Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The evening times. (Washington, D.C.) 1895-1902, May 12, 1898, Page 2, Image 2',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
i,"j-.. pa jL-BiKy
THE EVENING TIMES, WASHJN
THURSDAY, MAT 12, 1898.
Tke First Step Teward Annexa
tion Is Taken.
JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED
The Committee on Fordo
Tills Mornlnsr Adopted the -lands
Joint Revolution rnd Oraor
ed It Favorably Reported To lie
Brodsht Before liouve for Actlou
The first step toward the annexation of
Hawaii has been taken. The House Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs this moraine
adopted the Newlands Joint resolution and
ordered It favorably reported. The vote
in committee was 10 to 4, Mr. Henry of In
diana being absent and not recorded.
.Messrs. Smith of Michigan and Clark of
Missouri were also absent, but by a pre
vious arrangement they were recorded,
the former In the affirmative and the lat
ter in the negative.
The tote In detail it as as follows:
Ayes: Messrs. Hitt, Adams. Qulgg,
lleatwole. Smith of Michigan, Cousins,
Gillett and Pearson, Republicans; Berry,
Democrat, and Nen lands. Silver Republi
can. Xas: Messrs. Clarke, Dinsmore, How
ard of Georgia, and Williams of Missis
sippi. Chairman Hitt was directed to report
the resolution immediately, but It was
understood that the subject would Jiot
be called up until next Tuesday. The
Intervening time will be allowed for the
filing of the reports by the majority and
minority of the committee.
Chairman Hitt expects to get a special
rule reported for consideration of the res
olutions. He would not say that he had
obtained the consent of Speaker Reed
that such a rule shall be reported, but
he said quite positively that the resolu
tion would undoubtedly be brought be
fore the House for action.
The preamble of the Newlands resolu
tion' "to provide for annexing the
Hawaiian Islands to the United States"
recites that wheneer the government of
the Hawaiian Islands having In due form
signified in the manner provided by Ms
constitution, to consent to cede ab
solutely and without reserve to the
United States all rights of sovereignty
over these Islands and their dependencies
and to transfer to the United States ab
solute fee and ownership of all public,
government, or crown lands, public build
ings, ports and all property of every
description, "that the said cession Is ac
cepted, ratified and confirmed, and that
the said Hawaiian Islands and their de
pendencies be, and they are hereby, an
nexed as a part of the territory of the
"United States, and are subject to the
soerelgn dominion thereof and that all
and singular the property and rights
hereinbefore mentioned are vetted in the
United States of America."
Section 2 declares that the existing
laws of the United States relative to pub
lic lands shall not apply to such lands In
the Hawaiian Islands, but the Congress
shall enact special laws for their man
agement and disposition; provided that
the revenue from the same, except such
part as may be used or occupied by the
military or naval forces of the United
States, shall be used solely for the ben
efit of the people of those Klamls. Un
til Congress shall provide for the gov
ernment the cill and military powers
shall be invented In such persons and in
such manner as the President of the
United States shall direct: that all exist
ing treaties of Hawaii with foreign na
tions shall cease and determine forth
with, to be replaced by such treaties as
may be hereafter concluded by the
United States. The public debt of Ha
waii, Including amounts due depositors
of the Postal Savings Hank, is assumed,
but the liability of the United States is
not to exceed JI,W.Ou0.
There shall -be no further immigration
of Chinese into the Hawaiian Islands, ex
cept under such conditions as now ad
mit them to the United States.
The President Is authorized, to appoint,
by and with the consent of the Senate,
five commissioners, two of whom shall
be residents of Hawaii, who shall rec
ommend legislation for the government
of the islands. The sum of $100,000 is
appropriated to carry out the cession.
These resolutions may be amended in
some particulars, but the material pro
visions will stand.
Found Dead In Bed.
Mr. Charles G. Griffin, seventy years
old. was found dead in his bed at his resl
lence. 332 Indiana Avenue, thij morning.
Sir. Griffin had been sick fcr two weeks.
The coroner was notified.
Appointment of Cadets.
The following appointments of cadets
'or the Military Academy was made dur
jig last week: George R. Allen, alternate,
Iowa City, Iowa; John B. A. Barry, Galla
tin, Tenn.; Edw. J. Moran. Fredonla, N.
V.; Meredith C. Couch, alternate, Fre
Jonla. N Y ; Oscar Foley. Gallatin, Mo.;
Andrew V. Smith, Waverly. Pa.
Blase In a Pressroom.
Fire was discovered in the northeast cor
ner of the pressroom of the Evening Star
this morning about 5 o'clock. The blaze
was soon extinguished. The lire was caus
ed, it Is said, by the crossing of two elec
tric wires. The damage was very slight.
This Is a feature appertaining to our
laundry work pciiliar to us. No nail
breaking or '.' words. Betide, we
launder your linen with a finisli that
sirpi'ivs the oiitriml "newness." The
.smallest bundle of launJry has our care-
iui attention, ana wen gladly respond to
our message. Postal, or 'phone 1357.
Cor. 6th and C Sts. N. W.
Take Dr. Henry's Blood Tea.
The great Blood Purifier, Kid
ney, Liver and Bladder Regulator.
At all druggisfs. Price. 25c
TOOMAS-On Wednesday, May 11, 1693, ANNA
THOMAS, beloved wire of John V. Thomas, dc
pjrtcd tills Ufa at her residence on Sheridan
re., Iinixlale. D. C.
Funeral from St. Theren's Church, Friday
morning at 10 JU m.
May the rest in peace. rnyE-It
832 Pa. An. If,
Flnl-el.i. Berries. 'Phone, 1335.
Shoe Remnants &
at Giftf Prices Tomorrow.
We also include any "slow-selling" style we may have, yjjf
From the poorest day in the week we have made Friday the ujf
busiest. Look closely for your size, for if it is below you se- jfy
cure ajrand bargain. m
These irresistible bargains for tomorrow: W
This table will include Ladles'
Kid Shoes and Oxford Ties, that
formerly sold from tl.50 to J3.00,
In wide toe, and In sizes from 1 to
3 only. Come early for best
Also odd lot of Children's and
few Misses" Tan and "Black Kid
Boots; excellent W- qualities, in
broken sizes and narrow' widths.
Remnant price, C5c
This table -will Include ladles'
Hand-made and Machine-sewed
Tan Oxford Ties; sizes. 2 to 4. In
"B" and "C" widths. "Were
JL50 and Ji. Tomorrow's rem
nant price, SSc
50 pairs Ladles' R Brown Canvas-top
Bicycle Boots; sizes, 2
to S. Tomorrow, S5c-
Misses' J1.W and JBest Tan
and Black Lace nnd Button
Shoes; broken sizes, 11 to 1. Rem
nant irice. 83c.
20 pairs Ladles' JL30 Tan Laced
Shoes; sizes, 2 to -L Remnant
Wm. Hahn &
030-032 Seventh Street N. W.
1914 and 1916 Penna. Ave. 233 Penna. Ave. S. E.
Fonr Companies of District Vol
unteers Enter tke Service.
CAlliiXG IX THE ARMORY
It In Hipecled That Hie? Wanlilns
tnn Itetcluient Will lie Muntered In
lij- Hominy 11ml Tlint It Will Then
Go Into I'uiup at Mnnin' Hill.
A full liattalion of District of Columbia
-olunteers is now mustered Into the
American serice, under the command
of Major M. Emmet Crell and Adjt.
James L. Mock. Thee officers wera
sworn in this afternoon, just after the
muster of the Morton Cadets, under
Capt. Frederick Hodjrson. The compa
nies forming the first battalion are as
Senior Company F, Capt. Otto Simon
son. "Kmmet Guard." Company A, Capt.
Company B, Capt. W. T. II. King.
"Morton Cadets," Company G, Capt.
It was expected that the battalion
would go In camp thN aftrnoon In the
Smithsonian Grounds but it was found
that Major WIKon. in charge of the pub
lic buildings and grounds, had success
fully objected to such action, and the
encampment was postponed until tomor
row morning. Every arrangement had
been made for the pitching of the tents.
The armory drill hall was filled this
morning with all kinds of camp equip
ment. Cooking ovens and kettles, straw
for bedding, tent pins and tent poles,
blankets and rubber ponchos, were scat
tered about the room awaiting the order
for transportation to the point where
camp Is to be made. It Is expected that
by Monday every company will be muster
ed in, and then the regiment will receive
Its officers and go In the regular camp.
This, however. Is not certain, as the or
der Issued by General Corbln requires that
the regimental colonel shall present him
self at the War Department for Instruc
tions. What the orders will be Is not
Meanwhile, it was contemplated by the
company ofllcers to have their men some
vi here in camp pending the muster of the
Last night there were some men who
did not have uniforms and an inspection
shows that there is a mixture of clothing.
Some men have infantry and others have
cavalry trousers and It Is not expected
that there will be any changing. Orders
have been issued for the National Guard
officers to turn in to the Quartermaster's
Department all clothing and equipment
In their custody that It may be distrib
uted In the volunteer regiment, but some
of the ofllcers have declined, saying that
their men are charged with the posses
sion of the articles and they cannot com
pel them to give the clothing up.
The question of food Is not bothering
the officers at all as provision has been
made for subsistence by contract with
the market restaurant by which meals
are served to the recruits In their quar
ters. Tide Table.
Today Low tide, 12:29 a. m. and 1:03 p.
m.; high tide, 1:11 n. m. and 7:41
Condition of tke 'Water.
Temperature and condition of the water
at 8 a. m.: Great Falls Temperature,
5S; condition, 1.- Receiving Reservoir
Temperature, CI; condition at north con
nection, 3; condition at south" connection,
5. Dlstrubtlng Reservoir Temperature,
'IT; effluent gatehouse, 30.
Gas larors are lighted at 8:12 p. m.; ex
tinguishing beg"" at 3:C7 a. rn. The
lighting is begun one hour before the
hour named. Arc lamps are lighted at
7mi p. m.; extinguished at 432 a, m.
4. . ., o "" vw . wm, aa.
Tomorrow we shall offer an unusually large W
quantity of shoe remnants, mostly of the finest fjf
qualities. We make the price low enough to
find us a customer whether you happen to want yn
the shoes just now or not If we have not all 3K
sizes in the line of shoes that line is a ''rem- W
riant" and is almost,, given away on Eriday. W
45 pairs Ladies' J2.50 Elk-sole Bi
cycle Seamless Oxfords, sizes 2 1-2
to 6. Remnant price 1 1.15.
85 pairs Ladles' Best Black Kid
Laced and Buttoned Shoes, pear
shaped and pointed toe. Broken
sizes 2 1-2 to 6. Remnant price L13.
3U pairs Ladies C"Daffodll" soft
est Chocolate Kid Laced Shoes "D"
width only, sizes 3 to 1.- Remnant
price f 1.15.
Men's $3, Jl and J3 finest Hand
sewed Patent Leather, Laced Shoes
and Gaiters, "B" and "C" widths,
sizes 5 to 7, and 9 lo 11. Remnant
Men's $3 and $4 Finest Tan Hand
made Shoes, sizes 5, 5 1-2 and G.
Remnant price 31.13.
Men's 34 and 33 Finest French
Calf Hand-made Laced ShviS.
pointed toe. "A" and "B" widths,
sizes 5 to 9 and Kangaroo Laced
Square-toe Shoes, "B" and "C"
widths, sizes' 5 to 8. Remnant
Senators Hope the President
Forte the FlKhlinc
No one has exacted this country to
carry on a war with Spain without seri
ous damage to some of our vessels and
the loss of men, but the news this morn
ing of the killing of a few of our men at
Cardenas comes as a shock to senators.
The bulletins posted up In the cloak
rooms were eagerly read and their con
tents threw a shade of sadness over ben
ators. One prominent senator who has
been unable to concenl his chagrin at the
seeming want of decision on the part If
the Administration, after reading' this
bulletin, expressed the hope that now the
President would force the flchiAsand
abandon his plan of peaceful blockades!
The blood of these American sailors
shed in battle, to sav nothing of the us-satt-ination
of the men on the Maine, cries
aloud for engcance, and public men hope
that our Navy will be given a chance to
tight a the men of the American Navy so
well know how to light. The peaceful
plan of compaign was reluctantly acqui
esced In at ilrst: later 011 It became Ir
ritating and today It is impossible for
senators to restrain their Indignation.
It Is hoped that this Cardenas engage
ment will open the ejes of the President
to the fact that the only way to deal with
this question Is to go at It as nations usu
ally wage war and drive the Spaniards
from the Western continent. After that
Is done. If the Spaniards have not had
enough and vengeance Is not satisfied the
enemy can be followed to his own country
and given a taste of Yankee gunner- and
A HEAVY FINE.
Tliomoa Hotter Giles to Jail In De
fault. New York, May It Sixty thousand dol
lars Is the amount of the fine. Contempt
of court is the offense for which It was
Imposed. But the decision of Surrogate
Siikman, of Wostchester County, really
means that Thomas Rogers is punished
for having connived at the misappropria
tion of trust funds by his father-in-law
and fellow trustee, William Cauldwell.
Thomas Rogers Is rich and a pillar of
society. The Surrogate sajs he must go
to jail until the $60,000 Is paid. His eon
tempt of court consisted of failure to pay,
as ordered, large sums out of the estate
to his two sisters. His fellow-defendant,
old William Cauldwell, who sank a for
tune In the now defunct Daily Mercury
and afterward accepted the Empire Ho
tel as part payment for his interest In
that paper, was not punished, because he !
had impoverished himself In the effort to
make good the deficiency caused by his
Such Is the culmination of the Rogers
estate scandal, which has occupied the at
tention of the courts for jears. Jason
Rogers, a millionaire builder of locomo
tives, died in 1869, having appointed his
son, Thomas, and the latter's father-ln-Inw,
William Cauldwell, trustees, to man
age the property and execute his will.
Thomas Rogers is now a man of some
thing more than middle age. with a
grown-up son, Jason, who is credited with
having persuaded his grandfather to con
vert the Mercury from a Sunday to a
dally paper, a step which cost the old
man a fortune and a reputation.
For It now appears that In order to meet
the demands upon him, Cauldwell, in a
weak moment, began to borrow from h
j Rogers estate. His necessities Increased.
aim guuu money was inrown after bad
until he was hopelessly involved.
The proceedings against the trustees
arose out of their failure to comply with
a decree entered in March last year, di
recting them to pay to Mary J. Wester
field JS5.091.46 and to Flora E. Rogers $83 -082.73.
It was shown that Cauldwell had mis
appropriated $137,000 of the funds -which
he had In trust, and had hence been un
able to obey the order of the court. The
greater part of this sum had been taken
without the knowledge of his son-in-law
and co-trustee, but Thomas Rogers had
connived at the misuse of $63,000.
Cauldwell has surrendered every par
ticle of his own pioperty in the endeavor
to meet the deficiency, but Rogers, as
the surrogate points out In his decision,
has not followed his father-in-law's ex
ample. The fact that after Cauldwell
confessed his wrongdoing, Rogers con
cealed It from -those most concerned. Is
severely commented upon, and quoted as
a reason for the punishment of Rogers.
On the other hand, while Cauldwell is .
not punished for contempt of court, the
moving parties are given the right to
renew their action after liquidation of
the collateral delivered by Cauldwell.
Thomas Rogers Is the owner of valua
ble property In this city and in West
IUPERML POLICF BEGINS
Geieral Meir.lt Jpjttfrfed Gov
ernor of the Philippines.
Av COLON? 0flj2 iMERICl
He Receive. HI. Comntlailon Today
and Wilt Leave (or San 'Wrmnclmco
Dlrectl) He la Expeetedto Iteach
Manila by Jnne 15 Ttveire. Thou
sand Troop, to Co.
Major General Wesley Aferritt, com
mander of the Department of the' East,
has been appointed mllitarjvgovernor and
governor general . of tha? Philippine Isl
and. -' "' Y -
General Merritt received final orders to
this effect when he rep4rte&at"the office
of Secretary Alger lhlsmorIn'g. He left
New York on a mldnixbt, express last
night In response to 'aii l urgent tele
graphic order from the'.adjulant-general's
omce at the War Department nnd called
on Secretary Alger artdi.ju'ant General
Corbln shortly after 8 o'clock this morn
ing. After a conference of an hour and
a half. General Merritt said that he would
eladly accept the responsible position
He will leave Washington for New York
about 4 o'clock this afternoon, for the
purpose of winding up a number of mat
ters concerning the Department of the
East of which he has had entire control.
He will then go to San Francjsco and
make all haste In preparing his army for
The expedition to tho Ehlllpplnes will
consist of 12,000 men. General Merritt
will undoubtedly leave wltti the first di
vision of 5.003 men which will embark
from San Francisco In a few days.
Three large sea transports of the Oceanic
and Southern Pacific lines have been en
gaged and now- lie at .their warves at
San Francisco, awaiting the troops. They
are the City of Sydney and the City of
Australia, and the City of Pekln.
The cruiser Charleston will leave San
Francisco with ammunition- and supplies
probably today or tomorzqw. The City
of Sydney and the Cisy.oft 'Australia will
start Monday or Tuesday, present, plans
remain unchanged. General Merritt will
probably be at Manll, by Jhe middle of
The "War Departmcntjias, Issued orders
to all the volunteer troops of Colorado,
Kansas, Missouri, Idatjp' Wyoming. Utah,
and North and South .Dakota to proceed
to San Francisco as 'iWn, as possible.
These troops, with the regulars and vol
unteers now In Colorado, Washington and
Nevada, will constitute the Tirst Army
Senator Hanna was among the first to
congratulate Governor General Merritt.
The latter was Introduced as the "first
governor general and military governor
of the Philippines." r
Senator Hanna Immediately grasped
Gen. Merrltt's hand arid 'said, smiling.
"General. I would like ,to .have your po
sition.' Major General Otis, who has been in
command of the Department of Colorado,
has been chosen to be second In com
mand under Major General Merritt.
LACK OF EQUIPMENT.
Information comes from the regular
troops who were at Chlekamauga that
many soldiers are without -camp equip
ment and clothing. It Is known that sev
eral men are now clad in their civilian
clothes and are without rubber blankets
and arc compelled to sleep under horse
blankets. This condition of affairs ex
ists In the Second, Sixth, and Tenth cav
An Investigation shows that there is a
lack of supplies for the volunteers. The
change in the Army uniform necessitated
orders for the manufacture of a special
cloth, and It was sometime before the
mills began to produce It. .Firms in New
York and Baltimore received large orders
but It was not until recently that some
of the uniforms could he turned over
to the Government.
There is even a deficiency in the supply
of ordinary fatigue uniforms and more
particularly is there a lack of rubber
and woolen blankets. Quartermasters of
the different militia companies have made
requisition on the War Department for
supplies, but until within the last few
days were told that there was no more
than sufficient equipment for the Regular
Yesterday, however, the Var Depart
ment ordered Its troops to the points
designated and explained that the cloth
ing and equipment would arrive ahead of
them. It is also certain that many
thousand Krng-Jorgensen rifles will be
needed to arm the volunteer troops. At
the War Department theysay that when
the men are ready for service every part
of equipment will be ready.
(rrom the Ilirtford.C'oliraiit.)
For a dozen years' 'past Col. John
Singleton Mosby has' Teen pcaccfully
practlclng law In San Francisco. His
life between the May o'f '61 and the
May of '63 was not( so jeaceful. In
point of fact, it was Just about as full
of excitement and adventure as a life
could well be. The cploni was one of
the best three partisan fighters pro
duced by the war of secession. His
daring was as the daring of Mad An
thony, and his foxlness was as the foxl
ness of Francis Marion; The fame of
him and hU rangers spread through
the land. Ubiquitous, elusive, tantaliz
ing, a -will-o'-the-wisp and hornet In
one, he was the plague, the despair and
the admiration of the Federal officers
set to catch htm. They never caught
For more than a quarter-century he
has been a peaceful, loyal citizen; a
good, country-loving American. The
other day he offered his services to the
Government for the campaign In Cuba.
The general of the army was able to
make the pleasant reply that he had
already recommended CoL Mosby for a
Colonel Mosby will be sixty-five on his
next birthday, but he can ride a horse
yet, and If there is to be fighting in Cuba
he'll be a handy man to have around.
What he doesn't know about' the hand
ling of irregular cavalry and about scout
ing isn't wortn Knowing. He could rive
Maximo domes lessons In the guerrilla In
dustryand Gomes at present thinks he
knows Jt all.
Kidney and Bladder
Symptoms of Iapertaice:
DltOWSIXESS. DROPSICAL COXDITIONS.
BACKACHE, DBAGCINO LIMP. THIUST.
swollen E.vrnEnmEs. loss ok
FLESH, CRAMPS, PAIS ACROSS LOINS,
HEADACHE, HARSH, DRY. OK BURN
IXC SKIN; BLURRED EYESIGHT. WAT
ERING THOUGHTS, CLOUDY URINE. RE
TENTION OP URINE, PUFFY CONDITION
OF ..FACE, LASSITUDE, AND DARK CIR
CLES AROUND THE EVES, VERTIGO.
SCANTY SECRETION, OR AN OVER-SECRETION
OF URINE. ALL INDICATE A
SERIOUS KIDNEY OR BLADDER TROU
BLE. OR. RLEMENS
1411 Pa. Ave.
Adj. Willira'i Hotel.
During hlii practice In this city hat cured hun
dreds of Washington's best-known citizens.
CHARGES MODERATE, ME0ICME INCLUDED.
(Juration List A for men, B for women, C for
Daily Office Hours 10 . in. to 5 p. m. Mon
day, Wednmday, Thursday, and Saturday, 0 to S
p. ni. Sunday. 10 to 12 m.
CONSULTATION STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
SLIGHT FALL IN STOCKS
The Wherenbouts of the SpanisTi
Feet a Factor.
Lenses Are Only Fractional and (he
Market 'Fhroasrlibut Shows a
New York, May li The slock market
opened today heavy with values some
what lower. The prices recorded were
chiefly a reflection of the weakness of the
American division of the London market.
In addition, the absence of any confirma
tion of yesterday's reports In regard to
the whereabouts of the Spanish fleet was
accounted as a disturbing sentiment. The
looses noted were all within fractional
While the market generally ranged below-
the closing prices of jesterday It
showed a firm undertone. (
Government bonds are unchanged.
The general market was dull, heavy and
Xew York Storlc llaikrl.
Corrected dally by W. B. Hlbbs A Co,
members of the New York Stock Ex
change. 1117 r Street.
Opca Ulffb Low 2pm
American Sob-It im ll II 11V
American Spirit pro.... 9 S3 a 19
Amcncan aucar.... .... IX! 133 131 VI IT!
American Suz.ir.pfd.... IIS It: III 112
American Tobacco. 112 1S "14 USX
AtchUon. 13, IH US i'-U
Atchlxio. TopiS F.pfJ 3IVi SI'i 314 31,
UMtimore & Ohio 19 m 19 19
I!uy Slate Gat s 2 : 3
Canada Southern S2 52S Ms 51JJ
Jhc-.apcake & Ohio 2IU Jl'V !! -lti
C. C..C. & St. Lv 32H' 355 31!4 ll'i
ChicacoJIur. &la!ne7.. 100 XO0H 9J !O0J
Chicaco A. Northwestern 12-.H I2ii 15i UH
ChicacoOai 99 is Wi 9dS
tU M Jt St. iaul.. 8K 98' 83S 99V,
C. H. lilMeiHc W 0)!i 98 9J,
luLsoUdalrd Ga ISSVi 193 IHSVJ IJ2S
uen. & Jfiouranue pia..
Loulsrilie & NanriUft-..
M. Ki T, pfd.
National Lead Co
17 t; n r
37 37 33 2!!-;
5l)i i.V, S3 J4'i
119 li lla't USS
102S IU!W l'N !iS
r,4s' 3 Hi 33S. 31'-j
3S-, 16 , 31 31!
3V, 334 33 33
9 '"). 93 95
New Jersey Central..
New York Central 116 1104 ' Il4
Northern racinc 26 27 M. 2
Northern laclHc. pfd.... 6a MJ,' (34 U
1'acincMaa 29 29 2 Wii
rtlla 4 iteadine - 19 19 18, 184
Southern Hallway, pfj 30Jf 30; Z 304
Texas Psciac Il ll'i II II
Tennessee Coal and Iroa 25 28 234 25J;
Union l'nculc uew 21 2 23, 234
U S Leather, pfd WC M!i' C3k eili
Wabash. pld 20 20 19 194
Wheeling & Late We.. 2 2 231,' 23,
Western CchraTcL W; 90'i S94 W
U.I". pfd 59; 594 334 59
Clileniro Grain and ITorlalnii Market
Corrected dally by W. B. Hlbbs & Co..
members of the New York Stock Ex
change. 1127 F Street.
wubXT. Op33 IlUa Lost 2 pm
170 155 163
lliVi 1C7 lOS'i
May 6 60
31 K 31!,
12 15 tl.tt) 11.95
6.1) 6 13
Near York Cotton Hnrket,
September.. A 34
6.23 0 2)
6.3S 6 31
AVanliIniftou Stock Kxchanire.
Sales D. C. XKTs. $3009112. Met. R. R.
Certificate "B," M.SSOSU0. West End
National Bank. 18102. Capital Traction.
207. Mergenthaler Linotype. 1017144:
201 3-4. Lanston Monotype, 20016.
American Craphophone preferred, 'tiilT,
3-S; 2Q15 1-2. Pneumatic Gun Carriage.
200r;i cents; 10OS32 cents.
After Call-Capital Traction, 2373 1-S.
V S 4.S It 1907 Q J. IDSJi
US IsClKUyJ. 1094
USI'i, 1925 122K
U S 4s. 192) . 1224
USS'i 1001 QF 1U4
Disraicr or coluubia sot3
S's. If 99 "20-y car f anfllng"
8'hl93! "30-year fuudhuc," gold. ....
7sl9UI, 'Water stock" curreacy.
J'kWOS. "Waterstock" currency
"i'undlns" currency, 3-6rs 112
MetK U ConrO's. lit
Met Hit Cert Indebtedness, A.... 117
Me tit It Cert Indebtedness, B.... 110
Columbia It US' j 1914 Hi
lleltKlCo's, 1921 40
Ecklngtou KU6's. 1895-19:1 93
Waslitlas Ccser A. 6's, lTO2-'27.. IHK
VYashUatCo. ser It. 6'x, UWl-'... 1124
D i Electric IJi'ht, Debenture
Imp. M sndN 102
CbesandPotTela's 1890-1911 101
Am Sec & Tr &' F and A. 1900.. 103
Am See Alt Vs. A and 0,1905.... 100
Wash Market Co 1st 6s. 1M4-191I.
17,000 retired annuauy Ill
Wash Market Co Imp 6's, I2-M7... Ill
Wash Market Co eztTn 0's, IU'27. HI
Masonic Hall Assorts UoaVs, 1WI 195
Waih Light If 1 1st 6'i 1901 ... 93
NATION ALB-IN it STOCK.
Bsnkot Wsshlagloat 585
Central (new stock) 140
Farmers and Mechanics' 13J
Second , 110
Citizens i 140
West End 100
un DiPOJir ass raosf oomfaxcu
Mat Safe Deposit and Trust 1114 115
Wash Loan and Trust 118 us
AmerSecurltyand Trust lis
Wash Sate Deposit 50
srirsxitea s.. .... o ...
Franklin i 37
Corcoran....-.............- H .....
Polomso-. ........-..... .... 6 .....
Arlington i-o tj
ioo Glacier Refrigerators
-at Manufacturer's Prices.
3 H fs:fcS'"M,"'
LANSBURiH FURNITURE AND CARPET CO.,
German American 135
National Union 9
Kiggs .. 7!i
People's r..T. &4
Real Estate Title 75
Columbia Title 4
Wash. Title .
Capital Traction Co..... 75
Georgetown & Tenallytown.
oas m rusjrma uau: sroaici
Washington Gas 47
Georgtown Uai 44
V. S. Electric Light Vi
tei.epiiox Karoo X3.
Chesapeake and Potomac 50
Mergenthaler Linotype 1134
Lanuon Monotype. 16
American Graphophoe. IS1,
American Gniphophone, pfd "154
Pneumatic Gun Carnage 52
WasStneton ilarkct 12
Great Falls Ice 119
TORPEDO m SIGHTED
Two of Spain's Des foyers Sees
PASSED BY A BRITJSH SHIP
Flnahed m Light Across (he Menaa
tlc'is Host Twenty Miles Eaat of
the MakvaachuMvrtts Coast Earls"
Yesterday M ruins May Be Part
of the Cape Verde Fleet.
New York. May li. Capt. Mann, of the
British steamship Menantlc. which arriv
ed this morning from Antwerp, reports
that at 1 o'clock yesterday morninc. he
sishted two torpedo boat destroyers off
the Massachusetts coast. They were some
twenty miles east of the Nantucket light
ship and were separated by some miles.
Capt. Mann says the vessels were not
American. The- were English built craft,
with no funnel and small guns mounted
on the bow. It Is thought here that they
may be tno of the destroyers attached to
the Cape Verde fleet.
A dispatch boat from Boston on Tues
day reported that the captain of the Brit
ish steamship Itowan had sighted a tor
pedo boat off Sable Island.
Capt. Mann tald: "It was about 1 o'clock
in the morning of May U, in latitude 40.W.
longitude 63, a long. low lying craft was
seen approaching under the shadow of
the Menantlc's smoke. It came along
rapidly and was seen to be a torpedo boat.
She flashed a light on us and crossed un
der our stern going to the east-northeast,
and fired a rocket which was an
swered to the southward by dot and dash
flashes. The night was too dark to dis
tinguish anything or determine the na
tionality of the stranger.
'At daylight, about twenty miles east
of Nantucket south shoal lightship an
other torpedo boat was seen in the line of
the sun which dazzled the water too much
to make out her colors. She was one of
the destroyer class of torpedo catchere
and a very large boat. She appeared to
be one of the recent English type of tor
pedo destroyers and I am sure there Is
no vessel of her class In the American
The Menantlc ran close to the lightship
on Nantucket and reported the presence
of the torpedo boats.
MB. GLADSTONE'S HEALTH.
It la "Fairly Good" aa the End nt
Hawarden. May 12. The reviving phys
ical powers of Mr. Gladstone are almost
a wonder to his friends. IL is known
that within the last ten days his physi
cian has told the family of the dying
statesman that death might occur at any
moment. Yet he still lives and with the
exception of the broken sleeps that dis
turb him at night gives no sign of more
than the ordinary prostration that natu
rally accompanies a man of his past ac
tive life and present advanced years.
Ills physical condition as summed up by
his doctor, who Is in attendance every
day. Is that the "grand old man" Is wear
ing on towards the end and that bis
health, considering every circumstance,
is "fairly good."
A letter written by n member of Mr.
Gladstone's family says the -patient has
not left his room for a fortnight. It adds:
"It had been hoped he might have some
sense of enjoyment as the warm weather
returned and turned the whole earth into
a garden; but the truth Is, he has taken
leave of all portions of the earth. He Is
possessed with a sense of departure. His
body, mind and soul ask for no food of
any kind. His one desire Is for peace.
He has longer times of quiet sleep, or rest,
with closed eyes, than when the morphia
treatment began, but, though he has con
siderable physical strength, he is unable
to listen to anytthlng but a. short mes
sage of one or two sentences. Even this
is often an effort. He has seen three or
four friends outside of the family, but no
conversation occurs. Nothing but a fare
well blessing for each-of them."
An E2azineera Amnsinse Experience.
(From the Detroit free Press.)
Half a dozen locomotive engineers had
been spinning yarns during the evening.
One of them had run down grade so fast
that his train had jumped the rails on the
aide of a. snort curve and struck them
on the other aide without getting a wheel
off the track. Another bad jumped a nar-
This great sale is furnishing
wonderful opportunities for
-householders. These Refrigera
tors are one of the very best
makes, with or without side
board tops. The prices we are
selling them at means a clear
saving to you .of fully one-third..
A large line of Ice Chests, too, is
being sold at an equal reduction.
Wash. Safe Deposit Co.,
13.09 per month.
Only to bolder,
On Pa, Ave., IIM18 N.W.
e will offer, commencing today, twentj
hejil of carefully selected Virginia torse,
weighing from 1.OJ0 to 1,250 pounds; Dr IL W,
Acbi-un will be pleued to exhibit these bonei
to pruspectire buyers, at our stables, cor. 2Gti
n4 t) ctl nsar
UTTLEFIELD, ALVORD & CO.
SPECIAL, 'NOTICE. FROM THIS DAY
forward I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by my wife. May Ityder.
nee Howard, 1725 Twentieth Street north
west. JOHN RYDER.
SPECIAL NOTICE. A meeting of Aha
stockholders of the "Washington Safe
Deposit Company will he held MAY U,
ISM, to elect directors for the ensuing
year. Polls open at 12 m. and close at
1 P- am. 8AU CROSS.
SPECIAL NOTICE. A meeting of the
stockholders of the Washington Safe
Deposit Company will be held May 13.
ISM. to elect directors for the ensuing
SPECIAL, NOTICE. Policies of lite in
surance bought for Investment. Money
loaned on the same as collateral. .,
Applications for Insurance on rejectel
Uvea up to J10.000 entertained.
HADDATTAT & DOUGLAS.
apl7-tf 513 Fourteenth Street.
LEWIS JOHNSON & CO.,
1315 F STREET N. TV.,
-lmo-em Sun Building.
Corson & Macartney,
Ucmbers of the Kcw Tork Stock Exchaacaw
1U5 F St.. Hlora Building.
CorrcspoDdrnts ot akasm Van Eraburga Atttc
bury. No. t Wall street.
BaaKers and Dealers la Government Doall.
Deposits. xchange Loans.
tUflroad Stocks and Bcndi and all seriirttla
lifted oa the exchufes of Sew York, FalUoelph
Boston, and Baltimore bought and sold.
A specialty made ol investment securities. Sis
triet Bonds and all local Railroad. Gas. lnsmuie,
and Telephone Stock dealt in.
American Bell Telephone Stock boucht ant
W. B. HI BBS & CO.,
BA1TKXBS AXD BROKERS,
llembers Near York Stock Exduare,
1 427 F Street
LAUBXBTnC. TIIALIUUCI J: CO,
RIGGS NATIONAL BANK,
Washington, D. C
Issues Letters of Credit for
Available in All Parts of the 'World.
Sells Foreign Exchange.
Makes Cable Transfers.
Charles C. Glover, President
Thomas Hyde, Vice President.
James M. Johnston. Second Vice Pres.
Arthur T. Brlce, Cashier.
William J. Flather, Assistant Cashier.
WM. n. GURLEY. J. Y. BARR0S3.
GURLEY & BARROSS,
BANKERS AND BROKERS. IMS P ST.
Ueuberi o( WASHINGTON' STOCK EICUANQE.
New Tork Correspondents,
Hunter. Cooper & Co..
llrrobera ol NEW TORK STOCK EICHANCK.
Stocks, Bonds and Local
Securities bought and sold Cash or Margin.
Private wile to New York. Telephone 390.
row creek In the same way when he dis
covered that the bridge was gone, and
It was Impossible to stop the heavy train
in time to avert disaster. A third had
kept just ahead of a cyclone for tea
miles, and then had his train blown on
the track of a competing road.
"You're not saying much this evening.
Sam." remarked one of the talkers to a
grimy-looking veteran of the throttle,
"I never had no miracles happen to me."
grunted Sam. "'Bout the most amusin'
thing I ever run ag'nst In my experience
was down among the hills In Pennsylva
nia, where some of the roads is crook
eder than a ram's born. I was haulln' a
big train of empties, and makln so many
turns that I got dizzy. Finally I pulled
her wide open, and let her go, till sho
rocked like a duck boat In a storm. First
thing I knowed I was In a. rear-end col
lision, tellerscopin' freight cars and pllin'
up kindlln' wood on both sides of the
"Nuthln" strange 'bout that."
"Course not. When we Investigated we
found that I had been Tunnln' so fast
round them bends that I caught up with
the hind end of my own train, and was
goln' through It. IVhat I've often won
dered is If that engine hadn't been check
ed, tellerscopin her own train, whether
she'd a nit herself from behind. Don't
seem's though 't could be any other
And the Bag of Free Cuba
In triumph shall wave
O'er the reconeeritradoa
And Comer, tke brave.