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Every Season to Believe It Will Be Generously Celebrated. ? t v ATTRACTIVE BILLS AT THEATERS Every Cent Spent for Tickets Will Go to the Relief Fund. SrBSCR11 'T I < )NS < ? H O W TNG Nations' an<l churches. ever since the im memorial tirre when men organized for civic ami moral protection and advance ment, have invariably set aside certain days which lht ir citizens or members .should Indulge In special observances. Con sequentiy governments have their national holidays, and all creeds. Jewish. Apostolic or revealed, have their feast days, their holidays of obligation or their anniversa ries. The great festivals of Christmas and New Years and Good Friday are recog nized wherever Christianity is followed by nations as well a.* denominations, and to all of these they are in every sense holidays of obligation. The national capital is about to l>e called upon to observe another holi day of obligation, upon which every citi zen, regardless of sex or sentiment, will have an opportunity to exhibit the greatest of all virtues?charity. Such a day will be Galveston day, next Wednesday, and the people of the nation's capital owe it to themselves to make It memorable as a heart holiday. The characteristic generosity of the men and women who cater to the amusement of the public and who help to drive dull care away with means that Mom lis and The.-pia l..ng ago inspired, has made it possible for charity to be lispensed with intellectual profit to its givers. The theatrical man agers and the players, the employes and the supernumeraries in th< ir generous offer to give their all next Wednesday afternoon to the relief of the stricken thousands in Texas, have done more than their share of the grand work, and have done It heartily ind eagerly, aware as they necessarily were that the outpouring at Wednesday's per formances would very substantially affect the size of the audiences during the re mainder of the week. They did not hesi tate to tender their aid desvite the coinci dent substantial losses thus attendant upon it. Washington people cannot a,fford to see such generosity confined to the dramatic profession, and they may easily find means t > second such splendid efforts. Give I'lrmurr to Other*. There are few men or women in good cir cumstances in the District who are not ac quainted with others who cannot afford aught but the bare expenses of living. The latter, however, are as human as their more fortunate brothers, and If the well : off would purchase matinee tickets and send or give them to the poorly off they will be doing a double charity, because every cen' thus expended will benefit the [ needy ones In Texas, while the pleasure : given the recipients of the tickets will grat- | ify and benefit them. There are institutions, too. whose Inmates j never know scarcely the delights which the stage affords, and the same double chatT^y could be admirably exercised in this way by the charitably inclined who fan afford to give their tendencies practical character. The demands of government and private business are not, it is believed, so exact ing at the present time that the elerks and employes of departments, municipal and national, anil of local establishment could n .t be permitted to a grett extent to have opportunity Wednesday afternoon to go to one or the other of the theaters, and a gen eral or even partial cessation of practical affair*, say. at 2 o'clock, would be. It is thought, immensely advantageous to the great cause. Kixv to Accomplish. There are probably some disciples of the purely technical who may regard such a suggestion as misdirected, but It must be remembered, others say. that Washington is distinctively the nation's city, and whe-n a calamity that Is so great that national sympathy and substance are extended to K querulous objections are regarded as out of place. No executive orders are necessary to permit the government employes to Join in the relief work Wednesday afternoon. A simple understanding that clerks and others will be excused at 2 o'clock will suffice, and such a course would be in keep ing with the other applaudable acts of Jhe executive departments since the storm, such as placing government stores, forces and vessels at the dfcposal of the relief bodies. In several quarters today It was learned that well-known gentlemen were engaged in forming what they call "take-all-in" the ater parties for Wednesday afternoon. The plan is for a group of friend* to agree to visit each of the theaters on Galveston day, taking in by turn "Main'selle 'Awklns" for a short time, hearing a tune at Chase's Grand by the Banda Rossa, getting glimpses of the Rose 11111 Folly Company at Kernan's ar.d the Gay Hutterflles at the Bijou, crossing over to Hashim's Academy of Music and enjoying an act there, and ending the novel and entertaining tour at the t'olumbla. Many Offer* Received. Chairman Noyes of the theatrical and pres-s committee, has received many gen < rous proffers of services from talented and prominent organizations and Individ uals. who are ready to aid in the good work of relief. As the Columbia Theater is the only one th it has no regular bill on for next week. Mr. Noyes has referred all such offers to Manager Joseph Luckett, and he will notify those who tnay be se lected to appear at his iiouse next Wednes day. Invitation to Colored Pastors. A committee of the Lone Star Reading Circle, consisting of Wm. R. Patterson, I. Brown, Mrs. J. B. Anderson. Lieut. Toomey, Dr. Ross and E. Knight, have addressed a notice and an invitation to the pastor of each colored congregation to meet those n.'ined above at the Third Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m Monday next to effect a plan of operation in behalf of the destitute peo ple in the storm district of Texas. Krrurd of Donations. At the Inter-Ocean building relief depot t'Mlay cash donations were received as fol lows: Mrs. She!ton. J1: "Z." <1; Mr. Allen. $1; A Friend, $2: A Friend, J2; J. W. N.. $1. Parcels and boxes of clothing were re ceived from many anonymous contributors a-* well as the follow'ng: S. H. Hopkins, Thomas Stephens, Lansburgh & Bro., W. C Haldeman, G. W. Herold. Mrs. M. G. Porter. Mrs. Shelton, H. F. Barnard, Mr. Luchs and Henry Franc & Sons. Dr. William T'.ndall, secretary to the board of District Commissioners, has re c-elvjed the following subscriptions for the betient of the people of Galveston. Texas: H. Randall Webb JS Charles Schneider Baking Company 2? W i. W?Uer n> Previously acknowledged. 423 Total v $4T* In addition the sum of }l.i*24 was turned over to Dr. Tlnd*Jl by The Evening Star. Contributed by Republican Associa tion. The Active Maryland Republican Asso ciation. through Mr. William B. Severe, has gotten up a subscription of S25.5S. which has been turned over to The Evening Star, and which will be added to the fund'pro cured for the '.ame purpose. The following la the list of subscribers and the sum donated by each: Wm. B. Severe, fl; cash. 20 cents; cash. 23 cents; W. H Main. SI; J. Humphries, 25 cents; J. C Davidson. 50 cents; A. J. Rider, 23 cents; A. B. Mackenste. 25 cents; H. L Andrus. 25 cents; J. T. Prendergast, 25 cents; Geo. Stormont. 5i? cents; G. W. W ha Hey, f>o cents; L. Cromwell. 50 cents; H. O. Emmons. 25 cents; F. B. Metserott. 3o cents; O.. 8. Metserott. 50 cents; J. G. BurchflelC ? ceais; L. W. Klunklewes. SO cents: Lincoln D. Kslley, 25 cents; oash. 30 cents; cash. 25 cents; Grsham. SI; J. F. An derson. 5? cents; J. K. Smith. Si; Geo. G. t'ressey. iM cents; J. S. Bucky, SI; H. S. Pascal, 25 cents; I. E. Clayton. SI; J. A. Blundon. SI; L. F. Bromley, SI; D. Harry Moran. 25 cents; Walter Card. SI; W. E. ^Harris, 50 cents; W. B. Hardester. SI; J. C. Wcltael, 25 cents;" J. F. Purrell, 50 cents; W. T. Boston. 25 cents; 3. X?. SeW^rd, -4J5 cents; W. W. Eastwood, 2.t cents; P. Hoch, SI; H. CromwHl. 50 cents; W. J. Armstrong. 50 cents; Samuel Weaver, 50 cents; Geo. W. Hop wood, 50 cents; J. M. Fernandes, 50 cents; W. Milbourne. SI; S. M. Wilson. 25 cents; B. F. Smith. 25 cents;' F. A. Kerby, 25 cents: R. Brown, 25 cents; total, S25.55. Receipt* at Evening Star Ofllee. The following additional subscriptions for the benefit of the sufferers by storm In Texas have been received at The Evening Star office: Heretofore acknowledged $1,084.00 Seneca Tribe. No. 11, I. O. R. M.. 12 00 Cash ?. 2.00 (*eo. E. Boss 2.00 W. M. B 2.01) Wm. A. Spurrier 2.00 Chas. W. Porker 1.00 Win. Hopper 2.00 Compositor 2 00 R. C. W 1.00 R. N. C. R i.oo Mrs. Alice Henry, through Gener al Corbin 5.00 J. T. Petty 20.00 ShecUl & Bro .? 10.!K) E. J. Birch Hi!25 A. F. Fox ; 10.00 W. M. Gait & Co 100.00 Noble D. Larner 25.0;) Mrs. C. G. Tolman 2.00 Misa F. H. Tolman 3.00 Miss E. H. Tolman 5.<\> Edward Tolman 15.00 B 1.00 A. A. Hoehilng. t\ S. N 5.00 T- C. S 5.00 Dr. Wm. L. Flguer 2 00 B. C. K 5.00 Judd & Detweiler lo.no 1'uited Order Golden Cross 10.00 Cash i.<ni E. A. H 5.;:o W. M. K 1.00 Cash 2.00 A friend 1 <x> M. Z. P 2.00 Total to date $2,200.25 Offer of Ariaiiin tOxpreNK. -Mr. George, agent for I he Adams Express Company, received instructions from Super intendent Huff of that company to receive and forward free over Adams lines to points of transfer with connecting com panies, when relieved of risk, contributions of money and clothing for the benefit of the Texas sufferers. Shipments must be addressed to properly constituted relief committees appointed in the state of Texas. This order, however, does not apply to any contributions sent to individuals. >ur?e* and PbyaielanN Not Needed. Miss J. N. Strong, secretary to R. B. Hawley, who represents the Galveston dis trict in Congress, received today a telegram from him, dated at Galveston yesterday, which reads as follows: "Your telegram. 12th, arrived tonight. Convey Galveston's gratitude to the mayor of Baltimore and District Commissioners. Physicians and nurses and provisions are being sent in by adjacent communities. Our most urgent need now is disinfectants and money. See my telegram, Secretary Meiklejohn." Miss Strong also received messages in r^ply to telegraphic inquiries sent to Gen. McKihbin. A., and Mayor W. C. Jones of Galveston stating that money will be the most effective contribution. Among those who will contribute to the musloal and literary program to be executed at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, M street near 15th, next Wednesday evening under thf auspices of the Lone Star Read ing Circle, for the benefit of the Texas re lief fund, will be Prof. J. T. Lavton. Mr. 1 au! Lawrence Dunbar. Lieut. R E Too mey, Mr. Clarence White, Miss Lola John son. Miss Jeanette Williamson and Miss Beatrice Warrick. The ('oiidoleneeit of Mexico. The Mexican ambassador has communi cated to the State Department an expres sion of the deep regret of President Diaz and the government and people of Mexico over the tragedy at Galveston. Foreign Crnlne of the Dixie. The cruiser Dixie, now being used as a training ship for landsmen, will leave New \ ork October 1 for a six monthV cruise, in the course of which she will stop at th? Cauari s and visit several Mediterranean ports, going as far east as Piraeus and Al exandra. She will reach New York on her return trip April 1, 1901. To Re laed by Naval Cadeta. The two small gunboats Alvarado and Sandoval, which were captured in Cuban waters during the Spanish war, are to be commissioned September 10 and sent to the Naval Academy at Annapolis for use by the cadets there for exercise purposes. Each of these vessels is about 100-ton dis placement and carries two guns in her sec ondary battery. Executive Clemency Exerted. President McKlnley has pardoned Thos. Nant and Charley Robblns. both of Indian territory. The former stole a heifer and the latter a horse. The sentences were commuted of Isaac Shirley of Alabama, who interfered with a revenue officer's search; John Stuckey of Arkansas, Illicit distiller, and John Tanner of Indian terri tory, convicted of larceny. Meat. Jolly Ordered to Cavlte. First Lieut. Wade L. Jolly of the marine corps has been detached from the Yoko hama Hospital and ordered to duty at the Cavite naval station. Lieut. Jolly was a Washington High School boy and played on the Central School's foot ball team for a number of years. He was mentioned in the official reports of the fighting In China, and was particularly commended for a brilliant charge which he led, and which resulted In the capture of one of the Chinese positions. HONA-KIDE CIRCULATION. A reference to the statement be low will show that the circulation ?worn to is a bona-flde one. It Is easily possible for a news paper with an elastic conscience to swell its legitimate circulation enor mously, in order to deceive adver tisers. by sending out thousands of papers to newsstands which are re turnable, and which are. In fact, re turned, but nevertheless are In cluded In what purports to be an honest statement of circulation. Intelligent advertisers, however, judge by results, and bogus circula tions don't give them. The family circulation of The Star is many thousands in excess of any other Washington paper. Clrcvlatl** of The "BTeslag Star." Satcrday. September 4, 1900 34.8SO Monday, September 10, IWO ..28,916 Tubhday, September 11, 1M0..._ *48300 Wednesday, September 12, WOO 98,930 Thursday, September 13, 1WJ0 88,904 Friday, September 14, IWO *8,785 Total ...179,280 4 Daily average- ? 89,714 I solemnly swear that the above statement represents only the number of copies or THE EVENING 8TAR circulated during the six secular days ending Friday, Septem ber 14. 1UOO?that is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona-flde pur chasers or subscribers, and that the copies so counted are not returnable to or remain In the offlce unsold. J. WHIT. HEBRON, Cashier, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to before me this fifteenth day of September. A. D. 1900. BEN. C. McQUAY, Notary Public, D. C. PEYTON IN MARLBORO' JAIL ALLB6BD ATTEMPT OF SHERIFF TO TAKS HIM FROM CONSTABLE. That Official Make* a Statement Dear las That He Did as Charged. A Washington special dispatch In the , Baltimore Sun this morning was as fol lows: "While Constable A. B. Suit of Prinee j George's county, Md., was on his way to Upper Marlboro' this afternoon in charge of the colored pugilist. "BIHy" Peyton, who had been handed over to him by Justice Bradley on a requisition, he was set upon by Sheriff Shea of that county, who. after applying vituperative epithets to Suit, is alleged to have attempted to assault the constable, whi had been appointed agent of the state by Gov. Smith. Fortunately for Suit, who was helpless by reason of the fact that he and the pugiliBt were hand cuffed together, the sheriff's deputy and the keeper of one of the resorts at the Junction interfered and forcibly restrained the sher iff from accomplishing his purpose. "Suit subsequently boarded the train with his prisoner, whom he took to the jail at Upper Marlboro', where the accused was held by Justice Sears for the action of the grand Jury of the October court, in default of *500 ball. "It is not yet determined what proceed ; Ings will be taken with respect to the sher | iff's action. There is a federal statute im ] posing a heavy fine and imprisonment for the rescue of a prisoner who is being con veyed from one Jurisdiction to another un der extradition proceedings. The peculiar ] location of the railroad station at Chesa peake Junction renders it a matter of some : doubt at present as to whether the assault was committed in Maryland or in the Dis ! triot of Columbia. If in the former jurisdic tion it would l>e cognizable by the authori ties of the United States, and if in the Dis trict of Columbia the question may arise as to whether 01 not it is contempt of court, the removal having been authorized by Judge Bradley, acting chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the. District. In any view of the case, it Is a serious matter, and one indicative of an unfortunate condition of affairs in the county whose official is in volved. "Peyton, the colored pugilist, was arrested in the District on a warrant issued in Prince George's county and a requisition from Gov. Smith." Denial by Sheriff Shea. When the above article was called to the attention of Sheriff Edward T. Shea by a Star reporter today he made the following statement: "The statements that I Interfered with Constable Suit while he was on his way to Marlboro' with the prisoner Billy Peyton, or that I assaulted the constable or at tempted to rescue the prisoner, are abso lutely false In every particular. Not the slightest attempt was made by me to in terfere with Mr. Suit's custody of his pris oner. and there is not even the semblance of truth in the allegation that I assaulted Suit. It Is equally untrue that I had to be restrained by my deputy. That article was Inspired by spite on the part of persons who seek'to discredit my performance of duty. Nothing was further from my mind ! when I met Mr. Suit than to in any way ! prevent him from carrying his prisoner to Marlboro". But I do think that the requi ? sition Issued for Peyton should have been ? placed In my hands rather than given to ? a constable. "For the truth of this account of the af fair I refer to every person present." MORE HOPEFUL NOW (Continued from First. Page.) are standing on their foundations and they are badly damaged. While the great sym pathetic heart of this grand nation Is re sponding so generously for the stricken city of Galveston. It should be remembered also that the smaller towns?where the same conditions of total wreck exists, though miraculously with smaller loss of life?need immediate help from a liberal people." APPEAL. TO TRAVELING MEX. President Mlehaux Anki Member* to Aid Texas Sufferer*. HOUSTON, Texas. September 15.?Pres ident Mlchaux of the Travelers' Protective Association has issued the following ap peal to the nembers of the organization throughout the United States: Whereas a great calamity has befallen the city of Galveston, thousands of dead, dying and Injured to be cared for by our our charitable and benevolent; and. Whereas numbers of traveling men are reported seriously wounded; therefore, to care for their immediate wants, 1 deem It necessary to call on all traveling men to con tribute as much as is In their power to help, aid and assist our stricken compan ions. Our association is able and will take care of all Its unfortunate members, and I ap peal to you In the name of charity and love to assist us In caring for those not so for tunate. Remit what you can afford by post office, express, or money order to James E. Lud low, secretary, San Antonio. Texas. Secretaries of all local T. P. A. posts will receive and remit your subscriptions. I trust that this appeal to the traveling men will be met by a quick response. Sincerely and fraternally. D. W. MICHAUX, President. Texas T. P. A. of America. Houston. Tex. PXEIMATIC TIME SYSTEM. Postmaster* In Larae C'HIe* Request ed to Witness It* Operation. The Post Office Department today re quested the postmasters at San Francisco, Denver, St. Louis. Cincinnati, Washington. New Orleans and Chicago to meet in Bos ton on September 24 to witness the practi cal working of the pneumatic tube system. They will then proceed to New York and Philadelphia for the same purpose. The division superintendents of the railway mail service at these places also will be present. These postmasters and superintendents con stitute local committees that have been named to make the investigation of the pneumatic tube service ordered at the last session of Congress. Ll*t ot Drowned Soldier*. Following are the names of members of Battery O, 1st Artillery, U. 8. A., whose lives were lost In the storm of Saturday night at Galveston, Tex.: Hugh R. George, first sergeant. James A. Marsh, sergeant. Samuel Roberts, corporal. James W. Cantner, cook. George Link, mechanic. Malcolm McArthur, mechanlo. George F. Andrews, private. William T. Andrews, private. Leopold Rander. private. John Glaffey, private. \. illiam A. Delaney, privata. Peter Downey, private. Fred Hess. private. Frank W. Hunt, private. John Kelly, private. Everett A. Lewis, private. Benjamin D. Mitchell, private George Peterson, private. William 8. Sauerber, private. Otto Seffers, private. Benjamin Vantllbruch, prlvata Wadsworth B. Wheeler, private Herbert R. Whit*, private. Carvan M. Wllhlte, private. Sidney Wright, private. Hospital corps: Samuel Forrest, privata. Joseph Gossage. private. Elrlght Mcllvene, private. Distrtet Made Defeadaat. The District of Columbia was named de fendant today in a proceeding at law to re cover damages in the sum of $10,000 Insti tuted by Rose E. Bond, who U represented by Attorney Andrew T. Bradley. It is al leged that last December the plaintiff sus tained serious Injury by stepping in a man hole, claimed to be defective, at 2d street and Indiana avenue. Business Dissatisfied With His d^i^V ... LOCAL COmaidNS ABE IGNORED Too Little .Attention Given to 31 ifis. x Interests of Americans. EVILS NEEDlSftt A CURE I /I. A : . ? When Mr. Bryan delivered his speech of acceptance, in 'which he dealt with im perialism and militarism-, he promised to deal with'- the other various issues enu merated in the platform In his letter of ac ceptance. it la: expected that this letter will be given to the public within a few days, and a good many democrats who are not satisfied with the progress that has been made with Imperialism as an Issue are awaiting thik letter with both interest and anxiety. Scsne'of these democrats feel that the cry of imperialism has not been responded to by the public in the proper spirit. f A prominent democrat visiting here from New YcrM says that Mr. Bryan has not struck tb? real LhUnr In assailing the Presi dent for a policy of Imperialism and mili tarism. He sajfii th^t there is a feeling of apprehension and discontent :mong a y^ry. 'arge element of business men In all the business cen-fers of the country where considerable capital is required for the nally transactions and that this might nave been availed of greatly to the ad- 1 vantage of the democratic national ticket, but that the discontent is not on account of the President's Philippine policy and that the business people who are dissatis fied with the administration do not respond to the cry of imperialism and militarism. Consequently, he says, Mr. Bryan is not going to have the support that otherwise he might have had from a considerable element of business men who would really like to see a change of administration. What Concerns Business Men. Men who engage in active enterprises and many who have capital invested in various ways, are going to be influenced, he says, by considerations of conditions In this country and their own welfare. Very few, he says, whose minds are occupied by busi ness questions are concerned with the ques- I tion of whether we have the consent of the governed in the Philippines or whether we have an army of 25,000 or of 11)0.000 men; or whether we govern the Philippine Is lands as a colonial dependency, or give them self-government. They are slow to believe that this admin istration has any purpose to found an em pire, or that the liberties of the people will be in danger by an increase of the .stand ing army. These dangers are too remote and speculative to excite their Interest, much less their alarm, and their oncern is for what aftVct$ -their own material In terests at home.r CuoccntiHitio^ of Money Power. For instance, he says, the business men In New York, are npuch more apprehensive of what may,be dwie hy half a dozen men who control,, the .jpioney market In New "S ork than tli^y ar$?,of the establishment of a military power.. They are alarmed at the concentration of the money power and the growing dependency of all moderate busi ness enterprises upon the will of the con trollers of great Corporations and combi nations of capital, and believe that If anv danger menaces |hls government it is through too great power over the business of the country being gathered Into a few hands, and riot from an Increase of the army or the ..<*??< jOT1 of island dependen ? Cn,. He.ua>? Olney fame nearer striking the keynote than has Mr. Bryan in any of his declarations, and that very who are dissatisfied ! with the administration and were inclined to oppose MrtCIMeys reelection are con vinced by Mr. BryanW taking the shoot he has with reference to imperialism that he does not comprehend the true situation and would not be able to deal with the gnat H." I holI^? w,h,ch is an economic and business question, were h? elected. These men who are ready to hold the ad ministration responsible for the develop ment of trusts -for the stock-Jobbing finan ciering which deprives Investments of their staple character, for the curtailment of op L'n% 1 r?,1y,h 'r. "??,dern business investments and for the helpless dependency of all in dividual operators In any line, feel that no Sot Believe In Bryan's Remedy They say that he ha? t*-!ce diagnosed the case and twice written prescriptions, but that neither diagnosis and neither prescrip tion fitted the disease. They declined free silver as a remedy in l?*j, he says, and now refuse to believe that the disease Is imperialism and that Its cure may be found lo,1l^,an'1?Hln* the "UUPP'ne Islands and reducing the army to 25,000 men. They feel that having made a wrong diagnosis of the case, Mr. Bryan is not capable of giving a remedy, and that therefore there is no alternative but to let the disease run Its course or trust to the republican party to take hold of it with skillful hands and cure it In their own way. Hint Given to Bryan. It Is believed that this opinion has been more or less frankly expressed to Mr. Bry an with the view of Inducing him to give more prominence In the campaign to the business conditions in this country which are complained of. Instead of devoting him self entirely to the Interests of the Fili pinos; and the opinion Is expressed by some that he will take the hint and in his letter of acceptance dwell chiefly upon the ques tion of trusts, the consolidation of capital and the subordination of individual enter prise. But whether he will be willing to subordinate the imperialism issue or wheth er he can do so If he wants to after its having been made "paramount" is a per plexing question to those most concerned. ? LOCAL WATER SUPPLY. Col. Miller Reports That Work la Pro ceeding; Satisfactorily. According to Col. Miller, the engineer of ficer In charge of the water supply system of the District, the water supplied to the residents of the District during the month of August was clear twenty-five days and turbid six days. The consumption and waste of water during the twenty-four hours ended at T..o'clock a.m. August 27 last amounted, to fil,300,078 gallons. The work of prodding an increased water supply by mefchs of the tunnel conduit and the Howard University reservoh is pro gressing satisfactory. The present ef forts are being directed to building new lining In the tunnel and the shafts, exca vating for clroulatftg conduits, making the Rock Creek pump, pit and building gate houses at the}east;and west shafts. The project foe the establishment of a filtration plant land. adjacent to the Howard Unlvarftity, reservoir Includes the construction ,fjt a clear water reservoir with the necessary ffate house and appur tenances. This reservoir will have a ca pacity of 4,060.0e0^?iillons and will be lo cated partly On the tract of land recently purchased for th*'nitration plant part ly on the HfoWMfd University reservoir reservation. ?' "?? ?1-,?ilrf) o Flrtf la loMaa Goal Yard. BOSTON, September 15.?Fire today did M0.000 damage to the property of J. A Bradford * Co.. wood and coal dealers. The Nova ScotlMi schooner Muriel, lying at Bradford's wlsif, was also burned, tad other property of the value of 15,000 was destroyed. " Jostle* Bingham's Brother Dead. Word was received at the city hall today of the death. Wednesday last, at Littleton, N. H.. of Judge Harry Bingham. The de ceased was a brother of Chief Justice Ed ward F. Bingham of the Supreme Court of the District ot Columbia, was seventy-nine years of age and was a prominent citizen of Littleton. Chief Justice mngi..^ and the son of the Utter, Cfcpt. Harry of the local United States attorney's office, were at the bedside when death occurred. WILL NOT SUPPORT BRYAN - . i . HEW ENGLAND- DEMOCRATS NOT RE* TI RXIHG TO THE PARTY IfOLO. RefreMBtatlre Snlloway'a View of Political Conditions In the fca?tern States?Workmen Prosperous. Representative Cyrus W. Sulloway of New Hampshire sees nothing1 but the brightest prospects for McKlnley and Roosevelt at the coming election. He Is in Washington for a short time during the absence of Congre ?, and In discussing the situation, said: "New England is, without question, solid for the republican ticket. McKlnley and Roosevelt will carry every New England and middle state. The democrats claim ta be greatly satisfied with the results of the recent elections In Maine and Vermont, but every public man who is acquainted with the conditions in those states knows that the republicans scored a tremendous vic tory. It is claimed that the percentage gained for democracy In Maine and Ver mont if repeated in other states will elect Bryan. People do not understand that the republican majority in these two states was greater than at any time In the his tory of the country, except in 1KSK5. "The reason for the great majority of ; that year was that the democrats were without organisation, and In many In stances were completely demoralized. They failed to vote, and the republicans conse quently carried all of the New England slates by Increased majorities. Not n Bolter Will Return. "In Maine and Vermont, and, in fact, 1 may say, in all the northern states, not a single man who bolted Bryan In 1896 will support him this year; in fact, the people are just as much afraid of the spectacular Nebraskan as they ever were. The sound business interests of the country will never support a man with the anarchistic ten dencies of the democratic nominee. "Labor also realizes that Its Interests are best protected and advanced by the sound business principles advocated and cherished \ by the republican party. This talk of hosts j of former democrats returning to the party : is all a dream, as far as the New England I states are concerned, and I believe the same ! conditions exist In other parts of the coun- j try. In 1800, as I have said before, the ; democrats were completely shocked at the [ | platform adopted at Chicago, and many of ; | them did not vote. The gold democrats | i who supported McKinley then are support ing him this year, and 1 know that he will carry New England overwhelmingly. Prosperity of Worklngmeu. "The mills of New England never enjoy ed a period of greater prosperity than dur ing the past four years. The workmen are happy and contented. In New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connec ticut the figures will show that during the past four years more homes have been purchased by the laboring man than ever before in a like period in the history of this country. One Indication of the great prosperity enjoyed that cannot be refuted by any argument for repudiation of the gold standard by the apostle of free silver Is the great number of.the children of la borers who are now in attendance at school. Formerly these little ones were re quired to work, but now their fathers earn enough to educate them. "The cry of imperialism strikes no terror to the mind of any intelligent voter. In fact, the so-called imperialism of the repub lican party Is simply an effort to give our newly acquired possessions a better form of government and afford greater opportunities for the laboring classes of this country. The people realize this and cannot be fooled by any misleading arguments upon the part of the democratic orators. Mr. Bryan knew that his free silver chimera had been ex ploded, and it was necessary that some new form of fright be Invented." m . LOST ALL BIT LIFE. Mrs. J. I). Skinner Hears Prom Her Husband?Mrs. Baldwin** Anxiety. Mrs. J. D. Skinner of Galveston. Texas, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Bacon of No. 1320 Colum bia road, has received a long letter from her husband, who, fortunately, escaped the disaster, describing the horrors attending upon and following the cyclone. Mrs. Skinner's husband is associated with his father, who Is president of the Galveston cotton exchange. In the cotton brokerage business. In the course of his letter, after reciting the appalling scenes, Mr. Skinner wrote: "The horrors I have since been witness ing 1 thank God you and my precious boys cannot see. Tou muat bear up under this calamity. We are a ruined commu nity, and the moat of our people are com pletely bankrupt. Death and destruction are everywhere. I am afraid the loss of life will reach 5,000, and perhaps more. The property loss Is probably twenty to thirty millions. Everything we have Is gone, and we are probably financially ruined, as all we had is here, and all our bonds are virtually worthless today. I don't know what we are going to do, but thank God. we are all safe and well, and me future la before us. "I will stay and stick it out, unless sick ness breaks out. I cannot desert in the i face of such a calamity, and I will not. I cannot tell you what I shall do. It will take a month to clean up the debris and clear the streets and get things in order, and many months to repair the houses still standing, as all repair material will be scarce and hard to get. Our first and greatest need Is for food, water, bedding and mattresses. We at home have enough to go on for a week, and by that time the whale world will be sending us aid. Hous ton, though sorely afflicted herself, sends us In today 100,000 gallons of water and a barge load of provisions. We hear the entire gulf coast Is swept, and that ^he storm extended to Austin and Brenbem. If so, the state of Texas la Indeed sorely afflicted. "I cannot bear to try any further to tell you all that has happened in a few brief hours, as the task Is too harrowing. We are burying the dead at sea. and fully 500 were disposed of that way. Do not expect regular communications from me. I am going to tender my services for any pur poses I can be of use; to police the city, nurse the sick and wounded, search for the dead, clear away rubbish, or anything else possible for an able-bodied man to do. No one can afford to shirk his duty. The Western Union is taking our mail to Hous ton for us." Mrs. E. F. Baldwin of No. 828 5th street northeast, and an employe In the govern ment printing office. Is apprehensive that her mother, Mrs. Ellen Mensman; her brother. Henry W. Mensman, and her two sisters, Mrs. Mary Andrews and Mrs. Emlle Eggers, the three latter of whom have families, are victims of the disaster at Galveston, where all resided. Mrs. Baldwin has wired inquiries, but so far has received no comforting replies. Ex-Representative C. B. Darrall of Louis iana. who Is now In Washington, received a telegram yesterday announcing the safe ty of his wife and family and other rela tives who reside In Galveston. Accepted With Conditions. The proposal of Messrs. 8. S. Daish & Sons to furnish the District with George's creek coal from the mines of the Consoli dation Coal Company of Maryland, at $3.10 per ton, has been accepted by the Com missioners, with certain stated conditions. Illneoa of Mrs. Janes A. Meredith. Mrs. James A. Meredith of Montgomery county, Md., is dangerously ill of typhoid fever In the apartments of her son-in-law, Mr. Arthur Kemp, chtef clerk and property clerk of the metropolitan police depart ment, who resides at the Essex flats, on U street. Mrs. Meredith was brought in from her home, where she and her husband live, near Rockvllle, last week, since which time the disease has fully developed. Her many friends will be deeply pained to hear of her Illness. ?ttaatlon la Wroalag Valley. WILKE8BARRJE, Pa., September 15.? There are not quite so many miners at wsgk in the Wyoming valley today as on yesterday, bat the coal companies say the output will not be much less than it was on Friday. At noon today some of the miners removed their tools from the mines. By to night nearly all the misers will have their tools out. The way things look now there will b* * general suapenaion la the Wyo ming valley on Monday. RESCUED THIRTY-FOIR. Gallant Work ?( mm Ofllcer and Nei ot m Rmue Cutter. An ofllclal in the Treasury Department has received two private letters from F. \V. H.. Whitaker, chief engineer of the revenue cutter Galveston, which braved the storm at Qalveston. The first letter of Engineer Whitaker was written September 9, before I he storm hart hardly abated and when its effects were not fully known. In this letter Mr. Whitaker tells of the rescue of thirty-four persona by Second Assistant Engineer Root and a few of the crew of the Galveston. The ?tcry of this rescue describes one or the most heroic deeds of the terrible catas trophe. When the storm was at its worst Mr. Root and a few of the men went lip one of the streets of Galveston in the whale boat of the cutter. The water was then from five to eight feet deep in the streets. Thirteen men. women and children were taken from houses and placed in the boat and the return to the Galveston was be gun. The wind was so furious that the boat could not be moved an inch by means of oars. Mr. Roo* thereupon procured a rope and sent one of his men ahead with !t. Sometimes the man had to swim ahrt again he would wade a short distance, with his mouth barely out of water. He would fasten it to a telegraph pole or whatever held and the boat would be pulled forward by the rope. When the boat was made fast with a small rope the larger rope was sent ahead again, the man who took it proving himself as great a hero as Engi neer Root. In this tedious way the Galves ton was reached and the people put aboard. Mr. Root went out again, all of the crew of the Galveston believing that he would be drowned or killed. By this time the wind had risen so high that the whaleboat could not return with the twenty-one persons who had been rescued. Engineer Root had them placed In a large two-story building that was standing the strain better than others. The women and children of the party were weak from fright and hunger. No food could be found. Engineer Root made his way back to the store, where he had obtained the rope, and found a few crackers and other things, and he gave them to the party, with whom he remained until the storm was aver. In his second letter, dated September 11. Mr. Whitaker tells of the terrors of the storm and ? its effects. He estimates the dead at and says that boat load after boat load of dead were then being carried to sea and put overboard. He reports the timely arrival of a steamer from New York having on board a distilling plant for the Galveston. "I shall set It up on deck and start It at once to make fresh water, for God only knows what we may need. People are coming all the time to the vessel beg ging for a drink of water and something to eat. We have had some people on board since the night of the storm." He says that there are few families In oaneston that have not lost one or more members, and that In nlany cases entire families have been wiped out. ? MIRKI, KKW1 Progreas In Boring Artealan Well*? Modal and Personal. Special Correaiwmlence of The Evculug Star. LAUREL, Md., September 13, lixto. Active work has been under way for the past several days on the boring of the ar tesian wells for the supplying of the water for this town. The boring has reached a point seventy feet below the surface and the workers are experiencing some trouble with a strata of rock at that depth. Should the well now being bored furnish a suitable supply the water board will. It Is said, sink about six ol' these wells at the same place. The boring is being done at the electric light power house, at which place a general power house will be erected and which will supply the power for the light plant and also for the water system. The standplpe. I which is to be 70 feet high instead of im). as at first decided, will have a capacity of about 135,000 gallons. j The water board has also decided that in i case of a severe drouth or a lire, the water 1 supply for the western part of the town will be obtained from the standpipe, while the eastern portion will get its supply direct I from the pumping station. With the con sc.ldation of the water and light systems, Laurel will be furnished with an all-nieht lighting service for which there has been much agitation for some time past. Bids have been asked for the necessary niach.nery for the new power plant, for the piping, for the building of the standplpe and for the fire plugs. The authorities have determined that in the future thi.< town shall have adequate fire protection, and have prepared plans for the placing of fire plugs at every 300 feet on the different streets. Mr. Ralph A. Clark, a well-known young man in Laurel's society, has gone to Iowa, where he will complete his study of law at the University of Iowa. Mr. Clark is a graduate of the Columbian Law School of the class of '90. The lawn fete given by the Ladles' Aid Society of St. Philip's P. E. Church of this town, on the lawn of Mrs. Mary Brehme, recently, was a most successful financial' and social event. The grounds were bril liantly illuminated by many colored lan terns .and an excellent literary program was rendered. Miss Irene Castle, who has been visiting in Baltimore, recently returned to her home here. The local republicans are lining up for action, and a meeting will be held at the Free Quill Hall Monday night next, at which time a club will be formed. Mr. Eugene Little left last night for New York to accept the position of secretary to Mr. George E. Baldwin, who is to represent a Honolulu firm at that place. The ladies of Trinity M. E. Church South held the first of a series of entertainments and oyster suppers at the Academy of Mu sic here last night. Miss Lottie Wheeler has returned home after an extended visit with relatives in Baltimore county. A olub will be organized tonight to be called the Laurei Bryan and Stevenson Democratic Club. OPI5UON 18 ADVERSE. Attorney for District Oppoaei Refund of Certain Taiea. In the matter of the application of C. F. Wollard. attorney for the estate of Samuel Kirby, for the refund of general taxes for the year 1874 againat parts of lots 9 and 10, square 408, Mr. A. B. Duvall, the at torney for the District, today advised ad verse action thereon. It appears, from Mr. Duvall's opinion, that Samuel Kirby In 1874 used the parts of said lots mentioned for manufacturing furniture, and that August 16. 1873, he paid the taxes for 1874. The claim for the re fund of said taxes is based upon the fol lowing provisions of the act of the late legislative assembly of the District of Co lumbia, enacted June 20, 1873: "That all property, real and personal, which may hereafter be actually employed within the limits of the District of Colum bia for manufacturing purposes shall be exempt from all general taxes for a period of ten years from the date of the act going Into effect; provided, that the value of the property so employed for manufacturing purposes shall not be less than $5,000." The Supreme Court of the United States in 1879 held that said act of the legislative assembly was repealed by the act of Con gress of June 20. 1874, levying taxes upon all real estate in the District except that belonging to the United States and to the District of Columbia, and that used for ed ucational and charitable purposes. Also that the exemption of manufacturing prop erly was a bounty merely, revokable at any time by the legislature, the court referring to it as a "bounty of exemption given to those who engaged in manufactures and employing at least $5,000 therein." (Welch agt. Cook. 97 U. 8. 541.) "1 am of the opinion," says Mr. Duvall. "that the exemption under the act of June 28, 1873, was In. the nature of a personal bounty. The Supreme Court of the United States In Plcard vs. the Bast Tennessee Vir ginia and Georgia railway (ISO U. a. 637) held that while Immunity from taxation might be granted It must be considered as a personal privilege not extending beyond the Immediate grantee, unless otherwise so declared In expressed terms. The same considerations which ca'.l for clear and un ambiguous language to justify the conclu sions that immunity from taxation has Jn. nny Instance must re quire similar distinctness of expression be fore the Immunity wtfl he extended to others than the original grantee.* "Mr Kirby died In 1888, without ever hav ing made, so far as I am Informed, any claim tot the exemption of this property from taxation. The claim, if he had deelred f.? barred >?y the statutes of limitations In his lifetime. Apparently he did not choose to aoeept this bounty. I am of the opinion that the application should be refused." FINANCE AND TRADE Coal Miners' Strike Causes Sharp Depression in Stocks. SELLING ON BOTH ACCOONT8 Traders, However, Think a Favor able Reaction Will Follow. GENERAL MARKET REPORTS S|>erial r>!?|>at<-h to The Krenlng Star. NEW YORK. Septeml>?r 15.?Today'* 'Mock market was under pressure during ihe entire session, professional selling and commiss'on house liquidation forcing sub stantial declines In all th? active issues. The closing was heavy and at the lowest prices. The coal strike is directly credited with the weakness, but entirely on its political side and without regard for commercial losses. Taking advantage of this more comprehensive view traders succeeded In Inspiring a political scare which unsettled prices in all departments. The selling of I'nlon Pacific, Atchison. St. Paul and Bur lington had every appearance of liquidation by pool? and commission houses. Buch selling Is significant because the Issues named have an Investment value at current prices. Sugar was weak under renewed selling for trade interests, and People's (?as con tinued to decline under a more serious in terpretation of the rate war in Chicago. The steel stocks were weak and yielded easily under moderate selling for both ac counts. The bank statement was about as had been predicted. The reserve decreased $5,220,075, which Is about equal to the loss in lawful money, divided about equally be tween specie and legal tenders. L/.>ans have increased $7,022.?00. which explains the slight tendency toward a stiffness in call rates during the week. Deposits in creased fl.0ttt.A00 and circulation gained $.'172,000. The demands for crop movements and a moderate loss to the subtreasury are responsible for the loss in cash, and it Is thought that some falling off in the de mand will be recorded during the coming week. The street is divided in Its summaries of this week's market. In some circles the belief Is expressed that the market has been artlflclal'y sustained during the sum mer, and that now events of a serious na ture threaten it and substantial intrinsic strength Is lacking. The public is not in and will not come In until the decline shows signs of exhaustion. Elsewhere the decline Is not considered as anything more serious than a profes sional drive, which will react upon its fol lowers through an Increase In the short In terest. Believers in the latter theory are confident that the market will rally on val ues and that abundant money is available for a pronounced advance. There is no need of haste pending a defi nite solution of pe-nding troubles, and a rea sonable reaction will not be resisted by the banking Interests. Taking surface indica tions for a basis, the views of the latter ele ment must l>e regarded as being a trifle too optimistic. Politics have at least another month of uncertainty and no discounting is likely to be undertaken before the middle of October. Meanwhile the speculative ele ment will prefer lowvr prices for the double reason that a profit may be made in the short acount while waiting for the safe basis upon which a later rise may be un dertaken. The coal strike will be the cen tral figure of the market during the com ing week, and It possesses the merit at least of overcoming the much discussed apathy in both speculation and politics. FINANCIAL. AND COMMERCIAL. New York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hlbbs & Co., bankers and brokers, 1410 F st., members New York stock exchange, correspondents Messrs. La denburg, Thalmann & Co.. New York. American Cotton Oil A. 9. WIre.. ? 85% 35*2 K4\. "jut" Ain. Stee< A Wireprd..... 74s. 74% 7+v^ 7-js'j American Suenr li?? n?% U?%. American Tobaeoo 92J-a 92% 89% 90 Atchison -? - 27s* -J7?i 26% 27 Atcblson. pM 70 70 69% Ba Minora A Ohio 70S *>% <?% Baltimore 4 Ohio. pfd_ 78% 7?%i 77 77 BrooklynRauld Transit. 68% 53 S yu ml; Cheaapeate A Ohio. 27% 27s! V 27 C? C.C. A8L Louis ... Chicago B. A 0 123% m% 1 ajj ug? Clile. A .Northtesters.. 181 161 lao 160 C'bicaso Gas 90S 90S ?#% C., M.and St. Paul? 118% :is?| 112% 112% Chicago, R. I. a Paalfle.. 106 106 105 I0r> Chlo.. St. P.. M. A O (hie. A G. W?at?rD_ ~ Colorado Kne! aad Iroa 84% 34% 34 ~84 ' Coaaolidatad Gas- 171 171 169% 169% Con. Tobaeao 25% 26% 2ft% 2f>% Con. Tobacco. pM_ ..... . /% Delaware A Hudson 100% 109S 108 iiuK" federal Steel ? M'-J 38% 32% 82V: Federal Steel. 0K1 rto fi6% *5 General Kleetrle... 140 140 18* 13a Illinois (Antral 116 116 116 116 IxuusvlliaA fashvllle.... 71% 7i% 71% 71% Metropolitan Traction... 152% 152% 149 149S Manhattan iClevated. 89 89 88 88 Missouri Pacific 50W 50% 49'-; 49?i M.. K. A T.. pfd 29.S 29% 29 29 National l.ea<l co_ New Terser Central I New fork Central _ 129% 129% J28S i'28V N. Y.Ontario A Wester* 20% 20% 19% 21) Northern Pacific 5:% >1% WS SOS Northern Pacific, pfd.._ 70S 70S 69% 70 Pacifle Mali.. .to :to% 30 30 Peuuiyivaaia R. R. 127 127% 126% 127% Phlla.A Heading. IstpM 54% 64% 53% .58% Southern t'acifie 82% 82% S2?; 82% Soathern Railway 11% 11% 11% 11% Soathern Railway, pfd. 63^, 58.S a2% 52% Texas Pacific 14% 1ft 14% 14% Tenn. Coal aad Iron 68 S 68% 87% 67% Union Pacific.. 06% 06S 55% 55% Union Pacific, pfd 73% 73% 72% 78 U 8 Leather " " ??" U. b. Leather, pfd.. 68V ?'-S-'Rubber ? Wabaah. pfd Western Union Tel... 79? Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, 8epteml>er 1ft.?Flour dull, unchaqg> ed; receipts, 16.249 laurels; exports, 14.178 barrels. Wheat steady; H>?t ami the month. 73%a7,'fTj; Octo ber, 74%c74%; December, T7%a77Ti; steaiuor No. 3 red, 71%a71'/4; receipts, 14,829 bushels; southern by sample, 70a74H; do. on grade. 72Sa744. Corn steady: mixed, spot, 46; the month, 4o\a46; Octo ber, 45aUW; Soreinlwr or Decemlter, new or old. 40%a40%: January, 40Ha40%; ttvaiuer mixed, 45; receipts, 26,718 tmehels; exports, 159,571 buahrls; soutbern ?vhlte corn, 48a49; do. yellow, 47Ua48. Oats firmer; No. 2 white. 27Vfca2S; No. 2 mlxeo, 25 a2SU; receipts, 58,268 busbels. Rye nominally steady; No. 2 nearby, 50; No. 2 western, 51; re ceipts. 5,960 bushels. Hay strong; No. 1 timothy. $15.50 bid. Grain fretghta very firm. UD<.'hani(i>d. Sugar, cbeeae, butter and eggs firm and unchanged. Government Boada. Bid. Asked. 8 per cents, registered, 1908-1028.... 110'? 111 etaoln shrdlu c %%%*?% etaol shrdl em 3 per cents, eoupen, 1008-lKW.. 1104 111 4 per cents, registered, 1907 114?? ll.Y\ 4 per cents, coupon. 1007 115*4 116% 4 per cent*, registered, 19S6 134 136 4 per cents, coupon. 1925 134 135 B per cents, registered. 1904 118% 114% 5 per cents, coupon, 1904 USVfc U4H 104 105 New 2a CHICAGO, September 15.?Grain: Open. High. low. Hose. Wheat-Oct 70 7<fc 76 76%B Nct 77 77% 70% 77UIt Cbrn-Oct 3914 30'4-S Nor 86% 30% .W? 8S%A Oata-Oct 22 28 21% % 21%-% CHICAGO, September 15.?Provlalona: Open. High. Low. (Vim. Pork-Oct 11.45 12.0f? 11.4R 12.00 I*rd?Oct 6.75 6.77 6.75 6.77 Ribs?Oct 7.3B 7.27 7.25 7.XT NEW YORK. September 15.-Cotton: Open. High. Idm. Otoe*. October 10.25 10.45 10.20 10.45 November. 10.01 10.30 9.90 10.20 December.... 9.91 10.0? 0.83 10.02 January KM 10-02 9.82 10.01 Estate Be^aeatked to Children. The will of Inni? N. Palmer, dated Au gust IS, 180S. was Hied today for probate. The estate of the testator la bequeathed to his children. , ? a ? ? Stole a Pash Cut William Washington and another boy. who cave hte name as "Skylark," both liv ing In ABC all ay,ware today convicted in the Police ourt of stekllng a push cart, valued at $1.35, from Baker Dodson. Judge Kim ball fined each of the offenders HQ. and In default of payment they went down foe sixty days.