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THE MORKIHG TIMJES, FRCDAX, SEFTEaiBfllt 17, 1897.
WITH IMPDSlie KREUOH.
Corner-Stone Lajing of llio New
PRESIDENT HcKINLEY THERE
A Greut Crowd Assembled to Wit
ocM the Servicer Addresses by
"WeH-'Kuown Prominent 3Ien The
President 3Jnch Interested. Tuo
Chair He "Used Marked.
The corner stnnc or the new Hebrew
Temple was laid yesterday afternu.'n on
the sue of i,he old building, wliloli stood on
Eighth street, between II and I streets,
In the presonci ot a vast multitude of in
teretsU'fl spectators. Prominent amoug
tl.t dlslrtngulsbed invited guests were
President McKlnley, Postmaster General
Gary, Secretary Alger, Secretary Sher
jt su Secretary IMws, aadS iCTnary WiUou.
Anions the ministers of tin eity who wit
nessed the ceremony were Dr. Alexander
Kent, jf the People's Church; Rev. Chal
v cr;- T. Easton, Dr Byron Sunderland,
paseor of the First Preobyterian" Church,
jttii' Kev, Br P. H.UnvnM'f Calvary Bap
ism Chui5t The presidents of the Hebrew
uoagregatflonsot the city wer; uUo present.
Tue District government was represented
by GomniisMoaer John B. "Wight
LeiyUiing conspired lo make the occa
sion most auspicious and ljetitting the
ltci'.tftiftd temple, the election of which
It was Iniendetl to commemorate. The
j,mi.s or the arrangements committee were
perfect In every detail and the program of
eumlses was carried out without hitch
or ihalt. Facing Eighth street a platform
measuring 100 by CO feet was erected for
the accommodation or trose who were to
take part In the ceremony and the dlstin
ttUhed visitors Immediately in front or
tWb "vwu the corner-stone, a huge block
of gnuute measuring 4x3x2-1-2 feet,
held in place by a pulley. The front or
tue platform wn tastefully decorated
with the national colors.
n the front part of the stage, in full
view of the corner-stone, were President
MGKiuley and Ms Cabinet and the minis
ters. On tue left ot the stage were the offi
oors or the Grand Lodge of the District,
F. A. A J!., in full regalia, with officer
md members of nearly all the local lodges
of Mhsoiis. On tile right were the members
X Ue board of direction of the eongrega
lion aod tin building uommittee, together
with te committee on invitations.
Ataug?' tho ceremonies attending the
laying of the stone did not begin until 5
"ctorfc. long liore thai nur I etweeu
3,400 and 4,000 spectators crowded
Eighth street from II to I streets. A few
minutes after 5 o'clock the Canton Potomae
Iirum Corps, tliirtv strong, came marching
down J3ighth htreet. playing "Hail to the
Cnicf ." and t he uext moment Presld ent Mc
ICinley arrived, and was given a rousing
-welcome by the vast audience. Soon after
the arrival of the Presidential party the
exercies were opened with prayer and an
address br the Tlev. Dr. Stern, pastor of
the "Washington Hebrew Congregation. Dr.
"It Is not an unusual or rare event,
In a general sense, that has caused us
to assemble here today. Mom; conspicuous
among the prominent structures of cities,
preat and small.in this wide land yea, of
village and hamlet as well are those dr-di-catfid
to the worship of the Most High.
"VVlti these, the number is constantly in
creasing. "Among these, Jewish houses ot wor
ttp cofitly temple and humble synagogue,
"vvhereand at all times we have been mind
ful ot the divine injunction: 'Thou shale
build unto me a sanctuary, that I may
dwell among thee.' Even in the inhos
pKttWe wilderness, through their forty years'
journey, the pillar of clouds did not depart
from Israel by day nor the pillar or fire
by nigh; even as then and there, the
ark of the covenant and the perishable
Mwctoary accompanied them from place
to place; so almost throughout the forty
ccatttrlee' which have elapsed since the
first Hebrew went lortli in his divine rniv
riwt to leach and spread knowledge of the
tail one God.
Cn free Ameiican soil, as a component
pare of a great and free and happy ma
te, tlmt at It first inception solemnly
doctored the equality of ail men without
Teyatd to nationality or creed, the Ameri
can Jew , true to himself and his traditions,
lins sought U give visible expression to his
'layslty and faithfulness as a Jew and as
a efltaen by the erection of magnificens
teiispie in the various cities of the Union
my here In the very capital of the nation,
the logically most fitting place, such a
monumental structure did not exist. Long
have we felt its want; Jong and lovingly
ltave we looked forwaid to the day tlmt
wohW grant us tbe consummation of our
oherighed liopes. That day has dawned
at last, and lieartily do we rejoice in the
event- We feel that this Is an event
of mare than local significance; that it
mark an epoch not alone in the history
of iur congregation, but in American Ju
daism. And may I be permitted to briefly
refar to the fact that In more than
an ordinary sense the rearing of this
sanctuary, at this particular time, is of
hi.percancc and significance- It will rise
and stand as a solemn and perpetual pro
tect against that ridiculous, .preposterous
ncttei; nutDing to the surface now and
theft, nd ttrangely enough with renewed
forc- in these latter days, that Palestine,
tlHNMands of years ago the home of our
aaoneorfc, and sacred today to Jcv and
(let rtle alike, be the country of the Jews
of modem times still; and that in the
"vittiouf- countries in which they dwell to--i-y,
they must be regarded as strangers
anil aliens. L.et theorists and visionists talk
of re-establislrtng a Jewish state In the
distant East; Jet some good people be
boJfl In aich a movement the fulfillment
of pertain spiritual prophecies. The lay
lB6if ibcflorner-stonc of Oils monumental
taaotwrc, In which our children's children
wil piay and worship, emphatically pro
olbdnHi -tlie fallacy of such attempts, the
futility of soch hopos.
Wite- this stone pile and solemn -vvit-noee
the corner-stone tliat the Jew
loet IrtB religion; but that this very loveim
plies sr. a rdent devotion to the country that
grant" biir. the free exercise thereof; that
tJMv own love of country is supreme and
ail absorbing, admitting of no alienation
or atfevtu.i) by either tradition of the
pnfit or hopes or the future.
Th- minion of the Jew today in all the
conutrics of xhe globe, as ever. Is to aid in
the advancement ot religion and morality.
civilisation and enlightenment, and to
further tho progress of the human race to--wari
tlmt happier goal to which mankind
slowly butateadUy is tending."
At the conclusion ot his address, the
Kev. Stern introduced Mr. I. L. Blout,
the president of the congregation, who
conducted the remainder ot the exercises.
Mr. Bloat introduced Mr. "William Hahn. f
chairmen ot the huiiaing committee, who
said, when the idea ot building u new
temple was first decided on, it was de- J
termlned Sj erect a structure large enough
to accommedatc the increasing numbers
cr the congregation for many years to
come, and one which would also be an
ornament in the Capital City of the Na
tltiu, where there are so many imposing
and beautiful buildings. The committee
met obstacles, but, happily, these "Were all
overcome, and from now un there would
b jilmr. s-jiilng, and the hopes ot the con
gregation would soon be realized.
Mr. Blount rose and said the words ot
Mr. Hahn sire very gratifying, and what
has beui a dream for years would in a
very Etiort while be a reality. He then
called upon Mr. Matthew Trimble, grand
master ol the grand lodge, F. A. A. M.f
to taKe cl.arzo of the laying of the corner
stone. Mr. W. A. Gutley, the assistant
secretary ot the lodge, took charge or
the box containing the articles" which
were t j be depoEited in the corner-stone.
Before placing the box in the stone
Secretary Singleton announced the articles
the box contained. The articles were-
Hebrew Bible, union prayer,book for tliu
Sabbatn and holidays, Constitution uf the
United States, constitution of "Washing
ton Hebrew Congregation, constitution and
by-laws of the grand lodge or the Masons
or the District, copies of the Washington
Times, Evening Star, Washington Post,
American Hebrew, Jewish Messenger,
American Israelite, Jewish Covenant, his
tory ol the Washington Hebrew congrega
tion, names of present officers, names of
building committee, names of architects
and builders, names of President and Vice
President or the United States and Cabl-n-t
officers, names of the District Com
missioners and Hebrew Charities.
Aftei tr.e box h.td been pluced In
tb stone, Mr. Trimble returned to the
platform, and explained the duty of Ma
sor.s on such occasions. Holding up the
gavel he held in his hand he said it was
the one presented to George Washington,
tne first President of the United States,
and was med by him at the laying of
the comer-stone ot the National Capitol
building. '"It K" he said, "the property
of Poumiac Lodge and can only be used
by speeia! permission ot that lodge."'
It is a neauciful gold-mounted gavel
and is within a day or two of being
one hundred and four years old.
The Hya Simon Wolf, cliairmau fo the
committee on Invitation, was introduced
and opoke as follows"
"Religion is the corner-stone of govern
ment, rr it enibrnt US' ,111 the element of
social order, enlightenment, civilization and
a recognition ot tl.t- welfare ot one and
all. Thus the corner-stone layjng ot a
temple of worship, wherein the faitii of
the Jews pr-dominates, lias a double
slgnlfi'"at:ee. It has the prestige of an
cestry, history jnd all that that word iru
plie, as well as the recognition of the
Jew as an American citizen; that in con
sonance with the Constitution of the United
States and the laws enacted thereunder
he is free to worship according to the die
tat eh of his conscience. It is mobt plea
ing and gratifying that at the nation's
capital a temple worthy of the country
uml ot the city should be erected, and no
less agreeable that the President of the
"ITnit'tl States, accumranied by members
or his Cabinet, should honor the occasion,
and that the authorities or the District
or Columbia Miould be represented, to give
en 'ill. a his to the fact that as citizens uf
Washington we are worthy of being recog
nised in o.uimon with the best elements of
st.ciety. end tnat the ancient order should
lend Us official presence in the perform
ance of a duty wnich has become insep
aiaMy connected with the Masonic fra
ternity. At the cIopc ot the nineteenth century
we are advancing on the high road ot
kingtip with each other. Thus the other
day tl'!s pastor and the board ot directors
of tht Congregational Church ot this city
tendered thp use of their place of worship
to our congregation for the coming holidays,
proving to one and all that the walls of
demarcation are crumbling, that we are
won-hlplng and praying to one Father,
.nd that the Jew and Christian banded
together for all the influences which tend
to civilization and morality, have. In addi
tion to the,r being devotees of their re
spective faith, one greater ambition to be
brethren and American citizeus.
' May the spirit of fraternity continue to
grow, and may sectarianls-mas a means of
opposition be eliminated from the ccdy
politic, and mn7 each and everyone while
faitiiful to trat which each and every on"4
believes to be nere-sniy to Uielr spiritual
and moral welfare, yet never forget that
we owe n comra-m duty to the state and to
other faiths and that the greatest of all
earthly blessings is to strew the path of
others with the flowers of recognition and
good-fellii'vship, and to prove by our acts
that ve are worthy of the great heritage
of our fathers, and that the highest ex
emplification of American citizenship Is o
be liberal, just and generous.''
The music for the occasion was sung
by a choir of thirty voices, chosen from
among tht- memliers of the Washington
Hebrew Congregation, under the direction
or Frof G. W. Walter. Selections sung
were "Thine, O Lord, Is the Greatness,"
"Kone "is Like Unto Thee, 0 Lord," and
"In Juda Is God luiown, and His Name
Is Great in Israel."
The Ijenedictlon was pronounced by the
Rev. S. H. Greene, pastor or Calvary Bap
After the ceiomony. President McKlnley
congraulHted Dr. Stern, and said he was
much pleased with having attended the
exercises, which he enjoyed very much.
The chair In which the President sat
was marked by Mr. Moses Cohen, the sex
ton of the Washington Congregation, and
was earefully put away after the cere
mony. XEGHO POSTMASTER SIIOT.
Politics Alleged to Have Cunsed
the Attempted Assassination.
La Grange, Ga., Sept. 16. J. H. Loftin,
the negro" postmaster at Hogansville,
was shot three times at 0 o'clock la!t
night by patties unknown, and Is ton'ghtin
a precarious condition, though it is be
lieved the wdtindh Willi not prove fatal.
Lottin has just closed the pohtoff ice, and
was a few yards front the door, en route
to his home, when several perMms emerged
from the darkness and began firing at him.
ne ran a few steps and Tell to the ground,
apparently dead. The people of Hogans
ville were greatly excited during the night,
and the orcurrence has been the talk of
the day in every section of Troup and the
ndjoinintr counties, but there are no clews.
Politics undoubtedly led to the attivri.-.
Loftin w.as appointed about three mouths
ago to the posIUon of postmaster over the
protest of nearly every white citizen of the
town. Tne negro official displayed a
sullen disposition against the whites, who
were forced to come in contact with him
Loftin was a very influential negro and
was a ddegatte to the St. Louis conven
tion which nominated McKlnley. It Is un
derstood that a regulur organization wus
fonued, not only to assault Loftin, but
hlB successor in office, shouidhe be a black
man. A similar movement is on foot as re
gards the negro deputy collectors of internal
revenue, and other negro Federal officers.
$10.00 To Niagara Falls and .?10.00
Return Via Pennsylvania
Railroad October l'.Jth.
Special train, with Parlor Cars and Day
Coaches, will leave Washington at 7:30
a. m., October 12, stopping at Buffalo
going, to accommodate passengers and
delegates to the International Convention,
Brotherhood of St. Andrew, to be held
at that place October 13 to 17. ( Tickets
valid for return passage within ten days.
A Low Rate via a Ulgh-Srnde Tload.
$1.00 to Baltimore and return next Sun
day, via Pennsylvania Kailroad. sel6-3t
To Atlantic City. Through trains Tia
the best-equipped line. Pennsylvania
RatlroaeP-excursion next Saturday and
GUB1QUS MEI MYSTERY
Created by a Fatal Sim Stroke
Three Years Ago.
DID MRS. MAKGUM SPECULATE?
Vuh TKuown to Have Hud About Ten
Thousand Dollars VS'ltU Her Be
fore She "VVns Overcome by tlie
Heat Mlbfortunes That Followed
the Loss of. the Large Sum.
A most remarkable mystery involving
the dliippeurauee of more than 510,000
the less of some property, and the Hie
and death of Mrs. Luther Mangum and
two or her friends has just been mude
public. The facts would form the plot
of a high-class French detective story.
and all tlie details have been kept must
.-crupulousty secret for more than three
The noon, sun of July 12, 1891, was
unusually hot mi Pennsylvania avenue
and Mrs Mangum was overcome with the
ileal u Iter way to her home al No. 30o
North Capitol street, the front of which
is now rented to a Chinese laundry Slie
was taken home, lay down for a few hours
and became utiOuucIous, neither speaking
nor writing afU-nvard, though ehu Uvea,
for eight days.
On the morning she became 111 she had
over S-1,000 with her when she started
down town. Going to Mr. 0. P. Thompson,
a lawyer and a personal Mend of Mr-Mangum,
she Induced him to identify her at
the Central National Bank, from which
she drew a large sum of money, leaving
S3.71, which is there yet, and cannot M-.
drawn-without long legal process. Then
she separated from Mr. Thompson, and
when overcome with the heat au hour
later did not have a dollar with her.
Mi. Thompson, who had known much
about the bucincss affairs ef the family,
devoted nearly two years ta a vain search
lor tlie money, and itis said that the eager
ness and anxiety of the hunt finally cost
him his life Mr. Mangum had another
strong personal friend, Itlchnrd I'orter, a
pressman, who joined in the tracing jf
the various clews, and so great was his
Intor-srm the matter that, with the work
cf his trade and the worry of the search,
he, too, died aHer a few months.
But thtt i s not all. Two or throe weeks
after the death ot his wife, Mi, Mangum
w.-istaicen with a severe attack of rheuma
tism, which held him bedfast for two
yours. Yet these two misfortunes und
the loss of the money, and the transfer to
other people of a lot f.r property by his
wife, who had mortgaged it just before
her death-all thesedldnot end the trouble.
He had a prosperous business in running
two lee wt'gons. and these were burned
one night in a barn at the foot of Tlnrteen-.'ind-a-half
street. Yet with his business
destroyed, home sacrificed, and property,
health and money gone, Mr. Mansum laid
not a word until yesterday, when he con
sented to tallc
"It is the strangest thing I ever knew,"
he said, "and 1 give it up. Wc looked
high and low, nortn and south, case
and west, in all the safe deposit and
other bunks, and Interviewed every broker
we could Hud, but after three years we
are as much In the dark as on the day
ot my wife's death. Did 1 Have any
enemies? None- that 1 knew or, who
could do a thing like this I was on
good terms with my wife", trusted her
implicitly, and scarcely believe that she
could have speculated a.nd Ios-t everything
so suddenly. If any man or set ot men
laid a plot to obtain it all, they simply
made tl.tir plot Aork, Tor there remaini?
not the slightest clew. On the morning
when my wife lefthom: to go to the bank
I gave her S151 to put with the reet,
leaving myself only 38 cents. But 1
have my health back now, Tor which I
am thankful. I am rtartiug again and
I am happy with my prospects."
The cnihierot the Central National Rank
yesterday atterroon refused to answer a
question as to whether Mrs. Mangum really
Old draw out the amount alleged, on the
giound that to do so would be a breach of
The solution of the mystery remains to
he guessed by somebody.
DniVJJ MEN FROM WORK.
Infuriated "Wives and Daughters of
Strikers Attuelc Minurs.
Hazleton, Pa , Sept. 16. The Lehigh.
and Wilkesbarre Company has a large
stripping at Honey Brook, and needing
some coal for its own use, attempted to
put it into operation this morning The
necessary number of Italians and Hun
garians were procured and the men went
to work News of this spread, and shortly
after 7 o'clock two score of Infuriated
women, armed with sticks and stones,
and followed by a hundred boys, ap
peared upon the scene and made an on
slaught upon the workers. Egged on by
the men they hurlod sticks and stones
at the men and drove them from the pits.
The mob next swooped dowiuon the Mon
arch, Star and Carson and drove the men
working there out also. In consequence
all the works named had to close down
Information of these riotous demon
strations was conveyed to Gen. GoWn,
and ho ordered five companies of the
Eighth Regiment, under Col. MacGce, to
the scene. When the troops arrived here.
however, the mischief had been done, and
theriotershad dispersed. His services came
too late, and Col. MacGee returned with
his men to Hazleton.
Thebe occurrences have had the effect
of stirring up Sheriff Scott, of Schuylkill
county, in which these places are situated,
and he proceeded to Hazleton to ask Gen.
Gobin for military protection. Gen. Gobln
was of the opinion that since his com
mand had been detailed for service in
Luzerno county he could not detach any
part or It for service in any other. He
advised Sheriff Scott to appeal directly to
the governor. This the latter did, and re
mained inHazlPton until 6 o'clock, awa it
ing aji answer from the governor. Up to
the time he left, however, he had re
No more colliers went on strike today,
hut neither did any of the idle ones re
It Saves the Croupy Children.
Seavirw, Va.-V.'e have a splendid sale
on Chamberlain's Cough Itemedy, and
uur customers coming from tar and near
speak of it in the highest terms. Man-
have bald that their children would xr
died of croup if Chamberlain's O
Ilemcdy had not been given. Kellam, &
Ourren, The 35 and 50-cent sizes for
sale by Henry Evans, Wholesale and Be
tall Druggist, 038 F street, and Con
necticut avenue and S street northwest-,
and 142a llaiyland avenue northeast.
Tedious Transfer Tlirougb Phila
Through trains to Atlantic City. Penn
sylvania Bailroad, great excursion next
Saturday and Sunday. tel5-4t-em
To Baltimore, via the Pennsylvania Rail
road, next Sunday, September 19. There
are other rates and other roads, but there
is only one combination perfectly satisfactory,-
THi: VntSAILL'Eg SYNCHING.
The Plan to Hunt; tlio Buhbsrs Mndo
Alnny otoliths Ago.
Versailles, Ind., ScptriG. The five
men lynched here yesterday had been walk
ing in the shadow or death for months.
Had the original plans jpt tne lynchers
been carried out, there would liuve been
feven men strung up Instead of five. Two
doctors, who are notorious In the neigh
borhood, and who arc known to be mem
bers ot tl-c robber gang, were booked Tor
places beside their companions, but they
got wind ot the affair and hid themculvutt.
It was some months ago that a grouu
of hard-working farmers met in t-1'"
Itlpley courthouse, in this clUy, and talked
of tlie robbery and torture of an old
rarm'T fti-d his wife. l'our men had gone
to tlie home of the couple und put hot
coals to their feet and made them tell
where their money wah. Word was passed
that Lyle Levi's gang was at workaguln,
and it was declared that the whole gang
ought to be wiped out.
Tlie little crowd dispersed, but the seed
of the quintuple lynching had been sown.
Farmers met at frequent intervals and
dlM5UtHl the wiping out of the gang. All
that was needed was another outbreak on
the part of the gang. ItcamelastSaturday
night. The sheriff had learned of the
plans of tlia robbers and set out to cap
ture them. He had to take some or the
citizens into his confidence in order to
form a posse. In this way it became gen,
enliy known. The news spread like wild
fire among tlie fanners. The people knew
that there was a plan to capture four of the
gang, and with Shuter in jail they would
have the five worst members. It wa-Hhen
hat it was decided to hang the robbers
as soon as they should be placed in jail.
The story of iho capture 1ms already
been ralat"d. After the men had been
placed in tha little jail their doom
was sealed. Sunday night was the time
Nile led, and on Sunday afternoon eight
men walked about the outskirts of Ver
sailles looking for a suitable place for
the hanging The elm tree on White's
faim at Gordon's Leap was finally se
lected. The time was too slort to mass
a largo crowd and I In lynching was putt
poneo until Tuesday night. The farmers
and all others who were in the scheme
began to assemble early in the evening
and at the proper time the men were
in the hands or a well-organized mon
and compelled to pay the penalty of
ill; hpent lives.
A DOMESTIC MIJHDERKD.
I! ridge t JJuypr,' Throat Cut by un
Newburg, N. Y-, Sept. 16.- Ilridgetllnyes,
fifty-eight years .ild, was round murdered
In thebathrooio in LcvettCarpmter's house
on Grand avenue, at 1030 o'clock this
morning. The woman had been assaulted
and her throat cut The crime was dis
covered by Ilejiry F Carter, a young man
who works in the rear or Mr Curpenter'u
house, nbout a stoneVthrow die' ant.
Tlie Carpenter family had been away
ror uhoat six weeks. 'Mrk' Carpenter and
her two clii'dreu wt'iif visiting tlie homo
of her father, Thoma Westlake, at Pros
pect lllli. Bridget Hayes; who was a do
mestic In the lamliy.'hafl rtimn directed to
put the house in orde'v before the family
returned. The servant's" room, on the
thim floor, was toundliuHgrent disorder
Then. W'r; bl-JOd stains-on tlie floor and
a wash basin on a suiiulUvas half full ot
blood. The man who made the dlseovery
then went to the bathroom, on the flo'jr
The body ot the servant lay on the
floor, wiih her head ugalnst the door
She was dead. Coroner Terrott found evi
dence to show that tlie v?o:han had reached
;he houfc Wednesday 'thorhlng, and had
gone up to hjr room to chunge her clothes.
When par'jydlmm'Mi she liad been attacked
and her throat cut. The murderer had
th-'n cleaned up part of the blood on tne
carper, and had carried the body down one
fllirlit of stairs to the butli room, where
It bod been placed out the floor. There
was little blood in the bath room. The
woman's arms and kiiees were badly
hrnired. The gu-h in the throat was sut
fiei-'jit to cause death almost instantly.
Under the bureau In the woman's room
Coroner Terrott round u blood-stained
On tlie bureau was the woman's p.cket
book. It contained a little change, A few
pennies lay beside it on the bureau. There
Is no clew to the murderer.
"Who Picked Her Up?
Tothe Editor of The Times:
In regard to the accident that occurred
at the corner of Thirteenth and New Ybrk
livenr.e, I wish to state that it was not
rolicemanHunt that picked theyoung lady
up. She was picked up by Messrs. Hurst
and Spindler, who are employed by the
Emrleli Beer Company ,-and taken Into the
store und cared for until the arrival of
the ambulance. S.H E.
Matchless Service. Peerless Route.
Fastest Time. Finest Equipment.
Pennsyh-aula Railroad excursion to
Philadelphia next Sunday. sel0-30
The Pennsylvania Railroad runs the only
through trains to Atlantic City. Great
excursion next Saturday and Sunday.
$2 round trip. sel6-3t
Jj1.00 to Ilultiinurc nod Return Xext
Sunday via Pennsylvania Railroad.
Tickets on sale and good September 19.
TO CURE DYSPEPSIA.
A New Remedy "Which "Will Do It.
Chronic dyspep-sla is considered by many
people to be nearly If not quite incurable.
No good reason can bo given why they
ttimk so except that perhaps they have
tried various remedies without much, if
auy. benefit But the progress in every
branch ot medicine lias been such that
among other things a lasting cure for in
digestion In its chronic form, as well as
temporary, has been discovered, and is
now placed befoie the public btrictly on
itB merits, as a permanent cure for all
stomach troubles or difficulties with the
This uew treatment is called Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets, being put up In tablet
form so us to be easily taken and also
x preserve its good qualities for an in
definite length of tlnie.i
This remedy has produced surprising
effects in the worst forms of indigestion,
and in many cases where ordinary-remedies
failed to give even relief, Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets have fully cured.
The splendid results from using this
preparation are owing to the fact that It
is piepared and intended for Dyspepsia
and stomaoh troubles ONLY. It is not a
cure-all like Bo many advertised remedies,
I'ljalmlngto cure everything under the sun,
ut it5 Is claimed that it is a certain cure
tor Dyspepsia, and any one suffering from
any form of indigestion cannot fail to
get permanent relief and cure from its
It is so prepared and the Ingredients
are of such a nature that when the tablets
are taken into the stomach they DIGEST
THE POOD no matter whether the stom
ach is in good working order or not. You
get sustenance and strength to mind and
body by reason of the food being properly
digested, and at the same time the much
abused stomach is allowed to rest und
Notwithstanding the great benefits to
be derived from Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets, the price is but 50c for full sized
package und all druggl6ts sll them.
A little, book on Stomach Diseases mail
ed free by addressing the Stuart Co.,
Marshall, Mien. sel3-3teod
FOREIGN TRADE STATEMENT
Tlie Exports for August tlie Largest
An Irregular Tone Characterizes
the Dity's Dealings Prices
Close Generally Lower.
New York, Sept. 16. -One of the most
important, features of the day's news was
the Treasury statement of the country's
foreign trade for the month ot August.
The domestic exports for the month were
the largest in the records or the Treasury,
and the excels of exports over imports
reached the very large total ot S40,053,
753, an inciease of ?lil,820,000 as corn
pared with the Treasury August statement
in 1SH0. In view ot the bearing or these
figures on the foreign exchanges, it is not
to be wonder-Mi at that the disposition of
the foieign dialings in our security mar
ket has been steadily on the side of liqui
dation throughout the summer, for other
wise a dent hi this country would have
been created, the (settlement of which
would have deranged the European money
As the bulk .of the securities returned
lo us by their former English holders
were sold at least ten points below the
present quotations, this country hu.s
every reason to be satisfied with the
An uncommonly irregular tone charac
terized the dialings on the stock exchange
today. The trading was upon a verj
active scale and the transactions Indi
cated quite a general shifting specula
tive interest. A perceptible Influence
in the trading way the suspension of a
brokerage house, with a wide clientele,
as the insolvency of the concern was
thought to foreshadow other catastrophes
of a like nature, and this threw dmibc
upon the validity of many outstand
The foreign exchange market today
was not essentially altered from ye.v
terdny'n nditicns. The predictions as
to engagements of gold for shipment hither
this week were much less confident, and
the most trustworthy authorities were
inclined to regard them as unlikely; that
is, if made upon a legitimate basis. Ship
ments otourreney to the interior were upon
a fairly large scale, and the money market
was perceptibly firmer. The dealing! for
foreign account had no decided effect upon
prices, being on a moderate scale, and on
IkjIIi sides of tne account Decided ud
Vances were scored In Minneapolis and
St. Louis, Ontario and Western, Pacific
Mall, Confolbla-ed Gas and Brooklyn Unio.i
Gas. Lou'svUIe and Nashville, and South
ern Railway continued to reflect the press
ure referable to the fpread of the yellow
feverlncbeSouth The grander shares were
somewhat less active than of late, and de
clined on reports of frost in the corn belt
and ot rumored disturbances In rates. The
bond murker was very active and gen
erally firm. Most all stocks closa dgeuerully
New Vork Stock Market.
Corrected dally by W. B. Hlbbs & Co..
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
N. Y. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
"!'. Htzh. 1,TT ClOS.
American Spirit, wfu,
Vm. Sujar ltoftiicrv...,
Au.crican Supar pfil..
tcliison. Tod. ,t H, F.
13'.' ll l.V UU
33 :33' 13 m$
iso-c 154! iMH vsx
I 9S 1 !'... 119 HO
SZS 92J$ Oi 52V
mi I I5'4 16
!MK 33 S4 U
154 1SK 18 18'
UK 13 11 j..
62 Gl IjJi GI,,'
Atoll ..Top.and s.e'.pm
Baltimore A Ohio ,
Hay Srata Gim ,
Canada Sontliorn ,
c..r. o. A St. I
V5 C6K '-'5' 2t-
40,S -IB iQU'iWi
1001 no' Hau.ICn
Chicago. Hur. Uuincy
Chicago A Xorihw'n.... ISIS I32.V I30X l-i-
I07 197S litfK HiCli
C. M. A St. Paul
U.. H. l. and 1
UonsoiUlMcii Uai. ...
Del., Lick. A Wost...
Dclav.iro A Hudson.
. iui iiiii, lot;; 101
.. 'JoX 95H 91 i 9i,J
. o '-'iijs; las isa
v-os 120 i-.o;,' Lu-i
Erie Jbi i9
Lako .-shore ...
Louisville A NusUvillo
Michigan Central ....,
.,1.. J. A 'J'. UfU
..Uiou.U Lead Co.....
.New Jorsoy Ooutr.ii-..,
,ow Vor.c Central,....
50 i -It ii,3i 40
lla 10.) 107?, I07JS
175)-; iSl 179 17U
1.1V. ijij W) 0j
113" iij u'i" li-Kj
tu-j; nus in in
i'K ZS'A 7lf bl
4t 4i; & as
viy& -loft 4 a
'JTM iBh D1J, 18
US llbH .,H lu.S
iltf -i-St li, il
Nortuern I' ciBc -IU.... 5ia
OntwioA . cstOiru...... IU,5! "31b
1'aciBC -Mall o" bb
1'hila. A Kcau.- 23 2b?i
souUtcrn Kai.w.iy.iild.. '6tKi 37
Texas L'aciUe I,' 13
cuu.Coal A Iron 33;8 31
Dmuu Pacini. Wii .3j
"U.S. Leather piu 0 H
i iib.isu pld i"ij iJ
Wuooling A Lauo Erie. 3i Si
West. uuiouTui. e'o yj? 9v4
Nowadays the market moves and changes
with celerity. It is hard to say on one day
whether the great boom will not continue
upward many points further, and it is
hard to say on the next that a. terrible
Elump Is not coming. Conditions may be
changed tomorrow or next week, but ap
pearances certainly seem to point to the
fact that the limit has been reached for
some time to come in high prices. Re
actionary influences were shown in the
market all day yesterday after a strong,
opening. Prices were sold down by the
traders, and realizing with the catching
of stop orders In various stocks created a
decidedly lower tendency.
This was arretted for a bhort time by
spasmodic- strength in Northern Pacific
nreferred. which, however, did n oS
hold, and at the end of the day there
was evidence not only ot the discounting
of the good factors, but of a positive fall
ing off in the public support that has sus
tained prices and pushed thorn up so far In
indiscriminate buying. The opinion in
conservative circles may be summed up by
saying that until the market finds a lower
level and attracts investment buyers, its
course is likely to present little opportunity
for profit save in sales on any bullish reac
tion. This is the opinion held by Laden
burg & Thalmann, and very largely also
by Mr. Cnrley, of Carley, Stokes & Co.
Mr. Carley says, ' 'I will ask the porter about
the market when he comes in, because I
am certain he known as much alotit the
immediate movement as 1 do. There are
a lot of pools weaving stories on which to
sell slocks to the public, and they are
succeeding in selling them. Manipulation
has appeared ogain in a Mu-ge way, and
Kfocks are marked up without reference
to legitimate operations.
"Tlie market itseir, as to Its understnic
ture, is as strong as it could possibly be,
because the conditions are bettei; than
they ever were in this country before, but
the surface of the market and the tem
porary movements are such as to keep
all thoughtful observers anxious and
baffled. The best way is to buy good
stocks, like Chesapeake and Ohio and Erie
first and second preferred- There Is cer
tainly no danger of a great break in the
market, but there is always present the
certainty that the market will drop off
two or three points if tho "moguls" do
not prevent it."
It is said on good authority that Atchi
son's net earnings for August are likely
to see an increase of $250,000.
There seems to be a pool in Reading,
and it is tnought possible that the stock
may go higher. Reading Issues have had
no puxtlcular advance for a long time,
jf Friday's Shoe Snaps ! I
CRIDAY is the weekly Harvest-day for all econom
ical Shoe-buyers at our three busy stores. Fol
lowing is a partial list of Shoes to be found on our
Odds and Ends Tables for today only. Every
pair is guaranteed for wear, but not having all sizes
of them we shall close them out at a mere fraction
of their value.
Child's stout sole
Spring Heel Button
Good 750. values.
Sizes 5 to 6.
Child'sSl andS1.25 blact
Kid Solar and patent
Tipped Button, -4 to 6.
Child's, sizes 8 to 12,
Chocolate Kid Spring
Heel, Laced and
Button-Boys and Girls',
Boys' $1.50 Black Vlci
Kid, Spring Heel,
Luecd, 10, 11 and 13.
Girls' $1.50 Black Kid,
Laced and Button,
Kid or Cloth Tops,
Sizes 8 to Misses' 2.
Ladles' Chocolate and
Mahogany Kid, Fine
Laced and ButtJii,
Boots, about a dozen
Shoes Thnt Sold
For $2, $3 and $-1 ,
Nearly All Sizes.
. HAHN k
930 and 932
1914: and 19 LG Pa. Ave.
and there have been predictions more than
once. It is their turn next.
The directors of the Rock Island meet
next week to net upon the dividend. It
Is not yet certain what day the meeting
will be held.
Dow, Jones & Co say ot this ruad:
People who have watched the trading
"in Bock Island say there is unmistakable
evidence of realizing around the present
figures, and that this realizing, while not
urgent, Indicates a willingness on the pare
of insiders to accept profits. One reason
for this is the position or the other grang
ers. It Is perfectly well known to in
siders that the dividend will not be placed
on a better than 4 per cent basis for
at least some time to come, while other
grangers are either on a higher basis al
ready or, as In the case of Burlington and
Quincy, are certain to be on a higher
basis very soon.
The capital stock ot the Bay State Gas
Company has been increased from $15,
000,000 to $25,000,000.
President Miller,.of St. Paul, denies all
reports of his Intention to refute a re-election.
Town Topics' Financial Bureau has these
interesting remarks to make about West
"The stock should sell In the neighbor
hood' or par. Buying has been Tor in
vestment aecouu- A fact not generally
appreciated, or known, is that there is
less floating stock ot Western Union than
at any time since tne company was In
corporated. Capitali?ation was $100,000,-
000, and one would thiuk that with a i
million shares there would be ample to
go around, but such te not the case. West
ern Union c-uiild be put to 110, and we
believe that with George Gould's return to
activity these figures will be reacted.
It is probable that General Electric will
have an advance it anything In the market
goes that "way. There have been no ad
vances in the stock so far while the rest
of the market h.is boomed, and certainly
the business of the company is good, and
Its earnings excellent.
The Chicago and Northwestern has de
clared a quarterly dividend ot 1 3-1 per
cent on preferred stock, payable October S.
"When the fear of yellow fever is over,
and probably there will be no great epi
demic whose effect will be lasting, it
seems probable that Louisville and Nash
ville will have a good advance. There
hj.s been a decline, a small one, and it has
not gone as far in its previous advance as
many of the stocks.
AVushington Stock Kxchunge.
Sales-Capital Traction. 3 at 56 1-2:
Mergenthaler Linotype, 20 at 124; Lans
ton Monotype, 100 at 15 1-2.
After Call -Mergenthaler Linotype, 2
U. S. 4's. K1907Q. J. 1113 1121
U. S. 4'.. C 1U"7 Q. J 113V U4"
U-S.4'3.192i 125K I26&
U.S.J'S. 1001 Q. F 114 Ua
DISTItICT'o'F COLUMBIA BOXOS.
5s 1S99 "20-year Funding" 101.--J
Ua 1902 "t'O-ycar ! unding" gold.... 113
7s 1001. "'W aier Stock" currency.. 114
7s 19a3, '-IN ater Stock'' currency, lit
"Funding" currency "i.G-5'3...: HI
3Ks Keg. 2-105. 1833-1001
Mot.K. Itos.1923 Ho,1,'
Mo&KItConr. 63 US.S,
Mot. It HCcrt-.liuloDtc(lness...A.. 12
Mot. RItCcrt.Indobtcdnes3...B.. 110
lieltltlt vs. Itfil
hcUmeton it Rt's
Columbia It K. Vs. 1914 US
Wash Gas Co. Ser A. u's. 1902-'27... Ill if
ash Gas Co. bor 15. s's. 1901-'2J... li.'Ji
U. S. Eloc. Light Debenture Imp.
Cbcsand l'oc Tel 5's. lSy.UOSl lOr
Am Sec & Tr o'a. 1- and A. 1'JOJ.... 100
Am Sec & i r ..'a. A and O. l'JJ3. ... 10J
Wash Market t,"o lsttTs, 1902-1911,
57.01.0 ratlredanniully 110
Wash Market Co imp o's. 12-27 .... 110
Wash Market Uooxt'nO's. lll-'27.. 110
Masonic Hall Association o'a. lSJOij. 104
WasuLtluf lsto'b. 1901
NATIONAL BANK STOCKS.
Bank of Washington
Farmers' and Mechanics'.,
Col uin Lia
WestEud ". 101
SAFE DEPOSIT AXfl TllUST COMPANIES,
Nat. Sato Deposit and Trust
Wash. Loan and Trust 118
Awor.Socjunty and Trust 143
Wash. Sale Deposit Ml
CapitalTraction Co 3G,Y
Georgetown A Tennally town ,.. .,
GAS AND ELECT1UC LIQUT ST00K3.
Washington Gas 44'
U.a. electric LijiIu
Arlington :.. l
Ueriuau American 200
National Union 11
TITLE INSURANCE STOUKS.
Real Esrato Title. .
The balance ot
Our $1.00 Men's
And Boys" Tenuis
Heavy Lcainer Tnsolcs,
Ladies Brown Kid,
S1.00 to $1.50 Sandals
And Oxford Ties;
Broken sizes; 'Z to 7,
Ladles' white or gray
Duck 1.23 Oxford3;
Sizes 2 to -1,
Ladies' $1.30 to $2.50
Hand and Machine-Sewed
Black, Park and Light
Brown Oxford Ties
And Juliets -the
Kemnants or Perhaps
20 Different Lines.
Not All Sizes.
Men's and Boys'
Splendid Tan Shoes,
With Stout Soles,
And on Good SSiapes.
The Balance of
Several Lines ot
S2 to $3.50 Shoes.
Not All Sizes.
233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
Wasliii-rton Titto 2
District Title i
G'lics.iueake.uitl Potomac. """ CS
American Uraphophouo gj
American GraphopUone, pfd 10
Pneumatic Guu Carriage.... 55
Mergentlialer Linotype 123
Lanstou Monotype HM
WasUiuztou Market lo
Grout Kls Ice 115
N'or. A Wash. S:eauibo.it.
Chicago, Sept. 16. The wheat market
today was merely a scalping affair, tho
bull pool trading through fifteen or twenty
ditrerent houses making it more difficult;
for the pit to follow their transactions.
They were on both sides ot the market.
Fluctuations, however, werenumerous with
in a range of 1 1-8 cents Pillsbury and
other bulls in the Northwest, who increased
their estimates on the crop 20,000,000
bushels several weeks ago, are reducing
The striking feature of corn was tho
nutting of 1,000,000 bushels of December
at 31 l-2a5-S by McDougal. This is some
thing unusual, and it "Was looked upon
as an effort to break the market.
Chicago Grain and Provision Market
Corrected daily by W. B. Hibba & Co,.
Bankeia and Brokers. Members of tha
N. i. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
Open. High. Low. Clos.
Dec 93J1 mi 9 H dVA
May. MX 94JJ 9-7-.' 92
Dec 31,V 31K 1.31K ZIK-K
May 31. "'' 34$ 34?,-
Dec 21 2iK 2i 2l,f
May 23 23fc 23 53
Dec S.I9 5.25 S.10 8.22
Dec 4.17 4.57 4.47 4.57
Dec 4.c0 4.S2 4.--0 4.S0
New York Cotton Market.
Open. Hfcrh. I.w. 0103.
October 6.79 tS 79 U9 6.69
November U.74 174 u.47 CbT
December 6.77 g.77 p.is e.t3
January US0 -.M P.7I 8.73
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members of the New lark Stock Ex
change, 141U F St.. Glover Buildinff.
Correspondents ot Messrs. Moore & Schloy,
Ho. SO Broadway,
Bankers and Dealers in Government Bond
Deposits. Exchange. Loans.
Kailroad stocks and Bonds and all
securities libted on the exchanges of
New 1'ork, Philadelphia, Boston and Balti
more bought and sold-
A specialty made or Investment securi
ties. District Bonds and all local Bail
road, Gas. Insurance and Telephone Stock
American Bell Telephone Stock booghl
and sold. mhlS-tf
W. B. ilibbs & Co.,
BANKERS ana BROKERS.
Meu-berj Ne-v Vork Stock ExcU-uij.
1427 F Street
LADENBURG. THALMANN A Qx.
9 AND TRUST CO.
1 Money to Loan.
Q This company has money to loaa
H on listed collateral securities at
S lowest rato of interest.
a J SELL. President.
filoney to Loan
At 5 Per Cent.
on real estate in D. C; no delay; terms
HEISKELL & McLERAN,
jjy-tr 100S F st.n-w.
lysr Tt A N Cl-i STATEMENTS.
STATEMENT ot the condition of the TED
TON1A FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY,
ot Philadelphia, June 30, 1S97:
Capital stock $200,000 00
Capital stock paid up 20u,000 00
Cash in bank and in office.... $20,131 81
Real estate 95,300 00
Bonds and mortgages, f irstllen
on real estate 39,000 00
Loans on collateral S.5C6 00
Railroad andother bonds, mar-
ket value 101,030 00
Premiums m course of col
lection .T. C-3S3
Accrued interest 08 9 53
Rente accrued, and all other ..
Total assets 272,009 sa
Cash capital $200,000 00
Reinsurance reserve 40,295 23
Unsettled losses 2,200 00
All other liabilities 940 44
Net surplus 2S,54 1G
Total liabilities, including net
surplus $272,009 83
Statement ot dividends and expenses for
six months, ended June 30, 1897:
Dividends $4,000 00
Current expenses, including .,
taxes and commission ,21323
E. FRANSSEN, President.
THOS. CHAMBERLIN, Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me thia
13th day of September, 1897.
(Seal) J.BURNS ALLEN,
A. S. CAYWOOD, 933 9th st.nw.,
Agent for District ot Columbia.
EFfM"'T,Q CKLBKRATED HATS