEA.
Secretaries Foster ami Hlaine Discussing
the Aluslui Seal Troubles.
It is said at the Treasury Department that
the matter of the Instructions to bo given by
the Treasury Department to the revenue cut
ters that are to cruise in Bering Sea the com
ing summer with respect to poaching sealing
vesselB is still an unsettled question. Secre
tary Foster has had several confo rences wjth
Mr. Blaine concerning them, and again yes
terday was closeted with him several hours,
when, it is presumed, tho subject was further
considered. Tho cutter Bush sails from Ban
Francisco for Bering Sea on the 14th instant,
and tho time for preparlne the Instructions is,
therefore, very brief.
RUN OVER BY A STREET OAR.
A Six-year-old Boy Ijohgh a, tog While
A distressing accident occurred yesterday
afternoon at six o'clock at tho corner of Penn
sylvania avenue and Sixth street southeast,
which resulted in the Iosb of a leg to a six-year-old
boy named James Van Horn. It ap
pears that tho child and a number of com
panions were playing in the street amusing
themselves chasing after streetcars. Car No.
0, Driver Owens, came along, and little Jimmy
grabbed tho front gate to steal a ride. Tho
driver yelled at the child to get off, and the
little fellow let go his hold and tried to jump.
He stumbled and fell, and hlB right leg was
almoBt severed by the frpnt wheel passing
The driver checked his horses andniBhed to
tho unfortunate BUfferer and carrying him ip
his arms, ran to tho Naval Hospital, where
Surgeons Lewis and MHIb attended the child.
It. was fouud necessary to amputate tho iu
jured leg and the two surgepnB performed
the operation, Tho child's father, Mr. John
Vauliorn, of the Government Printing Office,
lives at Oil South Carolina avenue. The
driver waB arrested and released on recoge
uance, as tho parents of the injured boy dp
not blame him.
Chinese Sneaking Into Texas.
Mexico, via Galveston, May 3 A large
number of Chinese are arriving in Mexico
and making their way from this country into
First issue 5473 01
Second issue 421 64
Third issue 338 67
Fourth issue 297 92
Fifth issue 278 00
Sixth issue 258 37
Seventh issue 239 05
Eighth issue 220 02
Ninth issue 201 30
Tenth issue 182 87
Eleventh issue 164 75
Twelfth issue 146 92
Thirteenth issue 129 40
Fourteenth issue 112 17
Fifteenth issue 95 25
Sixteenth issue 78 62
Lawrence Gardner, Job Barnard,
Fred. W. Pratt, Marcus Baker,
H. H. Tvombi,y, John W. Schaefer.
TO ELEVATE THE PROFESSION.
The Ainorlcan Academy of Medicine In
.The American Academy of Medicine Is hold
ing its sixteenth annual session at the Arling
ton notel. This society has for its object to
bring into closer relation with each other
Alumni aud classical, scientific aud medical
schools; to encourage young men about to
study medicine, to pursue regular courses in
classical and sclentHIo instutlons; and to ele
vate tho profession of medicine; in fact, its
ration d'etre Is avowedly tho attainment of a
high standard of medicinal education, and so
as to elevate tho profession that it ma y rank
all tho other learned professions. Membership
in tho Academy is limited to graduates of col
leges conferring literary degrees or to those
medical colleges in which tho required course
of study is not less than three years,
Yesterday's session of the society was con
sumed in the reception and reading of reports
and brief dl6CU6slon6npon various subjects.
At the evening session Dr. Charles Mcln
tlre read a paper, "Tho American Practi
tioner Abroad," pointing out the differences
between tho traluod physician of the European
countries and tho curriculum ho had to pass
through in this .country, and the average pro
duct of an American medical college.
An adjournment was then taken until to
morrow. A WOMAN BADLY BURNED.
AGusollne Stove- Explodes While She is
Pouring In Oil.
Mrs. Mary Jarco Owens, a widow living at
489 Tenth street, was badly burned about the
body and face last night at her homo by the
explosion of a fluid vapor stove, Mrs, Owens
was pouring gasoline into the bowl of the
stove when it exploded with Buch force that
it throw her across the room. Hei clothes
ignited and before the flames could be smoth
ered she was horribly burned, A man
named William O'Dwyer, who was passing
and heard the woman's screams, rushed to her
rescue uud in rendering aid was himself pain
fully burned on the arms aud hand. Dr.
Hammett and others were called and bad Mro.
Owens carried to Providence Hospital, where
she lies in a precarious condition. It is
thought she is burped internally and that
there Js little hope of her recovery,
PELTED THE PRESIDENT.
FLOWEIIS SHOWEItED UPON HIM 11Y
Continued Enthusiastic Demonstrations
In Honor of tho Distinguished VlHllor
to the Pacific Count Tribute Pnld to
California Pioneers nrly Memories.
Sacramento, Cal., May 2. President Har
rison and party wero met early this morning
by a reception committee from Sacramento
and escorted from Davlvlllo to this city. As
the train drew Into the beautifully-decorated
union depot in Sacramento it salute of twenty
one guns was fired and an Immense crowd
greeted the President with cheers. Mayor
Comstock spoke a few words of wel
come, and the party then entered car
riages und wero driven to tho capl
tol. Bepresentatives of the Grand Army
posts acted as a guard of honor, and were
accompanied by a procession of militia and
society pioneers. Thousands of people had
assembled in Capitol Park, and till tho school
children wero drawn up in lino on either side
6f the broad walk leading up to the grand
stand, ani 06 tho President was escorted
through the line he was pelted with flowers.
The President in a brief speech paid a slow
ing tribute to California's pioneers, ExGov
cruor Newton Booth then delivered .1 short
but eloquent address and was followed by
Secretary Ru6k. Postmaster General Wana
maker was not present. After tho speech
making the President held a 6hort reception
in Governor Murkham's office, after which
the party wero escorted back to the train and
left for Oakland, the battery firing another
salute as the train left.
San Francisco, May 2. On Ub return from
Sacramento this afternoon the President's
special train stopped a few minutes at Bentcla
and a floral tribute in the shape of a cannon
was presented to tho -President by the school
children who were drawn up in a body. In
accepting the flowers the President said:
My friends, I thank you most, sincerely for
this pleaBant tribute, which I have received
fiom these children. It is a cuHoub thins, per
haps, that among tho earliest townB that be
came lamillar to me in my voungcr days was
Benicla. In 1857, when tho United States sent
un armed expedition to Utah, and thence
across the continent, I happened to
have an elder and much beloved
brother, who was a nontenant in that
campaign. Ho wusJsuitiOnedtttRenicia Bar
racks, and his letters iromwthls 'place have
fixed it in my memory, and recall to 'mo as I
stand here this morning, very tender memories
of one who has long since got to hiBrest. I
thank you ugain for this demonstration.
STATE BOARDS OP HEALTH.
Important Conference In Progress in
The seventh annual meeting of tho Amer
ican National Conference of State Boards of
Health began at tho Ebbitt House yes
terday with delegates from Alabama, In
diana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missrnrl,
New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, South Car
olina, Vermont, Wisconsin, District of Co
lumbia (Mr. Cooper McGinn), Ontario, West
Virginia and Rhode Island.
Tho attendance was not as large as ex
pected, and tho origiual programme was there
Hon. J. W. Douglass, one of the District
Commissioners, welcomed the delegates on
behalf of tho city.
Dr. Jerome Cochrane, of Alabama, read the
paper, "What Is tho requisite for a thorough
system of quarantine and maritime sanitation
in tho light of present scientific attainment."
To disinfect, without restriction to commerce,
was an important problem. Ho advocated the
port of departure as the port for disinfection
the U60 of super-heated steam for fine articles,
and of boiling for thoso of a coarser grade.
Dr T. R. Ollphant, of 'New Orleans, read
the paper, "GIveu a vessel with cargo from
Cehtral or South America or tho West India
Islands, can ouch a vessel aud cargo be disin
fected without discharging its cargo, and can
such cargo bo disinfected thoroughly and
without damage after ithas been discharged?"
Dr. Ollphant upheld the method In vogue In
New OrleauB, by blnoxlde of sulphur.
Dr. E. P. Solomon, of New Orleans, dis
cussed the question of inter-state disinfec
tion. He advocated quarantine of one State
Tue paper 01 ur. J.outs uaicu, 01 uieJNew
York State Board of nealth was: "Should
State boards of health havo control of tho
sanitary arrangements of all school buildings
erected within their boundary, and what ib
tho best plan to 6ecuro such control?" He
argued against direct State control. Local
boards should be responsible.
Adjourned until to-morrow morning.
Subsidiary Silver Coin.
Ono of tho plans suggested to Secretary
Foster for getting some of the subsidiajy
silver coin now in the Treasury into circula
tion was to permit tho depository banks to
havo $1.15 for $1 in 4 per cent, bonds instead
of $1,10, as now, provided they took this
difference in silver half dollars. There was a
very general willingness, it is said, on the
part of the banks to assist the Department in
this way in getting tho silver half dollars into
circulation. Secretary Foster has however, it
is said, decided not to adopt the suggestion,
his objedtionto it being, it is understood,
against depositing any more of tho public
moneys in the national bank depositories.
Miss Gerard, Alias Pndeli'orrt.
Baltimore, Md., May 2. Miss Bettlna
Padelford will no longer be known by that
name, but by the name of Bettlna Gerard, by
which name she was known when
she first weut on the stage, She
and her former husband have had an
understanding through lawyers. She told an
American reporter yesterday that it was true
she had changed her name. Mies Howard is
now singing hi comic opera at the Howard
CONDITION OP THE TREASURY.
A Statement by Assistant Trcnsurcr
A statement prepared at the Treasury De
partment by Mr. Whelpley, tho Assistant
Treasurer of tho United States, shows tho per
centage of assets tho Treasury holds against
demand liabilities, exclusive of tho amount
known as "trust funds," for which tho full
amount is hold.
Tho assets and liabilities of tho United
States Treasury, April 80, 1891, (including in
tho liabilities $340,081,010 United States notes
outstanding,) are stated at $751,100,081.28.
The trust funds are summed up at $538,174,
050. The current liabilities (including $340,
081,010 U. S. notes) amount to $400,780,002.26.
Tho excess of assets over tho trust funds is
shown to be equal to 53.13 per cent, of cur
rent liabilities. That is, there is shown to bo
nvailable for uses of tho Treasury $212,980,
020.28. Conversing upon the subject of tho condi
tion of the Tfeasury, Assistant Treasuser
Whelpley said last evening to a representa
tive of Tun Sunday Herald that tho 53.18
per cent, excess of assets over trust funds was
more than twice tho percentage national
banks are required to hold as reserve for
current liabilities, the amount required of
them being 25 per cent. In reply to a jocular
remark about the possible bankruptnees of
tho United States Treasury, Mr. Whelploy
Bald suggestions, indicating bankruptcy or
serious embarrassment of the Treasury, havo
for their basis nothing better than mere Idlo
THE SAYWARD CASE.
Supplemental Brief In Reply to That Sub
mitted by tho United States.
Messrs. Calderon Carlisle aud Joseph II.
Chlvate, consel in behalf of tho owners of the
schooner Sayward, in the Bchring Sea sealeries
case, havo prepared a supplemental brief, in
which they answer certain points made In the
brief of tho officials of the Department of
Justice, which they wero unable to reply to
in the time originally given them. In this
supplemental brief counsels combat the con
tention of the United States that the Supreme
Court cannot go behind the face of the pro
ceeding in the libel; that it is possible oven
from the whole proceedings that the Sayward
may have taken seals within tho three-mile
limit, and that the Executive alone is sufficient
to bind the judiciary in questions of territorial
sovereignty. Counsel for the owners of the
vessel insist that as tho very point at issue is one
, q territorial jurisdiction the court has full
power to go into the whole of the proceedings,
and that it is not a case of collateral attack on
the sentence of tho Alaska court, but a direct
proceeding before a superior court to restrain
a usurpation by an inferior com t. They as
sert that it is a mere pretence to claim that
the seals may have been taken within the three
mile limit. They al60 hold that it is necessary
for both Congress and the Executive to have
taken conjoint action in order to conclude the
judiciary in passing upon questions of terri
torial sovereignty, and maintain that this has
not been done. Numerous opinions are cited
in support of these contentions.
HON. ' ALiPHONSO TAPT DYING.
His Son, the Solicitor-General, Sum
moned From Washington.
Cincinnati, Onio, May 2. A special from
Washington to the Commercial Gazette says
that Solicitor General Taf t was to-day sum
moned from Washington to San Diego, Cal,,
to the death-bed of his father, Hon.
Alphobso Taft, ox-Secretary of War and
ox-Minister to Austria and Russia. Charles
P. Taft, of this city, is away from homo, and
at this hour, hi6 whereabouts havo not been
Judge Taft suffered so severely from pnou
monla while In St. Petersburg, Russia, as
United 8tates Minister, that bo never fully
recovered. A complication of ailments
followed, and recently bo went to
Chill, South America, where ho spent some
time trying to recuperate his health. It was
on his return that ho stopped at San DIegp,
Cal., where, for a time bis health appeared to
improve. He was intending to return to Cin
cinnati when summer weather set in. ThiB
news of a change for the worse was against
what nis lamuy ana menus uero nau reason
to expect, since tho last advices from him by
mall encouraged hope.
Death of an Old Editor.
Reading, Pa., May 2. William 8. Ritter,
ono ol the oldest newspaper publishers in
Eastern Pennsylvania, died suddenly of apo
plexy hero this evening, aged sixty-throe
. m .
Government receipts yesterday 8760,414.
In consequence of thosystem of raising reve
nue by a tax on the manufacture of beer,
Denmark has a now law reduolnjr duties on
importations of sugar, chocolate, and petro
leum, to take effect October 1, A bounty to
the amount of duties on imported sugars used
in manufactures is to be paid.
Tho Department of State has received a tele
gram from Col. "W. P, Tisdel, special commis
sioner to South America in tho interest of tho
Columbian Exposition, announcing hia return
from Bogota, and saying: "Exposition matters
could not be more satisfactory. Tho eovern-
meot of Colombia will erect a building at Chi
cago and appoint commissioners to tho Exposi
tion, Dr. D. . Salmon, chief of the Bureau of
Animal Industry of tho United States Depart
ment of Agrloulturo, has gone to Chicago for
tho purpoBO of meeting the packers who havo
applied for inspection of moats for interstate
and foreign commerce under tho inspection
act of March 3, 1891, and to arrange tho more
important details for the carrying on of tho
Tho total coinage executed at tho mintaof
the United States during April was 6,027,000
pieces, of the value of S4.863.400. That in
cluded 81,920,000 in gold, 82,893,000 standard
eilver dollars, and 1,0(50,000 dimes.
A SENTIMENT OF DISQUIET.
IilVKLY TIMES IN THE GEKMAN
Prince Bismarck's Victory The Ex
Chancellor Defines HisPositlon, Gives
Certain Assurances, and Points Oat
the GrcatcstDangor to tho Fatherland.
Copyright by Associated Press.
Beumn, May 2. Prince Bismarck's victory
in Geestemundo is modified by the fact that
ho polled 2,000 fewer votes than did his
National Liberal predecessor in tho seat.
The Prince, in an intervlow on tho eve of.
the re-ballot, declared that if he went to the
Reichstag he would never attack any policy
directly initiated by the Emperor, and that his
lino of conduct would be the same
as that followed by him slnco ho
left Berlin. He waB convlncod, he said, that
tho greatest danger to tho fatherland, was
not from without, but from within. He would
not refrain from exposing it, but ho certainly
would never say anything to give his oppo
nents reason to charge 'him with attacking
the Emperor from personal motives. This sort
of assurances promise lively times in the
The Hamburger Xachrichtcn holds that the
death of Count Von Moltko adds to the de
sire of Germany to sec the Prince in the fore
front of politics. "A sentiment of dis
quiet," says the Nachrichten, "fills
the cmpiie. Tho future is uncer
tain. The new men into whose hands have
been confided tho destinies of tho Fatherland
cannot reassure the country." Tho Freissln
nige and Centrist press Is indignant at this
language and the G'ermania responds as
True Germans havo the fullest confidence in
the Emperor and tho new counsellors, and dis
quiet will only ariso if a political despot again
becomes the master of the fate of the nation.
RELATIONS WITH CANADA.
GoodKesnlts Expected From the Senate
Lansing, May 2. The Michigan Legislature
unanimously adopted and ordered sent to
Senator Hoar, chairman of the United States
Senate Select Committee ou Relations with
Canada, (which is now in session at Detroit,)
a resolution expressive of the pleasure with
which the Legislature observes the efforts be
ing made to further tho interests of both
countries by a freer interchange of their re
spective commodities, and hoping that the
ultimate result will tend to bind more closely
in fraternal civilization the two countries,
between whom exist many ties of kindred
origin, tradition, language, and jurisprudence,
and whose mutual interests will be subserved
by any lessening of the unwise trade restric
tions which cripple development and obstruct
ARMS FOR SOUTH AMERICA.
Heavy Shipments by American IMunu
factuiers. Secretary Foster has received a telegram,
dated tho 1st Inst,, from the Collector of Cus
toms at Wilmington, Cal., as follows:
"American schooner Robert and Minnie ar
rived at Harbor south sldoof Catalina Island,
in tow of tug Vigilant, from San Francisco
April 25, with two thousand cases of arms and
two thousand caecs of ammunition of Ameri
can manufacture. Master states a transport
is to meet schooner nt this point and transfer
cariro for shipment to South America. Schooner
and cargo now closely watched but not seized.
Please wlro full instructions early."
The Collector has been instructed by the
Department as follows:
"No reason appears in your telegram for
your interference in tho matter of transfer of
certain arms and ammunition from American
schooner Robert and Minnie to transport for
shipment to South America. It is not in viola
tion of tne neutrality laws. Seo Title 07 R. S."
A VERITABLE EPIDEMIC.
Dangerous and Peculiar Type of In
fluenza Prevailing in England.
London, May 2. Influenza Is spreading
rapidly in London. Many barristers aud of
ficials of the law courts havo been attacked
by the disease. A number of members of the
House of Lords and House of Commons are
suffering seriously from the effects of the
epidemic. At Woolwich Arsenal 60 many o
the workmen are suffering from influenza
that tho work there is greatly interfered with.
At Widnes, Lancashire, influenza has de
veloped into a veritable epidemic of a danger
ous and peculiar type. Tho physicians of.
that town and neighborhood are working
night and day. At Sunderland there have
beeu several cases of influenza.
The Spot Where Columbus Landed.
Col. F. F. Hildor, an Americau capitalist
residing in Honduras, has proposed to the
Department of State that a subscription list
be opened in Chicago during tho Woild's Fair
to rai6o money to erect a monument on the
spot where Columbus first stood ou the con
tinent of America. This was what Is now
known bb Point CaBtilla, near Truxlllo, Hon
duras, It is to-day as wild and uninhabited
as it was then, but tho exact spot where Co
lumbus landed is well known becau-e of land
marks, although not a single stoue or inscrip
tion of any kind marks the place so memo
rable in the history of the world,
Bishop O'Hara Very 111.
Wii.KESBAiiitE, Pa., May 2. BUhop O'Hara
Is lying very ill at the residence of Father Mo
Tor tho District of Columbia, Maryland, aud
Eastern Pennsylvania, rain Sunday; slightly
warmer Sunday night; south winds.
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A. M,f
59; 8 P. M.. 62; mean teraperature,'02; maximum
temperature, TO; minimum temperature, 55;
mean relative humidity, 40,