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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1897.
ttY NULLIFY INDICTMENT
Important Point Raised in the
Dan Williams Trial.
NOT PROPERLY "DESCRIBED
Defendant's Counsel Claims That tlio
aioney Embezzled Belonged to the
United States and Xot to the Dis
trict, m, Charged If This I
Proved a Xew Trial "Will Result,
Attorney Tracy I.. Jolfords, counsel fur
XiPoHccihii l'an Williams, now on trial
before Judge Bradley, ninde a point dur
ing th proceedings yesterday which naxy
result in the nullification of every one of
the seven -ounts in tlie indictment which
wjie found against Williams by the grand
Jury. This maneuver which will probablj
be made by WilHarus' counsel was brought
to the Attention of the court during a
eroJ-exmlnatlou of Auditor Petty, of tee
District, who took the stand late in the
uttBrnoon. Mr Tetty testified tlmt the
money collected through lines imposed
was deposited with tlie District Cot
lector of taxes, who placed it in the
Unlteu State Tieusury subject to action
Mr. Jeffordb intimated that in view r
these factbtlie money alleged tohae been
embezzled belongs to the United States
and not to tiie District. He proceeded
along a Hue of inquiry to bring out this
fact more dearly, when District Attorney
Davis entered an objection to several of
his questions Judge Bradley in passing
upon them, however, stated that if it
were proven that tlie funds were not DIs
trier funds ik conviction could be se
cured upon the Indictments. In car.e this
fact is established a new indictment will
hat e to be bocured.
Clerk Nicholas Harper, of the police
court, resumed his documentary evidence
at Uic tteginmug of the proceedings j es
terday morning and remained on the stunt!
until after the 1 o'clock recess. Dr. M 1
liam TiiKlall, secretary of the District
CoourHssiouer.-, was then called upon the
bUUMl, vriietc he remained for an hour
submitting evidence generally of the same
nature as tlmt of Mr. Harper. After
Auditor tetty had concluded Mr. llnriwr
was recalled to the stand. Some interest
ing developments maj occur today.
TO 11ECOTEH A JUDGMENT.
Suit of New York Firm Against .1
"Wrt-slimgt-oii Buteinet-s Hou-e.
A tifli In equity was filed yesterday bj
Lewis StMnHardt, Morns Stein nardt. Da id
J. Stefuhardt, Ad-jlpti und Edward Staer.
oo-nartern doing business under the firm
name of Steinlianll Brother & Companj,
against Simon I. Kemp, Charles R Diffen
derfer. William Stewar.t Difreiiderfer and
Frank J. A Murphy, ctoiiig; tusmi'S6 under
the firm name of Charles II. Ross .x
GotMpany, vnd Grge n. Gray. Mr. Gray
is aliened to be a judgment creditor of the
complainant, who live in New York, ami
was on March 11, 1897, engaged in the
liojwor bjsine-t, vi huti his place of buinv
wgt. derojed 1 y lire. It was Insured for
A week iatT it is alleged Mr. Gray a
slgned Ws Interest in the insurance to
Charles II. Ritsfe Company, and in June
last tie ootnphunuiits secured a judgment
ngciBtit U-ay for $207.94. and anotlwr for
$188.42. al it is claimed that Gray ku
no jmpert7 ujmmi wlrich a levy can lc
MMle, and tlmt the transfer was made
to avert payments of the Judgment. The
court is jiffee? to declare the transfer of
lnairattoe nail, and appoint a receiver u
tak charseof Abe aw-etsof the def,-iKlaut.
J. MHief Kenyuoanc' ItJair nndThomat are
tiVtatwft, for the complainants.
Eqitfty Coert No. 1. Justice Cox Caughoj
agt Wiitstwn. rel ereuc e to auditor ordered
Barrow agt- southern Building and Lean
Apsortattou; rule on Hudson & Hodgson re
.tumabte Noveuiltei 3 granted. Kern agt
Boudtn aM Shorter agt. Boudin; sab
finally ratified and cause referred to
auditor Pent agt. Central National Bank,
pw cuEfcso vacated. Godfrey agt Dut
ton; lieartng fixed for November 8.
Equity Gofirr No. 2, Justice Hagner -Geiger
ai; lurfer et al : leave to ubsu
tte auewet. Ofenstcui agt. Supreme Coun
cil of itoya! Templars of Temperaice:
touM. U& older returnable Novni.ber 2.
HtUiMck agt. Hitchcock; bill dismissed
with ewr. Anient agt Beit Hallway Com
pany; M. P Tlty allowed to intervene.
Probate Coart, Justice Hagner In re
Co4nmoo wealth Title and Trust Companj:
receipt filed. Estate of Alex M. Ken.i.
day; aneal filet' Kstateot JamesCooiies,
executors bonded and qualified. Estate
of Eliz Barker; do, stnte of Edw. -V
BueiMBji; do Estate of Bartholomew
HatHKHi; receipt iled. In re James 0
Akors, guardian; receipt filed.
CirecU Court So. 1, Justice Cole. Barnes
et al. again vt Metroixaitan Bailroad Com
paay aud -V.'asliington and Georgetown
Company" verdict for plaintiffs for $1,000
apamst b?th defendanUi Aukarn against
Bradsbaw; -verdict Tor plaintiff for $115.
KefersieiR against District of Columbia;
Judgment in cerUoran. SteveiiBon against
"VaWn-to4i Gas Consumets Association:
judgmeatby default, rarkeragalnt 'Wash
ington and Georgetown Railroad Company;
Circuit Court No 2 Justice McComas.
Bowie, administrator, against Hume; bill
nf exceptions signed and time to file
truiicript extended. Brooks agairiht Bo
land". motion for new trial filed. Towson
against Smith; ,mi trial.
Criminal Cont No. 1, aiief Justice Bing
ham -I mtid States against Marie Del
n!tiiyi, laTeny; verdict of guilty of petit
larcenv. I't.ited States against Horace
Schooler. lioaeb' caking; on trial.
Criminal Conit No 2. Justice Bradley.
TJiiited States ag-iiust Daniel Williams,
einbcn-Jcinent; on trial.
Hetvl K-.tate Transfer.-.
Twity-Uflrd .reet northwest between
G and H streets John Carroll et ux. to
Basil B. Earnshaw, north 17 1-2 feet of
lot 15, square 42; $10.
FloriilaaveuaeiHirthw est between lsc and
3d Creels -JamesC. Fox to AnneL. Lamp
ton, lot 172, square 551; S10.
Edge wood 1 heodore A.T. Judd et ux. to
Theresa M. ZellJots 12 and 13, square C
Myrtle street northeast G eore T.
Klipstein to Abbie n. Phelps, lot 104,
square 075; $10.
Ikd-icWn Amelia A. Lane to Solon C
Kemon, lot24,square 29; S10,
I street northeast between 1st and 2d
streets--Hugrene Leger et ux- to Deau
Ewift, lot 71, square 723; ?10.
N street nortliwest between 1st and 3d
ttreeU-Arthur M. McCormick et al. to
Edw. J. Stellwagen, lot 112, square 5r.5;
P sU-eetnortbwest between 17th and 18th
streets Carroll Mercer et u. to Prances
K. Newlx)ld,lot 47; square 157; $1 2,fi00.
B street norttteaM !etweti 12th and 13th
streets -Charles AV. Proctor et ux..ta
George , H.ivell, lot 144, square 1015.
Third -stivei iiortheast between -E and
r streets-George V. RuBheiibcrger et ux
to Diller F. Groff, lot 03, square 754; $10.
Chitlum Castle Manor Samuel T. Stott
et al. to Walter E. Stott, part; $10.
N street northwest toetweeii First and
Third streets-Edw. J. Stcllwagen et u
to William R. Eugel, lot 112, siuare C55;
Now Hampshire aveuue between S and
T streets -Julia A. Thompson to Wil
Ham L. Arguei IotC, square 177; $10.
Seventeenth sticet northwest between rt
and T streets Asbury R. Taylor to Sid
ney Poster, lot 139, square 152; $15,000
Florence court northeast Albert W.
Ward et al. to Joseph Royall, lot 145,
square 1051- $1,300.
Third street soutliweot between M and
N streets- B. II. Warner et u. to George
Mason, lut 40, square 545; $1.
Nineteenth street northwest between "J
and R streets Anule L. Willet to George
M. Kober, part lot 12, square 134; $10
L street southeast between Sixth and
Seventh strtets -Norman R. Jcnner et
ux. to Jo';n R- Taliaferro, part origin il
lot 5, square SSI; $10.
No. 02 Myrtle street northeast--John
R. Taliaferro -t ux. to Norman R. Jcnner,
lot 2S0, square 075; $10.
John 1'ric.e Ajjuln Indicted.
John Price, the man who is alleged to
hare taken a satchel containing a sum of
money In the neighborhood of $1,500 be
longing to the Metropolitan Railroad
Company, from a lunch room near Ninth
and F streets, while Treasurer Babendrltr
was uiiilng, was indicted again Tor grand
larceny by the grand Jury yesterday.
Several lnrcony indictments have already
been found by the Jury against him Price
is now in New York city, and a Wench war
rant has been issued for his arrest and re
turn to this city for trial.
Ujllitlm? Company Incorporated.
A rtlclcd of Incorporation for the II. P.
Hill Lichllng Company were taken out yes
terday. Tlie incorporators are Messrs. II.
P. Hill, F J. Whitehead and A. L. Eoga-i.
Tlie object of the cdncern is to furnish
electric lights in the District- The capital
stock is fixed at $3 0,000. The principal
works are to be located at Ninth and F
Suit Against the District.
Abraham Wolff filed suit against the Dlb
trict yestx-rday for $25,000 damages. Mr
WoHi. on October 27. 1S95, fell over a
carrlnge stone on !ouisiuna avenue, near
"mil screel, breaking his right leg. J.
Miller Kenyou aud David M. Neuberger are
Trying: to Ilreak the Ties.
Emma V. Joyce jeslerday filed &ult for
divorce from Robert E. Joyce. Tlie parlies
were married in Baltimore, September 17,
1S90. Mrs Joyce charges desertion.
Padgett and Forrest are her attorneys.
Marriage licenses were issued yc-terd.iy
to the following
George Robinson and Delia Johnson.
AJevan.lei Trimble and Alice S. Cook
William W.WerriuandUlliauG Welling.
George W. Washington and Rose L. Carter
Wiliuer F. Downs and Mary L. Pettic.
.Tames 11. Williams, ji , and Jcannctte
Dye, both ol Fredericksburg, Va.
Gcso-ge H. Howard and Cornelia Jones
James F.Smith andNettie EstelieBryant,
Clifton Forge. Va.
Thomas B. Herd. Charles county, Md.,and
Daisie P. Haydcn, Washington
John H.Colhf lower. Unity, Md , and Eva
G. Downs. HrookeviUe, Md.
Taul Tibbs and Dolly Brown.
John Grimes and Mary Denviue, of New
William Andcrsm, Delaplnne, Ya., aud
Maud C. McCoy.
Geosge W. Broks and Mary C. Payne.
nKBlXlIJmNG TH ACTION LINES.
Contract for Boiler. Awarded Site
for New Power Station.
The building committee having in charge
the vco'k of reconstruction of tlie Avenue
and Fourteenth street lines of the Capital
Traction Company met yesterday and
awarded the contract for furnrsniiig the
boilers to be uced in the new powei
honse to Thayer A Co., of Philadelphia.
Tlie type to be f urnished is the Habcock &
Wilcox The contract for car registe s
was awarded to Mayer A. Enguld, who
V7ll! supplj- the international registers
Work has been begun to prepare the old
Mall Building, which stands jn the rear
of Uic old ear stables In Georgetown, for
use as a new rwer station. Floors are
being tern out and preparations made
for installing the new electrical ma
chinery as soon as it arrive. In select
ing n site for the power house the build
ing committee was largely governed by
th advice of Prof. Murray Duncan, of
Johns Hopkins University, who is an ex
pert in e'cctncnl matters. He has also
been an ndvi'-er of the committee in re
gard to the general details of installing
the new underground electric system.
Till: COtrNTEHFElTISRS' TKIAT-
Mora and Houseman on the Stand in
New York, Oct. 27. The testimony for
the prosecution In the case of Fiederiu.
Mora, Rlrarno de Requesens, and Louis
Houseman, accused of participation in
the counterfeiting of Costa RIcan bank
note to the extent of over $1,000,000,
was closed th's atternoon in the Federal
criminal court, after an examination of
a nurotr of witnesses legarding the ship
ment of bogus money to Costa Rica and
the part the accused men took In the
transaction. Foi tlie defeusb Mora and
Houseman were put upon the stand.
Mora said he Lad been an exile frou.
Oobta Rica four years, and denied that
he knew anything about the counterfeiting
until after his arrest. He denied in detail
all of the material evidence again'st him,
Houseman also said that he had known
nothing about the counterfeiting until he
was arrested , and that he had never seen
or had in his possession, to his knowledge,
anv of the counterfeit notes. The trial
will be concluded tomorrow.
THESTOHM V HATES ITS FURY.
Crew of a "Wreched Italian Bark
Arrive nt Lewes .
Lewes, Del., Oct. 27. -This morning thp
storm whijh has been raging here since Sun
day has abated considerably, with indica
tions favorable for fairer weather.
The crew of the Italian bark Francesca
R.on Cedar Beach reachedthashorein small
boats with the exception of one man who
refused to lave tha ship and In consequence
lot his life. The vessel is a total wreck.
The crew of the fishing schooner Edwiua
II. Redmond, of New Xork, were out in the
hurricane, but succeeded In making a safe
harbor at the breakwater yesterday and re
ported the British Bteamer Rubenstein,
from Sunderland, England, for Baltimore,
In ballast, at anchor twelve miles off Five
Fathom 1'ank lightship with hern.ain shaft
broken and preopellt-i gone. Owing to
the rough sea outside the capes no assistance
is known to have gone to the Rubenstein,
but tlie wrecking steamers are all anxiously
awaiting the sea to go down so they can
safely venture out for the prize.
English Cyclist Breaks Record.
London, Oct. 27. At the Crystal Palace
today, Paimer, the bicyclist, broke all
records for from 34 to 62 miles, Ym
Todc the latter distance in 1;3'29 3-4
He nlso broke tut record Sor two hours'
riding coveriug in thattlme 02 miles
450 yard3 1
WORK DONE BY PBISONERS
Intcndant Stoutenlmrgh's Report
on (he Washington Asylum.
HOME SEEDED FOR NURSES
Operations Berlin on the Building
for a Central llcnting Station
New Quartern Neeei-hivry for Col
ored 'Women Great Dunger of
Loss of Life In Cnre of Fire.
Intcndant Stoutenburgh, of the Wash
ington Asylum, yesterday submitted his
annual repent to the Commissioners His
estimates for tlie next fiscal jear aie.
Contingent expenses, $52,800; erection
of building for muses' home, $4,500: beds
and general furnishings for ten persoiiB,
4-1,000; crematorium, $25,000; repairs
to buildings, $2,500; erection of build
ing for eaie of colored women of the alms
house, $7,000, salary list not materially
Mr. Str.iHcnbuigh describes the work
clone by the male prisoueis duilng the year
In grading stieets and alleys in1 the east
ern section of the city, under the direction
of the engineer dcpaitment. This work
could not have been done, he says, except
for the ehiiPi gangs, as there was nonppio
prlalion for It. Other male pilsoners have
cultiated the farm and worked in the
shop of thelnstitntiori. Rating the laborers
on the street at $1 pel day and those in
the shops and otherwise employed at 50
cents, and Including the work of the female
prisoners about the institution, he states
that $12,200.05 r-uould be placed to the
ctedlt of the institution.
Mr. Stoutenburgh sfutes that the build
ing requested for the colored woman Is al
mostabsolutely necessary, the present quar
ters being very much overcrowded. He
says that, in the present condition of
things, there would be great danger of
loss of life to the old aud infirm Colored
"women In case of fire.
Mr. Stoutenburgh's arguments for a cre
matorium for the disposal of tlie indigent
dead or the District have besn given here
tofore In The Times in other reports. He
says the potter's field is very crowded.
Tlie estimate or $1,500 for the erection
or a building for the accommodation of
a corps of nurses is strongly urged by
Dr. Hickling, isiting physician to the
institution, who favois the establish
ment of a nurses' training school at tills
Mr. Stoutenburgh says of this: "I am
not prepared to say that J am in favir
of such a school nt present, but I am
strongly in ravor of a corps of efficient
nurses, and before they can be comfortably
maintained a suitable building lb neces
sary for their living quarters."
J0f the central heating station he says:
"Tl.c appropriation of -4,000 of last
year for a central heating station for th
buildtngf composing the lospital depart
ment of the institution having been found
insu'tt' lent no work was done In that di
rectiou last year, but an additional sum
of $1 5O0 having been appropriated at
the last Congress to finish the work, the
29th of June Inst excavating was com
menced for the central station, and the
plant ib now well on its way to comple
tion. "Tae sar.itiry condition of the almshouse
workhouse and hospital has been datisfar
tory. There have been some cases or ma
laria, probably owing to the proximity of
the institution to themnrshes or the East
ern branch, but otherwise the healtlj of
the inmates has been fairly good."
Mr. Stoutenburg as that the average
number maintained during the yeir, in
cli'dlng employes, was 528; coot per cap
ita, $S3.29 The appropriation for the
suppo't of the institution Tor the past
year was as follows For contingent e.
penscs, $44,000; expended, $42, .150.30,
outstanding bit's, estimated, $1,631.12;
total, $43,981 48 For salaries, $16,163;
Levying tire 'InxeH.
The Commissioners have made tliplr an
nual order, according to law, Ievjing the
real estate and personal property tax for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1898
The rate is unchanged, $1.50 on each $100
value of real estate, except on agricultural
real estate, where the rate Is $1 for every
POLICEMAN SMITH'S MURDERER
Bolievfd to Be the Assassin of Sex
New York, Oct. 27.-Capt. McClusky, ot
the detective bureau, said today I hut he
thought he could fasten other murders upon
t'ie burglar, Frit. Meyers, who shot and
killed Policeman Fied. Smith lust night.
When Gorge Stiltz, the assistant sextoa
it IIclv Trinity Church, was murdered on
August 29, the only clew to the murderer
was tlie imprint of a hand which showed
that the first joint ot the index finger
was missing. The chief detective said that
Meyers was similarly marked, and he noti
tied tlie Brooklyn police, who think they
can identify the man.
Besides this crime, Detective Reap, who
has been working here upon the killing of
Janits C. Pitt, and the beating of Mary
Uavls, he colored housekeeper, at Summit,
N. J., thinks Mevers did that, for, except
for a difference of age, the photograph
picked out by the New Jersey police as the
likeness of the Summit criminal might be
that of Mejers Meyers was arraigned
today aud remanded to the coioner'.-j
There is every Indication of a prompt
trial for him. District Attorney Olcott said
tills afternoon that he would tomorrow
ask the grand Jury to indict Meyers, and
that the trial would commence Monday
DEMOCRATS HOPE FOR GAINS.
Hold-Over Senator to ,li6 'Elected
in New Jerwey.
Trertton, N. J., Oct. -27. While the
political battle in Greater 'New York is
about drawing to a close the battle for
confol of the New Jersey legislature,
which means a great deal in the matter
of the selection ot a successor to James
Smith in the United States Senate, has
Juat about opened in real earnest.
Besides tlie election of six senators and
sixty legislators for the lower house, there
are local contests waging in nearly every
county Five of tlie counties, where elec
tlon for senator are to occur, wcr,e
represented In the last senate by Re,,
publicans The Democrats had Senator
liuhl, from Hunterdon county. This year
tlie Democrats hope not only to retain
Hunterdon, but to regain Sussex and
Kicked by a Horse.
Walter Donaldson, a commission mer
chant, residing at No. 227 Thirteenth
street southwest, was kicked on the head
by an unruly horso last night, and sus
tained" a deep laceration of the bcalp.
His injury was dressed at the Emergeqcy
lirolce His Finger Playintr Bnll.
Joseph R. Beymer, a basketball playertj
broke the ring finger of his left hand
while playing the popular game last nlglit.
The fracture "was reduced at the Emergency
PROF. PRIiW CHOSEN
Will Succeed Gen. Duflield as
Chief of the Coast Survey.
INDORSED BY THE SCIENTISTS
Uiilverhully Conceded to Be Ad
mirably Equipped for the "Work
Hanks nigh Among the Astrmio
raer of the "World led Propeller
for the Yukon Exhibited.
Several days ago Th( Tlfnes made the
exclusive announcement that the Presi
dent had directed SecretaryJUngo to make
an immediate demand for die resignation
of Gen. W W. Duff IcldY superintendent or
the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Yester
day Gen Durrield saw Ahe Secretary arn.
tendered his resignation to tnlce effect
November 1. He will, be succeeded hy
Prof. Henry S.Pritchcti, who is now liold
ing the chair of astronomy in Washington
Unlveiblty, St. Louis Prof Pritchett is
now in Jill c city, having., come on by tele
graphic Invitation to bee the Secretary.
Secretary Gage has said from the first
that this place should not, unless against
his wish und consent, be given to any
prorcsstonul politician. He has urged that
the suney be put out of politics, and
that its new bend be a, man of force
ar.d capabilities in the line of the work
conducted by that scientific bureau. In
this commendable idea he has had his
way, and Pi of. PritChett gives promise
or filling the bill iu every particular.
Prof. Pritoi.ett is indorsed by the lead
ing sciei.tllic men of tlie counvri, iuclud
Dr. Reis, ol Columbian XJmversit), Trof
Hall, director ot tlie observatory at Ann
Arbor, and the directors and assistants of
the Naval Observatory of this city.
He ranks high among the a-ironomerf
of the world. Troiii 1878 to 1880 Prof.
Pritchett was assistant astronomer at the
Naval Observatory, and since then he has
lield the chair oC astronomy in WaMilrig
ton University, St. Louis. He had charge
of important work for the Government at
one of the stations ror the obseraU,u of
the traif.il or Venus In 1S92.
He cut to China and Japan for theCoa.a
and Ge'jdetice Survey, end conducted ex
periments for the determination of the
figure of t'-e earth, and many of the de
terminations of longitude for the past tn
years have been his work.
On account of his distinguished services he
was made doctor of philosophy by the
University of Munich, wlththe hlghesthon
ors, and was also made a member of the
Hehasatiome time been connected with
every branch of the work of the hUre; ,
i.peakj German and French, has tracled
extensively, Is alittleruore than fortv years
or age. in good health and full of vjicr::
and enthusiasm hi his chosen field of work.
He appears to be particularly qualified for
the duties of the place.
EXAMINATIONS TO BE HELD.
Nautical Experts and AfeHtMuut
Treasury Agent to Be Appointed.
The Civil Service Commission announces
that on November 27 an examination will
be held for the position of nautical expert.
From the register thus e:tnb)ished two se
lections will bs ninda to fill the following
vacancies in tlie position mentioned: One
at'the branch hydrogf aphlo orrice at Sault
Stc. Marie, MlctiV am? one 'at Duluth,
Minn., nt a salary or $1,000 per annum
The Civil Service Commission announces
that the same day an examination will be
hold for the position of asslta,nt treasury
agent, Seal Island, Alaska, From tlie reg
ister thus established a selection will be
made to fill a vacancy iu.the position men
tioned. , ,
Foreign I'iiumiI.s. in America.
The Fre-'idtnfc has recognized Chang
Yin Tang as acting consul geherul of the
Chinese empire at Sau Francisco.
William Wyndham, British conMil for
Colorado, North and South Dakota, Illinois.
Iowa, Kunsns,Minnesiita, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, will
have his residence at Chicago.
Arthur Van Sittart, British consul for
Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Ala
bamn, and Florida, will reside at New
Orleans. An Invention for the Yukon.
Charles J. Steffgcn, an inventor hail
ing from 'Jiu Junna, Cal., accompanied
by his attorneys, DuBois and BtiPll, of
thts city, were accorded an opportunity
yesterday morning to exhibit before the
Secretary of War a sled propeller, which
is specially adapted for power transporta
lion purjxjses in Alaska on the Yukon River.
The test was conducted at the War De
partment, before the Secretary of War,
and was highly satisfactory and received
favorable comment from all present.
The International Seal Conference.
Tlie sessions of the International seal
conference will be resumed next Monday.
Prof. Thompson, one of the British ex
perts, paid his respects to Secretary Slier
man yesterday. He lias been In informal
conference with Prof. Jordan, the Auieri
can expert, respecting the coming con
ference between Great BTitaln, Canada and
America, bu' all formal conference Is post
poned until the arrival of Mr. Macoun, the
Civil Service Commission's Report
The annual report of the Civil Service
Commission is under preparation. An in
creased appropriatiou will be asked for
At present the commission l'as oer forty-
five clerks detailed from the several du
partmeuts for temporary Service with them.
Assibtance secured in this "way Is said to be
much less effective thnn that of'employes
regularly employed by the commission.
Gen. FlnglerM Report.
Gen. Flagler, chief of the bureau of ord
nance, has submitted his annual report to
the Secretary of War- The amount ex
pended was S4.90X.108. During the
year 24,504 rifles were t urnished the militia
of the States.
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS.
The following Army and Navy orders
were .issued yesterday:
Lieut. Walter T Sears has been ordered
to the works of E.. W- BlissA Co., Brook
lyn, N. Y., for duty as inspector of ord
Capt. J. B. Burbank, Third Artillery,
is in the city under orders. He Is at the
Army and Navy Club.
Lieut. Edward H. Seoul?.; Corps of En
gineers, is at the Raleigh On leave of ab
Cronp Qulclsly Cured
Mountain Glen, Ark.-,f0ur children Were
Buffering with croup, wli'en wc received a
bottle of Chambefiain'a Cough Remedy. It
afforded almost instant rellcr."-F. A.
THORNTON. This celebrated remedy la
for sale by Henry Evans, Wholesale and
Retail Druggist, 938 F street, and Con
necticut avenue and S street northwest,
i and 1428 Maryland avenue northeast.
WHEAT AGAIN ADVANCES
Reaches Five Cents Above Its Level
of a Week Ago. ,
Union Pacific the "Weakest Feature
of the Market A General Fall
Wall Street, New York, Oct. 27.-Tho
chief incident or importance in the general
situation todciy was the further advnuce
'n wheat, which carried the price of that
staple to n figure five cents above its level
of a v.cek ago. The advance In the
price ot tills staple at this time has not
the full baneflclal significance that It con
veyed this summer, since a factor la tlie
rise is the belief that, the severe drought
in certain sections of the West is certaiu
to result in a largely decreased winter
wheat acreage, though, on tlie other hand,
the advance is gratifying, inasmuch us it
insures additional profit to tlie agricultural
community from tlie fairly bountiful yield
of this year. Tlie other divisions or the
grain market were firm In sympathy with
trie ris.i in wheat.
In another Important staple market
cotton the conditions were '.ess encourag
ing, as prices remained depressed, at the
recent low level. Otherwise, the general
financial situation comprised only a de
cided reaction In sterling exchange, and
the reports made by a number of companies
covering various periods. The weakness in
foreign exchange really developed late
yesterday, when the announcement was
made that tlie Government would not
interfere with the sale ot the Union Pa
cific, and it doubtless reflect en the antici
pated transfer of the foreign subscriptions
to the purchasing syndicate
Union Paciric arfairs again took up the
greater part ot the attention of the fi
nancial community today. The stock was
the weakest feature of tlie market, the
selling bPlng due to the reuniting that
since tlis stock represents the most remote
equity m the property, it -will suffer the
greatest, by reason of the increased issue
of securities incidental to the larger pay
ment to be made in the settlement ot the
debt to the United States.
The stock market was rather dull, but was
firm up to tlie receipt of Washington advices
in regard to the tenor of tl'e reply of the
Spanish government to tro presentations
of our minister touching the situation in
Cuba Thereafter prices declined rather
rapidly. The early strength or the mar
ket was unimpaired by the unfavorable
disposition of the foreign dealings here,
tlie fine statements of earnings reported and
anticipated stimulating the trading.
Trior to the general decline In the after
noon the Granger shares, Chicago Gas and
Manhattan had shown pronounced strength,
but they yielded later with the remainder
of thellsl. The market did not develop any
considerable activity en the decline and it
closed weak at a Lout the lowest level of
New York Stock Market.
Corrected dally by W. H. Hlbbs ft
Bankers and Brokers. Members ot
K. 3T. Stock Exchange, 1427 F street.
O Hl2l. l,OT
irerl("n Spirit 10K 10fS I0?J
wicrlcau inlrit. nfrl... 28); is 23
n . sujjar lteflncrv i-iij, H in
Vti orican Huzar. nfa... INK lH.'i U1X
VinorIc.au Tobacco,.... S-S M!4i so,
uchiaon Ton. ,t si. (... it).; -i 131.
A.xch..Top.an(j:-5.fura.. rs;; ton :Sj
H-utimore t Ohio Ii 14 11
B,ytnteJa 44 v, ;
anada hotuliern.. C5' 55S 3j
i.noiapLo.t uino...... 1,' 22 sif
U..CI;. &Hc L 8 35tf 3'',S
Cincase. Uar.it ijvuncy. ii t5Ji 13.K
sfuicr.Ro NortlrVn.... lt3 A til 112
Clirwio O.vs Gas !)" 03!i
i. M. iSt. Paul ma 31 MX
C, It. 1. ana 1' t5J- &o', K5
Consolidated Uas 2()h -JlS Col
Del., Lack. Ji West..... 152 loZ Iffii
ucl.iware & HutUon.... ll.'jk 11 j' m
Krio 15; 15J5 '5H
uouorallSiectrlo. ..... .. XS)S 3 '3'4
Uili.olai ontr.tl lOlii lVtl lOI.'i
LaUo Aiioro .'.
uuuiavillb it iSttalivillo.. Ob 6U.i 5i;
".i.iuiatt.iii Jui, llCS 1007.
Al.cin's u Central
Mo. l'aclnc. 5Cii lux .",b
., i. & J.utd So,S 3.,S X2
..tlou.il liv.nl Co. 'Hft 4 j wtJ.s;
twJorseyUentral-.... )iy. &3,"$ V2
o lor Centiai 10 .usr .07JJ
.mrtlieni Pacxnc lt,, Ibjs j7j
.N.rtjurii i'-ciuo uld.... aly, .?g 51
Out-no Ji csturu lu? iO IK,
,'r.ciuc wail K2 ,2j-.0.
t'UlM. i tttj.iuiug.. 'iJJS 'S!i -1
-ioutlurn Ualiwrjy.iitu.. 8u?4 i0j 30
Texas Paci'ic l,a II',, 111;
i'eiiii. Coal and Iron... S7 27 10 U
Union Pacilic I Mi ilj
C. S Leather, prol
nauabli, ptet. lb,'. 1J ln,
heeling fc Lawo i.ne
oaturu Lsuiviii Tel ... tS i 6iR s:,s
That this market has no one of im
portance bel'ind it, or interested in it
enough to give it the slightest support, is
evidenced every day. There is one day a
slight rally, purely the work of the pro
fessional element, ana the next a drop
equallj without importance. It is a
weak, llfeles traders' afrair, all the way
thiomrh. Thore is every reason to believe
thatit'vlllcobttnu? to beso fortorr.etiir.eto
come. The. chronic bulla themselves are
becoming discoutascd and sajing tuat the
only way to do is hold on Tor some time
111 theludcrin'lt future, when a rally 'must"
come This will be, it would seem, when
Union Pacific Is reorganized, Cuba free or
permanently enslaved, New York elections
over and Van W ck mayor and Congressout
of the way or dead.
The general list was strongln the morning
but became HMess and uninteresting To
ward noon and sold off hi the latter part
ot the d,ty. The whole proceedings were
professional. The apolcgy offeied for this
condition cf things by the bulls is that the
heavy people felt secure in the morning over
the absence of disturbing features in toe
diplomatic correspondence between the
United States and Spain and the supposed
settlement of the Northern Pacific matter.
and did not think their support necessary.
In all the day's, trading it was noticeable
that the support was artificial; that it
did not atiraci r&ii buyers, and that any
strength seemed to provoke selling by
tiled holders. The latest news of the
Northern Pacific matter also assumed a
phase much less agreeable to Wall stieet
in the supposed new stand ot Mr MeKenna
that he will demand payment lth for the
Union Pacific and the Kansas Pacific. In
the late afternoon the stock market was
steady at the decline, but there was no dis
positiou to rally.
Earnings continue fairly good and in some
cases excellent, but there are also dis
appointments. St.Pnulisoneot the latter
The irross earnings of St.PaulforSentember
increased $333,000, and the net $141,-
000, which Is certainly nothing surprising.
It may be mentioned, however, that in
ibe quarter ending September 30 this
road earned i .93 per cent on the common
stock as against 0.81 per cent in the same
time in 1S90. Great things aie promised
of Burllngtou. It? friends say tlmt traffic
has continued very heavy all this month
and tba$ the ear nioverneut will show at
least 112,000 for the mouth. It Is also
said that the gross earnings for October
w 111 be $5,000,000, or neaily that. There
-will be an advance in Burlington stock
between now and the monthly statement,
picbably. It should be a good pm chase
a a speculation. If these figures are
realized the earningswill be the bestshown
by any road for a long time.
Wabash for the month of September
Sunday, Oct. 3S.
Tickets fiood on trniiiH leaving;
Sixth Htreet .station 7, 8, 9 und 11
a. in., and returning on speclul
leaving Philadelphia nt 7 p. in. and
nil regular trniiiH Name day except
tho Congressional Limited.
showed an increase of ?G1,500. Pacitle
Mail for five months tncieased ?114,000.
Tlie Northern Pacific people feel bullish
on the preferred stock in the expectation
ot a corrnicncement of dividends. There
seems very good reason to believe in these:
Gas looks well. The New Tork Times
says there is a chance of the shorts in
Gas being cinght, should the supply of
the old stork give out In the transfer
to the Peoples Gas Company.
The Pennsylvania statement for Sep
tember will be out Saturday. It la said
ttiat the statement will be a very faorablo
Dow, Jones & Co. say of Texas Pa
cific: "The Increase in Texas Pacific earnings
for the third week iu October amounted
to about 2d per cent, the gain being over
$.'17,000. This is partly the result of the
increased movement of cotton, and partly
due to the lettlng-up ol quarantine regu
latlons on some norti.ms ot the line.'
The buying or Sugar is good. It haa
been rr,y opinion for some weeks that
a rise in Sugar is coming, and that it will
be a good one. There is very little flout
ing stock iii the street.
Washington s,ji.u ijsi-tiii litre.
Sales Vst End National Bank, 10 at j
103 1-2. Capital Traction, 20 at 33 1-i. j
United States Llectric Light, 10 at 111 1-S.
Pneumatic Gun Carriage, 100 at 5J cents:
100 at 58 cents; 100 at 59 cents; 100 at
GO cents; 21 0 at 02 cents.
Arter call Mettopohtan Railroad "B"
Certificate $1,000 at 111 1-4. Mer
genthaler Linotype, 10 at 142 I 2.
U. S. Vs. It 1917 Q. J. IMS inn
U. .-. r. C lnr (.1. J 1I3K m
IT. b. -Ts. Ufal liTii KH
U.S. Vs. 1001 Q.F 1I6.S 118i
DISTKICT OKCOI.U.MDIA. UO.f 03.
1SUD 5i -U-ye.ir Funitlu" :,1 $
to ltfJJ XO-j e.r I undine" gold. .. Hi
Tsl&'JI. '' atcr Stock" curronoy.. IVZ
Tsiyoi. '" atcr btock" currcuc. 11:
V undine" currency IGa'a Ill J13
Wi Reg. 2-lCi. lbas-1901 ;
Met.lt. lto3.13JJ 115j' IIS
.vict.lt It Con v. Gj in l.o
.Met. R K Cort-Indebtedness. ..A
Mot. Kit Cert. Inileluoduesa...U.. Ill
oiiiti: n-s. i-.'ii
r.ckiii::toii R Jtu's
Columbia It It t'd JUU
ash U.i3 La scr A. o"d. lWS-'ZJ... Ill
W ash Ons Co. ber H. Vs. I3QI-U... 112
U. b. Lice. Lij;lit Bcbenturo Imp.
3i. a. jn
ihesaiia l'oc. lei u's. lSVs-ilbl...
Am bee fc 'lro's. t anil A. I'JQi.
Am bee & . r .'s. A at-d U, lou,
i abh .uarl.et eu Istu's. IML-uUi.
tT.OeO retired annuAil j 110
ash M.,rket Lo imp us. ii-.:; .... 110
jsn .iuruet Co ext'n G"d. lll-27.. llo
.Masonic Hall Assoe-iatiou J. 1V0J. 101
Wash Lt Jul lsto's. UHJ1 9J
ATIOAL HANK STOCKS.
Bank of V asiiinion.
farmcra nuU .MeclinlcV.
n ut KuJ us ..
Lincoln I0J 1
S.vl-K OKfOair ASU TKUbr COJll'AXICs.
Nat. bala Douositand Trust 1
W an. Loai.auil irust "J 19 1
Amer.aceurity and Trust Ho i
Yt.isii. a.ue ueposii 10
Capital '1'racuou Co 5a
Metropolitan ll'J ..
GAS A.XU ELKCrKIC LICUC droClCi.
U..-3. i.lccme Lnt
Rett Esuto Titia , 93
Uhesaijuat.0 and Potomac
American Urupuopuone, iid..
pneumatic Uuu carnage
Cireat haiU leu
Nor. & Wash. Stcamboit.....
... so to
,.. i5 to
,.. tX ii
... lu U
,.. .01 .13
... lil'A 111
... lo, 17
.. lie Jii
Chicago, Got 27 -Although cables were
somewhat disappointing the December
wheat here showed an advance atone time
of 2 cents and r.eld fairly well. There
was a buyln;' furore- early, led by the bull
houses. The market lost its edge toward
the dose on the news that 200,000 bushels
of what are to be brought from Duluth.
bought by elevator people. The export
business at the seaboard was about forty
Chlcnijo Gralu und 1-rovtsion Murker
Corrected daily by W. B. llibbs & Co .
Bankeia and Brokers. Members -of the
N. Y- StoCK .Excnange, iay t atraet.
Open. lUg'j. Low. Clos.
Doc-T..... 317. 98 Di',- 95fc-T
May. V2 W W ftih
riSc1-0"'..... as -c?.V, 2G W
M.iy.... W "'-v T,' 30
Dec ." i? .??' is; is;4
May., -U ilht -Hi 2lti
Dec ".77 7.S0 7.77 7.80
Ii Alt D.
Dec 4'25 "-' 4-2: 4-27
Dec .50 1.62 i.-:0 -LtO
y: - '""
New York Cotton Market.
Upo:e IIIsli. Low.
Terwnmher o.0 o ' .y-
at. n.w. sol-iui
Sunday, Oct. 3!, ;
Tickets good on all trains iu both
directions except the Congressional.
Limited mime day.
A PURELY CO-OPERATIVE SAVDJQ
AND LOAN INSTITUTION.
Organized Nov., 1879.
ISSUE OF STOCK.
SHARES, $2.50 EACH.
Subscriptions for the 34t!i issua of stock,
and first payment thereon will be received
daily from 9 a. iu. to 4:30 p. m. at tha
ofrice of the Association. Pour per cent
interest per annum is allowed on shares.
Upon maturity of stock full earnings ar
are made at 6 per cent inter
est per "annum, repayable In
monthly installments. Settle
ment In Tull or in part may be
made at any time. Interest la
only charged to date of settle
ment. When part of a loan Is
settled the monthly installments
are reduced pronortionately.
Por further Information m reference to
the object and advantages of the Associa-
J Hon apply at tlieofflc.,
-EQUITABLE BUILDING, 1003 P st. nw.
Thomas Soinerviile, President.
A. J. Schafhtrt, Vice President.
Geo. W. Casilear, 2d Vice PraaTdent.
John Joy Edi-on, Secretary.
C0R50N & MACARTNEY,
Members of the New York Stock Ex-
change, 1410 F st.. Glover Building.
CorresiKHidents of Messrs. iiMire& Schley,
No. So Broadway.
Bankers, and Dealers u uo . eminent Bonds.
De'iiosit. Exchange Loans.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all
seeurite listed on the exchanged of
New York, Philadelphia, Boston ana Balti
more bought and sold.
A specialty made or investment securi
ties. District Bonds and all local Rail
road, Gas, Insurance aud Telephone Stock
Amuriean Bell Telephone Stock bought
aud sold. mhla-tx
The National Safs Deposit,
Savings and Trust
Of the District of Columbia.
COR. 15TH ST. AND NEW YORK AVE.
Chartered by special act ot Congress, Jan.
1E0T, and acusof Oct., 1S90,
and Feb., 1892.
8 AMERICAN SECURITY
AND TRUST CO.
I Money to Loan. g
S Thi company has money to loaa S
K en listed collateral securities as g
0 lowest rate of Interest n,
9 C J BELL. President A
Money to Loan
At 5 Per Cent,
on real estate In D. C; no delay; terms
HEISKELL & McLERAN.
Jj9-tr 100S F iCtnr.
J. A. P.RKEX & CO.. BROKERS-
Stocks, Bonds, Cotton, Grain, and Pro
Correspondents Purnell, Hagaman &Co
members New YorkCousolidated Exchange;
Atwood. Vlolett is. Co., members New York
Cotton Exchange; Lamson Bros. & Co.,
Board ot Trade, Chicago.
H, nuns y ui.u a-, ciin Building.
W. B. HfBBS&COr
BANKERS and BROKERS,
Members New York StockExchange,
1 427 F Street.
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KNOCKJD DOW.V BY" A MARINE.
Cutler AsMiultcd by a Fugi
tive From ,lus,tlce.
Capt. Ii. B. Cutler, superintendent of
thcMumcipal Lodging House, was assaulted
and knocked down Inst night while at
tempting to apprehend a fugitive from
Frank A. Maynes and Clarence Lewis,
two marines In uniform were arrested by
Policemen Sanford and Bartel for dis
orderly conduct in tho DiIsion, and while
on the way to No. 1 station-house, in
charge of the latter officer, Lewis broka
away and ran down Twelfth street, past
Just al this time Capt. Cutler was seated
in front of the lodging house, and seeing'
the fugitive, jumped up and attempted
to apprehend him. Lewis, realizing that
he was about to be recaptured, made a
desperate lunge at Capt. Cutler while
running at full speed and struck him a
heavy blow as he was about to seize him.
By till means LewN managed to escape
butln hi, flight dropped his unlfornt cape.
It was picked up' and carried to the
station, where Maynes wa locked up. Two
hours later Lewis assumed a hold front
and called at the station to demand the
garment. He was locked up on a charga
of dlsordcily conduct and also assault.
Capt. Cutler was not seriously Injured.
Tlie Pennsylvania Railroad to Phila
delphia A Perfect Line to a Per
Only $2.00 next Sunday Trains leava
Baltimore and Potomac Station at 7:00,
8:00, 9 00 and 11:00 a. in, oc28 3