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TV "' 's it-p I 10 I MARKETSIMANCEt-C0RflMRCE LocaZ Financial Matters By I. A. FLEMING. It Is not at all likely that any Injunc tion will lie against the plans and pur poses of the Maryland-Virginia' Com pany, which on Wednesday, next will be succeeded by the Washington Utilities Company. From the start of the entire so-called "financing plan" to date the term "merver" has been used Inadvisedly. It Is not the Intention to destroy the identity, the corporate existence of any corporation, except In dropping- the name of the Maryland-Virginia Railway Com pany, nor yet to merge. In the meaning of the word, any of the utilities of the city. Barter and sale are unrestricted save in the case where the parties thereto are lacking In mentality. Any man holding stock In a corpora tion has a right to sell what he has. Any one can buy who has the price. There is no law In contravention. When the assets of the Marylnd-VIr-flinin T?nllwav roffliunv are transferred ... .. w..hufnN TTtimlM Pnmninv the lu lin i iiw - . . - latter will have in its treasury at leasi 0 per cent of the capital stock of the Washington Railway and Electric Cpm pany and a large amount of the stock of the Wsshlngton-Vlrginla Railway fnmnanv It la understood that the underwriting of the entire capitalization of the com- tinv hu been arranxed tor. vtiuiara Soloman & Co. admit their connection, ,y nthri- financial houses of Fhlladel phia and New York have offered any assistance necessary Other utilities have not been mentioned as desired or wished for. save on certain rnnrminn. The vehicle Is at nana it tne other corporations wsnt to come in at a price satisfactory to controlling inw csts. Once upon a time the City and Suburban Railway Company was absorbed by the Washington Railway and Electric Com pany. It had and has a capital stock of il.7X.doa. and the purchasing corporation acquired all but $161450. par value. $M a share of this stock. Owners of these S.259 shares stood pat: they did not sell to the railway company. To-day the City and Suburban Railway Company, the G Street line of the Wash ington Railway and Electric Company, Is a rather prosperous link In the system. The Washington Railway and Electric Company will buy any stock ofTered, but the bid price Is S3) a share. It "is a 41.54 miles system and ought to be worth much more than CO a share. Supposing simply supposing that number of shareholders of Washington Railway and Electric Company refuse to turn in their stock to the Washington Utilities Company, when the terms are offered. In due time the stock may be more or less neglected on the exchange. Perhaps the bid price may be followed to sag. It certainly would not be boosted to higher levils. It is not possible that the story of Cltv and Suburban might be repeated. This Is not Inspired by any man or In terest whatever It Is a statement of fact nothing else, with a surmise, a little speculating on possibilities. But the minority shareholders would liave rights, decided and positive rights. Just as the minority shareholders of the ity and Suburban Railway company have. Any corporation attorney would indicate these rights and enforce them If so instructed. In carrying out their proposed holding company plans, the Washington Utilities Company Is simply going through a sim ilar operation to that of more than a decade ago by the Washington Railway and Electric Company, when It Dccame the holding company for many local traction lines. Here Is a condensed history of the Washington Railway and Electric Com pany: Incorporated as the Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway Company, July 2, 1S02. by special act of Congress: name changed to Washlnston Railway and Electric Company on February 1. IMi. On February 4. 1902. purchased the assets of the Washington Trartion ond Electric Company, which were sold under forclosure on November 14, 1901, in pm snance of a plan for the reorganization of that company's finances. This plan of reorganization Is dated August 1, 1901. It provided for the fore closure of the collateral trust 4V4 oer cent mortgage of the Washington Traction and Electric Company and the formation of a new company, with authority to issue (a) $17,500,000 4 per cent fifty-year gold bonds: tb JS.500.000 5 per cent pre ferred stock, cumulative after .Tun- I 1SC4: (c) $61500.000 common stock. Far value of stocks, $1C0. Holders of old collateral trust bonds received for each $1,000 bond: $550 in new 4 per cent bonds, $550 in new perferred vtock and $3)0 In new common stock. Each" $100 share of old stock, on pay ments of $9 per share, received $9 In new erferred stock Jnd $30 in new common . stock. This company also consolidated the Vnited States Electric Lighting Company and the Potomac Electric Power Com pany. On February 4. ISO!, the properties of the Metropolitan Railway Company and the Columbia Railway Company were ac quired by deed In fee subject to their mortgage debt In addition to the mile age actually owned by this compary, $7.65 miles, it controls through stock own ership other street railroads In the Dis trict of Columbia and State of Maryland with an aggregate' track mileage of 101.03 miles, making the total track mileage of the system 158.67 miles. It also control the Potomac Electric Power Company, the only electric light and power com pany In Washington, and the Great Falls Power Company, which has un developed water power rights at the Great Falls of the Potomac River. The companies controlled through stock ownership follow: Anacoetia and Potomac; Brightwood. City, and Suburban; Georgetown and Tennallytown: Washington and Glen Echo: Washington and Rockvllle: Wash ington. Woodstde, and Forest Glen Rail way and Electric Power Company; Po tomac Electric Power Company, and Great Falls Power Company. - Total capital of the various corpora tions absorbed. $9,532,350. the company owning all but $$79,750 of this stock. Some of the Great Falls stock has been -sold, and the Potomac Electric capitalization has been raised to $10,000,000 from $5,000, 000. Capital of Washington Railway and Electric Company, $1,000.000. History Is repeating Itself. To-day the Maryland-Virginia Corporation now owns 60 per cent of the stock of the Washing ton Railway and Electric a large block of Washington-Virginia Railway, and I possibly some other electric light and power securities. When It takes over control of the Washington Railway, and Electric Com pany, as It probably will. It "will own practically, through stock control, all the lines referred to. A. correspondent wishes to know what action Congress, has taken from time to time In fixing- gas rates. Congress stepped In in I860. June 23, when the price was made S per cent per ISO cubic feet, with a reduction of 10 per cent on bills If promptly paid. By act In 1382 the price was'flxed at 2 By act of January JO. IMS; the price was increased to 40 cents per 100 cubic feet with a reduction of 10 per cent on government bills, and 5 cents on private customers. . - On June 2S. 1874. -the rate was reduced to $2.50 per 1.000 cubic feet for the gov ernment and $2.75 for the general con sumer. June , ISM. the fixed Price, of the Washington Qas Light Company was re duced to SL10 per 1,000 cubic feet Jiuy x, isok the price was reduced to II a 1,000 culflc feet. This ended the government reductions to date. The company voluntarily reduced the rate to 90 cents some three or four years ago, and then made a further cut to K cents. It takes a certain kind of courage, a high grade of the article, on the part of the bank president to turn his back on - "possiDiuties" ror money maxing ana to conduct the affairs of his Institution on a strictly business basis. All around are men of means, fre quently bankers themselves, who are adding to their personal fortunes through taking a chance here and there In en terprises that look fair, frequently turn ing out well, while the straight conserva tive banker sits tight and looks after the Interests of his depositors and share holders, knowing that taking no chances means freedom from worry, freedom from fear, freedom from suspicion, once a beautiful scheme goes wrong. It means always the preservation of a good name, "more to be valued than great riches;" It means honor among men; recognition as a charter member of the roll of honor. It ought not to take as much courage on the part of a banker to say "no" to a customer as to say "yes." The former carries with it the certainty of safety, while the latter may have In the saying, lurking danger of failure In repayment He Is thewwlse banker who, having looked at the various angles of the mat ter can say, when the case warrants. "No," and do It In such a way that the recipient of the negative will feel that the banker has done him a distinct favor. The North Capitol Savings Bank open ed for business last .evening. The di rectors were present to a man, and one woman, tuning adjourned their meeting on Thursday evening until last night. Floral tributes were sent by well wish ers and by other banking Institutions. The new building was Inspected and voted Just the right thing for the needs of a bank, and the fittings and fixtures were approved. Best of all. many accounts were open ed, a number of complimentary checks were sent down from banks and trust companies uptown, the aggregate de posits far exceeding the expectations of the promoters. The bank sal organized under Arizona laws, but it carries the same double liability of shareholders contained in the District law and has a much larger board of directors than could other wise have been elected. Robert N. Harper, president of the District National Bank, had entire charge of the preliminary arrangements. This is the third bank organized by Mr. Harper In the District and he has found time between banks to establish one In Lcesburg and do many other commendable things. Speaking of Mr. Harper's ability to do things recalls the manner In which he recently moved a State turnpike In Vir ginia that happened to run through his land at Lcesburg. Mr. Harper owned property on either side of the road. He persuaded the State to permit him to close the road with stone gates at cither end of his land about 1,400 feet, and construct at his own expense a new State road at the limit of his property in semi-circular form (new moon shape), while the old highway becomes the driveway to his residence. All exchanges were closed yesterday. The banks were open. Many brokerage offices were open for part of the day, but there were few traders In attendance and the gossip and speculation was of the Presidential election, rather than of stocks ana bonds. All Washington awaits the results of the ides of November, recognizing that it may mean vital results to the city- more directly affected as to the policies that a change of administration may bring than any other individual city. The three candidates are more or less determined to hold to civil service In District matters; a matter of congratula tion, but the chances are that there will be changes enough a few months hence tu disturb the placidity of the heads of bureaus, departments. &c The wonderful prosperity, the great crops, the Industrial activity on the eve of election preclude fear of positive dis turbance. It will take drastic action to disturb the serenity of a $9,000,000,000 crop country. Harrlman & Co. announce that they will keep open house on Tuesday even ing at their offices In the Colorado Bulldr Ing. where private wire election returns will be received. One of these days some shareholder of the Washington Gaslight Company, with clean hands, will take the Initiative In settling the rights of the corporation to dividends on Georgetown Gas Company stock, owned by the Washington Gas Company. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma holds that "one signing a note as principal. Jointly and severally with a debtor of a debt then due and owing. Is a surety and not an accommodation Indorser. Such surety Is. not entitled" to a notice of the default or insolvency of his principal, neither Is he released by mere delay In hHnvlnv suit ' An interesting savings bank account has come to the attention of a Boston News Bureau reporter. The account was started in a Massachusetts savings bank uacic in isov wiin a aeposit of $130. On two occasions withdrawals were made. one of $15 and the other of $30. making the actual principal $85. To-day the ac count a nuance amounts to mru-,. h. $1,109. Below is a reproduction of a 'memo randa of the account: Ijtan 30. 188). fen. Die. ru. mi. DIt. to Job-, lies., ,mi ... $139.00 30.80 ... v.m 115 B4.89 n.a ... m.is X M8.I1 '0.80 ... B7.C8 38.il CZ.O MtM ... t.rj iB ... 7.a MtH ... K4.3 Withdrawal July. 182..... ... DIr. to JuIt. 1SJ8. Withdrawal Nor.. U88. Dir. to July, 1871 ..... ... Dir. to Job-, OK. Dir. to Jaaaarr. ISM...... ... Dir. to Jnly, 1833. Die. to Jnly, .Addict 4 per cent la dttidcoda m fa ti. tt would Mat the balance np to tl.118.t8. Four presidents and one director of "night and day" banks In Memphis, Little Rock, and .Oklahoma City have -.. v.v,u..a. , . x-eucni jury in I Memphis. They were charged with an unlawful Interchange of securities; by which, tkex-were able' to pass clearing nous examinations, tbo" cnarge was also.tnade that, funds were-used Illegally. The District National Bank willvcler for the North Capitol Savings Bank. A. friend of a bank president made an accommodation note in order to cover up an Irregularity, wjth Intent' to deceive a bank examiner. The bank faljed. The court held that the maker of me not was liable. J. P. Morgan fc Co. brought suit on a guarantee of a letter of credit the defendant guaranteeing to make pay- merits of funds on demand, with charges! The letter of credit waa 200. The defendan urged that being; a trad ing corporation, the act of the "treas urer In signing their gurantee waa be yond his authority, and simply as an accommodation to a third party: J. P. Morgan & Co- given verdict Case J. P. Morgan s Co. vs. Hall. Lyon ti Co. DECREASED SURPLUS OF FOOD PRODUCTS National air Bank Circular. Recent discussions with reference t the advance In cost or living suggests a consideration of some striking facts re garding the decrease In the surplus of food products which Is "left over" after supplying the growing demand of our population. That the percentage of our population engaged In production of food stuffs Is steadily growing smaller Is generally recognized, but the fact Is brought sharply to attention by the most recent figures available upon this subject While the Census Bureau has not com pleted Its tabulation of the number of persons engaged In agriculture In 1910. It has completed figures showing the num ber of farm families, which Indicate an Increase of but 11 per cent In the number of families on farms In 1910 ss compared with 1900; while Its figures showing the number of persons engaged In manufac turing. Including wage-earners and sola ned omclals. Indicate an Increase of practically 30 per cent in 1910 as com pared with 1900. It Is apparent from these figures an Increase of practically SO per cent In numbers of persons engaged In manufae tuiing and of only 11 per cent In num bers of persons in farm families that the growth In consuming; nonproducers of agricultural products Is much more rapid man that or producers. Decrrased Kxports. This reduction In the relative producing power of the United States of farm products Is further Illustrated by the recent figures showing the exportation of food stuffs st the present time com pared with that of previous years. Tin value of food stuffs exported In the fiscal year 1912 was but $419,000,000, against $545,000,000 In 1900. Even this compari son of values of exports In 1912 with those of 1900 does not give an accurate picture of the decline In quantity, be cause of the well-known fact that prices of food stuffs have materially advanced In the meantime. A comparison of quantities in some of the more Important articles exported in 1900 and In 1912 discloses even more startling facts with reference to the de. dine In outward movements of food stuffs. The quantity of wheat, for example, exported in 1300 was Minoo.orci bushels. against 30.000.000 In 1912: and of flour 1S.5CW.0CO barrels In 1900. against 11,000.000 barrels In 1912. The quantity of corn exported In 1900 was 200,00,000 bushels: In 1912 40.000.000 bushels. Heavy Decrease In Steals. The quantity of canned beef exported In 1900 was 55.500,000 pounds, and In 1912 but 11,000.000 pounds; of bacon. In 1900, 512.000,000 pounds, and in 1912 209,000.000 pounds; of pickled pork. In 1900. 133.000.- 000 pounds, and in 1912 56,000,000 pounds. A comparison of the decrease in the quantity of meats exported with de creased valuation of the total meat and dairy products exported affords a strik ing illustration or ine advance in prices of articles exported as well as of those consumed at home, since the value of meat and dairy products exported were. In 1900. but $1SI.500.000 and In 1912 $156. 250.000, a decrease of but 15 per cent while as shown above, the decrease In quantity of the principle articles exported la very much greater, ranging from 33 per cent to 13 per cent. Hsnsfaetnref Help Oat. A still more striking exemplification of the falling off In our surplus food prod ucts and the effort which the people of the United States are. perhaps uncon sciously, making to substitute some other product therefor In our contributions to the world's markets Is found In the per centage which food stuffs form of the total exports at the present time com pared with that of earlier years. The share which food stuffs formed of the total cxportatlons in the fiscal year 1912 was but 19.5 per cent while In 1900 It was 39.8 per cent In 1S90 42.3 per cent and In 1SS0 55.S per cent of the total value of exports. This decline In the exports of food stuffs has been offset by the Increase of manufactured products exported. In 1S80. when food stuffs formed 55.8 per cent of the total exports, manufactures formed but 14.8 per cent of the total, and In 1S90 but 21.2 per cent. By 1900 the proportion had considerably increased the share which manufactures formed of the total being then 35.3 per cent while In 1912 manufactures formed 47 per cent of the total. The total value of manu factures exported from the United States was, in the fiscal year 1880. but $122,000,- 000; In 1890, 8179.000.000: In 1900. X4S5.000.000, and in 1912, $1,020,000,000. WHOLESALE MAEKET REPORT. Quotation gleen betov in for ltitt lota Job ben iwleea are hlsber. ECG3-Xear-by fresh Vinrinia. 30aS: West Tir- sinla and Soutbwnt Virginia. Sa30; TennoBaee, 39a X. BUTTER-EIain fancy, ur lb.. 3U3: Western. fint SiaX4: aeronda, 9i3U; atom packed. JD. i-Httst-.t lork Slate factory, new, u. rol'LTRX-HenaL per lb.. U: roosters, per lb.. J: turkert. I7al; chickens, 18; ducka. per lb., 1U15. DRESSED POULTRT-Hena. choice, per lb.. 18a IT: tnrtejw. per lb.. 30; ducka, IfalS; ehlckna, ItaA. GBEEX FBUITS-Applrt. nrr, per baaket, WS; box. tOaTS; bbL. lJCatOO; onntes. California, box. LBLI3i lemons, box. 5.008.09: ffnpefrolt per box. -Cairo; pineapple. TSatS; peaches, per crate. 1.00 ZXO: srapea, per 4-lb. baaket. Concord, 7af; Magara, K!al24: cnertnut. lb.. Taa. HAY AND 8TRAW-Hay. Western. No. 1. 20.091 39J0:iXo. 2. 15.00.18.00; mlied bay. 12.OOal8.09; straw, rye, bale, 13Qa7.09: machint thratn. 9.0010.00; atnw, wheat, per ton. tSoal.OO; ttraw. oat. pat ton, 7.00a 7.81. VEOETABLES-Potatces new. No. 1, per bu.. tOaTO; No. 2. per bbL, LOO; corn, iter dot., UttiS; yams 'lEarfcrn Shore), 'per bbL. LOOatS; sweet r tttott, par bbL, L5L9; onions, per crate. i LTS; per ttdt. IS; Srauah. per elate, tZSatU; eabbtfe. per VJ0 lb.. 8385: ess plant, per dot., 5073; tottnee. per baaket. 3075: atrins bean, per bbL, LOOaiOO: lima bean, per qt. 3035; aqnaab. par bbL. TSaLOO; beets, per 109 bnnche. LtflattO; tomatoes, per erate. 75109; encumbers, par baaket T5aL00. LIVE 8TOCK-Sheen. per lb.. 2aStt: trains Iambi, per lb., SatH: aires, choice, per lb., MalOH; medium, per lb.. SUas. WOOL, ARD HIDE8-W00L wished, fret of bum, per lb.. 3335: wont rmwaabtd, par lb., 28; Mdttv dry. per lb.. UalS: salt bides, lb.. 13; calfaklr gnta. each. USlXe. GBAIN-Wheat par bo... 85U.0Z; corn, tbsiitd. per bo.. 8888; -car, per bbL, 4J5I.tO; oala. eld. Western, white. No. 2, per bo.. arsaS; ratted, per bo.. 88atz: new. No, I par bo 43aa$: mixed- ekts- bran, par tan.-2UDa24.tO; middling, per ton. 38.80 32.0J. - - SEEDS-Cmrrr. red. .ILSOaUSt; ctoter, alsue. nois.cs: moothy. tttud gotaTuMLn aj anw ma, uss&soj -!.-; ;'-' . . LIFE STILL IN MARKET Coatrol Hu Tat Yet Cfcaagti Bud Co Oreem Wait to lie Fwridwit. New York. Nov. 'i Further 'investiga tion of the Manhattan Life Insurance Company deal revealed yesterday that while control of the company has not yet changed bands. It la In the market It Is understood that Cot A. A. Green. Texas -representative of the company, who is now at the Waldorf, has for some time held sn option on 1.001 shares of the total outstanding 2,000 shares. Col. Green. It Is said, has offered the control to at least, one banking house, but that concern did not care to take It Two Philadelphia Insurance companies offered to take the shares, but the price offered was not high enough. Friends of CoL Green say he has're- cently been cherishing a hope of obtain ing a loan on the stock and then becom ing president It Is known that soDllca- tlon was made to one banking house In the financial district for a loan of 8250.- COD. but because of the many things In wnicn this concern was Interested It did not lend the money. The stock was also ottered to one life Insurance company, but It turned the offer down. It was learned yesterday that Gen. H. D. Stokes and W. C. Stokes are the larg est shareholders of the company. While they have given an option on their hold Ings to CoL Green, they are averse. It Is said, to giving one to any other Interest They are against foreign Interests re ceiving control, preferring to see it re main in this country, as it Is a sort of monument to the Stokes family that rounded the company many years ago. Ira I Tingle, of 42 Broadway, stated yesterday that he has purchased 400 shares of Manhattan Life stock recently nt between 360 and 450. which Is the equiv alent of from $180 to $225 a share, as the stock Is $50 par. An option on this stock has been given to Col. Green, together with the options on the balance of con trol. New York American. RAIL MILLS SOLD FOR MONTHS AHEAD Railroad buying of rails and other ma terials continues to be the active feature of the Iron and steel market In regsrd to the other classes of consumers, the Iron Age confesses that It Is not easy to measure "the extent to which buyers are contracting for deliveries beyond the period of crowded operation which all the mills see ahead of them." Of the rail road buying, the Iron Age says: Some rail mills are now sold ud to June, and while rollings for spring track laying are out of the question with tha leading mills, rail orders keep up In large volume. The St Paul has Just bougnt j.w tons, the Southern Electric Rail way, of Texas. 12,000 tons, the M.. K. and T.. 16.000 tons, and the San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf, 9.000 tons. An Import ant export order is 30,000 tons for the Canadian Northern. Car orders closed In the last week amount to fully 5.000, while nctive in quiries for 12,000 are pending, and car companies count up 24.000 more on which bids are about to be asked. Of the general situation. It says: A significant transaction In -its bearing on the maintenance of present prices :s the order Just placed by sn Important buyer for all Its requirements of tin plates, hoopes, and plates for 1913, on to day's contract prices. A number of bu ers have placed orders calling for deliv eries In the third quarter. The semi-finished steel sitautlon Droni- Ises no early relief: billet and sheet bar production will not be measurably in creased by new open-hearth construction before April. The Iron Trade Review aya: Slight easing of conditions in the Iron trade has come without any Indication of weakness. Decrease In buIng of nig iron ana some finished products and some disposition to be less insistent upon de liveries are generally attributed to the fact that consumers are obtaining fair deliveries on orders placed months ago, and also to natural hesitancy which comes on the eve of a Presidential elec tion. RESOURCES OF BANKS LARGEST IN HISTORY Lawrence O. Murray, Comptroller of the Currency. Issued a atatement indi cating that the resources of the banks in the United States national, Stale, and private are the largest In history. According to reports of their condi tions on June 14. the Comptroller an nounced, 25,000 of the 19,000 banks In the country showed aggregate resources of $:i.9S5,O30,O0O, an Increase of $1,324,000,000 over tne resources of rt.ooo banks which made returns In 1911. The total Individual deposits amounted to $17,012,000,000, an Increase of $1,106,700, 000. The 4,000 banks from which no reports were received by the Comptroller were chiefly brokerage concerns with an esti mated aggregate capital of $79,000,000. Bnllnar on Savin as Ranks. Albany, Nov. 2. Savings banks In this State are not authorised to prefer de posits of postal savings banks or of court funds through a pledge of col lateral securities, guaranteeing- the pay ment of such deposits, according to an opinion to-dty by Attorney General Car mody. He also holds that savings banks can not guarantee a fixed rate of interest on such funds. Coal Exports 8)02,800,000. The sale of coal to foreign countries has Increased 500 per cent In the last twenty years, according; to a statement Issued by the Department of Commerce yesterday. The total value of coal exports In 1S12 was $52,600,000. as against $21,000,000 In 1902, and $8,333,000 In 1892. Besides the actual exports, much coal was sold to foreign ships in American ports, the to tal value of all sales being about $7 000.000. Most of the exported coal went to Canada, with Cuba, Bermuda. Mexico, nod Panama as minor purchasers. The coke industry also advanced from $112, 000 In 1892 to nearly $3,000,000 in 1912. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Chinum Cottle Height Wttbrbftoa land and Mortgage Company to D. Webster Enna. lots TO to 73. tqnara X09. 84,090. Sum to E. P. Springer, tota 3 and 4. aquaro 3383. 8L80B, E Street Soutbetrt between Twelfth and Thirteenth Slreett Anthony Wuoonaia ct ux. to Chapin B. Barnaul, part lot 5, tqnar 10. 810. Chapln B.' , Bauman conreyt atnw property to Mary Wtocon- .ta.no. Whitney Cloae-liiddaugh ft Shannon to George. W. tnd Florence, 3L Hotman. lot 25. block 8, $18. O Street Northweet between Brrenteenth and Elaht- .. rath 8tstttt-Anna A. E. .Ktots to Locdtt K. uooertaon. Harry w. Arthur, s. aw Walter B. - KtotvtU Interest in original tot IT tnd toblot 81. tqntrt 180. $18. Addition to Ancoti-Jaaet F. Hood tt nx. to Ada SL Jenkins, an sonars 88W. 888. Uagdoa Mrs-Francai X. Hlsdoa et nx. lo Fred . MRH1TTAR HasktO. tot 8. bloc): 23. 818. Baat stabeUi-Ihsloiih .B. Ikhnadtt ux, to Ms X, t.s. f. as ,- ssjsws , fax WnsjIajSili-PMIp W. WBsy st':,. tsstsr ,W. HurtsVlit & btaflk JttH. m I awt Itieesl mnsr r. Ottt m. t. Pamrllrnt tat a. maia am. SSL cossta Ansae Fat-Mrthe O. tf. Bert to Mux 8ta Qftat. tot m. lean f, am irmisla Ansae fta-Mcrj M Osssf to HuOi a. m. im. tot m. i bW. Ml ON Tmmfc Mien Xcrs)mst-atak, P. snenl t 1. instin to JssMs.wMts. k B. ssssn I. S.lss. ' v- CMesAla HitoMs Ohm O Vaanf st sL to Ttltoss Priest, lot , Mask $f. ML m Mmt ItoHksssV Omsi 3. sMsster st st to SEIss a. Ssesnasa. tot W, nawsJss, IN. oat Piat linn B. Tliwcsw W ax. Is Ctoorj J. XsKstdty sad Oseejs T. WartUaftoe. lot . Mot 8. OS. Colnabte Belttts-Aadnw B. tssmwy to Bsnina B. Iliw. tots st sad a. stssr , 8M. . Cfcerr Chase Tsfnes-H. Klttos Oosdato ft ax, to lisiy Im Crsls. lot 44. steue MO. t Ml O Stmt Notthaut-lf srtia b Oettwib et uz. to Frank J. McCarthy, tot 111. sbs 8, tM. Chfltam Cutte Heiefato-wtshiactoB Lead tad MortsSB Cbaqwnr to Kobtrt C. Xotsu. tot 81 SOWS 3388. 8731. Oak lawn Tonet-Chaifas A. DousUs et sL to Aosmca A. iMouu. lots f tad H. sn. WK H Stmt Nortiwnl-winiu, D. Lncky to EUuhHh -K. Ooodauo. tot B. untie Nt $ Hlflrrfcw-Htny Wtnbsta et at. to Ftaak W. ud Ktto B. Cnsmlni. lot 151.' Knura X3L 8ML Rur of ElghtMoth Htntt. brtwtta X, and M Stntts-Hemo M. HliMds to Uor T. Ttjlot. tot S3, tqnar MO. 818. 1113 to 11M Tvratr-aflli Strett Xottlnmt-Edwud o. WMUord et ox. to MUtoo J. -HiM. Isti . 8s, St tquu 14. tM. Milton J. Hint tt nx. codtcjs sub DroDNtr to Itidiftid 8. CTdfe. Ha Petvorth-aobrrt I. tod Ansa M. Qrr to lor T. Morrit, lot tT. mntre 389, BO. Hita VlCTr-Hinr Wtrdmtn et tV to Rlehud 3. Ttccut lot Z7. block 11, 810. Mount rtauant ud I'kaunt Pltlat-UIUta B. fbauter fa RHMt A PniiiAll V Ut tM Pttworlb Aliea B. Ltnuot et L to William Hear IWia, trartee, lot IT tad ran lot w, avian 21. tlO. VIllUm Ilrnrj- Denni tniata. cotnert tu propenr o u. Darbr Tnompaon. $. U3t T Stmt crUiirert-BktitM 8. Wolfe rt ex. to Edward O. WfcitfcnL lot 17. vmara tit tM. 83 F Stmt Kottbratf-Bttea Warren rt at to Und- ujr B. Branaoe, lot 108. eroan Ml, 8M. Eaat Caiilol Street NorUitaat between Eichtaant and Xkutttntli Ftrerts-Ellxatjeth B. Baldwin. eifcntrlx. et al. to Mary A. Loosnian, original lota 3 and 4. wimre 1109. 810. U3T T Htrart Ncrthest-Praneea 0. HOI to Ephnda H. WUom. lot EC. mrara 151. 110. Ul F Street N'oftheiat-Eparaun 8. Wilms ct nx. to France C. Hut lot 111. raare SSI. $10. EFFINGHAM ItACE-Jtmea It EUenon et nx. Xn Tbomaa A. Dobjns. Iota 29 and 30. aqntn 19. $10. Tenth Street Sonthntt. between C and D Street Henry W. Taylor et nx. to Edward Brows, put lot t. aquar 94S. 810. AMONG THE CLUBS Section 4 of the College Women's Club, of this city, of which Mrs. Ly man K. Swormstedt is president met at the home of Its section leader, Mrs. Joslah Qulncy Kern, last Tuesday evening. Mrs. Mary Hannah Johnson Claxton. wife of the United States Commissioner of Education, gave an address on the alarming percentage of illlterarcy In the united States, sup porting her statements by statistical comparisons with other countries. She also told of the movement begun In Chicago last July to federate the Col lege Women a Clubs of the United States, she being present at the con ference as one of the founders of .the movement. She suggested that such a federation of college women could, by their concerted action, greatly de crease If not entirely eradicate Illiter acy in the United States. Discussion followed, led by the pres ident. Mrs. Swormstedt. Mrs. Claxton was able to Rive many helpful sug gestions, owing to her wide experience ss an educator. She has been a leader In the development of library work In the south, especially In co-operation with public schools. It was she who began and developed the free library system In Nashville. Mrs. Claxton Is also a writer for the Journsl of Edu cation and the magazines. At the close of the Informal discus sion of Mrs. Claxton's address the hostess. Mrs. Kern, served a collation, expressing her appreciation of the co operation she has received from her section ifour). about forty of whom were present, and urging the members to remember to wear their section colors, the "red. white, and blue." at all the general meetings of the College Women's Club. Livingston Manor Chapter. D. A. R., met at the home of the regent Mrs. C. W. Brown. Wednesday, October 50. at 2:30 p. m. An Interesting feature was the pre sentation to the chapter of a gavel made of wood from one of the houses of the old French settlement at Krenchtown, Pa.. now Asylum. The gavel was sent to the chapter by Mrs. Edward U Smith, of Towanda. Ta. Th historian read a most interesting paper written by Miss Jean Hasden. of Wllkesbarre. on the settle ment of Frcnchtown and the colony of aristocratic French cmlcres who llieri there. The regular programme fcr the dav was as follows: Piano solo. Miss Hardestv: paper. "Benedict Arnold" (Mrs. Perrvi. read by Mrs. Wesler; paper. "Braddock's Campaign." Mrs. Xscle. The resronses to roll call were "Old Trails." The National Catholic Woman's Circle held Its weekly meeting In the east study room of the Public Library on Monday evening. Miss Lillian Connell addressed the circle on the art of Michael Anrelo as a painter. Illustrated with photographic reproductions of the ceiling in the Slstlne Chapel. The members of the circle gave short sketches of the lives of the prophets of the Old Testament ss they appeared In tne pictures, j. F. Burr, of Brookland. 1). C. gave a talk on the "Art of the Dresden Gnllery" and exhibited an orig inal Madonna by Carlo Dolcl. Mrs. Coope gave a talk on the great series of "Charity Pictures" by Murillo. together with a short sketch of the life of Murillo. Mrs. Coope announced that throughout the month of November visitors would be wel come to the meetings, held In the Public Libraiy. The Capitol Hill Literary Society met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. John Bryson. 714 Twelfth Street Northeast The president Mrs. Daisy Tranty, occupied the chair. The subject under discussion was the recent International Congress on Hygiene and Demography. Dr. H. J. Bryson. Dr. James McKee, and Mrs. McKee made addresses. Others who spoke were Mrs. Tranty. J. W. Davis. and Capt J. A. Hart. The musical programme consisted of a vocal solo by A. W. Jett accompanied by Miss Helen Jefferies. and a piano solo by E. V. Carr. The next meeting will be held on November 11 at the home of Mrs. A. H. Frear. 223 Eighth Street Northeast Burnslde Relief Corps. No. 4. held a committee meeting at the home of the president. Mrs. M. H. Smith. 1S13 Colum bia Road. last Friday evening. It was decided to give a card party on Novem- oer , at the D. A. R. Hall. This will be a special event and no business will oe transacted at that gathering. MOTORCYCLE NOTES. J. The Philippine Islands are said to have about SSO good motorcycling days In a H. P. Arrowood and L. J. Saunders are on their way from San Diego to New Tork on a tandem motorcycle. Saunders rode from New Tork to San Diego last spring on the same machine with which he la making the present trip. One thousand miles In four days is the record made by A. J. Eddy. F. J. Parmch. and a. E, Petttfk. motorcyclists of Aber deen, B. Dak., on. a recent trip from then- home -to Minneapolis. Supplies 815. This, according to J. J. ReM. of San Dlea-o. Cat. Is all it cost him on a recent motorcycle trip oh which he traveled 3,500 miles. R. U Baker and F. Hartman. of PUta- bun- h.w. .. I..-1 - .enn-l..'rr:,,r ."' l".. """." wu tstas- -j THRONGS GATHER IN THE HERALD Uhje Ctowdl' Vktittd the Thirteenth Street Buadtn . to Cast Votes for Their Favorites in the Race. Hundreds of persons yesterday visited The Advocate's headquarters at Tit Thir teenth Street Northwest to take advan tage of the special offer In connection witn The Washington Herald's szo,ogo competition. The bulldlnx was wall filled throughout the day and at certain times was crowded. The Advocate was surprised at the large number of persons not contestants who visited the contest home. All of them declared that they had a delightful time, and said that the contest was a most unusual one. The fact that so many non-contestants visited the building Illustrates the point that all Washington is in a manner interested In the com petition. An orchestra gave a continuous eon cert In the afternoon and evening. Dur ing the day demonstrations of the ttS player pianos on display were given. Guests were served with the Velvet Kind Ice cream, and W. D. coffee prepared on electrical stoves furnished by the Na tional Electrical 8upply Company. Nu merous samples of manufactured prod ucts advertised In connection with the competition were given away. The Ad vocate and his full corps of assistants were on hand to show visitors through the building and answer any questions concerning the contest Every contestant who registered was given 100 votes. Every person not a con testant wno caned at the home was given fifty votes to cast for his favorite. Hundreds of votes were cast during the two days. This means an Immense amount of work for The Advocate's ss slstants. The votes have to be assorted and recorded. Cards hsve to be filled out for each contestant and filed away In The Advocate's card Index aystem. This work will require a Inumber of days. Because of this fact It will be Impossible to publish again to-day the relative standing of the eontestsnts. The list of contestants published last week gave a good Idea of the scope of the competition. Two solid pages of motorcycle trip, on which they visited Erie, Buffalo, Toronto. Montreal, and New Tork City. They say they made the entire trip without having any mechani cal troubles with their machines. Harold N. Hanold. of Alfred. Me., re cently made a tour to Ohio, a distance of about 1.200 miles. He made the trip in five days and used only seventeen gallons of gasoline. Hugh A. Fargo and Harrison H. Craw ford, of Atlantic City. N. J., are on their way to San Francisco, traveling by mo torcycle. It is not the desire of the young men to make anj- record for speed they are simply traveling: for pleasure. BrazIL Ind.. Is to have a motorcycle club. It Is expected that there will be about thlrtj'-five charter members. An economy race was recently run at Falrbury. III.. In which one motorcyclist rode forty miles on a quart of gasoline. In order to ae time In his tour of Inspection of schools. School Commis sioner Frank Robinson, of Coldwater. Mich., has purchased a motorcycle. Motorcyclists of Inman, Kans . are or ganizing a club. They desire to affiliate with the F. A. M. Dr. B. J. Patterson, president of the F. A. M.. reports that in the recent Short grass Motorcycle Club's run the riders averaged about seventy-five miles per gallon of gasoline for tingle machines and sixty miles for twins. HBXICAN REBELS TAKE COAST TOWNS Several Seaports Fall Into Hands of Insnnectos Foreign Residents Flee. Mexico Cits'. Nov. 2. A great part of the coast of the State of Guerrero Is In the hands of the rebels to-night. Includ ing the seaports. The foreign Interests are appealing for protection to the gov ernment through their diplomatic repre sentatives. The rebels have seized large quantities of arms and ammunition. There are very few federals In the State. The leadership of the rebels Is unknown but the movement Is believed to be a part of the recent Diaz uprising. Foreign refugees are concentrating at Apulco, where the two American cruis ers are stationed. Gen. Banquet's troops have been or dered north again. In deference, it Is re ported, to a request of the United States. to better protect Americans in Northern Mexico. The revolutionary situation elsewhere Is unchanged. The capital Is quiet It is rumored that the government has en countered difficulty In negotiating the proposed new twenty million pesos war loan. U. S. Stands Ready to Stop Disorders Dispatches to tlte State Department yesterday from the American Legation at Havana Indicated that Gen. Menocal, the Conservative candidate for the presi dency, has been elected. Conditions In Havana and the provinces were reported quiet There still remains considerable anxiety as tor how the verdict of the voters will be accepted by the Liberal partisans. If disorder breaks out In Cuba, and assumes a menacing degree. all Is ready for American Intervention In the island republic It is generally believed, however, that there will not be the slightest cause for American forces to proceed to Cuba. The election of Gen. Menocal is re garded here as most satlsfactoiy. He is reputed In Washington as a business man of the highest character, who Is making real sacrifices In the Interests of good government In Cubs. It Is under stood that he la giving up a salary of $30,000 a year to take the presidency. The fact that he Is a man of consider able private wealth Is regarded here as Insuring the honesty of his forthcom ing administration. Little Hope for Mlsalna- Aeroaaatt. 8tutgart. Germany. Nov. 2. The bal loon Dusseldorff, which started as an un official American entry In the Interna tional balloon race last Sundsy, Is still missing-. In some quarters hope Is rap Idly being lost that the Americans on board. John Watts, of Kansss City, and A. T. Atherhold. of Philadelphia, will be found alive. It Is regarded as a certain ty that the balloon was swept 'out over the Baltic Sea. IJL, J"... "?. '"""'P CONTEST HOME seven columns each were devoted to tha namea of those entered m tbe.raotv X study of these namea wOI reveal sosno Interesting facta. It ahows that 801. Washington has become enthusiastic orer' 'oeMe's proposition. All sectlona of the city are represented, and each seems to have about an equal number of entrants. The coniMiiiit r nt n r1atf and of sll ages. There are among them young- men and women, boy and gins, fathers and housewives. There are among- them business men. clerks, gov ernment employes, physicians, agents, university students, school children. ' teachers, and In short, persons from every walk of life. One of the notable features of the competition to the fact that oniv in. dlvlduals are permitted to enter the race. No organisations of any kind are al lowed to enter. --This rule was formu lated so that every contestant would b on an equal footing. Every person hss an equal chance. There are no powerful combinations to fight Each entrant knows that he Is competing with single. Individuals: he realizes the justice of the scheme. A look at the awards on dlsnlav at h contest home In Thirteenth Street should be sufficient to convince any reasonable person that the competition Is well worth entering. A total of 350 awards. valued at an aggregate of $23,000. are to be given away by The Advocate abso lutely tree to the winners of the race. Many of these articles are now on dis play at the contest home. Because of the lsrge number of awards, it Is lm- ' possible to display all of them at once. in order, however, that the public may have a chance to see all of the articles before the close of the contest tha nwaras on display win be changed from time to time. a) The principal awards will be a $3,000 house and lot four $L250 tourinar ears of the most modern design, four 8750 Baby Grand pianos, four 1825 player pianos, and fonr $400 upright pianos. PROBERS TO GALL B. Foraker Asks that He Be Allowed to Explain Stand ard Oil letters. HAT RECALL DEMOCRATS Joseph B. Foraker. former Senator from Ohio, has asked to be heard by the aenaie committee Investigating campaign funds. The committee will reassemble. it is expected, on the call of the chair man, about November 10. Former Sena tor Foraker II1 be one of the first wit nesses. He wrote, to Senator Clapp some time ago expressing a desire to antear. but not until after the election, and ex- plain the Archbold letters written to him by John D. Archbold and his replies thereto. The Foraker letters were the first sprung by William R. Hearst. It tv as the first notice that John D. Arch bold had that his letter file had been ravished. These letters showed several remittances of certificates of deposit from Archbold to Foraker v.hlle the Sen ator was still representing his Stste In the senate. On the witness stand In tbt present inquiry. Mr. Archbold explained that the money was sent to Senator For aker In payment for ieri .nf. . itf- by Mr' Foralr to the Standard uu company in connection with litiga tion pending In the Ohio State courts Another witness vho will be heard soon after the election Is former Con gressman Charles H. Grosvenor of Ohio In a batch of letters recently published by William R. Hearst, nrn.i .,,.- i. shown to have received a certificate of deposit for $1,000 from Archbold and to have had other correspondence with the. Standard Oil magnate. In one of the letters Gen. Grosvenor asked "for em ployment with the Standard on com pany for a nephew. On the witness stand in ine neanng before the Clapp commit' " "' irenooia lesuned that he sent the $1,000 to Congressman Grosvenor as a contribution to the tatter's campaign fund to aid, him In his race for re-election to Congress. To Recall Democrats. Ex-Congressman Sibley, of Pennsyl vania, whose name has figured in the correspondence printed by Hearst, hss asked to be heard and if he is able will take the stand shortly after the elec tion. William R. Hearst will also h called to testify as to letters heretofore published and as to other ammunition he may have In his locker. It looks as If the early days of the hearing Jutt after election would be taken up with Standard Oil letters. Another phase of the Inveetiwatim. ... lates to the Democratic r,mn.i e.i of 1901. Since Thomas F. Ryan testified that he gave $4oO.00o to the find that year there Is a disposition among the committee members to recall the officers of the committee that tmf ne.,i,. Thomas Taggart. who was the chair man; August Belmont George F. Pea- body, and possibly Judre Alton R. T.r. ker himself, to explain why of all these witnesses supposed to have hart inn. mate knowledge of the campaign contri butions none of them gave the com nilttee Information about Mr. Ryan's cvmnouuon. jr waa left for Mr. Ryan in jimne me enclosure hlmteif. Certain prominent Democrats have complained to the members of the Investigating com- mlttee that they want more Information about what the expenditures of the com mittee were. What were the debts that Mr. Ryan testified he was compelled to pay to save the Democratic party from disintegration? Who were the creditors who demanded their monev or the life of the party? Thla line of Inquiry Is likely to furnish one of the real sensa tions of the Inquiry. . TRIES TO MAKE FORT. Steamer Noreagta, Tewing Dasaasjeel Skip, la Track of Monti. Norfolk, Va.. Nov. t With a forty mile northwest gale In her wake, tha Norwegian steamer Noreuga Is endeavo3 Ing to reach Norfolk with the fuU-clgge sailing ship Glenlul in tew. The two vessels were In collision yea. terday below Hatteras, and both war badly damaged. The Noreuga had her forward hatch flooded, and the Qlenhal also took In considerable water. When last heard from the vessels were seventy five miles below Hatteras. The Noreuga had thirty passengers on board. She was bound to Jaexlco. The revenue Cutter Pamlico1 Is .reported to have cone to the assistance of the ships. ana may taxe ore tne norsuaa a ; FORM SENATOR v-w, --ww rf fcvu,y4. w ill lIS laaSSa 88 IBS (&VtS8j Cera. '&&&$!&&&&&&. &&$&&i - 4A2-;fr5S-TL.V. ... -,i.ysav, ' .,g& K . ' ' V v. ,. r --.!. L - . 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